Tuesday Open Thread | Sanders’ campaign says nomination still open

Bernie Sanders’ campaign says nomination still openSanders Campaign Statement

Bernie Sanders’ campaign says Hillary Clinton’s nomination as the Democratic Party’s presidential pick is dependent on superdelegates who can still change their minds between now and the July convention.

The campaign’s statement comes as The Associated Press count shows Clinton has commitments from the number of delegates needed to become the Democrats’ presumptive nominee.

Sanders’ spokesman Michael Briggs says the campaign’s job is to convince the superdelegates — party insiders — that the Vermont senator is ‘‘by far the strongest candidate against Donald Trump.’’ He says calling the Democratic contest before superdelegates formally vote at the convention is a ‘‘rush to judgment.’’

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133 Responses to Tuesday Open Thread | Sanders’ campaign says nomination still open

  1. eliihass says:

    Shame on Bakari Sellers…

    So desperate to score brownie points with Massah Clinton, he thinks he has the right to not only use and name drop Malia Obama to market Hillary Clinton…he thinks he gets to frivolously invoke and commit First Lady Michelle Obama’s first born child as yet another tool for Hillary’s exploitation….another firewall and useful idiot as Hillary only sees black folks to be….Hillary who never really reached out to or fully embraced her only Democratic successor …and our historic First Lady…and no matter how much it’s denied, still does not have a relationship with Malia’s own mother…now has her glib, foolish, shameless black surrogates ready to throw in young Malia as part of the deal, for Hillary to freely use as she feels fit – and without permission from her parents who have done their best to protect their 2 daughters from the wolves and from the scorching spotlight…but now Bakari Sellers dares to cross those boundaries to advance his opportunism and Hillary’s…something he would never dare do even with Chelsea Clinton as grown as she is… As old as she is, Chelsea Clinton is still considered off-limits – even as she is actively on the campaign trail campaigning for her mother…and even as we all remember that she never campaigned for then Senator Obama after he became the nominee in 2008 or helped out or campaigned for him in 2012 either…but Bakari Sellers feels completely comfortable trying to pimp out the first child of our historic FLOTUS – the child she has sacrificed her career and so much more to raise to be the smart, well-behaved young woman that Hillary now thinks is good enough and worthy enough she gets to rudely usurp Malia too to help sell herself to advance her oval office ambitions…I don’t think so Bakari…

    Is there nothing sacred and off limits for the Clintons besides themselves and their own daughter…is there nothing they won’t demand and no boundaries they won’t arrogantly step over to further themselves…

    I long ago predicted that an arrogant, entitled and self-serving Hillary Clinton would not only demand that the sitting President – and the First Lady she never really developed a relationship with, must go out and aggressively campaign for her – a first in modern memory…I also predicted that they would even demand that the President’s still minor daughters also make themselves available for Hillary’s campaign to exploit…

    Looks like it’s already happening…

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  6. Eliihass, tell me something. Feeling down. If it wasn’t for the black folks in the South, this would not have happened. And you know damn well some of them have had relatives, husbands, brothers, sisters, uncles, nephews in prison under Clinton’s 3 strikes law. I just don’t fucking get it.

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    • eliihass says:

      Do not despair SG…don’t you even dare…

      Nothing is ever what it seems at first…not even the seemingly ‘successful’ massive bamboozling of folks courtesy of an outsized, arrogant and deceptive machine and sh*t-fest that even co-opted and corrupted the souls and voices of a few people I previously respected and thought quite highly of…

      They may think that they outwitted folks and that they’ve won…but the joke is on them… what it is exactly they won… not even they have a clue what they are in store for…

      There will be a reckoning…and it will be huge…and will swallow many of them…

      The thing about trying to play God…or outwit God, is that in the end, it always, always ends badly…

      The thing about men and plans…

      Ask Scalia…ask Bill Cosby…Ask Madoff…

      And just like that, all the best laid plans….poof..

      Trust me when I tell you that this is not even any where near over…

      In spite of all the noise and brazen attempts to stifle democracy the way we were told in 2008 that it really, really ought to be…by the same folks who are now trying to force feed us the very same candidate they asked us to reject …a woman who remains unchanged and essentially as entitled and corrupt and self-serving, dishonest, untrustworty and as power-hungry and only even more so than she ever was…

      And no, the argument with Trump as the bogey man presents an entirely false and dishonest choice of two bad people…

      The fat lady still hasn’t sung… And our all-seeing God still hasn’t chimed in yet…and until they do, we wait…

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      • eliihass says:

        Keep the faith sweetheart..you are a great and righteous warrior…and your heart is always in the right place…

        After you’ve done your bit…leave the rest to God..

        Let God sort out the rest…He knows..He sees…He knows the plots, the plans..

        He always, always does come through …but only in His time…and he does it best…even better than we could ever have imagined or envisioned…and he’s not about to start failing us right now…

        When Dilma Rousseff – the woman so caught up in her own self-importance she even cancelled the State dinner the U.S planned for her, to prove a point….when Dilma road into town with Lula da Silva…she was so sure she had it made…barely a few years later,
        she’s persona non grata…and I don’t think any of the same folks who were kissing her butt even up until last year, give a rats arse about her these days…

        God don’t like ugly…and no matter what is done…even in secret, God will eventually expose and lay bare for the world to see…

        There will always always be a reckoning…

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      • Thank you, Eliihass. You lifted my spirits. Thank you.

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      • Ametia says:

        “And no, the argument with Trump as the bogey man presents an entirely false and dishonest choice of two bad people…”

        Spot on, eliihaas. And so far, it’s the only argument they’re putting forward to continue scaring folks into voting for this witch.

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    • Liza says:

      I think that more black folks would have supported Bernie Sanders if they had an opportunity to know more about him. When those states were voting, I remember reading somewhere (can’t say where now because it was too long ago) that about 30 percent of the black voters didn’t know who he was. And why would they? He was a senator from Vermont. Bernie was blacklisted by the corporate media from day one, when it looked like he really could challenge Hillary. He was drawing huge crowds, he had a consistent message, and the msm mostly ignored him.

