Raisin’ Kaine to the highest office in the land
Is all of this a charade to make Tim Kaine president? The evidence of how much that goes on is make-believe to fool the rubes is now massive. This is B-grade movie plot, but does fit the facts.
From the start, the selection of Tim Kaine was a curiosity since he is 100% from the Obama side of the Democratic Party and Hillary would never under ordinary circumstances have picked one of Obama’s closest associates. As in:
Kaine held the key fundraising position of Democratic National Committee chairman during the entire run-up to Obamacare’s passage, as the Democrats passed that unpopular 2,400 page legislation without a single Republican vote. But Kaine’s ties to Obama go back further. In November of 2005, during Obama’s first year in the Senate, Obama campaigned for Kaine in the Virginia gubernatorial race. Just over a year later, in February of 2007—as the Los Angeles Times reports—Kaine became the first statewide elected Democrat outside of Illinois to support Obama’s presidential bid against the Democratic heir apparent, Hillary Clinton.
The Clintons are not exactly known for their short memories. So how is it that someone who was among the first to break ranks with Hillary in 2007 was rewarded with the top prize that she could grant in 2016? Could it be that Clinton decided that the largely unknown Kaine was such a big political asset that she should let bygones by bygones? Or could it be that Clinton, who has tied herself to Obama and is highly dependent on his help in turning out the Democratic base, was told whom to pick?
Or could it be that Obama had the ability to short circuit any presidential ambitions Hillary might have had by getting the Department of Justice and Loretta Lynch to prosecute for unambiguous violations of national security laws that forbid government officials to use private email servers, which still comes down to whether she was told whom to pick.
Comey the first time round did nothing, against all of the evidence and the clear views of the rest of the FBI. So she owed Obama to no end, if for nothing else, for keeping her out of jail, since if Lynch (ie Obama) had said indict, indicted she most surely would have been. This time round, however, Comey has raised the possibility of prosecution. But more importantly, Obama has not condemned Comey for raising these issues now.
Earnest [Obama’s press secretary] did reiterate that President Barack Obama thinks Comey is a man of “integrity” who didn’t do anything to “intentionally” influence the impending election when he offered Congress sketchy details about a new line of inquiry into the scandal over Clinton’s use of a private email server at the State Department.
Do you really think that is designed to help Hillary or to set things up to have her in jail once she wins the election.
Third, let me note how incredible it is that 650,000 emails have ended up in Weiner’s laptop, some of them highly classified and none of which he would have been sent by anyone, especially not his estranged wife, Huma Abedin. So let’s add this in to the rest:
Abedin claims to be at a loss as to how her emails got onto Anthony’s laptop. That surprise could well be genuine. . . .
Weiner’s laptop contains 650,000 emails? If he sent or received 200 emails a day, 365 days a year–a considerable number!–it would take 3,250 days, or just about nine years, to accumulate 650,000 on the laptop’s hard drive. It is not clear–to me, anyway–what would cause such a large number of emails to reside on the laptop, absent some sort of bulk downloads.
Bulk downloads, you say. Who would do it? Who could do it? Huma is out of sight and probably has no idea what took place, while Weiner is facing many years in jail for sexting an underage teenager. Whatever she may know or wish, he is likely to be highly cooperative.
Where does it come down to? That Clinton wins the election and then is forced to resign making Kaine president. My hope is that this all ends as conjecture when Trump wins the election. But if she wins, then we will see whether all of this is out there waiting to happen.