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  • Lanny Davis: Time for Clinton supporters to be tolerant and believe in 'stronger together'

    10/25/2016 8:03:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 24, 2016 | Lanny Davis
    <p>This column is tough to write. I know that, out of context, I might be accused of wanting to pull punches on GOP nominee Donald Trump and on many of his extreme, hateful supporters.</p> <p>The opposite is the case. Two points about Trump and some of his most extreme supporters cannot be denied.</p>
  • Lanny Davis: Hillary Clinton Made a Bad Mistake

    07/06/2016 1:14:23 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 57 replies
    Fox Business ^ | 07/06/2016 | Julia Limitone
    FBI Director James Comey’s bombshell decision to excuse presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton from indictment over her use of private e-mails might come as a surprise to many, but to Lanny Davis, who served as special counsel to former President Clinton, it’s a relief. During an interview on Cavuto: Coast to Coast, he defended Hillary Clinton and explained why she is more trustworthy than Donald Trump. “We are relieved and ready to move on. Secretary Clinton has said she made a mistake and has owned up to that mistake
  • Lanny Davis' e-mail Letter to Hillary Is D.C.'s Most Cringe-Inducing Document Ever

    09/02/2015 2:07:32 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 75 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 09/02/2015 | BY MICHAEL WARREN
    The latest stash of emails from Hillary Clinton's private server released by the State Department has (once again!) revealed Washington to be a particularly unbearable place, employing particularly insufferable people. From Clinton's email correspondence with her senior staff we can observe how those with proximity to power engage in rare forms of backstabbing, obsequiousness, pettiness, bad humor, and self-obsession. There was the revelation that Huma Abedin, Clinton's aide-de-camp who held down multiple six-figure salaries at outside consulting firms while making $135,000 at State, apparently complains about not getting "paid enough." Another top Clinton aide, Philippe Reines, was seen tattling on...
  • Lanny Davis FUMES After Columnist Insults Hillary Clinton

    08/14/2015 12:51:05 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 27 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | Betsy Rothstein
    Loooongtime Clinton devotee Lanny Davis came unglued this week after columnist Windsor Mann wrote that Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton has a personality deficit disorder. It’s not as if Clinton hasn’t been accused of being “likable enough” before. But somehow Windsor’s words got under Lanny’s skin and he reasoned that Windsor has an “irrelevance” problem. Davis is the former White House Special Counsel to President Bill Clinton. He first met Hillary Clinton in the late sixties at Yale Law School. He supported her presidential candidacy in 2008 and has often appeared on TV as a campaign surrogate. Mann’s op-ed column...
  • Hillary Emails: 2009 Iran Hostage Case Got Special Attention After Push from Clinton Confidante

    07/02/2015 8:10:17 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 3 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 7-2-15 | Bridget Johnson
    As the families of U.S. hostages currently held in Iran have struggled for years to rally the determination to bring their loved ones home, newly released emails from the former secretary of State reveal the infuriating truth that those with connections get their case raised to the top. In 2009, Iason Athanasiadis was covering the protests of the disputed election win of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad over Mir-Hossein Mousavi for the Washington Times. The Greek citizen was detained by Iranian authorities on June 17, 2009, as he tried to fly out of the country. Athanasiadis was thrown in Evin prison and released...
  • The Clinton War Room Jumps the Shark

    05/12/2015 7:22:10 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 12 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | 5-12-15 | Jonathon S. Tobin
    By the end of last week, the Hillary Clinton camp was acting as if they had weathered the worst of the Clinton Cash scandal and emerged unscathed. While polls showed that trust in Hillary and belief in her truthfulness was heading south, support from the overwhelming majority of Democrats remained strong. She also maintained leads in head-to-head matchups against possible Republican opponents. But in spite of these reasons for confidence that the Clinton brand can survive — as it has before — virtually anything, their bold talk about no one believing the book isn’t convincing anyone. The drip, drip, drip...
  • How Can Lanny Davis Look at Himself in the Mirror?

