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  • Wasserman Schultz: Former FBI Director Comey shares blame for Hillary Clinton loss

    04/17/2018 12:43:28 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 48 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | April 17, 2018 | by Anthony Man
    U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz believes that the way James Comey handled the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails was a factor in Donald Trump winning the presidency. “Doing what he did 11 days before the election was inappropriate and definitely violative of longstanding FBI practice,” Wasserman Schultz said, adding that she couldn’t predict the extent of the impact or whether it cost Clinton the election. But, she said, it had a negative impact. “I don’t see how it couldn’t have. I don’t see how that announcement, him coming out again and saying what he said that close to the election,...
  • Nursing Election Grievances, Hillary Clinton Supporters Curse Comey

    04/16/2018 12:34:18 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 16, 2018 | By MICHAEL D. SHEAR
    When it comes to James B. Comey’s book-tour crusade against President Trump, the question for hard-core Hillary Clinton fans boils down to this: Curse Mr. Comey, or cheer him? Curse him, mostly. They may be card-carrying members of “the Resistance,” who oppose everything that the president stands for, but Mrs. Clinton’s former aides and advisers are still too angry at Mr. Comey, the former F.B.I. director, to see past what they view as his egregious actions that handed the White House to Mr. Trump. In interviews, Twitter posts, television appearances and private grumblings, Team Hillary is using Mr. Comey’s tell-all...
  • Thousands of FBI docs related to 2016 investigations turned over to House

    04/09/2018 1:45:16 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 36 replies
    KSAT San Antonio ^ | April 9, 2018 | By DAVID SHORTELL, CNN
    WASHINGTON (CNN) - Thousands of pages of internal FBI documents related to bureau's decisions emanating from the 2016 election were delivered to congressional investigators Monday, officials said -- the latest document handover in a six-month-old probe that has proved frustrating for Republicans up to President Donald Trump. The delivery comes amid a chorus of complaints that the Justice Department and FBI are working too slowly to produce the documents for the House Judiciary and Oversight committees. The Justice Department this weekend also announced the designation of a sitting US attorney to oversee the process.
  • Planned Parenthood fined $116K for failing to report payments to Hillary Clinton, senate candidate

    04/05/2018 12:53:47 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 32 replies
    Lifesite News ^ | April 4, 2018 | by Calvin Freiburger
    MADISON, Wisconsin, April 4, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – The Federal Elections Commission fined Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin for failing to report $116,898 in contributions to Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Democratic Senate candidate Russ Feingold. According to FEC documents, the abortion affiliate’s political arm reported $133,305.04 in expenditures on its October 2016 quarterly report, but that sum included two payments of $58,449.04 apiece, dated August 31, 2016, but not submitted in any previous reports. One was a donation to Clinton, who lost to President Donald Trump, and the other a donation to Feingold, a former Wisconsin senator who unsuccessfully...
  • Actress Zoey Deutch proves that celebrities are still having Hillary Clinton fashion moments

    04/05/2018 12:41:05 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 40 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | April 5, 2018 | By Emily Heil
    Way back during the presidential campaign, celebrities showed their support for Democrat Hillary Clinton with all kinds of sartorial salutes. Remember Lena Dunham’s bonkers campaign-trail lewks? The “Nasty Woman” T-shirt that Katy Perry loved? It seems that Hillary-Clinton-as-fashion-muse isn’t necessarily soooo 2016. Witness “The Flower’s” Zoey Deutch, who appeared at a Wednesday night awards ceremony in Washington hosted by the Clinton-founded women’s nonprofit Vital Voices. Deutch, wearing a floral pantsuit, accessorized her outfit with an unusual touch: a manicure that featured a white background with what looked like navy blue lettering spelling out “HRC,” Clinton’s initials, on the thumb.
  • Cynthia Nixon, in public radio interview, says Hillary's loss inspired her run

    04/05/2018 12:31:56 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    WXXI News - PBS Local ^ | April 5, 2018 | By KAREN DEWITT
    Cynthia Nixon is spending the day traveling the New York State Thruway from Syracuse to Rochester as part of her upstate campaign swing. We caught up with her in between stops, where the actor and underdog candidate talked about how the loss of Hillary Clinton for President in 2016 helped inspire her to run for governor and why she thinks Andrew Cuomo is not doing enough to help the state. Nixon says in addition to running in the Democratic Party primary she’s also actively seeking the nomination of the Working Families Party, a group that gave Cuomo the nomination four...
  • Lt. Gen. Boykin: 'God's Imprint Was On' Trump's Election Win

