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September 29, 1941

Seventy-five years ago today.

Babi Yar (Russian: Бабий Яр, Babiy Yar; Ukrainian: Бабин Яр, Babyn Yar) is a ravine in the Ukrainian capital Kiev and a site of massacres carried out by German forces and local collaborators during their campaign against the Soviet Union.

The most notorious and the best documented of these massacres took place from 29–30 September 1941, wherein 33,771 Jews were killed. The decision to kill all the Jews in Kiev was made by the military governor, Major-General Kurt Eberhard, the Police Commander for Army Group South, SS-Obergruppenführer Friedrich Jeckeln, and the Einsatzgruppe C Commander Otto Rasch. It was carried out by Sonderkommando 4a soldiers, along with the aid of the SD and SS Police Battalions backed by the local police. The massacre was the largest mass killing for which the Nazi regime and its collaborators were responsible during its campaign against the Soviet Union and is considered to be “the largest single massacre in the history of the Holocaust” to that particular date, surpassed only by Aktion Erntefest of November 1943 in occupied Poland with 42,000–43,000 victims and the 1941 Odessa massacre of more than 50,000 Jews in October 1941, committed by Romanian troops.

Victims of other massacres at the site included Soviet prisoners of war, communists and Roma. It is estimated that between 100,000 and 150,000 people were killed at Babi Yar during the German occupation.

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Something Tells Me Hillary’s Internal Polling Ain’t So Good

Twitchy: Juanita Broaddrick RIPS Chelsea Clinton’s statement on her father’s affairs

Chelsea Clinton Says Trump’s Rhetoric ‘Far More Troubling’ Than Her Dad’s Sexual Misdeeds. Bill’s Alleged Rape Victim Responds.

Twitchy: Ready for Hillary? Katy Perry pledges to ‘use [her] body as clickbait’ tomorrow

Twitchy: 2016 in a nutshell: When a naked Madonna gets Michelle Malkin and Piers Morgan to agree on something; Update: Deleted! (But we have a screenshot)

Madonna Gets Naked, Joins Katy Perry in Supporting Hillary Clinton

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Sean Penn: Vote Clinton or ‘masturbate our way into hell’ with Trump

As for the black vote slippage….

‘Can’t stop laughing’! Anyone NOT find this Hillary tweet hilariously awful?

When you’ve lost Alfred E. Neuman….

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Kaine and Sanders Not Even Present for a “Present” Vote Against Obama’s Veto

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Can’t be seen voting against the emperor…

(Washington Examiner) – Hillary Clinton’s running mate was one of two senators who skipped a critical vote on Wednesday to override President Obama’s veto of a bill allowing relatives of 9/11 victims to sue the Saudi government.

Despite holding an event 20 minutes away from the Capitol at 9 a.m., Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine was not present when the Senate began voting around noon to override the president’s veto.

In a three-page statement accompanying his veto, Obama had said the bipartisan bill, passed by both chambers of Congress earlier this month, “threatens to reduce the effectiveness of our response to indications that a foreign government has taken steps outside our borders to provide support for terrorism, by taking matters out of the hands of national security and foreign policy professionals and placing them in the hands of private litigants and courts.”

The Senate voted 97-1 to override the veto with House Minority Leader Harry Reid aligning himself with Obama and casting the sole “no” vote. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, who spent Wednesday campaigning with Clinton in New Hampshire, was the only other senator to skip the vote.

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Candyman Comey: More FBI Weekend Docu-Dump Revelations and Senate Grilling on Immunities

FBI Director Comey testifies at Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee in Washington

Catherine Herridge and Pamela K. Browne @ FOX News have more interesting and alarming findings within the latest FBI document dump on the Hillary Clinton email case…

When Romanian hacker “Guccifer” breached Hillary Clinton confidant Sidney Blumenthal’s email account in 2013, it set off an explosive chain of events among a tight circle of Clinton family aides – including one “confidential assistant” whose extensive role in managing some of the former secretary’s mobile devices and computer security requests is only now becoming clear.

