Sen. Warren and Both parties Senators tear Wells Fargo CEO a new one…

The Bank has announced that they have fired up to 2,500 employee’s for creating false accounts to make money…..

Bank of America  Chief Executive Officer John Stumpf  walked into a verbal Buzz Saw up infront  of the Banking Committee of the US Senate this morning….

Wells Fargo & Co. Chief Executive Officer John Stumpf needs to step down, give back his compensation and face criminal prosecution for a scandal in which the bank opened 2 million unauthorized customer accounts, Senator Elizabeth Warren said.

“You should resign,” the Massachusetts Senator told Stumpf Tuesday as he testified before the Senate Banking Committee in Washington.

“You should give back the money you took while this scam was going on and you should be criminally investigated by both the Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission.”

Warren led a chorus of criticism against Stumpf as both Republicans and Democrats blasted Wells Fargo, demanding more accountability from the company’s leadership. The bank agreed to pay $185 million to authorities including the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau after a review found employees opened accounts and credit cards without customers’ permission. Stumpf, his right arm wrapped in a bandage, told lawmakers he was “deeply sorry” and detailed a five-year timeline of attempts the bank made to deter misconduct.

“The Wells Fargo board is actively engaged in this issue,” said Stumpf, 63. “The board has the tools to hold senior management accountable, including me and Carrie Tolstedt, the former head of our retail banking business….

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Clinton won’t let go of Trump’s Birther campaign against Obama

With the happenings in NYC /NJ this weekend Donald Trump and his team have had his Birther apology……non-apology (and effort to pin the blame on the whoile thing on Clinton) slipped out of the Media cycle….

Hillary Clinton on Tuesday said she is “appalled” that Donald Trump has not apologized to President Barack Obama after spending years questioning his birthplace.

“I wanna build on the progress that President Obama has made during a very tumultuous time,” Clinton told “The Steve Harvey Morning Show.” “I mean, I’m appalled that Donald Trump will not apologize to the president and to the country for spending years questioning his citizenship and attempting to delegitimize him. And President Obama and Michelle Obama have kept their heads high. Like Michelle says, when they go low, we go high. And we gotta stay high. We gotta stay focused.”

Trump on Friday made a much-hyped announcement regarding the conspiracy theory the now-Republican presidential nominee began pushing years ago. His statement, however, lacked an apology and falsely pinned the blame on Clinton for igniting the so-called “birther” issue…..

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Bill Clinton bids a Farewell to His Foundation….

With the annual UN General Assembly get together in New York City this week  and the Clinton Foundation Global Initiative  also running…..

Bill Clinton was up on the stage ….

But this year things are different….

With his wife seemingly about get the job he had for four years and all the media attention?

Things are about change …..

Founded in 2005, the annual gathering of government, philanthropic and corporate leaders has produced hundreds of millions of dollars in charitable contributions for a range of causes through leverage applied deftly by the master networker-in-chief Clinton.

“No one had ever had a meeting where you invited political leaders, business leaders, philanthropists, NGO leaders from developing countries and from developed countries and in some case just concerned citizens and said, ‘Come here talk about the problems, but you actually have to commit to do something,’ ” Clinton said.

The model of linking private and government commitments for development work “has helped change the face of philanthropy,” Clinton said.

From now on, however, things won’t be quite the same. Clinton announced earlier this year that CGI would end in its 12th year, months before the presidential election. And if Hillary Clinton becomes president, the overall Clinton Foundation is expected to change significantly.

The foundation will stop accepting foreign and corporate donations. Its largest project, the Clinton Health Access Initiative, will spin off into a separate entity, and Bill and Chelsea Clinton will leave the organization’s board.

The changes have come amid a firestorm over an appearance of conflicts of interest while Hillary Clinton served as secretary of state as major donors to the foundation appeared to have called on staff at the State Department for favors, although there is little evidence that they were granted…..

