In this special report Alex Jones goes over how Donald Trump has already won, and the Democrats are pulling every dirty trick to try and steal the election from him.
WikiLeaks has released a new tranche of emails from the hacked account of Hillary Clinton’s campaign chair John Podesta.
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) October 24, 2016
The organization has published more than 26,000 emails on its website over the last fortnight, with a new batch dropping every day.
Earlier leaks revealed details of Clinton’s Wall Street speeches, ‘Pay to Play’ donations, and staff concerns over her difficulty with apologizing.
The emails also reveal how some of Clinton’s campaign team showed contempt towards fellow Democrat Bernie Sanders, as well as their attempt to get the jump on Clinton’s own email server scandal.
Yesterday’s leaks showed campaign team members discussing Bill Clinton’s sex scandals, as well as Podesta’s qualms about President Barack Obama’s Afghanistan strategy back in 2009.
Monday’s release by the organization marks the 17th consecutive daily dump of emails related to Clinton’s campaign team, bringing the number of published documents to more than 30,200.
Goldman Sachs speeches
In a January 23, 2016 email leaked Monday, Mandy Grunwald of Grunwald Communications expressed concern over the content of Clinton’s Wall Street speeches.
“It’s pretty bad. She is critical to some extent of what led to the crash but the more memorable stuff is totally accomodationist,” Grunwald wrote in a group email to the Clinton campaign about the Goldman Sachs paid speeches.
Grunwald then elaborates: “‘I’m not interested in pointing fingers’ Dodd-Frank was just because ‘people needed to do something for political reasons’ Suggesting that people in the industry know best how to regulate it.”“There are also some very tepid comments about Obamacare. And a ton of foreign policy stuff, including some naive sounding comments about Putin – that could cause a whole separate set of issues – but Jake should review all that.”
Grunwald was married to Matthew Cooper, a journalist who worked at Time and was investigated along with Judith Miller over the Valerie Plame CIA leak.
No love from Gore
Emails between Huma Abedin and Cheryl Mills on November 11, 2015 discuss former Vice President Al Gore stating he would not endorse Clinton for president.
Abedin tells Mills: “well that was 16 years ago. [H]ard to put on email but there is no love lost in this relationship. [R]eminder that he also refused to endorse in 2008!!!”
‘Fish rots from the head’: Podesta on Clinton 2008 campaign
An email exchange with a former White House adviser gives an insight into Podesta’s assessment of Clinton’s ill-fated 2008 presidential run.
The email from January 2008 shows Paul Begala, who served as counselor to president Bill Clinton, mentioning a New York Times report claiming Podesta is about to help in Hillary Clinton’s faltering race against rival Barack Obama.“[T]he NY Times say YOU are joining Hillary’s campaign,” Begala writes, to which Podesta implies he has no intention of stepping in from the sidelines.
“Mary [Podesta’s wife] put me in witness protection after reading the NYT,” he said.
The correspondence came following Clinton’s Iowa caucus defeat, a major blow to her effort to become Democratic nominee. “I know the fish rots from the head, but I really feel sorry for her. This definitely could have been won,” Podesta writes.
A March 3, 2014 email marked ‘Confidential’ shows an exchange between Podesta, Cheryl Mills, chair of the Democratic National Committee, and Stephanie Schriock from the Emily’s List PAC. In the mail, Schriock flags a request from a Wall Street Journal reporter seeking information about a meeting at Clinton’s home between herself, Podesta and Mills.
“He called me,” Podesta writes. “Tried to get me to confirm Woodward and Bernstein style. Blink twice if I’m far from the truth. I didn’t play along and told him nothing. But he knew a lot.”
Cheryl Mills writes back, “what did he know?”
Framing coverage of Clinton’s private server
In an email exchange on March 8, 2015, an opinion writer for The Hill, Brent Budowsky, forwarded Podesta a copy of an email comment he sent to NBC’s Chuck Todd about a recent show that presumably mentioned Clinton’s private server.
“Chuck you neglected to mention that most Republican candidates for president also used private emails, in Jeb’s case you neglected to mention that he also used a private server, and you neglected to mention that a long list of Senate and House Republicans almost certainly use private emails and hide behind the Freedom of Information Act,” wrote Budowsky.
“Someday we should have a serious conversation about ratings, and why so many people, myself included, have largely stopped watching this stuff.”
Monday’s leak also includes an August 2015 exchange between Clinton’s campaign staff about framing the email server controversy and the best timing for releasing a statement on the issue.
“Just talked to Podesta – we are thinking we shouldn’t put out the statement at this point because it is so late in day on a Friday the press is bound to respond negatively and it will defeat our purpose in framing this,” Deputy Communications Directer Kristina Schake wrote. “Think we should send it out tomorrow morning.”
“In any case, I would vote for having her address this Sunday, so we can legitimately claim she’s trying to move on and address what voters care about on Monday,” Campaign Manager Robbie Mook wrote.
‘CNN and bed-wetting’
Some colorful subject lines for emails among Monday’s leak include “CNN and bed-wetting,” an email from The Hill columnist Brent Budowsky to John Podesta on July 9, 2015 about Hillary Clinton’s appearance on CNN which “was awful.”
“She made statements that were untrue and appeared legalistic, evasive and programmed. And gave the worst possible answer on the trust issue when there multiple possible answers that were all better,” wrote Budowsky.
He went on to add that Bernie Sanders had a zero chance of being nominated but “Hillary is going to need every liberal supporting her to vote, which is why I am being very friendly to Bernie and will have some credibility when the time comes to encourage his people to get on the train with Hillary… Considering how long the Clinton campaign was planned, this thing is very weirdly off-key…”
‘Bernie is beating us up’
In a March 2016 email thread, Clinton’s senior policy advisers discussed strategies for responding to Sanders, after he said he was not interested in getting endorsed by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
“I don’t want the endorsement of a mayor shutting down schools and firing teachers,” Sanders tweeted.
I want to thank Rahm Emanuel for not endorsing me. I don’t want the endorsement of a mayor shutting down schools and firing teachers.
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) March 12, 2016
“Bernie is beating us up over Rahm’s record on schools in Chicago. The Chicago school system is overloaded with debt and likely to run out of cash before the end of the school year. As a result, they are withholding their pension contributions, and laying off teachers and support staff,” wrote Ann O’Leary, senior policy adviser at Hillary for America.
O’Leary said she reached out to Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers union, who proposed sending out a tweet saying that Emanuel and Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner had been bad for Chicago schools.
“That sounded like a toxic idea to me given Rahm’s endorsement, but I don’t think this issue is going away,” O’Leary writes before outlining possible options for Clinton to take on the topic.
“But I do worry that short of going after Rahm, these options are not going to be satisfactory. So the (c ) option is to stay silent on it for now. Thoughts?”
The Environmental Protection Agency is looking to hire 15 “Diversity and Inclusion Specialists,” each of whom will make $100,000 or more per year.
The agency will hire employees to set up diversity and inclusion “advisory bodies” across the country, according to a government job posting.
“Earth Day is every day at EPA!” the agency said. “At EPA, you can protect human health and the environment of all Americans, and you’ll discover that EPA is one great place to work!”
“We offer great benefits and work flexibilities, and our diverse workforce connects to more than just a career—we share a common passion to promote a cleaner, healthier environment,” the EPA said.
Today marks the completion of a record-breaking 11 years without a major hurricane striking the U.S. mainland, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration(NOAA).
“I can confirm that as of October 24, 2016, it will be a complete 11 years since a major hurricane has struck the United States, as defined by the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale of being a Category 3 or higher,” meteorologist Dennis Feltgen, spokesman for NOAA’s National Hurricane Center (NHC), told CNSNews.com.
