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Here is another “truth bomb”! It looks like Donna Brazile is trying to distance herself from Hillary by spilling some beans!

Inside Hillary Clinton’s Secret Takeover of the DNC
November 02, 2017

Beefore I called Bernie Sanders, I lit a candle in my living room and put on some gospel music. I wanted to center myself for what I knew would be an emotional phone call.

I had promised Bernie when I took the helm of the Democratic National Committee after the convention that I would get to the bottom of whether Hillary Clinton’s team had rigged the nomination process, as a cache of emails stolen by Russian hackers and posted online had suggested. I’d had my suspicions from the moment I walked in the door of the DNC a month or so earlier, based on the leaked emails. But who knew if some of them might have been forged? I needed to have solid proof, and so did Bernie.

So I followed the money. My predecessor, Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, had not been the most active chair in fundraising at a time when President Barack Obama’s neglect had left the party in significant debt. As Hillary’s campaign gained momentum, she resolved the party’s debt and put it on a starvation diet. It had become dependent on her campaign for survival, for which she expected to wield control of its operations.

Debbie was not a good manager. She hadn’t been very interested in controlling the party—she let Clinton’s headquarters in Brooklyn do as it desired so she didn’t have to inform the party officers how bad the situation was. How much control Brooklyn had and for how long was still something I had been trying to uncover for the last few weeks.

By September 7, the day I called Bernie, I had found my proof and it broke my heart.

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Truth bomb…

Twitter-Russia Collusion?: New Email Reveals Twitter Pressing RT To Ramp Up Election Ads
November 2, 2017

A few weeks ago, after Twitter provided their first “Russian Collusion” update, which consisted basically of nothing other than details on the amount of advertising purchased by Russian news outlets via completely legitimate means, RT Editor-in-Chief Margarita Simonyan fired back at Twitter with a snarky article saying she wasn’t aware that paying for advertising is now considered suspicious or harmful in a developed democracy such as the United States.  She went on to say that she’s very excited to find out how much U.S. media outlets spend in the Russian segment of Twitter…you know, since advertising on social media in foreign countries now seems to be a criminal act.

“This is forcing us to go a step further and come clean that we also spent money on advertising at airports, in taxis, on billboards, on the Internet, on TV and radio. Even CNN ran our commercials,” Simonyan said. “By the way, similar campaigns are conducted by the American media in the Russian segment of Twitter. It’ll be very interesting to find out how much they spend on it, who they target and for what purpose.”

Well it seems that Simonyan may now be exacting her revenge on Twitter as the following email from one of the company’s advertising executives sent to RT conveniently made its way into the hands of BuzzFeed News.  Among other things, the email reveals a proverbial ‘full-court press’ from Twitter to get RT to ramp up their U.S. election advertising spend by offering 15% of Twitter’s total Share of Voice for the bargain basement prices of just $3 million.

As BuzzFeed notes, Twitter’s offer to RT would have increased the media outlet’s “influence” on the U.S. election by sevenfold.

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Her highness says “funding the Trump dossier is not the same as working with Russians to influence the election” …so we ask, where exactly does being bribed with $145 million by the Russians to facilitate the sale of 20% of U.S. uranium rate in the scheme of things?  Last I heard, you can make some pretty big bombs with that stuff.  I suppose she might answer “what difference does is make now”?  I am not sure the woman even understands right from wrong so technically speaking it’s not her fault?

Hillary Clinton Defends Paying For The Steele Dossier Into Trump And Says It’s Not The Same As Working With Russians To Influence The Election
November 2, 2017

Hillary Clinton has defended her campaign for paying for the infamous Steele dossier into Donald Trump.

The former presidential candidate told Trevor Noah on the Daily Show that ‘of course’ there is a difference between paying for that information and colluding with Russia to influence the 2016 election.

Clinton said the dossier was simply ‘opposition research’ and pointed to the fact that it was not public knowledge during the election.

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Please keep in mind what I wrote for subscribers yesterday regarding yield curves!

Yield Curve Flattest Since 2007 After Trump Tax Plan
November 2, 2017

If ‘growth’ was the goal of the tax-reform plan, the bond market ain’t buying it…

The yield curve continues to slump…

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Breaking down to new cycle lows – flattest since 2007…

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So, this means the Donald was not a very good “colluder”?  It is getting to the point you cannot make this stuff up!

