Former Attorney General Loretta Lynch set aside ethical norms and good judgment to take her secret, election-year meeting with former Present Bill Clinton at an Arizona airport. Her agency was investigating Clinton´s wife, Hillary, and pondering the permutations of prosecuting her as she ran for president. In doing so, she paved the way for then-FBI Director James Comey to take unprecedented decision-making power in the investigation of Hillary Clinton´s emails. She also plunged her department and the White House into a panic when a local reporter got wind of the meeting. We finally know a bit more about it, thanks to a
The precedent of letting the Democrats get away with all their election fraud shenanigans - corrupt, illegal, unconstitutional or merely unethical - from last year would be a horrible and very dangerous precedent indeed. Lock ´em up. It´s time.
Problem is... they mess up and get away with it, so the laws are changed and then enforced by those caring about our justice system. And the left will be the first to scream "disclosure". It´s a known viscious cycle.
FOIA was supposed to "stop[ them". It doesn´t. The agencies hold and control the information. It will give you what it wants when it wants. Go sue...government has rooms of lawyers waiting to take your call and exchange papers. Only a well-funded organization willing and able to go to court has a chance to get the docs...and then the meat is redacted anyways.
During the 2016 presidential primary campaign, Jeb Bush took to calling Donald Trump the “chaos candidate.” It didn’t seem to have much effect at the time, but Bush was prescient: The chaos candidacy is now the chaos presidency. And yet, as Henry Adams once wrote, while order is the dream of man, “chaos was the law of nature”-and nature, although harsh and capricious at times, knows what it’s doing.(Snip)In a savory moment of diplomatic clarity, the Trump White House declared that “while the committee has done good work in the past, in its current form it simply is not a
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has outlined a reorganization plan that would involve closing the State Department office charged with promoting U.S. cybersecurity interests abroad, according to a letter obtained Tuesday. In a letter to Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), Tillerson confirmed his proposal to eliminate the position of cybersecurity coordinator and fold the functions of the cyber office into a bureau in charge of business and economic affairs. The proposed change, reports of which surfaced in July, is part of a broader effort by Tillerson to reorganize and streamline the State Department´s functions. Tillerson is seeking feedback from Congress
NASA believes the Yellowstone super volcano is a greater threat to life on Earth than any asteroid. So it’s come up with a plan to defuse its explosive potential. Yellowstone National Park is the pride of the United States. It´s an untouched wilderness. It’s overflowing with scenic landscapes. And its colourful hot pools and geysers attract tens of thousands of visitors every year. But underneath this beautiful — but thin — skin is a lurking monster. An enormous pool of magma sits high in the Earth’s crust. “I was a member of the NASA Advisory Council on Planetary Defense which studied ways for
Even hurricanes have a silver lining: The downpour washes away a lot of bull. Don’t get me wrong. This is a tragedy for untold thousands of people. And no upside could possibly balance the scale against the downside. The full human toll of Harvey, now a tropical storm, remains to be determined, but it’s already steep. As of this writing, the official count of fatalities was up to 14, and that number will probably rise. The economic cost will take a long time to calculate. And the emotional price — lost homes, heirlooms, pictures, worry, stress — can never be calculated. And
With all eyes on the growing tragedy in Houston, one reporter was being taken to task for his prioritizing of events. After noticing what he called "looters," ABC’s Tom Llamas was being criticized by many on social media for his response. Llamas is an anchor for the network’s “World News Tonight” and is on the ground in Houston covering the effects of Hurricane Harvey. While there, he spotted something that he felt compelled to not only tweet to his followers, but report to police as well. His tweet read: "#Breaking We´re witnessing looting right now at a large supermarket in the
Few varieties of baloney find a more eager market among the nation´s press corps than the fantasy of a nonpartisan takeover of our government. Wouldn´t it be great if we could get past all this bickering between the parties and focus on Real Common Sense Solutions? Wouldn´t it be amazing if some straight-talking problem solvers could shove aside those nefarious partisans and Get Something Done for the American People? So it is that the moment anyone begins contemplating the next presidential campaign — and nine months since the end of the last one is about long enough to wait —
ARLINGTON, Va. -- Harvey´s path cut through the heart of the U.S. oil industry. Now, the storm is fueling an increase in gasoline prices nationwide. As Hurricane Harvey slammed into the Texas coast, it shut down some of the biggest oil and gas refineries in the country. The Houston area accounts for more than a quarter of the nation´s gasoline production. Nearly 20 percent of the country´s daily gasoline refining capacity is now offline -- that´s more than 2.5 million barrels a day. That includes the Exxon-Mobile refinery in Baytown, Texas, which is the nation´s second-largest facility and typically produces
