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The Idiocy of Fighting Against Chicken Nuggets is a Symptom of the Celebrity Activist Syndrome Afflicting Alyssa Milano

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In trying to change the world to her worldview Alyssa Milano becomes one of the better voices for conservative policies.

The term “virtue signaling” is used to describe when an individual or an institution makes a statement, or takes a particular stance on an issue for the expressed purpose of framing themselves as a noble and upright member of society. While it appears to be a selfless act what is truly taking place is posturing — “Look at how great I am, and so much better than you!” is the actual intent.

To this extent occasional actress Alyssa Milano can be said to be “virtue living”. Her entire existence appears to be little more than working to position herself and posture on behalf of any number of causes, all of which seem to do little more than highlight what a great person SHE is. Alyssa is the embodiment of cause celebre. Her latest agenda item? Lashing out at a fast food giant over their menu selection, as Thomas LaDuke recently covered.

This follows her frequent decisions that lack a true purpose, and almost always lead to a failed result. She has vocally backed a number of Democrat candidates across the country in recent years, and almost every single one has lost their race. At the Brett Cavanaugh hearings she scored a prime seat behind the justice, in full view of the cameras. Why? Who knows, but she had zero impact on his eventual confirmation. She recently led a petition of dozens of quasi-celebrities to boycott Georgia and threaten to have Hollywood pull its production business from the state over the heartbeat bill. The result – the ink is still wet where governor Kemp signed the bill into law…and Marvel is still producing its comic book films to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars per.

Maybe in the face of those blatant and embarrassing losses she has turned her sights on a more benign issue? Her latest began on Twitter where, innocently enough, the burger chain Wendy’s (which has a notably fun social media footprint) made an announcement that the company was contemplating bringing back its specialty item, Spicy Chicken Nuggets.

It was from this innocuous tweet that she has launched into a multi-day screed against the burger outlet. The outrage rests on the fact that Wendy’s is not a member of a coalition of migrant workers, it seems. To this Milano extrapolated that since the company has not joined a particular group they are, by extension, in support of migrant women being raped in farm fields, or something???

Ignoring the fact that chickens – and by extension, their nugget foodstuff – do not derive from these rape-fields, what you have to look at here is that Milano is calling for a ban against a company that has not done anything objectionable. There is not any action Wendy’s has done to warrant this call for a boycott; the company has simply not joined up with a cause that Milano herself supports.

She wrote a lengthy post on FaceBook, where she makes little sense as she castigates the company for not being part of the Fair Food Program, and demands they bring members of the companies food supply chain to join in as well. Since the company has not yet done so, they are somehow culpable, it seems.

This is about sexual violence against women in the workplace, the only program proven to end that violence in the US agricultural industry, and your refusal to join that program, plain and simple.

“If you don’t join our group you are pro-rape,” is a rather sophomoric argument to make. Yet, this seems to be the only style of argument Alyssa is capable of making; rash, ill-thought, and factually challenged. The actress seems to operate from the belief that her outrage is sufficient to take to the public forum. And she also seems to resent when anyone else gets in on the political PR racket.

As detailed last week, fellow thespian Patricia Arquette was before Congress to testify on behalf of pushing the Equal Rights Amendment. Alyssa could not let another celebrity glom all of the headlines and, as a result, she felt compelled to release her own video, providing commentary that was just as Constitutionally ignorant as Arquette’s testimony. Milano rested on the brain-dead theory that women were intentionally excluded from being mentioned in the founding document — ignoring the fact that “men” are also never mentioned in the content.

I don’t have equal rights under the Constitution,” claimed the actress, never once indicating which particular rights she is denied currently. She then managed to disprove her own claim in her very next sentence. “It is time for the constitution to reflect the powerful principles of its first three words: We the People’.” The only way for Milano to make any sense here is by her declaring that somehow women are not to be included in the various mentions of “People” within the Constitution.

These celebrity activists have become one of the better tools for winning arguments and progressing conservative ideals in our culture. To a lesser extent, if recent evidence serves as any indication, Wendy’s has little to worry about concerning Milano’s call for a boycott of its stores. In truth, if her track record is any sort of indicator, they may enjoy record sales of their spicy chicken nuggets when they are returned to the menu.

