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Hillary: Trump “weaponizes fear and bigotry” with ICE raids

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Hillary Clinton weighed in as reports surfaced that President Trump is moving forward with the ICE deportation raids. She voiced her disapproval of the decision and offered instructions to illegal aliens should ICE agents arrive at their door.

The deportation raids were previously postponed by President Trump and involve 12 major cities and 2,000 targeted illegal aliens. All are currently under deportation orders, mostly for not showing up for their court dates. The operation will likely take several days to complete. Hillary Clinton says “weaponized fear and bigotry are the central projects of this administration.”

Clinton also tweeted instructions in Spanish for those who may face deportation.

Hillary and other Democrats are particularly agitated that “collateral” deportation arrests may occur during this process – illegal aliens at the scene of a deportation raid who is not one of the listed targets. The New York Times reports that the detainees will be sent to Texas and Pennsylvania. Since detention facilities are already overcrowded, some may end up staying in hotel rooms until travel documents are prepared. The goal is to execute the process as quickly as possible. The NYT piece reports that these targeted individuals are recent illegal immigrants. The usual talking point by the open borders crowd that the U.S. should turn a blind eye to those here illegally because they have established roots in a community doesn’t apply here.

The families being targeted crossed the border recently: The Trump administration expedited their immigration proceedings last fall. In February, many of those immigrants were given notice to report to an ICE office and leave the United States, the homeland security officials said.

Matthew Bourke, an ICE spokesman, said in a statement on Wednesday that the agency would not comment on specific details related to enforcement operations, to ensure the safety and security of agency personnel.

To be clear, these aren’t random targets for deportation. These are people who have exhausted due process and remain in the U.S. despite official deportation orders. By aiding and abetting illegal aliens, Hillary Clinton is siding with them over the immigration laws of the United States. She isn’t the only Democrat, either. Speaker Nancy Pelosi also took it upon herself to favor illegal aliens over American citizens. She is asking members of the Democrat leadership to spread the word on the rights of illegal aliens who may face a knock at the door starting on Sunday.

Speaking to a closed-door whips meeting, Pelosi urged members to spread the party’s “know your rights” campaign, according to two people in the room. Democrats took the same approach earlier this year, when faced with the Department of Homeland Security’s initial threat of mass deportation raids.

Pelosi also told members that she plans to reach out to religious leaders to encourage them to oppose the efforts, as she did last month when Trump first threatened the raids, one person said. Pelosi also spoke to Trump by phone last month and urged him to call off his plans.

Pelosi’s use of religious leaders is particularly cynical. She claims that they didn’t knowingly sign on to Trump’s plans for deporting illegal aliens when they initially supported his candidacy for president. Horse hockey. Trump ran on fixing problems brought on by illegal immigration and he always made it crystal clear that those here illegally must be deported. Ordinary Americans don’t think it is unreasonable to demand that people wanting to cross the southern border do so legally.

“They were very concerned that this goes too far because these raids were not what they signed up for with President Trump. And I think their calls to the president made a difference,” Pelosi said. “Hopefully the president will think again about it or these groups will weigh in once again.

It appears that there is room available in family detention centers to handle this operation. Remember, the goal is for their detention to end as quickly as possible.

ICE operates three family detention centers with 3,326 beds, which limits the capacity to hold families. However, a significant amount of that space is currently available.

The largest of those facilities — a detention center in Dilley, Texas — has 90 percent of it 2,400 beds free, according to an agency spokesman. And a 96-bed facility in Berks County, Pa., is roughly a quarter full.

Another family center in Karnes City, Texas, is currently being used to house only adult female detainees, according to ICE.

Hillary Clinton and Nancy Pelosi have chosen sides in this operation. As this administration struggles to cope with the chaos at the southern border and enforce immigration laws on the books and policies put into place during previous administrations, the Democrats have choose lawlessness. A nation cannot survive without sovereignty and the rule of law. It is not bigoted to hold those who break our laws accountable. President Trump is right that we must know who is in our country and that includes an accurate census count of all people, whether here legally or not.

