After a long-fought battle between Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Tim Ryan (D-OH) for leader of the House minority party, as expected, Pelosi has emerged the victor. Seems the Democrats learned very little from the 2016 Presidential election cycle.
As questions mount if and when the Democratic Presidential candidate will finally speak to the press after 273 days of silence, overnight Clinton's press secretary, Brian Fallon, had some good news, when he assured an ABC News podcast that she will hold regular press conferences... but under one condition.
In newly leaked documents by Guccifer 2.0, a DCCC staffer (who now works for Hillary) describes the BLM as a "radical movement" and warns against using phrases like "all lives matter" or "black on black crime" as such phrases are “viewed as red herring attacks” and will "only anger BLM activists.”
"I’m worried about Julian Assange. This is not a maternal instinct, but rather, a pragmatic one. The increasingly hostile statements made by top state officials and their surrogates show a widespread condemnation of whistleblowers in the halls of government. President Obama set the tone early in his administration. In the case of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, the rhetoric goes well beyond condemnation of methodology and straight to advocating for his brutal murder."
It's them Ruskies again! With pressure on Obama over his visit to Louisiana, and Hillary facing an avalanche of headlines over her "email crimes," it is time for a distraction... CNN reports, hackers thought to be working for Russian intelligence have carried out a series of cyber breaches targeting reporters at the New York Times and other US news organizations, according to US officials briefed on the matter.
While much of the media focus over the past week has been on the potential corruption scandal involving Ukraine's former president and Donald Trump's now former advisor, Paul Manafort, perhaps it is time for it to shift attention to the Podesta Group, the lobbying firm which belongs to Tony Podesta, the brother of Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta
Following the Friday night dump of Democratic files released by the hacker Guccifer 2.0, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said that after receiving "scores of mostly obscene and sick calls, voicemails and text messages", she she was forced to change her number. Pelosi added that she was on a flight to from Florida to California when the information was released, and received the unwanted messages upon landing.