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If all the fake news is really fake, does that mean the fake news is true?

Research has shown that over 90% of the media’s coverage of President Trump is negative.  2017 was a year of unrelenting bias, unfair news coverage, and even outright fake news.

Here’s some of the proof that the fake news is really fake:

The New York Times “won” first place for an op-ed about Trump’s effect on the markets, published right after the election.

CNN, perhaps not surprisingly given Trump’s vitriol, took home four “honors.”

Trump’s list is a collection of some of the biggest journalistic errors of the past year (and a lesson in the perils of aggregating viral videos or sending hasty tweets).

The aftermath of the stories listed also shows news organizations’ commitment to setting the record straight. In almost every case, media outlets issued corrections. When reporters made mistakes, they acknowledged them repeatedly. In one instance, the reporters and editors involved resigned.

Below is an annotated list, to give some context to these “awards.” The full list is (probably) available here.

1. The New York Times’ Paul Krugman claimed on the day of President Trump’s historic, landslide victory that the economy would never recover.

This is a short op-ed, published, it appears, soon after the election — a prediction, not a report.

2. ABC News’ Brian Ross CHOKES and sends markets in a downward spiral with false report.

ABC News was rightly criticized for botching a report that said President Trump had directed Michael Flynn to make contact with the Russians. Ross later issued a clarification on “World News Tonight,” and ABC News followed up with a full apology for the “serious error,” which it said had not met the network’s editorial standards or vetting process. Ross was suspended from ABC News for four weeks as a result of his misreporting.

3. CNN FALSELY reported that candidate Donald Trump and his son Donald J. Trump, Jr. had access to hacked documents from WikiLeaks.

CNN initially falsely reported that Donald Trump Jr. received an email from Wikileaks about hacked DNC documents on September 4 — which would have implied he had advance notice of the trove to be released online. But Trump Jr. actually received that email on September 14, the day after the cache was posted online. The Washington Post revealed the discrepancy and CNN issued a prominently placed correction, though the error undercut the entire report.

4. TIME FALSELY reported that President Trump removed a bust of Martin Luther King, Jr. from the Oval Office.

Time reporter Zeke Miller initially reported that the bust was gone, but followed up quickly with a correction. He sent out numerous tweets and apologies immediately correcting the record.

5. Washington Post FALSELY reported the President’s massive sold-out rally in Pensacola, Florida was empty. Dishonest reporter showed picture of empty arena HOURS before crowd started pouring in.

Dave Weigel, a reporter at the Washington Post, tweeted a picture that underestimated crowd for Trump’s rally in Pensacola. Weigel deleted the initial tweet from his private account, saying “it was a bad tweet on my personal account, not a story for the Washington Post.”

6. CNN FALSELY edited a video to make it appear President Trump defiantly overfed fish during a visit with the Japanese prime minister. Japanese prime minister actually led the way with the feeding.

The videos and photos of Trump dumping an entire box of food into a koi pond circulated widely on social media, and were picked up by CNN and others before fact-checkers pointed out that the full video disproved the notion that Trump committed a faux pas — although CNN did write in its story that “Abe… actually appeared to dump out his box of food ahead of Trump.”

7. CNN FALSELY reported about Anthony Scaramucci’s meeting with a Russian, but retracted it due to a “significant breakdown in process.”

This retracted story was one of CNN’s biggest black eyes of 2017, but the network’s response was severe — three reporters and editors resigned as a result, including the executive editor in charge of investigations.

8. Newsweek FALSELY reported that Polish First Lady Agata Kornhauser-Duda did not shake President Trump’s hand.

Like the koi pond incident, this was a case of a publication (Newsweek, but also Vanity Fair, Time, and The Hill, and that’s just from the first page of Google results) reporting on a viral video clip without seeing the whole story — which, in this case, showed that the Polish first lady eventually shook Trump’s hand after shaking Melania’s first. Newsweek updated its story within three hours with a correction: “The mildly awkward and humorously relatable exchange was just that, and no apparent swipe at the U.S. president.”

9. CNN FALSELY reported that former FBI Director James Comey would dispute President Trump’s claim that he was told he is not under investigation.

