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Thu Nov 5, 2015, 11:23 AM

 

Bernie Sanders: Hillary Clinton's Emails Deserve Scrutiny

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who declared during last month's Democratic presidential debate that "the American people are sick and tired" of hearing about Hillary Clinton's private email account, on Wednesday defended a federal probe into the matter and said it should continue.

“You get 12 seconds to say these things,” Sanders told The Wall Street Journal, referring to his comments at the debate. “There’s an investigation going on right now. I did not say, ‘End the investigation.’ That’s silly. ... Let the investigation proceed unimpeded.


In Wednesday's interview, Sanders clarified that his comments were not meant to dismiss the controversy over Clinton's use of a private email server while she was secretary of state. He said federal agencies examining Clinton's emails have raised “valid questions,” such as whether the emails contained classified information.

Sanders, with his lead in polls of early voting states like Iowa and New Hampshire slipping, said he intends to go after Clinton more aggressively on the campaign trail. Though he insisted he won't attack Clinton personally, he has stepped up attacks on her policy positions, attempting to contrast himself as a more consistent progressive voice and paint Clinton as a political opportunist.


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/bernie-sanders-hillary-clinton-emails_563ac204e4b0307f2cac16ef

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Reply Bernie Sanders: Hillary Clinton's Emails Deserve Scrutiny (Original post)
YoungDemCA Nov 2015 OP
Renew Deal Nov 2015 #1
YoungDemCA Nov 2015 #4
artislife Nov 2015 #19
restorefreedom Nov 2015 #48
riversedge Nov 2015 #49
NurseJackie Nov 2015 #2
99Forever Nov 2015 #3
frylock Nov 2015 #31
99Forever Nov 2015 #37
NuclearDem Nov 2015 #44
frylock Nov 2015 #47
JackInGreen Nov 2015 #5
winter is coming Nov 2015 #16
aidbo Nov 2015 #30
Tierra_y_Libertad Nov 2015 #6
Cha Nov 2015 #7
NorthCarolina Nov 2015 #14
Cha Nov 2015 #26
artislife Nov 2015 #20
DemocratSinceBirth Nov 2015 #8
KittyWampus Nov 2015 #35
DemocratSinceBirth Nov 2015 #38
JaneyVee Nov 2015 #9
DemocratSinceBirth Nov 2015 #12
artislife Nov 2015 #21
Godhumor Nov 2015 #10
JonLeibowitz Nov 2015 #22
artislife Nov 2015 #23
BainsBane Nov 2015 #11
Bernin4U Nov 2015 #13
kath Nov 2015 #40
ismnotwasm Nov 2015 #15
MrWendel Nov 2015 #17
artislife Nov 2015 #24
Renew Deal Nov 2015 #27
artislife Nov 2015 #29
Renew Deal Nov 2015 #32
artislife Nov 2015 #33
MrWendel Nov 2015 #36
artislife Nov 2015 #39
MrWendel Nov 2015 #43
Renew Deal Nov 2015 #46
aikoaiko Nov 2015 #18
artislife Nov 2015 #25
yardwork Nov 2015 #28
DemocratSinceBirth Nov 2015 #34
Agnosticsherbet Nov 2015 #41
MrWendel Nov 2015 #42
Nye Bevan Nov 2015 #45

Response to YoungDemCA (Original post)

Thu Nov 5, 2015, 11:26 AM

1. Flippity floppity

Desperation induced flip flopping

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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 5, 2015, 11:34 AM

4. Nah, Sanders is just revealing himself to be a politician

 

Just like anyone in his position. He's been a member of Congress for the past few decades and the mayor of Vermont's largest city. Gotta have at least some political instincts to do that.

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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 5, 2015, 12:41 PM

19. Maybe he was said that so the entire debate

 

wasn't about her self inflicted wounds and was about things that are actually affecting the people.

I don't feel sorry at all for anything H has brought on herself. Not one iota. She has enough tragic flaws to warrent the scrutiny.

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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 5, 2015, 01:58 PM

48. there was no flip flop, but nice try

he never came out publicly and said that the investigation should stop, he just said we needed to focus on the issues and let the investigation proceed on its own course. But don't let facts get in the way of good argument.

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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 6, 2015, 02:36 AM

49. Back-tracking on this makes his look mean-spirited.

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Response to YoungDemCA (Original post)

Thu Nov 5, 2015, 11:30 AM

2. Maybe his newly-hired pollsters told him this would be a good move.

(Bernie should probably ask for a refund.)

