Saturday, August 20, 2016

No Ethics at

The State Department has no record of Clinton or her top aides taking mandatory ethics training. Plausible deniability? They didn't take the training so they could pretend they did't know that their pay for play scheme was against the rules? 
The State Department has no evidence showing Hillary Clinton or the majority of her top aides at the department complied with mandatory ethics training. McClatchy reports newly released documents show just three of Clinton’s aides took the required training:
State Department records show only three of nine top Clinton aides took the mandated training for new employees. Records also suggest that none of seven top aides required to take subsequent annual training completed it.
No records indicate whether Clinton herself took any training.
The Republican National Committee made an FOIA request for the documents last December. When the State Department did not respond within the 90-day deadline, the RNC filed a lawsuit. Today the documents the RNC received in response to the lawsuit were released.
It certainly plays into the "Clinton Defense" Comey's legal error undermines law enforcement with 'Clinton Defense'
Defense attorneys will now not just privately bemoan the fact that their client did not have Clinton privileges, but publicly argue that their client had never read and understood the statute under which they have been charged by the government.

They could actually start winning in federal court, but the rest of us will still never succeed arguing before the local JP that we actually did not read the stop or speed limit sign or never understood the nuances of the state's traffic regulations and thus never “willfully” violated the law.

Judge Sullivan has been pretty patient so far but  Clinton Avoids Deposition But Must Still Answer E-Mail Questions
Hillary Clinton won a U.S. court order denying a conservative watchdog group’s bid to force her to submit to questioning under oath about her use of a private e-mail server while secretary of state, but she’ll need to answer at least some of those queries in writing.

U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan on Friday set an Oct. 14 deadline for Judicial Watch to submit its questions to the Democratic presidential nominee, meaning her replies may not come until after the Nov. 8 election. Judicial Watch said it will act quickly, signaling Clinton’s answers may arrive in the final weeks of the campaign.
Clinton tries  the "Blame Bush" gambit:  Clinton told FBI Colin Powell suggested she use private email: He ran a dozen emails through AOL; she ran multiple unsecured email servers in her basement (and then a donors bathroom) through which thousands of emails, including hundreds of classified ones passed. Powell was not pleased:
Is he calling her a liar?

Did the Clinton Foundation get hacked, too? Sure looks like it. But after that "reset" isn't it kind of disrespectful of the Russians to hack them? Surely, they wouldn't stoop to hacking her unsecured basement server.

Stop us if you’ve heard this before: Clinton Foundation to stop taking foreign, corporate donations if Hillary wins. She promised this before she became SecState, too. She lied. More than half of Clinton Foundation’s major donors would be barred under new rule. So from that point on, they will allegedly only take bribes from Americans, like George Soros. That's comforting. If Hillary Is Elected President, The Clinton Upkeep Initiative Will No Longer Accept Foreign and Corporate Donations. If. Otherwise, They'll Keep Scooping Up Money Hand Over Fist

Krauthammer’s Take: Clinton Foundation ‘Is a Racket’ and Needs to Be Shut Down How is assisting her election going to help with that?

What America has in Hillary Clinton is a potential president with the charisma but not the competence of Angela Merkel, and the ethics of Dilma Rousseff.
I'm sure Dilma Rousseff looks to Hillary for inspiration.

Obama Totally 100% Endorses Crooked Hillary Compare and contrast.

Even the LA Times notes that Hillary's record as SecState is not an asset: Hillary Clinton won praise as America's top diplomat, but time has tarnished her record. Well, yes, pretty much everything she touched turned to shit.

With news that Trump, Pence Visit Lousiana, Help Unload Emergency Supplies and that Preznit Obama has finally been shamed to the point of pretending to care, Hillary has decided to let men handle all the heavy lifting, and won’t be visiting Louisiana. No electoral votes for her there.

Newt reminds us that, although some of us may be doctors, we're not that kind of doctor: Enough with the “junk medicine” about Hillary, says … Newt Gingrich? I will not unilaterally disarm.

Ann Althouse catches "Hillary Clinton talks more like a man than she used to." and drops the "f-bomb."

Consider it done: NJ Woman’s Dying Wish: “In lieu of flowers, please do not vote for Hillary Clinton”

And two "In The Mailboxes" to check from Wombat-socho: from  08.18.16, Everyday HIllary Wakes Up And Proves Trump is Right,Obama Totally 100% Endorses Crooked Hillary (yes, I have that above, too), and from 08.19.16Hillary’s Going To Need A Few Days Off To Recharge Her BatteriesTrump Makes #WhereIsHillary #1 Trending Topic On TwitterHillary Clinton’s America, Why Would Russians Hack Democrats?, Rule Five Perjury Friday, and Sailor Denied “Clinton Deal”, Gets One Year Prison Time For Six Pics Inside Nuke Sub

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