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Hillary Clinton, Liar: “We turned over everything that was work related. Every single thing.”

Filed under: General — Dana @ 5:39 pm

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“What I did was legally permitted, number one, first and foremost,” she said Tuesday.

“We turned everything that was work related, every single thing. “

She added that in “retrospect” it had not turned out to be convenient to have the private server during her years as secretary of State.

“I regret that this has become a cause celebre. But that does not change the facts and no matter what anybody tries to say, the facts are stubborn,” she said.

“I know there is a certain level of anxiety or interest in this, but the facts are the facts.”

Asked if the server, which has been turned over to the Department of Justice, had been wiped clean, Clinton initially shurgged and later joked: “Like with a cloth or something?”

“I don’t know how it works digitally at all,” she added.


The FBI may be able to recover at least some data from Hillary Clinton’s private email server even though there was an attempt to wipe it, two sources with direct knowledge of the process told NBC News on Tuesday.

According to the State Dept., of the emails processed so far, 305 have been flagged as possibly containing top secret information.

The presser was cut short by an irate Clinton, but not before she claimed:

“If it were a government account, they would be saying the same thing,” she said. “Everybody’s acting like this is the first time this has ever happened. It happens all the time.”

The key takeaway, she insisted, is: “Whether it was a personal account or a government account, I did not send classified material, and I did not receive any material that was marked or designated classified.”

You can watch the full 5 minute press conference here. Kudos to Ed Henry of FOX News for digging in and showing the MSM how to get the job done.


Hey Guys

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 7:40 am

I’ve been gone for a while. What did I miss?

Professional Football Player Returns His Kids’ Participation Trophies…Need To Earn A Real Trophy

Filed under: General — Dana @ 6:31 am

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James Harrison of the Pittsburgh Steelers isn’t a fan of those participation trophies designed to make everyone feel like a winner when they really haven’t “won” anything, especially when it comes to his own kids:

I came home to find out that my boys received two trophies for nothing, participation trophies! While I am very proud of my boys for everything they do and will encourage them till the day I die, these trophies will be given back until they EARN a real trophy. I’m sorry I’m not sorry for believing that everything in life should be earned and I’m not about to raise two boys to be men by making them believe that they are entitled to something just because they tried their best…cause sometimes your best is not enough, and that should drive you to want to do better…not cry and whine until somebody gives you something to shut u up and keep you happy.

After the Steelers game on Sunday, Harrison confirmed to a fan that he had indeed returned the trophies.

Those hit hardest by Harrison’s public stand? Trophy makers:

“Recently it’s been rather trendy to be negative toward participation awards and to blame them for kids feeling entitled or not learning to be competitive,’’ Ristau told USA TODAY Sports on Monday. “But what’s really causing that? Is it really a participation award or the environment they’re living in?

“You know, entitlement predates participation awards.”


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