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  1. #331
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    Hillary Clinton and the Beclowning of the American Left

    Elderly homeowner trolls irrelevant political movement

    BY: Andrew Stiles // August 18, 2014 11:28 am

    If Hillary Clinton wants the Democratic nomination in 2016 (and why wouldn’t she, given that basically everything she’s ever done since roughly 1975, when she agreed to defend a child rapist as a “favor” for an Arkansas prosecutor, has been calculated to maximize her political power and/or personal fortune?) it would seem to be hers for the taking.

    No matter what. There is not a damn thing committed liberals—the ones whose primary consideration for choosing a president is something other than “That would be really cool because she’s a woman”—can do about it. Is there?

    Hillary knows this, and must find it incredibly amusing. Because at this point, she is basically trolling the left.

    Some are beginning to doubt her inevitability because she said some mean things about President Obama, and questioned the efficacy of a foreign policy based on hope and sternly-worded lectures. Some, such as Ezra Klein, don’t like the fact that she is “focused on the expansive ambitions of radical jihadists.” Because a true liberal would focus on more important aspects of the Islamic State—its economic policies, for example, such as the tax on infidels.

    But these liberals are only kidding themselves. There’s nothing they can do about it because there is no viable alternative. The Clinton political empire has already annihilated Hillary’s potential competitors via preemptive strike—you know, like the kind she voted for in Iraq as a senator in 2003. The folks at are still upset about that. Remember when they used to be semi-relevant?

    What about 2012? Remember that? Remember how Mitt Romney was too rich and out of touch to be president? Those were much simpler times. Now, thanks to Hillary, the same people who cheered Occupy Wall Street, the same people who protested a New York City hospital for taking money from a rich conservative, are going to spend the next several years falling all over themselves to defend a voracious wealth-seeker whose idea of downsizing is a 5-bedroom mansion in the Hamptons that rents for only $33,000 per week.

    Hillary’s beclowning of the left reached new heights with this Las Vegas Review-Journal report on her speaking contract with the (publicly funded) University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

    Clinton, who has sought public sympathy for the financial hardship she and her husband endured while “struggling” to finance the purchase of two mansions, insists on being put up in the “presidential suite” in a luxury hotel of her choosing. She requires that her hosts pay for her travel on a private jet that can accommodate no less than 16 passengers.

    The Review-Journals notes that Clinton’s $225,000 fee for her speech at a UNLV fundraiser in October “is something of a cut-rate” for Hillary.
    Documents obtained by the newspaper show that she initially asked for $300,000 and reveal that she insists on controlling every detail of the private event, large and small, to ensure that she will be the center of attention.
    “It is agreed that Speaker will be the only person on the stage during her remarks,” according to the May 13 contract the Harry Walker Agency signed for Clinton’s keynote address at the Bellagio.
    According to her standard speaking contract, Clinton will remain at the event no longer than 90 minutes; will pose for no more than 50 photos with no more than 100 people; and won’t allow any press coverage or video- or audio-taping of her speech.

    Hillary, who has raked in at least $12 million since quitting her job as Secretary of State, eventually agreed to donate her UNLV speaking fee to charity, but only after students protested. However, rather than donate her fee back to UNLV, as students demanded, Hillary chose to give the money to the Clinton Foundation, the organization that employs her daughter, Chelsea, and that has facilitated the Clinton’s efforts to embed themselves among the global corporate and financial elites.

    Sounds like something a heartless bastard like Mitt Romney might do. And that’s why it’s such a brilliant troll on Clinton’s part. Most liberals are going to support her regardless, and will leap to her defense by writing hackish blog posts about “Why Hillary Clinton Doesn’t Really Have a Mitt Romney Problem” because she (presumably) agrees with liberal elites on which economic policies (i.e. raising taxes) are best for helping the poor and middle class.

    They’ll keep insisting that the elderly muumuu-wearing public speaker who hasn’t driven a car in decades and “earns” roughly five times the median annual income by saying words in rooms with corporate executives is in touch with the average American. Get used to it.

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    Is The Next Front Of The 'Clinton Wars' Being Waged In Virginia?

    Matt Vespa | Aug 21, 2014

    Are we seriously going back to this drivel? Although, it’s not a national campaign, John Foust, the Democratic candidate in Virginia’s 10th congressional district, recently slammed his Republican opponent, Delegate Barbara Comstock, for not holding a “real job.” Yeah, this lunacy is back (via Ashburn Rising) [emphasis mine]:
    While earlier this week in Ashburn, Comstock left much of the harsh rhetoric to her supporters, Foust took the reins of criticism in his own hands during a stop at his new campaign office in Leesburg.
    On creating jobs, Foust said, “In her mind that means giving tax benefits to special interests and the super wealthy. I don’t think she’s even had a real job.

    Back in 2012, Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen ignited a firestorm when she said that Ann Romney hadn’t worked a day in her life. Pretty much everyone distanced themselves from her comments and called them inappropriate, including President Obama; Rosin later apologized on CNN.
    Yet, while being a stay-at-home mom is hard work, Comstock has conquered on both fronts. She’s the mother of three children and was an aide to retiring Rep. Frank Wolf. She later became chief counsel for the House Committee on Government Reform and Oversight.

