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Dirtiest Campaign Indeed: Fox Business Network Anchor Appears To Have Tweeted Personal Info Of Trump Accuser

Filed under: General — Dana @ 5:38 pm

[guest post by Dana]

Yesterday, the New York Times published a story about two women who claim that Donald Trump touched them inappropriately. Today, Fox Business Network anchor Lou Dobbs, who is an ardent Trump supporter, helped doxx one of the women in the story.

Dobbs, who has has 793,000 followers on Twitter, re-tweeted a claim that Jessica Leeds allegedly has ties to the Clinton foundation. The tweet apparently included Leeds’ address and telephone number.

Ironically, Dobb’s added a message of his own to the re-tweet:

This is the dirtiest campaign in our history.

Dobbs later apologized to Leeds:



Rasmussen: Trump Back on Top!

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 9:30 am

It’s a Trumpy poll — but if you’re Donald Trump today, you take your good news wherever you can find it:

The full results from Sunday night’s debate are in, and Donald Trump has come from behind to take the lead over Hillary Clinton.

The latest Rasmussen Reports White House Watch national telephone and online survey shows Trump with 43% support among Likely U.S. Voters to Clinton’s 41%. Yesterday, Clinton still held a four-point 43% to 39% lead over Trump, but that was down from five points on Tuesday and her biggest lead ever of seven points on Monday.

That’s the good news for Trump. What’s the bad news?

Um. How long do you have?

First, it’s Rasmussen — a poll with a C+ grade from FiveThirtyEight, wnich says it has a consistent 2% bias in favor of Trump.

Meanwhile, yesterday the polling news was all bad for Trump — with shockingly bad news from Utah, coupled with bad news in Wisconsin and Ohio.

Today, we have the Trump campaign pulling out of Virginia and getting killed in Pennsylvania.

Oh, and in non-polling news? Well, when your Big Message of the Day is “We’re threatening to sue the New York Times for libel!!!” . . . things are not going well.

So, his campaign is pretty much in free fall.

But if you’re a Trumper looking for good news, just keep repeating: “He’s up in Rasmussen. He’s up in Rasmussen. He’s up in Rasmussen.”

Then click your heels together three times, and maybe a house will drop on Trump’s head.

[Cross-posted at RedState.]


Filed under: General — Patterico @ 7:58 am

We are basically at war now. Again.

My default position is that we should not be at war. It’s getting harder and harder to convince me otherwise.

Career FBI and DOJ Personnel Not Happy About Refusal to Charge Clinton

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 7:36 am

B-b-b-but I thought Comey told us the careerists all agreed! Maybe they did . . . just not the way he says they did:

The decision to let Hillary Clinton off the hook for mishandling classified information has roiled the FBI and Department of Justice, with one person closely involved in the year-long probe telling that career agents and attorneys on the case unanimously believed the Democratic presidential nominee should have been charged.

The source, who spoke to on the condition of anonymity, said FBI Director James Comey’s dramatic July 5 announcement that he would not recommend to the Attorney General’s office that the former secretary of state be charged left members of the investigative team dismayed and disgusted. More than 100 FBI agents and analysts worked around the clock with six attorneys from the DOJ’s National Security Division, Counter Espionage Section, to investigate the case.

“No trial level attorney agreed, no agent working the case agreed, with the decision not to prosecute — it was a top-down decision,” said the source, whose identity and role in the case has been verified by

I’m always wary of anonymous sources, but I find it hard to believe that nobody favored prosecuting her in such a clear case.

Someone’s lying here, and I hate to say it, but I think it might be Comey.

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