Here’s what CNN got wrong: “One source said Comey is expected to explain to senators that those were much more nuanced conversations from which Trump concluded that he was not under investigation.” That source was apparently incorrect, and the story was corrected and updated after publication. (One of the reporters involved in this story, Eric Lichtblau, resigned after the Scaramucci report, No. 7 on this list, a few weeks later.)

10. The New York Times FALSELY claimed on the front page that the Trump administration had hidden a climate report.

This isn’t exactly what happened. The Times reported in August that scientists were afraid that the Trump administration would suppress a report on the impact of climate change that was awaiting review, and said it was making the draft publicly available for the first time. This wasn’t true — the report had surfaced on the nonprofit Internet Archive in January 2017, and the Trump administration still had time to approve and publish the report.

As the Washington Post’s Erik Wemple wrote at the time, this was a significant blow to the Times’s premise. But the reporters never claimed the Trump administration had already suppressed the report. (The climate change report was eventually published.)

11. And last, but not least: “RUSSIA COLLUSION!” Russian collusion is perhaps the greatest hoax perpetrated on the American people. THERE IS NO COLLUSION!

Besides Ross’s error, Trump did not call out any specific story about the Russia probe or special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.

Trump, after posting the link to the awards, wrote, “There are many great reporters I respect and lots of GOOD NEWS for the American people to be proud of!” But so far, no word of any awards for that.

NORM ‘n’ AL Note:  A journalist in days gone by would not print a story, and certainly would not allow his or her name to be attached to the story, unless all facts and statements in the story had been checked, rechecked, and fully verified. That is, or was, simply a part of being a professional journalist.  It’s no different than telling lies to people you know.  Once you are known for telling lies, no one will believe you any more no matter what you tell them.  You can’t get away with telling lies in a court of justice; what makes people think they can get away with telling lies in the court of public opinion?
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CNN caught red-handed in collusion with the FBI in plot to impeach Trump

CNN kicked the Russian collusion narrative into hyperdrive with their report that former FBI Director James Comey briefed Donald Trump on the existence of the Christopher Steele Russia dossier.

It was the kickoff to the plot to impeach Donald Trump.

But bombshell emails reveal CNN may have colluded with the FBI on this story to bring down Trump.

In the days leading up to CNN breaking the story on the Steele dossier on January 10th, former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe sent out emails indicating he possessed advanced and detailed knowledge of CNN’s plan to run the dossier story.

The Federalist reports:

Hours before Comey briefed Trump, FBI chief of staff James Rybicki e-mailed staff that Comey “is coming into HQ briefly now for an update from the sensitive matter team.” Just as the same officials dubbed the Clinton e-mail investigation the “mid-year exam” and the anti-Trump counterintelligence investigation “Crossfire Hurricane,” they also used various phrases using “sensitive” to refer obliquely to the dossier.

Two days after the briefing, on January 8, 2017, former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe, who earlier this year was fired and then referred for criminal prosecution by the DOJ inspector general for repeatedly lying about media leaks, wrote an e-mail to top FBI officials with the subject, “Flood is coming.”

“CNN is close to going forward with the sensitive story,” McCabe wrote to Comey, Rybicki, and two others. “The trigger for them is they know the material was discussed in the brief and presented in an attachment.” He did not detail how he came to know what CNN’s “trigger” was for publishing the dossier briefing story.

Although the January 10 story from CNN also claimed that Trump was presented with a two-page summary of the dossier, which was not part of the official intelligence community assessment given to Trump, Comey himself later claimed that he did not give the two-page document to Trump, raising questions about whether McCabe himself was a source for CNN’s assertion that Trump had been given the entire two-page document during the briefing.

Shortly after sending his e-mail to Comey and other FBI officials, McCabe e-mailed then-Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates and her deputy, Matthew Axelrod. McCabe used the subject line “News” in his e-mail to the DOJ officials.

“Just as an FYI, and as expected,” McCabe wrote, “it seems CNN is close to running a story about the sensitive reporting.” It is not clear how McCabe came to be so familiar with CNN’s understanding of the dossier, its briefing, or how close CNN was to reporting on the matter.

In a Monday letter to FBI director Christopher Wray, Sen. Johnson, who chairs the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, asked the director to provide a list of all members of the “sensitive matters team” referenced by Rybicki in his January 6 e-mail. Johnson also requested that Wray provide all details about how FBI officials “first learned that media outlets, including CNN, may have possessed the Steele dossier.”

