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March 16, 2017

Strategika Issue #39, You Say You Want A Revolution? Thomas Donnelly [nc]

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Issue 39
You Say You Want A Revolution?
by Thomas Donnelly
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

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To paraphrase the Beatles: Well, you know, you’d better free your mind instead; you may want a revolution but ought to settle for some evolution.

It is an article of revealed religion among defense elites that “we live in a relentlessly changing and fiercely competitive world.” Those words were from former Defense Secretary Ashton Carter, once a physicist and someone deeply imbued with the idea that technological change and competition were the elements propelling change, and that those who failed to “innovate” were doomed to defeat: “Today’s era of military competition is characterized by the additional variables of speed and agility, such that leading the race now frequently depends on who can out-innovate faster than everyone else, and even change the game.”

Such attitudes took root in the late Cold War, back when the Pentagon had a “director for defense research and engineering”—a powerful post separate from the actual weapons-buying bureaucracy—and invested substantial sums in the Defense Advanced Projects Research Agency. These agencies were dominated by engineers, practical people whose goal was not science per say but to find ways to put new technologies into the hands of soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines. But the combination of the Cold War’s end and the endless small wars of the post-9/11 years has inverted this traditional approach; the leaders of the Defense Department have been driven by the immediate need to respond to today’s enemies—all of them unpredicted—and have luxuriated in an extreme form of futurism—dreams that must inevitably go unfulfilled.

The failure to build and field in important numbers the weapons designs of the 1990s has all but deprived U.S. forces of the conventional-force superiority that is a premise of their strategy. The past failures to innovate incrementally have added up, even though the Russians and Chinese—and, increasingly, their Iranian partners in what Walter Russell Mead has dubbed the “Axis of Weevils”—have done little more than attained the level of lethality and sophistication reached by U.S. forces during Desert Storm. And since the Weevils are, for the moment, entirely engaged in moving into the vacuum created by American withdrawals rather than testing their strength directly, it is hard to know what level of tactical competence they have really derived from their belated modernization, but the balance of military power has undoubtedly shifted. National Security Advisor Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster put the matter succinctly: “When we minimize our Army, we maximize the risk to our soldiers, the risk that in a crisis they will be forced to enter a fight too few in number and without the training and equipment they need to win.”

In such circumstances, broad programs of military “transformation”—Donald Rumsfeld’s dream or a “third offset,” and Ash Carter’s homage to former Defense Secretary William Perry and the creation of “stealth” aircraft—are not relevant. Photon torpedoes, warp drives, and cloaking devices remain in the realm of the starship Enterprise. Better the urgency of President John Kennedy, who vowed to put an American on the moon “in this decade,” than the spirit of Captain James Kirk. And in fact, there are fairly mature military technologies that meet the test of restoring the tactical advantages that U.S. troops once enjoyed.

Perhaps the most tantalizing near-term technologies are related to the substitution of intense amounts of electrical energy for the explosive power of gunpowder. This comprises a kind of catch-all category that subsumes several developments and could have—at least to leaders with an engineering mindset—multiple applications. Fielding electrical-energy-based weapons depends upon the ability to generate and to store immense amounts of power, and then release it either as a destructive force on its own or to propel a projectile at extremely high speeds. Stored electricity might prove to be the gunpowder of the future.

The Defense Department and the military services have been experimenting with these technologies for a decade and more. The Army and Navy have tested a number of “railgun” designs. Railguns are electromagnetic launchers with a parallel set of conductors—the “rails”—that accelerate a sliding armature by passing a very strong current down one rail, along the armature to the other rail. In essence, it’s a 21st-century slingshot that hurls a very dense, but inert, projectile about twice as fast as a traditional cannon; the kinetic energy of these projectiles is enormous.

It does appear that the science of railguns has reached some level of maturity. The main technological challenges are generating and storing enough electrical power—that is to say, a big engine and a good set of batteries—to allow for repeated pulses of direct current that would yield militarily relevant rates of fire of something like six rounds per minute. Other challenges are to build durable and practical rails, since the launch process generates extreme heat that stresses the rail materials. Further, designing guidance mechanisms that can withstand the heat generated by the speed of the projectile may be difficult. On the plus side, the design of munitions ought to be simplified, as should storage, handling, and logistics, since there is no “warhead” atop a railgun round and explosives are not required. Moreover, the range of railguns would far exceed that of any cannon.

But again, the railgun literature strongly indicates that these are challenges for engineering, not basic science. The Navy is interested in railgun technology as a potential solution to the rising challenges of surface fleet air defense and, especially, cruise and ballistic missile defense. Ironically, the otherwise-disastrous Zumwalt-class destroyer—which is now a $4 billion-per-copy pocket battleship—would make a practical platform for a railgun-based system. The ship is huge for a “destroyer”; at almost 15,000 tons it’s almost twice the size of the current Arleigh Burke-class ships. And it has an electric engine that can not only drive the ship at 30 knots, but also generate huge amounts of additional electricity. The Navy originally planned to buy 32 Zumwalts, but the program has long since run aground—because of its technological and cost problems, but also, most importantly, because the ship was misconceived—and halted at just three. To redesign and revive the project would involve great further expense and be an engineering risk, surely. But it could also result in fielding a game-changing technology that would go far toward solving the “anti-access” problem posed by the growing arsenals of Chinese, Russian, and Iranian anti-ship missiles within the next decade rather than several decades. There is no reason to believe that designing a new class of ships would be any less expensive; indeed it is irrational to think that starting over would save money.

On a smaller scale, electromagnetic guns might become the main armaments on tanks and howitzers. While all the same challenges would recur and be compounded by the need to reduce both the source of the electricity and the storage device to the size of a ground combat vehicle, the fundamental engineering challenges are the same as for ships. And the Army already is experimenting with modifying existing howitzers to shoot the same projectile as an electromagnetic weapon. “It turns out that powder guns firing the same hypervelocity projectiles gets you almost as much as you would get out of the electromagnetic rail gun, but it’s something we can do much faster,” says Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work, who has been held over from the Obama Administration to ensure continuity in defense planning. “We are [saying to the next administration]: ‘Look, we believe this is the place where you want to put your money, but we’re going to have enough money in there for both the electromagnetic rail gun and the powder gun.’”

A related development, also resulting from the ability to generate and store immense amounts of power, that is on the cusp of science fiction and reality is the prospect of using directed energy itself as a weapon. Indeed, some low-level forms of directed energy have been employed by the military for some time: microwave systems that heat the water in skin cells, causing irritation, have been used as a crowd-control measure; microwaves also have been fielded to fry enemy electronic systems. Even the radars on combat aircraft may have limited applications in disrupting the sensors of attacking missiles. And, as far back as 2002, the U.S. Air Force began flying an “Airborne Laser”—basically, a giant high-energy chemical laser stuffed inside a 747 commercial aircraft body—as a missile defense test system. In January 2010 the system successfully passed an intercept test and a month later destroyed two targets in a single engagement. But shortly thereafter, amid one of the many rounds of defense budget reductions during the Obama Administration, the effort was scrapped. In many ways, fielding the system as designed was a bad idea—the laser itself needed to be more powerful and would have required a large and vulnerable aircraft to fly within range of enemy air defenses—but the underlying concept was sound and indicative that such systems were technologically feasible, if tactically immature. Also, it was clear that using electricity rather than chemistry as a power source was a better solution.

Electromagnetic guns, hypersonic projectiles or even directed energy death rays would by themselves not necessarily constitute a revolution in warfare. But these technologies could yield a substantial increase in the capabilities of a wide variety of legacy platforms—and, importantly, again provide U.S. forces with a significant battlefield edge. Most of all, such investments could get the American military back in the habit of continuous modernization and the operational innovation that comes from actually fielding new capabilities. The enthusiasts for “transformation” of the past generation have been looking through the wrong end of the telescope; their model of innovation was that, starved of funds, the U.S. armed services would have to think of new ways to fight. But, through history, the process of change in war has been one that more frequently rewards practical tinkering—matching organizations and doctrine to technologies—more than bold conceptualization. Imagining the tank or the fighter aircraft was the basis for a revolution, but to realize it demanded their integration into combined-arms formation and figuring out how to keep that organization supplied with fossil fuel.

Finally, the experience of recent decades ought to debunk the transformationists’ idea that the United States could afford a geopolitical “strategic pause” to pursue a strategy of innovation. Nor can a global power afford an “offset” approach. To paraphrase the Beatles one last time: Evolution is the real solution. And you can see the plan.

March 11, 2017

Imprimis Feb 17 Vol 46 #2

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How Intelligence Works (When it Does)
February 2017 • Volume 46, Number 2 • Herbert E. Meyer
Herbert E. Meyer
Founder and President, Storm King Press
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Herbert E. Meyer, founder and president of Storm King Press, served during the Reagan Administration as Special Assistant to the Director of Central Intelligence and Vice Chairman of the CIA’s National Intelligence Council. A recipient of the U.S. National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal, his articles and essays on intelligence have been published in several major newspapers, including The Wall Street Journal. He is the author of several books, including Real-World Intelligence and Hard Thinking; two eBooks, How to Analyze Information and The Cure for Poverty; and a recent booklet, Why is the World So Dangerous.
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The following is adapted from a speech delivered on February 15, 2017, at a Hillsdale College National Leadership Seminar in Phoenix, Arizona.

The performance of our country’s intelligence service is the latest example of an issue exploding into the headlines and becoming a shouting match, while failing to clarify anything about the issue itself. This explosion was ignited last fall by allegations that the Russians hacked into Hillary Clinton’s campaign to help Donald Trump win the election. The blast radius expanded after the election, when rumors surfaced that the Russians had deployed their nasty tactic of kompromat to undermine President Trump’s credibility by spreading rumors about his private behavior while in Moscow years ago. All this, on top of failures that had already wreaked havoc at the CIA and our other intelligence agencies—the 9/11 attacks themselves, the mess over weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, the weird 2007 National Intelligence Estimate whose key judgment was that Iran had abandoned its nuclear bomb program, Edward Snowden’s NSA espionage activities—has kept the issue of our intelligence service in the headlines.

But before addressing the question of why these failures have occurred, we need to define clearly the role and purpose of our country’s intelligence service, with a focus on how intelligence really works when it’s working properly.

Just utter the word “intelligence” and most people conjure up images of spies, secret satellites peering down on foreign cities and terrorist camps, and rooms full of young technocrats reading private emails and listening to private conversations. These images are accurate, but they reflect the tools and techniques of our intelligence service, rather than its purpose. To understand its purpose, think of a jumbo jet flying at night through turbulent skies—thunder clouds, lightning, other airplanes streaking in all directions and at all altitudes. To navigate through this, the pilot and his crew rely on their radar—the instrument that paints a picture of their environment, enabling them to see what’s going on around them and what lies ahead so they can chart a safe course. Radar doesn’t tell the captain and his crew what to do, but it gives them the accurate information they’ll need to make good decisions.

Our intelligence service is our nation’s radar. Its purpose is to provide the president and his national security team with an accurate picture of what’s going on in the world and what’s likely to happen in the days, months, and years ahead. The assumption is that if the president and his team have this information, they can chart a safe course for our country. And if they can see the distant future soon enough and clearly enough—and if they don’t like what they see—they can take steps to change the future before it happens.

Good intelligence is a combination of information and insight. Information is the raw material, while insight is the finished product. Sometimes this insight takes the form of a top secret report that alerts the president and his team to something that’s about to happen, such as a terrorist attack or the military invasion of one country by another. At other times it is a National Intelligence Estimate, whose purpose is to provide an overall assessment of a major issue—such as North Korea’s nuclear bomb program or the rapid growth of Africa’s middle class—along with a prediction of its future course.

The key to producing good intelligence lies in getting this combination of information and insight right. Intelligence work is like science. You don’t collect information randomly and then stare at it in hopes that something important will pop up. You start with a thesis—in other words, you decide what you want to know. Then you send your collectors out to get it. This is why the key to producing good intelligence lies in asking the right question, rather than in just poring over what’s been randomly collected in hopes that somewhere in the pile of reports and intercepts on your desk you’ll spot something important.

Let me give you an example of how this worked during the Reagan administration. From the end of World War II until 1981, every president’s objective had been not to lose the Cold War. If things were no worse when a president left office than when he took office, he’d done a good job. But President Reagan didn’t want to tread water—he wanted to win the Cold War. In other words, he switched from defense to offense. So Reagan’s great director of Central Intelligence, William Casey, asked the CIA’s Soviet Division two obvious questions: Where is the Soviet Union weak? and Where is it most vulnerable? The answer he received was: We don’t know. No one’s ever asked this before. Our spies had been so focused on Soviet strengths—infantry divisions, nuclear missiles, tanks, submarines, and so forth—that we had no intelligence on Soviet weaknesses, such as its imploding economy. Under Casey’s leadership, we refocused our collection efforts and, not surprisingly, found all sorts of Soviet vulnerabilities that hadn’t been grasped because no one had bothered looking for them. President Reagan used these weaknesses and vulnerabilities to put more and more pressure on the Kremlin. Eight years later the Berlin Wall came down, and two years after that the Soviet Union ceased to exist.

In the intelligence business, just as in scientific research, a thesis sometimes turns out to be wrong. The collectors can’t find what you want, because it isn’t there. When this happens—and it happens to even the best scientists and intelligence officials—you must abandon your flawed thesis and re-think the issue. If you refuse to do this, you’re like a scientist who continues to insist that the Earth is flat—or a president who continues to insist that ISIS is like a “junior varsity” team.

February 2017 • Volume 46, Number 2 • Herbert E. Meyer

When the collectors have done their work—when they’ve told the analysts what they want to know—the intelligence process shifts from gathering information to creating insight. It’s the difference between shopping for food in the supermarket and actually cooking dinner.

Insight is the product of knowledge, experience, and, above all, good judgment. You cannot say something insightful, or even something intelligent, on a subject or issue about which you don’t know anything. So the most senior intelligence analysts must be among the world’s most knowledgeable individuals in their fields of expertise—the Mideast, Russia, China, nuclear weapons, economic development, etc. And they must have that one elusive and unquantifiable skill that so often brings success in every venture: the ability to spot a pattern with the fewest possible facts—the ability to look at what’s known and combine this with their own knowledge, experience, and good judgment, to come up with a new idea or insight. This is the skill we see in great scientists like Albert Einstein, in great entrepreneurs like Steve Jobs, and in great intelligence chiefs like Bill Casey.

Back in January, when U.S. intelligence chiefs released an unclassified version of the briefing they gave to President-Elect Trump about Russian efforts to influence the November election, Americans learned a phrase that’s unique to the world of intelligence: key judgment. It was a key judgment that Russia had hacked into John Podesta’s email server, and a key judgment that Vladimir Putin preferred Donald Trump to Hillary Clinton. Since these key judgments understandably erupted into a nasty political brawl, let’s take a moment to understand what a key judgment really is. Simply put, it’s the conclusion reached by our most senior intelligence officials, based not only on the evidence they were able to collect, but also on the insights it enabled them to reach based on their knowledge and experience.

A key judgment isn’t the same as a jury verdict. A jury verdict is based solely on the evidence presented to it. In a murder trial, unless the prosecutors can prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant is guilty, you must vote for acquittal. But in a National Intelligence Estimate, you reach a key judgment by starting with the evidence, then combining it with your own knowledge and experience to reach a conclusion.

Precisely because key judgments go beyond evidence, an intelligence service must be trusted by policymakers to be effective. Policymakers may not always like what they’re told—as when the obvious implication of a National Intelligence Estimate is that a favorite policy is heading for catastrophe—but if they trust the intelligence service, they will know that what they’ve been told is likely true. And this trust needs to be earned.

This is how it was during the Reagan administration, because ev¬eryone from the President on down knew perfectly well that the intelligence official who not only had read the final version of an Estimate and signed off on it—but also played a major role in writing it—was the CIA director himself. Like every other member of the cabinet, Bill Casey was a busy man. But to Casey, being in charge of our intelligence service meant more than merely being its top administrator and dealing with budgets and bureaucracies. It meant that he himself was our country’s top intelligence analyst. When the final draft of an Estimate landed on his desk—more precisely, when I walked into his office and handed it to him—Casey would take that draft, pick up a pen and a yellow legal pad, and go through it word by word.

Sometimes he made a change that clarified a sentence. Other times he asked a question that forced us to go back and re-think what we’d written. When that happened, we either changed the draft or asked to meet with Casey to try and persuade him that the original version was better. He would listen and then make his decision. All of us who worked closely with Bill Casey—he insisted that everyone, including the CIA’s most junior analysts, call him Bill—were astounded by the amount of time he devoted to getting the final draft of an Estimate, or the final version of the President’s Daily Brief, just right. He did this by sitting quietly in his office, reading, writing, and—something that so few officials in Washington, D.C. set aside the time to do—thinking.

February 2017 • Volume 46, Number 2 • Herbert E. Meyer

So why has our intelligence service suffered so many failures during the last decade or so, losing the trust of so many? Because it’s been run by career bureaucrats and administrators who rose to the top by managing intelligence rather than actually doing it. That’s like putting an airline executive with an MBA and a law degree into the cockpit of a jumbo jet. And like bureaucrats and administrators everywhere, our recent intelligence chiefs focused on structure rather than on people. Of course all organizations, including intelligence services, need the proper structure. But especially in an intelligence service, good structure is worthless without the right people—in this case world-class analysts who are deeply knowledgeable about the Mideast, China, Russia, terrorism, and all the rest. Make a list of our country’s leading experts on these subjects. How many of them have held top-level jobs in our intelligence service during the last dozen or so years? How often have the leaders of our intelligence service reached out to these people to seek their advice? The correct answers are: none and rarely.

We are still in the early days of the Trump administration, but to borrow an overused Washington cliché, we should be cautiously optimistic about the future of our intelligence service. Neither Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats nor Director of Central Intelligence Mike Pompeo are professional bureaucrats. They’ve built their careers on substance rather than on management. Each of them has proven he can talk about the key issues that confront us with an impressive level of personal knowledge and insight. Each is capable of actually doing intelligence rather than merely overseeing it.

This will require restoring the correct balance between collection and analysis. Obviously, collecting information is crucially important work. Collecting information through technology—satellites, intercepts, and so forth—is intense to the point of exhaustion. Collecting information through espionage is dangerous and sometimes fatal. All of us owe these collectors a huge debt of gratitude. What they need now is guidance from the top—a clear sense of what to look for, rather than just being told to sweep in whatever information they can in hopes it will prove useful.

Turning this raw material into first-rate intelligence will require the active participation of our country’s best geo-strategic experts in think tanks, universities, corporations, and increasingly the blogosphere. Directors Coats and Pompeo should recruit the ones they can, and be in close touch with the others. This doesn’t mean agreeing with everything these experts say and write. It means listening to them and blending their information and insights with what’s been gathered covertly, in order to reach the clearest, most accurate conclusions about what’s happening now and what’s likely to happen in the future.

Finally, Coats and Pompeo will need to do the one thing their recent predecessors didn’t do, either because they didn’t recognize the need to do it or didn’t have the ability. They will need to set aside time—quite a bit of time—to sit quietly in their offices and think. Their objective must be to paint an accurate picture of what’s going on in the world and of what’s likely to happen in the future. If they can do this, President Trump and his national security team will have what they need to see America safely through today’s global turbulence: radar.

March 10, 2017

Hanson angry reader reply, 10 Mar 17 [nc]

03/10/17
From an Angry Reader:

Mr. Hansen –

In this commentary, you appear to be engaging in sophistry. In other words, you appear to be decisively imparting falsehoods. First you fabricate a definition of the “American elite” comprised exclusively of progressives. Then you fabricate a reality where the mainstream press disseminates lies, where college campuses lack diversity and muzzle free speech and where progressives have fallen down in addressing the problems of the inner cities. Finally you fabricate an argument that the so-called elite have “titles, brands and buzz” but no “demonstrable knowledge or proven character”. This is a perfect example of deflection and psychological projection. You have, wittingly or not, described your populist hero Donald Trump, a man with “brands and buzz”, who disseminates lies, impugns minorities, muzzles the press, cares little about the inner cities and clearly lacks knowledge or character.

– Allan Cooper

Victor Davis Hanson’s Reply:

Dear Angry Reader Allan Cooper

One of the themes of the Angry Reader column is the predictable use by Leftists such as yourself of personal invective (“sophistry”, “falsehoods”, “fabricate”, etc.) along with intellectual laziness.

Take your allegation that I wrote that elites are “comprised exclusively of progressives”.

How does that assertion square with my allusion in the column on elites to “many in the Republican Party as well” or to the “Bush or Clinton families”. Are the Bushes and the Republican Party progressives?

So it is hard to take you seriously when the first allegation you make is demonstrably false.

And it sadly it is all downhill from there:

1) Are you arguing for intellectual diversity on campus? I think the recent Middlebury and Berkeley violence highlights my suggestion that there is little intellectual tolerance on campus.

2) Are you suggesting that the media is not progressive? JournoList, Wikileaks, and the epidemic of fake news from Rathergate and Brian Williams to the MLK bust allegation or Trump’s supposed romps in a Moscow hotel room substantiate the unreliability of the press, which by all polls and its own admission is overwhelming liberal.

3) You doubt the nature of life in the inner city or its governance? The inner cities are in crisis; most have had Democratic mayors and councils for the last thirty years and more; again are you contending that fact?

Donald Trump is not “my populist hero”; can you find any indication that I wrote that?

More to the point: what Trump says and what he actually does are two different things. I will find him guilty of “muzzling the press” when his Justice Department hounds journalists of the Associated Press or taps the communications of a reporter in the fashion of Obama’s treatment of James Rosen, or expands the reach of the NSA and the dissemination of its intelligence or depends on fawning press coverage to advance his agenda in the fashion of the “god”, “smartest president ever” and leg-tingling Barack Obama.

There are various ways of defining knowledge and character.

Trump is, of course, a flawed individual like many of us; but his failings are transparent, quite unlike those of Barack Obama, to take one example (Hillary Clinton is another).

With Trump, what you see is what you get. With Obama and his subordinates we were given constant utopian platitudes about hope and change, but experienced quite different dangerous deeds: expansions of NSA electronic surveillance, lying under oath by Eric Holder and James Clapper, the warping of the IRS, scandals in the VA, GSA, Secret Service, EPA, etc., nullifications of federal law by executive order non-enforcement, the jailing of a video maker on the false narrative of culpability for Benghazi (about which lies were promulgated by Susan Rice), the “echo chamber” manipulation of the “know nothing” press, assassinations abroad of US citizens, bombing Libya without congressional consent, the likely illegal monitoring and leaking of communications of the Trump campaign (as reported by the NY Times, Washington Post, and BBC), constant mellifluous untruth (you can keep your doctor and health plan, the president will not by fiat grant amnesties, the mythologies of the Cairo Speech), and often bizarre references to foreign leaders (from the open mic promise to be more flexible with Putin but only after the election to the gratuitous insults of Netanyahu [“coward”, “chickenshit”]). I learned in farming early on that the loud and uncouth are easier to deal with than the glib and shifty-eyed; the former may assault you senses, but the latter your person and livelihood.

So I think you need to redefine the boundaries of wisdom; they are not just calibrated by “57 states”- and “corps-men”-like Columbia and Harvard degrees.

Surviving the Manhattan real estate cauldron may take more savvy and cunning than the sorts of identity-politics navigation in colleges and liberal circles as outlined in Dreams From My Father. I have spent most of my adult life in two pursuits: academia, often in the circle of those with impressive graduate degrees, and farming with those sometimes without high school diplomas.

I saw little difference among the two groups in terms of ethics, saw the less articulate often more direct and transparent, and could never quite tell which group was the smarter, although what I heard in the faculty lounge and academic senate was a few rings down on the intelligence scale from what I heard and saw when talking to well drillers, pump installers, and tractor mechanics.

Sincerely,

Victor Davis HansOn (Swedish not Danish)

March 7, 2017

“Russian Collusion”, Joseph R. John, Capt USN [nc]

Joseph R. John
To jrj@combatveteransforcongress.org
Today at 7:41 AM

The Duplicity of the “Russian Collusion” is the Collusion Between Obama, Democrat Senators, and the Russians

By Capt Joseph R. John, March 7, 2017: Op Ed # 340

Since the 1920s Russian Communists have tried to destabilize US elections, as they are currently trying to destabilize elections in France. Russian Communists have been very successful in supporting candidates for Congress in the US who want to bring down the US Constitutional form of government. Over the last 100 years, Russia promoted the philosophies of candidates in the US that resulted in the election of 70 Democratic members of Congress who are Socialists, Leftists, Communists, Progressives, and Muslims (you can easily obtain their names by making a request of Google for the “Socialists, Communists, and Progressives in Congress”).

The goal for all elections in the US should be to prevent the Russians, China, groups like the Muslim Brotherhood, and any other foreign power from influencing US Congressional and Presidential elections. Following the defeat of Hillary Clinton, the Democratic Party and the left of center liberal media establishment have been promoting Russian conspiracy theories as the reason why Hillary lost the election. The assertion is that the Russia worked with the Trump Presidential Campaign to hack the Democratic National Committee, to interfere with, and deny Hillary what she felt was her right to be elected to the presidency.

The Russian narrative of collusion is fake news propped up by the left of center liberal media establishment, in order to delegitimize President Trump. After 4 months of investigation, there is absolutely no evidence of collusion, or one source that the press can identify who can prove collusion. The Director of National Intelligence in the Obama administration, James R. Clapper, stated that there has been no evidence that Russia colluded with anyone in the Trump Presidential Campaign Organization, that there is no proof that Russia affected the votes in any state, or that Russia’s actions actually caused Hillary Clinton to lose the election.

Many leftist and progressive organizations have been working closely with Obama’s Organization For America (OFA), with Soros, Bill Ayers, and Valerie Jarret (who moved into Obama’s rented house in Washington) to initiate a silent coup d’état, to oust President Trump from office. Sources told the Daily Mail that Obama hates Trump and plans to bring down the Trump administration. Obama is employing 32,000 Alinsky trained radicals, operating out of 250 offices across the nation, who are being paid by Soros to sabotage the Trump administration.

Obama puts on a charming face for the press, but his hate for President Trump is evil. OFA is leading a full-fledged effort to deny President Trump control of the US Government, with the help of thousands of Obama’s political appointees, still in positions of leadership in the Intelligence Agencies and other departments of US Government. For the last 4 months, Obama has showed his true colors, in his concerted effort to employ OFA and the left of center liberal media establishment to allege that Russia colluded with the Trump Campaign to defeat Hillary and to support violent demonstrations in the streets.

The slow approval of members of President Trumps Cabinet by Democrats in the Senate, and the reluctance to approve over 500 sub-cabinet appointees requiring Senate approval. The slowdown has been orchestrated to allow the Obama political appointees to remain in their appointed positions throughout the government. The goal is to undermine the Trump administration and provide leak of damaging information to the press. All Obama appointees should be required to submit their resignation, as is custom following a presidential election, when a new administration gains power.

In June 2016, it was reported that Obama administration surrogates approached the FISA Court to surveille Donald Trump; the application was rejected by a Federal Judge. In October 2016, the Obama administration Justice Department submitted a second request to a FISA Court to surveil two Russian Banks that was approved. They were apparently successful with that wiretap, because in November the New York Times reported that it was learned “thru a wiretap” that General Flynn had spoken to Russian representatives in the course of communicating with 45 other governments (incidentally that was his job; Obama’s representatives were negotiating with Iran in meetings in the country of Oman long before Obama was inaugurated). Someone in Justice or in one the intelligence agencies leaked to the New York Times, that a wiretap had revealed that General Flynn had communicated with a representative of the Russian government.

On inauguration day, the New York Times reported in a front page story, that The White House received information from a wiretap, that there was no conclusive evidence of any wrong doing by the Trump Campaign with Russia. That was the second violation of federal law by leakers to the New York Times: those leakers should be prosecuted for violating the Espionage Act.

Yet the New York Times keeps reporting that President Donald Trump has given no proof of a wiretap of the Trump campaign; they refused to inform their readers that revealing details of a FISA wiretap is against federal law and details can’t be revealed to the general public. Certain provision s of the Espionage Act and Federal Law EO 1333, Section 23c allows the President of the United States to wiretap phones without a FISA Warrant (that is called collecting incidental intelligence); that may have been the way that Obama’s Justice Department wire tapped Donald Trump’s phones. The wiretap was not an FBI wiretap.

Only 17 days before Obama left office, he changed President Eisenhower’s, tried and true, method of handling very sensitive highly classified signal intelligence. Obama changed the manner in which highly classified and sensitive signal intelligence could be shared by the NSA; he didn’t make that damaging changed the previous 8 years. By authorized the NSA to share very sensitive information with 17 US Intelligence Agencies, Obama allowed too many people access to intelligence that had no need to know. That last minute change by Obama, made it very difficult to track who is currently releasing the classified intelligence information today. Ever since Hillary lost the election, intelligence leaks by intelligence agencies have been ongoing and damaging seriously National Security.

The Democrats tried to hide the fact that the Russian Ambassador had meetings in the Obama White House and Valerie Jarret 22 times to advance the extremely dangerous Iranian Nuclear Weapons Agreement and support Valerie Jarret’s allies in Iran. In addition, 30 Democratic Senators met with Communist diplomats from Russia and China on Capitol Hill to tamp down opposition to, and advance Obama’s dangerous Iranian Nuclear Weapons Agreement.

It is not far-fetched to report, and there should be no surprise for the American people to learn that the Obama administration instigated the surveillance of the Donald Trump’s Presidential Campaign, by simply reviewing how Obama tried to restrict the rights of American citizens, listed below, and learn how Obama violated the US Constitutional rights of Americans over the last 8 years:

(1) The Obama Justice Department wiretapped the telephone of James Rosen, a TV Press Reporter in violation of Freedom of the Press.

(2) The Obama Justice Department wiretapped and compromised the personal information of 28 AP Reporters.

(3) Obama’s IRS targeted Conservative Groups in the “Tea Party Scandal” and prevented them from registering as tax free organization to participate in national election; a violation of Freedom of the Right to participate in elections.

(4) Obama’s ATF “Operation Fast and Furious Scandal” perpetrated by then Attorney General Eric Holder transferred 2000 weapons to Mexican Drug Cartels was aimed at somehow compromising the right of Americans to purchase weapons from gun dealers in the US, in violation of the 2nd Amendment. Holder became the first sitting member of the Cabinet of a US President to be held in contempt of Congress for his actions.

(5) When it was discovered that Hillary Clinton had transmitted Top Secret SCI messages via a private unclassified server located in the basement of her home for 4 years, and that some of the compartmented messages with even higher classifications may have compromised the safety of intelligent assets in foreign countries, and possibly resulted in their deaths, Obama said that he had no problem with her unclassified server. Hillary and Obama were responsible for compromising very sensitive national security information. Hillary’s transmissions may have led to the attack in Benghazi, because Hillary’s intercepted messages insisted on the removal of security for the Libyan Ambassador, leaving the US Mission virtually unprotected.

A review of the duplicity by Obama, Hillary Clinton, Valerie Jarret, Democratic Senators, and Democratic Congressmen in their meetings with Russians, that was ignored by the left of center liberal media establishment for 8 years. The Democrats can make the below listed egregious agreements with the Russians, yet the press didn’t accuse them of colluding with Russia. President Trump’s staff is being accused daily of wild Russian conspiracy theories that have no basis in fact. When the American people compare the below listed information with the few phone calls made by General Flynn in the function of his duties, there should be no doubt about who has been colluding with Russia to the detriment of the United States:

(1) In 2012, shortly just prior to the presidential election, Obama was meeting with Putin’s number two, (then Russian President) Dmitry Medvedev). There was an open microphone and Obama was overheard — and it was reported — “You tell Vladimir that I’ll have a lot more flexibility after the election.”

(2) Then Russia invaded Crimea, and conquered the first country, since WWII, and Obama did absolutely nothing.

(3) Then Russia had their military personnel in unmarked uniforms attacked Ukraine; Ukraine literally begged the US for defensive weapons, and Obama did nothing.

(4) Despite the warning of Israel and many other US allies, Obama did nothing when Putin provided surface to air missiles to protect Iran’s nuclear weapons development facilities, protecting them from military strikes by Israel.

(5) When Putin joined Iran and Assad in killing US trained Sunni freedom fighters throughout Syria, Obama did nothing.

(6) Obama allowed Hillary, his Secretary of State, to authorize the transfer of 20% of the United States Uranium to Russia.

http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/01/10/obama-approved-giving-iran-116-metric-tons-of-uranium-as-a-thank-you-gift/

(7) Hillary’s Clinton Foundation in Canada received support from a Putin Front Company and John Podesta received stock and was placed on the Board of Directors of that company following the transfer of the 20 % of the US’s uranium to Russia

The true “Russian Collusion” is the collusion between Barack Obama, the Obama administration, Hillary Clinton, and the Russians. Obama approved giving Russia, 20% of the United States uranium production, as a thank you gift for supporting the Iranian Nuclear Weapons Agreement on the international stage, and gave Iran 116 metric tons of US uranium. Obama’s team used the pretext of Russian interference in the election to justify wiretapping the Trump Campaign, and to authorize illegal leaks to the press. Obama continues to oppose the legitimacy of President Trump’s election, opposes the retention of Attorney General Session, and was successful in opposing the retention of General Flynn as the National Security Advisor.

Obama is the first former occupant of the Oval Office in 240 years to try to bring down his successor by sabotaging his programs on a daily basis. The below listed article outlines the 64 ways Obama is sabotaging the Trump administration!!!

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WND Exclusive

64 ways Obama is sabotaging Trump

Ex-president plots to force resignation or impeachment

Garth Kant

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WASHINGTON – It might seem outrageous and unprecedented that a newly departed president would devote himself to overthrowing his successor, but that is exactly what a mountain of growing evidence appears to indicate.

“Obama’s goal, according to a close family friend, is to oust Trump from the presidency either by forcing his resignation or through his impeachment,” the Daily Mail reported Wednesday.

The source also told the paper that Obama loathes President Trump and considers his presidency illegitimate.

“Obama is dismayed at the way Trump is tearing down his legacy – Obamacare, the social safety net and the welcome mat for refugees he put in place,” the source told the

The following is a list of what has been publicly reported, by WND and others, about what Obama is trying to do to oppose — many say destroy — the Trump presidency and how he is doing it:

1) Obama is using his new mansion, just two miles from the White House, as his headquarters in his insurgency against Trump.

2) Obama’s shadow White House has a taxpayer-funded office, a chief of staff and press secretary.

3) He is working behind the scenes to set up a shadow government to protect his legacy and sabotage the incoming administration.

4) A family source said Obama was reluctant to lead the opposition to Trump because he was “weary and burned out.” But top adviser Valerie Jarrett convinced him it was the only way to salvage his legacy.

5) The source said, “Obama doesn’t make a decision without her,” and he has now embraced his new role leading the campaign to sabotage the administration because he loathes Trump, whose presidency he considers illegitimate.

6) To guide and counsel Obama, Jarrett has moved into his 8,200-square-foot, $5.3-million mansion.

7) According to the source, Michelle Obama and Jarrett will strategize to topple Trump.

8) The former first lady and the Obama Foundation will both have offices in the mansion. Presumably, Jarrett will, too.

9) Obama will implement his plans through a network of leftist nonprofits led by Organizing for Action, or OFA, the organization that grew out of his campaign group, Organizing for America.

10) That will give Obama a virtual army of agitators and organizers at is disposal. Federal tax records show OFA has 32,525 volunteers nationwide. Another 25,000 are actively under training.

11) OFA has more than 250 offices across the country.

12) OFA is equipped with Obama’s 2012 campaign database, which it will use to rally resistance to Trump and get out the vote for Democratic Party candidates.

13) OFA is registered as a “social welfare” non-profit 501(c)(4), that doesn’t have to disclose its donors. OFA has raised more than $40 million in contributions and grants since 2013.

14) OFA volunteers are professionally trained organizers who go through a six-week training program that includes Alinsky agitation tactics. OFA is run by ex-Obama officials and staffers.

15) OFA plans to stage 400 rallies across 42 states this year to attack Trump’s effort to repeal Obamacare.

16) Obama appeared to be behind anti-Trump protests. He praised demonstrations against Trump’s travel ban. And, after the election he personally rallied OFA troops to protect his legacy in a conference call. “Now is the time for some organizing,” he said. “So don’t mope” over the election results.”

17) After Trump’s victory, Obama also promised OFA activists he would soon join them in the battle. “Understand that I’m going to be constrained in what I do with all of you until I am again a private citizen, but that’s not so far off,” he said. “You’re going to see me early next year, and we’re going to be in a position where we can start cooking up all kinds of great stuff.”

18) He also said, “I promise you that next year Michelle and I are going to be right there with you, and the clouds are going to start parting, and we’re going to be busy. I’ve got all kinds of thoughts and ideas about it, but this isn’t the best time to share them.”

19) Since the election, OFA has added staff and accelerated its recruitment of liberal activists.

20) OFA promises to fight Trump on illegal immigration, Obamacare, race relations and climate change.

21) Some of the anti-Trump marches organized by OFA across the country turned into riots.

22) OFA is distributing a training manual to anti-Trump activists.

23) The manual is published with OFA newly formed partner “Indivisible,” and advises protesters to go town halls held by GOP lawmakers, blend in, then protest.

24) OFA is working with Indivisible to conduct online training for protesters.

25) Indivisible leaders are associated with groups financed by radical leftist billionaire George Soros.

26) An OFA post on Facebook called on activists to mobilize against Republicans until Feb. 26, when “representatives are going to be in their home districts.”

27) The protesters disrupted town halls including one held in Utah by House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz, who was confronted by hundreds of angry protesters claiming to be his constituents.

28) The manual advised protesters to spread out in pairs to make it seem like the whole room opposed the Republican host’s positions. It said, “This will help reinforce the impression of broad consensus.” It also urged them to ask “hostile” questions – while keeping “a firm hold on the mic” – and loudly boo the GOP politician.

29) An audio recording obtained by a Louisiana radio station documented that progressive activists plotted to take over a town hall meeting held by Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La. Activists were instructed to dress like conservatives and leave at home “any signifier that you’re a liberal in order to blend in.”

30) The station identified one of the voices on the recording as James Proctor, a leader of Indivisible Acadiana, a local branch of the national Indivisible organization, which has organized hostile Republican town halls all around the country.

31) Protesters were advised to send video footage to local and national media. “Unfavorable exchanges caught on video can be devastating” for Republican lawmakers, the manual said, when “shared through social media and picked up by local and national media.”

32) Protesters gave networks footage of their confrontations with Chaffetz, forcing him to issue statements defending himself.

33) A study by the Media Research Center found that 88 percent of the broadcast news coverage of the Trump administration was “hostile” during the first 30 days of office. The study analyzed both tone and content for evening newscasts on ABC, NBC and CBS.

34) A script in the training manual advised callers to complain: “I’m honestly scared that a known racist and anti-Semite will be working just feet from the Oval Office … It is everyone’s business if a man who promoted white supremacy is serving as an adviser to the president.” But the document provided no evidence to support the accusations.

35) The manual also advised protesters to flood lawmakers’ offices with phone calls and emails demanding the resignation of top White House adviser Steve Bannon.

36) Protesters also stormed Republicans’ district offices. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-Calif., blamed a mob of anti-Trump activists for knocking unconscious a 71-year-old female staffer at his Southern California office.

37) Talk-show host Rush Limbaugh said he was certain the former president and elements of the Democratic Party were behind the protests because they have been too organized and too professional to be random eruptions of grass-roots discontent. “Obama. George Soros money, I’m certain, is involved,” he said. “They also discuss how to play up to the media, and they illustrate that the media’s not very hard to convince. The media is on their side. The media is only too eager to cooperate, as we know.”

38) Trump agreed Obama was probably behind the protests. “Well, you never know what’s exactly happening behind the scenes,” Trump said. “You know, you’re probably right, or possibly right, but you never know. No, I think that President Obama is behind it because his people are certainly behind it. And the some of the leaks possibly come from that group, you know, some of the leaks which are really very serious leaks because they’re very bad in terms of national security. But I also understand that’s politics. And in terms of him being behind things, that’s politics, and it will probably continue.”

39) Limbaugh said, “Hedge funds and Hollywood are assisting him (Obama), so there is money and propaganda on his side. ABC is among the worst in the mainstream media, which is a total disgrace for Disney.”

40) Limbaugh also noted that impeachment talk is being used by Democrats to derail Trump: “Now, they don’t have the numbers in Congress to pull it off, but can you imagine if Democrat House managers even start breathing the word seriously? The media is gonna be all over it! The media’s gonna eat it up! The media’s gonna be asking Republicans, ‘Why aren’t you joining the Democrats? Don’t you understand? This is a serious movement to impeach the president. He’s doing great damage to the country.’ I can see it all now.”

41) “Obama has circumvented the Democrats with [Organizing for America] and has established a clandestine unaccountable political party taking money from questionable people,” said Martin Armstrong, whose Armstrong Economics provides commentary on a wide range of issues extending beyond economics, including history, global warming, real estate and world events.

42) Armstrong added: “Obama is behind the effort to derail and block the Trump administration on everything. However, Obama may be sowing the seeds of the destruction of the Democratic Party altogether. Those who think Obama is not behind this coup are blinded by their bias.”

43) Armstrong explained that Obama “is deliberately trying to create an uprising and is side-stepping the Democratic Party himself because they will not agree with his agenda.”

44) At the same time, Obama is said to be angling for control over the party by installing his former civil rights chief, Tom Perez, as the newly elected head of the Democratic National Committee. Perez vowed, “It’s time to organize and fight … We must stand up to protect President Obama’s accomplishments,” while also promising, “We’re going to build the strongest grassroots organizing force this country has ever seen.”

45) OFA is working with the Obama Foundation, run by Obama’s former political director, and the National Democratic Redistricting Committee, or NDRC, launched recently by Obama former attorney general Eric Holder, to end what he and Obama call GOP “gerrymandering” of congressional districts and to try to redraw the districts in a way more favorable to Democrats to increase their members in Congress.

46) Holder said he had discussed Obama fundraising for the NDRC and interacting with state lawmakers on the group’s behalf.

47) Spokesman Jared Leopold described the tax-exempt NDRC as a “super group” that brings together the efforts of the Democratic Governors Association, the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee and House Majority PAC.

48) On Tuesday, Holder promised Democrats that Obama is getting ready for a public return to politics. “It’s coming. He’s coming,” Holder said while discussing NDRC, which Obama asked him to chair last year. “And he’s ready to roll,” and “will be a more visible part of the effort,” Holder added.

49) Obama signaled his intention before leaving the White House last fall, saying that his post-presidency focus would be on general assembly races and redistricting after the 2020 Census, trying to recapture some of the enormous number of seats Democrats lost at the state level during his presidency.

50) Obama said in September, “Once out of office, I’m gonna stop being polite and start getting real.”

51) Obama hinted that he planned to start speaking out more like an activist than a president. There are “things,” he said in an interview, “that in some ways I suspect I’m able to do better out of this office.” He elaborated that because of the “institutional constraints” of the presidency, “there are things I cannot say.”

52) Obama went on to essentially say he would be an activist after leaving office. “There are institutional obligations I have to carry out that are important for a president of the United States to carry out, but may not always align with what I think would move the ball down the field on the issues that I care most deeply about,” he said.

53) Then, in his final news conference as president, Obama vowed to take action if President Trump dared to “round up” children of illegal immigrants, “roll back voting rights” or engage in “systemic discrimination.”

54) Obama also indicated he would take a more activist role to defend “core values that may be at stake” under a Trump administration. “The reason that we are the only country among advanced democracies that makes it harder to vote, it traces directly back to Jim Crow and the legacy of slavery,” he said.

55) Obama warned Trump not to roll back his executive actions. During his campaign for president, Trump promised to “cancel every unconstitutional executive action, memorandum and order issued by President Obama.” Obama also lectured Trump about the use of executive orders, telling the incoming president to avoid taking unilateral action.

56) The Obama administration apparently spied on Trump’s presidential campaign and transition team. Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, said he was concerned by the extent of surveillance but not completely surprised, because he “suspected that they were going to do that anyways.” Anonymous sources have been feeding information to the New York Times suggesting the Trump campaign colluded with Russian officials, including intelligence agents.

57) In the Obama administration’s last days, some White House officials scrambled to spread information about Russian efforts to undermine the presidential election – and about possible contacts between associates of President-elect Donald J. Trump and Russians – across the government.

58) Those sources from the Obama administration claimed Trump’s statements stoked fears among some that intelligence could be covered up or destroyed – or its sources exposed – once power changed hands. So they reportedly pushed to preserve the alleged intelligence.

59) Obama White House officials took steps to ensure that as many people as possible inside government could see the intelligence.

Sensational new report documents start of “CIVIL WAR II” in America. Enraged at losing the election, the left has launched an all-out effort to destroy Donald Trump’s presidency.

