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7/5/2016

FBI Director Comey to Exonerate Hillary This Morning

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 7:07 am



FBI Director James Comey will address reporters regarding an unspecified topic at 11 a.m. Eastern, 8 a.m. Pacific. In less than an hour.

Obama’s first campaign rally with Hillary will be at 2:25 p.m.

MEANWHILE: Trump will not be tearing up the Iran deal:

A top foreign policy adviser to Donald Trump says in a new interview that the billionaire would not scrap the Iran nuclear dear if his presidential bid is successful.

“No, he’s not going to get rid of an agreement that has the institutional signature of the United States,” Walid Phares told The Daily Caller.

“He is a man of institutions. But he’s going to look back at it in the institutional way. So he is not going to implement it as is, he is going to revise it after negotiating one on one with Iran or with a series of allies.”

Huh?

233 Responses to “FBI Director Comey to Exonerate Hillary This Morning”

  1. Isn’t politics great?

    Patterico (86c8ed)

  2. JULY 5, 2016
    ANITA MONCRIEF IS MAKING A MOVIE: The Children of Alinsky (Phase 1).

    Permalink • 10:02 am by Glenn Reynolds •

    WASHINGTON’S HOLLOW MEN: Victor Davis Hanson fillets American elites.

    “…our modern American elite is a bit different. Residence, either in the Boston–Washington, D.C., or the San Francisco–Los Angeles corridor, often is a requisite. Celebrity and public exposure count — e.g., access to traditional television outlets (as opposed to hoi polloi Internet blogging). So does education — again, most often a coastal-corridor thing: Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Berkeley, Stanford, etc. Net worth, whether made or inherited, helps. But lots of billionaires, especially Midwestern sorts, are not part of the elite, in that their money does not necessarily translate into much political or cultural influence — or influence of the right sort. (Exceptions are Chicago traders who bundle millions for Hillary.) Especially influential are the revolving-door multimillionaires, especially from big banks and Wall Street — the Tim Geithners, Jack Lews, Hank Paulsons, and Robert Rubins, but also the lesser flunkies of the Freddie/Fannie Clintonite crowd, a Franklin Raines (raking in $90 million) or a Jamie Gorelick ($26 million), all of whom came into the White House and its bureaucracies to get rich, but who always seem shocked when the public does not like their incestuous trails of bailouts, relief plans, favorable regulations, etc. Creepy too are the satellite grifters like “investment banker” Rahm Emanuel — who somehow, between the White House and the House of Representatives, made off with $16 million for his financial “expertise” — or Chelsea Clinton, who made her fortune ($15 million?) largely by being a “consultant” for a Wall Street investment group (her fluff job at NBC News was small potatoes in comparison). The locus classicus, of course, is the Clinton power marriage itself, which invested nearly 40 years of public service in what proved to be a gargantuan pay-for-play payoff, when they parlayed Hillary’s political trajectories into a personal fortune of well over $100 million. Give them credit: From the early days, when they would write off as IRS deductions gifts of their used underwear, they ended up 30 years later getting paid $10,000 to $60,000 a minute for their Wall Street riffs. The nexus between Big Government, Big Money, Big Influence, and Big Media is sometimes empowered by familial journalistic continuity (e.g., John Dickerson, son of Nancy Dickerson) or a second generation of fashion/glitz and media (Gloria Vanderbilt and Anderson Cooper), but again is increasingly expressed in the corridor “power couple,” the sorts who receive sycophantic adulation in New York and Washington monthly magazines.

    Read the whole thing. Note Mr. Hanson mentions John Dickerson. Dickerson recently provided us with a small but documented example of how crooked elites attempt to manipulate media perception– a “nexus operation” combining the Big Media and Big Influence Mr. Hanson so brilliantly damns. When Dickerson interviewed Hillary on Face the Nation (May 8) he employed Hillary’s fake-description “inquiry” to describe the FBI’s criminal investigation. Yes, a privileged, leftish Washington media elite rhetorically colluding with a preferred political elite.”

    https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/washingtons-hollow-men-victor-davis-hanson-fillets-american-elites-our-modern-american-elite/

    Colonel Haiku (c0ad39)

  3. sleazy fbi poofterboy is sleazy

    and corrupt

    and dishonorable

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  4. Is “elite” the new word losers use for “not-a-non-entity-like-me”?

    nk (dbc370)

  5. Does anyone else feel like we have just witnessed a bloodless coup?

    We are now to be governed by criminals? Thumbing their noses out in the open. And you guys are worried about Trump?

    Rev. Hoagie® (0f4ef6)

  6. if Mr. Trump

    “is not going to implement [Bob Corker’s genocidal Iran deal] as is, he is going to revise it”

    that’s good enough for me

    that’s way better than what the yalefilth stinkypig will do

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  7. We know the answer – the FIX was in – It would highly inappropriate for Comey to hold a press conference if he was forwarding a recommendation for an indictment to the DOJ.

    So guess what the purpose of the press conference – DUH

    joe Kosanda (debac0)

  8. Gangster Government… like they’ve had for decades in Chicago, Hoagie.

    Colonel Haiku (c0ad39)

  9. When was it that you became such a throne-sniffer, nk?

    Colonel Haiku (c0ad39)

  10. There are people who make the world work — whether is the chairman of the NYSE or the Mexican who empties his waste-basket — and there are the whiners with too much leisure time for whom the world is not working to their liking. Of the second group, some say “1%enters” and vote for Bernie, some say “elites” and vote for Trump. They can both eat it.

    nk (dbc370)

  11. And you guys are worried about Trump?
    Trump’s entire career and net worth are the result of being part of that elite–in his case the media/New York society wing of the elite. And I have seen no evidence of a Damascus Road experience in his case.

    kishnevi (857e3e)

  12. what a perfect time to find her guilty and reboot America

    mg (31009b)

  13. Maybe Director Comey just wants to update America about his grandkids.

    Cruz Supporter (102c9a)

  14. It’s possible he could announce recommendation of a special prosecutor. But Barack and Hillary have skated on everything else they’ve done to America.

    Cruz Supporter (102c9a)

  15. 36 emails contained secret info at the time they were sent.

    Colonel Haiku (c0ad39)

  16. No intentional misconduct. The Fix is… In. “They were extremely careless”

    Colonel Haiku (c0ad39)

  17. State Dept. security “generally lacking”.

    Colonel Haiku (c0ad39)

  18. We officially now reside in a Banana Republic.

    Cruz Supporter (102c9a)

  19. “Possible hostile actors gained access to Clinton’s emails.”

    Colonel Haiku (c0ad39)

  20. “No reasonable prosecutor would bring the case.”

    No criminal charges.

    Colonel Haiku (c0ad39)

  21. “No charges are appropriate in this case.”

    Colonel Haiku (c0ad39)

  22. if Mr. Trump had handled email like stinkypig you can bet your last dollar that harvardtrash justice chunk Loretta’s lil boy Jimmy would’ve brought charges

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  23. Comey is one repulsive hack.

    mg (31009b)

  24. this is the sleazy corrupt government the nevertrumpers are so desperate to validate

    cause of harvardtrash ted and his sacky will ride to the rescue!

    you just wait

    it’s gonna be yummy

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  25. Rename the FBI to The CBI

    mg (31009b)

  26. There’s still Benghazi. That’s how Romney won in 2012. Ha ha ha ha ….

    nk (dbc370)

  27. Every Federal agency is now proven corrupt. Every one.

    Steve Malynn (4bc33a)

  28. Gangster Government.

    Colonel Haiku (c0ad39)

  29. And I have seen no evidence of a Damascus Road experience in his case. kishnevi

    Who suggested anything about the road to Damascus? I didn’t. But it seems you choose the road to Perdition.

    Rev. Hoagie® (0f4ef6)

  30. Clearly the directive to Comey was to wrap this up before the Hillary/Obama appearance later today.

    Dana (995455)

  31. This is a good reminder that in the eyes of the government, everyone is not equal.

    Dejectedhead (65d226)

  32. One of the criteria for recommendation for indictment is the likelihood of conviction.
    Image the jury pool in the Eastern District of Virginia or in DC. At least a third of the jury pool will be highly partisan democrats – Does anyone believe that those would have the integrity to vote for conviction.

    Joe-Dallas (debac0)

  33. At least he had the decency to refrain from announcing the end of the “Rule of Law” on Independence Day.

    This should be a day of national mourning.

    orcadrvr (3cc3b1)

  34. happyfeet,

    Even though he is not a politician and has never held office, Trump has made a political decision. He decided to support ethanol in Iowa. That’s as politically establishment as it gets. He let himself be bought by entrenched interests to get elected.

    DRJ (15874d)

  35. The special info he mentioned requires polygraphs for those with access to it. Careers are ended and penalties issued for the regular people who don’t follow the rules.
    It is unlikely the government will ever be able to prosecute anyone for mishandling of classified. I feel so much more secure now…../sarc

    Clinton has just legitimized the idea of selling out the country for fun and profit. Perhaps Leviticus will pull his nose out of her butt long enough to enlighten everyone on why it is different and will not have negative consequence for all of us.

    vor2 (494009)

  36. didn’t Mr. Trump lose in Iowa?

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  37. i don’t understand Mr. Leviticus’ alleged involvement Mr. vor2

    is he a big Hillary fan?

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  38. I don’t support Clinton. I won’t vote for her. I think she’s a statist scumbag. I think she will ratchet up domestic surveillance to a terrifying degree.

    I also think that Donald Trump is a vile, stupid, racist piece of sh*t who raped his wife, and may have raped a thirteen year old girl. So go ahead and vote for that, if you want.

    Leviticus (efada1)

  39. I made a sammich and ordered pillow “covers” for my new pillows

    being this is chicago and it’s infested with bed bugs you shouldn’t use regular cases here

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  40. Ken Star gave her a pass too. Too crooked to jail.

    crazy (fcf2fd)

  41. Another instance of “too big to fail”, perhaps.

    orcadrvr (3cc3b1)

  42. Obama doesn’t care about the Rule of Law but Bill Clinton was way ahead of him. We know this is who the Democrats are. To his credit, Trump will never be able to equal them — but he’s trying.

