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  • Update: Why Did General John Allen Speak at DNC Convention For Hillary Clinton?….

    07/30/2016 2:06:30 PM PDT · by FR_addict · 49 replies
    theconservativetreehouse.com ^ | July 29, 2016 | sundanc
    When you read this, sip slowly, dust off the way-back machine, and think about those who have surfaced visibly to support Hillary Clinton. Including “retired” U.S. General John Allen (retired in 2012), who was previously brought out of retirement to lead President Obama’s fight against ISIS in 2014. In order to understand the scope of the relationships it takes understanding the full back story. Stay with it….
  • MARINE GENERAL WHO GOT IN TROUBLE OVER E-MAILS WITH MARRIED WOMAN SAYS HILLARY "BEST TO KEEP OUR COU

    07/30/2016 4:38:45 PM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 35 replies
    Militarycorruption.com ^ | July 29, 2016 | Glenn Mac Donald
    This is the truth about the DNC’s General Allen from MilitaryCorruption.com He’s bad news By Glen MacDonald This is no joke or April Fool type prank, dear reader. You can't make this stuff up. A retired Marine general and former NATO commander in Afghanistan (2011-2013), who somehow found time to send thousands of e-mails (some of them clearly "inappropriate" for a married man to be sending to another woman) has endorsed Hillary Clinton for president. Gen. John Allen, we are told, is set to speak at the ongoing Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia in an obvious effort to dent Donald...
  • Bernie threatened with loss of committee position if he didn’t endorse Hillary

    07/28/2016 6:26:19 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 32 replies
    Fellowship Of The Minds ^ | 7/27/2016 | Dr. Eowyn
    Watching Sen. Bernie Sanders hoarsely shouting his praises of Hillary Clinton at the Democratic National Convention — and knowing that the hacked emails of the corrupt Democratic National Committee (DNC) reveal its machinations to undermine Bernie’s campaign — did you wonder as I did why Bernie would be so servile? The Yiddish words schmuck and schlemiel come to mind. I thought that Hillary probably bought Bernie off with promises of some plum assignment in her administration. But I should know better because the Clintons are nasty pieces of work who wouldn’t use the carrot when the stick is so much...
  • Vladimir Putin Has Everything He Needs to Blackmail Hillary Clinton

    06/16/2016 11:27:52 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 51 replies
    Observer ^ | 06/16/16 | Austin Bay
    RUMINT (Rumor Intelligence) is rife with reports that Russian intelligence agencies are preparing to release emails “hacked” from Hillary Clinton’s rogue Internet email server. Agreed, this sounds a bit like a blackmail plot in a 1940s radio detective thriller or a soap opera. Except it isn’t. We live in a world where blood gets spilled.
  • Uh-Oh: Newly Released Email Was Marked Classified When It Hit Clinton's Server

    06/11/2016 5:27:31 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 42 replies
    PJMedia ^ | JUNE 10, 2016 | DEBRA HEINE
    Hillary Clinton has claimed from the very beginning of the email scandal that nothing she sent or received was marked classified at the time. *snip* Unfortunately for Hillary, the State Department today released an email from 2012 that totally contradicts her "fact." According to Catherine Herridge at Fox News, the email carries "a classified code known as a 'portion marking' - and that marking was on the email when it was sent directly to Clinton’s account." (Not retroactively, as the Clinton camp likes to claim.)
  • Roger Stone Wonders About Hillary's Lesbian Affairs (4 lovers/unsecured phone-Natl Enquirer report)

    06/01/2016 10:00:02 AM PDT · by drewh · 53 replies
    Right Wing Watch ^ | Wednesday, 6/1/2016 12:15 pm | Brian Tashman
    Donald Trump confidant Roger Stone chatted with Rick Wiles about how the presumptive GOP presidential nominee will attack Hillary Clinton in the general election. Stone accused Bill Clinton of sexually assaulting women, while Wiles cited a National Enquirer story to claim that Hillary has as many as four “lesbian lovers.” While Stone didn’t comment on Wiles’ claim about Hillary Clinton, he said that both Clintons have had extramarital affairs as part of their “highly dysfunctional,” “sham” marriage. Wiles, however, was curious as to whether Clinton could be blackmailed “by foreign powers” who know of her lesbian relationships. “I’ve not seen...
  • Hastert duped into letting stranger inside