60) The sources claimed to suspect the Trump campaign might have colluded with Russia on election email hacks, but the Times also reported that American officials acknowledged there is not confirmation of that.

61) The Times reported some officials began asking specific questions at intelligence briefings, knowing the answers would be archived and could be easily unearthed by investigators – including the Senate Intelligence Committee, which in early January announced an inquiry into Russian efforts to influence the election.

62) Intelligence agencies kept the reports at a relatively low classification level to ensure as wide a readership as possible across the government – and, in some cases, among European allies.

63) There was also an effort to pass reports and other sensitive materials to Congress.

64) In the weeks before the assessment was released in January, the intelligence community combed through databases for an array of communications and other information and began producing reports that showed there were contacts during the campaign between Trump associates and Russian officials. However, the Times acknowledged, the nature of the contacts remains unknown, and several of Trump’s associates have done business in Russia, and it was unclear if any of the contacts were related to business dealings.

March 1, 2017

False Documents, by Victor Hanson [too true, nc]

‘False Documents’
March 1, 2017 8:07 am / Leave a Comment / victorhanson
by Victor Davis Hanson// National Review

The Wall Street Journal wrote an unfortunate and misleading op-ed today on the new protocols on illegal immigration issued by the Department of Homeland Security — epitomized by the Journal’s weird sentence, “Mr. Kelly’s order is so sweeping that it could capture law-abiding immigrants whose only crime is using false documents to work.”

Only crime? (And what a string of oxymorons: “law-abiding”/“crime”/“false documents”!)

The WSJ should know that “false documents” are seldom used just “to work,” but are part and parcel of a continuous process of misleading or defrauding the system in nearly every transaction with government and private enterprise.

“False documents” do not imply a misspelled middle name or a day or two off the correct date of birth, or some sort of innocuous pseudonym. No, they involve the deliberate creation of a false identity, sometimes at the expense of a real person, and often with accompanying fraudulent Social Security numbers and photo identifications — crimes that both foul up the bureaucracy for law-abiding citizens, facilitate other crimes, and are the sort of felonies that most Americans would lose their jobs over and face either jail time or stiff fines. And often they are the second crimes — following not “law-abiding” behavior but the initial crime of entering and residing in the United States unlawfully.

The WSJ’s editors some time should wake up and find a wrecked car sitting on their property (that went off the road and airborne and did thousands of dollars of damage), the driver having fled and the registration on the abandoned vehicle proving to be a “false document,” or better yet, discovering that one’s check-routing number was printed on “false document” checks to facilitate theft of thousands of dollars, or having someone speed off after hitting your mailbox only to find from sheriffs that the license-plate numbers revealed a “false document” identity, or going to a market in the San Joaquin Valley while the person ahead of you tries four EBT cards in succession under “false document” names before one is found to have a positive balance, or waiting in line in a doctor’s office as the receptionist politely explains to the person ahead of you that the health card presented has a name that does not match the driver’s license presented. The use of “false documents” is not an end game or mere infraction, but rather the doorway to all sorts of subsequent falsification and fraud that does enormous damage both to the system in general and to individuals in particular.

As I wrote today, Americans are compassionate people and might well countenance allowing illegal-immigrant aliens without subsequent criminal records, but with a record of some years of established residence and a productive work history without dependence on social welfare, to pay a fine, apply for a green card, and become legalized residents — all the while maintaining residence in the U.S.

But the idea that illegal immigrants who assume false identities or lie on government documents thereby commit minor infractions is, well, outrageous.

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/445176/wall-street-journal-immigration-editorial-false-documents-crime

February 10, 2017

Imprimis 1/17 – How and Why the Senate Must Reform the Filibuster

How and Why the Senate Must Reform the Filibuster
January 2017 • Volume 46, Number 1 • Tom McClintock
Tom McClintock
U.S. House of Representatives
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Tom McClintock has served as the U.S. Representative for California’s 4th congressional district since 2009. He received his B.A. from UCLA. He is a senior member of the House Natural Resources Committee, where he chairs the Subcommittee on Federal Lands, and serves on the House Budget Committee. Prior to his election to Congress, he served for 22 years in the California legislature and ran for governor in California’s recall election in 2003.
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The following is adapted from a speech delivered on January 11, 2017, at Hillsdale College’s Allan P. Kirby, Jr. Center for Constitutional Studies and Citizenship in Washington, D.C., as part of the AWC Family Foundation Lecture Series.

The Senate prides itself as being the greatest deliberative body in the world. When Jefferson asked Washington why the Constitutional Convention created the Senate, Washington compared it to the hot tea Jefferson cooled in a saucer. “We pour legislation into the senatorial saucer to cool it.”

The Founders designed the two houses of Congress to have different perspectives and temperaments. The House, representing smaller constituencies and constantly up for re-election, would reflect the hot passions of popular will. This is a vital component of representative government, but more is required in making good decisions. The Founders knew, as Benjamin Franklin put it, that “Passion governs, and she never governs wisely.” The Senate, with longer terms and generally larger constituencies, was designed to temper passions with reason, which requires deliberation. A lot of deliberation.

Central to ensuring this deliberation is the unfettered freedom of debate accorded in the Senate. While the House rations time parsimoniously, often to just a single hour of debate even on major legislation, the Senate insists on giving all its members the widest possible latitude to hold a question up to every light.

A popular aphorism in the House of Representatives is, “The other party is the opposition; the Senate is the enemy.” As a member of the House myself, I find the Senate’s byzantine rules frustrating; but after all, frustrating House members is part of the Senate’s mission. Yes, the Senate is a pain, but where would we be without it?

On the other hand, deliberation is a means to an end, not an end in itself. It is a means to achieve wise and enlightened legislation with the consent of the people. And this is where the Senate is on the verge of dysfunction.

Over the last several congressional elections, and most conspicuously in the recent presidential election, the American people have sent a clear signal that they want a major change in public policy. It is the duty of Congress to respond. To do so, it needs to deliberate wisely and in good faith, with all sides participating and all voices heard. But then this deliberation must result in laws that accord with the people’s will.

Some in the new Congress have set a positive tone, but we have also heard reactionary elements vow to thwart the popular mandate. It is natural for the minority to use every available means to try to change the majority’s mind or temper its fervor, and our system offers it many ways to do so. But that’s different from obstruction, which is why these vows by some senators are as disturbing as they are credible.

They are credible because the modern Senate filibuster has become a tool for the minority to block any meaningful legislation from being enacted or even considered. Given its record of abuse in recent years—by both parties—the Senate needs to repair its rules regarding the filibuster if it is to have any hope of performing its constitutional duty.

January 2017 • Volume 46, Number 1 • Tom McClintock

The parliamentary tactic of a minority thwarting the will of the majority by talking a bill to death is nothing new. The Roman Senate’s rules required business to conclude before sunset. Cato the Younger discovered that he could block Julius Caesar’s initiatives by talking until dusk descended on the Senate chamber.

Caesar responded by throwing Cato in jail. Common parliamentary practice dealt with the tactic by allowing a motion to “order the previous question”—in other words, to close debate and vote—often requiring a two-thirds vote. This super-majority threshold to close debate is rooted in the principle that a significant minority should be able to extend debate. After all, a minority exists to convince the majority to its way of thinking and often identifies flaws in a proposal that a majority doesn’t see in its rush to adopt. This is the fruit of deliberation and the essence of deliberative assemblies.

But this parliamentary principle assumes that there is an actual debate, that it is germane to the subject at hand, and that it is not conducted in a manifestly dilatory manner.

Within a few decades of the Amer¬ican Founding, senators rediscovered Cato’s practice of killing a bill by killing time, and the Senate filibuster was born. Yet it was rarely used because of its natural limitations. A filibustering senator had to remain for the most part at his desk and on his feet. In 1908, for example, Robert La Follette of Wisconsin held the floor for 18 hours—speaking for long periods of time, and demanding dozens of quorum calls and roll-call votes—to stall a banking reform bill. The bill eventually passed, but not without significant consternation on both sides, due to the fact that until the filibustered matter was disposed of, the Senate could not move on to other business.

The filibuster is fundamentally different today because of two changes to Senate rules—changes that explain the body’s current inability to act. The first occurred in 1917 in response to a filibuster of something called the Armed Ship Bill. The Senate adopted a cloture rule setting the threshold for ending debate at two-thirds of those present and voting, later changed to three-fifths of the whole Senate. Even then, this change was in keeping with common parliamentary practice. And even after its passage, the filibuster’s physically demanding nature meant that it was seldom employed. There were only 58 filibusters in the next 52 years—barely one per year.

But beginning in 1970, the number of filibusters exploded by a magnitude of 36-fold. There have been 1,700 in the 46 years since then. Why? Because in 1970, Senate Majority Leader Mike Mansfield instituted a “two-track” system that allowed the Senate, by unanimous consent or the approval of the minority leader, to bypass a filibustered bill and go on to another. This relieved a filibustering senator of the job of having to talk through the night and it relieved his colleagues of their frustration.
The filibuster thus entered the couch-potato world of virtual reality, where an actual speech is no longer required to block a vote. Today the mere threat of a filibuster suffices to kill a bill as the Senate shrugs and goes on to other business. The filibuster has been stripped of all the unpleasantness that discouraged its use and encouraged compromise and resolution.
Whereas the filibuster prior to 1970 was designed to ensure debate, after adoption of the two-track system it mutated into a procedure that prevents debate. As a result, the greatest deliberative body in the world now has difficulty deliberating on anything of importance.

During the last session of Congress, the House sent hundreds of bills to the Senate, including appropriations bills required to fund the government. In¬stead of amending those bills and sending them back to the House, the Senate seized up—not for lack of majority will, but because of minority recalcitrance and the post-1970 filibuster.

January 2017 • Volume 46, Number 1 • Tom McClintock

This represents three serious dangers to constitutional government.

First, the legislative branch cannot function if one house proves unable to act on major legislation, and the atrophy of the legislative branch drives a corresponding hypertrophy of the executive branch. It is perhaps the single greatest reason for the rise of the imperial executive in recent decades. President Obama’s constant refrain, “If Congress fails to act I will,” is poisonous to a constitutional republic—but it is inevitable if the legislature wastes away. Nature abhors a vacuum, and the modern Senate filibuster has created one at the heart of our Constitution.

Second, because the American peo¬ple hold the sovereign authority in our country but delegate sovereign power to their elected representatives, they have every reason to lose faith in their government if their broad sentiments expressed in elections are not translated into law. This is why the belief that “my vote doesn’t matter”—a belief suicidal to a democratic republic—is increasingly heard expressed in our country today.

Third, the ability of the minority to cause gridlock in the legislative branch undermines the authority of the Constitution itself. Implicit in the design of Congress is its power to act on most matters by majority vote. Ex¬traordinary majorities are reserved only for extraordinary matters such as treaties, constitutional amendments, impeachments, expulsions, and veto overrides. The practical effect of the modern filibuster is to replace the constitutional benchmark of majority rule with an artificial threshold of three-fifths.

A central concept in maintaining the balance of powers is the assumption that the members of each branch of government will jealously and aggressively defend their prerogatives against the others. So why do senators allow their body to be paralyzed?
Many argue that the current 60-vote cloture threshold is necessary to prevent one party from running amok; that the requirement for an extraordinary majority assures bipartisanship and compromise. They rightly warn that if legislation is to stand the test of time, it must have a certain degree of bi-partisan consensus that the cloture rule facilitates. Yet when one looks at the Senate today, it’s hard to find much collegiality or compromise, both of which require the give-and-take of good-faith deliberation. Nor is compromise possible if the matter to be compromised can’t be considered. If the minority can block an initiative by a mere threat to filibuster, it has no incentive to pursue compromise.

Republican defenders of the modern filibuster note that the greatest growth of government occurs when Democrats hold both the White House and Congress. The current rules, they argue, are an essential brake for the minority to use at such times. But unfortunately, these rules have proven even more effective at blocking legislation that shrinks government. The result is a ratcheting effect that locks in every government expansion, even those that prove disastrous.

January 2017 • Volume 46, Number 1 • Tom McClintock

One obvious solution to the filibuster is to require a simple majority to close debate, as the House has done for centuries. But this defeats one of the chief purposes of the Senate: a significant minority ought to be heard over the objections of a majority. So how can this purpose be preserved, while restoring the Senate’s ability to legislate?

First, the Senate should get rid of the two-track system that allows it to bypass a filibustered bill and reinstitute the pre-1970 requirement that filibusterers hold the floor. The fact that the number of filibusters exploded after the two-track system was introduced speaks for itself. Once the Senate removed all the fuss and bother of the filibuster, filibusters became common. Yes, this means the Senate would have to deal with a filibuster before moving on to other matters—but it is precisely this inconvenience that made it such a rare event and built pressure on both sides to resolve an impasse.

Second, the Senate should restore the parliamentary principle that debate must be germane to the pending piece of legislation. The Senate may pride itself on colorful tales of Huey Long reading Cajun recipes on the Senate floor. But how does this practice fulfill the role of the Senate as a deliberative body? Time on the Senate floor is a critical and limited public resource. Tolerating irrelevant speeches squanders that resource and makes a mockery of the Senate. Senate rules already require germane debate during the first three hours of a legislative day—but not after that! Go figure.

Third, make the “motion to proceed” undebatable, or at least subject to a maj¬ority vote. This incidental motion is itself now subject to filibuster, which prevents the Senate from even getting to actual bills. Great debates should be had on great matters—but not great debates on whether to debate.

Fourth, limit senators to two speeches on a question. Under current Senate rules, a single senator can make two speeches on every motion every legislative day.

Fifth, after a certain period of debate has elapsed—during which filibustering can occur—allow a majority to set a limit for individual speeches on a pending question to something like two hours. A senator who can’t get to the heart of a matter in two hours isn’t trying very hard.

January 2017 • Volume 46, Number 1 • Tom McClintock

Some senators have argued that the Senate can repair itself within its current rules. The majority leader could decline to sidetrack filibustered bills, force a debate until the minority is exhausted, and hold the Senate in session to avoid resetting the two-speech per day limit. But experience has shown that in a battle of wills, a determined minority will prevail. The surer course is to restore the original parliamentary principles of debate to Senate rules.

There are two ways to implement these reforms. One is to follow the precedent established by Senate Democrats in 2013 when they lowered the cloture threshold to a majority for non-Supreme Court presidential nominees: ignore the rules as they are written, declare a new and fictitious interpretation, and impose that interpretation by overturning the parliamentary ruling of the chair.

This “nuclear option” might be effective, but it is highly corrosive to the parliamentary procedure required for a well-functioning legislature. Pretending that a rule says something different than it does is a shortcut to anarchy.

The other way is to invoke what re-formers over the years have called the “constitutional option.” Article I, Section 5 of the Constitution grants each house the power to establish its own rules. Senate tradition holds that, by virtue of its staggered terms, it is a continuing body and therefore its rules continue in full force from session to session until amended. Those rules require a two-thirds vote for cloture on a change to the rules, creating the paradox that the very provision that needs reform prevents reform.

This doctrine of the Senate as a continuing body, however, is belied by the fact that all pending motions at the close of one Congress do not extend into the next. It also runs afoul of the bedrock principle that one Congress may not bind the next. A strong case can be made that until the Senate adopts rules to govern its two-year session, it is operating solely on precedent. It retains its constitutional authority to adopt new rules by a simple majority vote for the current session unfettered by hindrances imposed by a previous one.

The choice of whether the Senate majority restores its constitutional role in lawmaking is its own to make, to live with, and to answer for. In making that choice, it needs to consider whether its current rules of debate advance or obstruct its role as a deliberative body with the responsibility of passing reasonable laws that comport with the public will.

Of historic moments like these, Shakespeare’s Brutus said, “There is a tide in the affairs of men, which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune; Omitted, all the voyage of their life is bound in shallows and in miseries. On such a full sea are we now afloat, and we must take the current when it serves or lose our ventures.”

Voters elected Republican majorities in both houses of Congress and they expect action. They’ll get it from the President and from the House. But in order for the Senate to rise to this occasion, it must reform its rules.

Imprimis 9/16 – Restoring America’s Economic Mobility

Restoring America’s Economic Mobility
September 2016 • Volume 45, Number 9 • Frank Buckley
Frank Buckley
Author, The Way Back: Restoring the Promise of America
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Frank Buckley is a Foundation Professor at Scalia Law School at George Mason University, where he has taught since 1989. Previously he was a visiting Olin Fellow at the University of Chicago Law School, and he has also taught at McGill Law School, the Sorbonne, and Sciences Po in Paris. He received his B.A. from McGill University and his LL.M. from Harvard University. He is a senior editor of The American Spectator and the author of several books, including The Once and Future King: The Rise of Crown Government in America and The Way Back: Restoring the Promise of America.
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The following is adapted from a speech delivered on July 11, 2016, at Hillsdale College’s Allan P. Kirby, Jr. Center for Constitutional Studies and Citizenship in Washington, D.C., as part of the AWC Family Foundation Lecture Series.
In the Communist Manifesto, Marx and Engels wrote that “the history of all hitherto existing societies is the history of class struggles.” Today the story of American politics is the story of class struggles. It wasn’t supposed to be that way. We didn’t think we were divided into different classes. Neither did Marx.

America was an exception to Marx’s theory of social progress. By that theory, societies were supposed to move from feudalism to capitalism to communism. But the America of the 1850s, the most capitalist society around, was not turning communist. Marx had an explanation for that. “True enough, the classes already exist,” he wrote of the United States, but they “are in constant flux and reflux, constantly changing their elements and yielding them up to one another.” In other words, when you have economic and social mobility, you don’t go communist.

That is the country in which some imagine we still live, Horatio Alger’s America—a country defined by the promise that whoever you are, you have the same chance as anyone else to rise, with pluck, industry, and talent. But they imagine wrong. The U.S. today lags behind many of its First World rivals in terms of mobility. A class society has inserted itself within the folds of what was once a classless country, and a dominant New Class—as social critic Christopher Lasch called it—has pulled up the ladder of social advancement behind it.

One can measure these things empirically by comparing the correlation between the earnings of fathers and sons. Pew’s Economic Mobility Project ranks Britain at 0.5, which means that if a father earns £100,000 more than the median, his son will earn £50,000 more than the average member of his cohort. That’s pretty aristocratic. On the other end of the scale, the most economically mobile society is Denmark, with a correlation of 0.15. The U.S. is at 0.47, almost as immobile as Britain.

A complacent Republican establishment denies this change has occurred. If they don’t get it, however, American voters do. For the first time, Americans don’t believe their children will be as well off as they have been. They see an economy that’s stalled, one in which jobs are moving offshore. In the first decade of this century, U.S. multinationals shed 2.9 million U.S. jobs while increasing employment overseas by 2.4 million. General Electric provides a striking example. Jeffrey Immelt became the company’s CEO in 2001, with a mission to advance stock price. He did this in part by reducing GE’s U.S. workforce by 34,000 jobs. During the same period, the company added 25,000 jobs overseas. Ironically, President Obama chose Immelt to head his Jobs Council.
According to establishment Repub¬licans, none of this can be helped. We are losing middle-class jobs because of the move to a high-tech world that creates jobs for a cognitive elite and destroys them for everyone else. But that doesn’t describe what’s happening. We are losing middle-class jobs, but lower-class jobs are expanding. Automation is changing the way we make cars, but the rich still need their maids and gardeners. Middle-class jobs are also lost as a result of regulatory and environmental barriers, especially in the energy sector. And the skills-based technological change argument is entirely implausible: countries that beat us hands down on mobility are just as technologically advanced. Folks in Denmark aren’t exactly living in the Stone Age.

This is why voters across the spectrum began to demand radical change. What did the Republican elite offer in response? At a time of maximal crisis they have been content with minimal goals, like Mitt Romney’s 59-point plan in 2012. How many Americans remember even one of those points? What we remember instead is Romney’s remark about 47 percent of Americans being takers. That was Romney’s way of recognizing the class divide—and in the election, Americans took notice and paid him back with interest.
Since 2012, establishment Republicans have continued to be less than concerned for the plight of ordinary Americans. Sure, they want economic growth, but it doesn’t seem to matter into whose pockets the money flows. There are even the “conservative” pundits who offer the pious hope that drug-addicted Trump supporters will hurry up and die. That’s one way to ameliorate the class struggle, but it doesn’t exactly endear anyone to the establishment.

The southern writer Flannery O’Connor once attended a dinner party in New York given for her and liberal intellectual Mary McCarthy. At one point the issue of Catholicism came up, and McCarthy offered the opinion that the Eucharist is “just a symbol,” albeit “a pretty one.” O’Connor, a pious Catholic, bristled: “Well, if it’s just a symbol, to Hell with it.” Likewise, the principles held up as sacrosanct by establishment Republicans might be logically unassailable, derived like theorems from a set of axioms based on a pure theory of natural rights. But if I don’t see them making people better off, I say to Hell with them. And so do the voters this year. What the establishment Republicans should ask themselves is Anton Chigurh’s question in No Country for Old Men: If you followed your principles, and your principles brought you to this, what good are your principles?

September 2016 • Volume 45, Number 9 • Frank Buckley

Had Marx been asked what would happen to America if it ever became economically immobile, we know what his answer would be: Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton. And also Donald Trump. The anger expressed by the voters in 2016—their support for candidates from far outside the traditional political class—has little parallel in American history. We are accustomed to protest movements on the Left, but the wholesale repudiation of the establishment on the Right is something new. All that was solid has melted into air, and what has taken its place is a kind of right-wing Marxism, scornful of Washington power brokers and sneering pundits and repelled by America’s immobile, class-ridden society.

Establishment Republicans came up with the “right-wing Marxist” label when House Speaker John Boehner was deposed, and labels stick when they have the ring of truth. So it is with the right-wing Marxist. He is right-wing because he seeks to return to an America of economic mobility. He has seen how broken education and immigration systems, the decline of the rule of law, and the rise of a supercharged regulatory state serve as barriers to economic improvement. And he is a Marxist to the extent that he sees our current politics as the politics of class struggle, with an insurgent middle class that seeks to surmount the barriers to mobility erected by an aristocratic New Class. In his passion, he is also a revolutionary. He has little time for a Republican elite that smirks at his heroes—heroes who communicate through their brashness and rudeness the fact that our country is in a crisis. To his more polite critics, the right-wing Marxist says: We are not so nice as you!

The right-wing Marxist notes that establishment Republicans who decry crony capitalism are often surrounded by lobbyists and funded by the Chamber of Commerce. He is unpersuaded when they argue that government subsidies are needed for their friends. He does not believe that the federal bailouts of the 2008-2012 TARP program and the Federal Reserve’s zero-interest and quantitative easing policies were justified. He sees that they doubled the size of public debt over an eight-year period, and that our experiment in consumer protection for billionaires took the oxygen out of the economy and produced a jobless Wall Street recovery.

The right-wing Marxist’s vision of the good society is not so very different from that of the JFK-era liberal; it is a vision of a society where all have the opportunity to rise, where people are judged by the content of their character, and where class distinctions are a thing of the past. But for the right wing Marxist, the best way to reach the goal of a good society is through free markets, open competition, and the removal of wasteful government barriers.

Readers of Umberto Eco’s The Name of the Rose will have encountered the word palimpsest, used to describe a manuscript in which one text has been written over another, and in which traces of the original remain. So it is with Canada, a country that beats the U.S. hands down on economic mobility. Canada has the reputation of being more liberal than the U.S., but in reality it is more conservative because its liberal policies are written over a page of deep conservatism.

Whereas the U.S. comes in at a highly immobile 0.47 on the Pew mobility scale, Canada is at 0.19, very close to Denmark’s 0.15. What is further remarkable about Canada is that the difference is mostly at the top and bottom of the distribution. Between the tenth and 90th deciles there isn’t much difference between the two countries. The difference is in the bottom and top ten percent, where the poorest parents raise the poorest kids and the richest parents raise the richest kids.

September 2016 • Volume 45, Number 9 • Frank Buckley

For parents in the top U.S. decile, 46 percent of their kids will end up in the top two deciles and only 2 percent in the bottom decile. The members of the top decile comprise a New Class of lawyers, academics, trust-fund babies, and media types—a group that wields undue influence in both political parties and dominates our culture. These are the people who said yes, there is an immigration crisis—but it’s caused by our failure to give illegals a pathway to citizenship!

There’s a top ten percent in Canada, of course, but its children are far more likely to descend into the middle or lower classes. There’s also a bottom ten percent, but its children are far more likely to rise to the top. The country of opportunity, the country we’ve imagined ourselves to be, isn’t dead—it moved to Canada, a country that ranks higher than the U.S. on measures of economic freedom. Yes, Canada has its much-vaunted Medicare system, but cross-border differences in health care don’t explain the mobility levels. And when you add it all up, America has a more generous welfare system than Canada or just about anywhere else. To explain Canada’s higher mobility levels, one has to turn to differences in education systems, immigration laws, regulatory burdens, the rule of law, and corruption—on all of which counts, Canada is a more conservative country.

America’s K-12 public schools perform poorly, relative to the rest of the First World. Its universities are great fun for the kids, but many students emerge on graduation no better educated than when they arrived. What should be an elevator to the upper class is stalled on the ground floor. One study has concluded that if American public school students were magically raised to Canadian levels, the economic gain would amount to a 20 percent annual pay increase for the average American worker.

The U.S. has a two-tiered educational system: a superb set of schools and colleges for the upper classes and a mediocre set for everyone else. The best of our colleges are the best anywhere, but the average Canadian school is better than the average American one. At both the K-12 and college levels, Canadian schools have adhered more closely to a traditional, conservative set of offerings. For K-12, a principal reason for the difference is the greater competition offered in Canada, with its publicly-supported church-affiliated schools. With barriers like America’s Blaine Amendments—state laws preventing public funding of religious schools—lower-class students in the U.S. must enjoy the dubious blessing of a public school education.

What about immigration? Canada doesn’t have a problem with illegal aliens—it deports them. As for the legal intake, Canadian policies have a strong bias towards admitting immigrants who will confer a benefit on Canadian citizens. Even in absolute numbers, Canada admits more immigrants under economic categories than the U.S., where most legal immigrants qualify instead under family preference categories. As a result, on average, immigrants to the U.S. are less educated than U.S. natives, and unlike in Canada, second- and third-generation U.S. immigrants earn less than their native-born counterparts. In short, the U.S. immigration system imports inequality and immobility. If immigration isn’t an issue in Canada, that’s because it’s a system Trump voters would love.

For those at the bottom of the social and economic ladder who seek to rise, nothing is more important than the rule of law, property rights, and the sanctity of contract provided by a mature and efficient legal system. The alternative—in place today in America—is a network of elites whose personal bonds supply the trust that is needed before deals can be done and promises relied on. With its more traditional legal system, Canada better respects the sanctity of contract and is less likely to weaken property rights with an American-style civil justice system which at times resembles a slot machine of judicially-sanctioned theft. Americans are great at talking about the rule of law, but in reality we don’t have much standing to do so.

Then there’s corruption. As ranked by Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index, America is considerably more corrupt than most of the rest of the First World. With our K Street lobbyists and our donor class, we’ve spawned the greatest concentration of money and influence ever. And corruption costs. In a regression model, the average family’s earnings would increase from $55,000 to $60,000 were we to ascend to Canada’s level of non-corruption, and to $68,000 if we moved to Denmark’s level.

In a corrupt country, trust is a rare commodity. That’s America today. Only 19 percent of Americans say they trust the government most of the time, down from 73 percent in 1958 according to the Pew Research Center. Sadly, that is a rational response to the way things are. America is a different country today, and a much nastier one. For politically engaged Republicans, the figure is six percent. That in a nutshell explains the Trump phenomenon and the disintegration of the Republican establishment. If the people don’t trust the government, tinkering with entitlement reform is like rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic.
American legal institutions are consistently more liberal than those in Canada, and they are biased towards a privileged class of insiders who are better educated and wealthier than the average American. That’s why America has become an aristocracy. By contrast, Canadian legal institutions aren’t slanted to an aristocracy.

The paradox is that Canadians employ conservative, free market means to achieve the liberal end of economic mobility. And that points to America’s way back: acknowledge that the promise of America has diminished, then emulate Canada.

January 11, 2017

His (Obama’s) Legacy: Ignoring The Genocide Of Christians Over An 8 Year Period, By Capt Joseph R. John, January 9, 2017 [nc]

Joseph R. John
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His Legacy: Ignoring The Genocide Of Christians Over An 8 Year Period

By Capt Joseph R. John, January 9, 2017: 330

For 8 years Obama failed to condemn the genocide perpetrated by Al Q’ieda, ISIS, and members of the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) who continued to butcher over 200,000 Syrian and Assyrian Christians. Current media reports state Obama is trying to salvage, what he calls, “His Legacy.” Obama will never be able to salvage “His Legacy”, because he turned a blind eye to the genocide that Al Q’ieda, ISIS Radical Islamic Terrorist, and members of the MB perpetrated against Syrian and Assyrian Christians. Obama repeatedly ignored pleas by 56 US Congressmen, on both sides of the isle, to provide Christians families with small arms weapons to protect themselves.

Al Q’ idea, ISIS, and the MB crucified Christians, beheaded them, burned them alive, drowned them in cages, buried them alive, cut small children’s bodies in two, forced men to kneel in order to shoot them behind the head, and threw Christians from high buildings to their deaths. In the last 2 years, ISIS has perpetrated 143 “Radical Islamic Terrorists” attacks in 29 countries, murdering 2043 people in “Hate Crimes” and “Crimes Against Humanity”; those murderous acts were executed to prevent Christians from exercising their “Freedom of Religion.”

While Obama was ignoring the genocide in the Middle East, he minimized the 93 “Radica Islamic Terrorist” attacks in the United States (2/3rd of those attacks occurred in the last 4 years). Yet for 8 years, Obama refused to allow personnel in the White House, the National Security Agency, the CIA, the FBI, Department of Defense, the Justice Department, 17 Intelligence Agencies, the US Armed Forces, and the State Department to properly identify terrorists killing Americans, as “Radical Islamic Terrorists” nor did he allow Government Agencies to associate ISIS, MB, MB Front Groups, or Al Q’ieda with Islam.

House Speaker Paul Ryan called President Obama’s failure to protect persecuted Christians “abysmal.” He said Obama has had a distinct disinterest in including “Religious Freedom” and the “Genocide of Christians”, among his foreign policy priorities. Obama even left the State Department’s Office of International Religious Freedom vacant for nearly two years.

On September 30th, the New York Times reported on a leaked recording of Secretary of State John Kerry conversing with leaders of the Syrian opposition fighting Syria’s President, Bashar Assad. It cast light on Obama’s “Laisez Faire” attitude toward ISIS, and his continued minimization of the strength of the ISIS, which he referred to as a “JV Team”.

In 2012, Kerry indicated that Obama believed that allowing ISIS to grow in strength and receive weapons delivered from Libya would serve his objective of helping oust Syria’s President, Bashar Assad, without the need to employ US Military combat personnel on the ground. WikiLeaks E-mails back up Turkish President Erdogen’s assertion that the US has given support to terror groups, including ISIS in Syria.

In 2008, Obama said the reason he ignored the Pentagon, the State Department, and the Intelligence community, and pulled all US Military forces out of Iraq, was because there wasn’t a Status of Forces Agreement with Iraq. Today there are nearly 5000 US Military combat personnel on the ground in Iraq, and hundreds of US Military combat personnel in Syria, and still there is no Status of Forces Agreement with Iraq (2 US Military combat personnel have been killed, and 14 were wounded in Syria in October).

According to the New York Times report on Kerry’s conversation with Assad’s Syrian opposition, Obama did not calculate that Assad would turn to Russia for military support, making ISIS’ opposition to his regime irrelevant. During the period when Obama was hoping ISIS would oppose Assad, ISIS genocide against Christians increased; Obama turned a blind eye to ISIS’ genocide and the rapid growth of ISIS from several thousand terrorists, to an multi-national trained force of over 50,000 “Radical Islamic Terrorists”.

Obama tried to minimize and ignore the growth in strength of what he called the ISIS “JV Team”. Obama’s continued minimization of ISIS resulted in 50 frustrated Central Command Intelligence Analyst co-signing a letter, protesting the fact that they were being pressured by Generals to produce intelligence reports that underestimate the true strength of ISIS and the danger ISIS’ Islamic State posed in the Middle East. Those Generals were, being pressured by their superiors in the Pentagon, to go along with Obama’s underestimated strength of ISIS.

In the last 8 years, while Obama occupied the Oval Office, ISIS easily grew rapidly because there were no longer a US Military force in Iraq, and it spread its tentacles into 29 countries, perpetrating over 8986 murders worldwide (1123/year), as well as the genocide of 200,000 Syrian and Assyrian Christians. In the previous 27 years Radical Islamic Terrorist murdered 4278 people worldwide (158/year).

In a 2013 Congressional hearings, evidence was presented from DIA intelligence reports that from 2011-2012, US Libyan Ambassador Christopher Stevens was shipping weapons from deposed Libyan Ruler, Muammar Gaddafi’s armory. Tons of weapons were being shipped from the port of Benghazi to Syria via Turkish ports, then on to the Muslim Brotherhood, Al Q’ieda, and ISIS Radical Islamic Terrorists, who were opposing Bashar Assad.

It was another of Obama’s “Gun Running Operations”, following the “Fast and Furious Gun Running Operation” to Mexican Drug Cartels, that resulted in the death of a US Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry.

An April 22, 2014 report entitled, “How America Changed Sides in the War On Terror”, identified Hakim Belhaj, as a key Al Q’ieda operative, was known Libyan terrorist who the European Union banned, and who was identified as the principal organizer of the Radical Islamic Terrorist attack on the US Mission in Benghazi on September 11, 2011, played a major role in moving Gaddafi’s weapons from US Ambassador Chris Stevens to the Muslim Brotherhood, Al Q’ieda, and ISIS in Syria.

The below listed comments and acts by Obama, reveals his state of mind, and why for 8 years, he refused to properly identify the terrorists killing Americans as “Radical Islamic Terrorists”, why he referred to ISIS as a “JV Team”, and why he refused to authorized the bombing of the Islamic State’s Capital of Raqqa (the Joint Chiefs recommended the strike, in order to decapitate the Islamic State’s leadership):

1) On ABC News Obama referenced—“My Muslim Faith.”

2) Obama wrote that in the event of a conflict—“I will stand with the Muslims.”

3) Obama refused to label the Ft Hood shooter who yelled “Allah Akbar” while he was killing 13 US soldiers as a “Terrorist.”

4) Obama provided $100 million of US Taxpayer dollars thru Hillary’s State Department to build “foreign” Mosques.

5) Obama exempted Muslims in the US from fines that Christians and Jews were forced to pay for, for not signing up for Obamacare.

6) Obama appointed members of the Muslim Brotherhood and its Front Groups to NSA, DHS, CIA, DOD, STATE, & Justice.

7) Obama refused to join world leaders in Paris after the Paris massacres, to show US solidarity against “Radical Islamic Terrorists”.

8) Obama ordered Georgetown and Notre Dame to cover up all vestiges of Christianity before he would agree to speak there.

9) Obama freed 195 of the 240 most dangerous detainees in GITMO; 30% returned to combat and are killing US Military personnel.

10) Obama terminated the military tribunals established to put captured “Radical Islamic Terrorists” on trial in GITMO.

11) Obama assured Egypt’s Foreign Minister that—“I am a Muslim.”

12) Obama was the first US President in 240 years who refused to send a Christmas greeting from the White House.

13) Obama had Dept. ED install mandatory Arabic language, and Muslim Religious studies in the nation’s grammar schools.

14) Obama said NASA’s “Foremost Mission” would be to develop an outreach to Muslim communities.

15) In an Islamic Dinner with Muslims, Obama said—“I am one of you.”

16) Obama followed the Muslim custom of not wearing any jewelry (rings/watches) for 8 years during Ramadan.

17) Obama said the Muslim call to worship is “The most beautiful sound on earth.”

18) For 8 years, in the Executive Office Building at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, DC, silence was enforced during the five times of
Islamic prayer each day (25 minutes/day, 7 days/week). Prayer rugs and crescent moon symbols were made available in several
areas of the Executive Office Building for Muslims visitors and Muslims working in The White House.

Millions of unprotected Assyrian Christians living in their ancient ancestral homeland of Mesopotamia, on the Plains of Nineveh, and Syrian Christians living in Syria who have practiced their religion since Christ walked the surface of the earth, were butchered by Al Q’ieda, ISIS, and members of the Muslim Brotherhood, while Obama ignored their repeated requests for small arms for the self-defense of their families.

Despite the repeated petitions by 56 US Congressmen from both sides of the isle, who pleaded with Obama to provide Syrian and Assyrian Christians with self-defensive small arms weapons, to protect their families from the on-going genocide by ISIS, Obama refused to authorize self-defensive aid. At the same time, Obama was accepting over 900,000 Middle East Muslim refugees, he refused to accept any of the over 300,000 Middle East Christians Refugees who fled from the genocide by “Radical Islamic Terrorist”.

The US Congress must terminate all funding for the UN Middle East and African “Muslin Only” Refugee Program, run by Muslims in the UN—it has been discriminating against Christian Refugees for the last 8 years, and is an ongoing violation of “Freedom of Religion” and US Law.

While the genocide of Christians in the Middle East continued, Obama brought in over 900,000 Middle East and African Muslin Refugees into the US, thru the UN Refugee Relief Program. They were settled in 187 cities throughout the US, at a cost of billions of US tax payer dollars, while Obama prevented the FBI from determining if they had terrorist ties. Obama refused to inform local and state elected government officials, and Federal, State, and Local Law Enforcement Officers where those Middle East and African Muslim Refugees were resettled.

For 8 years, the “Republican” and “Democratic” leaders in Congress, worked closely with Obama and the US Chamber of Commerce to ensure the wide open Southern Border remained open. For those 8 years “Radical Islamic Terrorists”. who have set up terrorist training camps just south of the US/Mexican border, were able to simply walk into the United States thru that wide open southern border.

The FBI has opened over 1000 “Radical Islamic Terrorist” cases in all 50 states, to apprehend and prosecute “Radical Islamic Terrorist” operating in the United States. To date the FBI has disrupted and prosecuted over 100 “Radical Islamic Terrorist” potential attacks within the United States, resulting in the arrests and prosecutions of 180 “Radical Islamic Terrorists.”

Despite the 180 arrests, there have been 93 ISIS Radical Islamic Terrorist attacks within the United States by Muslim Refugees from the Middle East and Africa and/or from their off springs; 2/3rd of those attacks occurred in the last 4 years. Those attacks and threats of attacks have been covered up by the left of center liberal media establishment working very closely with the Muslim Brotherhood, the Muslim Brotherhood Front Groups, and the Obama administration. The attachment details many, but not all of those “Radical Islamic Terrorist” attacks initiated in the United States, that resulted in the death of hundreds of Americans Citizens on US soil.

Please review the below listed article to fully understand the “Step by Step” procedure Obama and Hillary Clinton followed to incubate ISIS “Radical Islamic Terrorists”, that allowed ISIS to grow and gain in strength.

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Then I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?” Then I said, “Here am I. Send me!”
-Isaiah 6:8

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WND EXCLUSIVE
STEP BY STEP: HOW HILLARY, OBAMA INCUBATED ISIS
Jerome R. Corsi
NEW YORK – By piecing together recently revealed WikiLeaks emails with evidence that has emerged over the past several years, it’s become increasingly clear that President Obama and his secretary of state at the time, Hillary Clinton in 2011, armed the Free Syrian Army rebels in an effort to topple the regime of Bashar al-Assad, mirroring a strategy already under way in Libya to help al-Qaida-affiliated militia overthrow Moammar Gadhafi. A consequence of the strategy was the emergence of ISIS out of the loosely coordinated Free Syrian Army coalition as well as the disastrous Benghazi attack in which a U.S. ambassador was murdered.

Various WikiLeaks emails examined by WND indicate the Free Syrian Army was among the first splinter rebel groups Clinton and Obama armed. The Obama administration apparently was hoping to replicate the regime-change strategy in which it armed al-Qaida-affiliated militia in Libya, including Ansar al-Sharia, the group responsible for the Sept. 11, 2012, attack at Benghazi.

The WikiLeaks email evidence shows a shift in policy in which Clinton and Obama appear to have decided in 2011 to topple the governments of Gadhafi in Libya and Assad in Syria, even if it meant arming “Radical Islamic Terrorist” groups that traced back to al-Qaida.

As WND reported last week, WikiLeaks emails back up Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan’s assertion that U.S.-led coalition forces have given support to terror groups, including ISIS in Syria.

The claim derived further support from a recording leaked to the New York Times of Secretary of State John Kerry admitting the Obama administration not only hoped ISIS would depose the Assad regime, it also gave arms to the jihadist army and its allies to carry out the task.

Blumenthal recommends Free Syria Army to Clinton

Hacked emails to Hillary Clinton from longtime adviser Sidney Blumenthal that were published in October by WikiLeaks tell the story.

On June 20, 2011, Blumenthal sent a confidential email to Clinton at the State Department that included an article by David W. Lesch, a professor of Middle Eastern history at Trinity University in San Antonio. Lesch argued a strategy of regime change could be effected in Syria if the U.S. could find opposition groups in Syria capable of establishing “a Benghazi-like refuge from which to launch a rebellion and to which aid can be sent.”

In a subsequent confidential email July 24, 2012, Blumenthal further advised Clinton that the “growing success of the rebel forces of the Free Syria Army” caused him to believe the Assad regime was increasingly vulnerable to being toppled.

In an email Feb. 24, 2012, Blumenthal characterized the FSA as “loosely organized and uncoordinated,” noting it was “for the most part, local militias, many of them civilian based, that are simply calling themselves the FSA to appear to be part of a whole.”

Blumenthal commented in the email that the armed resistance to Assad “is not well funded or well armed.”

On Feb. 28, 2012, Jacob Sullivan, a State Department senior policy adviser to Secretary Clinton, forwarded to Clinton an opinion piece published in the New York Times by foreign correspondent Roger Cohen suggesting the strategy Obama and Clinton had used to topple Gadhafi in Libya should be used to bring down Assad in Syria.

“As the Bosnian war showed, the basis for any settlement must be a rough equality of forces. So I say step up the efforts, already quietly ongoing, to get weapons to the Free Syrian Army. Train those forces, just as the rebels were trained in Libya,” Cohen wrote. “Payback time has come around: The United States warned Assad about allowing Al Qaeda fighters to transit Syria to Iraq. Now matériel and special forces with the ability to train a ragtag army can transit Iraq – and other neighboring states – into Syria.”

Then, on Sept. 18, 2012, one week after the Benghazi terror attack, Blumenthal, in a confidential memo, alerted Clinton to the possibility of the FSA military taking over Damascus.

The prospect caused Assad’s wife and close relatives to urge Assad to flee Syria to avoid “the fate of Assad’s former ally Muammar al Qaddafi of Libya, who was captured and killed by rebel forces while attempting to flee his home territory in Sirte.”

Clinton sought to arm Free Syrian Army

In an Aug. 17, 2014, email released by WikiLeaks, Clinton, after her service as secretary of state, suggested to adviser John Podesta: “At the same time, we should return to plans to provide the FSA [Free Syrian Army], with some group of moderate forces, with equipment that will allow them to deal with a weakened ISIL, and stepped up operations against the Syrian regime.”

Andrew C. McCarthy, a senior policy fellow at the National Review Institute, tied the statement to the Obama administration’s plan to equip Syrian fighters, either the Free Syrian Army or “other moderate forces,” to a U.S.-led operation in coordination with Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Turkey to steer weapons to Syria, “ostensibly to fight both Assad and ISIS.”

McCarthy noted, however, that Clinton’s 2014 memo to Podesta asserted the Saudi and Qatari governments both supported ISIS and other “radical Sunni groups.”

In September 2013, WND reported Secretary of State John Kerry and Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., had relied on the work of Elizabeth O’Bagy, a 26-year-old graduate student, to argue in testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that the Obama administration should send weapons to arm the “moderate” Free Syrian Army to oppose the Assad government in Syria.

In that article, WND detailed the extensive lobbying efforts conducted in Washington to advance the FSA as a “moderate group,” despite clear evidence the al-Nusra Front – operating under the FSA umbrella – had been declared a terrorist organization by the State Department; had pledged allegiance to al-Qaida’s top leader, Ayman al-Zawahiri; and was the group of choice for foreign jihadi fighters pouring into Syria.

Clinton ‘changed sides in war on terror’

WND reported in 2015 the Obama White House and the State Department under the management of Hillary Clinton “changed sides in the war on terror” in 2011 by implementing a policy of facilitating the delivery of weapons to the al-Qaida-dominated rebel militias in Libya attempting to oust Gadhafi, the Citizens Commission on Benghazi concluded in its interim report.

The April 22, 2014, report, “How America Changed sides in the War on Terror,” alleges “the U.S. was fully aware of and facilitating the delivery of weapons to the Al Qaeda-dominated rebel militias throughout the 2011 rebellion.”