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The shame of this story is the Clinton have worked in a ‘Robin Hood’ fashions to provide assistance to HUNDREDS of Millions of people around the world thru their efforts while Donald Trump and others have labeled the effort suspicious ……

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Can the Democrats pick up the North Carolina US Senate seat?

The Democrats are forecasted to go 51/49 right now in the US Senate elections in November…

They REALLY need at least one more Senate seat badly ….

Could that come from North Carolina of all places?

(As of 9/20/16  Burr is +3% points over Ross)

Republicans are privately fretting that the laid-back Burr isn’t campaigning aggressively enough for his third Senate term and potentially risking a GOP seat that the party should otherwise have in the bag. But — in his usual easygoing form — Burr brushed off any concerns about national Democrats spending at least $6.7 million to unseat him — a forceful play to make a red-leaning state competitive less than two months before the election.

“It’s great. I think anytime they waste money it saves my colleagues from having it go after them,” Burr smirked when asked of Democrats’ money blitz. “Am I complaining that the last [Quinnipiac] poll had me up 6? No! I’m probably in better shape than we dreamed.”

The Senate Intelligence chairman risks getting caught flat-footed against a relatively unknown opponent in North Carolina, which has become a major target for Democrats eyeing the White House, Senate and the governor’s mansion in Raleigh….

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In coming Democratic Senate leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) has just released millions to Democratic efforts to get the extra seat or two tha t could make him Senate majority leader and give a Hillary Clinton Presidency some breathing room….More….

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It is reported that George HW Bush WILL vote for Hillary Clinton for President…

I’m NOT the least bit surprised with this ….

Bush senior has a close person relationship with Bill Clinton…..

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The Bush family has made it be known that they wanted Jeb as their choice for the 2016 Republican Presidential nominee…

And the Bush family REALLY have no use for Donald Trump….

They are joined by a a good amound of Bush Republicans in their feelings…

Former President George H.W. Bush is bucking his party’s presidential nominee and plans to vote for Hillary Clinton in November, according to a member of another famous political family, the Kennedys.

Bush, 92, had intended to stay silent on the White House race between Clinton and Donald Trump, a sign in and of itself of his distaste for the GOP nominee. But his preference for the wife of his own successor, President Bill Clinton, nonetheless became known to a wider audience thanks to Kathleen Hartington Kennedy Townsend, the former Maryland lieutenant governor and daughter of the late Robert F. Kennedy.

On Monday, Townsend posted a picture on her Facebook page shaking hands next to the former president and this caption: “The President told me he’s voting for Hillary!!”

In a telephone interview, Townsend said she met with the former president in Maine earlier today, where she said he made his preference known that he was voting for a Democrat. “That’s what he said,” she told….

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Feds…Christie KNEW about the Bridge Closure….

Well I guess EVERYONE was right about this , eh?

Nobody believed that he didn’t know about when it happened no matter what he tried to sell us…..

Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey knew that three of his top officials were involved in a plan to shut down lanes leading to the George Washington Bridge as it was happening and that the closings were intended to punish a local mayor for declining to support him, federal prosecutors said on Monday.

The assertion was an unexpected and startling beginning to the trial of two former Christie administration officials charged with closing the lanes in 2013 and then covering it up. And it was a surprising claim because of the side of the courtroom it came from, as lawyers made opening statements.

Defense lawyers have long argued that Mr. Christie, a Republican, and his top advisers were well aware of the lane closings and that they directed the cover-up as they tried to protect the governor’s political aspirations — saying their clients were “thrown under the presidential bus,” as one lawyer argued on Monday.

But this was the first time a prosecutor had pointed a finger at Mr. Christie. And it directly contradicts the governor’s statements in the three years since the lanes were mysteriously closed, paralyzing the borough of Fort Lee, N.J.

Mr. Christie, a former top federal prosecutor in New Jersey, has consistently denied that he knew about the lane closings as they unfolded, and argued that the United States attorney’s office had “exonerated” him when it declined to indict him along with the defendants now standing trial.

