Friday, September 2, 2016

Hillary for America Reacts to Citizens United Prez Joining the Trump Campaign

Your head may still be reeling from Trump's appointment of Steve Bannon as CEO of his campaign. On the heels of that comes this.

John Podesta Statement on Trump Campaign’s Hiring of Citizens United President David Bossie

Today, Hillary for America Chair John Podesta released the following statement:
“David Bossie is so craven and maniacal that in the heyday of the overreaching, Gingrich-era Congress, the top Whitewater conspiracy theorist in the House had to fire him for doctoring evidence. He has devoted his career ever since to trying to tear down Hillary Clinton. For months now, Citizens United has been acting as an arm of the Trump campaign, and this hiring of Bossie now makes it official. This is just the latest sign that Donald Trump has put the most extreme elements of the right-wing fringe in the driver’s seat of his campaign.”
ICYMI, Bannon and Kellyanne Conway purportedly belong to a secret group.

Trump Staff in Secret Conservative Group

The Southern Poverty Law Center acquired a membership directory for the Council of National Policy, an ultra-secret conservative group, and Donald Trump’s campaign manager Kellyanne Conway and his campaign CEO Steve Bannon were listed as members. The directory is for 2014 and indicates that Conway was a member of the executive committee that year and Bannon was listed as a regular member. Neither official responded to a request for comment from The Daily Beast.
 The secretive organization was described as wanting to be the conservative version of the Council on Foreign Relations and it is home to a number of individuals with fringe beliefs, including World Net Daily  writer Jerome Corsi, a popular figure in the Obama “birther” movement.
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Yes, Jerome Corsi is there, of course.   If you read further, Joseph Farah's name also comes up.  To no one's shock, Trump is doing a terrific job of recruiting all the usual suspects. Wondering when we will see Orly Taitz popping up somewhere.

Rachel Maddow did a masterful job of delving into the historical roots of nativist movements.

Things are sure to get bloody. We cannot afford to be complacent or overconfident. We want Hillary. We are going to have to fight for her.