The details were contained in the latest document dump of FBI files on Clinton’s personal email use. The FBI chose late Friday afternoon to release nearly 200 highly redacted pages of so-called “302” files from the bureau’s investigation, a release that quickly became overshadowed by the impending presidential debate Monday.

But the files included new details of the tech intervention by Clinton aide Huma Abedin and Clinton Foundation official Justin Cooper – and a third individual, a Hillary Clinton aide named Monica Hanley.

Hanley was interviewed twice by the FBI, on Jan. 11 and June 23. Working for Hillary Clinton as a “confidential assistant,” Hanley joined the State Department in 2009 as Hillary Clinton began her job as secretary of state.
Previously, the 35-year-old worked as an intern for Clinton while she served as a U.S. senator for New York.

In the released documents, Hanley emerged as the go-to staffer often tasked with finding replacements to satisfy Clinton’s chosen use of non-secure BlackBerries. Hanley stated she tried to find BlackBerries for sale on eBay and admitted that she made a trip to a mall in Virginia to try to find devices for sale.

In her interviews, Hanley told the FBI that during her time at the State Department, she learned “specifically how to handle and transport classified information/paper but could not recall who provided the training.”
Two emails from Hanley were marked classified with a c for “confidential,” the lowest level of classification. Fox News first reported some of the emails contained classified markings despite Clinton’s public claims.

The FBI document said “Hanley received a Top Secret/SCI clearance at DoS.” Despite the training, during one trip to Russia, Hanley was specifically criticized for leaving a classified document in a hotel suite she shared with Clinton during the trip. “Hanley was informed by DS (Department of State) that the briefing book and document should have never been in the suite,” the document said.

She was also involved in the response to the hack by Guccifer, whose real name is Marcel Lehel Lazar.

It was during her second interview with the FBI on June 23 that Hanley finally revealed details of a conference call she had with Abedin and top Clinton Foundation fundraiser Cooper as they scrambled “over concerns related to a reported hack by Sidney Blumenthal’s email account” in the spring of 2013, first reported by The Smoking Gun….

Meanwhile, FBI immunity candyman James Comey was in front of the Senate, and will return today, to be grilled about his decision to grant immunity to certain Clinton aides

House Oversight Chairman Jason Chaffetz on Friday disclosed that the FBI granted immunity to Mrs. Clinton’s top aides as part of its probe into whether Mrs. Clinton mishandled classified information. According to Mr. Chaffetz, this “limited” immunity was extended to former chief of staff Cheryl Mills and senior adviser Heather Samuelson, in order to get them to surrender their laptops, which they’d used to sort through Mrs. Clinton’s work-versus-personal emails.

Why the courtesy? “If the FBI wanted any other Americans’ laptops, they would just go get them—they wouldn’t get an immunity deal,” Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan told Politico. He’s right. The FBI merely had to seek a subpoena or search warrant. By offering immunity, the FBI exempted the laptops and their emails as potential evidence in a criminal case.

Beth Wilkinson, who represents Ms. Mills and Ms. Samuelson, says the immunity deals were designed to protect her clients against any related “classification” disputes. This is an admission that both women knew their unsecure laptops had been holding sensitive information for more than a year. Meanwhile, Mr. Comey also allowed Ms. Mills and Ms. Samuelson to serve as lawyers for Mrs. Clinton at her FBI interview—despite having been interviewed as witnesses and offered immunity.

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Was the FBI concerned that Ms. Mills in the fall of 2013 (after Congress began investigating the Benghazi attacks) called Mr. Pagliano to ask about software that could be used for “wiping computer data”? Or that a Platte River Networks employee, after getting instructions from Ms. Mills to begin deleting Clinton emails more than 60 days old, entitled the resulting work ticket the “Hillary coverup operation”? Or that a PRN employee was instructed by the company’s lawyer “not to answer any [FBI] questions related to conversations with” David Kendall, Mrs. Clinton’s personal lawyer?

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… and Comey also warned of a coming “terrorist diaspora”

Hundreds of terrorists will fan out to infiltrate western Europe and the U.S. to carry out attacks on a wider scale as Islamic State is defeated in Syria, FBI Director James Comey warned.

“At some point there’s going to be a terrorist diaspora out of Syria like we’ve never seen before,” Comey said Wednesday in New York. “We saw the future of this threat in Brussels and Paris,” said the head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, adding that future attacks will be on “an order of magnitude greater.”

Comey’s blunt warnings echo those of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, who has scoffed at Obama administration efforts to defeat Islamic State extremists in Syria and Iraq. Nonetheless, the FBI chief’s comments reflect a consensus among U.S. intelligence officials that the group inevitably will strike out abroad as it continues to lose ground militarily under attack from a U.S.-led coalition.

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In his remarks at a conference on cybersecurity, Comey also cited the difficulty of heading off what are often called “lone-wolf” attackers acting on the group’s calls for violence.

It is “increasingly hard” for counterterrorism officials to find and stop individuals inspired or directed by Islamic State who use a knife or a vehicle to kill people, Comey said.

At the same time, U.S. officials have claimed increasing success in reducing Islamic State’s hold on the caliphate the group proclaimed across a swath of Iraq and Syria…

And this: Orlando Terror Attack ‘Triggered’ by Pentagon Drone Strike: FBI withheld phone transcripts revealing Mateen’s motive … Uh-huh.

There are growing calls for James Comey to resign from the director’s seat at the FBI. Yeah, he’s a disgrace. However, consider the source — the Obama administration — and know it would just be another lapdog for the SJW/BLM/CYA Justice Department. No difference. It is what it is … systemic corruption perfected, and blatantly un-apologetically visible, by this administration. Res ipsa loquitur…

By the way: The left/democrats and Clinton sychophants keep shrugging and claiming James Comey is a republicna, so, stuff it. Not-so-much: (7/7/16) FBI director says he’s no longer a registered Republican

MORE:

James Comey’s Clinton Immunity: More questions about the FBI’s special handling of the email case.

FBI Director Explains Why Hillary’s Lawyer Received Immunity [VIDEO]

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Obama’s Ambassador Nominee to Cuba Will Face the Republican Cuban-American Senators

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Yeah, well, he’s already been down there for awhile now rubbing elbows with the Castros…

(USA Today) – President Obama on Tuesday nominated the first U.S. ambassador to Cuba in more than 55 years, setting up a battle with Republicans in Congress who oppose renewed relations with the communist island.

Obama picked Jeffrey DeLaurentis, who already is the chief diplomat in Havana, a job he’s held since 2014. But now that diplomatic relations have been re-established, DeLaurentis can be promoted to full ambassador. The new post requires confirmation by the Republican-controlled Senate, which could produce a partisan fight.

Cuban-American Sens. Marco Rubio of Florida and Ted Cruz of Texas, both Republicans, tried to limit funding for the U.S. Embassy in Havana and said they would oppose any ambassador named by Obama…

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Next Debate: If Only Somebody Would Ask These Questions…

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Shakes things up just a tad while leveling the playing field after the first bulldozing of fair and balanced and truth by avalanching Trump. You know you would love it…

Sonny Bunch @ The Washington Free Beacon:

  • Mr. Trump, you’ve referred to women, and I’m paraphrasing here, as fat ugly horrible disgusting pigs. Why do you think they’re expending energy complaining about this when they should be working to drop all that extra weight?
  • Mrs. Clinton, how will you serve as president when you’re sitting in prison for all your email-related crimes? Does the Constitution allow you to pardon yourself for your wanton criminality?
  • Mr. Trump, your hotels are fabulous and classy—really, they are the best hotels. Will you update the White House’s interior decorations? Will you save the American people money by stiffing the subcontractors who install all the gold lamé curtains?
  • Mrs. Clinton, why did your husband cheat on you repeatedly?
  • Mr. Trump, isn’t it ridiculous that people think Vladimir Putin—who you are friendly with and just wants to do right by the people of Russia, a worthy goal for a national leader—would hack Hillary’s emails? How would you apologize to him for the vicious slanders he has endured these past few months?
  • Follow up for Mr. Trump: When you suggested in the last debate that a 400 pound hacker was behind recent hacks of the DNC and others, were you implying that Chris Christie was behind it?
  • Mrs. Clinton, did you personally order the attack on the Benghazi compound, or did you just cackle with glee while it happened?
  • Mr. Trump, which nation should we take the oil from next? Venezuela? Canada? The world is yours.
  • Mrs. Clinton, how does it feel to steal jobs from hardworking Americans and ship them to foreigners that, I assume, chant “Death to America” on a regular basis?
  • Mr. Trump, final question: How much do you love America?
  • Mrs. Clinton, final question: How many souls did you consume to cure yourself of the “pneumonia” you were suffering from?

Lester Holt Asked Trump 15 Questions, Clinton 2 Questions

A close analysis of the transcript of the first presidential debate on Monday night shows that moderator Lester Holt of NBC News asked 15 questions exclusively of Republican nominee Donald Trump, and only 2 questions exclusively of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

The analysis, posted on social media and drawing intense attention on Reddit, walks through the entire 90-minute exchange and notes Holt asked six questions of both candidates, in addition to Trump’s 15 and Clinton’s two.

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Breitbart News noted that Holt intervened several times to “fact-check” Trump — often erroneously — while never checking Clinton’s facts, even when she was completely wrong, as in her claim that she had never flip-flopped on the Trans-Pacific Partnership. In addition, the Washington Examiner‘s Eddie Scarry notes Holt asked Trump six follow-up questions, and none of Clinton, leaving Trump “having to debate the highly anticipated event’s moderator as well as his Democratic opponent.”

In debate, Clinton gets no follow-up questions, Trump gets 6

See how that works?

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The Foul Stench of Immunity

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And we are supposed to STFU and just hold our collective noses…

William McGurn @ WSJ: The Secrets of Cheryl Mills: If there was no evidence of criminal activity, why all the immunity?

Now we learn about the multiple immunity deals. Immunity in exchange for information that will help make the case against higher-ups is not unusual. Even so, the Mills deal carries a special stink.

To begin with, Ms. Mills was pretty high up herself. As Mrs. Clinton’s chief of staff, she was in the thick of operations. In 2012, while working at State, she traveled to New York to interview candidates for a top job at the Clinton Foundation.

More disturbing still, not only was Ms. Mills granted immunity for the content on her laptop, she was permitted to act as Mrs. Clinton’s attorney even though she herself was also a witness in the investigation.

This was allowed in part because she told the FBI she knew nothing of Mrs. Clinton’s private server until after she’d left the State Department. But this claim is suspect and contradicted by emails that have since emerged. These include one to Huma Abedin asking, “hrc email coming back—is server ok?”

The special treatment accorded Ms. Mills also reeks on a more fundamental level. As a rule, the Justice Department is aggressive about going after lawyers for any perceived conflict of interest. This would include, for example, a lawyer who wanted to represent different parties in a trial.

By giving Ms. Mills a pass to serve as Mrs. Clinton’s attorney in an investigation in which she was a material witness, Justice allowed her to shield her communications with Mrs. Clinton under attorney-client privilege. Indeed, Ms. Mills invoked that privilege during her own FBI interview.

Imagine Tom Hagen, the mob lawyer played by Robert Duvall in “The Godfather,” discussing with Don Corleone who was to get whacked—and then invoking the lawyer-client relationship to hush it up. Think of it this way and you begin to get the picture.

Jonathan Turley: Clinton confidant’s immunity deal looms over debate: FBI appears to have undermined its own investigation with ill-considered witness agreements.

Last night Hillary promised, among other things, to designate a “special prosecutor” to enforce trade deals. Some double-timing on social media during last night’s debate between Trump and Clinton immediately speculated it would be James Comey.

MORE:

FBI Director James Comey says Clinton aide Cheryl Mills’ immunity was ‘not irregular’

Clinton Camp’s Benenson: Immunity Deals Given To Clinton Staffers Are “Fairly Appropriate And Routine”

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