That Time An Atlantic Reporter Wrote Exactly What A Clinton Stooge Told Him To Write

Gawker reporter pawed through some of Hillary’s emails (released via a Gawker Freedom of Information Act request filed in 2012) and discovered some messages between Clinton consigliere  Philippe Reines and Ambinder regarding an important policy speech in 2009.

In these emails, we get a glimpse of the sort of “quid pro quo” between powerful Democrats and their toadies in the media, that goes on probably a lot more frequently than we would like to admit.

In exchange for early access to a policy speech that Hillary gave, Ambinder was asked to describe said speech as “muscular” in his write-up and also mention the heavy-hitters sitting in the front row of the audience.

From: [Philippe Reines]
Sent: Wednesday, July 15 2009 10:06 AM
To: Ambinder, Marc
Subject: Re: Do you have a copy of HRC’s speech to share?

3 [conditions] actually

1) You in your own voice describe them as “muscular”

2) You note that a look at the CFR seating plan shows that all the envoys — from Holbrooke to Mitchell to Ross — will be arrayed in front of her, which in your own clever way you can say certainly not a coincidence and meant to convey something

3) You don’t say you were blackmailed!

One minute later, Ambinder responded:

From: Ambinder, Marc
Sent: Wednesday, July 15, 2009 10:07 AM
To: Philippe Reines
Subject: RE: Do you have a copy of HRC’s speech to share?

got it

Ambinder made good on his word. The opening paragraph of the article he wrote later that day, under the headline “Hillary Clinton’s ‘Smart Power’ Breaks Through,” precisely followed Reines’ instructions:

When you think of President Obama’s foreign policy, think of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. That’s the message behind a muscular speech that Clinton is set to deliver today to the Council on Foreign Relations. The staging gives a clue to its purpose: seated in front of Clinton, subordinate to Clinton, in the first row, will be three potentially rival power centers: envoys Richard Holbrooke and George Mitchell, and National Security Council senior director Dennis Ross.

And that’s how it works, folks.

 

 

 

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Hillary Taps Most Corrupt AG in American History To Appear in Campaign ads in S.C.

  • The most corrupt AG in American history has agreed to appear in some T.V. spots in South Carolina to endorse the most corrupt presidential candidate in American history.

Geez – how stomach-turning is this?

To smoothly pave Her Majesty’s upcoming triumphant visit to South Carolina, a series of television spots shot specifically for the state will begin to air soon. To increase her appeal in the south, Hillary Clinton has tapped former attorney general Eric Holder to appear with her in the spots.

Anybody see a conflict of interest here? Anyone? Bueller?

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As I was just saying at PJ Media, there’s been a troubling lack of activity at the DOJ regarding Hillary’s email investigation. Yeah, the Regime is trying to put the fix in, but Comey’s FBI is poised to put a major hitch in their plans. What ever the Regime tries – it ain’t gonna go as smoothly as they like. (And I still say Hillary doesn’t make it to the finish line.)

Anyway, apparently the Queen is making another bid for the #BlackLivesMatter crowd. (Remember 2007: “I ain’ts nowheres tirrrred.”)

The Huffington Post notes that in the spots, “Holder specifically mentions Clinton’s push to strengthen gun laws and police accountability.” Keeping police accountable certainly sounds like a crumb included to mollify the #BlackLivesMatter crowd, which has cautiously thrown most of its support to Bernie Sanders.

That’s awesome. Good for her. The guy was held in criminal contempt of congress for his failure to turn over documents related to the criminally insane Fast and Furious fiasco that resulted in hundreds of innocent people dead in Mexico, and two dead American law enforcement officers.

(He would go on to tell ABC News that he didn’t care because he didn’t respect the Republicans in Congress, so what evs.)

That guy.

The one who sent an army of agents to Ferguson to investigate the police department and found them guilty of racism because a few email chains contained off-color jokes.

But who refused to prosecute the New Black Panthers in 2008 for what DOJ lawyers called the most egregious and clear-cut case of voter intimidation they’d ever seen, and refused to prosecute the same bunch of goons when they put a bounty on George Zimmermam’s head in 2012.

