Hillary Rodham Nixon — Even He Didn’t Destroy The Tapes
Scandal: RNC Chairman Reince Priebus reminds us of the similarity between the 18-1/2-minute gap that doomed a presidency and an email server wiped clean by a lawyer who served on a Watergate committee staff.
Hillary Clinton should know better, know that the cover-up is often worse than any crime, for she once worked as a member of the impeachment inquiry staff for the House Judiciary Committee investigating the “third-rate burglary” at the Watergate Hotel that doomed Richard Nixon’s presidency.
The end came when tapes of presidential conversations were found and became public knowledge with one tape containing that famous 18-1/2-minute gap of erased silence that spoke volumes about the cover-up of the break-in at DNC headquarters.
As RNC Chair Reince Preibus notes, as Richard Nixon’s claim that “I am not a crook” unraveled, it was due to the fact that he did not destroy those tapes when he could have. Maybe it was vanity, stubbornness or just garden variety stupidity and arrogance, but he didn’t burn them or wipe them clean, even if it might have saved his presidency.
Hillary Clinton has, in different words, said that she is not a crook and that she did nothing wrong in having a private email account on a personal server through which she conducted all her government business in violation of both the letter and spirit of federal statutes.
We may never know due to the fact that, as House Select Committee on Benghazi Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., reports, that server has been wiped clean — after any Benghazi-related emails it contained were subpoenaed by the Benghazi panel.
“While it is not clear precisely when Secretary Clinton decided to permanently delete all emails from her server, it appears she made the decision after October 28, 2014 when the Department of State for the first time asked the Secretary to return her public record to the department,” Gowdy said in a statement.
What emails were returned to State were done so in paper form, unsearchable electronically, and were carefully selected by Hillary’s “plumbers,” led by Chief of Staff Cheryl Mills, so as not to include any that were potentially embarrassing or politically damaging to her ambitions to be president.
Like her decision to set up a personal server and email account, this indicates a premeditated decision to deceive the American people and obstruct justice.
Richard Nixon may have covered up a criminal enterprise but at least he did not destroy the final incriminating evidence.
We now know that Mrs. Clinton had multiple personal email accounts on her server and, as the New York Times has reported, used those accounts to discuss Benghazi with aides using their own personal accounts, making it a lie that she sent all her official business emails to people at their government addresses.
Even if that were true, it would be an insurmountable task to find all the possible recipients and any and all emails sent from Hillary’s server.
One of the emails that has been found came after House Republicans grilled a State Department official about security lapses at the Benghazi compound.
“Did we survive the day?” Mrs. Clinton asked.
The real question is whether her presidential candidacy will survive the day. If she truly has nothing to hide she will turn over that server to neutral and impartial computer-forensic experts. Failing that, she should withdraw from presidential contention.
Of course, it may not just be the secrets of Benghazi, such as the origin of the video lie, that server contained, but information on the relationship between her actions as secretary of state and donations to the Clinton Foundation.
Team Hillary says she will survive because, as the saying goes, she is not a crook. We need that server to determine what she truly is — and what she did.
Influx of Central American Teen and Family Arrivals Continues
More than 2,000 illegal alien juveniles have been apprehended and taken into federal custody in each of the last several months, according to DHS statistics. While Obama administration officials emphasize that these numbers are lower than last year, they are still the second highest level ever for arrests of illegal alien minors, about midway between 2013 and 2014 levels. Most of those apprehended are male teenagers, with the largest number from Guatemala. The statistics confirm that Central Americans still see a strong incentive to head to the United States now, and that the drop in apprehensions reported last August and September was temporary.
While taking custody of roughly 2,000 illegal alien juveniles per month since the start of the 2015 fiscal year last October, ICE reports removing well under 200 juveniles per month. The largest number of these (41 percent) were sent home to Mexico.
The majority of illegal alien juveniles taken into ICE custody are ultimately released to family members in the United States, and only a small number are ever repatriated. About 90 percent of the recent Central American arrivals who had hearings scheduled last summer and fall failed to appear at their immigration hearings and have melted into the larger illegal alien population.
The following chart shows trends in the number of illegal alien minors booked into ICE custody after arrest by either the Border Patrol, port inspectors, or ICE agents in the interior.
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Some Super-Sized Union Dues: The SEIU stands to rake in billions by unionizing fast-food workers
To the SEIU, the millions spent on unionizing fast-food workers may make the SEIU billions in union dues.
In the Spring of 2010, the Service Employees International Union’s ambitious plan to unionize fast-food workers was exposed.
Although the SEIU’s plan changed slightly from the orginal draft, the basic premise of tying the union’s campaign to unionize fast-food workers to a “living wage campaign” has not changed all that much.
However, it wasn’t until November 2012, that the SEIU launched the first of several fast-food “strikes” (most of the so-called strikers are not actual employees but paid-SEIU protesters) and its “Fight for $15 (and a union)” campaign commenced.
Since then, the SEIU has spent tens of millions—an astounding $38 million was spent in 2013 alone, according to Worker Center Watch—on its campaign to unionize fast-food workers.
The SEIU has engaged in one of the largest and most aggressive industry-wide corporate campaigns in the history of U.S. unions.
It has staged protests, engaged other liberal groups in a public smear campaign against the industry giant, McDonalds, and is helping workers file charges against fast-food chains with agencies like OSHA and the National Labor Relations Board.
As the millions of dollars in dues money the SEIU is spending on its campaign is staggering, one must wonder what the potential payoff might be to the SEIU.
Given the amount of fast-food employees in the United States, that is fairly easy to calculate.
In 2013, there were 3,653,168 fast food restaurant employees in the U.S., according toone source.
Unions survive on the payment of union dues. The SEIU’s minimum union dues (for workers making between $5,000 and $16,000 per year) are $27 per month.
If the SEIU’s efforts pay off and the union succeeds in unionizing even one third (1,217,723) of the nation’s fast-food workers, the SEIU stands to rake in up to $34,336,521 per month.
That’s $412,038,252 every year in dues alone–or over $1.2 billion over the course of a three-year contract.
For a part-time fast-food worker making $9 per hour, that part-time worker would work three hours every month just to pay union dues. [Again, those are the minimum dues, according to the SEIU’s own constitution.]
In addition, with the high turnover rate in the fast-food industry, for every new worker hired, the SEIU would also receive initiation fees.
Now, if it prevails, that is one super-sized payday for the SEIU.