    And, that is why her candidacy possibly reignited the “Clinton Wars.” Foust’s supporters are probably ignorant of the fact that Comstock was the point of the lance, along with the late Barbara Olson, in digging up information about the alleged shady dealings within the Clinton administration. As a result, the Clinton White House named them “Barbarellas” (via Politico):
    Comstock’s history with the Clintons dates back to 1993. At the time, she was working as an aide to GOP Rep. Frank Wolf of Virginia when some of his constituents lost their jobs in the White House travel office. Wolf tasked Comstock with finding out why the firings happened and whether the Clintons were trying to make room in the office for their personal allies.
    Republicans won the House majority in 1994, and Comstock became the chief counsel on the Committee on Government Reform and Oversight.

    Comstock’s legal training prepared her to burrow through mounds of government documents, spotting patterns in discrete facts that eluded others. She deposed countless high-level White House officials and allies, including John Podesta and George Stephanopoulos. When Democratic fundraiser Johnny Chung appeared before the committee in 1999, Comstock did the grilling.

    The other trait Comstock’s admirers and critics consistently point to: a work ethic bordering on compulsive.
    “Late night calls from Barbara Comstock were not unusual,” David Brock, the onetime conservative opposition researcher and Comstock confidant, wrote in his 2002 book, “Blinded by the Right: The Conscience of an Ex-Conservative.” “She often telephoned with the latest tidbit she had dug up in the thousands and thousands of pages of administration records she pored through frantically, as if she were looking for a winning lottery ticket she had somehow mislaid.”

    The late Barbara Olson, Comstock’s co-investigator on the committee, wrote in her own book that the two took extraordinary measures to prevent Clinton backers from sabotaging their work.

    “We changed our locks; not even the cleaning crews had access to our tiny room,” Olson wrote in “Hell to Pay: The Unfolding Story of Hillary Rodham Clinton,” published in 1999. “I generally arrived at 6:30 a.m. and tried to leave for home before 8:00 p.m. My colleague Barbara Comstock continued the vigil and wouldn’t leave until 4:00 a.m.”

    Foust is quoted in the piece saying he was unaware of the dynamics of the “Clinton Wars” since he was busying getting his law firm off the ground and raising his family. Nevertheless, the Clinton crew is fearful of Comstock returning to Congress and getting back on the “warpath,” especially with the Benghazi investigation still ongoing.

    In the meantime, former Secretary of State Madeline Albright is hosting fundraisers for Foust and Jamie Gorelick, who served as Clinton’s deputy attorney general, gave him a $1,000 donation. She responded to many of Comstock’s subpoenas, according to Politico.

    It looks like the Clinton people are out for a little revenge.

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    Do you Know this Guy?

    He is Edward "Ed" Mezvinsky, born January 17, 1937. Then you'll
    probably say, "Who is Ed Mezvinsky?"

    Well, he is a former Democrat congressman who represented Iowa's 1st Congressional district in the United States House of Representatives for two terms, from 1973 to 1977.

    He sat on the House Judiciary Committee that decided the fate of Richard Nixon. He was outspoken saying that Nixon was a crook and a disgrace to politics and the nation and should be impeached.

    He and the Clintons were friends and very politically intertwined for many years.

    Ed Mezvinsky had an affair with NBC News reporter Marjorie Sue Margolies and later married her after his wife divorced him.

    In 1993, Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky, then a freshman Democrat in Congress, cast the deciding vote that got President Bill Clinton's controversial tax package through the House of Representatives.

    In March 2001, Mezvinsky was indicted and later pleaded guilty to 31 of 69 counts of bank fraud, mail fraud, and wire fraud.

    Ed Mezvinsky embezzled more than $10 million dollars from people via both a Ponzi scheme and the notorious Nigerian e-mail scams.

    He was found guilty and sentenced to 80 months in federal prison.

    After serving less than five years in federal prison, he was released in April 2008 and remains on federal probation.

    To this day, he still owes $9.4 million in restitution to his victims.

    About now you are saying, "So what!"

    Well, this is Marc and Chelsea Mezvinsky.

    That's right; Ed Mezvinsky is Chelsea Clinton's father-in law.

    Now Marc and Chelsea are in their early thirties and purchased a 10.5 million dollar NYC apartment (after being married in George Soros' mansion).

    Has anyone heard mention of any of this in any of the media?

    If this guy was Jenna or Barbara Bush's, or better yet, Sarah Palin's daughter's father-in- law, the news would be an everyday headline and every detail would be reported over and over.

    And yet liberals say there are no double standards in political reporting.

    And people are already talking about Hillary as our next President!

    And then there is possibly Chelsea for president in our future!

    The cycle never ends!

    Lying and corruption seem to make Democrat candidates more popular.

    (Thought it was interesting that she was married in George Soros' mansion. I didn't know this, and since I loath him and credit him as a major player in the ruination of our country, I checked it out via Google. Most wedding articles state a 'mansion in upstate NY'...finally found an article that said George Soros' daughter hosted the wedding...All the same thing/family!!!)

