JANET – Events in July.
FBI: Comey Statement; Drudge Links; McCARTHY – FBI rewrites law.
Dinesh D’Souza: HillarysAmerica
LEADS: KLEIN – We lied to the Libyans; HOFT – GOP Up; WILLIAMSON – Bright side of 2016.
PA: ZITO – GOP in PA.
END NOTES: MARK LEVIN 7/5/16; JAMES BRODY – BO’s last job.
Remember a Vet!
Janet: July Events
* Friday, July 8, 2nd AMENDMENT RALLY
High Noon until 2 p.m., Steps of the Montgomery County Courthouse, Swede Street, Norristown, PA, 19401.
(Street and garage parking available.)
*Bring your flags, bring your LARGE easily read signs supporting our great 2nd Amendment,
wear your blue (we will show Norristown police appreciation),bring your family!
*Our speakers are dedicated to upholding YOUR rights!
Saturday, July 16 – Pray Day DC Revival is happening 10:00AM
Join one million people standing together in solidarity for Jesus on the National Mall in Washington, DC.
Artists/speakers include Hillsong United, Kari Jobe, Lecrae, Michael W. Smith, Francis Chan, Ravi Zacharias, Casting Crowns, Matthew West, Jeremy Camp, Lauren Daigle, Andy Mineo, and more.
We plan on helping people organize buses here in PA, starting in the King of Prussia area. It’s time to get your churches, schools, businesses, and local organizations involved!**
*Saturday, July 23 – Pray for our Nation, Washington Memorial Chapel, Rt. 23, on the edge of Valley Forge Park 10 AM – 12 Noon.
Our 2nd annual event co-sponsored by Valley Forge Patriots / Citizens for Liberty and Faith & Freedom Coalition.
Join us for prayer that God saves our Nation from those who seek to destroy it.
Ample parking at the chapel and lunch is available at the Cabin Shop picnic area adjacent to the chapel.
FBI . . .
James Comey, FBI: “On the Investigation of Secretary Hillary Clinton’s Use of a Personal E-Mail System”
“Although we don’t normally make public our recommendations to the prosecutors, we frequently make recommendations and engage in productive conversations with prosecutors about what resolution may be appropriate, given the evidence. In this case, given the importance of the matter, I think unusual transparency is in order.
“Although there is evidence of potential violations of the statutes regarding the handling of classified information, our judgment is that no reasonable prosecutor would bring such a case. Prosecutors necessarily weigh a number of factors before bringing charges. There are obvious considerations, like the strength of the evidence, especially regarding intent. Responsible decisions also consider the context of a person’s actions, and how similar situations have been handled in the past.
“In looking back at our investigations into mishandling or removal of classified information, we cannot find a case that would support bringing criminal charges on these facts. All the cases prosecuted involved some combination of: clearly intentional and willful mishandling of classified information; or vast quantities of materials exposed in such a way as to support an inference of intentional misconduct; or indications of disloyalty to the United States; or efforts to obstruct justice. We do not see those things here.
“To be clear, this is not to suggest that in similar circumstances, a person who engaged in this activity would face no consequences. To the contrary, those individuals are often subject to security or administrative sanctions. But that is not what we are deciding now.
“As a result, although the Department of Justice makes final decisions on matters like this, we are expressing to Justice our view that no charges are appropriate in this case.
“I know there will be intense public debate in the wake of this recommendation, as there was throughout this investigation. What I can assure the American people is that this investigation was done competently, honestly, and independently. No outside influence of any kind was brought to bear. . .”
EMAIL: Drudge Links
FBI DIRECTOR: CLINTON AND AIDES ‘EXTREMELY CARELESS’…
110 EMAILS ON SERVER CONTAINED CLASSIFIED INFO…
POSSIBLE ‘HOSTILE ACTORS’ GAINED ACCESS…
FLASHBACK: HILLARY CAUGHT ON TAPE, ‘WHY WOULD I DO EMAIL WITH ALL THESE INVESTIGATIONS?’