Facebook Admits That Russia Ads Are Actually Against Donald Trump
November 1, 2017

 

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Merely a “dry run” by twitter!

Twitter Takes Responsibility For Trump Twitter Outage
November 2, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s Twitter account briefly disappeared Thursday evening, but is now back up and running, according to the social messaging company.

Shortly before 7 p.m. Thursday, social media reports surfaced that the president’s personal account, @RealDonaldTrump, was unavailable, providing the error message that the user “does not exist.” The account was restored by 7:03 p.m.

Twitter took responsibility for the outage. In a tweeted statement, the company said Trump’s account was “inadvertently deactivated due to human error” by one of its employees. The account was unreachable for 11 minutes.

“We are continuing to investigate and are taking steps to prevent this from happening again,” the company statement continued.

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“Hopelessly compromised” Maybe the understatement of the year?

“Hopelessly Compromised”: Judiciary Member Calls For Mueller’s Resignation Over Uranium One Scandal
November 3, 2017

Earlier this morning House Judiciary Committee representative Matt Gaetz (R-FL) submitted a resolution calling for Robert Mueller to resign as special counsel overseeing the FBI investigation of possible collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government saying, among other things, that the former FBI director is “hopelessly compromised” as a result of his failed oversight of the controversial Uranium One transaction. Here is an excerpt from a press release posted to Gaetz’s website earlier today:

“Evidence has emerged that the FBI withheld information from Congress and from the American people about Russian corruption of American uranium companies. A confidential U.S. witness, working in the Russian nuclear industry, revealed that Russia had deeply compromised an American uranium trucking firm through bribery and financial kickbacks.

Although federal agents possessed this information in 2010, the Department of Justice continued investigating this “matter” for over four years. The FBI, led at the time by Robert Mueller, required the confidential witness to sign a non-disclosure agreement. When the witness attempted to contact Congress and federal courts about the bribery and corruption he saw, he was threatened with legal action. By silencing him, Obama’s Justice Department and Mueller’s FBI knowingly kept Congress in the dark about Russia’s significant and illegal involvement with American uranium companies.

These deeply troubling events took place when Mr. Mueller was the Director of the FBI. As such, his impartiality is hopelessly compromised. He must step down immediately,” Rep. Gaetz said in a statement.

Gaetz’s resolution currently has two cosponsors, both of whom are members of the House Freedom Caucus: Representatives Andy Biggs (R-AZ) and Louie Gohmert (R-TX).

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Bill forecasted 2017 as “the year of the truth bomb” which looks to be happening in spades.  As year end approaches we ask for your help in compiling a list of events to be filed under the “truth bomb” category.  We ask that between now and year end you send Bill whatever you believe to be a truth bomb (with a link to story if possible) at  bholter@hotmail.com

Please title your e-mail “2017 Truth Bomb” so it will be easily recognizable to archive.

Bill will use this list for a year end article the last week of the year.

Thank you in advance for your help and efforts!

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“unintended consequences”…like discharging a gun only to realize missing toes?

NFL Concedes That National Anthem Protests Are Hurting Business
October 24, 2017

The controversy swirling around players kneeling during the national anthem is taking a toll on business, the NFL conceded, as several major sponsors have contacted the league to express their dissatisfaction with declining TV ratings and political turmoil.

Papa John’s, long connected to the league through its sponsorship since 2010 and an endorsement deal with Peyton Manning, told the league that in-game pizza sales had fallen since President Donald Trump criticized protesting players Sept. 22, leading into the season’s third weekend, sources said.

NFL spokesman Joe Lockhart confirmed that the pizza brand had made such concerns known, and said it was not alone among top sponsors in talking to the league about such worries. Papa John’s head of partnerships, Linda Nuss, directed questions to a spokesperson, who did not reply for comment.

Questioned whether owners at their fall meeting last week had raised the issue of hits on club business, Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank replied, “Certainly, feelings have been expressed and felt.”

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At least this is only pissing away $4.1 million …how about addressing the $21 trillion that Catherine Austin Fitts has identified as “missing”?

U.S. Blows $4.1 Million on Another Shoddy Project to Rebuild Afghanistan
October 31, 2017

In the latest of a slew of corrupt Afghanistan reconstruction projects, the U.S. government blew more than $4 million on a shoddy military training center in Kabul, according to a federal audit released this month. It’s part of a broader, fraud-infested initiative that nevertheless keeps receiving huge sums of American taxpayer dollars. When the Taliban was booted from power in 2001, Uncle Sam committed a huge chunk of change to help rebuild Afghanistan by building and renovating facilities such as schools, prisons, hospitals and industrial parks.

