[Right Scoop] What is with this administration that there’s something new every day? Here’s the latest ‐ Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager is scheduled to testify before Congress.
The House intelligence committee next week plans to interview John Podesta, Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign chairman whose hacked email account became central to Russian meddling in the US election last year, according to multiple sources familiar with the matter.
Podesta will be one of the committee’s first major witnesses to meet with the panel behind closed doors as it tries to determine the extent of the Russian involvement in last year’s campaign and whether any of President Donald Trump’s associates coordinated with the Russians.
The committee sent out requests to interview six witnesses this week, sources said, with Podesta expected to be interviewed next week in a classified session. The committee is expected to question Podesta about the leak of thousands of his emails, which became a political headache and embarrassment for Clinton in the heat of the campaign season.
Too bad it's a closed session. I'd hope Podesta is asked about his $35 million dollar Russian energy deal. A starting point might be with: This government accountability report. Also see the section "Money to the Clintons." Follow-up questions might also be asked about material in his emails exposed by WikiLeaks. Questions regarding Seth Rich? But the hearings tend to be Kabuki Theater where everyone plays their part and truth is the first casualty and last casualty and there are no penalties to pay.
[Breitbart] Thursday when asked about criticisms that her leadership contributed to the recent special election losses for the Democratic Party, House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said she was a "target" because she is "a master legislator."
Pelosi said, "We believe there’s a real opportunity. Now, it’s not a slam dunk. History is on our side, but it takes strategic, unified and disciplined -- to have harmony. It doesn’t mean we have anonymity, but we have unity when it comes to that fight. Should I sing my praises? Well, I am a master legislator. I am a strategic politically astute leader. My leadership is recognized by many around the country, and that is why I am able to attract the support that I do which is essential to our election, sad to say. Well beyond chutzpah.
"I am very pleased that the cooperation that we’re doing working with all the social media and small donor community to change how we communicate but also how we attract resources, intellectual and financial to the party," she continued. "I have experience in winning the Congress. When people said to us in 2005, you don’t have a chance, be prepared for a Republican permanent majority, I said -- Harry Reid and I said we don’t accept that. We proceeded. We took the president from 58 to 38. President Bush won the election. The fact is they will always make a target. Senator Reid was a target. Senator Daschle was a target. Tip O’Neill is a target. I am a target. They always want to choose our leaders and usually, they go after the most effective leaders because they want to take us, diminish the opportunity that we have."
She got along for a long time because she had a Rolodex of Californicators who would finance Dims launder money and etc. If they ever start cutting her tribe of cunts off then she'll shown the door.
Political rumors and Washington are often driven by hidden indicators. Take for example the pizza index of the Pentagon where you can tell how serious planning is for some events by order out for pizza. In the case of political players one of the key inside indicators not seen by the public which provesthat something is afoot to their media friends is the sudden interest in sending out resumes and calls about new positions by the staff of a key leader when they sense the end is coming and that is what substantiates this rumor I suspect.
I suspect the teets she have been tuggin' on all these years have gone dry after GA6 and that will mean the end for her. Staff needs to take cover when she finally realizes the gig is up because that upper dental plate could knok your head off when it comes flying out of her mouth.
[Breitbart] James Comey may have misled senators on May 3, when he testified to the Senate Judiciary Committee that he had never been an anonymous source in news reports related to the Russia investigation.
By that time, he had already leaked several private conversations he had with President Trump to his friend Benjamin Wittes, editor-in-chief of the blog Lawfare and former editorial writer for the Washington Post.
Wittes wrote in a piece on May 18, only nine days after Comey was fired, that the former FBI director had shared those conversations "over the previous few months." He wrote:
Comey never told me the details of the dinner meeting; I don’t think I even knew that there had been a meeting over dinner until I learned it from the Times story. But he did tell me in general terms that early on, Trump had ’asked for loyalty’ and that Comey had promised him only honesty. He also told me that Trump was perceptibly uncomfortable with this answer.
Wittes also wrote that he had lunch with Comey on March 27, and that they discussed a phone call that Trump had made to him earlier in the day.
Wittes denied those conversations were leaks but were "just conversations between friends, the contents of which one friend is now disclosing."
However, a leak is the release of unauthorized information, according to a definition by George Washington University professor and legal scholar Jonathan Turley. Incidentally, there is no condition that the information may be published or distributed via physical memo.
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.