So Yeah, Hillary Clinton Did Send Classified Emails From Her Private Account After All

I did not email any classified material to anyone on my email. There is no classified material. So I’m certainly well aware of the classification requirements and did not send classified material.
– Hillary Clinton’s public comments on the EmailGate scandal back in March
Two inspectors general have asked the Justice Department to open a criminal investigation into whether sensitive government information was mishandled in connection with the personal email account Hillary Rodham Clinton used as secretary of state, senior government officials said Thursday.
The request follows an assessment in a June 29 memo by the inspectors general for the State Department and the intelligence agencies that Mrs. Clinton’s private account contained ‘hundreds of potentially classified emails.’ The memo was written to Patrick F. Kennedy, the under secretary of state for management.
– From today’s New York Times article: Criminal Inquiry Is Sought in Clinton Email Account
So in today’s news – the grass is green, the sky is blue, the sun is shining in Colorado, and the pantsuit revolutionary was caught in another lie.
From the New York Times:

This post was published at Liberty Blitzkrieg on Friday Jul 24, 2015.

Hillary Be Cooked

Oops…
WASHINGTON – An internal government review found that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sent at least four emails from her personal account containing classified information during her time heading the State Department.
Now she’s got trouble.
I predicted this was going to be the case, and now it is, having generated two separate criminal referrals to the Justice Department by two separate offices, including the IG.

This post was published at Market-Ticker on 2015-07-24.

How Jeb Bush’s Recent Speech Bashing Lobbyists Was Organized by Lobbyists

Last week, the Clinton, Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio campaigns filed reports with the Federal Election Commission to list their lobbyist bundlers, revealing that all three have relied on Akin Gump for campaign cash. In Clinton’s case, her campaign not only used Akin Gump lobbyists as bundlers, but the Clinton campaign treasurer, Jose H. Villarreal, works for Akin Gump’s lobbying division, though he is not registered as a lobbyist. In addition, former Sen. John Sununu, R-N. H., who is now employed by Akin Gump, has been tapped to raise money for the presidential campaign of Gov. John Kasich, R-Ohio, who kicked off his candidacy on Tuesday.
‘As a result of the breadth and depth of ourEXPERIENCE and relationships, our firm is well positioned to represent its clients – regardless of which party controls the legislative or executive branch,’ boasts the Akin Gump website, touting the firm’s lobbying practice.
– From the Intercept article: Lobbyists Fundraising for Clinton, Bush, Rubio and Kasich Are Coworkers
The most amusing aspect of the run-up the 2016 U. S. Presidential election is to watch establishment Democrat and Republican candidates scramble to reinvent themselves to fit the dramatically changed political environment. While a sizable portion of the American public remains clueless about virtually everything happening the world around them, enough people have woken up to the disastrous fraud that is the two-party political system and they’ve had enough. As a result, you see establishment clowns like Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush scramble to pretend to be outsiders when they are the consummate insiders. Naturally, this is impossible and watching them flail and flounder like fish out of water is extremely gratifying.

This post was published at Liberty Blitzkrieg on Jul 22, 2015.

How Lobbyists for Monsanto, Exxon Mobil, Microsoft and the Telecom Industry are Bundling Funds for Hillary

The pantsuit revolutionary is at it again. Once again demonstrating her populist chops by employing the services of lobbyists to bundle millions in campaign funds. It’s no wonderopinion polls on her have been plunging as of late.
We learn from Bloomberg that:
When Barack Obama was running for the presidency in 2008 – and later for reelection in 2012 – he promised he wouldn’t take money from registered lobbyists, not even as bundlers. In the race to succeed him, Hillary Clinton is not following in his footsteps.
The former secretary of state raised more than $2 million from 40 ‘bundlers’ – fundraisers who get their contacts to give to campaigns – who were also lobbyists, according to financial forms released Wednesday by the Federal Election Commission. In all, the Clinton campaign raised $46.7 million between the beginning of April and the end of June.

This post was published at Liberty Blitzkrieg on Jul 21, 2015.

