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Clintons, Hello? Barnicle Claims Trump WH “First Filled with Grifters”
FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein

Posted on 07/24/2018 4:36:47 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest

Back in 2011, a Morning Joe promo featured Mike Barnicle sleeping on a park bench. So let’s cut Mike some slack: it’s possible he snoozed through the Clinton years.

Otherwise, it would be impossible to understand Barnicle’s claim on today’s Morning Joe. Speaking of the Trump presidency, the erstwhile Boston Globe columnist said:

“This is the first White House in the history of this republic that is largely filled with grifters.”

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1 posted on 07/24/2018 4:36:47 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
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Barnicle must have slept through the Bill and Hillary years.

Ping to Liberal Media Criticism list.

2 posted on 07/24/2018 4:37:39 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Projection is out of control these days.

3 posted on 07/24/2018 4:42:16 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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“”””””“This is the first White House in the history of this republic that is largely filled with grifters.”””””””””

This is the first President who moved into the White House and it was a downgrade from his other homes.

First President in modern times to not take a salary.

First President in modern times that is a very successful businessman prior to getting the job.

President Trump was very wealthy before he got the job. Most Presidents become rich after they leave.

So yes, Trump is very unlike the others.

4 posted on 07/24/2018 4:43:48 AM PDT by shelterguy
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Nice photo. Carbuncle and Beaker. (Of Beaker and Mika. Looks like muppets Beaker)

5 posted on 07/24/2018 4:44:00 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

It takes a grifter to know a grifter, and the Clintoons were the worst kind.
But We get over it already.
We learned elections have consequences.

6 posted on 07/24/2018 4:56:02 AM PDT by lgjhn23 (It's easy to be liberal when you're dumber than a box of rocks.)
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Is it me or whenever Joe’s nose gets bigger, his mouth gets smaller?

7 posted on 07/24/2018 5:09:31 AM PDT by o-n-money (We should rename California to Newer Mexico.)
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Pinocchio effect.

8 posted on 07/24/2018 5:18:58 AM PDT by Maskot (Put every dem/lib in yesterday!!!)
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Here's something for Barnicle to ponder.....we'll wait for his report on the Trump equivalent (smirk).




Donors to The Clinton Foundation) got lucrative Hillary/Obama State Dept arms deals.Obama got his cut.

9 posted on 07/24/2018 5:36:47 AM PDT by Liz ( Our side has 8 trillion bullets; the other side doesn't know which bathroom to use.)
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LOL! Thanks for watching/reporting. Barnicle is looking like Larry Bud Melman. That’s a decent cup of comedy in the morning.

10 posted on 07/24/2018 5:37:22 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: PGalt
You nailed it!

11 posted on 07/24/2018 5:40:19 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
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Hey, Barnicle, dont forget Billyboy's "pass through" account.....monies deposited in the AM were out by the PM.
Millions of federal dollars could have landed anywhere without a trace: in a tax-free foundation bank account, a
hedge fund account, a numbered offshore account......and so on.


The Clintons have several global money-raising groups...offshoots of the Clinton Foundation and the Clinton Global Initiative.

In addition to the Clinton Global Initiative, and the Clinton Family Foundation, there are separate Clinton foundations, entities that maintain their own revenue streams.

All these entities maintain separate operations for the Clintons’ pay-to-play global racketeering operations that involves big-time money-laundering and tax evasion:

<><>the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI),

<><>the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton (BHCC) Foundation,

<><>the Clinton Foundation Hong Kong,

<><> William J. Clinton Foundation Charitable Trust (Kenya),

<><>William J. Clinton Foundation Charitable Trust (UK),

<><> the Clinton Foundation Insalingsstiftelse (Sweden).

<><> Clinton/Guistra Partnership, Canada.

The Arkansas-based Clinton Library also raises huge amounts of money from Muslim Mideast sources.

12 posted on 07/24/2018 5:40:21 AM PDT by Liz ( Our side has 8 trillion bullets; the other side doesn't know which bathroom to use.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

MSNBC needs to scrape their hull.

