Editorial: What this Election Means to America

By Political Arena Editor Chuck Norton

iceberg-w-quoteIf you are reading this editorial you are likely one of the 43% of voters who bothers to look below the surface and not simply accept the narrative from the evening news and the local paper. You know that many  of the accusations levied against Donald J. Trump in the elite media are either greatly exaggerated or flat out false.

If you doubt that, have you noticed that not a single person that Donald Trump has worked with, not a single employee past or present, has a bad thing to say about him? Think about what a miraculous accomplishment that is. How many of us have had a bad boss and told people about it?

That said, I am confident that we can all agree that Trump has flaws and has led a flamboyant life. Donald Trump’s very public life is filled with hills and valleys.

Why is Donald Trump even running for President of the United States? He is 70 years old and has all the power and money in the world.

As years goes by, we are reminded of the passage of time, our own human mortality, and with that we are forced to come to terms with the presence of time. Then it happens. There comes a time in a mans life where the only thing that really matters to him is the world his grandchildren grow up in. Such a man, becomes very dangerous to a status quo that is failing America in a big way.

Think for a moment and ask yourself, since Bush 41, Clinton, Bush 43, Obama and now Hillary – is there really that much policy difference between them? So in near lock step are they the Bush and Clinton Foundations have given each other awards banquets for good public service. We have trillions more in debt and what have we to show for it other than a donor class that has gotten very wealthy off of our federal money?

The evidence is abundant, for those willing to take the short time required to find it, that big money interests have captured the Democratic Party from stem to stern. They also have their claws deep into the Republican congressional leadership. This is why there is a civil war in the Republican Party as grass roots party leaders have declared war on the corrupt national leadership, which is funded in part by the same people who fund the Democrats.

So who is going to fix it? Jeb? John Kasich? And while Ted Cruz is a capable man, he cannot fight this battle in the culture like Donald Trump can.

Donald, as a civilian candidate, had his share of gaff’s until he got up to speed on policy and what it means to be “presidential” – but this is what presidential campaigns are for. The campaign is a trial and a maturing process. In our view, Donald has risen to the challenge.

This very writer has read Donald Trump’s  book long before he got into politics. To say that the guy is capable is perhaps the understatement of the century as “under budget and ahead of schedule” is pretty much the story of his life.

Trump literally owns hundreds of companies of which only a few have failed. Although at times he speaks a bit like a ruffian, his life accomplishments show him to be a genius with a flare for the highly creative. He truly understands leadership and how to get things done.

On policy we could author a book on how Trump is spot on about trade policy, common core, VA reform, a code of federal regulations that is 176,000 pages long, corporate inversions, and and insane tax code that puts domestic business at a terrible disadvantage That said, Hillary Clinton has no intention of taking on such problems. Her donors simply won’t have it.

Always remember that elections are less about the man, than they are about the policy which affects you and I on a day to day basis. If you have a nice living and have your nest egg, you can afford to vote for Hillary Clinton. If you are one of the 95 million Americans not in the work force you need a change and you need it with the fierce urgency of now.

Thanks to the wonders of the internet the evidence, not simply conjecture or wishful thinking, but evidence, is quite literally at your fingertips, that the Clinton’s are a criminal enterprise who are not fit to serve.

Several concerns about the Clinton’s are worth mentioning one last time. As Secretary of State she signed off on giving uranium to the Russians after they gave her foundation money. In fact Hillary signed off on weapons deals for 18 countries, but only after they donated to the Clinton Foundation….and in turn, the Clinton Foundation pays the Clinton’s hundreds of thousands of dollars per speech at events.

The weapons deals include a million dollar donation to the Clinton Foundation from Qatar, who her own State Department criticized as a serial human rights abuser. How much blood will be spilled as a result of all of these weapons deals? The very thought of it is simply horrifying.

Ask yourself aloud, how it is that the Clinton’s became $131,000,000 richer in a single term as Secretary of State?

Democrat pundits on television will tell you “the email thing is BS.” Quite the contrary it is deadly serious and here is why.

In spite of the fact that we are literally talking about hundreds of thousands of violations of the Federal Records Act. We are also talking about, with her mishandling of classified material, at hundreds of violations of the Espionage Act.

Hillary Clinton revealed classified to above Top Secret places, persons and methodology in her emails and it is likely that a CIA asset in Iran was executed as a result.

Press reports tell us that her illegal private server was hacked at least five times. That could mean that foreign countries have blackmail material on the possible next President of these United States.