The prosecutor, speaking for the United States attorney’s office, said that two of the alleged co-conspirators in the case, David Wildstein and Bill Baroni, had “bragged” to the governor about the lane closings at a memorial service for the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, on the third day of the closings, and that they had been done to “mess” with Mayor Mark Sokolich of Fort Lee, a Democrat, because he had declined entreaties to endorse the governor’s re-election….

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It’s Donald Trump that won’t talk to the Media now…

He Now will only talk to FOX News….

Conversely?

Hillary Clinton is Now holding daily mini Q & A’s on her campaign plane and on the trail….

Poor Media…

Donald Trump’s reputation for being always available to reporters is way out of date.

Trump is saying “yes” to Fox News almost every day but saying “no” to most other major networks and news organizations — a highly unusual strategy for a presidential nominee.

He called into “Fox & Friends” on Monday morning, he is booked on “The O’Reilly Factor” Monday night, and he has another town hall with Sean Hannity coming up on Wednesday.

Rousing the base instead of reaching out to undecided voters may ultimately pay off for Trump. If nothing else, it limits the candidate’s exposure to hard-hitting questions — while fueling frustration among journalists.

Trump’s surrogates continue to say that he is more accessible than Hillary Clinton, but that is no longer true….

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Polling Update for September 19, 2016….

Clinton and Trump close in Florida, a state Trump MUST HAVE.……

Monday, September 19

Florida: Trump vs. Clinton vs. Johnson vs. Stein

NY Times/Siena

Trump 40, Clinton 41, Johnson 9, Stein 2    Clinton +1

Florida: Trump vs. Clinton

NY Times/Siena

Trump 43, Clinton 43    Tie

Georgia: Trump vs. Clinton vs. Johnson

Monmouth Trump 45,

Clinton 42, Johnson 8     Trump +3

Illinois:

Trump vs. Clinton vs. Johnson vs. Stein

Loras

Clinton 43, Trump 30, Johnson 8, Stein 3      Clinton +13

General Election: Trump vs. Clinton

LA Times/USC Tracking

Clinton 41, Trump 48      Trump +7

Florida Senate – Rubio vs. Murphy

NY Times/Siena

Rubio 48, Murphy 42     Rubio +6

Georgia Senate: Isakson vs. Barksdale

Monmouth*

Isakson 50, Barksdale 34     Isakson +16

President Obama Job Approval

Gallup

Approve 51, Disapprove 45     Approve +6

President Obama Job Approval

Rasmussen Reports

Approve 47, Disapprove 52     Disapprove +5

…for more information on the above polls….Real Clear Politics….

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Five Thirty Eight …’Must Win State’s’ for Clinton and Trump….Here

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By Not Voting….Young voters can ONLY help Donald Trump…Hillary Clinton warns…

The Democratic get out the vote effort is in FULL Swing.

Can Hillary Clinton and her supporters get the young voters that say they will go a third party instead of her and waste a  possible bigger cushion for her against Trump come November?

Will they come home to Clinton and the Democrats?

With polls tightening nationwide, Hillary Clinton on Monday ramped up her efforts to win over skeptical young voters, while also warning them that Donald Trump represents a dire threat to their futures.
“This is going to be close,” Clinton said, before ticking off the urls and phone numbers her campaign is using to organize this voting bloc. “We need everyone off the sidelines. Not voting is not an option, it just plays into Trump’s hands.”
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Embracing her inner policy wonk Clinton asked young voters to give her candidacy a chance. “I spend a lot of time on the details of policy, like the precise interest rate on your student loan — right down to the decimal,” she said during a rally at Temple University in Philadelphia.

Even with a less crowded field and facing an opponent like Trump, Clinton and her team admitted she has a problem reaching this peg of the so-called Obama coalition, the wide range of demographic groups that powered the nation’s first African-American president to the White House.