These emails add fuel to the belief that the briefing where Comey informed Trump of the dossier’s existence was a set up.

Comey acknowledged that CNN needed a news hook to run the story, so leaking the fact that Comey briefed Trump on the dossier was the pretext to air the fact that the dossier existed.  This one leak is what kick-started the collusion storyline which eventually led to the Mueller appointment.

CNN played a willful role in colluding with the FBI to frame the President of the United States in the hopes it would set off a chain of events that ended in his impeachment.  It was an inside job — and a complete set-up — from day one.

 

NORM ‘n’ AL Note:  Doesn’t it just give you lots of warm and comfortable feelings to know that a once-great intelligence agency like the FBI is willing to stoop to virtually anything they think they can get away with in order to subvert justice?  Does the FBI even understand the concept of justice any more?  Apparently not.

 

[From an article published by AMERICAN PATRIOT DAILY]

 

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CNN has now lost all credibility following admission by senior network executive that entire Russia interference story is false

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Nobody needs to dig a grave for CNN because they have done that themselves by simply lying the company to death.  There has been scandal after scandal at the network, and now one of their producers has been caught on undercover video admitting that CNN has been pushing fake news stories about a connection between Donald Trump and Russia in a desperate attempt to get ratings.  In other words, CNN’s entire Russia narrative has been a complete lie all along.  Unfortunately for CNN, they are going to discover that once your credibility is gone it is incredibly difficult to ever get it back.

Yesterday, Project Veritas made headlines all over the world when it released undercover video of CNN Producer John Bonifield admitting that CNN’s Russia narrative is fake news.  If you haven’t seen it yet, you can view the entire video right here.   When one of your top producers admits that the story CNN has been pushing for months is basically a load of cow manure, it is impossible to maintain the pretense any longer that you are a legitimate news organization.

Project Veritas has released a video of CNN Producer John Bonifield who was caught on hidden-camera admitting that there is no proof to CNN’s Russia narrative.

“I mean, it’s mostly bull**** right now,” Bonifield says. “Like, we don’t have any giant proof.”

He confirms that the driving factor at CNN is ratings:

“It’s a business, people are like the media has an ethical phssssss… All the nice cutesy little ethics that used to get talked about in journalism school you’re just like, that’s adorable. That’s adorable. This is a business.”

And of course this comes on the heels of three reporters being forced out of CNN for publishing a false story that attempted to link a Russian investment fund with Trump…

Three CNN employees have handed in their resignations over a retracted story linking President Trump to Russia, the network announced Monday.

The article was removed from CNN.com on Friday after the network decided it could no longer stand by its reporting.

“In the aftermath of the retraction of a story published on CNN.com, CNN has accepted the resignation of the employees involved in the story’s publication,” a network spokesperson told TheWrap in a statement.

President Trump has taken a lot of heat for referring to CNN as “fake news”, but after the events of the past several days he has been completely vindicated.

And once news broke of three reporters being forced out of the network for a false story about Russia, he took a bit of a victory lap with this tweet

Wow, CNN had to retract big story on “Russia,” with 3 employees forced to resign. What about all the other phony stories they do? FAKE NEWS!

It is exceedingly difficult to see any sort of future for the network after all of this.

And of course other major news outlets have been guilty of pushing fake news about Russia too.  The following comes from the Intercept

Over and over, major U.S. media outlets have published claims about the Russia Threat that turned out to be completely false — always in the direction of exaggerating the threat and/or inventing incriminating links between Moscow and the Trump circle. In virtually all cases, those stories involved evidence-free assertions from anonymous sources that these media outlets uncritically treated as fact, only for it to be revealed that they were entirely false.

But with CNN it has always been on another level, and we now have a top insider on tape admitting that a connection between Trump and Russia is being pushed even though there isn’t any evidence.  In fact, Bonifield says that CNN CEO Jeff Zucker has been personally pushing this angle himself

“Just to give you some context, President Trump pulled out of the climate accords and for a day and a half we covered the climate accords. And the CEO of CNN (Jeff Zucker) said in our internal meeting, he said good job everybody covering the climate accords, but we’re done with that, let’s get back to Russia.”

I can’t imagine that Zucker gets to keep his job now that this has been revealed.

