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FBI Director Comey in the end kept his word to Congress….

And that took him into a Political firestorm….

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The NY Times does an ‘inside’ story giving a view of the Director and tries to lay out how things happened in the Abedin/Weiner computer email case and The Paul Manafort Russian connection case how and why James Comey choose to go ahead and do something he promised US House Republican’s, who grilled him about the Clinton emails,( and would like nothing better than to have her charged in the case to open the Presidency for Donald Trump) that IS causing him and his agency (And the Dept of Justice heartburn) and the wrath of of the Clinton Campaign and  Democrats…..

The F.B.I. and Justice Department faced a hard decision in two investigations this past summer that had the potential to rock the presidential election. The first case involved Donald J. Trump’s campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, and secretive business dealings in Ukraine. The second focused on Hillary Clinton’s relationships with donors to her family foundation.

At the urging of the Justice Department, the F.B.I. agreed not to issue subpoenas or take other steps that would make the cases public so close to the election, according to federal law enforcement officials.

Against this backdrop, the decision of the F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, to send a letter to Congress last week about a renewed inquiry concerning Mrs. Clinton’s emails is not just a departure from longstanding policy; it has plunged the F.B.I. and the Justice Department directly into the election, precisely what Justice officials were trying to avoid.

Mr. Comey’s letter, which he sent over the objections of the Justice Department, stirred outrage across party lines. It unleashed a torrent of news that laid bare the government’s internal deliberations and exposed the infighting and occasional mistrust between rank-and-file F.B.I. agents and senior department officials.

Since Mr. Comey’s revelation, the F.B.I. has hurried to analyze a cache of emails belonging to one of Mrs. Clinton’s aides, Huma Abedin. It is increasingly unlikely that the review will be complete by Election Day, F.B.I. officials said, although they said there was a chance they could offer updates before Nov. 8…

Daniel C. Richman, an adviser to Mr. Comey and a Columbia University law professor, argued that despite the backlash, Mr. Comey’s decision to inform Congress preserved the F.B.I.’s independence, which will ultimately benefit the next president.

“Those arguing that the director should have remained silent until the new emails could be reviewed — even if that process lasted, or was delayed, until after the election — give too little thought to the governing that needs to happen after November,” Mr. Richman said. “If the F.B.I. director doesn’t have the credibility to keep Congress from interfering in the bureau’s work and to assure Congress that a matter has been or is being looked into, the new administration will pay a high price.”

Former senior law enforcement officials in both parties, though, say Mr. Comey’s decision to break with Justice Department guidelines caused these problems…

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This NY Times piece is an attempt to give a pushback on the negative’s thrown at Director Comey and to explain from HIS point of view why he did what he did….

The man WAS in a BAD place no matter what.

Comey has has NOT spoken publicly about this…..

Comey and Atty Gen Lynch had a meeting to discuss things today…..

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Democrats ask Comey to reveal FBI looks at Trump staff possible Russian connections…

After going thru the past weekends Media hysteria about FBI Director Comey’s letter announcing that the FBI would begin searching Hillary Clinton close aide Huma Abedin and her estranged husband Anthony Weiner’s laptop in connection with a look at Weiner’s sexing across state lines due to State Dept. texts being on the computer?

Democrats are pushing back by demanding that the FBI Director explain why he hasn’t commented publicly about possible Russian influence in hacking Democratic emails exclusively and about ties to Russia by people who worked and supported Trump and could become conduits to Russia if Trump where to become President…

On August 30, several leading House Democrats sent their own letter to Comey citing Stone and Page. That letter also noted Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort’s past work for a pro-Russian party in Ukraine, as well as Trump advisor and former Defense Intelligence Agency director Gen. Michael Flynn’s attendance at a December 2015 dinner in Moscow where he sat at a table with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

NBC reported Monday that the FBI has begun a preliminary inquiry into Manafort’s foreign business connections. CNN also reported in August the FBI is investigating the role Manafort’s lobbying firm might have played in alleged political corruption in Ukraine, where Manafort advised the ousted president Viktor Yankovych; it is not clear whether those reports describe the same investigation.

Democrats have pursued the “double standard” complaint aired by the Clinton officials today for weeks. When Comey testified at a September 28 House Judiciary Committee hearing, Democrats pressed him on his public discussion of the Clinton email case—Comey announced in July that he would recommend no charges in that inquiry, though he also criticized Clinton and her aides—while refusing to comment on whether the FBI has pursued questions about Trump’s ties with Russia.

