Friday, August 26, 2016

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HRC Reinvents Herself as Alfred E. Newman

The Bribery Standard


by Charles Krauthammer 

August 25 at 7:21 PM

Bernie Sanders never understood the epic quality of the Clinton scandals. In his first debate, he famously dismissed the email issue, it being beneath the dignity of a great revolutionary to deal in things so tawdry and straightforward.

Sanders failed to understand that Clinton scandals are sprawling, multi-layered, complex things. They defy time and space. They grow and burrow.
The central problem with Hillary Clinton’s emails was not the classified material. It wasn’t the headline-making charge by the FBI director of her extreme carelessness in handling it.

That’s a serious offense, to be sure, and could very well have been grounds for indictment. And it did damage her politically, exposing her sense of above-the-law entitlement and — in her dodges and prevarications, her parsing and evasions — demonstrating her arm’s-length relationship with the truth.

But it was always something of a sideshow. The real question wasn’t classification but: Why did she have a private server in the first place? She obviously lied about the purpose. It wasn’t convenience. It was concealment. What exactly was she hiding?

The State Department says it is reviewing nearly 15,000 previously undisclosed emails recovered as part of the FBI's now-closed investigation into Hillary Clinton’s handling of emails while Secretary of State.(AP)

Was this merely the prudent paranoia of someone who habitually walks the line of legality? After all, if she controls the server, she controls the evidence, and can destroy it — as she did 30,000 emails — at will.

But destroy what? Remember: She set up the system before even taking office. It’s clear what she wanted to protect from scrutiny: Clinton Foundation business.

The foundation is a massive family enterprise disguised as a charity, an opaque and elaborate mechanism for sucking money from the rich and the tyrannous to be channeled to Clinton Inc. Its purpose is to maintain the Clintons’ lifestyle (offices, travel, accommodations, etc.), secure profitable connections, produce favorable publicity and reliably employ a vast entourage of retainers, ready to serve today and at the coming Clinton Restoration.

Now we learn how the whole machine operated. Two weeks ago, emails began dribbling out showing foundation officials contacting State Department counterparts to ask favors for foundation “friends.” Say, a meeting with the State Department’s “substance person” on Lebanon for one particularly generous Lebanese-Nigerian billionaire.

Big deal, said the Clinton defenders. Low-level stuff. No involvement of the secretary herself. Until — drip, drip — the next batch revealed foundation requests for face time with the secretary herself. Such as one from the crown prince of Bahrain.

To be sure, Bahrain, home of the U.S. Navy’s 5th Fleet, is an important Persian Gulf ally. Its crown prince shouldn’t have to go through a foundation — to which his government donated at least $50,000 — to get to the secretary. The fact that he did is telling.

Now, a further drip: The Associated Press found that more than half the private interests who were granted phone or personal contact with Secretary Clinton — 85 of 154 — were donors to the foundation. Total contributions? As much as $156 million.

Current Clinton response? There was no quid pro quo.

What a long way we’ve come. This is the very last line of defense. Yes, it’s obvious that access and influence were sold. But no one has demonstrated definitively that the donors received something tangible of value — a pipeline, a permit, a waiver, a favorable regulatory ruling — in exchange.

It’s hard to believe the Clinton folks would be stupid enough to commit something so blatant to writing. Nonetheless, there might be an email allusion to some such conversation. With thousands more emails to come, who knows what lies beneath.

On the face of it, it’s rather odd that a visible quid pro quo is the bright line for malfeasance. Anything short of that — the country is awash with political money that buys access — is deemed acceptable. As Donald Trump says of his own donation-giving days, “when I need something from them . . . I call them, they are there for me.” This is considered routine and unremarkable.

It’s not until a Rolex shows up on your wrist that you get indicted. Or you are found to have dangled a Senate appointment for cash. Then, like Rod Blagojevich, you go to jail. (He got 14 years.)

