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This Natural Disaster Assistance Law Is Why Other States Are Policing Dakota Access Pipeline Protests

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog

Almost exactly 20 years ago, President Bill Clinton signed into law a bill creating an interstate agreement for emergency management. That inconspicuous law has opened the door for the current flood of out-of-state law enforcement agents present at the continuing protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) in North Dakota.

Focus: FBI Investigation of Hillary Clinton - Oct 31, 2016


Senator Grassley hints at DOJ coverup in letter asking Comey for more info on Clinton investigation - talkingpointsmemo.com


Grassley wants to know if Justice Dept. blocked Clinton Foundation probe - Washington Examiner


Letter of Senator Grassley to Comey on the Clinton investigation - judiciary.senate.gov


F.B.I. begins review of Clinton aide’s emails - The New York Times


Donald Trump warns of a 'constitutional crisis' if Hillary Clinton wins - LA Times


Blockbuster WSJ report on internal FBI conflict over investigating Clinton emails and foundation - americanthinker.com


FBI agents pressed Justice unsuccessfully for probe of Clinton Foundation - The Washington Post


$675K leads to government watchdog’s recusal calls for FBI's No 2 McCabe in Clinton case - The Daily Caller


Press release: CoA Institute calls on FBI official McCabe to recuse himself from Clinton email investigation - Cause of Action Institute


Clinton Foundation got $28 million for favors to Morocco - The Daily Caller


Millions from Sweden, Morocco pouring into Clinton Foundation alarmed campaign manager: Wikileaks emails - National Post


Wikileaks emails show Clinton strategy to conceal foreign government donations, including Australia's - Michael Smith News


ARCHIVE: Wikileaks: Cheryl Mills directed Clinton Foundation while State Dept. chief of staff - National Legal & Policy Center


ARCHIVE: 'Bill Clinton Inc.': Wikileaks email details how top aides helped make ex-president rich - Fox News


ARCHIVE: WikiLeaks emails reveal Bill Clinton's $1M 'birthday' present from Qatar for foundation - Washington Times


ARCHIVE: Hillary ‘went to bat’ for Chevron: The Clinton Foundation’s donors lobbied Hillary’s State Dept to open Burma to American businesses. They got what they wanted. - The Daily Beast


ARCHIVE: How Hillary Clinton’s State Department fought for Ghana’s oil on behalf of donor Exxon - ghanastar.com


ARCHIVE: The Clinton Foundation left a toxic legacy in Colombia, critics say - Fusion


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Focus: FBI Director James Comey - Oct 30, 2016

 

Hillary Clinton campaign turns up pressure on FBI Director James Comey about the email investigation - Time

 

Harry Reid accuses Comey of possibly breaking the law, makes ‘explosive' claim about Trump-Russia connection in fiery letter - Business Insider


Harry Reid's letter to FBI Director Comey about the Clinton email investigation - reid.senate.gov


In a letter sent to Comey and Lynch, Senate Democrats want an update on the Clinton email investigation no later than Monday - Huffington Post


Letter by Senate Democrats Leahy, Feinstein, Carper and Cardin to Comey and Lynch requesting information on the Clinton investigation - Huffington Post


VIDEO: Hillary Clinton campaign releases defiant video against James Comey, FBI over email review - us.blastingnews.com


Clinton campaign asks ex-prosecutors to criticize FBI Director James Comey - The Daily Beast


Republican attorney files complaint against James Comey for latest disclosures on Clinton email probe - people.com


In op-ed, former Dem and GOP deputy attorney generals say 'Comey is damaging democracy' - NBC News


FBI Director James Comey begins briefing Congressional leaders on email review - ABC News


GOP House Judiciary Chair Goodlatte: Comey asked to release as much as he could - newsmax.com


FBI obtains warrant to examine Clinton emails: U.S. media - Reuters


DOJ objected to FBI disclosure of new steps in Clinton probe, sources say - ABC News


Comey internal memo to FBI staffers says election, timing required disclosure of renewed probe - Fox News


FBI moved to disclose the re-opening of the Clinton investigation because it feared the information would leak otherwise, law enforcement officials say - CNNPolitics.com


'Controversy’ among FBI and DOJ officials over not indicting Clinton drove Comey's decision to re-open the investigation: Goodlatte - Washington Examiner


Why Comey jumped at chance to reopen Clinton email investigation: Resignation letters piling up from disaffected FBI agents, his wife urging him - Daily Mail


FBI in internal feud over Clinton Foundation probe - WSJ


Former assistant director: FBI has an investigation ongoing into Clinton Foundation - The Daily Caller


Judicial Watch sues for FBI records of Loretta Lynch, Bill Clinton tarmac meeting - BizPac Review


POLL: Trump behind 1 percent, Clinton hurt by FBI bombshell - Washington Examiner


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Michael Moore Owes Me $4.99

Michael Moore has made some terrific movies in the past, and Where to Invade Next may be the best of them, but I expected Trumpland to be (1) about Trump, (2) funny, (3) honest, (4) at least relatively free of jokes glorifying mass murder. I was wrong on all counts and would like my $4.99 back, Michael.