    DRJ (15874d)

  43. Joe-Dallas (debac0) — 7/5/2016 @ 8:34 am

    I agree. Comey must know it would be hard to get a jury to convict, no matter how clear the evidence was.

    But I would like to hear Patterico’s opinion on that point, since he’s a prosecutor.

    kishnevi (857e3e)

  44. “The institutional signature of the United States” is a legally meaningless phrase. Either the USA is bound to an agreement or it isn’t. In this case it isn’t, and nobody’s even claiming it is, so what is he talking about?

    Milhouse (5a188d)

  45. The FBI will not recommend that Hillary Clinton be prosecuted for the crimes for which others have been convicted and punished. Look as they might, the FBI couldn’t find sufficient evidence to recommend prosecution because Hillary and her circle of co-conspirators deleted it.

    Clearly, when it comes to Hillary, the US justice system isn’t blind, nor is she to be judged by the same standards which apply to others. The Rule of Law shamefully takes a back seat to crony politics when one of the most thoroughly corrupt charlatans this country has ever endured escapes indictment for so many obvious crimes over so long a time.

    When the guilty go free, the justice system is indicted.

    ropelight (596f46)

  46. I also think that Donald Trump is a vile, stupid, racist piece of sh*t who raped his wife, and may have raped a thirteen year old girl. So go ahead and vote for that, if you want.

    I realize with the Hillary! verdict the rule of law is effectively dead, Leviticus but it would behoove you to curb the “rape” stuff at least until the person is convicted. I understand that to leftist snowflakes the accusation of rape is as bad as rape itself but you’re no snowflake so stop acting like one. Trump has enough justifiable and provable reasons not to support him one needn’t act like a slanderous leftist and throw in unproven allegations.

    You all will be happy to know a long time moderate-to-left friend emailed me and said after Hillary! getting off he’s voting for Trump and thought I should be the first to hear it. His words: “the stench of corruption fouls my nostrils.”

    Rev. Hoagie® (0f4ef6)

  47. meanwhile creepy harvardtrash ted, noted rule of law aficionado, says “there is no substantive-due-process right to stimulate one’s genitals for non-medical purposes unrelated to procreation or outside of an interpersonal relationship”

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  48. Mr. feats, didn’t he lose?

    Steve57 (ecac13)

  49. So intentionally skirting Federal record accountability, FOIA, lying, etc all get a pass too. We are so screwed

    Angelo (ef011b)

  50. Mr. feats, didn’t he lose?

    yes yes he was rejected by the voters Mr. 57 on favor of, I believe, Mr. Trump

    can someone pls confirm?

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  51. While I’ve heard that this is a disaster for Trump, I’m not so sure. If he were smart about this, he could use this to his advantage. Effectively so, I think. However, that would depend on him being smart about it…

    Dana (995455)

  52. It’s not clear that Bill Clinton was ever held back from rape by fear of prosecution.
    I bet he’s really annoyed that, now he has perfect immunity, he’s too old to enjoy it.

    Richard Aubrey (472a6f)

  53. In looking back at our investigations into mishandling or removal of classified information, we cannot find a case that would support bringing criminal charges on these facts. All the cases prosecuted involved some combination of: clearly intentional and willful mishandling of classified information; or vast quantities of materials exposed in such a way as to support an inference of intentional misconduct; or indications of disloyalty to the United States; or efforts to obstruct justice. We do not see those things here.

    oof

    disgraced FBI poofterboy James Comey is every bit as much of a lying pig as Hillary is

    not a good way to end a career

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  54. Yesterday we celebrated the birth of our free nation.
    Today the steady erosion of the freedoms that our forefathers fought and died for continues apace, with clear reminders that whomever wins this election will NOT be taking the country in a better direction.

    Hillary Clinton is the epitome of the “The rules apply to thee, but not to me,” brand of political elitism. It’s “I’ve got a pen and a phone; and if Congress won’t act, then I will!” all over again. She does not care because she does not have to care — not caring doesn’t hurt her.
    As for The Donald, I don’t know if he ever raped anyone, but “vile, stupid, racist piece of sh*t” is pretty much an accurate summation of his most visible qualities. If, by some miracle — and, personally, I think it will require a miracle — Trump wins this election, I predict he will tack to the center and remain there for the entirety of his term in office. There will be no major shifts in governmental policies towards conservative principles.

    Either way you slice it, we’re screwed.
    HAPPY 5th of JULY!

    Icy (11a042)

  55. I did not think it possible, but I now find myself considering voting for Trump.

    Bellerophon (490d13)

  56. Mr. feats, didn’t he lose?
    yes yes he was rejected by the voters Mr. 57 on favor of, I believe, Mr. Trump

    — This fact reflects less on the strengths of Ted Cruz, and much more on the weaknesses of many American voters.

    Icy (11a042)

  57. Although there is evidence of potential violations of the statutes regarding the handling of classified information, our judgment is that no reasonable prosecutor would bring such a case. Prosecutors necessarily weigh a number of factors before deciding whether to
    bring charges.

    Including whether it would affect an election. He’s talking about Justice Department guidelines. To say that was a key determining factor, would also affect an election, so he doesn’t say it, but like a careful lawyer, he’d leaving a hint.

    Sammy Finkelman (09e4a9)

  58. While I’ve heard that this is a disaster for Trump, I’m not so sure. If he were smart about this, he could use this to his advantage. Effectively so, I think. However, that would depend on him being smart about it…
    Dana (995455) — 7/5/2016 @ 9:05 am

    — What’s the latest line in Vegas on Trump doing something “smart”?
    (I might want to get in on some of that action!)

    Icy (11a042)

  59. “I realize with the Hillary! verdict the rule of law is effectively dead, Leviticus but it would behoove you to curb the “rape” stuff at least until the person is convicted. I understand that to leftist snowflakes the accusation of rape is as bad as rape itself but you’re no snowflake so stop acting like one. Trump has enough justifiable and provable reasons not to support him one needn’t act like a slanderous leftist and throw in unproven allegations.”

    – Rev. Hoagie

    Nah. I know what is and is not slander, and it’s not slander to note repeatedly that Donald Trump has been accused, in a federal civil complaint, of violently raping a thirteen year-old girl.

    I am going to keep repeating it, because I want you to think about it. Do you think the accuser is lying? If so, why? There are serious penalties for falsifying an accusation of rape – why do you think she would risk them? Is it unthinkable that the allegations are true, given Trump’s history of mistreating women and his statements about women?

    I want you to own your chosen candidate. I am going to continue to remind you that the candidate you are supporting is accused of violently raping a thirteen year-old girl.

    Leviticus (efada1)

  60. Ethanol in Iowa!?!? Eff me running…

    Colonel Haiku (c0ad39)

  61. stinkypig has a very very poor record of how she treats women

    she laughed at that one rape victim and she beats Huma for the slightest little thing for example when she licks stinkypig’s toes in the wrong order

    she withheld much-needed dental work from her own daughter resulting in lifelong disfiguration

    plus all the daughters of coal miners, ask them about how stinkypig treats young girls

    advantage: Mr. The Donald

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  62. Cover-Up Concluded: FBI Director Comey: Hillary Broke the Law But We’re Not Recommending Criminal Charges Because YOLO
    —Ace

    Colonel Haiku (c0ad39)

  63. Both candidates badly mistreat people who oppose them. That’s why the Rule of Law is important, and why our current choice is so disappointing.

    Trump does the advantage over Hillary, but only because he hasn’t had enough power to mistreat people as badly Hillary has. Yet.

    DRJ (15874d)

  64. And on and on we trudge.

    When in the course of human events…

    njrob (7b470b)

  65. Ethanol shows Trump will sell out, Haiku. It is proof he will sell out, not speculation.

    DRJ (15874d)

  66. “BREAKING NEWS: FBI finds John Wilkes Booth “extremely careless” in discharging of firearm.”

    Colonel Haiku (c0ad39)

  67. Yeah, because that’s the big story on 7/5/16, DRJ.

    Colonel Haiku (c0ad39)

  68. Trump and women is 90% appearance. Maybe more. Moreover, he is a germophobe. I think in private he’d sooner take a cold shower (or do something else) than force himself on an underage prostitute who’s been passed around by who knows how many men with who knows what kind of diseases. The exact opposite of Bill Clinton who’d rape a woodpile on the chance there was a snake in it.

    This has all the smell of Democrat black ops.

    nk (dbc370)

  69. Happyfascist,

    GFY.

    That is all.

    njrob (7b470b)

  70. I was responding to happyfeet’s point. I’m sorry I distracted you, Haiku.

    DRJ (15874d)

  71. Prosecutors necessarily weigh a number of factors before deciding whether to bring charges

    He’s explaining why it was done in the case of David Petraeus, but not here.

    This is a relatively minor charge, as these things go, and a stretch, and in his case it didn’t afffect an election. If they had prepared for more serious charges, they might have nevertheless, but mishandling classified information is a stretch in the first place.

    So we can see things this way:

    Bill Clinton knew a decision about an indictment was close, because of informants within the government, and because of his, and Hillary’s lawyers’ knowledge of the way the Justice Department works. The talk with Hillary would be the last step.

    He knew that the Attorney General would be kept apprised if they were close to an indictment. He e had to be 95% certain – or maybe he was trying to raise his certainty from 95% to 98% – that theer would be no indictment before Hillary finalized her agreement to be interviewed.

    If that was a possibility he would postpone it, and maybe try to get a special prosecutor.

    When the Attorney General did not chase him off her plane (he talked his way on there) he knew that an inteview was probably safe.

