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Clinton-tied politician donated $675K to campaign of FBI official's wife at start of email investigation

Instapundit quoting Wall Street JournalThe political organization of Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, an influential Democrat with longstanding ties to Bill and Hillary Clinton, gave nearly $500,000 to the election campaign of the wife of an official at the Federal Bureau of Investigation who later helped oversee the investigation into Mrs. Clinton’s email use.

Campaign finance records show Mr. McAuliffe’s political-action committee donated $467,500 to the 2015 state Senate campaign of Dr. Jill McCabe, who is married to Andrew McCabe, now the deputy director of the FBI.

The Virginia Democratic Party, over which Mr. McAuliffe exerts considerable control, donated an additional $207,788 worth of support to Dr. McCabe’s campaign in the form of mailers, according to the records. That adds up to slightly more than $675,000 to her candidacy from entities either directly under Mr. McAuliffe’s control or strongly influenced by him. The figure represents more than a third of all the campaign funds Dr. McCabe raised in the effort.

Glenn also calls out the interesting timing of the bribe.... excuse me, donation.

The term of this is obstruction of justice. Official corruption.

2016-10-24 16:12:11.0 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Hillary wants to overturn Heller and the Second Amendment

2016-10-24 10:45:51.0 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]


2016-10-24 09:45:51.0 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Public Hillary versus Private Hillary

2016-10-23 10:45:51.0 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Hillary Clinton's Supreme Court

2016-10-23 09:45:51.0 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Hillary's Court

2016-10-22 10:45:51.0 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

About the election that isn't rigged...

PattericoCritics will argue that even if Trump fans are goaded into committing violence, they are legally and morally responsible if they start the violence. Even if that’s true, the protestors are, by the operatives’ own admission, going to the events for the express purpose of getting Trumpers to start violence...

Furthermore, the operatives are promoting the protests as spontaneous and unconnected with the DNC, and they are neither. They are scripted and absolutely directed by Hillary’s and the DNC’s henchmen.

Note well: these folks concede in the video that Hillary was aware of the work they do. And they don’t seem to think they are operating legally or morally; indeed, Foval discounts the idea of following what the “legal and ethics people say” — saying that “we need to win this motherf**ker.”

The Democrats are the party of dirty tricks. It's long past time the Republicans learned to ignore them and vote anyway.

2016-10-22 09:45:51.0 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

$1 million bribe from Qatar to the Clintons

Dallas NewsHacked emails published by Wikileaks this week appear to show Qatar pledging to donate $1 million to Hillary Clinton's family's charitable foundation, despite her promise to curb new donations by foreign governments while U.S. secretary of state.

It was a "birthday gift" to BJ Clinton. The Clintons did not report it to the State Department as a foreign gift, nor seek their approval.

2016-10-21 10:45:51.0 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

FBI agents have decided to talk.. but will it be too late?

Daily CallerDiGenova told WMAL radio’s Drive at Five last week, “People are starting to talk. They’re calling their former friends outside the bureau asking for help. We were asked to day to provide legal representation to people inside the bureau and agreed to do so and to former agents who want to come forward and talk. Comey thought this was going to go away.”

He explained, “It’s not. People inside the bureau are furious. They are embarrassed. They feel like they are being led by a hack but more than that that they think he’s a crook. They think he’s fundamentally dishonest. They have no confidence in him. The bureau inside right now is a mess.”

He added, “The most important thing of all is that the agents have decided that they are going to talk.”

That's actually not the most important thing of all. The most important thing of all is still an open question. The question is, "Will the FBI agents who have decided to talk actually be able to talk before the election?"

2016-10-21 09:45:51.0 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Evidence before promises

PJMediaPut briefly: If Donald Trump believes—as many of us do—that the FBI is corrupt, the Justice Department is corrupt, the other party is hiring violent paid thugs to disrupt his campaign rallies, that no one knows who is really registered to vote, that the press is stratospherically biased, and that his opponent, backed up by all those corrupt entities, should have been indicted, why would a patriot, or for that matter someone who is even routinely honest, necessarily accept the results of the election of that opponent?

