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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Judicial Watch: Obama's DOJ Granted Immunity to Hillary Clinton's Lawyer Who Destroyed 33,000 Emails

Conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch on Friday released testimony from Hillary Clinton's White House-Liaison-at-the-State Department-turned-lawyer, Heather Samuelson and it shows what she told Judicial Watch is at odds with what she previously told the FBI about Hillary's private email use.

Samuelson testified under oath to Judicial Watch that the DOJ granted her immunity in June of 2016 ‐ remember this is around the same time Bill Clinton met with then-AG Loretta Lynch on the Phoenix airport tarmac.

Heather Samuelson testified under oath to Judicial Watch that contrary to what she told the FBI, she was indeed aware of the fact that Hillary Clinton was using a private email account while she was Secretary of State.

Samuelson's testimony is a part of a court-ordered discovery granted to Judicial Watch by Judge Royce Lamberth who called Hillary's use of a private server "one of the gravest modern offenses to government transparency."

(Washington, DC) Judicial Watch announced today that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's White House Liaison at the State Department, and later Clinton's personal lawyer, Heather Samuelson, admitted under oath that she was granted immunity by the U.S. Department of Justice in June 2016:

Samuelson: I was provided limited production immunity by the Department of Justice.

Judicial Watch: And when was that?

Samuelson: My recollection, it was June 2015 [later corrected to 2016].

"The news that the Obama DOJ gave immunity to Heather Samuelson, Hillary Clinton’s lawyer responsible for the infamous deletion of 33,000 emails, further confirms the sham FBI/DOJ investigation of the Clinton email scandal," said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. "And it is curious that Ms. Samuelson changed her story about what she knew and when about the Clinton email system. Attorney General Barr can’t reopen the Clinton email investigation fast enough."
Posted by: Woodrow || 06/30/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6462 views] Top|| File under:

#1  What did the FBI get in exchange for immunity?
Posted by: rjschwarz || 06/30/2019 0:12 Comments || Top||

#2  promotions and benefits under POTUS Hillary Clinton's regime. Whoops!
Posted by: Frank G || 06/30/2019 6:20 Comments || Top||

#3  Yawn. Wake me up when Hildebeast is doing the perp walk.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 06/30/2019 10:19 Comments || Top||

#4  Can immunity be withdrawn if it is used to break the law? Any legal scholars or practicing attorneys out there?
Posted by: JohnQC || 06/30/2019 11:01 Comments || Top||

#5  We may have a Trump Presidency, but it's still an Obama administration.
Posted by: charger || 06/30/2019 12:13 Comments || Top||

#6  Give 'em enough rope...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/30/2019 12:45 Comments || Top||

-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
Soccer star Megan Rapinoe accepts invitation to hang with AOC instead of Trump
[WASHINGTONEXAMINER] Megan Rapinoe accepted Democratic Rep. Alexandria Boom Boom Ocasio-Cortez
Dem represntative from da Bronx in Noo Yawk and leader of the Mean Girl Caucus in Congress. One of the Great Minds of the 21st Century, she is known as much for her innaleck as for her dance moves. She is all in favor of socialism, even though she's fuzzy on the details...
's invitation for the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team to tour the House of Representatives after Rapinoe rejected an invite to the White House.

"Consider it done @AOC," Rapinoe said Friday after the New York congresswoman extended the invite and the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team beat La Belle France 2-1 in the quarterfinal of the Women's World Cup.

"It may not be the White House, but we’d be happy to welcome @mPinoe & the entire #USWMNT for a tour of the House of Representatives anytime they’d like," Ocasio-Cortez said.
Posted by: Fred || 06/30/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6494 views] Top|| File under:

#1  ...I'm sorry, but at this point I'm cheering for the French team to hand Team USA their a$$es, just to see Megan humiliated.

Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 06/30/2019 7:07 Comments || Top||

#2  Sorry, Mike - the USWNT beat Les Frogs 2-1 on Friday, with Rapinoe scoring both goals. Sad to say that she's the best women's player going right now. I don't like her schizoid politics any more than you do but I'll support the team even when she's on the pitch.
Posted by: Raj || 06/30/2019 7:47 Comments || Top||

#3  Rapinoe, to me, is like the 'comedienne' Janeane Garofalo--a once 'likeable enough', competent at her job who has become twisted & embittered by BDS/TDS. Megs is also on her last go-round as a jock & the ad money is all going to photogenic Alex Morgan. Go USA & if Megs breaks a leg vs England, that'd be cool.
Posted by: Thrulet Sproing6678 || 06/30/2019 9:43 Comments || Top||

#4  First they bitch and moan about women not making the same money as men and then they pull this crap. How you gonna make any money if nobody's watching?
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 06/30/2019 10:22 Comments || Top||

#5  So it's not *that* kind of hanging. Never mind!
Posted by: SteveS || 06/30/2019 10:25 Comments || Top||

#6  Her 15 minutes will be over soon. She is toxic and will fade away.
Posted by: 49 Pan || 06/30/2019 19:30 Comments || Top||

-Land of the Free
Minnesota city council votes to ditch Pledge of Allegiance, reconsiders after backlash
[FOXNEWS] A Minnesota city is reconsidering its decision to no longer say the Pledge of Allegiance at the start of city council meetings after facing major backlash.

