Thursday, June 23, 2016

A Previously Uncovered Hillary Clinton E-Mail Missing from the Ones That She Turned over Means New Problems for the Democratic Nominee


State Department formally acknowledges that a problematic E-Mail from HRC, which was cited in its own IG’s report critical of the former Secretary of State, had not been turned over by Mrs. Clinton as part of her “official” E-mails


Judicial Watch asks what else are Hillary Clinton & the U.S. State Department trying to hide when it comes to her E-mails


According to Fox News report from an AP feed  ---  “Former Secretary Hillary Clinton failed to turn over a copy of a key message involving problems caused by her use of a private homebrew email server, the State Department confirmed Thursday. The disclosure makes it unclear what other work-related emails may have been deleted by the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee….  The email was included within messages exchanged Nov. 13, 2010, between Clinton and one of her closest aides, Deputy Chief of Staff Huma Abedin. At the time, emails sent from Clinton's BlackBerry device and routed through her private clintonemail.com server in the basement of her New York home were being blocked by the State Department's spam filter. A suggested remedy was for Clinton to obtain a state.gov email account….  ‘Let's get separate address or device but I don't want any risk of the personal being accessible,’ Clinton responded to Abedin….  Clinton never used a government account that was set up for her, instead continuing to rely on her private server until leaving office….  (See “Clinton failed to hand over key email to State Department” by Michael Biesecker, 6/23/16,  Associated Press/   [http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/06/23/clinton-failed-to-hand-over-key-email-to-state-department.html]; also appearing on MSN.com [http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/clinton-failed-to-hand-over-key-email-to-state-department/ar-AAhyV8Q?ocid=spartandhp]).
The report went on to say this:  “….  The email was not among the tens of thousands of emails Clinton turned over to the agency in response to public records lawsuits seeking copies of her official correspondence. Abedin, who also used a private account on Clinton's server, provided a copy from her own inbox after the State Department asked her to return any work-related emails. That copy of the email was publicly cited last month in a blistering audit by the State Department's inspector general that concluded Clinton and her team ignored clear internal guidance that her email setup violated federal standards and could have left sensitive material vulnerable to hackers….    ‘While this exchange was not part of the approximately 55,000 pages provided to the State Department by former Secretary Clinton, the exchange was included within the set of documents Ms. Abedin provided the department in response to our March 2015 request,’ State Department spokesman John Kirby told The Associated Press on Thursday….


WEAK RESPONSE FROM CLINTON CAMPAIGN AND LEGAL TEAM

“….  Clinton campaign spokesman Brian Fallon said she provided ‘all potentially work-related emails’ that were still in her possession when she received the 2014 request from the State Department….  ‘Secretary Clinton had some emails with Huma that Huma did not have, and Huma had some emails with Secretary Clinton that Secretary Clinton did not have,’ Fallon said….  Fallon declined to say whether Clinton deleted any work-related emails before they were reviewed by her legal team. Clinton's lead lawyer, David Kendall, did not respond to a request for comment Thursday….”

COMPLICATIONS INVOLVED IN WHAT WAS DELETED BY CLINTON & WHAT WAS TURNED OVER

The Fox News-AP article went on to note that ---  “Before turning over her emails to the department for review and potential public release, Clinton and her lawyers withheld thousands of additional emails she said were clearly personal, such as those involving what she described as ‘planning Chelsea's wedding or my mother's funeral arrangements, condolence notes to friends as well as yoga routines, family vacations.’…   Clinton has never outlined in detail what criteria she and her lawyers used to determine which emails to release and which to delete, but her 2010 email with Abedin appears clearly work-related under the State Department's own criteria for agency records under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act….  Dozens of the emails sent or received by Clinton through her private server were later determined to contain classified material. The FBI has been investigating for months whether Clinton's use of the private email server imperiled government secrets. Agents recently interviewed several of Clinton's top aides, including Abedin….   As part of the probe, Clinton turned over the hard drive from her email server to the FBI. It had been wiped clean, and Clinton has said she did not keep copies of the emails she [chose] to withhold….”

