Clinton emails

Patrick Kennedy, Hillary Clinton’s fixer

Featured image Patrick Kennedy, the State Department official who tried to get the FBI to change email classifications in exchange for helping the FBI meet its staffing needs in Bagdhad, is what they used to call a “fixer.” A fixer is not quite the same thing as a henchman. Cheryl Mills played that role at the Clinton State Department. Kennedy has been a fixer in both Democratic and Republican administrations. But until »

The case of Patrick Kennedy

Featured image There is a whole lot of lyin’ goin’ on in the matter of Under Secretary of State Patrick Kennedy and the quid pro quo discussed in the latest batch of FBI 302s released in the Clinton email investigation, such as it was. The lyin’ makes it difficult to see through fog. At the Weekly Standard, Steve Hayes lucidly explains it all and concludes with a glimpse of the Liar-in-Chief speaking »

The case of General Cartwright

Featured image The FBI and the Department of Justice seem to think that they have restored some of the credibility they lost giving Hillary Clinton a pass in the Clinton email investigation. They think they have helped themselves by investigating former member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff vice chairman General James E. Cartwright (President Obama’s favorite general) and securing a guilty plea from him for making false statements to the FBI »

Howard Dean can’t keep up either

Featured image John was up late last night reporting on the latest disclosures in the Clinton email scandal and related matters for Power Line readers (here, here and here). It’s almost impossible to keep up with the evidence of Clinton misconduct, wrongdoing and illegality that continues to emerge. It is overwhelming. Are you feeling run down trying to keep up with the news? Have you found it impossible to absorb the revelations? »

Analyze this

Featured image In her weekly Wall Street Journal column Kim Strassel draws on the emails released last week by WikiLeaks for the illumination they cast on the proliferating Clinton scandals. Executive summary: “a devastating case against a Clinton presidency.” Where to begin? Start with a June 2015 email to Clinton staffers from Erika Rottenberg, the former general counsel of LinkedIn. Ms. Rottenberg wrote that none of the attorneys in her circle of »

Clinton Operatives Brag They “Scared Off” Chief Justice

Featured image In one of the more remarkable Wikileaks exchanges, Clinton operatives Neera Tanden and Jennifer Palmieri took credit for “scaring off” Chief Justice John Roberts by threatening to make the Supreme Court’s decision in the first Obamacare case, NFIB v. Sebelius, a campaign issue. These are the players on the email thread: Center for American Progress (CAP): a left-wing activist organization that was an arm of the Obama administration and now »

Ms. Clinton forgets

Featured image In the classic Cole Porter song, “Miss Otis Regrets.” (“Miss Otis regrets she’s unable to lunch today.”) In the classic response filed yesterday to interrogatories formulated by Judicial Watch, Ms. Clinton forgets. Ms. Clinton forgets everything relevant to the impropriety of her use of a private email server for official business as Secretary of State. Josh Gerstein reports for Politico: Hillary Clinton submitted formal answers under penalty of perjury on »

Hillary obtained Pentagon access for Chelsea’s friend

Featured image During her time as Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton sought to arrange Pentagon and State Department consulting contracts for a close friend of her daughter Chelsea. So reports Bill Gertz of the Washington Free Beacon, based on recently released emails from Clinton’s private server. The emails show that in 2009, Clinton arranged meetings between Jacqueline Newmyer Deal, whom Chelsea has described as her best friend, and Pentagon officials. Deal was »

Two investigations

Featured image Noel Francisco and James Burnham practice law at Jones Day in Washington, D.C. They represented former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell against the federal corruption charges brought against him and his wife by the government. The story came to as happy an ending it could have for Governor McDonnell and his wife when the Supreme Court unanimously set aside their convictions this past June and the government subsequently chose to abandon »

Say it ain’t so, Jim

Featured image Andrew McCarthy takes up the side agreements to the immunity deals struck with Clinton aides Cheryl Mills and Heather Samuelson in the faux invesigation conducted by the FBI in the Clinton email case. The side deals apparnetly provide for the destruction of their laptops by the FBI. The side deals themselves have not been made public, but the letter sent by House Judiciary Commitee Chairman Bob Goodlatte to Attorney General »

Immunity with a difference

Featured image The latest news coming out of the FBI’s faux investigation of the Clinton email scandal boggles the mind. At FOX News, Catherine Herridge and Adam Shaw report that the FBI agreed to destroy the laptops of Clinton aides Cheryl Mills and Heather Samuelson as part of the immunity deals to which it agreed with them: Immunity deals for two top Hillary Clinton aides included a side arrangement obliging the FBI »

Comey: The Watergate variations

Featured image In his NRO column on FBI Director James Comey’s testimony to the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, Andrew McCarthy acknowledges his “real affection for the director” before he deconstructs his testimony. Andy notes: “When Mills lied to agents about not knowing of the Clinton homebrew server while at State — a story that doesn’t pass the laugh test — this false account was shrugged off as one of those innocent, »

Comey: I am not a weasel [Updated With Cartoon]

Featured image FBI Director James Comey’s appearance before the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday deserves the attention of every American who cares about the rule of law, as many opponents of Donald Trump purport to do. C-SPAN has posted its recording of Comey’s testimony here. I clipped the video of Rep. Ron DeSantis’s questioning of Comey (posted here) from the C-SPAN video. In my mind Comey’s testimony recalls the dark days of »

Gowdy strikes a nerve

Featured image When FBI Director James Comey appeared before the House Judiciary Committee yesterday, the GOP members grilled him about his handling and disposition of the Clinton email investigation. As former prosecutors, several members drew on their experience working with the FBI to point out the apparent anomalies that have come to light, including the various immunity deals that went roughly nowhere. (Paul Sperry provides a useful summary in the New York »

Comey on the stabbing rampage

Featured image FBI Director James Comey appeared on Capitol Hill for an oversight hearing held by the House Judiciary Committee today. GOP members focused their questions primarily on the FBI’s handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation and Comey’s ultimate decision not to recommend charges against the former secretary of state. The C-SPAN video of the hearing is posted here. I found the questioning by Reps. Sensenbrenner, Jordan, Gowdy, Franks, Ratcliffe, Trott »

Friday on my mind

Featured image Late this past Friday afternoon the FBI conducted its second document dump in the Clinton email case. To those paying attention it has become clear that the case has compromised the FBI and destroyed the reputation of FBI Director of James Comey. These Friday afternoon document dumps come straight from the scandal management playbook perfected under the (Bill) Clinton administration. They remind us, in case any reminder was necessary, of »

Scandal management with the FBI

Featured image Like everything touched by the Clintons, the FBI has now been compromised and slimed. We saw it in FBI Director James Comey’s absurd statement announcing Hillary Clinton’s get-out-of-jail-free pass. We saw it in the FBI’s holiday weekend document dump of 302 interviews in the case. We saw it again again late yesterday afternoon with more of the same. These Friday afternoon document dumps come straight from the scandal management playbook »