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Name: Miles Archer
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Hometown: Hamilton Massachusetts
Home country: USA
Current location: Nevada
Member since: Wed Oct 16, 2013, 07:49 PM
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Looks like Comey printed the "We want answers by Monday" memo on 2-ply, and used it.


WASHINGTON ― Three days have passed since FBI Director James Comey made the unprecedented decision to insert the bureau into the 2016 presidential campaign. There’s just over a week left until Election Day. Yet voters trying to determine the potential impact of a newly uncovered trove of emails that may or may not implicate Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton have virtually nothing to go on other than reports sourced to anonymous law enforcement officials with differing agendas.

And so, with eight days until the election, the world waits on the word of James Comey. There’s been no indication so far that he’ll say much more before Election Day. In the meantime, voters are left to decipher news stories mostly based on anonymous sources inside the FBI and the Department of Justice. The sources have widely varying agendas. There are the Clinton-supporting political appointees inside the DOJ who think Comey’s decision was inappropriate and broke with tradition; there are the Comey defenders within the FBI who are seeking to protect his reputation as an independent-minded investigator; and there are the law enforcement officials inside the bureau who still believe Clinton should have been prosecuted or further investigated.

While initial polling has shown little impact on Clinton’s substantial lead over Trump, that could change as Comey’s letter continues to dominate the news cycle. Voters who are on the fence or still undecided in one of the longest and most divisive presidential campaigns in modern history seem unlikely to delve into the nuances of the FBI’s investigative process, so the basic narrative that Clinton is under federal investigation will likely be the one that sticks in their mind.

That’s left Clinton in the awkward position of condemning the actions of the man whose 10-year stint as FBI director could last until 2023, near the end of a theoretical second Clinton term. Comey’s move left her with little choice but to portray the FBI director as simply a political actor seeking to bring down her campaign.

Listening to The Stones' "Gimme Shelter" while reading Election coverage. A bad mix.

Purely by coincidence...I have "Grrrr" playing in iTunes and "Gimme Shelter" just came on. And I'm reading about Trump and Comey and Weiner and those lyrics are so in sync with this whole fucking election that I want to vomit, and more than once.

Oh, a storm is threat'ning
My very life today
If I don't get some shelter
Oh yeah, I'm gonna fade away
War, children, it's just a shot away
It's just a shot away
War, children, it's just a shot away
It's just a shot away
Ooh, see the fire is sweepin'
Our very street today
Burns like a red coal carpet
Mad bull lost its way
War, children, it's just a shot away
It's just a shot away
War, children, it's just a shot away
It's just a shot away
Rape, murder!
It's just a shot away
It's just a shot away
Rape, murder yeah!
It's just a shot away
It's just a shot away
Rape, murder!
It's just a shot away
It's just a shot away yea
The floods is threat'ning
My very life today
Gimme, gimme shelter

Justice Department, Abedin lawyers in talks to permit email search

Source: CNN

(CNN)The Justice Department and the FBI are in discussions with lawyers for Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin to secure approval that would allow the FBI to conduct a full search of her newly discovered emails, sources familiar with the discussions told CNN.

Authorities have not yet sought a search warrant for the emails, law enforcement sources told CNN. Government lawyers hope to secure a search warrant to permit investigators to review thousands of emails on a computer Abedin shared with her estranged husband, Anthony Weiner, officials said.

The new search warrant is needed because the existing authorization, covered by a subpoena, related only to the ongoing investigation of Weiner, who is accused of having sexually explicit communications with an underage girl.

Investigators from the FBI's New York field office who are conducting the Weiner investigation stumbled on the Abedin emails while they were reviewing emails and other communications on the computer, which was considered to belong to Weiner, the officials said. They stopped their work and called in the team of investigators from FBI headquarters who conducted the probe of Clinton's private email server.

Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2016/10/30/politics/clinton-emails-fbi-abedin/index.html

Trump offers PROOF of Clinton STEALING the election...and it's Cliff Clavin. WHY, Cliffy...WHY???

Trump Melts Down And Accuses The US Postal Service Of Stealing The Election For Clinton

By Jason Easley on Sat, Oct 29th, 2016 at 2:39 pm

Trump warned his supporters that the US Postal Service is trying to steal the election for Hillary Clinton in Colorado.


At a rally in Golden, CO, Trump said:

I have real problems with ballots being sent. Does that make sense?

Like people saying, “Oh, here’s a ballot. Here’s another ballot. Throw it away. Oh, here’s one I like. We’ll keep that one.”

I have real problems, so get your ballots in.


Kellyanne Conway schools Jake Tapper on Trump's "easily over half a million U.S.A.-loving Americans"

“There are a lot of anti-Semites and racists and misogynists who support the Trump candidacy,” Tapper noted.

“Wow,” Conway gasped.

“Would you call that man deplorable?” Tapper wondered.

