Hillary Clinton

“Stronger together” under Hillary Clinton? I don’t think so

Featured image I’m out of words when it comes to this election. So I’ll take the liberty of re-posting something I wrote last month. Along with this post from last night, it captures my view of the person we’re likely to elect president today and, in the final paragraph, my view of how we should respond to her election: “Stronger together” is Hillary Clinton’s campaign slogan. Like most of what comes out »

The Gaga reflex

Featured image In her closing speeches Hillary Clinton has presented herself of unsurpassed vacuity. Speaking in Raleigh early this morning, she proclaimed: “We have to bridge the divides in this country. I want to be president for all of America. I want to be president for everyone.” Clinton also said she wants to lead “an America where we build bridges not walls[.]” At least that is not vacuous. Message: illegal immigrants welcome »

Is Hillary Clinton a conventional thinker?

Featured image Yesterday, I took issue with Charles Krauthammer’s claim that Donald Trump, if elected president, would likely undermine our open and free international order. I argued that Trump thinks pretty conventionally about world affairs, and thus as president, though prone to the errors of conventional wisdom, would not be a threat to world order. I also complained that Krauthammer did not consider whether Hillary Clinton poses a threat to our domestic »

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 »

The downside of corruption

Featured image Senior Clinton campaign strategist Joel Benenson appeared on FOX News Sunday yesterday. As the interview concluded, Chris Wallace raised a particularly interesting question based on one of the revelations from John Podesta’s hacked email account. Benenson acknowledged in February 2015 Clinton would be “very vulnerable” to attacks over the Clinton Foundation’s foreign contributions, which he said would be viewed as “unseemly” by Republicans and some Democrats, according to one hacked »

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 »

Sanders supporter to Hillary rally: Don’t vote for her

Featured image The president of a local Bernie Sanders club was asked to speak at a Clinton rally in Iowa. Speak, he did — urging the crowd not to vote for Hillary. Hillary’s “muscle” ushered the man off the stage. It was too late, however, to prevent him from making his #NeverHillary” statement and too late to prevent him from becoming, one hopes, an internet sensation. It must be exceedingly difficult for »

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 »

Clinton Foundation accepted $1 million without telling Clinton State Department

Featured image The Clinton Foundation has admitted that it accepted a $1 million gift from Qatar while Hillary Clinton was U.S. secretary of state without informing the State Department. Clinton had promised to let the Department review new or materially increased support from foreign governments. The Clinton Foundation claims that this did not violate Hillary’s promise because the $1 million gift did not “materially increase” Qatar’s support for the operation. Apparently, it »

From the mixed-up files of Ms. Neera Tanden

Featured image John found common ground with Neera Tanden, president of the left-wing think tank Center for American Progress. CAP coordinates closely with the Democratic Party, seeking to draw it ever further left. Speaking to friends like John Podesta via email, Tanden is a biting observer of the passing scene. In public, however, not so much. At Heat Street Andrew Stiles finds another example in the latest WikiLeaks run through John Podesta’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 »

The Stretch Drive (9)

Featured image • Just three or four weeks ago all the chatter from the Certified Smart People was that Hillary was “expanding the map,” and could concentrate on campaigning in red states like Georgia, Arizona, maybe even Texas. Now, Hillary’s campaign is frantically buying last minute ad time in . . . Michigan. (And Hillary has added a last minute campaign stop in Michigan today.) She’s suddenly campaigning hard in the key »

Obama vouches for Ma Clinton

Featured image Barack Obama has emerged as a forceful advocate of Hillary Clinton in the course of the presidential campaign. He is more popular than she is, but they have a lot in common. They both have an equally low opinion of the intelligence of the American voters and they have a lot of evidence to support their opinion. They also share an equally wayward relationship with the truth. Obama’s signature domestic »

Is there a conservative case for voting for Hillary?

Featured image I don’t think so. What conservative would vote for a corrupt, dishonest, vindictive left-liberal with a long record of disregarding the law? If anyone can make a persuasive case for doing so, it probably would be the estimable David Frum. He undertakes the task here. In my view, Frum makes a decent conservative case for not backing Donald Trump, but comes up well short of a case for backing Clinton. »

Report: State Dept. Emails On Anthony Weiner’s Laptop

Featured image CBS News reports that an anonymous federal official has confirmed that Anthony Weiner’s laptop contains State Department emails that are not duplicates of those that State turned over to Congressional investigators: The FBI has found emails related to Hillary Clinton’s tenure as secretary of state on the laptop belonging to the estranged husband of Huma Abedin, Anthony Weiner, according to a U.S. official. These emails, CBS News’ Andres Triay reports, »

Report: Clinton Foundation investigation a high priority at FBI

Featured image Fox News reports that the FBI’s investigation into the Clinton Foundation, an investigation that’s been going on for more than a year, now has a “very high priority.” According to Fox’s sources, FBI agents have interviewed and re-interviewed multiple people (some for the third time) in the Foundation case to determine whether there was a “pay to play” interaction between then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the Clinton Foundation. The »