Thursday, August 11, 2016

Act like everything's fine


Clinton Embraces Endorsement of John Negroponte
(Democracy Now)
"Death squad" guy
     Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton has embraced her recent endorsement by John Negroponte, the former director of national intelligence. The President George W. Bush official also served as U.S. ambassador to Honduras, which was the staging ground for the U.S.-backed Contras in Nicaragua. Hillary Clinton has faced questions on the campaign trail about her own role in Honduras as secretary of state, including legitimizing the 2009 coup in Honduras.
Did Hillary’s Top Aide Help Cover Up Her Private Server?
(Daily Beast)
Cheryl Mills, chief of staff
     The top aide to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was told in late 2012 that a non-profit watchdog group had requested information about Clinton’s email, including the number of accounts she used, according to documents released Wednesday.
     The aide, Chief of Staff Cheryl Mills, and other Clinton advisers knew at the time that the secretary was using a private email system to conduct official business. But despite the information request, the State Department told the group that it had found no “responsive” records.
     “This is evidence that Cheryl Mills covered up Hillary Clinton’s email system,” Tom Fitton, the president of Judicial Watch, a conservative group that sued for information about that original 2012 request, said in a statement. “She was aware of the [Freedom of Information Act] request about Clinton’s email accounts and allowed a response to go out that was a plain lie. And you can bet if Cheryl Mills knew about this inquiry, then Hillary Clinton did, too.”…
Is Brand New Congress the Future of Progressive Politics?
(The Nation)
     The goal is audacious: harness the enthusiasm and fund-raising muscle of the Sanders campaign to elect an entirely new Congress committed to the same platform.
Trump’s birtherism is now Republican gospel: 72 percent of GOP voters still doubt President Obama’s citizenship
(Salon)
     While Trump was making his latest outrageous statement at a rally in Florida Wednesday evening, NBC News released a very revealing — albeit rather apparent — poll finding that seems to have been underreported.
     72 percent of registered Republican voters still hold doubts about the President’s citizenship, even as his second term in office enters its final months.
Abedin, State Dept
Progressives Urge Clinton Not to Appoint a Wall Street Cabinet
(Truthdig)
     …Earlier this year, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) released a report which found that Washington’s revolving-door system is part of what allows corporate crime to run rampant.
     The groups include advocacy organizations Public Citizen, MoveOn.org, and RootsAction.org, as well as the union Communications Workers of America (CWA), which in December endorsed Clinton’s then-rival Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) for president. Ending economic inequality became a well-known cornerstone of Sanders’ campaign….

Clinton Campaign & Foundation Facing Questions over State Dept. Emails
(Democracy Now)
Chagoury and pal
     The Clinton campaign is continuing to face questions following the release of 44 State Department emails showing close ties between the Clinton Foundation and the State Department during Clinton’s time as secretary of state. The emails include communications between top members of the Clinton Foundation and Clinton’s top State Department advisers, including Huma Abedin and lawyer Cheryl Mills. One of the communications was about billionaire Nigerian-based developer Gilbert Chagoury, who had contributed between $1 million and $5 million to the Clinton Foundation. The emails show a top Clinton Foundation executive writing to Abedin and Mills asking for help putting Chagoury in touch with the U.S. ambassador to Lebanon. Abedin responded, "I’ll talk to jeff," referring to then-U.S. Ambassador Jeffrey Feltman. On Wednesday, Chagoury’s spokesperson said Chagoury "was simply passing along his observations and insights about the dire political situation in Lebanon at the time."

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Funny, the "progressives" calling private sector businesses and corporations criminal is like the pot calling the kettle black.

Anonymous said...

The progressives also throw around the word "greed" a lot. What a joke! We have the most greedy government ever seen in US history. Racking up $10T in debt in 7 years. Oh, and what ever became of all those promised infrastructure projects, ya know, bridges, roads, airpports, schools hospitals, etc...? I know, the money was all squandered by those greedy politicians, their families and friends. It all went to their fat asses while the average American toils away avery day.

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