    10/11/2006 6:16:10 AM PDT · by Mike Bates · 58 replies · 1,785+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 10/11/2006 | Lynn Sweet
    House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert, with his job on the line because of the spiraling Mark Foley cyberspace page sex scandal, was duped Tuesday into letting a stranger into his Plano home -- a serious security breach. Hastert literally let his guard down and allowed in his house a hustling, self-promoting evangelist little known in this country, the Houston-based K.A. Paul, who at 7:30 a.m. arrived at the speaker's home with a camera-wielding associate. How Paul and his aide, Dennis Ryan, got to Hastert's door is a tale of apparent chance. How the publicity-hungry Paul and Ryan walked through it...
  • Hillary Clinton keeps losing. So how come she's winning?

    05/16/2016 7:28:44 PM PDT · by GilGil · 42 replies
    LA Times ^ | 5/16/2016 | Mark Z. Barabak
    Bernie Sanders is on a roll. He's won the last two Democratic primaries and stands a good chance Tuesday of adding Oregon and perhaps Kentucky to his pile of victories. Yet Hillary Clinton is likely to continue her seemingly unstoppable march to the party's presidential nomination. How can that be? It's not a conspiracy, as some angry Sanders backers suggest, a result of dark magic or a wrinkle in the time-space continuum. Rather, it's the rules that Democrats play by -- rules that now work to Clinton's advantage, even as they thwarted her candidacy eight years ago, when she lost...
  • General Petraeus is drinking the PC Kool Aid

    05/15/2016 8:23:54 PM PDT · by pboyington · 26 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | May 15, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    I’ve always thought highly of General David Petraeus. He’s a smart man who was an extremely competent US Army general officer; perhaps even a mini MacArthur without the gigantic ego and the propensity for hunkering down in dugouts. Petraeus was the man who led the surge, who took command of US forces in Afghanistan, who later became the Director of the CIA. In an era searching for real military leadership, Petraeus seemed just what the doctor ordered. Or, was he? His reputation was tarnished by an affair with his biographer and his carelessness which allowed her access to his Top...
  • Why Did a Ted Cruz Super PAC Gave $500,000 to Carly Fiorina?

    03/30/2016 6:32:54 PM PDT · by drewh · 41 replies
    Money Morning.com ^ | Marcy 29, 2016 | By CAMERON SAUCIER, Associate Editor, Money Morning
    A Ted Cruz super PAC made a curious donation back in June 2015… It gave half a million dollars to former tech executive Carly Fiorina's super PAC, Carly for America. The Washington Post first broke the story back in late July. Super PACs that explicitly support a candidate almost never give in support of other rival candidates. On top of that, at the time, Fiorina was one of Texas Sen. Ted Cruz's main Republican opponents in the 2016 presidential race. That's why the donation was such a mystery — even The Washington Post piece didn't offer an explanation. It was...
  • D.C. Madam’s Lawyer Confirms He Has Phone Records That Could Impact Election

    03/30/2016 2:32:03 PM PDT · by drewh · 83 replies
    Mediaite.com ^ | 12:45 pm, March 30th, 2016 | by Lindsey Ellefson
    A woman named Deborah Palfrey was accused of operating an illegal escorting empire in the nation’s capitol, and though she insisted everything she did was legal and by the books, she couldn’t prove it because she never kept names or records of her clients. All she had was phone records and those that were released made for good news fodder but couldn’t save her from a possible prison sentence of over 50 years. She killed herself in 2008. But there are some records that weren’t released. A court order has barred Palfrey’s former lawyer and the current custodian of the...
  • "We Can Put Refugees On Buses": Leaked Memo Shows Erdogan Blackmailed Europe For Billions

    02/08/2016 12:54:45 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 02/08/2016 | Tyler Durden
    If there's anything we've learned over the past twelve months it's that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is prepared to employ all manner of nefarious tactics in order to preserve his grip on power in Ankara.Following unfavorable election results last June, Erdogan plunged the country into civil war be restarting a long simmering battle with the PKK and proceeded to crack down on journalists and anyone else critical of the ruling AKP. Ultimately, new elections were called and AKP put up a stronger showing, effectively paving the way for Erdogan to rewrite Turkey's constitution and install an executive presidency.But...
  • Iraq says Saudi, Russia change tone on possible oil deal

