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« Reply #300 on: May 24, 2017, 04:30:20 PM »


Impossible! The dems would never politicize law enforcement!
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« Reply #301 on: May 26, 2017, 11:20:16 AM »

http://circa.com/politics/declassified-memos-show-fbi-illegally-shared-spy-data-on-americans-with-private-parties
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« Reply #302 on: May 26, 2017, 01:29:02 PM »

 shocked shocked shocked angry angry angry angry angry angry
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« Reply #303 on: May 26, 2017, 04:13:30 PM »

What 3rd parties?

Could this be why Comey would not investigate leaks?
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« Reply #304 on: May 29, 2017, 01:55:00 PM »

http://freebeacon.com/politics/nearly-half-dem-rep-luis-gutierrezs-first-quarter-campaign-expenditures-went-wife/
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« Reply #305 on: June 05, 2017, 01:11:07 PM »

http://americanlookout.com/john-kerry-scandal-update-he-knew-state-dept-was-funneling-cash-to-daughters-non-profit/?t=c
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« Reply #306 on: June 05, 2017, 06:59:27 PM »

She needs jail time:

http://boingboing.net/2017/06/05/reality-leigh-winner-arrested.html
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« Reply #307 on: June 05, 2017, 07:10:47 PM »


Mishandling classified materials is illegal? What if it was on a private server?
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« Reply #308 on: June 06, 2017, 07:52:42 PM »

https://www.forbes.com/sites/danalexander/2017/06/06/how-donald-trump-shifted-kids-cancer-charity-money-into-his-business/#30f95ccc6b4a
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« Reply #309 on: June 12, 2017, 09:12:03 AM »

At first glance I though "an honest Democrat?".  But the next thought to me is this is just a ruse .   This is just to justify her going after Trump.   If he should not have "interfered" with Comey then how could she legitimately ignore what he said about Loretta Lynn?   

Would Feinstein be calling for this if not for the obstruction of justice calls against Trump?

If she did it would be far more shocking then now.

http://nypost.com/2017/06/11/top-democrat-calls-for-investigation-of-loretta-lynchs-clinton-probe/
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« Reply #310 on: June 12, 2017, 03:24:29 PM »

My God:
 shocked angry:

https://www.yahoo.com/gma/trump-insider-pursuing-bid-fbi-building-contract-raising-112604633--abc-news-topstories.html
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« Reply #311 on: June 16, 2017, 11:32:56 PM »

In that accusations will be made regardless of the facts, I post this here:


http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/338208-trumps-financial-disclosure-released
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« Reply #312 on: June 20, 2017, 05:54:16 AM »

to Obama library:
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/06/19/judicial-watch-susan-rice-unmasking-documents-moved-from-nsc-to-obama-library/
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« Reply #313 on: June 20, 2017, 07:09:05 AM »


Yeah, not a smidgen of corruption!
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« Reply #314 on: June 20, 2017, 10:10:39 PM »

Source unknown

http://www.youngcons.com/ariz-sen-john-mccains-foundation-funded-by-anti-american-leftist-billionaire-george-soros/?ref=FacebookPost
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« Reply #315 on: June 21, 2017, 07:50:51 AM »

   
"McCain funded by Soros?"

I saw this too and am surprised.

From everything we have read about Soros it is not likely it is because Soros thinks of McCain as a hero or great American
It is because he thinks of him as a useful idiot!

Which he often is!   
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« Reply #316 on: June 21, 2017, 08:22:56 AM »

"McCain funded by Soros?"
I saw this too and am surprised.
From everything we have read about Soros it is not likely it is because Soros thinks of McCain as a hero or great American
It is because he thinks of him as a useful idiot!
Which he often is!   

I can only think that to Soros, the alternative to McCain would be a more tea party like Republican challenger.

Soros money didn't successfully buy the Georgia election.   )
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« Reply #317 on: July 02, 2017, 11:51:43 AM »

http://www.salon.com/2017/03/06/trumps-hotel-and-tower-in-azerbaijan-is-ties-to-an-iranian-terrorist-group/
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« Reply #318 on: July 02, 2017, 12:09:35 PM »


How is Salon's coverage of the Clinton crime family's business dealings?
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« Reply #319 on: July 02, 2017, 01:00:54 PM »

Non-existent I would imagine, but that affects me not at all.  We search for Truth here and Trump's substantial international holdings present unique issues.  Given Trump's willingness over the years to take chances with issues regarding integrity (e.g. the apparent grifting operation that was Trump U) it behooves us to keep an eye on things like this.
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« Reply #320 on: July 02, 2017, 01:07:12 PM »

Non-existent I would imagine, but that affects me not at all.  We search for Truth here and Trump's substantial international holdings present unique issues.  Given Trump's willingness over the years to take chances with issues regarding integrity (e.g. the apparent grifting operation that was Trump U) it behooves us to keep an eye on things like this.