“The current streak of no major hurricane landfalls onto the U.S. mainland remains intact. The last one to do so was Hurricane Wilma on October 24, 2005,” Feltgen said.
This year the Curiosity rover supposedly discovered traces of life on Mars, but a study claims NASA may have had evidence of life in the Martian soil as early as 1976.
The Viking rovers 1 and 2 were Earth’s first spacecrafts to land on Mars, they took the first high-resolution images of the red planet and were the first to collect geological data.
Now, in a study recently published in the journal of Astrobiology, scientists Gilbert Levin and Patricia Ann Straat, from Arizona State University and the US National Institutes of Health, say the soil collected by the robots 40 years ago is in need of another testing.
Viking 1 and 2 conducted three probes into Mars’ biology by collecting soil, one of which was done with the Labeled Release (LR) experiment. Scientists tested the soil picked up by the rovers for any signs of life by mixing it with nutrient-rich water.
Supposedly, if the soil contained signs of life, it would metabolize the nutrients in the water dropped by the robot – and, surprisingly, it did. The LR test was reportedly compared to Earth soil from Death Valley to Antarctica just to be sure, which seemed to support a positive result for life on Mars.
However, the two other soil experiments proved to be less exciting as they contained no evidence of organic material, and therefore no presence of life, so NASA concluded that a non-biological process must be responsible for the supposed false positive of LR’s result.
However, in light of recent findings, the study by Dr.Levin and Dr.Straat into LR’s results suggests it’s possible that biological processes were responsible for the positive result and the doctors are calling for the soil to be reexamined.
“Many believe that the martian environment is inimical to life and the LR responses were nonbiological, attributed to an as-yet-unidentified oxidant (or oxidants) in the martian soil,” the authors write.
“That extant life is a strong possibility, that abiotic interpretations of the LR data are not conclusive, and that, even setting our conclusion aside, biology should still be considered as an explanation for the LR experiment.”
NASA concurred that the study makes a strong case for the contradictory results to be reexamined, adding that the possibility of life on Mars “must be considered”.
“Even if one is not convinced that the Viking LR results give strong evidence for life on Mars, this paper clearly shows that the possibility must be considered,” said Dr. Chris McKay, a senior editor of Astrobiology and an astrobiologist with NASA, to Science Daily.
“We cannot rule out the biological explanation. This has implications for plans for sample return from Mars and for future human missions,” he added.
A “12-year-old refugee child” threatened to murder his foster mom and her children after being outed as a 21-year-old jihadist.
From The Sun:
A FOSTER mum who took in a child refugee has told of her horror after discovering he was a 21-year-old jihadi.
Kind-hearted Rosie welcomed Jamal into her family after social workers said he was a 12-year-old orphan who had fled Afghanistan.
But she became suspicious when she noticed how hairy he was, and how adept he was at firing a rifle.
Jamal was rumbled when a dentist estimated he was a decade older than claimed. Taliban material and child abuse images were later found on his mobile.
This is what these “child refugees” pouring into the UK look like:
The dentist must have just been a xenophobe, because those are clearly some of the most helpless, innocent, small and vulnerable children I’ve ever seen.
When Rosie and husband Pete, 57, took in Jamal they all switched to halal meat.
…He roomed with a boy, aged 13. Two girls, 12 and 14, were also in the house.
Alarm bells rang when the family went swimming and Rosie’s 13-year-old commented on how hairy he was.
At a climbing centre he shimmied up ropes with ease, and at a shooting range he stripped a gun before firing it.
On a bus to college he was told to get off by a driver who didn’t believe he was 16. Rosie, who lives in the South East, said: “It’s ridiculous how everybody else could see it but not the social workers.”
Jamal’s behaviour worsened. He put the 13-year-old in expert holds, demanded cash and got calls from unknown numbers.
One day he claimed he couldn’t pray because there were too many posters on his wall. The interpreter told him, “What do you mean? Allah doesn’t mind?”
His last words to Rosie were: “I’ll kill you and I know where your children are.”
She added: “I can’t say he was a terrorist but I do think he came from a training camp. He was a great actor.
“Every day I check the car, and that all the house windows are shut. I panic because I know he knows our routine.”
Wow, xenophobic much, lady? He was just “sharing his culture” of jihad with you, what’s the problem with that?
Since being arrested for an alleged assault, Jamal has been turned down for asylum but is appealing.
Glad to hear they’re taking the time to give him an appeal considering all he did was lie about his age and threaten to kill the family which gave him a home.
Perhaps Lily Allen can take him in.
A woman opened her heart and her door to a 12-year-old boy who had fled the horrors of war in Afghanistan after losing his parents – or so she thought.
In reality, not only was the boy in her care, Jamal, almost a decade older than she had been duped into believing, but he also had Taliban and child abuse material on his phone.
A dentist’s check found his age to actually be around 21 and a subsequent investigation uncovered the shocking content on his mobile, according to the Sun.
However, the news did not come as a huge surprise to his foster mother, who gave her name only as Rosie, who had not only been extremely suspicious of his developed facial hair – which led to him being thrown off a bus as he looked too old for a child ticket – but also other characteristics.
The whistleblowing website WikiLeaks has released a new tranche of emails from the hacked account of Hillary Clinton’s campaign chair, John Podesta.
The organization had already released more than 26,000 emails by Saturday in a series of 15 consecutive daily releases.
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) October 23, 2016
Sunday’s leak includes Clinton aides corresponding about former Republican Party candidate Marco Rubio and concerns over President Barack Obama’s Afghanistan strategy.
The leaks have offered extraordinary insight into the operations of Clinton’s campaign team, revealing details about Clinton’s Wall Street speeches, ‘pay for play’ discussions, Hillary’s “Achilles heel”, and addressing her server scandal through jokes.
Sunday’s release brings the total number of emails leaked online by WikiLeaks to 26,803.
Prominent members of the Clinton campaign team have accused RT of direct involvement in the email hack due to its swift reporting on the WikiLeaks releases, despite the emails being publicly available through the WikiLeaks website.
WikiLeaks has been releasing the Podesta emails at around the same time every day for over a fortnight.
Rubio’s ‘coordination’ with Citadel CEO
An email thread from October 29, 2015 reveals the Clinton’s campaign ‘intel’ at work. Chicago based attorney William Mahoney emailed Podesta informing him of an encounter he witnessed between Republican candidate Marco Rubio and Citadel CEO and founder Kenneth Griffin.
“Interesting sighting at our residence in Chicago. Walking in lobby from dinner. Marco Rubio leaving, escorted by Ken Griffin from Citadel – Griffin had small event for him at residence. Super pac money to follow – Thought you should know,” Mahoney wrote.
Podesta replied, “Wow! great intel”, and forwarded the message to Tony Carrk, Clinton’s research director, who commented that the meeting “smells like coordination”.
“So the guy bankrolling the new super PAC that has an ad using her Benghazi testimony is talking with the candidate who is attacking us on Benghazi,” Carrk added.
Hedge fund manager Griffin has been named as one of the financial backers of the Future 45 organization which supports Donald Trump’s presidential run. Future 45 produced the aforementioned video criticizing Clinton over the Benghazi attack in which four US citizens, including Ambassador Chris Stevens, were killed.
Concern over Obama’s Afghanistan strategy
Emails dated November 29, 2009 between Podesta and US army officer, Jon Soltz, who served in the Iraq War in 2011, reveal concerns from both men over Obama’s imminent plan on the future of US soldiers in Afghanistan.
Obama announced on December 1, 2009 that he would send over 30,000 additional US troops to Afghanistan.