Moore's new movie is a film of him doing a stand-up comedy show about how wonderfully awesome Hillary Clinton is -- except that he mentions Trump a bit at the beginning and he's dead serious about Clinton being wonderfully awesome.

This film is a text book illustration of why rational arguments for lesser evilist voting do not work. Lesser evilists become self-delusionists. They identify with their lesser evil candidate and delude themselves into adoring the person. Moore is not pushing the "Elect her and then hold her accountable" stuff. He says we have a responsibility to "support her" and "get behind her," and that if after two years -- yes, TWO YEARS -- she hasn't lived up to a platform he's fantasized for her, well then, never fear, because he, Michael Moore, will run a joke presidential campaign against her for the next two years (this from a guy who backed restricting the length of election campaigns in one of his better works).

Brief note about Trump adviser General Michael Flynn's article about the Middle East

 

I strongly disagree with the opinions of Trump adviser General Michael Flynn in his article about the Middle East. I hope that, if Trump becomes President, will reject his advices. A few excerpts from the above mentioned article:


"Today, the Shiite Crescent is a real threat, not only to our Sunni allies, especially Egypt and Jordan, but also presents a direct threat to the national security of the United States.”


 "a government [Iraq] that is influenced and controlled by Iran, the number one state sponsor of radical Islamic terrorism.”


"There is no difference between the ideology of ISIS and the Iranian regime, except ISIS is Sunni and Iran is Shiite. They both have goals of establishing an Islamic global caliphate using military force." 


This is my take: The real enemy in the Middle East and elsewhere (Afghanistan, Pakistan, Libya, Nigeria, Somalia, etc) is not Iran, but Sunni terrorism (Islamic State and other groups) sponsored primarily by Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Qatar. The President of Iran Hassan Rouhani is a moderate reformist open to dialogue with United States. It is in the interest of United States to engage and talk with him and avert a return of the anti-American hardliners at the helm of the Iran government.


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Talk Nation Radio: Timeka Drew on Protecting Voter Rights

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Timeka Drew is National Director of the Liberty Tree Foundation, a position she has served in since February of 2016. Previously she served as Liberty Tree's Communications Director and worked as lead organizer of the Global Climate Convergence. Timeka came to the Liberty Tree community via her work with the Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign (PPEHRC) and local democracy, food sovereignty, and anti-racist organizing in Los Angeles and her hometown of Fort Wayne, Indiana.                         

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Focus: U.S. Presidential Elections and the Independents - Oct 20, 2016

 

According to the post-debate CNN poll 44% of Independents said that Trump won the debate while 40% said that Clinton won. This is opposite to what all registered voters (including Independents, Democrats and Republicans) said. In the same poll 52% all registered voters said that Clinton won the debate while 39% said that Trump won. 


While the vast majority of Democrats and Republicans will not change their mind in the coming weeks about which presidential candidate to vote (unless there are major revelations about Clinton or Trump), many Independents are volatile and still undecided about whom to vote. The post-debate YouGov poll shows that the 61% of voters undecided or selecting third party candidates would choose Trump while only 39% would choose Clinton if they had to choose between the two. Moreover 90% of respondents not voting for or leaning toward Clinton would never vote for Clinton, while 78% of respondents not voting for or leaning toward Trump would never vote for Trump. Independents are a major factor to determine the next U.S. President given the fact that, according to Gallup, they are the largest voting bloc: the percentage of American that identify as Independents are 40%, as Democrats 32% and as Republicans 27%.

 

In the post debate YouGov poll 48% of all voters nationally vote for Clinton while 44% vote for Trump. In the pre debate Quinnipiac poll 47% of all likely voters vote for Clinton and 40% for Trump while 42% of Independents vote for Trump and 38% for Clinton.


Note: in the YouGov poll, the presidential candidates were virtually tied on most issues discussed in the debate except trade and fairness of U.S. elections. On gun control, 48% say they agree with Clinton versus 47% for Trump. On taxes, 49% pick Clinton against 46% for Trump. On US-Russia relations, Clinton 47%, Trump 46%. On Supreme Court nominations, 48% for Trump and 47% for Clinton. 50% to 47%, more agreed with Trump on immigration. Trump had a more significant lead on trade: 50% to 41%. Similarly, Clinton led by more on the "fairness of U.S. elections" 50% to 39%.


