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When Hillary left the State Department in March 2013, the last person I would have expected to defend her was Jennifer Rubin who wrote critically of Hillary’s tenure there. So this op-ed over the weekend is something of a surprise even though Rubin has been steadily critical of the Trump regime. Jennifer has always identified as conservative and Republican. It would be nice to see the liberal media take her advice even if it would be a day late and a few dollars short.

 

Jennifer Rubin

Hillary Clinton has a unique distinction: She has been exonerated twice after extensive federal investigations, the latest entirely unjustified and the result of a politicized Justice Department. President Trump of course was NOT exonerated in special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s investigation, which found 10 or so categories of conduct that but for the present policy of Justice Department guidelines would serve as the basis for obstruction-of-justice charges. If Trump is defeated in November he can still be criminally charged the moment he leaves office.
But back to Clinton. It may be hard to remember given then-FBI Director James B. Comey’s voluminous investigative report in the midst of the 2016 election, his testimony before Congress and his intrusion into the campaign 11 days before Election Day, but he found no basis she committed a crime. His subjective comments about poor judgment and negligence were entirely irrelevant (and frankly inappropriate for the FBI, which is charged with finding or not finding criminal conduct). The bottom line: Clinton committed no crimes.That was not enough for Trump. Based on no new evidence but rather on an undisguised personal vendetta, Trump opened up another investigation.

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Hillary Rodham Clinton

Everyone is finally learning what I’ve known all along. The Washington Post has reported that Justice Department officials have determined that the conspiracy theories and lies that have been peddled for years about me, my family, and the Clinton Foundation are without merit. Their investigation found “nothing of consequence.” Now you know the truth.

When I ran for president, this highly effective global charity was unfairly dragged through the mud. I am so proud of the impact the Clinton Foundation continues to have – in spite of these unrelenting attacks over the past several years.

I’ve got thick skin, but these politically-motivated lies hurt the people the Foundation works to help across our country and around the globe. That’s simply unacceptable and unfair to them.

We face real issues and challenges that need our collective attention, and I’ve seen how the Clinton Foundation works to solve them. The Foundation’s programs are putting people first – every day.

Whether it is responding to the opioid crisis, helping the people of Puerto Rico and others across the Caribbean build back better, supporting early childhood brain development, fighting climate change, or inspiring the next generation of young people to turn their ideas into action, the Clinton Foundation is a shining example of what’s actually working in America. It embodies a spirit of cooperation, partnership, and our shared humanity.

Thank you for your continued support of the Foundation, and best wishes for a happy, healthy 2020.

Onward,
Hillary

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The Clinton Foundation improves lives across the United States and around the world by creating economic opportunity, improving public health, and inspiring civic engagement and service.

The Clinton Foundation has received high ratings from leading charity evaluators, including CharityWatch, GuideStar, and Charity Navigator. The Foundation is also accredited by the Better Business Bureau. These ratings help you know that we make the most of every single dollar that you contribute.

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Hillary has long spoken out about the connection between animal poaching and terrorist funding. She has teamed up with John Kasich to lobby Congress for increased funding to fight poaching and animal parts trafficking. Read their op-ed in the Washington Post.

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Opinion | Hillary Clinton and John Kasich: We cannot cede ground on animal poaching

By Hillary Clinton and John Kasich February 1 at 5:32 PM


Activists demonstrate against rhinoceros poaching outside the Chinese embassy in Pretoria, South Africa, in March 2012. (© Reuters/REUTERS)

Hillary Clinton, a Democrat, was U.S. secretary of state from 2009 to 2013. John Kasich, a Republican, was governor of Ohio from 2011 to 2019.

Voters sent a message in November by splitting government control between Democrats and Republicans: They want people of different backgrounds to come together and solve our problems. This applies to big-ticket items and to matters that may not find their way onto the front page.

Among the issues on which we find common ground: the illegal wildlife trade.

The Illegal Wildlife Conference in London in October brought together conservationists and government leaders from across the globe, many representing countries where the illegal killing, trafficking and sale of wildlife parts taken from species large and small — including elephants, jaguars, rhinos, pangolins, birds and turtles — has reached crisis proportions. They left that conference more engaged than ever, the latest example of a broad consensus for global action.

We come from different parties, but we both agree that we cannot remain on the sidelines in this fight. Animal poaching — driven by criminal syndicates every bit as ruthless as those that traffic in arms, drugs and humans — corrupts local and national institutions that seek to manage natural resources, imperiling good governance and the rule of law. It enables the emergence and spread of diseases from wildlife to humans and livestock and directly challenges the economic, social and environmental pillars embedded in the United Nations’ sustainable development goals.

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Here is the report everyone is talking about today. Rarely do I post an article before reading and fully digesting it myself, but this is different. Based on sources deep inside the Russian government, this report validates what we suspected knew all along: that Putin directed these initiatives and that the target, specifically, was Hillary Clinton. So, without having read more than a few paragraphs, I am posting it here to provide immediate circulation. It is long. It is important.

Hacking Democracy

Timeline

(Photo by Alexei Druzhinin/AFP/Getty Images; photo illustration by Nick Kirkpatrick/The Washington Post)

Early last August, an envelope with extraordinary handling restrictions arrived at the White House. Sent by courier from the CIA, it carried “eyes only” instructions that its contents be shown to just four people: President Barack Obama and three senior aides.

The White House debated various options to punish Russia, but facing obstacles and potential risks, it ultimately failed to exact a heavy toll on the Kremlin for its election interference.