“The millennial generation is a key voting bloc in this election, and it is clear that the campaign must do more to earn their vote,” Clinton’s communications director Jennifer Palmieri said in a statement earlier on Monday.

While Clinton struggled mightily among younger voters in her primary contest against Bernie Sanders, operatives on both sides of the aisle expected her to have an easier time against Trump — largely because of Democrats’ traditional advantage over Republicans among the younger set.

But a spate of recent polling has shown that Clinton’s share of young voters is smaller than many expected….

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Hillary Clinton touts Her Experience on Terrorism

Donald Trump has None…..

Hillary Clinton held a brief press conference Monday morning to make clear she had the resolve, temperament, and plan to deal with terrorist attacks like those in New Jersey and Minnesota over the weekend.

“I’m the only candidate…who has been part of the hard decisions to take terrorists off the battlefield,” she said.

Speaking in an airplane hangar with her waiting campaign plane in the background, Clinton reacted to the reports that the suspect in the bombing in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood was of Afghan descent and that ISIS had claimed responsibility for the attacks in St. Cloud, Minnesota, by reminding Americans that one group of people or religion cannot be held responsible for the actions of a few radicalized individuals.

“[L]et us remember, there are millions and millions of naturalized citizens in America from all over the world. There are millions of law-abiding peaceful Muslim Americans,” Clinton said.

She then, in a calm, deliberate voice, outlined her plan for dealing with the “lone wolf threat,” including more open partnerships with Silicon Valley in order to thwart ISIS recruiting online….

Clinton’s comments, demeanor, and attention to detail stood in stark relief to Republican candidate Donald Trump’s remarks early Monday morning….

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Sabato on the Trump Surge or Clinton slide and who gets polled…

The Crystal Ball of Sabato gives its update of the Presidential race  and goes at why Clinton is leading….But why is Trump having climbing poll numbers….

And it isn’t just the candidates….

Some of has to do with polling itself….

First of all, Florida, Nevada, and North Carolina, three diverse, growing states, move from Leans Democratic to Toss-up. Polls have been close in all three for months….

Clinton disappeared for long stretches before Labor Day to do fundraising and failed to define any overriding positive message about what a Hillary Clinton presidency would mean. Then came the “basket of deplorables” gaffe (which some believe might actually help Clinton with her party base) and the lie by omission about her pneumonia, a serious condition that deserves scrutiny. Instead of transparency, there was a bold gambit by Clinton to avoid any health disclosure that might give credence to longtime, far-right theories that she was at death’s door. This ill-advised error reinforced the public’s view that Clinton is secretive and untruthful.

At the same time, two other developments helped Trump. His new (third) campaign team, especially Kellyanne Conway, seems to have been able to force some discipline on the unpredictable billionaire. The number of middle-of-the-night tweets has diminished, the use of scripts and the teleprompter is up, and Trump is doing events other than giant rallies filled with true believers who encourage his worst instincts — though he continues to make outrageous statements with some frequency, such as Friday’s suggestion that Clinton’s Secret Service team should be disarmed. (Almost any other candidate would be disqualified by the kinds of remarks Trump has offered. In this sense, there truly is a double standard in media coverage that benefits Trump.)

Second, and as important as anything else we’ve mentioned, the pollsters have switched from highlighting the trial heats of all registered voters to a more select group they themselves define, called likely voters. The composition of this group is influenced by the response rates of partisans and their enthusiasm, or lack of it, to vote in this election. It will surprise no one following this contest to learn that Trump supporters, and Republicans generally, are more committed just now. Clinton has not lit a fire under her supporters, and to the contrary, her missteps have disheartened them a bit. It is also true that Democrats frequently get engaged later in the campaign season, and as a result, we might expect the enthusiasm gap to decline somewhat in the seven weeks remaining until Nov. 8. Clinton’s best surrogates (Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Bill Clinton, Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, etc.) can help, but only Hillary Clinton herself can provide enough incentive for many voters to show up.

