In case you missed it, FBI Director James Comey sent a letter to Congress saying that they FBI was re-opening the investigation into the Clinton emails.
Two things quickly happened after the letter was announced. First, Comey also sent a letter to FBI employees saying:
This morning I sent a letter to Congress in connection with the Secretary Clinton email investigation. Yesterday, the investigative team briefed me on their recommendation with respect to seeking access to emails that have recently been found in an unrelated case. Because those emails appear to be pertinent to our investigation, I agreed that we should take appropriate steps to obtain and review them.
Of course, we don’t ordinarily tell Congress about ongoing investigations, but here I feel an obligation to do so given that I testified repeatedly in recent months that our investigation was completed. I also think it would be misleading to the American people were we not to supplement the record. At the same time, however, given that we don’t know the significance of this newly discovered collection of emails, I don’t want to create a misleading impression. In trying to strike that balance, in a brief letter and in the middle of an election season, there is significant risk of being misunderstood, but I wanted you to hear directly from me about it.
Secondly, Clinton tried to get out in front of the investigation by holding a press conference of sorts: (more…)
It is estimated that Johnson & Johnson have made an astounding 100 billion Band-Aids since they were invented in 1920. But where did the idea come from? In the third installment of our ‘Moments of Vision’ series, Jessica Oreck shares the series of moments that inspired Earle Dickson to invent these popular household bandages.
Many people know Scott Adams as the creative force behind the cartoon “Dilbert,” which depicts life in an office / cubicle environment.
In a blog post on his site, Adams has come out and said what many are thinking and what we have seen here on Raised on Hoecakes:
I’ve been trying to figure out what common trait binds Clinton supporters together. As far as I can tell, the most unifying characteristic is a willingness to bully in all its forms.
If you have a Trump sign in your lawn, they will steal it.
If you have a Trump bumper sticker, they will deface your car.
if you speak of Trump at work you could get fired.
On social media, almost every message I get from a Clinton supporter is a bullying type of message. They insult. They try to shame. They label. And obviously they threaten my livelihood.
We know from Project Veritas that Clinton supporters tried to incite violence at Trump rallies. The media downplays it.
We also know Clinton’s side hired paid trolls to bully online. You don’t hear much about that.
Joe Biden said he wanted to take Trump behind the bleachers and beat him up. No one on Clinton’s side
disavowed that call to violence because, I assume, they consider it justified hyperbole.
Team Clinton has succeeded in perpetuating one of the greatest evils I have seen in my lifetime. Her side has branded Trump supporters (40%+ of voters) as Nazis, sexists, homophobes, racists, and a few other fighting words. Their argument is built on confirmation bias and persuasion. But facts don’t matter because facts never matter in politics. What matters is that Clinton’s framing of Trump provides moral cover for any bullying behavior online or in person. No one can be a bad person for opposing Hitler, right?
A few days ago, we posted a video showing Hillary Clinton aides saying that they had helped coordinate the disruptions at Trump events and that Hillary knew and approved of the tactic – a tactic that is illegal under election laws. (Although apparently some of our readers don’t care about illegal activities of Clinton, we do as a matter of principle.)
The actual controversy surrounding the “Donald Duck” costumes was that Hillary’s campaign was interested in making a big deal over Trump not releasing his tax returns.
First, we want to make clear that there is no law or requirement that a candidate release their returns. That being said, we believe they should as a choice they make. We like transparency in government and candidates for higher offices.
But with Trump’s refusal to release his tax returns, the Clinton campaign illegally conspired to have people dressed up as the character “Donald Duck” in order to show that Trump was “ducking” the release of his tax returns.
However, lost in those illegal activities was an examination of the Clinton tax returns. Here’s a good look at it: (more…)
And before you want to comment /criticize that you can’t make people riding fake horses into a serious trailer, before you can comment you have to answer the question “what is the air-speed velocity of an unladen swallow?”
With the upcoming movie ‘King Arthur: Legend of the Sword’ coming in 2017, we wondered if it might be better to just recut ‘Monty Python and the Holy Grail’ as a crazy intense drama. So we did!
Part III of the undercover investigation dives further into the back room dealings of Democratic politics. It exposes prohibited communications between Hillary Clinton’s campaign, the DNC and the non-profit organization Americans United for Change. And, it’s all disguised as a duck.
Several Project Veritas Action undercover journalists catch Democracy Partners founder directly implicating Hillary Clinton in FEC violations.
“In the end, it was the candidate, Hillary Clinton, the future president of the United States, who wanted ducks on the ground,” says Creamer in one of several exchanges. “So, by God, we would get ducks on the ground.”
It is made clear that high-level DNC operative Creamer realized that this direct coordination between Democracy Partners and the campaign would be damning when he said: “Don’t repeat that to anybody.” (more…)