Ben Franklin wouldn't. Thomas Jefferson wouldn't. James Madison wouldn't. Sam Adams wouldn't. Of course, those guys were revolutionaries. These days we're just, you know, "good citizens" who obey the rules and move on. With that kind of behavior in the past, our country wouldn't even be here. But never mind.

I have absolutely no problem with Trump saying he would wait to look at the election results -- and presumably any necessary recounts and investigations of voter fraud -- before deciding whether or not to accept the results. That's what serious people do: they look at the evidence before making promises.

The evidence about our elections so far isn't exactly promising. Voter fraud is rampant with few safeguards in place to prevent it. Democrat political machines run the cities, and the dead walk to the voting booth in California. In New York, multiple Democrats admit on hidden camera to large-scale vote fraud and inciting violence.

Trump would have to be nuts -- or just eager to lose -- if he chose to concede a close election before looking at it closely.

2016-10-20 13:07:37.0 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Bill Whittle on the third debate

Bill WhittleWhat I had seen from him before – and this is his entire appeal, I think – was a candidate willing to fight back and not simply stand there like Gentleman Jim and let these immoral, duplicitous bastards make mincemeat out of us unopposed. He whipped the living hell out of that woman tonight, and every time that fake Hillary smile appeared it looked more and more desperate. In fact, immediately after the debate she looked like she was about to cry.

So. I have gone from a Donald Trump supporter to an enthusiastic Donald Trump supporter. Anyone who calls the Clinton Foundation a criminal enterprise to that criminal’s face; anyone who points out, repeatedly, just how stupidly the United States has behaved under Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama; and anyone who has the guts and the timing to say “What a nasty woman” to that thoroughly nasty woman is the kind of person I have been waiting to see.

Is it too late? I don’t know. Maybe the show’s not over until the fat lady goes to prison.

It was obvious, in retrospect, that the third debate was different. Part of that was the moderator, who asked tough questions on both sides and wasn't blatantly pro-Hillary while focusing mostly on policy. (Congratulations, Chris. I didn't think you had it in you.) Part of it was Trump showing determination to stick to the high road and discuss policy. I think most of it was a hard-to-define sense that Trump was finally taking this thing seriously. Hillary was her usual well-polished, factually-challenged self, but Trump was suddenly exuding discipline and demonstrating his command of the issues rather than the insults.

I don't think that Trump's performance is going to change the mind of anyone committed to Hillary, but he's converting people who were reluctant to back him because they doubted his seriousness into supporters. Some within his own party and some independents. Really, anyone who can see through Hillary's lies but was reluctant to back Trump because of his personality got to see a sober, serious, disciplined and knowledgeable Trump tonight.

Maybe it will be enough.

As for me? Well, as the saying goes, you go to war with the Trump you've got rather than the Cruz you wanted... but you still go to war.

2016-10-20 12:43:05.0 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

The Case for Trump

What he said.

I'm not fond of either candidate. But I know damn well which one is worse.

2016-10-20 10:45:51.0 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Early voting opens in North Carolina today

No Lawyers

Thanks to his change in position on key Second Amendment issues, DONALD TRUMP now holds a GRNC 3-star (***) evaluation. He may or may not be your first choice, but make no mistake: The election of Hillary Clinton to POTUS absolutely will allow her to make at least one (and probably more than one) Supreme Court appointment – this from a candidate who is on record as saying the SCOTUS decisions affirming an individual right to arms are “wrong.” Without doubt, such a Clinton Supreme Court would reverse both the Heller and McDonald decisions and pave the way for massive gun bans. Beyond Clinton’s fundamental and pervasive corruption, she is on record as supporting semi-auto bans, universal gun registration (a/k/a/ “universal background checks”), and Australia-style gun confiscation. If Democrats also gain control of the US Senate (see below), the Senate Majority Leader will be Sen. Charles Schumer – a dedicated, long-term opponent of gun rights. Do not for a moment think you can “sit this one out” simply because you don’t like either candidate. It is your duty to keep Hillary Clinton out of the Oval Office.


