Which party has a "culture of corruption?"

Of course there are bad apples in any organization.  But the Democratic Party for years has accused the Republican Party of fostering a "culture of corruption."  It has been a recurring campaign theme since the summer of 2005*.  But upon closer examination, it appears that the political left is where there is a problem with corruption.

Even more examples are available if you look for the word "corruption" on this page.

The word "suspicious" doesn't even begin to describe the stuff on this page.

Specific politicians have their own subsections on this page:

    Congressman Henry Cuellar,
    Governor Andrew Cuomo,
    Senator Raphael Warnock,
    Eric Swalwell,
    Lyndon B. Johnson,
    Mark Kelly,
    Cal Cunningham,
    Representative Ilhan Omar,
    Representative Rashida Tlaib,
    Representative Katie Hill,
    Mega-donor Ed Buck,
    Representative Ilhan Omar,
    Representative Elijah Cummings,
    Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez,
    The Late Senator Ted Kennedy,
    Senator Dianne Feinstein,
    Representative Corrine Brown,
    Senator Robert Menendez,
    Former Senator Harry Reid,
    Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin,
    Representative Emanuel Cleaver,
    Representative Sheila Jackson Lee,
    Former Senator Jon Corzine,
    Representative Laura Richardson,
    Representative Alcee Hastings,
    Representative David Wu,
    Andrew Gillum,
    Representative Jesse Jackson, Jr.,
    Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson,
    Representative Maxine Waters,
    Mr. and Mrs. John Conyers,
    Former DC Mayor Marion Barry,
    Senator Chris Dodd,
    Sandy Berger,
    Kwame Kilpatrick, former mayor of Detroit,
    The Late Congressman John Murtha,
    Former Congressman Barney Frank,
    Former Congressman Charles B. Rangel of New York,
    Former Governor Rod Blagojevich of Illinois,
    and his protégé, Senator Roland Burris of Illinois.

Related pages:

    Minor league corruption
    Imran Awan
    Joe Biden
    President Obama's Culture of Corruption
    Lists of Obama Scandals
    Ex-Congressman William J. Jefferson
    The Fast and Furious scandal
    Voting fraud

NEW:  This page has been shrunk by about 65 k-bytes now that I have moved all the "small potatoes" to a separate page.  The new page is about local-level Democrats who have been accused of small-scale (although not harmless) crimes and improprieties.  The material below is mostly about Senators, Representatives and Governors who have shown that the Democrat party is the one with the "culture of corruption."

Please remember that the American system of justice includes a presumption of innocence:  Anyone who is accused or suspected of a crime is presumed to be innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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Another Democratic Scheme To Establish Absolute Political Power.  Democrats don't support open borders for humanitarian reasons.  They want the lines erased because they see every illegal alien as a likely Democratic voter crucial to their political power grab.  But there's another reason:  They want to increase the populations of Democratic states to boost their representation in Congress and the Electoral College.  Apparently it's not enough for Democrats to have become authoritarians, they have to be corrupt, too.  Of course this is no surprise.  Only the corrupt become authoritarians.  Austrian economist Friedrich Hayek showed in chapter 10 of "The Road to Serfdom" why socialist systems never have decent people in charge.  "Bad men," Hayek explained in Why the Worst Get on Top, have no inhibitions about running other peoples' lives.  It is "the unscrupulous and uninhibited," he wrote in 1944, who "are likely to be more successful in a society tending toward totalitarianism."

Bidenana Republic.  Readers may believe calling America a banana republic is an exaggeration but think about it.  Congress is in the midst of passing what is laughingly called a budget.  Half the money comes from taxpayers.  Half the money is borrowed.  All the money goes to special interests.  The FBI provides the muscle.  In 2016, it investigated Hillary who sent 33,000 emails to a trucking company in Red China.  The FBI granted immunity from prosecution to her staff and helped destroy key evidence.  Jimmy the Weasel Comey said that since she didn't mean to break the law, he would recommend not prosecuting.  He made that recommendation days after his boss, Loretta Lynch, and Bill Clinton had an impromptu 45-minute talk on an airport tarmac.  Clinton said they discussed their grandchildren.  By grandchildren, he meant that vacancy on the Supreme Court.  At the same time, the FBI tried to con a judge into approving wiretapping of Donald Trump.  In a rare act of courage, the judge turned them down in June but in October the judge caved in and the FBI spied.  A lot.  We do not know if the FBI ever stopped spying.  There sure seem to be a lot of leaks about what The Donald is doing.  When the FBI isn't covering up crimes and spying for Democrats and RINOs, it is entrapping civilians.  Democrat Governor Whitmer was in jeopardy of losing her job when an FBI informant convinced four losers to hatch an asinine plot to kidnap her.  This is why many people believe that the FBI and Capitol Police enticed people to enter the Capitol, which was closed to the public at the time, on January 6, 2021.  This allowed Nancy Pelosi and the rest to recast a rally on the National Mall as an insurrection.  This led to a post-presidency impeachment trial.  These people are nuts.  But these people are in power.

Who will take the fall for Afghanistan?  One of the Marine Corps principles of leadership is to accept responsibility for your actions.  In most Western cultures, those who fail spectacularly then resign.  Traditional Japanese military culture demanded that those who failed commit suicide out of shame and honor.  In modern Democrat party political culture, there is no true individual responsibility for one's own actions, either in public or private life.  Everything that goes wrong is either someone else's fault or society's fault.  It's a victimology cult.  A hollow, ritualistic statement of "the buck stops here" is then usually accompanied by the non sequitur of blaming someone else.  This is what President Biden did yet again in recent days.

So You Don't Like President Donald Trump?  We are told that style matters.  How a politician speaks in public, how he talks about other Americans, how he tweets.  We have been told that this election is about "character."  So let's talk about character, shall we?  What is the character of a man who drives drunk with his mistress, crashes the car, and walks away, allowing the young woman to drown?  And what is the character of a political elite that knows what he did, covers for him, and then builds that man up to become "the lion of the Senate"?  What is the character of a man who, as vice president, frequently used the "n-word" to describe his fellow Americans who happened to be black and who, he believed, he could simply buy with a massive expansion of the welfare state he called the "Great Society?"  What is the character of a man who, not only has credible allegations of sexual assault and even rape made against him as governor and state attorney general, but when elevated to the presidency, has sex in the Oval Office with an intern 27 years his junior?  And what is the character of the media and political elite that says such a transparent sexual abuse of power and degradation of the most sacred office in the world is just a "private" issue?

The virus is all they've got and they're clinging to it.  [Scroll down]  Now with just a few weeks until the election, the Biden family's corruption is coming into full view, despite social media's rapacious attempts to squelch the news of Hunter's career as an influence peddler.  How has all this ill-gotten wealth escaped the notice of the IRS?  The same way the many millions of the Clintons' ill-gotten wealth was overlooked by the IRS.  Outside of D.C., little people go to prison for a fraction of the crimes committed by the Bidens and the Clintons.  That is how the world works these days.  Powerful crooks like the Clintons, the Bidens, the Feinsteins, Pelosis, et al, operate on a plane reserved for the likes of their ilk.

The Re-Rehabilitation Of The Clintons.  The Clintons are helpful to Democrats again, at least right now.  They have a lot of liberal friends with very deep pockets, and Democrats will do anything for money.  Remember Ed Buck?  If that name doesn't sound familiar that's because he was a huge Democratic Party donor in California who had a problem with young gay black men overdosing in his house and the national media did all they could to cover it as quickly as possible and move on.  The party that loves identity politics and accusing people of racism, largely ignored this rich white guy's penchant for victimizing gay black men because his checks cleared.  Same reason people like George Stephanopoulos went to Epstein's "welcome home dinner" after being released from prison on child sex charges a few years ago — if you have money, or can provide the party access to people who do, Democrats will forgive or ignore anything.

Eliminating the 1%.  Some righteous businessperson gets fed up with the corruption in Washington and decides to leave his career and run for office to make a change.  He gets elected.  When he get there, he discovers that if he doesn't play the game, all of his efforts get stonewalled.  You have to go along to get along.  He doesn't want to be unproductive, so the compromise.  It's called the moral arc of Washington:  1. Idealism 2. Pragmatism 3. Ambition, and 4. Corruption.  Once they compromise, they get cooperation.  After learning the ropes, they get good at it.  Then they start playing for keeps (ambition).  Have you ever noticed how many people leave a job making $90k a year to do a few stints in Washington making six digits as a public servant, only to retire as a multimillionaire?  Weird.

Exposing the RINO Underground By Smoking Out the 'Never Trumpers' One-by-One.  [Scroll down]  [C]oncerns about Trump's personal-character flaws are fair.  But as so many prominent theologians throughout the G-d-conscious Christian community and the Orthodox Jewish community realize, our Presidents often have profound failings of character.  Obama was a brazen liar, a financially corrupt cheat who got rich with the help of the felon Tony Rezko and who consorted with the worst racists in America:  Louis Farrakhan, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Al Sharpton.  Clinton's private life was a stain on the American fabric.  John Kennedy was a dossier that even Christopher Steele could not compile.

Democrats' Trump impeachment focus sends voters clear message:  We don't care what you think.  [Scroll down]  You got that?  "No one is above the law," explain the very same people who spent all day making excuses for illegitimate government spying on American citizens.  But never mind.  Literally, no one is above the law.  Democrats say that over and over and over again.  Yeah, it's pretty simple.  You don't need a law degree to understand it.  Nobody is above the law.  Nobody — except for the more than 20 million illegal aliens whom the left tell us have every right to be here, ignoring our laws.  And shut up, racist, if you disagree.  Also, the so-called homeless shooting up and defecating and living full-time on our sidewalks.  The law does not apply to them or to subway jumpers in New York or to Hunter Biden.  But other than that, absolutely nobody is above the law, meaning Trump.  And that's why they're impeaching him.

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Right.  No one is above the law, except Hillary Clinton seems to be above the law (Whitewater, Travelgate, Cattle futures, spoliation of evidence).  And the guy that broke Jeffrey Epstein's neck seems to be above the law.  And the people who rubbed out Vince Foster, Ron Brown, Gareth Williams, Shawn Lucas, Seth Rich, Suzanne Coleman, and Mary Caitrin Mahoney seem to be above the law. 

For Peace in America, We Must Return to the Rule of Law.  The Left has simply become evil.  That is not to say all registered Democrats or Democrat politicians are necessarily evil, but the national-level leadership of the party and their primary backers represent a genuinely evil, oppressive, authoritarian, and — not coincidentally — anti-Semitic program (under the thin veneer of vicious, rabid anti-Zionism).  They either represent this mindset outright (e.g., vice DNC chairman Keith Ellison, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, etc.) or are unwilling to summon the elemental courage to oppose these trends effectively in their own party (e.g., Pelosi, Schumer).  What is more, almost uniformly among their leaders — to include the likes of Pelosi and Schumer — they will stoop to any level of dishonesty and corruption in order to obtain or maintain power (e.g., the Stalinesque Kavanaugh "show trial" hearings, the vote fraud spectacles we saw in Florida and California this past midterm election, advocating for illegal aliens to vote, advocating lowering the voting age to 16, etc.).

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.  Nor is there anything Trump or anyone in his administration has done comparable to the Obama Administration's use of the IRS to suppress conservative nonprofits; its selling guns to Mexican drug cartels, at least one of which was later found at the scene where a Border Patrol officer was killed; or the lies it told about the cause of the murder of a U.S. ambassador and three other Americans in Benghazi.  Yet any suggestion by Republicans that these activities be investigated is effectively shouted down by the Democrats and the media.

Top congressional corruption miscreants exposed, and guess which party dominates.  What is most noteworthy about this list?  The high presence of Democrats and the culture of impunity that allows them to go unpunished over and over.  There it is, on display, and we haven't even heard any reports yet about the ones who "suddenly" found themselves millionaires on their congressional salaries after insider stock trading and other machinations described by Peter Schweizer in his superb book, Throw Them All Out.  Seriously, it's five of the six on the list, while the GOP leadership and the ex-candidate have corruption of other categories.  These people are cover-up artists, pocket-liners, and political opportunists.

Why is Brett Kavanaugh being barbecued by the US Senate, while Bill Clinton goes unscathed?  The biggest thing that didn't happen this year was the final collapse of Bill Clinton's reputation.  The former US President, and his warmongering and strangely supportive wife Hillary, have somehow managed to escape the great ultra-feminist frenzy that has brought down so many men from their pedestals of power and reputation.  Personally, I'm not especially troubled by Bill's survival.  Against my own will, I almost like the terrible old monster.  I was once bathed in his chicken-fried charm for a delightful, unforgettable minute when I slipped uninvited into a White House event and asked him an awkward question about Ireland.  Ah, I thought, so this is what they mean by charisma.  He may have helped the IRA to win, but he didn't invade Iraq.  There are worse men, and worse women.  In any case, I'm not in favour of ruining people's lives on the basis of ancient, uncorroborated claims.  And I'm less and less interested in other people's sexual doings.

The Top 50 Liberal Media Bias Examples.  [#36] Name That Party: [...] Here is how it is played:  every time a Democrat is caught in misconduct, the media will either "accidentally" forget to mention his party affiliation or will bury it at the tail of the article were fewer people will see it — you see, the media knows that more people quit reading an article before they get to the last paragraphs than finish reading to the end.  On the other hand, when a Republican is caught in a crime his party affiliation either leads the piece or even appears in the very headline of the report.  The Republican Party is associated immediately with wrongdoing while the Democrat Party's part in the story is buried or ignored.

The Left as Crime Family.  The early Clinton escapades weren't the outcome of being Boy Scouts.  Using political influence to do a land deal in Arkansas, or to gain $100,000 in the commodity market for being the governor's wife, was a pretty good sign of who they are — as were Bill's early sexual predations and Hillary's early persecution of the women he used.  The thuggishness of Barack was clear early on.  There was his land deal, wherein he enriched himself with Tony Rezko in Chicago.  All his political wins came by nefariously taking out his political opponents rather than beating them fairly in the arena of ideas.  Everyone should have known.  They all got away with their less than honest early deals but were awarded more power as a result of their nefarious actions.  The left loved their ability to lie as they skated through the finish line unscathed.  The next big step up the ladder for the Clintons was becoming president.

Americans Learning to Live with Treason.  [Scroll down] 
  •   Benghazi — Obama and his administration [told] the American people that a video caused the horrific massacre.  President and allies openly engage in cover-up.
  •   FBI investigation on Hillary Clinton — Comey announces Hillary's guilty on all counts, then the judgment, and she walks.  A two-tier justice system; Hillary's above the law.
  •   CNN caught giving to Hillary Clinton.  Democrats rig debates.  Democrats cheat Bernie Sanders out of the nomination.  Democrats rig elections.
These are just a few of the unacceptable transgressions by our corrupt leaders.  Each time, outraged conservatives demand that the perpetrators be brought to justice.  Each time, the press gaslights the American people with a media blackout, acts as though the incident never happened.  Each time, the cabal rides out the news cycle until the story fades, and everyone's home free.

In Defense of Masculinity.  The irony is that in many of these situations the ones being exposed (pun intended) reside within the warm cocoon of the liberal cultural elite.  Most of these people have spent a lifetime — and a great deal of effort and money — sneering at and debasing the culture of practiced faith, respect for women, the institutions of traditional marriage and family, all the while portraying men of that "debased lifestyle" they disparaged as unenlightened peasants and troglodytes.  Now it appears the men who mounted these assaults — both literally and figuratively — are nothing but patriarchal misogynistic perverts.

Time to Criminalize Tyranny.  Some people are calling for "reconciliation" after Trump's election.  Some even say that Hillary shouldn't be prosecuted.  The reality is that if we allow liberals to constantly misuse government power and break the law with no consequences, they will never stop.  Like little children, they need a spanking to keep them in line.  President Trump should set up a special prosecutor to dig up all the government workers, from Hillary on down, who used government power to further tyranny.  People like Lois Lerner, who used the full power of the IRS to silence voices that disagreed with her political leanings, should not just be able to retire and collect a pension.  So long as liberals know they can misuse the power of government and get away with it, they will continue to wage war against the American people while being paid by the American people.

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.

A Sporting Event Where Only One Team Obeys the Rules.  After eight years of the most blatant and obvious corruption, we watch current events as if we have a splinter in our eye.  An entire political party is so morally bankrupt that it no longer feels any need to hold its members to any rules at all. [...] The IRS commissioner still uses the IRS to target conservatives.  The Obama administration is literally turning illegal aliens into citizens to unlawfully alter the outcome of the upcoming election, as Democrats have always done.  They are rewarding criminals with early release from prison and restored voting rights simply to tip the scales.  They are flooding our country with Muslim Syrians, whose culture is antithetical to ours, knowing the inevitable outcome will be an eventual conflict between those who believe in forcefully imposing Islamic theocracy and those few who still know and believe in the American Constitution.  They are making secret alliances with our enemies, or merely surrendering to them out of abject cowardice or belief in common principles.  They protect terrorists, who are the ultimate rule-breakers, while demonizing Americans, who cannot figure out what they may have done wrong, having done nothing but exist.

Will Hillary Break The Criminal Conduct Glass Ceiling?  Voters in Massachusetts deserve a special category of ignominy having sent Barney Frank to Congress for twelve terms after his implication in a male prostitution ring; for re-electing Gerry Studds six times after his censure by Congress for having gay sex with an underage congressional page; and of course for returning Ted Kennedy to the US Senate five times, after he narrowly escaped a grand jury indictment over Mary Jo Kopechne's asphyxiation death in his abandoned Oldsmobile off Chappaquiddick Island.  Massachusetts is the role model, notwithstanding stiff competition from Illinois, where Democratic Party ideology and loyalty excuses criminal conduct.

The Stench of Corruption Stalks Harry Reid.  Honestly, the level of corruption in the Democratic Party is just stupefying.  They don't even try to hide it anymore.  From Bill Clinton, whose mentor in Arkansas was the Prohibition gangster Owney Madden; to Nancy Pelosi (Baltimore mafia princess) to the Chicago Mob stooge Barack Obama to Reid — the living embodiment of Sen. Pat Geary himself — the party is run by criminals for criminals.  Is there not a single lawyer expert in the RICO statutes on the GOP side?  Or is the Stupid Party too dumb to notice what's happening?

Lying Democrats: Harry Reid, Hillary Clinton, Eric Holder have no shame.  Something happens to men and women when they gain a proximity to power.  Most in public service, one can only assume, begin with noble purpose:  to serve, to change and improve the world — whether that be a small town or, literally, the world.  Soon enough, many — not all, but many — want only to stay in that position of power, and will do what it takes, whatever it takes, to stay there.  Where once they talked only of their dreams and ambitions, not for themselves, but for those they served, soon enough they spend their days tearing down — their campaign foes, opposing political parties and, in the end, anyone who doesn't think like them.

5 Signs Of Societal Degeneration In America.  [#4]  Politics: As a society, we moved from expecting politicians to be better than the rest of us to expecting them to be more degenerate than the rest of us.  Ted Kennedy left a woman to die in a tidal pool and was reelected.  Marion Barry was reelected after being caught smoking crack.  Barack Obama is the first President to be elected after admitting he used cocaine.  Barney Frank had a prostitution ring run out of his apartment.  Just this last election cycle, Jesse Jackson, Jr. was reelected from the Mayo Clinic.  Because of the partisan leans of states and gerrymandering, for a majority of politicians, they have lifetime appointments and elections are mere formalities.

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What about the $17 million secret 'slush fund' Congress used to make hush money payments to sexual victims?  Thanks to the relentless political targeting of President Trump, there's been a spotlight on the use of "hush money" and secret funds to sweep indiscretions under the rug in politics.  This shouldn't come as a shock to many, given the nature of fame and power, but where do we draw the line?  When is it acceptable for politicians to dip into taxpayer-funded slush funds to settle their sexual indiscretions privately and without fanfare, and when is it deemed unacceptable for a private political candidate to do the same with personal funds? [...] Don't forget revelations from a few years ago that Congress has its own secret slush fund of hush money — all courtesy of you, the hapless taxpayer.  Funny how that works; it's like one rule for them and another for everyone else.  Indeed, the Office of Congressional Compliance (OOC), which was set up to ensure compliance with the ludicrously named 1995 Congressional Accountability Act, controls a whole treasure chest of disputes involving congressional officials — not just congressional officials, in fact.

Democrat who blamed GOP and Trump for 'Hinduphobic' messages has been arrested by Texas Rangers for alleged race hoax.  A Democratic candidate who blamed former President Donald Trump and other Republicans for "Hinduphobic" messages sent to him on social media was arrested after an investigation found that he had sent them himself.  Taral Patel is a candidate for commissioner for Fort Bend County, but he is going viral for being implicated in an alleged impersonation racial hoax.  In Sept. 2023, Taral Patel lambasted his political opponents over the vile racism sent to him on social media. [...] On Wednesday, Patel was arrested.  The Democrat was booked on a third-degree felony charge of online impersonation and a misdemeanor charge of misrepresentation of identity for sending himself racist messages after an investigation by the Fort Bend District Attorney's Public Integrity Division and the Texas Rangers.  Patel won the primary election for the Democratic Party in March and is set to face Republican incumbent Andy Meyers in November for the commissioner's seat for the third precinct.  Investigators said most of the posts that are suspected to have been secretly written by Patel were on Facebook from Oct. 2022 until May 2024.

Time to Jettison the Animals.  [Scroll down]  Who were these actors?  The Clintons and the coterie around them, steeped in financial crime and sex trafficking; the Obama coterie of anti-white racists and bungling Marxists; the [...]-crazy Woke race-and-gender hustlers working to derange the merit-based social order (and get paid for doing it); the congressional grifters living off Pharma and Pentagon loot; the agency top bureaucrats who became a corrupt praetorian guard for all the above players, now desperate to evade accountability.  Everything they've done since 2020 has been in the service of covering up their crimes, and each hoax has just compounded the damage done to our country.  The Covid-19 prank was pulled to enable mail-in ballot fraud so as to assure a permanent government-by-blob, of which the Democratic Party is now a mere tentacle.

Beware the cornered rat!  Since 2016 the Democrats have increasingly been behaving like trapped cornered rats.  The party is very corrupt, and is very exposed to prosecution for many illegal acts in the past decade.  Biden and his son Hunter especially face many legal issues for taking bribes from China and the Ukraine in exchange for aiding those foreign governments — against the interests of the U.S.  It appears their political support is waning, and that their hold on power following the November election is becoming increasingly impossible.  Not only do all the trends say that Trump will win, but that the Republicans will gain solid control of both houses of Congress.  Beware the cornered rat.  It can become very very deadly in its desperation to survive.  Right now I consider the Democratic Party under Joe Biden and its partisan supporters in the coastal states and urban centers to be extremely dangerous people, unwilling under any condition to accept defeat.

Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) Accused of "Criminally Laundering" Almost $28 Million in Campaign Contributions.  Independent investigator and President of Election Watch, Inc., Peter Bernenger has publicly accused the far-left US Democrat Senator Tammy Baldwin (WI), of "criminally laundering" an astounding $27,850,750 in campaign contributions from "Smurfs." [...] Independent investigator Peter Bernegger has done an incredible job uncovering what appears to be a number of dirty "Smurf" operations that involve indivduals (real and imaginary) who make up to tens of thousands of small dollar (under $100) donations through Act Blue to Democrat candidates in one year or less.

To understand the craziest Democrat policies, always follow the money.  Why do scientists just repeat that the science is "settled" on climate change?  Follow the money.  Scientists get their funds cut off if they tell the truth that the climate has changed cyclically and naturally.  Why did the media and other Democrats shut people up on COVID and do what teachers unions want?  Again, follow the money.  The got federal funds for endorsing their positions, despite the harm their positions were doing to the economy and to schoolchildren.  They sure didn't care about science or the kids.  Why don't Democrats and the media care that Biden dictatorially and unconstitutionally pays off student loans that go to rewarding universities that push leftist policies?  [Advertisement]  Follow the money again.  Why don't Democrats get rid of racist prevailing wage laws that have oppressed taxpayers and minorities for almost 100 years?  [Advertisement]  Follow the money.  The money flows to unions and the union money flows back to Democrats.

Marilyn Mosby Begs for Pardon Ahead of Sentencing on Federal Fraud Conviction.  A Democrat former top prosecutor is begging President Joe Biden for clemency while awaiting sentencing on perjury and mortgage fraud convictions.  Marilyn Mosby, once the state's attorney in Baltimore, Maryland, is seeking a pardon to avoid likely prison time, Fox News reports.  Mosby claims she is the victim of political persecution, despite the fact that similar arguments raised by President Donald Trump generally fall on deaf ears among her Democratic Party colleagues.  During sentencing, prosecutors will request that she receive at least 20 months incarceration[.]

Voting Shenanigans in Michigan.  A little background on Governor Whitmer for the uninitiated is in order.  During the Covid-19 pandemic, Whitmer transferred Covid-stricken seniors to nursing homes and long-term care facilities and prevented the removal of Covid-infected patients from these facilities, thus exposing the most vulnerable segment of the population — those over age 60 and with pre-existing medical conditions — to the dangers of this disease.  Thousands of seniors in these long-term housing and care facilities died, but clever manipulation of the statistics hid the magnitude of the deaths in these facilities — until the Auditor General's Report released in January of 2022.  It documented that Whitmer's administration underreported nursing home covid deaths by a whopping 42%.  Whitmer imposed Covid-19 restrictions on the state's population that she regularly disregarded.  During the Covid lockdown, Whitmer took a $40,000 flight on a private jet to Florida.  She told the media it was to visit her 'sick father,' but there were no medical records to verify this.  The duration of her trip was first reported as two days.  Whitmer later admitted that her staff lied to the press; she was gone for four days.  No one knows to this day who paid for the $40K flight or what she was doing in the Sunshine State.

Suspicious Problem Halts Complete Audit of Former Prosecutor Kim Gardner's Office.  A state audit into the office of former St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner is currently in limbo because Missouri officials who are investigating how she handled public money say they cannot find her.  The far-left former prosecutor of the city resigned from her job last May under pressure from state lawmakers.  Nearly 12 full months later, Gardner is reportedly dodging state officials who are trying to get an accurate account of what went on behind the scenes under her leadership.  Gardner was criticized during her tenure as DA for being soft on criminals and notoriously came into office in 2016 with the support of George Soros.

Feds Plan to Ask to Seize Marilyn Mosby's Florida Condo.  Democrats have been working overtime in New York in an effort to seize Donald Trump's commercial and private property, including his estate at Mar-a-Lago.  Thus far those efforts have come up short, but they may have inadvertently given others some ideas that could come back to bite one of their own.  In Baltimore, former State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby is facing sentencing on a variety of charges ranging from perjury to fraud, including the fraudulent use of pandemic relief funds to buy luxury real estate holdings in Florida.  On Friday, federal prosecutors in the case filed a motion asking the court to allow them to seize one of Mosby's vacation condos there as partial payment for the fines she will be expected to pay.  Oh, how the mighty have fallen.

Don't Get in the Way of NM Gov. Grisham's Illegal Cartel Dope.  A secret recording was leaked on Friday showing New Mexico governor Michelle Luanne Christian harshly criticizing Joe Biden's port policies because he's letting border patrol agents seize drugs transported illegally by cartels[.]  I bet you didn't expect that when I started the sentence.  The recording shows she's closer to cartels than she is to the American people when it comes to law and order and what is best for Americans.  [Tweet with video clip]  New Mexico has legalized the gateway drug marijuana, which is what she is referencing.  However, it is illegal federally, and federal agents must seize illegally transported marijuana.  Much of it is spiked with other drugs.  Cartels are bringing this marijuana into the country.

Former Arizona State Senator Otoniel "Tony" Navarrete Sentenced To A Mere 1 Year After Being Found Guilty Of Sexually Abusing Minor Boy.  Former Arizona State Senator Otoniel "Tony" Navarrete was sentenced to a mere 1 year in prison after he was found guilty of sexually abusing a 12-13-year-old boy who had lived with him for several years.  Keep in mind that this sentencing was the result of a second trial.  The first trial involved two victims with six felony accounts, which the jury abandoned because they could not agree on a verdict.

'She Ought to Resign': Hawley Targets Biden Cabinet Official Amid Stock Scandal.  Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) called for Biden administration Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm to resign following a testy Senate hearing.  During the April 17 edition of Fox News's Hannity, Hawley told host Sean Hannity, that Granholm lied to Congress and cannot be trusted to regulate American energy.  "She did lie to Congress, what she said Sean, is that she sold all of her shares, that she didn't own any stock in companies she regulates — not true," Hawley told Hannity, after being asked about Granholm's stock scandal.  "She later then... came back and said, 'Oops, oops, I made a mistake I owned a bunch of stock, in a bunch of companies including Ford,' who the Energy Department obviously regulates and oversees," Hawley stated.  Expanding on his remarks, Hawley added: "And she now expects us to buy that.  Listen, it is a fact, Sean, an independent watchdog has found that she violated the law nine separate times and yet here she is still running the Energy Department, still trading stocks."

Billions Disappear Into the Black Hole Of California Homeless Programs.  I've covered the homeless industrial complex here several times, both here in Austin and in California.  Now California itself has done an audit on its homeless programs, only to find billion unaccounted for. [...] I'm sure the programs are considered a "success" by Democrats because they provide a giant bucket to dole out graft and fraud to the leftwing activists working in the Homeless Industrial Complex.  But I have a deep suspicion that things are even worse than we think.  Remember the effort to recall Newsom, and how Democrats from across the country sprang immediately to his aid?  At the time, Scott Adams said that protecting Newsom was "the top process in the system."  I suspect that California's homeless programs are not just a channel for graft and fraud to left-wing activists in California, but a way to rake off money directly to Democratic Party campaigns and coffers nationwide.  (Though certainly not the only source.  Remember how $850 million in the hands of New York City Democratic mayor Bill de Blasio's wife just sort of magically disappeared?)

Consequences Will Come Soon Enough for Jamaal Bowman.  Jamaal Bowman ought to be a household name, but he isn't.  Outside of New York, very few people know who he is. [...] In fact, what Bowman is known for is that he's the member of Congress who pulled a fire alarm to save the Democrats from losing a vote on a continuing resolution that would fund the government with a few budget cuts he didn't like.  Then he told a ridiculous and completely implausible lie about the fire alarm, that somehow he was trying to open a door and pulling the lever on the alarm would do that.  Nobody believed Bowman, who is also by the way the only male member of The Squad, the hardcore left-wing Democrat Socialists of America coven in Congress whose better-known members include Ilhan Omar, AOC, and Rashida Tlaib.  In fact, he was charged with a misdemeanor, namely of willfully or knowingly falsely pulling a fire alarm, and he agreed to pay a $1,000 fine and apologize to the Capitol Police.  When what he was really doing was interfering with the procedure of Congress, which is the crime for which a great many of the Jan. 6 protesters are sitting in what can best be described as a gulag of federal prisons more than three years after the fact.

Why Aren't Dems Talking About RFK Jr's Dirtiest Not-So-Secret?  Even on the Kennedy Scale, Robert F. Kennedy Jr's sexual dalliances are legendary — as in the Legend of Sleepy Hollow, the Legend of Legend of Hell House, or the Legend of Chupacabra.  It's all awful and somebody ends up dead.  Kennedy's father, Bobby, and uncles, Jack and Ted, were also notorious lechers.  Cruel comparisons were drawn — sometimes by Democrats — between Bill Clinton's conquests like Paula Jones and Marylin Monroe.  Monroe was rumored to have been passed around between JFK and RFK, perhaps contributing to her untimely death by a barbiturate overdose in 1962.  RFK is believed to have had affairs with multiple women including, if the rumors are true, Lee Remick and Kim Novak.

Former Los Angeles Deputy Mayor Raymond Chan convicted in sprawling bribery case.  Former Los Angeles Deputy Mayor Raymond Chan was convicted Wednesday of racketeering, bribery, fraud and giving false statements to investigators in a sprawling pay-to-play corruption scandal at City Hall.  The federal jury reached the guilty verdict less than 24 hours after lawyers finished closing arguments, the Los Angeles Times reported.

DOJ Moves to Drop Lawsuit Against Dish Network After Donation to Biden Campaign.  The great thing about America is that the right people can buy all of the justice they can afford.  And if you can afford $113,000 in justice, there is no end to what you can accomplish.  For instance, last week the Department of Justice dismissed a $3.3 billion civil lawsuit against Dish Network.  Coincidentally, toward the end of last year, Dish Network founder Charlie Ergen and his wife donated just over $113,000 to the Biden-Harris campaign.  In what I am sure is another startling coincidence, in January, Dish was given a $50 million grant to expand 5G coverage across the nation.  That grant was courtesy of the Biden administration and came from a $1.5 billion fund created as part of the CHIPS and Science Act.

Leading Wisconsin Democrat Kimberly Zapata Found Guilty on All Counts Against Her in Voter Fraud Scheme Involving Military Ballots.  In November 2022, Rep. Janel Brandtjen, then Chair of the Assembly on Campaigns and Elections, sent out an election fraud alert.  Rep. Brandtjen received three authentic military ballots to her home addressed to "Holly," a woman who has never lived there.  Brantjen believed this was part of a scheme to steal votes in Wisconsin.  The Gateway Pundit has reported extensively on this 2020 voter fraud scheme in several battleground states where military ballots shockingly went almost entirely to Joe Biden.  We posted evidence that this occurred in Michigan, Arizona and Georgia.

Democratic Senator Called to Resign as Finance Committee Chairman.  Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon, the chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, is facing calls to step down after it was reported his wife owns millions of dollars in stocks for tech companies he is tasked with regulating.  In a letter last week, members of the New York Young Republican Club noted the potential conflict of interest and asked the senator to step aside.  Rolling Stone reported that Nancy Wyden has been cashing in on the tech industry for years in a Feb. 24 article in which the outlet noted her powerful husband is widely viewed as "an ally of the tech industry."

More Evidence Emerges of Congress Members Engaging in Insider Trading.  Fresh evidence has emerged that shows members of Congress have continued to engage in insider trading — a practice that would land members of the public in jail.  Business Insider reports that new evidence has been found supporting the allegation that Democrat Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and other members of Congress are engaged in insider trading. [...] The claim has been that some members of Congress — most notably Pelosi — have profited tremendously from insider, non-public, knowledge that they have obtained through their government positions.

Longtime Newsom Donor Owns Panera Bread, Which is Exempt From California Minimum Wage Increase.  California Gov. Gavin Newsom fought to exempt fast-food chains from the new minimum wage increase if the company baked its own bread and sold it as a standalone item.  The minimum wage will increase to $20.  But why?  The first and only restaurant you think of is Panera Bread. [...] [Panera Bread owner Greg] Flynn is a regular donator to Newsom.  He gave $100,000 to fight against the recall.  Newsom got another $64,800 during his 2022 reelection campaign.  People close to Flynn told Bloomberg News he "has been known to tout his relationship with Newsom" and bragged "he can reach the governor via text."

FBI probes misconduct of 'gangster' Illinois 'super mayor,' poster gal for 'crooked Dem'.  Democrat Mayor Tiffany Henyard has made headlines for her corrupt rule over the small village of Dolton, Illinois and now her gangster-like conduct has caught the attention of the FBI.  Henyard's extravagant spending habits have made her into a poster gal for crooked Democrat politicians but it is her alleged shakedowns of local business owners that seem to have landed her on the feds' radar.  Henyard, who has lived large on the taxpayer dime since her landslide 2021 election win, has been accused of using her power to retaliate against enemies and some of the perceived victims have spoken to federal agents amid mounting allegations of corruption.

Women in power abuse it.  NBC reported on February 27, 2020, "Former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh was sentenced Thursday to three years in prison for a children's book scam that funneled money into her personal accounts and campaign coffers.  "Pugh, 69, will also have to serve three years of supervised release once she's out of prison, according to the sentence handed down by U.S. District Judge Deborah K. Chasanow.  "The disgraced former mayor was also ordered to pay $411,948 in restitution and to forfeit $669,688, including property in Baltimore and $17,800 from her Committee to Re-elect Catherine Pugh."  She took over as mayor from Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, whose biggest achievement (if you want to call it that) was to order police to stand down as rioters burned cars and looted stores, saying "we also gave those who wished to destroy space to do that as well." [...] She was preceded by Sheila Dixon.  CNN reported on December 2, 2009, "A jury convicted Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon on Tuesday of embezzlement for improperly using gift cards intended for the needy, the chief investigator for the state prosecutor's office said.  "She was found guilty of a single misdemeanor count of fraudulent misappropriation by a fiduciary.  She could be removed from office because it is a theft-related crime, James I. Cabezas said.  "Dixon solicited several cards for her own use from two developers, including Patrick Turner, who testified this month that Dixon asked him to donate gift cards from retailers and have them delivered to her office. [...] But wait.  There's more.  AP reported two weeks ago, "A former top prosecutor for the city of Baltimore was convicted Tuesday on one count of mortgage fraud, concluding a lengthy criminal trial in which Marilyn Mosby testified she unwittingly made false statements on loan applications to buy two Florida vacation homes.

New Mexico's Martin Heinrich Embraced a Struggling Electric Bus Industry.  Campaign Cash from Lobbyists Followed.  When Senator Martin Heinrich's chief of staff Joe Britton left his role, the New Mexico Democrat heaped praise on his former right-hand man, saying Britton would "continue to make a difference in the lives of everyone he meets."  In the years following his departure, Britton did make a difference — to Heinrich's campaign coffers.  After leaving Heinrich's office, Britton launched both a green energy lobbying shop and an electric vehicle trade association, through which he has routinely lobbied the Senate on energy policies that would benefit his clients.  Heinrich in at least one case co-sponsored a bill that Britton lobbied the upper chamber to pass, federal disclosures show.  That bill, the Bidirectional Act, would have propped up an electric bus industry that has since suffered significant setbacks.  One industry leader, Proterra, declared bankruptcy last year, while others have struggled to turn a profit.

Guilty: Disgraced Ex-Baltimore District Attorney Marilyn Mosby Convicted of Mortgage Fraud.  Disgraced former Baltimore District Attorney Marilyn Mosby sobbed in court Tuesday as she was convicted of mortgage fraud — a verdict that could carry decades in prison.  The Democrat served in office from 2015 until she lost her 2022 reelection bid after being indicted on perjury and mortgage fraud charges related to the withdrawal of funds from the city's Deferred Compensation Plan.  Prosecutors believe that in May 2020, Mosby took advantage of the CARES Act — the first coronavirus relief bill — by seeking a $40,000 withdrawal from her city retirement account, reported the Baltimore Sun.  Though she blamed the withdrawal on financial setbacks supposedly suffered due to the pandemic, Mosby's salary had actually increased by $10,000 to a total of $248,000 that year, according to the local publication.

Fani Willis Axed Employee Who Blew Whistle on Misuse of Federal Funds.  Fani Willis may have fired the employee who warned her about mishandling federal funds.  But she didn't deny her allegations.  Less than a year into her tenure as Fulton County district attorney, in 2021, Willis met with Amanda Timpson, an employee in the district attorney's office responsible for giving nonviolent juvenile offenders "alternatives to the juvenile court system."  During their conversation, a recording of which was reviewed by the Washington Free Beacon, Timpson claimed to Willis that she had been demoted after attempting to stop a top Willis campaign aide from misusing federal grant money meant for a youth gang prevention initiative.  According to Timpson, the aide, Michael Cuffee, planned to use part of a $488,000 federal grant — earmarked for the creation of a Center of Youth Empowerment and Gang Prevention — to pay for "swag," computers, and travel.

Report: Squad Member Cori Bush Under Criminal Investigation by DOJ.  Rep. Cori Bush (D-MO), a member of the far-left "Squad" in Congress, is reportedly under investigation by the Department of Justice (DOJ) for allegedly misusing government funds meant for private security.  Punchbowl News first reported that the DOJ is conducting the criminal probe into Bush.  The outlet cited six sources for the allegation.  On Monday, the Justice Department subpoenaed the House Sergeant at Arms for records related to the misuse of federal security money.

Cori Bush Is Reportedly Under Investigation by the Biden DOJ.  U.S. Representative Cori Bush (D-MO), a member of the "Squad," is reportedly the subject of a criminal probe being run by the federal Department of Justice related to an alleged misuse of funds for security services.  First reported by Punchbowl News based on "six sources familiar with the investigation," the House Sergeant at Arms reportedly confirmed its cooperation with the Biden DOJ in its probe:  ["]The House announced Monday that the Sergeant at Arms had been subpoenaed and was cooperating with the Justice Department.  Punchbowl News scooped that the Justice Department was seeking spending records as part of a probe of a House Democrat.  The spending records they were seeking were in relation to the alleged misspending of security money.["]  As Townhall has previously reported, Rep. Bush has had quite a unique relationship (literally) with her personal bodyguards.  Guy summarized the situation well in a piece on another security snafu last year: [...]

Former DC council member who went to prison for bribery launches bid for Congress.  A former Washington, D. C. council member who was convicted in 2013 of bribery when in office is now running to become a member of Congress.  The ex-District lawmaker, Michael A. Brown, is trying to unseat fellow Democrat Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, The Washington Post reported Wednesday.  A D.C. delegate can vote on bills in committee but cannot participate in final votes.  The primary is in June.

Fani Willis Accused of Giving Lawyer Lover $654K Contract in Bombshell Legal Filing.  Michael Roman, one of the 18 co-defendants in the Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis's Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) case[,] which is centered on and includes former President Donald J. Trump[,] filed an explosive motion today [1/8/2024.]  In it, he claimed the indictment she secured against him on August 14 was unconstitutional because the lawyer she subcontracted to investigate RICO charges, Nathan Wade, is her lover.  Roman requests the court dismiss his indictment and disqualify Willis from the case.

Georgia Court Filing Alleges DA Fani Willis Appointed and Paid Her Lover, Nathan Wade, $654,000 to Prosecute Donald Trump.  In a court filing today [1/8/2024], one of the co-defendants in the Fulton County election case against President Trump is presenting very specific details of an intimate relationship between District Attorney Fani Willis and the Special Prosecutor she hired, Nathan Wade.  At first review, if the allegations are true, DA Willis had a financial motivation to initiate the case against Trump, as her boyfriend was the primary financial beneficiary.  The filing documents how Fani Willis and Nathan Wade took several extravagant vacations and indulged in an exclusive lifestyle as the result of payments Willis's office made to Wade.  If investigated as accurate, this could be very legally problematic for the Fulton County District Attorney and her case against President Trump.  The conflict of interest is very bright under this spotlight.

Convicted Ballot Harvester Gloria Torres Named San Luis Vice-Mayor.  Convicted ballot harvester, Gloria Torres, has been appointed as the new Vice Mayor of San Luis, Arizona.  Torres, who was appointed during the regular city council meeting on December 13, pleaded guilty to ballot abuse in June 2023.  Torres and Nadia Guadalupe Lizarraga-Mayorquin a/k/a Nadia Buchanan were indicted in October 2022, on two Class 6 felonies of conspiracy and ballot abuse stemming from a two-year long investigation by the Arizona Attorney General's Office with assistance from the Yuma County Sheriff's Office.

Elected Democratic Official Fined For Voting Twice In 2020 Election.  An elected Democratic official in Washington, D.C., has been fined by the District of Columbia Board of Elections for voting twice in 2020.  Vanessa Rubio, an advisory neighborhood commissioner in D.C., voted in the District of Columbia and Maryland during the 2020 presidential election, according to NBC 4 Washington reporter Mark Segraves.  She reportedly told the Board of Elections that since DC is not a state, she believed voting twice would be acceptable.  The Board of Elections found that an individual named Vanessa Rubio voted in person in Maryland on Nov. 1, 2020, and then in DC on Nov. 3, according to a photograph of the memorandum opinion and order posted by Segraves.

Trump Prosecutor, Jack Smith's Alleged Role In Extortion Scheme While At International Court of Justice Is Revealed.  My old friend and business partner, John Moynihan, filed a whistleblower complaint with the Department of Justice Inspector General's Office on November 28 alleging that Jack Smith, the Special Prosecutor pursuing Donald Trump, was engaged in an extortion scheme while he was working at the International Court of Justice.  It is no coincidence that Jack Smith, in the wake of that complaint, made an impromptu move on Monday (December 11) asking the U.S. Supreme Court to decide whether Donald Trump had immunity to the charges filed by Smith.  Moynihan's complaint was filed on November 28, 2023 and Smith, 13 days later decides to bypass the Appeals Courts.  Smells like politics.  The Moynihan complaint is political dynamite because it provides circumstantial evidence to support Donald Trump's belief that Jack Smith is not only politically motivated but corrupt.  The Trump team wisely has refrained from piling on this news in order to avoid accusations that this was a manufactured hit job.

Politicians' trades perform twice as well as market average.  Investors dedicate countless hours to solving the mystery of how to beat the stock market[,] and many lose millions of dollars in the process.  But the answer might be simple:  Just copy Congress.  A tool which copies trades made by members of Congress and their families has gained nearly 20 percent this year — performing twice as well as the stock market average of eight to ten percent.  And a separate tool which is dedicated to tracking Nancy Pelosi's investments reveals her portfolio has returned a remarkable 50 percent in the last 12 months, vastly outperforming the 17 percent gains of the benchmark S&P500 index of America's top companies.  The tools were created by Quiver Quantitative, which uses public disclosures from members of Congress to mirror their trading activity and track the results.

Jeffrey Epstein flight log subpoena request denied by Democrat-led Senate Judiciary Committee, Blackburn says.  Sen. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., criticized Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., for allegedly blocking her request to file a subpoena for Jeffrey Epstein's flight logs.  "@SenatorDurbin BLOCKED my request to subpoena Jeffrey Epstein's flight logs.  What are Democrats trying to hide?," Blackburn posted on X.  [Tweet]  Blackburn called Durbin's actions a "sad day in the history of the prestigious Judiciary Committee."  "Senate Democrats have long been trying to undermine the Supreme Court and Justice Clarence Thomas, but want to ignore Justice Sotomayor allegedly using her taxpayer-funded staff to coordinate speaking engagements in exchange for selling and promoting thousands of her books.  They also don't want to have a conversation about the estate of Jeffrey Epstein to find out the names of every person who participated in Jeffrey Epstein's human trafficking ring," Blackburn said in a statement.

This Sneaky Senator's Insider Trade Isn't the Most Corrupt Part of This Story.  When a senator who sits on the Health Committee makes a big bet on a small, home-state medical devices company that just happens to get mucho moolah from the federal government, and then that stock goes up more than 40% in the weeks after said senator's big bet, it's the opinion of this mostly humble columnist that there's some real shady stuff going on.  But it gets worse.  Earlier this month — November 8, to be exact — Sen. Tina Smith (D-Minn.) purchased up to $250,000 in shares of Tactile Systems Technology (TCMD).  TCMD shares had been on a real losing streak in 2023, down more than 60% from its 52-week high of $26.11.  The price was down nearly another third, to $10.27 from $12.61, in the 48 hours before Smith made her big buy.  Buy the dip, of course.  What's remarkable is just how quickly TCMD recovered over the next three weeks — up 43% since the Minnesota senator plunked down her big bucks on a Minnesota company in an industry that Smith's committee oversees.  That's just one trade by one senator.

Stock trade of Sen. Tina Smith's husband draws scrutiny.  Archie Smith, the husband of U.S. Sen. Tina Smith, D-Minn., has seen some assets in his stock portfolio grow significantly in just the last few weeks.  According to public disclosure reports filed by Sen. Smith, Archie Smith purchased between $100,001 and $250,000 worth of stock in Tactile Systems Technology Inc. on Nov. 8, 2023.  On that day, the stock price for Tactile Systems opened at $9.99 and closed at $10.00.  Since this purchase by the senator's husband, Tactile Systems' stock has increased by 40%.  At close Tuesday, Tactile Systems' stock price was valued at $14.01 per share.  As a result, Archie Smith could have made anywhere from $40,000 to $100,000 since this stock trade.  Quiver Quantitative, a popular tracker of stock trades and an alternative data platform, recently referred to this transaction as "the most suspicious congressional stock trade I've seen in months."

Investigators Reveal Details on Brothel Ring Serving Politicians, Military Officials.  Federal investigators have released further details on a network of "sophisticated high-end brothels" that serviced politicians, military officials, and government contractors, revealing that the alleged ringleaders kept "impeccable" records of their million-dollar operation.  The prostitution ring was busted earlier this month by the Department of Justice (DOJ), with three Korean nationals arrested for their alleged roles in orchestrating the criminal network.  Han Lee, 41, James Lee, 68, and Junmyung Lee, 30, "walked through the border safeguards that have been relaxed by President Joe Biden's border chief, Alejandro Mayorkas," Breitbart News reported after their arrests on November 8.  The new details about the criminal organization, which operated in luxury apartments in Massachusetts and Virginia, were revealed in an affidavit submitted to the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts on Wednesday by Department of Homeland Security Special Agent Zachary Mitlitsky, the New York Post reported.

NYC Mayor Eric Adams Establishes Legal Defense Fund Amid FBI Probe.  New York City Mayor Eric Adams has created his own legal defense fund, The Eric Adams Legal Defense Trust, amid ongoing investigations surrounding his mayoral campaign.  The purpose of the fund is to enable the mayor to receive donations of up to $5,000 outside of the standard campaign period.  The law requires Adams to disclose contributors who donate $100 or more, and prohibits his government subordinates and anyone doing business with the city from donating.  The fund's creation is in response to a probe by the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York related to the alleged influx of foreign funds into Adams's 2021 mayoral race.  An affidavit signed by Adams, posted by the city's Conflicts of Interest Board, says the trust is necessary to cover legal costs linked to these inquiries.  Peter Aschkenasy, a veteran restaurateur who presided over a nonprofit tied to Adams's former Brooklyn Borough President role, will serve as the fund's trustee.

There Might Be More to That Eric Adams Corruption Story.  Over the weekend, we looked at the story of the FBI investigating potential campaign finance fraud in New York City Mayor Eric Adams' successful 2021 mayoral run.  They went so far as to seize three cellphones and two iPads from the Mayor, returning them later in the week.  At issue were a series of donations from Turkey that were allegedly funneled into Adams' campaign coffers through straw donors.  Thus far, that seems to have been the work of top Democratic fundraiser Brianna Suggs, with no indication that Adams was aware of the arrangement.  But now, some of the text messages from Adams' devices show another link to Turkey involving the Mayor's involvement in the approval of a new Turkish consulate constructed near the United Nations complex.  And yet this may turn out to be little more than a wrinkle.

Eric Adams had cell phones, iPad seized by FBI as part of corruption investigation.  The FBI seized Mayor Eric Adams' electronic devices early this week as part of a federal probe into his campaign fundraising, The [New York] Post has learned.  The feds seized the electronics — which included at least two cellphones and an iPad — in connection to an investigation into whether Hizzoner's 2021 campaign colluded with the Turkish government and others to direct money into his mayoral effort, sources told The Post after the news was first reported by the New York Times.  Adams' campaign attorney Boyd Johnson said the mayor was cooperating with federal authorities and had already reported that a review found "an individual had recently acted improperly."  "After learning of the federal investigation, it was discovered that an individual had recently acted improperly.  In the spirit of transparency and cooperation, this behavior was immediately and proactively reported to investigators," Johnson said in a statement obtained by The Post.

Ex-Baltimore prosecutor found guilty of perjury regarding retirement homes in Florida.  Former Baltimore state attorney Marilyn Mosby was convicted Thursday of charges for lying about the finances of a business to improperly access retirement funds during the COVID-19 pandemic.  She got access to the money and used it to purchase two Florida homes.  Mosby was convicted by a federal jury on two counts of perjury, according to NBC News.  Prosecutors argued that she didn't have the right to get those funds due to provisions of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act.

D.C. brothel bust:  Where's the client list?  In a swing district in the Virginia suburbs, something interesting happened on election day yesterday:  Democrat Susanna Gibson, who had been caught posting videos of her sex life on a pornographic website, calling for 'tips' for particular sex acts from the public, didn't win her election for a seat in the Virginia statehouse. [...] Which brings us to the next scandal rocking the Virginia suburbs — that a huge brothel network full of trafficked Asian women got rolled up by lawmen after operating a brisk business in the area.  The brothels had been operating in Boston, and the D.C. suburbs, all very wealthy areas full of government money and lots of Democrats. [...] And sure enough, prosecutors have revealed that the clientele list is pretty influential.  But somehow, they don't want to release the client list.  Unlike what Gibson did, there was a crime here, with foreign women being trafficked, possibly against their will.  But as in the case of Jeffrey Epstein, the client list is being protected?  Why the heck should they be protected?  Shouldn't the public know which members of Congress, the Pentagon and other places of power think it's just about sex?  As Gibson demonstrated, there is no shame in that.

Consequences of American Communism.  We have been witness to, and uncomprehendingly struggle to understand, how deeply communist the nation's government has become, but the evidence is there.  It ignored a massively corrupted presidential election that installed someone who staffed the government, all with the aid of senators, with a treasonous bunch of radicals pursuing an agenda of national suicide.  No one has enforced the laws, not during the election, not where immigration is concerned, not by enforcing the limitations of regulation and the power of bureaucracies.  The United States truly was a nation of laws and when the laws were broken, it simply broke the nation rather than the law breakers.

'Squad' Dem pays thousands to husband in 'wage expenses' for mystery role despite backlash.  Rep. Cori Bush, D-Mo., has continued shoveling campaign cash to her husband, Cortney Merritts, but altered the description of the payments amid scrutiny.  She has sent over $100,000 to him since she added him to the campaign's payroll nearly two years ago.  According to new filings reviewed by Fox News Digital, Bush's committee paid Merritts $12,500 for "wage expenses" between July and August.  Merritts previously gathered money for security services, but the committee switched their characterization in April as they continued to bring headaches for the campaign.  The new cash follows the $30,000 Bush's campaign paid him before the third quarter.  So far this year, Merritts has received $42,500 from the committee.  He's collected $102,500 since he first emerged on its payroll in January 2022.

Of Course Public Offices Are for Sale.  When House speaker Kevin McCarthy finally got around to initiating an impeachment inquiry into Chinese Puppet Joe Biden, he somehow managed to keep a straight face while claiming that America's "public offices are not for sale."  Really?  That must come as a bit of a shock to all the people who regularly purchase them.  Most of our overseas ambassadors hold their prestigious positions not because they are adept diplomats with years of experience under their belts, but rather because they have been longtime supporters of the president and generous party donors.  Cushy cabinet jobs often go to political cronies, competitors cajoled into selling their support, or Mitch McConnell's wife.  The ranks of the federal Judiciary are filled with ideological partisans whose nominations to the bench coincidentally followed years of maxing out campaign contribution limits to lawmakers sitting on powerful committees.  Presidential candidates raise hundreds of millions, if not billions, of dollars from aristocratic families, corporations, unions, and special interests of every kind — all of whom expect a certain return on their investments.

Fani Willis Linked To Massive Election Fraud And Money Laundering RICO Enterprise!  In a shocking turn of events, a bombshell investigation has uncovered jaw-dropping connections between Fani Willis and a sprawling web of election fraud and money laundering activities.  Fani Willis's involvement will be sure to send shockwaves through the political landscape.  The investigation, which spans across multiple states and multiple jurisdictions, has revealed a complex network of illicit operations aimed at undermining the very foundation of our Constitutional Republic and the rule of law.  Sources close to the matter suggest that Willis was a massive beneficiary in the Federal and Georgia RICO enterprises.  It appears that she is currently playing a key role in orchestrating a systematic scheme to manipulate election outcomes, casting doubt on the integrity of the entire electoral process.

Using the Dictator's — and the Mafia's — Playbook.  I could list numerous recent examples of Democrats who committed election manipulation (Most recently, across the country in 2020, hundreds of election procedures were changed by unelected bureaucrats because of COVID — almost all were done unconstitutionally); of how the Dems have weaponized the justice system and law enforcement against their opponents (For example, Hillary and Biden had classified documents, nothing happened to them.  But Trump was arrested for legally possessing classified documents.); and of Dems who seized unauthorized power to implement draconian edicts on the populace (Think of the hundreds of authoritarian lockdowns during COVID).  I could give hundreds of examples of Dems being hypocrites by doing exactly what they accuse others of doing or doing what they've made illegal.  However, none of that matters.  The Dems and their media do not care about any of that.  They don't care that they're hypocrites and they don't care if anyone discovers their hypocrisy.  Why should they?  They control all the power institutions in the country and are wielding that control to maintain power.

Los Angeles politician sentenced to 42 months on corruption charges, latest in city scandals.  Former Los Angeles City Council Member and Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas was sentenced to 42 months in prison on conspiracy, bribery as well as mail and wire fraud convictions on Monday.  Ridley-Thomas was convicted in March for a scheme that was executed with former University of Southern California School of Social Work Dean Marilyn Louise Flynn wherein the then County Supervisor sent the school county contracts in exchange for, "direct and indirect financial benefits."

The National Scandal That Is Too Big to Break.  Conservatives looking to expose the full extent of the Biden family's corruption have a problem:  the scandal might be too big to break.  Typically, there are three main entities involved in taking down a politician over a corruption scandal.  First, there is the media, which broadcasts the details of the scandal, eroding public support.  Second, there is law enforcement, which investigates and, if necessary, presses criminal charges.  Third, there is the party establishment, which ultimately abandons the politician as a matter of self-preservation, signaling that it's "game over."  But what happens when a scandal is so big that the people responsible for breaking it are implicated in it as well?  That is the situation which now faces the mainstream media, the federal intelligence bureaucracy, and the Democrat Party.

Biden's crime family is all of DC.  Obama didn't wrest the nomination in 2008 from Hillary because he was "the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean," as Joe Biden put it.  No, no, no.  Obama had Chicago money and the Cook County Democrat machine behind him.  In 2016, the money and the machine helped Hillary swipe the nomination from Bernie Sanders.  And that same money and machine bought off Sanders and the rest of the pack to pave the way for Biden in 2020.  I am convinced that Ukraine is Chinese for money laundering.  How else can you explain why a weird province of Russia (come on, Kyiv was once the capital of Russia) attracts so many American political consultants after our presidential elections end?

The Socialists in Congress sure are lucky when they engage in capitalism.
Ro Khanna's Trusts Dumped BlackRock Stock Weeks Before Announcement Of Congressional Probe.  Democratic California Rep. Ro Khanna, who sits on the Congressional Select Committee on the Chinese Communist Party, recorded selling large quantities of BlackRock shares just weeks before the committee announced a probe into the company.  Khanna's disclosure forms state that trusts associated with both his children and spouse offloaded BlackRock stocks totaling between $32,000 and $130,000 between June and March 2023.  The Select Committee notified the financial giant in early August that it was under investigation for involvement with over 60 Chinese companies flagged for human rights or national security concerns, The Wall Street Journal reports.  Trusts linked to Rep. Khanna sold between $1,000 and $15,000 of BlackRock shares on both March 14 and March 24.  Further separate amounts between $15,000 and $50,000 of BlackRock securities were sold on June 26 and June 29 by trusts linked to Rep Khanna.

Democrats Are Dancing the Totalitarian Two-Step.  [Scroll down]  Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, Kamala Harris, Bill Clinton, Al Gore, Barack Obama, Stacey Abrams, and most Democrat members of Congress and cable news anchors should be indicted for conspiracy to challenge previous elections, defrauding the U.S.  Let's add other names of high government officials who participated in the Russian collusion hoax.  Richard Nixon wiretapped DNC headquarters and was forced to resign.  James Clapper, James Comey, John Brennan, President Obama, Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden, Susan Rice, and many others wiretapped Trump Tower, spied on an opposing political campaign, its transition team, and its administration.  They lied to FISA courts for surveillance warrants, gaslit the media and American people, and are rewarded with book deals, university faculty appointments, television commentary gigs, none receiving even a slap on the wrist.  They all conspired to rig or overturn an election with no special counsels and no indictments.  Such propaganda and elimination of political opposition fits the definition of totalitarianism.

Prosecutors drop another charge against FTX co-founder Sam Bankman-Fried.  Federal prosecutors dropped a campaign finance charge against Sam Bankman-Fried, the second time they have narrowed the indictment against the founder of crypto exchange FTX.  Prosecutors told Judge Lewis Kaplan on Wednesday that they were dropping the charge of conspiracy to make unlawful campaign contributions because they had failed to obtain permission from the government of the Bahamas for that charge when Bankman-Fried was extradited from the island nation in December.

Biden's DOJ drops campaign finance charge against Democratic megadonor Sam Bankman-Fried.  The Department of Justice has dropped its campaign finance violation charge against disgraced FTX founder and Biden donor Sam Bankman-Fried.  Following the November 2022 collapse of his former cryptocurrency exchange FTX, Democratic megadonor Bankman-Fried was hit with eight charges of fraud and conspiracy, including a campaign finance charge. [...] Bankman-Fried reportedly donated $10 million to then-candidate Joe Biden in 2020.  The crypto hustler reportedly also hired a network of "political operatives" and spent at least $39,826,856 in an effort to help Democrats win their House races in the November 2022 midterm elections.

Biden Democrats and Crypto Donor Sam Bankman-Fried Get Huge Legal Gift from Feds.  Sam Bankman-Fried is still the Left's golden boy.  On the same day that UFO coverage and the Hunter Biden plea deal collapse captured the attention of the media, the destroyed and disgraced crypto billionaire convinced Southern District of New York prosecutors to drop a huge charge against him.  Democrats to whom the accused Ponzi schemer shoveled millions during the 2022 election cycle were the biggest winners.  Before it imploded, the billion-dollar crypto exchange FTX was a triple threat.  On one hand, the Adderral-fueled Sam Bankman-Fried (SBF) and his band of sexually promiscuous mates manically shook down Hollywood and other glitterati from their Bahamas base to keep the alleged grift going.  When the money came pouring in, they gave Democrat political friends nearly $40 million in campaign donations during the 2022 election cycle.  Sam Bankman-Fried was the Democrats' dream boat donor.  They called their giving Effective Altruism.  Truer words were never spoken.  Being altruistic with the Democrats was effective.

Rule of law?  What rule of law?  Lots of people are convinced that Trump ran roughshod over the Constitution, but even in his worst moments he grumbled mightily but followed the law.  Great example:  he campaigned on "Lock her up!"  Yet he never even pushed for an investigation.  Pretty big contrast to how Trump is being treated by Biden, who mumbles about the rule of law yet uses the FBI as his own personal Stasi.  The Democrats, on the other hand, make a fetish of referring to the rule of law, while often simply ignoring both statutes and the Constitutional limits on their power.  Both Nancy Pelosi and Joe Biden famously admitted he had no power to cancel student loan debt, and then Biden went ahead and did it anyway.  When the Supreme Court ratified what everybody knew — Biden acted illegally — Biden simply rejiggered his policies and canceled some of the student debt.

Is there a judge anywhere in the US with the courage to say that the Emperor has no Clothes?  Who is the Emperor?  The cabal that is prepared to do anything, no matter how unconstitutional, no matter how evil, to destroy Donald Trump.  That would be Merrick Garland, Christopher Wray, and Jack Smith.  Of course this trio of thugs has many cohorts willing to do their dirty work.  What kind of dirty work?  The kind that has made judges, the mainstream media, and most members of Congress fear being cancelled.  The left's method of coercion is well-known.  Cross us and your career is over.  Read Alan Dershowitz's book, Get Trump.  The elites who believe they are uniquely entitled to run the country will cancel you, harass you, ruin you by any means necessary.  They will go after anyone who dares to deviate from their party line.

On this day 54 years ago...  What is striking about the scandal known as Chappaquiddick is not how disgusting Ted Kennedy's behavior was — he got drunk, took a woman in his car with the intent to ravish her, drove off a bridge, escaped while leaving her to drown, and ran away to his family without notifying anyone.  The whole series of events was utterly depraved.  No, what is striking is that it didn't hurt Kennedy at all.  He faced neither legal consequences nor any political or social consequences.  He remained in the Senate for 4 decades, was a serious contender for the presidency, challenging a sitting president, and retired as the "Lion of the Senate."  Democrats adored him and memory-holed Mary Jo Kopechne as if her life meant nothing at all.  Because to them it did mean nothing.  We saw the same thing with Bill Clinton, whose crimes didn't rise to 2nd- or 3rd-degree murder, but rape was on the agenda, and his accusers were called "trailer trash" and unworthy of any support.  Believe all women.  Except when they accuse Democrats.

Having made her millions, a congresswoman will retire.  Democrat Grace Napolitano of California announced this weekend that she will retire when this term ends in January 2025.  She will be 88.  That you can retire from Congress reflects an electorate that pays scant attention to those who represent them in Washington, as shown by the 98% re-election rate in the House.  Grace went from being poor when she entered Congress after the 1998 election to a net worth of over $5 million.  This coincided with the national debt rising from under $6 trillion when she arrived to more than $32 trillion today.  Congress has overspent its annual allocation of taxes by more than $1 trillion a year during her tenure.  She got rich.  The nation went broke.  As Jerry Reed might sing, she got the gold mine; we got the shaft.  While many are the members of Congress whose wealth explodes while they oversee federal spending and regulate the companies they invest in, Grace was exceptionally good at increasing her net worth.  She did so well, she could be a Biden.

The Left's New Sugar Daddy Alex Soros Had 20 Meetings at Joe Biden's White House (So Far).  Alex Soros, the son and heir apparent to billionaire left-wing philanthropist George Soros, had 20 meetings at President Joe Biden's White House with Biden administration officials, according to the latest White House visitor logs.  According to the visitor logs, the younger Soros has visited the Biden White House 15 times, met with officials 20 times, and attended a state dinner for French President Emmanuel Macron at which President Biden was in attendance.

Eric Adams campaign donors indicted.  We know you're shocked.  This is a headline that you could pull up from the archives over the past twenty years or more.  Just swap out the names and a couple of office titles and the stories seem indistinguishable from one another.  Friends and associates of a high-ranking elected official in New York State or New York City have been indicted on campaign finance corruption charges.  This time it's a group of associates of New York City Mayor Eric Adams.  Six of his cronies, some of whom previously served with him in the NYPD, have been indicted over a scheme where they allegedly set up straw donors to funnel money into the Mayor's campaign coffers.  The group reportedly generated tens of thousands of dollars in donations and used a city matching fund program to amplify that amount significantly.  But the Mayor and his staff somehow knew nothing about any of this, according to his spokesperson.

'America's Darkest Secret': Sex Trafficking, Child Abuse and the Biden Administration.  The criminal practice of trafficking and abusing hundreds of thousands of migrant children who cross the southern border is now, thanks to the open-border policy of the Biden Administration, apparently "normal" inside the US: [...] Currently, at least 85,000 children are believed to be missing.  According to Customs and Border Protection statistics,  "[T]he number of UACs [Unaccompanied Alien Children] who arrive at the border has swelled from 33,239 in fiscal year 2020 to more than 146,000 in fiscal year 2021 and 152,000 in fiscal year 2022.  So far in fiscal year 2023, there have been more than 70,000 encounters of unaccompanied children."  Many of those children are raped, used for forced labor, and forced to undertake brutal jobs ostensibly to "work off" their debt by the criminal cartels who reportedly now control the Mexican side of the border and brought the children in.

What is there to be said about Jill Biden?  [Scroll down]  So, with help from James Clyburn, Biden it was; the most hapless, moronic and corrupt man to hold office for fifty years in Congress.  His reward for being exactly that, moronic and corrupt, was to fail upward, to be illegitimately installed as President.  And now, as a result of massive election theft, the ordination of the most incompetent, the most corrupt member of Congress, the man owned by China, Ukraine and perhaps even Romania, is our President.  He is the man that withdrew from Afghanistan in the most catastrophic pro-China manner possible, the man who on day one of his presidency opened our southern border to all comers, the man who has purposefully increased the ease with which the drug and sex trafficking cartels can operate within and without America with impunity.

The Traitor Class.  What America is up against is unlike anything we have ever encountered or experienced.  It has the potential of being more bloody than the Civil War and more threatening than both world wars.  But now we face an army of traitors... a traitor class, domestic enemies working behind the scenes in shadow.  They are dividing our country, destroying our freedom, our democratic republic, our sovereignty, our Judeo Christian values, our morality, the family unit, our culture, even our monuments to American heroes.  They are spending us into oblivion as Cloward and Piven envisioned.  The traitors are accomplishing this because they are getting no opposition.  A lot of people are confused.  They think it is just politics.  It is not just politics.  The Left is planning to deliver The United States to the New World Order in the next very few years and they are on schedule.  They are globalists, more loyal to their political party and to globalism than they are to their country.  They number in the many hundreds, maybe thousands.  They have taken over the Executive Branch, the Justice Department, certainly the FBI.  Half of the Senate and half of the House.  Almost the entire school system is teaching values contrary to our culture and religion

'Someone's got to go to prison'.  Our despicable and corrupt AG Garland will defend the criminals who are making our cities unlivable just as the equally corrupt Alejandro Mayorkas of DHS will continue to import millions of migrants from around the world no matter how devastating the damage to those same cities and to our economy.  These America-hating officials are only continuing the Obama-approved agenda of taking America down a few pegs.  Now they are in full destruction mode as are the Democrats in Congress.  Not one of them has broken with the party on immigration, on the irresponsible spending that will bankrupt us sooner rather than later, or on the cruel idiocy of transgenderism.  They have elevated their beloved LGBT activists above veterans, above the nuclear family, above all religious faiths.  They have made us a morally corrupt nation on its face, a gross insult to all law-abiding, America-loving citizens.

Living in a Media World.  Our country is now divided into two numerically equivalent ideological blocs.  Not surprisingly, those in the leftist bloc have been generally impervious to what conservatives and Republicans have exposed as scandals in their camp.  And there have been lots of them.  This long train of abuses would include Hunter Biden's acceptance of bribes from foreign governments, his father's likely involvement in Hunter's influence-peddling, the Democrats' weaponization of the administrative state against both political opponents and religious Christians, the witch hunt against Trump carried out on the basis of the discredited Steele dossier, and Biden's and Hillary Clinton's scandalous treatment of classified material.  Democratic iniquities might also include promoting programs to sexualize children, the championing of LGBT and CRT indoctrination in public schools and the military, our humiliating setbacks in foreign affairs, and the sacrifice of American energy independence in pursuit of a Green New Deal benefiting Communist China.

House Republicans Censure Adam Schiff for Falsifying Intelligence Information to Public.  Congressman Adam Schiff was the ranking member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence from 2015 through 2019, then Chairman of that same committee from 2019 through 2023.  In his leadership position on the HPSCI, Schiff was also a member of the congressional Gang of Eight who received classified intelligence briefings on all U.S. intel matters.  Adam Schiff used his position on the HPSCI to fabricate information from the HPSCI, leak information to media, and falsify statements during public appearances.  Following the 2020 midterm election result, Schiff was forcibly removed from the committee by Speaker Kevin McCarthy.  Today the House of Representatives censured Schiff for his lies and manipulative conduct and submitted him to an ethics investigation by the House.

Adam Schiff's Censure Is The Bare Minimum.  Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., has been at the center of every left-wing hoax orchestrated against former President Donald Trump since 2016. From the trumped-up claims of Russian collusion to a fabricated scandal over military aid in Ukraine to the conspiracies surrounding the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riot as a desperate effort to impeach, Schiff has been the primary conductor.  So on Wednesday, hours after John Durham detailed the special counsel's findings in the Russia hoax investigation before the House Judiciary Committee, the lower chamber formally censured Schiff, who is presently seeking a seat in the Senate.  The resolution passed 213-209, with all Republicans voting in favor except for six who voted "present."  Democrats erupted in the well of the House, chanting "shame" and "disgrace" as House Speaker Kevin McCarthy slammed the gavel upon the vote.  The resolution forced Schiff to stand before lawmakers embarrassingly and requires the House Ethics Committee to probe the congressman's "falsehoods, misrepresentations, and abuses of sensitive information."

Revamped Schiff censure resolution to get vote on Wednesday.  The House is set to vote on a revamped resolution to censure Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) on Wednesday after the chamber blocked a similar measure targeting the California Democrat last week.  Rep. Anna Paulina Luna (R-Fla.) called the revised measure to the floor as a privileged resolution on Tuesday, which forces the House to take action on the measure.  Democrats are expected to make a procedural motion to table the measure when it comes to the floor for a vote on Wednesday, which would require majority support.  The move from Luna comes after the House blocked her initial Schiff censure resolution last week.  Twenty Republicans joined Democrats in supporting a motion to table the measure which was enough to block the resolution from coming to the floor for a vote, effectively killing it.  Luna, however, made a number of changes to the resolution from last week to this week, and she said she now has enough votes for the measure to be approved.

Maybe it's not "disproportionate".  According to multiple sources, the suspect driver who fled is Derrick John Thompson, 27, the son of former DFL State Representative John Thompson.  Derrick Thompson previously pleaded guilty to fleeing police and causing a crash in Montecito, Calif. in September 2018, according to local media.  In that case, Thompson, who was 22 at the time, was fleeing from Ventura police and struck a pedestrian before bailing on foot. [...] [His father, f]ormer Rep. John Thompson, who became an activist after the police killing of his coworker Philando Castile in 2016, won a seat representing Saint Paul's east side in 2020. The next year, questions mounted as to whether or not Thompson actually lived in the district he was representing after police cited him for a July 2021 traffic violation in Saint Paul and he presented a Wisconsin ID.  Multiple allegations of domestic abuse surfaced and Minnesota House DFL voted to expel Thompson from its caucus.

Why Do We Tolerate Crime?  I wrote yesterday about the appalling murder — call it what it was — of five young Somali women by a career criminal named Derrick Thompson.  Derrick is the son of John Thompson, a former DFL legislator who is best known as an anti-police activist, and who also has a considerable criminal record, largely related to traffic violations.  Derrick Thompson was clocked at 95 to 100 mph on Highway 35W, probably the Twin Cities' busiest highway.  Before the Highway Patrol could pursue him, he exited the highway off a down ramp to Lake Street and immediately ran a red light, essentially vaporizing a car containing the five innocent young women.  [Video clip]  Twin Cities media outlets are focusing on the less-than-vital question of how that video leaked to the press.  That seems to be of more moment, in their eyes, than the five lives that were lost, and the left-wing criminal justice system that made the whole thing possible.

Prosecutors Quietly Drop Five Charges Against Democrat Megadonor Sam Bankman-Fried, Likely To Walk.  The crypto founder who stole $4 billion and gave half of it to Democrat candidates.  If he were a Republican he would be in federal prison for life.  This is Democrat justice.  Legal Analyst: "The prosecution is busily dismantling their own case to a degree that's obvious.  Someone doesn't want SBF to get any jail time."  [Tweet]

The Editor says...
If he goes to jail, he might start singing.

