McAuliffe on Hillary: ‘We Have Just Got to Move On’


Tuesday on Politico’s “Off Message” podcast, Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D-VA) said it was time for the Democratic Party “to move on” from Hillary Clinton. McAuliffe said, “I think you have got to move forward,” adding, “my advice would be we have just got to move on.” Discussing the reasons for Clinton’s presidential election loss and Russia’s involvement, he added, “So, that awareness has to be raised, has to be analyzed, has to be fixed, and I think there are enough people. My advice would be to Hillary — there’s enough people that will do that and get that information out.” Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN
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Oliver Stone Blames Hillary, Not Russia for 2016 Election: ‘She Didn’t Run a Very Good Campaign’


Monday on “CBS This Morning,” documentary filmmaker Oliver Stone expressed his skepticism over the claim 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton was a victim of Russia’s meddling in last fall’s presidential election. Stone, who was promoting his Showtime special “The Putin Interviews,” said he was “of the opinion” Clinton’s loss was due to her not running “a very good campaign.” Partial transcript as follows: ROSE: U.S. intelligence agencies believe Russia did meddle. He’s alluded to it, said it might not have been the country but somebody in Russia might have done it. KING: A patriot. ROSE: A patriot might have done it. Don’t you — having talk to him, having made a measurement of the man and being in Russia have some sense, and knowing America well — have some sense of knowing if the Russians meddled in the election? STONE: I don’t know, Charlie. I — you know, why would they? There’s, you know, Mrs. Clinton is way in the lead. You know, why would you even take the position that Trump is going to be a candidate. It didn’t look like he was going to win. That was quite a shock. You know, I’m of the belief that she
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Van Jones: Clinton Campaign Took a Billion Dollars, Set It on Fire, Called It a Campaign


Saturday at The People’s Summit in Chicago, former Obama green jobs czar and CNN contributor Van Jones ripped Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign. Jones took aim at the amount of money spent in the losing effort and how that money was spent. “First of all, I don’t mean to be rude — and I don’t mean to offend anybody,” Jones said. “But the people who ran the Hillary Clinton campaign did not spend their money on white workers, and they did not spend it on people of color. They spent it on themselves. They spent it on themselves, let’s be honest. They took a billion dollars, a billion dollars, a billion dollars, and set it on fire, and called it a campaign! That wasn’t a campaign. That’s not a campaign.” “A billion dollars for consultants,” he added. “A billion dollars for pollsters. A billion dollars for a data operation, that was run by data dummies who couldn’t figure out that maybe people in Michigan needed to be organized.” Follow Jeff Poor on Twitter @jeff_poor
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Comey: AG Lynch Directed Me to Call Hillary Email Investigation a ‘Matter’

FBI Director James Comey listens before a meeting of the Attorney General’s Organized Crime Council and Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF) Executive Committee to discuss implementation of the President’s Executive Order 13773, at the Department of Justice, Tuesday, April 18, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Thursday during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing, former FBI Director James Comey said former Obama Attorney General Loretta Lynch had asked him to call the FBI investigation into former Secretary of State and then-Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s handling of classified information on a private email server a “matter.” Comey said, “There were other things that contributed to that. One significant item I can’t. I know the committee’s been briefed on. There’s been public accounts of it which are nonsense. But I understand the committee has been briefed on the classified facts. Probably the only other consideration I guess can talk about in an open setting is at one point the attorney general had directed me not to call it an investigation but instead to call it matter, which confused me and concerned me. But that was one of the bricks in the load that led me to conclude I have to step away from the department if we’re to close this case credibly.” Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN
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