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Bombshell: Likely GOP House Speaker Admits Benghazi Investigation Was ‘Strategy’ To Harm Clinton

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In a stunning admission, the man at the top of the list to be the next Speaker tells Fox News the House investigation on Benghazi was GOP “strategy” to harm Hillary Clinton. 

It’s no surprise. The Benghazi hearings, which cost taxpayers millions upon millions of dollars, were all just “strategy” to harm Hillary Clinton.

What is surprising is that Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), the man who is currently the House GOP’s number one choice and the next in line to replace John Boehner as Speaker of the House felt comfortable enough to not only admit this fact, but to actually boast about it, as part of his resumé, to convince Sean Hannity that he should be Speaker.

Above is the full interview and totally worth watching, for reasons explained below. But here’s the short clip that gives you a good idea of exactly what is going on by our elected representatives.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jIJ0g8EPs0

“The question I think you really want to ask me is, ‘How am I really going to be different?,'” McCarthy told Hannity Tuesday night, on air.

“What you’re going to see is a conservative speaker that takes a conservative congress, that puts a strategy to fight and win. And let me give you one example,” McCarthy offered.

“Everybody thought Hillary Clinton was unbeatable, right? But we put together a Benghazi special committee, a select committee. What are her numbers today? Her numbers are dropping. Why? Because she’s untrustable. But no one would have known any of that had happened, had we not fought.”

UPDATE: McCarthy Now Says Benghazi Investigation Has Nothing To Do With Politics After Saying It Totally Did

Congressman Kevin McCarthy, it would appear, just admitted to the intentional use of public funds to try to take down a political candidate. And he bragged about it.

Remember, the Speaker of the House second is in line – the Vice President is first – to the presidency. 

For those who have heard about this story from other sources before visiting here, you likely don’t know the full extent of what McCarthy said.

First, “What you’re going to see is a conservative Speaker that takes a conservative congress, that puts a strategy to fight and win. And let me give you one example,” is the line most of the press ignored, but it’s the key line.

Second, in the Hannity interview, McCarthy goes on to admit he and the rest of his GOP House colleagues are doing the exact same thing to Planned Parenthood.

Republicans are so convinced their goals are just that they are now willing to unabashedly admit to wrongdoing to take down their targets.

As Digby notes, “At least he’s honest.

 

Image: Screenshot via Fox News

 

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Trump Defends Anti-Semitic Trope by Posting Claim From Birther Saying Jews ‘Love’ Trump Like ‘The King of Israel’

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Wayne Allyn Root Once Bragged About the Size of the President’s Penis

President Trump once again is playing defense after launching an anti-Semitic trope on Tuesday accusing the vast majority of Jews in America of “great disloyalty.” The president did what he always does in these situations: finds anyone who will still support him and post their praise to Twitter.

Trump’s choice this time to “prove” he’s not anti-Semitic, despite delivering a grotesque anti-Semitic trope, is Wayne Allyn Root, who supposedly compared Trump to the “King of Israel,” and the “second coming of God.”

Root is a far right wing conspiracy theorist who once bragged about the size of President Trump’s penis. Root, as The Daily Beast reported last September, claimed Special Counsel Robert Mueller was investigating Trump’s ties to Russia because he has “penis envy.”

“Mueller’s is smaller than Trump’s,” Root said, according to Right Wing Watch.

Root is also a birther, and claimed that the white supremacist who killed Heather Heyer at the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville was probably an actor paid by George Soros. Soros, a Jewish philanthropist, is the target of much of the far right’s conspiracy theories.

But back to Trump’s Wednesday morning tweets.

Here’s what he claims Root said:

“President Trump is the greatest President for Jews and for Israel in the history of the world, not just America, he is the best President for Israel in the history of the world…and the Jewish people in Israel love him like he’s the King of Israel. They love him like he is the second coming of God…But American Jews don’t know him or like him. They don’t even know what they’re doing or saying anymore. It makes no sense! But that’s OK, if he keeps doing what he’s doing, he’s good for all Jews, Blacks, Gays, everyone. And importantly, he’s good for everyone in America who wants a job.”

Root, by the way, in June of 2016 declared his support for Trump by announcing, “I am a Jew turned evangelical Christian. I am also a passionate supporter of Donald Trump.”

Here’s how Trump’s tweets are being received:

 

 

 

 

 

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Trump’s ‘Indefensible’ Comments Just Made It ‘Much Much Harder’ for GOP to Win in 2020: Ex-RNC Chair

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President Donald Trump’s latest anti-Semitic trope is going to make it “much much harder” for Republicans to hold control of the White House in 2020, the former chair of the Republican National Committee (RNC) explained on MSNBC on Tuesday.

Michael Steele was interviewed by MSNBC’s Chris Matthews on “Hardball.”

“There’s a long-respected leader of what’s called Jewish Republicans, Matt Brooks — I’ve known him for a long time — this guy has the job of helping get votes, Republican votes, in the community, which generally votes Democrats,” Matthews noted. “What is he going to deal with this baby, this assault on religious identity and trying to claim you must vote your group?”

“You already had the Republican Jewish group come out and sort of back the president up, so you’re going to have reinforcements that way,” Steele noted.

In fact, Brooks himself defended the president.

“What else is he going to do, what can he do? The reality is Trump has consistently put the party in a position where it has to defend the indefensible, to a point where it is so weak-kneed, it has no other choice but to stand next to him, and go, ‘Uh-huh, uh-huh, what he said,’” Steele explained.

“The reality for us politically on the right, on the Republican side, going into next year’s election is that now you’ve got one more group, one more, you know, community of individuals that are going to make that conversation much much harder to get their vote for our candidate,” Steele added.

“All I hear is gunfire on 5th Avenue, he keeps shooting people on 5th avenue and he keeps getting away it,” Matthews added.

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1st Grader Picked Up and Pointed Loaded Gun at Fellow Student – Gun Is Part of Program to Prevent School Shootings

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Gun Belonged to School Official Who Is Also Student’s Grandmother

A Morrow County, Ohio first grade student was able to pick up and point a loaded gun at a fellow student, saying, “Put your hands behind your back your [sic] arrested,” according to The Columbus Dispatch. The gun was left unattended, possibly for as long as 30 minutes and belongs to Vicky Nelson, the first grade student’s grandmother who is also the school district’s transportation director.

Nelson was allowed to have the gun on school property as part of a Highland Local Schools concealed carry program designed to protect students from potential gun violence or school shootings, by arming select officials.

The student who had the gun pointed at him is the son of the school district’s assistant transportation director.

“He pointed it at her and said ‘Put your hands behind your back your [sic] arrested,’” Christine Scaffidi, the assistant transportation director, told schools Superintendent Dan Freund in an email.

Superintendent Freund is under fire for neglecting to mention the gun was left unattended for up to half an hour, and that Nelson had not only gone to the restroom but driven to another school while the gun was left unattended.

“I’m assuming that the child picked up the gun from behind the desk and had been holding it,” Freund had originally reported.

Now he says he had forgotten about the additional details.

“It wasn’t an attempt to lie or cover up anything,” Freund said. “I’m 70 years old. I forgot about (the emails). Do I get it right all the time? No. Maybe the school board wants to fire me.”

Nelson has been removed from the concealed carry program, “was eventually suspended for three days without pay,” and apologized.

 

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