ALREADY KNOWN THAT SEVERAL OF HILLARY CLINTON’S WORK-RELATED E-MAILS WERE NOT TURNED OVER  ---  WHAT ELSE IS HILLARY CLINTON & THE STATE DEPARTMENT HIDING

The article closed with this:  “….  Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton said the November 2010 email cited in the inspector general audit was one of more than a dozen work-related emails that his group identified [which] Clinton sent or received but later failed to turn over the State Department. ‘Contrary to her statement under oath suggesting otherwise, Mrs. Clinton did not return all her government emails to the State Department,’ Fitton said. ‘Our goal is to find out what other emails Mrs. Clinton and the State Department are hiding.’…”


 

Monday, June 20, 2016

Obama Administration Follows Same Patterns in the Orlando Attack As It Did in the Aftermath of Benghazi


AG Loretta Lynch followed pattern of UN Ambassador Susan Rice delivering Obama Administration TALKING POINTS on Sunday talk shows -- This time in the wake of the Islamic terrorist's attack on the Orlando night club last week -- That time, in 2012, after the Benghazi attacks


This morning's FBI-local police press briefing in Orlando mimicked the Orwellian double-talk by the White House, Pentagon & CIA following the Benghazi attacks of  9/11/12


Multiple non-sensible reasons being given for "Censored" transcripts between the Orlando terrorist shooter, and 911 and the Orlando Police Department  ---  all to purge the shooter's radical Islamic statements, views &  motivations as "violent..." and "hateful..." "rhetoric"



In several interviews yesterday, Attorney General Loretta Lynch said on the Sunday news shows that: the FBI would be releasing a "PARTIAL PRINTED TRANSCRIPT" of the conversations between gunman Mateen from within the Pulse nightclub and Orlando police negotiators....

According to Lynch ---    Mateen went on a bloody rampage at the club June 12 Armed with a semi-automatic weapon that had left 49 people dead and 53 others seriously hurt; and Mateen died in a hail of police gunfire after police stormed the venue.

Lynch told ABC's "This Week" that the top goal is to build a complete profile of him to help prevent another massacre like Orlando -- while intensifying pressure on the Islamic State group, also known as ISIL and ISIS — an extremist group that is thought to have inspired Mateen.  "As you can see from this investigation, we are going back and learning everything we can about this killer, about his contacts, people who may have known him or seen him. And we're trying to build that profile so that we can move forward," Lynch said. In that interview, Lynch also indicated that she would be traveling Tuesday to Orlando to meet with investigators.

Speaking to CBS' News "Face The Nation" program, AG Lynch said that a key goal of the investigation was to determine why Mateen targeted the gay community; and that investigators were still interviewing witnesses, and looking to learn more about Mateen and others who knew him well, including members of his mosque.

THE ORLANDO NIGHT CLUB SHOOTER WAS NOT DIRECED BY A FOREIGN TERROR GROUP,  BUT WAS RADICALIZED DOMESTICALLY,  FBI SAYS  ---  AP

According to the Associated Press report of the event ---  "The FBI [held] a late morning news briefing to provide an update on the massacre at the gay nightclub Pulse in Orlando....  An FBI spokesman [on Monday offered] further details about the massacre that killed 49 people and wounded another 53 people, making it the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history....  The details [included] the release of a partial transcript of communications between gunman Omar Mateen and Orlando police negotiators in the early morning hours of June 12. The FBI says that the Orlando nightclub shooter was not directed by a foreign terror group, but was radicalized domestically....  At [ the Monday morning news conference], Ron Hopper of the FBI also said that in 911 calls, shooter Omar Mateen described his actions to an operator in a “chilling, calm and deliberate manner.”... Hopper says that the investigation is continuing. Transcripts released Monday show that Mateen told a crisis negotiator that the U.S. needed to stop bombing Iraq and Syria....  Newly released transcripts show Orlando gunman Omar Mateen spoke in Arabic to a 911 dispatcher and told a crisis negotiator that the U.S. needed to stop bombing Iraq and Syria....  The FBI released partial transcripts Monday of three 911 calls as it prepared to give additional details about its investigation into the massacre at the Pulse nightclub, which left 49 victims dead. Mateen also died.... Mateen spoke three times with an emergency dispatcher once the massacre was underway....  The FBI says Mateen identified himself as an Islamic soldier. He also claimed to be equipped with bombs in a vehicle outside, though authorities say they’ve found no evidence of explosives....  He said to a 911 operator, 'I’m in Orlando and I did the shootings.'... " (See "Orlando gunman was radicalized domestically, FBI says" Associated Press Writer, 6/20/16, Long island.com/ AP General, AP US Headlines  [http://www.longisland.com/news/ap-news/the-latest-gunman-was-radicalized-domestically-fbi-says-062016.html].     

