Hillary Clinton's cloud of corruption


Hillary Clinton is running for president, almost completely unopposed in the Democratic Party primary.  It now appears increasingly unlikely that she will be elected, simply because she has so much explaining to do in regard to massive contributions originating in foreign countries, mostly during the period when she was the Secretary of State.  It's not as if Mr. or Mrs. Clinton was in desperate need of money; by almost any standard, the two of them are filthy rich.  By and large, the easiest and most rational inference one can draw from all this is that the leaders of foreign countries and businesses saw the Clinton Foundation as a drop box in which to put payments for future favors, in the event Mrs. Clinton is elected U.S. President.  The news and opinion articles below will likely lead you to that very conclusion.

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President Donald Trump's sacrifices are like no other leader in the history of America.  The Clintons were worth $1.3 million before they came to the White House.  Following lucrative book deals and speaking gigs their combined net worths grow by more than 6,000%. Today, their combined fortune is more than $240 million, and counting.  The Clinton Foundation was used like an expense account by the Clintons, and most of the "donations" were collected during Hillary Clinton's tenure as Secretary of State.

Dance of devils:  Clintons, Clinton Foundation and loot of billions of dollars.  For decades, former US First Lady and then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her husband — former president Bill Clinton have been indulged in massive corruption thus receiving bribes from locals and foreign entities as "donation" pouring into their inglorious family venture — Clinton Foundation.  Bill and Hillary Clinton were offering favor and influence in exchange for donations (read bribe) made to their family enterprise.  Like hundreds of others, one man took full advantage of this opportunity.  He was Muhammad Yunus — the controversial Nobel laureate, who in December 2006 had pledged of sending poverty to museum in twelve years in presence of dignitaries, though lately it was proved — instead of sending poverty to museum, he has pushed millions of poor women in Bangladesh into acute poverty by extracting heavy interest from them.  But it was not a problem for Yunus, as he has been a prime donor of the Clinton Foundation.  Yunus also was never questioned by the western or international media for his lies centering Grameen Bank's poster woman Sufia Begum.  But this is not the only prominent case of Clinton couple or Clinton Foundation sandals.  There are plenty of allegations against them — one of which is their notoriety in Haiti.

Get Clinton tentacles out of politics.  Republicans are going to lose in 2022 and 2024 because GOP leadership cannot explain one lion-hearted truth to the American people:  why the Clintons are in global and domestic control of President Biden's entire government.  Every daily "fake news" media cycle, all D.C. law enforcement (including every judge, jury and courtroom) and even the scripts of every "Saturday Night Live" are controlled by Bill and Hillary.  Make no mistake:  Neither Mr. Biden nor Vice President Kamala Harris nor anyone else "Billary" pushes in front of their "Clinton Broadcasting Service" teleprompters is truly in charge.  In Washington and around the world, you either work surreptitiously for the Clintons or you don't.

The Supreme Court and the Electoral Coup.  [Scroll down]  Then there was the outrageous saga of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her husband and ex-president Bill who played tag team in shaking down foreign governments for nearly a billion dollars, which got shoveled into the Clinton Foundation.  All the while Secretary Clinton flagrantly violated U.S. Code § 1924 that prohibits the private storing of classified documents and confidential state matters, which she circumvented by use of an unsecure private server and email system.  That was obviously implemented to cover up her conflicts of interest while serving as secretary.

Kamala Harris Follows a Pattern.  The father of Democrat-Chicom corruption could be Bill Clinton.  The Chinese own the Clintons!  There were all kinds of Chinese cash donations to them in the 1990s.  Remember Chinagate?  "The scandal was an apparent scheme by the Clinton administration to sell seats on taxpayer-funded trade missions in exchange for campaign contributions to the 1996 Clinton-Gore campaign."  Those details are reported [elsew]here.  Even Wikipedia has the gory details on Chinese meddling ($$) in the 1996 election through campaign finance "irregularities" on behalf of Bill Clinton.  Here's the shortlist of illegal campaign contributions:
  •   Charlie Trie: $450K to Clinton legal defense fund
  •   Johnny Chung: $300K to the DNC
  •   John Huang: $3.4 million to the Democrat Party; 78 visits to the White House; worked in Commerce Dept with classified access
  •   James Riady: $1 million to Clinton's first campaign (later convicted)
  •   Maria Hsia: long-time fund-raiser for Al Gore of Buddhist temple fame ($100K)
  •   And others, including Lincoln Bedroom "sales"

Our Russia Collusion Nightmare:  All Hillary's Fault?  Aside from her questionable health and a lifetime of scandal, Hillary had two sizable liabilities (of her own creation) that threatened her ability to win the general election: (1) her use of the Clinton Foundation as a vehicle for laundering bribes from foreign governments and moneyed interests and (2) her decision to conduct the business of the State Department (as well as to discuss our nation's most guarded secrets) on an unsecured private email server that had been hacked by known and unknown foreign governments and adverse entities.  Peter Schweizer's Clinton Cash did a remarkable job exposing the Clinton Foundation as a spectacular pay-to-play operation that had allowed Hillary to trade the powers of her office for personal aggrandizement (including the sale of 20% of America's uranium to Russia for, among other things, $145 million transferred to her foundation). [...] For a normal person with a modicum of ethical concern, sense of shame, or patriotic duty, these crimes would have been more than sufficient to prompt withdrawal from an election for the country's highest office.

I Am the Anonymous Whistleblower.  [Scroll down]  I am the anonymous whistleblower who blew the whistle on the Hillary Clinton corruption.  Travelgate.  Cattle futures.  Whitewater, and the missing records of the Rose Law Firm.  The Uranium One transfer of American uranium to Russian interests while Bill scandalously was getting paid huge speaking fees.  How she joked and giggled about successfully defending a monster who had raped a child.  How she sent the deceitful Susan Rice on four television talk shows in one day to lie to the American people about the real cause of the Benghazi massacre that saw our ambassador murdered, with Rice attributing the catastrophe to a stupid and unwatchable short YouTube video that almost no one ever viewed, even as Hillary secretly was emailing her daughter about the real and true cause of the disaster: an Arab Islamist jihad attack timed to coincide with September 11.  How Hillary was using her email account illegally, endangering the foreign policy of the United States by emailing confidential and highly classified documents in channels that exposed them to being hacked and intercepted by our enemies, even as she maintained a private server in her home bathroom.  How, when she was called upon to produce those emails, she destroyed 33,000 of them — an outright spoliation felony that would have landed any other American in prison long-term.  How she lied to us, as though we all are idiots, telling us that those spoliated emails dealt with things like her yoga classes and buying Chelsea a wedding dress — 33,000 emails for yoga and a dress.

The Deep State Will Face Justice Soon!  Right?  Today, treason and our two-tier justice system are casually discussed as inescapable facts of today's political landscape.  Heads up for those desperately trying to put the blindfold back on Lady Justice.  If a layered legal system is what we have, it has nothing to do with justice — that's anarchy.  And these smug criminals not only revel in their immunity, but rub our noses in it.  Take for example when Hillary Clinton literally laughed out loud at a question about her email investigation — had to wipe her eyes, she laughed so hard.  She laughed at us, at America, for being so clueless as to think she'd ever answer to our laws.  And she's still laughing, because she's right:  she's untouchable.  The consensus is that even though we know that the first email investigation was rigged by the FBI to clear Hillary, no one will reopen the case.

Notice How Democrats are Never Indicted?  In contravention of campaign finance law, Hillary paid through her attorneys millions of dollars to a foreign national to use his connections with a foreign government to compile a dossier whereby both the foreign national and the foreign government could interfere with a presidential election.  She knew her bathroom server was illegal and a risk to national security.  But she wanted to keep her crimes secret.  Mishandling of classified material and the wholesale flea-marketing of her office and influence are imprisonable offenses.  Yet, "What difference, at that point, does it make?"  Hillary's exempt from prosecution because she's a Democrat and a bona fide leftist; and that provides blanket immunity.  She knew, as did others from the Obama Administration, that a Democrat can't get arrested in this town.

Red Handed:  All the Collusion was in the Deep State.  Let's begin with the obvious — if President Trump's foreign policy views warranted an FBI investigation, then why didn't the bureau probe the pro-Russia stances of former American leaders such as Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton?  Many forget that President Obama once told his Russian counterpart at the time, Vladimir Putin lackey Dmitry Medvedev, that he would have "more flexibility" after his re-election in 2012 — an ominous indication that Obama was cutting secret deals with the Russian government behind the scenes.  Remarkably, he then stood by and did nothing as Putin invaded Ukraine.  Likewise, Hillary Clinton was never investigated for her disastrous "Russia reset" in the early years of the Obama administration and received no meaningful scrutiny for the sale of Uranium One to Russia despite receiving $145 million in donations from some of the people involved in that transaction through the Clinton Foundation. [...] Then there's Senator Dianne Feinstein, a member of the "Gang of Eight" and a member of the powerful Senate Intelligence Committee, who employed a Chinese spy for 20 years.  Did the FBI treat her as a Chinese asset?  No, they went directly to her and briefed her on the problem.

The Left Will Make 2019 a Dark Year.  There is nothing Trump or any member of his administration has done that is comparable to Hillary Clinton's use of her own email server while U.S. secretary of state, or her destroying tens of thousands of emails after they were subpoenaed by Congress, or foreign governments' and corporations' paying vast sums of money to Bill Clinton and the Clinton Foundation while Hillary Clinton was secretary of state. [...] Yet any suggestion by Republicans that these activities be investigated is effectively shouted down by the Democrats and the media.

When a foreign adversary meddled in a presidential election.  The country doing the meddling, of course, was China, and the presidential candidate was Bill Clinton, who was already in the White House and seeking re-election in 1996.  Looking back on press accounts from the era, it's striking how brazen a number of the players were as they went about the task of funneling illegal foreign donations to the Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee.  The names have been mostly forgotten now — Charlie Trie, John Huang, Johnny Chung — but the record remains.  Chung, for example, who was born in Taiwan and became a U.S. citizen, was a prolific Democratic fundraiser.  Between 1994 and 1996, he gave $366,000 to the DNC and visited the Clinton White House more than 50 times.

Tom Fitton: 'Will Hillary Clinton EVER go to Prison?'.  It's 2018.  Why isn't Hillary Clinton under arrest for mishandling and misuse of classified government documents?  In the video, Judicial Watch's founder Tom Fitton explains why Hillary hasn't seen a jail cell, and what needs to happen so that she does.  It all lies in the hands of the DOJ!  Yes, we know — this is old news about transgressions handled in the classic Clinton way:  deny everything, wait until one's acolytes in the press make enough smoke to obscure the events themselves, and then if anyone subsequently raises the question, respond with "We've already been over that."

5 Reasons Hillary Clinton Was the Worst Presidential Nominee in History.  [#4] The email scandal:  One of the great ironies of Hillary's campaign is that the email issue that bedeviled her whole campaign was known to everyone through the Democratic primaries.  Every voter who pulled the lever for her knew she might be facing serious legal troubles down the road.  The FBI investigation of Clinton started in JULY of 2015 and it was widely believed to be serious.  After all, there are people who have gone to jail for being less careless with classified information than Hillary Clinton.  In fact, the general assumption most Republicans (myself included) make is that if Hillary hadn't been treated as "above the law" by James Comey, she'd be in jail today for what she did.

'Future Pres' Hillary — the Font of all the Scandals.  Review the Clinton email scandal, the Steele dossier, the insertion of at least one FBI informant into the Trump campaign, the misleading of the FISA court by FBI and DOJ officials intent on monitoring U.S. citizens, and, now, the inspector general's report.  There emerges a common denominator:  the surety by all involved that Hillary Clinton would be president, and the need to prepare for that fact.

Does equal justice under the law exist in America today?  According to the Washington Post ("How Clinton's email scandal took root," March 27, 2016), Hillary Clinton used an unsecured server as her primary server for State Department emails.  Documents released on Dec. 29, 2017, by the U. S. Department of State in response to Judicial Watch's FOIA request revealed classified material was found on Anthony Weiner's laptop.  He was the husband of Huma Abedin, Hillary Clinton's former deputy chief of staff.  Have either of them come before a grand jury to determine if they ought to be charged?  No, but the Washington Times reports that Machinist Mate 1st Class Kristian Saucier, a Navy veteran, took pictures of a submarine control panel, which is considered classified information, and went to jail.  I believe Hillary Clinton lied continually to the public about how many devices she used to email State Department information, about the unsecured server, sending classified emails over an unsecured server and destroying 33,000 emails.  She was never interviewed under oath by the FBI.  This action protected her from prosecution for lying under oath, but Michael Flynn was charged for lying to the FBI.  In December 2017, Judicial Watch released documents showing the Obama State Department made a deal with Hillary Clinton to hide her call logs and schedules.  An average American's life and reputation would be destroyed if they acted similarly.

We Fight.  [Quoting candidate Donald Trump, October 13th 2016:]  The Clintons are criminals.  This is well-documented, and the establishment that protects them has engaged in a massive cover-up of widespread criminal activity at the State Department and Clinton Foundation in order to keep the Clintons in power.  Never in history have we seen such a cover-up as this, one that includes the destruction of 33,000 emails, 13 phones, laptops, missing boxes of evidence, and on and on.  People who are capable of such crimes against our nation are capable of anything.

A Deep Dive into How the Clinton Foundation Operates Illegally and in Haiti.  State, federal, and foreign laws bar public charities from being run for private gain in interstate commerce — which means, by using the mail, telephones or the internet.  The Clinton Foundation's complex operations (it is not just one entity but a web of them) do not comply with this requirement.  Nor does the Clinton Foundation ever seem to have submitted its financial records to an independent, properly certified audit by a qualified accounting firm.  Overall I consider the Clinton Foundation to be a charity fraud network.  I base this conclusion on my review of extensive data about its operations including the activities of the Clinton family and their friends in Haiti, a nation that has suffered many disasters, both natural and manmade.  What possesses powerful, wealthy, and educated persons to prey on the most desperately poor humans on earth as they posture as "philanthropists"?  And why has there been no government oversight?

Bill and Hillary:  Today's Julius and Ethel Rosenberg?  The Clinton Conspiracy has everything one could ask for in a Cold War spy thriller: high politics; disinformation; a torrid love affair between two central co-conspirators; a key Russian-speaking Stalin apologist operative using a ham radio, apparently, for furtive communications; a patriotic senior government official learning of the illegal operations and blowing the whistle; and even the attempted overthrow of a sitting U.S. president.  The problem, of course, is that this isn't fiction.

Scandal Questions Never Asked, Much Less Answered.  Are any Russian related interests currently still donating millions of dollars to the Clinton Foundation?  Why is Bill Clinton not being asked to speak by various groups — including those with Russian-ties — for $500,000 and above per talk?  Is he now less persuasive than he was between 2009 and 2015?

A brand new stormfront coming toward the Houses of Clinton & Obama.  But don't forget that there are at least NINE other major storms swirling around the heads of these criminals.

Everybody Knows.  Everybody knows that the king and queen of all unaccountables are Bill and Hillary Clinton.  Their careers have been a crescendo of criminality for which they have never been held to account.  The Clintons offend locally and globally.  They build from local crimes like rape, intimidation, corruption, and perjury (some say worse) to global ones like diverting tens of millions of dollars from the sickest and poorest people to their bank accounts.  Hillary tossed around top national secrets like a Caesar salad.  The pinnacle of their careers as global unaccountables is the Uranium One scandal.  It took four years of collusion with the Russians.  They were abetted by many, including Rod Rosenstein and Robert Mueller, who knew and looked the other way.  Uranium in Wyoming is like potatoes in Idaho:  there's a lot of it.  Hillary's Russian reset meant that the Clintons sold all the uranium in Wyoming to the Russian government for at least $150 million to the Clintons' foundation.

Following the Clintons' Final Con.  If the Clintons were expert crooks, they would not have been caught so many times over the years.  When caught, they always take refuge with their political friends and the press.  Perhaps this time they did not think they would have to, for they were so far ahead in the polls.  It is bracing to think that if the Clinton campaign had won the presidency, we would know nothing of their perfidy.

The Clintons — At the End of All Things.  The Hillary/Bill fortune — generated by pay-for-play influence peddling on the proposition that Bill would return to the White House under Hillary's aegis and reward friends while punishing enemies — hit a reported $150 million some time ago, a fortune built not on farming, mining, insurance, finance, high-tech, or manufacturing, but on skimming off money.  The Clintons are simply grifters whose insider access to government gave them the power to make rich people richer.  Long gone was the Scrooge-like need to write off used underwear as charitable tax deductions or to play 4-trillion-to-one odds in rigging a $100,000 cattle-futures profit on a $1,000 "investment," or Hillary's decade-and-a-half as a corporate lawyer masquerading as a children's advocate.  How pathetic the minor league Whitewater cons must seem now to the multimillionaire Clintons — such a tawdry ancient example of amateurish shakedowns when compared with the sophistication of real profiteering through the humanitarian-sounding, high-brow, corrupt Clinton Foundation.

As The Clinton Foundation Scandal Deepens, The Media Yawn.  [Scroll down]  In October 2016, NPR's Joel Rose acknowledged that some donors were awarded meetings with Clinton when she was secretary of state but that "there's no evidence that big donors got any special favors from the State Department."  Rose didn't even bother to look at NPR's own reports.  A few months earlier, NPR's Scott Detrow had laid out the 2009 case of the Swiss bank UBS and its problem with the IRS.  The tax collectors wanted the identities of Americans with secret bank accounts.  Clinton brokered a tentative deal with the bank, and it agreed to turn over a small fraction of the information the IRS sought.  Then, presto!  The bank's Clinton Foundation donations grew from less than $60,000 to about $600,000 by the end of 2014.  It also showered Bill Clinton with $1.5 million for a series of speeches.  But there's "no evidence" of favors.

Making the Clintons Pay.  America's decline in the last 25 years has coincided with the erosion of the U.S. Constitution and the corruption of the nation's law enforcement and judicial system.  What has most greased the skids of America's decline toward the ways of a banana republic is the emergence and acceptance of two-tiered justice and attendant cronyism and political corruption.  And nowhere is this more obvious than in the pass given to the Clintons, and particularly former First Lady and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.  When the Clintons left the White House in 2001, taking with them over $190,000 worth of heirloom china, flatware, rugs, and furniture as they cleared out — much of which they later had to return — they claimed they were flat broke.  Today their net worth exceeds $150 million, accumulated not by traditional means of work and investment, but rather by pay-for-play influence peddling through speeches and Clinton Foundation fundraising — with the tacit understanding that the Clintons would be in a position to return favors to donors after Hillary won the 2016 presidential election.

Two kinds of truth: actual and political.  The Clinton administration was corrupt, but the Obama administration took its cue from them and built upon it to become the most corrupt administration in modern history.  The combined list of crimes committed by the two presidencies of Clinton and Obama is too long to list here.  Both administrations were chock full of criminals and we are living with the consequences of their misdeeds today.  The Clintons learned their tricks of the trade from the Kennedys.  Obama learned his from the Clintons.  Hillary got fabulously rich while Obama looked the other way, national security [notwithstanding].

Yes, the Clintons should be investigated.  Ever since Watergate, the mantra of all major corruption investigations has been to "follow the money." Well, Americans of all political stripes should be outraged by the fact that both Democrats and Republicans in Washington are up to their eyeballs in Kremlin cash.  Russian money found its way into the pockets of not only Trump advisers like Paul Manafort and Rick Gates — who were recently indicted by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III — but also Democratic power lobbyist Tony Podesta, Bill Clinton and the Clinton Foundation.  This should suggest to objective observers that Russia was using its money to influence both sides in order to advance the Kremlin's interests.  And it means that any full and impartial investigation of Russia's efforts to influence our political process needs to follow the Russian money flowing into the coffers of the Clintons, their foundation and their top associates.

Here Are The Major Scandals That Took Place When Robert Mueller Was FBI Director.  [#9] Clinton Foundation Pay-for-Play (2009-2013):  during the period in which Hillary Clinton held the office of Secretary of State, the Clinton Foundation and Bill Clinton received millions of dollars in paid speaking fees and a million dollar "gift" from countries involved in matters with the State Department, many of which had ties to terrorism and human rights abuses; some of these funds were apparently diverted from charitable causes to personal expenses, such as Chelsea Clinton's 2010 wedding[.]  [#10] Russian Uranium Deal (2009-2013):  Hillary Clinton's State Department approved a deal allowing a Russian company to control 20% of the uranium mining production capacity inside the United States, which was followed by millions of dollars in donations to the Clinton Foundation from people associated with the transaction[.]  [#11] Clinton Private Email Server (2009-2013):  during her entire tenure as Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton dodged Freedom of Information Act requirements by using a private email server to conduct official government business, as well as sent and received classified information that was Top Secret over an unsecured system — an "extremely reckless" (and obviously illegal) act[.]

Scandals Expose Empty Barrel NeverTrumpers.  On Saturday [10/21/2017], National Review Online published an Andrew McCarthy column on detailing how the Clintons and the Obama administration helped the Russians secure the rights to one-fifth of America's uranium supply, then covered up the jaw-dropping malfeasance behind the deal.  The piece reads like a Tom Clancy thriller, complete with national security threats, extortion, fraud, money-laundering, racketeering, presidential politics, a buried plea deal, and a silenced FBI informant.  The cast of characters includes Bill and Hillary Clinton, Vladimir Putin, Eric Holder, James Comey, and Robert Mueller to name but a few.  The most imaginative fiction writer could not have come up with better material or crazier plot twists.

Proliferating Scandals Make Mueller Investigation Ludicrous.  [Scandal #6] Clinton Cash and Uranium One:  Was this ever fully examined by anybody, let alone the FBI?  Yet it's all about Russia and Putin on a level none of the other allegations approach.  If true, Hillary Clinton helped facilitate 20% of U.S. uranium being transferred to Russian hands.  Uranium!  Before you say this is debunked, think twice.  Historically, collusion with Russia has been far greater by Democrats than Republicans — and I'm not just talking about Obama's famous whisper to Medvedev or his pathetic cop-out on Assad's use of poison gas.  We can go straight back to the Cold War when the Democrats constantly attacked Reagan for warmongering the Soviets — until the Soviets collapsed without a shot being fired.

Concentrating on Clinton Foundation Facts.  The attached Executive Summary continues an investigation into the Clinton Foundation public record begun, by chance, in February 2015.  Since then, questions have started to swirl around the various entities that comprise what I call the Clinton Charity Network:  a group of entities supported by a variety of donors from inside the United States and around the world.  Beginning today, and regularly thereafter, numerous detailed Exhibits will examine the known public record of the Clinton Charity Network within the context of applicable state, federal, and foreign laws.

A Deep Dive into How the Clinton Foundation Operates Illegally and in Haiti.  State, federal, and foreign laws bar public charities from being run for private gain in interstate commerce — which means, by using the mail, telephones or the internet.  The Clinton Foundation's complex operations (it is not just one entity but a web of them) do not comply with this requirement.  Nor does the Clinton Foundation ever seem to have submitted its financial records to an independent, properly certified audit by a qualified accounting firm.  Overall I consider the Clinton Foundation to be a charity fraud network.  I base this conclusion on my review of extensive data about its operations including the activities of the Clinton family and their friends in Haiti, a nation that has suffered many disasters, both natural and manmade.  What possesses powerful, wealthy, and educated persons to prey on the most desperately poor humans on earth as they posture as "philanthropists"?  And why has there been no government oversight?

Republicans Go to Jail, Democrats Run Free.  Bill and Hillary Clinton launched a foundation that operated as a massive funds-for-favors exchange.  As author Peter Schweizer documents overwhelmingly in his book, Clinton Cash, on more than a dozen occasions, foreign entities paid money to the Clinton Foundation contemporaneously with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's approval of or non-interference with policies or regulations favorable to those overseas donors.  Moreover, Hillary illegally installed a private computer server in her home basement, to handle her State Department duties and, apparently, conduct her crimes outside the reach of inquiring minds.  When investigators finally came calling, Clinton erased some 30,000 e-mails and then lied about this over and over and over again.

Hillary Clinton's Top 17 Scandals and Controversies.  [#2] The Clinton Foundation:  Out of the hundreds of millions of dollars the Clinton Foundation makes every year, less than 6% of all donated income actually goes towards anything humanitarian.  She took 12 million dollars from the king of Morocco just for a face to face meeting.  The Foundation is allegedly her personal pay-to-play transaction business, and the money that goes to that foundation goes to political favors from the Clintons.

Why Hillary and Bill are the Mafia mobsters of US politics.  James Kallstrom, former head of the FBI's New York office, is the man who brought to justice the notorious mob boss John Gotti, the Teflon Don.  So when he calls Bill and Hillary Clinton members of a 'crime family' it's fair to assume he knows what he's talking about.  In a radio interview, Kallstrom described Hillary as a 'pathological liar' and said of the couple's 'charitable' Clinton Foundation:  'It's like organised crime, really.  The foundation is a cesspool.'

Clinton's Lavish State Department Spending.  The elites in government like Hillary Clinton believe they are entitled to do whatever they want.  Hillary Clinton has never earned an honest dollar in her life — she lives the high life at your expense, making money off the rigged system.  This is an election between the small handful of people who benefit from the corrupt system, and the great majority of American citizens who are the victims of that corruption.  Those who benefit from the corruption will say and do anything to keep change from happening.

The Colossal Clinton Con.  The Clintons live and breathe and count on those who choose to ignore that which they already know to be true.  It has worked for over thirty years and it is working now.  She is under federal investigation and blames the investigators.  It is reminiscent of her evisceration of Ken Starr, the Independent Counsel appointed by Bill Clinton's Attorney General who ultimately became the scapegoat for virtually all their momentous scandals.  It worked then and it may work now.  Hillary's incessant scandals over decades have morphed into an odd sort of national vaccination, immunizing her from accountability while hypnotizing much of the nation.  In the face of pervasive corruption, it has been reduced to so much white noise.

Hillary only has herself to blame for the mess she's in.  A restoration of the Clinton presidency would be a restoration of the national and moral chaos they invariably create.  They can't help themselves.  They are corrupt and corrupters, the Typhoid Mary of politics.  Whether by nature or nurture, they are programmed to ruin.  Friends, allies, institutions — all are stained by their touch.  And always, the Clintons blame somebody else.

The Trials of Saint Hillary.  It's too late in the election cycle to ward off E-mailgate with some tut-tutting or a wave of the hand.  This election is too close for Democrats to simply acknowledge Hillary's corruption, then vote for her in order to stop Trump.  No, they must blind themselves to Hillary's corruption utterly, and blind others to it as well.

Ex-FBI assistant director calls the Clintons a 'crime family' and claims their 'foundation is a cesspool'.  A former FBI official described the Clintons as a 'crime family' days after the bureau reopened its investigation into Hillary's personal email server.  James Kallstrom, the former assistant director of the FBI, spoke out against the Clinton family on Sunday in a radio interview with host and Greek-American billionaire businessman John Catsimatidis on 'The Cats Roundtable'.  'The Clintons, that's a crime family.  It's like organized crime, basically.  The Clinton Foundation is a cesspool,' Kallstrom said. 'It's just outrageous how Hillary Clinton sold her office for money.

How Hillary and Bill became Bonnie and Clyde.  In [J. Edgar] Hoover's day Hillary and Bill would have their pictures hanging in the Post Office among the 10 Most Wanted.  Bonnie and Clyde did it for the money.  Hillary and Bill do it for the money.  Same people.  Except that Bonnie and Clyde, the real ones, were small-time.  They're credited with no more than about a dozen hold-ups, mainly banks and grocery stores.  Small potatoes compared to the Clinton Foundation that one way and another fattened the pockets of Hillary and Bill with dirty millions.

The Clintons Don't Draw Lines Between Their 'Charity' and Personal Riches.  In an election season that has been full of surprises, let's hope the electorate understands that there is at least one thing of which it can be certain:  A Hillary Clinton presidency will be built, from the ground up, on self-dealing, crony favors, and an utter disregard for the law.  This isn't a guess.  It is spelled out, in black and white, in the latest bombshell revelation from WikiLeaks.  It comes in the form of a memo written in 2011 by longtime Clinton errand boy Doug Band, who for years worked simultaneously at the Clinton Foundation and at the head of his lucrative consulting business, Teneo.  It is astonishingly detailed proof that the Clintons do not draw any lines between their "charitable" work, their political activity, their government jobs or (and most important) their personal enrichment.

The perpetual cloud of dirt and scandal that hovers over Hillary Clinton.  The dirt cloud of scandal has followed Clinton incessantly for years.  Not just a single, isolated scandal... but several.  Travelgate, Whitewater, cattle futures, Benghazi, private email server, Clinton Foundation, Wall Street speeches, you name it.  It's one ignominious incident after another.  And all of them are of her own making.  Clinton tends to stretch the bounds of propriety, dangling her foot over the legal lines.  And her actions beckon political calamity.  Thus, the interminable cloud.

Investigation:  The Clinton Foundation Was Set Up To Be Corrupt.  Clinton Foundation officials have ignored virtually all of the "best practices" urged by good governance organizations for public charities, according to an investigation by The Daily Caller News Foundation.  Most glaringly, for example, the foundation's insular board of directors is unusually small, ranging from only two to no more than five members, all of whom are among President Bill and Hillary Clinton's closest and richest friends.  The "good governance" movement in the nonprofit field has been gathering strength for two decades, but it clearly has yet to reach the Clinton Foundation.

We Have Found The Crook, And It Is She!  After 30 years of government service, pushing big government into every aspect of our lives and shoving it down our throats, Hillary is still making valiant efforts to halt injustice, educate the young, feed the hungry, elevate the poor and house the homeless, and she still just can't quite get the job done and put her finger on the real problem, which is herself and her form of big government.  And after 30 years of campaigning for president, lying about her opponents, promising a big-government solution to every problem for every person, lying about her official positions on critical issues, exposing secure emails to our enemies and fire-bombing Donald Trump's campaign offices, she is still trying to get honesty into her political campaigns.  But her campaigns are the only ones being dishonest and corrupt.

Think You Know How Bad the Clintons Are?  "The White House is like a subway.  You have to put in coins to open the gates."  Such were the immortal words of one Johnny Chung, who admitted to a Senate committee in 1997 that he funneled $100,000 from the Chinese military to the Democratic National Committee.  In the Clinton White House, it was pay to play all the way.  That either Bill or Hillary had a political life after their treasonous run on Asian piggy banks is a testament to the ever escalating corruption of the American media.  The White House honcho who made the subways run on time — no shock here — was Hillary Clinton.

The Big Rake.  Hillary Clinton has always been obsessed with money.  In Arkansas, she would complain constantly about not having enough money.  Some will recall how she used to moan about how they were not rich enough when they left the White House.  Presumably, that's why they stole the furniture.  All of her capers have been about turning her position or her husband's position into cash for the family business.  In the managerial class, credentials and connections are to be monetized.  That's their purpose.  Hillary Clinton did not weasel her way into the State Department gig because she wanted to burnish her foreign policy credentials.  It was not about staying in the game.  There was always a money angle.  At State, she could travel the world, shaking down the rich and powerful for cash to her money laundering operation.  Her husband could charge outlandish fees to give speeches on behalf of the foundation and maybe put in a good word, for the foreign potentate, with his old lady at the State Department.  Clinton's run for the White House has a similar angle.

The 5 Most Outrageous Hillary Clinton Lies From The Last Debate.  [#4]  Yes, There's Evidence of Clinton Foundation Corruption:  When Wallace asked Hillary about the Clinton Foundation's play-to-pay scheme, she pivoted to a rant about the various charitable accomplishments of her organization — "making environments in schools healthier for kids," and so on.  Hillary spoke about these altruistic acts as if they precluded her foundation from engaging in corrupt acts.  They do not.  Listen, just because mafia families handed out turkeys to the community on Christmas doesn't mean they weren't involved in protection rackets every other day of the year.

The Hillary Virus.  Hillary, not unlike a parasitic virus, has for decades, lived off the "host," in this case, the United States and those who engage in apparent "Play for pay" schemes, pay outrageously exorbitant honoraria and speakers fees or contribute to the Clinton Foundation. [...] This relationship between Hillary and the United States is not symbiotic but parasitic.  America and Americans have certainly not found any benefit in her actions but have suffered from it.

The Clinton Record.  In an effort to prevent foreign governments, organizations, and individuals from influencing the policy decisions of American national leaders, campaign-finance laws prohibit U.S. political figures from accepting money from foreign sources.  But as the Washington Post noted in February 2015, the Bill, Hillary, & Chelsea Clinton Foundation "has given donors a way to potentially gain favor with the Clintons outside the traditional political [donation] limits."  As of February 2015, foreign sources accounted for about one-third of all donors who had given the Clinton Foundation more than $1 million, and over half of those who had contributed more than $5 million.  Foreign donors that gave money to the Foundation included:  Hezbollah supporter Issam Fares, who once served as deputy prime minister of Lebanon; the Dubai Foundation, which also gave money to the families of Palestinian terrorists killed in action; the royal family of the United Arab Emirates; a Dubai-based company that promotes Sharia Law; a privately-held Chinese construction and trade conglomerate headed by a delegate of the Chinese parliament; and the governments of Saudi Arabia, Brunei, the United Arab Emirates, and Qatar.  Even during Clinton's tenure (2009-13) as secretary of state, the Clinton Foundation received millions of dollars in donations from seven foreign governments.

Hillary Clinton, those emails and the whiff of scandal that won't go away.  The gaffes and missteps of Donald Trump have dominated the US election campaign, while Hillary Clinton seemed to put scandal behind her when she escaped indictment by the FBI over her use of a private email address while serving as as secretary of state.  Since that reprieve, she has been content to sit back and allow her rival to self-destruct.  But another possible scandal is gathering over Mrs. Clinton as the campaign enters its final stretch.  It can be summed up in one phrase:  donations for access.  After Bill Clinton left the presidency in 2001, he established the Clinton Foundation as a philanthropic organisation with numerous affiliates and a global reach.  The Clinton Foundation's various arms have since received $2 billion from an array of donors, including big corporations, wealthy individuals and foreign governments.

Bill and Hillary Clinton have made a mockery of America's foundation system.  By now, it is clear that the Foundation operated as a vast and corrupt market for influence.  With winks and nods, Bill and Hillary Clinton sold access to the Secretary of State's office.  And because donors were giving to a "Foundation," all parties could quietly look the other way.  Let us call this what it is:  graft masquerading as non-profit work.  This story has many troubling elements, perhaps none more than this:  By giving their donors a private line to the Secretary of State's office, Bill and Hillary Clinton have made a mockery of America's foundation system — and tarnished the reputations of the non-profits who received grants from them.

Hillary Clinton's Reaction to Her Foundation Scandal Is Disastrous.  The numbers on the alleged pay-to-play are damning: as reported by the Associated Press, of 154 non-official meetings or phone calls on her schedule as Secretary of State, at least 85 of those individuals were private-sector donors who contributed up to $156 million to Clinton Foundation initiatives.  The report comes on top of other far more incriminating investigations revealing the appearance of quid pro quo with foreign donors to the Clinton Foundation.  Perhaps the worst example was when investors who profited from the Clinton State Department's approval of a deal for Russia's atomic energy agency's acquisition of a fifth of America's uranium mining rights subsequently pumped money into the Clinton Foundation.  The Clintons subsequently did not fulfill the Obama administration's request for public disclosure of foreign donations.  The public deserves to hear from Clinton an honest explanation of why she felt all of this was appropriate.

Lots of Smoke Here, Hillary.  The surest way for a person with private interests to get a meeting with Secretary of State Clinton, or a phone call returned by her, it seems, was to dump a bundle of cash into the Clinton Foundation.  Of 154 outsiders whom Clinton phoned or met with in her first two years at State, 85 had made contributions to the Clinton Foundation, and their contributions, taken together, totaled $156 million.  Conclusion:  access to Secretary of State Clinton could be bought, but it was not cheap.  Forty of the 85 donors gave $100,000 or more.  Twenty of those whom Clinton met with or phoned dumped in $1 million or more. [...] The stench is familiar, and all too Clintonian in character.

Pay to Play With the Clinton Foundation.  The Clinton Foundation is classified under IRS Code 501(c)(3) as a "non-profit" foundation, comprising several separate "initiatives," or areas of focus, including health, economic opportunity, and climate issues.  In just over 13 years, the Foundation has raised nearly $2 billion from U.S. corporations, especially Wall Street firms, political donors, and foreign governments.  The nebulous financial arrangement and political nature of the Foundation was of sufficient concern to the Obama administration that Mrs. Clinton was required to sign a disclosure agreement with the White House before her nomination as Secretary of State in 2009. According to the Washington Post, Obama required her "to disclose all contributions to the Clinton Foundation, and that there be a process to vet donations that were coming in.  They violated that agreement almost immediately.  They took multi-million dollar donations from foreign governments and businesses that had interests before the State Department.  Those were never disclosed."

For Hillary, Laws Are like Cobwebs.  [Scroll down]  They have become fabulously wealthy by selling access to the power and influence she wielded as Secretary of State and the presumption that she will become President.  Their scheme was simple:  pay the Clinton Foundation millions of dollars, as "donations," and she would do their bidding, from arranging invitations to state dinners, providing diplomatic passports, to approving lucrative contracts around the world and the sale of American-made arms to bad actors.  Favored donors also became very, very rich.  Sprinkled among the Foundation's donor list is a host of treacherous players who operate by their own gangster rules, also known as Soros rules.  The Clintons are grifters on a grand scale.  Only 10 percent of Clinton Foundation money goes to grants to charity while an unknown portion (the Clinton Foundation has never been audited) goes to staff salaries, travel expenses, and overhead, as well as lavish get-togethers where the high and mighty mix with the rich and greedy, for mutual benefit.  Generosity is not an aspect of Clinton character, for either spouse.  Greed is their defining trait.  And what is so abhorrent is that they feel entitled — to the wealth, to be above the law, to have the power to manipulate and regulate the rest of us.

A Laundry List Of The Clinton Foundation's Most Questionable Foreign Donations.  Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton vigorously defended the Clinton Foundation's work at Wednesday night's final presidential debate. [...] [Chris] Wallace's question came after numerous allegations from Republican nominee Donald Trump that the Clinton Foundation took donations from foreign governments, which influenced Clinton's decision making while serving as secretary of state.  These countries include states accused of human rights violations, economic interests in decisions by Clinton's Department of State, and countries Clinton has pledged to confront if elected president.

The definition of venal
The American College Dictionary, 1959, page 1347.

Overview / recap articles about the Russia / uranium scandal:

How Democrats Made America Dependent on Russian Uranium.  Uranium prices have shot up by as much as 40% since Russia's invasion of Ukraine.  With nuclear power providing about a fifth of our energy, this is another blow for Americans.  Unfortunately our nuclear power plants are dependent on uranium imports from Russia and countries in its sphere of influence because our domestic mining industry was suppressed.  In December 2016, on his way out the door, Barack Obama announced that he was inventing the Bears Ears "National Monument" on over a million acres of land.  While California environmentalists celebrated, tens of thousands of locals bitterly protested the move.  Billboards and stickers reading #RescindBearsEars were plastered across Utah towns in the area that expected catastrophic consequences from the destruction of their livelihoods.  Among these was uranium mining.  A uranium mine in the area has the potential to yield 500,000 pounds of uranium.  Miners warned that the Bears Ears monument would force us to rely more heavily on foreign uranium.  But the Democrats, still busy blaming their election defeat on some sort of phantom Russian-Trump conspiracy, did not see any problem with making America dependent on Russia.

Coincidences with moving uranium around — Part V.  [Scroll down]  In Part II, we looked at the weird history of the freighter M/V Arctic Sea, which supposedly went missing in the Eastern Atlantic for 15 days in 2009 — yet actually didn't.  Arctic Sea's saga was distinguished by some very unusual details ("the deets'), including a stop in Kaliningrad for cargo-hold modifications before departing on the voyage from Finland; a prior history of conducting voyages with "missing" periods; and the ship's insurer being from the same Renaissance group of companies that paid Bill Clinton $500,000 for a speech in Russia, just prior to the U.S. decision to allow the sale of Uranium One to a subsidiary of Russia's Rosatom.  In Part III we pursued some additional "deets," starting with a change of ownership structure just before the remarkable 2009 voyage.  Even more eye-opening, the announcement in August 2009 that the ship had been "found" made reference to the Arctic Sea being west of the Cape Verde Islands on exactly the day of Hillary Clinton's one and only visit to the Cape Verde Islands (at any time, but also as secretary of state), on 14 August 2009.  Finally, we reviewed another unique feature of the case:  that Russia blamed Estonia, and in particular Estonia's former chief of national intelligence, for concocting Arctic Sea's "hijacking" and "disappearance" as a plot.

Trump can change history by declassifying three Obama-era documents.  The first includes the national security assessments that the U.S. intelligence community conducted under President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton concerning the Russia nuclear giant Rosatom's effort to acquire uranium business in the United States.  The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) — made up of Secretary Clinton and eight other senior federal officials — approved Rosatom's purchase of mining company Uranium One's U.S. assets in fall 2010, even as the FBI was gathering evidence that the Russian company's American arm was engaged in bribery, kickbacks and extortion.

7 Reasons Why the Uranium One Scandal Won't Go Away.  The mainstream press has repeatedly declared the Russian purchase of Uranium One a "debunked conspiracy theory."  But it's no theory, nor has it been debunked.  The Uranium One deal was complicated and had many moving parts, which also explains why misinformation about it has spread widely.  Claims such as "the Russians gave Clinton $145 million" and "Clinton sold American uranium to the Russians" are great soundbites, but are factually inaccurate.  It's true that the Clinton Foundation received undisclosed millions from Uranium One stakeholders — such as the $2.35 million from board Chairman Ian Telfer.  The Obama administration did allow the Russians to acquire domestic nuclear assets critical to U.S. national security.  But minor inaccuracies in the soundbites have allowed self-appointed fact-checkers such as PolitiFact and Snopes to selectively "debunk" the larger story without critically examining the full set of facts.

How Mueller Has Been Silencing Whistleblowers To Set Up Fake Special Counsels For Years.  First, there is Uranium One — the only genuine Russian Collusion case.  Whistleblower William Douglas Campbell, an American businessman, infiltrated Russia's State Nuclear Energy Corporation, Rosatom, where he posed as a consultant while working undercover for the FBI to gather and document criminal activity in the Russian plot to control twenty percent of the known U.S. uranium reserve.  From 2005-2013, and at great personal risk, Campbell documented bribery and money laundering that should have prevented the deal, now known as Uranium One, from being approved by senior officials in the Obama Administration.  But it didn't.  With the help of Mueller, President Obama, and Secretary of State Clinton, the deal was completed in 2013.  Throughout the course of this transaction, the Clinton Foundation received a $31,000,000 donation and a pledge for another $100 million from Frank Giustra, a Clinton friend and a principal in the Uranium One deal who personally benefited from the sale.

Six Times the Obama Administration Should Have Appointed Special Counsel.  [#3] Uranium One:  In 2010, the Obama administration approved a deal allowing the sale of 20 percent of America's uranium to be sold to Russia over Republicans' expressed national security concerns.  The deal was tainted by donations to the Clinton Foundation and an administration cover-up of bribery and racketeering before being approved.  The Obama administration threatened an FBI informant to keep him from talking about what he knew.  There is currently a congressional investigation underway, but why wasn't this investigated when it happened?  Who was in charge of the FBI when the deal went down?  Mr. Robert Mueller.  That name should ring a bell with you.

Putin Drops Bomb at Helsinki Presser:  Says US Intelligence Helped Move $400,000,000 to Hillary Campaign!  [Scroll down]  [Bill] Browder is an American-born British financier.  He is the CEO and co-founder of Hermitage Capital Management, an investment fund that at one time was the largest foreign portfolio investor in Russia.  Bill Browder's grandfather was head of the Communist Party USA.  The Russian government put Browder on the Interpol most wanted list in 2017.

Russians wanted Hillary Clinton to be President and Adam Schiff is their Number One Shill.  Democrat Adam Schiff is a shill of the Russian government and I'm going to tell you why.  It is Schiff who is a propagandist for the Russian government despite his spinning on all these left-wing TV shows.  He put out a list of 30 more interviews he wants to do even though the Republicans on the committee said there's no collusion. [...] He didn't say we should subpoena Hillary Clinton even though it was the Hillary Clinton campaign that laundered money through a law firm in this Fusion GPS to do what?  To corroborate and collude with the Russians with their phony dossier.  He didn't ask for a single Hillary Clinton campaign official.  Why is that, Mr. Schiff?  We know they colluded!  He didn't ask for the former head of the DNC.  I don't know if that was Wasserman Schultz or Donna Brazile, he doesn't want to subpoena them and question them.  Where did their money come from?  That money that they laundered through that law firm to Fusion GPS to the Russians.  That's something he doesn't want to talk about.

Russia Scandal:  Did Hillary Clinton Run FBI's Trump Investigation?  You might not know the name of Alexander Downer, but you should.  The former Australian Foreign Minister and current Australian ambassador to the United Kingdom, Downer is the person who actually started the ball rolling in creating the anti-Trump dossier.  And, it turns out, he's a Clintonite.

Uranium too:  Did the Clintons finagle a twofer, including a land-grab?  Here is what we know, thanks to the reporting of the estimable Andrew C. McCarthy, the essential Peter Schweizer, and the indefatigable Deroy Murdock.  In March 2010, then-Secretary of State Clinton traveled to Russia to meet with then-Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.  In June, Bill Clinton was gifted $500,000 by a Russian bank with close connections to Putin's government for a speech in Moscow.  In October of 2010, the Obama administration, with the blessing of the State Department run by Hillary Clinton, allowed the Russians to purchase a company called Uranium One, which controls more than 20 percent of American uranium.  There is even more intrigue, all worthy of a Stephen Coonts' novel:  a Russian agent in Maryland involved in extortion, fraud, and international money laundering; a Washington, D.C. lobbyist who, hearing danger afoot, became an FBI informant; congressional critics decrying "the take-over of essential U.S. nuclear resources by a government-owned Russian agency"; non-disclosure by the FBI of its investigation into Russia's "racketeering and strong-arming" as the administration considered the Russian acquisition; the transfer of $145 million to the Clinton Foundation by sources tied to the Uranium One deal; prolonging of the FBI investigation for years; and indictment and slap-on-the-wrist sentencing of the agent and his conspirators just before Labor Day and Christmas, all without fanfare.

Scandal, Corruption, Lawbreaking — And So What?  The FISA-gate, Clinton emails, and Uranium One scandals are sort of reaching a consensus.  Many things quite wrong and illegal were done by both Hillary Clinton and her entourage and members of the Obama agencies and administration — both the acts themselves and the cover-ups and omissions that ensued.

Hillary Clinton's Five Worst Moments of 2017.  [#3] Uranium One Scandal Reappears:  Another year, another Clinton scandal.  Only, in this case, it was the re-emergence of the Uranium One scandal that initially emerged in 2015.  Government Accountability Institute (GAI) president and Breitbart News Senior Editor-at-Large Peter Schweizer broke the scandal in his 2015 book Clinton Cash:  The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich.  In the book, Schweizer reported that Clinton's State Department, along with other federal agencies, approved the sale and that nine foreign investors in the deal gave $145 million to Bill and Hillary Clinton's personal charity, the Clinton Foundation.

Trey Gowdy Is Cleared To Go After Hillary Clinton And Loretta Lynch.  Hillary Clinton clearly broke the law.  Regardless of whether it was a result of her failure to deal with her email system appropriately, it doesn't make a difference — she should've been charged.  In any case, James Comey, our previous FBI chief felt that it would be better given her a chance to get away with it.  Additionally, Comey had started composing his letter where he exonerates Hillary Clinton before he even had a meeting with her. [...] Furthermore, AG Loretta Lynch trusted that it would be an amazing decision to meet with Hillary Clinton's husband on an airport tarmac while the examination was still crisp and new.

It's Time To Prosecute The Clinton Political Crime Syndicate.  What has most greased the skids of America's decline toward the ways of a banana republic is the emergence and acceptance of two-tiered justice and attendant cronyism and political corruption.  And nowhere is this more obvious than in the pass given to the Clintons, and particularly former First Lady and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.  When the Clintons left the White House in 2001, taking with them over $190,000 worth of heirloom china, flatware, rugs, and furniture as they cleared out — much of which they later had to return — they claimed they were flat broke.  Their net worth today is now in excess of $150 million, accumulated not by traditional means of work and investment, but rather by pay-for-play influence peddling through speeches and Clinton Foundation fundraising — with the tacit understanding that the Clintons would be in a position to return favors to donors after Hillary won the 2016 presidential election.

Uranium none.  Credible news accounts detail how a Kremlin-linked nuclear energy company called Rosatom sought ownership of Uranium One, a Canadian mining company with rights to American uranium.  The deal was completed in 2010 following approval of the nine-member Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, of which Hillary Clinton, the secretary of State, was a member.  Later, her husband Bill was invited to make a speech in Moscow for $500,000, paid by a bank with a financial interest in Rosatom.  The Clinton Foundation eventually received millions of dollars from other Russians with connections to the deal.

Understanding the Uranium One "Scandal".  Despite assertions by Hillary Rodham Clinton that the Uranium One scandal has been debunked as "fake news," there exists ample evidence to suggest otherwise — with additional corroborating evidence being revealed almost daily.  In today's environment where few people care to read a report that extends beyond a sentence or two, the facts behind the Uranium One scandal are often readily dismissed due to its transactional complexity, the complicity of those involved, and the media's collusion in keeping this story under wraps.  That is beginning to change, however, as more information is being forced into the open by a precious few members of the conservative media and truth-seeking journalists.

The incredible new chapter in the Hillary Clinton chronicles.  When President Donald Trump fired FBI Director Jim Comey last spring, the attorney general's stated purpose for recommending the firing was Comey's dropping the ball in the investigation of Clinton's email when she was secretary of state.  After a year of investigating her use of her own computer servers to transmit and store classified materials instead of using a government server to do so — and notwithstanding a mountain of evidence of her grossly negligent exposure of secret and top-secret materials, which constitutes the crime of espionage — the FBI director decided that because no reasonable prosecutor would take the case, it should be dropped.  Weeks later, the DOJ ratified Comey's decision.  At the same time that Clinton was failing to safeguard state secrets, she was granting official State Department favors to donors to her family's charitable foundation.  There are dozens of examples of this so-called "pay to play," the most egregious of which is the Uranium One case.

Uranium One:  Will Justice be Done?  Not much distance was needed to gain confirmation.  The Trump-Russian collusion charges were all deception and diversion.  It reeks of conspiracy.  It was Plan B in the Clintons' and Democrats' playbook.  Plan A was the election of Hillary as president.  From the Oval office, she'd bury Uranium One deeper than any nuclear waste could be in Yucca Mountain.  The collusion nonsense was an attempt to frame an innocent man, Donald Trump.  The principal aim:  Save the necks of the Uranium One culprits.  Let that sink in.  We can be sure the president has.  House Republicans have just launched an investigation into the Uranium One deal.  The deal happened during Obama's tenure.  That's no coincidence — not with Hillary Clinton around.  The former president may be neck-deep in yellowcake.  Uranium One is a tangled web of criminality.  It appears to involve higher-ups — elected and appointed — on an unprecedented scale.

The Mother of All Scandals.  She was not just smart, she was the smartest woman ever.  She was fully competent and capable in everything.  She fought bravely for all the right issues.  She was more qualified to be President than anyone who preceded her.  She was, and is, the bright moral compass pointing the way forward to the left (who they believe should be all of us).  She was the Yin to her husband's Yang.  They were the best power couple ever, a beacon of truth shining in the darkness.  Except they weren't.  She has proved that over time, and her book tour is confirming it.  And the left is about to melt down as she and hubby finally are revealed for who they are.  Who are they?  In a nutshell, they are the left's version of Elmer Gantry:  frauds who love adulation, and even more, love money, power, and fame.  If you think the left melted down when Trump won, wait until they have the scales fall from their eyes as this new scandal engulfs her and her party.

A Definitive Timeline Showing When Clinton, DNC Started The Russian Dossier.  There has been much confusion in the media — and thereby, the public — about who funded the infamous Trump dossier.  Some outlets have incorrectly reported that Republicans began financing the dossier before the Clinton campaign and Democratic National Committee took over last Spring.  But that is incorrect.  Democrats are solely responsible for the dossier, which was passed around by their research firm, Fusion GPS, to Beltway reporters and select lawmakers during the heat of the presidential campaign.  Here is the definitive timeline of how it all transpired. [...]

What The Hillary-Russia Collusion Scandal Does — And Doesn't — Mean.  For nearly a year, we've heard a consistent drumbeat of doom from the mainstream media:  President Donald Trump, as a candidate, must have colluded with Russia in order to skew the election against Hillary Clinton.  To support this contention, the media have proposed seven main pieces of evidence:  first, the bizarrely warm rhetoric used by Trump himself with regard to the Russian regime; second, former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort's close relationship with the Russian government; third, former Trump national security advisor Michael Flynn's connections with the Russian government; fourth, former Trump foreign policy advisor Carter Page's apparent connections with the Russian government; fifth, Donald Trump Jr.'s approval of a meeting with Russian government-connected lawyers, supposedly to gather intelligence on Hillary; sixth, Trump's firing of FBI director James Comey and his statement to the Russians that he felt less pressure on Russia now; and finally, news that Trump's data firm owned by the Mercer family, Cambridge Analytica, reached out to Julian Assange in an attempt to gain access to Hillary's missing emails.

Clinton Playbook Being Rolled Out to Protect Hillary.  The Clinton team is ramping up its old war room tricks to deal with what is emerging as its own real Russian collusion scandal.  One example is its handling of an embarrassing report by the Washington Post that Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign and the Democratic National Committee (DNC), through a lawyer representing both parties, helped bankroll the largely discredited Fusion GPS dossier compiled by a former British intelligence officer, Christopher Steele, on alleged Trump-Russian connections.  The dossier was reportedly based at least in part on information he collected from Russian officials.  After first denying any involvement of the Clinton campaign in funding the GPS dossier project until such denial was no longer tenable, the campaign team tried to spin its involvement as somehow being a patriotic act.

Unpacking Uranium One: Hype and Law.  [Scroll down]  Uranium One's licenses are for mining and extraction, not for export.  This makes the claim that we "gave away" 20% of America's uranium fairly hyperbolic.  The expectation, in light of the NRC's assessment, would have been that the uranium mined would be marketed in America (with the profits going to Russia).  It is, however, true, that the mining rights to 20% of American uranium are now held by a Russian state agency.  That is troubling (and had it been me, I would have tried to generate opposition to the sale).  It isn't a "give away," but it is the case that Rusatom has de jure and de facto legal rights that can be exercised to limit production if it wishes to do so.

The Obama Administration's Uranium One Scandal.  The Uranium One scandal is not only, or even principally, a Clinton scandal.  It is an Obama-administration scandal.  The Clintons were just doing what the Clintons do:  cashing in on their "public service."  The Obama administration, with Secretary Clinton at the forefront but hardly alone, was knowingly compromising American national-security interests.  The administration green-lighted the transfer of control over one-fifth of American uranium-mining capacity to Russia, a hostile regime — and specifically to Russia's state-controlled nuclear-energy conglomerate, Rosatom.  Worse, at the time the administration approved the transfer, it knew that Rosatom's American subsidiary was engaged in a lucrative racketeering enterprise that had already committed felony extortion, fraud, and money-laundering offenses.

Obama's felony: 'Sitting' on the ROSATOM nuclear crimes.  There is currently ample open-source evidence to conclude that all the key National Security officials in the Obama Administration (especially Sec of State Clinton) knew as early as 2009 that Vadm Mikerin, a Russian national, and his "higher officials" Moscow backers, were engaged in a vast criminal conspiracy relating to "nuclear kickbacks" and felony violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices act.  Mikerin was a big-wig in ROSATOM. In 2015, Mikerin pled guilty to the "criminal money laundering conspiracy involving violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act," and was sent to Federal Prison for 4 years.  According to its website, ROSATOM is the Russian "State Atomic Energy Corporation."  The ROSATOM webite continues to state, "ROSATOM is a proponent of the uniform national policy and best management practices in nuclear power utilization, the nuclear weapons industry, and nuclear safety."  Did you get that?  ROSATOM a "proponent of the uniform national policy" of the Russian "nuclear weapons industry."  In the United States, Mikerin set up and ran Tenam which was a subsidiary of Tenex ROSATOM's foreign trade arm.  So, in 2009 and 2010, Sec. of State Clinton and the entire Obama national security team intentionally and knowingly withheld time-sensitive national security information about the Russian key nuclear-arms corporation while the UraniumOne and New Start treaty were being evaluated by the United States Senate and CFIUS board.

Bigger than Watergate.  It is time to subpoena everyone on that Committee (and Obama as well) and have them testify under oath about what they knew when they approved the sale of the uranium stock to Vladimir Putin.  It's pretty obvious now what happened.  Bill Clinton gave up US guidance technology to China in return for cash donations and now Hillary and Bill have sold 20% of US uranium stocks to Vladimir Putin in return for cash — not just to Russia, but to Vladimir Putin himself.  But like I said then, selling out the country for money is a long standing Clinton tradition.  I am going to bet that all on the CFIUS committee deny they knew about the bribery scandal.

7 FACTS About The #UraniumOneDeal You Need To Know.  [#1] Government Accountability Institute (GAI) President and Breitbart News Senior Editor-at-Large Peter Schweizer broke the Uranium One scandal in his book Clinton Cash:  The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich.  In the book, he reported that Clinton's State Department, along with other federal agencies, approved the transfer of 20 percent of all U.S. uranium to Russia and that nine foreign investors in the deal gave $145 million to Hillary and Bill Clinton's personal charity, the Clinton Foundation.  [#2] The New York Times confirmed Schweizer's Uranium One revelations in a 4,000-word front-page story by a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter.  It detailed how the Russian energy giant Rosatom had taken over the Canadian firm with three separate purchases between 2009 and 2013, largely coinciding with Hillary Clinton's time as secretary of state.

Clinton Foundation Scandal.  When Hillary Clinton agreed to be Secretary of State during President Obama's first term, she promised her distance from the Clinton Foundation.  The foundation also agreed to limit foreign donations.  Both agreements were for good reasons.  Foreign officials and governments were big donors to the Clintons' family foundation, and there were concerns in the Obama administration about conflicts of interest between the foundation and Hillary Clinton's work at Secretary of State.

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Former Clinton staffer faces years behind bars after pleading guilty to illegal money grab.  A longtime associate of Bill and Hillary Clinton is facing up to six years behind bars after he pleaded guilty on Monday to one count of felony theft.  Attorney Steve Bachar, touted as a "socially responsible" investor, served as the co-chair of the Clinton Global Initiative prior to his arrest in October 2021.  As BizPac Review previously reported, the Denver district attorney's office accused Bachar of stealing up to $1 million and then lying to an investor "in connection with the offer, sale or purchase of a security."  The crimes took place between October 2017 and August 2018.

SpyGate 101: A Primer On The Russia Collusion Hoax's Years-long Plot To Take Down Trump.  As Special Counsel John Durham continues to expose more details of the "SpyGate" or "Russia collusion" scandal, it can be difficult for any apolitical, non-news-junkie member of the public to grasp the ongoing developments.  After all, for more than five years, the corrupt legacy media has refused to report on scandal or done so with a slanted portrayal of the facts.  So most Americans remain unaware of the Democrats' years-long duplicity that sought to destroy first candidate and then President Donald Trump.  Add to that reality the overlapping conspiracies and sprawling cast of characters involved, and it can be difficult to follow the story.  That the scandal is dense, however, does not mean it should be ignored.  To the contrary, the duplicity must not be disregarded because what Trump's political enemies tried to accomplish over the course of five years represents the biggest threat our constitutional republic has seen in the last century.

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SpyGate is a complicated story.  So is the story of the Clinton Foundation's operations in Haiti, the Clintons' Uranium One deal, the Rose Law Firm / Whitewater / Madison Guaranty scandal, the highly suspicious death of VInce Foster, or the operation of Hillary Clinton's private email server. The villains in a story like this want it to be complicated, so that it will be difficult for a prosecutor to unravel and diagram it all.  Hard to detect, hard to understand, hard to believe, hard to prove.  And in Washington, DC, it would be hard to get a conviction from an all-Democrat jury.

While All Eyes Are on the Russia-Ukraine War, Bill Clinton Announces the Resurrection of the Clinton Global Initiative.  Former President Bill Clinton announced in a letter on the Clinton Foundation website the reinstatement of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) with a kick-off meeting in New York in September.  The timing of this reincarnation is pretty remarkable.  The Clinton's terminated CGI at the end of 2016, but are resurrecting it now "to meet the urgency of this moment." Clinton cited a myriad of reasons that he believes the "CGI community" can address including COVID, war, and attack on democracy and a myriad of woke objectives.  "The COVID-19 pandemic has ripped the cover off of longstanding inequities and vulnerabilities across our global community," Clinton said.

Here's a Big Sign That Hillary Is Running and What It Has to Do With Ukraine.  The Clinton Global Initiative essentially wound down in 2017 because of the drop-off in donations.  Gee, why did the donations drop off then?  Did potential donors finally realize that they wouldn't be getting any access to the White House because Hillary Clinton wasn't going to get in?  But now, Bill Clinton is saying they are restarting the CGI again because the kind of "cooperation and coordination" it created is urgently needed with the pandemic and the Russian war on Ukraine, according to the Associated Press.

The Clinton Foundation gets back into business.  The reality is, the Clinton Foundation and its Clinton Global Initiative, a Davos-style conference operation for the superrich, have never been much more than an unpunished pay-to-play political operation, a flim-flam racket, and a disguised vehicle for bribery.  Foundation donations went up when Hillary had access or something else to sell as a presidential candidate and secretary of state.  Foundation donations went down when she fell out of power.  The correlation was as obvious as the sun coming up and daylight following.

Mueller witness pleads guilty in illegal scheme to funnel UAE money to Hillary Clinton's 2016 campaign.  George Nader, a key witness in former special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation and a convicted child sex predator, quietly pleaded guilty last year to involvement in an illegal campaign finance scheme funneling millions of dollars from the United Arab Emirates into Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign.  Nader, a Lebanese American lobbyist, was sentenced to 10 years in prison in June 2020 after pleading guilty to bringing an underage teenage boy to the United States for sex and possessing child pornography.  What was not publicly known until recently was that he also pleaded guilty to an illegal foreign donation scheme.

Federal Court Won't Back Down After Sanctioning Russia Hoax Lawyer Marc Elias For Deceiving Judges.  A federal court refused to grant a request by Marc Elias, the Democrat operative who helped run the Russia collusion hoax, to rescind their sanctions against him for deceiving judges in his attempts to fight Republicans in Texas who pushed back on bad election practices by banning straight-ticket voting in the 2020 election.  Elias, who worked as Hillary Clinton's top campaign lawyer in 2016 and served as legal counsel to now-Vice President Kamala Harris when she ran for president in 2020, was first sanctioned by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit in March for deceptively refiling a motion to the court after it was previously denied.  Two of the three judges on the panel agreed to sanction Elias and his team for the shady attempt to lie to the court.  Elias was quickly scolded by the judges for lacking "candor" in a courtroom setting.

The Clinton Foundation shrivels.  All of a sudden, the Clinton Foundation's not drawing the revenue it used to draw.  And the difference is staggering. [...] As [Tom] Fitton notes, donations spiked when Hillary Clinton was riding high on the hog as President Obama's secretary of state.  After she left office and lost the 2016 presidency to Donald J. Trump, she got "defunded," big.  Trump cost the harridan a lot of baksheesh she had been counting on.  Issues & Insights has an excellent chart here demonstrating the trajectory along with a good editorial to go with it.  The Foundation, laughably enough, attributed the drop-off in donations to the pandemic.

Why Absolutely No One Is Surprised Hillary Clinton's Influence-Peddling Foundation Collapsed.  When one of the most recognizable nonprofits in the world loses 75% of its contributions over a four-year period, there are typically investigatory reports written into what has gone wrong.  That isn't the case with the Clinton Foundation.  The Foundation received $62.9 million in 2016 but only $16.3 million in 2020, and very few people seem to have noticed.  That is because most Beltway insiders know the Clinton Foundation's primary purpose: to serve as a platform for Hillary Clinton's political operation while lining the Clintons' pockets by trading influence for money.  That is why donations spiked when Hillary was secretary of state and most of the world thought she was destined to become president — and why they cratered after she lost.  Kevin Thurm, the CEO of the Clinton Foundation, tried to play off the 2020 decline off as pandemic-related.  In a letter, he wrote that 2020 "was a difficult year for philanthropy.  Across the sector, resources were stretched thinly and fundraising activities were impacted." This argument doesn't explain the tens of millions the Foundation lost between 2016 and 2019 and ignores that charitable giving was up by 5.1% in America last year.

What Happens When We Find Justice Isn't Blind?  Premised upon the risible Steele dossier and other bogus documents and government leaks crafted to abet Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign, Democrats responded to her defeat by concocting a conspiracy that Donald Trump had colluded with Russian authoritarian Vladimir Putin to steal the 2016 election.  Equally inane and insane, this leftist temper tantrum has been going on five years and counting — an unhinged attempt to destroy the legitimacy of the 2016 election and, thus, the presidency of Donald Trump.  In league with and abetted by their co-conspiring leftist media supplicants and sycophants, the Democrats subversively weaponized the police and surveillance powers of the state to promote the Russiagate collusion lie.  Each day, the dinosaur and social media were riven by new "bombshell" allegations, each more outlandish and, ultimately, erroneous than the last.  A special counsel and his Clinton supporting crew were appointed to get to the bottom of a crime that was devised as a campaign smear by ... the Clinton campaign.

Who is Rodney Joffe, aka 'Tech Executive-1' in Durham indictment?  The tech executive referenced in the criminal case against leading cybersecurity lawyer Michael Sussmann was identified Thursday [9/30/2021] as an industry pioneer who's founded the world's first commercial internet hosting company, is an expert in detecting malware and holds 10 patents.  Rodney Joffe is the person referred to as "Tech Executive-1" in Sussman's indictment for allegedly lying to the FBI by withholding his connections to Hillary Clinton's losing 2016 election campaign against former President Donald Trump, according to CNN.  Joffe, who's not accused of any wrongdoing, "retained Sussman as his lawyer" in February 2015 in connection with an unspecified "matter involving an agency of the US government," according to the indictment.  Sussman's indictment is part of special counsel John Durham's probe of the FBI investigation into claims that Trump's campaign colluded with Russian officials.

Liberal Celebrity Comes to Disturbing Realization:  Trump was 'Right' About Clintons & Russia Hoax.  Liberal celebrity Russell Brand, a British comedian who was once even married to Katy Perry, has come to a disturbing realization:  Trump was "right" that Russia collusion was a hoax and the Clintons are extremely corrupt.  The comedian announced his epiphany in a video that he posted to his Rumble account.  [Video clip]

5 False Narratives About The Spygate Indictment Of Michael Sussmann.  On Sept. 22, Michael Sussmann appeared via video at the first status conference held in Special Counsel John Durham's criminal case against the former Clinton attorney.  During the hearing, the government noted some disclosure material likely included classified information, spinning speculation of what those documents might be.  But while the prosecution remains in its infant stages, and it will be some time before the country knows more details related to Sussmann's role in Spygate, the biggest backers of the Trump-Russia collusion hoax have already exonerated Sussmann.  That fits a long pattern of collusion spinners downplaying every investigative advance into their Russia hoax.  Here are their top talking points about the Sussmann news and why they are gibberish.

Did Jake Sullivan commit perjury?  E-mails reveal 'lie' on Trump.  Jake Sullivan, national security adviser in the Biden administration, may be guilty of perjury related to the Hillary Clinton campaign's dirty tricks against Donald Trump.  Last week, Michael A. Sussmann, a partner at Perkins Coie, a law firm representing the Hillary campaign and the Democratic National Committee, was indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of making false statements to the FBI about his clients and their motives behind planting the rumor, at the highest levels of the FBI, of a secret Trump-Russia server.  The indictment states that Sussmann, as well as the cyber experts recruited for the operation, "coordinated with representatives and agents of the Clinton campaign with regard to the data and written materials that Sussmann gave to the FBI and the media."

Biden Security Adviser Jake Sullivan Tied to Alleged 2016 Clinton Scheme to Co-Opt the CIA and FBI to Tar Trump.  White House National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan figures prominently in a grand jury investigation run by Special Counsel John Durham into an alleged 2016 Hillary Clinton campaign scheme to use both the FBI and CIA to tar Donald Trump as a colluder with Russia, according to people familiar with the criminal probe, which they say has broadened into a conspiracy case.  Sullivan is facing scrutiny, sources say, over potentially false statements he made about his involvement in the effort, which continued after the election and into 2017.  As a senior foreign policy adviser to Clinton, Sullivan spearheaded what was known inside her campaign as a "confidential project" to link Trump to the Kremlin through dubious email-server records provided to the agencies, said the sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity.  Last week, Michael A. Sussmann, a partner in Perkins Coie, a law firm representing the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee, was indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of making false statements to the FBI about his clients and their motives behind planting the rumor, at the highest levels of the FBI, of a secret Trump-Russia server.

Russiagate, More Like Watergate.  CNN Chief Media Reporter Brian Stelter hopped on the set of Reliable Sources last weekend, and offered his take on Special Counsel John Durham's recent indictment of former Perkins Coie attorney Michael Sussmann, calling Durham's probe a "total bust."  This was in the context of accusing other networks like Fox and OAN of a pattern of "lie, rinse, repeat." [...] A long list of press figures — from Stelter's own CNN colleague and shameless intelligence community spokesclown Natasha Bertrand, to reporters from The New Yorker, Time, MSNBC, Fortune, the Financial Times, and especially Slate and The Atlantic — were witting or unwitting pawns in a scheme to sell the public on a transparently moronic hoax, i.e. that Donald Trump's campaign was communicating mysterious digital treason to Russia's Alfa Bank via a secret computer server.  The story sounded absurd from the start, and was instantly challenged by experts.

Durham Indictment: 'Powerful' Tech Executive 'Exploited His Access to Non-Public Data' to Dig Dirt on Trump.  The indictment last week of a former Clinton campaign lawyer indicates that Democrats supporting Hillary Clinton — including a "powerful" technology company executive with access to non-public data — colluded in a corrupt effort to spread lies about the Trump campaign ahead of the 2016 election.  Michael Sussmann, a former Justice Department employee who worked for the Clinton campaign through the Perkins Coie law firm, went to FBI General Counsel James Baker on Sept. 19, 2016, providing data and documents (documents that he helped write) alleging a "secret channel of communications" between the Trump Organization and a Russian bank.  According to the indictment, the misleading information about a "mysterious computer back channel" between the Trump Organization and the Russian bank was passed to multiple media outlets by Sussmann, who "continued to bill his time for such work to the Clinton Campaign."

Where does John Durham go from here?  Michael Sussmann has been indicted for lying to the FBI general counsel James Baker during a September 2016 meeting where he provided to Baker materials and information purported to link the Trump Organization with Russian entity Alfa Bank.  In order to bolster the credibility of his claims, Sussmann told Baker he was acting on his own and not for any clients.  This was a lie — Sussmann was acting on behalf of a tech executive and the Hillary Clinton campaign.  According to Special Counsel John Durham, Sussmann would repeat this lie on February 9, 2017 to two employees of another government agency ("Agency-2" in the indictment; possibly CIA).  The more interesting parts of the Sussmann indictment have to do with the orchestrated effort by Sussmann, the Clinton Campaign, a tech executive (identified as Rodney Joffe), their team of partisan researchers, and Fusion GPS to smear the Trump Organization — and thus candidate Trump — as having a "purported secret channel of communications" with Alfa Bank (a Russian bank).

The left wants to shut down the Durham probe.  It needs to continue.  In Washington, there is no greater indication of wrongdoing than the number of people denouncing efforts to investigate it.  The "nothing to see here" crowd went into hyperventilation last week when Special Counsel John Durham indicted a former Clinton campaign lawyer, Michael Sussmann. Legal experts who spent years validating every possible criminal charge against Donald Trump and his associates are now insisting that Durham needs to end his investigation.  The Washington Post heaped ridicule on Durham despite an indictment detailing an effort to hide the connection of the Clinton campaign and a concerted effort to push false Russian collusion claims.  Keep in mind that Durham was ordered to investigate the origins of the Russian investigation, including claims that those origins were unlawfully concealed or knowingly false.  The Sussmann indictment involves both issues after he allegedly pushed a false allegation of collusion and then hid the fact that he was working for the Clinton campaign.

How Durham Bombshell Made a 'Birther' Out of Me.  Upon reading special counsel John Durham's 27-page indictment of attorney Michael Sussman, I found myself asking, "Is there anything Perkins Coie lawyers would not do to keep their Democratic clients in power?"  Thanks to Durham, we know they launched a cyberwar against candidate Donald Trump that makes their work on the Steele dossier seem half-hearted.  What we need to know is whether their work in producing Barack Obama's birth certificate was any more legit than these other misadventures.  As to Sussman, he stands accused of lying to the FBI, "to wit, on or about September 19, 2016, the defendant stated to the General Counsel of the FBI that he was not acting on behalf of any client in conveying particular allegations concerning a Presidential candidate, when in truth, and in fact, and as the defendant well knew, he was acting on behalf of specific clients, namely, Tech Executive-I and the Clinton Campaign."

Clinton lawyer's indictment reveals 'bag of tricks'.  The 26-page indictment of former cybersecurity attorney and Hillary Clinton campaign lawyer Michael Sussmann by special counsel John Durham is as detailed as it is damning on the alleged effort to push a false Russia collusion claim before the 2016 presidential campaign.  One line, however, seems to reverberate for those of us who have followed this scandal for years now:  "You do realize that we will have to expose every trick we have in our bag."  That warning from an unnamed "university researcher" captures the most fascinating aspect of the indictment in describing a type of Nixonian dirty tricks operation run by — or at least billed to — the Clinton campaign.  With Nixon, his personal attorney and the Committee to Re-Elect the President (CREEP) paid for operatives to engage in disruptive and ultimately criminal conduct targeting his opponents.  With Clinton, the indictment and prior disclosures suggest that Clinton campaign lawyers at the law firm of Perkins Coie helped organize an effort to spread Russia collusion stories and trigger an investigation.

Eric Trump says Durham indictment revealed Clinton bankroll of Alfa Bank dirt.  It took five years for the role Hillary Clinton's 2016 campaign had in concocting the Alfa Bank scandal to become apparent, Eric Trump said on Sunday [9/19/2021].  In working to dismiss one facet of the Russia collusion narrative, Eric Trump said he worked with the FBI on investigating allegations of a secret backchannel between Russia's Alfa Bank and the Trump Organization, where he serves as executive vice president, but it was an indictment last week from special counsel John Durham's inquiry that finally showed evidence of bankrolling by Clinton's team.

The Indictment of Hillary Clinton's Lawyer is an Indictment of the Russiagate Wing of U.S. Media.  A lawyer for Hillary Clinton's 2016 campaign was indicted on Wednesday [9/15/2021] with one felony count of lying to the FBI about a fraudulent Russiagate story he helped propagate.  Michael Sussman was charged with the crime by Special Counsel John Durham, who was appointed by Trump Attorney General William Barr to investigate possible crimes committed as part of the Russiagate investigation and whose work is now overseen and approved by Biden Attorney General Merrick Garland.  Sussman's indictment, approved by Garland, is the second allegation of criminal impropriety regarding Russiagate's origins. [...] The lie that Sussman allegedly told the FBI occurred in the context of his mid-2016 attempt to spread a completely fictitious story:  that there was a "secret server" discovered by unnamed internet experts that allowed the Trump organization to communicate with Russia-based Alfa Bank.  In the context of the 2016 election, in which the Clinton campaign had elevated Trump's alleged ties to the Kremlin to center stage, this secret communication channel was peddled by Sussman — both to the FBI and to Clinton-friendly journalists — as smoking-gun proof of nefarious activities between Trump and the Russians.

'Clinton indictment' blows Russia collusion conspiracy wide open, top GOP investigator says.  The cybersecurity lawyer indicted this week by a grand jury in special counsel John Durham's investigation could end up being the "fall guy" for Hillary Clinton's 2016 campaign, warned a top House Republican.  Rep. Devin Nunes , the ranking member on the House Intelligence Committee, told Newsmax on Thursday there is evidence of a broad Russia collusion conspiracy — allegations the congressman's team investigated and referred to the Justice Department.  But Nunes cautioned that the Clintons "have a long history of their lawyers and agents disappearing."  Michael Sussmann, a former attorney at Perkins Coie, is accused of falsely telling the top FBI lawyer he was not representing any clients when acting on behalf of a technology executive and the Clinton campaign during a September 2016 meeting on possible links between former President Donald Trump and Russia.  Sussmann pleaded not guilty to a charge of lying to the FBI on Friday, with lawyers insisting he never said he didn't have clients and was representing only the technology executive at the meeting five years ago.

Lock her up — Hillary is going down.  A Hillary Clinton lawyer has been indicted for lying to the FBI in the Clinton campaign's 2016 smear of Donald Trump.  The lawyer fed bogus information to the FBI to fuel the false allegation that Trump was colluding with Russia.  The lawyer lied to the FBI by stating that he was acting purely as a private citizen, while his own firm's billing records prove he was actually working for Hillary's campaign. [...] Recall that the Trump-Russia collusion allegation ultimately proved baseless.  A two-year, $32 million investigation by Robert Mueller and his staff of 19 Democrat partisan lawyers together with 40 FBI agents interviewed 500 witness and reviewed thousands of documents, but came up empty.  They found no evidence of Russian collusion.  But they did succeed in casting a cloud over the Trump administration and gifted a ratings bonanza to CNN whose viewers still remember CNN's breathless nightly reports of the investigation, courtesy of leaks from Mueller's team, but have forgotten the outcome.

Fresh proof the Russiagate 'scandal' was created by the Hillary Clinton campaign.  A federal grand jury on Thursday [9/16/2021] handed up an indictment requested by special counsel John Durham — and it's fresh proof that the entire Russiagate "scandal" was manufactured by Hillary Clinton's campaign.  Durham, the federal prosecutor tasked with investigating the origins of the investigation, is targeting lawyer Michael Sussmann for lying about his client when he met with an agent to share dubious suspicions of a link between the Trump Organization and Kremlin-connected Alfa Bank.  The FBI later disproved the claim during the endless Russiagate investigation, as special counsel Robert Mueller's team found itself unable to verify anything from the much-hyped allegations after two years of work.  Sussmann's in trouble because he told the agent he had no client in the matter, then later in a 2017 deposition told Congress he did it on behalf of an unnamed client and cybersecurity expert.  Sussmann wasn't on that account — but his firm, Perkins Coie, reportedly billed his hours working on Alfa Bank to the Clinton campaign.

Hillary Clinton used the deep state to fabricate the Russia collusion narrative.  We've known for decades that the Clintons and their henchmen are almost certainly corrupt.  But the latest indictment filed by special counsel John Durham exposes a breadth and depravity of corruption that is disgraceful and dangerous even for them. [...] Now, we also know the federal government needs to reform how tech companies help the federal government protect us from cyberattacks.  Durham's latest indictment centers on Democratic National Committee and Clinton Foundation lawyer Michael Sussmann.  One of Sussmann's other clients, only identified in the indictment as "Tech Executive-1," approached Sussmann in July 2016, claiming he had information that could help create a "narrative" of Trump collusion with Russia.  Tech Executive-1 would later say in an email that he wanted Hillary Clinton to win the presidency because he believed she would give him the nation's top cybersecurity job.  Tech Executive-1 then used his connections with a cybersecurity firm helping the federal government to gain access to nonpublic internet data about Trump and six of his associates.

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Tech Executive-1 did not kill himself!

Sussmann Case Shows Far-Left Slate Journalist Was Tool for the Democrats and Hillary in Pushing Garbage Trump-Russia Hit Piece.  Franklin Foer is reportedly one of many far-left tools the Democrats and Hillary Clinton used to push their garbage Trump — Russia lies.  In the second 2016 debate, Hillary Clinton claimed President Trump was connected to Russian leader Putin.  This was laughable at the time.  We could tell then that this argument was rubbish based on lies.  However, Hillary, the Democrats and the Deep State push this lie to this day despite it being a lie.  A couple of days ago one of Hillary's attorneys was indicted for pushing this lie to the FBI.  Michael Sussmann was indicted for pushing the Trump — Russia lie.  But as we all know, there was a cabal of journalists, Democrats and Deep State actors who pushed this lie with Sussmann.  One such actor was a far-left writer from far-left Slate.

Dirty Deeds Done Not Cheap.  In 2015 the law firm Perkins Coie, which also represented the Democratic National Committee was hired by the Hillary Clinton Campaign.  Early the following year it hired Fusion GPS to perform opposition research for the campaign.  Fusion GPS provided the now debunked Steele dossier which alleged Russian collusion with the Trump campaign.  For the services performed during the campaign, the DNC paid the firm $5.6 million and the Clinton campaign paid them $3.6 million.  Having the firm hire GPS Fusion meant that the connection would not be revealed through campaign financial disclosures, but in time the connection was revealed, largely because of a defamation suit filed in Great Britain by Alfa Bank against Steele.  In recent weeks, a key member of the firm, Mark Elias, who had been the Clinton campaign's lawyer, left the firm and this week another member, Michael Sussman, was indicted by a federal grand jury called by Special Counsel John Durham of making a false statement to the FBI.  Sussman pleaded not guilty.

Dem Lawyer At The Center Of Major Trump-Russia Conspiracy Indicted For Allegedly Lying To FBI.  A federal grand jury indicted prominent lawyer Michael Sussmann, who represented the Democratic National Committee after Russia hacked its servers in 2016, on Thursday for allegedly lying to the FBI, according to court documents.  The indictment, first reported by the Huffington Post, said Sussmann lied when he "stated to the General Counsel of the FBI that he was not acting on behalf of any client in conveying particular allegations concerning a Presidential candidate, when in truth, and in fact, as the defendant well knew, he was acting on behalf of specific clients, namely, Tech Executive-1 and the Clinton Campaign."  John Durham, the special counsel appointed by the Trump administration to review the Russia investigation, asked a grand jury to indict the cybersecurity lawyer, people familiar with the matter told The New York Times.  Sussmann is a partner at Perkins Coie.  The firm's political law group, which is separate from the division Sussmann works in, represented Hillary Clinton's 2016 campaign and the Democratic Party, the NYT reported.