    Just to be a little bit more on the safe side, Hillary cleared her schedule for the entire day, in case the interview went on longer, and took 3 lawyers from Williams and Connolly with her (including David Kendall, who used to vet National Enquirer articles – I’m getting at what candidate for president probably really was responsible for the anti-Ted Cruz stories that appeared there) plus two close aides who had been converted into personal lawyers. (That hampered the Judical Watch deposition of one of them, Cheryl Mills, because they couldn’t ask her what she knew, because she could have learned it later and to tell would violate attorney client privilege, but could only ask her what she knew back then, and it would be easy for her to say she doesn’t remember)

    So she was there with 5 lawyers. Or 3 lawyers plus 2 close aides disguised as lawyers.

    If any FBI agent had veeered off topic, her lawyers were ready to say “We didn’t agree to talk about that” “She’s not prepared on that subject” “She doesn’t remember that.”

    Later that day, she went with Bill Clinton to see the Broadway play “Hamilton” with the original cast a few days before members of the original case were leaving. This is something that could have been cancelled had her interview stretched on longer, and it could also provide an ezcuse for limiting the number of hours. Saturday has two shows, one a matinee that place in the middle of teh day, at 2 p.m. not at night, and I would guess she went to the matinee, leaving herself also with the option to go to the 8 pm show in case a decision was made by her and her lawyers to extend the FBI interview.

    Sammy Finkelman (09e4a9)

  72. For some time now it has looked like at least four years of Hillary!, bar some kind of impeachment proceedings or resignation during her tenure.

    Much of the international community supports this eventuality. They will undoubtedly find her to be a general disappointment, if not quite on a par with the current brain trust in the White House, who have managed to make instances of foreign policy blunders by previous administrations look almost adroit.

    Simply put, the Obama administration has directly favoured or contributed to a broad decline in global estimation of American deterrence.

    The buck-passer-in-Chief will undoubtedly blame this on Bush, as most do. However he broke his own rules about “not doing stupid shit” and his failures sent far more troubling messages to America’s enemies and not-quite-enemies than, among other things, a difficult but resolute occupation in Iraq.

    Ecce: intemperate handling of the Iranian Islamic Republic generally and these nuclear negotiations specifically (after an Iranian assassination attempt on a Saudi diplomat in the US no less), inattention towards ‘postwar’ Libya (not helped by the idiot triumphalism of Hillary), the deliberate undermining of American military confidence/prowess (transgender service non-issues, Bowe Bergdahl stupidity), aggravation and prolongation of the Syrian debacles, acquiescence to Russian irredentism, whatever the Asian “pivot” is supposed to accomplish, an overweening “hands-off” policy in Iraq that fostered one of the most active terror groups in recent memory, pointless personal insults aimed at leaders of regional allies and friends (Israel, Britain), the list goes on.

    So. What’s the plan for undoing the worst profligacies of the past eight years?

    JP (bd5dd9)

  73. Colonel Haiku (c0ad39) — 7/5/2016 @ 7:14 am

    When Dickerson interviewed Hillary on Face the Nation (May 8) he employed Hillary’s fake-description “inquiry” to describe the FBI’s criminal investigation.

    This may be half correct, in that I think the FBI does not classify investigations as to type, and this was also a security review (the FBI, not the CIA, is in charge of counter-intelligence)

    Sammy Finkelman (09e4a9)

  74. what does disgraced FBI poofterboy James Comey think stinkypig’s intent was in setting up the illegal servers to begin with i wonder

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  75. There are serious penalties for falsifying an accusation of rape – why do you think she would risk them?

    These serious penalties may exist on the books, but they are almost never imposed, and women know it. False accusation of rape are dirt common, and no woman is deterred by the fear of prosecution. A minor, or someone who was a minor at the time of the alleged rape, would be in even less fear of prosecution. So this is not an argument.

    Milhouse (5a188d)

  76. 17. Colonel Haiku (c0ad39) — 7/5/2016 @ 8:13 am

    State Dept. security “generally lacking”.

    And it was made worse for ahile by Hillary.

    They had installed a spam filter to combat “phishing” attacks but that meant that e-mail from hdr22@clintonemail.com was going into spam, and Huma Abedin emailed to her (using her clintonemail.com account) that she should either give them her e-mail address ir get a state.gov account, and Hillary wrote back taht she preferred getting a state.gov account, if I read it right, but in the end they did neitehr, and for a period of time, the spam filter was disabled or something until somebody maybe found out her e-mail address.

    The Clintons did care about security – I never bought this idea that her server was successfully penetrated, no matter how much Putin wants to pretend it was – they only found out her secret e-mail address but weren’t able to guess her password – but security for themselves, not the U.S. government.

    Sammy Finkelman (09e4a9)

  77. What happened with the reports that the FBI had expanded its investigation to look in to the Clinton Foundation’s dealings with foreign donors at the time that Madame Hillary! was at State? Is that still ongoing, or with this kiss-off is the FBI heading to the nearest exit until long after November?

    JVW (eabb2a)

  78. 19. Colonel Haiku (c0ad39) — 7/5/2016 @ 8:15 am

    .“Possible hostile actors gained access to Clinton’s emails.”

    No, they possibly gained access to state.gov as a result of Hillary’s refusal to give them her e-mail address, plus her insistence that her e-mails not go into spam. But not to her server. It was not vulnerable to phishing attacks.

    Sammy Finkelman (09e4a9)

  79. I’m saving up for a rocket launcher, in case Hillary slithers back through California for a scoop of crony cash.

    If things go well many people will.

    If things go really well every attempted landing in America will remind Hillary of the corkscrew in Bosnia that never happened.

    papertiger (c2d6da)

  80. stinkypig has a very very poor record of how she treats women

    she laughed at that one rape victim and she beats Huma for the slightest little thing for example when she licks stinkypig’s toes in the wrong order

    she withheld much-needed dental work from her own daughter resulting in lifelong disfiguration

    plus all the daughters of coal miners, ask them about how stinkypig treats young girls

    advantage: Mr. The Donald

    yes yes

    The Don supports assaulting woman, journalists and not

    The Don hates on women, calling them names and demeaning them

    advantage: the Don

    sadfeet (ddead1)

  81. 77. JVW (eabb2a) — 7/5/2016 @ 9:48 am

    What happened with the reports that the FBI had expanded its investigation to look in to the Clinton Foundation’s dealings with foreign donors at the time that Madame Hillary! was at State?

    That could have been disinformation to keep the Republicans off guard. (and slow down any attempts to get rid of Donald Trump or run somebody on a third party lines.)

    Sammy Finkelman (09e4a9)

  82. Leviticus (efada1) — 7/5/2016 @ 9:20 am

    There are serious penalties for falsifying an accusation of rape – why do you think she would risk them?

    She has good lawyers, and is hoping to collect. She may be in other trouble and may need this to get herself out of it.

    Sammy Finkelman (09e4a9)

  83. Are sock puppets being allowed again?

    Because, if they are . . .

    Icy (11a042)

  84. Interesting that Comey’s statement made it clear that HRC’s statement that no labeled classified material went through her system was a blatant lie–did she reiterate that lie in her interview with the FBI (which, IIRC, is a crime in and of itself even if not under oath), or did she retract it when questioned (meaning that she had admitted to the FBI that she had been repeatedly lying to the American people on the subject)? Would be nice if a reporter asked her that question to her, and to every one of her minions they can stick a microphone in the face of.

    M. Scott Eiland (1edade)

  85. There are serious penalties for falsifying an accusation of rape – why do you think she would risk them?

    No, there are not. Not unless they’re made under oath, and not retracted before the end of the proceeding. The penalties for reporting your car stolen are more severe.

    Besides “why would she lie?”, what makes you tend to believe her? What makes you tend to believe that she is an Epstein girl even?

    nk (dbc370)

  86. “These serious penalties may exist on the books, but they are almost never imposed, and women know it. False accusation of rape are dirt common, and no woman is deterred by the fear of prosecution. A minor, or someone who was a minor at the time of the alleged rape, would be in even less fear of prosecution. So this is not an argument.”

    – Milhouse

    The serious penalties are, first and foremost, a countersuit for defamation from a misogynistic billionaire with a team of extremely aggressive lawyers and bottomless resources. Which she will face regardless, but which she would be far less willing to face if she wasn’t confident in her ability to prove her claims. So yeah, this is an argument.

    Leviticus (efada1)

  87. Would be nice if a reporter asked her that question to her, and to every one of her minions they can stick a microphone in the face of.

    We will get a really good idea of how deep in it the media are for Hillary! as we see the fallout from this semi-exoneration. If she is made to answer questions like the ones you pose then there is still hope for the mainstream media. If she is allowed to equivocate — or worse yet, isn’t even called to account for her lies — then we’ll know that they have zero interest in the truth.

    JVW (eabb2a)

  88. *falsely reporting your car stolen*

    nk (dbc370)

  89. Given what we now know about the entanglement of the media and our governmental institutions, I wonder if the F. B. I. has always been this corrupt. It was my impression that J. Edgar had cleaned up a cesspool and turned it into an outfit that an honorable person could be proud to serve in. I figured that he played hardball because that is what you had to do to deal with the LBJs of this world. But watching this latest fiasco, vainly hoping for some sign of integrity, all I can say now is that the fix was in and if Fox News didn’t exist, we’d never have known about any of this. Which is to say that what we “know” about the FBI in the 30s through the 50s may be nothing more than a useful myth constructed by the cartel.

    Which makes Eisenhower and Reagan even more remarkable.

    BobStewartatHome (404986)

  90. yes a black legend had been painted about the nation’s fouche, his handsoff stand re the mob, can be compared to anslinger’s fight with their export arm, he isn’t credited for doing so,

    narciso (732bc0)

  91. Perhaps it’s time for an organized election boycott.

    Kevin M (25bbee)

  92. Elections belong to those who show up, Kevin M. If you are refusing to use the ballot box, it must be only in time to get your cartridge boxes ready.