13 posted on 07/24/2018 5:41:27 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (Hillary: Go to jail. Go directly to jail. Do not pass GO. Do not collect 2 trillion dollars.)
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Plagerist, close friend to the drunkest Senator in US history aka Ted Kennedy, and husband to the evil one percenter capitalist banker Anne Finucane, that’s our Mike.

14 posted on 07/24/2018 5:41:56 AM PDT by CaptainK ("no collusion, no obstruction, he's a leaker")
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ITEM FOR BARNICLE the Dallas office of the IRS's investigation into Clinton Foundation public filings found
missing disclosures concerning Clinton Foundation donations from foreign governments Other glaring discrepancies
by the Clinton Foundation should have triggered payment of substantial fines, penalties, and interest to government treasuries long ago.


Then-NYAG Eric Schneiderman Let Clinton Foundation skip identifying foreign donors
By Bob Fredericks September 6, 2016 | 9:37pm

State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman gave the Clinton Foundation a pass on identifying foreign donors in its charitable filings — making it impossible to know if it got any special favors while Hillary Clinton was secretary of state, according to a report Tuesday.

Scripps News found that the foundation and its subsidiary, the Clinton Health Access Initiative, took in $225 million in government donations between 2010 and 2014. New York’s charity law clearly states: “Organizations that received a contribution or grant from a government agency during the reporting period shall include the name of each agency from which contributions were received and the amount of each contribution.” But both the foundation and the CHAI failed to do that, and Schneiderman, a member of Clinton’s “leadership council” in New York and a fierce critic of Donald Trump, did nothing about it.

On its website, the Clinton Foundation reveals its foreign donors, but using only broad ranges, such as $5 million to $10 million, without any time frames. The IRS doesn’t require such disclosures.In 2009, Clinton’s first year at the State Department, the foundation disclosed a lump sum of $122 million in foreign-government donations in its New York paperwork, posting the total amount on a form that requires all charities to “list each government contribution separately.”

Clinton spokesman Josh Schwerin said, “This is a ridiculous accusation. The Clinton Foundation goes above and beyond the disclosure requirements by listing every donor on their website and updating the list quarterly.” Schneiderman’s office said, “The Clinton Foundation’s disclosures regarding funding from foreign governments are in compliance with New York law.”

Other charities complied, including the George W. Bush foundation, which reported receiving $5 million from Saudi Arabia and $500,000 from Kuwait.

Hillary and the smirking Eric Schneiderman (right).
E/S was recently ousted from office after charges he spat at,
choked and slapped women he was intimate with.

15 posted on 07/24/2018 5:42:52 AM PDT by Liz ( Our side has 8 trillion bullets; the other side doesn't know which bathroom to use.)
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How $37 Million from the Clinton Foundation Disappeared in Baltimore
Polizette ^ | 04/06/18 | Charles Ortel
FR Posted on 4/6/2018 by Revel

A grant went to the Clinton-Bush Haiti Fund — but the group had only an office address in Washington, D.C. So what happened to the money? Here’s a question for which Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein, special counsel Robert Mueller, and former FBI Director James Comey may well know the answer to — but aren’t likely to want to talk about in public, under oath: Why did the Clinton Foundation send a $37 million grant for the Clinton-Bush Haiti Fund in 2010 to a Baltimore post office box when the CBHF told federal tax authorities that its only office that year was in Washington, D.C.? For the rest of us, the answers to that and many other questions posed by those who wonder why investigations into obvious and rampant frauds involving Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton and their purported foundation never go anywhere are complex. But they’re worth following if you care about combating charitable fraud. Be prepared, because the answers also make clear that too many powerful people were and are covering up an odious set of scandals ..............

Starting with Hillary’s first campaign to represent New York in the US Senate, Clinton allies were likely solicited for multiple purposes. As the internet evolved and as speeds increase communications involving the Foundation certainly occurred. By November 2008, when Hillary and the Obama Transition Team negotiated their Memorandum of Understanding — itself a misleading and purposefully non-binding subterfuge — email traffic certainly dealt with incoming and outgoing Foundation financial flows and with the dire financial shape of the Foundation that is so evident looking here in Annual Reports for 2007 and 2008 that are intentionally garbled on the Clinton Foundation website.

