Yesterday was supposed to have been Bryan Pagliano day at the hearing with Judicial Watch and their attempt to get to the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth regarding Hillary Clinton’s criminal activity with respect to her use of a private email account and a private server secreted for years inside her Chappaqua home.
It didn’t happen.
Last Friday, just days before Pagliano was to have given his deposition, his attorney made it known that, in court yesterday, Pagliano was prepared to plead the 5th and walk away.
Here’s the problem…
Pleading the 5th is done so as to avoid self-incrimination and Bryan Pagliano has an immunity deal and if Pagliano is immune from being prosecuted, how then, can he incriminate himself?
There was a line of questioning, last Thursday, during Hillary Clinton’s more than 11 hours of testimony before Trey Gowdy’s House Select Committee on Benghazi that went nearly unnoticed…nearly…but I noticed it and you may have as well but it bears highlighting.
It was back in very early August, August 5th I believe, that I wrote of Hillary’s violation of the Espionage Act of 1917 and I went into some detail regarding that violation…
“In that act, it clearly states that…“gross negligence” as per the handling of any information regarding our national defense is a punishable offense…a crime…and as such, should national defense information be removed from or not stored properly…not stored in its “proper place of custody,” the responsible government official would face a maximum penalty of 10 years imprisonment.”
“Hello Hillary Clinton.”
“While one certainly knows that in 1917, the “proper place of custody” was a file cabinet or a safe and that those who wrote and enacted the Act never in their wildest dreams considered the advent of email…government servers, not one’s private servers located in one’s home in Chappaqua N.Y. are the “proper places of custody” today and in that regard…Hillary Clinton and her use of private email addresses and said servers is in breach of the 1917 Act.”
A little later in that August 5th article, I wrote this…
By: Craig Andresen and Diane Sori / Right Side Patriots on CPR Worldwide Media / www.cprworldwidemedia,net
In room 1100 of the Longworth House Office Building in Washington D.C., Republican members of the House Select Committee on Benghazi questioned former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton while Democratic committee members apologized to her for her even having to be there.
Working to build a case that Hillary Clinton had indeed been derelict in her duty to secure the Benghazi mission not only in the months before the 2012 terrorist attacks that resulted in the deaths of Ambassador Christopher Stevens, Information Officer Sean Smith, and ex-Navy Seals Glen Doherty and Tyronne Woods, but to build a case that it was Clinton’s very inactions and lies spewed in her attempt to cover-up the administration’s illegal gun running operation to the anything but ‘moderate’ Syrian rebels that directly led to their deaths. And Hillary saying at the start of the hearing that, “We need leadership at home to match our leadership abroad…We should resist denigrating the patriotism or loyalty with whom we disagree. So I am here.” is quite laughable as these were words from the very woman who said at the recent Democratic debate that “Republicans are the enemy.”
On Thursday of this week, October 22, 2015…Hillary Clinton will be between a rock and a hard spot. The Hard spot will of the truth while the rock will be Trey Gowdy.
While many are somewhat baffled by the seeming lack of progress of Gowdy’s House Select Committee on Benghazi, nothing could be further from the truth as, in fact, great progress has been made what’s lacking in it are the headlines but that is by design.
Trey Gowdy, at this point, doesn’t give a happy damn about the headlines because headlines are not what he’s after in all of this…the truth is his mission and in that pursuit, Trey Gowdy is like a hungry dog tracking down a pork chop.
Over the past several months, Gowdy and his committee have interviewed some 41 witnesses…that would be 41 witnesses no other investigative committee related to Benghazi has so much as said good morning to and of those 41 untouched by any investigation witnesses…7 of them were eye-witnesses to the attack in Benghazi on September 11th, 2012. They were there. They saw it happen, They survived it and they know exactly what transpired…not only that fateful night but in the days, weeks and months leading up to that fateful night.
Trey Gowdy and his committee have also looked at some 50,000 emails and documents no other investigative committee, related to Benghazi, has seen and those emails and documents, until Gowdy got his committee’s hands on them, had ever been provided to congress.
Don’t you just LOVE the way that every news report regarding the Benghazi Committee these days begins with…”The REPUBLICAN led Benghazi Committee?”
