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Bill USA

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Quotes I like: "Prediction is very difficult, especially concerning the future." "There are some things so serious that you have to laugh at them.” __ Niels Bohr Given his contribution to the establishment of quantum mechanics, I guess it's not surprising he had such a quirky of sense of humor. ......................."Deliberate misinterpretation and misrepresentation of another's position is a basic technique of (dis)information processing" __ I said that

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Nine Times Reporters Botched The Facts On Hillary Clinton's Emails - Media Matters

.. I could only excerpt part of one example.

http://mediamatters.org/research/2016/07/05/nine-times-reporters-botched-facts-hillary-clintons-emails/211339


Politico Reported Clinton Violated 2005 Rule Against Personal Email Accounts

Politico: “Clinton Private Email Violated 'Clear-Cut' State Dept. Rules.” In an article headlined “Clinton private email violated 'clear-cut' State Dept. rules,” Politico reported, “The State Department has had a policy in place since 2005 to warn officials against routine use of personal email accounts for government work.” The article went on say the regulation was “in force during Hillary Clinton’s tenure as secretary of state” and “appears to be at odds with her reliance on a private email for agency business.” From the March 5, 2015, piece:


The State Department has had a policy in place since 2005 to warn officials against routine use of personal email accounts for government work, a regulation in force during Hillary Clinton’s tenure as secretary of state that appears to be at odds with her reliance on a private email for agency business, POLITICO has learned.

The policy, detailed in a manual for agency employees, adds clarity to an issue at the center of a growing controversy over Clinton’s reliance on a private email account. Aides to Clinton, as well as State Department officials, have suggested that she did nothing inappropriate because of fuzzy guidelines and lack of specific rules on when and how official documents had to be preserved during her years as secretary. (Politico, 3/5/15)


But Exemptions In 2005 Rule Could Allow Private Email Account

CNN: 2005 Rule “Filled With Exemptions That Could Allow Clinton To Use A Private Account.” A CNN report noted that the 2005 guidelines “were filled with exemptions that could allow Clinton to use a private account.” The article also noted that Clinton “was not automatically in violation of State Department policy when she exclusively used a private email during her four years as America's top diplomat.” From the March 6, 2015, article:
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PredictIt has Clinton at .68, Trump: .33 ... betting sites are better predictors than polls

https://www.predictit.org/Browse/Group/67/National

Understanding Hillary - Why the Clinton America sees isn’t the Clinton colleagues know - Ezra Klein

http://www.vox.com/a/hillary-clinton-interview/the-gap-listener-leadership-quality

I’ve come to call it “the Gap.” There is the Hillary Clinton I watch on the nightly news and that I read described in the press. She is careful, calculated, cautious. Her speeches can sound like executive summaries from a committee report, the product of too many authors, too many voices, and too much fear of offense.

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And then there is the Hillary Clinton described to me by people who have worked with her, people I admire, people who understand Washington in ways I never will. Their Hillary Clinton is spoken of in superlatives: brilliant, funny, thoughtful, effective. She inspires a rare loyalty in ex-staff, and an unusual protectiveness even among former foes.

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Her explanation for the Gap is simple enough. “There’s a lot of behavioral science that if you attack someone endlessly — even if none of what you say is true — the very fact of attacking that person raises doubts and creates a negative perspective,” she says. “As someone Exhibit A on that — since it has been a long time that I’ve been in that position — I get that.”

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The answers startled me in their consistency. Every single person brought up, in some way or another, the exact same quality they feel leads Clinton to excel in governance and struggle in campaigns. On the one hand, that makes my job as a reporter easy. There actually is an answer to the question. On the other hand, it makes my job as a writer harder: It isn’t a very satisfying answer to the question, at least not when you first hear it.

Hillary Clinton, they said over and over again, listens.
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I certainly admire Ezra Klein. But I still think the answer is the effectiveness of disinformation and the Big Lie. But the disinformation assault on Hillary has been as successful as it has been in large part because of the active participation of the sycophantic M$M who consistently treat the Big Lie as if it's a Given Truth. Also, of course, you need a large segment of the public to be too lazy to think critically ... or just to think! .. for the Big Lies to work. We certainly know how to market a product in the U.S. The GOP has been successfully marketing Big Lies about the Clintons for decades.

