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-Lurid Crime Tales-
FBI Agents Privately Believe Lynch, Clinton Struck ‘An Inside Deal’
These are the 'drip-drip-drip' leaks that are going to dog Hilarity the entire campaign.
According to The New York Post, FBI agents who worked on the Hillary Clinton
... sometimes described as the Smartest Woman in the World and at other times as Mrs. Bill, never as Another James Baker ...
email investigation are privately upset with the decision not to charge her and are quietly alleging that Attorney General Loretta Lynch must have struck a deal with her husband Bill Clinton
...former Democratic president of the U.S. Bill was the second U.S. president to be impeached, the first to deny that oral sex was sex, the first to have difficulty with the definition of is...
during their private meeting.

The Post cites anonymous sources in the FBI who claim that agents investigating Clinton were subject to higher-than-usual scrutiny. Agents had to sign "Case Briefing Acknowledgment" forms, non-disclosure agreements keeping them from speaking to anyone about the case unless called to testify. As a result, agents cannot go public with their opinions of the case, whether they agree with the final result or not.

Some of those agents privately tell the Post that they are "disappointed" with FBI director James Comey’s decision not to recommend charges. Some were even more vocal: "FBI agents believe there was an inside deal put in place after the Loretta Lynch/Bill Clinton tarmac meeting," said one source.

The Post of course offers no evidence that Lynch and Clinton actually struck any deal, but the fact that Comey’s subordinates would even allege as much is striking. Meanwhile,
...back at the cheese factory, there was only one thought in the mouse's mind: I can do this! I can do this! Then the trap sprung...
a source in the Justice Department told the Post that many in the Department are "furious" at Comey, and that he "managed to piss off right and left."
Posted by: Fred || 07/15/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6470 views] Top|| File under:

#1  FBI Agents Privately Believe Lynch, Clinton Struck ‘An Inside Deal’

A belief shared by a couple of hundred million others, possibly more.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/15/2016 7:39 Comments || Top||

#2  Most other decent people think the same.
Posted by: JohnQC || 07/15/2016 10:32 Comments || Top||

#3  Take a moment and consider "where" the meeting took place.
If you were saavy to all the ways collection technology could surreptitiously record a conversation or epic collusion, what safer place than a surprise encounter on a swept plane in a closed hangar secured by two separate security details from different agencies.
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 07/15/2016 11:35 Comments || Top||

#4  what safer place than a surprise encounter on a swept plane in a closed hangar secured by two separate security details from different agencies.
Posted by: NoMoreBS

I doubt John Brennan could have come up with a more secure meet. Oh wait !!!
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/15/2016 12:08 Comments || Top||

#5  Lynch: You've got to let Hillary off the hook. They have naked pictures of you with a goat.

Comey: But I haven't been with a goat!

Lynch: Well, if they start looking at the pictures hard enough, they'll see it's me . . . .
Posted by: gorb || 07/15/2016 12:19 Comments || Top||

Scandal Without End: Is The Clinton Foundation A Fraud?
Posted by: Fred || 07/15/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6463 views] Top|| File under:

#1  It's this a trick question?
Posted by: gorb || 07/15/2016 3:53 Comments || Top||

#2  As Professor Reynolds says, to ask the question is to answer it.
Posted by: NCMike || 07/15/2016 9:11 Comments || Top||

#3  The Clinton Foundation has so infected our government that it is likely nothing will be done about it (Reference Clinton email scandal outcome).
Posted by: JohnQC || 07/15/2016 10:31 Comments || Top||

-Short Attention Span Theater-
Obama spokesman compares Boris Johnson to Israeli envoy
Just a touch of faculty lounge one-upmanship...
[IsraelTimes] White House front man Josh Earnest has indirectly compared new British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson to Israeli envoy Ron Dermer when asked if the US administration would be able to work with someone who has been vocally critical of Obama.

"I got questions of this variety when Prime Minister Netanyahu had announced that Ambassador Dermer would be the Israeli envoy to the United States. What I said in that situation is what I’ll say here," Earnest says.

