Rice Confirms Powell’s Recollection


Chuck Ross has a post over at The Daily Caller reporting that Condoleezza Rice confirms Colin Powell’s recollection of the email advice he gave Hillary Clinton at a 2009 dinner party. The party was gathering of former Secretaries of State at the Madeleine Albright’s home.  Powell has complained that Clinton is trying to pin her sloppy practices on his advice.

Powell’s email practices were quite different than Clinton’s. He used an AOL account while Clinton paid a State Department employee under the table to manage her email system, which involved a personal account and a private server.

Powell also says he used the State Department’s classified system to send and receive emails with classified information. Clinton declined to use that system, even though she was provided with an account on it. Instead, she sent and received all of her emails from her personal, non-government BlackBerry.

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Who to Vote Against?


I don’t see anyone to vote for among the nominees for President this year (even among the minor parties). Of course, being in Maryland, my vote doesn’t really count. The state is so heavily Democrat that if the election were close enough for my vote against Hillary to matter, the national election will be a 48- or 49-state blowout. In that case, Maryland’s electoral votes wouldn’t matter, so pushing the state one way or the other won’t really swing the election.

Those of you living in the swing states will have to do the choosing this year. One of the likely differences between the candidates is how they will handle Supreme Court appointments. Reason has collected a series of comments worth reading. FWIW, I tend to agree with Glenn Reynolds’ analysis.

The future of the Supreme Court under Hillary is clearly dreadful: appointees would be to the left of Ruth Bader Ginsburg and probably corrupt to boot. Under Trump it’s unclear: His list of potential appointees actually looked pretty good, but with Trump you never know what he’ll actually do. So I’d say it’s a choice between certainly awful, and possibly awful.

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A Real Consequence of Hacked Email


Over at PJ Media, Richard Fernandez has an excellent analysis of one of the real consequences of Hillary Clinton’s irresponsible email habits.

Years ago the Hillary campaign boasted that when the 3 o’clock in the morning phone call came, Hillary would be ready. What she’ll be ready for, she didn’t say. Now the chances are that when the phone rings at 3:00 a.m., it will be Putin calling her on her private line, on the number she never gave him.

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