    When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. When the government fears the people, there is liberty. ~~ Thomas Jefferson

    "America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves."
    ~ ~Abraham Lincoln


    Chelsea Clinton and fiancee Marc Mezvinsky are shown in this file photo, left./Marc's father, Edward M. Mezvinsky, is shown in this file photo.
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    Will Father of the Groom Be Welcome Figure at Chelsea Clinton's Wedding?

    Dec. 1, 2009

    Chelsea Clinton and fiancee Marc Mezvinsky are shown in this file photo, left./Marc's father, Edward M. Mezvinsky, is shown in this file photo.

    AP Photo/Reuters

    If Ed Mezvinsky, the disgraced father of Chelsea Clinton's newly-announced fiancé Marc Mezvinsky, attends his own son's wedding, he might want to consider ducking out before the reception. Mezvinsky was convicted in 2002 of bilking his associates, friends and family members -- even his own late mother-in-law -- out of millions of dollars. Despite being released in April 2008 after serving five years in prison, Mezvinsky remains on federal probation and still owes almost $9.4 million in restitution to his victims.

    An ABC News investigation revealed that Mezvinsky, a former Democratic Congressman from Iowa, had been caught up in a series of Nigerian e-mail scams and began to steal from people to further his schemes.

    "He was always looking for the home run. He was always trying to find the business deal that would make him as wealthy as all the people in his social circle," said federal prosecutor Bob Zauzmer. According to Zauzmer, Mezvinsky, who is now 72, will be on supervised release, the federal version of probation, until 2011.

    ABC News was unable to reach Ed Mezvinsky for a response, but did reach his ex-wife Marjorie. Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky refused to comment on whether or not her ex-husband would be attending their son's wedding, referring all questions to a Clinton family spokesperson. Margolies-Mezvinsky did confirm that no wedding date has yet been set.

    Asked whether Ed Mezvinsky would be attending the wedding, a spokesperson for former President Bill Clinton said he didn't know. "I don't know anything at this point beyond the fact that they're engaged," Matt McKenna told ABC News in an e-mail.

    In their heyday, Ed Mezvinsky and his then wife Marjorie, herself a former Democratic congresswoman from Pennsylvania as well as an ex-TV reporter, were part of the political and social elite in Philadelphia. The Mezvinskys were close to Bill and Hillary Clinton and were frequent guests at the White House. Prosecutors say Mezvinsky exploited his ties to the Clintons, including his son's relationship with Chelsea, to woo investors to contribute more money to his schemes.

    Marc Mezvinsky's Dad Served Time For Nigerian E-mail Scam

    Mezvinsky used those funds to travel to Nigeria to pursue one hare-brained scheme after another. He ultimately lost more than $3 million to the scammers, falling especially hard for the notorious "black money" scam, where victims are told millions of dollars have been coated with black ink so the money could be smuggled out of Nigeria. The scammers then offer to sell a special, expensive chemical to clean the ink off of the money. Prosecutors say Mezvinsky fell for at least three separate "black money" schemes.
    Mezvinsky pleaded guilty to more than 30 counts of fraud, and was sentenced to 80 months in federal prison. He has blamed bipolar disorder for his behavior.
    In an interview with Des Moines Register from prison in 2003, Mezvinsky said he found the scam convincing. "The man later came out with a chemical, threw it on the money, and it all turned to $100 bills. He gave me 10 to have them tested back home. And they were real," Mezvinsky told the Register.
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    Ties might not bind Clintons to Margolies campaign

    Dan Loh
    Marjorie Margolis-Mervinsky, Democratic candidate for Pennsylvania Lt. Governor, laughs upon hearing positive results on her performance on primary election day Tuesday, May 19, 1998, in Norristown, Pa. At right is Colleen Alexander. Margolis-Mervinsky was named the winner.

    Who's who
    Marjorie Margolies
    Age: 71
    The one-term congresswoman, mother of 11, author, award-winning television journalist and founder of an international charity hopes to mount a political comeback after trying to declare bankruptcy and divorcing her husband while he served time for fraud. She cast the deciding vote for Bill Clinton's 1993 budget and is Chelsea Clinton's mother-in-law.

    Edward Mezvinsky
    Age: 77
    A two-term Iowa congressman and former Pennsylvania Democratic chairman, he lost races for U.S. Senate in 1980, state attorney general in 1988 and lieutenant governor in 1990. His marriage to Margolies collapsed when he went to federal prison for defrauding people of millions of dollars. Released in 2008, he watched his son Marc wed Chelsea Clinton.

    Marc Mezvinsky
    Age: 36
    Mezvinsky married Chelsea Clinton in 2010 during a large, private ceremony in Rhinebeck, N.Y., about 100 miles north of New York, on the banks of the Hudson River. The former Goldman Sachs investment banker co-founded the hedge fund Eaglevale Partners in 2012. The couple lives in Manhattan.

    Chelsea Clinton
    Age: 31
    The daughter of former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met Mezvinsky in the 1990s while she was first daughter. They attended Stanford University. Clinton went on to earn degrees from Oxford and Columbia universities and is vice chairwoman of the Clinton Foundation.

