Saturday, September 5, 2015
Odd statement coming from a Clinton where lying is as natural as breathing.
Check out in particular the last paragraph. Gives me hope this one is not going the way of on the IRS scandal.
Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton and her family reportedly paid a State Department staffer to maintain the private email server she used during her tenure as secretary of state.
The Washington Post, citing an unnamed campaign official, reports the arrangement helped Clinton maintain her personal control over the server that she used to conduct public and private business. The official also said it also ensure that taxpayers weren’t paying for the upkeep of the server that was shared by Clinton, her president and their daughter as well as former aides, the Post reports.
The State Department staffer in question, Bryan Pagliano, told a congressional committee that he would invoke his Fifth Amendment rights instead of testifying about the private server. A congressional source told Fox News on Friday that investigators on the Benghazi Select Committee hoped to question Pagliano, a former IT specialist, over possible destruction of evidence.
Pagliano served as Clinton’s IT director of her 2008 campaign committee and then on her political action committee, according to The Post. He installed and managed her serve and left his IT job at the State Department in February 2013, the same month Clinton stepped down as secretary.
The Post reports the Clintons paid Pagliano $5,000 for “computer services” prior to him joining the State Department, according to a 2009 financial disclosure form he filed. After he arrived on the State Department’s staff in 2009, he continued to be paid by the Clinton’s to maintain the server, a campaign official and another person familiar with the arrangement told The Post.
When asked about whether former IT specialist had been paid privately to maintain the server, a State Department official said the agency “found no evidence that he ever informed the department that he had outside income,” The Post reports. This week, a different State Department official, couldn’t clarify to the newspaper Pagliano’s pay situation.
Pagliano reportedly didn’t list any outside income in the required personal financial disclosures he filed each year. The Post reports he remains a State Department contractor doing work on “mobile and remote computing functions,’ a State Department spokesperson said.
It’s not known exactly when or who “wiped” Clinton’s personal email server. However, it seems clear the move came after October 2014, when the State Department requested personal emails be returned as part of her business records.
Committee Republicans have long argued they don’t have all the documents that should be available to the investigation, after Clinton, using her personal discretion, purged some 30,000.
Fox News put additional questions to Pagliano’s attorney, Mark J. MacDougall, Friday about whether his client played a direct role or had knowledge of the server scrub, but MacDougall said there was nothing further to add beyond the letter.
An intelligence source who confirmed to Fox that the FBI’s “A-team” was handling the Clinton email case, described the investigation as “moving along well,” adding investigators remain “confident” deleted records can be recovered because whoever did the scrub may “not be a very good IT guy. There are different standards to scrub when you do it for government vs. commercial.”
Posted by Merchant of Venom at 9/05/2015 07:33:00 AM
Friday, September 4, 2015
Scarborough Stunned by Hillary Clinton’s Response to Staffer Who Told Her He Couldn’t Send Her ‘Classified’ Email
Either she gets indicted or we are now living in a Banana Republic. One in which you can get in more trouble for a deflated football then sending and receiving unsecured classified information!
Following the release of roughly 7,000 new emails, "Morning Joe" co-host Joe Scarborough expressed concern over Hillary Clinton's response to a staffer who told her he couldn't send her classified information. Clinton has maintained that she never sent or received classified information from her private email account.
In a February 2010 email, Clinton wrote to her aide, Jacob Sullivan, "It's a public statement! Just email it."
"Trust me, I share your exasperation," Sullivan replied. "But until ops coverts it to the unclassified email system, there is no physical way for me to email it. I can't even access it."
Scarborough reacted, "Everything she said in that…press conference about, 'this is just patently false' — and here, you actually have her berating somebody that worked for her…and works for her still."
"Berating him, saying, 'send me this classified email,'" he added. "And he said, basically, 'I can't, it's classified. I can't even access it because it's classified.'"
MSNBC contributor Mike Barnicle said Clinton's email controversy is continuously becoming less about the actual emails and more about the "way that she's handling it."
"That's the burden she's carrying," he said.
Washington Post columnist Jonathan Capehart defended Clinton, saying the statement that the former secretary of state was a statement that had already been released to the public.
(So somehow that makes it okay?)
The trail of lies:
“I’m confident that this process will prove that I never sent nor received any e-mail that was marked classified.”
–Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, news conference, Ankeny, Iowa, Aug. 26, 2015
“Whether it was a personal account or a government account, I did not send classified material and I did not receive any material that was marked or designated classified, which is the way you know whether something is.”