    Ingot (e5bf64)

  93. we know why inspector dreyfus was chosen, scooter libby and alberto gonzalez, his kris knives only point in one direction,

    narciso (732bc0)

  94. 79… take it up with Comey, Sammeh. Those were his words.

    Colonel Haiku (933076)

  95. “Huh?” Trump said months ago he’d renegotiate this deal. ‘Tear it up’ is a turn of phrase.

    The real story today is the matter of “intent.”

    Regardless of how lawyers like to play with words, to the average voter, hiding multiple ‘secret servers’ demonstrates intent to avoid if not hide something. And evidence of sloppy management only adds to the stink of deception.

    Now more Nixon than Nixon, Clinton has a new campaign slogan: “I am not a crook.”

    DCSCA (a343d5)

  96. er, 78

    Colonel Haiku (933076)

  97. stinkypig says she wants corrupt justice chunk Loretta to stay on if she wins

    that’s as goddamn blatant as it gets

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  98. Also, to nk and Milhouse’s point: the claimant has made her claims under oath, via an attached affidavit, and has had her claims buttressed by the affidavit of another woman who claims to have witnessed the rape. So there are the additional serious penalties right there, on top of the primary risk of a devastating countersuit.

    Leviticus (efada1)

  99. 78 … Sammy has a point. One of the keys to successfully breaking an encryption is to have a copy of the original in clear text. Hillarys!’s use of government secrets to feather her nest in the Clinton Foundation probably has consequences that only the NSA can comprehend. Well, the NSA and any foreign security service that managed to break the algorithms.

    BobStewartatHome (404986)

  100. Perhaps it’s time for an organized election boycott.

    We can’t afford to throw our downballot candidates to the wolves like that, and even the Dems who hate Hillary! aren’t going to abandon the rest of the ticket.

    What we need to do is work with the Democrats to send a message. Frustrated Republicans should all coalesce around a particular third-party candidate like the libertarian, and frustrated Dems should do the same around the Greens. Imagine what would happen if instead of both the GOP and Dem candidates receiving 60 million votes, it ended up something like the following:

    GOP – 45 million votes
    Dem – 45 million votes
    Libertarian – 16 million votes
    Greens – 16 million votes

    Yeah, one of the unacceptable big party candidates would still win, but at least the message would be sent and the winning candidate would have the lowest vote total since Ross Perot held Bill Clinton under 45 million in 1992. The silver lining is that the winning candidate would not be able to claim any sort of mandate.

    JVW (eabb2a)

  101. the claimant has made her claims under oath

    I don’t believe her

    I think she’s an opportunistic liar Mr. Leviticus

    she *may* have had her claims buttressed though

    she kinda seems like one of those what would

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  102. Leviticus, what would Trump want with an underage girl when he can buy himself as many overage Eastern European models as he wants? It doesn’t fit the MO.

    Ingot (e5bf64)

  103. My pithy comment is, “Apparently Mr. Comey didn’t want to have a mysterious weightlifting accident that crushed his throat.”

    Ingot (e5bf64)

  104. #NEVERTRUMP LOOKING PRETTY OLD AND BUSTED TODAY, AIN’T IT?

    Dystopia Max (76803a)

  105. yes indeed it is Mr. Max you are correct

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  106. and yet the clintons have been in power ever since perot’s fiasco.

    so go and do what you want but you only help the left stay entrenched even more. if clinton gets in again the current repubs will do even less to stop her than they did to stop obama.

    name one repub victory since repubs took over either house if congress? you know like something that lessens thew debt or lessens the overreach on our civil rights?

    yet Trump is who we throw under the bus and we paint as the one who caused all of the liberal repub and democrats crap since reagan.pathetic. i mean look at Patterico. its like a 5th column working against Trump. all because their guy didn’t win. I wish i had pushed a 3rd candidate when i was forced to accept Romney, mccain or Bush. But nope. I got in line.

    will not do that again. with all of the repub quislings i have learned my lesson. Its my guy/gal or no guy/gal.

    we are doomed. its seems like all side and all parties are working towards electing the clintons for a 3rd and 4th term.

    I really see know hope.

    John (20e1e6)

  107. dontcha hate it when that happens, it spoils the rest of your day.

    narciso (732bc0)

  108. Not really. Hillary still sucks; Trump still swallows. Still nothing to choose between them.

    nk (dbc370)

  109. M. Scott Eiland (1edade) — 7/5/2016 @ 9:57 am

    did she reiterate that lie in her interview with the FBI (which, IIRC, is a crime in and of itself even if not under oath)

    Only if she said it, not if one of her lawyers said it.

    did she retract it when questioned

    No, her lawyers probably conceded it, and offered a (probably false) explanation.

    I don’t believe any recordings or transcripts are made of FB interviews, so it would be hard anyway for anyone to determine exactly what she said in her FBI interview.

    , or did she retract it when questioned (meaning that she had admitted to the FBI that she had been repeatedly lying to the American people on the subject)? Would be nice if a reporter asked her that question to her, and to every one of her minions they can stick a microphone in the face of.

    Sammy Finkelman (09e4a9)

  110. Seriously, if all you wanted to do was elect someone who would ‘abide by the law in all its particulars’, you wouldn’t vote for a CEO, you’d vote for a company compliance officer. The law in the US is currently written and controlled by your enemies, and it will serve as an unyielding obstacle to any reform that could actually save the part of the United States that’s worth saving. Embrace the truth embodied in the third verse of the Star-Spangled Banner:

    “And where is that band who so vauntingly swore
    That the fires of war and the battle’s confusion
    A home and country should leave us no more?
    Now their blood has washed out their foul footsteps’ pollution
    And no refuge could save the hireling and slave
    From the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave

    The Star-Spangled Banner in triumph yet waves
    Oe’r the land of the free and the home of the brave!”

    Not a lot in there about legal precedent or respecting governing structures, maybe Francis Scott Key was one of those dirty populists.

    Dystopia Max (76803a)

  111. CLINTON GETS NEW, FBI-APPROVED CAMPAIGN SLOGAN: “I AM NOT A CROOK.”

    DCSCA (a343d5)

  112. FBI Director Comey said, No charges are appropriate in this case.

    He went on to say that Although there is evidence of potential violations of the statutes regarding the handling of classified information, our judgment is that no reasonable prosecutor would bring such a case.

    Since when did it become the FBI’s job to make recommendations based on their assumptions of how prosecutors would respond? Shouldn’t the FBI investigate allegations of wrongdoing and report their findings without trying to anticipate how reasonable prosecutors might react?

    It’s it the responsibility of Department of Justice prosecutors to take the information collected by federal investigators and decide to bring charges or not. Isn’t that why we separate investigative functions from prosecutorial decisions in the first place?

    ropelight (596f46)

  113. “He [Comey] confirms that about 800 emails contained information that was classified at the time it was sent, and another 2000 were up-classified since they were sent.

    He claims that the work-related emails that were deleted weren’t “intentionally” deleted in order to conceal them. He’s making an excuses as to why the lawyers deleted them.

    He’s now making the case that she negligently handled classified information and any reasonable person in her position should have known that.

    Now he’s claiming that despite the law-breaking, no reasonable prosecutor would bring charges.

    The cover-up is now finished.

    Fu*k Comey, fu*k the New Rome.

    Bizarrely, he claimed that in the future, they may prosecute people for exactly what Hillary did — but they’re not prosecuting hillary.

    It’s just a special “the law does not apply to this person” ruling.”

    http://ace.mu.nu/archives/364518.php

    Colonel Haiku (933076)

  114. http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/giant-meteor-of-death-hitting-earth-poll-voters-prefer-over-hillary-clinton-donald-trump

    Poll shows 13% of people polled say they prefer a giant meteor hitting the earth (and ending human civilization? Or just cancelling the election?) to either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton.

    http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/pdf/2015/PPP_Release_National_63016.pdf

    Q5 Who would you rather was President: Barack Obama or Donald Trump?

    Barack Obama………………………………………… 52%
    Donald Trump …………………………………………. 43%
    Not sure …………………………………………………. 6%

    [Interesting that they didn’t ask: Who would you rather was President: Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton? Barack Obama would have won in a landslide, or maybe did. It’s conspicuously missing from the released questions. The Public Policy Polling insitute is left wing according toe The Hill]

    Q6 The candidates for President are Democrat
    Hillary Clinton, Republican Donald Trump,
    Libertarian Gary Johnson, and Green Party
    candidate Jill Stein. If the election was today,
    who would you vote for?

    Hillary Clinton………………………………………….. 45%
    Donald Trump …………………………………………. 41%
    Gary Johnson …………………………………………. 5%
    Jill Stein …………………………………………………. 2%
    Undecided………………………………………………. 7%

    Q7 If you had to choose between just Democrat
    Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump,
    who would you vote for?
    Hillary Clinton………………………………………….. 48%
    Donald Trump …………………………………………. 44%
    Not sure …………………………………………………. 7%

    Q8 If the choices for President were Democrat
    Hillary Clinton, Republican Donald Trump, and
    a Giant Meteor hitting the earth which would
    you choose?

    Hillary Clinton………………………………………….. 43%
    Donald Trump …………………………………………. 38%
    Giant Meteor hitting the earth ……………………. 13%
    Not sure …………………………………………………. 7%

    Sammy Finkelman (09e4a9)

  115. Patterico:

    #43

    Joe-Dallas (debac0) — 7/5/2016 @ 8:34 am

    I agree. Comey must know it would be hard to get a jury to convict, no matter how clear the evidence was.

    But I would like to hear Patterico’s opinion on that point, since he’s a prosecutor.

    kishnevi (857e3e) — 7/5/2016 @ 8:55 am

    Patterico – your thoughts
    The second criteria to indict or not to indict is based on whether it will influence an election – any further thoughts?

    Joe-Dallas (debac0)

  116. Leviticus (efada1) — 7/5/2016 @ 10:32 am

    So there are the additional serious penalties right there, on top of the primary risk of a devastating countersuit.

    the person who made the allegations against Alan Dershowitz and Prince Andrew came off all right. But maybe there wasn’t an affidavit there. I don’t know. Was there?

