Have you recovered from the chocolate and creamed eggs yet?
Clinton email probe enters new phase as FBI interviews loom
Federal prosecutors investigating the possible mishandling of classified materials on Hillary Clinton’s private email server have begun the process of setting up formal interviews with some of her longtime and closest aides, according to two people familiar with the probe, an indication that the inquiry is moving into its final phases.The FBI is justly known for it's perjury traps. They like to know everything before they invite the target into the interview room, then if their testimony differs from the previous witnesses, they can threaten a charge of perjury. Ask Scooter Libby how that works.
Those interviews and the final review of the case, however, could still take many weeks, all but guaranteeing that the investigation will continue to dog Clinton’s presidential campaign through most, if not all, of the remaining presidential primaries.
No dates have been set for questioning the advisors, but a federal prosecutor in recent weeks has called their lawyers to alert them that he would soon be doing so, the sources said. Prosecutors also are expected to seek an interview with Clinton herself, though the timing remains unclear.
The Washington Post details How Clinton’s email scandal took root. Hillary and her aides ignored the advice of the pros, because they were too important.
Emails Show Close Ties Between Clinton and Boeing
Under Clinton, the state department took a much more aggressive approach to advancing the interests of U.S. corporations abroad, often directly lobbying on their behalf, as Clinton did before Boeing received a contract with a Russian airline to purchase 50 jets at $3.7 billion in 2010. The FBI's most recent email dump shows that Clinton took a keen interest in many matters related to the corporation while Secretary of State.And as we've seen in the past, the Clinton Foundation is just a shell charity that supports the Clinton lifestyle, and hires political hack like Sid "the Shiv" Blumenthal. It's corruption, plain and simple, with a thin gloss coat.
While Clinton was lobbying for Boeing on foreign trade issues, the company donated more than $1 million to the Clinton family’s global foundation, while also paying her husband hundreds of thousands of dollars each for lucrative speeches the company sponsored. Clinton's State Department found no conflict of interest at the time.
Consequences Are for Schmucks Read the whole thing.
We cannot get Hillary Rodham Clinton in handcuffs. We can get James Meyers in handcuffs, though, no problem. Mrs. Clinton, who may very well be the next president of these United States, has been on a decades-long crime spree, from profiting on dodgy cattle futures to obstructing justice with the Rose law-firm records to her top-secret toilet-based e-mail shenanigans.How's that race going Mrs Clinton? RNC mocks Clinton's 1-of-6 wins, 'embarrassing performance'. The press, justly, has made a lot of hay out of the mess on the Republican side, but doesn't really like to press the democrats on their ongoing debacle. Sanders sharpens attacks for N.Y. showdown that may dash Clinton’s unity hopes. If history is any guide, a lot of kids who are burning for Bernie now will be cool on Clinton in the general, if she makes it there. Sanders: Superdelegates may now be eyeing switch from Clinton. Some politicians just won't stay bought. Even Biden may be feeling the Bern: Biden-Clinton Friction Hangs Over Campaign. She's just not that likable. I've seen people like this before, political climbers, relentless social network builders, who, when they walk out of a room, everyone sighs with relief.
Asked by Jorge Ramos whether she would continue her presidential campaign if indicted, she scoffed at the notion.
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Back in the pre-Cambrian age, when there were video-rental stores that loaned VHS tapes for a small fee, Meyers, a North Carolina man, rented a copy of Freddy Got Fingered, a very stupid movie made by Tom Greene. Bad taste is not a crime. But apparently failing to return a copy of Freddy Got Fingered is a crime, if you let it go long enough. The video-rental company, long defunct, had filed a complaint against Meyers. Under state law, failure to return rented property is a criminal misdemeanor punishable by a fine of up to $200. Meyers had gone about his life blissfully unaware that any such case had been brought against him, until he was pulled over dropping his daughter off at school with a defective brake light. The officer citing him for the traffic violation had the good sense not to slap the cuffs on Meyers — he’ll probably be disciplined for that — but when Meyers came to the police station to sort things out, he was handcuffed and arrested.
For failing to return a copy of Freddy Got Fingered, this was.
People like Hillary Rodham Clinton break the law — serious laws, including national-security law — with impunity. They can do this because their lives are dedicated to the pursuit of power, which means being constantly lawyered up. There probably has been no point in the past 30 years during which Mrs. Clinton, her family, or a near ally was not under investigation. She can spend her days fighting this stuff and dragging it out for years and years like it’s her job — because it is.
And for some levity, some more Paulatics:
Wombat-socho has "Rule 5 Sunday: Time Begins on Opening Day" and ready for sampling at The Other McCain.