Hillary Clinton’s use of her private email cleared by FBI probe; zero evidence of any incriminating evidence; no charges.  

Hillary Clinton‘s closest aides, including longtime adviser Huma Abedin, have provided interviews to federal investigators, as the FBI – Federal Bureau of Investigation probe into the security of her private email server nears completion, say U.S. officials to CNN. Hillary Clinton has maintained from the beginning of the Republican-fueled investigation that she did nothing wrong; the FBI is on well on their way to finding that she was telling the truth the whole time. Republicans have bet the farm on their hope that The Smoking Gun would turn up and Hillary would be indicted and face court proceedings. When the FBI releases an official report concluding Hillary Clinton appears to be acting as is proper and just; it will be another crushing-blow to the GOP’s hopes for victory in the US Presidential election on Tuesday, November 8th, 2016. Congressional Republicans have wasted millions of dollars investigating Hillary Clinton’s emails; it is apparent that they will have nothing to show for their efforts, but Donald J. Trump as their presidential nominee, and the potential for a landslide defeat in November.

 

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Hillary 2.0 

Hillary Clinton accomplishments:

• As chair of the Legal Services Corporation, tripled the budget — despite President Ronald Reagan‘s epeated attempts to kill the program.

• As chairwoman of the Arkansas Education Standards Committee, successfully brought core classes like physics, math, foreign languages and music to more than 200 high schools, and increased the number of high school graduates going to college by 25% within four years.

• Led the fight for Universal Healthcare in the early 1990s.

• As one of the most prominent women in the world, she went to China and proclaimed that ‘Women’s rightss are Human Rights.’  As Secretary of State, she reprised that; saying, ‘Gay Rights are Human Rights.’

• A leader in the creation of the Children’s Health Insurance Program, which to this day helps millions of uninsured children access healthcare.

• As First Lady, helped shepherd the Adoption and Safe Families Act to passage, which changed the way the country looked at adoption — focusing on the needs of children ahead of all other needs. It was an idea that she herself helped develop two years before and one that ultimately increased foster adoptions by more than 60%.

• Broke the glass ceiling repeatedly, serving as the first female senator from the state of New York and the first former First Lady ever to win elective office.

• As Senator for New York on 9/11; helped secure $21,000,000,000 ($21 billion) to rebuild the city — and fought to pass legislation to provide first responders with health care.

• As a Senator, advocated for veterans and service-members. On the Senate Armed Services Committee, she introduced legislation to help family members care for veterans with Traumatic Brain Injury. She also worked across the aisle (with U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham) to expand health care access for members of the National Guard and reservists. For those who had lost loved ones who served, she worked to increase military survivor benefits from $12,000 to $100,000. Fought successfully to keep the Niagra Falls Air Reserve Station open, saving 800 jobs in New York.

• In the Senate, championed Immigration reform, serving as a key member fighting to pass the DREAM Act.

• In the Senate, co-wrote a law that requires drug companies to actually safety-test drugs before they are prescribed to children — and to relabel drugs with information about safety and dosing for children.

• In the Senate, ‘led the charge’ on the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which ensured that companies could be held accountable for equal-pay discrimination.

• As Secretary of State, played a key role in the decision-making behind the raid that killed Osama bin Laden.

• As Secretary of State, promoted American interests in China. During that period, exports to China increased 50%.

•. As Secretary of State, brought China and Russia to the table — leading to the harshest-ever sanctions on Iran. This effort ultimately resulted in the nuclear deal with Iran, which more than any other action may have kept the United States from going to war.

• As Secretary of State, achieved the New START nuclear arms control treaty with Russia.

• Also in Russia, achieved a number of successes on that front: in addition to the New START treaty, she got Russia to agree to bring sanctions against Iran and convinced Russia to abstain from a UN Security Council resolution granting intervention in Libya.

• As Secretary of State, personally negotiated a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas.

• As Secretary of State, created a new position—the ‘Ambassador at Large for Global Women’s Issues,’ which works to promote women politically, economically, and socially around the world.

 

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Is Hillary Clinton corrupt?

Members of the Democratic Party  (not Republicans) have asked Hillary to release the transcripts of her speeches to Goldman Sachs. She has refused. She continues to refuse. She has said that she would release the transcripts after everyone else releases theirs. No one else has made speeches to Goldman Sachs, so she knows there’s no release going to happen. Why won’t she release the transcripts? She probably said something she doesn’t want to get out

* When Mrs. Clinton became Secretary of State, she set up an email server from which she would conduct all of her work on behalf of the people of the United States. She directed her senior staff to use her email server exclusively instead of using a .gov email address. As a lawyer, Mrs. Clinton knew that she was violating the Federal Records Act and the Freedom of Information Act by conducting her business exclusively on a private server that would not be archived within the government. She knew that the U.S. Department of Statewould not be able to track down records of her work. She also knew that she had not formally informed anyone that she was deliberately avoiding the possible future exposure of her records. This would have worked to her advantage had her email server not come to light during the Investigation into the 2012 Benghazi attack. Suddenly, everyone found out what she had been hiding. As a result, a court order was given for her to turn her server over.

