Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton’s IT Aide Will Plead the Fifth if Subpoenaed

By on 9.3.15 | 4:35PM

Hillary Clinton's IT squad is scheduled to report to Congress shortly, to discuss the then-Secretary of State's questionable email choices. But, as it turns out, at least one person with direct knowledge of Clinton's email setup - her most trusted IT aide - has already lawyered up and is now refusing to testify, citing the Fifth Amendment.

Bryan Pagliano has worked for Clinton since her 2008 campaign, and joined State alongside his former boss, working primarily in the IT department. He's probably not loking at a rosy career ahead of him on her team now.

A former State Department staffer who worked on Hillary Rodham Clinton’s private e-mail server tried this week to fend off a subpoena to testify before Congress, saying he would assert his constitutional right not to answer questions to avoid incriminating himself.

Clinton Email Contained Sensitive Information About North Korea

By on 9.2.15 | 12:27PM

Hillary Clinton has been parsing her words a lot lately, picking and choosing carefully what terms she uses so as to not be overtly incorrect. For instance, she says she never "sent" classified email, but has only on occasion admitted to receiving it, but only then, it wasn't classified when she got it (possibly, though, because she ignored the classification, but see, she didn't say that). As it happens, she may have even been correct about the "classified information," since technically, some of the product she received was actually "top secret."

Nestled among the friendly exchanges with Barbara Mikulski and requests for TV guides are several emails, according to intelligence souces, that contain information relayed from spy satellites circling over North Korea, including tracking information for North Korea's nuclear weapons. 

Clinton Emails Reveal Concerns About Afghanistan, Clarence Thomas, Gefilte Fish

By on 9.1.15 | 12:58PM

Last night, the State Department dumped a massive collection of 7,000 emails, all related to Hillary Clinton's tenure as Secretary of State.

The dump, which was supposed to have come earlier in the day, was delayed by several hours because 150 of the emails showed signs of classified information. The rest showed signs of an embattled Hillary Clinton, struggling not just with foreign policy, but with managing a meddling Sidney Blumenthal, an overworked Huma Abedin, an opinionated daughter, a work environment filled with "ogrish males," and uncertainty over canned seafood. 

The highlights:

Hillary Clinton “Very Accessible” At $1000-Per-Plate Dinner

By on 8.31.15 | 4:58PM

Hillary Clinton is a very accessible human being, at least according to a woman who paid $1,000 for the chance to eat rubber chicken and rub elbows in the Hamptons with the Democratic Presidential candidate. 

Hillary, herself, is in East Hampton for a much-needed vacation away from the filthy masses, and while there, she's raising money from her rich neighbors. The fundraiser in question was held on the grounds of the Patricof estate, owned by venture capitalist Alan Patricof, chairman of Apex Partners. Guest feasted on incredibly expensive chocolate chip pancakes, as their precious little hooligans played in a private petting zoo. The adults engaged in witty banter about current events, the mimosas were flowing, and Hillary Clinton was her charming, bubbly self - to people who were writing checks, of course.

 

Hillary Clinton: Republicans Want to Put Immigrants in ‘Boxcars’

By on 8.28.15 | 4:06PM

Very few people called Hillary Clinton out on her "Republicans are terrorists" comment from yesterday, so she appears to be doubling down on the inappropriate historical allusions. 

Today, though, instead of saying that Republicans were just like those guys in the Middle East who sell women into sex slavery, mutilate their genitals, gang rape them repeatedly and then sell their organs on the black market for cash, she noted that Republicans who oppose immigration reform are just like those Nazis who rounded up Europe's Jewish population in railroad cars bound for concentration camps.  

Clinton was asked by a reporter how she would handle the millions of illegal immigrants currently in the country. “Well, I’m glad you asked me that,” she responded. “Because I know that there are some on the other side who are seriously advocating to deport 11-12 million people who are working here.”