Rigged

The 2016 Republican presidential primary was rigged. It wasn't rigged by the Republicans, the Democrats, Russians, space aliens, or voters. It was rigged by the owners of television networks who believed that giving one candidate far more coverage than others was good for their ratings. The CEO of CBS Leslie Moonves said of this decision: "It may not be good for America, but it's damn good for CBS." Justifying that choice based on polling gets the chronology backwards, ignores Moonves' actual motivation, and avoids the problem, which is that there ought to be fair coverage for all qualified candidates (and a democratic way to determine who is qualified).

The 2016 Democratic presidential primary was rigged. It wasn't rigged by bankers, misogynists, Russians, Republicans, or computer hackers. It was rigged by the Democratic National Committee and its co-conspirators in the media, many of whom have helpfully confessed (in case it wasn't obvious) in emails leaked from the DNC and from John Podesta. The DNC chose Hillary Clinton and worked hard to make sure that she "won." Nobody has produced a hint of evidence as to who leaked the emails that added unnecessary confirmation of this rigging, but they should be thanked for informing us, whoever they are.

The FBI investigation of Hillary Clinton's misuse of email was as rigged as the non-prosecution of the CEO of Wells Fargo. The U.S. political system is bought and paid for. Without millions of dollars to funnel to television networks for advertising, any candidate is rigged right out of participating. This rigging of the system is not fixed by someone like Donald Trump pretending for a while that he won't take bribes, that he'll spend only his own money, because most people don't have that kind of money to spend. This rigging is not fixed by making someone like Hillary Clinton take her bribes through her family foundation or requiring that her political action committees remain theoretically separate from the campaign they are collaborating hand-in-glove with, because money buys power.

The debates are rigged by a private entity with no official status that calls itself the Commission on Presidential Debates and transforms open debates among multiple candidates into exclusively bipartisan joint appearances with many large and fine points negotiated beforehand.

What Hillary Clinton Privately Told Goldman Sachs

At first glance, Hillary Clinton's speeches to Goldman Sachs, which she refused to show us but WikiLeaks claims to have now produced the texts of, reveal less blatant hypocrisy or abuse than do the texts of various emails also recently revealed. But take a closer look.

Clinton has famously said that she believes in maintaining a public position on each issue that differs from her private position. Which did she provide to Goldman Sachs?

Yes, Clinton does profess her loyalty to corporate trade agreements, but at the time of her remarks she hadn't yet started (publicly) claiming otherwise.

I think, in fact, that Clinton maintains numerous positions on various issues, and that those she provided to Goldman Sachs were in part her public stances, in part her confidences to co-conspirators, and in part her partisan Democratic case to a room of Republicans as to why they should donate more to her and less to the GOP. This was not the sort of talk she'd have given to labor union executives or human rights professionals or Bernie Sanders delegates. She has a position for every audience.

In the speech transcripts from June 4, 2013, October 29, 2013, and October 19, 2015, Clinton was apparently paid sufficiently to do something she denies most audiences. That is, she took questions that it appears likely she was not secretly briefed on or engaged in negotiations over ahead of time. In part this appears to be the case because some of the questions were lengthy speeches, and in part because her answers were not all the sort of meaningless platitudes that she produces if given time to prepare.

Focus: Hillary Clinton's Emails - Oct 13, 2016

 

Judicial Watch releases new Hillary Clinton email answers given under oath - Judicial Watch


VIDEO: Sworn answers: Hillary Clinton responds to Judicial Watch questions - YouTube


VIDEO: Hillary Clinton ‘can't recall’ key details about private email server in response to Judicial Watch - YouTube


Clinton 'does not recall' ordering destruction of emails from personal server in testimony - Fox News


FBI served with request for Hillary's backup device…object is in FBI's possession - Breitbart


Wikileaks: Clinton staffers discussed which emails to release, three weeks before Combetta used Bleachbit to wipe her server clean - The Daily Caller


Leaked Emails: Lawyer privately told Clinton campaign Hillary’s unilateral deletion of emails ‘smacks of acting above the law’ - The Daily Caller


Clinton aides sought to deny any classified data: WikiLeaks - Bloomberg Politics


Lawmakers ask inspectors general of the State and Justice Departments to review FBI's 'hijacked' Clinton probe - Washington Examiner


Letter of Goodlatte & Judiciary Republicans calling for independent investigation of special treatment given to key Clinton insiders - judiciary.house.gov


Trump condemns Congress, FBI, Justice Department for not prosecuting Clinton, says ‘we have to investigate the investigation' - WSJ


James Comey and Loretta Lynch should be Impeached for whitewashing Clinton's crimes - GOPUSA


