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BREAKING NEWS: Hillary Clinton For Vice President?

Last week, Hillary Clinton dispelled rumors that she might toss her hat in the ring in a "brokered convention" to run against President Trump - telling Variety  that while she has the "urge" to run, she's "going to support the people who are running now and do everything I can to help elect the Democratic nominee."According to The Hill's Douglas MacKinnon, however, Clinton may be in negotiations with former Vice President (and current frontrunner) Joe Biden, former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg, or she may try to team up with whoever gets the Democratic nomination.
MacKinnon writes in a Saturday Op-Ed that Clinton "would add the gravitas, delegates and, eventually, millions of votes needed to get them over the finish line on Nov. 5. I am assured that Clinton is on every shortlist for that position," adding "If I were in Trump’s world, this scenario would send chills down my spine."
There is no doubt that the former first lady, New York senator and secretary of State once again is raising her profile and stepping back into the spotlight to reengage in political discussions.
One such spotlight was provided by the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. There, aside from commenting on her presidential “urge,” Clinton not only promoted the incredibly flattering four-part Hulu documentary about her, titled “Hillary” — which premiered, coincidently, just 10 days before the Iowa caucus — but she also attended the debut of a documentary about the murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi. -The Hill
Also noted is Clinton's recent attacks on Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), calling him "not a team player" and claiming that people 'don't like him' (for which she was booed by Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) at a Sanders rally on Friday). Clinton also went after Facebook in lockstep with George Soros, who said that the Silicon Valley giant was conspiring with the Trump reelection campaign to win in November.
Speaking with The Atlantic from the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, Clinton said that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is an "authoritarian" who "intend[s] to reelect Trump."MacKinnon continues:
Beyond that, there is an ultra-positive X factor that Clinton would bring to the 2020 presidential election equation: Bill Clinton. Like him or not, approve of him or not, the former president retains one of the best political minds in the nation and would be a formidable tactician.
The obvious question in all this is: Given her ego, would Hillary Clinton settle for being vice president when she twice was within striking distance of being president? The answer, I’m told, is an emphatic yes. The main reason are as follows.
First, and most pressing, she wants to avenge her embarrassing loss to Trump in 2016. Becoming the running mate of the Democratic nominee would give her carte blanche to hammer the president from one corner of the nation to the other. It’s an assignment she clearly would relish.
Second, she still has a burning desire to make history by attaining a political “first.” If she were the nation’s first female vice president, then she could check that box — and it’s a title no one could ever take from her.
Third, I’m told that Clinton simply is not ready to “ride off into the sunset” and believes she still can make a positive difference, especially for women.
But most of all, her reasons are personal — with the wounds of 2016 still open. -The Hill
Will Clinton team up with Biden, or Bloomberg, or literally anyone to take one more bite at the apple? Only time will tell.
Soros Goes All In Against Mark Zuckerberg With Trump-Facebook Conspiracy Theory
Billionaire George Soros is blaming Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg for helping President Trump win the 2016 election - completely ignoring that Trump's 2016 digital director (and 2020 campaign manager) Brad Parscale simply outmaneuvered Hillary Clinton's team when it came to social media."Facebook helped Trump to get elected and I am afraid that it will do the same in 2020," Soros writes in a Friday New York Times Op-Ed, recounting a private conversation he says he had last week at Davos in which he argued "here is a longstanding law — Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act — that protects social media platforms from legal liability for defamation and similar claims. Facebook can post deliberately misleading or false statements by candidates for public office and others, and take no responsibility for them."
Soros then claims that there appears to be "an informal mutual assistance operation or agreement developing between Trump and Facebook" in which "Facebook will help President Trump to get re-elected and Mr. Trump will, in turn, defend Facebook against attacks from regulators and the media."
The 89-year-old Hungarian-born billionaire then argues that Parscale's statement that Facebook 'helped Mr. Trump' constitutes "the beginning of a special relationship."
Parscale, of course, was talking about the Trump campaign's use of Facebook - not the misleading conspiracy theory Soros is peddling. A quote from Soros's linked 'evidence' reveals just that:
Parscale said the Trump campaign used Facebook to reach clusters of rural voters, such as “15 people in the Florida Panhandle that I would never buy a TV commercial for”.
“I started making ads that showed the bridge crumbling,” he said. “I can find the 1,500 people in one town that care about infrastructure. Now, that might be a voter that normally votes Democrat.” -The Guardian
Soros then points to Zuckerberg's September, 2019 Oval Office meeting with Trump, and subsequent comments made by the president, as more evidence of collusion.
He then writes:Facebook’s decision not to require fact-checking for political candidates’ advertising in 2020 has flung open the door for false, manipulated, extreme and incendiary statements. Such content is rewarded with prime placement and promotion if it meets Facebook-designed algorithmic standards for popularity and engagement.
What’s more, Facebook’s design tends to obscure the sources of inflammatory and false content, and fails to adequately punish those who spread false information. Nor does the company effectively warn those who are exposed to lies. -George Soros
Separate of his private conversation, Soros said last week at Davos that "Facebook will work to re-elect Trump and Trump will protect Facebook," adding "It makes me very concerned about the outcome of 2020."
Two days later, Hillary Clinton told The Atlantic (from the Sundance Film Festival) that Mark Zuckerberg is an "authoritarian" who "intend[s] to reelect Trump."
In response to Facebook's decision to remove a slowed-down video of Nancy Pelosi meant to make her appear drunk, Hillary says: "I said, ‘Why are you guys keeping this up? This is blatantly false. Your competitors have taken it down. And their response was, 'We think our users can make up their own minds,'" Clinton told the magazine, adding that Facebook is "not just going to reelect Trump, but intend[s] to reelect Trump."

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