Soltz, who founded the veteran support organization VoteVets.org, was an outspoken critic of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003 in which he had served as a captain. In the emails leaks Sunday, he sought advice from Podesta on how to deal with his reservations about Obama’s proposal.
“I know our members who we have polled don’t support what I think the Obama administration will unveil. We have always been supportive of them, even to be honest when they don’t seem to include us on much,” he wrote.
“Do you have any guidance on how to approach this. Obviously there is a donor component here and we have never really been in a position to disagree with our allies,” Soltz continued.
Podesta responded that he shared Soltz’s concerns, but was short on guidance: “I’m with you man. Not sure on advice. I think it is time to raise questions at a minimum or at least ask for answers from admin.”
Soltz replied that he would follow his gut on the issue, though he sought Podesta’s support on that, saying: “ I have to sleep at night. Just help cover me please.”
The veteran noted that despite his support for the Obama administration, his organization has never been included in discussions about the Afghanistan strategy. Soltz worried that taking a strong stance against the proposal risked exacerbating this.
Handing over that server
August 2015 was a hectic time for the Clinton camp as they prepared to handover a thumb drive and private email server containing thousands of classified emails, some top secret, to the FBI from her time as secretary of state. A newly released email thread from that period shows Clinton staffers strategizing on the issue.
On Saturday, August 8th 2015, Hillary speechwriter Dan Schwerin composed a potential “open letter” in an attempt to weather the media storm that was sure to accompany news of the surrender.
“Well, I took a stab at an open letter that would walk through more of the background and still make some strong points we want out there in her voice,” writes Dan.“I’m not convinced that this works or that it’s even a good idea. But take a look and see what you think.”
David Kendall, a lawyer from Williams and Connolly, clarified: “Just a factual point: we turned over the thumb drive on Thursday [August 6th] and are negotiating the turnover of the server. We should not give a specific day when she ‘decided’ or ‘directed’.”
The Clinton camp later provided a statement, rather than an open letter, from Clinton’s press secretary, Nick Merrill, on the surrender of the server two days later.
Newly leaked emails show that Hillary Clinton’s campaign team was advised to link Russian President Vladimir Putin with Donald Trump in an apparent bid to distract voters from Clinton’s strategy on Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL).
The exchange of emails between Clinton campaign chair John Podesta and Clinton ally and columnist Brent Budowski was among the batch of around 1,000 emails from Podesta’s account released by WikiLeaks on Saturday.
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) October 22, 2016
In a December 21, 2015 email, Budowski slates Clinton’s position on fighting ISIS before advising Podesta to draw Putin into her attacks on US presidential election rival Trump.
Budowski’s email follows a discussion with Podesta on how to best position the former secretary of state on the issue of tackling ISIS.
Budowski warns that Clinton is not coming down strongly enough on fighting ISIS and that her support for President Barack Obama’s approach is a potential “death ray to her candidacy in a general election.”
“Walk back and escape from her statement that ‘finally we are where we need to be’ against ISIS. We are not where we need to be, we are far from it, most voters do not believe it, and when the next terror attack comes in America – which it certainly will – she will be branded in hot iron with that statement,” Budowski warns.
“She will never state what I believe we need to do – at least 20,000 ground troops with 3,000 American and at least 10,000 from Sunni Muslim nations – because she is consumed with keeping Obama’s goodwill and afraid of liberal backlash.”
Podesta counters: “Her reference was not to ISIS but to going after Assad diplomatically because of UNSC resolution passed Friday. We will make that clear. She has given two major speeches about how we are NOT where we need to be on ISIS.”
“That’s good, sooner it’s clarified the better, and the stronger the better,” Budowski replies, later adding: “Best approach is to slaughter Donald for his bromance with Putin, but not go too far betting on Putin re Syria.”
It's pretty clear that Vladimir Putin would rather have a puppet in the White House than a president. #DebateNight
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) October 20, 2016
Throughout the campaign, the Clinton camp has repeatedly accused Russia of meddling in the US presidential election through its alleged involvement in hacks and leaks, despite the lack of evidence to support this position.
The connections between Trump and Russia are real…and they're cause for concern. pic.twitter.com/ZaP9KdFFyC
— The Briefing (@TheBriefing2016) October 15, 2016
Members of her team have also openly accused RT of involvement in the Podesta email hack due to its swift reporting on the WikiLeaks email releases, which have been shared publicly by the website around the same time every day over the past fortnight.
On July 22, 2016, WikiLeaks released over 19,000 emails and some 8,000 attachments from the US Democratic National Committee (DNC), which formed part one of what the whistleblowing site called the “Hillary Leaks” series.
The release prompted accusations of Russian involvement in the hack from Clinton herself.
“We know that Russian intelligence services hacked into the DNC and we know that they arranged for a lot of those emails to be released and we know that Donald Trump has shown a very troubling willingness to back up Putin, to support Putin,” Clinton told Fox News.
Meanwhile Clinton’s running mate, Tim Kaine, also associated both Trump and Russia with the DNC hack during an ABC News interview in September: “He has openly encouraged Russia to engage in cyber hacking to try to find more emails or materials, and we know that this cyberattack on the DNC was likely done by Russia.”
Will Trump condemn the Russian effort to influence the outcome of our election? No—he takes Putin's side. We need a president, not a puppet.
— Senator Tim Kaine (@timkaine) October 20, 2016
Wikileaks has released its 15th batch of emails from Hillary Clinton campaign chair John Podesta.
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) October 22, 2016
The whistleblowing website has already released half of the 50,000 mails it vowed to publish in the lead up to the presidential election on November 8.
The latest tranche comprises of around 1,095 emails on a range of campaign operations.
Saturday’s release includes emails calling a Sanders adviser a “f**ker”, incorporating Martin Luther King Jr quotes into Clinton speeches, and referring to the Daily Show as “infuriatingly disgusting”.
The previous data dumps have revealed details of Hillary Clinton’s Wall Street speeches, insights into Clinton’s relationship with the MSM, Clinton insiders’ negative opinions of Bernie Sanders and Chelsea Clinton, as well as criticism of the candidate herself from her aides.
The leaks have also included emails allegedly from an account used by US president Barack Obama, and details of Obama and Bill Clinton’s involvement in influencing the EU’s Greece austerity deal.
Slamming a Sanders adviser
The emails leaked on Saturday include one exchange from earlier this year among Clinton aides criticizing former Center for American Progress (CAP) vice-president Faiz Shakir for advising Clinton’s rival Bernie Sanders.
In the email chain, Podesta says he gave Shakir “a very hard time” over the move, adding, “I have to say this does not go down easy with me.”
Neera Tanden, president and CEO of CAP, responded simply: “He’s a f**ker.”
Email server ‘jokes’
In an email thread from March 2015, Hillary Clinton’s PR team discusses innovative – and potentially lighthearted – ways to respond to the private email server scandal.
“I wanted to float idea of HRC making a joke about the email situation,” Clinton’s Director of Communications, Jennifer Palmieri, starts the discussion.
Her Press Secretary, Nick Merril responds: “I don’t think it’s nuts if we can come up with the right thing. But it could also be nuts…”
Deputy Communications Director Kristina Schake offers her take, writing: “I think it would be good for her to show some humor. This is her crowd so the response would be great. Also Dan is looking to add more humor overall so more jokes are welcome too.”
However, Clinton’s PR firm, Grunwald Communications, steps in with long time adviser Mandy Grunwald offering a sober assessment: “We don’t know what’s in the emails, so we are nervous about this. Might get a big laugh tonight and regret it when content of emails is disclosed.”
Military shopping in Afghanistan
In a March 2014 email titled ‘Afghan Economy’, John Podesta’s son Gabe, an Air Force Judge Advocate, wrote to his father from Afghanistan, comparing his workplace to the fashion show ‘Project Runway’.
