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  • Case Closed: FBI says Sessions didn't have to reveal Russia talks

    12/08/2017 4:38:19 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 24 replies
    The FBI has put to bed a controversy whipped up by liberal critics of Attorney General Jeff Sessions over his contacts with foreign officials including Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak during the 2016 presidential campaign. An FBI email released through the Freedom of Information Act said that Sessions had no obligation to reveal any contacts with foreign officials unless he “developed personal relationships” with them. AD 00:11 / 00:15 Al Franken should skip the ethics probe and resign over sexual misconduct Watch Full Screen The bottom line: His two contacts with Kislyak in 2016 did not have to be revealed to...
  • Two senior FBI officials on Clinton, Trump probes exchanged texts disparaging Trump

    12/02/2017 1:28:28 PM PST · by John W · 40 replies
    Washington Post via Richmond Times Dispatch ^ | December 2, 2017 | Karoun Demirjian and Devlin Barrett
    WASHINGTON — The former top FBI official assigned to special counsel Robert Mueller's probe of Russian interference in the 2016 election was taken off that job this summer after his bosses discovered he and another member of Mueller's team had exchanged politically charged texts disparaging President Donald Trump and supportive of Hillary Clinton, according to multiple people familiar with the matter. Peter Strzok, as deputy head of counter-intelligence at the FBI, was a key player in the investigation into Clinton's use of a private email server to do government work as Secretary of State, as well as the probe into...
  • Learn from Trump, Malaysian Minister tells ruling Barisan Nasional

    11/26/2017 5:56:58 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    Today ^ | November 25, 2017 | Maylay Mail
    KUALA LUMPUR — Malaysian tourism and culture minister Nazri Aziz has told ruling coalition Barisan Nasional (BN) to take a page out of US president Donald Trump’s campaign strategy. In a report by The Star, Mr Nazri said Mr Trump had won because American voters wanted leaders who focus on bread and butter issues rather than national ones. “The local communities wanted to be noticed and they wanted the government to work for them. People are not interested in national issues. Instead, they want a government that works for them. “That’s why Trump won, because Americans are just fed up...
  • Former DNC head 'absolutely' questions legitimacy of Trump's election

    11/22/2017 4:24:59 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    USA Today | November 21, 2017 | Susan Page
    Link only due to copyright issues: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2017/11/21/former-dnc-head-absolutely-questions-legitimacy-trumps-election/885571001/
  • Who Are The Millennials Who Support Trump?

    11/20/2017 12:49:14 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Refinery29 ^ | November 20, 2017 | Andrea González-Ramírez
    Even though most millennials voted for Hillary Clinton in the 2016 U.S. election, about a third supported Donald Trump for president. Now, more than a year later, a new report is shedding light on what motivated them to support the Republican candidate — and how they feel about the job he is doing in the White House. Spoiler alert: The results might surprise you. About 35% of millennials who voted cast a ballot for Trump in 2016, according to the 2017 Millennial Impact Report. (About 51% voted for Hillary Clinton, 12% for a third-party candidate, and 2% didn't vote for...
  • Clinton supporters cheer, cry at book signing in downtown Austin

    11/19/2017 6:33:58 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    The Austin American Statesman ^ | November 17, 2017 | Johnathan Silver
    For Lulu Flores, it still hurts. “I really feel for her,” Flores said as her eyes welled. “She did not let anybody down. I felt like we let her down.” On Nov. 8, 2016, Donald Trump was elected president of the United States. His opponent, Hillary Clinton, had been considered the favorite in the race. Clinton won the popular vote, but Trump bested her in the Electoral College. Clinton — who met with hundreds of supporters and readers at BookPeople on Friday to sign copies of her book, “What Happened,” about the 2016 campaign — seems to have moved on....
  • Why Clinton Lost: What Russia Did to Control the American Mind and Put Trump in the White House

    11/18/2017 10:38:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    Newsweek ^ | November 18, 2017 | Jessica Kwong
    Fake news tweets and social media posts that flooded the internet leading up to the 2016 presidential election came from a Russian troll factory that works around the clock like any IT facility—except lies were pumping out to control the American mind and put Donald Trump in the White House. The Internet Research Agency, which works on behalf of Russia inside a guarded, concrete building in St. Petersburg, has day and night shifts and hundreds of former journalists and bloggers creating thousands of posts with false and controversial information to reach certain quotas It was "a merry-go-round of lies," Vitaly...
  • Hillary Clinton questioning the legitimacy of the 2016 election is a direct threat to our democracy