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Mueller Mounted a Full-Court Press To Block Release of Comey’s Memos; Here’s Why

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CNN reports that Robert Mueller tried to block the release of fired FBI Director James Comey’s memos of his conversations with President Trump over their concern that Trump and others  might change their stories after reading Comey’s version of events.

Lawyers for CNN and several other media outlets argued for the release of Comey’s memos and related documents at the U.S. District Court in January 2018. At the same time, lawyers for the Special Counsel and the DOJ argued that the release of the documents would interfere with an ongoing investigation.

Mueller prosecutor Michael Dreeben joined the SC and DOJ attorneys in a private hearing with the judge. They showed him copies of the Comey memos and shared specifics about the SC investigation. They ultimately convinced the judge to rule in their favor and to seal the records.

(The CNN writer, Katelyn Polantz, emphasized that this was atypical behavior for a Freedom of Information Act request. CNN lawyers had no knowledge at the time that Dreeben or anyone from the special counsel’s office had taken the unusual step of speaking to the judge in person to keep the records confidential. It wasn’t revealed until later.)

Judge Boasberg wrote: “Having heard this, the Court is now fully convinced that disclosure ‘could reasonably be expected to interfere’ with that ongoing investigation.”

(Note: Redacted copies of the memos were declassified in April 2018.)

The transcript of the January 2018 hearing, was released by court order yesterday.

CNN reports that at the time of the hearing, the Mueller team was negotiating with Trump’s lawyers to arrange an interview with Trump at Camp David and other related interviews. Although a meeting with Trump obviously never materialized, the mention of it as a factor to be considered offered the Mueller team another reason why the judge should not allow the release of the Comey memos.

The newly released documents provide a glimpse into the thinking of the Mueller team at that point of the investigation. The transcript can be viewed here.

In reference to the meetings with Trump and other witnesses, Prosecutor Dreeben told the judge, “Special Counsel is attempting to determine the facts that transpired in and surrounding those meetings.”

Regarding Comey’s allegations that Trump had asked for his loyalty and requested that he drop the Flynn investigation, Dreeben explained:

In any investigation of this kind, the recollections of one witness, if disclosed to another potential witness, have the potential to influencing, advertently or inadvertently, the recollections of that witness.

CNN reports:

Shortly after the meetings with Comey, Trump and the White House had publicly contradicted the FBI director’s story, saying the President denied asking him about “letting Flynn go.” Comey told his version of the story first during congressional testimony in spring 2017. Dreeben described how the Comey memos were essential evidence in the investigation and included far more detail about the meetings than what the former FBI director had said publicly in testimony.

Dreeben’s next remark was extremely revealing. Dreeben told the judge, “In this instance, a person whose conduct is within the scope of the investigation is the President of the United States.”

So, by January 2018, the investigation had essentially become all about obstruction.

He also “told the judge about how the FBI had opened the obstruction investigation before Mueller’s appointment.”

Recall that Andrew McCabe responded to Comey’s firing by opening an FBI criminal investigation into Trump for obstruction of justice. He offered the lame excuse on his book tour that he wanted to make sure the investigation would survive “if anything happened to him.”

Dreeben explained to the judge:

A witness who knows that a contemporaneous record was made of particular statements is aware that the reliability of that account is enhanced merely by virtue of the fact that it was recorded, and an individual who is seeking to shape or mold his own statements around those of others thereby acquires an advantage in doing so that he would not otherwise have. The more that other witnesses are aware of the details of what is in the memoranda and is not in the memoranda, the greater the risk that they’re providing information that will assist the Special Counsel in completing the investigation and getting to the truth would be frustrated or impeded.

It’s not a surprise that a judge would rule against releasing the documents when approached by lawyers from the Special Counsel and the DOJ. This was but a minor skirmish in the war against President Trump.

The larger point is it tells us that only eight months into a 22 month long investigation, the Mueller team was no longer concerned with Russian collusion. If Mueller were a fair-minded, decent man, he would have let the American people know that their President was not a criminal.