JUDICIAL WATCH BLASTS…
FBI ‘REWRITES LAW’ TO LET HER OFF…
COURT RULING TO FIRE UP EMAIL SUITS…
Andrew McCarthy, NRO: “FBI Rewrites Federal Law to Let Hillary Off the Hook”
“There is no way of getting around this: According to Director James Comey (disclosure: a former colleague and longtime friend of mine), Hillary Clinton checked every box required for a felony violation of Section 793(f) of the federal penal code (Title 18): With lawful access to highly classified information she acted with gross negligence in removing and causing it to be removed it from its proper place of custody, and she transmitted it and caused it to be transmitted to others not authorized to have it, in patent violation of her trust. Director Comey even conceded that former Secretary Clinton was “extremely careless” and strongly suggested that her recklessness very likely led to communications (her own and those she corresponded with) being intercepted by foreign intelligence services.
“Yet, Director Comey recommended against prosecution of the law violations he clearly found on the ground that there was no intent to harm the United States.
“In essence, in order to give Mrs. Clinton a pass, the FBI rewrote the statute, inserting an intent element that Congress did not require. The added intent element, moreover, makes no sense: The point of having a statute that criminalizes gross negligence is to underscore that government officials have a special obligation to safeguard national defense secrets; when they fail to carry out that obligation due to gross negligence, they are guilty of serious wrongdoing. The lack of intent to harm our country is irrelevant. People never intend the bad things that happen due to gross negligence.
“I would point out, moreover, that there are other statutes that criminalize unlawfully removing and transmitting highly classified information with intent to harm the United States. Being not guilty (and, indeed, not even accused) of Offense B does not absolve a person of guilt on Offense A, which she has committed.
“It is a common tactic of defense lawyers in criminal trials to set up a straw-man for the jury: a crime the defendant has not committed. The idea is that by knocking down a crime the prosecution does not allege and cannot prove, the defense may confuse the jury into believing the defendant is not guilty of the crime charged. Judges generally do not allow such sleight-of-hand because innocence on an uncharged crime is irrelevant to the consideration of the crimes that actually have been charged.
“t seems to me that this is what the FBI has done today. It has told the public that because Mrs. Clinton did not have intent to harm the United States we should not prosecute her on a felony that does not require proof of intent to harm the United States. Meanwhile, although there may have been profound harm to national security caused by her grossly negligent mishandling of classified information, we’ve decided she shouldn’t be prosecuted for grossly negligent mishandling of classified information.
“I think highly of Jim Comey personally and professionally, but this makes no sense to me.
“Finally, I was especially unpersuaded by Director Comey’s claim that no reasonable prosecutor would bring a case based on the evidence uncovered by the FBI. . .”
Also – Julia Limitone, Fox: “Giuliani: FBI’s Comey Putting Hillary Clinton Above the Law”
HillarysAmericatheMovie – Dinesh D’Souza
Daniel Hannan, Washington Examiner: “We won our independence back!”
“I’m still reeling from the magnitude of it.
“When Britain voted to leave the European Union, it was defying the entire corporatist establishment: the leaders of all the main parties; the mega-banks and multi-nationals that use EU regulation to freeze out competitors; the Brussels-funded associations and institutes and universities; the consultants and contractors and rent-seekers who have turned the EU into a good living; every foreign leader from whom David Cameron could call in a favor – including Barack Obama.
In the event, British voters ignored the hectoring, the bullying, the idiotic scare-stories, and politely voted to take back control of their laws.
“The losers haven’t taken it well. In the five stages of grief, they are still stuck between denial and anger. Some have started a petition to re-run the referendum. Others dismiss Leave voters as knuckle-dragging racists. The only reason Britain voted to secede, they claim, was anti-immigrant xenophobia.
“Since some overseas media are buying into that narrative, it’s worth reminding ourselves of the facts.
“By far the biggest issue for Leave voters, according both to our internal polling and to all the published surveys, was recovering democracy. Immigration was a distant second and, among those citing immigration, few expected or wanted zero immigration from the EU.
“What they were asking for was something that other countries take for granted: the right to determine roughly who comes in and roughly in what numbers.
“All the main Leave leaders — including Boris Johnson, Michael Gove and me — stressed that we supported migration, provided it was controlled.
“Voting for self-government does not mean voting to walk away from our European allies. The security and prosperity of our neighbors matters enormously to us. During the campaign, Britain took a decision to deploy troops to defend Poland and Estonia from possible Russian revanchism. It also sent naval forces to the Mediterranean to help with the continuing migration crisis there. No one on the Leave side demurred from either decision.