    01/27/2016 7:47:46 AM PST · by Trumpinator · 18 replies
    reuters.com ^ | Tue Jan 26, 2016 12:30pm EST | Rania El Gamal
    Tue Jan 26, 2016 12:30pm EST Iraq says Saudi, Russia change tone on possible oil deal KUWAIT | By Rania El Gamal OPEC kingpin Saudi Arabia and top non-OPEC producer Russia are showing signs of flexibility about agreeing to tackle an oil glut that has pushed prices to 12-year lows, the oil minister of Iraq said on Tuesday. "We have seen some flexibility from the brothers in Saudi and a change in tone from Russia," Adel Abdel Mahdi, whose country is the second-largest producer in the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, said. His comments, made in Kuwait, boosted Brent...
  • Report: U.S. spying on Israel swept up members of Congress

    12/29/2015 4:08:44 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 20 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/29/2015 | NOLAN D. MCCASKILL
    U.S. spying programs scooped up communications between members of Congress and Israeli leaders, giving the White House insight into Israel’s lobbying of U.S. lawmakers against the Iran nuclear deal, current and former U.S. officials told The Wall Street Journal. The article, published Tuesday afternoon, reports that the U.S. continued to spy on select leaders of allied nations despite President Barack Obama’s pledge to curb such surveillance two years ago, and that it was a top priority to maintain spying on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his government. As part of that continued surveillance, the National Security Agency also swept...
  • Marco Rubio 'Mistress Bomb' About to Detonate - Sources

    12/04/2015 5:51:04 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 128 replies
    legitgov.org ^ | December 4
    U.S. Senator Marco Rubio is about to be rocked by a "mistress bomb," multiple sources familiar with the allegation tell FITS. In fact, we're told this explosive rumor could detonate in wide circulation within the next forty-eight hours. "There is a decent chance you are about to see this picture all over the place," one of our sources said, directing us to the corporate webpage of a female Washington, D.C. lobbyist. Details of the forthcoming scandal are not yet clear, although the allegation involving Rubio and the female lobbyist is reportedly being leaked to "multiple mainstream media outlets" this week.All...
  • Money, sex and modernism

    10/01/2015 7:22:21 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 5 replies
    Harvesting the Fruit of Vatican II ^ | 9/30/15 | Louie Verrecchio
    An article by Italian journalist Maurizio Blondet is making the rounds alleging that Pope Benedict XVI was blackmailed into abdication by forces allied with SWIFT (the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication), which had a hand in the shutdown of ATM and bank card services at the Vatican in January of 2012. According to Blondet: There was a blackmail of Benedict XVI, coming from who knows where, through SWIFT. The underlying reasons for this have not been clarified, but it is clear that SWIFT has intervened directly in the management of affairs of the Church. This particular theory is not...
  • "There was a blackmail come from who knows where, through SWIFT, exercised on Benedict XVI."

    09/29/2015 10:27:22 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 36 replies
    Orwell's Picnic ^ | 9/29/15 | Hilary Jane Margaret White
    This is starting to not be funny anymore. Ratzinger non poté “né vendere né comprare” Ratzinger he could "neither sell nor buy" Maurizio Blondet Roughly translated by Google: "Few know what SWIFT (the acronym stands for Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication) is: in theory, is a global "clearing house", uniting 10,500 banks in 215 countries. In fact, is the most occult and sole center of American-globalist financial power, a bastion of blackmail on which the hegemony of the dollar, the most powerful means of political and economic espionage (to the detriment especially for us Europeans) and the means by...
  • Boehner: Goodbye to Old Yellowstain. "Someone threatened to 'tell what they knew about Fast and

    09/26/2015 5:38:52 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 104 replies
    Sipsey Street Irregulars ^ | September 26, 2015 | Dutchman6
    John Hawkins writes at Townhall: "Boehner Resigned? Good. Go Cry, Drink And Surrender Somewhere Else." Well, Boehner's resignation is far too late for me and especially far too late for the Fast and Furious investigation that he derailed because the FBI was blackmailing him. Long-time readers will recall that when the Issa committee got around to noticing the fact, uncovered by this blog and FOX News' William La Jeunesse, that the middle men who the ATF agents were forbidden by their superiors from following (the ones who actually transported the weapons across the border) were the Miramontes brothers who were...
  • Sid Blumenthal (in Hillary E-Mails): Boehner 'Alcoholic', 'Lazy', 'Banal', 'Louche'...