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BUT HOW? New 2020 Report Shows Trump Kicking Democrats’ Butts in a Sacred Area They Claim to Own

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Democrats have a very strange strategy for duping the daft: They take certain issues and refer to the left-wing side as representing all women. Or minorities. Or gays. Or the poor. And, I assume, they just hope their pitched notion will enter the ears of America, bypass the critical thinking part of the brain, and store itself right in the ol’ cranial hard drive.

Voilà.

Haven’t you heard? All women are liberal Democrats.

Example: Seemingly mentally disturbed Pennsylvania state Rep. Brian Sims harassed a pro-life senior citizen and three pro-life teenagers in front of a Planned Parenthood (here and here). After a buttload of condemnation, he made a sorta non-apologetic apology (see the article by RedState’s Brandon Morse) promising he “will do better, for the women of Pennsylvania” by protecting abortion.

Cerebral problemo: The elderly person and three teenagers were women, too.

Also intellectually unworkable, incidentally: He called them bigots:

Definition of bigot: Someone intolerant of an opposing view.

#FAIL.

Here’s a fresh shock to those who believe the gaggle of goobs slingin’ the girl-power goofiness: According to FEC data, in the first quarter of 2019, more women donated to Donald Trump’s re-election campaign than to any Democratic 2020 candidate.

But…how is that possible?

Oh, yeah — ’cause o’ brains.

In Q1, 10,375 chicks donated to, I guess, non-women’s issues. That’s more than double the sassy ladies who coughed it up for Kamala Harris — the leading Dem for female financiers.

She received dough from a wimpy 3,850.

To be fair, Trump per-lass average was lower than Kamala’s and Kirsten Gillibrand’s. I’m sure that can be spun any way you please.

Here’re the numbers for benefacting babes:

Big DT: 10,375
Kamala Harris: 3,850
Bernie Sanders: 3,271
Beto O’Rourke: 2,289
Cory Booker: 2,020
Pete Buttigieg: 1,335
Elizabeth Warren: 1,330
Amy Klobuchar: 1,321
Andrew Yang: 964
Kirsten Gillibrand: 960
Julian Castro: 563
Jay Inslee: 473
John Delaney: 451
John Hickenlooper: 362
Tulsi Gabbard: 164

So there ya go — despite the constant drone of pro-woman maneuvers, a whole lot of women haven’t bought it. What they’ve bought — literally — instead is an increased likelihood that the 2020 POTUS will be none other than ladies’ man Donald J. Trump.

-Alex

 

Relevant RedState links in this article: here and here.

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Left Goes Crazy As Trump Pardons Unjustly Convicted Soldier

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Yesterday, President Trump did the right thing. He granted a pardon to former Army lieutenant Michael Behenna. Behenna was convicted by a court-martial in 2009 on the charge that he’d summarily executed an Iraqi bombmaker who had killed two soldiers in Behenna’s platoon.

Behenna was caught up in a spate of prosecutions of US soldiers for alleged war crimes and there is more than ample evidence that a decision had been made at some level–and not necessarily within command channels–tha Behenna was going down. His appeals, dismissed by a military appeals court, included evidence that the government’s own experts had provided testimony that Behenna acted in self-defense but that this had not been disclosed to his defense team.

Behenna was sentenced to 25 years imprisonment. That sentence was eventually reduced to 15 and Behenna was released on parole in 2014.

The left is not happy:

The actual facts in the case are much different than that being presented by the above bunch of losers:

Since his conviction, Behenna, an Oklahoma native, has won the support of former governor Mary Fallin (R), state Attorney General Mike Hunter (R), and more than 30 retired generals and admirals — among them Trump’s former special envoy for the Persian Gulf, retired Gen. Anthony Zinni.

Late Monday, Sens. James Lankford and James M. Inhofe of Oklahoma, both Republicans, praised Trump’s decision.

“I’m grateful that the long road for Michael Behenna and his family has finally come to a joyous end,” Lankford said in the joint statement. “Michael now gets a clean slate and a second chance at life.”

