The big news today out of Clinton.com is all the fuss over Hillary's spouse, Bill, having an ex parte communication with Attorney General Lynch in a jet on the Phoenix Arizona tarmac. Curiously, it was not either the jet that Lynch or Clinton were traveling in. Ann Althouse echos Rush Limbaugh:"So we are supposed to believe here that Bill Clinton, a 70-year-old man with a history of heart trouble played golf in Phoenix where it was 108, 110 degrees..." But it's a dry heat.
"... maybe he played on Sunday when it was 108, I don't know. And then he's on the way to the airport to leave, is told that Loretta Lynch, the attorney general, is soon due to arrive, delays his departure, goes to a vacant private jet on the tarmac where she happens to be. He delays his departure to go have the meeting at which they discuss their grandchildren and their travels.... I try to envision that and it just doesn't work for me. It just doesn't work for me. So what else might have been going on at this meeting?..."It doesn't work for a lot of people. Allahpundit on Twitter: "The fix was in from the beginning. Why should optics matter?" The Hill: Lynch meeting with Bill Clinton creates firestorm for email case. Donald Trump: See what I mean now about a rigged system? J. Christian Adams: Bill Clinton Up to No Good Visiting Attorney General Loretta Lynch
The good guys in all this at Judicial Watch are requesting that the Inspector General of DOJ launch an investigation. When all you have to guard the hen house in foxes.
BREAKING NEWS! Under fire after secret meeting, Lynch to step back from Clinton probe
Under bipartisan fire following a private meeting with former President Clinton even as her Justice Department investigates Hillary Clinton over her secret email server, Attorney General Loretta Lynch will announce on Friday that she will defer to non-political subordinates on whether to bring charges against the likely Democratic presidential nominee.But a guarantee the "non-political subordinates" will be Democratic partisans, because that's how "government servants" roll.
In other email related news, Doug Ross catches the State Dept ignoring FOIA requests, based on Huma Abedin's deposition. Say, it looks like the State Department totally ignores FOIA requests from the peons
"Did you ever search, were you ever asked to search your state.gov e-mail account in response to a FOIA request or FOIA litigation?" lawyer Ramona Cocta asked.Another group investigating the email scandal Citizens has been told that United State Department requests 27-month delay to produce emails from Clinton aides, putting it conveniently past the election. This occurred three weeks before a court imposed deadline. The purpose of these FOIA requests is to look at possible conflicts of interest with Clinton donors getting State Dept. favors. Ace: Judge Permits Expansion of Lawsuit to Probe Hillary's Secret Meetings With Donors
"I believe I said 'no,'" Abedin answered.
"Were you ever asked to search your Clinton email.com account during your tenure at the State Department in response to a FOIA request or FOIA litigation?" Cocta asked.
"No, I was not," Abedin said.
They suspect, almost certainly correctly, that Hillary kept her meetings with donors off her official calendars so that she could never be asked about them -- if there's no record of a meeting, it's hard to subpoena information related to it. This is of a piece with her secret email system -- you can't subpoena an email system whose existence has been kept a secret.Email story won’t end for Clinton
But a judge is allowing an expansion of Judicial Watch's lawsuit into Hillary's donor meetings.
Weather prediction: a downpour of "I can't recalls" and a high-pressure system of incomplete memory with a 90% chance of perjury.
“If the FBI concludes that Clinton did not engage in any criminal conduct … I anticipate that we will know about those findings before the election, to remove the cloud,” said Steven Levin, a former federal prosecutor.So by dodging and delaying, they've put it off to a point where the FBI can't effectively do anything until Clinton is able to pardon herself? Maybe she could then become the second President Clinton to be impeached.
“If the FBI were to identify criminal conduct, such a disclosure would affect the election, something that the Department of Justice has a policy against doing,” he added. “So I think we should expect to see something of that nature post-election.”
This rumor keep surfacing. Russia to release Clinton emails? It's good to know one of the presidential candidates is susceptible to blackmail from our greatest enemy.
A State Department official has said Russia is one of at least three foreign governments likely to have obtained the full content of the former secretary of state’s server through covert hacking operations. The other two are China and Israel.MSM Exonerates Hillary on Benghazi. What Exactly Is She Guilty Of? Incredible bad judgement that led up to the attack and lying to the public about the origins of the attack should be in and of itself disqualifying. Hillary, Here’s Why It’s Not ‘Time to Move On’ on Benghazi
Uh oh. Hillary VP short-lister took the same sorts of gifts that Bob McDonnell did. Forget it Jake, it's Richmond.
