NY Times Appears to Forget Its Own Coverage As It Spotlights Comey’s Pre-Election Moves

new-york-times-hed-2013 On Saturday, the New York Times outlined their case on how FBI Director James Comey “shaped the contours, if not the outcome, of the presidential race by his handling of the Clinton and Trump-related investigations.”

The newspaper’s article detailed that their “examination…found that while partisanship was not a factor in Mr. Comey’s approach to the two investigations, he handled them in starkly different ways.”

The Times claimed that “in the case of Mrs. Clinton, he [Comey] rewrote the script, partly based on the F.B.I.’s expectation that she would win and fearing the bureau would be accused of helping her. In the case of Mr. Trump, he conducted the investigation by the book, with the F.B.I.’s traditional secrecy.”

When Director Comey reopened the Hillary Clinton’s handling of classified material, he was apparently “fearing the backlash that would come if it were revealed Continue reading "NY Times Appears to Forget Its Own Coverage As It Spotlights Comey’s Pre-Election Moves"

NY Times Concludes James Comey Gave Election to Trump, But What About The Times Itself?

James-Comey-via-C-SPANToday, the New York Times is out with a comprehensive report into how FBI Director James Comey handled investigations into both presidential candidates during the 2016 election. Their conclusion seems to be that Comey, in overreacting to Hillary Clinton’s self-inflicted wounds, effectively handed the election to Donald Trump. On the surface, the reasoning behind this thesis is rather sound. Comey made a show of reopening the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server less than two weeks before the polls closed. Meanwhile, there was (and still is) an ongoing FBI investigation of whether the Trump campaign had colluded with Russia, about which Comey was completely silent. Polls clearly showed that Hillary was in command of the race before the now infamous Comey letter to Congress. I was among the many commentators who strongly believed that, before this letter, Hillary was a virtual lock to win. The data overwhelmingly suggests Continue reading "NY Times Concludes James Comey Gave Election to Trump, But What About The Times Itself?"

‘Immature, Childish, Foolish’: Ana Navarro Slams Palin, Nugent for Hillary Clinton Trolling

CNN’s Ana Navarro slammed Sarah Palin, Ted Nugent, and Kid Rock on Friday’s New Day over their razzing pose in front of the White House portrait of Hillary Clinton. “I see it as immature, childish, foolish, and to be expected from that crowd,” Navarro contended. The commentator, who voted for Mrs. Clinton (despite her past Republican affiliation), continued by underling that “one day, there’s going to be a picture of Melania Trump hanging on those walls; and a picture of Donald Trump hanging on those walls; and folks are going to go and stick their tongue out at it. And people are going to say, well, but do you remember when Sarah Palin posed in front of Hillary Clinton, making fun of her?” Navarro also emphasized that “as somebody who has been at the White House, I can tell you that you see a lot of pictures Continue reading "‘Immature, Childish, Foolish’: Ana Navarro Slams Palin, Nugent for Hillary Clinton Trolling"

‘I Wouldn’t Have Predicted It’: Valerie Jarrett Opens Up on Trump’s ‘Gut Wrenching’ Victory

Valerie Jarrett, former senior advisor to President Barack Obama, sat down with Morning Joe co-host Mika Brzezinski to discuss the recent election victory of Donald Trump and what the future holds for Obama and Democrats. Early on in the interview, Jarrett acknowledged that Election Night was “rough,” describing the win by Trump as “gut wrenching.” “But that’s our democracy and then you have to just move on and figure out how you want to continue to do what you care most about,” she added. Brzezinksi wanted to know if there was a moment when Jarrett realized that the person who was going to be the next POTUS had risen to power via the birther movement. “You know, elections have consequences,” Jarrett noted. “It’s part of why President Obama worked so hard during the campaign. And so when people show you who they are you can’t be surprised Continue reading "‘I Wouldn’t Have Predicted It’: Valerie Jarrett Opens Up on Trump’s ‘Gut Wrenching’ Victory"

Sen. Tom Cotton: You Can Trust Trump on Tax Returns Because He ‘Puts His Name on Buildings’

Senator Tom Cotton is a trusting man! During a town hall meeting with his constituents, the senator from Arkansas gave a befuddling response when they wanted to talk about Donald Trump‘s tax returns. Generations of presidents have released returns with no fuss. Trump, however, has been withholding his from the pubic for over a year. The majority of Americans want to see them and thousands protested in the streets for it Saturday. “As far as I’m aware, he’s still under audit,” said Cotton. That led to boos because, of course, the audit doesn’t actually prevent him from releasing the returns. After saying something about how Hillary Clinton lost in spite of releasing her returns, Cotton announced that, “It doesn’t Continue reading "Sen. Tom Cotton: You Can Trust Trump on Tax Returns Because He ‘Puts His Name on Buildings’"

‘Mr. President, I’m Sorry’: New Book Reveals Clinton Campaign Loss, Her Reaction, and More

Journalists Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes have been attracting major media attention recently due to the release of their new book, Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign. The autopsy on the Democratic candidate’s 2016 campaign has unveiled several interesting tidbits, some of which show that insiders always knew Clinton’s presidential bid was rife with disaster. Beyond outside factors like Russia’s potential interference and James Comey‘s letter to Congress, the book indicates that the Clinton campaign crippled itself by through a combination of unenforced errors, cockiness, and ignoring critical warning signs. The book also describes how Clinton couldn’t untangle herself from her past as a controversial insider politician, and she couldn’t up with an effective platform to counter Donald Trump. Allen and Parnes appeared Tuesday morning on Fox & Friends, where they discussed how the Clinton Campaign reacted to their failure as the results came in on Election Night.
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Jake Tapper: Doesn’t Seem That Hillary Clinton Has Done Enough ‘Introspection’ on 2016 Loss

CNN’s Jake Tapper observed this afternoon that it doesn’t look like Hillary Clinton has done much introspection on why she lost the 2016 race. Last week Clinton opened up about her loss and brought up “the combination of the Comey letter” and Wikileaks, saying that Putin wanted to spread “distrust and confusion.” The 2016 candidate also said that misogyny “played a role.” Kirsten Powers observed, “Never in this equation is Hillary Clinton to blame for anything.” She said there were certainly outside factors that led to her loss, but there were also a lot of problems within the campaign. Tapper made this observation:
“There’s a whole list of reasons why she didn’t win. But she doesn’t seem to have done enough introspection… when it comes to––you know, Putin didn’t tell you don’t go to Wisconsin, James Comey didn’t tell you [to] call Continue reading "Jake Tapper: Doesn’t Seem That Hillary Clinton Has Done Enough ‘Introspection’ on 2016 Loss"