Yet we are hardly bothered by the routine practice of presidents rewarding big donors with cushy ambassadorships, appointments to portentous boards and invitations to state dinners.

The bright line seems to be outright bribery. Anything short of that is considered acceptable corruption — not just for the Clintons, but for everyone.  It’s a sorry standard. And right now it is Hillary Clinton’s saving grace.

You want her? Brother, you can have her.

God bless Judicial Watch

Part of Obama's ongoing love affair with Iran.


Clinton team shows up in force. Trembling hands visible.


Stop the bleeding or else.

The truly frightening part comes 
when we find out who owns us.

Chances are it was. Wait for the smoking gun.

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  1. Related...

    BENGHAZI DOCUMENTS Found in Deleted Hillary Clinton Email Files: State Dept.

    The above link also includes this: THIS:

    Hillary Clinton Deleted Emails Using Program Intended To ‘Prevent Recovery’

  2. I guess that Madam Hillary has nothing else to ho on but to create Racism stories,,This is just another installment on Hillary's own conspiracy theory about the "vast right wing conspiracy". Just as according to Hillary, ALL of the women who claimed her husband had harassed, molested or, and raped them, were a part of this "vast right wing conspiracy" and all of the people who ever charged either of them with anything were members of this "vast right wing conspiracy".

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  4. Madam Hillary has nothing left to go on except more and more of her Lies, and her BS. After all this is what she has been going on for the past 8 years.

  5. Of course she was lying,she's always lying, every time her lips are moving she's lying, it's a dead give-away. If she was taken under sniper fire in Bosnia, she would be dead. Say what you will about the Serbs, but they are pretty good shots. Put Hillary in range of a Dragunov rifle, and the tarmac would have been painted an interesting shade of blood/guts and brains.

  6. Check out this article in the New York Times, one of the leaders of the Enemdia.

    1. Hillary Clinton claimed that Donald Trump was embracing “dark conspiracy theories” before going on a conspiracy theory-obsessed rant in which she attacked Alex Jones and claimed that Vladimir Putin was the villainous mastermind behind the ‘Alt-Right’ movement.

  7. Hillary Clinton gave a speech Thursday in Reno, Nevada, slamming the "radical fringe" that she says is taking over Republican politics thanks to Donald Trump, and his followers! Folks that included you and me!
    I hope that you are as outraged as I am!!

  8. The problem with the Krauthammer is that is all supposition.

    The crown prince of Bahrain donates tip money to the foundation. Hardly a eyebrow raising event. Bahrain can get access when it likes by virtue of its military importance.
    So in return for ignoring the regime's human rights abuses it doesn't make any noise about the naval base and it kicks in a tip to the foundation.
    Been like that over multiple administrations, nothing much of interest.

    Who were these private individuals that met with the Dept. of State?
    How much did they donate to the fund?
    Did they receive any unusual favors?
    Were they people who visited like Ben Affleck who simply received a charitable grant for a legitimate charity?

    Those are some of the questions that need to be answered before the AP story has any legs.

    Do the e-mails show any pay for play at the foundation.
    I'm prone to believe it happened but there has been no concrete proof.
    Nothing but more Benghazi, Benghazi, Benghazi rants.

    I don't know what to make of it all. Is it a gross failure of the investigative press or an indication of how neutered the likes of Krauthammer have become. Probably some of both.

    1. What you choose to call "SUPPOSITION," Canardo, others less burdened with a profound leftist bias would prefer to call "DEDUCTIVE REASONING."

      It all depends in what you WANT to believe. It has always been my understanding that people in public life and high positions of trust with executive power are supposed at all times to avoid even the APPEARANCE of evil.'

      Mme. Clinton's antics do not pass either the DUCK test OR the SMELL test.

      Where's there's smoke one usually finds fire –– to coin a phrase.

