25 days to Nov 8: Clinton survives emails, klieg light on Trump
WASHINGTON, October 13, 2016 — Hillary Clinton is under the gun to respond, under oath, to questions submitted to her by Judicial Watch regarding her private server and the intentional destruction of emails following a Congressional subpoena. One question is:
- After your lawyers completed their review of the emails in your clintonemail.com email account in late 2014, were the electronic versions of your emails preserved, deleted, or destroyed? If they were deleted or destroyed, what tool or software was used to delete or destroy them, who deleted or destroyed them, and was the deletion or destruction done at your direction?
The answer to this one question will show either that Clinton was completely unaware of what her State Department employees were doing, or that she knowingly obstructed justice by destroying those emails, which are the property of the American people.
Other released emails have proven that the DNC colluded to deny Bernie Sanders the nomination; others speak disparagingly about his followers.
Other evidence suggests that a top DNC official fed Clinton a question to be posed at an upcoming town hall forum, providing her an unfair edge over her opponent. Yet other mails show that a Clinton campaign staffer was communicating with people at the Department of Justice about Clinton’s much scrutinized emails.
One of the most damming revelations coming from the party that says it supports religious rights are the pointed commentary concerning Catholics and evangelical Christians, Democratic plans to disrupt Christianity in America.
The Trump campaign is doing its best to highlight the WikiLeaks documents. Trump has begun speaking about them at length at his campaign rallies, and his communications staff is regularly blasting out updates to reporters.
Top Trump surrogates like former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani insist that Clinton should have been prosecuted for mishandling classified information. They allege that the FBI declined to pursue charges against her because she is the Democrats’ nominee.
Clinton’s press secretary, Brian Fallon, said in one released document that “DOJ folks inform me there is a status hearing in this case this morning, so we could have a window into the judge’s thinking about this proposed production schedule as quickly as today.” This shows collusion between the Justice Department and the Clinton campaign.
In that exchange, Fallon discusses legal proceedings regarding the release of Clinton’s State Department emails with other Clinton campaign personnel. Those emails were the focus of an eventual separate investigation. That Fallon, a former Justice Department staffer, was communicating with the department about the politically sensitive topic raises many questions.
Trump told supporters at a Florida rally Monday night:
“Today we learned, amazingly, that the Department of Justice fed information to the Clinton campaign about the email investigation so that the campaign could be prepared to cover up her crimes.”
A March 2016 email shows that then CNN commentator and current Clinton Campaign chair Donna Brazile may have also been playing favorites.
Brazile, who replaced Debbie Wasserman Shultz following the reveal of the DNC’s immoral treatment of Bernie Sanders, wrote, “From time to time I get the questions in advance.” She shared a question about the death penalty ahead of a CNN town hall event, noting, “Here’s one that worries me about HRC.”
Brazile denies having access to the questions, but independent review of Brazile’s “concern” and the question asked during the town hall debate shows that the two are strikingly similar.
At today’s rally, Trump said that the allegations of his inappropriate conduct with woman are absolutely false. His supporters are quick to note that Trump has been running for office for nearly two years, and these revelations have only recently, if not conveniently, emerged.
Pastor Michael Anthony has previously said that Trump is a “baby Christian” which means that Trump has had a change of heart. According to him, despite Americans’ ability to forgive nearly anyone who apologizes and shows that they have “done good” or changed their errant ways, the media’s constant onslaught is not allowing the message of forgiveness to come through.
Anthony’s most recent tweet suggests that voters look behind the flaws to the candidates’ platforms:
— Michael Anthony (@Godfactor) October 12, 2016
One female Trump supporter speaking out at his Florida rally today said she will not withdraw her support: “… he is a person, just like us, not a politician. We all make mistakes and move on.”
If voters who are not being counted on in the polls maintain that attitude, Trump is still not out of the race.
RNC Chairman Reince Priebus announced that the RNC will stand by Trump, even as it doesn’t. That announcement comes after moves by several Republican leaders, including Paul Ryan, to drop their support for him.
In a Monday call to the RNC’s 168 members, Priebus said that “nothing has changed” in their support of Trump. He said that the RNC and the Trump campaign are working well together and are completely coordinated.
— Megyn Kelly (@megynkelly) October 11, 2016
Trump campaign officials had volunteered to also join the call in a show of unity.
“I want to make it very clear that the RNC is in full coordination with the Trump campaign and we have a great relationship with them,” Priebus told the members in the call, according to audio of the call obtained by NBC News. “Nothing has changed in regards to our relationship and we remain very much involved and together in all levels in making these decisions of how best to run the operation across the country.”
Trump’s support inside the Republican Party dissolved following the release of a 2005 recording of the nominee making lewd sexual comments in a “hot mic” moment, suggesting an abusive attitude toward women.
Numerous Republicans have publicly condemned his comments. Priebus, while working to keep the party together, likewise condemned them. “Like all of you, I don’t condone what was said in the video,” he said. “In fact, the campaign itself doesn’t defend the words in that video.”
Trump has said, most publicly at the last debate, that he does apologize for the comments, that he has apologized to his wife and family, that he is embarrassed and that he is a changed man from those days. He has learned a different path, one voters might see as a move from the path of a media star to a nascent politician who could help resurrect an America that is failing on many levels—from jobs and economy to race relations.
Priebus has denied that the party is in turmoil and that attempts are being made to pull support away from Trump. Priebus held a phone call meeting with several RNC members assuring them that no one has left the RNC or the Trump campaign.
He also confirmed that nobody was meeting in hopes of replacing the nominee. As early voting has begun and ballots have been printed, it is effectually impossible for the GOP to replace Trump, but they could turn their back on him en masse, ensuring that in 2020 the GOP will have lost all those who will vote for Trump this election.
The result will be that a third and even fourth party rises from the ashes of decades-long abuse of political power that is now being served to voters of both parties.
Priebus has denied that the RNC was halting its Victory program, even as Rep. Paul Ryan announced he would not support, but would vote for, Trump and would instead focus on keeping the Republican majority in Congress.
Trump responded, saying Ryan “should spend more time on balancing the budget, jobs and illegal immigration and not waste his time on fighting Republican nominee.”
— CNN (@CNN) October 9, 2016
Priebus announced plans to hold the meeting hours after the presidential debate on Sunday night. The meeting lasted for 20 minutes and did not allow for questions from its members. Priebus said he plans to stay the course, no matter what may happen down the road. 29 Republicans have called for Trump to drop out of the presidential race and 44 have condemned his remarks from 11 years ago.
But the reality is that the Trump tape is more of an abstract/distract by the liberal media and the Clinton campaign to turn attention from the Clinton campaigns true colors—from their attitudes towards “need Latinos”, African-Americans, women, Sanders supporters, and Americans in general.
The media, even conservative leaning Fox News, cannot stop reporting on the salacious nature of the Trump tape despite the very evil, and promise of America’s destruction, that the Wikileaks emails have promised.
While Trump faces this sudden drop in support and endorsements, it is now up to Priebus to sell Trump to the GOP as the man who can save America by creating jobs, creating fair deals with countries that support us and by highlighting the failures Clinton brings to the table.
Because the Trump Train will leave the Republicans’ tent, and take his supporters, who come out in the tens of thousands to his rallies, with him. That will be on more opponent for conservatives to fight against in 2020.