    09/01/2015 2:56:31 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 34 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 01 September 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    'Louche' = dubious, shady, disreputable Seems as if we conservatives are on the same page as Team Hillary, re. John Boehner's principles, morals, and skill set-- if a just-released 2011 e-mail from one of the Clintons' closest advisors is anything to go by: 'Boehner is despised by the younger, more conservative members of the House Republican Conference," (Sidney) Blumenthal wrote to Clinton. "They are repelled by his personal behavior.' 'He is louche, alcoholic, lazy, and without any commitment to any principle,' he added. 'He is not Gingrich, the natural leader of a revolution, riding the crest into power,'... 'He is careworn and...
  • Are key Republican leaders in D.C. being blackmailed?

    07/18/2015 8:16:43 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 125 replies
    youtube ^ | Jun 16, 2015 | Wayne Allyn Root
    "I have the most important question of a lifetime for all of you. Are key Republican leaders in D.C. from the Senate, House and Supreme Court being blackmailed?" Video at link.
  • Watch: Obama Scolds CBS’s Major Garrett for Question About US Hostages in Iran

    07/15/2015 11:36:11 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 44 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/15/2015 | Jeff Poor
    During a Wednesday press conference to promote the Iranian nuclear deal he had announced a day earlier, President Barack Obama fielded a question from CBS White House correspondent Major Garrett regarding the four Americans held captive in Iran and why he didn’t seek their release during these negotiations.Exchange as follows: GARRETT: Thank you, Mr. President. As you well know, there are four Americans in Iran — three held on trumped-up charges and according to your administration and one whereabouts unknown. Can you tell the country, sir, why you are content with all the fanfare around this deal to leave the...
  • Chairman of House Dems asks people to ‘keep tabs’ on companies silent about Trump

    07/02/2015 2:26:23 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 24 replies
    Twitchy ^ | July 2, 2015 | Twitchy Staff
    Xavier Becerra ✔ @RepBecerra Thumbs up to @Macys for telling @realDonaldTrump “#yourefired." 2:24 PM - 2 Jul 2015 But that’s not enough. Rep. Becerra wants to make sure there’s hell toupée for Trump, and he’s asking for your help to root out companies not giving The Donald a public spanking: Xavier Becerra ✔ @RepBecerra But why aren't more companies acting responsibly and following suit? Let's keep tabs on those who stay silent! 2:25 PM - 2 Jul 2015
  • Are Key Republican Leaders in D.C. Being Blackmailed?

    06/30/2015 3:56:48 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 146 replies
    Townhall ^ | 6-30-15 | Wayne Allyn Root
    Are key Republican leaders in D.C. from the Senate, House and Supreme Court being blackmailed? Tell me you haven’t thought the exact same thing? Something is very wrong. Something smells rotten in DC. Rotten like a dead fish left at the front door of a Congressmen’s office by the Obama Crime Family. Rotten like a photo of a Supreme Court Justice with his robe down at his ankles. Because what’s happening just isn’t normal. Please tell me how it’s possible that President Obama and his socialist cabal suffered the most massive and historic defeat in modern political history only 9...
  • Vanity. Should we chip in and fund someone to investigate Chief Justice Roberts and John Boehner?

    06/26/2015 5:16:28 AM PDT · by saminfl · 24 replies
    self | 06/26/15 | self
    We need to put our own pressure on these people and others like them.
  • Was Supreme Court Justice John Roberts Blackmailed?

