Honestly, Hillary Is Like A Pan With Its Teflon Scraped Off

Remember what they used to say about Ronald Reagan? He was the Teflon president. Nothing would stick to him. With a smile, he could step on your shoes without losing their shine.

Enter Hillary Clinton. She’s like one of those old pans that everything sticks to. Or more like an old Teflon pan with 3/4ths of the Teflon coating scraped off, presumably in your stomach.

Two back-to-back scandals have just been heaped on top of her other pile-up, as just reported by TheFederalist.com.

Number one: Her campaign staff was busted on tape agreeing to accept foreign campaign contributions. Ouch, that’s illegal, right?

And the second big Hillary bust is she intentionally and repeatedly created and distributed highly classified information regarding national security–that were not limited to State Department staff. In fact, she sent classified info to a former Clinton operative who is banned by the Obama administration.

It’s bad enough to betray voters and to commit potential espionage, but to double cross her Boss Obama? Sending classified information to the banned Sidney Blumenthal of all people? Ouch. That’s crossing the line. That’s when being a fellow Democrat doesn’t cut it. No wonder Barack is backing Biden!

And we’re told these recent scandals are just scratching the surface of Hillary’s latest attempt at recoating the Teflon back on the frying pan she will continue to sizzle in for some time to come.

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BREAKING: Senator’s Huge Announcement Likely Seals Fate Of Obama’s Iran Deal

Despite fierce opposition at home and abroad, Congress will likely fail to block the Iran nuclear deal now that Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., on Wednesday became the crucial 34th vote that denies opponents the numbers needed to block the deal.

Although Republicans are lined up solidly against the proposed agreement, only two Democratic senators came out publicly against the deal — Chuck Schumer of New York and Robert Menendez of New Jersey.

“To me, after 10 years, if Iran is the same nation as it is today, we will be worse off with this agreement than without it,” wrote Schumer in expressing his opposition. “I will vote to disapprove the agreement, not because I believe war is a viable or desirable option, nor to challenge the path of diplomacy. It is because I believe Iran will not change, and under this agreement it will be able to achieve its dual goals of eliminating sanctions while ultimately retaining its nuclear and non-nuclear power.”

Although Schumer’s announcement last month was expected to trigger more Democratic defections, in recent days a string of Democratic senators had come out in support of the plan. Even if Congress passes a resolution disapproving the deal when it votes later this month, Obama is expected to veto the resolution and now has the votes to win the long-running battle.

Although an Obama victory in navigating the plan through Congress may be achieved, the president must now implement a major and controversial piece of foreign policy while facing broad-based opposition. The agreement’s Democratic support is enough to allow it to move forward, but there remains a bipartisan majority opposed to the agreement.

Republicans still plan to fight to pass a resolution of disapproval in the House of Representatives and the Senate, but, even if they fail, are planning steps to keep pressure on Iran as the nuclear accord begins reducing sanctions.

“We’ve already seen Iran is willing to flaunt international rules before the ink dries,” said Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., a member of the Foreign Relations Committee. Gardner said he would support renewing and expanding sanctions on Iran for non-nuclear infractions or to punish any cheating on the controversial deal.

h/t: Yahoo News

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Hidden Emails Reveal A Secret Anti-Fossil Fuel Network

Failing to push its unpopular policies through Congress, the Obama administration has resorted to regulatory overreach—and assembled a campaign to use friendly governors and state attorneys general, in collaboration with pressure groups and ideologically aligned benefactors, to advance the agenda.

Now-disgraced former Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber’s aide, Dan Carol—“a former Democratic opposition researcher”— hatched a climate-change scheme that received an enthusiastic response from the White House and its allies. Carol, according to a new report from Energy and Environment Legal Institute, left his public position “after appearing to have too closely intertwined government and the tax-payer dependent ‘clean energy’ industry with interest group lobbies.”

The goal of what was originally called “Dan’s concept” was to bring about a “coalescence of private financial and ideological interests with public offices to advance the officeholders’ agenda and political aspiration”—more specifically, “to bring the Obama Administration’s plans to reality and to protect them.”

This was done, according to emails obtained through federal and state open record laws, “through a coordinated campaign of parallel advocacy to support close coordination of public offices” and involved a “political operation with outside staff funded by some of the biggest names in left-liberal foundation giving,” including, according to the emails, Tom Steyer, Michael Bloomberg, the Rockefeller Brothers, and the Hewlett Foundation. The first emails in the scandal began in mid-2013.

Kitzhaber wasn’t the only governor involved—he’s just the only one, so far, to resign. Many Democrat governors and their staff supported the scheme. You’d expect that California’s Jerry Brown or Virginia’s Terry McAuliffe are part of the plan—called, among other names, the Governors Climate Compact—as they are avid supporters of the president’s climate-change initiatives. What is surprising is Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear’s “quiet engagement.” He decried Obama’s Clean Power Plan (final rule announced on August 3, 2015), as being “disastrous” for Kentucky. Yet, emails show him as part of the “core group of governors quietly working to promote the climate agenda.”

The amount of coordination involved in the multi-state plan is shocking. The amount of money involved is staggering. And, as the 55-page report points out, this collection of emails is in no way complete.