He then goes on to highlight the fact that the US and UK’s special relationship "transcends any single personality."

"The decision we will make is to seek to deepen and strengthen our special relationship with the UK, regardless of who serves in a position as prominent as foreign minister," he says.

Johnson, an eccentric former London mayor, known for his gaffes and buffoonery, was chosen Wednesday by Theresa May as the top diplomat to lead the country out of the EU. Among other outspoken remarks, he has refered to Obama as the part-Kenyan President [with an] ancestral dislike of the British Empire," and compared Hillary Clinton
... sometimes described as America's Blond Eminence and at other times as Mrs. Bill, never as Another George C. Marshall ...
to "a sadistic nurse in a mental hospital."

Dermer too has been known to be critical of Obama and the White House, though while using less salty language.

Earnest also said Obama had called to congratulate new British Prime Minister Theresa May.

"The president certainly looks forward to working with Prime Minister May in the six months he has remaining in office," Earnest said.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/15/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6462 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Perhaps the "White House front man Josh Earnest" has a problem with anyone called "Borris" ?

No POTUS is immune from criticism. Or would the spokesman prefer an Ass lickin' pollitically correct moron instead of Borris ?
Posted by: Elder of Zion || 07/15/2016 8:54 Comments || Top||

#2  Or would the spokesman prefer an Ass lickin' pollitically correct moron instead of Borris ?

Is this a trick question?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/15/2016 8:56 Comments || Top||

Home Front: Politix
Centrist Dems wonder: Why are we pushing the Med public option now?
[Hot Air] Why is an easy question to answer. Why now is a little more difficult. Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton both launched efforts to get Congress to revive the "public option" for ObamaCare, claiming that a lack of competition makes it increasingly difficult for consumers to find health insurance. The Hill reports that not all Democrats have much enthusiasm for this argument, however:
Everyone to the 'public option' small boats. Women and children first please.
The idea of adding a government-run insurance option to compete with private insurers is making a comeback in the Democratic Party, with President Obama endorsing the idea Monday, two days after presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton emphasized a public option as part of an effort to win over Bernie Sanders and his supporters after a contentious primary.

But among more centrist members of the Senate, where the "public option" was stopped in 2009, there is little enthusiasm for the idea.

So who has cold feet? Some of the usual suspects, such as Heidi Heitkamp and Joe Manchin, two Senators from conservative states. But The Hill’s Peter Sullivan also reports that swing-state Senators Joe Donnelly (IN), Bill Nelson (FL), and Mark Warner (VA) aren’t terribly keen on answering questions about it.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/15/2016 03:32 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6469 views] Top|| File under:

#2  The fact that they can't figure it out speaks volumes.
Posted by: gorb || 07/15/2016 12:21 Comments || Top||

#3  Spaceman Bill will swing in any and all ways desired by 50.097% of Florida voters and that includes the Long-island multi set (I pay taxes in both locales).
Posted by: Shipman || 07/15/2016 14:36 Comments || Top||

Facepalm: Clinton Says We Need to Have ‘Pokemon Go to the Polls’
[FREEBEACON] Hillary Clinton
... sometimes described as For a good time at 3 a.m. call Hillary and at other times as Mrs. Bill, never as Another Edward Livingstone ...
made one of the most cringe-worthy jokes of the 2016 campaign Thursday with her reference to Pokemon Go.

The wildly popular game app made its way into Clinton’s stump speech in painful fashion.

"I don’t know who created Pokemon Go," Clinton said, as the Virginia crowd cheered, "but I’m trying to figure out how we get them to have Pokemon Go to the polls."
And to look your best, wear your Boss Tweeds.
Posted by: Fred || 07/15/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6465 views] Top|| File under:

#1  All you ever do is bring me down.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/15/2016 4:43 Comments || Top||

#2  "but I’m trying to figure out how we get them to have Pokemon Go to the polls."