All along, Trump has insisted that this whole thing with Russia has been a “witch hunt”, and it turns out that Bonifield feels the exact same way

“I just feel like they don’t really have it but they want to keep digging. And so I think the President is probably right to say, like, look you are witch hunting me. You have no smoking gun, you have no real proof.”

If this doesn’t kill “the Russia story”, nothing will.

This whole thing has been a massive charade from the very beginning, and the big news networks have been endlessly pushing it for ratings.

In their zeal to destroy Trump, they have destroyed their own credibility.  Once upon a time, most mainstream journalists at least tried to pretend they were being objective, but those days are obviously long gone.

Today everyone has an agenda.  Every single person you see on television has a message to promote, and that message can be, and usually is, nothing more than a misguided reflection of that person’s political viewpoint. When the misguided political viewpoint is coming from so-called news organizations, the best thing you can do is simply turn off the TV and look for truth somewhere else.

 

[From an article published by The Economic Collapse Blog]

 

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CNN admits there is absolutely no evidence of collusion of any kind between Donald Trump and Russia

New Hampshire’s John Sununu is Republican royalty in the Granite State, and he’s been around the elite of the GOP for decades. He’s served a handful of Presidents, been the Governor of New Hampshire, and been advising GOP leaders for a very long time. In fact one of his sons has served as Senator from New Hampshire, and another son is the current Governor of the state. The point is that Sununu understands the game of politics and he’s been playing (and winning) for quite a long time.

He is a favorite guest of CNN, recently appearing on their morning show to speak to the two outspoken liberals… I mean journalists… who host the show. Chris Cuomo (son of Democrat favorite Mario Cuomo and brother of current Democrat New York Governor Andrew Cuomo), and Alisyn Camerota. Both hosts have a long and storied tradition of regurgitating Democrat talking points while mocking conservatives, but Sununu was ready for their game and he beat them at it on Tuesday morning.

While Camerota spends several minutes trying to get Sununu to admit that he is “troubled” by the allegations against the Trump team (of collusion with Russia), all she succeeds at doing is proving Sununu’s point about the liberal media. In fact, at one point in their conversation Sununu actually pushes Camerota to admit that there is NO EVIDENCE that President Trump has done anything wrong, or even that anything wrong has actually taken place! It’s magnificent.

But Chris Cuomo doesn’t let the segment stand for itself. He refuses to allow a Republican to “win” the interview and he closes the segment by implying that Sununu was just doing a “good job” spinning the news. Here’s what Cuomo says, “They’re certainly doing a better job coordinating messaging on how to deal with the investigation. Governor Sununu, always a capable mind and a good political debater to be sure.” The implication of course being that all Sununu did was repeat talking points. However, if you watch the segment and read the transcript below, you’ll see that Sununu proves without a shadow of a doubt that the media is biased and the Russia collusion story is bunk.

Transcript from RealClearPolitics:

Camerota: Let’s dive into all of these different Russian threads because I want to gauge your feelings on these separately.

Let’s talk about what Jim Sciutto, our Jim Sciutto is breaking this morning in terms of reporting. There are these — there were these intercepted communications picked up by our intel agencies that heard Russian government officials talking about some kind of what they called derogatory information they had on Donald Trump, then a candidate, and whether or not they could use it to leverage the Trump campaign.

Are you troubled?

SUNUNU: In the 2016 campaign, that’s right. I came on your show with derogatory business information on Donald Trump during the primary. Why is it a surprise? Why is it a news story that the Russians in Washington would convey the same material to the Russians in Moscow?

The same story that you’re quoting at the bottom of the story noted that the same sources that gave your reporter that information conceded that it was possible that the Russians were exaggerating or even making it up.

CAMEROTA: Yes.

SUNUNU: Why is this even a story worth talking about?

CAMEROTA: It is only a news story, you’re right, if, as part of the investigative thread it turns out they were able to leverage the Trump campaign and they were able to somehow use the information they had to help get the Trump campaign to do something that they wanted them to do. So, this is just one more thread down that line where, as you know, congressional committees and the FBI are trying to figure out if they can connect those dots.

SUNUNU: Everybody was talking about Trump’s business problems. Why is that news now again?

Look, let’s put this whole thing in context. You have to tell me what you think the venality (ph) was that they could have conveyed.