Clinton Campaign Lawyer Indicted In Durham Investigation.  An attorney who represented Hillary Clinton's failed 2016 presidential campaign was indicted on Thursday for allegedly lying to federal law enforcement officials during a 2016 meeting about who he was representing when he presented information about Trump and Russia to the bureau.  "Michael Sussmann, a partner with Perkins Coie who also represented the Democratic National Committee in connection with Russia's hack of the organization, is accused of making false statements during a Sept. 19, 2016 meeting with former FBI General Counsel James Baker," Reuters reported.  "This marks the second criminal case Durham has filed so far since former Attorney General William Barr tapped him in 2019 to investigate U.S. officials who probed the Trump-Russia contacts."

John Durham Grand Jury Indicts Lawyer Whose Firm Represented Democrats in 2016.  Special prosecutor John Durham has charged Washington-based lawyer Michael Sussmann, who represented former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and the Democratic National Committee, with lying to the FBI during Clinton's 2016 campaign.  Sussmann works for the high-powered law firm Perkins Coie — which has long done legal work for the Democratic Party and top Democrats, including filing election-related lawsuits.  The lawyer was indicted (pdf) on a single felony count of making a false statement during a meeting with FBI General Counsel James Baker in September 2016. Prosecutors allege that Sussmann lied by denying he represented any client when he told the federal law enforcement agency about evidence that allegedly linked then-candidate Donald Trump's Trump Tower to a bank in Russia.  Sussmann met with Baker to hand over papers and data files containing evidence of the alleged link between the Trump Organization and the Russian bank, which wasn't disclosed.  Unconfirmed media reports have stated that it was Alfa Bank.

The Michael Sussmann Indictment.  Perkins Coie lawyer Michael Sussman, who represented and worked on behalf of the DNC, the Hillary Clinton campaign, and Fusion GPS, has been indicted for giving false statements to FBI General Counsel James Baker. [...] This relates to the Baker/Sussmann meeting on September 16, 2016, in which Sussmann conveyed the false information put together by himself, Fusion GPS, and others — including one unnamed powerful tech executive — that there were improper contacts between the Trump Organization and Alfa Bank. [...] The indictment also describes Sussmann's public relations operation.  Prior to the meeting with the FBI, Sussmann was providing details of the Trump/Alfa Bank allegations to reporters and updating the Clinton campaign of his work.  After the meeting with the FBI, Sussmann was practically begging reporters to push the Trump/Alfa Bank story.  All this while he was billing the Clinton campaign.

Indictment Shows that John Durham Is Going After More People than Michael Sussmann.  Let me start by acknowledging the legitimate skepticism of many Gateway Pundit commentators that any justice will come out of John Durham's work.  You have been promised the moon in the past and instead received a flaming bag of dog poop.  But let's accept the fact that yesterday's news that DNC lawyer Michael Sussmann was going to be indicted turned out to be true.  Charlie Brown got to kick the football this time.  So what does this mean?  Is it a meaningless gesture or the first domino to fall in a line of dominoes?  I think this is just the first domino to fall and that others will come.  I base this on what the indictment says.

Durham's indictment of Clinton campaign lawyer Michael Sussman offers hope that bigger fish may be reeled in.  I am cautiously optimistic over the indictment handed down yesterday, accusing attorney Michael Sussaman, then of Perkins Coie, representing the Hillary Clinton campaign, of lying to the FBI.  It has been very easy to despair that anything would ever come of Durham's Special Counsel probe, especially after the slap on the wrist delivered to Kevin Clinesmith, an FBI lawyer who lied to a court by changing evidence 180 degrees in order to facilitate a FISA warrant extension.  For an officer of the court to lie to a court ought to be a career-ending event, for without integrity, the judicial system falters.  But Clinesmith never spent a night in jail and has been readmitted to the bar.  Durham asked for six months, but Judge James Boasberg thought otherwise.

Hunter Biden:  A legend in the art community.  First, let's take a look at what happened to the Clinton Foundation since Madame Secretary Box Wine lost the presidential election of 2016.  Surprise, surprise:  Its donations have all dried up.  But the foundation is still chartered to provide worldwide charity.  Have its donors suddenly become less charitable — all of them?  Don't the friends of the Clintons still revel in the joy of helping others — and getting the tax deductions?  Or were the donors actually after something other than the fulfillment of helping others?

Chelsea Clinton Sits on Board of Company Accused of Defrauding Investors.  Chelsea Clinton is a board director at a health insurance company that has been accused of defrauding investors.  Clover Health has been slapped with numerous investor lawsuits that claim the company and its leadership failed to disclose that it was under investigation by the Department of Justice for allegedly offering illegal kickbacks to health care providers in exchange for patient referrals.  Several of the lawsuits were consolidated in April into a class action case, which accused Clover Health and its CEO Vivek Garipalli of "employ[ing] devices, schemes, and artifices to defraud" investors.  Clinton's involvement with Clover Health, where she has served on the board since 2017 and in which she also holds a significant financial stake, could complicate the former first daughter's effort to position herself as a global health expert and commentator.

Hillary Clinton Campaign Official Is Arrested on Child Rape Charges.  Joel Davis was a Hillary Clinton Campaign officials and founder of the organization "Youth to end Sexual Violence."  Joel was arrested in 2018 after engaging in sex with a child.  Davis also had over 3,700 images and more than 330 videos of child pornography, including numerous images of prepubescent minors who had not attained 12 years of age.  Joel was nominated for a Nobel Prize for his work.  He was sentenced to 13 years this week.

Clintons Hit with Bad News as Judge Issues Order on Criminal Investigation of Their Foundation.  A U.S. tax court judge has ordered the Internal Revenue Service to disclose if it criminally investigated the Clinton Foundation.  This ruling was part of an ongoing case involving whistleblowers who have long alleged wrongdoing on the part of the charity that bears the name of former President Bill Clinton and his wife, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.  Judge David Gustafson pointed to a "gap" in IRS records and said that the agency's claim to have never criminally investigated the Clintons' charity "was not supported by the administrative record and thus constituted an abuse of discretion."

Judge orders IRS to reveal if it criminally investigated Clinton Foundation, citing records 'gap'.  A U.S. Tax Court judge has ordered the Internal Revenue Service to reveal if it criminally investigated the Clinton Foundation, directing the agency to cure a mysterious "gap" in its records in the case.  Most of the proceedings in the case involving the Clinton Foundation and the whistleblowers Lawrence W. Doyle and John F. Moynihan have been sealed, but U.S. Tax Court Judge David Gustafson authorized the release of an April 22 ruling to Just the News this week.  In it, Gustafson remanded the case back to the IRS Whistleblower Office (WO), saying the agency's claim there was no criminal investigation against the Clinton Foundation "was not supported by the administrative record and thus constituted an abuse of discretion."

Bill Clinton's Profitable Pardon Business.  "I don't know Roger Clinton.  I've never met Roger Clinton.  How did he know I applied for clemency?  That's not public information.  And how did he get my private cell phone number?  I don't give that out, but it was in my clemency application." Those comments were shared with me by someone who had a clemency application pending before Bill Clinton when he left the presidency.  The applicant was convinced Bill gave the cell phone number to his brother.  Roger Clinton told the applicant it would cost $100,000 to get a pardon from his brother.  Was the applicant willing to pay?  "I didn't have the money.  I couldn't pay that even if I wanted to," the applicant later recalled.  The applicant, who wishes to remain anonymous due to ongoing business considerations, never received a pardon.  This was the crazy final 18 months of the Clinton presidency.  Roger was cold-calling applicants offering to get them clemency in return for cash.  He was not the only brother in the Clinton clan who attempted to profit from executive clemency decisions.  Hillary's siblings, Hugh and Tony Rodham, each made hundreds of thousands of dollars hustling clemency for felons who were willing to pay.

Overstock's colorful founder has tales to tell about the Russia hoax.  Patrick Byrne, Overstock's founder, has long suspected that Obama set up a police intelligence state that's been calling the shots in American politics since 2015. [...] Now, Byrne has gone on record to say that he was part of a 2015 sting operation that saw Hillary accept multi-million dollar bribes from foreign governments.  Byrne thought the sting was to reveal Hillary's criminality, only to discover that it was to give Obama a hold over her when (as everyone assumed) she entered the White House.  You can see the video clip [elsew]here in which Byrne explains that Obama had used the Deep State to set up a blackmail operation.  The big question, of course, is whether Byrne is a fabulist, whose utterances we should ignore?  Or is he, instead, a brilliant, successful, connected, often prescient man who's currently a voice in the wilderness but should be taken very seriously?  I don't have an answer for that but his statements seem consistent with what we know about Hillary's corruption and the Obama Deep State, including the FBI.

Obamas, Clintons and communist China all linked to SolarWinds.  News about the SolarWinds Orion hack is generating a lot of questions about what this company is and who is behind it.  What we know so far is that its corporate ties include gems like communist China, the Clintons and the Obamas.  In 2016, according to the company's 10K on the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) website, SolarWinds was acquired by investment firms Silver Lake Partners and Thoma Bravo.  Two years later, the company went public through an Initial Public Offering (IPO).  Later that year, SolarWinds' IPO was completed, and 25 million shares of the company's common stock were sold at an issue price of $15 per share.  During this process, the company raised $375 million in gross proceeds, and approximately $353 million in net proceeds.

In Our Hearts We Know Trump Won.  [Scroll down]  Most of Trump supporters, myself included, did not have him as our first choice when the primaries began.  We all had our favorites. [...] Most of us, however, were definitely against Hillary Clinton and the idea of Bill Clinton ever being in the Oval office again.  Clinton was the first president I've ever regarded as treasonous.  It was very clever of the Democrats to frame his impeachment as due to an improper sexual incident rather than one of high treason.  According to David Horowitz of Front Page Magazine, as president, Bill Clinton essentially wiped out any strategic advantage the U.S. had by selling advanced U.S. missile technology to our enemy, the People's Republic of China.  His administration took in millions from the military and intelligence services of at least one hostile foreign power.  All of this was done in exchange for illegal campaign contributions from a massive totalitarian country determined to eclipse the U.S. as a world superpower.

Lin Wood Files Lawsuit Challenging Georgia's Secretary of State's Dark Unconstitutional Agreement with Hillary Attorney Marc Elias.  The country is just being introduced to Georgia Secretary of State, Brad Raffensperger.  We are also beginning to uncover the corrupt actions he has taken to steal the 2020 election for the Democrats.  Soon the whole country will know him and his actions.  On March 6, 2020 the Georgia Secretary of State, Brad Raffensperger, a Republican, signed off on a secret legal agreement with the Democratic Party of Georgia, the Democrat Senatorial Campaign Committee, and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee to alter absentee ballot procedures in Georgia.  The Democrats' attorney for this secret deal was Marc Elias from Perkins Coie, the consigliere of Hillary Clinton who has been busy managing other secretive Democratic election operations all across the country.

Prize for Ukrainian prosecutor who settled Burisma case?  A meeting with Clinton campaign.  A few months after Joe Biden forced the firing of Ukraine's chief prosecutor, his son's company Burisma Holdings courted the replacement with a promise to bring him to Washington to meet with Hillary Clinton's campaign in the final weeks of the 2016 election, newly released State Department memos reveal.  Burisma's effort to woo — through its Democrat-tied U.S. lobbying firm — newly installed Ukraine Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko raised concerns at the highest levels of the U.S. embassy in Kiev, where officials tried to talk the prosecutor out of the trip given the fact he was overseeing a probe of the gas company.

Federal tax judge allows whistleblower case against Clinton foundation to proceed.  A federal judge is allowing a whistleblower complaint to proceed against the Clinton Foundation, ruling the IRS "abused its discretion" in trying to dismiss allegations of nonprofit wrongdoing by one of America's most famous political families.  U.S. Tax Court Judge David Gustafson denied the Internal Revenue Service's request for a summary motion, ruling the whistleblower complaint by John Moynihan, a former Drug Enforcement Agency official, and Larry Doyle, a corporate tax compliance expert, "provided 'specific credible documentation' supporting their allegations" of possible tax-exempt legal violations by the Clinton charity based in Arkansas.  Gustafson said the agency's Whistleblower Office (WB) wrongly denied Moynihan's and Doyle's claims simply because the IRS Criminal Investigation (CI) office sent an email saying the issues in the complaint were closed.  The judge said he had reason to believe from the evidence that the IRS and the FBI engaged in some investigative activity.

Will the Trump Administration Finally Seize a Golden Opportunity to Punish Clinton Charity Fraudsters?  [Scroll down]  At that time, we did not appreciate just how far outside strict laws a network of supposed charities had operated, starting Oct. 23, 1997 as Bill and Hillary Clinton flirted with disaster, dead broke with even more looming expenses to come fighting impeachment and a raft of scandals.  Thereafter, we saw the miraculous improvement in Clinton family fortunes as simply a money scandal — not for what it truly is: solid evidence that rich donors, lawyers, accountants and others in both political parties have captured the Department of Justice, the Internal Revenue Service and other regulatory bodies to protect themselves and to persecute their enemies.  How else do you explain obvious ongoing frauds in which many deceived the public, claiming that the original Clinton charity, The William J. Clinton Presidential Foundation, and its successors, actually existed lawfully in all jurisdictions where they operated, when they manifestly did not?

Convicted document thief Sandy Berger secretly worked for Hillary Clinton campaign.  Former National Security Adviser Sandy Berger, who was sentenced in 2005 — as the result of a plea bargain — to two-years probation and fined $50,000 for stealing highly classified documents from the National Archives and intentionally destroying some of them, had also been functioning as a Hillary Clinton campaign adviser before his death [in December 2015].  According to a recently released Hillary Clinton email, Berger who served as national security adviser to President Bill Clinton, had been advising Hillary Clinton since her days as Secretary of State for President Barack Obama.  His email correspondence with Clinton was stored on her private server and it's yet to be reported whether or not he — a convicted thief of classified documents — had access to emails containing classified intelligence.  The release of the Clinton/Berger email was part of a batch of email messages released by the State Department.  In one of those emails, Berger advised Clinton to make Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's political life "uneasy."

James Comey and Robert Mueller have Massive Clinton Foundation Problems.  James Comey is not an effective liar.  He fooled only the gullible last week with his evasive testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee.  Previously, Robert Mueller was also not effective deterring the Trump Administration from uncovering significant, far-reaching crimes that the former F.B.I. Director "missed" from September 2001 through September 2013.  For almost 18 years, Comey and Mueller have been covering for powerful Republicans and Democrats, letting serious crimes go unpunished.  Many of these involved fake charities that operate internationally, including the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation.  These are perfect conduits to trade donations for influence, especially for foreign governments who, in theory, are barred from investing in U.S. politicians.

Bombshell Allegation:  Hillary Orchestrated Collusion Hoax to Distract From Her Emails, According to Russian Intel.  Hillary Clinton personally signed off on the Russiagate farce to distract attention from her email scandal, according to a Russian intelligence analysis that was obtained by U.S. intelligence agencies in July 2016.  That is the bombshell allegation that National Intelligence Director John Ratcliffe has just dropped on the Senate Judiciary Committee, with the first presidential debate just a few hours away and with former FBI director James Comey scheduled to testify before that Committee tomorrow morning [9/30/2020].

Timeline: How Hillary introduced Americans to the Trump-Russia collusion hoax.  In light of the revelation that Hillary approved a plan to tie Donald Trump to the Kremlin by July 2016, it's important to look at what her campaign was doing and what she was saying at the time in case you've forgotten.

Ignoring Clinton Charity Frauds to Attack Trump for Paying Taxes.  A fair analysis of public documents by the IRS, if it were politically neutral, would have denied federal tax exemption for the Clinton Foundation.  Of course, that did not happen when Bill Clinton was in the White House.  Instead, the IRS "ignored" obvious defects in the application and granted conditional exemption on Jan. 29, 1998 as the Clintons together fended off Bill's Paula Jones and Monica Lewinsky problems.  Then, by mid 1998, the Clinton Foundation filed a materially false registration statement in New York, failing to explain why the entity did not file an IRS return on Form 990 covering its partial year operation in 1997.  Importantly, this registration did explain, before Hillary announced her ambition to represent New York in the U.S. Senate, that the Clinton Foundation would operate only in a Little Rock city park and not all over the world.  Ever since 1998, the Clintons have violated legions of laws that might protect New Yorkers from charity and tax frauds.

FBI Agents Pushed For A FISA To Investigate Foreign Government Targeting Hillary Clinton.  FBI agents in 2015 sought authorization to surveil foreign government operatives who sought to influence Hillary Clinton, but ultimately settled for a defensive briefing given to lawyers for the Democratic presidential candidate, according to documents released on Sunday [8/23/2020].  One FBI agent involved in the investigation asked then-FBI Director James Comey in an April 2015 email for a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant, according to the documents, published by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham.  A FISA order was not granted in the investigation.  Instead, an FBI special agent provided a defensive briefing to Clinton's personal lawyers in October 2015.  Graham, a Republican, said that the documents are evidence of a double standard in how the FBI conducted investigations of foreign meddling regarding the Clinton and Trump campaigns.

Hillary and Bill Clinton Linked to Disturbing Child Sex Crime Case.  George Nader, who is 61 years old, was recently sentenced to 10 years in prison on child sex crime charges, the Western Journal reports.  Nader pled guilty to trafficking a 14-year-old boy from the Czech Republic for sex in 2000.  A federal judge sentence Nader on Friday [6/26/2020].  However, the indictment against Nader and an associate named Andy Khawaja has disturbing ties to the Clintons.  The indictment included charges that Nader and Khawaja made $3.5 million in illegal contributions to political committees linked to Hillary Clinton.

Testimony Reveals Deep State Spy Joseph Mifsud Is Member Of The Clinton Foundation.  Joseph Mifsud is connected to the Obama Spygate Scandal after presumably setting up George Papadopoulos and General Flynn in London.  We knew he was close to Hillary Clinton and even dined with her in 2016.  Now we know Mifsud was a member of the Clinton Foundation.  In March 23 we reported that the Mueller gang blamed George Papadopoulos for withholding information that ended up preventing the government from investigating Mifsud leading to their letting him go.  On page 193 of the Mueller report, the Mueller gang claimed that Popadopoulus's false statements impeded the FBI's investigation into Joseph Mifsud who was interviewed in a hotel lobby a month later on February 10, 2017.  The Mueller gang next referred to the Papadopoulos case rather than an FBI 302 in their report.  This happens for Mifsud even though for everybody else, there is an FBI 302 created with a description of what was said to the FBI.  In fact, the Mueller report never references any FBI 302 for Mifsud.

Here's a Legal Case that Actually Matters.  The case in question is Lawrence W. Doyle and John F. Moynihan (Petitioners) v Internal Revenue Service (Respondents), a case where allegedly corrupt actions of the Internal Revenue Service itself may fall under the microscope.  It likely involves as yet unprosecuted crimes by "charities" that are still corruptly directed by household names. [...] The names of Petitioners in the U.S. tax court case are familiar to many — Doyle and Moynihan are self-described "financial bounty hunters" who are determined to police the waste, fraud and abuse that has grown exponentially of late, especially because the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Justice and Internal Revenue Service seem loath to go after the biggest of fish — dynastic political families, billionaire donors, and all who enrich themselves at taxpayer expense.  In December 2018, Doyle and Moynihan threw down ample evidence of malfeasance by the network of loosely-affiliated Clinton Foundation "charities" before a Congressional oversight hearing chaired by Congressman Mark Meadows: [...]

Democrats are trying to impeach President Trump, wayward voters, and democracy.  [Scroll down]  The Clinton campaign funded the Steele dossier as an illegal and sinister form of election insurance.  The years-long assault on Trump and his supporters has largely been carried out to deflect attention from that original sin — and the corruption of passive-aggressive slime merchants such as John Brennan and James Comey.  Democrats accused the Trump administration of collusion with Russia, when it was, demonstrably, the Clinton-Obama Axis of Evil that colluded with Russia — and anyone else who could further their interests, like the pathetically hypocritical and partisan mainstream media.

Clinton Corruption Update:  What's $1 Million Between Friends?  Back in November, it was revealed that the Clinton Foundation received $1 million in "donations" from Qatar while Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State. [...] That's the same Qatar that's been a leading financial backer of jihadist terrorism for some time, and was accused of funding the Islamic State.  Speaking of the Clinton Foundation, Chris Farrell of Judicial Watch notes that the recent DOJ "investigation" into the Clinton Foundation was a "whitewash." [... Also,] Chelsea Clinton's "jobs" have included chemical industry analyst at a hedge fund and being on the Board of Directors at Expedia at an estimated salary of $250,000 a year.  I know it will absolutely shock you that both Expedia and the hedge fund are run by Clinton supporters.

Anatomy of a Clinton Scam.  "The bigger the lie, the more likely the buy-in" — that must be the theory underlying a plan relentlessly executed by Bill and Hillary Clinton to suck money from the public in support of a supposed "charity" currently known as "Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation."  Unlike the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation that was originally funded primarily by the Gates family, the Clinton Foundation was meant to take money from the general public, and from governments.  So, affairs of the Clinton Foundation were never supposed to be directed by the Clinton family.  But public records apparently prove that strict rules governing the conduct of public charities are not applied when it comes to long-time "public servants" such as the Clintons.

Hillary Clinton Vindicated On Corruption Charges?  Hardly.  Last week, the Washington Post reported that the Justice Department had wound down a Hillary Clinton-related inquiry after finding "nothing of consequence."  That set off a series of Hosannas from the allegedly non-partisan press, which seems to notice quid pro quos only when they involve a Republican.  A quick review of the flagrantly corrupt dealings of the Clinton Foundation is in order.  When Hillary took the job of secretary of state under President Barack Obama, she promised that the foundation wouldn't accept foreign donations.  It took in money from at least seven foreign governments.  Documents showed that 85 of the 154 private interests who met with Clinton at the State Department had donated money to the foundation.  Emails unearthed by Judicial Watch showed that Clinton's top aide, Huma Abedin — who worked for both the State Department and the foundation — gave "special expedited access to the secretary of state" for those who gave $25,000 to $10 million.

Killing terrorists is how you kill off terrorism.  The world is clearly safer if known terrorist leaders are killed and funds are cut off.  It is never safer to leave terrorists, killers, gang members, cartels and rapists roaming the streets over removing them from society.  What makes the world much more dangerous is when leaders in America and Europe shower the most dangerous terrorism-sponsoring country, Iran, which continues to pledge death to America and death to Israel, with huge amounts of money and then pretends that that will be good.  Most journalists cheered this pure ignorance.  It is also extremely dangerous when leaders in America have been so stupid they sold uranium assets in the U.S to Russia which, of course, the Russians will use themselves and maybe sell to dangerous countries like North Korea and Iran.  It sure helps Russia when Iran has more money to purchase their weapons and uranium.  But Democrats will act surprised that these dangerous countries are working on nuclear weapons.

Russians Sold Uranium To Iran After Buying Uranium From Hillary Clinton.  As Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu presses world leaders to act on Iran's growing secret nuclear program, a very obvious aspect of the case is being ignored by the mainstream media.  Hillary Clinton famously sold about 20 percent of U.S. uranium to the Russians, during her tenure at the Obama State Department, in a move that set off massive alarms about pay-to-play with the Clinton Foundation.  But the "Uranium One" deal might have just been Part One of the scheme.  The Obama administration — which shipped Iran boatloads of cash toward the end of Obama's term — oversaw the transfer of Russian uranium to the Iranians.

America Must Confront The Enemy From Within.  We watch as horrific abuses of power such as Fast and Furious and Benghazi play out and no one does a [...] thing about it.  Obama funds the biggest terrorists on the planet while Hillary Clinton plays tiddlywinks with the Russians and Ukrainians in treasonous ways that would put anyone else behind bars forever.  [A]nd yet, here we sit feigning outrage and doing absolutely nothing about it.

Clinton Foundation whistleblowers have come forward with hundreds of pages of evidence, Meadows says.  The Clinton Foundation consistently has maintained that it is a charity, and never traded on Hillary Clinton's position as America's top diplomat, which she held from 2009-2013.  The organization has a four-star rating from the watchdog site Charity Navigator and has touted its mission "to create economic opportunity, improve public health, and inspire civic engagement and service."  However, The Hill reported Thursday [12/5/2019] that prosecutors working for Huber recently requested documents from a private investigative firm that also has been looking into the foundation.  The firm, MDA Analytics LLC, reportedly has contacted the IRS, the Justice Department and the FBI's Little Rock office with evidence from its own investigation.  In addition, The Hill reported that a whistleblower submission filed with the FBI and IRS in August 2017 included internal legal reviews that the Clinton Foundation conducted between 2008 and 2011.  Those reviews raised concerns about legal compliance and improper mingling of personal and charity business.

Convicted Pedophile Used In Mueller Investigation Indicted For Funneling Millions In Illegal Contributions to Hillary, DOJ Says.  George Nader, a convicted pedophile that special counsel Robert Mueller used in his Russia investigation, was indicted on Tuesday [12/3/2019] for allegedly concealing millions of dollars in illegal campaign contributions to then-Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.  "The Justice Department refers only to an unidentified 2016 presidential candidate, but campaign finance records make clear that the candidate was Clinton," Politico reported.

Clinton Donors Charged in Massive Campaign-Finance Scheme.  Eight people, including major Hillary Clinton donors and a witness in the Mueller investigation, have been charged in a massive campaign-finance scheme, the Justice Department announced on Tuesday [12/3/2019].  The individuals conspired to "make and conceal conduit and excessive campaign contributions" valued around $3.5 million in the 2016 election campaign and beyond, according to the announcement.  Although the indictment does not specifically name the recipient of the donations, it is clear that the contributions went to groups allied with Clinton's presidential campaign.

Putin foe says Fusion GPS was agent for Russia while helping Clinton in 2016.  The company that conducted anti-Trump research for Hillary Clinton's 2016 campaign also worked for the Russian government, producing material that was used by Moscow to pressure the United States, according to a longtime foe of Russian President Vladimir Putin.  Businessman Bill Browder alleged Fusion GPS acted as an agent for Russian interests in 2016, when the country was trying to combat the Magnitsky Act and its sanctions on Russian officials.  Browder, 55, championed the Magnitsky Act, which was named for his tax lawyer, corruption whistleblower Sergei Magnitsky.  Magnitsky died in a Russian prison in 2009 after his investigation for Browder's business uncovered hundreds of millions of dollars of Russian tax fraud implicating Russian officials.

Time to Subpoena Alexandra Chalupa.  Thanks to disgraced FBI agents Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, who told us in a text message that "POTUS wants to know everything we're doing," we know that President Obama was kept fully informed about the deep-state coup against President Trump. [...] If you want real collusion with a real trail of evidence of people trying to do real things interfering with the 2016 campaign, try Hillary Clinton's real collusion with the Ukraine to derail and besmirch Team Trump. [...] Where are the congressional hearings on Hillary's collusion with the Ukraine?  Where are the hearings on her making it possible for Russian interests to control 20 percent of our uranium supply in exchange for donations to the Clinton Foundation?  Where is Alexandra Chalupa on the impeachment witness list?  Time to drop the Chalupa on Hillary and Obama.

Liberals enabled powerful sex abusers.  Yes, it was a big week for MeToo denial.  But it wouldn't be complete without a mention of the late predator Jeffrey Epstein.  Sure enough, a TV news producer was sacked last week over suspicions (which she denies) that she leaked the hot-mic video of ABC News anchor Amy Robach complaining that the network spiked her Epstein scoop, which implicated Bill Clinton and Prince Andrew.  The thread that links all these libidinous men is the power of the progressive-Hollywood establishment and the protection racket that fuels it.  As long as they paid homage to favored causes, abortion, LGBTIQ rights, open borders, the Clinton Foundation and the Democratic Party, these men bought themselves protection from scrutiny and negative publicity. [...] Epstein, too, supported obligatory progressive causes, including the Clinton Foundation and elite universities.

Clinton Foundation Bilked $130 Million From Australia.  An Internet sleuth posted an incredible story regarding the Clinton Foundation in Australia.  The story is another shocking example of the corrupt sham that the Clintons used to pillage individuals and countries around the world.  The story begins with the author noting the connections between Alexander Downer and Spygate [...]

Obama Coverup for Hillary Clinton Was Worse Than Collusion.  Records available through the FBI Vault prove beyond any doubt that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her inner circle of trusted aides, including Huma Abedin and Cheryl Mills, were subjects of a formal investigation into the mishandling of classified information, beginning July 10, 2015.  Yes, you read the above correctly:  A formal FBI investigation commenced well before any 2016 Democratic presidential debates and primaries.  Yet how many times did Clinton and her political and media allies claim that, whatever may have been happening, the review of her private servers and unsecured devices during her years as America's chief diplomat was nothing more than a "normal security review," not an "investigation"?  Or, as then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch instructed then-FBI Director James Comey to describe it, just a "matter"?

Leftist heroes of the Week?  Hillary, Schiff, and Mitt.  Most Americans who pay attention to politics, especially conservatives, have long realized that the members of the Beltway self-appointed elite care little about the 330 million-plus people who inhabit and love this nation.  They care, first and foremost, about the preservation of their own power and the wealth that inevitably comes with it.  The Clintons and the Obamas came to the office without great wealth but left as multi-millionaires through graft and pay-to-play.  They were bought and paid for by those to whom they sold themselves.

Will We Ever Prosecute?  Imagine that the local cops know that a gang member, named William, broke into the pawn shop and stole guns, jewelry, and money.  William's fingerprints, film image, and DNA add to the hard evidence log.  The owner knows it; the prosecutor knows it; William's gang associates know it.  But he is not arrested.  Nearby shopkeepers and neighborhood mothers are asking why he is walking the street.  No one explains it; mum's the word.  Could it be there is a grand plan to take out the gang's leaders?  No one knows; mum's the word.  Shopkeepers and residents are about to give up and start moving away from the area, and no one asks them to stay the course.  Fast-forward to today's still vocal Obama gang.  Why no indictments?  Mum's the word.  Can anyone hold to the faith in American justice?  Those who support the rule of law feel like Charlie Brown trying to kick a football.

The Ukraine Hoax is About Protecting the Side Hustle.  The Clinton email scandal and the Biden/Ukraine scandal have a lot in common.  Both originated with snooping into high-level triangle schemes but morphed into a counter-scandal against Trump.  In Clinton's case, she deleted 30,000 emails that likely contained more evidence of favors to donors and friends.  The process was so formalized that one Clinton Foundation official actually wrote a memo bragging about how the foundation work led to lavish speaking fees for Bill Clinton.  As an example, he obtained speaking fees for Clinton from UBS in the amount of $900,000, $750,000 from Ericson "plus $400,000 for a private plane."  The memo author bragged that he negotiated a $1,000,000 fee for a one-hour Bill Clinton speech in China.  When Clinton lost to Donald Trump in 2016, she no longer had influence to sell and the donations to the "charitable" foundation dried up.

Obama, the Bidens, the Clintons, the IMF and Others Pillaged Ukraine.  President Obama, his Vice President Biden and his son, Hillary Clinton, the Clinton Foundation, Mueller, the Podestas, the IMF and others all pillaged the Ukraine and then delayed loans to the country before forcing Ukrainians to pay grossly inflated natural gas prices.  Now these vultures claim they are innocent.

Benghazi Liar Schiff Now Lies about Uranium One.  When the Democratic anti-Trump mantra of "Russia, Russia, Russia" was in its infancy, House Intelligence Committee off ranking member Rep. Adam Schiff from the People's Republic of California was in high dudgeon over Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes daring to report to the public and the press that, yes, members of Team Trump were in fact surveilled and the contents of their conversations and their names were recorded and disseminated.  Rep. Schiff had no problem with intel leaks to the New York Times, but an intelligence committee chairman giving the President a heads-up that his transition team was in fact caught up in surveillance by his own government is out of bounds? [...] Fast forward to Uranium One and Fusion GPS and evidence of actual collusion and coordination between the Clinton campaign, the DNC, and the Russians, and we find ranking member Schiff once again acting as a surrogate for both President Barack Hussein Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Clinton Foundation, Bill Gates and Jeffrey Epstein.  An interesting new angle has emerged in the Jeffrey Epstein case. [...] Epstein claimed to have co-founded the organization that turned into the Clinton Foundation.  Gates and the Clinton Foundation have a lot of overlap.

Bill Clinton Denies Knowing Anything About His Pedophile Friend Jeffery Epstein But Flight Logs Show Otherwise.  Former President Bill Clinton, who is longtime friends with pedophile Jeffery Epstein, has released a statement about the billionaire's arrest over the weekend and charges related to child sex abuse and trafficking.  "President Clinton knows nothing about the terrible crimes Jeffery Epstein pleaded guilty to in Florida some years ago, or those with which he has been recently charged in New York.  In 2002 and 2003, President Clinton took a total of four trips on Jeffrey Epstein's airplane: one to Europe, one to Asia, and two to Africa, which included stops in connection with the work of the Clinton Foundation," Clinton's spokesperson said. [...] According to extensive reporting and flight logs, Clinton took at least 26 trips to Epstein's private island where much of the abuse occurred.  He ditched his Secret Service detail to do so.

Billionaire sex offender Epstein once claimed he co-founded [the] Clinton Foundation.  Attorneys for convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein touted his close friendship with Bill Clinton and even claimed the billionaire helped start Clinton's controversial family foundation in a 2007 letter aimed at boosting his image during plea negotiations, FoxNews.com has learned.  The 23-page letter, written by high-powered lawyers Alan Dershowitz and Gerald Lefcourt, was apparently part of an ultimately successful bid to negotiate a plea deal before Epstein could be tried for using underage girls in a sex ring based in Palm Beach, Fla., and his private island estate on the 72-acre Virgin Islands home dubbed "Orgy Island."

Bill and Hillary Clinton Closely Linked to Child Sex Trafficker Billionaire Epstein.  Well-connected multi-billionaire Jeffery Epstein allegedly operated a sex trafficking ring in which he paid hundreds of dollars to girls as young as 14 to have sex with him at his homes in New York and Florida, according to an indictment unsealed on Monday [7/8/2019]. [...] During her run for president of the United States, Hillary Clinton's news media water-carriers ignored or minimized the Jeffery Epstein story especially since Hillary's husband, former president Bill Clinton, was a regular visitor to Epstein's private island dubbed "orgy island."

Jeffrey Epstein: the end of the road for a billionaire pedophile and friends.  [Scroll down]  The online media site, the Daily Beast has long reported on Epstein's alleged abuse.  Starting with the July 17 expose by Conchita Sarnoff' detailing Epstein easy jail sentence and soft treatment by the U.S. Attorney's Office.  An earlier version of Epstein's plea deal included a 10-year federal sentence.  However, Epstein's legal team were demanding to go to trial in a case prosecutors feared was unwinnable.  The lawyers had found damaging information, including social media posts indicating drug use, posted by his victims.

Rich Clinton Foundation Donor Epstein Busted for Underage Sex Trafficking.  Jeffrey Epstein, rich white guy and Clinton chum, was arrested on Saturday [7/6/2019] on suspicion of underage sex trafficking. [...] Who was the FBI Director involved in Epstein's deal?  One Robert Mueller.

Financier Epstein arrested in U.S. sex trafficking case.  Financier Jeffrey Epstein was arrested late on Saturday [7/6/2019] on suspicion of sex trafficking of underage girls and will appear in federal court in Manhattan on Monday, a source familiar with the matter said, meaning he will face charges similar to those he avoided in a 2007 plea deal.

Bill Clinton ditched Secret Service on multiple 'Lolita Express' flights:  Report.  An investigation into official flight records of financier and convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein's "Lolita Express" are once again dragging former President Bill Clinton into the national spotlight.  Flight logs obtained by Gawker in January 2015 put Mr. Clinton on the billionaire's infamous jet more than a dozen times — sometimes with a woman whom federal prosecutors suspect of procuring underage sex victims for Mr. Epstein.  Fox News reported Friday that records show Mr. Clinton declined Secret Service protection on at least five flights.

Hillary's henchmen investigated.  The news out of Washington is 15 people are in trouble for aiding and abetting Hillary's use of a private computer to conduct official business as secretary of State.  The Washington Times reported, "While the full review is not completed, the department said it's found 23 violations and seven infractions of security protocols related to Mrs. Clinton's emails.  "Some of the 15 people got write-ups placed in their security files at the department, according to a letter sent to Sen. Chuck Grassley, Iowa Republican.  Those could affect future attempts to gain security clearances, the department said."  No one was named but this could get quite sticky.

Gaetz: 'The American People Are Sick and Tired of a Double Standard [in Favor of] Hillary Clinton'.  Friday [6/7/2019] on Fox News Channel's "Hannity," Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), an outspoken critic of the so-called deep state, offered his optimism that the Department of Justice under Attorney General William Barr would work to root out "corruption" within his department and compared his leadership to that of his predecessor former Attorney General Jeff Sessions.  "The American people are sick and tired of a double standard that seems to pave a yellow brick road to the exoneration for Hillary Clinton when they were clearly crimes committed there, while at the same time casting these aspersions on Donald Trump without a basis as a result of bias," he said.  "The only reason while we haven't had people thrown in jail yet is because Jeff Sessions did a terrible job as attorney general."

Federal Rats Are Fleeing the Sinking Collusion Ship.  [Scroll down]  It's also worth remembering that President Bill Clinton and the Clinton Foundation had been recipients of Russian and Russian-related largesse — ostensibly because Hillary Clinton had used her influence as Secretary of State under Obama to ease resistance to Russian acquisitions of North American uranium holdings.  As far as alleged Russian collusion goes, Hillary Clinton used three firewalls — the Democratic National Committee, the Perkins Coie law firm and the Fusion GPS strategic intelligence firm — to hide her campaign's payments to British national Christopher Steele to find dirt on Trump and his campaign; in other words, to collude.  Steele in turn collected his purchased Russian sources to aggregate unverified allegations against Trump.  He then spread the gossip within government agencies to ensure that the smears were leaked to the media — and with a government seal of approval.

Batman and Robin wade into the Swamp to out the Clinton Foundation.  Here's an overview of what the hearing tells us about the process of federal justice as applied to the Clintons.  [#1] A private-enterprise investigative effort has, for at least four years now, been examining the Clinton Foundation while the Department of Justice (DoJ) has been either vamping, or doing nothing.  [#2] The U.S. Attorney in Utah, appointed by President Obama and kept in that position by former Attorney General Jeff Sessions, was tasked to investigate Uranium One.  But all he seems to have done is lose two thumb drives of the IRS submission sent to him by Batman and Robin.  Then, two weeks before the hearing that Huber skipped, his office asked that the thumb drive be sent a third time.  John W. Huber, the United States Attorney for the District of Utah since June 2015, is a ghost.  [#3] The House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Government Operations is a silly puppet show. [...] [#4] The Clinton Foundation may be too big to fail [and] too powerful to indict.  A federal investigation could implicate some very important people in tax evasion and pay-to-play schemes.  For the last two years, when the GOP controlled the House, no government action was taken to investigate the foundation.  Meanwhile, Clinton Foundation corruption has been an open secret.  So, who do we look to for justice from within the Swamp?  In this case, it's Batman and Robin.

The case for Russia collusion — against the Democrats.  Now that both the House and Senate investigative committees have cleared Donald Trump of Democrat-inspired allegations of Russian collusion, it is worth revisiting one anecdote that escaped significant attention during the hysteria but continues to have U.S. security implications.  As secretary of State, Hillary Clinton worked with Russian leaders, including Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and then-President Dmitri Medvedev, to create U.S. technology partnerships with Moscow's version of Silicon Valley, a sprawling high-tech campus known as Skolkovo.

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William Barr: 'I Don't Subscribe To This Lock Her Up Stuff'.  President Trump's attorney general nominee William Barr used the targeting of political enemies to say that he does not agree with the "Lock Her Up" chant directed at Hillary Clinton.  This, after he said that he does not believe in selective prosecutions.  Lindsey Graham has assured America that Barr is a good friend of Robert Mueller.  Graham, focused on protecting Mueller with bills in Congress, is using the special counsel to try to keep Trump on a leash, even though everybody knows that the Russia case is a hoax.

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President Trump was elected by those who believed he would build the border wall, drain the swamp, and put Hillary in prison.  If none of that is accomplished, it may not be entirely Mr. Trump's fault, but it won't get him elected to a second term.

Court Hides Reason For Raid On Clinton Whistleblower.  The FBI conducted a six-hour raid on the home of a recognized Justice Department whistleblower who had confidentially submitted documents related to the Clinton Foundation and Uranium One to a government watchdog, according to TDC, citing the whistleblower's attorney.  The whistleblower came across the devastating documents while he was working for an FBI contractor, according to the whistleblower's lawyer.

Sarah Sanders:  Will Hillary Clinton Be Arrested If 'Lying to FBI' is a Crime?  Amid the indictment of Trump ally Roger Stone, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders voiced her thoughts on whether the FBI would also be raiding the homes of Hillary Clinton, James Clapper and James Comey. [...] A special counsel Robert Mueller 'Russia collusion investigation.' which has already cost the American taxpayer $25 Million, Sander's asked if the FBI would have the same protocol for the likes of Hillary Clinton and others who have allegedly lied to the FBI.

Why didn't the FBI open Counter Intelligence investigations into these Russian assets?  For example, Barack Obama promised Vladimir Putin that he (Obama) would be more flexible for Putin after the 2012 election.  [Video clip]  More flexible for Vlad?  That sounds pretty serious to me.  It sounds as though Obama was acting as a Russian asset!  One of the first things he did as President was pull the missile shield from Poland to please Putin.  Did a single democrat find that objectionable?  Did the FBI think a CI investigation was called for?  Nope.  In 2010, while his wife was Secretary of State, Bill Clinton went to Vladimir Putin's home in Russia.  The next day Clinton gives a cup of coffee speech and walks away with $500,000.  Since they file taxes jointly, that means the money effectively went into her pocket as well.  The next thing you know, $140 million flows into the Clinton Foundation and 20% control of US uranium falls into the hands of Vladimir Putin. [...] Despite the concrete evidence that Obama and the Clinton's were truly acting on behalf of Putin and Russia, the FBI had no interest.  So who was the Director of the FBI at that time?  Robert Mueller.

Retired Secret Service Agent Files Lawsuit Against Clintons, John Podesta and Deep State Trump Haters.  A former Secret Service Agent — who remains an outspoken critic of the Clintons since he left the White House protection detail and voluntarily left the employ of the agency — has filed a civil lawsuit against former President Bill Clinton, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and a list of others from the so-called Deep State.  Especially telling is the fact that former FBI counter-intelligence chief Also named as a defendant is the now infamous "dirty dossier" case, Trump-despising Peter Strzok[.]  The nature of Gary J. Byrne suit, according to the filed documents, is "racketeer-influenced and corrupt organizations [RICO]."  Byrne is regarded as a top federal protection officer who has served with distinction a number of federal law enforcement assignments for almost thirty years beginning with his stint with the U.S. Air Force Security Police, his White House post with the Uniformed Division of the Secret Service, and most recently as a Federal Air Marshal under the Homeland Security Department

FBI Defies Subpoena for Docs on its Raid on Unranium One Whistleblower.  The Deep State now is publicly baring its fangs at us, laughing at ineffective attempts to hold it accountable for abuse and worse.  I hate to be alarmist, but we have police agencies misbehaving and then destroying the evidence and refusing to cooperate with constitutional oversight functions.  Just in the last couple of days, we have learned that critical form 302 records were altered months after they were first created regarding the FBI interview upon which General Michael Flynn was prosecuted.  And we learned that the Special Counsel's Office of Robert Mueller scrubbed access to the text messages of Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, the texting blabbermouths who revealed the D.S. "insurance policy" in the event Trump won the presidency.

An Epidemic of Erasures, Redactions, Omissions, and Perjuries.  Imagine the following:  The IRS sends you, John Q. Citizen, a letter alleging you have not complied with U.S. tax law.  In the next paragraph, the tax agency then informs you that it needs a series of personal and business documents.  Indeed, it will be sending agents out to discuss your dilemma and collect the necessary records.  But when the IRS agents arrive, you explain to them that you cannot find about 50 percent of the documents requested, and have no idea whether they even exist.  You sigh that both hard copies of pertinent information have unfortunately disappeared and hard drives were mysteriously lost.  You nonchalantly add that you smashed your phone, tablet, and computer with a hammer. [...] What would happen to you, a typical American citizen, should you follow this current Washington model of erasing, redacting, omitting, forgetting, and lying?

GOP letter reveals FBI divisions over Clinton case decision, conflicting claims on Rosenstein controversy.  House Republicans are shuttering their long-running probes into the FBI and Justice Department's actions during the 2016 campaign as they hand over the majority to Democrats on Thursday [1/3/2019], but disclosed new findings on their way out that undercut the official narrative surrounding the bureau's decision not to prosecute former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her team for mishandling classified information.  The details were revealed in a letter Friday from outgoing Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., and Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., summarizing their findings and reiterating once more their call for a special counsel to be appointed to probe decisions made in the Clinton email and Russia probes — and the "disparate way these two investigations were seemingly conducted."

'Unregistered foreign agent': Clinton Foundation oversight panel hears explosive testimony.  Fraud investigators have exposed the Clinton Foundation's alleged misdeeds in a Congressional hearing, describing it as a de facto "foreign agent" devoted not to charity but to "advancing the personal interests of its principals."  The Clinton Foundation acted as an agent of foreign governments "early in its life and throughout its existence," according to testimony by former government forensic investigator John Moynihan, which, if true, would not only render it in violation of the Foreign Agents Registration Act but also would violate its nonprofit charter, putting it on the hook for a massive quantity of unpaid taxes.

The FBI and DOJ Were Working to Protect Hillary Clinton a Lot Longer Than Generally Discussed.  Arguably the biggest story of 2018 is how much we have learned about institutional political corruption within the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). With that level of new knowledge in mind, some earlier stories about the DOJ and FBI take on an entirely different light.  Here's one from late 2016 — You might not know the name Marc Turi but if you are familiar with the Benghazi Brief, or more specifically with Operation Zero Footprint, you'll likely know the issues.

Deep State Caught:  "So She Lied.  BFD. No One At DOJ Is Going To Prosecute."  So many have said so many times how the rules don't apply to certain globalist politicians, right?  Well, here are some FBI agents communicating that very thing regarding Hillary Clinton's closet confidante, Huma Abedin, after thousands of classified/critical docs were found on her unsecured laptop — and she lied about it.  (A BIG no-no.)  This was near the end of the 2016 campaign.  Huma was photographed on the Clinton campaign in tears.  (She knew she was in big-big trouble.)  Then, inexplicably, all that trouble went away.  -Poof-  Vanished.  No doubt the Clintons called in some big favors to some high-ranking Deep State officials and Huma and Hillary were off the hook — again.

The Congressional Hearing With Clinton Foundation Investigators.  Today there was a much hyped congressional hearing, spearheaded by sub-committee chairman Mark Meadows, into issues surrounding the Clinton Foundation and the possibility of IRS tax avoidance schemes.  The backstory is of particular importance because the hearing is being framed by the 'tick-tock-boom club' as something it was not. [...] Mr. Lawrence W. Doyle and Mr. John Moynihan, are the proprietors of a firm called MDA Analytics.  They are two 'tipsters', financial bounty hunters, calling themselves 'whistle-blowers', who have researched the Clinton Foundation and informed the IRS that based on their research the foundation owes back taxes.  They duo are hopeful to receive an IRS award based on their estimation of missing tax payments of between $400 million and $2.5 billion.  In addition to their patriotic duty, this is the financial motivation behind Mr. Doyle and Mr. Moynihan.

Financial Bounty Hunters Testify:  Clinton Foundation Operated As Foreign Agent.  The Clinton Foundation operated as a foreign agent 'early in its life' and 'throughout it's existence' and did not operate as a 501c3 charitable foundation as required by its and is not entitled to its status as a nonprofit, alleged two highly qualified forensic investigators, accompanied by three other investigators, said in explosive testimony Thursday to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.  John Moynihan and Lawerence W. Doyle, both graduates of the Catholic Jesuit College of the Holy Cross and former expert forensic government investigators, gave their shocking testimony before congress based on a nearly two-year investigation into the foundation's work both nationally and internationally.  They were assisted by three other highly trained experts in taxation law and financial forensic investigations.  The forensic investigators stressed that they obtained all the documentation on the foundation legally and through Freedom of Information Request Acts from the IRS and other agencies.

All is Fair in the War on Trump.  [T]here are two kinds of justice operating in the Washington swamp.  One kind — the mean, devious, throw-the-book-at-'em kind — is used for prosecuting Donald Trump and his people.  The other kind of justice — the nice, easy-going, so-what kind — is used for not looking into the law-breaking email fiascos of Hillary and the financial fishiness of the Clinton Crime Syndicate.  Hillary continues to skate free, unbothered by the FBI or any federal agency for the dirty things she and the Obama administration's injustice department did during the 2016 election to try to defeat Donald Trump.  But not General Flynn.

FBI defies subpoena for docs on its raid on Uranium One whistleblower.  The Deep State now is publicly baring its fangs at us, laughing at ineffective attempts to hold it accountable for abuse and worse.  I hate to be alarmist, but we have police agencies misbehaving and then destroying the evidence and refusing to cooperate with constitutional oversight functions.  Just in the last couple of days, we have learned that critical form 302 records were altered months after they were first created regarding the FBI interview upon which General Michael Flynn was prosecuted.  And we learned that the Special Counsel's Office of Robert Mueller scrubbed access to the text messages of Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, the texting blabbermouths who revealed the D.S. "insurance policy" in the event Trump won the presidency.

Clinton Whistleblowers:  Thursday's Public Hearing to Reveal "Explosive" Information.  A trove of documents on the Clinton Foundation alleging possible pay for play and tax evasion have been turned over to the FBI and IRS by several investigative whistleblowers, who will be testifying in an open hearing before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Thursday, according to the committee and lawmakers.  Roughly 6,000 documents that are expected to reveal the nearly two-year investigation by the whistleblowers with a private firm called MDA Analytics LLC, which allegedly turned over the documents more than a year and a half ago to the IRS, according to John Solomon, who first published the report last week in The Hill.

No way out for Clinton, Inc. corruption this time.  The legal dodge used by James Comey to exonerate Hillary Clinton from her prima facie crimes in using an unsecured server for official business won't be any help to the Clinton Foundation as it faces charges coming from whistleblowers.  Clinton Inc. criminal defense lawyers trying to hide behind the word "intent" won't work because the Clintons were previously warned early and often about improper compliance.

No way out for Clinton, Inc. corruption this time.  The legal dodge used by James Comey to exonerate Hillary Clinton from her prima facie crimes in using an unsecured server for official business won't be any help to the Clinton Foundation as it faces charges coming from whistleblowers.  Clinton Inc. criminal defense lawyers trying to hide behind the word "intent" won't work because the Clintons were previously warned early and often about improper compliance.

Clinton Foundation whistleblowers have come forward with hundreds of pages of evidence, Meadows says.  Three people have come forward with hundreds of pages of evidence of potential wrongdoing by the Clinton Foundation, including misappropriation of funds and allegations of quid-pro-quo promises made to donors during Hillary Clinton's tenure as secretary of state, Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., told Fox News on Thursday [12/6/2018].  Meadows, the leader of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, is also the chairman of the House Oversight Subcommittee on Government Operations.  The panel is set to hold an investigative hearing next week on the status of the Foundation case.  U.S. Attorney John Huber was tasked to investigate the foundation last year by then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

Clinton Foundation on the Hot Seat for Potential Misappropriation of Funds.  Three people have come forward with hundreds of pages of evidence of potential wrongdoing by the Clinton Foundation, including misappropriation of funds and allegations of quid-pro-quo promises made to donors during Hillary Clinton's tenure as secretary of state, Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) told Fox News on Thursday [12/6/2018].  Meadows, the leader of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, is also the chairman of the House Oversight Subcommittee on Government Operations.  The panel is set to hold an investigative hearing next week on the status of the foundation case.

Clinton Foundation CFO Spills Beans To Investigators.  A fascinating bit of news flying well under the D.C. radar is the comments of Clinton Foundation CFO Andrew Kessel to members of an independent investigation firm that has been looking into Clinton Foundation business practices for some time.  According to Kessel it's as bad as some have long thought — the foundation is mired in conflicts of interests, misappropriation of funds, and a rogue Bill Clinton himself who has long used it as a personal piggy bank.

Clinton Foundation whistleblowers have come forward with hundreds of pages of evidence, Meadows says.  Three people have come forward with hundreds of pages of evidence of potential wrongdoing by the Clinton Foundation, including misappropriation of funds and allegations of quid-pro-quo promises made to donors during Hillary Clinton's tenure as secretary of state, Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., told Fox News on Thursday.  Meadows, the leader of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, is also the chairman of the House Oversight Subcommittee on Government Operations.  The panel is set to hold an investigative hearing next week on the status of the Foundation case.  U.S. Attorney John Huber was tasked to investigate the foundation last year by then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

THREE whistleblowers hand over hundreds of documents 'showing the Clinton Foundation misused funds and made quid-pro-quo promises to donors about access to Hillary'.  Three whistleblowers have come forward with hundreds of pages of evidence suggesting wrongdoing at the Clinton Foundation, a Republican congressman says.  Mark Meadows, head of the House Oversight Subcommittee, said the documents suggest misappropriation of funds and quid-pro-quo promises made to donors during Hillary's time as secretary of state.  Meadows spoke to Fox News about the documents ahead of an investigative hearing on the Clinton Foundation which is due to take place next week.

Grassley Questions Horowitz About FBI Raid on Whistleblower.  Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley has always worked earnestly to protect whistleblowers; it is a subject near and dear to his heart.  Against the backdrop of an unexpected raid on the home of an approved and protected whistleblower named Dennis Nathan Cain, Senator Grassley writes to Inspector General Horowitz: [...]

Grassley Questions Director Wray About FBI Raid on Clinton Foundation, Uranium One Whistleblower.  Outgoing Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) questioned FBI Director Christopher Wray about the raid of the home of a Clinton Foundation, Uranium One whistleblower in a letter this weekend. [...] When the agents showed up to Cain's home, he informed them that he was a protected whistleblower under the Intelligence Community Whistleblower Protection and that Horowitz officially recognized his status as a whistleblower.  The FBI agents intimidated the whistleblower and rummaged through his home — Grassley is right to question FBI Director Wray's potential involvement and knowledge of this raid that appears to have violated the whistleblower's rights.

Foreboding — FBI Raids Home of Clinton Foundation Whistleblower.  The Daily Caller has an exclusive report tonight that is very troubling, and, unfortunately in alignment with a previous suspicion CTH shared when it was first announced that John Huber was scheduled to testify to congress on December 5th.

Trump hints at the scandal about to blow.  The Clinton Foundation scandal is, as President Trump would say, yuuuuge.  I am told by a knowledgeable source that the official that John Solomon cites "knows where the bodies are buried."  Of course, the news that another whistleblower who came forward with information and documents on the Uranium One scandal, Dennis Nathan Cain, was raided by a team of FBI agents who spent six hours rummaging through his home raises some alarming possibilities.

Top Obama-era officials tangled in watchdog's lawsuit over Clinton Foundation investigation.  A conservative watchdog group announced Friday it had filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the Justice Department seeking communications records that relate the FBI's investigation into whether Hillary and Bill Clinton's charity organization participated in pay-to-play schemes or other improper behavior with the U.S. government.  The latest lawsuit by Judicial Watch related to the Clintons, filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia after the FBI denied their FOIA request and appeal this fall, targets the offices of prominent Obama-era officials, including former Attorney General Loretta Lynch, former FBI Director James Comey, and former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe.

The Troubling Raid of a Uranium One Whistleblower's Home.  In a shocking exclusive, The Daily Caller revealed that FBI agents raided the home of a recognized whistleblower who allegedly has evidence then-FBI Director Robert Mueller did not investigate potential criminal activity by Hillary Clinton, the Clinton Foundation and Rosatom, the Russian company that purchased Uranium One.  The FBI dodged the whistleblower's attorney Michael Socarras which is an act of serious misconduct, Socarras said.  They contacted his client Dennis Nathan Cain directly and, on November 19th, they raided his home, advising him the documents he possessed were stolen.  A federal magistrate Stephanie A. Gallagher of the U.S. District Court for Baltimore approved the raid but who knows what she was told.

FBI Raids Home of Whistleblower on Clinton Foundation, Lawyer Says.  FBI agents raided the home of a recognized Department of Justice whistleblower who privately delivered documents pertaining to the Clinton Foundation and Uranium One to a government watchdog, according to the whistleblower's attorney.  The Justice Department's inspector general was informed that the documents show that federal officials failed to investigate potential criminal activity regarding former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the Clinton Foundation and Rosatom, the Russian company that purchased Uranium One, a document reviewed by The Daily Caller News Foundation alleges.

Scam Exposed: Donations To Clinton Foundation Plummeted After Clinton Lost The Election.  Throughout the presidential campaign there was plenty of talk about whether the Clinton Foundation was a legitimate charity or a pay-to-play scam.  The latest financial data from the charity provides the answer.

Clinton Foundation Donations Plummet 90% Over Three-Year Period Following Hillary's Departure From State Department.  Grifting isn't easy when you no longer have any influence and power to peddle.  The Clinton Foundation recently posted its consolidated statement of activities for 2017 and it shows contributions have all but dried up.

New attorney general:  "I would indict Hillary Clinton".  President Trump's new attorney general will enforce the law.  Washington is shocked.  In July 2016, he took Jimmy the Weasel to task in a column for USA Today, headlined, "I would indict Hillary Clinton."  The new general, Matthew Whitaker, wrote, "According to FBI Director James Comey's statement on Tuesday, former secretary of State Hillary Clinton could have been charged with violating several different code sections, and he detailed the evidence that supports bringing criminal charges.  "Yet, Director Comey's judgment was that 'no reasonable prosecutor' would bring the case.  I disagree.  I believe myself to have been a reasonable prosecutor, and when the facts and evidence show a criminal violation has been committed, the individuals involved should not dictate whether the case is prosecuted."

Former Clinton Foundation CEO Seeks Asylum with Russia?  Rumor has it that the former CEO of the Clinton Foundation Eric Braverman may have fled the country.  To Russia.  Though this report is unverified; however the scenario remains a possibility.  And here's why.  According to the WikiLeaks emails, Eric Braverman is believed to be the mole who exposed the the Clinton Foundation. [...] Is Braverman hiding in Russia?  I don't know.  But people who betray the Mama and Papa Clinton do have a nasty habit of dying young and in unexplained circumstances.

Trump Tax Schemes?  Audit the Clinton Foundation!  People should not be punished because they work hard, become successful, and want to pass on the fruits of their labor, or even their ancestors' labor, to their children.  Certainly, Donald Trump's father believed that and to the extent he managed to pass on his success and some cash with it to his son, God bless him.  But here comes the New York Times accusing the Trumps of "tax schemes" to avoid paying, wait for it, their "fair share" in taxes and not take advantage of what liberals call "loopholes" in the tax code, loopholes that the likes of the NYT and Trump's 2016 opponent, Hillary [...] Clinton.

FBI Withholding 37 Pages That Could Explain Hillary's Role in Uranium One Deal.  The FBI is once again withholding key information that could very well implicate the exact scope of Hillary's involvement in the Uranium One scandal.  The FBI has identified 37 pages on Russian bribery in order to facilitate the sale of US uranium to Russia.  This is far from the first time that the FBI has withheld information that could send Hillary to prison for a very long long time.  The US indicted a number of Russians over the bribery scheme, but they refuse to let us see which Americans were involved.  We already know that the Clinton Foundation received $145 million dollars from principals of the Uranium One deal and that Bill Clinton received half a million dollars for a 20 minute speech, paid for by a bank with close ties to the Kremlin.

FBI's 37 secret pages of memos about Russia, Clintons and Uranium One.  Eight years after its informant uncovered criminal wrongdoing inside Russia's nuclear industry, the FBI has identified 37 pages of documents that might reveal what agents told the Obama administration, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and others about the controversial Uranium One deal.  There's just one problem:  The FBI claims it must keep the memos secret from the public.  Their excuses for the veil of nondisclosure range from protecting national security and law enforcement techniques to guarding the privacy of individual Americans and the ability of agencies to communicate with each other.  Sound familiar?  It's a lot like the initial reasons the bureau was reluctant to turn over documents in the Russia collusion investigation, such as former FBI agent Peter Strzok's "stop Trump" texts or the revelation that Clinton and the Democrats funded the Steele dossier.  The FBI's declaration and list of withheld documents — entitled simply "Uranium One Transaction" — were posted recently inside its Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) online vault.

Hillary Clinton lost, so ignore her 84 million dollar shell game.  Geller Report:  It was "an unprecedented nationwide scheme to violate federal campaign finance law in which $84 million was effectively laundered over more than a year by the Hillary Victory Fund through dozens of state political party committees to the Democratic National Committee and, ultimately, to Hillary for America" during Election, 2016, alleged the Committee to Defend the President (CDP) in a lawsuit [04/16/18] "to compel the Federal Election Commission to take action."

Hillary Clinton lost, so ignore her 84 million dollar shell game.  It was "an unprecedented nationwide scheme to violate federal campaign finance law in which $84 million was effectively laundered over more than a year by the Hillary Victory Fund through dozens of state political party committees to the Democratic National Committee and, ultimately, to Hillary for America" during Election, 2016, alleged the Committee to Defend the President (CDP) in a lawsuit [04/16/18] "to compel the Federal Election Commission to take action." [...] [T]he Federal Election Commission apparently does not want to fulfill its mission:  An "independent regulatory agency charged with administering and enforcing the federal campaign finance law."  A federal judge could order the Commissioners to conduct a vote and /or conduct an investigation.  The result could be a slap, if any, on the wrist.  After all, there is a two-tiered justice system in which some are not held to account, such as Hillary Clinton, and, generally, members of the Deep State.

Bombshell: FEC Records Indicate Hillary Campaign Illegally Laundered $84 Million.  The press continues to feed the dying Russia collusion conspiracy theory, spending Friday's news cycle regurgitating Democrat talking points from the just-filed Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act lawsuit against the Trump campaign, WikiLeaks, and Russia.  Yet the mainstream media took no notice of last week's federal court filing that exposes an $84 million money-laundering conspiracy the Democratic National Committee and the Hillary Clinton campaign executed during the 2016 presidential election in violation of federal campaign-finance law.

FBI Vault Release — FBI Requested Data Forensics on Huma Abedin/Clinton Laptop AFTER the 2016 Election, Not Before.  A new release from the FBI Vault on the Hillary Clinton email investigation reveals the Anthony Weiner/Huma Abedin laptop containing Clinton emails (350,000) and Blackberry communications (344,000) was never reviewed for intrusion prior to the 2016 election.

The Clinton-Silsby Trafficking Scandal And How The Media Covered It Up.  Contrary to reports in the media, the crowd sourced investigation labeled by some as "Pizzagate" did not begin with internet sleuths digging through the Wikileaks Podesta Files releases looking for pizza parlors and encoded language discussing human trafficking.  It began with the shocking discovery that Hillary and Bill Clinton provided assistance to convicted child trafficker, Laura Silsby, resulting in a reduced sentence for child trafficking.  Silsby was arrested at the Haitian border attempting to smuggle 33 children out of Haiti without documentation.  Her sentence and charges were reduced after an intervention by Bill Clinton.

Putin's explosive claim US intelligence helped drop $400,000,000 Russian-linked money into Hillary campaign.  While the mainstream media, Democrats and the Never-Trump crowd clutched their pearls over President Trump and Vladimir Putin's summit on Monday, a major bombshell was overlooked.  During the highly publicized joint press conference the Russian President not only called US. Special Counsel Robert Mueller's bluff on the indictment of 12 Russian officials, but blasted former Sec. of State Hillary Clinton for nefarious activities.

Putin: Russians gave Hillary $400 million.  At his press conference with President Trump, Putin mentioned Bill Browder, an American-British businessman who deals with with Russian oligarchs.  Theirs is a complicated relationship.  Putin may have killed Browder's lawyer, and Browder lobbied for U.S. economic sanctions against Russia — which President Trump made tougher. [...] Then Putin got down to business.  "We can bring up Mr. Browder in this particular case.  Business associates of Mr. Browder have earned over one and a half billion dollars in Russia.  They never paid any taxes, neither in Russian army in the United States and yet the money escaped the country, they were transferred to the United States," Putin said.

Putin Drops Bomb at Helsinki Presser:  Says US Intelligence Helped Move $400,000,000 to Hillary Campaign!  [Scroll down]  [Bill] Browder is an American-born British financier.  He is the CEO and co-founder of Hermitage Capital Management, an investment fund that at one time was the largest foreign portfolio investor in Russia.  Bill Browder's grandfather was head of the Communist Party USA.  The Russian government put Browder on the Interpol most wanted list in 2017.

Former Secret Service Agent Slaps Lawsuit On Clintons, Podesta and More.  Former Secret Service Agent Gary J. Byrne, an outspoken critic of the Clintons since he left the White House and their employ, has filed a RICO lawsuit against former President Bill Clinton, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and a list of others.  The nature of the suit, according to the filed documents, is "racketeer-influenced and corrupt organizations."  In addition to the Clintons, Byrne names a number of Clinton associates and supporters as defendants, including:
  •   Clinton Foundation
  •   Clinton-Giustra Enterprise Partnership
  •   Media Matters For America
  •   Correct the Record
  •   American Bridge 21st Century
  •   Shareblue
  •   David Brock
  •   George Soros
  •   John Podesta
Byrne also names fellow veteran Secret Service Agent and CNN Law Enforcement Analyst Jonathan Wackrow as a defendant in the suit.

The IG Report:  They're Guilty, but It's Okay.  The IG report is really Comey 2.0.  Comey spent a long time describing how Hillary had broken the law but then concluded that it was okay.  Similarly, the IG report lists example after example of political bias but declares that it had no impact on the Hillary email whitewash.  The IG report on the Clinton email investigation is proof positive that the entire DC justice establishment is corrupt; that they view themselves as rulers not public servants.

Tick, tick, tick... for the Clinton Foundation.  Charles Ortel, the retired Wall Street analyst who has examined thoroughly the many publicly available filings of the Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton Foundation, calls it "the biggest charity fraud ever."  He has got them dead to rights.  It is the first of a series of articles clearly intended to lay the foundation for indictments, which may well be the subject of a sitting grand jury.  And if not, there are a lot of questions to be answered.

Time to Declare Clinton Foundation the Biggest Charity Fraud Ever.  To the long list of excuses for explaining why a presumed frontrunner lost the 2016 presidential election, Hillary Clinton now adds "socialists" in the Democratic Party, who rejected her devotion to regulated capitalism. [...] Hillary lost (again) because very few Americans embrace suspicious, over-the-top living financed by crony capitalist payoffs ("speeches") and charity frauds.  The former are easy to spot, but the latter are tougher to grasp, unless you study the laws and regulations of charities.

Russians Sold Uranium To Iran After Buying Uranium From Hillary Clinton.  As Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu presses world leaders to act on Iran's growing secret nuclear program, a very obvious aspect of the case is being ignored by the mainstream media.  Hillary Clinton famously sold about 20 percent of U.S. uranium to the Russians, during her tenure at the Obama State Department, in a move that set off massive alarms about pay-to-play with the Clinton Foundation.  But the "Uranium One" deal might have just been Part One of the scheme.  The Obama administration — which shipped Iran boatloads of cash toward the end of Obama's term — oversaw the transfer of Russian uranium to the Iranians.  At least ten nuclear bombs' worth!

Either Hillary Clinton Broke Federal Election Laws or Our Election Laws Are Broken.  Federal election law requires campaigns to disclose to the Federal Election Commission the name and address of each "person to whom an expenditure in an aggregate amount or value in excess of $200 within the calendar year is made by the reporting committee to meet a candidate or committee operating expense, together with the date, amount, and purpose of such operating expenditure."  Because Fusion GPS was paid more than $200 (exactly how much isn't clear), those payments should have been disclosed on the Clinton campaign's disclosure forms.  It wasn't.  Instead, the Clinton campaign and Democrats only reported they made payments to Perkins Coie for "Legal Services."

The Clintons and 'the Jews'.  In its never-ending pursuit of revelatory records meant to expose corruption, fraud, waste — and evil generally — in the Deep State, Judicial Watch published an interesting set of records today received from the government in its glacial response to demands for Hillary Clinton's emails. [...] Judicial Watch published an interesting analysis of this most recent batch of records, rightly focusing again on Hillary Clinton's dangerous abuse of national security information by trafficking it on her unsecure "home-brew" server.  We also discuss yet more evidence of pay-for-play corruption revealed by the latest records, again illustrating the virtual melding of the State Department with the Clinton Foundation "philanthropy."  Its beneficiaries were the Clintons and their vast political machine, with only six percent of their donations actually going to charitable causes in 2014, and the bulk going to "overhead expenses," like travel for the Clintons.

Hillary's Money Laundering Scheme.  While it obsesses over an aging porn star, Russians, discredited ex-FBI officials, and pimple-faced gun-grabbers, the mainstream media has been ignoring an explosive federal lawsuit unearthing a huge illegal money-laundering conspiracy said to have been masterminded last election cycle by the Democratic National Committee and the Hillary Clinton campaign.  It is yet another facet of the plot by which Clinton, possibly in league with then-President Obama, broke the law in an attempt to rig the election.  Throughout his agonizingly long presidency, Obama serially abused his powers as the nation's Chief Executive to undermine his political opponents.

Hillary's aides called the Clinton Foundation 'Chelsea's nest egg'.  Hillary Clinton's aides called money donated to her charitable organization her daughter's 'nest egg', a new book claims.  The former Democratic presidential candidate's fundraiser took in $250 million for the Clinton Foundation before she announced her White House run.  In her new book, Chasing Hillary:  Ten Years, Two Presidential Campaigns and One Intact Glass Ceiling, New York Times journalist Amy Chozick does not say if the nest egg comment from one aide was a joke, though it appears to be a snarky comment referring to the foundation's history of controversy.  The revelation is likely to deepen a feud between Chelsea Clinton and Chozick.  The former first daughter has been using her Twitter account to berate Chozick and accuse her of writing 'fiction'.

Why Clinton's Donors May Be Investigated In $84 Million Money Laundering Scheme.  A pro-Trump political action committee has filed a complaint with the FEC alleging the Hillary Clinton campaign laundered $84 million in contributions from big-name donors, such as Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, filmmaker Steven Spielberg, and designer Calvin Klein.  The complaint outlines a money laundering scheme that violated multiple campaign finance laws, specifically laws related to limits on contributions by independent donors.

McCabe got the order to shut down Hillary investigation from...Obama?  Rush Limbaugh on his April 19 show said the important news in the report of Inspector General Horowitz's report is the August 12, 2016 call to McCabe from the Obama DOJ regarding the Clinton Foundation investigation. Limbaugh believes that it was Sally Yates, of the Obama DOJ, who called McCabe to tell him they were "concerned" about the investigation. [...] While Mueller searches in vain for the nonexistent collusion and obstruction of justice by President Trump, there is clear evidence in the Horowitz report of obstruction of justice to interfere with the 2016 election by the Obama DOJ.

Congressional Leader Calls For Impeachment Of Rod Rosenstein Over Uranium One Scandal.  The Uranium One scandal is rearing its ugly and multi-sided head again.  During that highly controversial agreement that sold 20% of U.S. uranium stock to Putin-controlled interests in Russia then-U.S. attorney Rod Rosenstein was charged with investigating the deal as allegations of bribes, extortion, and money laundering involving the Clintons and Obama-related figures, quickly mounted.  And guess who was the FBI Director at the time?  None other than Robert Mueller, the man now charged with investigating Donald Trump.

How The Obama Justice Department Tried To Shut Down The FBI's Investigation Into The Clinton Foundation.  The Department of Justice Inspector General report on the "lack of candor" by FBI deputy Director Andrew McCabe also documents for the first time the Obama administration's effort to shut down the bureau's investigation of the Clinton Foundation, according to a review of the report by The Daily Caller News Foundation Investigative Group.  The inspector general (IG) confirmed in its long-awaited report released Friday that in 2016 the FBI had ongoing field investigations of the Clinton Foundation in New York, Los Angeles, Little Rock, Arkansas and Washington, D.C.  The multi-city investigation was launched when agents found "suspicious activity" between a foreign donor and Clinton Foundation activity in the Los Angeles area, as TheDCNF reported in August 2016.

Judicial Watch Sues For Uranium One Documents.  Government watchdog Judicial Watch filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the Departments of Justice and State Tuesday for a number of documents related to Uranium One.  The filing comes four months after both Departments stonewalled legally requested information and failed to comply with a standard FOIA request.

Clinton, Comey, Uranium One:  Who Is John W. Huber?  Widespread head-scratching has followed Attorney General Jeff Sessions' recent disclosure that U.S. Attorney John W. Huber is leading an investigation into 2016 election controversies.  In a March 29 letter to Republican committee chairmen, Mr. Sessions said that Mr. Huber, the U. S. Attorney for Utah, had been appointed to "evaluate certain issues" raised by the GOP.  He did not say which issues, but there are plenty.  In a July 27, 2017 letter, GOP leaders had called on Mr. Sessions to "appoint a second special counsel to investigate a plethora of matters connected to the 2016 election and its aftermath."  These included actions by Hillary Clinton, James Comey, Loretta Lynch and others, email controversies, mishandling of classified information, Fusion GPS and the Steele Dossier, FISA warrants, wire taps, leaks, grand juries, the Clinton Foundation and the Uranium One deal.  Mr. Sessions instead appointed Mr. Huber, "an experienced federal prosecutor," and left the door open to a special counsel.  Mr. Sessions noted that Mr. Huber "will make recommendations as to whether any matters not currently under investigation should be opened, whether any matters currently under investigation require further resources, or whether any matters merit the appointment of a Special Counsel."  Translation:  Mr. Huber is investigating the investigations, not the underlying allegations.

Mueller Investigating Trump Over $150K Donation From Ukrainian Who Gave Clintons $13 Million.  The special counsel's office is investigating a $150,000 donation a Ukrainian businessman made to President Donald Trump's charity in 2015, according to a new report.  The donation, from steel magnate Victor Pinchuk, pales in comparison to contributions he gave to the charity Bill and Hillary Clinton set up.  The billionaire has contributed $13 million to the Clinton Foundation since 2006 and had access to Hillary Clinton while she served as secretary of state.  But Special Counsel Robert Mueller is not investigating The Clintons.  Instead, he is conducting a broad investigation of Donald Trump, including the flow of foreign money into various Trump-controlled entities.

How $37 Million from the Clinton Foundation Disappeared in Baltimore.  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.

Why AG Sessions declined to appoint a special counsel.  A lot of conservatives are upset that Attorney General Jeff Sessions has declined for now to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate claims of FBI abuses in surveilling the Trump campaign, and in declining to investigate the Uranium One deal, followed by well over a hundred million dollars of donations to Clinton family-controlled charities by parties benefitting from approval of that sale.  CNN first broke the story, obtaining a four-page letter that Sessions sent to Senator Grassley, and Representatives Goodlatte and Gowdy, who had requested a special counsel.

"Accuse others of what you do."
Clinton: Trump 'Undermined' Presidency To 'Enrich' Family.  Hillary Clinton continues to attack President Trump while abroad, this time during an interview with a Dutch news network.  During the interview, which took place on March 13, Clinton alleged that Trump is undermining the presidency in exchange for personal and familial gain.

Russian uranium informant says FBI sought new information from him about the Clintons.  An undercover informant who helped the FBI prove Russia's uranium industry engaged in criminal activity says congressional Democrats' recent attacks on his credibility were insulting to his medical disability and ignored the fact that agents recently asked him for fresh testimony about former President Clinton and Hillary Clinton.  In his first on-camera interview, William Douglas Campbell told The Hill he was interviewed for about five hours in December by FBI agents from Little Rock, Ark., who were investigating whether donations to the Clintons's charitable empire were used to influence U.S. nuclear policy during the Obama years.

'Fresh testimony' on Clintons in Uranium One scandal.  This is a story that will not die easily, because there are actual dots that connect and lead — or give the appearance to leading — to the Clinton Global Initiative and Hillary Clinton's secretary of state office.  The Uranium One scandal is a kickback, bribery, and corruption affair that sent several Russian and American officials in the uranium industry to jail.  But the connection between the Russians and the Clinton Foundation has always interested investigators because you can draw a line from Russian donations to the foundation and the decision to sell the Uranium One mining company to Russia.  Now the undercover FBI agent who broke the case wide open is saying he has given fresh testimony to the FBI on the Clintons and Uranium One.

DOJ: Inspector General Examining Whether McCabe Was Promised Promotion to FBI Director by Hillary Clinton.  Andrew McCabe may have revealed to his inner circle an inside plan to replace his friend James Comey as FBI director if and when Hillary Clinton was elected president of the United States, according to top officials in the Justice Department. [...] If those discussions about a promotion to FBI director with co-workers and McCabe's inner circle were anything more than bravado, that certainly is troubling.  And given the fact that McCabe's wife Jill was given more than $1.25 million in Hillary-backed campaign donations to run for state senate in Virginia, it could spell additional legal woes for her husband.  McCabe was in charge of the Hillary Clinton email investigation at the FBI at the same time his wife ran for office.  At the same time he and his wife struck a deal to run for office with Hillary consigliere and Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, who was allegedly under investigation at the time by the FBI for a public corruption case.

The Other Russian Collusion Investigation.  As Washington obsesses over alleged collusion involving the Russians and the current administration, a separate investigation in Little Rock looks into alleged corruption involving the previous administration and the Russians.  "FBI agents are interviewing people," Joseph diGenova, a former U.S. attorney hired by the president on Monday [3/19/2018], told The American Spectator over the weekend.  "That is a big deal.  I can assure they are interviewing people because our firm represents one of the people they have interviewed."  DiGenova says the investigation has been "underway for some time" and involves the Clinton Foundation, "which includes Uranium One and its various transactions."  DiGenova notes that he does not know whether investigators have empaneled a grand jury or not.  For many, the FBI expending resources on interviewing witnesses and investigating the massive foundation for months indicates that if a grand jury does not already exist one will soon.

FBI Agents In Little Rock Meet Informant After GOP Rep. Warns 'Justice May Be Coming Very Soon' In Clinton Foundation Probe.  FBI agents in Little Rock, Arkansas recently met with Uranium One informant William Campbell for the bureau's investigation into the Clinton Foundation. [...] According to reports, the FBI is investigating millions of "mishandled taxpayer" dollars funneled to the dubious non-profit from Australian taxpayers.

FBI Interviewed Uranium One Informant in Clinton Foundation Investigation.  A former FBI informant who spent more than six years undercover gathering information on the Russian energy and uranium market was recently interviewed by FBI agents from the Little Rock, Arkansas field office as part of an ongoing bureau investigation into the Clinton Foundation, according to Victoria Toensing, the attorney representing the informant.  Toensing disclosed the information in a letter asking for a retraction to The Hill's article published Thursday [3/8/2018], which was based solely on a Democrat memorandum attacking the credibility of William Douglas Campbell, the former informant.  Democrats stated that Campbell provided no evidence to the congressional committees of "quid pro quo" regarding the Clinton Foundation and the Russians.

The Harmon Wilfred Matter:  Clinton Foundation CIA Covert Corruption & New Zealand.  Harmon Wilfred, an honorably discharged US military veteran, was, in the 1980's and 90's, a professional contractor and consultant.  From 1994 through 1998, while under contract with the CIA, Wilfred claims he discovered fraud and embezzlement against US citizens.  It involved billions of dollars at multiple levels of government, he said. [...] Wilfred believes the agencies and individuals, among them, Bill and Hillary Clinton, who perpetrated the crimes, continue the same crimes of fraud and embezzlement of US taxpayer's dollars virtually uninterrupted.

The Harmon Wilfred Matter:  Clinton Foundation CIA Covert Corruption & Canada.  Harmon Wilfred believes the CIA has a covert funding cartel, which he calls, "The US Shadow Government" and it is in collision [sic] with their money launderer — the Clinton Foundation.  Canada and New Zealand, he claims, are also in collusion with this US Shadow Government.  He blew the whistle in 2000 and claims he soon received threats to his life and has been a man without a country since 2001.  His wife, Carolyn Dare Wilfred, is an heir of the multinational Dare Foods.  She owns 27% ownership in Dare Foods.  In June 2001, Wilfred and Carolyn fled Canada and went to New Zealand, because he claims he received death threats.

Obama Admin Official Who Helped Anti-Trump Dossier Author Was Exec at Lobbying Firm for Russians Who Bought Uranium One.  Jonathan M. Winer, the Obama State Department official who acknowledged regularly interfacing with the author of the controversial, largely discredited 35-page anti-Trump dossier, served as senior vice president of a firm that did lobbying work for Tenex, the U.S. subsidiary of Rosatom, the Russian state corporation headquartered in Moscow.  In 2010, Rosatom infamously purchased a controlling stake in Uranium One, the Canadian uranium mining company with operations in the U.S. The purchase was approved by the Obama administration in a decision that is currently being probed by the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.

Truth About the Clinton Foundation Is Finally Being Exposed.  While Bill Clinton was president, no one dared regulate the William J. Clinton Presidential Foundation.  Similarly, as long as Hillary Clinton had a chance of becoming the first female president of the United States, no one marshaled the resources necessary to bring obvious and massive charity frauds to justice here and around the world.  The regulatory system manifestly failed from 1997 through 2016.  Then, President Donald J. Trump happened.  And now Americans, disenchanted with two-party bungling and globalist cronyism, stoke demands for real investigations into the long, sordid history of the Clinton Foundation, to explain why so much money has gone missing that was intended for desperately poor victims around the world.

FBI Focuses on Millions of "Mishandled" $$$ Funneled from Australian Gov to Clinton Foundation.  Oh, those skeletons in the Clinton's closet aka "Pay to Play" continue tumbling out.  It turns out that between 2006 and 2014, Australia under Prime Minister of Australia, Julia Gillard and fellow feminist funneled $88 million of Australian taxpayers fund to the Clinton Foundation and "associated entities."  During Gillard's tenure as prime minister, she also donated $300 million of Australia's taxpayer money to the Clinton-affiliated Global Partnership for Education as exposed in the Podesta emails leaked by Wikileaks back in 2016.

Attorney For FBI Informant Presses DOJ For Leak Investigation.  The lawyer representing a former FBI informant demanded Wednesday that Attorney General Jeff Sessions open an investigation into unauthorized and falsified leaks to the media by "anonymous federal officials."  The informant's lawyer said the leakers disparaged her client in an effort to silence him from providing testimony to Congress regarding his role in exposing Russia's long-term strategy to dominate the global uranium market and how Moscow achieved its goal in 2010 of obtaining roughly 20 percent of the U.S. uranium mining industry, according to a letter delivered to the DOJ.