“My coworkers spend multiple duty hours each and every day shopping at the bazaars. They buy jewelry. They buy rugs. They buy electronics. They buy fur coats. Fur coats!
“Not a day goes by without someone coming into my office to show off a new purchase. My Afghanistan workplace is Project Runway and I’m Tim Gunn – I disapprove of everything around me and hope everyone will be sent home.”
Podesta Jr. also reveals that bank statements from his colleagues showed they had spent between $5,000 and $10,000 since being posted to Afghanistan.
“Rather than speak up, however, I sit here meekly and feign agreement with the ridiculous notion that a mink fur will look resplendent at the Dyess Officers’ Club in Abilene, TX when she redeploys this summer,” he notes.
He ends the email to his father humorously: “And no, I will not put in purchase orders for you. Gabe”.
‘The truth is out there’
The latest batch of Podesta’s emails leaks continued to keep UFO enthusiasts in suspense after a chain between Clinton’s Press Secretary Nick Merrill and Mother Jones reporter AJ Vicens showed Podesta still believes the “truth is out there”.
In 2015, Vicens reached out to Merrill in the hope of garnering a quote from Podesta in relation to an extraterrestrial tweet he posted after resigning as Senior Adviser for President Obama – to take on his role in the Clinton campaign.
“Finally, my biggest failure of 2014: Once again not securing the #disclosure of the UFO files. #thetruthisstilloutthere,” read the tweet. The account has since been taken over by the current Senior Advisor Brian Deese.
“My story is about Podesta UFO tweet from February, and how UFO folks seem optimistic that a Hillary White House would mean a better chance at actual US government UFO disclosure,” wrote Vicens.
Together Merrill and Podesta agreed to give Mother Jones the line: “Our non-campaign has a strict policy of not commenting on extraterrestrial activity.” Podesta suggested the addition, “but the truth is out there”.
Earlier WikiLeaks releases revealed emails from 2008 in which Podesta answered “UFO questions” by saying “The American people can handle the truth”.
Podesta, who had called for the release of any official documents relating to Area 51 back in 2002, also tweeted on the subject in 2013.
Roughly 1,000 emails between Hillary Clinton and Gen. David Petraeus were thought to be missing from the 30,000 emails provided by Clinton’s team to the State Department in December 2014, according to the newly released FBI investigative files.
Additional documents obtained through a federal lawsuit by Judicial Watch show Clinton had directed Petraeus to send her emails at her personal address, which was used for all government work during her tenure as secretary of state.
In a heavily redacted FBI interview summary from Aug. 17, 2015, a State Department employee from the Office of Information and Programs and Services (IPS), which handles Freedom of Information Act requests, discussed how Petraeus’ records apparently were not among the work-related emails provided by the former secretary’s team.
“CENTCOM records shows approximately 1,000 work-related emails between Clinton’s personal email and General David PETRAEUS, former Commander of CENTCOM and former Director of the CIA,” said the employee, whose name is redacted, according to the summary. “Most of those 1,000 emails were not believed to be included in the 30,000 emails that IPS was reviewing. Out of the 30,000 emails, IPS only had a few emails from or related to PETRAEUS as well as a few related to Leon PANETTA, former Secretary of Defense.”
Anyone remember when Jeh Johnson vowed that our borders weren’t open to illegal immigration, or when President Obama promised that anyone who recently crossed into the U.S. from Mexico wouldn’t be allowed to stay?
The lie detector test determined: those were lies.
According to recently released data reviewed by MRCTV, the Department of Homeland released another 52,147 illegal alien kids into the United States in fiscal year 2016, averaging about 149 per day. Processed as “refugees,” these children are in many cases sent to a family member who’s also here illegally.
A total of 5,203 kids were released in September alone, based on the numbers ORR released in August.
Donald Trump will plant a flag on hallowed ground Saturday morning by laying out near the Gettysburg National Battlefield what he would do in his first 100 days as President of the United States.
The Civil War location, a senior campaign aide told reporters on a Friday night conference call, has great significance: ‘Gettysburg was the moment when the war turned.’
And he aims to enter the campaign’s final two weeks by making ‘a closing pitch to voters.’
The Republican nominee’s campaign said he will unveil a list of at least 10 major policy proposals, in teleprompter-driven remarks designed to reinforce his image as a can-do executive with laser-focused goals.
Democrat Hillary Clinton, the aide snarked, can’t articulate her policy goals because her donors haven’t yet told her what to think.
Wikileaks has released its 15th batch of emails from Hillary Clinton campaign chair John Podesta.
Wikileaks has already released half of the 50,000 mails it vowed to publish in the lead up to the presidential election on November 8.
The latest tranche comprises of 1,095 emails.
The previous data dumps have revealed details of Hillary Clinton’s Wall Street speeches, insights into Clinton’s relationship with the MSM, Clinton insiders’ negative opinions of Bernie Sanders and Chelsea Clinton, as well as criticism of the candidate herself from her aides.
The leaks have also included emails allegedly from an account used by US president Barack Obama, and details of Obama and Bill Clinton’s involvement in influencing the EU’s Greece austerity deal.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arranged a $12 million donation from Moroccan King Mohammed VI to her family’s charity in 2014 in return for the Clinton Global Initiative hosting its international meeting in the North African Muslim nation, according to an email made public Thursday by Wikileaks.
The Moroccan monarch’s funds went to the Clinton Foundation’s endowment and to CGI. The Jan. 18, 2015, email was included in Wikileaks’ latest batch of communications to and from Clinton’s presidential campaign chairman, John Podesta.
The email from Huma Abedin, Clinton’s Deputy Chief of Staff at the State Department, was addressed to Podesta and campaign manager Robby Mook. Hillary Clinton was a director of the foundation at the time.
Singapore and Hong Kong officials reportedly were also vying to convene the CGI meeting in their countries, but the North African nation ultimately hosted it in a five-star hotel in Marrakesh, Morocco, in 2015. Abedin told Podesta and Mook that Morocco was not CGI’s “first choice.”
The actual meeting was paid for by OCP, the Moroccan-government-owned mining company that has been accused of serious human rights violations. Clinton vigorously supported the Moroccan King when she was Secretary of State and the U.S.-financed Export-Import Bank gave OCP a $92 million loan guarantee during her tenure as Secretary of State.
The mining company also contributed between $5 million to $10 million to the Clinton Foundation, according to the charity’s web site.
Abedin described the arrangement in the email as having been organized by her boss. Hillary Clinton “created this mess and she knows it,” she told Podesta and Mook.
She said the Moroccan deal was entirely dreamed up by her boss. “This was HRC’s idea, our office approached the Moroccans and they 100 percent believe they are doing this at her request. The King has personally committed approx. $12 million both for the endowment and to support the meeting.” HRC stands for Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Abedin said Clinton’s attendance at the CGI event was a condition of the $12 million contribution. “Just to give you some context, the condition upon which the Moroccans agreed to host the meeting was her participation. If hrc was not part if it, meeting was a non-starter,” Abedin said.
Politico in 2015 reported that Clinton “was seen by Rabat as among its most ardent supporters in the Obama administration.” Rabat is the capital of Morocco.
The Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice charged OCP with “serious human rights violations,” including exploitation of workers by not “adequately compensating the impoverished people who live there.”
Mohamed Yeslem Beisat, the Washington envoy for the Polisaro Front, told AL-Monitor, a Middle Eastern news site in April 2013 that “OCP is the first beneficiary of the war and the first beneficiary of the occupation — it is the one that is cashing in on the misery of thousands of refugees and hundreds of political detainees for the past 40 years.”