    03/29/2018 10:45:08 AM PDT · by V K Lee · 74 replies
    The vice president of the Family Research Council, Lt. Gen. William G. "Jerry" Boykin (ret.), a former leader of Delta Force and commander of Army Special Forces, said the endless attacks by the left on President Donald Trump are "diabolical" and that the left is in "disarray" because they do not understand that "God's imprint" is evident in the election of Trump in 2016. “They are coming up with these absolutely absurd, off-the-wall things trying to justify and rationalize why they lost this election to a guy like Donald Trump," said Boykin on the Mar. 27 edition of The Jim...
  • DOJ Inspector General investigates alleged FISA abuses by DOJ, FBI

    03/28/2018 12:31:10 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 46 replies
    FOX News ^ | March 28, 2018 | By Brooke Singman, Alex Pappas
    Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz announced Wednesday he will investigate potential Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) abuses by both the Justice Department and the FBI, following requests from Congress and Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The Office of the Inspector General released a statement Wednesday outlining the initiation of a review. “The OIG will initiate a review that will examine the Justice Department’s and the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s compliance with legal requirements, and with applicable DOJ and FBI policies and procedures, in applications filed with the U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) relating to a certain U.S. person,” the...
  • Hillary Clinton lost the presidency because of sexism, former aide Jennifer Palmieri says

    03/26/2018 12:36:53 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 73 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 26, 2018 | by Anna Giaritelli
    Hillary Clinton's former communications director Jennifer Palmieri on Monday cited sexism as a key factor in why the 2016 Democratic nominee for president lost the election. "Fundamentally, I think there's just something they find suspicious in a woman looking to succeed," Palmieri told NBC host Megyn Kelly in a conversation about Clinton's loss. "I think that a man would have survived that [email scandal] and I think that there was going to be something in the campaign that ended, the emails, if it weren't the emails, it would have been something else," Palmieri explained. "She's always been stepping a little...
  • Sanders fined for accepting foreign donations in 2016 election

    03/01/2018 2:00:27 PM PST · by GreyHoundSailor · 24 replies
    VTDigger ^ | 28FEB2018 | Elizabeth Hewitt
    Sen. Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign will pay $14,500 as part of an agreement with the Federal Election Commission over allegations that the campaign wrongfully accepted in-kind donations from an Australian political party. The complaint centered on a group of seven Australians who volunteered for the Vermont independent’s 2016 presidential bid. The Australian Labor Party paid a total of $24,422 for the volunteers’ flights and stipends, according to the FEC document, provided by the Sanders campaign. The Sanders campaign did not believe at the time that the money the individuals received from the Australian party would disqualify them from volunteering, according...
  • Voter turnout dipped in 2016, led by decline among blacks

    05/14/2017 5:58:37 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 11, 2017
    New data released Wednesday by the Census Bureau shows an estimated 61.4 percent of Americans over the age of 18 cast ballots, down from the 61.8 percent who voted in 2012 and well below the 63.8 percent who voted in 2004, the recent high-point of voter participation. White voters were most likely to turn out; 65.3 percent of whites told Census Bureau surveyors they voted in 2016, more than a full percentage point higher than their participation rate in 2012.  But voter turnout among black voters fell almost seven percentage points, to 59.4 percent, the Census figures show — after...
  • Russian troll factory charged with US election interference

    02/16/2018 11:25:56 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 105 replies
    Sky News ^ | February 16, 2018 | By Alexander J Martin, Technology Reporter
    Charges have been filed against 13 employees of a Russian troll factory which is accused of attempting to interfere with the 2016 presidential election. It is the first legal document to name the Internet Research Agency, a private organisation based in St Petersburg, of illegally interfering in US politics. The 13 individual defendants and three Russian entities are accused of engaging in operations to "spread distrust" in the US and its democratic systems. After media reports that Facebook was working with the US Special Counsel investigating interference during the election, the defendants began to destroy evidence linking them to the...
  • Were there really ever any Russians at all?