I'm sure the Donks will figure out how to turn this into votes. They are good at getting out the creating the vote.
Posted by: JohnQC || 07/15/2016 11:01 Comments || Top||

#3  She's so hip. She keeps up with all the latest trends and she wants everybody to know it. But I just can't imagine her moving her own thumbs with the kind of dexterity required for Pokemon.
Posted by: Ebbang Uluque6305 || 07/15/2016 12:08 Comments || Top||

#4  Given that most coders are sympathetic to the Left, I see someone actually making a Poké Ball into a ballot.

Remember kids -- the goal is a 151 votes for the Pokédex Hillary!
Posted by: charger || 07/15/2016 16:28 Comments || Top||

Trump to Pick Mike Pence, Says Source
[ROLLCALL] Donald Trump is planning to announce that Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is his choice for his vice presidential running mate, according to a Republican with direct knowledge of the decision. As Trump narrowed in on his choice of Pence, the two men spent time at both Trump's golf resort in New Jersey in early July and at the Indiana governor's mansion this week.
Posted by: Fred || 07/15/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6466 views] Top|| File under:

Four Statist Policies Gov. Mike Pence Champions
#1 on the list: Government-Managed Healthcare

Starting to wonder whether Trump's wall is really intended to keep Americans in...

Posted by: Iblis || 07/15/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6463 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Does anybody really think that Chicago stops at the IL/IN border?
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/15/2016 9:35 Comments || Top||

AGs subpoenaed over prosecuting climate change skeptics
Sauce for the goose, gentlepersons...
[WASHINGTONTIMES] The chairman of the House Science Committee issued subpoenas Wednesday to two Democratic attorneys general over their pursuit of climate change dissenters after the prosecutors had refused to respond to the panel’s previous requests for information.

Chairman Lamar Smith, Texas Republican, announced that subpoenas have been sent to New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman and Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey, as well as eight environmental groups, related to their "coordinated efforts to deprive companies, nonprofit organizations, scientists and scholars of their First Amendment rights."

"The attorneys general have appointed themselves to decide what is valid and what is invalid regarding climate change," Mr. Smith said at a presser with other committee Republicans. "The attorneys general are pursuing a political agenda at the expense of scientists’ right to free speech."

He was referring to a Democrat-led coalition of 17 attorneys general working with environmental groups to pursue fossil fuel companies, starting with ExxonMobil, as well as academics and free market think tanks, for possible fraud for challenging the catastrophic climate change narrative.

Those on the receiving end of the subpoenas disputed the committee’s jurisdiction over the state prosecutorial investigations. Both New York and Massachusetts have issued subpoenas as part of their probes.
Posted by: Fred || 07/15/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6464 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Wow. So you can be prosecuted for correctly predicting the weather, but not prosecuted for blatantly breaking the law on national security.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 07/15/2016 6:34 Comments || Top||

#2  Those 'rights' were just the product of a bunch of now dead old white men. It's a living constitution (its only convenient to those in power to say what ever they want it to say to keep the rubes in line). Next you're going to tell us that the 14th Amendment extolling 'equal before the law' means we can discriminate against the majority because of the color of their skin.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/15/2016 7:45 Comments || Top||

#3  Maura Healy's a real piece of work - she's one of these bad parent types that yells at everybody during kid's softball games.
Posted by: Raj || 07/15/2016 10:28 Comments || Top||

#4  This seems like a no-brainer. First Amendment rights trump the b.s. left-wing climate change scam. Those pushing climate change should be sued for fraud.
Posted by: JohnQC || 07/15/2016 10:39 Comments || Top||

#5  Fortunately for them, they're fantasy won't be disproven enough until after they're dead.
Posted by: gorb || 07/15/2016 12:28 Comments || Top||

#6  If these people were truly coordinating their activities, and I have no doubt they were. Can the be prosecuted under RICO statutes?
Posted by: Spinesing Gray3122 || 07/15/2016 13:42 Comments || Top||

#7  Those on the receiving end of the subpoenas disputed the committee’s jurisdiction over the state prosecutorial investigations.

'You’re trying to kidnap what I’ve rightfully stolen.'
~ Vizzini
Posted by: magpie || 07/15/2016 17:38 Comments || Top||

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