Obama And Hillary Meet In Secret To Swap Cookie Recipes (Destroying Emails Not Brought Up. Promise!)

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The press was all over the White House press secretary recently during Hillary’s trip to Washington, D.C. “Would Hillary meet with President Obama while she was in town?” they asked.

The White House didn’t say a word; at least, not prior to the meeting, of course. We wouldn’t want any awkward questions asked like, “Will they be coordinating on the scandal about Hillary’s private server? Will they discuss the destruction of evidence and the obvious obstruction of justice that occurred in the State Department on her watch?” No, we wouldn’t want any inconvenient questions like that.

Breitbart reports, “At the White House Press Briefing began today, White House reporters had a question: Would former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton stop by the White House to visit with President Obama?”

Josh Earnest refused to say in the press briefing if the two would meet.

“I don’t have any additional details to share about the President’s schedule today,” he said, acknowledging that they had visited in the past. “I don’t have any meetings to share with you from here.”

But the pair did meet this afternoon, without any press notification. After the meeting, however, Earnest sent White House reporters the following statement:

“As I noted in today’s briefing, President Obama and Secretary Clinton enjoy catching-up in person when their schedules permit,” he said. “This afternoon they met privately for about an hour at the White House and discussed a range of topics.” No word about whether they discussed Clinton’s private email server, but more on this tomorrow.

Since Hillary is home baking cookies now, I’m sure they just swapped recipes. They wouldn’t be planning further criminal behavior now would they…

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Report: Hillary Clinton’s Staff Also Used Their Personal Email Addresses

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Hillary Clinton communicated with key members of her staff while serving as secretary of state “at times,” according to a new report.

According to The New York Times, Clinton corresponded “at times” on the personal email of her top aides. Although The Times did not see the emails firsthand, their existence was confirmed through government officials who spoke on condition on anonymity. Michael Schmidt reports:

The correspondence offered a glimpse inside the secretary of state’s inbox — and her elusive email personality — including during those dark days just after the attack. Mrs. Clinton exclusively used a private email account that was housed on a server at her home in Chappaqua, N.Y., while she was secretary of state, which kept many of the messages secret.

Strikingly, given that she has set off an uproar over her emails, Mrs. Clinton is not a verbose correspondent. At times, she sends her highly regarded foreign policy adviser, Jake Sullivan, an email containing a news article, with a simple instruction: Please print. (Mrs. Clinton, though she has taken to Twitter and embraced other forms of modern technology, appears to like to read articles on paper.)

There were also the more mundane messages that crowd many government workers’ inboxes: scheduling, logistics, even a news alert about a breaking story from Politico, forwarded to the secretary by a senior aide.

Schmidt’s report also conceded that in all the emails turned over to the House Select Committee on Benghazi, there was no ‘Stand Down‘ order given by Clinton to military forces as previously suggested. Clinton did not turn over about half of 55,000 emails on her server, deeming them personal in nature.

Benghazi Committee chairman Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., called for Clinton to turn over her server to a third party rather than the House of Representatives. “Turn it over to a retired judge, an archivist, an inspector general, so we can have some assurance that the ‘we’ that separated the public from the private did a good job,” Gowdy said on MSNBC’s Morning Joe earlier this month.

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h/t: Hot Air

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Mark Halperin: Hillary Clinton Is ‘Running Against Herself’ And ‘Losing’

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Mark Halperin, co-managing editor of Bloomberg Politics, joined NBC’s Today show and didn’t mince words discussing Hillary Clinton’s future presidential run.

“Republicans are running in a field of 13 or 14,” Halperin said. “She’s running against herself. And right now, she’s kind of losing.”

“She’s doing well in the polls but all these questions about her emails about whether she should face a nomination fight, means the Democrats are worried,” he added.

Halperin also alluded to the Democrats going all in on Hillary Clinton and now second-guessing whether or not she should run unopposed.

h/t: Daily Caller

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It’s Not Just Hillary’s Evidence On Her Server – Huma Is Being Investigated Also

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How would you like it if you could work for the State Department and a private company at the same time? And even better, how about if this private company specialized in how to procure government contracts through its high-level relationships in government? And now, I’ll take it one step further: how about if you could keep all of your dealings between the government and this outside business “private” on a nongovernmental email server–the same one your boss, Hillary Clinton, uses?

What a deal, right? Would you think the temptation to make a little money on the side, by selling your access to government officials and government information to this private company, might be just a little too great?

Senator Chuck Grassley seems to think so.

I went to this private company’s website. The firm is called Teneo. Here is what is said about their method of doing business:

Teneo is a senior-led advisory firm with deep collective experience working at the highest echelons of the public and private sectors. Our team has a rich knowledge base and global network of relationships that we bring to bear on behalf of our clients every day.

It seems one of those “high level relationships” was a direct line to Secretary of State Clinton herself.

Senator Grassley, who heads the Senate Judiciary Committee, recently sent an inquiry to the State Department to get further information on the situation after learning Huma Abedin used the same private server as Hillary Clinton.

The Washington Post reported recently:

Grassley had sought e-mails and other documents from the State Department.

But he didn’t know until last week that Clinton was exclusively using a private e-mail account that could contain relevant information about her use of the so-called “special government employee” program. Huma Abedin, a Clinton confidante and adviser who was granted the special designation, also used the private e-mail system.

Grassley has in recent days renewed his effort to get answers from the State Department. That opens a second line of inquiry on Capitol Hill into the Democrats’ presumptive presidential front-runner, who was already facing an inquiry from a House committee seeking her e-mails related to the U.S. response to an attack on the U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya, in 2012.

We need to stay on this email story; I think it’s going to get good. Stay tuned.

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Watch Hilarious GOP Ad Mimic Dos Equis In Their Portrayal Of Hillary Clinton

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The Mexican beer Dos Equis’ “Most Interesting Man in the World” is a widely known and commonly-memed character today.

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Recently, a video produced by the GOP mimics Dos Equis and calls former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton the “least transparent person in the world.”

The 30-second clip mocks the news circling the Clintons and their foundation in recent months pertaining to her handling of government emails on a private server and the unreported donations from foreign countries.

In her latest press conference, she attempted to explain herself–but only deflected questions and chalked up the use of personal email to a matter of “convenience” in operating one device instead of two – which was false since she had been caught saying she used both an iPhone and a Blackberry.

“Stay secretive my friends.”

h/t: IJReview

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