About Time Huma…

Let’s be honest about one thing. I really don’t care one way or another what happens to the marriage of Huma Abedin an Anthony Weiner. I wish them all the best because I never want to see marriages break up, but if anyone is to be forgiven for filing for a divorce, it’s Huma…well, ok…and Hillary. I mean, for cryin’ out loud, Anthony Weiner has a major sex problem (as does Bill), and for Huma to believe it wasn’t there (like Hillary is doing) is just plain wrong. Hillary obviously is in it for convenience. I don’t think that’s the case with Huma.

I’m not here to bash Huma at all on this one. In fact, I thought long and hard about even commenting on this. It’s her business, and she is certainly entitled to do what she needs to do to try and live a semblance of a normal life for her and her son. But I can tell you this…if I had done anything that Anthony Weiner had done, my wife would have bounced me to the curb (and rightfully so) a long time ago. I’m really bamboozled by how these women can forgive a guy for being such a pig. I mean, yes, there has to be something wrong in the wiring upstairs for these guys. But for cryin’ out loud, you don’t help matters by putting up with it. I kind of admire Abedin for having the courage to separate from that idiot, because in this circumstance it’s the right thing to do.

Let’s face it, when you’ve been given three chances to get clean on a sex addiction and you a) lose your job as a congressman over it; b) lose a mayoral race of a major city over it; and c) lose your family over it, I’d say you’ve pretty much hit rock bottom. If Weiner doesn’t want help, that’s his problem…but he has responsibilities to live up to. I mean, he’s a father and a husband, and that means a lot! He was a congressman, and that used to mean a lot. And he treats it like everybody in the country is doing it, which just isn’t true.

In that aspect, I respect Huma Abedin far more than Hillary Clinton. Hillary chose to ignore Bills peccadillos and enable him rather than leave him. It showed that she cared more about what he could do for her in terms of politics than what he brought to the family in terms of stability and love. Some relationships are built that way, and that’s too bad. But I don’t think of Hillary Clinton as a victim in her escapades because she’s helped to bring it on. She was so focused on politics…HER politics that she didn’t do what probably (I’m guessing here) a majority of women in this country would have done if their husband had been guilty of habitually running around on her…which is kicking them out of the house and soaking them in divorce court. But then again, Hillary probably was lying to herself, like she’s lied to the rest of us.

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

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Huma On The Hot Seat

While the FBI continues their investigation into Hillary Clinton’s illegal and unethical use of her private home-brew email server to evade governmental scrutiny, her aide, Huma Abedin apparently has just about had enough with her boss. Huma had to be deposed by Judicial Watch in their lawsuit against Hillary and the State Department for failure to turn over the documents that had been properly requested through a FOIA request (Freedom of Information Act request).

There were about 250 additional emails that Huma had to bare to the world, some of which were complaining that Hillary was always “exhausted” when she had to go on her trips, and Huma was getting tired of hearing about it all the time. Illegal? Nope, not that. But there was enough damning evidence that came out that suggests that Hillary committed perjury back in 2009, when she left office and swore under penalty of such, that she had turned over all relevant documents to the State Department and that she kept nothing of a business nature. Of course, we all know now, that was a steaming pile of dog poop. And I don’t think it even surprises the most staunch liberal that Hillary Clinton has lied her way through this investigation. The funny thing here is that most staunch liberals don’t seem to care that she lied. Obviously, character doesn’t matter at all to them, only when Donald Trump is involved!

The evidence becomes more damning when it was revealed that a Romanian hacker in jail in this country swears that HE was able to break into Hillary’s private email system and said it was very easy to do. The mere fact he went in and rooted around a private server is bad enough, but what’s really the bad news for Hillary is that the hack known as “Guccifer” said he found evidence there had been up to ten different OTHER hackers from around the world looking in her system. Of course, Hillary immediately came out and denied anybody could have gotten into her system…it was entirely secure. And we believe her, right?

The very disturbing thing here is the mixed messages we seem to be hearing from Washington. On one hand, we are hearing about how the FBI is almost ready to wrap up its investigation and that its found multiple reasons to indict. On the other, we are hearing the DOJ is doing “research” on how to not indict its presidential candidate just months before an election. It comes down to one thing. IF Hillary receives not an indictment, but a referral from the FBI, my hunch is that will be enough to scare off some Democrats, most Independents, and all Republicans from voting for her. Donald Trump becomes a lot more presidential at that point.