Uranium One Informant Gives Explosive Testimony.  William D. Campbell, the Uranium One informant, gave what is being described as explosive testimony.  We know that Russian President Putin wanted to corner the world's uranium supply.  Common sense should have told the officials in the Obama administration that giving Putin control of 20% of U.S. uranium and buying and selling rights of atomic fuels is lunacy.  That's without considering the corruption and bribery the Russians were engaging in throughout our country.  Yet our administration went ahead and sold our mine and assets, knowing it would end up in Putin's control in the end.

Uranium One Informant Testifies Against Hillary and Obama.  There's been a new development in the Russia scandal.  No, not the Trump collusion case.  Which may turn in to the Trump obstruction of justice case.  Which may wind up not even being that.  What we're talking about here is Uranium One. [...] Hopefully Campbell has himself some good security.  They say that snitches get stitches.  Though people who cross the Clintons have a habit of getting rather dead.

Hillary's Uranium One Reaching Critical Mass.  Team Hillary, which includes the corrupt and seditious hierarchy of the Obama DOJ and FBI, actually thought they could get away with everything.  Hillary would win, Trump would be in the dock, and they would get away with everything from using the Clinton Foundation as a corrupt pay-for-play cash cow, to lying to the FISA court to conduct surveillance on American citizens, to real collusion with the Russians to transfer to them 20 percent of the raw material for nuclear weapons, our uranium supply.  Certainly we would have never heard of one William Douglas Campbell, the FBI informant with extensive and deep knowledge of how the Russian of Vladimir Putin used bribery, extortion and other tools in their bag of tricks to penetrate America's nuclear industry, and how they used Hillary Clinton to gain access to our uranium.

Uranium One informant says Moscow paid millions in bid to influence Clinton.  An FBI informant involved in the controversial Uranium One deal has told congressional committees that Moscow paid millions to a U.S. lobbying firm in a bid to influence then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton by helping former President Bill Clinton's charities during the Obama administration.  The Hill first reported late Wednesday [2/7/2018] that informant Douglas Campbell gave a 10-page statement to the Senate Judiciary Committee, House Intelligence Committee and House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, and was interviewed for several hours behind closed doors by committee staff.  In the statement, obtained by Fox News, Campbell said Russian executives told him that Moscow was hiring APCO Worldwide in an effort to influence the Obama administration and Hillary Clinton.

Russians Lobbied Clinton on Uranium One as Spies Infiltrated Her Inner Circle.  On Wednesday [2/7/2018], a former FBI informant testified to three different congressional committees that Russian officials paid a lobbying firm to convince then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to approve the Uranium One deal.  The effort came at a time when Russian nuclear executives were still working with Iran, and as Russian spies infiltrated Clinton's inner circle.  The informant, William Campbell, worked with Russian nuclear executives and provided extensive information to the FBI and the CIA for decades.  His testimony led to the arrest and conviction of Vadim Mikerin — a top official of the Russian nuclear arms subsidiary Tenex and later president of Tenam, the American subsidiary of the Russian government-owned firm Rosatom.

Russia-Trump Investigation:  How Did Hillary Clinton Get FBI, FISA To Do Her Political Dirty Work?  Recent revelations point to former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and a secretive group of supporters and hangers-on both inside and outside of the FBI and Justice Department as having a far deeper personal involvement in the investigation than first thought.  Fears of a politicized and manipulative "deep state" are looking less paranoid by the day.  The involvement of Hillary Clinton campaign aides in both the FBI's and Robert Mueller's investigation of Russia's supposed ties to the Trump campaign in 2016 now seems deeper, and more nefarious, than first thought.

Going After Obama Is The Red Line The FBI, CIA, NSA, Media, Etc., Will Not Cross.  The Clintons' survival is rooted these days on their ability to convince anyone and everyone thinking of linking them to a multitude of crimes from illegal email servers to pay-for-play Clinton Foundation money laundering schemes, that should they go down, so too will Barack Obama.  He is the red line of which those in power at the highest levels of government, the courts, and the Establishment Media, will not cross.

Uranium One informant makes Clinton allegations to Congress.  An FBI informant connected to the Uranium One controversy told three congressional committees in a written statement that Moscow routed millions of dollars to America with the expectation it would be used to benefit Bill Clinton's charitable efforts while Secretary of State Hillary Clinton quarterbacked a "reset" in U.S.-Russian relations.  The informant, Douglas Campbell, said in the statement obtained by The Hill that he was told by Russian nuclear executives that Moscow had hired the American lobbying firm APCO Worldwide specifically because it was in position to influence the Obama administration, and more specifically Hillary Clinton.  Democrats have cast doubt on Campbell's credibility, setting the stage for a battle with Republicans over his testimony.

Uranium One Informant Testifies Moscow Sent Millions In Cash to U.S. For Clintons Pay to Play.  An FBI informant connected to the Uranium One controversy told three congressional committees in written testimony that Moscow routed millions of dollars to America with the expectation it would be used to benefit Bill Clinton's charitable efforts while Secretary of State Hillary Clinton quarterbacked a "reset" in US-Russian relations.  The informant, Douglas Campbell, said in the testimony obtained by The Hill that he was told by Russian nuclear executives that Moscow had hired the American lobbying firm APCO Worldwide specifically because it was in position to influence the Obama administration, and more specifically Hillary Clinton.

FBI informant on Uranium One Breaks Silence Today.  An informant who spent years gathering information on the Russian energy and uranium market industry for the FBI, met staff members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, House Oversight, and House Intelligence Committees on Wednesday.  He gave explosive testimony on his years as an undercover informant providing information to the FBI on Russian criminal networks operating in the United States.  He also contends in his testimony, and written briefs, to the FBI that Russia attempted to hide its ongoing aid to help sustain Iran's nuclear industry, at the time the Obama administration approved the sale of 20 percent of U.S. uranium mining rights to Russia.  William D. Campbell, an American businessman, provided extensive information on other counterintelligence issues to the FBI for decades and he had also provided information to the CIA on various issues during his time overseas.

Who Really Created The Trump Dossier?  The campaign against Trump is unprecedented because of the scale of the abuses.  The collusion between Obama government officials and Clinton campaign personnel transformed opposition research into a license for surveillance on the political opposition.  A conspiracy theory from the Clinton campaign became leverage for delegitimizing and trying to reverse the results of an election.  And the conspiracy theory that elements of the FBI loyal to the Democrats relied upon to attack Trump originated from the deepest sewer in Clintonworld that had been covertly smearing political enemies for decades.

Clinton Foundation Uses Unseen Transactions for Influence Peddling.  A friend of mine, Peter Wing, once actually hid an elephant in plain sight at the castle he built with his bare hands from reclaimed materials near Millbrook, New York.  The evolution of the Clinton Foundation since Oct. 23, 1997, proves that gigantic frauds, spread across the globe under the harsh glare of public attention and in the media, are tough to grasp — and tougher still to police.  Who would imagine, for example, that a former president, an aspiring president and a highly educated only child would work together, purposefully gaming controls at supposed "charities," produce false and misleading public filings, and do so for more than two decades using a bevy of outside professional advisers and world-renowned directors?

Clinton campaign deserves a full investigation just like Trumpworld.  When the indictments came down against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his aide, Rick Gates, the headline of a Washington Post article declared, "With money laundering charges against Paul Manafort, Trump's 'fake news' charge is harder to defend."  It did not matter that Manafort's indictment was entirely removed from any campaign connection and involved financial dealings well before his association with Trump.  The desire for an independent and full investigation of Donald Trump is understandable, given the serious allegations of Russian influence.  Yet, the same logic does not appear to apply outside of Trumpworld.  The same politicians and experts have dismissed efforts to investigate allegations of influence peddling, Russian conspiracies and special deals involving Hillary or Bill Clinton.

Uranium Indictment in Maryland Not 'Coincidental,' Tom Fitton Says.  A Maryland transportation firm executive's indictment last week in the FBI investigation of a corrupt uranium deal was not "coincidental," Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton suggested on Fox and Friends Monday morning [1/15/2018].  The charges come after reports released in late December revealed that the Justice Department was taking a fresh look at the Uranium One deal that gave a Russian company control of 20 percent of the U.S. uranium industry while Hillary Clinton was secretary of state.

"Clinton Foundation Is Charity Fraud Of Epic Proportions", Analyst Charges In Stunning Takedown.  In early May, we introduced readers to Charles Ortel, a Wall Street analyst who uncovered financial discrepancies at General Electric before its stock crashed in 2008, and whom the Sunday Times of London described as "one of the finest analysts of financial statements on the planet" in a 2009 story detailing the troubles at AIG.  Having moved on beyond simple corporate fraud, Ortel spent the past year and a half digging into something more relevant to the current US situation:  "charities", and specifically the Clinton Foundation's public records, federal and state-level tax filings, and donor disclosures.  Four months ago, Ortel began releasing his preliminary findings in the first of a series of up to 40 planned reports on his website.  His allegation was simple:  "this is a charity fraud."

Should Hillary Go Free?  Shortly after winning the election, President Trump told the New York Times that he probably would not make good on his promise to pursue a new criminal investigation into Hillary Clinton's many shady deals, from her email server to her campaign apparatus to her and Bill's massive and well-connected foundation.  Trump declared that further investigation would be "very, very divisive for the country."  Unfortunately for Hillary — and possibly for Bill as well — some things are beyond the control of even the most powerful man in the world.  Some conservative members of Congress may force the Justice Department to take action against Hillary et al, whether Trump likes it or not.  The response from the Leftists to the new allegations against Hillary Clinton and her campaign has been utterly predictable.  "She did nothing wrong," they proclaim, and to investigate her now reeks of banana republic-style abuse of the justice system.  But these Clinton defenders are mistaken on both counts.  Hillary Clinton did much wrong, and to investigate those wrongdoings is not necessarily political payback.  The questions raised by the ongoing various scandals are manifold, but perhaps the least asked and the rarely answered is the following:  would such an investigation be good or bad for the country?

DOJ's Rosenstein, Weissmann and FBI's McCabe Tied to Apparent Uranium One Coverup.  [Scroll down]  Notice something about these cases?  None ever saw the light of day, where testimony would be made public.  They were all 'disappeared'.  Now with that in mind, consider the following bombshell facts:  ALL of these cases were prosecuted by the same duo, or combination thereof — Rod Rosenstein & Andrew Weissmann.  Yes, you read that correctly.  The FBI officer assigned to each case?  Why, one Andrew McCabe. [...] Oh — here's another interesting coincidence:  they were ALL assigned to the same judge — one Judge Theodore Chuang, an Obama appointee.  I hope you have not fallen off your chair yet, it gets worse:  The SAME Judge Chuang attended Harvard at the same time as one Barack Obama — Chuang graduated law 1994, Obama 1991 & both were editors of the Harvard Law Review.  They would have known each other extreme [sic] well.  That's the SAME Judge Theodore Chuang who refused Trump's EO travel ban in October 2017 [...] The SAME Judge Theodore Chuang has just been assigned to the Mark Lambert case. [...] Maybe I'm wrong, but this looks a lot like an ongoing conspiracy to protect the Clinton crime family — and the Obama administration, via it's [sic] partisans at DOJ and also in the judiciary, remains fully implicated.

First Uranium One Indictment Unsealed — Maryland Man Indicted on 11 Counts of Bribery and Fraud.  On Friday [1/12/2018] DOJ officials in the District of Maryland announced Mark Lambert from Mount Airy, Maryland was indicted with 11 counts related to foreign bribery.  The charges stem from an alleged scheme by Lambert to bribe Vadim Mikerin, a Russian official at JSC Techsnabexport (TENEX).  FBI informant William D. Campbell told reporters in November that he has video of briefcases full of money in the Uranium One bribery case.

Uranium One Indictment Unsealed By DOJ.  On Friday, the Justice Department unsealed an 11-count indictment concerning the Uranium One scandal.  Sadly, it did not include former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, but rather former DoD intelligence analyst-turned uranium transportation executive Mark Lambert of Mount Airy, Maryland.  Lambert, 54, was charged with one count of conspiracy to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and to commit wire fraud, seven counts of violating the FCPA, two counts of wire fraud and one count of international promotion money laundering.  The charges stem from an alleged scheme to bribe Vadim Mikerin, a Russian official at JSC Techsnabexport (TENEX), a subsidiary of Russia's State Atomic Energy Corporation and the sole supplier and exporter of Russian Federation uranium and uranium enrichment services to nuclear power companies worldwide, in order to secure contracts with TENEX.

Gowdy Suggests Hillary Laundered $10 Million to Avoid Transparency Laws During Campaign.  Over the past week, bombshell reports have come out alleging that the Clinton campaign and the DNC funded the infamous Russian dossier that contained a boatload of fake news about President Donald Trump.  Appearing on "Fox News Sunday," [10/29/2017] House Oversight Committee chairman Rep. Trey Gowdy said he believes the Clinton campaign may have laundered money to pay for the dossier, Breitbart reported.  "I'm not an election law expert, but the good news is you don't have to be to understated the absurdity of believing that you can launder all of your campaign money by just hiring a law firm," Gowdy told host Chris Wallace.

As Investigations Of Misconduct Mount, Can Hillary Clinton Avoid Jail?  No doubt, Democrats, who with the leftist media allies have ginned up bogus charges of Russian collusion against Donald Trump, would like the Clinton investigations to go away.  But they won't.  In recent weeks, new developments have made it shockingly clear that questions about Clinton's possibly criminal conduct are growing.

FBI Investigating Clinton Foundation "Pay-for-Play" Scheme.  As The New American has reported on numerous previous occasions, the Clinton Foundation was at the center of a "pay-for-play" scheme in which both American citizens and foreign nationals were granted access to the higher tiers of government after making substantial "donations" to the foundation.  When she was secretary of state, Clinton sent and received at least 2,079 classified e-mails over her unsecured, unauthorized, private e-mail server and account.  Many of those and other e-mails showed that she was involved in an illegal scheme to blur the lines between the Department of State and the Clinton Foundation by soliciting "donations" to the foundation in exchange for access to the U.S. government — essentially auctioning off access to the Department of State.

Clinton Foundation Went for 'Biggest Fraud Ever Investigated' — Analyst.  This week, law enforcement officials told Washington political newspaper The Hill that at least one witness had been questioned, and additional efforts were planned in a probe into possible illegal activities during Clinton's tenure as America's top diplomat.  Clinton, who served as secretary of state between 2009 and 2013, is suspected of having traded political favors in exchange for lavish contributions to the foundation, established by her husband Bill Clinton in 2001 after the end of his tenure as president.  According to The Hill, the FBI is taking the lead in the probe, and their investigation will include looking into whether tax-exempt assets were converted for personal or political use.

Here's Why There May Be No More Free Passes for the Clinton Foundation.  The first time the Clinton Foundation was investigated, between 2001 and 2005, then-FBI Director Robert Mueller, then-Deputy Attorney General James Comey, and others could not seem to find obvious and escalating frauds as a supposed presidential library complex in Little Rock, Arkansas, also "fought HIV/AIDS internationally" from unregistered offices in New York and Massachusetts without ever obtaining required audits of worldwide activities.  Strangely, as the first investigation wound down, evidence in the public domain suggests that the Clinton Foundation also defrauded the National Archivist by making demonstrably false representations in a binding legal agreement.  For example, there is no evidence the IRS provided final approval to the Clinton Foundation to "fight HIV/AIDS internationally" as a tax-exempt purpose by Nov. 18, 2004, the date the presidential archive was officially donated.  That Nov. 18, 2004, agreement is nowhere to be found today on the Clinton Foundation website and in public filings despite the charity's more than 13 years of widespread solicitation across state and national boundaries using telephones, mail, and the internet.

Trump Demands Prison for Clinton Aide Huma Abedin.  President Trump is demanding former top Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin be imprisoned for violating national security protocols and that an investigation be opened into former FBI Director James Comey.  With the connivance of the Obama administration, Abedin and Clinton also purloined call logs, scheduling documents, and files described as "Muslim Engagement" from the Department of State when they left their jobs there.  They labeled the government-owned documents "private."  Clinton also took with her a physical file of what has been described as "the log of the Secretary's gifts with pictures of gifts," which may contain proof of bribes provided to Clinton.  Although it is unusual for a president to seek prosecution of his defeated enemies, the Clinton crime family is so corrupt and so sinister that failing to act against these reprobates is to commit a grave injustice.  The brazen criminality of Hillary Clinton and those around her in the previous election cycle is utterly unprecedented in modern American politics, far surpassing the relatively minor-league shenanigans of President Richard Nixon in seriousness.

The Clock Ticks for the Clinton Foundation.  Whether it is merely the FBI trying to restore its shattered credibility or justice finally being done, the news that the pay-to-play activities of the Clinton Foundation are going to get renewed and serious attention is welcome.  The Clintons have made a career of ignoring, skirting, and breaking the law.  Up to this point, crime has paid off handsomely for the Clintons, but now they may find themselves caught between Little Rock and a hard place.

FBI launches new Clinton Foundation investigation.  The Justice Department has launched a new inquiry into whether the Clinton Foundation engaged in any pay-to-play politics or other illegal activities while Hillary Clinton served as secretary of State, law enforcement officials and a witness tells The Hill.  FBI agents from Little Rock, Ark., where the foundation was started, have taken the lead in the investigation and have interviewed at least one witness in the last month, and law enforcement officials said additional activities are expected in the coming weeks.  The officials, who spoke only on condition of anonymity, said the probe is examining whether the Clintons promised or performed any policy favors in return for largesse to their charitable efforts or whether donors made commitments of donations in hopes of securing government outcomes.

Fusion GPS' 'Fake Investigation' — And Hillary Clinton's Real Russian Collusion.  In a New York Times op-ed on Wednesday titled "The Republicans' Fake Investigations," the two founders of Fusion GPS desperately try to clear their names, restore their business' tarnished reputation and revive their sordid Russia collusion tale about Trump to "correct the record."  They fail on all counts.  In their piece, journalists-turned-political investigators Glenn R. Simpson and Peter Fritsch made some interesting assertions about Trump and his supposed collusion with the Russians.  But once again, they give no proof for what they call their "intelligence reports."

The Two Clinton Issues That Could Shake America in 2018.  When former congresswoman Corrine Brown reports to a federal prison this month to begin serving a five-year sentence for her role in an $800,000 charity fraud, the question will be raised about why she is in jail — but Hillary Clinton remains free.  That question and the fact Clinton has never been charged with mishandling classified national security documents during her four years as secretary of State raise serious doubts about whether justice is applied equally to powerful and influential citizens, as well as everyday Americans.  Brown, the African-American Democrat who represented Jacksonville, Florida, for many years, was convicted last year in a case that in dollar terms pales by comparison with the Clinton Foundation.  The latter began in 1997 as the former president's library but became the $2 billion entity described by one nonprofit expert as "the biggest charity fraud ever."

The Anatomy Of Hillary Clinton's $84 Million Money-Laundering Scheme.  [Scroll down]  Here's what you can do, legally.  Per election, an individual donor can contribute $2,700 to any candidate, $10,000 to any state party committee, and (during the 2016 cycle) $33,400 to a national party's main account.  These groups can all get together and take a single check from a donor for the sum of those contribution limits — it's legal because the donor cannot exceed the base limit for any one recipient.  And state parties can make unlimited transfers to their national party.  Here's what you can't do, which the Clinton machine appeared to do anyway.  As the Supreme Court made clear in McCutcheon v. FEC, the JFC may not solicit or accept contributions to circumvent base limits, through "earmarks" and "straw men" that are ultimately excessive — there are five separate prohibitions here.

This is why Hillary needed a pardon before Obama left office.  Late last week, a top FBI lawyer named James Baker was reassigned.  The Washington Post said it was part of FBI Director Christopher Wray's effort to assemble his own team of senior advisers.  But there's probably more to it.  The FBI has been accused — correctly, I believe — of partisanship, especially when it came to handling the investigation of Hillary Clinton's emails.  As I explained in an October 2016 column, Baker was one of three people who "unanimously" decided not to prosecute Clinton.  Then-FBI head James Comey and Deputy Director Andrew McCabe were the other two at the meeting when the decision was made.

The Ongoing Federal Investigation Into Hillary Clinton & Barack Obama That The Media Continues To Ignore.  Robert Mueller continues to undergo a fake investigation into fake allegations of collusion between the then-Trump campaign and the Russian government.  After 18 months no such evidence has come forward to substantiate the claims by the far left.  In fact, the only real evidence of collusion appears to be that of the Obama FBI attempting to interfere in the 2016 election.  Ah, but quietly marching alongside the Mueller investigation is an equally far-reaching (and much more legitimate) investigation into how the Obama government handled the Clinton email investigation.  It has been this investigation which is now countering the falsehoods of the Trump-Russia narrative and is acting as a truthful counterbalance to the Mueller-led anti-Trump Deep State operation — which is why the Establishment Media has been largely ignoring it.

Paper: Inside Hillary Clinton's $84 Million Money-Laundering Operation.  The Democrat National Committee and Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign were served with a FEC complaint last Monday [12/25/2017(?)].  The complaint alleges Clinton and the DNC used state chapters as straw men to go around campaign donation limits, ultimately 'laundering,' the funds to her presidential campaign.  Dan Backer, the general counsel behind the complaint, believes the scheme mimicked a money laundering operation.

The Latest Available Clinton Foundation Filings Appear Deceptive.  My interest in the Clinton Foundation financial disclosures was originally sparked by an article written in the New York Times entitled "Unease at Clinton Foundation over Finances and Ambitions."  Considering this article with the benefit of hindsight after having poured through reams of public filings and comments made by the Clinton Foundation as well as related parties, one wonders how seriously management, directors, and other employees take their manifold legal duties, particularly when it comes to making truthful and complete disclosures.  Since August 2013, few investigative reporters have dug deeply enough below the surface of Clinton Foundation filings, seeking and finding answers to questions concerning the stated financial performance of significant constituent entities as well as the consolidated whole.

Trey Gowdy Officially Cleared to Go After Lynch, Clinton.  House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy has announced, along with House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, that the two will be jointly investigating the Department of Justice's handling of the investigation of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server, saying that the department's actions have left "a host of outstanding questions that must be answered."  "Our justice system is represented by a blind-folded woman holding a set of scales...  No entity or individual is exempt from oversight," the two chairmen said in a statement Tuesday [10/24/2017].

Sessions Ordering A Code Red On Uranium One?  NBC News reports this morning [12/21/2017] that Attorney General Jeff Sessions has personally ordered prosecutors to review FBI files relating to the sale of Uranium One to Rosatom, a controversial sale which raised allegations of corruption involving Bill and Hillary Clinton, the Clinton Foundation, and the State Department.  The aim, NBC reports, is to determine whether the evidence warrants a second special counsel investigation: [...]

Prosecutors ask FBI agents for info on Uranium One deal.  On the orders of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Justice Department prosecutors have begun asking FBI agents to explain the evidence they found in a now dormant criminal investigation into a controversial uranium deal that critics have linked to Bill and Hillary Clinton, multiple law enforcement officials told NBC News.  The interviews with FBI agents are part of the Justice Department's effort to fulfill a promise an assistant attorney general made to Congress last month to examine whether a special counsel was warranted to look into what has become known as the Uranium One deal, a senior Justice Department official said.

DOJ prosecutors asking FBI agents to explain Uranium One evidence: report.  Department of Justice officials are asking FBI investigators at Attorney General Jeff Session's request to describe evidence uncovered in an investigation into the sale of a uranium mining company, NBC News reported early Thursday [12/21/2017].  A senior Justice Department official told the news outlet that the questions stem from an assistant attorney general's pledge to analyze whether a special counsel is warranted.  The inquiry relates to the 2010 sale of Uranium One, a Canada-based firm with holdings in the U.S., to Rosatom, a Russian state-owned nuclear energy agency.

Hillary Clinton campaign, DNC accused of 'corrupt' money scheme in new FEC complaint.  A new legal complaint filed with the Federal Election Commission alleges that the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee used state chapters as strawmen to circumvent campaign donation limits and laundered the money back to her campaign.  The Committee to Defend the President, a political action committee, filed its complaint with the FEC on Monday with the allegations that the Hillary Victory Fund (HVF) solicited cash from big-name donors, including Calvin Klein and "Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane — money that was allegedly sent through state chapters and back to the DNC before ending up with the Clinton campaign.

Senate chairman presses nuclear regulators on Uranium One exports.  The chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee on Monday demanded U.S nuclear regulators explain how a Russian-owned mining company was able to ship American uranium outside the country using a third-party export license.  Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) said new information brought to light in a series of stories published by The Hill about Uranium One's exports to Canada, Europe and Asia conflicts with assurances he was given years ago by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) that the mining firm's uranium would stay inside the United States.

Rep. Jim Jordan:  Sessions Should Either Appoint Special Counsel For Clinton Probe Or Step Down.  Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan is on a quest to ferret out the truth of evidence suggesting the Clinton campaign colluded with the Russians, resulting in the Trump campaign being spied on.  In fact, he demanded that Attorney General Jeff Sessions appoint a special counsel to investigate the matter, or else step down.  Jordan appeared on Fox and Friends Thursday, where he pointed out that all the investigating done into Russian matters had been to find out whether or not the Trump campaign had benefited from their help.  "To date, we have zero evidence of that taking place," he said.  Jordan laid out what evidence of collusion actually exists, however, and it all points to Clinton.

Americans Want Special Counsel To Investigate Clinton Uranium Deal.  Americans overwhelmingly support the appointment of a special counsel to investigate the 2010 deal that gave Russia direct control over one-fifth of the U.S.' uranium, a new IBD/TIPP Poll shows.  Of the 50% who said they were following the uranium story closely, 68% said they would like the "Justice Department to appoint a special counsel to investigate the uranium deal with Russia," the poll's data indicated.

NYT: Bill And Hillary Were Weinstein's 'Celebrity Shields'.  Former President Bill Clinton and First Lady Hillary Clinton were key players in a Democratic cover-up of former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein's sexual assault, The New York Times detailed in an exclusive report Tuesday [12/5/2017]. [...] Weinstein coughed up tens of thousands of dollars towards Hillary Clinton's various campaigns for Senate and for the presidency.  He offered her access to A-list celebrities for her fundraising events.  Weinstein even threw $10,000 towards former President Clinton's legal defense when he faced impeachment articles during the Monica Lewinksy scandal.

Comey Got Rich Working with Hillary Clinton.  First off, Comey is not a hard-charging "Republican lawman" as many Members of Congress have referred to him.  Comey became an Assistant US Attorney for the Clinton administration in 1996. And get this:  At the time, Comey became good friends with Robert Mueller, the current Special Counsel conducting the Russiagate witch hunt against President Trump.  Comey and Mueller were described as "rising stars" in the Clinton Justice Department when they were both mentored by Eric Holder.  Yes, that Eric Holder.  Here's where things start to look really fishy.

Donations to Clinton Foundation plunged along with Hillary's election defeat.  Donations to the Clinton Foundation took a precipitous dive for a second year in a row as Justice Department officials mulled whether they would appoint a special prosecutor to probe the non-profit's "alleged unlawful dealings."  Contributions to the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation fell by 42 percent, from $108 million to $63 million in 2016 — the year that Hillary Clinton lost her bid for president — according to the group's latest federal tax filings which were released last week.  Donations had already plummeted 37 percent in 2015, when the non-profit was in disarray amid pay-to-play allegations and following the resignation of one of its key executives.

Secret witness in Senate Clinton probe is ex-lobbyist for Russian firm.  Senate Republicans say their investigation of Hillary Clinton's role in approving a deal to sell U.S. uranium mines to a Russian company hinges in part on the testimony of a secret informant in a bribery and extortion scheme inside the same company.  The Senate committee searching for Clinton's alleged wrongdoing is keeping their witness's name cloaked.

Hillary Explains Why We Can't Investigate Her Seeming Russia Collusion.  Hillary Clinton believes appointing a special counsel to investigate her ties to a uranium deal with Russia would make the United States into an "authoritarian regime".  It would send the wrong message to the country and would be "demoralizing" to the DoJ.  If a Special Counsel is appointed, she says it's an "abuse of power" and it "goes right at the rule of law".  The woman is very concerned about the politicization of the Justice Department (that's rich!).

Uranium One deal informant sued to recoup more than $700K lost in bribes.  A FBI informant who gave the government information about a Russian bribery plot implicated in the sale of U.S. uranium rights tried unsuccessfully last year to recover upwards of $700,000 in bribes he said he was authorized to pay as part of the FBI investigation.  William D. Campbell has emerged now as the key figure in a congressional probe into Russia's 2010 purchase of U.S. uranium rights and then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's role in approving the deal.  His identity had been shielded for weeks, but court records obtained by The Washington Times, as well as a report by Reuters, identified the man.

Congressional referrals sparked DOJ investigations like Uranium One and Clinton Foundation.  The Department of Justice (DOJ) has confirmed it has received multiple congressional referrals for investigations over the past year regarding the sale of twenty percent of the American uranium supply to Russia's nuclear arm, as well as calls for investigations into allegations of pay-for-play regarding the Clinton Foundation, Circa has learned.  Multiple sources, including congressional officials, tell Circa that the requests sent to the Department of Justice over the past year have led to ongoing investigations, which they say also include investigations into the alleged leaking of classified information to the media and the improper unmasking of Americans.

Corruption, Globalized.  [Scroll down]  The rebound accusations which have emerged over the past week that Mrs. Clinton's campaign hired a British intelligence officer and Fusion GPS (a Washington-based intelligence firm with ties to Russian interests) to create a foreign-sourced dossier on Trump are far more blatant, and thus far more serious than Trump Tower chit-chat.  The Clintons have been associated with foreign pay-for-play activities since the 1990s, and the Fusion GPS affair is, in many ways, simply an extension of that association.

Russian Lawyer Met With Clinton-Funded Fusion GPS Before and After Trump Jr.  Meeting.  Two weeks ago, new bombshells surrounding the infamous Trump-Russia dossier pointed the finger at the Democratic Party and the Hillary Clinton campaign, who paid Fusion GPS to compile it.  This suggested a pivotal connection between the Clinton campaign and the Russian lawyer who gained notoriety for meeting Donald Trump Jr. and Paul Manafort in June, 2016 — Natalia Veselnitskaya.  At the time, PJ Media wondered whether or not the Clinton campaign urged Veselnitskaya to act as a "honeypot" — drawing the Trump campaign into a meeting with a Russian lawyer as a trap.  In orchestrating this meeting, the Clinton campaign could suggest Trump was just as in bed with the Russians as Hillary Clinton was, Uranium One scandal or not.  Recent news substantially confirms the "honeypot" theory, suggesting that the Clinton campaign may indeed have orchestrated the Trump-Russia meeting through Fusion GPS, since the firm was indeed a client for the Clinton campaign.

Fusion GPS Has Deep Ties To Russia.  So just to recap: the DNC and Clinton campaign paid for a Kremlin-linked firm to put together an "opposition research" dossier based on Russian sources, which was then fed to intel agencies and taken seriously by the FBI and Obama admin intelligence officials.  It's becoming more clear that a U.S. political party and presidential campaign did indeed collude with Russia, but it wasn't the Republicans.

Former Clinton Pollster Calls For Special Prosecutor to Investigate Hillary Clinton.  Democratic pollster and former Clinton ally Doug Schoen believes the scandals surrounding Hillary Clinton warrant a special prosecutor.  In reaction to the Donna Brazile bombshell in which she alleged the DNC rigged the 2016 primary, Schoen, who worked for President Bill Clinton's '96 campaign and Hillary Clinton's '08 campaign, claimed that the entire Democratic Party "stinks from the head down" and that everyone "has a stain on their hands."

Tony Podesta Lobbied For Russia's 'Uranium One' And Did Not File As A Foreign Agent.  Tony Podesta's lobbying firm, the Podesta Group, represented the Russian-owned company Uranium One during former President Barack Obama's administration and did not register under the Foreign Agents Registration Act, The Daily Caller News Foundation has determined.  Podesta collected lobbying fees of $180,000 from Uranium One, according to the non-partisan Center for Responsive Politics, that discloses lobbying documents filed with Congress.  The uranium company states on its web site it is a "wholly owned subsidiary" of RUSANO, the Russian State Corporation for Nuclear Energy.

Did Russian money make Hillary's takeover of the DNC possible?  As one reads the wretched news of how Hillary Clinton came to take over the Democratic Party and snatch the nomination from rival Bernie Sanders, in the memoirs of former DNC acting chair Donna Brazile, it's striking how the central persuading dynamic of it is money. [...] Basically, Clinton bought her way to access to power because she had more money than Bernie Sanders did.  Bernie's smalltime donor-based money pile proved to be no match for Hillary's kookabucks.  The millions and millions she had from her pay to play operations that moved through her foundation and were so irregular of bookkeeping control that no philanthropy rating agency would rate them.  Most of the foundation's work went to personal expenses, which could mean anything.  Including, quite possibly, campaign finance and bailing out the DNC.  Which is why, as [Fox News' Greg] Jarrett points out, a Special Counsel ought to be named, targeting her activities.

Is this the conflict of interest tripwire requiring a special counsel for Uranium One?  I am no lawyer, but I think I recognize a conflict of interest in a prosecutor.  Richard Pollock of the Daily Caller News Foundation reports that Tony Podesta's lobbying firm, already under investigation by Special Counsel Robert Mueller for failing to register under the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) for work on behalf of Ukraine, also performed work for Russia, seeking approval of Uranium One.

Uranium One — Previously Undiscovered FOIA Documents Could Be Game-Changer in Investigation.  Internet researcher Katica may have found the hidden thread that unravels a much bigger story within the Uranium One-Clinton-FBI scandal.  In an otherwise innocuous FBI FOIA FILE Katica located a notice for preservation of documents sent by an FBI special agent to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission on August 28th, 2015. What is interesting about the preservation request(s) are the recipients, their attachment to CFIUS (Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States), and the timeline of events surrounding the agent's notification.

DOJ Sources:  Sessions Has Not Recused Himself from Potential Uranium One Probe.  Department of Justice (DOJ) sources disputed reports late Friday that Attorney General Jeff Sessions has recused himself from decisions involving potential investigations into alleged corruption surrounding a deal that gave Russia control of a large portion of U.S. uranium-mining capacity.  DOJ officials told the Free Beacon that Sessions has not recused himself from deciding how the Justice Department should respond to recent reports raising questions about the Obama administration's approval of a 2010 purchase of Uranium One, which controlled 20 percent of U.S. uranium, by Russian energy company Rosatam.  Sessions, in his role as attorney general, could recommend an internal DOJ investigation into the matter or appoint an outside special counsel to handle it.

Trump: 'I'm Very Frustrated' I Can't Order DOJ To Investigate Hillary.  President Donald Trump said Thursday that he is "frustrated" he can't order around the Justice Department.  "But you know the saddest thing, because I'm the President of the United States I am not supposed to be involved with the Justice Department.  I am not supposed to be involved with the FBI," Trump told WMAL host Larry O'Connor.  "I'm not supposed to be doing the kinds of things I would love to be doing and I'm very frustrated by it."  "Why aren't they going after Hillary Clinton with her emails and with the dossier, and the kind of money?" Trump added.  "Now, maybe they are, but as president, and I think you understand this, as a president you are not supposed to be involved in that process."

Were the Podesta brothers tipped off?  As President Trump's former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, goes down in the first indictment from the Mueller special prosecution, on charges of failing to file as a registered foreign agent, there's been speculation about why Tony Podesta, Hillary Clinton's campaign manager's brother, didn't get indicted, too.  He was involved with the same pro-Russia Ukrainian think tank as Manafort.

Gowdy Unleashes:  Clinton Potentially Laundered Money Through Law Firm To Avoid Transparency Laws.  On "Fox News Sunday," House Oversight Committee chairman Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) discussed the opposition research conducted on President Donald Trump in the fabricated Russian dossier.  He also specifically brought Hillary Clinton and money laundering into the mix.  Gowdy wants to know if Clinton's campaign attempted to "launder all of this through a law firm" to avoid transparency laws.  That's a very good question counselor.  Because that sure looks like what Clinton did and she should be nailed for it.

Investigate This (3).  Now we know that the Trump Dossier was not just a product funded by Democrats, but was commissioned by the general counsel of the Clinton presidential campaign.

A few honest Dems speaking out on Hillary's Fusion-GPS denials.  [Scroll down]  Now that President Trump has invoked the Watergate comparison, it is appropriate to note that President Nixon's departure from office was in response to criticism from Republicans, who came to believe he had engaged in a cover-up of a third-rate burglary.  When Republican Minority Leader Senator Hugh Scott told him that he should resign, he did so promptly.  Hillary is covering up a far larger, far more disturbing program of spying on its electoral opponent.  One that corrupts the most fearsome spying apparatus in the world, the NSA's ability to monitor all electronic communications.

Sebastian Gorka suggests Hillary Clinton should be tried for treason, executed over Uranium One deal.  Hillary Clinton deserves being tried for treason and potentially executed, according to Sebastian Gorka, President Trump's former deputy assistant.  Mr. Gorka made the comment during an interview Thursday evening [10/26/2017] with Fox News anchor Sean Hannity as the two discussed Mrs. Clinton's role authorizing the sale of Canadian mining firm Uranium One to Russian state-owned nuclear company Rosatom while serving as the Obama administration's secretary of state.  "The Russians infiltrated our national security to corner the uranium market and they succeeded, and they knew all the crimes that were committed," Mr. Hannity said during the broadcast.

Clinton and the Rosenbergs:  Let's Dare Call It Treason.  To some, any comparison between the Clintons and the Rosenbergs is a bridge too far, yet both gave aid and comfort to a strategic enemy, Russia, aid that enhanced the capability of America's enemies to wage nuclear war on the United States.  The Rosenbergs trafficked in the design of nuclear weapons while the Clintons trafficked in the raw material for nuclear weapons — uranium.  It is a distinction without a difference not lost on former deputy assistant to President Trump, Sebastian Gorka.

A misleading headline, since Hillary can barely walk...
Hillary, You Can Run, But You Can't Hide.  Late Wednesday night [10/25/2017], the Justice Department finally lifted a gag order that prevented a FBI informant from testifying to Congress about Russian attempts to offer bribes, kickbacks, and other incentives to secure approval for the highly controversial Uranium One deal. [...] This undercover eyewitness reportedly has evidence on how the Russians schemed to bribe the Clintons and others in the Obama administration.  Seemingly, the efforts were quite successful as former President Bill Clinton received a $500,000 speaking fee from a Moscow bank and Russian insiders promoting the deal contributed approximately $145 million to the Clinton Foundation.

FBI Partially Reimbursed the DNC, Clinton Campaign Opposition Research.  CNN's Evan Perez reported in March that the FBI under James Comey reimbursed some of the money for the Russia dossier.  The FBI had contracted out to Christopher Steele for years according to recent testimony from Mark Stewart, general counsel for a House committee.  Why we don't use our own spooks is unclear.  CNN, for what they are worth, reported that their sources said the FBI reimbursed some of the expenses of the dossier we now know was funded by the DNC and the Clinton campaign.

Clinton's Old Alibi:  Everybody does it.  A week ago, "colluding" with Russians to impact American elections was one of the great political crimes of our time.  U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, Hillary Clinton's choice for VP, called Donald Trump Jr.'s mere meeting with a Russian attorney — exchanging no information of any kind — "potentially treason."  But now we know that the Clinton campaign and Democratic National Committee spent what likely amounted to millions of dollars so a former British spy could buy dirt on Donald Trump from the Russians and ...  What's the big deal?  Everybody does it!

House Intel Committee Announces Uranium One Probe — Three Distinct Components.  House intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes announces the congressional probe into the Russian Uranium One deal.  As described, the initial part of the probe will be to discover if there was actually an ongoing FBI investigation into the company at the time the Obama administration gave the green light for the controversial purchase.  In order to answer that originating question the DOJ has released an FBI informant from their non disclosure agreement (NDA).  If it is confirmed the FBI was actually conducting an investigation — the additional lines of probative value will encompass how the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) approved the purchase during an ongoing FBI investigation.  [Video clip]

Hillary's very own Russian collusion connection.  Two tales of chicanery are hotly pursuing Hillary and prominent figures in her campaign.  The first is the uranium scam, the purchase of certain assets, arranged and managed by Canadian "facilitators" who greased the path of these assets to the Russians with enormous donations (the grease) to the Clinton Foundation, and even a speech for Bubba in Moscow.  He pocketed a cool half-million dollars for reworking an oldie and not even necessarily a goodie.  This was a transaction that had to be approved by the State Department, and who better to approve it than a secretary of State.  The FBI discovered this grease moving back and forth in a vast bribery scheme — bigger even than the vast right-wing media that could make up sleazy stuff about a president and a White House intern.  The existence of this vast bribery scheme was not disclosed to the agencies of the government examining the details of a transfer in 2010 of American commercial nuclear assets to Russia.

Report: Hillary Clinton & Barack Obama's Treason Against The United States.  Treason, once a word that was the darling of the anti-Trump crowd is now being leveled far more accurately at Hillary Clinton.  She sold us out to the Russians — 20% of American uranium holdings in exchange for a $500,000 per hour speech for Bill Clinton and hundreds of millions poured into the Clinton Machine's globalist foundation — much of which in this particular case was funneled through the Canadian branch so as to avoid U.S. financial disclosures when Hillary ran for POTUS for the second time.  And everyone knew it.  Many others, including the Obama White House, were likely in on it.

Is a media reckoning looming for Hillary?  Right now, the MSM is ignoring the story as much as possible, but the cofferdam has too many leaks.  The presence of aggrieved, name-brand reporters at the NYT and WaPo is important, because their work cannot be dismissed as Fox News or Breitbart.  The two papers operate as pilot fish for the rest of the media.  But even more importantly, there will be subpoenas, hearings, and eventually testimony.  Real events will happen.  And we have a President of the United States who will keep talking and tweeting about it.  Senator Grassley is calling for a special counsel on Uranium One.  Best of all, the storyline is clear.  The Clintons took in $140 million and national security was jeopardized.  And she's been lying to us to our faces.

Hillary Clinton could be charged with 13 crimes — at least 6 felonies.    [Video clip]

Deep State Run Amok?  Democrats And Hillary Paid For FBI's Dossier On Trump.  The question swirled for months around Washington, D.C., like a dirty whirlwind:  Who paid for the now infamous, largely spurious campaign "dossier" of background innuendo, half-truths and rumors about Donald Trump that made its way into the hands of the media and served as a basis for U.S. intelligence agencies' surveillance of the Trump campaign?  We now know, and the answer should surprise no one:  The Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee, according to a report in the Washington Post. [...] Were the FBI and the DNC knowingly operating in cahoots with Russian officials?  The answers matter.  It's flat-out illegal for a U.S. intelligence agency to act on behalf of one candidate against another in a U.S. election.  That's real meddling, the criminal kind.

Breaking: Clintons, DNC, FBI, & Media All Found Colluding With Russia Against Trump.  The Deep State war against POTUS Trump is real.  The above makes that all too clear.  The false narrative was being actively promoted by U.S. Intelligence, the Establishment Media, and the Establishment political class in this country — all in an effort to try and destroy the first true political outsider to win the White House in generations.  When you include the Clinton-Russia uranium deal what we have here is the single greatest political scandal in American history.  The Establishment will try and minimize these shocking revelations.

Hillary Claims She Didn't Know About the Dossier — But Posted 8 Tweets Related to Dossier Before Election.  Hillary Clinton sent out 8 tweets about Trump's relationship with Russia leading up to election day in anticipation of the release of the Russia dossier.  She was preparing the public for the Russian narrative plot she had been working on with Fusion GPS and dossier author Christopher Steele.

Why doesn't Hillary's 'dossier' trick count as treason?  What's the difference between the infamous Russian dossier on Donald Trump and that random fake-news story you saw on Facebook last year?  The latter was never used by America's intelligence community to bolster its case for spying on American citizens nor was it the foundation for a year's worth of media coverage.

Gag order lifted:  DOJ says informant can speak to Congress on Uranium One, Russia bribery case with Clinton links.  The Justice Department said Wednesday night that it had lifted a gag order on a former FBI informant involved in a high-profile Russia bribery case, clearing the individual to speak to Congress about Moscow's Obama-era uranium deals in the U.S. market and other schemes.  In a statement, the department said it had authorized the informant to speak to the leaders of the Senate Judiciary Committee, House Oversight Committee, and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, in addition to select staffers.

FBI informant in Obama-era Russian nuclear bribery cleared to testify before Congress.  The Justice Department on Wednesday night released a former FBI informant from a confidentiality agreement, allowing him to testify before Congress about what he witnessed undercover about the Russian nuclear industry's efforts to win favorable decisions during the Obama administration.  Justice Department spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores confirmed to The Hill a deal had been reached clearing the informant to talk to Congress for the first time, nearly eight years after he first went undercover for the FBI.

Confidential Informant Was Told Obama Received FBI's Report On Russian Crimes.  The lawyer for the confidential informant who helped the FBI gather evidence that Russian nuclear officials engaged in bribery, kickbacks, extortion, and money laundering, says that her client was told that the FBI's report documenting the crimes was included in former President Barack Obama's daily briefing.  Victoria Toensing confirmed to Fox News' Sean Hannity on Tuesday night [10/24/2017] that it appears as though Robert Mueller, Rod Rosenstein, James Comey, Barack Obama, and Eric Holder all knew about the FBI evidence that Russian officials were engaged in criminal activities to corner the market on uranium.

Uranium One:  Will Justice be Done?  House Republicans have just launched an investigation into the Uranium One deal.  The deal happened during Obama's tenure.  That's no coincidence — not with Hillary Clinton around.  The former president may be neck-deep in yellowcake.  Uranium One is a tangled web of criminality.  It appears to involve higher-ups — elected and appointed — on an unprecedented scale.  The bigger allegations:  Massive payoffs to the Clintons, via their foundation.  Bill also pocketed a cool half million dollars for a speech in Russia — suspiciously at the time the Uranium One deal was developing.  National security breaches by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, in which Obama may be complicit.  That's along with his then-attorney general, Eric Holder.  A coverup, involving the Clintons (of course), Obama, Holder, Lynch, maybe McCabe, maybe Mueller, maybe Rosenstein, more likely maybe Comey.

Which Rotten Fruit Falls First?  I submit that Watergate will not be the template for the multiple investigations being pursued in the present.  It seems highly likely to me that who and what gets taken down by the investigations is much less predictable than in the Watergate template, which distilled down to an escalating campaign of cover-ups and stonewalling which simply compounded the crimes previously committed.  I submit that the investigations launched with an implicit intent of bringing down selected targets may well end up destroying people and institutions that weren't in the crosshairs.  The reason why this seems so likely is that the entire status quo is corrupt:  the fraud, pay-to-play, lies and collusion are institutionalized and system-wide, and once some investigation drills a hole in the dam of secrecy and collusion, the hole may quickly widen as the fetid gush of hidden truths pours out.

FEC complaint accuses Clinton campaign, DNC of violating campaign finance law with dossier payments.  Hillary Clinton's campaign and the Democratic National Committee violated campaign finance law by failing to disclose payments for a dossier on Donald Trump, according to a complaint filed Wednesday [10/25/2017] with the Federal Election Commission.  The complaint from the nonprofit Campaign Legal Center said the Democrats effectively hid the payments from public scrutiny, contrary to the requirements of federal law.  By law, campaign and party committees must disclose the reason money is spent and its recipient.

What Did Hillary Know About the Trump Dossier — and When Did She Know It?  Leftist political scandals usually have two phases.  [#1] Complete and total denials  [#2] What's the big deal everyone does it (and you should have known we were lying to you.)  Obama successfully pulled off Step 2.  Hillary has been much worse at it.  And we're now officially in Step 2.  The Trump-Russia dossier at the heart of so much of the Russia narrative, whose provenance Fusion GPS, the smear artists behind it, worked so hard to conceal, turned out to have been paid for by Hillary Inc.  And more specifically by a Hillary lawyer who had once denied everything.  And now it's Step 2.  Of course we were behind the dossier all along.

The Russia Dossier Story:  A Perfect Storm of Clinton Deception, Media Irresponsibility, and Democratic Moral Blindness.  Remember that infamous Russian "dossier," the unverified document that BuzzFeed unceremoniously dumped into the public square earlier this year?  You might recall it as making a series of incredibly salacious and completely unproven accusations against the sitting president of the United States.  Well, it turns out that it was a piece of partisan opposition research, bought and paid for by the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee, both of which then denied having anything to do with it after the fact.

Dirty Hillary, Hoist by Her Own Petard.  The moment that a story starts hurting the Democrats the media loses interest in it.  This explains the media's ho-hum coverage of the confirmation that Hillary Clinton paid for the notorious [...] dossier a former British spy compiled in an attempt to blow up Donald Trump's candidacy.  Even the Washington Post seemed embarrassed by its own scoop, nonchalantly reporting the FBI's role in this sick farce in a few bland paragraphs deep in the story.  The Post's commentators and editorialists quickly moved into action, dismissing the story as insignificant.  The same pundits who pretended to tremble at dark forces outside the country trying to "tip the election" now say it is perfectly normal and even commendable that Hillary paid a foreign source to smear her opponent.

When the hunters become the hunted.  Republicans in Congress announced two new investigations Wednesday [10/25/2017], one to revisit Hillary's email scheme and the other, a cozy uranium deal by the Obama administration with Hillary, as secretary of State, pushing it along, to give the Russians effective control of 20 percent of the American supply of uranium, which is used in the manufacture of, among other things, nuclear weapons.

Clinton Emails, Trump Dossier, Russian Nukes:  All Point To Corruption In Obama's Justice Department.  [Scroll down]  We've also only recently learned, thanks to intrepid reporters at The Hill, that the FBI had a substantial amount of evidence showing that Russian nuclear officials had been involved in a number of illegal schemes designed to expand its nuclear business in the U.S. — which included bribery, extortion and racketeering.  Worse, they had all this before top Obama administration officials — including Hillary Clinton and Attorney General Eric Holder — signed off on a deal that gave Russia effective control of 20% of uranium in the U.S. by approving Russia's purchase of Uranium One.  Why didn't the FBI clang the warning bells before the administration signed off on that deal?  Well, it just happens that doing so would have been hugely embarrassing for Obama and Clinton, who were busy at the time making nice with the Russians with their "reset."  Did the FBI put politics ahead of law enforcement?

No, The "Russian Dossier" Did Not Begin With GOP it Began With Clinton, The DNC and the FBI.  There is a tremendous amount of obfuscation coming from democrats after the revelation that Hillary Clinton and the DNC paid Fusion GPS to contract Christoper Steele to create the now infamous "Dossier".  One of the most significant falsehoods is that the dossier origins began with an unknown GOP entity within the primary.  This narrative is entirely false.  The "Russian Dossier" did not begin assembly until after it was commissioned by Hillary Clinton and the DNC (June 2016).  Prior to that Fusion GPS was simply doing opposition research on behalf of a Trump opponent (stopped April 2016).

A Year of Clinton lies about the dossier exposed.  A Hillary Clinton campaign lawyer who launched what would become known as the anti-Trump 'dirty dossier' denied involvement in the project for a year as reporters pressed him for information.  Marc Elias brokered a deal between the Clinton camp, the Democratic National Committee and opposition research firm Fusion GPS to dig up dirt on the president while he was running for office.  But a pair of New York Times reporters said Tuesday night [10/24/2017] on Twitter that Elias and others involved had lied about their ties to the arrangement.

Do Private Uranium Investors Have a $3B Claim against Obama Administration Officials?  It appears that members of the Obama Administration may have used the extensive regulation and secrecy integral to US uranium operations to bankrupt a $3 billion private firm, and civil litigation, with very different and often more permissive rules of discovery and deposition, may be feasible as a mechanism of getting at the rot.

Hillary Clinton Russian Scandal Keeps Getting Worse.  On Tuesday [10/24/2017], two House investigative committees announced they would start looking into the questionable Uranium One deal that Clinton approved while serving as the nation's top diplomat — a deal that delivered effective control of 20% of the U.S.' uranium mining assets to Russia's state-owned Rosatom, and led to millions of dollars in "donations" to the family Clinton Foundation.  With the Senate already investigating this shady if not outright illegal deal, a spate of Russian-related investigations involving Hillary crony and former campaign Chairman John Podesta and his brother Tony, we may soon find out what's baloney and what's not.  But the growing body of evidence suggests possible crimes committed by Clinton and former President Bill Clinton through their power base and family enterprise, the Clinton Foundation. [...] This is just one of a number of scandals that Hillary Clinton has embroiled herself in over the last few years.

After Trump dossier revelation, FBI is next.  Investigators looking into the so-called "Trump dossier" were not surprised when news broke Tuesday night [10/24/2017] that the Hillary Clinton campaign and the DNC, working through the Democrats' law firm, Perkins Coie, financed the "salacious and unverified" compilation of allegations of Trump collusion with Russia in the 2016 presidential campaign.  (The "salacious and unverified" description comes from former FBI Director James Comey.)  There had been plenty of talk about the Democrats and Perkins Coie, so much that investigators almost assumed that was the case.  But it wasn't until the Washington Post broke the story that it was confirmed.

The Trump dossier was Clinton's dirtiest political trick.  [Scroll down]  The finding also raises the possibility that the dossier is what led the Obama White House to snoop on members of Trump's team, and leak the "unmasked" names to the anti-Trump media in a bid to help Clinton.  In short, we now have compelling evidence that the dossier was the largest and dirtiest dirty trick of the 2016 campaign.  And Clinton, who has played the victim card ever since her loss, was behind it the whole time.

The Hunt for Red November.  The Uranium One deal has been a powder keg since Peter Schweizer wrote about the scandal in the book Clinton Cash.  It's everything a scandal should be.  Corruption, illicit bribes, Russians influencing a deal to control stockpiles of Uranium for their own use.  Tucker Carlson reports there is an extremely credible witness that will testify how the Russians did collude with an American President.  Unfortunately for the left, it's the Obama Presidency they colluded with, Hillary Clinton being the chief conspirator.  This witness is said to have absolute proof of this collusion.  And the leftist mainstream American media is virtually silent.

GOP investigates Russian granted US entry by Obama administration while under FBI investigation for bribery.  The Obama administration awarded a visa allowing a top Russian nuclear executive to enter the United States after the FBI had already gathered substantial evidence he was involved in a racketeering scheme involving bribery, kickbacks, extortion and money laundering, court records show.  The records show TENEX executive Vadim Mikerin was engaged in illegal conduct as early as the fall of 2009, yet he was allowed to enter the country by the Obama administration with a L1 temporary work visa when he arrived in December 2011.

Clinton campaign, Dems helped fund research for Trump dossier: report.  A lawyer representing Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign, as well as the Democratic National Committee (DNC), helped fund research for the controversial dossier about President Trump's alleged connections to Russia, according to a new report.  The Washington Post reported Tuesday that Marc Elias, a lawyer representing the Clinton campaign and the DNC, retained Fusion GPS in April 2016 to continue investigating Trump's background.  Before that, a still unknown Republican donor funded the firm.

Manafort faces new investigation for money laundering: report.  President Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort is facing a new probe into possible money laundering, The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday [10/24/2017].  Sources told the newspaper that the Manhattan U.S. attorney's office is now pursuing an investigation into Manafort, adding to state and federal probes relating to the former Trump aide.  The investigation by the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York is being done in collaboration with special counsel Robert Mueller's own probe into possible laundering by Manafort, according to the Journal.

Clinton campaign, DNC paid for research that led to Russia dossier.  The Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee helped fund research that resulted in a now-famous dossier containing allegations about President Trump's connections to Russia and possible coordination between his campaign and the Kremlin, people familiar with the matter said.  Marc E. Elias, a lawyer representing the Clinton campaign and the DNC, retained Fusion GPS, a Washington firm, to conduct the research.  After that, Fusion GPS hired dossier author Christopher Steele, a former British intelligence officer with ties to the FBI and the U.S. intelligence community, according to those people, who spoke on the condition of anonymity.

Debunked? Hillary Clinton tries to laugh off questions about Uranium One.  Putting on her "congenital liar" hat, to use the late William Safire's memorable phrase, Hillary Clinton sought to dismiss the new revelations from The Hill last Tuesday which showed evidence of bribery, collusion and profiteering in her approval of a deal that enabled Russia to claim 20% of America's uranium supply. [...] Her denial has no details, no substance, just the colorful word 'baloney,' and nothing to disprove that she never engaged in quid pro quo to hand 20% of the U.S.'s uranium-producing capacity over to the Russians, in exchange for huge donations to her foundation.

Investigating the Investigators.  [Scroll down]  At this point, it would be silly to ask why there will be no more $145 million gifts from Russian interests to the Clinton Foundation (or from anyone, for that matter), or no more $500,000 fees for a single Bill Clinton speech.  Whereas the Clintons are always willing to sell something that properly belongs to the government, they are no longer in any position to negotiate anything and thus by their own financial standards have zero monetary value to the sorts who in the past were eager to buy them.

There's One Russia Scandal The Press Doesn't Want You To Know About.  By any objective measure, the story that The Hill broke on Tuesday was shocking.  According to documents unearthed by the news outlet, in 2009 the FBI had uncovered evidence of a sweeping, illegal Russian scheme to boost Vladimir Putin's atomic energy business, which included bribery, kickbacks, extortion and money laundering.  The FBI had also obtained an eyewitness account that Russian nuclear officials "had routed millions of dollars to the U.S. designed to benefit (the Clinton Foundation)."  That's eye-opening in and of itself.  But the findings are even more alarming when you understand the context.  While the FBI was learning about these illegal Russian activities, Russia's state-owned nuclear company Rosatom was trying to acquire mining rights to 20% of the uranium in the United States through its purchase of Canadian-based Uranium One.

Obama's FBI surprised as Bill Clinton took $500k from Russian bank while Hillary decided on uranium deal.  Democrats love to talk about Russia so you know what?  Let's talk about Russia.  I think it's time that we settle this once and for all.  Liberals try to accuse Trump of accepting help from Russia and Putin during the election, and according to them Russia represents everything that is evil, rude, crude, ugly, mean, and hateful.  Therefore, they are our mortal enemy and need to be destroyed at all costs.  But apparently this is a recent thing because Hillary and Bill Clinton were big fans of the Russians back in the day and I don't recall hearing a peep from them about that.

Mueller Now Investigating Democratic Lobbyist Tony Podesta.  Tony Podesta and the Podesta Group are now the subjects of a federal investigation being led by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, three sources with knowledge of the matter told NBC News.  The probe of Podesta and his Democratic-leaning lobbying firm grew out of Mueller's inquiry into the finances of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, according to the sources.

Clinton Uranium One deal:  FBI informant blocked by Obama-era AG can unlock key info, attorney says.  An informant for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is under a gag order that prevents him from testifying before the United States Congress that Russian nuclear officials were involved in fraudulent dealings in 2009 before the Uranium One deal was approved.  Former Attorney General Loretta Lynch blocked the informant from testifying last year and threatened criminal action against him if he were to do so.

So what was John Podesta's now-collapsed Russian green energy scheme really all about?  A Russian government-backed green energy company called Joule lost a lot of money as it collapsed in the wake of President Trump's "unexpected" election to president.  It had been literally banking on a Hillary Clinton electoral victory, according to a new investigative report from the Daily Caller, expecting that a Clinton presidency's renewable energy focus would be just the thing for the company's fortunes.  The plan flamed out when Trump was elected.  That made its ties with Clinton campaign manager John Podesta utterly worthless.  Joule had brought Podesta onboard as a board member from 2010 to 2013 to influence its fortunes.

Deny, Deny, Deny:  Hillary Clinton Claims New Uranium Scoops Are the 'Same Bologna'.  In an interview Monday with C-SPAN, Hillary Clinton denied that any of the new stories on Russian manipulation of the Clintons and the world uranium market are true.  In other words, any bad news about the Clintons is somehow... "fake news."  C-SPAN host Steve Scully noted Sean Hannity said this uranium story is the real Russian-collusion story.  "I would say it's the same bologna they've been peddling for years," Mrs. Clinton claimed, "and there's been no credible evidence by anyone.  In fact, it's been debunked repeatedly and will continue to be debunked."

Podesta news should rattle Dems on Russia.  The implicit argument from Democrats has been that their party lost a stunning upset in 2016 for the basic reason that the Republicans were more rotten.  The sometimes explicit accusation that Republicans colluded with Russian operatives is as much a self-consolation for Democrats as it is an attack on their rivals. [...] What Democrats have forgotten, however, is that political rightness and rottenness are relative.  With the news that Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team is on the scent of Tony Podesta, bag man and influence peddler extraordinaire, they are being reminded.

Hillary Calls Uranium One Stories 'Debunked'.  Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said the stories about her and former President Clinton helping Russia obtain drilling rights in the U.S. through Uranium One have been "debunked" and are just people peddling "bologna."  "I would say it's the same bologna they've been peddling for years, and there's been no credible evidence by anyone.  In fact, it's been debunked repeatedly and will continue to be debunked," Clinton said in an October interview with C-SPAN.

Mueller Investigates Podesta.  Once again, as in the case of Hillary and Uranium One, the search into alleged collusion between Team Trump and Russia has backfired with the announcement that Special Counsel Robert Mueller is investigating Tony Podesta, the brother of former Hillary Clinton campaign manager John Podesta, and the Podesta Group and its connections with Ukraine.  Even Robert Mueller and his team of Democratic donors and operatives sometimes go where the evidence really leads: [...]

Judge Jeanine on the Clintons: 'These people belong in jail'.  Much of the public already is skeptical of both the Clintons and media.  The media and Dems who throw themselves all in on the Clintons only accelerate the decline of their fortunes once the truth comes out.

Bill Clinton sought State's permission to meet with Russian nuclear official during Obama uranium decision.  As he prepared to collect a $500,000 payday in Moscow in 2010, Bill Clinton sought clearance from the State Department to meet with a key board director of the Russian nuclear energy firm Rosatom — which at the time needed the Obama administration's approval for a controversial uranium deal, government records show.  Arkady Dvorkovich, a top aide to then-Russian President Dmitri Medvedev and one of the highest-ranking government officials to serve on Rosatom's board of supervisors, was listed on a May 14, 2010, email as one of 15 Russians the former president wanted to meet during a late June 2010 trip, the documents show.

Hillary Clinton's Russian Ghost Stories.  For a decade, the FBI ran an operation called Ghost Stories to monitor and rip apart a deep-cover Russian agent network.  Ghost Stories tracked a ring Russian spies who lived between Boston and Washington, D.C., under false identities.  It was one of the FBI's most elaborate and successful counterintelligence operations in history.  After the FBI arrested 10 of the spies in June, 2010, Secretary of State Clinton worked feverishly to return the Russian agents to Moscow in a hastily arranged, lopsided deal with Putin.  It all happened as the uranium deal was in play:  An arrangement to provide Moscow's state Rosatom nuclear agency with 20 percent of American uranium capacity, with $145,000,000 to pour into the Clinton Family Foundation and its projects.  For the Clintons, the FBI's biggest counterintelligence bust in history couldn't have come at a worse time.

FBI Arrested Russian Spies Getting Close to Hillary Clinton in Lead-Up to Uranium One Deal.  In 2010, the FBI arrested ten Russian spies as part of "Operation Ghost Stories."  According to a top FBI official, the agency had to act quickly because the "deep cover" agents had come very close to "a sitting US cabinet member."  They had already infiltrated then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's inner circle, befriending a Democratic fundraiser close to Clinton.  Clinton's Russian connections have attracted more scrutiny following recent revelations of an FBI investigation into Russian company Rosatom, which gained control of 20 percent of U.S. uranium in the 2010 Uranium One deal.

Why is Jeff Sessions hiding the Uranium One informant?  Perhaps as startling as the revelation that the FBI was investigating the Hillary Clinton/Russia/Uranium One collusion and that key figures like Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, Special Counsel Robert Mueller and Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe knew about it and said nothing, is the refusal by Attorney General Jeff Sessions to remove the non-disclosure agreement gag order on the FBI informant who arguably could put Bill and Hillary Clinton and a few others in federal prison.  It was said the Jeff Sessions recused himself from all things Russian because of election campaign conflicts but is it really because he thought it would insulate him from having to divulge what he knew about Uranium One and the people who at the very least knew about the deal, some who approved the deal, including past and present members of the FBI, the DOJ, and Special Counsel Robert Miller's team?  Is Jeff Sessions part of the Uranium One cover-up?

Bill Clinton sought State's permission to meet with Russian nuclear official during Obama uranium decision.  As he prepared to collect a $500,000 payday in Moscow in 2010, Bill Clinton sought clearance from the State Department to meet with a key board director of the Russian nuclear energy firm Rosatom — which at the time needed the Obama administration's approval for a controversial uranium deal, government records show.  Arkady Dvorkovich, a top aide to then-Russian President Dmitri Medvedev and one of the highest-ranking government officials to serve on Rosatom's board of supervisors, was listed on a May 14, 2010, email as one of 15 Russians the former president wanted to meet during a late June 2010 trip, the documents show.

Obama Administration, Hillary Clinton Covered Up Their Deep, Corrupt Ties To Russia.  This week, IBD discussed new reports from the Daily Caller, The Hill and Circa.com, of how the Russians, through their state nuclear company Rosatom, engaged in a campaign of bribery, extortion, money laundering and racketeering to gain control over U.S. nuclear assets in the private sector.  Aided by an American informant, the FBI gathered a mountain of evidence that showed, for instance, that Russia had corrupted an American uranium trucking company through bribes.  But that was the least of it.  As The Hill reported, eyewitness accounts and documents indicate that the Russian nuclear pirates spent millions of dollars to "benefit former President Bill Clinton's charitable foundation."

FBI Informant In Russia Bribery Case Threatened With Jail Time If He Talks.  In recent days, news of a massive bribery scandal, involving the Clintons, the Obama White House, and Russia has emerged.  The latest involves a U.S. businessman, working undercover for the FBI, who was prevented from disclosing what he knew to U.S. lawmakers.  According to a new report at The Hill, he wasn't just prevented from telling what he knew about the Russian nuclear industry's efforts to influence the Obama administration, as well as the Clintons.  He was threatened with jail time if he talked, by Obama's Department of Justice.

Schweizer: Hillary Claim of Lack of Awareness on Uranium One Deal 'Stretches Credulity,' Investigation Warranted.  Wednesday [10/18/2017] on Fox News Channel's "Tucker Carlson Tonight," Breitbart News senior editor-at-large Peter Schweizer, author of "Clinton Cash:  The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich," discussed the Clintons' involvement with the Uranium One deal.  That deal allocated Russia 20 percent of the United States' strategic uranium reserves.  Hillary Clinton, who was secretary of state at the time of the U.S. government's approval of the deal, has denied involvement in that approval process.  That claim according to Schweizer "stretches credulity" and warrants an investigation.

AG Sessions Could Lift Gag Order on Informant in Clinton-Russia-Uranium Probe.  Attorney General Jeff Sessions could lift the gag order on an informant who helped investigate Russian bribery and money laundering in 2009-2014 — a case involving uranium and national security — according to the informant's attorney, Victoria Toensing, founding partner of the law firm diGenova & Toensing in Washington, D.C.  As the case wound down, the FBI directed the informant to sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA), which prohibited him from speaking about the case to members of Congress.  Special Counsel Robert Mueller was the FBI director during the bulk of the investigation; James Comey became director in September 2013.  According to Toensing, the Department of Justice, under the Obama administration, told the informant that if he violated the NDA, "he would lose his liberty."  Toensing told CNSNews.com that she had never heard of an NDA "that had a criminal penalty for violation," and that the penalty is "usually monetary."

This Former Trump Campaign Adviser Is A 'Person Of Interest' In Senate Intel's Russia Probe.  A little-known adviser on the Trump campaign is a "person of interest" in the Senate Intelligence Committee's investigation into Russian interference in the presidential campaign.  North Carolina Sen. Richard Burr, the chairman of the Senate panel, told BuzzFeed that George Papadopoulos, a short-lived member of the campaign's foreign policy team, is "definitely a person of interest" in the committee's probe.  Virginia Sen. Mark Warner, the Democratic vice chairman of the committee, echoed Burr's statement, saying that the committee hopes to interview Papadopoulos, who was an adviser to Ben Carson's campaign before joining the Trump team last March.

Hillary Clinton's Russian Ghost Stories.  For a decade, the FBI ran an operation called Ghost Stories to monitor and rip apart a deep-cover Russian agent network.  Ghost Stories tracked a ring Russian spies who lived between Boston and Washington, D.C., under false identities.  It was one of the FBI's most elaborate and successful counterintelligence operations in history.  After the FBI arrested 10 of the spies in June, 2010, Secretary of State Clinton worked feverishly to return the Russian agents to Moscow in a hastily arranged, lopsided deal with Putin.  It all happened as the uranium deal was in play:  An arrangement to provide Moscow's state Rosatom nuclear agency with 20 percent of American uranium capacity, with $145,000,000 to pour into the Clinton Family Foundation and its projects.

How Corrupt Are American Institutions?  In 2009, the Obama Justice Department began investigating a Russian plan to expand Russia's atomic energy business by acquiring uranium in the United States.  Through bribery, kickbacks, money laundering and extortion, the Russians were able to acquire 20% of the uranium mining rights in the United States.  Shareholders in the Russian firm Rosatom funneled $145 million to the Clinton Foundation in the months leading up to the Obama administration's approval of the transaction.  The sale was officially approved in 2010 by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), whose members included both Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Attorney General Eric Holder.  Apparently neither Holder nor Clinton informed the other members of the committee just what an historic act of corruption they were participants to. [...] The government informant at the heart of the case was (and remains) forbidden to speak to Congress by an Obama Justice Department gag order (that gag order has yet to be lifted by the Trump Justice Department).  If this story is true, then all our worst fears have been confirmed, and we are indeed living in a banana republic, with one set of rules for the rich and powerful, and another set of rules for everybody else.

What did Robert Mueller Know and When Did He Know It?  If evidence of bribery, kickbacks, extortion, and money laundering in the Uranium One affair are not grounds for a special prosecutor assigned to investigate Hillary Clinton, what is?  Rosenstein and Mueller, by their silence on this investigation hidden from Congress and the American people, are unindicted coconspirators in Hillary's crimes and should be terminated immediately.  One can understand the Obama Justice Department covering up and slow-waking this investigation, but what about the Trump DOJ and our missing-in-action Attorney General Jeff Sessions?  Was this the reason Democrats were hot-to-trot on him recusing himself from all things Russian?  How could Rosenstein sit before Congress and not say anything, only to appoint Mueller to investigate Team Trump?  Rosenstein and Mueller are poster children for duplicity and corruption.

New Connections Made Between Uranium Deal, Obama Administration.  New connections are being made between the Obama administration and a Russian uranium deal.  According to an article in "The Hill," the FBI had evidence the deal involved bribing truckers who were transporting uranium in the U.S.  The Justice Department — run by then Attorney General Eric Holder at the time — claimed it was investigating the allegations.

Now We Know.  One of the mysteries of the election campaign has been the ongoing Russian hacking conspiracy nonsense that was forced on us by the Democrats after the election. [...] Even if it was just a distraction to shift the focus from the problems of the Democrats, it is a one week story at best.  Yet, it went on and on, forcing Trump to appoint a special prosecutor to chase ghosts and phantoms that could not possibly exist. [...] Well, we may now have an answer.  It may simply have been the old Progressive tactic of preemptively accusing others of something they are doing.  The Hill is reporting that the FBI had stumbled onto a plot that looks a lot like bribery by the Russians to, wait for it, get the Clinton's support in their efforts to grow their nuclear business inside the US.

Barrasso Seeks Documents Related to Russia Uranium Investigation.  Sen. John Barrasso (R., Wyo.) is asking the Department of Justice for documents related to the FBI's investigation into the Russia-Uranium One deal, which found evidence of Russian officials engaging in bribery, kickbacks, and millions of dollars flowing to the Clinton Foundation before the deal was approved by the U.S. government.  Barrasso has been raising concerns about the deal, which ultimately gave Russia control of 20 percent of the U.S. uranium supply, since 2010.  The Obama administration ignored the senator's requests for documents after the New York Times reported on Bill Clinton's six-figure speaking fees in Moscow to a Kremlin-linked investment bank, and Uranium One donated $2.35 million to the Clinton Foundation while the deal was awaiting approval from the State Department, then run by his wife, Hillary Clinton.

The Uranium One Scandal Is Exploding.  The Russia/Obama/Clinton scandal that goes generally under the name of Uranium One is getting harder for the liberal press to cover up. [...] The original story goes back to Peter Schweizer's Clinton Cash.  The scandal is a blockbuster, perhaps the worst involving Barack Obama, Eric Holder's corrupt Department of Justice, and Bill and Hillary Clinton.

FBI sat on evidence of Russian bribery plot as US uranium reserves signed over to Russia.  A blockbuster story in The Hill yesterday is being given the silent treatment by the mainstream media.  That won't last for long. [...] The FBI under Robert Mueller and the Department of Justice under Eric Holder and his U.S. attorney Rosenstein allowed a strategic natural resource to slip into the control of a rival hostile power and declined to act on corruption investigations into the Clintons — all while keeping Congress and the public in the dark about the unfolding crime involving the highest levels of politics.

Team Obama's stunning cover-up of Russian crimes.  It turns out the Obama administration knew the Russians were engaged in bribery, kickbacks and extortion in order to gain control of US atomic resources — yet still OK'd that 2010 deal to give Moscow control of one-fifth of America's uranium.  This reeks.  Peter Schweizer got onto part of the scandal in his 2015 book, "Clinton Cash": the gifts of $145 million to the Clinton Foundation, and the $500,000 fee to Bill for a single speech, by individuals involved in a deal that required Hillary Clinton's approval.  The New York Times confirmed and followed up on Schweizer's reporting — all of it denounced by Hillary as a partisan hit job.

Hillary implicated in Russia probe.  The Hill and Circa media have broken a story the FBI spent years investigating — and actually sent someone to jail over — involving bribery, blackmail and corruption by Russians who wanted to buy up a big chunk of the world's uranium, located here in North America.  We've known for a while that then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton both approved the deal and her family foundation received millions of dollars from Russians backing the deal.  That's one reason the nickname "Crooked Hillary" stuck.  What we didn't know until now is that "the FBI had evidence as early as 2009 that Russian operatives used bribes, kickbacks and other dirty tactics to expand Moscow's atomic energy footprint in the U.S.," according to Fox News.  Not only did Hillary's State Department approve Russia's purchase of Uranium One — handing 20 percent of the U.S. uranium supply over to allies of Vladimir Putin — but the Obama FBI and Department of Justice let it happen unchallenged.  All while the Clinton Foundation collected millions in "donations" from these Russians, and Bill Clinton was paid $500,000 by a Russian investment bank to give a speech in Moscow.

Morning Joe Attacks Trump For Drawing Attention to Blackout of Clinton-Uranium Scandal.  On Thursday's [10/19/2017] Morning Joe, after days of ignoring The Hill's latest reporting confirming an extensive racketeering scheme organized by Russian government officials that appeared to directly benefit Bill and Hillary Clinton, the show finally decided to cover the story.  However, instead of getting worked up about unethical or possibly illegal Clinton-Russian collusion, hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski, along with Democratic Senators Tim Kaine and Michael Bennet, attacked Trump for tweeting about the new revelations and accused him of undermining American democratic institutions.

Let the Russian-crimes whistleblower testify.  A key informant in the Russian bribery and extortion scheme to gain control of US atomic resources wants to tell Congress what he knows — but is legally barred from doing so.  That's the latest bombshell to emerge from The Hill's exposés this week that the Obama administration knew all about the scheme yet still OK'd a deal to give Moscow control of one-fifth of US uranium.  Moreover, the unidentified informant tried to tell his story by filing a lawsuit during last year's campaign — but was squelched by the Obama Justice Department.  According to his lawyer, Reagan-era Justice official Victoria Toensing, the informant was pressured into signing a nondisclosure agreement that forbids him from revealing anything about the case and was threatened last year with criminal charges if he violated it.

Judge Napolitano:  New evidence will lead DOJ to Hillary Clinton indictment.  Judge Andrew Napolitano, Fox News senior judicial analyst, weighed in on the report, telling FOX Business' Stuart Varney on "Varney & Co.," "The significance is an FBI acknowledgement that Huma Abedin, Mrs. Anthony Weiner, when she had a top security clearance as the number two assistant to Hillary Clinton when Hillary was Secretary of State, regularly sent copies of sensitive material to her own laptop so she could look at it at night, either knowing or forgetting that her husband had access to it as well."  Napolitano said this gives insight into the State Department's casual approach to top secret documents under Hillary Clinton.

Obama, Hillary and Mueller Implicated in Monstrous Russian Bribery Scandal.  Yes, I said it:  the Russian government and its proxies were involved in all types of collusion with actors in the U.S.  It turns out, though, that said actors included Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and then FBI-director Robert Mueller.  They knew the Russians were leveraging bribes, kickbacks and extortion to gain control of America's uranium.  Which they did.

Senate Investigates Russia, Hillary Clinton, Obama, Uranium And Bribes — And It's About Time.  We now know, thanks to an investigation by The Hill, that the Russian scandal's roots go far deeper than first thought, extending all the way to the start of the Obama administration.  Many people seemed to know about it:  Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Attorney General Eric Holder and, even, President Obama himself.  Now, a Senate committee wants to know how much they knew, and why no one stopped the criminal behavior.  The scandal over Russia has suddenly, weirdly morphed from being about "Russian meddling" in the 2016 election to actual criminal behavior by Russian nuclear industry officials who were involved in bribes, extortion, kickbacks and money laundering here in the U.S. — all part of Russian leader Vladimir Putin's efforts to elbow his way into the U.S. uranium market.

Massive criminal conspiracy unravels:  Hillary Clinton took $145M from Russians to sell out the U.S. uranium supply to America's enemies.  We have truly reached the point in American history where criminal indictments need to be immediately leveled against James Comey, Loretta Lynch, Eric Holder, Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, Robert Mueller and a dozen other high-ranking officials who are now known to have been complicit in one of the most treasonous criminal cover-ups in American history.  Although the entire left-wing media is running a campaign of complete silence on this story, the rest of the media is now widely reporting that, under President Obama, the FBI had documented an exhaustive trail of corruption, bribery and treason that involved Hillary Clinton, State Department corruption and Russia-linked mining companies that acquired rights to U.S. uranium supplies.

CNN Hides Massive Russian Bribery Scandal Involving Hillary, Mueller and Obama.  A day after The Hill reporters revealed a stunning bribery plot involving the Russian government and members of the Obama administration, our modern day Pravda — you may know it as "CNN" — decided its audience didn't actually need to know that inconsequential bit of breaking news.  Sure, they cover the usual litany of anti-Trump stories.  But searching its front page for the word "Russia" revealed only one reference.

Bombshell Revelations About Russia and Obama's Department of Justice.  These extraordinary revelations, apparently from frustrated FBI agents, were published in The Hill today [10/17/2017].  The corruption they suggest is extensive: [...] All of this was known before the Obama/Clinton State Department approved the controversial transfer of US uranium assets to Russia.  But the Obama/Holder Justice Department did nothing.

Clinton Foundation's Own Internal Audit Admits They Lied To The IRS.  An internal audit commissioned by the Clinton Foundation in 2011 revealed that the Clinton's family charity may have misled the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) when it claimed, under penalty of perjury, that it was enforcing a policy against conflicts of interest.  The audit — apparently requested by Chelsea Clinton, revealed by Wikileaks, and postedby the Daily Caller — was conducted by the law firm Simpson Thatcher & Bartlett.  It addressed deficiencies in the Clinton Foundation's structure and oversight, including the potential for conflicts of interest due to the Hillary Clinton's role as Secretary of State.

Uranium One Means Mueller Must Recuse Himself from Russia Probe.  Virtually whatever [Robert] Mueller has to say about his involvement or non-involvement in this metastasizing scandal, he must recuse himself immediately for the most obvious reasons of propriety and appearance.  Frankly, it's outrageous that he, Ron Rosenstein, or anyone who even touched the Uranium One investigation now be involved with the current probe — unless the real name of the FBI is actually the NKVD.  This is not how a democracy is supposed to work, even remotely.  Forget transparency — this was deliberate occlusion.  The collusion Trump & Co have been accused of is chickenfeed compared to twenty percent of U.S. uranium ending up in Putin's hands under the aegis of Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and Eric Holder, the latter two members of CFIUS (the inter-agency committee that reviews the transfer of U.S. companies to foreign entities and was then chaired by Timothy Geithner).

How Much Did Mueller and Rosenstein Know about Uranium One?  Back in July, I called for a criminal investigation into Hillary Clinton's collusion with Russia to turn over control of 20 percent of our uranium supplies to Russian interests in return for some $145 million in donation to the Clinton Foundation.  Now it turns out that there was one, an FBI investigation dating back to 2009, with current Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller up to their eyeballs in covering up evidence of Hillary's collusion, bordering on treason, with Vladimir Putin's Russia.

Report: FBI Uncovers Confirmation of Hillary Clinton's Corrupt Uranium Deal with Russia.  New evidence has emerged to confirm Peter Schweizer's account in his bestselling book Clinton Cash about the corrupt tactics behind former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's approval of Russia's purchase of 20 percent of U.S. uranium.

FBI uncovered Russian bribery plot before Obama administration approved controversial nuclear deal with Moscow.  Federal agents used a confidential U.S. witness working inside the Russian nuclear industry to gather extensive financial records, make secret recordings and intercept emails as early as 2009 that showed Moscow had compromised an American uranium trucking firm with bribes and kickbacks in violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, FBI and court documents show.  They also obtained an eyewitness account — backed by documents — indicating Russian nuclear officials had routed millions of dollars to the U.S. designed to benefit former President Bill Clinton's charitable foundation during the time Secretary of State Hillary Clinton served on a government body that provided a favorable decision to Moscow, sources told The Hill.

From Russia To Hillary:  Bribes, Extortion, Uranium and Lies.  Hillary is demanding to know the truth about Trump and Russia.  The truth is that every accusation about Russian ties that Hillary and her associates have hurled at President Trump is really true of the Clintons.

The Clinton cover-up, brought to you by the same guys who are investigating Trump.  [N]ew evidence appears to show that Hillary Clinton used her office as Secretary of State to confer benefits to Russia in exchange for millions of dollars in donations to her foundation and cash to her husband.  But there's more.  It seems it was all covered up for years by the same three people who are now involved in the investigation of President Donald Trump over so-called Russian "collusion."