This is the 7,673rd time Maureen Dowd has written this column! What a gig! - Norman Ornstein

Congratulations! This is the 7,673rd time Maureen Dowd has written this column! What a gig! - Norman Ornstein


Dowd's most recent character assassination of Hillary Clinton: The Clinton Contamination

Clinton's base support solid. Among Sanders fans, 79% will vote for Clinton - PEW Research 6/30/2016

http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/main/2016/06/presidential-race-shaping-up-similarly-to-2012.html#more

"among Democrats and independents with a favorable opinion of Sanders 79% are voting for Clinton to 7% for Trump, 3% for Stein, and 2% for Johnson with 9% remaining undecided"

... (poll was taken June 27-28, before Sanders endorsement of Clinton)

Comey's statement shows Hillary did not lie (if you decipher what he said)

https://bluenationreview.com/comey-statement-on-emails-proves-hillary-clinton-did-not-lie/


According to Comey, the year-long investigation of 55,000 Hillary emails did not reveal a single email clearly marked classified. Only three — just three — of Hillary’s emails “bore markings indicating the presence of classified information.” “Bore markings” is not the same thing as “marked classified.” In his July 7 testimony before Congress, Comey said that those markings were simply a (c) somewhere in the body of the email and nothing in the header or subject line. He further stated that they were improperly marked and that it was reasonable for Hillary to assume they were not classified.

Additionally, two of those emails are now known to have been mismarked as a result of “human error.” They did not contain classified information.

Here’s what those two emails were about:


One email, dated Aug. 2, 2012, noted that Kofi Annan, the former secretary general of the United Nations, was stepping down as special envoy trying to mediate the war in Syria. A second one, sent in April 2012, discussed Mrs. Clinton’s call to the newly inaugurated president of Malawi.


Absent that pair of emails, Hillary’s opponents are left with this, from Comey’s statement: “110 e-mails in 52 e-mail chains have been determined by the owning agency to contain classified information at the time they were sent or received.”

Let’s break that down. 110 out of 55,000 emails are said to have contained classified information. That’s just 0.2 percent of her emails. Crucially, these emails were not marked classified. And there is absolutely no indication or accusation that classified markings were concealed or removed.
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PBS Newshour sounding board 4 GOP Disinformation in report on GOP-Comey anti-Clinton campaign speech

PBS Newshour , July 7, ever eager to score points with the fascists party, had a 'report' on the Interrrogation of FBI Dir. James Comey. They included Trey Gowdy's question and Comey's answer re classified material in Clionton's emails...


http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/did-clinton-get-off-easy-house-committee-grills-fbis-comey/


REP. TREY GOWDY (R), South Carolina: Secretary Clinton said, “I didn’t e-mail any classified material to anyone on my e-mail. There is no classified material.” Was that true?

JAMES COMEY: There was classified material e-mailed.




... but my, my, they left out the question from Rep Cartwright about the LACK of a Classified Header - whicch is REQUIRED on any document which contains Classified Information...


(note this is from the transcript of the proceedings of a House subcommittee hearing and as such is in the public record and not subject to copyright protections)


MATT CARTWRIGHT: You were asked about markings on a few documents, I have the manual here, marking national classified security information. And I don't think you were given a full chance to talk about those three documents with the little c's on them. Were they properly documented? Were they properly marked according to the manual?


JAMES COMEY: No.

MATT CARTWRIGHT: According to the manual, if you're going to classify something, there has to be a header on the document? Right?

JAMES COMEY: Correct.

MATT CARTWRIGHT: Was there a header on the three documents that we've discussed today that had the little c in the text someplace?

JAMES COMEY: No. There were three e-mails, the c was in the body, in the text, but there was no header on the email or in the text.