    06/25/2015 12:06:44 PM PDT · by Cowman · 85 replies
    the blaze ^ | Jun. 25, 2015 11:59am | Wayne Root
    Is the idea implausible that this same Obama administration that orders IRS attacks, then orders destruction of key evidence, would stop at nothing to save Obama’s signature achievement? Is it impossible to believe that Obama and his socialist cabal that learned from Saul Alinsky that “the ends justify the means” would hold something over a Supreme Court justice’s head? It’s time to ask the question loudly and boldly because something is clearly wrong in Washington, D.C. Is that the purpose of government agencies like the IRS and the NSA that are abusing our rights – to listen to us, to...
  • Hackers Stole Secrets of U.S. Government Workers’ Sex Lives

    06/25/2015 10:02:35 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 54 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | June 24, 2015 | Shane Harris
    Infidelity. Sexual fetishes. Drug abuse. Crushing debt. They’re the most intimate secrets of U.S. government workers. And now they’re in the hands of foreign hackers. It was already being described as the worst hack of the U.S. government in history. And it just got much worse. A senior U.S. official has confirmed that foreign hackers compromised the intimate personal details of an untold number of government workers. Likely included in the hackers’ haul: information about workers’ sexual partners, drug and alcohol abuse, debts, gambling compulsions, marital troubles, and any criminal activity. Those details, which are now presumed to be in...
  • Sowell: Hillary and History

    06/22/2015 11:44:45 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | June 23, 2015 | Thomas Sowell
    There are no sure things in politics, but Hillary Clinton is the closest thing to a sure thing to become the Democrats' candidate for president in 2016. This is one of the painful but inescapable signs of our time. There is nothing in her history that would qualify her for the presidency, and much that should disqualify her. What is even more painful is that none of that matters politically. Many people simply want "a woman" to be president, and Hillary is the best-known woman in politics, though by no means the best qualified. What is Hillary's history? In the...
  • John Boehner’s Tawdry Character

    06/16/2015 3:57:22 PM PDT · by concernedcitizen76 · 17 replies
    Tea Party Army ^ | 2015 | Charles Benninghoff
    It’s not new. Blackmail, extortion, and dirty pool in politics have, like disease-ridden ticks, found easy hosts for decades. J. Edgar Hoover had dirt on everyone who stepped across the line. The Mafia had dirt on him – he was a closet homosexual. All came to mind recently when Ohio Republican Congressman John Andrew Boehner, the 61st and current Speaker of the House, allowed Obama to push through the far-reaching and disastrous “CRomnibus” budget bill. The Political Insider expressed its astonishment this way: “Why, after a massive Republican landslide victory on election day, would Boehner act in such a strange...
  • Dennis Hastert: When It’s a Crime to Withdraw Your Own Money From Your Bank

    06/07/2015 5:39:30 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 64 replies
    New York Times ^ | 06/07/2015 | Josh Barro
    Dennis Hastert has not been indicted on a charge of sexual abuse, nor has he been indicted on a charge of paying money he was not legally allowed to pay. The indictment of Mr. Hastert, a former House speaker, released last week, lays out two counts: taking money out of the bank the wrong way, and then lying to the F.B.I. about what he did with the money. Does that make sense? Conor Friedersdorf of The Atlantic, for example, is worried that the indictment constitutes government overreach, punishing Mr. Hastert for concealing payments whose disclosure he may have thought would...
  • Nothing gay about Hastert hypocrisy

    06/07/2015 7:42:23 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 61 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 7, 2015 | Jonathan Capehart
    In discussing the scandal engulfing former House speaker Dennis Hastert, who is due in court this week, one thing must be made absolutely clear. What he is alleged to have done to young boys has absolutely nothing to do with being gay or gay rights. * Almost immediately after the news broke of Hastert’s indictment, folks looked to Congress for signs of hypocrisy. Former representative Barney Frank (D-Mass.), who is gay, made an assertion during an appearance on Huffington Post Live last Monday that was flat-out inappropriate. “Dennis Hastert twice as speaker tried to get the house to pass a...
  • Liberal Democrat Bill Press: A raw deal for Hastert

    06/02/2015 8:09:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/02/2015 | Bill Press
    As a Democrat, I know I’m supposed to cheer now that former Republican Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.) has been charged with federal crimes. But, in fact, I feel just the opposite. It looks to me like he got a raw deal, and ended up the victim of an overzealous federal prosecutor. Don’t get me wrong. I don’t condone Hastert’s rumored sexual abuse of a former student, if that’s what happened. But if that student still felt harmed, so many years later, why didn’t he go to the police instead of going to Hastert and hitting him up for hush money?...
  • How Did Denny Hastert Get Rich Enough to Pay Millions to an Accuser?

