Monday, August 29, 2016

Bill Clinton is the pre-internet Anthony Weiner. Want to trust Hillary and Huma's judgement?

Bill Clinton is the pre-internet Anthony Weiner

POSTED AT 2:41 PM ON AUGUST 29, 2016 BY JOHN SEXTON

The Washington Post has a quick reaction to the latest Anthony Weiner scandal titled, “Anthony Weiner is gross. Let’s stop paying attention to him.” Chris Cillizza writes:
Ever since he first accidentally sent a picture of his undercarriage to a random woman on Twitter in 2011, I’ve been endlessly entertained by Anthony Weiner.
I remember the first Weiner scandal well. What I recall is a long weekend when it seemed pretty clear what had happened and that Weiner was lying about his account being hacked, but the media seemed to be waiting to see if he would get away with it. In any case, Cillizza goes on to say that now that Weiner’s child is involved (he’s seen in one of the pictures) it’s not so amusing anymore. I agree with him on that but then we get to this paragraph:
That’s why I have to hope this is the final chapter in the Weiner saga — or at least the last one we splash on front pages and talk about endlessly on cable TV. It’s now clear that there is something wrong with Weiner — something obsessive and reckless that drives him to this sort of behavior despite being married and having a son.That’s for him to deal with. What we should not — or at least I won’t — do anymore is give him the attention that he clearly craves.
My problem isn’t with what Cillizza has written it’s with what he hasn’t. Can you think of anyone else in politics who has an obsessive and reckless drive that has negatively impacted his political and family life. Someone with a personal connection to Huma Abedin…someone who could be headed to the White House? Did you guess?
Bill Clinton Esquire
How do you write a story about the ruinous sexual compulsion of the husband of Hillary’s top aide and not mention the obvious parallels to Bill Clinton? Both are politicians. Both were caught multiple times. Both faced serious political consequences. Both had wives that stood by them, at least until now. The parallels are hard to miss.
Bill Clinton is the pre-internet Anthony Weiner. They are the same guy. The same compulsion. One of them just channeled it through the latest technology. Weiner sent some nasty texts and photos while Bill did all his sexting in person. Bill was swiping right before Tinder was a gleam in the internet’s eye.
But as disturbing as Weiner’s behavior has been, it’s almost quaint compared to what Bill Clinton has been accused of doing. So far as I know, no one has credibly accused Anthony Weiner of rape. But someone has credibly accused Bill Clinton. Her name is Juanita Broaddrick. As the link shows, a few outlets have discussed this story, but many continue to sidestep it even when it would be completely natural to bring it up.
If it’s time to judge Weiner “gross” and stop treating him as a joke, maybe it’s time to do the same for Bill Clinton. The man who could become America’s first First Gentleman has been accused of doing much worse than embarrassing himself online. At what point does the media decide it’s time to stop snickering behind Bill’s back and start confronting him to his face?

R.I.P. Mr. Wilder.




Philly: Corrupt Democrat Mayor and union boss...

FBI seeks Kenney campaign records as part of union probe

Federal authorities have subpoenaed finance records and receipts from Mayor Kenney's campaign committee as part of their investigation into the local electricians union and its leader, John "Johnny Doc" Dougherty, the mayor said Friday.
In an interview, Kenney said that the committee intended to comply with the request, received earlier this month. He said he had no reason to suspect that he or any member of his campaign or administration was a target of the probe.
"I think the federal government is doing their job, and we're going to accommodate their requests for information every step of the way," he said. "What will come out will come out."
The subpoena came, the mayor said, shortly after a series of coordinated FBI raids earlier this month on the hall of Local 98 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and several houses and offices tied to Dougherty and his close allies, including City Councilman Bobby Henon, a former political director for the union who remains on its payroll.

If it weren't for giving away other people's money, Leftists would have no policies at all. Buying votes! Only the politicians profit.