Charges Against FTX's Sam Bankman-Fried Severed in High-Stakes Trial.  In a surprising turn of events, federal prosecutors in New York have made the decision to sever a number of criminal charges against FTX crypto executive Sam Bankman-Fried, with the possibility of trying him on those charges at a later date.  This decision comes in response to a recent ruling in the Bahamas, where Bankman-Fried can challenge the additional charges.  In a ruling on Thursday, a judge granted the request from prosecutors to split the high-profile criminal trial into two separate proceedings due to concerns that a Bahamian court's review could cause delays.

Cabinet secretary admits to lying under oath - why does she still have her job?  Jennifer Granholm is the Secretary of Energy, a high-level position in the Biden administration.  She sent a letter to Congress on Friday admitting to lying during her testimony under oath addressing her ownership of individual stocks.  Top government officials in charge of policy-making are not supposed to own stocks in companies that may present a conflict of interest.  Not only did she not completely divest all the stocks she owned, but she also kept six that were in her portfolio.  During her confirmation process, she told the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee that she did not own any individual stocks.  She did so under oath.  She didn't mention the six she held on to.  She sent a letter to the committee leadership on Friday in which she admits that she made a "mistake" in her testimony.

It's Past Time For Republicans To Impeach Biden And All His Top Officials.  We now have more evidence that Joe Biden is a criminal than Democrats faked in order to spy on and then impeach Donald Trump twice, hamstringing his entire four years in office.  Yet Trump has become the first president in U.S. history to be raided by the FBI and now indicted — over documents the Department of Justice will not identify, even to courts.  The indictment is a scam, on every level.  It is pure treachery designed to make a mockery of the American justice system to persecute Democrats' top political enemy.  Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden, Mike Pence, and Barack Obama all had "documents disputes," and none of them were indicted despite several of their offenses being clearly far worse than what's on the table with Trump.  The indictment is a farce.  And it's a dangerous one, as a very public and high-level weaponization of America's legal system for political purposes.  This is banana republic behavior, folks, and it's destroying what's left of the American constitutional order that preserves for all of us a way of life unparalleled in human history.

This is a joke that will be repeated over and over by the media and other Dems: 'No one is above the law'.  Here is a short list of people who have essentially been above the law no matter how many lies they tell under oath or how many crimes they commit.
  •   Hillary Clinton
  •   Lois Lerner
  •   Eric Holder
  •   James Clapper
  •   Adam Schiff
  •   Fifty-one former intelligence officials who vouched for a fictitious document to elect a corrupt Democrat.
  •   Andrew McCabe
  •   James Comey
  •   Joe Biden
They can commit fraud by lying to the FISA Court to illegally spy on political opponents.  They can lie to Congress and hide documents and the corrupt Justice Dept will let them off.  They can illegally target political opponents at IRS[.]  They can mishandle classified documents and destroy computers if they want, and corrupt officials will say that no one will prosecute such crimes.

Biden Energy Secretary Granholm Lied to Senate Under Oath About Stock Ownership.  It has just been revealed that Biden's Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm lied to the Senate under oath about the stocks she owns.  She admitted in a letter that she 'mistakenly' misinformed the Senate about her stock ownership and that her spouse owns stock in Ford, a company that is directly impacted by her work.  Will there be investigations and arrests?  After all, no one is above the law.  Isn't that what we're being told every day?

Recipe for Disaster: A Democrat President and a Democrat Senate.  Alejandro Mayorkas, the Secretary of Homeland Security who keeps insisting the southern border is secure, intervened to help obtain a sentence commutation for the son of a major Democrat Party donor.  The son was a convicted drug dealer.  Then U.S. attorney Mayorkas approached the White House in 2000 on behalf of Carlos Vignali, a convicted drug trafficker whom prosecutors said was a leading figure in a drug ring with nearly three dozen members that stretched from California to Minnesota.  Vignali's father was a wealthy real-estate developer and a substantial donor to California Democrats.  He persuaded more than nine important Democrat politicians to approach Bill Clinton on his son's behalf.  He increased his political donations as his son's trial began, then donated ever-increasing amounts to the Democratic National Committee during their convention in Los Angeles.  The Vignali family also contributed to Xavier Becerra's political campaigns prior to his advocacy for Carlos.  Becerra is currently the secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services.

Kentucky Democrat Who Lost Bid to Unseat McConnell Fined $10K for Ethics Violations.  The Executive Branch Ethics Commission of Kentucky has finally completed its investigation of Democrat Alison Grimes, a former secretary of state who ran an unsuccessful campaign for Senate against Sen. Mitch McConnell in 2014.  The commission, in a unanimous vote, has fined her $10,000 for abusing "her position and influence" to provide 18 Democratic candidates with official, confidential voter lists in violation of state law in an obvious attempt to aid their political campaigns.  The commission opened its investigation in 2021, after her father, Gerald "Jerry" Lundergan, a former state representative and former chairman of the Kentucky Democratic Party, was convicted of violating federal campaign finance laws.  Along with a political consultant, who was also convicted, Lundergan illegally funneled more than $200,000 from one of his companies to his daughter's Senate campaign.

Corruption Of President Biden — And Of The Justice Department, And Of The Media.  On Wednesday [5/10/2023] Congressman James Comer and some colleagues held their.long-promised press conference detailing new information about corruption of the President of the United States.  I happened to be driving at the time (not common for Manhattanites like me) and so listened to a portion of the event.  The oral presentation was expressed in general terms that mostly reiterated things that we already knew.  Added to our previous knowledge was information from recently produced and analyzed bank records that enabled pinpointing exact dates, sources and amounts of various payments from foreign entities to intermediary shell corporations and thence on to various Bidens. [...] And thus little by little we learn more details about our current President accepting large amounts of money from multiple foreign countries, one of which is our most significant geopolitical adversary.  I don't think I'm the only one whose jaw drops when I find out that our "leaders" at the very highest levels — in other words, the President — think that it's perfectly OK to take millions from foreign governments that include global adversaries, hide it with intermediaries and shell companies, and refuse to answer questions of any kind.  Wasn't there a time when the United States was a place where this kind of thing just was not done?

Puppy Dog Republicans [are] Afraid to Act.  Once again, virtually every phony charge against President Trump was proven to be false, virtually every claim he made about being spied on was proven true and the FBI has been revealed — again — to be a politically unethical organization far more concerned with tipping the electoral scales in favor of the Democrats than they are concerned with fighting crime.  The Durham Report is just the latest in a long line of negative findings about prominent Democrats that never seems to result in any of them paying any tangible penalty for their wrongdoing. [...] The examples of Democrat Party malfeasance go on and on, through the three-letter acronym agencies Like the FBI, CIA, and IRS, Democrat politicians like Adam Schiff, Eric Swalwell, and Elizabeth Warren who intentionally introduce false evidence into official government proceedings, have illicit affairs with hostile foreign operatives, and willfully misrepresent themselves to gain unfair professional advantage.

Is Adam Schiff About to Be Expelled From Congress?  In the aftermath of Special Counsel John Durham proving Congressman Adam Schiff lied to the American people for years about so-called "Russian collusion," House Speaker Kevin McCarthy is demanding accountability and hinting the California Democrat could be on his way out. [Tweet]  Late Tuesday evening, Republican Congresswoman Anna Paulina Luna submitted a resolution expelling Schiff from the House of Representatives.  [Tweet]

Liberal Justices Had Political Entanglements That Were Largely Ignored By Democrats.  Between 2004 and 2018, justices collectively disclosed taking 1,306 trips paid for by others, including 219 taken by Breyer, some of which were paid for by a wealthy Democratic donor family, according to Open Secrets.  Three of Breyers trips in 2018 were funded by the Chicago-based Pritzker family, which has donated millions of dollars to Democratic causes.  Breyer, who serves on the Pritzker Prize for Architecture jury, took two of those trips as part of that role.  Republican Texas Senator Ted Cruz highlighted Breyer's travel during Tuesday's Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Supreme Court ethics.  "In 2019, [Justice Breyer] traveled to New York City, to Vancouver and Paris," Cruz said.  "In 2018, Justice Breyer traveled to Ireland and Spain.  In 2016, he traveled to New York, Spain and France.  In 2013, he traveled to Norway, Sweden and Denmark.  In 2012, he traveled to Beijing and to London — all of this paid for by the Pritzker Foundation."  "I'm not suggesting that he is corrupt," Cruz continued.  "What I am suggesting is this committee is corrupt."

Democrat Rep. Dan Goldman Sold up to $15,000 in Bank Stock Two Days Before Value Plummeted.  Democrat Rep. Daniel Goldman (NY) sold up to $15,000 worth of stock in PacWest Bancorp just two days before the bank's stock took a significant plunge, according to his financial disclosures.  Goldman sold his PacWest Bancorp stock on March 6, when the institution's stock was valued at $27.40.  However, the value plummeted two days later amid news of Silicon Valley Bank's failure.  PacWest Bancorp's stock is currently valued at $3.42, a decline of more than 87 percent, as the Washington Free Beacon noted.

While we're talking SCOTUS ethics ... what about Sotomayor's?  Senate Democrats, led by Dick Durbin, seem obsessed these days with supposed appearances of impropriety by conservative Supreme Court justices.  Does that concern over the integrity of the court extend to its liberal wing — perhaps to its senior member taking in millions from a conglomerate with repeated cases before the court?  A justice who never bothered to recuse herself from them? [...] Sotomayor's defenders will push back on this by claiming that she at least disclosed those payments, while Clarence Thomas never disclosed his travel arrangements and other personal gifts from Harlan Crow.  That is a red herring, however.  In the first place, the disclosure rules for the Supreme Court didn't require Thomas to make those disclosures, although they do now.  In the second place, Crow didn't have business before the Supreme Court, so there was no conflict of interest at all.  To claim that Thomas is an equal or worse violator of ethics as Sotomayor is to invert the entire purpose of disclosure and ethics.

Liberal SCOTUS Justice Took $3M From Book Publisher, Didn't Recuse From Its Cases.  Liberal Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor declined to recuse herself from multiple copyright infringement cases involving book publisher Penguin Random House despite having been paid millions by the firm for her books, making it by far her largest source of income, records show.  In 2010, she got a $1.2 million book advance from Knopf Doubleday Group, a part of the conglomerate.  In 2012, she reported receiving two advance payments from the publisher totaling $1.9 million.  In 2013, Sotomayor voted in a decision for whether the court should hear a case against the publisher called Aaron Greenspan v. Random House, despite then-fellow Justice Stephen Breyer recusing after also receiving money from the publisher.  Greenspan was a Harvard classmate of Mark Zuckerberg's who wrote a book about the founding of Facebook and contended that Random House rejected his book proposal and then awarded a deal to another author who copied his book and eventually turned it into the movie The Social Network.  In 2017, Sotomayor began receiving payments each year from Penguin Random House itself, which continued annually through at least 2021, the most recent disclosure available, and totaled more than $500,000.

Liberal SCOTUS Justice Caught in Scandal That Blows Up Recent Left-Wing Attacks.  There's one certainty in politics.  If a Democrat is accusing a Republican of doing something, it is the Democrat who is inevitably actually doing it.  That dynamic played out again Wednesday after a major revelation about Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor called into question all the recent left-wing attacks on Justices Clarence Thomas and Neil Gorsuch. [...] These attacks have been absolutely ridiculous, but that didn't stop Senate Democrats from calling a hearing to furiously wag their fingers.  Well, they are going to have to call another hearing because it's been revealed that Sotomayor took $3.6 million from a book company that did have business before the court at the time.

Democrat Lawmaker Lois Frankel Sold First Republic Stock Before It Crashed by 80%.  Investor Matt Allen posted an interesting tweet on how one Democrat lawmaker was able to wade through the collapse of First Republic Bank.  Congresswoman Lois Frankel sold First Republic Bank in March before the stock dropped 80%[.]  After she sold First Republic, she bought JP Morgan Chase which just bought First Republic.  She clearly had inside information.

GOP Arizona State Representatives File Formal Ethics Complaint Against House Democrat Who Was Caught Red-Handed Stealing Bibles.  Three GOP Arizona State House members have filed a formal ethics complaint against Democrat Arizona State Rep. Stephanie Stahl-Hamilton, citing " for unethical conduct and behavior undignified of a Member of the Arizona House of Representatives."  This comes after the Representative admitted last week to stashing bibles around the House members-only lounge in order to hide them from other members.  As The Gateway Pundit reported, Representative Stephanie Stahl-Hamilton, a so-called ordained minister, was caught by a security camera earlier this month hiding Bibles by stuffing them in couch cushions and the refrigerator of the House members-only lounge.

MTG Roasts Swalwell For Sleeping With Chinese Spy During Hearing.  In 2020, Democratic member of the House Intelligence Committee, Rep. Eric Swalwell, confirmed his past relationship with a woman named Fang Fang (or Christine Fang), who was suspected of being a Chinese intelligence operative.  On Wednesday, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene hilariously roasted Swalwell after he spoke during a congressional hearing, saying, "That was quite entertaining from someone that had a sexual relationship with a Chinese spy.  And everyone knows it!"

Dem Rep Listed As 'Co-Chair' Of Yet Another Nonprofit With Ties To Chinese Communist Party.  California Democratic Rep. Judy Chu is listed as the "co-chair" of an organization that includes several members with ties to alleged Chinese Communist Party (CCP) overseas influence operations, a Daily Caller News Foundation investigation found.  In 2014, Chu, who the DCNF previously discovered was listed as a member of two other nonprofits with apparent ties to Chinese intelligence, joined the "International Federation of Chamber of Commerce [sic]" (IFCC), an organization that shares a website and personnel with the California-based 501(c)(6) nonprofit U.S.-Chinese General Chamber of Commerce (UCCC), according to UCCC's website and images from IFCC's launch.  Chu is currently listed as "co-chair" on UCCC's website.  By its own admission, UCCC and IFCC have cooperated with Chinese government agencies and CCP bureaus that the U.S. government has identified as influence operations, and since 2014, at least six of their leaders have variously served as members of the CCP, the Chinese government and/or alleged Chinese intelligence front groups.

Biden White House Is So Polluted With Sleaze It Should Be a Superfund Site.  There used to be a lot of talk in America about "respecting the office of the presidency" even if one found the current officeholder objectionable.  For most of my adult life, I've tried to do just that.  Then the questionable COVID-19 election gave us a president whose pudding brain is being run by a bunch of far-left psychos who don't respect the office at all.  Joe Biden's handlers have turned the office of the presidency into a cesspool of graft that makes Richard Nixon look like a soloist in a boys' choir by comparison.  It truly seems as if the mission statement of the Biden administration is to corrupt everyone in the Executive Branch on its way to destroying trust in our institutions and eventually the Republic itself.  The worst aspect of this Constitution-shredding presidency has been the way it transformed the Federal Bureau of Investigation from being a domestic security agency to a taxpayer-funded organized crime goon squad.  What little faith conservatives had in government has been shattered by that, and it's not going to be coming back.

Reports of Hundreds of Thousands of Likely Illegal Donations to Democrats — Totally Ignored by Republican Party.  Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) sent off a letter to the Federal Election Commission (FEC) demanding an investigation into the hundreds of thousands of small donations adding up to millions of dollars given to Democratic fundraising giant ActBlue in the past two elections. [...] The Gateway Pundit was the first to report that ActBlue was raising money using BLM as its front group.  ActBlue is the Democrats' funding apparatus.  We know this from our early reporting and from the fact that BLM later admitted this.  In 2022 Black Lives Matter announced in February 2022 that the organization was deactivating its fundraising pages on ActBlue.  This was after the Washington Examiner exposed that BLM was still accepting donations on the Democratic platform despite claiming it had stopped amid questions about its finances.  The Daily Caller confirmed that ActBlue was using BLM to raise money.

The Democrats Don't Want You to Read This Article About Their (Alleged) Money Laundering Scam.  Public records show some Democrat supporters appear to have been donating multiple small amounts of money — sometimes dozens of times per day — that add up to tens of thousands of dollars.  Naturally, the Department of Justice seems to be too busy to look into what is likely a colossal money-laundering scheme.  While the DOJ spends its time chasing "terrorist" parents who attend school board meetings and mother-daughter "insurrection" teams, individual straw donors are — apparently unwittingly — being used to make thousands of donations every year worth hundreds of thousands of dollars, if not more.

San Diego county supervisor sex scandal blowing up.  Back in January, I painted a little picture for you of what a socialist, woke hellhole the formerly idyllic San Diego had become.  Between banning natural gas, proposed mileage taxes, and rigging the scales so the votes of Democratic supervisors and their reps from populated sections of the county were weighted more than the rest, it certainly has meant good times for the ruling progressive junta.  There seems to have been seismic shaking going on over the past week and a half, with so many major Democratic players involved who have their fingers in so many plums in this pie, it'll take a minute to explain it all.  But what it might wind up doing is giving citizens of SanDiego a chance to get some of their own back.  We'll see.  Lemme try to sort it out.  Nathan Fletcher is the name of the county supervisor for District 4.  The former state assemblyman and Qualcomm exec is one half of a Southern California power couple, married in 2017 to a former Democratic assemblywoman now union boss named Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher.  He was, at one time, a Republican but got whipped twice running for San Diego mayor and realized what side his bread was buttered on.  His wife, already a major player, had lots of butter in 2018 with which to advance her new hubby's career.

Son of billionaire George Soros has visited the White House 14 times in just over a year.  The son of billionaire philanthropist George Soros made more than a dozen trips to the White House last year as he follows in his father's footsteps as a prolific Democratic networker.  Alexander Soros, 37, frequently posts shots of himself with Democratic politicians including Nancy Pelosi, Barack Obama and Sen. Chuck Schumer — whom he called a 'good friend.'  And recently-updated White House logs reveal he has visited at least 14 times since December 2021.

The Democratic Party's Foreign Sugar Daddies.  The Democratic Party may not be any good at cultivating a healthy economy, governing, or protecting the rights of average Americans, but they excel in all forms of election cheating.  Case in point:  Campaign finance fraud.  We've already covered [a recent] illegal campaign contributions indictment.  But don't think Democrats are content with merely sucking up illegal American contributions.  No, Democrats have also mastered the art of illegally sucking up illegal campaign contributions from foreigners abroad.

Leo DiCaprio's sworn testimony is a gross reminder of how the D.C. Establishment makes the sausage.  Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio recently testified at the trial of rapper Pras Michel, who stands accused of accepting money from Malaysian fugitive tycoon Jho Low, to influence U.S. politics.  First a bit of a background about Michel and Low.  Michel was a member of the hip hop band Fugees.  Low allegedly embezzled $4.5 billion from Malaysia's state investment fund, making it the biggest scandal of its kind in history.  Michel allegedly received over $100 million from Low.  Low allegedly recruited Michel to funnel the money to Obama's reelection bid using an illegal network of third parties paid for by foreign funds.  (Foreigners cannot donate to U.S. campaigns under federal election law.)  The prosecutors have accused Michel of receiving $21.6 million in payments from foreign accounts linked to Low, funds which the rapper then paid out to roughly twenty straw donors between June and November 2012.

Ari Fleischer: Conservative Prosecutors Have to Go After Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, Hunter Biden.  Some conservatives have suggested that the Democrat persecution of Trump won't stop until conservatives start going after Democrats in the same way.  Former George W. Bush spokesman Ari Fleischer is now one of them.  Last night on the Hannity show, he suggested that conservative prosecutors need to go after people like the Clintons and Hunter Biden.  [Video clip]

Rep. James Comer says two county attorneys have asked him how they can 'go after the Bidens'.  Rep. James Comer, R-Ky., said that two county attorneys from Tennessee and Kentucky have asked him how they can "go after" the Biden's following Former President Trump's indictment.  Comer made the comments on Wednesday on Fox & Friends.  "And I'll tell you, one of the things that I don't think it's been picked up a lot that's going to be a problem.  And I had two calls yesterday, one from a county attorney in Kentucky and one from a county attorney in Tennessee.  They were Republican, obviously, both states are heavily Republican.  They want to know if there are ways they can go after the Biden's now," Comer said.  He added that the Democrats have "opened a can of worms."

Exposed: RICO Election Crimes in Washington State.  If you think that the Organized Racketeering (RICO) Elections Crimes being exposed around the country (Arizona, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Nebraska, Wisconsin, and other states etc.) are not happening in Washington State, then you are sadly mistaken.  We are on to them, and are finding many ways the criminals are illegally manipulating (stealing) our elections.  As just one example, to see how large scale and serious the election fraud is in our state, go to the Federal Election Commission Website [elsewhere], on the left side of the page type in ANY Zip code in the provided field, and Not Employed in the Employer filter.  You will then see a screen of the names of the Contributors, notice the vast majority of their donations (.01 to $20) end up going to ActBlue (Dem Operatives).  The problem being, the record reflects that many of the individual donors are EACH donating, in many cases, hundreds or THOUSANDS of times between 01/01/2021 and 12/31/2022.

Indict One — and All?  The Left repeatedly breaks laws and long-held customs with impunity by weaponizing federal offices and bureaus, whether defined in the legal sphere by mostly exempting 120 days of mass rioting, looting, arson, mayhem, and lethal violence in the summer of 2020, or procedurally by denying the House minority leader the right to nominate his party members to committees, or ceremonially having the speaker of the House tear up the presidential State-of-the-Union Address on national television.  By any fair application of past tradition and the law, Joe Biden and Alejandro Mayorkas should be impeached for their deliberate efforts to subvert U.S. immigration law for political purposes.  By any just measure, Joe Biden should be the target of a special counsel's investigation to ascertain how and why the Biden family received hidden funds from foreign governments and whether Biden himself paid taxes on such large sums.

Forget 2,000 Mules; O'Keefe Points to 2,000 Donors.  Remember the documentary 2,000 Mules, where it was alleged that Democrats were illegally stuffing drop boxes by hiring agents to drop off ballots in the middle of the night?  Well, turns out that's not the only way Democrats have been manipulating elections.  James O'Keefe brings a new allegation of illegal campaign work.  This time via donations.

If 'No One Is Above The Law,' Democrats And Their Partisan Pawns Would Be Arraigned, Not Trump.  The same people who love lording "no one is above the law" over Americans are the ones who think they are above any semblance of oversight or law, or constitutionality.  If Democrats truly valued rule of law, illegal border crossers, Russia hoaxers, Jeffrey Epstein's clients, pro-abortion vandals, rioters, and the people who run corrupt government agencies like the Department of Justice, the FBI, the NSA, and the Manhattan DA's office would be the ones standing in court next week, not Trump.

Democrat Party's Prosecutorial Abuse Crusade to Rig 2024 Election Has Only Begun.  There are 19 months between now and Election Day 2024.  Trust me, what the Democrats have in store to rig the 2024 presidential election through prosecutorial abuse has only just begun.  To begin with, you have to remember just how vile and depraved the Democrat party has become.  To appease their demonic base, Democrats like Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi openly advocate for child mutilation, gay porn in elementary schools, mentally ill men invading the girls' locker rooms, and exposing little kids to the kind of depraved drag queens who want to expose themselves to kids.  What's more, to hold on to a U.S. Senate seat, Democrats were willing to kill John Fetterman.  Additionally, Democrats have openly aligned with the rioters, murderers, and cop killers in Antifa and Black Lives Matter.  Democrats are so eager for power and to replace Americans with more compliant illegal immigrants, they are willing to flood our country with the poison of fentanyl and enable sex trafficking, including the trafficking of children.

U.S. charges FTX's Bankman-Fried with paying $40 mln Chinese bribe.  U.S. prosecutors on Tuesday unveiled a new indictment against Sam Bankman-Fried, accusing the founder of the now-bankrupt FTX cryptocurrency exchange of paying a $40 million bribe to Chinese officials so they would unfreeze his hedge fund's accounts.  The new bribery conspiracy charge adds to the pressure on the 31-year-old former billionaire, who now faces a 13-count indictment over the November collapse of FTX.

Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm praises China.  What at first would appear to be a head-scratcher comes sharply into focus only when you understand that China is constantly increasing its greenhouse gas output without U.S. rebuke.  Its output is now greater than all the other developed nations combined!  Nothing the rest of the world (i.e.  America and Europe both committed to net zero) does will achieve Biden's stated goals to "save" the planet.  China greenlights two coal plants a week while the U.S. and Europe shutter their own, risking brownouts and people dying from the cold!  Why are we such zealots for dumping our traditional sources of energy with nothing on the near horizon to replace our needs?  Granholm knows what's going on, and, like our President, both are in the tank for an ever-ascendant China.

House Democrat Caught Running $30 Million Offshore Nonprofit in Tax Haven Islands.  Newly disclosed financial documents show that a House Democrat leading the charge against income inequality has stashed over $30 million in a tax-free international haven to support his nonprofit.  The Richard W. Goldman Foundation, which for a decade has provided charitable efforts on behalf of the disadvantaged, reported holding $32.2 million in investments harbored within the Cayman Islands, a renowned haven for wealthy individuals and corporations seeking to relieve tax burdens.  The organization was founded in 2012 by Democratic Congressman Daniel Goldman of New York.  Documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission list Goldman as financial director for the Goldman Foundation, giving him control over where and how its assets are managed.

Democratic Congressman Daniel Goldman of New York Holding $32+ Million in Cayman Island Bank Account.  Here's a fun little bit of datamining by the folks at TrendingPolitics.  Apparently, former DOJ apparatchik and current New York Representative Daniel Goldman is holding $32+ million in a Cayman Island bank account.  Goldman was one of Los Tres Amigos conscripted from the DOJ who was enlisted by Mary McCord to run the public face of the House impeachment effort against President Trump.  More recently sketchy Goldman attempted to run defense for the Mueller-Weissmann team during testimony about the Twitter files.  Considering his legal exposure to the multiple frauds he assisted and perpetrated, it seems part of his financial risk mitigation is to keep his bank accounts in the Cayman Islands.  Curiously interesting, because it's always worth noting what ammunition the Fourth Branch carries to keep their toadies in line.

A lot of major Democrat donors have a couple things in common.  Besides being major contributors to Democrats over the years, what else do the following people have in common?
  •   Alex Murdaugh
  •   Bernie Madoff
  •   George Soros
  •   Jeffrey Epstein
  •   Samuel Bankman Fried
  •   Mark Zuckerberg
  •   Marc Rich
They were all involved with serious crimes.  Besides committing murder, Murdaugh, was a serial thief.  Why hasn't the media demanded that Hillary, Biden, and others send back their contributions in order to help pay the victims?  Bernie Madoff was a career criminal who stole billions and some of that money went to politicians who were mostly Democrats.  I don't believe the politicians gave the money to a victim's fund.  George Soros was convicted of a felony in France and served no time.  He spends massive amounts of money on radical leftist causes to remake and destroy America, including supporting radical soft-on-crime prosecutors. [...] Marc Rich was on the most wanted list for a long time but all he had to do to be above the law was donate to the Clintons.

Democratic Corruption Revealed.  The Federal Election Commission (FEC) has been urged by an advocacy organization to look into payments made by Rep. Cori Bush to her spouse for personal security services during a campaign.  The Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust (FACT) requested that the FEC investigate whether Rep. Cori Bush and the campaign team might have misappropriated campaign money for their own use in a petition.  This request was lodged to Lisa Stevenson, the FEC's acting legal director, on Thursday [3/2/2023].  Bush's campaign paid Cortney Merritts, who is currently married to her, $60,000 in 2022 for security services, ignoring the fact he did not possess a personal security certification, which is required to offer these services in the St. Louis area.

Cori Bush Married Her Unlicensed Security Guard While Calling To Defund Police.  Rep. Cori Bush, D-Mo., married her unlicensed security guard to whom she funneled campaign cash while condemning police protection for poor people, according to a new report from Fox News.  Bush, a member of the left-wing "squad" in the lower chamber, dished out $60,000 for private security last year provided by her now-husband, Cortney Merritts.  Merritts, however, has no private security license, and a Fox News open-records request with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department turned up empty.  "When asked if Merritts ever had a private security license, the administrator said that the 'last security license issued to that individual expired in 2012,'" Fox News reported.  "The records search — which covered the city of St. Louis and its neighboring St. Louis County — encompasses Bush's entire congressional district."  Local regulations stipulate official security must be registered with authorities.

Cori Bush Paying Her Now-Husband $60,000 for 'Security' Just Turned Into a Bona Fide Scandal.  As RedState reported, Cori Bush recently got married.  But the fact that she found someone to put up with her wasn't the surprising part.  Rather, it was that the man, Courtney Merritts, was previously paid $60,000 by Bush's campaign to provide security services.  Even at first glance, the situation seemed suspicious.  Was this really just a serendipitous example of workplace love?  Or was Bush using the relationship as a way to funnel money back to herself?  Well, that question just got [...] a lot more complicated because Fox News is reporting that Merritts does not have a security license in Missouri.

Stacey Abrams Charity Has a $500,000 Problem In Its Latest Tax Filing.  Over half a million dollars is missing from the New Georgia Project, a discrepancy which experts say is grounds for state and federal investigations into the Stacey Abrams-founded group and the woman Abrams tapped to run it.  The New Georgia Project filed its 2021 Form 990 financial disclosure in January, two months after the form was due to the IRS, and three months after the charity's board chairman fired CEO Nse Ufot, Abrams's hand-picked leader for the group.  In the disclosure, the New Georgia Project reports a $533,846 consulting payment and a $67,500 grant to the Black Male Initiative, an obscure charity run in part by Ufot's brother, Edima, a former New Georgia Project employee.

Experts call for investigation into Stacey Abrams charity over missing $500,000.  Experts are calling for an investigation into a Stacey Abrams-founded charity over a large financial discrepancy.  The New Georgia Project, a minority-focused democracy advocacy group founded in 2013, was run by Nse Ufot, hand-picked by Abrams, until she was fired in October.  The group filed its 2021 Form 990 financial disclosure three months later, when the form was two months overdue, an investigation by the Washington Free Beacon found.  The group reported a $533,846 consulting payment and $67,500 grant to an obscure charity called the Black Male Initiative, run by Ufot's brother.  However, the group claims it never received any such payment.  The group provided its Internal Revenue Service filings to the outlet, which show $0 in consulting fees and just $255,000 from all sources.

Biden Family Values: They like to live large.  Joe Biden likes to advertise himself as ordinary 'Scranton Joe' who's a family man and "devout" Catholic to the public.  A look at news rolling out about Biden's extended family in the wake of recent scandals suggests a different story.  Far from being Lunchbucket Joe, House Biden is more like Venezuela's Maduro family, or Chavez family, or Cuba's Castro oligarchs. [...] All we have to do is look at the latest story from the Daily Mail about how Joe used his "pull" to get his ne'er-do-well niece Caroline a fancy new job she'd never have otherwise gotten as a convicted criminal on probation for a $100,000 credit card theft. [...] How [...] she managed to avoid prison for that is as mysterious as how Hunter Biden got into Yale.  That kind of stuff happens When You're A Biden, which almost sounds like a Broadway song.  What other Scranton Joe family has a "big guy" who can get every relative, down to nieces and nephews, out of any jam they get themselves into.  It wasn't just her.  Hunter Biden was time and time again spared charges and jail time over his tax evasion, his falsification of his gun permit application, evidence of bribery and influence peddling, and his numerous drug incidents.  He lived a wild and free-spending life at Chateau Marmont in West Hollywood as recently as 2018, around the time when he was occasionally driving old dad's Corvette from the Biden family garage where the misplaced classified documents were held.  He seemed to have gotten a sweet deal in his string of homes around the Venice, California area.

Schiff hit with ethics complaint one day into Senate campaign for using Trump impeachment video.  An ethics watchdog group on Friday asked the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE) to investigate Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., for using footage from the Senate floor in an ad announcing his run for the Senate.  The Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust (FACT) sent a complaint to the OCE's chief counsel that asked for an immediate probe into whether Schiff "abused official resources for political purposes" by using the video.

How the Deep State Destroyers Threaten Your Way of Life.  The Destroyers know they have limited time to do their mischief before they're found out.  Once light shines on them, like cockroaches, they'll scurry to the darkest recesses they can find.  These people know that the clock is ticking, and it is getting harder and harder to hide the damage they are doing to us all. [...] Those working to destroy us don't want — they even fear — a strongly ethical country.  We always come back to the obvious:  morality and ethics are essential to keep society on the straight and narrow.  We live in a world where 1 + 1 no longer equals two, and where doing the right thing can make you an object of ridicule or, even worse, see you sued, beaten up, or prosecuted.  Prosecutors aren't even prosecuting theft, hit and run, or assault in some jurisdictions.

Bipartisan coalition making new push to ban congressional stock trading.  A bipartisan group of lawmakers is making a new push to ban members of Congress from private stock trading.  It's an attempt to "demonstrate that lawmakers are focused on serving the interests of the American people — not their own stock portfolios," Rep. Abigail Spanberger, a Virginia Democrat, said in reintroducing the measure along with Texas Republican Rep. Chip Roy.  After failing to get a floor vote when last introduced in 2021, the "TRUST (Transparent Representation Upholding Service and Trust) in Congress Act," gained increasing support across the political spectrum in 2022 with 75 cosponsors, and its backers say that the number will grow even larger this time around.

Time to Impeach Biden.  When it was reported that Joe Biden had classified materials in his "office" at the University of Pennsylvania my first thought was wondering if Joe even knew where this "office" was.  Joe likes to lie about having been a professor at Penn, but everyone not him knows that's a pile [of] garbage — the guy never taught one course, just hammered massive checks (from money we now know came from the Chinese communist government).  But in the reality inside Biden's vacuous head he wears a cape to work and women clamor to be shoved against a wall and violated or simply to have their hair sniffed.  In the real world, we've spent the last year being lectured about the importance of handling classified materials.  Even Adam Schiff, who you'd think makes his living leaking classified materials to the media from the House Intelligence Committee, and Eric Swalwell, the moronic, gaseous boob who fell for the Fang Fang communist Chinese honey trap even a blind man could see coming, had stern words for Trump's actions.  Now, curiously, they're both silent over what Biden did.  Not because they have been booted from the Intelligence Committee by Republicans (Democrats had no problem with leaking classified materials and were likely so shocked that anyone would sleep with Swalwell, even a spy, that they let it slide), but because they simply are not honest people, nor do they care all that much about protecting the interests of the United States.

Bankman-Fried met with White House officials at least four times before FTX collapse.  Sam Bankman-Fried was no stranger to the White House.  The embattled cryptocurrency mogul, who has been accused of bilking FTX customers out of billions of dollars, met with Steve Ricchetti, a senior adviser to President Biden, on Sept. 8, according to Bloomberg News.  Visitor logs also show Mr. Bankman-Fried was at the White House at least three other times, including a pair of meetings on April 22 and May 12 with Mr. Ricchetti, and the following day with White House deputy chief of staff Bruce Reed.

Bankman-Fried: The worst-case scenario.  The widespread observation that "Sam Bankman-Fried didn't kill himself" demonstrates the level of cynicism about the fate of well-connected insiders when faced with the opportunity to spill their guts and incriminate the most powerful people in return for a lenient sentence.  The example of Jeffrey Epstein's death hangs like a cloud over Bankman-Fried. [...] If Ellison and Wang receive lenient or no punishment and Bankman-Fried also gets a merciful deal, the case will undeniably indicate that our system of justice is a joke.  When that perception is embraced by all levels of society, we regress to a state of nature where the powerful prey on the weak with no restraints.

Secret Backchannel Between White House and FTX Operative Revealed, Raises Serious Questions About Biden Involvement.  Sam Bankman-Fried, the man at the center of the FTX scandal, is back on US soil after having been extradited from the Bahamas to face federal charges.  Naturally, because our justice system is about as coherent as a two-year-old quoting Shakespeare, the notorious fraudster was immediately granted bail and is now spending the holidays with his family.  The American oligarchy is alive and well.  But I digress, there's a lot more to the FTX scandal than just Bankman-Fried's fate, and one of the more interesting aspects of the entire ordeal is just how close many Democrats were to him.  In fact, according to Politico, a Democrat operative and close advisor to Bankman-Fried named Sean McElwee had a direct backchannel setup with the White House.  [Tweet]

A Biden and Bankman-Fried connection emerging?  Thomas Lifson and other observers have noticed the strange kid-glove treatment that accused crypto-fraudster Sam Bankman-Fried has been getting since his arrest in the Bahamas after reportedly misappropriating and losing billions in customer funds.  It was natural to note the huge campaign funding Bankman-Fried delivered, particularly to Democrats, at least $40 million, making him their second-largest donor. [...] If Biden or his surrogates were talking to this guy, then it merits a congressional investigation as soon as the House changes hands.  The public has a right to know why this enterprise was shielded from regulation, saw its founder given the kid-glove treatment upon his arrest, and somehow managed to rip off billions undetected, with the only thing he needed to do was throw money at Democrats.  Note that most Democrats have yet to return their funds from his bad operation, and arguably won elections based on the stolen cash.

Reports of a quarter billion dollar 'bond' for Bankman-Fried are almost as fraudulent as the crimes of which he is accused.  The public is being bamboozled about the conditions for pretrial release of accused mega-fraudster Sam Bankman-Fried.  It is the worst possible signal to those who fear that his scores of millions of dollars of political donations have bought him kid-glove treatment by the judicial system.  The stories you read and hear from the media would have you believe that a "record" bail of $250 million has been paid to ensure that he doesn't flee the country or otherwise evade prosecution.  Where that figure comes from, I don't know, but this account from The Hill suggests that the federal prosecutors from the Southern District of New York had a hand in it: [...] Bankman-Fried stated in an interview with Andrew Ross-Sorkin of the New York Times at a public event that he had about $100,000 in funds available, so he was incapable of posting any bond beyond that amount.  And it turns out, it was his parents who signed a lien on their equity in their home in Palo Alto, California to guarantee payment of the quarter billion-dollar bond should Bankman-Fried forfeit his bond by fleeing to Dubai or some other trick.  Palo Alto real estate is extremely expensive, but I seriously doubt that their home is worth more than a small percent of the publicized amount of the bond.  But the media mostly do not report this fact, or if they do, they bury it.

The curious timing of 'scammy' Sam Bankman-Fried's crypto-bust.  When alleged crypto-fraudster Sam Bankman-Fried finished testifying at a congressional hearing last December, Democrat Maxine Waters, chair of the House Financial Services Committee, blew him a kiss as he walked by.  And why not, since the shambolic 30-year-old former multibillionaire is acknowledged to be the second-biggest donor to the Democrats, after George Soros.  He helped bankroll Joe Biden into the White House and had promised to donate $1 billion to help the party win the 2024 presidential election.  There are those, such as Elon Musk, who allege that SBF, as he is called, already has funneled $1 billion of stolen customer funds to Dem causes via various dark money PACs.  Others on Wall Street put the number lower, at maybe $500 million.

The Dinkins Magic Voting Machines.  Just days before voting in the 1993 David Dinkins/Rudolf Giuliani election, the New York Times reported that a number of voting machines had been found in a closed Manhattan school.  All the machines were loaded with votes for Democrat incumbent David Dinkins.  Voting proceeded without the help of those machines, and of course Rudy was elected.  But that was the end of it.  As far as I've been able to learn, there was no investigation, no inquiries, or, for that matter, any further reportage on it.  A Democrat attempt to steal the NYC mayoral election was flushed down the memory hole.

Elon Musk claims disgraced FTX crypto exchange CEO Sam Bankman-Fried donated more than $1 billion to Democrats and asks 'Where did it go?'.  Elon Musk has suggested that disgraced crypto exchange billionaire Sam Bankman-Fried donated more than $1 billion to Democrats before FTX's collapse.  Musk's allegation, if true, would mean SBF donated significantly more than the initially reported $40 million figure to Democratic politicians, ahead of his business's total meltdown.  On Friday, healthcare tech startup CEO Will Mandis tweeted:  'SBF donating $40m to not go to jail for stealing $10b+ is one of the highest ROI trades of all time,' referring to the known number in donations to Democratic politicians.

Sam Bankman-Fried: Why isn't that guy in jail?  Democrat mega-donor Sam Bankman-Fried, whose cryptocurrency platform FTX just collapsed in a hail of fraud allegations, pretty well walks around free to do what he pleases, out in the palmy Bahamas.  That raises questions as to what is going on here, why that guy isn't, like Bernie Madoff or the assorted Enron characters, in jail for his misappropriation of customer funds from his cryptocurrency exchange, FTX, through a secret "back-door," to his Alameda Research hedge fund, run by his kinky-weird ex-girlfriend, Caroline Ellison.  FTX did, after all, insist to its cryptocurrency platform customers that it would never use their deposits for speculative trading purposes.

Keywords:  Buying votes, money laundering, slush fund, graft.
Oakland Will Send Taxpayer Dollars To Residents So They Can Donate To Politicians.  Oakland, California, is set to give adult residents vouchers to donate to candidates for local office every other year, according to The San Francisco Chronicle.  Nearly 74% of the city's voters approved Measure W, mandating that the city biannually send four $25 dollar vouchers to residents 18 years of age and older for donations to mayoral, City Council or school board candidates, the outlet reported.  The program will be paid for with city general funds and include legal permanent residents who lack U.S. citizenship.

Recording Shows Warnock Campaign Calling Out-of-State Residents for Votes.  The Georgia runoff election is quickly approaching, with Herschel Walker and Raphael Warnock battling it out for the last undecided, US Senate seat of the cycle.  Naturally, that means electioneering is in full swing.  Warnock has famously received a metric ton of out-of-state cash, and now, he's apparently contacting out-of-state voters to vote for him.  Yeah, I'm as confused as you are.  Dom Lucre, who is a resident of Tennessee and hasn't lived in Georgia in years, was called by the Warnock campaign, and he recorded the entire exchange.  Here's what it sounded like.  [Tweet]

Handy dandy guide to media coverage of the FTX/Sam Bankman-Fried scandal.  The legacy media, especially those outlets that accepted donations from San Bankman-Fried, really wish the case would just go away. [...] Even those who were not on the take from the fraudster are uncomfortable with all the connections of the criminal conspiracy to funding Democrats, a few RINOs, Ukraine, and other sacred cows.  A lot of the best investigative digging is going to come from independent journalists, often self-publishing on Substack.

A Grand Unified Theory of the FTX Disaster.  So far as I can tell, everyone has this story wrong.  Many people put together some frame of the puzzle just fine, but this can be a dangerous distraction, so I'd like to take a shot at sorting it out. [...] Now, if you're thinking this is just a story of a bunch of narcissistic brats who lost a bunch of money, I understand your reaction.  But know that this misses the larger points.  You need to dig deeper. [...] As Whitney Webb has been pointing out in interviews, the story of Jeffrey Epstein is about much more than the lurid details of his sexcapades with underage girls.  Epstein was a specialist in financial crime — something the mainstream media somehow always fails to delve into.

FTX Donated $1 Million to McConnell-Aligned Super PAC Weeks before Declaring Bankruptcy.  The now-defunct cryptocurrency exchange FTX donated $1 million to the Senate Leadership Fund, a Super PAC associated with Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.), two weeks prior to declaring bankruptcy.  FTX first filed for Chapter 11 protection two weeks ago.  During the 2020 presidential campaign, now-former CEO Sam Bankman-Fried donated over $5 million to Joe Biden.  During the 2022 midterm election cycle, Bankman-Fried doled out $40 million dollars to mostly Democratic politicians, making him the party's second-largest financial backer after George Soros.  According to FTX's latest filing with the Federal Election Commission (FEC), the cryptocurrency exchange also gave $750,000 to Congressional Leadership Fund as well as an additional $150,000 to the American Patriots PAC, both of which support House Republican candidates.

Why did an FTX affiliated business park millions in a microscopically small rural bank?  [Scroll down] A quick interjection about cryptocurrencies.  They were billed as a new currency shared amongst a vast network of interlinked computers (blockchain).  This system protected the money from government control or interference.  However, I view it as a post-modernist dream, one that saw wealth created from nothing.  One needs real money to buy into crypto coin buyers are left with bytes while the real money (that is, government-backed currency tied to a country's wealth) goes to people like... Sam Bankman-Fried.  Crypto's value was tied to investor enthusiasm.  Think:  Tulipmania in Holland in the 1630s, or land in Florida in the 1920s.

Sam Bankman-Fried and FTX Cronies Gave $300k to House Committee Members Investigating Him.  Sam Bankman-Fried and executives at his cryptocurrency firm contributed hundreds of thousands of dollars to members of the House committee that will hold hearings next month on the company's collapse.  Bankman-Fried and his co-founders at FTX contributed $300,351 to nine members of the House Financial Services Committee, according to Federal Election Commission records.  Some of the largest contributions were to Democrats on the committee's Digital Assets Working Group, which worked on regulation of the crypto industry.  Rep. Maxine Waters (D., Calif.), who chairs the committee, announced a probe this week into FTX's collapse after the company declared bankruptcy, wiping out billions of dollars in customers' portfolios.

John Fetterman Disavowed 'Dirty' Corporate Money.  Then Came Sam Bankman-Fried.  Senator-elect John Fetterman (D., Pa.) disavowed "dirty money" from corporate interests in his Senate campaign.  Crypto scam artist Sam Bankman-Fried was an apparent exception, according to campaign finance records.  Web3 Forward, a pro-crypto super PAC funded heavily by Bankman-Fried, spent more than $210,000 on ads portraying Fetterman as a blue-collar hero who would not "get schmoozed by lobbyists," the New York Times reported.  Bankman-Fried, his crypto firm FTX, and one of his cofounders gave nearly $4.1 million to GMI PAC, another tech-oriented group that is the sole funder of Web3 Forward.

FTX had "substantial amount" of assets stolen, diminishing odds users will get their money back.  Lawyers for FTX Trading disclosed Tuesday that a "substantial amount" of assets has been stolen from accounts on the collapsed cryptocurrency exchange, diminishing the odds that its millions of users will get their money back.  The admission came Tuesday during FTX's first court appearance since the company declared bankruptcy.  Such hearings typically happen days after a filing, but this one was delayed because FTX's collapse came suddenly and management kept few if any records.

Raphael Warnock Campaign Covered in Controversy Heading into Runoff Election.  Sen. Raphael Warnock's (D-GA) campaign is covered in controversy stemming from his church's apartment building, his personal life, and his campaign spending habits, with less than three weeks until his runoff election in Georgia against Republican Herschel Walker.  Although Warnock earns a $7,417 monthly housing allowance from Ebenezer Baptist Church, the low-income apartment building his church owns is reportedly threatening to evict tenants for as little as $192 in unpaid rent.

Was FTX a Democratic Slush Fund?  Failed cryptocurrency exchange FTX was yet another Democratic money-laundering scheme, pundits claim.  Its now-disgraced former CEO Sam Bankman-Fried (SBF) catapulted himself to the echelons of Big Finance after founding the company in 2019.  He quickly became one of the youngest billionaires in the world — at least in reputation — and a darling of Democratic Party fundraisers.  Earlier this month, however, Bankman-Fried's $16-billion net worth imploded overnight when FTX's supposed $32-billion valuation evaporated.  Its rival Binance, the largest cryptocurrency exchange by volume, had planned to buy FTX but instead uncovered a liquidity crisis in the company and its hedge fund, Alameda Research.  Bolstering Alameda's balance sheet were billions in counterfeit FTX tokens (FTT) that propped up the trading firm's market value and made it appear liquid.

The Strange Morality of the Bay-Area Billionaire Left.  The FTX Bitcoin empire of 30-year-old CEO Sam Bankman-Fried is in shambles.  Or more specifically, his "dumb game" cryptocurrency exchange has destroyed thousands of lives.  Electronically, he may have robbed perhaps a million investors, and along with them hundreds of large institutional investors.  Mysteriously, only after the conclusion of the midterm elections, did we suddenly learn that this left-wing "philanthropist" and benefactor of Democratic politics, this megadonor to the quid pro quo puff-piece media, this con artist protected from federal securities regulators, had drained off, lost, hidden, or spent billions of dollars of other people's money.  As a result, the Bahamas-basking, tax-avoiding, polyamorous sybarite, and heartthrob of progressive moralists, now claims he has no wherewithal to honor his financial commitments to his own investors.

Is the IRS Letting Sharpton Run His Own Personal Piggybank?  Al Sharpton was BLM before there was a BLM and its grift is closely modeled on his work and that of Jesse Jackson.  Sharpton's habits aren't news to anyone.  The latest developments just reaffirm that the National Action Network is not only Sharpton's political platform, but maintains his lifestyle. [...] New York AG Letitia James, who has illegally targeted Trump and the NRA, would not be likely to investigate.  But Sharpton's habits do raise legal questions.  The National Action Network is a 501(c)(4) and while C4s have more leeway than C3s, they're not supposed to be the personal piggy banks of an executive or a group of them.

All the best crooks are Democrats.  [Scroll down] I am quite certain Republicans have taken money from frauds and moral midgets, but a pattern has emerged that is difficult to deny:  all the best frauds know how to curry favor, and they know that the best bet is to ally with the people who control almost all the levers of power in government.  That would be Democrats, even when Republicans are nominally in charge.  Democrats control the commanding heights of power and influence in America, and aren't afraid to use that power to clean up financially.  The schemers donate to Democrats, who use the money to gain power, use that power to protect the schemers, and the circle of life continues.

Gov Cuomo's New York Fraudulently Lost $11 Billion In Taxpayer Cash During Pandemic.  An audit found that "at least $11 billion in taxpayer cash" was handed out fraudulently during the Covid-19 pandemic, in New York alone.  Jobless claims soared then-Governor Andrew Cuomo's shutdowns and regulations handicapped the state.  According to Tom DiNapoli's audit of the mess the $11 billion loss was aided by "an already crumbling state unemployment system" and "loosened eligibility rules."  Perhaps even more shocking is that DiNapoli suggests there will likely be even more fraud uncovered.  "There was a good intent to get as much money out the door — but the problem was that it made the system even more susceptible to fraud, particularly with regard to identity theft," the comptroller said.

The Dem's FTX Scandal Is Only Just Beginning.  Not only was crypto-billionaire Sam Bankman-Fried's company, FTX, allegedly a fraud, but it spent huge sums on recent elections to get Democrats into office.  Was this a case of massive election fraud?  If so, it isn't just Bankman-Fried who should be punished.  In case you're not caught up on all this, FTX, a futures exchange for crypto-currencies including its own, exploded into the public's attention just after the election.  That's when it was revealed that FTX had questionably transferred or "loaned" some $10 billion to its sister company, Alameda Research, to "fund risky bets," a highly questionable move seemingly to shore up Alameda's finances.  And yes, FTX was a big deal.  It's [sic] name is on an NBA arena.  Its commercials featured NFL GOAT Tom Brady, as well as "Seinfeld" and "Curb Your Enthusiasm" creator Larry David.  That brought media reports about some of the money, around $1 billion, simply "disappearing."

Check Out The Elites Tied Up With FTX Con Artist And Mega-Democrat Donor Sam Bankman-Fried.  Not that long ago, Sam Bankman-Fried was on top of the world.  Sporting a net worth of approximately $15.6 billion, Bankman-Fried was the CEO of FTX, a cryptocurrency exchange platform launched in 2019 that had accumulated more than a million consumers by 2022.  At 30 years old, he was extremely successful — that is, until last week when he was exposed as a con artist.  After a Nov. 2 article from the digital currency news site Coindesk revealed that FTX and Bankman-Fried's cryptocurrency trading firm Alameda Research had notable overlaps on their balance sheets that called into question FTX's liquidity, users proceeded to withdraw $6 billion from the company, leading to its bankruptcy.  As Gizmodo reported, Bankman-Fried has "admitted to funneling billions of dollars in customer funds to his own hedge fund," which "upend[ed] the entire cryptocurrency sector."  Since his FTX's collapse, Bankman-Fried has lost nearly all of his accumulated wealth.

The Covid/Crypto Connection: The Grim Saga of FTX and Sam Bankman-Fried.  [Sam Bankman-Fried, the disgraced CEO of FTX, the once high-flying but now belly-up crypto exchange, [...] had the whole game going:  a vegan worried about climate change, supports every manner of justice (racial, social, environmental) except that which is coming for him, and shells out millions to worthy charities associated with the left.  He also bought plenty of access and protection in D.C., enough to make his shady company the toast of the town.  As part of the mix, there is this thing called pandemic planning.  We should know what that is by now:  it means you can't be in charge of your life because there are bad viruses out there.  As bizarre as it seems, and for reasons that are still not entirely clear, favoring lockdowns, masks, and vaccine passports became part of the woke ideological stew.

Disgraced FTX Founder Donated To Six RINOs Who Voted To Impeach Trump.  As most are well aware by now, the disgraced founder of FTX Sam Bankman-Fried was the Democrat party's second-largest donor just behind George Soros.  As reported by The Gateway Pundit, in the 2020 presidential election, Bankman-Fried dished millions to the Biden campaign and followed it up by handing out over $40 million dollars to democrats in the 2022 primaries and midterms.  Forbes reported last year that Bankman-Fried also donated to six RINOs who voted to impeach President Trump.

Enron Liquidator Overseeing FTX Bankruptcy Speechless: "I Have Never Seen Anything Like This".  [Scroll down] Because how else would one describe it when FTX's new CEO and liquidator, John Ray III, who also oversaw the unwinding and liquidation of Enron, admits that "Never in my career have I seen such a complete failure of corporate controls and such a complete absence of trustworthy financial information as occurred here."  And just in case his shock at FTX's fraud of epic proportions was not quite clear enough, he adds that "from compromised systems integrity and faulty regulatory oversight abroad, to the concentration of control in the hands of a very small group of inexperienced, unsophisticated and potentially compromised individuals, this situation is unprecedented."

Josh Hawley Warns Merrick Garland and Major Federal Regulators to Preserve All Communications With Failed Cryptocurrency Behemoth FTX.  Missouri Senator Josh Hawley has sent a letter to three officials appointed by the Bide White House demanding to know what they know about the diversion of customer funds into Democrat campaign contributions by cryptocurrency behemoth FTX even as that company was hurtling towards bankruptcy.  How much effect this letter will have remains to be seen.  Senator Hawley will still be in the minority when the new Senate meets.  Chuck Schumer has no interest in investigating a Democrat donor who gave $20 million to Joe Biden, spent $32 million in the midterms, and has pledged to spend $1 billion in 2024.  FTX went full Chornobyl last week, leaving a shaken cryptocurrency market and at least $2 billion in client investments without a trace; [...]

Ill-Gotten Gains: Crypto Kingpin's Donations Put Democrats in the Hot Seat.  The embattled crypto billionaire Sam Bankman-Fried, who is now under federal investigation and suspected of defrauding his investors, spent the election season shelling out cash to Democrats:  $865,000 to the Democratic National Committee, $1 million to Sen. Chuck Schumer's (D., N.Y.) Senate Majority PAC, and $6 million to the House Majority PAC.  With each passing day, it looks more and more like FTX's customers won't get their money back.  But Democrats won't say whether they're going to hang on to the cash.  The Democratic National Committee, Senate Majority PAC, and House Majority PAC did not respond to requests for comment about Bankman-Fried's donations.  The White House has also not weighed in on Bankman-Fried's $5 million contribution to Future Forward PAC, which spent $74 million in support of Biden in 2020.

Sam Bankman-Fried Is Not Alone: Some of History's Greatest Monsters Were Democratic Megadonors.  Sam Bankman-Fried, the digital guru who earlier this year pledged to spend as much as $1 billion in support of Democratic candidates, is under federal investigation after the cryptocurrency exchange he founded declared bankruptcy amid accusations of fraud and financial mismanagement.  Bankman-Fried is the latest in a long line of Democratic megadonors to be accused of egregious criminal acts.

The $32 Billion Crypto Scammer.  "The Next Warren Buffett."  That's how Fortune magazine dubbed Sam Bankman-Fried, the crypto wunderkind who wore shorts, schlubby socks, and sneakers on stage with Bill Clinton and Tony Blair.  But Bankman-Fried, worth an estimated $32 billion at his height, wouldn't just be a financial oracle like Buffett.  He would also be the second-coming of George Soros:  By the end of this midterm election cycle, he'd become the second largest donor to the Democratic Party.  Over the past few days, all of that has come spectacularly undone.  Now, Bankman-Fried looks, at best, like the original storyline for Michael Saylor of Microstrategy during the Dotcom bust.  Or, more likely, like Elizabeth Holmes of Theranos infamy.  Or, with increasing plausibility, like a less civic-minded Bernie Madoff.  Tens of thousands of people who invested their savings on various FTX exchanges have likely been wiped out.  FTX employees have quit en masse.

Ukraine 'partnered' with top Dem donor's crypto company FTX as Biden admin funded war effort: report.  The multi-billion dollar cryptocurrency company FTX, run by CEO Sam Bankman-Fried, the second biggest Democrat donor right after George Soros, collapsed last week as details emerged regarding their financial practices, which led to a run by customers on FTX.  FTX did not have the funds to pay out.  It was also revealed that FTX had partnered with Ukraine to process donations to their war efforts within days of Joe Biden pledging billions of American taxpayer dollars to the country.  Ukraine partnered with FTX as the Biden administration funneled funds to the invaded nation, and FTX then made massive donations to Democrats in the US.

Relationship Among FTX, Ukraine, and Democrats Sparks Speculation.  Is there a questionable relationship between Sam Bankman-Fried's bankrupt FTX, Ukraine, and the Democrats? [...] Bankman-Fried was the second-largest Democratic donor for the 2021-22 cycle, donating $39.8 million.  This was behind George Soros's total donations of $128 million.  Bankman-Fried gave the most amount of money to the Protect Our Future PAC, a group that "endorsed Democratic candidates such as Peter Welch, who won his bid to become Vermont's next senator, and Robert J. Menendez of New Jersey, who secured a House seat," according to Fortune.  But this past summer, Bankman-Fried suggested that he could've spent $1 billion on the midterm elections to support the Democrats, although he stepped away from this proposition.  In the first half of 2022, he contributed $865,000 to the Democratic National Committee, $66,500 to the Democratic Senate Campaign Committee, and $250,000 to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.  In addition, Bankman-Fried made multiple visits to the White House.

Crypto 9/11 is now under way — a "controlled demolition" event to usher in HEAVY regulation.  9/11 was a catastrophic event that, in many ways, was allowed to take place in order to justify the expansion of the Patriot Act which legalized intelligence community spying on the American people.  It also set off decades of expansion of the U.S. police state that has since morphed from a "war on terror" to a war on the American people.  This was always the plan, of course.  9/11 was allowed to take place so that public outrage would accompany legislative and executive efforts to enslave the American people under a surveillance state.  Now, a similar play is being run in the crypto space.  The FTX collapse was engineered from the get-go.  It was an inevitable outcome of the crypto exchange platform which primarily functioned as a slush fund money laundering operation to fund Democrat election campaigns as part of the 2022 mid-term rigging ops.  Now that FTX has collapsed — an event that was engineered into the company's operations from the very start — the calls for heavy-handed regulation are emerging right on cue.

Cancelling cash.  Many governments want to gradually phase out cash and are aiming for purely digital currencies in the future.  European citizens have long feared this step towards the abolition of cash and tighter controls:  in public consultations, almost every second response was concerned about the protection of privacy.  The fact that this course is quite controversial was made clear recently by the new Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni — she announced that she wanted to increase the upper limit for cash payments in Italy from the current 2000 to 10 000 euros, the same amount as in Germany.  WEF-star, The Netherlands, meanwhile is marching full steam ahead in the opposite direction.  If Finance Minister Sigrid Kaag has her way, all transactions over 100 euros will be monitored by the banks in the future — a massive invasion of privacy.  In addition, unsurprisingly, the minister is campaigning for the introduction of the digital euro.

FTX + Ukraine = Money Laundering?  The details are beyond me, but the concept seems pretty simple.  The legislature of a powerful government — call it 'the US Congress' — authorizes payment of tens of billions of dollars to the Ukrainian government to help them fight Russia.  Ukraine skims at least some of that money — remember, it's tens of billions — and sends the skim to FTX, which is already active sending bitcoin to Ukraine.  FTX, through its founder Sam Blankman-Fried, then becomes a major donor (second only to George Soros) to the dominant political party of that powerful foreign government (call the party 'Dems') that supported Ukraine.  That's a pretty tight, circular flow of money, and it's popularly known as a kickback. [...] There are some circumstantial connections, however — beyond Ukraine being the most corrupt government on earth and the Dems, which long corrupt ties to Ukraine, being the most corrupt political party on earth: [...] Whether or not FTX was a total fraud isn't the important question for our purposes.  The important question is, Where did FTX get all that money that FTX founder Sam Blankman-Fried sent to the Dem campaigns?

Alice in Crypto Land.  Unregulated crypto was nice while it lasted.  Meet Sam Bankman-Fried, 30, the youthful nouveau-riche "founder" of a bizarre Ponzi scheme concealed behind stacks of opaque buzzwords and constructed on a mountain of lies, political shenanigans, deep-state hanky-panky, and of course Ukrainian mega-fraud. [...] Sam Bankman-Fried started FTX in May, 2019, a few months after his mother started her own PAC, and thirteen days after Joe Biden announced his presidential campaign.  The new company would become so successful so quickly that Bankman-Fried would become the second-largest Biden donor, right behind our good friend George Soros.  FTX is headquartered in the Bahamas, where Sam lives in a luxury penthouse suite with ten roommates.  Or, "lived" until quite recently.  Fox News reported that Bankman-Fried was the second largest democrat donor in this election cycle, blasting at least $38 million at leftist causes, PACs, and candidates.  Earlier this year, Sam told reporters he planned to spend between $100 million and $1 billion on the presidential election in 2024, to help keep democrats in the White House.

Dem Megadonor Under Federal Investigation Bankrolled Lawmakers Overseeing The Agency He Was Lobbying.  Sam Bankman-Fried, prolific Democratic donor and ex-CEO of now-bankrupt cryptocurrency exchange FTX, funded the campaigns of members of Congress overseeing the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), one of the key bodies tasked with regulating the crypto industry and the subject of Bankman-Fried's aggressive lobbying.  Bankman-Fried's FTX is currently under investigation by the CFTC and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) after Bankman-Fried allegedly moved $10 billion in client assets from his crypto exchange to his trading firm Alameda Research, and a liquidity crisis at his exchange which prompted the company to file for bankruptcy.  However, prior to the agency's probe, Bankman-Fried aggressively courted the CFTC — and funded several key lawmakers charged with overseeing the agency, pouring cash into their campaign coffers.  The CFTC is charged with regulating certain elements of the crypto marketplace, including digital assets that are commodities as well as crypto exchanges and clearinghouses.

Tens of Billions of US Dollars Were Transferred to Ukraine and then Using FTX Crypto Currency the Funds Were Laundered Back to Democrats in US.  Did you ever wonder where all those billions of dollars were going in Ukraine?  Did you ever wonder why anyone was trusting the elites in US politics like the Bidens with billions in funds going to Ukraine?  Today it turns out that these were excellent questions.  We have information that the tens of billions of dollars going to Ukraine were actually laundered back to the US to corrupt Democrats and elites using FTX cryptocurrency.  Now the money is gone and FTX is bankrupt.  As reported earlier, the FTX crypto company gave at least $40 million to Democrat candidates and causes in the midterms.  Sam Bankman-Fried is Biden's second biggest donor.

FTX founder and two senior execs are 'under observation by authorities' holed-up in luxurious Bahamas resort.  The founder and former CEO of collapsing crypto trader Sam Bankman-Fried is said to be holed up with members of his inner circle in the Bahamas while his empire collapses around him.  Bankman-Fried, 30, resigned from FTX on Friday, as the crypto exchange filed for bankruptcy and reports emerged that up to $2 billion in client funds had vanished from the company's books in recent weeks.  According to Coin Telegraph, the disgraced former CEO is holed up at the Albany Tower alongside FTX co-founder Gary Wang and the company's director of engineering Nishad Singh.

Yes, Your Taxpayer Dollars Were Filtered Through Ukraine, Into FTX, and Then Used to Fund Democrat Campaigns.  They say we should follow the money.  Some people did and it led them in one big circle that started in the Biden-Harris regime, lined pockets in Ukraine, got sent to failed crypto company FTX, and then into the coffers of Democrat campaigns and super PACs.  And yes, this is very much illegal.  We covered this in part yesterday but there needs to be more context.  According to The Post Millennial:  ["]The multi-billion dollar cryptocurrency company FTX, run by CEO Sam Bankman-Fried, the second biggest Democrat donor right after George Soros, collapsed last week as details emerged regarding their financial practices, which led to a run by customers on FTX. FTX did not have the funds to pay out.  It was also revealed that FTX had partnered with Ukraine to process donations to their war efforts within days of Joe Biden pledging billions of American taxpayer dollars to the country.  Ukraine invested into FTX as the Biden administration funneled funds to the invaded nation, and FTX then made massive donations to Democrats in the US.["]

Ukraine, a Ponzi Scheme, and a Top Democrat Donor Raise Serious Questions.  As RedState reported, crypto-exchange FTX collapsed after its much-lauded founder, Sam Bankman-Fried, appeared to make improper transfers of customer money.  Somewhere between $1-2 billion of that amount has now gone missing and Bankman-Fried also has disappeared.  What makes this so interesting, though, isn't just that a lot of really wealthy people got scammed.  It's that Bankman-Fried also happens to be one of the top donors to the Democratic Party.  In fact, outside of George Soros, no one has done more to bankroll Democrat efforts since the 2020 election.  Joe Biden alone received a whopping $5.2 million.  But here's where things get even weirder.  Apparently, while the United States was bankrolling Ukraine and its war effort, that country's leaders were investing money into FTX. [...] There are so many questions that arise from this.  For example, why is Ukraine, which we are all assured is broke and needs US taxpayer money, playing around with a Democrat-linked crypto company?  This wasn't just about accepting donations through the portal.  The report specifically says that Ukraine actively invested money in FTX.

Catching Up With Crypto And The Burgeoning FTX Scandal.  This FTX story may have some legs, although the usual suspects are probably already busy covering the trail.  The principle governing this is, again, a simple one.  Crypto is a fraud, probably designed as such for special purposes.  Therefore, expect fraud almost everywhere you look in that field, and especially when large amounts of money are involved. [...] There's a history here, and it looks like political connections and political fundraising were part of the mix from the get go.  Major red flag, when coupled with unregulated money and Zhou.

It sure looks like the Democrat nominee for Oklahoma governor violated state laws.  Joy Hofmeister, Oklahoma superintendent of public instruction, is the Democrat nominee for governor.  She is challenging incumbent Republican Governor Kevin Stitt.  No one is more surprised than I am that Oklahoma's gubernatorial race is even in play.  It's currently listed as a toss-up by Real Clear Politics aggregated averaging, with Hofmeister up over Stitt by 1 point in the most recent poll.  Oklahoma gubernatorial race is one of the midterm election cycle's sleeper races.  Recent polls have not been good news for Stitt.  As I wrote last week, Hofmeister was a Republican until she decided to run against Stitt for governor.  She switched to the Democrat Party in order to run.  If she wins, she will be the first Democraat to win a statewide office in Oklahoma since 2006.

A Powerful Pritzker Administration Insider Cashed In as a Consultant.  Shortly after she left her state job as a senior adviser to Gov. J.B. Pritzker, longtime political operative Nikki Budzinski collected more than $500,000 in consulting and other fees in 10 months, including more than $80,000 from a Springfield lobbyist Budzinski helped while working for the governor.  At least $100,000 of that payday came from progressive organizations that don't disclose their donors — despite Budzinski now running for Congress downstate as a Democrat in the 13th District on a platform that includes getting "dark money" out of politics, a Better Government Association examination of government records found.

Soros Bucks, Private Jets Found in Pennsylvania AG Josh Shapiro's 11,000-Page Campaign Finance Report.  The campaign finance report for Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro, Democrat gubernatorial candidate, is tall enough to ride a rollercoaster.  It would take 22 reams of paper to print all 10,983 pages of his most recent campaign finance report.  That's 55 inches tall.  Within those pages are three contributions totaling $120,000 from the family of far-left billionaire George Soros, who has funded the campaigns of soft-on-crime district attorneys now in office in major cities across the nation.  On June 29, George Soros' son, Jonathan Soros, who lives in New York, gave Shapiro $10,000.  The next day, June 30, Jennifer Soros, Jonathan Soros' wife, contributed $10,000.  On Aug. 8, Andrea Soros, George Soros' daughter, gave Shapiro $100,000.  The large number of special interest donations may explain why Shapiro has raised significantly more than state senator and Republican gubernatorial candidate Doug Mastriano.

Top Democrats enrich themselves and their family members with campaign funds.  Just yesterday [10/18/2022], Fox News reported about top House Democrats such as Maxine Waters and James Clyburn generously paying family members from campaign funds.  Karen Waters, Maxine's daughter received more than $1.2 million from Waters's campaign for the past two decades.  What was Karen's function?  Her firm, 'Progressive Connections' organized 'slate-mailing operations' to bolster Maxine's re-election in 2003.  A Federal Election Commission (FEC) notice filed by Citizens for Waters shows that Karen Waters received a total of $16,000 from the committee this quarter for "slate mailer management fees."  Slate mailing is a practice where campaign pamphlets with a list of candidates and the issues they stand for are mass-mailed to voters.  Critics have branded them deceptive and misleading.  In 2004, the Los Angeles Times revealed that the Waters campaign had paid $1 million to other family members for the past eight years.

Top House Dems continue paying family members thousands of dollars using campaign funds.  Top House Democrats Maxine Waters and James Clyburn have continued to shell out tens of thousands of dollars in campaign funds to their family members ahead of the November midterm elections.  The re-election campaign for Waters, the U.S. House Financial Services Committee chairwoman, paid a total of $16,000 to the congresswoman's daughter in four separate payments in July and September of this year.  Karen Waters, who has been organizing slate-mailing operations to bolster her mother's re-election since 2003, and her company, Progressive Connections, have received more than $1.2 million from Waters' campaign over the past nearly two decades.

Where is all of Stacey Abrams' PAC money going?  After Stacey Abrams lost her 2018 bid to be the next Governor of Georgia (not that she admitted the loss until recently), she founded a political action committee named Fair Fight PAC that was intended to "combat voter suppression" in the Peach State, which she blamed for her loss or unacknowledged victory, depending on which day you asked her.  Fair Fight PAC has since raked in a considerable flow of cash from liberals around the nation who sympathized with her unfair treatment at the hands of the corrupt Republicans in Georgia or whatever.  But where has all of that money been going?  A recent investigation by Fox News dug into some of the PAC's financial disclosure statements and came up with some very curious results.

Critics say NYC Parks Department is a patronage mill for Mayor Adams' pals.  The Adams administration has quietly tapped a City Council member's wife and another top Bronx Democratic supporter to fill two, high-ranking, $177,000-a-year Parks Department jobs, The [New York] Post has learned.  The Parks Department in August gave Jessenia Aponte, wife of Councilman Rafael Salamanca (D-Bronx), a huge promotion that comes with a $72,000-plus raise, naming her Bronx borough commissioner.  In another under-the-radar move, the agency last month handed Anthony Perez, former executive director of the Bronx Democratic Party, the job of Manhattan borough commissioner.  Both Salamanca and Perez campaigned heavily for Eric Adams during his successful 2021 mayoral run, helping him lock up key Hispanic voting bases, especially in the Bronx, according to multiple sources.

Georgia Officials Are Probing Raphael Warnock's Church.  Georgia is investigating a charity run by the church where Democratic Georgia Sen. Raphael Warnock is a pastor due to concerns about its legal status, according to The Washington Free Beacon.  The Ebenezer Building Foundation is soliciting charitable contributions and operating as a charitable organization but isn't registered as one in the state of Georgia, according to a letter from the Securities and Charities Division Georgia Secretary of State office.  The letter urged the organization to register by Nov. 2 and noted that it could be subject to administrative penalties.  Ebenezer Baptist Church attempted to evict poor tenants from a building it owns while Warnock publicly railed against evictions in 2020, reports revealed earlier this week.  The building was listed as a home for the mentally disabled and chronically homeless in a grant application.  The revelation triggered an investigation into the nonprofit status of the Ebenezer Building Foundation, the charity run by Warnock's church.

New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell vows to return $30,000 she blew on first-class flights after saying it was 'unsafe' for a black woman to fly economy.  LaToya Cantrell, the controversial Democratic mayor of New Orleans, has said she will repay the city for $30,000 she claimed in city cash for first class flights after living rent-free in a government apartment just three miles from her house.  The mayor was forced to pay for the flights after a city attorney was brought in who determined that Cantrell, as a city employee, was obliged by policy to seek the cheapest fares or reimburse the city for deluxe expenses.  Cantrell spent around $10,000 on her own flat bed seat and blew a similar amount on a first-class return to France earlier this year — while her aides traveled in coach.

NOLA mayor finds herself in hot water... again.  This woman is a magnet for corruption investigations.  Let's do a quick tally.  New Orleans was named as the city with the highest per capita murder rate.  Then, due to a shortage of police, [Mayor LaToya] Cantrell spit balled that she may have to cancel Mardi Gras over safety and security concerns.  That didn't go over well.  So, almost immediately, she walked that threat back.  Next thing you know, there's a recall petition being organized.  There was a big hullabaloo over the fact that the mayor flies first class to go overseas and yet her staff and security fly coach.  So, there's an investigation into this and calls for her to reimburse the city for the ticket price differences ($30,000).  She refuses to do so, saying she has to fly first class because it's really dangerous for black women to travel, or something.  And, finally, there is an investigation being launched into a non-profit Cantrell founded.  She's racking up quite a list of no-nos.  Oh yeah, I almost forgot — she attended the trial of a juvenile in a mentorship program who was charged with carjacking.  She supported him over the victim.

After Seattle protests, texts from mayor's phone were deleted, court filing shows.  A newly disclosed forensic analysis has found that 191 texts were manually deleted from an iPhone of former Mayor Jenny Durkan in the months after her administration's controversial response to racial justice protests in June 2020, according to the latest filings in a federal lawsuit.  The previously unknown manual text deletions from Durkan's phone — along with other new details, including that "factory resets" were performed on phones of six other city officials in fall 2020, resulting in the deletions of thousands of other text messages — are among the revelations contained in the findings of an expert's 32-page report completed in April.  The expert's report, along with a host of other exhibits, was filed in U.S. District Court in Seattle late Wednesday to bolster new arguments raised by attorneys for several businesses and residents suing the city for damages they say were caused by Seattle's weekslong tolerance of a sprawling protest zone two years ago.