The report asserted the agenda of al-Qaida-affiliated jihadis in the region, including the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group and other Islamic terror groups represented among the rebel forces, was well known to U.S. officials responsible for Libya policy.

“The rebels made no secret of their Al Qaeda affiliation, openly flying and speaking in front of the black flag of Islamic jihad, according to author John Rosenthal and multiple media reports,” the interim report said. “And yet, the White House and senior Congressional members deliberately and knowingly pursued a policy that provided material support to terrorist organizations in order to topple a ruler who had been working closely with the West actively to suppress Al Qaeda.”

The report concluded: “The result in Libya, across much of North Africa, and beyond has been utter chaos, disruption of Libya’s oil industry, the spread of dangerous weapons (including surface-to-air missiles), and the empowerment of jihadist organizations like Al Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood.”

The report identified a key al-Qaida operative who played a major role moving U.S. arms into both Libya and Syria as Abdul Hakim Belhaj, (aka Abdallah al Sadeq). Belhaj was a veteran jihad fighter of Iraq and Afghanistan; commander of the al-Qaida franchise militia, Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG), aka Libyan Islamic Movement for Change; a post-revolution military commander of Tripoli; and the Libyan delegation leader to the Free Syrian Army in late 2011.

In September 2014, WND reported Elizabeth O’Bagy, who had been fired from her job with a Washington think-tank after her exposure by WND as a source for Kerry’s argument that the FSA is a “moderate” rebel force in Syria, had also arranged for McCain a trip to Syria in May 2013 in which senator met with Belhaj, who was then represented as a leader of the FSA.

In November 2013, WND reported trusted Libyan expatriates had claimed Belhaj was at large in Libya. The expatriates identified Belhaj as an al-Qaida operative, noting he was at the top of a list of Libyan terrorists banned by the European Union from obtaining entrance visas and was the principal organizer of the terrorist attack in Benghazi on Sept. 11, 2011, in which Ambassador Stevens was murdered.
McCarthy reported Aug. 2 Ambassador Stevens had “moved an enormous shipment of weapons from Benghazi to the Syrian ‘rebels’ in Turkey,” as the Obama administration was working in 2011 to determine which Syrian “rebel” forces should be armed.

McCarthy pointed to a New York Times article in 2012, some three months before the Benghazi massacre, that reported CIA operatives were secretly in Turkey helping the Obama administration to decide which Syrian opposition fighters would receive arms clandestinely from the United States to fight the Syrian government.

The Times further reported the weapons including automatic rifles, rocket-propelled grenades, ammunition and some antitank weapons were being funneled mostly across the Turkish border by way of a shadowy network of intermediaries, including Syria’s Muslim Brotherhood, and paid for by Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar.

McCarthy further noted that before becoming ambassador, Christopher Stevens was the Obama administration’s official liaison to Gadhafi’s Islamist opposition in Libya, including its al-Qaida-linked groups. Among them were the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group, with Stevens working directly with Belhaj.

Below is a partial list of Refugees and Radical Islamic Terrorists who have perpetrated Terrorist Attacks against American citizens—the partial list is truly unbelievable, and the Obama administration and the left of center liberal media establishment have done their best to cover up every one of those terrorist attacks for 8 years—it is part of a continuing criminal conspiracy that is damaging the National Security Interest of the United States!!!

The United States is under attack from coast to coast in places like Sacramento (CA), Houston (TX), Morganton (NC), Philadelphia PA), San Bernardino (CA), Times Square (NY), Moore (OK), Detroit (MI), Boise, Orlando, West Orange (NJ), Fort Hood (TX), Portland (ME), Chattanooga, Garland, Boston (MA), Portland (OR), Minneapolis, Buffalo (NY), Jonesboro (GA), Ashtabula (OH), Bingham (NY), Glendale (AZ), Phoenix (AZ), Little Rock (AR), Merced (CA), Marquette Park (IL), Seattle, Skyway (WA), Denver (CO), Aspen Hill (MD), Baltimore (MD), Arlington (VA), Fredricksburg (VA), Missouri, Kentucky, Scottsville,(NY), Richmond (CA), Washington (DC), Irving (TX), Port Bolivar (TX), Warren (MI), Waltham (MA), Manassas (VA), Buena Vista (NJ), and many more cities too numerous to list here.

The left of center liberal media establishment is working hand in glove with Obama, to covering up the fact that there have been 93 Radical Islamic Terrorist attacks in the US since 9/11. To date, 100 ISIS Radical Islamic Terrorist plots have been foiled by the FBI, resulting in the arrests of over 180 ISIS Muslim Refugees and Radical Islamic Terrorists by the FBI across the United States, and there are 1000 FBI ISIS Radical Islamic Terrorist cases under investigation in all 50 states. We encourage all American citizens to put pressure on their Congress to pass the Terrorist Refugee Infiltration Act, and to get the Republican Leaders in Congress to finally do something after 8 years to protect American citizens and their children from Radical Islamic Terrorists.
The below “partial list” of the Muslim Refugees and Radical Islamic Terrorists who have participated in Jihad killings and attacks against the American citizens since Obama took office—are only listed, because the complete numbers of Radical Islamic Terrorist attacks are just too many, to all be listed here.
There are now over 900 open cases on potential ISIS Radical Islamic Terrorists in all 50 states being prosecuted by the FBI, those terrorist are a percentage of the 900,000+ Muslim Refugees Obama forced fed into 180 cities resettling them throughout the US thru the UN Muslim Refugee Resettlement Program while ignoring FBI warnings that they cannot vet them to determine if they have terrorist ties. Now we find out that Obama had his appointees at DHS scrub clean the data base of hundreds of Radical Islamic Terrorist suspects they maintained records on—that was a conspiracy that damaged the national Security of the United States:
• On January 7, 2016, Aws Mohammad Younis Al-Jayab, a Palestine born Iraqi, was arrested in Sacramento, CA on charges of assisting jihadi organizations.
• In an unrelated case, also on January 7, 2016, Omar Faraj Saeed al Hardan, an Iraqi Refugee, was arrested in Houston, TX on charges of providing material support to ISIS and going thru terrorist training.
• In Philadelphia, PA, a jihadi opened fire on a cop on January 8, 2016. He fired 13 shots and hit the police officer three times, grievously wounding the man.
• On January 11, 2016, Sens. Ted Cruz and Jeff Sessions said the number of people implicated in radical Islamic terrorist plots in the U.S. has jumped to 113.
• On January 16, 2016, Mohamed Elmi, 31, and Mohamed Salad, 29, both of Calgary,
Canada, were arrested after they invaded the doorway of a neighborhood bar and grievously wounded a 38-year old stranger.

• On February 16, 2016, a court magistrate ruled after hearing the FBI testimony that Khalil Abu-Rayyan, a 21 year old Dearborn, MI man was too much of a threat to public safety and ordered him held without bail. He gets excited by thoughts of beheading Americans, burning people alive and throwing homosexuals off of tall buildings. He’d actually made plans to shoot up a 6,000 member Christians in Detroit, in conversations with an undercover FBI agent.. (If I) can’t go do jihad at the Middle East, I would do my jihad over here.” He also told the agent that “shooting and death make me excited. I love to hear people begging and screaming. … I wish I had my gun.” The FBI claims Abu-Rayyan has since late 2014 used Twitter for “retweeting, liking and commenting” on Islamic State propaganda.

On February 12, 2016 a machete wielding assailant known to the FBI, identified as Mohammad Barry, a Somali living in Ohio attacked Jewish and Christian patrons at a restaurant in Columbus, Ohio, wounding four people. Witnesses said it was carnage. Some of the patrons fought back by throwing chairs. Police later shot and killed Barry after a short chase. Investigators are trying to determine if Barry attacked the Nazareth Restaurant because he thought the owner was Jewish. In actuality, the restaurant is owned by an Israeli Christian.

• On January 7, 2016, Aws Mohammad Younis Al-Jayab, a Palestine born Iraqi, was arrested in Sacramento, CA on charges of assisting jihadi organizations.

• On June 12, 21016, Omar Saddiqul Mateen, the son of Afghan refugees, massacred 49 gentle & innocent Americans, and wounded 53 others, in the Orlando night club, Pulse, in the deadliest mass shooting in US history

• In an unrelated case, also on January 7, 2016, Omar Faraj Saeed al Hardan, an Iraqi Refugee, was arrested in Houston, TX on charges of providing material support to ISIS and going thru terrorist training.
• In Philadelphia, PA, a jihadi opened fire on a cop on January 8, 2016. He fired 13 shots and hit the police officer three times, grievously wounding the man.
• On January 11, 2016, Sens. Ted Cruz and Jeff Sessions said the number of people implicated in radical Islamic terrorist plots in the U.S. has jumped to 113.
• On January 16, 2016, Mohamed Elmi, 31, and Mohamed Salad, 29, both of Calgary,
Canada, were arrested after they invaded the doorway of a neighborhood bar and grievously wounded a 38-year old stranger.
• On February 16, 2016, a court magistrate ruled after hearing the FBI testimony that Khalil Abu-Rayyan, a 21 year old Dearborn, MI man was too much of a threat to public safety and ordered him held without bail. He gets excited by thoughts of beheading Americans, burning people alive and throwing homosexuals off of tall buildings. He’d actually made plans to shoot up a 6,000 member Christians in Detroit, in conversations with an undercover FBI agent.. (If I) can’t go do jihad at the Middle East, I would do my jihad over here.” He also told the agent that “shooting and death make me excited. I love to hear people begging and screaming. … I wish I had my gun.” The FBI claims Abu-Rayyan has since late 2014 used Twitter for “retweeting, liking and commenting” on Islamic State propaganda.

On February 12, 2016 a machete wielding assailant known to the FBI, identified as Mohammad Barry, a Somali living in Ohio attacked Jewish and Christian patrons at a restaurant in Columbus, Ohio, wounding four people. Witnesses said it was carnage. Some of the patrons fought back by throwing chairs. Police later shot and killed Barry after a short chase. Investigators are trying to determine if Barry attacked the Nazareth Restaurant because he thought the owner was Jewish. In actuality, the restaurant is owned by an Israeli Christian

• On May 3, 2015 an attack with gunfire was carried by two Radical Islamic Terrorists followers of ISIS at the entrance to the Curtis Culwell Center, in Garland, TX featuring cartoon images of Mohammad—both were shot and killed by a police officer. Just prior to the attack one of the gunmen posted “May Allah accept us as Mujahedeen”—he wrote both pledged allegiance to “Amirul Mu’mineen”, a likely reference to ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
• An immigrant from Ghana, who applied for and received US citizenship, pledged allegiance to ISIS and plotted a terrorist attack on the US soil (June 2015).
• An immigrant from Sudan, who applied and received US citizenship, tried to join ISIS and wage Jihad on its behalf after having been recruited on line(June 2015).
• In November 17, 2015 A Uzbek Muslim refugee in Boise, ID was convicted of plotting to bomb US military bases.
• On August 14, 2015 three Somali Muslims, Mohamud Mohamed, 36, and Osman Sheikh, 31, Abil Teshome, 23, brutally beat and murdered Freddy Akoa, 49 a Christian in Portland, ME. The attack allegedly took place over the span of several hours, in which Akoa suffered cuts and bruises all over his body, a lacerated liver and 22 rib fractures. However, according to the autopsy, Akoa died as a result of blows to his head.
• Mohammad Youssef Abdulazeez murdered five US Armed Forces (1 Navy and 4 Marines) in Chattanooga, TN in July 2015. Mohammad was an immigrant brought here by his family from Kuwait at a young age, and who was later approved for U.S. citizenship, who carried out the Islamist attack that killed the 5 military personnel in Chattanooga.
• The Somali refugee who recruited the San Bernardino killers also recruited the jihadist who attacked the Garland, TX “Draw Mohammad” contest in May 2015, fled the United States.
• An Iraqi immigrant, who later applied for and received US citizenship, was arrested for lying to federal agents about pledging allegiance to ISIS and his travel to Syria (May 2015)
• An immigrant from Syria, who later applied for and received U.S. citizenship, was accused by federal prosecutors of planning to rob a gun store to “go to a military base in Texas and kill three or four American soldiers execution style.” (April 2015)
• Six Somalian Muslim refugees were arrested in Minneapolis, Minnesota for attempting to travel to Syria to fight for ISIS.
• Five Muslim refugees (same family) were arrested in Missouri, Illinois and New York for sending arms and cash to ISIS.
• Five Somali Muslim refugees were charged in July 2014 with fundraising for jihadi groups in Africa.
• On December 14, 2014, Ismaaiyl Brinsley, born to a Muslim African American family, executed two NYC police officers as they sat in their patrol car. Brinsley is reported to have approached the two officers as they were sitting in their patrol car in the notorious crime ridden Bedford-Stuyvesant area of Brooklyn, New York and began firing rounds into the vehicle before fleeing on foot to the closest subway station where he later committed suicide.
• Two Bosnian Muslim refugee in Portland, Oregon was arrested in November 21, 2014 for trying to blow up a Christmas tree lighting ceremony.
• On November 4, 2015 18 year old Faisal Mohammad who had a black ISIS flag in his possessions and a terrorist manifesto, stabbed 4 of his fellow student at U C Merced; police had to shoot him to stop his stabbing spree. He had pro-ISIS propaganda on his computer. The FBI said he was self radicalized.
• In San Bernardino in December 2015 two Middle East Radical Islamic Terrorist, Syed Rizwan Farook and his wife, Tashfeen Malik, who said they were ISIS, attackers (immigrants) killed 14 civilians and wounded 21 others, were recruited to their jihad by a Muslim Somali refugee who has now moved to Syria, but continues to recruit Jihadist in America using social media.
• A refugee from Uzbekistan was convicted of providing material support and money to a designated foreign terrorist organization. According to the Department of Justice, he also procured bomb-making materials in the interest of perpetrating a terrorist attack on American soil. (August 2015)
• An immigrant from Albania, who applied for and received Lawful Permanent Resident status, was sentenced to 16 years in prison for giving over $1,000 to terrorist organizations in Afghanistan, and for attempting to join a radical jihadist insurgent group in Pakistan. (August 2015)
• An immigrant from Egypt, who subsequently was granted U.S. citizenship, was charged with providing, and conspiring to provide, material support to ISIS, for aiding and abetting a New York college student in receiving terrorist training from ISIS, and conspiring to receive such training. (August 2015)
• A second Immigrant from India, who is married to a US citizen, who was indicted on charges of conspiring to provide thousands of dollars to Al Q’ieda in the Arabian Peninsula, in order to assist them in their global Jihad, and on one count of conspiracy to commit bank fraud (November 2015)
• A Kazakhstani immigrant with lawful permanent resident status conspired to purchase a machine gun to shoot FBI and other law enforcement agents if they prevented him from traveling to Syria to join ISIS. (February 2015)
• An immigrant from Pakistan, who entered the United States on a fiancé visa thru Canada, and subsequently became a Lawful Permanent Resident, along with her husband, killed 14 people at a Christmas Party in San Bernardino, CA on December 2, 2015 , and wounded 22 others, in the deadliest terrorist attack on American soil since September 11, 2001.
• A Somali-American was arrested after encouraging several friends to leave the United States and join ISIS, and giving one individual over $200 for their passport application. (December 2015)
• The son of Pakistani immigrants, along with his Pakistan bride, murdered 14 coworkers, and wounded two dozen, in that same terrorist attack. His Pakistani-born father has since been placed on the no-fly list (December 2015).
• A Bosnian refugee, along with his wife and five others, donated money and supplies, and smuggled arms, to terrorist organizations in Syria and Iraq. (February 2015)
• An Uzbek refugee living in Idaho was arrested and charged with providing support to a terrorist organization, in the form of teaching terror recruits how to build bombs. (July 2015)
• An immigrant from Saudi Arabia, who applied for and received U.S. citizenship, swore allegiance to ISIS and pledged to explode a propane tank bomb on U.S. soil. (April 2015).
• An immigrant from Yemen, who applied for and received U.S. citizenship, along with six other men, was charged with conspiracy to travel to Syria and to provide material support to ISIS. (April 2015).
• A Uzbek man in Brooklyn encouraged other Uzbeki nationals to wage jihad on behalf of ISIS, and raised $1,600 for the terror organization. (April 2015)
• An immigrant from Bangladesh, who applied for and received U.S. citizenship, tried to incite people to travel to Somalia and conduct violent jihad against the United States. (June 2014)
• In September 30, 2014, Alton Nolan, a proponent of Sharia and suspect Radical Islamic Terrorist, beheaded an employee of Vaughan Foods, and was prevented from beheading a second employee in Moor, Oklahoma.
• An immigrant from Afghanistan, who later applied for and received U.S. citizenship, and a legal permanent resident from the Philippines, were convicted for “join Al Q’ieda and the Taliban in order to kill Americans.” (September 2014)
• A Somali immigrant with lawful permanent resident status, along with four other Somali nationals, is charged with leading an al-Shabaab fundraising conspiracy in the United States, with monthly payments directed to the Somali terrorist organization. (July 2014)
• A Moroccan national who came to the U.S. on a student visa was arrested for plotting to blow up a university and a federal court house. (April 2014)
• The 2013 Boston Marathon bombing by Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev; those brothers and their family were Muslim refugees. -The Boston Bombers were granted political asylum and were thus deemed legitimate refugees. The younger brother applied for citizenship and was naturalized on September 11th, 2012. The older brother had a pending application for citizenship. (April 2013)
• A college student who immigrated from Somalia, who later applied for and received U.S. citizenship, attempted to blow up a Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Oregon. (December 2013)
• On February 18, 2012, two Radical Islamic Terrorists from Pakistan, who later applied for and received US Citizenship, were apprehended trying to detonate a bomb in New York City
• In September 15, 2012, Amine El Khalifi, and al Q’ieda Radical Islamic Terrorist plotted to do a suicide bombing of the US Capital.
• In 2011 Mohammad Alfatlawi a proponent of Sharia Law was charged with the “Honor Killing” of his wife and daughter in Detroit, Michigan.
• In May 4, 2010 Faisal Shahzad conducted a terrorist car bombing plot in Times Square that failed.
• On June 1, 2009, Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad, a convert to Islam, who had gone to Yemen in 2007 and stayed for about 16 months, open fire on a Little Rock, Arkansas US Armed Forces Recruiting Office in a drive by shooting with a rifle, against a group of US Army Soldiers standing in front of the Recruiting Office. He killed Private William Long and wounded Private Quinton Ezeagwula.
• On November 5, 2009, Maj Nidal Malik Hasan killed 13 US Army soldiers and wounded 32 others in Fort Hood while yelling “Allah Akbar” at the top of his lungs—Obama insisted it was simply “Work Place Violence” and not a Radical Islamic terrorist attack by a disciple of Anwar Al-Awlaki. Prior to the shooting, in his previous assignment as an intern and resident at Walter Reed Army Medical Center his colleagues and superiors were deeply concerned about his behavior and anti-American comments—but because they were cowered by the Obama’s administration’s warnings and perceived threats to their military standing, that they better be “politically correct’ and not disparage such anti-American comments—nothing was done to drum that Radical Islamic Terrorist out of the US Armed Forces
• In December 2009, the bombing terror plot to kill 290 innocent passengers on a flight from the Netherland to Detroit the Nigerian Radical Islamic Terrorist, Umar Farouk Abdulmutlallab (aka the Underwear Bomber) failed to detonate on Northwest Airlines Flight 253 because the explosives in his underwear malfunctioned, and passengers were able to subdue him until he was arrested.
• Two Al Qaeda members who had killed American soldiers in Iraq were arrested in Kentucky in 2009 – and, both were refugees!

December 18, 2016

America as Animal Farm, Victor Hanson [nc]

America as Animal Farm
December 14, 2016 10:01 am / Leave a Comment / Megan Ring
By Victor Davis Hanson// National Review

New commandments replace the old ones on the barn wall.

The socialist essayist and novelist George Orwell by 1944 grew depressed that as a cost for the defeat of the Axis Powers the Allies had empowered an equally nightmarish monster in the Soviet Union.

Since his days fighting for the loyalists during the Spanish Civil War, the left-wing Orwell had become an increasingly outspoken enemy of Communism. After the defeat of Nazi Germany, when Stalin renounced all his wartime assurances and steamrolled Eastern Europe, Orwell came to see state socialism under authoritarian auspices as the greatest threat to human freedom. It was not as if right-wing dictators were not equally lethal, but the inclusion of the words “socialist” and “republic” in a left-wing tyrant’s official lexicon tended to fool millions.

Indeed, it was precisely the leftist totalitarians’ habit of embroidering their murderous pursuit of power with professions of “equality,” “fairness,” and “egalitarianism” that so often allowed them to employ any means necessary to achieve their supposedly exalted ends. In sum, in Orwell’s eyes, the radical Left’s erasure of historical memory and its distortion of reality through the manipulation of language were the chief threat of the 20th century.

His 1945 novella Animal Farm — initially difficult for Orwell to publish and deeply hated by Western leftists — was an allegorical warning to liberals of the dangers of left-wing propaganda. Words and phrases changed their meanings — again and again — to serve a tyrannical agenda. The assorted creatures of Orwell’s fictional barnyard frequently wake up to new commandments posted on the barn wall by their Stalinesque pig leaders, with yesterday’s edicts crossed out or modified — and soon to be forgotten.

Given the political sympathies and self-interest of the present mainstream media and cultural elite, when the Obama administration came into power in 2009, we crossed out prior, out-of-power edicts and wrote new establishment versions in their place — as if no one would ever quite know the difference, or would soon forget if he did. Many of us at the time wrote about the nearly Orwellian change in liberal mentality required to accommodate Obama’s many contradictions.

Rich people were suddenly not all bad blue-stocking Republicans, but also hip, valuable Silicon Valley progressives in flip-flops who, with some reluctance, outsourced and off-shored.

In our past eight years of historical revisionism, huge political contributions — like the hundreds of millions of dollars in subsidies given by multi-billionaire financial speculator George Soros — were now helpful for democracy if only they were given to left-wing causes.

Once-liberal public campaign-financing laws and limits on fund-raising applied to all candidates except Barack Obama, who became the largest recipient of campaign cash in election history.

Drone assassinations were suddenly, in 2009, no longer proof of Bush’s efforts to kill the innocent abroad, but sophisticated tools in the Obama’s sober anti-terrorism tool kit. Radical Islamic terrorism simply vanished from our collective minds.

Terrorist killing was reinvented as vague “man-caused disasters” and “workplace violence” that occasionally called for American “overseas contingency operations.” If we did not have the phrase “radical Islamic terrorism,” then there would be no radical Islamic terrorism — apparently on the theory that if we ban “gravity” from our vocabulary, we will all instantly float upwards.

More recently, “fake news” did not mean promulgating the lie “Hands up, don’t shoot,” doctoring George Zimmerman’s 911 call, or insisting on national TV that the Benghazi attacks were spontaneous riots sparked by a right-wing American-based video maker, who, for his provocations, was perp-walked and jailed on trumped-up charges of parole violations.

Fake news certainly does not denote the decades-long myth that the hard-Communist and pro-Castro presidential assassin Lee Harvey Oswald was emblematic of the right-wing haters of Texas, or the fantasy mythography of Barack Obama’s Dreams from My Father passed off as an autobiographical memoir.

Instead, a supposed epidemic of “fake news” became a means to explain how Donald Trump, the supposedly incompetent buffoon, defeated the polished sure winner Hillary Clinton — who at one time in 2008 presented herself as a heroic stateswoman who had flown into Bosnia while under sniper fire. Executive orders are critical presidential prerogatives when Congress won’t act undermine the Constitution’s separation of powers.

In another classic Orwellian moment, the on-air fabulist and serial prevaricator, newsreader Brian Williams, jumped on the bandwagon to loudly editorialize about the dangers of not telling the truth and passing it off as news. Left unsaid was Williams’s subtext: Believe me about the dangers of fake news, because I was the biggest news faker in network anchor history. Or maybe he wasn’t, given Dan Rather’s “fake but accurate” memos about Bush’s supposedly having gone AWOL during the Vietnam War, a fabricated scandal that Rather peddled to harm the reelection chances of George W. Bush in 2004.

No sooner did the progressive media and bureaucracy establish new barn-wall rules than Obama got set to leave office, soon to be replaced by a President Trump. Now the leftist project must scramble to hit reverse and start all over from the beginning.

On the lighter side, after 2016, expect that the sight of a president golfing in sports attire and shades will be proof of his indolence and privilege, not necessary downtime as it was for an overworked and harried Obama.

If First Lady Melania Trump takes two jumbo jets full of aides and government junketeers to vacation on Spain’s Costa del Sol next year — as did Michelle Obama for her 2010 getaway — expect media outrage over her supposedly callous selfishness and indulgence.
Here are the more serious and latest samples of the corrected Animal Farm Commandments on the American Farm barn wall for the age of the Trump presidency.

1. The Senate filibuster is an archaic and disruptive obstacle to government an essential tool of legislative democracy.

2. The Senate’s “nuclear option” of approving nominees by majority votes is a legitimate tool to restore legislative balance crackpot idea to erode Senate traditions.

3. Pen-and-phone executive orders are critical presidential prerogatives when Congress won’t act undermine the Constitution’s separation of powers.

4. Past Supreme Court decisions are always fluid rulings and hold no real sway over present court prerogatives established judicial precedents that should not be tampered with by current politicized justices.

5. Pressuring private companies like Boeing or Chrysler for political purposes like Carrier to keep jobs in the U.S. is unwise presidential intrusion into the marketplace.

6. Edgy, out-of-the-box foreign-policy outreach to democracies like Taiwan dictatorships like Cuba and Iran is proof of presidential leadership and imagination.

7. Presidential informality like inviting rappers with rap sheets to the White House or doing interviews with GloZell like tweeting and videos are ominous signs of presidential frivolity and immaturity.

8. States-rights nullification of federal law has been traditionally racist, and subversive to the idea of the United States, leading to crisis or war is a legitimate expression of progressive cultural exceptionalism.

9. Running up huge deficits in Keynesian fashion primes the economy is a dangerous sign of presidential laxity.

10. Regular press conferences with vigorous cross-examinations of the president are noisy anachronisms from the bygone age of print journalism a must for a functioning democracy.

11. Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Ohio voting twice for Barack Obama over John McCain and Mitt Romney was at last proof that the white working class was tolerant and enlightened for Trump shows that these deplorable voters are still irredeemable white clingers and supremacists.

12. Worries that registration and voting can be rigged Rioting, demanding superfluous recounts, damning the legitimacy of the Electoral College, and threatening Electors are efforts to subvert American democracy.

13. Criticizing a former president allots proper blame where it belongs for current messes is bad sportsmanship, cheap, and unbecoming.

14. Former presidents making business deals and earning exorbitant speaking and consulting fees as they cash in and globe-trot demeans the office is an acceptable right and welcome duty of an ex-president.

15. Weighing in on contemporary news stories such as the Skip Gates psychodrama or the Trayvon Martin murder case a flag-burning incident is symptomatic of presidential puerility.

16. Vladimir Putin was unfairly alienated by George W. Bush, sophomorically hyped into an existential threat by Mitt Romney, and deserving of reset is dangerous, a Trump fan, and an inveterate enemy of the U.S.

All the above have a shelf-life of about four years and may be recalibrated according to the results of the 2020 election.

December 17, 2016

Note on Pearl Harbor, Capt John [c]

To jrj@combatveteransforcongress.org
Dec 7 at 3:35 AM

December 7, 2016: The 75th Anniversary of the Sneak Attack by Japan on Pearl Harbor

The surprise attack on Pearl Harbor by the Imperial Forces of Japan, executed by Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto’s strike plan “Z”, commenced at 7:48 AM Hawaiian Time. The base was attacked by 353 Imperial Japanese fighters, bomber, and torpedo planes in two waves, launched from six Japanese aircraft carriers. All eight U.S. Navy battleships were damaged, with four sunk. All but the USS Arizona (BB-39) were later raised, and six were returned to service and went on to fight the Imperial Forces of Japan in the WWII. The Japanese also sank or damaged three cruisers, three destroyers, an anti-aircraft training ship, and one minelayer. In addition 188 U.S. aircraft were destroyed; 2,403 Americans were killed and 1,178 others were wounded. However, important base installations such as the power station, shipyard, maintenance, and fuel and torpedo storage facilities, as well as the submarine piers and headquarters building (also home of the intelligence section) were not attacked. Japanese losses were light; 29 aircraft and five midget submarines were lost, and 64 servicemen killed. One Japanese sailor, Kazuo Sakamaki, was captured.

In the wake of the attack, 15 Medal Of Honor, 51 Navy Crosses, 53 Silver Stars, 4 Navy and Marine Corps Medals, one Distinguished Flying Cross, four Distinguished Service Crosses, one Distinguished Service Medal, and three Bronze Star Medals were awarded to the American servicemen who distinguished themselves in combat at Pearl Harbor. Additionally, a special military award, the Pearl Harbor Commemorative medal was later authorized for all military veterans of the attack

Japan’s Prime Minister’s Will Visit Pearl Harbor Today

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced he would travel to Pearl Harbor today, to recognize the 75th Anniversary of Japan’s attack on the home port of the, US Navy’s Pacific Fleet. Prime Minister Abe is the first Japanese leader to visit Pearl Harbor to “pay tribute [and] comfort the souls” of those who died from both countries during World War II. Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto said that Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor “awoke a sleeping giant”. The attack was labeled “A Day of Infamy” by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. In the next 3 years, 7 months, and 25 days, the US Armed Forces and their Allies in the Pacific Theatre, defeated the Imperial Forces of Japan. On September 2, 1945, General Douglas MacArthur, USMA ’03, USA, representing the Combined Allied Forces, accepted the “Unconditional Surrender” of the Imperial Forces of Japan aboard the USS Missouri (BB-63) in Tokyo Bay.

Pearl Harbor – 75 years on

In the below listed Op Ed, by Admiral James A. Lyons, Jr. USNA ’52, USN (Ret), who was the Commander–in-Chief, of the US Pacific Fleet, and the Senior US Military Representative to the United Nations, exposes the US military personnel who were responsible for failing to alert Admiral Husband E. Kimmel, the Commander-in-Chief of the US Pacific Fleet, and Lt. General Walter Short, who was responsible for the defense of Hawaii, of the pending attack by Japan, were accused of dereliction of duty following the attack. Admiral Kimmel was reduced in rank to Rear Admiral, and retired from the US Navy. Lt General Short was reduced in rank to Major General and retired from the US Army. Admiral Lyons recommends in the below listed Op Ed that Rear Admiral Kimmel and Major General Short have their honor, reputations, and ranks restored by Congress.

Joseph R. John, USNA ‘62

Capt USN(Ret)/Former FBI

Chairman, Combat Veterans For Congress PAC

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Then I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?” Then I said, “Here am I. Send me!”
-Isaiah 6:8

From: James A. Lyons, Jr
Sent: Monday, December 05, 2016 6:27 AM
To: Joseph R. John
Subject: Op-Ed – Pearl Harbor – 75 years on

My latest op-ed published in the Washington Times.

As an aside, it made the cover of the National Enquirer.

All The Best
Ace

James A. Lyons, Jr.
Admiral, USN (Ret)

Pearl Harbor, 75 years on

Remembering the grim day and an ongoing injustice

By James A. Lyons – – Sunday, December 4, 2016

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

The 75th anniversary of the Imperial Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor will soon be remembered again as a “Day of Infamy.” On Dec. 7, 1941, Japan launched over 353 aircraft from six carriers, flawlessly executing Adm. Isoroku Yamamoto’s strike plan “Z” and succeeded in crippling the U.S. Pacific Fleet.

How could the commanders in Hawaii be so unprepared when in Washington both the Army and Navy intelligence organizations had broken key Japanese diplomatic codes, including the high level “Purple” code in which Japan was conducting its peace negotiations with the United States? Whether the Japanese naval code “JN-25” was broken prior to the attack remains unknown.

In their new book, “A Matter of Honor,” by Anthony Summers and Robbyn Swan, the authors provide information never before revealed. The authors make the case for restoring the personal reputation, honor and ranks of the two Pearl Harbor commanders who were unjustly made the scapegoats.

The second new book, “Into the Lion’s Mouth” by Larry Loftis, discusses the most successful British double agent, “Dusko Popov,” the real life inspiration for Ian Fleming’s James Bond and Popov’s relationship to Pearl Harbor. In short, the Japanese were fascinated by the British surprise airstrike at Taranto, which destroyed the Italian Fleet primarily by dropping torpedoes in relatively shallow water. They prepared questions and passed them to Germany who in turn gave them to Popov. He turned them over to the FBI on his arrival in New York in August 1941. The U.K. raid on Taranto became the blueprint for the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor. Mr. Loftis contends that J. Edgar Hoover, the FBI Director, never turned over the questions to the military or to the president. Former CIA Director William Casey made the same charges in 1988 and blamed Hoover for failing to share the information with the military. However, according to Mr. Summers and Ms. Swan, Hoover did turn over paraphrased versions of the question to military intelligence who failed to recognize the significance of this information.

Of the eight official inquiries, the most biased conducted was by Supreme Court Justice Owen Roberts shortly following the attack. Neither Adm. Husband E. Kimmel, the commander in chief of the Pacific Fleet, or Lt. Gen. Walter Short, who was responsible for the defense of Hawaii, received any information from the decrypted codes which would have alerted them to the Japanese fleet’s intentions. Yet the Roberts commission declared Adm. Kimmel and Lt. Gen. Short derelict in carrying their duties and held them solely responsible for the Pearl Harbor disaster. None of the 10 Washington officials authorized to receive the decrypted information was held accountable. Cover up?

The Washington officials authorized to receive the decrypted “Purple” intelligence, referred to as “Magic,” included the Army Chief of Staff Gen. George Marshall; Chief of Naval Operations Harold Stark; Chief of Navy War Plans RADM Richmond K. Turner; Brig. Gen. Gerow; head of Army War Plans; heads of both Army and Navy Intelligence, Secretary of War (Army) Stimson; Secretary of Navy Knox; the president and the Secretary of State Cordell Hull.

The president only saw brief summaries of “Magic” decoded information and at times only received verbal briefings. Further, Marshall and Stark at one point denied the president and secretary of State any “Magic” information for four months because they didn’t trust people around them. Of course, one person who did see Magic was Winston Churchill. The U.S. provided three “Purple” machines to the U.K. to facilitate their breaking of the code. Another machine went to the U.S. Army and two went to the Navy. Interesting, one “Purple” machine was sent to the naval station CAST at Cavite in the Philippines for use by Gen. Douglas MacArthur and Adm. Harold Hart. Astonishingly, none were provided to the Hawaii Commanders Adm. Kimmel and Lt. Gen. Short. What use MacArthur made of the Purple intelligence is unknown. Further, he was unprepared for the Japanese attack that destroyed our FAREAST Air Force at Clark AFB nine hours after the attack on Pearl Harbor. He was never held accountable.

One other aspect that is seldom mentioned is that the Dutch Army cryptanalysts had also broken the Japanese diplomatic code “Purple.” According to Brig. Gen. Elliot Thorpe, USA (ret.) when he was the army attaché in Java, Gen. Tec Pooten, CINC of Far East Dutch Army, provided him a decrypted message from Tokyo to the Japanese Ambassador in Bangkok which told of the upcoming attack on Hawaii, Philippines, Malaysia and Thailand. After sending four messages about the upcoming attack, Thorpe as he recalled was directed by our War Department to send “no more on this subject.”

“Magic” decrypted information held a wealth of information. There was the “bomb plot” grid message #83 of Sept. 24, 1941, which divided the fleet anchorages in Pearl Harbor into bombing sectors. We also had the Nov. 30, 1941 message to designated Japanese Embassies to destroy their codes, files, etc. Washington cleared officials also had the 14-part message on Dec. 6 1941, the Japanese response to the secretary of State’s Nov. 26 ultimatum, ceasing all negotiations to which President Roosevelt remarked, “This means war.” Yet none of this critical intelligence was passed to the Hawaii Commanders. As an aside, Churchill was getting much of this information as well. We do know it was his goal to involve “isolationist” America in the war.

The three principals that should have been held accountable were Gen. Marshall, Adm. Stark and Adm. Turner, who assumed responsibility for distributing the decrypted information for the Navy. It clearly is time for Adm. Kimmel and Lt. Gen. Short to have their honor, reputations and ranks restored. It is a matter of honor for the Navy, Army, and country to correct this terrible injustice.

• James A. Lyons, a retired U.S. Navy admiral, was commander in chief of the U.S. Pacific Fleet and senior U.S. military representative to the United Nations.

[Personal note on this: for over 40 years I have been a proponent of the position that FDR withheld information for the purposes of involving the U.S.A. in the war and to get himself out of the Great Depression. The first purpose is self-evident. However, few know that FDR kept the U.S. in the depression for longer than necessary by, among several wrongful acts, allowing the dollar to become the global currency, and by fixing the dollar to gold during this economic crisis instead of letting it float. By 1938, most of Europe was out of the depression as they prepared for war. FDR did not. Instead, this stalwart liberal insisted on domestic policies that included the National Recovery Act, unconstitutional on its face, called the Negro Ruination Act by integrationists. The NRA permitted businesses to fire colored employees before firing white employees, just one of many discriminatory and crony features. JPB]

December 13, 2016

Portland Oregon taxes CEO pay of CEO’s not in Oregon [c]

NEWS RELEASE: Portland City Council Combats High CEO Pay
NEWS RELEASE: Portland City Council Combats High CEO Pay
(December 7, 2016)—Today, Portland, Oregon, became the first jurisdiction in the United States to use the tax code to address the phenomenon of outrageous CEO pay. The City Council passed an ordinance, sponsored by City Commissioner Steve Novick, that requires publicly traded corporations to pay a surtax if they pay their CEO more than 100 times their median worker.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission adopted a rule in 2015 requiring public companies to disclose the ratio of the compensation of its chief executive officer to the median compensation of its employees. Companies will begin reporting the data for tax years beginning in January 2017. The new disclosure will help shareholders better evaluate chief executive officer compensation based on performance, and it offers local, state, and federal governments a tool for establishing policies that address increasing ratios of chief executive officer to median worker pay.
“When I first read about the idea of applying a higher tax rate to companies with extreme ratios of CEO pay to typical worker pay, I thought it was a fascinating idea—the closest thing I’d seen to a tax on inequality itself,” Commissioner Novick said.
World renowned economist Thomas Piketty stated in his book, Capital in the Twenty-First Century, that “60 to 70%…of the top 0.1% of the income hierarchy in 2000-2010 consisted of top managers’ in large firms.” Piketty goes on to say that “the increase [in inequality in the United States] was largely the result of an unprecedented increase in wage inequality, and in particular the emergence of extremely high remunerations at the summit of the wage hierarchy, particularly among top managers of large firms.”
Novick believes that Piketty’s comments affirm the idea that extreme CEO pay is not just an eye-catching example of, but a major cause of, extreme economic inequality. “Extreme economic inequality is—next to global warming—the biggest problem we have in our society,” said Novick. “The top 1%, and especially the top one-tenth of one percent, have a far larger share of wealth and income than they did forty years ago.”
In an interview with the Guardian, Branko Milanović, a former lead economist at the World Bank and a professor at New York University who specializes in income inequality, reflected on Portland’s surtax: “What I find quite interesting is that it seems [to be] the first tax that targets inequality as such.”
For Milanović, the idea was novel because “it treats inequality as having a negative externality like taxing carbon emissions.”
The surtax will also benefit the city by generating an estimated $2.5 million to $3.5 million per year. Portland’s Revenue Bureau has identified more than 500 publicly-traded firms that do business in the city and therefore will be subject to the tax if their CEO-worker pay ratios are above 100 to 1. The list includes major corporations known for sky-high CEO pay, including Wells Fargo, Walmart and General Electric.
Portland City Council passed the surtax thanks to the support of Mayor Charlie Hales and Commissioner Amanda Fritz. Novick credits Steve Silberstein, a member of the Patriotic Millionaires, and U.S. Congressman Mark DeSaulnier, who first proposed the idea as a California State Senator, for developing the idea for the surtax. Novick also thanks Sarah Anderson from the Institute for Policy Studies for her expert advocacy and support for this proposal.
Without the partnership and innovation of these leaders, adoption of this surtax in Portland wouldn’t have been possible.
http://www.portlandoregon.gov/novick/article/620318

[Taxation without representation. This is socialism at its worst. Accordingly, not only can they, and will they, limit top pay, but they already raise minimum pay, next will be YOUR pay. It violates the sanctity of Contracts!]

December 2, 2016

The Time has Come, the Walrus Said …

The Time has Come, the Walrus Said,
To Speak of Other Things:
Of Sealing Wax, of Cabbages and Kings

United States Constitution Article V
AMENDMENTS: The Congress, whenever two thirds of both Houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose Amendment to this Constitution, or, on the Application of the Legislatures of two thirds of the several States, shall call a Convention for proposing Amendments, which, in either Case, shall be valid to all Intents and Purposes, as Part of this Constitution, when ratified by the Legislatures of three fourths of the several States, or by Conventions in three fourths thereof, as the one or the other Mode of Ratification may be proposed by the Congress … (omitted, the, Prohibition on the Slave Trade, and, Equal Suffrage in the Senate).

Read Article V again.

Now is the time to push for amending the Constitution. The GOP controls both houses and over two thirds of the States’ Legislatures.

Now is the time for a Term Limits Amendment.

Now is the time for a Balanced Budget Amendment.

Now is the time for Congress Shall Pass No Law that does NOT apply to itself first Amendment.

Now is the time for a Constitutional Convention to re-write the entire thing. Mark Levin, Kevin Gutzman, and myself, have published works that may be used as starting templates.

If we start pushing now, the mid-term elections may bring the various Legislatures up to the numbers necessary to defeat the socialist oppressions of the two coasts.

The Time has Come, the Walrus Said, … .

December 1, 2016

All Hands FYI Armed Islamic Groups training in the U.S.A.

FYI:

I’ve looked, it is true and verified by Stuart Varney of Varn&y Co., the most watched business news show on cable.

http://www.fuqrafiles.com

Be advised of the Islamaburg NYS compound and remember what happened with Bill Clinton’s AG, Janet Reno, and Ruby Ridge in Waco TX.

November 30, 2016

Two new points on cultural change (30-11-16)

Two things to review. See what you can learn about Islamaburg New York State, and review this video on Dearbon MI

From John, with thanks.

> This is the FUTURE,
> accept it, or disbelieve, (and hide
> in the closet). YOUR CHOICE!
> Near Chicago, here
> is Bridgeview,
> Illinois. You’ll be concerned!
> https://safeshare.tv/x/w5oLoW9jZJc#v
>
>

November 7, 2016

Obama encourages illegals to vote, Joseph John , [c]

Obama Encourages Illegal Aliens to Vote in Video – Promises No Repercussions

By Capt Joseph R. John, November 7, 2016

The nation has had a very serious Voter Fraud problem, going back to the Nixon Kennedy Presidential election of 1960, when Mayor Richard M. Daley of Chicago was accused of having his Democratic Machine perpetrate “Voter Fraud” in the city of Chicago. The Chicago voting total tipped the state of Illinois into John Kennedy’s win column, and threw the Presidential election to John Kennedy. The Democratic “machine” came up with 8,858 votes from Chicago graveyards and elsewhere to steal the election from Richard Nixon. Even though Richard Nixon was provided with evidence of massive “Voter Fraud” perpetrated by the Chicago Democratic Machine, he refused to contest the election because he didn’t want to create a Constitutional crisis in the United States.

In 1982, Voter Fraud rose its ugly head again un Chicago and resulted in one of the largest “Voter Fraud” prosecutions ever conducted by the U.S. Department of Justice. The telltale smoke arose out of one of the closest governor’s races in Illi­nois history; and as for the fire, the U.S. Attorney in Chicago at the time, Daniel Webb, estimated that at least 100,000 fraudulent votes (10 percent of all votes in the city) had been cast. Sixty-five individuals were indicted for federal election crimes, and all but two (one found incompetent to stand trial and another who died) were convicted. CBS’ Local Chicago affiliate reported that 119 dead people have voted 229 times in the last decade, with one dead man voting 11 times.

Obama met Madeleine Talbot, part of the Chicago branch of ACORN, he was asked to train the ACORN staff in Chicago after he graduated from Harvard and moved to Chicago. ACORN engage in bullying banks, forcing them to issue risky loans, and ACORN intimidation and disruption businesses. During the 2004 United States Presidential elections, Voter Fraud raised its ugly head again, and the American voters nationally first became acquainted with ACORN, which was funded by the Democratic party. ACORN perpetrated voter fraud in massive amounts that in the 2008 Presidential election of Obama. There were 11 major investigations across the nation involving thousands of potentially fraudulent actions by ACORN employees following the election.

In 2009, ACORN was charged and convicted in Wisconsin, Florida, Michigan, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Maryland, New York, and California of massive “Voter Registration Fraud.” ACORN simply kept the same people on its employment rolls, and changed the name of the organization in every state in the union, and continued to train its personnel to perpetrate “Voter Fraud.”

