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  • Clinton Cash - Official Movie Premiere [till 11pm]

    07/23/2016 5:34:35 PM PDT · by thouworm · 155 replies
    Breitbat/YouTube ^ | 7-23-2016
    Available here without going through the Breitbart loops. Many Freepers never got a reply from Breitbart with a password for access to the movie. Try the YouTube link for the full documentary.
  • Exposing The Clinton Global Financial Network

    07/03/2016 9:47:51 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Apr 18, 2016 | Peter Schweizer
    Revelations in the Panama Papers that key Clinton financial partners had numerous offshore entities is the latest investigation to expose the secretive Clinton Global Financial Network. As the Panama Papers reveal, major Clinton financial partners, including Canadian mining magnate Frank Giustra and the Chagoury family of Nigeria, made use of the controversial Panamian law firm Mossack Fonseca to move assets around the world. Several key figures in the uranium deal that sent 20 percent of American uranium production into the hands of the Russian government had offshore entities created by Mossack Fonseca. Frank Giustra used the firm to create UrAsia...
  • Corruption case casts harsh light on NYPD handgun permits

    06/25/2016 7:51:57 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 25, 2016 5:53 PM EDT | Tom Hays
    A corruption probe at the New York Police Department has cast a harsh light on how people get handgun permits in a city that boasts some of the nation’s toughest gun laws. Federal prosecutors say a shady fixer’s cash bribes induced officers working in NYPD’s licensing division to rubber-stamp dozens of gun applications, circumventing stringent background checks intended to weed out candidates with criminal records, mental health problems and other red flags. The potential public safety breach comes amid a national debate over whether easy access to weapons fueled the Orlando massacre and other mass shootings. …
  • D.C. Circuit: CAIR Must Stand Trial for Massive Fraud

    06/22/2016 3:35:03 PM PDT · by Maceman · 17 replies
    American Freedom Law Center ^ | 6-21-16 | Unknown
    The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit today unanimously reversed a trial court’s ruling dismissing a fraud case brought against the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). The result of the appellate court’s ruling is that CAIR National, operating out of the District of Columbia, must stand trial and allow a jury to hear all of the evidence of the massive fraud and attempted cover up carried out by CAIR and perpetrated against hundreds of CAIR fraud victims. In January of last year, Judge Paul Friedman, the federal judge presiding over a five-year old lawsuit alleging...
  • Clinton Superdelegate Chaka Fattah Found Guilty on Corruption Charges

    06/21/2016 3:34:15 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies
    FreeBeacon.com ^ | 6/21/16 | Joe Schoffstall
    Rep. Chaka Fattah (D., Pa.), a Hillary Clinton superdelegate, was convicted on Tuesday on corruption charges stemming from a racketeering conspiracy in which the congressman and four associates misappropriated thousands of dollars from federal, campaign, and charitable sources. Fattah and four associates were indicted in July 2015 on 29 corruption charges including racketeering, bribery, money laundering, mail and wire fraud, bank fraud, and falsification of records, among other charges. The Department of Justice said Fattah took an illegal $1 million loan from his failed Philadelphia mayoral bid in 2007 and disguised it as a loan to his consulting company. At...
  • 'Fixer' bribed (New York City) cops into closing Lincoln Tunnel lane: feds

    06/21/2016 6:03:41 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 8 replies
    NY Post ^ | Jamie Schram, Shawn Cohen, Kaja Whitehouse and Danika Fears
    Cops shut down a lane in the Lincoln Tunnel so a visiting businessman could be escorted through it at the behest of a major de Blasio fundraiser, federal prosecutors charged Monday. [Snip] Federal prosecutors allege that the civilian behind the closure, Borough Park businessman Jeremy Reichberg, and his real-estate-investor pal Jona Rechnitz, spent more than $100,000 on police bribes between 2012 and 2015. "They got, in effect, a private police force for themselves and their friends — effectively they got cops on call," Manhattan US Attorney Preet Bharara said.
  • Congressman Says "Ruling Class" Not Paid Enough [semi-satire]

