Hillary campaign fundraising email reveals signs of panic

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In the massive Brooklyn Headquarters of the Hillary campaign, they know something is happening, but they don’t know what it is (to paraphrase Bob Dylan’s taunting lyric). A fundraising email sent out by campaign manager Robbie Mook is startlingly honest in admitting they have a problem. Ben Wolfgang of the Washington Times got ahold of a copy and explains:

Faced with sagging fundraising numbers, Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign on Friday appealed to supporters and admitted it was wrong in assuming Donald Trump couldn’t possibly win a general election contest.

Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook told supporters in an email that the campaign took for granted that donations would pick up once aClinton vs. Trump November match-up became certain.

Instead, the campaign says fundraising numbers in May have dropped, and the Clinton operation’s assumption that voters would reject Mr. Trump have been proven wrong.

That sounds to me like a sinking ship. Here is the text of the email so hyou can judge for yourself:

“One assumption seemed pretty safe: That if we were to wind up running against Donald Trump, our supporters, especially our grassroots donors, would be so horrified that they’d step up big time. It’s now been three weeks since Trump became the presumptive Republican nominee, and the fact is that isn’t happening yet,” Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook said in the email.

“Don’t get me wrong — you’ve been amazing,” he continued. “But for the time being, our fundraising is actually DOWN slightly from where it was in April. I don’t know if it’s that you think we don’t need the money yet (we do), or that Trump couldn’t possibly win (he really, really could), or if you’re just exhausted from a long primary (I don’t blame you!) — but whatever your reasons are, I am personally asking you to get up off the bench and help make sure the most extreme, erratic presidential nominee in history never makes it to the White House.”

Memorial Day Weekend appears to be something of a turning point, in which Team Hillary and its media arms admit they have a problem and don’t know what to do about it (except raise more money).  The New York Times quoted powerful Democrats willing to go on the record about the shortcomings of the cmapign this morning, in a front page story.

The wheels pretty clearly are coming off the Hillary campaign bus. How long will it be before we get to the moment where calls for Hillary to step down “for the good of the party”? I guess they have to wait until after the convention, or else “Crazy Bernie” who actually takes seriously all the phony rhetoric will get the nomination, and ruin the game of collecting Wall Street cash and financing crony capitalists.

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James Comey: Enforcing the Law Requires Indicting Hillary Clinton

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By Scott S. Powell

When James Comey was appointed FBI Director by President Obama, he became the “hands on” chief law enforcement officer of the U.S. As he laid his hand on the Bible and recited his oath of office on September 4, 2013, swearing to “faithfully discharge the duties of the office… without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion,” Mr. Comey never thought he would face indicting the heir apparent leader of the party under which he would serve.

The facts known about Secretary Hillary Clinton’s actions surrounding the use of an unsecure private email server for conducting State Department business, show that she acted with reckless disregard of the security interests of the United States and violated some ten federal statutes. Several are national security-related felonies, just three of which include: 1) disclosure of classified information (22 of which documents were Top Secret); 2) unauthorized removal and retention of classified documents; and 3) destruction of evidence (erasure of the hard drive and deletion of some 30,000 emails by Secretary Clinton), after a government investigation had commenced (Benghazi hearings began October 10, 2012).

Mr. Comey can’t give Secretary Clinton a pass without trouble because a related, but lesser violation in handling classified material by General David Petraeus was recently adjudicated, resulting in a $100,000 fine a two years’ probation. Petraeus merely gave his personal notebooks, which contained classified information to his biographer, who never disclosed any secrets. Hillary Clinton showed reckless disregard for the nation’s security; her email server — hosting voluminous classified and Top Secret information — was repeatedly breached and exposed by notorious Romanian hacker “Guccifer” and by the Russians (who have 20,000 Clinton server emails in their possession).

The fact that the administration under which Mr. Comey serves has conducted itself with unprecedented partisanship and lawlessness makes it even more important for him to uphold the law and proceed with indictment. The American people need to see that both lawlessness and dereliction of duty are not given a pass and that no one is exempt or above the law.

