And the plot thickens! Ed Klein, writing in the New York Post, reports that Obama consigliere Valerie Jarrett leaked Hillary's email antics to the New York Times. According to Klein Obama and company fear that Hillary is too moderate to lead the country further down the path of decline. Klein adds, “With Obama’s approval,” this source continued, “Valerie has been holding secret meetings with Martin O’Malley [the former Democratic governor of Maryland] and [Massachusetts Sen.] Elizabeth Warren. She’s promised O’Malley and Warren the full support of the White House if they will challenge Hillary for the presidential nomination.”
The email leak may be but the opening shot. Supposedly there is more to come, including the sainted former First Lady's use of her expense account, the disbursement of funds, her contact with foreign leaders, and promotion of State Department personnel friendly to the Clinton Foundation.
It remains to be seen which faction, Obama or Clinton, will get the credit for interfering with the Israeli election. Fox News reports that the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations is investigating allegations that American tax dollars were spent to unseat Bibi Netanyahu. According to Fox the State Dept donated $350,000 to OneVoice Movement – a Washington-based not for profit that agitates for a two state solution for Israel. OneVoice has a subsidiary in Israel, Victory 15. Fox reports the investigation is very bipartisan in its effort to get to the bottom of this. That is not surprising considering that Clinton loyalist Claire McCaskill is the ranking Democrat on the subcommittee.
Evidently a Clinton diplomat oversaw the disbursement of grants until November but the matter is complicated by the fact that Obama honcho, Jeremy Bird, who served as Obama’s deputy national campaign director in 2008, and his national campaign director in 2012, arrived in Israel to help direct V15. Bird took with him additional former Obama campaign operatives to help V15 achieve its goal of knocking on one million doors to make the case for a change in Israel’s leadership.
One suspects that Clinton Democrats are about to go to the mattresses in this power struggle. It could be that Senator Bob Menendez will be the first causality when he is indicted by Eric Holder's DOJ. After all the Senator is a Clinton loyalist and a staunch friend of Israel. Republicans have fights. Democrats have jihads. Pop the corn and sit back and enjoy the bloodletting.
The country has not elected a frost belt liberal since JFK and neither Warren nor O' Malley is apt to reverse that trend. Like it or not Hillary is all the Democrats have.