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Arkansas Granny

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I am a 70 year old great grandmother. The thought struck me this morning that when I was

a little girl, we were told that any little boy in America could grow up to be President.

I didn't think I would live to see this day. Go Hillary!!!

Posted by Arkansas Granny | Tue Nov 8, 2016, 09:39 AM (3 replies)

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)
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