As of March 2017, Congress has appropriated an eye-popping $117.3 billion for U.S. relief and reconstruction activities in Afghanistan. The money flows through the Department of Defense (DOD), State Department and the famously corrupt U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Judicial Watch has for years monitored and reported on the Afghanistan reconstruction debacle that continues fleecing American taxpayers. Most have been documented in tremendous detail by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR). They include the mysterious disappearance of nearly half a billion dollars in oil destined for the Afghan National Army, a $335 million Afghan power plant that’s seldom used and an $18.5 million renovation for a prison that remains unfinished and unused years after the U.S.-funded work began.

Among the more outrageous expenditures are U.S. Army contracts with dozens of companies tied to Al Qaeda and the Taliban. The reconstruction watchdog recommended that the Army immediately cut business ties to the terrorists, but the deals continued. Another big waste reported by Judicial Watch a few years ago, involves a $65 million initiative to help Afghan women escape repression. The U.S. government admits that, because there’s no accountability, record-keeping or follow-up, it has no clue if the program was effective. In a humiliating failure exposed earlier this year, the U.S. government’s costly effort to counter narcotics in Afghanistan actually resulted in a huge increase in poppy cultivation and opium production. Opium production rose 43% in the Islamic nation, to an estimated 4,800 tons, and approximately 201,000 hectares of land are under poppy cultivation, representing a 10% increase in one year alone.

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Do not ignore this as rhetoric, Mr. Putin et al tend to do what they say and say what they are going to do!

Russia’s Medvedev Says The World Shouldn’t Be Dominated By One Currency
November 1, 2017

(Reuters) – Russia and China were considering linking their national payment system, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Wednesday, as he called for a more balanced global finance structure.

Noting the rise of China’s Unionpay system and Beijing’s efforts to internationalize its currency, the yuan, Medvedev told a press conference in Beijing that Russia was developing its own payment system, known as Karta Mir.

“At the present moment it is being discussed whether Karta Mir should be linked to Chinese payment systems,” he said, while standing alongside Chinese Premier Li Keqiang.

That would have “good prospects” and “avoid those problems that sometimes arise when you use American payment systems”, Medvedev said, mentioning Visa and Mastercard without elaborating.

Russia started to create the Karta Mir system after Western sanctions were imposed on the country in 2014, during the Ukraine crisis. The system is now widely accepted in Russia.

After new U.S. sanctions were imposed, Moscow promised to intensify work to cut dependence on Western payment systems further. Among other things, it wants to create more domestic financial services such as its own ratings agency.

“I think that the more financial instruments there are in the modern world, the more stable the global financial system will be,” Medvedev said.

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Can Japan get away with a debt wipeout?

An interesting 3 minute interview with Bill Fleckenstein regarding Japanese debt.  He almost gets there at the very end but does not make the mental leap that he is describing “hyperinflation” as a MONETARY event!  He does say “all currencies are worthless”, the realization of this fact will only take one currency “unveiling” itself…then they all go and the elapsed time may be less than two weeks in total!

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Did “MSN”  (Microsoft news) really post this?

Manafort Indictment Shows That Mueller Is A Fraud
October 30, 2017

Editor’s note: The opinions in this article are the author’s, as published by our content partner, and do not necessarily represent the views of MSN or Microsoft.

More than anything else, the indictments of Paul Manafort and his partner Rick Gates demonstrate the fraudulent nature of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. The probe has little to do with Russian interference in last year’s election. Instead, it is calculated to protect Mueller and a cabal within the FBI and Justice Department who covered up crimes by Hillary Clinton because they believed it was likely that she would be elected president.

And once Mueller and then his friend and successor James Comey covered for Hillary, they had to keep covering. There was a reason that Mueller was so available when he was so swiftly appointed Special Counsel in May by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. The Comey firing threatened to expose all that these same officials had swept under the rug. Yes, Rosenstein bit the bullet and drafted the memo that was the legal basis for firing Comey, but it would be followed by appointing Mueller.