In this closely contested race which could be key to control of the US Senate, GRNC-PVF recommends Republican RICHARD BURR. With a 91%* pro-gun voting record, Burr holds GRNC’s highest 4-star (****) evaluation. Opponent Deborah Ross has a long history of antagonism toward both gun rights and traditional American values. Beyond her abysmal 21% voting record, as NC House Judiciary Chair, Ross was responsible for killing one of GRNC’s first Castle Doctrine bills, despite the fact that it had cleared the Senate and was sponsored by a fellow Democrat. In fairness, with a 94% survey, Libertarian Sean Haugh also earned a GRNC 4-star evaluation. Because he will likely garner less than 5% of the vote, however, a vote for Haugh is a vote to put anti-gun Deborah Ross in the Senate and to potentially give Hillary Clinton the votes needed to pass gun control.

If the 2nd Amendment is to mean anything, Hillary must lose. She has openly advocated for destroying part of the Bill of Rights.

You don't have to like Trump. You just have to understand that the choice is between Trump and someone who rejects the principle of self-defense and the human rights upon which our nation was founded.

2016-10-20 10:29:20.0 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

California asks to compel fingerprint unlock from everyone in a building

ForbesIn what’s believed to be an unprecedented attempt to bypass the security of Apple iPhones, or any smartphone that uses fingerprints to unlock, California’s top cops asked to enter a residence and force anyone inside to use their biometric information to open their mobile devices.

FORBES found a court filing, dated May 9 2016, in which the Department of Justice sought to search a Lancaster, California, property. But there was a more remarkable aspect of the search, as pointed out in the memorandum: “authorization to depress the fingerprints and thumbprints of every person who is located at the SUBJECT PREMISES during the execution of the search and who is reasonably believed by law enforcement to be the user of a fingerprint sensor-enabled device that is located at the SUBJECT PREMISES and falls within the scope of the warrant.” The warrant was not available to the public, nor were other documents related to the case.

This is why locking your phone with a fingerprint is a bad idea. You can be compelled to provide your fingerprint very easily. It's harder (but not impossible) to compel you to provide a password.

That said, I see serious problems with this warrant on both 4th and 5th amendment grounds. Where is the probable cause for every phone in the building? That's not very specific.

Thu Oct 20 09:45:51 CDT 2016 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Project Veritas part 2: Mass Voter Fraud

2016-10-19 23:14:44.0 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Third Presidential Debate

First question is about the Supreme Court. Trump says he will appoint justices who uphold the 2nd Amendment. The language is clearly unfamiliar to him, but he's trying. Question to Hillary brings up her opposition to the 2nd Amendment in the form of criticizing the Heller case. She lies and says she supports the 2nd Amendment but immediately comes back with "reasonable regulations", and says that the 2nd Amendment allows people to "kill you". She supports things like closing the "gun show loophole" that doesn't exist. She lies and says she was talking about how the Supreme Court applied the 2nd Amendment in the Heller case, mentioning "toddlers with guns" by which I assume she means safe storage laws. That was a tiny part of the Heller case.

Trump gets a followup, but the moderators interrupt him to ask Hillary to repeat her talking points. She hits the "safe storage" point and lies about supporting the 2nd amendment "except for reasonable regulations" again.

Reminder: The Heller case was about a complete ban on functional firearms within the District of Columbia.

Tag back to Trump who says Chicago has the toughest gun control laws and the worst gun crime. Good point. He says he will appoint justices who are strong on the 2nd Amendment. Good closing. Moderators moving on to abortion, below the fold...

Overall impressions... Actually a substantive debate that focuses on issues. Only occasional digressions into personal attacks. Hillary was more polished, but she can't help making all sorts of checkable lies, and her polished policy positions are generally the wrong ones. Trump mostly avoided being detailed about policies, and occasionally was obviously reciting what he had memorized, but did have the right specifics and facts to back him up. When he did go into detail, mostly on taxes, he hit it well. Hillary was left making absurd claims about how she would grow the economy by raising taxes. It was absurd bullshit, but very polished absurd bullshit. Trump's domestic economic policies, on the other hand, are likely to work. (His trade policies are an open question).