–Clinton, news conference, Las Vegas, Aug. 18, 2015
“I did not e-mail any classified material to anyone on my e-mail. There is no classified material. I’m certainly well-aware of the classification requirements and did not send classified material.”
— Clinton, news conference, New York, March 10
And we now know this was the biggest lie of all:
“The system we used was set up for Pres. Clinton’s office and it had numerous safeguards. It was on property, guarded by the Secret Service and there were no security breaches. So I think that the use of that server which started with my husband certainly proved to be effective and secure.”
The server, with no security whatsoever, was actually in a bathroom closet of some 3rd rate IT company in Colorado.
What more evidence do you need???
Posted by Merchant of Venom at 9/04/2015 09:14:00 AM
Thursday, September 3, 2015
Obama wins critical backing on Iran deal, virtually ensuring survival in Congress
Barry needed one more idiot and he got it after retiring Maryland Democratic senator came out Wednesday morning in favor of the pact.
"President Obama and I are convinced beyond any reasonable doubt that the framework that we have put forward will get the job done," Kerry said.
Lets talk about this "framework".
1. Anywhere, Anytime inspections which we were promised would take place went out the window in the first 10 minutes of discussion. But wait there's more...the IAEA only has to wait 24 days after giving notice of inspection.
2. We're going to give Iran $150 billion so they can finance terrorism! A lot of this money will go to Hamas and Hezbollah to help them achieve their goal of destroying Israel. How is this any different than giving money to Al-Qaeda or the Taliban?
3. Barry brokered this deal yet no American is allowed on the inspection team that is going to cost $10.5 million a year. How can anyone trust Iran or Barry for that matter. While dealing with Iran they chanted "Death To America" what confidence to you derive from that? And as far as Barry is concerned... how many other secret side deals are out there?
4. And the topper. In some instances we're going to allow Iran to inspect themselves. They're going to get their own soil sample too!
Barry said,"If Iran violates the deal, sanctions can be snapped back into place." What a joke the horse is already out of the barn. This comes from the same guy who said you can keep your insurance.
This is why this deal will come about. We have imbeciles posing as a Congress. Is there anyone willing to put politics aside and do what's right for America? This is an example of what I mean.
Watch this idiot (Casey) on Cavuto. He honestly believes "Ball-less Barry" the Caitlyn Jenner of presidents is going to attack Iran if they don't... tow the line. Barry can't muster up the guts to call them Muslim terrorists let alone attack! Like how Cavuto reminded him of the red line in Syria.
Of all the scandals Barry's been involved in, and there are many, they pale in comparison. This deal is out and out treason. The only possible conclusion you can come to Barry truly is a Muslim. There's no two ways about it. I am going to be very mindful of every son-of-a-bitch who voted for this deal. Blood is on their hands.
We own the Senate and the House and we have one card left to play.
Articles of Impeachment.
What else does if have to do before the proceeding begin?
Posted by Merchant of Venom at 9/03/2015 08:19:00 AM
Wednesday, September 2, 2015
As you're reading this keep in mind the Confederate flag had to come down because it was offensive.
Some infamous quotes from Margaret Sanger the Patron Saint of the left and founder of PP.
"The most merciful thing that the large family does to one of its infant members is to kill it."
"We should hire three or four colored ministers, preferably with social-service backgrounds, and with engaging personalities. The most successful educational approach to the Negro is through a religious appeal. We don’t want the word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population, and the minister is the man who can straighten out that idea if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members."
"[We should] apply a stern and rigid policy of sterilization and segregation to that grade of population whose progeny is tainted, or whose inheritance is such that objectionable traits may be transmitted to offspring."
"Give dysgenic groups [people with “bad genes”] in our population their choice of segregation or [compulsory] sterilization."
“I accepted an invitation to talk to the women’s branch of the Ku Klux Klan.”
"The black is indolent and a dreamer; spending his meager wage on frivolity or drink."
Oh sorry... that was the other Patron Saint Che Guevara.
Hey Black Lives Matter in case you're reading this check this out:
(National Portrait Gallery)
WASHINGTON – Anti-abortion activists held a rally Thursday outside the National Portrait Gallery to demand the Washington museum remove a bust of Margaret Sanger, a controversial eugenicist who founded the organizations that later became Planned Parenthood.
