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This Is How the FBI Destroys Hillary:The 10 Questions That Could End Her White House Dreams - Salon.Com

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7. Was any information about the Clinton Foundation mingled with State Department documents? The answer to this question could lead to hundreds of other questions. 9. Did Bill Clinton send or receive any emails on your private server?


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Animae C (509)
Saturday April 9, 2016, 6:09 pm
"Unlike loyal Hillary supporters who view the marathon Benghazi hearings to be a badge of courage and countless prior scandals to be examples of exoneration, the FBI didn’t spend one year (investigating this email controversy) to give Clinton or her top aides parking tickets. They mean business, and lying to an FBI agent is a felony, so Hillary Clinton and her aides will be forced to tell the truth. "

"In reality, Bernie Sanders is the true front-runner, since he’s free of perpetual scandal and performs better against Trump in general election. Vermont’s Senator also isn’t linked to an FBI investigation"

"Although Bernie can win without Clinton’s indictment, the email controversy will most likely become a giant story very soon. With issues revolving around trustworthiness before the FBI interviews, Clinton won’t be able to prevent Bernie Sanders from winning the Democratic nomination in 2016."

Thanx for posting BM

Barbara Tomlinson (431)
Saturday April 9, 2016, 7:04 pm
FBI director James Comey and his agents aren’t Democratic superdelegates or beholden in any way to a political machine. They’ll demand answers to tough questions and below could be some of the topics discussed in Clinton’s FBI interview.

1. What was the political utility in owning a private server and never using a email address?

There was a political motive in circumventing U.S. government servers and networks. Clinton didn’t go to the trouble of owning a private server (something her predecessors never did) for work and private use, without thinking of the political ramifications.
An editorial from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel titled “Clinton’s abysmal record on open government” explains the possible political motive regarding Clinton’s unconventional email practices:

The issue immediately at hand — and under investigation by the FBI — is Clinton’s use of a private email server for State Department communications. Clinton may have violated national security laws by making top secret documents vulnerable to hackers and available to people without proper security clearance…
In addition, regardless of Clinton’s excuses, the only believable reason for the private server in her basement was to keep her emails out of the public eye by willfully avoiding freedom of information laws. No president, no secretary of state, no public official at any level is above the law. She chose to ignore it, and must face the consequences…

And donations to the foundation from foreign governments have raised conflict of interest questions for Clinton as secretary of state,
an office with power over foreign affairs and favors second only to the president’s.
As stated in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel,
“the only believable reason for the private server in her basement was to keep her emails out of the public eye by willfully avoiding freedom of information laws.”
We can’t even see Hillary Clinton’s Goldman Sachs speeches,
do you think Clinton wanted the public to know information about her foundation?

2. Were all 31,830 deleted private emails about yoga?

According to ABC News, Clinton’s staff had an amusing way of deciphering how to delete over 30,000 emails:
A Time magazine cover story about the email scandal released last week reported: “This review did not involve opening and reading each email. Instead, Clinton’s lawyers created a list of names and keywords related to her work and searched for those. Slightly more than half the total cache — 31,830 emails — did not contain any of the search terms, according to Clinton’s staff, so they were deemed to be ‘private, personal records.’”
There was no government oversight, therefore the FBI has every right to ask why Clinton’s staff was allowed to pick and choose (through keyword searches) private emails from others that could have contained classified intelligence.

3. Why didn’t you know that intelligence could be retroactively classified?

This leads to the issue of negligence; a zero-sum proposition.
Either Clinton wasn’t smart enough to know protocol,
or breached protocol.
Both scenarios aren’t good for a future presidency.
Both scenarios won’t prevent legal repercussions, given the 22 Top Secret emails.

4. Why did you use a Blackberry that wasn’t approved by the NSA?

An article in titled “Emails: Clinton sought secure smartphone, rebuffed by NSA” explains the issue of Clinton’s Blackberry:
WASHINGTON (AP) — Newly released emails show a 2009 request to issue a secure government smartphone to then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was denied by the National Security Agency.
A month later, she began using private email accounts accessed through her BlackBerry to exchange messages with her top aides.