    06/20/2016 1:19:27 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 5 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 19 June 2016 | John Semmens
    Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-Fla) complains that his $174,000 annual salary plus perks is "not enough to keep a man honest. We deal with an annual budget of over $3 trillion dollars. Our piece of that action is a paltry .005%. High-ranking heads of Departments don't fare much better. Is it surprising that some are tempted to augment in ways that many find distasteful?" "Take former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her husband Bill," the Congressman said. "After decades of public service they left the White House nearly broke in 2001. What choice did they have but to try to...
  • Clinton University Scandal Netted Bill $16.5 Million

    06/15/2016 7:36:06 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 11 replies
    Fox Business ^ | 6/15/2016 | Henry Fernandez
    Clinton University Scandal Netted Bill $16.5 Million By Henry Fernandez Published June 14, 2016 Politics FOXBusiness For all the attention the Trump University scandal has garnered throughout the 2016 election season, another education controversy has yet to receive as much outrage. The Clintons are adding another check to their list of questionable practices as their connection with the Laureate International Universities allegedly paid Bill Clinton $16.5 million. The payments were over 2010-2014 to the presumptive first gentleman to serve as “honorary chancellor” of the for-profit universities and college. The Laureate Education received a sizable amount of money from the U.S....
  • Clinton Banked $6.7 Million From Paid Speeches in 2015

    05/18/2016 2:06:15 PM PDT · by detective · 13 replies
    Townhall ^ | May 18, 2016 | Justin Holcomb
    Hillary and Bill Clinton brought in a combined total of $6.725 million in paid speeches in 2015, according to a personal financial disclosure form released late Tuesday night. According to a document her campaign released last year, Clinton gave six paid speeches for a combined income of $1.475 million. One of her biggest pay days was a speech given to Ebay on March 3, 2015 for $315,000. Bill proved to be the 'bread winner' of the pair by giving 22 paid speeches last year for a total of $5.25 million. Eleven of the speeches came after his wife announced her...
  • US Rep. Chaka Fattah's corruption trial set to begin

    05/15/2016 9:57:26 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 16, 2016 12:50 AM EDT
    Opening statements are expected Monday in the federal corruption trial of a veteran Pennsylvania congressman. U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah is accused of accepting bribes and misusing campaign funds and federal grants to enrich his family and friends. An indictment alleges the 59-year-old Fattah took an illegal $1 million campaign loan for his failed 2007 mayoral campaign and misused federal funds to pay it back. …
  • Jury convicts Ron Paul aides of campaign finance violations

    05/05/2016 12:56:06 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 5, 2016 3:38 PM EDT | David Pitt
    Three campaign advisers to 2012 presidential candidate Ron Paul were convicted Thursday in a federal case alleging they conspired to cover up the campaign’s payments to a former Iowa state senator who had agreed to endorse their boss. Prosecutors said it is illegal to cause a campaign to file inaccurate spending documents. They’ve pursued charges since July 2015 when a grand jury first indicted the men. Paul’s campaign chairman Jesse Benton, campaign manager John Tate and deputy manager Dimitri Kesari argued they broke no laws when they paid a video production company, which passed on $73,000 to former Sen. Kent...
  • Sprawling corruption case with humble beginnings roils NYC

    04/24/2016 5:16:42 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 24, 2016 6:21 PM EDT | Jake Pearson and Tom Hays
    After a successful attack on corruption in New York’s state government, the hard-charging federal prosecutor in Manhattan appears to have set his sights on New York City. Over the past few weeks, a series of loosely related public corruption investigations coordinated by U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara have spilled into public view, with targets including high-ranking New York Police Department officials, the union representing city jail guards, and the political fundraising activities of several people with ties to New York City’s mayor. Already an embarrassment to the nation’s largest police department, it remains unclear whether the widening probes could do damage...
  • Hillary Clinton's Greatest Fear from FBI Probe Isn't About Email