I'm sorry, I can't keep track of the left's narratives. Is it "Trump is pissing off everyone in the world, threatening national security"? or is it "Trump's global business dealings are threatening national security" today?

From the article, the project was never built. Gosh, let's compare and contrast that with the boatloads of cash Obama had directly shipped to IRAN.
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« Reply #321 on: July 02, 2017, 01:12:06 PM »

http://www.salon.com/2017/06/28/6-trigger-points-how-the-conflict-between-the-united-states-and-iran-is-fast-escalating-toward-war_partner/

Obviously to cover up his business dealings with Iran, Trump is rushing us to war with Iran. Makes perfect sense!
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« Reply #322 on: July 09, 2017, 07:52:29 PM »


http://www.redstate.com/streiff/2017/07/08/military-judge-gives-bowe-bergdahl-lot-bad-news/
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« Reply #323 on: July 12, 2017, 12:48:25 PM »

https://townhall.com/columnists/brentbozell/2017/07/12/l-brent-bozell-iii-and-tim-graham-n2353596
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« Reply #324 on: July 12, 2017, 12:56:36 PM »


Twenty years ago this summer, Congress investigated this "Asiagate" plot while then-Sen. Fred Thompson's hearings produced one embarrassing detail after another about the Democrats. How did the press report these damning developments? They bad-mouthed the hearings as a waste of money and buried them under massive coverage of tabloid-ish stories of death -- first, the murder of fashion designer Gianni Versace in July, and then the accidental death of Princess Diana in August.


*Collusion* <------  Shiny thing. Pay no attention to massive voter fraud.
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« Reply #325 on: July 13, 2017, 11:55:58 AM »

http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/sheldon-silver-conviction-tossed-new-york/2017/07/13/id/801425/
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« Reply #326 on: July 23, 2017, 04:12:53 PM »



Keep OPEC out of Wall Street
by Gal Luft
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http://www.meforum.org/6829/keep-opec-out-of-wall-street
 
 
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Saudi Arabia is being wooed by the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and the London Stock Exchange (LSE) over the listing of Saudi Aramco in what would be the largest IPO in history.
For the past several months two of the world's leading stock exchanges – the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and the London Stock Exchange (LSE) - have been competing over the listing of Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia's national oil company, in what would be the largest IPO in history.
Delegations from both exchanges have traveled to Riyadh to woo government officials to select them. The LSE has even offered to bend its listing rules to accommodate the Saudi intention to float only five percent of Aramco as according to current rules a company qualifies for premium listing only if it offers at least 25 percent of its shares. Both President Donald Trump and British Prime Minster Theresa May recently visited Riyadh to bolster the relations with the Saudis in part to influence their decision on the matter.
But for the Saudis the choice between New York and London is not an easy one. Prince Mohammad Bin Salman, who was recently installed as the Kingdom's crown prince and who is considered the mastermind of the IPO, prefers an NYSE listing which would solidify US-Saudi relations even beyond the recent $350 billion arms deal between the two countries. Aramco executives on the other hand prefer London as there, they believe, the company would be more protected from shareholders lawsuits over not only the conduct of the company but also that of the Saudi government. To date no decision has been made.
No one can blame the owners of those exchanges for their eagerness. The same is true for the underwriters of the IPO like Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan or the various consultancies and law firms benefiting from lucrative retainers and consulting fees associated with the offering. With an estimated valuation of $2 trillion the five percent Aramco will be offering the public are valued at $100 billion - more than the combined value of the top five largest IPOs ever floated in New York City. With such a bonanza every crumb is a mountain of cash. But from the broader public's perspective things look vastly different. The Aramco IPO is a test of the integrity of our financial system and under the current structure no democratic government which believes in free and open markets should expose its investors to such an offering.
It's not clear that Aramco is willing to remove the veil of secrecy from its books.
From the first time the idea of an IPO was announced it was fraught with serious questions. Taking public a company like Aramco would entail disclosures the company was never willing to make. For example, it would have to share with investors its detailed geological data, its well by well production costs, its precise financial relations with the Saudi government and its hiring and operating procedures. All of those have been closely guarded state secrets. But transparency and the equal availability of information to every investor are the bedrock of our financial market. This requires Aramco to remove the veil of secrecy from its books, and it is not clear that the Saudi government, which effectively runs Aramco, is genuinely ready to do so.
An even more troubling set of questions has to do with what can be called the five-versus-95- percent problem. While the Saudis sell five percent of Aramco to the public they keep the other 95 percent under tight government control. How will this work exactly? Which assets or business segments will fall within the five percent? What will be their interaction with the rest of the company? Will shareholders of the five percent be accountable to decisions made by the 95 percent? Who decides? The issue is particularly relevant since while the five percent will supposedly be governed by free market forces, the 95 percent will be effectively controlled by a price fixing cartel, OPEC – the complete antithesis of the free market.
The Saudis are only selling 5% of Aramco to the public. 95% will remain under government control.
OPEC members collectively own more than two thirds of the world's conventional crude reserves and they account for one third of global production. Over the past forty years non-OPEC production has doubled yet the cartel's production has barely changed and is around 32 million barrels per day. It can manipulate oil prices at will in ways no other player in the oil market can.
Saudi Arabia is not only the largest producer within OPEC, it is OPEC. Time and again it has been demonstrated that Saudi Arabia is the driving force behind the cartel's decisions, including the most recent one to extend oil production cuts in order to support prices. The other thirteen members are merely supporting actors. Since oil export is the main source of income for the Saudi government, OPEC's decisions will always be subservient to the Kingdom's budgetary needs. Once floated in New York, Aramco stock will be present in every portfolio of every pension fund, mutual fund and premium stock index. This means that one way or another most Americans will be invested in it and by extension most Americans will be forced to be in collusion with a cartel and at times benefit from its price fixing.

