8 thoughts on “News/Politics 7-6-16

  1. Good. I’d like to hear his justification for the decision not to charge. He ducked out before anyone could question him on it. But you know Democrats will obstruct the daylights out of it. They put all their eggs in the Hillary basket, so they’ll have no choice.


    “Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said Tuesday evening that Republicans will hold hearings to learn more about the FBI’s decision to not recommend criminal charges for presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

    “People have been convicted for far less,” Ryan said during an interview with Megyn Kelly on Fox News’s “The Kelly File,” saying that he thought FBI director James Comey “was going to recommend prosecution” based on the FBI director’s opening remarks in a press conference Tuesday.

    Ryan said the FBI’s decision not to recommend charges “underscores the belief that the Clintons live above the law.”

    Comey said that while there was evidence Clinton and her staff was “extremely careless” with classified information, “no reasonable prosecutor” would bring a case against her.

    “We’re going to have hearings,” Ryan said on Fox, mentioning House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah). Chaffetz indicated hours earlier on Fox that he was considering calling Comey to Capitol Hill to testify on the FBI’s probe and conclusion not to recommend charges.”


  2. And did Hillary perjure herself? Sure looks like it.


    “Secretary of State Hillary Clinton testified under oath before the House Select Committee on Benghazi last October that she had turned over “all my work related emails” from her private email server to the State Department.

    But on Tuesday, FBI director James Comey revealed that the agency had found “several thousand” work-related emails Clinton had not turned over, including three that included information that had been classified at the time that they had been sent.

    Clinton’s testimony, under questioning from committee chair Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC), was as follows:

    GOWDY: Let me ask you this. You say that you turned over everything. I don’t get a chance to watch you a lot on television, but when I see you are interviewed, you make a point of saying, I turned over everything.

    CLINTON: All my work related emails, yes.

    GOWDY: How do you know that?

    CLINTON: I know that because there was an exhaustive search done under the supervision of my attorneys, and that is exactly the outcome. We turned over every work related email, in fact, as somebody referred to earlier, we turned over too many.

    The State Department and the National Archives said there are 1,246 out of the 30,000-plus that they have already determined did not need to be turned over.”

    And yet we found out yesterday from the FBI director that this was not true. She was off by several thousand.


  3. This story was originally published on July 29, 2015.

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A Naval reservist was sentenced for mishandling classified military materials.

    A federal attorney announced Wednesday that Bryan Nishimura of Folsom, California, pleaded guilty to the unauthorized removal and retention of classified materials.

    Nishimura, deployed in Afghanistan in 2007 and 2008 as a regional engineer, admitted to downloading classified briefings and digital records onto his personal electronic devices. He carried the materials off base and brought them back to the U.S. when his deployment ended.

    An FBI search of Nishimura’s home turned up classified materials, but did not reveal evidence he intended to distribute them.

    He was sentenced to two years of probation and a $7,500 fine, and was ordered to surrender his security clearance. He is barred from seeking a future security clearance.


    Maybe Madame President will pardon Mr. Nishimura?


  4. And the State Dept sure is doing all they can to ensure nothing bad gets out before the election. They’re intentionally holding up releasing info until after the election, even when ordered to do so by the courts. Laws mean nothing to Democrats anymore.


    “Just five months before the presidential election, the State Department is under fire in courtrooms over its delays in turning over government files related to Hillary Clinton’s tenure as secretary of state.

    In one case, the agency warned it needed a 27-month delay, until October 2018, to turn over emails from Clinton’s former aides, and the judge in another case, a lawsuit by The Associated Press, wondered aloud whether the State Department might be deliberately delaying until after the election.

    “We’re now reaching a point where there’s mounting frustration that this is a project where the State Department may be running out the clock,” said U.S. District Court Judge Richard J. Leon. The judge said he was considering imposing penalties on the agency if it failed to meet the next set of deadlines he orders. Leon wondered aloud at one point whether he might impose penalties for again failing to deliver records on time. He mused about “a fine on a daily basis” or “incarceration.””

    “Secretary of State John Kerry and other officials have said they are committed to public transparency, vowing that the State Department will improve its practices under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act. Last year, after an inspector general’s audit harshly critical of the agency, Kerry appointed a “transparency coordinator,” Janice Jacobs, and said the agency would “fundamentally improve our ability to respond to requests for our records.”

    But in three separate court hearings last week, officials acknowledged that their records searches were hobbled by errors and new delays and said they need far more time to produce Clinton records. In other cases where the agency has already reached legal agreements with news organizations and political groups, the final delivery of thousands of records will not come until months after the November election — far too late to give voters an opportunity to analyze the performance of Clinton and her aides.

    The delays loom even in the wake of FBI Director James Comey’s announcement Tuesday that he has decided not to refer criminal charges to the Justice Department in Clinton’s use of her personal computer server and private email accounts to conduct government business when she was secretary of state. Comey criticized Clinton’s use of the private system and “careless” handling of classified materials, and also said the State Department was “generally lacking” in its handling of sensitive records.”


  5. One of my most political friends sent me this quote, which I think is very helpful for Christians. I loved John Paul II:

    “The key to grasping the hope that animated John Paul II, however, is to understand that Karol Wojtyla was not an optimist (or a pessimist, for that matter).

    Optimism and pessimism are matters of optics, of how one sees things – and the optics can change with the observer’s mood.

    John Paul II lived beyond optimism and pessimism, in a world of Christian realism infused with Christian hope.

    Christian realism requires seeing things as they are; or, as he put it in that same UN address, “hope is not empty optimism springing from a naïve confidence that the future will necessarily be better than the past.”

    Yet Christian realism has an open-ended, not crabbed, quality about it, because it is enlivened by Christian hope.

    All of which is to say that the hope of John Paul II was built, not on optics, but on the far sturdier foundation of Christian faith.” – George Weigel

    “That hope was another source of his remarkable calm amidst adversity, as well as his willingness to let situations and decisions mature.

    Because his hope was grounded in an Easter faith that taught him that God’s purposes would, ultimately, be vindicated, he did not demand instant results from history: his hope informed the humility by which he was content to sow the seed, in the confidence that others would reap the harvest.” – George Weigel

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  6. An older friend who lived in the Arkansas/ Mississippi area back then shared this on FB:

    Today’s events are nothing new. It is just confirmation how deep the corruption is. Pretty disappointing….
    If you were living in Arkansas, Louisiana, or Mississippi in the early 80’s you would remember most all of this vividly. You could call it the good ole boy network back then… You know Arkansas politics. But then it was Washinton, and then New York, and then the State Department and the Clinton Foundation. Pretty disgusting stuff. You might see why Comey was so careful with his wording and why some of the Meme’s say what they say.



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