This is not a case of President Trump encouraging lawlessness. While Behenna was obviously deserving of some punishment for the events, a 25-year prison sentence and dimissal from the Army was a horrible miscarriage of justice brought on by the Army insisting on treating the Iraq war as though it was Officer O’Malley rousting some truants rather the brutal counterinsurgency that it was. This is a case of President Trump acting to overturn a political decision to make an example of a young man doing his best under difficult circumstance, and that was recognized as such by a large number of retired flag officers as well as numerous politicians who stood to gain nothing from getting involved in a case of cold-blooded murder.

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BREAKING. House Democrats Melt Down As Trump Invokes Executive Privilege Over All Mueller Report Documents

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I posted yesterday on the decision by the White House to instruct former White House Counsel Don McGahn to refuse to produce documents in his possession which were included in the Mueller report (see Former White House Counsel Declines to Respond to Jerry Nadler’s Subpoena). This drama was playing out in the context of a subpoena to Attorney General Bill Barr for the entire and unredacted Mueller report and the threat of a contempt of Congress citation when Barr declined to comply (see Joe Cunningham’s BREAKING: Democrats To Hold Barr In Contempt). Just a short while ago, the White House upped the ante by invoking executive privilege over the entire Mueller report.

President Donald Trump has invoked executive privilege to block an effort by House Democrats to access special counsel Robert Mueller’s unredacted report and underlying evidence.

“Regrettably, you have made this assertion necessary by your insistence upon scheduling a premature contempt vote,” Assistant Attorney General Stephen Boyd wrote in a letter to House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler.

This has the effect of making a vote of contempt of Congress nothing more than a political act as Barr no longer has the authority to comply with the subpoena. It also puts more pressure on the House Democrats to either sh** or go blind:

As I noted last night, the way in which the White House shared the documents with Mueller was in his role as a temp employee at Justice, so there is a very good chance this claim will prevail in the current environment. The special counsel statute makes it clear that the special counsel’s report is to the Attorney General and with that, there is an implication that it doesn’t have to be shared. If the Democrats really want the entire report they have an easy way to get it: impeachment. Nixon-era court decisions basically invalidated executive privilege for an impeachment proceeding, but no one thinks the Democrats really want to go there.

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Ninth Circuit Gives Trump a Temporary Win but Signals It Is Looking for a Way to Continue #Resistance

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The Trump Administration won a surprising and significant victory in that hotbed of #Resistance Lawfare, the Ninth Circuit.

In March, the administration announced a change to the process for evaluating the claims of persons seeking asylum. In the past, asylum seekers were allowed to remain in the United States as their claims were evaluated. The change required “other than Mexican,” aka OTM, asylum seekers to remain in Mexico while their cases were examined. This would obviously reduce the attractiveness of using a bogus claim of asylum as a way of disappearing into the hinterlands of the United States without worrying about being picked up by ICE for some years.

One of our black-robed masters disagreed and issued an injunction (read Mike Ford’s Leftist District Judge Decides National Policy). I was sort of surprised when the Ninth Circuit stayed implementation of the injuction and green-lighted an emergency appeal by the Justice Department (see The 9th Circuit Makes An Absolutely Shocking Decision On Trump’s Asylum Policy) and opined that that court might be poised to set aside the lower court order:

The decision to stay the lower court injunction was unanimous pending a brief. The fact that they did this so quickly and so overwhelming should point to the court leaning at overruling the judge entirely, but this is the 9th circuit. Don’t put it past them to come up with some insane justification for why the President can’t exercise his constitutional authority over immigration.

Now the Ninth Circuit has ruled:

A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that the Trump administration may, for now, require certain non-Mexican asylum seekers to wait in Mexico pending resolution of their cases.

A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit cited different reasons for permitting the “remain in Mexico” initiative to move forward after a lower court blocked it last month. The appeals court allowed the policy to continue only on a temporary basis, while the court considers broader issues in the case.

