We have been told over and over again that Hillary Clinton only deleted personal emails about yoga pants and wedding dresses but to date not one single email which has been recovered has been a personal email. There have been some interesting revelations to come to come out of the FBI’s long weekend document dump and here is another one:
In Aug. 2015, the Pentagon called the State Department and informed an unnamed official there that “CENTCOM records showed approximately 1,000 work-related emails between Clinton’s personal email and General David Petraeus.”
The FBI noted that “[m]ost of those 1,000 emails were not believed to be included in the 30,000 emails” that Clinton turned over to the State Department in Dec. 2014.
Included in her so-called personal emails which were deleted were about 1,000 emails between the former Secretary of State and David Petraeus and CENTCOM went to far as to admit they were work related. This of course goes without saying because there is no way anyone in this world would ever believe she was emailing the former general about either yoga pants or wedding dresses.
The lie continues to unravel and yet Hillary Clinton is not going to be held accountable…
malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium
I am no longer looking at national polls because it is the individual state polls which really matter and in recent weeks we have seen Donald Trump making headway in several swing states, so much in fact that he now has a clear path to 270 Electoral College votes.
A new CNN poll is out which shows Donald Trump now in the lead in Colorado and surging in Pennsylvania, here is more:
In a four way match up, Trump leads Clinton 42 percent to 41 percent in Colorado, according to a new CNN/ORC poll.
Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson raked in 13 percent and Green Party candidate Jill Stein received three percent.
In a head-to-head match up between Trump and Clinton in Colorado, the poll shows she leads by two points, 49 percent to 47 percent.
The margin of error for the survey is plus or minus three points.
Here is the open thread for Sunday, September 25th. Please feel free to post links to interesting articles and to discuss whatever issues arise during the course of the day. Nothing is off-topic here.
Last week we discussed 7 stories, did you miss any of them? If so there is an easy way to make sure it does not happen again. I understand that all of you are busy and cannot always find the time to check the blog for updates so why not subscribe to America’s Watchtower and receive email updates whenever I write a new post? That is the easiest way to follow the blog to ensure you never miss another post.
In addition to subscribing you can also follow America’s Watchtower on Facebook and Twitter by clicking the links on the right. But you will get more than that for I often post links to articles I probably will not be writing about so it is a great way to keep up with what is happening.
The Twitter widget in the sidebar is fully interactive. This widget updates my tweets in real time and allows you to respond to or retweet my tweets right from the blog. It also allows you to tweet me right from America’s Watchtower. How cool is that! If you do not have a Twitter account what better reason do you need to sign up for one!
Here is Frank Zappa performing “Cosmik Debris” live from I believe 1973. Where can I get a pair of pants like that?
Yesterday the FBI released more documents related to its investigation into Hillary Clinton’s email scandal and the big new was that the FBI granted Cheryl Mills, a woman who is at the heart of the scandal, immunity in return for her testimony and today we have learned something which is potentially bigger news.
According to this story Barack Obama–who only learned about Hillary Clinton’s email server by watching the news–used an alias in an email communication to the former Secretary of State. Here is more:
President Barack Obama used a pseudonym in email communications with Hillary Clinton and others, according to FBI records made public Friday.
The disclosure came as the FBI released its second batch of documents from its investigation into Clinton’s private email server during her tenure as secretary of state.
The 189 pages the bureau released includes interviews with some of Clinton’s closest aides, such as Huma Abedin and Cheryl Mills; senior State Department officials; and even Marcel Lazar, better known as the Romanian hacker “Guccifer.”
In an April 5, 2016 interview with the FBI, Abedin was shown an email exchange between Clinton and Obama, but the longtime Clinton aide did not recognize the name of the sender.
“Once informed that the sender’s name is believed to be pseudonym used by the president, Abedin exclaimed: ‘How is this not classified?'” the report says. “Abedin then expressed her amazement at the president’s use of a pseudonym and asked if she could have a copy of the email.”
I find it odd Huma Abedin wanted a copy of the email after she found out it was from the President but let that go, it is not germane to the topic but something interesting to ponder.
Hillary Clinton has proposed raising the estate tax from 40% to 65% on the wealthiest Americans, here is more on the former Secretary of State’s proposal:
Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Hillary Clinton on Thursday proposed raising taxes on inherited property to 65% for the largest estates as she bolstered plans for tax hikes on the wealthiest Americans.
Known by conservative opponents as the “death tax,” the estate tax, levied on property such as cash, real estate, stock or other assets transferred from deceased persons to heirs, currently is imposed only on inherited assets worth $5.45 million or more for an individual.
Clinton’s plan, posted on her campaign’s website, would raise the estate tax from the current 40% to 45%, the rate that existed in 2009. But the biggest estates would face rates of up to 65% for property valued at more than $500 million for a single person or $1 billion per couple, under her proposal, an update of an earlier plan.
“Hillary Clinton has made a commitment throughout this campaign to make sure there is a plan to pay for the progressive policies we have laid out,” said Mike Shapiro, an economic adviser to Clinton.
So, Hillary Clinton has made a commitment to ensure there is a plan to pay for her policies, but according to this article that plan does not include her family sacrificing for the greater good because the Clinton’s have taken measures to shield themselves from her own proposed tax increases. Here is more:
Donald Trump has said several things during this campaign which makes me question his constitutional knowledge as well as his intent to abide by the founding document. The one comment he made, up until this point, that had me the most upset was when he threatened to use libel laws to sue the media if they wrote “horrible and negative and false articles” about him.
We all know the media has a bias, in fact I have written several posts in the last two weeks showing examples of media bias, and while if the media does knowingly print blatant and purposefully incorrect articles they should be open to libel laws I cannot support a person who threatens to sue the media if it writes something he simply feels is “horrible and negative.” This would be a clear violation of the freedom of the press and this type of threat is something I would expect from the left.
But today Donald Trump has touted a policy I find equally at odds with the Constitution when he called for a national “stop and frisk” policy. Here is more:
CNN did not get the moniker (does that sound too close to Monica?) of being the Clinton News Network back in the day for no reason and in recent weeks the network is reminding how they got it in the first place. In the aftermath of last weekend’s terrorist attacks in New York, New Jersey, and Minnesota Donald Trump called for “profiling” as a means to prevent these ever-increasing attacks. This is what Donald Trump said:
“In Israel they profile, they’ve done an unbelievable job, as good as you can do,” Trump said. “They profile. They see somebody that is suspicious, they will profile, they will take that person in, they’ll check out. Do we have choice? Look what’s going on? Do we really have a choice? … This is only going to get worse.”