Labour leadership: Smith pledges to scrap tuition fees

  • 27 August 2016
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Labour leadership hopeful Owen Smith has set out plans to scrap university tuition fees in an effort to win over the youth vote.
Mr Smith has called for the current funding system to be abolished and replaced with a 1%-2% graduate tax.
He also promised a high-level apprenticeship to every 18-year-old who gets the grades.
Mr Smith is attempting to unseat Jeremy Corbyn less than a year after he was overwhelmingly elected leader.
At an event at Nottingham University, the MP for Pontypridd said if he was elected Labour leader, he would push for paid traineeships to help further education students get the skills needed to find a job after their course.
He also promised to build 50,000 "first homes" a year, earmarked for under-30s, which would be rented to first-time buyers at 80% of the local market rent, with the remaining 20% going into a savings pot.
"Young people have been let down time and time again by this government," he said.
"Our failure to give the next generation the best start in life is the great scandal of our time."
Owen Smith giving a speech at Nottingham University
He claimed young people were now "more likely to be unemployed, less likely to have an apprenticeship, more indebted and less likely to own their own home".
Under Mr Smith's plan to abolish tuition fees, graduates would pay an additional 1-2% tax on income above £15,000 for a specified period - possibly around 25 years after leaving university.
The guaranteed apprenticeship would be available to people with level three qualifications - the equivalent of two A-level passes - and would last for a minimum of two years paid at the living wage.
Mr Corbyn has also said he is in favour of abolishing tuition fees and has pledged to bring back student maintenance grants, arguing that education is a "collective good that benefits all of us". 
He said he would introduce a National Education Service, providing free opportunities for lifelong learning.
Ballot papers for the leadership vote have now begun to be sent out to 650,000 party members, affiliated trade union supporters and so-called registered supporters who are eligible to vote.
The deadline for ballot papers to be returned is midday on 21 September with the result to be announced at a special conference in Liverpool on 24 September.

Not a peep from the Democrats, BLM or their supporters like the Teacher's Union. Cities that have thrown their police under the bus reap the rewards.


In the weeks since he was shot in the back, 10-year-old Tavon Tanner has undergone several operations to repair the damage from the bullet that tore through his small body and remains lodged between his shoulder and his chest.
The fifth-grader is still in the hospital and still in pain, according to his mother Mellanie Washington.  He doesn't talk as much and cries more often.  Sometimes he'll ask if police have arrested the person who shot him.
"I tell him they will soon," Washington said. "They will."  No one was in custody as of Monday.
Tavon was among more than 400 people shot in Chicago this month. There have been at least 78 homicides, marking August as the most violent  month in the city in almost 20 years, according to data provided by the Chicago Police Department. And there are two more days to go.
Chicago has recorded 487 homicides and more than 2,800 people shot so far this year, compared to 491 homicides and 2,988 people shot all of last year, according to Tribune data.
Chicago has a lower homicide rate than many other U.S. cities that are smaller in population. But this year, the city has recorded more homicides and shooting victims than New York City and Los Angeles combined, even though the two cities are larger than Chicago's population of roughly 2.6 million.
New York, with more than three times the population of Chicago, has recorded 760 shooting victims and logged 222 homicides, according to NYPD crime statistics through Aug. 21. In Los Angeles, a city of about 4 million, 176 people have been slain and 729 people shot, according to LAPD crime data through Aug. 20. 
The gun violence in Chicago has been concentrated on the South and West sides that have lost population over the years as other areas have grown.
The Harrison District covers a lot of the Lawndale neighborhood, where Tavon lives.  The boy was playing out front with his twin sister in the 3900 block of West Polk Street when someone fired as many as nine shots.
He collapsed as he followed his mother through the front door.  His twin sister, Taniyah, sat next to him, holding his hand, trying to keep him calm, according to their mother. “Twin don’t leave me, twin don’t leave me," she kept yelling.

Tavon was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he underwent nearly four hours of surgery, Washington said.  The bullet damaged his pancreas, intestines, kidney and spleen as it entered his lower back and lodged in his chest, she said.
In the hours before Tavon was shot, a man in his early 20s was shot in the head at a basketball court down the block where Tavon was not allowed to play.  And an older man was shot and killed about four blocks away.
Tavon's twin sister started school last week without her brother. Washington, who has spent the past couple of weeks in the hospital with her son, said she feels restless as her son’s future remains uncertain. 
 “Oh, I’m real tired,” she said. “Just waiting on him to get better.” 
Chicago police officials have cited the constant flow of illegal firearms through dangerous neighborhoods and an intractable gang problem – with some disputes beginning on social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter – as strong contributors to the city's violence. 
In recent months, police Superintendent Eddie Johnson has been pushing lawmakers in Springfield to pass legislation requiring harsher sentences for criminals arrested repeatedly for carrying illegal guns.
Earlier this month, Johnson met with several police chiefs from across the country to discuss the nation's gun violence problem, noting that over 40 U.S. cities experienced spikes in violence last year after years of decreases in the number of killings.
Cities like Milwaukee and Washington, D.C – both much smaller than Chicago in population – saw homicide spikes that they haven’t experienced in more than two decades.