Hillary Clinton: Republicans Are Totally Like ISIS Terrorists

By on 8.27.15 | 5:40PM

A couple of weeks ago, Republican legislators took on the task of "defunding Planned Parenthood," a measure that was generally doomed to failure, but designed to make a statement that doing things like chopping up aborted babies and shipping them off for science experiements, were part of a looser definition of "womens health" than most people are typically comfortable with. A few states ultimately succeeded in revoking state-based funding for Planned Parenthood, and several attorneys general are investigating claims that Planned Parenthood is collecting more than just reimbursements for supplying lots of baby livers and brains.

But, according to Hillary Clinton, who, by virtue of being a woman who happens to be running for President and is, therefore, the only candidate with any concern for women's needs, anyone who would question Planned Parenthood's decision to cut into a baby's face while its heart is beating is basically the same as ISIS "rebels" who round up women for sex slavery, behead thousands of "apostates" in the Middle East, and finance their operation with black market organs they take from their prisoners. 

Most People Associate The Word “Liar” With “Hillary Clinton”

By on 8.27.15 | 12:05PM

Quinnipiac is probably in the bag for Bernie Sanders (and who wouldn't be after that dramatic spoken word performance we posted in the Spectacle yesterday?), so take the results with a grain of salt, but according to a poll they released this morning, the top word people associate with Hillary Clinton is, "Liar."

This is basically Hillary Clinton's worst week ever, you guys. Somebody send the poor lady some shoes. Or a box of wine.

Those are a lot of negative adjectives. For every "experience," there's about a hundred "dishonest"s. And while a few people managed to call her "brilliant," a couple people are still convinced she's been hiding bodies, not just email servers. 

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Hillary Clinton: Return of the Congenital Liar

By 8.20.15

It was a chance for a fresh start. 

Hillary Clinton had a brand new clean slate. After years of imprinting on the American people that she was a not so clever liar for whom allegations of deceitful, arrogant, and even bullying behavior seemed to follow her like a perpetual rain cloud — to be Secretary of State was a chance to begin again. To shine as the smart woman her most devoted supporters insist she really is.

Gone would be the stories about the missing Rose Law Firm billing records that mysteriously turned up on a table in the White House Residence. Gone too would be the memory of her conduct in the Whitewater investigation, where the prosecutors assessment of her testimony was described as follows by Washington Post and Time investigative reporters Susan Schmidt and Michael Weisskopf in their 2000 book Truth at Any Cost: Ken Starr and the Unmaking of Bill Clinton:

Virtually everybody concluded that the first lady had lied but that the evidence was not strong enough to convict her.

Hillary Clinton “Happened” To Get Material That Was Later Classified. Or Something

By on 8.19.15 | 7:40PM

Allahpundit is trying to parse Hillary's spokeswoman's statement out, translating it from "Clintonese" but that's probably a losing effort.

The best can do with this statement from Brian Fallon, on a "press only" conference call this afternoon, is that Hillary Clinton did have classified emails on her server, and it's just the result of friendly aides and associates passing things around between themselves, not knowing that Hillary Clinton's server password was, in fact, "password." Hillary just happened to be the Chappaqua Hipster of Classified information: she was always in possession of it before it was classified.

Or something.

“What, With a Cloth?”: Clinton Dodges Server Questions During Presser

By on 8.19.15 | 11:55AM

From now on, when asked about how I feel about this Presidential election cycle so far, I'm going to answer with just this:

"Whaaaaaaaat?'

As we noted yesterday, the FBI is fairly confident that it can recover all of the deleted material from Clinton's email server, since much of it was migrated to other servers and the server itself wasn't physically destroyed. This will prove problematic for Clinton, since it won't just show what she deleted, but when she wiped the server, and, perhaps, who else was trying to access the server outside of the Clinton family. It's possible that the Chinese branch of the Clinton family is much larger than they previously knew.

In true Clinton fashion, she faced the press yesterday - clad in "prison jumpsuit orange," no less - and played as dumb as possible. What server? What wipe? "What is the meaning of classified material"? Do you mean wiped like with a cloth?

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