“Has the FBI interviewed Roger Stone about his communications with Julian Assange or his knowledge of how WikiLeaks got these illegally obtained documents?” Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY.) asked Comey.

“I can’t comment on that,” Comey replied.

“Mr. Stone stated that he has knowledge about upcoming leaks of additional illegally hacked documents,” Nadler stated. “Has the FBI asked him about those communications?”

“I also can’t comment on that,” Comey said. “I don’t want to confirm whether there is or is not an investigation.”

“Is there a different standard for Secretary Clinton and Donald Trump—and if not, what is the consistent standard?” Nadler asked.

“Our standard is we do not confirm or deny the existence of investigations. There is an exception for that when there is a need for the public to be reassured,” Comey said. “Our overwhelming rule is we do not comment except in certain exceptional circumstances.”

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Is the FBI investigating any of Trump’s people?

Uh, Oh?

Is House Democratic Rep. Cummings outing the Clinton response to the FBI looking at the Abedin/Weiner computer emails?

Is the FBI looking at a Russian Connection( Business or Wikileaks or even the Trump Foundation) with any of Trump’s people or Trump himself?

If it’s discovered after the election that the FBI was investigating anyone associated with Donald Trump, “then I have no idea how Director Comey will be able to explain his actions,” Rep. Elijah Cummings, top Democrat on House Oversight and Government Reform Cmte, says in statement.

Says, “I do not know how Director Comey will justify his decision to withhold information relating to Trump while publicly announcing ongoing investigative steps against his opponent just days before the election”….

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Political Roundup For October 31, 2016…Trump to campaign in Blue States?…RRH Elections…

Good morning everyone, welcome to the week. Happy Reformation Day to any Protestants celebrating. And happy Halloween. May you have a very spooky Monday.

Presidential News:

Hillary: Well, the big story continues to be that not only is Hillary Clinton potentially re-exposed to criminal charges, but that she is going all in on attacking President Obama’s non-partisan FBI Director, James Comey. Comey was previously lauded by Democrats for offering compelling testimony against Bush Administration officials in 2007, and for his measured press conference in July of this year. Now, however, Democrats are quite willing to go back on their earlier words.

More Clinton: Chris Wallace of Fox News successfully got Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook to concede that statements by both Clinton and John Podesta alleging that Comey’s letter went only to Republican members of the House was false. Mook claimed that they just didn’t look at the second page of the letter. That is … less than reassuring.

AG-Lynch: In an under-reported story over the weekend, one leak confirmed that Attorney General Loretta Lynch tried to dissuade FBI Director Comey from sending his Friday letter. It’s amazing that this isn’t being covered more heavily. If a GOP Attorney General had pressured an independent FBI Director not to do something, the headlines would be “AG tried to tamper with internal FBI process to protect political pals.”

Trump: Reports from a speech Trump gave in Albuquerque on Sunday night say that Trump argued that Hillary will let 650 million new immigrants into the country, tripling its size. While that seems unlikely to me, go big or go home, I suppose.

More Trump: It looks like Trump will be expending significant efforts in a variety of blue states over the next 8 days. Wisconsin, New Mexico, and Michigan top the list. It’s a move that makes sense as a Hail Mary. Why keep investing in Florida, Ohio, and North Carolina when winning them all doesn’t get you to 270. It’s a classic McCain-gambles-on-Pennsylvania type move.

Christie: New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was offered the VP slot on the Trump ticket. But then former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort faked some plane trouble to give Mike Pence another opportunity to lobby Trump. Pence got the gig, obviously. Probably a smart move, given that the Bridgegate trial is going on this very minute…

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FBI Director was warned his action was NOT according to regular DOJ policy…

…from the Washington Post….

Senior Justice Department officials warned the FBI that Director James B. Comey’s decision to notify Congress about renewing the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server was not consistent with long-standing practices of the department, according to officials familiar with the discussions.

Comey told Justice officials that he intended to inform lawmakers of newly discovered emails. These officials told him the department’s position “that we don’t comment on an ongoing investigation. And we don’t take steps that will be viewed as influencing an election,” said one Justice official who spoke on condition of anonymity to describe the high-level conversations.

