Clinton caught out again
The FBI, while investigation a case of an adult male sexting a 15 year old girl, confiscate his laptop and while going through it found 650,000 emails relating to state issues with Hillary Clinton’s stamp all over them. The man being investigated is Anthony Weiner, the estranged husband of top Clinton aide Huma Abedin. In the flurry to destroy the evidence of thousands of state.gov emails the Clinton camp apparently didn’t realize that an auto-sync feature between Huma & Weiner inadvertently saved the deleted emails on Weiner’s machine. Oh what a tangled web we weave. When first we practice to deceive. Hillary Clinton’s use of a private unsecured email server during her tenure as secretary of state has been on the boil for months and so it should be. We now have state emails stored on a civilian laptop which raises the question. Is there anything the communists and radical Islamic terrorists don’t know about the USA’s strategy under the Obama/Clinton administration? I doubt it. Next week millions of US citizens will vote for Hillary – it’s a worry. More on Democrat Weiner
American politician Anthony Weiner, former member of the United States House of Representatives from New York City, has been involved in three sexual scandals related to sexting, or sending explicit sexual material by cell phone. The first, sometimes dubbed Weinergate, led to his resignation as a congressman in 2011. The second, during his attempt to return to politics as candidate for mayor of New York City, involved three women Weiner admitted having sexted after further explicit pictures were published in July 2013. The third, in 2015 but publicized in 2016, resulted in an announced intended separation between him and his wife, Huma Abedin.But…but… Trump sexually humiliated Jennifer Hawkins, Australian ex Miss Universe screams The Australian headline. Oh, hang on, he didn’t.
“Just on that whole subject, Donald and his family I have to say, have always been respectful to me,” the former Miss Universe told News Corp at Victoria Derby Day today.Media bias…nah…never happen.
“Oh what a tangled web we weave. When first we practice to deceive.”
Yes, and Clinton was secretary of state when she was using a private server.
How about when the president’s staff does the same?
From Wikipedia –
“During the 2007 Congressional investigation of the dismissal of eight U.S. attorneys, it was discovered that administration officials had been using a private Internet domain, called gwb43.com, owned by and hosted on an email server run by the Republican National Committee, for various official communications. The domain name is an abbreviation for “George W. Bush, 43rd” President of the United States.
Republican official Karl Rove used RNC-hosted addresses for roughly “95 percent” of his email. Rove provided email from his email@example.com address in exhibits to the United States House Committee on the Judiciary.
White House deputy Jennifer Farley told Jack Abramoff not to use the official White House system “because it might actually limit what they can do to help us, especially since there could be lawsuits, etc.” Abramoff responded, “Dammit. It was sent to Susan on her RNC pager and was not supposed to go into the WH system.”
So, it’s OK for the Bush administration to use a private server when he was the actual POTUS, to keep information out of the official system but not for Clinton when she was secretary of state? The motive and the method are identical. BTW, our esteemed PM follows exactly the same practice for exactly the same reasons – https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2016/may/05/malcolm-turnbulls-emails-using-private-server-could-be-major-security-risk-says-labor
The US revelations resulted in the resignation of eleven senior Bush admin staff including Karl Rove. Memories are short, and the GOP has cornered the market in hypocrisy when they use this against Clinton.
“Is there anything the communists and radical Islamic terrorists don’t know about the USA’s strategy under the Obama/Clinton administration?”
I’m wondering who these “communists” are. At least we have a fair idea who the terrorists are. The Russian Federation is not a communist state and hasn’t been since 1991. One party, the current KPRF, is the closest thing to a communist party, but the Communist Party of the Soviet Union was banned in 1991 by then-President Boris Yeltsin. The party in power at the moment is Putin’s United Russia which received 63% of the popular vote in the presidential elections. In the last Duma elections, United Russia received 49% of the popular vote and the KPRF 19%.
Interestingly, voter turnout in the last Russian presidential elections was 65%, compared with the US in 2012 of 54.9%. It is a matter of fact that the Russian Federation is more democratic when it comes to participation in the process than the USA. Both are oligarchies, of course.
If you’re referring to China as “communist”, this is also a dodgy assertion. Technically, China is a communist country. But it also allows capitalism. What that means in practice is that Chinese corporations are entities of the state, and profits for corporations become profits for the state. It works pretty well given their rate of economic growth, but Marx would be spinning in his grave at the notion that the Chinese command economy is “communist”. During the 1990s, China’s economic performance pulled an estimated 150 million peasants out of poverty and sustained an average annual gross domestic product growth rate of 11.2%.
You might also be surprised to learn that there is a form of democracy in China, if having the right to vote in a range of ballots at a range of government levels is “democracy”. Elections are based on a hierarchical electoral system. Local People’s Congresses are directly elected, and all higher levels of People’s Congresses up to the National People’s Congress, the national legislature, are indirectly elected by the People’s Congress of the level immediately below.
In China, you get to elect your province governor, and the mayor of your municipality. Heads of counties, districts, townships and towns are in turn elected by the respective local People’s Congresses. It has a resemblance to the US system of electing local officials. All citizens of the People’s Republic of China who have reached the age of 18 have the right to vote and stand for election, regardless of ethnic status, race, sex, occupation, family background, religious belief, education, property status or length of residence.
It’s worth noting that China being “communist” doesn’t fuss the likes of Rinehart & Robb. They’re both happy to make a quid out of cooperating with a regime which (apparently) is on the nose to their political affiliations. Funny that.
Some of us are still stuck in the twentieth century when it comes to perceptions of Left and Right, and democracy and tyranny. Many of these perceptions don’t stand up to scrutiny, but they continue to be used to shut down rational argument.
“Next week millions of US citizens will vote for Hillary – it’s a worry.”
What is more relevant to us, as Australians, is what would happen if Trump became POTUS..
You have to feel sorry for the Septics, considering their choice between a self-obsessed draft dodging wanker and a superannuated political hack. At least with Clinton, you’d expect more of the same, and there is some predictability about it.
If Trump is elected, and sticks to his rhetoric, a few outcomes are entirely predictable. They include a global economic crisis, a resetting of alignments including NATO and ANZUS, and possible military conflict with China. Any student of history will recognise a startling resemblance between the rise of Japanese militarism in 1941 and Chinese expansionism in 2016. Trump has pledged a tariff of 45% on Chinese products. Now that’s going to go down really well in Beijing.
If Trump is elected, we are likely to be forced to revise ties with the US, develop an independent foreign policy and create a military not reliant on US support. Won’t that be fun?