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Response to YoungDemCA (Original post)

Thu Nov 5, 2015, 11:33 AM

3. And since she did nothing wrong...

...Hillary should welcome an investigation proving her righteousness.

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Response to 99Forever (Reply #3)

Thu Nov 5, 2015, 12:57 PM

31. If you have nothing to hide....

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Response to frylock (Reply #31)

Thu Nov 5, 2015, 01:17 PM

37. Only the wicked flee when no one pursues.

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Response to frylock (Reply #31)

Thu Nov 5, 2015, 01:25 PM

44. --Every Surveillance State Apologist Ever

 

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Response to NuclearDem (Reply #44)

Thu Nov 5, 2015, 01:54 PM

47. I didn't vote for USAPATRIOT..

you know who did?

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Response to YoungDemCA (Original post)

Thu Nov 5, 2015, 11:34 AM

5. Did anyone listen to him post debate

When he clarified this on the spot when asked immediately after leaving the stage? Or is this for shit slinging only?

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Response to JackInGreen (Reply #5)

Thu Nov 5, 2015, 12:27 PM

16. Apparently, no one listened to him, and few remember that clip was shortened

to rob it of its original context... that Bernie was calling out the media for obsessing on the emails when there are a lot of issues that should be discussed.

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Response to winter is coming (Reply #16)

Thu Nov 5, 2015, 12:55 PM

30. Yarp.

 

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Response to YoungDemCA (Original post)

Thu Nov 5, 2015, 11:35 AM

6. As they should. She's not yet above the law.

 

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Response to YoungDemCA (Original post)

Thu Nov 5, 2015, 11:44 AM

7. No that doesn't smack of desperation.

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Response to Cha (Reply #7)

Thu Nov 5, 2015, 12:05 PM

14. So, I was banned from the HRC group by Cha for posting this in reponse

 

to the claim that Bernie is backtracking on the Hillary email investigation.

Wrong. Sanders, in regard to the Clinton emails,said that there was an investigation currently underway and that it should be allowed to play out, and that because of this it is not necessary for the total of our political discussions in the media to be laser focused on the email issue at the expense of discussing other issues important to the American people. Not difficult to discern IF YOU PAY ATTENTION.

I can clearly see the problem Clinton supporters have with Bernie now. They are simply incapable of ever hearing and comprehending accurately the entirety of his statements.


Actually, I didn't realize it was in the HRC group since the OP didn't mention it and I didn't check. But really, even if it IS the HRC group does that mean it is a fact free group ONLY?

Oh, and now that this person has banned me from the group, THEN they respond to my posting where I cannot respond further.

I guess they can't handle the truth.

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Response to NorthCarolina (Reply #14)

Thu Nov 5, 2015, 12:49 PM

26. Damn straight. You don't come into a protected group and start insulting its members. Just like

I wouldn't go into BS' Group and insult its members.

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Response to Cha (Reply #7)

Thu Nov 5, 2015, 12:42 PM

20. Lolz...

 

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Response to YoungDemCA (Original post)

Thu Nov 5, 2015, 11:45 AM

8. He must be trying lines that fancy pollster he hired told him have resonance.

EOM

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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Reply #8)

Thu Nov 5, 2015, 01:15 PM

35. Ah, but with whom do those lines resonate with?

 

Republicans, for sure.

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Response to KittyWampus (Reply #35)

Thu Nov 5, 2015, 01:17 PM

38. Exactly...

I am not a political strategist but I don't think slamming Hillary for her private server will get him much traction with Democrats.

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Response to YoungDemCA (Original post)

Thu Nov 5, 2015, 11:46 AM

9. His only defining debate moment and he decides to walk it back?

 

He needs a new strategist.

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Response to JaneyVee (Reply #9)

Thu Nov 5, 2015, 11:49 AM

12. But Tad Devine did such a great job for Presidents Mondale, Gore, and Kerry

EOM

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Response to JaneyVee (Reply #9)

Thu Nov 5, 2015, 12:43 PM

21. Lolz...

 

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Response to YoungDemCA (Original post)

Thu Nov 5, 2015, 11:46 AM

10. This appears to add credence to the report that he intended the "damned emails" comment as an attack

And HRC coopted it instead. If so, fantastic maneuvering by her.