“Director Comey understood our position. He heard it from Justice leadership,” said the official. “It was conveyed to the FBI, and Comey made an independent decision to alert the Hill. He is operating independently of the Justice Department. And he knows it.”

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It appears that Republican lead House hearings weighted heavily on the directors mind…..Comey DID admit that the newly found material is unkown in content…But Republicans and the Media have cast this in terms of Hillary Clinton instead of Comey’s worry about how the FBI would look if he followed regular procedure and examined the material first….

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U.S. Economy Grew a healthy 2.9% in 3rd Quarter…

Good News for Americans and the Democrats!….

The recovery continues from the 2008/2009 economic crisis President Obama had dropped in his lap….

The American economy moved into a higher gear last quarter, expanding at an annual rate of 2.9 percent and riding continued strength among consumers and a better performance in global trade.

The Commerce Department’s report on the nation’s gross domestic product, released Friday, is the next-to-last snapshot of the overall economy before voters go to the polls on Nov. 8. Americans will also get to gauge the economic fortunes of the nation from the monthly unemployment figures to be released on Nov. 4.

While the pace of economic growth in the third quarter fell well short of previous achievements, the latest data represented a significant improvement from the first half of 2016. Economists also said the gains were probably strong enough to reassure Federal Reserve policy makers that it was safe to raise the benchmark interest rate when they meet in December.

“This is a good, solid number,” said Gus Faucher, deputy chief economist at PNC Financial Services in Pittsburgh. “The economy is growing at a decent clip. Consumer spending will continue to lead growth, and the fundamentals there remain positive.”

For all the quarterly blips, the ups and downs on Wall Street and the back and forth between political parties, the American economy remains largely on the same trajectory since the recovery began more than seven years ago: slow but consistent growth.

The bigger picture has remained remarkably steady since the start of the recovery, with yearly growth in the range of 1.75 percent to 2.75 percent. From 2010 to 2015, the economy grew at an average annual rate of 2.6 percent…..

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Open Thread for October 27, 2016…Fighting the Democrats…

Donald J. Trump is NOT gonna be the next President….

Even Trump KNOWS this….

All the talk from the Media that the Republican Party is gonna fall apart in a political street fight is simply noise…

They will survive …

The thing that is messed up is the comments from the Republican US House Representative from Utah , who like his loser Presidential candidate, is threatening to continue  trying to beat down the winner of the 2016 Presidential election….

To win that election ?

Millions of American’s will mnake a choice…

In my mind it’s all right to NOT be happy with the election results…

But this thing of DELIBERATELY try to derail the wishes of the MAJORITY of American voters is wrong and UN-American…

Representative Jason Chafffetz needs to find other things to do besides trying to run his own crusade to nullify the wishes of the Majority of Americans’s wishes who will be electing the first Woman President…

The last Republican House that did this is fighting for his political life in California…

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Political Roundup for October 27, 2016…Trump properties ads….RRH Elections

Today at noon we will publish the next installment of our General Election Preview series, focusing on Local races and Public Service Commissioners.

President:

Hillary: Hillary Clinton’s 33,000 missing e-mails may not be missing after all. Newly released FBI notes suggest that they still exist in several locations and that they could be recovered, if only someone would impanel a grand jury and seize them. This means we will most likely spend the first few years of the Hillary Clinton presidency talking about the scandal the MSM never bothered to focus on during the Presidential campaign.

Trump: With less than two weeks before Election Day, Donald Trump evidently wants swing voters to know that the Trump National Doral Miami golf resort got recognized by Successful Meetings Magazine for its renovation, among many other honors and distinctions. While campaigning for President of the United States Donald Trump spends a lot of time hawking his own businesses. So it is no surprise that 13 days before Election Day Donald Trump was in the battleground state of Washington, DC promoting one of his new hotels.

Trump: This is an actually Donald Trump ad! WTF people? His campaign actually spent money to make THIS and is paying to run it on Indian-American TV.

Trump: When the Republican candidate for Vice President is campaigning in Utah with 13 days to go you know things are not going well for the Republican presidential campaign. Mike Pence visited Utah to fight the McMullinmentum sweeping the Beehive state.

Hillary: Director Joss Whedon has released a new 2 minute web ad for his pro-Hillary Clinton Super PAC. It is no Firefly. Sad!

Hillary: Morgan Freeman really does narrate everything! Freeman is narrating Hillary Clinton’s latest campaign ad.

