Wednesday, November 2, 2016

FLASH UPDATE:  THE  “MAYBE,  COMEY AND THE FBI DECIDED TO FIRE BACK WITH SOME MORE STUFF ABOUT THE CLINTONS”  EDITION


EVERYBODY SAYS THAT IT IS  “ODD TIMING”  THAT THE FBI RELEASED THE CLINTON-RICH PARDON PAPERS YESTERDAY  ---  MAYBE THERE WAS NOTHING ODD ABOUT THE TIMING AT ALL  ---  MAYBE IT WAS JUST SOME J.EDGAR HOOVER OLD-STYLE FBI HARDBALL

 

PEOPLE SAID THAT HILLARY AND HER FOLKS MIGHT HAVE MADE A BIG MISTAKE GOING BACK AT FBI DIRECTOR COMEY  --  DIRECTLY  ---  THE WAY SHE AND THEY DID  ---  MAYBE THIS WAS COMEY & CO’S WAY OF SAYING  ---  “DON’T DO THAT AGAIN” 


NOW, THE CLINTON FOLKS >>> HAVE TO RESPOND <<< TO THE LATEST FBI “HIT” AS WELL  ---  AND WHINE SOME MORE THAT THE FBI IS PICKING ON THEM


BUT POLITICS AIN'T BEANBAG  ---  AND IF THE FBI IS BACK INTO POLITICS AGAIN, LIKE BEFORE WATERGATE ---  IT'LL BE MORE LIKE GOOD OLD-FASHIONED COUNTRY HARDBALL


Here’s the NPR take on the story:   Just one week from Election Day, the FBI has made a somewhat puzzling release of information related to a controversial pardon Bill Clinton made on his last day in office almost 16 years ago….   On Tuesday, the law enforcement agency released documents related to the former president's pardon of Marc Rich, a former hedge-fund manager who had been indicted on multiple counts of tax evasion, wire fraud and racketeering….   Hillary Clinton's campaign immediately questioned the release, which came from an FBI Twitter account that had been dormant for more than a year up until this past Sunday. The new documents come just days after FBI Director James Comey announced last week that the agency was reviewing new emails possibly related to the former secretary of state's private server. Clinton spokesman Brian Fallon called it an "odd" decision….” (SeeMore Surprises: FBI Releases Files On Bill Clinton's Pardon Of Marc Rich” by Jessica Taylor, 11/1/16, NPR/ Politics [http://www.npr.org/2016/11/01/500297580/more-surprises-fbi-releases-files-on-bill-clintons-pardon-of-marc-rich]).

You might like this vintage of the Clintons’ and their supporters latest whine a little better ---  The surprise tweet from a little-used FBI account came about 1 p.m. Tuesday, announcing that the agency had published on its website 129 pages of internal documents related to a years-old investigation into former president Bill Clinton's pardon of a fugitive Democratic donor….  The seemingly random reminder of one of the darkest chapters of the Clinton presidency a week before the election drew an immediate rebuke from Hillary Clinton's campaign - with its spokesman tweeting that the FBI's move was "odd" and asking whether the agency planned to publish unflattering records about Republican candidate Donald Trump….   "Will FBI be posting docs on Trump's housing discrimination in '70s?" asked Brian Fallon….   For the second time in five days, the FBI had moved exactly to the place the nation's chief law enforcement agency usually strives to avoid: smack in the middle of partisan fighting over a national election, just days before the vote….”  (See  “After release of Bill Clinton archive, FBI finds itself caught in a partisan fray” Tom Hamburger & Sari Horwitz, 11/1/16,  Chicago Tribune/ Tribune News Service  [http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-fbi-archive-bill-clinton-20161101-story.html]).

I think that everybody might be missing the real story here  ---  THE FBI DOESN’T LIKE THE CLINTONS AND THEY DON’T WANT TO HAVE TO WORK UNDER ANOTHER PRESIDENT  CLINTON  ---  AND THEY ARE WILLING TO DO WHAT IT TAKES TO STOP THEM/HER IN THEIR/HER TRACKS. (Frankly, I didn’t think that an internal government coup against Hillary would start until AFTER the election.) 