ARCHIVE: FBI files reveal missing email 'boxes' in Clinton case, allegations of evidence tampering - Fox News

 

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FBI, DOJ roiled by Comey, Lynch decision to let Clinton slide by on emails, says insider - Fox News


VIDEO: FBI agents dismayed over James Comey's decision to not prosecute Hillary Clinton - YouTube


Former U.S. Attorney: Agents see FBI chief Comey as a ‘dirty cop’ - The American Spectator


Did the FBI chief lie to Congress about the Hillary email probe? - New York Post


While furious FBI agents are speaking out on Hillary, The big three (ABC, CBS, NBC) networks censor - newsbusters.org


Very little pick-up by the dishonest media of incredible information provided by WikiLeaks. So dishonest! Rigged system! - Donald J. Trump on Twitter


Clinton campaign kept close DOJ ties during private email server probe: WikiLeaks - The Event Chronicle


Emails: Clinton aides touted her 'cordial relationship' with Loretta Lynch - Washington Examiner


Wikileaks: How Hillary’s top State Department aide Cheryl Mills was working for the Clinton Foundation at the same time - Daily Mail Online


ARCHIVE: FBI director James Comey and the Clinton Foundation, He pocketed $6 million working for defense contractor Lockheed Martin in a single year alone - Open Media News


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The Guy Who Went Viral from Presidential Debate Works for Coal Company Opposed to Climate Regulations

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog

After Kenneth Bone asked a question about energy to presidential nominees Donald Trump and Secretary Hillary Clinton at the presidential town hall debate on October 9, he quickly became a viral internet sensation.

That evening at Washington University in St. Louis, Bone asked, "What step will your energy policy take to meet our energy needs while at the same time remaining environmentally friendly and minimizing job loss for fossil power plant workers?"

Focus: The Hillary Clinton's FBI Investigation - Oct 5, 2016


Republicans blast FBI for 'astonishing' agreement to destroy Clinton aides' laptops - Fox News


VIDEO: Republicans blast FBI for 'astonishing' agreement to destroy Clinton aides' laptops - YouTube


Immunity deals stopped FBI from investigating BleachBit use in Clinton email case, search limited to emails written after June 1, 2014, but before Feb. 1, 2015 - Washington Examiner


Letter to Attorney General Loretta Lynch by four Republican committee chairmen regarding Clinton aides’ immunity - oversight.house.gov


House Oversight Committee ‘looking into' Clinton impeachment - yournewswire.com


Clinton spokesman defends lawyers' immunity agreements (VIDEO) - The Daily Caller


The FBI treated Clinton with kid gloves - WSJ


Cheryl Mills’s legal privileges, The evidence of a politicized Clinton probe keeps building - WSJ


Please tell me these FBI/DOJ ‘side deals’ with Clinton e-mail suspects didn’t happen - National Review


Book: AG Lynch had ‘secret' meetings at White House about email probe - Fox News Insider


Book: How Bill Clinton plotted to 'bushwhack' attorney general Loretta Lynch at airport and got a promise that Hillary wouldn't be prosecuted over classified emails - Daily Mail


AUDIO: Ed Klein reveals bombshell facts about Hillary FBI Investigation - Townhall


Judicial Watch: Hillary can be impeached & FBI Director Comey should be sued (VIDEO) - InvestmentWatch


Kaine's off: The FBI director isn't a Republican... anymore. - POLITICO


The hidden smoking gun: the Combetta cover-up - Clinton Email Investigation Timeline


Documents show Clinton server was plagued by breach attempts - Washington Examiner


State Department hands over 200 pages of Clinton Foundation emails - Washington Examiner


New emails: Top State and Clinton Foundation staffers tasked with boosting Clinton nonprofit around official trip to Ireland - LifeZette

 

Clinton filled State Dept. board with friends, family and donors - Washington Examiner

 

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DOJ abruptly drops case against arms dealer who threatened to reveal Clinton's Libya dealings - Fox News


Department of Justice intervenes to cover up Hillary Clinton's Libyan gunrunning - RedState


Whistleblower: Hillary killed Libya peace deal: Gaddafi agreed to hold free elections, but Clinton's refusal led to thousands of deaths, international migrant crisis and terrorism - Alex Jones' Infowars

 

In email the Clinton team lists all the actions that Hillary took credit for as the architect of the US intervention in Libya and Gaddafi’s toppling - thegatewaypundit.com


The extreme brutality unleashed by Islamic fighters who ousted Gaddafi with the backing of Hillary Clinton’s State Department and NATO is demonstrated in three videos (VIDEO) - WND


Clinton: 'I don't recall' proposing drone strike against WikiLeaks founder Assange - Washington Examiner


Internal White House intel corroborates details of Hillary Clinton’s proposed drone strike on Julian Assange - True Pundit


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Koch Industries and Fracking Lobbyist Mike Catanzaro To Lead Trump Energy Team

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog

The Washington Post has reported that Mike Catanzaro, a former senior energy staffer for Republican Party House Majority Leader John Boehner with a track record of climate change denial, will lead Republican Party presidential candidate Donald Trump's energy transition team. 