CAMEROTA: Well, do you think that Jared Kushner, in attempting to set up a backchannel as has been reported, do you think that the Trump campaign wanted something out of the Russians and there was a dovetailing of agendas?

SUNUNU: In the ten weeks between an election and an inauguration, there is a lot of discussion going on between all members of — or potential members of an administration with all kinds of folks. When I was named chief of staff, a lot of ambassadors that were slight acquaintances tried to become good friends in that ten weeks. It is not unusual.

You guys have made back channel a derogatory term. Back channel is a positive asset.

CAMEROTA: Is it?

SUNUNU: Nixon could have not have done China — Nixon could not have done China without a back channel.

CAMEROTA: Yes, even —

SUNUNU: Kennedy used back channels. Go ahead.

CAMEROTA: During the Cuban missile crisis. I mean, so, you’re saying that during the transition when there is another president, that you are comfortable with the incoming administration using a back channel, if the reporting is correct, using Russian equipment so as not to be caught on the U.S. surveillance and intelligence equipment? You’re comfortable with that kind of back channel?

SUNUNU: Well, let’s speculate on why — I don’t think it happened that way. But let’s speculate on why it might have happened. There might have been concerns that the intelligence community was feeding Obama the information that he probably shouldn’t have had.

And you know what, with what you are reporting now on what has come out from deep sources in the intelligence community, if that was a concern and I doubt it was, but if that was a concern, they were pretty smart to have those feelings, weren’t they?

CAMEROTA: Is there anything about the Russian investigation connected to the Trump campaign that troubles you?

SUNUNU: Yes. But the reporting that’s taking place and the exaggeration of venality and the suggestion — look, it’s now seven months since the election. And to this day, no one has cited a single piece of evidence.

In your last session, you guys were patting yourselves on the back because you said Clapper had passed the responsibility off to the FBI. But you forget that in the last weeks of the administration, Obama allowed all his intelligence agencies to share their information and there is no question in my mind that when that happened, since Clapper’s group had originated this, that anything the FBI had would have gone back to Clapper.

So, it’s nice for Clapper to try and wash his hands of it by throwing it in the FBI’s lap, but he was — had access in those days to whatever the FBI had. There is nothing there.

CAMEROTA: So, Jared Kushner, meeting with a major Russian banker of a massive bank that has ties to Vladimir Putin, nothing to see there?

SUNUNU: Well, tell me what you think is to see there and I’ll comment on it.

CAMEROTA: What do you think would be the motivation?

SUNUNU: I don’t think there is anything there.

CAMEROTA: Why would they do it?

(CROSSTALK)

SUNUNU: So, you’re implying — you’re implying —

(CROSSTALK)

SUNUNU: Because during the ten weeks everything is trying to meet somebody who is going to be in the administration. Everybody who is involved in business, everybody who is involved in politics.

CAMEROTA: Sure.

SUNUNU: I can’t tell you how many people tried to meet with me between the times I was then chief of staff —

CAMEROTA: And did you meet with a Russian banker when everybody tried to meet with you?

JOHN SUNUNU, FORMER CHIEF OF STAFF TO PRESIDENT GEORGE H.W. BUSH: I can’t tell you how many people tried to meet with me between the time I was named chief of staff —

CAMEROTA: And did you meet with a Russian banker when everybody tried to meet with you?

SUNUNU: No, but I had breakfast with the vice president at the Russian embassy and a lot of folks there started talking to me.

CAMEROTA: Uh-huh. And would you have carved out time to meet with a Russian banker with ties to Vladimir Putin if he asked?

SUNUNU: I’m not even sure what would have happened if that had — first of all, Putin wasn’t there. But, look, you’re asking hypotheticals on hypotheticals. There’s nothing —

CAMEROTA: Well, I’m trying to actually take your temperature.

SUNUNU: You — you have nothing —

CAMEROTA: I mean I’m trying to gauge your — your comfort level with all of this.

SUNUNU: My comfort level — the only discomfort I have is with folks in the media trying to create a veniality without having the courage to specifically tell me what the veniality that I should be concerned about is.

CAMEROTA: Well, but —

SUNUNU: I don’t have — I have not identified any veniality. Have you?

CAMEROTA: Well, you should be concerned if there was collusion. And that’s what Congress —

SUNUNU: I don’t — I don’t see any evidence of collusion. Do you?