In July, Comey preemptively exonerated Hillary despite her maintenance of a private email server and mishandling of classified material. By accusing her of being “extremely careless,” he purposely distracted attention from the context of the emails. Hillary and Bill Clinton operated an aggressive shakedown operation of domestic and foreign interests, many of which are unsavory and criminal. Concealing the true nature of the operation was at least part of the Clintons’ motivation for the private server.

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Further signs of discontent. Why not one state and two new countries?

California Clears First Hurdle To Breaking Into Three States
October 29, 2017

California has cleared its first hurdle to going from one state to three smaller states.

Golden State residents who support billionaire Tim Draper’s initiative to break the state into smaller parts will now begin collecting signatures to get the plan on next year’s election ballot.

The plan proposes making the area including and north of San Francisco into one state, a coastal region extending south to Los Angeles another state, and everywhere south and east of those a third state.

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Maybe they should have done this with Justice Scalia’s brain, they might have learned something?  Oh right, there was not even an autopsy. Bet this one slipped your mind!

Doctors Prepare For Deep Dive Into Las Vegas Shooter’s Brain
October 29, 2017

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Scientists are preparing to do a microscopic study of the Las Vegas gunman’s brain, but whatever they find, if anything, likely won’t be what led him to kill 58 people in the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history, experts said.

Stephen Paddock’s brain is being sent to Stanford University for a months-long examination after a visual inspection during an autopsy found no abnormalities, Las Vegas authorities said.

Doctors will perform multiple forensic analyses, including an exam of the 64-year-old’s brain tissue to find any possible neurological problems.

The brain will arrive in California soon, and Stanford has been instructed to spare no expense for the work, The New York Times reported. It will be further dissected to determine if Paddock suffered from health problems such as strokes, blood vessel diseases, tumors, some types of epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, degenerative disorders, physical trauma and infections.

Dr. Hannes Vogel, Stanford University Medical Center’s director of neuropathology, would not discuss the procedure with The Associated Press and referred questions to officials in Clark County, where Las Vegas is located. They also refused to provide details.

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Add one more.

To put ultimate pressure on Manafort to make something up to hurt Trump. If you are going to jail don’t you think a tricycle is better transportation rather the new top of the line Lexis?

Five Things To Know About The Manafort Indictment
October 30, 2017

President Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort surrendered to the FBI on Monday morning.

Manafort and his business associate Rick Gates are accused of money laundering and tax evasion on tens of millions of dollars they made while secretly lobbying for a political party in Ukraine.

Although the sprawling 31-page indictment is a major milestone in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, it doesn’t actually mention President Trump.

Here are five things to know about the indictment:

Manafort was secretly lobbying for a pro-Russia political party in Ukraine.

Manafort and Gates are alleged to have conducted a multimillion-dollar lobbying campaign on behalf of a pro-Russia political party in Ukraine and its now-exiled leader, Viktor Yanukovych.

Manafort and Gates never registered with the Justice Department as foreign lobbyists, as is required by law. The indictment details the extensive foreign lobbying work they conducted over the course of a decade, as well as the lengths they went to keep their work shielded from public scrutiny.

The indictment says that Manafort’s foreign lobbying work continued through 2016, although the indictment does not mention the six months he spent running Trump’s campaign.

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This is bad no matter how you look at it.Unanswered questions are; did this really come from RBC? Is it isolated? If not, how long has this been a problem?

Royal Canadian Mint-Stamped Gold Wafer Appears To Be Fake
October 30, 2017

The Royal Canadian Mint is investigating how a sealed, “pure gold” wafer with proper mint stampings may in fact be a fake.

The one-ounce gold piece, which was supposed to be 99.99 per cent pure, was purchased by an Ottawa jeweller on Oct. 18 at a Royal Bank of Canada branch. Yet tests of the bar show it may contain no gold at all.

When neither the mint nor RBC would take the bar back, jeweller Samuel Tang contacted CBC news.

“Who is going to make sure those [gold wafers] are real?” asked Tang. “I am worried there are more of those [gold wafers] out there, and no one knows.”

RBC has now picked up the bar and and returned it to the mint for testing, refunding Tang the $1,680 purchase price.

The Royal Canadian Mint said in a statement to CBC it is in process of testing the bar, “although the appearance of the wafer and its packaging already suggests that it is not a genuine Royal Canadian Mint product.”

William Rentz, a professor at the University of Ottawa’s Telfer School of Management and an expert on investments and equity, says it is troubling.

