Studying The Landscape

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On the 15,000 Clinton emails the judge asked for a review of classified material by September 22. If the State Department meets the deadline the emails will be released by mid October. Looks like the email issue will stay alive until election day. The only caution I offer Trump supporters is this. It was the FBI that found these in their probe, they have seen them and decided not to indict. That doesn’t mean (as Comey tight walked his hearing) that they didn’t find a foundation connection and are conducting a review there. However, the Obama administration would never allow anything out until after the election.

In fact the AP broke a story last night that reported ” More than half the people outside the government who met with Hillary Clinton while she was secretary of state gave money – either personally or through companies or groups – to the Clinton Foundation. It’s an extraordinary proportion……” It also reported, “At least 85 of 154 people from private interests who met or had phone conversations scheduled with Clinton while she led the State Department donated to her family charity or pledged commitments to its international programs, according to a review of State Department calendars released so far to The Associated Press. Combined, the 85 donors contributed as much as $156 million. At least 40 donated more than $100,000 each, and 20 gave more than $1 million.” This story has more to go so we’ll see; but I remind you the Clintons are lawyers and walk up to the line all the time. They are slick. Here’s the full story, very interesting.
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_CAMPAIGN_2016_CLINTON_FOUNDATION?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2016-08-23-14-35-04

One minority group not often spoken about is the Asian-American the nation’s fastest-growing racial group. More than nine million of them will be eligible to vote in November. This is up 16% from four years ago. In key battleground states like Nevada they can make the difference as they will be 7% of the voters. Like other minority groups they tilt sharply Democratic too. The breakdown for the voting groups in November is as follows:

White 69% , Hispanic 12%, Black 12%, Asian 4%
If you contrast those number just back to 2000 you get this:
White 78%,  Hispanic  7%,  Black 12%, Asian 2%
You can see how difficult a challenge Trump has from those numbers with minorities voting overwhelmingly against him. Thus his current attempt to outreach. Republicans must learn to do this from day one.

Remember when we told you to keep a watch on Turkey relationships after the coup attempt and Turkey blaming a former leader living in the U.S.? Well they have made a formal request for him to be extradited. This could become big news and destroy either our relationship with them or trust in the world. Here’s the story.
http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/turkey-gulen-extradition/2016/08/23/id/744813/
The one thing that can slow this is the recent bombings in Turkey. ISIS has made then angry with the child bombings and Turkey may divert their priority to them. That would be good, but we are slowly losing them (Turkey) as a key ally.

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