      But it does appear to be the case that after all this time, the majority of black voters Still prefer Hillary over Bernie. I don’t know why. The only answer I’ve ever received is, “We’re Democrats and Democrats stick together.” And numerous black people have told me that Bernie is not a Democrat, he’s an outsider, and they aren’t willing to listen to him.

      I don’t know what to say, SG2. Maybe they believe in miracles. But there is no denying that black voters have supported Hillary, and they have no reason to expect her to do any more for them than she has already done. They are far more likely to be worse off in four years than they are now, as unthinkable as that might be.

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      • eliihass says:

        My people truly perish for lack of knowledge…

        Drove to the Fedex drop off at the airport to send out some packages and ran into an older lady I know and she says she’s on her way to vote…so I decide to chat a bit…she shows me her marked-up mock voter booklet…her daughter had helped her by pre-selecting candidates so it’d make it easier for her in the voting booth..

        So, I notice that she has both Hillary and Bernie marked up ..and I tell her she can only pick one…she says her daughter likes Bernie and is voting for him, but that she was thinking of voting for Hillary…I ask her why…she tells me that she does not want a Jew in the White House…that Bernie is a Jew and that he will sell America to Israel…

        Oh. My. God…

        I ran to my car, whipped out my iPad and played a portion of Hillary’s AIPAC speech to her…and showed her a copy of that letter Hillary wrote Haim Saban … I then showed her Bernie’s letter to AIPAC, told her he didn’t even show up for AIPAC…I then played her a portion of their debate and showed her Bernie’s answer and Hillary’s when they were asked about Israel…and the Palestinians…

        She was shocked…and confused…

        How could it be that the Jewish guy was the good guy…and the wasp was the rabid bought and paid for tool for Netanyahu and the Zionist billionaires with a stake in this election…but there it all was on video…

        I told her to pay attention if she really wanted to be an informed and participating citizen…And just for good measure, I threw in a few extra videos to refresh her memory about Hillary and how she and Bill had attacked and undermined the President…and how they remained friends with Trump even as he waged his birther wars just a few years ago, but now that he poses a threat to her oval office ambition, how she and Bill now want to use their bestie Trump’s birther attacks which never bothered them when he was doing it, but now wield it, to try to use to help her win.

        She asked me to add her to my email list…she told me that she was only ever going to vote for Hillary because there had been really no other choice after she eliminated Bernie because she’d automatically assumed that as a Jew, he was a Zionist…I also offered an extra talking point or two to drive home my points…and to make sure that I’d completely disabused her mind of any anti-Bernie propaganda she might have been fed…I reminded her that Bernie was just a few years older than Hillary who will be turning 70 …and that she, not Bernie, was the one with a recent history of a serious illness…she hugged me and I told her to go vote before the place closes…she called her daughter on the spot and asked her why she hadn’t shown her the videos I showed her…why she just told her to vote for Bernie and didn’t offer her the compelling videos that I’d shown her…she scolded her daughter and told her she had to do her homework so she could be be a better at supporting her arguments…she said if she hadn’t bumped into me that she would have made a terrible mistake and that it would have been her daughter’s fault…LOL…moms..

        But as we hugged goodbye, I laughed and told her that we do still need to discuss and address her anti-semitism that has her blanketing and judging all Jews in such viscerally negative ways…she was embarrassed and a bit defensive…and I told her I’ll have them over for dinner next week so I can show her more videos including those that prove that there are some really great Jewish folks…and that some non- Jewish folks were more rabidly pro-Israel than Jews..e.g republicans…she agreed…

        You wonder how many more folks are out there making decisions based entirely on erroneous information…

        Point is, a lot of folks are misinformed, under-informed and terribly uninformed …And to the extent it works out well for some candidates and their supporters and teams, they love it just that way…and they will work to keep it that way..

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      • Bernie is a Jew and that he will sell America to Israel…

        **********
        OMG

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      • Liza says:

        Ms. Eliihass, you are amazing. Not many people would take the time to educate one voter that thoroughly plus invite them to dinner. But you are absolutely right. That is the electorate, a sizable portion of it. Low information voters, no information voters, and propagandized voters. It’s depressing, to be sure.

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      • Ametia says:

        NO.SHE.DIDN’T SAY BERNIE IS A JEW….

        And will sell America to Israel…

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    • eliihass says:

      You do it for all of us here every day with your tireless efforts SG…thank you..

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      • Tyren M. says:

        Whoo Eliihass! I just read your encounter above. Bernie could have used YOU on his national squad. You bring fire to the debate instead of Noun Verb Break up the banks.

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      • Hi Tyren. Eliihass brings the heat every day.

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      • eliihass says:

        LOL…Thanks Tyren…

        I do feel such guilt for not doing more – and sooner..

        But I’ve gotten so progressively jaded and exhausted and frankly, quite disillusioned with the conveniently ‘ever-changing’ political process that’s devoid of integrity, honor… the glaring double standards, the inconsistencies, the disingenuity, the giving of so much to undeserving folks because they have a machine behind them and bought up flunkies, while there’s such a lack of real, sustained and respectful support not only for the President, but as everyone knows is extremely important to me, especially absent for our also historic First Lady…and the fact that even though there’s been so little actual support or protection, that even after reaching what should be the top of the game, they still don’t seem to have much rights or wiggle room – or given the respect and the freedom to make their own honest calls… they’re still getting arm-twisted to pretend that what we witnessed, what we were all privy to as it played out so publicly…didn’t in fact happen…they’re supposed to play along…pretend that they’re really best buddies with a woman who together with her husband and their flunkies, was so underhanded, and did quite some undermining and has never stopped with the hostile and vindictive competing efforts…The Obamas weren’t even allowed to really savor this presidency in the best sense…and now, they’re not even allowed to enjoy the immunity all sitting Presidents and First Ladies enjoy in their last months – that allow them to remain dignifiedly and relatively ‘removed’ from the messiness and the rough and tumble that is hard-fought presidential campaign and election…No, they are being asked to give up their time…including already scarce family time with each other, and with their young daughters, to go out there to actively campaign for Hillary…to use up their political capital and favors, outrightly stake their own reputations, their own legacies and everything else – put themselves at further risk …including deepen enmities and make new enemies – and only for Hillary Clinton and to get Hillary Clinton elected…And no, it’s really not about ‘protecting the President’s legacy’…