    Sammy Finkelman (09e4a9)

  117. In any poll from Public Policy, you have to add 9 points to the Republican to get the real number. When they say the Republican is losing by 2, he wins by 7. Seriously, that’s their record. They are a Democrat push poll racket.

    nk (dbc370)

  118. yes, but smod’s been quite a tease lately, now are we talking deep impact or armageddon, it’s an important distinction,

    narciso (732bc0)

  119. “If he were smart about this, he could use this to his advantage.”

    Dana,

    Too short. He would also need a competent communications staff, a competent tactical staff, some sort of strategic vision and the money to implement whatever plan was chosen as most probably effective. His refusal to even minimally self fund a marginal operation provides a very understandable rationale for major donors to refuse to donate anything at all.

    Rick Ballard (ddb240)

  120. Remarks by FBI Director James B. Comey, as prepared in advance:

    https://www.fbi.gov/news/pressrel/press-releases/statement-by-fbi-director-james-b.-comey-on-the-investigation-of-secretary-hillary-clintons-use-of-a-personal-e-mail-system

    He says they are referring the case – the case of Secretary Clinton’s use of a personal e-mail system during her time as Secretary of State – to the Department of Justice for a prosecutive decision. He has not co-ordinated this, and they do not know what he is about to say. He is making public the sort of thing they would normally say in private to prpsecutors.

    Sammy Finkelman (09e4a9)

  121. So why did the IT guy need immunity? Time to call him back to Congress, right?

    crazy (fcf2fd)

  122. good question Mr. crazy

    disgraced FBI poofterboy James Comey didn’t mention that at all

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  123. In looking back at our investigations into mishandling or removal of classified information, we cannot find a case that would support bringing criminal charges on these facts. All the cases prosecuted involved some combination of: clearly intentional and willful mishandling of classified information; or vast quantities of materials exposed in such a way as to support an inference of intentional misconduct; or indications of disloyalty to the United States; or efforts to obstruct justice. We do not see those things here.

    In other words he’s saying: There’s no willful mishandling of classified information because this was a byproduct of her decision to secretly run all of her e-mails through her own private, secret e-mail system, not just e-mails containing classified information.

    And they don’t see any disloyalty to the United States (although I do, because of her forwarding Sydney Blumenthal’s memoes and asking for responses) and neither do they see efforts to obstruct justice.

    Well, they can’t, because justice was maybe successfully obstructed.

    the lawyers cleaned their devices in such a way as to preclude complete forensic recovery…[a]lthough we do not have complete visibility because we are not able to fully reconstruct the electronic record of that sorting, we believe our investigation has been sufficient to give us reasonable confidence there was no intentional misconduct in connection with that sorting effort.

    Nothing to see here. The lawyers could obviously have test run their searches so as to avoid finding some particularly incriminating e-mails, and if somebody remembered, they might have been deleted in 2013.

    Also: If you don’t know the quo, how are you going to recognize the quid as “work-related?”

    Sammy Finkelman (09e4a9)

  124. Contrary to Director Comey’s ridiculous statement any reasonable prosecutor would have brought charges against Hillary et al because she’s guilty as hell. The evidence proves it. Comey, who was touted far and wide as a man of impeccable integrity, has revealed himself to be just another stooge in the long list of stooges who’ve sacrificed their own integrity on the alter of Hillary’s lies.

    Comey replaces Susan Rice as the most recent stooge. Rice went on TV and told Hillary’s lies about a video tape that supposedly provoked the Benghazi attack – lies which Hillary repeated to the parents of dead Americans who died waiting for help that never came, help which Hillary refused to send.

    Now, Comey goes on TV and acknowledges Hillary’s mishandling of classified information, her blatant efforts to conceal official records from appropriate scrutiny, her attempts to obstruct investigations, and yet inexplicably Comey somehow against all reason and in direct rejection of the evidence his bureau collected, decides against recommending charges.

    James Comey is a disgrace to his profession and a traitor to the American people.

    ropelight (596f46)

  125. A couple other question. Has she stopped? Did they check? Are she and her co-conspirators eligible for security clearances and SAPs?

    crazy (fcf2fd)

  126. Well, hopefully President Trump will get both Comey and Hillary indicted, prosecuted and imprisoned.

    Fred Z (9ed538)

  127. America is sick.

    Cruz Supporter (102c9a)

  128. 119. crazy (fcf2fd) — 7/5/2016 @ 11:47 am

    So why did the IT guy need immunity? Time to call him back to Congress, right?

    They probably violated any number of minor laws in setting the system up – for one thing he was getting paid by the Clintons without reporting it. And then, even if something is not usually prosecuted, it could be.

    Comey says this investigation was into the question of whether there was a violationn of a federal statute making it a felony to mishandle classified information either intentionally or in a grossly negligent way; or a second statute making it a misdemeanor to knowingly remove classified information from appropriate systems or storage facilities.

    He concluded the mishandling of classified information was not intentional, and while there is evidence that Hillary Clinton and her aides were extremely careless in their handling of very sensitive, highly classified information, they’ve never prosecuted grossly negligent mishandling of classified information when it wasn’t intentional (or where you could have an inference that it was intentional) unless there were also indications of disloyalty to the United States or efforts to obstruct justice.

    Sammy Finkelman (88f52d)

  129. According to this, David Petraeus’ mishandling of classified information (his notebooks) was intentional – maybe because he was aware it was all classified. But here, the classified information was carried along in the wake of the other e-mails which were not classified.

    Sammy Finkelman (88f52d)

  130. I suspect her lawyers successfully graymailed the FBI by pointing out which other government officials (ie Obama, etc) involved in those 36 email threads were going to be deposed or called as defense witnesses. Comey was right that there is no precedent for her unprecedented conduct but wrong that it should be left to the voters to decide.

    crazy (fcf2fd)

  131. The Clintons probably found out that Director Comey visited a tranny brothel in Tijuana back in 1982. He doesn’t want to have his marriage compromised.

    Cruz Supporter (102c9a)

  132. crazy (fcf2fd) — 7/5/2016 @ 12:07 pm

    “That is what elections are for,” does not mean what we think it means.

    felipe (408c5f)

  133. Jennifer Griffin on FOX NEWS misreporting from the Clinton/Obama rally in Charlotte, North Carolina, said that Obama had a personal reason to enter the campaign because Donald Trump was the one who started the birther rumors against the President so this is very much personal to him.

    Which is a blatant lie. It was Hillary Clinton, Obama’s opponent in the 2008 presidential campaign who started the birther rumors against Obama. Although Trump did question Obama’s birth certificate it was much later and well after the election. Hillary’s campaign started the rumors.

    Let’s wait and see if Jennifer Griffin corrects herself, or if FOX is content to spread disinformation.

    ropelight (596f46)

  134. I don’t know why some of you conservatives aren’t getting on board with the Clinton Bandwagon. She’s not all that bad — is she?

    Cruz Supporter (102c9a)

  135. The case is closed. Go to lunch. (YouTube)

    Read all Garrison as Clinton.

    papertiger (c2d6da)

  136. Only hillarys iraq war vote for personel gain is left to disqualify her now. The bernie supporters will see if they can support a war criminal.

    rodan (53f5c5)

  137. Here’s Comey at the office in Nov. (YouTube)

    papertiger (c2d6da)

  138. I guess now that hillary will not be indicted before the election, you can really rip into Trump to sink his chances. No sense having a business man who knows how to game the system when we can have an honest to goodness crooked politician, traitor, liar and murderer. And, once hillary is president she can pardon herself for all the crimes she previously committed and she will be as pure as the wind driven snow. Maybe she’ll pardon wjc while she’s at it too.
    After all info she sold, the uranium she took bribes for imagine how much she can make as president selling out the country. She won’t be poor the next time she leaves the white house. She should end up a multi billionaire. So, much more info available to sell as president.

    Jim (a9b7c7)

  139. By tomorrow there’s little doubt Hillary will repeat that she never sent or received any emails marked classified.

    Pts (ce7fc3)

  140. Could we have two worse people running for President? Both outrageous liars that outdo others in a profession filled with outrageous liars.

    Ghost Rider (577e96)

  141. Manipulating the media is the way to stop the madness.
    The advertisers will listen to phone calls, unlike the hacks in D.C.
    Boycotting through social media can spread quick. Do you have the balls to look elsewhere for your needed product?

    mg (31009b)

  142. What do you mean lie? The tweet starting out with a sheriff’s being neutered into a circle of trust that’s a pretty accurate portrait of current events.

    papertiger (c2d6da)

  143. Sheriff’s badge being morphed into a circle of trust, through arm twisting and coercion by the ruthlessly stupid.

    Sorry hit send too quick.

    papertiger (c2d6da)

  144. I wish i had pushed a 3rd candidate when i was forced to accept Romney, mccain or Bush. But nope. I got in line.

    So if I understand your line of logic here, because you made a mistake back in 2012 you are going to demand that we make the same mistake in 2016? I mean, I could support your point if you had written, “I’m glad I supported the GOP candidate even when I wasn’t too thrilled with him,” but that’s not what you wrote. You instead expressed regret that you were a loyal GOP voter, yet are demanding that we show your guy the same loyalty that you now lament. No thanks, pal.

    JVW (eabb2a)

  145. On twitter, somebody noted one precedent:

    https://twitter.com/PhiloTMcGiffen/status/750350782025830400/photo/1

    (Indictment and simultaneous plea bargain averted by pardon from President Clinton January 20, 2001. In that case, you coiuld argue the information stored on a home computer was 100% classified. ]

    Sammy Finkelman (643dcd)

  146. http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/437479/fbi-rewrites-federal-law-let-hillary-hook

    Quite true. The words “grossly negligent” have been stricken from the law, unless there are suspicions of other crime or bad intentions. Not that anybody would want all laws, enforced to the hilt (with the possible exception of Senator Jeff Sessions.)