The third-party candidates aren’t helping Clinton either. Put together, Libertarian Gary Johnson and Green Jill Stein seem to be hurting Clinton more than Trump, particularly among the youngest voters — voters who have little use for Trump but also are hardly inspired by Clinton. Politico’s Steve Shepard found that one survey, from Fox News, showed about a quarter of voters under 35 backing Johnson or Stein. Another, from Quinnipiac, pegged third-party support amongst millennials at an eye-popping 44%.

Clinton tends to do a little better in most surveys with the one-on-one matchup with Trump than in the four-way polls, and it’s easy to see why…..

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Sabato and company joins us in offering that there IS a ‘Double Standard’ in Media coverage of Trump…

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Donald Trump decries the “freedom of expression” applying bomb making magazines and internet sites…

Trump points to the by product of America’s Freedom of Speech , which never was though off in terms of taoday where Jihadi websites show one how to make bombs….

This is also a news story because he’s talking about filtering the American News Media….

While speaking about the recent bombings in New York and New Jersey, Trump suggested that press freedom is preventing law enforcement from arresting the publishers of bomb-making instructions.

“I see the other day, and they’re all talking about it so wonderfully, because, you know, it’s called freedom of the press, where you buy magazines and they tell you how to make these same bombs that I saw,” Trump said in an interview on on “Fox & Friends.” “…Now people will go crazy, they’ll say, ‘Oh Trump is against freedom of the press.’ I’m not against. I’m totally in favor of freedom of the press. But how do you allow magazines to be sold?”

Trump didn’t mention any specific titles, but he’s presumably referring to Al Qaeda’s English-language propaganda magazine Inspire or Jihadi websites that publish bomb-making instructions. However, publications such as Inspire are not sold at any mainstream U.S. bookstores or newsstands, as Trump suggests, but can be found on the internet. It’s also unclear who is supposedly speaking “wonderfully” about jihadi propaganda in the context of press freedom, as Trump contends.

“We should arrest the people that do that because they’re participating in crime,” Trump continued. “We should arrest them. Instead they say, ‘Oh no, you can’t do anything, that’s freedom of expression.’”

He added that “we don’t want to touch them because of freedom of speech.”…

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Donald Trump’s number of small donors passes McCain and Romney….

While his fundraising haul is tens of millions less than Team Clinton….His NUMBER of small donors is only few hundred thousand less….

His supporters ARE sending the ‘so called’ Billionaire money…..

The Republican Party gets 20% of his checks…..But Trump is NOT campaigning for Republican party , which he has been feuding with since he started his run for President….

Trump has also been reportedly siphoning off some the money from the campaign to his own companies bills in the campaign and his family members actions for the campaign even though he’s supposed to have a LOT of his own money….

Trump has only been actively soliciting cash for a few months, but when he reveals his campaign’s financials later this week they will show he has crushed the total haul from small-dollar donors of the last two Republican nominees, John McCain and Mitt Romney — during the entirety of their campaigns.

All told, Trump is approaching, and has possibly already passed, $100 million from donors who have given less than $200, according to an analysis of available Federal Election Commission filings, the campaign’s public statements and people familiar with his fundraising operation. It is a threshold no previous Republican has ever achieved in a single campaign. And Trump has done so less than three months after signing his first email solicitation for donors on June 21 — a staggering speed to collect such a vast sum.

“I’ve never seen anything like this,” said a senior Republican operative who has worked closely with the campaign’s small-dollar fundraising operation. “He’s the Republican Obama in terms of online fundraising.”

Clinton counted 2.3 million donors as of the end of August, the result of decades of campaigning, a previous presidential bid and allies who painstakingly built her an email file of supporters even before she formally announced her second run. But Trump had zoomed to 2.1 million donors in the last three months alone, his campaign has said.

The question now is what the gusher means for the GOP…..