The surge in violence comes at a tumultuous time for the Chicago Police Department.  It is still dealing with the aftermath of the court-ordered release of video showing Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke shooting Laquan McDonald 16 times, killing the teen as he walked away from police with a knife in his hand.

The public furor from the video’s release last November led Mayor Rahm Emanuel to fire Garry McCarthy as the superintendent. Murder charges were filed against Van Dyke, the head of the police oversight agency resigned, and the U.S. Department of Justice began a wide-ranging civil rights investigation into the department.
Earlier this year, the Tribune reported a precipitous drop in morale among Chicago police officers, based on interviews with officers.

Baltimore reaches 200 homicides with man's fatal stabbing


Baltimore officially has had 200 homicide victims in 2016 after an autopsy confirmed a 42-year-old man found dead Friday just west of downtown had been fatally stabbed.
The victim, identified Monday as Franswhaun Smith, was found Friday about 7:50 a.m. in the 700 block of Murphy Lane, in the Heritage Crossing neighborhood that was formerly the site of the Murphy Homes public housing development.
Smith was pronounced dead at the scene. Police said an autopsy confirmed he had been stabbed in the back.
It is the fifth consecutive year Baltimore's homicide tally has reached 200 after recording 197 in all of 2011. That was the first time the city had recorded fewer than 200 victims since the late 1970s.
ast year, 344 people were killed in Baltimore, the city's highest highest-per capita rate ever.
As of Aug. 20, the most recent data available, homicides were down 11 percent compared with the same time last year, while nonfatal shootings were up slightly, from 414 at that time last year to 427 this year.
Police did not release any additional details about Smith's death. They asked anyone with information to call detectives at 1-866-7LOCKUP.
Court records show Smith pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in 1998, receiving a sentence of 30 years with all but five years suspended. After three violations of his probation, he was sentenced to 15 years of the suspended time in 2004. A spokesman for the state prison system confirmed Smith was released in July 2014.
Attempts to reach relatives were not immediately successful.
Smith was one of several recent homicide victims. Over the weekend, police arrested 23-year-old Jerome Arnold and charged him with first-degree murder in the death of a woman he confessed to killing in a wooded area in Brooklyn.
The investigation began when police in Howard County received a call Friday afternoon from a relative of Arnold's in Ellicott City, who suspected that Arnold may have been involved in a crime in Baltimore. Arnold was taken to Baltimore police headquarters, where he told police he had killed Lisa Studley, 36, and left her body in a wooded area off St. Margaret Street, according to charging documents.
Police found Studley's body on the ground with head trauma and in a pool of blood, police wrote in charging documents. 
Arnold described Studley to police as his girlfriend, and said he had lured her into the woods using a ruse that he wanted to "talk." He then struck her several times in the head with a hammer, police said.
Arnold said he put his bloody clothes into a backpack and put on a new outfit. Police later recovered the backpack and bloody clothes. 
Attempts to reach Studley's family were not successful.
Arnold appeared Monday before a district judge and was ordered held without bond pending trial. He did not have a lawyer listed in court records.
A 48-year-old man also was shot in the chest in West Baltimore early Monday, police said.
Officers were called at 1:55 a.m. to the 2300 block of Lauretta Ave., where they found the victim, who was not named.
Police did not release the man's condition, but said he was conscious and breathing when he was taken to a hospital.
Anyone with information may call 410-396-2221 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.
Baltimore Sun reporter Colin Campbell contributed to this article.