Polisaro claims to lead a Moroccan government-in-exile based in Tindouf, Algeria.
“They’re doing this because they know Hillary has some chances of being president of the United States. And they want her to support their brutal occupation of Western Sahara,” Beisat charged.
The Moroccan firm mines phosphates. Human rights critics have called OCP’s mining product “blood phosphates,” appropriating the term “blood diamonds” for gems mined in operations that kill and injure local workers
OCP is not the only mining company linked to human rights violations that has donated to the Clinton Foundation. The foundation accepted a $100 million pledge from Lukas Lundin, who owns mining and oil drilling operations in North Africa and in the Congo.
OCP retained the law firm of Covington & Burling, one of Washington’s lobbying giants, paying the firm $1.4 million in fees from 2012 to 2015.
Stuart Eizenstat, a former White House domestic policy chief under President Carter and an influential Democratic Party insider, was the main lobbyist for the mining firm. He was also President Bill Clinton’s ambassador to the European Union, a Deputy Secretary of the Treasury and Under Secretary at the Department of Commerce.
Eizenstat specialized in foreign trade issues at Commerce where he worked in the International Trade Administration.
Hillary Clinton officially visited Morocco twice, in November 2009 and in February 2012, meeting with the King on both occasions. The two also met in New York in December 2013 where it was believed the two discussed Morocco’s bid to host the CGI meeting and the King’s $12 million donation.
The Moroccan World News described the meeting as showing “renewed friendship between the royal family and the Clinton family, as well as Hillary Clinton’s esteem for Morocco and its people.”
Abedin warned both campaign executives that if CGI decided to renege on the agreement, it would hurt Clinton’s relationship with the King. “It will break a lot of china to back out now,” she wrote.
Ultimately, Clinton did not attend the meeting because it was close to the launch of her presidential campaign, but the former president and daughter Chelsea were present and during the conference were guests at one of the Moroccan King’s palaces.
The latest release brings the number of emails leaked so far by the whistleblowing site to 25,000.
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) October 21, 2016
WikiLeaks released the first batch of emails on October 8.
The previously published emails gave insight into the early stages of mapping out Clinton’s presidential campaign strategy.
The letters revealed, for example, that Clinton reversed her position on free trade agreements from enthusiastic support to strong opposition, as trade deals appeared to be a hot-button issue for many voters and one of the main talking points for Clinton’s Democratic Party rival Senator Bernie Sanders and Republican candidate Donald Trump.
The federal debt increased $236,991,525,500.74 in the twenty-two days that passed between the first presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton and the close of business yesterday—the last day for which the Treasury has published the debt data.
That $236,991,525,500.74 increase in the federal debt since the first Trump-Clinton debate on September 26 equals an increase of $10,772,342,068.22 per day and $1,843.48 for every person who voted in the 2012 presidential election.
It also equals $1,906.67 for every person who had a full-time job in the United States in September.
Additionally, it is more than the $201,003,387,221.13 in debt the federal government accumulated between the Declaration of Independence in 1776 and the end of fiscal 1944 on June 30, 1944.
WikiLeaks has released yet another batch of emails from Hillary Clinton’s campaign chair John Podesta. This is the 13th time the whistleblowing site has released such communications from his account.
This brings the total number of emails leaked to more than 23,000.
WikiLeaks has said there are around 50,000 emails to be released in total and that this will be completed before the presidential election is held on November 8.
Previous releases have included damning examples of collusion between the campaign and the media, disparaging comments about former Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, among others, and copies of speeches given to Wall Street bankers, including Goldman Sachs.
She created this mess
An email from Clinton aide Huma Abedin to Robby Mook and Podesta from January 2015 discussed Morocco donating to the Clinton Foundation’s Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) to get access to Clinton.
“Just to give you some context, the condition upon which the Moroccans agreed to host the meeting was her participation,” says Abedin. “If hrc was not part of it, meeting was a non-starter.”
Clinton had announced the meeting in 2014. Abedin says the meeting had been Clinton’s idea.
“Our office approached the Moroccans and they 100 percent believe they are doing this at her request,” Abedin continues. “The King has personally committed approx $12 million both for the endowment and to support the meeting.”
A politico report from April 2015 reveals Clinton had been scheduled to attend a Clinton Global Initiative Middle East and Africa Meeting in May, but that a Foundation official told Politico it was unlikely she would attend.
Clinton’s State Department accused Morocco of “arbitrary arrests and corruption” in 2011.
“She created this mess and she knows it,” Abedin adds.
Reluctant to go there
An email chain from October 2015 between Podesta and Clinton supporter and ad agency owner Roy Spence discussed how the Clinton servers scandal should be addressed.
Spence writes, “As we try and close the Benghazi Chapter and the email drip drip. Is there ever a moment in time not to defend the decision but layout the fact… HRC servers were not hacked.”
Podesta responds that he was “reluctant to go there,” adding that it “makes it seem like she consciously went to the home server for security reasons which would fall apart under scrutiny.”
The annoying White House
Ann O’Leary, a senior policy adviser to Clinton, sent an email to Neera Tanden, president and CEO of the Center for American Progress, in October 2015 with a link to a Washington Post article tweeted by journalist Greg Sargent, titled ‘Obama administration has doubts that key Hillary gun proposal can work’.
Tanden asks: “What is the White House doing?”
“Being really annoying,” replies O’Leary.
Palmieri recommended Bill Clinton not engage in “questions related to 1) donors; 2) implementation of the MOU [Memorandum of Understanding]; or 3) HRC’s knowledge of donors to the Foundation.”
“These are rabbit holes,” she adds. “Press want us to go deeper into these subjects to try to get us to introduce more facts which will lead to more questions and give the story more life.”
Worst Bill Clinton email
Palmieri mocked Bill Clinton after he sent a mail titled ‘The person I most want to spend time with’ in 2008.
She ridicules the ex-president in a mail to Podesta saying, “seriously? this is the worst subject line ever in an email from Bill Clinton.”
In the mail sent after his wife’s failed campaign bid in 2008, Bill asks for a $5 donation to help “retire that pesky campaign debt.” A select number of donors will be selected to dine with “the person I most enjoy” – in reference to Hillary – according to Bill.
Clear the air with the press
A March 2015 email chain discussing Clinton’s upcoming speech at the Turner Prize broke from the trend of cozy media relations revealed in previous Podesta releases. It does, however, reveal a desire within the campaign to “clear the air a bit with the press.”
Jennifer Palmieri says, “Let’s pretend everyone in the audience is a serious, on the level journalist trying to get the story right,” before detailing how to have Clinton say she appreciates their struggle.
“The press is the most hated profession and they are all losing their jobs to 23 yr old bloggers who make listicles about drinking games at Northwestern. Let’s give them an ego boost,” she adds.
Palmieri also makes reference to the New York Times, stating that Clinton should say what “a life-changing revelation it was to her to read the nyt [New York Times] as a young woman.” She then adds, however, that Clinton “now thinks less of them.”
More media pointers
The Hill columnist Brent Budowsky regularly volunteers advice to the campaign. He emailed Podesta in September 2015 to share his thoughts about “what Hillary needs to do.”
He advises she market herself as a champion of women, using “equal pay for women as a bannered and candidate-defining issue, discussed visibly everyday.”
Budowsky encourages her to push it in a “dramatized” way and “driven 24/7”.
“I did everything but stage a hunger strike before the midterms to persuade Harry Reid to make this a powerful defining political war-fighting issue,” Budowsky says, referring to the Democratic Nevada senator.
In a March 2016 email thread discussing a New York Daily News op-ed about gun control, Palmieri says, “We also need to be hitting Sanders occasionally so we can credibly say we are not only focused on the general.”