    11/17/2017 10:54:11 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | November 17, 2017 | Becket Adams
    President Trump has a gift. He can get a person to reverse on a previously held position without saying a single word. His mere presence in U.S. politics is enough to compel both supporters and opponents, white-knuckled with rage, to flip on a dime so long as they believe it helps or hurts him. Consider, for example, the fact that Hillary Clinton now thinks it’s good to question the legitimacy of U.S. presidential elections. Never mind the fact that she held and vigorously propounded the exact opposite view a mere 12 months ago. “[T]here are lots of questions about its...
  • Stuart Varney Reveals Real Reason the Left Wants to Impeach Trump

    11/17/2017 3:16:32 PM PST · by Cheerio · 55 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | November 16, 2017 | Joe Setyon
    Fox Business host Stuart Varney responded Thursday to news that six Democrat representatives have introduced articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, saying the real reason liberals really want to impeach Trump is because they despise him. Rep. Steve Cohen of Tennessee announced the introduction of the articles of impeachment on Wednesday. He was joined by Reps. Al Green of Texas, Marcia Fudge of Ohio, Luis Gutierrez of Illinois, John Yarmuth of Kentucky and Adriano Espaillat of New York. “Given the magnitude of the constitutional crisis, there’s no reason for delay,” Cohen said in a statement. However, Varney suggested that...
  • Hillary Clinton Says Wisconsin Voter ID Law Affected 2016 Presidential Election

    11/16/2017 9:43:13 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 77 replies
    Wisconsin Public Radio ^ | November 10, 2017 | Chuck Quirmbach
    Former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said she believes Wisconsin's voter ID law made a difference in last year's election. The former Secretary of State, U.S. senator and first lady spoke Tuesday night in Milwaukee as part of an effort to promote her book, "What Happened," which looked at the 2016 presidential race. Clinton told about 2,500 audience members at Milwaukee's Riverside Theater that the state's voter ID law suppressed turnout among students, minorities and the elderly. "In an election, which I remember well, was decided by a razor-thin margin, that makes a difference. This issue hasn't gotten enough attention....
  • For Hillary Clinton, dreams die hard

    11/15/2017 6:24:26 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The Winston-Salem Journal ^ | November 15, 2017 | Carl Golden
    Nothing, it seems, energizes Bill and Hillary Clinton's dedicated band of camp followers faster or with greater intensity than suggestions that responsibility for her devastating loss last November lay with the campaign itself. Democratic Party apparatchiks and sympathizers in the media who cling to the Clintons like barnacles to the hull of a garbage scow spring into action at the first hint of accusations that the campaign team was grotesquely dysfunctional, beset by power struggles and populated by egomaniacal backstabbers. Their latest target is longtime Democratic Party activist and former national chair Donna Brazile, whose recently published book "Hacks" is...
  • Bernie Sanders and the missed opportunity

    11/13/2017 3:52:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Toronto Star ^ | November 13, 2017 | Brian Topp
    In a normal country, Bernie Sanders would have been the Democratic nominee in the 2016 election - and Hillary Clinton would have been his Republican rival. Introduced by Premier Kathleen Wynne and thanked by former NDP Leader Ed Broadbent, U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders concluded his visit to Ontario last month with a well-received speech at Convocation Hall at the University of Toronto. In that speech, he reviewed some familiar ideas. Like the idea that people should have access to health care and pharmaceuticals based on their clinical needs, and not based on how much money is in their wallet. Like...
  • Hillary Clinton's social media campaign aide: 'We were never the cool candidate'

    11/12/2017 11:25:20 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | November 12, 2017 | Naomi Lim
    The deputy social media director for Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign admits she never had "the cool candidate." "We were never the cool candidate," Emmy Bengtson wrote in a Medium post commemorating the one-year anniversary since the election. "It was very, very hard to convince people to 'come out' with their support of Hillary." Bengtson, who started at Clinton's Brooklyn headquarters in May 2015, said instead the team "showed why knowing issues inside and out and never, ever quitting were worthy of the same respect." Nov. 8, 2016, was "the best day and the worst night of my life," Bengtson...
  • [Flashback from a year ago] Numb