    Hillary Clinton
    Age: 66
    The most successful woman in American political history, she is once again the early favorite for the Democratic nomination for president. Clinton campaigned for Margolies in 1994 but couldn't hold back the GOP tide that year. In 2008, Clinton carried Pennsylvania over then-Sen. Barack Obama by nearly 10 percentage points.

    Bill Clinton
    Age: 67
    The former president remains enormously popular in Democratic politics. His endorsement helped former U.S. Rep. Mark Critz beat rival Democrat Jason Altmire after state lawmakers combined their Western Pennsylvania districts in 2010. Clinton went on the 2014 campaign trail last week, stumping for Kentucky Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes.

    By Mike Wereschagin
    Saturday, March 1, 2014, 10:30 p.m.

    Dan Loh
    Marjorie Margolis-Mervinsky, Democratic candidate for Pennsylvania Lt. Governor, laughs upon hearing positive results on her performance on primary election day Tuesday, May 19, 1998, in Norristown, Pa. At right is Colleen Alexander. Margolis-Mervinsky was named the winner.

    The biggest name in Pennsylvania's 13th Congressional District race isn't on the ballot.

    Marjorie Margolies, a former one-term congresswoman, is reminding Democratic voters of her crucial vote that won Bill Clinton his 1993 budget and cost her the U.S. House seat a year later. Her ties to the Clintons deepened when her son, Marc Mezvinsky, married Chelsea Clinton in 2010.
    But whether the Clintons campaign for Margolies could depend on how close they want to get to her political baggage less than two years before Hillary Clinton's possible 2016 presidential run.

    Bill Clinton is scheduled to speak at a Temple University Law Foundation event in Philadelphia on April 20, a month before the primary. The event will be about three miles from the border of the 13th District.

    “She's had a fairly rocky road, given her ex-husband's issues and some of the other questions about her honesty in those proceedings. So if (Hillary) Clinton comes in, she could be somewhat attached to Margolies,” said Christopher Borick, director of the Muhlenberg College Institute of Public Opinion. “But you're somewhat attached to her anyway. She's tied now, in some ways, to your family.”

    Margolies and members of her campaign did not respond to requests for an interview. Spokesmen for the Clintons declined to say whether they would endorse, campaign or raise money for Margolies, 71, of Wynnewood.

    The 20 years since Margolies lost her House seat were marked by personal, financial and political losses that her opponents now are dredging up.
    Margolies' ex-husband, Edward Mezvinsky, pleaded guilty to defrauding banks and clients out of millions of dollars. He traded on Margolies' name and the family's connection to the Clintons, and doctored financial disclosure forms she filed with Congress, according to court records.

    State Rep. Brendan Boyle, one of three other Democrats running for the congressional seat, reminded voters of that trouble when Margolies filed her disclosure forms late for this campaign in September.

    Margolies told The Philadelphia Inquirer that “a personal attack from a decade ago made from behind the trousers of a campaign spokesperson is no profile in courage.”

    Investigators never charged Margolies. She told a bankruptcy judge in 2000 that her husband handled the family's finances and that she signed off on the forms without verifying their accuracy.

    “She was present for some of the discussions that Mr. Mezvinsky had with people that later turned out to be victims. I think she introduced one or two,” said Robert Zauzmer, the assistant U.S. attorney who prosecuted Mezvinsky.

    But investigators did not find evidence she knew her husband's business dealings were illegitimate.

    The fraud

    Margolies married Mezvinsky in 1975 when he was an Iowa congressman and she was an Emmy-winning television reporter in Washington. She divorced him in 2007 when he was serving a five-year prison sentence.

    Mezvinsky brought four children to the marriage; Margolies had two girls she adopted from overseas. They had two sons and adopted three children together.

    Mezvinsky lost his House seat in 1976, and the family moved to Margolies' native Philadelphia.

    While she continued her television career, Mezvinsky jumped into Pennsylvania politics. He lost a race for U.S. Senate in 1980, won election as chairman of the state Democratic Party in 1981, and lost statewide races in 1988 and 1990.

    His business dealings appeared to generate millions of dollars for the family, until a federal grand jury indictment in 2001 exposed frauds reaching back more than 10 years. He pleaded guilty in 2003 to 29 of counts of bank, mail and wire fraud.

    From 1995 to 2000, Mezvinsky made $13 million, almost $11 million of it fraudulently, the grand jury indictment stated. He burned through $6 million by taking money from some people, including Margolies' mother, to pay off others, the indictment said.

    About $2.6 million went to con men who duped Mezvinsky out of money, including an early version of the Nigerian email scam in which he traveled to Africa to collect millions of dollars he was promised after paying the con men thousands.

    “Only in January 2000 did this pattern end, when Mezvinsky ran out of victims from whom to obtain money,” the indictment said. “At that time, he filed for bankruptcy protection.”

    Margolies filed for bankruptcy the next month.

    Mezvinsky lives in Wellsville, N.Y. Records for their divorce are sealed; the proceedings took two years. Margolies told The New York Times in 2010 that she believed Mezvinsky intended to repay everyone.

