The House panel investigating Benghazi would have better luck asking the Chinese military—“which may have hacked the private server [Hillary Clinton] used to send official email as Secretary of State”—than getting the Democrat presidential hopeful and “her stonewall specialists now reprising their roles from the 1990s” to cooperate. The Wall Street Journal,
On Friday Mrs. Clinton’s lawyer, David Kendall, disclosed that he couldn’t cooperate with the Benghazi committee’s request that she turn over her private server to an independent third party for examination. Why not? Well, the former first diplomat had already wiped the computer clean.
Of course she had. What else would she do?
The timing of the deletions isn’t entirely clear. Benghazi Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy says they appear to have been deleted after Oct. 28, 2014, when State asked Mrs. Clinton to return her public records to the department. That could qualify as obstruction of Congress, as lawyer Ronald Rotunda recently argued on these pages.
The deletions certainly violate Mrs. Clinton’s promise to Congress on Oct. 2, 2012, when the Benghazi probe was getting under way. “We look forward to working with the Congress and your Committee as you proceed with your own review,” she told the Oversight Committee. “We are committed to a process that is as transparent as possible, respecting the needs and integrity of the investigations underway. We will move as quickly as we can without forsaking accuracy.” …
Mrs. Clinton’s real message to Congress: You’ll see those emails over my dead body.
According to new reports, “the most recent operative of Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D.) to join Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign was at the helm of a political action committee that offered access to McAuliffe in exchange for cash.” The Washington Free Beacon,
Michael Halle, a top McAuliffe aide who worked as executive director of the Common Good VA PAC, will join Clinton’s Iowa team and is expected to serve in a senior role in the campaign’s political department, according to a report from the New York Times’ Jonathan Martin…
Following the 2013 campaign in Virginia, Halle became executive director of Common Good VA PAC, which came under fire for offering access to McAuliffe, his wife, and policy experts in exchange for large contributions.
A solicitation circulated by the PAC promised that a $100,000 contribution would get the donor the opportunity to “have a private dinner with the governor and first lady, sit down at a roundtable discussion with the governor, and have monthly meetings with policy experts,” according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch.
Donations totaling between $10,000 and $100,000 would have earned a donor different amounts of face time.
When Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid went to the floor of the U.S. Congress and accused GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney of not paying any taxes at all for the past 10 years in 2012, he knew he was lying—though, at the time, he claimed he knew because “someone told him.” The Washington Post,
“And yet, the clip above shows Reid, in an interview with CNN’s Dana Bash, not only refusing to apologize for the claim but defending it — in a very weird way.
“Romney didn’t win, did he?” Reid said in response to Bash’s question of whether he regretted what he had said about Romney.
“Think about that logic for a minute. What Reid is saying is that it’s entirely immaterial whether what he said about Romney and his taxes was true. All that mattered was that Romney didn’t win.”
The U.S. federal government has “signed agreements with three foreign countries — Mexico, Ecuador and the Philippines — to establish outreach programs to teach immigrants their rights to engage in labor organizing in the U.S.” Fox News,
The agreements do not distinguish between those who entered legally or illegally. They are part of a broader effort by the National Labor Relations Board to get immigrants involved in union activism…
The agreements are substantially similar, with several sections repeated verbatim in each one. All three documents state that the No. 1 outreach goal is “to educate those who may not be aware of the Act, including those employees just entering the work force, by providing information designed to clearly inform [that nation’s] workers in the United States of America their rights under the Act and to develop ways of communicating such information (e.g., via print and electronic media, electronic assistance tools, mobile device applications, and links to the NLRB’s web site from the [country’s] web sites) to the … workers residing in the United States of America and their employers.”