Most people want to close the book on this repulsive chapter in American history, but not the tin-eared wonder that is Hillary Clinton. You go girl… ‘merica’s gonna love this:

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UPDATE:

Sheriff Clarke had the perfect response to this on Twitter:

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Funny side note: I saw Clarke on a Fox panel yesterday talking about the Clinton email scandal, where he used the same snarky, passive/aggressive “Mrs. Bill Clinton” title. He was put in his place by Fox’s resident lib Julia Roginski for using the demeaning verbiage.

“Her name is Hillary Rodham Clinton. Let’s refer to her by her real name and not as an appendage of her husband.”

So first thing this morning,the unrepentant Clarke is back on Twitter calling her Mrs. Bill Clinton again. Gotta love him.

Krauthammer: EmailGate Now ‘Worse than What Snowden Did’

The Fox News’ Special Report panel reacted Tuesday evening to new revelations from the Intel IG that  several dozen of the emails on Hillary Clinton’s personal server were  “above top secret” classification.

According to the reporting of Fox News chief intelligence correspondent Catherine Herridge, Clinton’s personal server contained intelligence from the U.S. Special Access Programs, also known as SAP.

The Daily Caller’s Tucker Carlson called the new revelations a “smoking gun” and a “pivot point” for Hillary’s campaign.

He pointed out that the intel community believes that Clinton’s server – with at least dozens of highly classified data points, was penetrated by foreign intelligence services.

“If this were a member of the uniformed military who had done this, or a CIA operation’s officer, they’d be in jail,” Carlson said.

Mara Liasson, whose first instinct was to defend Clinton, found herself agreeing that this looks exceedingly bad for her. “If it’s true, it’s extremely serious,” she conceded.

Weak tea, but we’ll take it, Mara.

Krauthammer said, “what people have to understand is that there is nothing higher, more secret than an SAP. From some people I have talked to, this is worse than what Snowden did because he didn’t have access to SAP.”

He explained that the reason the material is so sensitive is because “if it’s compromised, people die.”

Charles continued,  “it also means that operations that have been embedded for years and years get destroyed and cannot be reconstituted. This is very serious. Petraeus, as was mentioned earlier, he pled guilty because precisely this kind of information he shared. And I don’t see, given the fact that he is the inspector general of the intelligence community who was writing this officially to the intelligence committee heads in Congress that there is any way to contradict this. It is not a news story. This is an investigative story. And now it’s in the hands of the FBI. It’s hard to imagine that the Department of Justice will ignore this or wave it away.”

SEE ALSO: 

PJ Media: Is Hillary Clinton ‘Too Big To Jail?’

The SAP in question was so sensitive, “McCullough and some of his aides had to receive clearance to be read in on it before viewing the sworn declaration about the Clinton emails,” an intelligence official  told NBC News. Think about that.

As former NSA analyst John Schindler said on Twitter, “normals go to prison for this.” Ten days ago, Schindler wrote in a bombshell piece, “Hillary’s EmailGate Goes Nuclear,” at the New York Observer that one particular email to Mrs. Clinton from her long-time hatchet man Sidney Blumenthal on June 8, 2011, regarding Sudan had “explosive material in it.”

Remarkably, the report emailed to Hillary by “sbwhoeop,” which was Mr. Blumenthal’s email handle, explains how Sudan’s government devised a clandestine plan, in coordination with two rebel generals, to secure control of oil reserves in the disputed region of Abyei. This is juicy, front-page stuff, straight out of an action movie, about a region of Africa that’s of high interest to the American and many other governments, and the report is astonishingly detailed.

Look, guys, I know it would be funny as hell for Hillary to be indicted, but we really should be hoping that this shitshow drags on until at least the end of summer. The nightmare scenario for us is for Biden and Liz Warren to come riding on a white horse to save the party at the Democrat convention in August. Don’t ask me why, but the left thinks Fauxchauntas is a “rock star.” And everyone loves the amiable dunce, Uncle Joe.

