John Boehner Did Not Gain Any New Conservative Fans After Calling This Couple ‘Good People’

House Speaker John Boehner sat down for an interview with Bloomberg Politics recently to discuss the scandal regarding Hillary Clinton’s use of a private server to send and receive official emails during her time as secretary of state.

“She violated the law,” Boehner insisted, “and the idea that she was going to use her own server and do official business on it goes against every transparency issue that the president likes to tout.”

When asked what policy she violated, he responded that she would have had to “sign a sheet when she got there that she was going to preserve all of these records. At some point, they just can’t ignore the fact that there are a lot of public documents on this server that the American people have a right to see; and we believe it is time for Mrs. Clinton to turn that server and all its documents over to the IG – the inspector general – at the State Department.”

He confirmed that, if Clinton refuses to cooperate, “all options are on the table” – including a House subpoena.

“It’s important for the American people to know the truth about what happened in Benghazi,” he said, “and it’s important to know what was going on at the State Department before, during, and after the events that occurred in Libya.”

Boehner’s palpable irritation dissipated somewhat, however, when he was asked whether Bill and Hillary Clinton are “ethically and morally fit to return to the White House.”

He replied that the Clintons are “good public servants” and “good people,” acknowledging that “there are questions that have to be answered.”

Do you think Hillary Clinton should release the contents of her server? Let us know in the comments section below.

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Fox’s Hannity Expertly Shuts Down Muslim Guest Trying To Control The Conversation

In a recent on-air conversation with Islamic leader Hassan Shibly, Fox News Channel host Sean Hannity sought details about the case of a young American woman, Hoda Muthana, who left her family last year to join forces with ISIS. Shibly, who heads the Council on American Islamic Relations in Florida, explained that his organization is advocating on behalf of Muthana’s family and shared his thoughts on the story.

“Words can’t describe the utter shock and trauma and horror that the family is facing,” he said, “and the pain and anguish they’re facing at having lost their daughter to brainwashing and recruitment by this terrible extremist violent gang of monsters, really.”

Hannity wondered why CAIR, which he described as a “controversial group,” would be involved. This prompted Shibly to accuse the host of changing the subject.

“I’ll ask any question I want,” Hannity shot back, “this is my show. But you are a controversial group.”

Shibly ultimately answered the question.

“The reason we’re involved is because we have been working in that community for a long time; and her father actually attended a lecture I gave to counter extremists and to delegitimize ISIS,” he stated. “So, when he heard I gave a lecture at his mosque delegitimizing ISIS and condemning that terrorist organization, he reached out to me when Hoda first left; and the first thing I told him is, ‘We have to contact authorities and we have to do the best we can to make sure no other child is lost in the way your daughter was lost.’”

Hannity then pivoted to another topic, asking Shibly if he believes Hamas is a terrorist organization. After some back-and-forth between the two men, the guest ultimately conceded that the group is classified as a terrorist organization by the U.S. State Department.

He then attempted to castigate Hannity, though, for daring to ask such a question.

“Shame on you for asking every Muslim what he thinks of terrorist organizations,” he responded.

“No shame on me,” Hannity said. “I’m allowed to ask any questions I want.”

Though it was fairly clear Shibly had more he wanted to say, Hannity opted to move on, cutting that interview off and introducing his next guest.

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MSNBC Hosts Skewer Howard Dean For His Defense Of Clintons

Amid a growing scandal suggesting the Clinton Foundation improperly accepted donations in exchange for political favors, 2016 presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton and her husband, Bill, can at least count on Howard Dean for support. The former Democrat National Committee chairman and one-time presidential candidate appeared on MSNBC’s Morning Joe this week to criticize the author of a new book that promises to expose the Clintons’ actions.

Dean suggested author Peter Schweizer could not be trusted because he “is getting money from donors – big donors who support Ted Cruz.”

“You’re going after the author?” host Joe Scarborough asked.

He continued, noting that plenty of other news outlets are following up on the issues presented in the book, asserting that Dean must similarly criticize these sources – specifically the New York Times, which published an article that promoted the story to nationwide prominence.