Grassley probes Clinton 'conflicts of interest' amid new questions in Russia uranium deal.  A top Senate Republican is probing potential "conflicts of interest" for Hillary Clinton and the Obama administration regarding the 2010 approval of a controversial uranium deal with a Russian company, amid new details about donations from "interested parties" and an FBI corruption probe involving employees of the same Russian firm.  "This committee has an obligation to get to the bottom of this issue," Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, said Wednesday, at the start of a hearing with Attorney General Jeff Sessions.  The Hill reported a day earlier that the FBI had evidence as early as 2009 that Russian operatives used bribes, kickbacks and other dirty tactics to expand Moscow's atomic energy footprint in the U.S. — but the Obama administration approved the uranium deal benefiting Moscow anyway.

Russia tables turn, roping Clinton, Obama, Holder, not Trump.  The tables have turned and what was once the media's favorite message — President Donald Trump colluded with Russia to steal the election — has now grown silent.  Apparently, it's Bill and Hillary Clinton who've been doing the behind-scenes and suspicious dealings with Russia all along.  Oh, and perhaps others in the Barack Obama administration, too.

Senate Judiciary opens probe into Obama-era Russian nuclear bribery case.  The Senate Judiciary Committee has launched a probe into a Russian nuclear bribery case, demanding several federal agencies disclose whether they knew the FBI had uncovered the corruption before the Obama administration in 2010 approved a controversial uranium deal with Moscow.  Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), the committee chairman, on Wednesday [10/18/2017] raised the issue in public during questioning of Attorney General Jeff Sessions during an oversight hearing.  The senator cited a series of The Hill stories that showed the FBI had evidence that Russian nuclear officials were involved in a racketeering scheme as early as 2009, well before the uranium deal was approved.

Russia Paid Clintons MILLIONS While Obama DOJ Kept Deal Secret.  This comes from the left-leaning The Hill so as bad as it already sounds here, it is likely much-much worse.

What Did Mueller Know?  New Documents Show Clinton-Russia Scandal Dwarfs Anything on Trump's Side.  Contrary to the Left's favorite narrative, any Russia scandal has always been worse for Hillary Clinton than for Donald Trump.  Recent revelations confirmed this Tuesday, and even implicated the special prosecutor at the center of the Trump-Russia investigation, former FBI director Robert Mueller.  In 2010, the Obama administration approved a controversial deal giving Russian company Rosatom partial control of Canadian mining company Uranium One (and with it 20 percent of U.S. uranium), just as Russians paid former president Bill Clinton for speeches and Hillary Clinton was secretary of State.  To make matters worse, the FBI had already gathered evidence of Russian corruption in the U.S. but kept it secret just when it would have mattered most, The Hill reported Tuesday [10/17/2017].

The REAL Russia scandal is a Democrat problem.  As the Obama administration rubber-stamped deals giving the Russians massive control over U.S. uranium supplies, the Justice Department had a mountain of evidence suggesting collusion between Secretary of State Clinton and Russian business interests.  And no one said a word.

The Real Russian Influence:  Massive Bribery Scheme Before Obama Admin Approved Uranium Sale.  Some will claim "this is old news!"  Au contraire, it highlights that anyone screeching about Russia Russia Russia in relation to Trump should take a hard look at Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and his administration[.] [...] This is all icing on the cake regarding what Team Obama was doing with Uranium One, and how Hillary, Bill, and their foundation profited heavily from the sale.  It shows how Team Obama ignored what the Russians were doing, which had national security implications.

New Investigation Links Hillary And Mueller And Others To Russia.  [Scroll down]  Usually, [The Department of] Justice and the FBI publicize crimes where Russian financiers are convicted of bribery, buying a controlling interest in the US production of uranium, and gifting politicians large sums of money.  In this case:  crickets.  Not just crickets but mute crickets.  Then the FBI and Justice tried to hide the investigation from Congress and keep it tightly compartmented inside the FBI and Justice:

Obama's Russian collusionThe Hill's release of information on the collusion between American corporate interests, U.S. government agencies and Russia seems to be all-new material.  The text outlines the failure of the U.S. government under Obama to take account of information generated by the FBI on attempts by Russia to gain a financial advantage in the U.S. nuclear industry.  "The Swamp" is reflected in the matter of Rosatom at every angle from which it can be viewed.  While Rosatom has been in the news before, nothing has brought it to the level of significance seen in these primary documents and the specificity of the charges found in the text of the article.  Deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein should be summarily fired, along with anyone else who touched these papers above the level of the FBI. The responsible individuals must be dragged into the court system where their actions can at the very least become part of the public record.

Obama's DOJ slow-walked probe despite national security concerns.  Despite extensive information as early as 2009 that Moscow had compromised an American uranium trucking firm and that Russian nuclear officials had routed millions of dollars to benefit former President Bill Clinton's charitable foundation, Hillary Clinton's State Department and other government agencies on the Committee on Foreign Investment (including Attorney General Eric Holder) unanimously approved the partial sale of the Canadian mining company, Uranium One, to the Russian nuclear giant Rosatom in October 2010.  Multiple current and former government officials told The Hill they did not know whether the FBI or DOJ ever alerted committee members to the apparent Russian criminal activity.  Likewise, major congressional figures were also kept in the dark.

New Clinton Foundation scandal.  The FBI was investigating a plot involving Russian kickbacks and bribes before the Obama administration gave a green light to a Moscow-controlled company gaining control of U.S. uranium production, it was reported Tuesday [10/17/2017].  The deal, which won agency approval in 2010, allowed Rosatom, the Russian atomic energy agency, gain control of U.S. uranium stockpiles.  The State Department, then run by Hillary Clinton, and a special committee were required to sign off on the deal, since it led to Russia gaining control of one-fifth of U.S. uranium supplies and production.

Confirmed: Mueller Team Can Be Disbarred For Clinton Conflicts In Trump Case.  A top national attorney in consultation with U.S. attorneys confirmed to Big League Politics that special counsel Robert Mueller and members of his team can be formally disbarred for waging the "Russia" case against President Donald Trump.  Mueller and his associates have glaring conflicts of interest in the case concerning Trump.  Mueller's team is tainted not only by partisan political donations and activities, but by direct relationships with former clients like Hillary Clinton, who is integrally involved in most of the possible evidence in this case.  These conflicts clearly violate American Bar Association guidelines.  Hillary Clinton colluded with the Russians in selling them our uranium.  Clinton handpicked Mueller to give a sample of uranium to the Russians, and Mueller subsequently flew to Moscow, according to publicly available documents.

New Evidence in Russia/Uranium/Clinton Foundation Scandal, Will Nets Report?  On October 17 The Hill's John Solomon and Alison Spann reported that "Before the Obama administration had approved a controversial deal in 2010 giving Moscow control of a large swath of American uranium, the FBI had gathered substantial evidence that Russian nuclear industry officials were engaged in bribery, kickbacks, extortion and money laundering designed to grow Vladimir Putin's atomic energy business inside the United States, according to government documents and interviews."

The Other Russia Scandal.  On Tuesday, The Hill revealed that FBI and court documents allege that the Clintons, the Clinton Foundation, and the Clinton-led State Department under Barack Obama do not have clean hands when it comes to dealings with Moscow.  The Hill reporters John Solomon and Alison Spann's inquiry found that the FBI began investigating an effort by the Russian government to infiltrate the American nuclear materials industry as early as 2009.  "Russian nuclear industry officials were engaged in bribery, kickbacks, extortion and money laundering designed to grow Vladimir Putin's atomic energy business inside the United States," they reported.  These reporters were privy to documents revealing the scope of the FBI's operation, which was extensive and supported the allegation that Moscow had "compromised" a Uranium trucking firm.  All of this took place before the Russian energy firm Rosatom secured its first 17 percent stake in the American nuclear materials extraction company Uranium One in 2009.

Yes, The Russia Scandal Is Real — And It Involves Hillary Clinton.  For well over a year now, the progressive left in the Democratic Party have tried hard to sell the idea that, a) Russia meddled in our election, and, b) that it was to the detriment of Hillary Clinton.  After nearly a year and a half of investigating, neither appears true.  What is true, and now documented, is that Hillary Clinton and her family foundation both benefited handsomely from Russian corruption.

FBI Uncovered Russian Bribery Plot Before Obama Approved Uranium One Deal, Netting Clintons Millions.  As the mainstream media continues to obsess over $100,000 worth Facebook ads allegedly purchased by Russian spies in 2016 seeking to throw the presidential election, we're almost certain they'll ignore the much larger Russian bombshell dropped today in the form of newly released FBI documents that reveal for the very first time that the Obama administration was well aware of illegal bribery, extortion and money laundering schemes being conducted by the Russians to get a foothold in the atomic energy business in the U.S. before approving a deal that handed them 20% of America's uranium reserves... and resulted in a windfall of donations to the Clinton Foundation.

Networks Censor Latest Bombshell on Russia/Uranium/Clinton Scandal.  New revelations that the FBI uncovered a Russian bribery plot before the Obama administration approved a nuclear deal with Moscow, that involved millions of kickback money to the Clinton Foundation, have been utterly ignored by the Big Three (ABC, CBS, NBC) network evening or morning shows, since the story broke early Tuesday [10/17/2016].  In fact, the network evening shows have only spent only 3 minutes and 1 second on the Clinton Foundation scandal in more than two years.  The latest developments in the Russia/Uranium/Clinton scandal were first reported, on Tuesday, by The Hill's John Solomon and Alison Spann.

We won't give back a cent of Harvey Weinstein's tainted $250,000 says the Clinton Foundation.  The Clinton Foundation told DailyMail.com it will not return as much as $250,000 in donations from Harvey Weinstein, saying on Sunday [10/15/2017] the money had already been spent on the organization's programs and used for charitable purposes.

Hillary & Harvey:  Birds of a feather.  Harvey Weinstein has been exposed in the media as the sexual predator he is, and Hillary Clinton has been exposed as the craven money-grubber she is; money over morality is the mantra she lives by.  These people, the D.C. and Hollywood elite, live by different rules, rules under which faith, hope, and love have no place, no place at all.  They are about two things and two things only:  power and money.  And the two species feed off each other.  The entertainment industry wants and craves the deference of Democrat elites.  The D.C. Democrat establishment relies on the financial magnanimity of the film and television crowd, from the studio heads to the actors.  That is a lot of people with a lot of money, all of whom have an inflated view of their own importance on the world stage.  None of these folks ever gives a thought to the hopes, dreams, or concerns of citizens who live between the coasts or exist outside their own privileged bubbles.

Oh Puh-Lease!  Noble Hillary 'Disgusted', Donating Weinstein Funds To Charity.  Who would have thunk it?  I mean, it's not like she is married to Slick Willy himself, and scared his victims into silence or anything, right?  Right?  Hillary Clinton said in an interview on Wednesday, "Well, there's no one to give it back to.  What other people are saying, what my former colleagues are saying, is that they're going to donate it to charity, and of course I will do that."

Clinton's Campaign Will Return Weinstein Money, But Her Family Foundation Remains Silent.  Hillary Clinton told CNN's Fareed Zakaria that she would donate the money Harvey Weinstein contributed to her political campaigns following accusations that Weinstein sexually harassed and assualted women for years, but Clinton did not say whether the Clinton Foundation would be following a similar course of action.  It took five days before Clinton responded to The New York Times' reports about Weinstein's exploits.  Clinton's silence was notable because Weinstein had raised around $1.5 million for Clinton's various political campaigns over the years.

According to the FEC, Clinton received exactly $1,492,673.45 from Weinstein since 1999.
Hillary Clinton Says She Can't Know Exactly How Much She Got From Harvey Weinstein.  We Can Help.  [Scroll down]  The Federal Election Commission keeps a handy database that tracks every check written to a political campaign.  According to the FEC, Weinstein hit the FEC's maximum in donating to Hillary Clinton's 2016 Presidential campaign directly ($5,400 in two separate $2,700 donations) and gave an additional $33,000 to Hillary's PAC, the Hillary Victory Fund.  So, we can give her the amount, right down to the penny.  If Clinton wanted to return or "re-donate" the exact amount Weinstein personally gave to her 2016 campaign, she'd simply need to write a $38,990.45 check.  She should make sure to include that 45 cents.  We can even go further back — all the way to 1999 — to track every last donation Weinstein made to Hillary Clinton at any level for any campaign.

Hillary's Phony "Shock" At Weinstein Scandal.  It's often useful to follow the money, especially when it comes to the Clintons.  Since 1995, Harvey Weinstein gave in the range of $50,000 to Hillary Clinton's presidential and Senate campaigns, including to a joint fund with the Democratic National Committee in 2016.  Weinstein bundled contributions from other donors to Hillary's campaign and hosted at least two fundraisers for her 2016 presidential campaign.  On one such occasion, about $1.8 million was raised from the 50 guests who attended a shindig in Weinstein's New York City residence.  Weinstein is also reported to have donated somewhere between $100,000 and $250,000 to the Clinton Foundation, according to its website.

The Left's Collusion with Harvey Weinstein.  [Scroll down]  The friendship between the Clintons and Weinstein isn't a mystery either.  Naturally, Hillary, usually quick off the draw on Twitter about current events, fell silent over the weekend.  Weinstein had hosted countless birthday parties and fundraisers for her.  Bill Clinton and Harvey Weinstein were of course boon companions, with Bill showing his esteem in among other ways by letting the mogul interview him on CNN and confer upon him awards at LGBT events.

Harvey Weinstein should force media to admit Hillary Clinton is not a feminist icon.  It's out in the open now that Hollywood giant Harvey Weinstein has a rancid history of behaving inappropriately with women, confirming what many people suspected but the national media never admitted:  Hillary Clinton isn't a feminist icon.  For someone so heralded by the media as an example of female empowerment, Clinton is close with a lot of abusers.  An extensive report published Thursday by the New York Times cited several women by name, including actress Ashley Judd, who claim to have been sexually harassed by Weinstein.

Hollywood Reporter:  Weinstein sure puts the Obamas, Clintons in a pickle, eh?  Why yes, yes he does, and the source for this seems remarkable, too.  The Hollywood Reporter has a track record of remarkable balance, so it's not a case of arguing against interests.  However, its status as a significant part of the entertainment media industry will force the question of culpability to the forefront, especially given Harvey Weinstein's prominence in campaigns for the two dominant forces in Democratic politics over the last quarter-century: [...]

Clinton Never Returned Donations From Owner of Site Linked to Underage Prostitution.  Hillary Clinton's campaign appears not to have returned or donated to charity the more than $5,000 in contributions from the former co-owner of a website linked to underage prostitution and whose donations have backed a number of current and former Democratic politicians into a corner.  Controversy surrounding donations from the owners of Backpage.com, an online classified website that has come under fire from politicians including Sen. Kamala Harris (D., Calif.), has forced a number of politicians — particularly in the state of Arizona — to return or donate the tainted contributions.  Jim Larkin, a former co-owner of Backpage, gave a $5,400 contribution on July 26, 2016, to the Hillary Victory Fund, a joint fundraising effort between the Clinton campaign, the Democratic National Committee (DNC), and more than 30 state Democratic parties.  The money was then transferred to Hillary for America, Clinton's campaign committee.

Jason Chaffetz drops bombshell, says Sessions refuses to prosecute Obama, Clinton crimes.  While appearing as a guest on Fox News Saturday night [9/30/2017], former Rep. Jason Chaffetz dropped a bombshell, telling Judge Jeanine Pirro that Attorney General Jeff Sessions refuses to pursue "major" cases involving former President Barack Obama or 2016 Democrat presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.  "Barack Obama and his administration did things that if we did we'd all be in jail right now," Pirro said, highlighting her long legal career.

Hillary Clinton's Lawyer Helped Facebook Avoid Political Ad Disclosures.  The top lawyer for Hillary Clinton's failed presidential campaign helped Facebook avoid political advertisement disclosures years prior to acting as her general counsel, according to a new report.  Facebook's ad disclosure has become a major focus of the media in recent weeks after it was revealed that Russians had bought $100,000 worth of advertisements leading up to the 2016 presidential elections.  Marc Elias, a partner at the D.C.-based Perkins Coie law firm who acted as Clinton's top campaign lawyer, was part of a legal team that represented Facebook in 2011 as they fought against adding disclosures on political ads on their platform in front of the Federal Election Commission (FEC).

Chelsea Clinton's 'Best Friend's' Defense Company Got $11 Mil In Contracts But Doesn't Have Federal Security Clearance.  A company whose president is "best friends" with Chelsea Clinton received more than $11 million in contracts over the last decade from a highly secretive Defense Department think tank, but to date, the group lacks official federal approval to handle classified materials, The Daily Caller News Foundation has learned.  Jacqueline Newmyer, the president of a company called the Long Term Strategy Group (LTSG), has over the last 10 years received numerous Department of Defense (DOD) contracts from a secretive think tank called Office of Net Assessment (ONA).

New Hillary Emails Warrant Special Prosecutor.  New emails unearthed by Judicial Watch confirm that the Clinton Foundation was in fact a pay-to-play influence peddling operation far more worthy of a special prosecutor than imaginary Russians colluding under Trump Administration beds.  It is time for President Trump to keep the promise he made in the presidential debate to indict Hillary Clinton for her crimes. [...] Clinton played a pivotal role in the Uranium One deal which ended up giving Russian interests control of 20 percent of our uranium supply in exchange for donations of $145 million to the Clinton Foundation.  That, ladies and gentlemen, is a federal crime.

Hillary holds a fire sale.  Pay-to-play is alive and well with Hillary Clinton, now that she's charging $2,375.95 a pop to hear her pitch her new book for sale called What Happened.  Two thousand bucks?  To hear her shill a book you could order just as easily on Amazon if you really wanted it?  Seems she hasn't changed a bit from her glory days shaking down donations for the Clinton Foundation in exchange for favors.  Back then, she was charging between $1 million and $5 million a head for access to Herself and her State Department from any gamy player with the bucks to shell out — sultans, emirs, oligarchs, goons.  They all had money that was welcome, and the Clinton Foundation rolled in the dough as she sold the State Department.

Russia!  Collusion!  Woo-woo-woo-ding-ding!
Podesta Group retroactively files more DOJ disclosures for pro-Putin work.  The Podesta Group belatedly filed several new disclosures with the Justice Department on Aug. 17 related to work the firm completed between 2012 and 2014 on behalf of a pro-Russia Ukrainian think tank.  Back in April, the powerful Washington lobbying firm run by Clinton ally Tony Podesta filed a document admitting its work for the pro-Russia European Centre for a Modern Ukraine may have principally benefited a foreign government.  New disclosures revealed dozens of previously unreported interactions the firm made with influential government offices, including Hillary Clinton's State Department and the office of former Vice President Joe Biden, while lobbying on behalf of the center.  Embattled ex-Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort failed to disclose his extensive lobbying efforts on behalf of the center at the time as well.

Watch As John Podesta Does NOT Deny Hillary Clinton Sold 20% Of America's Uranium To The Russians.  The media spin machine is on the defensive thanks to a more aggressive tone coming from Trump White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.  Sanders lays out the real collusion that exists between the Clinton Machine and Russia — collusion which the media (and Congress) continues to ignore.  Longtime Clinton operative and former Hillary Clinton campaign manager John Podesta explains it away as "old news."  The CNN host simply nods her head.  They are hoping that will be enough for the multiple Clinton collusion facts to go away.  It won't.

Ahem, An Actual Scandal:  Hillary Bullied Tiny Bangladesh To Help a Clinton Foundation Donor.  Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton attempted to bully tiny Bangladesh to force it to end a corruption investigation of Mohammad Yunus, a long-time Clinton family friend and Clinton Foundation donor, according to documents The Daily Caller News Foundation Investigative Group obtained.  The information comes from two Bangladeshi government documents generated as part of a request from the U.S. Congress.  They shed new, disturbing light on Clinton's use of hard-ball tactics against the poorest country in South Asia in order to help her millionaire friend and foundation donor.  The documents show Clinton deployed an array of high-powered Department of State, U.S. Embassy and World Bank officials to rescue Yunus, who faced financial mismanagement charges at a state-owned bank called Grameen Bank.  He was eventually removed from the bank.

Huma Abedin's Emails Provide Further Evidence Of Clinton Pay For Play Scandal.  Judicial Watch obtained the documents as part of a lawsuit filed after the State Department failed to respond to a March 2015 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request.  The newly-obtained documents include 91 Clinton email exchanges that were not turned over to the State Department, contradicting Clinton's claim that, "as far as she knew," she had turned over all of her government emails.  The emails reveal multiple instances in which Abedin used her personal account to send and receive classified documents as well as arrange personal favors for Clinton donors and political allies on former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's behalf.  "Pay to play, classified information mishandling, influence peddling, cover ups — these new emails show why the criminal investigation into Hillary Clinton's conduct must be resumed," Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said in a statement.

New cache of Huma emails show Clinton family and friends trying to score jobs and face time.  A new batch of emails from longtime Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin show efforts to use old connections to get jobs or score face time with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.  The emails are the latest batch that conservative group Judicial Watch got from a freedom of information lawsuit.  In one email, Clinton library Puerto Rican executive Miguel Lasell seeks a meeting with Clinton, and makes a separate online pitch for a favored candidate to be ambassador to the Domican Republic.

Huma emails show Clinton allies seeking jobs, meetings.  Newly obtained emails from Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin reveal friends of the Clinton Foundation and political allies seeking personal favors from the Clinton State Department, Judicial Watch said Wednesday [8/2/2017].  The batch of documents shows well-connected players, including a Clinton library donor, inquiring about meetings and job openings — and Clinton aides carefully tending to those requests.  The emails were among 1,606 pages the conservative watchdog group got from the State Department as part of a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit.  "Pay to play, classified information mishandling, influence peddling, cover ups — these new emails show why the criminal investigation into Hillary Clinton's conduct must be resumed," Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said in a statement.

Huma Abedin Emails Reveal Transmission of Classified Information and Clinton Foundation Donors Receiving Special Treatment from Clinton State Department.  Judicial Watch today [8/2/2017] released 1,606 pages of documents from the U.S. Department of State revealing repeated use of unsecured communications for classified information and numerous examples of Clinton Foundation donors receiving special favors from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's staff.  The documents, containing emails from the unsecure, non-government account of Huma Abedin, Clinton's then-deputy chief of staff, also show Clinton or her staff expressing interest in visiting Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez and North Korean dictator Kim Jung II.  The documents included 91 Clinton email exchanges not previously turned over to the State Department, bringing the known total to date to at least 530 emails that were not part of the 55,000 pages of emails that Clinton turned over to the State Department, and further contradicting a statement by Clinton that, "as far as she knew," all of her government emails had been turned over to the State Department.

Clinton Scandal Only Deepens — So Why Is Trump, Not Hillary, Targeted For Investigation?  Amid the trivial fault-finding by the media of President Trump's every move, it's important to note that the very same pundits who now rip Trump have completely ignored the growing scandal of Hillary Clinton's pay-for-play tenure as secretary of state.  It's reasonable to wonder why no charges have yet been filed, yet the media, blinded by their Trump hatred, seem strangely incurious.

Convicted Clinton Foreign Financier Returns To U.S..  When James Riady and his family's company, called the Lippo Group, pled guilty to campaign fraud in the 1990s for donations to Bill Clinton, it looked as if the Indonesian-based businessman's days were over — and just another ugly chapter of American political history.  Yet, starting in 2011 when Hillary Clinton was secretary of state, the Riadys started their return to the United States through a new Chinese subsidiary called Lippo China Resources, which sought to become a minority owner in a Utah company called CS Mining.  Riady's Lippo China Resources hopes to obtain majority ownership of the Utah company at a bankruptcy court hearing Friday in Salt Lake City.  They are trying to acquire the land — the size of Manhattan — at fire-sale prices, The Daily Caller News Foundation's Investigative Group has found.

Clinton Scandal Only Deepens — So Why Is Trump, Not Hillary, Targeted For Investigation?  Amid the trivial fault-finding by the media of President Trump's every move, it's important to note that the very same pundits who now rip Trump have completely ignored the growing scandal of Hillary Clinton's pay-for-play tenure as secretary of state.  It's reasonable to wonder why no charges have yet been filed, yet the media, blinded by their Trump hatred, seem strangely incurious.

Postal Service broke federal law and showed 'institutional bias' by letting workers help Clinton campaign:  Watchdog.  The United States Postal Service broke federal law by allowing its employees to participate in union-funded work to help elect Hillary Clinton and other Democratic candidates while on "union official" leave without pay and demonstrated an "institutional bias" toward union-backed candidates, according to an investigation.  The Office of Special Counsel determined USPS engaged in a "systemic violation" of the Hatch Act, which places limitations on the political activities of federal employees dating back to the 1990s.

Nets Blackout Report Showing Postal Service Broke Law to Support Hillary/Dems.  In a Senate hearing on Capitol Hill Wednesday [7/19/2017], the United States Postal Service felt the heat bipartisan scorn for decades of violations of federal election laws.  "A new report tonight states that Postal Service employees were allowed to take leave from their jobs and still get paid as they campaigned for Hillary Clinton last year," announced Fox News Channel Anchor Bret Baier during Special Report.  Evening in light of the report by Postal Service's oversight office, ABC, CBS, and NBC failed to inform their viewers.  The systemic disregard for federal election law wasn't just the concern of Fox News.  Even the liberal Washington Post found the need to report it to their readers.

USPS broke law in allowing workers to boost Clinton campaign, watchdog says.  The United States Postal Service violated federal law by letting employees do union-funded work for Hillary Clinton's campaign and other Democratic candidates while on leave from the agency, according to an Office of Special Counsel report obtained by Fox News.  The OSC determined the USPS "engaged in systemic violations" of the Hatch Act, a federal law that limits certain political activities of federal employees.  While employees are allowed to do some political work on leave, the report said the Postal Service showed a "bias" favoring the union's 2016 campaign operation.

Is Russiagate Really Hillarygate?  According to an insider account, the Clinton team, put together the Russia Gate narrative within 24 hours of her defeat.  The Clinton account explained that Russian hacking and election meddling caused her unexpected loss.  Her opponent, Donald Trump, was a puppet of Putin.  Trump, they said, "encourages espionage against our people."  The scurrilous Trump dossier, prepared by a London opposition research firm, Orbis, and paid for by unidentified Democrat donors, formed a key part of the Clinton narrative:  Trump's sexual and business escapades in Russia had made him a hostage of the Kremlin, ready to do its bidding.  That was Hillary's way to say that Trump is really not President of the United States — a siren call adopted by the Democratic party and media.

Clinton Charity Aided Clinton Friends.  The Clinton Global Initiative, which arranges donations to help solve the world's problems, set up a financial commitment that benefited a for-profit company part-owned by people with ties to the Clintons, including a current and a former Democratic official and a close friend of former President Bill Clinton.

Clinton charity arranged $2M pledge to firm owned by Bill's 'friend'.  Bill Clinton's foundation arranged a $2 million pledge to a power company partly owned by a wealthy blond divorcée — who some say is the frequent visitor to his home nicknamed "Energizer."  The "commitment" to Julie Tauber McMahon's firm from the Clinton Global Initiative was placed on its 2010 conference agenda at Clinton's urging, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday [7/13/2017].  The initiative "commits $2 million to support the work of Energy Pioneer Solutions, a company founded to deliver energy savings to communities in rural America," said a 2010 statement from the charity.

Not All Foreign-Influence Scandals Are Created Equal.  The Chinese fundraising scandal involving DNC finance vice chairman John Huang first came to light in the final weeks of the 1996 presidential campaign.  A former Commerce Department official, Huang was a top fundraiser who scooped up suspect foreign cash for Team Clinton.  A 1998 Senate Government Affairs Committee report on the scandal found "strong circumstantial evidence" that a great deal of foreign money had illegally entered the country in an attempt to influence the 1996 election.  The DNC was forced to give back more than $2.8 million in illegal or improper donations from foreign nationals.  The most suspect funds were brought in by Johnny Chung, a bagman for the Asian billionaire Riady family.

New Evidence Hillary Used State Dept. To Enrich Clinton Foundation.  None of this takes away from the absolutely stupid way Team Trump has handled the legal meeting between Donald Trump Jr., Paul Manafort, Jared Kushner and anywhere up to five Russians.  But it would be an unexpected pleasant case of the MSM actually doing their jobs if they covered the latest examples (or any of the earlier ones) of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton using the State Department (thus taxpayer money) to help the Clinton Family Foundation, make tons of cash.  On Friday [7/14/2017], Judicial Watch, one of the few organizations digging for the truth, released 448 pages of documents from the U.S. Department of State revealing new examples of Huma Abedin, deputy chief of staff to the former state dept. chief providing special State Department treatment to major donors to the Clinton Foundation and political campaigns.

New Abedin Emails Reveal Additional Instances of Clinton Donors Receiving Special Treatment from Clinton Department of State.  The heavily redacted documents from Abedin's non-government account include an email from Hillary Clinton's brother, Tony Rodham, to Abedin revealing that he acted as a go-between for a Clinton Foundation donor, Richard Park.  And they reveal Clinton Foundation executive Doug Band instructing Abedin to "show love" to Clinton donor Andrew Liveris.  The documents included six Clinton email exchanges not previously turned over to the State Department, bringing the known total to date to at least 439 emails that were not part of the 55,000 pages of emails that Clinton turned over to the State Department, and further contradicting a statement by Clinton that, "as far as she knew," all of her government emails had been turned over to the State Department.

Media, Dems Ignore Hillary Ukraine Collusion.  Where are the Congressional hearings on Hillary's collusion with the Ukraine?  Where are the hearings on her making it possible for Russian interests to control 20 percent of our uranium supply in exchange for donations to the Clinton Foundation?

A Russia collusion story worth pursuing.  The mainstream media may be looking for evidence of Russian collusion in all the wrong places.  So far, despite its epic search, the media has uncovered no evidence that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia in the 2016 presidential election.  There is evidence, though, that Russia has colluded with U.S. environmental groups.  Lamar Smith, chairman of the House Science Committee, tells James Freeman of the Wall Street Journal:  ["]If you connect the dots, it is clear that Russia is funding U.S. environmental groups in an effort to suppress our domestic oil and gas industry, specifically hydraulic fracking.  They have established an elaborate scheme that funnels money through shell companies in Bermuda.  This scheme may violate federal law and certainly distorts the U.S. energy market. [..."]

Had Hillary Clinton Won the Election....  Hillary and her campaign aides have long been involved with Russia for reasons of personal gain.  Clinton herself got $145 million in donations to the Clinton Foundation for allowing Russia to take over twenty percent of all uranium production in the U.S. [...] Had Hillary been elected, the Clinton Foundation would be raking in even more millions than it did before.  She would be happily selling access, favors and our remaining freedoms out from under us.

Illegal 'Category A': Gives Clinton's Lifetime Rule over $109M.  Let's face it, the Clintons run a foundation scam.  Moreover, the family certainly has benefited immensely.  Recall last year when then FBI Director James Comey had enough dirt to indict the crime family.  But someone swept the dirt away.  Undoubtedly, the Clintons have friends in high places who helped stall that investigation.  Nor would it be the first time Comey ran interference in a Clinton probe.  Nevertheless, the house of cards may tumble after all.

Uncovering the Russia ties of Hillary's campaign chief.  Lawmakers failed to seize on an alarming development in the Russia collusion story last week, one that should spark serious and immediate congressional inquiry.  But it didn't involve President Trump or his administration.  During a heated Fox Business interview with Maria Bartiromo, Hillary Clinton's former campaign chief John Podesta made a series of misleading statements when questioned about his involvement in a company that received $35 million from the Russian government while Clinton served as secretary of state.  On Jan. 18, 2011, a small green-energy company named Joule Unlimited announced Podesta's appointment to its board.  Months later, Rusnano, a Kremlin-backed investment fund founded by Vladimir Putin, pumped $35 million into Joule.  Serving alongside Podesta on Joule's board were senior Russian official Anatoly Chubais and oligarch Ruben Vardanyan, who has been appointed by Putin to a Russian economic modernization council.

Busted Iran front group loaded Clinton Foundation with cash.  An Iranian foundation recently convicted as a front organization for the theocratic regime in Tehran donated five-figure sums to the infamous Clinton Foundation.  Last week, a New York grand jury ruled that the government can seize a building majority-owned by the Alavi Foundation, agreeing with prosecutors that it is a front group for the mullahs in Tehran.  The foundation used the Manhattan skyscraper to garner hundreds of millions in revenue so it could supply cash for its "charitable" endeavors inside the United States.  The Alavi Foundation rarely donated to non-Islamic or non-academic institutions.  Alavi spent most of its funds on building Shiite institutions — such as mosques and cultural centers — and installing Iran-friendly professors at prominent American universities.

Investigator Links Clintons To Human Trafficking In Haiti — Found Dead of "Suicide" Soon After.  Her names was Monica Peterson, a Research Fellow and Assistant Director at the Human Trafficking Center in Colorado who traveled to Haiti to investigate ongoing allegations of rampant human trafficking — primarily of children. [...] Her death was brief blip upon the screen of the 2016 presidential campaign but ignored almost entirely by the Mainstream Media.

What Really Happened In Haiti To Monica Peterson?  Petersen's work was in relation to uncovering child sex rings and sex trafficking networks in Haiti. [...] The facts are Petersen's body has not been recovered.  The cause of death has not been stated.  An autopsy has not been performed.  Her family has also not been notified as to the cause of her death or what exactly happened or why her body has not been returned.  This to me is very suspicious, and it should have already been resolved.

Obama's Criminal Enterprise Collapsing.  Hillary Clinton herself was not above colluding with the Russians, as she did in the Uranium One Deal in which Clinton Foundation donors benefited from her enabling the transfer of 20 percent of our uranium supplies to Russia.  That deal was one reason Putin was probably rooting for Hillary, not Trump.  Instead of investigating Team Trump for collusion and its business dealings with Russia, how about a special counsel to investigate the Uranium one deal?  How about a special counsel to investigate Hillary Clinton's illegal email server and destruction of emails under subpoena?

Foundation's Board Gave Clintons Lifetime Rule Over $109M Non-Profit.  Clinton Foundation officials created lifetime "Category A" positions for the former first family on the controversial non-profit's board of directors in November 2013 that appear to violate IRS regulations barring individuals from using tax-exempt groups for their private benefit, according to documents reviewed by The Daily Caller News Foundation's Investigative Group.  The amended bylaws for the foundation's Articles of Incorporation in the state of Arkansas created the unpaid permanent board positions for former President Bill Clinton, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Chelsea Clinton, their daughter.  Mrs. Clinton resigned from the board in April 2015 in her unsuccessful pursuit of the presidency.

The GOP should do something!  In 2011, John Podesta, while an adviser to Hillary Clinton in the State Department, came onboard a small energy company, Joule, based in Massachusetts.  Two months later, a Russian entity by the name of Rusnano put a billion rubles ($35 million) into Podesta's company.  It's important to note that Rusnano is not a private company.  It is totally funded by the Kremlin.  Podesta owned 75,000 shares in Joule, but nowhere did he disclose that during his time spent in the Obama administration.  In light of this information, why is the GOP silent?  Why are they not calling for an investigation into possible Russian collusion with the Clinton campaign?

Hillary Clinton Told FBI's Mueller To Deliver Uranium To Russians In 2009 "Secret Plane-Side Tarmac Meeting".  Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton facilitated the transfer a highly enriched uranium (HEU) previously confiscated by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) during a 2006 "nuclear smuggling sting operation involving one Russian national and several Georgian accomplices," a newly leaked classified cable shows.

Bill and Hillary received $2.85M selling U.S. uranium to the Russians.  At least $2.85 million dollars flowed to the Clinton Family through a series of five Russian-backed donations after a massive uranium deal was signed off by the State Department and other agencies during Hillary's tenure.  Shockingly, between the years of 2009-2013 Russian-backed interests assumed control of one-fifth (20%) of the U.S. uranium supply along with several highly-lucrative mines in Kazakhstan through a secret backdoor deal with the Clintons, as reported by Joe Becker and Mike McIntire in April of 2015.  The report was groundbreaking.  And if you think about it, the report should have triggered the real Russian narrative.  You know, the one where the Clinton's sold America's most strategic asset (i.e. uranium:  used to produce nuclear fuel and weapons of mass destruction).  Of course, such a narrative never came to pass because to the contrary the fake Trump-Russia narrative was born, sidetracking the general public from what's really going on.

Schweizer: Did Hillary Intimidate Bangladesh Gov't Over Clinton Foundation Donor?  The Senate Judiciary Committee is launching a probe into an allegation that Hillary Clinton's State Department threatened a foreign government.  "Clinton Cash" author Peter Schweizer said Clinton pressured Bangladeshi Prime Minister Hasina Wazed to drop an investigation of a Clinton Foundation donor.  He said the State Department pressured Wazed to dismiss a corruption investigation of businessman Mohammad Yunnus.

NSA Won't Release Clinton/Lynch Tarmac Tape — Claims "National Security".  A citizen researcher from Florida is attempting to have the recording of the infamous Bill Clinton/Loretta Lynch tarmac tape released to the public, but apparently, the National Security Agency claims they won't release it due to "national security."  The man researching and seeking to have the tape released is Florida orthodontist Larry Kawa.  You may remember him because of Judicial Watch's filing of a lawsuit on his behalf to obtain a week's worth of Hillary Clinton's emails regarding Benghazi.  It's being reported now that the NSA has declared the recording of the conversation that took place between Bill Clinton and Loretta Lynch in Phoenix, Arizona on June 27, 2016.

Senate Committee Launches First New Clinton Corruption Investigation.  Senate Committee on the Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley has launched a new investigation of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's effort to thwart a Bangladesh government corruption probe of Muhammad Yunus, a Clinton Foundation donor and close friend of the Clintons.  The Iowa Republican's effort is the first new official inquiry of Clinton since her unexpected loss in the 2016 presidential election to President Donald Trump.  Trump's supporters often chanted "lock her up" during his many boisterous campaign rallies.  But upon assuming the presidency, Trump and leaders of the Republican-majority Congress displayed little appetite for reopening investigations of Clinton's tenure as the chief U.S. diplomat and multiple persistent allegations of "pay-to-play" corruption involving the Clinton Foundation.  Until now.

Emails: Huma Abedin Did 'Russia' Favors for Clinton Foundation.  Among 2,078 pages of newly obtained State Department documents are emails showing Huma Abedin doing favors for a Russia-connected group on behalf of the Clinton Foundation while her boss, Hillary Clinton, was secretary of state.  Abedin, Hillary Clinton's deputy chief of staff at the time, also provided a government plane and hotel reservations to Chelsea Clinton for a trip to Germany while Chelsea was employed at the Clinton Foundation, the emails show.  In one email exchange, Abedin tells Clinton Foundation director Doug Band that she has "hooked up" people from the Russian American Foundation with "the right people" at the State Department

Trump Has Dirt on Comey:  Strategic Firing of Swamp Rat James Comey.  In late 2015 and early 2016, information began to come out about the Clinton Foundation and its use by the Clintons as a multi-billion dollar slush fund for corruption and political favors (even Chelsea's wedding had been paid for by the "charity").  This was right as Hillary was beginning her campaign for president.  It was revealed that the Foundation had never completed required reports or had an audit.  Supposedly the FBI, under Comey, began an "investigation" of the Clinton Funds.  A "professional" accounting firm was brought in by the Clintons to do a review, file some reports, make recommendations to the Clinton Foundation Board, and provide a veneer of legitimacy to the Clinton Fund operations.  Predictably, one of the partners in the firm that was chosen (and paid lots of money) is the brother of James Comey (FBI Director).  This brother owes James Comey $700,000 for a loan James gave him to buy a house, and presumably some of the money from the Clinton Fund was used to make payments to James on the loan.  Over 2 years later and nothing has happened as a result of the FBI "investigating" the Clinton Funds under Comey.

Where is the special prosecutor for Hillary and Barack?  It has been widely reported that the Clinton Foundation received $145 million after Hillary Clinton allowed Russia's nuclear energy agency to purchase a controlling interest in Uranium One, a Canada-based company that mines uranium in states containing 20 percent of U.S. capacity.  Snopes and company claim Hillary was not involved in the deal, that it was delegated to then-Assistant Secretary of State Jose Fernandez, and that the State Department is only one of nine agencies on the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) that decides such matters.  Regardless of who actually sat at the CFIUS table, Clinton is ultimately responsible for such decisions, and do you really think Fernandez would have made such a momentous decision without her blessing?  Moreover, would the other agencies dare to vote against Hillary's agency?  Highly doubtful.  Hillary apologists also try to disassociate the Clinton Foundation's string of receipts from Russia as though the two were entirely unrelated.

Hillary Clinton on why she gave Goldman Sachs speeches: 'They paid me'.  Hillary Clinton was heavily criticized during the presidential campaign for giving speeches to banks, including Goldman Sachs, sometimes for upwards of $225,000 a pop.  On Wednesday [5/31/2017] at Recode's CodeCon, Clinton was asked directly by journalist Walt Mossberg why she made the decision to take such engagements after resigning as secretary of state.

Did Brennan Collude with Foreign Spies to Help Hillary?  [John] Brennan didn't explain why the Russians didn't prefer Hillary, Secretary of State for an administration that did nothing when Russia annexed Crimea and invaded Ukraine.  Why wouldn't the Russians want the Secretary of State who called murderous Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad a reformer and was there when President Obama drew the first of his "red lines," then did nothing to prevent the slaughter of 500,000 Syrians while giving Russia free rein in that country?  Why would Russia prefer Trump over Hillary after she and husband Bill brokered deals giving Russia and Putin 20 percent of our uranium supply to benefit Clinton Foundation donors, including Canadian billionaire Frank Giustra?  As the New York Times reported, this mutual back-scratching gave Clinton donor Giustra control of a significant portion of the world's uranium supply.

Trump Presidency Takedown Effort Is Underway.  Did Russia meddle in our election?  Perhaps.  But what exactly does that mean?  They've been doing it for decades.  Did President Obama meddle in Britain's election on Brexit?  Did he intervene in Israel's election against the sitting prime minister?  Yes, absolutely.  So where was the special counsel for that? [...] Why not look into Hillary Clinton's substantial business and financial ties to the Russians?  We've done that, with the heavy lifting performed by Peter Schweizer, the author of Clinton Cash.  The Clintons profited through high-price speeches and donations, as even The New York Times acknowledged, that came from the principals of the Canadian company Uranium One to the tune of more than $100 million dollars to their foundations, while Hillary's State Department office was signing off on effectively giving Russia 20 percent of American uranium reserves.  Clinton campaign manager John Podesta sat on the board of Joule Unlimited, which received $35 million in investments from Russia.

Hillary Clinton creates group without the words 'she' or 'her'.  It's nominally a political front group to funnel other peoples' money into leftist campaigns.  As if Hillary really cared about that.  What Hillary is really up to is cashing in.  She knows that now she will never be president, suddenly people are less interested in giving to her "foundation."  So she has started this political group, thinking she can siphon off some of the money to keep herself, Bill, and Chelsea living in the style they are accustomed to.

Sounds like a slush fund:
Hillary Clinton Starts Onward Together, a New Political Group.  Hillary Clinton on Monday announced the launch of Onward Together, a new political group aimed at advancing progressive causes by harnessing grass-roots opposition to President Trump's policies. [...] Onward Together is registered as a 501(c)(4) group, the Internal Revenue Service designation for so-called social welfare nonprofits, which are often cited for a rise in dark money in politics because of their ability to protect donor anonymity.

Before Lois Lerner Targeted The Tea Party, She Helped The Clinton Foundation.  Six years before she became the central figure in the IRS's illegal targeting of Tea Party tax-exemption applicants, Lois Lerner cleared the way for the Clinton Foundation's transformation from building a presidential library to being a $2 billion global political influence peddling machine, according to documents obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation's Investigative Group.  She helped accomplish this feat through a 2007 letter on two legal issues of such magnitude that it's unlikely the Clinton nonprofit could have become what it is in 2017, 20 years after its creation.  The first issue concerned an otherwise innocuous sounding merger of two nonprofits, while the second issue centered around an unprecedented expansion of the foundation's activities far beyond its tax-exempt mission.

James Comey's Brother Works for Law Firm that Audited Clinton Foundation's Taxes.  In September 2016, I reported on the fact that former FBI Director James Comey pocketed $6 million from Lockheed Martin, which is a Clinton Foundation donor, and became a donor in the same year Comey received those funds.  Comey became a board member, a director, and a Financial System Vulnerabilities Committee member of the London bank HSBC Holdings in 2013.  HSBC has also partnered with The Clinton Foundation, where records indicate that the bank projected $1 billion in financing through the Clinton Foundation for "retrofitting" 1,500 to 2,000 housing units to conserve energy.  In that same report, I mentioned that his brother, Peter Comey, served as "Senior Director of Real Estate Operations for the Americas" for DLA Piper.  DLA Piper was not only one of Hillary Clinton's largest campaign donors, but also audited the taxes for the Clinton Foundation.

Obama Administration Pressured Foreign Leaders To Support Clinton Foundation Donors.  Once again the real news is being purposely ignored in favor of the fake and manufactured far left version.  Breaking now are details put forth by the Prime Minister of Bangladesh that she received a personal call from then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton demanding the Prime Minister reinstate a Clinton Foundation donor as Chairman of that nation's Grameen Bank.  That phone call by Mrs. Clinton was highly illegal.

Obama Foundation Headed Down the Same Nefarious Path as the Clinton "Charity".  Barack Obama's presidential foundation is barely two years old, but he is taking it down the same controversial — and by some accounts illegal — post-presidency path of his predecessor Bill Clinton, according to documents reviewed by The Daily Caller News Foundation's Investigative Group.  Federal law requires tax-exempt entities like the Barack Obama Foundation and the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation to stick closely to their IRS-approved missions.  For former chief executives, that mission has been building and operating libraries to house their official papers for posterity.  In a relatively unnoticed series of steps during the first six-years of its existence, the Clintons converted their foundation from focusing solely on the presidential library in Little Rock, Ark., to a $2 billion globe-trotting political influence-peddling machine.

Hillary's 'Onward Together' resistance group smells like scandal.  Hillary Clinton, after a six-month break from public life, is emerging to head up a resistance group, "Onward Together," aimed entirely at taking out President Donald Trump's policies and bringing down the Republican agenda.  It smells like a watchdogger's dream.  Can you say "Clinton Foundation, deja vu?"  Clinton's calling it a political fundraising outlet.  Need more be said?  The Clinton Foundation was a fundraising operation as well — supposedly, to fund programs that "improve people's lives around the world," as the site states.

The Real Clinton Foundation Record is Getting Exposed.  Readers who visit Clinton Foundation websites are forgiven for believing information found there presents the complete record.  In fact, key documents and disclosures are missing or contradict other filings that a persistent investigator only finds by scanning a raft of state, federal, and foreign databases.

How the Clintons Sold Out U.S. National Interests to the Putin Regime.  [T]he same folks who spy a KGB agent behind every filing cabinet in Trump's White House are aggressively apathetic about Hillary and Bill Clinton's policies, decisions, and actions that gave aid and comfort to Russia. [...] The shadiest deal that the Clintons hatched with Russia is called Uranium One.  This outrage should mushroom into Hillary and Bill's radioactive Whitewater scandal.  Frank Giustra, a Canadian mining mogul and major Clinton Foundation donor, led a group of investors in an enterprise called Uranium One.  On June 8, 2010, Rosatom, the Russian State Atomic Energy Corporation, announced plans to purchase a 51.4 percent stake in the Canadian company, whose international assets included some 20 percent of America's uranium capacity.

Real Collusion: the Clinton and Podesta Record.  Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, along with husband Bill, in exchange for donations, gave nuclear power Russia and Putin control of 20 percent of the world's uranium supply. [...] Yet neither congressional Democrats, who accuse Trump and Flynn of being too cozy with Moscow, nor their wholly owned subsidiary, the mainstream media, are eager to talk about the Clinton uranium deals with Russia.  They are more curious about an illegally released transcript of an illegally monitored conversation.

Trump Calls for Investigation into the Clintons' Russian Ties.  President Donald Trump took to Twitter Monday evening and asked why aren't congressional lawmakers probing the various deals, transactions, and connections former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have to Russia.

Hillary Clinton and John Podesta's Troubling Ties to Russia.  Peter Schweizer, president of the Government Accountability Institute and the author of "Clinton Cash," explained on Fox News Tuesday how a Russia connection to the Clinton campaign and Obama presidency is much bigger and more troubling than anything Democrats have accused Team Trump of.  During his appearance on "Fox & Friends," Schweizer alleged that Clinton campaign chair John Podesta probably violated federal law when he failed to disclose his stock holdings in a Kremlin-funded company.

Trump vs.  Clintons' Russia ties (guess who always got a free pass).  Many of those sounding the loudest alarm bells over Russian influence in U.S. politics were curiously silent when far greater concerns were raised about the Clintons. [...] Unlike the revelations so far concerning Russian ties in the Trump camp, the Clinton deals involved hundreds of millions of dollars and enormous favors that benefitted Russian interests.  Bill and Hillary Clinton received large sums of money directly and indirectly from Russian officials while Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State.  Bill Clinton was paid a cool $500,000 (well above his normal fee) for a speech in Moscow in 2010.  Who footed the bill?  An investment firm in Moscow called Renaissance Capital, which boasts deep ties to Russian intelligence.

It's Time to Press For an Investigation of the Clinton Foundation.  From beginnings in the state of Arkansas in 1997, the Clinton Foundation quickly grew to become a sprawling international organization after 2001, despite the fact that this tax-exempt entity was only authorized to serve as a facility devoted to the study of Bill Clinton's tenure as president of the United States.  Especially from 2001 onwards, state, federal, and foreign governments have never regulated material defects in many Clinton Foundation public disclosures.  Material deficiencies exist in documents ranging from filings from applications before the I.R.S., to registrations before U.S. state and foreign governments, to annual reports required in numerous legal jurisdictions.  Why?

False Philanthropy.  Trustees and other persons have been engaged in an unprosecuted criminal conspiracy to operate the Clinton Foundation in the guise of a public charity, when it is, instead, an illegal money-laundering and influence peddling scheme.  Close, ongoing review of public disclosures issued by the Clinton Foundation (that must be true, complete, and accurate) demonstrates that trustees have failed, since 1997, to operate this public charity in compliance with applicable laws.  Yet, to date, no state, federal, or foreign government authority has prosecuted trustees, officers, and others responsible for escalating illegal activities.  In fact, the Clinton Foundation has engaged in widespread unauthorized activities, including illegal operations internationally and in the U.S., and illegal fundraising across state and national boundaries, using telephones, mail, and the internet.

Here's the Bombshell Hillary/Russia Uranium Story that the Media Refused to Cover.  During his marathon press conference on Thursday afternoon [2/16/2017], President Donald Trump lashed out at the media for it's failure to adequately cover a 2015 bombshell report about then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.  The report in question suggested that Secretary Clinton allowed 20% of the United States's Uranium production capacity to be acquired by Russian interests while at the same time millions of dollars in cash flowed not only to the Clinton foundation, but also directly into the pockets of Bill and Hillary. [...] The story to which Trump was referring was originally reported on by The New York Times.  However, as with most stories that were unflattering to Mrs. Clinton, the media quickly lost interest.

Clinton's son-in-law closed his hedge fund after the election.  Hillary Clinton's son-in-law, Marc Mezvinsky, shuttered his hedge fund shortly after the election, according to a report.  Eaglevale Partners, which Mezvinsky co-founded, was quietly closed and money returned to investors the month after Clinton lost to Donald Trump, Bloomberg reported.  The hedge fund reportedly lost big by betting on Greece, with one element of the fund dropping by as much as 48 percent one year, the Wall Street Journal previously reported.

Clinton Foundation implosion continues as two more programs ditched.  It's official: the Clinton Foundation is in a world of hurt. [...] So with the Trump recovery underway, and freed from the scrutiny an election year brings, they should be expecting an inflow of resources from civic-minded donors, right?  Hmm, that doesn't seem to be happening.  Why, it's almost as if a front for influence-peddling has run out of influence to peddle.

How Hillary is Helping Pave the Way to Trump's Second Term.  The Clintons are not just two greedy politicians.  They're a brand and an industry.  The huge sums of money they raised went to subsidize a whole network of loyalists.  And then there were the many friends who had gotten jobs based on the strength of their connections to Clintonworld.  It wasn't just about the S.S. Hillary sinking into the cold waters of Chesapeake Bay.  Hillary's defeat endangered the positions of all her friends who had schemed, plotted and broken the rules to get her this far; the leaders of Democrat outfits in states across the country, bundlers who threw a lot of other people's money into a giant hole and lobbyists who got by on the strength of their Clinton connections.

Clinton-Allied Education Firm Hid IRS Probe Prior To IPO Launch.  Laureate Education, Inc. — which on Wednesday will launch its IPO on NASDAQ — failed to tell investors in federal filings that IRS officials are reviewing congressional charges it had a "pay to play" relationship with Bill and Hillary Clinton, The Daily Caller News Foundation's Investigative Group has learned.  Laureate's relationship with the Clintons began in 2010, when it paid the former president $16.5 million as its "honorary chancellor" for five years.  Baltimore-based Laureate — led by chairman and CEO Douglas Becker — also donated up to an additional $5 million to the Clinton Foundation.

Firm Tied to Clintons Lands First Day On Open Market, Tanks Immediately.  Laureate Education, Inc., which has close ties to Bill and Hillary Clinton, tanked on its first day in the stock market.  The for-profit firm's Initial Public Offering (IPO) of stock to potential investors was put on the market Wednesday [2/1/2017] by KKR and other leveraged buyout owners in the hope of reducing a crushing $4 billion debt.

Former Clinton Superdelegate Chaka Fattah Begins 10-Year Prison Sentence.  Former Rep. Chaka Fattah (D., Pa.), who was a superdelegate for failed Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, has reported to prison to begin his 10-year sentence stemming from numerous corruption charges.  Fattah reported Wednesday [1/25/2017] to the Federal Correctional Institution-McKean in western Pennsylvania near the New York border, CBS Philly reported.

The Clinton Foundation Is Dead — But The Case Against Hillary Isn't.  It proves what we've said all along:  The Clinton Foundation was little more than an influence-peddling scheme to enrich the Clintons, and had little if anything to do with "charity," either overseas or in the U.S.  That sound you heard starting in November was checkbooks being snapped shut in offices around the world by people who had hoped their donations would buy access to the next president of the United States.  And why not?  There was a strong precedent for it in Hillary Clinton's tenure as secretary of state.  While serving as the nation's top diplomat, the Clinton Foundation took money from at least seven foreign governments — a clear breach of Clinton's pledge on taking office that there would be total separation between her duties and the foundation.

Clinton Inc exposed for what it was.  The Clinton Foundation has confirmed that it always was what we and many others said it was.  Its latest tax filing declared that the Clinton Global Initiative is closing its offices and sacking 22 staff.  This comes amid reports that donations dried up after Hillary Clinton lost the election November 8.  It was always obvious that the Clinton Foundation was not simply a charity.  As Hillary's opponents but also neutral observers discerned, Hillary was a coin-operated policymaker and the Clinton Foundation and CGI were toll collectors for access to her State Department and a future Clinton administration.

Peter Schweizer:  Clinton Global Initiative Folded Because They Can No Longer 'Sell Access to Political Power'Clinton Cash author and Breitbart News Senior Editor-at-Large Peter Schweizer joined SiriusXM host Alex Marlow on Tuesday's [1/17/2017] Breitbart News Daily for what Marlow described as a "victory lap" over the demise of the Clinton Global Initiative, whose questionable activities featured so prominently in Schweizer's book.  Marlow saluted the work done by Schweizer and his Government Accountability Institute as "some of the most essential reporting of the 2016 election," and said they collected a "major scalp" this week with the end of the CGI.

Clinton empire begins to crumble.  It looks like the Clintons are running for cover.  After Donald J. Trump devastated the once formidable Clinton political machine in November — the Clinton Global Initiative, the centerpiece initiative of the Clinton Foundation, the former first couple's political and financial power structure — is being shut down.  According to a notice filed with the New York Department of Labor, the Clinton Foundation will lay off 22 members of the Clinton Global Initiative.

Clinton Inc exposed for what it was.  The Clinton Foundation has confirmed that it always was what we and many others said it was.  Its latest tax filing declared that the Clinton Global Initiative is closing its offices and sacking 22 staff.  This comes amid reports that donations dried up after Hillary Clinton lost the election November 8.  It was always obvious that the Clinton Foundation was not simply a charity.  As Hillary's opponents but also neutral observers discerned, Hillary was a coin-operated policymaker and the Clinton Foundation and CGI were toll collectors for access to her State Department and a future Clinton administration.

Why the criminal investigation of Hillary Clinton is back to front and center.  [Scroll down]  Then, last Sunday evening, during the NFL playoff game between the New York Giants and the Green Bay Packers, the FBI posted on its website more than 300 emails that Clinton had sent to an unnamed colleague not in the government — no doubt her adviser Sid Blumenthal — that had fallen into the hands of foreign powers.  It turns out — and the Sunday night release proves this — that Blumenthal was hacked by intelligence agents from at least three foreign governments and that they obtained the emails Clinton had sent to him that contained state secrets.  Sources believe that the hostile hackers were the Russians and the Chinese and the friendly hackers were the Israelis.  Last Sunday's revelations make the case against Clinton far more serious than Comey presented it to be last summer.

Why is Hillary investigated only if she's running for office?
Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani says if Clinton runs for his old job, 'I guess all of the investigations get revived again'.  Hillary Clinton has another reason not to run for mayor of New York — longtime nemesis Rudy Giuliani is hinting that her reentry into the political arena would cause the resumption of investigations against her.  Giuliani got asked about Clinton's future prospects after Newsmax reported on aides and donors floating the failed presidential candidate as a potential candidate for his old job.

Heads Are Finally Beginning To Roll At The Clinton Foundation.  The Clinton Foundation announced it's laying off 22 staffers on the Clinton Global Initiative, keeping with a plan to deal with the negative spotlight put on the organization during former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign.  The layoffs will take effect April 15, the Clinton Foundation said in a filing with the New York Department of Labor Thursday [1/12/2016], citing the discontinuation of the Clinton Global Initiative.

Clintons shut down their fake charity. 22 laid off.  Unable to peddle influence, Hillary and Bill Clinton are shuttering their Clinton Global Initiative effective April 15.  This means 22 people will lose their jobs. [...] The shutting down of the foundation is prima facie proof that this was a sham charity used to launder foreign bribes.  Given how easily a preponderance of evidence can be found, the U.S. attorney in New York City — where this foundation operated — should be able to win a large judgment against the Clintons under the Racketeer Influenced Corrupt Organization act.  Civil action would hit them in the wallet without raising questions about victor's justice — especially if an Obama appointee litigates the case.

The Clinton Foundation Is Shutting Down The Clinton Global Initiative.  In a "mass layoff" event reported late last week by the Department of Labor, the Clinton Foundation announced it would lay off some 22 employees at the Clinton Global Initiative, which attained notoriety during the John Podesta leaks, when the various details of the fallout between between CGI head Doug Band and Chelsea Clinton were revealed; it also emerged that long-time Bill Clinton friend Band was soliciting donations for Clinton through his PR firm, Teneo in an sordid example of "pay for play" which most of the mainstream media refused to cover, especially after Band emailed Podesta "If this story gets out, we are screwed."

Judge:  FBI must indict Clinton.  Fox News Channel's senior judicial analyst, Judge Andrew Napolitano, said on Monday the FBI has collected enough to prosecute Clinton on one of the most serious charges of all: espionage.  Napolitano said the evidence the FBI has could be used to make a case for "failure to safeguard state secrets," and that's only the charges she would face for her private email server, which experts believe could have been penetrated by foreign hackers.  Napolitano admits he was concerned when Trump said he was willing to let Clinton slide.  "I don't think the decision to prosecute or not to prosecute should be a political one," he said.  "It should be a legal one."  That legal case is still growing as Clinton reportedly faces at least two other investigations: a public corruption case involving pay-for-play allegations from her time as secretary of state... and a probe into the shady activities of the family's charity.

Donations to the Clinton Foundation plummeted amid Hillary's failed run for the presidency.  Donations to the Clinton Foundation plummeted amid Hillary Clinton's failed presidential run, it has been revealed.  The non-profit organization's latest tax filings show contributions fell 37 percent to $108 million — down from $172 million in 2014, according to the New York Post.  Donations fell as the former Secretary of State left the group in April last year shortly after announcing her run for the White House.  Her departure also meant that revenue brought in from paid speeches plunged from $3.6 million in 2014 to just $357,500.

Donations to the Clinton Foundation Have Tanked since the election.  Fox News is reporting a really funny stat — donations to the Clinton Foundation are tanking now that it's clear that the donors will not have access to the corridors of power.

Is The Clinton Foundation Doomed?  It's unlikely anyone was as disappointed as Bill Clinton at the defeat of Hillary Clinton for the presidency.  Her election would have ensured that the scandals now swirling around the Clinton Family Foundation would have disappeared with nary a peep.  Now, Congress is likely to look into accusations that the Clinton Foundation, far from being a charity, was in fact a giant scam to make the Clintons rich and to help finance Chelsea Clinton's lifestyle and political ambitions.

Judicial Watch:  New Documents Show Clinton Conflicts of Interest.  Judicial Watch announced that it has received 508 pages of documents in response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit seeking information about possible conflicts of interest between the actions taken by Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State and Bill Clinton's activities.  More than 440 pages of the documents were redacted either in full, or with only minor notations remaining.

Will Obama Pardon Hillary?  Should He?  White House press secretary Josh Earnest raised some eyebrows on Wednesday [11/9/2016] when he engaged on the question whether President Obama would pardon Hillary Clinton before leaving office.  Earnest did not indicate that the president had made any commitment one way or the other, but the fact that he is clearly thinking about it is intriguing.  The question primarily arises because there is significant evidence of felony law violations.  These do not only involve the mishandling of classified information and the conversion/destruction of government files (i.e., the former secretary of state's government-related e-mails).  It has also been credibly reported that the FBI is investigating pay-to-play corruption during Clinton's State Department tenure, through the mechanism of the Clinton Foundation — the family "charity" by means of which the Clintons have become fabulously wealthy by leveraging their "public service."

'Not Over': 4 Legal Probes Hillary Clinton Still Faces.  [Scroll down]  One poll taken just before the election found that just more than one-third of Americans saw Clinton as honest, while another poll found an overwhelming majority believed she did something illegal or unethical with her private email server.  Such findings could make it difficult to rationalize dropping the investigations.  Judicial Watch, a leading conservative watchdog group, plans to continue its own investigations into Clinton through the use of Freedom of Information Act lawsuits.  That's because it isn't relying on the Trump administration's Justice Department or Congress to hold anyone accountable.

Clinton Losing The Election Doesn't Mean Her Scandals Will Go Away.  Continuing Freedom of Information Act lawsuits and related litigation will keep former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the spotlight, despite her upset loss to President-Elect Donald Trump.  Conservative nonprofit government watchdogs aren't withdrawing their lawsuits just because Clinton lost the election.  Many of these litigations seek the release of more of Clinton's emails from her tenure as America's chief diplomat.  The lawsuits remain important for evidence they may yet yield regarding allegations that the Clinton Foundation engaged in pay-to-play schemes facilitated in part or whole by the private email addresses and the home-brew server located in her New York home.

Federal Court Asked To Order IRS To Disclose Clinton Foundation Tax-Exemption Docs.  Attorneys for The Daily Caller News Foundation and Cause of Action Institute jointly asked a federal judge Thursday [11/10/2016] to order the IRS to comply with the Freedom of Information Act by providing copies of documents related to the tax agency's decision to grant exempt status to the Clinton Foundation.  In a suit filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, TheDCNF and CofA asked that federal tax agency officials be ordered to produce "records relating to the Clinton Foundation's application for tax-exempt status, materials relating to and submitted in support of that application, and any updates to the application and supporting materials."

Experts Question If Clinton Foundation Will Survive.  Clinton Foundation officials now face a potentially devastating barrage of investigations by Congress, federal regulatory agencies, state attorneys general and perhaps a probe by a special prosecutor, according to federal law enforcement and philanthropy regulation experts.  The months ahead could determine what kind of future, if any, the Clinton Foundation can have as Congress and the new administration of President-elect Donald Trump take what is certain to be a tough look the ethical and legal issues that have swirled for years around the troubled charity.

Thanks to Trump, America Dodged the Bullet.  A complete recitation from Rose Law Firm to Whitewater to Benghazi would require the wordage of many articles of this length.  We need but mention the two that happen to bookend her career:  that she helped free the rapist of a child and then laughed about it, and that she stole relief funds from the very wretched of the earth — the poor of Haiti.  It is not going too far to state that there is scarcely a single genuine act of magnanimity, of kindness, or of simple decency in Hillary Clinton's record.  It is exclusively a parade of crimes and cover-ups, any one of which would have totaled the career of another politician. [...] Clinton's career might well repay close study.  We need methods of identifying these types and curtailing them.  We also need to closely examine ourselves, our society, and our way of life to identify the weaknesses that allowed this creature to shamble across the political landscape unchallenged for so long.

America Waits to see if President Trump Can Finally Put Hillary Clinton Behind Bars.  America should begin to find out within a matter of months if Donald Trump is all talk or intends to follow through on a promise he has made multiple times — to prosecute Hillary Clinton.

The funniest parts of Hillary's tragic concession speech.  [For example,] ["]Last night I congratulated Donald Trump and offered to work with him on behalf of our country.["]  Hillary wants to work with Trump?  Donald Trump wants to prosecute her!  Do you think she will "work with" investigators who want to find out how she obstructed justice and destroyed government evidence?  Will she "work with" Bill to find out what was offered to Loretta Lynch at that private meeting on her plane?

Death of a dynasty that was rotten to its core.  There will be no first female U.S. President — this time.  History will not be made by a wife following her two-term husband into the Oval Office.  There will be no dynasty, no President Hillary Clinton.  Why did they think they deserved otherwise?  A zombie marriage killed long ago by Bill's philandering was cynically reactivated to boost her White House ambitions.

The crumbling Clinton criminal enterprise.  Think about it for a moment:  with no more promise of future access to the presidential inner circle, what third-world government or major global enterprise truly wants to pay a cool half-mil to a now not so cool Bill for his special insights?  Do you suppose that all those Wall Street swells are breathlessly waiting to hear the unique perspectives of a now not the first female president at a tidy 250 grand a pop?  Sure they are.  But of course, the influence-peddling speeches were just chump change, mere walking around money for high rollers like Hill and Bill.  The real cash, the huge multi-million-dollar payoffs that even bought pre-presidential secretary of state access, has until now come in the form of donations to the various non-profit entities the Clintons created to funnel their filthy lucre into — huge amounts of cash that could be washed, rinsed, dried, possibly even nationally dyed before being made available to maintain their one-percent lifestyle.

Rudy Giuliani:  Pardoning Clinton would seal Obama's legacy as one of worst presidents.  Former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani said if President Obama pardons Hillary Clinton on his way out of office, it would seal his legacy as "one of the worst presidents."  "The FBI is still investigating the Clinton Foundation, so whoever the attorney general is, [is] going to have to evaluate that," Mr. Giuliani said on Wednesday's "The O'Reilly Factor" on Fox News.  Host Bill O'Reilly suggested Mr. Obama could pardon Mrs. Clinton before he leaves office.

The people revolt, Trump wins.  In perhaps the most stunning political story in American history, the folks rejected corruption and unfair federal policies and delivered vast power to a maverick political novice who is promising to treat working Americans with respect.  There is no question that the Democratic machine waged an arrogant campaign that justified Hillary Clinton's incredible record of ethical deficiencies.  While many politicians distort and mislead, Mrs. Clinton seems incapable of speaking the truth.  Her exploitation of a massive charitable foundation for her own benefit is simply stunning.  Even more troubling she sincerely believes that she did nothing wrong or has ever done anything wrong.  Americans[,] even some who voted for her[,] noticed the narcissism.

White House:  Obama 'Hopeful' Trump Will Not Prosecute Hillary Clinton for Political Revenge.  The White House signals it is hopeful that President-elect Donald Trump will not prosecute Hillary Clinton, citing a tradition in America of not using the justice system to enact revenge on a political opponent.  "[W]e've got a long tradition in this country of people in power not using the criminal justice system to exact political revenge," spokesman Josh Earnest says.  "In fact, we go to great lengths to insulate our criminal justice system from partisan politics."

The Editor says...
Really?  Where was that insulation when Bill Clinton dropped in on Loretta Lynch at the Phoenix airport?  Or when the Director of the FBI made two politically-loaded announcements within two weeks of the presidential election?

Wall Street traders chant 'lock her up' and BOO during Hillary Clinton's losing speech.  Loud booing swept across Wall Street as traders chanted for Hillary Clinton to be locked up following her catastrophic defeat in the US elections.  The Democrat candidate previously held a good relationship with New York, having become the first ever First Lady to seek elective office after being elected as the state's first female senator in 2000.

The Editor says...
Hillary Clinton is a carpetbagger.  She grew up in Illinois, attended college in Massachusetts and Connecticut, lived in Arkansas until 1993, then lived in the White House.  Only after she decided to run for the Senate did she (and her husband) buy a house in New York.  (To reiterate the obvious, as forcefully as possible, she had never lived in New York until then.)  She only got a U.S. Senate seat because of the free publicity derived from being the sitting president's wife and because a number of other people made all the arrangements for her, much like the way she made a $100,000 profit overnight in the cattle futures market.

White House open to a Clinton pardon.  The White House isn't ruling out the possibility of Hillary Clinton receiving a last-minute pardon from President Obama — even though she hasn't been charged with a crime.  Asked at Wednesday's press briefing whether Obama had considered utilizing his unique executive power, press secretary Josh Earnest was cryptic.  "The president has offered clemency to a substantial number of Americans who were previously serving time in federal prisons," Earnest said.

The Election Fables of 2016.  Had Clinton in spring 2015, from the outset, confessed that she had violated federal law in her transmissions of classified material, or admitted that she had deleted some e-mails under subpoena that contained government business, or had she apologized for allotting, as secretary of state, time to Clinton Foundation patrons of her husband, on the basis of their donations and honoraria, she would have lost the primaries to Bernie Sanders and landed in jail.  Had the president and the Democratic National Committee not intervened to massage the political climate and help to warp the primaries, or had Donna Brazile not continued to sabotage the sanctity of the debates, Hillary might well not have found herself on the eve of the election tied or ahead in the polls for the presidency.  Had Bill Clinton not met Loretta Lynch on the tarmac, James Comey might well have acted earlier and with greater effect — and avoided his flip-flopping.  In other words, in all these cases of malfeasance, Clinton calculated quite correctly that Attorney General Loretta Lynch and the entire Obama administration, as well as the media and the liberal establishment, would rally to her side, even when it was evident that her denials were empty and her conduct ethically bankrupt and clearly illegal.

White House Doesn't Rule Out Pardoning Hillary Clinton.  White House press secretary Josh Earnest did not rule out the possibility of President Barack Obama pardoning Hillary Clinton before he leaves office in January on Wednesday.  "Donald Trump during the campaign pledged to jail Hillary Clinton if he was elected over the federal investigations that are underway.  Some legal experts have said President Obama could close off that opportunity if he pardons Hillary Clinton.

Obama-Clinton uranium scandal w/Russia exposed?  While then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton decided whether to allow the sale of a company holding 20 percent of America's uranium capacity to the Russian government, tens of millions of uranium investor dollars were received by the Clinton Foundation — not to mention a $500,000 speaking fee received by Bill Clinton from a Kremlin-affiliated bank.

Both Hillary Clinton And John Podesta Made Millions From Russia & Putin.  Liberal snowflakes in congress and the MSM have been obsessing about President Trump and Russia ever since he made a joke about Russian President Putin hacking his way into finding those 30K emails she supposedly erased.  They never however look at Hillary's Russian connections and those of her campaign's CEO, which indicates they are ignoring the fact that both Hillary Clinton and John Podesta made millions from Russia & Putin as the seek verification of their nonsensical story that President Trump and his team collaborated with the Russians to steal the election away from Ms. Clinton.

Hillary fund-raiser busted for cheating workers.  Bob Iger, CEO of Disney, hosted a fund-raiser for Hillary during the Democratic National Convention last summer.  His company just got busted for cheating 16,339 minimum- and low-wage employees.

The Clintons Assisted Goldman Sachs, Angela Merkel In The Greek Financial Crisis.  It's a story that has been told many times in part, but not in total.  While Goldman Sachs' role in helping to create the environment for Greece's government-debt crisis is well-known, less discussion is given to the role the Clinton family played in helping Angela Merkel to consolidate political control of Greece while also assisting Goldman as it continued to benefit from the meltdown once austerity measures had begun.  The Clintons appear to have received funds from both Germany and Goldman Sachs during this period.

The Clintons ditch two of most controversial parts of their charity foundation.  The Clinton Foundation is shedding two of its most politically problematic programs, while Bill Clinton is asking for supporters' advice on where to take his family's charity arm next.  Being spun into separate entities are the foundation's initiatives in the country of Haiti, along with the Clinton Giustra Enterprise Partnership, named after a billionaire backer of the couple.

Judge: FBI Release is "Smoking Gun" Against Hillary Clinton.  Could Hillary Clinton still be facing some extreme legal problems, even though the campaign season is over and her opponent was victorious?  If the latest information released by the FBI can be trusted, she has reason to worry.

Democratic Credibility Diminished By Clinton Global Initiative's Shuttering.  After Election Day, Congressional Democrats love nothing more than to talk about conflicts of interest.  Yet the re-emergence into the news of the Clinton Global Initiative, is the perfect reminder of the historic hypocrisy they showed by supporting failed candidate Hillary Clinton.  Last week, the Clinton Foundation filed paper work that officially closed CGI.  Yet as National Review points out, the rationale for closing CGI before the election is no longer there with Clinton's loss.

The Clinton Global Initiative's Ignominious End.  Before the election, when Hillary Clinton's victory in the presidential race appeared likely, the Clinton Foundation declared that it would wind down the initiative no matter how the election turned out.  At the time, those plans made sense:  It would be unseemly to say the least if a corporate- and foreign-government-funded networking event was directly connected to the sitting president.  But there was never much official explanation of why CGI would need to shut down in the case of a Clinton defeat.  After all, the world didn't run out of poor people or sick people on November 8.  But after the election, some of the foundation's donors acted as if the causes CGI supported were no longer worthy.

Clinton Global Initiative To Be Discontinued.  The Clinton Global Initiative has informed the New York Department of Labor that it intends to lay off its 22 employees on April 15, 2017.  The reason given is "Discontinuation of the Clinton Global Initiative."

Bill Clinton vows major donation to foundation.  The Clintons are redoubling their commitment to their family foundation — pledging to donate $200,000 to their family charity after Donald Trump pulled off a stunning victory over Hillary Clinton in the November presidential election.  Clinton Foundation chairman Bruce Lindsey, a longtime Clinton crony, announced the family's latest move in an email Wednesday to supporters.

Indict Hillary Clinton In Trump's First Hundred Days.  While Hillary Clinton's "basket of deplorable" was marching to the polls pitchforks and torches in hand to deny her access to the presidency and a new revenue source for the Clinton Foundation, Scooter Libby got his law license back and was reinstated to the bar by the D.C. Court of Appeals.  Libby was Vice President Dick Cheney's chief of staff when he was charged with obstruction of an investigation into the "outing" of Valerie Plame as a CIA operative.  Plame was in fact a desk jockey at CIA Headquarters in Langley, Virginia, not a secret agent in harm's way.

Understanding What's Happening In North Africa In The Context Of The Clinton Foundation.  George Webb is doing some very interesting work at YouTube connecting the dots concerning current events in North Africa, all within the context of Clinton Foundation machinations.  The links and contacts go very deep inside the U.S. government, extend outside the U.S. government to private armies, and can all be rolled up into one theme.  Follow the money, weapons and oil.  Everything that has happened has happened for a purpose.  Everything has been planned for a lot longer than you might imagine.

Why Donald Trump Should Pardon Hillary Clinton.  Who are the only people who need a pardon?  Answer:  Guilty people. [...] The second benefit of a Clinton pardon is that it gives the grassroots GOP base what it truly wants:  A final, incontrovertible verdict of "guilty" for Hillary.  Today's pardon will be history's acknowledgement that she's the O.J. Simpson of politics:  She's guilty and got away with it.

Will Obama pardon Clinton and cement his legacy?  Would Obama give his former secretary of state a preemptory get-out-of-jail card before he leaves office and turns the White House over to Donald Trump? [...] Of course, this is speculation.  Mrs. Clinton hasn't been charged with any crime.  But lack of charges didn't stop Republican President Gerald Ford from giving immunity to former Republican President Richard Nixon.

FBI New York Field Office Told To Continue Clinton Foundation Probe.  Officials at FBI headquarters instructed its New York field office to continue its corruption investigation into the Clinton Foundation following the election of Republican candidate Donald Trump, according to a former senior law enforcement official.  The instructions ordered agents to "go forward" with their ongoing inquiry into the Clinton Foundation which is focusing on issues of corruption and money laundering, according to the source.  "There were no instructions to shut it down, to discontinue or to stand down on the investigation, but to continue its work," the former official told the Daily Caller News Foundation in an interview.

Hillary Isn't Out of the Legal Woods Yet.  [Donald] Trump is listening to a chorus of vengeful Republicans who don't want to let Hillary skate on her use of a private email server and her pay-to-play conflict of interest with the Clinton Foundation.  A sure sign that Trump is reconsidering his position came when he announced he was asking the renowned prosecutor Preet Bharara to stay on as U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York.

Judge Jeanine:  Clinton Foundation is 'Bubbling Beneath the Surface'.  President-elect Donald Trump has said he likely won't appoint a special prosecutor to go after Clinton despite promising to do so during the campaign.  However Judge Jeanine Pirro, host of Fox News' Justice with Judge Jeanine, says there are plenty of reasons to move forward with a case.

Clinton charity received millions in German taxpayers' cash after Hillary praised Merkel.  Hillary Clinton is facing a backlash in Germany after it was revealed the country's taxpayers handed over £4million to her foundation via the government at the height of the US elections.  According to reports, the failed Democratic nominee's US-based charity received the cash to help plant trees in Africa at exactly the time she declared Angela Merkel her "favourite" politician.  But the revelation of the financing arangment [sic] has been met with scorn.  In October, around the same time the transaction was made, it was revealed that Mrs Clinton said the German Chancellor was one of her "favourites" when asked about who she admired in global politics.

Clinton-Connected Lobbying Firm Admits Failure To Disclose Work For Indian Government.  A Beltway lobbying firm with close connections to Hillary Clinton has acknowledged that it failed to disclose work it did for the Indian government in 2014 and 2015.  The Podesta Group disclosed the lobbying activities in an amended filing submitted to the Justice Department earlier this month, the Washington Free Beacon reported on Monday [11/28/2016].  The documents lists five separate contacts that Podesta Group chairman Tony Podesta, a prolific Hillary Clinton campaign donor, made with his brother and former business partner, John Podesta, to discuss U.S.-India relations in 2014 and 2015.  During that period, John Podesta, who co-founded the Podesta Group with Tony in 1988, served as White House counselor and then as Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman.

Trump administration will pressure foreign states to probe Clinton Foundation.  Foreign governments will be encouraged to investigate the Clinton Foundation's finances, as many are already turning off money spigots to the scandal-scarred group, The [New York] Post has learned.  A source close to President-elect Donald Trump's transition team told The Post that the new administration plans to pressure the US ambassadors it will name to bring up the foundation with foreign governments — and suggest they probe its financial dealings.

Clinton Foundation donors running away from the slush fund.  By the end of the general election campaign season even the anti-Donald Trump media stopped defending the Clinton Foundation.  The so-called "charity" was always a slush fund and an influence peddling operation.

Foreign Donors Begin Pulling Out From Clinton Foundation.  Clinton Foundation scandals emerged as a major blow to Hillary Clinton's campaign this past election, as emails released by WikiLeaks and from FOIA requests revealed pay-to-play schemes and overt conflicts of interest between the Foundation and Clinton's State Department.  Though the Clintons and their supporters staunchly defended the Foundation, pointing to the charitable work it produced to defend any criticisms, such claims of corruption were proven correct.  It now appears that Norway, one of the most prolific foreign Clinton Foundation donors, is decreasing its annual donation from $20 million in 2015 to $4.2 million this year — a significant drop suggesting the foreign government had expected to receive benefits in return for its generous donation.

Trump insider:  Hillary still could face prosecution.  While Donald Trump and spokeswoman Kellyanne Conway have indicated the president-elect has no intention of appointing a special prosecutor to investigate Hillary Clinton's handling of classified information and her family foundation, a Trump insider tells WND the statements should be interpreted narrowly, describing them as a shrewd effort to buy time and foster a spirit of "magnanimity" during the transition period.  Once Trump has taken the oath of office, the insider noted, the decision to launch an investigation rests with the attorney general, who has the power to convene a criminal grand jury or appoint a special prosecutor.  Further, Congress has the power to investigate and recommend the Department of Justice pursue a criminal prosecution.

Trump backs away from some of his strident campaign promises.  President-elect Donald Trump abruptly abandoned some of his most tendentious campaign promises Tuesday [11/22/2016], saying he does not plan to prosecute Hillary Clinton for her use of a private email system or the dealings of her family foundation, has an "open mind" about a climate-change accord from which he vowed to withdraw the United States and is no longer certain that torturing terrorism suspects is a good idea.  The billionaire real estate developer also dismissed any need to disentangle himself from his financial holdings, despite rising questions about how his global business dealings might affect his decision-making as the nation's chief executive.

REPORT: Trump Will Not Pursue Clinton Investigations; She's 'Been Through Enough'Morning Joe is reporting today [11/22/2016] that president-elect Donald Trump will not be pursuing any criminal investigations into his former political rival Hillary Clinton.  The report, first announced by Mika Brzezinski, comes just a week after a 60 Minutes interview where Trump indicated that he may not launch a full investigation into the Democratic nominee.  "I'm gonna think about it," he said at the time to Leslie Stahl.  "I don't wanna hurt them.  They're good people," he continued of the Clintons.

Trump Won't Pursue Charges Against Hillary:  "She's Been Through Enough".  After Trump stunned the nation during the second presidential debate with Hillary Clinton, in which he quipped that under a Trump presidency "she would be in jail", and suggested that he would demand a special prosecutor probe into Clinton's email server and the Clinton foundation, moments ago MSNBC's Morning Joe reported, citing a source, that president-elect Donald Trump will not pursue any investigations into his former political rival Hillary Clinton "for her use of a private email server and the Clinton foundation."

Trump Signals He Won't Pursue Legal Charges Against Hillary Clinton.  In order for the Trump agenda to gain quick passage, a Trump White House will need the help of at least some Democrats to do so.  That does not mean the matter of the still-ongoing FBI investigation into the Clinton Foundation is concluded, though.  In fact, that investigation is rumored to be far-reaching and will continue regardless of the Trump administration's statements regarding Hillary Clinton's private email server, though Conway wants to make certain the investigation maintains a the appearance of being entirely independent of any influence from a Trump White House.