The E and E Legal report was of particular interest to me in that it followed the theme of my extensive coverage of Obama’s green-energy crony-corruption scandal. Many of the same names, with which I’d become familiar, popped up over and over again.

It also caught my attention because a little more than a month ago, the Huffington Post published a story claiming that groups like mine were part of a “secret network of fossil fuel and utility backed groups working to stop clean energy.” Calling me—along with others—out by name, the author states: “The strategy of creating and funding many different organizations and front groups provides an artificial chorus of voices united behind eliminating or weakening renewable energy laws.” The author concludes that the attacks “are the result of coordinated, national campaigns orchestrated by utilities and fossil fuel companies through their trade associations and front groups.”

Oh, how I wish we were that well coordinated and funded. If we were, I would have written this column last week when the E and E Legal report was released–instead of receiving the information from someone who forwarded it to me.

If this small—but organized and well funded—group pushing Obama’s agenda were allowed to run rampant, without the roadblocks and little pockets of opposition (such as my group) erected though public education and exposure of the facts (such as this E and E legal report), it is scary to think where America would be today.

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SURPRISE: What Piers Morgan Just Said Could Signal The End For Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton will never be president because the American people simply do not trust her, former CNN host Piers Morgan wrote in a column published Tuesday by The Daily Mail.

“The email scandal that engulfed her several months ago is still raging as ferociously as it was back then, in fact more so,” Morgan wrote. “It won’t go away because it all stinks to high heaven and nobody believes almost anything she’s said about it.”

The question of using a private email server for public documents, many of them classified, cannot be easily explained away, Morgan stated.

“This wasn’t an accident, nor the work of some poor naïve little lady on her first trip to the presidential race rodeo. It was a quite deliberate attempt by someone whose own husband had been President for eight years to circumnavigate the strict rules about such conduct in high public office,” Morgan said.

“The more Hillary has protested her innocence, the more guilty she’s looked,” he added. “We now know that at least 189 of these emails were classified, but she and her aides insist they were not considered so when she sent or received them.”

The nuances of hair-splitting over what became classified when are lost on the public, Morgan wrote.

“The indisputable fact is that Hillary was using an insecure private email server to trade very sensitive State department information in a manner that could have been easily hacked by foreign agencies and indeed might well have been,” he wrote.

Morgan noted that the scandal remains focused on Clinton, and will not let go.

“This scandal has turned into a never-ending torrent of damage for Hillary, and she only has herself to blame,” he wrote. “Her repeated attempts to dismiss it as irrelevant to the electorate (‘Nobody asks me about this except the media’ is her frequent disdainful claim) are totally disingenuous. This was a woman who promised ‘transparency’ but has delivered the complete opposite. She looks like every other dodgy politician in Washington … .”.

Although Morgan expressed personal admiration for Clinton, he said the Democratic Party should turn to Vice President Joe Biden and accept the inevitable.

“Hillary’s private email server has become her personal Nemesis. It will drag on and on and on, dragging her further down with each new revelation,” Morgan wrote.

His bottom line was succinct: “It’s over.”

h/t: The Daily Mail

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What Hillary Told A Staffer Who Wouldn’t Send Her Classified Doc Stuns Even MSNBC

The scandal over Hillary Clinton’s illegal use of a personal email server while she was Secretary of State is growing by the week; and this week, we discovered one of her most outrageous actions yet, so outrageous that even some of the talking heads on MSNBC, the far left cable news network, are shocked by what she said to a lowly staffer.

Hillary has claimed since day one that as Secretary of State, she never sent any classified material over her privately operated and kept email server system. But with each newly released batch of emails sent from her secret address, we see that she has blatantly lied. Each and every batch has classified material among them. And now what Hillary did to a staffer over these emails is riling even the lefties of MSNBC.

The folks on Joe Scarborough’s Morning Joe show were shocked that Hillary demanded that a staffer send her classified material via the email address in question, even though the staffer tried to remind her that the material was classified.

In February of 2010, Hillary sent an email to staffer Jacob Sullivan demanding that he send her some information over the email system. But Sullivan wrote back apologizing, yet saying he just wasn’t allowed to.

“Trust me, I share your exasperation,” Sullivan said to Hillary via the email address. “But until ops coverts it to the unclassified email system, there is no physical way for me to email it. I can’t even access it.”

This reply infuriated Hillary, who sent emails slamming the staffer for refusing to send the info she wanted. Hillary’s emails berating the staffer, though, shocked the MSNBC crew.

Scarborough slammed Hillary, saying, “Everything she said in that…press conference about, ‘this is just patently false’ — and here, you actually have her berating somebody that worked for her…and works for her still.”

“Berating him, saying, ‘send me this classified email, And he said, basically, ‘I can’t, it’s classified. I can’t even access it because it’s classified.’”

MSNBC contributor Mike Barnicle chimed in and noted that the scandal is starting to redound badly on Hillary and is becoming more about how badly she is handling the scandal than in what she actually did as secretary of State.

Earlier this year, Scarborough also noted that Hillary’s claims that she didn’t know she wasn’t supposed to use a personal email address don’t pass the smell test. In March, Scarborough noted that Hillary herself told staffers that government employees were supposed to use official email, saying: “you should not do State Department business on personal email.”

h/t: IJ Review

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