US Federal Bureau of Investigation – gets sued

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Freedom of Information Act

Bring on the lawsuits

Last week it was announced that a prominent LA lawyer was suing the FBI seeking information on the warrant that led to its seizure of Anthony Weiner’s computer in the Hillary Clinton email case.

The famed lawyer happens to be L.A. based E. Randol Schoenberg, a former president of the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust, who was able to successfully reclaim Jewish owned art that was looted by the Nazis.

His interest in the case came about due to the timing of the announcement of the warrant, which happened to be just days away from the election.

Randol seems to think that maybe the FBI did not have probable cause and more importantly that, he suspects that someone working for Donald Trump may have provided a false lead to the FBI.

That accusation in and of itself is pretty serious.

On the other side of the fence we have Vice who announced today that they were suing the FBI for details into Trump, the Clintons and of course Breibart News.

Vice wants to learn more about the FBI’s disclosures, those bothersome behind the scenes deals and of the actions that they took throughout the Clinton email investigations, and those rather pesky leaks that came days before the election.

Vice would like for the FBI to release or be forced to release details that might help to clear up the FBI’s crucial role as well as the role of other agencies in what might possibly go down as one of the most controversial presidential elections in US history.

Some of what the Vice FOIA lawsuit is looking for the FBI to disclose seems to be pretty specific and straight forward:

The possibility of the FBI violating the Hatch Act by allegedly using its authority to influence the course of a Presidential election

Information about those leaks by the FBI to the media and political operatives with regards to FBI investigations of Hillary

Any and all itel pertaining to the FBI’s communications with Breibart news and it’s chairman Steve Bannon, former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, Fox News and it’s hosts Bret Baier and Sean Hannity, former NYC mayor and adviser to Trump, Rudy Giuliani and Republican strategist and Trump campaign adviser Roger Stone.

White nationalist Richard Spencer and his National Policy Institute and the so called “alt-right”

And finally, Vice would really like to know more about the FBI’s alleged internal discontent with regards to how the bureau handled the Hillary Clinton Investigations.

Judicial Watch did already start a lawsuit back in October seeking Videos of Depositions in Hillary Clinton Email Case.

Others are lining up to have FBI Director James Comey and the FBI investigated and sued. So this list, it’s might just grow.

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While it’s highly frowned upon, Director James Comey may have been influenced to handle things the way he did by others. Others that are higher up in the food chain than he is. 

He may also have had bad intel to work with too.

In the end the question really becomes:

Will the lawsuits prove fruitful or will they simply leave more questions than answers on the table?

President Obama, employes individuals that work at the pleasure of the president.

President Elect Donald Trump will have individuals working for him, that also work for the pleasure of the president.

The issues that we face are, one leader is leaving the oval office and so is his team while another stepping into the oval office, bringing his own team on board and both have differing agendas.

While some truths may come to light, others may never be known to anyone outside of certain circles regardless of who gets sued, particularly when one is suing the US Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Cristal M Clark

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US Presidential Election – Time for a Real Investigation

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Over the last week we’ve seen headlines ranging from Russian Hackers swung the 2016 US Presidential Election, Fake News swung the 2016 Presidential Election, to James Comey caused Hillary Clinton to lose the 2016 Presidential Election.

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Now some of the electors are pushing to have an intelligence report on Trump to see if he is even fit to serve given his relationship with Russia and ties to Russia and it’s government, this after several electors heard that the intelligence community believes that Russia may have influenced this election.

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The media is reporting on it, President Obama asked the CIA to investigate it, but also asked them not to disclose the findings with the public, members of the CIA have come forward indicating that Russia somehow hacked or was able to swing the election in Donald Trump’s favor, and Sen. Harry Reid accused FBI Director James Comey of covering up a Russian hack of the 2016 Presidential Election…

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Initially, the accusations were about fake news being the reason Hillary lost the election and I felt that was absurd because the reality is, if someone believes in the fake news story no matter what it is, it is because they want to, they want to believe the story that was told.

The idea that the mainstream media, fake news/disinformation from the media or a news outlet in any way, shape or form, drives public opinion is absurd to me.

That amounts to telling the public they are mindless fools who can’t possibly make a decision without CNN or Fox News or any media outlet telling them what that decision should be.

If anyone believes that the media is really all that influential, they should get out and start talking to real people without a camera rolling…

But here we are, once again and more seriously questioning the 2016 Presidential Election and Donald Trump’s Win. 

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Enough is enough already, if anyone feels that the election was somehow hacked by Russia or Russian hackers, or compromised in any way, prove it instead of simply going to the media and reporting to them what is only speculation or theory.

Prove it, do something about it and call it good.

If no-one has proof of anything it’s time to drop it and move the hell on already.