It is worth noting that major donors to Clinton Foundation entities likely have retained extensive files that the FBI and other government authorities might obtain to flesh out the known record if all missing emails have, in fact, somehow disappeared. Origins of the Clinton Foundation frauds. From Oct. 23, 1997, until Jan. 20, 2001, President Bill Clinton had the power to ensure that no prosecutions might move forward in the Department of Justice (DOJ) against the William J. Clinton Presidential Foundation, an entity that still has never bothered to file a mandatory federal income tax return for Oct. 23, 1997, through Dec. 31, 1997.

Though there is abundant evidence in the public domain of defective filings made under oath, across state lines, using the mails, Clinton likely felt secure that government officials, even in states controlled by Republicans, would never bring solicitation fraud prosecutions against his nascent “charity.”

Then, as it became clear that former Republican Texas Gov. George W. Bush would be inaugurated as his successor in the Oval Office, Clinton and others took steps to ensure that allies would occupy key roles inside the IRS, DOJ and elsewhere in the federal Establishment. Enter Rosenstein, Mueller and Comey. According to his official biography, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein “from 2001 to 2005 … served as Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Tax Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. He supervised the division’s criminal sections and coordinated the tax enforcement activities of the Tax Division, the U.S. attorney’s offices and the Internal Revenue Service.”

Records available through the FBI vault confirm that the FBI and DOJ attorneys conducted investigations, empaneled grand juries, and issued subpoenas, yet they were unable to bring indictments or gain convictions against the many individuals and entities linked to the Clinton charity, which clearly engaged in a raft of frauds, across state lines, and in numerous nations. These FBI records, many of which are heavily redacted even now, clearly show that former FBI Director James Comey played “leadership” roles in these epic failures and that Comey’s predecessor as FBI chief, Robert Mueller, was personally aware of the course of these ineffective efforts after he assumed his duties in September 2001.

To see how badly Rosenstein, Mueller and Comey flubbed the Clinton Foundation "investigation," visit the organization's website and try to find audits for 1998 through 2004. You will not find them there, but you will find noncompliant accounting work product for 2000 through 2004 here, here, here, and here.

You will never notice charity fraud when you refuse to look at key evidence including fake audits that ineffectively mask the brazen theft of at least $64 million. Recent years that matter: 2009 forward. The Clinton Foundation filed an amended federal tax return for 2010 on Nov. 16, 2015. The largest single expense declared for 2010 is a grant of more than $37 million to the CBHF at a post office box in Baltimore, Maryland. This recent — within the statute of limitations — declaration on page 36 of the amended return is boldly incorrect.

Sworn declarations made using the U.S. mails across state lines to New York and Minnesota declared that the only office and mailing address that CBHF had during the year in question was in Washington, D.C. So why was the $37 million sent to a Baltimore post office address? Who retrieved the check from the P.O. box? What happened to the $37 million thereafter? Moreover, it is mathematically impossible to reconcile declarations made in these key states to regulators that are public records with federal tax filings for CBHF. Here's why: In total, CBHF declared nearly $49 million in grants and contributions for the entire year 2010.

In a CBHF state filing received in New York on June 29, 2010, Anita Bhatt, the fund's chief financial officer, declared: "Because the [CBHF] did not receive its 501(c)(3) status until April 2010, the Clinton Foundation and the Communities Foundation of Texas solicited funds on behalf of CBHF at the request of former President George W. Bush."

In a filing received July 21, 2010, Bhatt declared that contributions and grants through May 31, 2010, totaled $34.1 million, reiterated that she was in charge of CBHF funds and repeated that CBHF had only one office in Washington, D.C.

This means that if the Clinton Foundation actually sent more than $37 million to a Baltimore address, it must have done so after May 31, 2010, which would mean that CBHF collected more than $71 million during a year when it ultimately declared just under $49 million in total revenues.

Claims by the Clinton Foundation concerning its supposed grant to CBHF do not and cannot be squared with CBHF filings. Someone here is lying and many people are doing their best to cover up what looks like a crystal-clear instance of charity fraud and other serious crimes. How much money did the Clinton Foundation actually receive during 2010, while soliciting to help poor Haitians after their devastating earthquake? More important, where did the money raised for Haiti by Clinton, Bush, and their associates actually go? And remember, 2010 was a key election year, with much at stake for Democrats. The same accounting firm — BKD LLP — that rendered opinions to the Clinton Foundation during its early years continued as its auditor during and after 2010. We certainly will never know the answer to that question if we must rely on Rosenstein, Mueller and Comey, who, it must be remembered, were failing to catch obvious frauds during those early years.