FBI & LOCAL POLICE CONTROLLING THE MESSAGE --- BY CENSORSHIP

The AP feed went on to say this:  "....  Officials said at the news conference that the investigation into the June 12 shooting that left 49 victims dead is continuing....  The communications, along with Facebook posts and searches made before and during the shooting, add to the public understanding of the final hours of Mateen's life....   City officials have refused to provide hundreds of 911 calls from the Orlando nightclub massacre to The Associated Press and a coalition of news organizations, citing confidentiality under Florida law and arguing that the ongoing investigation kept the tapes secret.
The AP and others requested the 911 tapes and related data, a common practice after such major events. The recordings could offer insight into how law enforcement responded to the worst shooting in modern U.S. history....  At the news conference, Hopper said officials are "not going to propagate violent rhetoric" by giving full transcripts with no redactions.... "

And this is my favorite:  "[Authorities]  aren't going to allow any re-victimization by any repetition of [the terrorist's] hateful rhetoric...."      

Friday, June 17, 2016

"Capano confirms he is running" --- Brooklyn Daily Headline for Story by Julianna Cuba

It wasn't anything like a formal announcement, but....


Also, Bob Capano had a big night at Bay Ridge Manor fete for 68th Precinct honorees


Here's the buzz according to the Courier-Life's political columnist in Brooklyn, Julianne Cuba: "... Bob Capano has been making his rounds lately — firing off op-eds to local papers, meeting with Republican political groups, and flooding inboxes with press releases. Well here’s why: The erstwhile “potential” council candidate announced exclusively to this paper that he will run to replace term-limited Councilman Vincent Gentile (D–Bay Ridge) in the 43[rd City] Council District...."  (See "Capano confirms he is running" by Julianna Cuba, 6/16/16, Courier Life/ Brooklyn Daily/ [http://www.brooklyndaily.com/stories/2016/25/pl-party-line-2016-06-17-bk.html]).

Ms. Cuba's coverage of her lead item continued with this:  "....  The Staten Islander and former Brooklyn borough president staffer [Capano] still has to file the paperwork with the Board of Elections and said he is currently looking for a home in the Brooklyn district (a requirement for the office). He may not rest his head here [in Brooklyn's 43rd Counc. Dist] yet, but he has set his sights on potential rivals.

COVERAGE SHIFTS TO CAPANO'S FUED WITH ISLAMIC ACTIVIST LINDA SARSOUR, A DEMOCRAT MENTIONED TO SUCCEED GENTILE

The Brooklyn Daily piece then shifted gears and gave everybody some red meat material to chew on  ---   "....  Most recently, Capano has been taking it to Linda Sarsour of the Arab-American Association of New York, who is rumored to be seeking the seat as a Democrat....  Capano is demanding Sarsour step down from her post at the association, because she failed to condemn a Palestinian terrorist that killed four in Tel Aviv, Israel on June 8....  'There is no reason in the world for it not to be unequivocally condemned,' Capano said...."

After a brief back & forth by Capano and Sarsour about Palestinians, Muslim worship and Israel; Julianne Cuba closed the Capano portion of her column with this:  "....  'If she didn’t have a long history of making extreme statements and basically supporting violence against Israel, I wouldn’t have said anything,' [Capano] said....   Sarsour declined to comment and did not respond to inquiries whether she would run....  'I am not interested in Bob Capano getting media hits on my back,' [Sarsour] said. 

EVEN IF LINDA SARSOUR WASN'T INTERESTED IN COUNTERING BOB'S HITS,  OTHER PEOPLE WERE  ---  LIKE MARTY GOLDEN STAFFER,  JOHN QUAGLIONE  ---  AND AN INTERESTED DEMOCRAT

I have it on very good authority that John Quaglione responded to the Julianne Cuba piece with the following Tweet: 
"John Quaglione @JQuaglione         Jun 16
@BobCapano @Julcuba   Capano declaring and setting his sights, from SI, will face a GOP primary before he potentially faces off against a DEM
6:41 PM - 16 Jun 2016"

On another front, a solid source inside the Brooklyn Democratic Party told me this:  "Not that I don't enjoy Capano's attacks on Sarsour but... she isn't running. Capano should be aiming his fire at Peter Abbate...."