Karen Finney asks: “Are there any NYC moms/stories around gun violence that we could include?”
The canvassing of Bernie Sanders’ wife, Jane, is revealed to be a source of concern to Clinton’s team, in a mail from May 20, 2015 regarding Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin’s endorsement of Clinton over Sanders for the Democratic nomination.
“Apparently Jane Sanders has now called him twice and begged him to change his mind and he’s stood firm,” Robbie Mook tells Abedin in the mail. He advises Abedin to contact the governor to express her gratitude. Shumlin went on to officially endorse Clinton on the same day.
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton on Wednesday night reiterated her support for a “no-fly zone” in Syria, saying that imposing one “could save lives and could hasten the end of the conflict.”
The remarks during the third presidential debate in Las Vegas are at odds with comments she made in a 2013 speech, when she is quoted as saying that imposing a no-fly zone would mean taking out air defense systems, including in populated areas, and that in doing so “you’re going to kill a lot of Syrians.”
Clinton acknowledged in the debate with Donald Trump that there were “really legitimate concerns” about the implications of enforcing such a zone, but suggested that the matter could be negotiated with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his Russian allies.
After she said during a broad response to a question about the fight against ISIS that she would “continue to push for a no-fly zone and safe havens within Syria,” moderator Chris Wallace brought her back to the topic.
“Secretary Clinton, you have talked about, in the last debate and again today, that you would impose a no-fly zone to try to protect the people of Aleppo and stop the killing there,” he said.
Wallace noted that President Obama is opposed to the idea “because he fears it’s going to draw us closer and deeper into the conflict,” and that the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford, has warned that imposing a no-fly zone may lead to war with Syria and Russia.
The Obama administration has confirmed a large surge of illegal immigrants along America’s southern border less than a month before the presidential election that has thrust the issue onto the national stage.
The Department of Homeland Security published new statistics on Monday that confirmed at least 408,870 illegal aliens were apprehended along the U.S. southern border in fiscal year 2016, a 23 percent surge from this time last year.
The rate of juvenile illegal immigrants being apprehended on the border also has increased, according to the statistics, which show a 49 percent jump from similar periods in 2015.
The surge in illegal immigrants comes as leading members of Congress pursue an investigation into the precise number of individuals the Obama administration wrongly granted citizenship and immigration benefits.
A new study from Belgium has suggested that there is a strong link between a mother being obese during her pregnancy and the child’s lifespan.
According to research, there is a positive link between a mother’s weight and the length of telomeres on a baby’s DNA.
Telomeres act as protective caps at the end of DNA strings to keep it from unravelling. They are often shorter in older individuals, and are an indicator of biological age.
However, scientists found that babies born to overweight mothers had shorter telomeres. For each point the mother scored above the “normal” BMI level, the child’s telomere was shortened by at least 50 base pairs. This is the equivalent to 1.1 to 1.6 years, meaning the amount of time that could be shaved off the child’s longevity.
During the research, the team followed 743 mothers who were aged 17 to 44 at the time of their pregnancy. The length of the child’s telomeres was measured from a blood draw of the umbilical cord immediately after delivery.
Professor Tim Nawrot, one of the authors of the study, stated of their conclusions:
“Compared with newborns of mothers with a normal BMI, newborns of women with obesity are older on a molecular level, because shortened telomere lengths mean that their cells have shorter lifespans.
So maintaining a healthy BMI during a woman’s reproductive age may promote molecular longevity in the offspring.”
According to the final research, it was determined that children born to obese mothers are biologically 12 to 17 years older than children born to mothers of a normal weight.
However, researchers say that there could be other factors that may influence telomere length. These may include the parents’ age, whether or not they smoke, ethnicity, socio-economic factors and the birth weight of the newborn.
Prof Neena Modi, president of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, who was not involved in the study, stated:
“This intriguing study provides further evidence of the life-long impact of maternal obesity on a child’s life. The study makes clear that babies born to obese mothers may be at greater vulnerability to chronic diseases in adult life.
The study provides a strong justification for intervention in pregnancy, infancy, childhood and young adult life to tackling the national burden of obesity. It means advising women of reproductive age to maintain a healthy weight, supporting parents, and creating healthy societies to ensure infants and children do not become overweight.”
At present, around 30% of women in developed countries are obese when they give birth.
It took at least 11 Hillary Clinton staffers nearly eight hours to respond to a single tweet sent out by Marco Rubio, which highlights the campaign’s struggle to cover up Hillary’s lack of accomplishments – and the inner workings behind Hillary’s fake public persona.
On July 31, 2015, Rubio sent out the following:
After Clinton's failed 'reset' with Putin, now she wants to do a 'reset' with Castro. She is making another mistake. pic.twitter.com/skIAtBUClT
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) July 31, 2015
Three hours later, campaign staffer Jeremy Massey forwarded the tweet to the rest of the campaign, according to emails released by Wikileaks:
Hillary’s foreign policy strategist Jake Sullivan responded:
To which Campaign Chairman John Podesta wrote back:
Which is ironic, given “her” tweeted response didn’t come until hours later, as the following emails show.
Sullivan added even more staffers to the email chain, which at this point included seven people nearly five hours after Rubio’s tweet.
Another foreign policy adviser, Lauren Rosenberger, responds:
Hillary’s communication director, Christina Reynolds, said she would “defer to the policy experts” on what to tweet.
Really? You need policy experts for a single tweet no longer than 140 characters?
But Sullivan complies, referring back to “experts” Dan Schwerin and Brian Fallon for their input.
By 12:30pm, it seems like they have finally finished their masterpiece single tweet to send back to Rubio, but no! Sullivan adds two more people to the deliberations.
Interestingly, Hillary’s official Twitter account states that “Tweets from Hillary signed –H:”
But this is a lie according to this email from Director of Content Laura Peterson:
Might as well read “Tweets from Laura Peterson signed –H” because that’s more truthful.
By 1pm, at least 11 staffers are finally in agreement with the tweet, but it takes another two hours for the tweet to go through another “approval process” which likely involves even more staffers.
Here’s the result:
@marcorubio You've got it backwards: Engagement is a threat to the Castros, not a gift. Embargo hasn’t worked for 50+ years. -H
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) July 31, 2015
Ironically it’s signed by Hillary, despite the fact it was never written by her as the emails show.
This byzantine process shows just how a Hillary administration will operate if she’s put into office.
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Bill Clinton’s ex-lover, Dolly Kyle talks about how Bill is a sex addict and claims he has slept with at least 1000 women:
Alex Jones covers the study that half of America is having a mental breakdown or anxiety over the 2016 presidential election:
A former NBC News journalist is calling on the network to release raw footage of a 1999 interview with Bill Clinton’s rape accuser, Juanita Broaddrick.
In a chat on the website Sidewire on Thursday, Yahoo! News reporter Michael Isikoff said that the NBC footage of Broaddrick’s “Dateline” interview would show that she told interviewer Lisa Myers that Hillary Clinton attempted to intimidate her weeks after the alleged rape, which Broaddrick says occurred at a Little Rock hotel in 1978.
“Broaddrick told her story to NBC and the WashPost in 99. Both organizations closely vetted her story and chose to run it,” wrote Isikoff.
“Also, NBC has the full tape of the original Lisa Meyers [sic] interview,” he added.
Isikoff is the reporter who is credited with landing the scoop that Bill Clinton was having an affair with Monica Lewinsky. The story was spiked at the last minute by his editors at Newsweek.
With so much stacked against him, can Donald Trump pull off a miracle and actually win this election?