        But most importantly, Hillary and Bill Clinton would never ever do it for them…The Clintons would never inconvenience themselves in any way for the Obamas…they might trade a few favors with the President, but they’ll do nothing for the First Lady…They would never, ever sacrifice an iota of Chelsea’s well-being to go out on a limb for the Obamas…and they sure as hell will NEVER stake their reputations (whatever that is), their legacies (whatever those are), their influence – for the Obamas – and especially not for them to succeed…heck, they couldn’t even extend them a courtesy invitation to Chelsea’s wedding…and where there could have easily been and should have, there was never any bonding with this young family that succeeded them as the next Democratic family in the White House…

        The Democratic Party establishment rigging the democratic process and unveiling their coronation plans…that only hardened my resolve to distance myself from things..

        I believe if Bernie had the same sort of fierce informal surrogacy and outreach so many of us personally initiated and implemented on our own for then Senator Obama in 2008 – and again for the President’s re-election in 2012, Bernie would have done so much better..

        I can’t tell you how many dinners, lunches, favors and visits – and even some version of ‘bribes’ it took to get folks not only on-board but also ensuring they actually voted…I personally helped register, complete, picked up and mailed hundreds of ballots…

        I couldn’t begin to tell you the stories…the things I heard and saw as I interacted with people I thought I was familiar with – and others I realized I knew even less than I thought I knew about them…sometimes it took the most unusual and seemingly shallowest of things to convince folks…the self-proclaimed long-time Democrat, an older Filipino lady who didn’t really like or trust ‘Obama’ and couldn’t tell you why…but who decided to vote for him after she accidentally found out his mother and grandparents were white…as I shared a story with her…And then changed her mind again when she saw their pictures…deciding that they were white – which she appreciated – but looked decidedly ‘low class’…she eventually voted for the President (she was a by-mail voter, so I sat with her as she filled out her ballot and I took it and mailed it) but only after I bought up 17 remaining seats on her fundraising casino party bus that took her group gambling. I passed out the tickets to other folks who showed me proof they voted.

        Sometimes we know what we know – and it’s not to be found in any political organizing manual…but more importantly, we know and understand our communities and the quirks and foibles of those who make it up – our work, home, faith, social communities – we know them best …and over the years, hopefully, folks get to know and trust you and trust your judgement…neighbors, business associates, support staff, our faith folks, the grocers and their check-out folks, our dentist, doctors and their nurses, receptionists, the post man, the UPS guy, the dog walkers, the polite skate boarders who routinely bump into you as you walk the beach and they illegally skate on sidewalks at night…the communities you interact with and know best…we know their triggers, we know how to reach them…and they know that they can trust you…that you’re passionate not just about politics, but more importantly, about people…and that you engage them on some level, not just during elections, but even in off years…political discourse is easiest when folks don’t feel put open or exploited…but most importantly, they want proof…actually, need hard proof and evidence to be convinced when they disagree…even though they’ll settle for 3rd hand and often ridiculous gossip or speculation when they agree…

        And for all that you have to be prepared…Nothing better than videos and other tangible proof to support what you’re saying…it won’t always guarantee that the person will change their mind, but it helps hopefully to force them to confront what really motivates their denial even when presented with hard evidence…

        One will have to not only follow the day to day happenings…you have to voraciously consume and store massive amounts of good and bad information…even what folks think isn’t important…personal stuff…As I’ve always said, you’d be surprised the impact of a picture….even if it sends and makes a completely different statement and impression than the actual video of the photographed moment…And the power of a video, when the pictures don’t even begin to convey the power of the moment…

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  7. Liza says:

    Shaun King just posted this on Facebook:

    “We’ll never really know or be able to measure the negative impact that the Associated Press falsely calling the race for Hillary yesterday had on voting today.

    Today was scheduled to be the biggest single day of voting in the entire Democratic Primary. Instead, I’ve received hundreds of messages today from people saying their friends and family said some version of “fuck it, why vote if the race is over.”

    I actually understand. We’re all busy as hell. Imagine you are working two jobs or are a single parent or use public transportation or are under the weather, the temptation to just sit it out after you were told the race is over is a very real thing. I get it.

    The Associated Press so badly wanted to be first that the manufactured this news with super-delegates putting Hillary over the top when they don’t even vote until July 25th.

    I am very troubled by what happened. We should all be troubled. People worked for months and months and months for today to be so big for the Democratic Party, and they blew it. They absolutely blew it.”

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    • Liza says:

      Wow. Just amazing. Hillary Clinton announced awhile back that she would be the nominee, there was no way that was NOT going to happen. Is this what she had in mind?

      Democracy took a major kick in the a$$ today courtesy of THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AND THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY AND THE PRESUMPTIVE NOMINEE HILLARY CLINTON.

      Try to imagine the next four years beginning in January, 2017.

      The Super delegates weren’t enough. They had to shut down voter turnout so that Hillary had a better chance of winning CA. That way they can say, “THE VOTERS HAVE SPOKEN” and that is exactly what they are saying.

      The message is clear from the Democrats. They will pick the nominees, period. And they will do this until the voters say no more, stop sending money, stop volunteering, and stop getting their news from propaganda outlets like the Associated Press.