      Her Heinous is so engulfed in billowing clouds of septic gray miasma it's impossible for anyone but a LEFTIST to imagine she is NOT guilty of "high crimes and misdemeanors" that SHOULD prevent her from even daring to SEEK the office of POTUS.

      But when it comes to Brazen Effrontery the Clintons are World-Class, Blue-Ribbon, Four-Letter, Silver-Cup, Gold-Star Champions.

      The greatest Flim Flammers whoever lived without doubt.

  9. Charles has always had a way with words.

    ... demonstrating her arm’s-length relationship with the truth.

    This can be said of most politicians, yes? Possibly even about Trump.

    Is it not time to begin talking about real issues and addressing with some specicifity possible solutions our nation's complex problems?

  10. elivered a blistering denunciation Thursday of Donald J. Trump’s personal and political history with race, arguing in her most forceful terms yet that a nationalist conservative fringe had engulfed the Republican Party.

    In a 31-minute address, building to a controlled simmer, Mrs. Clinton did everything but call Mr. Trump a racist outright — saying he had promoted “racist lie” after “racist lie,” pushed conspiracy theories with “racist undertones” and heartened racists across the country by submitting to an “emerging racist ideology known as the alt-right.”

    “He is taking hate groups mainstream,” Mrs. Clinton told supporters at a community college here, “and helping a radical fringe take over the Republican Party.”

    Mrs. Clinton said that while a racially charged and “paranoid fringe” had always existed in politics, “it’s never had the nominee of a major party stoking it, encouraging it and giving it a national megaphone, until now.”

    Mrs. Clinton’s remarks coincide with a conspicuous shift in strategy from Mr. Trump, who has spoken with more compassion about people in the country illegally and expressed a desire to win African-American support. He has even suggested he might revisit his call to deport 11 million immigrants in the United States illegally, a pivot seen as an attempt to draw in moderate voters turned off by his views.
    I for one RESENT this Bitch calling ME a racist just because I am a follower of Mr. Trumps rather than a kook, and a kool-aide drinking sheep who will follow a crooked lying Progressive, jackass like her!

  11. I find Hillary Rotten Clinton to be a narcissistic megalomaniac as her crooked, and Ve Husband.

    1. Violet Venomas said

      Unless you are a board certified psychiatrist with an MD after you name from a reputable university, you are not qualified to make such a diagnosis.

      Have you any facts you could cite that would back up your accusations?

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  13. Perhaps the "reason" that this is so unremarkable today is that EVERY politician in DC has a "foundation" now, even John McCain. It's Pay to Play all around now.

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  15. Donald trump is the greatest thing that has ever happened in Hillary Clinton's political career. Suddenly all the Clinton baggage and secretive deals mean nothing compared with the flaming bag of shit you people nominated and left on America's doorstep

    1. I just happened to watch that super-asshole Bill Maher on some talk show when he was once again ripping on American, and Americans specifically. It just seems so fucking annoying that these people will spend more time attacking America than they do islamic terrorist assholes. I hope that he gets on that Flea ridden Bus to Cuba with the rest of those Morons when Trump becomes President .

  16. Unfortunately for Miss Honesty and Integrity, The Political Insider reported on a new cache of nearly 15,000 emails turned up during an FBI investigation.

    And unless Hillary was planning Chelsea’s wedding or doing yoga routines in Benghazi, she has some ‘splaining to do.

  17. I see that the Looney Tunes are getting desperate,

  18. The Loons still can't handle the fact ghat Donald Trump is far more genuine than Hillary is, or ever was. He was in Louisiana and she wasn't. That says a lot about a man who supposedly cares only about himself. And that goes double for The missing Obama...

    If Hillary wants to be President she at least should act like ishe cared and gone down to Louisianaand at least pretended that she cared !

    1. Debonair Dude,
      HRC is incapable of even the pretense that she cares about other human beings.

    2. Violet Venomas said

      How could you say Mrs. Clinton doesn't care about other people when she has in fact spent her entire conscious life doing her best to serve the interests of the poor, the downtrodden, the sick, the oppressed and persecuted minorities?

