Elizabeth Warren and the Clinton Probe

Grind for October 2nd
“What a heavy burden is a name that has become too famous.”
– Voltaire


The Headline

She has a plan for that

The Grind

Thanks in part to the Trump/Biden/Ukraine controversy and a poor debate performance from Kamala Harris, progressive candidate Elizabeth Warren has managed to reach first place in two national polls.

Elizabeth Warren is a longtime senator who enjoys considerable influence despite having accomplished virtually nothing. Her detailed policy proposals make her stand out from the crowd, but her congressional resume lacks proof that she can actually implement one of her grand plans.

Like her pal Bernie Sanders, Warren supports a $15 federal minimum wage, free tuition, and Medicare for all.

If elected, Warren has promised to break up big businesses, ban foreign lobbying, and eliminate private prisons. She also wants to get rid of the Electoral College, impose limits on campaign spending, return voting rights to released felons, and require paper ballots for national elections.

The Details

Like most Democrats, Warren wants to ban assault weapons but legalize abortion and recreational marijuana. She thinks we should abolish the idea of “illegal immigration” and let everyone in.

To save the environment, she wants to ban fracking, impose government regulations for carbon emissions, and pay farmers to adopt sustainable methods.

Warren is a fierce critic of big banks who wants to use a wealth tax to create a free childcare system for poor families, cancel some student debt, and expand Social Security.

This summer, she released a proposal that would make private equity firms responsible for the debts and pensions connected to companies they buy.

“I’m fighting for an economy and a government that works for all of us, not just the wealthy and well-connected,” she tweeted in response to a CNN report claiming that Democratic donors on Wall Street would support Trump over Warren. “I’m not afraid of anonymous quotes, and wealthy donors don’t get to buy this process. I won’t back down from fighting for the big, structural change we need.”

Warren opposes big money donors and has promised not to accept money from special interest groups. Her campaign raised $19 million in Q2 (mostly through small donors).

The Trump 2020 campaign raised over $100 million during the same time period.

Never Give Up

The Headline

Trump Administration revives Clinton email probe

The Grind

Having failed to indict Hillary Clinton after an exhaustive probe into her use of a private email server during her time as Secretary of State, federal investors are now looking into emails sent by her former aides.

Over the past 18 months, investigators have reached out to 130 current and former State Department officials to inform them that emails they sent to Clinton years ago have been retroactively classified.

Maybe this time they will find the evidence they need to lock her up.

The Details

News of the intensifying email probe comes amid impeachment efforts by Democrats, who accuse Trump of attempting to solicit interference from Ukraine in the upcoming election.

Critics say the email investigation is designed to distract from the Ukraine controversy and to tarnish the reputation of Democratic foreign policy officials (including perceived political adversaries).

“It is such an obscene abuse of power and time involving so many people for so many years,” said a former White House official.

State Department officials say they are just doing their jobs.

“This has nothing to do with who is in the White House,” said one official. “This is about the time it took to go through millions of emails, which is about 3 1/2 years.”

Republican lawmakers have been urging the State Department to finish reviewing the emails and report to Congress.

The Background

Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server (rather than a secure government server) while she was Secretary of State prompted several investigations that overshadowed her 2016 presidential campaign.

In July 2016, then-FBI Director James Comey recommended the case be closed without charges. Comey re-opened the case in October, but came to the same conclusion in November.

Clinton believes that Comey’s decision to re-open the case contributed to her loss in the 2016 election.

This investigation deserves to be revived, and not only because Hillary has started to attack Trump. Hillary’s actions were a real crime that caused real damage, and Comey and AG Loretta Lynch’s failure to prosecute was also perhaps a crime.

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