The St. Louis Park City Council unanimously voted on June 17 to amend the procedure rules so that the pledge would no longer be said before the start of every session in an effort to serve a more "diverse community."

"We concluded that in order to create a more welcoming environment to a diverse community we’re going to forgo saying the Pledge of Allegiance before every meeting," Council Member Tim Brausen said ahead of the vote.

"If we have an appropriate opportunity, if we have a boy scout color guards or others in attendance or if its a special occasion we will consider using the pledge of allegiance before the meetings," he continued.

In a matter of a few minutes, with no further discussion, the board voted 5-0 in favor of the amendment to proceedings.

Council member Anne Mavity, who sponsored the rules change, told KARE 11 that she doesn’t feel saying the pledge is necessary, especially for non-citizens.
Posted by: Fred || 06/30/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6500 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Excuse me, Ms. Mavity, but who were you elected to serve and who elected you - citizens or non-citizens? Oh, don't bother answering. I can't take it.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 06/30/2019 10:25 Comments || Top||

#2  Things are so depressing in liberal States today. I thank God I'm serving in a far-right police state where 'liberal' = traitor.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 06/30/2019 10:40 Comments || Top||

#3  This is some kind of neurosis.
Posted by: 49 Pan || 06/30/2019 19:31 Comments || Top||

#4  "especially for non-citizens"

You have non-citizens in city councils?
Posted by: European Conservative || 06/30/2019 19:37 Comments || Top||

Home Front: Politix
Hollywood Fundraiser Announced For Kamala… During Democrat Debate
Joe and Fauxcahontas are history.
[Hot Air] Timing is everything. After Kamala Harris delivered one of her most memorable lines from the Democrat debate Thursday night (she had two of them and both involved Joe Biden) an email went out to her Hollywood supporters inviting them to a fundraiser. The line was "America does not want ... a food fight. They want to know how we’re going to put food on their table." This happened only about half-way through the debate.

Never mind the fact that the line is a wrong-headed Marxist-style way of thinking. Americans do not look to the government, or the president specifically, to put food on a household’s table. Let’s acknowledge that it was quite a convenient bit of timing. It certainly adds to the speculation that her zinger was a part of a well-coordinated plan. If you watched the debate, you know that Joe Biden and Eric Swalwell went back and forth about the need for a new generation of leadership and most of the other candidates jumped into the fray. As the audience cheered Kamala’s act of mediation, Team Kamala took advantage of the moment. The emails were sent.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/30/2019 05:59 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6459 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Prediction: The moment Joe steps down, Soetoro and the CBC will issue a resounding endorsement of Harris.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/30/2019 6:06 Comments || Top||

#2  Gotta have a Hollyweird fundraiser if you are a Dem running for Prez.
Posted by: JohnQC || 06/30/2019 10:36 Comments || Top||

Kasich: Treatment of children at border a 'stain' on US
[The Hill] Former Ohio Gov. John
"Son of a Postal Worker”
Kasich (R) slammed the Trump administration late Friday over its detainment of child migrants near the southern border, calling it "an unspeakable disgrace and a stain on this nation."

"Watching and reading reports about the gross neglect and mistreatment we're inflicting on kids is appalling," Kasich wrote in a commentary for CNN. "I ask myself, ’Can this be America? Is this the way we in this country treat any human being, let alone the youngest, most fragile and most innocent among us?’"

"But it's true," he added. "What we're seeing now is undeniably un-American, inhumane and shameful."

Kasich, a frequent Trump critic, voiced concern about the migrant family separations occurring at the U.S.-Mexico border, writing that whether the separations are taking place because of "cruel intent, scandalous neglect or a lack of funding," he "care[s] more about how we can help these children."
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/30/2019 05:47 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6493 views] Top|| File under:

#1  More projection. Kasich is actually the 'stain.'
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/30/2019 5:50 Comments || Top||

#2  Kay-sick...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/30/2019 6:53 Comments || Top||

#3  The treatment of American citizenship is a stain on the politics of America that too long ago embraced 'citizen of the world' status but carries their programs out upon the back of every sovereign taxpayer.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/30/2019 7:14 Comments || Top||

#4  What is the government supposed to do? The adults need to be detained. The children cannot be detained in the adult centers where the "parents" are.
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 06/30/2019 10:18 Comments || Top||

#5  Go ahead, Kasich. Run again.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 06/30/2019 10:27 Comments || Top||

#6  Kasich is a skid mark on America's underwear.
Posted by: Sgt.D.T. || 06/30/2019 22:00 Comments || Top||

#7  Interesting that a "republican' is writing commentary for CNN. Fox News has enough Trump haters that he could have gotten published there.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 06/30/2019 23:26 Comments || Top||

Harvard Must Set the Record Straight on Elizabeth Warren
[REALCLEARPOLITICS] Elizabeth Being Native American has been part of my story since the day I was born Warren
...Dem Senatrix from Massachussetts, who traces her noble lineage all the way back to Big Chief Spouting Bull. It has been alleged that she speaks with forked tongue but she denies that. She had a DNA test to prove her lineage and it turns out she's colorless...
is beginning to solidify herself as a top-tier candidate in the Democrat primary. She has been forced to backtrack on her decades-long claims of being a woman of color, but Harvard still has not done the same. Why has Harvard not set the record straight?

