Today at about 5PM EDT, Trump fired Comey. This has already ignited a media firestorm with Democrats stating Trump did it to shut down the Russian collusion story. The Republicans meanwhile are citing Comey's marked failure in handling the Clinton email case and most recently for possible obstruction, by slow-walking the Susan Rice unmasking case.
1] The FBI are investigating possible Russian interference whether there is/is not.
2] Hair Trump is full of bullshit.
3] Many people are making stuff up [Dead wrong/pants on fire] as they go along.
4] Voting machines were not tampered with anywhere [with respect to this investigation].
5] Government doesn't like leaks/leakers especially when it is soooo transparent already.
For what it might be worth:
Kinds of reminds of the old Spy vs. Spy cartoons in Mad Magazine. But, this election does seem to be taking place in an alternate reality.
Here comes another of my unbiased, genteel essays. If you believe that, then you believe Hillary.
The Wall Street Journal's out with multiple stories, today, discussing the fact that there's substantial unrest within the FBI relating, in large part, to an investigation concerning the activities of the Clinton Foundation, above and beyond the John Podesta emails/Hillary Clinton email server story.
December 7, July 7, 2016, a day which will live in infamy. No battleships were sunk that day, but the fabric of equality pretenses may have been irreparably torn--allowing the public to clearly see the dual-tiered "justice system" for what it is--a hoax perpetrated upon the people to lull us into believing the now utter bullshit of "equal justice under the law".
I think of myself as a socialist, and would be called such by most people, but this is the most sane video I've seen today, and it was posted by a user called "The Right Wing Conspiracy". I really didn't want to post this video I found linked from reddit, I feel embarrassed, but I wanted to share this with y'all. It's actually a decent vid, but I feel like apologizing for posting it.
At one point, not long ago--yesterday in fact, I thought Obama's legacy had deteriorated to such a low degree after endorsing the Mad Bomber and pushing to destroy national sovereignty (TPP), that his legacy would be simply "he was the first black president". But deeper thinkers have better understood the evil perpetuated by Obama and his co-dependents (both major political parties).
Bernie Sanders has been preoccupied with convincing his followers that the Democratic Party platform is relevant, by performing his new role in the Kabuki theatre of the corporate Democrats. He is too busy acting out a supposedly important public debate over the irrelevant platform to get involved in this real and personal “servergate” example of impunity for plutocrats.
I started writing this as we awaited the joint Bernie-Shillary 'rally' in NH on 7/12….torn between posting it this very evening before, or waiting until just after the ...Event.
Odd to begin a piece with a Digression, but in this circumstance it seemed warranted. So, I wish to remind us of something which happened (ironically) almost exactly one year ago: the rise of the Greek Socialist Syriza Party, and their challenge to the EU.
We would see someone do a news special special, maybe 60 minutes that would be a round table of 3-4 eminent non partisan legal scholars to discuss the Clinton emails and the FBI's reasoning to not refer charges. I think America would like to see a discussion curly on the legal facts and no political spin.
Of course you will never see this from the corporate media because that panel would likely conclude that she should be charged but further that there is a major cover up going on.
This could end up being particularly troubling for him considering his statement that, "No reasonable prosecutor" would bring such a case to trial.
Well, turns out Comey may have "misspoken."
Hey Loretta I just wanted to stop for a minute to talk to you about how we can protect you so you don't get all caught up in this email nonsense.
Our people have told us that the FBI is ready with their report, they just need to interview Hillary and the party needs to finalize this process ASAP (unknown to Loretta Bill heard from his sources the day before and knows they are going to rap her on the knuckles a bit but will not be recommending prosecution).
Interesting that the one thing she did ask about, the blackberry, she was told not to use.
Not a ton of new information, but when laid out clearly there is an obvious attempt to evade having to comply with FOIA requests at the minimum.
The reality is probably even much more insidious.
I guess the rules don't matter if you are Clinton.
So I was dusting the house and as is the norm when doing mindless tasks I was also engaging in idle speculation.
One of the things I was thinking about was all the questions I see repeatedly asking, "Why the hell won't Assange release the damn info already!".
And a possible answer hit me.
Could he be waiting for the last interviewee to have a chance to perjure themselves, Abedin in particular?
Are there any other interviews still to be conducted?
I totally missed this March article at Alternet. The VES Program just hit L.A.
There's a community meeting on this program taking place at LACAN (Los Angeles Community Action Network) so I may have a local update later.
Just what we need. Further militarization of high school campuses.
Under new guidelines, Muslim students will be disproportionately targeted – but all young people will be suspect.
Director of National Intelligence James Clapper addressed the bathroom thing in a press release prior to speaking at the 5th Annual Intelligence Community Pride Summit being held at DIA headquarters in Washington, DC.
Seems like the muck gets deeper and stickier for Hillbots daily. So, for the immediate future, there will be plenty of muck for me (and others) to rake. So, let's dig right in: Pagliano's JW deposition
There is an interesting article in the New York Times, Is this the West's Weimer moment? written by Jochen Bittner:
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The FBI has interviewed Huma Abedin, and will interview Hillary Clinton within weeks, as part of the FBI email probe, according to CNN.
Here is the initial report:
Some of Hillary Clinton's closest aides, including her longtime adviser Huma Abedin, have provided interviews to federal investigators, as the FBI probe into the security of her private email server nears completion, U.S. officials briefed on the investigation tell CNN. The investigation is still ongoing, but so far investigators haven't found evidence to prove that Clinton willfully violated the law the U.S. officials say.
The reason that rich people are rich is because they don't send good money after bad.