MEANWHILE,  EATON & CAPANO WORK THE ROOM AT A BAY RIDGE MANOR 68TH PCT.  EVENT  ---  SHOUT-OUT TO BOB CAPANO BY HONOREE  ---  NEITHER MARTY NOR ANY OF GOLDEN'S USUAL SUBJECTS WERE ANYWHERE IN SIGHT

Last night, many community leaders and police officers from the 68th Precinct were in attendance for a major Bay Ridge event held at the Bay Ridge Manor. It was a farewell party for the Deputy Inspector of the 68 Precinct, Ray Festino, and 68th Pct. Community Council President Ilene Sacco.

Notably, in attendance were Craig Eaton and Bob Capano, who arrived together and sat together.  More important, at various times during the event, they "worked the room" together. Also according to my source, an old Bay Ridge wag, none of the Golden political crew were anywhere to be found.

During her remarks, Ilene Sacco credited Bob Capano with putting together a team ten years ago, that included her and some others in attendance, to help lead the 68th Pct. Community Council when others, whose interests weren't the purest, wanted to take it over.


 

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

OMG --- It looks like Hillary Clinton might have been sending weapons from Benghazi, Libya > through Turkey > to Syria > for ISIS

Incomplete 2012 intelligence report to Obama & Hillary showed how "the West" aided in the formation of ISIS in the hope of fostering the overthrow of Bashar al Assad's government in Syria


Memo Shows That Clinton & Others in Obama Administration Aided Group That Would Become ISIS to Control Area Where ISIS Later Formed Its Caliphate


>>>  REPORT ALSO CITES DANGER OF ISIS INCURSION INTO LIBYA FOLLOWING THE OVERTHROW OF MUAMMAR  GADDAFI  <<<


Earlier on Wednesday  ---  Trump pointed out the existence & contents of this intelligence memo copied to Hillary Clinton



According to a report on Breitbart News  ---  "The Obama administration supported the terrorist group that became ISIS as the group struggled to gain control of the Syria-Iraq border where ISIS now claims its caliphate, according to an intelligence report sent to Hillary Clinton....  Breitbart News reported Tuesday on a “Secret” classified intelligence report sent to then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and other top U.S. officials and agencies in August 2012. The report confirmed that Western and Gulf states were joining with Turkey to “support” the Syrian opposition to dictator Bashar al Assad. The report confirmed that the Syrian opposition was being led by three groups, including Al Qaeda in Iraq (AQI), which later became ISIS. The report confirmed that AQI was communicating through spokesman Muhammad al Adnani, who is now the chief spokesman for ISIS...."  (See "MEMO RECEIVED BY CLINTON: Obama Admin Aided Group That Became ISIS to Control Area Where ISIS Formed Caliphate" by Patrick Howley,  6/15/16, Breitbart News  [http://www.breitbart.com/2016-presidential-race/2016/06/15/memo-received-by-clinton-obama-admin-aided-group-that-became-isis-to-control-area-where-isis-formed-caliphate/]).

TRUMP TRUMPETS THIS REPORT ABOUT OBAMA'S & HILLARY'S EARLY ASSISTANCE TO ISIS

Earlier today, the GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump pointed out that the 2012 memo had been sent to Clinton.  Hopefully, that will prompt additional mainstream media coverage of the memo's contents and significance.

In that regard, Mr. Howley's report for Breitbart said the following:  "....  The mainstream media has long confirmed the Obama administration’s sending of weapons to some Syrian opposition groups fighting Assad. The Obama administration publicly rolled out its plan in 2013 following Assad’s use of chemical weapons in the Damascus suburbs....  But President Obama’s secret authorization for U.S. support to Syrian rebels was first reported in 2012, including by Reuters in the same month that Clinton was sent the secret memo. CNN also reported on Obama’s secret authorization on August 1, 2012. Obama had made the order within the previous several months, according to U.S. officials who spoke to CNN.....  Erik Prince, founder of the global security firm Blackwater, told Breitbart News that the Obama administration was using its Benghazi, Libya consulate in relation to its sending of weapons to Syrian opposition groups. That consulate was attacked in September 2012, the month after Clinton was sent the above intelligence report...."

