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Tag: Hillary Clinton

Robert Mueller’s Probe Is Key to Exposing Trump’s Abuse of Power


Without the investigation—and how it is forcing the president to play defense—the Trump agenda might be closer to full realization.

Posted on Jul 24, 2017 READ MORE
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U.S. Intelligence Veterans Believe the ‘Russian Hack’ of DNC Computers May Have Been an Inside Job


In a memo to President Trump, former U.S. intelligence officers cite forensic studies that indicate data was leaked (not hacked) by a DNC insider, then doctored to incriminate Russia.

Posted on Jul 24, 2017 READ MORE

Forget Russia. The Damage to American Democracy Is ‘Homegrown and Self-Actualized.’


Media critic Norman Solomon says the Democratic Party’s Russia fixation—and blaming Vladimir Putin for everything that went wrong in 2016—ignores vital messaging on important issues.

Posted on Jul 19, 2017 READ MORE

Hillary Clinton Is Losing Popularity Among Those Who Voted for Her, New Poll Shows


The sentiment of Clinton voters is said to reflect Democratic politicians’ angst about how to position themselves for 2018.

Posted on Jul 19, 2017 READ MORE

Remembering Hillary Clinton Team’s Russian ‘Steele Dossier’ on Donald Trump


The Russiagate furor over Donald Trump Jr. all but forgets that Clinton supporters paid an ex-British spy to dig up dirt on Trump Sr. inside Russia, then hawked the report to news media.

Posted on Jul 13, 2017 READ MORE

The Democratic Party Is Such a Mess—What to Do, What to Do?


A CliffsNotes version of arguments by 10 expert analysts and pundits, with a wide range of perspectives.

Posted on Jul 12, 2017 READ MORE

How Do You Solve a Problem Like Don Jr.? (Video)


Given that the many takes on Donald Trump Jr.’s extracurricular campaign activities range from garden-variety “opposition research” to “treason,” arriving at a reasonable conclusion without spinning out is no small feat.

Posted on Jul 12, 2017 READ MORE

The Notion That White Workers Elected Trump Is a Myth That Suits the Ruling Class


Saying he was put into office by blue-collar voters serves the interests of top Democrats, Republicans, the dominant media and the big-business elite.

Posted on Jul 7, 2017 READ MORE

Trump’s Man With a Plan ... to Suppress the Vote Nationwide


Kris Kobach, Kansas’ anti-immigrant secretary of state, is the operational leader of the president’s newly launched commission to investigate fraudulent voting.

Posted on Jul 5, 2017 READ MORE

A Rising Tide of Alarmist Assumptions About Russia in Hacking Inquiries


Cyber-criminal efforts to hack into U.S. government databases are epidemic, and this ugly reality is being exploited to foist blame on the Kremlin and fuel hysteria.

Posted on Jul 4, 2017 READ MORE

How Hillary Clinton’s Goldman Sachs Speeches Cost Her the 2016 Election


Between April 2013 and March 2015, she gave 91 paid speeches averaging $235,000 apiece, for a total of $21,648,000. This excerpt from “How I Lost” spotlights three of those talks.

Posted on Jul 3, 2017 READ MORE

The New York Times Retracts a ‘Russiagate’ Canard


The Times belatedly rejects the much-repeated claim that all 17 U.S. intelligence agencies agreed that Russia hacked into and distributed Democratic Party emails.

Posted on Jun 29, 2017 READ MORE

Robert Parry Wins 2017 Martha Gellhorn Prize for Journalism


The veteran investigative reporter and founder of Consortiumnews.com is honored for a career of truth-telling and dissidence.

Posted on Jun 28, 2017 READ MORE

Hillary Clinton and the Fear of War With Russia


The candidate railed against Russian involvement in Syria, and for many this raised the threat that a Clinton presidency might lead to armed conflict with the second-largest nuclear power .

Posted on Jun 28, 2017 READ MORE

We Need to Understand What Happened on Election Night, and Fast


The first thing that occurred to me when the reality of a Trump presidency became apparent was, “How am I going to explain this to my 9-year-old?” [This is a repost of an article for which Sonali Kolhatkar was honored Sunday by the Los Angeles Press Club.]