We got 8 years of change, but not much hope: President Barack Obama’s Crappy Legacy

By Dave Lindorff

 

Barack Obama came into the White House on a wave of passionate new voters, many of them black or young and white, becoming the nation's first black president and promising a new era of "hope and change."

Clinton Tuition Plan Will Find Foe in Military

By Pat Elder

Military recruiting will face its greatest threat since the end of conscription in 1973 if Hillary Clinton’s plan calling for free in-state tuition is enacted into law. Already, recruiting has become extraordinarily tough for the Pentagon, thanks largely to generally improving economic conditions.  Meanwhile, the Pentagon has been noticeably silent on the issue and sticks to its narrative that youth sign up for patriotic reasons.

According to the Clinton website, “Tuition has ballooned out of control and has become increasingly unaffordable even at public colleges and universities.”   Tuition has risen by nearly half in the last decade at four-year public colleges and universities, after inflation, while family incomes have remained stagnant.

Under the Clinton plan, every student from a family making $85,000 a year or less will be able to attend a 4-year public college or university tuition-free. This threshold will increase by $10,000 a year every year over the next four years so that by 2021, all students with a family income of $125,000 will have the opportunity to attend college for free. Students will be expected to work 10 hours a week to help defray the full cost of attendance.

Focus: FBI Investigation of Hillary Clinton's emails - Oct 3, 2016


DOJ and FBI agreed to destroy laptops of Clinton aides with immunity deal: Lawmaker - Fox News


DOJ and FBI agreed to limit search of Clinton aides' laptops to documents created before Jan. 31, 2015 but not after - Daily Caller


Letter from the Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Bob Goodlatte (R - Virginia) to Attorney General Lynch - judiciary.house.gov


Analysis: FBI made ‘side deals' to destroy top Clinton aides' laptops - Townhall


Republicans file complaint to DC Bar on Cheryl Mills, say she violated rule by serving as Clinton’s attorney during the FBI’s probe - Bloomberg


Complaint of the Republican National Committee with the District of Columbia Bar against Cheryl Mills - GOP


FBI Director Comey wants a ‘fresh look’ at Clinton emails after the election, but Trey Gowdy wants one now (VIDEO) - BizPac Review


It's time to impeach FBI Director Comey - GOPUSA


Ex-DOJ official: ‘Comey has to go’, Insiders say FBI director's errors in handling Clinton email case 'embarrassed' agency - WND


VIDEO ARCHIVE: Watch FBI Director James Comey say I dont know 20 times at the Congressional hearing on Hillary Clinton email investigation - YouTube


ARCHIVE: The case against James Comey, Not since Hoover has an FBI director shown such a lack of accountability - POLITICO


VIDEO: Trump says he'll reform the Justice Department's whose integrity has been 'severely questioned,’ just like ‘after Watergate' - YouTube


Questions raised about Clinton's computer technician, FBI’s notes from most recent interview with Combetta do not make reference to crucial March 31, 2015 conference call with Mills - Daily Caller

 

Judicial Watch: FBI used redacted documents to question Clinton aides - cnsnews.com


FBI Docs: Hillary deleted nearly 1,000 emails with David Petraeus - PJ Media

 

State Department admits it ‘lost' Clinton Foundation email - Breibart


It's alive: FBI files reveal how Clinton server was created in K Street lab - Fox News

 

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Under intense pressure to silence Wikileaks, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton proposed drone strike on Julian Assange - True Pundit


United Nations: Targeting Wikileaks founder with drone strike criminal violation of human rights - True Pundit


ARCHIVE: Wikileaks founder Julian Assange claims he’ll be killed by CIA DRONE if he leaves embassy (2015) - True Pundit


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Before Presidential Debate, Obama Admin Weakened Endangered Species Act Under Oil Industry Pressure

Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog

As eyes turned to the most viewed presidential debate in U.S. history, the Obama administration meanwhile quietly auctioned off thousands of acres of land for oil and gas drilling in national forests, opened up 119 million acres for offshore drilling leases in the Gulf of Mexico, and delivered a blow to the Endangered Species Act. 