A later report on Fox Wednesday evening indicated that this intelligence report had been sent out to Hillary Clinton in an incomplete, draft and unofficial version.....

Monday, June 13, 2016

The Orlando massacre was an ACT OF WAR by a guerilla combatant, whose allegiance was to the Islamic State, & NOTHING ELSE



OBAMA'S MONDAY MORNING PRESS CONFERENCE JUST SHOWED HE IS COMPLETELY INCOMPETENT TO PROTECT AMERICA  ---  AND ALL OF HILLARY'S MONDAY MORNING STATEMENTS ABOUT THE ORLANDO ATTACK WEREN'T MUCH BETTER



Even after 36 hours ---  Both Barack Hussein Obama & Hillary Rodham Clinton still had LOTS WRONG with THEIR responses to the ORLANDO MASSACRE



Barack Hussein Obama, Hillary Rodham Clinton still don't see that this isn't about their politics or their talking points  >>>  Most of all, they DON'T GET that this isn't the time for having another gun control debate




This is important  >>> BEING MUSLIM <<<  is PART of the TERRORISTS' PROFILE  ---  With  >>> THEIR JIHAD <<<   >>> ISLAMIC TERRORISTS made this a RELIGIOUS WAR <<<




FOR THE MOST PART,  DONALD TRUMP DOES GET IT  ---   AND HIS MONDAY SLOGAN IS ALSO A GREAT STATEMENT IN RESPONSE TO THE TERRORISM IN ORLANDO  ---  "MAKE AMERICA SAFE AGAIN"



When is comes to remarks and prepared statements about the Orlando attack by Omar Mateen, aka Omar Mir Seddique Mateen; most of the statements by most Democrats and some of the statements by some Republicans are completely inadequate.

Today's statements by both President Obama and Democratic Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton were  >>>  good examples of bad statements by leading Democrats <<<


IN THE WAKE OF ORLANDO  ---  HILLARY STILL DOESN'T GET IT

Hillary Clinton's words about "radical Islamists" is just one small step in the right direction ---  a very small step.....

Her remarks about our enforcement abilities to go after all  the "lone wolves" and stop THEM  ---  is just completely wrong, and ridiculously so.....

HRC's pivot to yet another argument in the "gun control debate" was a pure recitation of Democrat Party talking points  ---  it demonstrated her complete lack of leadership skills and a lack of a real feel about what asymmetric terrorist warfare is all about.


DONALD TRUMP DOES GET IT

On the other hand, even when it comes to something as simple and simplistic as a bumper-sticker like slogan done in the wake of the terrorist's attack on the gay night club in Orlando, Donald Trump shows that he does get it.    

His new slogan:

"MAKE AMERICA SAFE AGAIN"

is also an example of a good statement in response to the pro-Islamic State terrorism against all of us in Orlando, Florida.


Thursday, June 9, 2016

Donald Trump’s Message to Republicans --- STAY REAL & MAN UP !!!


“The people are tired of this political correctness when things are said that are totally fine….  It is out of control. It is gridlock with their mouths….”    ---  Donald Trump


“I disagree with a lot of things I’ve watched in politics over the years, that’s why I’m running….  ,” “And that may make me less popular with politicians. But I have to be honest. I didn’t get there by doing it the way a lot of these people do it….”    ---  Donald Trump


“People want people to represent them who are going to stick up for what they believe in….  Politicians have been very weak and very ineffective over the last quite long period of time….”   ---  Donald Trump


The Donald’s push-back type message was contained in a very succinct NY Times article;  and it is encapsulated in these three short paragraphs:   “ Donald J. Trump has some advice for panicked Republicans in Washington who are melting down over his most incendiary statements: Man up….   ‘Politicians are so politically correct anymore, they can’t breathe,’  Mr. Trump said in an interview Tuesday afternoon as fellow Republicans forcefully protested his ethnically charged criticism of a federal judge overseeing a lawsuit against the defunct Trump University….  ‘The people are tired of this political correctness when things are said that are totally fine,” he said during an interlude in a day of exceptional stress in the Trump campaign. “It is out of control. It is gridlock with their mouths.’…” (See “Donald Trump’s Advice to Panicked Republicans: Man Up” by Carl Hulse, 6/8/16, NY Times [http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/09/us/politics/donald-trump-republicans.html?_r=0];  that article was also featured on the Microsoft News Feed  [http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/donald-trump%e2%80%99s-advice-to-panicked-republicans-man-up/ar-AAgOM49?ocid=spartandhp] ).

