“Can you look into that camera and say for a fact that you know that the government of Vladimir Putin was behind the hack of John Podesta’s emails?…You can’t. And you know you can’t.”
Um…What lawyer would use the term “pay to play” with regard to political donations, never mind write it down in an email? One has to infer that the term “pay to play” was used by others given the nature of this email too.
Rules for thee, but not for me.
Just another example of how the political class, the crony class insulates itself.
We don’t agree with all of Senator Wyden’s positions but he is pretty darn good on most things privacy. We appreciate his protest.
The only way this sort of thing will stop is if everyday people get angry enough to make it stop. It’s death by a thousand privacy cuts. A little bit of our dignity and sovereignty taken every day.
Good. Let’s hope the Senate doesn’t wuss out.
It seemed like a few years ago more people wondered aloud whether the United States was becoming a banana republic.
Now however, though we are not Honduras, it is fair to say that in many respects we have indeed become a banana republic. The rule of law has eroded every year in this country for what seems like forever. The crony economy has become pervasive, indeed at this point it is ubiquitous. The middle class is shrinking. We aren’t creating small businesses at the pace we used to.
This is just getting ugly. Is Obama willing to throw all in with Hillary Clinton on this? If he does it will be one of the things that defines his presidency. That’s a big gamble. If this investigation is hung up for political reasons, say just long enough so that Clinton can get the nomination, that will really be pretty rotten and will only further show to the American people that there are rules for the political class and then there are rules for everyone else.
This is actually not an entirely new story. Last year Ed Klein reported that Bill Clinton believed that the Obama White House was leaking stories about Hillary. It was a heck of a claim and didn’t get a ton of coverage.
How much weirder is this election going to get? If history is an indication (and it usually is) probably weirder still.
Looks like the old FBI is expanding its investigation into Ms. Clinton’s time as Secretary of State beyond her email issues.
There are rules for you and me and there are rules for cronies. That is the fact. It’s a shameful fact. But a fact.