    After losing her House seat, Margolies won a Democratic primary for lieutenant governor in 1998, but lost to Republicans Tom Ridge and Mark Schweiker. She ended her 2000 challenge of former Sen. Rick Santorum as her husband's schemes — and her family's finances — unraveled.

    Margolies tried to declare bankruptcy, but U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Diane Weiss Sigmund rejected her petition.

    “Her consistent response to questions asked by her creditors about the disposition of her assets is lack of knowledge or ‘my husband handled it,' ” Weiss Sigmund wrote.

    The excuse “is completely at odds with her public persona, background and accomplishments,” the judge wrote, citing Margolies' political and television careers, authorship of several books and advocacy for women's rights.

    Margolies founded the charity Women's Campaign International in 1998.

    The vote
    The 13th Congressional District encompasses parts of North Philadelphia and southern Montgomery County, deep inside the state's largest media market. Philadelphia and its four surrounding counties are home to one-third of Pennsylvania voters and 38 percent of Democrats — voters Hillary Clinton will need if she runs for president.

    Outgoing Democratic Rep. Allyson Schwartz, who is running for governor rather than re-election, won the district with 69 percent of the vote in 2012. The winner of the May 20 Democratic primary likely will replace Schwartz in November.

    Dr. Valerie Arkoosh led the money race at the end of last year with $644,000 cash on hand — $160,000 more than anyone else and $470,000 more than Margolies. State Sen. Daylin Leach is the favorite of the party's liberal base, and he had the second-most in cash. Boyle won the support of U.S. Rep. Bob Brady, chairman of the Philadelphia Democratic Committee.

    Margolies relies on her deep, decades-old connections in Democratic politics, particularly to the Clintons. Bill Clinton donated $2,600. Former Clinton advisers and administration officials Harold Ickes, Tony and Heather Podesta, and Robert Rubin gave a collective $9,700.

    The center link atop Margolies' website, “The Vote,” leads to a 45-second online ad about her tie-breaking vote in favor of Clinton's '93 budget.
    “I really didn't want Margolies-Mezvinsky to have to vote with us,” Clinton wrote in his autobiography, “My Life.” “She was one of the very few Democrats who represented a district with more constituents who'd get tax hikes than tax cuts, and in her campaign she had promised not to vote for any tax increases.”

    In return for her vote, Clinton visited her district for a conference on entitlement reform a few months later. His appearance was not enough to hold back the GOP tide that gave Republicans control of the House in 1994.

    “She took a vote that she knew would cost her her seat,” Borick said. “That itself usually draws some type of loyalty. You toss in the family relationship, and it's going to be hard not to come in on her side.”

    Mike Wereschagin is a Trib Total Media staff writer. Reach him at 412-320-7900 or

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    This must be what political capitol is all about!!!

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    Obama Ignoring Hillary's Advice

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    Hill’s Sheepeople Can’t Name 1 of Her Accomplishments

    by James Soviero • August 12, 2014

    Folks in chic, downtown Huntington, Long Island were treated to a visit from Hillary Clinton this past Wednesday. The former First Lady was signing copies of her badly under-performing, 635 page tome, Hard Choices. While the festivities didn’t kick off until 6 PM, some of her more devoted fans began buying books at 9 A.M.

    In the afternoon, members of various conservative groups began collecting across from the former U.S. Senator’s crowd. They carried Gadsden Flags, American Flags, signs, and about 60 wore gloves painted red. Those blood shaded gloves, along with many of the placards, were meant to remind onlookers of the 4 Americans murdered, under Clinton’s watch, in Benghazi. Hands held up were a powerful, symbolic display; in as much as saying “Hillary has Benghazi blood on her hands.”

    Given all that was going on, it seems odd that what may have been the most memorable image of the day was the never ending look of disbelief on the faces of former Secretary of State Clinton’s “believers”, when first encountering the protesters. Initially, it may have been just the shock and bewilderment of seeing their icon being robustly and rather easily deflated. But as the slowly moving line exposed more “Hillarettes” to the demonstrators, something (even more troubling for them) became very, very clear. None could answer the oft repeated, simple question, “Can you name just one of Hillary’s accomplishments?”

    Blank stares, mixed with looks of incredulity and discomfort characterized the non response/responses. It was as if the thought of judging Hillary’s 3 decades in our public eye, based solely on specific, meaningful achievements, never entered their “collective” minds. Later, quotes in the newspaper and local TV station attributed to Mrs. Clinton’s cheery apostles highlighted this lack of depth. Buzzword descriptors such as “courageous”, “strong”, “smart”, “inspiration and a role model” were being easily tossed about by the same people who, given tons of time, couldn’t name a single one of Hill’s triumphs. Nothing from her extended stints in positions of power as First Lady, U.S. Senator, or Secretary of State.

    One would have assumed those slavish cheerleaders, over say a latte and croissant, might have used some of the long hours waiting to see Hillary, to read her memoir. You’d have thought somewhere in those 600 pages they could have found a single, shining, historically relevant policy triumph. That they couldn’t or just weren’t interested, tells an awful lot about both Hillary Clinton and her “sheepeople” followers.

