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The Trump campaign & Wikileaks with Professor Bonevac 

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Guest:   Professor Daniel Bonevac, Professor of University of Texas……………we will review his article about Mr Trump……what’s like to be a conservative professor in today’s university environment…………where is the campaign today with less than two weeks ago………..The Clintons and corruption are back in the news with the Wikileaks………………..Cubs vs Indians in The World Series………..and other stories of the week…

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Source: The Trump campaign & Wikileaks with Professor Bonevac 10/28 by Silvio Canto Jr | News Podcasts

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October 28, 2016 at 9:00 pm

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WikiLeaks is today’s version of the blue dress that didn’t go to the cleaner!

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(My new American Thinker post)

The younger readers may not remember Monica and the blue dress that she saved in the closet. God only knows what Monica was thinking but it did prove that then President Clinton was lying through his teeth about their “encounter” in the Oval Office. Then President Clinton survived conviction in the U.S. Senate, in large part because unemployment was low and everyone was enjoying the returns on their mutual funds.

Frankly, the Clinton team thought that they get away with it until the blue dress returned to the story.   

Well, something similar has happened to the Clintons in 2016. They tried to get away with it, but this time a “leak” showed them up to be a couple of serial liars.

This week, we learned more about this criminal enterprise headed by a former president and secretary of state. As a Mexican friend told me yesterday, these Clintons are making our politics look clean and honest.

We learned from Wikileaks that there were serious concerns in house about that private server:

Attorneys wondered out loud in questions passed along in a 2015 bombshell email to Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign why Clinton inexplicably sent secure documents on a private email server and then further deleted documents without consulting anyone, as such a move “smacks of acting above the law.”

The email, leaked by WikiLeaks as part of its release of Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta’s correspondence, dates back to June 21, 2015, and discusses in unusually frank detail the scandalous nature of Clinton’s use of a private email server.

The email contains several questions from other lawyers passed along from Erika Rottenberg, a lawyer with extensive experience in the policy and tech world with ties to the Clinton campaign.

Then there is President Clinton and all of that money, as the New York Times reported:

In another email, Mr. Band wrote that Mr. Clinton had even received gifts from some donors.

The tensions came to a head when Chelsea Clinton helped enlist an outside law firm to audit the Clinton Foundation’s practices. Some interviewees told the audit team that the donors “may have an expectation of quid pro quo benefits in return for gift.” The audit suggested the foundation “ensure that all donors are properly vetted and that no inappropriate quid pro quos are offered to donors in return for contributions.”

The advice proved prescient as Mrs. Clinton faced intense scrutiny about whether donors to the Clinton Foundation had received special access to her State Department or other rewards. In August, the foundation said it would no longer accept foreign donations should Mrs. Clinton win the White House.

Then now we hear that President Obama was, incredibly, communicating with his Secretary of State using a private server and email. Does anyone believe in national security among these people?  After all, there is a very good reason that the president and others use a government email account. It’s called protecting our national security and the many people around the world who provide us information about this or that.

Frankly, this is sick. You can not have a current secretary of state married to a former president who is travelling the world asking for money. It may be legal. It may buy some eyeglasses for kids in Haiti.   

But it is simply unacceptable, especially it was done in secret because they thought that they’d get away with it.

On Monday, I went over to the library and voted for Mr. Trump. Honestly, it was more a vote against Mrs. Clinton. Yes, every day I feel more and more convinced that a Clinton Episode 2 is something that must be avoided at all costs. 

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October 28, 2016 at 6:21 am

Elections in Chile plus other Latin America stories of the week

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Guest: Fausta Rodriguez Wertz, the editor of Fausta’s Blog………..we will discuss the recent elections in Chile and a good day for the right and bad day for President Baccalet………Venezuela continues its decline, from bad to worse by the minute………El Chapo is complaining about his cell in Mexico……….Project Veritas…………..and the latest from the US elections, less than 2 weeks away……………

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Source: Elections in Chile plus other Latin America stories of the week 10/27 by Silvio Canto Jr | News Podcasts

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October 27, 2016 at 9:00 pm

Clinton and money

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October 27, 2016 at 3:05 pm

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Clinton and abortion

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October 27, 2016 at 3:04 pm

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ISIS will test President Obama’s resolve in Mosul

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(My new American Thinker post)

We do not have soldiers in the forefront, as we did in Iraq or do in Afghanistan. However, we have soldiers near the battle, as we see in this report from CNN:     

The forces here — US and Iraqi — are now preparing for the next stage of the offensive that will bring Iraqi and Kurdish Peshmerga forces to the gates of Mosul on three sides of the densely packed city, where as many as 1.2 million civilians still live under ISIS control.

Al Jobouri slips out of the operations room for a quick cigarette; it’s difficult to find a commander — Iraqi or Peshmerga — that doesn’t smoke. 

He thinks the offensive is going well but worries about the next stage — saying that as it retreats, ISIS is driving civilians back into Mosul from outlying villages, and using them as cover. 

The general is well aware that ISIS is a resourceful enemy capable of hitting back. 

He suddenly yells into his cellphone: “You guys need to get them out of there!” They have been flanked by 15 Daesh and I don’t want to hear bad news.”

Let’s review this because our men are a lot closer to the action than the Obama administration, and the media in the tank for BO, is letting on.    

Speaking of the media, we should remind you that we are actually fighting in a lot of places around the globe. Can you say five of them? Just curious, but what war resolution are they fighting under?

Back to Mosul. First, let’s pray for the soldiers and our Iraqi allies. My son recently completed his military service and we need to stand with the troops.

Second, I believe that ISIS will soon start testing President Obama’s resolve. ISIS knows that the Western media will soon start publishing stories about the civilians that they are killing.    

Third, ISIS will try to attack U.S. soldiers, or better than that, capture them. They hope that such actions will draw the U.S. into a broader war in Mosul and Syria where it can get very complicated. Remember Vietnam? Does President Obama have the backbone to go into Syria like President Nixon did in Cambodia?

We hope that it all works out but there are serious challenges ahead for the next president. Who knows what this will look when # 45 is sworn in?   My guess is that it won’t look good and that further U.S. action will be required.

Sadly, the media has not challenged the candidates. Mr. Trump promises to beat the heck out of ISIS. Mrs. Clinton, like LBJ in ’64, promises that no ground troops will be sent and that her GOP opponent is scary.  

In the meantime, we watch Mosul and look forward to some very dark days in the region.

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October 27, 2016 at 6:43 am

Our annual Halloween chat with Leslie Eastman.

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October 26, 2016 at 4:00 pm

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