    04/11/2016 2:56:08 PM PDT · by markomalley · 28 replies
    Money Morning ^ | 4/11/16 | David Zeiler
    When the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) concludes its investigation of the Hillary Clinton private email server, the worst damage is not likely to come from the former secretary of state having classified information stored on a private server. Earlier this year the FBI probe expanded into possible violations of public corruption laws resulting from her role as secretary of state and her association with the Clinton Foundation."The agents are investigating the possible intersection of Clinton Foundation donations, the dispensation of State Department contracts, and whether regular processes were followed," an intelligence source told FOX News.The concern is that Clinton,...
  • NYPD corruption scandal leads straight to de Blasio

    04/09/2016 7:45:31 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 7, 2016 | 11:29pm | Michael Goodwin
    As Bob Dylan told us long ago, “You don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows.” These days, a foul wind blows from City Hall. With subpoenas issued, investigations spreading and at least one federal grand jury at work, the question isn’t whether Bill de Blasio’s administration has a corruption problem. The questions are how big is the problem, how many agencies are tainted and how high up the pecking order does it go? […] The two biggest and most recent scandals involve lucrative gifts and cash given to current and former top officers in the NYPD,...
  • 4 top NYC police officials transferred amid corruption probe

    04/07/2016 2:43:30 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 7, 2016 5:04 PM EDT | Colleen Long
    Four senior New York City police officials have been transferred amid a corruption probe into whether officers took free trips, meals and other perks, and Commissioner William Bratton said Thursday police and federal investigators will “follow the leads wherever they take us.” “The public has an expectation of a high degree of trust and integrity in its police department,” he said. “This is not a particularly good day for the department.” The corruption investigation by the NYPD’s Internal Affairs Bureau began in 2013, Bratton said in a statement. In early 2014 the FBI and Department of Justice became involved in...
  • Source: Herzog probe may become a criminal investigation

    04/04/2016 3:43:30 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/4/16 | Ben Ariel
    The probe into alleged corruption by opposition leader MK Yitzhak Herzog may turn into a criminal investigation, a senior official involved in the probe told Channel 10 News on Monday. Last week it was cleared for publication that Herzog is under investigation on suspicions of accepting illegal donations while running for the leadership of the Labor party in 2013. According to the official who spoke to Channel 10, the police are expected to announce that the probe is a criminal investigation following testimonies that were collected in recent days. Herzog, for his part, said earlier on Monday that the allegations...
  • Bribery charges against 13 Detroit principals a 'punch in the gut'

    03/29/2016 5:48:53 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 27 replies
    CNN ^ | March 29, 2016 | Dana Ford
    (CNN) — Thirteen current or former principals with the Detroit Public Schools were charged with bribery Tuesday in an alleged kickback scheme, which couldn't have come at a worse time for the troubled school district.
  • EXCLUSIVE: ICE Whistleblower May Depose Harry Reid

    03/20/2016 10:59:45 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 38 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 3-22-2016 | Evan Gahr
    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid could be deposed for ICE whistleblower Taylor Johnson’s new lawsuit because complaints from his office precipitated her ouster. Johnson’s attorney, Morris Fischer, told the Washington Gadfly that, “We will attempt to depose whoever is involved in this corruption up to and including Harry Reid. His fingerprints are all over the place.” The veteran law enforcement agent, who DHS fired in February after she rejected $100,000 in hush money, filed a Merit System Protection Board claim against the agency earlier this month. Johnson, a single mother of four, had a storied career until she ran afoul...
  • Hillary Cites Bin Laden Raid When Pressed on $200k (> $2.9M total) Speaking Fees From 'Big Banks'

    01/24/2016 8:08:24 PM PST · by Zakeet · 29 replies
    Brietbart ^ | January 24, 2016 | Pam Key
    Sunday on NBC's "Meet The Press," Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said she gets paid over $200,000 for a speech because of interests in various matters including "a lot of interest in the bin Laden raid." Partial transcript follows:
  • Report: FBI Has Enough Evidence to Prosecute Hillary Clinton for Public Corruption

