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Hillary’s Emails – “She Would Have Been Safer on the Gmail” | July 2016

Libtalker Randi Rhodes Returns to Airwaves Just in Time to Slam Hillary



“Talk about timing — a liberal radio host arguably best known for once labeling Hillary Clinton “a big f***ing whore” relaunches her show on the same day Clinton dodges prosecution after putting national security at risk through the use of private, vulnerable email servers while secretary of state.

At one point during her show, Rhodes played clips of FBI Director James Comey’s devastating verbal indictment of Clinton’s email recklessness while she ad-libbed over the audio. Even though Rhodes feigned mock horror throughout, she also sounded genuinely distressed —

After a few glitches with Rhodes’ website, the launch proceeded smoothly enough. Rhodes spent most of the two-hour show focusing on Trump, Clinton’s email debacle, her bout with cancer, and the logistics of returning to the fray. She’s brought back her old slogan — “Turn Up Your Mind” — and trademark shtick, a combination of Stephanie Miller’s clown-act theatrics and the unhinged politics of Ed Schultz.

At one point during her show, Rhodes played clips of FBI Director James Comey’s devastating verbal indictment of Clinton’s email recklessness while she ad-libbed over the audio. Even though Rhodes feigned mock horror throughout, she also sounded genuinely distressed —

RHODES: So I believed him. I believed that he had dignity. I believed that he had integrity. (Rhodes alluding to the so-called “hospital showdown” involving Comey, then-attorney general John Ashcroft, and the Stellar Wind surveillance program). And today, although he said he wasn’t going to press any charges, he did explain that any reasonable person would have reason to believe that what she did was completely irresponsible, was out of convenience, and not with the interest of the national security of this country in her mind, that she did not do her sworn duty, she showed very poor judgment … let me see if this plays …
COMEY: From the group of 30,000 emails returned to the State Department in 2014, 110 emails in 52 email chains have been determined by the owning agency to contain classified information at the time they were sent or received. Eight of those chains contained information that was top-secret at the time they were sent. Thirty-six of those chains …

RHODES: Oh my God …

COMEY: … contained secret information at the time …

RHODES: At the time …

COMEY: … and eight contained confidential information at the time.

RHODES: At the time …

COMEY: That’s the lowest level of classification. Separate from those …

RHODES: Separate!

COMEY: … about 2,000 additional emails …

RHODES: Oh no …

COMEY: … were up-classified to make them confidential. Those emails had not been classified at the time that they were sent or received.

RHODES: Oy! So all this that she told us about never sending classified, secret, you know, confidential, which is the lowest, but the secret is, you know — she wasn’t telling the truth. Oy! It takes my breath away. I’m shocked, I tell you, shocked. The little woman that would not sit home and bake tea and cookies did something that jeopardized national security — I’m shocked, I tell you!

But this was the part of it that really got me … listen and learn —

COMEY: Although we did not find clear evidence (glitch here in Rhodes’ recording — transcript follows as stated at the FBI website) that Secretary Clinton or her colleagues intended to violate laws governing the handling of classified information, there is evidence that they were extremely careless in their handling of very sensitive, highly classified information. For example, seven email chains concerned matters that were classified at the top-secret, special-access program at the time they were sent and received. Those chains involved Secretary Clinton both sending emails about those matters and receiving emails about those same matters.


COMEY: There is evidence to support a conclusion that any reasonable person in Secretary Clinton’s position or in the position of those with whom she was corresponding about those matters should have known that an unclassified system was no place for that conversation. In addition to this highly sensitive information, we also found information that was properly classified as secret by the U.S. intelligence community …

RHODES: Oh my God …

COMEY: … at the time it was discussed on email. That is excluding any later up-classified emails. None of these emails should have been on any kind of unclassified system. But their presence is especially concerning because all of these emails were housed on unclassified personal servers, not even supported by full-time security staff like those found at agencies and departments of the United States government or even with a commercial email service like Gmail.

RHODES: She would have been safer on the Gmail!

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Network Pity for Lame Duck President | June 2016

Nets Pity Obama: ‘Crushing Disappointment’ from Supreme Court Ruling

– NewsBusters


“The US Supreme Court dealt a major blow to President Barack Obama’s unilateral attempt to enact amnesty for illegal immigrants Thursday. And in response the “big three” networks let their feeling be known during their evening broadcast, where they threw a pity party for the president. “A crushing disappointment today for the Obama White House and the president’s go at it alone immigration strategy,” said NBC anchor Lester Holt on Nightly News.

Most of the network reporters seemed disappointed. “The president had tried to provide legal status for millions with the stroke of a pen,” reported ABC’s Jon Karl on World News Tonight, “But the gridlocked Supreme Court said no.

CBS’s Jan Crawford seemed to excuse the president’s unconstitutional action on Evening News, “The president announced the program in 2014 after congress failed to pass immigration reform.” Crawford continued, “The executive action would have shielded up to 4 million illegal immigrants from deportation, parents with children who are here legally.

It didn’t take long for the coverage to turn political. NBC’s Pete Williams knocked Republicans for praising the outcome of the case, “Because a tie doesn’t decide anything, the ruling says nothing about presidential power, though Republicans acted like it did.

Karl compared the responses of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. He even played a clip from a Clinton campaign video showing how well she’ll treat illegal immigrants.”

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