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Why Did NBC News Sit on Explosive Story About Clinton's Alleged Hacked Email Server For Weeks?
Posted by: DarthVader || 05/05/2016 14:57 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6468 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Because they are in bed with her and basically are her Department of Clinton Propaganda.
Posted by: DarthVader || 05/05/2016 14:58 Comments || Top||

#2  They are the Ministry of Truth.
Posted by: Ebbang Uluque6305 || 05/05/2016 15:40 Comments || Top||

#3  'Nobody But Clinton', 'Clinton's Beholden Servants', 'Always Bet on Clinton' and the 'Clinton News Network' have been sock puppets for the Billary Team for at least 20-years now.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 05/05/2016 16:39 Comments || Top||

#4  This is a rhetorical question, right?
Posted by: Raj || 05/05/2016 19:39 Comments || Top||

#5  Gosh, it's a mystery!
Posted by: charger || 05/05/2016 23:02 Comments || Top||


Romanian hacker Guccifer: I breached Clinton server, 'it was easy'
The infamous Romanian hacker known as “Guccifer,” speaking exclusively with Fox News, claimed he easily – and repeatedly – breached former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s personal email server in early 2013.

"For me, it was easy ... easy for me, for everybody," Marcel Lehel Lazar, who goes by the moniker "Guccifer," told Fox News from a Virginia jail where he is being held.
Posted by: Fred || 05/05/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6465 views] Top|| File under:

#1  When you set up a server, you really, *really* should change the default passwords.
Posted by: SteveS || 05/05/2016 1:49 Comments || Top||

#2  As well as saying he saw evidence others were there... makes this something confirmed on my TL for a long time. Others had these agent names and positions.

If I find out that the Pizza Hut was infil because of this horrible Bitch, which I suspect is true, then I will want her in fron of firing squad.

I know where this sick destruction of our Intel came from and it starts with that scumwhore obama and all of his HORRIBLE minions from hell.

Mark my words: Hillary got OUR MEN murdered and that piece of shit should never be charged with anything again but a prison laundry room/

TRY ME.
I will fucking destroy this place for less.
Posted by: newc || 05/05/2016 1:51 Comments || Top||

#3  I know where this sick destruction of our Intel came from and it starts with that scumwhore obama and all of his HORRIBLE minions from hell.

The seeds were sown a bit earlier, but the Champ and his Pentagon sycophants took it to entirely new levels.

In the final analysis, foreign or hostile compromise MUST be assumed. The sooner this happens, the sooner damage assessments and corrective measures can be undertaken.

One piece that seems to never get discussed; our allies have 'hacking capabilities' as well. No warnings or cautions from them I take it? Alright, believe that if you will.
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/05/2016 7:48 Comments || Top||

#4  If it was easy to hack, then it was hacked, multiple times. If there was anything 'interesting' on it, it would have been seen. So why has nothing come out?
Posted by: Glenmore || 05/05/2016 8:27 Comments || Top||

#5  So why has nothing come out?
Posted by Glenmore


Excellent question! Releasing data confirms a compromise or leak. Leaks confirmed tend to be quickly plugged. The release can also produce an audit trail and provide insights into one's interest in particular areas or topics. Some things are simply better memory holed, but not forgotten.
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/05/2016 8:39 Comments || Top||

#6  Besoeker, what you say makes perfect sense for hackers with agendas, like state intelligence agencies, but not for the publicity hound hackers like Guccifer - of whom there are probably many. I have since seen claims that the server was not 'easily' hacked for very long, and the later security level was only vulnerable to the more skilled hackers.
Posted by: Glenmore || 05/05/2016 10:05 Comments || Top||

#7  So why has nothing come out?

Maybe because the Russians, Chinese, et al are equally stunned that Trump is the Trunk nominee. Their info was only useful to manipulate or ruin Hillary up to the election. That has very little use if the alternative may be someone they fear or just want to avoid far more than the compromised Clinton Inc.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 05/05/2016 11:29 Comments || Top||

#8  at least Bill and AlGore made money releasing national secrets to the ChiComs
Posted by: Frank G || 05/05/2016 12:23 Comments || Top||

#9  Frank - are you suggesting The Clinton Foundation didn't see an increase as a result of the easy pickin's?
Posted by: Bobby || 05/05/2016 13:16 Comments || Top||

#10  The one Sidney Blumenthal e-mail that I remember seeing last year was clearly a TS note. It referenced sources...and definitely gave targets to the counter intel folks on the other side. Clinton and Blumenthal are clearly incompetent and thru their incompetence and laziness sources lives were put in danger and further...suppressed any other sources from signing up. Lives were most likely lost and valuable intel most definitely lost. All because dumbazz Clinton is too arrogant and lazy to walk into a SCIF or log on to a SECRET machine.
Posted by: Tennessee || 05/05/2016 13:18 Comments || Top||

#11  Like going to go buy a car, shooting a lower price, and being able to hear the conversation between the sales/wo/man and the manager and a COGS sheet.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 05/05/2016 13:34 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Politix
Trump eyes running mate with political experience
[Al Ahram] Donald Trump, the de facto Republican nominee in the race for the White House, said Wednesday he wants a running mate with political experience who can work well with Congress.