From 2008 to 2012, Obama’s Department of Health and Human Services funded those same former ACORN organizations, and enabled them to continue registration fraud of Illegal Aliens in many states. They have become very effective in states that issue drivers licenses to Illegal Aliens, so those Illegal Aliens can use their driver’s licenses to obtain Social Security numbers, and then use both the driver’s license and Social Security Cards to register to vote.

In the 2012 presidential election, many Illegal aliens voted, Those former ACORN organizations were funded by Obama’s Department of Health and Human Services from 2012 to 2016 which enabled them to continue the “Voter Registration Fraud.”

Hans Von Spakovsky, senior legal fellow and manager of the Election Law Reform Initiative at the Heritage Foundation, has maintained that there’s enough “Voter Fraud” to make a difference in a close election. His think tank has compiled 430 cases of “Voter Fraud” that resulted in a conviction or a judge ordering a new election.(WND.com 11/7/16)

Several cases have arisen in just the past week, along with the revelations by James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas, which captured on hidden camera a top Democratic operative engineering wide-scale “Vote Fraud.” (WND.com 11/7/16)

Last Thursday in Pennsylvania, a state the Trump campaign believes it can win, state police raided two offices of a voter registration group in Philadelphia after raiding another office in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, just days earlier. The Philadelphia Inquirer reported police used a warrant seeking forms that could be used to “construct fraudulent voter registration forms” and “completed voter registration forms containing same or similar identifying information of individuals on multiple forms.”

(WND.com 11/7/16)

State officials in Texas are investigating reports of a “vote harvesting” scheme in which as many as 20,000 ballots has been filled in and delivered for people in Tarrant County. (WND.com 11/7/16)

In San Pedro, California, on Saturday, FoxNews.com reported, Jerry Mosna found 83 unused election ballots – all addressed to different people – stacked on the mailbox of an elderly neighbor who lives in a two-bedroom apartment.. (WND.com 11/7/16)

This year Illegal Aliens have been flooding across the wide open southern border, they have been released upon entry in accordance with Obama’s instructions (they should have been quarantined for at least 30 days in accordance with US Federal Immigration Laws, before release). It has been reported that hundreds of thousands of those Illegal Aliens have been registered to vote illegally.

If you click on the below listed link you will be able to watch a video of Obama encouraging Illegal Aliens to vote, and he promises them, in the interview, that there will be no repercussions if they vote illegally—a violation of US Federal Voting Laws. Obama is the first occupant of the Oval Office in 240 years to encourage Illegal Aliens to vote, while assuring them that there will not be any repercussions for voting illegally.

Copyright by Capt Joseph R. John. All Rights Reserved. The material can only posted on another Web site or distributed on the Internet by giving full credit to the author. It may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without the permission from the author.

Joseph R. John, USNA ‘62

Capt USN(Ret)/Former FBI

Chairman, Combat Veterans For Congress PAC

2307 Fenton Parkway, Suite 107-184

San Diego, CA 92108

http://www.CombatVeteransForCongress.org

https://www.facebook.com/combatveteransforcongress?ref=hl

Then I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?” Then I said, “Here am I. Send me!”
-Isaiah 6:8

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Obama Encourages Illegal Aliens to Vote – Promises No Repercussions

When multiple supporters sent the below listed link to us we said, no way, even Obama would never say to vote illegally.

But we were wrong.

Barack Obama illegally and openly called on Illegal Aliens to vote in Tuesday’s election——just watch the below listed video when you click on the below listed link.

The Obama administration has proved to be lawless when it comes to US Federal Voting Laws by viewing the below listed link!

They Hillary and Obama have been lying at every turn.

The occupant in the Oval Office lied to get Obamacare passed when he said you can keep your doctor and your insurance.
The occupant of the Oval Office and Hillary lied about Benghazi when they said it was a spontaneous riot about a movie, not terrorism.
The occupant of the Oval Office lied when he said he didn’t know about Hillary’s private illegal server and emails.

The occupant in the Oval Office said I will bridge the gap between black and white Americas.

Click
here: Obama encourages illegal aliens to vote without fear of being deported. –
YouTube

[Gosh, all of this going on in THE BLUE STATES. Secession, secession, secession.]

November 6, 2016

The Alienated American, Victor Hanson [c]

Filed under: Political Commentary — Tags: , , , , , — justplainbill @ 4:31 pm

The Alienated American
October 31, 2016 9:36 am / Leave a Comment / Megan Ring
by Victor Davis Hanson// Defining Ideas

Many Americans increasingly seem psychologically, if not materially, disengaged from their own country. A few vote with their feet and move to quieter enclaves in the American rural West or to no-income-tax states in the South and hinterlands. More withdraw with their minds, by shutting out most of the noise emanating from American popular culture, politics, and the media.

I spent my vacation in September in small towns in southern Michigan, and a few days of October traveling to a number of communities in rural California, as well as talking to a variety of people on my farm. In all these venues, I kept meeting the same sort of detached American. Though these men and women came from varying class and ethnic backgrounds, they were united by a sense of malaise. Let me sum up what I think is the new Americanus alienatus.

The American stranger embraces a pessimistic view of this country, rather than the therapeutic view shared by most Americans. Given the nation’s cultural and financial profligacy, he assumes things are going to get worse. Or at least he accepts that they cannot go on as they are. The medicine (that will fall on him to administer) will be as catastrophic as the lethal disease (which he thinks was caused mostly by others).

Stereotyped as a “deplorable” “clinger” and “everyday American,” the stranger certainly has no wish to dispute the new politically correct orthodoxies of open borders, Black Lives Matter, the euphemisms that mask radical Islamic terrorism, record deficits, unsustainable entitlements, and chaos abroad. All of that, he believes, is now the concern of the members of the coastal establishment, whose incestuous lives are glimpsed in the latest WikiLeaks trove.

The disengaged American’s own existential business is survival. It takes all his energy and resources to navigate around the concrete ramifications of what elites have wrought, like failing public school systems, crime-ridden cityscapes, and Kafkaesque bureaucracies. The elites, meanwhile, have far better ways of insulating themselves from the injurious effects of their own ideology.

The stranger believes we are running out of answers to increasing racial and ethnic tensions. As a drop-out himself, when he reads daily of shootings, stabbings, riots, and assaults, he makes a mental note of where they take place, knows enough to keep quiet about them, and plans to stay a safe distance away.

Politics is a turn-off, epitomized this year by the crude Donald Trump and the refined and inveterate prevaricator Hillary Clinton. Both seem to reflect our long-standing hubris, in which we glorified empty celebrities and overlooked the high crimes and misdemeanors of professional politicians, who made their own rules of behavior that ultimately (and logically) permitted destroying government documents, recklessly trafficking in classified information, and selling government influence to the highest bidders. To the extent Trump wins sympathy among estranged Americans, it is largely because he represents the nihilistic choice: the idea of a humiliated and doomed Samson pulling down the pillars of the Philistine temple upon us all apparently has a sort of psychological and vicarious attraction for the American stranger, especially when he reads of the contempt that the elite hold for people like himself.

Neither candidate talks about the financial Armageddon ahead, when raising interest rates will make it nearly impossible to meet existing outlays and service a $20 trillion national debt. In contrast, the quiet American assumes that the remedies of inflation or catastrophic budget cuts in defense and entitlements—or more likely both—are inevitable. He assumes his own financial future is bleak, and his children’s even bleaker. In paranoia, he readies himself for anything, whether that means European-level tax rates or the loss of his private 401K to the insolvent Social Security trust fund. Sometimes, the nuts who advocate buying gold do not seem so nutty to him.

Hypocrisy is the national creed, and the turned-off American survives by navigating around or ignoring it. Illegal aliens, seen as an important new political demographic, are increasingly immune from federal immigration law. Many new immigrants assume that America is the choice destination of the world, but when they get here, they find that the lure of lodging grievances against their generous host is the better path to political influence and government largess. Assimilation, in contrast, is written off as proof of inauthenticity.

The turned-off know well enough to keep quiet about political correctness. They accept that just one wrong word can at any time end careers as a clerk, cop, or teacher. The disaffected also still trust that college is a future investment for their kids, but have no clue how to pay for it. They are also unsure how to weigh the pluses of receiving a bachelor’s degree against the minuses of being indoctrinated by a small, bitter subset of the population.

The quiet American is also cynical. He expects elites to be pretenders. The hacked emails of insiders Colin Powell and John Podesta, and Hillary Clinton’s $250,000 Wall Street chats confirmed what most believed about low-bar Washington values. Trump’s eleven-year old hot-mic vulgarities rebirthed Bill Clinton’s alleged sexual assaults, reminding the cynical that in the age of Miley Cyrus, Chris Brown, and Kim Kardashian, America is both crude and sanctimonious at the same time.

So the drop-out American turns off the media, and not merely because of its 24/7 hyperkinetic frenzy, but because he is fed up by its superficiality and hypocrisy—and its abject partisanship dressed up as edginess. Most journalists assume their role is either to further their own careers or to convince the supposedly ignorant masses to endorse the progressive views embraced by only 20 percent of the population. Either way, millions of Americans have checked out, retiring instead to the blogosphere and comments sections of articles. The alienated American also does not go to the movies much. The reason is not just because excellent entertainment is easily available at home on his various devices. The problem, rather, is the message. A politically warped Hollywood is, like the media, trumpeting political ideas that do not resonate with most viewers.

The alienated American is touched by, but avoids, popular culture. He cannot figure out the attraction of the harsh voices, grating beat, and glorification of misogyny, racism, and violence in rap music. He knows of a Kanye West or Miley Cyrus only to the degree that such entertainers sometimes intrude into the mainstream media, causing confusion over exactly how such untalented exhibitionists ever won an audience, and why, in such a Victorian society such as our own, their obscenities still remain politically correct.

The quiet American was once devoted to televised sports, but increasingly is losing interest there as well. San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who refuses to stand for the national anthem on the ground that America is racist, hardly represents speaking truth to power. He is another pampered multimillionaire athlete who has manipulated his sport for personal attention and gain. The alienated American also avoids ESPN and similar sport channels. He believes that life is too short to listen to half-educated jocks posing as Socratic philosophers as they politicize their analyses and try to turn gladiators on the field into heroic progressive humanists.

The media, contemporary politics, sports, Hollywood, popular music, government policy, political correctness, the pretenses of the elite—all of these have driven a sizeable minority of the population into a psychological underground. Every once in a while, I see the alienated American, who gives me a nod or wink at the supermarket or gas station—a confirmation that he has become a stranger in his own strange land.

[And, now, with the Veritas Project Action having videos of the DNC operatives fixing elections, liberal states like NH having laws that state that anyone with an in-state domicile, meaning coming in the day before an election and staying at a hotel, can vote simply by showing up and stating that they are domiciled in NH and are a citizen, the simple statement being enough to prove citizenship, the alienation is also caused by the political elite emasculating the “regular citizen”. We are not back to the necessity of the Red States seceding. Read the post on secession. Buy, read, and promote, “The Albany Plan Re-Visited”.]

October 30, 2016

BHO, HRC, & Media Display Bigotry toward Christians, by Capt John [nc]

To
jrj@combatveteransforcongress.org
Today at 9:04 AM
Obama, Hillary, & Media Display Bigotry Toward Christians
By Capt Joseph R. John, October 30, 2016

For a political party that loves to label their opponents as bigots, it’s remarkable how bigoted the Obama administration has been for the last 8 years against Christian religious teachings and Christians in the US Armed Forces who can’t fight back. Christians who have deep religious convictions also have their well held and sincere religious beliefs with regard to abortion, homosexuality, males using girls bathrooms & showers in schools, and have their opposition to teaching very young & innocent grammar school students about homosexuality. According to former counter-terrorism training officer and American police detective George Tobias, in the below listed article, the Clinton administration would continue Obama’s bigotry toward Christians,”

The latest WikiLeaks dump of John Podesta E-mails shows that the Obama administration kept a list of high-profile Muslims it wanted to appoint to top Obama administration jobs, sub-cabinet jobs, outside boards, agencies, and policy committees. The 2008 E-mails reveal that it wasn’t enough to be Arab American, you had to be Arab and Muslim to make it onto Obama’s list.

“Many Lebanese Americans, for example, are Christian,” notes one E-mail written by Preeta Bansal, who worked on the Obama transition team headed by John Podesta. John Podesta is now Hillary Clinton’s Presidential Campaign Chairman. “In the last list (of outside boards/commissions), most who are listed appear to be Muslim American, except that a handful (where noted) may be Arab American but of an unacceptable religion (esp. Christian).”

In another indication of outright the bigotry against Christians by the Obama administration, a law suit was filed against DHS by the Heartland Alliance’s National Immigrant Justice Center, a progressive liberal advocacy organization. Heartland is “dedicated to ensuring human rights protections” for immigrants and asylum seekers—including apparently for terrorists. Heartland filed a FOIA lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security for discriminating against Syrian and Assyrian Christian refugees for the last 5 years.

In an otherwise unremarkable opinion, obtained after filing, a Federal Freedom of Information Act request, a Federal Appellate Court Judge issued a sharp rejoinder to the Obama administration over an issue that has been written about and broadcast in the national news media. The Appellate Judge said there was almost a complete lack of Syrian Christian refugees being brought into the US—the numbers are included in the below listed article.

The lawsuit also claimed that DHS was refusing to release the identity of Tier III terrorist organizations, unlike the identities of what are defined as Tier I and Tier II terrorist organizations that are publicly identified.

Tier III terrorist organizations “tend to be groups about which the U.S. government does not have good intelligence, making it essential that [DHS] be able to obtain information about them during screening interviews that are as focused and complete as possible.” Despite the lack of information, Obama refused to let the FBI interview entering Muslim refugees to determine if they had terrorist ties

To further reveal the bigotry against Christians practiced by Obama and Hillary’s State Department the following facts are submitted. Although ten percent of the population of Syria are Syrian and Assyrian Christian, yet despite that fact, less than one-half of 1 percent of the Syrian Refugees admitted to the United States over the last 8 years were Christian. Syrian and Assyrian Christians have been in desperate need of a safe haven from ISIS Radical Islamic Terrorists who have been butchering, and slaughtering Christians for those 5 years.

ISIS has been crucifying Christians, burning them alive, drowning them in cages, beheading them, burying them alive, and making them kneel before shooting them in the back of their heads. Of the nearly 11,000 Syrian Refugees recently allowed to enter the United States by Obama, only 56 Christians were among them. The Greek Catholic Relief Agency has over 300,000 Syrian and Assyrian Christians in camps seeking entry into the US, but Obama has refused to let them enter the US for the last 5 years.

Few if any of the ISIS Radical Islamic Terrorists are being held accountable for their heinous crimes against Syrian and Assyrian Christians. Besides slaughtering Syrian and Assyrian Christians, much of Iraq’s Christian community has been ripped from their ancient ancestral homes on the Plains of Nineveh. The ISIS Radical Islamic Terrorists are also responsible for the destruction of their Christians’ cultural heritage symbols in their churches, ancient bibles, 2000 year old Christian churches, and Assyrian Christian monasteries. However, while Obama frets over Islamophobia, hardly anything is said about the horrors faced by the defenseless followers of Jesus Christ.

So while the Obama administration has brought in over 900,000+ Middle East Muslim Refugees into the US, and has resettled them in 187 cities throughout the United States, much less than ½ of 1 percent of the entering refugees were Christians. Obama has been concealing basic information about the entering Muslim refugees, behind a wall of government secrecy, and at the same time refusing to let the FBI interview entering Muslim refugees to determine if they have terrorist ties,

The 900,000+ Middle East Muslim Refugees that have been resettled throughout the US, without strict instruction to the resettling agencies not to inform elected local & state officials and their law enforcement agencies where those refugees are being placed. Despite the fact that the Syrian refugee crisis is the catalyst that was responsible for the infiltration ISIS Radical Islamic Terrorists into Western Europe, resulting in many murderous Radical Islamic Terrorist attacks against unsuspecting Europeans. ISIS has openly bragged that the terrorists that they trained, would also be infiltrated into the United States.

Obama is threatening to veto the current Military Budget passed by Congress that is currently sitting on his desk awaiting his signature, because it protects Christians religious beliefs. Obama wants the absolute freedom to discriminate against Christian social service providers who interact with the government—all because many of those religious organizations are unable to endorse the LGBT cause, because of their well held religious teachings and beliefs. The Russell Amendment in the budget, authored by an endorsed Combat Veteran For Congress, Cong Steve Russell. LTC-USA (Ret) (R-OK-5), merely reaffirms the protection of Christians and Jewish members of the military, while clarifying that religious organizations (Jewish and Christian) have a right to employ people committed to authentically live and operate in accordance with their faith tenets. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act already specifically protects a religious organizations’ ability to hire based on religion. In short, Christian and Jewish religious organizations are free to be religious organizations.

Obama’s previously violated the Religious Freedom of Chaplins who were refused the right to read letters to their congregations from the pulpit from their Cardinals (the very reason why the Pilgrims left England and migrated to America in 1620). That restriction imposed by Obama, not only violates the Chaplin’s Freedom of Religion, it also a violates their Freedom of Speech. When it comes to sexual orientation and gender identity policies Obama’s restrictions of the religious beliefs of members of the US Armed Forces is egregious. Obama is the first occupant of the Oval Office to refuse to guarantee Religious Freedom for members of the US Armed Forces.

By clicking on the below listed link, you will be able to watch a video of Dinesh D’Souza, who was a Keynote Speaker at one of the Combat Veterans For Congress Patriotic Gala Events, defend Christianity from Obama’s oppression. Dinesh provides his “Words of Wisdom to Christians”, and details Obama’s and Hillary’s opposition to Freedom of Religion.


Copyright by Capt Joseph R. John. All Rights Reserved. The material can only posted on another Web site or distributed on the Internet by giving full credit to the author. It may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without the permission from the author.

Joseph R. John, USNA ‘62
Capt USN(Ret)/Former FBI
Chairman, Combat Veterans For Congress PAC
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San Diego, CA 92108

http://www.CombatVeteransForCongress.org

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Then I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?” Then I said, “Here am I. Send me!”
-Isaiah 6:8
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NewsWithViews.com
OBAMA, HILLARY AND MEDIA DISPLAY BIGOTRY AGAINST MIDDLE EASTERN CHRISTIANS
By Jim Kouri, CPP
September 7, 2016
President Barack Obama and his hopeful successor Hillary Clinton are continuing their open-door policy to Muslim refugees fleeing the turmoil in Syria, Iraq and other regions, but a number of American Christian organizations claim the two Democrat leaders have shown less sympathy for Syrian and Iraqi Christians.

In fact, of the 10,801 brought into the United States by the end of September, only 56 of them are listed as Christians (see numerical breakdown below). The vast majority of the Muslims are part of the Sunni sect, which is the one represented by the likes of Al Q’ida, Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), Al-Shabaab (Somalia) and others.
Religious Denomination Number of Refugees
Catholic 12
Christian 29
Greek Orthodox 1
Jehovah Witness 4
Muslim (unspecified) 90
Muslim (Shiite) 20
Muslim (Sunni) 10,612
No Religion 1
Orthodox 6
Other 5
Protestant 4
Yazidi 17

Religious denominations of the 10,801 Syrian Refuges who have been admitted into the United States since the Obama Administration’s announced plan to admit a n additional 11,000 Syrian refugees for FY2016 on September 10, 2015. Source: -Refugee Processing Center

“For a political party that loves to label their opponents as bigots, it’s remarkable how bigoted the current administration is and how bigoted the Clinton administration will continue to be against Christians,” said former counter-terrorism training officer and American police detective George Tobiaso.

According to several news reports from outlets in the United States and Europe, more than 70 mass graves were discovered in Iraq and Syria containing thousands of decaying bodies killed by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and other Islamic terrorist groups who buried the victims of their atrocities.

As many as 15,000 victims — men, women and children — slaughtered during the occupation of towns and villages by ISIS, a group known for executing Christians, may be buried in the sites across territory that was occupied by ISIS, Al Nusra Front or other radical Muslims.

According to the Homeland Security News Wire, “The [Associated Press] used satellite imagery, photos, and interviews, to find the location of seventeen mass graves in Syria and sixteen mass graves in Iraq – although the latter are in areas still too dangerous to excavate. AP says from 5,200 to more than 15,000 ISIS victims are buried in the graves it knows about.”

Few if any are being held accountable for the heinous crimes. Besides the killings, much of Iraq’s Christian community have been ripped from their ancestral homes in Nineveh. The jihadists are also responsible for the destruction of Christians’ cultural heritage. However, while Obama frets over Islamophobia, hardly anything is said about the horrors being faced by followers of Jesus Christ.

Many more mass graves may be found once Isis retreats after losing ground outside of Iraqi cities of Mosul and Raqqa which remain under jihadists’ control.

According to the watchdog group that’s known for its accuracy and diligence: Earlier this year Judicial Watch uncovered State Department records confirming that “Arab extremists” are entering the U.S. through Mexico with the assistance of smuggling network “cells.”

© 2016 Jim Kouri- All Rights Reserved

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Jim Kouri, CPP is currently fifth vice-president of the National Association of Chiefs of Police. He’s former chief at a New York City housing project in Washington Heights nicknamed “Crack City” by reporters covering the drug war in the 1980s. He’s also served on the National Drug Task Force and trained police and security officers throughout the country.
He writes for many police and crime magazines including Chief of Police, Police Times, The Narc Officer, Campus Law Enforcement Journal, and others. He’s appeared as on-air commentator for over 100 TV and radio news and talk shows including Oprah, McLaughlin Report, CNN Headline News, MTV, Fox News, etc. His book Assume The Position is available at Amazon.Com, Booksamillion.com, and can be ordered at local bookstores.

October 26, 2016

wikileaks key to current leaks – Ya got a ? on how bad Hillary really is, the answer is here, look it up

Filed under: Anti-American Politicians — Tags: , , , , , , — justplainbill @ 8:01 pm

To ‘Chuck McDougald, PhD (Green Beret)’
Today at 11:07 AM

The below listed WikiLeaks E-mails should get very wide distribution thru your own extensive networks, There are so many E-mails that indict Hillary Clinton’s criminal actions, reveals Hillary’s intention to keep the southern border wide open which is a danger to the National Security of the United States, shows Hillary couldn’t handle the security for a 13 acre US Mission in Benghazi (turning the security of the US over to Hillary would be a disaster), shows Hillary putting America on the auction block for donations to the Clinton Foundation (pay to play), shows Hillary lied to the American people in public while saying what she would really do in private, shows Hillary was the architect & negotiator for the dangerous Iranian Nuclear Weapons Agreement that is giving Iran nuclear weapons, etc.

The below listed WikiLeaks E-mails demonstrates that Hillary Clinton and George Soros are a “clear and present danger” to:

1. The survival of the Free Enterprise System in the United States

2. The survival of the nation’s Judeo-Christian religious way of life that is under attack by progressives

3. The continued integrity US Constitution given to the American people by the Founding Fathers

4. The continued selection of members of the US Supreme Court who will not legislate from the bench

5. The right of every Americans to own and bear arms as guaranteed to them by the 2nd Amendment

6. The US Justice System that has been corrupted by the Attorney General of the United States, Hillary Clinton, and Director of the FBI

7. The US Armed Forces whose “Combat Effectiveness” and strength has been hallowed out over the last 8 years by Obama and inept Congress

8. America’s Health Care System, Socialized by the failed ObamaCare Program, had premiums spiked by 25%, 45%, 53 %, 69%,116% in various states

Kindly click on the below listed link to listen to Pat Condell, one of Europe’s most astute political commentators, he weighed in on the US Presidential race with only 2 weeks to go to the election—every American should listen to Pat Condell’s in depth and magnificent evaluation of the race

http://www.patcondell.net/americas-moment-of-truth/

Respectfully,

Joe

Joseph R. John, USNA ‘62

Capt USN(Ret)/Former FBI

Regional Chairman Veterans 4 Trump, Southern California (Orange County, Imperial County, and San Diego County)

2307 Fenton Parkway, Suite 107-184

San Diego, CA 92108

Then I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?” Then I said, “Here am I. Send me!”
-Isaiah 6:8

Here’s a great spread sheet of all the wikileaks:

https://docs.google.com/ spreadsheets/d/ 1DgwLHAC5mk9Ghblc6O7AXzxX5dNLl Mg0hHUn-D_Ay7I/htmlview

Primary

· Wikileaks Index

· Important HRC Corruption Videos

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

I

J

1

WIKILEAK INDEX

Messages:

SI – Self incrim

CF – Clint Found

OVS – Offensive Voter Statemen

2

CTR

FP – Forgn Pol

DTC – Trump

3

ID#

EMAIL#

SUBJECT

LINK

WIKILEAK DUMP#

MC – media coll

BS – Bernie

OTR – Other

4

BS

Bernie Campaign Sabotage

5

BS1

1193

>Massive Clinton ‘hits’ file on Bernie & http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/10/10/wikileaks-podesta-email-release-reveals-massive-clinton-hits-file-on-sanders.html

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/1193

BS

20

6

BS2

2953

>Nothing more counter-productive than asking for Bernie’s medical records. Is David Brock a plant?

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/2953

MC

122

7

BS3

3023

Donna Brazile, now the current DNC chairwoman & replacement for Debbie Wasserman Shultz (who was forced to resign because of being anti-Bernie/Pro-Clinton), leaked insider Bernie Sander’s campaign information to Hillary’s staff:

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/3023#efmAMFAMSAM-ANBAOIAOhAOiAPV

SI

226

8

BS4

3188

Bernie supporters are bed wetters

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/3188

CTR

4

9

BS5

3609

Shitting on a Bernie super delegate, threaten to cut off funding

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/3609

DTC

7

10

BS6

3990

>Hillary should stop attacking Bernie, especially when she says things that are untrue, which candidly she often does.

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/3990

CF

40

11

BS7

5423

>‘Bitching’ Bernie Voters. Dems planned to fool Sanders supporters at convention. ‘His people will think they’ve won something’ & http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/oct/12/dems-planned-fool-sanders-supporters-convention/ & http://www.infowars.com/wikileaks-clinton-surrogates-wanted-to-fool-bitching-bernie-voters-into-supporting-hillary/

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/5423

OVS

11

12

BS8

5423

Concessions given to Bernie Sanders & his supporters were a false illusion of a victory for Bernie’s “self righteous ideologies”. Clinton Advisor: “Bernie and his people have been bitching about super delegates” “Throw Bernie a bone…[…]….his people will think they’ve “won” something from the Party Establishment. It doesn’t make a difference. We don’t lose”:

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/5423#efmAMyAPDAoKAqBAshAs8AzAA2x

OTR

36

13

BS9

5616

7 months before Hillary earns nomination over Bernie Sanders, Donna Brazile pledges to John Podesta that “as soon as (Hillary’s) nomination is wrapped up. I will be your biggest surrogate” “Look forward to working with you to elect the first woman President of the United States” says Podesta:

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/5616#efmACTADd

FP

11

14

BS10

8248

Clinton staff discusses Hillary only supporting a carbon tax to knock Bernie Sanders out of the primaries: “To be clear: it’s lethal in the general, so I don’t want to support one. But don’t want to give bernie contrast right now.”:

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/8248#efmAAGAHu

15

BS11

10669

“We are going to need his voters to turn out in November for HRC, [Bernie] won’t be nominated.” {dated 2015-07-01; DNC was July 2016} & Strategy to run only positive ads to screw Bernie later

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/10669

16

BS12

11580

11580 Brent Budowsky writes to podesta 2016 February : “In the last 48 hours a) Hillary and her campaign have begun to question Bernie’s integrity and b) older feminists are beginning a civil war against younger women with idiot comments such as younger women support Bernie to get laid. What would be the reaction if Bill Clinton, George Bush or Harry Reid comments such as this? Or that younger women must support Hillary for the sole reason that she is a woman? Team Clinton has no idea the danger they are causing of creating such an intense antipathy towards Hillary that many Bernie supporters and younger women will not vote for her in November. I had coffee today with a female college senior who is an intern with the Obama administration—the daughter of a Democrat who has worked for senior Democrats who asked me to look after her while she is in Washington, who told me “I just hate her so much I might even vote for a Republican but I will never vote for her.” And she doesn’t even support Bernie.”

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/11580#efmAAGAPF

17

BS13

12278

– almost amusing and mouth frothing. “Senator Sanders has been pressed on this vote in every Democratic debate. And the truth is, even Hillary Clinton has cast votes she later said she regretted. So I’d understand if Senator Sanders would just stand up and say, “I got this one wrong. I made a mistake. I’m sorry.”….. And until he changes his position on immunity for gun sellers and gun makers, Senator Sanders is wrong on gun safety. And he’s the wrong candidate for President”

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/12278

18

BS14

15464

John Podesta calls Bernie a doofus.
“Thanks Neera. Can you believe that doofus Bernie attacked it? Ben happy?”

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/15464

19

BS15

15615

THE ENTIRE VP SHORTLIST (notice poor Bernie at the bottom of a very long list, he never had a shot) edit: apparently divided into “food groups” (Podesta’s words) by race and gender lmao. Fucking liberals.

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/15616

20

BS16

21823

Their Books on Bernie Sanders (see attachments) – hundreds of pages

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/21823

21

BS17

21908

Robby Mook calls De Blasio a “terrorist” for saying nice things about Bernie.

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/21908

22

BS18

22224

In this one, the campaign conspires to have a group of women senators privately confront Bernie about running a negative campaign so they can leak the meeting to the press to shape their preferred narrative that Bernie is a sexist who is running a negative campaign.

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/22224

23

BS19

22262

Podesta Calls Bernie Supporters “paranoid internet dwellers”

Podesta wrote:
>This is good stuff for paranoid internet dwellers. Did Bernie ever say a word about this?

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/22262

24

BS20

22405

HRC campaign making fun of Bernie

>That’s because the billionaaaaaahhhs own the media

https://www.wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/22405

25

BS21

23508

Neera Tanden: “he’s really hung up on Obama not caring about black people”

-speaking to Podesta about Ben Jealous potentially endorsing Sanders – which he eventually did.

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/23508

26

BS22

23991

EMAILD Judd Legum to John Podesta

“Not sure how it’s playing out on your end but having been seeing a lot of negative stuff online about the single payer hit on Bernie. See it being fit into the she’s dishonest/will say anything to win frame. So I just wanted you to make sure you were cognizant of that.”

John Podesta responds about Bernie’s healthcare proposal.

“Thx. His actual proposal sucks, but we live in a leftie alternative universe”

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/23991

27

BS23

25203

HRC CAMPAIGN MAJOR PLAYERS SAYING SOMETHING WILL BE “VERY ROUGH”

John Podesta wrote:

Thx Donna. Time to buckle up.

From: *Donna Brazile*
Date: Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Subject: Good luck tonight.
To: John Podesta

Shake things up.
It’s going to be rough. Very rough.

NON-WIKILEAKS ANALYSIS
That was a caucus day where Hillary only won by .5% against Bernie. So the delegates ended up being pretty much split down the middle.

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/25203

28

BS24

25301

Seems like someone here made the mistake of defecting to the Bernie camp.

Subject: Re: Faiz advising Bernie

Podesta: Yes. Gave him a very hard time. I have to say this does not go down easy with me. Wish him well in life.

Tanden: He’s a fucker.

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/25301

29

BS25

25301

EMAILID 25301 Neera Tanden (star of Podesta part 14 (https://www.reddit.com/r/The_Donald/comments/58ppna/podesta_emails_part_14_wikileaks_emailid_23605/ ) with her “Fuck those assholes” ( https://www.reddit.com/r/The_Donald/comments/58ppna/podesta_emails_part_14_wikileaks_emailid_23605/) comments said about the New York Times) writes about information she gained from Judd Legum

“Faiz advising Bernie. I think it’s just kind of informal for now but he’s like writing speeches and stuff or at least speech language.”

Neera adds directly addressing Podesta about Faiz’s conduct:

“you know about this? Jesus Makes sense since all these freaks after Hillary are like his spawn.”

Podesta responds to this betrayal (someone daring to give advice to Bernie Sanders): “Yes. Gave him a very hard time. I have to say this does not go down easy with me. Wish him well in life.”

Finally Neera just responds about Faiz :
“He’s a fucker”

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/25301

30

CF

Clinton Foundation

31

CF1

1127

Clinton Foundation tied to uranium deal

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/1127

32

CF2

1518

>Clinton Camp worried as Chelsea hosts “fundraiser” aka Cash payment for Radical Islamic Group that wants to end Israel & https://twitter.com/trump2016fan/status/786762646863224837

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/1518

33

CF3

2301

Bill Clinton is damaging for Hillary:

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/2301

34

CF4

2425

Connects him to Magnetar Capital of which, Ross Laser is a founder. It’s a hedge fund organization that might have contributed to the 2007-2010 housing market crash. Apparently, Ross is a donor but don’t know if there’s anything else there

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/2425

35

CF5

2485

Donor amounts including Soros

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/2485

36

CF6

3774

Intelligence Reports Show SA and Qatar provide ISIL Support

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/3774

37

CF7

4492

Clinton Foundation has no internal audits

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/4492

38

CF8

6009

Clinton foundation Exceeded its original authorization from the I.R.S

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/6009

39

CF9

6296

Connects him to Magnetar Capital of which, Ross Laser is a founder. It’s a hedge fund organization that might have contributed to the 2007-2010 housing market crash. Apparently, Ross is a donor but don’t know if there’s anything else there

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/6296

40

CF10

6775

Unless Sheikh Mo has sent us a $6 million check, this sounds crazy to do.

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/6775#efmACoADwAIqAJzAOXASM

41

CF11

6866

Indian business man donating who owns hospitals in India, pay to play?

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/6866

42

CF12

6900

(older leak) Warning about visuals on Hati CF Donations and Mining contracts conflict of interest

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/6900

43

CF13

7250

CGI meeting with attachments

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/7250

44

CF14

7414

Foundation needs to be low key in 2016

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/7414

45

CF15

8160

Juicy Juicy foundation review(falsely labeled audit) of 2012 calls for ending conflicts of interest of staff look at attachement

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/8160

46

CF16

8396

>Bill Clinton receives a million dollar birthday check from Qatar & https://twitter.com/AmyMek/status/786774862371184640

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/8396

47

CF17

8396

$1million dollars from qatar to WJC for 5minute meeting. Also talk about rwanda attracting mining investors through the Clinton Global Initiative.

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/8396

48

CF18

9088

Clinton Foundation”to me audit sounds bad, as if we started this with bad intentions”

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/9088

49

CF19

9200

Communication with WJC (Bill)

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/9200

50

CF20

9388

MORE PAY TO PLAY

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/9388#efmAWoAaB

51

CF21

9422

Saudi Donations

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/9442#efmAUJAXqAv0A1HBHPBJwBQTBUg

52

CF22

9570

c3 / c4 money involves Soros.

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/9570

53

CF23

10227

Foundation donor stuff (handling donors 500,000 or greater)

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/10227

54

CF24

11480

Discussing Bill Clinton attending a summit in Panama. Concerns that he will be seen by the press

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/11480

55

CF25

12112

In attachments there are names and salaries of CF and other Clinton entities workers

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/12112

56

CF26

12251

CF/CHAI Investment fund and advisory board. “It would be hard to imagine a worse idea than ira magaziner running an > investment fund of any kind not to mention one under this scenario > > Good luck with this”

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/12251

57

CF27

12401

EMAILID 12401 This seems big. Chelsea Clinton provides a list of concerns to the staff including John Podesta. Apparently several cases of surveillance and spying was going on between the employees. All of the names of persons will need to be identified and followed up on. There is a lot of information in just this one email: “Ilya physically saw/caught Justin a couple of days ago reading his bberry and loading the same spyware onto his computer that he loaded onto Bari’s computer” “- my father was told today of explicit examples at CGI of Doug/ Teneo pushing for – and receiving – free memberships – and of multiple examples of Teneo ‘hustling’ business at CGI – and of people now having quit at CGI” “- Ilya believes Hannah and Justin have taken significant sums of money from my parents personally – some in expenses – cars, etc. – and others directly”

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/12401#efmAXHAZp

58

CF28

12401

Problems at Clinton Foundation in 2011:

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/12401

59

CF29

12401

EMAILID 12401 This seems big. Chelsea Clinton provides a list of concerns to the staff including John Podesta. Apparently several cases of surveillance and spying was going on between the employees. All of the names of persons will need to be identified and followed up on. There is a lot of information in just this one email: “Ilya physically saw/caught Justin a couple of days ago reading his bberry and loading the same spyware onto his computer that he loaded onto Bari’s computer” “- my father was told today of explicit examples at CGI of Doug/ Teneo pushing for – and receiving – free memberships – and of multiple examples of Teneo ‘hustling’ business at CGI – and of people now having quit at CGI” “- Ilya believes Hannah and Justin have taken significant sums of money from my parents personally – some in expenses – cars, etc. – and others directly”

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/12401#efmAXHAZp

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CF30

12401

Some guy named “Justin” (Justin Cooper. He was the only Clinton IT guy who didn’t take the fifth in front of congress. Sonetear(Combetta) was there and fiffed, BPags skipped the hearing. ) is a mole in the Clinton Foundation who has been reading everyone’s emails and loading spyware on their computers

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/12401

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12401

EMAILID 12401: Chelsea addressing the team about concerns re: Clinton Foundation

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/12401

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12830

CF not spending money on what they said they use it for…
>I’m sensitive to that (which is why I’m asking) but those CHAI Stats are on nearly every public listing of CF accomplishment. I’m want to make people think twice about calls for dropping grants to CF or return the money and the HIV/AIDS work hits home in a way that other stats don’t. Plus it’s international work. I’m concerned about saying we used money to fund healthy schools (because we didn’t use the funding for that).

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/12830

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CF33

15400

Chelsea Clinton says Doug Band and Justin Cooper support Bill “in his political work and not at all on his foundation work.” Even though Band was on the board of directors of the Clinton Foundation.

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/15400

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CF34

15416

Talking about calling Gowdy to get “a sense of where we are”??

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/15416

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21670

From:JPalmieri@americanprogress.org To: john.podesta@gmail.com Date: 2008-07-31 18:24 Subject: FW: The person I most want to spend time with

seriously? this is the worst subject line ever in an email from Bill Clinton.

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/21670

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CF36

21888

Clinton Foundation: Swedish money islands, Pension fiasco details

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/21888

67

CF37

21978

From: Doug Band “Also I signed a conflict of interest policy as a board member of cgi On it, I wrote that my wife designs bags for cgi, and loses money doing so plus donating her time And that teneo represents 4 cgi sponsors, 3 of which teneo brought to cgi . Oddly, wjc does not have to sign such a document even though he is personally paid by 3 cgi sponsors, gets many expensive gifts from them, some that are at home etc I could add 500 different examples of things like this and while I removed lasry bc they are all on the offense, I get the sense that they are trying to put some sort of wrong doing on me after the audit as a crutch to change things and if I don’t mention things like lasry where they all have issues, I may regret it”

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/21978

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CF38

21978

Doug Band, who was Clinton’s body man while he was in the WH and the guy who practically invented the Clinton Foundation, says this about Bill, who apparently did not have to sign a conflict of interest policy document like the rest of the Clinton Foundation board:

“he is personally paid by 3 cgi sponsors, gets many expensive gifts from them, some that are at home, etc.”

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/21978

69

CF39

22030

HRC pay to play with King of Morocco & making a “mess” of foreign policy

From:huma@hrcoffice.com To: robbymook2015@gmail.com, john.podesta@gmail.com

Just to give you some context, the condition upon which the Moroccans agreed to host the meeting was her participation. If hrc was not part if it, meeting was a non-starter.
CGI also wasn’t pushing for a meeting in Morocco and it wasn’t their first choice.
This was HRC’s idea, our office approached the Moroccans and they 100 percent believe they are doing this at her request. The King has personally committed approx $12 million both for the endowment and to support the meeting.
It will break a lot of china to back out now when we had so many opportunities to do it in the past few months.
She created this mess and she knows it.

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/22030#efmABAADKADLADiAEeAExAFbAH_AJwAKXAOWAO2

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CF40

23539

Jennifer Palmieri writes about how Bill Clinton should refuse to answer the press on a few subjects

We recommend not engaging on specific questions related to 1) donors; 2) implementation of the MOU; or 3) HRC’s knowledge of donors to the Foundation. These are rabbit holes. Press want us to go deeper into these subjects to try to get us to introduce more facts which will lead to more questions and give the story more life.

It is very clear that Clinton staffers do not want the press or the voters to gain access to “more facts”

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/23539#efmAQJAVU

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CF41

24440

CLINTON FOUNDATION SCHEMED WITH BIG PHARMA TO KEEP THE PRICE OF AIDS DRUGS HIGH IN AMERICA (https://archive.fo/G1q8s) (TLDR. http://imgur.com/a/Dcdmx)

When the Clintons are questioned about the obvious sketchiness of their foundation, they routinely cite AIDS work. But the AIDS work is carried out by CHAI (“Clinton Health Access Initiative”), a separate organization.

In one angry fax (https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/13278), Ira Magaziner, the head of CHAI, says the Clinton Foundation would have 40% overhead if they left out CHAI from the statistics (see pg.10 of attachment). The Clintons conflate these two organizations and they know it. Here (https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/10977)is an email from Podesta where he admits he, “mixed CHAI and CF together” on a television appearance defending the foundation. Tina Flournoy, an aide to Bill Clinton, worried (https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/12410) that the foundation was constantly “using CHAI stats.” Craig Minassian, an employee of the Clinton Foundation, dismissed (https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/12410) those concerns by noting “the HIV/AIDS work hits home in a way that other stats don’t.”

But now, with this new email ( https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/24440 ), reveals the true nature of CHAI’s work. CHAI contracted with Big Pharma companies for AIDS drugs to be distributed in developing countries. This contract specified that AIDS drugs would be provided for a significant discount to CHAI. Getting the drugs at a large discount acts like a direct donation to CHAI. The Clintons reap all of the PR benefits which they use to defend themselves. Otherwise the Clintons would have no defense when the issue of the Clinton Foundation corruption is raised.

But why is this arrangement beneficial for Big Pharma? They could easily distribute drugs to the developing world themselves. Many pharma companies already have programs where they tightly monitor and control the distribution of drugs (REMS) (http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cder/rems/) and programs that allow them to distribute to the less fortunate (Pfizer Rx Assistance Programs) (http://www.pfizer.com/health/financial_assistance_programs/patient_assistance_programs). Why then, do they need to go through the Clintons?

Corrupt Bargain

The answer, laid out for the first time in this email, is that the Pharma companies relied on the Clintons to resist efforts to lower the costs of AIDS drugs in the United States, the world’s most lucrative drug market. They enable CHAI to do and claim credit for running a massive AIDS drug program, in exchange they expect high drug prices in the United States.

• The Clintons get the positive press for running a large drug program with CHAI from the cheap drugs from the companies.
• The Pharma companies get a political machine to preserve their ability to fleece the American consumer.
• Since the insurance companies mostly pay for these drugs, the American consumer barely notices.
• And everyone else, even those without AIDS, just pay higher insurance premiums to offset this expense. The costs are distributed throughout the population via the insurance industry.

Smoking Gun Email
The email is a reaction to “comments President Clinton made on lowering domestic AIDS drugs prices at the World AIDS day event” that must have set off a firestorm within Clinton world. Ira notes that CHAI was “taken by surprise” and “wish[ed] that someone had consulted with us before he made these comments.” He explains:

“we think that publicly pressuring the US and European AIDS drug companies to lower prices and bringing pressure to allow generic AIDS drugs into the United States will have limited if any success and could seriously jeopardize our negotiations to continually lower prices in poor countries. …

We have always told the drug companies that we would not pressure them and create a slippery slope where prices they negotiate with us for poor countries would inevitably lead to similar prices in rich countries. If we were going to change our view on this, we should have informed the companies before President Clinton went public with his statement and attempted to negotiate a way for them to participate in and get credit for whatever steps we could have persuaded them to take to help the crisis in the states.

Since President Clinton’s comments were made, we have been contacted by a number of advocacy groups who are now intending to wage a public campaign to bring in generics and lower drug prices. We do not feel we can participate in this without jeopardizing our work around the world. We cannot oppose what they might do, but we also cannot be publicly supporting it either.This campaign will not get started until January, so we have some time to figure out and act upon our own strategy.”

Having laid out the damage, Ira turns to mitigation strategies:
“If we do try to do something in this area, we suggest that we approach the innovator companies that can currently sell products in the US with the idea of making donations to help clear the ADAP lists. For a variety of reasons, the companies will likely favor a donation approach rather than one that erodes prices across the board. …”

What reason(s) could there possibly be beyond simple profit maximization?
“… I would guess that they would also likely favor a solution that involved their drugs rather than an approach that allowed generic drugs from India to flood the US market at low prices or one that set a precedent of waiving patent laws on drugs. … We can go to war with the US drug companies if President Clinton would like to do so, but we would not suggest it.”
https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/24440#efmAZwAcGAePAgkAizAj9

Summary
CHAI freely admits there is an implicit agreement with the drug companies not to pressure them to lower domestic prices. Bill Clinton made comments that added pressure. CHAI receives a great amount of positive publicity for their AIDS work abroad, and the comments jeopardize that program. Here, CHAI admits it is in their interests for US AIDS drug prices to remain high, so that they can continue getting credit for keeping them low abroad.