    01/11/2016 4:23:06 PM PST · by detective · 52 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 11, 2016 | John Sexton
    An investigation into possible mishandling of classified information on Hillary Clinton's private email server has expanded to consider whether Clinton's work as Secretary overlapped with her work for the Clinton Foundation run by her family. Fox News' Catherine Herridge published the report, citing unnamed FBI sources, Monday morning. The report indicates the initial security referral looking into whether or not classified information was mishandled has expanded to look at possible public corruption involving the Clinton Foundation.
  • Senator Ted Cruz listens to Iowa farmers, supports Renewable Fuel Standard (Ethanol) through 2022

    01/06/2016 11:23:15 AM PST · by springwater13 · 291 replies
    SIOUX CENTER - During a bus tour stop in Sioux Center, Iowa last night, Senator Ted Cruz expressed support for the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) through 2022. Responding to a question from an ethanol investor from Iowa about whether he would allow the landmark energy program to continue through its current expiration in 2022, Sen. Cruz responded by expressing support for the RFS through 2022. Senator Cruz also expressed passionate support for breaking through the so-called "blendwall." That "blendwall" makes it illegal for ethanol to expand its market penetration, and I intend to eliminate the EPA blendwall to get rid...
  • Impeachable Offenses? Gave Tax Dollars To Campaign Contributors Under The Ruse Of Green Energy

    12/04/2015 4:24:41 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 14 replies
    ConservativeAmerica-Online.com ^ | December 4, 2015 | Staff
    Back in 2009 the Obama administration gave $535 million in taxpayer funds to the company Solyndra. They claimed at the time that it would create 4,000 new jobs. Instead, the company went bankrupt. It was later learned that the company’s shareholders and executives had made substantial donations to Obama’s campaign. In addition, the company had spent large sums of money on lobbying and Solyndra executives had a number of meetings with White House officials. In 2010, Obama visited the Solyndra factory and cited it as a role model for his “stimulus” program, saying “It’s here that companies like Solyndra are...
  • Pro-Jeb Bush super PAC drops $6 million on Fox News ads

    11/09/2015 11:36:52 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 18 replies
    Sunlight Foundation ^ | 11/9/15 | Melissa Yeager
    After struggling to gain traction in the 2016 race, Jeb Bush's campaign announced last week it is relaunching the campaign. It appears his super PAC is doling out some significant cash to encourage the campaign to lift-off. According to independent expenditure disclosures that we spotting on Sunlight's Real-Time Federal Campaign Finance tracker, it appears Right To Rise USA is doubling down and going after the Republican base by placing more than $6.6 million dollars in ads exclusively on the Fox News Channel. The super PAC spent $18,932 producing those commercials, which were placed by a Virginia-based firm known as Oath...
  • House Of Bribes: How The United States Led The Way To A Nuclear Iran

    10/01/2015 10:53:25 PM PDT · by Randall_S · 20 replies
    USA Transnational Report ^ | October 2, 2015 | New Coalition of Concerned Citizens
    Executive Summary The Iranian nuclear deal is a full capitulation to Iran’s terrorist mastermind Mullahs, and the latest in a series of betrayals of the American people and allies by the Obama administration. At the highest level of the administration, Barack Obama’s Senior Advisor, the Iranian-born Valerie Jarrett, prioritized rapprochement with the terror state. Throughout the process and negotiations, she had the backing of billionaire investor (and Obama-backer) George Soros, and his multi-headed network of tax-exempt foundations. Their efforts were driven by deep-rooted anti-Semitism and personal greed. Meanwhile, since the mid-1990s, a small but very connected Iranian lobby (funded, in...
  • Multimillion-dollar UN corruption case uncovered

    03/18/2010 2:49:55 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 9 replies · 517+ views
    Yahoo/AP ^ | Mar 18, 2010 | JOHN HEILPRIN
    UNITED NATIONS – The deal looked simple enough: U.S. military equipment suppliers bribed an African defense minister's salesmen to secure part of a $15 million gig to outfit a presidential guard. But the salesmen were actually FBI agents. And the operation resulted in what U.S. authorities in January called their biggest foreign bribery sting to date, netting 16 indictments and 22 arrests of small arms and military equipment makers. At the center of the U.S. case is Richard Bistrong, a former Florida executive who first surfaced in a series of cases of bribes and bid-rigging for multimillion-dollar U.N. peacekeeping contracts....
  • This is why media coverage of climate debate has been corrupted