Anyway, as pathetic as things are looking for Republicans, at least we don’t have a 74 year old Commie who honeymooned in the Soviet Union, and a ridiculously corrupt, money-grubbing crone on the verge of being indicted, running on our side. As things stand right now, a Rebub could actually win in November. But things could change drastically, so be careful what you wish for.

 

Video: FBI Probe Into Clinton Emails Expanded To Look Into Clinton Foundation Malfeasance

Washington insiders have long maintained that the biggest scandal of Hillary Clinton’s scandal-prone political career, is not EmailGate, but the Clinton Foundation’s sketchy fundraising practices.

Now the FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails, has been expanded to probe the apparent “intersection” of Clinton Foundation work and State Department business to see if it violated public corruption laws, Fox News reported this morning.

This comes in the wake of rumors that the investigation was completed and the case against Clinton was “locked up.” Well, maybe not-so-much.

Three intelligence sources not authorized to speak on the record told Fox News that the “new investigative track is in addition to the focus on classified material found on Clinton’s personal server.”

“The agents are investigating the possible intersection of Clinton Foundation donations, the dispensation of State Department contracts and whether regular processes were followed,” one source said.

The development follows press reports over the past year about the potential overlap of State Department and Clinton Foundation work, and questions over whether donors benefited from their contacts inside the administration.

According Fox News, pressure was building inside the FBI to pursue the case.

One intelligence source told Fox News that FBI agents would be “screaming” if a prosecution is not pursued because “many previous public corruption cases have been made and successfully prosecuted with much less evidence than what is emerging in this investigation.”

The FBI is particularly on edge in the wake of how the case of former CIA Director David Petraeus was handled.

One of the three sources said some FBI agents felt Petraeus was given a slap on the wrist for sharing highly classified information with his mistress and biographer Paula Broadwell, as well as lying to FBI agents about his actions. Petraeus pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor in March 2015 after a two-plus-year federal investigation in which Attorney General Eric Holder initially declined to prosecute.

In the Petraeus case, the exposure of classified information was assessed to be limited.

By contrast, in the Clinton case, the number of classified emails has risen to at least 1,340. A 2015 appeal by the State Department to challenge the “Top Secret” classification of at least two emails failed and, as Fox News first reported, is now considered a settled matter.

 

On Sunday,  Hillary Clinton tried to brazen her way through questions by CBS host John Dickerson  about new revelations from her private email server.

Clinton said the “important point” was she had “great confidence“ she wasn’t in breach of government regulations on classification.

“In fact, as the State Department has said, there was no transmission of any classified information, so it’s another effort by people looking for something to throw against the wall … to see what sticks, but there’s no ‘there’ there,” she said.

Dickerson wasn’t finished, though, pointing to a 2011 email showing Clinton expressing surprise that another State Department staffer wasn’t using a government account, even while she was flouting rules by using a private email to do business.

That was “what you were doing,” Dickerson said, so “why was that a surprise to you?”

“Well, I emailed two people on their government accounts, because I knew that all of that would be part of the government system, and indeed, the vast majority of all my emails are in the government systems, so that’s how I conducted the business,” she said. “I was very clear about emailing anything having to do with business to people on their government accounts.”

In other words, Clinton did not answer the question about her fairly blatant hypocrisy.

I’m sure I don’t have to remind my readers what I’ve been saying since last March.

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John R. Schindler, NY Observer: Hillary’s EmailGate Goes Nuclear

Smoking Gun Email Found: Hillary Instructed Aide to Strip Markings Before Sending Classified Data

send non secure
Last August, when it became known that emails from the intelligence community were somehow making it onto her personal server, more than a few of us wondered, Did Someone in Hillary’s Inner Circle Strip Classified Markings From Her Emails?
That question has been answered thanks to the belated State Department document dump that was executed in the middle of the night.
Among this latest tranche of Hillary’s emails, Fox News picked up on a significant exchange that is –let’s just say — highly problematic.