But CHAI is not content with simply fleecing American AIDS sufferers. Since CHAI doesn’t want pressure on Pharma companies to linger, they propose to torpedo other AIDS advocacy groups by creating a smaller, watered-down domestic program with the Pharma companies before those other advocacy groups begin their assault in January.

The Clintons are only out for themselves. In comments on World AIDS day in the subsequent years of 2012 (http://archive.is/mg2cp) and 2013 (http://archive.is/RRBBz), Bill says nothing whatsoever about domestic drug prices. If AIDS advocacy groups cannot trust the Clintons not to stab them in the back, how can the American people?

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/24440

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CF42

25201

EMAILD A Clinton Global Initiative(CGI) executive asks a meeting from Podesta. Apparently he has to justify why he wants the meeting in a long email. He wants to discuss the future of CGI:

“it is imperative that we formulate an answer to the question whether CGI can and will exist beyond 2016 if Secretary Clinton becomes the next President.”

Apparently he is concerned that the end of CGI may be in sight. Maybe it will not be needed any more as a campaign asset? Or the conflict of interests will be too big to ignore?

“1) In its current form, CGI’s existence depends on President Clinton’s active and visible participation as the convener. 2) The economic viability of CGI depends on its ability to attract members and sponsors to support the enterprise.”

Bill Clinton must keep working on CGI to remain viable.

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/25201#efmAPbAR3

73

CF43

25737

CLINTON FOUNDATION DR WAS HEAD OF EBOLA EFFORTS IN LIBERIA. CF STOOD TO MAKE A LOT OF MONEY BEING THE MIDDLE MAN, JUST LIKE THEY DID IN HAITI

From: “Walter T. Gwenigale”
Subject: Re: ebola plan
Date: September 13, 2014 at 5:45:14 AM EDT
To: “James Tomarken”

“Thanks, Jim, for getting to me yourself. If implemented, your proposal will be a great help to us. Dr. Moses Massaquoi, the head of the Clinton Foundation in the Ministry of Health & Social Welfare here in Liberia, is actively involved with the management of the Ebola incidence and heads the “case management (treatment)”team. I will pass your suggestions to him and Hon. Tolbert Nyenswah, the Chair of the “Ebola Incidence Management System” and get back to you very soon.
Walter”

TOTAL PLEDGED AND ACTUAL DONATIONS TO THE EBOLA EFFORTS
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/ebola/11179135/What-countries-have-pledged-to-fight-Ebola…-and-how-much-theyve-paid-into-the-fund.html

‘$18.8 million (£11.7 million) from Britain and more than $200 million (£124.5 million) from the US.”
GOOD CHARTS IN THIS ARTICLE

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/25737

74

CF44

25770

lawyers talking about not getting their money for their Clinton Foundation Haiti job.

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/25770

75

CF45

25770

Clinton Foundation not paying for the services they received for more than a year. This is related to the “looting of Haiti” case where the “Friends of Bill” list was created in the State Department. Chelsea complains:

“My friend Eric was the partner who led the work McKinsey did pro bono + expenses for the CF/ CBHF and the IHRC in Haiti for more than a year and their expenses have not yet been paid.”

Eric, the friend wants to get paid but doesn’t dare to tell his bosses because the info might leak out and it would be embarrassing if the press found out about this.

“I think he’s a bit at wits end and also doesn’t want to run it up the flag pole at McKinsey to attract any undesired attention.”

Meme version ( https://i.sli.mg/hgJyj5.png)

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/25770#efmADXAFGAHrAJq

76

CF46

26101

Concerns that Hillary will be the presedent and that she will be “most unfriendly to Israel…. worse than Obama.”

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/26101

77

CF47

26121

HRC AND WJC TOLD TO DECLINE FOREIGN DONATIONS ASAP BY THEIR OWN CAMPAIGN!

“John, some free advice, good advice. Clinton Foundation should cut off foreign donations ASAP. Inevitably will happen anyway, they should get it off the table now. Not only because of the intrinsic issue, but it would be good for the Clintons to get in the habit of cutting off downside risks of any kind. You do not need me to tell you, before this campaign is done, it will not be pretty. I will not publicly call for this, but this is my advice to you and them……Brent”

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/26121

78

CF48

—-

Clinton Foundation Accepts tens of millions of dollars from SA and Qatar

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/21/us/politics/hillary-clinton-presidential-campaign-charity.html

79

CTR

Correct the Record

80

CTR1

7005

David Brock resignation but now runs Correct The Record

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/7005

81

CTR2

16024

EMAILID 16024 re47 and cbaker agree to put the former Governor of Michigan, Jennifer Granholm on the CTR paylist as an official CTR shill. This seems necessary because they want to start paying out money to her immediately. After a while they will move her to another “vehicle” (slush fund?), to draw salary from somewhere else. CTR is Correct The Record, a super PAC, most known for massive shill campaigns, using paid posters on social media like Reddit and Facebook, funded by millions of dollars. I explored with Marc what the limitations would be on HFA’s use of Governor Granholm if she were paid by Correct the Record. As a threshold matter we could not call her a spokesman for the campaign or schedule her directly. We would be able to refer groups or media to her if they are looking for a non-campaign, third part surrogate, the same way we might refer them to the DNC Chair or Stephanie Schriock. For example this weekend she spoke at the Ohio State Party dinner. If she were at Correct the Record we could at least make sure her speaking and media opportunities met our needs/requests. Finally, as a person paid by CTR she could not solicit donations for the campaign. She could be at CTR for a period and move to some other vehicle (New York – or Michigan- state party, DNC, HFA) at any point (i.e. there is no waiting period).

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/16024

82

CTR3

16024

I explored with Marc what the limitations would be on HFA’s use of Governor Granholm if she were paid by Correct the Record. As a threshold matter we could not call her a spokesman for the campaign or schedule her directly. We would be able to refer groups or media to her if they are looking for a non-campaign, third part surrogate, the same way we might refer them to the DNC Chair or Stephanie Schriock. For example this weekend she spoke at the Ohio State Party dinner. If she were at Correct the Record we could at least make sure her speaking and media opportunities met our needs/requests. Finally, as a person paid by CTR she could not solicit donations for the campaign. She could be at CTR for a period and move to some other vehicle (New York – or Michigan- state party, DNC, HFA) at any point (i.e. there is no waiting period).

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/16024

83

CTR4

20102

CTR talking points for January 2015. CTR is Correct the Record, a super PAC mostly known for hiring paid posters, shills to post pro-Hillary content on Reddit and Facebook. The goal of such an operation is to create an illusion of organic support for Hillary. This roundup will be possibly useful in the future to identify senior CTR accounts by comparing what they posted to the contents of this email, since most CTR employees only started posting much closer to the election than January 2015.

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/20102

84

DTC

Donald Trump Campaign

85

DTC1

3599

Clinton strategist: We need to “produce an unaware and compliant citizenry” to defeat Trump:

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/3599#efmARKATm

86

DTC2

4518

Hillary campaign desperate to generate fake “USA!” chants, calls Trump supporters “angry white guys”:

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/4518

87

DTC3

4664

Clinton campaign and the New York Times coordinating attack strategy against Trump:

https://www.wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/4664

88

DTC4

5774

Call to undermine Trump by accusing him of big brother plans.

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/5774

89

DTC5

7273

“…Trump is change of historic size…”

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/7273

90

DTC6

21792

David Brock (founded Correct the Record) ups the budget when The Donald is the apparent nominee

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/21792

91

DTC7

21792

Brock now thinks Hillary will likely face The Donald , and that he could give her a tough challenge. He’s leaning on his super PAC, American Bridge, to step up delivery of a Trump oppo research book, contemplating strategic and tactical changes to Bridge’s program, and upping the group’s budget, the source said. Bridge’s union allies are telling Brock that Trump could attract significant support from rank-and-file union members in key states.

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/21792

92

DTC8

25449

“He’s [Trump] winning state after state in the primaries and his campaign doesn’t show any signs of slowing. He’s even funding his own campaign, so there’s no fear of running out of resources and losing steam.”

“Trump’s widespread, unwavering support among GOP voters is nothing short of terrifying.”

That’s because this train has no brakes!

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/25449#efmAh5AlD

93

FP

Foreign Policy

94

FP1

927

Considering Hillary has been in Putin’s “inner sanctum” and approved of 20% of our uranium to end up in his governmental pockets, it shows her cozy relationship between them. HYPOCRITE!

Page 61 of attachment:

“Hillary Clinton Said One Time She Visited Putin And Bonded With Him Over Protecting The Habitat Of Tigers. “One time, I was visiting with him in his dacha outside of Moscow, and he was going on and on, you know, just listing all of the problems that he thinks are caused by the United States. And I said, ‘Well, you know, Mr.’—at that time, he was still prime minister. I said, ‘You know, Mr. Prime Minister, we actually have some things in common. We both want to protect wildlife, and I know how committed you are to protecting the tiger.’ I mean, all of a sudden, he sat up straight and his eyes got big and he goes, ‘You care about the tiger? I said, ‘I care about the tiger, I care about the elephant, I care about the rhinoceros, I care about the whale. I mean, yeah, I think we have a duty. You know, it’s an obligation that we as human beings have to protect God’s creation.’ He goes, ‘Come with me.’ So we go down the stairs, we go down this long hall, we go into this private inner sanctum. All of his, you know, very beefy security guys are there, they all jump up at attention, you know, they punch a code, he goes through a heavily-armed door. And then we’re in an inner, inner sanctum with, you know, just this long, wooden table, and then further back, there’s a desk and the biggest map of Russia I ever saw. And he starts talking to me about, you know, the habitat of the tigers and the habitat of the seals and the whales. And it was quite something.” [Jewish United Fund Of Metropolitan Chicago Vanguard Luncheon, 10/28/13]

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/927

95

FP2

927

>Hillary Clinton Dreams of ‘Open Trade and Open Borders’ & http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2016/10/devastating-wikileaks-document-drop-hillary-clinton-dreams-open-trade-open-borders/

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/927#efmFhxFke

96

FP3

1488

Drone chemical warfare

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/1488

97

FP4

2016

Iran treaty discussion; Hillary wants sanctions and military threats

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/2016

98

FP5

2034

In depth email dictating to Hillary what her stance on Israel should be

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/2034

99

FP6

2038

>Hillary’s own advisor blamed Hillary for Benghazi & https://twitter.com/AmyMek/status/785568915254575104

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/2038

100

FP7

2557

Discussions about reforming laws regarding guantanamo bay (GTMO) and torture with reference from the “National Security Team”

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/2257

101

FP8

3774

Saudi Arabia & Qatar funding ISIS proof

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/3774#efmBA5BDe

102

FP9

6330

Trade deal explanation only for sophisticated audiences

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/6330

103

FP10

7452

Foreign donor endowement?

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/7452

104

FP11

9954

Today’s Cost of War Receipt to the American People Iraq war invoice pretty much

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/9954

105

FP12

18646

Muslim to Podesta: Trump Is Right “it really has little effect in the ISIL propaganda war if we’re hesitating to say “radical Islam”, they are already calling themselves the Islamic State after all”

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/18646

106

FP13

26101

HRC IS SEEN AS EXTREMEMLY UNFRIENDLY TO ISRAEL

From:meganrouse@gmail.com
To: john.podesta@gmail.com
Date: 2015-05-11 21:21
Subject: Israel

“I’ve heard a concern from some folks who care deeply about Israel that Hillary will be the president “most unfriendly to Israel in our history, worse than Obama.” Thoughts on how I might respond in conversation? Thanks”

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/26101

107

FP14

26661

Ron Klain acknowledges that Hillary is very vulnerable on ISIS and terrorism :

“That is, it is just a matter of time before the Republicans (certainly) and the media (likely) begin to try to use San Bernandino as a sign that things were broken while she was Sec State and that she did not do enough to fix them. And I don’t know if saying, “Hey, this really wasn’t a problem until after I left State” is going to cut it. That is, someone (a Democratic opponent now, a moderator, or a Republican opponent later) takes her line – “the first job of any President is to keep the American people safe” – and says, “Well, it’s also the first job of a Secretary of State too – and what did you do about it while you were Sec State?”

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/26661

108

MC

Media Collusion

109

MC1

844

Media collusion with Podesta getting drafts of NYT articles before they’re published

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/844

110

MC2

910

Vice news does what Soros tells them

https://www.wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/910

111

MC3

1106

More pre-published NYT articles being passed along for review
(a Rothschild is not exactly our best voice on income inequality)

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/1106

112

MC4

1216

More media collusion with Podesta being aware of media preparations before they break

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/1216

113

MC5

2105

GOP debate moderator had lunch with Hillary’s campaign chief 3 weeks before the debate. see 4303

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/2105

114

MC6

2301

Bill Clinton’s sex life liability

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/2301

115

MC7

2591

CNBC/NYT Journalist John Harwood (was a Republican Primary debate moderator) reached out to John Podesta on numerous occasions, writing “congrats”, “she looked so much comfortable today” and more:

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/2591

116

MC8

3023

>DNC Chief Donna Brazile Conspired with Hillary to Defeat Bernie; Media Assisted Hillary & >https://twitter.com/wikileaks/status/785575401275944960/photo/1 & >https://twitter.com/wikileaks/status/785573145700892673/photo/1

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/3023#efmAKjALL

117

MC9

3209

>The List of Reporters Were Taking Marching Orders from Hillary & (meta data) – https://www.fbcoverup.com/docs/library/2015-03-08-John-Podesta-Subject-Re-Press-and-Surrogate-Plan-Email-From-pir-at-hrcoffice-com-Cc-John-Podesta-EmailID-3209-WikiLeaks-Mar-08-2015.pdf & (meta data/better format) – https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/3125944-Press-Surrogate-Plan-030815.html & >https://theintercept.com/2016/10/09/exclusive-new-email-leak-reveals-clinton-campaigns-cozy-press-relationship/ & >http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2016/10/wikileaks-outs-corrupt-media-list-reporters-taking-marching-orders-hillary/

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/3209 (meta data)

118

MC10

3782

>Hillary Campaign thanking Univision’s owner Haim Saban for its moderators handling of Hillary against Sanders.

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/3782

119

MC11

3990

Hillary is a liability; becomes parasitic to Bernie’s cause

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/3990

120

MC12

4180

Boston Globe colludes with Clinton campaign to give Hillary a “big presence”:

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/4180#efmAJhALE

121

MC13

4213

>NYT Gave Hillary Veto Power On Quotes… & >http://www.lifezette.com/polizette/new-york-times-gave-hillary-veto/

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/4213

122

MC14

4271

Scripted MSNBC interview

https://www.wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/4274

123

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>CNBC John Harwood Abused GOP Candidates at Debate – Then Trashed Them in Email to Hillary Camp & GOP debate moderator privately emailing Podesta post-debate & >http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2016/10/video-cnbc-crank-john-harwood-abused-gop-candidates-debate-trashed-email-hillary-camp/

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/4303

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Vice news looking to help Podesta “In any way they can”

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/4316

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HRC being lobbied to not follow fbi request for encryption

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/4381

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4543 John Podesta hosts a dinner with reporters: I’m “Cooking for 30 of your reporter friends”

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/4543#efmAAGABu

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>CNN refers to Hillary as ‘Madre’ >https://twitter.com/hrtablaze/status/785983773124857856

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/4818

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Head of Yahoo news planning pro-Hillary pieces with Podesta

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/4836

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Media Collusion with NBC

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/5142

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>BRAZILE BUSTED: DNC Chief Shared CNN Town Hall Questions… & >http://dailycaller.com/2016/10/11/revealed-donna-brazile-shared-cnn-town-hall-questions-with-clinton-camp/

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/5205

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Ad for Hillary Clinton secretly pitched by ‘right-leaning’ Heat Street ‘journalist’ Louise Mensch:

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/5740#efmAMvAUe

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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio asking Clinton staff for approval/input about what he will say when asked about Hillary Clinton by interviewer:

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/5817#efmANjAcC

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Clinton Staff hosts private “off-the-record cocktail party” with 38 “influential” reporters, journalists, editors, and anchors (from 16 different mainstream media outlets including CNN, NBC, CBS, NYT, MSNBC, & more) with the stated goal of “framing the race”. (see attachment)

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/5953

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5988 Huffington Post contributor Frank Islam writes to John Podesta in email titled “My blogs in the Huffington Post”, says “I am committed to make sure she is elected the next president.” “Please let me know if I can be of any service to you”

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/5988#efmADmAE6AF-AG1

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Brent Budowsky (writer for The Hill and Huffington Post) warns John Podesta about possible Hillary attacks and that not talking to the press is killing her support: “I’m not going to raise this publicly, but..”

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/6453#efmARBAUVAVJAXBAfNAhWAkaAl4

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>Polls are untrustworthy, middle class will go from Dem to Trump, the rich hate Trump according to democrat advisor

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/7273

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7524 Clinton staff “Placing a story” with Politico / New York Times: “place a story with a friendly journalist” “we have a very good relationship with Maggie Haberman of Politico” “we should shape likely leaks in the best light for HRC”

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/7524#efmA14A2IA3AA36A9fA-kA-6BAICwpCx4

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MORE MEDIA COLLUSION: Progressive media & Clinton foundation

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/7570

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>Hillary staffers leaking reports to the NY Post to get them published

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/7699

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CNBC panelist colluding with John Podesta on what to ask Trump when he calls in for an interview:

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/7710#efmAakAd6AjgAlR

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Brent Budowsky (writer for The Hill and Huffington Post) acting as an advisor again: Warns Podesta: “Almost every message being projected outward from her campaign is negative, and a candidate with high distrust ratings should not be doing this. My phone has been ringing and my email box is full with democrats who like me who support her, but like me, are appalled and losing confidence” “This campaign is in very, very big trouble”

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/7742#efmAAGAE0AlqAnx

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The Hill media collusion with HRC

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/7899

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>CNN suspends reporters for having private political views, also talks about using the “liberal media” as an entity

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/7966

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>Debate prep book 1

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/8009

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>Debate prep book 2

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails//fileid/8009/2407

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Just Clinton staff conspiring to fake Wallstreet speeches

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/8086

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Ben Sherwood is a writer, a journalist, and a producer who currently serves as the Co-Chairman of Disney Media Networks, and the President of Disney-ABC Television Group. Sherwood is the former President of ABC News

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/8359

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It seems that they get to control the release times of Associated Press articles relevant possible to when Hillary was declared the frontrunner by AP just before the california primary after anonymous calls of the AP to superdelegates.

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/8460

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>FOX News Mole Leaked Town Hall Question to Clinton Campaign. & >http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2016/10/wikileaks-fox-news-mole-leaked-town-hall-question-clinton-campaign/ & >http://vesselnews.io/wikileaks-fox-news-mole-leaked-late-term-abortion-debate-question-hillary-campaign/

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/8678

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Clinton staff colluding with New York Times and Wall Street Journal to paint Hillary’s economic policies in a “progressive” light:

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/9007#efmAcTAdS

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DipJar CEO confirmed for hillshill

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/9193

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Collusion with Washington Post

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/9268

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Numbers from Iowa are terrible

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/9302

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The Daily Show = source of news

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/9318

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More media collusion Campaign aware of a NYT article before its release

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/9416

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The story is moving more and more toward terrorism and it seems like by riffing on guns just now she looked a little behind the curve.

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/9507

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>WASH POST burea chief protected Podesta… & >http://dailycaller.com/2016/10/11/washington-post-reporter-spiked-info-about-podesta-conflict-of-interest/

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/9530

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Univision’s Haim Saban colluding with HRC campaign

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/9547

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More media Collusion

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/9578

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HRC campaign collusion with NYT report Mark Leibovich

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/9586

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MORE MEDIA COLLUSION

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/9714

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I didnt expect to be fucked by NYT – John Podesta to NYT

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/9865

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BIG MEDIA COLLUSION

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/9922

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Dreamwrks Media Collusion >Let’s talk after Meet the Press tmrw. Want to discuss Potus and Biden.

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/9992

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Jeffrey Katzenberg and Andy Spahn meeting with John podesta (Andy spahn being a huge democratic backer) >Andy Spahn (http://gonringspahn.com/andy_spahn.php) has been profiled in the Wall Street Journal, is recognized as one of the top Democratic fundraisers in the country, was named one of the “Biggest Political Players” by The Hollywood Reporter and one of POLITICO’s “50 People to Watch.” He frequently serves as a trusted source of information to the national press corps on politics and philanthropy

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/10021

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John Hardwood CNBC’s/NYT journalist again shown kissing the ass of Podesta & DNC

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/10119

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implicated

https://www.wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/10119#searchresult

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Collusion with the DNC and Univsion & Telemundo & Spanish radio

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/10160

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HRC and stagg got the questions and answers in advance of this forum with Bernie, Martin O’Malley & HRC http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2016/2016/01/12/brown-and-black-forum-mixes-blunt-questions-lighter-fare/78668732/

https://www.wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/10288

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Progressive Media Outreach & Strategy Plan – Echo Chamber

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/10547

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Forcing Progressive Agenda at every level of Govt for Years to Come

https://wikileaks.com/podesta-emails/emailid/10951

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From Liz bartolomeo “Neera — David Herszenhorn’s story in the Times is now online; Everyone in this email chain has an @americanprogress.org and some are
affiliated with news networks like Lindsay Hamilton being one of the
recipients, she works for TSN http://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/02/06/us/politics/hillary-clinton-lobbied-on-health-care-as-secretary-of-state-emails-show.htm

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/11104

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Scheduling Call w/ Jeffrey Katzenberg

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/11106

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Hillary Campaign in bed with NYT, Mika (Joe’s gf), make fun of Cruz’s Canadian birther issue to distract the public from HRC email disaster.

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/11150

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Clinton campaign tells “AP, Politico, WSJ, WaPo, etc…” exactly what to say and when to say it, from her medical records to speech income. Even dictates exact headlines.

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/11277

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HRC “excellent health” statement being leaked to ‘press’

https://www.wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/11277

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EVERY SINGLE MSM OUTLET HAS SHILLS LISTED HERE &
https://twitter.com/PrisonPlanet/status/787650648535887872

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/11409

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placing “transparency” story with politico journalist Maggie Haberman

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/11699

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more co-coordinating with NYT and WSJ.

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/11760#efmB52B7o

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List of media personalities who went to the “off the record” private party in the personal home of John Podesta. Includes many corrupt, in the tank-for-Hillary journalists like John Heillman, Mark Halperin, Maggie Haberman (colluding in other emails with the Hillary campaign) and many others. Largest amount of invitees who said yes to the private party are from the NYT, Bloomberg, MSNBC, CNN . Seems to nicely reflect the level of corruption and pro-Hillary bias. This is April 2015 so they were influencing and corrupting journalists for a long time and their investment clearly paid off.

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/12063

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EMAIL 12110 From: Glenn Thrush, Chief Political Correspondent & Senior Staff Writer at POLITICO to John Podesta “I need u It’s an Obama WH story you are in the thing… in a good way but could really use your insights sorry to be a pain in the ass ” The only Obama related article by Glenn Thrush around this time is this one: http://archive.is/gMigP – archived so the evidence can’t get as easily deleted as Crooked Hillary Clinton’s 33 000 emails.

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/12110

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Final nail in the coffin that Politico is an arm of the Clinton campaign

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/12189

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Glenn Thrush from POLITICO checking to make sure his article is okay to print. What a bitch!

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/12189

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More direct dealings with the press (Politico)

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/12191#efmAAGACyAGGAHk

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MEDIA COLLUSION: Jennifer Palmieri is complaining that in an interview with WJC about the Foundation, NBC asked CRITICAL questions since they had PREVIOUSLY agreed to paint the foundation in a good light, even though they are still promising to do so. So she makes a contingency plan for good press: “Craig has gotten in touch with NY mag this am to do a story about how grossly the media has handled the story on book/foundation and make this experience with NBC part of that story.”

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/12196

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Trouble with NBC? Call Chuck Todd, he’ll take care of it.

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/12196

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– hillary given questions and answers for several TV appearances

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/12241

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Looking for someone outside the campaign to attribute to an article that they wrote for medium:
This is the article: https://medium.com/@clai.lasher/i-m-with-hillary-f8a0b943dcbc

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/12278

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Looking for someone outside the campaign to attribute to an article that they wrote for medium:
This is the article: https://medium.com/@clai.lasher/i-m-with-hillary-f8a0b943dcbc

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/12278

https://twitter.com/AlexandreHilt0n/status/786920423908868097

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EMAILID 12403 From the attachment section of the email. This pdf memo reveals extremely close coordination between Eric Schmidt (google) and the Clinton campaign as early as 2014. They are developing software tools to help out the Clinton campaign. “I have been kept apprised of the work being done by Eric Schmidt’s group and others working directly and indirectly with your team. .. In summary: We have selected a team of developers, unaffiliated with Eric, to build the front-end of your website… Eric’s team is also developing products that are not, strictly speaking, critical for launch, but would be extremely useful to have as early in the cycle as possible”

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/12403

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Hillary campaign coordinating with Executive Chairman of Google parent Alphabet, Inc Eric Schmidt in 2014 (FEC laws you fucks)

• We have selected a team of developers, unaffiliated with Eric, to build the front-end of your website — a relatively simple process that does not need to have begun yet. These are former employees of mine in whom I have the highest confidence. They are apprised of what Eric is building but not dependent on it, having identified commercially available products for all mission-critical functions in the event Eric’s group is delayed or otherwise derailed.

• We have instructed Eric’s team to build the most important products in their portfolio — specifically, the back-end of the website, the ability to accept donations (along with associated features, most importantly the ability to store credit card information), and the ability to acquire email addresses — first. Given how much time remains between now and launch — and, again, the availability of alternative solutions — I believe there is effectively no chance that these core functionalities will not be in place in time for launch.

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/12403

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EMAILID 12427 Clinton campaign is getting questions in advance AGAIN for debates. Previously they got a debate question from Donna Brazile. This time it is John Podesta that gets the email from Jon Soltz who somehow learned of a question Cavuto will ask in an upcoming Republican debate. Podesta immediately blasts this out to the whole campaign so they prepare for the fallout. Soltz to Podesta: “We have gotten intel that Neil Cavuto plans to ask a veterans question of the GOP candidates tonight. As you can guess, the candidates are very likely to attack the Secretary in their answers. Your press team, therefore, may find it useful to get this to reporters”

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/12427

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Glenn Thrush, Politico Chief Political Correspondent: “No worries
> Because I have become a hack I will send u the whole section that pertains
> to u
> Please don’t share or tell anyone I did this
> Tell me if I fucked up anything”

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/12681#efmABjAEV

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EMAILID 12681 Glenn Thrush Politico’s “Chief Political Correspondent” , extremely corrupt, dishonest “journalist” writes to John Podesta: “Because I have become a hack I will send u the whole section that pertains to u Please don’t share or tell anyone I did this Tell me if I fucked up anything” then he sends a huge part of the article to John Podesta. Absolutely disgraceful. Podesta approves the section of course which showed him in a very positive light to begin with. Don’t worry Glenn Trush of the Politico. I’m sure Podesta won’t tell anyone you did this.

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/12681#efmAByAEV

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EMAILID 12681 Glenn Thrush , extremely corrupt, dishonest “journalist” writes to John Podesta: “Because I have become a hack I will send u the whole section that pertains to u Please don’t share or tell anyone I did this Tell me if I fucked up anything” then he sends a huge part of the article to John Podesta. Absolutely disgraceful. Podesta approves the section of course which showed him in a very positive light to begin with. Don’t worry Glenn Trush of the Politico. I’m sure Podesta won’t tell anyone you did this.

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/12681#efmAByAEV

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EMAILID 12831 Foreign press reaches out to the Clinton campaign : “I am writing to you on behalf of the Leading European Newspaper Alliance (LENA), which brings together Die Welt from Germany, El País from Spain, Belgium’s Le Soir, La Reppublica from Italy … an interview with Secretary Clinton. There is plenty for the Secretary to say to the people of Europe. We do not have a set timeframe, and we are perfectly aware of how tight her schedule is. We also know that interviews get arranged by strict policies and guidelines and only if they serve the communication agenda of the Secretary.”

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/12831#efmAS-AVL

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EMAILID 12831 Foreign press reaches out to the Clinton campaign : “I am writing to you on behalf of the Leading European Newspaper Alliance (LENA), which brings together Die Welt from Germany, El País from Spain, Belgium’s Le Soir, La Reppublica from Italy … an interview with Secretary Clinton. There is plenty for the Secretary to say to the people of Europe. We do not have a set timeframe, and we are perfectly aware of how tight her schedule is. We also know that interviews get arranged by strict policies and guidelines and only if they serve the communication agenda of the Secretary.”

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/12831#efmAS-AVL

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EMAILID 13817 Brent Budowsky again writing to Podesta… It seems Budowsky was an informal adviser of sorts to Podesta (while claiming to be a “journalist”). Budowsky wrote Podesta 70 emails according to the search engine, just in the leaks released so far. This time Budowsky appears to fish for a pat on the back, writing “You’ll enjoy how I handled Trump’s attack against Huma, among other things…Brent” and attaches his latest article, no doubt the fruit of the unhealthy relationship between him and Podesta. http://archive.is/3FStJ Budowsky is as clear a case of a Clinton campaign operative pretending to be a journalist as there ever was. I provided an archived version of the article because of the Clinton campaign’s known penchant for deleting incriminating evidence.

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/13817

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EMAILID 13817 Brent Budowsky again writing to Podesta… It seems Budowsky was an informal adviser of sorts to Podesta (while claiming to be a “journalist”). Budowsky wrote Podesta 70 emails according to the search engine, just in the leaks released so far. This time Budowsky appears to fish for a pat on the back, writing “You’ll enjoy how I handled Trump’s attack against Huma, among other things…Brent” and attaches his latest article, no doubt the fruit of the unhealthy relationship between him and Podesta. http://archive.is/3FStJ Budowsky is as clear a case of a Clinton campaign operative pretending to be a journalist as there ever was. I provided an archived version of the article because of the Clinton campaign’s known penchant for deleting incriminating evidence.

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/13817

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Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook) – ” He’s begun to think about whether/how he might want to shape advocacy efforts to support his philanthropic priorities and is particularly interested in meeting people who could help him understand how to move the needle on the specific public policy issues he cares most about. He wants to meet folks who can inform his understanding about effective political operations to advance public policy goals on social oriented objectives (like immigration, education or basic scientific research).”

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/15092#efmARfAUUAZoAd9AeeAf6

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EMAILID 15261 More from Mindy (the mole on Elizabeth Warren’s team) and Maggie (an NYT journalist, often colluding with the Clinton campaign). Mindy is giving up inside info as usual, Maggie is colluding as usual. ” The NYT (Jonathan Martin and Maggie Haberman) reached out this morning to tell us that they are aware of a meeting HRC had with Senator Warren at her house back in December. They plan to write imminently, so wanted everyone to be aware that this could pop soon.” Giving advance warning. “Just talked w Mindy. Good convo. She said she’s been getting really good feedback about Dan’s outreach–she said she knows we are talking to the people they suggested and they really like Dan…So good work, Schwerin! Also, she flagged that they’re going to push back hard against POTUS on trade.” handing out info. “And the NYT piece is fine — for both sides.” Of course it is good for you, one of your pawns Maggie Haberman co-wrote it. Phillipe Reines on the same NYT story : “They have to believe it came from us. Reads too perfectly for HRC. If we intended to do it it probably wouldn’t read so perfectly.” Once again a crooked journalist wrote it so it is no big surprise it reads “too perfectly for HRC”. Just remember that Maggie Haberman from the NYT is as Crooked as they come.

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/15261

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EMAILID 15261 More from Mindy (the mole on Elizabeth Warren’s team) and Maggie (an NYT journalist, often colluding with the Clinton campaign). Mindy is giving up inside info as usual, Maggie is colluding as usual. ” The NYT (Jonathan Martin and Maggie Haberman) reached out this morning to tell us that they are aware of a meeting HRC had with Senator Warren at her house back in December. They plan to write imminently, so wanted everyone to be aware that this could pop soon.” Giving advance warning. “Just talked w Mindy. Good convo. She said she’s been getting really good feedback about Dan’s outreach–she said she knows we are talking to the people they suggested and they really like Dan…So good work, Schwerin! Also, she flagged that they’re going to push back hard against POTUS on trade.” handing out info. “And the NYT piece is fine — for both sides.” Of course it is good for you, one of your pawns Maggie Haberman co-wrote it. Phillipe Reines on the same NYT story : “They have to believe it came from us. Reads too perfectly for HRC. If we intended to do it it probably wouldn’t read so perfectly.” Once again a crooked journalist wrote it so it is no big surprise it reads “too perfectly for HRC”. Just remember that Maggie Haberman from the NYT is as Crooked as they come.

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/15261

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Mark Penn says they will be supportive.He was at Microsoft but apparently the stagwell group is involved in polling

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/15398

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This email talks about a guy named Chip Smith wanting to help out with the campaign. He is the ceo/coo of Glover Park Group, a lobbying firm, and previously had worked on the Gore campaign. In 2013 the firm, full of ex Clinton staffers, donated to the CF according to this article: http://thehill.com/business-a-lobbying/business-a-lobbying/193467-group-touted-clinton-access-for-250000.

More interestingly, in May of this year, Chippy became the chief lobbyist for good old Rupert Murdoch and 21st Century Fox. The Cuckening of Fox is real. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2016/05/05/chip-smith-democratic-strategist-and-gore-aide-to-take-top-lobbying-job-at-21st-century-fox/

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/15434

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EMAILID 15455 Email contains attachments with the agenda of a 2007 meeting in NY. Many issues are discussed, like the topic of creating a media “echo chamber” : Control the political discourse. So much effort over the past few years has been focused on better coordinating, strengthening, and developing progressive institutions and leaders. Now that this enhanced infrastructure is in place—grassroots organizing; multi-issue advocacy groups; think tanks; youth outreach; faith communities; micro-targeting outfits; the netroots and blogosphere—we need to better utilize these networks to drive the content of politics through a strong “echo chamber” and message delivery system.

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/15455

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Laura Meckler from WSJ dinner with Podesta and kissing ass Podesta forwards to HRC campaign and asks: No good deed goes unpunished. Let me know how to handle. HRC campaign responds: Send her to us.

https://www.wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/15525#searchresult

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RIGGED POLLS! We are as interested in the “who” suburban, rural, we are polling as the issues. The plan includes a possible focus on women, might be something we want to do is over sample if we are worried about a certain group later in the summer.

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/15442

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More media collusion + getting celebs to tweet pro Hillary video. It’s all organized folks.

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/15563

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Clinton Camp received heads up on stories from Politico before they are published

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/15722

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The failing New York Times proves themselves as DNC lapdogs once again

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/15798

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Here’s Katie Couric sucking up to the campaign, guaranteeing “viral” potential if she’ll grant an interview.

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/15819#efmAFaALTAN_AP5

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Apple’s “experts” working with the Clinton campaign after encryption issue

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/15856

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they were offered cybersecurity advice…

“Hey John, I know you’ve seen the article below. Huge issue out here as I am sure you know. If you ever want our tech experts to brief your folks, we’d be happy to do it.”

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/15856

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Observer writer colluding with Clinton campaign

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/16329

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MEDIA COLLUSION
WaPo ‘journalist’ trying to see how they can help with a story on WJC

https://www.wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/17311#searchresult

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More Media collusion, getting a story that will break next week a week in advance so they can prepare a statement

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/17435

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EMAILID 17451 Remember how tweets signed by -H supposedly come from Hillary personally?

Tweets like this one https://twitter.com/HillaryClinton/status/612002144686874627 Archived version http://archive.is/u4Kwz (no sudden deletions through BleachBit here)

The discussion in this email determined that that was a lie. Teddy Goff, John Podesta, Lauren Peterson and others discuss and craft that tweet through several revisions. Earlier versions include

Real problems take real solutions. Thank you, @Pontifex https://twitter.com/Pontifex, for shining a light on the crisis of climate change. -H

.

There’s only one thing to say about @Pontifex https://twitter.com/Pontifex’s bold statements on climate change & renewable energy: Amen. -H

I believe these are the two we landed on as far as people’s favorites.

So there were even more versions before this…

Teddy Geoff:

Adding Podesta here too for his review. I vote #2, but defer to the non-Jews on this thread if anyone thinks “amen” might rub people the wrong way.

Lauren Peterson

How’s this? .@Pontifex https://twitter.com/Pontifex is right—climate change is a > moral crisis that disproportionately harms the neediest among us. We need > leadership, not denial. -H

John Podesta

I like it.

Notice how that last version is the same that was tweeted out. So tweets signed by -H actually came when John Podesta “liked it” and went through numerous revisions, reviews and product of teamwork beforehand. With 0% actual input from Hillary Clinton.

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/17451#efmAB8AErAWOAYnAYyAbJ

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17556

Podesta decides to stonewall the WSJ. This email has the subject:Confidential . The staff is very very worried about the WSJ finding out that Hillary is already having meetings and building the campaign team in early 2014. He milks info out of the journalist which he shares with the others so they can map out what the guy knows. For some reason they are very afraid of this one. Podesta writes about the meeting with the WSJ journalist.:

He was doing a story on who wanted her to run, who didn’t. Had you in the latter category Only thing I told him was there was a third category-people who thought it was her decision and would support her whatever she decided. He had you, me and Maggie meeting with her at Whitehaven. Didn’t mention Plouffe. I didn’t engage with him on the topic. Just let him talk and gave nothing back.

They made a complete fool out of this poor WSJ guy. He should come out and set the record straight regarding this issue.

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/17556

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18744

Glenn Thrush is at it again. In a previous email defined himself as a “hack journalist” and pleaded with Podesta “please don’t tell anyone I did this” when colluding with him. Now Glenn saw a bad tweet from Podesta and he immediately feels the need to grovel at his feet:

Saw your tweet I think u know I wasn’t fabricating you anything… No need for a response, but I hope u understand that I take this stuff seriously and try to be sensitive to the human impact of these shitty stories I take zero pleasure in them — whether u folks believe me or not Cheers and good luck today

Podesta’s response

..my tweet was accurate so 1) maybe you should question your sources or 2) maybe you are talking to people on the inside who the pressure is getting to.

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/18744

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From:john.podesta@gmail.com To: gthrush@politico.com Date: 2016-02-09 18:52 Subject: Re: OTR

I have no doubt you had sources for your story and weren’t just making it up, but my tweet was accurate so 1) maybe you should question your sources or 2) maybe you are talking to people on the inside who the pressure is getting to.

On Tuesday, February 9, 2016, Glenn Thrush gthrush@politico.com wrote: > Saw your tweet > I think u know I wasn’t fabricating you anything… > No need for a response, but I hope u understand that I take this stuff > seriously and try to be sensitive to the human impact of these shitty > stories > I take zero pleasure in them — whether u folks believe me or not > Cheers and good luck today > > Sent from my iPhone

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/18744

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EMAILID 19070 Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer of Facebook writes to John Podesta May 2015:

And I still want HRC to win badly. I am still here to help as I can. She came over and was magical with my kids.

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/19070#efmACIAD6

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Gloria Borger, CNN Chief Political Correspondent casually chatting & sucking up to Podesta

From:Gloria.Borger@turner.com
To: john.podesta@gmail.com
Date: 2016-02-12 04:16
Subject: Re: U r a tv star!

She had a really good debate tonite

On Feb 12, 2016, at 1:14 AM, John Podesta <john.podesta@gmail.com> wrote:

Yup

On Thursday, February 11, 2016, Borger, Gloria <Gloria.Borger@turner.com> wrote:
I have been in gop hell. Will reach out soon! U good?

https://www.wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/19362#searchresult

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20133

Much of this was already covered in earlier batches. Jake Tapper was upset about a story by Faiz Shakir. He complained directly to Jenifer Palmieri and John Podesta though.

The new parts in this chain are both from Jake Tapper:

What’s the plan? To try to intimidate reporters who ever report on anything the White House disapproves of? Disgusting.

The report Thinkprogress filed about me is dead wrong. I made that clear to your reporter and he wrote it any way. If this is the quality of CAP’s work I will let ABC News know that your organization cannot be counted on for factually accurate information.

https://www.wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/20133

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Surrogate List! Names, dates, times, and what network they were on. Lot of surrogates here from Februrary. I have no idea whether all of them were known to be surrogates of Crooked Hillary at the time or they presented themselves as neutral commentators.

Also, all of the below have the memo – let me know if there are other messages we want them driving?

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/21454

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Re: 315 pm prep for FOX Town Hall Prep

While prepping for a town hall once again they “hear” the topics in advance.
Must be nice. Before almost every debate. To “hear” topics. Questions.

Kristina Costas writes:

Flagging that Bob B. heard that they could ask about carbon tax and late-term abortion restrictions. Solow and I are pulling debate book materials & running abortion answer by Jen & Rachel ahead of 3pm.

Bob B. Hmmm. Could it be Bob Beckel using his contacts at FOX?

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/21526#efmAJiAOE

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An interesting thread trying to chase down the FOX MOLE who was just revealed in Podesta 12.5 (this thread)

https://www.reddit.com/r/The_Donald/comments/58bshg/fox_news_debate_a_sham_get_this_to_the_top/

The existence of moles are revealed by the documented instances where questions or topics were leaked before a debate directly to the Hillary Clinton Campaign and the Podesta Emails show undeniable proof of it. See some of the newly discovered evidence below about a person named Bob B.. He was leaking information from FOX to the Clinton campaign. Bob B. leaked two upcoming questions, one about “carbon tax” and “late term abortion restrictions” before a town hall debate. The following text was sent as part of an email between Clinton operatives just before a previous Fox debate

Flagging that Bob B. heard that they could ask about carbon tax and late-term abortion restrictions. Solow and I are pulling debate book materials & running abortion answer by Jen & Rachel ahead of 3pm.

This is extremely important since the third presidential debate will be on the same FOX, this new information just came to light about. With confirmed previous leaking at FOX, we can not be sure the presidential debate questions were not also leaked. In fact it is extremely likely that the exact same system that produced one leak in one debate would produce another leak in another debate

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/21526#efmAJiAOE

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Tapper, ABC, colluding with Podesta on a tweet

From:Jake.Tapper@abc.com To: john.podesta@gmail.com,

Some just tweeted something inaccurate about me, claiming I said something I didn’t. What am I supposed to do here?

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/21716

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21886

Flournoy vetting Politico stories

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/21886

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HRC has no black support and collusion with media

From:kfinney@hillaryclinton.com To: jennifer.m.palmieri@gmail.com Date: 2015-08-18 19:30 Subject: Re: Hillary Clinton needs to sit down with black reporters fast. Her efforts in the black community are not resonating

April Ryan White House Correspondent Washington Bureau Chief American Urban Radio Networks
>I would love to be a part of this sit down hopefully in DC.

From:kfinney@hillaryclinton.com To: jennifer.m.palmieri@gmail.com
how about I circle back with her. It’s a good idea

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/21935

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22283

HRC campaign dining with 25 reporters

Subject: RE: Press Dinners – Full Info

Here is the current RSVP list to the Thursday Night (4/9) dinner at Podesta’s.

As a reminder, this is with the 25 reporters more closely following HRC (aka the future bus).

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/22283

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22284

MORE EVIDENCE OF MEDIA COLLUSION

Glenn Thrush, Politico Chief Political Correspondent to Podesta
>Saw your tweet I think u know I wasn’t fabricating you anything… No need for a response, but I hope u understand that I take this stuff seriously and try to be sensitive to the human impact of these shitty stories I take zero pleasure in them — whether u folks believe me or not Cheers and good luck today

Podesta Responds
>I have no doubt you had sources for your story and weren’t just making it up, but my tweet was accurate so 1) maybe you should question your sources or 2) maybe you are talking to people on the inside who the pressure is getting to.

Thrush Cowers
>1) I do 2) very fair point Again best of luck

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/22284

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23689

HRC USING MORE COLLUDING MEDIA ORGS TO DISCREDIT BERNIE & PROOF THEY LINE UP PAID FOR “VALIDATORS” TO BE THEIR MOUTH PIECE TO GIVE THE ILLUSION OF CREDIBILITY

Bradley Komar wrote:
“The only candidate to oppose fracking” “What does that mean? A complete 100% fracking ban. There is no elected dem and I believe no enviro group that takes this position. In fact, such an extreme position threatens the progress of common-sense safety measures like frack fluid disclosure and methane capture/air quality regulations.