In response to the court order, she printed 33,000+ emails that she personally deemed ‘work related’ and turned them over to the government. She also deleted 32,000+ emails that she personally deemed ‘not work related.’ Then she paid a company to professionally and permanently wipe her hard drive.

* Mrs. Clinton has a history of hiding what she does. Why does she do that? Perhaps it’s corruption just, or perhaps it’s simply very poor judgement (doubtful).

* Secretary Clinton, while in office, negotiated arms deals with foreign countries while her husband received money through The Clinton Foundation from those same countries.

So, yes, she is corrupt.

Democrats (not Republicans) have asked Hillary to release the transcripts of her speeches to Goldman Sachs. She has refused. And she continues to refuse. She has said that she would release the transcripts after everyone else releases theirs. No one else has made speeches to Goldman Sachs, so she knows there’s no release going to happen. Why won’t she release the transcripts? She probably said something she doesn’t want to get out

* When Mrs. Clinton became Secretary of State, she set up an email server from which she would conduct all of her work on behalf of the people of the United States. She directed her senior staff to use her email server exclusively instead of using a .gov email address. As a lawyer, Mrs. Clinton knew that she was violating the Federal Records Act and the Freedom of Information Act by conducting her business exclusively on a private server that would not be archived within the government. She knew that the U.S. Department of State would not be able to track down records of her work. She also knew that she had not formally informed anyone that she was deliberately avoiding the possible future exposure of her records. This would have worked to her advantage had her email server not come to light during the Investigation into the 2012 Benghazi attack. Suddenly, everyone found out what she had been hiding. As a result, a court order was given for her to turn her server over.

In response to the court order, she printed 33,000+ emails that she personally deemed ‘work related’ and turned them over to the government. She also deleted 32,000+ emails that she personally deemed ‘not work related.’ Then she paid a company to professionally and permanently wipe her hard drive.

* Mrs. Clinton has a history of hiding what she does. Why does she do that? Perhaps it’s corruption just, or perhaps it’s simply very poor judgement (doubtful).

* Secretary Clinton, while in office, negotiated arms deals with foreign countries while her husband received money through The Clinton Foundation from those same countries.

So, yes, she is corrupt.

– Hillary Clinton to be one of the most corrupt American politicians of this generation, and I have said elsewhere on Quora that: she is the crookedest politician to seek the Presidency in a generation.

She’s crooked for a multitude of reasons:

Her constant scheming and ‘triangulations’ on policy stances and her positions — she’s changed essentially every position she holds now vs her run in 2008 vs her run for Senate, you can’t believe a word she says she’s flip-flopped on so much (gay rights, the Trans-Pacific PartnershipKeystone XL Pipeline, the Iraq war, American involvement abroad, etc, etc – one could go on and on here), but these are all only changes in her policy positions.

There’s an extensive amount of ‘economy with the truth’ surrounding her; she’s very adept with obfuscation, she never quite seems to come clean about anything; every answer she offers about tough questions regarding her ethics seems to only raise additional questions. (Take here her present email scandal (which is a book length scandal in itself), the Benghazi hearings, etc, etc, if you want to go further back: lying about being under fire in Bosnia, all the smear stuff related to President Bill Clinton‘s various women, the travel-gate stuff, the Whitewater scandal, the Commodity futures scandal, etc, etc), but these are not financial wrongdoings, and don’t directly benefit her. Hillary’s penchant for lying, or artfully telling quarter-truths, is not corruption in many people’s opinions.

However … there’s the Clinton Family Foundation, which is a whole other gargantuan ball of wax.

The Clinton Foundation is the biggest cesspool of corruption and illegality in modern American politics. There’s nothing else like it in size and scope in modern American federal politics. The Foundation has collected, I believe, about $2,000,000,000 ($2 Billion!) since inception, and pulls in $100,000,000 ($100 Million+) per year. All of this is being done under the designation of it being ‘a charity’. But they are paying out less than 15% of the gross revenue in actual benefits. Meanwhile they are keeping people on staff, having administrative support, doing polling on issues, locating and identifying ‘like-minded Americans’, shuttling the Clintons themselves around the world, and actually paying the Clinton’s salaries — all tax free. The Foundation has been a full-time marketing mechanism, and non-stop proto-campaign for the Clintons for years.

