Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Email Scandals One After Another: Close Email Accounts, Write Letters, Call, Review Before Sending

Yep; then measure a box to put her in, right Mr. and Mrs. GOP

Original source (the NY Post).

Introduction: If the GOP and their minions worked as hard on cleaning up corruption in all areas of government and at all levels like they do while gunning for Hillary ever since 1992 basically, then we wouldn’t even need the FBI or any agency to check on government at any level. Things would be great. But, you know the rest of the story – we know what is standing in their way (this guy and his pals).

Sir, Golden Goose

Hyperbole is the NY Post style (noted): My first reaction is are these the first time anyone knew or has known about these particular emails? A simple yes or no will suffice. If yes, then stunning; if no, just smut and stuff some people, perhaps many already knew and nothing is nefarious but not criminal but politically toxic and plenty of ammo for the Trump side… which is what they thrive on – smut and hyperbole with no substance – pretty much the way even Trump deals I am sure.

Substance from the NY Post: “Hillary Clinton put the State Department up for sale,” with top aides pulling strings and doing favors for fat-cat donors to the Clinton Foundation — including a shady billionaire, according to smoking-gun emails released Tuesday.

The stunning revelations include how wealthy contributors seeking influence or prestigious government gigs could fork over piles of cash to get access to Clinton’s inner circle, including top aides Huma Abedin and Cheryl Mills.

Sample from those emails: In an April 2009 message to Abedin and Mills, Doug Band, who was overseeing the Clinton Foundation at the time, urgently asked for a meeting between a top US official and Gilbert Chagoury — a major donor to the Clinton family charity.

“We need to speak to the substance person re Lebanon. As you know, he’s [Chagoury] key guy there and to us and is loved in Lebanon,” wrote Band, in a clear attempt to suck up to a big donor to the foundation.

“It’s Jeff Feldman,” Abedin wrote back, referring to America’s former ambassador to Lebanon who went on to become assistant secretary of state for Near Eastern affairs in August 2009. Then from Abedin: “I’m sure he knows him. I’ll talk to Jeff.”

Band replies 20 minutes later: “Better if you call him. Now preferable. This is very important. He’s awake I’m sure.”

The revelations drew a quick rebuke from Donald Trump’s campaign, which said: 

“This is yet more evidence that Hillary Clinton lacks the judgment, character, stability and temperament to be within 1,000 miles of public power. She views public office as nothing more than a means to personal enrichment.”

(I note: of course the Trumpettes would never use their positions to enrichment themselves, right? And that mail does not show any criminal act or intent – it merely finds a man who may have contacts to help solve a problem that no one else can – like we always do in these cases – find an intermediary – not uncommon in government at any level whether it’s dealing with North Korea or some rebel group).

“No wonder Hillary Clinton and Huma Abedin hid emails from the American people, the courts and Congress. They show the Clinton Foundation, Clinton donors and operatives worked with Hillary Clinton in potential violation of the law.”

I ask honestly: Where did the emails come from? That is a key question. Are they originals or copies? Did Russia dig them up or already have them for selective release, or anyone have them for release for that matter? Key questions.

Background and Somewhat Related: And this was predicted, too.

Trump said he was joking about Russia hacking Hillary Clinton for more potentially damaging emails…

This is bad stuff folks, both ways: NY Post substance, true or not, is not criminal by most accounts except from those seeking to gain politically, i.e., the Trumpeters.

Finally, this startling statistic on a close topic from here (Reuters): 

That shows 1 in 5 Republicans say they want Trump to drop out. Stunning numbers to say the least – to be fair what about DEMS wanting HILL to drop out? Probably will be next “hot news,” right?

Worth remembering in this day and age of mass media (info age) and 24/7 instant news: “Believe only half of what you see and nothing that you hear.”  ― Edgar Allan Poe 

(Note: I would add more so in these days: “... or half of what you read.”)

So, stay tuned – for sure, there are truck loads (probably city garbage trucks) on the way between now and November 8th – bet on it. We best start digging a new landfill right now.

It is also noteworthy that this limelight is perfect for Donald Trump – he thrives on it – he hungers for it – he loves it – he needs it every single day just like junkie needs a fix. All that he says and does and talks around is the mark of an insecure standup comedian or narcissist, which Donald J. Trump surely is — classic case.

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