“We began examining options for (Secretary Clinton) with respect to secure ‘BlackBerry-like’ communications,” wrote Donald R. Reid, the department’s assistant director for security infrastructure.
“The current state of the art is not too user friendly, has no infrastructure at State, and is very expensive.”
Standard smartphones are not allowed into areas designated as approved for the handling of classified information…
Clinton used a Blackberry that wasn’t approved by the NSA. Along with the issue of political motive, and why she deleted tens of thousands of emails, the unsecured Blackberry use could easily lead to an indictment.

5. What did you say to Bryan Pagliano?

Mr. Pagliano recently received immunity. He’s told the FBI, most likely, about his conversations with Hillary Clinton. Any discrepancy in stories could lead to a felony charge for Hillary Clinton or Pagliano’s immunity to be revoked. Both have every incentive to tell the truth.

6. Why were 22 Top Secret emails on a private server?

This is a simple question with no logical answer circumventing political repercussions. If Clinton and her staff are able to evade this issue, future government officials will also be able to have Top Secret intelligence on unguarded private servers.

7. Was any information about the Clinton Foundation mingled with State Department documents?

The answer to this question could lead to hundreds of other questions.

8. Did President Obama or his staff express any reservations about your private server?

President Obama’s White House communicated with Clinton via her private server.
If anyone in the White House said anything about Clinton’s server, this could lead to new controversy.

9. Did Bill Clinton send or receive any emails on your private network?

The server was located in their home,
so it’s a valid question.

10. How was your private server guarded against hacking attempts?

Foreign nations and hackers
already tried to compromise Clinton’s server.

These questions could easily give Bernie Sanders the nomination. I explain that Clinton faces possible DOJ indictment in the following appearance on CNN International. Although Bernie can win without Clinton’s indictment, the email controversy will most likely become a giant story very soon.
With issues revolving around trustworthiness before the FBI interviews, Clinton won’t be able to prevent Bernie Sanders from winning the Democratic nomination in 2016.

Barbara Tomlinson (431)
Saturday April 9, 2016, 7:11 pm
"This leads to the issue of NEGLIGENCE; a zero-sum proposition.

EITHER Clinton wasn’t smart enough to know protocol,
OR breached protocol.

Both scenarios aren’t good for a future presidency.
Both scenarios won’t prevent legal repercussions,"

Yup, Senator Bernie Sanders was ABSOLUTELY CORRECT, no matter HOW he put it -
Hillary Clinton IS - UN-QUALIFIED -

Past Member (0)
Saturday April 9, 2016, 8:54 pm
BMutiny, this is perfect timing and thank you. The media is all over Bernie for that remark about her not being qualified--and he did retract and say she is. But, being "qualified" to take on all responsibility and accountability of being the most important world leader on the planet, does include being negligent or alert; being intelligent and well-informed or not; abiding by legalities and protocol or not; being immoral or moral; in short--being corrupt or a person of integrity. Not only do I think her unqualified and unfit for any government post, I feel she, Bill and a number of their cohorts should be tried and convicted. There is one asset they all possess, sanity--but, it would have been the only forgivable reason for their history, and it could have kept them from incarceration. With our corrupt system, money is their only salvation. So, how much do they and most government officials have to lose if Bernie gets installed?

Nicola F (0)
Sunday April 10, 2016, 2:48 am
Corrupt Clinton.

Rose Becke (141)
Sunday April 10, 2016, 10:34 pm
Corrupt indeed

Janet B (0)
Monday April 11, 2016, 12:55 pm

Sheryl G (359)
Monday April 11, 2016, 12:56 pm
Yes, all over Bernie for "nothing" really. The Corporate media's darling can do no wrong with the blessing of the Third Way Established Democrats. We have a truly progressive and a Candidate that is about as squeaky clean as one could ever get, in particular that he's in politics.