I think the Denver Post Ed Board could smack Sanders if we want them to but that makes it a bigger fight.”
MORE MSM CONTROLLED BY HRC

*From:* Bradley Komar
*Sent:* Tuesday, February 23, 2016 6:57 PM
*To:* Lily Adams
*Subject:* Re: NEW AD: Bernie Sanders – “Frack”
“I agree 100% would love to whistle passed the graveyard. but they are airing the ad for a reason, I expect they will draw us into a comment, and validators knocking Bernie for being irresponsible and in doing so, threatening real progress, makes a lot of sense to me. This is yet another promise he can’t keep.

I can quietly line up the validators now or wait until he fires. Nothing public until we a drawn out.”
HRC CAMPAIGN LINING UP BOUGHT AND PAID FOR “VALIDATORS” THAT WILL SAY WHATEVER THEY ARE TOLD TO DISCREDIT BERNIE’S POSITION

https://www.wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/23689

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24675

EMAILD Much of this email appeared in earlier leaks, just the last response from Philippe Reines is new. That result seems like Reines wanted to play a larger part in the campaign but he was not trusted enough.

This email chain shows there were multiple leaks from the Hillary campaign and someone was leaking information that Andrea Mitchell was going to get an interview with Hillary. There were also possible leaks to Andrea Mitchell herself. Just recently Brian Fallon was writing something stealthily providing that information to Andrea Mitchell in the middle of a press conference. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMU_2V-bl-4 Andrea Mitchell got to ask a question soon after.

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/24675

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25106

MEDIA COLLUSION

Dan Feiffer of CNN is a “Hillary supporter”

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/25106#efmAH-AIx

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25264

HRC CAMPAIGN GIVEN HEADS UP ON AN ARTICLE BEING WRITTEN BEFORE ITS PUBLISHED

Dems trying to brainstorm how to counter such a negative article, given my a media insider before it comes out.

“Roy-Don’t be surprised if I write a column soon that Hillary is going to blow it, and is repeating her mistakes of 2008, with stories about her “shadow campaign” of consultants milking her for a lot of money, while she gives paid speeches to banks, while she acts like an incumbent, and says virtually nothing important about what Democrats stand for, while the most admired person in the world is the pope for saying the kind of things she should be saying but isn’t about economic fairness. This has got to be the worst pre-campaign in my memory. Imagine running as the candidate for the Democratic nomination as the candidate of banks, consultants and insiders. Unbelievable.”

https://www.wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/25264

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25264

Brent Budowsky BTFO. He is the guy who wrote to Podesta a huge number of emails. No other journalist wrote to Podesta so much as Brent. And yet this is how Podesta viewed his own personal lapdog :

“To you only: Brent Budowsky. Leftie with no following, but clearly Roy sort of agrees with concerns .”

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/25264#efmABnADO

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25540

Louise Mensch (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louise_Mensch. She was the Conservative MP for Corby from 2010 to 2012.[2] She is currently the head of the news website Heat Street.) writes:

“As you will know from Arnold I am a committed Republican (or would be if I had the vote this year). But I worry no end about Donald Trump becoming our President… much rather have your girl Hillary.

Anyway, the politician in me thinks Lena Dunham and Gloria Steinem are nails on a chalkboard to the average American woman…

Her [HRC] competence and intelligence are beyond doubt, her problem is warmth.”

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/25540

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25651

MORE COLLUSION BETWEEN BUDOWSKY (JOURNALIST) AND PODESTA/HRC CAMPAIGN

Brent Budowsky <brentbbi@webtv.net> wrote:

“Walk back and escape from her statement that “finally we are where we need to be” against ISIS. We are not where we need to be, we are far from it, most voters do not believe it, and when the next terror attack comes in America— which it certainly will—-she will be branded in hot iron with that statement.”

“She can praise Obama without such extravagant overstatement and such direct endorsement of his policy by falsely stating we are where we need to be.”
THE PUBLIC DOES NOT BELIEVE WE ARE WHERE WE NEED TO BE WITH ISIS. SHE CLEARLY WAS GRANDSTANDING

“I suspect her negative trust ratings are locked in through election day. If there is a Trump ISIS video the campaign release it. If not, her untrustworthy numbers will remain further locked at high levels. These trust problems are self-induced and keep occurring.”
HRC IS EXTREMELY UNTRUSTWORTHY AND HER CAMPAIGN KNOWS IT

“p.s. On the UN last week, support it yes, but be careful. I love Kerry like a bro’ and support him always as HRC should and does.”
IS THIS IN REFERENCE TO THE 7TH FLOOR MENTIONED IN OTHER LEAKED EMAILS?

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/25651#efmAlaAlhAliAluAnAAntA2SA3ZA4dA5gA5jA6cBC7BD0BFiBG-

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26121

More from Brent Budowsky “journalist” to John Podesta February 2015 :

“John, some free advice, good advice. Clinton Foundation should cut off foreign donations ASAP. Inevitably will happen anyway, they should get it off the table now.. You do not need me to tell you, before this campaign is done, it will not be pretty. I will not publicly call for this, but this is my advice to you and them”

So this is what he believes, about the foreign donations but won’t mention it as an alleged journalist only as the personal email bro of John Podesta.

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/26121

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26336

REUTERS REPORTER GIVING PODESTA HEADS UP ON BENGHAZI INVESTIGATION DOCUMENTATION & GIVES INFO THAT MIGHT DERAIL IT

Mark Hosenball (thomson reuters) to Podesta wrote:

“I have run across a rather interesting document which outlines in detail the principal current objectives of the House Benghazi Committee, and was wondering if you might have a minute or two to discuss this. If you are anywhere near 1333 H in next day or two I might even show the document to you (I’m out on Thursday, however) though I am reluctant to hand out copies at this stage. It is a document which raises some questions about the bona fides of the committee’s investigation, rather than about anything specific a certain former SecState might have done. If this is something that you would not want to get involved in, if you had any alternative ideas as to who I ought to speak to I would welcome them. Hope all is well etc. All best & regards mh”

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/26336

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26404

MORE MEDIA COLLUSION WITH THE WSJ

EMAILID 26404 Corrupt WSJ reporter thanks Podesta for the extravagant dinner party in his home. Fantastic food and great opportunities “to connect”. They don’t even have to bribe these journalists with money, they are presstituting themselves for free diners, better connections and “scoops” from the Clinton Campaign.

“Hi John – I just wanted to thank you again for your hospitality last night. You were so kind to open your home to us, and the food was as fantastic as promised (everyone at the White House raves about your dinners). I really appreciated the opportunity to connect with a number of folks from Team Clinton. The evening was a great way to kick off this crazy adventure. Thank you, and I hope we’ll cross paths again soon. Best,
Colleen
Colleen McCain Nelson
The Wall Street Journal

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/26404

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N/A

Content Subject: Initial investigative report confirms HRC/meda/third part collusion

Immediate Implications: This initial report confirms numerous reporters and HRC staffers were aware, encouraging, and utilizing media collusion to better frame and prepare HRC for her presidential campaign.

Full Report:

With the conclusion of the Third Presidential Debate, media sources began attacking Donald Trump for his “conspiratorial language” regarding collusion and vote rigging. These attacks occurred well before the Third Debate. Numerous high level individuals stated point blankly that there was no collusion or rigging of events.

Initial investigations by Task Force 58 have determined that statements claiming that there is no collusion are false. Numerous emails have been identified that confirm collusion at a number of levels with large media outlets. These include but are not limited to the following:

ABC
NBC
MSNBC
Politico
Huffington Post
The New York Times

Reporters of note involved directly include:

Jake Tapper
Chuck Todd

Reporters will try to hide themselves in their emails either by reporting to an HRC campaign handler that then forwards their articles to the campaign for review and approval, or they will use gmail accounts to hide their identity. We are working hard to try and match mails with names.

In the meantime, we have prepared a PDF that of our initial results. Ordinarily, we would not release such a small document. However, we felt it prudent to provide you all with this information given recent events. The PDF can be downloaded here .

Task Force 58 will continue to research and categorize evidence of collusion and provide a more full report in the future.

Addendum

Enterprising members of the community have identified additional pieces of evidence linked to collusion. See below for a list.

https://www.reddit.com/r/The_Donald/comments/58i06d/holeeshet_clinton_staffer_shows_reporter_what_she/ , thank you /u/skyparavoz for being its OP, and to u/fastmandan and u/REEB for bringing it to attention.

https://www.facebook.com/mary.walker.73307/videos/o.978104268920212/10206353006137164/?type=2&theater , thank you u/sandman441

https://www.reddit.com/r/The_Donald/comments/58i06d/holeeshet_clinton_staffer_shows_reporter_what_she/

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Other Miscellaneous Emails

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2010

Silberstein Foundation: the truth finally comes out. & MAJOR Soros connections

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/2010

245

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2091

General campaign strategy along with discussion of expanding intelligence agencies

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/2091

246

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2874

Top Clinton Aid Doug Band calls Chelsea Clinton a “spoiled brat”:

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/2874#efmANUAObAb9AgY

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4190

Eric McFadden, who was Hillary’s Catholic liaison in the primaries, was arrested yesterday forrunning a prostitution ring.

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/4190

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4607

>THIS JUDGE IS AN OLD FRIEND OF PODESTAS, THE CIA ASKED PODESTA TO CALL HIM

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/4607

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5953

>Event Memo – Benensons OTR. >Event Memo – Benensons OTR (attachment) – http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3479690/posts

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/5953

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6008

Mention of wetwork at the Vineyard days before Scalia’s death. Possible Supreme Court Justice Murder ((Antonin Scalia))

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/6008

251

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7252

Extend Illinois Voting

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/7252

252

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7278

>Hillary’s Podesta and Soros are working together & https://twitter.com/WDFx2EU7/status/786570301039534082

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/7278

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7572

Hillarys campaign moving IL primary at gusto

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/7252?2

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7922

>Podesta talking to the Rockerfellers

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/7922

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8158

Big business saw Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton interchangeable! they are moving quickly to fill the dinner speaker spot and are talking about trying to get Jeb Bush if HRC can’t do it!

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/8158

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10217

MEGA DUMP on McCain in case he ran

https://www.wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/10217

257

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10252

ROH – Global Giving Campaign (Roots of Health) & Includes Google Doc w Marketing Material

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/10252

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10515

“That’s great news.” that the benghazi emails won’t be released “Monday”

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/10515

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10667

Delivery to the following recipient failed permanently: johnpodestatemp@outlook.com

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/10667

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10731

You are trying to poach from the WH, need to stop. One toke over the > line. Wally is fair game.

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/10731

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11116

Podesta: “Back to the future. I managed this issue for President Clinton after we got ourselves all tangled in knots over the Clipper Chip.”

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/11116

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11508

Jake Siewert (Goldman Sachs) to Podesta: Might be time for Denny [Dennis Hastert] to vanish to an undisclosed Japanese island.” regarding politico article on tax evasion

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/11508

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11897

EMAILID 11897 Democats are campaigning with the prospects of owning the Supreme Court for decades to come. Written by Augie Ribeiro, but John Podesta loves it and finds it great. “Be a Voice to Decide The Future of the Supreme Court The next President of the United States will change the future of the Supreme Court for generations. By the middle of the next President’s term, there will be four Supreme Court justices in their 80s. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg born March 15, 1933. Justice Antonin Scalia born March 11, 1936 Justice Anthony Kennedy born July 23, 1936 Justice Stephen Breyer born August 15, 1938 If Hillary Clinton is elected President in 2016, and is able to replace Ginsberg, Breyer, and either Kennedy or Scalia, she will lock in a very young liberal court for many decades to come. ”

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/11897#efmAGLAQD

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11939

More UFO stuffs

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/11939

265

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12194

Bonner group donor list

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/12194

266

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12226

HRC Campain discussing new slogan/tag line for marketing

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/12226

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12245

setting up the campaign structure in 2014

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/12245

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12254

– staff orientation early 2015, what member heads what. shane.hable@gmail.com runs cyber security for the campaign

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/12254

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12262

Re: just another day at the ofc…

Subject: Re: just another day at the ofc…

Doubled Robby’s time.

On Oct 15, 2015 8:47 PM, “Sara Latham” slatham@hillaryclinton.com wrote:

keg stand competition at HFA – JDP, wins !!

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/12262

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12270

Outline for a strategic consulting company that does all sorts of shilling for HRC and includes business and academic minds for legitamacy. “A damn good memo, I must say. It was written early 2003. The date on the memo is weird.”

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/12270

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12280

“Draft Media Prep Plan”. We are preparing clips of her best interviews to show her. Also compiling her worst and analyzing for triggers and her reactions. [so many to choose from]

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/12280

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15201

Huma Abedin checking with Robby Mook and AG Loretta Lynch about HRC attending a dinner hosted by George Soros and America Votes. Mook says ” I would only do this for political reasons (ie to make Soros happy)”

https://www.wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/15201

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15319

EMAILID 15319 John Podesta gets an email signed as “Barack Obama”. Podesta being someone pretty important, probably expected something better but this is essentially a spam begging for donations with parts such as “Today, if you’re ready to make these choices and meet the challenges that face us, pitch in $3 or whatever you can to become an official State of the Union Donor.” Even the leaders of the campaign are not exempt from getting Democrat Spam.

https://www.wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/15319

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EMAILID 15319 John Podesta gets an email signed as “Barack Obama”. Podesta being someone pretty important, probably expected something better but this is essentially a spam begging for donations with parts such as “Today, if you’re ready to make these choices and meet the challenges that face us, pitch in $3 or whatever you can to become an official State of the Union Donor.” Even the leaders of the campaign are not exempt from getting Democrat Spam.

https://www.wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/15319

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>I am very happy because this is the best realistic result to come out of Paris. Now we can truly say that the Republicans are the only thing standing in the way of literally saving civilization. If they don’t
cooperate then it is no longer hyperbole to say that they are truly enemies
of the state, enemies of the world. I am so happy I can say to my kids, yeah, people have finally gotten around to doing the right thing. It’s not all corrupt. There is a chance. I’m not naive enough to think that this is the solution, but just a new beginning. Too late? Yes, should have happened years ago. But finally, a plan for real action. I’m totally one hundred percent for Hillary because if any one of these bozos makes it to the White House, then we’ll have a revolution on our hands.

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/15464#efmAGSAIN

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virtual currency donations

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/15589

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Tim Cook was listed as a possible VP pick!!

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/15616#efmAV_AWH

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Michelle Kwan is in on it

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/15824

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HRC gets jokes written for her

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/23586

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HRC Campaign thinks her laugh is weird

“Laughing too hard is her authentic weirdness.”

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/24257

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MORE INFO ABOUT 527 ORGANIZATION STRUCTURE & SOMEONE NAMED HAMBURGER

“I am scheduled to speak with him tomoorow….doesn’t sound like there is much else to cover. (I want to keep the distinction between DA and FFA clear for him.) I know he wants to discuss fundraising and budgets. I think we are best served by steering people away from the $200 million number. MV- for future reference you can send 527 media requests to Amy Dacey. Hamburger called my home recently. I will call him back and give him > nothing of substance on background just so he feels like I’m not > evading him. > > Media vs field isn’t what is drawing attention. “527” is a tarnished > brand smartly attacked by the Right Wing since they use c4’s, LLC’s > and c6’s as their vehicles which operate almost invisibly. > > The Republicans are trying to sniff out what is going on and frame > their attackers before the attacks start. (Like Obama is right now.) > > We are still staying silent on the work. There is no advantage to > discussing strategy one way or another in the media. However we should > fill the vacuum once the primaries subside. I think Hamburger has > enough to write on for now.”

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/25823

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Re: DRAFT: Opening Statement

Long discussion chain to come up with opening statement for Benghazi committee

https://www.wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/26295

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DISCUSSING SHARING OFFICE SPACE AND GOLDMAN SACHS AS LESSOR AND WHAT HRC WILL DO AFTER STATE DEPT

From:Huma@clintonemail.com
To: lgraham@clintonfoundation.org, cheryl.mills@gmail.com
Date: 2011-11-14 22:59
Subject: RE: Office Space

“As you and I discussed Friday, we are still identifying activities hrc could be involved in once she leaves the State Department.”

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/26511

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Subject: REVISED Strategy Memo

3rd Debate strategy attached

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/26765

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EMAILID 27006 Huma Abedin writes that they have to send Katy Perry to do an Arkansas event because Hillary is unwilling to ask her daughter to go. Katy Perry is such a puppet for them that they can use her as a replacement for Chelsea when needed.

“She said no to asking Chelsea. Would go herself before asking her daughter. So we are at plan B: Katy Perry it is.”

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/27006

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Glen S. Fukushima seems to be a person working with Center for American Progress (CAP) and Neera Tanden who is one of the most prolific emailers in these leaks. Glen is planning a trip for Neera to Japan and as a part of that trip there will be an opportunity to collect campaign contributions. Glen wants to arrange donations from some “high net worth American business executives” to Hillary Clinton, but he has one big concern:

“How do I ensure that I am given “credit” for having gotten these individuals to contribute to HRC’s campaign? Is there a manual or set of guidelines you can send me on the do’s and don’ts of being a bundler for HRC?”

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/27076

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TALKING ABOUT DENNIS BLAIR, DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE

From:Robert.Gibbs@ptt.gov
To: Rahm.Emanuel@ptt.gov, axelrodfam@aol.com, ‘john.podesta@gmail.com’
Date: 2008-11-26 02:21
Subject: For Monday

“Shouldn’t we also roll out Blair as DNI?”

TALKING ABOUT DENNIS BLAIR, DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/27293

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Fundraising in Japan RE: Do you honestly want me to do a fundraiser in Japan?

Between Neera Tandeen and John Podesta
“Do you honestly want me to do a fundraiser in Japan? If it comes to pass, do we connect with Dennis? or some minion in finance?”

Other names mentioned: Dennis and Glenn

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/28839

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Offensive Voter Statements

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CTR Nerd Virgins

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/141

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>Hillary Clinton: “I’m Kind of Far Removed from Struggles of Middle Class” & http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2016/10/wikileaks-bombshell-hillary-clinton-im-kind-far-removed-struggles-middle-class/

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/927#efmAIuAMKAViAXv

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>Racist Hillary Camp Trashes African Americans – Calls Them Losers & http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2016/10/wikileaks-bombshell-racist-hillary-trashes-african-americans-calls-losers/

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/1637

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$15 min wage an hour will kill jobs – liberal economists

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/2893

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Planning to make jokes regarding the server scandle

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/3154

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HRC CAMPAIGN CALLING BERNIE SUPPORTERS “BEDWETTERS”

Steve Elmendorf
wrote:

> We won. Raising money today, talking the bedwetters off the ledge

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/3188

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>Hillary Advisors Admit She “HATES EVERYDAY AMERICANS” & http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2016/10/wikileaks-bombshell-hillary-advisors-admit-hates-everyday-americans/

https://www.wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/4433

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Deploy National Guard to streets

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/10090

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The way to sure up the “black vote” is not to address the needs of the community but to hire a black person for a senior position. lol, this will communicate that she does appreciate the “black vote”.

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/11152#efmAKuAN5

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her efforts in the black community are not resonating

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/13776

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The big debate in the Democratic Party is what’s the best way to do this? Just take it from people who have it and give it to the government and let them give it to everybody else, or start the whole new round of innovations while growing small business, growing the economy, raising incomes? It’s a legitimate debate.

Talking about how you raise the incomes of poor people.

Hillary’s the only person who’s come up with a plan to see where it’s migrated, because even in small towns in rural America now you’ve got prescription drug problems. And now that we’ve cracked down on the abuses, heroin is cheaper than prescription drugs. Why? Because it’s now being grown in Mexico and harvested by preteens and it can be distributed. And if you go into all these small towns in rural America, where there’s no economic activity, you see it running rampant.

Admitting Mexican drug running is a problem.

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/15360

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16492 Just an email showing how the campaign thinks of police brutality and the deaths of black people: political fodder

Date: 2016-02-27 16:45

Subject: Re: Police brutality – you tube video

On Sat, Feb 27, 2016 at 1:39 PM Neera Tanden ntanden@gmail.com wrote:

Do you guys have the Video of Hillary challenging Rudy Giuliani on the

death of Patrick dorismond at hands of police. She did it in a black church

in Harlem in March of 2000. Pretty strong as I recall. It helped turn the

race. It would be good to answer where she was before.

Maybe it was too political. I might have the actual speech in the attic

but it got fair amount of NYC coverage

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/16492

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HRC IMPLYING MILLENIALS ARE SWAYED BY CELEBRITIES LIKE MINDLESS DRONES

From: *Vincent Roberti*
Date: Monday, February 1, 2016
Subject: Exceeding expectation is always a good thing!
To: John Podesta

“You are in better place going in to new Hampshire than you were in eight years ago. Take the gloves off and figure out recapturing the 18 to 35 year vote later. Set up a separate recapture program tomorrow. We can help with a parallel program with a celebrity out reach tomorrow.”

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/24148

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Damage control after Hillary pissed off the entire LGBTQ community by her remarks at Nancy Reagan’s funeral. Her staff wrote and edited her entire speech to “clarify” her position. They openly discuss how they need to go back and smooth over relations with that group, where and how to message, etc.

http://www.nytimes.com/politics/first-draft/2016/03/11/hillary-clinton-lauds-reagans-on-aids-a-backlash-erupts/

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/25735

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Self-Incrimination/Public Image Destruction

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Hillary team concerned about discussions of her Russian Uranium deal

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/225

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“We got a few stories placed today debunking claims in the book ahead of the NYT story” & ” But I have asked Jeremy Bash and Tommy Vietor to go on cable tomorrow for us to respond to the book. I think they will both be good at dismissing the charges as ridiculous. ” Tldr. lying about Uranium 1 book and placing false stories with the media

https://www.wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/370

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>Hillary bragged about being invited to Russia’s Putin’s ‘Inner Sanctum’ & http://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2016/10/11/wikileaks-clinton-bragged-putin-taking-private-inner-sanctum/ & (attachment) – https://ia801509.us.archive.org/19/items/HRCPaidSpeechesFlags/HRC%20Paid%20Speeches%20Flags.pdf

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/927

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The campaign was incredibly, incredibly worried about the film ‘Clinton Cash’. This is a list of the coverage it got (one of many e-mails pertaining to the film).

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/1210

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>Robby Mook: “it’s a little troubling” that meeting of Clinton Foundation was held at Goldman Sachs HQ & https://twitter.com/wikileaks/status/784783850799001601

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/1381

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New theory: https://vault.fbi.gov/hillary-r.-clinton/hillary-r.-clinton-part-04-of-04/view Go to page 56. TL;DR: Some people make up a shadow goverment comprised of some high ranking people like John Kerry, Jonathan Finer and others who meet up on this “7th floor” where they discuss clinton and the congress

Cool, right? Now go to:

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/10094

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/1702

They mention a 7th floor in Washington which seems to be the meet up place
SUMMER 2010 BIDDING OPPORTUNITIES IN THE BUREAU OF LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS
H offers career-enhancing, Seventh Floor positions in which you can have a direct, substantive impact in achieving our foreign policy goals.

Literally right at the start of the document

SEEKING BIDDERS

They are selling positions of power.

New FBI leaks confirm the existence of the “shadow government”.

“There was a powerful group of very high-ranking STATE officials that some referred to as ‘The 7th Floor Group’ or ‘The Shadow Government.’ This group met every Wednesday afternoon to discuss the FOIA process, Congressional records, and everything CLINTON-related to FOIA/Congressional inquiries,” the FBI’s interview summary said.”

http://www.trunews.com/article/the-shadow-government-is-real-according-to-the-fbi

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/1702 & https://wikileaks.org/plusd/cables/09STATE89125_a.html

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Hijacking here with the leaked BIRD DOGGING EMAILS mentioned by Mr. O’Keefe:
“Bird dogging” is Democrat code for using plants to incite mayhem at events of political opponents

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/2175

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>Bill Clinton sex “allegations are hurting both Clintons”

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/2301

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HRC & WJC against gay marriage

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/2631

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>Hillary accepting foreign money

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/2783

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Worried about Hillary’s health getting attention: “Hard to think of anything more counter productive than demanding Bernie’s medical records.”:

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/2953#efmAAvACJ

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Hillary Clinton decided on Tim Kaine as VP in July 2015. “A little unseemly.” (She didn’t officially announce Tim Kaine as her VP publicly until July 2016) & http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2016/10/wikileaks-email-hillary-clinton-decided-tim-kaine-vp-july-2015/

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/2986#efmABHAB3AB6ACN

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>Hillary’s team doesn’t know what’s in her emails and is nervous about it

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/3154

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Working for the Clintons drives staff to suicide attempts

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/3332#efmAdAAmB

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>”we’ve all been quite content to demean government, drop civics and in general conspire to produce an unaware and compliant citizenry. The unawareness remains strong but compliance is obviously fading rapidly.”

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/3599

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>Top Clinton donor paid $250 million for tax evasion / https://twitter.com/AmericanMex067/status/786020856749096960

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/3718

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>Hillary Admits Saudi Arabia and Qatar Fund ISIS – But Took Their Money Anyway & http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2016/10/wikileaks-hillary-admits-saudi-arabia-qatar-fund-isis-took-money-anyway/

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/3774

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Hijacking here with the leaked BIRD DOGGING EMAILS mentioned by Mr. O’Keefe:
“Bird dogging” is Democrat code for using plants to incite mayhem at events of political opponents

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/3833

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Lying about turning over thumb drives

https://www.wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/3855#efmBemBnB

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This is how you create a fake grassroots movement.

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/4036

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Hillary deleted some emails herself

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/4099

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>Hillary reads script during interview. & >https://twitter.com/PrisonPlanet/status/786141677106765826

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/4274

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>Hillary’s Communications Director Jennifer Palmieri TRASHES CATHOLICS. Clinton Staff mocking conservative catholics. Advisor to Podesta: “severely backwards gender relations” “they think it is the most socially acceptable politically conservative religion.”: … & http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2016/10/wikileaks-emails-hillarys-communications-director-jennifer-palmieri-trashes-catholics/

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/4364

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Obama requesting that people’s profiles be scrubbed from a website

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/4632

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>CROOKS: Clinton Campaign Chief Owned 75,000 Shares of Putin-Connected Energy Company & https://twitter.com/wikileaks/status/786691843811577856 & http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2016/10/crooks-clinton-campaign-chief-owned-75000-shares-putin-connected-energy-company/ & http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/10/13/wikileaks-bombshell-john-podesta-owned-75000-shares-putin-connected-energy-company/

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/4635

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Why doesnt Hillary turn the server over to a third party? (Staffers believe the FBI will leak the emails)

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/4697

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Elmendorf and Podesta discussing removal of emails after 3-6 months

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/4990

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Top Secret Emails Include Drone Talk

https://www.wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/5194

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>Hillary’s people worried Chelsea Clinton sharing information with Bush daughter about Clinton’s corruption & https://twitter.com/mtracey/status/786530411820101632

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/5213

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HRC campaign collaborating and picking board members for a super PAC
(illegal as hell) DIRECT COLLUSION!!

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/5332

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>Hillary trying to get in front of email issue / https://twitter.com/PrisonPlanet/status/785835370013425664

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/5344

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>Huma admits Foreign Interests own HRC & https://twitter.com/WDFx2EU7/status/786200896279486464

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/5469#efmCAtCDf

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John Podesta receives Hillary’s “personal” tweets for approval a few days in advance of the tweets going online. Staff writes them:

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/5479

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HUGE, INTENT AND EXPRESSION OF GUILT

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/5486

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>Biden Aide Sabotaged His Presidential Aspirations? & http://dailycaller.com/2016/10/12/email-suggests-biden-aide-sabotaged-his-presidential-aspirations-to-help-hillary/

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/5690

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Ron Klaine (Joe Biden chief of staff) betrays Joe Biden and acts as a mole for Clinton camp. (Note: Ron Klaine was former Chief of staff for Al Gore in 1999 and was let go because of his conflict of interest/ loyalty to the Clintons) Joe Biden was rumored to replace Hillary Clinton as the nominee. “I am definitely dead to them but I’m glad to be on team HRC”:

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/5690#efmACsAE4

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>But I should say that I would do whatever Hillary needs always. I owe her a lot. And I’m a loyal soldier

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/5705

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>Podesta Documents Suggest Scalia Assassination & http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2016/10/wikileaks-uncover-murder-plot-podesta-documents-suggest-scalia-assassination/

https://www.wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/6008

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State Department tipping off Hillary’s staff about upcoming investigation details regarding her case:

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/6185#efmAH_AJdANKAPC

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>Podesta and Left-Wing Activist Plot ‘Catholic Spring’ & http://www.lifezette.com/polizette/wikileaks-podesta-left-wing-activist-plot-catholic-spring/

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/6293

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Worrying about Hillary’s low turnout at events:

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/6370#efmAU2AWj

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>Hillary team discussed deleting emails knowing it was against the law / >Hillary Campaign Was in Touch with Obama DOJ on Email Investigation / https://twitter.com/mtracey/status/786217317881507841/photo/1 / http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2016/10/wikileaks-bomb-clinton-camp-discussed-deleting-emails-despite-knowing-law/

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/6391

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>Clinton Staffers Discussed Which Emails To Release and delete / http://dailycaller.com/2016/10/12/podesta-hacks-shows-clinton-staffers-discussing-which-emails-to-release/ / https://twitter.com/mtracey/status/786217317881507841/photo/1 / http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2016/10/wikileaks-bomb-clinton-camp-discussed-deleting-emails-despite-knowing-law/

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/6391

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UNIONS I think that John is going to be meeting with Trumka on Friday in DC and we’ll know more after that. I agree that a vote should only be called if we know we’ll get it. Otherwise, its not worth it. I’m also surprised that Bernie hasn’t peeled more unions off. I think that’s significant. If unions like ATU, CWA or APWU are going to raise a big stink it would be easier to do if they officially endorsed. But they haven’t

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/6668

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John Podesta tells Hillary Clinton she needs to reach out to “needy Latinos”:

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/6777

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INTENT: I know this email thing isn’t on the level. I’m fully aware of that.

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/6971

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>Hillary’s own campaign doesn’t understand why she deleted 33,000 emails & https://twitter.com/latinaafortrump/status/786656783666323456

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/7011

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H doesnt recall why deleted the emails

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/7011

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>Chelsea Clinton (CVC) Busted Stealing from Clinton Foundation!!! & https://twitter.com/HalleyBorderCol/status/786678797986828288

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/7136

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>Hillary sends intel to Podesta on unsecured server & https://twitter.com/SandraTXAS/status/786779688744185856

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/7243

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INTENT: Our position is that no such material exists, else it could be said she mishandled classified info

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/7460

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>Hillary’s staffers discuss how there exists classified emails but how they should deny they ever existed

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/7460#content

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>Benghazi opening statement (see attachments)

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/7655

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>Hillary’s script for the emails discussion. Note the bit where she talks about all her security prep that her state department does in this leaked (and possibly hacked) email.

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/7660

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/8396

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DWS/Hillary broker out convention CEO march 2015

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/7741

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Hillary’s campaign manager Robby Mook, to other staff, calls New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio a “terrorist” after Bill de Blasio stalls on his endorsement for Hillary Clinton during an interview:

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/7796#efmABDACG

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>Hillary’s attorney David Kendall did not turn over thumb drive and server / https://twitter.com/BinsackSb/status/785714200609824768

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/7881

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>”The sooner Hillary gets that life is not fair, the better off she will be. I thought she understood this before this race, but apparently I was wrong.”

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/7976

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Citigroup chose Obama’s 2008 cabinet

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/8190

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Qatar give WJC 1 million dollars for his birthday

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Bill got a $1million birthday present from Qutar

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/8396#efmAAGABSAEOAETAEaAGWAGaAHZAJBAJd

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>Clinton Campaign Fudged Climate Change Data – Inflated Emission Numbers & http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2016/10/wikileaks-clinton-campaign-fudged-climate-change-data-inflated-emission-numbers/

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/8440

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8452 Hillary Clinton flipped her public position on TPP after her team discussed how she would be “eaten alive” by Labor

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/8452#efmAH1APRA0NA5c

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From: Glenn Hutchins

the capacity of labor to demand a greater share of profits from productivity gains have been overwhelmed by several factors: 1) globalized wage competition as incomes have slowly equilibrated around the world

From:ntanden@americanprogress.org To: glenn.hutchins@gmail.com

>Isn’t stagnant wage (for the bottom 90%) part of the reason we have rising inequality?

Translation: Globalization is causing poverty and destruction of the middle class in the US and the HRC campaign KNOWS AND SUPPORTS IT!

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/8567

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United States Deputy Secretary of Labor (Chris Lu) sends Education Policy Promises draft in an email cc:’ed with bankers and firms. (Large corporations & banks providing input in US law?):

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/8762

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>Hillary didn’t like ‘bitch’ in the interview & https://twitter.com/karey_donna/status/786773742450044928

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/8961

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Comparing Benghazi deaths to cigarette smoker deaths

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/9101

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Possible collusion with AG loretta. Richard J. Leon, works at Georgetown with Podesta, HRC.

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/9127

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HRC ILLEGAL ACTIVITY WITH SUPERPAC

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/9161

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Email regarding Scalia the same day he died

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/9174

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That she says no backdoor, but then says we need a way in, and then the bad line about not understanding technology

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/9181

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Hillary’s team trying to draft an official statement to congress “has it leaked yet?”

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/9252

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EVIDENCE HILLARY DID NOT SUBMIT ALL EMAILS— INTENT PROVEN – PRESS COLLUSION WITH INTENT TO CONFUSE CONGRESS PROVEN

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/9272

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Trying to hide wallstreet Associations

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/9290

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Hiding 1 Billion campaign chest information

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/9368

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WJC and HRC disagree on TPP. internal strife in campaign on “having it both ways”

https://www.wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/9399#searchresult

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terrorism is bad for HRC gun grab

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/9507

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Proof Obama knew about HRC server. Withholding Obama’s emails same day as subpoena issued.

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HRC suboptimal instincts & Obama cocaine ring

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/9572

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/9545

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We likely already have a contract but given that he’s a friend of Hillary’s and a former congressman, we should probably give him a phone call.

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/9769

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BIG: Pay for play for ambassadors

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/9961

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>tennis me to discuss use of email

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/9997

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New theory: https://vault.fbi.gov/hillary-r.-clinton/hillary-r.-clinton-part-04-of-04/view Go to page 56. TL;DR: Some people make up a shadow goverment comprised of some high ranking people like John Kerry, Jonathan Finer and others who meet up on this “7th floor” where they discuss clinton and the congress

Cool, right? Now go to:

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/10094

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/1702

They mention a 7th floor in Washington which seems to be the meet up place
SUMMER 2010 BIDDING OPPORTUNITIES IN THE BUREAU OF LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS
H offers career-enhancing, Seventh Floor positions in which you can have a direct, substantive impact in achieving our foreign policy goals.

Literally right at the start of the document

SEEKING BIDDERS

They are selling positions of power.

New FBI leaks confirm the existence of the “shadow government”.

“There was a powerful group of very high-ranking STATE officials that some referred to as ‘The 7th Floor Group’ or ‘The Shadow Government.’ This group met every Wednesday afternoon to discuss the FOIA process, Congressional records, and everything CLINTON-related to FOIA/Congressional inquiries,” the FBI’s interview summary said.”

http://www.trunews.com/article/the-shadow-government-is-real-according-to-the-fbi

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/10094 & https://wikileaks.org/plusd/cables/09STATE89125_a.html

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>Subject: History of Juanita Broaddrick Allegations

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/10275

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Cheryl Mills admits that no one likes HRC!!!!!!

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/10289

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>We have a problem. HRC overstayed her case this morning in a pretty big way. Marcia, Judy and I have been figuring out what we could say that doesn’t contradict their 2001 statement. But my other idea is to have women Senators who all voted for it to put out statement.

>What did she say that was wrong?

>She said women groups were all pressuring her to vote for it. Evidence does not support that statement.

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/10359

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INSIDER TRADING? From: *Tiernan Sittenfeld*
Date: Monday, March 14, 2016
Subject: Atlantic/Arctic tomorrow
To: John Podesta “Totally confidential but in case you haven’t heard they are announcing 5 year drilling plan tomorrow late morning”

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/10451.html

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UNIONS This is deeper than that, our union “endorsed” HRC without speaking to the members and when confronted we were told it was a done deal. One of the few unions to endorse Bernie was Verizon…. and they got shafted in contract negotiations. It was a clear message to the other unions that if you didn’t bow you were on your own. Looks like the longshorement don’t like their struggle being used to push HRC’s “civil rights” agenda.

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/10735

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>Goldman Sachs paid speeches (see attachments for 1-3)

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/11011

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HRC/DNC Joint bank account. HIGHLY ILLEGAL!

From:re47@hillaryclinton.com
To: hdr29@hrcoffice.com
Madame Secretary,

…I wanted to get your blessing to move forward with the DNC joint account. We didn’t get a chance to cover that on our call. I’m obviously happy to have a conversation about it if you want–or move forward. I’m happy with the arrangement and believe it’s important to our money and operational strategies.

Thanks, Robby

https://www.wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/11131

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Neera Tanden

I know this email thing isn’t on the level. I’m fully aware of that. But her inability to just do a national interview and communicate genuine feelings of remorse and regret is now, I fear, becoming a character problem (more so than honesty).

John Podesta

Jen and I are in the same place. Trying to figure out how to get her there and best way to execute.

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/11136

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11136 Neera Tanden admits: “I know this email thing isn’t on the level. I’m fully aware of that. But her inability to just do a national interview and communicate genuine feelings of remorse and regret is now, I fear, becoming a character problem (more so than honesty). People hate her arrogant, like her down. It’s a sexist context, but I think it’s the truth.”

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/11136#efmAC0AGw

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Self-Research — spoke to HRC. As we discussed, her definition of what she sees remaining with personal lawyers and HFS is the narrow areas we discussed (e.g., taxes, health, finances/speeches, family) though she added BZ. I shared that HFS can continue to manage in partnership with outside personal counsel (including DEK, HT, me) but that self-research as a whole (and explained the larger paradigm) should be in NY and run by someone sitting in NYC,with which she agreed. We discussed HFS; she wants her doing these areas, vetting, and personnel from a perch in the Legal Counsel operation or the COO operation — RM let’s discuss so it is consistent with your vision, organizational paradigm and goals.

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/11138

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EMAILID 11152 from someone named fwj to Podesta Re: black vote ” The black is obvious super critical. Im hearing the same complaint in political circles that i continue to hear while fundraising. “The campaign doesnt value black folks and takes us for granted”.”

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/11152

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Podesta staffer sends email from Podesta’s email. Podesta has Top Secret clearance and staffer doesn’t.

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/11164

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My only concern is stating the article inflicted damage on our campaign. Certainly true but I worry that if we leak the letter, it could be misinterpreted as us admitting the email controversy in general is hurting us. Maybe we could soften it a bit by saying “…creating a firestorm that had a deep impact and cannot be unwound.

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/11305

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Clinton staffers admitting they have a thumb drive that they did not turn over to the State dept. But they plan on crafting her public statement to imply they did.

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/11393#efmBD1BFy

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EMAIL 11446 Someone named Scott Wallace, likely the guy in this article http://archive.is/9NsDI writes to John Podesta, apparently he wants to become US Ambassador to South Africa. : “I know you must have a million things on your plate, but as I mentioned to you, Elizabeth and Smith Bagley were encouraging me to reach out to you sooner rather than later about a possible appointment in an Obama administration… I am passionate about helping South Africa achieve its full promise, and see its upcoming elections and the next couple of years as critical to the health of its democracy. It has become my second country, and I would be deeply honored to be considered to represent President Obama as ambassador there.” He also has a plan B: “Of course, if it is determined that there are other areas where my background may be better put to use, I am happy to discuss them as well. .. My full CV is attached.”

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/11446#efmAVuAWxAZAAac

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Clinton foundation discussing sharing office space with Goldman Sachs in 2011.

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/11457

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“I joined a phone bank last night calling Virginia voters – nearly all of > my electronic call sheets were for people over 60, with many in their late > 80s and 90s. It caused me to have another sleepless night, anxious about > the campaign.”

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/11464

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Chelsea Clinton is a bitch. “As they say, the apple doesn’t fall far A kiss on the cheek while she is sticking a knife in the back, and front ” & “Diane Reynolds” is Chelsea Clinton’s nom de corruption.

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/11472

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Clinton foundation discussing sharing office space with Goldman Sachs in 2011.

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/11497

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EMAILID 11500 Podesta is concerned about a murderer’s politically unfortunate name : “NBC News now reporting a US citizen named Sayeed Farouk believed to be one of the people involved in the shooting.” Podesta responds: “Better if a guy named Sayeed Farouk was reporting that a guy named Christopher Hayes was the shooter.”

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/11500

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11525 Hillary campaign talking about manipulating Reddit and discusses possible ways to exploit Reddit for their benefit : “Our other option is Reddit, which has an extremely vocal core of LGBT members, but I would prioritize this Facebook group, which is the largest LGBT community of Hillary’s supporters I know. These are friendlies, they are already carrying water for us making sure the apology is out there, and they firmly sit in groups 1 and 2 that Dom identified. Whatever we did to send our LGBT talking points to folks has really worked, they are popping up everywhere on the supporter Facebook groups.

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/11525#efmJEMJMC

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Maybe she could do Funny or Die w/ Meyl Streep w/ the Galyfinakis (can’t spell his name for he life of me) w it her. That would be Hilarious! And I still think she should do Season Opening of SNL. She hates this shit, but at the end of the day, nothing will move her personal numbers more.

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/11539

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Covering up the hiring of Robby Mook. “Yes. We need to kill that baby in the cradle.”

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/11563

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EMAILID 11563 #HillarysHealth might be really bad : “Have you talked with her at all about taxes and health? I’m know both are hyper sensitive but I wonder if both are better dealt with very early so we control them”

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/11563

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HRC campaign distorting HRC true health. “Have you talked with her at all about taxes and health? I’m know both are hyper sensitive but I wonder if both are better dealt with very early so we control them–rather than responding to calls for transparency.”

https://www.wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/11563

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In the last 48 hours a) Hillary and her campaign have begun to question Bernie’s integrity and b) older feminists are beginning a civil war against younger women with idiot comments such as younger women support Bernie to get laid. What would be the reaction if Bill Clinton, George Bush or Harry Reid comments such as this? Or that younger women must support Hillary for the sole reason that she is a woman?

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/11580

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The idea of the campaign for the candidate who could become the first woman president initiating a civil war between older women and younger women over her candidacy is political malpractice that leaves me speechless.

My phone is ringing off the hook with establishment Democrats who she thinks support her, who are appalled and alarmed by the kind of campaign she is running….more than one of them has said I could quote them by name, that’s how appalled and alarmed they are, and I told them to calm down and tell the Clintons directly what they think, but not go public right now….

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/11580

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11915 Big discussion inside the Hillary campaign whether to take money from people who are registered as “foreign agents” according to the FARA, the Foreign Agents Registration Act. The final decision? taking the money from foreign agents: “Hi all – we do need to make a decision on this ASAP as our friends who happen to be registered with FARA are already donating and raising.” Robby Mook-“I’m ok just taking the money and dealing with any attacks. Are you guys ok with that?” Palmieri “Take the money!!”

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/11915#efmAvrAx1

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HILLARY CLINTON CAMPAIGN FOUND TAKING BRIBES FROM FOREIGN POWERS TO FUND HER ELECTION. THIS IS TREASON AND DISQUALIFIES HER FROM BEING ELECTED TO OFFICE BY UNITED STATES FEDERAL LAW.

FBI IS IN ABSOLUTE SHITFACED TURMOIL OVER THE FACT THAT THE FBI DIRECTOR COMEY ACTUALLY LET HILLARY GO WHEN THE ACTUAL AGENTS WORKING ON THE CASE HAD MASSES OF RESEARCH AND EVIDENCE AGAINST HER. THE ENTIRE ORGANIZATION FEELS SO BETRAYED THEY’RE SEEKING TO REMOVE THE DIRECTOR FROM HIS POSITION.

http://spectator.org/former-u-s-attorney-agents-see-fbi-chief-comey-as-a-dirty-cop/
AND LAST BUT CERTAINLY NOT LEAST. CATHY O’BRIEN, RECORDED IN 1996 WITH CLAIMS THAT SHE WAS TIED UP AND BOUND AS A 9 YEAR OLD GIRL, AND FORCED TO PERFORM ORAL SEXUAL ACTS UPON HILLARY CLINTON. SHE EVEN WROTE A FUCKING BOOK ABOUT FULL OF COURT RECORDS TO BACK UP EVERY STATEMENT SHE’S MADE.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-SSa9tTa0-k [Embed] [Embed]
https://www.amazon.com/Access-Denied-Reasons-National-Security/dp/096601653X

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/11915

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One of the foreign donors mentioned in the mail (only 23 listed of the 300+ donors):

“The Following Up and Recovering of the Libyan Looted and Disguised Funds of the Transitional Government of Libya, through Washington African Consulting Group, Inc (12/3/14 – Current)”

Washington African Consulting Group was appointed by the Libyan transitional government (installed by the USA probably) to recover all Gadaffi’s gold and money.