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The FBI and Cops are looking for a Suspect in the widening number of bomb’s found in the NY/NJ area….Breaking… Suspect is Caught…

Update….
NBC New York
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#BREAKING: Ahmad Rahami in custody after shooting police officer in Linden, NJ, source says http://4.nbcny.com/MXbt3W0

While NY City mayor Bill deBlasio was hesitant to use the word the ‘terrorism’ , and Foreign involvement when NY Police had responded to the first blast in the Chelsea section of Manhattan…..That does NOT seem to be the case….

Several other small devices have been found in New York City and close in New Jersey…

The FBI and the NY Joint Terrorist Task for Cops and Feds have announced that they are looking for one  naturalized citizen of Afghan descent, Ahmad Khan Rahami.

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, who said on Sunday that the attack did not appear to have a link to international terrorism, said new evidence might change that thinking.

“I would not be surprised if we did have a foreign connection to the act,” he said on CNN on Monday morning.

Mr. Rahami was born on Jan. 23, 1988, in Afghanistan. His last known address was in Elizabeth, N.J. He is described as about 5 feet 6 inches tall and about 200 pounds. Mr. Rahami has brown hair, brown eyes and brown facial hair.

A law enforcement official, who agreed to speak about the investigation only on the condition of anonymity, said they had evidence that Mr. Rahami was connected not just to the Manhattan explosion in the Chelsea neighborhood, but also to a bombing that took place earlier on Saturday on the Jersey Shore.

The city’s police commissioner, James O’Neill, directed the entire patrol force of the New York Police Department – 36,0000 officers – to step up their vigilance and be on the alert for Mr. Rahami.

Dozens of officers and federal agents were zeroing in on locations in New Jersey. At the same time, more than 1,000 officers from the city police force’s Critical Response Command and Emergency Service Unit were working to secure New York City landmarks, commuter hubs and other sensitive sites.

By midmorning on Monday, the police had handled dozens of calls for suspicious packages.

Hours before Mr. Rahami’s name was released, the police discovered five pipe bombs near a train station in Elizabeth, detonating one of them overnight as they sought to disarm them. Before dawn, agents conducted a series of raids in the New Jersey city…..

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Polling Update for September 18, 2016….

Sunday, September 18

Minnesota: Trump vs. Clinton vs. Johnson vs. Stein

Star Tribune

Clinton 44, Trump 38, Johnson 6, Stein 2      Clinton +6

Pennsylvania: Trump vs. Clinton vs. Johnson vs. Stein

Morning Call

Clinton 40, Trump 32, Johnson 14, Stein 5     Clinton +8

General Election: Trump vs. Clinton

LA Times/USC Tracking

Clinton 41, Trump 48      Trump +7

President Obama Job Approval

Gallup

Approve 52, Disapprove 44      Approve +8

…for more info about the above …Real Clear Politics….

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The LATimes/USC Tracking poll has consistently show Trump ahead of Clinton when other polling has not….

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The Hillary Clinton Birther Thing?…

Reince Priebus takes his marching orders from Team Trump these days. 

Republicans are really trying to make this “Hillary Clinton was the original birther” claim stick. Both Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway and Republican National Committee Chair Reince Priebus pushed this on Face the Nation Sunday morning. According to Priebus:

Well, I think that it was something that got started in the 2008 presidential campaign. Whose fault it was, you know, Hillary Clinton herself, her supporters, her interns, her staffers.

This is … something else.

Conway not only tried to pin birtherism on Clinton, she also continued to make the ludicrous claim that Trump “put the issue to rest when he got President Obama to release his birth certificate years later”—even though Trump continued to push birther conspiracy theories for years.

Meanwhile, David Axelrod, who has not exactly been carrying Hillary Clinton’s water of late, tweeted that “I am no fan of Mark Penn but, so far as I know, he never publicly or privately promoted Birther lie, as Team @realDonaldTrump has charged.”

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