Lastly, as a result of her own leaked campaign emails, it was revealed that CNN somehow provided debate questions to Hillary in advance during her primary battle with Bernie Sanders. Let that be the last straw that closes the book on the Clinton political legacy.

Dilbert Creator Scott Adams Changes Endorsement for Trump. Cites Hillary Campaign Hiring of Violent Thugs (video)

Famed Dilbert creator Scott Adams changes his endorsement from Hillary Clinton to Donald Trump:

Hillary’s campaign and the DNC paid thugs to go to Trump events, start violence and then say that they supported Bernie Sanders. The planning of it all was captured on video.

In the video you see top DNC operatives like Scott Foval, Deputy Director of People for the American Way, a DNC think tank, and Bob Creamer, husband of Congressman Jan Schakowsky (D-ILL). Bob Creamer visited the White House 339 times and is all over the Clinton Campaign emails revealed by WikiLeaks. Said emails also reveal how the violence was planned.

Watch the video and see the undeniable evidence for yourself HERE: Undercover Video: Violent Thugs & Agitators On Hillary’s Payroll, Paid to Blame Bernie.

How the Obama DoJ Thwarted the FBI Investigation of Hillary’s Crimes

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I have a question for you. Keeping in mind ethics rules and laws about conflicts of interest:

1 – What if a certain lawyer who represented largest tax cheat in history, billionaire Marc Rich, saw to it that the Clintons were given large contributions in exchange for giving Rich a pardon on Bill Clinton’s last day in office?

2 – What if that same lawyer represented and defended John Podesta, who was Bill Clinton’s Chief of Staff, and is also Hillary’s campaign chairman and kept him out of jail when he was investigated for crimes? Podesta even bragged about how said lawyer saved him from prison. Indeed what if said lawyer became one of John Podesta’s closest friends?

3 – What if that same lawyer, was then appointed Assistant Attorney General of the United States?

4 – What if this same lawyer was put in charge of investigating the illegal IRS targeting of conservative groups and after evidence destroyed, and subpoenas violated, and the IRS top brass plead the 5th, simply decided that no one did anything wrong?

5 – What if the same lawyer, used his position to collude with the Clintons on investigations by  Congress and the State Department Inspector General?

6 – What if that same lawyer was assigned to oversee the FBI investigation of Hillary Clinton and then used his position to deny the FBI access to a Grand Jury?

7 – What if this same lawyer, after the FBI reopened the investigation because of Anthony Weiner and Huma Abedin hiding aforementioned illegal emails on their home computer under a folder marked “Life Insurance,” wrote a letter to Democrats in Congress assuring them that it would be “over” quickly and efficiently?

That one lawyer is Peter Kadzik and if you ask any Democrat they are certain to tell you that all of this was just a mere coincidence. What do you think?

Prager University: Things to think about before you cast your vote (video)

Short, five minute long videos to help get you informed on key issues.

Can YOU trust the press?

Why do American companies leave America?
This is the double taxation that Donald Trump wants to end.

The dark art of political intimidation.
It goes on much, much more than you know.

Germany: New Refugees Commit Nearly 24,000 Crimes Per Month.

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To put it in perspective Germany is only half the size of Texas.

We are back to the UK papers because American news would not dare to report this.

UK Daily Mail:

Migrants in Germany have committed 142,500 crimes in just six months, police figures have revealed

This was the equivalent of 780 crimes a day – an increase of nearly 40 percent over 2015, according to data from Germany’s Federal Criminal Police Office

It comes as German chancellor Angela Merkel remains under pressure over her open-door policy on immigration amid concerns over how to integrate 900,000 newcomers who arrived last year.

According to the Gatestone Institute, an international policy council, police in some parts of the country fear they are being stretched to the limit amid climbing crime figures.

Their report said: ‘During the first six months of 2016, migrants committed 142,500 crimes, according to the Federal Criminal Police Office. This is equivalent to 780 crimes committed by migrants every day, an increase of nearly 40 per cent over 2015. The data includes only those crimes in which a suspect has been caught.

‘Migrant crime statistics for all of 2016, when they become available, are likely to show a significant increase over the 2015 numbers. One reason for this is that thousands of migrants who entered the country as ‘asylum seekers’ or ‘refugees’ have gone missing.’

 

Summary of FBI Report on Hillary Clinton’s Illegal Email Servers via Sharyl Attkisson

After reading this is it reasonable to say that there was no intent, no cover-up and no attempt to obstruct justice? Much of this was destroyed AFTER it was under subpoena.

