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RNC’s Sean Spicer: FBI’s Decision Not To Charge Hillary Is A ‘Clear Indictment’

Republican National Committee (RNC) chief strategist Sean Spicer insisted on Tuesday that the FBI had issued a “clear indictment” of Hillary Clinton’s judgement even though it declined to recommend a formal indictment against the presumptive Democratic nominee. “These findings of the FBI are a clear indictment on Hillary Clinton’s judgement and fitness to be president,” Spicer… Continue Reading →

Ex-DOJ Spox Rips FBI Director’s ‘Really Reckless Statements’

FBI recommends no charges against Clinton in email probe The FBI recommended no charges be made against Hillary Clinton based on the investigation into her private email server during her time as secretary of state, Director James Comey said Tuesday. @DBL

Andrea Mitchell’s palpable disappointment at not getting the chance to report Hillary Clinton’s indictment was a shameful performance on MSNBC. Fortunately, her guest took the wind right out of her sails and put responsibility on Comey for making one of the most nakedly political statements about closing an investigation I have ever seen anywhere. Mrs. Greenspan… Continue Reading →

Decoding Trump’s Disastrous May Campaign Finance Report

The Trump Nuclear Bomb

The New York Times called it “the worst financial and organizational disadvantage of any major party nominee in recent history.” At the beginning of June, Donald Trump’s campaign had just $1.3 million in cash-on-hand, after paying for the previous month’s campaign expenses. Hillary Clinton had $43 million. Trump raised just $3 million in May. Clinton raised… Continue Reading →

We are so very shocked that Chris Christie’s phone is missing

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie appears at first 2016 Iowa Caucus Event

Well, I’ve been telling you for a long time he was a crook. Just thankful he’s not going to get anywhere near the White House unless it’s on a tour:

Gov. Chris Christie’s cell phone, text messages and emails are missing or have been destroyed, Bridgegate defendants allege in a pair of explosive briefs filed late Monday in federal court in New Jersey. They say Christie’s taxpayer-funded lawyers are hiding information about his knowledge of the politically-motivated 2013 lane closures at the George Washington Bridge.

“President Nixon’s tapes were not immune from a subpoena,” wrote Michael Baldassare, the attorney for defendant Bill Baroni, in his brief. “Neither is Governor Christie’s phone.”

The defense lawyers appear set for the long haul, as Judge Susan Wigenton on Tuesday rejected their motion to dismiss the case, affirming prosecutors have the basis to move forward on their seven-count indictment.

The briefs demanding new records come as Christie is emerging as one of the closest advisers to presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump, and a frequently-mentioned possible candidate for vice president.

Go read the rest, it’s even worse.

Donald Trump’s inflated worth

Trump Tower 02

Clever headline, right? Works both ways!

NEW YORK — Donald Trump claims a net worth of more than $10 billion and an income of $557 million. But he appears to get there only by overvaluing properties and ignoring his expenses.

POLITICO spoke with more than a dozen financial experts and Trump’s fellow multimillionaires about the presumptive Republican nominee’s financial statement. Their conclusion: The real estate magnate’s bottom line — what he actually puts in his own pocket — could be much lower than he suggests. Some financial analysts said this, and a very low tax rate, is why Trump won’t release his tax returns.

“I know Donald, I’ve known him a long time, and it gets under his skin if you start writing about the reasons he won’t disclose his returns,” said one prominent hedge fund manager who declined to be identified by name so as not to draw Trump’s ire. “You would see that he doesn’t have the money that he claims to have and he’s not paying much of anything in taxes.”

Trump is certainly wealthy. But in a campaign where the New Yorker has portrayed himself as the biggest, the richest, the classiest and the best at everything, disclosing that he is less rich than he lets on could be damaging. And it is a line of attack Democrats are already using and hope to pound away on until November.

The case against Trump’s accounting of his wealth: His businesses apparently generate a lot of revenue but may not put much cash in his pocket; He assigns himself a net worth that is impossible to verify and may be based in part on fantasy; And he is selling assets and increasing debt in ways that suggest a man scrambling for ready cash.

In response to a list of questions for this story, Trump campaign spokeswoman Hope Hicks emailed: “The report speaks for itself.” If it does, the report does not speak clearly.

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The Trumps: ‘An Incestuous Intertwining with Organized Crime’

Trump carga contra la prensa y dice haber entregado 5,6 millones a veteranos

As an Italian-American and a former staff member for Mario Cuomo, I’ve been wrestling with how best to express my outrage over the fact that if Donald Trump’s name contained six vowels – like say, Mario Cuomo’s – his Presidential candidacy would be swimming with the fishes; Trump has been in bed with mobsters for his… Continue Reading →

VA Governor McAuliffe Reportedly Under FBI Investigation

Governor, First Lady, SPSHS send off Red Dragons

CNN is citing unnamed sources who briefed “federal officials” who said that Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe is under investigation by the FBI. CNN says the probe has also reached into the Clinton Foundation, but there is no allegation that the foundation did anything improper. Instead, they report that the investigation has focused on McAuliffe and the… Continue Reading →

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