There are, of course, two reasons for that approach but only one of which the mainstream media wants to mention…that being the fact that the committee IS led by REPUBLICANS. What the mainstream media does NOT want to admit is that the REASON the committee is Republican led…in fact, the reason ALL the committees are now led by Republicans is, due to Shellacking II, the sequel to the midterm 2010 shellacking…REPUBLICANS are now the majority in both the House AND the Senate.
Just a couple of days ago, the mainstream media tried to make a load of hay from a load of crap when their headlines read that somebody, a REPUBLICAN, who had been fired from the committee was claiming that the entire committee was POLITICAL and PARTISAN in nature.
This of course, played well amongst the liberal media as it is liberals, running terrified, who want to try and shut down the Benghazi Committee before October 22nd, that being the day when Hillary is scheduled to appear unless of course, she falls down and goes boom…again.
Another day and yet another of Hillary’s email sandal lies has been exposed. Her campaign staff is surely removing all sharp objects from her reach and no doubt, they have also relieved her of her shoe strings.
Hillary’s favorable ratings are sinking fast…down to but 38% a 7 point drop since May, her favorable rating, among democrats, is now down 11 points since May and since May, Hillary’s support from women has now dropped below 50%.
I expect any day now the call to abandon ship will be issued because, as though Trey Gowdy needs any more ammunition, Hillary’s emails are the gift that keeps on giving.
On Saturday, it was revealed or leaked that once again, Hillary lied. Previously, she had stated that she had turned over all…ALL of her work-related emails to the Department of State. Not only did she state it…she signed a sworn statement under penalty of perjury to it.
I, Hillary Rodham Clinton, declare under penalty of perjury that the following is true and correct: 1. While I do not know what information may be “responsive” for purposes of this law suit, I have directed that all my e-mails on clintonemail.com in my custody that were or potentially were federal records to be provided to the Department of State, and on information and belief, this has been done. 2. As a result of my directive, approximately 55,000 pages of these emails were produced to the Department on December 5, 2014. 3. Cheryl Mills did not have an account on clintonemail.com. Huma Abedin did have such an account which was used at times for government business.
Hillary, adding to the growing list of offenses, has now committed perjury because, it has been discovered that an email chain, between her and General Petraeus, had NOT been handed over as ordered by a federal judge but that’s not the biggest news coming from this particular breech of the law.
The BIG news is…who handed over this latest string of emails…
Remember when Lois Lerner claimed that more than 2 years’ worth of her IRS emails had been lost because her hard drive crashed?
Of course you do.
Remember when it was reported that 6 MORE IRS employees, in Lerner’s division, couldn’t access THEIR emails because…THEIR hard drives had ALSO crashed?
Remember when we were all told that there had been NO electronic backup of ANY of those emails?
Sure you do.
Remember when we discovered that all IRS emails are backed up on TAPE and that unfortunately, while YOU and I have to keep YEARS worth of OUR records should the IRS demand to see them…the IRS itself only holds onto their backup tapes for a scant 6 months?
Remember when the IRS Commissioner sat before the House Oversight Committee and told us all that those emails were unrecoverable?
Remember when Congressman Paul Ryan said THIS to IRS Commissioner John Koskinen’s face?
I’ve always said, “If you want to know what liberals are up to, just pay attention to what they accuse conservatives of doing.”
Liberals, for years now, have accused conservatives of being an angry, violent mob.
Compare and contrast Tea Party rallies with those of liberals, socialist unions which support liberals and the Occupy movement.
Enter the abuse of power, via the Department of Justice under this corrupt administration relating to Fox News reporter, James Rosen.
In 2010, Eric, “Fast and Furious” Holder’s Department of Justice obtained private emails and phone records of James Rosen. They also obtained the emails and phone records of the PARENTS of James Rosen.
The cover for these actions was to build a case against Stephen Jin-Woo Kim, an accused leaker of classified information but…That’s hardly where it ends.
The Justice Department, in order to obtain the court order FOR those email and phone records from Rosen and his parents, ACCUSED ROSEN OF BEING A CO-CONSPIRATOR IN ESPIONAGE!!!!!
If you want to know what liberals are up to, just pay attention to what they accuse conservatives of doing.
It was ALSO deemed necessary to…KEEP THE PROBE OF ROSEN SECRET…SO THAT ROSEN WOULD HAVE NO OPPORTUNITY TO DEFEND HIMSELF…IN CASE THEY NEEDED TO FURTHER PROBE HIS, AND HIS PARENT’S EMAILS AND/OR PHONE RECORDS.