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Trump Actually

Let’s get real.  There are issues on which Britain and America will disagree, such as how to deal with Iran.  But both countries are members of the “five eyes”, and the closest possible security relationship will continue, despite the occasional blip from both sides.  The two countries are, with the anomalous exception of Greece, NATO’s biggest contributors.  They work intimately together at the United Nations and in other international institutions.  The UK is the U.S’s seventh biggest trading partner with, the latter’s trade representative reports, “$127.0 billion in total (two way) goods trade during 2018.”  And the two countries are bound together by a web of historic and cultural ties.

No Conservative Government would seek to weaken this relationship, regardless of whether it were led by Jeremy Hunt or Boris Johnson.  This applies regardless of Donald Trump’s tweets about and attitude to our Ambassador.  Perhaps Johnson should have taken the same line as Hunt and insisted that Kim Darroch would see out his term.  But nothing of import would have changed as a result.  Darroch was already due to leave his post this winter.  So he would have left.  Trump will continue being Trump, in any event.  And American and British Ministers, civil servants, members of the armed forces, security officials, MPs and Congress members will go about their business as usual.

The essence of the matter is that Darroch’s relationship with the White House, and thus his wider effectiveness, was finished from the moment those diplomatic cables were published.  He is no way to blame and (from a broader point of view than that of journalism) the leak of his cables was abhorrent.  Wearing our citizenship hat, we hope that the leaker is eviscerated – to use Johnson’s own word. But whether he is or not, life will go on, and a replacement will be appointed.  That person will serve under the new Prime Minister and it would thus make sense for this new Prime Minister to appoint him, rather than Theresa May.

There is a strain of anti-Americanism in British life.  Maybe this is inevitable if one cousin is bigger (America) and the other better (Britain, or so most of us would say) than the other.  That famous scene in Love Actually in which a British Prime Minister tells an American President to get knotted has a certain resonance.  This is especially so when the real-life President in question is Trump.  As a site that wanted Hillary Clinton instead – Trump’s position on NATO was very worrying – we understand the feeling.  But is has to be said that he’s turned out better than we feared.  To pick up on the very point that most concerned us, the defence alliance is still alive and, it seems, kicking.

We are suspicious of Trump’s protectionist stance, see no evidence that he has a plan for controlling spending, and wonder whether an economic correction will take place at precisely the wrong moment for the President in America’s electoral cycle.  That touches on a key point: as matters stand, Trump is likely to be re-elected.  We may have to live with all the faults of which Darroch complained a while longer.  In which case, whingeing about the President – his tweets, instability, his boasts – is like whining about the weather. Better to seek to exploit his instincts.  These may be anti-Darroch but they appear to be pro-British.

That being so, it is worth making every effort to strike a trade deal, and exploring whether NAFTA membership is a runner.  Some on the Right, reacting to anti-Americanism on the Left, take being pro-American off the chart: parts of it seem to think Britain should be the 51st state.  This isn’t where the temper of our country is and, when it comes to trade, the Trump administration will doubtless put America First (as any other administration would seek to do too).  But if Global Britain is to mean anything, striving for a trade deal with the United States should be part of it.  For better or worse, the facts of life are less Love Actually than Trump Actually.

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New Book Details the Trump Campaign’s Behind-the-Scenes Handling of the Damning ‘Access Hollywood’ Tape

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A new book by a Politico contributor reveals the Trump campaign’s reaction to the notorious Access Hollywood tape which spawned a million pink hats and a million mischaracterizations.

In American Carnage, Tim Alberta captures the moment top campaign officials learned of the tape and its contents:

Trump looked at [Reince Priebus], put the packet on the table, and slid it across. The party chairman began to read, the room now filling around him with the rest of the team. They had all seen it: an email exchange with Washington Post reporter David Fahrenthold, who claimed to have an old audio recording of Trump making exceedingly lewd remarks about women and boasting of his ability to get away with sexual assault.

I’d like to stop right there — that would be one of those million mischaracterizations.

To be clear, Donald Trump did not “[boast] of his ability to get away with sexual assault.”

Trump did, rather, say that women would “let” him grab them. That’s a very important distinction.

Back to the book:

Fahrenthold had sent over the alleged quotes and was requesting comment from the campaign for a story that would run later that day.

“Wow, this isn’t good,” Priebus said, his eyes fixed on a single line. “This is really, really bad.”

The group was paralyzed with silence. Finally, Kushner piped up. “You know, I don’t think it’s all that bad.”