Yet too many will still vote for Hillary as they are low informed voters, believe the Corporate media that "she is the one" or just recognize the name Clinton and will therefore place their mark there. We have all sorts of information just on C2.....wonderful posters......but how many voters come on here to read them.

Sheryl G (359)
Monday April 11, 2016, 12:58 pm
I know this isn't the correct place to put it but I can't get into my message box, so I can't get any new mail. The submit button will not allow me to post my concern in the group Feedback and Suggestions so I'm not sure as to what is going on. I've also no drop down box so I can't get into messages that way either nor get to friends pages unless I find their profile on a news page.

Jamie Clemons (282)
Monday April 11, 2016, 1:26 pm
If everyone just looked at her record vs. Bernie record they would never support her over Bernie. Unless your a bomb the hell out of the middle east kind of person.

Birgit W (160)
Monday April 11, 2016, 1:59 pm
Nicola and Rose say it all. Hillary Clinton works together with the 1% and I would not support her.

Dotti L (85)
Monday April 11, 2016, 3:48 pm
I do not believe that anyone is required to say what their preferred candidate is. So I will just say undecided.

Janet R (38)
Monday April 11, 2016, 4:37 pm
I'm going to say this again. America has a 2 party system. If Hillary is out of the picture, the question becomes - Can Bernie beat Trump? I don't think so. At this point, Hillary may not even be able to beat Trump but she certainly has a better chance than Bernie. All you Hillary haters need to realize that the crap that she is accused of has been done by many men in the past and nothing happened to them; as usual, we have the old double standard where a woman has to be twice as good as any man. Sure would love for that nonsense to change.

Janis K (129)
Monday April 11, 2016, 5:29 pm
Thanks for sharing

Dotti L (85)
Monday April 11, 2016, 6:14 pm
@j Janet R. I disagree. There can't be that many stupid people that would vote for Trump. Or is there?

Lois Jordan (63)
Monday April 11, 2016, 7:02 pm
Noted. Many thanks for posting, BMutiny.
Wow, I wonder how many people have their own private servers? Article indicates this is the 'smoking gun' that will be her fall. BTW, polls continue to show Bernie beating all GOP candidates still in the race by healthy numbers. But, if Bernie is NOT the Dem. candidate, I will be voting for a woman----Green Party candidate Jill Stein.

Past Member (0)
Monday April 11, 2016, 8:08 pm
Thanks for sharing BMutiny,

I commented a while back the FBI would step in to finish Hilliary's run if the "Sanders Express" gathered a certain momentum and it become politically clear that she would suffer another loss. Her camp-pain will need and exit strategy and here's what could happen: Enter Bill and a quick call. The FBI steps in at the most damaging time to Hillary basically ending her run. She'll exit the race at a news conference and heave all the blame on rabid republicans who have stalked her for her entire political career. Soon after post election, the FBI investigation will come to a close when they will announce at a news conference that "this + that" happened, but there was no wrong doing on Hilliary's part. The Clintons - reputation bruised but intact - will go on to live another day in Chelsea.

This is a good time to outline how the republicans might deal with Clinton or Sanders presidency.

Clinton is easy for me as all have to do is paste a prior comment: Hilliary will be a lame duck on day one as president because of her long rhetorical history with the republicans. The only piece of leverage she has with which to approach republicans is military spending and war funds spending. After all the tears and celebrations of seeing the first woman president sworn in and watching her first State of The Union speech, the republicans will get down to business and deal with her exactly as they did with Obama except this time Hilliary will be forced to increase military and war spending. A gerrymandered House makes it certain that even if the Dems take the Senate, she will not get anything through of real substance. and because of Hilliary's long sordid history with the republican party and its base, she just might become that little bit of glue that holds together a pathetic party that is presently falling apart by the seams. If there is anyone who can save the fractured mess called the republican party, it is Hilliary Clinton -- another President Clinton. The republicans re-build their party under Bill's watch and are set to do the same under Hilliary's watch.