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ESPN is losing 15,000 subscribers per day in October? They may dump Monday Night Football? I am willing to bet the protests will stop as soon as paychecks at the field level are affected!

ESPN Can’t Afford Monday Night Football Any More
October 30, 2017

ESPN pays $2 billion a year to the NFL for Monday Night Football and one NFL wild card playoff game. I’ve written for the past couple of years that as ESPN’s business collapses that ESPN’s decision on whether or not to bid to keep Monday Night Football would be the first big test of how rapidly that business is deteriorating.

What’s a deteriorating business look like? In the month of October ESPN lost over 15,000 subscribers a day in October per the latest Nielson estimates.

15,000 a day!

Last year I wrote this about ESPN’s challenges as it pertained to Monday Night Football:

“ESPN presently pays $1.9 billion a year for Monday Night Football. (This is a wild stat, but did you know that every cable and satellite subscriber who has ESPN is paying $21.50 a year just for Monday Night Football games? That’s whether you ever watch those games or not. That’s the NFL tax that ESPN passes along to consumers.)

What will the NFL want from ESPN for Monday Night Football in 2021? More money, right? The NFL has gotten used to television revenue only going up. Even if, as is the case this year, its Monday Night Football ratings are plummeting. Will ESPN be able to afford to keep the NFL and pay more money despite having lost nearly 30% of its subscriber base in the ten years of the existing MNF contract? That seems highly unlikely doesn’t it? But can ESPN exist as a network without NFL games? Remember, it’s not just the NFL games, it’s all the ancillary content that ESPN builds around the NFL games, think about the hours of studio programming that ESPN devotes to pro football. ESPN justifies its sky high cost per month to cable and satellite companies based on the games it provides exclusively on cable, can ESPN extract an increase in subscriber fees from cable and satellite companies when its deals expire without the NFL games? So how much more money will the NFL be able to extract from ESPN? Or will this be the moment in time when the entire sports industry finally realizes that the bubble has popped?

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Gee, who’da thunk it? Remember this next time you someone’s mouth open on this channel!

CNN’s Undisclosed Ties To Fusion GPS
October 28, 2017

CNN’s reporting on the Trump-Russia dossier has left out at least one crucial fact: the close ties between the network and the opposition research firm at the center of the dossier controversy.

CNN’s reporting on the dossier, led by justice correspondent Evan Perez, has been favorable to the firm, Fusion GPS, and hyped the dossier’s credibility. Left out of Perez’s reporting, which has relied largely on unnamed sources, is his personal closeness to Fusion GPS’ operatives. Fusion has repeatedly been described in Senate testimonies as a smear-for-hire operation that manufactures misleading or false media narratives for its clients.

Glenn Simpson, the Fusion co-founder most often associated with the dossier, is used to working on stories with Perez. As reporters at The Wall Street Journal, Perez and Simpson regularly co-authored stories on national security.

Another Fusion founder, Tom Catan, worked as a reporter for the Journal at the same time as Perez and Simpson. The third Fusion co-founder, Peter Fritsch, worked above Perez and Simpson as the senior national security editor.

Simpson and Fritsch left the WSJ in 2011 to launch Fusion. Perez jumped from the paper to CNN in 2013. Another longtime Journal reporter, Neil King, left the paper to join Fusion in December 2016.

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An excellent visual. Take a look at derivatives at the bottom, simply staggering!

All of the World’s Money and Markets in One Visualization
October 26, 2017

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Too bad the choice is not Judy Shelton!

Powell Is Favorite As Trump Nears Federal Reserve Decision
October 29, 2017

President Trump is expected to announce his choice to lead the Federal Reserve as soon as this week, potentially reshaping U.S. monetary and financial regulatory policy.

Current Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen’s term expires next February, and Trump has spoken highly of the incumbent since the president took office in January.

But Republicans eager to break from Yellen’s moderate monetary policy and defense of the Dodd-Frank financial reform law want to see Trump pick a more conservative candidate.

Here are the five candidates Trump could choose to lead the Fed beyond February.

Powell — a Fed governor, former Treasury Department undersecretary and investment banker — appears to be Trump’s most likely choice to lead the central bank.

Powell had overseen the Fed’s financial regulatory efforts until the confirmation of Fed governor Randy Quarles, and earned the support of Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin though their working relationship.