Ex-Democratic congressman sentenced to prison in years-long Pennsylvania election fraud scheme.  Expelled former Democratic congressman Michael "Ozzie" Myers has been sentenced to 30 months in prison for federal election fraud dating back to 2014, the Justice Department said Tuesday, and was immediately taken into custody.  Myers, 79, pleaded guilty in June to conspiracy to deprive voters of civil rights, bribery, obstruction of justice, falsification of voting records, and conspiring to illegally vote in a federal election as part of scams to stuff ballot boxes for certain Democratic candidates in Pennsylvania elections between 2014 and 2018, the DOJ said in a news release.  Prosecutors said some of the candidates were running to be judges and had hired Myers, who would use portions of "consulting fees" from his clients to pay others to interfere with election results.

Democrat Rep. Elissa Slotkin Implodes When Pressed on Residing in Lobbyist's Home.  Vulnerable Democrat Rep. Elissa Slotkin (MI-08) imploded during a television debate when a Michigan news anchor pressed her about the recent bombshell report revealing she resides in an apartment owned by a "lobbyist" and campaign donor, who is also registered — with his family — to vote at the same address and works for a company receiving tens of million in government funding.  WDIV-TV held a television debate on Sunday between Slotkin and her Republican opponent state Sen. Tom Barrett.  The anchor in charge of asking questions brought up the recent report that revealed Slotkin moved into a residence owned by Jerry Hollister, an executive at a Lansing-based company that received tens of millions in federal funding and has donated to her campaign.

House Democrats Kill Resolution to Investigate Hunter Biden.  House Democrats on the Oversight Committee on Tuesday voted against a Republican resolution that would have ordered President Joe Biden's administration to turn over documents about Hunter Biden's business deals.  The "resolution of inquiry," led by Rep. James Comer (R-KY), the top Republican on the Oversight Committee, would have ordered Biden's administration to provide a plethora of documents about the Biden family's overseas business deals, including those involving the president's son, Hunter.  Although all 19 Republicans voted in favor of the resolution, 23 Democrats voted to kill the resolution after just two hours of debate, according to CNN.

FBI, LA County Sheriff Raid County Hall of Administration, LA Metro Offices in Corruption Probe.  As we reported, a search warrant was executed at the home of longtime Los Angeles politician and former child actor Sheila Kuehl (D-Santa Monica) around 7 AM local time Wednesday morning.  In an impromptu interview with Fox11 Los Angeles about an hour later, Kuehl quickly cast the incident as a "bogus search" spurred by an "obsessed" former LA Metro employee that LA County Sheriff Alex Villanueva simply went along with.  However, it was soon reported that the warrant related to "an ongoing public corruption investigation" and was executed by LASD and federal agents, and that warrants were concurrently served at the home of LA County Civilian Oversight Commissioner and Friend-of-Kuehl Patricia Giggans, the LA County Hall of Administration, the headquarters of Giggans' non-profit, Peace Over Violence, and LA Metro Headquarters.

97 members of Congress or their families bought or sold stock that may have been a conflict of interest.  Nearly 100 members of Congress bought or sold financial assets that intersected with the work of the committees they sit on, according to a New York Times report.  Of the 435 House members, 183 traded stocks through themselves or their immediate family members from 2019 to 2021.  At least 97 bought or sold stocks, bonds or other financial assets through themselves or their spouses that directly intersected with their congressional work.  US lawmakers are not yet banned from making any stock trades, though insider trading is illegal for everyone.

Hochul gave COVID test contract to campaign donor that charged taxpayers double.  Gov. Kathy Hochul had New Yorkers pay twice as much for COVID tests from a company tied to nearly $300,000 in donations to her campaign compared to other state vendors, a new report details, raising fresh concerns of alleged pay-to-play behavior ahead of the Nov. 8 election.  "Whether it was pay-to-play or total incompetence — New York taxpayers and then the federal taxpayers got massively ripped off," John Kaehny, of the good-government group Reinvent Albany, said of the Digital Gadgets deal funded by New York taxpayers with the help of federal relief aid.  While some companies charged the state just $5 for rapid tests, the N.J.-based Digital Gadgets got as much as $13 per unit in a total of $637 million worth of no-bid deals for millions of tests as Hochul pushed schools to stay open amid the omicron wave last year, according to the Times Union[.]

Raphael Warnock Voted for COVID Stimulus that Sent $75K to Group Run by His Church.  Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-GA) voted for a coronavirus stimulus package that handed $75,000 to a social justice group his church founded.  The group, the Martin Luther King Sr.  Collaborative, is run by the church, which compensates Warnock $120,000, according to the Washington Free Beacon.  The money flowing to the Martin Luther King Sr.  Collaborative raises questions about whether Warnock personally benefited from the American Rescue Plan while taxpayers shouldered the $1.9 trillion price of the bill that likely fueled 40-year-high inflation.

Ex-Puerto Rico Gov. Wanda Vázquez busted in bribery scheme with banker, former FBI agent.  Former Puerto Rico Gov. Wanda Vázquez was arrested Thursday in a bribery scheme in which she allegedly pushed out a high-ranking government official in exchange for more than $300,000 to help her 2020 campaign.  Vázquez, 62, is accused of working out the bribes with conspirators who included a former FBI agent, a Venezuelan Italian bank owner and a political consultant, according to the Department of Justice.  "Public corruption erodes the people's trust in our institutions and fuels civil unrest," Joseph González, special agent in charge of the FBI San Juan Field Office, said in a statement.  "No one is above the law and the victim of this crime, the People, deserve better."

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"No one is above the law" is a toothless and obsolete cliché.  It has been demonstrably false for at least 30 years.  Almost any adult can name half a dozen political VIP's who should have gone to prison years ago.

Couple from Medicaid firm awarded millions in NY contracts delivered over $300K in donations to Hochul, Cuomo.  A couple with ties to a firm that's been awarded hundreds of millions in Medicaid transportation contracts over the years has driven more than $300,000 combined into the campaign coffers of former Gov. Andrew Cuomo and current Gov. Kathy Hochul, records reviewed by The [New York] Post reveal.  Critics say the donations are a textbook case of Albany's pay-to-play culture that allows bidders and contractors to give massive campaign contributions to the governor whose agencies oversee them.  By comparison, New York City law limits donations from bidders and contractors to the mayor and have business Big Apple agencies to $400.  The firm, Medical Answering Services, founded by president Russ Maxwell in 2004, was awarded eight contracts totaling $403.7 million by the state Health Department from 2011 through 2018.  Four of the contracts don't expire until next year.

Records show more Democrat politicians using campaign funds to pay family members.  Foremost among the numerous catastrophes that Joe Biden has presided over is inflation which has risen to a 40-year high.  This has caused prices of fuel, energy, food, and all everyday commodities to skyrocket, wreaking irreparable havoc on the budgets of regular people.  Most citizens have no option but to postpone or even cancel purchases they can avoid.  However, these hassles seldom apply to the denizens of Washington D.C.  The Daily Caller reported that Democrats such as House Majority Whip James Clyburn of South Carolina, and Connecticut Rep. Jahana Hayes, are using their campaign fund to enrich family members.

Stacey Abrams Purchased Two Homes Valued At $1.4 Million After Reporting Massive Debts In 2018.  Former Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams purchased two homes worth a combined $1.4 million following her failed 2018 bid to lead the state, public records reviewed by the Daily Caller News Foundation show.  Abrams purchased the homes despite reporting in a financial disclosure in early 2018 during her gubernatorial campaign that she owed the IRS $54,000 in back taxes on top of $174,000 in credit card and student loan debt.  Abrams purchased a 3,300 square foot home in Stone Mountain, Georgia, for $370,000 in September 2019, according to Nexis real estate records.  The home is now worth $425,000, according to Redfin.  Just over a year later, in October 2020, Abrams sold an Atlanta townhome she purchased in 2004 and bought a 4,100 square foot home in the city for $975,000, Nexis records show.  Her new Atlanta home is now valued at just over $1 million, according to Redfin.

The Biden White House caters to the rich just as Obama's did.  BlackRock has $10 Trillion under management and holds great power with Biden's Whitehouse.  They are a big pusher of the green agenda.  The green agenda is destroying America with rampant inflation, especially the poor, middle class, and small businessesm but BlackRock has done great. [...] After Biden and Michelle got out of the White House, they got a huge kickback from Netflix despite having no product or experience.  I wonder why Netflix is having financial trouble today?  Most of the media has never [cared] about the Clinton, Obama, or Biden corruption, which is massive.  There is more evidence every day about the connections of Joe to Hunters' kickbacks from China, Russia, and Ukraine, yet the media is virtually silent.  It is no wonder that there is so much corruption and such deep economic problems throughout the country when the media has been complicit in infecting the public with the pandemic of the Biden Administration.  We learn new information everyday about the sewer of despicable and corrupt behavior of Joe and Hunter and it's as if almost all of the media has buried their heads in the sand so the public doesn't see it.  Can anyone imagine the interest if Trump had wired thousands of dollars to Don, Jr. or Eric so they could support their Russian hooker habit?

A South Carolina Democrat strategizes about sleepers in Republican campaigns.  Project Veritas has done it again, this time with a video of a South Carolina Democrat candidate for the United States Senate strategizing with a prisoner to put Democrat sleepers into the Republican line-up as fifth columnist candidates.  Mixed in with whining, incoherence, and obscenities (often racial ones), Matthews articulates a foul plan for destroying democracy in a fight she feels is impossible to win by fair means. [...] It turns out, though, that Matthews isn't above "toxic politics" when it comes to plotting a Democrat takeover of South Carolina's strong Republican leanings.  We know that because Project Veritas Action obtained a recording of a February 15, 2022, phone call that Matthews had with David Solomon Ballard, an inmate at Perry Correctional Institution.  [Audio clip]

Leaked Call with Prison Inmate Reveals Democrat Senate Candidate Calling For "Secret Sleepers" to Infiltrate South Carolina Republican Party.  Project Veritas on Sunday [6/26/2022] released leaked audio of a Democrat US Senate candidate's phone call with an inmate at Perry Correctional Institution calling for "secret sleepers" to infiltrate the South Carolina Republican party.  "We need some secret sleepers.  Like you need them to run as the other side, even though they for our side.  And we need them to win," Krystle Matthews, a Democrat South Carolina State Rep. running for US Senate said in the leaked audio.  "We need people to run as Republicans in these local elections.  This is the only way you're gonna change the dynamics in South Carolina."

South Carolina Senate Candidate Caught on Tape Advocating to Deploy Georgia Election Strategy.  Project Veritas Action, a subsidiary of Project Veritas, has released a leaked audio from South Carolina Democrat Krystle Matthews, promoting a political strategy where blacks infiltrate the republican party and use drug money to fund organized political changes. [...] What South Carolina Senate candidate Matthews is outlining in the leaked audio sounds remarkably similar to the prior successful operation of Georgia democrats and republicans.  The networks of the AME church and the political activists within the Black Lives Matter movement, coalesce by infiltrating the republican party and then working to support the agenda of the Democrat political apparatus.

Democrat Senate candidate recommends leftist 'sleepers' contesting as Republicans for the mid-terms?  An audio clip released from Project Veritas Action yesterday [6/26/2022] revealed that South Carolina Democrat State Representative and candidate for U.S. Senate, Krystle Matthews, has some unconventional tactics to win the midterms.  [Audio clip]  The audio purportedly originated from a recorded conversation on Feb. 15, 2022, that occurred between Matthews and an inmate at Perry Correctional Institution.  It is troubling that Matthews is seeking campaign advice from a convicted criminal.  But that is the least problematic aspect of this revelation.  We hence focus on the content of the conversation. [...] These utterances prove the Democrats' proclivity for crime when they stand to gain.  It also reveals Matthew's bigotry of low expectations, she expects her fellow African Americans to be nothing more than dope dealers and criminals.  Matthews then proceeds to display her bigotry towards both her fellow African Americans and other races.  This smug feeling of superiority over regular people is synchronous with Democrat thinking.

This Kansas Dem Wants To Ban Congress From Owning Stocks.  She Owns Shares of Green Energy Firms That Want Congressional Subsidies.  Rep. Sharice Davids (D., Kan.) has called for a total ban on members of Congress owning stocks in order to "restore trust" in the government.  So it's puzzling that Davids owns shares of three green energy firms that regularly lobby Congress for subsidies.  Her investments in FuelCell Energy, Maxeon Solar Technologies, and SunPower Corporation total up to $17,000.  All three companies lobby Congress for green energy tax credits and other incentives, and Davids is in clear position to implement policy that impacts her investments — the Kansas Democrat sits on the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, which has helped shape the Biden administration's green-friendly infrastructure spending initiatives.  Davids has said she would use her position on the committee to explore investments in infrastructure projects as "an effective way to combat the effects of climate change."

Report: Biden Admin-linked Special Interests Got More PPP Loan Forgiveness.  A report released Tuesday by the Functional Government Initiative (FGI) suggests that Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) recipients with ties to Biden administration personnel received loan forgiveness at a higher rate than the general population.  The FGI, a new research organization dedicated to "improving the American public's awareness about the officials, decisions, and priorities of their government," compiled a database on loan forgiveness using the government's own data. [...] The report does not directly allege that specific government officials intervened directly to help firms or organizations connected to them.  However, it notes a pattern, and lists several high-ranking officials — including Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg, Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, and Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm — as among those linked to recipients of PPP loan forgiveness.

Three Democrat St. Louis City Leaders Indicted by Federal Grand Jury For Taking Cash Bribes.  Three top Democrat St. Louis city leaders were indicted by a federal grand jury for taking cash bribes.  Lewis Reed, Alderman President, John Collins-Muhammad, recently resigned 21st Ward Alderman and Jeffrey Boyd, 22nd Ward Alderman, were all accused of taking cash in exchange for political favors and land deals, KMOV reported.

Anaheim Mayor Resigns Amid Federal Corruption Probe.  Anaheim Mayor Harry Sidhu, a Republican, resigned effective Tuesday [5/24/2022] amid a corruption probe by the Federal Bureau of Investigation over the land sale of Angels Stadium — a probe that's already resulted in money laundering charges being brought against one of Sidhu's political allies, former Anaheim Chamber of Commerce CEO Todd Ament.  In an affidavit, an FBI agent says that Sidhu shared inside information with the Angels in order to hopefully make a deal that would lead to $1 million in campaign contributions from Angels executives[.]

60 members of Congress have violated a law designed to stop insider trading and prevent conflicts-of-interest.  Insider and several other news organizations have identified 60 members of Congress who've recently failed to properly report their financial trades as mandated by the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act of 2012, also known as the STOCK Act.  Congress passed the law a decade ago to combat insider trading and conflicts of interest among their own members and force lawmakers to be more transparent about their personal financial dealings.  A key provision of the law mandates that lawmakers publicly — and quickly — disclose any stock trade made by themselves, a spouse, or a dependent child.  But many members of Congress have not fully complied with the law.  They offer excuses including ignorance of the law, clerical errors, and mistakes by an accountant.  Insider has chronicled this widespread nature of this phenomenon in a new project, "Conflicted Congress."

Spygate Researchers Said Claim Russians Hacked The DNC Could Have Relied On 'Spoofed' Data.  The Georgia Tech cyber security experts ensnared in the Alfa Bank hoax conducted a retrospective analysis of the Democratic National Committee hack, according to the Department of Defense.  While the results of that analysis have yet to be made public, internal documents obtained by The Federalist reveal that Georgia Tech's computer scientists believed CrowdStrike's approach to investigating computer intrusions relied on the use of easily "spoofed/impersonated" signals of traffic.  In June 2016, about one month before WikiLeaks released a trove of internal communiques revealing top DNC officials plotted to destroy Bernie Sanders' presidential ambitions in favor of their preferred candidate, Hillary Clinton, the DNC publicly confirmed that its server had been hacked.  In the Washington Post article breaking the story, the DNC maintained that the private security firm it had hired to investigate the hack, CrowdStrike, had concluded two Russian military intelligence groups, branded Cozy Bear and Fancy Bear, bore responsibility for the intrusions.

Biden administration under fire over big contracts for boosters.  The White House and President Joe Biden are facing scrutiny over millions of dollars' worth of government contracts and loans going to big Democratic donors.  The Biden administration has established a pattern of doling out taxpayer money to businesses associated with donors, according to a group of House Republicans calling for more information about the White House's process for awarding contracts.  "Awarding lucrative government contracts to companies led by large Democratic donors is becoming a troubling Biden Administration pattern and raises questions about whether political contributions play a role in the decision to award federal taxpayer dollars," reads a letter GOP members of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform sent to White House Office of Management and Budget Director Shalanda Young.

Texas is success and Illinois is failure.  Since I was born four Illinois governors, three Democrats and one Republican, have served time in federal prison.  No Texas governors have suffered that indignity.  Last month, Michael Madigan, who was Illinois' most powerful politician until he was ousted as Illinois speaker of the House in 2021, was indicted on a whole slew of racketeering charges.  Madigan, except for two years in the 1990s, served as House speaker beginning in 1981.  From 1998 until 2021 Madigan was also chairman of the Illinois Democratic Party.  Overlooked in the rundown of Boss Madigan's career by journalists after his indictment is this ironic nugget:  his predecessor as speaker was George H. Ryan, a Republican, who is one of Illinois' felon governors.

US congressman reveals seats on committees are 'literally' bought.  In a video that circulated online on Friday, Alabama Representative Mo Brooks told supporters that an entrenched system of corruption prevents Congress from passing legislation that would benefit the average American.  Brooks said that both parties charge their members $1 million and beyond for chairmanships of committees, and that only those taking donations from lobbyists can afford these seats.  "Special interest groups run Washington, and I don't mean that metaphorically.  I mean literally," Brooks told supporters at an event in March, video footage of which was shared on Friday by conservative pundit Lauren Windsor.  [Tweet]  According to Brooks, lawmakers who want to be chairman of a major committee "have to purchase it."  Either the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) or Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) will charge members of Congress a fee to chair a committee for two years.  The fee varies depending on how important the committee is, but bidding for a top-tier chairmanship starts at $1 million, Brooks claimed.

Stacey Abrams Increased Her Net Worth 3,000% in Less than 4 Years — What Is the Real Source of Her Income?  Stacey Abrams has increased her net worth by 3,000% in a couple of years.  How did this happen?  In the age of corruption and stolen elections, Stacey Abrams may have eaten the cake. [...] The Daily Caller reports that Abrams received $5-6 million in speeches and book deals.  (This is one way Democrats launder money to their politicians.)  The Caller also notes that Abrams has been paid, "paid $700,000 over her three years as executive director of the Southern Economic Advancement Project".  And,it is unknown how much Abrams has received from related entity[,] Fair Fight Action.

How Did Stacey Abrams Multiply Her Net Worth In Just A Few Years?  Democratic Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams has become a millionaire.  Abrams is worth $3.17 million, according to the state disclosures she filed in March, The Associated Press reported Tuesday.  When she first ran for the Georgia governorship in 2018, Abrams was dealing with a "hefty bill from the IRS" and was worth only $109,000, the outlet noted.  The "hefty" tax bill from the IRS was $54,000, with a further $410,000 in liabilities, according to Fox News.  She owed $96,000 in student loan debt and $83,000 in credit card debt, AP reported.  Abrams' personal financial issues led Republicans and some people in Georgia to question how she could possibly be able to manage a state budget while she struggled to stay atop her own, AP reported.  Abrams subsequently lost her 2018 bid for Georgia's governorship.

Complaint: Interior Department Won't Release Documents On Potential Ethics Violations At Secretary Haaland's Wedding.  The Interior Department is faced with a new lawsuit over its refusal to comply with a request under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) probing potential government ethics violations surrounding Secretary Deb Haaland's August wedding.  The lawsuit, filed Thursday by the government-transparency group Protect the Public's Trust (PPT), seeks to compel records requested by FOIA days after the event to examine whether improper gifts or influence peddling took place over the ceremony.  According to the complaint, the Department of the Interior dismissed the group's inquiries four times when following up on the request now submitted more than 220 days ago.

Yes, government schools have a huge pedophile problem.  National awareness of the grooming problem in public school classrooms is rising, thanks to the campaign opposing Florida's law prohibiting sexualizing the youngest students in grades K-3.  The hysteria of the law's opponents has served notice on the public that an active movement exists in schools and the media to indoctrinate the young in the notion that one's sex is a matter of preference, not biology, and even to facilitate homosexuality and transgenderism in pre-pubescent children.  Helping public awareness rise is the number of online videos, especially on Tik Tok, where public school teachers proclaim their goals.

A regime based on fraud and media collusion.  The unmasking of Dr. Anthony Fauci is the straw that I think will break the back of the camel of an evil cabal.  Everyone in the United States was directly and personally affected by the fraud and cover-up that obscured the origins of COVID-19 in the laboratory of the Wuhan Institute of Virology, imposed unnecessary lockdowns, and denied effective therapies to those infected with the virus.  It brought home to Americans the untrustworthiness of the ruling class and its media servants that have covered up numerous frauds in recent years:
  •   Fast and Furious: [...]
  •   Benghazi: [...]
  •   Pay to Play by Hillary: [...]
  •   The bathroom server: [...]
  •   Comey's presser:  The FBI director indicted Hillary and then said no intent could be shown.  These charges do not require intent [...]
  •   Bill Clinton met on the Phoenix Airport tarmac with A.G. Lynch just before Comey's exoneration of his wife.
  •   Russiagate never was anything other than a domestic disinformation operation run by the CIA with the FBI doing the grunt work.  Comey, Clapper, and Brennan also lied to Congress.  Hillary had to have an excuse for why she lost.  She was a very poor candidate, and Trump ran circles around her. [...]
The election was a full-court press using COVID as an excuse to illegally allow mail-in ballots with no identity verification on ballots to be cast.  Where is Hunter Biden's laptop that was put in the memory hole in the FBI, that the FBI is apparently not doing anything about?  And there's the issue of Ukraine and China with the big guy, Uncle Joe.  And let's not forget that Eric Swalwell and Hunter Biden were both compromised by Chinese honey traps.  How many others are there?

Harris Co.  Judge Lina Hidalgo's Chief of Staff, 2 former staff members indicted.  The $11 million COVID communication deal Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo once vigorously defended has just triggered a half dozen felony criminal indictments against three members of her inner circle, including the judge's chief of staff, Alex Triantaphyliss.  "Bring it on!  Bring it on!  Because there is nothing here," said Hidalgo at Commissioners Court on August 24, while defending the controversial contract.

Kathy Hochul's terrible judgment leads to one terrible day.  Gov. Kathy Hochul rushed to the microphones Tuesday to reassure New Yorkers following the Brooklyn subway shootings.  She should've stood in bed.  Out tumbled a jumble of half-thoughts, unfocused and haltingly delivered, underscoring what has been apparent for some time now — which is that New York's latest accidental governor would be out of her depth in a Buffalo mud puddle.  Which, in a manner of speaking, is where she came from.  Hochul's horrible day also included news that her handpicked, staunchly defended lieutenant governor, Brian Benjamin, had just been arrested on federal corruption charges.  Benjamin would be gone by day's end, of course, but the matter will linger.  Actually, the scandal could have been predicted by anybody who pays even cursory attention to New York politics.  But Hochul, it seems, doesn't pay attention to much.

NY Lt. Gov. Brian Benjamin Resigns Following Arrest in Campaign Finance Fraud Case:  Hochul.  New York Lt. Gov. Brian Benjamin has resigned after he surrendered to authorities to face campaign finance fraud-related charges in connection with a past campaign, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced.  "I have accepted Brian Benjamin's resignation effective immediately.  While the legal process plays out, it is clear to both of us that he cannot continue to serve as Lieutenant Governor.  New Yorkers deserve absolute confidence in their government, and I will continue working every day to deliver for them," Hochul said in a statement Tuesday afternoon.

New York Lt. Gov. Brian Benjamin [has been] arrested on campaign finance fraud charges, sources say.  New York Lt. Gov. Brian Benjamin was arrested on charges related to a campaign finance fraud investigation, officials announced Tuesday [4/12/2022].  Benjamin surrendered to authorities and appeared before a federal judge in New York City on Tuesday, the U.S Department of Justice said in a statement.  His arrest comes after reports that Manhattan federal prosecutors and the FBI were investigating whether Benjamin knowingly engaged in a campaign finance fraud scheme.  They were also looking into whether Benjamin, in exchange, helped distribute state money to contributors and their projects.  An indictment alleges that Benjamin was given campaign contributions from a Harlem real estate developer.  In exchange, Benjamin obtained a $50,000 state grant for the developer's business, although the money was never delivered, the indictment states.

New York Lt. Governor [has been] Arrested.  On Tuesday morning, New York Lt. Gov. Brian Benjamin surrendered to authorities "to face fraud-related charges in connection with a previous political campaign," according to a report from The Daily Beast.  Benjamin was arrested on multiple charges, including bribery, over an alleged plot to get campaign contributions in exchange for a state grant.

The Democrats have a pedo problem.  Pick a deep blue state at random — say, Oregon.  A former longtime mayor of Beaverton, Dennis "Denny" Doyle, was recently charged with possession of child pornography.  But that was nothing new in the Beaver state.  There was also popular Portland mayor Sam Adams, who relished pederasty with underage boys.  Oh, there was also Democrat governor Neil Goldschmidt, who committed statutory rape against a 13-year-old girl and went on sexually abusing her for many years afterwards.  Goldschmidt's victim's life was destroyed, and she died decades later at age 49, with drugs, alcohol, and mental illness as contributing factors.  Unlike Dennis Hastert, none of these progressive figures went to prison for his crimes of molesting children.  They all got a free pass.  And most voters and politicians living near Oregon's deep blue I-5 corridor between Portland and Eugene didn't (and don't) care.

The Democrats have a pedo problem.  Progressives have a pedophilia problem.  Full stop, as the Barack Obamas of the world might say.  From CNN producers to Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) station chiefs and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) field agents; from the woke Disney corporation to Democrat donors; from Hollywood to the North American Man/Boy Love Association (NAMBLA); from Facebook/Meta to the Lincoln Project to America's public school system — the progressive Left has a demonstrated prurient interest in underage children.  This is not guilt by association, innuendo, or conjecture; it is a firmly established fact pattern.  And this is not to suggest that no Republicans have ever espoused or committed similar atrocities against children; extremely rare countervailing exceptions like Republican Dennis Hastert (who, unlike Democrats, was actually imprisoned in part for his crimes of child molestation) prove the rule that many Democrats have a strong affinity for pedophilia and the normalization of the same.

Illinois Governor Invested in Company With $2.6 Billion In State Contracts.  Amid the national debate over whether members of Congress should be able to trade stock, the governor of Illinois is demonstrating how prevalent conflicts of interest are for elected officials who own securities.  In 2020, Gov. JB Pritzker's trust bought stock in the health insurance company Centene Corp.  That same year, Illinois gave $2.6 billion worth of Medicaid contracts to Centene Corp.  An investigation by the Better Government Association, a nonprofit Illinois watchdog, uncovered these interesting investments.  Even though Pritzker's investments are in a blind trust, which means that Pritzker is not privy to investment decisions, they demonstrate why blind trusts can't prevent conflicts of interest.  Each year, Pritzker receives a copy of his current investments from his fund managers, which have the potential to influence the state contracting process.

The COVID Hall of Shame — So Far.  It was known from the outset that COVID was most often fatal for elderly people in poor health.  A locus of fatalities in March 2020 was a single nursing home in Washington State — it was right there on the Johns Hopkins website.  Yet, Democrat governors Wolf, Cuomo, Witmer, Murphy, and Newsom ordered chronically-ill senior citizens with COVID discharged to nursing homes.  The staff inevitably carried the illness to others during their normal course of duty.  The only apt analogy is the distribution of smallpox-ridden blankets given to Native Americans by the British during the French and Indian War.  In July 2020, the .7% of Pennsylvania's population who were nursing-home residents accounted for 69% of COVID deaths there.  This action by Pennsylvania governor Tom Wolf and his colleagues can't be chalked up to stupidity.  Governors aren't that stupid.  To what end was it done?  We cannot know.

Tennessee state senator is handed probation after striking plea-deal for $600,000 fraud.  A disgraced Democrat state senator dodged jail thanks to a plea deal over a $600,000 fraud which saw her spend federal cash on her wedding, honeymoon — and subsequent divorce.  Katrina Robinson, 41, struck the plea deal Friday which saw her admit just two of the 20 counts she was facing, with a value of $3,400.  Sentencing guidelines could have seen the former Tennessee lawmaker face up to 10 months in prison for those counts.  But US District Judge Sheryl H Lipman decided to let Robinson off with a slap on the wrist, and sentenced her to just a year of probation after claiming that the swindler had suffered enough already.  Robinson, who was removed from office by a vote in February, managed to defraud the government out of the $600,000 by applying for the cash for a nursing school called The Healthcare Institute that she ran, then using it for her own ends.

The Hater's Guide to Woodrow Wilson.  If you were dragging getting out of bed to start this week, thank Woodrow Wilson.  Daylight saving time is just one of a battery of ways that Wilson and his presidency changed America, most of them for the worse.  I come now not to explain Wilson, but to hate him.  A national consensus on hating Wilson is long overdue.  It is the patriotic duty of every decent American.  While conservatives have particular reasons to detest Wilson, and all his works, and all his empty promises, there is more than enough in his record for moderates, liberals, progressives, libertarians, and socialists to join us in this great and unifying cause. [...] In my youth, and perhaps yours, Wilson was presented in history books as a tragic hero whom the unthinking American people didn't deserve.  He was often placed highly on academics' rankings of the presidents.  Princeton University named its school of international relations for him.

Democrat Sen. Cortez Masto Took Thousands from Nordstream 2 Russian Pipeline Lobbyist.  Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV), a Democrat who has consistently opposed measures to make America energy independent, took thousands in donations from lobbyists for the Russian Nordstream 2 pipeline.  As gas prices surged to the most expensive ever recorded on Monday, the revelations about Cortez Masto could severely jeopardize her 2022 reelection campaign.  Gas prices on Monday soared in Nevada to at least $4.590 per gallon — the second-highest in the nation behind Hawaii — and even as this happened, the Democrat senator has regularly opposed initiatives that would reduce gas prices and increase American energy independence.

The corrupt Madigan Enterprise and the Illinois Democratic Party.  Last week, [...] Boss Michael Madigan was indicted on 22 corruption counts.  I was a common assumption that Madigan never used email — after all, the feds might be reading those messages.  But the US Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Illinois, led by a Donald Trump appointee, John Lausch, got the job done[.]  Coded language didn't work.  Madigan cronies, in secretly recorded conversations, would avoid Madigan's name, referring to him as "our friend" or "a friend of ours."  Ironically, the mafia name for themselves is "La Cosa Nostra," which roughly translates from Italian into "our thing" or "this thing of ours."  I've written about Madigan many times at Da Tech Guy.  In short, he's the man who destroyed Illinois. [...] Corruption is rampant in Illinois.  And Illinois faces a millstone with Madigan's dirty fingerprints all over it, unfunded state pension obligations, among the worst among the fifty states.  Madigan was more interested in rewarding his public-sector union pals than properly funding their pension plans.

Prosecutor who indicted ex-Illinois speaker makes ominous warning.  Northern District of Illinois U.S. Attorney John Lausch, a holdover from the Trump administration, stayed on after President Joe Biden took office at the behest of U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Springfield. [...] In the summer of 2020, Lausch's office revealed a deferred prosecution agreement with utility ComEd, in which the company admitted to a bribery scheme involving several individuals and agreed to pay the government a $200 million fine.  Madigan was labeled "Public Official A" in the ComEd document as the clear target of the federal corruption probe.  In Wednesday's [3/2/2022] news conference announcing the indictment of Madigan on racketeering and other charges, prosecutors alleged Madigan's political operation was a criminal enterprise that sought to keep the former speaker in power and financially benefit himself and his associates.  In announcing the indictment against Madigan Wednesday, Lausch said he will continue to be on the job as long as Biden allows.

Former Illinois Democrat Speaker Michael Madigan has been indicted.  On Wednesday [3/2/2022], the federal government filed a RICO claim against Michael Madigan, the former Illinois House Speaker.  The 106-page indictment accuses Madigan of engaging in bribery, extortion, and racketeering, all with an eye to maintaining Madigan's power and rewarding his political allies, workers, and associates, and to generate income for everyone involved in these criminal activities.  Considering how powerful Madigan was, I'd like to say this strikes a devastating blow against corruption in Illinois politics, but no one would believe me if I said that.  Michael Madigan came up in Chicago's political ranks as a protegee of Mayor Richard J. Daley and a friend of Daley's son, Richard M. Daley.  In 1969, by the time he was 27, Madigan was a ward precinct committeeman, at which time (according to Wikipedia), he controlled the "most disciplined" ward organization in Chicago.

One of the Senate's Richest Members [has been] Hit With Ethics Complaint Over Stock Trades.  A watchdog group is calling for an ethics investigation into Sen. Richard Blumenthal's (D., Conn.) sale of shares of Robinhood, the brokerage company at the center of the "meme stock" speculation frenzy last year.  The Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust (FACT) on Monday requested that the Senate Select Committee on Ethics probe Blumenthal's sale of Robinhood shares worth up to $2.5 million.  Blumenthal, one of the wealthiest members of the Senate, failed to disclose the trades within the 45 days required under federal law, the Washington Free Beacon reported.  "Blumenthal's stock trades raise conflict of interest concerns, and to make matters worse, Blumenthal failed to disclose his trades as required by the very laws intended to reveal conflicts of interest," Kendra Arnold, the executive director of FACT, wrote in a letter to Sens. Chris Coons (D., Del.) and James Lankford (R., Okla.), respectively the chairman and vice chairman of the Senate Ethics panel.

Pete Buttigieg accepted $250,000 and gifts from mayoral campaign donors who were later awarded $33 million in city contracts.  Transportation secretary Pete Buttigieg's top political donors received millions of dollars in city contracts after giving thousands to his campaigns while he was mayor of South Bend, Indiana.  Buttigieg's political action committees took money from 23 companies who then got jobs from South Bend's Board of Public Works on which he was seated, documents obtained by DailyMail.com reveal.  On two occasions, the former presidential candidate received donations the same day the companies were awarded contracts.  Other city contractors [gave] the mayor cigars, alcohol and golf trips worth hundreds of dollars.

Baltimore State Attorney who faces perjury charges over COVID hardship claim tries to have case thrown out.  A Baltimore State Attorney facing a $1million perjury lawsuit for fudging financial numbers while taking out a loan for a pair of holiday home purchases in Florida has tried to get the case thrown out, claiming she's being targeted due to the fact that she's black and progressive.  In their most recent filing in the federal case, attorneys for Marilyn Mosby, 42 — who is charged with two counts of perjury and two counts of submitting false statements on loan applications to make the purchases, which amounted to $1.02million — accused federal prosecutors of having a personal vendetta against their client, claiming one of the legal eagles even spread rumors she cheated on her husband. 'Since its inception, the prosecution against State's Attorney Mosby has been driven by malicious personal, political, and even racial animus on the part of the prosecutors,' Mosby's attorneys wrote in motion to toss the case filed Friday.

Biden Had [a] Firm at [the] Center of [the] Trump Hacking Scandal on [his] Campaign Payroll.  The Biden campaign paid nearly $20,000 to a cybersecurity firm at the center of Special Counsel John Durham's investigation into the origins of the Trump-Russia probe.  The campaign paid Neustar Information Services in 2020 for accounting and compliance work, according to Federal Election Commission records.  According to Durham, Neustar's chief technology officer, Rodney Joffe, accessed sensitive web traffic data that the company maintained on behalf of the White House executive office in order to collect "derogatory" information about Donald Trump.  Joffe allegedly provided the information to Hillary Clinton campaign lawyer Michael Sussmann, who in turn gave it to the CIA during a meeting in February 2017. Durham charged Sussmann in September with lying to the FBI about his investigation of Trump.  The Biden campaign's payments raise questions about whether Joffe continued snooping on Trump in the most recent election.

Biden's National Security Advisor Could Be in Trouble Next.  The latest filing from Special Counsel John Durham is not only problematic for Hillary Clinton but threatens the Joe Biden administration as well.  Biden's national security adviser, Jake Sullivan, was a senior adviser to Clinton's presidential campaign in 2016 and played a key role in pushing the bogus Trump-Russia collusion narrative, as well the allegations of a secret line of communication between Trump and the Kremlin via Alfa Bank, cited in the latest motion filed by Durham — which also wasn't true.

All three Architects of "SAFE Act" Disgraced with Corruption.  In 2013, New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos, and Governor Andrew Cuomo conspired to pass rigid and likely unconstitutional restrictions on the right to keep and bear arms by residents of New York State.  The law was passed with a rushed vote under a controversial measure in the New York Constitution which gives the Governor and legislative leaders enormous power.  The members of the legislature were forced to vote on it without any time to read it. [...] Large parts of the SAFE act have proven to be impractical to implement.  Some pieces have been ruled unconstitutional.  One part was so idiotic the state legislature, with the agreement of the governor, repealed it very quickly.  There is no evidence the act has had any effect on the New York violent crime rate.  New York has been the poster child for infringing on Second Amendment Rights to protect organized crime since 1911.  It is not surprising corrupt politicians want to disarm their constituents, who will often be their victims as well.

Company Traded Robinhood Stock On Behalf Of Sen. Blumenthal's Wife While He Was Demanding Investigation Of App.  A privately-held corporation associated with Democratic Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal and his wife bought and sold securities in the stock trading platform Robinhood while the senator and his colleagues called for investigations of the popular app.  Blumenthal, one of the wealthiest members of Congress, reported that a limited liability corporation bought and sold Robinhood shares on behalf of his wife in February, October, November and December 2021.  Blumenthal failed to report the December trades in a timely fashion, violating a federal law that mandates reporting of financial activities.  Robinhood has been in the crosshairs of federal regulators since the January 2021 meme stock craze, when day traders primarily associated with the WallStreetBets subreddit used the app to drive up the price of stocks like GameStop, AMC and BlackBerry.

Nancy Pelosi u-turns on members buying stock shares despite her husband raking in millions.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is now on board with a potential ban on members of Congress trading stocks, but wants it to include all branches of government including the Supreme Court, she said Wednesday [2/9/2022].  The powerful Democrat has shot down the idea multiple times in the past, despite criticism over her husband raking in millions on the stock exchange.  But the California legislator is now working with other Democratic leaders on how to get it done, according to Punchbowl News, after caving to pressure from both sides of the aisle and both chambers of Congress.

Stacey Abrams and Voter Suppression.  Most conservatives are well aware of the Democrat's Alinsky tactic of accusing Republicans of whatever criminal, immoral, or unethical activities they themselves are engaged in.  [Numerous examples omitted for brevity.]  But there's a variation of Alinsky's projection ploy that's even more insidious:  accuse Republicans who dare secure the ballot box against illegal votes of engaging in voter suppression.  The Democrat's field general this tactic is their former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams.  Abrams lost a close 2018 election to Brian Kemp and promptly accused Kemp of suppressing the black vote despite the fact that blacks voted in significantly higher percentages than whites.  She continues, without evidence, to insist that that election was stolen from her and the same Democrats who are now accusing Trump of threatening our democracy still claim she is the rightful governor of Georgia.  Abrams, who was neck deep in tax and credit card debt, has turned her voter suppression scam into a lucrative position as head of a non-profit, the ironically named Fair Fight Action, that raked in tens of millions from leftist billionaires and major corporations terrified of crossing the woke mob.

Fed Scandal Bigger Than Watergate?  Fed Chair Powell — who is supposed to serve in the public interest and avoid even the appearance of conflicts — traded millions in personal stocks and bonds while obstructing required public disclosures about those trades for years.  Yet, the information that has slipped out is [bad].  It shows Powell made trades during the restricted blackout period for pivotal Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meetings.  This is a shocking revelation and constitutes grave and inexcusable misconduct by a high-ranking U.S. government official.  Moreover, Powell directed policy decisions that directly advantaged his personal bond holdings despite longstanding federal conflicts of interest law, 18 U.S.C. § 208.  And then he apparently told a brazen lie about it to the press by suggesting the Office of Government Ethics (OGE) said his holdings posed no conflict.  FOIA requests confirm that OGE provided no such guidance in writing.

Rep. Jamie Raskin slapped with ethics complaint over failure to report wife's huge stock payout.  Democratic Rep. Jamie Raskin was hit Monday with an ethics complaint over his failure to properly disclose stock shares that his wife — President Biden's nominee to be the Federal Reserve's top banking regulator — received for her work at a Colorado-based financial technology company.  The American Accountability Foundation, a conservative ethics watchdog, said in a complaint to the Office of Congressional Ethics that Raskin had violated federal financial disclosure reporting obligations by waiting too long to report a huge stock payout that his wife, Sarah Bloom Raskin, received in December 2020.

America's crime spike goes much deeper than policing or the lack of it.  When I was a teenager, I watched as Bill Clinton lied to congress in front of the entire nation when he was questioned about his relationship with Monica Lewinsky.  He knowingly committed felony perjury and adultery when he was a sitting President of the United States and there were absolutely zero consequences for his actions.  The entire time he was in office, there was scandal after scandal and he was never held accountable for any of it.  The Bush and Obama administrations were no better.  You can look back over the years at Whitewater, Vince Foster, WMDs, Benghazi, ATF gun-walking, the Russia hoax, and so many more blatant crimes by people sitting in the District of Columbia.  The scandals were and are never-ending and there is never any accountability for any of them.  And these same scandalous men nominate our Supreme Court Justices.

Tennessee Senator Katrina Robinson Says She Feels Beat Up After Expulsion.  Democratic Tennessee state Senator Katrina Robinson said she feels beat up due to her expulsion from the Tennessee Senate on Wednesday in the first instance since at least the Civil War of the Legislature expelling a lawmaker.  The GOP-led Senate passed a motion in a 27-5 vote to expel Robinson, according to Nashville's WTVF. [...] Robinson had been convicted of wire fraud involving federal grant money at a school for health care school workers she ran in Memphis before being elected to the state Senate, the Associated Press reported.  Robinson and other Democrats said that her expulsion was premature, pointing to the fact that many of the initial charges against Robinson were dropped and that she has not received sentencing in connection to two remaining counts. [...] In 2020, Robinson and two others were charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud and money laundering, according to Memphis' Commercial Appeal newspaper.  Robinson was originally charged with 48 counts involving $600,000 in federal funds meant for scholarships.

Report: Chuck Schumer Receives Campaign Donations from Russian Pipeline-Linked Affiliates.  Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), who helped block sanctions on Russia's Nord Stream 2 project, received campaign donations from corporate PACs affiliated with two of the European companies that helped fund the pipeline, according to a report from the Washington Free Beacon.  The corporate political action committees of ENGIE North America and BASF Corporation, two affiliates of European companies that are associated with the funding for Russia's Nord Stream 2 pipeline, gave $2,500 campaign contributions to Schumer's campaign in September, according to records with the Federal Election Commission (FEC), the report stated.  Reportedly, the parent company for ENGIE North America and a subsidiary for BASF are part of the group of five businesses that financed the Nord Stream 2 pipeline to transport natural gas from Russia to Germany.

Biden Administration Official Broke Stock Trading Law Nine Times Last Year.  Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm broke the STOCK Act — a law that requires top federal officials to disclose their asset transactions within a 45-day window — nine times last year. [...] The report occurs as Congress debates new restrictions on stock trading — especially for shares in individual companies, as opposed to index funds that track market movements as a whole.  At the end of last year, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) — whose husband, Paul, frequently trades large volumes of assets — avoided questions as to why lawmakers should be allowed to trade stocks in individual companies given lawmakers' high degree of restricted knowledge relevant to certain industries.  "Because this is a free market and people — we are a free market economy," Pelosi said during a news conference.  "They should be able to participate in that."  On Thursday, however, Pelosi appeared to change her tune.  She said that she has "great confidence in the integrity of my members" — yet will remain open to new regulations.

Nancy Pelosi Calls House Dem's the 'Greatest Collection of Intellect and Integrity.  Nancy Pelosi isn't known for her intellect or honesty, but lately she has made even more idiotic statements than usual.  Not only has she declared Joe Biden as one of the greatest presidents and thinks he's doing a fantastic job, she also believes that house Democrats are the greatest collection of intellect and integrity. [...] Pelosi has made over $100 mil engaging in insider trading and selling America's secrets to whoever will foot the bill.  She has robbed Americans of tax dollars by funneling billions to her own district, only for that money to be dispersed to her allies.  Democrats have as much integrity as the criminal who gets caught with his hand in the cookie jar and then plays the victim.  [Video clip]

Energy Secretary Granholm Violated STOCK Act 9 Times In 2021, Spox Blames 'Clerical Error'.  Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm blamed a "clerical error" for serial violations of the law that governs the reporting of securities transactions, according to Insider.  Granholm violated the STOCK Act nine times in 2021, Insider first reported Thursday.  The secretary filed two reports with the Office of Government Ethics on Dec. 15 and 16 detailing nine stock transactions that she conducted between April 30 and Oct. 26.  All nine transactions fall outside the 45 day window that the STOCK Act mandates government officials report their trades within, according to Insider.  "This was an inadvertent clerical oversight on reporting stock sales that ethics officials previously determined did not pose a conflict in her role as Energy Secretary and the Secretary paid the late filing fee," an Energy Department spokeswoman said of Granholm's transactions.

The Editor says...
Tell it to the jury.

Nancy Pelosi is wrong — members of Congress have no reason to trade stocks.  A decade ago, Congress passed the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act.  This law was supposed to do what it sounds like it would do — stop members of Congress from enriching themselves using inside knowledge that others lack.  But unfortunately, the law is toothless, imposing tiny fines for violations.  Some lawmakers from both parties want to fix this problem by simply banning members of Congress and their families from trading individual stocks on the stock market.  They are right to pursue this goal, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is wrong to block them.

67% of Americans support bill to ban stock trading by members of Congress, even as Pelosi resists.  A poll has found a sweeping majority of voters in favor of banning members of Congress from trading stocks, adding to arguments in favor of regulating lawmaker's trades after an Insider investigation.  According to new polling conducted by the progressive firm Data for Progress, 67% of voters support such a ban, a figure that increases to 74% when respondents are given arguments in favor and against the idea.  Asked if they would support or oppose a bill that would ban members of Congress and their senior congressional staff from buying and selling individual stocks, 43% of voters said they strongly supported a ban, while another 24% were somewhat supportive.

Baltimore prosecutor Marilyn Mosby federally indicted on perjury, false mortgage application charges.  Baltimore City State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby has been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of perjury related to a COVID-19 financial hardship withdrawal and a false statement on a loan application.  A federal grand jury returned the indictment Thursday charging Mosby on federal charges of perjury and making false mortgage applications, relating to the 2020 purchases of two vacation homes in Florida.  A federal grand jury returned the indictment Thursday charging Mosby on federal charges of perjury and making false mortgage applications, relating to the purchases of two vacation homes in Florida.  According to the four-count indictment, on May 26, 2020, and Dec. 29, 2020, Mosby submitted "457(b) Coronavirus-Related Distribution Requests" for one-time withdrawals of $40,000 and $50,000, respectively, from the city of Baltimore's Deferred Compensation Plans.

Social Media Users Track Stock Trading As Congress Considers Member Ban.  Some social media users have begun tracking the stock trades of several elected officials in an effort to beat the market, as bipartisan attempts to ban members from trading have begun to heat up.  35 members of Congress outperformed the SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust, an index fund that tracks the 500 most valuable stocks in the world, according to a chart that circulated on several social media platforms, including the notorious WallStreetBets subreddit.  The member who most outperformed the S&P 500 index in 2020, Republican Georgia Rep. Austin Scott, briefly trended on Twitter after the report was released by Unusual Whales, a website that monitors the stock trading habits of members of Congress.

Former Space Company Executive Alleges Serial Lawbreaking By Democratic Governor.  A former aerospace company executive accused embattled Democratic New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Monday, as well as several of her appointees, of retaliating against him after he filed a whistleblower complaint.  Zach DeGregorio, the former Chief Financial Officer of Spaceport America, alleges that one of Grisham's political appointees, Alicia Keyes, encouraged him to falsify an economic impact study.  He also alleges that Keyes mishandled a bond refinancing for the purpose of defrauding the state.  When DeGregorio attempted to report the wrongdoing, he claimed, he was threatened with investigations and a firing.  DeGregorio resigned from his position at the company in June 2020, shortly after he filed a complaint alleging that Spaceport America Executive Director Daniel Hicks violated several state laws, which led to "possible waste and abuse of taxpayer funds."  In the lawsuit, DeGregorio adds that Hicks attempted to break into his email account and accessed emails DeGregorio sent to Keyes about Hicks' involvement in alleged procurement fraud.

Ron Wyden (D) Blocked a Forced Labor Bill; Received Money from Nike Prior to Vote.  On December 15th, 2021, a bill largely expected to pass in both the House and the Senate was blocked by Oregon's Ron Wyden (D).  The bill in question "would require companies that import products from factories in the Xinjiang province of China to provide [']clear and convincing evidence['] to U.S. customs authorities that the products had no ties to forced labor.["] [...] There's absolutely no bad optics on this bill.  It's one of the few bills that unites Republicans, Independents, and Democrats within nearly every chamber our government.  Slavery = bad.  There's really no other way to look at it.  But alas, one Democrat claimed that he would not support a Forced Labor Bill.  You'd think he'd have a good reason, but he doesn't.  Even from the standpoint of trying to twist someone's arm into giving you what you want, this was a bad call for the Wyden.

High-profile Houston Democrats face corruption allegations.  Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo are each battling similar but separate controversies involving millions of dollars in government contracts awarded to politically connected individuals.  The high-stakes drama engulfing the political scene in the nation's fourth-largest city has so far escaped national media coverage.  Hidalgo has faced intense scrutiny over an $11 million vaccine outreach contract to Elevate Strategies, which is run by Felicity Pereyra, a Democratic political insider with ties to the county commissioners court.  Pereyra also worked on Hillary Clinton's campaign.  Pereyra's company was a one-woman operation until recently and only had existed for two years before being awarded the contract.

Schumer, Who Accused Trump of Russian Collusion, is Getting Paid by Putin.  "A single, ominous question now hangs over the White House:  What could possibly cause President Trump to put the interests of Russia over those of the United States?" Senator Schumer insinuated in 2018.  Why is Schumer putting Russia's interests ahead of those of the United States by blocking Nord Stream 2 sanctions on Putin's pet pipeline into Europe?  Schumer, along with a number of other top Democrats, is a beneficiary of campaign contributions from top Democrat fundraiser Vincent Roberti whose lobbying firm was paid over $8.5 million by Nord Stream 2 which is owned by Putin's state-run Gazprom energy monopoly.  Roberti, a former Dem politician, has maxed out his donations to Schumer and to Rep. Eric Swalwell, who may have been cheating on Fang Fang with Vladimir, and threw in a generous $171,000 to the DCCC, as part of the over $545,000 donated to the Democrat political machine.

Biden Energy Secretary Subject of Ethics Complaint for Promoting Electric Company She Held $1.6 Million in Stock.  President Biden's Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm has received an ethics complaint for promoting an electric bus company she sat on the board of and held over a million dollars of stock in.  She did so all while being a part of the executive branch in Biden's administration.  Breitbart reports Granholm, "who oversees moving the country toward an electric vehicle transportation system and enjoys newfound powers after the passage of Biden's infrastructure package — is facing scrutiny for promoting Proterra, a Burlingame, California-based electric bus company she sat on the board of and held 240,520 shares of stock in, which garnered her $1.6 million when she finally divested them 157 days after her nomination."

If GOP wins in 2022, they must investigate Biden family corruption.  As Republicans and Democrats are examining the results of the November elections, including Governor-elect Glenn Youngkin's convincing victory in Virginia, it is clear that campaigning on issues close to the heart of the American people will bring real political results in 2022 and 2024.  However, the Republicans should not ignore the matters of integrity and government transparency and questions about corruption at the highest levels of U.S. politics.  Jimmy Carter had his brother Billy, Colonel Muammar Qaddafi's registered foreign agent.  Similarly, Roger Clinton, Bill Clinton's half-brother, was paid by the Gambino mafia family figure, for whom he allegedly tried to arrange a pardon, and was then himself pardoned by his half-brother Bill for a videotaped cocaine sale to an FBI agent.  Until professionally resolved by an honest investigation, Hunter Biden's business adventures in Ukraine and China will degrade the image of transparency and integrity in his father's administration.

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Hmmm.  What else do Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, and Joe Biden have in common?

Maryland Democrat Mayor Is Charged With 50 Counts Of Revenge Porn.  A mayor in Maryland who was arrested Monday and charged with 50 counts of distributing revenge porn is accused of posting nude photos without the victim's consent to the online forum Reddit, prosecutors said.  Andrew Bradshaw, 32, the mayor of Cambridge, in Dorchester County about 60 miles southeast of Annapolis, is accused of creating multiple accounts on Reddit and posting nude photographs captioned with racial slurs and sexually explicit language, State Prosecutor Charlton T. Howard III said in a statement.  [Video clip]

Not Suspicious at All:  Top NJ Democrat Says They 'Recently Found' 12,000 Ballots.  Leah has covered this New Jersey race extensively.  It's a state senate seat so it doesn't get much attention but if you live in the Garden State, this is a huge upset.  This is the New York Giants beating the Patriots in Super Bowl 42.  New Jersey Senate President Stephen Sweeney appears to have been beaten by a no-name Republican Edward Durr, who spent less than $100 to beat Sweeney.  I'm deducting the $67 he spent at Dunkin' Donuts.  I've lived in New Jersey for most of my life.  Sweeney owns South Jersey.  He's the labor union's top guy there.  He controls that campaign cash.  No governor can get much down without his blessing either.  To get clipped likes this, really highlights the miserable election night Democrats had this cycle.  So, why hasn't he conceded yet?  Well, 12,000 ballots just magically appeared.

Powerful New Jersey Democrat, Steve Sweeney, Will Not Concede Election Because He Just Found 12,000 Ballots.  New Jersey Democrat President Steve Sweeney was stunningly defeated by a truck driver named Edward Durr in last Tuesday's elections.  However, Sweeney has refused to concede the election.  When questioned about why he refuses to concede, the most powerful Democrat in the New Jersey legislature said his campaign just found 12,000 ballots to help him.  They don't even try to hide the corruption anymore.

McAuliffe raked in cash from donor who funded anti-vax effort, falsely calls Youngkin anti-vax.  Terry McAuliffe has repeatedly and falsely called his gubernatorial opponent, Republican Glenn Youngkin, "anti-vax," but the former Virginia governor has raked in tens of thousands of dollars from a donor who funded an anti-vax effort, campaign finance records show.  Albert Dwoskin, a real estate developer who bankrolled an institute that pushed anti-vaccine conspiracy theories, supplied the McAuliffe campaign with $53,400 worth of travel expenses in the form of in-kind contributions, or non-cash goods or services, Virginia campaign finance records show.  Dwoskin also pushed $27,500 in cash to the campaign this cycle and sent $10,000 to McAuliffe's Common Good VA PAC in 2020.  The PAC kicked nearly $1.6 million to McAuliffe's campaign coffers in December, filings show.

Huawei reportedly paid Democrat lobbyist $1M.  New reports are shedding more light on well-known Democrat lobbyist Tony Podesta's involvement with Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei.  According to reports on Thursday, Podesta was paid $1 million by Huawei to promote them to the Biden administration.  The amount is double what Podesta said he had received earlier this month in his third quarter lobbying report.  However, it has been found that he may have been given the $1 million in two separate installments across June and September.  This comes as the Biden administration has been advised to keep Huawei on the trade blacklist.  One White House official said, "President Biden and this administration believe digital infrastructure equipment made by untrustworthy vendors, like Huawei, pose a threat to the security of the U.S., our allies, and our partners.  Export controls against Huawei remain in place."

Team McAuliffe emails reveal effort to 'kill this' Fox News story.  Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe's campaign raised eyebrows by spending nearly $60,000 to hire a high-profile attorney known for masterminding election-related legal challenges.  When Fox News sent the campaign a request for comment, the McAuliffe campaign scrambled to "kill" the story, according to emails mistakenly sent to Fox News.  Less than a month before Election Day, McAuliffe's campaign spent $53,680 on the services of the Elias Law Group, a firm that Marc Elias started earlier this year, Fox News previously reported.  When Fox News reached out to the McAuliffe campaign for comment, McAuliffe spokesperson Christina Freundlich responded to the email with a message apparently meant for colleagues, not for Fox News.

U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland Claims Conflict of Interest Ethics Rules Do Not Apply to Biden Administration.  Representative Mike Johnson (R-LA) questioned U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland about his clear conflict of interest today surrounding the Attorney General's instructions for FBI agents to investigate parents who question school board curriculum.  Merrick Garland's daughter is married to the co-founder of the Critical Race Theory educational material being purchased by the school boards.  The exact CRT material being directly challenged by the parents Garland has instructed the FBI to investigate.  In a clear conflict of interest, Merrick Garland is using his office to protect the income and investments of his son-in-law's business.  However, when questioned about this conflict today, Merrick Garland says he will refuse to accept any ethical review of his conduct.

Attorney General Merrick Garland is covering up Democratic misdeeds.  More evidence emerges that Attorney General Merrick Garland has allowed the Department of Justice to become outrageously politicized on behalf of liberal interests.  Indeed, the nation's chief law enforcement officer is breaking the law.  Nine months into the Biden presidency, Garland has yet to comply with a perfectly legitimate order issued by former President Donald Trump on his last day in office.  The order, made in the worthy cause of public transparency, would declassify much of the material from the investigation into Russia's efforts to help Trump win the presidency.

Panorama Education, Co-Founded By U.S. AG Merrick Garland's Son-In-Law, Contracted With 23,000 Public Schools & Raised $76M From Investors.  Last week, AG Garland sent a memo to the head of the FBI, directing him to work with local law enforcement "to address threats against school administrators, board members, teachers and staff."  Critics say that Garland made the move in response to parents vocally opposing mask mandates and race-related teaching implemented by local school boards.  Nevertheless, the move by Garland to have the FBI investigate parents at school board meetings quickly put his son-in-law's nationwide education business in the spotlight.  Garland's son-in-law is Xan Tanner, co-founder, board member, and president (2012-2020) of Panorama Education.  Panorama Education sells surveys to school districts across the country that focus on the local "social and emotion climate."  These surveys are then used as justification for new curriculum from other providers that some parents call critical race theory and find objectionable.

Fed Chair Jerome Powell sold up to $5 million worth of stock options just before Dow Jones tanked last year.  Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell sold between $1 million and $5 million worth of stock options that he owned just before the stock market tanked last year because the government failed to pass a stimulus measure, it has been reported.  Powell's stock sale was reported just weeks after two top officials with the central bank resigned and a third came under fire for making multi-million dollar stock trades during the COVID-19 pandemic.  He made the stock sales on October 1, 2020 — just as talks between Congress and the Trump White House over a new stimulus package broke down while COVID case counts, deaths, and hospitalizations were spiking, according to Prospect.

Corrupt democrat Los Angeles city councilman Mark Ridley-Thomas indicted in federal corruption probe.  The New York Post is reporting that a high-level Los Angeles Democrat has been indicted in a federal corruption probe.  Councilman Mark Ridley Thomas, 66 along with former dean Marilyn Louise Flynn, 83 are expected to be arraigned in the next few days on charges of conspiracy, bribery, honest services mail fraud and honest services wire fraud.  The charges carry decades in prison if they are convicted, although honestly at their age, the chances of any type of lengthy sentence is questionable.

Los Angeles:  Corruption as far as the eye can see.  Here's the story from Los Angeles as the New York Post reports:  [" ...] Councilmember Mark Ridley-Thomas, 66, and Marilyn Louise Flynn, 83, were expected to be arraigned in the coming days on charges of conspiracy, bribery, honest services mail fraud and honest services wire fraud.  They face decades in prison if convicted of all charges.["]  This one's interesting, because Ridley-Thomas was no two-bit politician in Los Angeles.  He was a powerful county supervisor for many years before moving into his current slot at the Los Angeles City Council. [...] In what's been called a "political earthquake," it turns out he was caught taking at least one bribe that we know of, according to the FBI indictment, from the now former dean of the University of Southern California's school of social work, Marilyn Louise Flynn.  His price was steep:  $100,000 plus admission with full scholarship to the school for his worthless son (who was being drummed out of the state assembly for sex harassment), complete with a professorship at the university afterward.  It's actually not known if he completed that degree on that full scholarship, according to news reports, but it is well known that university professorships are convenient dumping grounds for wokester leftists who ought to be pariahs.

Tennessee senator Katrina Robinson seeks acquittal after fraud conviction.  Katrina Robinson's legal team is seeking an acquittal after the state senator was found guilty of four counts of fraud.  In a filing Friday [10/8/2021], Robinson's attorneys argue prosecutors misrepresented evidence and changed their legal theories mid-trial.  That two-week trial ended Sept. 30 with a jury finding Robinson guilty.  If not an outright acquittal, Robinson's attorneys ask the judge to grant a new trial.  Robinson was initially served with a 48-count indictment Aug. 11, 2020, alleging she illegally used $600,000 in federal funding meant for her school, The Healthcare Institute.  Prosecutors said she used the money for personal expenses including food, makeup, and entertainment for a wedding.

Delaware's top anti-corruption official 'paid her daughter $19,000 and her best friend $7,700 to do no-show job at government agency'.  Delaware's top anti-corruption official paid her daughter $19,000 and the girl's best friend — both high school seniors — more than $7,700 to do no-show temporary jobs even as other workers were laid off due to the pandemic, according to an indictment.  Kathleen McGuiness, 58, who as Delaware's state auditor is responsible for rooting out government fraud, waste and abuse, was indicted Monday on public corruption charges.  An indictment issued by a New Castle County grand jury charges McGuiness with felony counts of theft and witness intimidation, and misdemeanor charges of official misconduct, conflict of interest and noncompliance with state procurement laws.

Garland son-in-law's education company recommends book featuring Bill Ayers.  The left-wing education company co-founded by Attorney General Merrick Garland's son-in-law recommends that teachers read a book in which the first essay is written by Bill Ayers, the former domestic terrorist group leader and Chicago educator who helped lead the Weather Underground.  Panorama Education, co-founded by Xan Tanner, claims it has made its way into thousands of schools in the United States, selling race-focused student and teacher surveys and conducting training on systemic racism and oppression, white supremacy, implicit bias, and intersectionality, all under the rubric of "Social-Emotional Learning."

Watters probes Pelosi's wealth explosion, says she and husband seem to 'always know what the right investment is'.  As of 2020, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a Democrat, and her husband, real estate developer Paul Pelosi, had accumulated a combined $315,000,000 in wealth, and according to an investigation by Fox News host Jesse Watters, something about this doesn't seem right.  During a segment Saturday on Fox News' "Watters' World," he dug deep into her and her husband's past and discovered nuggets of information suggesting corruption may be afoot.  He started by noting that sometime after Pelosi's husband opened the real estate and venture capital investment and consulting firm Financial Leasing Services, Inc., he used his newly made "connections" to push her into politics, "helping her get elected to Congress in 1987."  Following her election to office, their wealth exploded. [...] The most recent wealth explosion occurred after she became House speaker again in 2018.  "That year, her financial disclosure report revealed a net worth of over 114 million.  Then in 2019, Pelosi's assets totaled up to a whopping 271 million.  And in 2020, those numbers went up even more to as high as 315 million bucks.  Quite a lot of crumbs," Watters said.  He then asked the question on everyone's mind:  "Where's the money coming from?"

Rochester Mayor to step down as part of guilty plea in shocking plea deal.  Lovely Warren, the Mayor of Rochester, New York, has been in the hot seat for quite a while now.  It all began with her mishandling and blame-shifting after the death of Daniel Prude in police custody.  She was simultaneously facing accusations of campaign finance law violations from her last election.  Then it was revealed that her husband had been a suspect in an investigation into a major drug trafficking ring.  Things came to a head when both she and her husband were arrested on child endangerment and illegal weapons charges after a police raid on the couple's home found the child left alone in a house with tens of thousands of dollars worth of drugs in it and an unsecured, loaded handgun.  Through it all, Warren continued to protest her innocence in all matters, insisting that she had no idea what her husband had been up to and that the campaign finance questions were all just a "misunderstanding."

Because They Are Evil.  There are a great many things coming from Biden, Fauci, the CDC, the State Department, the military, the Justice Department, and basically the Deep State that make no sense.  From Biden and the Deep State, we are getting executive orders, mandates, guidelines, decisions, policies, and edicts that just do not make any sort of intellectual sense.  It is not just a difference of opinion.  It is not just different politics or a different point of view.  Decisions, guidelines, policies, and proposed laws are coming out of Washington D.C., Biden, and the Deep State that one just can't figure out in an intellectual, factual, common-sense sort of way.  The only way to explain what is coming from the placeholder at the White House and the Deep State elites is that they are just evil.  They are doing what they're doing because they are evil.  No other answer makes sense.

Somebody Paid $3.7 Million Cash for CA Gov Newsom's Estate — But Who?  Somebody paid $3.7 million cash, through an LLC, for a 12,663 square foot, 8-acre estate in December 2018 that was then transferred (or gifted) to California Gov. Gavin Newsom and his wife shortly before the First Couple obtained a $2.7 million cashout mortgage loan on the property.  A year after originally breaking that story we still don't know who that somebody is and whether the transaction was legal or not.  Newsom's spokesperson, Nathan Click, has given two diametrically opposed explanations as to the origin of the cash, and neither hold up to scrutiny.

Hunter Biden:  A legend in the art community.  What do Hunter's art sales have in common with the Clinton Foundation?  The former is not selling priceless works of art, and the latter is not helping those in need.  They are both selling influence.  The art and the foundation are merely instruments to launder bribes.  We know this to be true because the donations to the Clinton Foundation dried up when the Clintons no longer had influence to peddle.  Likewise, I predict that Hunter's art will suddenly become less valuable as soon as Joe leaves office.

One Payoff in the Infrastructure Deal Is So Blatantly Corrupt That You Almost Have to Respect the Hustle.  While Nancy Pelosi's machinations may have put the infrastructure deal in jeopardy, the smart money still resides on its passing at some point.  There are just too many Republicans who seem too gung-ho, and you'd only need a few crossovers in the House to overcome the socialist wing.  With that said, the contents of the bill are becoming public, revealing the absolute boondoggle that this hastily written bipartisan compromise is.  Yet, there's one corrupt payoff in it that really stands out among the rest.  Enter Sen. Joe Manchin, who has been one of the key players in formulating and moving forward the infrastructure deal.  Given that, you knew he'd be getting his palms greased.  Even still, I'm not sure I expected it to be this blatant.  [Tweet]  Who is Gayle Manchin?  Well, that would be Joe Manchin's wife, who was appointed as co-chair of the Appalachian Regional Commission by Joe Biden.  In this infrastructure bill is a $1 billion expenditure to that commission.

Mayor of major U.S. city to pay nearly $23,000 for ethics violations.  San Francisco Mayor London Breed will personally pay $22,792 in fines imposed by the city's Ethics Commission for violating ethics standards while in office, according to various reports.  London Breed agreed to pay the fines imposed by the Ethics Commission, calling them "fair," the San Francisco Chronicle reported.  The commission said the fines were "significant," as Breed had misused her mayoral title for her personal benefit.  The Ethics Commission fined Breed for several violations, including asking then-California Gov. Jerry Brown in October 2018 to release her brother Napoleon Brown from prison, where he was serving a 44-year sentence for involuntary manslaughter and armed robbery, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.  Breed and family members sent the letter to Brown in October 2018, asking for the release of her brother for crimes for which she said he had faced excessive punishment.

Is Eric Swalwell A Chinese Spy?  If you have followed the saga of Congressman Eric Swalwell and his Chinese paramour Fang Fang you will know that:
  •   Fang Fang is a Chinese spy working for the Ministry of State Security, which is the rough equivalent of the CIA.
  •   Fang Fang and Swalwell had an intimate relationship.
  •   Fang Fang helped Swalwell raise money to run for Congress.
  •   Fang Fang left the country years ago. [...]
In short, you will know nothing.  Spies do not work alone.  They do not wander around having casual relationships with targets and then drift away.  They work at the direction of a government.  They report to superiors.  They write reports on everything they do.  They often work in teams — even if those teams are invisible to the casual observer.  Fang Fang did not just "bump into" Swalwell.  She was directed to target him.  She did not help Swalwell get started in politics, raise money for him and provide an assistant to work in Swalwell's office, because she saw something promising in his dull, boyish demeanor.  She did all this at the direction of a hostile, totalitarian state hell-bent on the destruction of the United States.

Who are the two biggest scoundrels among Democrats?  I don't know.  That covers a lot of territory.  But if we limit the inquiry to very famous Democrats, the answer might be Andrew Cuomo and Hunter Biden.  They have much in common.  Both are sons of very famous fathers.  Neither, in all likelihood, would have become prominent but for what their fathers accomplished.  That's certainly the case with Hunter Biden.  Both are the subject of sex scandals, albeit of somewhat different sorts.  Andrew Cuomo has been accused of sexual harassment by several women who worked in his administration.  Hunter Biden apparently was a fixture in the VIP lounges of various D.C. "gentlemen's clubs" where, allegedly, he did crack cocaine with strippers.  One stripper says he fathered her child.  And both Cuomo and Biden are under federal investigation.

Illinois Dem Admits to Bribing Prospective Opponent.  Democratic congresswoman Marie Newman (Ill.) acknowledged in court that she promised a six-figure job to a would-be political rival — an apparent bribe that may violate federal law.  Newman's taxpayer-funded attorneys conceded to a federal judge that the Democrat promised a top job in her office to a local Palestinian activist, which he said aimed to keep him from running in a 2020 primary, legal filings obtained by the Washington Free Beacon show.  The admission came after the activist, Iymen Chehade, sued Newman for breach of contract when the Democrat did not follow through with the job offer.  While the pair reached a settlement in late June that led to the suit's dismissal, the development does not end Newman's potential legal woes.  Both federal law and House rules prohibit candidates from promising a job to gain political support, and congressional investigators could now use facts from the civil case against Newman, Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust executive director Kendra Arnold said.

Swalwell spent thousands of campaign dollars on booze and limo services, $20K at hotel where his wife worked.  Prominent Democratic Rep. Eric Swalwell of California appears to have spent tens of thousands of campaign dollars on booze and limousine services, as well as over $20,000 at the luxury hotel where his wife used to work.  The tens of thousands of campaign dollars include limo services, luxury hotels, high-end restaurants and alcohol delivery services over the course of the second quarter, according to FEC records reviewed by Fox News.  The California congressman appears to have been driven in style with his FEC records showing the campaign spending over $10,000 on 26 rides from various limousine and luxury car services.  Swalwell's campaign also spent over $26,000 on luxury hotels.

Revealed: Eric Swalwell spent $20K in campaign funds at the hotel where his wife Brittany works.  California Democratic Rep. Eric Swalwell spent more than $20,000 in campaign funds at the hotel where his wife worked and also splashed out on booze and limo services, FEC filings suggest.  The filings show Swalwell, 40, spent money at the Ritz Carlton in Half Moon Bay, California, where his wife Brittany was the director of sales between 2015 and November 2019, according to her LinkedIn profile, and dropped $7,000 at restaurants and steakhouses in D.C. during the second quarter of 2021.  The tally includes 13 meals at restaurants including Charlie Palmer Steak, O-Ku Sushi and STK Steakhouse in downtown New York City.

23 High-Ranking Officials in Biden Administration All Came from the Same Shadowy Firm.  Many of the highest-ranking members of the Biden administration came from the same shadowy firm.  It is a relatively new name among revolving-door power brokers in Washington D.C., which makes it all the more surprising.  Founded in 2017, WestExec describes itself as a "diverse group of senior national security professionals with the most recent experience at the highest levels of the U.S. government.  With deep knowledge and networks in the fields of defense, foreign policy, intelligence, cybersecurity, international economics, and strategic communications, our team has worked together around the White House Situation Room table, deliberating and deciding our nation's foreign and national security policies."

Biden's pick for German ambassador is president of university that paid him nearly $1M.  President Biden's nominee to be the next ambassador to Germany is an Ivy League president whose university paid him nearly $1 million for an honorary professor gig where he was seldom seen, it was revealed Friday [7/2/2021].  University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann, who has headed the Philadelphia-based institution since 2004, is the first envoy to a G-7 nation to be nominated by Biden.  If confirmed by the Senate, the 71-year-old Gutmann would be the second woman to serve as America's chief diplomat in Berlin.  (Robin Quinville has served as acting US ambassador to Germany since June of last year.)

Quid Pro Joe?  Biden's Pick for Ambassador to Germany Raises a Lot of Questions.  As we previously reported, Hunter Biden's emails revealed that when Joe Biden was vice president, Joe and Hunter used his office as a way to advance his son's business deals, even using Air Force Two to fly one of the business associates and Hunter to Mexico for a "gigantic" business deal.  Giving access to meet the big guy paid off very well for Hunter.  Even with all the emails and pictures of Joe Biden meeting with Hunter's business associates, Joe Biden still claimed during the campaign that he knew nothing about his son's business.  Imagine the nerve that takes to say that, when he knew he was doing all this and that the evidence was likely out there.

Watchdog group files complaint alleging Florida Democratic Rep. Demings committed ethics violation.  A watchdog group has filed a complaint to Congress alleging Florida Democratic Rep. Val Demings violated congressional ethics rules by using taxpayer-funded resources for campaign purposes.  The Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust says Demings used her official Twitter account, with more than 300,000 followers, to direct people to her campaign account, which the conservative-leaning group is calling an "ongoing ethics violation," according to the Washington Free Beacon.  The complaint to the Office of Congressional Ethics more specifically argues that by using her official account, Demings violated House rules banning the use of taxpayer-funded resources for campaign use.

Nepotism abounds in Biden administration.  Soon after becoming president, Joe Biden promised that no member of his family would be involved in the federal government.  It was an easy promise for Biden to make considering all the money his son and brother had already made off of Joe's name and office in the private sector.  You can't get rich in the federal government like you can peddling influence in countries like Ukraine and China.  Still, the federal government isn't a bad place in which to make a buck and enhance a resume.  Thus, senior members of the Biden administration are finding places in government for their children, spouses, and siblings.

Biden's Policies Feed a Criminal Monopoly.  Mexican criminal cartels — not U.S. border communities, nor illegal immigrants — are the beneficiaries of President Joe Biden's open border policies.  Biden's neglect of border security is feeding the money-making machine of the Mexican cartels, a criminal enterprise that exploits immigrants by taking their money — and sometimes their lives.  "[The cartels] have the northern border of Mexico sealed," Jay Whetten, a rancher residing in Cochise County, Arizona, told me in an interview.  "Nobody comes through that border illegally without their authorization."  In May 2021, Border Patrol encounters with illegal immigrants from the Mexican border increased 674% as compared to May 2020, demonstrating the magnitude of the increase in business for Mexican cartels.  And, according to a veteran Department of Homeland Security law enforcement officer, these are only the crossings of which Border Patrol is aware.