This money is now finding it’s way back into Hillary’s pocket.

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/11915

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HRC Campaign & DNC breaking law regarding coordination with Super PACs

Rigging the Election Part I 10:59-11:04 Zulema Rodriguez says “I just had a call with the campaign and the DNC. Everyday at one o’clock.” https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5IuJGHuIkzY

“…Everyday at one o’clock.”

Wikileaks email id 12012 RE: Reminder — Trump Rapid Response/Bracketing Call — Today – Tues – May17 – 1PM Eastern (Thread was started by Bob Creamer and look at the others copied on it) https://wikileaks.org/dnc-emails/emailid/12012

‘1PM Eastern’

So much for the double blind.

https://m.reddit.com/r/The_Donald/comments/58f9kx/i_just_discovered_more_proof_verifying_statements/?sort=confidence&utm_source=mweb_redirect&compact=true

https://wikileaks.org/dnc-emails/emailid/12012

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12105 Memo revealing they were discussing the testimony of Cheryl Mills in meetings It must have been highly important to keep all of their stories straight, properly vetted and discussed. : “Please see below for today’s 8am meeting agenda. Also, please note that this meeting should last a full hour” Lists items to talk about “Timing of Focus Groups re Debate Prep” “8/31 Email Release” “Jake/Cheryl Testimony”.

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/12105#efmAC4ADoAHvAIE

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BONNER GROUP: Contributions from Linda Pritzer show up as $700,000 in the attached Excel sheet, but the FEC data shows no contributions in 2015 or 2016. Are they laundering money through the Bonner group?? This email is dated from 2008, thats why it doesn’t show up in 2015 or 2016.

Anything you’ve seen about The Bonner Group outside of wikileaks originated from me. I’ve been researching them and David Brock’s groups since July, and opened up a site to house my findings in September.

Relevant Bonner Articles:

They aren’t properly registered to solicit funds ANYWHERE: http://www.thecitizensaudit.com/2016/09/17/correct-the-record-unregistered-solicitation/

(remember how Trump Foundation was barred from raising funds in New York because they weren’t properly registered? That’s what’s happening with the Bonner Group, but in every state.)

Bonner Group Laundering Money through CTR and Brock’s organizations: http://www.thecitizensaudit.com/2016/09/19/money-laundering-david-brock/

Bonus Article

An explainer on Super PACs and what Coordination means. Don’t just repeat a talking point – become educated on WHY something is illegal. http://www.thecitizensaudit.com/2016/10/16/super-pac-coordination-an-explainer/

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/12194

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Current commitment sheet from Bonner Group, sent to Podesta and Brock

$1.7c4 and $400K c3 so far with about 60 people left to decide

edit: attached is a spreadsheet of names, numbers, and amounts of money to PA, MMFA, and CAP.

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/12194

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UNIONS Big Labor Update. HUGE Update on Union efforts by HRC campaign.

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/12223

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Seems clear that Clinton’s campaign was gearing up big-time as early as December 2014. Is this a massive breach of FEC rules? “From: Robert Mook robbymook@gmail.com Sent: Wednesday, December 17, 2014 8:01:13 PM To: Huma Abedin Cc: John Podesta; Cheryl Mills Subject: Re: Update We had a good meeting today to ratify the research plan and discuss staffing structure and talent. Few things to report out:”

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/12245

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– George Soros team purchasing things for Podesta like tickets, etc. in attachment

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/12247

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– initial polling on what positions they should publicly take

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/12256

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Nomi Prins: The Clintons and Their Banker Friends

No matter what spin is used for campaigning purposes, the idea that a critical distance can be maintained between the White House and Wall Street is naïve given the multiple channels of money and favors that flow between the two. It is even more improbable, given the history of connections that Hillary Clinton has established through her associations with key bank leaders in the early 1990s, during her time as a senator from New York, and given their contributions to the Clinton foundation while she was secretary of state. At some level, the situation couldn’t be less complicated: her path aligns with that of the country’s most powerful bankers. If she becomes president, that will remain the case

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/12297

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EMAILID 12342 Tina Flournoy alerts John Podesta to a document that’s being released. There is some concern that Bill Clinton said something that could hurt the campaign. She sends it over as a PDF. It’s an old meeting between Blair and Clinton. Clinton talks about pretty much hating the refugees saying “on another level I don’t want any”: “Bill Clinton: I understand the problem. On the other hand, we have to take enough pressure of Macedonia and Albania so they don’t close the borders to keep their countries from coming apart. Talk to your folks. On one level, I’d like to take 100 thousand and put them in America tomorrow and run the risk of saying people don’t want to go home.** On another level, I don’t want any. They might like it here and not want to leave.**

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/12342

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EMAILID 12393 Neera Tanden and John Podesta. They realize the email deletion will hurt them but they have no idea how much. They think it will quickly pass “I mean, they will go after the deleting of the private emails…but at some point, this just will have to run out of steam, especially as they see minimal electoral consequence. ” Podesta said “They will go after the server but that takes us back to Benghazi which is good for us”

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/12393

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EMAILID 12393 Neera Tanden and John Podesta. They realize the email deletion will hurt them but they have no idea how much. They think it will quickly pass “I mean, they will go after the deleting of the private emails…but at some point, this just will have to run out of steam, especially as they see minimal electoral consequence. ” Podesta said “They will go after the server but that takes us back to Benghazi which is good for us”

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/12393

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EMAILID 12393 They hope the emails will distract from Benghazi: They will go after the server but that takes us back to Benghazi which is good for us.

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/12393

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EMAILID 12393 Neera Tanden and John Podesta. They realize the email deletion will hurt them but they have no idea how much. They think it will quickly pass “I mean, they will go after the deleting of the private emails…but at some point, this just will have to run out of steam, especially as they see minimal electoral consequence. ” Podesta said “They will go after the server but that takes us back to Benghazi which is good for us”

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/12393

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EMAILID 12401 This seems big. Chelsea Clinton provides a list of concerns to the staff including John Podesta. Apparently several cases of surveillance and spying was going on between the employees. All of the names of persons will need to be identified and followed up on. There is a lot of information in just this one email: “Ilya physically saw/caught Justin a couple of days ago reading his bberry and loading the same spyware onto his computer that he loaded onto Bari’s computer” “- my father was told today of explicit examples at CGI of Doug/ Teneo pushing for – and receiving – free memberships – and of multiple examples of Teneo ‘hustling’ business at CGI – and of people now having quit at CGI” “- Ilya believes Hannah and Justin have taken significant sums of money from my parents personally – some in expenses – cars, etc. – and others directly”

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/12401#efmAXHAZp

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HRC Sick????????? “Two benefits of this revised plan – we have a better sense of press reactions before having her sit down and it is more time for her to be in right head space. Given where she is now, I don’t think it is realistic to expect that an interview on Monday would go well. Do also think there is a value in having staff take first round of questions on this.”

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/12414

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More evidence that Clinton staffers kept the most nefarious stuff they were doing off the written email record. “Subject: Sharpton Very good straightforward meeting. Rather download on a call.”

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/12510

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EMAILID 12539 Philippe Reines admits to the following about Hillary Clinton’s emails March 2015 : “To be clear, there are and will likely remain only two parties who can release the full 55k: State and us. Nobody else will have them. Gowdy will only end up with what’s relevant to his committee, which won’t grow that much beyond what he has. Probably not get anywhere close to 500.”

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/12539

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EMAILID 12539 Philippe Reines admits to the following about Hillary Clinton’s emails Marhc 2015 : “To be clear, there are and will likely remain only two parties who can release the full 55k: State and us. Nobody else will have them. Gowdy will only end up with what’s relevant to his committee, which won’t grow that much beyond what he has. Probably not get anywhere close to 500.”

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/12539

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State Dept. DOES have all of Hillary’s emails!!

To be clear, there are and will likely remain only two parties who can release the full 55k: State and us. Nobody else will have them. Gowdy will only end up with what’s relevant to his committee, which won’t grow that much beyond what he has. Probably not get anywhere close to 500.

If State had all her emails as of “Date: 2015-03-17 16:26” then either they still have them OR the *State Department Erased Hillary’s Emails As Well

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/12539

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EMAILID 12539 Philippe Reines admmits to the following about Hillary Clinton’s emails March 2015 : “To be clear, there are and will likely remain only two parties who can release the full 55k: State and us. Nobody else will have them. Gowdy will only end up with what’s relevant to his committee, which won’t grow that much beyond what he has. Probably not get anywhere close to 500.”

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/12539

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Can’t send it securely? fuck it, change the header.

https://wikileaks.org/clinton-emails/emailid/12605

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Pay4play letters

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fake craigslist post created by HRC team for “Trump Jobs” & “grope under the table ”

https://wikileaks.org/dnc-emails/emailid/12803

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EMAILID 12811 Cheryl Mills sends out an article to Podesta and several others “Aide who accused Bill Clinton of groping her in White House claims ‘Hillary Clinton IS the war on women … she enabled his behavior’ Kathleen Willey claims President Clinton forced himself on her in a study near the Oval Office in 1993, insists that Hillary ‘enabled his behavior’ and then conducted a campaign to discredit her.” Tina Flournoy responds “Saw it last night and ignored it” Doesn’t seem like they were willing to believe the accounts from Bill Clinton’s victims. They simply ignored them.

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/12811#efmAAGAAm

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EMAILID 12811 Cheryl Mills sends out an article to Podesta and several others “Aide who accused Bill Clinton of groping her in White House claims ‘Hillary Clinton IS the war on women … she enabled his behavior’ Kathleen Willey claims President Clinton forced himself on her in a study near the Oval Office in 1993, insists that Hillary ‘enabled his behavior’ and then conducted a campaign to discredit her.” Tina Flournoy responds “Saw it last night and ignored it” Doesn’t seem like they were willing to believe the accounts from Bill Clinton’s victims. They simply ignored them.

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/12811#efmAAGAAm

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UNIONS These are from Nikki Budzinski HRC’s labor outreach coordinator. I agree we should push to keep those other unions neutral. Any word on their boards and if we can lobby members individually to block a vote?

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/13257

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Haim was on his way to Israel today, he and Alex will be on the call tomorrow Laura suggested this call be a check-in, rather than about super-delegates as suggested, I’ll explain offline in the morning.

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/13355

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Clinton’s support of TPP, and and more evidence of public duplicity vs. private corporatism. On Mar 1, 2015, at 4:51 PM, Robby Mook robbymook2015@gmail.com wrote: I can’t recall where we landed exactly on trade. Is she going to say she supports it? Regardless of her position, signing a letter feels like poking the bear with labor to me.

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/13423

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EMAILID 13999 More possible violations of campaign finance rules. Email to Podesta from Minh Nguyen :”I’m swinging way above my weight class here. And I’m 100% sure this out of protocol.I’m trying to land the campaign a big fat whale that can give between $100,000 to maybe $1 million if their ego can be reassured that they won’t be just treated “just like any other donor.With your permission, can I CC you in an email to these guys.I’m work with Haim Saban’s political director on these same guys. If it’s 100% inappropriate I understand.”

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/13999#efmAClADMADOAEwAIPAI3

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EMAILID 13999 More possible violations of campaign finance rules. Email to Podesta from Minh Nguyen :”I’m swinging way above my weight class here. And I’m 100% sure this out of protocol.I’m trying to land the campaign a big fat whale that can give between $100,000 to maybe $1 million if their ego can be reassured that they won’t be just treated “just like any other donor.With your permission, can I CC you in an email to these guys.I’m work with Haim Saban’s political director on these same guys. If it’s 100% inappropriate I understand.”

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/13999#efmAClADMADOAEwAIPAI3

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DAY OF Scalia’s death Podesta is talking with Soros’ guy about his replacement

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/14273

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Gowdy is focused on how her Benghazi emails are self-selected by her and therefore paint on an incomplete picture. He is not focused on the classified email, which is great.

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Did Clinton’s campaign have a mole on the Benghazi committee? Susanne Grooms is/was the Democratic legal counsel to the committee. There are other emails where the Clinton campaign is in contact with her getting info and dates. Here it seems like there is language that might indicate her contact with HRC’s campaign is illicit. “I just spoke with Susanne Grooms, who is resisting the idea of a telephone call. John, I am not sure David is available right now to discuss — is there a number where I can reach you? You can reach me at 202.434.5487. Thanks.”

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/14503

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Evidence of Clinton Campaign lack of ethics in fundraising. Denigrates Obama people of being “prissy” [read: ethical]. Subject: Re: F.E.C. Can’t Curb 2016 Election Abuse, Commission Chief Says There is a stalemate among the agency’s six commissioners, who are perpetually locked in 3-to-3 ties along party lines because of a fundamental disagreement over the commission’s mandate. Adding Elias. I agree with you, John. I think we focus hard on raising as much as we can and then throw the kitchen sink at everyone who we believe steps over the line, understanding that has limited impact. On May 3, 2015, at 5:55 PM, John Podesta wrote: I have no magic solutions other than execution. Elias may have some legal ideas to slow them down. We have 3 things we have to do. Raise the primary $ by expanding the bundler network. Get Priorities functional. Use this to scare our people into giving bigger sums. We may need to get WJC into the mix sooner. We should also ask BHO to do more in light of this, although they are kind of prissy about how they approach this.

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/14580

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Podesta discussing how to skirt campaign finance law and the FEC. Option proposed: ‘there is one legal tool we could use that might slow them down. The law has a little noticed or used provision that says that if a complaint has been filed and it is either dismissed or not acted upon within 120 days the entity that filed the complaint can sue the FEC to force it to proceed with enforcement. If the FEC fails to move forward, then the complainant is permitted to bring their own lawsuit to enforce the law directly. IF it were announced that this was the path we intended to take, it would both make news and perhaps give pause to the groups.” FURTHER PROOF OF COORDINATION BETWEEN HRC CAMPAIGN AND DNC: “Is this something we want to push forward? If so, would we want the DNC to do it? The campaign? Or would we prefer it be done externally?”

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EMAILID 15000 Glenn Ivey and Cheryl Mills discuss their dreams of abolishing the Benghazi Committee, which uncovered much of the information that lead to the Clinton email scandal.

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There’s a lot of work on this on both sides of the Capitol” TO ABOLISH THE BENGHAZI COMMITTEE

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EMAILID 15000 Glenn Ivey and Cheryl Mills discuss their dreams of abolishing the Benghazi Committee, which uncovered much of the information that lead to the Clinton email scandal.

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/15000

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And here’s more evidence of the “non-existence” of the Clinton campaign prior to her announcement. Notice the “we haven’t been ‘hired'” instead of truthfully “we haven’t been hired.” (no quotes) “The other thing we’d need to be very careful about from a compliance perspective is that we are volunteering to help her make a final decision. We haven’t been “hired” and she hasn’t decided to run. It’s very important we make that clear.”

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/15014

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EMAILID 15202 Robby Mook the campaign manager Mentioning the Priorities super PAC (just busted for illegal coordination by the latest O’Keefe video)

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/15202

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EMAILID 15202 Robby Mook the campaign manager Mentioning the Priorities super PAC (just busted for illegal coordination by the latest O’Keefe video)

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/15202

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EMAILID 15202 Robby Mook the campaign manager Mentioning the Priorities super PAC (just busted for illegal coordination by the latest O’Keefe video)

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/15202

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…The other is that the press as a whole doesn’t like Clinton very much (and the feeling is mutual), so there’s a bias toward believing that the public feels the same way. So somehow her campaign is struggling even when it’s winning, and polls that show her winning are reported as showing her losing

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/15387

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Quinnipac poll showing HRC winning. Ample evidence is now available that polling orgs are shilling for HRC and are outright oversampling groups to get favorable results (See: https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/15442). …The other is that the press as a whole doesn’t like Clinton very much (and the feeling is mutual)…

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/15387

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Dinner @ Soros home
Look at the attachments… New America… controlling narrative

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/15455

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John Podesta’s real opinion on Senator Bernard Sanders: ” that doofus Bernie” This email also contains some thoughts of Democrat Edwards Tanden about Republicans. He seems like a truly sick individual, completely consumed by hatred in his heart. Tanden about all Rebuplicans: ” If they don’t cooperate then it is no longer hyperbole to say that they are truly enemies of the state, enemies of the world.” Edwards also states: “I’m totally one hundred percent for Hillary because if any one of these bozos makes it to the White House, then we’ll have a revolution on our hands.” NOTE: Note that Edwards Tanden definitely includes Bernie in the “bozos”, because he is directly replying here to a question about Bernie. Neera Tanden wasn’t actually bothered by any of the above because she proudly forwarded the hate speech about Republicans and the insult to Bernie to John Podesta.

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/15464#efmAWQAW-

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Asking someone to intervene when Ben Jealous wants to endorse Bernie

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/15465

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Have her keep her cool. These incompetent bastards are baiting her , embarressing and disrepectful.”

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/15518

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Hillary herself acknowledges they shouldn’t “be seen” meddling in Convention CEO hire even tho Debbie hired one without consulting them.

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/15531

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Flipping out over DWS not consulting them for her Convention CEO appointment. And then saying how she needs to understand how to play ball with them

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/15531

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Hillary has nothing good to say about LGBT- So they have to script everything she says to them

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/15536

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This eerily sounds similar to what Trump just proposed just yesterday. Too bad she’s done the full opposite on these ‘rules’.

Subject: Corruption agenda A government not for the rich and powerful but accountable to you is the best frame from our research.

1 no one from Wall Street will serve in her admin

End the legalized bribery today. If you take a campaign contribution and change a law because of that, go to jail. She has never done that. No one else should either.

End practice of revolving door of members or anyone in admin. 5 yr bans maybe. I don’t know what it is now. If you regulate an industry, can’t go in to it later if you work for her. All will sign a pledge.

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/15577

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Podesta being asked to meet with Soros.

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/15585

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Podesta being asked to meet with Soros.

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/15922

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Diversity is a tactic, not a value
Can you call Larry and see what minorities he would put in top tier? Could be an asian. I know this isn’t Larry’s taste, but better if a woman

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/16031

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More from Hillary herself: in a discussion of the Obamacare Cadillac Tax she says “we have to be careful the R version passes which begins the unraveling of he ACA”.

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/16070

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Apparently Hillary said something on Rachel (Maddow?) about a pressing amendment to DOMA that (according to team) was incorrect, ie not factual. The team know she won’t go back on it, say she’s wrong. Hillary’s incorrect statement has upset LGBT supporters, the team is getting blowback. They’re trying to work out how to spin it. Since THEY know she won’t go back on THIS and they say she’s WRONG:- It’d be a good thing for Trump to ask her in the debate!?

Someone who knows some history around DOMA needs to look at this. Also – sounds like LGBT peeps should know that Hillary HASN’T walked back her wrong statement, and won’t, just her team spinning it.

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/16088

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From:bdwanger@gmail.com To: john.podesta@gmail.com Date: 2015-08-10 21:00 Subject: Wanger/unsolicited comment

Hi, John,

Unsolicited advice from a pr person.

Hillary needs to learn to memorize the first 60 to 90 seconds of prepared remarks.

Just saw her on the news talking about Trump and his remarks denigrating women.

She had great things to say but was reading from a script which made her looked programmed.

If there’s any topic she can talk about passionately without a script this was it. A missed opp.

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/16237

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I would like to loop Dan and Jake into drafting of likely policy initiatives for testing–they have already provided me some input, but I’d like to get them on calls with the team to drill down on this in more detail, since it’s so important. I know that policy is still a nascent process and will be highly iterative, but I don’t think it makes sense to do the polling in isolation from the policy work itself (since the research should be supporting and informing the policy development)

Clinton team trying to determine what Hillary’s policy positions should be based on polling.

My one thought from the conversation I participated in with Wendy is that her strength is in branding and marketing, using the evidence base in determining how to generate the behaviors sought in the target audience. So I think she has the capacity and creativity to drive the brand development and strategy from inception to execution. I imagine she would rely on the data that is being collected through the polling and focus groups you outline but equally as important, would likely have questions she might suggest specifically be included in the process.

It’s like they’re developing an advertisement campaign for a product, only the product is Hillary Clinton.

I would still assume our budget will be in the $2+ million range per my earlier memo

They spent $2 Million on polling and focus groups to craft Hillary’s public persona

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/16357

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Is Podesta the one forming US policies?

> Dear Mr Poddsta,
> Many congratulations on the U.S.-China climate accord. I realise it must have been very hard given the political climate but you got it thru.

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/16477

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EMAILID 16668 Mae Podesta writing to John Podesta and advising him how to best recommend a person to the CFR the Council of Foreign Relations for a position. The person who needs to have this opportunity according to Mae Podesta is Mea Podesta. Mae writes : I am writing to second the nomination of Mae Podesta to join the Council on Foreign Relations as a Term Member. I’ve known Mae since she was a child, having the pleasure to both watch her grow up and navigate her career, as well as seeing her work first hand when she spent a summer at Walmart with my Sustainability team…. The Council will be lucky to have her as a term member.

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/16668#efmALXASR

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Podesta being asked to meet with Soros

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/17133

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Podesta being asked to meet with Soros.

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/17133

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When talking about asking for donations. but your more-than 20 pleas for even more additional >> contributions in the space of less than 72 hours is absurd, annoying, and >> unworthy of you. Please moderate it.

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/17234

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while we have record poverty rates and HRC campaign fraudulently over charges small donors they “This year, our party will be taco themed-with fresh, handmade tortillas flown in from Mexico the previous day”. http://observer.com/2016/09/exclusive-hillary-clinton-campaign-systematically-overcharging-poorest-donors/

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/17313

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Final q & a script of HRC for email investigation. States ” CORE LANGUAGE FOR ALL ANSWERS” which implies STICK TO THIS SCRIPT! We now know this whole statement is a fabricated lie and the emails were not turned over and were in fact deleted by her campaign and HRC herself! Additionally, HRC states she gave orders to have her “personal” emails deleted: “I didn’t see a reason to keep them so I asked that they be deleted”

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/17338

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> [SECOND IDEA] Strengthen bribery laws to ensure that politicians don’ change legislation for political donations.
>The second idea is a favorite of mine, as you know, but REALLY dicey territory for HRC, right?

Tldr
They acknowledge how corrupt she is!

https://www.wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/17343#searchresult

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EMAILID 17343

Re: memo on govt reform/pulbic corruption Mar 1, 2016 at 4:49 PM, Jake Sullivan wrote about several ideas and their public support:

Increase government’s public reporting so voters know what goverment is doing …66..

Strengthen bribery laws to ensure that politicians don’ change legislation for political donations. 62%

The second idea is a favorite of mine, as you know, but REALLY dicey territory for HRC, right?

Wouldn’t want those bribery laws strengthened now, would we?

Neera Tanden’s response:

This is a jump ball. She may be so tainted she’s really vulnerable = if so, maybe a message of I’ve seen how this sausage is made,

Crooked Hillary Clinton is “really vulnerable” on corruption, folks. According to her own staff who know her really well.

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/17343#efmAFHAHJARzATdAeFAfj

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Jake Sullivan no less, suggests that HRC takes bribes for crafting laws.

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/17343#efmARzATdAeFAfj

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EMAILID 17375 Brent Budowsky and Podesta emailing each other, again. (they had almost 100 emails to each other in the 19 000 that came out so far). Budowsky writes:

And at a major university in Washington, D.C., where many of the kids come here because of an interest in politics and are already working as interns, there was not one student who gave enough of a damn for Hillary to open a booth, or even wear a Hillary button—-I didn’t see one and I was looking.

This pretty much explains why CTR’s paid posting campaigns were needed for Reddit and Facebook. She does not have enough real supporters who “give enough of a damn” to actively cheer and support her. This is why they need masses of paid shills here on Reddit, to create the illusion of enthusiastic support.

If there are secret Clinton talking points to surrogates to attack Bernie—and I now believe the story is true—–she is going to create ill-will that neither she nor her staff can even imagine. ..

What will happen if this continues is Bernie will get pissed off and lash back and I can write the words he will say if Clinton tactics anger him—-FBI investigation and aides taking the Fifth will be among them—and it will not be pretty.

Podesta responds :

We already discussed Castro. Beyond that, why do you think that story is not just a bunch of hyped up BS intended to have exactly the kind of reaction you are exhibiting?

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/17375#efmAAGACw

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If you donate to Democrats they will get you experimental life saving drugs.

Please please call them. I need tthem to ask people on the board why fred can’t have this drug. This drug has been tested with freds tumor in a testube and is efficaous. The drug is in the hospital that fred is in AND this drug is being used in clinical trials on myloma (but fred doesn’t qualify). It’s bullshit. If I am unable to get drug I will take out full pg add in boston globe to ceo and board members. Fred is running out of time. He’s so sick and needs this drug. Thanks so much

.

I’ve worked the dutko, foley hoag and partners angles. Don’t know that it will mean anything given the pressure he’s already resisted, but hope it helps

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/17368

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LITERALLY NO VOTER SUPPORT
>And at a major university in Washington, D.C…. there was not one student who gave enough of a damn for Hillary to open a booth, or even wear a Hillary button—-I didn’t see one and I was looking.

SECRET ATTACK SCRIPT ON BERNIE
>If there are secret Clinton talking points to surrogates to attack Bernie—and I now believe the story is true—–she is going to create ill-will that neither she nor her staff can even imagine.
Like is currently happening?

BERNIE WILL FALL IN LINE
>Moreover, Bernie is a pro, and his inclination will be to play ball if Hillary is nominated and urge his supporters to come around.

HOW TO HANDLE BERNIE
>The way to handle Bernie is to do what I have done in my columns—give high praise to Hillary, emphasize the historic moment for women and her vast qualifications, counter-attack against the Republican inquisitions, make love to Bernie and his idealistic supporters, and co-opt as many of his > progressive issues as possible, such as increasing social security benefits and paying for it through a transaction tax on Wall Street.
She has no policies of her own!

NOONE LIKES HRC ENOUGH TO WORK FOR FREE
>Read the Sunday NY Times story about all the tech wizards doing for Bernie for free what Hillary has to pay for

PROOF HRC LIES ABOUT WHY SHE WANTS TO BECOME PRESIDENT
>what the Hillary campaign should be doing… not negative politics that can’t be put in writing and have to be hidden like grand jury testimony because her well-paid consultants do not want anyone to know why they think she should become president…..

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/17375

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Here’s Hillary’s Brain Trust preparing ONE tweet “from” Hillary on something the Pope said about Climate Change. She really doesn’t have one original thought, all her tweets, interviews, speeches, debate answers are prepared by Podesta and the other minions.

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/17451

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HRC campaign are very worried a WSJ reporter knows she is working with John on a campaign in 2014 while collecting fees and CF $$$. They lied to him.

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/17556

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They have to decide whether her explanation on why she stayed married to Bill was sufficient. Apparently Hillary is such a blank slate that they even have to choose what words she says about her marriage?

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/17700

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EMAILID 17724 Dan Schwerin

Here is a draft statement opposing TPP. It’s long, but covers a lot of ground. The goal here was to minimize our vulnerability to the authenticity attack and not piss off the WH any more than necessary.

Staff creates a statement about Hillary opposing TPP. Which is interesting because while staff creates this statement they admit she pushed and advocated for TPP.

Joel Benenson writes:

But the reality is HRC is more pro trade than anti and trying to turn her into something she is not could reinforce our negative around authenticity. This is an agreement that she pushed for and largely advocated for.

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/17724#efmAAGAD6

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Debbie Dignell (D) Want’s nothing to do w/ Hillary

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/17747

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She was also championing TPP according to Jake Sullivan:

She has concerns about where TPP will end up. But denying potus negotiating authority to finish a deal she has championed?

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/17992

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HRC Meeting With Elizabeth Warren

Huma Abedin wrote:

HRC Health Issues back in Nov 2014
>Like all of you, the questions we get asked 20 times a day is a. where is she and what is she doing?

>Our answer is as honest as possible. We are giving her the time and space to think through the things she needs to think through.

Honest as possible implies hiding something…

>On John and CDM, we say you have been her closest advisors for a hundred years and that hasnt changed. Since we have never discussed this as a group or agreed on what to say, sharing with everyone.

Coordinating stories in case anyone asks

>We should be thoughtful about any group that wants to rent Friend of Hillary list now because there is interest. This is also probably best discussed off email.
Proof there is Collusion among her biggest donors

From: Robert Mook
>And then there’s the press question–not sure how high the chance of a leak is, but it would be good to have a joint plan with Mindy in the event it gets out to shape coverage. Or to proactively leak if that’s what EW wants. Not a bad thing to put out there that they had a constructive mtg.

Info “leaked” to the media without the media corroborating. More proof of MSM working for HRC

From:robbymook@gmail.com
>Will definitely get leaked!

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/17955

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opposition research director Tony Carrk sends a hurried email to Podesta and many other high ranking staffers:

subject: If we get to talk to her on break

Have her mention climate change J

Now just what this could be? Seems very important to mention climate change, IF the staff can talk to her on break. If they update her talking points during the break they have to include climate change in there, writes Carrk. Now what situation could allow for such a break? Perhaps a debate against Bernie Sanders? Can someone look into whether there were any debates against Bernie during this time. This email strongly implies that they used the breaks in some type of event to update her talking points with the latest information produced by the team. This email was sent on 2016-01-18 0:47 (just barely, seems more like the evening of 01-17 in a different timezone)

UPDATE from a poster in the thread:” “View source” shows that email was received by Podesta’s ISP on Sun, 17 Jan 2016 18:47:14 (PST) which is actually during the Democrat debate on January 17 in which Crooked Hillary competed against Senator Bernie Sanders and other Dems.”

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/18329

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Trying to dig up dirt on Gowdy

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/18346

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HRC MENTAL HEALTH “It worries me more that she doesn’t seem to know what planet we are all living
in at the moment.”

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/18353#efmACXAD2AFIAGYAGaAGl

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EMAILID 18353

2015-09-15 Neera Tanden and John Podesta tackle the issue of Hillary in the primary. Is she a progressive or a moderate?

Neera writes:

Why did she call herself a moderate?

Podesta replies:

I pushed her on this on Sunday night. She claims she didn’t remember saying it. Not sure I believe her. We were speculating, that it may be a Don Baer intervention.

John Podesta, the chairman of the Hillary Clinton campaign, thinks that Hillary may be lying to him here. To even think this Podesta MUST believe that Hillary is a pathological liar who just can’t stop lying. Podesta simply does not believe or trust her. You know your “trustworthy” numbers must be bad when you read “Not sure I believe her” from your own goddamn campaign chairman.

Neera Tanden angrily responds

I mean it makes my life more difficult after telling every reporter I know she’s actually progressive but that is really the smallest of issues. It worries me more that she doesn’t seem to know what planet we are all living in at the moment.

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/18353#efmAFIAGxAJCAJm

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HRC PHYSICAL HEALTH. “Well I definitely was able to breathe again when it was over.” why? afraid of her passing out on stage?

https://www.wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/18918#searchresult

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HRC HEALTH ISSUES! John Podesta writes on 2016-01-17. Great answer to Trump, but hard to cram more into her head in terms of quotes to memorize tonight. Still we should come back to it.

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/20000#efmAAGACJ

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Some unflattering points,that we better be aware of,just in case Trump(or whoever) gets a hold of this and uses it in states like Florida where it would be very damaging. In any event need to be ready to answer the below if it pops up in adds or during debates. Not good! Attachment: article about HRC true position and feelings on Israel. She is highly critical of them

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/20949

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Brent Budowsky :

It is 9:13. Hillary just attacked Bernie. I just turned the debate off. I cannot watch any more. She is a slow learner.

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/21074#efmAAGACB

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From: Sara Solow
>She wants to be able to say: “No, I don’t accept donations from private prisons or from ppl who run private prisons.” But for her to say that, it has to be true.

TRANSLATION, HRC TAKES MONEY FROM PRIVATE PRISONS THAT LOCK UP MORE BLACKS/ HISPANICS THAN WHITES. -> THEY MAKE MORE MONEY THE MORE PEOPLE ARE IMPRISONED.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/michaela-pommells/study-more-people-of-colo_b_4826086.html
>More than 60 percent of prison inmates in the U.S. identify as African American or Latino despite making up only 30 percent of the population.
>private prisons seek the least expensive prisoner to generate the highest possible profit.
>Private prisons receive carte blanche, picking and choosing the most desirable prisoner. In this case, they are more likely to chose African American and Latino prisoners; the prisoners of plenty.

HRC needs to be able to say “that she only accepts money from bundlers who lobby for private prisons — as well as other groups. Or that there is some disconnect between the lobbyists/bundlers for her, and actual private prison companies.”

Instead of shutting the prisons down or changing the industry, she just removes the direct link.

TLDR, HRC makes more money the more people suffer…

https://www.wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/21213#searchresult

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Looks like Palmieri was worried about how it looks submitting the same statement twice.

Know I missed discussions today – but this seems dangerous.If I understand this correctly – we are literally submitting her testimony from two years ago?

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/21704#efmAAGAAaAGSAHNAHyAIxASyAVX

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Their staff confirms Obama knew about Hillary’s email server. Confirmation Obama and Hillary emailed. Email is them planning to cover it up:

Suggest Philippe talk to Josh or Eric. They know POTUS and HRC emailed. Josh has been asked about that. Standard practice is not to confirm anything about his email, so his answer to press was that he would not comment/confirm. I recollect that Josh was also asked if POTUS ever noticed her personal email account and he said something like POTUS likely had better things to do than focus on his Cabinet’s email addresses.

https://www.wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/21779

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More on Obama’s email use. Staff is getting concerned about a NYT story, http://archive.is/noszL titled “Obama Says He Didn’t Know Hillary Clinton Was Using Private Email Address”:

Phillipe Reines:

One of us should connect with the WH just so they know that the email will show his statement to not make sense.

Jennifer Palmieri :

Suggest Philippe talk to Josh or Eric. They know POTUS and HRC emailed.

Both Palmieri and Reines are fully aware that not only Obama but lower level staff in the White House knew about the private server and the emails exchanged through it.

Phillipe Reines

Ok. Sounds like people are putting words into his mouth.

This is from March 2015, when Hillary has no official title or position. Yet her underlings are talking about how they will contact the White House to get them to change their story.

https://www.wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/21779#efmAAGAA-ADkAEEALeAM4AM5APx

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TANDEN SUSPECTS DOUG BAND IS A LEAK BUT IT’S ACTUALLY Eric Braverman.

Morning Joe Twitter: A source close to the Clintons tell @ron_fournier to “follow the money” and find the real HRC scandal.

Neera Tanden: I’m hoping someone is keeping tabs on Doug Band. Quote in here is from someone who worked in Clinton Foundation.

john.podesta@gmail.com wrote:
Eric Braverman

SEPARATE EMAIL TIES THIS TOGETHER
https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/21802

From: Ken Vogel, Politico
“Hey guys: Sorry for the delay on these. The story is about the management challenges and leadership changes at the foundation – and what if anything they portend for 2016. Deadline is Wednesday afternoon.”

“11 – What changed between December 2014 – when the board renewed Eric Braverman’s board term for another three years, and gave him a raise and a bonus – and early January when he resigned?
12 – Was Eric Braverman asked to resign and, if so, why?”

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/25357

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/21802

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Not Actually respective to any religion

Teddy Goff” wrote: > >> Adding Podesta here too for his review. I vote #2, but defer to the >> non-Jews on this thread if anyone thinks “amen” might rub people the wrong >> way.

There’s only one thing to say about @Pontifex >>> ‘s bold statements on climate change & >>> renewable energy: Amen. -H

https://www.wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/21814#searchresult

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Prepared Q&A in 2015 , they were already concerned about her health but there is a lot more:

Personal

When will you release your medical records?

• I’m in great health, and I am going to do as other candidates have traditionally done when it came to health records. The voters will know from my doctors how healthy I am!

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/21848

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Talk about skirting campaign finance laws

>One clarification question: In your second option in the document, is the idea that RFH would transfer the list to another super pac, which would in turn to sell it to the campaign?

>You probably saw the press stories last weekend about the fact that there is already a complaint filed nearly a year ago about RFH’s rental of the Friends of Hillary list. It won’t be the last. [See https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/17955%5D

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/21915#efmAqfAthAxpA0f

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HILLARY CANT SHOW EMOTIONS OR COMMUNICATE PROPER FEELINGS / REMORSE, THEY ADMIT THIS IS NOW A BIGGER ISSUE THAN HER DISHONESTY:

Neera Tanden wrote:

I know this email thing isn’t on the level. I’m fully aware of that. But her inability to just do a national interview and communicate genuine feelings of remorse and regret is now, I fear, becoming a character problem (more so than honesty).

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/22039

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Brent hoping they can get Gowdy off the committee
I would not suggest HRC or the campaign raise this directly unless the strategy is total war, but I would suggest that some of her better surrogates might call on Trey Gowdy to resign from the Ethics C’tee….

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/22078

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George Soros’ Open Societies Foundation crafting Police Reform policy

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/22097

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HRC campaign collusion with State Department

From:jennifer.m.palmieri@gmail.com
To: jbenenson@bsgco.com, Jim.Margolis@gmmb.com, gruncom@aol.com, teddy@precisionstrategies.com
Date: 2015-03-04 22:25
Subject: Emails development

Team – wanted to let you know that Cheryl is working with State to get agreement on release of the 55k pages of emails she have to State. The hope would be that we are able to say tonight to the press that we are working with State to get emails released soon. Not sure where those discussions will land, but hope is either State agrees to release on timely basis or we pledge to release them ourselves in ten days/week. Assume you all would agree this is right move?

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/22105

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Podesta speed dating email…. he’s married

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/22197

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Podesta having dinner with George Soros

https://www.wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/22202

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From:ntanden@gmail.com To: john.podesta@gmail.com
Subject: speaking at the banks

dont shoot me but if we lose badly maybe she should just return the money Say she gets the anger and moves on. Feels a little like an open wound One of the canvassers told me it came up at 3 undecideds houses. http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-10-20/clinton-aide-asks-if-hillary-should-return-money-banks-if-she-loses-badly

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/22242

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Tip? That doesn’t seem right.

Someone here just got a tip that the State Department may be planning to release her Benghazi emails tomorrow or Monday. Not sure the source is reliable. Has anyone heard anything about this?

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/22247

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Another juicy Chelsea/Doug Band email. This one accuses Doug of calling Bill on the day Hillary’s mother died and “yelled and screamed at my dad about how could he do this to [Doug] and Justin.”

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/22275

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Still trying to decide what position she should take on TPP/Glass Steagall

“She has to be for TPP*. She called it the “gold standard” of trade agreements. I think opposing that would be a huge flip flop.”

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/22392

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Ron Klain writes about how Hillary called TPP the “gold standard”. This is what she lied about in the first debate. The staffers knew in 2015 October this would look so bad, but they went along with it anyway.

I had to get off that call before it ended, and I also didn’t want to intrude in that group. But FWIW, my view would be: 1. * She has to be for TPP*. She called it the “gold standard” of trade agreements. I think opposing that would be a huge flip flop. She can say that as President she would work to change it. She can say that it can be better. But I think she should support it.

Jake Sullivan

I agree with you on TPP but others (including on this email!) feel strongly to the contrary.

So two senior officials in the Hillary campaign admitted that it would be a “huge flip flop” and they did it anyway because it was popular at the time. Now Hillary’s only attempted defense is to claim that she did not call TPP the gold standard (she did). Weak.

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/22392#efmAHjANp

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Possible another bimbo being dicked by Johnny boy? Their other correspondence seems more personal than professional. She’s concerned about whether her son is going to get to the shelter in 90 seconds before the bombs drop on Tel Aviv. Too bad he doesn’t have 4 minutes

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/22485

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Here they are trying to weazel out of TPP support, it’s not even her changing position, it’s her staff trying to find a good excuse to get votes:

“you have no easy task here but I do feel like there are too many competing interests in the statement. On one hand you praise Obama while opposing his efforts and actions. Then you dissect the agreement in praise and criticism. And you take a swipe at Republicans for creating the environment that drives part of her opposition which feels forced and a way to lesson the blow to opposing the president. And the arguments against are so policy driven that I feel the American worker gets left out as the real reason to oppose it. But them again, beggars can’t be choosers. If this is what it takes to get an opposition position so be it. But I feel this type of approach, while sensitive to the Obama Administration, may get its own share of criticism for trying to balance her opposition and having it both ways. I would favor more of the paradigm of how we approached the Keystone opposition. More black and white”

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/22898

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Senator Diane Feinstein admits to “offer to help” and “be a surrogate” for Clinton in Benghazi hearings. Feinstein is the chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee

VERY CLEAR INDICATION OF THIS BEING RIGGED AND THIS

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-09-06/we-wired-it-new-emails-show-hillary-tried-rig-benghazi-hearings-january-2013. https://www.reddit.com/r/The_Donald/comments/58j7jn/gentlement_i_believe_we_found_it_diane_feinstein/

https://www.wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/23199

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Senator Diane Feinstein admits to “offer to help” and “be a surrogate” for Clinton in Benghazi hearings. Feinstein is the chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee

VERY CLEAR INDICATION OF THIS BEING RIGGED AND THIS

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-09-06/we-wired-it-new-emails-show-hillary-tried-rig-benghazi-hearings-january-2013

https://www.reddit.com/r/The_Donald/comments/58j7jn/gentlement_i_believe_we_found_it_diane_feinstein/

https://www.wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/23199

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From:faiz.shakir@gmail.com To: john.podesta@gmail.com Date: 2015-11-19 19:38 Subject: Re: What did you think of the speech?

yeah, my favorite part is how he connects IS [ISIS] to “billionaire families” in the Arab world. Always goes back to the billionaires. Hilarious. It sounds a bit too much like “our war in syria and iraq is ultimately a battle to reshape islam”. We’d lose that one. But I like the direction he’s going. Maybe you could one-up him with: “ISIS is trying to behead Islam” (kidding, don’t do that)

Faiz Shakir” wrote:
“Really appreciated the Saudi hit on feeding radical ideology.”
Saudi Arabia won’t be too happy since they ate huge donors

“We tend to be overly >> focused on the violent strains of the radicalism. But even if there weren’t violence, the fact that too many who are for subjugation of women, against gays, against Jews and Christians, etc – is a serious problem for our future.

THEY ADMIT ISLAM HAS HORRIFIC IDEALS YET THEY DO NOTHING BUT PROMOTE IT AMD WANT TO BRING IT INTO OUR COUNTRY!

https://www.wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/23240

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HRC KNOWS HER SERVER WAS HACKED!

John Podesta <john.podesta@gmail.com<mailto:john.podesta@gmail.com wrote:
Reluctant to go there. Makes it seem like she consciously went to the home server for security reasons which would fall apart under scrutiny.

Roy Spence <Roy.Spence@gsdm.com> wrote:
IRS was hacked. I think the State Department was hacked. Sony hacked. Banks hacked. As we try and close the Benghazi Chapter and the email drip drip. Is there ever a moment in TiMe not to Defend the decision but layout the fact….HRC servers were not hacked. Know this is s naive thought but just thinking.

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/23327#efmACtAE7AIzALQ

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subject:Re: Hey bro quick question.

The topic is the security of the private sever. Maybe they should claim it was really secure and maybe even better protected then some governmental systems. Podesta shoots the idea down:

Reluctant to go there. Makes it seem like she consciously went to the home server for security reasons which would fall apart under scrutiny.

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/23327#efmACtAE6

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From: John Podesta
Sent: Wednesday, March 11, 2015 7:43:07 AM
To: H
Subject: Re: Thanks for helping steer the ship thru our first choppy waters.
“I think you have a funky server.”

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/23344

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Seems they were knowingly already prepping for a campaign in JAN 14? FEC violation given she had paid speeches after?

” … it will get reported if someone talks as a political meeting rather than one designed to preserve her options”

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/23363#efmAMtAOaAZJAcG

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“We recommend not engaging on specific questions related to 1) donors; 2) implementation of the MOU; or 3) HRC’s knowledge of donors to the foundation. These are rabbit holes.” The Clinton Foundation Memorandum of Understanding. When Clinton becamse Sec of State Obama made her sign the attached document. She agreed that there wouldn’t even be the appearance of a conflict of interest between her job at State and the donor’s to the foundation.

https://www.judicialwatch.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Clinton-Inc-December-3-2013-production-pg-2-6.pdf

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/23539

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EMAILD The Bonner Group has a question for Podesta

Subject: Is there someone in your shop

Who totally understands “executive orders”. It is to answer a very big donors questions

Podesta responds within 2 hours “of course” to put the “very big donors” mind at ease.

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/23845

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HRC CAMPAIGN ACKNOWLEDGES SHE DELETED HER EMAILS

From:bfallon@hillaryclinton.com
To: hsamuelson@cdmillsgroup.com
Date: 2015-06-25 00:40 Subject:
Re: Proposed response to upcoming State Dept disclosure on Sid emails

*ON-THE-RECORD RESPONSE FROM SPOKESMAN NICK MERRILL:*
“Hillary Clinton has turned over 55,000 pages of materials to the State Department, including all emails in her possession from Mr. Blumenthal.”

