Bombs Sent To Frequent Trump Targets Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton & CNN

Bombs were discovered to have been sent to former President Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton this morning.  The offices of CNN at Time Warner Communication in New York City were also evacuated over a reported explosive device.
Former President Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

Bombs were discovered to have been sent to former President Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton this morning.

The offices of CNN at Time Warner Center in New York City were also evacuated over a reported explosive device.

From The New York Times:

Explosive devices were sent to former President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, as well as to CNN’s offices in New York, sparking an intense investigation on Wednesday into whether a bomber is going after targets that have often been the subject of right-wing ire.

A law enforcement official said the three devices were similar to one found Monday at the home of George Soros, the billionaire philanthropist and liberal donor who has come under fierce criticism from conservatives and conspiracy theorists.

None of the devices harmed anyone. Law enforcement officials said they were investigating whether all the devices were sent by the same person or persons.

Clinton, Obama, Soros and CNN have all been frequent targets of Donald Trump in his campaign rhetoric.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders issued a statement condemning “the attempted violent attacks recently made against President Obama, President Clinton, Secretary Clinton and other public figures.”

“These terrorizing acts are despicable, and anyone responsible will be held accountable to the fullest extent of the law,” said Sanders according to the Associated Press. “The United States Secret Service and other law enforcement agencies are investigating and will take all appropriate actions to protect anyone threatened by these cowards.”

According to several reports, the package mailed to CNN’s offices was addressed to former CIA director John Brennan, who has been a vocal critic of the Trump administration since becoming a CNN commentator.

“Hilary Clindon” Applies For A Job On Reboot Of “Murphy Brown”

Hillary Clinton makes a cameo on “Murphy Brown”

I meant to post this yesterday from the premiere episode of the Murphy Brown reboot this past Thursday night.

Hillary Clinton made a cameo appearance as “Hilary Clendon” (one “L”) applying to be Murphy’s secretary.

“For four years I was the secretary of a very large organization,” declared the former Secretary of State.

Asked if she had basic secretarial skills like working with computers and emails? “Emails. I do have some experience with emails.”

For those who didn’t follow the sitcom during its original run, there was an ongoing gag each week about Murphy running through secretaries that could often be hysterical.

Watch below.

Hillary Clinton: I Hoped My Fears About Trump Were ‘Overblown’ – They Were Not

Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton has adapted the afterword from the upcoming paperback edition of her book, What Happened, as an essay for The Atlantic.

The former Secretary of State sounds a clarion call about the current assaults on American democracy in the era of Donald Trump.

Clinton begins thusly:

“It’s been nearly two years since Donald Trump won enough Electoral College votes to become president of the United States. On the day after, in my concession speech, I said, “We owe him an open mind and the chance to lead.” I hoped that my fears for our future were overblown.

“They were not.

“In the roughly 21 months since he took the oath of office, Trump has sunk far below the already-low bar he set for himself in his ugly campaign.

“Exhibit A is the unspeakable cruelty that his administration has inflicted on undocumented families arriving at the border, including separating children, some as young as eight months, from their parents. According to The New York Times, the administration continues to detain 12,800 children right now, despite all the outcry and court orders.

“Then there’s the president’s monstrous neglect of Puerto Rico: After Hurricane Maria ravaged the island, his administration barely responded. Some 3,000 Americans died. Now Trump flatly denies those deaths were caused by the storm.

“And, of course, despite the recent indictments of several Russian military intelligence officers for hacking the Democratic National Committee in 2016, he continues to dismiss a serious attack on our country by a foreign power as a “hoax.”

“Trump and his cronies do so many despicable things that it can be hard to keep track. I think that may be the point—to confound us, so it’s harder to keep our eye on the ball. The ball, of course, is protecting American democracy. As citizens, that’s our most important charge. And right now, our democracy is in crisis.”

Clinton goes on to encourage folks to vote, vote, vote this fall and more.

I know there are folks who say Hillary should step out of the public square for good. I, for one, disagree.

Definitely worth your read.