    Sammy Finkelman (643dcd)

  147. Hillary’s cat (jpg)

    I guess I showed her. Take that red queen! In the neck.

    BTW if you repeat this and some huffpo cretin sees it, Clinton is ruthless enough that the cat will end up dead in a barbell accident. I don’t want that to happen. Control yourself.

    With retweet comes great responsibility.

    papertiger (c2d6da)

  148. well it’s a little like blofeld,

    https://pjmedia.com/richardfernandez/2016/07/05/thriving-in-chaos/

    narciso (732bc0)

  149. papertiger (c2d6da) — 7/5/2016 @ 1:23 pm (Edit)

    You know there’s a whole website devoted to these critters, though it seems that it has been mostly dormant the past two years.

    JVW (eabb2a)

  150. Scooter Libby needed to be prosecuted even though Richard Armitage was the culprit and every foreign spy had already photographed Valerie Plame’s car entering CIA headquarters at Langley, but Hillary intentionally exposing Top Secret documents on an unsecured server which was easily hacked by Russia, China, Saudi Arabia and who knows whom else is just not a very big deal.
    Stop being so conservative you conservative conservatives!
    Besides, we should share info with Russia, China, and the House of Saud.
    After all, sharing is a good quality!

    Cruz Supporter (102c9a)

  151. http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2016/07/05/why_does_hillary_s_lack_of_proven_intent_matter_in_the_eyes_of_the_law

    Rush Limbaugh thinks peole were being played:

    http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2016/07/05/don_t_be_depressed_over_hillary_clinton_skating_on_the_email_scandal_it_s_now_up_to_trump_and_the_gop_to_make_the_case

    Now, there is a parallel investigation Comey didn’t talk about and that’s into the Clinton Crime Family Foundation. That was another aspect of the Clinton-Lynch meeting that people were saying, “Wait a minute now, he’s under investigation, too, what the heck’s going on?” Same thing, folks. I wouldn’t expect anything to come of that, like nothing was gonna ever come of this. I can’t tell you the number of times, and I’m sure it happened to you, too, no matter where you go people ask you, “Do you think Hillary’s gonna be indicted?” A lot of people thought, “I think they’re gonna get her. This is serious stuff. This is playing with fire. This is national security. It’s top secret information.”

    And it’s like every other time. They get all hopped up, all anticipatory, all thinking this is gonna be the time, this is gonna be it.” And I think the Clintons actually have a playbook strategy. I think one of the things they relish doing is using instances like this to get people on our side all hopped up and eager and excited, thinking that there’s gonna be an actual, in this case indictment or some form of punishment, and they always skate, and people get deflated and depressed and they throw their hands up and despair and say, “I’m through with it. I’m finished. I don’t care. It doesn’t matter what I do. It doesn’t matter how I vote. They’re gonna win no matter what we do,” blah, blah, blah.

    And that’s their objective, is to dispirit you, depress you, and to have you thinking there’s nothing that can be done to beat them. They just have an answer or a way to slither out of virtually everything. But I do think we were played. I spent a lot of time on Friday detailing why. And it has come to pass.

    Let’s go through some of the things here that Comey said. There is evidence that they were extremely careless. “No evidence of intent to violate law, but evidence of carelessness with classified material.” I always thought that intent was irrelevant. “Officer, I didn’t intend to speed. I just wasn’t paying attention.” Oh, really? Okay, you weren’t trying. Well, then forget that I stopped you.

    Sammy Finkelman (643dcd)

  152. I think maybe it’s more to gte people to think: “Nobody has to do anything – it will all take care of itself, and Hillary Clinton will be out of politics. Same thing with her denying that she had decided to run for president.

    Sammy Finkelman (643dcd)

  153. What Obama and the Clintons have done to the Rule of Law is awful but expected. So how will Trump change it?

    I guess one way he could change it is by being a principled conservative who values the Rule of Law and has stood up for it his entire adult life, but he hasn’t. In fact, he brags about how smart he has been in playing the system. So that dog won’t hunt.

    Another way Trump could change it is simply by being a Republican. The Democrats will suddenly remember how much they love the Rule of Law when a Republican is in the White House. Of course, Trump can decide he likes the way political elites operate and side with them, as he did in Iowa on ethanol and Chief Justice Roberts did in the ObamaCare decision. So that’s the risk we take with Trump.

    Maybe it’s a reasonable risk — after all, desperate people take desperate risks — but it would be nice to talk about the risks beforehand. It’s clear that discussion is not welcome here. So be it.

    DRJ (15874d)

  154. Yeah. If you google “Cats that look like Hillary” it’s the first ping.

    papertiger (c2d6da)

  155. What Obama and the Clintons have done to the Rule of Law is awful but expected. So how will Trump change it?

    It will be the only taste of justice she is ever likely to receive.

    Don’t vote for the lessor of two weavils, but rather as a rebuke to Rex lex.

    papertiger (c2d6da)

  156. yes, shocked about gambling, yadda yadda.

    http://city-journal.org/html/bastards-privilege-14604.html

    narciso (732bc0)

  157. The grand experiment is dead. The MiniTru controls all.

    When Comey states there were 800 emails with classified markings on them, but that “no prosecutor would move forward with charges” (or whatever mealy-mouthed words he used) there is no law in the land. There is certainly no honor in this government.

    Anyone convicted of espionage or national security violations should be busy reviewing their cases now and demanding they be exonerated. This is beyond disgusting.

    Why should I, or anyone else, obey any “laws” when the criminals in positions of government power don’t have to? We are no longer a nation of laws based on equal justice for all, but a collection of political whims structured to further entrench the party apparatachiks over the proles.

    This entire disgusting kabuki theater certainly makes Fawkes a more sympathetic character….

    Pete (ceb4bf)

  158. The argument for no indictment that FBI Director James B. Comey used probably originated with Hillary Clinton’s lawyers.

    Sammy Finkelman (643dcd)

  159. Comey should have gave her a 4 game suspension.

    mg (31009b)

  160. if you’re concerned about the rule of law then the candidate what’s repeatedly and forcefully nailing his opponent to the wall for being a dangerously above-the-law criminal skank would probably be your best bet

    or you support the dangerously above-the-law criminal skank

    it’s a real thought puzzle

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  161. So Comey says the violations of the law don’t warrant prosecution because there is no precedent for her unprecedented conduct. OK, but has she stopped hosting and exchanging classified information that others send to her? Or does she now follow the required procedures, equipment and facilities for the exchange of classified and other sensitive government information?

    crazy (fcf2fd)

  162. Nah. I know what is and is not slander, and it’s not slander to note repeatedly that Donald Trump has been accused, in a federal civil complaint, of violently raping a thirteen year-old girl.

    I didn’t say you slandered Trump, Leviticus, I said “needn’t act like a slanderous leftist” because that’s what you’re acting like.

    I am going to keep repeating it, because I want you to think about it.

    Who do you think you are, my mother? You want me “to think about it”? Screw you. I’ll think about what I want to think about.

    Do you think the accuser is lying? If so, why? There are serious penalties for falsifying an accusation of rape – why do you think she would risk them?

    Do you think Trump is a child rapist? If so, why? There are serious penalties for raping children – why do you think he would risk them?

    Is it unthinkable that the allegations are true, given Trump’s history of mistreating women and his statements about women?

    Does it follow that if a person “mistreats” a woman or makes lousy statements that he becomes a child rapist?

    I want you to own your chosen candidate.

    You know very well I was a Cruz supporter You know very well I didn’t “choose” Trump. By saying I did you are lying. I have never cast a vote for Trump in my life. Trump was the last man standing and for many not their choice.

    I am going to continue to remind you that the candidate you are supporting is accused of violently raping a thirteen year-old girl.
    Leviticus (efada1) — 7/5/2016 @ 9:20 am

    Then I’m going to continue remind you the alternative to Trump is a Nazi or a commie. You already see what she is doing to the law to get elected. Wait till she is in office for the real show to begin.

    Rev. Hoagie® (0f4ef6)

  163. BTW, Leviticus, don’t you think there is any possible reason a person would accuse a billionaire running for President of rape or any crime for that matter? Think $$$$$$$$$$$$$

    Rev. Hoagie® (0f4ef6)

  164. i don’t think Mr. Trump’s a kiddie raper lol that’s a complete misnomer!

    I think he’s a plum lolly and a cock of the walk both

    crispy on the outside tender on the inside

    and a True American to boot

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  165. I always thought Leviticus was our token liberal we keep around to show the decent sort of high minded tolerant type we are.

    Live and learn.

    papertiger (c2d6da)

  166. Instead of standing up for the Rule of Law, Trump has shown us he will stand up for Majority Rule. The GOP won’t be the party that stands for limited government for all, it will be the party for blue collar grievances.

    Instead of stopping the liberal agenda, Trump helps the Democratic Party’s efforts to politicize America as a nation of identity politics instead of individuals.

    DRJ (15874d)

  167. You realize that Comey was the guy who sent Martha Stewart to jail for lying to an investigator, the same charge that got Scooter Libby. For someone who did that to turn around and say that “no one would prosecute” for at least 8 felonies (mishandling TS information) is beyond belief.

    He should be impeached. Today. He’d never be convicted, but the trial would bring out ALL the (redacted) evidence, and the AG and Comey’s agents would have to testify under oath. Be interesting to see them take the Fifth. Make for interesting TV in October.

    Kevin M (25bbee)

  168. Tolerant types? Did you really just say that? Patterico is the tolerant one.

    DRJ (15874d)

  169. Instead of standing up for the Rule of Law, Trump has shown us he will stand up for Majority Rule.

    Well, that’s something at least. The current lot don’t even stand for that.

    Kevin M (25bbee)

  170. This is the game of the liberals; while the former Secretary of State gave away the farm to foreign hackers, they want to discuss last minute sexual improprieties against the other team that went unremembered for the past 20 years. (LOL)

    Cruz Supporter (102c9a)

  171. I agree, Kevin M. Making an example of someone is what the DOJ does, or used to do. Now it’s confirmed that examples are only for Republicans.