“Yes, I would,” Conway replied. “Wow, I have to push back on some of the adjectives you just used to describe — I hope you’ve been to Trump rallies and I hope that you’ve seen the tens of thousands. I mean, he’s had over half a million people easily, I think in excess of that. These are U.S.A.-loving Americans.”


HuffPo home page headline: Trump an "FBI Fanboy In A Frenzy"


FBI Director James Comey Knew The Risks With His Clinton Letter. Trump Just Showed Them.
Trump’s already mischaracterizing the investigation into Clinton’s handling of sensitive government information.


Less than 24 hours after Comey tried to calm nerves at the FBI, GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump proved his fears to be justified and raised additional questions about why he went public in the first place.

Speaking at a rally in Golden, Colorado, Trump made a series of apparent mischaracterizations or uninformed assertions about the state of the FBI investigation and law enforcement in general that will only muddy the waters further about this 11th hour campaign development.

It started with Trump’s blanket claim that the newly discovered emails ― found, apparently, on a computer that belonged to former Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.), the estranged husband of longtime Clinton aide Huma Abedin ― proved his Democratic rival was “guilty” of… something.

Trump also insisted that because the FBI had announced that investigators were looking into the emails, it had to be that the material they’d discovered was massive in scope and scandal. “Now the evidence is so overwhelming ― because they wouldn’t have done this unless the evidence was overwhelming,” he said.

Senate Democrats want answers by Monday from Comey AND Lynch

A quartet of Senate Democrats wrote a letter to FBI Director James Comey on Saturday formally requesting an expedited update on his recently announced investigation into new emails relating to Hillary Clinton.

Stressing their concern that Comey’s investigation was already being misused for political purposes, Sens. Tom Carper (D-Del.) and Ben Cardin (D-Md.), as well as the top two Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee ― Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) ― asked both Comey and Attorney General Loretta Lynch to provide “more detailed information about the investigative steps that are being taken, the number of emails involved, and what is being done to determine how many of the emails are duplicative of those already reviewed by the FBI.”

The Senators requested that they provide updated information “no later than Monday, October 31, 2016.”


Kellyanne Conway likens working for Trump to regulating the sweets intake of a cranky pre-teen

To hear Kellyanne Conway talk about managing her boss is to listen to a mother of four who has had ample experience with unruly toddlers. Instead of criticizing Trump’s angry tweets, for instance, she suggested that he also include a few positive ones. “You had these people saying, ‘Delete the app! Stop tweeting!’ ” she recalled. “I would say, ‘Here are a couple of cool things we should tweet today.’ It’s like saying to someone, ‘How about having two brownies and not six?’ ”


When Claudia emerged from her room on Memorial Day sporting turquoise, Conway asked her to change into blue. “She goes, ‘Turquoise is blue.’ And it is. But it wasn’t a shade available to Betsy Ross when she stayed up through the night sewing the damn flag.”

She chose not to argue with the preteen, which would have delayed their morning. Instead she laid out four Betsy Ross blue choices on her bed. “Minutes later,” she says, “she came out in one of those shades.”

Conway follows the same approach with the Republican presidential nominee. Never command. That could insult him. Always make suggestions, backed with information in 10-second sound bites: Betsy Ross lacked turquoise. Female voters want compassion.


Keith Olbermann minces no words when it comes to Jason Chaffetz

Keith OlbermannVerified account
Hey, sniveling little rat-faced git @jasoninthehouse - surprised to see you haven't resigned yet. You're a liar and a threat to democracy.


Origins of Trump family fortune traced to Canada brothel during Gold Rush era

Origins of Trump family fortune traced to Canada brothel during Gold Rush era


Donald Trump’s grandfather Friedrich Trump operated a wild and crazy restaurant/bar/brothel in British Columbia during Canada's gold rush era.

The Trump family’s gold-rush story began when Fred, as he was known, left Germany at the age of 16 with little more than a suitcase. He headed to New York to work as a barber before venturing west in search of riches. Following stints in Seattle and now-defunct Monte Cristo, the gold fever carried him to Bennett, where he and partner Ernest Levin built the Arctic Restaurant, which touted itself as the best-equipped in town.

It was open around the clock with “private boxes for ladies and parties,” according to an advertisement in the Dec. 9, 1899 edition of the Bennett Sun newspaper. The boxes typically included a bed and scale for weighing gold dust used to pay for “services,” according to a three-generational biography by Gwenda Blair, who traced the origins of the Trump family’s wealth. Of course, in the rough-and-tumble frontier towns of that era, the Arctic’s business model built on food, booze and sex was common.

“I would advise respectable women travelling alone, or with an escort, to be careful in their selection of hotels at Bennett,” according to a letter penned by “The Pirate” in the Yukon Sun on April 17, 1900. For single men, the Arctic offered excellent accommodations but women should avoid it “as they are liable to hear that which would be repugnant to their feelings and uttered, too, by the depraved of their own sex.”
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