      If she happened to get rich along the way, so what? Don't you think virtue deserves to be rewarded? Look at all the trouble she's taken to serve those who have had no voice in our society? Look at all the abuse she's taken. Yet still she soldiers on.

      I think she's amazingly dedicated to doing good regardless of the cost to her health and personal life.

      History may very well regard her as a twentieth-twenty-first-century Joan of Arc.

      There is nothing against her but a lot of prejudiced assumption, mean-spirited supposition and willful misinterpretation of the facts.

    3. The sad part about all of this is that Hillary will never see the inside of a jail cell. No president or presidential candidate has ever seen jail time. It just isn't going to happen people. UNLESS ?????
      One never can tell.
      We've seen the first Blsck Ptesident, haven't we???

  19. Newly released emails revealed that back in 2009, Hillary Clinton's top aide Huma Abedin mistakenly left potentially classified papers in the front seat of the car she was traveling in.
    And when Huma Abedin realized the significance of her MAJOR error she sent an email to a fellow Clinton staffer asking that the papers be moved to the cars trunk.

  20. From the body of the blog post: Court orders new Clinton email production by September 13

    And now: Clinton calendars won't be released until after election.

    The Clinton Machine strikes again.

  21. Lets face the facts, number one Hillary does not have a conscience. She is a Lying., Narcissistic, Sociopath portraying the atypical delusions of grandeur. She cannot empathize with ane other person or persons, but can simulate compassion when it positively benefits her. To put it simply she has no soul. She is the personification of Evil. And the sad part about it all is that these ass's on the left either can't or won't see the light.
    They are so power hungry that they close their eyes to Hillary's deceit , and. criminality .

    1. Violet Venomas said

      Unless you are a board certified psychiatrist with an MD after you name from a reputable university, you are not qualified to make such a diagnosis.

      Have you any facts you could cite that would back up your accusations?

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    3. And if you want facts to back up my accusations? Try reading a newspaper,

    4. There is no need got be rude to any of our readers. Getting too fresh is very likely to get you BANISHED.

      And by the way if you labor under the delusion that we are getting the TRUTH from any newspaper, I know a sweet little houri who's prepared to sell you the Taj Mahal for just enough rupees to buy a year's worth of groceries for herself and her aged mother.

      We welcome contrasting opinions, but absolutely will not tolerate truculent, insolent or vituperative remarks aimed at fellow bloggers present OR absent.

    5. That's cute way of putting it. Most of what passes for prose today is so deadly dull it's enough to make you want to get up, scream and throw rings all over the room. Keep up the good work,

      ...... Kitty Pann

  22. Think about this, If Donald Trump Is Such A Racist And Hates Immigrants So Much, Then Why Did He or Would He, Marry An Immigrant?

  23. Ku Klux Klan leader Will Quigg endorses Hillary Clinton for president.
    For some reason this didn’t make it into Hillsry's racism speech yesterday !

  24. The heart of the matter with Huma Abadin is the involvement with an organization founded by a man named Abdullah Omar Naseef, a Saudi official who spent decades involved with organizations which would go on to be designated for engaging in terror finance.

    Here’s what you need to know:

    1. Huma Abedin and terror-funder Abdullah Omar Naseef are directly connected.

    This isn’t six degrees of Kevin Bacon. Huma Abedin served as the associate editor of the Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs for 12 years from 1996-2008, and appeared on the masthead of the organization’s journal right up until the time she began to work at the State Department for Hillary Clinton. This included the time she was working as an intern for Hillary Clinton at the White House. Nassef held the position of Chairman of the Institute of Muslim Minority Affairs. Huma Abedin and Naseef overlapped at IMMA for a period of seven years. As former federal prosecutor Andrew McCarthy noted, “the journal was the IMMA’s raison d’etre.”