Johnson: The bottom seems to be falling out of Gary Johnson’s poll numbers. It is crazy to think about the opportunity the former two term Governor of New Mexico has squandered.

Johnson: Johnson has scored the endorsement of Rep. Scott Rigell (R) who has cut a web ad for him….

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GOP Rep. Chaffetz wants to waste your money contuning to investigate Hillary Clinton…

Donald Trump has taken heat for saying he’d try to put Hillary Clinton in jail….

The House Oversight Committee Chair Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) says he’ll join the effort using taxpayers money….

Politics at its worst…

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“It’s a target-rich environment,” Chaffetz told the Washington Post in a story out Wednesday. “Even before we get to Day One, we’ve got two years’ worth of material already lined up. She has four years of history at the State Department, and it ain’t good.”

Chaffetz, who unendorsed Trump after the “Access Hollywood” tape broke as someone he could not back “in good conscience,” announced in a reversal late Wednesday that he still planned to vote for the GOP nominee. Yet his comments to the Post suggest he is already thinking far past Election Day, and focused on making the most of his position in a Republican-controlled House if Clinton wins.

“She’s not getting a clean slate,”….

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….Chaffetz’s timing stinks. Republicans are desperately trying to argue they aren’t like the unhinged Trump who calls his opponent “Crooked Hillary” and threatens to “lock her up.” Here comes Chaffetz to announce, nope, the Republicans pretty much want to do the same thing.

Chaffetz may have pulled his endorsement from Trump but he has not shed the Trump mind-set that is leading the GOP into the political wilderness. He’s daring voters who want politicians to work together to throw out the GOP House majority. He’s telling us Trump is different in degree, not in kind, from his fellow Republicans. Now there’s a brilliant strategy for a party struggling for its life….

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Trump…I’ll school the General’s…

Donald Trump’s tough talk  and chest thumping about something he has NO real experience or knowledge of…

Donald Trump says he has lessons for a military expert who criticized his analysis of the battle to retake the Iraqi city of Mosul from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

“I’ve been hearing about Mosul now for three months,” he told ABC News’s George Stephanopoulos Wednesday. “’We’re going to attack, we’re going to attack.’ Why do they have to say three months before the attack, ‘We’re going in?’”

“Don’t talk about it,” the Republican presidential nominee added. “[It’s the] element of surprise. So you can tell your military expert that I’ll sit down and I’ll teach him a couple of things.”

Trump was criticizing Jeff McCausland, a retired Army colonel and former dean of the Army War College in Carlisle, Pa.

McCausland panned Trump’s opinion of the military offensive to retake Mosul from ISIS after it began last week.

“What this shows is Trump doesn’t know a damn thing about military strategy,” he said of Trump’s remarks on the Mosul campaign in a New York Times article published Oct. 20…..

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President Obama loses to a Texas Federal Court…Again…

The President has had several incidences of Federal Courts and Judges , sitting in TEXAS,  stop his efforts to use  executive action on several issues…

Another day, another Obama administration regulation blocked nationwide by a federal court in Texas.

A federal judge in Beaumont issued an order Monday night halting enforcement of new rules requiring many U.S. government contractors to disclose labor law violations, including workplace safety violations, when bidding for contracts.

The policy, ordered by President Barack Obama, was to kick in Tuesday for contracts of $50 million or more and next April for contracts worth more than $500,000. The administration’s goal was to deny federal contracts to firms with a history of such infractions.
However, U.S. District Court Judge Marcia Crone blocked the new rules Monday in response to a lawsuit filed by the Associated Builders & Contractors, its southeast Texas affiliate and the National Association of Security Companies. She said the new system went beyond what Congress authorized.

“The Executive Order [and related policies] arrogate to contracting agencies the authority to require contractors to report for public disclosure mere allegations of labor law violations, and then to disqualify or require contractors to enter into premature labor compliance agreements based on their alleged violations of such laws in order to obtain or retain federal contracts. By these actions, the Executive Branch appears to have departed from Congress’s explicit instructions dictating how violations of the labor law statutes are to be addressed,” wrote Crone, an appointee of President George W. Bush.

Crone also said the required disclosures appeared to amount to compelled speech in violation of the First Amendment.