Wait and see if there's something formal coming from the FBI about a criminal investigation into >>> The Clinton Foundation and/or The Clinton Global Initiative.  ---  Oh ! Oh !  This might be good too >>> something formal about Deputy Director Andrew McCabe >>> being taken OFF of the Hillary Clinton E-mails investigation..... (Some Republican Chairmen had been asking why he is still on the case.)

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

Gail, you said all that like it's a good thing

Galewyn Massey said...

UPDATE: THE “AND TRUMP IS ONTO THIS --- BIG TIME” EDITION

PODESTA’S OLD MOUTH-PIECE, PETER J. KADZIK “… WHO KEPT [HIM] OUT-A-JAIL” --- NOW PART OF THE DOJ TEAM SHEPHERDING THE CLINTON EMAILS INVESTIGATIONS

According to a report in today’s Breitbart News [also reported sporadically around some the mainstream media] --- The latest WikiLeaks drop shows that Assistant Attorney General Peter J. Kadzik shared information with his ‘friend' John Podesta about Hillary Clinton’s questioning by Congress related to her public-private Email setup and the security breaches flowing from it (See “Wikileaks: Peter Kadzik Leaked Email Investigation Intel to Hillary Clinton Campaign “ by Charles Spiering, 11/2/16, Breitbart News/ Presidential Race [http://www.breitbart.com/2016-presidential-race/2016/11/02/wikileaks-peter-kadzik-leaked-email-investigation-intel-hillary-clinton-campaign/]).

Not only did Kadzik brief Podesta about the DOJ’s expected testimony at a Congressional Oversight Committee Hearing, he tipped Podest off about the status of FOIA requests about the Clinton Emails, as well as other things that might be “chances for mischief…”

Breitbart News also made special note that --- “…. [As previously reported by Breitbart News] Kadzik is close to Podesta, as he kept him ‘out of jail’ during President Bill Clinton’s Administration….” and “Kadzik is now helping to lead the Justice Department’s role with the renewed FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton’s email server.”

For his part, Republican Candidate Donald Trump clearly referred to the Podesta-Kadzik connections as part of his campaign speech in Miami earlier today.

Anonymous said...

Just more f****** bullshit from you Irish guys

Galewyn Massey said...

UPDATE: THE “FBI IN FULL REVOLT AGAINST DOJ’S & OBAMA ADMINISTRATION’S SUPPORT OF HILLARY CLINTON” EDITION

FOX NEWS: FBI'S INVESTIGATION INTO CLINTON FOUNDATION NOW A “VERY HIGH PRIORITY” --- INVESTIGATORS LOOKING AT WIKILEAKS AND NEW E-MAILS --- SOURCES SAY “AN AVALANCHE OF NEW INFORMATION COMING IN EVERY DAY”

WALL STREET JOURNAL: “SECRET RECORDINGS FUELED FBI FUED IN CLINTON PROBE”

“REAL CLEAR POLITICS" ARTICLE QUOTES KEY POINTS FROM FOX REPORT

A Fox News on-line text report says that --- “The FBI's investigation into the Clinton Foundation that has been going on for more than a year has now taken a ‘very high priority,’ separate sources with intimate knowledge of the probe tell Fox News….. FBI agents have interviewed and re-interviewed multiple people on the foundation case, which is looking into possible pay for play interaction between then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the Clinton Foundation. The FBI's White Collar Crime Division is handling the investigation…. Even before the WikiLeaks dumps of alleged emails linked to the Clinton campaign, FBI agents had collected a great deal of evidence, law enforcement sources tell Fox News…. ‘There is an avalanche of new information coming in every day,’ one source told Fox News, who added some of the new information is coming from the WikiLeaks documents and new emails…. FBI agents are ‘actively and aggressively pursuing this case,’ and will be going back and interviewing the same people again, some for the third time, sources said….” (See “FBI’s Clinton Foundation investigation now 'a very high priority,' sources say” by Staff, 11/2/16 Fox News/ Democrats [http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/11/02/fbis-clinton-foundation-investigation-now-very-high-priority-sources-say.html]).