Obama’s Goals For Middle East Hinge On Putin

‘I will teach you my townspeople how to perform a funeral for you have it over a troop of artists – unless one should scour the world – you have the ground sense necessary,’ Tract, a poem by William Carlos Williams. Even after a few weeks have passed, the unexpected visit of the Saudi Deputy Crown Prince to the St. Petersburg Economic Forum still has a lot of people scratching their heads. The news is full of widespread and contradictory theories, while questions abound.
Why had the Saudis accepted an invitation from a country sanctioned by the U. S., its oldest and strongest ally? Had the Saudis chosen to abandon the U. S.? Were the crafty Saudis playing Russia off against the U. S.?
To confound matters more, why was the desert country proposing a $10 billion investment in Russian agriculture and infrastructure? Rattling everyone’s brain was the Saudi proposal to purchase some 16 nuclear plants to be developed by Russia’s state-owned nuclear monopoly, Rosatom, in a deal that, if concluded, could be worth more than $100 billion. Then there was the matter of the Saudis and Russia announcing the formation of an energy partnership between two of the largest global energy producers.
By the time the Forum ended, confusion reigned supreme.
It is still a bit early for all the pieces to neatly fit together but now, after the dust has settled somewhat, a pattern seems to be emerging that may explain the situation.
Most observers believe the Saudis are angry with the U. S. for a host of reasons, foremost amongst them are the nuclear negotiations with Iran, followed by the U. S. decision to keep arms-length distance from the conflicts in Yemen, Syria, and Iraq. Yet, few Russian analysts subscribe to the theory that the Saudis are going rogue against the U. S.
Others are playing the endless game of trying to figure out what’s going on in the minds of the Saudi King and the Russian President. It just may be that they’re looking into the wrong minds. It’s more than likely that the real puppeteer pulling all the strings is Obama. There appears to be a well-designed strategy emerging, one that has all the ear-marks of Obama’s audacity, with Putin eagerly signing on.
Strategy usually emerges in response to a problem. In this case, the problem is Obama’s growing skepticism over his adviser’s assurances that the Russian economy would soon collapse after the imposition of sanctions, further assisted by drastically falling energy prices.
U. S. Senator Feinstein, a close ally of the Administration and former Chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, has stated publicly that the tough-minded Russians are not likely to give in, adding that the Obama needs to send someone to talk with Putin. Other Obama supporters have made similar recommendations, including most recently, Hillary Clinton, saying that if she were President, shewould keep close contact with Putin.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on 07/20/2015.

Don’t Believe Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton just delivered her first speech on economic policy. In it, she vowed to raise taxes on the wealthy and to regulate Wall Street more effectively to ‘fix’ economic inequality in the U. S. As the Wall Street Journal reported,
‘…[O]ver the course of this campaign, I will offer plans to rein in excessive risks on Wall Street and ensure thatSTOCK MARKETS work for everyday investors, not just high-frequency traders and those with the best or fastest connections. I will appoint and empower regulators who understand that too big to fail is still too big a problem. We will ensure that no firm is too complex to manage or oversee. And we will also process individuals as well as firms when they commit fraud or other criminal wrongdoing.’
One way to tell if a presidential candidate plans to keep their promises is to research who provides their campaign contributions. Hillary Clinton has a long history in politics that dates back to 1999. Accordingly, there is a treasure trove of campaign finance data that can be unearthed. This important work is carried out by The Center for Responsive Politics.

This post was published at The Daily Sheeple on July 17th, 2015.

Islamic Terror Attack On U.S. Soil Kills 4 Marines – And This Is Just The Beginning

The city of Chattanooga, Tennessee is in a state of shock. On Thursday, a heavily armed Islamic terrorist sprayed a Navy and Marine reserve center in Chattanooga with gunfire without any warning. Four U. S. Marines were killed, and three other individuals were seriously wounded. The shooter has been identified as Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez, and it is being reported that he used a ‘high-powered rifle’ to conduct the assault. He did not survive the attack, and it is not clear if he even intended to. Authorities are investigating whether or not he had any connection to ISIS (which he almost certainly did), but nobody is disputing the fact that he was Muslim. Hopefully this horrific incident will serve as a huge wake up call for millions of Americans. Islamic terrorists are already here – and this is just the beginning of their reign of terror on U. S. soil.
In a previous article, I asked the following question: ‘Why Aren’t Americans Taking The ISIS Threat ‘To Drown All Of You In Blood’ Seriously?’
It is still a question that I am asking today. ISIS has made it very clear that they plan to kill as many of us as they possibly can. But most Americans seem very apathetic about this. Perhaps it is because they have been hearing about what a ‘threat’ that ‘al-Qaeda’ was for so many years and yet nothing ever seemed to actually happen.
And of course there are many liberals that have been trained that it is politically incorrect to even use the phrase ‘Islamic terror’. Following the lead of Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and other radical leftists, the only ‘terrorists’ that they want to talk about are the ‘right-wing extremists’ that they take great joy in persecuting.
Today’s shooting will hopefully shake many Americans out of their politically-induced comas. The threat of Islamic terror inside the United States is greater than it has ever been before.

