Note: Starts at 3:16 mark.
Note: Starts at 3:16 mark.
It is pretty clear by setting up her own server as we reported earlier, that she was in fact ‘willfully concealing and removing’ records.
Via National Review:
But Mrs. Clinton did something here that went well beyond occasional or incidental use of private e-mail accounts. She eschewed the use of an official account entirely, and deliberately established a private e-mail account, apparently maintained on a server in the Clintons’ New York home. As a result, her e-mails were at no time during her tenure in office subject to the Federal Records Act. (She provided some of the e-mails only after she left office, and only when the Department of State asked for them back.) As our friends at Judicial Watch will no doubt remind everyone, there were plenty of Freedom of Information Act requests that would have implicated her e-mails. But they were never searched, even though a reasonable search of all responsive federal records must be made in response to FOIA requests. And the records would have been relevant to congressional inquiries as well, including continuing investigations of the Benghazi attacks.
Why does that matter? Well, a federal criminal law makes it a felony when any custodian of official government records “willfully and unlawfully conceals, removes, mutilates, obliterates, falsifies, or destroys the same.” The crime is punishable by up to three years in prison. And interestingly, Congress felt strongly enough about the crime that it included the unusual provision that the perpetrator shall “forfeit his office and be disqualified from holding any office under the United States.”
Maybe next time, Al.
The Justice Department on Wednesday released a report explaining why it will not pursue federal civil rights charges against Darren Wilson, the white police officer, who shot and killed Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year-old, in Ferguson, Mo., last August.
The department found that Wilson’s actions “do not constitute a prosecutable violation” and there “is no evidence upon which prosecutors can rely to disprove Wilson’s stated subjective belief that he feared for his safety.”
Yeah, you big meanie!
NYC schools now sharia-compliant.
Mayor Bill de Blasio announced this morning that the Muslim holidays of Eid al-Adha and al-Fitr have been added to the NYC public school schedule, calling it “a change that respects the diversity of our city.”
During the Bloomberg administration, the City Council approved adding the holidays, but Mayor Bloomberg was against the measure, saying in 2008, “The truth of the matter is we need more children in school. More, not less,” and “When you have a city as diverse as we do, with virtually every religion known to man practiced, if we closed school for every single day there wouldn’t be any school.”
Before he took office, de Blasio had voiced his support of adding Muslim holidays to the school calendar (FWIW, Republican mayoral candidate Joe Lhota agreed). Earlier this year, Lunar New Year was officially approved as a school holiday.
Linda Sarsour, executive director of the Arab American Association of NY, posted on Facebook, “BREAKING NEWS: We did it. Today Mayor Bill De Blasio alongside the American Muslim community will announce the official addition of Eid al-Adha & al-Fitr to @NYCSchools holiday schedule, a change that respects the diversity of our city.”
I’m sure she has nothing to hide.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The computer server that transmitted and received Hillary Rodham Clinton’s emails — on a private account she used exclusively for official business when she was secretary of state — traced back to an Internet service registered to her family’s home in Chappaqua, New York, according to Internet records reviewed by The Associated Press.
The highly unusual practice of a Cabinet-level official physically running her own email would have given Clinton, the presumptive Democratic presidential candidate, impressive control over limiting access to her message archives. It also would distinguish Clinton’s secretive email practices as far more sophisticated than some politicians, including Mitt Romney and Sarah Palin, who were caught conducting official business using free email services operated by Microsoft Corp. and Yahoo Inc.
Most Internet users rely on professional outside companies, such as Google Inc. or their own employers, for the behind-the-scenes complexities of managing their email communications. Government employees generally use servers run by federal agencies where they work.
In most cases, individuals who operate their own email servers are technical experts or users so concerned about issues of privacy and surveillance they take matters into their own hands. It was not immediately clear exactly where Clinton ran that computer system.
Clinton has not described her motivation for using a private email account — [email protected], which traced back to her own private email server registered under an apparent pseudonym — for official State Department business.
Operating her own server would have afforded Clinton additional legal opportunities to block government or private subpoenas in criminal, administrative or civil cases because her lawyers could object in court before being forced to turn over any emails. And since the Secret Service was guarding Clinton’s home, an email server there would have been well protected from theft or a physical hacking.
I’m assuming the Islamic State’s punishment for the teachers who refuse will be incredibly gruesome.
Islamic State (Isis) militants in the Syrian city of Raqqa, which is its de facto capital, has made it mandatory for all school teachers, including the retired ones, to repent for committing the crime of teaching Muslim children from course books written by infidels, an activist group reported.
A photo of the Isis circular posted in Raqqa by the Sunni militant group. Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently
The Syrian underground activist group claimed that Isis recently issued a circular in Raqqa, asking all school teachers including those who retired long ago to go to the local mosque and seek for forgiveness.