Trump said his pick for vice president -- unlike the billionaire real estate mogul himself, who is political novice -- will be someone well-versed in Washington politics.

"It will probably be a person with political experience," Trump said in an interview with television broadcaster ABC the morning after his chief remaining rival in the race, Texas senator Ted Cruz, abandoned his White House bid.

"I would like to have somebody that could truly be good with respect to dealing with the Senate, dealing with Congress, getting legislation passed."

Trump seized a resounding victory in Tuesday's primary in Indiana and is expected to easily scoop up the 1,237 delegates necessary to officially secure the nomination.

His brash style, stances on issues that depart from party orthodoxy and personal attacks have divided Republicans.

Trump's choice of running mate -- a decision generally announced shortly before the party's national convention that culminates the nomination process -- could help him sway skeptics.

This year's Republican National Convention will take place in Cleveland, kept in touch with the world by Obamaphone,
...was ruled by a Democrat machine from 1942 through 1971. After the river caught fire during the administration of Carl Stokes they tried a Republican, then went back to being Democrats when the party hacked up Dennis Kucinich ...
, Ohio in July.

Trump declined to divulge any VP names on Wednesday.

"I'm considering a lot of people, to be honest," he told the "Fox and Friends" morning show.
Posted by: Fred || 05/05/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6468 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Wonder if Joe Biden is on the list?
Posted by: Pappy || 05/05/2016 1:00 Comments || Top||

#2  His pick for running mate and his potential nominations for top cabinet positions will be most interesting.
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/05/2016 3:12 Comments || Top||

#3  My preference is Newt. Trump will pick the best in order to secure the best deal to get things done as fast as possible. His other choices will be very interesting. Things will all come together seamlessly if my hunch is correct. It will appear dramatic compared to O. As in any company leadership sets the tone throughout the entire company or country.
Posted by: Dale || 05/05/2016 7:18 Comments || Top||

#4  Please, someone find a job for this man.
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/05/2016 7:55 Comments || Top||

#5  @#4: Special Ambassador At-Large - paint his quote on the side of his C-17.
Posted by: Vast Right Wing Conspiracy || 05/05/2016 8:02 Comments || Top||

#6  Bolton for SecState.
Posted by: Whiskey Mike || 05/05/2016 8:28 Comments || Top||

#7  If he puts together a running mate and cabinet that is experienced, but willing to fight to get things done instead of the constant limp wristed selfish PC fucks we get now, I might have to reconsider voting for the man.
Posted by: DarthVader || 05/05/2016 10:47 Comments || Top||

#8  #3 Lousy SF writer.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 05/05/2016 10:50 Comments || Top||

#9  I will vote for Trump if he picks Mattis, I will vote for Hillary if she picks Mattis and I'd vote Green if Jill picked General Mattis.
Posted by: Shipman || 05/05/2016 13:09 Comments || Top||

#10  I am sure that Donald Trumps business acumen extends to selecting management types then he lets them do their job.
Posted by: Angaimble Elminemble1032 || 05/05/2016 17:52 Comments || Top||

#11  But will he pick any of them, #9 Ship?
Posted by: Barbara || 05/05/2016 20:38 Comments || Top||


John Kasich drops out of presidential race
[CNN]
Posted by: Fred || 05/05/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6462 views] Top|| File under:

#1  He was the last to know
Posted by: Frank G || 05/05/2016 12:24 Comments || Top||

#2  His speech was very weird. I expect he will be in the news again soon, but not as a political commentator or guest on Dancing with the Stars, if ya know what I mean...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 05/05/2016 12:48 Comments || Top||

#3  Mission Accomplished, I guess.
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain || 05/05/2016 13:02 Comments || Top||

#4  Figured he was only there to counter Cruz.

Mission Accomplished, indeed.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 05/05/2016 13:50 Comments || Top||


Trump doubles down on non-citizen Muslim ban
  • [DAILYMAIL.CO.UK] During Donald Trump's victory lap this morning, the Republican presumptive nominee remained consistent on the Muslim ban

  • 'I don't care if it hurts me,' he told the hosts of Morning Joe

  • The proposal to ban all non-American Muslims from entering the United States was first floated in December after the San Bernardino attack

  • Hillary Clinton's campaign is already hitting Trump on the ban, using it a fundraising email this morning
Posted by: Fred || 05/05/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6474 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Unlike the Champ, Trump pursues strategies that work for him.
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/05/2016 3:13 Comments || Top||

#2  ...Trump doubles down on non-citizen Muslim ban...

Trump's travel ban proposal is not just "non-citizen" Muslims. He clearly said ALL Muslims. And again, he refused to qualify. No worries...propaganist rags like the 'Daily Mail' will fill in the blanks for the rubes.
Posted by: DepotGuy || 05/05/2016 4:07 Comments || Top||

#3  Because, of course, they are about to elect a Muslim mayor of London.
Posted by: Skidmark || 05/05/2016 22:27 Comments || Top||


President Fox Apologizes, Invites Trump to Mexico
This is why it's a very bad idea for outside officials to publicly declare opinions before we've made our decision. A great many others may also find themselves in the same position, regardless who wins.
[BREITBART] During an exclusive interview with Breitbart News, former Mexican President Vicente Fox apologized Wednesday for the vulgar language he has used regarding GOP frontrunner Donald Trump’s proposal to build a wall along the southern border and invited the likely Republican nominee to Mexico to see the border from the other side.

