Hillary Clinton’s health has become an issue this election cycle and I believe this is a legitimate topic of discussion. Donald Trump has been questioning the former Secretary of State’s health and stamina for a couple of weeks now and yesterday he challenged her to release her health records. Here is more:
Donald Trump challenged Hillary Clinton Sunday to release “detailed medical records” and said he would have “no problem” releasing his own.“I think that both candidates, Crooked Hillary and myself, should release detailed medical records. I have no problem in doing so! Hillary?” Trump tweeted.
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This week Presidential politics hit an all-time low when Hillary Clinton played the “Klan Card” against Donald Trump and his supporters. First she released an ad which equated Donald Trump to the Ku Klux Klan and she followed it up by giving a blistering, vile, and disgusting speech where she suggested if you do not vote for her you are part of the so-called alt-right and must be a racist. So this week’s musical selection is dedicated to the next President of the United States, Hillary Clinton. Here is The Ramones performing “The KKK Took My Baby Away” as played live in 1982.
Trey Gowdy has elaborated on the lengths the former Secretary of State went to in order to ensure her deleted emails could never be recovered. Here is more:
Thousands of emails were permanently deleted from a private email server for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton using a software called BleachBit, House Oversight Committee member Trey Gowdy told Fox News on Thursday.
BleachBit is a program used to “prevent recovery” of deleted files.
“She and her lawyers had those emails deleted,” said Gowdy, a South Carolina Republican. “And they didn’t just push the delete button; they had them deleted where even God can’t read them.”
Do you think Trey Gowdy is overstating this? If so, here is what BleachBit says about its product:
“Beyond simply deleting files, BleachBit includes advanced features such as shredding files to prevent recovery [and] wiping free disk space to hide traces of files deleted by other applications,” their website reads.
Hillary Clinton assured the American people that the 30,000 emails she deleted were personal emails about yoga instructions and wedding plans but this does not sound like the actions of somebody who was merely deleting emails about the cost of her yoga pants and Chelsea’s wedding dress.
On top of that of course is the fact the FBI was able to recover about half of them (probably from the computers of aides who did not delete the emails) and to date not one of them was about yoga and weddings, what is she hiding?
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Yep, she went there. Today Hillary Clinton played the Ku Klux Klan card against Donald Trump and his supporters. First she released a new ad and then followed it up with a speech about the so-called alt-right. Here is more:
A video released Thursday by Hillary Clinton’s campaign makes the case that Donald Trump is the candidate of racists, white supremacists and neo-Nazis.
“The reason a lot of Klan members like Donald Trump is because a lot of what he believes, we believe in,” a robed man identified as the Imperial Wizard of the Rebel Brigade Knights of the Ku Klux Klan says at the top of the video, followed by images of a Confederate flag fluttering in the wind, Trump waving after a speech, and a man performing a Hitler salute at what appears to be a Trump rally.
In the video, an unidentified voice labels the alt-right as “the sort of dressed-up-in-suits version of the neo-Nazi and white supremacist movements.”
The video specifically attacks newly hired Trump campaign CEO Steve Bannon over his previous job running Breitbart News, widely considered to be the most prominent alt-right media outlet. An unnamed member of a CNN panel attacks Bannon as “a campaign chair that ran a website that has become a field day for the alt-right, which is racist and all sorts of other ‘ists.’”
The Trump campaign quickly damned the video:
Newly released emails show Hillary Clinton and her staff discussing a drug which could help alleviate “decision fatigue.” Here is more:
WikiLeaks is highlighting hacked emails that show the deep concern then-Secretary of State Clinton’s staff had for her health. Previous emails revealed Mrs. Clinton was “often confused” and napped when she had meetings scheduled.
The hacker group is drawing special attention to emails that indicate that her staff may have been concerned about how her health could affect her job performance.
In one email, Clinton attorney, chief-of-staff and confidant Cheryl Mills sent the Secretary of State information to read on “decision fatigue.” In her reply, the Secretary declared it to be a “spooky descriptive”
So what is “decision fatigue” and what “spooky descriptive” symptoms could a person suffer who has this?
According to this story some of the FBI’s records about Vince Foster’s suicide have gone missing from the National Archives. Which records might those be? Just the ones which discuss the possibility that Hillary Clinton played a role in Vincent Foster’s death. To be clear the records apparently show that while Vince Foster did indeed commit suicide and was not murdered that Hillary Clinton’s berating of her former partner in a White House meeting over Hillarycare in front of his peers could have been the final straw for a man already suffering from depression.
Here is more:
FBI agents’ reports of interviews documenting that Hillary Clinton’s stinging humiliation of her friend and mentor Vince Foster in front of White House aides triggered his suicide a week later are missing from where they should be filed at the National Archives, Daily Mail Online has learned exclusively.
On two separate occasions, this author visited the National Archives and Records Service in College Park, Md., to review the reports generated by FBI agents assigned to investigate the 1993 death of Bill Clinton’s deputy White House counsel.
On the first visit, archivist David Paynter provided the box of records that he said contained the FBI reports of interviews conducted by FBI agents on Foster’s death.
On a second visit, archivist James Mathis provided what he said were those same documents.
While the box contained dozens of FBI reports concerning Foster’s death – including interviews with the medical examiner, U.S. Park Police officers, and White House aides about the contents of Foster’s office – the reports on Hillary Clinton’s role in his death were absent.
Over half of Hillary Clinton’s State Department meetings with non-government people were with Clinton Foundation donors
According to this Associated Press story over half of the meetings Hillary Clinton had with non-government people were held with donors to The Clinton Foundation and the donations totaled about $156 million . Here is more:
More than half the people outside the government who met with Hillary Clinton while she was secretary of state gave money — either personally or through companies or groups — to the Clinton Foundation. It’s an extraordinary proportion indicating her possible ethics challenges if elected president.
At least 85 of 154 people from private interests who met or had phone conversations scheduled with Clinton while she led the State Department donated to her family charity or pledged commitments to its international programs, according to a review of State Department calendars released so far to The Associated Press. Combined, the 85 donors contributed as much as $156 million. At least 40 donated more than $100,000 each, and 20 gave more than $1 million.
Of course there is a reason why these people wanted an audience with the Secretary of State, they were not personal meetings, (like Bill Clinton’s Phoenix airport tarmac meeting with Loretta Lynch) these people all wanted favors and were most likely calling in a debt. Just to name a few: