There’s an American tradition that, when each party has its convention to nominate their presidential candidate, the other party lays low. No-one mentioned that to Donald Trump, who gave a one-hour, no-holds-barred press conference.
Trump was asked about thousands of DNC e-mails that were leaked by Wikileaks. He said:
“Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing. I think you will probably be rewarded mightily by our press.”
That statement was all anyone was talking about. Even some “Never Trump” Republicans were mad.
Except despite what they all said, Trump didn’t invite a foreign power to hack into Hillary’s e-mail server. Hillary did that, by illegally using an insecure homemade server.
Did Trump really ask the Russians to commit a crime? No, he asked for their help to solve a crime, the one Hillary got away with. Because, in 1999, the U.S. and Russia signed a treaty about this very issue. Clinton should know — her husband Bill signed it.
Trump got the entire media squawking about emails, hacking and the FBI all over again, stepping on what was supposed to be a perfect media day for the Democrats...
Alberta broadcaster Dave Rutherford and I talk about the NDP government’s weird decision to sue itself over the decision to close down the province’s clean, efficient coal burning plants.
Rutherford says this decision is really “political cover for the future,” and compares it to a Monty Python sketch.
Her supporters from her (ex-) husband Bill on down say she’s uniquely qualified to be president, but what are Hillary Clinton’s real accomplishments? Her biggest one, if it can be called that, is that she’s a woman.
National Post columnist and author Barbara Kay and I talk about what this is what feminism was supposed to be about. Does Hillary Clinton really compare to real leaders like Margaret Thatcher and Golda Meir?
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