The Left's war on America: SC school bans American flag from football games

SC school bans American flag from football games



TRAVELERS REST, S.C. – School officials’ decision to ban students from displaying the American Flag at a recent football game is creating controversy in a South Carolina school district.
On Friday, Travelers Rest High School principal Lou Lavely banned students from carrying American flags into a football game against Berega High School, because a lot of students at Berega are Hispanic. Lavely contends the American flag could have been used to taunt those students, WNCN reports.
“Some events at last evening’s football game have resulted in concerns being raised in our community. I am writing to assure that any decisions made regarding American flags being permitted into the game were made in the best interests of all attending the game and in the spirit of patriotism and respect for our flag,” Lavely wrote in response to Facebook backlash about the ban, which turned away several students who came to the game with American flags.
“Any decision to not allow the American flag to be used in an improper ‘taunting,’ unsportsmanlike manner is first and foremost in the interests of promoting the safety and well-being of all in attendance at school events. This decision would be made anytime that the American flag, or any other symbol, sign, cheer, or action on the part of our fans would potentially compromise the safety of all in attendance at a school event.”
Lavely’s prepared statement assured community members that officials “have the utmost respect for our flag and strive to display the highest levels of patriotism,” and the school supports veterans, but the potential for taunting was too much to allow the American flag inside of the stadium.
The principal’s comments came in response to a picture of one attendee with a large American flag speaking with a local police officer at the gate, and a message about school officials censoring the stars and bars.
Hunter Ballew wrote:
Lou Lavely, Travelers Rest High School Principal, continues to power trip and strip young Americans of the right to proudly boast this Nation’s flag.
Last night I picked my brother up from the TRHS Football game and he told me that Lavely had denied entry to a couple of young men with American flags. I can’t deny the rage I felt as this is the third incident I’ve had involving Lavely and the flag I love.
First, the day after Osama was killed in 2011 we were told we couldn’t have the American flag on our trucks on school property and the TRPD came and handled the situation. Lavely later apologized to our group.
Second, I was picking up my youngest brother and saw two high school boys handling our flag with disrespect at the flag pole as they let it drag the ground and he acted like it was not an issue.
Third, last night as I took the flag and attempted to enter myself he stated, “I have the authority to tell anyone they can’t bring it on the property.” Unfortunately the cops were not helpful and sided with Lavely even after stating “you’d probably win if you took it to the school district.” I’m no expert and don’t know the laws in and out. But.. if he has the power to strip Americans the right to boast the American flag after being pumped up about our Olympic run there is a much bigger problem. A problem that needs to be resolved.
I’m sick of this political correctness. We need to do something about it because it’s not getting any better.
Berea High School principal Mike Noel backed Lavely.
“I am in full support of Mr. Lavely’s actions at the football game on Friday night. He was protecting the greatest symbol of our nation, the American Flag,” he wrote, according to Greenville Online. “His decision was based on the premise that the American flag should not be used in a disrespectful or unsportsmanlike like manner. He made the right decision.”
The resulting controversy prompted Travelers Rest Police to clarify its position on the flag ban, as well.
“It seems to be the opinion of a vocal few that the TRPD, by being forced to intervene in this incident, somehow endorses the barring of the American flag from the game. That could not be further from the truth,” Chief Lance Crowe wrote in a prepared statement.
“The irony is that our officer pictured in the photograph making its rounds through social media is himself an Army veteran, and he disagrees with the position in which he found himself, but that cannot prevent him from doing his duty as a sworn guardian of the peace,” Crowe wrote. “Simply put, if the school administration has a policy that if not followed would result in a person being removed from the school property, the police have to intervene at that moment if the person refuses, especially if the person becomes overly argumentative during his protest.”

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The Democrat/media complex exposed yet again.