In 1993, Harvard Law School offered Warren a highly coveted tenured professor job. The record is clear as to how she obtained the offer -- Harvard had been the subject of a discrimination lawsuit at the time regarding its hiring practices, and the school was openly trying to hire women and people of color at its law school.

Warren did not begin her job until 1995 due to "family reasons," but shortly after she started, Harvard Law School News Director Mike Chmura began touting her as the first woman of color to be given tenure at the institution. Here are just some of the references to her minority status:

1996: Spokesperson Chmura identifies Warren as a native American professor in the Harvard Crimson.

1997: In the Fordham Law Review, Chmura touts Warren as Harvard Law’s "first woman of color."

1998: Chmura, in a letter to the New York Times

...which still proudly displays Walter Duranty's Pulitzer prize...

, stated that the law school had appointed "eight women, including a Native American." Three days later, the Crimson reiterated that "Harvard Law School has only one tenured minority woman, Gottlieb Professor Elizabeth Warren, who is Native American."

1999: Harvard begins publishing its affirmative action plan on its website and lists a single Native American professor.

Public reports continued to list a single native American professor at the school intermittingly until 2011. The U.S. Department of Labor requires large employers like Harvard to collect diversity statistics annually. Based on public reporting, it is likely that Harvard reported Warren as a minority to the U.S. government during her time.

Looking at a timeline history from the law school’s own website, it lists many minority achievements, such as the first female president of the Harvard Law Review, the first black president of the Harvard Law Review (Barack Obama
That’s just how white folks will do you....
), and the first woman dean (Elena Kagan). But the school is noticeably silent on something it so publicly touted for decades ‐ the first tenured female minority law school professor.
Posted by: Fred || 06/30/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6466 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Harvard study coming up : The six degrees of separation between Warren and Injuns Native Americans.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 06/30/2019 2:58 Comments || Top||

#2  There's gold and opportunity in the diversity industry.
Posted by: JohnQC || 06/30/2019 10:59 Comments || Top||

#3  it lists many minority achievements, the first female president of the Harvard Law Review, the first black president of the Harvard Law Review...the first woman dean (Elena Kagan).

Does it also mention the first math professor to get life without parole(Ted Kaczynski)and first woman to get life without parole (Amy Bishop) ?

Posted by: Dron66046 || 06/30/2019 11:59 Comments || Top||

#4  Princess Grey Beaver. Grey is a color. A dull color.
Posted by: warthogswife || 06/30/2019 12:27 Comments || Top||

#5  So the question might boil down to: Did Harvard know she was lying at the time?
Posted by: CrazyFool || 06/30/2019 15:11 Comments || Top||

#6  Not willing to check. Too convenient
Posted by: Frank G || 06/30/2019 15:23 Comments || Top||

Florida Dem ends campaign after claim she removed ‘77 bullets’ from Pulse shooting victims
[FOXNEWS] A Democratic candidate for Florida’s House reportedly has ended her campaign after being challenged on her detailed and graphic claims she treated victims of the 2016 Pulse nightclub shooting.

"I personally removed 77 bullets from 32 people ... It was like an assembly line," candidate Elizabeth McCarthy had claimed at a gun safety event earlier this year.

But FloridaPolitics.com published a report earlier this month challenging her claims she worked as a cardiologist at Orlando Regional Medical Center

The report listed the following discrepancies: the Florida Department of Health did not have a record of her being a licensed doctor; the parent company of the medical center said there’s no record of any doctor by that name; another company the candidate claimed to be working for denied she worked there; and University of Central Florida officials said they couldn't find a record of the medical degree she claimed.
"But other than that.....she was was still lying wrong"
The report said that officials confirmed she was a registered nurse until 2005, and that she later started a medical company that was in business through 2014.

At first, the candidate maintained she is a doctor when asked about the conflicting details.

"Yes, I did work the night of Pulse," she said, according to FloridaPolitics.com. "It hurts me ... why would I make something like this up? ... I was an RN for 25 years. I’ve been in the medical field all my life."

But the same news outlet reported Friday that she’s now dropping out.

"After thoughtful contemplation, due to professional obligations, I am withdrawing as a Democratic candidate seeking the nomination and election in Florida House District 28," McCarthy reportedly wrote in an email.

She had previously appeared at events alongside U.S. Rep. Darren Soto, D-Fla., who had touted her medical background and work the night of the Pulse shooting.

But after her resume and personal narrative were questioned, party leaders had called on her to prove her medical credentials or drop out.
Posted by: Fred || 06/30/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6462 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Party leaders, off the record, reaffirmed their commitment to upholding the highest standards of character and conduct: "No insane pretend surgeons will ever slip through our vetting process a second time... after being exposed by the malevolent forces of hatred and division!"
Posted by: Snuck and Tenille1362 || 06/30/2019 2:17 Comments || Top||

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