Sharyl Attkisson is retired veteran journalist from CBS News:

The Takeaways. The Players. The Timeline.

The Takeaways

The FBI could not review all of the Hillary Clinton emails under investigation because:

  • The Clintons’ Apple personal server used for Hillary Clinton work email could not be located for the FBI to examine.
  • An Apple MacBook laptop and thumb drive that contained Hillary Clinton email archives were lost, and the FBI couldn’t examine them.
  • 2 BlackBerry devices provided to FBI didn’t have their SIM or SD data cards.
  • 13 Hillary Clinton personal mobile devices were lost, discarded or destroyed. Therefore, the FBI couldn’t examine them.
  • Various server backups were deleted over time, so the FBI couldn’t examine them.
  • After State Dept. notified Hillary Clinton her records would be sought by House Benghazi Committee, copies of her email on the laptops of her attorneys Cheryl Mills and Heather Samuelson were wiped with BleachBit, and the FBI couldn’t review them.
  • After her emails were subpoenaed, Hillary Clinton’s email archive was also permanently deleted from her then-server “PRN” with BleachBit, and the FBI couldn’t review it.
  • Also after the subpoena, backups of the PRN server were manually deleted.

Even though the FBI did not have a complete record of Hillary Clinton’s emails on three unclassified personal servers, it found:

  • 2,093 emails State Dept. currently classifies as Confidential or Secret. (State Dept. did not address what their classification was at the time they were sent.)
  • 193 emails (81 separate email conversations) that were classified at the time they were sent, ranging from “Confidential” to “Top Secret/Special Access Program.”
  • 68 of the 81 email chains remain classified today.
  • 8 were Top Secret.
  • 37 were Secret.
  • 36 were Confidential.
  • 7 were Special Access Program.
  • 3 were Sensitive Compartmentalized Information.
  • 36 were Not Releasing to Foreign Governments.
  • 2 were Releasable Only to Five Allied Partners.
  • 12 of the suspect email chains were not provided by Hillary’s attorneys. The FBI found them other ways.
  • The email chains contained classified information from 5 other agencies: CIA, DOD, FBI, NGA and NSA.Read more HERE.

FBI: No link between Trump and Russia

In short, Hillary likely knew better.

We also know from emails released by WikiLeaks that the Clinton campaign plot to smear Trump with the Russian ties allegation went as far back as April.

The source on the FBI investigation is the New York Times who has sided with Hillary Clinton unreservedly.

The Hill:

Amid multiple reports drawing different connections between Donald Trump‘s campaign and Russia Monday night, The New York Times reported that FBI officials’ investigations of the GOP presidential nominee have yet to confirm any ties.

FBI officials said their investigations have yet to find a connection between the GOP presidential nominee and Russia.

The bureau has been investigating the Russian government’s role in the U.S. presidential election. But the FBI believes that the country was likely trying to disrupt the overall race and not trying boost Trump’s chance of getting elected.

CNN & Washington Post asked Democrat Party to write negative talking points to use against Trump and Cruz.

We have been cataloging the collusion between many dozens of members of the elite media with the Clinton Campaign, including reporters submitting their work for approval, CNN leaking debate questions to Hillary in advance, debate moderators coordinating with the Clinton campaign and the list goes on, but this one maybe the biggest one of all as the collusion goes on for some time as revealed by DNC emails made public by WikiLeaks.

Notice that the UK Daily Mail is reporting this in a big way, but the American elite media is near mum.

UK Daily Mail:

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Among the batch of 8,263 emails released on Sunday night, one shows that staff working for the network hosts asked DNC staffers what questions they should put to the Republican candidate.

They also asked for advice when it came to an appearance from former candidate, Ted Cruz.

An email dated April 28 entitled ‘Cruz on CNN’ reads ‘CNN is looking for questions. Please send some topical/interesting ones.’

That email was sent from DNC research director Lauren Dillon to other officials and staffers.

Days before that, on April 25 she asked for questions from officials and staffers for an interview that CNN’s Wolf Blitzer would be conducting with Trump.

See the emails and more HERE.

Thank you UK Daily Mail.

Hillary’s top IT official pleads the 5th Amendment 90 times….

..but there is nothing to see here. Move on.

CNS News:

The former top IT official to then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, pleaded the 5th Amendment against self-incrimination – 90 times —  in a federal court-ordered deposition on Oct. 24.