US Propaganda Campaign to Demonize Russia in Full Gear over One-Sided Dutch/Aussie Report on Flight 17 Downing

By Dave Lindorff

 

If the danger of the anti-Putin, anti-Russian disinformation propaganda campaign out of the Pentagon and promoted by the US corporate media weren't so serious, the effort itself might be laughable. I did laugh,

Focus: FBI Director James Comey's Congressional Testimony on Clinton Emails - Sept 28, 2016


Congressman Issa says FBI gave broader immunity to Clinton aides than first disclosed (read UPDATE) - LawNewz


VIDEO: Issa grills Comey: Why did Cheryl Mills receive immunity for 'destruction of materials' as well for laptop? - RealClearPolitics


VIDEO (Starts at 3:43:45) : Issa: Mills received immunity under 18 U.S.C. § 2071, which covers concealment, removal or mutilation of government documents - C-SPAN


VIDEO: Gohmert grills Comey: You gave immunity to people who could have made your case - RealClearPolitics


VIDEO: Gowdy to Comey: You have five immunity agreements and no prosecution, 'That's not the FBI that I used to work for' - RealClearPolitics


Gowdy: Mills walked out of FBI interview when they ‘went into an area she didn't want it to go’ (VIDEO) - Breitbart


Comey: Cheryl Mills' laptop contained 'some' classified information - Fox News


Comey: Unusual but not unprecedented for Clinton to bring nine lawyers, including Cheryll Mills, to FBI interview - Washington Examiner


Clinton aide Cheryll MIlls asked Pagliano for information on 'wiping' servers, and not with a cloth - Hot Air


Comey denies Clinton email 'Reddit' cover-up, says the computer aide Combetta was trying to replace Clinton's email address so it wouldn't be revealed to the public - POLITICO


VIDEO: FBI Director Comey: Clinton IT contractor Combetta's Reddit posts are not evidence of a 'cover-up,' not a violation of immunity deal - RealClearPolitics


VIDEO: Chaffetz grills FBI's Comey: Did Combetta destroy federal records on his own or under instruction? - YouTube


Comey silent on pending Clinton perjury probe - TheHill


VIDEO: Full video of FBI Director Comey's testimony before the House Judiciary Committee - C-SPAN.org


ARCHIVE: FBI Director James Comey's Clinton Foundation connection - Breibart


ARCHIVE: Comey has long history of cases ending favorable to Clintons - WND


ARCHIVE: James Comey And KPMG: Isn't it ironic - Forbes


FBI doc dump on email case reveals role of 'confidential' Clinton aide - Fox News


Huma Abedin caught in falsehood—but no followup - Breibart


Hillary failed to take highest security training at State Dept in 2009 - The Daily Caller


Fewer than one in five State Dept employees with security clearance completed classified info training - Fox News


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Focus: Syria question at the presidential debate - Sept 26, 2016

 

At the presidential debate Trump and Clinton may be asked what is their position regarding the new Syrian and Russian offensive in Aleppo. My answer is that the US mission is to defeat and eradicate Islamic State, not to remove Assad from power. According to a poll, after 15 years of wars the majority of US active duty troops oppose the regime change and nation building policies advocated by Hillary Clinton in Iraq, Libya and Syria, which led to loss of life, destruction, migrations and the rise of 'radical Islamic terrorism.’ Only the Syrian people, including the opposition, must decide who will be their leaders in a free, fair and UN supervised presidential and parliamentary elections. To this end US must drop demanding the ouster of Assad, which must not be a precondition for negotiations leading to a new Syrian constitution and democratic elections. Unfortunately, it is a fact that while Assad is willing to negotiate with the opposition, at this time the opposition is not ready to negotiate with Assad a peaceful end of the conflict. 


To defeat Islamic State, US must cooperate with all State and non-State actors willing to fight that threat, including foremost Russia. Accidents such as the killing of Syrian troops and the bombing of the Aleppo aid convoy could have been prevented if a US-Russia cooperation were into effect. The US administration, who has been reticent, if not hostile, to establish such a cooperation, risks a confrontation with Russia on Syria (and also Ukraine), which will be a calamity for US and the world. Also China plans to boost counterterrorism efforts and cooperation with the Syrian government, including training for soldiers, military hardware deliveries and humanitarian aid. China has been an exporter of weapons systems to the Syrian government. Oilprice.com reports that "China will likely also play a key role in Syria’s post-conflict economic recovery….In December, China offered Syria 6 billion USD worth of investments in addition to 10 billion USD worth of existing contracts, as well as a significant deal signed between the Syrian government and Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei to rebuild Syria’s telecom infrastructure as part of China’s 900 billion USD ‘Silk Road’ infrastructure initiative."


Finally, a successful anti-Islamic State strategy must combine both military and political means, including aid, reforms, economic and job growth in Middle East and African countries where terrorism threatens State institutions. 