Posted on Jun 27, 2017 READ MORE

‘Russiagate’ May Be Collapsing as a Political Strategy


Democrats in Congress and other party leaders are starting to face an emerging reality: The “winning issue” of Russia is a losing issue.

Posted on Jun 27, 2017 READ MORE

For the Left, Trump’s Obstruction Probe Is a Call to Action


Robert Mueller’s investigation is about more than ousting the president. It’s about respecting democratic institutions and protecting constitutional norms.

Posted on Jun 26, 2017 READ MORE

At Least Seven States Have Prison Inmates Working in Governors’ Mansions and Capitol Buildings


The 13th Amendment provides a loophole that allows for the legality of unpaid prison labor, which is sometimes called “modern-day slavery.”

Posted on Jun 24, 2017 READ MORE

Why Is the Corporate Media So Hostile Toward Bernie Sanders?


As the battle for the future of the Democratic Party gets underway, the top echelons of the corporate press promote the Clinton wing while denigrating that of the Vermont senator.

Posted on Jun 20, 2017 READ MORE

Democrats Have a Bigger Problem Than Jill Stein


The Green Party’s 2016 presidential nominee has been popping up in headlines again, drawing renewed ire from Democrats for her role in the election.

Posted on Jun 20, 2017 READ MORE

NBC’s Megyn Kelly Pushes Intelligence Groupthink in Vladimir Putin Interview


The journalist says all “17 intelligence agencies” of the U.S. government agreed on Russian guilt in alleged 2016 election hacking. Former intelligence officials claim that statement is incorrect, but it keeps getting repeated.

Posted on Jun 13, 2017 READ MORE

As His Defenses to Obstruction Charges Fail, Donald Trump May Fall Back on Pleading the Fifth


It could be the president’s only option if he ends up entangled by his own incriminating statements, and by evidence from others.

Posted on Jun 12, 2017 READ MORE

How a Washington Post Columnist Whitewashes Saudi Arabia’s Actions


The United Arab Emirates ambassador to the U.S. heaps praise on work by journalist David Ignatius and uses the media to push for war.

Posted on Jun 12, 2017 READ MORE

A Pack of Excuses and the ‘17 Intelligence Agencies’ Falsehood


Hillary Clinton and other Democrats are playing a deceptive blame game to assess the 2016 election and alleged Russian hacking.

Posted on Jun 7, 2017 READ MORE

Trump’s Allies Plan to Treat Comey Like a Political Opponent


The stakes for Thursday’s hearing are regarded as being nearly as high as those surrounding the “Access Hollywood” Trump tape crisis.

Posted on Jun 7, 2017 READ MORE

‘Russiagate’: When Progressives Sound Like Demagogues


The desire to resist President Trump has many people blaming our political predicament more on a foreign “enemy” than on powerful corporate forces at home.

Posted on Jun 5, 2017 READ MORE

50 Years After the Six-Day War: How to Make Peace in the Holy Land


Here is a direct, doable guide to help counteract today’s dire realities and bring substantive change to the region.

Posted on Jun 4, 2017 READ MORE

Is Hillary Clinton About to Destroy the Democratic Party?


The 2016 presidential candidate is doing more harm than anyone imagined; a journalist delves into how the Bible Belt “lost God and found Trump”; and Bernie Sanders’ U.K. speaking tour is yielding interesting results.

Posted on Jun 4, 2017 READ MORE

Hillary Clinton: ‘I Take Responsibility for Every Decision I Made, but That’s Not Why I Lost’

The 2016 Democratic Party presidential nominee speaks at the annual Code Conference in California and discusses the lessons she learned from the election.

Posted on May 31, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Donald Trump Is Now in Sync With U.S. Imperial Policy in Syria


The United States has countered the Syrian-Russian-Iranian-Turkish de-escalation with a major escalation: “no-go” zones.

Posted on May 30, 2017 READ MORE

Has the U.S. Intelligence Community’s Assessment of ‘Russiagate’ Been Politicized?


Information from President Obama’s intelligence chiefs raises new doubts about a Jan. 6 report and its allegation that Russia “hacked” the 2016 election.

Posted on May 23, 2017 READ MORE

Will Russiagate Hysteria Lead to an American ‘Soft Coup’?


