Hillary Clinton promoted Sidney Blumenthal business interest in Libya while she was Secretary of State
When Barack Obama nominated Hillary Clinton to be Secretary of State he made it perfectly clear that he did not want Sindey Blumenthal to be on her cabinet because he held a campaign grudge against him. Mrs. Clinton wanted Mr. Blumenthal on her cabinet and she found a way to spit in the face of the President–she secretly hired him as an adviser and used The Clinton Foundation to pay him $1,000 a month.
Even though he was not authorized to receive classified information Hillary Clinton, using her homebrew server of course, sent Sidney Blumenthal classified information. But the news just got worse for the former Secretary of State.
It is being reported here that newly released emails show that Hillary Clinton promoted Sidney Blumenthal’s business interests in Libya while she was Secretary of State. Here is more:
Hillary Clinton faced a conundrum: despite union opposition to Obamatrade she had supported it some 40-something times in the past. In addition to putting her at odds with the Democrats’ largest special interest group this put her at odds with her two main rivals, Martin O’Malley and Bernie Sanders, and so she did what any self-serving and self-respecting politician facing falling poll numbers would do–she flip-flopped on the issue.
It kind of reminds me of John Kerry’s I-voted-for-the-funding-before-I-voted-against-it moment.
Here is what she had to say about Obamatrade earlier today:
“As of today, I am not in favor of what I have learned about it,” Clinton said. “I don’t believe it’s going to meet the high bar I have set.”
You will note she said “as of today” she opposes the deal and while this leaves open the possibility that she could support the deal in the future I think it is more likely she was inadvertently admitting that before today she supported the deal and this was an attempt to distance herself from her previous position of support by claiming the deal did not live up to her expectations.
This sudden change of heart was not lost on Martin O’Malley, here is what he had to say about the former Secretary of State’s flip-flop:
“Wow! That’s a reversal!” O’Malley said in a statement. “Secretary Clinton can justify her own reversal of opinion on this, but I didn’t have one opinion eight months ago and switch that opinion on the eve of debates.”
He called her out for the politically motivated chameleon that she is but the question is, will the voters even care that she will say and do whatever it takes to get elected depending on the circumstances she finds herself in? If she holds one position one day and another position on a different day how can the voters trust her and how can they know where she really stands on any given issue?
Malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium
With Carly Fiorina enjoying a bit of a bump in the polls people are starting to dig into her past to see where she stood on the issues and it is beginning to look like she is not who she claims to be–either that or her positions have evolved.
At the end of last month we learned that in 2013 Carly Fiorina stated she supported the Obamacare individual mandate and today The Right Scoop has unearthed an article from 2009, while she was running for the Senate in liberal California, in which she stated she would have voted to confirm Sonia Sotomayor. Here it is:
According to this story it turns out that Hillary Clinton hired another IT firm, Datto Inc., to back up her emails on the “cloud,” and this company has agreed to turn over the data they still have. Here is more:
Hillary Clinton hired a Connecticut company to back up her emails on a “cloud” storage system, and her lawyers have agreed to turn whatever it contains over to the FBI, a personal familiar with the situation said Tuesday.
Datto Inc., based in Norwalk, Conn., became the second data storage firm to become entangled in the inquiry into Clinton’s unusual email arrangement, which has sparked a furor that has dogged her campaign. In August, Clinton and the firm that had managed her server since June 2013, Colorado-based Platte River Networks, agreed to surrender it for examination by the FBI.
On Friday, Clinton’s attorney, David Kendall, and Platte River agreed to allow Datto to turn over the data from the backup server to the FBI, said the person familiar with Datto’s storage, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the matter.
Datto said in a statement that “with the consent of our client and their end user, and consistent with our policies regarding data privacy, Datto is working with the FBI to provide data in conjunction with its investigation.”
In recent months we have seen the PC police crack down on several colleges and universities across the nation by forcing them to cancel fundraising events which were somehow determined to be too offensive or racist, here is a brief list: a University of California fraternity was forced to cancel a fundraiser because coconut bras and grass skirts are racist; the University of St. Thomas was forced to cancel a “hump day” event because they were going to have a petting zoo which included a camel and that was deemed insensitive towards Muslims; Dartmouth University had to cancel a “phiesta” event because they were selling tacos and that was racist; the Kappa Kappa Gamma and Zeta Beta Tau fraternities were planning on holding a “jail and bail” fundraiser to raise money for ‘Reading is Fundamental but it was deemed to be racist; and Stevenson College had the gall to serve Mexican food at a space-themed event.
And now it appears as if this mentality is creeping into the high schools: the principal of Jackson Hole High School in Wyoming canceled an “American Pride Day” event because she decided it was too offensive to some students.
Hillary Clinton addressed the issue of gun control and she
promised threatened that if the Congress did not work with her if she becomes President she will act alone through Executive Action. This should come as no surprise (if Barack Obama does not beat her to it) because the current President has been fairly effective using his pen and his phone in recent months, and with the Congress being unwilling or unable to stop him it has set a precedent all Presidents will follow in the future.
I believe that secretly the Republicans in the Congress are not upset over Barack Obama’s use of Executive Action because they want that power if they win the Presidency, so they put on this little facade of opposition while doing nothing. However through their own inaction they are relegating the Congress into irrelevance, but I digress…
Here is some of what Hillary Clinton said:
In the wake of the horrific Umpqua campus mass shooting The New York Daily News has decided that it is time for the State Department to label the NRA has a terrorist organization. Here is some of what the rag had to say on this issue:
One terrorist group is responsible for more civilian deaths since December 2012 (the Sandy Hook massacre) than Al Qaeda, Boko Haram, Hamas and the Taliban. Yet it is the only nearly-state sponsored terrorist group that is not listed by the U.S. State Department as such.
It is the National Rifle Association and for their unending lobbying that’s kept a lid on gun control we now have 428 times more American deaths by gun than deaths by foreign terrorists.
The article continues: