An Epidemic of Erasures, Redactions, Omissions, and Perjuries

by Victor Davis Hanson:

Imagine the following: The IRS sends you, John Q. Citizen, a letter alleging you have not complied with U.S. tax law. In the next paragraph, the tax agency then informs you that it needs a series of personal and business documents. Indeed, it will be sending agents out to discuss your dilemma and collect the necessary records.

But when the IRS agents arrive, you explain to them that you cannot find about 50 percent of the documents requested, and have no idea whether they even exist. You sigh that both hard copies of pertinent information have unfortunately disappeared and hard drives were mysteriously lost.

You nonchalantly add that you smashed your phone, tablet, and computer with a hammer. You volunteer that, of those documents you do have, you had to cut out, blacken or render unreadable about 30 percent of the contents. After all, you have judged that the redacted material either pertains to superfluous and personal matters such as weddings and yoga, or is of such a sensitive nature that its release would endanger your company or business or perhaps even the country at large.

You also keep silent that you have a number of pertinent documents locked up in a safe hidden in your attic unknown to the IRS. Let them find it, you muse. And when the agents question your unilateral decisions over hours of interrogatories, you remark to them on 245 occasions that you have no memory of your acts—or you simply do not have an answer for them.

In some instances, you state things that are not true, cannot be true by any stretch of the imagination, and contradict things you have said in the past—and you make it clear that you don’t think much of such inconsistencies. When pressed with contradictory evidence, you nonchalantly reply that you gave the “least untruthful” answer.

What would happen to you, a typical American citizen, should you follow this current Washington model of erasing, redacting, omitting, forgetting, and lying? Read the rest of this article at americangreatness.com.

Judge Jeanine Explains Why ‘Liar-in-Chief’ Hillary Must Be Indicted

On Saturday’s Justice With Judge Jeanine, Judge Pirro chastises FBI director James Comey for not indicting Hillary Clinton: “Jim, you’re running with dogs and you know better than I, that when you live with dogs, expect to get fleas.”

Here is the full video and the complete transcript of her opening statement:

 

Judge Jeanine:  Hello and welcome to Justice. I’m Judge Jeanine Pirro. Thanks for being with us tonight.

You know, Hillary Clinton has just dug a hole for herself that now requires an indictment. Her response this past Sunday to Chris Wallace in an interview, when he says that FBI director Comey said none of the things Hillary told the American people were true says it all. Take a listen:

(Clip of Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace questioning Hillary Clinton)

Wallace:  After a long investigation FBI director James Comey said none of those things that you told the American public were true.

Clinton:  Chris that’s not what I heard director Comey say. And I thank you for giving me the opportunity to, uh, in my view, clarify. Director Comey said that my answers were truthful and what I’ve said is consistent with what I have told the American people.

(End clip)

Judge Jeanine:  So the target says the FBI director has characterized her answers to the FBI as truthful. Seriously? Hillary, that’s not what the director says but let’s hear it from the director himself:

(The Judge then goes on to play a video clip of Rep. Trey Gowdy questioning FBI Director James Comey in a recent House hearing.)

Trey Gowdy:  Secretary Clinton said there was nothing marked classified on her emails either sent or received. Was that true?

James Comey:  That’s not true.

Trey Gowdy:  Secretary Clinton said “I did not email any classified material to anyone on my email. There is no classified material.” Was that true?

James Comey:  There was classified material emailed.”

Trey Gowdy:  Secretary Clinton said she used just one device. Was that true?

James Comey:  She used multiple devices during the four years of her term as Secretary of State.

Trey Gowdy:  Secretary Clinton said all work-related emails were returned to the State Department. Was that true?

James Comey:  No. We found work-related emails, thousands that were not returned.

Trey Gowdy:  Secretary Clinton said neither she nor anyone else deleted work-related emails from her personal account. Was that true?

James Comey:  That’s a hard one to answer. There’s no doubt that their work related emails that were removed electronically from the, the email system.

Trey Gowdy:  Secretary Clinton said her lawyers read every one of the emails and were overly inclusive. Did her lawyers read the email content, individually?

James Comey:  No.