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Why Clinton’s email problems are here to stay

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Editor’s Comment……..I have to disagree with Mr. Gerstein’s opinion that the new State Dept. audit report “doesn’t land a knockout punch but leaves lingering questions,” regarding Hillary’s use of an unsecured, unauthorized, private email system.  I think it is abundantly clear by now that Secretary Clinton and her top aides knew the rationale for the private email system was to keep her correspondence out of the reach of several Federal agencies, including her then employer, the U.S. State Department, the Dept. of Justice, the FBI and the several National Security agencies that have jurisdiction.  This whole episode has been a jaw-dropping spectacle of monumental irresponsibility perpetrated by a woman who has demonstrated time and again that she is uniquely and eternally unqualified to be President.

In the words of one of my favorite politicians, Carly Fiorina, “It is more appropriate for Hillary to be in the Big House than in the White House.”

~~John Cronin~~ 

 

A new audit doesn’t land a knockout punch but leaves lingering questions that could dog the Democratic front-runner.

By JOSH GERSTEIN

 

A newly issued report on Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server flatly rejects one of her core defenses in the controversy — that she was playing by the rules.

And while the findings of the State Department Inspector General probe don’t land any devastating blows against the Democratic front-runner, they provide ample grist to keep questions about her handling of the situation alive as the general election campaign gears up.

On the trail, Clinton has repeatedly claimed that her exclusive use of a personal email account during her four years as secretary of state was authorized by the rules in effect at the time, but investigators from the State Department’s Office of Inspector General reached just the opposite conclusion.

“It was not prohibited. It was not in any way disallowed,” Clinton said in a debate in March.

“Throughout Secretary Clinton’s tenure, the [regulations] stated that normal day-to-day operations should be conducted on an authorized” email system, the report declared. And the inspector general found no evidence that anyone had ever authorized or approved Clinton’s email setup.

The official watchdog’s finding was hardly a shock, since federal records experts and Clinton critics have been saying for more than a year that her actions were at odds with the policies and best practices State issued to its personnel at the time.

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ISIS Plotting To Infiltrate Open U.S. Border

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Guled Ali Omar, who has been accused of plotting to bring ISIS operatives into the U.S. across the Mexican border. The charges lend credence to those who say the U.S.-Mexico border has become a national security problem. (Hennepin County Jail)

Guled Ali Omar, who has been accused of plotting to bring ISIS operatives into the U.S. across the Mexican border. The charges lend credence to those who say the U.S.-Mexico border has become a national security problem. (Hennepin County Jail)

 

Immigration: The need to close America’s porous southern border was given greater urgency this week after reports that an ISIS suspect plotted to escort operatives across the border and drug cartels are helping ISIS set up a base near El Paso, Texas.

Federal prosecutors say a 21-year-old Somali-American planned to open up routes to the U.S. through Mexico so ISIS terrorists based in Syria could penetrate the U.S. border and attack American cities.

The jailed suspect, Guled Ali Omar, awaits trial on charges he conspired with several other Muslims in the Somali community in Minneapolis to join ISIS to fight in jihad against the West.

The FBI secretly recorded Omar and his cell mate discussing several times the possibility of attacks in the U.S, as well as murdering an FBI agent. Images from the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center, as well as that of Osama bin Laden, were found on Omar’s phone.

Most chilling was the account of a plot to help ISIS fighters from Syria infiltrate the U.S. through Mexico, which wouldn’t be hard to do thanks to the lack of border enforcement by the Obama administration.

Under Obama’s loose immigration policies, which allow removable aliens to remain in the country, many illegal immigrants who commit additional crimes while in the U.S. are being ignored, even though local police have urged ICE to take control of criminals in their jails and kick them out of the country.

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Insiders: 90 percent predict contested GOP convention

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Republican insiders overwhelmingly believe this summer’s national convention will require multiple ballots to select the presidential nominee.

That’s according to The POLITICO Caucus — a panel of operatives, activists and strategists in 10 key battleground states — with roughly 90 percent of respondents saying neither Donald Trump nor Ted Cruz will win the nomination on the first ballot in Cleveland.

It’s a marked shift from a month ago, when just half of insiders were predicting a contested convention. Since that time, Trump has romped to victory in states that awarded all their delegates to the winner, like Florida and Arizona. But Cruz bounced back this week in Wisconsin — and is also dominating in states like North Dakota, Colorado and Wyoming, where party insiders, not rank-and-file voters, pick the delegates.