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Focus: The Hillary Clinton's FBI Investigation - Sept 25, 2016


Clinton campaign defends FBI immunity deal for Mills and other key aides, presses the point that it was limited - Fox News


VIDEO: Benenson: Limited immunity deals given to Clinton staffers are “fairly appropriate and routine" - RealClearPolitics


GOP: FBI mishandled the process by granting immunity unnecessarily for “cooperation” the agency would just compel - Liberty Unyielding


Jason Chaffetz on the FBI: "No wonder they couldn’t prosecute a case. They were handing out immunity deals like candy” - inquisitr.com


Republicans incensed that the FBI immunity deals did not require witnesses to cooperate with Congress - POLITICO


Legal analysis: Why did the Obama Justice Department grant Cheryl Mills immunity? There was no need to grant concessions - National Review


History of Cheryl Mills as Hillary’s aide obstructing investigations, Why did the feds give a key suspect who orchestrated the destruction of government records immunity as a witness? - New York Post


Cheryl Mills immunity bombshell: She avoided signing mandatory security forms - Breitbart


Insiders: FBI used agents as pawns to insulate Hillary, aides & Clinton Foundation from prosecutions - True Pundit


Former NSA analyst and counterintelligence officer Schindler op-ed: The FBI investigation of emailgate was a sham - Observer


VIDEO: Rudy Giuliani: It is disgraceful. To give immunity to so many people... The violations here were so many, so often, so gross - RealClearPolitics

 

Clinton campaign manager has no answer when asked about an email in which the Clinton IT contractor referred to the 60-day email retention policy as “Hillary cover-up" (VIDEO) - Daily Caller


Clinton aide told FBI there were internal concerns raised at State over private email server - The Washington Post


Obama used a pseudonym in emails with Clinton, FBI documents reveal - POLITICO


27 things we learned from Clinton's FBI files - Washington Examiner


Text of the FBI interview notes from Hillary Clinton e-mail investigation for mishandling of classified information - Public Intelligence


ARCHIVE: EmailGate and the mystery of the missing GAMMA, Clinton’s 'unclassified' email included highly classified NSA information—why didn’t the FBI mention this fact? - Observer


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Ruling means most of Hillary Clinton’s newly uncovered 2,800 work-related emails will come out after election - The New York Times


The public deserves to know what is in those emails, well before November 8. It is outrageous the State Dept has had these emails since late July, but has only released 5 records - Judicial Watch


The State Department has said that Clinton did not include any of her emails with Petraeus when her lawyers screened and returned what they said were all her work emails in 2014 - Reuters


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Election or Revolution? An Open Letter to the People of the United States

As citizens of the USA with a presidential election approaching you have a wonderful opportunity to ponder whether to participate in this election or to participate in the ongoing American Revolution.

Focus: The Clinton Foundation - Sept 20, 2016


Report: Clinton Foundation gave ‘watered-down' AIDS drugs to Third World countries - The Daily Caller


Press release: Congressman Marsha Blackburn releases Clinton Foundation report - blackburn.house.gov


REPORT: The Clinton Foundation and the ‘India success story': Self-serving philanthropy, watered-down drugs, and money in sub-Saharan Africa - blackburn.house.gov


ARCHIVE: Although The FDA sent a public “warning letter” to Ranbaxy in 2006, Bill Clinton praised the company for fight against AIDS - The Economic Times


ARCHIVE: Ranbaxy pleads guilty and agrees to pay $500 Million to resolve false claims allegations, violations and false statements to the FDA - Department of Justice


New documents that reveal Bill Clinton's backdated contracts and multimillion $$$$ frauds in the name of HIV/Aids - Michael Smith News


Clinton's "bottom of the harbour" AIDS business - Michael Smith News


Bill Clinton's early days in tax-exempt business - and his original sin in The Bahamas tax haven - Michael Smith News


The CHAI Lie and the HIV/AIDS treatment: What connects Haiti with Papua New Guinea – Medium

 

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POLL (Gallup): Hillary is 'email,' 'lie,' 'foundation,' 'scandal,' 'pneumonia' - Washington Examiner


Networks ignore Clinton Foundation conflict of interest in 95% of stories - newsbusters.org


Clinton gave State Department appointments to 194 donors, nearly 40 percent of the 511 advisory appointments - Washington Examiner


Bill Clinton’s speaking fee overlaps with Foundation business, paid by industry that later benefited from family charity’s Haitian project - WSJ


Exclusive: Clinton charities ignore law requiring them to disclose millions from foreign donors - ABC  Newsnet5


Bill Clinton falsely claims Foundation discloses all info on donors, activities - freebeacon.com


Clinton Foundation deceived IRS on tax exemption - The Daily Caller


The problem with the Clinton Foundation's tax status - The Daily Caller


The 21 pages deleted from The Clinton Foundation's 2005 IRS tax-exempt annual return - Michael Smith News


