Hillary Clinton and Her Supporters Forget She Is To Blame For Her Troubles, Not James Comey

To witness Hillary Clinton, her campaign staff, friends in the media, Democratic operatives and her supporters talk about James Comey, it’s reminiscent of the good ole days of Ken Starr. The man whom Democrats praised in July, is now a pariah, who may cost Hillary Clinton the election.

It is not difficult to surmise; James Comey was likely an unknown figure in American politics before his July statement where he essentially exonerated Hillary Clinton of any criminal wrongdoing following an investigation into her State Department emails and the server she maintained at her home in Chappaqua, New York. Comey subsequently went back to his role as Director of the F.B.I. and was not heard from until this past Friday.

Comey’s under-the-radar status died a quick death on Friday when he said the F.B.I. was investigating state department based emails found on a laptop belonging to Anthony and Huma Weiner. The emails were discovered during an investigation into Anthony Weiner’s alleged sexting with a 15-year-old girl. Comey sent a letter to Republican committee chairmen and copied Democrat leaders, explaining the inquiry was underway. Comey offered little in the way of details, but the damage was done.

This sent shockwaves through Washington DC and particular, the Clinton campaign. Ten days out from election day, the polls were already showing a tightening in Donald Trump’s favor. It is the last thing Hillary needed, and sure enough, it has dominated news coverage since Friday night.

The manner in which Democrats have lashed out at James Comey ranged from using tepid terms such as “unprecedented” and “inappropriate” to more hyperbolic terminology such as Hillary Clinton calling it “deeply troubling.” Also, Hillary had the audacity to call on James Comey to be transparent and to release any information he has, as quickly as possible. Some responses were expectedly off the rails. Howard Dean tweeted Comey was “on the side of Putin” and outgoing Senator Harry Reid suggested Comey may have violated The Hatch Act (a law that prohibits executive level officials, with some exceptions, from using their authority to influence elections). He also accused Comey of keeping secret, information tying Donald Trump to Russia in an official capacity.

The hyperbole notwithstanding, seeking to pin the blame for this on James Comey is shortsighted and goes to the condition of the Clintons and their sycophants. The sycophants are much like the mothers seen in television and movies who scream, “My son is a good boy!” after he guns down six innocent people in the commission of another crime. Bill and Hillary Clinton are similar to the horrid ‘American Idol’ auditioners, who can’t sing worth a damn, but look genuinely befuddled when told they stink and won’t be moving on to the next round.

Hillary Clinton would likely be cruising to a big victory next week if she had just followed the rules when she became Secretary of State. This isn’t rocket science. Anybody with a functioning brain knows Hillary set up the email server in her home to control access and also shield herself from FOIA requests. That she was sloppy and perhaps reckless in her use of the email, that it resulted in a criminal F.B.I investigation, is nobody’s fault but her own.

It is not James Comey’s fault. It is not Anthony Weiner’s fault. It is not Huma Weiner’s fault. All she had to do was use a state.gov email address, and none of this is an issue. But the Clintons are prone to behave more like the Clantons. They believe the rules do not apply to them. This gets them into trouble just short of criminal prosecution, and as a result, they think their actions were totally above board. Ethics and morality are foreign terms to them.

This still may not matter in the scheme of things. But if it does and by some miracle, Donald Trump wins next week; Hillary Clinton will have nobody to blame but herself.

 

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Huh. Seems the Clinton Foundation Is Also Under FBI Investigation.

So, with all this new information coming out about the FBI’s deep dive into the Clinton Email Scandal Part Deaux, the Wall Street Journal tosses out as an aside that the Clinton Foundation also appears to be under investigation.

New details show that senior law-enforcement officials repeatedly voiced skepticism of the strength of the evidence in a bureau investigation of the Clinton Foundation, sought to condense what was at times a sprawling cross-country effort, and, according to some people familiar with the matter, told agents to limit their pursuit of the case.