    06/01/2015 8:47:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/01/2015 | John Fund
    Denny Hastert — the former House speaker now indicted for violating regulations on bank withdrawals that were originally meant to snare drug dealers — was a man of integrity according to his former House colleagues. By the sketchy standards of Illinois politics, that might well have been true. But his fall from grace should prompt other questions about how a former high-school teacher who held elective office from 1981 to 2007 could leave Congress with a fortune estimated at $4 million to $17 million. When he entered Congress in 1987, he was worth at most $275,000. Hastert was the...
  • Is John Roberts Drifting Left?

    05/02/2015 8:02:26 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 92 replies
    TNR ^ | 05/02/2015 | By Brianne J. Gorod
    This has been a week of surprises from Chief Justice John Roberts. Wednesday he joined the Court’s more liberal members in a 5-4 decision in a significant First Amendment case. Tuesday at the argument in Obergefell v. Hodges, the marriage equality cases, he suggested that a ban on same-sex marriage might present a “straightforward question of sexual discrimination.” These superficially surprising moves support Roberts’s oft-repeated claim that he believes the Justices should decide cases based on the law, not politics. But as Roberts’s tenth term as Chief Justice comes to a close, the biggest tests of that claim are still...
  • Patriot Act That Dennis Hastert Passed Led To His Indictment

    05/30/2015 6:48:57 AM PDT · by Sawdring · 64 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 05/28/2015 | Daniel Marans
    On Oct. 24, 2001, then-House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.) shepherded the Patriot Act through the House of Representatives. It passed 357 to 66, advancing to the Senate and then-President George W. Bush’s desk for signing. Hastert took credit for House passage in a 2011 interview, claiming it “wasn’t popular, and there was a lot of fight in the Congress” over it.
  • Why do Mitch McConnell and John Boehner act like they have a Denny Hastert problem?

    05/30/2015 5:22:35 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 75 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 5/30/15 | Newsmachete
    Everyone is innocent until proven guilty, blah blah blah. Now, having gotten that obligatory sentence out of the way, if Denny Hastert is guilty of molesting a young boy, that's simply terrible. But why do Mitch McConnell and John Boehner seem to be acting as though they might also be blackmailed? Consider how Boehner and McConnell have given in to Obama on all of the following: 1) 100% of his budget requests. 2) Fully funding Obamacare without any restraints. 3) Fully funding Obama's illegal amnesty without any restraints. 4) Raising the debt ceiling repeatedly without any restraints. 5) Effectively giving...
  • A second person accused Hastert of sexual abuse, official says

    05/29/2015 7:06:44 PM PDT · by bimboeruption · 101 replies
    LATimes ^ | 5-29-2015 | Richard A. Serrano
    dicted former House Speaker Dennis Hastert was paying a former student from Yorkville, Ill., to conceal his alleged sexual abuse of the youth that took place while Hastert was a teacher and wrestling coach at a high school there, federal law enforcement officials said Friday. A top official, who would not be identified speaking about the federal charges in Chicago, said investigators also spoke with a second person who raised similar allegations that corroborated what the student said. The second person was not being paid by Hastert, the official said. Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert indicted Federal prosecutors have announced...
  • Hastert's indictment suggests he was victim of blackmail scheme

    05/29/2015 8:48:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/29/2015 | Rick Moran
    The facts surrounding the indictment of former House Speaker Dennis Hastert are vague and suggestive. He is being charged with several currency violations and one count of lying to federal investigators.  The currency violations are the result of withdrawals from several bank accounts by Hastert over a two year period that exceeded the $10,000 limit on withdrawals which that needed to be reported under the law. Much of that cash apparently went to one individual in order to cover up "prior misconduct" by Hastert dating back to his time as a teacher and wrestling coach. Washington Post: In 2010, confronted...
  • Former House Speaker Hastert Indicted In Probe Into $3.5M In Withdrawals