Trump letting Hillary off the hook his biggest mistake yet.  At first blush, Donald Trump's decision to swear off criminal investigations of Hillary Clinton didn't look like a good idea.  At second blush, it looks like a terrible idea.  The decision, dribbled out in a TV report and then confirmed by aide Kellyanne Conway, is too momentous to come in bits and pieces and from anyone other than Trump directly.  He made the pledge at a debate to appoint a special prosecutor, and it smacks of Washington-as-usual for the reversal to slither out the back door.

Trump aide Kellyanne Conway:  No plan to pursue charges against Clinton.  During the presidential campaign, President-elect Donald Trump pledged to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate Hillary Clinton, would join crowds of his supporters in chants of "lock her up!" and said to her face during a debate that if he were president, "you'd be in jail."  But now that he actually will be president, Trump says he won't recommend prosecution of Clinton, who he told New York Times reporters has "suffered greatly."  What's more, he said the idea of prosecuting Clinton is "just not something I feel very strongly about."

Jesse Jackson calls for Obama to pardon Hillary Clinton before leaving office — even though he insists she hasn't done anything wrong.  Civil rights activist Jesse Jackson has urged Barack Obama to pardon Hillary Clinton to help heal the country.  Mr Jackson made the plea as he joined thousands of students in an anti-racism rally at the University of Michigan on Wednesday.  He told a crowd:  'In this election, voters voted for fear.  I think hope will defeat hate, but it's a battle.'

Jesse Jackson:  Obama should pardon Hillary Clinton.  Speaking at President Gerald Ford's alma mater, The Rev. Jesse Jackson called for President Obama to issue a blanket pardon to Hillary Clinton before he leaves office, just like Ford did for Richard Nixon.  Stopping short of saying Clinton did anything wrong, Jackson told a large crowd of University of Michigan students, faculty and administrators gathered at daylong celebration of his career that Obama should short-circuit President-elect Donald Trump's promised attempt to prosecute Hillary Clinton for use of a private e-mail server.  "It would be a monumental moral mistake to pursue the indictment of Hillary Clinton," Jackson said.  He said issuing the pardon could help heal the nation, like Ford's pardon of Nixon did.

Trey Gowdy Announces All-Systems Go On Hillary Investigation.  Trey Gowdy has been a pit bull when it comes to going after Obama and Hillary and their respective scandals.  Now that it looks like the Obama Injustice department is heading our the door, Gowdy is ready to finally do what seemed impossible before.

How to Handle Hillary's Crimes.  There are several related problems with Hillary's use of a private email service, her pathological lying about it, her conspiracy to thwart justice and oversight with the minions who would do anything to protect her, and the patent corruption of the criminal justice system.  First, the men and women who risk their lives to acquire classified information and for whose protection tough laws have been enacted must see that these laws are enforced and that there are consequences for violating them. [...] Second, if the Department of Justice and the leadership of the FBI have proven willing to twist justice for political ends, then these folks are much worse than just "bad cops."  If they walk away from this with their reputations intact and no sanctions for the very serious collection of crimes that would go with conspiring to exonerate the guilty, then our criminal justice system at the highest level can no longer be trusted.

Will Obama Pardon Hillary?  Should He?  White House press secretary Josh Earnest raised some eyebrows on Wednesday [11/9/2016] when he engaged on the question whether President Obama would pardon Hillary Clinton before leaving office.  Earnest did not indicate that the president had made any commitment one way or the other, but the fact that he is clearly thinking about it is intriguing.  The question primarily arises because there is significant evidence of felony law violations.  These do not only involve the mishandling of classified information and the conversion/destruction of government files (i.e., the former secretary of state's government-related e-mails).  It has also been credibly reported that the FBI is investigating pay-to-play corruption during Clinton's State Department tenure, through the mechanism of the Clinton Foundation — the family "charity" by means of which the Clintons have become fabulously wealthy by leveraging their "public service."

Congressional Clinton probes will go forward post-election, GOP lawmakers say.  At least four congressional investigations into Hillary Clinton's personal email use and mishandling of classified information are expected to go forward even after the former secretary of state's election loss last week, Republican lawmakers tell Fox News.  The probes, which cover allegations that Clinton lied to Congress about her email practices in October 2015 and that government records were destroyed, are ongoing and not dependent on the election's outcome, two senior Republican senators said.

Experts Question If Clinton Foundation Will Survive.  Clinton Foundation officials now face a potentially devastating barrage of investigations by Congress, federal regulatory agencies, state attorneys general and perhaps a probe by a special prosecutor, according to federal law enforcement and philanthropy regulation experts.  The months ahead could determine what kind of future, if any, the Clinton Foundation can have as Congress and the new administration of President-elect Donald Trump take what is certain to be a tough look the ethical and legal issues that have swirled for years around the troubled charity.

Now Five FBI Field Offices Are Probing Clinton Charity, Adding Fuel To The Fire.  FBI field offices in New York, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C. and Little Rock, Ark., are investigating the Clinton Foundation concerning allegations of pay-to-play financial and political corruption, according to a Wall Street Journal report Sunday [10/30/2016].  Mirroring information provided by a former senior law enforcement official that "multiple FBI investigations are underway involving potential corruption charges against the Clinton Foundation," the Journal confirms what The Daily Caller News Foundation Investigative Group reported in August.

Exclusive: It's Full-Bore Ahead For FBI's Clinton Foundation Probe.  FBI agents across the country are continuing to actively pursue a broad political corruption investigation of the Clinton Foundation, a probe that is consuming the resources in the FBI's Little Rock, Ark., field office where every agent assigned to public corruption matters now is working on the case, The Daily Caller News Foundation's Investigative Group has learned.  "Everybody's working the foundation in Little Rock," a former senior FBI official told TheDCNF.  There at least 10 agents involved, but it's possible the Little Rock field office is "pulling bodies from other programs."

Clinton, not Trump, is the one more influenced by foreign governments.  The Clinton campaign and the Democratic Party have used one statement by Donald Trump to make wild assertions about foreign influence in the 2016 presidential election.  "Russia, if you are listening I hope you are able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing," Trump said on July 27.  That one remark is the basis for massive attacks launched by the Clinton campaign.  Clinton accused Trump of encouraging "espionage against our people," ignoring the fact that it was too late to obtain those emails through "espionage" because Clinton already destroyed them.  If Russia obtained the emails prior to their destruction by Clinton, it would be much better for the United States if Russia released them rather than retain them for a possible blackmail file to have over Clinton.

Doug Band Exposes Foundation's "For-Profit Activity Of President Clinton (i.e., Bill Clinton, Inc.)".  Of all the discoveries revealed as part of the Wikileaks Podesta email dump over the past month, perhaps none has been as damaging to the reputation of the Clinton family as those made by the disgruntled employee of consulting firm Teneo (which was closely linked to the Clinton Global Initiative and Clinton Foundation), Doug Band.  As we previously reported, in the last email dump released overnight, as part of Band's ongoing feud with Chelsea Clinton and her allegations that he was misusing the Clinton name to enrich himself, Doug Band accused Chelsea Clinton of using Foundation money to pay for her wedding[.]

Wikileaks: Chelsea Clinton's Multi-Million Dollar Wedding Paid For By... "Charitable" Clinton Foundation.  A couple of days ago we shared a Podesta email from Doug Band about Chelsea talking openly in public about her "internal investigation" into the Clinton Foundation.  As with many of the Doug Band email chains, the rabbit hole just got a little deeper today with Band accusing of Chelsea of "using foundation resources for her wedding and life for a decade" among other accusations.  He also concludes with another veiled threat on the consequences "once we go down this road...."

Clinton Foundation Is The 'Largest Unprosecuted Charity Fraud Ever'.  Wall Street investment analyst Charles Ortel called the Clinton Foundation "the largest unprosecuted charity fraud ever attempted" before all the newly-exposed emails from campaign chairman John Podesta's account were released from WikiLeaks.  The leaks have fortified his findings.  The Wall Street investment analyst, who retired at 46 and prides himself on researching complex problems like General Electric and the credit crisis, has been fly-specking the Clinton Foundation since the spring of 2015.

The Clinton Foundation's $20 million off-the-books mystery.  The inner workings of a mysterious off-the-books arm of the Clinton Foundation were partially revealed in the hacked emails of Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta.  The little-known Haiti Development Fund, an LLC incorporated in Delaware in August 2010, was created by the Clinton Foundation with an initial endowment of $20 million from shady Canadian mining mogul Frank Giustra and Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim.

Calamity Impending for the Clintons.  When the Clintons left the White House in 2001, pilfering over $190,000 worth of china, flatware, rugs, and furniture as they cleared out, they claimed they were flat broke.  Their net worth today is now in excess of $150 million, accumulated not by traditional means of work and investment, but rather by pay-for-play influence peddling through speeches and Clinton Foundation fundraising — with the tacit understanding that the Clintons would be in a position to return favors to donors after Hillary won the 2016 presidential election.  The Clintons symbolize the institutionalization of corruption in Washington, which now permeates almost all the government agencies.

The Clinton scandals will never stop.  If Clinton takes office, the scandals won't come to a screeching halt.  Nothing about the latest chapter of Clinton scandal lends itself to a tidy conclusion.  There will always be a seepage of fresh emails; new revelations about some impropriety regarding the Clinton Foundation, Clinton donors, Clinton staff and the like; and reports of Bill Clinton saying or doing something compromising or otherwise inappropriate.  There will never be a last email, a last allegation of pay to play or a last word written by a former Clinton insider.

Clinton-Obama officials negotiated for jobs with Clinton-connected Teneo while agency subsidized Teneo client Dow.  Three top President Obama appointees to the Export-Import Bank were negotiating to join Teneo, the Clinton-connected consulting firm, at the same time a Teneo client was lining up for itself the largest subsidy Ex-Im has ever given out, emails reveal.  Ex-Im emails, obtained through the Freedom of Information Act, also show Ex-Im officials asking (and occasionally obtaining) favors from Teneo co-founder Doug Band in his roles at the Clinton Foundation and the Clinton Global Initiative.

'90s Clinton Scandal Figure Barred from U.S., Still Giving Money to Clintons.  Students of the big Clinton scandals of the 1990s will remember the name of James Riady, an Indonesian businessman who ultimately pled guilty to making illegal donations to Bill Clinton's political campaigns.  He was barred from entering the United States, in addition to paying the largest penalty in the history of campaign finance violations.  An email disclosed by WikiLeaks demonstrates that Riady is still feeding money into the Clinton machine.

Attn. Clinton Foundation:  Hurricane-ravaged Haiti needs the $2B in donations you stole from its earthquake relief funds.  Once again, Haiti is devastated by a natural disaster, this time by Hurricane Matthew.  Before the hurricane plowed into the southeast U.S. coast, where it caused major flooding and widespread power outages, "Matthew" had struck Haiti, the poorest country in the Americas, killing 877 people and displacing tens of thousands.  No doubt, there'll be a drumbeat asking you to donate to Haiti's hurricane relief, if it hasn't already begun.  Don't!

Chelsea Clinton's Husband Used Clinton Foundation To Raise Cash For His Hedge Fund.  That Teneo's Doug Band was not a fan of Chelsea Clinton, with whom he had a long-running feud as a result of her ongoing accusations that he was taking advantage of Bill Clinton's presence to enrich himself (even though thanks to a leaked memo we now know for a fact just how Teneo was working as a pass through, pay-for-play vehicle to enrich both Clinton and Band), we have known for a while (and reported on again just moments ago, when in one of the latest Podesta emails, he accused her of using Foundation cash to pay for her wedding).  We now learn that Band was also not a fan of Chelsea's husband, Marc Mezvinsky, co-founder of the hedge fund Eaglevale Partners, which had received substantial seed funding from Goldman Sachs, and which suffered massive losses with its wrong-way bet on Greek bonds.

Emails: Foundation 'resources' used for Chelsea Clinton's wedding.  An email released by WikiLeaks on Sunday appears to show a former top aide to Bill Clinton arguing that an investigation into Clinton Foundation spending would show that Chelsea Clinton used foundation resources for her own wedding.

The Dallas IRS Office That's Quietly Determining the Fate of the Clinton Foundation.  The Earle Cabell Federal Building in downtown Dallas is an all purpose office complex, a bastion of federal bureaucracy located at 1100 Commerce St.  Most people come for a passport or to get business done in front of a federal judge.  But inside, a quiet review is underway that has direct ties to the raging presidential election:  The local branch of the IRS' Tax Exempt and Government Entities Division is reviewing the tax status of the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation.

Clinton's charity confirms Qatar's $1 million gift while she was at State Dept.  Clinton signed an ethics agreement governing her family's globe-straddling foundation in order to become secretary of state in 2009.  The agreement was designed to increase transparency to avoid appearances that U.S. foreign policy could be swayed by wealthy donors.  If a new foreign government wished to donate or if an existing foreign-government donor, such as Qatar, wanted to "increase materially" its support of ongoing programs, Clinton promised that the State Department's ethics official would be notified and given a chance to raise any concerns.  Clinton Foundation officials last month declined to confirm the Qatar donation.

Giuliani, Sessions, Keating, et al:  Time for Loretta Lynch to appoint a Special Counsel.  We are concerned about the egregious damage that has been inflicted on two revered government agencies:  the Department of Justice and Department of State.  The primary missions of both have been derailed for political purposes.  The Department of Justice has been thwarted by its top officials' refusal to conduct a proper investigation of former Secretary Clinton's unsecured email server and the Pay for Play accusations based on millions of dollars paid to President Clinton personally and the Clinton Foundation by entities having issues before the State Department, all while she was Secretary.  Attorney General Lynch and former President Clinton met on the Phoenix, Arizona tarmac days before Secretary Clinton was to be interviewed by the FBI for possible criminal activity.  It has been reported that her staff ordered witnesses not to take pictures and no one was present during their 39-minute conversation.  General Lynch never recused herself from decisions on the Clinton investigation after her self-admitted "mistake," as it has also been reported that she continues to deny the FBI the authority to convene a Grand Jury, which is necessary for any meaningful investigation.

Wikileaks: Clinton Charity's Lawyer Said It Ran 'Like A Political Operation'.  A blistering internal review of the Clinton Foundation said in 2008 that the former president's controversial nonprofit was managed "like a political operation" with proliferating bureaucratic hurdles as opposed to a "sustainable corporation."  The foundation "operates more like a political operation ... as opposed to a professional, strategic, and sustainable corporation committed to advancing its overall mission," Clinton Foundation attorney Kumiki Gibson said in a report on her review in November 2008.

Inside the Clintons' Moroccan money 'mess'.  Hillary Clinton's top advisers downplayed her involvement in arranging a lavish Clinton Foundation conference in Marrakech last year, but behind the scenes they acknowledged her pivotal role and worked to minimize fallout from it.  After media inquiries about the role of Clinton and the king of Morocco in setting the stage for the conference, Clinton confidants, including her husband, Bill, scrambled to craft a new foreign contribution policy that looked tougher but still let them accept the Moroccan cash, according to hacked emails released by WikiLeaks.  The picture that emerges from the emails — as well as from interviews with a half dozen people familiar with the foundation's inner workings and other contemporary reporting — shows Clintons' confidants becoming acutely sensitive to criticism of the foundation's foreign fundraising around the time Clinton was preparing to launch her presidential campaign.  The Moroccan saga also provides a window into the Clinton teams' internal decision-making process on thorny ethics issues, as well as the occasionally less-than-forthcoming manner in which they deal with scrutiny.

For-Profit University Cashed In On Access To Clinton Insiders While Paying Bill Millions.  A for-profit university that paid former president Bill Clinton more than $17.6 million for his role as its "honorary chancellor" utilized access to Clinton insiders at the Clinton Global Initiative to advance its financial interests, leaked documents reveal.  Laureate International Universities — also referred to as Laureate Education — has faced scrutiny over its financial relationship with the Clintons, who have faced a string of pay-to-play allegations related to the Clinton Foundation and Hillary's time as secretary of state.  The organization has the financial backing of major Clinton donor George Soros and has donated between $1 million and $5 million to the Clinton Foundation.  It's chief executive, Douglas Becker, is a donor to Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign.  Additionally, the organization's top staffers have included several former Clinton staffers.

Trump closer:  How did Hillary get so rich?  For a populist election cycle that has been fought almost exclusively on personal qualities rather than issues, this attack has not gotten much use — until now.  The Clintons made several millions off of book deals, but made a lot more off of their connections to power and monied interests, including $57.5 million during the four years Hillary Clinton served as Secretary of State.  Donald Trump has occasionally made reference to this, but he's making it an explicit argument in the final week with his new ad, "Corruption."

FBI's Clinton Foundation investigation now 'a very high priority,' sources say.  The FBI's investigation into the Clinton Foundation that has been going on for more than a year has now taken a "very high priority," separate sources with intimate knowledge of the probe tell Fox News.  FBI agents have interviewed and re-interviewed multiple people on the foundation case, which is looking into possible pay for play interaction between then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the Clinton Foundation.  The FBI's White Collar Crime Division is handling the investigation.  Even before the WikiLeaks dumps of alleged emails linked to the Clinton campaign, FBI agents had collected a great deal of evidence, law enforcement sources tell Fox News.  "There is an avalanche of new information coming in every day," one source told Fox News, who added some of the new information is coming from the WikiLeaks documents and new emails.

The Real Hillary Disaster.  Let's suppose that Comey said nothing.  Hillary wins the White House on Tuesday.  The nation then faces a president-elect under federal criminal investigation that will — not just could — metastasize into multiple criminal investigations.  The primary investigation revolves around Hillary transmitting highly classified information on her private servers.  Leaks from the FBI indicate that there's near certainty that Hillary's private servers were hacked by no less than five foreign governments or entities.  No one knows the extent of the damage done to the nation's security yet.  National security officials are prohibited from saying, anyway.  Hillary's violated the Espionage Act and more.  That's serious jail time, if convicted.  FBI and Congressional investigations of President Hillary would consume most of the nation's time and energies — indefinitely.

Cenk Uygur:  WikiLeaks Reveal Hillary Clinton As "Living Embodiment Of Corruption".  'The Young Turks' host Cenk Uygur takes a deep dive into the WikiLeaks revelations about the Clinton Foundation and gives a critical description of why Hillary Clinton's poll numbers are sinking and why the people in Washington need to stop dismissing the possibility of Donald Trump winning on November 8th.  "She's the second most disliked candidate in American history.  She's lucky to be running against the most unpopular candidate in American history," Uygur says, pointing out that people in Washington operate in the same bubble as Clinton and refuse to acknowledge that there's, "Super soft support," for the Democratic nominee.

Cotton: Clinton Foundation one of world's largest money-laundering schemes.  Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) tore into the Clinton Foundation on Tuesday [11/1/2016], comparing it to an illegal money-laundering operation.  Asked on Hugh Hewitt's radio show about a Wall Street Journal report that four FBI offices were gathering information on the foundation earlier this year, the Arkansas senator speculated that a high-ranking Justice Department official is shutting down probes into the Clintons.  "I suspect that was a very high-ranking Department of Justice political appointee who was carrying water for the Clinton machine and wanted to shut down an investigation into the Clinton Foundation, which increasingly looks like one of the largest money laundering and influence peddling operations in the world," Cotton said.

Coverup? Clinton Foundation Fails to Disclose Latest Donor Report, Tax Return.  The Clinton Foundation pledges on its website that "for maximum transparency ... we update our donor web-page each quarter that we receive the contributions."  But officials there have yet to post the latest quarterly donor report and they've offered no explanation.

Report:  Hillary Tried to Shutdown U.S. Phosphate Producer After Getting $28M From Morocco.  According to a new report, Hillary Clinton may have worked with the EPA to try and shutdown an American phosphate producer after the King of Morocco, who runs a competing business, donated $28 million to the Clinton Foundation.

Obama to Hillary — Under the Bus You Go.  It's common knowledge of the disdain the Obamas have for the Clintons, and vice versa.  As far out radical as Obama is, I don't think he's a crook — or if he is, he is better at hiding it.  Obama doesn't appear to have sold the White House to highest bidder the way Hillary did at State — or selling naked options on her potential to become president.  At this point it seems Barack is probably tiring of constantly having to defend a woman he really can't stand, which is why, in my estimation, he is once again hanging her out to dry.

Top 7 Charges Hillary Clinton Could Face While President.  [#3] Bribery:  After the FBI set off a headline earthquake by re-opening the Clinton email investigation, we learned that several other FBI investigations of Clintonworld have been quietly in progress for some time.  One of those investigations is digging into bribery allegations against the Clinton Foundation.  The FBI agents working on these cases were reportedly very angry that top Bureau and Justice Department officials were pressuring them to drop their investigations.  The most attention-grabbing of these suspicions concerns an FBI official, Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, whose wife received an inexplicably huge political donation from Clinton bagman Terry McAuliffe, currently the governor of Virginia.

Clinton Bundler's Undisclosed Foreign Government Lobbying Draws Scrutiny.  A veteran Democratic lobbyist failed to notify the Department of Justice of high-level influence work on behalf of a foreign government that involved the future chairman of Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign, public records show.  On August 4, 2014, John Podesta, then a counselor to President Obama, met with his brother Tony in the West Wing.  As chairman of the Podesta Group, Tony lobbies on behalf of the government of India.  Joining them at the meeting were Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, then the Indian ambassador to the United States, and Taranjit Sandhu, the Indian embassy's deputy chief of mission, according to White House visitor logs.

The Clinton E-mails Are Critical to the Clinton Foundation Investigation.  The Wall Street Journal's report that, for over a year, the FBI has been investigating the Clinton Foundation for potential financial crimes and influence peddling is, as Rich Lowry said Monday [10/31/2016], a blockbuster.  As I argued over the weekend, the manner in which the State Department was put in the service of the Foundation during Hillary Clinton's tenure as secretary is shocking.  It is suggestive of a pattern of pay-to-play bribery, the monetizing of political influence, fraud, and obstruction of justice that the Justice Department should be investigating as a possible RICO conspiracy under the federal anti-racketeering laws.

Hillary's Final Days.  If you have followed her career with the enthusiasm and care that I have, you have seen the FBI popping up repeatedly in Hillary's scandals.  Back in the 1980s it began in Arkansas, with FBI Special Agent I.C. Smith questioning her role in fundraising for her husband Governor Bill Clinton.  It continued into the 1990s, coming to a boil in 1997 when then-FBI Director Louis Freeh responded to a Congressional query, asking him if he had ever experienced anything like the FBI's trials with the Clintons.  Freeh responded, "Actually, I have," and he likened his experiences with the Clintons to his "16 years doing organized crime cases in New York City."

Four FBI Probes Related to the Clintons.  [#1] Clinton Foundation:  Four FBI field offices — New York, Los Angeles, Little Rock and Washington DC — have been involved in a lengthy probe of the Clinton Foundation charity.  "Pay to play" allegations include the charity soliciting donations from corporations and foreign countries in exchange for access and policy considerations from then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, which she denies.  Emails published this month by Wikileaks reflect consternation among various Clinton allies about the possible appearance of conflicts of interests.  Chelsea, the Clintons' daughter, worried about blurred lines between the charity and the for profit business of one of her father's aides.  In emails, the aide, Douglas Band, discussed how he'd arranged millions of dollars in income for Bill Clinton from foundation donors.  He referred to the arrangement as "Bill Clinton, Inc."

Clinton Foundation Should Be Investigated Under RICO.  The former head of the FBI's New York office tells The American Spectator that the Department of Justice quashed an investigation of the Clinton Foundation, an outfit that he says rates an investigation under the same statutes used to prosecute the mafia.  "They are a crime family," James Kallstrom tells The American Spectator of Bill and Hillary Clinton.  "The Clinton Foundation is an absolute scam.  It should be investigated under the RICO statutes."

FIVE separate FBI cases are probing virtually every one of Clinton's inner circle and their families.  The extent to which Hillary Clinton's key advisers are now the focus of major FBI investigations is becoming clear.  The Clintons' long-term inner-circle — some of whom stretch back in service to the very first days of Bill's White House — are being examined in at least five separate investigations.  The scale of the FBI's interest in some of America's most powerful political fixers — one of them a sitting governor — underlines just how difficult it will be for Clinton to shake off the taint of scandal if she enters the White House.  There are, in fact, not one but five separate FBI investigations which involve members of Clinton's inner circle or their closest relatives — the people at the center of what has come to be known as Clintonworld.

Shock Claim:  Clintons are a 'crime family' as bad as the Gambino Mob, ex-FBI chief says.  James Kallstrom hit out at the Democratic candidate and her husband during an interview for US radio, in which he compared the Clinton family to notorious criminal mob the Gambinos.  The ex-FBI official, best known for leading the investigation into the explosion of TWA flight 800 in the late 1990s, said:  "The Clintons, that's a crime family, basically.  It's like organised crime.  I mean the Clinton Foundation is a cesspool."

Leaked Memo:  Hillary Wants Clinton Foundation To Keep Accepting Foreign Donations.  Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton has given her word that the Clinton Foundation will cease accepting foreign donations if she is elected president.  But a leaked memo reveals that Hillary's personal preference is for the foundation to continue accepting money from foreign governments.

The presidential race has changed because The Awful Truth about the Clintons is sinking in.  Shock Number One:  The Clintons actively enriched themselves through the Clinton Foundation empire.  Doug Band admitting that the same marks were targeted for donations, for speaking fees for Bill, and for consulting work for Teneo (which funneled money back to others in the machine, like Huma).  AT readers may have few illusions about the way the Clintons made their fortune, but loyal Democrats always assumed that it was incidental reward for their good work championing the oppressed.  Clinton's body man-turned-bag man Band shattered those illusions.  It was deliberate, and it was shady.  Shock Number Two:  James Comey's letter to Congress re-opening the email inquiry suddenly negated what Dems took as an "all clear" signal from him last July.  They went ahead and nominated Hillary in the knowledge that there was no criminal probe (of the emails — they did not know of the Clinton Foundation probe already underway) — thanks to Comey's July 5 presentation on the evidence and the decision not to recommend prosecution.  The rug has been pulled out from under them.

Blockbuster report on internal FBI conflict over investigating Clinton machine.  [Scroll down]  It turns out that the investigation of the Clintons' web of corruption has been bubbling up across the country, involving multiple FBI arms.  This scoop alone is enormously important.  It is very difficult to keep a lid on when so many locations and criminal specialties are involved.  There is a downside to having such a large web of criminal enterprises:  lots of law enforcement agencies take notice in their respective domains.

Just in time for the election: Undiscovered emails in Clinton's festering scandal.  Despite months of parsing and prevarications, we now know that Clinton and staff used an unsecured, private email server for government business, including for handling scores of classified materials.  Comey called it less secure than a standard Gmail account.  So why not use the secure government email system?  Well, those messages are all archived beyond Clinton's control.  They'd be subject to Freedom of Information Act requests and could show, oh, say, conflicts of interest among the secretary of state, the family's money-laundering family foundation and her hubby, the globe-trotting, lucrative-speech-giving ex-president whose personal appearance fees doubled when she took office.  As it happens, government archives are also not subject to the kinds of mass email deletions that occurred on Clinton's private system, even after Congress had ordered that everything be preserved.

Hillary's Two Official Favors To Morocco Resulted In $28 Million For Clinton Foundation.  Hillary Clinton did two huge favors for Morocco during her tenure as secretary of state while the Clinton Foundation accepted up to $28 million in donations from the country's ruler, King Mohammed VI, according to new information obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation Investigative Group.  Clinton and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) chief Lisa Jackson tried to shut down the Florida-based Mosaic Company in 2011, operator of America's largest phosphate mining facility.  Jackson's close ties and loyalty to the Clintons were revealed when she joined the Clinton Foundation's board of directors in 2013, just months after she left the EPA.

Grifters-in-Chief.  In an election season that has been full of surprises, let's hope the electorate understands that there is at least one thing of which it can be certain:  A Hillary Clinton presidency will be built, from the ground up, on self-dealing, crony favors, and an utter disregard for the law.  This isn't a guess.  It is spelled out, in black and white, in the latest bombshell revelation from WikiLeaks.  It comes in the form of a memo written in 2011 by longtime Clinton errand boy Doug Band, who for years worked simultaneously at the Clinton Foundation and at the head of his lucrative consulting business, Teneo.

The Clinton Degradation.  The prospect of a second Clinton presidency lies before us.  I find it almost unbelievable.  FBI Director Comey's announcement of the investigation of newly discovered emails is a timely reminder of what a Clinton presidency holds in store for us simply in terms of lawlessness and scandal, not to mention the horribly destructive public policies she advocates.

Hillary's Quickie Email Press Conference:  Vote Early Before This Gets Worse!  Please hurry.  Vote as soon as you can!  Before ... before the next shoe drops.

Leaked Email Reveals What Hillary Was Willing To Do To Silence Trey Gowdy.  Trey Gowdy is very good at his job.  He's a clear and present danger to Hillary Clinton.  He has given it his all to go after Hillary Clinton on Benghazi... he hasn't succeeded — the Clinton Machine has been too well oiled on this one.  One of WikiLeaks' emails also shows how it was a priority for Team Hildabeast to take Trey Gowdy down.  Especially as he turned up the heat on Benghazi.  Hillary's aides were ordered to find some way to discredit Gowdy.  They brainstormed it — all the big names in Clinton's email scandal were part of the plotting.  But in the end, they failed to nail him.

Don't hang around Doug Band this weekend.  I wouldn't want to be standing too close to this Doug Band guy anytime soon, especially not before the election Nov. 8.  Another thing I wouldn't want to do is have to write a life insurance policy for Doug Band. [...] Everybody trying to understand this Clinton Foundation grift is asking themselves, "How come nobody ever thought of this kind of mega-scam before?"  My answer would be, earlier racketeers dreamed of such a grift, but they quickly realized they could never get away with it.  They would have been locked up faster than Al Capone or Whitey Bulger.  But these are the Clintons.  They make the Kennedys seem law-abiding.  And we are no longer in "America," we live in a banana republic, where everything is for sale, from the top down.

Clinton Inc. — Still More Clinton Foundation Sleaze Exposed.  Hillary Clinton must be glad the election is only 11 days away, because every day we learn more about the depth of sleaze and corruption of the Clinton Foundation.  The Foundation has been under suspicion for more than a year for being a "pay to play" operation while Hillary was Secretary of State, in which governments and big wigs gave money to the Clinton's charity in exchange for access or favors from the State Department.  One of the defenses mounted against such criticisms is that the Clinton's never personally benefitted from the Clinton Foundation.  "They get no money from it, they take no personal benefit from it," is how Clinton defender Hilary Rosen put it.  But now we know that this, too, is false.

Podesta relative earned six-figure fees lobbying Clinton's State Dept. during his tenure there.  [Scroll down]  At that time, when Clinton was traveling to a record number of foreign countries, Podesta, a former White House chief of staff under President Clinton, held dual titles at the State Department: as a senior advisor — entitled to an annual salary of $130,000 never paid him, the department maintains — and as a member of a prestigious foreign policy advisory board Secretary Clinton created.  Records obtained from the U.S. Office of Personnel Management show Podesta's tenure at State extended from Sept. 25, 2011 to Jan. 4, 2014.  For several months in 2012, Clinton's final year as secretary of state, Raytheon, the leading defense contractor, hired Podesta's sister-in-law, Heather Podesta, as a lobbyist, federal records show.

Bill and Hillary's sleazy road to riches.  If there were still any doubt, the latest WikiLeaks disclosure makes it undeniable:  Everything we've heard about Bill and Hillary Clinton's sleazy drive to enrich themselves is true. [...] And in a 2011 memo to the review team, former presidential aide Doug Band openly boasted about how he'd raised millions for the foundation from his business clients — and even more for Bill Clinton personally.  In fact, Band's 13-page memo actually described the arrangement he'd set up as "Bill Clinton Inc." — "dedicating myself" to helping the Clintons use their government service to feather their own nest.  And what a gravy train:  Band's clients at his Teneo consulting firm were pressed to give millions to the foundation — and millions more to Bill.

12 Days from Election, Clinton World Still Has No Good Answers on Russian Uranium Deal.  The transfer of 20 percent of America's uranium to a Russian-controlled company, first exposed in Clinton Cash and confirmed by the New York Times, has become a central subject of the presidential campaign.  Donald Trump has referenced it in his speeches and news media "fact checkers" have been furiously writing about it.  Set aside for a minute how candidates might inartfully describe a complex transaction or the semantic games that might be played by "fact checkers."  The usually curious news media is going to absurd lengths to pretend that there is nothing here so the issue will go away.

Revealed: how State Department aides tried to get billionaires and donors access to Clinton on official secretary of state trips abroad.  Hillary Clinton's State Department aides batted around a series of proposals to let wealthy and influential entrepreneurs and investors tag along for Clinton's overseas trips as she engaged in shuttle diplomacy that took her all over the world.  The emails, released by Citizens United, come from official State Department archives — as opposed to hacked emails that have roiled the Clinton campaign for weeks.

Clinton donor who ran for-profit university was invited to State Department dinner by Hillary months before giving Bill a $17 million 'honorary' job.  The doors to a State Department dinner attended by influential academics were swung open by Hillary Clinton for a for-profit university after it donated millions of dollars to her charity, it's been revealed.  She got the university a seat at the table when she was Secretary of State and just months later it gave Bill Clinton an 'honorary chancellor' role worth $17.5 million over five years.  The CEO of the university in question — Laureate International University — Doug Becker, was lauded by Hillary before the 2009 dinner in an email to her deputy chief of staff that appeared on WikiLeaks.

Wikileaks reveals grifters sparring with each other over spoils at the Clinton Foundation.  Yesterday [10/26/2016] saw what could be the most meaningful release in the ongoing WikiLeaks saga.  It so big that the New York Times, Washington Post, and other MSM pilot fish are devoting lots of space to it.  In it was a 13-page memo written by Doug Band, defending his overlapping roles as fundraiser, agent for Bill Clinton speaking fees, honorary chancellorships, and other cash-generating activities and honors, and hustling founder of a big bucks consulting firm coincidentally signing up clients who are also donating to the Clinton Foundation and hiring the former president, via Band's solicitations.

Inside 'Bill Clinton Inc.': Hacked memo reveals intersection of charity and personal income.  When top Bill Clinton aide Douglas Band wrote the memo, he was a central player at the Clinton Foundation and president of his own corporate consulting firm.  Over the course of 13 pages, he made a case that his multiple roles had served the interests of the Clinton family and its charity.  In doing so, Band also detailed a circle of enrichment in which he raised money for the Clinton Foundation from top-tier corporations such as Dow Chemical and Coca-Cola that were clients of his firm, Teneo, while pressing many of those same donors to provide personal income to the former president.

Inside Bill Clinton, Inc:  Latest hacked email details how top aides helped rake in millions for former president.  The latest hacked email released by WikiLeaks details how one of Bill Clinton's closest aides helped rake in tens of millions for the former president while his wife was serving as Secretary of State.  The 12-page memo was sent by Clinton's former aide Doug Band in 2011 to him, his daughter Chelsea, several board members of the Clinton Foundation and its lawyers as well as its then special advisor John Podesta.  Published on Wednesday [10/27/2016] by Wikileaks, after a hack of thousands of emails from Podesta's account, it details how Band helped run what he called 'Bill Clinton Inc.'

More Politicized Justice to Protect Hillary.  A recently revealed connection between Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe, a local Virginia politician and the FBI exposes, at the very least, another deceptive conflict of interest that was likely intended to help protect the viability of Hillary Clinton's presidential ambitions.  These politicians believe they can get away with such actions because they trust that they can count on a complicit mainstream media to cover for their corruption.

House Republicans are already preparing for 'years' of investigations of Clinton.  Jason Chaffetz, the Utah congressman wrapping up his first term atop the powerful House Oversight Committee, unendorsed Donald Trump weeks ago.  That freed him up to prepare for something else:  spending years, come January, probing the record of a President Hillary Clinton.  "It's a target-rich environment," the Republican said in an interview in Salt Lake City's suburbs.  "Even before we get to Day One, we've got two years' worth of material already lined up.  She has four years of history at the State Department, and it ain't good."

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Tough talk is worthless unless it is accompanied by meaningful action.  If all Congressmen were like Mr. Chaffetz, a corrupt president (or federal judge) could be successfully impeached in a few weeks, but with the current crop of invertebrates, centrists and partisan obstructionist Democrats, no such action will occur.  Especially if the defendant is another sacred cow, like the one we've endured for the past eight years.

Clinton Aide's Memo Details Ties Between Consulting Firm and Clinton Foundation.  The overlap between Hillary Clinton's State Department, her family's foundation, and a consulting firm run by members of her inner circle has reaped a windfall for all involved, steering tens of millions of dollars to the Clinton family and generating lucrative contracts for a consulting practice run by a close confidante, an internal memo reveals.  The 2011 memo, authored by Clinton confidante Doug Band, reveals for the first time the precise financial flows between the Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton Foundation, Band's firm Teneo Consulting, and the Clinton family's private business endeavors.

13 Times Hillary Clinton Was A Truly 'Nasty Woman'.  [#1] That Time She And Her Husband Funneled Haitian Relief Funds To Clinton Foundation Donors:  After an earthquake devastated the island nation in 2010, the Clintons pretended to help the victims, but what happened instead is shady as hell.  Let's rewind to six years ago:  Hillary is serving as secretary of State, Bill is the named the United Nations' designated special representative in charge of its relief fund.  In other words, Hillary and her husband were in complete control over how the relief funds from the United States and U.N. were spent in Haiti.  Many of the contractors who were supposed to rebuild Haiti just happened to be mega Clinton Foundation donors who ended up making sub-par dwellings many Haitians abandoned, or funneling the money to build luxury vacation homes.

The 5 Most Disturbing Donations to the Clinton Foundation.  [#5] Saudi Arabian Influence:  When Clinton first took office in 2008, the foundation disclosed that Saudi Arabia donated between $10 to $25 million, with some donations coming as recently as 2014 when Clinton prepared her run for the presidency.  The foundation received an additional $1 to $5 million donation from the "Friends of Saudi Arabia," which was cofounded by a Saudi prince.  Critics question the ethics of taking such vast sums of money from individuals and a government with one of the worst human rights records in the world.

Rotten to the Core.  [Scroll down]  Of course, there is the Clinton Foundation — which WikiLeaks' release of the Podesta emails shows is an absolute septic tank of corruption and ethical malaise.  The Foundation's own staffers said in an internal review that it was an ineffective and largely useless organization; that was covered up in a memo to Clinton machine bigwigs Podesta, Cheryl Mills, Chelsea Clinton, and Bruce Lindsey in 2012.  Later, in 2015, Clinton Global Initiative honcho Doug Band took to howling to Podesta about the plethora of conflicts of interests Bill Clinton was engaged in while others in the Clinton machine were supposedly barred from having them.

Clinton Bundler's Contact With Campaign Chair Skirted Foreign Government Lobbying Laws.  [Scroll down]  When Tony [Podesta] sent the email, John [Podesta] was a top adviser to President Barack Obama, helping to steer White House energy and environmental policy.  He left the post the following month, then formally joined the Clinton campaign when it formed in April.  "This communication should have been filed on the FARA Supplemental as a communication from a registered agent to a covered government official seeking action on behalf of a foreign principal," according to Craig Engle, a partner at DC law firm Arent Fox and the founder of the firm's political law practice.  Engle said in an email that the familial relationship between the Podestas did not excuse the Podesta Group from its disclosure requirements.

Mark Levin:  A "President Hillary Clinton" Must Be Impeached.  After reading a comprehensive roundup of Hillary Clinton's email scandal by National Review's Andrew C. McCarthy, Conservative Review Editor-in-Chief Mark Levin declared on Facebook that, "A President Hillary Clinton must be impeached."

State Department aide pleads the Fifth more than 90 times.  A former State Department IT aide invoked his Fifth Amendment rights and refused to answer more than 90 questions Monday [10/24/2016] during the final deposition in a lawsuit over Hillary Clinton's private emails.  John Bentel, former Director of Information Resource Management of the executive secretariat, would not answer questions about whether the Clintons had paid his legal fees or offered him financial incentives, according to Judicial Watch, the conservative-leaning group that brought the suit.

Bob Woodward on the Clinton Foundation: 'It's Corrupt'.  On this weekend's broadcast of "Fox New Sunday," veteran journalist Bob Woodward said Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's family organization the Clinton Foundation was "corrupt."

Ex-State Dept. insider: Patrick Kennedy's long history with scandal.  From the Benghazi cover up to a clumsy attempt to trade favors with the FBI, a long string of State Department scandals dating all the way back to 1998 has one central figure in common:  Patrick Kennedy.  The undersecretary of state for management, Kennedy, has been directly involved, if not at the very center, of the many biggest scandals of Hillary Clinton's State Department.  He wields considerable power because in the State Department because he oversees every activity, including diplomatic security, information technology, contracting, acquisitions, construction, budget, finance, personnel, assignments, consular affairs and State's FOIA office, that is necessary for the department's operation and our embassies abroad.

WikiLeaks emails include list of Clinton Foundation conflicts of interest.  Clinton Foundation employees engaged in numerous outside activities that put them at risk for potential conflicts of interest, emails made public by WikiLeaks show.  For example, Chelsea Clinton used her foundation office "to run a business" and another employee used "office space of a donor in [C]hicago."  The list of potential conflicts was included in an email from Doug Band, a former aide to Bill Clinton who helped build the Clinton Foundation before co-founding a consulting firm called Teneo Strategies.

Clintons' financially fueled favors revealed in latest Podesta emails.  WikiLeaks' latest release of the Clinton campaign manager's emails adds merit to growing allegations that the Democratic presidential nominee considered and indulged in the so called "pay for play" practice.  The leaked emails highlight a number of occasions where large sums of money were demanded in return for either Bill or Hillary Clinton meeting with influential figures.  In a mail from February 2016, Neera Tanden, the President and CEO of the Center for American Progress, suggests to John Podesta that Hillary Clinton should consider returning money to banks who paid to hear her speak, if she does not secure the presidency.

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In my opinion Mrs. Clinton should return the money (and should never have accepted it in the first place) to avoid the appearance of impropriety, win or lose.  But I disagree with Ms. Tanden's position:  If Mrs. Clinton returns the money upon losing the race for the presidency, then one could reasonably infer that the money was collected using her future position as an inducement.  Returning the payments upon losing the race would be an acknowledgement that she no longer has influence to sell.

Wikileaks: Hillary Clinton Ditched CGI Meeting Despite $12 Million from Morrocan King.  A new batch of emails hacked from Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta's account, and published by the organization Wikileaks, reveals the star-studded guest list for the Clinton Global Initiative's 2015 meeting in Morocco.  It also reveals that those attending, including heads of state and CEOs of major global corporations, were expecting Hillary Clinton to be there.  Clinton did not attend, instead spending the days of the conference campaigning in Nevada and California.  Aide Huma Abedin repeatedly insists in emails published today that Clinton will be at the event, warning it would "break a lot of china" for Hillary Clinton to back out, before suggesting to Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook that Clinton would cancel her appearance at the last minute.

The Clinton Foundation Colombia Scam.  That the Clinton Foundation's operations are nothing but a cash cow scam is seen in a brilliant analysis and exposé of its operations in Colombia, a country beset by internal strife and an ongoing battle with drug cartels.  The truth, as reported by Ken Silverman and the American Media Institute in Fusion, a joint venture of ABC and Univision, hardly Trump surrogates, explains in part how the Clintons amassed a small fortune without holding any job or running any business. [...] Corruption has been a Clinton hallmark.  The Clintons have made a career of making a fortune on the dime of a public they intentionally deceive and defraud, using their positions of power to enrich themselves at the public's expense.

New Wikileaks Email Reveals Hillary Charged Morrocan Government $12 Million for a Private Meeting.  This seems rather, er, problematic: [...]

Abedin implicated Clinton in foundation trade-off with Morocco amid $12 million commitment.  Just hours after Hillary Clinton dodged a question at the final presidential debate about charges of "pay to play" at the Clinton Foundation, a new batch of WikiLeaks emails surfaced with stunning charges that the candidate herself was at the center of negotiating a $12 million commitment from King Mohammed VI of Morocco.  One of the more remarkable parts of the charge is that the allegation came from Clinton's loyal aide, Huma Abedin, who described the connection in a January 2015 email exchange with two top advisers to the candidate, John Podesta and Robby Mook.  Abedin wrote that "this was HRC's idea" for her to speak at a meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative in Morocco in May 2015 as an explicit condition for the $12 million commitment from the king.

Huma on Hillary's $12M Morocco fiasco: 'She created this mess and she knows it'.  Hillary Clinton solicited a $12 million donation from a government that her State Department considered corrupt, then realized the "mess" it would cause in her presidential run, a newly leaked email reveals.  King Mohammed VI of Morocco agreed to give the money to the Clinton Foundation, provided that it held a convention in his country in May 2015 with Clinton as the keynote speaker.  But Clinton realized that the conference, slated for a month after she announced her run for president, would hurt her candidacy.

Just 5.7 Percent Of Clinton Foundation Budget Actually Went To Charitable Grants.  Just 5.7 percent of the Clinton Foundation's massive 2014 budget actually went to charitable grants, according to the tax-exempt organization's IRS filings.  The rest went to salaries and employee benefits, fundraising and "other expenses."  The Clinton Foundation spent a hair under $91.3 million in 2014, the organization's IRS filings show.  But less than $5.2 million of that went to charitable grants.  That number pales in comparison to the $34.8 million the foundation spent on salaries, compensation and employee benefits.

Algeria Makes Donation To Clinton Foundation, Hillary Takes Them Off Terror Watch List.  According to one of the emails that Wikieaks released, the Clinton staff discussed Joe Scarborough alleging that Algeria donating to the Clinton Foundation to get off the terror watchlist.  They mocked it claiming it was proven false by "PunditFact," but that still makes you wonder why The Clinton Foundation is taking money from Algeria.

Clinton family home is loaded with 'expensive gifts' from Global Initiative sponsors reveals man who ran it -.  The Clintons' home in Chappaqua, New York is loaded with 'expensive gifts' from Clinton Global Initiative sponsors, according to President Clinton's former top aide Doug Band.  Band, mouthing off to John Podesta in one of the emails made public by Wikileaks, was complaining how he had to be transparent, as he was warring with Chelsea Clinton over using her parents' name to attract business to his firm Teneo.  Bill Clinton, Band suggested, did not play by the same rules.

Clinton Foundation Employed a Now-Imprisoned Senior Muslim Brotherhood Official.  Gehad El-Haddad, the now-imprisoned former spokesman for the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood's so-called "Freedom and Justice Party," was effectively the "Baghdad Bob" of the Arab Spring.  Educated in the UK and the son of a top Muslim Brotherhood leader, Gehad served as the special advisor on foreign policy to deposed Muslim Brotherhood president Mohamed Morsi.  Gehad incited violence, justified the torture of protesters, recycled fake news stories, and staged fake scenes of confrontation during the 2013 Rabaa protests.

Clinton Surrogate, Fox Host Get Into Heated Argument Over Russian Uranium Contracts.  Hillary Clinton surrogate David Goodfriend clashed with Fox News host Bill Hemmer on Thursday while discussing Clinton's negotiations with Russia over uranium contracts during her tenure at the State Department.  Hemmer asked Goodfriend about the hacked emails from Clinton campaign chair John Podesta's account released by WikiLeaks.  The conversation quickly turned to the Clinton Foundation receiving large sums of money as Russia secured key uranium deals while Clinton was secretary of state.  The discussion became heated when Hemmer asked Goodfriend, "How do you allow Russian companies to get the contract for the uranium deposits all over the world?"  "I don't like the fact we allow these Russian companies with direct ties to Vladimir Putin to get access to the uranium deposits overseas and some in this country as well," Hemmer said.

Jill Stein On Wikileaks:  How Much More Evidence Does Govt Need To Press Charges Against Hillary?  Dr. Jill Stein, the Green Party candidate, is railing against the Hillary Clinton machine and the mainstream media.  That's why you'll rarely see her on the news, because the media doesn't want her telling the truth about the Clintons.  And with brand new Wikileaks emails out, Stein is left wondering, how much more will it take to charge Hillary?!

Key Members For The Commission On Presidential Debates Are In Bed With Hillary Clinton.  Chief members of the Commission on Presidential Debates have historically donated to Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and to the Democratic party overall.  The Commission on Presidential Debates was founded in 1987 to ensure that debates are nonpartisan and provide the general public the best possible information.  It is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation that has sponsored all debates since 1988.  Co-Chairman Michael D. McCurry donated to Hillary Clinton campaigns from 2000 to 2008, giving her a total of $5,650 over eight years.

Scandals surround Clinton's gatekeeper at State.  Republicans aren't surprised at all that Undersecretary of State Patrick Kennedy is in the middle of the latest Hillary Clinton email scandal, since Kennedy has been in the GOP crosshairs for the last four years for other Clinton controversies.  FBI notes released Monday [10/17/2016] indicated that Kennedy offered a trade with the FBI in order to downgrade a classified email from Clinton's private server.  But Republicans pointed out Tuesday that Kennedy was involved in two earlier scandals.

Revealing Hillary's agents of influence.  [Scroll down]  So, the system is:  give money to a tax-exempt entity belonging to the Clinton Machine.  In doing so, they are paired with an agent who simultaneously operates on behalf of another entity of the Clinton Machine, the campaign.  In yet a third capacity, the same agent acts as lobbyist (for substantial amounts of compensation), accessing and influencing the State Department, which was run by Hillary Clinton but, formally speaking, was an entity that was the property of the American people.

Companies used Clinton fundraiser to lobby State Department.  The nexus among private companies, Hillary Clinton's State Department and the Clinton family foundations is closer and more complex than even Donald Trump has claimed so far.  While it is widely known that some companies and foreign governments gave money to the foundations, perhaps in an effort to gain favor, one of the key parts of the puzzle hasn't been reported:  At least a dozen of those same companies lobbied the State Department, using lobbyists who doubled as major Clinton campaign fundraisers.  Those companies gave as much as $16 million to the Clinton charities.

Wikileaks — Clinton Foundation Donors Expected 'Benefits In Return'.  An independent "governance review" conducted by a prominent law firm that specializes in philanthropic issues concluded in December 2010 that the Clinton Foundation had a weak, rubber stamp board of directors and that many of its donors had "an expectation of a quid pro quo benefits in return for gifts."  The blistering review — made public Thursday [10/13/2016] by WikiLeaks — described a tax-exempt public foundation with none of the independent oversight required under federal charity law.  The Clinton Foundation reported $187 million in net assets in 2011.  The decision to conduct the review was bitterly opposed by Bill Clinton's long-time friends and political advisers.

Breathtaking Criminality in Washington.  Recent revealed emails within that broad criminal conspiracy known as leftism show just how utterly dependent those sock puppets like Obama and Hillary are upon the nefarious intertwined collusion of the leftist media, the agencies of the Executive Branch, the Clinton campaign, and the DNC.  The depth of this criminal conspiracy, as these latest emails show, is stunning.  Consider the network news programs that gave Hillary the questions days before she was asked in a presumably spontaneous interview.  Giant corporations are not supposed to give free campaign resources to candidates.  That violates federal election laws unless the economic value of these actions are reported as corporate contributions to the Clinton campaign, which, of course, these are not.

Trump Campaign to John Podesta:  Resign or Come Clean on Owning Shares in Putin-Connected Company.  The Donald Trump presidential campaign is demanding that Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman John Podesta come clean about the details surrounding his membership on the executive board of an energy company, Joule Unlimited, which received millions from a Putin-connected Russian government fund and the "75,000 common shares" Podesta owned and had transferred to a holding company called Leonidio LLC.  "The disclosure that Clinton Chair John Podesta transferred his shares in Putin-backed Joule Unlimited to an anonymous holding company when he joined the Obama Administration is extremely concerning," Donald Trump Senior Communications Advisor Jason Miller said in a statement.

Wikileaks reveals the moment a daughter starts to realize her parents are corrupt.  The biggest human interest story so far of the Wikileaks hack is the story of Chelsea Clinton's discovery in 2011 that her parents' nonprofit was full of conflicts of interest.  They had set up a charity that allowed donors to get their way.  At first, she tried reform, only to lose out to the entenched cronies.  What emerges, in the context of Chelsea's actions in the next few years, shows us how she reconciled herself to the realities of the Clinton Organization.

Erik Prince:  Leaked 'Pay-to-Play' Clinton Emails Show 'Everything Is for Sale for the Democrats'.  On Wednesday's [10/12/2016] Breitbart News Daily with SiriusXM host Alex Marlow, former Navy SEAL and Blackwater CEO Erik Prince talked about how Hillary Clinton's leaked emails "truly indicates that everything is for sale for the Democrats, that it really is pay-to-play — and if you don't pay them, they crush you."  "For the weak-kneed Republicans that cry crocodile tears about some stupid private conversation that occurred eleven years ago, and, instead, want to be embraced, or to embrace a Hillary presidency, is flat-out disgusting," he declared.  "If nothing else, it will make America, it will make patriots realize who is pro-America and who is pro-political establishment."  "The choice could not be more real and more important for the survival of the Republic than what goes on on November 8," he declared.

Bolton on WikiLeaks Revelations:  Hillary Clinton Thinks the World Must 'Get Ready for Open Borders'.  Former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton discussed the latest WikiLeaks revelations of favors done for "FOBs" (Friends of Bill Clinton) in Haiti on Thursday's [10/13/2016] edition of Breitbart News Daily on SiriusXM.  "Just to start with, Haiti, it is a series of violations of AIDs, typical procurement practices," Bolton pointed out.  "Not that I would hold them up as the best in the world, but there are rules about competitive bidding, and rules against the directed award of contracts."  (AID is the United States Agency for International Development, also commonly referred to as USAID.)

WikiLeaks emails reveal Bill Clinton's $1M 'birthday' present from Qatar.  The WikiLeaks document dump of Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta has revealed Qatar's previous desire to give her husband a $1 million "birthday" present.  Thousands of emails leaked by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's nonprofit organization continue to embarrass Democrat presidential hopeful Mrs. Clinton.  The latest email thread shows an aide discussing conversations with ambassadors from Qatar, Brazil, Peru, Malawi, and Rwanda while in the nation's capital.

Bill Clinton Received $1 Million Birthday Gift from the Islamic Government of Qatar in 2011.  According to the newly released WikiLeaks emails, Bill Clinton, the husband of then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, received a birthday present from the Islamic country of Qatar in 2011 of $1 million.  "[Qatar] Would like to see WJC 'for five minutes' in NYC, to present $1 million check that Qatar promised for WJC's birthday in 2011," Ami Desai, director of foreign policy for the Clinton Foundation, wrote in 2012.

Bombshell: Clinton Foundation Donors Expected 'Benefits In Return For Gifts'.  An independent "governance review" conducted by a prominent law firm that specializes in philanthropic issues concluded in December 2010 that the Clinton Foundation had a weak, rubber stamp board of directors and that many of its donors had "an expectation of a quid pro quo benefits in return for gifts."  The blistering review — made public Thursday by WikiLeaks — described a tax-exempt public foundation with none of the independent oversight required under federal charity law.  The Clinton Foundation reported $187 million in net assets in 2011.

ISIS Backer Gave Bill $1 Mil Check for Birthday.  It's good to be a Clinton.  Things just fall into your lap.  Like mansions, six figure speaking fees and million dollar checks from enemies of this country. [...] Now this is supposed to be "charity", except that the Clinton Foundation didn't specialize in charity.  And Qatar demanding a meeting and then presenting a check for Bill's birthday looks nothing like charity.  It's pretty blatantly personal and about an enemy state buying influence with the husband of the woman they expected to be president.

Clinton Backed Puerto Rico Debt Relief Bill After Lobbyist Donor's Email.  Hillary Clinton formally backed legislation to relieve Puerto Rico of billions of dollars in debt after a top Clinton fundraiser who lobbies for the Puerto Rican treasury raised the issue with her campaign chair, hacked emails show.  Podesta Group president Tony Podesta emailed his brother, Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta, in March 2015.  The subject line was "Puerto Rico," while the body of the email asked, "Can you call me today re PR.  Need advice not action."  The Podesta Group has represented the Puerto Rico Department of the Treasury since 2013.  At the time, Tony Podesta and seven of the firm's other lobbyists were pushing for passage of congressional legislation to allow the U.S. commonwealth to restructure its debt through Chapter 9 bankruptcy proceedings.

Wikileaks: Clinton Foundation Chatter with State Dept on Uranium Deal with Russia.  Top staffers for Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign got heads-up from a Clinton Foundation senior vice-president that the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee was asking the Department of Justice to investigate the State Department approval of the sale of American uranium assets to a Russian company.

November 8, 2016: America's First-Ever National Refenderum on Government Corruption.  If you would like to know how a Hillary Clinton administration would operate, remind yourself of how her email scandal was handled, not just by Hillary and her aides, but by the Obama Department of Justice, the FBI and the Republicans in Congress — one might say they are all unindicted co-conspirators in a cover-up.  It is a scandal punctuated by government lying and stonewalling and a conspicuous absence of moral courage by those in a position to do the right thing. [...] The efforts taken by the Clintons to avoid transparency by setting up a private server and the quantity of money flowing to them dwarfs any previous government scandal.  During Hillary's public service, about $250 million went to the Clintons directly and about $2 billion to the Clinton Foundation, an entity seemingly designed to intentionally evade the laws preventing foreign interests from influencing American politics and policy decisions.

Watchdog group accuses Clinton campaign of election law violations.  A nonpartisan watchdog group Thursday [10/6/2016] called for a federal investigation of Hillary Clinton's campaign committee, accusing it of illegally accepting millions of dollars worth of "opposition research" and other assistance from Correct the Record, an outside super-PAC, in violation of U.S. election laws.  The Campaign Legal Center also filed complaints with the Federal Election Commission to initiate probes of Donald Trump's campaign, and two super-PACs backing it, for similar violations of laws barring "coordination" between political campaigns and outside groups.

Why Doesn't The Media Ask Hillary About State Dept./ Clinton Foundation Ties To Russia?  [Scroll down]  On the other hand, the media is ignoring the financial connections between Hillary Clinton, the Clinton Foundation, and Russia that suggest Hillary Clinton has already shown favoritism toward Russia.  When she was secretary of state, Clinton made deals with Clinton Foundation donors, one resulted in Russian control of 20% of American uranium reserves, another gave Putin access to our military technology.  In April 2015 the NY Times disclosed a deal which enabled Russia to own about 20% of the uranium production capacity of the United States for a $2.35 million donation to the Clinton Family Foundation.  According to the report a Canadian based company Uranium One, owned the uranium assets was being purchased by Russian state atomic energy agency Rosatom — a deal which had to be approved by various U.S. agencies including the State Department.  Canadian records show that while the State Department was mulling of the deal, the family foundation of Chairman of Uranium One made four donations totaling $2.35 million to the Clinton Family Foundation.

A Banana Republic, If We Choose to Keep It.  ## In court documents made public in 2002, an IRS official admitted that legal opponents of former President Bill Clinton were singled out for tax audits, including 10 more than 20 conservative organizations such as the Heritage Foundation and American Spectator magazine, as well as a number of individual Clinton accusers, like Paula Jones and Gennifer Flowers.  If Hillary wins, she brings Bill with her to the White House.

Clinton Sought Pentagon, State Department Contracts for Chelsea's Friend.  Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sought to arrange Pentagon and State Department consulting contracts for her daughter's friend, prompting concerns of federal ethics rules violations.  Clinton in 2009 arranged meetings between Jacqueline Newmyer Deal, a friend of Chelsea Clinton and head of the defense consulting group Long Term Strategy Group, with Pentagon officials that involved contracting discussions, according to emails from Clinton's private server made public recently by the State Department.  Clinton also tried to help Deal win a contract for consulting work with the State Department's director of policy planning, according to the emails.  Deal is a close friend of Chelsea Clinton, who is vice chair of the Clinton Foundation.

Clinton Foundation refiles three years of tax forms.  Clinton Foundation officials quietly refiled three years of tax-related forms this week after the New York attorney general acknowledged the charity had failed to disclose all of its donors in accordance with state law.  Two entities operating within the Clintons' sprawling philanthropic network — the Clinton Health Access Initiative and the Clinton Global Initiative — submitted supplementary financial disclosures for different years between 2012 and 2014 while denying Tuesday [10/4/2016] that the attorney general's office had asked them to do so.

Exposed: The Corrupt Clinton Foundation You've Never Heard Of.  Three months after leaving the White House in 2001, former President Bill Clinton arrived in India to cheering throngs to help those who had just lost a million homes in the aftermath of a massive earthquake that killed 20,000 and injured 166,000.  In classic Clinton style, he solemnly promised that his new nonprofit — called the American India Foundation (AIF) — would rebuild 100 villages.  Rajat Gupta, his millionaire co-chairman, pledged $1 billion for the victims.  It never happened.  Years later, AIF's annual reports were reviewed by the Daily Caller News Foundation and show only seven villages were partially rebuilt by Clinton's group, and a mere $2.7 million of $53 million raised over a decade went to the earthquake victims.

Clinton-backed branch of foundation donor GM now caught in major scandal.  Hillary Clinton had glowing words for the General Motors plant in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, when she traveled there in 2011 as secretary of state to announce the joint venture — of GM and an Uzbekistan state-owned firm — as a finalist for a State Department award.  "It is a collaboration between Uzbek and American companies, and it will serve as a symbol of our friendship and cooperation," Clinton said, touting the plant's "newest, most advanced technology."  The visit came a year after the General Motors Foundation had contributed $684,455 in vehicles to the Clinton Foundation.

AIM interview with Peter Schweizer, author of Clinton Cash.  From the interview:  "So, what the Clintons have done is basically create an apparatus that now allows foreign oligarchs to influence the highest levels of our government in a way that they never have before because they now have a vehicle to put money in the pockets of America's political leaders."  [Podcast]

GOP senators probe Clinton Foundation ties to State, Boko Haram.  Sens. David Vitter and Chuck Grassley pressed the Justice Department Tuesday [9/27/2016] on why the State Department, under the leadership of Hillary Clinton, refused to designate Boko Haram as a terrorist organization.  "For two years, Boko Haram grew as Secretary Clinton and her Department of State refused official requests to designate Boko Haram" as a terror group, the Republican lawmakers wrote in a letter to the Attorney General Loretta Lynch on Tuesday.  Vitter and Grassley were referring to a period between 2011 and 2012, during which the Justice Department joined other federal agencies in recommending the designation for the Nigerian terror outfit.

Clintons Got $100 Million From Persian Gulf Sheikhs.  In an exclusive report, the Daily Caller explains the vast amount of money that Middle Eastern autocrats have poured into the pockets of Bill and Hillary Clinton.  In addition to $85 million in cash donations to the couple's "foundation," Bill Clinton received $15 million in "guaranteed payments" from the crown prince of Dubai.  He is alleged to have received as much as another $20 million in "walking away money" from their scheme to establish an offshore sovereign wealth fund.  This is in addition to more than a million dollars in speaking fees Clinton charged the United Arab Emirates (UAE), fees approved by the State Department while Hillary was in charge of it.

Not News?  Clinton Foundation Honors Wife of Palestinian Terrorist.  Snopes.com was checking out a story the liberal media doesn't want to touch:  "Hanan al-Hroub, whose husband was jailed for providing chemicals used in making bombs that killed Israelis, was invited to speak at a Clinton Global Initiative dinner."  Ruling:  True.  So the liberal media thrills at any chance to associate Donald Trump with David Duke, but it can't possibly find the newsworthiness in the Clinton Foundation honoring the wife of a terrorist bomb-maker.  A Nexis search finds nothing in network or cable news, and nothing in the nation's most prestigious newspapers — save one.  Only The Wall Street Journal has touched the story.

Clinton Foundation Took Cash from Wells Fargo.  Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is joining the attack against Wells Fargo, which was fined $185 million by the federal government for opening new accounts for customers without their consent, and then charging them fees.  Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) is leading the charge, but Clinton is trying to use the issue to her advantage, writing an open letter to Wells Fargo customers promising to take action.  However, the Clinton Foundation has taken large sums from Wells Fargo.

David Brock's money machine looks a lot like a money laundering operation.  Thanks to a thorough review of publicly available financial reports of the IRS-certified nonprofit empire of David Brock, Andrew Kerr of thecitizensaudit.com (reprinted in Zerohedge) has exposed some potentially criminal activity that, at the least, requires an investigation the Department of Justice, the IRS, and probably various state authorities.

Bill Clinton says foundation 'worked out better than I ever dreamed'.  Bill Clinton praised the work of his signature charitable organization, the Clinton Global Initiative, at the conclusion of its final meeting in New York City Wednesday [9/21/2016].  "CGI worked out better than I ever dreamed thanks to you," Clinton told the audience of donors at the group's glitzy annual gathering.  The former president called his work with the Clinton Foundation "one of the great honors of my life" in an emotional speech that had been hailed as a response to criticism of his charity's ties to corporate and foreign interests that could conflict with the political ambitions of his wife.

Clinton Foundation's Latest Scandal Involves Payments For "Exclusive Access To New Lime Production" In Haiti.  In the media's latest blatant attempt to "criminalize behavior that is normal", the Wall Street Journal recently highlighted yet another questionable pay-for-play allegation between Bill Clinton, the Clinton Foundation and a powerful European perfume industry trade group called the Fragrance Foundation.  The alleged scandal begins with a $260,000 payment to Bill Clinton for a January 2014 speech to the Fragrance Foundation and ends with Firmenich International, one of the world's largest fragrance and flavoring suppliers, getting access to an exclusive supply of limeoil from Haiti with a little help from their new friends at the Clinton Foundation...but only after another $200,000 of "donations" to a Clinton Foundation company, based in Haiti, called the Acceso Peanut Enterprise Corporation.

The Clinton Foundation has become a clear liability, as Bill Clinton mounts his big defense.  Although Clinton and supporters of Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign are clearly apoplectic that a charitable foundation that has done so much good work has become a potential liability for them in 2016, the fact remains that it has.  Bill Clinton emphasizes that no direct financial benefit was involved — "Nobody in my family ever took a penny out of this foundation, and [we] put millions of dollars in," he told NPR this week — but a clear majority of Americans believe the foundation, at best, raises concerns about conflicts of interest.  And they say, by a huge margin, that Hillary Clinton did favors for its donors during her time as secretary of state.

Did The Clinton Foundation Save Lives, Or Cost Them?  When the Clinton Foundation scandal made headlines last month, Clinton loyalists claimed that the attacks were misguided because the foundation was saving so many lives.  But a congressional investigation suggests that the opposite may be true when it comes to fighting AIDS.  The foundation has been a focus of interest for more than a year because of its apparent role as a "pay to play" operation while Hillary Clinton was secretary of state, with the Clintons' trading donations to the foundation for access to and favors from Hillary.

How the Clinton Foundation Got Rich off Poor Haitians:  It filtered money through Haiti and back to itself.  In January 2015 a group of Haitians surrounded the New York offices of the Clinton Foundation.  They chanted slogans, accusing Bill and Hillary Clinton of having robbed them of "billions of dollars."  Two months later, the Haitians were at it again, accusing the Clintons of duplicity, malfeasance, and theft.  And in May 2015, they were back, this time outside New York's Cipriani, where Bill Clinton received an award and collected a $500,000 check for his foundation.  "Clinton, where's the money?" the Haitian signs read.  "In whose pockets?"  Said Dhoud Andre of the Commission Against Dictatorship, "We are telling the world of the crimes that Bill and Hillary Clinton are responsible for in Haiti."

Money Laundering Scheme Exposed: 14 Pro-Clinton Super PACs & Non-Profits Implicated.  Uncovered records expose a constant flow of money between these organizations.

Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard, Cisco, McDonald's and Western Union give cash to the Clintons.  A number of big-name corporations have donated to the Clinton Global Initiative, which kicked off today [9/19/2016] in New York City and is the last of its kind, as Bill Clinton slowly steps away from his foundation in case wife Hillary Clinton wins the White House.  Corporate sponsors include Hewlett-Packard, McDonald's and Western Union, with the CGI also partnering with Microsoft, Cisco and Procter & Gamble.  And while the confab isn't nearly as CEO-studded as in years past, bosses from Sony, GlaxoSmithKline, Cisco and Unilever are slated to speak.

Exclusive: Clinton Foundation AIDS Program Distributed 'Watered-Down' Drugs To Third World Countries.  Former President Bill Clinton and his Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) distributed "watered-down" HIV/AIDs drugs to patients in sub-Saharan Africa, and "likely increased" the risks of morbidity and mortality, according to a draft congressional report obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation.  The congressional report, titled, "The Clinton Foundation and The India Success Story," was initiated by Rep. Marsha Blackburn, a Tennessee Republican and vice-chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

Bill Clinton admits: 'Maybe' some donated money to influence State Dept..  Bill Clinton on Sunday acknowledged that some of the donors to the Clinton Foundation likely made those donations in order to influence foreign policy, when Hillary Clinton led the State Department.  But in a Sunday interview with NPR, Clinton insisted that the donations never influenced policy.  "Well, since we had more 300,000 donors, it would be unusual if nobody did," Clinton said when asked if some of the donors might have been trying to ingratiate themselves with the Clintons.

Clinton Foundation Spent Millions More On Travel Than Charitable Grants, IRS Filings Show.  The Clinton Foundation spent significantly more money on travel costs than it did on charitable grants in 2014, the organization's tax filings show.  The foundation spent $7.8 million on travel in 2014, while spending less than $5.2 million on charitable grants over the same time span, according to the foundation's 2014 IRS filings.  More than $6 million of the $7.8 million spent on travel was marked as "Program service expenses."

Clinton Foundation Spent Less Than 6 Percent On Charitable Grants In 2014.  The Clinton Foundation spent less than 6 percent of its budget on charitable grants in 2014, according to documents the organization filed with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in 2015.  During the 2014 tax year, the tax-exempt foundation spent a total of $91.2 million, but less than $5.2 million of that money, or 5.7 percent, was granted to charitable organizations, the group's tax filings show.  The Clinton Foundation raised nearly $178 million in 2014.  The organization's charitable grants also declined significantly when compared to its donations in 2013.  Compared to its 2013 charitable grants of $8.8 million, the Clinton Foundation's grants in 2014 declined by more than 40 percent, even as its revenue over the same period increased by 20 percent.  According to the tax filings, the Clinton Foundation is currently sitting on $354 million in assets, including $125 million in cash or cash equivalents and $108 million in property or equipment.

Bill Clinton's swanky birthday bash proves the Clintons just can't stop influence-peddling.  For a giant, flashing sign that the Clintons' influence-peddling will never end, look no further than Bill's 70th birthday party Friday night at the Rainbow Room — which of course is a Clinton Foundation fund-raising bash.  Yup, that's right; show 'em the money, money, money:  Donors must give $250,000 to be a "chair" of the party, six figures to be a co-chair, 50 grand to be a vice-chair.  True, buying a ticket will get you some glam — Barbara Streisand, Jon Bon Jovi and Wynton Marsalis are all to perform.  But how many others hope their gift will at least get them onto some future White House guest list, and possibly buy even larger favors?

Clinton Foundation Spent More On Travel Expenses Than Charity.  The Clinton Machine takes other people's money, including millions from oppressive Islamic regimes that sentence homosexuals to death and don't allow women to vote, drive a car, or be out in public alone.  In 2014, the Clinton Foundation took in an astonishing $178 million dollars, according to IRS tax records.

Just 5.7 Percent Of Clinton Foundation |Budget Actually Went To Charitable Grants.  Just 5.7 percent of the Clinton Foundation's massive 2014 budget actually went to charitable grants, according to the tax-exempt organization's IRS filings.  The rest went to salaries and employee benefits, fundraising and "other expenses."  The Clinton Foundation spent a hair under $91.3 million in 2014, the organization's IRS filings show.  But less than $5.2 million of that went to charitable grants.  That number pales in comparison to the $34.8 million the foundation spent on salaries, compensation and employee benefits.

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Hillary campaign accused of fraudulent charges to low-income donors' credit cards.  You know those horrible people who take your credit card information, supposedly for a one-time purchase or a single donation, then turn around and charge it again multiple times beyond what you authorized?  Scam artists!  Criminals!  Who are these people and where do they get the nerve to prey on people like that?  For one thing, it is usually people who know how to fly under the radar screen.  For instance, if they know that no one investigates thefts under $100, they'll steal $99, or something less than that.  People who know how to break the law without ever having to pay a price for it.

Exclusive: $216 Million From Clinton Foundation Donors Bought 205 Invitations to White House State Dinners.  A total of 205 Clinton Foundation donors whose corporations and foundations collectively contributed $216 million since 2009, were awarded the most coveted invitations in the nation's capital: prestigious seats at one or more White House State Dinners, according to a Daily Caller News Foundation investigation.  At least 15 of the Clinton Foundation's corporate donors — representing $47 million in contributions — were able to win invitations to two or more official state dinners.

Did The FBI Nearly Investigate The Clinton Foundation Because Of This Mysterious Chinese Billionaire?  A Clinton Foundation donor's financial activity was suspicious enough for FBI and Justice Department officials to meet earlier this year to consider opening an investigation into the Clinton family charity.  And while the donor has not been identified, details from a CNN report about the meeting raise the strong possibility that the individual is a Chinese billionaire who gave the Clinton Foundation $2 million in 2013 and also contributed $120,000 to Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe's gubernatorial campaign that same year.  That donor is Wang Wenliang, a former delegate to the Chinese parliament.  He controls several Chinese firms, including Rilin Enterprises and Dandong Port Co.

DOJ Investigates McAuliffe Over Donation From Chinese Clinton Foundation Donor.  The company of a Chinese businessman involved in a federal investigation into Virginia's Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe pledged $2 million to the Clinton Foundation the same year that it wrote a six-figure check to McAuliffe's campaign.  CNN reported on Monday [5/23/2016] that an ongoing Department of Justice corruption probe targeting McAuliffe is examining his tenure on the board of the Clinton Global Initiative, a foundation offshoot.  The FBI is reportedly examining whether donations to McAuliffe's 2013 campaign were illegal.

Chinese company pledged $2 million to Clinton Foundation in 2013.  A CBS News investigation has found that at least one foreign company with close ties to its government has been giving generously to the foundation run by Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton.  Since its founding, the Clinton Foundation has invested millions each year for work in fighting AIDS and empowering women, but its recent uptick in donations from foreign governments has been raising questions about the potential influence on Hillary Clinton, as she gets ready to run for president.  The foundation has raised at least $42 million from foreign governments — and according to an analysis by CBS News — at least $170 million from foreign entities and individuals.

Major Clinton Foundation Donor Ensnared In Chinese Vote-Buying Scandal.  A Chinese billionaire who has contributed $2 million to the Clinton Foundation and attended a fundraiser at Hillary Clinton's home in 2013 has been kicked out of China's National People's Congress on accusations of bribing his way into office.  The New York Times reports that Wang Wenliang is one of 45 lawmakers from China's Liaoning province who attained positions in the National People's Congress by paying for votes.  Xinhua, China's official news agency, first reported the news.

Clinton Foundation Donor Sues U.S. Over Reports of Terrorism Ties.  A billionaire Clinton Foundation donor who was denied entry into the United States last year for suspected terrorism ties sued the government over allegations that he helped fund militant groups.  Gilbert Chagoury, who contributed millions to the Clinton Foundation and pledged $1 billion to the Clinton Global Initiative in 2009, filed a lawsuit in a D.C. federal court Thursday [9/15/2016] charging that the State Department refused to grant him a visa because of "false information," Law Newz reported Friday.  The suit also implicates the FBI, CIA, Department of Justice, National Counter Terrorism Center, Department of Homeland Security, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Clinton Foundation won't disclose donors for Bill Clinton's party.  The Clinton Foundation has no plans to reveal who is paying for a lavish birthday party Friday [9/16/2016] for former President Bill Clinton, a spokesman said just hours after Donna Shalala, president of the foundation, indicated that it would.  Shalala told CNN's Alisyn Camerota Thursday that she had reviewed the list of donors to Bill Clinton's Manhattan bash, which was first reported by Politico on Wednesday, and planned to disclose them.

Hillary Clinton, Treason, and the Chinese Communist Lippo Group.  "Corruption controversies have marked Riady's business career.  In the 1996 presidential campaign, James Riady was a major campaign contributor to the Democratic Party.  In 1998, the United States Senate conducted an investigation of the finance scandal of the 1996 U.S. presidential campaign.  James Riady was indicted and pleaded guilty to campaign finance violations by himself and his corporation.  He was ordered to pay an 8.6 million U.S. dollar fine for contributing foreign funds to the Democratic Party, the largest fine ever levied in a campaign finance case.  In 2008, Riady's close business associate Billy Sindoro, an executive of Riady's Jakarta-based First Media, was filmed handing bribes to officials of Indonesia's anti-monopoly agency, the KPPU.  Riady and First Media were then in a business dispute with a Malaysian company and the KPPU was deliberating that dispute.  Sindoro was later found guilty of corruption.

Clinton Foundation Deceived IRS On Tax Exemption From The Start.  Clinton Foundation officials repeatedly skirted or ignored federal laws and regulations while converting the non-profit from its tax-exempt purpose of building a presidential library in Little Rock, Arkansas, into a $2 billion global machine selling political influence and access on an unprecedented scale, according to documents reviewed by The Daily Caller News Foundation.  Non-profit foundations are required by the IRS to conduct activities that support the officially approved tax-exempt purpose for which the federal agency allows them to offer donors the ability to deduct contributions.  Officials must report annually via the IRS Tax Form 990 to show their non-profit's compliance with its exempt purpose.

"Clinton Foundation Is Charity Fraud Of Epic Proportions", Analyst Charges In Stunning Takedown.  To learn more about the Clinton Foundation, [Charles] Ortel decided to "take it apart and see how it worked" and he has been doing that ever since February 2015. [...] When Ortel tried to match up the Clinton Foundation's tax filings with the disclosure reports from its major donors, he said he started to find problems.  That includes records from the foundation's many offshoots — including the Clinton Health Access Initiative and the Clinton Global Initiative — as well as its foreign subsidiaries.  "I decided it would be fun to cross-check what their donors thought they did when they donated to the Clinton Foundation, and that's when I got really irritated," he said.  "There are massive discrepancies between what some of the major donors say they gave to the Clinton Foundation to do, and what the Clinton Foundation said what they got from the donors and what they did with it."

Chelsea Clinton Says She'll Stay on Foundation Board, Doesn't Address if It's Conflict of Interest.  Chelsea Clinton said Friday [9/9/2016] that she will stay on the board of the Clinton Foundation and would not answer whether that would be a conflict of interest if her mother is elected president.  Clinton appeared on ABC's The View and was asked about her plan to remain involved with the foundation and if it would be a conflict of interest as critics have charged.

Inside Bill Clinton's lucrative job as 'honorary chancellor' of a for-profit college.  All told, with his consulting, writing and speaking fees, Bill Clinton was paid $65.4 million during Hillary Clinton's four years as secretary of state.  Details of Bill Clinton's compensation are found in the couple's tax returns, which were made public by his wife's presidential campaign and provide an unusual glimpse into the way a former president can make millions in the private sector.  Bill Clinton has proved particularly marketable because of his global celebrity, enhanced by his foundation, his continued visibility on the political scene and his wife's stature as a senator, Cabinet official and potential president.

Bill Clinton Compares Himself and the Clinton Foundation to Robin Hood.  Bill Clinton said he and the Clinton Foundation are a lot like Robin Hood — minus the whole robbery part.

Concentrating on Clinton Foundation Facts.  The attached Executive Summary continues an investigation into the Clinton Foundation public record begun, by chance, in February 2015.  Since then, questions have started to swirl around the various entities that comprise what I call the Clinton Charity Network:  a group of entities supported by a variety of donors from inside the United States and around the world.  Beginning today, and regularly thereafter, numerous detailed Exhibits will examine the known public record of the Clinton Charity Network within the context of applicable state, federal, and foreign laws.

Clinton Scandal:  Bill, Hillary And The $18 Mil They Made From A State Dept.  Dinner Guest.  [Scroll down]  Laureate was "the fastest growing college network in the world" and [Doug] Becker was someone that "Bill likes a lot," Hillary wrote.  Nothing criminal or suspicious there.  Except that nine months later, former President Clinton signed a big-money deal to be a "consultant" and "honorary chancellor" for Laureate.  His take over the five years:  $17.6 million.  He stepped down from his honorary post in April 2015, just as Hillary was beginning her candidacy.  No, these two events are not coincidental.  As Sam Pitroda, an expert on higher education who also attended the 2009 dinner told the Post, such an invitation "gets you very high-level contacts, and it gets you to the right people."  In short, it was potentially extraordinarily lucrative for Laureate.

The Clinton Conspiracy Against America.  It's become a tradition for presidents to have their own libraries.  Bill Clinton wanted to raise a modest $200 million for his glass shoebox on President Clinton Avenue.  But he had to settle for $165 million.  A lot of the money came from abroad.  The Saudis ponied up millions.  Clinton's former FBI director described him begging for a donation to his library from Prince Abdullah during a meeting asking the Saudis to give the FBI access to suspects in a terror attack which had killed 19 Americans.  "Bill Clinton raised the subject only to tell the crown prince that he understood the Saudi's reluctance to cooperate, and then he hit Abdullah up for a contribution to the Clinton Presidential Library," he wrote.  The Clintons always have their priorities.  Cash also came from Marc Rich's wife who bought a presidential pardon for the international fugitive for $450,000.

If Hillary Is Corrupt, Congress Should Impeach Her.  [Scroll down]  Republicans keep telling us they are "constitutional conservatives."  Well, how about it?  The remedy provided by the Framers to deal with corrupt executive-branch officials (including former officials who might seek to wield power again) is impeachment, not criminal prosecution.  That is because, for the well-being of the nation, the critical thing is that power be stripped from those who abuse it, to prevent them from doing further damage.  Whether, beyond that, they are prosecuted for any criminal offenses arising out of the wrongdoing is beside the point.

Corruption? What Clinton Corruption?  Any first-year student of Mobology 101 knows this is exactly how rackets operate.  And yet, the media continues to charmingly insist that unless one of the Clintons is literally caught holding a smoking gun, the "allegations" are unprovable and therefore untrue.

Hillary says it's 'appropriate' that Bill will cut ties with the Clinton Foundation if she's elected — but won't comment on Chelsea's involvement.  Hillary Clinton says it's 'appropriate' that her husband will forsake their family foundation if she's elected.  The White House hopeful refused to say whether their daughter Chelsea should follow suit.  'We'll reach that if I'm elected,' she told reporters traveling with her Monday [9/5/2016].