As responders across the country move into areas of Texas inundated by Tropical Storm Harvey, one federal flood insurance program is sinking further into debt. The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), the singular source of flood insurance for most Americans, is already $23 billion in debt after servicing prior natural disasters, including Hurricanes Sandy and Katrina. Costs from Harvey are expected to increase that debt by billions of dollars. The NFIP, which is overseen by FEMA, has borrowed money from the U.S. Treasury, and thus from taxpayers, in order to keep itself running. That debt is due next month, when the
"As millions of people in TX and LA are preparing for the hurricane,” Sen. Chuck Schumer (NY), leader of the Senate Democrats, proclaimed in a series of Friday night tweets, “The President is using the cover of the storm to pardon a man who violated a court’s order to stop discriminating against Latinos and [to] ban courageous transgender men and women from serving our nation’s Armed Forces. The only reason to do these right now is to use the cover of Hurricane Harvey to avoid scrutiny. So sad, so weak.” And, so low-life for Schumer. There’s more. Just before Schumer’s righteous indignation,
That a major cable TV company would remove sportscaster "Robert Lee" from a game because of his name should tell us how absurd, and how dangerous, are these times. The ESPN sports network must think very little of its audience´s intelligence. The idea that anyone named Robert Lee would somehow be linked to Civil War Rebel Gen. Robert E. Lee and therefore upset viewers is insulting. It is also another step down a slippery slope that has led to the teaching of revisionist history ("Native" Americans good, white man bad, etc.) and the so-called moral equivalency of capitalism and communism. Now we also
In his rally speech in Phoenix last week, President Trump complained about what he called “the very dishonest media,” and routinely on Twitter calls “fake news.” In Phoenix, Trump conceded that there are “some very fair journalists.” But he said that, “for the most part, honestly, these are really, really dishonest people, and they’re bad people. And I really think they don’t like our country.” He went on to call the reporters and editors and producers “sick people.” As is often the case with Trump, the rhetoric is so insulting and extreme that it’s hard to take the underlying point seriously. But, as
During the 1950s “Red Scare,” innocent Americans were smeared and sometimes blacklisted for being supposed Communists. Real subversives existed, including Alger Hiss, a traitor and Soviet spy whom liberals – to their misfortune – made into a poster boy of McCarthyism. But the actual number of Communists was tiny and utterly not commensurate with the fervent public witch hunt led by right-wingers. Today’s group hysteria comes from the left, as a fanatic political mob sees racists behind every door. Their paranoia is not harmless, as they use the racist bogeyman to intimidate political adversaries – and sometimes erstwhile friends – while
President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump are on their way to Texas to survey the storm-ravaged Gulf and meet with relief providers. They´ll make two flights, one to Corpus Christi and one to Austin, this afternoon before their return to Washington. In both cities, they´ll receive briefings on the storm´s impact from area officials. At their second stop, in the state´s capital city, the president and first lady will tour the Texas public safety department´s emergency operations center. The president and first lady left the White House this morning just after 8:30 am for Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, he in
Melania Trump is the kind of woman who travels to a flood-ravaged state in a pair of black snakeskin stilettos. Heels this high are not practical. But Trump is not the kind of woman who has to be practical. Heels this high are not comfortable. Comfort is not the point. Neither hers nor yours. (Snip) Trump’s fashionable ensemble was defined by its contradictions. She was wearing a working man’s jacket but it was juxtaposed with sexy limousine shoes. The trousers and the top were basic black — utilitarian. The oversize aviator sunglasses were Hollywood. It’s an image that would have
Hillary Clinton’s case isn’t interesting enough to the public to justify releasing the FBI’s files on her, the bureau said this week in rejecting an open-records request by a lawyer seeking to have the former secretary of state punished for perjury. Ty Clevenger, the lawyer, has been trying to get Mrs. Clinton and her personal lawyers disbarred for their handling of her official emails during her time as secretary of state. He’s met with resistance among lawyers, and now his request for information from the FBI’s files has been shot down. “You have not sufficiently demonstrated that the public’s interest in disclosure