After seeing Karl Rove subtly defend Hilliary and brush off Sanders this morning on Pox News, I'm thinking things may be so bad, the repubs may now NEED a Hilliary presidency.

This e-mail scandal was most likely in the works and pushed publicly by the repubs way before things went horribly wrong this election cycle - Think: Trump + Cruz live, Bush + Rubio die, and Sanders enters the race. I'm guessing repubs were gonna use their 'e-mail scandal' as a way to rally their base by having the FBI (*The FBI is an equal opportunity disruptor) publicly nail Hilliary at a crucial moment and so win the election for Rubio or Bush. That strategy has turned to dust and shadow because their party is now hollowed out. They have nothing to offer the American people concerning health care, education, foreign policy right on down the list. Things are so bad in Republican-Ville (How bad? It'll become crystal clear when their Circus Convention starts), they now NEED Hilliary to be President as a last chance to save their pathetic party. The elites are fighting to keep their party alive by the day but prospects are not lookin' good for a repub to win the White House, and so they will do anything, grab at anybody that can help them, even a Clinton presidency.

How will repubs save their party? They will relentlessly attack the Clintons using their old play book written 20 years ago - it's easy and it will work. Even Rush Dim-Bulb whose Stock price recently dropped to match his IQ score - 46 cents, is praying for a Clinton presidency so he can rebuild his demented empire from the ashes of the dung heep it currently resides. Pox News is licking its chops, too prayin' for a Hilliary win - especially Hannity. We can all look forward to a scandal a week, accusations of drug running, murder, adultery, watered down liberal bills, and republican criminal justice bills (that Bubba is still paying for politically to this day), and more military spending + wars etc..etc..


Sanders presidency = big headaches for republicans. Paul Ryan and House republicans will have a more difficult time dealing with Sanders. Why? How?

1) Without the Clintons back in office, the repubs may have a very difficult time holding their party together. It may finally split. If it does, it will be such a mess. Bernie can use that opportunity to peel off/separate a few repubs from the herd and win them over for key votes. Also a fractured republican party might be more willing to consider Federal Funded Elections if much of its future funding dries up.

2) Political Rhetoric: The repubs will have more trouble harshly attacking an older Jewish man than their arch enemy Hilliary - because older Jewish men fund their party. The trouble will come from the Tea-Party hot heads who'll shoot off their mouths during live TV/Radio interviews (S. King - Gomer - ex-Bachman). One might "Go Jewish" on Bernie and cause much difficulty for Paul Ryan and much damage to future republican fund-raising: Think Pastor Cruz rolling matzo in NY

3) The big abcd

a) Socialism - Bernie the Socialist will raise your taxes and kill business will be the repubs mantra. They'll repeat it on TV a zillion times using fear so as to sink deep into American psyche. (*Sanders + supporters can to counter that by repeating an equal amount of times, "Democratic Socialism can work in a socialist-capitalist system that adheres to the rule of law" or even shorten it to, "Democratic Socialism can work." repeat until it sinks deep into the American mind.)

b) Defense/Military - they'll attack Sanders as weak on defense policy and a danger to the homeland and they'll argue he will slash military spending "just when the world is more dangerous/exploding" (**If I had dollar for every time in my life I've heard a republican say that, I'd be a rich man on a Greek Island tanning and sipping ouzo right now) Military Spending = Republican Welfare Program. Slashing the military budget really means slashing billions of dollars (in republican welfare) for over priced F-15 Fighter Jets, engines, tanks, and equipment nobody in the military publicly needs or wants. That kind of welfare will go first followed by a more sober assessment of spending. That will be a big headache for republicans.