      Congratulations, AP, you are almost worthy to have your news sit next to The National Enquirer at the grocery checkout lanes. Not quite, some improvement is still needed.

      I hate this corrupt, crooked, rigged election.

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  8. Muting all tvs in my house

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  12. rikyrah says:

    about the Ali funeral:

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  13. rikyrah says:

    gone too soon

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  14. rikyrah says:

    BWA HA HA HA HA HA

    My favorites:

    THE 10 HAPPIEST PEOPLE IN THE WORLD

    Corey Richardson, 6/6/16

    ……………….

    7.) People who still eat pork

    Because they can order anything on the menu and you can’t. Every brunch, you gotta start by asking if they got turkey bacon or turkey sausage or beef ribs. Not these people, they’re free. They’re happy. They’re getting the BLT.

    6.) Aunties in Las Vegas

    It’s Brenda’s birthday weekend, Tammy’s son just graduated from high school, Wanda got promoted to supervisor and Felicia’s divorce papers just went through. Watch out, y’all, the aunties are fitna kick it! You haven’t really partied in Vegas until you’ve been at Tao Beach with a bunch of 40+ black women who ain’t gettin’ their hair wet in that pool but got good credit and are gonna buy some bottles for they damn selves. Vegas aunties are the best and they got buffet passes.

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  16. rikyrah says:

    Tom Cotton loses sight of what public service is all about
    06/07/16 09:26 AM—UPDATED 06/07/16 09:29 AM
    By Steve Benen
    Just last week, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) was eager to pat himself on the back for a job well done. Thanks to his fine work, the Republican leader boasted, “there is no dysfunction in the Senate anymore.”

    There’s quite a bit of evidence to the contrary. Consider, for example, the New York Times’ Frank Bruni’s report on Cassandra Butts’ nomination to serve as the United States ambassador to the Bahamas.

    After “decades of government and nonprofit work that reflected a passion for public service,” Butts received a nomination from President Obama to a diplomatic post for which she was well qualified. Her confirmation should’ve been easy, but the Senate kept putting her nomination on the back-burner – Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), for example, blocked her as part of a tantrum against the Iran nuclear deal.

    And then there’s Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), who blocked Butts and the nominees for the ambassadorships to Sweden and Norway.
    Cotton eventually released the two other holds, but not the one on Butts. She told me that she once went to see him about it, and he explained that he knew that she was a close friend of Obama’s – the two first encountered each other on a line for financial-aid forms at Harvard Law School, where they were classmates – and that blocking her was a way to inflict special pain on the president.
    Bruni’s report added that Cotton’s spokesperson “did not dispute Butts’s characterization of that meeting.”

    Butts died recently at age 50 of acute leukemia, which she didn’t know she had until her life was nearly over. She waited 835 days for the Senate to vote on her nomination, but the vote never came.

    “All Cassandra wanted to do was serve her country,” Valerie Jarrett, a senior adviser to the president, told the Times. “Looking back, it is devastating to think that through no fault of her own, she spent the last 835 days of her life waiting for confirmation.”

    Reading Bruni’s piece got me thinking about the nature of public service, and how different people can take their responsibilities very differently.

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    • Eliihaas says:

      LOL..LOL at the idea that he ‘lost sight’…For Tom Cotton to ‘lose sight’ of anything would suggest that he ever had it to begin with…

      The guy has always been  a foul, heartless, soulless twerp…in the mould of Paul Ryan, Marco Rubio and every last one of the up and coming overly ambitious Neocon right winger…except that Cotton like the other newer one on the horizon, Ben Sasse, is even more shamelessly and more publicly callous than the others..
      Heartless and soulless is a prerequisite and the foundational character trait of any ‘self respecting’, budding Neocon politico wannabe who hopes to get the approval and backing of their neocon Godfathers…  

      These callous acts are merely them building their boast portfolio to be used for a future run to a higher political office. It’s meant to impress and appeal to their benefactors and equally foul constituents…

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    • eliihass says:

      LOL at the idea that he ‘lost sight’…For Tom Cotton to ‘lose sight’ of anything would suggest that he ever had it to begin with…

      The guy has always been  a foul, heartless, soulless twerp…in the mould of Paul Ryan, Marco Rubio and every last one of the up and coming overly ambitious Neocon right winger…except that Cotton like the other newer one on the horizon, Ben Sasse, is even more shamelessly and more publicly callous than the others..
      Heartless and soulless is a prerequisite and the foundational character trait of any ‘self respecting’, budding Neocon politico wannabe who hopes to get the approval and backing of their neocon Godfathers…  

      These callous acts are merely them building their boast portfolio to be used for a future run to a higher political office. It’s meant to impress and appeal to their benefactors and equally foul constituents…

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  17. rikyrah says:

    Trump U’ scandal gets worse for Florida’s AG
    06/07/16 10:40 AM
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    By Steve Benen
    The details surrounding “Trump University” and Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi (R) already painted an unflattering picture. We learned last week that Bondi briefly considered joining a multi-state suit against the controversial “school,” but the Florida Republican dropped the investigation after the Trump Foundation made a $25,000 contribution towards Bondi’s re-election.

    The Orlando Sentinel’s Scott Maxwell noted over the weekend that it’s “wildly unethical” for a prosecutor to “take money from a potential target.” And as it turns out, new details from the Associated Press make the controversy appear even worse.

