Anthony Weiner’s laptop may hold the key to China’s access to Hillary’s server

Reflecting further on the Hillary Clinton’s personal server(s) being accessed by the Chinese government, which I wrote about yesterday, I believe this is the smoking gun that could bring the marquee names in the Democratic Party to justice.

Let’s look at this server access from the perspective of Huma Abedin and Anthony Weiner.

Weiner’s laptop, which was confiscated by the NYC police department in their investigation of his perverted pedophile predilection, contained emails between Abedin and Hillary.

Did it also contain information about access to server(s) for healthy contributions to the Clinton Foundation? Was this the reason there was a folder on Weiner’s laptop called “insurance”?

Could this “pay to play” access plan have been “scrubbed, bleached” by the Clinton camp and the only evidence of its existence reside only on the Weiner laptop?

Since the NYPD investigators — who looked into the laptop’s files — told sources that there was “damning criminal evidence” against Clinton, why did Obama’s DOJ chief Loretta Lynch or FBI’s James Comey look the other way, or at least in Comey’s case with blinders on?

As we learned when Federal District Judge Denise Cote unsealed the NYPD Weiner search warrant for the laptop on May 16, the NYPD wanted access to all the files. However in a separate search warrant from the FBI, it stated that they would limit their inquiry to only those email files.

So again we see Andrew McCabe, Peter Strzok and Lisa Page covering up for the Clinton campaign as best they could by limiting the probe to just emails on the Weiner laptop and not the “damning criminal evidence” files.

Despite the DOJ’s and FBI’s obfuscation in the matter, the probe did make FBI chief Comey announce two weeks prior to the 2016 election that he was opening a new probe into the Clinton server question after exonerating her in July of 2016 of just be sloppy.

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Most Americans should not fear the word tariffs

The tariff tiff between US and China is just that. Nothing even nearing a war.

If you believe that trade between the two countries will be hampered, constrained or restricted it will not it is merely hand wringing by liberal media.

No country would spite their citizens by cutting trade off with the US. We buy more from every country than any other country no matter the product or raw material category.

No the Trump administration is attempting to right a decades-long wrong when it comes to pricing and access to markets for US manufactures. Past administrations have short-shifted Americans for the idea of globalism vs nationalism.

Large US multinational corporations made huge profits working off of a globalist model where products were made in low-cost environments with taxes being held overseas.

The Trump White House wants to curtail this model in order for Americans to benefit from these jobs. The new Apple/Foxconn agreement is a possible template for his trade philosophy.

So the trade war headlines and rhetoric is coming from the left, which wants to continue the move to a globalist model at the loss of American workers. Tariffs are used to level the playing field to make the US stronger.

Why have we not heard of tariffs for over 20 years? Because previous administrations were giving the candy store away to China, EU and the like.

The White House wants to see the pendulum swing back to benefit Americans.

China sends markets into a tailspin

China fired a missile across the bow of the Trump Administration early Wednesday morning when news came out said Beijing was looking to cut back on buying US treasuries.

The Bloomberg headlines below sent US markets cratering:

– CHINA OFFICIALS ARE SAID TO VIEW TREASURIES AS LESS ATTRACTIVE.
– CHINA OFFICIALS SAID TO RECOMMEND SLOWING OR HALTING TSY BUYING Continue reading

Saudi ‘reverse coup’ bolsters bitcoin, while dollar forex, crude may crater

Bitcoin soared past $7,600 in early Sunday trading as news came out of a Saudi Arabian crackdown on the royal princes in a consolidation of power for the new king.

Among the 50 royals detained on Saturday evening was Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal, the billionaire investor behind Twitter, News Corp. and Citigroup. Continue reading

Trump calls out China over strong dollar

Well, we knew it had to happen soon — just not this quick.

President-elect Donald Trump came out to beat down the strong dollar. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Trump called out China as a currency manipulator by only giving the yuan token support.

I have written about this since last month, when I said that the strong dollar was going to take the knees out of Trump’s plan to move jobs back to the US.

Now why should we care so much about the machinations going on in the currency trading pits?

As the value of the dollar falls 1.0% this morning — on the back of Trump’s comments — the Dow futures are down 100 points and the price of gold is up $20. Crude futures also rise on a weaker greenback.

So as I have often told you the biggest market mover is the dollar. As it has strengthened 4% since the election, equity markets have followed the same trajectory while commodities have lost ground.

The battle of the strong dollar is going to be the major meme of 2017, as central banks — struggling under massive debt by issuing bonds to create “wealth” for banks to bolster their balance sheets — cannot fight a currency war. The central bankers need a stable currency market for their inflation plan to have any chance to work.

Jim Rickards’ book “Currency Wars” can give you insight into what will unfold over 2017.