House Propaganda Hearing Backfires

The grilling of FBI Director Comey by House Republicans has been another colossal backfire on par with the 11 hour marathon when Hillary outlasted and outwitted Republicans. Director Comey, who announced he is no longer a Republican, avoided his unprofessional comments about Secretary Clinton in his original press conference two days ago and seemed surprised when attacked by Republicans in the hearing. Comey made it clear there was nothing to the charges made by the radical right.

No reasonable prosecutor would bring the second case in 100 years focused on gross negligence. That’s just the way it is. I know the Department of Justice. I know no reasonable prosecutor would bring this case. I see evidence of great carelessness. But I do not see evidence that is sufficient to establish that Secretary Clinton or those with whom she was corresponding both talked about classified information on email and knew when they were doing it that it was against the law.

Most people agree that if you’re going to bring charges against Hillary Clinton for using a private email server, you must also bring charges against former Secretary of State Colin Powell (who used an AOL account) and aides to former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice for the same practice, not to mention the George W. Bush administration for deleting 22 million emails in the last year of his second term:

In 2007, when Congress asked the Bush administration for emails surrounding the firing of eights U.S. attorneys, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales revealed that many of the emails requested could not be produced because they were sent on a non-government email server.  The officials had used the private domain gwb43.com, a server run by the Republican National Committee. Two years later, it was revealed that potentially 22 million emails were deleted, which was considered by some to be a violation of the Presidential Records Act.

In response to an earlier attack by Donald Trump regarding General Petraeus, Comey said that was the “perfect illustration of a case that gets prosecuted” and that Petraeus had “vast quantities of classified information” and lied to the FBI. Clinton was not aware of the classified information and fully cooperated with the FBI investigation.

Republicans repeated the charge that Clinton lied about the incident but Comey maintained that “we have no basis to conclude she lied to the FBI”. They hinted at starting a new scandal making the charge that Clinton “lied to the American people”, a phrase that is only meaningful to them on small infractions related to their opponents and not when Republicans lie to the American people and thousands die (re: Iraq).

One interesting interaction took place when the Director was offended by the insinuation that he colluded with the Clinton campaign:

Btw: In a case of unbelievable hypocrisy, Republican Representative Jason Chaffetz, one of the members questioning Director Comey, lists his GMail address on his business card (reported by ABC News).

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Chaffetz is the Chairman of the House Committee On Oversight and Government Reform. So the guy in charge of oversight really needs someone watching over him.

Full Speech by Hillary in New Jersey, Crushing Trump and Christie

If your governor would start doing his job instead of following Donald Trump around holding his coat, maybe we could really get New Jersey’s economy moving again.

Trump Celebrates America By Outsourcing

Democrats Agree: Trump Is Dangerous

Best Part of Trump’s Unhinged Speech

Read the Cincinnati.com report for details on Trump’s speech today in Sharonville, Ohio (a suburb of Cincinnati). But for my money, this was the best part of the speech:

Hillary’s campaign should run an ad on Trump being “unfit for the presidency” that includes this footage.

Full Speech: Hillary Clinton and President Obama in NC

Trump Accused Of Raping Two Teen Girls

Yes, you read that correctly. New charges were filed last week against Donald Trump for the rape of two young girls, 12 and 13 years old. An excerpt (with my emphasis) from an article by attorney Lisa Bloom at HuffPo:

An anonymous “Jane Doe” filed a federal lawsuit against GOP presumptive nominee Donald Trump last week, accusing him of raping her in 1994 when she was thirteen years old. The mainstream media ignored the filing.

In covering a story, a media outlet is not finding guilt. It is simply reporting the news that a lawsuit has been filed against Mr. Trump, and ideally putting the complaint in context. Unproven allegations are just that – unproven, and should be identified that way. (Mr. Trump’s lawyer says the charges are “categorically untrue, completely fabricated and politically motivated.”) Proof comes later, at trial. But the November election will come well before any trial. And while Mr. Trump is presumed innocent, we are permitted – no, we are obligated — to analyze the case’s viability now.