    03/15/2015 11:05:57 AM PDT · by Signalman · 28 replies
    BernieGodberg ^ | 3/10/2015 | John Daly
    I’ve come to realize over the years that in the world of politics, there will always be a steady supply of partisan hacks ready and willing to throw themselves on the proverbial sword for the party and the candidates they support. I’m not talking about ideologues who are reflexively defensive of their beliefs, or even campaign workers paid to put a positive face on whoever they work for. I’m talking about the “strategists” on cable news, newspaper op-ed writers, and Internet bloggers who shamelessly spin, distract, and outright lie—all at the expense of their personal credibility and character—to run cover...
  • Chris Wallace To Lanny Davis: ‘Don’t You Ever Get Tired Of Cleaning Up After The Clintons?’

    03/12/2015 8:42:20 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | 03/07/2015 | staff
    Now we want to bring in former White House special counsel Lanny Davis, who handled legal troubles in the Clinton White House, including campaign finance, and impeachment. Lanny, you said repeatedly Friday, and this was your quote, “Hillary Clinton did nothing wrong.” I can understand saying she didn't break the law. But do you really believe she did nothing wrong?
  • Hillary Clinton’s Trained Seals and Their Tiresome Act

    03/09/2015 5:17:00 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 15 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | 3-9-15 | Peter Wehner
    Good grief. Over the last few days we’ve seen one former Clinton aide and acolyte after another come out of the woodwork to defend yet another Clinton from yet another series of scandals. It’s like a tired, awful syndicated series that’s been cancelled but just won’t go away. In one corner, it was Lanny Davis being methodically taken apart by Fox News’s Chris Wallace. In another corner was the Ragin’ Cajun, James Carville, whining about “cockamamie right wing talking points” being responsible for this story. (The New York Times is well known, of course, for writing its stories based on...
  • Clinton Adviser Lanny Davis: Time for Independent Counsel to Investigate IRS Scandal

    06/27/2014 6:38:51 AM PDT · by don-o · 54 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | June 27, 2014 | Larry O'Connor
    A former White House counsel during the Clinton administration said Thursday that it’s time for an independent counsel to look into the growing IRS email scandal. Lanny Davis, a close adviser to Hillary Clinton and a frequent defender of the Obama Administration, appeared on my morning talk show in Washington, D.C., on WMAL. I asked him to comment on the latest hearings on the lost IRS emails conducted earlier this week in Congress: If this were a Republican administration I’d be saying when hard drives have been obliterated and this recent Lois Lerner—I think very inappropriate, maybe innocent but completely...
  • Two reasons why Democrats should fear a Jeb Bush 2016 presidential run

    06/22/2014 10:59:44 AM PDT · by WilliamIII · 95 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 20, 2014 | Lanny Davis
    ... Jeb Bush’s positions on two issues, in my view, make him formidable against a Democratic presidential candidate in 2016: education reform and immigration policy. ...
  • Former Clinton aide to Pelosi: Apologize

    02/01/2014 7:18:56 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/01/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    “We’ve got to take ownership that we messed up,” former White House adviser Lanny Davis told Megyn Kelly last night, “and Nancy Pelosi should say that — we messed up.” Bill Clinton’s former aide and counsel in the impeachment fight joked at the beginning of this clip that he’d hoped for a fun segment with Kelly, but that Pelosi’s refusal to take responsibility for the consequences of the bill she shoved down the throats of Americans “is painful.” Was it ever: “Nancy Pelosi should say that — we messed up…We have to take ownership,” Davis said, indicating that admitting fault...
  • You know how bad Obamacaregate is, when Lanny Davis - Clinton damage control guru - is trotted out.

    11/07/2013 4:31:12 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 20 replies
    November 7, 2013
    It's all about HILLARYCARE!I think Hillary is behind Lanny Davis' Obamacare damage control media bitz. But his appearance had to wait until after McAulliffe was elected Virginia's governor - what will be the Clinton's base of operations near DC for Hillary's 2016 presidential run. Davis came forward as soon as possible after Cuccinelli was dispatched - not sooner because Cuccinelli was making a strong move due to Obamacare fallout and Davis' didn't want to add fuel to that surge. Hillarycare aka Obamacare is teetering on the brink. She needs it in place for her 2016-2024 rule, when she intends to...
  • There Was No Surge In Tax-Exempt Applications In 2010 (IRS Defenders Still Using Bogus Talking Pts

