Fox news reports that the Democrats are working on more rules to control the angry mobs – er, those who are feeling the Bern. Meanwhile Philadelphia is ramping up to give lots of space to the Bernie folks convention time. The clip visits some of the old wounds back in 1968 that cost the Democrats the election. Here we go:
Philadelphia has approved four demonstration permits in support of Sen. Bernie Sanders at the July Democratic National Convention — including a large rally planned near the convention’s epicenter.
One of the permits is for an event consisting of four days of all-day rallies at FDR Park in support of Mr. Sanders. The city said it expects 30,000 participants, and organizers said in an interview they hope turnout will be much higher.
The park is adjacent to the Wells Fargo Center, where many of the Democratic National Convention events will be held — raising the possibility of a large demonstration in support of Mr. Sanders just steps away from where delegates will officially select the Democratic nominee. A growing number of Democrats are concerned the conventioncould turn out to be divisive and disorderly due to activities planned by Sanders supporters.
The city has also granted permits to three smaller demonstrations at Thomas Paine Plaza, a few miles from the Wells Fargo Center. The city says it expects 2,000 to 3,000 participants at those events.
It’s a stretch for me to call this a Sunday respite. I usually like to make a musical selection for today, The backdrop music to the clip is Bad Boys so I will take that as a justification! Anyway, I am waiting for Hillary’s new spin now that FBI Comey has made it clear that he has no idea what the security review is she is referring to.
Democrat frontrunner Hillary Clinton can call the FBI investigation a security inquiry all she wants, but FBI Director James Comey will continue to call it an investigation.
Comey responded to a question about Clinton’s use of the term ‘security inquiry’ when describing the FBI investigation into her emails.
“I don’t know what that means,” Comey said. “We’re conducting an investigation. That’s the bureau’s business. That’s what we do.”
Huma Abedin. Always lurking around the edges, expressionless. Just who is Huma Abedin? Buried in the wonderfully written Newsweek piece is this:
With Weiner unemployed, Abedin took a second job as a consultant for Teneo Holdings, a phenomenally well-connected global consulting company. Clinton signed off on Abedin’s dual role, but a State Department investigator last year subpoenaed records about the arrangement. (Snip)….
The interviewers didn’t laugh when the meticulously organized political attaché and Hillaryland survivor disingenuously suggested she has never looked at any of the more than 10,000 emails of hers now helpfully indexed online by WikiLeaks.
“It’s something I can’t really think about,” she said airily, resorting to a tactic straight from her boss’s stonewall playbook. “But I can’t imagine what’s in those emails. I would probably be mortified.”
For most of the past 20 years, Huma Mahmood Abedin, now a vice chair of Hillary Clinton’s campaign, has served as Clinton’s “body-woman”—basically a glorified lady’s maid. But she has also expanded her role and now monitors all access to Clinton. According to her many fans in Hillaryland, Abedin possesses a skill set that cannot be taught: the emotional intelligence to keep big-ego VIPs and other “clutches” (in the argot of Washington, civilians and celebs who overstay their face time with the boss) at bay without making them angry. Also, she wields a black-belt organizing talent that enables her to toggle between directing classified emails to the right people, keeping an eye on how weather is affecting the D.C.-LaGuardia shuttles and knowing which donors need a photo op—all while monitoring Clinton’s meals and hair appointments and cellphone. The perpetually lipsticked and soigné Abedin is elegant and gentle—qualities Clinton sometimes lacks—but also relentlessly obedient, a quality her boss treasures.
“She was a very, very religious person—she didn’t smoke, drink or swear, always very polite,” recalls one Clinton friend, who, like most people who spoke to Newsweek, asked not to be named. “A lot of times, Hillary would snap her fingers and go, ‘Gum.’ And Huma would fetch it.” Abedin took her duties so seriously, the source recalled, that when she learned that Clinton had once carried her own bag up a flight of stairs in her aide’s absence, Abedin nearly burst into tears.
Am I the only one that finds it extraordinary that Huma Abedin, a Muslim married to a Jew, has managed to worm her way into the highest political stratosphere in the United States. But don’t stop there. We have Iranian born Valerie Jarrett with her ties to Iran. We have John Kerry’s child married to an Iranian, with their family living in Iran. How did these people even get security clearance? Now this. Huma keeps her finger on the pulse doesn’t she? She said this to hurt Trump perhaps. She hasn’t said a word to anyone until now about anything. Here is more:
Saudi Arabian-raised Huma Abedin, the wife of disgraced former Democrat congressman Anthony Weiner and also Hillary Clinton’s closest aide, told The Hollywood Reporter at the 2016 White House Correspondents Dinner that she is “a good friend” with Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka.
Abedin told The Hollywood Reporter that she had not harsh words for the younger Trump (Donald’s son Eric.)