DOE Grants Manchin Donor's Company $1 Million.  A major donor to Sen. Joe Manchin (D., W.Va.) received a $1 million grant from the Department of Energy ahead of Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm's trip to West Virginia to lobby the senator on the administration's $2 trillion infrastructure bill.  The U.S. Research Impact Alliance, an incubator for energy startups, received $1 million as part of the Department of Energy's "grant funding for research and innovation projects," Manchin and Granholm announced during the energy secretary's two-day visit to West Virginia late last week.  The company's treasurer is West Virginia businessman Michael Green, a longtime political ally and donor to Manchin.

Seattle Times sues city of Seattle over Mayor Jenny Durkan's missing text messages during protests.  The Seattle Times filed a lawsuit Thursday alleging that the city of Seattle mishandled requests from reporters for officials' text messages during a tumultuous period last summer when police abandoned the East Precinct and used tear gas on protesters.  The complaint, filed in King County Superior Court, follows a whistleblower investigation that found Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan's office violated state public records laws in its handling of requests after discovering the mayor's texts were missing for a 10-month period.  Four Seattle Times reporters were among the requesters affected.  Their requests were largely focused on officials' communications surrounding a series of events last summer, including fatal shootings in the Capitol Hill Organized Protest area that formed following the precinct's abandonment and the resignation of former Police Chief Carmen Best.  None of the reporters were informed that the mayor's texts had not been retained.

Just How Rigged is the "Rigged Game"?  [Dennis] Kucinich described a Cleveland City Council that correctly viewed itself as servants, in office to execute the needs of the financial interests that installed them.  When he arrived telling a tale of having spent two years knocking on every door in his district, the members didn't believe it, and kept asking questions like "Where'd you get your money to get elected?" or "Who put you here?"  One after the other, they welcomed him to the job, telling him there were "legitimate ways" to make money once there, that "you're on the inside now, not on the outside," and that the world generally could be his, if he followed one rule.  "All you have to do," one attorney-legislator told him, "is play ball."  He learned the racket:  "You gotta vote right."  Many of the things the Council voted on turned out to be cons and guaranteed profit schemes that directly transferred cash from voters to donors.  For instance, an "urban renewal" bill that was pitched as a multi-million-dollar cleanup for one neighborhood but was actually a scam to force thousands of homeowners to take out high-interest-rate private bank loans to repair their properties.

Supremely Anti-Gun NY Mayor's Husband Is Arrest For Drugs And, Wait For It, Illegals Guns In House.  Rochester, New York, is governed by Mayor Lovely Warren, and one of the mayor's pet peeves is guns — particularly the illegal kind.  At BearingArms.com they noted Warren, who is a Democrat, frequently advocates for getting guns off the city's streets.  She also supports New York's tough gun-control laws.  And recently announced a gun buyback initiative so, as the mayor put it "our residents can feel safe in their neighborhoods and live the lives they deserve."  Under that plan, people would be paid $150 for pistols and $250 for "assault" weapons.  [Video clip]

Anti-Gun Mayor Says She's The Victim After Husband Busted On Drug, Gun Charges.  What's an anti-gun mayor supposed to say when police raid her home and find illegally possessed firearms and illicit drugs inside?  In the case of Rochester, New York mayor Lovely Warren, the answer is to claim that you're the victim of a political investigation and an attempt to derail your re-election campaign. [...] "Tim" is Timothy Granison, Warren's husband and the alleged owner of an unregistered handgun discovered in the couple's home earlier this week (a modern sporting rifle was found as well, though so far police haven't said if was registered with the state as required under New York's SAFE Act set of gun control laws).  Warren's correct in noting that she's not currently facing charges in connection with the drug investigation, though the mayor is facing felony charges of her own in a case involving alleged violations of the state's campaign financing laws.

Court Rules Michigan Recall Effort Against Governor Can Proceed — Gretchen Whitmer Responds With Implied Violence.  A Michigan court has ruled that a recall effort against Governor Gretchen Whitmer, a woman with no moral or leadership character, can proceed.  That's good news.  However, it is the response from the governor that appears to be the buried lead.  Specifically because the statement also included "courts" and the "ballot Box", the third line of attack from the governor's office implies acts of violence "on the streets" against her political opposition.

Only because she got caught:
Whitmer's campaign will pay for controversial Florida flight.  A Michigan chemical company that arranged for Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to fly to Florida in its private jet is under scrutiny from the Federal Aviation Administration, prompting a change in how the flight will be paid for, Whitmer's campaign disclosed Thursday [5/27/2021].  Whitmer's reelection campaign will pay PVS Chemicals of Detroit for the $27,521 cost of the flight to visit Whitmer's father, not a nonprofit corporation that Whitmer controls, as announced earlier, Whitmer campaign attorney Christopher Trebilcock said in a letter obtained by the [Detroit] Free Press.  Trebilcock made the new disclosures in a letter to state Rep. Steve Johnson, R-Wayland, chairman of the House Oversight Committee, who had sent the governor a list of questions about the March trip.

Florida Private Jet Scandal Threatens Gretchen Whitmer's Political Future.  Dishonesty and hypocrisy surrounding Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's (D) secret "personal" trip to Florida are threatening the one-time rising star's political future.  Like other Democrat governors, Whitmer opted to impose harsh restrictions in an attempt to deal with the coronavirus in 2020.  After a spike in cases towards the end of the year, she reimposed many orders through her Department of Health and Human Services after her executive orders were ruled unconstitutional in October.  In early April 2021, as coronavirus variants were growing around the country, Whitmer warned Michiganders not to go to Florida for spring break.  But what she did not say at the time was that on a Friday morning, March 12, the governor who previously was on Joe Biden's shortlist for vice president, took an unannounced trip to Florida for four days.  She returned Monday evening, March 15.

Gretchen Whitmer Story Unravels:  Florida Plane Not Authorized for Charter Flights.  The private jet Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) said she chartered for her secret trip to Florida in March is not approved to be chartered, the FAA told the Detroit Free Press Monday [5/17/2021].  The new problems arose when Whitmer's chief of staff, Joanne Huls, attempted to explain away the flight Friday by saying a related 501(c)(4) so-called dark money group paid for the flight.  It was determined the cost of the roundtrip was $27,521, and Whitmer personally reimbursed the fund just $855 for her seat.  It was not clear how they arrived at either figure.

Gretchen Whitmer's private flights draw attention of Michigan Legislature and FAA.  Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's use of a private plane to travel out of state in March could soon be facing multiple investigations.  Rep. Steve Johnson, the chairman of the Michigan House Oversight Committee, said there may even need to be an inquiry into the financial arrangements behind Whitmer's visit to her father, who is reportedly chronically ill, if her administration is not forthcoming should a letter be sent with questions.  "If they refuse to [answer the questions], maybe, at that point, we will do hearings.  It's definitely something in consideration," the Republican told the Detroit News.  "I would like to give the administration the opportunity to answer questions before we go down that road."  After Whitmer's chief of staff, JoAnne Huls, said last week the administration used "a chartered flight for this trip," a Federal Aviation Administration representative said Detroit-based Air Eagle, the company whose plane carried Whitmer to Florida and back, doesn't hold a certificate authorizing charter-type services.

Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant admits violating ethics code, fueling recall effort.  As Henry Bridger arrived on Capitol Hill on Saturday [5/8/2021] to gather signatures for a ballot initiative to recall Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant, he trumpeted an admission by the politician that he predicts will help persuade voters to oust her.  In a Friday settlement agreement with the Seattle Ethics and Elections Commission, Sawant admitted to improperly using city money, employees and other resources to support a proposed ballot measure.  She also agreed to pay the city $3,516, about twice the amount of city funds she spent to advance the measure to create a payroll tax on big businesses like Amazon.  Sawant's admission that she violated city ethics and elections codes confirms one of three charges now being made by the recall effort.

A Major Biden Administration Scandal Is Brewing.  As RedState reported weeks ago, there are serious issues surrounding millions of dollars in stock owned by Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm.  That stock is in Proterra, an electric vehicle company that is being actively promoted by the Biden administration.  Further, Granholm being the Secretary of Energy means she gets to make regulations that can directly enrich herself.  Now, the story has gotten worse as Granholm appears to have reneged completely on her pledge to sell her stock and leave the board of the company in question.

The Editor says...
It's not a scandal if the news media ignores it.  At least that appears to be the plan.

Former Democrat Speaker of House in Oregon Arrested for Sex Trafficking.  Dave Hunt represented Clackamas County in the Oregon House of Representatives from 2003 through 2013. Hunt was the former Democratic Leader, Majority Leader, and Speaker of the House for the State of Oregon.  As a legislator, Hunt the sponsor of a bill criminalizing sex trafficking in 2007.  Hunt is currently a lobbyist working to influence the very chamber he left.  However, even more ironic in 2011, Dave Hunt use his position to support and vote for HB 2714.  That bill created the crime of commercial sexual solicitation, the exact crime police used to charge Hunt when he was arrested and cited.

Stacey Abrams Is On The Board Of A Group Collaborating With The Chinese Communist Party.  Stacey Abrams serves on the board of the Center For American Progress, which has participated in exchanges with a premier Chinese Communist Party-linked propaganda organization for over a decade, even co-authoring reports with the group, The National Pulse can today reveal.  Among its Democratic board members is Abrams, who remarked she was "honored to be joining the board of the Center for American Progress," as it "has been at the forefront of progressive policy development and activism for years."  What's more, the left-wing activist spoke at the group's 2019 conference to outline "solutions to combat voter suppression efforts."

Nancy Pelosi's Husband Buys Microsoft Ahead of Big Govt Contract.  Here are recent Pelosi Insider Moves.  [Link]  The list shows the Microsoft call options.  And here is a list of Senate Transactions you may be interested in.  [Link]  If you had knowledge of this deal and made a similar trade, then got caught, you would be fined, lose all your profits, and potentially be thrown into jail.

Corrupt ex-mayor of NY town running for [his or her] old seat thanks to state loophole.  Two crooks want to become mayor of Spring Valley in Rockland County — but only one is eligible to run, a state judge ruled Wednesday [4/14/2021].  In an only-in-New York story, former Spring Valley Mayor Noramie Jasmin, who was ensnared in a federal corruption scandal tied to former state Senate Majority Leader Malcolm Smith, is running for her old job after serving four years in prison.  Jasmin was found guilty in 2015 of mail fraud and extortion.  She got caught peddling her support for a local community center in exchange for $5,000 cash and 50-percent ownership in the development.  But that's only half the story.  One of her wannabe opponents in the Democratic primary, Vilair Fonvil, a former Spring Valley trustee, was convicted of felony state crimes for stealing $11,000 from a summer camp program run by the village.  The crimes included grand larceny, corruption and official misconduct.

Parallels between Biden's border policy and Cuomo's nursing home scandal.  Some friends of mine have been making interesting comparisons of the parallels between the completely unnecessary crises created by President Biden (at the border) and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. [...]
Spreading COVID
  •   Biden requires CBP to allow COVID positive illegal migrants into our country and is spreading them across the country
  •   Cuomo sent COVID-positive elders into nursing homes, killing almost 15,000 vulnerable seniors there
Predictability of a self-created crisis
  •   The Biden border crisis was not only predictable but he was warned about what would happen
  •   Cuomo was warned by doctors who work in nursing homes about the risks to the other residents
  •   Biden is refusing to allow the media and American people to see the conditions in which illegal immigrants are held, especially children, and has delayed releasing the numbers of illegals allowed entry or not
  •   Cuomo notoriously and probably illegally covered up the number of nursing home deaths
Refusing to use Trump-provided solutions
  •   Biden abandoned Trump's successful border security arrangements with Mexico, his safe third country agreements with Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras to apply for asylum in their home countries, and ended border wall construction
  •   Cuomo didn't take advantage of the Federal assistance in creating hospital facilities in the Javits Center and the USNS Comfort hospital ship
Lack of preparation
  •   Biden issued executive orders on the border without being prepared in terms of personnel, procedures, or facilities to deal with their consequences
  •   Cuomo left nursing homes being unprepared and unequipped in terms of personnel, procedures, and facilities to isolate those admitted with COVID or otherwise protect the other residents
Family separation
  •   Biden encouraged family separations by encouraging unaccompanied minors
  •   Cuomo caused permanent family separations with elders' deaths while isolated from their family in long-term care facilities

For 20 years, Democrat sexual predators have run the state of New York.  For 13 years, the terms of the last three Democrat governors, sexual harassers have held down the office.  And for 20 years, Democrat attorney generals who were sexual predators ruled.  It's quite an achievement for a national and state party that claims to protect women.  "There is a disrespect for women that this administration chronically exemplifies.  After the #MeToo movement, they did absolutely nothing when it came to sexual harassment," Governor Cuomo ranted about President Trump during the Kavanaugh nomination.  That was the same year that Cuomo had halted an investigation into Manhattan DA Cy Vance's mishandling of the Weinstein case back in 2015, six days after Cuomo got a $25,000 check from the law firm that had represented Weinstein in 2015, which had donated $10,000 to Vance.  Vance's office had also asked a judge to reduce Jeffrey Epstein's sex offender status so low that he wouldn't be listed as a sex offender.

New York's Corrupt and Venal Leaders Must Go.  Writing as someone who was slightly acquainted with the late Mario Cuomo and considered him a substantial political force — not out of place among the many distinguished men who have held the historic office of governor of New York, from General George Clinton and John Jay to the Roosevelts, Al Smith, and Nelson Rockefeller — I have always found both of the present public Cuomos unutterably obnoxious.  The only positive thing about the present governor is that he is an improvement on Eliot Spitzer, an apparently megalomaniacal incarnation of the concept of malicious and reckless prosecution when he was state attorney general.  With that said, the cascade of demands that Andrew Cuomo resign over the allegations of improprieties against him launched by present or former female co-workers is piffle.  There is something particularly nauseating about the cowardly antics of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio as he attacks Cuomo and demands his resignation.

Has Joe Biden Sold America out to the Mexican Drug Cartels?  I've said for two years now on my national radio show that the best thing that could ever happen for the Mexican drug cartels would be a Democratic presidential victory.  Mexican drug kingpins have waited their entire lives for this fantasy.  They must be singing, dancing and toasting champagne right now, because President Joe Biden is the greatest gift ever bestowed upon the Mexican cartels.  Experts estimated the money made on drug trafficking by the cartels at around $500 billion a year.  That's half a trillion dollars a year — "trillion" with a T.  Who quotes that figure?  Republican senators.

Why the Left Hates Cuomo.  In contrast to his predecessors, the accusations against Cuomo are so flimsy, they almost — but not quite! — make you feel bad for the guy.  David Patterson had an affair with a state employee while a married state senator.  Eliot Spitzer resigned in disgrace after being caught paying $5000 a night for young prostitutes; a few years later the New York Post revealed that he had a fetish for crawling around barking like a dog while a prostitute led him with a collar and a leash.  Nelson Rockefeller died of a heart attack in 1979 while doing a bit of horizontal exertion with a "secretary" almost fifty years younger than he.  The accusations against Cuomo amount to little more that the fact that he creeped out a few women by trying to be friendly with them.  Yet Cuomo deserves every bit of the grief he is getting, simply because he is — and always has been — a creep.

DC Mayor Bowser & Cabinet Picks Met With Top 'Influence' Arm Of Chinese Communist Party.  Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser and her appointees have repeatedly met with and hosted leaders from a leading organization in the Chinese Communist Party's United Front.  The United Front functions as China's premier influence and propaganda organization, raising flags with the U.S. government's Economic and Security Review Commission.  It seeks to "co-opt and neutralize sources of potential opposition to the policies and authority of its ruling Chinese Communist Party" and coerce American leaders "to take actions or adopt positions supportive of Beijing's preferred policies."  What's more, the State Department has described the group as seeking to "directly and malignly influence" U.S. state and local leaders.

America's Last Machine Boss Goes Down.  The Chicago machine turned out some of the most notorious names in American public corruption, including Anton Cermak, Richard J. Daley, and Ed Kelly.  The machine also turned out Mike Madigan, who ruled over Illinois politics for 50 years, 36 of which he spent calling the shots as House speaker.  Most people thought Madigan would only leave office in handcuffs or a casket.  Most people were wrong.  For the first time since 1970, "the Velvet Hammer" is not representing Chicago's southwest side in the state capitol:  Madigan announced his resignation on Feb. 18, just weeks after losing his spot as House speaker when his Democratic caucus abandoned him.  Madigan is the most skilled politician you've never heard of and the most powerful state-level official in American history.

Biden Fires Chicago U.S. Attorney Hot on the Trail of Democratic Corruption.  You've probably never heard of Chicago's U.S. attorney John Lausch.  For the last two years, he has been going after some of the biggest, most powerful Democrats in the state of Illinois. [...] In fact, it's believed Lausch has targeted some other high-profile Democratic politicians in other investigations.  It's a target-rich environment and Democrats in Illinois have gotten extremely nervous about who Lausch will go after next.  Now it appears, that bringing down corrupt Democratic politicians will be the job of the next U.S. attorney.  Along with 56 other U.S. attorneys named by former president Trump, Lausch will lose his job — fired by Joe Biden.  "It's tradition," said Biden supporters.  This is true.  But it's also "tradition" to keep prosecutors in place who were pursuing high-profile cases.  Lausch certainly qualified under that criteria.  Biden's firing hasn't gone down well in Illinois.

New Mexico Governor Grisham Caught Using Taxpayer Money to Pay for Her Groceries, Tequila and Whiskey.  In March of 2020 New Mexico Governor Michelle Grisham locked down her state due to the coronavirus threat.  New Mexico was ranked 39th out of the 50 states in coronavirus cases at that time.  But after Grisham locked down the state she made a private call to her favorite jewelry store to make a purchase.  Of course, she was able to do this because she is the Democrat governor.  But she got caught and started changing her story.  Now this:  The far left governor was recently caught using taxpayer money to pay for groceries, whiskey and tequila.

Anti-Trump Lincoln Project was warned married co-founder was 'serial harasser targeting male staff,' but did nothing, investigation reveals.  Last June, the Lincoln Project was on a high. [...] But within the organization, a grave threat was emerging.  In June 2020, members of the organization's leadership were informed in writing and in subsequent phone calls of at least 10 specific allegations of harassment against co-founder John Weaver, including two involving Lincoln Project employees, according to multiple people with direct knowledge of the situation.

Things that are not graft:  [#1] Outrageously generous book deals to present and former officials.  The Obamas' $65 million book advances still lead the way to the most lavish, though the notion that even Democrat politicians' relatives, like Chelsea Clinton, would offer ghostwritten pap worth anything is something you just have to believe.  [#2] Generous speaking fees.  The $25 million the Clintons garnered for just six months of speeches in 2014 and 2015, you must regard not as bribes for access and influence, but as well-earned compensation for minutes worth of pearls of wisdom.  Not just former presidents and would-be presidents are the recipients of such largesse. [...] [#4] Congressional Stock Trading:  If you believed Hillary Clinton made so much money investing shrewdly in cattle futures and not out of some manipulation, you will certainly agree that speaker Nancy Pelosi's $1 million investment in Tesla stock call options shortly before the Biden administration announced it planned to make the federal automobile fleet (645,000 cars) electric was just another example of stock trading genius by a high-ranking politician.

Is Cocaine Mitch Abandoning His Homies?  The results of this latest election truly shocked and surprised all of us, though in hindsight what other recourse did Democrats have?  They lied to the American people, Congress, the FBI, the intelligence agencies, the FISA court, Mueller's task force, and most likely themselves trying to convince themselves that they'd never be found out.  They made fools of themselves and had only electoral deceit and fraud to fall back on to get the win in 2020.  Not just at the top of the ticket, either; this corruption goes right to the bone.

Biden Breaks Fundraising Records For "Uniquely Corrupting" Donations, But...  Bad news, Republicans — Democrats figured out The Secret of Citizens United.  At least that seems to be the outrage over this report about Joe Biden's record-breaking advantage in "dark money," amplified by Fox News today from a Bloomberg report over the weekend.  Fox's Megan Henney leans heavily into the hypocrisy angle of a political party taking money through channels it opposes. [...] There's nothing hypocritical about playing by the same rules as your opponent, albeit there might be something hypocritical about denouncing the mechanism at the same time you're leveraging it.  Especially if you keep griping about it being "uniquely corrupting."

DOJ will not criminally charge Sen. Richard Burr for stock trades he made after getting Covid intelligence.  The Justice Department will not criminally charge Sen. Richard Burr in connection with stock trades that the North Carolina Republican executed on the heels of being briefed about Covid-19 last year, shortly before the coronavirus pandemic rocked the U.S. economy.  The probe of Burr had included the highly unsusual seizure of his cell phone by the FBI in May, and led to his stepping aside as chairman of the powerful Senate Intelligence Committee that same month.  "Tonight, the Department of Justice informed me that it has concluded its review of my personal financial transactions conducted early last year," Burr said in a statement Tuesday night.

A Severely Compromised Senator Mark Warner is About To Become Chairman of The Senate Intelligence Committee.  Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) is about to become the Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI), and regardless of his current disposition the deepest part of the deep state will have full blackmail control over every aspect of his activity.  To understand just how severely compromised Senator Warner is it becomes necessary to review why, when and how his corrupt legislative engagements with the intelligence apparatus took place.

Do Not Believe These People.  When it was learned that Congressman Eric Swalwell, who has access to this nation's most important national security secrets as a member of the House Intelligence Committee, had a long-term connection with a Chinese communist spy, and that she helped him fundraise for his reelection in 2014 even though she was a college student (which should seem weird how a foreign national college student could have enough contacts to be a political money bundler), the networks barely touched the story.  CNN had him on for a short, softball interview, and The New York Times, to this day, hasn't mentioned it once.

Biden inaugural returns cash from ex-senator-turned-foreign agent.  President-elect Joe Biden's inaugural committee will refund a donation from former Sen. Barbara Boxer after the California Democrat registered as a foreign agent for a Chinese surveillance firm accused of abetting the country's mass internment of Uighur Muslims, officials tell Axios.

Why I Am Joining The Jan. 6 DC March For Trump.  I am angry.  It's not a passing emotion brought on by a single circumstance.  This anger is a deep, painful, abiding anger created by a mix of frustration, despair, hopelessness, and injustice. [...] I'm angry because I've been playing by the "rules":  paying my taxes, being civil and tolerant of my neighbor, accepting without protest the election of past presidents I didn't support, and never threatening physical violence, using name-calling, canceling careers, using government goons to unlawfully spy to invent reasons for impeachment, or using media to misreport, misrepresent or otherwise create dissension and anger.  Yet the other side has carte blanche to do all this and more without condemnation, conviction, or retribution of any kind.

How to Steal an Election in Four Steps.  Note the scope of what has happened.  When government agencies fake the lethality of a disease, isolate people, impose lockdowns, and try to cause a recession, when they deceive via unconstitutional laws, fake polls, mail-in-voting, and rigged software, when the fraud enlists the Centers for Disease Control, the FBI and CIA, high-level plants within other agencies, state governors & attorneys general, the broadcast media, & social media — all to take down one man because he's the choice of the people — that's not "voter fraud."  It's an organized coup.  Are the Democrats that you know capable of this?  Could Pelosi, AOC, Swalwell and the rest pull this off?  Or are just politically-aligned order-takers, like our media and social media, from, likely, Soros and China, a pair that often work together because they share a common enemy?  Today's Democrats are controlled by far-left Alinskyites who produce tension & chaos, then blame capitalism, racism, & Trump.  Look what they did to us this year.  How many Americans did they isolate to sell the virus lie?  How much depression and loss of income did they cause?  How many breakups and divorces?  How many elderly people had to die alone to serve the Left's narrative?  They even suppressed the effective covid drug hydroxychloroquine for months — they kept medicine from people who needed it — solely because President Trump had said the drug was effective and they could not allow Trump to seem to be right about anything.  As noted, they suppressed the vaccine as well.  The party is no longer a political opponent; it is a US enemy and the most retrograde force in America.

Hey, GOP: This is Your Do or Die Moment.  If Democrats, the corporate media, and foreign interests can steal a presidential election, they can steal any congressional or gubernatorial election, easily.  If a thief can rob Fort Knox with ease, any bank on Main Street will be child's play.  If they can weaponize the CIA, FBI, IRS, and DOJ to target their political enemies, without punishment, why won't they double down next time?  For the left, crime does pay.  There has been no reckoning or accountability for the stolen 2020 presidential election.  What's to stop every subsequent election from being stolen in the same way? [...] Does anyone seriously believe that the Biden FBI or DOJ will lift a finger to investigate voter fraud?

Ossoff Promoted Chinese Propaganda Outlet After Stint as 'National Security Aide'.  Georgia Democratic Senate hopeful Jon Ossoff promoted a Chinese state-run media outlet that has rebuffed U.S. lawmakers' demands to register as a foreign agent.  Months after leaving Rep. Hank Johnson's (D., Ga.) office — where he spent five months serving as a "national security aide" with top-secret clearance — in August 2012, Ossoff urged his Twitter followers to read Xinhua News Agency, a Chinese Communist Party-run propaganda organ.  "Esp. during 18th Party Congress, #follow @XHNews (Xinhua — Chinese state media)," Ossoff wrote.  The Democrat has struggled to fend off GOP senator David Perdue's criticism of his ties to China.  In July, Ossoff quietly disclosed receiving a payment from a Chinese-backed media giant, but has since refused to release private financial information from his foreign film company, Insight TWI.  In addition, Ossoff's father — who has bankrolled the Democrat's political career — met with Chinese "dignitaries" after commissioning a 60-foot yacht from a China-based shipbuilder tied to Communist Party Officials.

Losing Democratic Candidate Who Is Asking House To Intervene In Election Was On Chinese Payrolls, Financial Disclosures Show.  Losing democratic candidate for Iowa's 2nd District Rita Hart was on the payroll of two Chinese companies while running for the seat, financial disclosures show.  Hart received $3,180 from Confucius International Education in 2020 and $2,135.23 from Pangaea International Academy in both 2019 and 2020, according to two financial disclosures.  The records were first reported by Accuracy in Media.  Confucius International Education Group (CIEG) is funded by a Chinese state-run leasing company Far East Horizon, according to cieg.com.  Far East Horizon has ties to a Youth Communist League through shareholders, according to Accuracy in Media.

Iowa House candidate on payroll for two Chinese companies.  The latest financial report from Democrat Rita Hart, an Iowa candidate locked in one of the closest Congressional elections in decades, reveals Hart is on the payroll for two Chinese companies including one that is indirectly owned by the Chinese government.  Hart is currently personally appealing to Nancy Pelosi to ignore the will of the voters and overturn the election results in her race.  Hart received income — not campaign donations — from Confucius International Education ($3,180) and Pangaea International Academy ($2,135.23), according to the report, which was released in May.  Accuracy in Media made these discoveries while investigating an FEC complaint against Hart.

Georgia Senate candidate accused of keeping secrets about foreign income.  Democratic Georgia Senate candidate Jon Ossoff is keeping secrets about his foreign income, including details of a payment he got from a news agency tied to the Chinese Communist Party, reports the Washington Free Beacon.  The Ossoff campaign declined a request to review documents about the Chinese payment, telling the Washington Post "the particulars of our annual finances are confidential."  The report, however, said Ossoff "quietly disclosed" getting at least $5,000 from PCCW, a media company in Hong Kong that is owned in part by the Chinese Communist Party.

Ossoff Refuses to Release 'Further Financial Information' After Controversial Payments Surface.  Even after a number of controversial payments to Jon Ossoff's foreign film company surfaced in September — including one from a Chinese-backed media giant — the Georgia Democrat refused to release additional financial documents from the company.  In a recent interview with the Washington Post, Ossoff declined the outlet's request to "release further financial information" relating to his company, noting that "the particulars of our annual finances are confidential."  The refusal comes months after Ossoff quietly disclosed receiving at least $5,000 from PCCW, a Hong Kong-based media corporation owned in part by the Chinese Communist Party.

Nullification Isn't Just for Democrats, Anymore.  Since the 2016 election, Democrats have made all kinds of nullification standard fare, but more pernicious than displaying a disagreeable temperament, or contrary opinion; more than First Amendment-protected civil disobedience.  Instead, making that which is legitimate, illegitimate; making what is illegitimate, legitimate.  Making what is decent, abhorrent; making what is grotesque, glorious — all enjoying approbation from a fawning media.  Any and all tactics, now including election fraud, and covering up bribery of a president to-be, are used unapologetically, with no subterfuge, and with impunity.  Truth now is subjective, conditioned on identity and whether it will be canceled by the mob, or approved by the neo-aristocracy.

I Served 8 Months for a Campaign Contribution.  Will Zuckerberg Get Punished for His $500M?  [Video clip]

The Democrats Are in Bed with China, Literally.  The fact is that Red China is delighted by the opportunity to get back to business as usual with a Democrat administration — and in the case of a potential President Biden*, that's literally business as usual.  The garbage media didn't think his crack-huffing, loser spawn being owned by Chinese intel — you think they don't have tape of him living out his X-rated video of David Bowie's 80s hit? — was significant enough to tell us about.  But then, like the rest of the establishment, the media's corporate owners are all wrapped up with the Chi-Coms.  When's the last time you saw Hollywood take a stand against the Chinese commies?  That would be about the last time you saw Richard Gere on the big screen, since his career died when he did a movie pointing out their oppression of Tibet.

Ossoff's Father Met With Chinese 'Dignitaries' While Touring His China-Built Yacht.  Georgia Democratic Senate candidate Jon Ossoff's millionaire father met with Chinese "dignitaries" while touring a 60-foot yacht he purchased from a China-based shipbuilder tied to Communist Party officials.  Richard Ossoff, who has bankrolled his son's upstart political career, commissioned China-based Jet-Tern Marine to build the custom vessel in 2008, U.S. Coast Guard records show.  Before shipping the yacht to the United States, the company held a "sea trial" for "customers Heather and Richard Ossoff, of Atlanta, Georgia, USA," in order to test the million-dollar vessel's performance, with "many" Chinese dignitaries in attendance.

The Supreme Court and the Electoral Coup.  Prior presidents had generally accommodated Washington corruption, and it naturally grew over time.  A major contributing factor that compelled Trump to run was that under the Obama administration corruption became egregious.  First Amendment rights were violated in new ways with surveillance conducted on select media reporters who criticized Obama, and with muzzling of some 160 patriotic conservative groups by Lois Lerner in her position as director of the Exempt Organizations Unit of the Internal Revenue Service.  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.

A Hill To Die On.  Voter fraud is as old as our Republic.  But it hasn't always been widespread and well-organized. [...] Historically, the Democrat machine in Chicago perfected voter fraud.  The dead voted in large numbers.  Street people were recruited with cigarettes, lunch, and sometimes a little walking around money to go vote for the Democrat candidates.  They organized buses and rode herd on them.  Other big cities with a large labor union presence were also able to organize in a similar fashion, and naturally the Mafia had it's fingers in this pie, too.  The 1960 Presidential Election was, until now, the biggest and most outrageous example of American election fraud.  Kennedy won because of fraud in Texas, Illinois, and West Virginia.  Lyndon Johnson organized an efficient voter fraud machine in Texas to get himself elected to Congress years earlier.  He used that to bring Texas into the fold for John F. Kennedy in 1960.  The Chicago Machine was easy to engage on JFK's behalf — all it took was a few phone calls and a lot of cash.

Crime Hiding Crime:  A Motive for Stealing the Election.  The 2020 presidential election, however it is finally decided, will be important for what does not happen as well as what does.  I have no doubt that Democrats were highly motivated in the election in order to pursue their socialist, anti-American agenda.  But they were also powerfully motivated by fear.  Consider some of the things that will not happen should Joe Biden assume the presidency.  John Durham.  Remember John Durham?  He's the fellow who has spent months and months and months investigating the investigators, looking into the cesspool of corruption and partisan malfeasance that underwrote what I have called the greatest political scandal in American history.  I mean the whole Russia Collusion Delusion, featuring Robert Mueller G-man extraordinaire, and a host of supporting actors from James Comey, Christopher Steele, Andrew McCabe, Lisa Page, Peter Strzok, John Brennan, and James Clapper on down.  Poof.  Gone.  The Durham investigation would be gone.

How a Trump Prosecutor Took Down a Third of the Cincinnati City Council.  "As Donald Trump returns to Cincinnati today, I think it's important to say in my role as an elected leader for the city that he does not represent our values - not anywhere close.  Indeed, he undermines them daily," Councilman P.G. Sittenfeld tweeted two years ago.  Now, P.G. Sittenfeld, the leftist mayoral candidate, whose Senate bid had been funded by Obama and Biden backers, was arrested on corruption charges.  In some places that might be a shameful distinction, but in Cincinnati it just means a third of the city council has been busted.  Or 40% of the 'Gang of Five', the five Democrats who had illegally colluded on city business via text messaging resulting in $101,000 in fines and attorney fees to be paid for by taxpayers.  When Democrat politicians violate the law, it's the taxpayers who still end up on the hook.

Rudy and Sidney's Krakentastic Spectacle, and What It Could Mean.  [Scroll down]  There are lots of elements to the case, but essentially it boils down to this: the Biden campaign, in league with nefarious actors both domestic and foreign who are invested for various reasons in replacing Donald Trump as the president of the United States, engaged in a rather brazen smash-and-grab of the 2020 presidential election.  No.  Not brazen.  That's not a correct description. Desperate is more accurate.  Because what was done in the counting of votes in the election on Nov. 3 and days following is best explained, as Giuliani suggested, as sloppiness derived from a frantic struggle to produce votes for Biden at Trump's expense in key states.  Initially it was thought that those states were six — Pennsylvania, Georgia, Michigan, Wisconsin, Arizona, and Nevada.  Now it appears New Mexico and Virginia might be added to the mix following investigations of irregularities there.

Democrats, scared straight by election results, poised to oust political boss of the nation's most corrupt state.  One of the most significant emerging Democrat defeats appears to be underway in Illinois, where donkey state legislators — pols that escaped with their seats — are scared of voters' wrath over their party's boss of bosses.  The man who has run that state for decades — a far more powerful than any governor — may be losing his perch.

Of Course The Party Of Moral Authoritarianism Would Cheat On Elections.  We and many others were warning months ago that the Democrats were going to try to steal the 2020 election.  When the counting, recounting, and lawsuits are done, they might well have succeeded.  It's simply in their nature to do whatever they believe is necessary to further their agenda.  The belief in one's own moral superiority eventually erases the conscience.  After all, if one is morally superior to others, then no conscience is needed.  All actions and behaviors are acceptable because they're done in an effort to make the world a better place. [...] Just a few of the many screeds, rants, and tweets that have been issued since Election Day are evidence that the Democrats and progressive left feed on their moral narcissism.  They are convinced that their ideas are so righteous, their judgment so impeccable, their understanding so deep that anyone who disagrees with them must be cast aside, redeemed only after being re-educated.  Their moral narcissism is to be imposed on the rest of us by a moral authoritarianism.

The Philadelphia Story:  Stealing an Election in Plain Sight.  Everyone with even a minimal grasp of reality can see what is happening in the Democrat-ruled confines of what was long ago known as the City of Brotherly Love.  In a grotesque paradox, the undoubtedly distorted tabulation of presidential votes is happening both in plain sight and behind closed doors.  Tens of millions of people feel sure that this is true and are witnessing it in real-time.  Effectively unmonitored and unaccountable election workers dutifully carried out the plan.  They take their orders only from the Democratic bosses who hire them and provide their marching orders.  Poll watchers [notwithstanding,] they just keep counting votes and rendering each one a part of the soon-to-be permanent and official record.  It matters not that everyone knows the vast and deep history of election fraud in Philadelphia. [...] The power brokers, such as those in Philadelphia, have granted themselves license to do as they please without reservation — even with the eyes of the entire world upon them.  This renders the legitimate outcome a matter of idle speculation.  And that is exactly how the Democratic machine wants it.

Rod Blagojevich:  Dems Stealing Elections [is] a 'Time-Honored Tradition'.  In the wake of President Donald Trump sounding the alarm on potential voter fraud in the 2020 presidential election, former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich (D) on Friday [11/6/2020] accused Democrats of stealing elections for a long time.  Blagojevich told Newsmax TV's "John Bachman Now" that Democratic stronghold cities changing vote counts overnight, and controlling polling places is a "time-honored tradition."  He went on to say that Democrats "stealing the presidency" is "incredibly dangerous to our democracy."

American Coup Victims Will Not Go Quietly.  This was a Coup.  It lacked, at least for the moment, the spilled blood often associated with a classic coup d'etat but make no mistake about it — this was a coup.  A record number of Americans fought an unusual number of hardships to make certain their voices were heard in the selection of our next president.  And, given the stark difference in the candidates' visions for America's future and the growing national divide, that choice was surely not made lightly.  So, when we on the right observed one "irregularity" after another on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, what we needed were answers and transparency.  What we got were evasions and coverups.  Keep in mind that we have endured over the past 4 years a seeming century's worth of dishonesty, hoaxes, threats, wild conspiracy theories and widespread corruption from those on the left.  Indeed, Liberals appear to have made sport of treating Donald Trump and his supporters much like a cat treats a litter-box.  And we got the message:  There is no limit to just how low they are willing to sink.

It truly appears that the fix is in.  What we're seeing happening in Michigan and Wisconsin is nothing short of election theft.  That is unambiguous to anyone who is paying attention.  But they're having trouble revealing it to other Americans because, on cue, it's being censored across the board.  The President's Tweets are being hit.  Prominent conservatives' Facebook and Twitter posts are being suppressed.  For those who are just coming in on the topic I'm conspicuously dancing around, it appears that the election really is being stolen right before our eyes.  Michigan and Wisconsin are seeing voting totals materialize overnight that make it clear the fix is in.  And they're not even trying to hide it.  In Michigan, an overnight vote update added 138,339 votes to Vice President Joe Biden's totals.  That same [update yielded] ZERO votes for President Trump.

The Bidens: A Delaware mafia.  [Scroll down]  Hunter was a principal in pay-to-play on a global scale.  Recent electronic and documented evidence confirms years of scuttlebutt that suggested that Hunter Biden, and Uncle Jim, were trading and profiting on the name and office of the "big guy."  Throughout, Joe claims he knew nothing of any family pay-to-play hustles in Oman, Luxembourg, Romania, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Russia, Guatemala, and China.  The ignorance defense is an instant replay of Clinton family tactics; deny, deny, deny, and when denials are no longer plausible, depend on Deep State Democrat Party Beltway hacks to cover or come to the rescue. [...] Withal, the Biden exposé is, by any metric, a day late and a billion dollars short — at best a pyrrhic victory for critics.  The Justice Department and the FBI have had the goods on Biden for some time, yet official Washington is still mute and inert.  Inertia at justice is a symptom of a much larger problem:  institutionalized federal double standards.  A Republican might be indicted by an ambiguous phone call while Democrats, like the Clintons and Bidens, get a pass on obvious felonies.

Wisconsin Republican Party Says Hackers Stole $2.3 Million from Trump Reelection Account.  The chairman of the Wisconsin Republican Party said Thursday that hackers have stolen $2.3 million from the party's account.  Chairman Andrew Hitt said the Wisconsin Republicans noticed suspicious activity on Thursday of last week and the next day alerted the FBI, which Hitt said is investigating the matter.  Less than a week before the presidential election, Democratic nominee Joe Biden and President Trump are still in a tight race to win Wisconsin's 10 electoral votes.  In 2016, Trump won the state by fewer than 23,000 votes.

Deep in the Heart of Texas, Dangerous Extremists Are Propping Up Democrat's Campaign.  In Texas' 22nd District outside of Houston, an extremist group that has killed thousands of innocents is helping fund the campaign of Democratic candidate Sri Preston Kulkarni.  The leaders of a radical Hindu nationalist faction based in India, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), are donating to Kulkarni to protect their interests in Indo-American relations and advance their extremist and sectarian agenda in India.  The RSS has orchestrated mob violence against Muslims and Christians across India, advocated for ethno-religious cleansing to promote "Hindu-ness" and purity on the subcontinent, and praised both Hitler and Gandhi's assassin.

A Bizarre and Revealing Biden Interview.  [Scroll down]  Biden's evident belief that he deserves to be wealthy stood out in a 2008 New York Times story that explained how a man living on a public servant's salary was able to live like a Bourbon king:  "Biden has been able to dip into his campaign treasury to spend thousands of dollars on home landscaping," the Times explained, and also rich businessmen filtered their support of Biden through other means: "the acquisition of his waterfront property a decade ago involved wealthy businessmen and campaign supporters, some of them bankers with an interest in legislation before the Senate, who bought his old house for top dollar, sold him four acres at cost and lent him $500,000 to build his new home."  He sold the house he had bought in 1975 for top dollar to — get this — the vice-chairman of MBNA, who gave Biden $1.2 million for it.  MBNA has showed its gratitude to Biden's support in a number of ways:  by giving over $200,000 to his various campaigns, by hiring Hunter Biden, by flying Biden and his wife to a retreat in Maine, etc.  Mother Jones dubbed Biden "the senator from MBNA."

This Is How the Left's Power Structure Collapses.  [Scroll down]  Corruption.  Full grown.  Oozing its way into America.  It's everywhere on the left.  The Biden family.  Clintons.  The Democratic Party.  The FBI.  The CIA.  The mainstream media.  The tech giants.  It's a full-out plague, aided and abetted by their demonic philosophy, all of them gone astray.  All of them corrupt.  The New York Post story has been there for about a week now.  The Democrat-media complex has ignored it entirely; the tech giants went into overdrive removing all evidence from their platforms.  Google.  Facebook.  Twitter.  Instagram.  The whole lot of them.  Covering up a story that deserved universal distribution and condemnation.  Instead, they covered up the most damning story to their side, their chosen side.  All of them colluded to bury this mounting evidence of wrongdoing.

Baltimore elected officials charged for somehow forgetting to pay their taxes.  Now that a new Mayor is on the way to City Hall in Baltimore, Charm City will soon put its unpleasant history of corrupt elected officials behind them and begin a new era of honesty and transparency in politics.  Gone will be the days of Mayors and other top municipal officials going to prison for racketeering, embezzlement, and tax evasion.  And once that's accomplished, they'll be able to focus on quashing their massive gang violence and murder problems.  Trust me.  It's going to be glorious.  Oh, wait... there might be a couple of final wrinkles to iron out of this plan.  It seems that the city's top prosecutor, Marilyn Mosby, and her husband, incoming City Council President Nick Mosby, have received some unpleasant news from the IRS.  The power couple allegedly "forgot" to pay a significant amount of their federal income taxes.  For at least three years.  And now a lien for nearly $50K against them has been placed by the taxman.

The Stench Of Corruption Is Overwhelming.  In short, Biden's response to any and all questions concerning Hunter's role with Burisma has been to dismiss such allegations as debunked conspiracy theories pushed by his political opponent.  No one did anything wrong.  There is nothing to explain, and he is not about to try.  Inconveniently, for Joe, though, the story will not go away.  Just today [10/14/2020] the New York Post broke the news that they were in possession of an email from a senior official from Burisma to Hunter Biden which makes a specific reference to Hunter's role in setting up a meeting between the official and then Vice-President Joe Biden.

Rudy Giuliani Describes the Bidens as a Crime Family.  Here's Why We Should Listen to Him.  Rudy Giuliani is all over the news these days, detailing the emails and documents on that MacBook Pro laptop purported to have belonged to Hunter Biden.  According to Giuliani, only about 5% of the hard drive's relevant content has been published.  That 5% already paints Joe Biden as either the figurehead or director of a conspiracy to use his political positions to generate millions of dollars from dubious and even hostile foreign sources, with son Hunter as the prime conduit.  The money goes to the Biden family.  It's an explosive charge.  The Democratic Party's presidential nominee could be the head of a syndicate trading on U.S. power as a product.  Such would also greatly endanger American national security and corrupt our government at the very highest level.

More about Joe Biden.

Joe Kennedy III's campaign improperly spent $1.5 million on failed Senate bid.  U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III's campaign improperly spent $1.5 million earmarked for the general election during the Massachusetts congressman's failed bid to capture the Democratic nomination for a U.S. Senate seat, he said Friday [10/16/2020].  Kennedy said in a statement to The Boston Globe that he did not know about the improper spending before the Sept. 1 primary election, and has since reimbursed the campaign with his $1.5 million of his own money.  He and his campaign self-reported the violation to the Federal Election Commission last week, he said.

Durham's Investigation Has Taken an Interest a Person Named Daniel Jones — The Implications Are Uncertain at This Point.  [Scroll down]  Enter Daniel Jones.  Jones spent nine years as an investigator with the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, starting in 2007, and became the key Committee staff member for Chairperson Diane Feinstein. [...] He also worked on the Committee's investigation of the CIA's destruction of interrogation videotapes.  Since leaving the Senate, he has formed three outside businesses with noble sounding names and stated business purposes, but what they are in reality are left-wing Democrat Party political "hit squads."  The Penn Quarter Group is simply an opposition research outfit that works for Democrat party candidates to dig up dirt on opponents.  Jones has told Senator Charles Grassley that PQG has been funded by 7-10 wealthy individuals located primarily in New York and California (Schumer and Feinstein), in an amount of approximately $50 million.  In 2017 Jones formed a new company, The Democracy Integrity Project, a nonprofit company — which paid Jones $380,000 in 2017 to be its CEO — which is an advocacy group that purports to investigate interference in American and international elections by hostile foreign powers.  TDIP has been linked in its business operations with FusionGPS and Christopher Steele.

How The DNC Hired CrowdStrike to Frame Russia for the Hack.  On March 19, 2016, Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman, John Podesta, surrendered his emails to an unknown entity in a "spear phishing" scam.  This has been called a "hack," but it was not.  Instead, it was the sort of flim-flam hustle that happens to gullible dupes on the internet.  The content of the emails was beyond embarrassing.  They showed election fraud and coordination with the media against the candidacy of Bernie Sanders.  The DNC and the Clinton campaign needed a cover story.  Blaming Russia would be a handy way to deal with the Podesta emails.  There was already an existing Russia operation that could easily be retrofitted to this purpose.  The problem was that it was nearly impossible to identify the perpetrator in a phishing scheme using computer forensic tools.  The only way to associate Putin with the emails was circumstantially.  The DNC retained a company that called itself "CrowdStrike" to provide assistance.  CrowdStrike's chief technology officer and co-founder, Dmitri Alperovitch, is an anti-Putin, Russian expat and a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council.  With the Atlantic Council in 2016, all roads led to Ukraine.

Adam Schiff-Ukraine connection comes under scrutiny.  House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, who has played a leading role in investigating the Trump-Ukraine scandal, is facing questions about his own connection to a Soviet-born businessman who has raised money for his campaign and whose company has received lucrative defense contracts from Ukraine's government.  That man is Igor Pasternak, the founder and CEO of Worldwide Aeros Corp., which makes blimps for military and commercial customers.  His business has also been involved in weapons manufacturing, working with the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense to produce a modified version of the M4 and M16 rifles, according to reports.

Rochester Mayor Indicted in Felony Campaign Finance Fraud.  Rochester, N.Y. mayor Lovely Warren has been indicted on charges she broke campaign finance rules and committed fraud during her 2017 reelection campaign, the Monroe County District Attorney announced Friday.  One charge is for a scheme to defraud in the first degree, while another is an election law offense for illegally coordinating activities and expenditures, the Democrat and Chronicle reported.

NC Democratic Senate Nominee Cal Cunningham Caught in Sexting Scandal, Chuck Schumer Hardest Hit.  Earlier this week I wrote about how North Carolina Democratic Senate nominee Cal Cunningham was widely mocked after posting a staged photo of himself in a freshly-ironed campaign-approved apron standing next to a grill talking about how "there's nothing better than BBQ."  The reasons why this was such a (humorous) scandal in North Carolina are explained in detail [elsew]here, but as it turns out goofy photos posted to Twitter are the very least of his problems right now.  Late Friday evening [10/2/2020], Cunningham admitted to sexting with a California woman while in the middle of his campaign for the U.S. Senate.

Affidavits Allege Democrat Officials Planning Colossal Illegal Ballot Harvesting Scheme.  New affidavits filed in the Texas Supreme Court allege a massive illegal mail-ballot harvesting scheme is underway in Texas' most populous county, and "elite" Democrat officials are leading the effort.  Harris County has received attention over the past several weeks for its proposed plan to send mail-in ballot applications to all 2.37 million voters in the county regardless of eligibility, thereby inviting fraud and abuse into the process.  New testimony suggests that may only be the tip of the iceberg.  As part of a new lawsuit filed in the Texas Supreme Court against Harris County Democrat County Clerk Chris Hollins by the Harris County Republican Party, Dr. Steve Hotze, Wendell Champion, Sharon Hemphill, and Al Hartman, two affidavits claim a massive illegal ballot harvesting operation is being prepared for the county.

Biden's Texas Political Director Implicated in Massive Mail-In Ballot Harvesting Scheme in Harris County.  A Biden Campaign operative in Texas is attempting to rig the 2020 election with the help of others in a massive ballot harvesting scheme, according to two private investigators who testified under oath that they have "video evidence, documentation and witnesses" to prove it.  With the help of mass mail-in ballots, the illegal ballot harvesting operation could harvest 700,000 ballots, one Harris County Democrat operative allegedly bragged.  The investigators — a former FBI agent and former police officer — claim that Biden's Texas Political Director Dallas Jones and his cohorts have been "hoarding mail-in and absentee ballots" and ordering operatives to them fill out for people in Harris County illegally, "including dead people, homeless people, and nursing home residents in the 2020 presidential election," Patrick Howley of the National File reported.

Former New Mexico Democratic Governor Bill Richardson is accused of raking in hundreds of thousands in bribes and kickbacks.  The scandal plagued former governor of New Mexico — who Virginia Roberts claimed she had underage sex with on Jeffrey Epstein's orders — has been dragged into the mud once again.  Career politician Bill Richardson has been accused of raking in hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes and kickbacks while in office — money which allegedly funded a luxury and debauched lifestyle including 'sexual services and favors', according to a recently unsealed legal complaint obtained by DailyMail.com.  According to the lawsuit, Richardson ran a scam dubbed the 'Richardson Ring' which saw the one-time governor benefiting from money he grafted from business investments into the state of New Mexico in the early 2000s.

Democrats Are Truly Sick People.  The idea of a Joe Biden presidency is a scary proposition.  He never really stood for much of anything, he simply parroted whatever positions were necessary for him to obtain power.  Joe's been the ultimate weathervane — a bandwagon jumper of the highest order.  His whole government career seems built on avoiding ever having to get a real job and turning a blind eye to how his family has gotten rich off his name.  That Joe claims to have never talked to his son about how he's repeatedly fallen [backward] into lucrative jobs and piles of cash in industries he has no knowledge in strikes me as implausible.  If your idiot, drug-addled son starts making more money per month than many small towns generate after he's tossed out of the military for cocaine use, I'd hope you'd have some questions.

Florida AG Looking Into Bloomberg Felon Fine Payoff.  Florida's attorney general Ashley Moody is requesting that the FBI and state law enforcement investigate billionaire Michael Bloomberg for paying the outstanding fines and fees of convicted felons in Florida so they could regain their right to vote ahead of the November election, The Hill reports. "Today, I sent a letter to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the Federal Bureau of Investigation into potential violations of election laws," The Republican attorney Moody said in a statement provided to Fox News.  "I have instructed the statewide prosecutor to work with law enforcement and any statewide grand jury that the governor may call," she said.

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When I was in junior high and high school, in the late 1960s, several of my teachers made it clear that a felony conviction leads to permanent loss of voting rights, not to mention a lifetime of social stigma.  Just knowing that served as a crime deterrent.  The criminal lobby on the left wants to lower the country's standards and let felons vote.  That's because felons are far more likely to vote for Democrats.

Did Bloomberg Commit A Crime In Paying Off The Debts Of Black and Hispanic Former Felons To Allow Them To Vote?  Billionaire Mike Bloomberg has pledged to pour $100 million dollars in Florida alone to elect Joe Biden as part of his earlier pledge to pump hundreds of millions into the election.  The role of billionaires like Bloomberg and Sheldon Adelson in pouring hundreds of millions into the election for each side remains controversial, though many past critics of such windfall campaign financing are now demanding more support.  Bloomberg however is now under fire for pledging to pay off the debts of Black and Hispanic former felons to allow them to vote.  The Washington Post reported that the funding of only Black and Hispanic former felons was due in part to the fact that they are more likely to vote for Biden.

Florida attorney general calls for investigation into Michael Bloomberg.  Florida's attorney general asked state and federal law enforcement on Wednesday to investigate possible election law violations after billionaire and former Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg helped raise more than $16 million for Florida felons to pay their debts so they can vote in the presidential election.  Attorney General Ashley Moody sent letters to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the FBI saying that further investigation is warranted.  Governor Ron DeSantis and House Rep. Matt Gaetz had asked Moody to review allegations that Bloomberg and the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition had violated the law by offering incentives for voting.

Rep. Matt Gaetz Calls for Election Bribery Probe Against Mike Bloomberg for Paying Florida Felons' Fines for Biden Votes.  As reported earlier former New York City Mayor and billionaire Mike Bloomberg raised $16 million to pay off the fines for 32,000 black and Hispanic Florida voters so they can vote for Joe Biden in the 2020 election.  Basketball icon Lebron James is also looking to pay convicted felons' fines so they can vote for Joe Biden.  Legal analyst J. Christian Adams argued that Michael Bloomberg is breaking federal and likely Florida state law by buying votes from felons.

Hunter Biden Received Millions From Wife Of Ex-Moscow Mayor, Paid Suspects Allegedly Tied To Trafficking, Had Contacts With Individuals Linked To Chinese Military, Senate Report Alleges.  A bombshell report from the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs (HSGAC) and the Committee on Finance makes a series of damning new allegations against Hunter Biden, the son of Democrat presidential nominee.  The investigation launched after Finance Committee Chairman Charles Grassley (R-IA) publicly raised conflict-of-interest concerns about the sale of a U.S. company to a Chinese firm with ties to Hunter Biden a month before Congress was notified about a whistleblower complaint that was the catalyst for Democrats' impeachment of President Donald Trump.  The Senate's investigation relied on records from the U.S. government, Democrat lobbying groups, and interviews of numerous current and former officials.

Sen. Johnson, Sen. Grassley release report on conflicts-of-interest investigation involving Hunter Biden.  US Senators Ron Johnson (R-WI), chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, and Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, released a report revealing millions of dollars in questionable financial transactions between Hunter Biden, his associates and foreign individuals.  The foreign individuals include the former mayor of Moscow and individuals with ties to the Chinese Communist Party.

Senate GOP's controversial Biden report.  Republicans on Wednesday [9/23/2020] released a report on their investigation focused on former Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden, a move they hope will put fresh scrutiny on the former vice president just weeks from the election.  The controversial probe is spearheaded by Sens. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa).  It is focused broadly on Obama-era policy and Hunter Biden's work for Ukrainian gas company Burisma Holdings.

GOP-led Senate committees issue report on Bidens and Ukraine.  Two Republican-led Senate committees issued a politically charged report Wednesday on the work Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden's son did in Ukraine.  Biden's campaign immediately panned the report, released six weeks before the election, as an effort by an ally of President Trump to damage his election opponent.

A year after impeachment, Hunter Biden's Ukraine activities come home to roost.  A year ago this month, Democrats began their impeachment crusade against President Trump because he had sought an investigation into Joe and Hunter Biden's activities in Ukraine.  And the rallying cry then was that any concerns about the Bidens were pure, discredited conspiracy theories.  What a difference a year makes.  The GOP-led Senate Finance and Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs committees plan to release a joint report as early as this week disclosing the results of a year-long probe into Joe Biden's stewardship of Ukraine anti-corruption policy while his son earned big money as a board member at the corruption-plagued Burisma Holdings gas firm.

Senate report slams Bidens for conflicts of interest, flags possible criminal activity.  A year-long Senate investigation concluded Wednesday that Hunter Biden's efforts to cash in on foreign business deals during his father's vice presidency raised alarm among U.S. government officials, who perceived an ethical conflict of interest and flagged concerns about possible criminal activity ranging from bribery to sex trafficking.  The long-awaited joint report by the GOP-led Senate Homeland and Government Affairs and Senate Finance Committees delivered several blockbuster revelations less than two months before Election Day, suggesting Obama administration officials ignored clear warning signs about ethical conflicts and possible extortion risks involving Joe Biden's family.  Perhaps the most explosive revelation was that the U.S. Treasury Department flagged payments collected overseas by Hunter Biden and business partner Devon Archer for possible illicit activities.

Democrats' ActBlue Reportedly Cannot Validate If Donations Are from US or Foreign Donors!  The Gateway Pundit reported on May 30th that the recent riots in Democrat-led cities around the country were coordinated and linked to domestic terrorists, foreign entities, and other radical groups and Marxists linked to the Democrat Party.  Black Lives Matter (BLM) was one of these groups.  The Gateway Pundit was also the first to report that ActBlue was raising money using BLM as its front group.  The Daily Caller confirmed this and reported that BLM is not a non-profit organization and instead nonprofit organization (Thousand Currents) said it provides 'fiduciary oversight, financial management, and other administrative services to BLM'.  Candice Owen reported on the BLM — ActBlue relationship and was targeted by a bogus fact-checker.

The Biden Hoax.  [Scroll down]  The convenient forgetting of Biden's corruption is another aspect of the hoax.  If Biden is upright than crooked is straight.  Caught on videotape, Biden bragged about strongarming the Ukrainians. [...] We know about Hunter and associates raking in millions of dollars from the Chinese.  Merely coincidental, goes the party line.  Joe confabbing with Xi Jingping and other Chinese oligarchs just days ahead of Hunter and company inking a deal with a state-owned bank there is pure chance.  Where were the packs of reporters hounding the Bidens?  No calls for congressional investigations from CNN or CNBC talking heads.  Instead, shrugs and offhand dismissals of Joe Biden's highly suspect role.  What would be the point of Joe influence-peddling?  To make Hunter rich?  Any curiosity about a Biden skim?  Like the Clintons, Biden, now useful, is granted generous license.

The Background of the "Harris-Biden" Ticket.  The Black Grievance Industry (BGI) is an assembly of two larger groups.  Group-one is the Black Lives Matter group, modern and extremist.  Group-two is the AME church network, more traditional and with a larger network.  The BLM group originated during the terms of the Obama administration.  The AME network has existed for many decades before. [...] Immediately before the South Carolina primary, Barack Obama (BLM network) and the traditional racial apparatus (AME network) realized they were about to lose control to Bernie Sanders.  Their response was to quickly coordinate a club move to swing the election away from the Sanders camp.  An urgent assembly of all party control officers was called.  The power brokers within the DNC Club designed a plan around using James Clyburn (AME network) as the official spark for Joe Biden to take back control of the primary outcome.  Former President Obama contacted all candidates and informed them when and how they would quit the race and fall-in-line behind Joe Biden.  James Clyburn was then triggered to initiate his endorsement and begin the rapid-fire process.  Within 48 hours all members of the club and candidates had their instructions and proceeded to follow-through on the plan.  They had no choice.  If they did not comply they would suffer the consequences of a fully aligned club hierarchy who would target them personally and financially.  The plan worked flawlessly.

What everyone's missing from the ActBlue 'unemployed' donor scandal.  [Scroll down]  Action Fund President John Pudner:  "We found it took other vendors only a matter of hours to switch their system to allow verification of donations and thus prevent the possibility of illegal foreign money being moved into campaigns.  Choosing to use an untraceable system has a higher cost in terms of the risk of credit card fraud and also tends to incur higher bank fees.  And this untraceable system allows someone with a gift card to make donations in anyone's name, even if that person never actually made that donation, or even if that person doesn't exist at all."  48.4% of the Democrats' ActBlue donors last year were allegedly unemployed.  By comparison, Republican-affiliated WinRed only listed 4%, which happened to be the national unemployment rate at the time, of their donors as unemployed.  While everyone seems focused on the risk of foreign donations, I pointed out that it's really the rich domestic donors who should be concerning us the most.  Regardless of whether it's foreign or domestic entities piling in donations under fake names, it's illegal.

Former FL Guv Candidate Andrew Gillum: 'I Do Identify as Bisexual'.  Andrew Gillum, who ran for governor of Florida in 2018, says he is bisexual.  "I don't identify as gay but I do identify as bisexual.  And that is something that I've never shared publicly before," the Democrat said on The Tamron Hall Show Monday [9/14/2020].  It's the first time that Gillum has addressed his sexuality since March, when he was found with two men in a Miami Beach hotel room by police called to a suspected overdose.  He appeared on the show with his wife, R. Jai, who said she believes sexuality exists on "a spectrum" and that all she cares about is what "agreement" she and her husband have.

Over two dozen Mueller team phones 'accidentally' wiped before DOJ could review them.  A number of cell phones belonging to members of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team were "accidentally" wiped before the devices could be reviewed by the Justice Department inspector general.  That's according to 87 pages of DOJ records released Thursday under a Freedom of Information Act request from the conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch.  The records show the phones were wiped of data before the DOJ's Office of Inspector General could review the devices because of forgotten passcodes, irreparable screen damage, loss of the device, intentional deletion or other reasons, Fox News reported.  At least 27 phones were reportedly wiped of data, with some reset to factory settings and others wiped "accidentally" after entering the wrong password too many times.

Dozens Of Cell Phones Used By Mueller Team Were 'Accidentally Wiped' Before DOJ Could Review.  Numerous cell phones from special counsel Robert Mueller's team were "accidentally wiped" before the Department of Justice inspector general was able to review the devices, according to newly released government records.  "The records show at least several dozen phones were wiped of information because of forgotten passcodes, irreparable screen damage, loss of the device, intentional deletion or other reasons — and came before the DOJ's Office of Inspector General (OIG) could review the devices," Fox News reported.  "The OIG opened an investigation into possible bias in the origins of the Russia Investigation, but determined that the FBI complied with policies in launching the politically explosive probe.  Still, the OIG flagged 'significant concerns with how certain aspects of the investigation were conducted and supervised.'"

Judicial Watch Obtains DOJ Records Showing Top Mueller Team Repeatedly, 'Accidentally' Wiped Phones.  Judicial Watch announced today [9/11/2020] it received 87 pages of records from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) that show senior members of Robert Mueller's Special Counsel's Office (SCO) repeatedly and "accidentally" wiped phones assigned to them.  The records were produced in response to Judicial Watch's September 2019 Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed against the Justice Department and FBI over December 17, 2018, FOIA requests for:
  •   All records related to the hardware, software and contents of mobile phones issued to FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page for their use while they served on the investigative team of Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
  •   All records of communication (whether on government or non-.gov email accounts and whether using real names or aliases), with FBI officials relating to the hardware, software and contents of mobile phones issued to FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page for their use while they served on the investigative team of Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
In a table that appears to be a tabulation of Special Counsel's Office reviews of phones used by Robert Mueller'steam for records-preservation purposes, 27 phones were reported wiped clean of all data prior to the review having taken place.

Sidney Powell Discusses Weissmann/Mueller Special Counsel Destroying Evidence of Their Conduct.  Michael Flynn defense attorney Sidney Powell appears for an interview with Liz MacDonald to discuss the developments in the Flynn case (note:  Sullivan's court appointed amicus response brief is due tomorrow), and the background information recently highlighted.  As you review this interview, retain the 30,000/ft perspective.  Ms. Powell also discusses the Weissmann/Mueller special counsel erasing evidence by wiping phones and hiding evidence of their corrupt activity.  Additionally, Liz Mac circles back to the 2017 FISA report by Rosemary Collyer to support the most recent 2019 opinion filed by the FISA court showing the NSA database search abuse is ongoing.

DOJ records show members of Mueller's team 'wiped' phones during Trump probe.  Newly released records from the Department of Justice show that the cell phones of multiple people on then-Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigative team were "wiped" for various reasons during the probe.  The records show at least several dozen phones were wiped of information because of forgotten passcodes, irreparable screen damage, loss of the device, intentional deletion or other reasons — and came before the DOJ's Office of Inspector General (OIG) could review the devices.  The documents show that Mueller deputy Andrew Weissman "accidentally wiped" his phone twice after entering the wrong passcode too many times in March 2018.  Lawyer James Quarles' phone "wiped itself" without his intervention, the records say.

Republicans demand answers on Mueller team wiping phones, suggest 'anticipatory obstruction of justice'.  Congressional Republicans demanded answers on Friday [9/11/2020] as to whether there "was a widespread intentional effort" to wipe the mobile devices of multiple people on former Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team during the Russia probe, and suggested this could amount to "anticipatory obstruction of justice."  The calls come after newly released records from the Justice Department showed that at least several dozen phones belonging to members of Mueller's team were wiped of information because of forgotten passcodes, irreparable screen damage, loss of the device, intentional deletion or other reasons — all before the Justice Department inspector general's office could review the devices.

Reference material:
Spoliation of evidence.  The spoliation of evidence is the intentional or negligent withholding, hiding, altering, or destroying of evidence relevant to a legal proceeding. [...] The spoliation inference is a negative evidentiary inference that a finder of fact can draw from a party's destruction of a document or thing that is relevant to an ongoing or reasonably foreseeable civil or criminal proceeding:  the finder of fact can review all evidence uncovered in as strong a light as possible against the spoliator and in favor of the opposing party.

Spoliation defined
Black's Law Dictionary, 1991, page 1401.

Mueller Russia hoax prosecution team destroyed evidence of their cell phone text messages and calls.  The excuses being used for destruction of evidence by the Mueller team are about as plausible as a mob accountant purportedly committing suicide by shooting himself in the head three times.  The posse of Trump-hating prosecutors that sought and failed to find evidence of "collusion" between Russia and his campaign managed to completely wipe out their text messages — the kind of evidence that revealed the bias and illicit sexual relationship of Lisa Page and Peter Strzok — as well as call records on their government-issued cellphones.  We only learned of this yesterday, two years after these public records were demanded by Judicial Watch and a year after a lawsuit was filed.  At least 15 cellphones, and possibly as many as 30, were completely wiped clean of all records.  This stinks.  Even worse, as with Hilary Clinton using Bleachbit to destroy her private server hard drive that was used for official State Department communications and then smirking about wiping it "with a cloth," they are likely to get away with it.

At least 15 phones belonging to Mueller's team had their information 'wiped' before handing them over to the Inspector General in Russia probe.  More than 15 phones belonging to the investigative team of then-Special Counsel Robert Mueller were wiped before they were handed over to the Office of the Inspector General to be examined for proof of potential bias.  Mueller and his team were investigated by the Department of Justice for alleged biased in its pursuit of any proof that Trump or his administration colluded with Russia.  The investigation concluded that there was no bias but as part of it, Mueller's team was told to hand over cellphones but many had been wiped of their data.

Weissmann uses a phone for months then forgets the passcode?  The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, 18 USC 1519, passed in wake of Enron prosecution — in which Weissman had a lead and very unsalubrious role described by Sidney Powell in Licensed to Lie — prohibited destruction of documents in anticipation of federal investigation.

18 U.S. Code § 1519. Destruction, alteration, or falsification of records in Federal investigations and bankruptcy.  Whoever knowingly alters, destroys, mutilates, conceals, covers up, falsifies, or makes a false entry in any record, document, or tangible object with the intent to impede, obstruct, or influence the investigation or proper administration of any matter within the jurisdiction of any department or agency of the United States or any case filed under title 11, or in relation to or contemplation of any such matter or case, shall be fined under this title, imprisoned not more than 20 years, or both.

De Blasio donor scored $120M in city COVID-19 contracts, board seats.  A big-bucks donor to Mayor Bill de Blasio's political campaigns not only scored $120 million in no-bid coronavirus contracts — he also won seats on two influential city boards.  Manhattan resident Charles Tebele, who owns the New Jersey-based computer business Digital Gadgets, has showered Hizzoner with at least $22,750 in political contributions since 2016 including $12,800 to de Blasio's failed 2020 presidential bid, records show.  Those contributions to de Blasio were Tebele's first to a federally regulated campaign since he gave to 2012 Connecticut congressional candidate, Dan Roberti, who lost the Democratic primary that year.

New DA in Portland admits he is 'old buddies' with an Antifa militant.  Newly-elected District Attorney Mike Schmidt, who refuses to prosecute Portland rioters, admits he is "old buddies" with an Antifa militant campaigning to defund the police, abolish prisons, and demand reparations. [...] The hour-long July 21 interview with Schmidt is a first in the series of "social justice leaders" features conducted by a self-described "Anti-Fascist" and "old time buddy" of Schmidt's, social media personality Awkword.  Awkword leads the Ten Demands for Justice movement, "a roadmap for the defunding and then full abolition of police and prisons."

Longtime IL Democratic state senator and member of ethics committee charged with tax evasion.  Illinois state senator Terry Link (D-Indian Creek), who had been in office since 1997, resigned today [8/13/2020] after being charged with federal tax evasion. [...] In little over a year three Illinois state senators, all Dems, have been charged with crimes.

'Fair Tax' Supporter Indicted for Tax Evasion.  State Sen. Terry Link, D-Indian Creek, was indicted Aug. 13 on tax evasion charges accusing him of filing false income taxes in 2016.  He appears to be prepared to plead guilty, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.  Last fall, Link was identified as the state senator who wore a wire for the FBI and captured former state Rep. Luis Arroyo offering him a bribe.  It was believed Link agreed to wear the wire in exchange for a lighter sentence on his own pending charges.  Link until Aug. 13 served on the Legislative Ethics Commission, which the former legislative inspector general said blocked her from pursuing wrongdoing by lawmakers.  Link resigned from the commission after he was charged.

Voters Give Fulton County DA The Boot After Corruption Allegations, Charges Against Police.  Looks like the strategy of charging two police officers for shooting a suspect that had assaulted them and then tried firing a Taser at them has backfired on Paul Howard.  Voters in Fulton County booted the longtime DA from office in Tuesday's primary, with challenger Fani Willis leading by forty-five points.  Willis becomes the first female Fulton County DA, and the first new DA since 1997.  Howard's not going to be done in court, however.  In fact, he might be making more personal appearances at the bench than ever before.

Justice Democrats candidate accused of inappropriate sexual behavior.  Three groups of college Democrats in Massachusetts disinvited left-wing congressional primary challenger and Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse from all future events alleging that he showed a pattern of using "his platform and taking advantage of his position of power for romantic or sexual gain, specifically toward young students."  The email, sent on Thursday and signed by College Democrats of Massachusetts, U-Mass.-Amherst Democrats, and Amherst College Democrats alleged that Morse, who is challenging House Ways and Means Chairman Richie Neal, had "sexual contact" with students at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, where he was a lecturer on political science.

FBI Raids U.S. Company With Ties to Ukrainian Oligarch.  A U.S. company affiliated with the Ukrainian billionaire Igor Kolomoisky that has been accused of participating in an international fraud scheme was raided by the FBI in two locations on Tuesday [8/4/2020].  Agents conducted "law enforcement activity" in Cleveland and Miami at addresses that correspond with the offices of Optima Management Group, according to FBI Special Agent Vicki Anderson.  No arrests were made, she said.  Photographs published by the Cleveland Plain Dealer show agents taking boxes from the Cleveland location.  Optima was part of an international scheme in which billions of dollars were siphoned from a Ukrainian bank by Kolomoisky to buy U.S. real estate, according to a civil lawsuit filed last year in Delaware.

Ukrainian Oligarch Paid $700,000 To The Husband Of A House Judiciary Committee Democrat.  Robert Powell, the husband of Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, D-Fla., reportedly took $700,000 from a Ukrainian oligarch named Igor Kolomoisky.  Mucarsel-Powell sits on the House Judiciary Committee, the committee that drafted two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump for his alleged abuse of power with regards to Ukraine.  In 2018, the Daily Beast reported that a number of businesses linked to Kolomoisky hired Powell as an attorney.  One of those firms paid Powell at least $700,000 over two years, according to public records.

Point.  If you are a big trader — like Soros, Gates, Goldman Sachs, or a major bank — having inside information is a freebie — no risk — goldmine.  If you are a greedy political family like Pelosi, Clinton, Bushes, Feinstein, Burr, McCain, Obama; Biden Family — inside information is a freebie no risk goldmine for the entire family.  I guess if you are John Brennan or a foreign intelligence service, and you want to finance a nefarious off the books black op operation FOR FREE, outside of your normal budget, you can use inside information and stock trades to finance your operations.

Spending on Christmas parties among allegations in ethics report on Sanford Bishop.  Rep. Sanford D. Bishop Jr. may have used thousands in campaign funds for personal expenses on gas fill-ups for him and his family, greens fees at country clubs, luxurious trips and school tuition.  Further, the Georgia Democrat also may have spent more than $16,000 in taxpayer money for joint Christmas parties — featuring a saxophonist and DJ equipment — with his congressional staff and his wife's employees, according to an Office of Congressional Ethics report released Friday [7/31/2020].  The OCE report was released because the House Ethics Committee decided to further extend its investigation into Bishop.

An only-in-Illinois story:  ComEd bribery scheme hearing is run by daughter-in-law of alleged key player in the case.  Nearly two weeks after admitting to a bombshell bribery charge, ComEd executives outlined their ethics reform plan to a panel of state regulators led by the relative of an alleged player in the criminal plot.  Illinois Commerce Commission Chairwoman Carrie Zalewski, whose agency oversees utility rates and safety practices, opened Wednesday's meeting with demands for "transparency" and "accountability" in light of federal court records that allege ComEd engaged in a "yearslong bribery scheme" involving jobs, contracts and payments to allies of House Speaker Michael Madigan.  One of the Madigan associates that prosecutors say got such a job?  Carrie Zalewski's father-in-law, former 23rd Ward Ald.  Michael Zalewski.

Tennessee State Sen. Katrina Robinson charged with theft, embezzlement involving government programs and wire fraud.  Tennessee State Sen. Katrina Robinson is facing federal charges of theft and embezzlement involving government programs and wire fraud, according to U.S. Attorney Michael Dunavant.  Robinson was elected to represent the 33rd District in Shelby County in 2018, and is the director of The Healthcare Institute (THI) — a provider of educational and training programs for jobs in the health care field.  According to a news release from the U.S. Attorney's Office, the Healthcare Institute received over $2.2 million in federal grants from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) between 2015 and 2019.  During that time, Robinson reportedly stole more than $600,000 from THI by compensating herself well above what was allowed under the terms of the HRSA grant and by using Institute funds for payments and purchases for her own personal benefit and that of her immediate family.