Inside was an intelligence bombshell, a report drawn from sourcing deep inside the Russian government that detailed Russian President Vladi­mir Putin’s direct involvement in a cyber campaign to disrupt and discredit the U.S. presidential race.

But it went further. The intelligence captured Putin’s specific instructions on the operation’s audacious objectives — defeat or at least damage the Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton, and help elect her opponent, Donald Trump.

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It is also important that we thank the Washington Post team for their dogged pursuit of the truth. We have seen in the past as we see today that persistent investigative reporting is essential to keeping the government on task.  The task is uncovering the truth.

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Hillary for America’s Communications Director, Jennifer Palmieri, penned this op-ed for the Washington Post.

Democrats can still fight back now. Here’s how.

March 24

Jennifer Palmieri was communications director for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.

At the Democratic convention in Philadelphia last summer, Jake Sullivan and I took to our golf carts one afternoon to make the rounds of the television networks’ tents in the parking lot of the Wells Fargo Center. It is standard for presidential campaign staffers to brief networks on what to expect during that night’s session. But on this day, we were on a mission to get the press to focus on something even we found difficult to process: the prospect that Russia had not only hacked and stolen emails from the Democratic National Committee, but that it had done so to help Donald Trump and hurt Hillary Clinton.

Sullivan was Clinton’s policy adviser. He had been Vice President Joe Biden’s national security adviser, a deputy to then-Secretary Clinton at the State Department and a lead negotiator of the Obama administration’s nuclear deal with Iran. He is a widely respected national security expert and, as he does every day, he spoke carefully, without hyperbole. All we had to go on then was what had been reported by the press. We weren’t sure if Russia was doing this to undermine Americans’ faith in our political process or if it was trying to make Trump the next president. But we wanted to raise the alarm.

We did not succeed.

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This does not come as much of a surprise.  It is, however, a big endorsement not to be taken lightly nor overlooked.  Thank you, WaPo!

Hillary Clinton for president

October 13

IN THE gloom and ugliness of this political season, one encouraging truth is often overlooked: There is a well-qualified, well-prepared candidate on the ballot. Hillary Clinton has the potential to be an excellent president of the United States, and we endorse her without hesitation.

In a moment, we will explain our confidence. But first, allow us to anticipate a likely question: No, we are not making this endorsement simply because Ms. Clinton’s chief opponent is dreadful.

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is dreadful, that is true — uniquely unqualified as a presidential candidate. If we believed that Ms. Clinton were the lesser of two evils, we might well urge you to vote for her anyway — that is how strongly we feel about Mr. Trump. But we would also tell you that was our judgment.

Fortunately, it is not.

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In remarks to the press recently, Governor Andrew Cuomo said you don’t know what to expect next in this election.  I don’t mind admitting that the idea of what could be next strikes me with dread.

Families of leaders who were assassinated or survived assassination attempts are speaking out.

From Dr. Bernice A. King on Facebook:

Be A King

As the daughter of a leader who was assassinated, I find ‪#‎Trump‬‘s comments distasteful, disturbing, dangerous. His words don’t ‪#‎LiveUp‬. ‪#‎MLK‬

From Patti Davis on Facebook:

To Donald Trump: I am the daughter of a man who was shot by someone who got his inspiration from a movie, someone who believed if he killed the President the actress from that movie would notice him. Your glib and horrifying comment about “Second Amendment people” was heard around the world. It was heard by sane and decent people who shudder at your fondness for verbal violence. It was heard by your supporters, many of whom gleefully and angrily yell, “Lock her up!” at your rallies. It was heard by the person sitting alone in a room, locked in his own dark fantasies, who sees unbridled violence as a way to make his mark in the world, and is just looking for ideas. Yes, Mr. Trump, words matter. But then you know that, which makes this all even more horrifying.

From William Kennedy Smith and Jean Kennedy Smith:

Opinions

Political violence is no joke

By William Kennedy Smith and Jean Kennedy Smith August 10

William Kennedy Smith and Jean Kennedy Smith are the nephew and sister of President John. F. Kennedy and Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, who was assassinated on June 6, 1968.

On April 4, 1968, the day the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was shot and killed, Robert Kennedy was campaigning for the presidency in Indianapolis. Bobby conveyed the news of King’s death to a shattered, mostly black audience. He took pains to remind those whose first instinct may have been toward violence that President John F. Kennedy had also been shot and killed. Bobby went on, “What we need in the United States is not division; what we need in the United States is not hatred; what we need in the United States is not violence and lawlessness, but is love, and wisdom, and compassion toward one another, and a feeling of justice toward those who still suffer within our country, whether they be white or whether they be black.”

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And now this.

Battleground State Editorials Rip Trump’s Second Amendment Comments: ‘Very Irresponsible,’ ‘Disqualifying,’ ‘Reckless and Dangerous, ‘Inexcusable,’ ‘The Most Damning Thing He’s Done on the Trail,’ ‘Unacceptable,’ ‘Outrageous,’ ‘A New Low’>>>>

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When two incomes are crucial to raising a family, trustworthy, accessible, affordable child care is not a luxury. It is a necessity.  As usual, Hillary Clinton not only cites the problem – she has a solution to offer.

May 20

Hillary Clinton is a Democratic candidate for president and a former secretary of state and U.S. senator from New York.

Jennifer lives in Loudoun County. She has three young boys. She pays $2,500 every month for child care. That’s more than her mortgage.

This month in Northern Virginia, I met several moms and dads who told me similar stories.

In every state in the country, child care for two kids now costs more than the average rent. You read that right — child care costs more than housing. And in many states, it’s even more expensive than college tuition.

For parents who need to work, this is more than an inconvenience. It’s a crisis.

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