The US and British governments must take a firm stand against Saudi influence in our financial markets.

The association with OPEC will put in legal jeopardy any oil executive wishing to hold fiduciary responsibility in Aramco. Under US law, officers of companies engaged in price fixing go to jail, but executives of OPEC members are doing so in broad daylight every few months in Vienna. However, bringing Aramco under American or British securities law will change the rules for those executives and expose them – and possibly also the exchange that hosts the stock - to numerous lawsuits. This will deter western executives from assuming positions in Aramco, leading the company to be governed by a cabal of Saudi royals enjoying diplomatic immunity rather than seasoned oil professionals.

One of the most important roles of government in the economy is the elimination of cartels. Allowing the Aramco IPO while Saudi Arabia remains at the helm of OPEC would bring the most objectionable form of market distortion into the heart of our financial system. It is therefore necessary that both the US and British governments take a firm and unified stand and face Saudi Arabia with the stark choice: leave OPEC or stay out of our financial markets.
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« Reply #327 on: July 29, 2017, 06:50:26 AM »

Did you see this today from Andrew McCarthy?

This is unbelievable.. The entired DNC was covering for this traitor, scoundrel , crook,  and dangerous Pakistani national,
because obviously he has something on them!

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/449983/debbie-wasserman-schultz-pakistani-computer-guys-bank-fraud

This is also an unmet discussed problem WE HAVE.  We have all these highly trained people born in other countries , many trained and schooled here, infiltrated at all levels of our academics , our politics out IT.  CERTAINLY some of them are going to work for the other side while they play American.  How the heck can we monitor these people?

This guy sounds like a spy for Pakistan.  one should assume pakistan has Schultz'es and other Dems hard drive copied
no one Schutlz is ballistic trying to keep her computer out of hands of investigators and kept this guy working for her despite red flags all over the map!
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« Reply #328 on: August 25, 2017, 06:44:22 AM »

so says JJ, no not the TV JJ from the 70s, but Obmam's JJ:

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/08/24/audiotape-obama-dhs-secretary-caught-discussing-donald-trump-visa-case-with-controversial-chinese-billionaire/
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« Reply #329 on: August 25, 2017, 04:51:34 PM »

How convenient for Obama:
http://www.nationalreview.com/article/450840/bob-menendez-democratic-scapegoat-becomes-crucial-vote-senate-minority
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« Reply #330 on: August 30, 2017, 07:39:08 AM »