The judge said she “has authority” to impose an injunction “on a nationwide basis and finds that it is appropriate to do so in this case.”
The current deadlock on the Supreme Court makes it particularly attractive for plaintiffs looking to block Obama administration policies to file suit in federal courts in Texas, sometimes directing their cases to particular judges there. Any appeals go to the 5th Circuit, widely viewed as the most conservative federal appeals court in the country.

With the eight-justice high court ideologically split, the federal government could have trouble getting a stay of any injunction, leaving the district court and 5th Circuit rulings to essentially control policy across the nation.

Obama’s 2012 executive actions on immigration were a case in point in this regard. When the Supreme Court split 4-4 on the issue, the 5th Circuit ruling upholding a nationwide injunction was let stand, gutting much of Obama’s immigration legacy.

Another federal court in northern Texas has issued a nationwide injunction barring the Obama administration from enforcing Education Department guidance requiring schools to allow transgender students to use bathroom and changing facilities consistent with their gender identity. That ruling has already been appealed to the 5th Circuit, but appears likely to remain in place for some time, particularly if the Supreme Court remains shorthanded….

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Political Roundup for October 25th, 2016…The Trump loss blame Game…RRH Elections

President:

Clinton: She’s already essentially measuring the drapes, and showing plenty of signs that she has no intention of keeping her promises to the Sanderistas about corporate and trade policy.

Da Governator: Ahnuld has said that if he could, he would have run for President this year. I can’t say I’d have been unhappy if he did/could, because a man most famous for collapsing the shell of the CAGOP in on itself while sporting an atrocious favorability rating and a baby momma scandal would still probably be an above average candidate in our 2016 field. He’d at least have been funny to watch flame out.

Talk-Media: In one of the more amusing political articles I’ve read in a while, a bunch of GOP insiders are gearing up to pin the blame for Trump and the 2016 loss on the “Conservative Media Groups” like Hannity, Limbaugh, O’Reilly, etc. The reasoning is that these mean people have become so influential with America’s right-wing population that they have displaced the normal media party organs and have caused them to lose control of the party’s messaging, therefore leading to Trump beating all the GOP’s “reasonable” candidates. The funniest part is that they are (in classic “Summer of Trump” fashion) either expecting Trump’s likely November loss to somehow get all these voters back to listening to them so they don’t have to change a thing, or taking a more active approach and . . . criticizing them. Because the Jeb Bush strategy of calmly explaining to Trump voters how his candidacy is harming his chance at the family office the Conservative movement worked so well. Its also quite hilarious to see a bunch of GOP media men try to bust out a “the marketplace should punish failure” analogy without a hint of irony after losing the argument over the party’s future to Donald freaking Trump. Lee Atwater is probably rolling in his grave knowing that these chumps are his successors.

Trump: In a revelation that will come as a shock to people numbering in the high single-digits, the celebrity real estate mogul used to have coke-fueled risqué parties back when that was what every rich New Yorker did with all their 80’s money….

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Political Roundup For Monday, October 24, 2016…Trump nice to Down-Ballot Republicans?…RRH Elections…

Good morning folks. Welcome to the week. Fifteen days until this is all over. Please check back at noon today for our next legislative preview installment, covering legislatures in the Midwest.

Also, we are beginning our Vermont Poll. It will be out this Friday!

Presidential News:

Trump: Trump actually said some positive things about down-ballot Republicans, urging his supporters to vote for Republicans in House and Senate races. He couldn’t help add: “I hope they help me too! It’d be nice if they help us too, right?”

Clinton/Wikileaks: Bill Scher says that the Wikileaks emails haven’t taken a toll on Hillary because voters know not to give Russia the boost it wanted from the process, and because they know that other candidates probably have similar emails with their staff. That is … exactly wrong. The Wikileaks emails haven’t flipped the race–though we don’t know that they haven’t affected the polls by stopping some of Trump’s bleeding–because the news media has been far more focused on p**sygate and Trump’s other comments.

Fourth Debate: Ignoring the will of the voters, Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway is floating the idea of a fourth presidential debate between Trump and Hillary. Have we not suffered enough?

Pence: Mike Pence continues to try to direct his running mate into safer ground, but of course it doesn’t work. Still, my level of respect for Pence has gone way up since his VP campaign began….

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Trump receives boo’s for comments directed at Clinton at NYC Al Smith Dinner ….

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton traded digs at the dinner, which is hosted by and supports Catholic Charities….

