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Posted: Wed 6:41 PM, May 08, 2019  | 

Updated: Wed 6:56 PM, May 08, 2019

Former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton spoke at Dartmouth College Wednesday.

Clinton is no stranger to Dartmouth. She made several stops at the Hanover school during both the 2008 and 2016 presidential primaries. But Wednesday’s visit was not a campaign event. Instead, it was a discussion about the world we live in.

Clinton touched on a wide range of topics during the hour-plus question-and-answer lecture. Topics included the Iran nuclear deal, Watergate and the Russia relationship.

Clinton, of course, brings a wealth of knowledge from her time as U.S. secretary of state. She also addressed the Mueller report.

Read more and see video >>>>

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So it turns out that Trump has a secret server.  The FBI probably knows this, but Director Comey resists releasing any information about the Trump-Russia investigation while being all to willing to make statements and write letters to GOP committee chairs about the FBI investigation of Hillary’s emails and server.

Comey is the subject of a Hatch Act violation complaint submitted by Richard Painter, George W, Bush’s ethics counsel.  See the bottom of this page.

Statement from Jake Sullivan on New Report Exposing Trump’s Secret Line of Communication to Russia

In response to a new report from Slate showing that the Trump Organization has a secret server registered to Trump Tower that has been covertly communicating with Russia, Hillary for America Senior Policy Adviser Jake Sullivan released the following statement Monday:

“This could be the most direct link yet between Donald Trump and Moscow. Computer scientists have apparently uncovered a covert server linking the Trump Organization to a Russian-based bank.

“This secret hotline may be the key to unlocking the mystery of Trump’s ties to Russia. It certainly seems the Trump Organization felt it had something to hide, given that it apparently took steps to conceal the link when it was discovered by journalists.

“This line of communication may help explain Trump’s bizarre adoration of Vladimir Putin and endorsement of so many pro-Kremlin positions throughout this campaign. It raises even more troubling questions in light of Russia’s masterminding of hacking efforts that are clearly intended to hurt Hillary Clinton’s campaign. We can only assume that federal authorities will now explore this direct connection between Trump and Russia as part of their existing probe into Russia’s meddling in our elections.”

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In her plane on the tarmac at Chicago Midway Airport this afternoon, Hillary spoke to the press.  She told them Trump appears to have broken the law and flouted U.S. foreign policy when he played a shell game with money to cover a business venture in Cuba in the late 90s.

A few other questions she responded to were definition of the “middle class” and how she would respond if Trump were to bring up issues affecting the second Clinton administration also in the late 90s.

She pegged the middle class thus and gave reasons.

“I will not raise taxes on anyone making less than $250,000.” —Hillary

As to the second question, she responded with this and told the press they would have to wait and see if he does raise this in a debate and hear her response at that time.

Trump “can run his campaign however he chooses…I’m going to keep talking about the stakes in this election.”

Hillary also expressed her appreciation for the support she is receiving from Republicans.

The late 90s are old news as far as the Clintons are concerned.  The issues have been revisited ad nauseam.  The information concerning Trump’s dealings with Cuba, however, are actual news.   This is what vetting a presidential candidate looks like, and it does deserve a spotlight.

Here is a statement from the campaign.

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Statement from Jake Sullivan on Trump’s Reported Violation of the U.S. Embargo Against Cuba

Hillary for America senior policy adviser Jake Sullivan released the following statement in response to news that Donald Trump’s company violated the United States’ trade embargo against Cuba:

“Trump’s business with Cuba appears to have broken the law, flouted U.S. foreign policy, and is in complete contradiction to Trump’s own repeated, public statements that he had been offered opportunities to invest in Cuba but passed them up. This latest report shows once again that Trump will always put his own business interest ahead of the national interest – and has no trouble lying about it.”

The Trump campaign this morning:

Kellyanne Conway Was Asked Whether She Denied That Trump’s Company Spent Money In Cuba And Said “I Think They Paid Money, As I Understand From The Story, They Paid Money In 1998.” HOST: Are you denying that his company spent any money in Cuba? KELLYANNE CONWAY: I think they paid money, as I understand from the story, they paid money in 1998 – I know we’re not supposed to talk about years ago when it comes to the Clintons, but with Trump there is no statute of limitations.