It is clear from the descriptions of the Fox News sources, that they are Federal Bureau of Investigation insiders.

From the folks at the WSJ came this quite provocative report: “Secret recordings of a suspect talking about the Clinton Foundation fueled an internal battle between FBI agents who wanted to pursue the case and corruption prosecutors who viewed the statements as worthless hearsay, people familiar with the matter said…. Agents, using informants and recordings from unrelated corruption investigations, thought they had found enough material to merit aggressively pursuing the investigation into the foundation that started in summer 2015 based on claims made in a book by a conservative author called “Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich,” these people said…. The account of the case and resulting dispute comes from interviews with officials at multiple agencies…. Starting in February and continuing today, investigators from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and public-corruption prosecutors became increasingly frustrated with each other, as often happens within and between departments. At the center of the tension stood the U.S. attorney for Brooklyn, Robert Capers, who some at the FBI came to view as exacerbating the problems by telling each side what it wanted to hear, these people said. Through a spokeswoman, Mr. Capers declined to comment….” (See “Secret Recordings Fueled FBI Feud in Clinton Probe” by Devlin Barrett & Christopher M. Matthews, 11/2/16, Wall Stree Journal [http://www.wsj.com/articles/secret-recordings-fueled-fbi-feud-in-clinton-probe-1478135518]).

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Galewyn Massey said...

[Continued from comment immediately above]

“REAL CLEAR POLITICS” ARTICLE QUOTES FIVE POINTS IN BRET BAIER’S FOX REPORT

According to a Real Clear politic Report, “Fox News Channel's Bret Baier reports the latest news about the Clinton Foundation investigation from two sources inside the FBI. He reveals five important new pieces of information….: 1. The Clinton Foundation investigation is far more expansive than anybody has reported so far and has been going on for more than a year….. 2. The laptops of Clinton aides Cherryl Mills and Heather Samuelson have not been destroyed, and agents are currently combing through them. The investigation has interviewed several people twice, and plans to interview some for a third time….. 3. Agents have found emails believed to have originated on Hillary Clinton's secret server on Anthony Weiner's laptop. They say the emails are not duplicates and could potentially be classified in nature….. 4. Sources within the FBI have told him that an indictment is "likely" in the case of pay-for-play at the Clinton Foundation, "barring some obstruction in some way" from the Justice Department…. 5. FBI sources say with 99% accuracy that Hillary Clinton's server has been hacked by at least five foreign intelligence agencies, and that information had been taken from it….” ( See “Bret Baier: FBI Sources Believe Clinton Foundation Case Moving Towards "Likely an Indictment" by Tom Haines, 11/2/16, Real Clear Politics [http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2016/11/02/fbi_sources_tell_fox_news_indictment_likely_in_clinton_foundation_case.html]).

Galewyn Massey said...

UPDATE & BACKFILL: THE “MORE OF THE SAME” EDITION

NEW FOX REPORT: “ ’HIGH PRIORITY’: FBI’S WHITE-COLLAR CRIME DIVISION INVESTIGATING POSSIBLE CLINTON PAY FOR EMAILS"

HUFFINGTON POST: “FBI REPORTEDLY BASING CLINTON FOUNDATION INVESTIGATION ON 'CLINTON CASH' BOOK"

FoxNews.com is reporting that --- “The FBI's investigation into the Clinton Foundation that has been going on for more than a year has now taken a ‘very high priority,’ separate sources with intimate knowledge of the probe tell Fox News…. FBI agents have interviewed and re-interviewed multiple people on the foundation case, which is looking into possible pay for play interaction between then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the Clinton Foundation. The FBI's White Collar Crime Division is handling the investigation….” (See “'High Priority': FBI's White Collar Crime Division Investigating Possible Clinton Pay-for-Play Emails” by Staff Writers, 11/3/16, Fox News/ FoxNation [http://nation.foxnews.com/2016/11/02/fbis-white-collar-crime-division-investigating-possible-clinton-pay-play-emails]).