Either way, this much I can unequivocally say: Regardless who you are leaning toward as far as president next year, you’re probably going to have to vote with one hand, and hold your nose with the other. This is definitely one of those elections that we are electing the lesser of two evils.

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Joint Defense Strategy For Clinton Aides

Four of Hillary Clinton’s aides that got tangled up in her email server scandal have decided to come together and use the same former Justice Department lawyer when they meet with the FBI, probably later this month.

That could be interesting. Most of the time, individuals meeting with the FBI are not going to want to use the same attorney because it means that they can’t throw each other under the bus. But what this shows is that the four, Cheryl Mills, Heather Samuelson, Jake Sullivan, and Philippe Reines, are all going to try and tell the FBI the same story. That means one thing. Someone else is going to get thrown under the bus.

There are only two other people left in this menagerie. One is Hillary herself, and the other is Huma Abedin. So the big question is, knowing that her one-time server boy, Bryan Pagliano has already been interviewed and was considered a “devastating witness” by insiders at the FBI, what does this mean?

Well, it depends on whom you ask. Some attorneys say that it means Abedin and Clinton are going down for the server scandal. Others say that having these four tell the same story helps Clinton and that she can actually tell them what to say. Some have gone so far as to say that the mere fact the DOJ is allowing one lawyer to represent four potential witnesses is an indication that they aren’t going to proceed with any indictment at all, that they’re going to throw in the towel regardless what the FBI has to say about it. Of course, if that were the case, the damage would have been done by Hillary.

Hillary is going to be needing more than loyal Democrats to get elected, and recent polling suggests that the Dems are just as vulnerable as the GOP this time around. In fact, 33% of Bernie Sanders’ supporters say they won’t be supporting Hillary if she’s the nominee on the Democrats side. And if Trump is the nominee on the GOP side (something that is looking less likely), he could pull away up to 20% of the Democrats’ vote. Of course, he’d probably lose 30% of the GOP vote as well.

In the end, the whole thing boils down to Loretta Lynch and what she decides to do. If she has the evidence and doesn’t do anything, there will be political backlash. If she indicts Hillary, there will be instant death for the Dems. And if she somehow can persuade America that there isn’t any evidence, and gets the FBI to go along with that things will proceed as “normal” for this election cycle.

But the likelihood of that happening, in all honesty, is going to be incredibly low. This is going to be an exciting summer to watch all the events unfolding…the GOP contested to brokered convention…whether Trump goes away mad and runs as a third party candidate or just goes away if he doesn’t win, and whether Hillary explodes or implodes. Get the popcorn ready!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Just When She Thought It Was Over…

Hillary Clinton has always undersold her problems with her email server as just a “security check”. I doubt there are more than 12 people in America who believe her. That’s why her poll numbers suck so badly when it comes to “honest and trustworthy”. She should have come out and admitted it all last year. It would have been the best thing for her to do, hindsight being 20/20. But she didn’t. Like most politicians, she felt if she denied it, accused the accusers of being right-wing radicals, that maybe she could get away with it. She learned nothing from Watergate. Oh…wait…she got fired during that one, and wasn’t around for the conclusion. And let’s see…why was she fired? Oh…yeah…something about being dishonest?

Hillary took another barrage yesterday when it was revealed by a highly placed intelligence source that her IT Specialist, Brian Pagliano has testified and was a “devastating witness” to her case. Well, I guess that should be the case IF there was anything there to be devastating about. The problem with the whole email scandal is whether or not Hillary Clinton had anything to do with an improper and illegal email server and whether or not Hillary Clinton had anything to do with classified material in an unclassified setting. That by the way was what scuttled the brilliant career of General David Petraeus. He never served jail time (and she won’t either if found guilty), but he was placed on probation, fined heavily (if you call $100,000 a heavy fine), and his career came to an end. I think most of the country would probably find that a fitting punishment for the Democrat frontrunner for the nomination for president wouldn’t you?