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/08/29/obama-still-running-the-fbi-says-lawyer-after-fbi-rejects-clinton-records-request/
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« Reply #331 on: August 30, 2017, 12:07:19 PM »

https://www.newyorker.com/news/ryan-lizza/trumps-real-estate-ambitions-in-moscow?mbid=nl_TNY%20Template%20-%20With%20Photo%20%2843%29&CNDID=50142053&spMailingID=11812145&spUserID=MjAxODUyNTc2OTUwS0&spJobID=1222740797&spReportId=MTIyMjc0MDc5NwS2

IF true, this is a fg disgrace.   angry angry angry angry angry angry angry angry angry
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« Reply #332 on: August 30, 2017, 08:41:51 PM »

"  But, despite this failure, Trump’s pursuit of the deal while he was campaigning on a platform of friendlier relations with the Russian President—a foreign adversary who controlled the deal’s fate—is scandalous,  "

IF true, this is a fg disgrace.   angry angry angry angry angry angry angry angry angry

Crafty ,

I could not agree more.  Truthfully I don't doubt it .   

Of course the the die hard Trump fans will simply say no big deal it was just a hotel blah blah blah ............... angry  OTOH I don't agree with the Ryans et al who think we can simply wait this out and be able to push conservatism next time around.

Why is the  only one who will really fight for the 'Right' have to be like this?

It must be fate.   Someone is laughing somewhere.
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« Reply #333 on: August 30, 2017, 11:39:10 PM »

With all the bullshit the Dems/Pravdas/Left have thrown at Trump, I do not understand why this Russian hotel thing has not become a big fg deal.  Maybe they have just run out of gas on trying to take him down?
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« Reply #334 on: August 31, 2017, 01:45:21 AM »

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/30/magazine/how-to-get-rich-in-trumps-washington.html?emc=edit_ta_20170830&nl=top-stories&nlid=49641193&ref=cta
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« Reply #335 on: August 31, 2017, 09:18:23 PM »

https://www.circa.com/story/2017/08/30/politics/former-fbi-agent-battling-deputy-director-mccabe-said-there-is-a-cancer-inside-the-fbi

A former FBI agent battling Deputy Director McCabe said there is a 'cancer' inside the FBI
 
By Sara A. Carter



When the FBI launched an investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, one of the bureau’s top former counterterrorism agents believed that FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe would have to recuse himself from the investigation.

Former Supervisory Special Agent Robyn Gritz was one of the bureau’s top intelligence analysts and terrorism experts but resigned from the bureau five years ago after she said she was harassed and her career was blocked by top FBI management. She filed a formal sexual discrimination complaint against the bureau in 2013 and it was Flynn, among many others, who publicly came to her aide.

In her first on-camera interview she described the retaliation from McCabe and others in the bureau as “vicious.”

Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe listens on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, May 11, 2017, while testifying before a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on major threats facing the U.S. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

A 16-year veteran with outstanding work performance reviews and accomplishments, Gritz alleges McCabe, along with other senior management, made it impossible for her to do her job and obstructed her ability to move up the ranks.

She eventually filed an Equal Employment Opportunity Complaint [EEOC] in 2013 for sexual discrimination and a hostile work environment against McCabe and other superiors. In 2012 she received the only negative review in her career with the FBI, and it was conducted by the same supervisor she had named in her EEOC.

She told Circa, current senior level management, including McCabe, created a “cancer like” bureaucracy striking fear into FBI agents and causing others to resign. She eventually resigned herself, but her case is still pending.

“They’ve poisoned the 7th floor,” said Gritz, referring to the actual floor where management is housed in the FBI’s Hoover Building. “There’s a cancer there of a group of people. You’ve seen it with some of the recent reports of leaks, conflicts of interest, you see it in my case. The level of integrity is lacking. I have never seen or heard of the amount of conflicts of interest, or leading by fear.”

McCabe, who is under three separate federal inquiries, did not respond to requests for comment.

Gritz, who at the time of her official complaint was on detail to the CIA, did not fight her battle alone. Many senior U.S. government officials who had worked with her throughout her career defended her openly. One of her biggest supporters was Flynn, who then was the former head of the Defense Intelligence Agency, as first reported by Circa.

Earlier this year, a highly-classified phone conversation between Flynn and Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak was leaked to the press, prompting his removal as top national security advisor for President Trump. The classified leak and the fact that McCabe plays a central role in the Russia investigation has left Gritz deeply concerned for Flynn.