    Florida’s attorney general personally solicited a political contribution from Donald Trump around the same time her office deliberated joining an investigation of alleged fraud at Trump University and its affiliates. […]

    The money came from a Trump family foundation in apparent violation of rules surrounding political activities by charities. A political group backing Bondi’s re-election, called And Justice for All, reported receiving the check Sept. 17, 2013 – four days after Bondi’s office publicly announced she was considering joining a New York state probe of Trump University’s activities, according to a 2013 report in the Orlando Sentinel.
    Bondi apparently isn’t responding to media inquiries, but her office referred the AP to Marc Reichelderfer, a political consultant who worked for her re-election effort, who said Bondi wasn’t aware of the consumer complaints her office had received about “Trump U” when she reached out to Trump for the improper contribution. He added that the appeal for campaign cash came before her office considered investigating the so-called “school.”

    http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/trump-u-scandal-gets-worse-floridas-ag

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  18. rikyrah says:

    Why Marco Rubio doesn’t get an ‘I told you so’ moment
    06/07/16 04:00 PM
    By Steve Benen
    During his failed presidential campaign, Marco Rubio tried to draw attention to some of Donald Trump’s more obvious flaws as candidate, including Trump’s reliance on racist politics and the scandal surrounding “Trump University.” Three months after ending his national campaign – Rubio won a grand total of one state – the Florida senator is feeling some vindication. Politico reported yesterday:
    Joining the chorus of Republicans condemning Donald Trump over his rhetoric toward a federal judge’s Mexican heritage, Marco Rubio offered a cutting remark: I warned you. […]

    “I don’t defend what he says, and all I can tell you is I ran for president and I warned you this is what was going to happen,” Rubio told WFTV’s Christopher Heath. “I consistently said if he became the nominee, we’d face these sorts of difficult choices we now have.”

    The Politico report added that Rubio believes Trump’s racism towards U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel doesn’t reflect well on the Republican Party or “us as a nation,” adding that “some of the things he has said and done aren’t going to help” the party improve its relationships with Hispanics.

    “There shouldn’t be any sort of ethnicity, religious or racial test for what kind of judges should hear what kind of cases,” Rubio said. “If you take that argument and expand it, you can make that argument about anybody in any circumstances. It’s wrong and I think he should stop.”

    http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/why-marco-rubio-doesnt-get-i-told-you-so-moment

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    He would bring the rope……
    You know that.
    Even pick out the tree for them 😠😠😡

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    Sen. Tim Scott Calls Trump’s Judge Comments ‘Racially Toxic,’ Not Racist
    JUNE 7, 2016, 1:49 PM EDT

    While Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) was deeply troubled by Donald Trump’s attacks against U.S. District Gonzalo Curiel — who Trump has repeatedly dismissed as “Mexican” and biased against him — Scott plans to continue supporting Trump and says the GOP’s presidential nominee has not crossed a line that would cause him to revoke his endorsement.

    “His comments were certainly racially toxic. I don’t know the intent of his heart so I’m not going to call them racist comments but certainly they are racially toxic,” Scott told reporters on Capitol Hill Tuesday. “The fact of the matter is we have to find a way to unite this country around one goal, one mission with everyone in the same boat.”

    Scott signaled there was a line that Trump could cross where he would revoke his endorsement, but “we’re not there yet.”

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    Great comment at BJ

    geg6 says:

    June 7, 2016 at 3:18 pm

    @nonynony:

    Mitch McConnell is usually a more savvy operator than this when it comes to separating the loud parts and the quiet parts. Trump must really have him rattled.

    There is no doubt in my mind about this. Deadbeat Donnie has given away the game that he and his mentors spent forty years playing exclusively through dog whistles. He’s careening around the country, listening to no one and sucking up all the media oxygen that isn’t going to Hillary. He’s killing the prospects of many a Senate GOPer in purplish states and he’s making every single minority population in the country remember why they hate white guys. It’s unfuckingbelievable, to me and, I’m absolutely sure, him. He thought he’d cruise through the summer after the primary season in which someone like Jeb! is installed as the crown prince to thrash the Hildebeast in the fall, release his first book and bask in the media glow of the Village for his wisdom and savvy, which he made sure to humbly highlight in his tome.

    Now, the dream is gone. Worst summer vacation ever.

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  29. rikyrah says:

    This is from Reuters
    BREAKING: U.S. Senate Republican leader McConnell says it’s time for Trump to stop attacking various minority groups

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  30. Liza says:

    Ha ha, this is funny. Pot, meet kettle. But they’re right.

    The definition of rigged: the media called the nomination for Crooked Hillary based on UNBOUND superdelegates. pic.twitter.com/i52PY7UCdZ— GOP (@GOP) June 7, 2016

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  32. LIZA

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    • Liza says:

      This is dirty, just plain dirty politics. This is intended as a voter suppression tactic, every bit as wicked as any other voter suppression tactic. And who knows what else they’ve got up their sleeves?

      Shaun King is all over this. Good work.

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  35. But but the media reported Potus was ready to endorse Hillary at any moment.

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    • Ametia says:

      The media & Clintons are trying to strong arm POTUS into endorsing Hillary.

      NEVER, EVER, BELIEVE IT, UNTIL YOU HEAR IT FROM PBO.

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      • Liza says:

        The Clintons are so brazen, there really isn’t a word for it, nothing to compare them to. I’m glad PBO spoke up.

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  36. Ametia says:

    You really can’t make up this shit, folks!

    SHORT: Only white judges are qualified to judge Trump. Sad day in America. SAD

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  37. Ametia says:

    I can tell you right now, for me, Hillary clinching the presidential nomination will NEVER be an historic event.

    The Clintons, DNC, and the media have all used the same 1990s tactics to usher in these scandal-ridden, power-hungry people. There is NOTHING historic about this woman. They are not progressive or forward-thinking in the least. It’s all about POWER, GREED, & MONEY.

    My criteria for an historical FIRST WOMAN PRESIDENT, does not HILLARY MEET.

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    • I agree and I hate that she is the lesser of two evils. I hate that we have to go back to voting for the lesser of the two.

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    • Liza says:

      Co-sign. This so called election is nothing more than a GIANT RED FLAG that democracy is just about gone in this country. Folks better wake up. Some have already, but not enough, not nearly enough.

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  38. Ametia says:

    We SEE YOU PAUL RYAN Standing in front of folks in Anacostia citizens in the poorest region of D.C. claiming outrage about Trump’s racism.