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    'They Were Abandoned and Just Left to Die There': Mother of Benghazi Victim Speaks Out

    by Fox News Insider // Sep 07 2014 // 10:47am
    As seen on Justice With Judge Jeanine

    On last night’s “Justice,” Judge Jeanine Pirro was joined by Pat Smith, the mother of Sean Smith, who was one of four Americans killed in the deadly 2012 terror attack in Benghazi, Libya.

    Smith reacted to viewing "13 Hours at Benghazi," a Fox News Reporting special that uncovers the smoking gun of Benghazi, particularly first-hand accounts of the attack from U.S. security operatives that revealed her son and Ambassador Christopher Stevens' lives might have been saved if there had not been a stand down order given.

    Judge Jeanine: Obama Created a 'Nightmare Reality of Slaughter and We Are the Innocent Lambs'
    ‘My Gut Is Yes’: Benghazi Security Contractor Says Stevens & Smith Would Be Alive If Team Wasn’t Delayed

    Of those revealing first-hand accounts in the "13 Hours at Benghazi" special, Smith said, “I absolutely believe them. Who else am I supposed to believe? The people who didn’t tell me anything, like the State Department? I kept begging them to tell me what happened. They wouldn’t tell me. So now, I get the information that I’ve been waiting for, that I’ve needed. I’ve got to finish processing this, so I can go on with my life."
    "Right now, my son is dead, and three other guys are dead, and I just think of them as my sons, and my sons are all dead now. They were abandoned and just left to die there.”
    Smith said she doesn't believe the government's statement that there was no stand down order given from them. She added that politicians will continue lying to cover up a highly politicized issue.
    "I love my country. I love my country desperately. But we’ve got some rotten people in there running it, rotten people making decisions. And I don’t like that," Smith said.
    "I love my country. I do not like the politicians, and I want them out. They killed my kid, and they killed the other three guys, and they’re going to keep on doing it as long as we keep them in there. They make rotten decisions.”

    Watch the clip from "Justice With Judge Jeanine" above.

    video at link below

    WATCH: Security Team Reveals to Fox News the Smoking Gun of Benghazi

    Gohmert: Intel Agents Were 'Scared' Into Keeping Quiet on Benghazi

    What difference does it make Hillary right????

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    Fox News Host – White House Told Me to Get Colleagues to Back Off on Benghazi

    By Onan Coca / 8 September 2014

    On Friday Fox News broke a huge story when they interviewed three men who were part of the security team in Benghazi, Libya on 9/11/2012. The three men all repeated the claim that the White House and the State Department have long denied – that they were told to “Stand Down” several times during the Benghazi attack. The men’s account of that evening fly in the face of everything that the White House has been telling us about that night, yet the main stream media (other than Fox News) has ignored their account.
    Perhaps because of this oversight from others in the media, Greta Van Susteren chose to enlighten her viewers with a story about how the Obama administration operates.
    Her account of being pressured by the White House to get her coworkers to back off reminds me a lot of how gangsters in Chicago might operate. “Tell your friends to back off, or they’ll regret it!” Listen to Greta’s story and see if you don’t get the same mobster vibe…

    “Since day one of Benghazi FOX News has been aggressively investigating. It hasn’t been easy. It’s been more like pulling teeth to get answers from the Obama administration. The Obama administration’s behavior post Benghazi has been weird. Like they’re trying to hide something. First that silly story about that video. Remember Susan Rice on all the Sunday talk shows? Even President Obama kept talking about the video for weeks. So FOX continued to press for information… A few weeks later when FOX news reporter Jennifer Griffin said she was told there was a stand-down order at Benghazi, I got a weird call from the Obama administration trying to pressure me to get Jennifer to back down on her report. I thought the call from the Obama administration was dirty. Incidentally, I don’t control my colleagues and they don’t control me.”


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    Did Clinton Aides Withhold Damaging Benghazi Documents?
    Hillary Clinton confidants were allegedly part of operation to “separate” damaging documents before they were turned over to team investigating the attacks.

    Benghazi Bombshell: Clinton State Department Official Reveals Details of Alleged Document Review

    Sharyl Attkisson

    Hillary Clinton testifies before the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations on "Benghazi: The Attacks and the Lessons Learned" in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 23, 2013. (Photo: Ron Sachs/Newscom)

    As the House Select Committee on Benghazi prepares for its first hearing this week, a former State Department diplomat is coming forward with a startling allegation: Hillary Clinton confidants were part of an operation to “separate” damaging documents before they were turned over to the Accountability Review Board investigating security lapses surrounding the Sept. 11, 2012, terrorist attacks on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya.
    New Benghazi allegation puts spotlight on Hillary Clinton confidants, alleged after-hours document review.
    UPDATE: Hillary Clinton’s chief of staff allegedly present at after-hours document review.
    According to former Deputy Assistant Secretary Raymond Maxwell, the after-hours session took place over a weekend in a basement operations-type center at State Department headquarters in Washington, D.C. This is the first time Maxwell has publicly come forward with the story.
    At the time, Maxwell was a leader in the State Department’s Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, which was charged with collecting emails and documents relevant to the Benghazi probe.
    Raymond Maxwell, former State Department deputy assistant secretary (Photo: Sharyl Attkisson)