(End clip)

Judge Jeanine:  So FBI Director Comey, under oath, swears before Congress that Hillary Clinton did not tell the truth. Hillary Clinton lied. Not once, not twice, but more than 10 times. So when the Washington Post, known for its liberal leanings, gives Hillary Clinton four Pinocchios and PolitiFact rates it a pants-on-fire statement and factcheck.org gets gives it a false rating, you would think the woman would understand and recognize the error of her ways. You would think that the presidency demands a certain amount of integrity and honesty. George, I-cannot-tell-a-lie Washington, and honest Abe Lincoln are spinning in their graves. So what does the Liar-in-Chief do now that she’s been exposed? She doubles down on the lie, and says and yet another interview, quote: “As the FBI said, everything that I’ve said publicly has been consistent and truthful with what I’ve told them.” And yesterday, the crescendo got so loud at the National Hispanic and Black Journalists conference, that she tripled down and said she “may have short circuited.” Take a listen to this one:

(The Judge plays another clip)

Hillary Clinton:  Director Comey had said that my answers in my FBI interview were truthful. That’s really the bottom line here. And I have said on, during the interview and in many other occasions over the past months, uh, that what I told the FBI, which he said was truthful, is consistent with what I have said publicly. So I may have short-circuited, and for that I, uh, you know will try to clarify, because I think you know Chris Wallace and I were probably talking past each other.

(end clip)

Judge Jeanine:  Hillary, it would have been so easy for you to say: “You know I’ve already said I made a mistake.” or “I’ve learned my lesson,” but no, not you. Folks, this is a woman who does not know what the truth is and if her brain short-circuits, is she telling us that she needs work done, or that the work done was no good, or that the work done didn’t work? And they want to call Donald Trump unstable? At least the man says what he thinks and what he believes. You may not like it, but at least he’s honest. Give me honest any day of the week.

And this is far more serious and I’ll tell you why: Jim Comey swore that Hillary Clinton sent classified emails. Accordingly she lied to us. He knew that she sent classified emails. So if the FBI knew that she sent classified emails, did they ask her whether she did. If they did, irrespective of her answer, they would’ve had to take her out in cuffs. If she said no, that would have been lying to the FBI. And if she said yes, that’s admitting that she violated federal criminal statutes. If the FBI already knew she had sent classified information on her private server, and they did not ask her if she did, that means that they intentionally did not want to charge Hillary Clinton.

Now folks, Jim Comey was the man in charge, who made the decision to prosecute Martha Stewart, for lying to the FBI and the case that had nothing to do with national security. Hillary Clinton’s case had everything to do with national security and worse, everything to do with the future of this nation. And when Hillary Clinton says what I told the FBI which Jim Comey said was truthful is consistent with what I have said publicly, she is telling us that she repeated the lie, that she told us about not sending classified emails when she spoke to the FBI. That means that she lied to the FBI. She is clearly stating that what she told the FBI is what she told us. She lied to us as per Comey. And now she’s telling us she told the FBI the same lie. ‘Cause Comey’s hands are now tied.

He cannot do the dance anymore, about how there was no intent, so that he’s not sure what negligence means, or that it was only recklessness, or carelessness or that the statute isn’t clear that no reasonable prosecutor would go forward. Comey the prosecutor who wasn’t in that room in the interview, who didn’t use the opportunity to size up a perspective defendant, who didn’t use the opportunity to analyze her truthfulness and her body language, the man who didn’t even speak to every one of the FBI agents in that room, who quickly made a determination that she did not have the intent which was not even an element of the crime in the first place, is now put between a rock and a hard place. Jim Comey for all his truth saying, has an obligation to his oath and the Constitution. He has an obligation to recognize what this woman has said, not once, not twice but at least 10 times, and what he has said under oath. Jim, you’re running with dogs and you know better than I, that when you live with dogs, expect to get fleas.

That’s my Open. Tell me what you think on my Facebook page or Twitter, hashtag judgejeanine.

Harry Reid Admits Lying To The American People

March 31st, 2015 • On The Kelly File, retiring Senator Harry Reid smugly all but admitted that he lied to the American people during the 2012 presidential election when he falsely accused Mitt Romney of not filing tax returns. Megyn Kelly and Dana Loesch discuss the Nevada senator’s brazen behavior.  Finally Progressive “child pundit” Richard Fowler  joins in and tries to make the case that it’s just fine to lie.  After all, it was an election.  My jaw would have dropped had I heard this a few years ago, but today, it’s typical.  How sad … and demented.