Activist group Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently, which has obtained the copy of the Isis circular, stated the entire teaching staff in the city has been asked to go to the mosque to repent for their crime of “dependence on the Infidel Nusayri Educational System”.
Isis has threatened to even kill those who fail to comply by the new rule.
The activist group stated that in the past there have been several instances when Isis confiscated the properties and homes of the Syrian teachers after declaring them as apostates.
Via Daily Mail:
Jihadi John and his asylum-seeking family have milked the British benefits system for 20 years, the Mail can reveal today.
Housing the Islamic State executioner and his relatives in affluent parts of London has cost taxpayers up to £400,000.
One landlord said Mohammed Emwazi’s family were ‘parasites’ and ‘tenants from hell’. Incredibly, they are still believed to be pocketing £40,000 a year in handouts despite there being no sign of them in Britain.
Speaking of strange.
Via Roll Call:
Ahead of a House vote on a “clean” funding measure for the Department of Homeland Security, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid on Tuesday said he “hoped” the recent stalemate over DHS funding would not set the tone for other legislative agenda items this year, while also placing blame of the impasse on conservative House Republicans.
“Senator [Richard J.] Durbin and I came to the House together. When we came there, there wasn’t any of this vote a majority of a majority. You found out how you get 218 votes. That’s where we should be in the House of Representatives,” Reid said. “They have a small, vocal, right-wing, somewhat strange minority they have over there [and it] shouldn’t be running the House of Representatives.”
Kind of defeats the purpose of eating those healthy lunches, right?
Via EAG News:
A Kentucky school is trying to sweeten the school lunch deal by offering kids ice cream.
Like many schools, Saint Joseph School is grappling with “healthy” changes to the National School Lunch Program that were championed by first lady Michelle Obama.
Saying “it is somewhat difficult at times to make ends meet,” the school will now be selling the treat to students who buy a hot lunch.
“Last year the school lunch programs in the Catholic Schools in the area were taken over by the diocese. The diocese provides the menus for the month, and while we may switch days around, we must use the specific menus we are given. We must also abide by the nutritional guidelines as provided by the federal government within the last few years. There are less students who purchase lunch due to some of these guidelines,” Principal Cathy Stover writes in a letter to parents.
In related news, Russell Brand is now a finalist in the competition for title of “world’s biggest douchebag.”
Via Daily Mail:
Self-styled revolutionary Russell Brand believes Britain’s ‘corrupt’ society is to blame for turning Jihadi John into a terrorist executioner.
In an extraordinary ten-minute rant on YouTube, the outspoken millionaire comedian young Muslims in the UK are so disenfranchised they ‘turn to mad jihadism’.
The millionaire comedian-turned-anarchist spoke out in a video blog he called: ‘Could I have been Jihadi John?’
He said: ‘The kernel of truth in the sprawling, bewildering, bramble of ISIS madness is society isn’t working, the system isn’t working, it’s totally corrupt.
‘That’s the thing that resonates in the core of young people, that’s the thing that pulls them into mad jihadism.’
Now that he mentions it, there is a cult-like devotion around “climate change.”
As Joseph Rossell noted earlier, Dr. Rajenda Pachauri, the scientist leading the fight against “climate change” at the United Nations, resigned after some sexual-harassment allegations surfaced against him in his home country of India, and the networks completely ignored it.
So it’s also obvious that they also ignored the shocking admission in Dr. Pachauri’s resignation letter: fighting against global warming, he said, was “my religion.”
“For me, the protection of planet Earth, the survival of all species and sustainability of our ecosystems is more than a mission. It is my religion and my dharma [the path of righteousness].”
Democratically elected leader of top U.S. ally makes Pelosi cry:
Murderous dictator makes Pelosi smile:
He wanted a transfer to the IED, er electronics department.
A Muslim former employee has filed a lawsuit against Costco accusing the the wholesale giant of discriminating against him because he refused to handle pork or alcohol products.
The man, Jean Camara, told ABC 7 New York that he was moved from cashier’s assistant to gathering carts outside when he informed his employers that he couldn’t work with pork or alcohol due to his religious beliefs.
“Just because you have a different belief, that doesn’t give anybody the right to treat you different,” Camara said.
“We all share different beliefs so we all should be treated equally no matter what belief we have,” he added.
According to Camara, his superiors at the Brooklyn Costco never told him why he was reassigned — although it’s strange that he couldn’t figure that out on his own after complaining he couldn’t handle certain products.
He said he asked his bosses if he could work in the electronics department but his request was denied.
Camara filed a human rights complaint against the company and was fired 16 days later for “insubordinate conduct,” according to ABC 7.
