Posts Tagged ‘emails’

Donald Trump Jr., Cover Boy

July 17, 2017

“How bad is it?” asks David Von Drehle in Time magazine, the new issue with Donald Trump Jr. on the cover. Maybe Trump Sr. will put this cover on the walls of his golf course clubhouses.

Donny Junior’s Russian meeting is certainly a front page story, and as more information emerges, it just gets worse. Possible federal election law violation, conspiracy,  and obstruction of justice. That means full employment for Washington’s lawyers for the foreseeable future.

More:

“How Donald Trump Jr.’s Emails Have Cranked Up the Heat on His Family,” David Von Drehle, TIME

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FBI: ‘Oops!’

November 7, 2016

FBI: 'Oops!'

After throwing a political hand grenade into the last 10 days of the 2016 presidential election campaign, FBI Director James Comey says it was just a dud. This “oops!” came two days before the election.

On Friday, October 28th, Mr. Comey sent a letter to congressional committee chairmen — i.e., Republican politicians — vaguely associating Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton with emails found on a laptop belonging to well-known creep and  disgraced former congressman Anthony Weiner. Mr. Weiner’s estranged wife is a long-time Clinton aide. On Sunday afternoon November 6th, FBI Director Comey revealed that the emails were inconsequential, like the ones the agency had already cleared.

Donald Trump spent the last week before the election capitalizing on innuendo the Comey letter allowed. Ever hear law enforcement officials say they can’t comment on an ongoing investigation? This is the kind of screw-up that policy is meant to avoid, tainting the reputations of people who are ultimately not charged.

Of course, 40 million Americans have already voted. We’ll never know many voted in the week after James Comey’s ill-advised letter. The damage is done.

More:

“FBI clears Clinton after round-the-clock review of new emails, Comey says,” David Lauter and Del Quentin Wilber, Los Angeles Times

“FBI Director Again Clears Clinton After Review of New Email Trove,” Chas Danner, New York Magazine

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2016 Election Becomes a Weiner Roast

November 2, 2016

2016 Election Becomes a Weiner Roast

The fate of the nation now depends on the undoubtedly unsanitary laptop of disgraced former congressman Anthony Weiner (aka Carlos Danger). His estranged wife, foreign relations pro and Hillary Clinton advisor Huma Abedin, may have exchanged email with Secretary Clinton on that device. FBI Director James Comey decided to end his law enforcement career in absolute disgrace by revealing this vague detail of an ongoing investigation 11 days before the the 2016 presidential election.

The FBI doesn’t know if any emails on the computer are classified, or are duplicates of emails they’ve already cleared, but someone does: Donald Trump. The GOP candidate knows more about ISIS than the generals, so he knows more about what’s on that computer than the FBI does. In fact, Mr. Trump is so prescient and such a great judge of character that he donated to Anthony Wiener’s 1997 city council campaign and 2007 and 2010 congressional campaigns.

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