“The Story Has Vastly Exceeded The Boundaries Of The Facts”

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Kudos to the Washington Post editorial board for adopting some perspective on the Clinton email scandal(s).  To (finally) get to this point, WaPo relied on three piece of recent evidence. The first is a memo from FBI Director James Comey to his staff saying that anyone who is second-guessing their decision to not recommend charging Clinton doesn’t know what they’re … Read More

Clinton Foundation Emails Show Praiseworthy Consideration Of Ethics

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Twenty years ago, James Fallows wrote an essay for The Atlantic called “Why Americans Hate the Media.” Fallows’ thesis was illustrated today by the political media’s coverage of the release of emails associated with Hillary Clinton while secretary of state. His thesis was this: Instead of reporting the policy positions of candidates, and assessing their merits,…

The Clinton Foundation vs The Associated Press

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Based on the frothy headlines, you might think the Clinton Foundation is some kind of illicit front company or sketchy offshore bank. Donald Trump wants to shut it down. The FBI has reportedly considered investigating it. A never-ending stream of once-private Hillary Clinton emails reveals donors to the foundation seeking special government favors when she was secretary of state. In … Read More

Ugh! More Damn Emails!

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I don’t care, but everyone else will: The FBI uncovered nearly 15,000 more emails and materials sent to or from Hillary Clinton as part of the agency’s investigation into her use of private email at the State Department. The documents were not among the 30,000 work-related emails turned over to the State Department by her attorneys in December 2014. The … Read More