    DRJ (15874d)

  172. Talking about Trump should be the point because he is the man the Republicans have chosen to stand up and stop this kind of travesty.

    Can he do it? Will he do it? Every person here should be asking those questions instead of berating people who ask them.

    DRJ (15874d)

  173. them ones what lurv them some wiggle giggles some jesus some Sarah Palin and some chik fil a sammiches

    what despise gay marriagings and bathroom trannies

    what revere them some teddy-pie and his sainted daughter of missionaries sacky

    they’re just as much an identity group as black people or minimum wagers or santa’s elves

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  174. Well, that’s officially it. There’s a nice symmetry, I must admit.

    The New States of America was born on July 5, 2016.

    I bet she wasn’t even sworn. This, was the true fix. She either admitted her crime, or she would have created one by covering it up – see Armitage.

    Anyway, I guess it’s a plus that Comey did not find a legal tax to implement in his investigation.

    And Elie wondered how horrors could be countenanced by a decent people. We have new meaning for “Never again!” Never again will the world know such freedoms as the first republic of the USA enjoyed.

    Ed from SFV (3400a5)

  175. Not sure why this is suprising; the fix was in some time ago and was made all but explicit a few days ago when the Attorney General announced she would support the recomendation of the FBI. Duh, she already knew what that recommendation was.

    Our experiment in self-government is almost at an end

    Pons Asinorum (68cfb9)

  176. Once again, that is a personal attack on me and my beliefs. You can’t seem to stop yourself, happyfeet. I am sorry you are filled with so much hate, and I hope you can someday get past it.

    DRJ (15874d)

  177. I agree, Ed. It is nice symmetry and well said.

    DRJ (15874d)

  178. At the end of the day, you Lawyers are all fucking cowards.

    From Snowe to Roberts, Kennedy to Comey.

    Add SCOTUS and FBI to list of filth filled Agencies with no interest in justice.

    Burn it all down and pack it it in as best as possible.

    Rodney King's Spirit (e2dd8e)

  179. At the end of the day, you Lawyers are all phaaaaking cowards.

    From Snowe to Roberts, Kennedy to Comey.

    Add SCOTUS and FBI to list of filth filled Agencies with no interest in justice.

    Burn it all down and pack it it in as best as possible.

    Rodney King's Spirit (e2dd8e)

  180. Anyone know where I can purchase a flag with 50 bananas instead of stars?

    mg (31009b)

  181. Don’t know about the banana flag, but there is a dildo ISIS flag that might be fitting as well.

    TheNaBr (0c7c2f)

  182. Tolerant types? Did you really just say that? Patterico is the tolerant one.

    DRJ (15874d) — 7/5/2016 @ 3:17 pm

    What? I shouldn’t put on airs. Mind me place. and I’m begging your pardon.

    But still when calls for the odd duck to be voted ‘off the island’ are posited, as it were, it’s not Hoagie, happyfeet, or any of the Trumpers, doing the campaigning.

    One of my favorite things about Pat’s tolerance – just a few days ago with Gus as an example – the stranger pops in for that one chance to speak his mind, to give us the full measure of whatever is bothering them, and the anticipation of the bannin/othering/silencin they are sure will follow from past experience everywhere else, they try and stuff all of their angst into that one comment.

    The chagrin of the next day when they see their comment is still there, I can imagine that moment in my mind, and it tastes delicious, so to speak.

    papertiger (c2d6da)

  183. what else has nice symmetry is snowflakes

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  184. “I may be alone in saying this, but when the proverbial dust settles, James Comey may have hurt Hillary Clinton more than he helped her in his statement Tuesday concerning the Grand Email Controversy. He may have let her off the hook legally, but personally he has left the putative Democratic candidate scarred almost beyond recognition.

    By getting out in front of the Justice Department, the FBI director, speaking publicly in an admittedly unusual fashion, was able to frame the case in a manner that Attorney General Loretta Lynch in all probability never would have.

    Read this portion of Comey’s transcript and ask yourself how this person (Clinton) could ever serve successfully as president of the United States:

    Although there is evidence of potential violations of the statutes regarding the handling of classified information, our judgment is that no reasonable prosecutor would bring such a case. Prosecutors necessarily weigh a number of factors before bringing charges. There are obvious considerations, like the strength of the evidence, especially regarding intent. Responsible decisions also consider the context of a person’s actions, and how similar situations have been handled in the past.
    In looking back at our investigations into mishandling or removal of classified information, we cannot find a case that would support bringing criminal charges on these facts. All the cases prosecuted involved some combination of: clearly intentional and willful mishandling of classified information; or vast quantities of materials exposed in such a way as to support an inference of intentional misconduct; or indications of disloyalty to the United States; or efforts to obstruct justice. We do not see those things here.

    To be clear, this is not to suggest that in similar circumstances, a person who engaged in this activity would face no consequences. To the contrary, those individuals are often subject to security or administrative sanctions. But that is not what we are deciding now…”

    — Roger Simon

    https://pjmedia.com/diaryofamadvoter/2016/07/05/did-comey-destroy-hillary-by-exonerating-her/

    Colonel Haiku (933076)

  185. I do not agree with Roger Simon’s ‘cup half full’ statement.

    I see how people digest the news. They read the headlines, they don’t listen to the speeches.

    End of the day people only see. Hillary Clinton NOT Indicted

    TheNaBr (0c7c2f)

  186. The Clinton Bureau of Investigation also controls the FAA flight schedules.

    mg (31009b)

  187. at the top of the National Soros Radio web page right now

    nope there’s not a story about how sniveling coward James Comey failed to do his job

    nonono… *this* is the top news of the day:

    Why President Obama Campaigning For Clinton Is Historic

    Looking back at the last century of presidents, none has strongly campaigned for his chosen successor.

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  188. Crooked Hillary Clinton NOT Indicted

    You’re welcome.

    papertiger (c2d6da)

  189. Hillary Clinton NOT Indicted

    Rather “Hillary exonerated”

    Kevin M (25bbee)

  190. “Do you think Trump is a child rapist? If so, why? There are serious penalties for raping children – why do you think he would risk them?”

    – Hoagie

    At this point? Yeah, I suspect that he is. I don’t know for sure, and it hasn’t been proven, but in my opinion it’s more likely than not in view of the (long string of) sexual assault allegations against him.

    Again: this person knew from the outset that she was going to have to prove some extremely outrageous claims. There is no way that Trump is going to settle this suit. Can you imagine the message that would send? So that whole “money motive” canard is lazy, lazy thinking, insofar as it overlooks the fact that SHE WOULD HAVE TO PROVE HER CASE in order to collect. And she would have to go through absolute litigation hell in order to even attempt to prove her case. You don’t step into an arena like federal court, with a defendant like Donald “I have absolutely no morals” Trump, without some serious ammunition at your disposal.

    Like sworn affidavits from eyewitnesses, for starters.

    Why do I think Trump would risk it? Because he is a sadistic, power-mad, thoroughly insecure man-child with a desire to inflict his will on the powerless. He has basically admitted as much in various interviews throughout his career. In my opinion, he has shown that believes himself to be immune from the consequences that apply to little people, including criminal consequences for criminal acts.

    Your turn. Why do you think the claimant is lying?

    Leviticus (efada1)

  191. Trump could still prosecute. I have to say — and I am sure the feeling will pass — but much more of this crap and I’ll pull the level for Trump. Senile Yosemite Sam has got to be better than these weasels.

    Kevin M (25bbee)

  192. pajamas media has some really good pasta recipes

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  193. *lever. Although it’s a little inky thing here, really.

    Kevin M (25bbee)

  194. I also expect that if Trump somehow takes the lead in this campaign, this same DoJ will bring charges against him for something. Anything. Bet you they have people working it right now.

    Kevin M (25bbee)

  195. Isn’t politics great?
    Patterico (86c8ed) – 7/5/2016 @ 7:08 am

    I find your politics interesting. Hillary is allowed to skate; given a clean bill of health by the director of the FBI. Your response? Two sentences followed by a change of topic to what might happen with Iran should Trump be elected.

    Nice segue. Who cares about Hillary anyway? Except… If you succeed in convincing others to spurn Trump, she will be our next president. I suppose to some, making sure that happens is the most important thing.

    Anon Y. Mous (9e4c83)

  196. THE ELECTION WILL PROBABLY TURN ON HOW MANY PEOPLE HAVE THIS REACTION:

    https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/237930/

    Colonel Haiku (933076)

  197. I feel like I’m halfway to a f^%$ you vote. I’ve already gotten there for John McCain. Why can’t HE have a tranny running against him!?

    TheNaBr (0c7c2f)

  198. It certainly appears to be a travismockasham of the highest order,
    that said,
    I totally disagree with the idea that anyone here is down on Trump principally because “their guy lost”,
    people are down on Trump because he is a terrible candidate.
    This morning while waiting for my car to be finished at the shop,
    I saw a commercial against Trump centered on his mocking of the disabled journalist,
    It’s like, “How could anyone ever vote for a person who would do something like that?”
    The number of people who will say, “Easy, Clinton is worse.” will not be enough, I fear.

    Still hoping there is a “poison pill” in this per Simon.

    MD in Philly (f9371b)

  199. Mocking a disabled journalist is like a breath of fresh air these days.

    TheNaBr (0c7c2f)

  200. chance are that commercial was produced by some disaffected harvardtrash (or harvardtrash sympathizing) republicans

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  201. *chances* are i mean

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  202. Uh, happyfeet, I hate to break it to you.

    Harvard is a college. There are no more conservatives on college campuses.

