The Rachel Maddow Show: Rachel Maddow reports on how the documents filed by disgraced former Trump national security adviser Mike Flynn to declare himself a foreign agent lobbying on behalf of the interests of Turkey also show Flynn making payments to an FBI official at the center of a Fox News-hyped Clinton e-mail scandal that was… Continue Reading →
Reprinted with permission from AlterNet. Do you remember how you felt last October after you heard that FBI Director James Comey was reopening the FBI’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s possible illegal handling of classified communiqués while Secretary of State – just 11 days before the presidential election? That news, which left me with a sinking feeling… Continue Reading →
That Hillary Clinton was “asking for it” by using a private email server:
— The Hill (@thehill) January 26, 2017
Malcolm Nance took to Twitter today to slam Donald Trump after the torrent of love from Trump to Julian Assange and Putin. 1. Held my suspicions but now convinced Trump is fully aware that both Russian intelligence & Assange elected him. Praise=Pay back. – Malcolm Nance (@MalcolmNance) January 4, 2017 2. Trump was an unwitting Russian… Continue Reading →
Washington (dpa) – US President Barack Obama orders sanctions against Russia in response to the Russian government’s “aggressive harassment of US officials and cyber operations” aimed at the US election. A White House statement says the sanctions are against nine entities and individuals, including two Russian intelligence services and three companies that provided material support to… Continue Reading →
And it’s only going to get worse:
Just when you thought that the Hillary Clinton email saga was over, a new development surfaced on Tuesday by way of a federal appellate judge’s ruling. Judge Stephen Williams of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled in favor of conservative groups Judicial Watch and Cause of Action in their lawsuits against the State Department over whether or not enough was done to try to restore Clinton’s missing emails. After it looked like the lawsuits had been squashed, the appeals court revived them.
In January, a District Court judge had thrown out the lawsuits with the reasoning that both the State Department and National Archives had put in a “sustained effort” to recover the emails. In his ruling Williams wrote that this wasn’t enough. “The Department has not explained why shaking the tree harder – e.g., by following the statutory mandate to seek action by the Attorney General – might not bear more still,” he said. “Absent a showing that the requested enforcement action could not shake loose a few more emails, the case is not moot.”
As a result, Williams feels that it’s “abundantly clear that, in terms of assuring government recovery of emails, [Judicial Watch has] not ‘been given everything [they] asked for.’”
And why does Judicial Watch care? Because they’re anti-Clinton vandals, and have been from the time they were founded, and the D.C. Circuit has been complicit in more right-wing cases than I can count. This is why I don’t care how much money the Clintons made. I knew they would need it eventually as the result of more frivolous, partisan lawsuits. Stay tunes.
The search warrant that gave FBI agents access to a cache of Hillary Clinton emails just nine days before the recent presidential election was unsealed Tuesday. It shows that FBI agents obtained the warrant by telling a federal judge they believed the emails contained classified information that broke the law. “There is probable cause to believe… Continue Reading →
After reading through a lot of the comments on my post about the various pointers to the obvious; namely, that Russia’s hacks were done with a mind to tilt the election toward Trump with Mitch McConnell’s blessing, I see some are misconstruing the emergency here. This is not about war with Russia. It’s about treasonous acts… Continue Reading →
The FBI was reportedly trying to build an investigation into the Clinton Foundation around claims made in a right-wing book riddled with errors written by a Republican activist with a history of bogus reporting. The author’s organization is headed by Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s campaign chief executive and is funded by one of Trump’s top… Continue Reading →
A Politico story notes the possibility that a Republican Senate might continue to maintain a Supreme Court blockade if Hillary Clinton is elected president — with no registered objections so far from Majority Leader Mitch McConnell: A spokesman for McConnell pointed to comments made a month ago, when the GOP leader declined to speculate on how… Continue Reading →