The “broader issues” are undoubtedly some clever way to sandbag the Administration after slapping on a patina of reasonableness. For instance:

Judge Diarmuid O’Scannlain, an appointee of former President Ronald Reagan, authored the 11-page opinion and wrote that the administration was likely to succeed on legal challenges to the policy under federal immigration and regulatory law.

O’Scannlain also said the Homeland Security Department could face harm if a federal court order freezes one of its enforcement tools.

“DHS is likely to suffer irreparable harm absent a stay because the preliminary injunction takes off the table one of the few congressionally authorized measures available to process the approximately 2,000 migrants who are currently arriving at the nation’s southern border on a daily basis,” he wrote.

The other two judges — Obama and Clinton appointees — also backed allowing the policy to stay in effect, but raised questions about it in concurring opinions.

Judge William Fletcher, the Clinton appointee, argued that existing federal statute did not allow DHS to send migrants to Mexico under the program.

“The government is wrong,” he wrote. “Not just arguably wrong, but clearly and flagrantly wrong.“

I don’t know how a rational, sane, an non-corrupt judge can on the one hand overturn an injunction and on the other condemn the decision he’s supporting as being “clearly and flagrantly wrong.”

My guess is that the panel wanted to rule in favor of the lower court but was afraid that the Supreme Court would smack down this judicial tyranny again. Instead they gave a temporary win to the Administration as they huddle and contrive some novel legal theory on why the agency charged by Congress with enforcing immigration law acted illegally by enforcing immigration law.

Eventually, this whole matter is going to come to a head and John Roberts is going to be forced to act. For all of his talk about trying to protect the integrity of the courts he’s doing a damned shabby job of it in allowing the Ninth Circuit to run its own country in defiance of the law of the land.

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Ted Cruz: Why is the Democratic Party Being Silent on Brian Sims Bullying Women?

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As I wrote yesterday, Daily Wire‘s Matt Walsh and pro-life warriors like Abby Johnson and Live Action’s Lila Rose will be at a Friday rally in Pennsylvania to stand up to Democratic state Rep. Brian Sims’s (D) recent bullying of an elderly woman and praying teenagers in front of a Philadelphia Planned Parenthood.

Because there has been so much backlash and pushback against Sims from conservatives and pro-lifers, he issued a non-apology on Twitter yesterday. As Red State‘s Brandon Morse pointed out, Sims tried to paint himself as a misguided hero for his gross mistreatment of the pro-life women in front of the Planned Parenthood.

Another angle to the Sims story that has frustrated a lot of people is the Democratic party’s non-reaction to it. You can best believe that if this had been a Republican state representative harassing liberal women and infringing on their First Amendment rights, it would be on the front pages of the NY Times and the Washington Post.

All the major news news networks would be angrily discussing it and how it fits the GOP’s “anti-women” agenda, and talking heads and feminists would be demanding Republicans from Trump on down condemn the Republican state representative’s actions.

The Democratic party’s silence on this matter has not gone unnoticed by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), who took to the Twitter machine yesterday to ask a question:

I suspect Cruz’s question is rhetorical in nature. Because they’ve had plenty of time to respond to this story – but they haven’t.

And while the Democratic party has been silent on Sims’s repulsive actions, the mainstream media haven’t been much better, as Newsbusters reports:

It takes one “smirk” from a conservative teen in a MAGA hat to generate a national news meltdown, yet prolonged verbal harassment from a Democratic state representative towards an older woman praying in protest at a Planned Parenthood clinic hardly gets any mainstream attention. Neither ABC, CBS or NBC nightly news programming paid any attention to Pennsylvania State Representative Brian Sims’ 8-minute plus video of him bullying a peaceful pro-life protester.

While this media behavior is certainly not shocking — what self-aggrandizing mainstream journo would want to sell out a pro-choice lawmaker? — it is absolutely disgusting and betrays a horrific double standard.

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Neither ABC, NBC nor CBS national programs picked up on the story. But let’s not pretend that stories like these aren’t in their wheelhouse. Recall that during the week of January 21, two out of the three networks, both ABC and NBC, rushed to judgment over an ambiguous “smirk” by pro-life supporter and MAGA hat-wearer Nicolas Sandmann.

