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Arkansas Granny

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Is it customary for the FBI to investigate cases of sexting? This question has been on my mind

for several days now. Sexting just doesn't seem to me to be a serious enough crime to involve Federal investigators. Would it be because the girl he was texting was underage, is because he has been a Representative in the past, is it because his estranged wife is Hillary's top aide? I don't know enough about this type of investigation to even guess why the FBI was involved in this.
Posted by Arkansas Granny | Mon Oct 31, 2016, 12:52 PM (11 replies)

James Comey broke with Loretta Lynch and Justice Department tradition

On Friday, James Comey, the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, acting independently of Attorney General Loretta Lynch, sent a letter to Congress saying that the F.B.I. had discovered e-mails that were potentially relevant to the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s private server. Coming less than two weeks before the Presidential election, Comey’s decision to make public new evidence that may raise additional legal questions about Clinton was contrary to the views of the Attorney General, according to a well-informed Administration official. Lynch expressed her preference that Comey follow the department’s longstanding practice of not commenting on ongoing investigations, and not taking any action that could influence the outcome of an election, but he said that he felt compelled to do otherwise.

Comey’s decision is a striking break with the policies of the Department of Justice, according to current and former federal legal officials. Comey, who is a Republican appointee of President Obama, has a reputation for integrity and independence, but his latest action is stirring an extraordinary level of concern among legal authorities, who see it as potentially affecting the outcome of the Presidential and congressional elections.

“You don’t do this,” one former senior Justice Department official exclaimed. “It’s aberrational. It violates decades of practice.” The reason, according to the former official, who asked not to be identified because of ongoing cases involving the department, “is because it impugns the integrity and reputation of the candidate, even though there’s no finding by a court, or in this instance even an indictment.”

Traditionally, the Justice Department has advised prosecutors and law enforcement to avoid any appearance of meddling in the outcome of elections, even if it means holding off on pressing cases. One former senior official recalled that Janet Reno, the Attorney General under Bill Clinton, “completely shut down” the prosecution of a politically sensitive criminal target prior to an election. “She was adamant—anything that could influence the election had to go dark,” the former official said.


It's hard for me to believe that this whole bombshell wasn't politically motivated. The thought that this might result in Trump being elected makes me ill.
Posted by Arkansas Granny | Sat Oct 29, 2016, 10:02 AM (6 replies)

First Lady Michelle Obama Campaigns With Hillary Clinton for First Time

Wow! Talk about a dynamic duo, Democrats have that covered! I wish I could be there.

First Lady Michelle Obama will campaign with Hillary Clinton for the first time at an early vote rally in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, today.

The Clinton campaign has described Obama as its "not-so-secret weapon" on the trail as she's crisscrossed the country campaigning for the former secretary of state.

"She has exceeded our expectations in terms of how many events she has been able to do, willing to do. Her team keeps surprising us with additional availability and we can't, from our vantage point, we can't get her out there enough. She's been an absolute rock star," Clinton campaign Press Secretary Brian Fallon said earlier this week.

Obama wowed Democrats with her speech on the first night of the Democratic National Convention, even prompting Clinton to incorporate one of her lines into her stump speech -- "When they go low, we go high."

Posted by Arkansas Granny | Thu Oct 27, 2016, 12:58 PM (5 replies)

I don't see her name listed on Hillary's schedule, but Madeleine Albright

has been campaigning for Hillary.


Hillary has a deep bench.
Posted by Arkansas Granny | Mon Oct 24, 2016, 12:23 PM (1 replies)

"Governor, Governor, Governor. You're not answering the question."

Is anyone else watching Mike Pence lie his ass off on MTP?. He just keeps talking and talking without saying anything.
Posted by Arkansas Granny | Sun Oct 16, 2016, 09:31 AM (11 replies)

The Washington Post endorses Hillary Clinton for President.

IN THE gloom and ugliness of this political season, one encouraging truth is often overlooked: There is a well-qualified, well-prepared candidate on the ballot. Hillary Clinton has the potential to be an excellent president of the United States, and we endorse her without hesitation.

In a moment, we will explain our confidence. But first, allow us to anticipate a likely question: No, we are not making this endorsement simply because Ms. Clinton’s chief opponent is dreadful.

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is dreadful, that is true — uniquely unqualified as a presidential candidate. If we believed that Ms. Clinton were the lesser of two evils, we might well urge you to vote for her anyway — that is how strongly we feel about Mr. Trump. But we would also tell you that was our judgment.

Fortunately, it is not.

Posted by Arkansas Granny | Thu Oct 13, 2016, 09:12 AM (4 replies)
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