Five years later she’s waiting for resolution to her pending case and now she believes that those who retaliated against her, including McCabe, may have also retaliated against Flynn for his unwavering support for her. Flynn gave a rare interview to NPR in 2015 defending Gritz against McCabe.

“When I heard Michael Flynn was being brought under investigation, I wondered if they would go after him,” said Gritz, recalling the letter Flynn wrote on his Department of Defense stationary. “I still believe McCabe should have recused himself from the investigation into Flynn.”

Flynn had worked with Gritz extensively during her tenure on joint terrorism related assignments between the DOD and FBI wrote a letter on Pentagon stationary testifying to her character and work ethic. Other top military officials also wrote letters of testimony on behalf of Gritz, including Gen. Stanley McChrystal, Gen. Keith Alexander and retired Navy Rear Admiral B. L. Losey, who served both Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama as the White House’s National Security Council Director for Combatting Terrorism, according to documents obtained by Circa.

The FBI’s attorney tried to block testimony from her supporters, including Flynn’s letter, in 2014, memos obtained by Circa show.

“They couldn’t block the testimony,” said Gritz, who smiled as she recalled the judge reprimanding the FBI for trying to block the testimony.
FBI agents’ concerns became more pronounced when a highly-classified piece of evidence -- an intercepted conversation between Flynn and Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak -- suddenly leaked to the news media and prompted Flynn’s resignation as Trump’s top security adviser.

“He thought what had been done to me was totally wrong at a time when we need counterterrorism expertise—to push out someone he considered a rising star was unacceptable.”

She said when FBI agents requested to write letters on her behalf they were stopped by their supervisors and coworkers who wanted to defend her were fearful.

“You could say my name, walking down the hall and if one of them hears it you’re in trouble,” she said, referencing McCabe and his close colleagues.
In June, a Circa investigation revealed that two weeks after Gritz filed her EEOC complaint, McCabe referred her for an Office of Professional Responsibility investigation for timecard irregularities.

Although the FBI claimed they had filed their OPR investigation prior to Gritz’s EEOC, McCabe’s own sworn testimony painted a much different picture. Gritz’s case, which is still pending, was required McCabe to submit to a sworn statement. In his testimony he recounted a conversation on June 19, 2012 in which he authorized the OPR investigation of Gritz after one of his deputies told him she was about to file a complaint, as reported by Circa.

And McCabe is also challenged with an Office of Special Counsel investigation.

The embattled former agent filed a complaint in April, alleging McCabe violated the Hatch Act, as reported by Circa in June.

The OSC is the government’s main whistle blower agency. The Hatch Act prohibits FBI employees from engaging "in political activity in concert with a political party, a candidate for partisan political office, or a partisan political group." McCabe appeared to be participating in his wife’s unsuccessful bid for Virginia State Senate in 2015, according to Gritz and documents obtained by Circa.

The Justice Department Inspector General investigation is also investigating McCabe after Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley, an Iowa Republican, alleged McCabe may not have properly disclosed the roughly $700,000 in campaign contributions to his Democratic wife on his ethics report and should have recused himself from the Clinton server case.


Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, joined at left by Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, leads a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 26, 2017, on attempts to influence American elections, with a focus on Russian meddling in the last presidential race. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Gritz is hoping she will have resolution on her case soon but more importantly she said “I just want the bureau to get back to where it should be.”


As for McCabe, she said “I don’t feel that Andy McCabe was honest to me. The conflicts of interest many of agents see right away. A lot of agents, analysts, former, current, retired are appalled that if they did similar they would have already been fired or at least on leave without pay.”


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« Reply #336 on: September 21, 2017, 07:39:57 AM »

Yeah I know.  The development created jobs and revenue ............ angry

if this ain't stealing from the treasury then i don't know what is.  Corker - AGAIN:

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/09/20/law-firm-backing-luther-strange-set-up-sweetheart-deal-for-bob-corker-in-alabama-retail-development/
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« Reply #337 on: October 14, 2017, 05:40:36 PM »

https://www.state.gov/j/ct/list/c14151.htm

Iran:The USG has labeled it a state sponsor of terrorism.

https://www.fincen.gov/resources/law-enforcement/case-examples/post-911-sar-leads-guilty-plea-money-laundering-and-illegal

Send so much as a penny to Iran, and face serious criminal charges, see above example.

