Hillary lets the NY Times know that she didn’t really mean it when she said she wasn’t going to run for president

Photo via Jim Campbell

 

American Thinker

By Thomas Lifson

A day after telling a local New York television station, News 12 Westchester, “”I’m not running, but I’m going to keep on working and speaking and standing up for what I believe,” Hillary Clinton seems to have had second thoughts. Someone (my guess is Hillary herself) told New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman that she didn’t really mean it:

Maggie Haberman

@maggieNYT

Spoke to someone close with Clinton in contact with her today. They say she wasn’t trying to be emphatic and close the door on running when she spoke to a local reporter yesterday, and that she was surprised by how definitively it played. 1/2

Maggie Haberman

@maggieNYT

Spoke to someone close with Clinton in contact with her today. They say she wasn’t trying to be emphatic and close the door on running when she spoke to a local reporter yesterday, and that she was surprised by how definitively it played. 1/2

Maggie Haberman

@maggieNYT

The person also says she is extremely unlikely to run, but that she remains bothered that she’s expected to close the door on it when, say, John Kerry isn’t. She has told her team she is waiting at least to see the Mueller report. 2/2

Watch her statement on camera and decide for yourself if “she wasn’t trying to be emphatic”:

My guess is that she was a bit surprised and upset at the speed with which sighs of relief were heard from most Democrats – not just the contenders for the nomination, but across the board, including the rank and file. She is rightly afraid that she is now relegated to has-been status, someone who can be ignored. The comment on John Kerry reveals the jealousy and fear she feels that other Democrats may eclipse her in prominence, influence, and the ability to command speaker’s fees and raise money.

This is a woman who, after all, has lusted after power her entire adult life, ever since studying Sail Alinsky and taking on the role of agitator, and then discarding it for power-wielder instead.

A third guess: she secretly hopes that the other Democrat contenders will form a circular firing squad and weaken each other to the point where a deadlocked convention would turn to her as a savior, begging her to accept the nomination as a party-unifier, finally able to win because the Russians no longer are able to aid Trump.

Of course, that’s poppycock on multiple levels, but it probably helps her get through the night.

Photo credit: Westchester12 YouTube screen grab

Omar Mateen’s Wife Located 6,600 Miles Away from Orlando

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True Pundit

While the FBI and Attorney General Loretta Lynch continuously dodge questions about the current whereabouts of Noor Zahi Salman, True Pundit has located the spouse of the Orlando mass killer.

Salman, AKA Zalman, has been missing from the public eye for weeks. And when we first learned of her whereabouts, we were somewhat astonished especially knowing that she is/was the target of a federal grand jury convened to possibly indict her as an accomplice to her mass-murdering and allegedly deceased husband. As such, it would be almost unheard of for Salman to travel outside the United States. But that is where she is, according to federal law enforcement sources.

Last week, Salman was traveling in the Middle East, specifically Amman Jordan, according to our intelligence sources (not the FBI). That is a long way from Florida and a possible US indictment as a murder accomplice. Again, international travel is rare for such suspects who have been interviewed by the FBI as a suspected part of such a crime. But Salman is no quiet, innocent homemaker. She and her attorneys have much leverage and apparently, she is employing it. True Pundit, within hours of Mateen’s rampage at Pulse Nightclub, identified the gunman as a paid informant of the FBI. Such informants are usually paid $100K or more. The evidence gathered since then has been rather overwhelming proving Mateen worked with and for the FBI prior to the shooting. Salman is the key to unraveling the truth. While the FBI would never divulge this fact, Salman could. One prime-time TV interview and the FBI’s Orlando charade collapses. And therefore, it only benefits the US government to allow a suspected accomplice to murder travel the world while the US case grows cold.

Federal sources said Salman’s family is from Palestine, close to where she was located traveling in Jordan. The United States does not have an extradition treaty with the Palestinian Authority. Our question is: Will the United States ever see Salman again?

Oops! Obama Realizes Exec. Privilege not Legal to Hide Fast, Furious Docs

JUDICIAL WATCH

After using executive privilege to withhold Fast and Furious records for two years, the Obama administration has quietly stopped exerting the power to hide information about the disastrous gun-running operation.

Judicial Watch attorneys discovered the extraordinary about-face in recent exchanges with Department of Justice (DOJ). JW has been a leader in exposing the Fast and Furious scandal and has filed several Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuits against the federal agencies involved in the once-secret operation. Just last month JW obtained records showing that the president’s trusted senior advisor, Valerie Jarrett, was a key player in the Fast and Furious cover-up and that Obama exerted executive privilege for Holder’s wife and mother to conceal emails with the Attorney General involving the operation.

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Freudian Slip: NBC White House Correspondent Chris Jansing; Helps That Obama Is From Kenya

Mediaite reports: NBC’s Jansing on Obama Meeting African Leaders: Helps That ‘He’s from Kenya’

NBC White House Correspondent Chris Jansing appeared on MSNBC’s The Reid Report today with a report on President Obama at the U.S.-African Leaders Summit. Unfortunately, there was just one tiny little problem with what she said: she accidentally said that the president’s from Kenya.

Oops.

In talking about the White House hopes for Africa becoming part of Obama’s legacy, Jansing said, “Yeah, the fact that he’s from Kenya, and that fact that when he was elected there were expectations from the African continent that he would do great things for them.” […] More @ Mediaite.

Daily Caller knocks: MSNBC Reporter Accidentally Claims Obama ‘Is From Kenya’

MSNBC reporter Chris Jansing claimed President Barack Obama’s keen interest in this week’s African leadership summit stems from the fact that “he’s from Kenya” — an assertion that took over ten minutes for her to reverse.

Jansing spoke to MSNBC’s Joy Reid about the ongoing meeting of American and African leaders in Washington D.C. “The White House is clearly, I would assume, hoping this will be part of the president’s legacy, given his background,” Reid said.

“Yeah, the fact that he’s from Kenya,” Jansing replied breezily. “And the fact that when he was elected there were expectations on the African continent that he would do great things for them.” […] More @ Daily Caller.

Accidentally?

Obama’s Analysts: Oops! We Put Muslim Radicals in Charge of Libya

Floyd Reports

Even as the Obama administration celebrates the killing of American-born al-Qaeda operative Anwar al-Awlaki and his traitorous friend Samir Khan in Yemen, its analysts are beginning to admit their war by decree in Libya empowered Islamic extremists bent on exporting jihad throughout the region. Thanks to Obama’s policies, al-Qaeda-linked radicals may be pillaging Muammar Qaddafi’s stockpile of weapons and receiving shipments of contraband from overseas.

In the closest thing to an admission Obama administration figures lied us into war, Reuters reports:

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