On top of that, Planned Parenthood Southeastern Pennsylvania’s “condemnation” of Sims’s behavior has to be one of the lamest in history:

“While we do not condone Representative Sims’ approach, our patients deserve to have access to health care without shame and stigma. Nobody should have to face shaming, judgment, harassment, or intimidation in order to get or provide health care,” [president and CEO Dayle] Steinberg said in the statement.

“At Planned Parenthood, we work every day to ensure every patient receives high-quality health care they need – including abortion services – in a safe, respectful environment,” he continued. “It’s important to know that in Pennsylvania, we’re facing several abortion ban bills that are being pushed by politicians who want to roll back the right to safe, legal abortion. We thank our champions – including Representative Sims – for their unwavering opposition to these bans.”

This is what they do – from the Democratic party, to the mainstream media, to feminist groups. Conservative women who come under attack don’t count in the left’s “war on women” narrative. Only liberal women do, because conservative women refuse to bow down to the left’s dogma on the issue of abortion, and for that, liberals believe conservative women deserve whatever punishment they get.

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BREAKING: Suspect in Denver School Shooting Is Transgender, Possibly Motivated by Revenge

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We are learning a bit more about the motive of yesterday’s school shooting at Highlands Ranch, a STEM school in Denver.

It’s being reported that one of the suspects is transgender and that the shooting may have been motivated by revenge toward specific students. Sources are now saying this was not a case of revenge for bullying but possibly active anger toward others.

The phrase “beyond bullying” is a bit vague. Are they saying that bullying wasn’t a factor or that it was a starting factor that developed into something well beyond that, i.e. personal revenge and/or targeting people for their political views?

More information is needed and we are learning about the person’s ideology.

None of this is to say that simply being transgender causes a person to shoot up a school. No group of people should be maligned for the actions of a few.

Regardless, the facts of this specific person’s identity and motivations are newsworthy. Given that this shooting fits none of the preferred media narratives though, it’ll probably be off the front pages by lunch.

There’s been no reports on the second suspect yet. We’ll keep you updated when that comes.

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After Getting Zero Votes, AOC Now Wants This for the Green New Deal

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s “Green New Deal” has been a particularly entertaining piece of legislation. After a FAQ was released to multiple media outlets and put on her website, we found out that the plan called for everything from paying people who don’t want to work to eliminating cow farts. Once the embarrassment became overwhelming, AOC then claimed the FAQ was actually an “early draft” that got released by mistake.

It obviously wasn’t, but the media dutifully bought her spin and started reporting that it was actually Republicans who were misrepresenting the Green New Deal by quoting her own fact sheet about it. It must be nice to be a Democrat.

Eventually, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell called AOC’s bluff and put the ill-fated plan up for a vote.

This was the result.

You’d think after face planting that hard, AOC might take a breather, but nah.

Instead, she’s now pitching a new documentary about one of the biggest legislative flops in the last decade, because in the Democratic party, abject failure is worthy of celebration I guess.

Why is a sitting Congressional member spending her time negotiating documentaries about a resolution that not a single Democrat voted for? I’m sure the “documentary” will be a completely objective look at the situation as well, right? The part where it ends with AOC laughably claiming that she told her party not to vote for her own plan is gonna be great.

Ocasio-Cortez is a grifter. She lied about her upbringing while she ran for re-election, she’s possibly committed multiple campaign finance laws, and she even took money from kids for her campaign coffers under false pretenses. Now she’s doing everything she can to raise her profile instead of simply trying to do her job. Wasting time on a documentary about an utter failure of a proposal is exactly the kind of thing you’d expect from her.

Instead of her behavior being called out, she’s lauded in the press as the new face of the Democrat party. While that’s probably good for Republicans, it puts the shallow, partisan nature of our media on full display.