This post was published at End Of The American Dream on July 16th, 2015.

Hillary Clinton Blasts High Frequency Trading Ahead of Fundraiser with High Frequency Trader

One of the most entertaining angles of the imperial spectacle known as the 2016 U. S. Presidential campaign, has been watching Hillary Clinton, the consummate insider, pretend to be an outsider. The fact that anyone eats this up is a testament to the epic stupidity and ignorance of the American public.
In her latest attempt at faux populism, Her Highness was found criticizing high frequency traders, as well as other Wall Street ‘fat cats,’ with whom she is extremely cozy, during a speech at the New School. Her next stop? A fundraiser thrown by a high frequency trader.
From the Weekly Standard:

This post was published at Liberty Blitzkrieg on Jul 14, 2015.

Following Up: Trump & Sanders, Obama’s Katrina Moment, Manufacturing Fakeonomics – & an Overdue Thank You

For some reason, Hillary Clinton’s campaign website isn’t technologically up to speed enough to have posted a transcript of the ‘economic vision’ speech she delivered this morning. So instead of analyzing it, I’ll try something a little different on RealityChek – a ‘Following Up’ offering covering multiple subjects.
The first starts off with an apology. In last week’s piece on how Donald Trump could (but probably won’t) help generate long-term change in American politics, I wrote that his president candidacy nonetheless seemed more likely candidate than Democrat-Socialist Bernie Sanders’ to foster badly needed ideological realignment. My stated reason was that the big obstacle to Trump efforts along these lines is his personality, whereas the big obstacle to the Vermont Senator playing such a role is his ideology.
But then when I discussed in detail Sanders’ prospects as a change agent, I wrote that ‘he seems to be a more plausible candidate to help create an enduring populist alternative to the two major parties.’ And my stated reasons included the ideological flexibility he’s displayed on issues like gun control! So what gives? In a word, I messed up. So let me try to clarify.

This post was published at Wall Street Examiner by Alan Tonelson – July 13, 2015.

The U.S. Government Is Using Hitler’s Playbook And The Dice Are Cast

I’ve asserted for years that the U. S. Government is an amalgamation of the Third Reich, ‘Atlas Shrugged,’ ‘Animal Farm,’ and ’1984.’ Once again history is repeating. The Nazis’ contemporaries are the neoconservatives who are running the U. S. Government behind the facade of Obama’s White House.
Stunningly, Obama’s hardiest followers continue to worship the traitor with the blind allegiance. What is beyond comprehension is that Hillary Clinton is openly a confirmed felon in act – though remains unprosecuted – and yet is the leading candidate out of both parties to be the next president. It’s reminiscent of the blind allegiance to which concentration camp officers adhered.
If you think I’m guilty of hyperbole or wanton sensationalism, then read this excerpt from, They Thought They Were Free: The Germans 1933 – 1945…but then it was too late:’ which was contributed to Bill Murphy’s Midas report at Lemetropolecafe.com last night:

This post was published at Investment Research Dynamics on July 11, 2015.

How Bernie Can ‘Win’

Like Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders is doing such a good job of influencing the agenda of other 2016 presidential candidates (namely Hillary Clinton) that there’s no useful advice I can offer on that score. Yet the Vermont Senator still has a ways to go if he wants to generate more lasting change in American politics, and the recipe, not too surprisingly, is the inverse of that for Trump.
First, some background. I’ve had the privilege of working with Sanders firsthand on trade and jobs issues, and greatly admire his dedication to getting America’s international economic policies right. He’s not only been a longtime champion of this cause – he’s been a tireless worker as well. Sanders has also kept his focus squarely on the most important victims of offshoring-friendly and otherwise flawed trade policies – the American worker and the productive segments of the U. S. economy. That’s a refreshing change from most others on the leftward end of the political spectrum, who have consistently muddied both the politics and economics of trade issues by (wrongly) emphasizing the harm allegedly inflicted on developing countries by American and American-supported policies.
Even better, it’s already clear that Sanders recognizes the importance of generating crossover appeal. In addition to noting that many of his positions – like Wall Street reform – resemble those of real conservative populists, he has walked this walk on an important social/cultural issue: gun control. But if he genuinely wants to shake up American politics and not simply worry Clinton through next November, the Democratic contender needs to understand the game-changing potential of more realisticIMMIGRATION and climate change policies.