    “I was not invited to that after-hours endeavor, but I heard about it and decided to check it out on a Sunday afternoon,” Maxwell says.
    He didn’t know it then, but Maxwell would ultimately become one of four State Department officials singled out for discipline—he says scapegoated—then later cleared for devastating security lapses leading up to the attacks. Four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens, were murdered during the Benghazi attacks.
    ‘Basement Operation’
    Maxwell says the weekend document session was held in the basement of the State Department’s Foggy Bottom headquarters in a room underneath the “jogger’s entrance.” He describes it as a large space, outfitted with computers and big screen monitors, intended for emergency planning, and with small offices on the periphery.
    When he arrived, Maxwell says he observed boxes and stacks of documents. He says a State Department office director, whom Maxwell described as close to Clinton’s top advisers, was there. Though the office director technically worked for him, Maxwell says he wasn’t consulted about her weekend assignment.
    ‘Basement operation’: The Department of State in Washington. (Photo: Wayan Vota/Creative Commons)

    “She told me, ‘Ray, we are to go through these stacks and pull out anything that might put anybody in the [Near Eastern Affairs] front office or the seventh floor in a bad light,’” says Maxwell. He says “seventh floor” was State Department shorthand for then-Secretary of State Clinton and her principal advisers.
    “I asked her, ‘But isn’t that unethical?’ She responded, ‘Ray, those are our orders.’ ”
    Did Hillary Clinton aides withhold damaging Benghazi documents?
    A few minutes after he arrived, Maxwell says, in walked two high-ranking State Department officials.
    In an interview Monday morning on Fox News, Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, named the two Hillary Clinton confidants who allegedly were present: One was Cheryl Mills, Clinton’s chief of staff and a former White House counsel who defended President Bill Clinton during his impeachment trial. The other, Chaffetz said, was Deputy Chief of Staff Jake Sullivan, who previously worked on Hillary Clinton’s and then Barack Obama’s presidential campaigns.

    “When Cheryl saw me, she snapped, ‘Who are you?’” Maxwell says. “Jake explained, ‘That’s Ray Maxwell, an NEA deputy assistant secretary.’ She conceded, ‘Well, OK.’”
    Maxwell says the two officials, close confidants of Clinton, appeared to check in on the operation and soon left.
    Maxwell says after Mills and Sullivan arrived, he, the office director and an intern moved into a small office where they looked through some papers. Maxwell says his stack included pre-attack telegrams and cables between the U.S. embassy in Tripoli and State Department headquarters. After a short time, Maxwell says he decided to leave.
    “I didn’t feel good about it,” he says.
    Cheryl Mills, left, was Hillary Clinton’s chief of staff and a White House counsel who defended President Bill Clinton during his impeachment trial. (Photo: Newscom)

    We contacted Mills and Sullivan to ask about the allegations and the purpose of the described separation of documents, but they did not return calls or emails. We reached out to Clinton, who declined an interview request and offered no comment. A State Department spokesman told us it would have been impossible for anybody outside the Accountability Review Board (ARB) to control the flow of information because the board cultivated so many sources.
    ‘Unfettered Access’?
    When the ARB issued its call for documents in early October 2012, just weeks after the Benghazi attacks, the executive directorate of the State Department’s Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs was put in charge of collecting all emails and relevant material. It was gathered, boxed and—Maxwell says—ended up in the basement room prior to being turned over.
    In May 2013, when critics questioned the ARB’s investigation as not thorough enough, co-chairmen Ambassador Thomas Pickering and Adm. Mike Mullen responded that “we had unfettered access to everyone and everything including all the documentation we needed.”
    Maxwell says when he heard that statement, he couldn’t help but wonder if the ARB—perhaps unknowingly—had received from his bureau a scrubbed set of documents with the most damaging material missing.
    An attacker celebrates as buildings and cars burn at the consulate compound in Benghazi late Sept. 11, 2012. (Photo: Getty Images/Newscom)

    Maxwell also criticizes the ARB as “anything but independent,” pointing to Mullen’s admission in congressional testimony that he called Mills to give her inside advice after the ARB interviewed a potential congressional witness.
    In an interview in September 2013, Pickering told me that he would not have done what Mullen did. But both co-chairmen strongly defend their probe as “fiercely independent.”
    Maxwell also criticizes the ARB for failing to interview key people at the White House, State Department and the CIA, including not only Clinton but Deputy Secretary of State Thomas Nides, who managed department resources in Libya; Assistant Secretary of State for Political Military Affairs Andrew Shapiro; and White House National Security Council Director for Libya Ben Fishman.
    “The ARB inquiry was, at best, a shoddily executed attempt at damage control, both in Foggy Bottom and on Capitol Hill,” Maxwell says. He views the after-hours operation he witnessed in the State Department basement as “an exercise in misdirection.”
    Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens and three other Americans were murdered in Benghazi. (Photo: Newscom)