    09/16/2015 5:43:14 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 12 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | 22 hours ago September 15, 2015 | Anthony Watts
    UN and Oxfam caught bribing media to write crusading climate stories By Ian Wishart News journalists are being bribed by the United Nations and the Oxfam charity to write scare stories about climate change ahead of the global climate treaty negotiations in Paris later this year. Details of the bribes – which take the form of ego-boosting “awards”, global travel in CO2 generating airliners and financial payments – are contained in a news release just published by the UNDP today, an organisation headed by former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark. Journalists’ codes of ethics prohibit being induced to give...
  • DOL Closes Infosys Investigation: Replacing Americans with Cheaper Foreigners is Legal

    09/15/2015 8:18:30 AM PDT · by ConservingFreedom · 23 replies
    Right Side News ^ | Sep 15, 2015
    Last Tuesday, Infosys Ltd announced that the Department of Labor (DOL) had closed its investigation into whether the company had broken the law when Southern California Edison laid off about 500 American technology workers and replaced them with H-1B visa holders from the Indian software exporters TCS and Infosys. (Reuters, Sept. 8, 2015; The Economic Times, Sept. 8, 2015) The investigation was spurred by an April bipartisan letter from 10 Senators calling for the Obama administration to look into potential wrongdoing. (The Hill, Apr. 9, 2015; see Senators’ Letter, Apr. 9, 2015). However, the Labor Department cleared Infosys of all wrongdoing because the...
  • Is there any limit to Hill's naked power grab?

    09/07/2015 1:19:08 PM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 10 replies
    9/7/2015 | CharlesOconnell
     The French 5th Estate, the press, couldn't understand what all the Watergate fuss was about. "Mais bien sűr, but of course, when a political leader gets into power, the first point of order is to reward one's friends and punish one's enemies, this is as it has always been". They were completely mystified by American political puritanism. Of course, the French political press had no idea that political payoffs were involved, and this might have made quite a difference. Howard Hughes is alleged to have paid Nixon $100,000, but this fact was unknown at the time. The great innovation of the present...
  • The Democratic Party Adopts $15/hour Minimum Wage into National Platform

    08/29/2015 10:09:00 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 53 replies
    The Democratic Party on Friday adopted a call to raise the minimum wage to $15/hr as part of their established party platform heading into the 2016 election season. The move further polarizes the progressive wing of the party by moving them further to the left of both the Republican Party, and corporate centrist Democrats such as Hillary Clinton. In response to the Democratic Party’s vote, Terrence Wise, a Kansas City, Mo. McDonald’s and Burger King Worker and member of the National Organizing Committee of the Fight for $15, issued the following statement.
  • Iranians are buying Democrat Congress (they already bought Kerry, Clinton, and Biden)

    08/27/2015 12:02:24 PM PDT · by yorkie · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 27, 2015 | Karin McQuillan
    Frontpage Magazine has published a bombshell report that has been met with total silence by the media. Daniel Greenfield’s piece is entitled “Traitor Senators Took Money from Iran Lobby, Back Iran Nukes.” Our politicians bought by Iran include not just a list of senators and congressmen about to vote on the Iran deal. Recipients of Iran’s largess for their campaigns include President Obama, Joe Biden, John Kerry, and Hillary Clinton. Both of Obama’s secretaries of state were involved in Iran Lobby cash controversies, as was his vice president and his former secretary of defense. Obama was also the beneficiary of...
  • Hillary Clinton’s Bribery Scandal (Did she forward classified info for loot?)

    08/15/2015 1:29:35 PM PDT · by Libloather · 58 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | 4/24/15 | Peter Wehner
    Earlier this week I referred to Hillary Clinton’s “tangle of corruption.” It turns out I was being generous. As the politically explosive story in the New York Times demonstrates, the depths of the Clintons’ corruption and avarice is stunning. The facts in the Times story are utterly damning and prima facie evidence of a conflict of interest. If foreign governments, including adversarial ones like Russia, paid the Clinton Foundation and/or Bill Clinton huge sums of money, they assured themselves favorable treatment. (Mr. Clinton received $500,000 for a Moscow speech from a Russian investment bank with links to the Kremlin that...
  • Kitzhaber told staff state policies should match Cylvia Hayes' paid agenda (Oregon corruption!)