The Clinton’s themselves – in their personal, individual tax situations – have amassed tens of millions personally.

The Clintons are both drawing salaries and bonuses from the Foundation; but also making donations to the Foundation, to reduce their personal taxes!

Who is giving all this money? We don’t actually know, because it’s largely secret! But we do know that the Chinese, the Russians, the Indonesians, the Saudis, and many other foreign and domestic business interests, and other foreign governments have donated many, many millions to the Foundation – lots of ‘less than savory’ people have given lots of money.

[Digression: And if this foreign money had been given directly to the Clintons, or to the Presidential campaign, it would be undeniably illegal. And the donations would also then be non-secret! But when money’s given to the Foundation, its’ all hush-hush and A-OK. … Also, yet another example where Hillary’s not actually broken the law, yet it all clearly stinks morally; as usual, Hillary inadvertently shows, yet again, that she knows ‘what’s legal’, but doesn’t understand ‘what’s right’.]

If the Clinton Foundation wants to, for example, advance the cause of ‘female education worldwide’, It’s a fair question to ask: ‘Why exactly would the Saudis being giving money for this?’

Why did the amount of money flowing into the Foundation, and Bill’s speaking fees double, and triple, while Hillary was the Secretary of State? And why does there seem to be a coincidence between people, businesses, and governments giving the Foundation money and getting something from the State Department?

Now, many will ask: ‘What proof do you have of all of this?’ And my answer, honestly, is: ‘Surprisingly little actual proof.’ Some will immediately dismiss the above claims on this admission alone. But really, it’s not that simple …

Think of things this way: If proof did actually exist, WHERE would it exist?

It would exist in the financial records, it would exist in the email traffic of the Clinton Foundation!

…. But the Clinton Family Foundation records are all secret!!!

The Clinton’s refuse to disclose them! Yes, they’re carrying on a charity, supposedly doing good and noble things for the world, but it’s a secret what they’re collecting, from whom, how much, when, who’s getting the money, where it’s being spent … everything … it’s all a secret!!!

The Foundation does not even have an accurate tax filing on record with the IRS for the past two years!

Proof would likewise exist in the nexus of the email records of the Foundation itself, plus Hillary’s emails from her time at the State Department. If one had both sets of email records, they could be searched for improprieties; or, even better still, cross-referenced …

See, if Hillary did something at State, in return for an official act on someone’s behalf, for consideration (ie a donation to the Foundation); that’s ‘honest services fraud’, the very definition of corruption.

Except that the Foundation won’t release its correspondence.

Hillary only let her State emails come into the public record when she was forced to disclose them by a Federal Judge!

But before she turned her State department emails over to the government, she deleted 30,000+ emails, which she claimed were ‘personal’.

Hillary Clinton has created a situation whereby nobody can look into her affairs, even though she’s now a Presidential candidate, and was formerly a paid officer of the US government, and her family’s running ‘a charity’.

Tens of millions are being raised and spent, but nobody’s allowed to know how, or why, or where the money came from, or what they got for it — everything’s done on Hillary’s word that it’s all legit.

Yes, yes, no other politician is being held to the standard Hillary is …

But then again, no other politician has raised hundreds of millions of dollars from foreign governments and shady overseas businesses,

No other Presidential candidate had to have their official records forcibly disclosed by a Federal Judge,

No other modern politician that I know of deleted 30,000+ emails when asked about her ethics.

Nobody can prove Hillary’s crooked because Hillary herself created a whole system of ‘plausible deniability” to prevent anyone looking into her affairs.

The logic bomb that establishes the whole case, to my mind, is simply and only this:

If Hillary’s done nothing wrong, if she’s legit, if she’s honest, if she’s proud of what her ‘charity’ is doing, if she did a good job at State …

******* then simply DISCLOSE !!!!!! *******

Put all the records into the public realm, and show the world what she’s done! Release her emails from State. ‘Re-Find’ the USB Flash Drive that’s likely got the 30,000+ emails that she deleted. If it’s all really about her Yoga schedule, nobody will care. Release the email and financial records of the Foundation. If they’re ‘saving the world’, as they claim, then what have they got to hide, Isn’t the Clinton Foundation supposed to show how ‘good’ the Clintons are? Why wouldn’t they be happy for everyone to know?

The fact that she refuses to disclose says it all.

Hillary will do anything to become President, except the honest thing!; which is come clean about everything, by disclosing! She could have turned her State emails over long before the judge forced her. She could “find” the deleted 30,000+ emails and disclose these with a phone call. The Clinton Foundation could turn over its records with a single morning’s efforts. She’ll do anything, except the Right thing.