“Jared, what are you talking about?” Priebus said, burying his head in his hands. “This is as bad as it gets.”

Tim asserts Trumps advisers held to hopes the claims were false. Those were, however, dasedh against the rocks of recorded reality when a copy of the tape was sent over.

Kellyanne Conway recounted The Donald’s surprise:

“It was a moment of humility and vulnerability. He legitimately did not remember saying that.”

As per Carnage, the exposure scooted away some members of the GOP establishment, and fear abounded that Mike Pence would disassociate as well.

But Donald was determined.

Not for a moment would Trump consider quitting the race. He was unmoved by the rebukes of the Republican lawmakers who were piling on with excoriating statements; most of them, he scoffed, were the same people who had opposed his candidacy from its inception.

For a hot second, the chronicle notes, New York’s most famed eccentric agreed to go beyond his apology video and give an interview to ABC in the name of damage control. He abruptly about-faced.

The book claims Trump’s clinching of the presidency came during the 2nd debate, at which he showcased Bill Clinton’s accusers and relentlessly obliterated Hillary over her email scandal.

It was, without question, the ugliest and most vitriolic presidential debate in the mass-communication era. And it was exactly what Trump needed. Facing pressure unlike any White House hopeful in memory, the Republican nominee didn’t just get off the mat; he came up swinging. It made all the difference. Within 48 hours the bleeding had stopped: Republicans ceased their calls for his withdrawal, Pence dutifully returned to the stump and his campaign went on as though nothing had happened.

“Went on as though nothing had happened” seems a fair assessment of Trump’s inimitable style and history. The man knows how to rebound.

Where the election’s concerned, Democrats haven’t seemed to possess the same.

That’s why, as I sit in Los Angeles writing this, I may well be within 1000 yards of a still-worn kitty cap.

For more on American Carnage, please see AOC’s response to a Trump move chronicled in the exposé here.

What are your thoughts on the whole Access Hollywood dustup? What was your reaction then? Has your attitude changed? Please let us all know in the Comments section.

-ALEX

 

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After Epstein Arrest, Which Powerful People – and Foundations – Could be Implicated?

Billionaire convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein was arrested Saturday night at his Manhattan mansion by the FBI-NYPD Crimes Against Children Task Force shortly after returning from a month in France. Since Epstein has been linked to leading politicians from many countries, celebrities, business executives, and royals either publicly or by rumor, there’s currently intense speculation about who else might be implicated when Epstein’s indictment is unsealed in New York on Monday.

Julie Brown, a reporter with the Miami Herald who has covered Epstein and the alleged sex trafficking crimes for years, appeared on MSNBC Sunday morning, saying:

“Needless to say, these are very powerful people and I think that they’re sweating a little bit, especially today. We don’t know how much, how deep this went, how far-reaching it went in government, but there have been a lot of names that I could see on these message pads [listing clients] on a regular basis as part of the evidence.”

After reaching a sweetheart plea deal more than a decade ago in Florida, Epstein likely thought his days at risk were behind him. In 2008 he pleaded guilty to just one state charge of soliciting an underage girl for prostitution even though an FBI investigation had “identified nearly three dozen underage victims,” ages 13 to 16, who had been lured to his Palm Beach mansion then groomed to “perform sex acts on Epstein and others.” In exchange for that plea, all federal charges against Epstein (and unnamed potential co-defendants) were dropped.

Ironically, that sweetheart plea deal could be very thing that causes his eventual complete downfall. It’s a slightly convoluted process, but here’s the overview.

Two of Epstein’s victims in the 2008 case sued the US government seeking to nullify the plea deal shortly after it was entered, claiming that the U.S. Attorney’s office “failed to fulfill its legal obligations under the Crime Victims Rights Act to inform and consult with them in the process leading up to Epstein’s plea deal.” In 2014 two more victims joined the suit, and their pleadings contained allegations of sexual abuse not only by Epstein but by “numerous prominent American politicians, powerful business executives, foreign presidents, a well-known prime minister and other world leaders,” and by Ghislaine Maxwell, Epstein’s alleged madame.