    YA’LL BUILT THAT

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  39. Ametia says:

    LOL I hope you’re getting paid well to fake rage over Trump’s RACISM, MURDERING JOE.

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    • eliihass says:

      He and Mika are just so ridiculous…who do they think they’re fooling…

      It’s amusing watching them perform t script – while everyone around the table just plays along …

      Each morning they show up and you never know what their script calls for that day…

      Joe Scarborough is particularly slimy and ridiculous…

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      • Ametia says:

        LOL They aren’t fooling us. MSNBC has gone pretty much RIGHTWING in their political reporting these days. They’ve ousted all the full time ‘BLAH’ folks who had regular weekly shows, with the exception of ‘Mammy’ JOY REID.

        So now they have Murdering JOE & MEEK-A feigning outrage about all the RACISTS white folks to shift attempts at DENYING that their roles on MSNBC is to placate white folks anger, resentment, while trying to quell the notion that they are all POS greedy, racists, greedy, singing for the supers pieces of SLIME.

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  40. Ametia says:

    Getting ready to line their pockets with the CRUMBS the Clintons are throwing out to them.

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    Hillary Clinton celebrates at a rally with Democratic Reps. Karen Bass and Maxine Waters yesterday in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/John Locher)

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    • eliihass says:

      Karen Bass couldn’t even stand up for herself…let them punk her…

      And even after that, she’s up there grinning and dancing for her supper – in support of those who passed her over and didn’t even think enough of her to give her first dibs on the job she was supposed to be next in line for…And they passed her over and handed it to their handpicked replacement whose political career was entirely based on being mistress to the corrupt old married sugar daddy who wields political influence in California as much as he has no scruples about anything…and still plays interference but always in return for something..

      These are our ‘upright’ Dems fam…

      This was what I believed we were getting away from in 2008…A new and upright way of approaching politics…a new way that inspired and did away with seedy back-room scratch my back, I scratch yours deals, sleazy politicians and those who slept their way up the ladder – and even when in the job, wouldn’t do the job so as to rock the boat and still relatively easily fail upwards thanks to political sugar daddies…

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      • Ametia says:

        I’m sure Kamala Harris is somewhere in the backrooms with her bid for the Senate

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      • eliihass says:

        She got some drive-thru variation of the Hillary deal …they cleared the field for her and rigged the process for a coronation…courtesy of Willie Brown..

        But Loretta Sanchez still defiantly entered the race still…The California Dem establishment sent out fliers to remind folks that Kamala was their pick …dissing Loretta Sanchez who ironically was one of Hillary’s most vocal PUMAs –

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      • Tyren M. says:

        Re: Kamala v. Loretta (below) – I think Kamala is Obama’s choice because Loretta was loudly Team PUMA.

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  41. Ametia says:

    U.S. first lady Michelle Obama gestures during a White House Kitchen Garden harvest June 6, 2016 at the White House in Washington, DC. The first lady welcomed back students from the kitchen garden planting earlier in spring to help the harvest today.

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    Michelle+Obama+Michelle+Obama+Students+Harvest+7AUlFf1GeI5l

    Michelle+Obama+Michelle+Obama+Students+Harvest+cl3RwdcWM1Vl

    Michelle+Obama+Michelle+Obama+Students+Harvest+hnBB6Y4g9All

    Michelle+Obama+Michelle+Obama+Students+Harvest+tMjxA7hsIWzl

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    • yahtzeebutterfly says:

      Thanks for bringing this beautiful gallery of photos, Ametia!

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    • eliihass says:

      If you watched the stream, the best and most important parts of this event were not captured in photographs…because the White House photographer (the black guy in the white shirt and black tie standing with the chefs behind the cooking demonstration table), preferred to keep his camera hung around his neck instead, too bored to actually take pictures to document one of FLOTUS’ last garden events – and so the wonderful moments between FLOTUS and the kids… the interactions that matter most and tell the story, were left out..

      And so instead of the wonderful moments, carefully captured by a White House photographer who should be trying to tell a story – as they do with the President’s events…we get all sorts of random shots taken by the pool of news media from their angle…

      It’s heartbreaking, but what can I say…

      By the way the black photographer used to work for the New York Times …and based on the only photograph of the First Lady credited to him when he worked there, I’d never assign him to cover her…

      Probably wants the Pete Souza assignment to not only feel important, but because, cha-ching a la books in the future…But the guy is far too short-sighted…he has no idea how much money he would fetch with books that catalog the historic FLOTUS…but only meaningful and fantastic pictures…but when you’re too big for your britches to bother, you end up missing the moments that would have made you rich and famous…

      How I wish FLOTUS had a photographer version of the author Peter Slevin…a photographer who not only understands the importance of this historic FLOTUS, but really gets her, gets her heart and how and why she is…and completely appreciates her and captures her essence… That would translate so beautifully into his lens captures of the historic black FLOTUS…

      I wonder for example how these moments we see on video with FLOTUS hugging these children at the end…sharing a special moment and sitting and engaging with the native American kids who flew in from Colorado for the event….and later before she leaves, going from table to table talking with and hugging the other kids from D.C area schools that she’s now very familiar with since they are at all her garden events…

      And then stop and imagine how Pete Souza would have captured and shared these moments we see on video with FLOTUS and the kids…had this been POTUS instead..

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  42. Tyren M. says:

    Good morning 3Chics,
    Happy Prince Day!

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  43. APPEAL – State of Florida (Jordan Davis) v. Michael Dunn Oral Argument

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    • Liza says:

      This is not exactly an impassioned presentation by the public defender. I almost feel sorry for him, standing there regurgitating Dunn’s made up story of self defense.

      I’ve always thought Dunn has more in common with people like Jared Loughner and Dylann Roof (a later example) than your garden variety racist turned killer. He sprayed an occupied vehicle with bullets, he wanted to kill them all in that moment.