FBI Claps Back At Trump Claim China Hacked Hillary’s Email Server

Donald Trump took to Twitter last night after apparently watching a report on Fox News (what else?) that China might have hacked into Hillary Clinton's email server.
Donald Trump

Donald Trump took to Twitter last night after apparently watching a report on Fox News (what else?) that China might have hacked into Hillary Clinton’s email server.

Are we still talking about the emails???

Trump wrote, “‘China hacked Hillary Clinton’s private Email Server.’ Are they sure it wasn’t Russia (just kidding!)? What are the odds that the FBI and DOJ are right on top of this? Actually, a very big story. Much classified information!”

He followed that up with another missive asserting, “Hillary Clinton’s Emails, many of which are Classified Information, got hacked by China. Next move better be by the FBI & DOJ or, after all of their other missteps (Comey, McCabe, Strzok, Page, Ohr, FISA, Dirty Dossier etc.), their credibility will be forever gone!”

Now, the truth is the FBI has already determined that no classified information was sent via Hillary Clinton’s email server.

Today, the FBI pushed back against that notion telling The Washington Post, “The FBI has not found any evidence the servers were compromised.”

As usual, the Donald was making stuff up to obfuscate his own ongoing problems.

Hillary Clinton Receives Standing Ovation At Broadway’s ‘Hello, Dolly!’

Hillary Clinton attended last night's performance of Hello, Dolly! on Broadway and received a standing ovation as she took her seat.
Hillary Clinton arrives at Hello, Dolly! on Broadway (image via JoeMyGod)

Hillary Clinton attended last night’s performance of Hello, Dolly! on Broadway and received a standing ovation as she took her seat.

The audience and the cast – again headed up by Tony Award winner Bette Midler – were thrilled.

(h/t JoeMyGod)

Hillary Clinton Asks ‘What Team’ Donald Trump Plays For

After Donald Trump's disastrous press conference where he sided with Russia rather than the United States regarding Russian meddling in the 2016 election, Hillary Clinton wondered on Twitter which team Trump plays for....?
Hillary Clinton

As Donald Trump headed into his much-anticipated meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Hillary Clinton tweeted congrats to the World Cup finals players as well as a question for her former presidential campaign rival.

“Do you know which team you play for?” she tweeted.

Monday evening following the summit, Clinton followed-up: “Well, now we know.”

Trump received broad criticism from Democrats and Republicans for his feckless comments about Putin and the US intelligence assessment of Russian interference in the 2016 election.

Hillary Clinton: “Separating Families Is Not Mandated By Law At All”

Hillary Clinton addressed the ongoing debacle involving separating children from their parents at the southern border of the United States today.

In her address, in a clear and steadfast voice delivered at the Women’s Forum of New York, Clinton makes it clear that there is no “law” that requires ripping children from their parents arms and putting them in cages.

“Separating families is not mandated by law at all. That is an outright lie.”

This is how a president acts when facing difficult issues.

Watch below.

Hillary Responds To Detractors Who Say She Should “Get Off The Public Stage”

Hillary Clinton

At an event at Rutgers University Thursday, Hillary Clinton responded to criticism from her detractors who say she should “get off the public stage and shut up.”

From MSN.com:

“I was really struck by how people said that to me – you know, mostly people in the press, for whatever reason – mostly, ‘Go away, go away,'” Clinton said Thursday during an event at Rutgers University.

“And I had one of the young people who works for me go back and do a bit of research. They never said that to any man who was not elected. I was kind of struck by that,” Clinton said.

Clinton’s remarks came in response to a question from Eagleton Institute of Politics’ director Ruth Mandel about the former Democratic presidential nominee’s reaction to those who say she should “get off the public stage and shut up.”

“I’m really glad that, you know, Al Gore didn’t stop talking about climate change,” Clinton said to applause.

“And I’m really glad John Kerry went to the Senate and became an excellent secretary of State,” the former first lady continued. “And I’m really glad John McCain kept speaking out and standing up and saying what he had to say. And for heavens sakes, Mitt Romney is running for the Senate,” Clinton said.

I, for one, agree with Hillary. The men who lost presidential races stayed in the mix.

Why should she have to sit down and shut up?