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Fri Aug 10, 2018, 08:13 AM

AltRight comics present ..........................




There was going to be a tiger but Bevis and Butthead Trump Jr shot him.

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Response to bobsal (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 08:16 AM

1. This is why I'm not afeared of the #Resistance.

Seriously. They can't even be funny.

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Response to Da Mannn (Reply #1)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 08:54 AM

4. A dime in the juke box just for you .................

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Response to bobsal (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 08:50 AM

2. HC/DT .............................................

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Response to bobsal (Reply #2)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 10:43 AM

6. See the thing is there is evidence that Hillary broke the law

she had a server that wasn't authorized or secured and it had (without a doubt) classified information on it. There is no evidence that Trump broke the law, none,nada zilch etc.

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Response to Solesurvivor (Reply #6)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 11:53 AM

7. That's why House GOP members spent four years not finding it...

Outside servers were first authorized by the Bush administration after Sept 11 as a alternative way to communicate in case Govt servers were compromised. Cheney lost million e-mails.

When Hillary Clinton used a private server she may have used bad judgement (in my opinion piss poor judgement), she didn't break any laws.

The Emails that Dick Cheney Deleted

https://harpers.org/blog/2008/01/the-emails-that-dick-cheney-deleted/

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The White House possesses no archived e-mail messages for many of its component offices, including the Executive Office of the President and the Office of the Vice President, for hundreds of days between 2003 and 2005, according to the summary of an internal White House study that was disclosed yesterday by a congressional Democrat.
The 2005 study — whose credibility the White House attacked this week — identified 473 separate days in which no electronic messages were stored for one or more White House offices, said House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Henry A. Waxman (D-Calif.).

Waxman said he decided to release the summary after White House spokesman Tony Fratto said yesterday that there is “no evidence” that any White House e-mails from those years are missing. Fratto’s assertion “seems to be an unsubstantiated statement that has no relation to the facts they have shared with us,” Waxman said. The competing claims were the latest salvos in an escalating dispute over whether the Bush administration has complied with long-standing statutory requirements to preserve official White House records — including those reflecting potentially sensitive policy discussions — for history and in case of any future legal demands.

Waxman said he is seeking testimony on the issue at a hearing next month from White House counsel Fred F. Fielding, National Archivist Allen Weinstein and Alan R. Swendiman, the politically appointed director of the Office of Administration, which produced the 2005 study at issue.

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington has now posted a series of studies to help us zero in on just what’s missing. It will come as no surprise to most that the big offender is the man at the center of the most virulent scandals, and the missing email traffic relates just to those dates in which a federal prosecutor would have the most interest. Vice President Dick Cheney’s office destroyed its emails, in violation of the requirements of the federal records act and potentially criminal law, for the following days:




The missing Cheney emails fit a pattern that suggests intentional rather than accidental destruction. They all occur on days on which, considering contemporaneous press reports, the Vice President or his staff members were in the news and would likely have been communicating on the subjects relating to the press coverage. The most persistent themes are the outing of Valerie Plame and Cheney’s secret dealings with a group of oil and gas executives who were directly influencing national energy policy. The Empty Wheel has some excellent analysis of these points.


Bush White House email controversy
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bush_White_House_email_controversy


During the 2007 Congressional investigation of the dismissal of eight U.S. attorneys, it was discovered that administration officials had been using a private Internet domain, called gwb43.com, owned by and hosted on an email server run by the Republican National Committee, for various official communications. The domain name is an abbreviation for "George W. Bush, 43rd" President of the United States. The use of this email domain became public when it was discovered that J. Scott Jennings, the White House's deputy director of political affairs, was using a gwb43.com email address to discuss the firing of the U.S. attorney for Arkansas. Communications by federal employees were also found on georgewbush.com (registered to "Bush-Cheney '04, Inc.") and rnchq.org (registered to "Republican National Committee"). Congressional requests for administration documents while investigating the dismissals of the U.S. attorneys required the Bush administration to reveal that not all internal White House emails were available. Conducting governmental business in this manner is a possible violation of the Presidential Records Act of 1978. Over 5 million emails may have been lost. Greg Palast claims to have come up with 500 of the Karl Rove emails, leading to damaging allegations. In 2009, it was announced that as many as 22 million emails may have been lost.

The "gwb43.com" domain name was publicized by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), who sent a letter to Oversight and Government Reform Committee chairman Henry A. Waxman requesting an investigation. Waxman sent a formal warning to the RNC, advising them to retain copies of all emails sent by White House employees. According to Waxman, "in some instances, White House officials were using nongovernmental accounts specifically to avoid creating a record of the communications." The Republican National Committee claims to have erased the emails, supposedly making them unavailable for Congressional investigators.