It Looks Like Clinton Foundation Officials Illegally Obtained Diplomatic Passports.  The ongoing release of emails from Huma Abedin demonstrate the cozy relationship the US State Department had with the Clinton Foundation/Clinton Global Initiative during the maladministration of Hillary Clinton.  Another shoe dropped yesterday when Judicial Watch release an email that indicated officials of the Clinton Foundation/Clinton Global Initiative requested diplomatic passports.

New questions arise about Clinton Foundation ties to State Department.  A top aide to Hillary Clinton at the State Department agreed to try to obtain a special diplomatic passport for an adviser to former President Bill Clinton in 2009, according to emails released Thursday [9/1/2016], raising new questions about whether people tied to the Clinton Foundation received special access at the department.

Hillary To Foreign Donors:  Last Chance To Send Me Anonymous Bribes.  This major ethical concession has been brought to you by the letter J.  J stands for jail, which is where anyone else who tried to pull this would end up.  The Clinton Foundation will now stop taking bribes from anonymous foreign donors if Hillary wins.  Hint to foreign donors, bribe her anonymously now so you can cash in if she wins.

Grasping, Greedy, Grifting Clintons Shellacked American Taxpayers With Millions of Dollars in Costs to Support Clinton Foundation Staff.  The Former Presidents Act provides for paying the staffers of former presidents.  Bill Clinton was bilking the system out of more money than any other president before, and for more people.  A cute trick they did was to spread the subsidies around among many of their staffers — this resulted in many of them also getting government benefits.  I guess if you get some minimum threshold of subsidization under the act, you then in turn are eligible for government benefits.  They were using this money to pay their Permanent Traveling Political War-Room, that is to say, the staff of the Clinton Foundation.  By making the US government pay the costs for their benefits, the Clinton Foundation got to not pay those costs.

Three-fourths of voters say Clinton will 'do anything to win'.  Sixty-six percent of all voters said they believe Clinton sold influence while she was secretary of state, including 43 percent of Democrats.  Fourty-four percent of all voters agreed she set up a private server in her home "to hide things" from the public and the government.

New Abedin Emails Reveal Top Clinton Foundation Executive Doug Band Sought Diplomatic Passport from Clinton State Department.  Judicial Watch today [9/1/2016] released 510 pages of new State Department documents, including a 2009 request by Clinton Foundation executive Doug Band for diplomatic passports for himself and an associate.  Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's aide Abedin responded to Band's request positively, saying, "Ok will figure it out."  The emails show Hillary Clinton forwarding classified information to Abedin's unsecured, non-state.gov account.  The emails also show Bill Clinton sought a meeting with Mrs. Clinton for a major Clinton donor with State Department officials and Hillary Clinton herself pushed for a joint event with the Clinton Global Initiative.  Band also pushed for and obtained special help from Abedin for seven-figure Clinton Foundation donor Chris Ruddy, of Newsmax.com.

Clinton Foundation Doles Out Favors, Charity Rater Gives It Four Stars In Return.  A non-profit group that has received favors from the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), including a free membership that entitled its officials to rub elbows with world leaders, issued its top rating Thursday for the Clinton Foundation.  Charity Navigator awarded the Clinton Foundation four-stars based on an rating algorithm that scored the controversial non-profit with a 97.5 on financial issues and 93 on accountability and transparency.  The new rating represented a boost for the foundation, as Charity Navigator had previously put it on its watch list due to concerns about its finances and transparency.

What is the Clinton Foundation doing in Colombia?  What exactly is the point of having President Clinton in business in Colombia with a Mexican telecommunications billionaire and a Canadian mining magnate?  Why all the secrecy?  Why was the website taken down?

How Journalists Protect Hillary Clinton From Bad News.  It took six years and a court order for the Associated Press to dislodge Hillary Clinton's schedule from the State Department.  What it showed is that Clinton entertained a parade of visitors who were major donors to the Clinton Foundation.  As thanks for this important investigative work, the AP is being viciously attacked by other journalists.

The Clinton Foundation Was Designed For Two-Way Bribery.  Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has begun to attack the Clinton Foundation, the global nonprofit corporation Bill and Hillary Clinton started after Bill left the White House in 2001. Trump characterized the foundation, to which he has donated, as a "business to profit from public office," and called it a threat to American democracy.  Trump and members of his campaign staff have called for the foundation to be shut down.  Trump's comments strike at Hillary Clinton's most obvious vulnerability.  One of her deepest flaws as a candidate is that the voters do not trust her.  The reason for that distrust, by and large, is her long record of lying in public.  Most of those lies, since she and Bill left the White House, have been about the Clinton Foundation and how its activities and fundraising overlapped with her duties as secretary of State.

Will the Clinton Foundation Mark the Fall of Our Republic?  No matter how extreme the future revelations of Julian Assange and others turn out to be, the truth about the Clinton Foundation is already clear.  Whatever its original intentions, this supposed charity became a medium to leverage Hillary Clinton's position as secretary of State for personal enrichment and global control by the Clintons and their allies.  We also now know — as the Wall Street Journal's Kimberley Strassel made clear in her recent oped — why Hillary decided to hide all her emails on her "infamous server."  To my knowledge, nothing like this has ever been done in the history of the United States government.  It calls to mind, if anything, the United Nations' scandalous Oil-for-Food program in which millions were siphoned off from a plan to feed Iraq's children during the war.  It could even be worse, because of the national security implications.

Hillary's Bribe Broker.  Embattled Hillary Clinton enforcer Huma Abedin gave foreign leaders and activists special access to Clinton when she was secretary of state after they donated to the congenitally corrupt Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation, according to newly released emails. [...] The trove of newly released emails obtained by watchdog group Judicial Watch through the courts appear to show that Abedin served as a gatekeeper auctioning access to the would-be president in exchange for donations to the Clinton Foundation.  When individuals wanted to meet with Hillary, Abedin would say no, and introduce them to the foundation.  After the so-called donation was received access to Clinton would be approved.

Clinton Would Be Jailed Were She a Doctor.  If your doctor is caught accepting money in exchange for providing a health care facility exclusive access to her patients, she will be prosecuted by the Justice Department under the Anti-Kickback Statute.  She will be subject to fines, imprisonment, and exclusion from treating Medicare or Medicaid patients.  The schemes that result in such consequences are the medical corollary to Hillary Clinton's sale of access while Secretary of State.  But Clinton won't be prosecuted.  Instead, she may well be elected President in November, which will give her control over the DOJ as well as the agencies that administer Medicare and Medicaid.

Aiding and Abedin.  Clinton was the guest of honor at a $1,000-per-plate fundraiser hosted by a group of prominent Pakistani doctors in New York, who acknowledged holding the dinner as part of that lobbying effort.  The immediate beneficiary?  Hillary Clinton, candidate for U.S. Senate.  Organizers were told they'd need to raise at least $50,000 for her to show up.  They did.  The secondary beneficiary?  Pakistan.  Two weeks after Clinton told her hosts that she hoped her husband would do what they wanted him to do, the White House announced that Bill Clinton would, indeed, include Pakistan on his trip to South Asia.  Win, win, and win.  The White House naturally insisted that Hillary Clinton's views had no bearing on her husband's decision to change his itinerary.

Seven ways the Clinton Foundation failed to meet its transparency promises.  During her confirmation hearing, the Clinton Foundation was mentioned 62 times as senators worried that foreign governments could use donations to the foundation to curry favor with the Clinton State Department.  Clinton said at the hearing that "all contributors will be disclosed," and pointed to a memorandum of understanding co-signed in December 2008 between the foundation and the transition team of then president-elect Barack Obama that pledged unprecedented transparency into her family's sprawling organization.  Some of Clinton's transparency promises ended up not being kept.

New emails reportedly show Clinton Foundation exec, State Dept. aide discussed access to China president.  Recently released emails appear to further show a direct connection between the Clinton Foundation and the State Department when Hillary Clinton was secretary of state, including efforts to get foundation donors seats to an official lunch with Chinese President Hu Jintao.  In emails dated December 2010, Clinton State Department aide Huma Abedin and then-top Clinton Foundation official Doug Band discussed potential guests for the lunch with the Chinese president — including three executives from groups that had donated millions to the foundation, according to an ABC News report late Saturday [8/27/2016].

Clinton Foundation Official Requests State Lunch Invitation, Special Seating for Foundation Allies, Emails Show.  A series of newly released State Department emails obtained by ABC News offers fresh insight on direct contact between the Clinton Foundation and Hillary Clinton's inner circle while she was Secretary of State.  The emails — released as part of a public records lawsuit by conservative group Citizens United and shared exclusively with ABC — reveal what the group claims is new evidence Foundation allies received special treatment.

Why Did the Saudi Regime and Other Gulf Tyrannies Donate Millions to the Clinton Foundation?  That the Clinton Foundation has done some good work is beyond dispute.  But that fact has exactly nothing to do with the profound ethical problems and corruption threats raised by the way its funds have been raised.  Hillary Clinton was America's chief diplomat, and tyrannical regimes such as the Saudis and Qataris jointly donated tens of millions of dollars to an organization run by her family and operated in its name, one whose works has been a prominent feature of her public persona.  That extremely valuable opportunity to curry favor with the Clintons, and to secure access to them, continues as she runs for president.  The claim that this is all just about trying to help people in need should not even pass a laugh test, let alone rational scrutiny.  To see how true that is, just look at who some of the biggest donors are.

Memo sheds new light on Clinton-Russia uranium scandal.  Of all the Clinton Foundation/Clinton cash scandals, the one I've always considered most disturbing involves the Russians gaining control over a large share of America's uranium. [...] The deal with Kazakhstan made Giustra's company, Uranium One, a major player.  It proceeded to buy large amounts of holdings in the United States, and became an attractive target for Russia.  A Russian company made a hugely attractive offer to purchase the company.  Uranium One agreed to the purchase.  The deal required approval by the U.S. government, including by the Secretary of State — Hillary Clinton.

What Bill and Hillary Clinton's Controversial Foundation Actually Does.  The Clinton Foundation has come under increasing scrutiny, threatening to become a political albatross weighing down Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign.  With the Associated Press reporting that many private donors to the sprawling philanthropic organization had meetings with Clinton while she was Secretary of State, critics have pounced, accusing Hillary Clinton of influence peddling and major conflicts of interest.  "It is impossible to figure out where the Clinton Foundation ends and the State Department begins," Republican nominee Donald Trump said at a rally in Austin, Texas on Tuesday night [8/23/2016].  "It is now abundantly clear that the Clintons set up a business to profit from public office.  They sold access and specific actions by, and really for, I guess, the making of large amounts of money."

Trump: Clinton ran a 'vast criminal enterprise' at State Department.  Donald Trump launched a searing attack against Hillary Clinton on Thursday, describing the State Department under her leadership as a "vast criminal enterprise."  "This has been a very historic week in American politics," the Republican presidential nominee told a crowd in Manchester, N.H., where his meteoric rise to the top of the GOP ticket first began.  "This week the curtain was lifted," he continued.  "The corruption was revealed for all to see.  The veil was pulled back on a vast criminal enterprise run out of the State Department by Hillary Clinton."

What Happened This Week in the Clinton Corruption Chronicles.  This should be an election-killer for Clinton.  Did she break the law by selling State Department access and favors in return for cash flushed into her family foundation?  It looks exactly like that.  This isn't the behavior of an honest person who deals openly in the sunlight.  There's good reason critics are calling this a "pay to play" arrangement.

Emails on Clinton Foundation mess finally getting media traction.  Hillary Clinton's greatest self-inflicted wound is bleeding again.  And this time the stain is spreading, even across media outlets that have played down the controversy for months.  I believe the press got bored with the email mess as it dragged on for more than a year.  The story also got bogged down at times by increasingly legalistic debates over what qualified as classified info and whether the former secretary of State had sent or received it.  The buzz grew louder as the FBI was wrapping up its probe, speculation intensified about whether she'd be indicted, and James Comey contradicted much of what Clinton had said and accused her of being extremely careless with classified messages.  But then it seemed to be over, except that a separate probe involving the Clinton Foundation was still kicking around.

11 Calls to Shut Down Clinton Foundation from Left-Wing Media.  New reporting on allegations that Hillary Clinton used her position as Secretary of State to sell access to major Clinton Foundation donors — charges first detailed in Breitbart News Senior Editor-at-Large Peter Schweizer's New York Times bestselling book Clinton Cash — have led to a flood of calls from left-wing and center-left media for the Clintons to shut down their multibillion-dollar charity.  Below is a list of eleven of these establishment outlets and journalists urging the Clintons either to shutter the Foundation or pass off its assets to some other unaffiliated nonprofit. [...]

Hillary's Secret Kremlin Connection Is Quickly Unraveling.  Recent headlines have brought attention to the seedier side of Hillary Clinton's tenure as secretary of state during President Obama's first term.  This scheme, which gives every appearance of being about pay-for-play, solicited donations from foreign big-shots in exchange for access to the boss of American foreign policy.  I'll leave to others to assess the legality of this shady business — for now it's the national security implications we need to discuss.

Clintons Already Planning Next Stage Of Corruption.  Hillary Clinton hasn't even won the election yet, and the Clintons are already planning to cheat on their promise to "scale back" the Clinton Foundation. [...] And what's one big thing Madam President Hillary will have to do if she wins?  Clean up the mess that is Obamacare.  And one way for health care companies to court favor with the House of Clinton will be to contribute to the "Clinton Health Access Initiative," which is coincidentally the foundation's largest program.  "Access" indeed.

Schweizer: Clinton Email, State Dept. — Foundation Probes 'Joined At the Hip'.  In 2015, political consultant Peter Schweizer published 'Clinton Cash', a book investigating foreign donations to the Clinton Foundation after 2000.  Schweizer joined Martha MacCallum on America's Newsroom on Friday [8/26/2016] to discuss recent revelations in a report linking Clinton Foundation donations to political favors while Hillary Clinton was secretary of state, as well as the investigation into Clinton's use of a private email server.

New Yorker Writer Slams 'Creepy Vibe' at Clinton Foundation Events.  During this week's episode of Political Gabfest — a "political-commentary podcast" produced by the far-left culture magazine Salon — a pro-Hillary guest surprisingly unleashed a several-minute-long criticism of the Clinton Foundation and its "performance" regarding public charities.  Adam Davidson, a contributing writer at The New Yorker magazine, stated that "there is a real creepy vibe to me" at the Foundation and asserted that the organization is "all about buying access" to Bill and Hillary Clinton by powerful people.

Clinton Email Scandal Widens — "The Access" Is the Quid Pro Quo.  The "pay-to-play" scandal between the Clinton Foundation and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has been defended by claiming Secretary Clinton took no actionable steps to change State Dept. policy as a result of payment to the Foundation.  However, as the relationships between the Foundation and the State Department gain increased scrutiny the "access" to Clinton appears to be the purpose for the payments.  Sooner or later someone is going to mention the mysterious 2012 "Thanksgiving Holiday Fire" directly above Hillary's office in the State Dept.

Hillary Clinton KNEW her aides were working with family foundation despite her pledge not to.  Hillary Clinton's closest State Department aides were closely involved in coordinating events, talking points, and projects with the Clinton Foundation, according to emails, despite ethics agreements that were intended to create a firewall between Clinton's office and her family's foundation.  Emails released by the watchdog group Citizens United on Tuesday show Clinton aides Huma Abedin and Cheryl Mills were in regular contact with foundation officials on topics ranging from the programming at Clinton Global Initiative events to Bill Clinton's public remarks.

AP: Many donors to Clinton Foundation met with Hillary Clinton at State Department.  More than half the people outside the government who met with Hillary Clinton while she was secretary of state gave money — either personally or through companies or groups — to the Clinton Foundation.  It's an extraordinary proportion indicating her possible ethics challenges if elected president.  At least 85 of 154 people from private interests who met or had phone conversations scheduled with Clinton while she led the State Department donated to her family charity or pledged commitments to its international programs, according to a review of State Department calendars released so far to The Associated Press.  Combined, the 85 donors contributed as much as $156 million.  At least 40 donated more than $100,000 each, and 20 gave more than $1 million.

Clinton's cash for access diplomacy.  Back in July, Democratic presidential nominee and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said, "there is absolutely no connection between anything that I did as secretary of state and the Clinton Foundation."  On Monday [8/22/2016] of this week, ABC's Liz Kreutzer reminded people of that statement, as a new batch of emails reveal that there was a connection, and it was cash.  As the emails, recovered by the public-interest law firm Judicial Watch, demonstrate, people who made donations to the Clinton Foundation got preferential treatment, and access, at the State Department when Hillary was Secretary of State: [...] Call logs show that Hillary's chief of staff at the State Department was in constant contact with the Clinton Foundation, talking about "sensitive" meetings and State Department business.

Watchdog: Clinton finance director was 'middle' man between foundation, State.  Hillary Clinton's national finance director has emerged in newly released emails as what one watchdog called the "middle" man between her State Department and family foundation, sharing donor information with a top Clinton confidante when he was working at the foundation.  Dennis Cheng, before joining the campaign, worked for over three years as the foundation's director of development and before that as deputy chief of protocol in Clinton's State Department.  He has managed to stay below the radar for years, but emails obtained by Citizens United in a Freedom of Information Act request show him working closely with Clinton aide Huma Abedin — particularly after leaving the department for the foundation.

Clinton's inescapable cloud of corruption.  While many in the media have declared the presidential election all but over, damning accusations of pay to play at the Clinton Foundation and reports that the FBI found 15,000 work-related documents that Hillary Clinton failed to turn over represent the political land mines that still lie between her and the presidency.  Multiple ongoing Freedom of Information Act civil suits, perjury allegations, an IRS probe and alleged joint U.S. Attorney-FBI investigation into the Clinton Foundation represent the inescapable cloud of corruption that could be the Democratic nominee's undoing.

Now Hillary has a big Clinton Foundation problem, too.  Let's stipulate two things here before I go any further:  1. Correlation is not causation.  2. Quid pro quos are very, very, very hard to prove.  But, COME ON, MAN.  It is literally impossible to look at those two paragraphs and not raise your eyebrows.  Half of all of the nongovernmental people Clinton either met with or spoke to on the phone during her four years at the State Department were donors to the Clinton Foundation!  HALF.  And those 85 people donated $156 million, which, according to my calculator, breaks down to an average contribution just north of $1.8 million.

New emails reveal "influence peddling on an industrial scale at the Clinton State Department".  The real House Oversight Committee isn't the bunch of feckless Republican boobs in Congress, it's the independent watchdog group Judicial Watch.  Chris White, writing at Mediaite's sister site LawNewz, can't stand the stink of any corruption any longer.  JW released more than 700 previously undisclosed emails that Hillary Clinton had attempted to hide from public scrutiny.

Huma Abedin granted State Dept meetings for major donors.  Private emails show that top Clinton aide Huma Abedin approved meetings with the State Department for major Clinton Foundation donors.  Judicial Watch first discovered the emails after filing multiple Freedom of Information Act lawsuits.  The emails paints Abedin as a "middleman" between Clinton and the Clinton Foundation.  According to Townhall.com, when individuals request meetings with Clinton, Abedin would deny the meeting, introduce them to the Clinton Foundation, the Foundation would accept a donation and then access to Clinton was granted.  Abedin approve expedited access to Clinton for those who contributed $25,000 to $10 million to the Clinton Foundation.

Here's how cozy State Department was with Clinton Foundation.  A senior executive at the Clinton Foundation left nearly 150 messages for one of Hillary Clinton's top aides at the State Department over a two-year period, according to newly released call logs.  The Clinton Foundation's chief operating officer, Laura Graham, kept in close touch with Cheryl Mills, one of Clinton's closest aides when she was secretary of state, according to the logs analyzed by Fox News.  An August 2011 message the Clinton Foundation official left for the government worker references "our boss," suggesting both women worked for the same person.

How The FBI Is Sidestepping Obama to Investigate The Clinton Foundation.  It looks like someone at the FBI has discovered a way to side step Obama's Department of Justice.  This could spell bad news for Hillary Clinton and The Clinton Foundation.

Bribery: Clinton Approved Arms Sales After Big Clinton Foundation Donations from this Arab Nation.  Yesterday [8/22/2016] Judicial Watch released emails showing that a Crown Prince of Bahrain was able to secure a meeting with then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton through the Clinton Foundation — after being rejected by official State Department channels.  Today, the International Business Times follows up on that report by revealing that the timing of this meeting lined up with a sudden, and large, increase in arms sales to Bahrain.  Furthermore, this increase came in spite of Bahrain being engaged in massive human rights abuses and suppression of peaceful civilian protests.  Finally, Hillary Clinton's lawyers destroyed the emails documenting this meeting without turning them over to the State Department.  These were among the emails destroyed as allegedly "personal."

New revelations show a nation for sale under Hillary Clinton.  It's against federal law for charities to act in the interests of private business or individuals.  Yet the Clinton Foundation secured high-paying gigs for its namesakes and helped for-profit corporations with family ties set up lucrative deals.  As it turns out, that's probably the least corrupt part of the story.  It is becoming clear the foundation was a center of influence peddling.  Rock stars.  Soccer players.  Conglomerates.  Crown princes.  All of them paid in.  All of them expected access to the US government.  Want a seat on a government intelligence-advisory board even though you have no relevant experience?  The Clinton Foundation may be able to help.

Was The Clinton Foundation Behind Shady Middle Eastern Arms Deals?  Shortly after then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met with the crown prince of Bahrain, a Clinton Foundation donor, the United States sold his country a ton of arms.  A newly released batch of emails reveals that Clinton met with the crown prince in 2009, who has personally donated over $32 million to the Clinton Global Initiative, only after a Clinton Foundation bigwig pressured her into doing so.  Just after this meeting took place, Clinton's State Department "significantly increased arms export authorizations to the country's autocratic government, even as that nation moved to crush pro-democracy protests," the International Business Times reports.

Trump slams Clinton for 'Third World'- style corruption.  Donald Trump stepped up his attacks on Hillary Clinton by accusing her of 'Third World' corruption after revelations about donor access to the Democratic candidate.  The Republican nominee called the revelations about Clinton and her family's charitable foundation a 'disgrace' and a 'threat to the foundation of democracy' at a rally in Austin, Texas.  A report revealed that more than half the people outside government who met Clinton while she was secretary of state donated money to the Clinton Foundation.

Another e-mail dump, more proof of Clinton Inc. sleaze.  So much for Hillary Clinton's claim to have handed in all of her work emails:  Turns out the FBI found another 14,900 — meaning she "missed" at least a third of what the law required her to fork over.  It'll be weeks before the public learns anything about what's in that dump — but Monday brought plenty of dirt from yet another stash of emails, ones that top Hillary aide Huma Abedin sent or received on her clintonemail and other non-State accounts.  Brought to light by the good folks at Judicial Watch, these show new cases of special attention for big Clinton Foundation donors.

Majority of Hillary's private meetings as secretary of state were with Clinton Foundation donors.  At least 85 of 154 people from private interests who met or had phone conversations scheduled with Clinton while she led the State Department donated to her family charity or pledged commitments to its international programs, according to a review of State Department calendars released so far to The Associated Press.

Emails show State Department coordinated diplomacy with Clinton Foundation.  A set of emails made public Tuesday [8/23/2016] from Hillary Clinton's top aides at the State Department show Clinton Foundation executives and donors frequently consulted with the secretary of state's office, including by asking former President Bill Clinton to conduct "private" diplomatic discussions on a foundation-sponsored trip to Rwanda.  In the email, Johnnie Carson, assistant secretary for African affairs, said he and "the ambassador believe that it would be useful for President Clinton in his private conversations with [Rwandan President Paul] Kagame to quietly encourage him to defuse tensions with the [Democratic Republic of the Congo]."  Much of the rest of the July 2012 email was classified by the State Department before it was released to Citizens United through the Freedom of Information Act.

Hillary State Dept.  Helped Jailed Clinton Foundation Donor Get $10 Mil from U.S. for Failed Haiti Project.  The new batch of emails showing that the State Department gave special access to top Clinton Foundation donors while Hillary Clinton was secretary of state brings to mind the case of a shady Miami businessman serving a 12-year prison sentence after scamming the government out of millions.  His name is Claudio Osorio, a Clinton Foundation donor who got $10 million from the government after the Clinton State Department reportedly pulled some strings.  Osorio got the money from the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), a federal agency that operates under the guidance of the State Department, to build houses in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake.  The OPIC supposedly promotes U.S. government investments abroad to foster the development and growth of free markets.

Donald Trump Calls for 'Expedited Investigation by a Special Prosecutor' into Clinton Foundation.  Donald Trump called for a special prosecutor to investigate The Clinton Foundation's conduct while Hillary Clinton was secretary of state, suggesting there was a pay to play scheme, during his campaign rally in Akron, Ohio on Monday night [8/22/2016]. "Her Foundation took in large payments from major corporations and wealthy individuals, foreign and domestic, all while she was Secretary of State," Trump charged.  "The Clinton Foundation accepted as much as $60 million dollars from Middle Eastern countries that oppress women, gays and people of different faiths."

Trump:  We need a special prosecutor.  Trump called for a special prosecutor to pursue charges of corruption against Hillary Clinton in the wake of her pay-to-play plan for foreign governments when she was secretary of state.  "The DOJ has acted very unethically, particularly the Attorney General's private lengthy meeting with Bill Clinton shortly before the Department's decision not to prosecute her for crimes that would have been prosecuted against almost any other citizen," Trump said in a speech in Ohio today [8/22/2016].

Emails reveal how foundation donors got access to Clinton and her close aides at State Dept..  A sports executive who was a major donor to the Clinton Foundation and whose firm paid Bill Clinton millions of dollars in consulting fees wanted help getting a visa for a British soccer player with a criminal past.  The crown prince of Bahrain, whose government gave more than $50,000 to the Clintons' charity and who participated in its glitzy annual conference, wanted a last-minute meeting with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.  U2 rocker and philanthropist Bono, also a regular at foundation events, wanted high-level help broadcasting a live link to the International Space Station during concerts.

Clinton Foundation asked Huma Abedin for favors at State Dept..  New emails Monday [8/22/2016] show the Clinton Foundation using Huma Abedin to try to arrange meetings between the foundation's supporters and then-State Department Secretary Hillary Clinton.  In one exchange Doug Band, who headed the Clinton Global Initiative, asked Ms. Abedin to try to help with a visa for a soccer player from a British team, Wolverhampton FC.  Ms. Abedin at first thought she might be able to speed up the interview, but then said she was worried about crossing lines.

Trump calls for special prosecutor to investigate Clinton 'pay-for-play'.  Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump demanded a special prosecutor investigate Hillary Clinton's actions at the State Department after emails made public Monday [8/22/2016] showed the former secretary's top aides being begged to do special favors for the Clinton Foundation.  Mrs. Clinton had agreed to avoid entanglements with her family's foundation when she took the job as the country's chief diplomat.  But the State Department says those restrictions didn't apply to Huma Abedin, her close personal assistant and deputy chief of staff, who was asked on one occasion to speed up a visa for a member of a U.K. soccer team.

For sale, the most brazen president money can buy.  It's coming clear now why Hillary Clinton wanted her own email server, free from oversight by anyone, and why she resisted so ferociously enabling anyone from getting even a hint to what she was hiding.  Her presidency, if there is one, has been sold, and a new batch of emails pried out of the government by Judicial Watch reveals the going rate for Hillary.  The Kingdom of Bahrain got a secretary of State for something less than $100,000, though the Bahrain Petroleum Co., which is not separate because in these nationettes where nothing ever is, kicked in an additional "$25,000 to $50,000."  What they got was a returned telephone call.

Bill Clinton and the Selling of America's National Security.  This may be the greatest scandal in 50 years of American history.  It makes Watergate look like a jay walking charge.  It makes the Iran Contra affair look like a small time operation.  This is what House Republicans should have Impeached Bill Clinton for instead of lying about a White House Intern [...] in the Oval Office.  It's called treason.

The pay-to-play Clinton Foundation.  The 2010 Citizens United decision — in which a bitterly divided Supreme Court ruled that corporations have political speech rights and shouldn't have limits on their independent political expenditures — has been depicted as a disaster for American democracy by most Democrats and nearly all progressives since the moment it was announced.  Former President Jimmy Carter says donations without limits could lead to the "complete subversion" of democracy as politicians traded favors for campaign support.  Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren repeatedly characterize corporate donations as barely disguised bribes.

Newly Released Emails Provide Strongest Evidence Yet of Preferential Treatment for Clinton Foundation Donors.  The legal watchdog group Judicial Watch published more than 725 new State Department documents on Monday [8/22/2016].  The new materials include previously unreleased work-related emails Hillary Clinton failed to turn over to the State Department.  Additionally, the materials also include never before released emails that appear to show top Clinton aide Huma Abedin giving special treatment and access to top Clinton Foundation donors at the behest of Clinton Foundation executive Doug Band.

Revealed: How Clinton Foundation donors got a hotline to Huma.  The emails, obtained by the watchdog group Judicial Watch, show that Clinton Foundation official Doug Band often passed along requests to Clinton's top aide Huma Abedin on behalf of the foundation's donors and their friends or clients.  In other cases, donors emails Abedin or Clinton directly.  The exchanges will likely add to scrutiny over whether Clinton gave special treatment to Clinton Foundation contributors while she was at the State Department.

Foundation Ties Bedevil Hillary Clinton's Presidential Campaign.  The kingdom of Saudi Arabia donated more than $10 million.  Through a foundation, so did the son-in-law of a former Ukrainian president whose government was widely criticized for corruption and the murder of journalists.  A Lebanese-Nigerian developer with vast business interests contributed as much as $5 million.  For years the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation thrived largely on the generosity of foreign donors and individuals who gave hundreds of millions of dollars to the global charity.  But now, as Mrs. Clinton seeks the White House, the funding of the sprawling philanthropy has become an Achilles' heel for her campaign and, if she is victorious, potentially her administration as well.

FBI, DOJ launch Probe into Firm of Clinton Campaign Chairman John Podesta.  The FBI and Justice Department have launched an investigation into whether the Podesta Group, the lobbying and public relations firm co-founded by Hillary Clinton presidential campaign chairman John Podesta, has any connections to alleged corruption that occurred in the administration of former President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych.  The federal probe is, CNN reports, "examining the work of other firms linked to the former Ukrainian government, including that of the Podesta Group."

Bahrain's Prince Got Audience With Clinton After Donating $32 Million To Her Foundation.  Newly released Department of State documents reveal that the Crown Prince of Bahrain was given an audience with then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton after he donated $32 million to her foundation.  The documents, released Monday [8/22/2016] by Judicial Watch, included emails between Clinton Foundation executive Doug Band and former Clinton State Department aide Huma Abedin, which appear to show that Abedin acted as a middleman between Clinton and her foundation's donors.

Clinton Foundation Already Set to Break Promise to Ban Foreign Donations.  The Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI), the Clinton foundation's flagship project, may chose to ignore the organization's recent decision to stop accepting money from foreign governments and cooperations.  "CHAI is a separate legal entity from the Clinton Foundation with its own Board," CHAI spokeswoman Regan Lachapelle told Reuters on Friday.  "The CHAI Board will be meeting soon to determine its next steps."

Bombshell: Clinton Foundation Witnesses Coming Forward In Pay-For-Play Investigation.  Reports of legal troubles for the [Clinton] foundation began last week when The Daily Caller reported that a joint FBI-US Attorney probe of The Clinton Foundation is currently underway.  The charge is supported by a number of emails recently released by Judicial Watch, which suggest The Clinton Foundation engaged in pay-for-play while Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State.

Democrats fret over timing of Clintons' charity fete.  The 12th and final annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative will showcase its philanthropic work and also the Democratic nominee's greatest potential vulnerability — her ties to a sprawling global charity that has accepted donations from Middle Eastern governments, foreign businessmen with checkered histories and major corporations with business before the government.

'Clinton Cash' Author:  Clinton Foundation Foreign Cash Ban 'Too Little, Too Late'.  In the wake of reports that the Clinton Foundation may have been hacked, Hillary Clinton's embattled foundation announced on Thursday that, if Clinton is elected, her foundation will no longer accept the kinds of foreign and corporate donations at the heart of the Clinton Cash scandal.  The new pledge is a stunning tacit admission of wrongdoing, but it comes too little too late and raises the obvious question:  If it would be wrong for Hillary's foundation to accept foreign cash as president, why wasn't it wrong for Hillary's foundation to accept foreign cash from oligarchs and countries who had business pending on her desk as Sec. of State?

Clintons promise if Hillary's elected they'll stop making it look like they're being bribed.  Also, if you vote in the Clintons' favor this November, Bill will no longer cheat, Hillary will no longer lie and spinach will taste like bacon!

Clintons made same 'no foreign cash pledge' when Hillary was chosen as Secretary of State.  Hillary Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook was on CNN's "State of the Union" Sunday and spoke about the Clinton Foundation's pledge to stop accepting foreign donations if Clinton wins in November.  During the interview, Mook repeatedly called the foundation's decision "unprecedented."  The problem with that particular talking point is that the decision isn't unprecedented.  Ed Morrissey found evidence that the same promise was made in 2008 when Hillary was nominated for secretary of State and published that proof at Hot Air on Friday [8/19/2016].

Hillary Clinton To Stop Taking Bribes From Foreigners If She Wins.  Good news.  If the American people elect Hillary Clinton president, she will stop taking bribes from foreigners.  Also if they don't elect her, foreigners won't want to give her bribes anymore.

The Clintons Run A Fashionable Racket.  So what do you do when you have more money than you could possibly spend without rolling with an MC Hammer-level entourage or Olympic-sized coke habit?  For the Clinton family, the problem is compounded by the fact Hillary, as secretary of state, has something the world's richest wanted:  influence.  The money was simply astronomical.  But what to do with it?  How do you keep as much of it as possible?  More importantly, how do you get it all without it being seen as the fruits of influence peddling when that's exactly what it is?  The answer is simple:  Call it charity.

Top 6 Hillary Emails We've Yet to See:  Strangely, the Obama Administration is Stonewalling Them.  [#2] Huma Abedin's emails:  "Hillary Clinton faced fresh scrutiny of her interactions with contributors to the Clinton Foundation last week when Judicial Watch released emails provided to the State Department by Huma Abedin, Hillary Clinton's former deputy chief of staff... For example, the emails made public last week revealed a series of instances in which Clinton Foundation donors sought favors from or an audience with Hillary Clinton's team in the early months of her time in office."

'Clinton Cash:  A Graphic Novel' to Debut #1 on the New York Times Graphic Novel Bestsellers ListClinton Cash:  A Graphic Novel will debut at #1 on the New York Times graphic novel bestsellers list, according to data released by the Times' book review.  Like the New York Times bestselling book and documentary film that inspired it, Clinton Cash:  A Graphic Novel, adapted by Chuck Dixon and Brett R. Smith, follows the shady connections and dealings between the Clinton Foundation donors, paid speeches given by Bill Clinton, and actions approved by the U.S. State Department while Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State.

Clinton Foundation hired cyber firm after suspected hacking: sources.  Bill and Hillary Clinton's charitable foundation hired the security firm FireEye to examine its data systems after seeing indications they might have been hacked, according to two sources familiar with the matter.  So far, no message or document hacked from the New York-based Clinton Foundation has surfaced in public, the sources said.  One of the sources and two U.S. security officials said that like hackers who targeted the Democratic National Committee, Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign and the Democrats' congressional fundraising committee, the hackers appear to have used "spear phishing" techniques to gain access to the foundation's network.

A preview of Hillary Clinton's presidency:  Government For Sale.  [B]riefly, the head of the Clinton Foundation arranged a meeting between top US officials and a shady Lebanese-Nigerian billionaire who gave them between $1 million and $5 million and also pledged $1 billion to the Clinton Global Initiative, all on the say-so of Hillary confidant Cheryl Mills.  The phrase "[it is] important to take care of" this person was used by Mills.  Hmm, "important" indeed.  Gotta keep those dollars flowing.  Hillary also used her stint at State to enrich Bill.  She went to bat for an embattled Bangladeshi banker who then arranged for payments to Bill from an Abu Dhabi oil company.

Clinton Foundation Investigation Could Spell Hillary's Doom.  The Daily Caller reports that the FBI now has multiple investigations underway into the nefarious dealings of the Bill and Hillary's favor bank, also known as the Clinton Foundation.  If true, this investigation could succeed where others have been stonewalled or blocked by the Clinton machine.  Is Hillary Clinton going to be held to account for her corrupt dealings between the State Department and the Clinton Foundation?  That question just became highly relevant again.

Report: Major Federal Investigation into Clinton Foundation Underway.  [Scroll down]  Preet Bharara put away two powerful New York politicians in this past May, one from each major party; he's also looking into the dealings of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio.  As a former top aide to Chuck Schumer, Bharara has been a partisan Democrat in the past, but he's built a reputation leading a fiercely independent and relentlessly tenacious US attorney's office in New York's southern district.  That particular office boasts "a tradition of independence...that has often led to tension with the Justice Department," according to a former prosecutor and judge quoted in the New Yorker's May profile piece on Bharara.  In other words, if it's true that he's the tip of a prosecutorial spear aimed at the Clinton Foundation, that's a very big deal.

State Department sought land deal with Nigerian firm tied to Clinton Foundation.  Shortly after Hillary Clinton left the Obama administration, the State Department quietly took steps to purchase real estate in Nigeria from a firm whose parent company is owned by a major donor to the Clinton Foundation, records obtained by Fox News show.

A porous ethical wall between the Clinton Foundation and the State Department.  In another election year with an opponent who is not so obviously unqualified, last week's revelations about connections between Hillary Clinton's State Department and the Clinton Foundation would have been bigger news.  Though it is an exaggeration to claim that Ms.  Clinton ran her agency as a pay-to-play operation, the latest unearthed emails from the Clinton State Department nevertheless reveal that the ethical wall she was supposed to have built between herself and her family's organization was not impermeable enough.  Two email conversations revealed by the conservative activist organization Judicial Watch show that staff on both sides of that wall were in contact.

Has the Clinton Foundation Permeated the Federal Government?  AWD is not a big conspiracy kook.  Maybe a moderate conspiracy kook these days.  So I usually don't post from other websites where anonymous sources are used.  However, with the Clintons being the largest contributor to the mortuary industry in terms of deceased friends and associates, I understand why anyone with negative information on the Clintons would want to remain anonymous.  AWD saw this article on Endingthefed.com which discussed a thread on 4chan where a supposed high level FBI insider discussed our entire government has basically been corrupted.  The guy seems to talk the talk with accurate information.

Does WikiLeaks Have Hillary Clinton's October Surprise?  The New York Times reports that in the latest release of Clinton documents, billionaire donors to the Clinton Foundation tried to curry favors from a responsive State Department when Hillary Clinton was U.S. secretary of State.  That gambit is known as the "pay-to-play" scandal.  Give the foundation a big fat donation, and Hillary will open whatever door you need opened.  In fact, as secretary, she approved a now-famous deal that granted the Russians control over 20 percent of uranium production here in the United States.

The Clinton MOU and the Clinton MO.  The Washington Post has published an editorial gently reviewing the revelations in the emails released last week via the litigation of Judicial Watch with the State Department.  The editorial concludes:  "Should Ms. Clinton win in November, she will bring to the Oval Office a web of connections and potential conflicts of interest, developed over decades in private, public and, in the case of her family's philanthropic work, quasi-public activities.  As secretary, she pledged to keep her official world and her family's foundation separate, and she failed to keep them separate enough.  Such sloppiness would not be acceptable in the White House."  Good to know.  What are you going to do about it?  And was it acceptable in the State Department during her tenure in office?

From Whitewater to Benghazi:  A Clinton-Scandal Primer.  [Scroll down]  Before becoming Clinton's chief of staff, Cheryl Mills worked for Clinton on an unpaid basis for four month while also working for New York University, in which capacity she negotiated on the school's behalf with the government of Abu Dhabi, where it was building a campus.  In June 2012, Deputy Chief of Staff Huma Abedin's status at State changed to "special government employee," allowing her to also work for Teneo, a consulting firm run by Bill Clinton's former right-hand man.  She also earned money from the Clinton Foundation and was paid directly by Hillary Clinton.  In a separate case, ABC News reports that a top Clinton Foundation donor named Rajiv Fernando was placed on State's International Security Advisory Board.  Fernando appeared significantly less qualified than many of his colleagues, and was appointed at the behest of the secretary's office.  Internal emails show that State staff first sought to cover for Clinton, and then Fernando resigned two days after ABC's inquiries.

Hillary: Savant of Washington Insider Corruption.  Hillary was a senator, the secretary of state, and could become president.  Therefore, banks, corporations, foreign governments and businesses want to be on her good side.  They want Hillary in their pocket.  Paying her a bag of money would be illegal.  So they paid her payola via speaker fees of $250,000 and higher for 20-minute speeches.  Hillary is well-schooled in DC insider corruption, becoming a multimillionaire while crushing little people along the way.  Though she portrays herself as a champion of women, Hillary's history confirms that she is the complete opposite.

Robin Hood in Reverse:  The Clinton Foundation under Fed Scrutiny.  Heading up the investigation is U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, the U.S. Attorney for New York's Southern District, who is known for his aggressive and successful prosecutions.  We've long been aware that foundation is a "slush fund" that pays out far more in salaries and expenses to its officers and employees than it does for charitable ends.  But the present focus is on the coordination of the foundation and Hillary as Secretary of State to benefit her friends and contributors.  The story is of interest, however, not just because Hillary is the Democratic presidential nominee.  The story of the foundation, so well documented by Charles Ortel over the past year, illustrates the corruption of the political process and the out-of-control operations of massive funds by this tax-exempt foundation.  The Clinton foundation has collected over $2 billion in the 15 years it has been in existence.  More than 1,000 of these contributions are reported to come from foreigners and their names and contribution figures are not being disclosed.

Hillary's Generous Donation to Herself.  In a typical Friday afternoon news dump, Hillary Clinton released her 2015 tax return.  As for income, Hillary herself hauled in $1,475,000 in speaking fees, while Bill netted $5,250,000.  There was much fanfare in the Leftmedia over the fact that she gave over $1 million of her income to charity.  But what about the details of that charitable giving?  As usual with the Leftmedia, those details simply don't matter when it comes to Clinton — it's that fact that she gave so much to "charity" that counts.  What charity?  Well, virtually all of it went to the Clinton Foundation.  Yes, Clinton donated to her own foundation, a foundation that exists solely for the purpose of propping up the Clinton political brand.  In other words, Clinton has been paying Bill's salary and buying political capital through her foundation.

Can we really believe that a federal prosecution of the Clinton Foundation is underway?  I wonder if James Comey is playing a long game?  He knew that Loretta Lynch would never go after Hillary Clinton over her breaches of law regarding the treatment of classified information.  There is just too much wiggle room.  And besides, the public would not be able to see the evidence since it is classified. [...] Instead of gong to Lynch, the referral to Bharara, who is known for going after influential pols of both parties, may have been very shrewd.  Not a man to shut up if strings are pulled.

Clinton Foundation Probes May Be Moving Forward In Three Cities.  Joint investigations by the FBI and various U.S. Attorneys of Clinton Foundation activities are most likely underway in Little Rock, Arkansas, Washington, D.C. and New York, according to a former assistant director of the FBI.  "To me, those would be the three most logical cities," Ron Hosko told The Daily Caller News Foundation.  "Discrete information has made its way to local field offices and is being shared with their counterparts at the U.S. Attorney offices."  Hosko is a 30-year veteran of the FBI and was the second highest ranking official behind director James Comey when he left the bureau in 2014.

Hillary's top State Dept. aide interviewed job applicants for Clinton Foundation.  Like drums pounding a rhythm to the brain, charges of corruption and misconduct swirl around Hillary Clinton, with the latest revelation being that one of her top aides while at the State Department took on the role of interviewing job applicants for the Clinton Foundation[,] despite rules established to avoid such blurring of the lines.  While serving as secretary of state, Clinton's former chief of staff, Cheryl Mills, traveled to New York to interview two high-level business executives being considered to run the nonprofit foundation, CNN reported.  This taking place despite Clinton and the Clinton Foundation setting up rules ahead of time to avoid scenarios that would "create conflicts or the appearance of conflicts for Senator Clinton as Secretary of State."

Clinton chief 'volunteered' for Clinton Foundation while on the federal payroll.  Hillary Clinton's top aide at the State Department spent at least some of her time on the federal payroll helping the nonprofit Clinton Foundation, according to a Thursday [8/11/2016] report.  Cheryl Mills, a longtime Clinton aide whose relationship with the family reaches back decades, hopped on an Amtrak train from Washington, D.C., to New York on June 19, 2012, an unnamed source told CNN, in order to interview two high-level business executives under consideration to lead the foundation.  The purpose of the trip has been shrouded in mystery to date, despite questions from Congress.

Which Is Worse — an October Surprise or a December Surprise?  [Preet] Bharara is the attorney who recently brought down the supposedly untouchable Democratic NY Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver — a veritable Boss Tweed of modern New York politics.  Evenhanded, the prosecutor also put away NY Republican Majority Leader Dean Skelos for five years on corruption charges.  Importantly, I have been told that Mr. Bharara works independently of the censorious hand of Loretta Lynch at the DOJ in DC.  He is reputed to be his own man and likes to keep New York's Southern District free of Beltway interference.  As for that anonymous "former senior law enforcement official," he — I also have been told — is definitely in a position to know.  (This contradicts earlier reporting, by CNN and others, that the Clinton Foundation was not under investigation.) [...] Be careful what you wish for at the ballot box this November.  What you vote for on Election Day may not be what you are getting a month later.

FBI Mutiny?  Feds Said To Launch Clinton Foundation Corruption Probe Despite DOJ Objections.  Having detailed Clinton-appointee Loretta Lynch's DoJ push-back against the FBI's Clinton Foundation probe, it seems Director Comey has decided to flex his own muscles and save face as DailyCaller reports, multiple FBI investigations are underway involving potential corruption charges against the Clinton Foundation, according to a former senior law enforcement official.

The Clintons are Grifters, and America is Their Mark.  They've used their positions at the highest levels of the government to make themselves multi-millionaires, as the latest batch of emails show.  Republicans take a lot of heat for Trump, but the Democrats have chosen nominate and defend a self-evidently corrupt individual, Hillary Clinton, to be their standard bearer.  And right beside her in the White House will be her equal in the wages of sin, Bill Clinton.  Once they have control of the government, the opportunities for financial enrichment of themselves and their friends will literally be unlimited.  It's like electing Richard Nixon president when you know he is going to do Watergate.  Was the hush money and the coverup worse than what we already know about the Clintons?

Where Did the Clinton Foundation End and the State Department Begin?  [Scroll down]  People had been speculating that the Clinton Foundation had become a private version of the State Department, offering easy access to the State Department policy decision-making process for the wealthy and well-connected throughout Obama's first term.  At no time did the U.S. State Department ever say to Bill Clinton that any of his unbelievably lucrative speaking gigs represented a conflict of interest — even if there was reason to believe a foreign government or entities closely allied with a foreign government were paying.

Joint FBI-US Attorney Probe Of Clinton Foundation Is Underway.  Multiple FBI investigations are underway involving potential corruption charges against the Clinton Foundation, according to a former senior law enforcement official.  The investigation centers on New York City where the Clinton Foundation has its main offices, according to the former official who has direct knowledge of the activities.  Prosecutorial support will come from various U.S. Attorneys Offices — a major departure from other centralized FBI investigations.  The New York-based probe is being led by Preet Bharara, the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York.  Bharara's prosecutorial aggressiveness has resulted in a large number of convictions of banks, hedge funds and Wall Street insiders.

Meet the Prosecutor [Who] Could Take Down the Clinton Foundation.  A joint FBI-U.S. Attorney probe of the Clinton Foundation has begun, and the federal prosecutor leading the charge has a history of taking down politicians.  Preet Bharara, dubbed "The Showman" in The New Yorker for his penchant for theatrics and wisecracks, runs the U.S. Attorney's office in the Southern District of New York and has racked up an impressive number of corruption convictions — from Wall Street bankers, hedge funds, and New York organized crime to prominent politicians.

A.B. Stoddard:  Democrats Have Their "Heads In The Sand" About Clinton Foundation.  On Thursday's 'Special Report' panel on Fox News Channel, RCP associate editor A.B. Stoddard commented on the " possibility of a big document dump of emails" proving pay-to-play activity at the Clinton Foundation during Hillary's time as Secretary of State.

Obama admin blocked FBI probe of Clinton Foundation corruption:  Report.  The Trump campaign seized on reports Thursday that the Obama administration rejected requests from three FBI field offices that wanted to open public corruption cases involving the Clinton Foundation and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.  After banks alerted the field offices to suspicious activity involving the Clinton family charity, the FBI wanted to investigate conflicts of interest stemming from foreign donations during Mrs. Clinton's tenure as secretary of state, CNN reported.

John Cornyn asks Loretta Lynch about DOJ declining to investigate Clinton Foundation.  Sen. John Cornyn, Texas Republican, on Friday sent a letter to Attorney General Loretta Lynch asking questions about a report saying the Justice Department turned down requests to investigate the Clinton Foundation for possible wrongdoing while Hillary Clinton was secretary of state.  "As the press have reported widely and emails released over the past few days confirmed, representatives of the Foundation repeatedly sought special treatment for its donors and associates from senior officials at the State Department," Mr. Cornyn, the U.S. Senate's No.2-ranking Republican, wrote to Ms. Lynch.

Did The FBI Nearly Investigate the Clinton Foundation Because of This Mysterious Chinese Billionaire?  A Clinton Foundation donor's financial activity was suspicious enough for FBI and Justice Department officials to meet earlier this year to consider opening an investigation into the Clinton family charity.  And while the donor has not been identified, details from a CNN report about the meeting raise the strong possibility that the individual is a Chinese billionaire who gave the Clinton Foundation $2 million in 2013 and also contributed $120,000 to Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe's gubernatorial campaign that same year.  That donor is Wang Wenliang, a former delegate to the Chinese parliament.  He controls several Chinese firms, including Rilin Enterprises and Dandong Port Co.  According to CNN's report, the FBI considered investigating the Clinton Foundation after a bank flagged one of the charity's donor for "suspicious activity."

Three FBI offices wanted full-scale criminal probe into Clinton Foundation — but still Loretta' Lynch's Department of Justice refused to give it go-ahead.  More details are coming out today about the FBI wanting to investigate the Clinton Foundation, but the Department of Justice turning the agency down.  CNN reports that three FBI field offices were in agreement and wanted an investigation launched earlier this year, but the Loretta Lynch-led DOJ pushed back pointing to a preliminary investigation done on the Clinton Foundation a year before, after the book 'Clinton Cash' was released.  At that point, not enough evidence was there to launch a case, and some at the Justice Department feared the request for a fresh investigation would look politically-motivated, especially in light of the FBI's investigation into Clinton's private email server.  The FBI wanted to pursue a lead from a bank that tipped them off to suspicious activity from a foreigner who had donated to the Clinton Foundation.

96 Percent Of Hillary's Charitable Donations In 2015 Went To Clinton Foundation.  Hillary Clinton and her husband Bill deducted $1,042,000 in charitable contributions last year — $1 million of which went to their own family non-profit, the Clinton Family Foundation.  Clinton released her tax forms on Friday [8/12/106] in a move that is seen as a way to pressure Donald Trump to release his taxes.  The GOP nominee has refused to release the records, saying that he is under a routine audit.  The documents show that the power couple earned $10,745,378 last year, mostly on income earned from giving public speeches.

Exclusive: Joint FBI-US Attorney Probe Of Clinton Foundation Is Underway.  Multiple FBI investigations are underway involving potential corruption charges against the Clinton Foundation, according to a former senior law enforcement official.  The investigation centers on New York City where the Clinton Foundation has its main offices, according to the former official who has direct knowledge of the activities.  Prosecutorial support will come from various U.S. Attorneys Offices — a major departure from other centralized FBI investigations.

Another Day, Another Hillary/Clinton Foundation Scandal.  In today's installment we learn that (1) Hillary Clinton, during an official visit to Bangladesh as Secretary of State, publicly defended the bank of a crooked long-time friend of her husband and major Clinton Foundation donor, (2) in response, the Clinton Foundation emailed top Hillary aide Cheryl Mills about accepting a donation from the bank and a giant Abu Dhabi oil company, (3) the Clinton Foundation accepted the donation, and (4) Bill Clinton ended up with a big speaking fee.

At State Dept., Sparring Over Clinton Foundation Emails: 'Am I Not Speaking English?'  The exchange occurred as reporters questioned State Department spokeswoman Elizabeth Trudeau about a newly-released batch of Clinton era emails, some of which revealed that department aides were asked to do favors for individuals important to the Clinton Foundation.

FEC Complaint Filed Over Alleged Illegal Foreign Contributions to Jeb Bush Super PAC.  The Campaign Legal Center (CLC) on Wednesday filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) amid reports that Chinese citizens allegedly donated $1.3 million to super PAC supporting Jeb Bush.  The complaint filed by the CLC cites a report last week from The Intercept that alleges a U.S. corporation, American Pacific International Capital, Inc., owned by Chinese citizens who are permanent residents of Singapore, gave $1.3 million to Right to Rise, a super PAC that supported Jeb Bush.

Five Clinton friends who got special State Department access.  Hillary Clinton's campaign has struggled to explain a batch of previously undisclosed emails that contain fresh evidence of cooperation between the State Department and donors to the Clinton Foundation.  The records, which emerged through a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed by conservative-leaning Judicial Watch, offered a narrow window into the extent to which friends and donors were afforded consideration and access above what was provided to other outsiders.  The emails revived questions about whether the former secretary of state maintained an appropriate distance from her family's philanthropy.

Emails reveal Hillary's shocking pay-for-play scheme.  Hillary Clinton put the State Department up for sale, with top aides pulling strings and doing favors for fat-cat donors to the Clinton Foundation — including a shady billionaire, according to smoking-gun emails released Tuesday.  The stunning revelations include how wealthy contributors seeking influence or prestigious government gigs could fork over piles of cash to get access to Clinton's inner circle, including top aides Huma Abedin and Cheryl Mills.  In an April 2009 message to Abedin and Mills, Doug Band, who was overseeing the Clinton Foundation at the time, urgently asked for a meeting between a top US official and Gilbert Chagoury — a major donor to the Clinton family charity.

Report:  Justice Department declined FBI request to investigate Clinton Foundation.  Justice Department officials decided against an investigation into the Clinton Foundation after the FBI requested the agency open a case into allegations of corruption stemming from Hillary Clinton's tenure as secretary of state.  But the Justice Department's public integrity unit declined to pursue the probe given what it characterized as insufficient evidence, according to a CNN report Wednesday [8/10/2016].  The State Department's seemingly preferrential treatment of foundation donors under Clinton's leadership has raised questions about whether she and her aides ignored conflicts of interest in order to help the charity's most generous donors.

Email batch provides additional evidence that Clinton Foundation donors got access at State Department.  Newly released State Department emails shed additional light on the relationships Hillary Clinton and her top aides maintained with her family's foundation during the years she served as secretary of state.  The emails, obtained by the conservative group Judicial Watch as part of a public-records lawsuit, included one in which a longtime aide to Bill Clinton sought a State Department meeting on behalf of a major foundation donor.  The aide, Doug Band, who played a role in expanding the foundation's reach, wrote to Hillary Clinton's State Department staff requesting a meeting for a wealthy Nigerian businessman of Lebanese descent who has given the Clinton Foundation $1 million to $5 million in donations, according to disclosure reports.

'Classic Pay-to-Play': Giuliani Blasts 'Corrupt' Clinton Foundation.  Rudy Giuliani says that if he were still a federal attorney, he would open an investigation into the Clinton Foundation.  He explained that money being given to the foundation in exchange for favors from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's State Department could constitute racketeering.

Exclusive: Hillary Aide Cheryl Mills OK'd Oil Deal That Put $500K In Bill's Pocket.  Then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton publicly defended an embattled banker during an official visit to Bangladesh while Clinton Foundation officials tried to steer money from an Abu Dhabi oil company into the banker's coffers.  A Daily Caller News Foundation investigation traced the convoluted payment by TAQA — formally known as the the Abu Dhabi National Energy Company — to Muhammad Yunus' Grameen Bank.  Yunus is a long-time friend and Clinton Foundation donor.  The oil company deal eventually put as much as $500,000 into President Bill Clinton's pockets via a speaking fee he got in Scotland.

Top Clinton Foundation Official Revealed to Have Asked Clinton Aides for "Favors" for Donors.  Newly released State Department emails appear to show that a top Clinton Foundation official asked Hillary Clinton's State Department aides for favors for two individuals — controversial multi-million dollar Clinton Foundation donor and for an unnamed associate.  The April 2009 exchanges, which the State Department provided to the watchdog group Judicial Watch, will likely raise more questions about conflicts of interest between the former secretary of state and her family charity.

Secret emails reveal how Hillary's closest aide Huma was ordered by Clinton Foundation to open State Department doors to donors.  A Clinton Foundation official pressed Hillary Clinton's top aide Huma Abedin to give special State Department access to a major donor who was accused of laundering money from Nigeria, according to emails released on Tuesday [8/9/2016].  Doug Band, a top official at the Clinton Foundation, emailed Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin in April 2009 and asked her to connect Gilbert Chagoury, a billionaire Lebanese businessman who pledged $1 billion to the Clinton Global Initiative, with the U.S. Ambassador to Lebanon Jeffrey Feltman.

Top Clinton Foundation Official Asked Hillary's State Department For Favors For Associates, Donors.  Newly released State Department emails appear to show that a top Clinton Foundation official asked Hillary Clinton's State Department aides for favors for two individuals — controversial multi-million dollar Clinton Foundation donor and for an unnamed associate.  The April 2009 exchanges, which the State Department provided to the watchdog group Judicial Watch, will likely raise more questions about conflicts of interest between the former secretary of state and her family charity.

New emails show Huma scheming for Hillary.  Another 296 pages of Hillary Clinton's emails were released Tuesday [8/9/2016] — exposing key Clinton aides doing favors for billionaires and, on one occasion, leaving the then-secretary of state's daily schedule in an unlocked hotel room.  The documents were released by Judicial Watch, which is suing to recover Clinton's emails under Freedom of Information Act laws.  In an April 2009 email to Clinton's State Department aides Huma Abedin and Cheryl Mills, President Clinton's former body man, Doug Band, the founder of corporate consultant Teneo, urgently asked them to set up a meeting with an ambassador for a major donor to the Clinton Foundation.

12 reasons Hillary's a crook.  [#1] Hillary's long (and shady) ties to overseas cash:  Hillary Clinton has been accused of influence peddling and "pay for play" for the millions in foreign donations the Clinton Foundation accepted while she was secretary of state.  Some of that money came from oppressive regimes like Saudi Arabia.  Perhaps most controversial is the money the foundation accepted while a uranium deal involving a Russian-owned company was under review.

Shut It Down:  The Clinton Foundation Is Too Corrupt to Exist.  In December 2008, Bruce Lindsey, the Chief Executive Officer of the Clinton Foundation, and Valerie Jarrett, co-chairman of the Obama-Biden Transition Team, signed a memorandum of understanding that the activities of the Clinton Foundation would not "create conflicts or the appearance of conflicts for Senator Clinton as Secretary of State."  During Secretary Clinton's tenure, at least 181 individuals, companies, and foreign governments gave money to the Clinton Foundation while officially lobbying the State Department.  From 2001 to 2015, the Clinton Foundation raised over $2 billion in donations.

Exclusive: Bill Clinton Got Millions From World's Biggest Sharia Law Education Firm.  Former President Bill Clinton collected $5.6 million in fees from GEMS Education, a Dubai-based company that teaches Sharia Law through its network of more than 100 schools in the Middle East, Asia and Africa, according to a Daily Caller News Foundation investigation.  The company's finances strictly adhere to "Sharia Finance," which includes giving "zakat," a religious tax of which one-eighth of the proceeds is dedicated to funding Islamic jihad.  The company also contributed millions of dollars to the Clinton Foundation.

Hillary's campaign denies FBI, IRS investigations into Clinton Foundation.  Hillary Clinton's campaign spokesman said he did not know whether the Clinton Foundation is presently under investigation for allegations of corruption amid reports that the FBI is looking into the charity.  "There's no basis to believe that.  I have no knowledge of that," Brian Fallon said Wednesday evening during an appearance on Fox News.  "There's no evidence to that effect," he added, calling reports about the investigation "baseless."

Clinton Foundation drug contracts intersected with State Department work.  Clinton denied on Sunday [7/31/2016] that she participated in any foundation activities while she served as secretary of state, employing a new defense of its operations by highlighting the negotiated healthcare deals.  But under her leadership, at least a handful of the State Department's global health efforts relied on drug companies that were also major Clinton Foundation donors in arrangements that raise questions about the distance Clinton kept from her family's philanthropy.

Clinton Cash Author Says He 'Knows' FBI is Investigating Clinton Foundation.  Peter Schweizer, author of the best-selling book turned documentary film Clinton Cash, says he "knows" the FBI is currently investigating the Clinton Foundation.  Schweitzer made the claim on Monday night during an interview with Sean Hannity on Fox News.  Hannity brought Schweizer on to discuss his recent article published in the Wall Street Journal that looks at the potential negative consequences of technology transfer program between the United States and Russia.  The plan essentially called for the cooperation of major U.S. and European technology companies to help Russia create its own Silicon Valley.  The person in charge of getting U.S. companies involved in this program was then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who reportedly made it a cornerstone of the "Russian Reset."

Disturbing Revelations About Hillary And Her 'Russian Reset' Pal Putin.  At the recent Democratic National Convention, the party of the donkey worked overtime at remaking Hillary Clinton's image from one of an ethically challenged political operator to one of a caring champion of children and families.  But as new revelations about her shady dealings with Russia emerge, it may all be for nought.  New revelations from Peter Schweizer, the author of the meticulously documented book "Clinton Cash," and Stephen K. Bannon, executive chairman of Breitbart, show that Hillary's campaign Chairman John Podesta "sat on the board of a small energy company alongside Russian officials that received $35 million from a Putin-connected Russian government fund."

"Clinton Foundation is literally a RICO case waiting"
Pat Caddell:  Pro-Clinton Media Bias Is a 'Terrifying Crisis in Democracy'.  Veteran political analyst Pat Caddell is confident the media will go into overdrive to protect Hillary Clinton from the bombshell revelation that her campaign chairman John Podesta raked in millions from a Russian government technology initiative — and failed to disclose the money on federal forms, as required by law.

Dinesh D'Souza's America.  Dinesh D'Souza is a funny little man who is actually of normal height but looks so unthreatening, you can't help but think what a cute kid he must have been.  You'd be forgiven for assuming he was asexual until you meet his wife, who is a pulchritudinous Latina from Venezuela with a sassy attitude that includes seething vitriol when it comes to the subject of Chávez.  I met both of them in New York on Friday, and it was fun because I had just seen Hillary's America:  The Secret History of the Democratic Party, which is quite possibly the greatest documentary of all time.  The film unequivocally lays out the case against Hillary, and it is [doing well] at the box office.

Clinton Cash:  Khizr Khan's Deep Legal, Financial Connections to Saudi Arabia, Hillary's Clinton Foundation Tie Terror, Immigration, Email Scandals Together.  Khizr Khan, the Muslim Gold Star father that the mainstream media and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have been using to criticize Donald J. Trump, has deep ties to the government of Saudi Arabia — and to international Islamist investors through his own law firm.  In addition to those ties to the wealthy Islamist nation, Khan also has ties to controversial immigration programs that wealthy foreigners can use to essentially buy their way into the United States — and has deep ties to the "Clinton Cash" narrative through the Clinton Foundation.  Khan and his wife Ghazala Khan both appeared on stage at the Democratic National Convention to attack, on Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's behalf, Donald Trump — the Republican nominee for president.

Khan specializes in visa programs accused of selling U.S. citizenship.  The father of a Muslim-American soldier killed in Iraq who is caught up in a war of words with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is an immigration lawyer who specializes in a highly controversial program accused of letting immigrants buy their way into the U.S.  Khizr M. Khan's website notes that he works to help clients with the E-2 and EB-5 programs that let overseas investors buy into U.S. companies and also provides green cards for family members.  It also said that he helps in the purchase of U.S. real estate and businesses.

Anti-Trump Father Of Muslim Soldier Wants Out Of The Spotlight.  Khizr Khan, the father of fallen Muslim-American soldier Captain Humayun Khan said on Monday after criticizing Donald Trump at the Democratic National Convention and in multiple television interviews since then that he wants to be "out of this controversy."

The Disingenuous Outrage Over Khan-Gate.  Our incredibly objective media has moved on from declaring Donald Trump an agent of the Kremlin and gushing over every moment of the Democratic National Convention to fixating itself on another unbiased story.  Namely, Trump hates the families of dead veterans. [...] While obviously heartfelt and genuine, the reason the Democrats put [Khizir] Khan on stage and the media celebrated him was, in part, to bait Trump into responding.  Trump did just that in an interview with ABC host and former Bill Clinton aide George Stephanopoulos.

Clinton Foundation IRS inquiry involves charity's legal status.  An Internal Revenue Service inquiry into the Clinton Foundation is looking at questions over the well-connected charity's status as a registered nonprofit.  Rep.  Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., noted that while the Clinton Foundation may be riddled with other problems, the issue of its tax exempt registration is what prompted the IRS to refer a congressional inquiry to an investigative division earlier this week.  "One of the things I think is so important on this is ... so many areas work on the not-for-profit sector, I want to make certain that there is clarity in this area of the code," Blackburn told the Washington Examiner.

Report: Hillary Clinton's Campaign Mgr John Podesta Sat on Board of Company that Bagged $35 Million from Putin-Connected Russian Govt Fund.  Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman John Podesta sat on the board of a small energy company alongside Russian officials that received $35 million from a Putin-connected Russian government fund, a relationship Podesta failed to fully disclose on his federal financial disclosures as required by law.  That's one of the many revelations from a 56-page report released late Sunday [7/31/2016] titled "From Russia with Money:  Hillary Clinton, the Russian Reset, and Cronyism" by the non-partisan government watchdog group, the Government Accountability Institute (GAI).

The Clinton-Kremlin Connection.  A program overseen by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as part of the "reset" with Russia wound up enhancing Russia's military technology and funneling millions of dollar to the Clinton Foundation, according to a new report by investigative journalist Peter Schweizer and the Government Accountability Institute he heads.  The report says both the U.S. Army and the Federal Bureau of Investigation found that the program, intended to support Russia's version of Silicon Valley, was exploited to improve Russia's military capability.  The "innovation city" of Skolkovo on the outskirts of Moscow was center of the program.

The Coming Election Fraud.  The only things that drive the Clintons are greed and the lust for power.  There are no religious, ethical or moral constraints on their actions.  If there is enough money dangled in front of her she will be more than willing to sell out the Country, blackmail be damned.  An elected Democrat, be he Congressman or Senator, would never in a million years vote for impeachment of President Clinton and absent such an action there is no other way to remove her from office.  She would pack the Supreme Court with ultra-liberal judges acting as a rubber stamp for whatever unlawful or unconstitutional efforts she might embark upon.

Schweizer: Clinton Foundation Has Large Donors With 'Histories of Corruption,' No Reason To Donate Other Than Buying Influence.  Saturday [7/30/2016], on the Fox News Channel's "Fox & Friends," Breitbart editor at large Peter Schweizer, executive producer of the documentary based on his bestselling book "Clinton Cash," stated that the Clinton Foundation's large overseas donors "have histories of corruption, or being involved in bribery scandals."  Schweizer said that there's no reason for an authoritarian government to give to the Clinton Foundation other than buying influence, and that the large overseas donors to the foundation "have histories of corruption, or being involved in bribery scandals."  He added, "Just because it's a charity doesn't mean that it's not important or not interesting.  It constitutes bribery every bit as much as if somebody's putting money in somebody's pocket for a benefit."

Why didn't the Democrats even mention the Clinton Foundation?  In all the Democratic convention speeches seeking to "humanize" Hillary Clinton, something went curiously missing: her work with the family charity.  You'd think Hillary, Bill and Chelsea would want to use the national stage to tout how their family's $2 billion foundation is "helping improve the lives of millions of people across the world," as it boasts.  You'd think we would've heard from some of the beneficiaries of the "partnerships between businesses, NGOs, governments and individuals" finding "solutions that last."  But not a word that we can recall.  No speeches, no videos, no personal testimonials — nothing.  The silence is hardly mystifying — for the Clinton Foundation carries heavy baggage.

Clinton Foundation IRS inquiry involves charity's legal status.  An Internal Revenue Service inquiry into the Clinton Foundation is looking at questions over the well-connected charity's status as a registered nonprofit.  Rep.  Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., noted that while the Clinton Foundation may be riddled with other problems, the issue of its tax exempt registration is what prompted the IRS to refer a congressional inquiry to an investigative division earlier this week.

Leaks Show DNC Asked White House to Reward Donors With Slots on Boards and Commissions.  Email exchanges involving top officials at the Democratic National Committee released along with private documents by WikiLeaks show that DNC officials hoped to reward top donors and insiders with appointments to federal boards and commissions in coordination with the White House.  The revelations give an inside look into how the Democratic Party attempted to leverage its access and influence with the White House to bring in cash.  In an April 20, 2016 email, DNC National Finance Director Jordan Kaplan canvassed what appears to be the committee's finance department — its fundraising office — for names of people (mainly donors) to reward with federal appointments on boards and commissions.

The Two Giant Reasons the IRS is Investigating the Clinton Foundation.  [Scroll down]  Frank Giustra, a major mining investor in Canada and owner of UrAsia, won a landmark uranium deal in Kazakhstan just days after visiting with Mr. Clinton, reports the New York Times.  The two men boarded Mr. Giustra's private jet to Kazakhstan where they met with the country's autocratic president, Nursultan A. Nazarbayev.  Mr. Clinton, in addition to helping Giustra, undermined American foreign policy by expressing his personal support for Nazarbayev's desire to head an international elections monitory group, reports the New York Times.  Shortly after the former president and Mr. Giustra visited the nation, the then embryonic UrAsia signed a preliminary contract "giving it stakes in three uranium mines controlled by the state-run uranium agency Kazatomprom."  Following this very private visit, Mr. Giustra donated some $31.3 million to the Clinton Foundation and five months later Mr. Giusta held a fundraiser for the joint Clinton Giustra Sustainable Growth Initiative where he alone pledged $100 million dollars.  UrAsia merged with Uranium One and almost immediately the new company began picking up uranium holdings in the United States.

How the Clintons Got Rich Selling Influence While Decrying Greed.  [Scroll down]  More important, unlike other presidents, Bill Clinton never quite entered emeritus status.  Hillary Clinton was no Betty Ford, Nancy Reagan, or Barbara or Laura Bush but, while her husband was still in office, sought a U.S. Senate seat from New York in an undisguised trajectory designed for the 2008 presidential campaign and predicated on the idea that a mature Bill would de facto be back in the Oval Office as well.  Indeed, well before Hillary Clinton's failure in the Democratic primaries in 2008 and her subsequent appointment as secretary of state, the Clintons had found a way to exploit the idea that both of them would return to the White House.  That reality gave them access to quid pro quo opportunities, often funneled through a philanthropic foundation, of a sort unknown to any past American president.

These Are The Two Companies That Might Land Clinton's Foundation In Big Legal Trouble.  News recently broke that Hillary Clinton's foundation is under IRS investigation, and at least part of that investigation centers on two companies.  House Republicans reported that Laureate Education and Uranium One have payed out (in the tens of millions) to the Clinton Foundation and in return have received legitimate government benefits.  The Russian Atomic Energy Agency, Rosatom, purchased in January 2005 a Canadian company — UrAsia — with uranium stakes stretching from Central Asia to Western America, reports the New York Times.  This purchase made the Russian agency one of the largest uranium producers in the world.

Exclusive: IRS Launches Investigation Of Clinton Foundation.  IRS Commissioner John Koskinen referred congressional charges of corrupt Clinton Foundation "pay-to-play" activities to his tax agency's exempt operations office for investigation, The Daily Caller News Foundation has learned.  The request to investigate the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation on charges of "public corruption" was made in a July 15 letter by 64 House Republicans to the IRS, FBI and Federal Trade Commission (FTC).  They charged the foundation is "lawless."  The initiative is being led by Rep. Marsha Blackburn, a Tennessee Republican who serves as the vice chairwoman of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, which oversees FTC.  The FTC regulates public charities alongside the IRS.

Bill Clinton Earned $2.7 Million In Speaking Fees After Hillary Announced Candidacy.  Two Palestinians with axes massacred four rabbis Tuesday as they prayed at a Jerusalem synagogue, and fellow Palestinians threw candy and danced with glee.  Don't tell us that it has nothing to do with Islam.  Violating the sacred space of one of the world's founding religions, the two cousins used guns, meat cleavers and axes in a barbaric rampage that left a floor full of bloody torahs, religious clothing, and dead bodies.  The victims included a prominent and beloved rabbi along with three others, all dual U.S. or British Israeli citizens.  A policeman was also murdered, and eight others were wounded.

10 Reasons Why I Will Never Vote for Hillary Clinton.  [#3] The Clinton Foundation:  Is Donald Trump correct to say that Hillary Clinton turned the State Department into her family's personal hedge fund by using the Clinton Foundation to sell access to foreign governments, many of which have dubious human rights records?  Well, Trump ought to know.  He helped fund the Clinton Foundation.  At the very minimum, there is the appearance of impropriety.  At worst, there's enough corruption to put the UN to shame.

Clintons Got $100 Million From Persian Gulf Sheikhs.  In an exclusive report, the Daily Caller explains the vast amount of money that Middle Eastern autocrats have poured into the pockets of Bill and Hillary Clinton.  In addition to $85 million in cash donations to the couple's "foundation," Bill Clinton received $15 million in "guaranteed payments" from the crown prince of Dubai.  He is alleged to have received as much as another $20 million in "walking away money" from their scheme to establish an offshore sovereign wealth fund.  This is in addition to more than a million dollars in speaking fees Clinton charged the United Arab Emirates (UAE), fees approved by the State Department while Hillary was in charge of it.  What was for sale for all that money?  The article proposes three answers:  support for the UAE's brutal government, a willingness to sell out on American fracking that was hurting Gulf States' income, and support for radical extremists.

'Clinton Cash' Movie Surpasses 500,000 Views in 48 Hours.  Breitbart News showed the motion picture adaptation of Clinton Cash three times in three-hour windows.  In those total nine hours of Saturday and Sunday viewing, there were 290,000 video views.  Pirated versions of the film have already begun sprouting up online, with one YouTube upload alone currently showing more than 215,800 views.  In total, more than 500,000 people have pressed play on this film.  But, of course, that half million views number does not take into account the massive amount of people who held watch parties or watched Clinton Cash with their family and friends during the weekend.

Clinton Foundation questions hang over Dem convention start, pols seek probe.  A group of 64 House Republicans, in a letter, has asked the FBI, the Internal Revenue Service and the Federal Trade Commission to examine the dealings of the foundation, alleging "criminal conduct" and describing it as a "pay to play" enterprise.  "I don't know if it would be a super PAC or a for-profit entity," Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., who circulated the letter, told FoxNews.com.  "There sure is a lot of money going through there and it seems the contributions would touch on Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton and the Clinton Foundation.  It is a hub of some kind of activity and let's leave it to the IRS, the FBI and the FTC to discern exactly what that is."

Washington Post and DNC Hold Joint Fundraiser for Hillary Clinton — Lawyers said "illegal", Did it Anyway.  Apparently, The Washington Post was hosting a party.  The DNC saw the opportunity to make a fundraiser out of it and sell tickets to the party to donors.  However, the email chain shows the lawyers for the DNC said they can't publish the price for the tickets because the joint event would be illegal.

Clinton Foundation Ignored All 'Best Practices' For Good Governance.  Clinton Foundation officials have ignored virtually all of the "best practices" urged by good governance organizations for public charities, according to an investigation by The Daily Caller News Foundation.  Most glaringly, for example, the foundation's insular board of directors is unusually small, ranging from only two to no more than five members, all of whom are among President Bill and Hillary Clinton's closest and richest friends.  The "good governance" movement in the nonprofit field has been gathering strength for two decades, but it clearly has yet to reach the Clinton Foundation.  Most foundation boards have on average 15 members, according to a 2015 survey by Boardsource, a national organization working to strengthen nonprofit board leadership.

Mystery Surrounds Sources of Many Bill Clinton Speaking Fees.  By all accounts, it was the most popular gala the Lady Taverners had ever held.  Over 1,000 people packed the Park Lane Hilton in London on Oct. 30, 2009, with the crowd overflowing into the hallways, to listen to President Bill Clinton speak on the power of giving.  While Clinton's speech helped raise a substantial sum for the prominent cricket charity, his staggering $290,000 speaking fee was not covered by the group, according to organizers.  The fee also was not covered by "World Management Limited," the marketing company Hillary Clinton listed as the payment source in her federal financial filings.  It was bankrolled by a wealthy British businessman named Robert Whitton — a name you won't find included in the Clintons' public disclosure forms.

Hillary's Imam.  The Daily Caller on Wednesday [7/13/2016] revealed numerous ties between Hillary Clinton and members of the shadowy network surrounding Fethullah Gulen, the controversial Muslim cleric who has been called "the Turkish Khomeini," and whom the Erdogan regime is accusing of instigating the coup that nearly toppled it on Friday [7/15/2016].  According to the Caller, the Gulen camp has been one of Hillary's numerous sources of cash, in exchange for which she gave access to the President:  "a Gulen follower named Gokhan Ozkok asked Clinton deputy chief of staff Huma Abedin for help in connecting one of his allies to President Obama....  Ozkok served as national finance co-chair of the pro-Clinton Ready PAC.  He gave $10,000 to the committee in 2014 and $2,700 to Clinton's campaign last year.  He is also listed on the Turkish Cultural Center's website as a member of the Clinton Global Initiative, one of the non-profit arms of the Clinton Foundation.  He's given between $25,000 and $50,000 to the Clinton charity."

Yup, She's Crooked.  Hillary Clinton is the most corrupt person ever to get this close to becoming president of the United States.  Aaron Burr was corrupt, but his treason didn't occur until after his presidential possibilities had dried up.  Ulysses Grant was a great man whose administration was riddled with corruption, but he wasn't personally involved.  Warren Harding wasn't a great man, but he wasn't party to the corruption in his administration either.  Hillary Clinton stands alone.  Her corruption has many dimensions.  It encompasses her personal, professional, and political life.  There are lots of overlaps.  Her use of a private email server engulfs all three aspects.

Clinton Foundation Corruption Should Be Next for the FBI.  [Scroll down]  Hillary's deputy chief of staff, Huma Abedin, received money from the Clinton Foundation (while employed by the State Department) and from Teneo Consulting — a firm owned by a close Clinton associate, Declan Kelly.  Kelly built his network while working at the State Department under Hillary Clinton.  In April, Politico reported that Kelly's relationship with Clinton's State Department, "represents a fresh illustration of the blurring of the lines between Hillary Clinton's political network and her State Department that critics have long noted." [...] An investigation by Vox revealed at least 181 Clinton Foundation donors lobbied the State Department while Hillary Clinton served as secretary of state.  UBS, for example, paid Bill Clinton $1.5 million in speaking fees shortly after Hillary Clinton helped the Swiss bank settle a lawsuit with the IRS — for a fraction of what the IRS initially sought.  Clinton Foundation donations have also been linked to State Department favors for weapons manufacturers and foreign governments.

Rep. Marsha Blackburn seeks probe of Clinton Foundation.  A Tennessee congresswoman is asking the FBI and other federal agencies to open a "public corruption" investigation into the activities of the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation.  Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn is circulating a letter among House members saying media reports raise significant questions about the foundation's practices and their intersection with American foreign policy.  "These reports, along with recently discovered information about the foundation's initial tax exempt filings, portray a lawless 'Pay to Play' enterprise that has been operating under a cloak of philanthropy for years and should be investigated," the letter says.  The letter will be sent Friday to FBI Director James Comey, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen and Edith Ramirez, chairwoman of the Federal Trade Commission.  Blackburn asks all three agencies to investigate the foundation's practices.

Scandal Without End:  Is The Clinton Foundation A Fraud?  The Clinton Foundation's questionable money dealings have raised eyebrows for years.  Now, a letter circulating in Congress alleges that the Clinton family's supposed do-gooder foundation is in fact a "lawless, 'pay-to-play' enterprise that has been operating under a cloak of philanthropy for years."  Those are pretty tough words for a former president and his wife, who happens to be the leading candidate to be our next president.  But the congressional letter, which the Daily Caller News Foundation got its hands on, was written by Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., who plans on asking the FBI, IRS and Federal Trade Commission to launch a "public corruption" investigation.

Clinton Foundation Research:  List of Hillary Clinton's Paid Speeches.  The invaluable Charles Ortel, who helped expose General Electric's financial shenanigans in 2008, is investigating the Clinton Foundation.  He points us to a recent AMA ("Ask Me Anything") thread on 4Chan regarding the Foundation with answers provided by a purported FBI whistleblower.

New Clinton scandal set to Explode.  FBI agents are reportedly looking into whether or not Clinton gave favorable treatment to those who donated to the Clinton Foundation while she served as secretary of state — a frequent accusation from critics of hers.  Asked about an investigation into the foundation and a possible corruption case during his testimony last week, FBI Director James Comey played coy.  "I'm not going to comment on the existence or nonexistence of any other ongoing investigations," Comey told the House Oversight Committee.

Clinton Foundation Research:  List of Donors.  Following up on the prior post, here's fairly complete listing of Clinton Foundation donors.

Exclusive: House Letter Calls Clinton Foundation 'Lawless'.  The letter, obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation, is authored by Tennessee Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn who plans to send it to FBI Director James Comey, Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen and Federal Trade Commission chairwoman Edith Ramirez.  The letter calls upon the three agencies to launch a "public corruption" investigation into the ties between Clinton Foundation donors and Hillary Clinton's policies as secretary of state.  The letter says there is a "pattern of dealing that personally enriched the Clintons at the expense of American foreign policy."

Democrats, Have You No Shame?  Clinton and her husband set-up a foundation.  While she was Secretary of State the foundation took in millions of dollars from questionable foreign governments who wanted to curry favor with the Secretary of State.  Clinton's husband went out and made speeches for which he was paid fees in amounts that some Americans will not earn in their lifetime.  In fact, his fees were raised during the period of time she became Secretary of State.  Many of the speeches for which he was ridiculously compensated were for operations that wanted to curry favor with the Secretary of State.  Once Clinton's term was up, she went out and gave about 60 speeches at insanely high fees — not to mention the laundry list of expensive conditions like designated private planes and special hotel rooms.  Has no one told these people that the appearance of impropriety is the same as impropriety?