Pagliano apparently has been able to tell the FBI who had access to the server, who had email addresses linked to the server, and who was able to get what information from the server. Those are the folks that are going to be in trouble. Pagliano did something smart when he refused to testify before congress a while back; he didn’t accept their immunity deal. He waited until the FBI offered it. See, had he taken the congressional immunity deal, he could have still faced federal charges by the FBI. They aren’t bound by congressional immunity. And apparently, according to this intelligence source, and one of the FBI agents that I happen to know, the evidence Pagliano has given is more than enough for Hillary Clinton, Huma Abedin, and Cheryl Mills to all be indicted. Now, that’s not saying they will. I think the chances of that happening with this president in the White House and this AG in the DOJ are very remote, but as I’ve said before, that really doesn’t matter. If they don’t indict after a referral to do so, the taint of political stink will follow Hillary right through to the election. There is no escaping that. Every single political ad by every single PAC will include the line, “Do you really want a felon in the White House?” Think about it!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Will She Or Won’t She?

The question if Hillary Clinton will be indicted or won’t be indicted was put to White House puppy dog Josh Earnest on Friday. He dutifully tried to deflect the question but ended up probably saying more than he or Bobo Obama wanted him to say. His comment was that, “What I know that some officials over there have said is that she is not a target of the investigation. So that does not seem to be the direction that it’s trending. But I’m certainly not going to weigh in on a decision or in that process in any way. That is a decision to be made solely by independent prosecutors but again, based on what we know from the Department of Justice, it does not seem to be headed in that direction.”

That would get one to think that our man-child president, who has lacked the manhood over 160 million males in this country currently have swinging between their legs, would again be faced with a difficult problem, and we all know when faced with difficulty, Obama goes golfing. Unfortunately for him, it’s winter in DC, and he’s going to have to fly someplace warm to do it. Somehow I don’t think that’s going to matter much to him.
I’ve said all along that I think that there are two ways the Obama administration can go with this whole thing. The first is to be upstanding and non-partisan and do the right thing and indict Hillary if the evidence is there and the referral from the FBI is there. The second is to not indict her, and tell the American people that there just isn’t any evidence that she violated the law. Either would be disastrous for Clinton’s campaign. Independents and Republicans alike would cry foul, and her likeability numbers, already in the 30 percent range would plummet. It basically spells an end to her campaign regardless what she does, because the Republicans very easily make this about electing a criminal to the White House to continue the crony politics that Obama has displayed. That will play very well in a country where Obama is upside down on his job approval and likeability numbers.

The other thing to watch for is, if someone other than Hillary gets indicted, basically as a scapegoat. That has been discussed ad nauseum as well. Huma Abedin has been mentioned in that light, as has Cheryl Mills. Now, that does seem probable given the Clinton’s past history. They’ve always had someone there to take the fall for them. But in the court of public opinion, I really doubt that’s going to matter.

And in the end analysis, it may not matter anyway. Hillary’s numbers are cratering around the country, and Bernie Sanders gains by leaps and bounds on her in every single state on almost a daily basis. Currently, it’s Sanders by a little bit (well within the margin of error) in Iowa, and trouncing her in New Hampshire. Hillary’s campaign is saying that she could very conceivably lose both, but the “southern firewall strategy” of taking the south beginning with South Carolina and continuing on through Super Tuesday, would be enough to give her the momentum she needs. But there is something else that no one is considering and bears discussing…and we’ll do that in the next blog! Don’t miss it (how’s that for a cliff-hanger?)

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Hillary’s “Martha Stewart” Problem

While the world watches Paris burn, one other little note has emerged regarding the US presidential race that I find particularly interesting. Even though Hillary Clinton would love to see the scandal involving her email while the Secretary of State, and her private in-home server and the hundreds of classified documents go away, apparently that’s not going to happen anytime soon.

While she shrugs her shoulders and she says she’s cooperated fully with the State Department, a judge has decided that the State Department is acting too slowly and is demanding that all material by-pass State and be directed at him. Not only that, but the FBI, which usually doesn’t investigate something so thoroughly unless they are really onto something big, has intensified their investigation this week, now looking into an entirely new area.