CAMEROTA: No. That’s what — that — but —

SUNUNU: OK. So that’s — that ends — that should end your reporting right there.

CAMEROTA: Well, we’re at the beginning of the —

SUNUNU: You should put an exclamation point after your “no.”

CAMEROTA: Understood. But we’re at the beginning of the investigation. So what Congress —

SUNUNU: You’re seven months into the investigation.

CAMEROTA: Not exactly.

SUNUNU: You’re seven months —

CAMEROTA: Robert Mueller has just taken over. Robert Mueller has just taken over.

SUNUNU: Oh, this is a new investigation.

CAMEROTA: Well, no. I mean, look, that’s not exactly fair, governor, because, as you know, Congress people have been calling —

SUNUNU: The Obama investigation went on for the last —

CAMEROTA: For a special counsel to do this, to handle this because — so it gets away from all of the partisan bickering. So it’s just starting in that regard.

SUNUNU: OK. Can I ask a question? If Mueller comes out and says that my version is correct and yours isn’t, how much crow are you going to eat?

CAMEROTA: Governor, I don’t have a version of events. I asked —

SUNUNU: Of course you do. The whole half hour I listened to is a version.

CAMEROTA: Governor — governor, we are asking questions of the sources of the people who know, attempting to see where the investigation is. The investigation isn’t complete. Everyone agrees on that.

SUNUNU: Without — without identifying — without identifying a veniality that should be investigated.

CAMEROTA: Governor, we appreciate your perspective, that there’s nothing to see here and that the investigation is, I don’t know, silly.

SUNUNU: Politically motivated by folks trying to rationalize a horribly run Democratic presidential campaign.

CAMEROTA: Governor John Sununu, thank you very much. Always great to get your perspective.

SUNUNU: Nice to be here, Alisyn.

CAMEROTA: Chris.

CHRIS CUOMO, CNN ANCHOR: They’re certainly doing a better job coordinating messaging on how to deal with the investigation. Governor Sununu, always a capable mind and a good political debater to be sure.

 

[From an article by Onan Coca, published by CONSTITUTION.COM]

 

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Even Clinton’s supporters won’t call her “honest” or “trustworthy”

Telling it like it is...

If I could get my liberal Democrat friends to answer one question honestly, I think it would be this one:  “Do you really believe that Hillary Clinton is innocent of the crimes she’s been accused of and has been honest with the American people?”

If they were being honest, I don’t think any of them could reply affirmatively. I am almost certain that none of them would be willing to make themselves liars by calling the woman honest or innocent. I know this because even liberals who are a bit more craven, like New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and liberal journalist Bob Woodward (of Watergate fame), can’t bring themselves to do it.

Hassan is a devoted Clinton surrogate who has been making the rounds in the media trying to drum up support for her candidate. However, she got tripped up when she appeared on CNN Tuesday morning. During her conversation with CNN’s Manu Raju, she was asked a completely surprising question… well at least it was surprising to her.

“Do you think that she is honest and trustworthy?” Raju innocently asked the Governor. Did Hassan respond with an immediate and emphatic, “Yes, of course she is!”

NOPE.

Even a seasoned Clinton shill like Hassan could not bring herself to sink so low as to claim that Clinton was “honest”. Here’s how Hassan responded:

Maggie Hassan: “I support Hillary Clinton for the presidency because her experience and her record demonstrate that she is qualified to hold the job.”

So Manu Raju tried again, “Do you think she is honest?”

Maggie Hassan: “She has, um, a critical, critical plan among others for making college more affordable.”

 Finally, Raju pled with Governor Hassan to answer the question, “But do you think that she is trustworthy?”

To which Hassan replied: “I think she has demonstrated a commitment always to something beyond herself, bigger than herself.”

Maggie, don’t worry about it. I couldn’t have told a bald-faced lie like “Hillary is honest” on national TV either. That kind of insincerity could only come from someone as seasoned at lying as a Clinton.  

Don’t blame Hassan for being unable to even pretend that Hillary Clinton is honest. Even the most anti-conservative among us can see the dishonesty and the corruption oozing from Hillary’s pores. Just ask the Washington Post’s Bob Woodward.

Woodward was on CBS This Morning to discuss Donald Trump’s recent foreign policy speech and the state of the Hillary Clinton email scandal, but when asked to comment on what we should be watching for in the Congressional Clinton email investigation, Woodward described this as a “very serious issue.”