The allegations against all other parties were stricken from the CVRA lawsuit but were eventually reported in the press. After they were reported, Maxwell’s publicist “issued a press statement declaring that [Virginia] Giuffre’s allegations ‘against Ghislaine Maxwell are untrue’ and that her ‘claims are obvious lies.’” In response, Giuffre sued Maxwell for defamation. During the course of that lawsuit, which was eventually settled, the allegations Giuffre made in the CVRA case were resurrected, but those records were placed under seal.

During 2017 and 2018, three parties – the Miami Herald, blogger Mike Cernovich, and famed attorney Alan Dershowitz – filed motions to unseal portions of the record in the case. On July 3, 2019, just three days before Epstein’s request, a three-judge panel from the 2nd Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeals, ordered that the Summary Judgment record in the defamation case (approximately 2,000 pages) be unsealed and that the U.S. District Court review the remaining materials at issue to determine whether those will be unsealed.

So, what might come out in the course of Epstein’s newest criminal proceeding? A tweet from “Ent Lawyer,” an anonymous Hollywood insider who runs the blog “Crazy Days and Nights,” listed a number of “old Jeffrey Epstein blinds…that have been revealed, incl search warrant from 8/18.” Though the blog is run anonymously, a number of its former blind items have eventually been verified, including claims about pedophilia in Hollywood.

Enty names names when revealing these blind items. It should be noted that these stories have not been proven. Epstein is referred to as “billionaire molester,” and “billionaire pedophile.”

About Prince Charles, Michael Jackson, and Prince Andrew:

“Kind of hypocritical of this older foreign born A list royal to make a decision on the music of this A++ list celebrity when he himself was best buddies with a notorious child molester and his brother is still best friends with the billionaire molester.”

Regarding Epstein, Cyrus Vance and Harvey Weinstein:

“The same DA that gave the disgraced producer leniency and ignored lots of charges against him was even more blatant in his money for looking the other way justice for the billionaire pedophile.”

Regarding Epstein, Jimmy Savile, Pete Townshend, and Prince Andrew:

“I know they thought they got away with it. When they threw that long time A list celebrity in his country under the bus after his death with planned leaks and a parade of victims, they raised a toast with a bottle of wine that cost $25K while they watched child porn they had filmed and collected. Most of it they had filmed. One is a foreign born permanent A list musician who has briefly touched the third rail of child porn but got away with his lame excuse because of his fame.

The other, a foreign born permanent A list socialite type who has been in this space before because of his banishment from multiple countries for similar offenses. Not so much child porn. Authorities and law enforcement wouldn’t cal it that because of the international incident it would create. It is what it is of course. Tweens and teens being forced into sex acts with the men while they were filmed. The men obscured either with mask or not shown at all. Their voices altered. Our socialite type would buy the tweens and teens while the dead celebrity and the musician used their fame to attract underage groupies who then would be put through ten minutes to ten hours of sex and filming in as many situations as possible, all the while being filmed. Usually with the celebrities, it was unknown filming. With our socialite type, the victims all knew they were being filmed and what would happen if they protested.

Now, with some recent court filings, some of the socialite type’s actions are coming to light and he will make sure to take down as many as possible if needed. He knows because of his stature he is safe. This would not be true for any of the others.

This one only named Epstein, saying he provided underage girls for an “orgy” in the United States (as opposed to Epstein Island):

I seriously want to know why this guy is not in jail. This weekend the guy who owns The Island transported a bunch of porn stars across the country that he passed around like favors at two big parties. Included in that group of porn stars were some from the local area down there. The local ones were legal but they brought friends who were not. This was one big orgy and the owner was laughing it up with guys from countries all over the world and making deals. Earlier today, those young ones and a couple of the very young looking porn stars ended up taking a flight to his island with three big arms dealers and the owner.

Apparently Epstein was served with a search warrant in April, 2018:

“Apparently that really rich/knows everyone/has recordings which is how he got away with the stuff that he did teen trafficker/pimp/island owner recently got served with a search warrant.”

We know there are all sorts of allegations of shady dealings at the Clinton Foundation, but could they include the foundation secretly auctioning a trip to Epstein Sex Island with Bill Clinton and “female extras”? This June 2018 blind item reveal makes that allegation.