“You’re actually going to have to condemn the New York Times, Joe Becker and Mike McIntyre,” Scarborough insisted. “They’re the ones that wrote the story.”

Dean accepted the challenge and went on to rip the Times as an outlet with numerous “incredibly sloppy” journalists on its staff.

“I have been threatened by reporters,” he asserted. “They were going to run a story that they knew wasn’t true and I knew wasn’t true unless I produced evidence to prove it wasn’t true.”

Scarborough cut Dean off, comparing him to previous guest James Carville, who consistently attempted to change the focus of the conversation.

“It’s always ‘look at something else,’” he lamented.

The host also coaxed Dean into admitting that he has no criticism of the authors behind the Times article being discussed.

Do you think the accusations against the Clintons are credible? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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‘It Looks Like Bribery’: Mitt Romney Breaks Down Hillary’s Uranium Scandal

Appearing on radio host Hugh Hewitt’s program Thursday, 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney responded to growing criticism of Hillary Clinton and the financial dealings of the Clinton Foundation.

Romney cut to the chase, explaining that he was “stunned” by the accusations, adding that “it looks like bribery.”

He went on to highlight the most egregious examples of alleged wrongdoing, stating that “there is every appearance that Hillary Clinton was bribed to grease the sale of, what, 20 percent of America’s uranium production to Russia? And then it was covered up by lying about a meeting at her home with the principals – and by erasing emails.”

Such evasive action on her part, Romney explained, will make finding the truth all the more difficult.

“And you know,” he said, “I presume we might know for sure whether there was or was not bribery if she hadn’t wiped out thousands of emails.”

Furthermore, Romney countered the Clinton campaign’s assessment of mounting accusations as unsubstantiated.

“The story that came from the New York Times is pretty straightforward,” he said, “which is that millions upon millions of dollars were given to the Clinton Foundation at the same time by a group of people who had uranium assets; and shortly thereafter, these people came to the State Department for approval to be able to sell these assets to Russia for a huge price tag.”

If the donations and subsequent approval are determined to be connected, Romney assessed, “it’s a form of bribery.”

The scandal extends beyond a presidential campaign, he concluded.

“I mean this is a question about whether or not the United States secretary of state was bribed to grease the sale of strategic assets to Russia.”

Do you think Hillary Clinton is guilty of accepting bribes? Sound off in the comments section below.

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Author And Californian James Lacy Explains Why The State’s Drought Was Caused By Environmentalists

In a recent appearance on Fox Business Channel’s Varney and Co., author James V. Lacy shared his take on the roots of – and remedies for – the ongoing, debilitating California drought.

“Droughts are nothing new,” he explained. “This is a four-year drought. I’ve lived in California all my life – we’ve had droughts year after year.”

The current issue, he asserted, is not a lack of water but a misappropriation of natural resources.

“Environmentalists are intimidating policymakers to try to make more water available,” he continued. “As a result, we lose hundreds and hundreds of gallons to, for example, flush trout out of remote streams – good water that could be used by agriculture to create food.”

Instead of supporting measures such as dam construction, Lacy said environmentalists are obstructing because “they aren’t natural.”

Other initiatives, including the desalination of ocean water, are currently being proposed by many leaders, he noted. Lacy acknowledged that even Democrat California Gov. Jerry Brown “hasn’t been terrible on this issue.”

The state’s environmental activists, on the other hand, continue to stand firmly against measures that would ensure residents have sufficient access to water.

“We don’t need to ration,” he added. “There’s enough water. What we need to do is use what we have more wisely.”

According to Lacy, the federal government has been a part of the problem, too. He explained that one California dam was required to expel a massive amount of water in order to relocate two dozen fish.

“Should that water be used to move 24 trout which nobody are gonna eat,” he wondered, “or could it be used for California agriculture to create food for people to keep the cost of food low?”

Unless state funds are used to explore new technologies and fund further research, Lacy concluded that the current situation is “only going to get worse.”

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