John Bentel, the former Director of Information Resource Management of the Executive Secretariat, the office that handles information technology for the Office of the Secretary of State, was ordered by U.S. District Court Judge Emmet G. Sullivan to answer questions under oath to the lawyers at the government watchdog group Judicial Watch.

In his Aug. 19 order, Judge Sullivan wrote, “The Court is persuaded that Mr. Bentel should be deposed because the record in this case appears to contradict his sworn testimony before the [House Select] Benghazi Committee…. Specifically, Mr. Bentel testified that he was not aware that Secretary Clinton’s email account was housed on a private server until media reports in 2015…. However, several emails indicate Mr. Bentel knew about the private server as early as 2009.”

During his deposition on Monday, Bentel was asked such questions as whether Hillary Clinton was “paying his legal fees, offered him employment, or other financial incentives,” said Judicial Watch in a press release. There were over 90 questions and Bentel answered, “On advice from my legal counsel, I decline to answer the question and I invoke my Fifth Amendment rights.”

 

Just how Top Secret was the data Hillary mishandled? Inspector General for the Director of National Intelligence explains (video)

Hillary put above Top Secret information on her illegal private server that was hacked multiple times.

Charles McCullough, the Deputy Inspector General at Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) testified that the emails were TOO TOP SECRET even for Congress to see. The Deputy Inspector General didn’t even have the security clearance to see those emails. He couldn’t even tell Congress the name of the agency that the emails came from.

Watch the video:

Retired DIA and State Department career employee Greg Davis posted on his Facebook page:

Here’s a conundrum.

Hillary’s “negligence” allowed the dissemination of the most sensitive Intelligence material — i.e., Sources and Methods of Human Intelligence, Signals Intelligence, Imagery Intelligence, and Electronic Intelligence to an unlimited number of unidentified, uncleared individuals and groups — including our enemies — around the world. By now, that would include thousands of unauthorized recipients.
The Intelligence information falls into a dual category;

1) It is ORCON [Originator Controlled] meaning the parent agency solely determines who should have access on a NEED TO KNOW basis; And

2) It is SCI [Sensitive Compartmented Intelligence] which is accessible to a very limited audience.

This is Intelligence information So Sensitive that not even staff members of THE DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE were aware of its existence, much less its content.

But, now, it is in the hands of thousands of unauthorized people, and the disclosure of the Sources and Methods of this Intelligence puts both Intelligence programs AND personnel at risk.

The conundrum is that the Committee members who have to pass judgment on Hillary’s criminal activity can’t be cleared for access to this information in the tim available — even though the SCI/ORCON material is now ostensibly in the Public Domain.

This breach by Hillary is perhaps the most serious in the history of US national security.

Clinton Campaign Lawyer told Hillary not to run. Party Suicide. Who told Hillary to use illegal email server should be drawn & quartered!

In a near panicked tone emails between top Hillary campaign staffers such as campaign chair John Podesta, domestic policy adviser Neera Tanden and campaign attorney Cheryl Mills show just how concerned they were about Hillary’s illegal activities.

They go on to day that who ever told Hillary she could use a private server should be drawn & quartered, that this is party suicide and maybe Cheryl Mills was right in saying that Hillary should not run for president. John Podesta responds with, “lets see what the polls say”…maybe they can get away with it.

Read the email for yourself via WikiLeaks:

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Clinton emails show in March 2015 campaign knew Hillary’s secret email server violated federal law, knew Obama was using it. “Dump those emails!”

The emails linked below are from Hillary’s campaign staff from March 2, 2015 to March 8, 2015, when the campaign first became aware that the press corps knew of Hillary’s secret server.

The emails reveal that the staff knew of the illegal server and so did her lawyers. They show that President Obama did not learn of the server in “news accounts” as he claimed, but rather, as we wrote back in September, he was using it.

Emails even show the staff mentioning the Federal Records Act. In one email Hillary’s campaign chair John Podesta says to campaign attorney Cheryl Mills, “we are going to have to dump all those emails so better to do so sooner than later.”

And FBI Director James Comey said that they had no intent to break the law….Really?

March 2, 2015 Email – Dump em!:

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March 8th,  2015 Email – “Suggest Philippe talk to Josh or Eric. They know POTUS and HRC emailed”:

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UPDATE –  UPI News reports that Obama claimed Executive Privilege in stopping the release of some of the emails on Hillary’s illegal private server. Executive Privilege means that the Presidents communications with underlings can be kept from the public. This is a public admission that Obama was using Hillary’s email server himself.

March 8, 2015 Email – Discussion of press questions and the Federal Records Act:

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