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‘OMG’: Huma Abedin’s Response When Told That Server Had Been Hacked

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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton laughs with patrons during a visit to Dunkin’ Donuts in West Palm Beach, Fla., Tuesday, March 15, 2016. Clinton faces Democratic rival Bernie Sanders in primary contests in five states on Tuesday: North Carolina, Florida, Ohio, Missouri and Illinois. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

 

At 2:57 am on January 9, 2011, Clinton aide Huma Abedin received an email from technology pro Justin Cooper, who oversaw Hillary Clinton’s private email servers.

Cooper: “I had to shut down the server. Someone was trying to hack us and while they did not get in i didnt want to let them have the chance to. I will restart in the morning.”

Abedin: “omg”

This little tidbit was included in a batch of newly released, partially redacted FBI documents from their “Midyear Exam” (ME) probe which can be viewed here. ME was the FBI’s codename for their investigation into Clinton’s use of a private server during her tenure as Secretary of State. This document indicates that there were many occasions when Clinton’s technology team “either suspected it had been hacked or seemingly acknowledged that security measures had come up short.”

This batch contains 277 pages of email exchanges, text messages and information about the specific equipment used by Clinton and her minions.

The documents include an email Abedin sent to Cheryl Mills and several other State Department officials three hours after she learned from Cooper that someone had tried to hack the server which said, “Don’t email hrc [Hillary Rodham Clinton] anything sensitive. I can explain more in person.”

An email from Cooper to Hillary said, “It is a constant fight to keep up with the security measures and unfortunately we keep seeing reminders of why we need to.”

After Clinton aide Monica Hanley had received a suspicious email in August 2010, she wrote to Abedin, “Yeah I wonder if someone hacked in. that stinks.”

Handwritten notes from the FBI’s interview of Justin Cooper in March 2016 start on page 19.

Note: Cooper, you may recall, was the employee who had famously smashed several of Hillary’s old devices with a hammer. That information came from a different source.

Here are some of the most notable revelations from the Cooper interview notes:

The server rooms in both locations were often left exposed.

He described the presence of a “SCIF” — an acronym “sensitive compartmented information facility” — in Clinton’s Chappaqua, N.Y., and Washington, D.C., homes.

Open door — not always secured, sometimes when HRC not @ residence was not closed. (both reside).

He described “safes” in at least one of the SCIFs, followed by a note from the agent, “No understanding of when open/closed” — although it was unclear whether that comment referred to the safes or the doors leading to the server room.”

There were “home computers” but “no secure computers” in the SCIFs…However, “phone/fax/video” were “secure” in the residences.

There were reports in August 2018 that Clinton’s server had been hacked by a Chinese state-owned company. The business, which operated in the D.C. area, penetrated Hillary Clinton’s private server and inserted code that forwarded copies of Clinton’s emails to the Chinese company in real time. I wrote about that here.

The Daily Caller’s Richard Pollock broke the story. According to Pollock, “The Chinese wrote code that was embedded in the server, which generated an instant “courtesy copy” for nearly all of her emails and forwarded them to the Chinese company.”

This was discovered by the Intelligence Community Inspector General in early 2015. The IG immediately briefed FBI officials, one of whom was Peter Strzok.

A former intelligence official who spoke to The Daily Caller would not divulge the name of the Chinese company, but  did say it was a “front group” for the Chinese government.

The FBI denied the story. An FBI spokesperson told Fox News that “The FBI has not found any evidence the servers were compromised.”

However, a May 2016 email from Strzok, obtained by Fox News last year, said “we know foreign actors obtained access” to some Clinton emails, including at least one “secret” message “via compromises of the private email accounts” of Clinton staffers.”

It sure looks like Hillary Clinton and those who worked closely with her were well aware of the impropriety of her use of a private server. It also appears that the FBI was covering up for her.

We’re now starting to see irrefutable evidence that Clinton used her private email account to conduct all of her State Department business regardless of whether or not it was classified.

Documents are now being released at a faster rate than in the past. We’ve learned a lot about the massive abuses of power by Obama era officials, but it’s still only a fraction of what Attorney General William Barr knows. The directness of his testimony during the recent Congressional hearings made that clear.

Barr’s comments have scared the *%$* out of Democrats and driven them into a state of panic.

At any rate, it looks like the parade of documents has finally begun. Más, más!

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