Some of Trump’s comments on Cuba:

Trump Said European Investors “Have Asked Me To Take The ‘Trump Magic’ To Cuba.” “In a June 27 article in El Nuevo Herald (the Spanish-language version of the Miami Herald), New Jersey casino operator Trump revealed European investors ‘have asked me to take the “Trump Magic” to Cuba’ and build casino-hotels in Havana.” [New York Post, 7/11/99]

Trump Said He Would Earn Millions Of Dollars By Doing Business In Cuba But Would Lose His Self-Respect. “If he were to bypass the U.S. embargo this way, Trump said, ‘I could earn millions of dollars in Cuba. But I prefer to lose those millions than to lose my self-respect.’” [New York Post, 7/11/99]

1999: Trump Said He Would “Immediately Reverse The Move To Normalize Relations” With Fidel Castro And That “Normalization Is Pure Lunacy.” “I would also immediately reverse the move to normalize relations with the most abnormal political figure in our hemisphere: Fidel Castro. We have pushed him to the precipice with our embargo, helped of course by the withdrawal of Soviet backing. Now comes a movement, backed by State Department bureaucrats, to rescue Mr. Castro with U.S. dollars. The striped-pants set won’t like hearing this, but normalization is pure lunacy. If a right-wing dictator like Augusto Pinochet can be extradited and tried for his crimes against humanity, the same treatment is due Mr. Castro.” [Donald Trump, Wall Street Journal, 9/30/99]

2000: Trump On The Cuban Embargo: Cuba Will Be Freed By Ideas, Not By “Rapacious Businessmen Lining Castro’s Pockets And Propping Up His Oppressive Regime.” “Cuba will be freed by ideas, not by rapacious businessmen lining Castro’s pockets and propping up his oppressive regime.” [Donald Trump, The America We Deserve, 1/15/00]

Read more >>>> See Kurt Eichenwald’s article that raised the questions >>>>>

Eichenwald and Newsweek are performing a public service by exposing Trump’s questionable foreign relations.

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Donald Trump, who continues to struggle orally linking the letters L+G+B+T+Q, reading them off a teleprompter as if he is having an eye exam, proposed a test for aspiring immigrants to the U.S. Malcolm Nance called this the “the single most un-American thing I’ve heard” and compared it to McCarthyism and the House UnAmericanActivities Committee.

Jake Sullivan, speaking for Hillary Clinton’s campaign, issued this statement and a video.

Statement from Jake Sullivan Responding to Trump’s Ideological Test for Immigrants

Hillary For America Senior Policy Adviser Jake Sullivan released the following statement today in response to Donald Trump’s call for submitting immigrants to ideological tests:

“This so-called ‘policy’ cannot be taken seriously.  How can Trump put this forward with a straight face when he opposes marriage equality and selected as his running mate the man who signed an anti-LGBT law in Indiana?  It’s a cynical ploy to escape scrutiny of his outrageous proposal to ban an entire religion from our country and no one should fall for it.”

HFA also released a new corresponding video.

VIDEO: Trump Test

The guy who had Roy Cohn on retainer and points his finger at all and sundry is in Putin’s pocket and on ISIS recruiting videos. The irony is as dense as a cloud of mercury.

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I watched the entire press conference and have never seen or heard anything from any candidate for any office as outrageous and treacherous as this.  Never!  Brian Fallon called it a bridge too far. It is … way too far!  If you watch this, notice that he is mouth-breathing into the mic and at times seems to be panting.  Something is very wrong with this guy.  Donald Trump is Putin’s puppy dog.

 

Statement from Jake Sullivan on Donald Trump’s Press Conference Today

After Donald Trump’s comments at his press conference today Hillary for America Senior Policy Advisor Jake Sullivan released the following statement:

“This has to be the first time that a major presidential candidate has actively encouraged a foreign power to conduct espionage against his political opponent. That’s not hyperbole, those are just the facts. This has gone from being a matter of curiosity, and a matter of politics, to being a national security issue.”

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Nick Merrill shared these two articles.

From Business Insider.

It looks like Russia hired internet trolls to pose as pro-Trump Americans

From WaPo by Jennifer Rubin no less.

It is not like we have nothing better to do right now, but Malcolm Nance just brought up sedition as defined in the U.S. Code.  How ironic that Trump’s lawyer was Roy Cohn.

18 U.S. Code Chapter 115 – TREASON, SEDITION, AND SUBVERSIVE ACTIVITIES

Let’s make sure this sick puppy never gets into the White House!

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