Thursday, September 24, 2015

Who Called the Dogs on

Why it seems like just yesterday I was doing one of these posts.

By way of Wombat-socho's "In The Mailbox: 09.23.15" Enraged Granny Clinton Demanded Obama “Call Off Your F–king Dogs” in Email Probe; FBI Recovers Some Emails from Server
. . . Can America really entrust the nuclear codes to someone so prone to anger and rage? We don’t think so. It seems as if she’s emotionally unstable, not to mention a criminal.
Clinton lost her temper and called the president by his first name in an emotionally driven break with White House decorum, according to the book.
“What I want for you to do is call off your f–king dogs, Barack!”Clinton allegedly barked at Obama, according to Klein’s account, which cited sources close to Clinton and Obama senior adviser Valerie Jarrett.
The president was so stunned by Clinton’s disrespectful demands, he needed a moment to compose himself, the book claims.
Obama then responded, “There is nothing I can do for you one way or another. Things have been set in motion, and I can’t and won’t interfere. Your problems are, frankly, of your own making. If you had been honest . . .”
That response raises my opinion of Obama slightly. It wasn't that hard.
Klein reports Clinton interrupted, “There are always haters out there to get the Clintons.”
Paranoia surely seems to be a symptom of early onset dementia. She might want to get checked out.
Hillary's FBI nightmare
The next question in the Hillary Clinton email matter is who will force the FBI to release any documents it may have retrieved from the 2016 presidential candidate's homemade server — Congress or the courts?

The answer: A federal judge may decide to get aggressive and order the law enforcement agency to turn over any newly discovered records or at least preserve them pending further court action. But don't expect congressional subpoenas to fly — or FBI director James Comey to get hauled to Capitol Hill anytime soon.

Key congressional committees investigating Clinton’s emails argue that the courts are better suited to force the release of federal documents. One GOP source familiar with the investigations said a congressional committee could "theoretically subpoena the FBI" to demand the contents of Clinton's server, but judges are likely to wade into the issue first.

"I think the court is better positioned right now because of where the cases are in litigation," the source said.
That's certainly been true up until this point. The various FOIA suits have been far more successful at getting documents than the Congress, because the Congress seems unwilling to  threaten to put anyone in jail until they pony up. Judges seem to have less problem with that.

How many full time jobs can a government employee have: Emails show Huma Abedin's ties to private consulting firm
A spring 2012 email to Hillary Clinton’s top State Department aide, Huma Abedin, asked for help winning a presidential appointment for a supporter of the Clinton Foundation, according to a chain obtained by POLITICO.

The messages illustrate the relationship between Clinton’s most trusted confidante and the private consulting company that asked for the favor, Teneo — a global firm that later hired Abedin. Abedin signed on with the company while she still held a State Department position, a dual employment that is now being examined by congressional investigators.

Abedin’s status as a “special government employee” has been questioned by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), who has raised concerns about any overlapping duties and whether they posed potential conflicts of interest. Abedin also worked as an adviser to the Clinton Foundation, the nonprofit founded by former President Bill Clinton.

Abedin’s legal team maintains that the part-time jobs were appropriate and approved by Abedin’s supervisors at State and that she did nothing wrong. Indeed, in the email request obtained by POLITICO, there is no evidence that Abedin interceded on behalf of Teneo as it sought a new appointment for Judith Rodin, a Teneo client and the president of The Rockefeller Foundation.
Which is why people want to look at all of the emails.

It's convenient to think of the Weiner-Abedin as the, if you can imagine this, low class imitator of Bill and Hillary; the husband using political office for the power to command sexual favors bordering on perversion, while the wife seeks the power to command money for favors.

Martin O'Malley On Hillary's 'bobbing and weaving'
"Because the American people have not been allowed yet to hear from the Democratic presidential candidates, they are gravitating to whoever appears to be the best alternative to this year's inevitable front-runner," he told USA TODAY's weekly video newsmaker series at his bare-bones campaign headquarters, across the street from Baltimore's Penn Station. "For this summer of anger and discontent, nothing quite says repudiate the Democratic establishment quite like supporting a Socialist candidate."
. . .
On one environmental issue, the Keystone XL pipeline, O'Malley mocked Clinton for declaring her opposition only this week. "God bless her heart," he said with a bit of an edge. "There's a big difference between leadership and following the polls. I was against the Keystone pipeline and came out against it nearly a year ago. Secretary Clinton has only now come out against it after bobbing and weaving and giving non-answers for most of this campaign. That's not leadership."

He also disputed Clinton's contention that voters don't care about the controversy over her exclusive use of a private e-mail server while she was secretary of State. The Washington Post on Wednesday reported that the State Department account disputes her explanation of how its inquiry began.

"I think voters care very much about a number of issues and certainly they care about this issue," O'Malley said. "The bigger issues out there are how we get our country moving in the right direction, but that requires people to have a certain amount of trust and be able to rely on the word of their leaders. And I think this issue has hurt Secretary Clinton's campaign — and I believe it's not over."
While I disgree with him over the Keystone pipeline, I agree with him regarding the fortuitousness of Hillary's new found opposition to it.

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