    11/09/2017 11:14:44 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Manchester Ink Link ^ | November 11, 2016 | Carol Robidoux
    As many of us know, a dentist or oral surgeon applies Novocain before the real work begins. This is done to induce a numbing sensation so that we, the patient, will be buffered so as not to feel the oncoming pain as they drill. And drill. And drill. Any dentist or oral surgeon worth their salt does the least amount of drilling necessary — or applies an adequate amount of Novocain — to spare the patient pain. The idea is to spare the patient pain. And then to do the necessary work. In life we also want to spare those...
  • THE UNTOLD STORIES OF ELECTION DAY 2016

    11/09/2017 8:54:55 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 21 replies
    Esquire ^ | 11/5/2017 | ESQUIRE EDITORS
    On November 8, 2016, America's chief storytellers—those within the bubbles of media and politics—lost the narrative they had controlled for decades. In a space of 24 hours, the concept of "conventional wisdom" seemed to vanish for good. How did this happen? What follows are over 40 brand new interviews and behind-the-scenes stories from deep inside The New York Times, The Washington Post, CNN, Fox News, and more—plus first-hand accounts from the campaigns, themselves. We've spent a year hearing the spin. Now it's time for the truth. THE RUN-UP Steve Bannon, Trump campaign CEO: When I first came on the campaign,...
  • The Democrats’ dossier: Thinking they were crafty, Hillary and crew deluded themselves

    11/08/2017 11:17:04 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 7, 2017 | Warren L. Dean Jr.
    In January, I wrote in these pages about the Democrats’ dossier on Donald Trump. Much of what seemed likely about it at the time has since been confirmed. No surprise there. Hillary Clinton has confessed. But what is surprising is the general lack of appreciation for the significance of this sordid episode. Democrats have elevated delusion to an art form by insisting the funding of the dossier is irrelevant, and that what really matters is its unverified and unverifiable allegations of collusion between President Trump and Russia. Alternatively, the White House has asserted that the dossier proves that it was...
  • A year later, we're still trying to figure out how Trump won—mistake was thinking he couldn't

    11/08/2017 8:57:15 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The National Post ^ | November 8, 2017 | Richard Warnica
    Richard Warnica: Everything I saw in person, over months, looked good for Trump. But I never fully bought into any of it — not the enormous crowds or the enthusiasm I recently found a copy of the notes I made the first time I saw Donald Trump in person. It was at a rally in Des Moines, Iowa, in January 2016. Even outside, it was the strangest thing I had ever seen in politics. Hundreds, maybe thousands, were queued up in the cold. A who’s who of through-the-looking-glass Americana stretched over the yellow grass while reporters from all over the...
  • One Year Ago Today And What A Year It Has been.

    11/08/2017 7:56:47 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 12 replies
    You Tube ^ | November 8, 2017
    Trump Winning Montage https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Q-xhw2Pixg
  • DNC chair Perez: DNC gave Hillary Clinton 'insufficient and just sub-standard tools for success'

    11/07/2017 9:27:24 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | November 6, 2017 | Andrew Kaczynski
    Democratic National Committee chairman Tom Perez said Monday that the DNC did not give Hillary Clinton the tools she needed to succeed in 2016. "We have to make sure that whoever wins the nomination, has all the tools to succeed," Perez said on Joe Madison "The Black Eagle" on SiriusXM radio. "In other words, that we have built our organizing infrastructure, that we have built a technology infrastructure that's second-to-none, and that we have built a voter protection infrastructure that ensures that the Republican efforts to suppress voters will never succeed. And those are the infrastructure items that we are...
  • Pat Buchanan on The Sean Hannity Show

    11/07/2017 1:37:37 PM PST · by advance_copy · 19 replies
    Youtube ^ | 11/6/2017 | Hannity/Buchanan
    Speaking of Donna Brazile, "She's gone and dynamited the outhouse at the DNC," says Buchanan.