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Hillary Confidante Huma Abedin is Entangled in Email Scandal – Now a Judge Gives Her Bad News

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This is from Independent Journal Review.

I think Huma Abedin may become the next Vince Foster.

Following the release of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s personal emails, the State Department has agreed to process for public release more than 29,000 pages of emails sent and received by longtime Clinton aide Huma Abedin between 2009 and 2013.

According to POLITICO, Monday’s ruling comes after the conservative non-profit Judicial Watch sued the State Department for access to Abedin’s emails.

The decision by U.S. District Court Judge Beryl Howell reads:

“The parties have agreed that State will produce to Judicial Watch responsive, nonexempt records from within the recently received documents, excluding news clippings/briefings contained therein.”

The release of Abedin’s emails could also have a lasting impact on Clinton’s presidential campaign, should she win the Democratic nomination.

The State Department will begin reviewing Abedin’s emails on March 1st, one month after it finishes releasing all 55,000 pages of emails from Clinton’s archive.

It will then review the emails at a rate of at least 400 pages a month and disclose the releasable portion to Judicial Watch by April of 2017. However, it is unclear if all of the 29,000 pages in the archive will be reviewed during that time.

The Associated Press noted that Justice Department lawyers, who had initially not intended on releasing any of the emails from Abedin or any of the other senior Clinton staffers, had initially asked for a three-year period in which to process and release the emails.

Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton claims that the group wanted to review Abedin’s emails to ensure that all possible records related to Clinton were reviewed, telling the AP after the decision was announced that:

“Obviously, she was as close an aide as you could have had to Mrs. Clinton.

If Mrs. Clinton didn’t keep records she should have or destroyed or deleted them, maybe we can find them through Ms. Abedin. And Ms. Abedin’s activities are also controversial.”

Abedin, who is married to former New York Congressman Anthony Weiner, turned over the emails last year following the controversy over her boss’s use of a private server while running the State Department.

She was one of several senior officials during Clinton time at State who was asked to turn over any work-related messages in their personal accounts following the revelation that Clinton had only used a personal email account.

The longtime Clinton aide and personal assistant also had an official government email account for State Department work.

An attorney for Abedin, who is currently working as a senior advisor to Clinton’s presidential campaign, has not yet responded to POLITICO’s request for comment.

 

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9 Uncomfortable Questions For Hillary Clinton

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This is from The Daily Caller.

If you ever got to ask these questions you would end up dead in Fort Marcy Park like Vince Foster.

 

The media have a new favorite question for Republican presidential aspirants.

“You believe that a marriage should be between a man and a woman, but if someone in your family or in your office happens to be gay and they invite you to their wedding, would you go?” Univision’s Jorge Ramos asked 2016 GOP contender Marco Rubio Wednesday.

Since then, the question has spread like ISIS, replacing “do you believe in evolution” as the hot query for media types trying to make Republicans look like neanderthals. So far, Ted Cruz, Rick Santorum, Scott Walker and John Kasich have all been asked variations of the question. (For those keeping score, like Rubio, Kasich and Walker said they would attend — in fact, Walker said he has attended a gay marriage ceremony — while Santorum said he would not. Cruz crafted his answer to say nothing at all.)

You might complain that Ramos posed a “gotcha” question with no relevance, but if you run for president, you should be prepared to answer just about anything. Almost nothing is or should be out of bounds. The real problem is similar questions are not often asked of Democratic contenders.

When Rand Paul was recently asked about whether he believed there should be any exceptions to his anti-abortion stance, like in cases such as rape or incest, he fired back at the media for failing to ask Democrats comparable questions on social issues like abortion.

“Here’s the deal — we always seem to have the debate way over here on what are the exact details of exemptions, or when it starts,” he complained. “Why don’t we ask the DNC: Is it OK to kill a seven-pound baby in the uterus? You go back and you ask Debbie Wasserman Schultz if she’s OK with killing a seven-pound baby that is not born yet. Ask her when life begins, and you ask Debbie when it’s okay to protect life. When you get an answer from Debbie, get back to me.”

In that spirit, here are 9 uncomfortable questions for reporters to ask Hillary Clinton — that is, if she ever gets around to submitting to an interview:

1.) What would you say if your daughter came out of the closet as a born again Christian who opposes gay marriage?
2.) Should a Christian baker be forced under penalty of law to bake a cake for a Satanist wedding ceremony?

3.) Do you oppose male only golf clubs? If so, do you also oppose female only gyms, like Curves? If not, why not?

4.) What is the appropriate pay ratio for CEOs compared to their workers? Should that ratio also apply to the Hollywood actors who have donated to your campaign compared to the crew that produce their movies?

5.) Speaking of greedy CEOs, is there a level of speaking fee which we should consider rapacious? If so, is it more or less than your speaking fee of $300,000?

6.) Would you accept the endorsement of someone who helped spark an anti-Semitic riot like, say, Al Sharpton? Or do you confine your association with him just to friendly correspondence on his birthday?

7.) Do you believe that global warming is, as John Kerry has said and as you’ve intimated in the past, the greatest threat to mankind? If so, explain in detail how you sought to curb greenhouse gas emissions in your own life? Also, while president, will you set an example by grounding Air Force One?

8.) Do you think a candidate should be disqualified from running for president if they consider a former Ku Klux Klan leader as their mentor? If so, how do you justify your continued presence in the race considering you called the late Sen. Robert Byrd, who once served as a KKK recruiter, a “mentor” of yours?

9.) Do you believe that women should have the right to choose a cosmetic or sex-selective abortion?

 

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