As to James Comey? Harry Reid needs to lay off of the viagra and then going after the director of the FBI. The Director should be the least of Harry Reid’s worries at this stage.

The entire campaign leading up to the election made America look like a joke in the eyes of other nations, not to mention a great many american citizens, but this takes the cake if anyone within the US Government thinks, suspects or feels, that the US Presidential Election was somehow compromised by outside influences and yet those individuals are doing nothing to prove it.

Save for confuse voters and create distrust with the election process…right before a new leader is poised to head into office.

IF Donald Trump did not win the election rightfully, then something must be done and it must be done before he sets one foot into the oval office.

Of course Donald Trump, the Republican party and those that voted for him feel that he won fairly, however, the accusations that are now circulating are bit more serious than just fake news and disinformation.

These types of accusations warrant an investigation.

If those that are talking currently have no proof of anything, then it’s time to let it go already so that we can end the year peacefully and with some shred of faith in the election process.

Many citizens across this nation had already lost faith in the election process, with the new accusations it’s gotten worse.

This is not something to leave on the table right before a new leader heads into office, especially when the accused is a foreign state, a very powerful foreign state.

Either way, enough is enough.

It is time to begin a proper investigation if for no other reason than it is, the responsibility of the United States Government to restore public trust in the election process, particularly since the United States Government had a very large hand in tarnishing that trust.

Cristal M Clark

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Donald Trump and his dream team

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Are they just yes men or tyrants?

A yes man:

“A weak person who always agrees with their political leader or their superior at work.”

A tyrant:

“a cruel and oppressive ruler”

A lot of talk hitting the newswire this past week and over the weekend with regards to President Elect Donald Trump’s top picks:

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Head of the CIA – Mike Pompeo

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National Security Adviser – retired Lt. Gen Mike Flynn

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Attorney General – Jeff Sessons

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Head of DHS possibly – Kris Kobach

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Chief Strategist – Stephen K Bannon

In looking at each pick outwardly they seem like very intelligent well thought out choices, each one of these men in fact, have shown that they care deeply for America.

Whether you agree with how they might accomplish that, is another story. Some backed idea’s in the past that are no longer acceptable and in some cases legal. But if you wanted a team that truly cares about our nation, Trump seems to be picking them.

The downside of all of this:

While President Elect Donald Trump’s team seems to be well put together, the question remains can they serve this nation as just men, yes men or tyrants?

Each has some pretty straight forward thoughts on how to handle things, in fact Pompeo supports waterboarding still. Sessions has been slated to undo decades of progress according to CNN and he was denied a federal judgeship for making racist comments, Bannon is said to be a racist and the good Gen. Flynn was fired from his job at the pentagon because he can be a wee bit combative and is also highly critical of muslims.

That is just the tip of the iceberg of issues the media and public have with this dream team…

Trump’s FCC team dislikes net neutrality and broadband subsidies for low income Americans while, Jason Miller a spokesman for Trump will not back FBI director James Comey who I believe Trump will need in the long run because right now, he is highly viewed as balance. He is not a tyrant or a yes man.

“Power is a dangerous thing. Be careful that you don’t abuse it or let it make a tyrant of you.” – Louisa May Alcott

The problem:

Trump has already begun the process of distancing himself from a public that voted him into office. His team lacks the human being factor, the ability to read, listen and hear the public that it will now serve.

Trump’s team is lacking that key figure that will tell he and his team just what they don’t want to hear and that is needed. They don’t have to like it but in order to relate to the public they serve, they need that key figure who can look each in the eye and tell them how this nation will feel as changes are made and then implemented.

Trump would do well to remember, to take into account and to understand a big part of the reason he was voted in is because the nation felt unheard by our leaders. Leaders, elected officials, congressmen, etc, were just doing what they wanted and we as a nation, wanted to see that changed.

Now is not the time to stop listening.

Trump’s team lacks any and all empathy for the good of man, the powerful voice of empathy and understanding is missing.

Sure, you can tell people that you hear them repeat what they said but you cannot fake the empathy that goes along with that.

Don’t get me wrong, President Elect Donald Trump is a great actor, learned from his reality show no doubt, but empathy cannot be taught.

If you cannot feel empathy, the nation will see that and that will cause unrest among the nation he will soon serve.

This is a key element many leaders throughout history simply did not have and ultimately it ended up being part of the reason they failed.

I had a boss once who could tell you that the sky was falling and you’d walk away pretty okay with it.

Trump and his team lack that ability currently.

Trump and his team are missing that powerful voice. The one person who can help them tell a nation both the good and the bad.

So the question remains, now that President Donald Trump is moving forward with his top pick’s will President Donald Trump and his men be men or monsters?

Cristal M Clark

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