Opinions: Clinton Foundation taxes deserve close scrutiny - Belleville News-Democrat

 

"Clinton Foundation is charity fraud of epic proportions", analyst Charles Ortel charges in stunning takedown - Zero Hedge


The Clinton Foundation's problems are deeper than you think - Current Affairs


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Focus: Hillary Clinton - Sept 19, 2016


Paul Combetta, who deleted Hillary Clinton emails, may have asked Reddit for tips on how to remove a 'VERY VIP' email address - US News


House panel looking into Paul Combetta’s Reddit post about Clinton's email server - TheHill


Platte River executives fretted about being ordered to purge Clinton emails believing it was a cover up - New York Post


Text of the exchange on Reddit involving Paul Combetta: Remove or replace to/from address on archived emails? - exchangeserver


VIDEO: Hillary’s bleachbit specialist Paul Combetta deleting all of his reddit posts on video - Erik Jones on Twitter


ARCHIVE: Tech firm charged Clinton $250 an hour for Paul Combetta’s interviews with Feds - Fox Nation


Senator Grassley: FBI withholding key information about Clinton's deleted emails - PJ Media


Judge blasts State Dept. for slow-walking Hillary Clinton emails - Washington Times


State Department delays records request about Clinton-linked firm until after the 2016 election, the latest in a string of similar postponements - IBTimes


Judicial Watch: New State Department documents reveal top agency officials raised questions about Clinton emails in early August 2013 - Judicial Watch


Sen. seeks formal damage assessment of Clinton email secrets loss - freebeacon.com

 

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Bill Clinton says it was only ‘natural’ for Clinton Foundation donors to ask State Department for favors - The Daily Caller


More Clinton Shenanigans in Haiti, Emails show the State Department and the Clinton Foundation collaborated on policy - WSJ


Ex-Haitian President of Senate says Clinton Foundation withheld billions of donations, calls to 'disclose the audit of all the money' - Daily Caller


VIDEO: Speech of the former Haitian President of Senate - YouTube


Millions from Clinton Foundation donors bought seats to WH dinners, those who authorized the special invitations were ensconced in the Department of State’s Office of Protocol - The Daily Caller


Emails detail State Dept. effort under Clinton to aid Foundation donor Walmart - Washington Examiner


Clinton charity partner slams ‘philanthropic abuse’ - freebeacon.com


Clinton Foundation donor kicked out of China’s National People’s Congress on accusations of bribing his way into office - The Daily Caller


Bill Clinton’s birthday bash proves the Clintons just can’t stop influence-peddling - New York Post


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Focus: The FBI Investigation of Clinton Emails - Sept 9, 2016


DOJ reportedly granted immunity to computer expert Combetta who deleted Clinton emails - Fox News


Server was wiped with BleachBit by Combetta after a conference call with Bill Clinton's aides - The Daily Caller


Timeline leading up to Combetta wiping Hillary's server - Zero Hedge


Invoice shows Clintons paying for Combetta’s travel and legal assistance, it raises the question of how independent his cooperation with the FBI was - Complete Colorado


House Oversight panel zeroes in on deletion of Clinton emails, is on track to hold three hearings in five days - TheHill


Committee chairs want DOJ interviews with Clinton's server IT team - POLITICO


Trump, Gowdy hit reported immunity deal connected to Clinton email controversy - POLITICO


Statement on the immunity granted to the IT worker who deleted Clinton emails while they were under a preservation order from Congress - Donald J Trump for President


VIDEO: Gowdy blasts Department of Justice for giving immunity to 'triggerman' who deleted Clinton emails - YouTube


Editorial: A fishy story in Platte River Networks' purge of Clinton e-mails - Denver Post


Obstruction of justice and destruction of evidence haunt Hillary’s future - National Review


The FBI’s blind Clinton trust, Comey’s agents were forgiving about some incriminating evidence - WSJ


VIDEO: FBI ignored key evidence in its investigation of Hillary Clinton’s private server - WSJ


How the FBI went easy on Hillary Clinton - New York Post


Did the FBI botch the Clinton email investigation? - Fox News


FBI managers instructed to exonerate Hillary Clinton - Washington Times


Was the FBI handcuffed from doing a credible full-fledged transparent national security investigation on Clinton emails? - Forbes


VIDEO: Fox’s Judge Napolitano just flat out accused FBI of corruption - YouTube


FBI Director Comey defends decision not to prosecute Hillary Clinton over email servers - CBS News


Hill Republicans: Clinton investigations won’t stop if she wins - POLITICO


Clinton email had 'multiple' classified markings, challenging her claim to FBI - Fox News


Clinton comes up with ANOTHER new email excuse - AEI

 

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