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Response to Godhumor (Reply #10)

Thu Nov 5, 2015, 12:43 PM

22. LOL Good One

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Response to Godhumor (Reply #10)

Thu Nov 5, 2015, 12:44 PM

23. Lolz...

 

"Fantastic maneuvering"

you might want to swap "typical" in for "fantastic".

That's h, maneuvering all over the place since 1992.

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Response to YoungDemCA (Original post)

Thu Nov 5, 2015, 11:48 AM

11. "With Hillary Clinton’s Lead Growing, Now Bernie Sanders Cares About Her Damn Emails"

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Response to YoungDemCA (Original post)

Thu Nov 5, 2015, 11:55 AM

13. Still more cluelessness

It was an attack on the media's obsession with this one issue.

It was not an exoneration of her conduct, nor a condemnation of the ongoing FBI investigation.

I guess if if you didn't get that the first time, no reason to believe his simple clarification will help.

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Response to Bernin4U (Reply #13)

Thu Nov 5, 2015, 01:18 PM

40. Exactly. Those of us with more than a few neurons to rub together understood this the first time.

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Response to YoungDemCA (Original post)

Thu Nov 5, 2015, 12:20 PM

15. Heh!

No surprises here.

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Response to YoungDemCA (Original post)

Thu Nov 5, 2015, 12:36 PM

17. LOL

Then:

-"Nobody cares about your damn emails!"

-Benghazi hearings(11 Hour testimony slapping around the Republicans)

Now:

-Momentum and High poll numbers

-"Everybody should care about your damn emails!"

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Response to MrWendel (Reply #17)

Thu Nov 5, 2015, 12:45 PM

24. Still more to come out!

 

A thorough investigation. Right on.

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Response to artislife (Reply #24)

Thu Nov 5, 2015, 12:52 PM

27. I'm sure you hope so

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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #27)

Thu Nov 5, 2015, 12:54 PM

29. I do!!

 

It is like watching a bad B movie with the main character forgetting to pack water, or fill up the gas tank or not take a map. Something is going to happen out of that lapse of judgment.

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Response to artislife (Reply #29)

Thu Nov 5, 2015, 12:58 PM

32. Trey Gowdy thanks you for your support

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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #32)

Thu Nov 5, 2015, 01:00 PM

33. Ha ha ha ha

 

You think that there is only one reason to care and only one group.

Life is rather simple for one who thinks that way.

Self inflicted wounds, lots of them since 1992. And before.

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Response to artislife (Reply #33)

Thu Nov 5, 2015, 01:16 PM

36. This might be your second chance at disappointment

since you didn't get the desired result the first time after the 11 hour Benghazi committee.

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Response to MrWendel (Reply #36)

Thu Nov 5, 2015, 01:18 PM

39. There is still a chance...lolz

 

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Response to artislife (Reply #39)

Thu Nov 5, 2015, 01:22 PM

43. Well played.

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Response to artislife (Reply #33)

Thu Nov 5, 2015, 01:32 PM

46. Yes. Nader voters are another self inflicted wound

The entire "there is no difference between Bush and Gore" nonsense backfired big time.

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Response to YoungDemCA (Original post)

Thu Nov 5, 2015, 12:37 PM

18. I now understand why HRC supporters don't think she flipflops -- they don't understand the term.


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Response to aikoaiko (Reply #18)

Thu Nov 5, 2015, 12:46 PM

25. ^^ this nt

 

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Response to YoungDemCA (Original post)

Thu Nov 5, 2015, 12:53 PM

28. Disappointing. I thought his debate comment was gracious and sensible.

Now he's walking it back. Looks like it was true that he didn't mean to sound gracious and sensible. He loses the high road.

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Response to yardwork (Reply #28)

Thu Nov 5, 2015, 01:10 PM

34. That was then. This is now. Isn't that the way the old saw goes? /nt

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Response to YoungDemCA (Original post)

Thu Nov 5, 2015, 01:20 PM

41. So you have now joined the Republican With hunt.

that even they admit is nothing more than a witch hunt to hurt Hillary Clinton.

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Response to YoungDemCA (Original post)

Thu Nov 5, 2015, 01:20 PM

42. I guess this...



pic can be retired now and replaced with this...

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Response to YoungDemCA (Original post)

Thu Nov 5, 2015, 01:31 PM

45. I always thought it was a big strategic mistake for Bernie to neutralize the email issue.

Not surprising given his poll numbers that he's walking back on this.

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