But totally cool when Obama did it.

http://www.weeklystandard.com/obama-administration-paid-iran-1.7-billion-in-cash/article/2004189http://

www.nationalreview.com/article/440121/obama-iran-cash-payments-terrorism

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« Reply #338 on: October 14, 2017, 10:18:58 PM »

Hillary's husband sold a pardon to Marc Rich, pardoning him for doing business with Iran.  (Future AG Eric Holder put the deal together IIRC). 
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« Reply #339 on: October 14, 2017, 10:31:12 PM »

Hillary's husband sold a pardon to Marc Rich, pardoning him for doing business with Iran.  (Future AG Eric Holder put the deal together IIRC).  

When even Slate is disgusted...

http://www.slate.com/blogs/crime/2013/07/02/marc_rich_presidential_pardon_how_eric_holder_facilitated_the_most_unjust.html


How Eric Holder Facilitated the Most Unjust Presidential Pardon in American History
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Justin Peters is a Slate correspondent and the author of The Idealist: Aaron Swartz and the Rise of Free Culture on the Internet.

Marc Rich, the man who got away with it, died last week, and I would be remiss if I let his death pass without comment. Rich became internationally notorious in 2001, when, as a fugitive from justice, he was pardoned by Bill Clinton in the last hours of his administration. What many don’t recall is that Attorney General Eric Holder, who was then a deputy attorney general, was instrumental in securing Rich’s pardon.

Rich was a pioneering commodities trader who made billions dealing in oil and other goods. He had a habit of dealing with nations with which trade was embargoed, like Iran, Libya, Cuba, and apartheid South Africa. Rich also had a habit of not paying his taxes, to the point where one observer said that “Marc Rich is to asset concealment what Babe Ruth was to baseball.” The United States indicted Rich in 1983, hitting him with charges—tax evasion, wire fraud, racketeering, trading with the enemy—that could’ve brought life in prison. Rich fled the country.

He remained at large for almost 20 years. (Rich’s obituaries have said that, for much of that time, he was on the FBI 10 Most Wanted List, a claim that I have not been able to independently verify. A Lexis-Nexis database search reveals nothing; a call to the FBI’s press office was not fruitful.) Rich lived in a big house in Switzerland and spent lots of money trying to make the charges against him go away, giving money to American politicians and to various Israeli causes, motivated at least partly in the latter case by the hope that officials in Israel might petition the United States on his behalf.

Finally, in 2000, he saw some return on his efforts. Eric Holder was the key man. As deputy AG, Holder was in charge of advising the president on the merits of various petitions for pardon. Jack Quinn, a lawyer for Rich, approached Holder about clemency for his client. Quinn was a confidant of Al Gore, then a candidate for president; Holder had ambitions of being named attorney general in a Gore administration. A report from the House Committee on Government Reform on the Rich debacle later concluded that Holder must have decided that cooperating in the Rich matter could pay dividends later on.

Rich was an active fugitive, a man who had used his money to evade the law, and presidents do not generally pardon people like that. What’s more, the Justice Department opposed the pardon—or would’ve, if it had known about it. But Holder and Quinn did an end-around, bringing the pardon to Clinton directly and avoiding any chance that Justice colleagues might give negative input. As the House Government Reform Committee report later put it, “Holder failed to inform the prosecutors under him that the Rich pardon was under consideration, despite the fact that he was aware of the pardon effort for almost two months before it was granted.”

On Jan. 19, 2001, Holder advised the White House that he was “neutral leaning favorable” on pardoning Rich. But the U.S. pardon attorney, Roger Adams, needed to sign the pardon, too, and a background check needed to be done. The White House waited to contact Adams until slightly after midnight on Jan. 20, hours before Clinton would leave office. Here’s how a recent American Thinker piece described the scene:

Adams would be required to sign the pardons, and when he was informed by White House staff that night, a perfunctory check was done. Adams was stunned to learn that Rich and [Rich’s partner Pincus] Green were both fugitives. He tracked down Holder and called him at his home at 1 a.m. that morning.
Adams informed Holder that Clinton was giving serious consideration to pardoning the two fugitives. Holder told Adams that he was aware of that fact, and the conversation abruptly ended.
Later that day, Rich’s pardon went through.