That led to frustrations among some investigators, who viewed FBI leadership as uninterested in probing the charity, these people said. Others involved disagreed sharply, defending FBI bosses and saying Mr. McCabe in particular was caught between an increasingly acrimonious fight for control between the Justice Department and FBI agents pursuing the Clinton Foundation case.

It isn’t unusual for field agents to favor a more aggressive approach than supervisors and prosecutors think is merited. But the internal debates about the Clinton Foundation show the high stakes when such disagreements occur surrounding someone who is running for president.

Now, a couple months ago, CNN reported that there was no such investigation. Their claim was that the FBI shut down all requests to open an investigation. Tom Fuentes, a current CNN analyst and former assistant director at the FBI, says that, in fact, there is and investigation and that the CNN investigation team got their facts wrong.

“The reports that three divisions came in with a request to Washington to open cases and that they were turned down by the Department of Justice, that’s not true,” he said, referring to the CNN report.

“What was turned down was that they be the originating office. Headquarters at the FBI made the determination that the investigation would go forward as a comprehensive unified case and be coordinated,” he added.

It would appear that everything the Clintons touch is quickly becoming poisoned. It’s a fascinating turn of events, but also incredibly frustrating that all of these revelations appear to be coming out with just over a week to go before the election. An election, I might add, that the subject at the center of all this drama, is expected to win handily.

I’m not convinced that these stories are enough to sink her. I’m also not convinced that a fully weaponized Department of Justice will do anything about what the FBI finds as we get into the Clinton presidency. Instead, they will circle the wagons and pretend that everything is actually on the up and up. And we will be left to deal with the aftermath of every terrible thing she has done and will do as president.

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FBI Finally Gets Its Warrant

WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 06: Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivers remarks after being presented the 2013 Tom Lantos Human Rights Prize December 6, 2013 in Washington, DC. Clinton received the award for her work in the areas of women's rights and internet freedom. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Federal investigators looking into the Hillary Clinton email matter have finally obtained the warrant needed to start reviewing the emails found on a laptop used by Clinton aide Huma Abedin and her husband, Anthony Weiner. The emails were revealed to FBI Director Comey on Thursday. Comey sent his infamous bombshell letter advising key members of Congress that the emails appear to be pertinent to the FBI investigation of the private email server Hillary used she was secretary of state.

FBI agents became aware of the newly revealed emails weeks ago but according to the Wall Street Journal, the New York-based FBI officials notified Andrew McCabe, the bureau’s second-in-command, that while investigating Mr. Weiner for possibly sending sexually charged messages to a minor, they had recovered a laptop with 650,000 emails, many from  the accounts of Abedin, vice-chair of Hillary’s 2016 presidential campaign and long time body woman for Hillary. No one has yet explained bothered to get a warrant required to review these emails before today nor why Comey wasn’t told about the emails for weeks.

The Journal article goes on to paint a picture of the FBI in the midst of a bitter internal feud:

New details show that senior law-enforcement officials repeatedly voiced skepticism of the strength of the evidence in the bureau’s investigation of the Clinton Foundation, sought to condense what was at times a sprawling cross-country effort, and, according to some people familiar with the matter, told agents to limit their pursuit of the case.

That led to frustrations among some investigators, who viewed FBI leadership as uninterested in probing the charity, these people said. Others involved disagreed sharply, defending FBI bosses and saying Mr. McCabe in particular was caught between an acrimonious fight for control between the Justice Department and FBI agents pursuing the Clinton Foundation case.

We have just begun to learn about the FBI’s investigations into the Clinton Inc., empire. We won’t know nearly enough about this  mess for many weeks.

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Democrats, Three Types of Trump Voters, and How to Get Everybody Mad at Me, at Once

I’ve been on the tip of the spear for this entire election cycle, it seems. I have seen a lot, and none of it is like anything I’ve ever experienced, or thought I would in this lifetime.

To say I am flabbergasted, flummoxed, and in a whole, new realm of disbelief (and disgust) would be an understatement.

For starters, there is no sane reason for Hillary Clinton to be running for president. She has more than proven herself to be unqualified and unfit.

