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Thursday, October 26, 2017

Drip, Drip, Drip

Throughout her entire political career, Hillary Clinton left a trail of dishonesty, corruption and incompetence. Yet, she was protected by an army of Clinton soldiers (including many in the media) who would express indignation and outrage whenever facts were presented that highlighted her unsavory activities along the trail. Her soldiers would spin, obfuscate, misdirect and otherwise deflect, allowed her to believe that although she was often attacked, she was otherwise bulletproof.

Fusion GPS. It's now clear that Clinton campaign (and the DNC funded an oppo research project that funneled money directly to the Russians—yeah, that would be the same Russians that Hillary was oh-so upset about after Trump won the election. But that's not the important part. It appears that the dossier that resulted was leaked by Clintonistas to the media and the FBI and that the allegations in the dossier (since proven false) may have been used to justify government surveillance of the Trump campaign and its staff during the presidential campaign. One of the recent Democrat and GOP #nevertrump meme is that Donald trump is "a threat to Democracy." Gotta wonder what government spying on a presidential campaign with the intent of aided the other candidate might be.

Uranium One. Growing evidence indicates that the Clinton enriched themselves, and with the help of allies, subverted normal government oversight in order to allow fat cats to acquire a major stake in U.S. uranium production. The details remain murky but the players (including Russians) donated heavily to The Clinton Foundation and offered outrageously high speaking fees to Bill Clinton before government decisions were made. This smacks of bribery and corruption and is unquestionably unethical and more likely, criminal. One of the recent Democrat and GOP #nevertrump meme is that Donald Trump is "had business dealing in Russia" and that somehow was criminal. Gotta wonder how to interpret the payment of vast sums of Russian money to the Clintons (the Foundation is the Clintons) and then seeing government decisions beneficial to the Russians controlled in part by Hillary and the administration she worked for.

Hillary's genius throughout her career has been to remain just far enough away from the dishonesty and corruption she fosters that she can maintain deniability and at the same time argue that factual claims against her are part of a "vast right wing consiracy." Think: Whitewater, her private email server, Benghazi, and now Fusion GPS and Uranium One, as examples. She frowns, feigns outrage, calls hard facts "baloney," and her acolytes eat it up.

Since these latest scandals broke, the Clinton army has worked overtime to spin, obfuscate, misdirect, and otherwise deflect. Her trained hamsters in the media have worked hard to downplay the facts, either ignoring them in their entirety (so far, the norm), burying them on the back pages, or suggesting that all of this is nothing more than a partisan attempt to bring Hillary down—you know, the nefarious "right wing conspiracy."

I'm still not convinced that much will come of this. Hillary has the unique ability to slither away from scandal after scandal. But the drip, drip, drip of the emerging facts just might cause her to move out of the limelight. After all, that would allow her to retire and spend the tens of millions of dollars that she and Bill have acquired from activities not unlike Uranium One.


There's yet another element of these scandals that is as yet untouchable. Exactly what did the other members of the Obama administration have to do with all of this? Was the FBI weaponized against Trump during the campaign? Was the DoJ complicit in any of this? Were other government agencies encouraged to follow Clinton's lead in the Uranium One decision? Drip, drip, drip.