    1. Terrence tattler said

      In FreeThinke's own words:

      There is only ONE sensible solution to ALL forms of Islamic Aggression. and that is a UTILITARIAN solution –– a FINAL Solution:




      Those who would be kind to the cruel are sure to be cruel to the kind."

      "Those who expect to reap the blessing of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it."

      ~ Thomas Paine (1737-1809)


      However illegal, impolitic, inadvisable, unconstitutional, un-American, immoral or impracticable others claim it to be we should maintain a position of absolute intolerance for a Muslim Presence in OUR world.

      When the Handwriting on the Wall sends a clear, uncompromising message, and STILL we fail to heed its stern warning, we DESERVE to be ECLIPSED.

      FACE IT: Either it's DIDADIN or BE DAMNED.

      ISLAM is a CANCER.

      Like any form of the dread disease it must be treated with AGGRESSIVE ATTACKS ––








Anyone who does not believe this is an IMBECILE.

CANCER cannot be dealt with DIPLOMATICALLY.


      The morons who do not believe this, and would self-righteously defend the indefensible sit IMMERSED, HAMSTRUNG, and DROWNING in MYRIAD bits of DATA, as always, instead of getting to the ROOT, DIGGING it OUT, and BURNING it.


Any attempt to be "REASONABLE" about the dire THREAT ISLAM poses to DECENT PEOPLE everywhere in the WORLD is a complete WASTE of TIME and ENERGY.


When it is clearly a KILL or BE KILLED situation, only a FOOL would FAIL to mount as strong and vicious a COUNTERATTACK as may be mustered.


If the WEST is to SURVIVE, __ I-S-L-A-M __ M-U-S-T __ D-I-E.

      And the mush-brained APOLOGISTS for ISLAM must be OSTRACIZED and EXILED.

  25. I read it as well FT, it was on AOL( Huffington Post)
    "Will Quigg, grand dragon of a Klan chapter in California who last month participated in a KKK rally in Anaheim, California, that ended in violence, told The Telegraph he’s switching his support from Republican front-runner Donald Trump to Democrat Hillary Clinton."

    1. Good find DD, No one on the planet panders more than Hillary Clinton.

  26. It is time for American Jews to set aside their traditional blind support of the liberal minded, progressive , socialist democrats and the corrupt, lying candidate Hillary Clinton. It appears that numerous websites and commentators are trying to tar Donald Trump with the broad-brush of Anti-Semitism and bigotry. Because Hillary the proven LIAR said so. Trump may be many things, but he is absolutely pro-Jew, pro-Israel, and anti-terrorism.
    And you can't say that about Hillary Clinton.

  27. Appreciate your wry, tongue-in-cheek approach to horrifying people and terrible events events, FT. Please don't let the bastards get you down.


    An article in the Muslim journal where Huma Abedin was assistant editor claimed Bill Clinton bombed Saddam Hussein to deflect from his Monica Lewinsky affair.

    1. Not Saddam Hussein. Bill Clinton bombed Kosovo. The timing was suspicious, but like everything else these slimy, slippery eels do it was impossible to "prove" Clinton got us involved in a foreign civil war to deflect attention from the Lewinsky caper.

  29. Hillary Klintoon made this statement and made it very clear in her speech last week in Reno, Nevada . "YOU and the other 50 million Americans who refuse to support her candidacy, if you show any signs of supporting Donald Trump’s policies, are nothing short of a white supremacist."

    1. HRC is just like the Emperor and his new clothes, isn't she? Everyone with a modicum of sense knows perfectly well "she has nothing on," but they are won't dare admit it, because they are afraid of being scorned and labelled as "fools" by the Majority.

      Is it possible the "Majority" is NOT the Majority?

      A tantalizing thought, is't it?

    2. FT,
      Is it possible the "Majority" is NOT the Majority?

      I do not cast my vote by basing it on the polls or what "the majority" is.