“They’re very nice people. His sister is a good friend,” Abedin said of Trump’s sister Ivanka, a fellow New Yorker.
Breitbart News has reported extensively about Abedin’s rapid rise to power. Born in America but raised in Saudi Arabia. Huma Abedin came to the Clinton White House in 1996 and almost immediately became an aide to First Lady Hillary Clinton. Mrs. Clinton credited Abedin with helping her understand Islam.
However, both Huma Abedin and her family have deep ties to Dr. Abdullah Omar Naseef and Saudi Arabia’s biggest charity and Islamic evangelism outlet, the Muslim World League. The MWL was formed in 1962 to spread The fundamentalist form of Islam known as Wahhabism throughout the world.
In 1963, the Muslim World League in conjunction with the Muslim brotherhood for the group Muslim Student’s Association in the United States. Both Huma Abedin and her father Syed were members of the Muslim Student Association, but the more direct connection to Dr. Naseef was his sponsorship of the Abedin’s family business, The Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs.
There are two FBI Clinton investigations. One regarding the E-MAIL. But the more important one that may snag them is the one that is looking at their Foundation. Huma Abedin, Doug Band, and Justin Cooper will be the new names that will come to the fore with the company Teneo Holdings. That is a name of a company one wants to keep an eye on. Its claim on the company webpage is “Integrated Counsel for a Borderless World.” I am suggesting the intersection of the Clinton’s machinations. Yesterday we looked at Justin Cooper. Forget Hillary Clinton. Is it Bill Clinton in the cross hairs of the FBI? Today we look at Douglas Band. Both worked for Bill Clinton in a similar capacity as Huma Abedin does for Hillary. Known in common parlance as “Butt Boys.” Will do whatever needed, carrying bags and slowly rising to power. Here we go with the second part of this tale. More later. The clip below was written in 2013.
…. at the age of 27, Band had entered Clinton’s orbit as that lowliest of Washington archetypes: the body man. He was the all-purpose aide who carried the bags, provided the pen, watched the clock, kept the cigars close, and ensured the Diet Cokes were always chilled. And after the inglorious end of Clinton’s presidency, Band had stayed on. It was he who had engineered Clinton’s transformation into a philanthropist-king, and over the years, the pair had formed a bond that was more like father and son than boss and factotum. “The most important thing about Doug is that he sort of took control of President Clinton’s career at a moment when he was dropping from about sixty percent [favorability] to thirty-nine percent,” says Paul Begala, the former Clinton adviser. Snip……
Inside the realm known as Clintonland, he is the subject of considerable angst. There are those who worry about the overlap between his work for the Clinton Global Initiative— which he conceived and helped run for six years—and his energetic efforts to expand Teneo’s client base. And there are those who worry about how some of the messier aspects of the charity’s operations could create trouble for Hillary Clinton, who has made the family foundation her base as she contemplates a presidential run.
Monica Crowley has written a wonderful piece that places the focus of the latest Clinton scandal on Bill Clinton. Teneo Holdings. Now that is a name of a company one wants to keep an eye on. Its claim on the company webpage is “Integrated Counsel for a Borderless World.” I bet it turns out the connection point for much of the nefarious activities of the Clinton Cabal and the other shadowy figure in this drama known as Huma Abedin. More on her tomorrow and Teneo. A fairly long piece but a must read. Here we go with the Crowley piece:
Several weeks ago, I wrote a column titled “Is Bill Clinton in the FBI crosshairs?” That question appears to be increasingly relevant because of the emergence of another, more central one:
Was Hillary Clinton’s unsecure, private email server set up by her husband’s top political operative in order to turbocharge their own political and financial interests?
The server for her private domain name, ClintonEmail.com, and the foundation-run PresidentClinton.com shared an email network and a physical location in New York while she was secretary, both under Mr. Clinton’s auspices. It was Mr. Cooper who, according to archived Internet records, registered both ClintonEmail.com and PresidentClinton.com, which was used by top Clinton Foundation personnel.
Mr. Cooper is a central player in the shadowy worlds of Bill and Hillary Clinton — serving as Mr. Clinton’s top aide since 2015, when his predecessor, former right-hand man and “surrogate son” Doug Band, resigned from the Clinton Foundation — yet he has largely escaped notice.
Mr. Cooper served as a coordinator between the overlapping worlds of Mrs. Clinton, Mr. Clinton and the foundation. He is a top fundraiser for the Clinton Foundation. He is also a senior adviser to Teneo, founded by Mr. Band and whose clients — such as Coca-Cola, Dow Chemical and Bank of America — certainly gained access to the former president, the secretary of state and their vast international network. At one point, Mr. Clinton was given a contract with Teneo for his rainmaking efforts worth $3.5 million.