    05/20/2013 6:55:42 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 8 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 5/17/2013 | Garance Franke-Ruta
    Fewer groups sught recognition as 501 (c)(4) social welfare organizations that year than in 2009, according to the Treasury Department. ...
  • Clinton WH Counsel Calls For Obama Counsel To Resign

    05/17/2013 11:44:34 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 93 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/17/2013 | Larry O'Connor
    Former White House Counsel during the Clinton Administration, Lanny Davis, is calling for the resignation of Obama White House Counsel, Kathryn Ruemmler. ... the White House counsel's office reportedly knew about the Inspector General's investigation into harassment ofdconservative groups, since April. Davis contends that if this is true and Ms. Ruemmler chose not to inform President Obama of the investigation and the possible legal and political ramifications, she should step down. ...
  • Breaking: Over 200 news articles now: Lanny Davis joins Woodward in claiming White House threat

    02/28/2013 11:33:08 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 35 replies
    2/28/2013 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Go to Google News and enter "Lanny Davis Threats" in the search bar. Wow. This is incredible. Anyone here can have a field day in posting these articles here at FR. Just thought I would give a heads-up!
  • Former Clinton aide: Obama WH threatened my paper, too (Lanny Davis tells his experience)

    02/28/2013 11:16:01 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/28/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    If Bob Woodward's experience wasn't quite as harrowing as he first let on, Lanny Davis' anecdote sounds more like the real deal. Bill Clinton's former special counsel told Larry O’Connor and Brian Wilson on WMAL that his columns at The Washington Times got the Obama administration so angry, they threatened Davis' editor with removing the paper's accreditation to cover the White House:CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE AUSIO Lanny Davis, formerly a special counsel to President Bill Clinton, told WMAL’s Brian Wilson and Larry O’Connor that a White House official once threatened to have The Washington Times’ White House credentials revoked...
  • WMAL EXCLUSIVE: Fmr. Clinton Aide Davis Says He Received White House Threat (audio at link)

    02/28/2013 6:25:09 AM PST · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 73 replies
    630 WMAL, Washington, DC ^ | 2/28/13 | WMAL Staff
    WASHINGTON -- Bob Woodward isn't the only person who's received threats for airing the Obama administration's dirty laundry. It seems anyone is a potential target of the White House these days - even former senior members of the Clinton administration. A day after Woodward's claim that a senior White House official had told him he would "regret" writing a column criticizing President Obama's stance on the sequester, Lanny Davis, a longtime close advisor to President Bill Clinton, told WMAL's Mornings on the Mall Thursday he had received similar threats for newspaper columns he had written about Obama in the Washington...
  • Top Democrat: Obama Must 'Repudiate' 'Disgusting' Ad

    08/10/2012 11:01:49 AM PDT · by bigbob · 10 replies ^ | 8-9-12 | John Nolte
    The evidence connecting the Obama campaign to Priorities USA, a super PAC that launched an appalling and blatantly false attack ad blaming a woman's death on Mitt Romney, is starting to pile up. Bill Burton runs Priorities USA and was Obama's deputy press secretary under Robert Gibbs. You can also add in the fact that the man in the ad telling the undeniably tragic tale of his wife's passing, Joe Soptic, has also appeared in ads for the Obama campaign. Finally, just yesterday, senior Obama campaign advisor Stephanie Cutter was caught red-handed lying about her knowledge of the ad. The...
  • ‘Disgusting’ Pro-Obama Ad Criticized by Democrat (Lanny Davis condemns Mitt is murderer)

    08/09/2012 2:54:29 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 16 replies
    kvor ^ | aug 2012
    Priorities USA Action(WASHINGTON) -- Lanny Davis, a former top adviser to President Bill Clinton, today issued a scathing rebuke to a controversial new Democratic super PAC ad that ties Mitt Romney to a woman’s death from cancer. “I’m pretty sad for our country that we have presidential candidates engaging in sophomoric — and that’s a compliment — sophomoric name calling,” Davis said in an interview on WMAL radio in Washington. Davis says both Romney and Obama, and their supporters, have sponsored ads “that make us all want to take a shower.” But when it comes to the cancer ad, he...