The FBI is now looking into the “Martha Stewart Problem”. That is where Martha Stewart made materially false and misleading statements to a federal agent investigating her insider trading problem. The law says if you do that, whether or not you are under oath, you have violated a federal law. THAT is what sent Martha Stewart to jail for over a year. THAT is what Hillary Clinton has to worry about now (as well as Huma Abedin and Cheryl Mills), because it is obvious that they have all three made materially false and misleading statements to federal agents. Hillary Clinton has signed two documents, one at State Department, and the other to a federal judge saying that she had turned all relevant material over to authorities. Both statements were patently false. And it doesn’t take a Harvard law degree to know she’s in deep doo-doo.

The main question here is, can she stall, and deny until after November of next year? Of course, she can always hope that Obama pardons her for any and all wrong-doing. But that may not happen. Word is that Obama is embarrassed by her antics, and is upset with the way her involvement in his administration is tarnishing him. It could very well be that he lets Loretta Lynch and the Justice Department proceed with their prosecution of any crime the FBI comes up with.

Now, even if that doesn’t happen, there is going to be some blow-back on the Clinton campaign. Do you honestly think that the FBI, a totally independent organization from the Obama administration, is going to spend all this time investigating something only to say, “There wasn’t anything wrong here…move along people”. Nope. When you get the FBI this involved, there is going to be some criminal wrong-doing. And even if the Justice Department doesn’t indict, the FBI will leak the documents to make sure Clinton doesn’t win an election. It’s that simple.

No, Hillary Clinton will never realize her dream of being America’s first female president. Her new dream is a little less lofty, but possibly equally unattainable…to stay out of jail.

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Hillary’s West Coast Swing: For B-Listers Only

If you need any evidence that things aren’t going well in the Brooklyn headquarters of Hillary Clinton, all you have to do is look at her upcoming west coast trip. She’s pretty much sucking when it comes to getting the big names in Hollywood to back her. Why? She’s so damn wishy-washy that the big names that are always associated with the Hollywood left are backing away from her.

She has one fundraiser scheduled with what most people would term an “A-Lister”…someone of high celebrity status. That would be Lionsgate Motion Picture Group Co-Chairman, Rob Friedman. Everything else on the west coast swing is strictly a “B-Lister” affair.

The funny thing is that most Hollywood types will tell you that it’s not Hillary’s support that’s waning, it’s the public perception. In a town that’s all about public image, no one wants to be seen with a loser, and right now, Hillary is viewed as someone who certainly couldn’t be called a winner. That’s the main issue. Oh, they’ll tell you it’s because all of the A-Listers have already hosted Hillary at one time or another and she’s tapping the well too often in her bid to control the Hollywood elite. But deep down, any Hollywood insider will tell you they are a fickle bunch. They feed each other to the lions any chance they get, and that seems to be what’s happening to Hillary right now.

There are far too many questions that are unanswered for people who are overly concerned with their image to make their decision at this point. Is Bernie Sanders for real and is he really likely to take the first two out of three states in the primary? Is Joe Biden going to run, and if so, is he a better bet to win the election next year than Hillary? And how much of a problem is the FBI’s looking into the email server actually going to be?

On that last account, insiders say that the FBI is actually deep into a criminal investigation that DOES involve Hillary Clinton, Huma Abedin and Cheryl Mills, as well as others. And while the conventional wisdom is to protect Clinton at the expense of the others, there may be too much evidence to avoid saving Clinton. That is what Campaign Hillary is most concerned about. They feel they can pretty much over-come any obstacle regarding the email scandal as long as she’s not indicted. If that were to happen, she’s going to court, and she can kiss any chance at a nomination good-bye. But in the meantime they have to watch one thing…the FBI takes their time. They are exceedingly patient, and extremely thorough when it comes to this type of stuff.

I remember a while back there was a point shaving scandal that the feds were involved in with a college. They came in and made their initial findings known, and then you didn’t hear anything for about three years. Then all of a sudden, it all hit the fan. The federal government works on its own time-table, and they do things differently than what you and I normally do.

Frankly, I think that Hollywood backing away from Clinton is a sign of things to come. The only question is, how fast will it get here?

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!