This post was published at Wall Street Examiner by Alan Tonelson ‘ July 9, 2015.

Hillary Clinton: ‘People Should and Do Trust Me’ (Video)

Below are the highlights pieced together from what has been publicized as the first exclusive one-on-one sit-down interview with Hillary since she announced her presidential run.
It’s painful to watch (and not just because it’s Hillary either). It’s like watching someone full-to-bursting with nearly four decades of lies and scandals try to act like a normal person in under five awkward, cagey, and defensive minutes.
The first cringe-inducer?
When CNN’s Brianna Keilar asks her, ‘Do you see any role that you’ve had in the sentiment that we’ve seen where people are questioning whether you are trustworthy?’
Hillary responds with that’s just a theme that’s been used against her and her husband for many, many years.
Just a theme used against you guys for many, many years? ‘Gee, I wonder why that is,’ said no one ever (*cough Clinton body count *cough).
But don’t worry, Hillary says she trusts the American voter 100 percent. Probably because all the elections are rigged and there really is only one voter (Bilderberg counts as one vote, and they did put ‘U. S. elections’ on this year’s to-do list).

This post was published at The Daily Sheeple on July 8th, 2015.

Obama Lied About Hillary’s Email Server

Ah…… yeah.
Top White House aides emailed Hillary Clinton on at least one of several private email accounts during her first year in office, suggesting President Obama’s staff knew about the secretary’s controversial email arrangement as early as 2009.
Clinton’s chief of staff, Cheryl Mills, passed Clinton’s private email address to David Axelrod, then a senior Obama adviser, in June 2009.
Weeks later, Axelrod sent a note of sympathy to the secretary after learning she had fallen and hurt herself.
Mills ensured Clinton was comfortable sharing her private email address again in September 2009 before giving it to Rahm Emmanuel, Obama’s chief of staff.
Remember, the AP was told in March that the White House had no idea Clinton was using her own email server while in office.
That never passed the laugh test (really, nobody ever sent Clinton an email on an address that wasn’t “.gov”?) but now we have documentary proof that this claim was a lie.
Where are the articles of impeachment?
SOURCE

This post was published at Market-Ticker on July 1, 2015.

Top Earners Beware: A Tax Increase to 50% Is on the Cards!

There has been one book after the next on the issue of wealth and income inequality.
The latest is Inequality: What Can Be Done by Anthony Atkinson, where he argues this is an issue that cannot be left to the market, but one that requires political debate and action.
Indeed, even Republicans are talking about these issues. And Democratic candidates Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton are especially hitting it hard (even though Hillary epitomizes the 1%).
Books like Capital in the Twenty-First Century by Thomas Picketty delivered a number of broad strokes on the topic. Still, they’ve come at the right time and have helped bring the issue into public debate. (Despite its popularity I like his book the least because it had a lot of distortions of history. He suggests inequality is much higher today than even in Medieval or Roman times. We don’t have good statistics for back then, but I can assure you that inequality was worse when most people were slaves or peasants at best.)
The big picture is this: Inequality grows and fades in cycles as does most anything else. We’re at the height of it today, so something’s got to bring it down. And there will be a number of public policy changes in the near future to do just that.

This post was published at Wall Street Examiner by Harry Dent ‘ June 30, 2015.

Hillary Lucks Out; News on Emails She Failed to Turn over Got ‘Lost’ on Biggest News Day of the Year

Man, Hillary sure lucked out that this happened on the biggest news day of the year: via @slate
— Josh Voorhees (@JoshVoorhees) June 26, 2015

Yes, Hillary sure did luck out didn’t she?
News hit that, despite her promises that she turned over each and every email during her tenure as Secretary of State, the State Department found at least 15 emails Hillary Clinton did not turn over (via The New York Times):
The State Department said on Thursday that 15 emails sent or received by Hillary Rodham Clinton were missing from records that she has turned over, raising new questions about whether she deleted work-related emails from the private account she used exclusively while in office.
But, considering the news didn’t fully break until the same day that the Supreme Court upheld gay marriage and that’s all anyone was talking about that day in the mainstream press, no one likely even saw buried headlines about Hillary’s ‘lost’ emails.

This post was published at The Daily Sheeple on June 29th, 2015.

Oh, So There WAS Classified Data There?