- At the deputies committee meeting on September 11th at 7pm that you attended while the attack was ongoing in Benghazi, why were the priority issues being discussed whether our Marines should wear uniforms or civilian clothes and a ridiculous YouTube video, rather than a rescue mission?
- Both President Obama and the Secretary of Defense authorized military action to do whatever needed to be done to help our people on the ground. That was authorized before the deputies meeting you attended that night. Why weren’t the President’s orders followed?
- Why did you send an email to your daughter on the night of the attack stating that the attack was Al-Qaeda-linked, then conveyed the same message to the Prime Minister of Egypt the next day (including that a video was *not* responsible and it was a planned attack), but repeated a false story to the public blaming a YouTube video for days and days after?
- You were the first choice to do those Sunday shows where Susan Rice falsely blamed a YouTube video after you were well aware (via your own words to Chelsea and the PM of Egypt) that it was a terrorist attack. Tell me, why didn’t you do those Sunday shows yourself?
- Susan Rice was never briefed by the CIA or the FBI or the Department of Defense before appearing on those Sunday shows. Instead, she was briefed by political appointees. Explain to me as a former Secretary of State how that makes sense? And why was Rice perpetuating a falsehood about a video when you already knew it was terrorism?
- The Benghazi mission made repeated requests for additional security in late 2011 and early 2012. Why were those security requests denied? Who denied them?
- According to the report, “None of the information coming directly from the agents on the ground in Benghazi during the attacks mentioned anything about a video or a protest.” So, where did that narrative come from exactly?
Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine took advantage of the state’s lax gift laws to receive an $18,000 Caribbean vacation, $5,500 in clothes and a trip to watch George Mason University play in the NCAA basketball Final Four during his years as lieutenant governor and governor, according to disclosures he filed.Which should help answer this question fromthe #NeverTrump Weekly Standard: How Bad Is Hillary, Really? Mysterious death in Clinton bribery case
Now a leading contender to be Hillary Clinton’s running mate, Kaine reported more than $160,000 in gifts from 2001 to 2009, mostly for travel to and from political events and conferences, according to disclosures compiled by the Virginia Public Access Project. The givers included political supporters, a drug company that soon after bought a facility in Virginia, and Dominion, the state’s biggest provider of electricity.
A major bribery scandal was threatening to engulf both Hillary and Bill Clinton — but now the untimely and highly unusual death of a key witness may keep that from happening.Once (Vince Foster) is happenstance. Twice (James McDougal) is coincidence; three times is enemy action.
John Ashe, former president of the United Nations General Assembly and former ambassador from Antigua and Barbuda in the Caribbean, was found dead in his home in Dobbs Ferry, New York, last week shortly before he was expected to give testimony in a massive corruption case surrounding a longtime pal of the Clintons. The case is currently in the pre-trial phase.
Ashe was initially reported dead of a heart attack.
Later reports confirmed that his throat was crushed by a barbell in what’s being called an exercise accident.
Ashe was accused of accepting more than $1 million in bribes from several people, including $500,000 from Ng Lap Seng – a shady Chinese billionaire known as “Mr. Wu” who had deep ties to the Clinton Administration and is in jail awaiting trial in the case.
The one thing I like about the Obama era is all the racial healing: Black Lives Matter leader warns Clinton of convention protests, The Clintons’ sordid race game: No one will say it, but the Clintons’ rise was premised on repudiating black voters, Salon Writer: Conservatives Are Racist Against … Bill Clinton
In the horserace Althouse notes: "After trailing Hillary Clinton by five points for the prior two weeks, Donald Trump has now taken a four-point lead." "The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey of Likely U.S. Voters finds Trump with 43% of the vote, while Clinton earns 39%.... Last week at this time, it was Clinton 44%, Trump 39%.", Hillary underperforming Obama ’12 among women, millennials, blacks, For Clinton, beating Trump remains in doubt, but Politico holds out hope in North Carolina: Clinton reshuffles the swing state deck
From Wombat-socho's "In The Mailbox: 06.30.16", So Terrible! Trump Chimes In On Clinton-Lynch Meeting, House Dems Mistakenly Release Transcript Confirming Big Payments To Clinton Crony Sid Blumenthal, Fauxcahontas Warren Makes Anti-Trump Ad, Ends Up Humiliating Herself, NRA Releases New Anti-Clinton Ad Featuring Benghazi Survivor.