Brookings Institution Flush with Qatari Cash, NeverTrump Donors.  One would be hard-pressed to name a more influential think tank than the Brookings Institution.  The Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit routinely ranks at the top of the list of the best think tanks in the world; Brookings scholars produce a steady flow of reports, symposiums, and news releases that sway the conversation on any number of issues ranging from domestic and economic policy to foreign affairs.  Brookings is home to lots of Beltway power players:  Ben Bernanke and Janet Yellen, former chairmen of the Federal Reserve, are Brookings fellows.  Top officials from both Republican and Democrat presidential administrations lend political heft to the organization.  From 2002 until 2017, the organization's president was Strobe Talbott.  He's a longtime BFF of Bill Clinton; they met in the 1970s at Oxford University and have been tight ever since.  Talbott was a top aide to both President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Gavin Newsom's $3.7 Million Estate Was Gifted to Him in 2019; 3 Months Later He Got a $2.7 Million Tax Free Cash-Out.  One thing that's become extraordinarily clear to Californians in 2020 is that there's one set of rules for Gov. Gavin Newsom, and there's another set of rules for the rest of us.  He preaches that we're all in this together and that we have to sacrifice to "meet this moment," yet he's not missing a paycheck.  As California businesses struggle, he sends a $1 billion contract for masks to a Chinese company.  When he shut down wineries throughout 80 percent of California, he kept his open.  While the dream of owning a home is increasingly out of reach for California's families, it appears that Newsom received a $3.7 million estate from an LLC owned by his cousin then, a few months later took out a $2.695 million (tax-free) cash-out mortgage on it — and didn't report the gift on any of his financial disclosure forms.

Feds Accuse Ex-Philly Congressman Michael J. 'Ozzie' Myers Of Stuffing Ballots.  A federal grand jury indicted a disgraced former Pennsylvania congressman, accusing the well-connected Philadelphia Democrat of election fraud during primary elections in 2014, 2015 and 2016.  The indictment charges former U.S. Rep. Michael J. "Ozzie" Myers — expelled from Congress after he was caught taking bribes in the Abscam sting investigation in the 1970s — with paying cash to an elections judge to fabricate votes for his clients.

D.C. Mayor Bowser Partners With FBI-flagged Chinese Communist Front Group.  Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser and her administration are official partners of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)-funded Confucius Institutes, a propaganda front through which China instills American students with a pro-China worldview.  Bowser, who recently made waves when she renamed a street adjacent to the White House "Black Lives Matter Plaza," has been Confucius Institutes Partner since at least 2019, The National Pulse found.  Both Bowser's D.C. office and D.C. public schools are identified as partners of Confucius Institute U.S. Center (CIUSC) on the organization's annual report.

Disgraced Dem Congressman Released From Prison Without Explanation.  The United States Bureau of Prisons released a disgraced Democratic ex-congressman Thursday without explaining why he should not be out of prison with more than five years left on his sentence.  Former Pennsylvania representative Chaka Fattah was convicted on charges of bribery and corruption connected to his failed Philadelphia mayoral campaign, in which he accepted an illegal $1 million loan.  But the Bureau of Prisons has not offered an explanation for the release, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.  Fattah's time in Congress came to an end in 2016 when he, along with several associates, was indicted on federal racketeering and influence peddling charges.  Fattah resigned from his seat in Congress following the indictment.  A federal judge sentenced him to 10 years in prison on a wide range of charges including money laundering, racketeering, and bank fraud.

Huge Illinois utility paying $200 million to settle bribery case implicating the real boss of Illinois politics, House Speaker Michael Madigan.  Anyone who understands politics in the corrupt state government of Illinois realizes that the power of Michael Madigan, Speaker of the state House of Representatives since 1983 except for two years, dwarfs that of the state's governor.  He's been called "the most powerful Democrat politician in the country" with good reason, and over the years AT has covered him (here, here, and here for instance) for his power, and lately for the appearance that federal investigators have been wiretapping associates and maybe, just maybe closing in on him.  News released in Chicago yesterday by federal prosecutors indicates that that the noose is closing on him, though he still has not (yet) been indicted.

ComEd Charged With Bribery For Steering Jobs, Other Benefits For Speaker Michael Madigan.  Speaker Denies The Feds' Claims.  Commonwealth Edison on Friday [7/17/2020] stated that it has steered jobs, contracts and payments to people connected to Public Official A, who's later referred to as the Illinois House speaker in a highly explosive court filing released Friday morning.  Michael J. Madigan has been the speaker of the House for all but two years since 1983.  He has not been charged with wrongdoing.  The U.S. Attorney's Office in Chicago had been investigating whether ComEd hired politically connected contractors — some with ties to Madigan — in order to win favorable government actions, including electricity rate increases.  Friday's agreement came less than a year after WBEZ first disclosed the nature of the probe and Madigan's connection to it.

There's Nothing New About Roger Stone Clemency.  Perhaps [Mitt] Romney has forgotten the way-back time of 2001, when President Bill Clinton, on his last day in office, pardoned his old Arkansas business partner Susan McDougal.  In 1996, McDougal was convicted of fraud and other felonies in connection with the Whitewater business enterprise that she and her husband entered into with Bill and Hillary Clinton.  President Clinton testified in the trial.  The Whitewater independent counsel, Kenneth Starr, raised the possibility of a reduced sentence for McDougal if she testified against the Clintons.  Specifically, Starr's prosecutors asked McDougal, "To your knowledge, did William Jefferson Clinton testify truthfully during the course of your trial?"  McDougal refused to answer.  She demanded that Starr resign.  And then she lapsed into total, determined silence.  A federal judge jailed her for 18 months for contempt of court.  Starr later charged her with criminal contempt, a case which ended with a hung jury.  Through it all, McDougal steadfastly refused to say whether Clinton had testified truthfully at her trial.  Then, on Jan. 20, 2001, the day he left the White House, Clinton pardoned McDougal.

Remembering Joe Biden's Newest Fan, Angela Davis.  Last night, 76-year-old radical Angela Davis was trending on Twitter due to her endorsement of 77-year-old presidential hopeful Joe Biden. [...] "Why isn't Angela Davis asked for commentary on major news channels?" wonders the Washington Post's Wajahat Ali.  Well, I've can think of a few reasons.  [#1] Davis is an unrepentant champion of domestic terrorists and murderers.  In the early 1970s, Davis famously bought two of the guns used in a 1970 Marin County courtroom kidnapping-shootout perpetrated by Black Panthers, in which a superior court judge and three hostages were murdered.  After being charged with "aggravated kidnapping and first-degree murder," Davis went into hiding.  Even after the FBI caught up to her, and even after evidence showed that she had been in correspondence with the planners and well aware of their violent disposition, she was acquitted in 1972.  Davis never stopped defending convicted Black Panther murderers, including those who had tortured a teenager to death, and yet she is still treated as celebrity.

Angela Davis confirms all that conservatives have been saying about Biden.  This is what conservatives have been saying all along, warning for months that Joe Biden is a weak, addle-pated, nearly senile vessel who will serve as a perfect mask for drawing in voters who imagine he's still a moderate Democrat and still sentient.  Fact is, he's got a big extreme political machine behind him, snaking into the void to seize power and set the agenda to a level no witting American would elect if such a wild-eyed agenda were presented openly.  We know it.  They know it.  Now they've said it.  And when would-be tyrants tell you who they are, believe them.

Liberals howling over Roger Stone's commuted sentence should remember the Obama years.  The media, other Democrats, and some Republicans like Mitt Romney are feigning outrage that Trump commuted the sentence on Roger Stone.  They aren't outraged at all that the whole Russian collusion scam that entrapped Stone, Flynn, and others was a pure hoax.  They aren't outraged that the Obama administration used massive amounts of government personnel and taxpayer money to illegally spy on Trump and his allies in order to destroy Trump and elect Hillary.  They aren't outraged that Holder, Comey, McCabe, Lynch, Lerner, Rice, Clapper, Brennan, and others committed perjury and got off without being charged.  They weren't outraged that Hillary, her aides, and many others committed major crimes, destroyed records, and obstructed justice and got off scot-free.  They weren't outraged that Biden, Power, and many others illegally unmasked people and information of people surrounding Trump.  But they are outraged that Trump commuted Stone's sentence.

Weinstein, Epstein, and the Democrats.  After Republicans swept the 2016 election, the media and entertainment industries went into hysterics, having paid steep dues to an organization that could no longer protect them.  New York and Los Angeles launched an offensive in the form of the Women's Marches, events which claimed that Trump's election had normalized sexual assault.  Of course, there would be no surge in sexual assaults during the Trump administration, but there was an avalanche of revelations that such crimes were commonplace — in the media and entertainment industries.  The case of Harvey Weinstein is infamous, but few know the full context.  As a powerful movie producer and Hollywood gatekeeper, Weinstein was extraordinarily successful in collecting donations for the Democratic party from Hollywood elites.  Knowing that his friends in high places would protect him, he would put naïve young starlets in compromising situations and sexually assault them. [...] Weinstein had been safe during the Obama administration and would have been safe under a Hillary Clinton administration, being one of Clinton's largest campaign bundlers, but the unexpected Trump victory meant he was out in the cold.

Only after being caught:
Florida Democrats return PPP money amid scandal.  The Florida Democratic Party announced late Wednesday [7/8/2020] that it was returning at least $780,000 in small-business loans after its own lawmakers criticized the acceptance of the money as highly questionable if not illegal and unethical.  The party immediately applied for the loan after Congress first passed the $670 billion Paycheck Protection Program, known as PPP, even though there was discussion at the time that the money should go to neither lobbyists nor political causes.

Democratic candidates benefit from PPP loans they criticized.  Several Democratic Senate challengers in key races who criticized the distribution and transparency of government Paycheck Protection Program loans indirectly benefited from the funds.  Last month, Cal Cunningham in North Carolina, Mark Kelly in Arizona, and Sara Gideon in Maine all took swipes at the program, which was created as part of the emergency coronavirus relief CARES Act and intended to help small businesses through the pandemic-related economic downturn.  The program did not adequately distribute funds to the most in-need businesses or communities, they argued.  But the candidates appear to be fine with loans going to companies they are connected to, which were not widely known until the Small Business Administration disclosed all the companies that received loans on Monday [7/6/2020].

Four Democratic Members Of Toledo City Council Accused of Accepting Bribes In Exchange for Votes.  Four members of the Toledo City Council, all Democrats, have been arrested and charged with allegedly accepting bribes in exchange for their votes.  The four council members — Larry Sykes, Yvonne Harper, Gary Johnson, and Tyrone Riley — were among the five people charged in Toledo, Ohio, on Tuesday morning [6/30/2020] as part of an investigation into a bribery scheme with the city council, local ABC News affiliate reported.  All four were charged with bribery in connection to programs receiving federal funds and extortion under the Hobbs Act.

One-third of Toledo's City Council arrested on bribery, extortion charges.  The FBI on Tuesday [6/30/2020] arrested a local attorney and four members of the city council in Toledo, Ohio, for their alleged participation in a bribery and extortion scheme.  Tyrone Riley, Yvonne Harper, Garrick "Gary" Johnson, Larry Sykes and Keith Mitchell were charged with bribery and extortion in a federal criminal complaint after a two-year investigation, according to the Department of Justice (DOJ).

Toledo City Council arrests
Four Toledo City Council members accused of accepting bribes in 2 year FBI investigation.  Four members of the Toledo City Council have been accused of accepting bribes while in office, according to court documents obtained by 13abc on Tuesday.  At least three of those council members have been placed into federal custody.  13abc crews were on the scene as council members Larry Sykes and Yvonne Harper were placed into custody.  Federal documents also implicate council members Gary Johnson and Tyrone Riley.  According to a criminal complaint filed with the U.S. District Court, Councilman Sykes faces complaints of "Reciept of Bribe by Agent of Organization Receiving Federal Funds" and "Hobbs Act Extortion Under Color of Official Right."  In the affidavit filed along with the complaint, council members Harper, Riley, and Jonson are also named as subjects.

Indictments Likely Coming Down in Durham Probe and Antifa Financing Probe, Former Fed Says.  A former federal prosecutor said Tuesday [6/23/2020] that he believes that the reason congressional Democrats are working so hard to smear Attorney General William Barr is to "preempt" what will soon be coming down in two Department of Justice investigations.  Jim Trusty, formerly the Chief of the Organized Crime Section at the DOJ, now a partner at Ifrah Law, said Dems are doing "damage control" because U.S. Attorney John Durham's investigation into the origins of the FBI's Russia probe, and a DOJ investigation into antifa's financing are about to result in some "bombshell" indictments.

LA Councilman Charged In Massive Bribery Case.  NBC reports many of the facts of the case, but leaves readers to guess which party the alleged bribe-taker belongs to. [...] Makes one wonder if their Verification Unit was too busy to deploy Google search. [...] When his home was raided in November 2018, [Jose] Huizar had the gall to float the idea of his wife running for the seat to replace him.  He's term-limited after 2020.  That didn't quite work out the way he'd planned.  Huizar is a lifelong Democrat.

Why Can't Big-City Democrats Reform the Police?  The Democratic Party of the late 1950s and 1960s was principally a blue-collar political movement.  It dominated northeastern and midwestern cities through powerful local political machines dispensing patronage to supporters — including plum positions in police departments.  Corruption was endemic, and it often occurred at the expense of black residents.  Those conditions set the stage for some of the most explosive riots of that period.  In July 1967, two Newark police officers arrested a black cab driver and dragged him into a precinct house, where he was beaten.  Protests erupted and swiftly turned violent, lasting four days and costing 26 lives.  Investigations in the aftermath uncovered widespread corruption.  Newark's mayor, Hugh Addonizio, had returned from serving in Congress to run the city because, he reportedly said, "There's no money in Washington, but you can make a million bucks as mayor of Newark."

Black Lives Matter Website, 'Defund The Police' Donations Go to 'Act Blue', The 'Biden For President' Campaign's Top Source of Donations.  The National Pulse can reveal the Black Lives Matter website — the organization spearheading nationwide "defund the police" campaigns — is partnered with ActBlue, a Democrat fundraising platform that is the top donor to Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, responsible for raising nearly 99.64 percent of the Biden for President effort.  While the Biden campaign insists it doesn't support efforts to defund the police, it may happily profit from Black Lives Matter (BLM) efforts, and is complicit in taking money from an organization partnered with those spearheading the dangerous policy that has already taken root in Minneapolis, New York, and Los Angeles.

BUSTED! DNC Gets Caught Laundering Money Through Black Lives Matter.  The Democratic National Committee and the Democrats are really as corrupt as they come.  It is absolutely unreal what they get away with.  Last year, we learned about a lot of overseas donations from foreign entities to Democrats including former presidential candidates such as Cory Booker, Kamala Harris, and Adam Schiff, but ther were a number of others as well.  It appears as though the BlackLivesMatter.com website that it is an international money laundering scheme and a front for the DNC to generate money from people across the world.

Hickenlooper Guilty on Ethics Charge.  A state ethics committee ruled on Friday [6/5/2020] that former Colorado governor and current Senate candidate John Hickenlooper (D.) violated a ban on accepting gifts while in office.  The Colorado Independent Ethics Commission decided that Hickenlooper's flight on a campaign donor's private jet, as well as his attendance at a conference in Italy, violated the ban, according to the Colorado Sun.  Hickenlooper initially refused to appear at the hearing, prompting the condemnation of a federal judge and members of the commission.

Ex-Detroit Mayor Kilpatrick set to be released from prison due to pandemic, lawmaker says.  Disgraced former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick will be granted early release from a federal prison where he is serving a 28-year sentence for corruption and currently in quarantine due to the coronavirus, according to a Michigan state lawmaker.  State Rep. Karen Whitsett, a Detroit Democrat, told WJB-TV that she was notified by President Trump of Kilpatrick's impending release during his Thursday [5/21/2020] visit to Michigan.

Democrat Congressman Steven Horsford Admits Sex Scandal With Ex-Senate Intern.  Resignation Calls Grow.  Calls for Democrat Rep. Steven Horsford (NV) to resign from the U.S. Congress exploded over the weekend after he admitted to having an affair with an intern who worked for former Senator Harry Reid (D-NV).  Gabriela "Linder said the affair began in 2009, when she met Horsford — then the majority leader of the Nevada state Senate — during her time as an intern in former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's Nevada office," the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.  "They had a sexual relationship that continued intermittently until September 2019, Linder said, though the two remained in contact until April.  Linder never worked for Horsford in any capacity."

A Time to Hate.  [Scroll down]  There is something so evil in a society that tolerates a dual standard of justice, dual standards of everything.  On the one hand, we political conservatives harbor profoundly deep feelings, but we do not destroy people's lives based on abstract politics.  Yes, we oppose them and expose them, and we hope that contemporary society and history judge them for the evil they represent.  But we do not destroy them in their lives.  They get away with everything.  Hillary Clinton spoliated 33,000 emails amid a federal probe, a federal crime that always ends up with prison time — but not for her.  It is a federal crime to lie under oath to Congress.  Comey, Clapper, Brennan — how have they all avoided prison time?  Strzok, Page, the whole bunch of them?  Adam Schiff.  The outliers on the Mueller team.  Not one single slime among them in the swamp has been brought to justice.

Whitmer: I don't know how we awarded that contract to my campaign vendor who just went dark.  Earlier this week we looked at the major snafu going on in Michigan, where Governor Gretchen Whitmer's administration awarded a lucrative contract to one of her campaign's vendors to trace coronavirus cases.  The contract was given to Great Lakes Community Engagement, who was set to turn the work over to long-time Democratic consultant Mike Kolehouse.  After alarm bells started going off over the idea of such a liberal outfit collecting that amount of personal data about Michigan voters, the contract was canceled.  Now, in the aftermath of the entire mess, Whitmer is claiming that she has no idea how Kolehouse ended up with that sweet arrangement.  It must have been the decision of the state's Health Department.  And wait until you hear what's going on with Kolehouse himself. [...]

Top Dem Operative David Brock Accused of Illegally Profiting From His Political Empire.  A conservative group has filed complaints with the IRS accusing leading liberal activist David Brock of illegally profiting from the vast network of groups he has built within the Democratic Party's infrastructure.  The complaints, which were filed by the Patriots Foundation, a right-leaning nonprofit, and reviewed by The Daily Beast, detail a series of transactions that, the group says, show the injection of money from a tax-exempt group Brock founded into a private, for-profit news business that he owns.  "These complaints we filed provide damning indictment of serious allegations about how his organizations have circumvented rules and exploited the tax-exempt status of the organizations for personal benefit and partisan political purposes, and potentially siphoning millions for improper purposes," Patriots Foundation co-founder Craig Robinson told The Daily Beast in a statement.

Dem Operative Goes Dark as MI Lawmakers Question Coronavirus Contract.  The Democratic operative who was awarded a coronavirus-related contract by Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer's administration has deleted his website and removed identifying information from social media platforms.  Democratic consultant Mike Kolehouse scrubbed his online presence as state lawmakers push for oversight into Whitmer's handling of the pandemic, voicing concerns about hiring political operatives to run a public health project.  GOP state representative Shane Hernandez sent Whitmer a letter Tuesday [4/21/2020] demanding answers on the contract.  House speaker Lee Chatfield said the legislature would convene Friday to create an oversight committee examining the state's coronavirus response.

After pushback, Whitmer cancels coronavirus tracing contract awarded to Democrat political intel giant.  As Disrn reported Tuesday afternoon [4/21/2020], Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer had awarded a coronavirus tracing contract to a noted Democratic consultant and information firm called NGP VAN, raising concerns that the commission, which is meant to help track and halt the disease's spread in the state, was poised to harvest political intel for the Democratic Party from its gathering of COVID-19 data.

Facing Criticism, Whitmer Rescinds Contract Awarded to Dem Consulting Firm.  Democratic governor Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan announced late Tuesday [4/21/2020] that the state was rescinding a contract to track the spread of the coronavirus that she had awarded to a Democratic consulting firm, according to Crain's Detroit.  The organization, Great Lakes Community Engagement, is run by Democratic political consultant Mike Kolehouse, who planned to use a software vendor affiliated with a Democratic data firm that is working for the governor's reelection campaign.  Whitmer's decision to hire Democratic political operatives to run a public health project sparked immediate backlash, the Washington Free Beacon reported just hours before Whitmer's office said she had terminated the contract.

Was Trump the Only One in Washington Innocent of Russian Collusion?  [Scroll down]  Consider just how much of DC ended up taking part in the lie.  Brennan and the CIA constructed fake Russian spy rings throughout Europe;  Nellie Ohr passed this same imaginary Russian intel to her husband, Bruce, and the FBI;  Lynch, Comey, and McCabe used this elaborate but fake Russian conspiracy to file fraudulent FISA applications and pursue Section 702 bulk surveillance on anyone and everyone who ever worked near or for Donald Trump;  Robert Mueller used all this American-made kompromat to bully Trump campaign associates into accepting unethical plea deals, while hiding real Russian collusion by the Clinton campaign;  Senator Feinstein repeatedly covered for Fusion GPS's perjury by leaking confidential transcripts, while her former intelligence staffer, Daniel Jones, worked to raise funds for Fusion GPS's defense and continued counterintelligence operations against President Trump;  Richard Burr joined Mark Warner on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence to give our intelligence agencies cover by justifying their illegal spying on a domestic political campaign;  Adam Schiff spent the last four years doing the Russians' bidding by further dividing the country with reckless and wholesale lies that the sitting president is a Russian agent; and the whole apparatus of the American press spun this fantastic tail of Russian collusion, while giving each other First Amendment prizes for their bravery, acumen, and Jayson Blair-like persistence.  Only in Obama's America could a hoax as fraudulent and unsubstantial as this one come to fruition.

Democratic Group Received $100,000 From Tech Firm With Links To Chinese Communist Government.  Prominent Democratic oppositon research and activism firm, American Bridge, received an "anonymous" donation of $100,000 worth of stock in the Chinese search engine company, Baidu, which has direct links to the Chinese Communist government, according to the Washington Free Beacon.  American Bridge calls itself a "progressive research and communications committed to holding Republicans accountable for their words and actions and helping you ascertain when Republican candidates are pretending to be something they're not," but it operates largely as a campaign arm, providing Democratic candidates with opposition research meant to destroy Republican opponents.  Its leader and founder, David Brock, is a well-known progressive activist and it has connections to everything from Democratic super PACs to the leftist media "watchdog," Media Matters for America.

Our Crooked Congress.  The behavior on display is somewhere between deeply immoral and evil, but also feels like par for the course.  Throw on top such things as, say, the insider trading elected representatives of both parties and staff now stand accused of, and you might think the swamp is more a steamy sewer of absolute corruption funded by the hard work of American taxpayers.  The people in Congress were granted privileged, classified information regarding the state of our markets in closed-door briefings.  With that knowledge, instead of protecting the American people, they protected the security of their own pockets.  As a reminder, the Commodity Exchange Act, better known as the Stock Act, became law in April 2012.  It prohibited this very thing — though let's be honest, the fact that such an obvious breach of ethics had to be codified in order for us to recognize it as unlawful is semi-shocking.  But don't worry, though:  the Stock Act was gutted in 2013 and now its penalties serve as a mere slap on the wrist.

How do you solve a problem like Pelosi?  Nancy Pelosi has long been a thorn in the side of not just conservatives but the House itself.  For reasons no Republican could ever grasp, she is a heroine to the left, despite her many serious failures.  She is a traitor to her own district; she has never lifted a finger to deal with San Francisco's catastrophic homeless disaster.  She does not even admit it exists!  She seems to think she is some kind of monarch, a queen bee.  In fact, she is a vicious elitist.  She and her husband, like Sen. Dianne Feinstein and her husband, are the ultimate inside traders who have become very rich over their years in public office. [...] The Pelosi family are like the Gambino crime family.  They get their way, they get rich, they care about nothing else.  Nancy may pretend she cares about climate change but she flies across the country weekly and charges the taxpayer not only for her private jet but for her massive liquor bill.  She pretends to be a practicing Catholic but is rabidly pro-abortion.  In short, she's a nasty piece of work.

The Democratic Party Is Wounded And Dangerous.  The Democrats and the Deep State have spent the last four years constructing the greatest wag-the-dog spectacle America's ever seen in an attempt to cover up the malfeasance and criminality of the last administration, while preventing the current one from achieving too many victories.  Considering that Brennan and Comey are still free and Obama and Hillary are still smiling, they've been remarkably successful.  But the Mueller obfuscation and Schiff circus are behind us, the dance music of delay is dying down, and the Democrats' and Deep State's ability to keep pushing back their day of reckoning is coming to an end.  If they don't win in 2020, they cannot keep justice at bay, regardless of how stacked in their favor it has always been in the past.

Establishment-Backed Democrats Accused of Campaign Finance Violations.  Two establishment-backed Democratic candidates face accusations of illegally coordinating with a liberal dark money group, according to ethics complaints filed as voters prepare to cast ballots in the Super Tuesday primaries.  VoteVets has spent tens of millions of dollars backing Democrats in key 2020 Senate races, including Cal Cunningham in North Carolina and M.J. Hegar in Texas.  The dark money group spent over $7 million supporting the pair in February.  The seven-figure ad blitz has helped Cunningham and Hegar secure their frontrunner status ahead of contested Super Tuesday primaries.  The ad blitz also drew scrutiny from watchdogs who accuse Cunningham and Hegar of illegally coordinating with the dark money group in ethics complaints obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.

Here's a Devastating, Little-Known Story About Bernie Sanders.  Why Haven't His Rivals Exploited It?  As someone who follows politics quite closely, I'm often fascinated when a potent piece of opposition research against a major candidate for office percolates below the radar for years, yet never quite breaks through.  Have you ever heard of 'Sierra Blanca,' as it relates to Bernie Sanders?  Neither had I.  Neither had hardly any voters, I'd wager. [...] Bernie drew up an environmentally-controversial proposal to dump nuclear waste in a Latino community, then refused to meet with the people it impacted.  Oh, and he managed to secure a little sweetheart deal to enrich his wife in the process.  Funneling public and campaign money to his spouse (no stranger to financial scandal) has been something of a pastime for this socialist, who was a jobless deadbeat before becoming a career politician who is now a millionaire with three homes.  This episode is problematic for Bernie on the subjects ranging from environment, to race, to his "man of the people" persona, to graft.

Socialism and corruption:  Joined at the hip in Florida.  Bernie Sanders has said the American dream is more likely to be realized in socialist Venezuela than the United States.  Maybe he'd like to explain this version of the American dream found in a massive money laundering operation by Venezuelan Chavistas who've been busted for looting their country in order to retire in mansions and condos on Miami Beach. [...] The hellhole poverty, loss of freedom, and flight of millions are often brought up as the inevitable side effects of modern socialism (as if firing squads, gulags and expropriation were too much), but here's a fourth thing:  Corruption. [...] Now we've got it in Venezuela where a gargantuan money-laundering corruption case has finally given Miami investigators the Swiss bank records they have sought for years.

The Democrats' Russian Roulette.  In 2016, when they claimed that Trump was Russia's choice and had secured his election, they ended up with highlighting to voters what the media had covered up:  It was Hillary Clinton who approved the Uranium One sale of 20% of U.S. Uranium.  It was Hillary who received assistance to this end from the Russian-paid lobbying firm APCO Worldwide.  It was her husband who was paid $500,000 for a short talk in Russia by a bank connected to the Kremlin.  It was Hillary's foundation that received $145 million from companies connected to the Russian nuclear company Rosatom.  It was Hillary who was responsible for not providing security to our diplomats in Benghazi and who bald-faced lied about the murder of our ambassador and his defenders.  It was Hillary who prompted the murder of Qaddafi after he was cooperating with us on nuclear disarmament and set off the greatest wave of refugees since World War II.

Why's Nancy Pelosi ignoring Adam Schiff and Ted Lieu's Ed Buck Problem?  Not long ago known pedophile and sex trafficker Ed Buck of West Hollywood, CA. was arrested on multiple charges of sex trafficking and solicitation of underage male prostitutes by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, FBI and U. S. Marshals Service at his West Hollywood home.  What I'd like to know is why Speaker Pelosi and Democratic Leaders continue to ignore a very real and serious relationship between California Congressmen Ted Lieu and Adam Schiff to this pedphiliac monster Ed Buck?  Why is this problem deliberately and effectually ignored?  Adam Schiff, Ted Lieu and countless other California Democrats have taken $100s of $1ks of U. S. Dollars of Buck's for years according to reports I've read and been following closely from the LA Times and CBS News Los Angeles.  Clearly knowing Buck's well-documented pecadillos with underage male prostitutes, lavish drug parties and weapons issues?

Why Obama May Be Terrified by Trump Commuting Blagojevich's Sentence.  Ever since President Trump commuted the sentence of disgraced former governor of Illinois Rod Blagojevich, I've been asking myself why he would do such a thing.  I have a theory about what might have contributed to the decision, and if I'm right, Barack Obama should be concerned.  When Barack Obama won the presidency in 2008, it was then-Governor Blagojevich's responsibility to appoint someone to fill the seat.  But, Blagojevich didn't just want to give it away, he wanted something for it.  "A Senate seat is a [very] valuable thing.  You don't just give it away for nothing," Blagojevich said at the time.  In 2011, Blagojevich was sentenced to 11 years in prison on corruption charges.  Of course, he wanted a pardon from Obama, but never got one.

Adam Schiff Had A Super-Shady Ukraine Connection.  The ringleader of the bogus Impeachment circus was Adam Schiff, who pointed his bony finger at Trump, alleging wrongdoing and shady behavior in Ukraine.  But Schiff, who had shady Ukraine connections, conveniently, was never cross-examined.  Schiff pushed back hard against Trump inviting Ukraine to look into Ukraine corruption that implicated Americans — could Schiff have connections to some big-ticket corrupt Ukraine officials of his one?  Paul Sperry thinks he's found some.  It was bad enough that he ran totally roughshod over the rights of the accused.  Trump was allowed zero opportunity to call witnesses in his own defense.  Schiff even buried testimony of the one witness they called that would have (as we are told by those present) helped Trump make his case.

Judiciary Committee Dems hit with ethics complaints over 'suspicious' conduct.  Three Democratic members of the House Judiciary Committee were hit with ethics complaints Wednesday, connected to a slew of alleged violations related to campaign fundraising.  Nonprofit watchdog group Americans for Public Trust filed complaints with the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE) against Reps.  Madeleine Dean, D-Pa., Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., and Lucy McBath, D-Ga., calling for investigations of possible violations of House rules and federal law.  The organization, founded by former National Republican Congressional Committee research director Caitlin Sutherland, also filed complaints against Dean and McBath with the Federal Election Commission (FEC).

NSA Whistleblower Binney Says There Was No Russian Hack, as Stone Prosecution Claims.  Bill Binney, a 32 year National Security Agency expert, has made a sworn declaration that Wiki-leaks did not receive stolen data from the Russian government, intrinsic metadata shows that the data in question was put on a thumb drive and physically taken from the DNC.  National File received a copy of the three page sworn declaration made by leading intelligence community expert Binney for Roger Stone, in which he makes a convincing case that neither Russia nor any other foreign country hacked the DNC emails during the 2016 Presidential election.  In the testimony, Binney, a 32-year National Security Agency expert, says that Wiki-leaks did not receive stolen data from the Russian government.  Rather, intrinsic metadata shows that the data in questions was put on a thumb drive and physically taken from the DNC.

Two-Tiered Justice System on Full Display.  This was not a banner week for the idea that justice is alive and blind in America.  Three separate stories converged to drive home the obvious truth that America has a two-tiered justice system: the Justice Department's decision to not indict the guilty-as-sin plotter Andrew McCabe, the attempt to give Roger Stone an outrageous jail sentence, and the Army's decision to shrug that one of its officers attempted to orchestrate the removal of his commander-in-chief.  Even in the unlikely scenario that the Barr-Durham investigations send the full stable of coup-plotters to jail for decades, it will not erase the obvious fact that it pays to be a Democrat if you are going to commit crimes, particularly if they are political.  There are a couple of simple reasons for this.  The most obvious reason is that the entire federal bureaucracy is one giant Democrat machine.  This cannot be repeated enough.  Nearly every member of almost every single department is a Democrat.

It's the Server, Stupid; Do All Roads Lead Back to the DNC and CrowdStrike.  [Scroll down]  CrowdStrike determined that the server had been hacked by the Russians and issued a report stating their conclusions.  Oddly, the DNC had refused to allow the FBI or the Department of Homeland Security to conduct their own analysis of the server.  The FBI was forced to accept the report from CrowdStrike.  I've just read a piece written by American Greatness' Michael Thau in which he focuses on the Democrats' refusal to give oxygen to any discussion of the hacking of the DNC server prior to the 2016 presidential election which he sees as the most "crucial" question we should be asking.  "Why did the DNC repeatedly reject FBI and Department of Homeland Security requests to examine their supposedly hacked machines?"  Whenever this issue is raised, Democrats assert that this issue has been settled.  The Russians hacked the DNC's servers to help Trump win the election.  Case closed.  Anyone who questions this conclusion is labeled as a conspiracy theorist.

5 Times Barack Obama Protected His Allies from Justice and Democrats Didn't Care.  [#3] Senator Robert Menendez:  In 2012, just days before the November election, ICE agents were ready to arrest an illegal immigrant and registered sex offender, but were ordered by the Department of Homeland Security to wait until after the election.  Why?  The suspect was a volunteer intern for Senator Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) and there would be "significant interest" from Congress and news organizations about the arrest.  Menendez was seen as vulnerable in the 2012 election, and the delay of the arrest saved him from a potentially politically damaging scandal on the eve of voting.  All the while letting a sexual offender avoid justice for six weeks.

'Walls Are Closing In' on the Democrats.  [Senator Chuck] Schumer's contention that the president's acquittal (which he now implicitly acknowledges is a foregone conclusion) will be "meaningless," coupled with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's insistence that the "stain" of impeachment will "forever" be attached to the name of Donald Trump, prompts me to suggest a few courses of action the president might take in his second term (some parts of which might be started even now).  First, to discourage such frivolous, wholly partisan efforts to overturn the results of a free, open, and democratic election, people who have committed felonies by leaking classified material or lying under oath should be prosecuted.  A dozen or so indictments would have a clarifying and salutary effect.  I'd start with a few of the women who perjured themselves when lying about Brett Kavanaugh during his confirmation hearings.  I'd follow up with some people involved in the "Russian collusion" hoax.

In San Francisco, the smell of poop overpowered by the stench of leftist corruption.  One-party blue city San Francisco has a corruption problem.  Turns out the sewage on the streets isn't the only thing filthy about San Francisco.  Its man in charge of that clean-up, Mohammed Nuru, was busted with a septic tank full of corruption charges.

San Francisco official in charge of cleaning up city's filthy streets arrested.  The head of San Francisco Public Works, which is in charge of cleaning up the city's feces-filled streets, has been arrested by the FBI on suspicion of public corruption.  San Francisco Public Works Director Mohammed Nuru was arrested Monday [1/27/2020] alongside Nick Bovis, the owner of a popular sports bar in Fisherman's Wharf, Lefty O-Doul's.  Sources told NBC Bay Area that Nuru was arrested on suspicion of accepting bribes for airport concession contracts.  Both Nuru and Bovis were released on bond following their arrest.

SFO Public Works Director, a/k/a "Mr. Clean," Arrested by FBI on Corruption Charges.  The man responsible for keeping the streets of San Francisco clean (who's obviously a miserable failure) was arrested by the FBI Monday afternoon on charges relating to bribery/kickback schemes.  Mohammed Nuru, a Willie Brown protege, is the city's Public Works Director.  He first became an executive in the department in 2000 and was appointed Director by Mayor Ed Lee in 2011.  In an indictment unsealed Tuesday afternoon [1/28/2020], federal prosecutors allege that Nuru and Lefty O'Doul's owner Nick Bovis engaged in a scheme to bribe a San Francisco International Airport commissioner to help Bovis obtain an airport restaurant license.  That scheme failed when the commissioner said she didn't need the money, but the scheme doesn't have to be complete for the men to be found guilty of the crime they're charged with, honest services wire fraud.

Ethics reform in Illinois?  Go after party leaders or go home.  Almost a decade has passed since questions over lobbying influence erupted into fisticuffs on the floor of the Illinois Senate.  In 2011, a senator who questioned a conflict of interest between a lobbyist and a lawmaker — a father-son duo — got punched in the chest and admonished.  How dare the senator question the grease that eased the bill's passage, out loud. [...] Fast-forward to now:  Even as federal investigations swirl through city and state governments, the playbook is the same:  A scandal stokes embarrassment among politicians, leading to a task force, leading to a weak piece of legislation, leading to an inconsequential tweak of state law, leading to elected officials finding a way around their mess.  We're on Step 3 currently as lawmakers and ethics boards around the state examine laws regulating lobbyist and lawmaker relationships.  Why?  Because the latest corruption scandals involving cozy relationships are making politicians jumpy.

'Profiles in Corruption' Contains 1,126 Endnotes, No Unnamed Sources.  Instead, it is based on hard evidence and documents, including:  foreign and domestic corporate and legal records, tax liens, lobbyist disclosures, property records, White House visitor logs, federal bankruptcies, and federal criminal trial records.

The War For The Democratic Party Will Destroy Lives And Change Our Country.  The far-left of the Democratic Party is out of the spotlight.  Out of the spotlight, but clearly still within the crosshairs of their colleagues.  Its young congressional leaders, Reps.  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, and Ilhan Omar, the fresh-faced consciences of the swamp, are all-three the targets of finance investigations.  Two are tangled in credible accusations of anti-Semitism, and one is mired in a hard-to-believe incestual infidelity scandal with a married man on her payroll.  Their outside support, which so successfully took media credit for gathering hundreds of thousands of liberals who'd booked non-refundable hotels and plane tickets to Her D.C. inauguration and became the Women's March, has collapsed amid credible accusations of racism and, you guessed it, anti-Semitism.  And the New York/D.C. media that ran glowing profile after fawning profile months ago don't seem to visit any more.

Amazon Crowns 'Profiles in Corruption' the 'Most Anticipated' Nonfiction Book.  Slated to hit bookstores nationwide on January 21, Profiles in Corruption by Government Accountability Institute President and Breitbart senior contributor Peter Schweizer hit #1 in Amazon 10 days before its official release.  The book is said to contain never-before-published revelations about Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden, Eric Garcetti, Kamala Harris, Sherrod Brown, and Amy Klobuchar — several of whom are featured on the book's cover.

Democrats Nervous as 'Profiles in Corruption' Book Looms.  Top Democrats are signaling not-so-subtly that they are nervous as a forthcoming book from Peter Schweizer that will expose widespread corruption in the Democrat Party drops in just ten days.  The cover features photos of 2020 Democrat presidential frontrunners former Vice President Joe Biden, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), as well as fellow 2020 candidates Sens. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Cory Booker (D-NJ), and former 2020 candidate Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA).  Schweizer is a Breitbart News contributing editor and the president of the Government Accountability Institute (GAI).  He has written multiple bestselling books exposing corruption in Washington.

The parallels between Hunter Biden and Paul Pelosi are absolutely eerie.  [Scroll down]  But here's where things get odd:  Go through the ownership of this building and you feel like you've been slipped some of that hallucinogenic toad poison.  This structure has passed between a goodly number of entities — and yet, per the documents, no transfer taxes have been paid.  Pelosi said he has no equity in the building and never has.  "It's not my business.  I never got paid.  I never expected to get paid."  And yet there he is, listed in 2015 as the Chief Financial Officer of Feng RE, Inc., the entity that owned 1312 Utah.  Can't make this up.

Morality and the Presidency.  [Scroll down]  President Trump has been accused of "womanizing," but such behavior was rampant with John F. Kennedy and Bill Clinton.  What is more, even if the accusations against Trump are true, one would be hard-pressed to argue that they somehow threatened the security of the United States or compromised his presidency.  This was not the case with John Kennedy.  Kennedy was purportedly on the precipice of being compromised as a result of his cavorting with an East German communist spy (and others with connections to organized crime) while he was president.  Had this been publicly disclosed it would almost certainly have ended his presidency.  It could be argued that Kennedy fell in the only way that allowed Camelot to rise.  That image inspired a generation.  President Kennedy did not die in disgrace, but had he lived he may well have been forced to resign the presidency in disgrace (or suffer defeat in the 1964 election).

A media that fails to report the biggest stories is no fit custodian.  We've all heard the accusations that President Trump won 2016 with dodgy money, that fake donors were funneling cash into his campaign, and that he basically won by cheating.  No one has yet provided evidence or made a credible accusation that could be brought to the courts regarding these claims.  Not so for Democrats.  A court filing unsealed on December 3 that received almost zero media attention was that a number of folks have now been charged with sending illegal campaign contributions to ... you've guessed it... Democrats.  Ahmad "Andy" Khawaja of Los Angeles, California, used his online platform to hide excessive donations and to anonymize those who should have been listed publically.

The Hellish Legacy of the Dingell Family.  The Dingell clan has held a congressional seat outside Detroit since 1932.  Their 87-year tenure has not coincidentally coincided with the decline of a thriving industrial city into a post-apocalyptic wasteland.  But it's been good for the Dingells, three of whom have sat in their congressional seat since the days of Herbert Hoover, the rise of Hitler, and the radio age, and fattened their pockets on its sinecures.  Dingell Sr. was the son of Polish immigrants who started out in politics as a union boss, jumped into a newly created seat, and kept it through eleven elections before passing it on to his son.  Dingell Jr, outdid daddy by becoming the longest serving member of Congress in American history.  Before he died, he passed on the seat to his second wife, whom he married when she was 28 and he was 55 years old.  She was a GM lobbyist who married the Congressman from GM.  What was good for GM was good for the Dingells.  By 2014, Dingell Jr. was listed as the third richest member of Congress from Michigan with a net worth of $3.5 million.

CAIR Pennsylvania Poster Girl Resigns in Shame.  Movita Johnson-Harrell seemed to take pride in her position as the first Muslim woman elected to the Pennsylvania State Legislature.  Now that record will forever have an asterisk next to it as Johnson-Harrell has turned herself in to Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro's Office, pleading guilty on charges of perjury, record tampering, and embezzling over $500,000 in Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security disability funds, as well as donations to Motivations Education and Consultation Associates (MECA), a charity she established to allegedly serve the mentally ill and drug addicted poor in her predominately African-American neighborhood.  In a press conference, Attorney General Shapiro described Johnson-Harrell's actions as "brazen corruption... her theft knew no bounds."

When Hate Becomes an Agenda.  The left-wing loathing of Trump has now tainted almost every Democrat's agenda and unhinged most of the party's major players.  Impeachment has turned into a cruel caricature of a rare constitutional remedy for presidential criminality.  Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz's report proved a compendium of FBI lying, fraud, and vendetta.  There is not a single prominent figure in Horowitz's lengthy report who has not left a written or video trail of anti-Trump bias (James Comey, Peter Strozk, the Ohrs, Lisa Page, Kevin Clinesmith) or has had some sort of questionable financial relationship with the Clintons or their affiliates (Alexander Downer, Andrew McCabe).  Meanwhile, the progressive presidential field is in a sort of collective meltdown, as candidates begin recalibrating and trading accusations as they fear their own early anti-Trump agendas have little public support.

DOJ Catches Democrat Party in Multi-Million Dollar Illegal Foreign Campaign Donations Scheme.  On Friday The Gateway Pundit reported on the news that Democrat operative and Robert Mueller chief witness George Nader was indicted for his involvement in illegal campaign contributions from foreign entities to the Hillary campaign in 2016[.] Nader was one of Mueller's top witnesses and he is a top Democrat donor and convicted child molester.  But there is more to the story.  Bill Barr on Friday indicted eight individuals for illegally funneling millions of dollars in foreign money to Adam Schiff, Hillary Clinton and several Democratic senators.

Pa. Rep. Movita Johnson-Harrell, charged with stealing more than $500,000 from her own charity, will resign.  State Rep. Movita Johnson-Harrell, a West Philadelphia Democrat, said Wednesday [12/4/2019] that she would resign after prosecutors charged her with stealing more than $500,000 from her own nonprofit and spending it on family vacations, designer clothing, furs, personal bills — and her bid for the legislature.  State Attorney General Josh Shapiro said Johnson-Harrell engaged in "brazen corruption" and systematically tried to cover up her crimes by falsifying records and financial statements.

Al Sharpton's charity skirts scrutiny thanks to clout with Dems: critics.  The Rev. Al Sharpton's troubled charity, the National Action Network, has dodged scrutiny paid other nonprofits — despite paying him $1 million last year — thanks to his political clout, insiders and experts say.  "There are certain things that are universally true in New York:  the sun rises in the east, it sets in the west, the subway is late and no one wants to pick a fight with Al Sharpton," said one top Democratic insider.  "Where's the political benefit to doing it?"  Sharpton's teflon provides a sharp contrast to the vigorous investigations state Attorney General Letitia James and Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance mounted against President Trump, including his troubled charity.

Nixon's Lessons for the Would-Be Impeachers.  For those who do not remember or have not studied him, Richard Nixon was twice elected vice president (with General Dwight D. Eisenhower, having helped secure the nomination for him over Republican Senate leader Robert Taft in 1952).  He was likely cheated out of the 1960 presidential election by the supporters of John F. Kennedy in Chicago, Texas, and elsewhere, causing JFK to remark, "Thank God for a few honest crooks."  When the votes in Alabama cast for Dixiecrat candidate Senator Harry F. Byrd are deducted from the Democratic total, Nixon won the popular vote.  Though encouraged by Eisenhower to contest the election, Nixon chose not to do so, for the benefit of the country.

Al Sharpton's 'nonprofit' deserves the same scrutiny as Trump's.  State Attorney General Letitia James was quite proud of herself for winning a $2 million judgment against President Trump for misusing his Trump Foundation charity.  But surely the Rev. Al Sharpton's nonprofit merits similar scrutiny.  As The [New York] Post's Melissa Klein and Georgett Roberts reported last weekend, Sharpton sucked in more than $1 million last year from his National Action Network charity:  salary of $324,000, a $160,000 bonus and $563,000 in "other compensation" — which NAN says it owed him for a stretch from 2004 to 2017 when it supposedly underpaid him.  NAN claims it hired an executive-compensation firm that found it shorted him $1.25 million over those years. [...] [W]hat a convenient finding for the Rev, who runs the group that hired the firm.

Ex-Mass. officials say Patrick fired them for their efforts to get his brother-in-law on sex offender registry.  Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick's entry into the 2020 Democratic presidential race is drawing renewed scrutiny toward his efforts to oust officials who had tried to put his brother-in-law, a convicted rapist, on the state's sex offender registry.  Patrick's brother-in-law Bernard Sigh was first convicted of spousal rape in 1993 and was again convicted of raping Patrick's sister earlier this year, The Washington Post reported.  Patrick in 2014 said that he had forced out two Sex Offender Registry Board officials over their attempts to overturn a hearing officer's decision to keep Sigh off the registry, arguing that the officials' actions were not appropriate, according to the Post.

The silly sanctification of Marie Yovanovitch.  Until a month or so ago, virtually no one outside of the seven circles of hell that is the State Department had heard of Marie Yovanovitch.  Even the intrepid John Solomon had not heard of her until March of this year.  He had interviewed Ukrainian Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko who told him that Yovanovitch gave him a "do not prosecute" list the first time he met with her. [...] John Solomon has been doing some great reporting on all this, so much so that now he is a target of a smear campaign by the left.  That's what the left does:  They are not interested in facts if they run counter to their preconceived narrative.  In this case, what Solomon has uncovered with regard to Ukraine is catastrophic to all of their invented scenarios meant to destroy the Trump presidency.  For example, the Bidens are neck-deep in the corruption that has long plagued Ukraine.  So are quite a few other children of the swamp.

Rhode Island's Gov. Raimondo Pushes No-Bid Billion-Dollar Video Lottery Terminal Contract.  Did the Rhode Island governor's chief of staff openly threaten a company the state regulates?  And why is Rhode Island entering into a $1 billion no-bid contract to manage its video lottery terminals (VLT)?  As states legalize gambling and conduct state-run lotteries, gambling and gambling technology have become big business — a multi-billion-dollar business.  There are many companies capable of managing Rhode Island's VLTs.  But Rhode Island is only considering one company, and appears poised to award that company a 20-year contract worth more than a billion dollars.  And unless something changes, Rhode Island's contract award will happen without any competitive bidding.

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.

Convicted Sex Offender Elected to Virginia Senate.  One of the many Democrats elected to the Virginia Senate on Tuesday [11/5/2019] is a convicted sex offender and disbarred lawyer, according to Breitbart.  Joe Morrissey was jailed and lost his license to practice law after being convicted of having sex with his 17-year-old secretary.  He pled guilty to a misdemeanor in the ensuing court case and served for only three months in a "work-release term."  He was also forced to resign from his seat in the Virginia House of Delegates, but then ran again in the special election to retake the seat and was re-elected.

Harvey Weinstein weakened but unwavering two years later.  It's a fall day in midtown Manhattan and a man is seen shuffling along a sidewalk, gripping his walker.  His facial expression is vacant, his skin is a pale shade of gray and his clothes are ill-fitting.  A passerby might never guess that he used to be one of entertainment's most powerful, a man whose infamous arrogance would make those around him shudder.  This man is Harvey Weinstein.  Since initial bombshell reports by The New York Times and The New Yorker in October 2017, more than 80 women have accused Weinstein of sexual abuse ranging from harassment to rape.  He is charged with predatory sexual assault, a criminal sexual act, first-degree rape and third-degree rape.  Weinstein's impending criminal trial, which is set to begin January 6, has depleted him, members of the former film executive's small inner circle told CNN.

So Hunter Biden followed his dad around to Romania, too?  Hunter Biden was quite the devoted little sproutling, following his dad around wherever he went. [...] Hunter Biden followed his dad around — to China, Ukraine, and now Romania — and somehow always came away with big-dollar business deals.  Kind of the way then-secretary of state Hillary Clinton used Bill Clinton as her bagman to scarf up donations to the Clinton Foundation after Hillary made some foreign policy decision.

Corrupt Senators Took Ukraine Cash.  While Democrats are pushing the bogus Trump-Ukraine quid pro quo story invented by that great storyteller, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, two groups of Democratic senators have been colluding with Ukrainian interests to advance their own agenda and political careers. [...] This is corruption and hypocrisy raised to a new level.  President Trump, as the transcript of his call to Ukrainian President Zelensky showed, pressured no one to dig up dirt on a political opponent.  There was no quid pro quo, only a request that the Ukrainians look into the real crime Joe Biden confessed it — leveraging U.S. financial support to get a prosecutor investing his son's company, Burisma, fired.  And 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 collusion with the Ukraine to derail and besmirch Team Trump.

California Democratic Party paid $380,000 to settle sexual misconduct suit against former chair Bauman.  The California Democratic Party has spent more than $800,000 on legal costs stemming from three lawsuits alleging discrimination and sexual misconduct by former chair Eric Bauman.  The sum includes more than $430,000 in attorney's fees alone, including payments to law firms representing Bauman.  According to a Times review of state and federal campaign finance filings, the state party has paid $378,348 in legal settlements to Alton Wang, William Rodriguez-Kennedy and Kate Earley.  The trio originally filed suit in January, alleging a culture of harassment and sexual misconduct that was "well-known and apparently tolerated" by top officials.

Political Parentage?  The Ukraine's enrichment of Pelosi and Biden's sons.  Unfortunately, the force for personal and family enrichment is strong with Democrats.  Nevada's Reid has a history of enriching nepotism.  Paul Pelosi's, son of Speaker Nancy Pelosi benefited from his mother's position as a California senator.  Then there is Hunter Biden.  This ain't Ukraine Jake.  Searching for Democrats that personally enriched their families, a good place to start is Harry Reid, the Democrat Senator from Nevada, now retired. [...] Additionally, Reid's campaign bought nearly $17,000 in merchandise from his granddaughter's jewelry business.

The Ukraine Hoax is About Protecting the Side Hustle.  What?  There is no 28th Amendment you say?  Well, this one isn't actually written down or ratified but it's very real.  It explains how much of Washington actually works.  If it were reduced to writing, it might read, "Thou shalt not mess with another swamp creature's side-hustle."  The 28th amendment might have originated after the 1978 ABSCAM scandal in which one senator and six congressmen accepted or solicited bribes from undercover FBI agents.  What a bunch of amateurs!  Everyone in Washington knows that you don't act as your own bag man when selling favors!  Corruption in modern D.C. is shaped like a triangle.  A person or entity seeking a favor doesn't hand the money directly to the politician or public official.  Instead, the money goes to a trusted family relation under a vague "consulting" or "speaking" arrangement.  This golden triangle of corruption appears over and over again in the Russia collusion hoax.

The Madness of Progressive Projection.  Projection as a Leftist symptom came to the fore during the Mueller investigation when Mueller's dream team of progressive attorneys began pressuring a number of minor Trump former campaign officials, and eventually his national security advisor, on trumped up charges — from leaking sensitive documents, to obstruction of justice, to lying to federal officials, to collusion (whatever that non-legal term denotes) with foreign governments and in particular Russia.  In each case, Mueller ended up hunting down possible misdemeanors while ignoring likely felonies.  Leaking?  By James Comey's own admissions he had leaked confidential presidential memos he composed for the expressed purpose of later using them as insurance policies against Trump, some of which material was classified as secret.

Nixon:  Victim of a Media Riot.  [Richard Nixon] was a loyal, devoted Veep and should have been an easy sell to be POTUS after Ike.  But JFK and his bottomless stash of money wrecked that deal.  Nixon clearly had the 1960 election stolen from him by crooked politicians in Illinois and Texas.  Unlike today's politicians, he did not sue, did not go on TV and raise a ruckus.  He just bled profusely in private.

Atlantic City mayor admits to stealing $87,000 from youth basketball team.  The mayor of Atlantic City, New Jersey has resigned after admitting in federal court on Thursday that he stole $87,000 from a youth basketball team he founded.  The admission puts the mayor on a long line of corrupt leadership in the city, which has been riddled with chronic budget problems.

Ruling Class vs. 'The Others'.  Should any of us violate the laws, we can expect to have the book thrown at us.  But for them, it's more a slap on the wrist, if anything at all.  We see this in the behavior of the Clintons, deep state actors, and even the Bidens.  No one seriously thinks that Hunter Biden's Ukrainian and Chinese business "activities" are above board.  But even more troubling, consider that a sitting vice president of the United States was potentially involved in pay-to-play with foreign nations.  The ruling class apparently believes the law is whatever it says it is.  It is whatever is convenient for them.

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.

The wall of propaganda that hides the actions of America's ruling class.  Asking for the assistance of our global friends and allies to help reveal the wrongdoing of the American ruling class is now an impeachable offense.  Investigating their wrongdoing is wrongdoing.  Exposing their corruption is corruption.  In the Clown World we currently inhabit, the president of the United States must be removed from office for daring to ask they be investigated abroad.  The events of this week reveal the new standard.  Like sharks to a whale carcass, our elites routinely feast upon precarious situations in other nations:  The Podesta Group, Hunter Biden, and others were content to make a buck off the tensions in Ukraine along with Paul Manafort, just as the Clintons and others were happy to take tens of millions of dollars from Russian oligarchs.

FBI raids Illinois Democrat's Capitol, district offices.  FBI agents carried materials in bankers' boxes and grocery bags out of the Illinois Capitol building on Tuesday [9/24/2019], and multiple media outlets reported that and other raids were linked to a Democratic state senator.

Did Jerry Nadler lie to a federal judge?  As Congress returns from recess, impeachment talk is once again in the air.  Speaker Nancy Pelosi doesn't want a vote on impeachment because she recognizes that it is so unpopular outside the deep blue districts where Trump hatred rules that it could unseat many of the swing-district Democrats whose 2018 victories handed her the speaker's gavel.  Nonetheless, House Judiciary Committee chairman Rep. Jerrold Nadler is desperate to appear to his constituents as though he is fighting for impeachment and making progress, with a vote scheduled on formalizing procedures for an impeachment inquiry.  The reason for Nadler's desperate pandering to the impeachment fever swamp faction of the party is clear.  He is scared to death that he will follow the fate of Joe Crowley and be defeated in the primary election by an attractive young female who is mounting a well financed campaign against him.

Democrat Senator Sheldon Whitehouse Hit with Bar Complaint For 'Openly Threatening' Supreme Court.  Conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch hit Democrat Senator Sheldon Whitehouse with a bar complaint after he openly threatened the Supreme Court.  A couple weeks ago several Democrat Senators issued a stunning warning to the Supreme Court — "heal" or face drastic restructuring.  The demand came in an amicus brief filed in court two weeks ago by Senators Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Mazie Hirono (D-HI), Richard Durbin (D-Il), and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) regarding New York's current gun laws.  Judicial Watch filed a bar complaint and alleged Senator Whitehouse "violated the Rhode Island Rules of Professional Conduct by attacking the federal judiciary and openly threatening the U.S. Supreme Court."

5 things the Republican Party can learn about politics from Donald Trump.  [#1] Gaffes are only gaffes if you care:  My friend Ben Howe suggested that one and it's a lesson liberals learned long ago.  It's how Ted Kennedy survived leaving a woman to drown to death in his car, how Bill Clinton gets a pass from feminists, how people can say with a straight face that the Obama administration had "no scandals," and how Ralph Northam (among a number of other liberals) got a pass for his blackface pictures.  Trump rather famously doesn't do apologies and goes on the offensive when he's attacked, which is a wonderful change from the usual Republican strategy of apologizing, fretting about what the media will say, and then looking for any excuse to throw whoever is involved under the bus.  If Trump had taken that approach, he would have been destroyed a 100 times over by now, [...]

Ted Kennedy died 10 years ago.  It's time for liberals, and America, to reassess his life and crimes.  [Scroll down]  The Chappaquiddick episode did not particularly chasten or sober Kennedy.  A 2019 book, The Kennedy Heirs:  John, Caroline, and the New Generation — A Legacy of Triumph and Tragedy details frantic, but futile, pleas decades later by his three adult children to quit drinking amid his deteriorating health.  Alcohol played a prominent role in other Kennedy scandals.  GQ reported a lurid tale of an attack in 1985 by Kennedy on a waitress at a Washington restaurant.  In 1991, Kennedy's nephew, William Kennedy Smith, was charged with rape (later acquitted), compelling his uncle's testimony in court.  The sitting senator became an object of scorn and ridicule after admitting he had rousted his son and nephew to go drinking, and later in the evening, with several women present, walked around their compound sans pants.

The Left's Neverland.  You see, in Neverland the only important thing is how its inhabitants feel.  What actually is — I speak here of data, of facts, of actual — as opposed to virtual — experiences.  In Neverland there are no pesky absolutes, no facing up to Almighty God, no bearing the consequences of our choices.  In Neverland one can indulge one's strangest and most disgusting sexual fantasies and the Neverlandiers will cheer you on and protect you.  Isn't that what happened at Michael Jackson's mansion of the same name?  Isn't that what happened to the blue dress in the Oval Office?  Isn't that why Jeffery Epstein is dead?  There in that prison cell, he got too close to reality.

I am combing through all the Epstein files.  You asked for it.  Here it is.  [Scroll down]  Since many of you also keep asking, yes you can share this content.  Do what ever you want with it.  Copy and paste, save it, put it on your own blogs, use it for your own research, make a video out of it, make fun of it.

Jeffrey Epstein's life of evil and [the] demand for justice.  Apart from the very questionable circumstances of Epstein's apparent suicide, the outcry, especially from the victims, is regret.  Regret that Epstein has avoided justice for his abhorrent behavior.  The assumption that once a person dies, and especially by suicide, his troubles are over.  There can be no justice, no further punishment.

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Let me assure you that Mr. Epstein's punishment has now begun, and will never end.

Jeffrey Epstein signed a will just two days before he died by suicide, court records say.  Accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein signed a will just two days before he died by suicide in a New York jail, new court records show, leaving behind an estate valued at more than $577 million, including more than $56 million in cash.  The 66-year-old's death was ruled a suicide by hanging last week by New York's chief medical examiner.  The will was filed last week with court officials in the U.S. Virgin Islands and listed no details of beneficiaries, according to the New York Post.

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I wouldn't want to be one of Mr. Epstein's beneficiaries, considering the way he apparently made his money.

Jeffrey Epstein's computers seized during FBI raid on private island.  Drone video shows FBI agents and NYPD cops seizing computer equipment from Jeffrey Epstein's mansion on a private island in the Caribbean, according to a report Tuesday [8/13/2019].  The video was shot Monday during a raid on Little St. James, the 70-acre island Epstein owned in the US Virgin Islands, CNBC said.  It shows at least two desktop computers and an Apple computer were packaged and marked for transport, CNBC said.

The feminists seem to be totally silent about this.
"They're Nothing, These Girls": Unraveling the Mystery of Ghislaine Maxwell, Epstein's Enabler.  Is it possible prosecutors have lost track of Ghislaine Maxwell, Jeffrey Epstein's alleged co-conspirator in his pedophile ring?  For the past few weeks, rumors have circulated that she's 400 pounds and living in Florida, or that she's living the high life in London or the Continent, but according to the Washington Post, authorities are having a hard time locating her.  Those who know her say that it's possible she is as much of a Houdini as Epstein.  Both of them liked having secrets, and the way those secrets kept people off balance.

William Barr Has A Message For Jeffrey Epstein's Co-Conspirators.  Attorney General William Barr said Monday that he was "appalled" by Jeffrey Epstein's apparent suicide over the weekend, but urged that the millionaire pedophile's co-conspirators "should not rest easy."  "This sex trafficking case was very important to the Department of Justice and to me personally," Barr said during a speech before the National Fraternal Order of Police in New Orleans.  "Let me assure you that this case will continue on against anyone who was complicit with Epstein.  Any co-conspirators should not rest easy."  [Video clip]

Ted Williams tells powerful Epstein associates: 'You're really not off the hook'.  More witnesses could come forward and inform on associates of accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein now that the financier is dead, Fox News contributor Ted Williams said during a Saturday appearance on "America's News HQ."  "I would say to these powerful people:  You're really not off the hook because it [Epstein's death] may now have freed a lot of the witnesses who would not have come forward because they may have been intimidated by Epstein," said Williams, a former homicide detective turned criminal defense attorney.

With Epstein Gone, Will Focus Turn to Ghislaine Maxwell?  Ghislaine Maxwell, the socialite on Jeffrey Epstein's arm, was, for many years, the financier's right-hand woman and best friend.  She was also, allegedly, his lure, go-between, and fellow abuser of young women, as newly unsealed documents allege.  With Epstein's death, by suicide, in a Manhattan jail cell this weekend, thousands of questions may never have satisfactory answers and focus is likely to intensify on his collaborators, co-conspirators, enablers, and friends.  Where is Ghislaine?

Alleged Trafficking Victim Names Two Democrats in Jeffrey Epstein Case.  An alleged victim of Jeffrey Epstein's trafficking scheme named two prominent Democrats as part of a group of men with whom she was forced to have sex, unsealed documents revealed Friday [8/9/2019].  The more than 2,000 papers released by the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York allege that Virginia Roberts Giuffre, 33, claimed in May 2016 that she was trafficked by Jeffrey Epstein to have sex with and give erotic massages to several politicians, foreign leaders, and businessmen, Fox News reported.

From Clinton to Cosby, Jeffery Epstein's little black book full of liberal elites.  This morning, accused pedophile Jeffrey Epstein is found dead of an alleged suicide.  Only his death will not stop the release of the names, or the civil lawsuit against the Epstein estate from continuing.  The cunning of Bill and Hillary Clinton is not a well-kept secret.  And Epstein's death will not provide them any cover.  And there is a lot to cover up.  Pilot logs and Jeffrey Epstein's Little Black book among them.

Alleged Epstein victims eye civil cases after suicide ends criminal case: 'We're just getting started'.  Several of Jeffrey Epstein's victims may pursue civil cases against the alleged sex trafficker after his apparent suicide Saturday morning ended the criminal case against him, according to lawyer Lisa Bloom.  The billionaire was awaiting his trial on charges of child sex trafficking next year.  After he reportedly hanged himself in his jail cell, the criminal case against him came to an end as no one else had been charged.  An official cause of death has not yet been confirmed.

Baltimore's Battered Face.  We see the greatest abuses from our elected officials in Baltimore city.  Former mayor Shelia Dixon was fired for stealing Christmas gift cards from the city's needy.  Her successor, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, ordered police to give "space" to rioters and looters to destroy parts of Baltimore during the 2015 riots.  Last May, Mayor Catherine Pugh resigned amid a kickback scandal.  And there's Rep. Cummings, whose 23 years in Congress have brought only continued decay and nothingness.  These and other liberal Democrats have demoralized the people of Baltimore and they are fleeing; Baltimore city has lost about 40% of its population since the 1960s.

Timing Is Everything.  On the very same weekend when American astronauts successfully landed on the moon, Ted Kennedy, leaving a campaign party late at night, drove off a narrow bridge on Chappaquiddick Island near Cape Cod MA, plunging into shallow water of Poucha Pond, killing his passenger Mary Jo Kopechne, a young campaign staffer. [...] The entire incident stands as concrete proof that Kennedy's only real concern was professional self-preservation.  Kennedy cared only for himself.  Had this not occurred when the world's attention was transfixed on the moon landing, Kennedy's actions would have been under the microscope of the media and the American public to a far greater degree than they were.  It's doubtful that his political career would have survived.  An America without Ted Kennedy's influence would be a very different place today.  Robert Bork would have been appointed to the Supreme Court in 1987.  Any number of liberal causes and bills which Kennedy helped shepherd through over the years would not have made it.  This country would be a much different — and better — place absent Kennedy's presence in politics from 1969 onwards.

Biden's Corruption Problem.  Joe Biden is being portrayed as the Democrats' safest potential presidential nominee, despite his obvious flaws as a candidate.  But one wonders how Biden's history of swamp corruption will play if he actually faces the scrutiny of a national run.  Biden's family has gotten wealthy, like those of so many low-paid "public servants" — Tom Daschle and Harry Reid are obvious examples.  How does that happen?

House Dems Get Dark Money Group After Introducing Bill Against Dark Money.  After introducing a bill that contained provisions geared towards tackling dark money in politics, House Democrats have a new dark money group in their corner.  House Majority Forward, a 501(c)(4) nonprofit that will not have to disclose its donors, was established in March.  It marks its charitable purpose in North Carolina filings as promoting "economic growth and opportunity, environmental stewardship, and democracy in the United States of America."  The group plans to raise at least $20 million throughout 2019 to back Democrats and attack Republicans, and will begin airing the first of its digital and TV ads this week as part of a larger $10 million advertising blitz for the year, Politico reports.

Democratic Party has become a Continuing Criminal Enterprise.  Today, the longest serving — 50 years — Chicago City Council member, Alderman Ed Burke, is under indictment for corruption.  The longest serving Speaker of the Illinois House, Michael Madigan, is also reportedly under investigation.  Both are life-long Democrats.  Their story is largely ignored by the liberal media outside of Chicago — where the local Chicago media has long been aware of the depth of city government corruption.  Cheatsheet.com lists the 15 most corrupt cities in America.  Thirteen of the 15 mayors are Democrats.  The Democratic Party excels in corrupt municipal governance.

The Honey Trap on E 71st.  [Scroll down]  A respected former CIA official, Phil Giraldi has come right out and accused Epstein of being an Israeli agent of influence.  Epstein was let off with a slap on the wrist on his first child abuse charge, says Giraldi, because of his powerful Israel connections.  To Giraldi and this writer, the Epstein 'massage' operation was a classic intelligence operation designed to blackmail men of influence into doing Israel's bidding.  Clinton had reportedly already fallen into this trap years earlier while still president.  Now watch this stinking pile of corruption be hurriedly covered up.

De Blasio used state account he controls as campaign slush fund.  Strapped for cash, Mayor Bill de Blasio turned to a state political account he controls to buy plane tickets, pay rent and purchase digital advertisements for his nascent presidential campaign — potentially violating campaign finance regulations, campaign finance experts told The [New York] Post.  De Blasio's presidential campaign disclosed it owes his NY Fairness PAC $52,852 — a tally that includes purchases made after Hizzoner officially announced his run, his staff confirmed.

Chappaquiddick Ted Kennedy to Ilhan Omar: 50 years of leftist free passes.  Fifty years ago today, Democrat Massachusetts Senator Ted Kennedy got drunk (allegedly) and drove over a bridge (really).  Kennedy left his female passenger Mary Jo Kopechne to die.  He never answered for leaving Kopechne to die.  Fifty years ago today began the tradition of the liberal media covering up everything bad that liberal Democrats did.  Thus allowing liberals to become more emboldened.  Benghazi and "Fast and Furious" just two of many examples of getting innocent people killed, then covering it up.

Epstein's real Palm Beach enablers.  Palm Beach Police Chief Michael Reiter and Detective Joseph Recarey risked their careers for the sake of the community they served.  That risk centered on a case in which they gathered evidence supporting allegations that a multi-millionaire suspect living in a $12.5 million mansion on Palm Beach's fashionable barrier island was trafficking in underage girls for sex.  That man was hedge fund manager Jeffrey Epstein.

FBI makes arrests in Puerto Rico corruption scandal, prompting calls for governor's ouster.  The FBI on Wednesday [7/10/2019] arrested two former senior officials who served in administration of Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló, leading the chair of the House committee that oversees Puerto Rico to call for the governor to step down.  The arrests also spurred concerns on Capitol Hill about the billions of dollars in aid that Congress has approved for the island.  The federal indictment says the former officials illegally directed federal funding to politically-connected contractors.  The arrests come about a month after Congress approved a controversial disaster aid bill that earmarked additional funding for Puerto Rico's recovery from Hurricane Maria in 2017, which were tied up in part because President Trump called Puerto Rico's officials "incompetent or corrupt."

Schumer suddenly decides Jeffrey Epstein's money is tainted.  Senator Chuck Schumer of New York has known since 2008 that Jeffrey Epstein was a sex offender, thanks to the plea bargain he reached in Florida that year.  But he was content to hold onto the multiple campaign donations that he received from the very same Jeffrey Epstein, as the New York Post reported: [...]

Are Prosecutors Finally Taking Down Accused Child Trafficker Jeffrey Epstein In An Effort To Get Trump?  Jeffrey Epstein had every reason to feel that his decades of seeming immunity would continue indefinitely when federal officials intercepted him on his way back from a trip to Paris.  He was finally arrested on sex trafficking charges in Teterboro Airport in New Jersey after disembarking from one of his private jets.  After he escaped justice for decades, parents of young girls have reason to hope for overdue justice for an operation court documents say recruited and sexually exploited children.  You might not have heard of Epstein, but you will likely know some of the powerful figures he called friends — names like Clinton, Trump, and the duke of York.  As noted by Business Insider, Epstein is a college dropout who tutored the son and possibly dated the daughter of the chairman of Bear Sterns.  Now reputed to be a billionaire, Business Insider described his path to wealth as "vague" and "murky."

Schumer got thousands in donations from Jeffrey Epstein.  Sen. Chuck Schumer — who called on Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta to resign and said President Trump should "answer" for his friendship with Jeffrey Epstein — accepted thousands of dollars in donations from the alleged pedophile throughout the 1990s, The [New York] Post has learned.  Federal Election Commission records show that Schumer received seven $1,000 donations from Epstein between 1992 and 1997, first as a US congressman from New York and then when he was vying to be the state's senator in 1998, an election he won.

Jeffrey Epstein's Lolita Express and the art of unequal justice.  Jeffrey Epstein's arrest on federal charges of sex trafficking minors has all the features of a tabloid extravaganza: money, sex, power, and serious crimes.  No one deserves the notoriety more.  The billionaire financier was already convicted of similar crimes in 2008 and received a very light sentence.  Epstein's plea bargain ended the earlier investigation before any of his friends were implicated.  That won't happen again.  The floodlights are on this one. [...] As blogger David Burge put it, 'It's always the billionaire convicted pedo with private Lolita Express jets to his own orgy island that you least expect.'  Droll but accurate.  How did the Department of Justice manage to miss this ongoing scandal for years?  The likely answer is that Epstein has lots of rich and powerful friends.

Jeffrey Epstein Should Cancel the Culture's Humbert Humberts.  Hugh Hefner fired up a flare lighting the way to an almost anything-goes view of female sexuality, and it reached its apex at the 2003 Oscars.  Under the regime of Hefnerism, conservative prudes and often the law stood charged with being uptight and repressive about sex involving girls just over or even under the age of consent.  That [Roman] Polanski became an exile from this country after his crime made him Hollywood's favorite martyr.  The Academy was eager to give him the Oscar both to showcase its view that he had been victimized by prudery and to dunk on conservatives.  Attendees didn't just applaud, they let out a mighty whoop of approval when Polanski's Oscar was announced by a smiling Harrison Ford.  Meryl Streep, Martin Scorsese, [Harvey] Weinstein, and others all jumped to their feet to participate in a chilling standing ovation.  Jack Nicholson, at whose house Polanski's assault took place, looked confused and joined in the applause, but remained seated.

Did someone mention Jeffrey Epstein?

Democrats Hid Gifts From A Notorious Foreign Meddler.  Six Democrats took an all-expenses paid trip paid for by the government of Qatar in December, but two of them did not disclose it, annual ethics forms reveal.  Democratic Reps.  Donald Norcross of New Jersey and Jim Himes of Connecticut did not report taking the trip to Doha, Qatar, on their mandatory disclosure forms, but Buzzfeed said they were there at the elaborate Doha Forum gathering in December.

Liberal Media Blackout:  Bill de Blasio's Wife Cannot Account for $850 Million Collected from Taxpayers.  The mainstream media in America can not be trusted, Period.  I noticed an article from The Daily Mail (UK) trending on Voat this evening and was shocked to learn that the story is actually months old, and not shocked to find that only a handful of conservative sites covered the story.  It seems that Mayor Bill de Blasio's wife (Chirlane McCray) headed a taxpayer funded project called ThriveNYC and now she can not, or will not, account for $850 million in taxpayer money.

Federal subpoena demands records on Andrew Gillum and his campaign for governor.  Andrew Gillum is a focal point of a recently issued federal grand jury subpoena that demands information on the former Democratic candidate for governor, his campaign, his political committee, a wealthy donor, a charity he worked for and a former employer.  The subpoena, obtained by the Tampa Bay Times and previously unreported, could reflect a new level of federal inquiry into Gillum, the former mayor of Tallahassee who narrowly lost to Republican Ron DeSantis last year.  Throughout his campaign last year, Gillum insisted he was not a target of a sprawling FBI investigation of Tallahassee City Hall, which has taken at least three years and resulted in three arrests.