The latest batch of emails released from Hillary Clinton’s personal account from her tenure as secretary of state includes 66 messages deemed classified at some level, the State Department said early Friday. In one email, Clinton even seemed to coach a top adviser on how to send secure information outside secure channels. Clinton, the front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination, has repeatedly maintained that she did not send or receive classified material on her personal account. The State Department claims none of the emails now marked classified were labled as such at the time they were sent. However, one email thread from June 2011 appears to include Clinton telling her top adviser Jake Sullivan to send secure information through insecure means. In response to Clinton’s request for a set of since-redacted talking points, Sullivan writes, “They say they’ve had issues sending secure fax. They’re working on it.” Clinton responds “If they can’t, turn into nonpaper [with] no identifying heading and send nonsecure.” Ironically, an email thread from four months earlier shows Clinton saying she was “surprised” that a diplomatic officer named John Godfrey used a personal email account to send a memo on Libya policy after the fall of Muammar Qaddafi.

Hillary, of course, as Secretary of State, had been  explicitly instructed by the State Department on the correct procedures for disseminating secure information.

As Guy Benson notes at Townhall, “State sanctioned at least one top diplomat for disregarding those rules.”
 Mrs. Clinton may have been especially “surprised” at Godfrey’s actions because they came after she’d been issued a dire warning that foreign entities were aggressively targeting State Department officials’ personal, unsecure email accounts. But lest you need reminding, Hillary Clinton exclusively used such accounts to conduct all of her official business — via an improper, unsecure, private server — before and after this urgent red flag was brought to her attention.

(2) “Clinton…has repeatedly maintained that she did not send or receive classified material on her personal account.”  This assertion has been disproven by the more than 1,000 classified emails discovered on her private server, including 66 additions from this batch alone.  Her myriad excuses for this have been debunked piece by piece.

(3) Her final justification — which is legally irrelevant, as Hillary herself has personally attested — is that none of the sensitive material that she wrongfully transmitted through her unsecure server was “marked classified” at the time.  Again, this is meaningless, especially when it comes to highly secret material that she was obligated to recognize and protect as soon as it was produced.  But the email chain referenced above includes an instruction from Hillary Clinton to a State Department aide (who now works on her campaign) to strip classified information — it remains redacted to this day — of its classified markings [“identifying heading”] and “send nonsecure.”

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 Only one such email was found, but note her “matter-of-fact” attitude. This has all the appearance of standard operating procedure for her.
Hillary is so busted.

The only questions now are whether Comey’s recommendation to indict will be heeded by Loretta Lynch, and whether she will continue running even if indicted. There are different opinions on that.

 

 

 

 

Heroes of Benghazi: “13 hours. Nobody comes”

On the Kelly File Monday night, Megyn Kelly spoke to three of the heroes who saved dozens of Americans during the terror attack in Benghazi, Libya, that left four Americans dead.

Via Fox News Insider:

In a powerful “Kelly File” exclusive, Mark “Oz” Geist, Kris “Tanto” Paronto and John “Tig” Tiegen reflected on the 2012 attack and reacted to Michael Bay’s much-anticipated film.

Paronto said that the movie left him drained, because it brought him right back to the besieged American diplomatic compound and nearby CIA annex.

“It was a part of me that I relived on the screen, and I realized how much I’d been missing,” Paronto said. “It’s amazing being with your brothers and fighting … being there and being with them and having the faith that you’re going to defeat all the obstacles.”

Tiegen told Megyn that he was surprised during the attack that they were given a “stand-down” order and offered no help, even after Amb. Chris Stevens had been missing for hours.

“13 hours. Nobody comes. That’s the big deal,” Tanto added.

Megyn noted that Hillary Clinton and the White House have relied on Congressional investigations that concluded there was no “stand-down” order given at the annex.

Paronto said it’s “just silly” and Tiegen pointed out that investigators believed everything else the men testified about.

 

Watch:

 13 Hours, The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi premieres January 15.

You can support the Tanto’s Glen Doherty Memorial Foundation here.