The modern-day abortion provider has come under scrutiny following the release of undercover videos that allegedly show employees brokering the sale of fetal tissue. Days after widespread protests against the group, E.W. Jackson, a conservative Christian minister and Virginia lawyer, led the rally in Washington urging the removal of the Sanger bust.
“You must remove the bust!” Jackson said at the rally in front of the Smithsonian museum. He later added, “If Margaret Sanger had her way, MLK and Rosa Parks would never have been born.”
The event also was organized by conservative group ForAmerica and a group of black pastors.
Sanger, who died in 1966, founded two companies that eventually led to the creation of Planned Parenthood.
GOP 2016 presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, has publicly supported the movement to remove Sanger’s bust from the gallery. Cruz along with Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, circulated a letter to lawmakers calling the sculpture’s display “an affront broth to basic human decency and the very meaning of justice.”
Sanger, born in 1879, spent much of her life working to change federal and state statutes that had criminalized contraceptives. She was at the leading edge of the birth control movement. Her bust is part of the museum’s “Struggle for Justice” exhibit, which honors Americans who fought for the civil rights of groups that were disenfranchised.
But she was controversial because of her work in eugenics – the science of altering human population through controlled breeding and forced sterilization.
The Portrait Gallery, which has displayed the tribute to Sanger since 2010, said it would not take it down. A spokesperson for the gallery told The Associated Press that the museum’s displays include some people with “less than admirable characteristics.”
It also defended its decision to CNSNews.com and said the bust is in keeping with the museum’s goal to “see the past clearly and objectively.”
“Margaret Sanger is included in the museum’s collection, not in tribute to all her beliefs, many of which are now controversial, but because of her leading role in early efforts to distribute information about birth control and medical information to disadvantaged women, as well as her later roles associated with developing modern methods of contraception and in founding Planned Parenthood of America,” the statement read.
“Nonetheless, Sanger’s alliance with aspects of the eugenics movement raises questions about her motivations and intentions. The museum’s intent is not to honor her in an unqualified way, but rather to stimulate our audiences to reflect on the experience of Americans who struggled to improve the civil and social conditions of 20th-century America,” it added.
How come this same theory wasn't applicable to the Confederate flag?
Earlier this month, demonstrators gathered outside the Margaret Sanger Center in New York, holding signs and demanding Planned Parenthood be defunded. The rally was part of a nationwide day of protest.
Posted by Merchant of Venom at 9/02/2015 11:23:00 AM
What's next a Planned Parenthood at the Vatican?
Pope Francis will give all priests discretion during the Roman Catholic Church's upcoming Holy Year to formally forgive women who have had abortions, in the Argentine pontiff's latest move towards a more open and inclusive church.
In Church teaching, abortion is such a grave sin that those who procure or perform it incur an automatic excommunication, which can only be lifted by designated church officials.
However, from Dec. 8 to Nov. 26, during an extraordinary Holy Year or "Jubilee" on the theme of mercy, all priests will be able to do so if the women repent "with a contrite heart", the pope said in a letter published by the Vatican on Tuesday.
Francis described the "existential and moral ordeal" faced by women who have terminated pregnancies and said he had "met so many women who bear in their heart the scar of this agonizing and painful decision".
The pope's letter did not mention those who perform abortions.
Francis is the first non-European pope in 1,300 years and has marked himself out for tolerance on taboo topics. Although he has shown no intention of retracting the Church's opposition to abortion, he has alarmed conservatives by taking a less forceful tone than his predecessors.
"This is by no means an attempt to minimize the gravity of this sin, but to widen the possibility of showing mercy," Vatican chief spokesman Father Federico Lombardi told reporters.
Deputy Vatican spokesman Father Ciro Benedettini said that "for now" the change would apply only during the Holy Year.
Usually only a bishop, missionary or the chief confessor of a diocese can offer absolution for an abortion, Benedettini said, although bishops in countries such as the United States and Britain, have delegated this authority to parish priests.
Boston College theology professor James Bretzke said the Pope was "emphasizing mercy and not retribution ... embracing reconciliation and not excommunication".
Liberal group Catholics for Choice welcomed the move as a gesture of engagement with women, but said Catholic women in the United States have abortions at the same rate as non-Catholics, highlighting the gulf between religious teaching and real life.
"This is a pope who is not stuck in the pelvic zone, and perhaps his message on how he thinks about abortion is more for his brother bishops than Catholics in the pew," Catholics for Choice President Jon O'Brien said.
Posted by Merchant of Venom at 9/02/2015 07:57:00 AM