Andrew Gillum hit with federal grand jury subpoena, report says.  A federal grand jury has issued a subpoena seeking information about Andrew Gillum's 2018 campaign for governor and his associates at non-profits he's worked for, according to a report from the Tampa Bay Times.  The Times obtained a copy of the subpoena, which asked for information on John Jackson, president and CEO of the Massachusetts-based Schott Foundation for Public Education, where Gillum was a board member until 2017; Opportunity to Learn Action Fund, where Gillum was president until at least 2017; Donald Sussman, who donated $1.5 million to Gillum's campaign; and Sharon Lettman-Hicks, CEO of the National Black Justice Commission, a black LGBTQ advocacy group.

FEC: Beto O'Rourke Funneled $110,000 in Campaign Funds to His Web Development Company.  Democrat 2020 presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke funneled roughly $110,000 in campaign money to a private web development company he and his wife owned at one time while he served as a congressman, according to FEC rules.  O'Rourke's campaign, Beto for Texas, donated money to Stanton Street Technology Group in several different election cycles.

Second Hassan Staffer Allegedly Helped Aide Steal Massive Amounts of Senate Data.  A second former aide to Sen. Maggie Hassan is implicated in former IT staffer Jackson Cosko's massive data-theft scheme that was ultimately used to "intimidate" Republican senators by "doxxing" them during a confirmation hearing for Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, prosecutors said.  Samantha G. DeForest-Davis, at the time a staff assistant to Hassan, was the aide who allegedly helped Cosko conduct his scheme, a source with knowledge of the situation told The Daily Caller News Foundation.  Court records show a case naming her has been opened, and the source confirmed it relates to her alleged role in the data theft.

Former Sen. Hassan Aide Stole Gigabytes Of 'High Value' Data.  A former IT aide to New Hampshire Democratic Sen. Maggie Hassan mounted an "extraordinarily extensive data-theft scheme" against the office, the culprit's plea agreement states.  The plot included the installation of tiny "keylogging" devices that picked up every keystroke.  Between July and October 2018, former IT aide Jackson Cosko worked with an unnamed accomplice, a then-current Hassan employee, who repeatedly lent him a key that he used to enter the office at night and who allegedly tried to destroy evidence for him.  Cosko accepted responsibility for the events revealed by federal prosecutors in court Friday [4/5/2019].

The joy of Left Privilege.  Karl Marx was right:  When you run the schools and the organs of propaganda you can do anything. [...] Here's only a partial list of Left-Privileged demagogues in today's America:
  [#1]   Without left privilege Hilllary would be in jail.
  [#2]   Sandy O is a complete creation of Left Privilege.  Every ignorant word she utters is treated as Holy Scripture... because of Left Privilege.
  [#3]   Obama and Michelle may be thinking of another eight years in the White House, because nobody can go after their misfeasance and malfeasance in office... since they've got L.P.
  [#4]   LP insists that the Robert Mueller investigation, which has wasted years of time and millions of taxpayer dollars to no useful result, is a "national treasure" that must be protected at all costs.
  [#5]   LP also protects and funds Peter Strzok, Lisa Page, Bruce and Nellie Ohr, James Comey, and Andrew McCabe, who ought to be doing hard time instead.

Obama WH counsel faces possible prosecution in Mueller-initiated probe.  Former Obama White House Counsel and Clinton-linked attorney Greg Craig may soon be charged by the Justice Department for engaging in illegal unregistered overseas lobbying, in a case initially probed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller — a development that would make him the first Democrat to face prosecution amid the long-running Russia investigation.  The case centers on lobbying work that Craig performed in 2012 for the Russian-backed president of Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovych, while Craig was a partner at the law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom.  Craig allegedly never registered as a foreign agent under a U.S. law known as the Foreign Agents Registration Act, or FARA, which requires lobbyists to declare publicly if they represent foreign leaders, governments or their political parties.

Long Before Ilhan Omar, Politicians Could Get Away With Murder As Long As They Were Democrats.  All my life I've watched with interest as the label "Democrat" has insulated individuals from reprehensible behavior.  Women who claim to care about women and their struggles as a sex rallied around Clinton for years, knowingly protecting a womanizer — and, more importantly, a man credibly accused of rape  — because he was a warrior in their crusade to continue killing the unborn.  My interest in politics emerged and blossomed when I was in my twenties.  At that time, two men sat in the Senate chamber whose pasts should have, and would have, prevented them from being elected to public office had they not had a (D) attached to their name.  I am speaking of former senator Ted Kennedy and former senator Robert Byrd.

So where is Nancy Pelosi's 'speedy' teen-molestation investigation of Rep. Tony Cardenas?  Democrats have always spoken with forked tongues on assorted #MeToo cases, calling for swift judgment on accused (and innocent) conservatives such as Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, while dragging their feet on allegations involving their own.  John Conyers, Keith Ellison, Al Franken, Bob Menendez — they all have had their #MeToo issues, as does the Virginia clown show crew, yet somehow Democrats aren't quite treated the way Republicans are.  And it's really obvious in the case of California Rep. Tony Cardenas, who's been credibly accused of drugging and molesting a teenage girl in his care and now is being sued for it in a California court.

Black leaders call for forgiveness, second chance for Northam.  "Redemption."  That word was used repeatedly as five black leaders from across Virginia gathered Monday urging state legislators to rescind statements calling for Gov. Ralph Northam's resignation following his blackface photo scandal.  On the steps of the Capitol, former Richmond City Council Member Henry "Chuck" Richardson read a prepared statement, saying that racial issues in the U.S. still permeate virtually every aspect of American life.

Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax employer puts him on leave after multiple sexual assault allegations.  Democratic Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax's employer placed him on leave pending investigation after two women levied allegations of sexual assault against the lieutenant governor.

The Democrats' Identity Meltdown.  Democrats need an identity-politics intervention.  Having unleashed race, gender, sexual orientation and class as the defining issues of American politics, these furies are now consuming their authors. [...] Every national Democrat of note is demanding that Virginia Governor Ralph Northam resign for appearing in blackface in 1984 and for offering different explanations for an offensive photo on his medical college yearbook page.  But Mr. Northam is refusing to go.

Progressives Bearing Gifts.  Governor Ralph Norman started off justifying infanticide in clinical vocabulary, an assurance with which his radical and generous Planned Parenthood donors would be pleased.  But then he was caught with college yearbook photos of a Klansman posing by a white buffoonish character in blackface.  Northam at once denied, then admitted, next hedged, and finally confirmed the entire story — only to bookend it by admitting that he once upon a long time ago also dressed up in black shoe polish to emulate Michael Jackson (who usually did his best to wear white makeup).  The lying-in-wait Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax, an ascendant African-American Democrat, seemed ready to take over from the sure to be Twitter-lynched Northam.  But then his own sudden fame prompted latent accusers to emerge. [...] The larger point, however, was simple:  a party that non-stop smears Trump as a sexual assaulter and racist seems incapable of dealing with alleged racists and sexual assaulters among its top state officials.

Virginia, a Dignified Disaster.  Virginia is a state that for historical reasons has always imagined its political institutions and leaders as possessed of special virtue.  Now they are known for uncommon vice.  With widespread demands for the resignations of both Gov. Ralph Northam, embroiled in controversy over a racist blackface photograph, and Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax, an African-American politician facing on-the-record allegations from two women accusing him of violent sexual assault, Virginia state government is facing a comprehensive meltdown.

Virginia official accused of rape will have to resign if allegations are true: governor.  Virginia's embattled governor insisted he would not resign over a racist yearbook photo, but said the state's lieutenant governor would have to step aside if sexual assault allegations against him were found to be true.

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That will give the governor a chance to appoint another Democrat to take his place when he resigns.

VA State Delegate Announces Plans to file Articles of Impeachment Against Fairfax.  A Democratic Virginia state delegate announced his intention to file articles of impeachment for Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax after a second woman came forward and accused him of sexual assault Friday evening [2/8/2019].

Virginia Madness Continues — Democrat Lawmakers [are] Demanding Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax Must Resign.  Virginia politics has twice circled back through crazy and now enters a bizarro hall of mirrors.  The #1 official, Governor Northam, and the #3 official, Attorney General Mark Herring, have admitted to wearing blackface.  The #2 official, Lt. Gov. Fairfax, who is black, is accused of rape.  It now looks like the two blackface white guys will hang on to office and the black guy accused of sexual assault will be removed.

Virginia Lt. Governor's accusers willing to testify at impeachment proceedings, attorneys say.  The two women accusing Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of sexual assault said they would be willing to testify at possible impeachment proceedings against the Democrat.  Attorneys for Vanessa Tyson and Meredith Watson released statements Saturday [2/9/2019] saying the women would testify against Fairfax, who has faced calls from members of his own party to resign.

The Ku Klux Krats.  The racist antics of Virginia governor Ralph Northam ought not to surprise anyone.  The Democratic Party has long been marinated in racist thinking. [...] The Democratic Party was even more deeply committed to racism against blacks, and the Ku Klux Klan was simply the terrorist wing of the Democratic Party, which drove Republicans out of the South and compelled blacks to join the Democratic Party, where they were denied the right to vote in primaries or participate in caucuses to choose the Democrat nominee for offices.  Blacks who gave in to this terrorism and became Democrats were said by disgusted black women to be "crossing the Jordan" and were referred to as "Uncle Tom," which is how that derogatory name from Uncle Tom's Cabin entered the American political lexicon.

'Monster' that Dems created at Kavanaugh hearings will 'devour them' with Fairfax allegations:  Marc Thiessen.  As Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax fights off allegations of sexual assault, American Enterprise Institute senior fellow Marc Thiessen insisted Friday that those accusations fail to match the allegations made last year against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.  The ongoing turmoil in Virginia took yet another turn Friday when Meredith Watson accused Fairfax of rape when they both attended Duke University in 2000.

Impeachment ahead for Fairfax if he doesn't resign by Monday, Virginia Democrat warns.  Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax was faced with the threat of impeachment proceedings just hours after a second woman accused the Democrat of sexual assault.  Patrick Hope, a fellow Democrat and member of the Virginia House of Delegates, announced Friday [2/8/2019] that he intends to introduce articles of impeachment against Fairfax unless he resigns by Monday [2/11/2019].  "On Monday, I will be introducing articles of impeachment for Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax if he has not resigned before then," Hope wrote on Twitter.

Democrats mute calls for Va. resignations with power at risk.  Prominent Democrats came down hard on Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam after he apologized for a racist photo.  But they were quieter as two more scandals — one involving race, another a sexual assault allegation — rocked Virginia's statehouse.

Florida Commission Finds Probable Cause to Investigate Gillum for Ethics Violations.  A Florida ethics commission announced Friday [1/25/2019] that there is sufficient evidence to proceed with an investigation into former Tallahassee mayor and Democratic gubernatorial nominee Andrew Gillum's decision to accept gifts while on a trip with a local lobbyist in 2016. [...] Erwin Jackson, the Tallahassee businessman who filed the complaint against Gillum, told reporters that the commission found probable cause to investigate five out of six possible ethics violations, according to the Tampa Bay Times.

Democrat Abigail Spanberger Worked at 'Terror High,' Which Promoted Violence Against Non-Muslims.  Democrat Abigail Spanberger, running against Rep. Dave Brat (R-VA) in Virginia's Seventh District, worked at a Saudi Arabia-owned school known as "terror high," which had a curriculum that included the promotion of violence against non-Muslims.  Spanberger worked at the Islamic Saudi Academy, funded by the government of Saudi Arabia, between 2002 and 2003 after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

Andrew Gillum's Family Under Investigation; May Have Engaged in Voter Fraud.  Less than a year before gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum publicly denounced President Donald Trump's efforts to investigate the threat of voter fraud, Gillum's brother, Marcus Gillum, voted in the 2016 general election in Tallahassee, Florida while a resident of Chicago, Illinois.  According to Florida law, you must be a legal resident in Florida to vote in elections.  Casting an illegal vote in Florida is a third-degree felony.

The Democrats' Nomination Contest Promises Great Fun for Conservatives.  This may be the election cycle where we watch identity politics destroy itself live on stage. [...] The Democrats' dramatis personae is a veritable list of timebombs ready to explode and offend the hypersensitive liberal dispensation.  The list of charges:  Joe Biden's rakish hands; Beto O'Rourke's campaign staffer's rape accusation; Elizabeth Warren's appropriation of a minority identity; the recently uncovered sexual harassment settlement of one of Kamala Harris's top aides; multiple sexual harassment allegations on Bernie Sanders's 2016 campaign; Cory Booker admitting to once groping a blotto girl; Kirsten Gillibrand railroading Al Franken out of the Senate; Julián Castro palming off delinquent mortgages to Wall Street hedge funds.  Then there's any Democrat who did so much as accept a handshake from Bill Clinton.  No Democrats who wants to win are going to ignore the baggage strapped to their competitors, especially when the TV cameras are rolling.

Gillette Conveniently Overlooked the Real Toxic Masculinity.  Start with a former president, Bill Clinton, credibly accused of rape, impeached over perjury about sexual harassment, and carrying on an affair with a young White House intern.  Or his predecessor John Kennedy, with a string of affairs while president.  Perfect examples of the "sexual aggression" in the Urban Dictionary definition.  Across town in Congress we have former Senator Al Franken, caught on film moving to grope a sleeping comely female.  John Conyers resigned after reports surfaced of him attending staff meetings in his underwear.  Former Congressman Anthony Weiner was chatting and sending selfies of his private parts to an underage girl, using the same laptop which contained thousands of classified emails belonging to his wife's boss, the Secretary of State.  Keith Ellison, former Congressman, now Minnesota's Attorney General, was credibly accused of beating up his ex-girlfriend.

The Democrats' Blueprint for Impeachment.  Democrats colluding with Russians is an old story, though the Russians have usually been communists and I guess you would have expected Democrats to collude with communists in years gone by. [...] More recently, a Democratic president was caught on a live mike telling Russian President Dmitry Medvedev that "I'll have more flexibility after the election" to handle contentious issues such as missile defense.  Is this not collusion?  But President Obama was not telling a joke.  He was serious.

Twenty Things You Probably Didn't Know about Kamala Harris.  [#17] Late last year, Los Angeles city officials asked why "armed, plain-clothes LAPD officers were dispatched to California cities outside of Los Angeles at least a dozen times to provide security for U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris at public events."  LAPD officers traveled with Harris to San Francisco, Sacramento, Fresno, and San Diego.  Los Angeles taxpayers covered about $28,000 of the cost for airline tickets, hotel stays, car rentals, and meals in an arrangement that retired law-enforcement officers called "unprecedented."

Here Are The Six Most Corrupt Congressmen Of 2018, According To A Watchdog Group.  A conservative-leaning watchdog group says House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell are the biggest congressional scofflaws of 2018, for their anemic handling of the settlement slush fund that used an unlimited pot of taxpayer money to pay off congressional staff in exchange for signing legal papers barring them from taking public their claims of sexual harassment and other mistreatment by their congressional employers.  Congress members briefly claimed to be shocked at the victim-gagging slush fund when the media reported on it, but in reality, members of both parties in the House's leadership oversaw it for years.

Meet The Candidate Suing Debbie Wasserman-Schultz For Election Fraud.  Tim Canova, the independent challenger to Debbie Wasserman-Schultz in her 2018 re-election race in Florida, is suing the former DNC chairwoman for election fraud.  Canova joins us to discuss the evidence that he has compiled that the vote count was rigged, and talks about what the future might hold for Broward County.  One thing is clear:  Tim Canova is a brave man.

Why won't the AG even look into Al Sharpton's latest dubious deal?  Why isn't state Attorney General Barbara Underwood looking into that bizarre $531,000 payment to the Rev. Al Sharpton by his own nonprofit for his "life story"?  Tax and film-industry experts contacted by The [New York] Post all raised their eyebrows after learning the details.  And Sharpton's long history of dubious fiscal management and hefty tax liens — not to mention two mysterious fires that conveniently consumed his financial records — doesn't exactly inspire confidence that all this is on the up and up.

Reveal the Congressional Hush Fund Hypocrites.  Which is worse: candidate, businessman, and then still private citizen Donald Trump using his own money to make what Hillary Clinton might call "bimbo eruptions" go away to protect his brand and himself from personal embarrassment, or Congress using taxpayer money in a slush fund to pay off those sexually harassed by sitting officeholders?

Dem Rep. Paid Sister's Firm Nearly $200,000 From Campaign Funds During Midterms.  A Democratic representative disbursed nearly $200,000 from his campaign funds to a law firm that is owned by his sister throughout the 2018 election cycle, according to a review of Federal Election Commission filings.  Rep. William Lacy Clay Jr. (D., Mo.) made the payments from his campaign committee, Clay Jr. for Congress, to the Law Office of Michelle C. Clay, LLC, a law firm owned by his sister, Michelle, that does not have a website and whose address appears to be a residential home in Silver Spring, Md., just outside of Washington, D.C.  The first payment to the firm this past cycle was in the amount of $9,000 and was made on Jan. 4, 2017, for professional services fees including fundraising and compliance.  In addition to the fundraising and compliance services, the payments to Michelle Clay's firm were marked for community organizing, legal counsel, and record keeping.

Kamala Harris, taking 'I don't recall' to new heights.  MeToo loudmouth and Bay Area Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Kamala Harris of California has gotten herself into yet another scrap, this one claiming she knew nothing about a $400,000 payoff for a sexual harassment case brought on by one of her top staffers.  How very ironic, given how she stuck it to spotless Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh over sex harassment phony claims during his confirmation hearings and tried to make herself the figurehead for being sterling tough against sex harassment.  The hypocrisy is thick.

Harris: Totally unaware of $400K settlement for harassment, retaliation involving longtime senior staffer?  Kamala Harris lost a key aide yesterday, but may have more problems retaining her credibility.  Larry Wallace worked for Harris during her time as California's attorney general as well as in her Senate office as a senior advisor.  Between those two jobs, his assistant filed a complaint over sexual harassment and retaliation for Wallace's actions during the transition.  The state of California quietly paid $400,000 to settle the lawsuit, but it didn't stay quiet permanently.  The Sacramento Bee reported it yesterday afternoon [12/5/2018].

Top Kamala Harris Aide Resigns After $400K Harassment Settlement Surfaces.  A senior adviser for Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) reportedly resigned on Wednesday evening [12/5/2018] after the Sacramento Bee "inquired about a $400,000 harassment and retaliation settlement resulting from his time working for Harris at the California Department of Justice."  Larry Wallace, the top Harris staffer who resigned, reportedly "served as the director of the Division of Law Enforcement" at the California Department of Justice while Harris was the Golden State's attorney general in 2016.  Harris reportedly then hired Wallace to be a senior adviser in her Sacramento Senate office.

Another Turbulent Week with Some Big Mysteries.  While the President was out of the country the FBI raided the office of Chicago Alderman Ed Burke, a guy who controlled the city and state finances.  The Feds ordered everyone to leave, placed brown paper over the doors and went through the files in Burke's office.  Is this Trump striking back?  Is Obama's cover coming undone?  The Chicago field office offered no comment.  It's not clear they were even in the loop respecting this raid.

Federal agents show up at Ald. Ed Burke's City Hall office, paper over windows.  Federal agents showed up unannounced at the City Hall office of Finance Committee Chairman Ed Burke, kicked everyone out and papered over the windows Thursday morning.  The exact nature of their visit was not known, but Ald. Burke (14th) has dodged dozens of federal investigations over five decades in Chicago politics.  A source told the Sun-Times the raids were in response to new allegations, and not prompted by any past controversies that have swirled around Burke.

Dem wanting social media scrutiny for gun-license applicants has violent, tax-delinquent past: reports.  Be careful what you tweet, if you hope to someday lawfully own a firearm in New York state.  A Democratic state lawmaker from Brooklyn has submitted a bill calling for all gun-license applicants to let the government review their social media posts going back three years and their internet searches going back one year.  Investigators would then look "any good cause for the denial of a license," such as racial slurs, threats of violence and terrorism-related posts.  But the bill's sponsor, state Sen. Kevin Parker, has a history of his own legal skirmishes.

Top California Democrat takes leave of absence amid inquiry into sexual misconduct allegations.  The California Democratic Party announced Monday [11/26/2018] that chairman Eric Bauman will take a leave of absence until an outside investigation concludes examining allegations of sexual misconduct against him.  The decision was made after Bauman used the "the holiday weekend to consider the most constructive path forward for the work of the California Democratic Party," according to California Democratic Party spokesperson Mike Roth.

The New Crooked Congressional Black Caucus.  In the last decade, every single House Democrat sent to prison for financial crimes was a Congressional Black Caucus member.  In the last twenty years, it's been over 80%.  After the midterms, the CBC has grown past a record 50 members.  But that doesn't mean it's getting better.  Power makes it worse.  Rep. Ilhan Omar is the most famous freshman member of the CBC in the 116th Congress.  The CBC's PAC boasted that she is "the first Somali-American and first Muslim woman elected to Congress".  She's also the first member of Congress who had to deny being married to her brother.  As historical "firsts" go, alleged incest in the House is far more historic than being an immigrant from a failed state and then crawling into Congress on the strength of the Ellison voters in Little Mogadishu.  Omar has denied being married to her brother, even though evidence suggests that she was.  A complaint was even filed accusing Omar of abusing taxpayer money to divorce her own brother.

Cindy Hyde-Smith and the Media Lynch Mob.  Every election cycle the legacy media accuse any and all southern Republicans of reviving Jim Crow, while studiously ignoring the inconvenient fact that it was the Democrats who presided over the era of racial segregation.  During the recent midterms, for example, they dubbed Illinois native Rick Scott, "Florida's Jim Crow governor."  In Georgia, they claimed without evidence that GOP gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp had suppressed the black vote while secretary of state.  And now the media lynch mob has gone to Mississippi, where they hope to string up GOP Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith for transparently meritless and frivolous charges.  Hyde-Smith was Mississippi Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce when appointed last March by Governor Phil Bryant to replace ailing U.S. Senator Thad Cochran.  She is now defending that seat against Clinton crony Mike Espy.  The media have devoted little coverage to Espy's ouster for corruption from his position as Agriculture Secretary, and even less to his lobbying efforts on behalf of war criminal Laurent Gbagbo.  They have found plenty of space for a 1975 photo in Hyde-Smith's high school year book, her visit to a Mississippi historical site, and a semi-audible video in which she allegedly discusses voter suppression.

Former Senior Ohio Lawmaker Arrested for Murder of His Estranged Wife, Media Plays 'Guess the Political Party'.  A former senior Ohio lawmaker who had served as assistant minority whip in the Ohio legislature was arrested this past weekend for the murder of his estranged wife.  He had previously served nine months in state prison for assaulting her in 2014 while a common pleas judge in Cuyahoga County — a position he had been appointed to by then-Gov. Ted Strickland (D).  But would you ever know that Lance Mason was a Democrat?  Not if you relied on the media reporting.

Democrat Losers:  Undignified and Dangerous.  For Democrats like [Florida Senator Bill] Nelson, the Kennedy era represents the good old days when Republicans were disinclined to draw attention to Democrat fraud.  When, for example, Kennedy "won" the 1960 presidential election with a little extra help from corrupt Illinois and Texas Democrats, the Republican who actually received the most legitimate votes refused to contest his loss because it would have undermined voter confidence in the system.  That gentleman, his name was Nixon, was by no means perfect.  He did, however, understand that some things are more important than winning or losing.

Crooks And Communists Fight to Lead House Democratic Caucus.  The chair of the Democratic Caucus is one of those influential positions that nobody thinks twice about.  In 2016, Rep. Linda Sanchez got to be the vice-chair of the Democratic Caucus and her appointment was touted as an identity politics first.  To get the job, Rep. Sanchez had to beat out Rep. Barbara Lee, an admirer of murderous Communist dictator Fidel Castro.  And Sanchez only beat out Lee by two votes.  Together with sister, Loretta Sanchez, who had warned, "the Vietnamese and the Republicans are... trying to take this seat", the Sanchez sisters were also the only disgraceful sister duo in the House.  Rep. Sanchez had set her sights on serving as the chair of the Democratic Caucus, a position formerly held by luminaries like Senator Bob Menendez, Rep. John Larson, Mayor Rahm Emanuel, and Dan Rostenkowski, sent to prison for mail fraud.  But then her husband was indicted on corruption charges.  Sanchez announced that she was dropping out of the contest to due to "an unexpected family matter."

Never Forget:  Whistleblower Investigating Fraud in Broward County Shot Himself in the Head — But No Gun Was Found.  A federal prosecutor's body was discovered on a Hollywood, Florida beach in May 2017.  Beranton J. Whisenant, Jr. was handling several visa and passport fraud cases in Debbie Wasserman Schultz's district in Broward County at the time of his death.

Dead Men Tell No Tales in Broward County: 3 Recent Whistleblowers Who Ended Up DEAD.  Controversies arise regularly in Debbie Wasserman Schultz's 23rd district and those who seek justice sometimes meet an untimely demise.  Below are the stories of 3 men who dared challenge the establishment and soon after paid with their lives.

When People Wonder Why Broward County, Florida Is Allowed To Be So Corrupt Show Them This.  More and more are asking why the Broward County Elections Office, which has amassed numerous legal rulings against them both past and present, is allowed to continue largely unimpeded by any real oversight.  Well, there are places in the United States where government corruption is part of a community's DNA:  Detroit, Chicago, Austin, Sacramento, Baltimore, etc., and yes, Broward County, Florida.  All of these examples and more are afforded protection from on high from the masters of the anti-American Progressive movement so long as they do one thing — help Democrats to win elections.

Rep. Linda Sanchez's husband indicted for corruption.  The U.S. attorney in New Haven, Connecticut announced that a federal grand jury has returned two indictments charging five people with the theft of federal funds.  One if the individuals charged is James Sullivan, who is married to California Democratic Rep. Linda Sanchez.  According to a government release, the U.S. attorney alleges that the defendants conspired to misuse an account that held funds provided by federal grants to the Connecticut Municipal Electric Energy Corporation (CMEEC), a public corporation that allows municipal electric utilities in Connecticut to provide electricity.

Sen. Menendez wins re-election amid corruption allegations.  New Jersey voters held their noses Tuesday [11/6/2018] and re-elected corruption-plagued Democratic US Sen. Bob Menendez.  In one of the most brutal and closely watched races of the season, Menendez beat out retired millionaire pharma exec and former Trump delegate Bob Hugin, who had faced an uphill battle for the seat despite his foe's ethically challenged past.  The state has not elected a Republican to the Senate since 1972.

Will the DOJ Go After the Beto Campaign for Diverting Campaign Funds to the Caravan?  The Department of Justice has developed a reputation for targeting Republican politicians through election laws.  Republicans are often sent to prison, while Democrats frequently get nothing more than a fine.  Even though a Republican president is in power, with his appointee Jeff Sessions heading up the DOJ, the Deep State is entrenched in the agency, continuing to target Republicans.  But this is finally all coming to light, as Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team zealously goes after those connected to President Trump.  Last week, Project Veritas caught staffers on the campaign of Beto O'Rourke, who is running against Ted Cruz for Senate, on video saying the campaign spent money on supplies for the caravan of people from Central America headed to the U.S.  This is a clear violation of law.  But will the campaign be prosecuted?

Secretary of State's office:  Investigation underway into failed hack by Democratic Party of Georgia.  The Georgia Secretary of State's Office says it is investigating a failed attempt to hack the state's voter registration system by the Democratic Party of Georgia, the office said in a news release.  The state has not said what evidence they have that a hack occurred.  "While we cannot comment on the specifics of an ongoing investigation, I can confirm that the Democratic Party of Georgia is under investigation for possible cyber crimes," said secretary of state office press secretary Candice Broce.  "We can also confirm that no personal data was breached and our system remains secure."

Beto O'Rourke's Campaign Self-Destructs.  In just the last three weeks, Democratic candidates for office, such as Tennessee Senate candidate Phil Bredesen, Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill, North Dakota Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, Arizona Senate candidate Krysten Sinema, Florida Governor candidate Andrew Gillum, Virginia House candidate Abigail Spanberger, had undercover journalists who were embedded within their campaigns release highly damaging videos.  The videos show campaign staff and sometimes the candidates themselves lying about their real positions on key issues, openly discussing how they have to lie about their progressive views in order to trick voters into supporting them.  And now with it's latest video expose, Project Veritas has uncovered potentially illegal activity as well as the usual politically motivated lies.  On the night of Thursday, Nov. 1, O'Keefe posted a new video made by one of his undercover reporters that allegedly showed top staff members of the O'Rourke campaign discussing using donated campaign funds to aid recently arrived illegal migrants from Honduras and hiding it from the Federal Election Commission (FEC) by claiming the money went to fund campaign Halloween events and other expenses.

New Jersey should vote out corrupt Menendez.  For the first time since 1972, New Jersey Republicans find themselves with a real chance to elect a US senator — and rightly so, since incumbent Bob Menendez stands exposed as blatantly corrupt.  Which is why The Post is happy to endorses GOP challenger Bob Hugin.  Hugin probably wouldn't stand much chance in deep-blue Jersey.  But Menendez has richly earned his massive unpopularity with Garden State voters.  Hugin promises New Jersey "a senator we can be proud of."  And Menendez is anything but that — simply put, he's an embarrassment.

Say no to re-electing crooks.  For a liberal Democrat and a conservative Republican, Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez and New York Rep. Chris Collins have a lot in common — namely, huge ethical problems that they're hoping the voters will ignore for the sake of ideology.  Menendez's corruption is indisputable:  He took six-figures gifts and donations from his "friend," Dr. Salomon Melgen — and in exchange intervened with federal regulators who were trying to stop Melgen's Medicare fraud.  He also arranged visas for a host of the doctor's "girlfriends."

Democrat Andrew Gillum Billed FBI Undercover Agent $4,386 For Fundraiser, Never Disclosed In Finance Reports.  The Andrew Gillum campaign continues to implode, now with reports that he failed to disclose $4,386 of an "in kind contribution" made by an undercover FBI agent who had been investigating the campaign.  Campaign finance laws require all candidates to report all campaign contributions and expenditures to be listed with the state disclosure portal.  While there's usually a 30 day window to file these reports, the FBI agent's contribution is from 2016.

Records show FBI agents gave Andrew Gillum tickets to 'Hamilton' in 2016.  Undercover FBI agents paid for Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum's hotel room and his ticket to the Broadway musical Hamilton during a 2016 trip to New York City, according to a bombshell trove of records that raises new questions two weeks before the Nov. 6 election for Florida governor.  Among the records released Tuesday [10/23/2018]:  photos, a video and dozens of text messages between Gillum, who is the Democratic nominee for governor, former lobbyist Adam Corey and an undercover FBI agent.  They appear to contradict Gillum's explanation for the expenses, which have been made an major issue by his Republican rival, Ron DeSantis.  Gillum's campaign has maintained — and continued to do so Tuesday after the records were released — that Gillum's brother, Marcus, handed him the ticket the night of the show.  But text messages at the time of the trip show Gillum was told the tickets came from "Mike Miller," an FBI agent looking into city corruption who was posing as a developer.

Where does Andrew Gillum go from here?  Tuesday's [10/23/2018] release of private emails and text messages by a former friend detailing the mayor's trips to Central America with lobbyists and to New York with federal investigators couldn't have come at a worse time for Gillum.

Senator Cory Booker Accused of Sexual Assault by Gay Man.  A gay man who describes himself as a liberal Democrat is accusing New Jersey Senator Cory Booker of sexually assaulting him in 2014.  Booker is considered a leading contender for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020.  The man, who wishes to remain anonymous for now, penned a lengthy open letter that was posted on Twitter.  In the letter he describes the assault that occurred in a bathroom following a meeting at his workplace, where the two met.

Victim Details Accusations of Sexual Assault by U.S. Senator Corey Booker.  In a rather remarkable and detailed anonymous posting on social media a man details his encounter with New Jersey Senator Corey Booker, and how Booker sexually assaulted him in a restroom.  According to the victim he reached out to #MeToo champion Ronan Farrow who has done little — so far — to support him.

Andrew Gillum's Family Under Investigation; May Have Engaged in Voter Fraud.  Less than a year before gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum publicly denounced President Donald Trump's efforts to investigate the threat of voter fraud, Gillum's brother, Marcus Gillum, voted in the 2016 general election in Tallahassee, Florida while a resident of Chicago, Illinois.  According to Florida law, you must be a legal resident in Florida to vote in elections.  Casting an illegal vote in Florida is a third-degree felony.

Texas Democrats [are] asking non-citizens to vote.  The Public Interest Legal Foundation has alerted the Justice Department to a gambit by Texas Democrats to get non-citizens to vote.  The state party sent out a voter registration form asking non-citizens to sign up, with the citizenship box already checked "yes." [...] This is an open invitation for voter fraud on a large scale, and the way the Democrats went about it defies belief: [...] How many other state Democratic Parties send out similar requests to non-citizens and haven't been caught?  Are we to believe that one party in one state came up with this idea all on its own?

Texas Dems ask noncitizens to register to vote, send applications with citizenship box pre-checked.  The Texas Democratic Party asked non-citizens to register to vote, sending out applications to immigrants with the box citizenship already checked "Yes," according to new complaints filed Thursday asking prosecutors to see what laws may have been broken.  The Public Interest Legal Foundation alerted district attorneys and the federal Justice Department to the pre-checked applications, and also included a signed affidavit from a man who said some of his relatives, who aren't citizens, received the mailing.  "This is how the Texas Democratic Party is inviting foreign influence in an election in a federal election cycle," said Logan Churchwell, spokesman for the PILF, a group that's made its mark policing states' voter registration practices.

McCaskill Scandal.  How about the scandal involving Sen. Claire McCaskill's husband, who's been accused of using a federal program intended to help the poor to enrich himself in the 10 years since McCaskill joined the Senate?  McCaskill is in a tight race in Missouri against challenger Josh Hawley, in a year when control of the Senate is up for grabs.  So, a juicy scandal like this would normally be irresistible to reporters.  Except McCaskill is a Democrat.  And as the MRC found, this story got zero coverage on the big three networks.  Then there's the scandal involving a former staffer for Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, who was arrested and charged with several felonies, after he disclosed personal information on Republican Senators on the Judiciary Committee during the Kavanaugh hearings.  The networks completely ignored this story.

Manchin's luxury yacht may be investigated.  The Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust asked the Senate ethics committee to investigate Democratic Senator Joe Manchin for failing to disclose his ownership of a limited liability company that holds a $700,000 yacht he lives on while he is in Washington.  If the committee takes up the complaint, Manchin will be the first West Virginian in Congress to be investigated for ethics violations in eight years.

More Bribery:  Kamala Harris hands $400,000 to Heidi Heitkamp.  Democratic senator Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota went against her own voters' sentiment, which supported Judge Brett Kavanaugh for Supreme Court by about 60%; voted against the man in a bid to sink his confirmation; and suddenly found herself with a flood of campaign cash, courtesy of Sen. Kamala Harris, who raised her a $400,000 payday.

Oregon Governor Busted By Undercover Video.  Oregon Democrat Governor Kate Brown's Facebook page is claiming that the liberal administrator's former campaign manager is "not a credible source," following an undercover video released by Project Veritas Action Fund, exposing alleged graft and corruption in her office.  Michael Kolenc ran Brown's campaign in 2016, and claimed criminal acts against her.  Conservative Daily Post asked the Governor's staff to confirm that 'unofficial comments' on the Facebook page asserting that her former campaign manager is "not a reliable source" is the only defense the Governor is offering, to the allegations which could cost her the election or her freedom.  There was no response at first, but they finally added that they 'couldn't respond.'  Kolenc was captured on tape candidly discussing his relationship with the Governor's office.  The first potential violation of state law he mentioned was focused on the "direction and use of government personnel," as reported by Veritas.

Is there even a single decent Democrat in Congress?  Now we know for sure.  There is not a single decent person among the Democrats in Congress.  Because not one Democrat has had the fortitude to stand up and admit that what they are doing to Judge Brett Kavanaugh is obscene and grossly indecent, we must admit that there is not one of them with the moral sense to know that destroying a man for politics is wrong.  It's not only wrong, but depraved.  Not one Democrat member of the Senate, not one in the House.  Those on the Judiciary Committee are particularly venal.  Not one among the 95% of the leftist media has come to Kavanaugh's defense.  Instead, they too are on a mission to ruin his life and keep him off the Supreme Court.  They do not report the many inconsistencies in Christine Blasey Ford's vague account of her alleged encounter that effectively render it a lie.  NBC never even mentioned Rachel Mitchell's report because it so seriously undermines Ford's narrative.  It is doubtful there ever was such an incident.

People are starting to recall that time Chuck Schumer called a flight attendant a [nasty name].  Before Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer transformed into a #BelieveAllWomen activist who believes that anyone who questions a woman's claims — no matter how unsubstantiated those claims might be — is a sexist and misogynist, he used to be, well, an actual sexist and misogynist.  Case in point:  Guess how Schumer responded nine years ago when a U.S. Airways flight attendant politely asked him and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand to discontinue their phone calls so the flight could take off.

Report: The Dem Staffer Arrested Doxxing Republican Senators Wasn't An Intern.  A Democratic staffer arrested last week on charges that he revealed the personal information of several Republican Senate Judiciary Committee members was not an "intern" for Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX), as originally reported.  The 27-year-old career staffer, Jackson Cosko, was, instead, reportedly a "fellow" paid by an "outside institution" who served as a primary adviser in Lee's Congressional office.  According to the Tennessee Star, "[w]hile [Lee] claims Cosko was an 'unpaid intern' in her office, the Washington Post reports that Cosko was actually a 'fellow.'  This was confirmed by Cosko's lawyer, who said his client was a 'fellow' in Jackson-Lee's office and that he was being paid by an 'outside institution.'"

Capitol Police Arrest 27-Year-Old Democrat Staffer Jackson Cosko For Doxxing 3 GOP Senators.  Capitol Police arrested v27-year-old Jackson Cosko of DC for "allegedly posted private, identifying information (doxxing) about one or more United States Senators."  Many Republicans on the Senate Judiciary had their home addresses and phone numbers published on their Wikipedia pages last Thursday [10/4/2018].  Shortly after Lindsey Graham went off on Senate Democrats for destroying Kavanaugh's life in order to derail his confirmation, Republicans were doxxed.  The victims included Republican Senators Mike Lee, Orrin Hatch of Utah and Lindsey Graham, reported the Washington Times.

Intern for Democratic congresswoman arrested for 'doxxing' GOP senators.  An intern for Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, has been arrested for posting personal information of Republican senators on the Internet, Capitol Police said Wednesday [10/3/2018].  Jackson Cosko, 27, faces charges of making public restricted personal information; witness tampering; threats in interstate communications; unauthorized access of a government computer; identity theft; second-degree burglary; and unlawful entry.

Sheila Jackson Lee's Intern Arrested For Posting GOP Senators Private Info Online.  The Congressional intern that was behind the doxxing of several GOP Senators has been revealed.  And looky-looky, it was a long-time Democrat intern.  Who could have guessed?  Jackson Cosko, 27, an unpaid intern for Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX), has been hit with several charges relating to the publishing of private information like home addresses and phone numbers on the Wikipedia pages of three Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee, Senators Lindsey 'Actually Spartacus' Graham (R-SC), Mike Lee (R-UT), and Orrin Hatch (R-UT). It is unclear if Cosko was involved in revealing the information of all the Senators, but the charges are related to 'at least one' of them.

Cosko Is Not An Unpaid Intern.  Capitol Police on October 3 arrested 27-year old congressional staffer Jackson Cosko for posting on Wikipedia the private addresses of three members of the Senate Judiciary Committee — what's known as "doxxing" (a word derived from the shorthand for "document").  Cosko is facing serious charges that include illegally posting private information of public figures, witness tampering, threats, identity theft, and unlawful entry.  In the mainstream media, Cosko is being portrayed as a hapless overzealous intern who didn't even have the smarts to cover up his criminal act.  His former boss — Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee (D-Texas) has denied she knew anything about Cosko's activities.  In a press conference held this week, Jackson-Lee explained that she fired Cosko and is cooperating with officials investigating the crimes. (Interestingly, cameras recorded Jackson-Lee passing an envelope to Christine Blasey Ford's lawyer just before her testimony got underway.)

Staffer who 'doxed' GOP senators faces nearly 50 years in federal prison.  The former Democratic congressional staffer who posted personal information about Republican senators online faces nearly 50 years in prison.  Jackson Cosko, a 27-year-old Washington, D.C., resident, was arrested Wednesday [10/3/2018] by U.S. Capitol Police when he was caught sneaking into the offices of Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., after 10 p.m.  Tuesday and using an aide's computer and log-in.  He was charged with five federal offenses: making public restricted personal information, making threats in interstate commerce, unauthorized access of a government computer, identity theft, and witness tampering.

Police: Staffer accused of 'doxxing' senators caught after sneaking into Sen. Maggie Hassan's office.  Jackson Cosko, the Democratic staffer accused of "doxxing" Republican senators during the Kavanaugh confirmation fight, was caught after he sneaked into a Senate Democrat's office earlier this week and tried to use one of their computers, police said in an affidavit made public Thursday [10/4/2018].  Mr. Cosko, 27, now stands accused of a number of federal and local crimes after police say he posted personal addresses and telephone numbers of senators to their Wikipedia pages over the last couple of weeks.  He appeared for an initial hearing in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., and was ordered detained until a hearing Tuesday.

Kavanaugh Drank Beer?  He Can't Hold a Candle to Obama's Pot and Cocaine Use.  While liberals express outrage over the fact that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh drank beer — reportedly sometimes to excess — in high school and college, they and the leftist media have largely ignored the extensive partying of former President Barack Obama, who has confessed to heavy pot smoking and cocaine use in high school and college.  Given the drinking limits being set retroactively for Kavanaugh by his leftist critics and arguments therefrom that he is not suited for the high court, it is reasonable to conclude that Barack Obama's extensive illegal drug use would preclude him from a seat on the Supreme Court, or on any federal bench.  Revelations of Obama's partying and drug use are presented in the book Dreams From My Father:  A Story of Race and Inheritance by Barack Obama and in the New York Times bestseller Rising Star:  The Making of Barack Obama by Pulitzer Prize-winning author David J. Garrow.

Fight Together or Fall Apart.  [Scroll down]  The Democrats could not defeat Brett Kavanaugh on the merits, because for all practical purposes he is unimpeachable as a candidate, so they must manufacture fake accusations and go back to his high school years to divine a weakness of character not inherent in his history but magically ascertainable from the fact that he likes beer and acted as a teenager when he was a teenager.  The ones who climb the wall of justice and probity to ascertain Kavanaugh's fate include:  A woman who had a Chinese spy working for her for twenty years; a man who lied about serving in Vietnam; a guy who readily admits that at 17, he committed the very same crime they collectively were accusing Kavanaugh of (and who has a make-believe friend named T-Bone; a woman who began her political career by having an affair with Willie Brown; and a woman who, echoing rape apologists of the past, thinks men should "shut up" and take it.  Yet, Feinstein, Blumenthal, Booker, and Harris serve on the Senate Judiciary Committee with little appreciation for irony and a total lack of shame.  The rest of the party is no better; the documented offenses too many to list.

Beto O'Rourke Will Not Get the Kavanaugh Treatment.  We await the next shoe to drop in the Judge Kavanaugh saga.  Rest assured that if there's a rumor that, in third grade, young Brett yanked on the ponytails of the girl in the second row (war on women!), the New York Times, NBC News, and phalanxes of their journalistic colleagues will be all over it.  Meanwhile, Representative Beto O'Rourke had a pair of felony arrests in his mid-to-late 20s, including a reckless drunk-driving incident in which he crashed into a car and allegedly tried to flee from the scene.  The cases appear to have mysteriously disappeared without serious prosecution, notwithstanding that O'Rourke continues to deny basic facts outlined in at least one police report.  So, what really happened?  We don't know.  See, Representative O'Rourke is a Democrat.  Not just that.  O'Rourke is the Democrat running for a Senate seat against Ted Cruz, the Republican incumbent who is a favorite of grass-roots conservatives.

Beto O'Rourke's false claim that he did not try to leave the scene of a DWI.  During a debate with his rival, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), O'Rourke was asked pointblank about a drunk-driving incident when he was 26 years old:  Did he try to leave the scene of the accident?  The House Chronicle and San Antonio Express-News had recently obtained the police reports of the incident and reported he had done so. [...] O'Rourke's assertion that he did not try to leave the scene of the accident, however, is disputed by the police records.  So that's worthy of a fact check.

Beto O'Rourke Denies Trying to Flee Scene of Drunken Car Crash, Challenging Police Reports.  Democratic Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke during Friday night's debate denied trying to flee the scene of a 1998 drunken car crash, despite police reports to the contrary.  Police reports published by the Houston Chronicle on Aug. 30 show that the witness who called 9-1-1 told officers that O'Rourke "attempted to leave the scene" after losing control of his car and hitting a truck.  The witness "then turned on his over head lights to warn oncoming traffic and to try to get [O'Rourke] to stop," the responding officer wrote.  O'Rourke, who is running against Republican Sen. Ted Cruz, was asked about the Chronicle's report during the debate at Southern Methodist University.

Ellison grilled over abuse allegations in Minnesota AG debate.  Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison was grilled Friday [9/21/2018] during a televised debate over allegations of domestic abuse, an issue that has dogged his run for Minnesota attorney general despite drawing scant national coverage.  Republican candidate Doug Wardlow cited the accounts by Amy Alexander and Karen Monahan, both of whom have accused Mr. Ellison of becoming physical after losing his temper, which he has denied.  "I think two credible, strong allegations of domestic abuse is enough," said Mr. Wardlow, prompting Mr. Ellison to counter, "There's not two.  There's zero."

Corruption Junction — Desperation Amid Democrat Members of The Intelligence "Gang of Eight".  I've probably reviewed thousands of congressional letters, and intelligence committee letters from oversight, along with even more executive agency responses.  In fact, CTH has shared hundreds of outlines covering granular details within many of the internal memos and correspondences.  However, I have never seen anything like this before.  The combination of arrogance, hubris and desperation within a letter from the four Democrats on the intelligence oversight Gang of Eight, is palpable even in text format.  Legislative branch members:  Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, Adam Schiff and Mark Warner write a letter today [9/18/2018] to Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, and FBI Director Christopher Wray, demanding the executive branch cabinet members withhold information from the White House.

Democrats, Kavanaugh, and 'The End of Civilization'.  Back in 1969, Senator Kennedy had recklessly caused the death of a young woman, not his wife, by driving her off a rickety bridge on Chappaquiddick Island as they sped away from a booze-soaked bacchanal.  Kennedy managed to save himself by swimming to safety.  He then abandoned the scene for hours, failing to alert police and rescue workers while Mary Jo Kopechne, submerged in the car, eventually drowned.  Ms. Kopechne did not live to see "Me Too."  That "movement," in which the Left is front and center, was not forged until long after leftists had raised the notoriously lecherous Kennedy to "Lion of the Senate" status.  Indeed, it was not forged until 20 years after Democrats, prominently including women's-rights advocates, closed ranks around President Bill Clinton, Kennedy's equally lascivious political ally.  According to the victim's credible accusation, Clinton had raped Juanita Broaddrick in 1978.  That was before Brett Kavanaugh could even have pondered hitting underage beer parties.  Clinton, at the time, was the 32-year-old attorney general of Arkansas.

Broaddrick: FBI Probe Ford Allegation?  Then 'Investigate My Rape Allegations' Against Clinton.  Commenting on Christine Blasey Ford's allegation that Brett Kavanaugh assaulted her at a beer party some 36 years ago and that the FBI must investigate the matter now before she will testify about the supposed incident, Juanita Broaddrick tweeted that if the FBI goes back that far then it must also "investigate my RAPE allegations against Bill Clinton, too."  "If you want the FBI to go back that far @HillaryClinton @MSNBC to investigate Ford's allegations .... let's investigate my RAPE allegations against Bill Clinton, too.  Seems only fair," Broaddrick tweeted on Sept. 18.  Juanita Broaddrick, a retired nursing home administrator, has long maintained that Bill Clinton, when he was the Arkansas Attorney General, raped her — a "forcible, brutal rape" — in a hotel room in Little Rock, Ark., on April 25, 1978.  At the time, Broaddrick was 35, Clinton was 31.

The left has dictated, dominated our culture for a generation — time's up.  With Judge Kavanaugh, the left has hit a new low.  They want Sen. Susan Collins of Maine to vote "no."  To get the no vote, they are offering her a financial incentive, an inducement.  Some would call it a bribe.  Here's how it works.  If Collins votes "yes" on Kavanaugh, a crowdfunding website will give $1 million to her opponent in 2020.  Her opponent will not get the money if Collins votes "no."  Vote the way we want, or we'll spend big bucks to beat you next time around.  As of Tuesday afternoon [9/11/2018], 37,000 people had handed over their credit card information and pledged $1,041,000.  The pledges are activated if Collins votes "yes."  I don't care whether this is legally a bribe or not.  It amounts to buying a vote, and it shouldn't have any part in our politics.

Keith Ellison faces and navigates controversy, again.  Keith Ellison is well-versed in campaigning with political baggage.  The Minneapolis lawyer and politician climbed the Democratic political ranks, from the Minnesota Legislature to Congress and Democratic National Committee deputy chairman, while contending with controversies — from decades-old ties to the Nation of Islam to one-time public support for a federal fugitive.  Now, as he mounts a bid for Minnesota attorney general, he is trying to move past an allegation of domestic abuse from a former girlfriend.

Kamala Harris's $50,000 LAPD guards not her first corruption rodeo.  California's Sen. Kamala Harris, the leftist Democratic presidential wannabe who got herself in the news after piously posturing against Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh, has now been caught with her hand in the till, traipsing around California with a Los Angeles Police Department bodyguard detail in tow, at a taxpayer-paid cost of nearly $50,000. [...] A new police chief found out about the unprecedented freebie from the people of Los Angeles and put a stop to it.  The mayor of Los Angeles, Eric Garcetti, says he never heard of it and laid the blame squarely on recently retired LAPD chief Charlie Beck.  One thing is certain:  it's never been done before.

The Circus of Resistance.  The resistance to Donald Trump was warring on all fronts last week.  Democratic senators vied with pop-up protestors in the U.S. Senate gallery to disrupt and, if possible, to derail the confirmation hearings of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.  U.S. SenatorCory Booker (D-N.J.) played Spartacus, but could not even get the script right as he claimed to be bravely releasing classified information that was already declassified.  I cannot remember another example of a senator who wanted to break the law but could not figure out how to do it.

Congressional candidate vows to stay in race while jailed.  A congressional candidate from Georgia says he's ordering campaign signs and sending surrogates to meetings while he serves a jail sentence that could keep him locked up through Election Day.

Is Menendez Too Crooked Even for New Jersey?  New Jersey may very well be in play this year because the Democrats have renominated Senator Robert Menendez, easily the most crooked member of the upper chamber today, and one who must rank in the top tier through its whole history (which is really saying something!).  Last year, Menendez went on trial for corruption over his cozy relationship with Dr. Salomon Melgen, a Florida ophthalmologist who is himself serving a lengthy sentence for defrauding Medicare to the tune of tens of millions of dollars.

Mueller, Comey, and the Deep State Rescue of Sandy Berger.  In April 2005, a Republican-led Department of Justice did something quite unusual.  After catching a Democratic operative stealing and destroying highly relevant classified documents, the DoJ punished him as though he had stolen the Snickers bars from the office vending machine. [...] The attorney general at the time, the feckless Alberto Gonzales, had been on the job less than two months when the Berger deal went down.  Gonzales's deputy attorney general, James Comey, however, had been on the job for more than a year.  It was under Comey's supervision that the DoJ reviewed the case against Berger.  It was a doozy.  In the nerviest of his criminal acts, Berger stole highly classified documents and stashed them under a trailer at a construction site during a break.  He retrieved the documents at the end of the day and admittedly used scissors to cut them into little pieces before throwing them away.  He then lied to investigators about what he had done. [...] I have a suspicion of what those documents were.  Suffice it for now to say they had to contain information damaging to both Clinton and Berger sufficient for Berger to risk his livelihood, his reputation, and his very freedom.

Draining the Swamp, Building the Wall, Repealing ObamaCare.  The history of American government has never been free from scandals and corruption of one sort or another.  However, what we're witnessing today makes these past incidents seem like mere peccadillos.  The millions and billions of dollars involved in the Clinton Foundation pay-for-play deals, the Uranium 1 deal Hillary Clinton arranged for Putin and Russia, and the millions and billions in contracts the FBI, under the directorship of supposedly squeaky-clean Robert Mueller, awarded to Lockheed-Martin after his old buddy, James Comey, left the FBI and become their General Counsel, and who was then personally compensated with millions of dollars, are just a few examples of the financial crimes that appear to be committed regularly by denizens of the Swamp, and conspicuously ignored by the Department of Justice.

Prominent Kentucky Democrat Indicted for Illegal Campaign Contributions.  Prominent and powerful Kentucky Democrat Jerry Lundergan was indicted Friday [8/31/2018] for making a series of illegal campaign contributions to his daughter's campaign.  Federal prosecutors allege that Lundergan made corporate contributions that exceeded the $25,000 limit to Alison Lundergan Grimes' failed 2014 Senate campaign against Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.).  Lundergan has been indicted on 10 counts, while fellow political operate Dale Emmons was indicted on six.

Report: Andrew Gillum's Brother Paid by Undercover FBI Agents Posing as Developers.  A story from Tallahassee Reports published Thursday [8/30/2018] offers details about an FBI investigation into possible corruption in the city of Tallahassee while Andrew Gillum, the Democratic nominee in Florida's upcoming gubernatorial election, was mayor.  According to the story by Steve Stewart, FBI agents posing as developers made payments to Andrew Gillum's brother, Marcus Gillum, as part of an effort to show they were seeking business with the city of Tallahassee.  "The payments were said to be in the thousands of dollars per month," Stewart wrote.  "The length of the engagement was not known."

Police Report:  Beto O'Rourke Tried to Flee Scene of Drunk-Driving Crash.  It has long been a matter of public record that Beto O'Rourke was arrested for driving while intoxicated in 1998, but a police report recently obtained by the Houston Chronicle reveals that the Democratic Senate candidate crashed and tried to flee the scene before his arrest.  O'Rourke, then 26, was driving at "a high rate of speed" on a Texas highway roughly ten miles from the New Mexico border when he crashed into a truck and spun across the median into oncoming traffic.  A witness whom O'Rourke passed shortly before crashing later told police he personally prevented O'Rourke from fleeing the scene.  The unnamed witness "turned on his overhead lights to warn oncoming traffic and to try to get the defendant [O'Rourke] to stop," according to the report.

Beto O'Rourke's drunk-driving crash is not at all like George W. Bush's DUI.  Drunk driving is bad.  Like, very bad.  Don't do it.  You put others' lives in danger if you do.  There's no excusing it.  There's no downplaying it.  What's ridiculous, though, is the attempt to compare former President George W. Bush's 1976 DUI to Texas Democratic Senate candidate Beto O'Rouke's 1998 DWI, especially in light of new reporting on the latter.  There's no comparison between the two. [... In O'Rouke's case,] The court eventually dismissed the DWI charges, for reasons hard to fathom.  The influence of his politically connected family (his father is an El Paso judge) could have been a factor.  O'Rouke, who is polling closely in his race against Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, did not deny the allegations Friday [8/31/2018], including that he tried to flee the scene of his drunk driving-induced crash.  Rather, he reiterated that he's sorry for drunk driving.

What Happened To The DNC Investigation Of Keith Ellison's Alleged Domestic Abuse?  Two weeks after the Democratic National Committee (DNC) announced a review of domestic abuse allegations against Minnesota Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison, the public still has scant information about the probe.  The DNC has offered no details on who exactly is running the probe, what evidence they have uncovered or when they expect to have enough information to either affirm or withdraw their support for Ellison.  Ellison, the deputy chair of the DNC and Democratic nominee for Minnesota attorney general, is accused of physically and emotionally abusing his ex-girlfriend, liberal Sierra Club activist Karen Monahan.  The DNC announced Aug. 14 that it was "reviewing" the allegations against Ellison.

D'Souza: The 'gangsterization' of the Democratic Party.  The Democratic Party remains relentless in their effort to "pin the racist and fascist tail on the Republican elephant," author and filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza maintains — adding that they are quick to proclaim "Trump is a racist!  Trump is a fascist!"  The purpose of these incendiary accusations is to not only delegitimize President Donald Trump, but in effect overturn the result of a democratic election, D'Souza contends.  In his latest film and the accompanying book of the same title, Death of a Nation, he reveals that the Democrats have actually been the party of fascism and racism — not just historically but also in the present.

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.

If Hollywood is going to strip Trump of his Walk of Fame star for sexual misconduct then when will Spacey and Cosby lose theirs?  [Scroll down]  Then there's liberal fury over Trump's sexual behaviour, which is perfectly reasonable given his own unedifying admission that he's treated women like pieces of meat.  When playing 'Whataboutery' however, I wonder why the same liberal fury is not extended to Democratic presidential legends Bill Clinton and JFK, whose treatment of women made Trump look like a choirboy?

Sheldon Silver, former New York Assembly speaker, gets 7 years in prison.  Sheldon Silver, a former New York Assembly speaker who brokered legislative deals for two decades before criminal charges abruptly ended his career, was sentenced Friday [7/27/2018] to seven years in prison by a judge who said political corruption in the state must end.

Club for Growth targets female voters in savage ad against Claire McCaskill.  Bare-knuckle politics from the Club for Growth, a conservative PAC focused primarily on tax cuts.  In Missouri, a state that voted for Trump by an 18-point margin, the Club for Growth is attacking Senator Claire McCaskill as unresponsive to female victims of domestic violence as she was to accusations of domestic violence from the ex-wife of her husband.  McCaskill is presented as feathering her wealthy husband's nest with federal dollars.  Not that the Club for Growth is against wealth, per se.  But Joseph Shepard, McCaskill's husband, has been on the receiving end of 131 million federal dollars, mostly for subsidized housing (Section 8), and his business has flourished while his wife is in the Senate.

Husband's millions may doom Democratic incumbent.  Now a report in the Kansas City Star reveals that businesses tied to McCaskill's husband, Joseph Shepard, have received more than $131 million in federal subsidies since she took office in 2007 ($62 million in her first term, $69 million in her second).  The report says while Shepard doesn't personally pocket that money, he has benefitted from profits from the housing projects he's invested in that received those funds.  McCaskill claims she has no role in how the money is awarded or in her husband's business interests.  OneNewsNow contacted Cathie Adams, who serves as first vice president of Illinois-based Eagle Forum.  "I think that when our president said that he was going to drain the swamp, this is exactly the swamp that he was referring to:  when a spouse can make millions of dollars on businesses," she offered.

Is Senator McCaskill's lucky streak over?  Senator McCaskill's "I knew nothing" story just doesn't add up.  Is she saying she never asked her husband about all of that business success that he was having?  Didn't it occur to the senator that someone someday might raise the issue of her husband's success?  Watch for Senator McCaskill to play every card known to the Democratic Party, from race to gender to whatever else they have on the shelf.  However, it's going to be very difficult to persuade voters that her husband got all of those "federal subsidies" by chance.

Liberal Senator Claire McCaskill and Hack Reporters at The Daily Beast Are Already Blaming Russian Hackers for Her Impending Loss.  Earlier this week the Kansas City Star (NOT a conservative paper) reported that businesses tied to Senator Claire McCaskill's family received $131 million in federal dollars while she has been US senator.  In June Claire McCaskill was caught ditching her bus tour across the state and taking her private plane to many of the stops.  The woman ALWAYS votes with Schumer, Maxine Waters and Pelosi and NEVER for Missouri families.  McCaskill is in deep trouble in Missouri.

The Top 50 Liberal Media Bias Examples.  [#5] Edward Kennedy:  One word explains how the Old Media covered for Senator Edward Kennedy throughout his political life:  Chappaquiddick.  How is it possible that a sitting senator could be involved in the death of a young woman and never really face any consequences for that crime?

Behind bars for 2 murders, he's running for US Senate seat in Minnesota.  A Minnesota man serving a life sentence without parole after being convicted of two murders is now vying for a U.S. Senate seat.  Leonard Richards, 75, has found a loophole that has allowed him to legally run for federal office, despite his criminal record. [...] He is now seeking the nomination of Minnesota's Democratic-Farmer-Labor (DFL) Party, which will hold its primary Aug. 14.

What Kind Of America Does Maxine Waters Want?  My question is:  Does Waters wants America to return to those divisive, intolerant days, similar to when Southern Democrats routinely segregated and harassed our fellow black American citizens?  Fortunately, this time around, intolerant Democrats like Waters are not targeting Americans due to their racial heritage.  Sadly, they are instead targeting them solely due to their political affiliation, no matter how loose that affiliation might be.  They are denying their fellow human beings the freedom to eat a meal, purchase gasoline or watch a movie in peace.  Think about that.  Shockingly, they are even distributing personal home addresses, so that liberal mobs can harass innocent families within their residential neighborhoods.

If Hillary And Democrats Laundered $84 Million In 2016, They Should Face Justice.  Hillary Clinton's days of political relevance may be behind her, but her scandals are not.  While Clinton's years at the State Department were marred by scandal after scandal, they pale in comparison to her time running for higher office.  In 2016, the Democratic presidential candidate may have presided over the largest campaign finance scandal in U.S. history.  A lawsuit based on federal records alleges the Clinton machine laundered $84 million in excessive six-figure contributions through the Hillary Victory Fund, to dozens of Democratic state parties, on to the Democratic National Committee (DNC), and ultimately to Clinton's campaign.

The Left Achieves Perfection.  Modern leftists believe that there are some people who are above the law and that the law can be applied differently to those whom the left likes and those whom the left dislikes.  The left, for example, believes that because Antifa is supposedly fighting fascism, it's okay for them to break the law and use violence to shut down speech its people don't like.  The left thinks it's okay for Hillary to break the law and grossly mishandle highly classified data while a sailor who took some personal photos where he shouldn't is thrown in the brig.  The left thinks Trump Jr. talking to a Russian about dirt on Hillary is a crime, but that Hillary paying a Brit who probably paid Russians for dirt on Trump and then using that dirt during the campaign is okay.  The left thinks that the government spying on the Trump campaign to "protect" him, though it never told Trump there was a problem, is fine, but a failed burglary at the DNC headquarters was the crime of the century.  The left condemns Dinesh D'Souza for violating campaign finance laws, but those same leftists are not bothered by the fact that Rosie O'Donnell violated the same law to a much greater extent than D'Souza did and is not in jail.

8 Times Obama's Intelligence Agencies Set People Up To Fabricate The Russia Story.  The intelligence bureaucracies spied on the Donald Trump campaign:  Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act warrants were granted because of a Hillary Clinton-funded and unverified document, national-security letters were issued to allow warrantless spying, and the unprecedented but not-illegal-per-se unmasking of Trump officials' conversations with non-U.S. persons was shockingly routine.  Yet the news of a CIA-connected human source operating as far back as April or May of 2016 is about more than just spying.  It is the latest example in what now looks to be a long line of attempted setups by the Clinton team, many times aided and abetted by our intelligence bureaucracies.

Trump Can't Drain The Swamp And Pardon Blagojevich.  President Trump entered into the presidency with plans "to drain the swamp."  The revolving door of political insiders becoming high-paid consultants would turn into a thing of the past, he promised.  Government offices would operate with transparency and efficiency.  This promise resonated with Americans who were tired of seeing those too rich, too connected, and too powerful for consequences skirt the law.  How successful Mission Drain the Swamp has been is up for debate.  Recently, Trump told reporters that he was considering commuting the sentence of former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich.  That action places his promises — at least in spirit — in jeopardy.

Harvey Weinstein and the Clinton Protection Racket.  A New York Times article on Weinstein's court appearance noted how the "ground shifted" last year, finally ending the "code of silence" surrounding powerful men. [...] Did Harvey lose his money and connections "last year"?  Nope.  But "last year" was the first year of Trump's presidency, or as I like to think of it, the first year of Hillary not being president.  Ever.  The liberal protection racket for sexual predators was always intimately intertwined with the Clintons.  The template used to defend Bill Clinton became a model for all left-wing sexual predators.

Why the Mueller probe is really five scandals, not one.  [Scandal #4]  Documents requested by the Senate Judiciary Committee were heavily redacted for supposed national security reasons — which turned out to have nothing to do with national security (including the fact that the FBI had spent $70,000 on a conference table).  Meanwhile, more than 1 million documents were withheld from the House Judiciary Committee for so long that the committee had to issue a subpoena.  The reason for this deep state resistance is simple.  Transparency is going to get a lot of people in trouble — and it goes to the very top.  When Lisa Page wrote Peter Strzok in September 2016, "POTUS wants to know everything," there is good reason to believe President Obama was the one she was referring to as POTUS.  If President Obama wanted to know everything, given the way his White House worked, it is very likely his senior adviser Valerie Jarrett knew everything.  The more we learn, the bigger the scandal web gets.

Hillary Clinton Just Said If You Believe in the Rule of Law, Vote Democrat.  Hillary Clinton, the poster child for corruption, scandal, pay-for-play, lying to the American people, and of course, illegally using private email servers to handle classified information, believes the Democrat Party is the way to go if you respect "the rule of law."  Not only did she say it, but she said it with a straight face.  "If you believe that standing up for evidence and reason and respecting the rule of law is critical to our democracy," Clinton claimed, "you've got to vote for Democrats."

This is Rich:  Crooked Hillary Clinton Says if You Want to 'Stand for Rule of Law' You Have to Vote Democrat (Video).  On Wednesday [5/23/2018] Trump attorney Jay Sekulow announced the American Center for Law and Justice uncovered thousands of documents showing Clinton Foundation pay-to-play with Hillary's State Department through a FOIA lawsuit.  [Video clip]

We Have Uncovered Thousands of Docs Showing Pay-to-Play Between Hillary State Department and Clinton Foundation.  Newly released documents show Doug Band served as a liaison for Clinton Foundation donors looking for favors and official acts from the Clinton-run State Department, the ACLJ reported.  Doug Band was the 'go-to' guy for Clinton Foundation donors.  If they needed anything from Hillary Clinton, they would email Doug Band and within minutes he would forward the message to Huma Abedin and or Cheryl Mills to help expedite the favor.

Progressives on the Brink.  If it is true that President Obama ordered Attorney General Lynch and Director Comey to avoid bringing charges against candidate Clinton and to spy on the Trump campaign with the intention of throwing the election to Clinton, and if high officials at the FBI knowingly requested a FISA warrant on the basis of evidence known to be false, these actions will represent the most serious political crimes in the history of the country.

Can We Hope To Keep Our Republic When One Of The Parties Supports Tyranny?  Think about this — a significant portion of our country, including a majority of its elite, thinks that it's A-OK for a Democrat administration to spy on a Republican candidate.  Think hard about that.  And think about whether or not we can ever put the pieces of our shattered republic back together again if we can't even agree that using government power against our political enemies is a bad thing.  But the terrifying truth is that liberals and their Never Trump enablers actually think this kind of tyranny is a good thing.  You see, they think Normal Americans are so transcendently awful (and, even more importantly, that the elite's power so precious) that all is fair in order to stifle their opponents' collective voice.

Florida judge rules ballots were illegally destroyed in Wasserman Schultz race.  A Florida Circuit judge ruled Friday [5/11/2018] that that the state's second-most populous county violated state and federal laws by destroying ballots from a 2016 Democratic primary race which Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz won.  Circuit Judge Raag Singhal decided that the records were wrongly destroyed because the laws require elections offices to keep the ballots in federal elections for 22 months.  Elections Supervisor Brenda Snipes destroyed the ballots just after 12 months, the Sun-Sentinel reported.  The judge also noted that because the ballots were subject to a lawsuit, only a court order should have allowed their destruction.

Sheldon Silver guilty in multimillion dollar corruption case.  The ex-speaker of the New York state Assembly Sheldon Silver was found guilty on Friday of selling his office for $4 million in kickbacks — affirming a 2015 conviction on the same charges that had been overturned on appeal.  A jury of seven women and five men found Silver, 74, guilty of all seven counts against him, including two counts of honest services mail fraud and money laundering.  He faces as much as 130 years in prison when sentenced on July 13.

Let's all hope Sheldon Silver stays guilty this time.  A jury of his peers has found former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver guilty of corruptly abusing his office — again.  Let's hope it sticks this time.  It took less than 24 hours for the jurors to reach guilty verdicts on all seven counts of trading legislative favors for legal referral fees — via cutouts such as an asbestos doctor and various law firms.  Of course, Silver was first convicted in this case back in 2015, but a later US Supreme Court ruling led to the tossing of those verdicts and (eventually) this retrial.  He drew 12 years' hard time then, and should get much the same come his new sentencing on July 13.  Since he's 74, there seems little need to push for the maximum 130 years that he could face — though it might send a good message to his former colleagues up in Albany.

Gerry Studds spotlighted in abuse lawsuit.  It's beyond dispute that the late Massachusetts Congressman Gerry Studds was a sexual predator.  And now, thanks to a lawsuit filed last week, even more details about his unspeakable behavior around young boys are on the public record.  In 1983, Studds was censured by the House of Representatives in a 420-3 vote after he plied a 17-year-old male Congressional page with vodka and then sodomized him.  In some states, it would have been statutory rape.  In Massachusetts, Studds was easily reelected six times.  Studds felt no shame.  As the X-rated details of his sordid conduct were read into the record on the floor of the House, he turned his back on his colleagues.

How Do These Liberal Monsters Hide In Plain Sight?  It was a devastating story that took out one of the most powerful men in Hollywood in a matter of days and exposed an entire industry's complicity in his sexual perversions, but it didn't come from a major news network, organization, or famous journalist, it came from a mildly popular magazine and a reporter more famous for who his parents are than his reporting.  That reporter, Ronan Farrow, and that magazine, The New Yorker, struck again Tuesday [5/8/2018], this time exposing the most powerful state Attorney General in the country, causing his resignation in disgrace in a matter of hours.  But more than exposing hypocritical Democrats as the misogynistic monsters they are, these stories and their aftermaths exposed just how incestuous and complicit the mainstream media is in all of it.

Make Hillary New York's New AG?  No, Eric Schneiderman's disgraced exit should not open the door for Hillary Clinton to challenge President Donald Trump as the next attorney general of the Empire State, despite the trial balloons going up from loyal Clintonistas in the media and the geriatric wing of the Democratic Party.  Instead, the vacuum created by Schneiderman's abrupt departure and the fact that his predecessor as attorney general, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, did little to attack corruption or boost the private sector, may usher in a true contest of constructive ideas inside New York at a time that a real New Yorker in the White House is proving that disrupting the Establishment is desperately needed.

It Couldn't Happen to a Nicer Guy.  As Attorney General of the State of New York, Eric Schneiderman has posed as a liberal crusader.  Among many other things, he has accused Exxon Mobil of committing securities fraud in connection with "climate change," filed a civil suit accusing Trump University of fraud, and initiated more than 50 lawsuits seeking to block Trump administration environmental regulations.  Schnedierman has also endorsed the #MeToo campaign and has gone after Harvey Weinstein.  So I confess to being gratified by the fact that four women have accused Schneiderman of assault.

Schneiderman Scandal Should Be a Spiritual Crisis for Democrats.  "What did they know and when did they know it?" and "It's not the crime; it's the cover-up" are two of the biggest journalistic clichés of our time.  But clichés or not, sometimes they are true and they both apply (and then some) to the astonishing Eric Schneiderman situation.  This appalling scandal should be nothing less than a spiritual crisis for the Democratic Party and so-called liberals and progressives everywhere.  It should.  But it probably won't be, even though the level of hypocrisy is stratospheric.  And that is the essence of the problem.  When The New Yorker published the report that the New York state attorney general was a serial batterer — indeed a batterer who seemed to prefer beating women to having sex with them, a genuine sociopath in the position of New York's highest law enforcement official — the AG was defenestrated from his post by Governor Cuomo in the proverbial (apt in this case) New York Minute.

Alleged Abuse Victim [was] Urged to Keep Quiet to Protect 'Democrat' Schneiderman.  In the bombshell New Yorker piece that resulted in Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's resignation over multiple allegations of sexual misconduct Monday night, one of his accusers claims that she was urged to keep quiet about his alleged physical abuse because "Schneiderman was too valuable a politician for the Democrats to lose."  "After the former girlfriend ended the relationship" the New Yorker's Ronan Farrow and Jane Mayer report, "she told several friends about the abuse.  A number of them advised her to keep the story to herself, arguing that Schneiderman was too valuable a politician for the Democrats to lose."

Eric Schneiderman's Inevitable Fall.  New York State attorney general Eric Schneiderman has resigned, just hours after it was reported that he had been accused of violent assaults on women he had dated.  These allegations, which include threats that Schneiderman made to stalk and kill the women if they told on him, came as a shock — except to anyone who has followed his career in politics.  Schneiderman's louche ethics have been well known.  You didn't need an "in" at Albany watering holes; just reading the newspapers would have told you plenty.

All New York Democrats are crooks and creeps.  You think the Chicago Democrat machine is bad.  Honey, that's nothing.  That's just one city.  The New York Democrat machine spans the entire state.

Accused Women Abuser Eric Schneiderman a Prime Mueller Team Member.  With the resignation of New York Attorney General Democrat Eric Schneiderman, the roof has fallen in on the Robert Mueller III-led special counsel. [...] Schneiderman was able to ride the victory of the Harvey Weinstein scandal, in which he was the talk of the town.  Being able to hoist his profile as a vociferous voice against sexual misconduct, he finds himself cornered.

Schneiderman accusations show how he was shielded to protect Dem brand.  The allegation that New York Attorney General and #MeToo champion Eric Schneiderman assaulted several women has New York and the Democratic Party reeling.  The stories are horrific and, in this time of #MeToo, disgustingly familiar.  Within a few hours of the Jane Mayer and Ronan Farrow New Yorker Magazine allegations going public, Mr. Schneiderman denied the accusations and then tried to explain himself by saying he engaged in consensual "role playing" with sex partners.  An unbelievable excuse for many, and directly refuted in the story itself, that evening he announced his resignation, effective the end of Tuesday.

Schneider schadenfreude surplus.  For those who haven't been following the story that broke yesterday, Ronan Farrow and Jane Mayer of the New Yorker published a blockbuster expose of Schneiderman's alleged abuse of several ex-girlfriends, including "beatings, at least two death threats, violence racism, and threats to use the power of his office to pursue his prey," as the New York Sun summarized.

AG Eric Schneiderman resigns after magazine reports allegations.  State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman abruptly resigned Monday [5/7/2018] following a report in the New Yorker magazine that four women claimed he had physically assaulted them.