Oh oh…..
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton used her personal email account to handle high level negotiations in 2011 for a no-fly zone to help topple Libyan dictator Muammar Qaddafi, according to a series of emails obtained by Fox News, challenging her claim the private server did not hold classified information.
The emails conflict with Clinton’s statement that she did not put national security at risk by using a personal account.

This post was published at Market-Ticker on 2015-06-20.

What If They Are Hiding the Truth?

What if President Obama secretly agreed with others in the government in 2011 to provide arms to rebels in Libya and Syria? What if the scheme called for American arms merchants to sell serious American military hardware to the government of Qatar, which would and did transfer it to rebel groups? What if the U. S. Department of State and the U. S. Department of the Treasury approved those sales?
What if the approvals were kept secret because some of those rebel groups were characterized by the same Departments of State and Treasury as terrorist organizations? What if the ultimate recipients of those arms were the militants and monsters in al-Qaida and ISIS who have slain and tortured innocents?
What if this scheme is defined in federal law as providing material assistance to terrorist organizations? What if that’s a felony? What if that’s the same felony for which the U. S Department of Justice has prosecuted dozens of persons merely for attempting? What if this scheme was not a mere attempt, but an actual arming of terrorists?
What if this scheme was approved not only by the president, but also by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton? What if the idea of doing this was hers? What if congressional leaders in both houses of Congress and from both parties signed off on this? What if the remaining members of Congress and the American people were kept in the dark about this scheme? What if those who agreed to permit this scheme knew that the arms were destined for terrorist organizations and they were flirting with a criminal conspiracy to violate federal law?

This post was published at Lew Rockwell on June 18, 2015.

Where Does Hillary Stand on the TPP? 45 Public Statements Tell You Everything You Need to Know

‘I’ve known Hillary Clinton for 25 years and I have a lot of respect for her,’ Sanders said, but emphasized the differences between the two presidential hopefuls on several issues, including the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
‘I frankly don’t understand how you could be a major candidate for president of the United States – Hillary Clinton, or anybody else – and not have an opinion on that issue,’ he said.
From the Politico article: Bernie Sanders Accuses Hillary Clinton of ‘Cop-out’ on Trade
And with Singapore and a growing list of other countries on both sides of the Pacific, we are making progress toward finalizing a far-reaching new trade agreement called the Trans-Pacific Partnership. The so-called TPP will lower barriers, raise standards, and drive long-term growth across the region. It will cover 40 percent of the world’s total trade and establish strong protections for workers and the environment. Better jobs with higher wages and safer working conditions, including for women, migrant workers and others too often in the past excluded from the formal economy will help build Asia’s middle class and rebalance the global economy. Canada and Mexico have already joined the original TPP partners. We continue to consult with Japan. And we are offering to assist with capacity building, so that every country in ASEAN can eventually join. We welcome the interest of any nation willing to meet 21st century standards as embodied in the TPP, including China.

This post was published at Liberty Blitzkrieg on Tuesday Jun 16, 2015.

Hillary Clinton Backs Fast-Track On Obama’s Trade Deals

On Sunday, June 14th, Hillary Clinton came out publicly for the first time in support of President Obama’s trade-deals – TPP with Asia, TTIP with Europe, and on TISA with all nations to lower the standards on banking and insurance and to privatize government services.
What’s at issue in Congress right now – and thus what she was responding to – is whether or not to grant U. S. President Barack Obama the ‘Fast Track Trade Promotion Authority,’ which will produce expedited passage for his trade-deals; the trade-deals themselves are not even before Congress yet, and have not even been made public, though the first one up for consideration will be TPP with Asia; but that deal, like the others, will virtually certainly go down to defeat unless the President first wins ‘Fast Track,’ which is the issue now.
The reason ‘Fast Track’ is the issue now before Congress, is that it’s actually the only feasible way for Obama to be able to win congressional passage of TPP or of any of his big-three trade-deals. It’s crucial because it reduces the Constitutionally required two-thirds of Senators voting for a given trade-deal, down to merely 50% of Senators (plus VP Joe Biden) needed to vote for it, in order for the deal to become U. S. law – and there is no way possible for this Senate to vote two-thirds for either TPP with Asia, TTIP with Europe, or TISA for ‘Services.’ But 50% can safely be assured (especially with the gargantuan political-campaign donations that are pouring into Congress to back it).
Clinton said that it’s so important for Obama to win Fast Track authority, that, “I am willing to try now to see whether you can push to get rid of the objectionable parts, to drive a harder bargain on some of the other parts,’ so that Congress will grant the President Fast Track Trade promotion Authority.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on 06/15/2015.