      You’re done, Mr. Dunn. Get comfortable in your cell. You’re going to die there.

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  44. Liza says:

    Thank you for your service, Bretagne. May you rest in peace.

    It is with heavy hearts we say goodbye to the last surviving 9/11 search dog, Bretagne. You will be missed. https://t.co/RxOoLuzgGW— FEMA (@fema) June 7, 2016

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  46. Liza

    Ummm Nov 31st? No such date. Nov has 30 days.

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    • Liza says:

      Shame on the NYT (for the zillionth time) and the AP. How can we trust you to report the news? Is everything you do tainted by your own agenda?

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      • Ametia says:

        Trying to one up and beat everyone else to the punch for what?

        PROFITSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS$$$$$

        It’s all a moneys game to these scoundrels.

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  48. Hey Chicas, why are folks so worried about what I tweet?

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    • Ametia says:

      Did anyone inform this idiot that the word ‘Democrat” is merely a LABEL.

      It’s what’s inside that counts, and this woman has no INTEGRITY, no sense of WHAT is RIGHT or WRONG.

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    • eliihass says:

      Party is suddenly oh so important to these same PUMAs and their candidate who with her husband have held the Democratic party hostage for years ..threatening to blow it up any time they felt that they and their particular personal and political agenda wasn’t being advanced…

      That’s how she got the cushy and undeserved SoS job that burnished her resume with…and from which she and her PUMAs continued to undermine the President she and her husband are contemptuous of, but now conveniently name-drop to get his coalition to help undeservedly propel her into the oval office…

      Trump may be a convenient foil today, but let’s not even get things twisted – deals were cut to secure this coronation for Hillary…

      Sadly, souls were sold in the process too..

      But nobody – and not especially any Hillary folk…come to me with this whole new convenient party first crap…It’s our turn now to be our own version of their PUMAs…

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      • Ametia says:

        SAY IT LOUDER, SO WE CAN HEAR YOU!

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      • Tyren M. says:

        This election has been so jacked. I’ve been done since Biden was forced out. Bernie never had a chance. No matter his vote totals, Super Delegates would never come his way. But it’s been interesting watching him campaign. Any Hillary fan coming to me has been told about her, the PUMA Crew, her TV mouthpieces (Carville, Rendell, Rothschild etc.) and now this picture with Maxine. Arrgh.
        The loudest talking CBC crew who steady pointed fingers at PBO instead of going after R obstruction now grinning, shucking and bucking for Hillary. Makes me wanna holla.

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      • eliihass says:

        Thank you! We were having this same convo last night over dinner…

        Where were all these folks these past 8 year…suddenly they’re all out of hibernation shucking harder and singing louder than they ever have…

        Where were they when our kids were being slaughtered …not a peep when Sandra Bland was murdered…And they were all MIA when Trump was running around 3 years ago birtherizing…

        Can you imagine how much more the President could have gotten done if these shameless Democrats were even half as vocal as they are now – or offered even half the push back on behalf of the President and First Lady when they were attacked and disrespected…

        But they’re all out in force defending Hillary’s honor …each trying to outdo the other ..to impress Massah..

        My people, my people..

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      • Liza says:

        “Can you imagine how much more the President could have gotten done if these shameless Democrats were even half as vocal as they are now…”

        The Democratic Party did not support their own president. That’s a fact. There were certainly those who individually supported PBO, but there was never a cohesive, unified front that stood up to defend the president or even a democratic agenda. By 2010, that horrible election when the Democratic voters stayed home and the GOP took back the House, we knew that the Democrats weren’t even trying. Fools, just a bunch of fools.

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  49. rikyrah says:

    GOP unveils Dodd-Frank alternative
    By Peter Schroeder – 06/07/16 12:02 AM EDT

    A leading House Republican has unveiled the GOP plan to regulate Wall Street and replace the Dodd-Frank financial reform law.

    A new bill introduced by House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) would fundamentally remake the financial regulation landscape, and eradicate major pieces of President Obama’s Wall Street reform law.

    Congressional Republicans have considered dozens of smaller bills tweaking the sweeping 2010 law. But Hensarling’s latest proposal marks the broadest, most ambitious effort yet by the GOP to change how Wall Street and Washington interact. Hensarling will detail the bill in remarks delivered to the Economic Club of New York Tuesday morning.
    “Simply put, Dodd-Frank has failed. It’s time for a new legislative paradigm in banking and capital markets,” he will say, according to prepared remarks.

    Such a plan is a political longshot this Congress, as the White House has repeatedly threatened to veto any changes to Dodd-Frank, and congressional Democrats have shown little interest in revisiting it. But Hensarling’s plan could serve as a blueprint for Republicans after the presidential election, particularly if the party’s nominee, Donald Trump, wins the White House.

    But in his speech, Hensarling laid the blame for a lackluster economic recovery squarely at the feet of the new financial rules, which he argued has hamstrung the economy.

    “Ending and replacing the mistake of Dodd-Frank is the necessary start if we ever hope to restore real economic growth in America,” he will say.

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  50. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning 😊, Everyone 😁

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    • Liza says:

      Do the people have a voice or not, that is the question. Does the most populated state in the union have a voice or should they be silenced so that Hillary Clinton is not embarrassed? Well, the DNC and the Hill-bots choose number two. These are primary elections, for crying out loud.