MATT CARTWRIGHT: So if Secretary Clinton really were an expert about what's classified and what's not classified and we're following the manual, the absence of a header would tell her immediately that those three documents were not classified. Am I correct in that?

JAMES COMEY: That would be a reasonable inference.


I wish Cartwright had asked Comey: "So when you said, 'There was classified material e-mailed', without the headers on those emails declaring the presence of classified material, what was your basis for saying that? .. or to put it another way,

........ when you said, 'There was classified material e-mailed'.... Mr. Comey, WAS THAT TRUE?"




Always nice to see PBS doing its best to ingratiate itself with the GOP by helping spread their Big Lies.

Gee, I wonder why the public is so confused about so many things going on in Washington???


How is this lock appropriate, & not an indication of Bernie fan intolerance and over-sensitivity

Hillary Clinton Outlasts Neo-McCarthyism Era in Congress - Yeah, well it's still alive & well on DU!

Comey admits Classified materials were NOT PROPERLY MARKED

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2016/07/07/1546038/-Comey-tanks-key-GOP-talking-point-admits-classified-materials-were-not-properly-marked
(emphases my own)
In the coming months, you can bank on the fact that at every opportunity—when he isn’t busy defending his anti-Semitic tweets—Donald Trump will wave his stumpy-fingered hands around while screeching “Hillary lied! She sent classified emails!” And like most of what comes out of his mouth, it will be a lie. A lie that is quite neatly exposed during this exchange at the most recent Republican-led investigation of an investigation of an investigation of an investigation that will somehow prove Hillary Clinton did … something:

MATT CARTWRIGHT: You were asked about markings on a few documents, I have the manual here, marking national classified security information. And I don't think you were given a full chance to talk about those three documents with the little c's on them. Were they properly documented? Were they properly marked according to the manual?

JAMES COMEY: No.

MATT CARTWRIGHT: According to the manual, if you're going to classify something, there has to be a header on the document? Right?

JAMES COMEY: Correct.

MATT CARTWRIGHT: Was there a header on the three documents that we've discussed today that had the little c in the text someplace?

JAMES COMEY: No. There were three e-mails, the c was in the body, in the text, but there was no header on the email or in the text.

MATT CARTWRIGHT: So if Secretary Clinton really were an expert about what's classified and what's not classified and we're following the manual, the absence of a header would tell her immediately that those three documents were not classified. Am I correct in that?

JAMES COMEY: That would be a reasonable inference.
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(note: transcripts of Congressional hearings are a matter of public record and copyright protection does not apply)

Comey says "extreme carelessness", compared to what? how would U describe outing a covert CIA agent?

PLAME’S OUTING MORE SERIOUS THAN PREVIOUSLY REPORTED: CARRIES GRAVE IMPLICATIONS FOR U.S. NATIONAL SECURITY(emphasis my own)


RAW STORY: VALERIE PLAME’S OUTING HAS RESULTED IN “SEVERE” DAMAGE TO HER TEAM, “FRONT COMPANIES,” AND “COVER MECHANISM,” WHILE SIGNIFICANTLY HAMPERED THE CIA’S ABILITY TO MONITOR NUCLEAR PROLIFERATION IN IRAN FOR AS MUCH AS THE NEXT 10 YEARS.

The unmasking of covert CIA officer Valerie Plame Wilson by White House officials in 2003 caused significant damage to U.S. national security and its ability to counter nuclear proliferation abroad, RAW STORY has learned.

According to current and former intelligence officials, Plame Wilson, who worked on the clandestine side of the CIA in the Directorate of Operations as a non-official cover (NOC) officer, was part of an operation tracking distribution and acquisition of weapons of mass destruction technology to and from Iran.

Speaking under strict confidentiality, intelligence officials revealed heretofore unreported elements of Plame’s work. Their accounts suggest that Plame’s outing was more serious than has previously been reported and carries grave implications for U.S. national security and its ability to monitor Iran’s burgeoning nuclear program.

Read On….


To those who don't know, nobody was ever charged and found guilty of outing covert CIA agent Valerie Plame.


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