Listening to Holder feign amnesia in one congressional hearing after another is nauseating. He’s done it 8 times now and I have had quite enough.
The committees have subpoenaed some 80,000 documents, emails and memos from Eric Holder and he has turned over only 7,600 of them.
Holder himself yesterday admitted to having 140,000 such documents but upon questioning from Congressman Issa as to how many subpoenaed documents he has YET to turn over, Holder would only say that he has turned over 7,600.
Speaker Boehner, in not answering questions, in stonewalling, in lying, in claiming he does not recall dates, conversation or reading documents, in claiming he has no idea who knew what, when they knew it or who if anybody they told, Eric Holder is clearly showing contempt for the congressional committees.
We all watched and listened to the sound bites from yesterday’s hearing. We all heard time and time again…”I don’t know,” “I don’t recall,” I was not aware,” and on and on and on.
We heard the contentious back and forth with Congressman Issa and we listened while Holder refused to answer question. We heard it and I suspect, you did as well.
All of that was rehashed non answers of questions asked and not answered by Holder in 7 previous hearings but there was something new. Something startling. Something which did not get much notice yesterday, but I want to bring it to your attention today.
This was the give and take between Eric Holder and Congressman Jason Chaffetz.
In this, you will hear, point blank and no question about it, Eric Holder PERJURE himself before the congressional committee.
PERJURY, Mr. Speaker.
Watch and listen.
From an email dated Oct 17th, 2010, from Deputy Assistant Attorney General Jason Weinstein to James Trusty:
“Do you think we should have Lanny participate in press when Fast and Furious and Laura’s Tucson case [Wide Receiver] are unsealed? It’s a tricky case, given the number of guns that have walked, but it is a significant set of prosecutions.”
Then on Oct. 18th, 2010, from Trusty back to Weinstein:
“I think so, but the timing will be tricky, too. Looks like we’ll be able to unseal the Tucson case sooner than the Fast and Furious (although this may be just the difference between Nov. and Dec).”
“It’s not clear how much we’re involved in the main F and F [Fast and Furious] case,” reads the email, “but we have Tucson [Wide Receiver] and now a new unrelated case with [redacted] targets. It’s not any big surprise that a bunch of US guns are being used in MX [Mexico], so I’m not sure how much grief we get for ‘guns walking.’ It may be more like ‘Finally, they’re going after people who sent guns down there.’”
Mr. Speaker, with the words being read aloud to him by Congressman Chaffetz, Eric Holder stood his ground and told Congressman Chaffetz that those emails DID NOT REFER TO FAST AND FURIOUS.
Mr. Speaker…clearly…Eric Holder is lying and THAT, sir, is perjury.
For Eric Holder to insist, over and over again, that these emails do not refer to Fast and Furious when he is told over and over again by Congressman Chaffetz that they clearly do because they indeed mention Fast and Furious by name is both showing contempt for the Congressional Committee and committing perjury.
No more delays, Mr. Speaker. No more waiting. No more chances, Mr. Speaker.
I call on you to bring charges of contempt and perjury against Eric Holder NOW.
You, sir, have allowed Eric Holder more than a year to comply, and it is obvious to the world that he has no intention of doing so; and to allow this travesty to continue is, in and of itself, a travesty and any who would allow the continuation of it are themselves guilty of aiding and abetting the contempt, the perjury and the travesty.
Not for one more day Mr. Speaker, should the Attorney General, the head of the Department of Justice, be allowed to obstruct justice!
In May of this year, Eric Holder testified before a Congressional committee that he first heard about operation Fast and Furious just a few weeks previous to his testimony. At first he said he wasn’t sure when he heard about it then, upon being pressed told the committee it was just a few weeks ago.
Eric Holder lied.
Documents and emails now show that Holder was aware of the operation which allowed weapons from the U.S. to “walk” into the hands of Mexican drug cartels 10 months before his testimony.
Holder’s exact quote, when pressed was that he had “probably heard about Fast and Furious for the first time over the last few weeks.”
In fact, a memo from the Director of the National Drug Intelligence Center, Michael Walther, informed Holder that straw buyers in Operation Fast and Furious “are responsible for the purchase of 1,500 firearms that were then supplied to the Mexican drug trafficking cartels.”