Earlier this year, Fox said that he would not pay for Trump’s "f*cking wall," and called Trump ""Ignorant ... crazy ... egocentric ... nasty ... [a] false prophet." Trump then called on Fox to apologize.

On Wednesday, he did so -- in an exclusive interview with Breitbart News -- and added that he wanted Trump to come to Mexico to see the border from the other side.

"I apologize. Forgiveness is one of the greatest qualities that human beings have, is the quality of a compassionate leader. You have to be humble. You have to be compassionate. You have to love thy neighbor," Fox explained to Breitbart News while sitting in the hotel of the J.W. Marriott in Santa Monica, Caliphornia, an impregnable bastion of the Democratic Party, on Wednesday afternoon.

"Love your nation. Love the world," he added. "Yes, I’m humble enough as leadership be, [a] compassionate leader. If I offended you, I’m sorry. But what about the other way around?"

"I don’t think he should follow the strategy of attacking others, offending others, to get to his purpose. There are other ways and means of doing it," Fox stressed, adding, "I invite him to come to Mexico and to see what Mexico is all about."

Fox stressed the important trade ties the two countries have, noting that the U.S. benefits from Mexican labor and has much larger trade deficits with other countries.

He urged Trump to be more responsible, and suggested that he could help: "I can convince him to think intelligently" about trade and other issues, he explained.
Posted by: Fred || 05/05/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6472 views] Top|| File under:

#1  In a heavy French accent:

"Fuc* you Americans! Uncultured, crass Americans! We hate all of you! Fu- the Germans are here! Hello Americans! We love you!"

~ Robin Williams
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/05/2016 7:37 Comments || Top||

#2  As the worm turns. See how easy it is when you have respect. This is only the beginning. It will appear so easy. You have to give up something to get something, never a net loss.
Posted by: Dale || 05/05/2016 7:40 Comments || Top||

#3  If nothing else, Fox is a pragmatist.
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/05/2016 8:16 Comments || Top||

#4  Trump should meet him where the wall will begin. They can cut the ribbon together and shovel the first dirt for a photo op.
Posted by: Airandee || 05/05/2016 8:41 Comments || Top||

#5  Fox is a pragmatist.

And Mexico is crony capitalism writ large. Both know how the game is played. This time maybe, just maybe, we have someone who cares about American interests first for once.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 05/05/2016 9:05 Comments || Top||

#6 
Posted by: Vast Right Wing Conspiracy || 05/05/2016 9:28 Comments || Top||

#7  I guess a surcharge on all money transfers from the USA to Mexico might just have some political blow back on "his" side of the fence.
Posted by: Capsu78 || 05/05/2016 10:10 Comments || Top||

#8  Don't go, Donald. Let them come crawling and begging to pay for the wall.
Posted by: Ebbang Uluque6305 || 05/05/2016 11:51 Comments || Top||

#9  Make them kiss your ass.
Posted by: Ebbang Uluque6305 || 05/05/2016 11:52 Comments || Top||

#10  If I was Trump, I would ignore this until I won. Then make a statement like, "I'm glad President Fox is willing to work with the United States and our government to find ways for our countries to work together. The fees on transfers will still happen to put a wall in place. Good fences make good neighbors."
Posted by: DarthVader || 05/05/2016 12:07 Comments || Top||

#11  Next up? David Cameron
Posted by: Frank G || 05/05/2016 12:22 Comments || Top||

#12  The International Monetary Fund or whatever just released a financial asse$sment of Central and South American countries. Mexico is doing the better compared to the rest "due to their close proximity to the U.S."

The Fox realizes where the hen hpuse.
Posted by: Unelet Protector of the Sith2424 || 05/05/2016 13:16 Comments || Top||

#13  ... is.
Posted by: Unelet Protector of the Sith2424 || 05/05/2016 13:16 Comments || Top||

#14  Trump's response, “Get your money ready because you’re going to pay for the wall.”
Posted by: Ebbang Uluque6305 || 05/05/2016 13:16 Comments || Top||

#15  If he is elected President, I want Trump to never visit ANY foreign nation. Make them all come to us. Have all the meetings in places that are a smack in the face to whoever is visiting. Something to offend everybody. For a kickoff, cancel all the "inauguration balls" and instead televise the recinding of all executive orders of the last 8 years...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 05/05/2016 13:27 Comments || Top||

#16  M. Murcek----You are spot on! Thinking the same thought. Trump's first action as president needs to be to recind all of O's executive orders.
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 05/05/2016 16:33 Comments || Top||

#17  Starting to see the caboose at the end of the gravy train.
Posted by: Skidmark || 05/05/2016 22:24 Comments || Top||



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