Later on in the article, Timesman Carl Hulse went on to make note of the following:   “….  anyone thinking that Mr. Trump is going to suddenly adopt a more cautious, strategic approach yearned for by election-conscious congressional Republicans is likely to be disappointed. He wrinkled his nose in disgust at the mere mention of the word “pivot,” though he conceded he wants to get on to broader discussion of the economy….  In his view, it is clear that his way has worked and the establishment’s has failed. After all, he vanquished every senator, governor or former governor who challenged him for the party’s nomination….  ‘I disagree with a lot of things I’ve watched in politics over the years, that’s why I’m running,’ Mr. Trump said over a meatball lunch he barely touched in the restaurant of Trump Tower.  ‘And that may make me less popular with politicians. But I have to be honest. I didn’t get there by doing it the way a lot of these people do it.’…”


GOP ESTABLISHMENT CRITIQUE OF TRUMP & TRUMP’S PUSH-BACK AGAINST IT


Also part of the Times article was this: “Back in Washington, congressional Republicans were in a fever, with Speaker Paul D. Ryan, a reluctant Trump convert to begin with, calling Mr. Trump’s comments about the judge “the textbook definition” of racism. Senator Mitch McConnell, the Kentucky Republican and majority leader, denounced Mr. Trump’s crusade against Judge Curiel as stupid and urged him to apologize. Senator Mark Kirk of Illinois withdrew his endorsement, and others were pondering it….  Mr. Trump, arms crossed tightly across his chest during lunch, was aggrieved and considered some of the Republican pushback inappropriate and unhelpful — though he did not want to address specific critics. He insisted that he is anything but a racist and, with his usual rebuttal by the numbers, stressed that voters have rewarded his outspokenness with a record haul of primary votes while Washington is held in dismal regard….  As the primary season came to an odd close with him under Republican fire in the nation’s capital — an unheard-of spectacle in the last half century of presidential politics — Mr. Trump took some time to huddle with his campaign team. His daughter Ivanka, a trusted adviser, was close at hand, as was his campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, his press secretary, Hope Hicks, and his special counsel, Michael Cohen….  ‘People want people to represent them who are going to stick up for what they believe in,” Mr. Trump said. “Politicians have been very weak and very ineffective over the last quite long period of time.’…”






Monday, June 6, 2016

WOW !!! UPDATE: CAPANO'S LOCAL DEMOCRAT BETE NOIRE -- LINDA SARSOUR -- TALKS ABOUT "NOT BEHAVING" AT DEMOCRAT'S CONVENTION

"Sanders' New York delegation is threatening to sow chaos on the convention floor...."  --- POLITICO


ARTICLE IN "POLITICO" ABOUT "BERNIE'S WRECKING CREW" QUOTES LINDA SARSOUR'S NOT-SO-VEILED THREATS


"Not behaving is protesting..."  ---  LINDA SARSOUR


According to an Annie Karni report appearing on the "Politico" internet magazine ---  "Call them Hillary’s home-state haters....   A group of rabble-rousing Bernie Sanders supporters from New York is headed for the Democratic National Convention next month as hand-picked, at-large delegates -- and they’re threatening to make trouble for Hillary Clinton at the very moment she hopes to make history as the first female nominee of either party and unite Democrats for the coming battle with Donald Trump...." (See "Bernie's wrecking crew" by Annie Karni, 6/3/16, Politico [http://www.politico.com/story/2016/06/bernie-sanders-convention-delegates-223848]).

That article went on to say this:  "....  Some 20,000 protesters are reportedly planning anti-Clinton protests outside of the convention hall. But interviews with members of Sanders’ New York delegation reveal that supporters of the Vermont senator are also considering bringing some of those protests inside the Wells Fargo Center itself — raising the prospect of an embarrassing spectacle on prime-time TV....  These are not the kind of people who just fall in line...."