Right at this moment, things are looking quite grim for the Trump campaign. Following the release of the lewd audio tape, six women have come forward and have accused him of doing the exact sorts of things that he admitted to on that tape, and the mainstream media is going after him with all they’ve got. Of course the Clintons have done far worse things than Trump has, and that is the case that Trump must make to the American people in the last 25 days of this election. But it certainly isn’t helping that Trump is receiving very little help from his own party. In fact, earlier today Politico published an article entitled “RNC TV ad spending for Trump: $0” which documented the fact that the Republican National Committee has not spent a single penny on television advertising for Trump so far in 2016.
If the Republican National Committee had treated past candidates similarly, this wouldn’t be an issue. But as Politico has pointed out, that definitely is not the case…
In 2004, the committee spent $18.2 million on independent expenditures — or IEs, in campaign parlance — boosting George W. Bush’s reelection bid. In 2008, the RNC’s IE spending surged to $53.5 million in support of John McCain’s campaign against Barack Obama. And in 2012, the RNC spent $42.4 million on IEs boosting Mitt Romney or opposing President Obama — with nearly 80 percent of the spending occurring before mid-October.
By contrast, this cycle the RNC has spent only $321,000 on independent expenditures attacking Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. And all of that spending occurred last fall — before Trump had emerged as the leader for the GOP presidential nomination.
This revelation comes at a time when the Trump campaign is in full-blown crisis mode.
Since the second debate, six different women have come forward with allegations that Trump either groped them or kissed them against their will. The following summary of these allegations comes from the Daily Mail…
Temple Taggert, who competed as Miss Utah in the 1997 Miss USA pageant claims that Trump kissed her on the lips against her will.
Cassandra Searles, who served as Miss Washington in the 2013 pageant, claims that Trump ‘grabbed her a**’ and invited her back to his hotel room during the competition.
Natasha Stoynoff was interviewing Trump at Mar-a-Lago back in 2005 when she claims that Trump began ‘forcing his tongue down [her] throat.’
Mindy McGillivray claims she was also at Mar-a-Lago when she was groped by Trump.
Rachel Crooks claims Trump kissed her on the lips against her will in 2005, and Jessica Leeds alleged that Trump sexually assaulted her on a plane three decades ago.
Are these allegations true?
I don’t know. But it is certainly alarming that so many women have come forward and that their stories are so similar.
The one man that knows the truth about all of these claims is Donald Trump, and so far Trump is vehemently denying all of the accusations…
“The phony story in the failing @nytimes is a TOTAL FABRICATION. Written by same people as last discredited story on woman. WATCH!” Trump tweeted Thursday morning.
He then went on a rant during his afternoon rally in West Palm Beach, Florida, reading off a teleprompter as he claimed, “these were nothing more than false smears,” “these claims are all fabricated,” and “these events never, ever happened.”
Trump attacked the integrity of his female accusers, saying “You take a look at these people…and you’ll understand also.”
Meanwhile, the Trump campaign intends to highlight the crimes of the Clintons as much as they can as we approach election day. In particular, they plan to make a big issue out of the fact that Bill Clinton is a serial sexual predator…
Donald Trump’s presidential campaign signaled Wednesday its strategy for combating allegations of sexual misconduct against the Republican nominee: fight fire with fire.
More specifically, the campaign reportedly said it would seek to paint former President Bill Clinton “as Bill Cosby,” the same day multiple women accused Trump of making unwanted sexual advances toward them.
The Trump campaign is promising to unveil some new accusers of Bill Clinton that have never been revealed before, and the National Enquirer is reporting that the Clinton campaign is scared to death that some of Hillary’s sexual scandals may be exposed to the public as well.
At this point, most Americans are not really pleased with either candidate. Over these last several weeks, Trump will be trying to show how evil Clinton is, and Clinton will be trying to show how evil Trump is.
But Hillary Clinton has the full power of the mainstream media working for her, and so that is a massive advantage.
And the most recent polls in key battleground states have very good news for Clinton. The following comes from CNN…
A trio of state polls released this week show Hillary Clinton’s northern “blue wall” holding, as she carries commanding leads across a series of key states.
The polls — taken after the release of a 2005 recording of Donald Trump talking in a sexually aggressive manner about women — show Clinton leading in Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin.
Coupled with Democrats’ advantage in the Electoral College, the slate of polls suggests that only an extremely narrow path to the 270 electoral votes needed to win the presidency remains for Trump, who has staked his candidacy in part on flipping some traditionally Democratic states.
Right now Clinton is ahead of Trump by 7 points in Wisconsin, by 9 points in Pennsylvania, and by 11 points in Michigan.
If Trump plans to pull off a miracle, he has a whole lot of work to do.
And it certainly was not encouraging to hear that Trump has decided to pull out of Virginia in order to devote resources to other states.
Traditionally Virginia has been a key swing state, and so many are taking that as a very bad sign.
If you look at the electoral map, it is very, very difficult to see a path to victory for the Trump campaign at this point. I know that is not what a lot of people want to hear, but it is the truth.
Trump could still prove me wrong by pulling off a historic miracle in November, but with each passing day that is looking less and less likely.
Hillary Clinton’s tax proposals would increase taxes by $1.4 trillion over the next decade and would reduce the growth of the economy by 2.6 percent, according to ananalysis from the Tax Foundation.
Since January when the Tax Foundation first scored Clinton’s tax plan, Clinton has introduced a number of new taxes on individuals and businesses. At that time, the Foundation estimated that her plan would raise taxes by $498 billion over the next decade and would reduce gross domestic product by 1 percent.
“The majority of her proposals raise taxes directly on high-income taxpayers,” the Foundation said in a new report. “Her plan would enact a new surtax on taxpayers with incomes above $5 million, a 30 percent minimum tax (the Buffet Rule), a limit on itemized deductions to a tax value of 28 percent, and an estate tax increase to a top rate of 65 percent for estates worth $1 billion or more.”
“She would also enact a number of targeted tax policies that would impact businesses, such as a new ‘financial risk’ fee on large banks, the elimination of tax expenditures related to the fossil fuel industry, and several tax cuts for small businesses,” the analysis said.
Saudi Aramco has discontinued shipping refined oil products to the Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation, Egypt’s state oil company, as of early October, Reuters reported Monday, citing an Egyptian government official.
Egypt did not receive crucial allocations of Saudi petroleum aid this month, forcing its state buyer to intervene by rapidly increasing tenders in order to buy over $500 million in petroleum products from other sources. EGPC also plans to release tenders to purchase fuel for local consumption.
Saudi Arabia previously agreed to provide Egypt with 700,000 tons of refined oil products in a $23 billion deal signed earlier this year. The supply was to be shipped on a credit line with a 2 percent rate expected to be repaid in 15 years.
The sudden halt comes during a severe shortage in foreign currency supplies for Egypt, which in September amounted to more than $19 billion, according to Egyptian Streets. Prior to the 2011 Revolution, in which popular protests toppled long-time Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, and subsequent political turmoil, foreign currency reserves were estimated around $36 billion.
Moments ago, Wikileaks just released its third data dump from the hacked email account of Hillary Clinton’s Campaign Chair, John Podesta, which is becoming a true headache for Hillary Clinton and her supporter base.
There are as many as 1,190 new emails in the latest release, adding to the more than 4,000 emails from Podesta already released by the whistleblowing website, and bringing the total to 5,336. Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has claimed he is sitting on as much as 50,000 messages.
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) October 11, 2016
Among the email chains included in in the release is an email chain from February 15, 2016 titled ‘Pushback on immigration,’ which shows a request for Ken Salazar, who was the US secretary of the interior from 2009 to 2013, to write an op-ed to smear Bernie Sanders’ “professed support for immigration.”