“Far from pulling up the drawbridge, most Leavers voted for a more global Britain. We have had enough of the EU’s over-regulation and introversion. We want to be able to sign our own trade deals with non-EU states — something that, currently, only Brussels can do on our behalf.
Already, politicians from Australia to Korea are lining up to trade with a Britain that, outside the EU, will be far less protectionist. President Obama has conspicuously declined to repeat his “back of the queue” remark, which had the perverse result of pushing more people to vote Leave.
“After the vote, Paul Ryan was quick to see that, while the U.S.-EU talks are going nowhere, a bilateral U.S.-U.K. deal ‘would be easier to do.’ You bet, Mr Speaker. . .”
LEADS . . .
Aaron Klein, Breitbart: “Obama Administration Misled Libyan Government to Hide U.S. Mission in Benghazi”
“TEL AVIV – The State Department used deceptive means to ensure staff at the U.S. Special Mission in Benghazi received diplomatic immunity without notifying the acting Libyan government of the existence of the American mission in Benghazi.
“That detail is contained in the final report of the House Republicans Select Committee on Benghazi, released on Tuesday and reviewed in full by Breitbart Jerusalem. The report further shows that the State Department acted in an underhanded way so as not to “raise congressional notification issues” regarding the Benghazi mission.
“The report relates State Department discussions ‘ensued over how to bring the personnel in Benghazi under the diplomatic umbrella of the Embassy in Tripoli without triggering formal recognition of the Benghazi office.’ . . .”
Jim Hoft, Gateway Pundit: STUNNING FINAL ANALYSIS=> GOP Primary Turnout Up 62% This Year – Dem Primary Turnout Down 21% This Year
“This ought to keep Democrats up late at night.
“Despite the constant negative press by the liberal media, Republicans are coming off a historic primary season.
“Republican turnout was up 62% this year.
“Democratic turnout was down 21% this year.
“Republicans had 1.1 million more primary voters this year than the Democratic party.
“These are stunning numbers!”
Kevin Williamson, NRO: “The Bright Side of 2016”
“. . . Ruling elites across time and cultures begin to look a little bit alike, at least in broad strokes. They generally are effectively hereditary, even when they are not formally so; imperial China maintained a rigorous civil-service examination system for more than 1,000 years (kéju) but standardized testing did no more to prevent the emergence of a partially hereditary class of bureaucrat-scholars in Luoyang than it has in the Harvard-to-Washington-to-Wall Street cursus honorum. Like our Clinton dynasty, they manage to acquire substantial wealth while rarely if ever engaging in anything that looks to ordinary people like work. (The ancient guidance for Brahmins is to avoid occupations that require “fatiguing the body,” but they were also expected to maintain themselves in respectable poverty.) They effectively operate under a different body of both civil and criminal law than do the peons who serve them.”
“And what’s really kind of impressive is that they do all that while convincing us (or most of us, except when the guillotines are busy) that they are doing us a favor, that they are engaged in what we Americans insist on calling “public service.” They do this by convincing us that we need them. . .”
PA . . .
Salena Zito, RCP: “Trump Victory in Pennsylvania Hinges on 10 Counties, Experts Say”
“. . . “Republicans don’t need Pennsylvania to win the electoral vote, but Democrats do, and a loss here for Hillary Clinton on election night would likely mean she loses the White House by the morning,” said Lara Brown, director of George Washington University’s political management program.
The key to presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump’s winning Pennsylvania in November lies in just 10 counties, the experts say.
“And it all comes down to tweaking the margins in existing red counties rather than flipping traditionally blue counties. . . .
“Here are the 10 counties experts identified as critical for a Republican win.
“Bucks County: All agreed Bucks is the perfect gauge with the right mix of working class and suburban voters to see how the state is trending.
“Trump is really going to need to increase the share of the vote of the working-class Democrat and independent voters,” Olson said. “They are the sort of person you will see in Lower Bucks. If he is winning them in this county, then he is doing well in Lackawanna, Luzerne and Northampton in the east.”
“Greene and Cambria counties: These two counties showed the largest swings toward Republicans from 2004 to 2012, Trende said. But there also was a drop-off of 7,000 votes in 2012. Voters who didn’t show up for Romney have to show up for Trump to offset heavily Democratic Philadelphia’s large population, Trende said.
