Thursday, July 14, 2016

FBI Guys Sign Nondisclosures on

Three Takeaways From Attorney General Lynch’s Congressional Testimony. 1. We learned nothing new, 2. We still don't know the difference between "extremely careless" and "gross negligence and 3. Republicans don't know how to ask questions:
Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, R-Wis. asked Lynch directly what the difference was between the term Comey used to describe Clinton’s conduct — “extremely careless” — and the “gross negligence” standard under which the relevant statute says she could be prosecuted. Lynch, like Comey, was unable to give a coherent answer. Lynch didn’t even try, she just repeated how she accepted the recommendations of Comey to not indict Clinton.

Rep. Steve Chabot, R-Ohio and others raised similar questions. Time and time again, Lynch referred to the statute and refused to give an explanation.
Ace: Let a Thousand Treasons Bloom: Our Nation's Attorney General Refuses to Say If The Law Means What It Says When It Says That Giving Secret Information to a Non-Cleared Person is Illegal
At every turn, Lynch reverted to her scripted, mob-lawyer-vetted non-answer and refused to say if it is still a crime to disclose secret information to a person unauthorized to receive it.

I can understand her confusion -- the law is very vague. Secret documents are routinely stamped, "It is a felony imprisonable by up to ten years to disclose this information to any unauthorized person."
When asked directly if going 65 in a 55 mile zone was breaking the law Lynch couldn't say, probably had a different answer depending on whether the driver was a Clinton. The fun starts around 3 minutes:

New York Post: FBI Agents Tell Us Lynch and Clinton Struck a Deal on That Plane
But according to a report from the New York Post, FBI agents believe an inside deal was struck on that plane to keep Hillary Clinton free of indictment. Considering the severe retaliation inside the Obama administration against those who speak out, FBI agents are cited anonymously. FBI agents investigating the Clinton email servers were also forced to sign a non-disclosure agreement.
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Meanwhile, FBI agents expressed their “disappointment” over FBI Director James Comey’s decision not to recommend charges against Clinton, sources close to the matter told The Post.

“FBI agents believe there was an inside deal put in place after the Loretta Lynch/Bill Clinton tarmac meeting,” said one source.

Another source from the Justice Department was “furious” with Comey, saying he’s “managed to piss off right and left.”
'Gag' order: FBI confirms special secrecy agreements for agents in Clinton email probe But I'm sure they're not trying to hide anything of interest. BREAKING: FBI Agents Speak Out About Hillary Investigation.

Hillary Clinton calls Trump dangerous, while begging for "unity." I don't think that word means what you think it means. The Balls on That Beefy Gal: Hillary Clinton Wants You to Worry That a President Trump Might Weaponize the IRS Against His Political EnemiesHillary: Can you imagine electing a vindictive man who might … send the IRS after his critics? Why, yes, I think we can.

Oof: Hillary takes big hit in Florida Q-poll
Did James Comey do damage to Hillary Clinton with last week’s final FBI report on the e-mail scandal? The latest battleground polls from Quinnipiac suggests he did, especially in Florida. Support for the Democratic nominee plunged eight points in three weeks in the Sunshine State and now trails Donald Trump by three points. The lead also flipped in Pennsylvania, but less dramatically:
With a drop in grades on honesty and moral standards, Democrat Hillary Clinton loses an 8-point lead over Republican Donald Trump in Florida, and finds herself in too-close-to-call races in the three critical swing states of Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania, according to a Quinnipiac University Swing State Poll released today.
Clinton loses ground on almost every measure from a June 21 survey by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University. The Swing State Poll focuses on Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania because since 1960 no candidate has won the presidential race without taking at least two of these three states.
Interestingly, the numbers for both candidates in Ohio barely budged. In fact, both candidates edged up slightly from a 40%-all tie to a 41%-all tie. Pennsylvania’s contest only changed within the margin of error, going from a 42/41 Hillary edge to 43/41 Trump. The races in both states look more static than dynamic — and that’s curious, given that Team Hillary has been spending a lot more heavily than Team Trump in the Rust Belt.
 Another poll sees a drop in Hillary’s numbers after the FBI announcement on Emailgate

That Gabi Grecko?
And now for a lighter moment, Cop accused of trading favors for sex invokes ‘Hillary defense’ He didn't intend to get caught!
A lawyer for one of the NYPD cops accused of doing favors for bribes — including mile-high sex with this hooker on a free trip to Las Vegas — said his client’s behavior was no worse than Hillary Clinton’s.

“It’s similar to what the FBI said about Hillary Clinton, and why she wasn’t charged,” said John Meringolo, a lawyer for James Grant, who pleaded not guilty in Manhattan federal court Wednesday.

“She was unaware she was committing a crime. Here, there is no crime whatsoever.”

Meringolo described his client’s alleged actions — swapping police favors for expensive gifts like the wild trip with prostitute Gabi Grecko — as mere violations of police conduct.

“There’s been similar conduct with private jets in the past,” he said, pointing to former Commissioner Ray Kelly, who he said “took a private jet” and then paid for it after the fact in order to hush criticisms.
Wombat-socho has "Rule 5 Sunday: Playmate Turns Showgirl" ready for inspection at The Other McCain.

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