    3. No one was implying that you did AOW. I'm afraid you missed my meaning in that statement about the majority.

      I'm sorry if I was unclear. What I MEANT was this:

      The enemedia most desperately wants to give the impression that Mr. Trump is a LOSER and more than a bit of a FOOL. They've issued a constant drumbeat to that effect ever since he secured the nomination.

      Naturally, I have no "proof" that would stand up in a court of law, but I strongly suspect that many of these polls are FAKED to reflect a false preference for Hillawitch.

      SHE doesn't draw huge crowds, doesn't seem to generate much fervent enthusiasm, but Mr. Trump most certainly DOES wherever he stages a campaign rally.

      The enemedia DOES report that, but they make every effort to DOWNPLAY it, and leftists, of corse, sneer at it, and try to shrug it off as 'insignificant."

      Doesn't it make you wonder just who is kidding whom? ;-)

      We won't know what's what until the election is over, and even then there will be cause from both sides that voting machines were tampered with electronically, that dead people voted, that Black Panthers tried to intimidate white people at the entrance to polling stations, that Rednecks threatened Negroes with bodily harm if they dared try to vote, etc. etc. etc.

      We are a SICK society, and it is the ENEMEDIA in tandem with the EducRat Establishment and Gigantic Multinational Corporations who've "bought" the U.S. Government who have made us that way.

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  31. HILLARY Releases Nasty White Supremacist Ad Against Trump — Forgets to Mention She Took $20,000 from KKK This Year

    1. "It's true that The Telegraph reported (and other outlets disseminated) Grand Wizard William Quigg's claim that the KKK was now supporting Hillary Clinton and had donated $20,000 to her campaign, that assertion was widely deemed not to be credible by sources familiar with such groups. Moreover, Quigg neither presented proof of his claims nor discussed them seriously.

    2. I hate to sy it, but $20K is mere picket change for Her Heinous. Its such a wee amount in the circles in which she travels she probably never noticed it among the many millions she has received from FAR more NEFARIOUS sources than the KKK.

      And don't gorget this. She can always claim it was a "plant" by The Vast Rightwing Conspiracy whose sneaky, underhanded tactics are dedicated to make her look bad.

      Wanna make a bet she tries just that, IF anyone among the PRESSTITUTES bothers to ask her about it, which is dubious, since for some ungodly reason they are all happy to play the lickspittle for her.

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    1. What ARE you talking about? It doesn't seem to relate to anything anyone else has said, and certainly nothing in Mr. Krauthammer's article.

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  34. It is no secret that most of today's "democrats", progressives, Liberials, do not appreciate, care about, or honor the U.S. Constitution, and millions of them don't even have a clue what it is, what it means, stands for, or why it exists. Among those there. Are those who just don't even give a damn about the law, and especially those who have been living off the dome of the Government for most of or for their entire lives. Of course, every group has their exceptions? But in general, that's the way it is,

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  36. Even Doctor Martin Luthur King’s Niece Endorses DONALD TRUMP – “I Fully Agree with So Things That He’s Saying”

  37. Is' it amazing how the hypicritical left pride themselves on being the guarding of the First Amendment,yet not when it comes to opposing views that threaten their augments.

  38. If 10-15 years ago you had told true-blue liberals that they would be voting for someone who had been an Establishment insider all her life, who had supported every misguided military intervention in the last two decades, who had taken--and was still taking--tens of millions of dollar from foreign interests, who was taking millions of dollars from Wall Street, who had given private--and unreleased--speeches to Wall Street bankers for huge fees, who was actually a "Goldwater Girl" in high school, and who had severely flip-flopped on everything from gay marriage to the Iraq War to free trade (indeed, who, until a few months ago, was an ardent defender of NAFTA), they would have blushed and scoffed.

    And if you had told them that they would vote for this person when there was a true-blue liberal in the race, i.e., Jill Stein, they would have said that was impossible.

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