No outsider can say whether Mr. Trump is innocent or guilty of these new rape charges. But we can look at his record, analyze the court filings here, and make a determination as to credibility – whether the allegations are believable enough for us to take them seriously and investigate them, keeping in mind his denial and reporting new facts as they develop.

I have done that. And the answer is a clear “yes.” These allegations are credible. They ought not be ignored. Mainstream media, I’m looking at you.

Read the full analysis and determination of credibility at HuffPo.

This NRA Ad For Trump Uses Dead Americans To Attack Hillary

This ad is so despicable, so disgusting, so far beyond anything human that it should backfire spectacularly and inspire more Americans to support Hillary. I only display it here so you can be equally disgusted.

Mark Geist, the RWNJ, piece-of-shit in the video, is using his Benghazi experience to make big bucks. He co-authored the recent “13 Hours” propaganda film on the Benghazi incident and he’s a paid, “motivational speaker” on the same topic. Geist wants to return to the George W. Bush era when America was feared and hated, which is why he supports Trump:

Under President Trump, many conflicts will be avoided because our enemies will fear the United States and our military.

Just goes to show you, there are insane, dangerous motherfuckers in all professions. If RWNJs had an honest bone in their bodies, they’d tell you the truth – their Republican buddies in Congress slashed embassy security around the world long before the Benghazi incident, as the family of late Ambassador Chris Stevens pointed out just this week. Even the House Benghazi Committee’s report finally admitted its all right wing bullshit. The Stevens family believes Republicans, like Geist, are pulling this shit for purely political reasons.

America’s response to this disgusting ad should be a massive backlash with donations to Hillary’s campaign.

But Geist DOES need to explain why he supports someone who has new charges against him for the rape of two under-aged girls.

This Week’s Hillary Clinton Events

2016 Democratic Party Platform Draft

Voters Don’t Trust a Trump SCOTUS Pick

The Latest From Public Policy Polling:

New Public Policy Polling surveys in 6 key battleground states where Republican Senators are up for reelection this year find that voters don’t trust Donald Trump and would rather have Barack Obama picking a new Supreme Court justice than him. As a result they overwhelmingly support hearings on Merrick Garland’s nomination to the Supreme Court, and are inclined to punish the vulnerable Republican Senators who are holding up his selection.

Key findings from the surveys conducted in Arizona, Iowa, New Hampshire, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin include:

-Voters in all six states, by margins ranging from 5 to 23 points, say they don’t trust Donald Trump to nominate a Supreme Court justice. Voters in WI (34% trust Trump, 57% don’t) and in the home of Judiciary Committee Chair Charles Grassley of IA (35% trust Trump, 52% don’t) are particularly skeptical of Trump’s ability to name a Justice.

Beyond simply not trusting Trump, voters in all six states clearly say that they *do* trust President Obama with the responsibility of making a Supreme Court selection, especially in contrast to Trump. In the key Presidential battlegrounds of Iowa, New Hampshire, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin Obama has at least a 9 point advantage over Trump on that question in every state.

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Voter unhappiness about obstructionism on the Supreme Court issue could be what flips all these toss up races into the Democratic column and gives them control of the Senate next year:

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The bottom line is this: voters want the Senate to move forward on Merrick Garland’s nomination to the Supreme Court because they trust Barack Obama’s judgment and they don’t trust Donald Trump to make a decision this important. They overwhelmingly want to see hearings on Garland’s nomination, and they’re inclined to punish Senators who hold up the process. And John McCain, Chuck Grassley, Kelly Ayotte, Rob Portman, Pat Toomey, and Ron Johnson are in a lot of trouble already. Their handling of the Supreme Court issue just compounds their already perilous paths to reelection.

Maher: New Rule – Laboratories of Democracy

Bill Maher compares Republican “laboratories of democracy” to the economic success of liberal policies in California.