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Emails show Hillary's political sleuthing
POLITICO ^ | September 1, 2015 | JOSH GERSTEIN

Posted on 09/01/2015 6:22:03 AM PDT by maggief

A new batch of Hillary Clinton's emails made public by the State Department Monday night show her expressing interest in the presidential aspirations of Gen. David Petraeus, who ultimately took a job as CIA director in the Obama administration instead of running for president in 2012 and was then driven out of government by scandal.

Clinton--who's now the frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination next year--sounded intrigued when her longtime friend Sidney Blumenthal reported to her on a Saturday morning in February 2010 that prominent Washington foreign policy blogger Steve Clemons said Petraeus was talking frankly about the possibility of running for the White House.

"Clemons had dinner this week with Petraeus, who freely talked about running for president," Blumenthal wrote to Clinton.

"Will he write about Petraeus?" Clinton wrote back five minutes later.

Moments later, Blumenthal sent Clinton Clemons' post mentioning the off-the-record dinner and discussing the relative political merits of Petraeus, Vice President Joe Biden and Clinton herself.

"Clemons... told me more detail about [Petraeus'] attitude and interest," Blumenthal said, adding a couple of nuggets.

(Excerpt) Read more at ...

TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Arkansas; US: New York
KEYWORDS: 201002; 2012election; 2016election; anthonyweiner; arkansas; clemons; clinton; davidpetraeus; election2016; email; emails; hillary; hillaryclinton; hitlery; humaabedin; joshgerstein; newyork; paulabroadwell; petraeus; politico; president; sidneyblumenthal; steveclemons; trump

1 posted on 09/01/2015 6:22:03 AM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief

Time for another RESET button

2 posted on 09/01/2015 6:36:36 AM PDT by Mr. K (If it is HilLIARy -vs- Jeb! then I am writing-in Palin/Cruz)
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To: maggief

Jezebel of the Old Testament had nothing on Hillary, the worst of womankind.

3 posted on 09/01/2015 6:38:58 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: maggief

In a just world Hillary would be working in an anonymous job and learning some humility. The time for self-reflection would be seriously helpful.

4 posted on 09/01/2015 6:48:23 AM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: maggief

I thought she said she deleted all her personal email?

5 posted on 09/01/2015 6:48:49 AM PDT by Fhios (Genius is often mistaken for simplicity.)
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Long-time Clintonista, Sid Blumenthal, is the Clintons' Handyman.

<><> the Clintons announced Blumenthal was hired by the Clinton Foundation to "promote Bill's presidential legacy," (waiting for hysterical laughter to die down)

<><> at the same time Blumenthal was tight w/ American Bridge and Media Matters — two Democratic groups aiding 2016 Hillary,

<><> dollar-crazed Blumenthal was also a paid advisor to US businesses seeking Libyan contracts (marketing his influence w/ Hillary's State Dept);

<><> Buckeroo Blumenthal was secretly advising Secy of State Clinton about Libya @ $320,000 per year;

<><> suck-up Sid also pocketed $200,000 a year from Clinton political fixer, David Brock's, media operations for Hillary 2016.

Keep in mind, Hillary wanted him closeby at State, but Obama banned the notorious Sid from govt employment. So the Clintons ensconced Blumenthal at the Clinton Foundation w/ a $325, 000 annual salary.

For gullible, sap-happy Democrats' edification, it was announced Blumenthal was hired to ......(wait for it) ...."promote Bill's presidential legacy."

(waiting for hysterical laughter to die down)

6 posted on 09/01/2015 6:49:14 AM PDT by Liz
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The high-paid Clintonistas are like 4-headed aliens from outer space: one head in govt, one head in the Clinton Foundation, one head soaking up govt intel, another head inhaling tax dollars.

They Clintonistas romped all over the State Dept like it was their personal playground grabbing at dollar opportunities. Huma had four jobs....Cheryl Mills flitted in and out of the did other Clinton factotums.

When did they ever do any actual govt work?

The Clinton suck-ups, are not content w/ six-figure govt salaries, expense accounts, housing and clothing allowances and free travel.

Sucking off the backs of hard-working taxpayers is the name of the Clinton game. The opportunistic Clintons grab anything that isn't nailed down. They became multi-billionaires overnight selling off US ntl security to the highest bidder.

The Clintons are lying in wait to duplicate the State Dept heist in the WH. They have an army of workers ready and waiting at the infamous foundation. All of them salivating over the prospect of high-pay govt jobs and endless pensions and perks under a prez Clinton (gag).

7 posted on 09/01/2015 6:50:55 AM PDT by Liz
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To: maggief

Cathedrals could on the list, too. I’m surprised they haven’t threatened it yet.

8 posted on 09/01/2015 6:58:30 AM PDT by submarinerswife
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To: submarinerswife

OOPS! Wrong thread. Forget what I just posted.

9 posted on 09/01/2015 6:59:56 AM PDT by submarinerswife
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To: maggief

The irony. Petraeus driven out by giving classified information to someone.

10 posted on 09/01/2015 7:03:00 AM PDT by Starstruck (I'm usually sarcastic. Deal with it.)
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To: maggief

Sid Blumenthal on John Boehner

“Boehner is despised by the younger, more conservative members of the House Republican Conference,” Blumenthal wrote to Clinton. “They are repelled by his personal behavior.”
“He is louche, alcoholic, lazy, and without any commitment to any principle,” he added.

“He is not Gingrich, the natural leader of a ‘revolution,’ riding the crest into power,” Blumenthal continued as he described Boehner, R-Ohio. “He is careworn and threadbare, banal and hollow, holding nobody’s enduring loyalty.”

He also said Boehner “twitches” if the conservative base makes “gestures that might undermine his position.”
“Boehner is neither feared nor loved,” he goes on. “He’s a would-be DeLay without the whip. He’s the one at the end of a lash.”
Blumenthal said then-Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., is “relatively in the same position in the Senate.”

11 posted on 09/01/2015 10:46:56 AM PDT by minnesota_bound
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To: minnesota_bound

And yet both men were elected to lead their respective caucuses. The RINO’s who elected them are as pathetic as Boehner and McConnell themselves.

12 posted on 09/01/2015 11:49:10 PM PDT by mbrfl (fightingmad)
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