Media Orgs Donate to Clinton Foundation Then Downplay Clinton Foundation Scandal

Google “Clinton AP story” and see what happens

Hillary Clinton speaks at a press conference announcing a new initiative between the Clinton Foundation, United Nations Foundation and Bloomberg Philanthropies, titled Data 2x on December 15, 2014 in New York City.
Hillary Clinton speaks at a press conference announcing a new initiative between the Clinton Foundation, United Nations Foundation and Bloomberg Philanthropies, titled Data 2x on December 15, 2014 in New York City. (Photo: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Hillary Clinton and her media allies have been working overtime to put out numerous fires that continue to pop up and spread during the final weeks of her campaign for president. Recently, the flames have gotten more difficult to smother as reports of Clinton’s frail health have bled into the mainstream media, despite the unanimous and unilateral decision by the MSM to treat anyone who even raises a question as akin to a Holocaust denier. (On Sunday night, for example, Huffington Post fired contributor David Seaman and deleted his columns simply for linking to a Hillary health video that’s been viewed four million times.)
Julian Assange stoked more flames when he suggested a murdered DNC worker was the Wikileaks source for the DNC hack. Most recently, the Associated Press released a blockbuster story concluding that more than half of the people Clinton met with as secretary of state gave donations to the Clinton Foundation.
Despite these ongoing scandals, Clinton’s close yet questionable ties to media outlets such as Google, CNN, PBS and The New York Times have seemed to pay off. These entities have gone out of their way to censor negative stories about Clinton, particularly ones involving the Clinton Foundation. There’s one common thread though these media outlets suppressing harmful Clinton stories all share: they’ve donated to the Clinton Foundation.
On Aug. 23 the Associated Press broke the story citing that more than half the people outside of the government that Clinton met with as she served as secretary of state gave money to the Clinton Foundation, either personally or through companies or groups. The AP report concluded that 85 out of 154 people she met with from the private sector either donated to her charity or pledged commitments.
The AP drew this conclusion by reviewing some of Clinton’s schedule from when she was secretary of state. They obtained these records after a federal judge ordered the release of them stemming from a lawsuit they filed against the State Department in 2015. (The AP is reporting that the State Department won’t finish releasing the rest of Clinton’s schedule till after the presidential election despite their request for it by October 15.)
'Clinton AP' Bing search.
‘Clinton AP’ Bing search. (Screenshot: Bing)
This bombshell, compounded with Clinton’s use of a private server as secretary of state, is fueling allegations that she was involved in a pay-to-play operation. But the story has been suppressed by Google in its searches—just as it has done in the past with stories that paint Clinton in a negative light.
When searches related to this story were entered into the Google web browser last week, results for “Clinton AP story” were limited to stories from leftwing publications discrediting the story—including this report from Vox: “The AP’s big expose on Hillary meeting with Clinton Foundation donors is a mess.”
The same terms in a Bing search yielded more balanced headlines, like “Clinton campaign, AP battle over story on foundation ties” from Market Watch.
Once again, Google has gone out of its way to censor damaging reports about Clinton.
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Google vs Bing. (Screenshots: Google/Bing)
When users typed “media coverage of the Clinton Foundation” into Google it returned results such as CNN’s “Associated Press Botches Hillary Clinton report and response.” In Bing, one gets articles such as “Mike Pence Slams the Media and Clinton Foundation in Virginia.”
The New York Times has taken its censorship a step further; the day after the AP story broke there was no mention of it in their entire paper and this has remained the case until late Monday afternoon—a week later—when Maggie Haberman finally mentioned that “[Clinton] and her campaign have denounced an Associated Press report.”
On Sunday, CNN’s “Reliable Sources” host, Brian Stelter, defended Clinton and attacked AP’s Executive Editor Kathleen Carroll. Instead of questioning Clinton’s dubious conduct as Secretary of State, Stelter questioned why the AP published the story in the first place and labeled it as “misleading.”
Hillary Clinton and husband, Former U.S. President Bill Clinton address the audience during the Opening Plenary Session: Reimagining Impact for the Clinton Global Initiative on September 22, 2014.
Hillary Clinton and husband, Former U.S. President Bill Clinton address the audience during the Opening Plenary Session: Reimagining Impact for the Clinton Global Initiative on September 22, 2014. (Photo: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
Paul Joseph Watson, editor-at-large at Infowars.com, is responsible for bringing concerns of Clinton’s health into the mainstream media. Watson consulted doctors and detailed the evidence of Clinton’s health problems in a YouTube video that has gone viral amassing almost four million views. Since then, many well-renowned doctors, neurologists, and radiologists have expressed concerns for Clinton’s health publicly.
Beth Israel Medical Center’s Dr. Bob Lahita made a compelling argument for Clinton’s health concerns and called for Clinton to be assessed by an impartial panel of physicians during an appearance on Fox Business. Dr. Drew said in an interviewwith KABC “McIntyre in the Morning” that he’s “gravely concerned” about her health. Suspiciously, that episode has been removed from KABC’s website and Dr. Drew’s show on HLN—owned by a division of Time Warner which is the same parent company that owns CNN—was canceled eight days after he made the negative assessment about Clinton’s health.