*OFF RECORD, if pressed on whether we are essentially admitting the possibility that she deleted some emails:*
Look, we do not know what these materials are, or where they came from. Just take a look at them: many of the documents are not even formatted as emails.

Why would the HRC campaign have a plan for responding to allegations she deleted emails if they know she didn’t delete them?????

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/23891#efmASbAUJ

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HRC CAMP USES PLANTED QUESTIONS TO MANIPULATE PUBLIC OPINION
EMAILD Brian Fallon – in the news today as a suspected question planter at a Hillary press conference – lays out a plan. How to effectively hide the fact that Hillary Clinton deleted emails even in the face of upcoming evidence.

https://twitter.com/DRUDGE_REPORT/status/789447550575063040

“OFF RECORD, if pressed on whether we are essentially admitting the possibility that she deleted some emails:Look, we do not know what these materials are, or where they came from. Just take a look at them: many of the documents are not even formatted as emails.”

THE GOAL WAS TO CREATE THE ILLUSION THAT HILLARY CLINTON DID NOT DELETE ANY EMAILS (SHE DID).

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/23891#efmASbAUJ

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HRC CAMPAIGN CONCERNED ABOUT LEAK AND EMAILS

From:cheryl.mills@gmail.com
To: john.podesta@gmail.com
Date: 2014-11-14 13:26 Subject:
Re: remind me to discus with you

http://abc11.com/news/secret-emails-of-potential-clinton-campaign-managers-revealed/394929/

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/23957

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EMAILD Neera Tanden about the New York Times journalists and editors:

“Fuck these assholes.”

Neera Tanden is the President of the Center for American Progress (CAP), and one of the most prominent email partners of Podesta as shown by the Podesta leaks.

This is what the powerful Clinton people thought about the servile media such as the New York Times as soon as they wrote anything but sycophantic praises of Hillary Clinton. In this case the NYT dared to report about Hillary Clinton’s email abuses. Their reaction: “Fuck these assholes”. And they did. They planned retaliation against the NYT journalists. And by now it is clear they got them to fall in line. They never dare to reveal even slightly negative information about the Clintons.

Jennifer Palmieri’s reacton to “Fuck these assholes”

“Love it. Thanks, Neera!”

Neera Tanden
“this is probably very unhealthy for me, but I’m going to war on this on twitter.”

This is the key folks, this is how we even know they were talking about the New York Times. The date of the email is Thu, 30 Jul 2015 20:56:39 -0700 (PDT) . Neera Tanden posted the following to twitter during this time : tweet 1 http://archive.is/PcBAy document from tweet 1 http://archive.is/XLFS1 tweet 2 http://archive.is/tmfib tweet 3. http://archive.is/ItFbj

This is Neera’s response:
“@ron_fournier @HillaryClinton @nytimes Did you read the letter? Is that kind of journalism you practice Ron? I would never have thought that”

But what did she respond to? This tweet from Ron Fournier http://archive.is/UPl2U

Who convinced @HillaryClinton to pick a fight with @nytimes (and by extension all of us)? PR malpractice.

The evidence is conclusive. The only possible target of the “Fuck these assholes” is the servile New York Times, now working overtime for the Hillary Clinton campaign. This is the retaliation and anger, both internally and publicly when the lapdog media steps out of line. They dared to write about the emails. This was the cause for “war on twitter” for Neera Tanden. Two days later Tanden is still angrily tweeting about the NYT http://archive.is/ejqID http://archive.is/gG8gw . There is no other “letter”, just the one written to the NYT. There is no other “twitter war” in this period, just against the New York Times.

Neera Tanden’s message to the New York Times journalists and editors for all to see : “fuck these assholes” . Will the New York Times report this, examine this story? Will they ask Neera whether she stands by her comments that the NYT are assholes who should be fucked? Or will the New York Times cover up the story even though it directly involves them and their coverage?

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/24057#efmAAGABWAFQAFk

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HRC Campaign Position on Trump Exposing HRC/Obama ISIS Connection

“While on one level Trump’s assertion is somewhat silly and superficial, on another its potentially clever because it could possibly lead to a new spate of articles on how ISIS came to be and the US role in it. Frankly, it also may resonate somewhat as well (especially with respect to Obama) because of the widely shared perception, rightly or wrongly, that the Obama Administration was slow to address ISIS and that its resulting strategy is limited in nature and ineffectual (witness terrorist incidents in Europe and the United States).

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/24222

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HRC CAMP DOESNT OUTRIGHT SAY THEY DIDNT CREATE ISIS, INSTEAD THEY DISCUSS DEFLECTIONS!

From:Jeff.Bialos@sutherland.com
To: john.podesta@gmail.com, johnpodesta@hillaryclinton.com, lrosenberger@hillaryclinton.com

Subject: A Few Thoughts on Trump’s ISIS Comment – For What They Are Worth

While I’m sure you are all on top of this, I thought to mention a few points for what they are worth. While on one level Trump’s assertion is somewhat silly and superficial, on another its potentially clever because it could possibly lead to a new spate of articles on how ISIS came to be and the US role in it. Frankly, it also may resonate somewhat as well (especially with respect to Obama) because of the widely shared perception, rightly or wrongly, that the Obama Administration was slow to address ISIS and that its resulting strategy is limited in nature and ineffectual (witness terrorist incidents in Europe and the United States).

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/24222

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H Clinton to Podesta
Huge email possibly classified, definitely sensitive information Note: Sources include Western intelligence, US intelligence and sources in the region.

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/24353

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WALL ST BANKS LOVE HRC AND HER POLICIES FOR THEM

WILLIAM DAVID COHAN >> wrote:

“i assume with HRC looking better these days, wall street is pretty happy with that and with Trump, wall street must be in despair”

From:rwolf@32advisors.com To: jpalmieri@hillaryclinton.com, aelrod@hillaryclinton.com

“You can see Bill’s questions to me. I have become friends with him and can get insights but recall in general he is not a fan of most banks especially Goldman so don’t know his angle yet.”

If Bill is truly not a fan of the banks, then why did he sign into law the repeal (the Gramm–Leach–Bliley Act) of Glass Steagall which gave the banks unprecedented ability to gamble with deposits? Bill signing this into law directly resulted in the 2008 Great Financial Crisis
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glass%E2%80%93Steagall_legislation

The only explanation is they own him as a result of #PayToPlay. Wall St. banks have given $30 million to the Clintons through speaking fees and donations to the Clinton Foundation.

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/24887

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HRC Running for Emperor & Her own Campaign has doubts about her

From:brentbbi@webtv.net
To: john.podesta@gmail.com

“one of HRC’s opponents will soon charge that she is running an “imperial campaign.” If it is the right opponent, Democrat or Republican, the charge will resonate. Probably 90% of the total media coverage of HRC has a negative slant, from her paid speeches to foundation donations to not answering questions from the press.”

“If we look at a long curve of her numbers, there is reason for serious concern if trends continue and I see nothing today that will change them.”

“There is a missing element in her campaign and it is troubling. The “imperial campaign” charge will resonate when the right candidate figures it out….”

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/24584

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THE WHOLE JOBS RECOVER HAS BEEN A COMPLETE FARCE AND THEY KNOW IT!

From:donna@brazileassociates.com
To: john.podesta@gmail.com

“I think people are more in despair about how things are—yes new jobs but they are low wage jobs. HOUSING is a huge issue. Most people pay half of what they make to rent…”

THEY LIE EVERY TIME THEY ARE IN PUBLIC ABOUT HOW WELL THE ECONOMY IS DOING. THEY KNOW IT SUCKS!

https://twitter.com/wikileaks/status/789482865360764928

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-10-21/head-democratic-party-makes-stunning-admission-people-are-despair-about-how-things-a

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/24797

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PODESTA DISCUSSES POSITION TITLE SEMANTICS TO SKIRT COMPENSATION LAW

John Podesta
wrote: “Just member of advisory board if that’s what others are called.”

“Debbie Fine” wrote:
“they are members of the steering committee. i was looking for a title since an office and asst may be considered forms of compensation, but there is nothing that says a steering committee member can’t be compensated for his work as such so we could go with that if you prefer. (a CAP board member cannot be compensated for his work as such per by laws)”

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/25228

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MORE COLLUSION BETWEEN MEDIA AND HRC CAMPAIGN & HRC CAMPAIGN PLANTING QUESTIONS WITH THE PRESS

John Podesta wrote:

Haim [Saiban, media conglomerate head, including Univision] thinks we are under reacting to Trump/Hispanics. Thinks we can get something by standing up for Latinos or attacking R’s for not condemning

Huma Abedin wrote:
“I told him [Haim Saiban] she [HRC] had said something but he says he’s only heard her talk about immigration. And if Haim is raising it, it means he’s hearing it from his Univision colleagues. I told him I’d send what we had said so Kristina if you have that, would be great. Also told him about la raza but he thought that was too late. Do you think we would get it as a question at the press avail tomorrow? Cause it would be perfect opportunity.
HRC CAMPAIGN PLANTING QUESTIONS WITH THE PRESS

Lorella Praeli wrote:
Alex, who works for Haim, called a few minutes ago. Same message- Haim thinks HRC needs to be on the forefront of this… He asked to call him and share our plan and get input from them.

Robby Mook wrote:
Call to action to the groups, ask CHC members to write op eds, Univision interview, etc. then we need to make more news at La Raza.
HRC CAMPAIGN GIVING ORDERS FOR PEOPLE TO WRITE OP EDS AND THEN THE MEDIA TO PUBLISH THEM!

*Friday, July 10th / Saturday, July 11th * HRC Tweet/Facebook post saying she’s looking forward to speaking at NCLR tomorrow
HRC NOT GENERATING HER OWN POSITIONS AND OUTREACH

From:xhinojosa@hillaryclinton.com
To: arenteria@hillaryclinton.com
Date: 2015-07-04 00:49
Subject: Re: Hi
I’ve included a draft plan on how we can go after Trump’s comments over the next week leading up to NCLR.

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/25255

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Hillary donors think there is not enough Play for their Pay

big donors usually have ideas/advice and want to feel like they are being heard

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/25320#efmAFmAHCATBAUQ

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Steven Bakalar to Podesta about fundraisers and big donors. He says Hillary must tweak her policy to be more in line with the donors (this is in May 2015) Who is Bakalar? “Just to remind, I’m the guy who raised $600K for Obama re-elect”. Bakalar writes :

“Raisers are effectively salespeople selling the candidate on the donor marketplace, so their feedback is valuable to HQ in terms of tweaking policy, messaging, tone, etc …
big donors usually have ideas/advice and want to feel like they are being heard”

They give the money so their ideas must be taken seriously. It seems Bakalar was worried that in 2015 the donors weren’t assured enough that there will be enough play of their ideas. We haven’t seen any later complaints about this so it must have been fixed quite efficiently.

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/25320#efmAFmAHCATBAUQ

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HRC TURNED OVER SERVER TO THIRD PARTY

Neera Tanden writes email subject: Why doesn’t she just turn the server over to a third party at this point? : isn’t it going to leak out of the FBI anyway?

Podesta replies: Done so think about something else

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/25341

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Sitting with Soros to see if he approves of messaging in ads funded by Soros, since he is a “right wing punching bag.”

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/25342

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TANDEN SUSPECTS DOUG BAND IS A LEAK BUT IT’S ACTUALLY Eric Braverman.

Morning Joe Twitter: A source close to the Clintons tell @ron_fournier to “follow the money” and find the real HRC scandal.

Neera Tanden: I’m hoping someone is keeping tabs on Doug Band. Quote in here is from someone who worked in Clinton Foundation.

john.podesta@gmail.com wrote:
Eric Braverman

SEPARATE EMAIL TIES THIS TOGETHER
https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/21802

From: Ken Vogel, Politico
“Hey guys: Sorry for the delay on these. The story is about the management challenges and leadership changes at the foundation – and what if anything they portend for 2016. Deadline is Wednesday afternoon.”

“11 – What changed between December 2014 – when the board renewed Eric Braverman’s board term for another three years, and gave him a raise and a bonus – and early January when he resigned?
12 – Was Eric Braverman asked to resign and, if so, why?”

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/25357

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Neera writes:
@JoeNBC: A source close to the Clintons tell @ron_fournier to “follow the money” and find the real HRC scandal. http://t.co/lPTQY0L0o4 I’m hoping someone is keeping tabs on Doug Band. Quote in here is from someone who worked in Clinton Foundation.

Doug Band just became a lot more interesting. Doug is one of the founders of TENEO http://archive.is/ykcQo We have to keep tabs on him from now on.

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/25357#efmAFAAJC

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Information suggesting that Tim Kaine lied and lied and lied. About when he learned about being VP. Eric Mullen says Kaine knew in July 2015 he is going to be the nominee for Vice President:

“Won’t stop assuring Sens Brown and Heitkamp (at dinner now) that HRC has personally told Tim Kaine he’s the veep.”

Kaine said that he knew only 48 hours before the announcement.

article about this wikileak http://www.lifezette.com/polizette/wikileaks-kaine-clinton-lied-vp-selection/

https://www.wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/25445#efmALMAM-

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MAJOR TENSION BETWEEN PODESTA AND TANDEN

Neera Tanden wrote:
“I’m not the diversity police but there is grumbling on the 4 white boys running next presidential cycle. So I recommend rolling out some people who look like the rest of America soon!”

John Podesta wrote:
“Really, don’t you think I know that?”

Neera Tanden wrote:
“Yeah I know you know it. But in case people feel intimidated in making direct comments to Hillaryland, I thought I’d let you know of grumbling I’m hearing directly. But maybe that was my mistake.”

John Podesta wrote:
“Since you failed to convince Danielle, got other top tier suggestions?”

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/25489

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Paul Begala to Podesta during the 2008 campaign. Apparently Obama pushed for investigation into “Clinton’s sex life”:

“My hatred for the Clinton-bashing, hand-wringing, sanctimonious commentariat outweighs all other considerations. It’s okay for Barack’s campaign to push reporters to pry into Clinton’s sex life, but if Clinton says Barack is fudging his story about the war, he’s a racist? Give me a break.’

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/25573

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I’ve got a great idea! Let’s put all our presidential administration transition data on the Google cloud!

“I’ve set up a data room on google sites to help you all share information with each other. Please take time and upload files that you want to share.”

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/25611

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HRC STRATEGY TO DISCREDIT & BEAT TRUMP BY CHANGING AND DEFRAUDING VOTER LAWS

Brent Budowsky: “Best approach is to slaughter Donald for his bromance with Putin”

“The best single move to elect her would be a massive voter registration and organization drive. Expand the electorate so more voters will vote so her low trust ratings generally will have less pro rated impact, and the number of higher trust voters will be newly registered…

…It is no coincidence that this year Trump runs no ads, while Jeb and Hillary run the most ads with little effect. Voter registration by contrast creates real voters and changes—and improves—the playing field itself. There is no ad on earth that will increase her trust ratings or the enthusiasm of her voters the way a mega-registration project will increase her support on election day.” – end of quote

Well, we all know what´s included in the phrase “massive voter and organization drive”.

SEE PROJECT VERITAS VIDEOS:

Project Veritas, Rigging the Election – Part I: Clinton Campaign and DNC Incite Violence at Trump Rallies
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5IuJGHuIkzY

Project Veritas, Mass Voter Fraud, Part 2: Bussing in illegal immigrants with fake IDs to vote in numerous states
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDc8PVCvfKs

Project Veritas, DNC Schemes to Bully Women at Trump Rally
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b24Yq1Ndnjo&feature=youtu.be

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/25651

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“SOME KIND OF ILLEGAL ALLEGATIONS BROUGHT AGAINST WJC THAT CHELSEA AND PODESTA NEED TO ADDRESS “”QUICKLY””

“”A former MF Global employee accused former president William J. Clinton of collecting $50,000 per month through his Teneo advisory firm in the months before the brokerage careened towards its Halloween filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

Teneo was hired by MF Global’s former CEO Jon S. Corzine to improve his image and to enhance his connections with Clinton’s political family, said the employee, who asked that his name be withheld because he feared retribution.””

aj66@nyu.edu [Chelsea Clinton] wrote:

“”I was in London Sunday and did a Foundation event Sunday evening and two people separately voiced concerns directly to me about Teneo, neither of whom I know well…””

“”Ilya has called Members of the House and Members of Parliament, “”on behalf of President Clinton,”” for Teneo clients (eg for Andrew Liveris and Dow who’s coming this month to London), without my father’s knowledge and inelegantly and ineffectually at best and at worse has now precipitating people in London making comparisons between my father and Tony Blair’s profit motivations. Which would horrify my father. “”

“”Sara also told Bari she started working for Teneo, as Teneo, more than a year ago and then recently stopped because she was so upset, partly because of what Doug and Declan asked her to do/ pretend was happening for their clients at Davos- that’s all I know.””
SOUNDS SKETCHY

From:john.podesta@gmail.com
To: aj66@nyu.edu

“”We need to move to a resolution of this quickly.”””

Articles about this:

Leaked Emails Show Tension Inside Clinton Inner Circle
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/leaked-emails-show-tension-inside-clinton-circle-42708277

Report: Bill Clinton Reaped Big Bucks from Corzine Firm Before Collapse
http://nation.foxnews.com/mf-global/2011/12/05/report-bill-clinton-reaped-big-bucks-corzine-firm-collapse

Claim: Clinton Collected $50K Per Month From MF Global
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2816382/posts

Claim: Clinton Collected $50K Per Month From MF Global
http://humanevents.com/2011/12/05/claim-clinton-collected-50k-per-month-from-mf-global/

Tldr:
Basically, they knew they were going to go bankrupt. So, they decided to pay Bill $50,000 each month to show him some love. That way all the money didn’t go to waste when they filed for Bankruptcy. Also, shows they have less money on hand and more of a reason to file for bankruptcy. Pretty fuckin’ shady.

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/25657

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CITI GROUP EMPLOYEE EMAILING PODESTA ABOUT TREASURY SECRETARY POSITION. COLLUDING WITH WALL ST TO PICK TREASURER

From:fromanm@citi.com
To: john.podesta@gmail.com
Date: 2008-10-07 11:06
Subject:

“So, just to review from our conversation Sunday, with regard to the private vet, should we assume we start with the following? Tim Geithner Larry Summers Jim Jones Jim Steinberg Jack Reed Janet Napolitano John Kerry Susan Rice Chuck Hagel”

TIM GEITHNER BECAME SEC TREASURE (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timothy_Geithner)

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/25756

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PODESTA CALLS OUT THE HRC MARKETING TEAM FOR BEING WORTHLESS

Neera Tanden wrote:
“this video is awesome. Did the campaign do it? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8KbyIlruso&#8221;

From:john.podesta@gmail.com
To: ntanden@gmail.com
Date: 2016-02-14 04:25
Subject: Re:

“You have to be kidding. When have our people ever ever done anything this interesting?”

REGARDING YOUTUBE VIDEO THAT WAS TAKEN DOWN:
Way Back Machine shows it was “Hillary: Rebel Girl” : https://web.archive.org/web/20160216222153/https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8KbyIlruso
“Pretty sure this is the same one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0vT2TOMhVI&#8221;

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/25773

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Congratulations to Podesta from the Carlyle Group

Carlyle Group owns Booz Allen Hamilton. A big Defense Contractor. But we already knew BAH was sucking up to Clinton. Although Carlyle Group recently started dumping them (made like 2 billion off of them since they went public – IPO). I believe it has to do with their relations to Snowden and the other recent NSA insider threat. The thing with BAH is that they really should be held accountable for their own problems. Security culture in the firm is lax and they have poor management in that respect.

there was a strong connection to W and HW Bush IIRC

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/25819

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PODESTA LIKES SHARK FIN SOUP, WHICH SHOULD UPSET PETA

From:progden@gmail.com
To: john.podesta@gmail.com
Date: 2014-11-09 03:40
Subject: Re: touching base

“Great, will do. You off to Beijing again or had enough shark fin soup for a while?”

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/25988

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Congratulations to Podesta from the Carlyle Group

Carlyle Group owns Booz Allen Hamilton. A big Defense Contractor. But we already knew BAH was sucking up to Clinton. Although Carlyle Group recently started dumping them (made like 2 billion off of them since they went public – IPO). I believe it has to do with their relations to Snowden and the other recent NSA insider threat. The thing with BAH is that they really should be held accountable for their own problems. Security culture in the firm is lax and they have poor management in that respect.

there was a strong connection to W and HW Bush IIRC

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/26033

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EMAILID 26098 John Podesta admits to threatening a person called “Tad” over an interview given by Bernie’s brother.

subject was: Re: Tapper just asked Bernie about his brothers interview!

“I think i reported I talked to Tad. Expressed our unhappiness in vaguely threatening terms.”

Tad could be Tad Devine a Bernie adviser. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tad_Devine#Bernie_Sanders.27_presidential_campaign)

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/26098#efmAAGABh

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Sermons scripted by the Hillary Clinton campaign: Sep 12, 2015 Dan Schwerin wrote:

“Hi all, wanted to share our draft of tomorrow’s sermon at the Foundry Methodist Church in Washington. HRC is working on this as well. Dan”

Campaign people writing sermons for churches? Is this normal practice? They also want to distribute their campaign sermons as widely as possible. Jim Margolis wants the “script” to get out particularly to African American and Latino ministers:

“Do we have any mechanism to move it to ministers, faith community , particularly AA and Latino ministers?”

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/26106#efmAQdASs

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Talking about the Benghazi hearings

“I talked to Brian. So long as we do not release the testimony ahead of the hearing – it is okay. If we released it ahead of time, the press would ding is for trolling the Committee and we would lose some of the moral high ground we have going into the hearing.”

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/26295

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HRC CAMPAIGN HOPING TO DISTRACT FROM BENGHAZI “PROTEST MELTDOWN”

“*From:* John Podesta
*To:* Jennifer Palmieri

*Subject:* Benghazi protest meltdown

He handled it well although a little long windedly lots of unpacking of oversight action and 83 Embassy bombings. Lamented the shouting and partisanship

From:creynolds@hillaryclinton.com
To: john.podesta@gmail.com

Will hopefully be overshadowed by her protest—in which a white guy protested her on super predators and according to the reporters was rejected by the African American crowd.”

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/26333

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HRC IS RUNNING AGAINST HERSELF BECAUSE SHE IS CORRUPT AND CAN’T DROWN THAT FACT OUT & THE ELITE ARE HATED AND THE BOTTOM ARE IN REVOLT

From:brentbbi@webtv.net
To: john.podesta@gmail.com, roy.spence@gsdm.com
Date: 2015-09-07 13:12
Subject: Washington Post story

Hillary is not running against Bernie, she is running against herself, against the perception that she is calculating and lacks principles and causes and a higher purpose to be president and that she is too beholden to inside powers that give her money and an insider system that voters detest in this election, in both parties…..

Attacking Bernie doesn’t help her win this campaign against herself, it hurts her, stories about others doing “her dirty work” only dirty her and lower her level of trust, and the attacks against Bernie only help him, making him look like the fighter against a corrupt politics of which Hillary appears to part of…..

Bernie is fighting an asymmetrical political war from the bottom up, Hillary is fighting an old fashioned conventional war from the top down in a political year when the top is terribly disliked and the bottom is in revolt….

Hillary is almost universally seen as far too entrenched with Wall Street players who paid her money to speak and give money to her campaigns…

Hillary won’t win one vote by attacking “robber barons” unless she backs it up with substance which doesn’t mean talking class warfare, but does mean taking some policy positions that do not require approval from Wall Street donors….

I was at a university day with thousands of students on Saturday where Bernie had a booth with a long line of people signing up to support him, and Hillary did not have any booth and I did not see even one Hillary button or t-shirt from even one student who cared to support the candidate who would be the first woman president—-not even one!!!

And on Bernie’s major issues, whether they are “left” or not, most of them are majority positions, and she would defeat Bernie by co-opting as many of these issues as possible and not using “surrogates” to do “dirty work” against him which helps him, and hurts her……Brent”

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/26449#efmAF6AMV

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PODESTA TALKING ABOUT BURYING A STORY PRESUMABLY IN NYT RELATED TO TENEO AND HRC EMAILS BEING INVESTIGATED/CONFIRMED CLASSIFIED

John Podesta wrote:
“Ok let’s save the ammunition for the day they confirm the story and put it on A 37 in the back of the local nyc section given that it involves a local resident.”

From:bfallon@hillaryclinton.com
To: jpalmieri@hillaryclinton.com
Date: 2015-11-07 16:43
Subject: Re: We haven’t had a good war with NYT in awhile

“Sorry. I am misremembering. One of our team heard that rumor from the state department. Think it was heather.

Heather talked to I believe Alex gerlach at State, who said they were hearing only one email had so far been ruled out as Top Secret.

Separately, two reporters who were trying to confirm Gerstein’s report with ODNI reported back to us that they were hearing the same.

The rumor was not that ODNI had completed the review and determined only one was not TS and the other was, but rather that they had only reached a definitive conclusion on the one (we think the North Korea email that supposedly relied on satellite imagery) and were still deciding on the other.

Separately, gerstein is still confident the review is indeed done, and the emails are no longer being handled as TS materials, and the statement was only issued last night because ODNI is trying to avoid embarrassing the IG by acting like they have overruled them.”

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/26545

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FURTHER PROOF HRC CAMPAIGN IS PRODUCING BIASED POLLS AND THE MEDIA ARE PROMOTING THEM

SEE ATTACHED FOR THEIR PLAN AND BREAKDOWN

Subject: Meet and polling design

“Hey, when can we meet? I also want to get your Atlas folks to
recommend oversamples for our polling before we start in February. By
market, regions, etc. I want to get this all compiled into one set of
recommendations so we can maximize what we get out of our media
polling.”

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/26551#efmANYARq

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HRC CAMPAIGN STAFF WRITING THE TALKING POINTS FOR HRC ON HER INITIAL SUPPORT FOR DOMA AND ANTI- GAY MARRIAGE AND HOW TO CHANGE PERCEPTION ON THAT

Richard Socarides wrote: “Attached expanded TPs which incorporate Qs like when did you actually change your mind on gay marriage.”

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/26769

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EMAILID 26817 Looks like a bunch of Podesta voicemails helpfully transcribed by an assistant.

“Claire McCaskill: Give me a call back at your convenient on my cell or at home. Got some info about the state department IG. You guys should digest and figure out what if anything we can do.”

The State Department IG (Inspector General) was investigating Hillary Clinton’s email use and disclosure of classified information, including TOP SECRET/SAP to unauthorized persons, without security clearances such as IT staff or a team of lawyers. Giving inside information about the State Department IG could allow the Hillary staff to get ahead of the investigation and run an efficient coverup.

“Andrew Cuomo: I have an idea that I want to do here in NY that I think could work nicely for Hillary. It’s time sensitive.”

This was around 6 Oct 2015 14:20:03 so maybe someone will be able to figure out what A. Cuomo wanted to do to help out Hillary. It was time sensitive. Andrew Cuomo (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_Cuomo) is the Democrat governor of the state of New York and the brother of lyin’ CNN’s anchor Chris Cuomo(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Cuomo) . No conflict of interest to see here.

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/26817

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APPEARS George Soros IS directing the expenditure of campaign advertising funds?

“I think we have resolved the whole question. Soros is fine with Bing giving directly to c4’s and not the 527. Although, they do think that it provides a story that will be even more focused on him. Bing may split his money between media and field c4’s in order to show good faith that he is in it with all the other major funders jointly. If so he would probably give funds to WVWV who he likes and ACORN’s c4 to help with their match.”

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/26837

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HRC IS KNOWINGLY AND COMPLICITY “DISTORTING DEMOCRACY” BY TAKING BIG MONEY

From:john.podesta@gmail.com
To: dschwerin@hillaryclinton.com
Date: 2016-02-09 20:30
Subject: REVISED DRAFT: Primary Night Remarks

“Somehow we should get more punch out of the fact that she knows how big $ can distort democracy.”

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/26846

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*From:* Duvall, Amanda
*Statement from the Communications Director on Subpoena Issuance*

“The Select Committee on Benghazi today issued subpoenas for all >>> communications of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton related to >>> Libya and to the State Department for other individuals who have >>> information pertinent to the investigation. The Committee also has issued >>> preservation letters to internet firms informing them of their legal >>> obligation to protect all relevant documents.”

Philippe Reines wrote:
rather than going around and around on how to release the 55k, let’s just be for what’s happening and use this as the excuse.

Philippe Reines wrote:
We’re on with David. Yes they have everything, but they don’t believe they have everything. But no, they are not asking for all 55k. But nevertheless gives us an excuse.
HRC CAMPAIGN ACKNOWLEDGE THEY DIDN’T TURN OVER EVERY EMAIL

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/26907

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HRC INSIDERS ARE ALMOST CERTAIN HRC’S SERVER WAS HACKED AND THE EMAILS MIGHT BE RELEASED BEFORE THE ELECTION

EMAILID 26948

The email itself has no value but there is a pdf attachment titled: “Hillary Clinton’s emails and what to do about them”

“There is a very real risk that the system was broken into, possibly by Republican operatives (or China or some other country or organization). If this has happened and if there is anything that might appear problematic in those emails, whether or not it actually is, the relevant emails might be released to the press shortly before the election. Even if the system was not broken into, there is the threat that opp…

In addition, there are questions that any computer security expert will ask, such as was the system backed up regularly.”

The official line was always that nobody got into the server. So the private server arrangement was no big deal. No classified information was exposed (other than what Hillary exposed herself to a team of lawyers, IT specialists, aids and maybe a few janitors).

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/26948

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A health issue with Hillary Clinton’s head around 2015-09-26 . The date might allow to look for further information and try to track it down. John Podesta wrote this email to Jennifer Palmieri .

“subject:Any sense of whether and when she wants to talk?

How bad is her head?”

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/27111

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HRC CAMPAIGN TRYING TO GET THEIR STORIES STRAIGHT ON WHY THERE ARE GAPS IN THE EMAILS… THEY DELETED THEM!

“From: Mandy Grunwald
Subject: ‘Huge gaps’ in Clinton emails: Chairman of House Benghazi Committee | New York Post

Do we have an answer for why there are no emails from the Oct. 8 trip to Libya?

http://nypost.com/2015/03/08/huge-gaps-in-clinton-emails-chairman-of-house-benghazi-committee/

Mandy Grunwald
Grunwald Communications”

https://www.wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/27197

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PODESTA AND MOOK OF HRC CAMPAIGN CONSPIRING TO FIX THE DATE OF THE CA PRIMARY TO HELP HRC WIN

Robert Mook wrote:
“FYI–Lehane called me about CA primary and I told him that the operating strategy is to keep blue states late (i.e. don’t move CA). He said he was at dinner with you and was under the impression that you wanted to move it earlier. He’s wondering how to proceed and I said I’d try to get us on the same page and go back with an answer. Are you ok with me saying that we both want CA to stay where it is?”

John Podesta wrote:
“Yes. That’s great.”

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/27238

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2008 email discussion of Democrat Party operatives about the possibility of interfering with the 2008 Republican primary process. From Paul Begala :

CNN projects Sen. John McCain will win South Carolina primary – This is trouble.

Tom Matzzie responds:

Yes, we need to move with some tactics to try to stop him. Ideas? We should take another swing at the immigration angle. I think this is a crisis. We need to ring the alarm bell. But I’m not sure how we could affect the GOP primary? Earned media play on McCain and immigration. Robocalls to suppress his vote? Turnout evangelicals for Huck?

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/27648

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HRC CAMPAIGN DOESNT SELECT PEOPLE FOR POSITIONS BASED ON QUALIFICATIONS THEY SELECT BASED ON RACE. THESE ARE TOKEN APPOINTMENTS

“Cheryl Mills” wrote:
Here is Robby’s List of the top 10 or so positions:

Political Director – Hispanic Woman
12 positions:
4 POC (2 Black; 1 Asian; 1 Hispanic)
4 Women (assuming COO is a white woman)
6 White Men

33% diverse
33% women
50% white men”

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/28575

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HRC CAMPAIGN PICKS ADMINISTRATION AND HIGH LEVEL POSITIONS BASED ON RACE AND RELIGION. ALSO HIRING SPECIFICALLY MUSLIM JUDGES AND ATTORNEYS TO BETTER MIRROR MIDDLE EASTERN LAW!

From: Bansal, Preeta D (NYC)
Sent: Monday, September 29, 2008 11:01 PM
To: Froman, Michael B
Cc: ‘Onek, Matthew’
Subject: Asian American Candidates, Muslim American Candidates

“Here are the compiled lists of Asian American and Muslim American candidates for top Administration jobs, sub-cabinet jobs, and outside boards/agencies/policy committees.

1) In the candidates for top jobs, I excluded those with some Arab American background but who are not Muslim (e.g., George Mitchell). Many Lebanese Americans, for example, are Christian. In the last list (of outside boards/commissions), most who are listed appear to be Muslim American, except that a handful (where noted) may be Arab American but of uncertain religion (esp. Christian).

2) There is only one candidate I thought was a viable one for a Secretary-level job among the Muslim Americans.

3) High-profile Muslim Americans tend to be the subject of a fair amount of blogger criticism, and so the individuals on this list would need to be ESPECIALLY carefully vetted. I suspect some of the people I list would not survive such a vet…”

WHY WOULDN’T THEY SURVIVE A VETTING? ARE THEY KNOWINGLY PRESENTING PEOPLE WITH CRIMINAL TIES OR TERRORIST TIES?

“DOJ list will be coming in the next two days. Judges and USAttorneys will still take about 10 days. Let me know if the latter are needed sooner.”

WHY SPECIFICALLY MUSLIM JUDGES AND ATTORNEYS? THE LAW IS BLIND TO RELIGION, UNLESS THEY ARE TRYING TO SHAPE IT INTO LAW THAT REFLECTS MIDDLE EASTERN LAW

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/28660

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Robert Gates, the sitting Secretary of Defense emailing John Podesta’s gmail from his secret email address in 2008. Robert Gates (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Gates) who served as the 22nd United States Secretary of Defense from 2006 to 2011, wrote this to John Podesta’s gmail address:

“Several items.
1. I will interview Michele Flournoy, Bob Hale and Jeh Johnson tomorrow. I support all three and will e-mail you a presumed thumbs up by midday. ..

2. Scott Gratian called Robert Rangel and told him he was doing all the personnel for DoD and that we should work with him. I just need confirmation whether that is true since this is the first time he has come up on the net on personnel.

3. I really must communicate with the political appointees/schedule C folks here by this Friday about their future. I have told Clapper, Donley and Vickers that they are likely to be asked to stay for some period of time — maybe up to a year — and told them to keep mum. All others are in the dark. ..

4. Once Flournoy, Hale, Johnson, Soule, etc. are named, they will no longer be able to serve on the transition because of the presumption problem on the Hill. You will need to think about the composition of the team at that point.

5. Finally, Senator Levin called me this morning and pointedly asked that names for Deputy and other senior jobs be run by the Armed Services staff director (Rick DeBobes) and Levin’s chief of staff (David Lyles) before final decisions are made.

That’s “all” for now
Thanks for the help.
Bob”

I think the sitting Secretary of Defense and John Podesta are discussing yoga emails here in coded language. If this was some official business, Gates could not have used an address ending in @att.net meaning an address that was registered with AT&T and not the Department of Defense. Right?

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/28923

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PODESTA AND SOROS MEETING WITH ATTACHMENTS

John Podesta and George Soros were having a meeting. As part of the preparation Soros staff is sending Podesta memos to read. The first memo is on Malaysia it is a 14 page pdf, so check the attachment of this email.

“Subject: Soros meeting

Hi John, sorry it was so difficult for us to talk. I have attached a memo on TPP and Malaysia, as it may come up when you see George and Alex. .. In a separate email I will send you George’s latest thinking on the migration crisis, which he is spending a lot of time on. His other big preoccupation these days is Ukraine. Both the migration crisis and Ukraine are part of his view of Europe as falling apart”

The Malaysia memo, the pdf attachment to this email has some items at the end which look like demands that George Soros wanted to extract from the administration. Things such as:

“Dissociate from Najib…soon. The administration should consider a plan to distance itself from Mr Najib. The open scandal around Najib has spiraled out of control and his position is unsustainable.

Demand Anwar’s release At a closed door meeting with Mr. Najib in Kuala Lumpur in November 2015, the President firmly requested the release of Mr. Anwar, on health grounds, for medical treatment in Washington. Najib has not complied.”

Someone who knows more about Malaysia and George Soros’s interests there could look into this. Why did Soros want to influence the political situation in that country in such a direct way?

https://wikileaks.o

Sanctimony, Inc., Victor Hanson [nc – re rigged elections]

Sanctimony, Inc.
October 26, 2016 10:20 am / Leave a Comment / Megan Ring
by Victor Davis Hanson // National Review
Time was, leftists complained of rigged elections, the media paid attention to dirty tricks, and conservatives cared more about results than rhetoric.
Donald Trump, in characteristically muddled and haphazard fashion, said he thought the election might end up “rigged” (if he lost). Therefore, he would not endorse the November 8 result if he found that fear confirmed — unless, of course, in Jacksonian fashion, he managed to win.
All hell broke loose, from both the Left and principled conservatives, that Trump’s allegations had somehow undermined the American electoral process itself.
Not likely.

Questioning the integrity of election votes was a national pastime in 1824 (“corrupt bargain”), 1876 (“compromise of 1877”), and again in 1960. Bitching over losing, of course, is not the same thing as armed insurrection in the fashion of 1860, when furor erupted over Lincoln’s election.
Any candidate, whether feeding conspiracies or out of genuine concern for electoral misconduct, can say whatever he or she wishes, without the deleterious national consequences that pundits decry. Bad sportsmanship and manners are not synonymous with constitutional subversion.
“Selected, not elected” was a Democratic talking point after the 2000 Bush victory.In a speech two years after that election, a now sanctimonious Hillary Clinton echoed those “selected” charges against the Bush presidency. But so what?
In 2004, the trope that Ohio was rigged and thus cost John Kerry the election was standard liberal boilerplate. An embittered Kerry was the sore loser that Trump will be if he comes up short. Kerry’s friend columnist Mike Barnicle was quoted years later of Kerry’s inability to accept legitimate defeat: “For a long period, after 2004, every time he even half fell asleep, all he saw was voting machines in the state of Ohio.”
Let us hope that Trump does not become as unhinged as Al Gore became — for years, the former vice president could not speak publicly without screaming in vein-bulging style, and seemed to be obsessed by George W. Bush in Carthago delenda est fashion.
Indeed, in the last week after the Trump blunderbuss declaration, an entire mini industry has emerged, chronicling prior examples of Democrats questioning election results or alleging past evidence of voting fraud.
It would, of course, have been wiser for Trump to worry out loud about localized corruption, rather than to suggest in conspiratorial fashion that a nationwide cabal was devoted to rigging the election. But then again, we have rarely seen anything like the recent disclosures of pathetic efforts at massaging the vote. Trump’s sin was one of magnitude, not of mischaracterizing the intent or culpability of his opponents: He is right that many wish to corrupt the voting, but hardly certain that in the key battlegrounds they are powerful enough to sway an entire state’s vote count.
Recently disgraced and resigned Democratic operatives, who were in the pay of the Democratic National Committee (and one of whom was a very frequent visitor to the Obama White House), boast on tape not only of disrupting Trump rallies by bought and staged violence but also of busing non-resident voters into Ohio to affect the vote count; they further brag that their dirty tricks are longstanding practice.
Is the charge of voting subversion confined to Trump?
It is now a standard Democratic talking point that Vladimir Putin is trying to rig/warp/undermine the election for Trump by turning over to WikiLeaks hacked DNC and Podesta e-mails. Hillary, at the recent Al Smith dinner, pointed to Trump’s supposed Putin connection by suggesting that Trump reads Russian. When voting fraud is an act of pride rather than criminality, something has gone terribly wrong.
Yet, contrary to Hillary’s debate assertions, there is still no concrete evidence identifying the Russians as the ultimate source of the WikiLeaks, even though they may well be the most likely culprit. And even if it were true, we still don’t know whether Putin is trying to help Trump or just hurt the U.S. in general — in accordance with his serial post-reset angry behavior at Obama (sanctimonious sermons to the Russians without projecting strength is a disastrous combination and has earned the present administration Russian contempt). If Hillary Clinton were to lose the election after an especially catastrophic disclosure from WikiLeaks, we could fairly assume that her supporters — or she herself in 2002 fashion — will cry foul and claim again the election was rigged.
Trump was not quite paranoid in his rants: We cannot remember a chairperson of either political party who was caught boasting to a presidential candidate’s team that she had caught electronic wind of debate questions in advance and would be willing to disclose that fact to the candidate, thus undermining the integrity of the entire debate system. In any other year, the clearly unethical conduct of Donna Brazile (“From time to time I get the questions in advance”) in undermining the debate process would have won far more media outrage than Donald Trump’s rhetorical excesses about rigged elections.
Moreover, the recent disclosures substantiate the perennial right-wing paranoia that the national media are not only biased but also in direct communications with liberal candidates in efforts to warp news stories for the purposes of altering the direction of the election. To take a minor example and an even more minor character: What was disturbing about the confessions of Politico’s Glen Thrush that he was seeking pre-approval from the Clinton campaign for his supposedly disinterested reporting was not just his own confession that he had become a “hack” (“Because I have become a hack I will send u the whole section that pertains to u”), but rather his own cognizance that becoming a hack was both wrong and therefore apparently should not be disclosed: “Please don’t share or tell anyone. I did this Tell me if I f***end up anything.” The media are not worried about their lack of ethics — they’re just afraid others will glimpse that they have none.
Finally, for years, readers of conservative magazines have read daily fare about voter fraud. John Fund has written an insightful book and many articles not about localized voting criminality but about stealing elections wholesale on a vast scale; he has analyzed in great detail the dangers of widely cited voter-registration and turnout abuse from Texas to Indiana. A national debate has erupted over voter IDs, with the Democratic position being that a voter should not have to show the same identification that he does when charging clothes at Target or Wal-Mart.
Yet when Trump — however crudely, conspiratorially, and inexactly — takes up this theme, what do some conservatives then do? They have in the past printed dire warnings of election theft, without worrying about the concrete consequences — and now they become hysterical when someone agrees with their wolf calls in light of clear evidence of media collusion and Democratic campaign roguery?
All sense of balance and perspective have vanished.
Just last week, we were treated to still more media and establishment contempt for Trump’s crude and obscene hot-mic banter — but strangely just as the “sex poodle” Al Gore and the hugger of reluctant women, plagiarist, and practitioner of racist banter Joe Biden hit the campaign trail to warn us of Trump’s low-rent character and to dream of punching him out. (“No, I wish we were in high school, and I could take him behind the gym,” Biden mused about Trump. “That’s what I wish.”) Imagine a former VP Dick Cheney boasting of a desire to fist-fight the Democratic nominee, or Reince Priebus bragging in e-mails to the Trump campaign that he had prior knowledge of debate questions, or Corey Lewandowsky boasting that he had hired thugs to disrupt Hillary’s campaign rallies. Because there are no such parallels, instead we get psychodramas about a Venezuelan beauty queen.
Inciting violence by the use of inflammatory language used to be something liberals publicly condemned. But now taking Trump out physically is apparently a progressive dream, as Robert De Niro (“I’d like to punch Trump in the face”) earlier had foreshadowed Biden’s dreams of physical assault. Meanwhile, liberals strain to find the right metaphor for Trump — Mussolini and Hitler being the most common — while some conservatives prefer brownshirts or Stalin.
All during this campaign, the NASCAR crowd has been lectured on the dangerous consequences of their ignorance by establishment plagiarists such as Fareed Zakaria, Maureen Dowd, and Doris Kearns Goodwin, by hollow men like John Podesta, sexual scoundrels such as Bill Clinton, and by racist slanderers like Harry Reid — with opportune finger-wagging from the ethically compromised Donna Brazile and fabulists like Brian Williams. Such shrill hypocrisy does not excuse Trump’s transgressions, but it does confirm a general picture that our intellectual and public elite play by different rules from others, and their sanctimoniousness should be ignored.
It also remains a curious artifact of this election that many conservatives are outraged far more by Trump’s obnoxiousness, crudity, and rhetorical excesses than they are by Hillary’s concrete record of premeditated criminality and habitual prevarication — especially given the likelihood that on illegal immigration, defense spending, Obamacare, abortion, the debt, taxes, and regulation, Trump’s published agenda is the far more conservative.

Apparently a vicious, insider liberal establishmentarian poses less threat to the republic that does a more conservative outsider fop

October 24, 2016

A Question on American History

Hillary Clinton keeps talking that all U.S. transfers of government have been peaceful.

Am I the only person who has ever heard of The American Civil War or aka The War of 1861 or did all of those teachers lie to me and Lincoln not assassinated????

I’m just sayin’.

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