    07/16/2015 8:20:39 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 7 replies
    Oregonian ^ | 07/16/2015 | Michael Lloyd
    (Oregon governor) John Kitzhaber told his staff that new state energy policies should match those that special interests were paying his fiancée to promote, newly released records show. The directive could be significant as federal investigators dig into whether Kitzhaber and Hayes engaged in illegal influence peddling – promising or trading government action for money. . . . . The release underscores how the Kitzhaber administration operated through back channels that couldn't be traced through government records. Kitzhaber himself relied on a personal email account to conduct government business – emails his attorneys are now fighting to keep from the...
  • Trump, our leaders are not stupid negotiators. They've been bribed.

    07/12/2015 6:29:16 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 13 replies
    12 July 2015 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    Trump mentioned our "stupid negotiators" making trade deals which are ruining our nation. They are NOT stupid, they've been bribed. If the Lamestream Media would actually do their jobs along with the useless FBI, they would find that leadership has been bribed. The barbarians are at the gates of the Great Wall. All they have to do is bribe the gatekeepers to let them in and pillage. The moral breakdown in the country due to people turning their backs on God is bringing full-force destruction to the nation. Should people repent and turn back to God and start living circumspectly,...
  • 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...
  • U.S. to fast track $29 million to help Charleston shooting victims' families

    06/27/2015 10:04:41 AM PDT · by grundle · 51 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 19, 2015
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Justice Department will fast track the sending of $29 million to South Carolina to help families of victims of the mass murder of nine churchgoers at a historic black church in Charleston, a Justice Department spokesman said on Friday. An unspecified portion of the money, allocated under the government's national Crime Victim Assistance Formula Grant program, can be used to provide services to the families of victims of the shootings at Emmanuel AME Church, spokesman Kevin Lewis said.
  • Scalia Hides Hint that Kennedy was PAID for the 5th Vote in footnote?

    06/26/2015 10:33:49 AM PDT · by xzins · 111 replies
    vanity | 25 Jun 15 | Xzins
    From Scalia's dissent on court conducting a putsch to overthrow the country: "22 If, even as the price to be paid for a fifth vote, I ever joined an opinion for the Court that began: “The Constitution promises liberty to all within its reach, a liberty that includes certain specific rights that allow persons, within a lawful realm, to define and express their identity,” I would hide my head in a bag. The Supreme Court of the United States has descended from the disciplined legal reasoning of John Marshall and Joseph Story to the mystical aphorisms of the fortune cookie....
  • City Council President Andy Ginther caught up in red-light camera bribe case ( Ohio Democrats )

    06/19/2015 1:55:50 PM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | June 19, 2015 | Lucas Sullivan & Darrel Rowland
    A former chief executive officer of the red-light camera company Redflex has pleaded guilty to bribing Columbus elected officials - including Council President Andrew Ginther - through the Ohio Democratic Party to install the cameras and keep them operating in the city. Karen L. Finley, 55, of Cave Creek, Ariz., pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit federal programs bribery, according a press release from Carter M. Stewart, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio. Records from the U.S. District in Columbus show that from 2005 to 2013, Finley made campaign contributions to elected public officials in...
  • Clinton’s shady pals: Not quite ‘everyday’ Americans championed by Hillary

    06/13/2015 8:59:45 AM PDT · by Liz · 32 replies
    NY POST.COM ^ | 6/13/15 | Deroy Murdock, Manhattan-based Fox News contributor.
    Some Clinton Foundation donors and board members' shady dealings and criminal convictions should make Democrats reconsider nominating Hillary.....“Clinton Cash” details the power couple’s sordid circle. •The SEC charged a Foundation trustee with misallocating $9.5M from his database company. Shareholders sued for using the company jet to fly the Clintons around and paying Bill a $3M consulting fee. • A Foundation trustee was accused of paying Bahraini executives (roughly $52 million) to win sales contracts for US-based Alcoa which later settled with the DOJ for $384M. • A Foundation trustee donated to Hillary's campaigns...gave the Clintons millions in honoraria and millions...
  • Judge orders Clinton Foundation racketeering case to trial

