“Therefore, Secretary Clinton should have preserved any Federal records she created and received on her personal account by printing and filing those records with the related files in the Office of the Secretary,” the report states. “At a minimum, Secretary Clinton should have surrendered all emails dealing with Department business before leaving government service and, because she did not do so, she did not comply with the Department’s policies that were implemented in accordance with the Federal Records Act.”
Clinton declined to be interviewed by the IG, as did her former top aides, Cheryl Mills, Jake Sullivan, and Huma Abedin.
What is their possible excuse for no cooperating? It’s a probe by the Obama administration, they can’t possibly claim it’s a “witch hunt.” If a Republican declined to cooperate, it would be big news.
This is the forgotten part of the interview in 1998 where Hillary Clinton described the “vast right wing conspiracy” she said was after her husband. In this segment of the interview, she very clearly threatens Bill’s accusers and lets other potential ones know in the most public way possible what they will face. She said:
I think that when all of this is put into context, and we really look at the people involved here, look at their motivations and look at their backgrounds, look at their past behavior, some folks are going to have a lot to answer for.
Hillary Clinton’s role in trying to intimidate or suppress the stories of women her husband had affairs with is a legitimate topic of conversation and inquiry, given that a foundation of her campaign is women’s rights and that she would be the first woman president.
Bill Clinton didn’t just engage in affairs, he is guilty of the type of sexual harassment in his conduct with Monica Lewinsky that would haver ruined the career of any CEO in the private sector. And he may be guilty of much more. Bill Clinton’s conduct is relevant because, as Hillary herself just recently noted, he is going to have a major role in her White House “fixing” the economy, and God knows with what else.
Unfortunately for them, in Donald Trump, they face the kind of adversary who will have no restraint in constantly highlighting the seamy underside of the money and power accumulation machine that is the Clintons.
But that’s not the big story. What’s really interesting is that Clinton only beats Trump by seven points in deep blue New Jersey, 45 percent to 38 percent, according to Quinnipiac. Why is this significant? Because President Obama beat Mitt Romney by 18 points in New Jersey.
The poll demonstrates pretty conclusively that Trump is going to bring Democratic-leaning states into play, particularly in the Northeast and Midwest. Pennsylvania in particular — and its 20 electoral votes — is going to be a key battleground, where it was once assumed Democratic.
The Fox national poll shows Clintons negatives rising, Trump’s falling, suggesting his recent efforts to appear normal are paying off:
A record 61 percent have a negative view of the likely Democratic nominee, according to a Fox News poll released Wednesday. That’s up from 58 percent in March.
Fifty-six percent have an unfavorable view of Trump — though that’s actually good news for Donald. Because it was 65 percent two months ago (that was a record high).
Thirty-seven percent have a favorable opinion of Clinton, down two points from 39 percent in March, establishing a new low. The likely Republican nominee’s favorable jumped over the same time period: 41 percent view Trump positively, up from 31 percent in March.
Democrats who are overconfident are going to find, again, that such thinking is a bad idea where Hillary is concerned. And conservatives who think they can sit this one out while Trump loses and try again in four years are deceiving themselves.
Bill and Hillary Clinton have now completely escaped the poverty that plagued them after leaving the White House in 2001, having together earned more than $11 million in 2015 from speeches and book sales.
You may remember, Mrs. Clinton said she left the White House dirt broke and had to either start flipping burgers, working on an assembly line, or join her husband giving hour-long speeches for absurd amounts of money and having someone ghostwrite a best-selling book for her. Well that’s not exactly what she said. In any case, she chose the latter, and it seems to have paid off.
The Clintons earned $6.7 million from paid speeches in 2015, including $2.7 million Bill netted after his wife officially began running for president, which might not be such a kosher-for-passover idea since he will be serving as co-president.
Also contributing to their income were sales of Mrs. Clinton’s latest book, Hard Choices, which focused on the difficulty she has every morning deciding which color pantsuit to wear. From the book, she earned a cool $5 million.
The Clinton’s net worth is somewhere between $11.3 million and $52.7 million. Between $5 million and $25 million is held in cash, presumably in case of new bimbo eruptions targeting Bill.
Hillary Clinton said over the weekend that she will put Bill in charge of the economy.
“My husband, who, I’m gonna put in charge of revitalizing the economy, ’cause you know, he knows how to do it,” she said.
Let’s think about this. There, for the most part, are two things a president does: Foreign policy and economic policy. So Bill is going to get half that, while the former Secretary of State, I suppose, focuses her mind overseas.
Maybe that’s stating it a little too strongly. But there is a Constitutional prohibition against any person serving more than two terms as president.
Bill Clinton is a force of nature. He will not be stymied in the West Wing, by anyone, no matter their title. I covered him as a reporter. He will be walking around constantly with ideas, calling people, making demands on staff, issuing orders on behalf of Hillary, and so forth.
If Hillary is augmenting this by effectively putting him in charge of the economy, then at what point do we conclude that we are going to effectively have a co-presidency?
A new poll by NBC News puts Hillary Clinton just three points ahead of Donald Trump, a decline from the five-point margin in a poll conducted last week by the news organization.
On top of a Gravis poll released late last week that put Clinton just two points ahead of Trump, it is becoming increasingly clear that the election is easily close enough for Trump to stand an good chance of winning it.
Clinton dominates among minorities and women, Trump among whites and men. From the report:
Clinton, who was able to maintain her front-runner status throughout the Democratic primary by winning over black and Hispanic voters, continues to do extremely well among these voters over Trump. She wins black voters 84 percent to 9 percent – a 75 point gap—and wins Hispanics 65 percent to 28 percent. Trump is the preferred candidate among white voters by 14 points over Clinton—53 percent to 39 percent. This is up slightly from last week’s 11-point margin among white voters.
There is also a significant gender gap with Clinton beating Trump by 15 points among women, while Trump carries men by a similar 11-percent margin. Gender appears to be critical to this race already with Trump’s controversial comments about Clinton playing the “woman’s card” in order to explain her success over Sanders.
With the numbers so close, and given the number of things that can happen between now and Election Day, it is clear that this race is a complete tossup.
At a certain point, spin simply becomes a lie. Hillary Clinton has known full well for months that she is in fact not under a “security review” but a criminal probe. Get that? One of our major Party’s nominee is under criminal investigation by the Feds. Incredible to behold. And that’s why Hillary has been… Continue Reading
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It usually blows my mind into infinite, disgusting little pieces when political correctness seizes hold of reality and claims it for itself. Which means, of course, every single day. Surprised I can still write. Donald Trump is being pilloried for suggesting Hillary Clinton would not have 5 percent of the vote were she not a… Continue Reading