    05/28/2015 4:40:52 PM PDT · by navysealdad · 168 replies
    Former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert was indicted Thursday by a federal grand jury in Chicago. The Illinois Republican, 73, is charged with trying to evade cash withdrawal requirements, and with lying to the FBI about it.
  • Former speaker Dennis Hastert indicted for hush money cover-up

    05/28/2015 3:45:18 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    CNN ^ | 05/28/2015 | Tom LoBianco
    Federal officials have indicted former House Speaker Dennis Hastert for lying to the FBI about $3.5 million he agreed to pay to an undisclosed subject to "cover up past misconduct." The indictment was unsealed in the District Court of Northern Illinois on Thursday. The Justice Department alleges that Hastert made large withdrawals after agreeing to pay the money. The indictment does not explain precisely what the "past misconduct" is, but instead details at length various withdrawals and financial transactions he made with the unidentified subject. The payments totaling about $1.7 million occurred over a period of years beginning in 2010...
  • Iran Flexes Its Power by Transporting Turkey to the Stone Age

    04/23/2015 6:27:47 AM PDT · by Former Proud Canadian · 38 replies
    Observer ^ | April 22, 2015 | Micah Halpern
    Half of Turkey—44 of 81 provinces, 40 million people including those living in Istanbul and Ankara, suffered a massive power outage that lasted a solid twelve hours. It happened on Tuesday, March 31st. It happened because Iran wanted it to happen. The blackout in Turkey was caused by a cyber hack that originated in Iran. This cyber attack was payback, a taste of what Iran has to offer. Everything went down. Computers, airports, air traffic, traffic lights, hospitals, lights, elevators, refrigeration, water and sewage, everything simply stopped. In an instant, Turkey was transported back to the stone ages.
  • Arab intelligence: Iran's military is ready to close Strait of Hormuz if nuclear talks fail

    04/05/2015 12:55:40 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 62 replies
    Twitter ^ | 4/5/15 - 2:50pm | IsraelBreaking
    Arab intelligence agencies tell European countries that Irans military is ready to close Strait of Hormuz if nuclear talks fail. - Ch. 10
  • Envelope tests positive for anthrax in the Bahamas

    10/21/2001 11:38:34 PM PDT · by grimalkin · 17 replies · 337+ views
    Ananova ^ | Monday 22nd October 2001 | Ananova
    An envelope containing white powder in a Nassau post office has initially tested positive for anthrax. This is the first discovery of anthrax in the Caribbean, officials say. The letter was destined for a Bahamas address and had a local stamp, claims Police Commissioner Paul Farquharson. Investigators are naming the recipient or whether the envelope had a return address. Lab tests at a Nassau hospital indicate the presence of anthrax spores, says Chief Medical Officer Marceline Dahl-Regis. Officials are now waiting for the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention to confirm it the bacterium. None of the 10 employees ...
  • Kerry exposes Iranian family tie — and subjects family to blackmail

    04/01/2015 9:43:46 AM PDT · by Baynative · 47 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 3/25 | Kenneth Timmerman
    In a greeting to the Iranian people on the occasion of the traditional New Year (Nowruz) holiday last week, Secretary of State John Kerry exposed a secret that journalists and academics have been agonizing over for the past six weeks: the fact that his daughter has married an Iranian-American who has extensive family ties to Iran. “I am proud of the Iranian-Americans in my own family, and grateful for how they have enriched my life,” Kerry said in the official statement. Kerry also said he was “strongly committed to resolving” the differences between the United States and the Islamic Republic...
  • Russia warns Denmark its warships could become nuclear targets

    03/22/2015 1:24:34 AM PDT · by Matt_DZ_PL · 132 replies
    Telegraph.Co.UK ^ | March 21, 2015 | Julian Isherwood
    Russia has gone on the offensive in the Baltic, warning Denmark that if it joins Nato’s missile defence shield, its navy will be a legitimate target for a Russian nuclear attack. “I don’t think that Danes fully understand the consequence if Denmark joins the American-led missile defence shield. If they do, then Danish warships will be targets for Russian nuclear missiles,” said Mikhail Vanin, the Russian ambassador to Denmark, to the Jyllands-Posten newspaper.
  • Massive NSA Blackmail Potential

