Who is Amanda Renteria and Why should you know?

Former attorney general Loretta Lynch faces potential charges stemming from her interactions with the Hillary Clinton campaign during the 2016 election. Lynch exchanged classified information with Amanda Renteria, a senior staffer on the Clinton campaign. This could have violated laws pertaining to mishandling of classified information and also obstruction of justice. Renteria, a former aide to Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Debbie Stabenow, gained prominence in political circles as national political director of Clinton’s 2016 campaign.

AND THIS IS WHY — Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA) questioned IG Horowitz about Amanda Renteria in this week’s Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing >>>> Joe Palmer🇺🇸 ✘‏ @JoeSPalmer [1]

Now where have we heard these type of denials before……

McCabe: I Did Not ‘Leak’ Information to the Media

Bill Clinton:  I DID NOT have sexual relations with that woman…

Hillary Clinton:  I DID NOT have textual relationships…

Barack Obama:  I DID NOT spy on American citizens…

Bill Clinton:  I DID NOT inhale…

Amanda Andrea Renteria is an American political aide who has worked for United States Senators Dianne Feinstein and Debbie Stabenow. A member of the Democratic Party, Renteria is the first Latina Chief of Staff in the history of the U.S. Senate….. [2]

Joe Palmer🇺🇸 ✘‏ @JoeSPalmer [3]
June 18, 2018
Who is Amanda Renteria? ….

Five things to know about Amanda Renteria

By Billy Kobin

Amanda Renteria, a Democratic operative who served as the “national political director for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign” [4], threw her name into the race for California governor Wednesday. Renteria is Attorney General Xavier Becerra’s chief of operations.

Here are five things you should know about Amanda Renteria:

1. She is the daughter of migrant workers from the Central Valley. Renteria grew up in Woodlake, a small town in the San Joaquin Valley southeast of Fresno. Her father, Trinidad, was a Mexican immigrant who worked in construction. Her mother, Helen, was Mexican-American and worked as a secretary. She was the first woman and Latina from her high school to attend Stanford University, where she majored in economics and political science and wrote her senior thesis on women in politics. Renteria eventually earned an MBA from Harvard Business School.

2. She is a lifelong jock.  While chief of staff for Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Michigan, Renteria would network with many male chiefs of staff through pickup basketball games.

3. She has been motivated by Donald Trump’s criticism of Mexicans. While serving as Clinton’s national political director, Renteria was responsible for the day-to-day logistics of the campaign’s get-out-the-vote and political outreach operation. Trump’s rhetoric surrounding Mexicans and immigrants affected her personally.

It’s really a tough election because it’s made politics personal in a way that I think no other election has, at least in my lifetime,” Renteria said in 2016. “It’s a hard thing … knowing I’m Mexican-American and knowing the way Trump’s demonizing me.”

4. Before politics, she gained experience on Wall Street, in schools and in local government. After her time at Stanford, Renteria worked for Goldman Sachs.  In 2006, Renteria moved to Washington, D.C., to work for Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-California, before becoming Stabenow’s chief of staff in 2008 and the first Latina chief of staff in U.S. Senate history. While working for Stabenow, Renteria helped with policymaking during an intense budget battle and eventual government shutdown.

5. She has previously run for Congress. Renteria lost big, 42 percent to 58 percent, in her 2014 attempt to unseat Rep. David Valadao, R-Hanford, despite raising more than $1.7 million and enjoying support from several high-profile Democrats. She campaigned with former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, now one of her opponents in the gubernatorial race, and even drew then-Vice President Joe Biden to a campaign rally.

Following the loss to Valadao and Clinton’s loss in the presidential election, Renteria became Becerra’s operations chief in 2017. She is in charge of the 1,000 state Department of Justice employees who provide support to 3,500 attorneys.

Renteria, had been telling Democratic strategists that she was mulling what one described as a “disruptive” bid to succeed Gov. Jerry Brown. [5]

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Reminder:
Amanda Renteria is the “Hispanic Woman” mentioned in the Podesta emails. ……. 2:23 PM – 18 Jun 2018 ……..

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HOUSE REPORT CONCLUDED PAKISTANIS MADE ‘UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS’ TO CONGRESSIONAL SERVERS

Luke Rosiak | 

House investigators concluded that Democratic IT aides made unauthorized access to congressional servers in 2016, allegedly accessing the data of members for whom they did not work, logging in as members of Congress themselves, and covering their tracks, according to a presentation summarizing the findings of a four-month internal probe.

Their behavior mirrored a “classic method for insiders to exfiltrate data from an organization,” and they continued even after orders to stop, the briefing materials allege. There are indications that numerous members’ data may have been secretly residing not on their designated servers, but instead aggregated onto one server, according to the briefing and other sources. Authorities said that the entire server was then physically stolen.

“All 5 of the shared employee system administrators collectively logged onto the Caucus system 5,735 times, an average of 27 times per day… This is considered unusual since computers in other offices managed by these shared employees were accessed in total less than 60 times,” the presentation reads. [8]

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Lynch’s lawyer says she is cooperating with committee investigators, who are seeking answers to several questions, as well as relevant documents. Among other things, they want to know if she or any of her Justice Department staff “ever communicated with Amanda Renteria,” who headed Clinton’s political operations during the campaign. Renteria, who has been identified in the document as the senior Clinton campaign aide with whom Lynch privately communicated, has also been asked to testify.

The committee also wants to know if Lynch or any of her aides were in contact with former DNC chief Debbie Wasserman Schultz regarding the Clinton email investigation, according to a three-page list of questions that Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley and ranking Democrat Dianne Feinstein recently sent to Lynch at her New York apartment. [9]

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SOURCES:

[1]  Twitter – JoeSPalmer

[2]  Wikipedia

[3]  Sacramento Bee

[4]  McClatchy

[5]  Sacramento Bee

[6]  Wikileaks

[7]  SteadFastandLoyal

[8]  Daily Caller

[9]  NYPost

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