And one more thing: The same accounting firm — BKD LLP — that rendered opinions to the Clinton Foundation during its early years continued as its auditor during and after 2010. President Donald Trump has been too patient with too many powerful swamp creatures. Americans deserve a real, empowered investigation into Clinton charity and allied frauds, and it should be convened as soon as possible. Charles Ortel, a retired investment banker, concentrates on exposing complex frauds in his new career as an investigator, writer and commentator

Related: Clinton Family’s Illegal Control of Clinton Charity Violates Multiple State Laws, Regs

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16 posted on 07/24/2018 5:49:18 AM PDT by Liz ( Our side has 8 trillion bullets; the other side doesn't know which bathroom to use.)
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The report....“From Russia With Money — Hillary Clinton, the Russian Reset and Cronyism”.....
raises serious questions about the cash connections between the Clintons and participants in Hillary's
State Department-era’s failed five-year effort to improve, or “reset,” US-Russia relations.

A Moscow-based Silicon Valley-styled developer of biomed, space, nuclear and IT technologies called “Skolkovo” — allegedly poured tens of millions of dollars into the Clinton Foundation.

Hillary Clinton was at the center of these efforts author Peter Schweizer argues. “Of the 28 US, European and Russian companies that participated in Skolkovo, 17 of them were Clinton Foundation donors” or sponsored speeches by former President Bill Clinton, Schweizer told The NY Post.

<><> Hillary presented the flawed "reset button" to Russia in 2009.

<><> Circa 2010--Ex-Pres Clinton is in Moscow having a laugh w/ Putin. Bill also got a 500,000 speaking fee in Moscow.

<><> A Jan 2014 document shows that Hillary's campaign chair, John Podesta, transferred more than 25,000 of 75,000 shares in a Russian company to Leonidio Holdings LLC, an address listed as his daughter Megan Rouse’s Shannon Court home in Dublin. Rouse operates Megan Rouse Financial Planning from that same address.

17 posted on 07/24/2018 5:51:55 AM PDT by Liz ( Our side has 8 trillion bullets; the other side doesn't know which bathroom to use.)
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Comey committed perjury in his Congressional testimony because Comey told congressional oversight members multiple times that he was out of the loop of the day to day aspects of the investigation and was therefore uninformed about the details of the case and unable to reply to many questions

As FBI Director, Comey didn’t touch:
<><> Bill Clinton on the tarmac,
<><> IRS and Lois Lerner,
<><> Holden and Obama’s Fast and Furious,
<><> Hillary and Benghazi,
<><> Susan Rice’s Benghazi lies,
<><> The Clinton Foundation ad infinitum,
<><> The Clintons’ Uranium 1 Deal,
<><> Hillary’s private server,
<><> Susan Rice’s Unmasking,
<><> John Podesta’s Russian deals,
<><> Huma and Cheryl Mills’ self-serving activities at State.
<><> The missing $6 billion at Hillary’s State Dept,
<><> Huma’s cousin pigging out at the State Dept trough,
<><> Sid Blumenthal’s $42 million haul from the State Dept,
<><> Amb Joe Wilson (Valerie Plame’s hubby) helping himself to the State Dept cookie jar,
<><> Obama’s Foundation looting State of $100 million “to teach Muslim girls in Morocco,”
<><> Secy Hillary’s Millenium Challenge Corp slush fund.

18 posted on 07/24/2018 5:53:52 AM PDT by Liz ( Our side has 8 trillion bullets; the other side doesn't know which bathroom to use.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

As far as I’m concerned the journalistic field is loaded with grifters, Mike.

19 posted on 07/24/2018 5:54:19 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (My "White Privilege" is my work ethic.)
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Mike Barnicle = fired for serial lying, plagiarizing and fabricating sources.

20 posted on 07/24/2018 5:55:40 AM PDT by outpostinmass2
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