    03/11/2015 12:42:53 PM PDT · by concernedcitizen76 · 15 replies
    Police State USA ^ | April, 27, 2014
    (Given the technological ability of unelected agencies to spy on everyone and create meticulous non-erasable dossiers ftom cradle to grave, our system of governance becomes riddled with blackmail to such a degree that the system can not ever self-correct. The democratic process spirals into unworkability and inevitable tyranny. What if, instead, blind computers replaced the human element in governance with the Constitution as the master O/S?) NSA whistleblower Russ Tice (Source: C-SPAN) With the astonishing number of ways the NSA can spy on Americans, one must consider the ways this trove of information could be used in the wrong hands...
  • Oh my: DOJ preparing to file criminal corruption charges against Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez

    03/06/2015 12:36:50 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/06/2015 | AllahPundit
    Alternate headline via Dave Weigel: “DOJ confirms that Bob Menendez is a New Jersey politician.”There’s no louder Democratic critic of Obama’s Iran deal than Menendez and now here he is, about to be indicted. Hmmm. Maybe I spoke too soon in questioning Lee Smith’s theory that the White House has decided to start destroying the Iran-deal skeptics on its own side. People briefed on the case say Attorney General Eric Holder has signed off on prosecutors’ request to proceed with charges, CNN has learned exclusively. An announcement could come within weeks. Prosecutors are under pressure in part because of...
  • Europe planning to blackmail Israel regardless of who wins the elections

    02/13/2015 2:52:19 PM PST · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Israel Matav ^ | 2/13/2015 | Carl in Jerusalem
    According to a report in Makor Rishon, Europe is planning to blackmail Israel big time in March regardless of which side wins our upcoming elections. Ariel Kahane reports in today’s edition of Makor Rishon that the European Union is preparing to impose a series of heavy sanctions against Israel to be rolled out after the March elections. The sanctions would impact not only Israeli business economic activity with the European Union that involves Israeli manufacturers located beyond the ’67 line (including eastern Jerusalem) but also trade activity in general and other facets of economic interaction between the EU and...
  • Openly Gay Alabama Lawmaker Threatens To 'Out' Colleagues' Extramarital Affairs

    01/27/2015 11:28:37 AM PST · by servo1969 · 86 replies
    Truthrevolt.org ^ | 1-27-2015 | Trey Sanchez
    Alabama's first openly gay state lawmaker threatened to "out" fellow elected officials engaged in extramarital affairs, especially those that champion family values and traditional marriage. State Rep. Patricia Todd's (D-Birmingham) ire came to a boil after several state officials reacted negatively to a recent federal ruling that declared Alabama's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional. Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard called the ruling "outrageous" and said that the will of 80% of Alabama citizens who voted in 2006 to define marriage as between a man and a woman has been overturned by the act of "a single unelected and unaccountable federal...
  • Super Bowl's Arizona host may be on the hook for millions

    01/26/2015 5:47:34 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    CBS ^ | 1/24/15
    ....the mayor of Glendale, Arizona - home to Super Bowl XLIX - is questioning the money-making potential of this year's big game, CBS News' David Begnaud reports. "I think if you looked in the till at the end of the day, I think you'll have less money in it than came in," said Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers. Weiers suspects that when the sun sets on Super Bowl XLIX, the only real loser may be his city. "I'm sure that we're going to spend $3 million," Weiers said. "I would hope, in tax revenues, that we can actually account for well...
  • F.B.I. and Justice Dept. Said To Seek Charges for Petraeus

    01/09/2015 5:18:57 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 27 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 1/9/2015 | MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT and MATT APUZZO
    WASHINGTON — The F.B.I. and Justice Department prosecutors have recommended bringing felony charges against retired Gen. David H. Petraeus for providing classified information to his former mistress while he was director of the C.I.A., officials said, leaving Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. to decide whether to seek an indictment that could send the pre-eminent military officer of his generation to prison. The Justice Department investigation stems from an affair Mr. Petraeus had with Paula Broadwell, an Army Reserve officer who was writing his biography, and focuses on whether he gave her access to his C.I.A. email account and other...