The emails also reveal frustration from Clinton’s camp over President Obama’s reluctance to show support for her. Dated March 12, 2016, over a month after primaries began, advisor Neera Tanden asks Podesta “Can Obama even hint of support of Hillary before Tuesday? Really, just a directional nod would be helpful.”
“Maybe they don’t want to do this, but the stakes are pretty damn high in this election for him,” Tanden says. Podesta asks “Why don’t you push Valerie a little bit,” possibly referencing Valerie Jarrett, senior advisor to Obama.
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In the previous release, we learned that some Hillary advisers pushed for Bill’s role in his wife’s campaign for presidency to be reduced, as his “sex life could be damaging to her”.
Clinton has confirmed the authenticity of the hacked emails, clarifying comments exposed by the leak during Sunday’s second presidential debate. Her admission to the National Multi-Housing Council in 2013 that politicians have “both a private position and a public position” was explained as being a discussion she had regarding the film ‘Lincoln’.
While we are going through the latest document dump, as usual, we urge readers to flag and point us to any of the more notable emails, starting with yet another beauty from CNBC’s own “unbiased” political commentator John Harwood emailed to Hillary’s campaign chairman, John Podesta.
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What you are about to read (and see) below is a fully cited example of something we have discussed frequently, but withheld until today, so the oppositional forces cannot change strategies in their attempts to manipulate your mind.
It is now time to lay all media polling naked for you to grasp. Everything below is fully cited so you can fact-check it for yourself. However, we present this with a disclaimer: the entities exposed will industriously work to change their approach from this day forth.
You have probably seen the latest example of the media claiming a released presidential poll from NBC and The Wall Street Journal as an example of Hillary Clinton expanding to an 11 point lead in the weekend following the “controversial” leaked tape of Donald Trump.
The claim is complete and utter nonsense. Here’s the proof.
Transparently the poll is manipulated with: a) a small sample (500); and b) the following ideological make-up:
♦ Republican and Republican leaners 36%
♦ Democrat and Democrat leaners 43%
♦ Independents 12%
By itself that ideological snapshot is silly. Nationally the party registration is roughly 27% (R), 32% (D), and 40% (I) – SEE HERE – However, the polling sample is the least of the issues for this deconstruction.
Arguing about the construct or methodology of the poll is typically what most people do when they are refuting a media poll. That aspect alone is not the big story.
Look at the polling organization:
Do you see: Hart Research Associates/Public Opinion Strategies?
Hart Research Associates is headed up by Peter D Hart (founder), and Geoff Garin (President) – SEE HERE
Now look at what role Geoff Garin, Heart Research Associate President, is currently occupying (link here):
OK, so Mr. Geoff Garin, the President of Hart Research and Associates”, is currently working as “a strategic adviser for Priorities USA in support of Hillary Clinton’s election“. Gee, I wonder why the media never tells us that part?
See the issue?
Wait, we’re not even close to finished. It gets better.
Let’s take a look at the recent financial connection between, Geoff Garin, Hart Research Associates and Hillary Clinton’s Priorities USA Super-PAC.
For that information we turn to FEC filings -HERE-. What do they indicate?
On Page #118 of the September 2016 (most recent) filing we find a payment for $178,500(screen grab above)
On Page #92 of the same September 2016 (most recent) filing, we find another payment for $42,000 (screen grab below)
♦ $220,500.00 in the month of September alone paid by Hillary Clinton’s Priorities USA Super-PAC to Hart Research Associates.
♦ The President of Hart Research Associates, Geoff Garin, is working for Hillary Clinton’s campaign.
♦ NBC (S Burke) and The WSJ (Murdoch) contact Geoff Garin (Hart Research Associates) for the post-debate poll data they will use on the day following the debate.
♦ Hart Research Associates provides a small national poll sample (500) result, with skewed party internals, showing Hillary Clinton +11 points.
Do you see now how “media polling” works, and why we advise to ignore it?
There were 94,184,000 Americans not participating in the labor force in September, a decline of 201,000 people from the previous month, according to data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics on Friday.
The bureau counts those not in the labor force as people who do not have a job and did not actively seek one in the past four weeks.
The labor force participation rate, which is the percentage of the population that has a job or actively looked for one in the past month, increased from 62.8 percent in August to 62.9 percent in September.
The unemployment rate for all Americans increased to 5.0 percent after remaining steady at 4.9 percent in August. This measure does not account for those individuals who have dropped out of the labor force and simply measures the percent of those who did not have a job but actively sought one over the month.
It is a well-known fact that sodas are part of the problem when it comes to the obesity epidemic sweeping the developed world.
However, it has been reported that over a hundred medical organizations, government groups and health foundations have received big sums of cash from the Pepsi and Coca Cola companies.
A new study at Boston University, published in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine, has found that between 2011-2015, over 96 health organizations have taken money from either Pepsi or Coca Cola, or in some cases, both.
Some organizations revealed to have accepted this money include the American Diabetes Association and the American Red Cross.
The recent study concluded:
“These companies lobbied against public health intervention in 97 percent of cases, calling into question a sincere commitment to improving the public’s health. By accepting funding from these companies, health organizations are inadvertently participating in their marketing plans.”
Some are likening this willingness to accept money from soda companies as similar to the lobbying that took place with cigarette companies not so long ago.
Dr. Michael Siegel, the study’s co-author, says that he decided to investigate this phenomenon after noting that Coca Cola was supporting the Global Energy Balance Network. He says he felt bothered by this, as the message of the network was to tackle obesity through exercise alone, taking the shift away from diet.
Wondering if this was a common theme, he investigated the companies for his study and found that it was actually pretty prevalent.
In response to questions about the study, the Coca Cola Company has created a website to allow users to search the foundations and health organizations they have sponsored in the past. This is likely their way of attempting to deflect questions from the public and media about whom they support and why.
PepsiCo hasn’t done the same thing, but instead recently attempted to defend their position by stating that they only make one quarter of their annual sales on soda products. The rest, they claim, come from cereals, oats and other foods that can be deemed healthy.
No matter the case, this certainly raises eyebrows on the intentions of both the soda companies and health organizations alike.
Certain brands of Lunchables, a ubiquitous lunch box filler in elementary schools throughout the nation, are being recalled because they contain allergens not listed on the label.
The recall involves the 3.4 oz packages of “Ham and American Cracker Stackers,” produced on September 21.
The Kraft Heinz Company, which manufactures the item, is recalling 959 pounds of the lunch meat because it is mislabeled. The product contains wheat and soy, which are known allergens.
Physical training methods have certainly changed a lot over the centuries—and most of those changes have been absolutely wrong.
It’s well known to any serious physical culturist that the state of modern fitness training is dismal. Just look at the rates of obesity in the developed world, and then ask yourself if it counts as “development” to move towards a dysgenic state.
Philosophy aside, I will often say to the people I train that “worthwhile development in physical culture stopped around 1905” (the year that Thomas Inch invented the plate loading barbell), and I stand by that, with the exception of technical advice on the traditional lifts—and most of that in recent years has come from the states of the Former Soviet Union. I will admit that I have faced resistance from some over my “antiquated” views.
Speaking of the middle years of the Edwardian Era, I have recently come into the possession of a “Universal Fitness Test”, published in 1902, and written by Dudley Sargent, at the time the director of the Harvard University gymnasium. While the man can be criticized in some ways (namely, naming his son “Ledyard”), the question remains as to whether or not this 114 year old fitness exam has any merit.
Just like the last debate both CNN debate moderators repeatedly interrupted Trump and seemed to be siding with Clinton.
Donald Trump attacks Hillary Clinton on her willful failure to save ambassador Stevens over the course of not only the 13 hours which led to his death, but the months and weeks previous where he begged Hillary Clinton for more security.