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      • eliihass says:

        No..to hear the Clinton folks tell it, Bernie only ran for president to rally folks for Hillary amongst other doing it all for Hillary’s coronation tales…

        The arrogance and nerve of these folks…

        Right now, they’re resorting to every dirty, underhanded and straight up corrupt trick and so much shenanigan…the sort that would put Karl Rove and his ilk in the republican party to shame…I don’t put anything past these people any longer…And I no longer view them any differently from how I view republicans…they’re all corrupt, greedy …and would do anything – including sacrifice their first born, for power…

        When greedy as sin folks desperately seek a political office that pays annually, what they’d typically make in a one hour closed-door speech to those who own them…alarm bells and red flags ought to be blaring and waving all at once…

        Speaking of…

        Anyone remember that voters would still like to see those bloody speech transcripts…And no, Trump’s antics still don’t trump the need to see what was promised in return for that sort of speaking fee…

        Folks need to stop letting the Clintons and their media flunkies distract folks with their trumped up wolf cries…

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      • Liza says:

        The Democrats will run a one issue campaign, “Trump must be stopped.” That’s all they’ve got and it’s already started. And they think that is enough, because they believe all of us are idiots, not brilliant like them.

        .

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    • Ametia says:

      Yes, and she should be EMBARRASED. Shameful what DNC, her camp, and media are doing to SUPRESS VOTERS.

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  52. State Department official’s lawyer repeatedly objects to questions on Clinton’s email during deposition.

    http://www.businessinsider.com/hillary-clinton-email-deposition-stephen-mull-2016-6

    A lawyer for a top State Department official repeatedly objected to questions about Hillary Clinton’s private email address during a deposition earlier this month.

    The transcript, released on Monday by conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch, documented June 3 testimony from Ambassador Stephen D. Mull. The ambassador previously served as executive secretary of the State Department during Clinton’s tenure.

    “When did you first become aware of Mrs. Clinton — the email address Mrs. Clinton was using to conduct official government business?” asked Michael Bekesha, lawyer for Judicial Watch during the deposition.

    “Objection,” interjected Mull’s lawyer, Steven Myers. “Value. It’s vague, and it’s ambiguous.”

    When informed by Bekesha that he could answer, Mull said it was a “difficult question to answer” because he wasn’t sure he “ever really became aware” that Clinton was using a private email address for official government business.

    Asked about a message where “H” was listed as the sender of an email on which he was copied, Mull said that he did not “definitively” know whom the email was from.

    “Based on the body of the email, does it — it appears as though H would refer to Mrs. Clinton?” Bekesha asked.

    “Objection,” interjected Myers. “Is there a question?”

    “Based — after reviewing the entire email, do you think that the H refers to Mrs. Clinton?” Bekesha rephrased.

    “Objection,” Myers said again. “Calls for speculation.”

    When told that he was allowed to answer the question, Mull said he wasn’t quite sure if the “H” referred to Clinton.

    “I — I don’t know,” he said. “That’s a reasonable assumption, but I — I don’t know for a fact who would have received something at the H email.”

    Bekesha next asked Mull about an email sent from then State Department legal adviser Harold Koh. The message was sent to Mull and Clinton, among others.

    http://www.businessinsider.com/hillary-clinton-email-deposition-stephen-mull-2016-6

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    • eliihass says:

      It’s called psychological warfare SG..

      They’re desperate…the plan isn’t going as they’d hoped…and not even the ‘scary’ prospect of their great pal Trump, is making die-hard female Dems like us look her way….

      So they’re trying out every trick in the book…it’s now time for ‘operation oh my God, something historic is about to happen…a woman…oh my God..’ *tears**

      Then frame Bernie as trying to deny women ‘their turn’ …accuse him of being a ‘misogynist’ for not stepping aside and letting Hillary ‘win’…Actually, one of Hillary’s PUMA sisterhood traveling media girl said as much to Bernie yesterday at a news conference he gave…

      Put it out there…plant it and then try to force people to get all ’emotional’ .about the prospect of a woman president…

      Then have Hillary and her co-conspirators who are actually behind the strategy ‘modestly’ issue disclaimers saying that there are still more primary voters whose voices ‘need to be heard’….This is after they’ve had their folks running around calling Hillary the ‘presumptive nominee’…The disclaimer is so they appear to not be involved…

      This is their ‘nostalgia’ ‘sentimental’ ‘historic’ playbook…which they hope will work since nothing else about her and her campaign is inspiring or moving folks to get behind her…they are hoping that this whole phrase ‘the first woman to be the nominee of a prominent party’…(which I bet they all received in their talking points e-mail last night)…and the media is completely complicit and coordinating with the Clinton campaign…with their fake ‘oh my God…it’s happening …the most propped up and

      Like clockwork, all of the stations were out with this same propaganda…and it wasn’t based on anything public that happened to ‘put her over the top last night’…it made no sense…

      And then you also remember how Chris Matthews had said just last week that they were planning to call it for Hillary before California…to force Bernie to drop out..

      Then you realize that they started the plot yesterday morning with Hillary’s ‘impromptu’ rope line availability with her sisterhood of the PUMAs traveling pool …it was obvious the ‘questions’ were planned…but in true form, Hillary couldn’t help making it all about herself…when she was supposed to be going for another New Hampshire fake tear moment…

      And of course there’s the ‘sudden’ release of her redone speech from her time at Wellesley…even though she claims it never occurred to her that she ever wanted to go into politics…how it was all ‘Bill’s thing’….LOL…

      All this on the same day…They are determined to try to recreate the emotional tug and investment we all felt in 2008 and 2012…but it ain’t happening this time..

      Even young women are choosing the 74 year old guy over her…

      It’s not about gender Hillary…it’s about the heart, it’s about integrity and honesty…and in that regard, we all identify infinitely more with Bernie..

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    • Ametia says:

      What a TOTAL CLUSTERFUCK!

      I hope Bernie beats this bitch in Cali by a LANDSLIDE.

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  55. Well looky here…So now you know.

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  57. Untold fuckery going on with the Democratic nomination. #APRetracts Hillary clinching the Democratic nomination. I haven’t seen this since Bush/Gore.

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  58. Good morning, everyone

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    • Ametia says:

      Good Morning, SG2 & Everyone.

      Well now, let’s see who wins California tonight. But then again, I’m sure the little Clinton GREMLINS are working their magic behind the scenes…

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