c) Foreign Policy: With this one sentence, "I think we all know who ISIS really is." Sanders proved that he knows more about the Mid East than most of the republican party. He knows that US Intell is well aware of just who ISIS is, where its members + its foreign Manchurians are, and that both can/will be destroyed very quickly - just as soon as new borders can be drawn in the region that all of the principle players can agree upon. In other words, if new borders were to be peacefully re-drawn tomorrow, IS would be destroyed in 3 weeks. Militarily, everything is ready to go. Sanders knows the conflict is more a political problem than a religious one.

d) Heathcare: That shipped sailed a long time ago for republicans. Repubs don't want universal health care but Sanders can easily box them in politically by making them fight publicly for the only alternative - to save Obama Care. Yeah, that very same Obamacare they've been arguing for years hasn't worked by raising premiums, and killing jobs etc...etc Sanders will say, it's either universal healthcare or you (repubs) will have to defend to your base the indefensible Obamacare........good luck with that.

4) Much of Bernie's base is made of enthusiastic young people. Think for a moment, what do our children/young people represent? The future, right. If repubs attack Sanders and his supporters (Pre or Post Election) too harshly, it'll look like they are attacking the future. Period. That does not bode well for a republican party/s hoping to bring in new members in the years ahead. Focusing his campaign on young people was/is a brilliant political move on Bernie's part forcing Repubs, Pox News, and Talk Radio to attack their own possible future voters. Personally, I feel it was/is an easy move for Sanders to make because he deeply believes that our children are the future and they deserve our support + investment in order to make their dreams come true instead of burdensome bank debt.

**GWBush to his credit, made a similar type move back in 2000 (and probably as TX Gov) by cultivating strong bonds of friendship with Latino voters for the future of the republican party. Latinos culturally lean republican, however Bush's base wanted no part of such a friendship than -- and now. Also, remember it was Carter who sought to improve relations between the U.S. and Cuba but it was the republicans who cashed in politically afterwards for half a century.

So in the end, a Sanders presidency would be a massive headache for the republican party and Paul Ryan's House, whereas a Clinton presidency would be just what the political doctor ordered.

Barbara Tomlinson (431)
Tuesday April 12, 2016, 12:20 am
Dandelion: "I know this isn't the correct place to put it but I can't get into my message box" -and, I can't EITHER! Also, I can't get into my GROUPS, can't see my Green Stars or Butterfly points! and, I am BLOCKED from F&S, and Friends..... oh well, sumpin' funny goin' on, LOTS of people experiencing funny stuff! Just carry on as best one can..... Ha, maybe the sneaky Hillary campaign pulling a fast one! or sumpin'.....

Barbara Tomlinson (431)
Tuesday April 12, 2016, 12:27 am

It will all be REMEMBERED FOREVER on the Internet!!!
People who are now Voting for Hillary will be classed with those who OPPOSED Civil Rights, OPPOSED Social Security, OPPOSED Votes for Women, etc. Even for Conservatives, Universal Health Care and Free Tuition will in the future be something they WON'T WANT TO ADMIT to ever having been against.....

Barbara Tomlinson (431)
Tuesday April 12, 2016, 1:54 am
Hillary once more REALLY DISSING ALL COLORED PEOPLE - does NOT respond appropriately to RACIST JOKE TOLD IN FRONT OF HER ON STAGE. Not capable of "thinking on her feet", not the right INSTINCTS.....

My thots:
I, and many of us, we were ALWAYS TAUGHT - If someone IN YOUR PRESENCE, makes a Racist, a Sexist, a Homophobic Joke or remark, YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO OBJECT, to SPEAK UP. That is the RIGHT thing to do!
Hillary Clinton DID NOT DO THIS, did NOT act in this way, when Bill Blasio, Mayor of New York, made a TERRIBLE IMMEDIATELY-RECOGNIZABLE RACIST JOKE right in front of her!
Is what she did [or didn't do!] "Presidential"???? Would your MOMMA approve?????

Hillary Clinton IN NO WAY, is going to get the Presidency of the United States.