On the other hand, CNN attempted to debunk harmful reports about Clinton’s health by suggesting that concerns for the Democratic presidential nominee’s health are both a conspiracy and sexist. And once again, Google has gone out of its way to censor these damaging reports about Clinton. The tech company is suppressing stories about Clinton’s health in its search bar.
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Google vs Bing vs Yahoo. (Photo: Google/Bing/Yahoo Screenshots)
When you type in “Hillary Clinton’s he”, the auto-complete suggestions pull results that have nothing to do with the trending issues of Clinton’s personal health, such as “Hillary Clinton’s headquarters” or “Hillary Clinton health plan.” When the same terms are put into Bing, several suggestions regarding the trending topic of the state of her health appear, such as “Hillary Clinton health issues” and “Hillary Clinton has seizure.” In Yahoo’s search engine, simply typing “Hillary” pulls up suggestions such as “Hillary Clinton illness,” “Hillary Clinton health issues” and “Hillary Clinton seizure.”
Julian Assange opened a can of worms when he suggested in a recent interview that murdered DNC worker Seth Rich was the Wikileaks source for the DNC hack that resulted in the resignation of three top level officials at the Democratic National Committee. This fueled Clinton body count stories on the Internet that list people tied to the Clintons who have died under freak circumstances.
Google has suppressed these stories in their search engine as reported on Fox News Channel’s Fox & Friends. When you type in “Clinton body,” car repair shop results pop up. The same search terms in Bing and Yahoo pull up results such as “Clinton body count” or “Clinton body bags.” The report also notes that when you type in Bernie Sanders or Donald Trump’s name into Google’s search engine, both positive and negative stories appear.
report came out Friday revealing that PBS’s “Newshour” removed negative comments about Clinton in Judy Woodruff’s interview with Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein. A Stein supporter discovered the edits after he compared the FaceBook Live version with the broadcast and YouTube versions. The edits PBS removed from the interview included Stein’s criticism of Clinton’s support for the Trans-Pacific Partnership and Obamacare.
“Newshour” has done one report about the Clinton Foundation scandal in a softball piece titled “A glimpse inside operations at the Clinton Foundation.” In the segment, Woodruff’s co-host Hari Sreenivasan, conducted interviews with James Grimaldi of the Wall Street Journal, Columbia University’s Doug White and Clinton Foundation President Donna Shalala. A Media Research Center study found that the Clinton Foundation “charity fraud” story has only received a total of four minutes and 24 seconds devoted to it from the three big networks this year.
For comparison sake, the incident in which Donald Trump allegedly pretended to be his own publicist—in 1991—garnered eight times more coverage.
To understand why The New York Times, Google, CNN and PBS would censor negative information about Clinton, particularly, stories revolving around the Clinton Foundation scandal, all you have to do is follow the money. All of these companies have donated—in some cases up seven figures—to the Clinton Foundation. Carlos Slim, Chairman & CEO of Telmex, the largest New York Timesshareholder, donated between $1 and $5 million. Google donated between $500K and $1 million.
The parent company of CNN, Time Warner Inc., gave between $50k to $100k to the foundation. (Woodruff, who serves as co-host and managing editor of PBS “NewsHour”, gave $250 to the foundation’s Clinton Haiti Relief Fund in 2010.) It’s no wonder these media entities are reluctant to report harmful stories on Clinton, specifically ones surrounding the Clinton Foundation, since in doing so they could be implicating themselves in this evolving scandal.
Her charges of a ‘vast right-wing conspiracy’ were false. It was not a conspiracy, and President Clinton’s false statements about his affair lead to his impeachment.
A deeper look into Google’s ties to Clinton, specifically while she was secretary of state, exposes more reasons why the tech giant has a vested interest in censoring the AP’s bombshell story. Wikileaks exposed that Google teamed up with Clinton’s State Department to overthrow Syrian President Bashar al Assad in 2012.
In leaked emails between Clinton’s staff and Google executive Jared Cohen—who worked for Clinton at the State Department before joining Google—Cohen details Google’s plan to get involved in the region and to boost Assad defections. The exchange proves that the tech company worked in concert with the State Department to topple Assad’s government. Further proving Google’s involvement with US foreign policy, Cohen helped draft the State Department’s 21st Century Statecraft Initiative, which called for using Internet and social media technologies to pursue diplomatic goals.
Google’s controversial relationship with Clinton has raised enough eyebrows that the Oracle Corporation is using its resources to launch the Google Transparency Project. The mission is to shed sunlight on Google’s relationships with Clinton and President Barack Obama. The GTP has already produced a series of investigative reports on Google including one that reveals that there were 18 former State Department officials that joined Google as executives and five Google officials who acquired senior positions at the State Department.
Clinton has brushed off reports of her bad health as nothing more than conspiracy theories. In 1998, Clinton used a similar technique to bat down allegations that then President Bill Clinton was involved in an extramarital affair in the White House with intern Monica Lewinsky. We now know that her charges of a “vast right-wing conspiracy” were false. It was not a conspiracy, and President Clinton’s false statements about his affair lead to his impeachment.
Hillary Clinton’s new catch phrase in response to the AP’s explosive report is that there’s “a lot of smoke” but “no fire.” If that’s truly the case, one really has to wonder why there’s an outright refusal to release the rest of her schedule from when she served as Secretary of State until after the November presidential election.