“Washington and Westmoreland counties: ‘Washington and Westmoreland counties have been going Republican since 1996, but they need to go in a bigger way for Trump to win,’ Olson said.
“Westmoreland is more of a suburban county and Washington is home to voters who would have been blue-collar Democrats 30 years ago, he said.
“‘Of the two, you are likely looking at Washington, where you are going to be likelier to find the increase in turnout and the swing toward Trump that he is going to need,’ Olson said.
“Lackawanna County: This county is going to go Democratic, but it is one of Trump’s biggest county wins in the Republican primary, Wasserman said.
Instead of losing by more than 20 points, Wasserman said losing by 15 points or less could help Trump carry the state. ‘This would be one to look at the margins,’ he said.
“Luzerne County: “This county is traditionally Democratic, but can Hillary bring that home with the economic and social issues tugging at her? This could be the year it goes for Trump,” Wasserman said.
Clinton bested rival Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders by fewer than 2,000 votes in the Democratic primary. What’s more, that’s 27,000 fewer votes than she received in the 2008 Democratic primary.
“‘Luzerne is a useful county to watch,’ Kondik said. ‘It is not prosperous and has a fairly high percentage of white residents. If Trump is re-writing the state’s playbook, that would seem like a county he could potentially carry.”
“Dauphin County: ‘This county showed the largest swing in the state from Kerry to Obama; if it moves back, that suggests a large portion of the Obama phenomenon was Obama-specific,’ Trende said.
“York and Lancaster counties: ‘The triangle of Lancaster, Dauphin and York are the fastest-growing Hispanic population in the state, albeit still smaller than national trends,’ Wasserman said. Clinton’s success relies on her ability to reach out to this community.
‘If we start seeing voters in these 10 counties leaning (toward) Trump, we may be looking at something bigger — a new political realignment for both parties across the country,’ Brown said. . .”
END NOTES . . .
Mark Levin (7/5/16)
On Tuesday’s Mark Levin show, We had a Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, who didn’t care about national security. She undoubtedly endangered the lives of individuals through her violation of the Espionage Act and endangered the national security of this country, all because she wanted to make sure she couldn’t be held to account for anything to anybody. However, Hillary is getting off the hook as FBI Director James Comey doesn’t recommend charges for her. In addition, there should have been a special prosecutor appointed to oversee this case and there should have been a grand jury. Hillary is not qualified to be president or get a security clearance. If this were a Republican candidate running for president, there is no way they would have gotten away with this. Also, this should have been a slam dunk prosecution. It’s an iron clad case except for the fact that Comey covered for Hillary. This is what we call, the fix is in and the system is rigged.
“Later, Sen. Bob Corker spoke at a Donald Trump rally and is one of the candidates for Trump’s Vice President. Corker shouldn’t be under consideration for anything except resignation.”
James Brody, “Brexit: Obama Just Lost His Next Job.”
“But it seems to me far more important to stress that organisms find, invent and reorganize new environments in their search for a better world.” Karl Popper, 1984/1992, viii.
Nearly every politician or government worker, like most men but nearly every woman, manages his current position with one eye but works hardest and longest for his next one. Future-oriented women, men, and politicians constantly adjust their networks with trial and error through bribes, punishments, lies, and strategic neglect.
“Governments, however, can become sugar-daddy sites. Make an offer for whatever or whomever you think you need or, in hard times, whomever you might get. And taking contributions from anyone makes a contract: contributions imply obligations: Accept a gift and expect its bearer to want first a kiss, a screw and then a diamond or, if you are inept, a marriage.
“Obama is no exception and might have succeeded but he ran out of time and sinks despite his overtures, lectures and deals. He’s gotten older, more familiar, and somewhat toothless. His audiences have also gotten older and less tolerant, outgrowing their herd instincts for following. Furthermore, his “accomplishments” have always been expensive, contrived, rule-infested, ineffective, and annoying. He also meddled with Putin but Putin’s jets became more obnoxious. He and Kerry meddled with China and the Chinese built fortified coastal islands that trouble everyone from Karachi to northern Japan. He also meddled in Israel – Bibi won reelection despite Obama’s interferences. Obama meddled in the UK but he aggravated voters into supporting Brexit. And Mr. Trump promises to erase much that Obama erected with Executive Orders. After all, why remember orders from a politician, even a half-black one, who didn’t accomplish things?. . .”