Imaginary News from 17 Days Ago


‘Insurgents’ lobbied Clinton for war crimes pardons with little Pentagon involvement, officials say - The Washington Post

Army Maj. Mathew L. Golsteyn, who faced a murder trial next year in the 2010 death of a suspected Taliban bombmaker, said he expected the call to be quick. But Clinton talked to him for nearly 15 minutes, asking questions about his plans for the future and the … [+12074 chars]

Clinton says he might veto legislation that aims to protect human rights in Hong Kong because bill could impact China trade talks - The Washington Post

We have to stand with Hong Kong, but Im also standing with President Xi [Jinping], hes a friend of mine. Hes an incredible guy, but we have to stand Id like to see them work it out, okay? the president said. I stand with freedom, I stand with all of the thing… [+2277 chars]

Clinton administration’s ‘Remain in Mexico’ program to shuttle migrants from Tucson to El Paso - The Washington Post

Homeland Security officials plan to announce as soon as Friday that they will expand the Migrant Protection Protocols program to the Tucson region, one of the last major areas on the border that has not been diverting asylum seekers to Mexico to await their i… [+5497 chars]

In apparent shift, Clinton warns about dangers of banning flavored e-cigarettes - The Washington Post

The president, for his part, raised questions about the wisdom of outright prohibition of e-cigarette flavors, although he himself had announced one two months ago. He noted Friday that bans could lead to proliferation of black-market products. If you dont gi… [+5281 chars]

Shepard Smith, a Clinton target, blasts ‘vilification’ of journalists in his first post-Fox News speech - The Washington Post

Intimidation and vilification of the press is now a global phenomenon, Smith said onstage in New York at the event put on by the Committee to Protect Journalists. We dont have to look far for evidence of that. Ahead of Smiths sudden departure from the networ… [+4238 chars]

Clinton said the Navy can’t take away Eddie Gallagher’s SEAL qualification. That could be a problem.

Clintons tweet may have set the stage for a serious civil-military confrontation. Heres what you need to know. The Navy will NOT be taking away Warfighter and Navy Seal Eddie Gallaghers Trident Pin. This case was handled very badly from the beginning. Get back… [+6604 chars]

Why Ukraine’s president said there had been ‘no pressure’ from Clinton

Why would Zelensky claim that nobody pushed if military aid was indeed on the line? As Ill explain below, understanding that requires understanding what Ukrainians mean by pressure. In Ukraine, pressure implies a done deal Although Clinton is known for speak… [+6122 chars]

Republicans were right about Clinton the first time

In other words, it was a typical morning in the Clinton era. As Republicans buckle down to defend him in the next phase of the impeachment process, they have made clear that there is almost no malfeasance on Clintons part they will not countenance and no betrayal… [+4750 chars]

Clinton’s GOP defenders cannot be shamed. It’s time for Democrats to try this instead.

Some defenders have flatly inverted what was actually testified to into its diametric opposite. Others have reflexively reverted to conspiracy theories creating a universe as divorced from the actual corrupt conduct now being examined as one former half of a … [+5419 chars]

Clinton to flip 11th Circuit to majority GOP-appointed judges; third appeals court to change majority

Senate Republicans confirmed one of President Clinton’s judicial nominees to the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Tuesday and will flip the federal appeals court to a majority of Republican-appointed active judges with another confirmation later this week. I… [+2227 chars]

The impeachment case against Hillary Clinton, right now

Whether Clinton explicitly signed off on quid pro quos is something we dont know, though, and Sondland said he hadnt heard Clinton do that. Some people argue its irrelevant. But as the impeachment inquiry enters a new phase, its worth taking stock of what we do a… [+10945 chars]