On April 12, 2007, White House spokesman Scott Stanzel stated that White House staffers were told to use RNC accounts to "err on the side of avoiding violations of the Hatch Act, but they should also retain that information so it can be reviewed for the Presidential Records Act," and that "some employees ... have communicated about official business on those political email accounts." Stanzel also said that even though RNC policy since 2004 has been to retain all emails of White House staff with RNC accounts, the staffers had the ability to delete the email, themselves.

On December 14, 2009, CNN reported that all 22 million missing emails had been found on backup tapes, and that the Obama Administration reached a settlement with two watchdog groups who had sued to obtain the emails.
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Use by senior White House staff

According to a former White House official, Karl Rove used RNC-hosted addresses for roughly "95 percent" of his email. Rove provided email from his kr@georgewbush.com address in exhibits to the United States House Committee on the Judiciary.

White House deputy Jennifer Farley told Jack Abramoff not to use the official White House system "because it might actually limit what they can do to help us, especially since there could be lawsuits, etc." Abramoff responded, "Dammit. It was sent to Susan on her RNC pager and was not supposed to go into the WH system."
Investigations with missing emails
House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

The House Oversight committee in an interim staff report, released on June 18, 2007:

At least eighty-eight Republican National Committee email accounts were granted to senior Bush administration officials, not "just a handful" as previously reported by the White House spokesperson Dana Perino in March 2007. Her estimate was later revised to "about fifty." Officials with accounts included: Karl Rove, the President’s senior advisor; Andrew Card, the former White House Chief of Staff; Ken Mehlman, the former White House Director of Political Affairs; and many other officials in the Office of Political Affairs, the Office of Communications, and the Office of the Vice President.
The RNC has 140,216 emails sent or received by Karl Rove. Over half of these emails (75,374) were sent to or received from individuals using official ".gov" email accounts. Other users of RNC email accounts include former Director of Political Affairs Sara Taylor (66,018 emails) and Deputy Director of Political Affairs Scott Jennings (35,198 emails). These email accounts were used by White House officials for official purposes, such as communicating with federal agencies about federal appointments and policies.
Of the 88 White House officials who received RNC email accounts, the RNC has preserved no emails for 51 officials.
There is evidence that the Office of White House Counsel under Alberto Gonzales may have known that White House officials were using RNC email accounts for official business, but took no action to preserve these presidential records.
The evidence obtained by the Committee indicates that White House officials used their RNC email accounts in a manner that circumvented these requirements. At this point in the investigation, it is not possible to determine precisely how many presidential records may have been destroyed by the RNC. Given the heavy reliance by White House officials on RNC email accounts, the high rank of the White House officials involved, and the large quantity of missing emails, the potential violation of the Presidential Records Act may be extensive.

I keep wondering: have they checked that man-sized safe in Cheney’s office? Maybe he kept some copies there.

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Response to bobsal (Reply #7)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 12:27 PM

10. deflection noted

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Response to bobsal (Reply #7)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 01:00 PM

12. *Directly* on-topic, noted with thanks. (No "deflection" here. -- Ed.) (n/t)

 

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Response to bobsal (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 08:52 AM

3. What's really humorous is Rudy's defense.

He says: hey so what if trump wanted Comey to back off Flynn, you can't make trump say that he did. Why?

Cause trump would purger himself. Well OK, let's skip that one.



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Response to uncledad (Reply #3)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 11:55 AM

8. He purgers himself daily.

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Response to bobsal (Reply #8)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 12:10 PM

9. But, he has explainers...... clarifiers.... spokespersons... and the there's Rudy.

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Response to bobsal (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 10:30 AM

5. I stopped at the second pane: "Who Reports Reality? THE PRESS!"

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Response to bobsal (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 12:51 PM

11. Alt Right comics?

Funny thing, the Alt Right doesn't like Trump. They consider him a race traitor. His daughter married an Orthodox Jew and converted to Judaism. There are also pictures of him praying at the West Wall.
On policy issues, the Alt Right supports single payer, free college, restrictions on speech and press etc. They also support and ethno-state. IOW, a white version of Keith Ellison.

The term "Alt Right" was coined by Jared Taylor to put a smilie face on national socialism (as in National Socialist German Workers Party). The far left does the same thing with "democratic socialism" for Marxism. Bernie goes a around talking about social corporatist countries like Denmark and Sweden while admiring the likes of Fidel Castro and having a USSR flag in his office when he was mayor.

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