Hillary Clinton

Impressive fundraising numbers for Sanders and Carson

Featured image Bernie Sanders nearly matched Hillary Clinton’s fundraising total for the past three months. Clinton raised around $28 million; Sanders raised around $26 million. Clinton’s haul came with the help of 58 fundraising events. Sanders held seven. The Vermont Senator relied on small contributions from a large number of donors using the internet. As the Washington Post points out, this means several good things for Sanders. First, he has been able »

Private email for me, but not for thee

Featured image As Scott notes below, Clinton and her senior staff were well aware of the security risks posed by the widespread use of personal e-mail by State Department officials. The latest batch of released emails drives this point home. In one email exchange, Anne-Marie Slaughter, a high level staffer, suggested protesting proposed budget cuts by pointing out publicly that the agency’s poor technology often forces high-ranking officials to use personal email. »

Russian hackers tried to access Clinton’s server

Featured image AP reports that Russia-linked hackers tried at least five times to pry into Hillary Clinton’s private email account while she was secretary of state. This is clear from newly released spam emails from Clinton’s server that were released today. The emails in question were disguised as speeding tickets from New York. They instructed recipients to print the attached tickets. Doing so would have allowed hackers to take over control of »

Teamsters’ wariness of Hillary could spell trouble for her and her party

Featured image Fox News reports that the Teamsters union has decided not to endorse Hillary Clinton for president at this time. According to James Rosen, the union’s 26-member board decided unanimously to withhold endorsing Clinton. Rosen’s Teamsters source cited three reasons. First, the Teamsters are unhappy with Clinton’s recent announcement that she opposes construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. Second, they want to see whether Joe Biden will enter the race. Third, »

Two Questions for Hillary

Featured image It goes without saying that Hillary is a dreadful candidate, aided by the fact that the media give her the kid glove treatment. A few weeks ago she said that she had an economic plan to get the economy growing again. So why hasn’t she shared this plan with the Obama Administration? Why wait for January 2017? People are hurting now. The obvious question she should be asked is: How »

Hillary, transparently (2)

Featured image I took a look at Hillary Clinton’s performance on Meet the Press this past Sunday here (video and transcript are posted at the link). Meet the Press host Chuck Todd carefully circumscribed the scope of his questions, avoiding anything that touched on Clinton’s exposure of classified information to hostile foreign governments on an insecure private server. Instead, Todd sought Clinton’s reassurance to Democrats that the “drip, drip, drip” would stop. »

How Hillary wrecked the State Department’s digital information system

Featured image Hillary Clinton’s disregard for cyber-security at the State Department, and hence for the national security, is manifest from her use of a private email server. But the wreckage Clinton left behind in State’s main digital information security office arguably demonstrates her disregard even more starkly, and probably posed an even greater threat to national security. Richard Pollock of the Daily Caller provides the details. He cites scathing audits issued by »

Hillary, transparently

Featured image Yesterday on Meet the Press Madam Hillary answered questions put to her by Chuck Todd about her private email arrangement as Secretary of State. The video is below (12 minutes, transcript here, NBC News story here). Todd didn’t ask her a single question about the classified information that passed through her insecure account. Rather, he sought her reassurance to Democrats that the “drip, drip, drip” would come to an end. »

Hillary vs. Hillary

Featured image Props to Chuck Todd for putting together the following montage of Hillary Clinton’s “flexibility” on her positions on the Iraq War, gay marriage, and the Keystone pipeline for Meet the Press this morning. And see if you think her answers are the least bit convincing—especially the last bit about not understanding the “dirtiness” of Canadian oil. (About 3 minutes long.) »

Hillary’s head injury [corrected & updated]

Featured image In July Madam Hillary released a physician’s letter declaring her in excellent physical condition and fit to serve as president. TPM has posted the letter here. The physician’s letter addresses the resolution of issues related to what is described as the concussion Clinton sustained in 2012. A reader writes to explore the issues based on his professional experience: I wanted to bring an issue to your attention. I am an »

Clinton Campaign Can’t Keep Email Story Straight

Featured image This comes straight from Twitchy, but it bears repeating here because it shows the utter disarray into which Hillary Clinton’s campaign has fallen. It starts with the news that the FBI has been able to recover tens of thousands of emails from Hillary’s home server. Yesterday, the Clinton campaign put out “Friends and Allies Talking Points” that said: Assuming the Bloomberg report is true, the reason the FBI may be »

Withheld and indexed

Featured image In her weekly Wall Street Journal column Kim Strassel takes a look at what the Freedom of Information Act has helped to unearth in the litigation brought by Citizens United and others against the State Department. Courtesy of the Vaughn Index produced to justify the withholding of some emails by the State Department, Strassel gives us a tantalizing glimpse of the confluence of forces on Madam Hillary at work: Of »

Unwiped (2)

Featured image In this morning’s New York Times Eric Lipton and Michael Schmidt have a tardy, delicately phrased, and wary story about Madam Hillary’s private server/email arrangement as Secretary of State. Their story is “Hillary Clinton email inquiry weighs if aides erred at ‘send.” Lipton and Schmidt are very late addressing certain legal implications of national security issues raised by the arrangement. In this story, Lipton and Schmidt consider the problems Madam »

What If Russia’s Foreign Minister Conducted Official Business on an Unsecured Private Server?

Featured image Today Admiral Michael Rogers, head of the National Security Agency, testified before the Senate Select Intelligence Committee on cybersecurity. Senator Tom Cotton asked him two questions, the second of which was brilliant: 1) Are the communications of the president’s most senior advisors, including those that may be unclassified, a “top priority for foreign intelligence services?” and 2) What would he think if he learned that Russia’s Foreign Minister, or Iran’s, »

Multiple Candidates Have a Path to the Presidency; Hillary Is Not One of Them [Updated]

Featured image Today’s Quinnipiac poll contains more bad news–very bad news–for Hillary Clinton, if not necessarily for the Democrats. The poll asks basic favorable/unfavorable questions about all of the presidential candidates on both sides, with some additional questions about who won the Republican debate, whether candidates are trustworthy, and so on. There are also a series of matchup questions. A few basic points emerge. First, it is early in the process and »


Featured image Is it possible that Madam Hillary’s personal email was not successfully wiped from the server she has now “voluntarily” turned over to the FBI in connection with its investigation of no one in particular? Several media reports suggest that FBI has recovered at least some of the emails. The New York Times flatly states: “F.B.I. investigators have recovered work-related and personal emails that Hillary Rodham Clinton said had been deleted »

Is Hillary Getting Desperate?

Featured image My first read of Hillary coming out against the Keystone Pipeline yesterday is that she knows that Obama has already decided against Keystone. The conventional wisdom is that Obama is waiting on announcing the decision because it is going to cause a diplomatic furor (as it should) with our largest trading partner, Canada. Obama may also be waiting for the results of the next UN climate summit in Paris in »