Thousands of Bernie Sanders supporters are expected to fill campgrounds around the Democratic National Committee’s July convention. The movement will be called “Occupy the DNC.” The Washington Examiner:
“We are getting phone calls constantly,” said Cheryl Robinson, who owns a stake in 200 short-term campsites at a Four Seasons in Pilesgrove, N.J. “A lot of times they don’t want to let us know that they’re Bernie supporters,” she told the Associated Press. “We ask if they’re coming for Occupy the DNC, and then they kind of giggle and embarrassedly say, ‘Yes, we are.'”
Robinson explained that the campgrounds, which are located close to where the Democratic National Convention will be held in Philadelphia, have only been fully booked over holidays and when Pope Francis visited the city last year.
She added that there is “no plan to turn anybody away,” in spite of the fact that “tens of thousands” are expected to show. “They seem to be like old hippies, or young hippies if you will, just people who are just easygoing and laid-back,” Robinson said. “One lady says ‘all we’re going to do is sing ‘Kumbaya.'”
FBI Director James Comey’s announcement he will not refer criminal charges to the Justice Department against Hillary Clinton. But, that doesn’t mean Clinton has escaped her trust issues. The AP:
A look at Clinton’s claims since questions about her email practices as secretary of state surfaced and how they compare with facts established in the FBI probe:
CLINTON: “I did not email any classified material to anyone on my email. There is no classified material.” News conference, March 2015.
THE FACTS: Actually, the FBI identified at least 113 emails that passed through Clinton’s server and contained materials that were classified at the time they were sent, including some that were Top Secret and referred to a highly classified special access program, Comey said.
Most of those emails — 110 of them — were included among 30,000 emails that Clinton returned to the State Department around the time her use of a private email server was discovered. The three others were recovered from a forensic analysis of Clinton’s server. “Any reasonable person in Secretary Clinton’s position or in the position of those with whom she was corresponding about the matters should have known that an unclassified system was no place for that conversation,” Comey said. Clinton and her aides “were extremely careless in their handling of very sensitive, highly classified information,” he said…
Hillary Clinton still has a lot of questions she must answer. Namely, why are there gaps in Clinton’s email history? Did she or her team delete emails that she should have made public? Politico:
Based on the emails the State Department released, Clinton sent or received an average of 21 work emails per day during her tenure—including on her numerous trips overseas, when email must have been a lifeline for communication. But there are numerous odd low-traffic days in the email record during her foreign travel. For example, from July 17-23, 2009, Clinton made a high-profile visit to India and Thailand. She not only issued a pivotal joint statement with the Indian government on nuclear technology, she also met with Indian billionaires at the start of her visit. On July 22, she met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Thailand to discuss arms control. And yet, if you look at what she claims is her complete email record released by the State Department, on July 18 and July 20 of this trip, she did not send or receive a single email that was deemed work-related.
Could it be that Team Clinton avoided email while she was traveling as a security precaution? Her pattern during other travels doesn’t support that possible explanation. During her 2010 visit to Ukraine on July 1-2, for example, she sent and received 38 emails over both days. During her June 27-29, 2012, visit to St. Petersburg, Russia, she sent and received 65 emails over those three days.
Could it be that her BlackBerry didn’t work in certain countries? No. The server back in Chappaqua would still be receiving emails whether the BlackBerry was connected or not. Short of the server going down, for which there is no evidence, there is no technological explanation for this gap.
While serving as Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton selected major political donor to serve on a key State Department intelligence board in 2011. According to released emails, Clinton appointed her donor him not despite having no clear background in the area. CNN:
Rajiv Fernando has donated $9,400 to Clinton’s two White House bids…
Fernando, a Chicago securities trader, has also been a prolific donor to the Clinton Foundation, giving at least $1 million to the organization, according to its website.
In July 2011, Fernando was appointed to a seat on the International Security Advisory Board (ISAB), a panel filled with top-level foreign policy advisers and security experts…
As a member of the top-level group, Fernando was granted a Top Secret security clearance and given access to highly sensitive information.
Fernando, professional State Department staff noted, seemed an awkward selection for the group and spurred concern when an ABC News reporter inquired about him in 2011.