[The Hill] The conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch on Monday released a trove of Hillary Clinton’s email exchanges, some of which the group says show high-dollar Clinton Foundation donors receiving special access to the former secretary of State.
In 2009, top Clinton aide Huma Abedin coordinated with Clinton Foundation executive Doug Band to arrange a meeting between Clinton and the Crown Prince Salman of Bahrain, which was requested by the crown prince.
"Cp of Bahrain in tomorrow to Friday[.] Asking to see her[.] Good friend of ours[,]" Band wrote to Abedin on June 23 of that year, a Tuesday.
Abedin replied several hours later that the crown prince had attempted to arrange the meeting through "normal channels," but that Clinton "said she doesn’t want to commit to anything for thurs or fri until she knows how she will feel." A bit under the weather was she ? She was drying out...
Two days later, Abedin reached out to Band and said: "Offering Bahrain cp 10 tomorrow for meeting woith [sic] hrc[.] If u see him, let him know[.] We have reached out thru official channels[.]"
[NEWSBUSTERS.ORG] Appearing on MSNBC during the 11 a.m. ET hour on Monday, attorney and former Republican National Committee counsel Mark Braden denounced an attempt by anchor Tamron Hall to dismiss claims of voter fraud as "extraordinarily rare" and "minuscule." He also called her out for citing statistics from liberal "advocacy group" that she labeled "nonpartisan."
Hall began the discussion by touting that slanted source: "We’ve cited this before, but I'll remind people. According to a study by the nonpartisan Brennan Center ‐ this is in 2007 ‐ and they were discussing how extraordinarily rare voter fraud would be." She added: "And looking at some of the numbers from different organizations, as well. Arizona State, for example, they found in 2012, just 2,000 cases of election fraud nationwide in the year 2000. So the numbers are minuscule."
While Braden acknowledged that "our election system actually works quite well," he immediately corrected her "nonpartisan" claim:
I wouldn't call Brennan Center nonpartisan, I think they’re pretty much an advocacy group. But the notion that vote fraud doesn't exist, is, of course, lunacy. People steal cars, people steal money, why anybody would think you wouldn't steal votes is a mystery to me. Vote fraud is rare but it absolutely occurs, and sometimes occurs on a massive basis.
In fact, the Brennan Center’s so-called "Democracy Agenda," spelled out on its website, is a left-wing wish list of supposed electoral "reforms," among them: Overturning the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision, establishing public financing of campaigns, and restoring voting rights to convicted felons.
No, they comprehend all too well. You see, these ineligible voters all vote in their favor, so it's all good. You can be assured that if a majority of the ineligible voters were voting Republican they would be all up in arms for Voter ID.
I've had a number of debates with liberals on line. They inevitably claim that voter fraud is nonsense. Then I post a link to the felon voters that put Al Franken in his Senate Seat, the one vote that allowed Obamacare to go through on a party line vote. Hot and heavy debaters seem to fade away at that point. It's not the number of illegal votes so much as the careful placement.
We had an election out here - rural Kansas, hotly contested issue with lasting ramifications, numerous loud town hall meetings, literally takes five minutes to vote, advanced voting available.
Turnout was something like 35% of eligible voters.
The State of Kansas is in court right now to defend its voter ID law. Something like 50,000 illegally/contested registered voters. They may not yet put a democrat in the US Senate, but can make the difference at State and below.
[THEHILL] The FBI has uncovered almost 15,000 previously undisclosed documents sent directly to or from Hillary Clinton ... sometimes described as America's Blond Eminence and at other times as Mrs. Bill, never as Another John Quincy Adams ... , State Department lawyers confirmed before a federal judge on Monday.
The documents were found during the course of the FBI's investigation into the Democratic presidential nominee's use of a personal email server during her time as secretary of State. The number is almost 50 percent more than the 30,000 work-related documents that Clinton’s lawyers turned over to the State Department in 2014.
The agency has pledged to release the approximately 14,900 documents and State Department lawyers told District Judge James E. Boasberg on Monday that the agency is "prioritizing" the appraisal of the new emails.
But it remains unsettled whether the full set will be out before the presidential election on Nov. 8. Lawyers for the conservative watchdog group that has demanded the release have accused the agency of slow-walking the production.
"FBI found almost 15,000 new Clinton documents. When will State release them?" Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton tweeted Monday morning.
[USA Today] WASHINGTON -- President Obama's visit to Louisiana on Tuesday could help bring much-needed attention to the flood disaster in the state, national relief officials and political experts said.
If that's true, why didn't he go earlier?
"Any time the president goes to a disaster scene, the American public pays attention, the media pays attention" Brad Kieserman, vice president of disaster operations and logistics for the American Red Cross, said Monday. "I think possibly even more important than all of that is that the survivors of the disaster genuinely feel like their government is paying attention to them."
Obama's visit comes five days after GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump and his running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, toured parishes damaged by the floods. Hillary Clinton, the Democratic presidential nominee, vowed Monday to also travel to the state when her visit wouldn't interfere with recovery efforts.
[FOXNEWS] Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump called for an "expedited investigation" by a special prosecutor into "pay-to-play" accusations involving the Clinton Foundation while reiterating on Monday he plans to have a "firm, but fair" stance on illegal immigration.
"The Clintons' made the State Department into the same kind of Pay-to-Play operations as the Arkansas Government was: pay the Clinton Foundation huge sums of money and throw in some big speaking fees for 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... and you got to play with the State Department," Trump said at a campaign rally Monday night in Akron, Ohio.
"The amounts involved, the favors done, the significant amount of time, require an expedited investigation by a special prosecutor immediately, immediately," he added.
Trump also called the investigation by the FBI and Justice Department into Clinton’s private email server a "whitewash," and said that the two agencies "cannot be trusted to quickly or impartially investigate Hillary Clinton ... sometimes described as The Heroine of Tuzla and at other times as Mrs. Bill, never as Another Charles Evans Hughes ... ’s crimes."
The billionaire businessman also expanded on earlier comments he made in the day on "Fox and Friends" about being "fair, but firm" on illegal immigration in an interview on Fox News’ "The O’Reilly Factor."
"I just want to follow the law," he told Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly.
Donald Trump called for an "expedite investigation" by a special prosecutor
Funny, I was thinking the same thing except part of the expediting would involve a rope. "Cue ball" Carville had a statement to the press saying there is nothing to see here and that those who are going after the Clinton Foundation are going to go to hell for denying kids across the world help that would save their lives--no matter that some estimates of money actually going to charity is around 6-15%. People who have their doubts ought to check with Haiti. I guess the CF has to buy a lot of paper, pens, and paperclips.
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.