Rev. Al Sharpton led several thousand ministers in a march through Washington, D.C. on Monday to protest the Trump administration and white supremacy. The event, entitled "One Thousand Ministers March for Justice," was scheduled on the 54th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.´s March on Washington and his "I Have a Dream" speech. Over 3,000 ministers representing a range of faiths registered to join the march from the MLK, Jr. Memorial to the Department of Justice, according to Politico. The march was spearheaded by Sharpton, who also made political remarks that addressed what he called "immoral" actions happening in the
Hillary Clinton will be back in the spotlight this fall for an unprecedented, big-ticket book tour for her new tome What Happened, with tickets priced as high as $1,200. On Monday, the ex-Democratic nominee announced ´Hillary Clinton Live,´ a 15-city tour, which includes stops in a handful of states she lost in the election last year. Promotional materials for her first stop, at the Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C., promises Clinton plans to ´let loose´ and tell her audience a ´personal, raw, detailed and surprisingly funny story´ of her election loss and recovery. Scroll down for video (Photos) The website
Proving they are the opposition party, journalists completely switched complaints when it comes to the subject of Republican presidents and Hurricanes. While reporters spun George W. Bush as callously staying away from Hurricane Katrina, MSNBC’s Katy Turn on Monday whined about Hurricane Harvey: “[Donald Trump is] going to Texas tomorrow and there´s real concern that his going there is going to have to divert, at least a little bit, some resources away from the rescue effort and toward him.” Talking to ex-Congressman Tom Davis, she chided, “The President is going to Corpus Christi and he will be diverting at the
Protesters are planning a march starting from Charlottesville, Virginia to Washington, D.C. to fight white supremacy and demand that President Trump be removed from office. "The March to Confront White Supremacy" will spend ten days starting on Monday, August 28 travelling to the nation´s capitol and then occupy it with non-violent demonstrations. "For years, white supremacist violence, rhetoric, and policies have escalated and intensified – exploding during Donald Trump’s run for president and reaching a boiling point in Charlottesville," the website for the event reads.
President Donald Trump has defended his decision to pardon former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio by listing past controversial presidential pardons or commutations — and in the process mislabeled Chelsea Manning as a “he”. (Snip) In addition to Ms Manning, Mr Trump referenced Marc Rich — an investor who received a pardon from former President Bill Clinton on his last day in office — and Oscar Lopez Rivera — a Puerto Rican activist and militant whose sentence was commuted by Mr Obama. Mr Arpaio received his presidential pardon last week, after being convicted for defying a judge’s order to tell his sheriff
Many on the left are starting to see the goons of Antifa as the menace they are. Too bad the Berkeley, Calif., Police Department remains clueless. The college town saw a large Rally Against Hate on Sunday, initially planned as a response to a right-wing demonstration that wound up canceled over security concerns. A few pro-Trumpers and other miscellaneous rightists still turned out to show their flags — and so did the ninja-wannabes. Yet when hundreds of masked, armored thugs arrived in quasi-military formation, carrying shields banned under police rules, the cops were ordered to retreat. Some 400 officers from the Berkeley, Oakland,
If people don’t want to go to the movies, you can’t stop them. That’s the worst decline in modern times and the first time since 2006 that midyear movie box office failed to reach $4 billion. Summer totals will probably limp in around $3.7 billion, which still seems like a fortune to us schlumps who are balking at paying $13 or more for a worn seat on a sticky floor and twice as much for a popcorn and drink. Summer attendance, experts say, is certain to be the worst in a quarter-century and maybe you can guess what that means
A federal judge has dismissed Sarah Palin’s defamation lawsuit against The New York Times for publishing an editorial linking her to the shooting of former Arizona Rep. Gabby Giffords. In an opinion filed in the U.S. District Court of Southern New York on Tuesday, Judge Jed Rakoff said that while The Times did not defame Palin because the newspaper “very rapidly corrected” the inaccurate parts of the editorial, which was published in response to a left-wing activist shooting Republican members of Congress during a baseball practice for the annual Congressional baseball game. In the original version of the piece, The
Incumbent Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) is underwater badly in his home state, with just 21 percent of Arizona Republicans supporting him for reelection against challenger Dr. Kelli Ward—who gets 47 percent support—per a new poll from JMC Analytics. Arizona Senate Executive Summary by Breitbart News on Scribd (Poll) The poll, provided to Breitbart News ahead of its public release by JMC Analytics’ John Couvillon, shows Flake in almost irreparable shape ahead of his reelection bid in 2018. That an incumbent U.S. Senator like Flake could be polling as low as 21 percent in his own primary, while a challenger like Ward