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."
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.
[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.
[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.
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.
[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.
[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.
[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.
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.