– Ian Marshall (IN https://www.quora.com/Is-Hillary-Clinton-…/…/Ian-Marshall-10)

 

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Nuit Debout : ‘Night on our feet’ activists challenge the French entrenched political-elites

We want a society built on something else than just profit and money-making. The French political system is hopelessly-alienated from large sections of its youth, and even a return to business as usual in the Place de la Republiquewill not mean the end of the trouble for the discredited political elite. The movement, called Nuit Debout; ‘Night on our feet’, has become a major-headache for the socialist government, which has tried without success to weaken it through a carrot-and-stick approach of policy announcements that benefit unemployed-youth together with police-harassment.

The future hinges on two factors: the response of the government to the situation, and the ability of the movement to coalesce around a set of defined principles and objectives. The movement is extremely young, and at the moment many people are discovering themselves as active-participants in a large group for the very first time. As the movement continues, talents will be discovered and I think that the frustrations most people generally feel will be much better channeled into a more concrete and stable political and social movement. – Larnell (26, teacher, Lyon)

It seems that most people here don’t want to accept that (the status quo) any more. We want to act, to get involved and make things change because the leaders are not doing it, and it seems that if we want things to change by ourselves, it has to happen first with gathering, talking and learning to get to know each other on a bigger-scale, with tolerance and without discrimination so we can build up strong-ties about what we agree on, which values the society we want need to be built upon. It’s a beginning, but it really seems to be a determined one. – Name withheld (34, Paris)

Nuit Debout Bordeaux

Nuit Debout Paris 2016

 

AND SEE: (www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/apr/13/nuit-debout-france-occupy-wall-street-1968)

 

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USA 🇺🇸 #1 in crimes, incarcerations, heart attacks, Unplanned pregnancyCO2 emissions (Greenhouse gases)

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Hillary Clinton’s ‘New York Values’ garners more delegates; handily wins New York primaries; fired-up and ready to go to storm California; set to clinch Democratic nomination for US Presidency.

For Bernie Sanders a penultimate and ill-timed defeat; a crushing blow which might be the straw that breaks the camel’s back; possibly putting an end to his presidential aspirations. Losing New York by a large-margin makes his already highly-improbable chances of catching Hillary nearly impossible. While not mathematically totally-eliminated, at this juncture, you have to be optimistic to the point of borderline-delusion to believe Sanders, the dark-horse candidate, is going to be able to catch Hillary without a political-miracle the likes of which our nation has never seen.

Sanders needs about 56% of the remaining delegates to tie with Hillary.

California is the biggest ‘prize’ insofar as number of delegates go, with 247 delegates, but New York carries with it the second most delegates (223) awarded in any state; making New York and California pivotal (swing) states.

On Tuesday, April 26th (2016); when northeastern states MarylandDelawarePennsylvaniaRhode Island and Connecticut are all headed to the polls; If Sanders can pull off huge wins in ALL five of these states, he might be able to gather that old second wind to come from behind to snatch victory from the jaws of bitter-defeat; but again, the likelihood is not very great (of a Sanders’ victory over Hillary Clinton).

 

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Hillary Clinton : the best of times and the worst of times; A tale of Two Cities : Both Sides Now (the female Jay Gatsby… there and back again)  

 

‘Maybe it’s a byproduct of a self-effacing Midwestern Methodist upbringing, or a fear of failure and a defensive instinct instilled by a father who was demanding and hypercritical. Part of it is she’s been beaten up for a long time and that accentuates her fear of making a mistake,’ says David Axelrod, chief strategist for Barack Obama‘s 2008 presidential campaign.

*Hillary Clinton : the best of times and the worst of times; A Tale of Two Cities : Both Sides Now (the female Jay Gatsby)… there and back again)

(During her 2008 campaign) Her unhappy history with Republican attacks and media coverage of controversies from the Whitewater Scandal to Monica Lewinsky was an understandable explanation for her defensive posture. But it translated into a reluctance to go off-script and expose herself to the public, which cost her a strained relationship with voters.

She’s made an effort this time to open up to voters in a way that Americans crave from their leaders—referring to her faith, to obstacles women face, to her mother’s influence in her life, to problems in her marriage, and appearing on comedy shows early in the campaign to showcase her humorous side.

‘I watched my husband (President Bill Clinton) campaign, I watched President Obama campaign – it is poetry… That’s not necessarily my forte’,’ says Hillary.

When I ask a couple of bystanders why they’d waited hours for a glimpse of a U.S. Cabinet secretary, they looked at me as if I were a moron: ‘She’s the most famous and powerful woman in the world. Who wouldn’t want to see her?’

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