Clinton emails

Podesta to “victory” party crowd: Go home and get a good night’s sleep

Featured image They will go home, but they won’t get much sleep. Hillary is going to take heat for sending Podesta out, rather than appearing herself. I don’t blame her, though. She must be devastated beyond our ability to comprehend. Assuming she loses, Hillary will, I hope, give a gracious concession speech tomorrow. If she doesn’t, then she can fairly be criticized. Trump needs to be gracious too. There shouldn’t be any »

Mop secret

Featured image On Sunday the New York Post ran Paul Sperry’s column on yet another wrinkle in the Clinton email saga with the tabloid “Mop secret.” As the column’s headline explains, “Clinton directed her maid to print out classified materials.” Clinton’s maid is one Marina Santos. The kicker, of course, is that Santos doesn’t have a security clearance. Not that there’s anything wrong with that! Clinton didn’t mean to betray the United »

Comey Won’t Recommend Prosecution. So What?

Featured image As Paul noted earlier today, FBI Director James Comey has notified Congress that the agency has completed its review of the Weiner laptop emails. Comey said that this means the FBI’s investigation is finished, and he hasn’t changed his view, expressed in July, that criminal prosecution of Hillary Clinton is not warranted. I agree with everything Paul says, in particular his observation that, given Comey’s importation of an impossibly high »

Comey stands by his decision not to prosecute Clinton

Featured image James Comey has told Congress that, having reviewed the emails the FBI recently obtained, he has not changed his opinion that Hillary Clinton shouldn’t be prosecuted. “Based on our review, we have not changed our conclusions that we expressed in July,” Comey said in the letter to top Republicans on the House Oversight Committee. This result seemed inevitable to me. The conclusions Comey expressed in July were based on his »

Top Dems Knew Hillary’s Illegal Server Could Be Fatal

Featured image We wrote here about the Wikileaks-released email in which Neera Tanden told John Podesta what she thought about Hillary Clinton’s illegal private email server: Do we actually know who told Hillary she could use a private email? And has that person been drawn and quartered? Like whole thing is fucking insane. At that time, we did not have John Podesta’s response, but I wrote that “I would guess it was »

Bret Baier corrects

Featured image Bret Baier opened this past Wednesday night’s edition of Special Report with several scoops on the progress of the FBI investigations of Hillary Clinton and the Clinton Foundation. Baier slightly expanded on his scoops in an interview with Brit Hume on On the Record, the video and transcript of which are posted here. I posted the video of Baier reporting his scoops in “Analyze this.” Paul Mirengoff commented on Baier’s »

Hillary sent classified information to Chelsea

Featured image Politico reports that Hillary Clinton sent her daughter Chelsea an email message that contains information the State Department deems classified. The email, part of a new batch released today, originated with White House Deputy National Security Adviser Michael Froman and was forwarded to the former secretary of state by her policy aide Jake Sullivan. Hillary Clinton sent it along to her daughter’s email account with the notation: “See below.” The »

Analyze this

Featured image Bret Baier opened last night’s edition of Special Report with several scoops on the progress of the FBI investigations of Hillary Clinton and the Clinton Foundation (video below). Baier slightly expanded on his scoops in an interview with Brit Hume on On the Record, the video and transcript of which are posted here. Paul Mirengoff comments on Baier’s report in the adjacent post. RealClearPolitics extracts the five points in Baier’s »

High-ranking DOJ official offered “heads up” to Podesta on Clinton emails

Featured image Last night, I wrote about the infamous Marc Rich pardon — the subject this week of an FBI document release. This morning, Scott wrote about the connection between the Rich pardon and Peter Kadzik, the assistant attorney general who wrote to Congress the other day about the current investigation into the newly discovered Huma Abedin emails. The connection is direct: Kadzik was a lobbyist who pushed for the Rich pardon. »

How Comey looks to a man without integrity

Featured image Former Attorney General Eric Holder is unhappy that James Comey informed Congress that the investigation of Hillary Clinton has been reopened. Holder expresses his displeasure in the Washington Post. Nowhere in Holder’s article does he address Comey’s stated reason for providing Congress with this information — namely, that Comey was obligated to correct his previous statement that the investigation was closed. But then, being honest with Congress never mattered to »

Did DOJ and FBI Blow Off Democratic Senators?

Featured image On Saturday, four Democratic Senators sent a letter addressed jointly to Loretta Lynch and James Comey, on the newly-discovered Hillary Clinton emails. They recited Democratic Party talking points and demanded fast action from the agencies. I haven’t seen the actual letter, but this description seems quite complete: Four Democrats in the Senate on Saturday sent a letter to Attorney General Loretta Lynch and FBI Director James Comey requesting a range »

Democrats on Comey, historical edition

Featured image Communists taught the world the wonder-working powers of party discipline, but they have nothing on the Democrat/Media Axis (video below). Where have you gone, Joe Stalin? Via David Rutz/Washington Free Beacon. »

Democrats on Comey, then and now [Updated]

Featured image National Review’s Jim Geraghty captures the — what’s the word? — contradictions in the line promulgated by Democrat/Media axis then and now, and he does it in the Tweet below in fewer than 140 characters. They have turned as quickly as Communists parroting the party line before and after the Hitler-Stalin pact, which is, admittedly, impressive in its own way. Oh, and by the way, @donnabrazile, deleting the tweet praising »

A strange view of democracy

Featured image Jamie Gorelick and Larry Thompson, both former high ranking Justice Department officials, take to the pages of the Washington Post to claim that “James Comey is damaging our democracy.” What an odd claim. Democracy is best served when voters have as much true relevant information as possible about candidates for office. Comey’s statement that the Hillary Clinton email investigation has been reopened is certainly true. He should know. It is »

Investigation anxiety at the Washington Post

Featured image “Comey’s decision contrary to policy,” shrieked the lead headline in today’s Washington Post (paper edition; online headline is similar). But what policy did Comey violate? At the very end of their article Post writers Sari Horowitz, Tom Hamburger and Ellen Nakashima cite a 2012 Justice Department memo by Eric Holder. It states that employees “must be particularly sensitive to safeguarding the Department’s reputation for fairness, neutrality, and nonpartisanship.” If anything, »

Is Anthony Weiner Behind the Email Crisis?

Featured image The Wall Street Journal has up to date reporting on the mysteries surrounding Huma Abedin’s newly-discovered emails. The Journal’s account answers some questions, while raising others. First, the “device” in question reportedly is a laptop that Huma Abedin considered to be Anthony Weiner’s. This makes sense: people like Abedin and Weiner don’t share laptops, any more than they share cell phones. They each have their own. Thus, when Huma testified »

Podesta pirouettes

Featured image John Podesta holds the position of chairman of the Clinton presidential campaign. He appeared this morning on CNN’s State of the Union for an interview by Jake Tapper regarding James Comey’s announcement that the FBI has obtained additional emails bearing on the Clinton email investigation (video below). CNN reports on the interview here. Podesta talks like he can run out the clock with his gums flapping until November 8. Summarizing »