“The biggest money maker of the night was two fold. There was the auctioning off of the trip that everyone saw, although, the winner was kept anonymous. Then, there was the behind the scenes, auction. The way it worked was there were maybe a dozen couples or so that were invited to a pre-auction auction before the regular millionaires showed up. Kind of like pregaming a cocktail party. Yes, I know that isn’t a real word. Anyway, a trip to the same place was auctioned but this trip came with female extras all provided by the owner of the island. There is some buzz that the ultimate destination of the trip is the island, but I don’t know that for sure for now. The winning bid on the trip with extras was close to $1M.”

A May 25, 2018 story in Daily Mail covering the May 24 “$100,000 a table” gala “designed to relaunch their troubled family charity” referenced the trip:

Attendees could bid to join Bill on a Clinton Foundation trip to the Carribean, touring what it said were ‘sustainable energy’ projects in the islands, and visit Puerto Rico to see reconstruction efforts after last year’s devastating hurricane.

The trip included the chance to see Lin-Manuel Miranda perform the title role in his hit Hamilton in Puerto Rico, which is scheduled to be next January.

If the blind item is indeed true, it’s pretty ballsy for the Clintons to raise money in such a fashion while already under FBI investigation.

Speaking of Bill Clinton, it was learned in 2016 that the number of times he traveled with Epstein was more than double what had been previously reported (26 instead of 11) and that he’d ditched his Secret Service protection on at least five flights. These flights all took place in the same time frame allegedly covered in the soon-to-be-unsealed indictment (2002-2005).

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Dan Crenshaw Confronts Hillary Clinton After She Claims Republicans Are to Blame for the Border Crisis

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Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX-2) has been relentless in his fight to set the record straight on the humanitarian crisis at the southern border.

He’s called out Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY-14) over her absurd comparison of the border detention centers to Nazi concentration camps.

He has slammed the media’s one-sided coverage of the issue, noting that journalists don’t seem to be asking why Democratic critics of the border crisis (like AOC) refuse to vote on the much-needed funding that would help alleviate the problem.

Over the weekend, Crenshaw again stepped to the Twitter microphone after twice-failed candidate for president Hillary Clinton tried to blame Republicans for the issues at the detention centers:

Crenshaw was not having any of it:

In another post, Clinton helped liberals fundraise off the issue:

The freshman Congressman called her out:

Is the impasse on border crisis funding close to being over? Maybe:

Leaders in the House and Senate want to approve spending at least $4 billion more to address the influx of migrants and their humanitarian needs at the U.S.-Mexico border before the July Fourth recess.

Bills in the two chambers differ, however, raising doubts about whether there will be a resolution on President Donald Trump’s desk this month.

The Senate plan is bipartisan, though some Democratic appropriators have expressed concern about it moving to the floor without changes.

Stay tuned.

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Gowdy Hints Trump And Hillary Received Different Pre-Election FBI Intelligence Briefings

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Former House Oversight Chair Trey Gowdy continues to reveal what he knows about exactly what happened during the 2016 election, when literally everyone was positive Hillary Clinton would handily defeat now-President Donald Trump.

Gowdy, of course, has seen documentation and transcripts few others have seen, so when he drops truth bombs on Fox News, where he is now a contributor, it’s wise to listen.

On this edition of “What Trey Gowdy Knows,” the former Congressman appeared on “Sunday Morning Futures” with host Maria Bartiromo and suggested the FBI gave two different intelligence briefings to candidates Clinton and Trump in August 2016, defensive briefings that “focused on the broad range of threats posed by foreign intelligence entities.”

During a Sunday interview on Fox News, Gowdy referenced how the campaigns of both Clinton and then-candidate Donald Trump received counterintelligence “defensive” briefings, but claimed they were not the same. Gowdy said the FBI provided “two different kinds of defensive briefings to candidates depending on who you like and who you don’t,” and coupled with how the FBI withheld transcript material from the FISA court, “then your bias begins to impact the investigation.”

Trump’s briefing was coordinated by Strzok, which raised red flags among Republicans. According to Rep. John Ratcliffe, R-Texas, it made no mention of the counterintelligence investigation into members of the Trump team that he opened less than three weeks prior.

In recent weeks Gowdy, who was chairman of the Oversight Committee until he left Congress at the beginning of this year, has spoken out about classified information he claims “has the potential to be a game changer.” Last month he discussed unreleased transcripts of recorded conversations between FBI informants and former Trump campaign associate George Papadopoulos. Gowdy said “one in particular has the potential to actually persuade people” and noted this “exculpatory evidence related to Papadopoulos was not included in the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act applications targeting former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page.”