Many Trump-haters see the investigation as the likeliest means to impeachment—an end they think desirable even if it plays into the hands of neocons and other warmongers.

Posted on May 15, 2017 READ MORE

The Problems With the FBI’s Email Investigation Went Well Beyond Comey


Previously unreported judgments and misjudgments by FBI agents played a crucial role in the agency director’s fateful decisions.

Posted on May 12, 2017 READ MORE

Obama and Trump Could Both Be Considered Guilty of War Crimes


A group of Obama White House lawyers—who defended the U.S. bombing of Libya, drone wars and the “proxy” war against Syria—is suing Trump for failing to legally justify his attack on a Syrian air base.

Posted on May 11, 2017 READ MORE

Glenn Greenwald on ‘Shocking’ Comey Dismissal

In a new five-part interview on Democracy Now!, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist also discusses the need for an independent investigation into the 2016 election and the future of U.S.-Russia relations.

Posted on May 11, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Firing of James Comey May Fuel Donald Trump’s ‘Deep State’ Troubles


The president and his advisers hoped that the dismissal of the FBI director would end their “Russiagate” ordeal, but it might have only fanned the flames.

Posted on May 11, 2017 READ MORE

FBI Chief James Comey Was Fired Days After Reportedly Seeking Resources for Russia Investigation


New reports indicate that Comey, removed by President Trump on Tuesday, was pursuing resources to investigate Russian influence on the 2016 election. Updated.

Posted on May 10, 2017 READ MORE

Official Washington Has Turned Michael Flynn Into Road Kill


The former national security adviser’s case is a disturbing example of how politicized law enforcement can destroy a U.S. citizen’s life in today’s new McCarthyism.

Posted on May 9, 2017 READ MORE

From Bill Maher to Sigmund Freud: A Very Unfunny Look at the Enduring Politics of Hate


Freud’s insights—from his writings and exchanges with Albert Einstein more than eight decades ago—offer a crucial perspective into America’s current political crisis.

Posted on May 8, 2017 READ MORE

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Hillary Clinton Does Not Belong in the Anti-Trump Resistance Movement


The Democratic presidential contender is back in public view, claiming she’s part of the “resistance”—but it’s just another selling point she and establishment Democrats are pushing.

Posted on May 4, 2017 READ MORE

How ‘Russiagate’ Got So Much Momentum


“The Russians did it” has become the Democratic Party’s go-to excuse to avoid confronting Hillary Clinton’s lack of voter appeal in the 2016 election and how the party lost touch with average Americans.

Posted on May 1, 2017 READ MORE

Donald Trump Is on Course to Be One of the Worst Presidents in U.S. History


Trump had a chance for a transformational presidency, but his decisions in his first 100 days in office have put him on an almost irreversible path to failure.

Posted on May 1, 2017 READ MORE

Former President Obama Has a New Job: Control the Official Narrative of American Exceptionalism


Barack Obama now must protect the ruling class, the empire and his role in maintaining the empire: his legacy.

Posted on Apr 28, 2017 READ MORE

Israel Has Interfered More in U.S. Politics Than Russia, but Don’t Expect a Probe of Israelgate


As Official Washington fumes over Russiagate, Israel’s more significant political-influence-and-propaganda campaigns are ignored.

Posted on Apr 27, 2017 READ MORE

American Imperialism Leads the World Into Dante’s Vision of Hell


This four-part series called “Universal Empire” examines the current stage of the neocon takeover of American policy that began after World War II.

Posted on Apr 24, 2017 READ MORE

The Cost of Russiagate (Audio)

Blaming Russia for interference in the U.S. election has prevented the Democratic Party from examining what it did wrong. Consortium News Editor Robert Parry explains how this happened.

Posted on Apr 21, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Blaming Russia Helps Democratic Party’s Anti-Bernie Elites Maintain Power


Rather than pursuing an independent investigation into the 2016 election, the Democratic establishment has used hyperbole to block Bernie Sanders and progressives from pulling away from Wall Street.

Posted on Apr 20, 2017 READ MORE

After 2016’s Losses, Elizabeth Warren Tells Democrats: ‘Shame On Us’


The story the Massachusetts senator tells about the election and America’s anxieties is curiously one-dimensional.

Posted on Apr 19, 2017 READ MORE

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