Since then, Bill Clinton hasn’t stopped apologizing for the pardons of Marc Rich and Pincus Green. “It was terrible politics. It wasn't worth the damage to my reputation,” he told Newsweek in 2002—and, indeed, speculation was rampant that Rich (and his ex-wife) had bought the pardon by, in part, donating $450,000 to Clinton’s presidential library. Clinton denied that the donations had anything to do with the pardon, instead claiming that he took Holder’s advice on the matter. Holder, for his part, has distanced himself from the pardons as well. As the House Government Reform Committee report put it, he claimed that his support for the pardon “was the result of poor judgment, initially not recognizing the seriousness of the Rich case, and then, by the time that he recognized that the pardon was being considered, being distracted by other matters.”

The excuses are weak. In the words of the committee report, “it is difficult to believe that Holder’s judgment would be so monumentally poor that he could not understand how he was being manipulated by Jack Quinn.” And presidential pardons don’t just slip through like this, especially not pardons of wanted fugitives. If Holder had followed protocols and made sure the Justice Department was looped in, there’s no way that Rich would have been pardoned. Hundreds of thousands of men sit in American prisons doing unconscionably long sentences for nonviolent drug offenses. DNA tests routinely turn up cases of unjust convictions. But Marc Rich bought his pardon with money and access, and the committee’s response to that purchase is worth quoting in full:

The President abused one his most important powers, meant to free the unjustly convicted or provide forgiveness to those who have served their time and changed their lives. Instead, he offered it up to wealthy fugitives whose money had already enabled them to permanently escape American justice. Few other abuses could so thoroughly undermine public trust in government.
But there was no real lasting damage to trust in government, or to anyone’s reputation, really. Bill Clinton retired to wealth and adulation. Eric Holder got his wish and eventually became attorney general. And Marc Rich died a wealthy man in Switzerland. He never came back to the United States—if he had returned, he would have been subject to civil suits, which would have ended up costing him money—but he was able to live out the rest of his life without having to worry about being arrested, having bought his freedom from craven politicians who were only too willing to sell.
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« Reply #340 on: October 15, 2017, 06:56:36 PM »

http://www.therichest.com/celebnetworth/celeb/eric-holder-net-worth/

First appointed by Ronald Reagan !! :

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eric_Holder
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« Reply #341 on: October 16, 2017, 08:47:05 AM »


Funny how leftists who despise money end up with so much of it.

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« Reply #342 on: October 16, 2017, 07:55:28 PM »

more "deep state" coverups ?


http://insider.foxnews.com/2017/10/16/loretta-lynch-documents-deep-state-doesnt-want-release-damaging-records-tom-fitton
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« Reply #343 on: October 17, 2017, 06:32:25 PM »

don't expect the MSM to report on THIS 24/7 like they do bashing Trump in every way the can dream up.

I first heard of this on Rush radio this afternoon:

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/452776/russian-nuclear-scandal-what-did-hillary-clinton-know

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« Reply #344 on: October 17, 2017, 07:15:27 PM »

Here's more:

http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2017/10/bombshell-revelations-about-russia-and-obamas-department-of-justice.php
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« Reply #345 on: October 21, 2017, 10:21:49 AM »

"Interestingly, as the plea agreement shows, the Obama DOJ’s Fraud Section was then run by Andrew Weissmann, who is now one of the top prosecutors in Robert Mueller’s ongoing special-counsel investigation of suspected Trump collusion with Russia.  "

Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/452972/uranium-one-deal-obama-administration-doj-hillary-clinton-racketeering
http://www.nationalreview.com/article/452972/uranium-one-deal-obama-administration-doj-hillary-clinton-racketeering

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« Reply #346 on: October 21, 2017, 11:52:09 AM »

"Interestingly, as the plea agreement shows, the Obama DOJ’s Fraud Section was then run by Andrew Weissmann, who is now one of the top prosecutors in Robert Mueller’s ongoing special-counsel investigation of suspected Trump collusion with Russia.  "

Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/452972/uranium-one-deal-obama-administration-doj-hillary-clinton-racketeering
http://www.nationalreview.com/article/452972/uranium-one-deal-obama-administration-doj-hillary-clinton-racketeering



Mueller and his crew are nothing but the sharp end of the deep state.
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« Reply #347 on: October 21, 2017, 01:45:52 PM »

 shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked angry angry angry angry angry angry angry angry angry
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« Reply #348 on: October 21, 2017, 08:26:53 PM »



http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2017/10/bombshell-revelations-about-russia-and-obamas-department-of-justice.php

http://dailycaller.com/2017/10/20/hillary-clintons-russian-ghost-stories/

Gents:

Let's use the Hillbillary Clinton thread as the primary thread for the Uranium One story please.

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