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“Why Won’t Google Comment on a Lawsuit Accusing YouTube of Censoring Conservatives”? This is an easy one …BECAUSE THE TRUTH HURTS!

Why Won’t Google Comment on a Lawsuit Accusing YouTube of Censoring Conservatives?
October 27, 2017

Google has nothing to say yet about a lawsuit filed earlier this week that claims YouTube is violating the First Amendment by censoring conservative viewpoints.

The lawsuit comes from Prager University, run by radio-talk-show host Dennis Prager. According to the plaintiff, many of its “educational” videos have been put into “restricted mode.” Prager suspects there is no reasonable basis for this, other than viewpoint bias. The complaint filed in California federal court includes charts of restricted videos compared to unrestricted videos on “similar topics.” For example, Prager’s video titled “Are 1 in 5 women in college raped?” is on lockdown, while a Real Time With Bill Maher video about The Hunting Ground; an interview with former Vice President Joe Biden on how to end the campus rape crisis; and Lady Gaga singing about rape all can be seen by YouTube users.

We asked Google about the lawsuit. A representative responded, “No comment on this. We’ll let you know if this changes.”

We try not to read too much into silence. Especially from a defendant who has just been sued. After all, litigation is tricky, and everyone deserves time to investigate and muster a response. Still, a “no comment” days after the lawsuit was filed, especially from a company as big and sophisticated as Google, in the face of the allegation that the tech giant is discriminating against a good chunk of the country is at least somewhat worth exploring.

Google could easily have said, “We’re not censoring conservatives.”

And if Google wished to be more circumspect, it could have offered the cursory response employed by many defendants: “We believe this action is meritless.”

Google did neither.

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72,000 New Clinton Docs!
October 27, 2017

President Trump’s efforts to drain the Washington swamp are being seriously hindered by Deep State, particularly in the State and Justice Departments.

As an example, the State Department just revealed in a federal court hearing that it has yet to process 40,000 of 72,000 pages of Hillary Clinton records that the FBI recovered last year. The revelation came in our Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit seeking former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s emails that were sent or received during her tenure from February 2009 to January 31, 2013 (Judicial Watch, Inc. v. U.S. Department of State (No. 1:15-cv-00687)). The case is before Judge James E. Boasberg.

The hearing, which took place last week, focused on the State Department’s progress on processing the tens of thousands of emails Clinton failed to disclose when she served as Secretary of State, some of which were emails sent by Clinton aide Huma Abedin that were found on the laptop of her estranged husband Anthony Weiner.

The State Department has processed 32,000 pages of emails so far, only a small number of which have been released, but 40,000 pages remain to be processed.

We asked the court to require the State Department to identify any records from the seven FBI discs that it intends to withhold, and why, in a timely manner. The State Department disclosed to the court that it was adding extra resources to its FOIA operation but would not commit to a faster production of the Clinton emails.

But right after the hearing, Judge Boasberg ordered the State Department to “explain how its anticipated increase in resources will affect processing of records in this case and when the processing of each disk is likely to be completed.” Surprisingly, the Tillerson State Department and Sessions Justice Department previously argued to the court that there was diminished public interest in the Clinton emails.

In November 2016, the State Department was ordered to produce no fewer than 500 pages of records a month to Judicial Watch, emails which the FBI found in its investigation into Clinton’s non-government email system. The State Department has produced 23 batches of documents so far.

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Thank you, Mr. Williams for your continuing work.

– First Estimate of Third-Quarter 2017 GDP Growth Was 2.99% Versus 3.06% in Second-Quarter, 1.24% in First-Quarter
– Third-Quarter 2017 Final Sales Growth (GDP Net of Inventories) Was 2.26% Versus 2.94% in Second-Quarter, 2.70% in First-Quarter
– No GDP Hurricane-Impact Was Discussed by the Issuing Bureau of Economic Analysis
– Headline Details Do Not Make Sense in Terms of Underlying Series
– Natural-Disaster-Scrambled Data Suggest Major Revisions Loom for Recent Headline Data, Ranging from Retail Sales to the GDP
– Better-Quality Economic Measures Continue to Show No Full Recovery from the Collapse into 2009 and No Economic Expansion, with Stagnant Real-World Activity Increasingly Indicating a Renewed, Deepening Downturn

“No. 918-A: First Estimate of Third-Quarter