    05/29/2015 7:31:33 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 109 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 5-29-2015 | Sarah Westwood
    Judge orders Clinton Foundation racketeering case to trial BY SARAH WESTWOOD | MAY 29, 2015 | 7:39 PM A Florida judge has set a trial date in the racketeering case against the Clinton Foundation and Bill and Hillary Clinton. Judge Donald Middlebrooks of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida ordered the racketeering, influenced and corrupt organizations, or RICO, case to head to trial January 20, 2016. The order, entered Friday and obtained by the Washington Examiner, came days after Larry Klayman of Freedom Watch filed a lengthy civil complaint against the Clintons and their foundation in...
  • US Double Standard: Probing FIFA Instead of Clinton Foundation - Analyst

    05/29/2015 3:06:22 PM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies
    Sputnik News ^ | 5/29/15
    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — US authorities should probe the Clinton Foundation instead of going after FIFA officials abroad, Wall Street financial analyst Charles Ortel told Sputnik. “The FIFA prosecution is outrageous. It reflects a complete double standard,” Ortel said on Thursday. “The first thing that the United States should do is to get its own financial house in order.” **SNIP** Ortel, who is investigating the financial records of the Clinton Foundation, argued the US government should investigate institutions based within the country with suspect financial records rather officials in Zurich-based FIFA.
  • Dennis Hastert paid to conceal sexual misconduct, sources say

    05/29/2015 11:39:54 AM PDT · by Callahan · 188 replies
    L.A. Times ^ | 5/29/2015 | RICHARD A. SERRANO AND TIMOTHY M. PHELPS contact the reporters
    Indicted former House Speaker Dennis Hastert was paying an individual from his past to conceal sexual misconduct, two federal law enforcement officials said Friday. One of the officials, who would not speak publicly about the federal charges in Chicago, said “Individual A,” as the person is described in Thursday’s federal indictment, was a man and that the alleged misconduct was unrelated to Hastert’s tenure in Congress. The actions date to Hastert’s time as a Yorkville, Ill., high school wrestling coach and teacher, the official said.
  • Clinton Foundation took at least $1,250,000 from Qatar and World Cup committee embroiled in bribery

    05/28/2015 2:28:33 AM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/27/15 | David Martosko
    Clinton Foundation took at least $1,250,000 from Qatar and World Cup committee embroiled in soccer bribery scandal - and up to $100,000 from FIFA itself The fast-moving FIFA bribery scandal now has a Clinton connection, after news that the nation of Qatar and its 2022 World Cup organizing committee - and even FIFA itself - donated between $1.3 million and $5.55 million to the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation. The scandal-hit football world authority is listed by the foundation as having handed over at least $50,001 and as much as $100,000 to the Clinton's controversial organization in a direct...
  • Clinton Foundation accepts new foreign donations despite campaign promise

    05/13/2015 3:32:45 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 8 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 12, 2015 | Sarah Westwood
    A number of foreign donors pledged new support for Clinton Foundation efforts during a conference in Marrakech last week, raising questions about the strength of Hillary Clinton's campaign promise to cut off foreign donations to her family philanthropy while she runs for president. The Kingdom of Morocco was among the foreign entities that committed to new projects at the Clinton Global Initiative event, which drew dozens of big-ticket donors to the country for a three-day meeting headlined by Bill Clinton. Hillary was slated to attend the Marrakech conference before her name was quietly removed from the schedule earlier this year...
  • Bill Clinton gave 542 speeches between 2001 and 2013. He made $104.9 million.