This is a “very serious issue. So many unanswered questions. Let’s face it, Hillary Clinton has not come totally clean on this…”

When answering why she hasn’t come clean on this, Woodward responded: Habit of secrecy. The whole idea of the private server was so no one would know. It’s a very bad habit. I think people say, ‘if she became president are we going to have some kind of transparency. Is there going to be a culture of straight talk, rather than a culture of concealment?’”

You know, Bob, when anyone else is called out for having a “habit of secrecy,” they’re usually just called LIARS. I know, that’s probably too straightforward for a liberal journalist who’s spent the last 50+ years living and working in Washington, D.C. but that’s exactly what you’re talking about here. It’s not a culture of secrecy or concealment. It’s a culture of lying to cover up the things that might derail her future.

Let’s stop parsing. Stop using weasel words. She is a liar and she hasn’t “come clean” because she knows that the things she is lying to cover up could destroy her career and her chances at becoming President. Hillary Clinton knows it, Maggie Hassan knows it, Bob Woodward knows it, and the American people know it.

 

[from an article by Onan Coca appearing on CONSTITUTION.COM]

 

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Sheriff David Clarke of Milwaukee County says Obama “has been lying” about police responses toward blacks

Sheriff David ClarkeSheriff David Clarke appeared on CNN with Don Lemon to discuss the recent shootings of police officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  During the course of the conversation, Lemon brought up that Obama has put data out in which he claimed that police officers were more aggressive towards black males than white males.  Clarke responded by saying, “The president has been lying about that.”

Clarke had predicted the shooting of police officers in America a couple of years ago.

“I’ve been watching this for two years. I’ve predicted this,” Clarke said. “This anti-police rhetoric sweeping the country has turned out some hateful things inside of people that are now playing themselves out on the American police officer.”

The Milwaukee County sheriff went after the Black Lives Matter movement and said that it inspires violence against police officers.  However, Lemon said that the movement’s message is “peace and coming together in the country” and asked Clarke what his message is.

“You don’t believe that for one minute, do you?” Clarke asked.

“That’s what they said to me,” said Lemon.  “Yeah, I believe them.”

One wonders if the devil told Lemon that he was not a deceiver, if he would believe him.

“Are there protests over the deaths of the cops in Baton Rouge?” Clarke probed.  “Any riots or protests over the police officers in Dallas, Texas?”

“I don’t know that,” Lemon answered and followed up by asking what he was getting at.

“My message has been clear from day one two years ago,” Clarke said.  “This anti-cop sentiment from this hateful ideology called Black Lives Matter has fueled this rage against the American police officer. I predicted this two years ago.”

Lemon seemed uneasy with Clarke’s straightforwardness and asked him to “keep the vibe down”.  However, Clarke continued without missing a beat and turned it on Lemon: “I’m looking at three dead cops this week and I am looking at five last week. You’re trying to tell me to keep it down?”

Lemon then brought up Obama’s claim about police officers being more aggressive towards black males than white males.  That’s when Clarke called Obama a liar.

“The president has been lying about that,” he said.

Back in January, Clarke went after Obama and Bill Clinton in an interview with Sean Hannity on FOX News Channel when he called them “anti-gun bigots.”  During that interview he said, “If you want to reduce violence, and the president knows this, you target criminals. You do not target law-abiding citizens. And you don’t make them have to go jump through hoops, in a higher threshold to exercise their Second Amendment right. But Sean, if he goes after the real perpetrators of violence in America, he would have to target the underclass young black male, and — who disproportionately is involved in all this violence, and he doesn’t want to do that.”

“I want as many law-abiding citizens to arm themselves in this country as we can get so that I have the partner that I need to beat back this sort of violence,” he added.  “And in these mass shooting situations, you’re right, the great equalizer is a law-abiding citizen in that situation, with a firearm, who can take action, because when seconds count, the police are usually minutes away.”

Obama and his fellow Marxists will continue to exploit the injuries and deaths of police officers in order to promote their killers, but you can be assured that they will not stop with cops.  Therefore, arm yourselves and let’s be vigilant in looking out after one another.

 

[by Tim Brown for Freedom Outpost, republished by CONSTITUTION.COM]

 

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