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  1. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    The ole "the Russians made us rig our own election" excuse

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  2. Horn6721

    Horn6721 Half of seeming clever is keeping your mouth shut.


    Thank you for pointing out Nixon was charged by the House.

    I would hope Hillary who did a much graver "crime" by putting at risk the lives of people serving our country as well as the security of our country will be charged as well. Because at this point it does make a difference.

    Chuck barely mentioned the emails this morning. DWS won't speak at the convention.
  3. NJlonghorn

    NJlonghorn 1,000+ Posts

    In Ex Parte Garland, 71 US 333 (1866), the Supreme Court ruled that a pardon can be given any time after an offense is committed.
  4. Crockett

    Crockett 5,000+ Posts

    Nixon's reelection campaign had to pay G. Gordon Liddy and other plumbers to get confidential opposition research. I wonder who is paying wikileaks?

    The revelations are unseemly, but pretty one sided. Sending interns.Congressional aides and paid security to pose as protesters/press is pretty longstanding as are a vast array of other dirtry tricks. I first became aware of widespread use of those tactics during Watergate and Karl Rove was a master at that sort of thing. I expect it is pretty well established tactic in both parties these days.

    Revealing the collusion between campaigns and media outlets this truly is NEWS and a legit issue of concern.

    Once again there is evidence the Hillary machine still has definite weakness in the area of information security.
  5. Mr. Deez

    Mr. Deez 10,000+ Posts

    I'm not sure what you mean by "charge," but what the House did related to impeachment, not criminal actions.
  6. I35

    I35 5,000+ Posts

    Joe, keep them coming.
  7. iatrogenic

    iatrogenic 2,500+ Posts

    Information security, collusion, fraud, honesty, etc.
  8. humahuma

    humahuma 250+ Posts

    I am not an attorney, so I am just asking. Can a Bernie supporter sue the DNC for voter fraud. Think about it if the fix was in their vote in essence didn't count. They were not allowed to fairly choose a representative or participate in the election process. Would seem like a very long shot.
  9. Clean

    Clean 5,000+ Posts

    Debbie Wasserman Schultz stepping down after the emails reveal her dirty politics.

    I guess she'll take the heat for the Clintons this time.
  10. I35

    I35 5,000+ Posts

    UNBELIEVABLE!!!! I decided to watch MSNBC for the first time in years to see how they will try to explain the emails. Their talking points are that Putin is trying to get Trump elected and so Russia hacked the DNC emails and gave them to Wiki to post. Nevermind that they aren't actually addressing the substance of the actual emails. They would rather cover Bloomberg's endorsement of Hillary than what was said in the emails. I guess to protect Chuck Todd's participation.
  11. Horn6721

    Horn6721 Half of seeming clever is keeping your mouth shut.

    It looks like the Bernie supporters are going to protest disrupt and demand well I not sure what they are going to demand
    But they surely are not going quietly into that good night.
    Remember when DWS offered Preibus help in creating unity at last week's RNC?
    Ain't karma a ***** Deb?
  12. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

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  13. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    The DNC was aware the Clinton Machine was paying for young person astro-turf opposition to Bernie

  14. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    Not only did Politco send the DNC its articles for pre-approval, it appears the DNC may have even been the original author of some of Politico's articles

  15. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    Headline writing is a dark art ....

  16. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

  17. Clean

    Clean 5,000+ Posts

    I'll bet Hillary lies awake at night waiting for the other shoe to drop. She's knows the Ruskies hacked her server and have her emails. The only question is when are they going to release them to Wiki. Meanwhile, she just lies and lies and lies. She must want that job more than anything, and I mean anything.
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  18. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    From May 5th

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  19. Clean

    Clean 5,000+ Posts

    That is a lot of very similar headlines to just be coincidence. Maybe Wiki will release the email from DWS instructing them to paint Trump's plans as taking us to the Dark Side.
  20. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

  21. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    Not that many elected pols are weighing in on this mess, but this one guy is --

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  22. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

  23. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    CBS' 60 Minutes did a Clinton-Kaine interview yesterday

    Can you guess what answers they edited out?


    "..... The Wikileaks news was breaking Saturday when CBS's Scott Pelley sat down with Clinton and her new running mate, Virginia senator Tim Kaine, for an interview that aired Sunday evening on 60 Minutes. There's plenty covered in the interview that ran on TV, but perhaps the newsiest topic of the day, the DNC turmoil, didn't make it into the broadcast. In a video posted under the banner of 60 Minutes Overtime and touted as an "unaired" clip from the interview, Pelley asked Clinton and Kaine about the leak. Clinton's answers—or, more accurately, her non-answers—on what she knew about DNC interference in the primary were…curious. Among them was Clinton's unwillingness to say any such intervention by the party committee to favor one candidate would be "improper."

    Pelley began by reading some of the emails among DNC staff members suggesting ways to undermine Sanders's campaign. "Did you know anything about any of that?" he asked.

    "No, I didn't know anything about it, and I haven't read any of those," Clinton responded.

    Pelley kept pressing. "You have people in the Democratic National Committee who are supposed to be, if you will, agnostic about who the nominee is going to be, and they seem to have their thumb on the scale for you. They seem to be working against Bernie Sanders, their fellow Democrat."

    "Again, I don't know anything, I don't know anything about, uh, about these emails. I haven't followed it," Clinton responded.

    "In your view, any effort in the DNC to favor one candidate or another would have been improper?" Pelley asked.

    "Again, I don't have any information about this, and so I can't answer specifically," Clinton said.

    * * * *

    And, finally, why did Clinton's suspect answers to the biggest political story of the moment not make it into CBS's TV broadcast? There was enough time to include in the aired version this softball question from Pelley: "What will be accomplished if you are elected the first woman president of the United States?" But Clinton's problematic response to a scandal rocking her own party gets relegated to the internet as a throwaway clip.

    This isn't the first time CBS and 60 Minutes have done something like this. During the 2012 presidential election, CBS released a previously unaired clip from an interview between Steve Kroft and Barack Obama that seemed to back up the president's claim during a debate with Mitt Romney that he had, indeed, deemed the September 11 assault on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi as a terrorist attack. But, as Bret Baier pointed out at the time, just days before the election, CBS unceremoniously published the fuller portion of the interview that showed Obama contradicting himself on this point."

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  24. Horn6721

    Horn6721 Half of seeming clever is keeping your mouth shut.

    These are stunning posts. The funniest one might be DWS trying to make fun of Trump saying the DNC is rigged.
    I know many of us appreciate what you are doing. :bow:
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  25. theiioftx

    theiioftx 2,500+ Posts

    :popcorn:Joe - any truth that the term "taco bowls" are in these emails to describe the DNC's targeting the Hispanic vote? I heard that this morning on talk radio - but there was no link/source cited.
  26. UTChE96

    UTChE96 2,500+ Posts

    Pretty telling that DWS has not denied the emails and will resign after the convention. This confirms that the emails were not fabricated.
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  27. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

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    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

  30. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    Booed off the stage

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