    05/05/2015 1:05:03 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 34 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 4, 2015
    Bill Clinton has been paid $104.9 million for 542 speeches around the world between January 2001, when he left the White House, and January 2013, when Hillary stepped down as secretary of state, according to a Washington Post review of the family’s federal financial disclosures. Although slightly more than half of his appearances were in the United States, the majority of his speaking income, $56.3 million, came from foreign speeches, many of them in China, Japan, Canada and the United Kingdom, the Post review found.
  • Bill Clinton On Getting $500,000 For Speeches “I Got To Pay Our Bills” (box of tissues alert)

    05/04/2015 8:51:06 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 58 replies
    NBC News ^ | May 4, 2015
    Bubba threw a pity party on the Today Show. For those of you who didn't catch the MSM newser news, probably just about everyone these days, here is a link to the video. You might want to have a box of tissues handy ... cause this short clip is a real tear jerker!
  • Unions Donate to Sharpton’s Nonprofit and Win Airtime on Sharpton’s MSNBC Show

    05/04/2015 4:14:04 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | May 4, 2015 | Jillian Kay Melchior
    Since Politics Nation debuted on MSNBC on August 29, 2011, Al Sharpton’s nonprofit National Action Network has collected more than $2.38 million in contributions from unions, according to Department of Labor records. Meanwhile, Sharpton has often used his show to promote pro-labor viewpoints, also inviting union leadership on as guests. National Action Network ... has apparently remained in financial trouble. A 2013 filing with the Internal Revenue Service showed the nonprofit had ended the year with negative assets of $1.33 million. Nonprofit experts have told National Review that the Sharpton’s six-figure salary from National Action Network, as well as the...
  • Barnicle: No Clinton Quid Pro Quo Because Bill Bilked Bribers

    04/27/2015 5:46:01 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 30 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    How bad are things getting for Hillary when a popular argument among her defenders is that there was no corruption because Bill cheated the people who thought they were bribing her? Last week, we reported on Hillary fan Dorian Warren suggesting that Bill was "running serious game on many of these countries saying oh, I'll talk to my wife, give me the check, and then never mentioning [it.]" On today's Morning Joe, Mike Barnicle made that same argument, claiming there was no quid pro quo because knowing Bill, he took the money saying "yeah, sure, I'll call him for you,...
  • $200 Could Get You Out Of A Classic Car Smog Check In California

    04/25/2015 1:21:51 AM PDT · by Cowman · 38 replies
    jalopnik ^ | 4-23-15 | Damon Lavrinc
    A bill proposed in California would allow classic car owners to cut a check to the DMV for $200 to get out of the state’s notoriously strict smog test. But naturally, it’s a bit more complicated than just paying off the Golden State. Any car in California built on or after 1976 has to undergo a smog test every two years (not so for pre-76 cars, which is one of the reasons my 1976 BMW 2002 is now living in Florida). AB550 seeks to amend that law to allow vehicles 30 years or older to bypass the test, but only...
  • Everything You Need To Know About The Latest Clinton Foundation Scandals, Explained

    04/24/2015 12:18:28 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 04/24/2015 | BY: Andrew Stiles
    I made a G today But you made it in a sleazy way —Tupac Shakur A lot of new information has come to light since our last explanatory report on scandals surrounding the Clinton Foundation. It’s time for an update. Here’s everything you need to know about the latest Clinton Foundation scandals, but were too afraid to ask.Hey, what’s up? Quite a bit, actually.What did I miss? A lot of new reports about the Clinton Foundation. Remember? It’s the shady corporate/charity conglomerate founded by the leaders of the Clinton dynasty.Oh, yeah. What’s the news? Where to start? Newsweek reported over...
  • Mitt Romney on Hillary's Uraniumgate: 'It looks like bribery'

    04/24/2015 6:33:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/24/2015 | Thomas Lifson
    Mitt Romney has taken the gloves off. If only he had done so in 2012, a lot more people in Syria, Libya, and elsewhere would be alive, and the American economy and Supreme Court would be in far better shape.  Speaking to Hugh Hewitt on the latter’s radio show (audio here), he had this to say: HH: Governor Romney, I know you’ve had a chance to read, I assume you’ve had a chance to read the Jo Becker/Mike McIntire New York Times piece today about the cash flowing into the Clinton Foundation from the Russians as they got control...