Here is a PETITION, with 34,000 Signatures already....

the one that said he "didn't appreciate that remark" or words to that effect.
She COULD HAVE SAID to the Colored guy, "YES!" and "me neither!"; and "Mayor Blasio, that was AWFUL".
That Colored guy is OWED AN APOLOGY. Clearly, he's not getting one, then, now, or EVER....
Cuz "us White Folks gotta stick together, y'know?"

Whaddaya think BERNIE would have said?????!!!!!! I KNOW what he would've said - more or less - what I hope or think my DAD or MOM would've said! Even years ago!
It couldn't be more BLATANTLY OBVIOUS.
It is WHITE PRIVILEGE to have this quiet "understanding" about "harmless little jokes and sayings" "just between us". That Colored guy on stage in the Video, in a sort of a Uniform or Costume [I take it he was being like a Host of some kind]; he was like a sort of SERVANT just standing there, he wasn't "in on" the joke, he was SUPPOSED TO ACT AS IF HE DIDN'T HEAR IT. The joke was ABOUT HIM, as a Colored individual. But, he was INVISIBLE to the Teller of the Joke....

"Colored Time" indeed!!!!!!!!!!!
[meaning, basically, that Colored People are slow, lazy, like irresponsible children, always late...]
Hafta actually SEE it to BELIEVE it!

Barbara Tomlinson (431)
Tuesday April 12, 2016, 2:52 am

The article is from the International Business Times.
We call this BRIBERY, and CORRUPTION - when FOREIGNERS do it...!!!
The "Clinton Foundation" is JUST ANOTHER PIGGYBANK for the Clintons to STASH THEIR HUGE WEALTH IN.... they still have COMPLETE CONTROL of it, nobody else does, just the TWO of them, and daughter Chelsea.....

Margie FOURIE (148)
Tuesday April 12, 2016, 4:59 am
I am an outsider, but I believe that in all countries one can get some skeleton out of someones closet. In the past Mrs. Clinton would put up with anything, including adultry, Mr Trump would put up with likewise.

Janet B (0)
Tuesday April 12, 2016, 11:22 am

Lenore K (0)
Tuesday April 12, 2016, 3:08 pm

Jelica R (144)
Wednesday April 13, 2016, 7:44 pm
Every poll I've seen shows that both Clinton and Sanders can beat any GOP candidate; Sanders with wider margin.

Election 2016 Presidential Polls

Generally GOP voters are more disciplined, while Dems and Indies vote when they feel that their engagement makes sense. If they stay home, GOP Wins. Like in most elections since 2008.

Therefore, for any Democrat to win, the candidate must get people to, well, go out and actually vote. As it is, so far Sanders has demonstrated that he can inspire more people. Have you seen his rallies lately?

People are sick and tired of business-as-usual and Clinton's proposal for a few small tweaks won't get people to the ballot boxes. IMO

Sheryl G (359)
Friday April 15, 2016, 8:09 pm
As Jelica addressed the polls that show Bernie is more likely to win over Trump than Hillary.....

let me go to this section

Janet R.: All you Hillary haters need to realize that the crap that she is accused of has been done by many men in the past and nothing happened to them; as usual, we have the old double standard where a woman has to be twice as good as any man.

You are correct, in many places Hillary has been twice as good of screwing up as any man. I don't vote for those men either.

You want a decent "woman" that is running for President, then vote for Dr. Jill Stein of the Green Party.

Jelica R (144)
Saturday April 16, 2016, 7:29 pm
I'm with you, Dande. Warmonger is a warmonger, regardless of sex organs one possess.

Gender is not a qualification for a public office. (Off topic, remember what happened to Weiner after he twitted a photo of his family jewels?)

Besides, I don't trust arguments and credentials which emanate from one's private parts. There is a name for this sort of people, and it is not "a great thinker" nor "a rational person" and most certainly not "a politician".

BTW, to grow up into a corporate imperialistic bully, child had to be thoroughly brainwashed. Such upbringing goes against basic empathy and solidarity which are inherent to all human beings, as recent scientific studies indicate.

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