Students don’t have the right to carry on campus but do have the ‘right’ to pick a gender.
Via Campus Reform
A student at Kalamazoo College has been attacked and labeled “homophobic” and “racist” by student government representatives because he wanted to facilitate a discussion about campus carry.
In an audio recording exclusively obtained by Campus Reform, students at a Student Commission meeting—K-College’s student government—interrupted Alexander Ross, a sophomore political science major, as he requested that the students engage in a conversation about campus carry, a request he had been asking the Commission for five straight weeks.
During the public comment portion of the meeting, Ross addressed the Commission’s refusal to discuss issues outside of its ideology. Despite being interrupted several times, Ross encouraged the Commission to stop automatically saying “no” to students’ requests and be more open to other viewpoints.
“I’ve been here for five weeks and I’ve talked to two of you” Ross told the Commission, which according to its website, has over 23 commissioners.
“Sorry, I’m gonna have to interrupt you because you as a white male talking to me,” protested an unidentified member of the Commission midway through Ross’s remarks.
“Seek out people who think differently than you instead of shutting them down as wrong,” Ross responded. “It’s extremely childish to call me names,” he said, but the name calling had just begun.
After his allotted time expired, Ross and his pro-Second Amendment advocacy, were berated by the Kalamazoo student government.[…]
Members accused Ross of “racism,” “homophobia,” and “sexism,” and some even went so far as to accuse Ross’s pro-Second Amendment position of desiring to kill students in black hoodies.
“I’m going to be honest with you, Alex. I never advocated for you. I never would have,” Brown said. “I would never represent you because, I couldn’t because, you directly conflict with my life. Period.”
“For anyone on this Commission to represent you would be to represent racism, sexism, homophobia,” Brown said. “And clearly you just spent two hours of your time listening that this body would like to be an anti-racist institution. So what you seek should not come from here. At least not this body with these people.”
“There will be no resolution written for your racism,” she continued. “It won’t happen. No one will support you. If you want to do this, whatever you call yourself, disrespecting, burning bridges, having no reason to create open dialogue, you’re going to continue to be the lone ranger, who from my perspective is threatened by black and brown people. So no. I will not advocate for you to get a gun to shoot me because you feel scared in the middle of the night when you see me in my black hoodie. I will not. I would not.”
Are the figurines beheaded in the public square?
Via ABNA 24
A fatwa issued by the so-called Islamic State (Isis) allows militants to play table football in their free time, provided that the figures are decapitated.
The religious edict, translated and shared by British analyst Aymenn J. al-Tamimi and published by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, is part of a stack of IS administrative documents focusing on education, public services and religious life. It was issued by the IS al-Buhuth wa al-Eftaa committee, which provides religious backing for the jihadists’ strict policies.
As far as table football is concerned, IS fighters can enjoy the game as long as “the head is cut off from the original part of the game [i.e. the head is cut off from the figurines so they don’t look like statues]”.[…]
The edict follows a similar ruling on billiards, with IS militants banned from betting as well as “blasphemy, cursing, scorn, resentment, hatred”.
If only Jonathan Karl had access to this thing called “Google.”
(ABC News) – Hillary Clinton isn’t the only official who uses a non-government email address.
A business card obtained by ABC News shows that Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, lists his Gmail address on his official House card.
After it was revealed on Tuesday that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton conducted all of her government business from personal email accounts, personal email has been the topic du jour, and Chaffetz is at the forefront.
ABC’s Jonathan Karl Makes A Jackass Out Of Himself With Story About Rep. Chaffetz Using Gmail…
Filed under: Headlines that get liberals all hot bothered.
Venezuelan president Nicholas Maduro announced sweeping new travel restriction for American tourists in a speech last Saturday, including the requirement that all Americans traveling to Venezuela first obtain a visa.
“In order to protect our country…” proclaimed Presidnt Maduro, “I have decided to implement a system of compulsory visas for all Americans entering Venezuela.”
President Maduro said American tourists will now have to pay a fee comparable to the one Venezuelans pay to visit the U.S.
According to RT.com, President Maduro went on to announce former president George W. Bush and vice president Dick Cheney will not be among those granted a travel visa. The Venezuelan president says they are banned as “terrorists” for their actions in Iraq. Also named as persona non-grata were Republicans Senator Marco Rubio and Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, as well as Democratic senator Robert Menendez.
Tensions have been higher than usual between Venezuela and the U.S. after President Maduro accused Vice President Joe Biden as being the mastermind behind an attempted coup last month. Citing American interference, President Maduro also announced new restrictions on the size of the American embassy staff.
You know, because it’s so notoriously difficult to get Boehner to fold.