Eric Schneiderman, New York's Attorney General, Resigns.  Eric T. Schneiderman, the New York State attorney general who rose to prominence as an antagonist of the Trump administration, abruptly resigned on Monday night hours after The New Yorker reported that four women had accused him of physically assaulting them.

NY Gov calls for Schneiderman's resignation over assault allegations.  New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has resigned, following a report on allegations of assault by multiple women in The New Yorker.

North Carolina Medicaid Scandal Broadens on Dem. Gov. Cooper's Watch.  The political backstory to this tale begins with [Governor Roy] Cooper surprising the pollsters and his opponent — incumbent Republican Gov. Pat McCrory — in November 2016 by winning a narrow victory.  Through deft sleight-of-hand, and taking advantage of a quirk in state law, Cooper arranged an early swearing-in for himself just minutes after midnight on January 1, 2017.  That legerdemain allowed Cooper just 12 days later to appoint [Dr. Mandy] Cohen, at the time Obama's Chief Operating Officer of Medicaid, to head the North Carolina DHHS before Barack Obama left office.  Thus was set the stage for the Cooper Administration to bring to a screeching halt what had been one of his predecessor's top priorities — rolling back years of reckless spending by North Carolina Democrats.

State of the Resistance.  The evidence continues to accumulate that not just former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe, but his boss James Comey, and the partisan intelligence directors James Clapper and John Brennan will all be facing perjury charges, and that those responsible for the phony surveillance warrant on Carter Page (including the former attorney general, Loretta Lynch, and her chief collaborators) and ultimately a considerable swath of the Clinton campaign and the Obama administration will all be responding to serious allegations.  It is at that point that the Resistance will have to show whether it has any backbone, and not just an ability to orchestrate the bigotry of the media and the stunned, dethroned solidarity of the OBushinton joint-incumbency under which the political confidence of the country largely eroded.

Pennsylvania Rep. Patrick Meehan resigns from Congress after taxpayer settlement to aide.  Pennsylvania GOP Rep. Patrick Meehan said Friday [4/27/2018] he plans to resign from Congress amid revelations of a taxpayer-funded settlement to a former aide who claimed he sexually harassed her.  Meehan announced in January he wouldn't run for re-election to Congress after the settlement became public.  On Friday, he said he was resigning now, instead of finishing his term, to spare his staffers from an Ethics Committee investigation.

Leftist Propaganda Thwarts Unity.  The Americans who listen to the Washington Post, the New York Times, and all the networks are being systematically lied to. [...] One key aspect of the propaganda machine is that Republicans are always shown in a bad light, and Democratic scandals are minimized.  We all remember the MSM trying to make us think Bill Clinton was impeached because of his sex scandals and not because he lied under oath in order to minimize his risk of having to pay a settlement for sexually harassing an Arkansas government employee.  Similarly, a Democratic senator was on trial for seven weeks recently for corruption, and the MSM ignored it.  When a Republican senator was on trial years ago, there was extensive coverage.

DNC on Verge of a Nervous Breakdown with Russia Lawsuit.  The transparency here is the DNC approaching a nervous breakdown.  They're seeing things and are in panic mode.  What could be more transparent than that?  And they should be.  Their Russia collusion delusion is coming down all around them — it's amazing it lasted so long — with many of their stalwarts, from Andrew McCabe to a slew of high-ranking FBI and DOJ officials, and even, though less likely, some Obama insiders, fighting to stay of out the slammer.

Oregon's Liberal Dem Governor Kate Brown Accepted Large Soros Donation Three Days Before She Refused to Send National Guard to Protect US Border.  Liberal Democrat Governor Kate Brown accepted a large donation from George Soros only days before announcing that she will not send Oregon's National Guard to the Southern border to help protect the country from illegal aliens.

GOP Rep. Farenthold resigns amid sexual harassment scandal.  Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-Texas) announced Friday [4/6/2018] that he is resigning from Congress immediately after facing a backlash over using $84,000 in taxpayer funds to settle a sexual harassment claim.  "While I planned on serving out the remainder of my term in Congress, I know in my heart it's time for me to move along and look for new ways to serve," Farenthold said in a statement.  The abrupt resignation is effective as of 5 p.m. on Friday, according to his office.  His official congressional Twitter account appeared to have been deleted as of that time.

Blake Farenthold resigns abruptly from Congress after revelations of lewd and abusive behavior.  Corpus Christi Republican Blake Farenthold abruptly resigned from Congress Friday afternoon, less than four months after dropping reelection plans under siege for crude and verbally abusive office behavior.  In an emotional five-minute video on Dec. 14, Farenthold apologized for the lack of professionalism on his staff, and for his own fits of rage with aides.  He made no mention on Friday of any of the allegations that ended his congressional career, and made no apologies for using $84,000 in taxpayer funds to settle a sexual harassment suit.

Pressure mounts for Democratic Esty to resign over violent abuse accusations against top staffer.  The pressure on Connecticut Elizabeth Esty to resign over her handling of harassment and abuse claims against a top staffer mounted this weekend, with fellow Democrats calling on her to leave office.  The three-term House member has been under fire since Thursday, following reports in The Connecticut Post and the Washington Post that state Esty allowed a chief of staff to remain employed despite knowledge of allegations that he physically harmed and threatened to "kill" another staffer.

Largest Connecticut Newspaper Calls on Dem Rep to Resign for Covering up Abuse Allegations.  The Hartford Courant, the largest newspaper in Connecticut, called on Elizabeth Esty (D., Conn.) to resign Friday [3/30/2018] over allegations she kept her chief of staff Tony Baker on the payroll for three months after finding out he left a voicemail threatening the life of one of her former female aides.  Baker is accused of physically abusing and sexually harassing Anna Kain, a former Esty aide that he once dated.

The Democrats' Long History of Making Incriminating Documents Disappear.  Fifteen people, including Bill [Clinton]'s successor as governor, were convicted of Whitewater-related crimes.  The Clintons' records were subpoenaed — and vanished.  Two years later, just two days outside the statute of limitations, the records materialized in the White House residence.  In "Filegate," hundreds of FBI files on Republicans were somehow transported from the Bureau's offices, to be found in the White House.  "It appears to have been a completely honest bureaucratic SNAFU," President Clinton explained.

New York's Corruption Pit.  As usual, New York is flush with political corruption scandals, with a number of trials and investigations in progress or gearing up.  Alain Kaloyeros, the nanotech Svengali and Andrew Cuomo associate who had been in charge of hundreds of millions of dollars of state funds, is accused of rigging bids for personal gain.  Retrials are scheduled to begin in the cases of former state assembly speaker Sheldon Silver and former state senate president Dean Skelos; both men's corruption convictions were overturned.  Cuomo aide and close friend Joseph Percoco was convicted in March of influence peddling, and the trial of Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano for accepting bribes has revived allegations of corruption that have haunted Mayor Bill de Blasio, whom a key witness in the Mangano case has pleaded guilty to bribing.

House ethics panel orders payments from U.S. Reps.  Bobby Rush, Luis Gutierrez.  Ending congressional investigations pending for years, the House Ethics Committee on Thursday [3/22/2018] determined that, in separate cases, U.S. Reps.  Luis Gutierrez and Bobby Rush, Illinois Democrats, violated House rules and ordered payments made to the U.S. Treasury.  The Rush reviews had been prompted by a Better Government Association / Chicago Sun-Times investigation of the congressman's paying zero rent on a campaign office in the Lake Meadows strip mall on the South Side for 20 years.  The 10-member House ethics panel — evenly divided between Republicans and Democrats — also handed Rush and Gutierrez each a public reprimand called a "reproval."

Chappaquiddick: The Kennedy Cover-up.  After his brothers were tragically assassinated, Sen. Edward M. Kennedy had to carried the weight of his family's political ambitions.  It was expected Ted would run for President, but the car accident we know as Chappaquiddick changed everything.  [Video clip]

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.

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.

Andrew Cuomo's Corruption Circus Rolls On.  Tuesday's conviction of Andrew Cuomo's close associate Joe Percoco deals a sharp blow to the Governor's 2020 Presidential hopes and may even jeopardize his reelection prospects this year.  Percoco was Cuomo's executive deputy secretary and longtime confidant.  He was found guilty of soliciting and accepting bribes from top management of two companies with state business.  This was quite a downfall for Percoco, a man so close to the Cuomo family that Andrew had once referred to him as his father's "third son".  The companies who paid the bribes — Competitive Power Ventures, an upstate NY a clean natural gas provider, and COR Development, a Syracuse real estate firm — were integral parts of Cuomo's effort to revive the moribund Upstate New York economy via crony capitalism initiatives or, as he would put it, public-private partnerships.  Instead of jump-starting a depressed economy, these programs have brought a corruption circus.

Why Doesn't Mainstream Media Demand Democrats Denounce Farrakhan?  Sometimes media bias has nothing to do with what reporters say, but what they don't say.  Recently, we've learned additional members of the Democratic Party have a relationship with the racist and anti-Semitic Louis Farrakhan, whose hatred has been a well-known fact for well over a decade.  But when Farrakhan released new hatred this past weekend the MSM did not question his relationship with the party.

More about Louis Farrakhan.

More Ties Between Democrats and Russian Oligarchs Poised for Exposure.  The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee is requesting an interview with a Washington-based lobbyist who served as an intermediary between a Democratic senator and two key figures in the Russia investigation, dossier author Christopher Steele and Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska.  "The nature and extent of the relationship between Mr. Steele, Mr. Deripaska, and you are of potential relevance to the Committee's work," Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, wrote Monday [2/26/2018] to the lobbyist, Adam Waldman.  Waldman emerged earlier this month as a figure in the Russia investigation after it was revealed that he exchanged text messages last year with Virginia Sen. Mark Warner regarding Steele and Deripaska.

No 'We remember Mary Jo' at the women's marches.  We remember mid-July 1969 because Neil Armstrong walking on the moon.  I watched it in the living room with my parents and my brother and sister.  We also remember Chappaquiddick, the tragic story of Mary Jo Kopechne.  There is a new film about to be released, and I'm looking forward to it.

Jury Finds Texas Democrat Guilty of Multiple Felonies Including Fraud.  On Thursday afternoon [2/22/2018], a Democratic Texas state senator was found guilty on 11 felony charges, including "multiple counts of fraud and money laundering," reports the Texas Tribune.  State Sen. Carlos Uresti was charged last year for his role in what authorities called a "Ponzi Scheme" involving a bankrupt oilfield services company called FourWinds Logistics.  Uresti, the Texas Tribune says, "used his prestigious reputation to lend credibility to an unknown company; several investors testified that Uresti's presence reassured them that their money would be safe with FourWinds."

Obama appointee to senior ICE post pleads guilty.  Raphael A. Sanchez has switched roles in the chronicle of Obama administration appointments.  No longer an ornament on the Obama diversity Christmas tree as a Hispanic senior legal official, the top attorney for the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in Seattle has pleaded guilty to wire fraud and aggravated identity theft.

Obama Knew.  Former President Obama wanted "to know everything" the FBI was doing in its investigation into claims that Russia was interfering in the 2016 election, a new report suggests, raising the specter of a sitting president becoming involved in a plot to rig the 2016 election.  It was a year ago the outlines of a Watergate-like conspiracy emerged in which a term-limited Democrat president used the privacy-invading apparatus of the state to spy on a Republican presidential candidate.  Watergate differed in that President Nixon didn't get involved in the plot against the Democratic National Committee until later as an accomplice after the fact.  But this new evidence suggests Obama may have been part of a sinister anti-democratic cabal from the beginning.

When is a bribe not a bribe?  NYC mayor says he did no wrong.  Harendra Singh [...] donated thousands of dollars to the mayor's election campaign and, as a result, got a meeting with top city officials in which he hammered out a more favorable lease.  Singh ultimately pleaded guilty to a federal bribery charge.  The man he admitted to bribing, Mayor Bill de Blasio, was not prosecuted.

Democracy's Highest Crime and Misdemeanor.  Every week brings new revelations and details about a cabal in the federal government whose actions border on both sedition and conspiracy.  The evidence suggests that specific high level officials in the Justice Department and the FBI colluded to violate the law in unprecedented ways for the singular purpose of subverting the will of the people both before and after the 2016 election.  The United States is now at a defining moment.  Will there be a restoration of the rule of law, or will Washington's elite continue to give cover and a pass to fellow members of the Ruling Class (a descriptive phrase coined in these pages by Angelo Codevilla)?  The question:  Is there sufficient decency and courage in the midst of Washington's swamp to compel the pursuit of justice wherever in the Ruling Class it leads and then to prosecute the lawbreakers — whomever they are?

The Idiots That Don't Concede Elections.  Here in America, the Democrats have failed to concede the last two normal change elections that went against them:  the 2000 presidential squeaker election and the 2016 election.  But you will search long and hard among your liberal acquaintance for anyone that understands how serious this is.

Hallandale Beach mayor accepted illegal checks from Russians, prosecutors say.  Joy Cooper knew the value of her political power.  On a summer day in 2012, the Hallandale Beach mayor met in her City Hall office with two men she thought were wealthy landowners from California as well as a close acquaintance, South Florida attorney and lobbyist Alan Koslow.  The landowners — FBI agents working undercover — would help finance Cooper's re-election run.  In return, she would push their construction project through the city commission.

Corrupt Florida Democrat Mayor Busted For Money Laundering In FBI Sting.  Joy Cooper is the Democrat mayor of Hallandale Beach, Florida.  She's in big trouble after being caught money laundering by the FBI in what was basically a sting operation.

Mayor sought illegal funds for political allies, records allege.  Hallandale Beach Mayor Joy Cooper, who was removed from office Friday [1/26/2018] after being snared in an FBI sting, solicited illegal campaign contributions not only for herself but for two political allies, court documents say.  Gov. Rick Scott suspended Cooper on Friday, a day after she was arrested and accused of accepting contributions funneled through Alan Koslow, a once prominent attorney who has since been disbarred after a conviction on federal charges.  In August 2012, undercover agents handed Koslow a Dunkin' Donuts bag filled with $8,000 in cash — all in $100 bills, investigators said in court records.

Corrine Brown's requests to delay reporting to prison denied.  The 71-year-old Democrat was sentenced to five years in prison for fraud as well as lying on her tax returns and congressional financial disclosure forms about income from a purported charity for poor students that she used as a personal slush fund.

Convicted Dems Corrine Brown and Chaka Fattah Still Receiving Taxpayer-Funded Pensions.  Former Democratic representatives Corrine Brown (Fla.) and Chaka Fattah (Pa.) are still receiving taxpayer-funded federal pensions despite being convicted and sentenced to prison on corruption charges.  The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) confirmed to the Washington Free Beacon that Brown is still receiving Federal Employees' Retirement System annuity benefits even though she was sentenced to prison for wire fraud and tax evasion — actions that stemmed from a sham charity founded by the former congresswoman.

John Conyers III Officially Running For His Father's Seat.  John Conyers III, an alleged domestic abuser and the son of disgraced former Democratic Michigan Rep. John Conyers Jr., has filed paperwork with the Federal Elections Commission to officially launch his campaign to fill his father's seat.  Conyers Jr. resigned in disgrace last month following several sexual harassment accusations against him.  The outgoing congressman endorsed his son as his appointed successor.  Conyers III's campaign comes despite his own history of allegedly mistreating women.  Conyers III was arrested in February 2017 after he allegedly body-slammed his girlfriend, spat on her and sliced her arm with a knife.

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How nice that Junior is learning the family trade.  But aren't these the same people who groused about the Bush Dynasty and hereditary political offices?

Obamagate timeline.  The Obamagate timeline is a record of known facts about President Obama's misuse of foreign intelligence gathering for domestic political spying, media manipulation, wiretaps, intimidation of journalists and critics, use of government intelligence agencies to influence domestic elections, efforts to thwart the election of President Donald Trump, subversion of the new administration's personnel and agenda, and to delegitimize and undermine his presidency.  During and immediately after that the 2016 Presidential election CIA director John Brennan targeted Donald Trump.  This covert disinformation campaign became widely known in the fake news mainstream media as Trump-Russia, alleging collusion between Trump and associates with Russia.  The side that actually colluded with foreign powers was that of Hillary Clinton.  After President Donald Trump took office in January 2017, seditious activity and an unwillingness to accept the results of a democratic election by Obama holdovers in the US Intelligence Community came to light.

Where Do We Get Such Losers?  [O]ver the last six years, Senator Bob Menendez has gone through two criminal trials and an ethics investigation.  During all these legal proceedings, there was very little disagreement about the facts:  Menendez received hundreds of dollars in gifts and favors from Dr. Salomon Melgen — a doctor who is now sitting in the hoosegow for 17 years for Medicare fraud.  These gifts include sexual tourism trips to Central America, where Menendez later used his office to try and get his concubines into the United States as residents.  The list of sordid activities is long and not in dispute:  But Menendez successfully convinced enough people that he was just doing favors for a friend, and vice versa.  Thus, it was within the bounds of the law.  Enough people (and jurors) bought it that he is up for re-election in a few months.

Feds to retry Senator Bob Menendez in bribery case.  The Department of Justice announced Friday it intends to retry New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez, two months after a federal judge declared a mistrial in the high-profile bribery case.  "Today, the United States filed a notice of intent to retry Sen. Robert Menendez and Dr. Salomon Melgen and requested that the court set the case for retrial at the earliest possible date," Department of Justice spokesperson Wyn Hornbuckle said in a statement.  "The conduct alleged in the indictment is serious and warrants retrial before a jury of citizens in the District of New Jersey."  Hornbuckle said the decision to retry the case was "based on the facts and the law, following a careful review."

Justice Dept intends to re-try Menendez in corruption case.  The Justice Department announced Friday [1/19/2018] that they intend to re-try Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) on corruption charges after a deadlocked jury resulted in a mistrial in November.  "Defendants Robert Menendez and Salomon Melgen have been indicted for bribery and corruption by two separate grand juries properly empaneled in the District of New Jersey," the department said in a notice filed in U.S. District Court.  "The first trial ended in a mistrial with a deadlocked jury.  An early retrial date is in the best interests of the public, and the United States is available to schedule a retrial at the Court's earliest convenience."

New Report Says FBI Fraud Probe into Bernie's Wife Has Deepened, Cites Grand Jury Action.  Back in June, we highlighted an awkward television exchange in which Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders really, really didn't want to answer questions from CNN anchor Erin Burnett about a federal bank fraud investigation targeting his wife — and in which he himself was also implicated.  It wasn't the first time the Socialist lawmaker got testy on the subject, which he's cynically tried to dismiss as a "pathetic attack" that was "launched by" a Trump supporter against his wife.  As explained at the time, this FBI probe into financial misconduct was actually kicked off by the Justice Department during the Obama era, and Jane Sanders — a grown adult and active political figure in Bernie's orbit — isn't above criticism for alleged criminal acts.  And once again, part of the investigation is reportedly examining whether the Senator abused his power and influence to help secure the fraudulent bank loan for the now-defunct college that his wife ran into the ground.  In other words, there could be serious trouble afoot for both halves of this left-wing couple, who saw fit to honeymoon in the Soviet Union.

Maryland Democrat confessed to taking cash, prosecutors say.  A Maryland state senator has confessed to taking cash payments in exchange for conducting official business, federal prosecutors said last week.  State Sen. Nathaniel T. Oaks, a Democrat, is scheduled to stand trial in the spring on charges of bribery and obstruction of justice.  Oaks has pleaded not guilty.

Corinne Brown asks for prison reprieve.  Slated to report to prison Jan. 29, former Congresswoman Corrine Brown is asking a federal appeals court to allow her to remain free while she continues to fight her conviction on charges related to a charity scam.  Brown's attorney, William Mallory Kent, filed a 37-page document Friday at the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that seeks to keep her out of prison while an appeal is pending.  The request is based on what will be a key issue in the appeal: whether U.S. District Judge Timothy Corrigan improperly removed a juror who said during deliberations that the "Holy Spirit" told him Brown was not guilty[.]  Kent wrote that the issue could lead to the reversal of Brown's conviction and, as a result, she should stay out of prison during the appeal.

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Isn't that interesting.  A bunch of Democrats — the people who constantly wail about the "separation of church and state" when the church interferes with the government — are now willing to have a criminal case overturned based on a second-hand rumor from the Holy Spirit.  That's called playing on both sides of the fence.

Dem Congressional Candidate Shaun Brown Charged With Fraud, Theft.  A congressional candidate in Virginia may have an uphill battle going into 2018.  A federal grand jury charged Democrat Shaun Brown with fraud, theft, and embezzlement that allegedly took place back in 2012.  If convicted, she faces a maximum of 20 years in prison.  According to the indictment, Brown was accused of filing fraudulent claims with the Summer Food Service Program as part of the JOBS Community Outreach Development Corp. by inflating the number of children from low-income families in their records in order to receive more money.  Her organization received roughly $803,000.  She has denied any wrongdoing.

Fmr. Dem Congressional Candidate Indicted for Fraud, Theft From Low-Income Children's Food Program.  A former Virginia Democratic congressional candidate was charged with fraud on Wednesday for stealing from a government program meant to help children from low-income households.  The 2016 candidate, Shaun Brown, was charged with wire fraud and theft of government property, the Daily Press reported.  If convicted, Brown could face a penalty of 20 years in prison.  Brown was unsuccessful in her run for Congress, losing in the 2nd Congressional District race to Republican Rep. Scott Taylor (Va.) by 23 percentage points.  The former candidate has been accused of submitting fake paperwork for the JOBS Community Outreach Development Corp's Summer Food Service Program that provides free lunches through the Department of Agriculture for children from low-income households.

Free advice:  Get somebody else to start your car.
Jailed Russian says he hacked DNC on Kremlin's orders and can prove it.  A jailed Russian who says he hacked into the Democratic National Committee computers on the Kremlin's orders to steal emails released during the 2016 U.S. presidential election campaign now claims he left behind a data signature to prove his assertion.  In an interview with Russia's RAIN television channel made public Wednesday, Konstantin Kozlovsky provided further details about what he said was a hacking operation led by the Russian intelligence agency known by its initials FSB.  Among them, Kozlovsky said he worked with the FSB to develop computer viruses that were first tested on large, unsuspecting Russian companies, such as the oil giant Rosneft, later turning them loose on multinational corporations.

Corrupt Democrat Loses Bid To Stay Out Of Jail During Appeal.  Corrupt Florida Democrat Corrine Brown has been sentenced to jail.  She is set to start her sentence in January but wanted to be released from jail until then.  A judge just told her no deal.

Concord State Rep. Pleads Guilty To Assault Charge.  A local Democrat and state representative pleaded guilty this morning [12/22/2017] to assaulting a political opponent during a state Senate ballot recount in November 2016.  State Rep. Katherine Rogers, D-Concord, 61, pleaded guilty to the assault charge as part of a plea deal that would help her avoid jail time as well as a fine so long as she stays out of trouble during the next year and attends anger management classes during the next 90 days.

Memphis mayor should be hauled out of city hall in handcuffs.  For the past several years progressives have been waging a culture jihad across the nation, turning our nation's heritage into a pile of rubble.  They've been bulldozing our history much like the Islamic Radicals have been doing in Iraq.  Sadly, my hometown of Memphis, Tennessee, has suffered a similar fate.

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.

Pa. House Democrats pay $248K to settle sexual harassment complaint against 40-year lawmaker.  Pennsylvania House Democrats spent nearly a quarter-million dollars in taxpayer money to secretly settle a sexual harassment complaint against a 40-year lawmaker, according to a document obtained by the Inquirer and Daily News and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.  A payment of $248,000 went to resolve a complaint in 2015 against State Rep. Thomas Caltagirone, a Democratic lawmaker from Berks County, by a longtime legislative staffer.  The settlement included a nondisclosure agreement, according to a source familiar with the matter.

Rep. Ruben Kihuen won't seek reelection amid sexual harassment allegations.  Rep. Ruben Kihuen (D-Nev.) will not seek reelection next year amid allegations that he sexually harassed women, making him the seventh — and youngest — member of Congress felled by reports of misconduct since October.  Once considered a rising star in Democratic politics, Kihuen announced Saturday [12/16/2017] that he will leave Congress at the end of his first term.

California Democratic Party official resigns after rape, misconduct allegations.  A regional director has resigned from California's Democratic Party following accusations of rape and inappropriate behavior.  Craig Cheslog, 46, allegedly "acted in an inappropriate and sexually aggressive manner" toward a 23-year-old woman after an executive board meeting Nov. 18, according to a letter that party leaders sent to the party's secretary, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Dem Rep. Kihuen won't seek re-election amid sexual harassment claims.  Rep. Ruben Kihuen, D-Nev., announced Saturday that he would not seek re-election in the wake of multiple sexual harassment allegations against him.  "I want to state clearly again that I deny the allegations in question," Kihuen said in a statement.  "However," the freshman congressman added, "the allegations that have surfaced would be a distraction from a fair and thorough discussion of the issues in a reelection campaign."

Pelosi's super PAC keeps donations from owners of prostitution website Backpage.  The uproar over sexual harassment that began with the Harvey Weinstein scandal has intensified the scrutiny of political contributions linked to Backpage, which law enforcement officials say is the chief platform for activities far worse than harassment, including sexual slavery and child prostitution.  Mrs. Pelosi isn't the only Democrat struggling to deal with the piles of cash that Backpage's owners spread around to candidates and state Democratic parties over the years.  Even Ms. Harris, a California Democrat who is now a U.S. senator, ducked the issue.  Her office wouldn't respond to repeated emails about Backpage money going to House Majority PAC and other Democratic organizations.

Dem Rep. Bobby Rush Sued for $1 Million to Collect Unpaid Loan for Church He Founded.  Democratic representative Bobby Rush is being sued for $1 million after failing to make payments on a loan he received for a church he founded in his home district in Illinois.  A wellness center linked to the church has also collected more than $2.6 million in taxpayer-funded government grants in 2017 and more than $17 million in grants since 2008, according to records.  Rush founded the Beloved Community Christian Church, a nondenominational Christian church, in Chicago in 2002 with the intent of helping disadvantaged people in his community.

Democrats forgave Rep. Studds for preying on teen boys, hailed as gay rights pioneer.  Massachusetts voters stood by Democratic Rep. Gerry Studds even after he was censured by the House in 1983 for his sexual relationship at age 36 with a 17-year-old male congressional page, as well as making sexual advances toward two other teenage pages.  Far from dooming the Democratic Party, the episode barely registered at the ballot box.  Democrats kept their House majority and gained Senate seats in 1984, while Studds was re-elected in his liberal Cape Cod district with 56 percent of the vote.

Retiring Dem Rep. Gutierrez Paid Wife $430,000 From Campaign Funds Over Past Seven Years.  Democratic Rep. Luis Gutierrez (Ill.), who announced last week that he will not seek reelection after spending 24 years in the U.S. House of Representatives, will no longer be able to pay his wife hundreds of thousands of dollars from campaign funds once he officially departs from Congress.  Soraida Gutierrez, his wife, has collected more than $430,000 from Gutierrez for Congress, Luis's campaign committee, since 2010.  Soraida is the top recipient of expenditures this year.  Soraida, who was a registered lobbyist in Illinois prior to appearing on the campaign's payroll, has been listed as the campaign's office manager, fundraiser, and treasurer for the past seven years.

Jail for Fla.  Rep. Who Blasted Feds for Investigating Her Instead of Orlando Terrorist.  The disgraced Florida congresswoman who suggested federal agents could have prevented the Orlando terrorist attack if they weren't preoccupied investigating her is headed to prison.  This week a federal judge in Jacksonville sentenced Democrat Corrine Brown, who served 12 terms in Congress, to five years in jail for fraud and tax crimes involving an $833,000 phony education charity.  In a 24-count federal indictment, prosecutors called the fake charity (One Door) Brown's "personal slush fund."

Democrat Accused Of Sexual Harassment:  Pelosi Knew And Did Nothing About It.  A first-term Democratic congressman accused of sexual harassment said that House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi knew about the allegations while he was running for office and supported him anyway, putting millions of dollars behind his 2016 congressional campaign. [...] Pelosi was quick to demand [Nevada Rep. Ruben] Kihuen's resignation after the allegations became public, but she actually has known about the harassment allegations for a while, Kihuen told ABC News.

Lawmaker behind secret $84K sexual harassment settlement unmasked.  Rep. Blake Farenthold used taxpayer money to settle a sexual harassment claim brought by his former spokesman — the only known sitting member of Congress to have used a little-known congressional account to pay an accuser, people familiar with the matter told POLITICO.  Lauren Greene, the Texas Republican's former communications director, sued her boss in December 2014 over allegations of gender discrimination, sexual harassment and creating a hostile work environment.

Disgusting Democratic Dirtbags Duck Discipline.  [Scroll down]  I'm a live-and-let-live sort of guy, and my libertarian self says that if one old dude wants to pay a young woman to consensually shove a █████ up his ███ and walk him around on a leash in the privacy of his expensive New York hotel room, the state shouldn't get involved.  But in addition to the (alleged) assault, remember that this is a guy who not only broke the law by hiring prostitutes while he was attorney general and governor, but also chastised Americans for not having being willing to sacrifice for the common good, so yeah, I have no problem further exposing this hypocrite's freak fetish.

Woman Says Democratic Congressman Harassed Her During Campaign.  A woman who worked as the finance director for Democratic Nevada congressman Ruben Kihuen's 2016 campaign told BuzzFeed that Kihuen made several unwanted sexual advances toward her.  Kihuen repeatedly asked the woman, identified only as "Samantha" by BuzzFeed, whether or not she would cheat on her boyfriend, touched her thighs without her consent, and suggested the two of them get a hotel room together, among other violations.  Samantha was 25 at the time, while Kihuen was 35.  This is his first term in Congress.

House Ethics opens sweeping probe into secret harassment payouts.  The House Ethics Committee signaled Friday [12/1/2017] it has begun a sweeping probe into misconduct of lawmakers and staff that resulted in taxpayer-funded settlements.  The 10-member bipartisan panel ordered the Office of Compliance to turn over "all records... related to any claims of sexual harassment, discrimination, retaliation or any other [prohibited] employment practice," by House lawmakers or congressional staff.

Report: Congress Paid Out $100K Of Taxpayer Money To Settle Male Staffers' Harassment Claims Against Disgraced Democrat.  The Congressional Office of Compliance paid out just under $100,000 in taxpayer funds to two male staffers to settle sexual harassment claims against disgraced former Democratic New York Rep. Eric Massa, according to a new report.  Massa resigned in 2010 following allegations that he groped and sexually harassed his male staffers.  The secret settlement payments took place in 2010 following Massa's resignation, ABC News reported on Thursday [11/30/2017].

Top Democrat:  Politicians Shouldn't Have To Resign Over Sex Assault Allegations.  A reporter asked [11/29/2017] why men in Congress are taking much longer to step down from office than men in the private sector, whose careers have gone down in flames pretty swiftly after allegations against them became public knowledge.  "You'd have to give me some examples," said Rep. Cedric Richmond, a Congressional Black Caucus member and its former chairman.  The reporters responded with a list of men who have lost their prominent roles in media in recent weeks due to allegations of sexual assault and inappropriate behavior:  Harvey Weinstein, NBC's Matt Lauer, and Charlie Rose.  "Who elected them?" Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.) shot back.  [Video clip]

Thanks to Conyers, Identity politics finally is splitting the Democrats.  Normally, Democrats sweep under the rug the obvious clashes among the interest of the various identity groups — for example, the homosexual lobby and the courting of Muslims, whose religion calls for the death penalty for homosexuals.  With the support of the MSM, they get away with it by demonizing Republicans as the real enemy.  However, we are in the midst of a form of hysteria driven by long repressed anger.  Women have been abused in the workplace in the media and political bastions of Democrats for as long as anyone can remember.  The party even united behind supporting the obvious abuse that Bill Clinton practiced in Arkansas and brought with him to the White House, where the Oval Office itself was defiled by inducing a young intern to deliver sexual acts along with pizza.

Taxpayers funded $50G settlement to aide who complained of House Democrat's drinking, report says.  A female aide on Capitol Hill was paid nearly $50,000 in a taxpayer-funded settlement in 2015 after complaining about the drinking and office environment of a Democratic member of Congress, according to a new report.  The Washington Times reported this week that an unnamed former congressional aide threatened a lawsuit against Arizona Rep. Raul Grijalva two years ago by accusing him of being frequently drunk and fostering a hostile work environment.  The House Employment Counsel negotiated a $48,395 severance — the equivalent of five months additional salary — for the aide, the report said.  The accuser, who worked for Grijalva for three months, dropped her complaint after the settlement, the newspaper said.

Congressman Slept With And Then Sued Allegedly Drug-Addicted Staffer.  Texas Democratic Rep. Al Green had sex with a staffer who he said was a drug addict and then sued her when she threatened to go public with claims she suffered a hostile work environment, saying he "will not be extorted or blackmailed."  Lucinda Daniels, his onetime district director, claimed she suffered a hostile work environment, claimed sexual harassment and demanded $1.8 million.

Why Have Liberals Been Such Horrendous Hypocrites on Women's Rights?  To ask the question why liberals have been such hypocrites about their treatment of women and about women's rights is not to say that conservatives haven't been.  They have.  And some of their actions have been pretty bad.  But by comparison, GOP hypocrisy in this area has been quite literally dwarfed by the Democrats.  Ted Kennedy and Bill Clinton are the most recent spiritual fathers of this atrocious behavior.  Both extreme sexual predators — Teddy to the extent of walking away from the corpse of Mary Jo Kopechne and other improprieties, Bill for, well, practically everything from rape to cigars — they were revered as American heroes for decades by their party with but glancing and forced (in Clinton's case) attention to their abhorrent, often illegal, personal behavior and complete disrespect for and objectification of women.

FBI Investigating House Democrat For Paying His Opponent To Drop Out Of The Race.  The FBI is investigating Pennsylvania Democratic Rep. Bob Brady for conspiracy, false statements and campaign fraud in relation to payments his campaign allegedly made to 2012 primary opponent Jimmie Moore in order to persuade him to drop out of the race, court documents reviewed by The Daily Caller show.  FBI special agent Jonathan R. Szeliga filed a search warrant request on November 1 in the U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania for all emails associated with Brady's campaign email, [...] Szeliga asserted he had "probable cause to believe that Kenneth Smukler, Robert Brady, Donald 'D.A.' Jones, Jimmie Moore, and Carolyn Cavaness and others known and unknown have committed violations" including charges of conspiracy, false statements, producing false records, causing false campaign contribution reports and violating limits on campaign contributions and expenditures.

Democrat Congressman Bob Brady Accused of Rigging Pennsylvania Election.  Pennsylvania Congressman Bob Brady is a ranking member of the Committee on House Administration which oversees settlements paid by Congress for sexual discrimination and harassment complaints.  Additionally, representative Brady is also under FBI investigation for false statements, conspiracy and campaign fraud, according to FBI documents revealed on Tuesday [11/21/2017].

Let The Left Destroy Its Own.  The left used to protect sexual predators like Bill Clinton and Roman Polanski while mercilessly going after conservatives like Justice Clarence Thomas with false allegations of sexual misconduct.  Today, accusations of "sexual assault" and misconduct against liberal men are finally seeing the light of day.  Harvey Weinstein and other Hollywood liberal darlings have been exposed.  Producer Brett Ratner and music mogul Russell Simmons face new allegations of sexual assault and misconduct.  "Live with Kelly and Ryan" co-host Ryan Seacrest took the pre-emptive move of denying an accusation before it went public.  Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., was outed as a creep for his lewd behavior toward Leeann Tweeden.  For decades, feminists and their supporters in the Democratic Party have been engaged in a scorched-earth strategy to destroy white, Christian, conservative men with power.  While they still engage in political attacks and target good men like Judge Roy Moore, they're also taking down their own.

Two kinds of truth: actual and political.  It was the New York Times's journalistic equivalent of a nuclear bomb that revealed what thousands of people had known for three decades:  that Harvey Weinstein has been a sexually abusive monster.  Everyone in the "business" knew it but kept quiet.  His politics were "correct," so no one reported his many crimes against women.  He was a huge donor to Democrats, especially to the Clintons.  To be in bed with the Clintons is to be above the law and corrupt to the core.  All of which means that, as night follows day, the Hollywood/Weinstein level of predation is probably rampant in Congress as well.  Some of the journalists who viciously demeaned Bill Clinton's victims in the 1990s are crawling all over themselves now, to say that they were wrong to defend him. [...] Just as everyone in Hollywood knew Weinstein was a barbarous abuser of women, every member of Congress knew the same about Ted Kennedy.

Let's All Savor The Democrats' Pervgate Pain.  Sure, we have an issue of our own, but is it unfair to point out that Judge Jailbait was a Democrat back when he was cruising malls for teen action?  Yeah, it's probably unfair.  Too bad. [...] And Senator Al Franken (D-Medellin) continued his unbroken dumbness streak by actually letting someone photograph him while he made a play for the only kind of woman who digs him, an unconscious one.  That made it a bit hard to deny, though he did troop out seven women to assure us that he never harassed any of them.  Of course, most of us could probably round up seven people we didn't molest.  Not Bill Clinton, but most of us.

Creeping, Gripping, Groping, and Griping:  The Year of Al Franken.  By now, we are well aware of the extraordinary predilection that certain prominent liberal Democrats — and their bagmen, donors, and fundraisers — have for sexually harassing women, objectifying women, using women as playthings and sex objects, even while giving the other kind of lip service to the "dignity of women."  From the vehicular bridge spans of Ted Kennedy to the antics within the John Kennedy White House, from the Bill Clinton state house in Little Rock to his oval office and under his desk in D.C., from the Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey movie and television sets to the John Edwards saga and the editorial offices of the New Republic, we find an extraordinary consistency of deceit and hypocrisy.  "We support women.  We respect a woman's right to choose."  And then, when the camera lights are off and the microphones removed, the abasement and defilement of women begins.

McConnell calls for ethics probe of Menendez.  Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said on Thursday that the Senate Ethics Committee should investigate Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) after his bribery and corruption trial ended in a mistrial.  "Because of the seriousness of these charges, I am calling on the Senate Ethics committee to immediately investigate Senator Menendez's actions which led to his indictment," McConnell said in a statement.  He added that "Senator Menendez was indicted on numerous federal felonies.  He is one of only twelve U.S. senators to have been indicted in our history."

The Uses of Disgrace.  In 1983, two congressmen, one a Democrat and the other a Republican, were censured by the House.  Both had admitted to having affairs with 17-year-old pages.  The Republican, Daniel Crane, represented a conservative Illinois district.  His constituents sent him packing the following year, despite his apology and request for forgiveness.  The Democrat was Gerry Studds, who represented a liberal Massachusetts district.  His relationship had been with a young man.  He admitted to a "very serious error in judgment," but seemed to imply that he was owed more latitude because he was gay.  "It is not a simple task for any of us to meet adequately the obligations of either public office or private life, let alone both," Studds said in an address to the House.  "But these challenges are made substantially more complex when one is, as I am, both an elected public official and gay."  He was reelected seven more times and retired voluntarily in 1997.

Democrats Applauded Accused Rapist Bill Clinton After His Impeachment.  Immediately following his impeachment on December 19, 1998, Democrats stood behind disgraced former President Bill Clinton and applauded him despite his having been charged under articles of impeachment by the House of Representatives for obstruction of justice and lying under oath to a federal grand jury.  Clinton, accused of committing sexual crimes against multiple women, lied about having an inappropriate sexual relationship with White House intern Monica Lewinsky.  Despite this, Democrats applauded Clinton after his impeachment and portrayed him as the victim of "politics of personal destruction."  [Video clip]

Every Democrat Presidential Candidate In 25 Years Had Pedophile Ties.  [Scroll down]  Even years later in the governor's mansion, Hillary thought that getting a 12-year-old girl's rapist off the hook was the funniest thing ever.  Roy Reed, the great media hero of the civil rights movement, never wrote about it.  There were no outraged stories in the New York Times or Esquire.  Just like Harvey Weinstein's associates.  They knew.  They knew and they said nothing.

Menendez could remain in Senate even if he's convicted.  As the bribery case against Sen. Bob Menendez concludes, Senate Democrats could face a stark question — how long will they stick by the New Jersey Democrat if he's convicted?  Menendez's lawyers have a final chance Monday in their closing arguments to persuade the jury hearing his case in Newark that the veteran lawmaker is not guilty.  With Menendez's fate likely to be decided within days, Democrats are already quietly strategizing on how to respond if he's found guilty.

Obviously a public school student.
Bob Menendez juror interrupts deliberations to ask judge, 'What is a senator?': Report.  A juror taking part in the bribery trial of Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., interrupted deliberations Tuesday [11/7/2017] to ask the presiding judge for the definition of a senator.  U.S. District Judge William Walls denied the juror's request for a transcript of the closing argument from Menendez's attorney, Abbe Lowell, in which he argued that Menendez never pushed through legislation to help a friend, per Bloomberg and CNN.  Instead, the federal judge instructed the jurors to rely on their individual and collective memories to define the role of a senator and remember important points from Lowell's final address.

Down the Memory Hole:  Obama Stole the 2008 Primary with Help of DNC.  Obama's illegal shenanigans in the 2008 Democrat primaries were far worse than Clinton's — and will never be widely reported.  It's an odd experience to dig this information out of the memory hole.  No Democrat cares:  no party leaders, no members of Congress, no journalists, and no ordinary people.  Democrats do not care about rule of law or fair elections.  All of them feel morally entitled to win.  That is the corrupting influence of their identity politics that tars political opponents as moral reprobates.  Democrat primaries show us who they are:  their will to power trumps every other value.  Progressives want permanent power, not a functioning republic.  They don't accept fair and free elections — witness their dirty attempts to overturn the last one and deprive Trump voters of their victory.

Honchos at Bankrupt DNC [were] Kept 'Fat and Happy' With Perks While Clinton Ran [the] Show.  Hillary Clinton's Brooklyn-based campaign controlled the Democratic National Committee (DNC) while its neutered leadership was kept "fat and happy" with needless perks paid out by the bankrupt party committee, according to a new book by former interim DNC head Donna Brazile: [...]

Menendez corruption trial goes to jury.  The fate of Sen. Robert Menendez is now in the jury's hands.  With the New Jersey Democrat's career and freedom hanging in the balance, his defense lawyer said Monday that Menendez's relationship with Salomon Melgen, a wealthy Florida ophthalmologist, was a longstanding friendship — not a corrupt connection, as claimed by the Justice Department.  "This case is not about what was done, it's about why it was done," Abbe Lowell said in his closing argument of the bribery trial, the first in a generation involving a sitting senator.  "Friendship explains that."

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Awwww...   His only crime is being a friend!  We should just let him go!

So the Steele dossier was bought cheap.  What did the other $12 million pay for?  Fusion GPS, the Washington "opposition research" smear firm, produced its salacious "dossier" on President Trump on the cheap, paying only $168,000 to an oddly-chosen British subcontractor to falsely depict Trump as a [...] pervert in Moscow hotel rooms.  It's cheap given the large amounts of money that changed hands from the Democratic National Committee, the Hillary Clinton campaign and President Obama's Organizing for Action, all of which paid the same Washington lawyers at Perkins Coie for their efforts to beat Trump during the election.  Perkins Coie paid Fusion GPS to produce the dossier and obscured its payments through attorney-client privilege.  It's expensive when you consider that what it paid for in the "dossier" is worthless information, a collection of lies that any Trump hater could have made up for free.

Fiery Closing Arguments in Menendez Bribery Trial Draw Yawns from Nets.  "This is what bribery looks like," declared federal prosecutor J.P. Cooney on Thursday as the closing arguments in the long-running corruption trial of Democratic New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez took place.  The trial had seen contentious exchanges between the defense and the judge, claims of a lack of impartiality, and requests for the case to be thrown and for a mistrial to be declared.  The closing arguments themselves were just as fiery, but just as with the rest of the trial, the big three networks (ABC, CBS, and NBC) pretended it didn't happen.

DNC Chief Stonewalls Reporters On Payments To Fusion GPS.  Tom Perez, the Democratic National Committee's new chairman, stonewalled reporters Tuesday by refusing to divulge any concrete information about the DNC's financial payments to Fusion GPS, the opposition research company that produced the salacious "Trump Dossier."  In his first national press conference since the DNC payments became public, Perez stoutly defended the DNC's decision to hire Fusion GPS, saying it would have constituted "malpractice" to not retain the opposition research firm.

Menendez files motion for mistrial in corruption case: report.  Sen. Bob Menendez's (D-N.J.) lawyers filed a motion Sunday [10/29/2017] to declare a mistrial in his current trial on corruption charges, Politico reported.  Lawyers for Menendez and Salomon Melgen, the other man facing bribery charges in the case, repeatedly threatened to file a motion for a mistrial during a hearing with U.S. District Judge William Walls on Thursday [10/26/2017].  In their filing on Sunday, the lawyers claim that Walls has blocked them from introducing key evidence in the case, including the testimony of two defense witnesses.

Hill Republicans want more answers from Wasserman Schultz, Podesta about Trump dossier money.  Congressional Republicans on Sunday [10/29/2017] called for Democrats John Podesta and Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz to provide further answers about their party paying for a dossier on President Trump's alleged ties to Russia, after telling Senate investigators last month that they had no knowledge of such payments.  Wasserman Schultz is the former chairman of the Democratic National Committee, and Podesta was the chairman of Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign.  Both groups purportedly paid millions for research that led to the dossier, The Washington Post reported last week.

The Mother of All Scandals.  All of Trump's ducks are lining up.  Trump looks happy when he talks, and has for many weeks.  He is in control.  He sees the long game, and knows he is holding all the cards.  It appears he has entrapped them all in this scandal called Uranium One.  The FBI and the Deep-State.  James Comey.  Eric Holder.  Loretta Lynch.  The Clintons.  Barrack Obama.  The leftist news media.  Real collusion, with a real crime.  And it really is the mother of all scandals.  Allowing the sale of 20% of US uranium for money.  The biggest breach in national security since the Rosenbergs gave away the atomic bomb secrets to the Soviet Union.

Hillary's Dossier.  After much pain — after much lying, Clinton style — the Washington Post reported on Tuesday evening [10/24/2017] that the Trump Dossier was commissioned by the smear outfit GPS Fusion at the behest of the Clinton campaign.  It was funded by the Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee.  Tom Perez, the current chairman of the Democratic National Committee wants it to be known that the DNC's "new [post-election] leadership" (Perez and Minnesota's own fast-talking hustler Keith Ellison) know nothing.  They all sound like Mafia types.  Nobody knows anything.

Yes, There WERE Russian Ties to Election Via Hillary and DNC.  The Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee (DNC) helped fund research that resulted in a now-famous dossier containing allegations about Donald Trump's connections to Russia and possible coordination between his campaign and the Kremlin, people familiar with the matter said.  Marc Elias, a lawyer representing the Clinton campaign and the DNC, retained Fusion GPS, a Washington, D.C., firm, to conduct the research.  Fusion GPS hired dossier author Christopher Steele, a former British intelligence officer with ties to the FBI and the U.S. intelligence community.

With FBI Actions Now Under Suspicion, WSJ Editors Call on Special Counsel Mueller to Resign.  In my earlier analysis of the latest dossier/collusion developments — which have taken an abrupt turn in the last week, to the dismay of many liberals — I wrote that newly-revealed and -confirmed details raise serious and uncomfortable questions for both the Democratic Party and the FBI.  In a house editorial published today [10/26/2017], the Wall Street Journal's editors explicate several of those questions that demand a full accounting.

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Happy Birthday Hillary Clinton!  HAHAHAHA.  After nearly a year of cries of Russia, Russia, Russia against Donald Trump who absolutely obilerated Hillary Clinton in the electoral college in last year's election, the Russia collusion scandal has done a complete turn out and it pointing at Hillary Clinton, her rapist husband, Hussein Obama, Eric Holder, James Comey and Robert Mueller.

Clinton and DNC Paid Almost $10 Million for Russia-Trump Dossier.  The corrupt Hillary Clinton campaign paid $5.6 million and the just as corrupt Democratic National Committee paid $3.6 million for the dossier coming to a grand total of $9.1 [million].  That's how much the corrupt Democrats paid for their debunked, [...] dossier.  No wonder the DNC is in the hole when it comes to fund raising and no one is donating to the Clinton Crime Foundation anymore.  I wonder how much of the money Clinton paid for the dossier came out of the Haiti "earthquake relief" fund.

The Lawyer Behind The Trump Dossier Testifies At Menendez Trial.  Marc Elias of Perkins Coie, the Democratic lawyer and Clinton ally who hired Fusion GPS to compile the notorious Trump dossier, was scheduled to testify Thursday in New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez's ongoing corruption trial.  Defense lawyers hoped Elias would rebut charges that Menendez lied on financial disclosures forms for failing to disclose a number of free airplane rides on a donor's private plane.  Federal prosecutors claim that the donor, Dr. Salomon Melgen, purveyed a stream of benefits for Menendez, who took various actions to bolster Melgen's medical practice in exchange.  U.S. District Judge William Walls ultimately blocked Elias' testimony, concluding it was inadmissible hearsay.

With DNC's Trump dossier payoffs, what foul people the Dems have crawled into bed with.  Revelations that the Democratic National Committee paid for the Russian-produced "Trump dossier" of phony, gross, stories unprintable in a family newspaper, have left some pretty disgusting conclusions about them, their ethics, and the company they keep.  According to a fairly good analysis from Aaron Blake of the Washington Post, one of the most important reasons why the news matters is that it's clear that Democrats, not their supporters, paid for the report.  Effectively, that's Hillary Clinton herself.  And second, we all now know that Democrats are willing to pay foreign powers — including enemy powers — big bucks in their quest to win elections at any cost.  That amount may have been more than $9 million, if this report has it right.  And what a coincidence — it's almost exactly the amount the Democrats found themselves in the hole for around the same time.  It sounds as though they paid for that dossier out of money they didn't even have.

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.

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.

Media Silence:  New Jersey Democratic Congressman Bob Menendez Is Still On Trial For Corruption.  After the prosecution concluded their case Friday [10/13/2017], Menendez's lawyers filed a motion to dismiss the case, claiming that prosecutors couldn't tie Menendez's friendship with Melgen to any of Menendez's specific actions, and that any meetings Melgen had with Menendez were simply friendly chats that just happened to lead into offers of help.  Judge Walls didn't see it their way.  "This court concludes that a rational jury could deduce that the defendants entered into a quid pro quo agreement," Walls said in his decision Monday morning.  "The jury is at liberty to accept or reject."  That means Menendez must now launch a defense.  A quick rundown of court filings will tell you that won't be an easy task.

Condemning Harvey, Still Clinging to Bill and Teddy.  Amidst the flurry of demands that Harvey Weinstein be extinguished from the liberal memory, Democrats keep turning up at institutions and award ceremonies named after serial exploiters of women.  The other day John Kerry took a break from the denunciations of the bloated mogul to pick up an honor from the "Edward Kennedy Institute."  Barack Obama sent his fraternal greetings to the august gathering.  Needless to say, memories of Teddy Kennedy's exploitation of waitresses and campaign volunteers didn't figure into the high proceedings.

The Overlord of Oscar Bait.  Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein was a celebrated figure during the (perhaps now finally concluded) Bill and Hillary Era.  In particular, he was the central string-puller of the insufferable orgy of virtue-signaling that the Academy Awards have become. [...] Harvey's downfall is revealing how The Narrative is molded:  Follow the money.  Harvey was a master of vertical integration, bribing journalists to be his coconspirators in promoting his movies and covering up his misdeeds.  Despite his close ties with existing periodicals such as Vanity Fair, in 1999 Harvey's Miramax firm cofounded its own slick magazine, Talk.  Harvey hired away Tina Brown, editor of The New Yorker, and gave her roughly $50 million to blow during Talk's short lifespan.  Talk put Hillary on its first cover and used its magazine to promote Miramax stars like Gwyneth Paltrow.  While Brown was happy to help with Harvey's overt propagandizing, she soon discovered a sub-rosa aspect.  Harvey's modus operandi was to bribe reporters, witnesses, and victims with magazine assignments, book contracts, and movie deals.

Why Hollywood is the perfect hunting ground for pervs.  At last check, 47 women have now said they were sexually harassed and/or assaulted by the producer Harvey Weinstein.  That number is certain to grow. [...] These astounding numbers do not suggest, as many now are, that Weinstein is a representative figure of American maleness in our time.  It's precisely the opposite:  His is a story of demonic excess that is so horrifying because it is so exceptional.  In that sense, it tracks precisely with the story of Bill Cosby, who stands accused by dozens of women of having drugged and then molested them.  These are habitual and repetitive fetishistic behaviors that make Weinstein and Cosby more akin to serial killers than to the handsy creep down the hall or the sleaze who dangles a job prospect even as he's asking for a date.

Complaint Filed Against DNC Chair Perez With FEC Over Donations.  A complaint has been filed on Tuesday [10/17/2017] with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) by a watchdog group over donations from DNC Chairman Tom Perez's campaign account to former opponents.  The complaint was made by the Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust (FACT) where they allege the donations may have been illegal, Fox News reports.  The allegation is that the donations were only made by Perez's team to opponents after they dropped their bids for DNC chair and then supported Perez.

Judge refuses to throw out case against New Jersey senator.  In a big defeat for Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez, the judge at his corruption trial Monday refused to throw out any of the charges against him in light of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling narrowing the definition of bribery.

PedoWood Braces For Weinstein Backlash As More Wonder If PizzaGate Was Real.  The now "breaking" Harvey Weinstein story has been around for decades.  His abusive behavior, his penchant for singling out and intimidating up-and-coming talent, his threats, intimidations, payoffs, it has long been a running inside joke among the Hollywood elite.  So why now?  And what of the longstanding financial links between Mr. Weinstein and Washington D.C.?  Some readers might recall the shocking claims of child sex trafficking abuses that are said to be rampant among the globalist elites, stretching from private clubs in London, to high-rise New York, and yes, the scripted caverns of PedoWood and all points between.  Mr. Weinstein bounced around often from LA to New York to London, Italy, Germany, and Paris, among other places.  He has longstanding connections to China's ruling class, billionaire Saudi investors, and of course, U.S. politicians like Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.

Contradictions and Condescension.  When a decent old stiff such as Mitt Romney talks earnestly about looking for suitable female job candidates and clumsily distills the effort into the phrase "binders full of women", all the smart sophisticated types jump on it and make it a punchline for an antiquated condescension that only confirms how irredeemably misogynist the GOP is.  By contrast, when Harvey Weinstein corners a TV reporter in the corridor of his restaurant and [...]

Abortion Activist Harvey Weinstein is a Sexual Predator and Major Planned Parenthood Donor.  Hollywood, the Land of Make-Believe and Botox injections, loves to inject its "moral" authority into every social issue.  But, like everything Tinseltown produces, it's all duplicitous.  They do give rousing performances, especially at their self-awarding ceremonies where they applaud their "courage" for groupthink.  They love to lecture America on a host of their choice inequalities: income, racism, elitism, LGBT-ism, and feminism.  From a demographic where many spend millions changing their biologically-given face to a surgically altered one, is it any wonder they're two-faced about all of these issues? [...] Speaking of sexual appetite, I wonder if Planned Parenthood will return Harvey Weinstein's $100k donation given back in May.  The Harvey Weinsteins of the world love supporting "women's rights" (while stripping women of their dignity) and ensuring the continued existence and violence of Planned Parenthood.  The nation's leading abortion chain has, since Roe, been the enablers of sexual predators and the daily perpetrators of violence against women (and their unborn children).

Report: NBC News Passed on Ronan Farrow's Bombshell Report of Weinstein Rape Allegations.  NBC News passed on a story by contributor Ronan Farrow that it allegedly possessed in August about three separate rape allegations against Harvey Weinstein that eventually appeared in the New Yorker Tuesday, according to a report.  According to the Huffington Post, Farrow's bombshell Tuesday report — in which three women, including actress Asia Argento, accused the movie mogul of rape — "was in NBC's hands as recently as August, according to multiple sources both inside and outside the network."

Trump talked the talk; Weinstein and Clinton walked the walk.  Hillary "What Happened" Clinton finally weighed in after days of silence.  I suspect she didn't realize all the fuss was about Weinstein, thinking instead that accusations of rape and abuse against a powerful Democrat meant her husband, making it awkward for her to weigh in.  This is especially noticeable after her campaign tweet, "Every survivor of sexual assault deserves to be heard, believed, and supported."  That applies except when the perp is a famous Democrat.  Like Harvey Weinstein.  Or Bill Clinton.  Or Anthony Weiner.  Or Ted Kennedy.

The Left's Collusion with Harvey Weinstein.  The fleshy, repellent, sinister look of Harvey Weinstein, akin to the brutal indifference on the face of an overfed badger before devouring his prey, is proof of the unity between body and soul.  If beauty adorns virtue, ugliness adorns vice.  The horror stories about Weinstein continue to multiply and now include tales of criminal flashing and sexual assault.  Out of the mushrooming scandal has come a blast of dirt, from which particles are settling on top officials in the Democratic Party, starting with the Clintons and the Obamas.

Harvey Weinstein is not the nastiest thing going on in Hollywood.  As more (and more) revelations come out about slimeball and (alleged) serial rapist Harvey Weinstein, there is a more sinister conspiracy still hidden in the Hollywood hills:  pedophilia.  It seems that, for a decade and more, courage was in short supply in Hollywood, as dozens (maybe hundreds) of people knew of Harvey's predilections (for starlets) and did absolutely nothing.  It has now been reported that as far back as 2004, the N.Y. Times was aware of at least some of the extent of Harvey Weinstein's sexual abuse and, one suspects for political reasons, decided to spike a story that would have exposed and possibly put a stop to his deviancy.  How many women were sexually assaulted or even raped between 2004 and today?  It's been reported that Matt Damon and Russell Crowe were part of a group that pressured the Times not to report on these salacious activities.  Are they, in part, culpable for subsequent assaults?  How about all of the dozens of Miramax employees and others who sent young women to Harvey to be exploited and abused?  Sadly, Harvey Weinstein's act isn't the darkest in Hollywood's repertoire — at least that we know of.  As has been reported, the women Harvey sexually abused were adults.  But did Harvey rape or sexually abuse any minors?

Weinstein Collateral Damage:  The Obamas.  Barack Obama, whom his campaign bundler Harvey Weinstein once introduced to Hollywood elites as "the Paul Newman of American presidents," came out with his "shocked, shocked" statement now that Weinstein is exposed and down and every celebrity and his brother is making Weinstein-was-a-pig statements for the press. [...] It's as if Obama never gummed up traffic in Los Angeles during rush hour to raise campaign funds and schmooze with celebrities of Weinstein's ilk over the long course of his presidency. [...] So now we are expected to believe that the Obamas were "disgusted"?  Where were they when all this was going on, and why are they only speaking out about it now that Weinstein is down and not in a position to hold Democratic fundraisers anymore?  And with all their post-presidential millions, why aren't they giving any of it back?

Harvey Weinstein Has Destroyed Hollywood — Now What?  Hollywood's politics have always been a self-serving charade, a liberal masquerade for a rapacious and lubricious lifestyle.  But now, thanks to the Weinstein scandal, we see it more clearly than ever.  And it couldn't be more repellent.  (I had always thought Bill Clinton would have made the greatest studio executive of all time.  Now I'm convinced of it.)  If conservative investors had any courage, this would be the time to make a hostile takeover of the movie business.  Unfortunately, they don't.

Hillary's election would have shelved Weinstein story.  Amanda Carpenter threw cold water on the media feeding frenzy over the revelation that for decades Harvey Weinstein preyed on women in Hollywood.  She pointed out that if we elected Hillary president, he would be home free.  The New York Times would have protected him just as it did in 2004 when Sharon Waxman tried to break the news.  But Trump is president, and Weinstein is expendable.  So the Times dusted off a 13-year-old story and poof, he is gone.  Hooray for the Times, right?  Well, except for the part where he continued to victimize women for 13 years.

'Disgusted' Obamas were star-struck by Hollywood mogul Weinstein's access, cash.  Barack and Michelle Obama now say they are "disgusted" by Harvey Weinstein's sexual harassment accusations.  But as president and first lady, oh my, how they loved the movie mogul's cash and Hollywood glitz.  As a powerful pipeline to the Democrats' cash machine in the entertainment industry, Mr. Weinstein raised millions of dollars for Mr. Obama's presidential campaigns in 2008 and 2012.  He and his wife, Georgina Chapman, hosted Mr. Obama for a high-end fundraiser at their home overlooking Long Island Sound in Westport, Connecticut, in August 2012.  Other guests included actress Anne Hathaway, Vogue editor Anna Wintour and screenwriter Aaron Sorkin.

The Democrats cannot ignore their Harvey Weinstein problem.  [Scroll down]  It took the two most dominant Democrats of the past 17 years five days to cook up responses that could have been written in 10 minutes after the first New York Times bombshell appeared.  It's a demonstration of stunning political incompetence.  More than that, it's a failure of leadership from the two top leaders in which the Democratic Party invested itself over the last generation.  It appears that both Obama and Clinton hoped to skate past a moment of outrage without alienating a formerly powerful Hollywood ally, which demonstrates just how beholden the entire party has become to the entertainment industry for their cash and star power.  That is a big problem for the Democratic Party.  If this scandal expands past Weinstein — and there are already suggestions it might — then the next generation of leadership may have to figure out how to compete without the baggage Hollywood carries.

High-Ranking Dem[ocratic] Sen[ator]s Gave Campaign Cash to Menendez After Indictment.  A number of high-ranking Democratic senators combined to contribute tens of thousands of dollars to Sen. Robert Menendez's (D., N.J.) campaign committee this year, a review of Federal Election Commission records shows.  Menendez, who was indicted in April 2015, is currently facing 12 counts of corruption charges that include bribery.  Prosecutors have said that the senator had a "corrupt pact" with Salomon Melgen, a wealthy Florida eye doctor, a previous donor to Menendez's campaign.  Menendez himself has contributed to the campaigns of a number of top Democratic senators this year from his leadership PAC, the New Millennium PAC, the Washington Free Beacon previously reported.

Obama speaks out on Harvey Weinstein allegations.  Former President Barack Obama has issued a statement on the series of reports of sexual harassment and sexual assault allegations against movie mogul — and major Democratic donor — Harvey Weinstein.  "Michelle and I have been disgusted by the recent reports about Harvey Weinstein," Mr. Obama said in the statement.  "Any man who demeans and degrades women in such fashion needs to be condemned and held accountable, regardless of wealth or status. [...]"

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Such behavior is not to be permitted — unless the perpetrator's name is Bill Clinton.

Why the Media Covered for Harvey Weinstein.  At the 100th anniversary of Planned Parenthood, honoring Hillary Clinton, the recently defeated candidate, drinks named "Toxic Masculinity" were being served.  Also on the scene was Harvey Weinstein.  And Harvey had his thick wallet open to the tune of $100K for the abortion organization.  Harvey was sitting with Hillary.  Not to mention Meryl Streep and Shonda Rimes.  The A-list celebs in attendance knew exactly what and who Harvey was.  His habits were no secret.  If you look carefully enough at certain TV shows and movies, they are referenced and winked at.

Why the Harvey Weinstein Story Is Worse Than You Think.  The New York Times last week broke the story of Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein's long record of sexual harassment. [...] The details were so jarring and the trail of abuse so long, that it was impossible to read the story and not come away wondering:  How did no one know what he was doing?  But of course people knew about Harvey Weinstein.

The Harvey Weinstein scandal and the silent left's stunning hypocrisy.  "Who is Harvey Weinstein?" is a perfectly acceptable question in light of a bombshell story The New York Times broke Thursday [10/5/2017] that reports decades of his alleged serial sexual harassment and settlements with women in Hollywood.  Putting it bluntly, Harvey Weinstein, for a time, was the most powerful producer and studio head in Hollywood.  He is almost singlehandedly responsible for the indie-to-mainstream film explosion in the 90's (backing "Pulp Fiction," "Good Will Hunting" and "Shakespeare in Love" to name just a few examples).  His influence in Hollywood is unparalleled.

Michelle Obama In 2013: Harvey Weinstein Is 'A Wonderful Human Being'.  At a film workshop for students from across the country in 2013, then-first lady Michelle Obama praised Harvey Weinstein as a "wonderful human being."  Weinstein has come under fire after The New York Times reported the Miramax head has been paying women to keep quiet about sexual assault allegations against him for decades.  The film mogul has donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to Democrats for years.  CNN reports that Weinstein has made more than 185 donations to Democratic candidates and liberal organizations totaling more than $350,000.

Democrat Muslim IT Spy Scandal Spreads to Pelosi and Clinton.  This goes all the way to the top.  Florida Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz's top information technology (IT) aide was arrested Monday attempting to board a flight to Pakistan after wiring $283,000 from the Congressional Federal Credit Union to that country.  The Democrats have paid the Muslim IT spy ring $4 million since 2009.  FBI agents seized several hard computer drives that had been smashed from the home of former Democratic National Committee chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz's information technology aide.

Menendez has set a new low for blatant corruption in the US.  The bribery trial of senior New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez has it all.  Menendez is facing charges that he sold his US Senate office to a Palm Beach, Fla., eye doctor, his co-defendant Salomon Melgen, for bribes in the form of private jets stocked with Menendez's favorite beverages, a private villa at one of the lushest resorts in the Caribbean, and a Paris hotel suite for which Melgen spent 650,000 American Express points.  The two men met in 1993 when Melgen contributed $500 to Menendez's first House re-election campaign at a South Florida fundraiser — his first political contribution.  In the decades since, Melgen became a major high-dollar Democratic donor, and when Menendez was appointed to the Senate in 2006, they already had an extraordinarily close relationship.

Weiner and his wife have lied again, again and again.  Standing before a federal judge Monday morning [9/25/2017], Anthony Weiner sobbed as he faced sentencing for sexting a 15-year-old girl.  He had hit rock bottom, he told the judge.  He was making amends to his wife, Hillary Clinton's top aide Huma Abedin, and their 5-year-old son, Jordan.  Public approbation no longer mattered to him, nor did his now-ruined political career nor his public reputation.  He was once mentally diseased, but since his arrest in May by the FBI, no more.  The judge didn't buy it, sentencing Weiner to 21 months in prison.  It wasn't for lack of trying on Weiner's part, though.

N.J. voters overwhelmingly want Sen. Bob Menendez to resign if he is convicted of bribery.  New Jersey voters overwhelmingly want Sen. Bob Menendez to resign if he is convicted of bribery charges, and those with an unfavorable opinion of the Paramus Democrat outnumber those with a favorable view by more than 2-to-1, a Suffolk University poll conducted for the USA TODAY Network in New Jersey found.  Menendez, 63, went on trial Sept. 6 in U.S. District Court in Newark for allegedly taking bribes over a period of years to use his office to benefit the business and personal interests of his longtime friend and codefendant, Dr. Salomon Melgen, also 63, of North Palm Beach, Fla.

CNN Once Called Menendez Trial 'Big Deal,' So Where's the Coverage?  Since it began more than two weeks ago, CNN has provided a paltry 14 minutes and 11 seconds of coverage to the corruption trial of Democratic Senator Robert Menendez.  In fact, the 24-hour cable news network has mentioned the trial only once since September 7.

CNN Loves To Cover Corruption Trials Of Senators, Unless The Senator's A Democrat.  The ongoing trial of Sen. Bob Menendez is a big deal.  But you wouldn't know that from the scant coverage it has received from CNN.  The Democratic senator and his co-defendant face a collective 18 counts of bribery and fraud for a scheme involving private plane rides, luxury vacations, $750,000 in campaign contributions, and Medicare fraud.  If Menendez is found guilty and steps down from office, Republican Gov. Chris Christie could choose his successor — potentially altering the political makeup of the U.S. Senate.

Is This Why 50 Percent of NJ Voters Want Menendez Gone?  We've had almost a month of media silence on the corruption trial of Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ).  The New Jersey Democrat is accused of allowing his office to be used to help longtime friend Dr. Salomon Melgen in exchange for campaign contributions and lavish gifts, including paid vacations and over $700,000 in campaign contributions.  And it's not just the bribes.  USA Today had the rundown of the unethical allegations undertaken by Menendez that includes using his office to fast track visas for Melgen's girlfriends, stopping the Department of Homeland Security from donating cargo screening equipment to the Dominican Republic, and placing pressure on DHS to allow Melgen's company do the security.

Witness says Menendez lived large at Dominican resort.  Robert Menendez's stays at the luxurious Casa de Campo in the Dominican Republic gave him access to white-sand beaches, a marina filled with expensive yachts and five golf courses, a resort executive testified Monday [9/18/2017] at the New Jersey senator's corruption trial.  The seven-acre gated community on the Caribbean Sea also boasts the top-rated golf course in the Dominican Republic, six international restaurants, a security staff of 800, and access to elite sports like pheasant shooting, Andres Pichardo Rosenberg, the resort's president, told a Newark federal jury.  "We import the eggs and cultivate them," Rosenberg explained when the judge asked, somewhat incredulously, if there are pheasants in the island nation.  "You cultivate the eggs to shoot them?" the judge said in disbelief.

Electing to Investigate Voter Fraud.  Broward County Election Supervisor Brenda Snipes' non-efforts to prevent voter fraud are typical of Democrat officials.  She sounds like your run-of-the-mill, corrupt Democrat capo from Philly or Pittsburgh whose primary objective is maintaining Democrats' power without regard for the rule of law or maintaining a civil society.  Both social norms and the Constitution are targeted by the nihilist, communist left/Democrat Party for annihilation. [...] Leftist apparatchiks like Snipes are vital to the Joey Stalins of the Democrat Party, the malevolent Schumer and abortionist Pelosi.  Snipes most likely considers Antifa to be a community organizing group; in fact, it is — like ACORN and Black Lives Matter — violent, anti-American, communist, and darlings of the mainstream media.

Senator's Corruption Trial Reveals State Department Favors.  For the first time in nearly four decades, a sitting U.S. senator is on trial for federal bribery, and he's dragging the State Department into his legal quagmire.  Sen. Bob Menendez's trial for bribery is shining an uncomfortable light on the lawmaker's efforts to pressure State Department, including allegations he helped settle a dispute over a lucrative foreign contract in favor of a friend and campaign donor.  That's just one of a dozen other bribery and corruption charges being levied against Menendez, a Democrat from New Jersey.  Prosecutors also allege that the senator helped acquire U.S. visas for several of the donor's foreign girlfriends, citing official State Department records and emails between the senator and his staff.

Democrats Have a Pedophilia Problem.  Today, pedophile Seattle Democrat Mayor Ed Murray was forced to resign after a fifth person (his younger cousin) came forward and accused him of child molestation.  Ed Murray isn't the only Democrat pedophile out there.  Joe Biden who routinely liked to fondle kids during members of congress swearing in has gotten away with it for years.  Anthony Weiner sexted teen age girls with his four year old son next time him.  But those aren't the only Democrat pedophiles either.

Elite Epidemic:  At Least 10 US Mayors Accused of Child Sex Crimes in Just the Last Year.  As TFTP reported yesterday [9/13/2017], Seattle Mayor Ed Murray has resigned after a fifth victim has come forward and alleged the mayor raped him as a child — it was his cousin.  While this is certainly a massive revelation, it is important to note that Ed Murray is only one name on a long list of mayors accused of child sex-related crimes since 2016.  According to a scathing report from the Daily Caller, at least 10 current and former mayors have been accused of unspeakable crimes against children.  Ranging from child porn to rape, some of the victims were as young as four-years-old.

Cory Booker Gave $20,000 to Menendez's Legal Expense Fund.  Democratic Sen. Cory Booker (N.J.) gave $20,000 to the legal expense fund of Sen. Robert Menendez (D., N.J.), who is now on trial for corruption charges, records show.  Salomon Melgen, the wealthy Florida doctor prosecutors say had a "corrupt pact" with Menendez, and his wife also donated tens of thousands to a prior legal expense trust that was established by Menendez.  Booker appeared at the opening day of the corruption trial last week and sat in the first row behind his Democratic colleague.  Booker said he expects "some serious appeals" if his mentor is convicted.

Witness: Sen. Menendez Helped Me Get A Visa After My Rich Boyfriend Gave Him Money.  A Dominican woman testified on Tuesday [9/12/2017] that Sen. Bob Menendez, who faces felony corruption charges, helped her with her U.S. visa application after her alleged ex-boyfriend, who is also on trial, asked the Democratic senator to intervene.  Rosiell Polanco-Suera told the court her visa application was initially denied in 2008, but after her wealthy ex-boyfriend — Dr. Salomon Melgen, who was convicted of Medicaid fraud earlier this year — asked "the senator" to intervene, her application was green-lighted, the Associated Press reports.

If Bob Menendez is guilty, boot him:  No place for a senator on the take.  New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez stands trial in federal court, credibly charged with trading lavish gifts for government favors.  If convicted, he must be swiftly ejected from office by a bipartisan vote of his peers — never mind the collateral damage to the Senate Democratic caucus of which he is a part when Jersey's governor, currently Republican Chris Christie, gets to tap a successor.  Minority Leader Chuck Schumer ought to waste no time making that ethical standard clear.

Gay Democrat Seattle Mayor resigns after five claims of child molestation.  It took FIVE accusations to get this gay mayor to finally quit his job.

Democratic Seattle Mayor Ed Murray resigns after fifth child sex-abuse allegation.  Seattle Mayor Ed Murray resigned Tuesday, just hours after new allegationsthat he sexually abused a younger cousin decades ago in New York.  Murray, a former Democratic state legislator elected mayor in 2013, said in a statement he is resigning effective 5 p.m.  Wednesday [9/13/2017].

Seattle's Anti-Trump Democrat Mayor Resigns After Multiple Allegations Of Sex Abuse.  Seattle's Democrat Mayor Ed Murray has resigned his position after a fifth person came forward to accuse him of sexual abuse in the past.  This scandal has been unfolding since the spring but it finally caught up with him.

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray to resign.  Mayor Ed Murray is expected to resign at 5 p.m.  Wednesday [9/13/2017] amid allegations from five sex abuse accusers.  Murray made the announcement in a written statement at 1:07 p.m.  Tuesday, roughly two hours after a fifth man accused him of sexual abuse.

Democrat Sentenced to 21 Years in Prison For Running Ponzi Scheme.  Democrats embody the "Culture of Corruption," as Nancy Pelosi used to say, but have remained silent on the matter since for the past few years, so many of them have been placed behind bars.  And on Wednesday [9/6/2017], the first prosecution for a US Senator is taking place as Sen. Robert Menendez goes to court over $750,000 in contributions and gifts in the biggest corruption trial since ABSCAM.  Legal experts are expecting a conviction for Menendez and Dr Melgen on bribery charges.  Dr Melgen has already been convicted on fraud charges related to Medicaid fraud.  He has not been sentenced yet.  That could mean they are waiting to see how cooperative he will be against Menendez.

