Wednesday, September 23, 2015 Round Up

A big round up, since there's been a lot of water under that bridge since I last reviewed it.

In the email scandal department, the State Department contradicted Hillary on the origin of the request for her back emails. She claimed it was just a general request to past SecStates, while the State Department stated that the request was prompted by the discovery that had been hosting her email on a private server. As Ace notes, when confronted with the discrepancy, she simply throws up her hands and claims to be right:
You know, when backed into a corner, a liar ultimately just says, "Look, all I can tell is you is [repetition of lying account of events], you believe what you want to believe."

That is, like Hillary, the last move of the liar is to no longer even try to pretend their version of events can be harmonized with reality; they just stop with that and simply repeat the lie and begin saying "I don't know what to tell you."

Which is sort of true -- they don't know what to tell you at that point.
And oh goody  FBI Said to Recover Personal E-Mails From Hillary Clinton Server. So now, eventually, we may find out out much foundation work got mixed into the State Department business.  My guess is that if Obama decides he wants an heir not named Hillary or Clinton, he will allow them to be released earlier rather than later.

At this point, however, signs are that the cover up of Clinton.coms email shenanigans will continue into at least the near future: FBI refuses to cooperate in Hillary Clinton email server probe
The FBI refused to cooperate Monday with a court-ordered inquiry into former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s email server, telling the State Department that they won’t even confirm they are investigating the matter themselves, much less willing to tell the rest of the government what’s going on.

Judge Emmet G. Sullivan had ordered the State Department to talk with the FBI and see what sort of information could be recovered from Mrs. Clinton’s email server, which her lawyer has said she turned over to the Justice Department over the summer.
Add James Comey and/or Loretta Lynch's name to the list of federal officials who should be impeached for obstruction of justice. 

And, as if we need more reason: More emails surface in Hillary Clinton Benghazi probe
More previously undisclosed State Department emails related to Benghazi have surfaced in a federal court filing, offering a public accounting of at least some of the records still being sought by congressional investigators.

The filing Monday in a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit brought by the conservative group Citizens United describes about a dozen Benghazi-related emails that were withheld in whole or in part as State responded to one of the group's requests seeking information about contacts between a top aide to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and officials with the Clinton Foundation.

Most of the documents also appear to have been withheld from the House Select Committee on Benghazi, which is investigating State's response to the attack. The committee is scheduled to take public testimony from Clinton on Oct. 22.
And the judge told them to put more people on the email release process to get 'er done.

Hillary Clinton’s aides relinquish more than 100,000 pages of emails: State Dept. says it won’t 
release them all, but will check them when requested
Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s top aides have belatedly turned over more than 100,000 pages of emails they had kept on personal email accounts, or accounts tied to Mrs. Clinton’s server, the government told a federal judge late Friday.

Huma Abedin turned over an estimated 23,000 pages of emails, Philippe Reines gave back 70,000 pages of messages and Cheryl Mills returned somewhere in the neighborhood of 11,870 pages, the Obama administration told Judge Rudolph Contreras in a court filing.
Hillary Clinton laughs at possible criminal charges in email scandal
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton burst into laughter when asked Thursday about New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie saying she should be prosecuted for using a private email account and home-based email server for official business as secretary of state.

Mrs. Clinton kept shaking her head and chuckling when asked on CNN’s “The Situation Room” about the possibility that Russia, China or even 18-year-olds would have hacked into U.S. national security secrets that were stored on the email server in the basement of her home in New York.
 He (or she) who laughs last laughs longest.

Ron Fournier accuses Hillary of repeated lying and to "Come Clean or Get Out" It's too much to hope for both, I expect. ABC's Matthew Dowd said that: ‘Theory of Hillary’ ‘Better Than’ Her ‘Running for President.’

What Type of Non-Person Is Hillary Clinton?
Over the weekend, we all heard Hillary Clinton vociferously deny that she is some sort of non-human construct out to bend humanity to her will:

Now, obviously, this claim is ridiculous. My colleague Andrew Stiles is currently working on a voxplanation/fact check of her statement, but, suffice to say, no one who is a real person would ever say “I am a REALLL [bug eyes/shrug/intimidating lean] person!” if they were, in fact, a real person. It’s science. (You’re not some sort of science denier, are you?)
He considers Cylons (she's not good enough looking), Pinocchio (her nose doesn't grow), Terminators (again, not physically fit), Replicant (she's lived way too long), and concludes she is a Weyland Robot, able to sort of convincingly fake emotions.

With the left bank of her support eroding in favor of Bernie Sanders, Hillary has been veering port in an effort to shore it up with statements (finally) coming out against the Keystone Pipeline (which will assure her green weenie vote, but lose her some labor support), and against the pharmaceutical industry (who have the gall to actually produce useful products for profit, entirely unlike the Foundation, which sells influence for profit).

Bill Clinton Warned About Hillary’s ‘Discomfort’ With Gay Rights During 2000 Senate Race
Bill Clinton confessed to a close friend that Hillary Clinton was not comfortable “around gay people who were kind of acting out” during her 2000 Senate race, according to audio recordings obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.

Clinton worried that his wife’s “general discomfort” with gay rights issues could complicate her senate bid in New York at the time, according to a contemporaneous account from Clinton’s long-time friend Taylor Branch.
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“[Bill] came in and he said, ‘You know I’ve had much more contact in my life with gay people than Hillary has,’” Branch recounted at the time. “He said, ‘I think she’s really a little put off by some of this stuff.’”
If they still discomfort her, I'd say she hides it pretty well; well enough to pander with the best of them.

And finally, Hillary and the Origin of the Birthers: Heilemann Confirms: It Was Hillary Who Started Rumor Obama Not Christian
John Heilemann was a rather reluctant witness. But when called on to testify, so to speak, Heilemann confirmed a stunning fact: that during the 2008 presidential race, it was Hillary Clinton who started the rumor that Barack Obama might not be a Christian.

The matter arose when on today's Morning Joe. Joe Scarborough ripped Hillary's hypocrisy on Face the Nation yesterday for criticizing Republicans who question Obama's religion, "when it all started with her and her campaign passing things around in the [2008] Democratic primary." When Steve Rattner asked Heilemann, in his role as inside-campaign-baseball expert, to confirm whether Joe's allegation was true, Heilemann tersely said "it was the case."

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