Comey: Hillary Still Possibly Under FBI Investigation into Clinton Foundation.  FBI director James Comey would not comment Thursday [7/7/2016] when asked directly by Congress, under oath, whether his department is still investigating Hillary Clinton in connection with possible corruption related to the Clinton Foundation.  Comey had announced Tuesday that he would not recommend prosecuting Hillary Clinton for mishandling classified information, despite the fact that her behavior was "extremely careless."  However, Comey did not say anything about investigation into the Clinton Foundation, which now still appears to be ongoing.  That investigation involves suspicions that the former Secretary of State abused her role to solicit donations for her family's private charity — including donations from some foreign governments.

Where The Real Stench Is With Hillary.  Remember that this pattern of conduct — selling off American secrets for money by the Clintons — is neither new or particularly surprising given Hillary and Bill Clinton's history.  In 1996 Chinagate involved the transfer of satellite technology usable for the development of military purposes, including nuclear missiles, to China and millions of dollars of donations to the 1996 Clinton-Gore campaign by persons barred from donation because they were not Americans.  Judicial Watch went after this and ultimately prevailed; they not only prevailed they were awarded nearly a million dollars in attorneys fees and costs.  Clinton administration officials destroyed records during this investigation as well in an attempt to prevent discovery and lied under oath.  In addition Yah Lin Trie pled guilty to violating campaign finance rules (which prohibit non-US sources or persons of funds for said donations or structuring to evade said rules) and over 100 other people either took the 5th or fled the country to avoid prosecution.

Loretta Lynch falls under the Clintons' corrupting influence.  She can't help herself.  Even yesterday [7/1/2016], with the political world fixated on her meeting with FBI agents, Hillary Clinton had her flack mislead the public.  A spokesman said she gave a "voluntary" interview, which is true only because she agreed to talk instead of waiting to be subpoenaed.  The flack also said she was "pleased" to assist the gumshoes.  Who believes she was "pleased" to be interviewed by the FBI in a criminal investigation that could upend her life?  But that's the way the Clintons roll.  Wherever they go, whatever they do, ethics are trashed and suspicions of criminal conduct follow them like night follows day.

The Truth Does Not Matter to Hillary Supporters.  Hillary Clinton is a criminal who is protected by President Obama.  It is known that Hillary and Obama exchanged at least 18 emails to each other on Hillary's private server.  Those emails may provide further information about other criminal activity, including information relating to the death of four Americans in Benghazi, Libya.  This would explain why Obama has come out and protected Hillary against criminal prosecution.  Hillary set up a private server in her home, which threatened national security, to prevent oversight by congress, deflect the American people from the Freedom of Information Act, and her ability to use her position as Secretary of State to buy influence, selling American interests, including American uranium to the Russians through a Canadian investor for millions in donations to the Clinton Foundation.

Judge Expands Investigation into Hillary Clinton's Dealings with Foundation.  A federal judge on Wednesday [6/29/2016] ordered the State Department to produce the e-mail records of Hillary Clinton's scheduler during her tenure as secretary of state, expanding an investigation being pursued by conservative nonprofit Citizens United into the overlap between Clinton's official travel and her meetings with foreign Clinton Foundation donors.  Citizens United is slated to receive all e-mails sent to and from Lona Valmoro, Clinton's State Department scheduler, in the two-week periods before each of 14 international trips Clinton took during her four years in office.  David Bossie, president of Citizens United, hopes to confirm suspicions that Clinton maintained an off-the-books schedule, meeting with Clinton Foundation donors on the taxpayer's dime.  "Citizens United wants to know how many overseas dinners Secretary Clinton attended with Clinton Foundation donors that didn't make it on her schedule," he says.

Obama Administration Wants to Keep Clinton Foundation Emails Hidden Until Late 2018.  The Obama Administration is already infamous for slow-walking information requests, causing investigations to drag out for years, and then complaining loudly about how long the investigations are taking!  But they've really outdone themselves this time.  The Justice Department has filed a motion in court, on behalf of the State Department, seeking to keep a vast trove of correspondence between Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's aides, and the notorious Clinton Foundation, hidden from voters' eyes for 27 months... in other words, until October 2018, about halfway through President Hillary Clinton's prospective first term.

Judge Expands Investigation into Hillary Clinton's Dealings with Foundation Donors.  A federal judge on Wednesday [6/29/2016] ordered the State Department to produce the e-mail records of Hillary Clinton's scheduler during her tenure as secretary of state, expanding an investigation being pursued by conservative nonprofit Citizens United into the overlap between Clinton's official travel and her meetings with foreign Clinton Foundation donors.  Citizens United is slated to receive all e-mails sent to and from Lona Valmoro, Clinton's State Department scheduler, in the two-week periods before each of 14 international trips Clinton took during her four years in office.  David Bossie, president of Citizens United, hopes to confirm suspicions that Clinton maintained an off-the-books schedule, meeting with Clinton Foundation donors on the taxpayer's dime.  "Citizens United wants to know how many overseas dinners Secretary Clinton attended with Clinton Foundation donors that didn't make it on her schedule," he says.

Donor promised to make Clinton 'look good' if appointed to board.  A major Democratic donor personally lobbied then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's office for a seat on a sensitive government intelligence board, telling one of her closest aides that if appointed he would make Clinton "look good."  Rajiv Fernando acknowledged that he may not have the experience to sit on a board that would allow him the highest levels of top-secret access, but he assured deputy chief of staff Huma Abedin in newly released 2009 emails that he was talking to two professors who were "getting me up to speed on the academics behind the field."

Dirty money scandal rocks Clinton campaign.  Presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton's win against upstart Vermont Sen.  Bernie Sanders was full of controversy — and new reports show it was dirtier than first believed.  Sanders supporters claim the Clinton campaign used a mountain of dirty tricks to win — everything from backroom establishment deals to widespread accusations of election fraud.  A shocking new report says they can add dirty campaign money to that pile.  "A super-PAC backing Hillary Clinton has accepted $200,000 in donations from a company holding multiple contracts with the federal government — despite a ban on such contributions," The Hill reported Wednesday [6/29/2016].

Mysterious death in Clinton bribery case.  A major bribery scandal was threatening to engulf both Hillary and Bill Clinton — but now the untimely and highly unusual death of a key witness may keep that from happening.  John Ashe, former president of the United Nations General Assembly and former ambassador from Antigua and Barbuda in the Caribbean, was found dead in his home in Dobbs Ferry, New York, last week shortly before he was expected to give testimony in a massive corruption case surrounding a longtime pal of the Clintons.  The case is currently in the pre-trial phase.  Ashe was initially reported dead of a heart attack.  Later reports confirmed that his throat was crushed by a barbell in what's being called an exercise accident.

This U.N. Official Accidentally Crushed His Own Throat Right Before He Was Set To Testify Against Hillary Clinton.  Call it conspiracy theory, coincidence or just bad luck, but any time someone is in a position to bring down Hillary Clinton by testifying they wind up dead.  In fact, there's a long history of Clinton-related body counts, with scores of people dying under mysterious circumstances.  Perhaps the most notable is Vince Foster.  Foster was a partner at Clinton's law firm and knew the inner workings of the Clinton Machine.  Police ruled that death a suicide, though it is often noted that Foster may have been suicided.  Now, another official has found himself on the wrong end of the Clintons.  That John Ashe was a former President of the United Nations General Assembly highlights the fact that no one is safe once in their sights.  And as you might have guessed, there are major inconsistencies with Ashe's death.  It was not only conveniently timed because Ashe died just a few days before being set to testify against Clinton in a corruption case, but official reports indicated he died of a heart attack.  The problem, however, is that police on the scene reported Ashe died when his throat was crushed during a work-out accident.

Clinton Foundation Auditor Has Troubled Regulatory History.  Federal regulatory agencies have repeatedly issued sanctions and fines against BKD, the small Midwestern accounting firm that for 13 years was chief auditor for the Clinton Foundation's operations, according to an investigation by The Daily Caller News Foundation.  The Springfield, Missouri-based firm served as the external auditor that certified the financial soundness of the Clinton Foundation.  The foundation began as Bill Clinton's Presidential Library, but it soon ballooned into an entity fighting global problems.  The Clinton Foundation reported assets of around $200 million since 2007, with multiple operating programs in far flung corners of the world.

Dems Mistakenly Reveal Absurd Amount of Money Clinton Friend Got For 'Consulting'.  Oops.  Democrats, who preemptively released their Benghazi committee response report, accidentally released portions of a redacted transcript that revealed the absurd amount of money that Clinton aide Sidney Blumenthal received as part of his consulting work with pro-Clinton organizations.  The Los Angeles Times was able to easily erase some of the redaction marks, and found "the transcript portion reveals some unflattering things for any partisans on the committee, Republican or Democrat."  The newspaper claims it shows that Republicans used their subpoena power to question Blumenthal about his financial arrangements with David Brock, who is the founder of the left-leaning Media Matters.  In the transcript, Blumenthal admits to receiving about $200,000 dollars [sic] from Media Matters, and David Brock's other organizations to basically just give advice.

Busted! DNC caught in $100 million voter scheme.  A foreign billionaire and seven-figure donor to the Clinton Foundation has been caught funding a reportedly illegal voting scheme that links straight to the Democratic National Committee and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.  A computer hacker who goes by the moniker Guccifer 2.0 recently leaked emails allegedly from the DNC outlining their 2016 general election strategies — and one of them details a coordinated effort with a foreign entity, funded entirely with $100 million from big-time Clinton donor and Swiss billionaire Hansjorg Wyss, to influence the results of the 2016 election.  The group was allegedly targeting pro-Clinton demographics for voter registration as well as "outreach, organizing, and legal and policy advocacy on voting laws", and according to Washington Beacon reporter Lachlan Markay, that's illegal.

The Gaps in Hillary Clinton's State Department Calendar.  Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server during her tenure as secretary of state has been an ongoing controversy in the United States.  Add to that an Associated Press report published on Friday calling into question omissions in her official State Department calendar.  According to the AP, a number of events and meetings with private individuals, including chief executives of various companies, are missing.

Clinton Hid Meetings With Billionaire Foundation Donors From American People.  The American people have overwhelmingly shown this year they do not find Hillary Clinton to be trustworthy.  Two key reasons why Clinton is dogged by distrust are her private email scandal and the shadiness surrounding the Clinton Foundation and its donors. [...] Since Clinton's email scandal broke it has been overwhelmingly obvious that the reason Clinton used a private server as Secretary of State was to shield less-than-flattering correspondence from the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) process and, by extension, the American people.  These two stories show that even after she was caught, Clinton never provided a full accounting of her work emails to the State Department, and that she spent a significant time as Secretary of State hobnobbing with her cronies and wanted to prevent the country from knowing it.  This was a cover-up, plain and simple.

Clinton's State Dept. calendar missing scores of entries.  An Associated Press review of the official calendar Hillary Clinton kept as secretary of state identified at least 75 meetings with longtime political donors, loyalists, Clinton Foundation contributors and corporate and other outside interests that were not recorded or were listed without the names of those she met.

Clinton staff removed donor meetings from State Dept. schedules.  Hillary Clinton scrubbed at least 75 meetings with campaign and Clinton Foundation donors from the official calendars she kept as secretary of state, raising further questions about the extent to which she disclosed her political interactions.  The Associated Press, which obtained Clinton's State Department schedules through a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit dating back to last year, discovered dozens of instances in which Clinton's staff listed dinners with donors and gatherings with corporate executives only as "private meetings" in the calendars.

Memo Reveals Clinton Foundation Donor's $100 Million Registration, Turnout Push.  A Swiss billionaire and seven-figure Clinton Foundation donor is pouring millions of dollars into a nonprofit voter registration and turnout operation and appears to have shared information about the project with the Democratic Party, a leaked document reveals.  Hansjörg Wyss is accelerating a $100 million registration and get-out-the-vote plan in order to more quickly impact elections and the U.S. policy landscape, according to a document detailing the proposed work by his charitable group, the Wyss Foundation.  The document details the scope of Democratic efforts to boost grassroots organizing, and sheds light on how some of the left's deepest pockets are facilitating those efforts through nonprofit vehicles generally restricted to charitable activity.

Clinton Foundation Said to Be Breached by Russian Hackers.  A hacker or group of hackers calling themselves Guccifer 2.0 posted another trove of documents purportedly from the DNC on Tuesday [6/21/2016], including what they said was a list of donors who had made large contributions to the Clinton Foundation.

Leaked Memo Teaches Clinton Staffers How To Break Campaign Finance Laws And Get Away With It.  A leaked 2015 memo appears to give Hillary Clinton staffers advice on how to solicit large-sum donations for super PACs without breaking campaign finance laws restricting that behavior.  According to the Intercept, the memo in question was uncovered in Guccifer 2.0's recent hack of the DNC and was written by Marc Elias, who now serves as general counsel to Clinton's campaign.

The Nations Clinton Bashes For Terrorism Funding Gave Up To $40 Million To Clinton Foundation.  Earlier this week, Hillary Clinton harshly criticized three countries for directly funding terrorists who are actively seeking to attack the United States and Western Europe.  The governments of this trio of nations have contributed between $16 million and $40 million to the Clinton Foundation.  Clinton sharply denounced the three countries — Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Qatar — in a speech in Cleveland on Monday.  It was her first public speech after Saturday night's terrorist massacre at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla.

This Week in Hillary Clinton Corruption.  Looks like I'm going to have enough news to make this a regular weekly posting. [...] Never mind weekly.  There's probably enough dirt coming out on Hillary that I could make this a daily roundup, if I only had the time.

Top secret clearance for sale, call and ask for Hillary.  In 2011, when she was serving as secretary of state, Clinton and her top staff chose a major donor with no qualifications for an important national security panel.  Not only that, but they also hurried through a top-secret clearance for him.  According to emails released under a Freedom of Information request by the group Citizens United, State Department staff were pressured to fast-track the high security clearance for Rajiv Fernando, a 29-year-old securities trader who had given $5 million for the Clinton Foundation and has raised money for Clinton's current campaign.

New Emails Show 'Top Secret' Security Clearance Rushed For Big Clinton Donor.  Last week, ABC News reported on newly released State Department emails that shed light on how Clinton Foundation mega-donor Rajiv Fernando was appointed to a sensitive government arms control advisory panel in 2011.  The report included an email that showed that a top Hillary Clinton aide Cheryl Mills was responsible for adding Fernando to the list of nominees to the State Department's International Security Advisory Board (ISAB) despite his lack of experience.  On Thursday afternoon [6/16/2016], Fox News reported that it has obtained additional e-mails that raise questions about how Fernando was able to obtain the necessary "Top Secret" clearance needed to attend ISAB meetings.

Emails Show State Department 'Rushed' Security Clearance for Clinton Donor.  The State Department expedited a security clearance for a major Clinton donor who was appointed to the department's national security advisory board in 2011, according to emails obtained by Fox News and the watchdog group Citizens United.  Raj Fernando, a Chicago financial trader, was a bundler for Hillary Clinton's 2008 campaign and a Clinton Foundation donor before he was mysteriously tapped for the State Department's International Security Advisory Board in 2011.  He resigned after just one board meeting, when his appointment drew media attention and criticism due to his lack of national security experience and financial ties to Secretary Clinton.

Hillary Clinton and her qualifications.  Bill Clinton was paid an obscene $16.5 million between 2010 and 2014 to serve as an honorary chancellor for Laureate International Universities.  With the Clintons, the money tree never ceases bearing fruit.  Are people seeking to buy influence with this amount of cash, or do they just like Bill and Hillary?  The major media mainly ignore such things because they function largely as an auxiliary to the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign.  This and many other things from what conservative critics call "the Clinton crime foundation" ought to be red meat for Donald Trump.  He should ask why the media are engaging in a near total blackout of Laureate Education and the enormous flow of money to the Clintons and their foundation from governments, institutions and individuals.

Dubai-Based For-Profit Educator Paid Bill Clinton $5.6 Million After CGI Partnership.  Bill Clinton was paid $5.6 million from an international for-profit educator after it entered into a partnership with the Clinton Global Initiative around the same time the former president hauled in $16.4 million from Laureate Education, tax returns show.  GEMS Education, a Dubai-based education management firm, was founded by billionaire educator Sunny Varkey in 2000 and consists of over 90 schools in 12 countries.  GEMS bills itself as a "broad-based education option."  It is the largest global education management firm in the world offering K-12 instruction with offices in the United Kingdom, United States, India, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Qatar, Kenya, the United Arab Emirates, and Switzerland.

Exclusive: Cryptic NY Filing Revealed Clinton Foundation Foreign Donations.  Clinton Foundation officials used an obscure New York state charity board filing to disclose that the non-profit received nearly $17.7 million in donations from foreign governments while Hillary Clinton was secretary of state, The Daily Caller News Foundation has learned.  The specific foreign governments were not identified in the document, entitled "Exhibit A."  The latest filing was submitted last January before the public charity division operated by New York Attorney General Eric Schneidermann, a Democrat.  The money was given between 2010 and 2013, the exact years when Clinton was America's chief diplomat.

Saudi Arabia Has Funded 20% Of Hillary's Presidential Campaign, Saudi Crown Prince Claims.  It is illegal in the United States for foreign countries to try to influence the outcome of elections by funding candidates.  In what may be the pinnacle of hypocrisy, moments ago Hillary Clinton, while speaking live on national security and addressing the Orlando shooting took some time from her constant bashing of the Second Amendment and calling for a ban on assault rifles, to say some less than kind words about Saudi Arabia whom it accused of supporting radical organizations. [...] According to the US Federal Election commission, over the past two years Clinton has raised a little more than $211.8 million.  20% of this sum is $42.4 million.  The report was published (and then mysteriously deleted) on the eve of Prince Mohammed making an official visit to the United States.

Hillary Clinton, Saudi Arabia's president of choice.  While she's riding full speed, the mare called 'America's 1st female president' to election 2016, in reality Hillary Clinton is Saudi Arabia's preferred, bought-and-paid-for presidential candidate.  Chills should run down the collective spine of the sisterhood that the presidential campaign of self-proclaimed Defender of Women is financed some 20 percent by one of the most repressive to women countries anywhere in the world — Saudi Arabia.

Hillary Clinton Took Millions from Anti-LGBT Countries That Jail and Execute Gays.  In her response to the Islamic terror attack in Orlando, Hillary Clinton called on the governments of Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Kuwait to stop allowing their citizens to fund terrorists and to "stop supporting radical schools and mosques."  However, she failed to mention that the Clinton Foundation has spent years accepting millions in donations from countries that throw homosexuals in prison, fine them, sentence them to hard labor, and even execute them for the "crime" of being gay.  For years, Hillary Clinton's own global foundation welcomed big-dollar donations from countries with some of the worst LGBT-rights records in the world.  And it's worth noting that the Clintons have routinely failed to disclose all the information concerning donations to their foundation.

Clinton Foundation Received Millions from Saudis, Qatar, Iran.  A senior Muslim Brotherhood operative recently arrested in Egypt worked for years at the William J. Clinton Foundation.  The Clinton Foundation has also received millions of dollars from Saudi Arabia, Qatar and a foundation that is an Iranian regime front.  The current Egyptian government, which was put in power after the military overthrew the Muslim Brotherhood, has launched a sweeping crackdown on the Brotherhood and calls it a terrorist organization.  One of the senior officials arrested is Gehad (Jihad) el-Haddad.  From 2007 to 2012, el-Haddad was the Egyptian director for the Clinton Foundation.  El-Haddad's father is Essam el-Haddad, a member of the Brotherhood's Guidance Bureau.

Hillary Clinton's Corruptions.  The strongest argument for voting for Donald Trump in November has very little to do with Trump and almost everything to do with Hillary Clinton.  She is an ethical disaster, and several stories in the last week have fortified that judgment.  There was the release of the State Department's Inspector General report, which demonstrated that virtually everything Clinton has said about her private email server was a lie.  There was the damning post by the liberal, intellectually honest law professor Jonathan Turley on Bill Clinton's role as honorary chancellor of Laureate International Universities, in which he was paid $16.5 million between 2010 and 2014 — a time when the State Department reportedly funneled $55 million in grants during Hillary Clinton's tenure to groups associated with Laureate's founder.

Email Release:  Secretary Clinton Sold State Dept Position To Clinton Foundation Donor.  ABC is reporting on this [...] but notice they would not be reporting on it if Citizens United Group wasn't providing the documents and forcing them to cover it.

The Clinton university scandal.  Kudos to George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley for asking why the media aren't asking about the $16.5 million paid to Bill Clinton by Laureate International Universities.  For all the hundreds of stories on Trump University, nothing's been written about the huge payments over 2010-2014 to the potential future first gentleman to serve as "honorary chancellor" of the vast for-profit education firm.  Nor about the $55 million that Hillary Clinton's State Department sent the way of groups run by Laureate founder Douglas Becker — who happens to be a major donor to Clinton campaigns and the Clinton Foundation.

Clinton spokesman defends hiring of Foundation donor.  A spokesman for Hillary Clinton defended the presumptive Democratic presidential candidate from allegations she awarded a spot on an intelligence committee to a top Clinton Foundation donor.  "This was an unpaid, volunteer advisory board, and one of several foreign policy-focused organizations that he was involved with," Nick Merrill, press secretary for Clinton, said in a statement about Rajiv Fernando, late Friday [6/10/2016].  "As the State Department itself has said, the ISAB [International Security Advisory Board] charter calls for a diverse set of experiences for its members.  That's all there is to it," Merrill added.

Hillary's $5 million security guard.  Hillary Clinton's success was the big story this week, but one element of her work is underappreciated.  She has successfully monetized her government "service" in a way few others can imagine, let alone claim.  Millions of dollars have poured into her personal and foundation bank accounts for paid speeches by herself and her husband that took just minutes to deliver.  The money can be thought of as a down payment on future influence, a form of open corruption.  But a substantial amount also came from parties that already had specific interests before her State Department.

Clinton aide reportedly got top donor named to nuclear advisory board.  Hillary Clinton's former chief of staff at the State Department had a Democratic donor with virtually no relevant experience appointed to a nuclear intelligence advisory board, according to a new report that also claims the aide tried to stall journalists examining his background.  ABC News reported that copies of internal emails obtained under the Freedom of Information Act indicate Rajiv K. Fernando had thin qualifications for a seat on the board, other than his close connection to Bill and Hillary Clinton.  Fernando, a Chicago securities trader, had been a fundraiser for Democratic candidates and a financial contributor to the Clinton Foundation and even traveled with Bill Clinton on a trip to Africa.  The board he was appointed to — the International Security Advisory Board — included nuclear scientists, members of Congress and former cabinet secretaries.

Stunning Emails Reveal How Clinton Foundation Donor Bought Seat As Hillary's Nuclear Weapons Advisor.  Forget Hillary's personal email server:  this is what true cronyism and criminal corruption looks like, and this is the biggest threat from a Hillary presidency.  It has been widely speculated, if not proven, that donors to the Clinton Foundation who over the years have transferred hundreds of millions of dollars to the "charitable organization", bought political favors with the Clintons in exchange for their generosity.  That has now been confirmed thanks to a stunning ABC report which reveals how a major foundation donor — one who previously had practically no experience on intellgience matters — mysteriously ended up as a nuclear weapons advisor to Hillary during her tenure as Secretary of State.  Worse, the person in question Rajiv K. Fernando, had been the head of a high frequency trading company, Chopper Trading (recently acquired by HFT powerhouse DRW), which may explain the unprecedented pull of the HFT lobby throughout all ranks of the US political apparatus.  In other words, Fernando bought a seat to not only have advance knowledge of all US foreign policy, but to directly shape it, something he could then parlay in the forms of massive policy frontrunning profits thanks to his trading company.

Email Scandal:  Stock Trader Bought Role as Hillary's Nuclear Weapons Advisor.  Several revelations from the newest release of a batch of Hillary Clinton's emails show both astonishing cronyism and lackadaisical indiscretion with national security.  Confirming longstanding allegations the ubiquitous Clinton Foundation serves as a front for political and domestic and foreign policy favors, ABC News reported that a wealthy Foundation donor — with zero prior experience in matters of intelligence — inexplicably received an appointment to serve as a nuclear weapons advisor to Hillary during her tenure as secretary of state.  Rajiv K. Fernando's experience to land this crucial position included fundraising for a plethora of Democratic politicians and for the Clinton Foundation, as well as heading a powerful trading company — but nothing concerning intelligence, much less nuclear weapons and strategy.  However, according to ABC News:  "Fernando's history of campaign giving dated back to at least 2003 and was prolific — and almost exclusively to Democrats.  He was an earlier supporter of Hillary Clinton's 2008 bid for president, giving maximum contributions to her campaign, and to HillPAC, in 2007 and 2008.  He also served as a fundraising bundler for Clinton, gathering more than $100,000 from others for her White House bid."

Emails Show Major Clinton Donor Put On Intelligence Board Despite Lack of Experience.  When presumptive Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State, a committee dealing with nuclear arms issues was staffed by many experts in the field, and one securities trader from Chicago with no known intelligence background.  State Department emails, released as a result of a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit brought by Citizens United, revealed some details behind how this may have happened, ABC News reported.  Rajiv K. Fernando had given substantial contributions and raised money for Clinton's 2008 Presidential campaign.  He also gave up to $250,000 to the Clinton Foundation before his appointment to the State Department board.  In 2011, ABC News asked the Department how Fernando was selected for the board, and some of the released emails showed how Department officials reacted to the question.

ABC: Did Hillary sell access to key national-security board for foundation donor?  Meet Rajiv K. Fernando, a one-time member of the International Security Advisory Board (ISAB), a group which oversees US nuclear and security policies.  The members of ISAB have top-secret clearances commensurate with their expertise in these fields, but Fernando appeared to have no such background.  "We had no idea who he was," one board member told ABC News when they first began looking into Fernando's credentials in 2011 — and when they did, he suddenly resigned from ISAB.

ABC News drops new Hillary Bombshell.  It's easy to become numb to all of the scandals surrounding presumptive Democrat nominee Hillary Clinton — even for those who are wide awake to the dishonest, self-serving fraud that she is.  So when a new revelation is enough to jolt even the mainstream media awake, you know it's big.  A newly-released batch of Hillary's State Department emails reveal the new bombshell that the former secretary of state rewarded one of her large donors with a position on a sensitive government intelligence board — yeah, one involving tactical nuclear weapons and on other crucial arms control issues — despite having no relevant experience.  Nepotism — not to mention compromising our nation's intelligence and security — at its finest.  And, here's a shocker, when asked about the situation, Clinton's staff sought to "protect the name" of the Secretary, while "stalling" the reporter.

How Clinton Donor Got on Sensitive Intelligence Board.  Newly released State Department emails help reveal how a major Clinton Foundation donor was placed on a sensitive government intelligence advisory board even though he had no obvious experience in the field, a decision that appeared to baffle the department's professional staff.  The emails further reveal how, after inquiries from ABC News, the Clinton staff sought to "protect the name" of the Secretary, "stall" the ABC News reporter and ultimately accept the resignation of the donor just two days later.

Hillary Admits To Faulty Bookkeeping At Foundation.  Hillary Clinton admitted that there were a few instances of improper disclosures of donations to the Clinton Foundation while she was secretary of state.  In an interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper on Wednesday [6/8/2016], Clinton said, "We had absolutely overwhelming disclosure.  Were there one or two instances that slipped through the cracks?  Yes.  But was the overwhelming amount of anything that anybody gave the foundation disclosed?  Absolutely."

Liberal Law Prof:  Bill Clinton's Relationship With Shady For-Profit College Should Receive More Attention.  Trump's college, which operated from 2005 to 2010, is the subject of a class-action lawsuit and enormous media attention.  The real estate training school, which was not accredited and did not confer college credit, has been accused of defrauding students.  But Laureate has had similar claims filed against it but without anywhere near the same level of attention given to Trump's school.

The Clinton University Scandal?  Everyone knows about the problems with Trump University.  Trump should just be glad that Trump U didn't have a Division I NCAA football team, or else he might well have Title IX complaints to go with the class action civil suit.  Chancellor ClintonBut did you know that Bill Clinton was a university chancellor?  I didn't either.  There he is, over to the left.  Moreover, he was paid $16 million by Laureate International Universities to be their "honorary" chancellor.  Just think how much Slick Willie could have pulled down if he'd been a real chancellor.  Just what is Laureate International University?  It's the parent company of Walden University, a mostly online, for-profit diploma mill that is facing the same kind of civil suits and fraud allegations as Trump University.  Funny how the media seems to be uninterested in this story.

What Is Hillary Hiding?  Like millions of avid news readers, I've been trying to sort out the Hillary Clinton scandals.  You know, all that stuff about classified material on her "private" server, sensitive national security secrets that have most likely been lifted by hostiles.  I think we've lost track of the central question:  Why was she so eager to conceal her communications from Congress and the American public?  Most of the commentary goes something like "because she wanted to evade discovery."  She dreaded all the FOIAs.  But that only leads to the question another time:  What did she want to hide, and why? [...] The most frightening explanation is that she sold foreign policy favors to the highest bidders to the Clinton Foundation and/or her husband.

A Deep Dive into How the Clinton Foundation Operates Illegally and in Haiti.  Understanding illegal activities of the Clinton Foundation requires grasping state, federal, and foreign laws that bar public charities from being run for private gain, and that govern solicitations using the mail, telephones, and digital media.  Remember, as you evaluate the available public record that Clinton Foundation trustees have never submitted the financial records of this web of public charities to an independent, properly certified audit, performed by fully informed and empowered accounting firms.

How the Clintons Earned Millions Via Fraudulent, Government-Funded University Program.  Team Hillary, with a significant assist via the Mainstream Media, has been pushing the Trump University class action lawsuit story with increasing aggression as Mrs. Clinton faces yet further declining poll numbers and tepid support among even lifelong Democrat voters.  Amidst that would-be scandal, though, is something of far greater, albeit related, significance involving both Bill and Hillary Clinton and their multi-million dollar for-profit, Latin America university scam.

Hillary University:  Bill Clinton Bagged $16.46 Million from For-Profit College as State Dept.  Funneled $55 Million Back.  With her campaign sinking in the polls, Hillary Clinton has launched a desperate attack against Trump University to deflect attention away from her deep involvement with a controversial for-profit college that made the Clintons millions, even as the school faced serious legal scrutiny and criminal investigations.  In April 2015, Bill Clinton was forced to abruptly resign from his lucrative perch as honorary chancellor of Laureate Education, a for-profit college company.  The reason for Clinton's immediate departure:  Clinton Cash revealed, and Bloomberg confirmed, that Laureate funneled Bill Clinton $16.46 million over five years while Hillary Clinton's State Dept. pumped at least $55 million to a group run by Laureate's founder and chairman, Douglas Becker, a man with strong ties to the Clinton Global Initiative.  Laureate has donated between $1 million and $5 million (donations are reported in ranges, not exact amounts) to the Clinton Foundation.  Progressive billionaire George Soros is also a Laureate financial backer.

Clinton for-profit education scandal dwarfs Trump U.  Bill and Hillary Clinton's attack on Donald Trump over Trump University could invite increased scrutiny of the Clintons' involvement in a for-profit education scandal in which a company that runs shell colleges paid Bill Clinton $16.5 million to be its pitchman.  While the Clintons were collecting millions, Hillary Clinton's State Department funneled at least $55 million to a group run by the college company, Laureate Education Inc., according to Peter Schweizer's book "Clinton Cash" as Breitbart reported.  Clinton abruptly resigned from his post as "honorary chancellor" in April 2015 when the disclosure was publicized.  Documents uncovered by Washington-based watchdog Judicial Watch show Laureate Education paid the former president through a "shell corporation" pass-through account that evidently passed State Department scrutiny while Hillary was secretary of state.

Bill Clinton Profits from World's Largest For-Profit University.  As accusations swirl around Donald Trump for the complaints filed against Trump University, few people know about how Bill Clinton was hired in 2010 to be Chancellor for the Laureate Network, the world's largest for-profit university network. [...] Bill Clinton has personally been paid to make appearances promoting Laureate University in countries such as Malaysia, Peru and Spain.  By January 2014 Laureate University had 800,000 students worldwide and its annual revenue was $4 billion, far larger than the revenues of Trump University.

Guess Who Else Paid Out Big Bucks For Clinton Speeches?  You've heard Wall Street investment banks like Goldman Sachs have paid millions for speeches delivered by Bill and Hillary Clinton.  But have you heard about all the law firms that also paid big bucks to hear the Clintons talk?  Well, it's true.  Some of the biggest law firms doled out hundreds of thousands for just one speech, and all the proceeds appear to have gone right into the Clintons' coffers.  According to Bill and Hillary Clinton's 2015 financial disclosure, most of their income came from book royalties and paid speeches.  Clinton has been under intense pressure to release her transcripts from Wall Street bank speeches, but little has been said about her speeches to high profile law firms.

Clinton Cash Is the Movie Every Voter Should See before Election Day.  In watching a review copy of the film, I was struck by the phrase, "follow the money," which is woven like a thread throughout.  Anyone who follows politics is familiar with that iconic phrase, but many may have forgotten that it was the creation of a Hollywood scriptwriter:  It was popularized by the 1976 movie, All the President's Men, itself a fictional adaptation of the famous book about how Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein uncovered the Watergate scandal.  To those who would uncover the truth about the Clinton Foundation, "follow the money" seems quaint advice, considering that billions of dollars were involved — making for a scandal ten-times the size of Watergate.

MRC Expose of Latest Clinton Cover-Up Stuns This Major Media Host.  Fox Business host Lou Dobbs could barely contain his outrage over the latest examples of the media spinning for Hillary Clinton.  Regarding a new MRC analysis finding that the networks in 2016 have spent less than five minutes on the scandals engulfing the Clinton Foundation, Dobbs sputtered, "You're talking about, basically, ten percent of that money going to good causes.  That's a hefty administrative charge and it makes you think, immediately, this is worthy of great inspection [by journalists]."  In 2013, the Clinton Foundation gave only ten percent of its budget to charitable grants.

Hillary Clinton — Career Criminal.  Like a lot of accomplished career criminals Mrs. Clinton has committed so many high crimes and misdemeanors, and gotten away with them to boot, that we tend to forget (or ignore) past acts of lawlessness because the new ones keep on coming.  And like skillful felons the world over, Mrs. Clinton takes full advantage of this very human inclination, by sloughing off past accusations as "old news" or the result of biases that have emerged through "misunderstandings."  Anyone who has worked in criminal justice has seen this phenomenon, where repeat offenders get to know police, prosecutors and judges so well that law enforcement tires of them — maybe even comes to like them a bit — and so cut the career criminal a break.  And the clever crook knows this tendency and plays upon it.

Revealed: The State Department's Hidden Hillary Donors.  Hillary Clinton may have suspended her political career temporarily when she became secretary of state.  But the Clinton fundraising machine was in full swing and raising millions of dollars for the State Department under her watch, an analysis by The Daily Beast has found.  More than a dozen donors to Clinton's non-profit foundation and her various political campaigns poured money into an endowment she launched into 2010 to pay for the upkeep of the Diplomatic Reception Rooms.  The 42 sumptuous salons at State Department headquarters in Washington, decorated with 18th and 19th century American furnishings, are used to welcome foreign dignitaries, conduct diplomatic meetings and swearing-in ceremonies, and host official dinners.  By the following year, the campaign had raised more than $20 million to permanently fund restoration and maintenance for the rooms and their collections of rare American artwork, thanks largely to reliable Clinton donors.

Video footage showing Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe and Chinese billionaire Wang Wenliang at Hillary's house revealed.  Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe may not recall ever having met Chinese billionaire businessman Wang Wenliang, but he certainly spent some time inside the same well-appointed home — as exclusive footage obtained by Daily Mail Online reveals.  Both men can be seen walking up to the front door of Hillary Clinton's home off D.C.'s Embassy Row on September 30, 2013, according to video footage obtained by a 'tracker' who was filming guests who attended the event.  Both men also appeared in a CNN report Monday [5/23/2016] that the FBI and the Department of Justice were investigating McAuliffe's campaign finances, including $120,000 in campaign contributions linked to Wang.

A Deep Dive into How the Clinton Foundation Operates Illegally and in Haiti.  Understanding illegal activities of the Clinton Foundation requires grasping state, federal, and foreign laws that bar public charities from being run for private gain, and that govern solicitations using the mail, telephones, and digital media.  Remember, as you evaluate the available public record that Clinton Foundation trustees have never submitted the financial records of this web of public charities to an independent, properly certified audit, performed by fully informed and empowered accounting firms.  In addition to providing new overview perspectives on the Clinton Foundation charity fraud network, this update offers extensive background information concerning ways in which the Clinton Foundation, the Clinton family, and affiliates have operated in Haiti — a nation that lies on the epicenter of natural and manmade disasters.

Company that Paid Hillary Clinton $335K for Speech Slapped With SEC Bribery Suit.  A tech company that paid Hillary Clinton $335,000 to give a speech in 2014 settled a dispute last week with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which claims the corporation repeatedly bribed foreign political officials to promote its products and gain a business advantage.  Qualcomm, a wireless telecommunications company based in San Diego, paid $7.5 million to settle the SEC probe.  In a statement announcing the settlement last week, the commission accused the company of violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act between 2002 and 2012 by hiring unqualified relatives of Chinese officials and providing them with luxury gifts that had "no valid business purpose."  These allegations were echoed in a civil lawsuit filed by Qualcomm's shareholders last month, which also accused the company's executives of defrauding investors.

Hillary's Sputtering Campaign.  The Clintons left the White House broke, by their own admission, in 2001 and are now worth well over $100 million — lucre apparently predicated on the degree to which corporations and foreign governments believed that the phoenix-like couple would once again return to power, and would remain true to character as punishers of non-contributors and abettors of donors.  The couple founded the Clinton Foundation as a quid-pro-quo money-laundering enterprise designed to sell influence for cash and to keep Clinton, Inc., hangers-on and employees viable in between Clinton presidential runs. [...] It would require a suspension of disbelief to assume that companies or foreign governments gave millions of dollars to the Clinton initiative because they wished to help the poor and the sick.  All benefactors knew that they were investing in influence, and the Clintons were selling it to the highest bidder in a way never true of any other presidential foundation.

The massive scale of the Clintons' speech-making industry.  Last week, Hillary Clinton's campaign released her most recent personal financial disclosure, detailing ways in which she and her husband earned money in 2015.  Most of their income came from book royalties and giving paid speeches.  Bill Clinton, for example, gave a speech to the National Association of Manufacturers in March 2015, being paid $325,000 for his time.  You probably don't need to be reminded that $325,000 is more than most people make in a year.  The median income for a family of four in 2014 was $53,657 — what Clinton made about a sixth of the way into that one speech.  And that was one of 22 speeches Bill Clinton gave last year.

People Putting 'Huge Amounts of Money' In Clintons' Pockets Had 'Strong, Rich Ties With Oppressive Forces'.  [Scroll down]  [Stephen K.] Bannon added a hat tip to [Peter] Schweizer by pointing out that Clinton Cash was also released about four weeks before the FBI investigation began, putting years of research on the Clinton's financial dealings into the public domain.  "We like to think that the two are connected, and the areas of investigation hit on the exact point that we reported on in Clinton Cash, which is that money flows to the Clintons in exchange for official favors," Schweizer agreed.  "I think that the leak Terry McAuliffe is under investigation is only the beginning, and I have always believed that the email investigation is important, but really that is just an ancillary to the larger question of the Clintons getting paid off," he said.

Clinton Foundation Got $100M From 'Blood Minerals' Firm.  A little known Swedish-Canadian oil and mining conglomerate human rights groups have repeatedly charged produces "blood minerals" is among the Clinton Foundation's biggest donors, thanks to a $100 million pledge in 2007, a Daily Caller News Foundation investigation has found.  "Blood minerals" are related to "blood diamonds," which are allegedly mined in war zones or sold as commodities to help finance political insurgencies or despotic warlords.

5 Reasons Hillary Clinton Isn't Fit To Be President.  [#5] She is utterly corrupt.  Back when Bill Clinton was in the White House, Hillary received $100,000 in bribes in return for putting $1,000 into the cattle futures market.  The odds that Hillary did that honestly have been computed at 1 in 31 trillion.  That was small potatoes compared to the deals Bill and Hillary appear to have cut with foreign governments.  Enormous sums went directly into Bill's pockets for doing speeches or to the scammy Clinton Foundation and next thing you know, the State Department was doing favors for those shady deep pocketed donors.

How corporate America bought Hillary Clinton for $21M.  "Follow the money."  That telling phrase, which has come to summarize the Watergate scandal, has been a part of the lexicon since 1976. It's shorthand for political corruption:  At what point do "contributions" become bribes, "constituent services" turn into quid pro quos and "charities" become slush funds?

Over $300,000 Transferred From Hillary Victory Fund to State Parties Is Unaccounted For.  Over $300,000 that was transferred from Hillary Clinton's joint fundraising venture to state Democratic parties is unaccounted for, a review of campaign finance records by the Washington Free Beacon has found.  The Hillary Victory Fund, a joint fundraising effort between the Hillary Clinton campaign, the Democratic National Committee, and 32 state parties, allows Clinton mega-donors to cut much larger checks than what can be contributed directly to candidates or committees by law.  A single donor can give upwards of $700,000 to the fund.  According to Hillary Clinton's website, the first $2,700 from an individual is allocated to Clinton's campaign, while the next $33,400 is given to the Democratic National Committee.  Any additional amount is then supposed to be split equally among the Democratic state parties.

Members of Wealthy Saudi Family Emerge as Clinton Foundation, Dem Donors.  A wealthy family closely aligned with Saudi Arabia's ruling family has emerged as a key donor to both the Clinton Foundation and prominent Democrats, despite the clan's involvement in a domestic violence case that it has sought to sweep under the rug, according to police reports and funding documents viewed by the Washington Free Beacon.  Nasser al-Rashid, one of Saudi Arabia's wealthiest figures and an adviser to the country's royal family, has donated somewhere between $1 million to $5 million to the Clinton Foundation, putting him in an elite category of prominent donors.  Al-Rashid's children — including one who pled guilty to assaulting his estranged wife — have poured almost $600,000 into Democratic coffers during the past several years, raising questions about influence peddling by prominent foreign families.

Shadow Banks Clinton Flags as Risky Put Millions Into Her Run.  Hillary Clinton has vowed to be tougher on Wall Street than any other presidential candidate, but that hasn't stopped the financial industry from sending a flood of cash to help elect her.  That includes segments of finance she has singled out for greater oversight in her plan to rein in "shadow banking," where financial companies act like banks without being regulated like them.  Hedge funds, private equity and insurance executives, who could face greater oversight under the plan, have given a combined $24.9 million to Clinton and the super-PACs supporting her, a Bloomberg review of campaign finance records shows.

FTC Accused of Engaging in 'Partisan' Defense of Clintons.  The Federal Trade Commission is being accused of engaging in a partisan defense of Bill and Hillary Clinton and their business interests after the agency refused a congressional request to investigate the family's foundation.  The agency, which is charged with ensuring consumer protection, rejected a request to investigate the nonprofit Clinton Foundation despite "serious and well-documented" concerns from lawmakers, said Matthew Whitaker, a former U.S. attorney who serves as executive director for the Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust (FACT), an ethics watchdog group.  The FTC penned a letter to Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R., Tenn.) this week rejecting a request from she and 21 members of Congress that the FTC review the nonprofit status of the Clinton Foundation after reports raised questions about the charity's transparency and possible deception.

Hillary's Electoral 'Luck'.  During much of evening of May 17, Sanders was ahead of Hillary in the Kentucky primary.  Then, with a Cattlegate sort of "luck," Hillary pulled ahead by the infinitesimal rate of 46.8% to 46.3% and won the primary.  Hillary won Kentucky by the same microscopic margin that she won the first state, Iowa, by 49.9% to 49.6%, in a symbolic victory of great political value. [...] Could Hillary's supporters have stolen enough votes to deliver by the smallest of margins just enough votes to give her "wins" in states like Kentucky?  One of the tightest allies of the Clintons is Allison Lundergan Grimes, the Kentucky secretary of state and chair of the Kentucky State Board of Elections.  She actively campaigned for Hillary in the Kentucky primary despite being the state elected officer to oversee the vote-counting.  The election results were posted by her office almost instantly and reflected her publicly stated opinion almost as soon as the polls closed that "there is no revolution for Sanders."

13 Incompetent Failures in the Obama Administration.  [Hillary] Clinton's scandals go far back before the Obama administration.  She learned how to hide the truth from the public from Richard Nixon.  She and her husband profited from his political position, over and over again.  First, there was the Whitewater scandal (now being rewritten by the media).  More recently, the Clintons made bank from a uranium deal with Russia, which made a Russian company one of the world's largest uranium producers.  Then there's the Clinton speeches to wealthy corporations, the transcripts of which Hillary refuses to release to the public.

Inside the Clinton paid speech machine.  Bill Clinton has raked in close to $3 million in paid speeches since his wife launched her second bid for the White House last April, according to Hillary Clinton's most recent financial disclosure.  The enormous fee for the Texas speech — which took place when Hillary Clinton was already scouting campaign office space but had yet to officially announced her bid — signals just how much well-heeled clients are willing to pay to hear from a former, and potentially future, occupant of the White House.

Clinton Foundation Bribes for Weapon Deals.  "Crooked Hillary" is not just a nickname; it is a way of life.  For the latest generation of indoctrinated millennials, who were educated in the black hole of Clinton's actual political conduct for decades, the notion of selling out real national security for funding her family slush fund may be hard to swallow.  For hard core Clintonistas, the practice of trading favors for money is politics 101, taught in the book from "Chinagate".  Lest you forget, "the transfer of America's most sensitive technology, including but not limited to nuclear missile and satellite technology, apparently in exchange for millions of dollars in contributions to the 1996 Clinton-Gore re-election effort and the Democratic National Committee", is a family tradition.  You can always depend upon the Clinton apologists to ignore, divert or circumvent the linkage that demonstrates the corrupt nature of the Clinton cabal, pay to play culture.  But how much is enough before some of the most left wing ideologues begin to admit that the stench can no longer be avoided?

Clinton Scandals:  Is The Family's Charitable Foundation A Fraud?  We wrote last week about how the Clinton Foundation gathered some $100 million from a variety of Gulf sheikhs and billionaires, not to mention taking in millions of "donations" from private businesses that later benefited from their supposed "charitable" largesse.  Some of those who gave big bucks to the Clintons had interests that were, to put it mildly, not in keeping with U.S. interests.  That prompted a key question:  Just what do these assorted nations, foreign officials, satraps, global fixers and top corporate execs expect in return for their money?  And now comes a more serious, far-reaching question:  Is the entire Clinton Foundation so full of conflicts of interest and questionable dealings that it amounts to little more than a massive fraud intended solely to enrich its presidential namesake and his family?

How the Clintons Cashed In.  When Bill and Hillary Clinton moved out of the White House 15 years ago, they were "dead broke," said Hillary Clinton.  Today, they're worth up to $150 million.  A new documentary, "Clinton Cash," reveals how they went from broke to filthy rich, with an emphasis on filthy. [...] For example, a Nigerian newspaper publisher tied to the ruling People's Democratic Party (anything but democratic) paid Bill a whopping $1.4 million to deliver two speeches in 2011 and 2012.  The Clintons closed their eyes to the human rights abuses by Nigeria's brutal president Goodluck Jonathan.  Instead, Secretary Clinton made an official visit to Nigeria in 2012, congratulating Jonathan on his nonexistent "reform efforts."  American legitimacy bestowed at a bargain price.  Just the opposite of what Human Rights Watch had implored Secretary Clinton to do.

Super PAC Seeks IRS Audit of Clinton Foundation.  The conservative super PAC American Crossroads said Monday [5/16/2016] it filed a complaint with the Internal Revenue Service requesting an audit of the Clinton Foundation, following articles last week about how the foundation aided a for-profit company part-owned by people with ties to Bill and Hillary Clinton. [...] The [Wall Street] Journal article documented the Clintons' ties to the owners of Energy Pioneer Solutions Inc. that benefited from a $2 million commitment coordinated by the Clinton Global Initiative, a wing of the foundation. [...] Under federal law, tax-exempt charitable organizations aren't supposed to act in anyone's private interest but instead in the public interest, on broad issues such as education or poverty.

Financial analyst alleges major holes in Clinton Foundation records.  After more than a year of research, a Wall Street analyst is arguing the Clinton Foundation's books are riddled with financial inconsistencies that rise to the level of "fraud."  Charles Ortel, who gained recognition for correctly identifying problems with General Electric's financial statements in 2008, has prepared 40 reports highlighting discrepancies that he said proves the Clinton Foundation has covered up cash flow since 1997.

Sex, $2 Million, and the Clinton Foundation.  At the heart of the issue is the foundation sent funding to a company that had significant ties to the Clinton family according to the WSJ.  The IRS website states that any 501(c)(3) should not be operated for the benefit of private interests.

5 Huge Stories the Media Ignored While Arguing Over Which Bathroom to Use.  [#1] Hillary's Conflicts of Interest Continue to Mount:  As we reported, it was revealed this week that employees at the Department of Justice — one of the agencies tasked with investigating Clinton's allegedly improper use of private email servers — gave $75,000 in donations to the presidential front-runner.

Exclusive: Pro-Turkey Lobbyist Sought Secret Favors From Hillary And Huma.  Newly released emails show that a former Democratic National Committee official and lobbyist for the Turkish government directly contacted two of Hillary Clinton's top aides to ask for a favor ahead of the then-secretary of state's March 2009 visit to Turkey.  The correspondence raises numerous questions because the lobbyist, David Mercer, was paid $25,000 a month by the Turkish government to convince lawmakers and government officials to oppose a bill designating the Ottoman Empire's murder of an estimated 1.5 million Armenian Orthodox Christians from 1915 to 1917 a genocide.  Clinton once touted her support for the resolution but flip-flopped dramatically after she joined the Obama administration.

Financial analyst alleges major holes in Clinton Foundation records.  After more than a year of research, a Wall Street analyst is arguing the Clinton Foundation's books are riddled with financial inconsistencies that rise to the level of "fraud."  Charles Ortel, who gained recognition for correctly identifying problems with General Electric's financial statements in 2008, has prepared 40 reports highlighting discrepancies that he said proves the Clinton Foundation has covered up cash flow since 1997.  The financial whistleblower said his 15 months of research revealed gaps in the amount of money donors claim to have given and the amount of money the foundation claims to have received.

The Clinton sleaze never ends.  In most cases, news that a major presidential candidate's family charity doled out millions to a for-profit company controlled by the candidate's longtime friends would be raising lots of eyebrows.  But this is Bill and Hillary we're talking about.  So it's just the latest in a long list of disclosures about the slush fund that operates publicly as the Clinton Foundation.  The foundation is deeply intertwined with the massive wealth they've accumulated in the past 15 years — even as its donors have themselves reaped enormous benefits.  The Wall Street Journal reported Friday that the foundation in 2010 committed $2 billion to Energy Pioneer Solutions, despite IRS rules that say a charity is not "supposed to act in anyone's private interests."  The ex-president even personally arranged a US Energy Department grant to the company.

Sham Clinton Charity Gave $2 Million to Company Owned by One of Bill's Girlfriends.  It's not like Bill's wife ever takes any questions, but it would be curious to see if any so-called "reporter" out there has the [courage] to ask her about this.

It's Always Worse Than You Think.  I read through Clinton Cash quickly when it came out last May.  This was no right-wing hit job (as the Clinton campaign asserted) but rather a methodical and exhaustively sourced chronicle of how the Clintons parlayed Bill's celebrity, Hillary's position as secretary of State, and her possible future tenure as president of the United States into a veritable Niagara of cash.  Eye-popping speaking fees for Bill — $250,000, $500,000, even $750,000 a pop — and millions upon millions directed to the Clinton Foundation and its offshoots.  Where was the money coming from?  Did they actually find his "wisdom" that valuable?

Trump sounds off on Clinton charity scandal.  Donald Trump ripped Bill Clinton's foundation on Friday [5/13/2016], saying that a pledge of $2 million from the nonprofit to a power company partly owned by the ex-president's rumored mistress is "a bombshell."  "There's no doubt about it," the billionaire businessman said on "Fox & Friends."  The Clinton Global Initiative made the $2 million commitment to for-profit company Energy Pioneer Solutions, which Julie Tauber McMahon, 54, co-owns, during a September 2010 conference, The Wall Street Journal reported.  Trump said people have been whispering about Clinton's romantic involvement with the wealthy blond divorcée "for years."

Report: Clinton's Charity Arranged $2M Commitment That Benefited Their Friends.  The Clinton Global Initiative arranged a $2 million commitment in 2010 that benefited a company partially owned by individuals with ties to Hillary and Bill Clinton, according to a report Thursday [5/12/2016].

Revealed: Clinton charity oversaw cash commitment to company partly owned by Bill's blonde friend.  Bill Clinton's family charity foundation oversaw an unusual $2 million financial commitment to a private company whose ownership is stocked with close Clinton pals including 'family friend' Julie Tauber McMahon, a new bombshell report has revealed.  The financial commitment came at the 2010 conference of the Clinton Global Initiative, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing a document from the time and people familiar with the matter.  The pledged cash commitment went to Energy Pioneer Solutions, a private company that insulates private homes and allows people to pay for costs on their energy bills.

Exclusive: Persian Gulf Sheikhs Gave Bill & Hillary $100 Million.  A Daily Caller News Foundation investigation reveals that Bill and Hillary Clinton received at least $100 million from autocratic Persian Gulf states and their leaders, potentially undermining Democratic presidential candidate Hillary's claim she can carry out independent Middle East policies.  As a presidential candidate, the amount of foreign cash the Clintons have amassed from the Persian Gulf states is "simply unprecedented," says national security analyst Patrick Poole.

MSNBC: 'Clinton Cash' Documentary 'Devastating,' 'Powerfully Connects the Dots'.  MSNBC previews the documentary version of Clinton Cash before its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, saying the movie adaptation of Peter Schweizer's book packs a "mainstream punch" and "powerfully connects the dots" in its case against the Clinton Foundation.

The Most Uninteresting Woman in the World.  As the old saying goes, "where there's smoke there's always fire", and in the case of Hillary Clinton it is more true now than it ever has been, seemingly with new revelations about her e-mails and corruption in the Clinton Foundation coming out almost every day.  But also like the Everyready Bunny that just keeps "going and going", Hillary Clinton is determined to continue her life-long quest for the White House amidst what seems to be more and more scandal.  And while any 'normal' person might devote their efforts towards clearing their name and restoring their reputation, apparently there's no shame in Hillary.  Just the ultra-ambition of winning the White House at all costs.  It's a personal obsession that she just can't control.

Peter Schweizer:  Uranium Deal Was 'Win-Win-Win' for Clintons, Canadian Financiers, Vladimir Putin; 'Losers Are the American People'.  Peter Schweizer, author of Clinton Cash:  The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich, tells Breitbart News Daily on SiriusXM with host Stephen K. Bannon about the uranium deal that helped make the Clintons rich — and left Russia controlling a large portion of America's strategic uranium supply.  Schweizer explained how the wheels for this deal were greased by $145 million in donations to the Clinton Foundation by interested parties, followed "coincidentally" by Hillary Clinton's State Department approving the uranium sale.

GOP operatives on the prowl for secret Clinton transcripts.  Republican operatives are scouring the country for transcripts, notes or secret recordings of Hillary Clinton's paid speeches to Goldman Sachs in hopes of finding damaging material for the general election.  Clinton has rebuffed calls from Bernie Sanders to release the transcripts of her three speeches to the Wall Street giant, which she delivered in 2013 to the tune of $225,000 per appearance.  She has repeatedly said she will release the transcripts of her paid speeches when all the presidential candidates agree to do so.  Republican opposition researchers have taken matters into their own hands, aggressively seeking any information about the speeches, including from Goldman employees who were in the room.

Trump vs.  Clinton is a verdict on America.  Clinton is a maximally corrupt figure.  Her great fortune in this election is that hers is a conventional sort of corruption that does not seem to directly threaten law and order in the United States, or destabilize the world order.  She is loose about the security of her private email server on which she conducts the business of state, but just try to get the transcript of the speech she delivered to Goldman Sachs for a hefty fee.  Although she's happy to take six-figure paychecks from American public colleges for her speeches, Clinton's main business has been the globalist do-gooding grifter circuit.  The outlines of it are simple enough.  Give to the Clinton global outfits and get favorable treatment in return.  The Clintons get to travel around the world for more networking and buck-raking opportunities, and keep their staff of flunkeys and friends well-paid.  It's a family business.  Try to imagine Clinton being tough on financial services, when its firms have paid her husband nearly $20 million to speak to them since his presidency ended.

Meeting With Bill Clinton, Donation To Foundation Preceded Businessman's Release From Iran Jail.  Just before an Iranian-American businessman was freed from jail in Iran in Oct. 2010, his son met with Bill Clinton and also made the first of what would become more than $1 million in donations to the Clinton Foundation.  Sources tell The Daily Caller that Nima Taghavi, who owns businesses in California, grew impatient in 2010 with negotiations to secure his father Reza's release from an Iranian prison, and so he turned to the former president for help.  To arrange the meeting with Clinton, Taghavi first contacted Doug Band, who worked as Clinton's "body man," has counseled the Clinton Foundation, and co-founded Teneo Holdings, a consulting group that Clinton advised.

One Year of Silence on Hillary Clinton Uranium Deal.  [Scroll down]  In short, here was what you might call a radioactive scandal.  It included secret donations, the Russian government, foreign financiers, more than $145 million, and Bill and Hillary Clinton.  And this was just two chapters of the book.  And yet, one year later, Hillary Clinton has never once been asked about this controversial uranium deal by the national media.  It never came up during the many Democratic Party presidential debates; never during any of her media appearances on cable news or network television; never by print journalists who are covering her campaign.

Heads up:  Major analysis of Clinton Foundation scandals coming.  Charles Ortel is a respected Wall Street analyst who has been poring over the publicly available records of the Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton Foundation, and he promises a blockbuster set of revelations: [...]

Bill's aide may be the nexus between the Clintons' political and financial interests.  [Scroll down]  Justin Cooper may hold the answer.  Mr. Cooper is a central player in the shadowy worlds of Bill and Hillary Clinton — serving as Mr. Clinton's top aide since 2015, when his predecessor, former right-hand man and "surrogate son" Doug Band, resigned from the Clinton Foundation — yet he has largely escaped notice.  The obscure Mr. Cooper may, in fact, be the linchpin of the case swirling around the Clintons.  Perhaps more than anyone apart from the principals themselves, he is at the nexus of the Clinton Foundation, Hillary's work at the State Department, and her possession of highly sensitive government documents.

Watch: Trailer for 'Clinton Cash' Movie Premiering During Cannes Film Festival.  [Scroll down]  Clinton Cash investigates how Bill and Hillary Clinton went from being "dead broke" after leaving the White House to amassing a net worth of over $150 million, with $2 billion in donations to their foundation, wealth accumulated during Mrs. Clinton's tenure as Sec. of State through lucrative speaking fees and contracts paid for by foreign companies and Clinton Foundation donors.

Are Hillary Clinton and the DNC Skirting Election Law?  The joint fundraising committee set up by the Clinton campaign is called the Hillary Victory Fund.  Its Treasurer, Elizabeth Jones, doubles as the Chief Operating Officer for Hillary Clinton's main campaign fund, Hillary for America.  The joint committee was supposed to financially benefit the Hillary campaign, the DNC, and 32 state committees that agreed to come on board.  The concept, in theory, is to raise joint funds to benefit the broader Democratic party and congressional candidates running for office.  But by ramping up the joint fundraising committee before the primary races have concluded, before Hillary is even the party's nominee, and with her own people in charge of the joint committee, it has created the growing perception that this so-called joint effort is really just a ham-fisted appendage of a political machine that wants to skip the quaintness of primary voting and let big donors install the Democratic party's candidate.

Brooklyn Election Official Scored Big Profit From Real Estate Deal with Hillary Clinton Supporters.  Diane Haslett Rudiano, who is at the center of an investigation by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman (D) over the mysterious purging of voter rolls in Brooklyn, was involved in a recent lucrative real estate transaction with Hillary Clinton's political allies that bagged her a whopping 1,000 percent return on her investment.

Firms that paid for Clinton speeches have US gov't interests.  It's not just Wall Street banks.  Most companies and groups that paid Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton to speak between 2013 and 2015 have lobbied federal agencies in recent years, and more than one-third are government contractors, an Associated Press review has found.

Hillary Clinton Campaign Bundler Is Directly Lobbying For Saudi Arabia.  A major Hillary Clinton campaign funder is personally lobbying on behalf of an arm of the Saudi government, federal records show.  It's been known for months that the Center for Studies and Media Affairs at the Saudi Royal Court, an arm of the Saudi regime, has been paying the Podesta Group to lobby lawmakers and federal agencies on its behalf.  The Intercept reported the relationship last year.  And The Hill reported on Tuesday [4/19/2016] that the Saudi government was paying the Beltway lobbyist $140,000 a month for its services.  But documents recently published by the Department of Justice under the Foreign Agents Registration Act show that Clinton campaign financier Anthony Podesta is one of the several lobbyists at his firm personally handling the Saudi account.

Inside Panama Papers:  Multiple Clinton connections.  Hillary Clinton recently blasted the hidden financial dealings exposed in the Panama Papers, but she and her husband have multiple connections with people who have used the besieged law firm Mossack Fonseca to establish offshore entities.  Among them are Gabrielle Fialkoff, finance director for Hillary Clinton's first campaign for the U.S. Senate; Frank Giustra, a Canadian mining magnate who has traveled the globe with Bill Clinton; the Chagoury family, which pledged $1 billion in projects to the Clinton Global Initiative; and Chinese billionaire Ng Lap Seng, who was at the center of a Democratic fund-raising scandal when Bill Clinton was president.  Also using the Panamanian law firm was the company founded by the late billionaire investor Marc Rich, an international fugitive when Bill Clinton pardoned him in the final hours of his presidency.

Why Did Congo Offer Clinton $650,000 For Two Pics And A Speech?  Congo, one of the poorest nations on Earth, offered former President Bill Clinton a speaking fee of $650,000 — a sum equal to annual per-capita income of 2,813 Congolese.  Indeed, the International Monetary Fund ranks the Democratic Republic of the Congo dead last in its global income rankings.  What did it expect in return for its investment?

Clinton Foundation Donation Scandal Looking More Like Influence PeddlingForbes is reporting that the Clinton Foundation's first front of perceived impropriety is with speaking engagement fees.  During Hillary Clinton's time as Secretary of State, Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton earned a combined $26.4 million in speaking fees.  Bill was the major earner, giving three speeches with a speaking price ranging from $500,000 to $1 million for each.  Many of their speeches were given to foreign countries, and foreign and United States corporations.  The issue with the speaking fees is what was done with them.  All $26.4 million was handed to the Clinton Foundation.  The legality of this concerns tax laws.  Is there a legal way to hand over earned fees to a foundation without reporting it for either personal or business tax purposes?

Disgraced Clinton Donor Got $13M In State Dept Grants Under Hillary.  Hillary Clinton's Department of State awarded at least $13 million in grants, contracts and loans to her longtime friend and Clinton Foundation donor Muhammad Yunus, despite his being ousted in 2011 as managing director of the Bangladesh-based Grameen Bank amid charges of corruption, according to an investigation by The Daily Caller News Foundation.  The tax funds were given to Yunus through 18 separate U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) award transactions listed by the federal contracting site USAspending.gov.  They highlight how Clinton mixed official government business with Clinton Foundation donors.  Yunus gave between $100,000 to $300,000 to the foundation, according to the Clinton Foundation website.

Report: Five Clinton shell companies established in Delaware.  Bill and Hillary Clinton, along with their nonprofit Clinton Foundation, have established at least five shell companies in Delaware, according to tax filings highlighted on Monday [4/11/2016].  Those companies include two for the couple's personal finances and three for the foundation, according to the documents, which were first reported by the Washington Free Beacon.  All five are filed at 1209 North Orange Street in Wilmington.  The address is shared with companies like Google, Apple, Bank of America, Coca-Cola, Ford, General Electric and more than 280,000 others that use the facility to take advantage of the state's tax laws.

This Delaware Address Is Home to 200,000 Shell Companies — Including Hillary Clinton's.  The address "1209 North Orange Street" in Wilmington, Del., has become known in recent years as the epicenter of U.S. corporate secrecy.  The squat, split-level building is the official address of over 285,000 companies, many of which are looking to take advantage of Delaware's Panama-like secrecy rules, tax incentives, and business-friendly case law.  In the wake of the recent "Panama Papers" scandal, this unassuming brick office has received renewed scrutiny from the Washington Post, the New York Times, the Telegraph, and advocates for corporate tax reform.  But one of its tenants may come as a surprise — a company owned by Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton.

The Real Clinton Email Scandal?  It Might Be What She Did Legally.  I have a saying: The scandal isn't what's illegal, the scandal is what's legal," liberal editor and commentator Michael Kinsley once said.  He was referring to the legal forms of corruption that go on day after day in Washington.  By that standard, the real scandal involving Hillary Clinton's e-mails might not be that she compromised national security out of convenience by using a private e-mail server while secretary of state.  The real scandal could lie elsewhere — namely, in what some of her e-mails reveal about her willingness use her position of power to help her corporate friends and campaign contributors.

Panama Papers Reveal Clinton's Kremlin Connection.  The revelations of the so-called Panama Papers that are roiling the world's political and financial elites this week include important facts about Team Clinton.  This unprecedented trove of documents purloined from a shady Panama law firm that arranged tax havens, and perhaps money laundering, for the globe's super-rich includes juicy insights into how Russia's elite hides its ill-gotten wealth.  Almost lost among the many revelations is the fact that Russia's biggest bank uses The Podesta Group as its lobbyist in Washington, D.C.  Though hardly a household name, this firm is well known inside the Beltway, not least because its CEO is Tony Podesta, one of the best-connected Democratic machers in the country.  He founded the firm in 1998 with his brother John, formerly chief of staff to President Bill Clinton, then counselor to President Barack Obama, Mr. Podesta is the very definition of a Democratic insider.  Outsiders engage the Podestas and their well-connected lobbying firm to improve their image and get access to Democratic bigwigs.

Hillary's campaign behemoth built on a mountain of secret cash.  The big-money campaign finance system that Hillary Clinton has pledged to dismantle as president is what's fueling her White House bid, according to a new investigation.  The Democratic front-runner's campaign behemoth is built on super PACs, secret cash and unlimited contributions — the very things she's railed against on the campaign trail, according to the Center for Public Integrity.  The center said its investigation found Clinton's own election efforts "are largely immune from her reformist platform."

How Hillary Clinton Bought the Loyalty of 33 State Democratic Parties.  Collusion between the Clinton campaign and the DNC allowed Hillary Clinton to buy the loyalty of 33 state Democratic parties last summer.  Montana was one of those states.  It sold itself for $64,100.  The Super Delegates now defying democracy with their insistent refusal to change their votes to Sanders in spite of a handful of overwhelming Clinton primary losses in their own states, were arguably part of that deal.  In August 2015, at the Democratic Party convention in Minneapolis, 33 democratic state parties made deals with the Hillary Clinton campaign and a joint fundraising entity called The Hillary Victory Fund.  The deal allowed many of her core billionaire and inner circle individual donors to run the maximum amounts of money allowed through those state parties to the Hillary Victory Fund in New York and the DNC in Washington.

Hillary Clinton Ties Emerge In Panama Papers.  A billionaire and a Russia-controlled bank named in the Panama Papers have links to Hillary Clinton through two separate lobbying efforts — one through a Clinton-connected lobbying firm and another through Sidney Blumenthal.  Clinton is linked to Sberbank, Russia's largest bank, through Podesta Group, a lobbying firm co-founded by Clinton's campaign chairman John Podesta and his brother, Tony Podesta, a major Clinton bundler.  According to the Washington Free Beacon, which first reported the connection, Sberbank registered with the Podesta Group last month to lobby on issues related to economic sanctions against Russia and on stock and bond trading for its U.S.  clients.

Hillary Won't Shut Down Clinton Foundation Despite Major Ethical Concerns.  Hillary Clinton says that instead of shutting down the Clinton Foundation while she runs for president, she will be "transparent" to avoid any ethical concerns that may arise from donations from Americans as well as foreign nationals who give to the foundation.  During MSNBC's town hall event moderated by Rachel Maddow on Wednesday [3/30/2016], Clinton said, "I would hate to lose that creativity, that imagination, that... extraordinary flexibility that the Clinton Foundation provides."

Most firms that gave to Clinton Foundation also lobbied State Department.  Major U.S.  companies that lobbied the State Department during Hillary Clinton's tenure were much more likely to donate to the Clinton Foundation than corporations that were not attempting to influence the agency.  A number of major Clinton Foundation donors have defended their involvement by saying they gave to the controversial charity out of a sincere desire to do good.  Most have dismissed suggestions that they did so to build political clout with the secretary of state and potential future president.

No, the Clinton Foundation Hasn't Operated With 'Complete Transparency'.  [T]he heart of the Clinton Foundation controversy sits at the intersection of big money and power politics.  It represents exactly the sort of unholy, influence-peddling and -purchasing system that Hillary's primary opponent has railed against, to great electoral effect.  Watch as Mrs. Clinton assures viewers that any concerns about her family foundation serving as a giant dodgy political "slush fund" (as one good government watchdog called it) should be allayed by her... commitment to transparency.

Hillary's Hibachi Racket.  Hillary Clinton's "trustworthiness" problem is fed by a long history of "varying credibility," as a recent Politico story delineated, including cattle-futures trading, law firm billing records, muddled sniper fire recollections, and e-mail use.  While providing pertinent points, the Politico list is just a sampling.  One missing item on the "mistrust" litany is a project she reportedly cooked up as Secretary of State, but that was shaped by her family foundation. [...] No one would begrudge corporations giving to a philanthropic effort, but we would probably feel differently about our own tax dollars going to the project Clinton is hawking — especially when the project is, by most accounts, an epic failure. [...] If Clinton becomes president, her energy policies will likely enact a cap-and-trade system or a carbon tax — which would suddenly make her cookstove project profitable.

Media Finding it Harder and Harder to Ignore Hillary's Metastasizing Scandals.  Hillary Clinton's email scandal keeps on growing, with new revelations that offer more justification for an indictment.  Yet the mainstream media have long maintained that Mrs. Clinton is not the target of the two ongoing FBI investigations, and they seem very uninterested in the latest evidence to be revealed.  However, a grand jury may be forthcoming.  "My sources tell me that the Justice Department is close to empaneling a grand jury and deciding whether to grant statutory immunity to Huma Abedin, Hillary's closest adviser," writes Ed Klein for NewsMax.  Klein is a former foreign editor of Newsweek, and was editor-in-chief of The New York Times Magazine from 1977 to 1987.  "That things have gotten this far in the investigation indicates that FBI director James Comey is moving inexorably toward recommending to Attorney General Loretta Lynch that Hillary be indicted," added Klein.  While President Obama may be content to pre-judge the FBI investigations as unlikely to find anything criminal in Democrat presidential candidate Clinton's behavior, more and more evidence has appeared showing that Mrs. Clinton is a deceitful liar replete with conflicts of interests and even pay-for-play as secretary of state.

The Loretta Lynch Stonewall: Will It Elect Hillary?  When it comes to Hillary Clinton's e-mail scandal, the most important thing to bear in mind — even more than classified information — is this:  It was all about avoiding accountability.  It still is.  Mrs. Clinton did not set out to damage national security and compromise defense secrets, although she obviously had no compunction about doing so as necessary to serve her higher personal interests.  For a generation, she has been a public person whose most intimate companion has been scandal.  She knew her State Department stewardship would be no different.  Her motive in designing a communication system that circumvented government recordkeeping and disclosure laws was to avoid a day of reckoning as she campaigned in 2016 for the power of the presidency she craves.  And that is where Loretta Lynch comes in.

Hillary Clinton's Anti-Corruption Partner Mired in Corruption Scandals.  Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, whom Hillary Clinton praised for "setting a global standard" on how to fight corruption, now has protestors calling for her impeachment thanks to her own alleged corruption.  The New York Times reported that this month's protests calling for Dilma Rousseff's ouster, including a 500,000-person gathering in Säo Paulo, were the largest since the protests that toppled Brazil's military dictatorship in the 1980s.  Recent polling shows that 68 percent of Brazilians want the legislature to impeach Rousseff, who has made clear she will not step down and plans to fight the charges against her.  Clinton praised Rousseff in Brazil in 2012 at the first meeting of the Open Government Partnership, an international initiative co-chaired by Brazil and the United States aimed at fighting corruption.

Emails Show Close Ties Between Clinton and Boeing.  [Scroll down]  Under Clinton, the state department took a much more aggressive approach to advancing the interests of U.S. corporations abroad, often directly lobbying on their behalf, as Clinton did before Boeing received a contract with a Russian airline to purchase 50 jets at $3.7 billion in 2010.  The FBI's most recent email dump shows that Clinton took a keen interest in many matters related to the corporation while Secretary of State.  While Clinton was lobbying for Boeing on foreign trade issues, the company donated more than $1 million to the Clinton family's global foundation, while also paying her husband hundreds of thousands of dollars each for lucrative speeches the company sponsored.  Clinton's State Department found no conflict of interest at the time.

Bombshell: Clinton Foundation Donor's Flight From Justice Aided by Hillary Allies.  It's hard to believe that the Obama administration and its hideously politicized Justice Department would ever indict Ms. Clinton, given that President Barack Obama picked her for secretary of state and its clear favoritism toward her in the presidential race.  But there is massive evidence that shows financial abuses — including money laundering — at the Clinton Foundation and overwhelming evidence that donors were helped by Ms. Clinton.  To take one of so many examples, there's the case of Clinton Foundation donor Claudio Osorio — who is now housed at a federal prison serving 12 years for fraud — who in 2010, with Ms. Clinton's (and Bill Clinton's) help, won a $10 million loan from the Overseas Private Investment Corporation.

James Comey and Loretta Lynch Hold the Whole Country in Their Hands.  The leading contender for the Democratic Party nomination is under investigation by the FBI on two basic tracks.  The first is for national security violations regarding her grossly negligent use of a private email server and unsecured BlackBerry (when traveling abroad!) for all her official business as secretary of state, including housing 22 emails on the server deemed so "top secret" that the State Department has refused to make them public.  (There is much more, easily found on the Internet.  Beyond even that, there is the matter of the erased hard drive with thirty thousand or so more emails of a self-described personal nature like "yoga lessons," which many assume the FBI has recovered and whose contents are yet to be revealed.)  The second, perhaps even more serious, malfeasance is various crimes related to what is popularly known as influence-peddling performed by then-Secretary of State Clinton with foreign nationals and officials in connection with her multi-million, possibly billion, dollar family foundation.  If true, for a normal citizen, conviction would likely result in multiple years in prison.

Deceit and power work in Hillary Clinton's favor.  The smoking guns keep piling up at Hillary Clinton's feet, but nothing seems to trip her.  Yesterday, Judicial Watch released a batch of documents, obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request, that it says reveals blatant coordination between then-Secretary of State Clinton and the Clinton Foundation.  Stunningly, the internal State Department emails expose Clinton's eagerness to "thank [Clinton Foundation] supporters for their commitments."  Of course, these "commitments" must mean money.  It's incredible.  And, Clinton's State Department was apparently coordinating meetings for Bill Clinton with foreign heads of state.  If any other employee at the State Department had arranged such meetings for their spouse and actively thanked contributors to their spouse's foundation, they would likely go to jail.  No lawyer would even let it go to trial, because the sentencing guidelines would guarantee years behind bars.

Documents reveal coordination between State, Clinton nonprofit.  Documents released on Tuesday reveal that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's staff at the State Department coordinated with staff at the Clinton Global Initiative to help her thank the nonprofit's donors for their "commitments."  The information, obtained by Judicial Watch through a Freedom of Information Act request, includes emails from 2009 that were exchanged between prominent staff members at both organizations.

Clinton Email Scandal: Here's One Thing Hillary Was Trying To Hide.  Judicial Watch released 276 documents Tuesday [3/22/2016] that had been obtained through one of its Freedom of Information Act lawsuits.  Among the material are emails that show the State Department under Clinton was coordinating with the Clinton Foundation staff and how foreign governments sought favor through the intertwined State Department-Clinton Foundation link.  As we've said before, it looks as if Clinton used her job at the State Department to funnel cash into her family's nonprofit organization.

New Clinton Documents Raise Questions on Benghazi, Clinton Foundation.  Judicial Watch today [3/22/2016] released 276 pages of internal State Department documents revealing that within two days of the deadly terrorist attack on Benghazi, Mohamed Yusuf al-Magariaf, the president of Libya's National Congress, asked to participate in a Clinton Global Initiative function and "meet President Clinton."  The meeting between the Libyan president and Bill Clinton had not previously been disclosed.  The documents also show Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's staff coordinated with the Clinton Foundation's staff to have her thank Clinton Global Initiative project sponsors for their "commitments" during a Foundation speech on September 25, 2009.

The Clintons and the sordid UBS affair.  The story, as originally recounted by James V. Grimaldi and Rebecca Ballhaus of The Wall Street Journal, was, of itself, deeply troubling.  In March 2009, after meeting with Swiss Foreign Minister Micheline Calmy-Rey, then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton intervened with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) on behalf of Switzerland's most powerful banking institution, UBS.  The IRS, which at that time was seeking the identity of wealthy Americans who had stashed some $20 billion in 52,000 tax evading UBS accounts, then agreed that the Swiss bank need only turn over information on 4,450 accounts.  Afterwards, UBS increased its previous $60,000 in donations to the Clinton Foundation ten-fold.  By the end of 2014, UBS donations to the Clinton Foundation totaled $600,000.

Hillary and the Espionage Act of 1917.  Attorneys fresh out of law school are familiar with the legal issue known as "spoliation of evidence."  When parties fail to produce relevant evidence within their span of control, evidence which they are otherwise naturally expected to possess, the U.S. legal system allows and even mandates that unfavorable presumptions be drawn against them.  So when some item of relevant evidence — whether documents, physical objects or data relevant to an ongoing legal matter — is destroyed, discarded or modified in some way, the U.S. legal system allows us to presume that the missing evidence was unfavorable to that party and allows us to draw conclusions accordingly.

Exclusive: Foreign Clinton Donor Made Donations To US Campaigns.  Hansjorg Wyss, a billionaire Swiss citizen and multi-million dollar Clinton Foundation donor, gave 30 contributions to American political campaigns over a nine-year period, according to an investigation by The Daily Caller News Foundation.  Federal law has imposed a strict, across-the-board ban since 1966 on foreign nationals giving to U.S. political campaigns.  The ban was later included in the 1974 Federal Election Campaign Act.  The only exception is for foreign nationals who possess a green card.  The ban applies to all levels of political campaigns.

Hillary Clinton Backed Off Crackdown on Chemical Dangerous to Pregnant Women After Dow Chemical Joined Clinton Global Initiative.  Hillary Clinton said that a dangerous chemical could harm pregnant women and infants and needed to be regulated, but she appears to have backed away from the issue after the nation's largest corporate producer of the chemical started partnering with and eventually giving money to the Clinton Global Initiative and an advisory firm linked to former President Bill Clinton.

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Partner is not a verb.

Ben Carson Says Hillary Clinton's Dow Chemical Scandal Is 'Washington Run Amok'.  Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson is blasting Hillary Clinton after Breitbart News reported that she backed off from an effort to save pregnant women and children from a dangerous chemical once the Dow Chemical company joined the Clinton Global Initiative.

Gov't Memo Said Clinton Would Steer State Department Resources to Donor's Haiti Project.  An official at the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, a federal agency under the guidance of the State Department, wrote a memo on Jan. 26, 2010 to her superiors recommending funding for a construction project in Haiti.  According to the proposal, Miami businessman Claudio Osorio and his company InnoVida would build homes on the island using low-cost proprietary panels.  Lynn Tabernacki, OPIC's renewable energy director, noted in the report that InnoVida had "U.S. persons of political influence that are able to assist in advancing the company's plans."  "For instance, former President Bill Clinton is personally in contact with the Company to organize its logistical and support needs," wrote Tabernacki.  "Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has made available State Department resources to assist with logistical arrangements."  Additionally, the Clinton Global Initiative had "indicated that it would be willing to contract to purchase 6,500 homes in Haiti from InnoVida within the next year."

The H-Factor in voter turnout.  Bill and Hillary Clinton have flouted the law since their earliest political days in Arkansas, after which their contempt for morality and the law continued to grow throughout their years of ascension to and through the White House.  To make it worse, their "no corner left uncut" policy toward the intersection of presidential politics and profit has made these two moral jaywalkers immensely wealthy.  Millions of Americans would quickly cite the Clintons as living proof that if not crime, then most certainly unethical behavior does indeed pay and pay handsomely.  Rubbing salt into our wounds, the Clintons deflect all charges of their corruption with countercharges of national conspiracies by their enemies to discredit them.

The Clinton family values.  The State Department inspector general issued a subpoena to the Clinton Foundation for all documents involving charity projects supported by the foundation that would have required approval by federal officials during Hillary Clinton's term as secretary of state, the Washington Post reported last week.  The whole notion of donors writing fat checks to the foundation while their own pet projects were pending — projects that would benefit from a wink and nod from, say, the secretary of state — raises the same kind of question about Clinton family ethics that surely cast a pall on Hillary Clinton's candidacy during the New Hampshire primary.  In addition, this time around the IG is also looking for records related to Clinton's most trusted aide, Huma Abedin, who for six months in 2012 worked for State, the Clinton Foundation, Clinton's personal office and a private consulting firm with Clinton family ties.  Right, what could possibly be wrong with that!

Clinton Foundation Board Member Is Ex-EPA Chief Who Used Fake Email Name.  Lisa Jackson, the former Environmental Protection Agency administrator who was caught using an email account under the pseudonym "Richard Windsor," sits on the board of the Clinton Foundation [...].  Jackson's — or "Windsor's" — position on the board has not been a secret, but it has received little media attention during the Clinton email scandal, which threatens to derail the Democrat's White House hopes.  Jackson's biography on the Clinton Foundation's website shows that she took her position there in 2013.

Three Strikes and You're Out, Hillary.  Under the three strikes law, your third felony puts you in prison for the rest of your life.  Hillary Clinton has yet to be officially charged with a felony.  However, with investigations by that charter member of the vast member of the vast right wing conspiracy, the FBI, already underway, the announcement by the State Department of an investigation into the activities of the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation during her tenure as secretary may be her third strike politically.

