Monday, October 17, 2016

Testing A Vow

Lost amidst the continuing Trump trainwreck are the truly devastating revelations forthcoming almost daily from the WikiLeaks release of Hillary Clinton's and her cronies' e-mails. Andrew McCarthy's latest in his series of detailed analyses of these damning documents shows that Barack Obama's involvement in the scandal precluded any serious attempt make a criminal case against the former Secretary of State.

Among the most noteworthy of the hacked e-mails from John Podesta’s accounts is an exchange in which Podesta consults Clinton consigliere Cheryl Mills about the private e-mail exchanges between President Obama and then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

As readers may recall, I have long maintained that the principal reason why Mrs. Clinton was not prosecuted, despite a mountain of evidence that she committed felony mishandling of classified information, is the fact that Obama engaged in the same kind of misconduct. The president’s use of a private, non-secure channel to discuss sensitive matters with high level officials may not have been systematic, as Mrs. Clinton’s was. (Obama’s disturbing use of an alias, however, suggests that Clinton was not the only one he was privately e-mailing.) Nevertheless, the fact that the president was e-mailing Clinton means he not only participated in her misconduct but also that the Obama-Clinton e-mails would have been admissible evidence in any criminal trial of Clinton.

For the parties to prove such culpable conduct on the president’s part in a high-profile criminal trial would have been profoundly embarrassing to him, to say the least. Therefore, it was never going to happen. As I’ve noted before, after exclaiming, “How is that not classified?” upon being shown an Obama-Clinton e-mail by the FBI, Hillary’s confidant Huma Abedin asked agents if she could have a copy of the exchange. She obviously realized that if Obama had been communicating on Clinton’s non-secure server system, no one else who had done so was going to be prosecuted for it.

...Try this for a theory: Since President Obama had used an alias to discuss sensitive matters on Clinton’s private, non-secure e-mail system, had then falsely denied knowledge of that system, and had decided to conceal his e-mails with Clinton from the public, the Justice Department knew that no one was ever going to be prosecuted anyway. The Justice Department and the FBI could rationalize cutting otherwise inexplicable deals that they would never cut in a case they were actually trying to make because they knew there was not going to be a case — not against Mills, not against Clinton, not against anyone.

Also -- How about this from John Podesta, writing, in private of course, about the Iran nuclear deal...

"This agreement condemns the next generation to cleaning up a nuclear war in the Persian Gulf… This is the greatest appeasement since Chamberlain gave Czechoslovakia to Hitler."

This is a remarkable statement coming from one of Obama's most trusted advisors. "...nuclear war in the Persian Gulf."!!!! And publicly, Obama is still claiming the agreement is a great success.

Another remarkable revelation from the FBI Clinton investigation --

A top State Department official offered a bribe — a “quid pro quo” — to an FBI official in an attempt to declassify certain emails from Hillary Clinton’s private server that were previously deemed classified, according to FBI documents released Monday.

The documents allege Patrick Kennedy proposed the deal in exchange for the FBI being allowed to operate in countries where they’re currently banned.

David Burge tweets --

"The most amazing thing about this: one executive branch department offering bribes to another executive branch department."

The Obama-Hillary (Bill-Chelsea-Mills-Abedin-Podesta-Holder-Lynch-Comey-Kennedy-Lerner-Koskinen-Gruber, etc, etc, etc) Regime is rotten to the core, making it damn hard to remain NeverTrump.

And how about this whopper from HRC...

"I am not going to add a penny to the national debt"

I'm currently taking bets. Anyone? I'll give you 10-1 odds. Make it 20-1. 50-1?

And finally -- The battle to retake Mosul in Iraq from ISIS has reportedly begun. This is the same Mosul that GW Bush had won nearly a decade ago and Obama gave back in return for being able to falsely claim, during his re-election campaign, that he ended the war in Iraq.

Oh, one more thing -- Jonah Goldberg with the Quote of the Week --

I honestly can’t get my head around the fact that Hillary Clinton’s closing “argument” in this election is sexual harassment. Bill Clinton’s lifelong enabler has managed to turn this topic into a deadly weapon against a Republican nominee. This is like Godzilla turning public safety into a winning issue in the Tokyo mayoral race.

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