Smart. Sharp. Funny. Fearless.
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Huma Abedin

#EndorseThis: Debating Comey Role In 2016 Election, Maxwell Debunks Spin

The term “revisionist historian” is usually associated with Neo-Nazis who claim that the Holocaust never happened. While we aren’t ready to compare rank-and-file Republicans to that group, there’s no denying that the GOP has done some serious revising of the most recent campaign for President…and it’s not even 18 months in the past. In today’s […]

April 16, 2018

Revelations About FBI’s Handling Of Clinton Emails Show No Coverup Or Misconduct

Media reports this week have focused fresh attention on how the Federal Bureau of Investigation managed the dramatic discovery — five weeks before the 2016 presidential election — of what seemed to be a fresh trove of Hillary Clinton emails and the delay in investigating them that ensued. The articles are fueling Republican charges of […]

February 1, 2018
Clinton, Comey,

FBI Search Warrant For Clinton Emails Issued On Shaky Evidence

The FBI filing gave no indication that any emails involving classified information from Clinton had been found on the laptop at the time the warrant was issued on Oct. 30.

December 20, 2016
Huma Abedin, Anthony Weiner, Clinton Emails

Clinton Emails: Huma Abedin Seeks To Review FBI Search Warrant

In a letter filed in Manhattan federal court, Abedin said she was never provided a copy of the warrant, nor was her estranged husband, Anthony Weiner, whose computer contained the emails in question.

December 16, 2016
Samantha Bee dives deep into the damned emails

#EndorseThis: Samantha Bee Exposes The Truth About The Damned Emails

At least Sam found an amusing way to use the damned emails, in a dramatic reading by Sarah Paulson that reveals how hilariously bereft of scandal they are.

November 8, 2016
Huma Abedin emails on Anthony Weiner's laptop

What The FBI Found In The Emails On Anthony Weiner’s Laptop

Abedin informed the FBI in April that, like many State Department officials, she found the government network technology cumbersome, and she had great trouble printing documents there. As a result, she sometimes transferred emails from her unclassified State Department account to either her Yahoo account and printed the emails from there.

November 7, 2016
clinton debate strategy

Outrageous False Trump-Clinton Equivalencies Are Distorting The Election

These new disclosures about Trump—the FBI investigating his ties with Russia; his long record of destroying legal documents related to ongoing lawsuits; not paying in full for agreed-upon services; not paying tens of millions in income taxes—cannot be compared in any substantive way to whatever mistakes Clinton made while using a private email server as secretary of state.

November 2, 2016

Is Reckless Comey Seeking Revenge On Critics Via FBI Twitter Account?

It seems that he’s either signed off on an election-week records dump, via Twitter, from an old investigation of the Clinton Foundation, or has lost control of the agents who staff the FBI’s Twitter account. Either way, he’s made a choice to let chaos reign in the closing days of a presidential campaign.

November 2, 2016
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton looks at a computer screen during a campaign stop at Atomic Object company in Grand Rapids, Michigan, U.S. March 7, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria/File Photo

Legal Experts: It Would Take A Bombshell For FBI To Charge Clinton In Email Case

The chances of the bureau missing such evidence after what Comey had described as a comprehensive inquiry appears to be slight, former prosecutors said.

November 2, 2016

Obama On FBI Procedures: ‘We Don’t Operate On Innuendo’

President Obama defended Hillary Clinton on Wednesday and said investigations should not allow suggestions or innuendo to influence public opinion.

November 2, 2016
Clinton campaign Trump's Russia ties

Clinton Campaign: FBI Must Release Information About Trump’s Russia Ties

Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook questioned why the FBI had not released information about its investigation into Russia’s role in the U.S. election or ties to Trump and his senior aides.

November 1, 2016
Comey under fire by media

FBI Director’s Letter Receives Criticism From Across The Political Spectrum

Media figures from across the political spectrum are criticizing FBI Director James Comey for defying Justice Department rules and precedent.

October 31, 2016
Trump supporters will they show up to vote?

The Great 2016 Campaign Mystery: Who’s In The Electorate?

There’s another factor that could spell a departure in the 2016 race from the presidential contests of 2012 and 2008, which will not be known until after the vote is in — just who will decide to vote? The trick for pollsters will be to find ways of measuring any such changes to the composition of the electorate. The trick for everybody else: understanding what it means for our politics.

October 31, 2016
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid scorched FBI director James Comey in letter to him, October 30, 2016

FBI Gets Email Warrant As Senator Reid, Bush Ethics Counsel Scorch Comey

Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid sent an angry letter to Comey on Sunday suggesting he violated the Hatch Act. “Through your partisan actions, you may have broken the law,” he wrote.

October 31, 2016

Why The FBI Is Reviewing More Of Hillary Clinton’s Emails

There is no indication the emails in question were withheld by Clinton, nor does the discovery suggest she did anything illegal. Moreover, despite the widespread claims in the media that this development had prompted the FBI to “reopen” of the case, it did not.

October 29, 2016
CNN and Fox News push baseless accusations about Hillary Clinton

WikiLeaks: Baseless ‘Pay To Play’ Accusation Against Clinton For Morocco Speech She Didn’t Give

The suggestion by CNN and Fox News that Clinton’s activities with regard to Morocco are a corrupt pay to play are dubious and baseless.

October 24, 2016

Ex-U.S. Representative Weiner Probed After Report Of Teen Girl Chats

Federal prosecutors and New York police are investigating former U.S. Representative Anthony Weiner following a media report that he engaged in sexually-explicit cellphone and online messages with a 15-year-old girl.

September 23, 2016

Cartoon: Anthony’s Weiners

Dirty water dog.

August 30, 2016
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton tapes an appearance on the Jimmy Kimmel Show in Los Angeles, California, August 22, 2016. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein

How The Clinton Foundation Became A ‘Scandal’

The Washington Post yesterday reported that on three occasions Clinton’s top aide Huma Abedin was contacted by donors to the Clinton Foundation asking for favors. The outcome of one was a meeting. The outcome of the others was nothing. That’s it.

August 25, 2016
Huma Abedin

Clinton Aide Huma Abedin Appears Before House Benghazi Panel

She’s been a frequent target of conservatives’ efforts to discredit Clinton.

October 16, 2015

Pressure Increases on Weiner to Step Down

The calls for Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) to resign because of his raunchy online chats with a series of women are escalating, especially in light of reports that his wife, Huma Abedin, a longtime top aide to Hillary Clinton, is in the first trimester of pregnancy. Weiner, who was never popular in the Democratic caucus […]

June 9, 2011