    TheNaBr (0c7c2f)

  203. well lets be blunt, the slaughter enabled by fast and furious was covered up, the assasination of an american official by al queda was covered up, the triage of the veterans was swept aside, boko haram was allowed to rise, because of her unlimited avarice, and they hid the consequences of this, through the stupid hashtag stunt, so in that light, it’s near beer,

    narciso (732bc0)

  204. pervy mitt romney and

    trashy ben sasse

    doorbells and sleigh bells

    and schnitzel with noodles

    kristol’s pal david french

    waits in the wings

    these are a nevertrump’s favorite things

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  205. Fast and Furious was just a misunderstanding. Guns went for a walk to Mexico for a little R&R. But they’re firearms so it’s called F&F.

    Benghazi – You can’t disagree that there was a video, ’nuff said.

    VA Hospitals – 2 things. 1. There’s just clearly no enough money in the system. 2. Vets love free healthcare, that’s why it’s a perfect model for the rest of the country.

    Boko haram – Why you gotta be racist?

    TheNaBr (0c7c2f)

  206. the razorbacks have gotten away with everything for 20 years, they conversely have thrown a spanner into the works for anybody who tried to change things, inspector dreyfus was a party to that,

    narciso (732bc0)

  207. Your turn. Why do you think the claimant is lying?

    Leviticus (efada1) — 7/5/2016 @ 4:04 pm

    What claimant? Got a name?

    papertiger (c2d6da)

  208. ms. Hillary will not take away our mechanical genital simulators

    or is that simulators?

    nothing else matters

    god bless you mr. The Donald for making ms. Hillary our next president

    nobody kareslol (dbc370)

  209. lets trust these same officials with more of our rights

    https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/114/hr5611/text##pq=XfP3y3

    narciso (732bc0)

  210. stimulators

    nobody kareslol (dbc370)

  211. her name is pickles gillywizzle Mr. tiger

    and Mr. Trump done his dirty bidness on her

    forty years ago today

    underneath the mum-mum trees in her mother’s garden

    and she just remembered, having chanced upon a mysterious scent on sale at the tranny target what remindered her of them mum-mum trees

    and nobody gonna stand betwixt her and a double scoop of justice in a sugar cone

    nobody

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  212. So that whole “money motive” canard is lazy, lazy thinking, insofar as it overlooks the fact that SHE WOULD HAVE TO PROVE HER CASE in order to collect.

    No. She won’t, because the Democrats only need her to keep the case alive until November.

    The accusations may be true, but at this point the skepticism shown by Hoagie and papertiger is justified.

    kishnevi (18dae1)

  213. Rule of law is effectively dead in the United States.

    Buy more ammo. Lots and lots of ammo.

    Texit.

    Rusty Bill (ad1f26)

  214. “I saw a commercial against Trump centered on his mocking of the disabled journalist”

    Clinton and her superpacs are cheating by spending millions upon millions on ads featuring Trump himself in order to establish his image even before the conventions. I’ve read there have been 20,000 airings of commercials in battleground states already while Clinton and her pacs continue to rake in money at an accelerating rate.

    Limbaugh barks but the Clinton’s MoveOn.

    Rick Ballard (ddb240)

  215. Your turn. Why do you think the claimant is lying?
    Leviticus (efada1) — 7/5/2016 @ 4:04 pm

    I don’t know if she’s lying or not, Leviticus. Perhaps she’s telling the truth. Perhaps she’s working for the Hillary! people. Or as I said, looking for the big payoff. People do stupid things or lawyers would be out of business. You seem absolutely, positively sure Trump is guilty yet you know as much as the rest of us therefore you don’t know. In your ignorance you keep repeating your slogan over and over knowing it pollutes the atmosphere around the topic. So the appearance of impropriety is worse than anything. And that helps Hillary!.

    I was more PO’d that you unjustly said Trump is my candidate of choice when nothing could be further from the truth. Not only have I found myself between a rock and a hard place once again regarding candidates but the people on my side try and insult me because I’m there.

    Do you think it’s easy for a old line die hard conservative like me to face having to vote for a New York liberal idiot or a lying, thieving neocommunist pig? But I keep thinking the old adage: “All evil needs to win is for good men to do nothing” and I realize I can’t not vote, I can’t throw away my vote on a third party looser so I have to vote for the least evil or the ultimate evil wins.

    I’m not happy to be in this spot, Leviticus, especially after the fraudulent miscarriage of justice we witnessed today knowing with her at the helm this is just the beginning, and I really don’t need my allies making it worse.

    Rev. Hoagie® (0f4ef6)

  216. We had to twist Rev’s arm.

    Like a pretzel.

    papertiger (c2d6da)

  217. “Trump’s a man of institutions.”
    This is a good euphemism for “Trump should be in an institution.”

    Nick M. (63e1a7)

  218. And Hillary! should be in Leavenworth. At this point what difference does it make?

    Rev. Hoagie® (0f4ef6)

  219. All the Great Ones are dead, my friends. Stalin, Hitler, Mao, Pol Pot, Ho Chi Minh — the strong leaders who shaped the 20th century.

    What do we have now? An aragula-munching Mau Mau who refuses to enforce the immigration laws. An old frump who violates federal regulatins about email servers. A huckster who huckstered would-be hucksters by selling them a get-rich-quick scheme that was a make-me-richer scheme. Seriously? Will these clowns even be a footnote in history?

    SMH

    nobody kareslol (dbc370)

  220. I always thought Leviticus was our token liberal we keep around to show the decent sort of high minded tolerant type we are.

    Live and learn.
    papertiger (c2d6da) — 7/5/2016 @ 3:05 pm

    LOL – he is a millenial hipster who pretends to ooze wisdom and class beyond his years. As soon as Patterico and others made their stand irt Trump he began cozying up to them by lauding them for their principles. Given his past utterances the idea that he wouldn’t pull the lever for Hillary is laughable. This is his moment – to feel that he can sway votes in furtherance of the Democrat agenda.

    He is a distraction at best. What I do wonder is how strongly the people who cannot vote for Trump feel about keeping the GOP in the majority for the house and senate. I don’t spend nearly as much time on the blogs as I used to so I may have missed some of those sentiments.

    My kids are all in their late twenties/early thirties (none who can stand Trump) – their impression is that a lot of their age group — particularly the Bernie supporters will be more motivated to stay home or write in Bernie after the Comey announcement. That’s about as scientific as the climate change evidence but thought their views were interesting all the same.

    vor2 (494009)

  221. Children and simpletons are always looking for a panacea, a quick fix for complicated problems in the form of an enlightened leader. Last 2 elections they voted for the pied piper’s promise of Hope and Change, this time around most of them lined up behind and old socialist windbag only to see the wicked witch vanquish their savior.

    Now, after FBI Director Comey laid out the case against Hillary for gross violations of security protocols young adult lemmings will have to make a choice: stay home and skip the national costume party; or follow Hillary off the cliff.

    ropelight (596f46)

  222. Children learn from there elders, ropelight. If they didn’t learn, we failed.

    Steve57 (ecac13)

  223. * their elders.

    Steve57 (ecac13)

  224. Now, after FBI Director Comey laid out the case against Hillary for gross violations of security protocols young adult lemmings will have to make a choice: stay home and skip the national costume party; or follow Hillary off the cliff.
    ropelight (596f46) — 7/6/2016 @ 8:39 am

    If you haven’t learned by now, ropelight, you will never learn. Those “young adult lemmings” are democrats and just like they turned out for Obama they will turn out for Chairlady Mao. Unlike Republicans, democrats always turn out to vote for their team even if the team leader is Hitler.

    Rev. Hoagie® (0f4ef6)

  225. In one way it really is not surprising,
    didn’t essentially anyone in the administration who interacted with Clinton know this long ago?
    No one cared,they not only think that they are above the law,
    they have plenty of evidence to back their claim.

    MD in Philly (f9371b)

  226. Leviticus (efada1) — 7/5/2016 @ 4:04 pm

    Leviticus the wise has gone full tabloid. His girl Hill’s spouse goes on junkets with pal to sexaways with underage women = uber patriot. Merely sees a picture of Trump — “that man is a rapist i just know it.”
    When the millenials hook up with Miss Cleo it never turns out well….

    vor2 (494009)

  227. vor2 (494009) — 7/7/2016 @ 2:25 am
    No, vor2
    Levi, closer to the truth
    than you.

    felipe (408c5f)

  228. NOPE. felipe Wrong.

    Former President Bill Clinton was a much more frequent flyer on a registered sex offender’s infamous jet than previously reported, with flight logs showing the former president taking at least 26 trips aboard the “Lolita Express” — even apparently ditching his Secret Service detail for at least five of the flights, according to records obtained by FoxNews.com.

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    Clinton’s presence aboard Jeffrey Epstein’s Boeing 727 on 11 occasions has been reported, but flight logs show the number is more than double that, and trips between 2001 and 2003 included extended junkets around the world with Epstein and fellow passengers identified on manifests by their initials or first names, including “Tatiana.” The tricked-out jet earned its Nabakov-inspired nickname because it was reportedly outfitted with a bed where passengers had group sex with young girls.

    “Bill Clinton … associated with a man like Jeffrey Epstein, who everyone in New York, certainly within his inner circles, knew was a pedophile,” said Conchita Sarnoff, of the Washington, D.C. based non-profit Alliance to Rescue Victims of Trafficking, and author of a book on the Epstein case called “TrafficKing.” “Why would a former president associate with a man like that?”

    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/05/13/flight-logs-show-bill-clinton-flew-on-sex-offenders-jet-much-more-than-previously-known.html

    papertiger (c2d6da)

  229. Who is Jeff Epstein? He’s Bill Clinton’s pimp.

    The difference between Levi’s rumor and spite for the country that birthed him, and vor2’s assertion, vor2 has the facts on his side.

    All Levi has is a rumor featuring Bill Clinton’s pimp.

    papertiger (c2d6da)

  230. Hillary is probably thinking of how she can sneak Epstein into a cabinet position. Maybe dept of edu, so Epstein will have access to fresh employees.

    papertiger (c2d6da)


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