A 28-year-old Army Captain currently on active duty in Kuwait filed a lawsuit Wednesday claiming the war against ISIS in Iraq or Syria is illegal because it lacks congressional authorization. Capt. Nathan Michael Smith filed the suit Wednesday in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Smith claims the ongoing military action violates the 1973 War Powers Act. From the Smith lawsuit: "The President did not get Congress's approval for his war against ISIS in Iraq or Syria within the 60 days, but he also did not terminate the war. The war is therefore illegal. The Court should issue a declaration that the War Powers Resolution requires the President to obtain a declaration or war or specific authorization from Congress within sixty days of the judgement, and that his failure to do so will require disengagement, within thirty days, of all United States armed forces from the war against ISIS in Iraq and Syria."
"While Clinton's "joint fundraising committee" was marketed as a way to help all three groups involved, Politico's reporting showed that 99 percent of the money raised by the committee has ended up going to the DNC or to Clinton's campaign directly."
"Here's the problem: Campaign finance rules exist to put a cap on how much one person can spend on a presidential campaign. If that money really does go to the state committees, then there's no issue.
But if the vast majority of that money is essentially funneled to the national campaign anyway, the original restriction on giving to national committees appears pretty meaningless."
Millions of Democrats are voting for a presidential candidate linked to an FBI criminal investigation. These voters either don't know there's been a year-long FBI investigation of Clinton's emails, don't care, or would vote for Clinton even she faced Espionage Act indictments. Potentially our next Commander in Chief will be interviewed by the FBI soon, as will her top aides. This state of affairs would never take place in any other leading democracy, but American politics is unique. read more