The Huffington Post started it’s recent article about the FBI Clinton Foundation investigation with a snarky sub-headline about the FBI basing that investigation on an anti-Clinton book, “… Is that such a hot idea, though?...” (See “FBI Reportedly Basing Clinton Foundation Investigation On ‘Clinton Cash’ Book” by Jason Linkins, 11/2/16, Huffington Post/ Politics [http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/fbi-clinton-cash_us_5819fda4e4b01f610e3948af]).

After a in depth backgrounder largely about how the NY Times has covered the Clinton Foundation with its investigative reporting, Huff-Po delivers this “money shot” about the current FBI Clinton Foundation investigation: “….So the Clinton Foundation is eminently scrutinizable. Whether the FBI is the right organization to provide that scrutiny, however, is an open question. And it’s likely that following up on leads generated by Clinton Cash is rife with pitfalls, potentially explaining why the investigation has not ‘developed much evidence.’…”

Anonymous said...

The GWM comment from 11:18 reads like a 5 count indictment. Today is the first time that I believe Trump may win. For better or worse,

Anonymous said...

The latest polls from Colorado & Pennsylvania changed the race. Trump has got the big Mo

Anonymous said...

5 counts in an indictment is no big deal

Galewyn Massey said...

COMMENT: THE "LOOK AT WHAT I SAID IN MY COMMENT ABOVE" EDITION

I SAID YOU COULD TELL IF THE FBI WAS FULL AND OPEN REVOLT AGAINST THE DOJ IF CERTAIN THINGS CAME TO PASS IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS

Sure enough many of those things did happen --- plus so much more.....

The "FBI sources" also named names of who in the DOJ was blocking their presenting evidence to a grand jury in the Clinton Foundation cases, singling out Loretta Lynch's successor in the Eastern District, Robert Capers, for special approbrium.

Anonymous said...

I think you are mixing up the FBI and the Prosecutors in the DOJ.

They may all look alike, but they answer to different bosses, have different roles, and have different parking spaces.

Anonymous said...

The way NH has switched it's beginning to look like a Trump win. Hillary is scrounging around that congressional district in Maine. Trumps getting Utah, Florida and Ohio. Its important for all readers of this blog to know how smart I am.

Anonymous said...

The KKK endorsement smells like a Hillary payoff. Think about it. If the KKK wanted to help Trump would they do this?

Galewyn Massey said...

UPDATE: THE "UNDER THE RADAR --- MORE "CLASSIFIED" HILLARY E-MAILS" EDITION

THE LATEST STATE DEPARTMENT DROP OF HILLARY CLINTON E-MAILS SHOWS THAT EVEN SOME MORE WERE CLASSIFIED "CONFIDENTIAL"

According to a report today in Politico, "Two of Hillary Clinton’s emails have been upgraded to “confidential,” a State Department spokesman announced Friday.
The revelation comes from the State Department's Friday afternoon release of hundreds of pages of additional emails from Clinton’s private server, a document dump that comes just four days before Election Day.... The agency released 74 documents totaling 285 pages. Two such emails were upgraded to “confidential” — State’s lowest classification level, spokesman John Kirby said in a statement...." (See "State Dept. upgrades two more of Clinton's emails to 'confidential'" by Nolan D. McCaskill, 11/4/16, Politico [http://www.politico.com/story/2016/11/hillary-clinton-emails-released-election-230750]).


Anonymous said...

Trump looks like he will win. But I don't think it will happen.

Anonymous said...

Politico now has more journalistic integrity than the New York Times.

Anonymous said...

How many of Hillary's 33,000 "personal" emails were classified?
The last two were sent to Chelsea and probably included information about last minute US negotiations for the climate treaty, which was redacted in what was released.