Quick Hits, September 8, 2016

Speaking the Truth

When politicians start talking about speaking the truth, inevitably a whopper is just around the corner. Enter Mike Pence, Indiana Governor and Republican VP nominee.


In an address at the Reagan Library, Pence reportedly said: “Ronald Reagan spoke the truth to the American people, just like Donald Trump has.” In fairness, Pence may not have been lying; he may be as clueless as his boss is. Stay tuned.


No discussion about politicians speaking the truth would be complete without a mention of…Hillary Clinton. Remember the bit about carrying one Blackberry around for convenience purposes? It turns out that she had no less than 13 devices. And when it came to deleting the “yoga routines” supposedly on the devices, staff members took hammers to some of them.


A Big Libertarian Gaffe


Gary Johnson didn’t do himself any favors when he appeared on Morning Joe and it was clear that he didn’t know that Aleppo is the epicenter of the Syrian Civil War. At the very least it seems to confirm suspicions of many that Libertarians are not truly serious about foreign policy.

See the Clip from Morning Joe below.


Hillary Clinton Obstructs Justice. Again. 


On September 20, 2012, shortly after the terror attack on the U.S. embassy in Benghazi, the House Oversight Subcommittee on National Security sent then Secretary of State Clinton a request for any and all documents relevant to the attack. Additional document requests went out in August 2013 and May 2014.


On March 3, 2015, after the news broke that Clinton had a private server, the House Select Committee on Benghazi sent a request to Clinton and her lawyer, David Kendall, asking Kendall to “prevent the partial or full destruction, alteration, testing, deletion, shredding, incineration, wiping, relocation, migration, theft, or mutation of electronic records.” Then on March 4, 2015 the Committee sent a subpoena to Clinton for “all records in unredacted acted form” related to Benghazi for all of 2011 and 2012.


According to the FBI, on March 25, 2015, the firm responsible for managing her private server (Platte River Networks), had a conference call with Clinton’s staff, after which Platte River Networks deleted Clintons e-mail archives using a software program called BleachBit.


Destroying evidence that has been subpoenaed is obstruction of justice. Even James Comey should be able to figure that out.


More details can be found in a story by Deroy Murdoch. And this story about the time line by Andrew McCarthy should not be missed.







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