    02/11/2018 4:12:32 PM PST · by Starman417 · 41 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-11-18 | DrJohn
    We have been fed an endless diet of Trump-Russia collusion by the media. It is based on the dossier compiled by one Christopher Steele. The more we learn about it, the more curious it becomes. The dossier was the basis for the FBI to secure a warrant to spy on Carter Page. That in itself is very curious. Page has been on the FBI radar since at least 2014. Page is thought to have helped the FBI snare Russian spies in 2013 back then although he denies it. You'd think that the FBi would be able to determine if Page was...
  • WikiLeaks Dumps on Donna Brazile

    10/31/2016 3:56:11 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Rush ^ | October 31, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: There's another WikiLeaks dump today that's bad for Donna Brazile. It turns out she's been passing all kinds of questions to the Clinton campaign. Get this. CNN just announced that Donna Brazile will not be coming back. Quote, "We are completely uncomfortable with what we have learned." Well, let's see if that discomfort continues into what they learn about Hillary, then! BREAK TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I need to check something. Didn't CNN...? When this whole thing came up about Brazile passing questions to Hillary, didn't CNN say that that was impossible because they hadn't shared the questions with...
  • WaPo writer found strategizing with Democrats now exploring new career opportunities

    01/13/2018 11:36:04 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Hot ^ | January 13, 2018 | JAZZ SHAW
    Back around Thanksgiving time, we looked at some groundbreaking reporting from the Washington Free Beacon where they exposed some less than media-neutral activities by one member of the press. Janell Ross, a political reporter for the Washington Post, was found to have participated in a highly secretive, big dollar fundraising and strategy conference for the Democrats. To be clear, Ross was not there reporting on the conference as part of her job. She wrote no articles about it and the WaPo said they didn’t even know that she had gone. She was a participant in the event, even sitting in...
  • Wikileaks Reveals All the Journalists Who Schmoozed With Clinton Campaign

    02/07/2018 2:35:50 PM PST · by detective · 33 replies
    AIM ^ | February 7, 2018 | Brian McNicoll
    It’s not news mainstream media lined up en masse behind Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential campaign, but it is worth noting how many in the media were willing to compromise their ability to report fairly on the election by connecting themselves to her campaign. At least 65 prominent mainstream media personalities were participating in dinners, cocktail receptions and other functions, according to an analysis of material exposed by Wikileaks. The events were held ostensibly to make them feel like insiders to the campaign and promoters of its objectives. In what was billed as an off-the-record meeting for drinks with...
  • Carter Page: FBI 'shredded' Constitution by eavesdropping on him

    02/06/2018 6:41:21 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 28 replies
    ABC "News" ^ | February 6, 2018 | By MATTHEW MOSK
    Carter Page, the Trump campaign volunteer who was monitored by the FBI after his visits to Moscow, said he expects to be vindicated as more information about his case is released. “What I’ve seen thus far is just complete ridiculousness,” Page told George Stephanopoulos on ABC News’ Good Morning America on Tuesday. Page told ABC News there was “no basis” for the FBI to eavesdrop on him. “It was just shredded – the Constitution.” Page said the findings in the Nunes memo matched his own long-held belief that the attention on him was politically motivated. He told ABC News he...
  • Hillary Clinton still obsessed with loss, cites 66 million votes, 'down, not out'

    02/05/2018 11:14:13 AM PST · by simpson96 · 133 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/5/2018 | Paul Bedard
    President Trump isn’t the only one still talking about the remarkable 2016 election. So is Hillary Rodham Clinton, defeated by Trump despite winning the popular vote. In a new email promoting her group, Onward Together, Clinton refers to her 66 million votes — some 4 million more than Trump. And she notes that while she was knocked down, she wasn’t knocked out. The organization, which features Clinton’s mantra “resist, insist, persist, enlist,” is urging supporters to continue making donations. Onward Together sponsors groups and candidates that challenge Trump.(snip) Clinton added: Last year, in the midst of our disappointment and concern...
  • Feldman: Never Say Never and Obama’s Waterloo

    05/15/2016 11:23:16 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 15, 2016 | Clarice Feldman
    Hillary Clinton (pending the conclusion of the criminal investigations about her emails and the Clinton Foundation which linger on) may well be the Democratic nominee. As it is perfectly clear that Trump will win the Republican nomination the #NeverTrump bleats are beginning to fade. Many have realized that their arguments are ridiculous, and are more related to the diminution of their power to affect opinion than they are to substance. This week, as well, the administration gets its failures in foreign and domestic policy off the front pages as the loony press attempts to justify his public school unisex bathroom...
  • Steve King’s Memo Warning: ‘Watch Closely for Barack Obama’s Fingerprints’

    02/04/2018 12:06:32 AM PST · by a little elbow grease · 135 replies ^ | 2/4/18 | robert kraychik
    Watch closely for Barack Obama’s fingerprints,” said Rep. Steve King (R-IA) on Saturday, suggesting the recent alleged partisan weaponization of state surveillance powers could be connected to the 44th president. “[Democrats and their allies] will defend Barack Obama at all costs, and they’ll defend Hillary Clinton almost at all costs unless they have to sacrifice her to protect Barack Obama,” he added.