If you measure the winner by who shifted closer to the other's policies, I think Hillary shifted a lot closer to Trump. She wants amnesty, but consistently called for border enforcement along with amnesty and even attacked Trump for using illegal alien construction workers. She also shifted on trade, her "public position" is that TPP is a bad idea now. Her private position is open borders, amnesty, and pro-TPP. So she shifted the most towards Trump, and thus Trump won.

If you care about the Supreme Court, I think Trump won pretty solidly on that. Pro-gun, pro-life. Hillary had to lie about the 2nd Amendment there, and kept coming back with "reasonable regulations" which gun owners know is poll-tested code words for gun control. And she was unashamed about supporting abortion.

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2016-10-19 22:02:41.0 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Project Veritas: Rigging the Election

2016-10-19 10:45:51.0 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

White House lawyers tied directly to IRS abuse

Government ExecutiveIn the latest in a long effort to prove White House interference with the Internal Revenue Service, the right-leaning legal group Cause of Action Institute released a 67-page investigative report saying President Obama has “circumvented the congressionally created and authorized procedures for accessing confidential taxpayer information.”

The Obama team allegedly accomplished the interference by “relying on individual consent forms that were never intended for use by the president,” Cause of Action wrote. “The practice has allowed the president to avoid the reporting requirements and limitations placed on presidential access to taxpayer information by the Tax Reform Act of 1976.”

The Cause of Action press release and full report are available.

Note that this doesn't tie Obama to the full Lois Lerner oppressive regime, but rather focuses on Obama's practice of using lawyers who worked on the IRS cases with the groups he wanted to target (and were thus required to have access to tax information otherwise confidential to do their jobs). Those lawyers don't forget that information when they move on to a new position, and while normally this would be a relatively harmless practice had those lawyers respected their confidentiality obligations, in at least two cases it appears they did not.

For evidence of intent, we have the fact that those lawyers were not given taxpayer privacy training since 2009 (when Obama entered office), and the fact that Obama is the first president to recruit from the DOJ tax division.

And remember when Lois Lerner provided the DOJ and FBI with a "hit list" of organizational data she wanted them to target?

There sure are a lot of dots here, how hard can it really be to connect them?

2016-10-19 09:45:51.0 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Judicial Watch uncovers flood of refugees entering the US

Judicial WatchThrongs of Haitians, Africans, Russians, Armenians and Guatemalans are being admitted into the United States via the Mexican border with virtually no vetting for security or health risks, high level Homeland Security officials told Judicial Watch this week. Overwhelmed and understaffed border agents are bombarded daily with an onslaught of immigrants from these countries and have been ordered by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to process them as refugees with “credible fear.” Most are camping out in Mexican border towns and going “port shopping” before gaining entry to the U.S., according to federal officials whose identities must be kept anonymous because they fear retaliation. The ports “are unlike anything I’ve ever seen,” said Patricia Cramer, a veteran border agent who serves as president of the U.S. Customs employee union in the Tucson, Arizona sector.

One federal agent at the San Luis Port of entry in Arizona described the situation as a “mass crisis, like a third-world country.” A DHS supervisor in the region told Judicial Watch that the agency has issued an order from Washington D.C. to all agents: “No one is allowed to speak to the media.” The veteran DHS official said that to accommodate the influx border agencies have suspended regular business and “people that have actually gone through all the legal and proper ways to get documents are being shoved to the side.” One frustrated DHS official in the border region said she has never seen this type of rampant lawlessness throughout a lengthy career with the government. “The elected government officials claim we are against terrorism yet they are not doing anything to actually prevent terrorists from entering the country,” the DHS supervisor said, adding that the public should show up at ports of entry to see firsthand the problems border agents face every day.

I'm really running out of words to express my outrage at this abuse of our laws.