Clinton Foundation received subpoena from State Department investigators.  Investigators with the State Department issued a subpoena to the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation last fall seeking documents about the charity's projects that may have required approval from the federal government during Hillary Clinton's term as secretary of state, according to people familiar with the subpoena and written correspondence about it.  The subpoena also asked for records related to Huma Abedin, a longtime Clinton aide who for six months in 2012 was employed simultaneously by the State Department, the foundation, Clinton's personal office, and a private consulting firm with ties to the Clintons.

List of Hillary's paid speeches
It's Not Just Goldman Sachs: Here's The Full List of Paychecks Hillary Collected From Wall Street.  This illustration is only a small sample of the list.

$153 million in Bill and Hillary Clinton speaking fees, documented.  Hillary Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, combined to earn more than $153 million in paid speeches from 2001 until Hillary Clinton launched her presidential campaign last spring, a CNN analysis shows.  In total, the two gave 729 speeches from February 2001 until May, receiving an average payday of $210,795 for each address.  The two also reported at least $7.7 million for at least 39 speeches to big banks, including Goldman Sachs and UBS, with Hillary Clinton, the Democratic 2016 front-runner, collecting at least $1.8 million for at least eight speeches to big banks.

Hillary Clinton, Not Goldman Sachs, Set Six Figure Speaking Fees.  Oddly enough, while there are many members of DC's Establishment, few have the honor of having cashed checks from Wall Street bigwigs directly.  Hillary Clinton, who gave several six figure speeches to various investment banks — including one to Goldman Sachs for $675,000 — is one of them.  Hillary inists that Goldman Sachs wasn't so much paying for the pleasure of her company at her request, as they were offering her a sizable chunk of change as a "thank you" gift.

Parse carefully.  Influence peddling is not the same as buying votes.
Hillary Clinton Says She Has 'Never, Ever' Let a Donor Influence Her Vote.  Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton defended her voting record Sunday [2/7/2016] in an interview on ABC's "This Week with George Stephanopoulos," saying she has never been influenced to vote one way or another by a donor.  "I have never, ever been influenced in a view or a vote by anyone who has given me any kind of funding," she said.  The defense came in the wake of criticism over Clinton's alleged ties to Wall Street from her rival for the nomination, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.

Hillary's Protestation About Cash For Positions Rings Hollow.  At Thursday's [2/4/2016] Democratic debate, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders had at it over big-money campaign donations and how money buys influence in politics.  Of course, most of the pressure was directed at Clinton.  "But you will not find that I ever changed a view or a vote because of any donation that I ever received," she protested to Sanders.  That was a whopper.  And if you need proof, take a look at her record on the passage of the U.S.-Colombian free trade agreement of 2006.

Hillary Grows Annoyed Over Questions About Wall Street Speech Transcripts.  Hillary Clinton grew perturbed on Friday when asked in an interview if she will release transcripts from speeches she gave in private settings to Wall Street patrons.  Her campaign communications director Brian Fallon also dodged a question about the speeches, saying that the campaign will have to "see what transcripts exist."  "I said that I would look into that," a visibly annoyed Clinton told MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell on Friday [2/5/2016] when asked about releasing the transcripts, which was brought up in Thursday night's debate by MSNBC co-moderator Chuck Todd.  Clinton said during the prime time debate that she would "look into" releasing the transcripts.

Here's Why Hillary Clinton's Huge Goldman Sachs Speaker Fees Matter.  In a party that thinks "Wall Street" is a dirty word, Hillary Clinton is trying to square her anti-capitalist rhetoric with the millions that she made giving speeches to Wall Street firms.  Hypocrisy, thy name is Hillary.  At a CNN-sponsored "town hall" after Clinton brayed about the evils of Wall Street, income inequality and a rigged economy, host Anderson Cooper asked her about her speaking fees, specifically the $675,000 that she made giving three speeches to Goldman Sachs.  For context, those three speeches alone earned Clinton nearly four times what the average chief executive in the private sector makes in a year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Is Bill Clinton in the FBI crosshairs too?  Rather than simply focusing on Mrs. Clinton's actions as secretary of state, the FBI investigation may be proceeding along two tracks:  his and hers.  So far, two areas of focus have been mentioned.  One is the possible abuse of highly sensitive information by Mrs. Clinton through her use of a private, unsecured server.  The other involves possible violations of public corruption law:  whether she and Mr. Clinton used her position as secretary of state to further the interests of the Clinton Foundation.

Clinton blasts Wall Street, but still draws millions in contributions.  Even as Hillary Clinton has stepped up her rhetorical assault on Wall Street, her campaign and allied super PACs have continued to rake in millions from the financial sector, a sign of her deep and lasting relationships with banking and investment titans.  Through the end of December, donors at hedge funds, banks, insurance companies and other financial services firms had given at least $21.4 million to support Clinton's 2016 presidential run — more than 10 percent of the $157.8 million contributed to back her bid, according to an analysis of Federal Election Commission filings by The Washington Post.

Clinton on $675G Goldman Sachs speech fee: 'That's what they offered'.  Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton proved Wednesday [2/3/2016] to be unabashed about accepting millions of dollars in speaking fees from Wall Street firms amid an increasingly competitive race with self-proclaimed "democratic socialist" Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.  At a CNN town hall in Derry, N.H., moderator Anderson Cooper asked the former secretary of state, "Did you have to be paid $675,000?", a reference to her fees for three speeches to Goldman Sachs.  Clinton responded, "I don't know.  That's what they offered."

The Clinton Curse returns.  The FBI's investigation is finding so much additional evidence of wrongdoing by the Clintons and their Clintonistas that the copious evidence is actually impeding the bureau from recommending indictments.  No sooner does the bureau think it has wrapped up one set of indictments than it trips across another category of malfeasance.  For instance, it seems that the FBI has now found the Clintons to have co-mingled their foundation's interests with Hillary's State Department work, and then there is her campaign fundraising, Bill's exorbitant lecture fees, and — who knows — the needs of the Clinton Library.  If Hillary and Bill are lucky, the FBI investigations will be mired in new evidence for months to come.

Hilarious: CBS anchors chuckle when Hillary says she can't be bought.  Hillary Clinton is well on her way to being a joke — she just doesn't realize it yet.  The groundswell for Bernie Sanders shows that many on the left now recognize her corruption, something that her dubious victory in Iowa will only enhance.  Things are so bad for her that the anchors on CBS — CBS! — chuckled when she claimed during an interview that she couldn't be bought.

The case against Hillary Clinton.  [#2]  The whole Clinton operation is extremely shady.  Henwood's book documents many instances of suspect conduct by the Clinton Foundation, but perhaps the most spectacular example is the tangled story of how Bill Clinton reportedly helped a Canadian mining magnate named Frank Giustra buy uranium mining operations from the dictator of Kazakhstan, who then donated tens of millions to the Clinton Foundation.  Giustra sold out in 2007, but the same firm was later bought piecemeal by some Russians with government ties.  The sale needed approval from a U.S. government body on which Hillary Clinton sat as secretary of state, because it involved uranium assets in the U.S.  They got the approval, while the company chairman routed $2.35 million in donations to the Clinton Foundation, and a Russian investment bank with ties to the uranium company paid Bill $500,000 for a speech.  Even that summary isn't doing the story justice.

Hillary made millions off secret Wall Street speeches (from which the press was banned).  Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton laughed when asked if she would release any of her speech transcripts that she delivered to Goldman Sachs in the past during a town hall Friday in Manchester, New Hampshire, The Intercept reported.  Clinton gleaned over $2 million in less than seven months from speeches to Wall Street banking houses immediately following her departure from the Obama administration, The New York Times reported.  For example, GoldenTree Asset Management paid her $275,00 for remarks she made before their clients.

Hillary made millions off secret Wall Street speeches (from which the press was routinely banned).  Reporters were routinely prohibited from covering former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's speeches before some of the nation's most exclusive Wall Street financial investment firms, according to a Daily Caller News Foundation investigation.  The names of the Wall Street firms that barred reporters from covering her speeches reads like Who's Who of the country's largest and most prestigious wealth management companies.

Greed Is Clinton's Achilles' Heel.  When Bernie Sanders hits rival Hillary Clinton for taking humongous speaking fees from big banks — notably the $675,000 Goldman Sachs paid her for three speeches while she eyed the Oval Office — he struck Clinton's Achilles' heel.  Both the former secretary of state and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, have cashed in since they left the White House in 2000.  The New York Times reported last year that the Clintons earned $139 million from 2007 to 2014.  The Clintons' focus on accumulating wealth clouds their judgment.

Clinton's paid speech problem goes beyond Goldman Sachs.  Critics contend the dozens of special interest groups and corporations that paid [Hillary] Clinton hefty fees to appear at their events did so in an effort to buy access with the candidate before her White House bid, a suggestion Clinton denies.  But a Washington Examiner review of Clinton's financial disclosure forms reveals most of the groups that paid Clinton for speeches in 2013 and 2014 were also lobbying the government at the same time, raising questions about their motives for paying such generous sums directly to a former secretary of state and future presidential candidate.

Hillary's Last Hurrah.  [Scroll down]  The public corruption part of this case — which is harder to investigate and to prove — may be the part that actually kills Clinton's shot at the presidency.  The federal conflicts of interest law — Title 18 US Code Section 208 — has not been discussed much in Clinton's case because the FBI hasn't said anything about it, other than it has some of the 150 agents working the case assigned to that part of the case.  Under Section 208, any federal official who takes action — by decision, refusal, or whatever — on any matter coming before her in which she had a personal financial interest is guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment for up to five years.  If Clinton did anything for any foreign government, company, or individual that was in return for a donation to the Clinton Family Foundation or another big-dollar speech by Bill, that was a violation of Section 208.  Those actions may also have been a violation of the federal bribery statute, Title 18 US Code Section 201, another felony.

Five Questions for Hillary Clinton.  [#3] Why did your State Department approve the transfer of 20 percent of American uranium to the Russian government?  Did it have something to do with the fact that the Clinton Foundation hauled in $145 million from investors in the deal, and the fact that Bill received $500,000 from a Kremlin-baked bank for a speech in Moscow?

Former U.S. Attorneys Predict Criminal Charges in FBI's Probe of Clinton Server.  Two former U.S. attorneys said the FBI will likely reach a determination in the next few months in its investigation of Hillary Clinton's private email server, and based on publicly available evidence said the bureau could have a strong criminal case.  "I expect the FBI to conclude the investigation within 60 to 90 days and make a recommendation to the Justice Department, and I believe they will recommend a series of charges involving the classified information," said Joseph DiGenova, who was U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia during the Reagan administration.  The FBI has been investigating whether classified information was mishandled over Clinton's private email server since at least August.  The probe reportedly has expanded to include contracts awarded by the State Department in relation to Clinton Foundation donors.

Released emails reveal just how deeply Clinton and her advisers despise Israel.  There are many reasons to dislike Hillary Clinton.  For one, she's an unrepentant liar, fabricating everything from her Brian Williamesque brush with death in Bosnia to her parent's pedigree to her claim that she believed a video caused the deaths of four heroes in Benghazi.  She is also unethical, having accepted large sums of money to the Clinton Foundation from countries and entities working on behalf of foreign governments impacted by her decisions as secretary of state.  There is some circumstantial evidence suggesting that she may have been influenced by these rather large contributions.  In one well publicized case, Russia was able to acquire 20% of the United States' uranium reserves in an energy deal that required State Department approval.  A paper trail from that transaction reveals that the Clintons' and their foundation benefited from substantial donations issued by entities with vested interests in ensuring the Russian acquisition of America's strategic assets.  Clinton was required to publicly disclose these contributions but never did.

Hillary Clinton's Coming Legal Crisis.  The latest release of Hillary Clinton emails entails real risks for her, churning just beneath the surface of her successful primary campaign.  True, Democratic voters have shown little interest, and the mainstream media only a bit more.  Their focus, when they do look, is on the number of documents now considered classified, their foreign-policy revelations, and the political damage they might cause.  These are vital issues, but Clinton faces a far bigger problem.  She and her closest aides could be indicted criminally.

Nine times Clinton Foundation donors got special access at State.  Hillary Clinton has forcefully denied reports that the FBI is expanding its investigation of her private email network to include allegations of "public corruption" involving the Clinton Foundation.  But thousands of emails made public by the State Department between May of last year and Friday [1/8/2016] indicate donors to the Clinton Foundation were often given personal meetings, generous contracts or special consideration that was seemingly not afforded to the same number of private groups that had not written checks to the charity.

Hillary Capone.  The real soul of the Clintons, if you will, is good old fashioned greed.  It is a love of money and what money brings that drives them.  Politics has always been a means, not an end.  In this regard they are not much different from most gangsters.  Al Capone enjoyed crime, but crime was not his motivation.  He liked living large and crime was the means to that end.  [I]f Capone happened to be good at making widgets, he would have done that.  If the news reports are accurate, it appears the FBI is figuring out that they have an old fashioned heist on their hands.  The smart money says they run into a stone wall, but even Al Capone was eventually brought low on the sort of technical violations of the law we are seeing here.  This is not the 1920's where you can hide the books from the Feds.

Hillary Promises To 'Go After' Cayman Island Tax 'Schemes,' Though She And Bill Have Made A Ton From Them.  Hillary Clinton criticized the use of offshore tax havens on Monday [1/11/2016], even though she and husband Bill have been paid millions of dollars in investment income, consulting fees and speech honoraria from companies doing business in the Cayman Islands.

FBI expands Hillary e-mail probe to investigate corruption.  The FBI's probe into Hillary Clinton's secret e-mail server has expanded, Fox News' Catherine Herridge and Pamela Browne exclusively report, into a new and more personal direction.  While continuing to press on the question of whether Hillary violated the Espionage Act on more than 1300 occasions, they also now have reason to look into whether the former Secretary of State used her office to enrich the family through the Clinton Foundation.

FBI's Clinton probe expands to public corruption track.  The FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of private email as secretary of state has expanded to look at whether the possible "intersection" of Clinton Foundation work and State Department business may have violated public corruption laws, three intelligence sources not authorized to speak on the record told Fox News.  This new investigative track is in addition to the focus on classified material found on Clinton's personal server.

Report: FBI Email Probe Now Investigating Potential Clinton Foundation Corruption.  According to reporting from Fox News, the FBI probe of Hillary Clinton's email use has expanded and is now investigating whether the "intersection" of Clinton Foundation donations and State Department decisions during Clinton's tenure as Secretary of State violated corruption laws.  Three sources from the intelligence community confirmed the probe's expansion to Fox's Catherine Herridge.  "The agents are investigating the possible intersection of Clinton Foundation donations, the dispensation of State Department contracts and whether regular processes were followed," one source told Fox.

'150 agents' working Clinton Foundation probe: Ex-U.S. atty.  A former U.S. attorney said the FBI's reported investigation of "public corruption" at the Clinton Foundation has actually been going on for months, although it made headlines for the first time Monday [1/11/2016].  Joseph DiGenova, who was appointed by President Ronald Reagan, said the FBI's foundation probe "has reached such a proportion of inquiry that it's starting to sneak out," but that it was sparked months ago by information pulled from Hillary Clinton's private server and from the tax filings of corporations that have donated to the charity.  "There are now, I am told, 150 agents working on this case," DiGenova told the Washington Examiner Monday, noting that was "a very unusually high number" of investigators to be working on one case.

The Clinton Standard: Third World Corruption.  It is most likely liberal philosophy that is causing our political leaders — excepting Donald Trump — to refuse to defend the country against literal Islam.  The refusal of our government to see the plain truth of the matter — that we are under attack — beggars understanding.  But this flight from reality and from past American practice raises another possibility:  are our leaders, or an important number of them, being bought off by our enemies?  In the past, this would have been an absurd question, a calumny.  But not today given practice in office that is — apparently — accepted as the new normal by the political elite.  Look at one example:  Hillary Clinton's tenure as Secretary of State.

Clinton donors use Maine Democrats to skirt campaign cash limits.  A Cuban-born sugar tycoon.  A California-based registered foreign agent for the government of Sri Lanka.  A Chicago billionaire.  All of them are recent large donors to the Maine Democratic Party via a complex fundraising scheme called the Hillary Victory Fund.  The fund exploits recent court decisions and weakened campaign finance laws to maximize political contributions and funnel them to the Democratic National Committee.

Unusual Clinton Payments to DNC Create Conflict of Interest.  Hillary Clinton and the Democratic National Committee have an unusual and apparently unprecedented agreement in which an entity she controls has paid nearly $20 million to the political panel, even as its leadership plays a supposedly impartial role in fostering competition between the former secretary of state and her rivals for the party's 2016 presidential nomination.  Clinton created a "joint fundraising committee" Sept. 10 that funneled big-money donations in excess of the per-campaign limit to the DNC.  In the next 20 days, she raised and gave $600,000 to the DNC, and the figure ballooned to $18 million in the fourth quarter, according to newly released figures — a third of her total haul.  Normally the party would only team up with a candidate that way if the candidate was the nominee.

Time to investigate the Clintons for violations of the Foreign Agents Registration Act.  Now that Hillary Clinton has openly declared that Bill Clinton will be part of her campaign, it is time for the FBI to investigate the Clinton Foundation, of which Bill is the founder, for possible violations of the Foreign Agents Registration Act (22 USC 611 et seq).  Since 2008, according to numerous reliable reports, the Clinton Foundation has received hundreds of millions of dollars in contributions from as many as 19 foreign countries and many significant foreign corporations.  These include Algeria, Australia, Brunei, Canada, the Dominican Republic, Kuwait, Morocco, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Qatar, Russia, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Sweden, Taiwan, and the UAE.  During the same period, former President Bill Clinton has personally received millions in speaking fees from a number of these same nations and corporations.  Common sense and an examination of the record indicate that there was no altruistic explanation for these contributions and fees.

Hillary Clinton's $13M fail as Secretary of State.  It turns out that Bill Clinton raked in millions from entities with matters before Hillary Clinton's State Department.  Oh, and the Clinton Foundation collected millions more from the same bunch.  In total, The Wall Street Journal reports, two dozen companies and groups, plus the Abu Dhabi government, gave Bill more than $8 million for speeches, even as they were hoping for favorable treatment from Hillary's bureaucracy.  And 15 of them also gave at least $5 million total to the foundation.  At her confirmation hearing, questioners raised the issue of her hubby's global business.  Hillary vowed to take "extraordinary steps ... to avoid even the appearance of a conflict of interest."

Watchdog: Hillary Clinton in 'League of Her Own' with Ethics Violations.  A watchdog group that has asked the federal government to investigate a number of possible ethics violations involving Hillary Clinton has named the presidential candidate the worst ethics violator of 2015.  The Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust (FACT) released its list of worst ethics violators Tuesday [12/29/2015], placing Clinton in a "league of her own" due to ongoing ethics scandals involving the former secretary of state.  The watchdog cited a number of examples as evidence Clinton abused her government position and violated ethics rules, including a recent report that then-secretary of state Clinton gave preferential treatment to a business associate of her son-in-law in 2012.

Ethics office under fire for Clinton speeches.  Government ethics officials have yet to respond to a congressional request for documents about Hillary Clinton's paid speeches.  Rep. Jason Chaffetz pressed the Office of Government Ethics last week for an explanation of its decision to exempt Clinton from laws compelling public officials to disclose all forms of income.

Hillary Clinton Named 'Worst Ethics Violator of 2015'.  The Foundation for Accountability and Government Trust (FACT), a Washington-based think tank, released a year-end list of Worst Ethics Violators for this ill-begotten calendar year.  Clinton ran away with the contest.  Breitbart News extensively reported on the issues that led to Clinton's victory in the contest, from her special favor for her son-in-law's buddy at Goldman Sachs, to her potentially illegal coordination with the Ready For Hillary Super PAC.  FACT even filed a complaint with the U.S. Office of Government Ethics regarding Clinton's State Department favor for her son-in-law and his pal.

Will Hillary Return The Property She Got At The White House?  Hillary Clinton bristled during Saturday's Democratic debate when she was asked about her role as First Lady, which put her in charge of the Clinton administration's White House floral and dining arrangements.  But perhaps this Christmas season Clinton could actually return some of the items that she and her husband walked off with during their departure in 2001.  As the White House's keyboards were losing their "W" buttons, so too was the First Lady making off with an historic haul in the form of gifts and presents from friends.

Islamic Cleric May Be Laundering Taxpayer Money Into Clinton Campaign — Hillary Under Pressure To Return Donations.  A mysterious Turkish Islamic cleric — whose followers have donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to Hillary Clinton's family foundation and to her presidential campaign — is being accused of ordering the false imprisonment of three followers of a competing religious sect, according to documents filed in federal court earlier this week.

Hillary Was Scheduled To Meet Privately With Crony Lobbying Her For Africa Business.  Hillary Clinton's State Department schedule includes an entry for a meeting with former Ambassador Joseph Wilson in December 2009, just a month after the career diplomat emailed his longtime friend on behalf of a company he was working for which was seeking federal contracts.  Wilson's lobbying Clinton for the company, Symbion Power, has previously been reported.  But it was unclear until now whether the two ever met face-to-face to discuss the international engineering contractor, which was founded in 2005.

Controversial Muslim cleric giving Clinton millions.  The U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen is a longstanding ally of Hillary Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, and their cozy relationship has included dinners and speaking arrangements throughout the years.  He is suspected of controlling $25 billion in global assets and his followers have reportedly poured millions into the Clinton Foundation and Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign.  But now Gulen has been accused in a U.S. court of being the ringleader of an international terrorist network, and Turkey is calling on America to extradite Gulen.

Three Hillary Clinton Stories You Probably Missed Thanks to the Media's Obsession With Donald Trump.  [#2] [Marc] Mezvinsky passed along the request on behalf of his former employer, Goldman Sachs, which was representing the mining firm Neptune in its effort to lobby for Senate approval of the Law of the Seas Treaty.  Clinton forwarded the email to her aide Tom Nides, a former (and current) Morgan Stanley executive.  The Clinton campaign refused to respond to multiple requests for comment from the Associated Press.  A watchdog group has asked the U.S. Office of Government Ethics to investigate.

More about the Law of the Seas treaty.

Solyndra investor who made out like a bandit to host Hillary fundraiser.  On Friday [12/11/2015], Hillary Clinton attended a fundraiser hosted by George Kaiser, a noted businessman and philanthropist who was a major bundler for President Obama in 2008.  He is also the founder of Argonaut Private Equity, a hedge fund that poured $270 million into the now bankrupt solar company Solyndra.  In 2009, Solyndra received more than half a billion dollars in taxpayer guaranteed loans.  When the company went belly up in 2011, Kaiser and other investors were given a soft landing when they were guaranteed certain tax breaks that would kick in if Solyndra went bankrupt.  Kaiser is a curious choice to hold a fundraiser for Clinton, given her recent proposals to reign in the kind of crony capitalism exposed in the Solyndra mess, and other renewable energy company deals.

Watchdog group calls for probe of Clinton relationship with firm tied to son-in-law.  A conservative watchdog group called Monday for a federal investigation into Hillary Clinton's actions toward a deep-sea mining company tied to her son-in-law.  As first reported by Time magazine, the Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust (FACT) filed a complaint with the U.S. Office of Government Ethics alleging that Clinton gave Neptune Minerals "special access to the State Department based upon the company's relationships with Secretary Clinton's family members and donors to the Clinton Foundation."

Hillary Clinton intervened for mining firm while secretary of state after son-in-law's request.  As secretary of state, Hillary Clinton intervened in a request forwarded by her son-in-law on behalf of a deep-sea mining firm to meet with her or other State Department officials after one of the firm's investors asked Chelsea Clinton's husband for help setting up such contacts, according to the most recently released Clinton emails.

Hillary Clinton's billionaire fundraiser host got sweet deal in Solyndra collapse.  Hillary Clinton's claim that she is not beholden to her wealthy donors will come under renewed scrutiny Friday [12/11/2015] when the Democratic front-runner raises fresh cash for her presidential bid at the home of George Kaiser, a billionaire whose firm was the biggest investor in the troubled Solyndra stimulus project — and who managed to walk away with a lucrative profit at the expense of taxpayers.  Mrs. Clinton will make a stop at the Tulsa, Oklahoma, home of Mr. Kaiser on Friday afternoon, just days after the former secretary of state rolled out policy proposals aimed at stopping powerful corporations from taking advantage of American taxpayers.

Pantsuit Gangster: Clinton Met with Son of Mob Boss Seeking Favors for Votes.  Good thing she's got Trump busy running interference for her or this might get some coverage.

How former Secretary of State met with Mafia heir at his pizzeria where he asked for father's release from prison .  Hillary Clinton met with a Mafia heir who asked for his drug kingpin father to be released early from prison in exchange for votes, it has been revealed.  The former First Lady met Giovanni Gambino, the son of Francesco 'Ciccio' Gambino and the cousin of Carlo Gambino — the boss of the notorious crime family and one-time head of the American Mafia — while she was campaigning in the the presidential primary in 2007.

Here Are The Most Glaring Examples Of Favoritism Revealed In Hillary's Emails So Far.  Perhaps the clearest examples of favoritism revealed in Hillary Clinton's State Department emails are those she received from her longtime friend, Sidney Blumenthal.  The records show that the journalist-turned-political hatchetman frequently emailed Clinton political gossip, intelligence reports, and news clippings he believed she'd find interesting.  He also often emailed her advice on how to handle geopolitical issues.  And in many cases, Clinton appeared to go along with his suggestions — decisions from which Blumenthal stood to gain due to his undisclosed consulting gigs with interested parties.

Muslim Cleric with Clinton Ties Taken to Court for False Imprisonment.  An Islamic Turkish religious leader whose followers have donated up to $1 million dollars to the Clinton Foundation is being taken to court on charges that he is using U.S. taxpayer dollars to fund a reclusive cult that is indoctrinating U.S. children and silencing critics by force, according to a copy of the legal complaint filed Wednesday [10/9/2015] in a U.S. District Court.  Fethullah Gülen, a Muslim cleric whose movement has been described by critics as cult-like, stands accused of using hundreds of millions in taxpayer funds to establish more than 120 charter schools in the United States that are used to proselytize and indoctrinate American youths.  Gülen and his followers have long been accused of using these schools to brainwash children and hold hostage scores of Turkish immigrants who come to the United States on visas to teach at these institutions.

Email: Hillary Sought To Help Millionaire Son-In-Law's Friend With State Department Business Meeting.  As secretary of state, Hillary Clinton sought to help a friend of her wealthy hedge fund son-in-law who was seeking a meeting with the State Department and Clinton herself to discuss a deep sea mining company he had invested in, State Department records show.  In a May 25, 2012 email, an investor named Harry Siklas emailed Clinton's rich son-in-law, Marc Mezvinsky, to see about setting up a meeting with someone at the State Department to discuss Neptune Minerals, a sea floor massive sulfide mining company founded in 2011.

Judicial Watch Sues Treasury for Records on Hillary Clinton-Russian Uranium Scandal.  Judicial Watch announced today that it filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia seeking communications between the U.S. Department of the Treasury and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of the Treasury (No. 1:15-cv-01776)).  The goal of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit is to gain access to documents involving a uranium deal approved by then-Secretary of State Clinton that is tied to major Clinton Foundation donor Frank Giustra and Russian-state issues.  The lawsuit was filed after the Treasury Department ignored a FOIA request sent on May 29, 2015.

What a small world!
PR Guru Working For Clinton Server IT Firm Donated To Hillary's Campaign.  The relationship between Hillary Clinton and the IT company that managed her personal email server is a lot cozier than previously reported, The Daily Caller has found.  Andy Boian, the CEO of dovetail solutions, which is handling PR for the Denver-based IT company, Platte River Networks (PRN), contributed $2,700 to Clinton's campaign on July 8, 2015, Federal Election Commission records show.

Government Favors For Sale: Ask For Hillary Clinton.  Hillary Clinton has no achievements to speak of from her tenure as secretary of state.  But while there, she did set things up nicely for eight years of selling favors from the White House.

The Clintons' Colombian connection: a secret investment fund.  Even as Hillary Clinton is upping her anti-Wall Street rhetoric, here comes word that the Clinton Foundation is running a private-equity company down in Colombia.  The private-equity field is where Mitt Romney earned his fortune — and hundreds of millions of dollars' worth of negative ads from the Obama campaign back in 2008.

Questions Swirl Around Clinton Foundation 'Fund' In Colombia.  The obvious question is why didn't the foundation register Fondo Acceso, the Colombia-based fund?  It's hard to tell.  Was something shifty going on?  Or was it legitimate but just set up incompetently?  Whatever, according to the Washington Free Beacon's reporting, the $20 million investment firm is "registered in Colombia as a 'simplified stock corporation,' which (Colombian) legal experts said precludes it from doing business as a private-equity fund."  The private-equity fund was formed in 2010 by former President Clinton, Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim (who owns 17% of the New York Times) and Canadian mining titan Frank Giustra.  The precise impetus behind it all is hard to tell.

Clinton Foundation's Colombian 'Private Equity Fund' Was Unregistered.  The Clinton Foundation's Colombia-based investment company was not registered as a private equity fund in the country, which may have allowed it to avoid certain industry regulations and oversight from the Colombian government.  Although Fondo Acceso described itself as a "Private Equity Fund" in company promotional materials and business presentations, it is not listed in a database maintained by the Colombian government of current or previously registered private equity funds.  Colombian legal experts consulted by the [Washington] Free Beacon said that Fondo Acceso did not appear to have violated any laws by calling itself a private equity fund, as long as it was not doing so while trying to raise capital.

Hillary Clinton's top political donor is Univision chairman, investigation shows.  The chairman of Univision, the largest Spanish language TV network in the United States, is reportedly the single biggest donor to presidential Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton and her husband former President Bill Clinton.  According to an investigation on Clinton donations by the Washington Post, Haim Saban and his wife Cheryl, a women's advocate and author, donated $2.4 million to Clinton political campaigns since 1992 — 39 contributions over the past two decades.  Separately, the couple also donated at least $10 million to the Clinton Foundation, the investigation shows.

Law Firm That Caused Serious Security Breach at Gitmo Holds Hillary Fundraiser.  A law firm that caused a "serious breach of security" at the Guantanamo Bay prison camp by sending anti-American literature to detainees is scheduled on Tuesday to hold a fundraiser for Hillary Clinton, according to information obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.  The firm, Paul, Weiss, has long been tied to the Clinton family, with its employees donating hundreds of thousands to its political campaigns and later cashing in on political appointments in the government.  The Nov. 19 fundraiser, which is being billed as a "conversation with Hillary," is currently being promoted on the Democratic presidential candidate's website and costs attendees $2,700 per ticket.

Clinton Foundation Running Private Equity Fund in Colombia.  The Clinton Foundation is operating a $20 million private equity firm in Colombia, raising concerns from government and consumer watchdog groups who say the practice is unusual and could pose a significant conflict of interest.  The Bogota-based company, Fondo Acceso, could also lead to uncomfortable questions for Hillary Clinton as she criticizes the private equity industry on the campaign trail.  Fondo Acceso was founded by Bill Clinton, Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim, and mining magnate Frank Giustra in 2010, financed with a $20 million joint contribution from the Clinton Foundation's Clinton-Giustra Sustainable Growth Initiative and the SLIM Foundation.

Major Hillary Donor Conducted Review Of Erroneous Clinton Foundation Tax Returns.  The international law firm that conducted the review of the Clinton Foundation's inaccurate tax returns is a major donor to Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign, records show.  DLA Piper has donated $171,200 to Clinton so far in the 2016 election cycle, making it the fifth largest corporate donor to the Democrat's campaign.  DLA Piper employees also gave $700,530 to Clinton's two Senate campaigns, records from the Center for Responsive Politics show.  That's in addition to $496,700 the firm's employees gave Clinton during her 2008 White House bid.

Clintons Amend Tax Returns: Millions In Foreign Contributions.  The Clinton Foundation will "amend" its tax returns for the last four years, to correct "errors in the report of donations from foreign governments," as reported by Fox News. [...] The same IRS that investigated the living daylights out of grassroots political organizations and kitchen-table pro-life groups is happy to let the Clinton Foundation "amend" its tax returns whenever they get around to it.  Tax-exempt applications were not denied, but delayed until after the 2012 election, while the IRS demanded little neighborhood political groups submit their prayer books for review, while the Clinton cash machine gets unlimited do-overs on its tax returns and we're expected to believe power was not abused for political purposes in any way.

Clinton Foundation Amends 4 Years Taxes, Admits Speech Fees Weren't Donations.  The Clinton Foundation filed its 2014 tax return, and amended its filings for 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013.  In a highly structured statement, Foundation President Donna Shalala explained that this was all voluntary.  Besides, she noted, it all came about because of an error in 2010 to 2013 filings.  The updated returns can be found at Clinton Foundation amendments.  Earlier this year, the Clinton Foundation said it needed to amend its taxes.  There just may have been millions of donations omitted, so Foundation operatives wanted to make it right.

Clinton Cash and the 9/11 Excuse.  When Peter Schweizer's book Clinton Cash came out earlier this year, most Democrats spent months dismissing its charges of cronyism and conflict of interest as partisan hackery.  But on Saturday night during their party's second presidential debate, they got a taste of exactly what the former First Family's critics have been talking about.  When asked about the millions she has raised from Wall Street firms over the years and what she has been giving in return for those donations, Clinton invoked the 9/11 attacks as the justification for her actions.  That was a bit much even for a complacent Democratic base that understands that nothing will stop Clinton from being their nominee.

Just a minor oversight, I'm sure.
Clinton Foundation tax forms reveal millions in unreported donations.  An examination of the charity's tax forms by reporters earlier this year prompted Clinton Foundation officials to undertake an "exhaustive review" of past returns, which uncovered "several additional errors," according to foundation president Donna Shalala.  In 2010, 2011 and 2012, for example, the Clinton Foundation did not list any government grants.  The amended tax form from 2010 included $8.8 million in government grants that was not previously listed.

Helping Hillary Clinton Figure Out Her 5 Greatest Accomplishments.  Of course, the real problem Hillary has isn't that she doesn't have achievements; it's just that they're not exploits that anyone would want to base a run at the Presidency on. [... For example,] She managed to turn a career in government service into immense wealth: Hillary and her husband managed to become filthy rich one percenters because of their government service.  Granted, they did cut a few corners in the process.  For example, while Bill was governor, Hillary got away with taking a nearly $100,000 bribe from Robert L. "Red" Bone via sleazy cattle futures deals.  While she was Secretary of State, money poured into the pockets of her husband and the Clinton Foundation from defense contractors and foreign governments that got fat contracts from the State Department.  Among the governments that funneled money into the Clinton bank account via speeches are Iran, North Korea, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, UAE, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Russia and China.

Clinton Foundation amends four years worth of tax returns.  The Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation announced late Monday that it had amended its tax returns for the last four years to more accurately account for revenue received from government sources.  In a statement, Clinton Foundation President Donna E. Shalala said the revised returns came as the result of a voluntary review of the global charity's past tax returns.  She said the changes were not required by law and did not indicate that the charity owed any money to the Internal Revenue Service.

Clinton Foundation raised $178 million in 2014.  The Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation last year raised $178 million — its biggest annual fundraising haul in five years — as it prepared for a possible future without its two biggest names.  The fundraising tally was revealed in tax filings publicly released Monday night.  They showed that the foundation finished 2014 with by far the largest cash reserves in its 17-year history — $354 million (against only $22 million in liabilities).

Wall Street Donations to Clinton Totaled Seven Figures Before 9/11.  Hillary Clinton claimed over the weekend that Wall Street firms have supported her financially because she was a U.S. senator on Sept. 11, 2001, but campaign finance records show seven-figure support from the industry before the attacks.  According to OpenSecrets.org, securities and financial industry companies and their employees donated nearly $1.15 million to Clinton's 2000 Senate campaign.  The Wall Street giant Citigroup topped the list of her corporate donors that cycle.

String of Felons Worked With Nonprofit Cofounded by Bill Clinton.  Numerous former board members and trustees of a charity group cofounded by Bill Clinton have been accused of or convicted of insider trading, campaign finance violations, and other illegal schemes.  The American India Foundation is one of several nonprofit groups in Bill Clinton's charitable orbit, although it has received less attention than the Clinton Foundation and its spin-offs.

Will Clinton Foundation accounting fraud implicate a major accounting firm?  Longtime Wall Street analyst and investor Charles Ortel is excited about Nov. 16.  That is the day when the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation must file its IRS Form 990 for tax year 2014.  In anticipation Ortel's website, packed with numerous lengthy reports detailing what he believes is extensive Clinton Foundation fraud, includes a countdown clock heralding November 16 as the Final Charity Fraud Confession Deadline.

Teneo, firm with Clinton ties, declines to answer Senate questions.  Teneo, a global consulting firm with ties to White House contender Hillary Clinton, has dismissed a U.S. Senate panel's suggestion that it had undue influence at the State Department when Clinton was the top U.S. diplomat, calling its work in Washington "insignificant" in a letter.

Clinton charity, under pressure, will amend tax return errors.  The Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation's flagship health project changed its mind again on Wednesday [11/4/2015] on the matter of its erroneous tax returns, saying it would refile them with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service after all.  The Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) said the decision to refile its 2012 and 2013 returns was in response to "recent media interest."  Its brief statement made no mention of Republican criticism earlier in the week, when CHAI said it had decided against refiling the returns, known as form 990s.  That, in turn, was a switch from the spring, when it said it would refile them after Reuters discovered it had misreported funding sources by millions of dollars.

Is the Clinton Foundation trying to distance itself from its health initiative?  It looks like the Clinton Foundation is trying to quietly distance itself from its global health project, which has faced days of scrutiny over its federal tax returns.  On the same day the Clinton Health Access Initiative announced it had reversed course and would refile its tax forms, the Clinton Foundation changed its website to describe the organization as "independent."

The same IRS whose leader is facing impeachment for systemic political favoritism.  Yeah, that'll work.
Republicans ask IRS to audit Clinton charity's finances.  The U.S. Republican Party filed a formal complaint against one of Hillary Clinton's family charities with the Internal Revenue Service on Tuesday [11/3/2015] and is calling for an audit after the charity said this week it would not refile erroneous tax returns.  The Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation's flagship health program conceded earlier this year it had misreported by millions of the dollars the money it was given by governments compared with non-government donors in its tax returns for 2012 and 2013.

Clinton Foundation Organization Will Not Refile Tax Returns Despite Mistakes.  The Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI), which was spun off from the foundation in 2010, did not solicit a State Department ethics review of multiple contributions from foreign governments as mandated by a conflict-of-interest pledge established before Hillary Clinton assumed the role of secretary of state in 2009.  A CHAI representative told Reuters in April that the organization was planning to refile its 2012 and 2013 tax returns.  However, Politico reported Monday [11/2/2015] that the same representative insists that the organization never promised to refile the forms and will not do so.

Top Clinton Lawyer Filed Voter Suppression Suit for Group Now Under Investigation for Voter Fraud.  A group that had been represented by the top lawyer for Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign earlier this year is now being investigated by Ohio authorities for fraudulent voter registrations, including the registration of deceased individuals.  Marc Elias, an attorney at Perkins Coie who has become the go-to fixer for Democrats and is now general counsel for Clinton's presidential campaign, became involved with the Ohio Organizing Collaborative this May when he filed a lawsuit on its behalf to challenge the state's voter identification laws.

Clinton Foundation Must Restate All Tax Filings by 11/16; Were AIDS Drugs Used to Launder Money?  It's not only the FBI — which is investigating her mishandling of classified files — that has Hillary Clinton worried.  The Clinton Foundation's financial skulduggery is also set to return to the spotlight.

Clinton Foundation time bomb may explode on November 16th.  The read of the day today is a long article by Ken Silverstein at Byline.com explaining the hole the Clinton Foundation is in over amending its IRS filings.  You see, the slush fund has a lot of 'splainin to do, [...]

Why Congress needs to keep probing the Clinton cash register.  Now that Hillary Clinton's much anticipated congressional testimony is in the rearview mirror, the House Select Committee on Benghazi can move toward completing its investigation and issuing a final report.  It's also an appropriate time to urge standing congressional committees on both sides of the Capitol to press new investigations into a crony capitalism network the Clintons built inside the State Department.  They ran a political cash register that blurred the lines between official government business and private enrichment and left behind many unanswered ethical questions.

How Do You Spell Apparent Fraud?  The Clinton Foundation, Shady Accounting And AIDS.  The Clinton Foundation has until November 16 to amend more than ten years' worth of state, federal and foreign filings, but it's going to be virtually impossible to do so without acknowledging that it has engaged in massive accounting fraud since its inception.

Clinton Library Funded By Offshore Tax Haven.  Just ten years ago, when she and Bill were building the Clinton Presidential Library, they received a critical short-term loan from a supporter's "offshore tax haven."  Like most everything else with the Clinton family, the rules and policies they promote are for other people.  Or, it's possible that the Clintons focus their policies on particular abuses and unethical actions because, having benefited from them, they have a unique perspective on how these actions work.

Bill Clinton scored paid speeches while Hillary made official State Dept. visits.  Back when they occupied the White House, Bill and Hillary Clinton boasted that Americans "got two for the price of one."  The folks in Ireland have a good sense now what that actually costs.  As Irish businesses were arranging for Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to make one of her last official visits to Ireland in December 2012, her husband, Bill, suddenly landed a half-million speaking gig for his foundation on the Emerald Island, according to newly released emails from the conservative group Citizens United that show the business of State and the business of Bill were often intertwined.

Clinton Foundation Donor Successfully Lobbied Hillary State Dept. for Massive Hotel Project in Haiti.  Writing at the consistently excellent Washington Free Beacon, Alana Goodman reveals Chapter 918 of the Clinton Global Graft Almanac.  In this case, a conspicuous contributor to the Clinton Foundation successfully bribed lobbied the Secretary of State — Hillary Clinton — and the Clinton Global Graft Initiative itself for a hotel project in Haiti that successfully opened last March.

Emails: Clinton Foundation donor lobbied State Department for Haiti hotels.  A donor to the Clinton Foundation reached out to Hillary Clinton's office to promote a Haiti hotel project that later received support from the U.S. government and Bill Clinton, according to emails released by the Department of State.  Richard L. Friedman, a Boston hotel developer emailed Cheryl Mills, Clinton's chief of staff, to tout the project on May 17, 2011.

Meanwhile, the Hillary Clinton Scandal Just Got Even Worse.  While everyone has been focusing on House Republicans and their inability to elect a speaker, the Hillary Clinton email scandal has been growing more troubling by the day.  A letter released by the House Benghazi Committee last week revealed that Clinton acted to promote the business interests of her "old friend" Sidney Blumenthal, the longtime Clinton loyalist who sent her numerous "unsolicited" memos while running a rogue intelligence operation and earning a hefty paycheck from the Clinton Foundation.

Benghazi Committee: New Emails Show Clinton Promoted Blumenthal Interests in Libya.  The House Select Committee on Benghazi will be making public next week new documents that demonstrate Sidney Blumenthal was seeking business in Libya as he was advising then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on U.S. policy in the country.  According to a letter from Chairman Trey Gowdy to Elijah Cummings, the ranking Democrat on the committee, at least once Clinton sought to aid Blumenthal's business interests in Libya.

How Hillary Clinton kept her wealthy friends close while at State Department.  The note to Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton from liberal financier George Soros demanded "urgent attention from the highest levels of the U.S. government."  Clinton swiftly alerted a top aide to what she described as a "very forceful message which is good — and needed."  The e-mail exchange, in which Soros warned of growing unrest in Albania, illustrates how Clinton interacted with major donors to her family's causes during her tenure at the State Department, staying in touch with her political network before her 2016 run for the Democratic presidential nomination.  And they show how these donors, some of them with interests before the U.S. government, gained high-level access to press their policy concerns inside the Clinton-led State Department.

Clinton fundraiser was hosted by convicted drug dealer.  Hillary Clinton, the front-runner for the Democratic nomination for president, attended a fundraiser in New York hosted by John Zaccaro, convicted on felony drug charges after he sold cocaine to an undercover cop.  The 1988 conviction of the son of unsuccessful Democratic vice presidential candidate Gerraldine Ferraro was reported in numerous publications at the time.  But the arrest was unearthed Friday [9/25/2015] by the Republican National Committee.

The Clintons' Chinese Bagmen Are Baa-aack.  The defendant is a major Clinton fundraiser named Ng Lap Seng, aka "Mr. Wu."  He and Clinton pal Charlie Trie visited the White House several times in the 1990s, snapping photos with both Bill and Hillary.  Federal investigators are charging him with lying to agents about why he brought more than $4.5 million into the U.S. over the last two years, including a suitcase full of $400,000 in cash to New York.  Hillary's campaign office is claiming ignorance.  But isn't it funny how suddenly the Clintons' old Chinese bagmen are popping up again, lugging around bags full of cash, just as the Clintons make another run at the White House?

Hillary Lawyer Ejected From Court For Practicing Law Without a License.  The law-evading Hillary Clinton campaign-staffer who was recently snared by undercover video-journalist James O'Keefe was also kicked out a courtroom when she tried to practice law without a law license in 2014.  Christine Gupana, a law graduate and a Hillary For Nevada fellow, was caught urging apparent Clinton staffers and volunteers to register voters without first getting a needed license from a county clerk.  "Do whatever you can.  Whatever you can get away with, just do it, until you get kicked out, like, totally," Gupana said in O'Keefe's video.

Clinton Foundation on Charity Navigator's 'watch list'.  Objections from the Clinton Foundation have failed to assuage concerns of a charity watchdog group that says potential donors should think twice before giving money to the foundation, which has come under scrutiny for donations from foreign governments and tax reporting issues.  A spokeswoman for Charity Navigator confirmed Tuesday [9/22/2015] that the Clinton Foundation remains on the group's "watch list" after being placed on it earlier in the year.  In the section designating the foundation as a member of its "watch list," CN's website cited news reports of donations from foreign governments and the refiling of annual tax returns after reporting errors.

Bill Clinton's office checked with State Dept. on paid speech to group with Tehran ties.  An aide to Bill Clinton asked the State Department in 2012 about the former president potentially delivering a paid speech to an Iranian government-tied group that has pushed for an end to all U.S. sanctions against Tehran, according to an email exclusively obtained by Fox News.  The email request, in June 2012, came during a sensitive time for then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.  The Wall Street Journal reported last week that in July 2012, one of her top aides, Jake Sullivan, started meeting in secret with Iranian diplomats in talks that helped paved the way for the nuclear deal with Tehran.

Nevada Election Officials Investigating Hillary Campaign.  Top election officials in the state of Nevada are investigating the Hillary Clinton campaign official who was snared in the latest James O'Keefe video, Breitbart News has exclusively learned.  Nevada attorney Christina Gupana, who is managing voter-registration efforts for the Clinton campaign in the key state of Nevada, was the unwitting star of O'Keefe's undercover sting video this week. Gupana was caught on film apparently conspiring to violate election laws.  Now top state officials are investigating the matter.

Clinton Aide Huma Abedin Defrauded State Dept. — DOJ Refuses To Prosecute.  Federal investigators targeted top Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin last year after they learned that she was paid for time she didn't work during the former secretary of state's time in office — but Abedin blamed her husband, the disgraced former Democratic congressman Anthony Weiner.  Abedin, who was Clinton's deputy chief of staff for four years, explained a series of inappropriate overtime payments, excessive hours, and repeated leaves of absence as the products of Weiner's poor record-keeping.  She was even paid for eight hours work on the day she was in labor.

O'Keefe Strikes Again: Undercover Video Purports to Show Hillary Campaign Violating Election Law.  An undercover video published Thursday [9/10/2015] by James O'Keefe's Project Veritas purports to show Nevada-based Hillary Clinton campaign staffers and volunteers ignoring and knowingly violating Nevada's voter registration laws.  Moreover, the video appears to show that this conduct is being condoned and encouraged by a local attorney who works for the Clinton campaign.

Clinton goes full satire with call for more transparency in political donations.  [Scroll down]  There are plenty more targets for Hillary to go after as part of this new crusade.  There's a large consortium of defense contractors who arranged a deal to sell $29B in weapons and defense technology to Saudi Arabia.  That transaction looked pretty dodgy, but after all of them donated huge sums to a certain foundation, the head of that foundation (who also just happened to be the Secretary of State) got the deal approved.  Oh, and Saudi Arabia kicked in more than $10M to the foundation just for some icing on the cake.  The new and improved candidate Hillary Clinton should definitely look into that one!

Green Energy Execs Praised by Clinton Foundation Indicted for $54M Ponzi Scheme.  Executives of a Pennsylvania green energy company singled out for praise by Bill Clinton were arrested on fraud charges on Thursday [9/3/2015] in connection with an alleged Ponzi scheme.  The individuals are facing charges of wire fraud, securities fraud, and conspiracy over their roles in running a green energy company that authorities say was an elaborate $54 million Ponzi scheme, the Associated Press reported.

New emails show Hillary assisting for-profit college that paid Bill $16M.  New emails released from Hillary Clinton's email server reveal that while she was secretary of state, Clinton did a favor for a for-profit education company that later paid her husband more than $16 million.  In 2009, just a few months after Hillary took over at the Department of State, she was involved in planning a private dinner on education policy that featured herself, several State Department staff, and about a dozen individuals involved with higher education.  In one email, sent Aug. 2, 2009 and first noted by Inside Higher Ed, Clinton discusses the upcoming dinner and what guests should be invited.  She urges the department to invite a representative of the for-profit chain Laureate International Universities to the dinner.

Haiti Fraudster Had Line to Clinton at State Department.  A Clinton donor was granted a $10 million federal loan for a Haiti house-building scam around the day his lobbyist was in contact with Hillary Clinton about the project, emails released by the State Department show.  Lobbyist Jonathan Mantz, who served as Clinton's 2008 finance director, reached out to Clinton with details about his client Claudio Osorio's Haiti house-building efforts in January 2010.  The Overseas Private Investment Corporation, a federal agency that works closely with the State Department, was in the process of approving a $10 million loan for Osorio's company InnoVida around the same time.  InnoVida later defaulted on the loan and the houses were never built.  Osorio, who has contributed to both the Clinton Foundation and Hillary Clinton's 2008 campaign, is currently serving 12 years in federal prison on fraud charges related to the loan.

The Clintons Continue to Clinton.  What a mess.  Every week, seemingly every other day, there is a new shady revelation about Bill and Hillary Clinton that manages to top the last one.  For them there seems to be no bottom; for their supporters, there seems to be no self-respect. [...] The documents released this week exposing Bill's failed despotic money grab were discovered not by dogged journalists conducting extensive investigations of a top presidential contender but thanks to public records requests from Citizens United.  If we had an honest media, we'd see reporters trying to advance this story with some pointed questions.  Of course, if we had an honest media, it wouldn't have required a conservative non-profit to discover the Congo and North Korean outreach or the former president's willingness to cash those checks.

Emails show top Clinton aide discussed work for foundation, consulting firm while at State Dept..  The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee raised questions Thursday [8/27/2015] about how a top Hillary Clinton aide's fundraising for the Clinton Foundation and job at a corporate advisory firm intersected with her work at the State Department.  Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, questioned whether Huma Abedin's status as a Special Government Employee (SGE), which enabled her to hold four positions simultaneously, created conflicts of interest.  "How can the taxpayer know who exactly SGEs are working for at any given moment?" Grassley asked in a letter to Abedin and Secretary of State John Kerry.  "How can the ethics officer at the State Department know?"

5 Reasons Why Hillary Clinton Should Drop Out Of The Race.  [#5]  Both Hillary and Bill have long thought they are above the law.  Consequently, they've been dogged by scandals throughout their public life — they simply do what they want to do without thought of ethics, morals or legal limits.  The Clintons even have a lawyer — David Kendall — who seems to have had a full-time job for decades keeping investigators and investigations away from them.  This is a family that has set up a foundation that looks as if it were established to arrange favors for foreign interests and to use their money to fund Hillary's presidential run.

Union Official Charged With Illegal Clinton Donations Indicted for Mail Fraud.  Federal authorities indicted the former president of a Florida teachers' union on fraud charges on Thursday [8/20/2015], even as he faces additional charges in his home state over allegedly illegal campaign contributions to Hillary Clinton.  The Justice Department charged former Broward Teachers Union (BTU) president Patrick Santeramo with two counts of mail fraud for his alleged role in embezzling more than $35,000 in payments from a local school district.

If I Were Trey Gowdy....  [Scroll down]  Ever wonder why Hillary Clinton's long history of felonious malfeasance (an easy prosecution, I can assure you) hasn't led to criminal charges?  Easy answer:  Democrats and Republicans alike are protecting her, because public sector unions, corporate cronies, and other rentseekers carry far more influence than do the people.

The Annals of Corruption.  Hillary Clinton is a scandalous candidate for president of the United States.  Most people acknowledge this, at least judging by her plummeting poll numbers.  A raft of stories gives the distinct impression that she and her husband have been running an elaborate pay-to-play operation.  Donations to the Clinton Foundation may have produced favorable State Department policies dealing with Russia-owned U.S. uranium deposits, Haitian relief efforts, and foreign banking interests.  Her use of a personal email server while at the State Department, moreover, strongly suggests she has something to hide.

Obama, Clinton Foundation Donors Sold 'Green' Fuel to Military for $149 per Gallon.  The CEO and Board of Directors of Solazyme, a company the military paid $149 per gallon for "alternative" fuel, have donated more than $300,000 to Democratic candidates and committees, according to a Washington Free Beacon analysis.  Recipients of significant donations included the Obama Victory Fund and the Democratic National Committee.  Additionally, Solazyme donated between $100,000 and $250,000 to the Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton Foundation.

Clinton Foundation Quietly Revises Mexican Billionaire's Donation.  Hillary Clinton's family foundation quietly updated its list of donors last week, significantly reducing the amount that it says has been given by a Mexican telecom tycoon whose company was recently accused of deceptive U.S. advertising.  The little-noticed update to the website of the Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton Foundation added contributions made in the first half of this year.  But it also dramatically reduced listed contributions from billionaire Carlos Slim.  Prior to the update, Slim was listed as a $1 million to $5 million contributor.  The updated version of the site says he has donated between $250,000 and $500,000.

Hillary Blames the Clinton Global Graft Initiative and Email Scandal on... Judicial Watch.  In an interview with the Mexican government's official broadcasting system, which is aligned with the Beltway One-Percenters' policies of open borders and the breakdown of the civil society, Hillary asserted that she has done absolutely nothing wrong.

Group backing Clinton gets $1M from untraceable donors.  Hillary Rodham Clinton told a cheering crowd at her largest rally so far that "the endless flow of secret, unaccountable money" must be stopped.  Two weeks later, the main super PAC backing her bid for the Democratic presidential nomination accepted a $1 million contribution that cannot be traced.

Donald Trump Explains What Everyone Already Knows: The Clintons Can Be Bought.  Donald Trump had a semi-rough night during Thursday's [8/6/2015] GOP debate, but he did a decent job explaining something that should be self-evident by now:  The Clintons will do anything for money.  Trump, who has donated to Hillary's political campaign and given at least $100,000 to the Clinton Foundation, explained why he gives money to politicians:  "When I need something from them — two years later, three years later — I call them, [and] they are there for me," he said.  "With Hillary Clinton, I said be at my wedding, and she came to my wedding.  You know why?  She had no choice, because I gave."

Half of Clintons' Charitable Giving in 2014 Went to Their Own Foundation.  Half of Bill and Hillary Clinton's charitable giving last year went to the Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton Foundation, according to a review of the latest financial disclosures from their private foundation.  The Clintons earned more than $28 million in 2014 and claimed around $3 million in income as charitable tax deductions, according to tax returns released by Hillary Clinton's campaign last Friday [7/31/2015].  The campaign emphasized Clinton's charitable giving in a press statement, saying that it "represented 10.8 percent" of her income in 2014.  But roughly half of that money — $1.8 million — appears to have been channeled to the Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton Foundation.

Contentions Hillary Clinton's Privilege.  The appearance of malfeasance that burdens Clinton's political ambition as did Jacob Marley's chains has lost much of its shock value if only because new revelations about her alleged misconduct are a near daily occurrence.  In just the last week alone, a variety of disclosures regarding Clinton's past and present behavior have exploded onto the headlines.  Their impact has, however, been muted.

Planned Parenthood Got Millions After Lobbying Hillary State Dept..  Planned Parenthood lobbied the Department of State many times during Hillary Clinton's tenure there and received tens of millions of dollars from foreign policy agencies over the past few years, according to a new report.  As secretary of state, Clinton attacked the Mexico City Policy, which bans federal funding of abortion overseas.  Her husband revoked the policy during his administration and President Obama lifted the ban upon taking office in 2009.  The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), which is tied to the State Department, steered more than $100 million in funding to Planned Parenthood, its international affiliates, and the pro-abortion Population Council between 2010 and 2012, according to the Government Accountability Office — about 20 percent of the nearly $500 million pro-abortion organizations received from taxpayers during that time frame.

Another Clinton Scandal: Will This Stop Her?  [Scroll down]  A few months later, Hillary announced what was in essence a compromise between UBS and the IRS.  After this intervention, according to the reports, UBS donations to the Clinton Foundation reached roughly $600,000 by the end of 2014, up from less than $60,000 just six years earlier.  The bank also paid Bill $1.5 million.  All he had to do was join Bob McCann, a UBS executive, in a series of economic forums.  Suspicion of a quid pro quo is further validated by media reports that UBS loaned $32 million to entrepreneurship and inner-city programs that the Clinton Foundation was involved in.  The reports are careful to say none of this is evidence of misconduct.  But it's all so consistent with the way the Clintons do business.

Swiss bank's donations to Clinton Foundation increased after Hillary intervention in IRS dispute.  Donations to the Clinton Foundation by Swiss bank UBS increased tenfold after Hillary Clinton intervened to settle a dispute with the IRS early in her tenure as secretary of state, according to a published report.  According to the Wall Street Journal, total donations by UBS to the foundation grew from less than $60,000 at the end of 2008 to approximately $600,000 by the end of 2014.  The Journal reports that the bank also lent $32 million through entrepreneurship and inner-city loan programs it launched in association with the foundation, while paying former President Bill Clinton $1.5 million to participate in a series of corporate question-and-answer sessions with UBS Chief Executive Bob McCann.

Planned Parenthood Received Millions of Dollars After Lobbying Clinton's State Department.  Planned Parenthood lobbied the Department of State many times during Hillary Clinton's tenure there and received tens of millions of dollars from foreign policy agencies over the past few years, according to a new report.  As secretary of state, Clinton attacked the Mexico City Policy, which bans federal funding of abortion overseas. Her husband revoked the policy during his administration and President Obama lifted the ban upon taking office in 2009. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), which is tied to the State Department, steered more than $100 million in funding to Planned Parenthood, its international affiliates, and the pro-abortion Population Council between 2010 and 2012, according to the Government Accountability Office — about 20 percent of the nearly $500 million pro-abortion organizations received from taxpayers during that time frame.

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What Did Hillary Clinton Talk About During Those Speeches? Cookies, Cars, Camp.  Hillary and Bill Clinton disclosed recently that they earned more than $25 million making speeches to business, trade and special interest groups over the past year or so; millions more went to the family's foundation.  What they actually told those groups is little known.  In most cases, only sponsors, registered guests or paid ticket holders were admitted.  Venues were monitored by the Secret Service and attendees warned to keep the content private.  "Our contract didn't allow us to record or transcribe... and no posting to our website," said Amanda Forster, spokeswoman for Premier Inc., a health-care consultancy that paid Mrs. Clinton $225,500 for a speech in Miami last year.

Clinton depositions blocked by judge.  A federal judge Tuesday [7/21/2015] blocked a scheduled deposition of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, in a civil lawsuit that claims the Clinton Foundation operated as a criminal organization.  The conservative watchdog group Freedom Watch, which brought the lawsuit against the Clintons, had scheduled separate video-taped depositions for them next week.

'Abysmal' New Poll: 'Clinton Cash' Has Destroyed Hillary Clinton's Credibility.  A new Quinnipiac University poll released on Wednesday [7/22/2015] confirms that the bombshell revelations from the New York Times bestselling book Clinton Cash have blown a gaping hole in Hillary Clinton's credibility and trustworthiness — even before a single dollar in negative campaign ads has been spent.  Quinnipiac University Poll assistant director Tim Malloy said Hillary Clinton's numbers on honesty and trustworthiness "border on abysmal."

Hillary Clinton pocketed maximum campaign donation from CEO in $30M fraud case.  While promising to put more Wall Street wrongdoers in jail, Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton pocketed the maximum campaign donation of $2,700 form former Waste Management CEO Phillip B. Rooney, who was part of a $30.8 million settlement to a financial fraud case by the Securities and Exchange Commission.  Mr. Rooney was cited with an $8.7 million share of the monitory relief and barred for life from serving as an officer or director of a public company as part of the 2005 settlement that ended SEC court action on allegations of cooking the books at the world's largest trash hauler.

Majority of Clinton Bundlers Also High-Dollar Foundation Donors.  The majority of the members of Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton's National Finance Committee are also massive donors to the Clinton Foundation, according to a Washington Free Beacon analysis.  Of the 123 members of the National Finance Committee that were announced by the campaign on Wednesday, 72 are also listed donors to the Clinton Foundation.  Together, they have contributed between $56.7 million and $100.4 million to the foundation.  Most of the contributions to the Clinton Foundation came just as Clinton's official campaign was ramping up.  Fifty-four of the 72 National Finance Committee members that have given money to the foundation made their contributions as recently as 2014.

Clinton's Man in Morocco.  Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign failed to list a registered lobbyist for Morocco in its legally required disclosure of all bundled fundraising done by lobbyists, according to a Washington Free Beacon analysis.  Edward Gabriel, who was named U.S. Ambassador to Morocco by former President Bill Clinton in 1997, now runs the Gabriel Company, a Washington, D.C., lobbying firm that has had the government of Morocco as a client since 2002 and has been paid more than $3.7 million by the nation since that point.

Clintons Facilitated Donor's Haiti Project that Defrauded U.S. Out of Millions.  A federal agency rushed to approve funding for a Clinton donor's sham Haiti recovery project that ended up defrauding the U.S. government out of millions, according to court transcripts and internal government documents obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.  Miami businessman Claudio Osorio, who is currently serving 12 years in federal prison on fraud charges, leveraged his relationship with Bill and Hillary Clinton to help his company InnoVida obtain a $10 million loan from the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) for a Haiti housing project in 2010.  OPIC is an independent government agency that submits its annual budget requests through the State Department and works closely with the agency.

The Clintons, the Saudis, Dow Chemical, and a $4.9 Billion Ex-Im Loan.  Few in the odd coalition of Left and Right pushing for reauthorization of the 81-year-old Export-Import Bank have been louder than Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. [...] Clinton's defense of Ex-Im may be motivated by more than mere concern for American businesses.  Critics have argued that her family's byzantine network of political and business interests benefits tremendously from the bank's low-interest loans, and previous investigations have raised questions about the bank's independence from the Clintons' political pressure.  One Ex-Im deal in particular stands out in this regard, both for its sheer size and for its remarkable number of connections to Clinton friends, donors, organizations, and acolytes.

Clinton's Questionable Benevolence.  My favorite Clinton escapade has to do with Haiti.  The disastrous earthquake that left 230,000 dead and nearly leveled the entire country was ripe for Clinton mischief.  The statement that most captured my attention was the quote of what The Economist said, which is "The strange multi-dimensional role that Mr. Clinton as co-chair of the IHRC (Interim Haiti Recovery Commission), special UN envoy, former US president, spouse of the US secretary of state, and head of his own foundation which supports projects in the country, will continue to lead to confusion about for who he advocates and to whom he ultimately answers."  What could possibly go wrong there?  Every account asserts that Haiti is still in a disastrous state.  No one can purport that anything could possibly make Haiti a functional place.  It started as a poorly-run country so why would anyone expect that it would be a pristine place even after the huge international humanitarian effort?  Yet the details of Clinton cronyism and the disappointing results stagger even the most skeptical reader.

Medical Bill: Mystery donor picked up $150G tab for 2010 Clinton speech.  It was a big coup when a nonprofit medical trade group landed Bill Clinton as a speaker at its 2010 annual conference in Chicago — so big that some members wondered how the former president was being paid.  Not to worry, members of the Radiological Society of North America were told:  An anonymous donor footed his bill.  The $150,000 fee was a mere fraction of the $48 million Clinton took in from 215 speeches between 2009 and 2013, while his wife was secretary of state.

Senator Demands Lynch Look Into Clinton Ties to Shady Uranium Deal.  Senator Chuck Grassley has written a series of letters to Attorney General Loretta Lynch, Secretary of State John Kerry, and Treasury Secretary Jack Lew demanding answers about a shady uranium deal with a company tied to the Clintons.

Hillary Clinton, Get This, Edited the Emails She Turned Over to State.  Another story the media won't discuss.  I saw someone note that altering official federal records — which Hillary's emails are — is a felony. [...] The White House is putting out the word that they're "disgusted" by the email scandal, but this is par for the course for this White House, which tacitly approves of actions but puts out claims about how "angry" they are.  There's a way a president can show his anger about remorseless law-breaking:  Appointing a Special Prosecutor with the power to investigate and bring criminal charges, if warranted.

Hillary Gump.  The modern locus classicus of government overreach was the Watergate scandal.  Over forty years ago Hillary was there as a young legal intern purportedly advising the House Judiciary Committee during the congressional investigations.  She was also reportedly let go by her superiors for unethical conduct — quis custodiet ipsos custodes?  From Watergate to Travelgate to Filegate to Whitewater to the current quid pro quos of the Clinton Foundation to her recent destruction of private emails and her private server while serving as secretary of State, Hillary Clinton has been at or near lots of government scandals of the last half-century.  Twenty years ago Hillary Clinton was brazenly evading federal law by hiding her legal records from a court-ordered subpoena for documents — in the same fashion that in 2015 she destroyed all traces of her email correspondence on her private server, in violation of State Department protocol and most likely federal law.

Cruz: If Hillary Was Republican Media Would Have 'Special Prosecutor Watch'.  Sunday on Fox News Channel's "MediaBuzz," Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said if a Republican had done the ethically questionable things Hillary Clinton did with private email servers, Clinton Foundation foreign donations and former president Clinton's soaring speech fees the media would set up "every day on every Sunday show," a "special prosecutor watch."  Cruz said, "Mainstream media is not fair and impartial.  They are protecting Barack Obama and this presidency.  I think no one is more ready for Hillary than the mainstream media."  He continued, "If any Republican did what she's [Hillary Clinton] doing right now, she doesn't take any press interviews and the press is docile ... How many criminal investigations are ongoing into Hillary Clinton right now?"

Hillary Tries to Rebut Clinton Cash, Fails Miserably.  [Scroll down]  In fact, there are two stages to the Uranium One scandal, as Schweizer spells out in detail.  Stage one was when Bill Clinton helped to facilitate and legitimize the acquisition of vast uranium deposits in Kazakhstan by a previously-unknown company called UrAsia Energy, and the subsequent merger of UrAsia with Uranium One.  The individuals who benefited from those transactions poured more than $100 million into the Clinton Foundation prior to 2009.  These are the donations that Hillary refers to when she says that "the timing doesn't work" because she was not yet Secretary of State.  The second stage of the Uranium One scandal occurred later, when a Russian company controlled by the Russian State Nuclear Agency bought Uranium One, which by that time controlled around  one-half  20% of the uranium in the United States.

For-Profit Schools Target Vulnerable Vets, Give to Clinton Foundation.  Hillary Clinton took aim at the for-profit education industry last week saying it lies to military veterans to boost profits, but the industry's most predatory schools are Clinton Foundation donors.  Clinton during an event in Nevada last Thursday accused for-profit schools of exploiting the so-called 90-10 rule in order to "target service members, veterans, and their families with false promises and deceptive marketing"; the rule, established by the amended Higher Education Act of 1965, caps the percentage of total revenue for-profit schools can receive from Title IV federal financial aid.  The rule forbids for-profit schools from receiving 90 percent of their revenue from federal financial aid — but the amount of federal money they receive in the form of veterans' benefits is not restricted — making service members and veterans attractive prey for the revenue hungry industry.  The school relying on veterans' benefits most has been the for-profit University of Phoenix, which took in nearly $1 billion in G.I. Bill funds from 2009 to 2014 according to PBS.

Hillary Clinton's shameful charge to a children's charity.  Hillary Clinton says, "Success isn't measured by how much the wealthiest Americans have, but by how many children climb out of poverty."  So why did she charge an exorbitant speaking fee to a charity that helps poor kids?

Ex-charity exec who helped expose $500G Clinton Foundation donation faces legal threats.  A former charity executive who helped expose a questionable $500,000 donation to the Clinton Foundation is now being threatened by her old bosses with a lawsuit seeking tens of thousands of dollars, FoxNews.com has learned.  Sue Veres Royal, former executive director at the Happy Hearts Fund, was initially quoted in a May 29 New York Times article that said the charity lured Bill Clinton to a 2014 gala only after offering a $500,000 donation to The Clinton Foundation.  His office previously had turned down the charity's invitations, but this time he accepted; the accompanying donation amounted to almost a quarter of the gala's net proceeds.

The Hillary Paradox.  The Hillary Paradox consists of two perceptions that are irreconcilable.  The first is that Hillary Clinton is a person of uncommon decency, compassionate and deeply committed to justice.  The second is that many of her actions over many years are the work of a person who couldn't possibly be uncommonly decent.  How could someone with a wonderful reputation so often behave disreputably?

Hillary, Lord Acton, and Willie Sutton.  It was Lord Acton, 19th century English Catholic historian and statesman whose quarrel with Anglican Archbishop Mandell Creighton prompted Acton's famous axiom:  "Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely."  Willie Sutton, 20th century legendary American bank robber whose appetite for vacuuming bank vaults, cashiers' drawers, and jewelry cases, provoked lifelong unrepentant recidivism, when asked why he robbed banks, quipped:  "Because that's where the money is."  With gymnastics perhaps unmatched by any political duo in U.S. history, Hillary Clinton, along with nominal husband former president Bill, consort of convenience, have straddled Lord Acton's wrath and Willie Sutton's passion.

All The 'Clinton Cash' Questions Hillary Refuses to Answer.  For example, Hillary hasn't explained why her State Department approved the transfer of 20% of US uranium to the Russian government — even as her family foundation hauled in $145 million from investors in the deal, and Bill received $500,000 from a Kremlin-backed bank for a speech in Moscow.  Hillary has yet to explain why there was no conflict of interest in allowing top investors in the Keystone XL pipeline to pay her husband $1.8 million to deliver 10 speeches, even as she quietly shepherded an environmental impact study through her State Department that proved largely supportive of the pipeline.

The Times' and the Clintons' Converging Conflicts of Interest.  The latest revelations to turn up in this mutual backscratching world of the Democrat-Media Complex was reported by The Washington Free Beacon's Alana Goodman, who happens to be a former AIM intern.  "A little-known private foundation controlled by Bill and Hillary Clinton donated $100,000 to the New York Times' charitable fund in 2008, the same year the newspaper's editorial page endorsed Clinton in the Democratic presidential primary, according to tax documents reviewed" by the Free Beacon, Goodman reports.  Mrs. Clinton received the Times' endorsement in January 2008, over then-candidate Barack Obama. The Times has refused to tell Goodman when in 2008 the donation was made.  Was this donation it made before, or after, the endorsement?  Did one of them affect the other?

Hillary's favor machine.  New revelations have surfaced that Hillary was doling out favors far earlier than previously known.  It simply confirms what the public already knows about America's quintessential political family:  If there is a seam in legal lexicon as narrow as the word "is," the Clintons will find it and turn it into a broad boulevard of personal gain.

Study Marxism to Understand Hillary.  It's no secret that Bill and Hillary Clinton's family structure exists in name only.  Bill, the disgraced former president impeached by the House, betrayed Hillary and had sex with a White House intern.  He is a serial adulterer.  But the Clintons have stayed together for political reasons, so that Hillary can pursue her political career.  Together, along with daughter Chelsea, this arrangement has generated nearly $2 billion in donations to a family foundation that now finds itself embroiled in financial scandals over where the money went, and what it paid for.

Top 10 Questions Hillary Clinton Won't Answer.  [#1]  Why did Hillary Clinton approve the transfer of 20% of U.S. uranium to the Russian government, even as her family foundation hauled in $145 million from investors in the deal, and Bill received $500,000 from a Kremlin-backed bank for a speech in Moscow?

The Clinton Foundation Reeks of Crooks, Thieves, and Hoods.  Hillary Clinton "re-launched" her floundering campaign Saturday [6/13/2015] on Roosevelt Island, formerly and fittingly known as Welfare Island.  Clinton's desperate effort to associate herself with "everyday Americans" contrasts starkly with the crooked elites with whom she and Bill normally cavort.  In fact, the Clinton Foundation, Bill and Hillary's elaborate slush fund, includes numerous donors and even one-time board members with dodgy backgrounds, shady dealings, and even criminal convictions that should repel rather than lure a once and perhaps future president of the United States.

Clinton Crime Fund Taps "Mistress of Disaster" Jamie Gorelick as Defense Counsel.  Gorelick is known worldwide as "The Mistress of Disaster" for her involvement in not one, but two, trillion-dollar disasters.  Oh, and Politiho's Josh Gerstein notes that Gorelick's last federal litigation experience was also a catastrophe:  she represented Duke University in its infamous persecution of the school's lacrosse team for rapes that never occurred.  Duke was forced to settle with members of the team after Gorelick's stellar work.

Bill Clinton Isn't Corrupt Until Someone Proves He's Corrupt, Says Bill Clinton.  [Scroll down]  Today [6/11/2015], Bill gave an interview to Bloomberg, in which he responded to allegations that the Clinton Foundation was nothing more than a slush fund, useful for padding the pockets of State Department bigwigs, employing friends, and giving Chelsea Clinton employees to berate and harass (allegedly) so that she had something to do to pass the time.  Instead of giving the outright denial, Bill Clinton did what Clintons usually do in these situations:  ask if there's any concrete evidence.

Favors to foundation donors stretch back to Hillary Clinton's Senate days.  Hillary Rodham Clinton's efforts to provide favors to major donors to her husband's global charity or her own political career stretch back far earlier than her tenure as America's top diplomat, dating to the time she served as a U.S. senator and had the power to earmark federal funds and influence legislation, records show.  For instance, Mrs. Clinton introduced a bill when she was New York's junior senator that allowed a donor to the Clinton Foundation to use tax-exempt bonds to build a shopping center in Syracuse, New York, public records show.

Bill Clinton defends family foundation.  Former President Bill Clinton said Wednesday that if his wife is elected president he will stop giving paid speeches and, if she asks, step down from the foundation that bears his name and has fueled attacks against her during her nascent campaign.

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Since the words came from Bill Clinton, it is necessary to parse carefully.  He says he will stop giving paid speeches if his wife is elected president.  This allows him to keep giving paid speeches until the polls close on election day, or forever if he dumps Hillary and remarries by then.  And if Hillary asks, he will step down from the Clinton foundation.  But why would she ask?

Clinton Foundation donors have a bribery problem.  A pair of Clinton Foundation donors with financial ties to the former first family have both been at the center of major corruption cases, raising questions about why they chose to give millions to the Clintons' charity.  Nigerian businessman Gilbert Chagoury's connections to the Clintons have come under scrutiny following revelations that State Department policy may have benefited him personally while Hillary Clinton served as secretary of state.  Sen. David Vitter, R-La., has repeatedly pressed the State Department for documentation of Hillary Clinton's decision not to place Boko Haram on the terrorist watch list while serving as secretary of state.

Hillary's 'No Ceilings' Project Accepted $5 Million From Sexual Abuser.  Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's "No Ceilings" women's empowerment project at the Clinton Foundation accepted a $5 million commitment last December from a Swiss billionaire even as his lawyers were fighting in federal court to hide his darkest secret — a long record of sexually abusing women.

Unhappy with Hillary.  The only thing more fun to watch than Hillary Clinton's falling poll numbers is to see her fans in the news media turning against her as 2015-16 election cycle gets underway. [...] The sprawling Clinton Global Initiative "has sucked in so much cash from so many sources that, with some creativity, it can be tied to virtually any skullduggery," writes The Washington Post's political pugilist Dana Milbank.  "Alleged wrongdoing at FIFA? There's a Clinton tie.  International arms dealers?  The Kremlin?  Uranium production?  Human rights violators?  Known felons?  All can be connected to the Clintons," Mr. Milbank says.

If Your BS Detector Isn't Shrieking, It's Broken.  The corrupts-everything-it-touches bribe vacuum known as Hillary Clinton is still disgracing the national stage, 24 years after she first displayed her con-artist colors.  Hillary's most enduring accomplishment is the Clinton Foundation — a glorification of bribery, chicanery, flim-flam and cons so outrageously perfected that it serves up examples of every con known to humanity in one form or another.  And as she learned from hubby Bill — if the smarmy charm-con fails, quickly revert to veiled threats.  "You'll never work in this town again!"  Hillary would fit right into Melville's river boat teeming with con-artists.  The accent she uses on the marks — oops, I mean audience — changes as readily as the camouflage on a chameleon.  Upper Midwest, Noo Yawk, Fake-Southern — what you hear depends on the credulity of her marks.

DOJ Brings Charges Against Soccer Federation FIFA But Not the Clintons.  It was not much of a surprise to some to see the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) bring corruption charges against the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) this week.  After all, the granting of World Cup hosting rights to Russia (2018) and Qatar (2022), appeared highly suspect, along with several other apparent "pay to play" coincidences.  Considering the nature of the charges against FIFA, it seems only logical to wonder if, or when, such charges will be levied against Bill and Hillary Clinton, and the Clinton Foundation.

Clinton the inauthentic.  [Scroll down]  The vast array of contributors to the foundation (and those who paid the Clintons to give speeches) gives endless material to critics, and to the media:  the uranium mining company that funneled money to the foundation while it had business before the State Department; the State arms-sale approvals for foundation contributors; the scores of foundation donors who lobbied State; the Canadian affiliate of the foundation that didn't disclose its donors; the Keystone XL pipeline bankers who paid the Clintons to speak; the fees charged to a charity for tsunami victims; the use of an unreported pass-through company; Hillary Clinton's brother's ties to a Haitian gold mine; the money from countries with poor human-rights records; and contributions to the foundation from Qatar while Bill Clinton gave a boost to its controversial World Cup bid.  The Clintons' defenders will say none of this is illegal, and that may be so.  The problem is appearance.  Clinton can talk all she wants about income inequality and reducing the influence of money in politics, but her recent experience makes her seem insincere.

Clinton Donated $100K to New York Times Group the Same Year Paper Endorsed Her.  A little-known private foundation controlled by Bill and Hillary Clinton donated $100,000 to the New York Times' charitable fund in 2008, the same year the newspaper's editorial page endorsed Clinton in the Democratic presidential primary, according to tax documents reviewed by the Washington Free Beacon.  The Clinton Family Foundation, a separate entity from the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation, has been the family's vehicle for personal charitable giving since 2001.  It is funded directly by the Clintons and distributes more than $1 million a year to civic and educational causes.

Drip, Drip, Drip.  With the drip, drip, drip of the many conflicts of interest which enrich the Clinton family and bedevil Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign, one refrain remains constant among the liberal punditry:  "These stories are not hurting Hillary's support among Democrats."  Even if the claim were true — which appears increasingly dubious — what does persistently strong support for Mrs. Clinton in the face of endless stories of the Clinton Foundation accepting money from foreign countries that had important business before Hillary's State Department say about Democratic voters?

Clinton Slush Fund Took $10 Million From African Church Which Likens Gays to Devils.  [C]onsidering Grandma just recently embraced gay marriage this ought to get messy.  Nah, who are we kidding?

Elderly female mob boss tries race- and gender-baiting while studiously avoiding questions from press.  Hypothetically speaking, if I'd amassed $150 million through a massive racketeering and money-laundering operation, I'd be avoiding the press as well.  But I wouldn't be running for president.

Chafee: 'Too many ethical questions' surround Hillary.  Former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee's (D) presidential candidacy is less than 24 hours old, and he's already doing something no other Democratic challenger has:  directly bashing front-runner Hillary Clinton's ethics.  During a Thursday morning [6/4/2015] interview on CNN's "New Day," Chafee laid out a litany of ethics allegations that have followed Clinton throughout her career.  "It's a long record going back over decades of questionable ethical practices.  People groan when I bring up Whitewater and all these things, the Rose Law Firm records; it seems like it never stops," Chafee said, mentioning issues from Clinton's time as first lady.

IRS sends Congress unsigned form letter to brush off demands for Clinton Foundation investigation.  The IRS responded to a Republican request for an investigation into the Clinton Foundation's tax-exempt status with a one-page form letter that starts with "Dear Sir or Madam."  In May, more than 50 House Republicans asked the IRS to review the Clinton Foundation's tax-exempt status, after it became clear that the foundation had failed to report millions of dollars in grants from foreign governments.  That letter, led by Rep. Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee, said a review was "appropriate" given that this money was accepted and not reported while Hillary Clinton was serving as secretary of state.

Latest Clinton Cash Scandal Carries National Security Implications.  Ever since his days in Arkansas, Bill Clinton has had an unerring ability to sniff out corruption and get in bed with it. [...] Examples are easy to list:  Colombia, Kazakhstan, Nigeria, and Algeria are among them.  The Clinton interests also made out very well in Haiti.  Cash has also rolled in from FIFA, the world's most corrupt sports organization.  But the latest episode in the Clinton Cash scandals stems not from the third world or from a third world-dominated soccer federation.  Rather, it involves Sweden.

Whistleblower Tells Oversight Committee of Crimes Committed By Hillary and Huma Abedin.  Two whistleblowers met behind closed doors with the Oversight Committee staffers and the lead general counsel for the committee.  The revelations are nothing short of explosive.  One of the whistleblowers is already well known, Richard Higbie, but the second one, who is still unnamed has evidence of possible crimes by Huma Abedin, Hillary Clinton and a cover up of those crimes by former Acting Inspector General of the State Department, Harold Geisel, who had previously been accused of playing politics in his position as watchdog for the State Department.

House Committee Knows Of Hillary Email Server Whistleblower.  The Daily Caller learned of a three-hour May 1 meeting two State Department whistleblowers held with the general counsel and staffers for the Oversight Committee, which is led by Utah Republican Jason Chaffetz.  According to a copy of notes from that meeting, State Department whistleblower Richard Higbie and another whistleblower told of an inspector-turned-whistleblower with State's office of the inspector general who claims his investigation into Abedin's work with Teneo Holdings, a consulting firm, led to the discovery of Clinton's private email server.