Her existence as a candidate proves, without any shadow or shade of doubt, that to be a Democrat is to embrace corruption.

I didn’t need that reminder. The Democrats have a long history of supporting the ungodly, unprincipled, and completely vile. From Jim Crow laws to abortion, Democrats have always been on the wrong side of decent humanity.

In fact, my usual response when meeting the average Democrat is to mentally recoil and think, “So who’d you stab in the head with a screwdriver today?”

That’s not to say that I haven’t gotten to know quite a few Democrats who are reasonable and pleasant enough. I just have to really question the root of their moral fiber.

These people voted for Barack Obama, after all.

This year really has been an eye-opener for me, however. I have had to face some uncomfortable truths.

While the left and the Democrat party are full of reprobates, the Republican party has done its part to usher in a new level of breathtaking incompetence and corruption.

With wide eyes and a tired spirit, I have been forced to watch Donald Trump dismantle every carefully placed brick of good will and commonsense governance of the Republican party.

Somewhere, Goldwater, Reagan, and Buckley are weeping.

Having been so out front with this fight from the beginning, I’ve made my observations, and I’ve found that there are three, distinct varieties of Trump voters. Let’s examine them all.

  • Political hostages. These are your reluctant Trump voters. They’ve almost always voted conservatively, or at least along party lines. They may be as disgusted with Trump as nominee as us sane folks, but they don’t see a way out. The choice is binary – Trump or Hillary. Hanging or drowning. We have two parties in this nation (in their estimation) and there must never be any straying from that rigid set. The very idea that they break from the party line and reject both unacceptable candidates is far too intimidating, so the party becomes their chains. They may grumble, or they may mewl in protest, but they support Trump as nominee, because they fear a Clinton presidency more.
  • Branch Trumpidians, Trumplings, Trumpkins. #MAGA! #TrumpTrain! #MakeAmericaGreatAgain!! These are your alt-right (or alt-reich) racists, scumbags, and glassy-eyed dolts. There is no talking to these people. At the very least, you can have a conversation with a hostage, and can even understand their white-knuckled clinging to the party banner. At least they’re not obnoxious about it.

 

Except for Mark Levin. He’s obnoxious about it.

 

The Branch Trumpidians (or if you prefer, Trumplings or Trumpkins) are a true cult. They have made a messianic figure out of Donald Trump. They write songs for him that will make you cringe so hard, your skin peels. They create these memes of his 70-year old head on a muscular, young body, riding on an eagle, holding the American flag high. For those of us who haven’t been recently lobotomized, this usually inspires teary-eyed, uncontrollable laughter. Then we throw up.

These are also the very dangerous people who are threatening to wreak havoc in our streets if their god is not enthroned in the White House on November 8. He has spent months whipping them into a frenzy over “rigged” elections, a corrupt media (the same media that gave him billions in free ad time, through the primaries), and the party that embraced him is actually the enemy. If our political system is a sewer, these are what has bobbed up to the surface. And they stink.

  • Spectators. These are the people who only really become cognizant of our political system when they start getting all the campaign flyers in their mailboxes. They have no curiosity about the process. They know the new iPhone. They know what Kim and Kanye wore to the Grammy Awards. They cannot tell you the three branches of government or their functions. They don’t listen to news, read news, or care about news. If it can’t be fit on a bumper sticker, it’s too much information to process.

These are the people who know Trump from either his Howard Stern appearances, his WWE appearances, or reality TV. They think the idea that he’s running for president is a real hoot! They’re going to vote for him because they think it would be so funny if he actually won! They would vote for Honey Boo Boo and Mama June, if they were on the ballot.

And here we are.

Our Constitutional republic is being replaced by an idiocracy. We are seeing our society go through de-evolution, and the rest of the world is laughing at us.

Both the Democrats and Republicans are responsible for this.

A true revolution is in order, but it had better happen fast. The lunatics have been given the keys of freedom and democracy, and they are about to drive this nation over a very high cliff.

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