Cruz’s victory in Wisconsin, where he won 36 of the 42 delegates at stake, narrows Trump’s path to the nomination. Trump’s path is also impaired by his precipitous fall in national polling, which hurts the New York real estate tycoon’s standing among both Republican voters and convention delegates who want to nominate a strong general-election candidate.

“Donald Trump has one chance to win the nomination, and that is on the first ballot. Right now, I put his chances at about 40 percent, and that will require him to get some number of delegates from the unpledged delegates in states like North Dakota, Colorado, Pennsylvania, and a few territories,” said an Iowa Republican, who, like all respondents, completed the survey anonymously.

But while that Iowa Republican sees Trump performing well in upcoming primaries in New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and other Northeastern states later this month, the Republican warned that the map is less favorable in May.

 

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Obama: Trump doesn’t understand foreign policy

When I saw the above headline, my jaw dropped a half inch.  Obama is criticizing Trump for not understanding foreign policy!!!  Are you kidding me!!!

I don’t think Mr. Trump has much of a grasp on macro-policy, although I think he is right on some micro-policies, i.e. on not only refusing to close Gitmo, but to “load it up with bad dudes.”

But the world class chutzpah it takes for the amateurish Obama to lecture anyone, anyone, on foreign policy after the string of Middle Eastern and North African disasters he has left in his wake….it’s almost beyond comprehension that this poor, confused, befuddled man still has the temerity to say a single word about foreign policy!!

I am looking forward to January 2017 when the moving trucks pull into the White House compound and start loading up his furniture and other possessions.  Hopefully, Bill and Hill wouldn’t have their trucks parked a few blocks away, awaiting their triumphant return to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

 

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By Eliza Collins

Donald Trump’s recent statement that Japan and South Korea should be allowed to manufacture their own nuclear bombs shows that he “doesn’t know much about foreign policy,” President Barack Obama said Friday.

Obama was speaking to the media at the end of the Nuclear Security Summit when he was asked about Trump saying that he wouldn’t take anything off the table, including using nuclear weapons in Europe and allowing Japan and South Korea to have such weapons to deter North Korea.

“They tell us the person who made the statements doesn’t know much about foreign policy or nuclear policy or the Korean peninsula or the world generally,” Obama said, adding that Trump’s comments came up “on the sidelines” of the summit.

“I’ve said before that, you know, people pay attention to American elections. What we do is really important to the rest of the world,” Obama said.

Obama called the alliance with Japan and South Korea “one of the cornerstones of our presence in the Asia-Pacific region.”

“It has been an enormous boon to American commerce and American influence. And it has prevented the possibilities of a nuclear escalation and conflict between countries that in the past and throughout history have been engaged in hugely destructive conflicts and controversies. So you don’t mess with that,” Obama said. “We don’t want somebody in the Oval Office who doesn’t recognize how important that is.”

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Ramirez Cartoon: The Difference Between Capitalism and Communism

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Political Cartoons: Michael Ramirez……Obama Does the Tango

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Castros welcome Obama to Cuba with a slap in the face

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Marc Thiessen   Washington Post

President Obama went sightseeing in Old Havana, savoring the adulation of pro-regime crowds welcoming him on streets that had been whitewashed for his visit. But a few hours before his arrival, the true nature of the dictatorship he is embracing reared its ugly head, as hundreds of uniformed security personnel attacked and arrested peaceful protesters leaving Palm Sunday Mass.

A group of dissidents known as the Ladies in White was met outside Havana’s Santa Rita church by an organized crowd of Castro loyalists shouting insults and revolutionary slogans. Then, The Post reports, Castro’s secret police pounced on the women and “half-dragged, half-carried them to waiting buses,” while men marching with the women “were chased, thrown to the curb and handcuffed.” As they were arrested, the crowd chanted “This is Fidel’s street!”

This was a slap in the face to President Obama — a display intended to send a clear message that, despite his normalization of relations, nothing has changed in Cuba.

How little respect do the Castro brothers have for Obama? This month, deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes met in Miami with Carlos Amel Oliva, head of the youth wing of a major dissident organization on the island. When Oliva returned to Cuba, he was detained by the regime for “antisocial behavior.” His was just one of 526 political detentions in the first two weeks of March leading up to Obama’s trip.

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