AND THIS ABOUT SARSOUR:

"Linda Sarsour, executive director of the Arab-American Association of New York, posted on Facebook that she was going to the convention as one of Sanders’ 23 at-large delegates from New York and had to 'decide if I’m going to behave or not.'...  In an interview, Sarsour said she plans to act out if she feels excluded from the process. 'Not behaving is protesting,' she explained of her cryptic post. 'I’m not expecting violence or assaults, but chanting, doing mass walk-outs. It depends on what happens there. What you’re going to watch unfold is democracy. The onus is on the party to make sure our voices are heard.'...  Sarsour said she wants concessions in the party platform on a $15 minimum wage, an acknowledgement of Sanders’ plan for a single-payer health-care system, 'super robust language prioritizing immigration reform,' and a discussion of the Israel-Palestine conflict in which she said America 'has not been an honest broker in the conflict.'...   If she doesn’t feel there was movement on her issues, Sarsour said she will have a hard time encouraging voters to support Clinton. 'You cannot win without the Bernie revolution,' she said. 'I’ve visited 20 cities over the past five months [for Sanders], and the Bernie or Bust movement is real.'...”




Friday, June 3, 2016

Trial Briefs -- The facts & the legal arguments -- due in the Golden-Ghorra case to allow their take-over of the Brooklyn GOP


The "Golden Faction's" big problem now & in the future  >>>  James McClelland’s "on the record" court testimony indicating that he did a robo-call in advance of the 2015 GOP convention fraudulently stating that Golden & Ghorra’s folks had the “official proxies” ---  AND  ---  then admitting  >>>  there’s no such thing as “official proxies”


Trial briefs are due in just over a week in the Kings County Supreme Court election case presently pending before Hon. Edgar Walker, JSC.  That case essentially pits what the court called “the Golden faction” against the mainstream Brooklyn GOP, which the court called “the Eaton faction.”  It needs to be noted that “the Golden faction” is made up of NYS Senate staffers, Conservative Party activists and other Golden supporters and they are pushing for Ted Ghorra, a lawyer lined-up behind Marty Golden, to be County Chairman instead of the duly elected Chairman Arnaldo Ferraro.

Although those close to the parties still think that the outcome of the trial is quite problematic, due to Judge Walker’s prejudiced view of who should have won at the 2015 Republican organizational convention following the selection of the 2015 GOP County Committee during the 2015 organizational primary. 

One of the key errors that Walker seems to have already made in this case is referring to the Members of the KCRP County Committee as “voters” –  when their actual status is elected & certified party officials, delegates and representatives. 

WHAT HAS GOLDEN & GHORRA WORRIED

Even though the key operators in the Golden faction think that they have a “win” in the case in front of Judge Walker, they are VERY WORRIED about what Marty Golden’s staffer, and Queens County Republican nabob, James McClelland testified to in court during the case.  They know that regardless of what Justice Edgar Walker does with it, the record of that testimony will be put before the Justices of the Appellate Division.

In essence, State Senator Golden’s staffer McClelland testified that he had engaged in a fraudulent scheme to solicit super-ceding proxies to the 2015 convention from Members of the 2015-2016 GOP County Committee by referring to the proxies to be tendered by Marty Golden’s representatives as the “Official Proxies” of the Republican Party. McClelland’s testimony also showed that he did know that there are no such things as “Official Proxy” forms.

That testimony is very far reaching and threatening to Golden and his peeps on several levels of judicial scrutiny, both state and federal. 

PRIOR COVERAGE OF THIS KEY POINT

Those of you that follow this material closely  [AND I DO KNOW WHO YOU ARE],  know that I originally mentioned this specific testimony by Mr. McClelland in my comment “UPDATE & BACKFILL: THE "SERIES OF 'PLEASE-DON'T-QUOTE-ME-DIRECTLY' INTERVIEWS" EDITION,” dated May13, 2016  at 11:47 AM,  and then in another comment,  “UPDATE: THE "I BEEN WAITIN' FOR THIS" EDITION, ” dated May13, 2016  at 11:47 AM  ---  both comments  are in the comments thread to my May 10th post  "In case you forgot... going & going &  going"....