Gowdy said the potential game-changer transcript should be released to the American public, and he also noted that it had in fact changed his mind about the Mueller investigation, of which he had originally been supportive.

“[W]hen you have information that someone you think has done something wrong has, in fact, not done something wrong, when you have exculpatory information and you don’t share it with others and then you put that together with Strzok and Page and the defensive briefings, remember, Maria, the defense of [former FBI Director James] Comey and the media and the Democrats has always been, yeah, some of the FBI was biased against Trump, and it didn’t really matter. This really matters,” Gowdy said.

None of this is really all that surprising at this point, but the more details are released about the collusion sham, the more corrupt the federal government begins to look because efforts to help Hillary defeat Trump by smearing him seem to have come from several coordinated corners. As Democrats begin to declare their candidacies for 2020, it might be good to ask incumbents what they knew — if anything — about events during the election of 2016.

Watch Gowdy’s full interview below.

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“Hillary and Clinton” ends Broadway run early, low ticket sales cited

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The Clinton name just doesn’t sell tickets like it used to do. Bill and Hillary Clinton tried to do a nationwide “Evening with the Clintons” tour (and Canada) promoting themselves as wise sages in the Democrat Party. After taking their act to some Clinton-friendly cities, even the most loyal of supporters grew tired of them. The tour ended with tickets going for as low as $2.00. Now it is being reported that the Broadway play Hillary and Clinton is closing a month early due to poor ticket sales.

The play first premiered in 2016 in Chicago, so it’s been around for a while now. It opened on Broadway on April 18, 2019, after one month of previews. The play tells a story based on Hillary’s 2008 presidential race. Its current home is at the John Golden Theatre on West 45th Street in NYC, if you are curious. You will have to act quickly because the calendar graphic on the website for purchasing tickets only goes through a matinee performance on Sunday, June 23, its final performance. It was “significantly” rewritten after Hillary’s defeat in 2016. The stars are Laurie Metcalf and John Lithgow.

In the case of “Hillary and Clinton,” Hnath was inspired to write the play while watching C-SPAN during the 2008 presidential primaries. The show is set during that time, in what the creatives refer to as an “alternate universe.”

But the play nonetheless carries plenty of resonance for the current tempestuous state of the nation. That’s by design. The playwright says he significantly rewrote “Hillary and Clinton” following its first productions in 2016, with the aim of getting at what he sees as the central tension in contemporary politics.

“Hillary’s loss in 2016 was inarguably more profound than when she lost the primary in 2008, and it raised a big question of ‘How did we get here?’” Hnath says. “There was a chance to think about the real problem, the divide between acting on emotion and acting on reason. There’s a line now in the play that’s something like ‘Voting is never not emotional.’ I think that’s true, and I think it’s unavoidable, but I also think it’s very dangerous.”

The numbers aren’t good. It costs a pretty penny to produce a Broadway play and this one hasn’t been recouping the expenses. Ticket sales are “underwhelming”.

The early closing date for Hillary and Clinton is due to underwhelming ticket sales. The play, which cost $4.2 million to produce, began performances in March and drew mixed-to-positive reviews, but has struggled to fill seats, reaching only 36 percent of its gross potential in the last two weeks. Its cumulative box office stands at $4.7 million.

The play was scheduled to run through July 21. When it closes the total performances will tally up to 37 previews and 77 regular performances at the John Golden Theatre. The play isn’t really about the Clintons, you see, it is set in an alternate universe and the characters are named Bill and Hillary Clinton. Are you confused? Yeah, this may be part of the problem. The description actually sounds rather depressing, though it is billed as a comedy.

Hillary and Clinton takes place in a New Hampshire hotel room in 2008, imagining interactions between Hillary and Bill Clinton as she struggles with her campaign during the 2008 presidential election, with her chief opponent, Barack Obama, gaining steam. Hillary and Clinton is not based on the real Clintons, but instead characters with the same names in an alternate reality.

Hillary and Clinton was nominated for one Tony Award in 2019 – for Laurie Metcalf’s performance of Hillary. Metcalf lost.

The two lead actors offered positive opinions about the production.