Trump’s digs got boo’s because the audience though he went too far…

They sat next to each othere with NY Cardinal Dolan sitting in the middle….

In the end?

Clinton left the event upbeat and smiling and working the line…..

Trump ducked out the door without shaking one hand…..

NY Times….

Donald J. Trump began this quadrennial exercise in campaign humility and self-deprecation on Thursday by comparing himself to the son of God — just another “carpenter working for his father” in his youth.

By the end, facing cascading and uncomfortable jeers from a crowd full of white ties and gowns, he had called Hillary Clinton Catholic-hating, “so corrupt” and potentially jail-bound in a prospective Trump administration.

“I don’t know who they’re angry at, Hillary, you or I,” Mr. Trump said sheepishly from the dais, turning to his opponent amid the heckling.

It seemed clear to everyone else. Mr. Trump was being booed at a charity dinner.

So it went at the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner in Manhattan, a presidential campaign ritual of levity and feigned warmth — upended, like so much else in this election season, by the gale-force bid of Mr. Trump.

Breaking with decades of tradition at the gathering once he took the microphone, Mr. Trump set off on a blistering, grievance-filled performance that translated poorly to the staid setting, stunning many of the well-heeled guests who had filed into the Waldorf Astoria hotel for an uncommon spectacle: an attempted détente in a campaign so caustic that the candidates, less than 24 hours earlier, declined to shake hands on a debate stage….

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Washington Post…

Clinton said: “Maybe you saw Donald dismantle his prompter the other day, and I get that. They’re hard to keep up with, and I’m sure it’s even harder when you’re translating from the original Russian.”

Trump smiled and rocked in his seat, his face looking just slightly redder than usual.

Clinton recognized former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg, saying it was a shame he didn’t speak because “I’m curious to hear what a billionaire has to say,” taking a swipe at Trump’s likely exaggerated net worth.

And she gave a shout-out to Trump’s campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway, saying: “She’s working day and night for Donald and because she’s a contractor, he’s probably not even going to pay her.” Conway, who has become subtly critical of her boss, quoted Clinton in a tweet and wrote: “A shout out from @HillaryClinton at #AlSmithDinner.”

As Clinton finished speaking, she received a standing ovation from many in the crowd. Trump clapped, then briefly stood, then sat down again, as if unsure what to do. Lip-readers caught him telling her that she did a good job. As the dinner ended, Trump shook hands with some of the others on the stage, while a line of people wanting to talk with Clinton grew. After a few minutes, Trump and his wife made their way toward the exit.

Before ducking out, Trump flashed the crowd a thumbs up….

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Political Roundup for October 20, 2016…Trump shaming the GOP?…RRH Elections

President:

Trump: At the third presidential debate the Republican candidate for President of the United States refused to state if he would accept the results of the American presidential election if he lost to Hillary Clinton. This was an extraordinary departure from the basic principles that have underpinned American democracy for more than two centuries. The GOP should be ashamed of itself for nominating this man.

Hillary: As part of their efforts to help Donald Trump win the Republican presidential nomination the Hillary Clinton campaign paid agitators to incite violence at Trump rallies during the Republican primaries. The ensuing backlash against the violence the Clinton campaign instigated helped generate attention for Donald Trump and propelled him to victory in the GOP primaries.

McMullin: The latest Emerson College poll of Utah has Evan McMullin winning the state! They have Evan McMullin leading Donald Trump by 4 points, 31% to 27%, with Clinton taking 24%. If McMullin wins Utah it will be the first time in 48 years that a third party candidate has won a state in a presidential election….

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Marco Rubio cautions against Wikileaks…

The Florida Republican Senator  warns that ven though the Wikileaks  Clinton campaign dumps are AGAINST Clinton….

The Republicans COULD have the same happen to them….

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio broke from many in his party when he said Wednesday that Republicans shouldn’t discuss the Hillary Clinton campaign emails published by WikiLeaks, a number of which have created bad optics and real headaches for the Democratic ticket.

Rubio told CNN that “as our intelligence agencies have said, these leaks are an effort by a foreign government to interfere with our electoral process, and I will not indulge it.”
His remarks were first reported by ABC News.

“Further, I want to warn my fellow Republicans who may want to capitalize politically on these leaks: Today it is the Democrats. Tomorrow it could be us,” he told ABC….

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