2016-10-18 10:45:51.0 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Hillary prepping an executive order on guns

PJMediaLoser Russ Feingold was on the campaign trail in Wisconsin trying to win his Senate seat back when he was recorded at a fundraiser saying that Hillary Clinton might issue an executive order on guns.

Further on in the video, Feingold says: “But what I do is I go with the majority view of the people of the state, which is very common sense. They believe there should be background checks. Overwhelmingly, they believe there should be background checks for the internet and for gun shows.”

There already are background checks for guns purchased on the internet and at gun shows. This is a lie the left tells and dupes keep believing it. What the Democrats want to do is stop private sales.

What the left wants to do about guns is anything they can actually make stick. Big slice or little slice, so long as they get to take slices and we never do, they win in the end. And Obama has demonstrated that the Republicans in office cannot effectively respond to executive overreach.

2016-10-18 09:45:51.0 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Wikileaks founder Assange has internet access cut by state actor

MSN NewsWikiLeaks says that founder Julian Assange's internet access has been cut by an unidentified state actor. Few other details were immediately available.

Assange has been up holed up at the Ecuadorean Embassy in London for more than four years after skipping bail to avoid being extradited over sex crimes allegations.

The cramped quarters haven't prevented the Australian transparency activist from working and WikiLeaks continues to deliver scoops, including revelations that have rattled Hillary Clinton's campaign for president as the U.S. election enters its final stretch.

Surely Hillary will call for his internet access to be restored promptly... following her election.

2016-10-17 16:45:51.0 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

About that media conspiracy that doesn't exist...

Newsbuster quoting Margaret Sullivan of the Washington PostI mean, there are media outlets, there are newspapers, there are cable TV stations, there are network news, but there is no, sort of, little group called “the media” that gets together and decides to do terrible things to Donald Trump. How do you prove that? It's a reality check.

I don't even need five words to destroy her. One will do. Journolist.

2016-10-17 15:45:51.0 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Rampant voter fraud

The FederalistIndeed according to a Pew Research report from February 2012, one in eight voter registrations are “significantly inaccurate or no longer valid.” Since there are 146 million Americans registered to vote, this translates to a stunning 18 million invalid voter registrations on the books. Further, “More than 1.8 million deceased individuals are listed as voters, and approximately 2.75 million people have registrations in more than one state.” Numbers of this scale obviously provide ripe opportunity for fraud.

Those millions of votes can, and will, swing elections.

2016-10-17 14:45:51.0 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Coming full circle on Waco

American ThinkerBefore Benghazi, before the e-mail scandal, before the numerous allegations of impropriety involving the Clinton Foundation, there was Waco. On April 19, 1993, a few short months into Bill Clinton’s first presidential term, nearly 80 men, women, and children perished at Mt. Carmel, their religious community and home near Waco, Texas. A Federal investigation into the tragedy in 2000 found that government agents were not responsible for the deaths of Davidian civilians — that the sect members who died there had committed mass suicide, similar to the Kool-Aid drinking by Jim Jones’ aficionados, but more violent. This verdict was significant, given the allegations by Davidian survivors and relatives that sect members had been shot as they tried to flee their burning buildings. And while many laid blame for the outcome at the feet of then-Attorney General Janet Reno, there are claims that Hillary Clinton was actually the one in charge.

More than any other single incident, the massacre at Waco formed my opinions of government. Without a trial, government agents empowered to collect taxes undertook an armed raid on a small collection of buildings inhabited by a peaceful religious sect. When those individuals fired in self-defense, a months-long standoff took place. It ended only when the government chose to burn the compound to the ground while pumping it full of tear gas and shooting anyone who tried to leave. Around 80 people died, murdered by their own government.

And the person responsible may be running for president.

2016-10-17 13:45:51.0 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

The Democrats are conducting terror attacks on Republicans...

Someone appears to have firebombed the Republican HQ in Orange County, along with graffiti leaving the motive in relatively little doubt. It's worth noting that the Clintons have a history of firebombing people who become inconvenient, although we don't know who was responsible for this attack yet.

UPDATE: Delaware county Republican party HQ has a brick thrown through the window.

2016-10-17 12:45:51.0 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]
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