For Lithgow, the play reveals the humanity behind the talking heads. “There are scenes where we angrily, angrily argue certain political points, and those scenes are so charged with our own personal feelings for each other,” he says. “It’s fascinating stuff.”

“Hillary and Clinton” also finds itself in conversation with all the events that have happened since the 2008 primaries. “There are a few lines at the end of the play that are haunting to me, because we’ve seen the 10 years that these characters have not seen yet,” Metcalf says. “It makes them seem vulnerable, because we know what they don’t know.”

It must be particularly hard on the real Clintons that this production tanked so early. Neither has commented on it since the play’s run on Broadway began. Broadway leans liberal and Broadway producers raised money for Hillary’s during her 2016 presidential race. In this case, though, the old adage that the show must go on doesn’t ring true. Even theater-goers are taking a pass on this one.

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State Dept. Says Hillary Email Server Had at Least 30 Security Breaches

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But her emails, right? Yeah, but her emails is right. It’s not the public’s fault that so much of this was kept hidden for so long and that it’s just now starting to trickle out.

Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server made news again yesterday after a letter sent to Sen. Chuck Grassley was released. In it, the State Department outlined that at least 30 security breaches took place during its operation.

In a letter to Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley, a State Department official said that at least 15 State Department employees were responsible for 23 violations and seven security infractions related to Clinton’s server.

The FBI investigated whether Clinton mishandled classified information by sending and receiving classified emails on a private server that she kept at her residence in New York. The FBI found that Clinton was “extremely careless” in using the server, but ultimately decided not to recommend that she be charged with a crime.

The State Department continued its internal review of the Clinton server after the FBI ended its investigation, according to the letter to Grassley. Clinton’s State Department aides, including Cheryl Mills and Huma Abedin, were aware that she exclusively used the server. Clinton and her aides exchanged thousands of classified emails while she was in office, including more than two dozen that were found to have top-secret information.

This is an ongoing review and State finds it probable that many more violations will be discovered. Grassley had made the request for the names of those who were behind the different violations.

Laws are for the little people though, so Hillary and her associates, who clearly knew about and intended to propagate the scheme that took place, have faced no consequences for their actions. I’m not even sure any of them have lost their security clearances.

Meanwhile, people from less protected classes have managed to find themselves in jail over far less and even accidental mishandling of classified information.

While this story has certainly aged at this point, it’s no less relevant today. The stench of corruption and backroom dealing within our bureaucracies has profoundly hurt the reputation of the FBI and DOJ. It’s still an eye-opening experience to go read the list of just how many unusual, illogical actions were taken to cover for Hillary throughout the ordeal.

Giving immunity deals to people with nothing to offer. Drafting early exoneration letters before an interview had even taken place. Letting Clinton’s co-conspirators function as her lawyers at the same time. Allowing the destruction of evidence for no logical reason. The list goes on and on.

While justice won’t ever be done, this letter to Grassley does add yet another piece of evidence into the public sphere that proves just how far the corruption went. Any normal person who had overseen so many violations while committing a clearly illegal act would have been prosecuted. Hillary Clinton isn’t a normal person though and that’s essentially the lesson that’s been taught here, much to the detriment of our institutions.

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That Hillary Clinton Broadway Play Is Going About As Well As Expected

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I’ll admit that I didn’t know this existed until earlier this afternoon.

Apparently, there’s a Broadway play that centers on Bill and Hillary Clinton in which their roles are reversed in some kind of alternate universe portrayal. Clearly there’s next level artistic mastery at work here. The play revolves around a fictional conversation set during the 2008 Democratic Party presidential primary.

Unfortunately for those actually working the production, things aren’t going that well.

“Hillary and Clinton,” which stars Laurie Metcalf and John Lithgow as alternate-universe versions of Hillary and Bill Clinton, was set to close July 21 but will end its run early after 37 previews and 77 regular performances, according to the publication.

The play depicts a fictional conversation between the two during the 2008 primary season in a New Hampshire hotel room, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The producer of the play hasn’t had the best record lately.

It will become the third play produced by Scott Rudin during the 2018-19 theater season to end its run prematurely, following his productions of Shakespeare’s “King Lear” and “Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus,” according to the publication.

About the second or third failure, you’d think people would stop investing in this stuff, but the price of woke entertainment is high and rarely relies on actually making a profit to exist. You can take a look at the recent failures of ThinkProgress for proof of that.