    Sullivan did not respond to emails or to messages sent to him through his current teaching job at Yale Law School. Mills did not respond to a message passed to her through Black Rock, a major global investment firm where she is on the board of directors. Clinton’s press officer ultimately referred us to the State Department, though none of the three currently works there.
    State Department Response
    A State Department spokesman, Alec Gerlach, calls the implication that documents were withheld “totally without merit.” Gerlach says: “The range of sources that the ARB’s investigation drew on would have made it impossible for anyone outside of the ARB to control its access to information.”
    “The allegations are as serious as it gets,” says one lawmaker of the alleged Benghazi document review.
    Gerlach says the State Department instructed all employees to cooperate “fully and promptly” with the ARB, which invited anyone with relevant information to contact the board directly.
    “So individuals with information were reaching out proactively to the board. And, the ARB was also directly engaged with individuals and the [State] Department’s bureaus and offices to request information and pull on whichever threads it chose to,” Gerlach says.
    Benghazi Select Committee
    Maxwell says he has been interviewed privately by several members of Congress in recent months, including Chaffetz, a member of the House Oversight Committee, and Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., chairman of the House Select Committee on Benghazi.
    Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, speaks with Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., chairman of the Benghazi Select Committee, (Photo: Newscom)

    When reached for comment, Chaffetz told me that Maxwell’s allegations “go to the heart of the integrity of the State Department.”
    “The allegations are as serious as it gets, and it’s something we have obviously followed up and pursued,” Chaffetz says. “I’m 100 percent confident the Benghazi Select Committee is going to dive deep on that issue.”
    Former Obama Supporter
    Maxwell, 58, strongly supported President Barack Obama and personally contributed to his presidential campaign. But post-Benghazi, he has soured on both Obama and Clinton, saying he had nothing to do with security and was sacrificed as a scapegoat while higher-up officials directly responsible escaped discipline.
    Maxwell spent a year on paid administrative leave with no official charge ever levied against him. Ultimately, the State Department cleared Maxwell of wrongdoing and reinstated him. He retired a short time later, in November 2013.
    Maxwell worked in foreign service for 21 years as the well-respected deputy assistant secretary for Maghreb Affairs in the Near East Bureau and is a former chief of staff to the ambassador in Baghdad. Fluent in Portuguese, Maxwell is a Navy “mustanger,” which means he successfully made the leap from the enlisted ranks to commissioned officer.
    Raymond Maxwell speaks with investigative correspondent Sharyl Attkisson in Washington. (Photo: Courtesy Sharyl Attkisson)

    Maxwell also is a prolific poet. While on administrative leave, he published poems online: allegories hinting at his post-Benghazi observations and experiences.
    A poem entitled “Invitation” refers to his placement on leave in December 2012: “The Queen’s Henchmen / request the pleasure of your company / at a Lynching — / to be held / at 23rd and C Streets NW [State Dept. building] / on Tuesday, December 18, 2012 / just past sunset. / Dress: Formal, Masks and Hoods — / the four being lynched / must never know the identities/ of their executioners, or what/ whose sin required their sacrifice./ A blood sacrifice — / to divert the hounds- / to appease the gods — / to cleanse our filth and /satisfy our guilty consciences…”
    In another poem called “Trapped in a purgatory of their own deceit,” Maxwell wrote: “The web of lies they weave / gets tighter and tighter / in its deceit / until it bottoms out — / at a very low frequency — / and implodes…Yet all the while, / the more they talk, / the more they lie, / and the deeper down the hole they go… Just wait…/ just wait and feed them the rope.”
    Maxwell in Algiers in 2011 as deputy assistant secretary for the Maghreb region. (Photo: YouTube via U.S. Embassy in Algiers)

    Several weeks after he was placed on leave with no formal accusations, Maxwell made an appointment to address his status with a State Department ombudsman.
    “She told me, ‘You are taking this all too personally, Raymond. It is not about you,’ ” Maxwell recalls.
    “I told her that ‘My name is on TV and I’m on administrative leave, it seems like it’s about me.’ Then she said, ‘You’re not harmed, you’re still getting paid. Don’t watch TV. Take your wife on a cruise. It’s not about you; it’s about Hillary and 2016.’ ”
    Since retiring from the State Department, Maxwell has obtained a master’s degree in library information science.
    Last edited by kathyet2; 09-15-2014 at 05:25 PM.

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    Hillary Clinton Ordered Benghazi Files Scrubbed

    Hillary Clinton Ordered Benghazi Files Scrubbed

    The Anonymous Patriot

    Published on Sep 16, 2014
    Liberal Democrat Hillary Clinton is back in the news over Benghazi. Pulling a move which got Nixon impeached from office, Clinton ordered documents about Benghazi santized to protect her political career. The State Department denies any such thing. Of course they do!
    But Clinton's ENTIRE career has been a pattern of LIES and UNETHICAL behavior.
    The Anonymous Patriot explains..
    Ex-official claims Clinton allies scrubbed Benghazi documents in secret session
    Hillary Clinton History
    Last edited by kathyet2; 09-17-2014 at 08:24 AM.

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