All in all, the production cost about $4.2M but will be ending over a month early. That can’t be good for the bottom line. Worse, even before having to close the doors early, ticket prices had already plummeted. It’s unlikely any actual cash was made from the endeavor.

You’d think at some point these producers, movie makers, and other players in big budget entertainment would realize that being woke doesn’t pay. No one wants to watch Hillary Clinton and Bill Clinton riff about the toils of life in a fictional depiction. Heck, no one wanted to see them in a non-fictional setting, as their latest “tour” ended up being a colossal flop, with tickets reaching the $2-3 level. People want to escape reality in their entertainment, not be bombarded with yet more political content.

In the case of the Clintons, I think they have finally reached the end of their grift. Their party has left them for redder pastures and they just don’t sell anymore.

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Mark Levin DESTROYS Democrats and the Media Over Reaction To Trump’s Remarks

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Yesterday, I posted about the hypocrisy and faux outrage from the mainstream media after Trump told George Stephanopoulos that he would listen to a foreigner who called with information about an opponent here.

Trump replied, “I think maybe you do both. I think you might want to listen. There’s nothing wrong with listening. If somebody called from a country, Norway, ‘Oh, we have information on your opponent,’ I think I’d want to hear it.”

His remarks ignited a firestorm. The media, and amazingly, even some Republicans, went after his remarks like sharks after chum while, of course, ignoring the irony of the situation.

Mark Levin joined Hannity on Thursday night to discuss the media’s hysterical, but completely predictable, response in only the way he can.

“Have you ever seen a dumber media in your life? I mean truly, a dumber media?” he began. “How would the president even know to turn something over to the FBI unless he accepted it and then read it? Accepted it and listened to it … and that is basically what he said.” He continued in his trademark fashion.

I would take a look at it. If it should go to the FBI, it should go to the FBI.

But you’ve made the point, let me underscore it. But look how upset they are. Hillary Clinton and the DNC paid for information. They paid for Russian information. It didn’t come to them. They had to manufacture it and pay for it.

And then contact the FBI? Would that be the FBI that sent spies into the Trump campaign and was leaking to the media?

You know, a little bit of history here. I seem to remember in the 1990s, the Red Chinese military poured millions into Bill Clinton’s reelection. Remember that, the Riady group and Johnny Chung and the rest? They were bringing bags of money into the DNC. Does anybody remember the media getting all worked up other than the L.A. Times? I don’t remember Nancy Pelosi getting worked up. They didn’t even appoint a special counsel to investigate.

Now that’s real interference. and we American people, we’re so stupid, we’re such plebes. We’re really supposed to believe that China wants Trump to win. So they’re going to give Trump information on Bernie Sanders. They would love Bernie Sanders to win. He’s a kindred spirit.

Or that Russia is really happy with the way Trump is treating them, so they’re going to give him information to defeat Kamala Harris or the Iranians or the North Koreans?

How stupid is that?

Or how about the Great Lion of the Senate, Ted Kennedy, who used surrogates to contact the KGB to try to defeat Ronald Reagan in his reelection in 1984.

And Nancy Pelosi. Who can forget Nancy Pelosi in 2007 undermining the Bush administration, running off to meet with the genocidal dictator, the father of the current genocidal dictator in Syria, undermining our national security? Who can remember the Democrat Speaker before that, Jim Wright, running off to Nicaragua to meet Ortega, another genocidal communist?

But for the praetorian guard media that protects the left, that protects big government, big centralized government, the American people can’t stand you and I’m going to tell you why. You are destroying freedom of the press. You make a mockery of yourselves.

Every time Donald Trump says something, you say it’s the end of the world. We’ve never seen anything like it.

You operate in a bubble in Washington, you operate in a bubble in New York. You have no comprehension of what is going on in the country.

The Iranians are taking out oil tankers. Not ours, but others. The Iranians are looking for war and what do we hear from the Code Pink left in the media?

That it’s John Bolton’s fault!

And that it’s the Secretary of State’s fault!

That it is the President of the United States’ fault! You’re pathetic, it’s a joke.

I can’t add to that, except to say I completely understand why Sean Hannity calls him “The Great One.”

 

(Watch the segment which begins at 32:00 in the video.)

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