When Is A Scandal Not A Scandal?  When There's A Democrat Involved.  A sitting U.S. Senator is currently on trial for bribery, and if he's found guilty it could have major political ramifications.  Haven't heard about this case?  That's because the Senator in question is a Democrat.  A CNN story this week about the opening of the trial against New Jersey Sen. Robert Menendez noted that "Democrats are eager to avoid the subject of Menendez's bribery trial."  That headline would have been just as accurate if it said "Reporters" instead of "Democrats."  Menendez in on trial for allegedly having sold his office in exchange for luxury vacations, private flights, and piles of campaign cash.

The Bob Menendez corruption trial sure won't be boring.  For the first time in nearly four decades, a sitting US senator goes on trial Wednesday on federal bribery charges in a case that could have profound political impact.  Prosecutors have laid out a strong case against New Jersey Democrat Robert Menendez in their indictment.  But in the two years since it was unveiled, the Supreme Court has made it much harder to win a conviction.  The senator is charged with taking nearly $1 million in personal gifts and campaign cash from a longtime friend, allegedly in return for political favors.

Judge Rejects Menendez's Request To Delay His Corruption Trial Because He's A Senator.  A federal judge in New Jersey rejected Sen. Bob Menendez's request to allow breaks in his criminal trial in order to fulfill his Senate duties, excoriating the senator for seeking "special treatment."  Menendez's lawyers filed a motion requesting that his upcoming criminal trial take recesses any time the senator is needed in Washington on official business.  They argued that forcing the senator to leave an ongoing trial to attend to congressional business would violate his due process rights.

Prosecutors: Menendez bribery scheme went on for years.  Democratic Sen. Robert Menendez allegedly starting taking bribes from a wealthy donor shortly after he entered the Senate in 2006, federal prosecutors assert in a new document.  Menendez's bribery and corruption trial is set to begin next week.  In preparation for that, Justice Department prosecutors filed a new document Wednesday laying out their case against the New Jersey senator, as well as Dr. Salomon Melgen, his alleged co-conspirator.  Melgen has already been convicted in a separate case of bilking Medicare but has not been sentenced yet.

Networks Hide Senator Bob Menendez's [D-NJ] Corruption Trial.  Federal prosecutors are currently trying to put away Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) on corruption charges, but in the world of the mainstream media, the trial isn't even going on.  If found guilty, Menendez's replacement could increase GOP control in the upper chamber of the legislature.  However, despite the high stakes, broadcast news networks have barely even mentioned the senator's name this year, let alone the trial.

NYT Article on Senator's Corruption Trial Omits the Word Democrat.  A "trivial detail."  But if the story was about a "Republican" senator, the word Republican would be in the headline... with "Conservative" thrown in too.  And probably in every sentence of the article.

Where's Coverage of Democratic Senator's Corruption Trial?  Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., is scheduled for trial on corruption charges on September 6, 2017.  The jury selection in that trial starts today.  While local newspapers like the NY Times and local television stations have covered jury selection, cable networks have been eerily silent.

Anti-Trump AG Raked In Campaign Donations From An Oil Tycoon With Ties To Putin.  One of the attorneys general who has sought probes against the Trump administration has accepted large individual campaign donations from an energy tycoon with connections to Russian President Vladimir Putin.  New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has accepted more than $60,000 in small donations from Leonard Blavatnik, a Ukrainian-born energy billionaire with ties to Russian oligarchs, according to a Daily Caller News Foundation examination of the Democrat's financial disclosure reports.  Blavatnik plowed $25,000 into Schneiderman's political war chest in January of 2017 — his generous contribution was one of the largest individual donations given to the New York Democrat this year.

Half of Detroit's 8 mayoral candidates are felons.  Half of the eight mayoral hopefuls on Detroit's primary ballot next week have been convicted of felony crimes involving drugs, assault or weapons, a Detroit News analysis shows.  Three were charged with gun crimes and two for assault with intent to commit murder.  Some of the offenses date back decades, the earliest to 1977.  The most recent was in 2008.  Political consultant Greg Bowens said there are candidates with past hardships in every election cycle.  It's not something unique to Detroit or the political arena in general, he said.

Four convicted felons seek to become Detroit mayor.  Half of the eight candidates in Detroit's mayoral primary are convicted felons, mainly for crimes involving drugs, firearms or assault with intent to commit murder.  Could make for exciting council meetings.  Other than that, Tuesday's voting in the nation's 23rd largest city is just another contest among Democrats for municipal control of a decaying big city.

Jeff Sessions Orders Look into 'DOJ Slush Fund' Payments to Leftists.  An internal Department of Justice memorandum obtained by Breitbart News Friday indicates Attorney General Jeff Sessions is trying to get to the bottom of the DOJ "slush fund" for left-wing groups he dismantled in June.  The memo asks all components of the DOJ to recount the last ten years of payments made to non-governmental organizations as third parties in settlements and provide that information to Associate Attorney General Rachel Brand, the number three Justice official.  These "cy pres" payments were a long-standing policy of having mostly corporate defendants, for example in a civil rights suit, agree to pay into charities as part of their settlement with the government to avoid further prosecution.

Jane Sanders's Little College That Couldn't.  Burlington College closed in 2016, crushed under the weight of debt it took on in a 2010 real estate deal.  In its last five years, this tiny liberal arts school of fewer than 200 students occupied the former St. Joseph's Orphanage (and its 33 acres, including the last virgin lakefront in town) overlooking Lake Champlain and the Adirondacks.  A $10 million acquisition from the cash-strapped Catholic diocese was made while Jane Sanders, the wife of Vermont's most famous socialist, was president of the college.  The site offered just what Sanders needed to fulfill the promise she made in 2004 to be a "transformative president."  The college's operating budget at the time was just $3.6 million, and it had no endowment.  The deal was made with a mortgage from the diocese, tax-exempt bonds, and a bridge loan from a 99-year-old philanthropist.  Twelve years and three administrations later, the last president penned a letter blaming Sanders, whom the board dismissed in 2011, for sealing the college's fate with an "appallingly inappropriate business deal."

Democrat Bob Brady Under Federal Investigation — Media Silent.  Another corrupt Democrat, this time Pennsvania Democrat Rep. Robert "Bob" Brady is under federal investigation over allegations his campaign illegally paid a primary challenger to drop out in 2012.  As is typical, Democrats circle the wagon and protect their own as Nancy Pelosi tried to defend the corrupt Brady.

Russia probe:  Democrats block key witness against shadowy firm Fusion GPS.  Senate Democrats used a parliamentary maneuver Wednesday [7/26/2017] to cut short a high-profile hearing, where a key witness was set to testify on Russia's misdeeds and also raise fresh allegations against the company behind the infamous anti-Trump dossier.  Bill Browder, the CEO and co-founder of Hermitage Capital, was set to tell the Senate Judiciary Committee that the co-founder of the firm Fusion GPS was hired to conduct a "smear campaign" against him.

Dem Rep. Luis Gutierrez Has Now Paid His Wife More Than $400,000 From His Campaign Funds.  Democratic Rep. Luis Gutierrez (Ill.) has disbursed tens of thousands of dollars in campaign funds to his wife this year, bringing her total compensation to more than $400,000 since she first appeared on his campaign's payroll.  Gutierrez, who was first elected to Congress in 1992, recently grabbed headlines for saying that Democrats would "eliminate" Trump as president if they take back the House of Representatives.  It appears the one thing Gutierrez won't eliminate anytime soon is the lucrative campaign payments to his wife.

'Kerosene' Maxine Waters:  How Much Longer Will Her District Tolerate Her?  For the 2018 midterm election, Waters has a Republican challenger.  His name is Omar Navarro, born and raised in her district, one that is now 46 percent Hispanic and 24 percent black.  Navarro ran against her the last election cycle, getting only 24 percent of the vote.  But that was before Waters became the "face of the resistance."  Some tacticians argue that with Waters leading the "Trump Is Public Enemy No. 1" brigade, the Republican Party is better off.

FBI probe of Bernie Sanders' wife closely tracks Hillary's secret campaign plan.  The FBI and U.S. Attorney in Vermont are investigating Jane O'Meara Sanders for her role in a failed 2010, $10 million college land deal that she orchestrated during her seven-year stint as president of Burlington College in Vermont.  According to a series of 2015 emails to and from Clinton's campaign manager, John Podesta, leaked to and published on Wikileaks, the Clinton team wrote an extensive political opposition memo entitled "Sanders Top Hits-Thematics."  The memo details Mrs. Sanders' role in the college's financial failure, and parallels the ongoing FBI investigation, now before a grand jury, into the scandal.

McAuliffe's Former Electric Car Company Audited for $6.4M in Repayment to Mississippi.  Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe's (D.) former electric car company has been audited to repay $6.4 million of public funds to the state of Mississippi.  GreenTech Automotive, which McAuliffe left in 2012, was unable to deliver on its promise to create jobs in the state of Mississippi, according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch.  Now Mississippi State Auditor Stacey Pickering is asking for the full sum of $5 million in public loans, along with interest and recovery costs, to be repaid in full within 30 days.  He warned GreenTech CEO Charles Wang that failure to pay could result in the state filing a lawsuit against the company.

Jane Sanders land deal:  Federal probe reportedly seeking grand jury testimony.  A federal probe into allegations that Sen. Bernie Sanders' wife fraudulently obtained a nearly $10 million loan for a land expansion at a Vermont college has intensified, with prosecutors reportedly calling a state official to testify before a grand jury.  The federal investigation is focused on actions by Jane Sanders in 2010, when she was president of Burlington College.  At the time, she sought a multi-million dollar loan for a new campus on 33 acres along Lake Champlain.  Sanders reportedly told college trustees and bank lenders that the college had millions of dollars in donations that could be used to repay the loan.

FBI trailing 'socialist' Bernie Sanders and wife over bank loan deal.  U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders and his bride, Jane, have become the Bonnie and Clyde of national Democratic politics — the law is hot on their trail as the lovebirds restlessly move from one hideout to another.  The difference, of course, is that Bonnie and Clyde were dirt poor, while Sen. Sanders, the 75-year-old Social Justice Warrior, reported an income of $1,052,000 last year.

Claire McCaskill Used Undisclosed Foundation to Pay for Dinner at Russian Ambassador's House.  Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill (Mo.) used a personal foundation to pay for a dinner she attended at Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak's Washington, D.C., residence.  The senator had failed to disclose her role in the foundation until earlier this month.  McCaskill came under fire this March after she told the Washington Post she never had a "call or meeting" with Kislyak even though she had publicly announced both a call and meeting with him.  This week, CNN reported that McCaskill also attended a black-tie reception at Kislyak's D.C. residence in November 2015.  McCaskill's attendance at the dinner was accompanied by an $873 payment to the American-Russian Cultural Cooperation Foundation, where Kislyak serves on the board of directors as honorary chairman.

Will She Resign?  Democrat Sen Used Undisclosed Charity to Pay Russian Ambassador's Foundation.  An official secret connection between U.S. government officials and Russia has been discovered... and it's a Democrat who is the guilty party!

Bernie's Daughter [was] Paid $500k To Teach Woodworking At Jane's Bankrupt College.  Burlington College prided itself on catering to "non-traditional students," such as veterans and adults, and had a relatively small enrollment — about 200 students.  It also offered degrees in unconventional fields such as woodworking, but when Jane Sanders arrived at the college in 2004, it didn't offer any sort of program for woodworking.  That's when things get a little... corrupt.

Bernie Sanders Doesn't Like Being Asked About His Wife's FBI Investigation.  Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) has reacted with dodging or hostility to questions about the reported FBI investigation into his wife Jane Sanders surrounding her tenure as head of the now-defunct Burlington College.  The couple has retained legal counsel amid the probe into allegations of bank fraud, Politico reported.  A federal investigation is probing allegations that Jane Sanders fraudulently obtained a bank loan for the college while she was at the helm, while the senator himself is being looked at for using his influence to pressure the bank to approve the loan.

Here's why the feds are investigating Bernie Sanders' wife Jane.  Because [Bernie] Sanders hasn't ruled out a presidential run in 2020, any federal investigation has the potential to become disastrous or, at the very least, politically embarrassing.  And because the scandal touches on the themes of education costs and six-figure severance packages — two issues that were central to Sanders' populist message — discussing the investigations at all could tarnish his brand as a champion of the little guy.

Bernie Cries Political Witch Hunt Over FBI Fraud Probe of Wife.  In an uncomfortable exchange with CNN's Erin Burnett Tuesday night [6/27/2017], Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) twice dismissed reports the FBI is actively investigating his wife, Jane Sanders, for fraudulent activities as president of Burlington College.  "My wife is about the most honest person I know," claimed Sanders, cutting off Burnett's initial line of questioning.  "When she came to that college it was failing financially and academically.  When she left it, it was in better shape than it had ever been."

[Recent events do not bode well] for the Democrats.  The Russia collusion story is now in full blowback mode, with obvious questions being asked about the Obama administration, which failed to take action against what the Democrats now hype as a veritable Pearl Harbor, an "act of war."  Watching Dems talk their way out this one will be fun.  Coming attractions:  the multimillion-dollar donations to the Clinton Foundation after Hillary approved sale of 20% of our uranium reserves to Russia, and then-president Obama's open mic comment telling Russia's then-president that he would have "more flexibility" after the election, which looks a lot like outright collusion.

Trump is not under an FBI investigation.  Bernie Sanders is.  The irony here is rich.  Democrats have rallied to Bernie Sanders as the leader of the opposition against Donald Trump.  He attracts huge crowds across the nation.  One of his acolytes tried to assassinate members of Congress.  And Bernie Sanders is under investigation by the FBI, unlike the president.  In fact, Sanders and his wife are both under investigation stemming from a bank loan.  The FBI is investigating whether Sanders used his position to pressure the bank to give a college in Vermont a loan.  His wife is the president of the college and signed the paperwork.  So President Trump did not pressure James Comey, but Bernie Sanders might have pressured a bank.  The FBI is now investigating.  And still the left will rally to Sanders because they really do not care about the allegations.  They just hate Donald Trump.

Bernie Sanders' Wife Lawyers Up Amid FBI Probe Of Alleged Fraud.  Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders' wife, Jane Sanders, has hired two well-known attorneys amid an ongoing investigation into allegations she defrauded a bank while serving as president of the now-defunct Burlington College.  Jane Sanders served as president of Burlington College from 2004 until 2011 and is blamed for leading the school into bankruptcy by falsifying a loan application.  Rich Cassidy, a lawyer based in Burlington, Vt., and Larry Robbins, an attorney from Washington, D.C. who previously defended politicians on both sides of the aisle, are representing Jane Sanders against the allegations, a representative for Sen. Sanders confirmed to Politico.

Can We Talk About Bernie Sanders And His Wife Being Under FBI Investigation?  In 2016, reports about Sen. Bernie Sander's (I-VT) wife, Jane, running the college into the ground, coupled with his tax plan, made for some good cannon fodder against the self-described democratic socialist's financially reckless agenda during the 2016 primaries.  Yet, what was missed was the fact that the FBI began peering through the financial records of the college, which had secured a $10 million loan to expand the campus along Lake Champlain.  The local Catholic archdiocese had owned the property and had just settled on sexual abuse charges that totaled over $17 million.  They were eager to sell.  Still, the college's plan to expand seemed lofty.  It only had an enrollment of around 200.  In short, this expansion project sunk the college, but the loan to secure the purchase involved Sen. Sanders, who reportedly placed pressure on the People's United Bank for the loan.

Jane Sanders Hires Lawyers in DOJ Probe of Burlington College Land Deal.  Jane Sanders, wife of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.), has hired attorneys to represent her in a Department of Justice probe of her time as president of Burlington College.  A former Burlington employee who coordinated the school's response to an FBI subpoena in February 2016 said that she was contacted by Sanders's lawyers, VT Digger reports.  The probe concerns a land deal Sanders conducted while she was president.  Coralee Holm, the former employee, said that the lawyers "wanted information on what I had been asked by the FBI.  They were trying to get clarification on what the accusations are because they had not been contacted by anybody as to an investigation."  She received a call from Burlington attorney Rich Cassidy in late April or early May.

Bernie and Jane Sanders, under FBI investigation for bank fraud, hire lawyers.  Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and his wife, Jane Sanders have hired prominent defense attorneys amid an FBI investigation into a loan Jane Sanders obtained to expand Burlington College while she was its president, CBS News confirms.  Politico Magazine first reported the Sanders had hired lawyers to defend them in the probe.  Sanders' top adviser Jeff Weaver told CBS News the couple has sought legal protection over federal agents' allegations from a January 2016 complaint accusing then-President of Burlington College, Ms. Sanders, of distorting donor levels in a 2010 loan application for $10 million from People's United Bank to purchase 33 acres of land for the institution.  According to Politico, prosecutors might also be looking into allegations that Sen. Sanders' office inappropriately urged the bank to approve the loan.

Jane and Bernie Sanders Under FBI Fraud Investigation Begun During Obama Administration.  At the end of 2010, Mrs. Jane Sanders took out $10 million in loans on behalf of Burlington College to purchase a 32-acre swathe of land from the Roman Catholic diocese, which put the land up for sale to help cover the costs of a $17 million sexual-abuse settlement.  As Ms. Sanders pursued financing for the land acquisition, she repeatedly said that Burlington College had received more than $2 million in fundraising commitments and pledges, according to numerous records.  However, in fiscal year 2011, Burlington College raised only $279,000, though the college had earlier claimed to have secured $1.2 million in confirmed pledges.  The college almost immediately fell short on its financial obligations as the fundraising pledges and commitments Ms. Sanders cited in loan agreements never materialized.  Less than a year after leading Burlington College into massive debt, Ms. Sanders resigned, taking with her a $200,000 severance package.  The college was forced to close in 2016.

Sessions drains a slush fund.  Firing Pheet Bharara as United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York was the first step toward ending a corrupt slush fund scheme and restoring a constitutional government.  Bharara was crooked politician who instead of sending corrupt CEO to prison for their misdeeds accepted payoffs.  Oh not directly.  He was not that stupid.  No, Bharara allowed the crooked CEOs to buy their way out of jail by "giving" billions to Democratic Party-approved "charities."  This scheme dodged the Constitution, which holds that Congress writes the budget, not the president.  (This is why the opposition always declares a presidential budget proposal DOA, because by definition it is.)

Janet Napolitano is sorry she got caught trying to rig a state audit.  In a contentious four-and-a-half-hour legislative hearing yesterday [5/2/2017] in Sacramento, Janet Napolitano, president of the University of California, made a pro forma apology for conduct that should have gotten her fired. [...] And she still has her job.  Despite the bipartisan anger that was expressed at the hearing.  And nobody cares that she has dodged any responsibility for the safety of the Berkeley campus, despite her background as secretary of homeland security.  Nobody has even asked her about it, so far as I know.

Sen. Robert Menendez's (D-NJ) No-Good, Awful, Very Bad Day.  The walls are closing in on Senator Robert Menendez.  With Dr. Salomon Melgen's conviction today, it's clear Menendez isn't long for the Senate.  It's time for Senator Schumer to see that too.  Menendez's political career was handed a massive setback today.  One of his key partners — Dr. Salomon Melgen — was convicted on all 67 counts of Medicare fraud.  It's now apparent that Menendez's days in the Senate are numbered... possibly in the single digits.

Draining the Swamp in NYC.  This city that I was born and raised in is at the nadir of its history with only a 20% voter turnout and our state has over 30 corrupt officials who've either quit in disgrace or who've been arrested.

Andrew Cuomo manages to earn $738,000 from a book that sold only 3,200 copies.  Andrew Cuomo seems like someone who could teach Donald Trump a few things about making a deal.  Or else he is corrupt and has been bribed.  Which explanation fits the facts better?

John Podesta slaps the Daily Caller with a cease-and-desist letter.  John Podesta slapped the Daily Caller with a cease-and-desist letter on Wednesday [3/29/2017] after the conservative news outlet published a story about the former Clinton campaign chairman and Obama counselor.  The letter sent to publisher Neil Patel by Podesta's counsel, Marc Elias, singles out a March 26 article titled, "EXCLUSIVE: John Podesta May Have Violated Federal Law By Not Disclosing 75,000 Stock Shares."  In it, reporter Richard Pollock wrote that Podesta "may have violated federal law by failing to disclose the receipt of 75,000 shares of stock from a Kremlin-financed company when he joined the Obama White House in 2014."

Podesta Still Hasn't Explained Where 41,000 Stock Shares Went.  John Podesta, Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign chairman, has not accounted for thousands of shares he was given by a company where he served on the board of directors with three powerful business figures with close ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin.  "Your letter does not respond to the substance of the article, which concerns the whereabouts of 75,000 shares of stock in Joule that Mr. Podesta was entitled to receive," The Daily Caller News Foundation's publisher, Neil Patel, said.  "The fact that Mr. Podesta, a senior national political figure, apparently sat on the board of Joule with Russian state-owned entities only elevates the importance of this matter."

Peter Schweizer Details How John Podesta May Have Violated Federal Law.  Tuesday [3/28/2017] on Fox News Channel's "Fox & Friends," Breitbart editor at large Peter Schweizer, the author of "Clinton Cash," detailed how the former chairman of Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign John Podesta may have violated federal law by failing to disclose stock shares he owned from a Kremlin-funded company.  Schweizer said, "In 2011, John Podesta joins the board of this very small energy company called Joule Energy based out of Massachusetts.  About two months after he joins the board of a Russian entity called Rusnano, puts a billion rubles which is about 35-million-dollar into John Podesta's company.  Now, what is Rusnano?  It's not a private company, Steve.  It is a fund directly funded by the Kremlin.  In fact, the Russian science minister called Rusnano, Putin's child.  So you have the Russian government investing in one John Podesta's businesses in 2011, while he is an advisor to Hillary Clinton at the State Department."

Democrat Lobbyist Podesta Made $500K Lobbying For Chinese Firm Convicted Of Illegal Sales To Iran.  Democratic super-lobbyist Tony Podesta grossed more than $500,000 to represent a Chinese company criminally convicted in March of sending illegal shipments of telecom equipment to Iran, The Daily Caller News Foundation's Investigative Group has learned.  The seriousness of the illegal sales to Iran were so extreme and continued for so long — from 2010 to last year — the Department of Justice (DOJ) imposed a record $1.19 billion fine on the ZTE Telecommunications company, making it the largest penalty ever imposed in a U.S. sanctions case.  The Chinese firm hired the Podesta Group, one of Washington's biggest and best-connected lobbying companies in the nation's capital, in January 2016.  ZTE retained Podesta's personal help as negotiations intensified for a final resolution with DOJ during the final year of President Barack Obama's tenure in the White House.

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.

How Local Citizens Can Take Up the Fight Against Public Corruption.  New York might be the epitome of a state where corruption and abuse have run wild.  Politicians here have long failed to live up to their promises to fix things.  The New York Legislature and governor have passed "ethics reforms" year after year of late, yet New York remains one of the most corrupt states in the nation.  According to a University of Missouri study, New York has been home to the most corrupt officials in the U.S. over the past decade or so.  Waste and favor-trading is part of this culture of corruption, and it goes right down to the local level.  On Long Island, one town official in Oyster Bay was convicted of tax fraud surrounding a scheme where he secretly guided taxpayer-backed contracts to a paving company, where he also worked.  These examples are just the tip of the iceberg.

De Blasio decision [is] a huge win for corrupt officals everywhere.  He beat the rap, so Bill de Blasio needs a campaign song to celebrate.  I humbly recommend a twist on a 1960's hit, "I fought the law and the law won."  The mayor could boast a different ending:  "I fought the law and the law lost."  The decision by federal and state prosecutors not to file criminal charges against de Blasio is a huge victory for him — and for corrupt officials everywhere.  In plain English, the statement by prosecutors boils down to this:  You can avoid the law, you can evade the law and you can do your big donors' bidding.  The only thing you can't do is put money in your pocket.  Everything else is legal, especially when your expensive private lawyers say it is.  That's a very low hurdle for public service.

Congressional Black Caucus PAC Spends Big on Luxury Resorts, Restaurants.  The Congressional Black Caucus PAC (CBC PAC) spends lavishly on upscale resorts and hotels, catering at exclusive restaurants, and on fundraising and Broadway tickets, according to a review of campaign finance records.  The CBC PAC, which is the fundraising arm of the Congressional Black Caucus, puts far more money towards administrative and fundraising purposes than it donates to candidates, the intended purpose of the political action committee.

Feds will question de Blasio about campaign fundraising.  Mayor de Blasio will be questioned by federal prosecutors Friday morning as part of the wide-ranging investigation into his campaign fundraising, sources told The [New York] Post.  The long-anticipated sit-down with prosecutors from Manhattan US Attorney Preet Bharara's office will take place at the Midtown offices of the mayor's lawyer, Barry H. Berke of Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel, sources said.  The feds have been probing whether de Blasio and his aids traded favors in exchange for donations to his 2013 campaign or to his shuttered nonprofit, the Campaign for One New York.

Chilling New Scandal Hits House Democrats; Media Stays Silent.  The Democrats are in another pickle that has to do with technology after shady congressional aides have been caught taking $100,000 from an Iraqi politician; all while they still had administrator level access to the House computer network, according to The Daily Caller News Foundation's Investigative Group which analyzed court documents.

Democrat Caught Having Sex with 17-Year-Old Boy at Rest Stop.  Democratic leaders in Minnesota are demanding a state lawmaker withdraw from his re-election bid after police claim he admitted to having sex with a 17-year-old boy at a rest stop.  While Rep. Kerry Gauthier, 56, will lose support from fellow Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party members if he continues with his campaign, party leaders stopped short Monday [2/27/2017] of asking him to immediately resign.

Iowa Moves Against Democratic Party Slush Funds.  Iowa, like so many other states, has gone Republican.  What happens when you have a Republican legislature and a Republican governor?  The corrupt public sector union spigot gets turned off.

The corruption cloud over Mayor de Blasio just got darker.  Mayor de Blasio set Monday [2/13/2017] for his State of the City address, but possibly more worrisome is the state of his personal finances — at least when it comes to financing his mounting legal bills.  Last week, we noted problems with de Blasio's plan to set up a legal-defense fund to pay the lawyers representing him in several corruption probes.  Those problems may be worse than we thought.

Washington Post demonstrates importance of voter ID laws.  Little agitates Democrats more than claims of voter fraud.  Such fraud is a hardy perennial of American politics.  Our history is full of examples, such as Mayor Daley's Chicago.  Yet, Democrats want us to believe that, notwithstanding solid evidence to the contrary, it's not a problem in modern American politics.  The reason is obvious.  Democrats don't want laws and procedures to protect against voter fraud because they want to preserve their ability to engage in it.

Liberals Now Getting a Taste of How the Obama Years Felt for Conservatives.  Voter fraud?  Now you're talking Mom and apple pie to the Alinsky left.  Obama himself never bothered to win a real election in Illinois, always managing to blackmail his opponents into resigning before the vote was ever taken.  Obama learned his politics under the tutelage of Emil Jones, the godfather of the Illinois machine.  There are hundreds of jokes about the dear departed voting for Democrats in Boston, Chicago, Philly, and New York.  Today we have millions of illegal voters — foreign nationals with unknown loyalties — voting wherever paid Democrat thugs can intimidate the wrong American voters.

Trump's Got a Big Job Reining In Voter Fraud.  Fraud long has been an ugly element of American politics, and it has been almost exclusively the dominion of Democrats.  From the reckless corruption of the Boss Tweed and the Tammany Hall thugs in New York during the mid-1800s through the heavy-handed precinct politics favored by Mayor Richard J. Daley and his successors in Chicago during much of the 20th century, to the wide-spread graft of today, the Democratic Party has virtually sole claim to the mechanisms of election corruption.  The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN), of which former President Barack Obama has had a close working association and heavy funding for his campaign coffers, has a 40-year rap sheet of widespread voter registration fraud.  Untold thousands who went to their just rewards years ago are resurrected on each election day to cast one more ballot for their favorite Democrat pol, while an estimated 2.8 million are registered to vote in more than one state and often do.

Rep. John Lewis and Top Aide Hit With Ethics Complaint.  A watchdog group is asking congressional ethics officials to investigate Rep. John Lewis (D., Ga.) and his chief of staff over apparent violations of House ethics rules, according to a letter released on Monday [1/30/2017].  The Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust's letter is asking the Office of Congressional Ethics to probe Lewis chief of staff Michael Collins' dual roles in the congressman's Washington office and as the treasurer for his 2016 reelection campaign.  Ethics rules bar senior House staff from serving in any fiduciary role for a political organization, and specifically mentioned campaign treasurers as a prohibited position for such staffers.

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.

How Illinois Violates Voting Rights.  Rule 4 has stolen the authority of the state governor to veto bills since the bills are vetoed by the speaker.  The governor can only sign or pass bills passed, not by the two chambers of the state legislature, but only those that the Speaker of the House allows to appear for a vote.  This strategy, of denying the people a voice in legislation, is a violation of the one person one vote concept that has been repeatedly affirmed by SCOTUS.  The votes of not just one person but all people in Illinois are stolen by one person, the House Speaker.  The autocratic rule practiced by Obama then can be understood because he comes from Illinois.  This has led to a one-man government in Illinois.  All financial issues handled by the legislature are then controlled by one person and his political party.

Top Aide to Rep. John Lewis Again Skirts Ethics Rules.  The top aide to Rep. John Lewis (D., Ga.) served dual roles in the congressman's office and on his 2016 reelection campaign, possibly running afoul of House ethics rules, public records show.  Michael Collins, Lewis' chief of staff, served as the campaign's treasurer in 2015 and 2016, according to Federal Election Commission records.  Ethics rules bar senior House staffers from working in any fiduciary role for a political organization, including congressional campaigns.  Senior staff "may not receive any compensation for either providing legal services to a political organization, or for serving as an officer (such as treasurer) of such an organization," according to the House ethics manual.  That rule applies to all members of Congress and employees who earn the "senior staff" rate of pay; the salary threshold in 2015 was $121,956.  According to congressional research service Legistorm, Collins made $167,000 that year.

Why Term-Limiting People Like John Lewis Would be Good for the Nation.  John Lewis has been a Representative for Georgia's 5th district for 28 years.  The 5th district of Georgia, which is mostly the city of Atlanta, has seen 5,203 commissions of violent crime in 2015, with 94 murders, 170 rapes, almost 2,000 robberies, almost 3,000 aggravated assaults and 25,556 total property crimes according to the FBI.  Trump is right, Atlanta is crime-ridden.  But not only is Atlanta a pretty dangerous city, it has become more dangerous since it has become a major drug-trafficking hub for Mexican drug cartels.

Maxine Waters' Daughter Profits From Lucrative Campaign Operation.  The daughter of Rep. Maxine Waters (D., Calif.) was paid nearly $70,000 by her mother's campaign during the 2016 election cycle.  Karen Waters has been on the payroll of her mother's campaign committee, Citizens for Waters, since 2006.  She has pulled in more than $600,000 for her services since that time.  Karen is in charge of endorsement mailers, known as "slate mailers," for her mother's campaign.  The slate mailer operation has generated hundreds of thousands of dollars for Waters' federal campaign committee in recent years.

The law was bent and broken to keep Clinton in the game.  [Scroll down]  Democrat voters also should be questioning the legitimacy of Clinton's nomination because the rule of law was corrupted to preserve her political viability.  Her candidacy should have ended when the email server story broke.  (Really, it should have ended with the publication of Clinton Cash, but the Democrats incorrectly believed their controlled media could insulate her from the fallout of those astounding revelations.)  The politicized Obama Justice Department did Democrats no favors by staving off indictments that would have taken Clinton out of the game, or by slow-walking the email investigation until her replacement became prohibitively difficult.

Former governor fined $5 million for 2011 financial scandal.  Former Democratic New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine was fined $5 million today [1/5/2016] by a federal judge for his role as head of a brokerage firm that took $1.2 billion from its clients — mostly farmers and ranchers — amid its impending collapse.  Recall that his brokerage, MF Global, lost big money betting on European sovereign debt.  When it happened, the firm's officers began dipping into clients' money in a futile effort to prevent its collapse.  In the end, all of the money was returned to the clients, but the firm's breach of trust was unlike anything that had happened in the history of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the regulatory entity that took Corzine to court.

Communism Doesn't Pay:  Two Grand Juries Circling de Blasio And His Administration.  The walls must be closing in on New York Mayor Bill de Blasio (D-NY).  Out of the five(!) separate investigations into de Blasio and the shakedown operation masquerading as an administration he runs, two have moved forward to the extremely serious step of presenting evidence to a grand jury.  The two criminal grand juries, one federal and one state, represent, the "strongest indication" yet that criminal charges are forthcoming, according to the New York Times, which broke the story.

Mayor de Blasio fined over $47G for violating campaign finance regulations.  Mayor de Blasio was hit with over $47,000 in fines for violating campaign finance rules — including having his partially taxpayer-funded campaign pick up the tab for a makeup artist for his family and a six-figure payout to his buddy's PR firm that appeared unwarranted.  The huge fine is one of the highest on any of the 2013 campaigns.  The Campaign Finance Board, in a determination released Thursday [12/15/2016], levied most of the $47,778 in fines against the mayor for what it called "impermissible" post-election spending.

Judge orders Fattah to prison despite appeal.  Former Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-Pa.) will have to appeal his corruption conviction from prison starting in January, a federal judge ruled on Tuesday [12/20/2016].  Fattah, 60, was sentenced last week to 10 years in prison on charges of fraud, bribery and money laundering after a jury convicted him on more than 20 counts.  He has been ordered to report to prison by Jan. 25.  Fattah had argued a Supreme Court ruling earlier this year that limits the legal definition of bribery would likely help his appeal, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Ex-Congressman and Gun Control Advocate Found Guilty of Corruption.  Former U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah was sentenced Monday [12/12/20167] to a 10-year prison term by a judge who said he was "astonished" that a veteran legislator would steal government and charity funds to pay his son's debts and buy a vacation home.

Former Philadelphia Congressman Chaka Fattah sentenced to 10 years in prison.  Former U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah was sentenced Monday [12/12/2016] to 10 years in prison, one of the longest terms of incarceration ever imposed on a member of Congress for federal corruption crimes.  The Philadelphia Democrat remained stoic as U.S. District Judge Harvey Bartle III announced the prison term — half as long as the two decades Fattah spent in Congress.

Democratic ex-Congressman Chaka Fattah sentenced to ten years in prison.  Former Democratic Representative Chaka Fattah has been sentenced to ten years in prison after being found guilty of a litany of federal corruption charges.  Fattah, 60, was convicted in June for 22 charges including racketeering, money laundering, and mail and wire fraud.  On Monday [12/12/2016] he received ten years in prison.  That was the end result of a long campaign of corruption designed to pay back the illegal $1 million loan he took when trying to become mayor of his hometown of Philadelphia, CBS reported.

Andrew Cuomo's Top Aides and Donors Indicted On Corruption Charges.  An array of figures from Gov. Andrew Cuomo's inner circle — including a confidante so close the governor called him "my father's third son" — got slapped with a sweeping 14-count federal indictment today, which alleges they colluded in a pair of schemes to solicit bribes for state assistance and to rig economic development contracts for companies that gave to Cuomo's campaigns.  A grand jury gave crusading U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara the go-ahead to prosecute his case against Joseph Percoco, the governor's former campaign manager, deputy executive secretary, political fixer and body man, on charges he solicited bribes and a "low-show job" for his wife from two major Cuomo contributors.  In return, the federal government alleges Percoco pressured executive agencies and entities to offer assistance and loosen regulations for the companies' operations in New York State — and lied about the arrangement on disclosure forms.

NY Governor's top aides indicted on sweeping corruption charges.  We've discussed U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara here many times in the past.  His pursuit of government corruption wherever it may be found and the prosecution of those who betray the trust of the public has become legendary.  That's why, when he told reporters earlier this year that he detected an "air of corruption" in the executive branch of New York's state government people were rightly looking over their shoulders.  Now his work in that area is moving into high gear.  Bharara has made his case to a grand jury and been given the green light to take eight top aides and associates of Governor Andrew Cuomo to trial on charges of corruption.

Meltdown at Justice:  Attorney General Lynch Abdicated Her Duty in the Clinton Probes.  Fewer than three of 10 Americans trust government to do the right thing always or most of the time, Gallup reports, and the years since 2007 are "the longest period of low trust in government in more than 50 years."  The details emerging about the multiple investigations into Hillary Clinton explain a lot about this ebbing public confidence in institutions such as the Justice Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Feds Open Criminal Probe of Thornton Law Firm, Major Democratic Fundraiser.  Federal prosecutors in Boston have opened a grand jury investigation into potentially illegal campaign contributions from lawyers at the Thornton Law Firm, a leading donor to Democrats around the country, according to two people familiar with the probe.  The U.S. Attorney's office is one of three agencies now looking into the Boston-based personal injury firm's practice of reimbursing its partners for millions of dollars in political donations, according to the two people.  The law firm has insisted that the donations were legal, but, soon after the Globe and the Center for Responsive Politics revealed the firm's practice, politicians began returning hundreds of thousands of dollars in donations.

"Fast Eddie," ex-Chicago alderman, indicted again.  It's the second time for this guy, and he's a big deal, the former boss of the Cook County Regular Democratic Organization, otherwise known as "the Machine," Fast Eddie Vrdolyak. [...] The onetime 10th Ward alderman later switched to the Republican Party and he contributed to the destruction of the GOP in suburban Cook County, where it was once a potent political force.  Do you wonder why Illinois isn't trending red like Wisconsin and Michigan?  Fast Eddie is one of the reasons.

Massachusetts law firm donated $1.6M to Democrats including Hillary Clinton and received bonuses that matched their political donations in massive 'straw-donor scheme'.  A Massachusetts law firm has been accused of funneling funds to the Democrats through an massive and illegal straw-donor scheme.  A growing number of party politicians are now returning donations from Thornton Law after it was found that the firm's partners received bonuses that matched their political donations in what may be one of the largest schemes ever revealed.  An investigation found that partners donated nearly $1.6 million to mostly Democratic committees and candidates, including Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, from 2010 through 2014.  During that same period, the lawyers received $1.4 million listed as 'bonuses,' including more than 280 in amounts that precisely matched their donations.

Clinton Email Scandal Evokes Berger Burglary.  A Sandy Berger quality colors Hillary Clinton shielding her State Department emails from FOIA requests and Congressional subpoenas, but not foreign hackers, on a private server.  More than a decade ago, the late national security advisor to President Bill Clinton shoved documents from the National Archives down his pants and in his socks.  Under the guise of needing privacy for cell phone calls, he absconded from the archives with the material regarding terrorism and hid it under a construction trailer.  Later, he retrieved the papers to destroy the embarrassing contents.  Library larceny isn't normal behavior for an official at the highest level of government.  Neither is shielding public business on a private server.

Boston law firm accused of massive straw-donor scheme.  A small law firm that has given money to Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Sen. Harry Reid, President Obama and many others is accused of improperly funneling millions of dollars into Democratic Party coffers.  The program was exposed by the Center for Responsive Politics and the same team of Boston Globe investigative reporters featured in the movie "Spotlight."  The Thornton Law Firm has just 10 partners, but dollar for dollar, it's one of the nation's biggest political donors, reports CBS News correspondent Tony Dokoupil.

Hold Democrats Strictly Accountable for the Clintons.  The Democratic Party needs to pay an agonizing price for robust support of Hillary (Obama, too, for breaching national security by being on Hillary's private servers and lying about it). There's no wink and a nudge "this is just politics" excuse for Democrats.  You know, Reid and Democrats claiming just to be good soldiers.  That works in Washington, a city wallowing in cynicism — and with every new revelation, a capitol city riddled with corruption.  But elsewhere?  Not where honest citizens live.  The Democrats are colluding.  They're knowingly aiding and abetting Hillary's criminal conduct — multiple criminal actions, in fact.  Grave breaches of the law that very likely seriously compromised national security.  That's your safety and your family's.  The violations are obvious.  Democrats have no plausible excuses for backing the Clintons.

A $72-million apartment project.  Top politicians.  Unlikely donors.  No one is registered to vote at the run-down house on 223rd Street.  The living room window has been broken for months.  A grit-covered pickup sits in the dirt front yard with a flat tire.  Yet dozens of donations to local politicians — totaling more than $40,000 — have come from four of the people who have lived there over the last eight years.  Victor Blanco, a repairman originally from El Salvador, gave the most:  22 donations totaling $20,300 since 2008, according to contribution reports.  More than half that money went to U.S. Rep. Janice Hahn (D-Los Angeles) while she was pursuing local, state and federal office, according to contribution reports.

WikiLeaks: Tax Form Reveals John Podesta Continued Ties to Russian Energy Company After Claiming He Divested.  New WikiLeaks emails show Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta apparently maintained his connection to Russian government-backed Joule Unlimited long after he claimed to have severed ties and divested from the energy company.  As Breitbart news previously reported, Podesta obtained "75,000 common shares" from his membership on Joule's executive board.  He transferred those shares to his daughter, Megan Rouse, and designated her Dublin, California residence as the address for Leonidio Holdings LLC, the Delaware-based holding company that Podesta used to transfer his Joule shares.

A Warning, A Reminder, The Final Ten Days.  [Scroll down]  [T]here is nothing they will not do to retain their power.  Every social media platform that brings sunlight represents an existential threat to them.  Every voice that shares reality must be shut down, controlled and removed.  There is nothing they will not do to retain themselves.  There are trillions of dollars at stake.  You've seen it play out with censorship on Facebook and shadowbanning on Twitter.  However, that's small potatoes considering the scope of what they are capable of.  Shutting down YouTube to block visibility of Trump Rallies, and the voice therein, is no different.  Any action that can be taken to overwhelm the truth telling will be deployed.

They Knew:  The End of the Clinton Lies Begin.  When in doubt, the Clintons take refuge in the final lie that you may be able to prove that they did wrong, but not that they meant to do wrong.  That was Hillary's final email defense to the FBI.  Spliced with claims of memory loss due to a concussion was that old Sergeant Schultz favorite, "I know nothing."  But that defense completely falls apart once you prove that they did know.  That is what the leaked emails have begun doing.  They are establishing that the Sergeant Schultz defense is utterly hollow.  Cheryl Mills knew.  John Podesta knew.  Barack Obama knew.  And Hillary Clinton knew.  When Obama told a lie that could easily be disproven while trying to distance himself from Hillary, Mills quickly fired off a warning that he had better get his story straight.  And his people did.  That makes Obama complicit before and after the fact.  He knew what Hillary was doing when she was doing it.  And his people participated in the effort to cover it up afterward, not just to protect her, but to protect him.

Democrat Corruption is Much Worse Than Trump.  This week the [Wall Street] Journal revealed that Clinton crony Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe — no stranger to suspicious fund-raising irregularities — funneled more than half a million dollars to the unsuccessful state senate campaign of the wife of FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe.  McCabe, whom the Journal describes as FBI Director James Comey's "right-hand man," was deeply involved in the investigation into Hillary Clinton's email server — an investigation that found Mrs. Clinton in clear violation of the law but unindictable because... well, just because.  Fortunately, Mr. McCabe has investigated himself and found himself completely innocent of any wrongdoing!

Hillary Clinton's chain of command for dirty tricks.  If you put together data from James O'Keefe's two videos for Project Veritas Action (transcripts [elsew]here), you can see the actual organizational structure used by the Democratic Party for vote-stealing dirty tricks.

Kathleen Kane gets 10 to 23 months in jail, judge chides her for political 'ego'.  Former Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane was sentenced to up to two years behind bars followed by a probation that will keep her under court supervision for nearly a decade for crimes she committed in pursuit of retribution against political foes.  "This case is about ego — ego of a politician consumed with her image from Day One," Judge Wendy Demchick-Alloy said during Kane's sentencing Monday in Montgomery County Court.  "And instead of focusing solely on the business of fighting crime, her focus was on defeating these perceived enemies."

Former Pennsylvania Democratic AG Sentenced to 10-23 Months in Jail.  Pennsylvania's former Democratic Attorney General Kathleen Kane was sentenced to 10 to 23 months in jail for perjury and obstruction of justice that was a part of a political retaliation feud.  Kane, 50, had illegally disclosed details from a grand jury investigation to embarrass a rival and then lied about the incident under oath, local ABC affiliate WTAE reported.  The former attorney general was also sentenced to eight years of probation by Montgomery County Judge Wendy Demchick-Alloy.  "This case is about retaliation and revenge against perceived enemies who this defendant ... felt had embarrassed her in the press," Demchick-Alloy said during the sentencing.

Republicans claim 'collusion' after email appears to show DOJ, Clinton campaign contact.  Republicans accused the Hillary Clinton campaign and Obama Justice Department of "collusion" on Tuesday [10/11/2016] after an email surfaced from the latest WikiLeaks document dump indicating the Clinton camp got a heads-up from the DOJ about one of the former secretary of state's court cases.

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.

Trump Foundation Probe Shows NY AG Uses Office to Protect Clinton, Attack Her Political Foes.  Despite what you may hear from political talking heads, there is no question that this move by the Democratic New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's office is simply an extension of an ongoing, politically motivated probe into Donald Trump's charity.  It has previously been reported that it is no secret Schneiderman is a Hillary Clinton supporter.  Disclosures from 2015 show he donated $2,700 to Clinton's campaign, the maximum amount allowed under federal law.  He also serves on the Clinton campaign's leadership council for the state of New York.

Bridgeport State Rep. Christina Ayala arrested on 19 voting fraud charges.  State Rep. Christina "Tita" Ayala, D-Bridgeport, was arrested Friday [9/30/2016] on 19 voting fraud charges.  Ayala, 31, is accused of voting in local and state elections in districts she did not live, the Chief State's Attorney's Office said in a press release.  The arrest warrant affidavit also alleges Ayala provided fabricated evidence to state Election Enforcement Commission investigators that showed she lived at an address in a district where she voted while actually living outside the district, according to the release.  Ayala, who represents the 128th District, was elected in 2012, replacing her cousin, Andres Ayala, who was elected to the state Senate.  She chose to run for reelection earlier this year, despite the voting fraud investigation, but lost a four-way primary in August.

Tennessee Congressional Candidate Busted for Growing A Ton of Weed.  Flo Matheson wants to be elected to the 6th District congressional seat in Tennessee.  She also wants to smoke a [lot] of marijuana.  So now the question raised by Matheson is this:  Can she have it both ways?!?  On May 20, police officers in Crossville, Tennessee, raided the home of Matheson, a Democrat who is running in that state's Congressional primary.  According to authorities, they became aware of an indoor pot-growing operation on Matheson's property and therefore obtained a search warrant that covered her residence and a barn on her land.  The investigation turned up more than 180 marijuana plants and various kinds of equipment, says Steve Harrington, someone who lives on Matheson's property and admitted to growing the drug.

John Kerry Knew The State Department Funneled Millions To His Daughter's Charity.  Secretary of State John Kerry lauded a program run by his daughter's nonprofit as he announced an extension of its non-competitively awarded Department of State funding in 2014, The Daily Caller News Foundation has learned.  "What we're talking about here is a multi-million dollar effort that will strengthen the capacity of healthcare workers to deliver lifesaving HIV services," Kerry said in December 2014, at a World AIDS Day event.  "[I]t will build on the Global Health Service Partnership with Peace Corps and Seed Global Health."

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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.

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.

22 signs of Democrat Voter Fraud in 2012 Election.  [#1] According to the Election Protection Coalition, voters across the United States reported more than 70,000 voting problems by 5 PM Eastern time on election day.  [#2] There were 59 voting divisions in the city of Philadelphia where Mitt Romney did not receive a single vote.  In those voting divisions, the combined vote total was 19,605 for Barack Obama and 0 for Mitt Romney.  [#3] The overall voter turnout rate in Philadelphia was only about 60 percent.  But in the areas of Philadelphia where Republican poll watchers were illegally removed, the voter turnout rate was over 90% and Obama received over 99% of the vote.  Officials in Philadelphia have already ruled out an investigation.

Debbie Wasserman-Schultz Accused of Rigging Florida Primary.  Professional Clinton crony Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who was forced to resign as head of the Democratic National Committee after Wikileaks released emails from the party which showed that she rigged the presidential primaries for her friend Hillary Clinton, is now being accused by her local rival, Tim Canova, of rigging her own primary.  Tim Canova, a law professor and Democrat candidate running for Wasserman Schultz's House seat in Florida, sounded off on Twitter this afternoon [8/22/2016] where he accused his opponent of trying to influence people's votes and undermining his campaign.

Clinton-Connected Pennsylvania AG Found Guilty of 9 Felonies.  A jury on Monday night [8/15/2016] found Pennsylvania's Democratic attorney general Kathleen Kane guilty on nine felony counts stemming from her attempt to leak confidential information aimed at embarrassing Republican political rivals.  Kane, who became a rising political star thanks to support from Bill and Hillary Clinton, has been asked to resign by Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf (D.), and prosecutors say they are considering recommending prison time for Kane.

Chris Matthews Fails to Identify Disgraced Pennsylvania AG as a Democrat.  Imagine that a Republican state attorney general had been forced to resign after being convicted of perjury and obstruction of justice.  Now imagine how the story would have been played on MSNBC.  Fair to assume that the word "Republican" would have featured in the story's first sentence?  But in a stand-alone segment on today's Hardball on the forced resignation of Kathleen Kane, the Pennsylvania AG who was convicted on nine charges, host Chris Matthews failed to ever mention, and the screen graphics never revealed, that Kane is a Democrat.  Kane had illegally leaked secret grand jury documents to harm a rival prosecutor, then lied about it under oath.

Pennsylvania Democrat AG Kathleen Kane Found Guilty on All Counts in Perjury/Obstruction of Justice Prosecution.  Then she immediately began leaking derogatory information about the judge, bailiffs, and jurors.

Jury convicts Attorney General Kathleen Kane.  Attorney General Kathleen Kane, the state's top law enforcement officer and once an ascending star in politics, was convicted by a jury Monday [8/15/2016] of perjury and related charges for covering up a grand jury leak she orchestrated.  Gov. Tom Wolf called on Kane, 50, of Scranton to resign immediately.

Democrat AG, Kathleen Kane, Found Guilty on Nine Criminal Charges — Criminal Conspiracy, Perjury.  A Pennsylvania Jury found Democrat Attorney General Kathleen Kane guilty on nine criminal counts last night including conspiracy and perjury.  Elected to office in 2014, found guilty of criminal conspiracy in 2016.

PA Attorney General Kathleen Kane Faces Prison Time After Being Convicted of 9 Criminal Charges.  Pennsylvania's top prosecutor, Kathleen Kane, was found guilty of perjury and obstruction of justice on Monday evening [8/15/2016].  A jury found Kane guilty of a total of 9 criminal charges.  Kane, who once was a rising star in Democratic party, is facing mounting calls to resign as Pennsylvania Attorney General.  "We will continue this litigation we will continue this fight because we believe that our client has been wrongfully accused of misconduct," her defense attorney Gerald Shargel told media outside the court, according to CNN.

Historic! Another Top Clinton Supporter is Under Federal Investigation.  It's really weird how all these Democrats mysteriously find themselves under federal investigation during a Democrat administration.  It's almost as if they think they're above the law.

Feds investigating Mayor de Blasio's involvement in sale of Long Island College Hospital.  U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara is looking into Mayor de Blasio's involvement in the sale of Long Island College Hospital in Brooklyn, the [New York] Daily News has learned.  Bharara's office recently issued a subpoena to the State University of New York, which had owned the hospital, seeking all communications between the university system and City Hall regarding the sale of LICH dating to Jan. 2, 2014, when de Blasio took office, said two sources familiar with the matter.  One source close to SUNY confirmed the subpoena and said "the clear target seems to be de Blasio."  But the specifics of what Bharara is looking into were unclear.

DNC Shared Its Donor Appointment List With White House.  New details have emerged about a possible "pay-to-play" scheme that surfaced in the Democratic National Committee documents released by Wikileaks last week.  The Democratic National Committee's national finance director sent a White House official who handles personnel matters a list of Democratic donors that the DNC hand-picked for appointments to federal boards and commissions.  The Daily Caller reported earlier this week that Jordan Kaplan, the DNC finance director, sought guidance from his colleagues on what donors to choose for federal appointments.  Names were collected, and a spreadsheet entitled "Boards and Commissions" was created.

DNC Breaks Federal Law; Violation of Sec. 8 U.S. Code § 1324.  In their bizarre showcase of illegal aliens on the first day of their convention, Democrats not only shamelessly used a little girl for crass political reasons, they also managed to break federal immigration law — twice.  Karla Ortiz has appeared on television and in commercials telling Hillary Clinton how scared she is that her illegal immigrant mom will be deported.  In the ad — and again Monday night — we hear that Hillary told her that she would do the worrying for Karla.  Aww.  Karla then appeared Monday night [7/25/2016] on stage at the Democratic National Convention with her illegal-immigrant mother, Francesca.  In addition being a disgusting display of political pandering, this is also a violation of 8 U.S. Code § 1324.  The law makes it a felony to "conceal" or "harbor" any "alien" "including any means of transportation."

Lawyers Repeatedly Flagged Illicit Politicking by Dem Legal Strategy Group.  Democratic Party lawyers had to step in repeatedly to prevent illegal or prohibited political fundraising by a new Democratic National Committee group designed to coordinate legal strategy with hundreds of friendly attorneys, internal documents show.  Multiple proposed fundraising pitches by the new Democratic Lawyers Committee (DLC) invoked the names of high-ranking administration officials in what would have been violations of federal laws and White House policies against political activity by administration officials, according to emails between the group's top staffers and their attorneys.

Wasserman-Schultz's Opponent to File Complaint Accusing Her of Using DNC Resources for Reelection.  It seems that Debbie Wasserman-Schultz has been through quite a week.  Following the release of Wikileaks emails that show the DNC's general disdain for Bernie Sanders, Wasserman-Schultz will step down from her role as the chair of the DNC at the end of the convention.  In addition, she has minimized her role at the Democratic convention currently happening in Philadelphia.  Now, she faces a new challenge.  This time from her primary opponent in Florida, Tim Canova.  Canova has begun the process of filing a legal complaint against Wasserman-Schultz claiming that she misappropriated DNC resources to help in her reelection campaign in Florida.

A Guide to Buying Access at the Democratic National Convention.  Corporations, labor unions, and wealthy individuals can buy access to top Democratic policymakers at the party's convention in Philadelphia this week, according to internal documents detailing the perks that the party is offering to its wealthiest donors.  Political action committees that gave $90,000 to the Democratic National Committee between January 2015 and June 2016 will get two tickets to an "exclusive roundtable and campaign briefing with high-level Democratic officials," the documents reveal.  Political groups that donated at least $150,000 will get four tickets instead of two.  Native American tribes can get five tickets, but they must have donated at least $200,000.  PACs that gave at least $30,000 will also get access to "business roundtables and industry panels throughout the Convention."

Debbie Fired For Collusion and Corruption — Instantly Hired By Hillary.  You can't make this stuff up!  Debbie Wasserman Schultz steps down/gets fired for colluding with the media and others to crush Bernie.  She becomes the picture of all things corrupt, but Hillary instantly hires her on for the campaign.  That is the kind of resumé Hillary appreciates.

Leaked DNC Documents Show Plans To Reward Big Donors With Federal Appointments.  Democratic National Committee documents recently released by WikiLeaks include spreadsheets and emails that appear to show party officials planning which donors and prominent fundraisers to provide with appointments to federal boards and commissions.  The documents, which were circulated among top DNC officials in April, could raise legal questions for the party, says Ken Boehm, the chairman of the National Legal and Policy Center, a government watchdog group.  "The disclosed DNC emails sure look like the potential Clinton Administration has intertwined the appointments to federal government boards and commissions with the political and fund raising operations of the Democratic Party," Boehm told The Daily Caller.

Team of Grifters:  Tim Kaine Reinforces 'Crooked' Hillary's Weaknesses on Cronyism, Corruption.  Hillary Clinton may have selected Sen. Tim Kaine (R-VA) as her running mate to help her appeal to blue-collar men, but her selection only reinforces her biggest weaknesses with voters.  In an election cycle in which voters are revolting against career politicians like Clinton who play by a different set of rules and are associated with cronyism and corruption, Kaine is none other than a lifelong politician who accepted lavish gifts while he was Virginia's governor and lieutenant governor.

Kaine accepted clothes, vacation as gifts.  Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine took advantage of the state's lax gift laws to receive an $18,000 Caribbean vacation, $5,500 in clothes and a trip to watch George Mason University play in the NCAA basketball Final Four during his years as lieutenant governor and governor, according to disclosures he filed.  Now a leading contender to be Hillary Clinton's running mate, Kaine reported more than $160,000 in gifts from 2001 to 2009, mostly for travel to and from political events and conferences, according to disclosures compiled by the Virginia Public Access Project.  The givers included political supporters, a drug company that soon after bought a facility in Virginia, and Dominion, the state's biggest provider of electricity.

Hillary Veep Pick Eagerly Accepted $160,000 in "Gifts" as Virginia Governor.  Has there ever been a more corrupt, venal and destructive ticket than this particular Democrat offering?

Mike Brown's Mom Robs & Beats Her Mother-In-Law, Still Slated To Speak at DNC.  Look who is going to be speaking at the DNC this year for Hillary.  This isn't too surprising, considering the fact that the Democrats have a criminal openly running for President.

Labor Secretary Misrepresented Grandfather's Ties to Dominican Dictator.  Labor Secretary Tom Perez, one of Hillary Clinton's top choices for vice president, misrepresented his grandfather's relationship to a Dominican dictator, according to a report.  Perez has lauded his grandfather, Rafael Brache, for "standing on the right side of history" against the brutal regime of Rafael Trujillo in the Dominican Republic.  He said that Brache was expelled for speaking out against the regime, but a new Wall Street Journal investigation revealed that Brache exited the country after years of support for the regime.  "In his comments, Mr. Perez rarely, if ever, mentions that Mr. Brache was one of the dictator's champions during at least the first five years of his repressive three-decade regime, a fact documented in dozens of cables, letters and memos in public archives in the U.S. and the Dominican Republic," the article states.

Clinton Foundation Corruption Should Be Next for the FBI.  North Florida-based Congresswoman Corinne Brown is the latest Clinton superdelegate to receive an indictment for corruption and ethics violations.  Brown allegedly received $800,000 from an organization called One Door For Education under false pretenses that the funds would be used for charitable purposes.  One Door For Education touts itself as a nonprofit, but is not legally registered as such.  Brown is just one of several Clinton superdelegates to recently be exposed for fraudulent activity.  Late last month, Congressman Chaka Fattah was convicted on charges of racketeering, corruption and stealing charitable funds.  Sen. Bob Menendez, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Gov. Dannel Malloy and the former Virginia governor who served as Clinton's 2008 campaign chair, Terry McAuliffe, are also in the midst of corruption probes.

NYC could be on verge of making the worst kind of history.  As they seek to prove big crimes, prosecutors must present large amounts of evidence, some of it complex.  But persuading juries also requires a simple theory of the case that shows how the evidence fits together, and the best way to do that is it give jurors catchy details to help them understand the narrative — and find the defendants guilty.  By that standard, prosecutors are hitting the motherlode in the ballooning New York corruption scandal.  Among the seal-the-deal details are elves and hookers, garbage bags and fancy Italian bags, a private jet and a private lane in the Lincoln Tunnel.  Prosecutors allege, for example, that a cash kickback was delivered in a Salvatore Ferragamo bag, and that businessmen wearing elf hats delivered expensive Christmas presents to police officers' homes.

Congressman Chaka Fattah receives his walking papers.  Earlier this week, John [Sexton] covered the end to the Pennsylvania trial of Congressman Chaka Fattah and his conviction on multiple counts of racketeering and fraud.  One would expect that with such a result, Fattah would quickly depart the scene, sparing his constituents and his colleagues in the lower chamber any further embarrassment.  But Fattah initially offered his resignation for October 3rd, the day before he's to be sentenced.  That didn't sit well with the Speaker of the House, and facing the possibility of more severe measures, he quickly suggested some sort of compromise might be in order.

Congressman Chaka Fattah guilty on all charges in corruption case.  The veteran Pennsylvania congressman was convicted Tuesday [6/21/2016] in a month-long racketeering case that largely centered on various efforts to repay an illegal $1 million campaign loan related to his unsuccessful 2007 mayoral bid.

Clinton Superdelegate Chaka Fattah Found Guilty on Corruption Charges.  Rep. Chaka Fattah (D., Pa.), a Hillary Clinton superdelegate, was convicted on Tuesday on corruption charges stemming from a racketeering conspiracy in which the congressman and four associates misappropriated thousands of dollars from federal, campaign, and charitable sources.  Fattah and four associates were indicted in July 2015 on 29 corruption charges including racketeering, bribery, money laundering, mail and wire fraud, bank fraud, and falsification of records, among other charges.  The Department of Justice said Fattah took an illegal $1 million loan from his failed Philadelphia mayoral bid in 2007 and disguised it as a loan to his consulting company.

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.

Luis Gutierrez Paid His Wife Over $300,000 From Campaign Funds.  Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D., Ill.) has paid his wife and daughters hundreds of thousands of dollars from his campaign's coffer since 2010, according to campaign finance data.  Gutierrez, who was first elected to Congress in 1993, brought his wife, Soraida Gutierrez, onto his campaign's payroll six years ago to act as his office manager, treasurer, and fundraiser.  Soraida Gutierrez was a registered lobbyist in the state of Illinois from 2003 to 2009 before joining Gutierrez for Congress.  She has since raked in more than $300,000 for her work on behalf of the committee while being the top recipient of campaign cash in three cycles since stepping into her role.

4 NYPD officials busted in de Blasio fundraising probe.  Four NYPD officials — including three high-ranking cops — have been busted as part of the sweeping federal corruption probe rocking the police department and Mayor Bill de Blasio's office, federal prosecutors announced Monday [6/20/2016].  "It is a heartbreaking thing," Manhattan US Attorney Preet Bharara said.  "An officer who betrays his badge betrays every honorable officer."  Deputy Chief Michael Harrington, Deputy Inspector James Grant and Sgt. David Villanueva were arrested at their homes at 6 a.m.  Monday by FBI agents and hauled into 26 Federal Plaza in lower Manhattan, sources said.  Officer Richard Ochetal has already pleaded guilty to accepting bribes in exchange for expediting gun permit applications, prosecutors revealed.

Former DC mayor returns to council after federal probes.  Two years after he lost his bid for a second term as District of Columbia mayor amid a federal corruption probe, Vincent Gray has assured himself a return to elected office in the nation's capital.

Al Sharpton still too busy to pay his taxes.  MSNBC host and perpetual race agitator Al Sharpton certainly gets around quite a bit.  Any time there's any sort of Black Lives Matter protest or urban unrest with a race relations twist, Sharpton seems to appear within hours as if by magic.  So busy is the man's schedule that he apparently still can't find time to sit down with an accountant and clear up more than a half million dollars in unpaid taxes which the IRS has been pestering him about for some time now.

The Rule Of Law Is Dead.  Note that this is not just about possible security problems; there is apparently evidence that Hillary and Bill used their "family foundation" to sell influence including to foreign entities and in fact there are people speculating that she won't just be indicted related to mishandling classified information (which I remind you can and often does get people killed) but possibly on racketeering charges — that is, just like the mob!  Yet 71% of Democrat voters say this doesn't matter and she should keep running even if indicted on such charges.

50% Say Clinton Should Keep Running Even If Indicted.  Most continue to believe likely Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton is a lawbreaker, but half of all voters also say a felony indictment shouldn't stop her campaign for the presidency.  The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 43% of Likely U.S. Voters think Clinton should immediately stop campaigning if she is charged with a felony in connection with her use of a private e-mail server while secretary of State.  Fifty percent (50%), however, think she should continue running until a court determines her guilt or innocence.

Under investigation, Mayor de Blasio's administration is acting like it has plenty to hide.  As investigations of New York City mayor Bill de Blasio's administration deepen, his denials and obfuscations are becoming increasingly disconnected from reality.  The first-term Democrat is now retailing straight balderdash and trying to bluster his way through a thickening bramble of ethical questions.  The besieged mayor continues to defend his use of the Campaign for One New York, a nonprofit that took millions of dollars from his progressive allies, many of whom sought (and received) favors from the city.

Why Are the Clintons Always Under Investigation?  [Scroll down]  The Clintons, it might be noted, are not the only ones to be involved in a fresh time of troubles.  They extend to their former consigliere Terry McAuliffe, who is Governor of Virginia and former head of the Democratic National Committee.  McAuliffe was a dynamo as a fundraiser for the Clintons.  Now he's under federal investigation for campaign contributions.  The Justice Department, as part of its investigation, is apparently examining McAuliffe's work as a board member of the Clinton Global Initiative, itself a dubious organization that has accepted contributions from some very questionable customers.  Apparently 120 donors gave to both McAuliffe and the Clinton foundation.

FBI investigation of McAuliffe leaked: why?  The stunning news that the FBI has been investigating Virginia Governor (and key Clinton Machine operative) Terry McAuliffe for a year is widely seen as an ominous sign for Hillary Clinton's campaign. [...] A former chair of the Democratic National Committee, McAuliffe raised a then-unprecedented $275 million for the Clintons in the 20th century, and set a record for a single night fundraiser with $26 million.  He also personally guaranteed the mortgage on the Chappaqua mansion purchased by the Clintons for their post-presidency residence, when they were, according to Hillary, "dead broke."  The term "bagman" has been applied to him for years, particularly since he has made no secret of his pattern of mixing politics and his personal business interests.

McAuliffe: That Donation from a Chinese Parliament Member Was Totally Legal!  Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe said his reaction was "shock" when he learned the FBI was investigating donations to his 2013 campaign.  He must be the only person in Virginia who was.

McAuliffe Shields Clintons: 'This Has Nothing to Do With the Clinton Foundation'.  The governor of Virginia, Terry McAuliffe, is responding to news of him being under federal investigation by shielding his close associates, Hillary and Bill Clinton.  McAuliffe told reporters, "this has nothing to do with the Clinton Foundation.  This was an allegation of a gentleman who gave a check to my campaign.  I didn't bring the donor in.  I didn't bring him into the Clinton Foundation.  I'm not sure if I've ever met the person."

First 'Clinton Cash' Domino to Fall:  FBI Investigating Hillary Bagman Terry McAuliffe.  Close Clinton operative Terry McAuliffe is under federal investigation for campaign contributions from a Chinese billionaire who has also donated $2 million to the Clinton Foundation.

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.

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe under federal investigation for campaign contributions.  Virginia Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe is the subject of an ongoing investigation by the FBI and prosecutors from the Justice Department's public integrity unit, U.S. officials briefed on the probe say.  The investigation dates to at least last year and has focused, at least in part, on whether donations to his gubernatorial campaign violated the law, the officials said.  McAuliffe wasn't notified by investigators that he is a target of the probe, according to the officials.

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe under investigation by DOJ over possible illegal campaign contributions.  Federal officials are investigating whether Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe's 2013 campaign accepted illegal campaign contributions, sources familiar with the investigation confirmed Monday [5/23/2016] to Fox News.  The Democratic governor and Clinton ally is the target of a Justice Department investigation into whether he violated campaign finance laws.  The probe, first reported by CNN, involves a $120,000 donation from Chinese businessman Wang Wenliang through his U.S. businesses.  U.S. election law prohibits foreign nationals to donate to political races.

13 Incompetent Failures in the Obama Administration.  [#4] Well before he became secretary of State, John Kerry profited from the Obama administration.  While he was helping to craft Obamacare, the Massachusetts senator bought stock in a pharmaceuticals company which would benefit from the law.  He also bought shares in a medical device manufacturer — a company whose stock rose 71 percent when the bill passed.  Finally, Kerry and his wife sold off their investments in United Health and Wellpoint, two of the healthcare providers which ended up losing big from Obamacare.

De Blasio shields cronies in 'corruption' coverup.  Besieged by federal and state investigators, Mayor Bill de Blasio turned Nixonian Thursday and declared five of his closest outside confidants exempt from public disclosure laws when they advise him on running the city.  His administration extended the stunning "agents of the city" privilege to BerlinRosen co-founder Jonathan Rosen; Hilltop Public Solutions partners Nicholas Baldick and Bill Hyers; and AKPD partner John Del Cecato.  All four worked on de Blasio's political campaigns.  Also included was Patrick Gaspard, US ambassador to South Africa and a former political operative at SEIU Local 1199.

Pa. Democrats set to host national convention amid 'endemic' party corruption in state.  Pennsylvania Democrats, no strangers to corruption, are surpassing their own dirty reputations as they prepare to host the Democratic National Convention this summer in Philadelphia.  There's Rep. Chaka Fattah, an 11-term Democrat from Philadelphia whose trial opens Monday [5/16/2016] in federal court on charges of bribery, concealment of unlawful campaign contributions and theft of charitable and federal funds.  Voters took the rare step in the Democratic primary last month of voting out Mr. Fattah, the longest-serving black congressman in Pennsylvania's history.

Alan Grayson Loses it on MSNBC Host for Bringing Up Ethics Violations.  Alan Grayson is a hero of online liberals — or at least, he was the last time I read a liberal blog, which has been some years. [...] He's also running for the Florida Senate Seat as an "insurgent" candidate against establishment favorite Patrick Murphy.  Grayson went on MSNBC today with how Joy Reid — hardly a hostile interview for liberals — and absolutely lost his smarmy mind when Reid asked him some basic questions:  [Video clip]

Flint: Never let crisis dollars go to waste.  Death and taxes are said to be life's only certainties, but you can also pretty much count on bureaucrats to care little about doing their jobs well and on politicians to cash in on every crisis.  Government had already let down Flint, Mich. badly enough.  But a new lawsuit alleges that Mayor Karen Weaver, hailed as a champion for her city during its water crisis, siphoned money out of a pool intended to fix the city's tainted water problem into her political action committee.  This accusation will be tested in court.

Feds want corrupt ex-Sen. John Sampson to spend 87 months in jail.  Federal prosecutors are recommending a jail term of 87 months for ex-state Sen. John Sampson when he is sentenced next week in Brooklyn Federal Court.  The once-powerful Democrat was convicted last year of obstructing a mortgage fraud probe involving a deep-pocketed crony of Sampson's who had loaned money to the Brooklyn politician, and lying to the FBI.

Corruption probe into Cuomo, de Blasio expands.  There'[s] been an interesting twist in the ongoing corruption investigation swirling around New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Governor Andrew Cuomo.  The Mayor has apparently had enough of all these pesky questions and he's no longer going to cooperate with any such lines of inquiry.  That might not normally be newsworthy since these are no doubt uncomfortable questions to answer, but the unique aspect of the story is who the Mayor is blaming.

Ex-NY Speaker Sheldon Silver sentenced to 12 years in prison for corruption.  Sheldon Silver, longtime Democratic politician and former speaker of the New York State Assembly, was sentenced to 12 years in prison for corruption by a federal judge on Tuesday [5/3/2016].  Silver was also ordered to pay $1.75 million in fines.  The 72-year-old lawyer and longtime representative of Lower Manhattan was found guilty last November of fraud, extortion and money laundering.  In addition to trading favors with local real estate developers, it was determined that Silver found jobs for two women he had extramarital affairs with.

From Albany to Prison:  Ex-Lawmakers on Life Behind Bars.  In May, three more corrupt New York State lawmakers are expected to join the jumpsuited ranks, three more cautionary tales from a State Legislature with no apparent shortage of them.

De Blasio staffers slapped with subpoenas as scandal deepens.  Mayor Bill de Blasio received a rude awakening from federal investigators — who slapped City Hall, including three members of Hizzoner's inner circle, with subpoenas amid a growing probe of his shady fundraising, sources confirmed to The [New York] Post on Wednesday [4/27/2016].  De Blasio's most trusted aide, Emma Wolfe, his top fundraiser, Ross Offinger, and a consulting firm that has run his campaigns were all served with the legal papers, sources said.

How de Blasio ran political campaigns out of City Hall.  Bill de Blasio and his team brazenly ran political campaigns straight out of City Hall, according to state investigators.  The administration was still reeling Saturday from a state Board of Elections memo that alleged City Hall made "willful and flagrant" violations of campaign finance law by steering unions and deep-pocketed donors to indirectly funnel hundreds of thousands of dollars to three upstate Democrats running for the state Senate.  The big-money donors would cut six-digit checks to county Democratic committees, which would then send the money to the campaigns, thus circumventing legal caps on contributions.

The mayor is going down!  Less than a week ago, Mayor de Blasio was offering aid to Ecuadorians after the earthquake there.  Now a political earthquake is rocking City Hall and the mayor is the one who needs help.  The report from the state Board of Elections that accuses him and his team of "willful and flagrant" violations of campaign-finance laws immediately changes everything.  The veneer of business as usual is shredded.

De Blasio team skirted campaign donation limits; investigators found 'willful and flagrant' violations 'warranting prosecution'.  The head investigator for the state Board of Elections probed the 2014 fundraising efforts by Mayor de Blasio and his team on behalf of the Senate Democrats and found enough "willful and flagrant" violations to warrant a criminal referral to the Manhattan DA's office.  The Daily News obtained a bombshell memo state Board of Elections Chief Enforcement Officer Risa Sugarman sent to the board's four commissioners on Jan. 4 recommending the referral.

Ex-Congressman Mel Reynolds, facing tax charges, gets locked up.  A misdemeanor tax case against an ex-congressman delivered yet another twist Wednesday [4/20/2016] when a federal judge locked up former U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds.  U.S. District Judge John Darrah gave Reynolds six days last week to find a place to live where he could be put on electronic monitoring.  Reynolds said Wednesday he had failed to do so, but he asked for time to keep looking.  He also announced plans to represent himself.

NYPD officers shared prostitute in private jet funded by businessman in corruption probe, reports say.  Several New York police officials have been accused of having sex with a prostitute dressed as an air hostess while travelling on a private plane paid for by a city businessman at the heart of a federal corruption probe.  The prostitute is said to have enacted a "Coffee, tea, or me?" routine during both legs of a return trip to Las Vegas, informed sources told the New York Post.  The private plane was reportedly paid for by Jona Rechnitz, one of two businessmen with ties to Mayor Bill de Blasio who is being investigated over gifts made to five high ranking police officers.

City Hall squirming as corruption scandal widens.  Well, that didn't take long:  Mayor de Blasio has now lawyered up in the ever-widening federal corruption probe by US Attorney Preet Bharara.  To be sure, attorney Barry Berke officially represents the mayor's 2013 election campaign, and he was officially asked only to reach out to Bharara's office and offer to help "in any way that we can.  But it's another sign that things may be getting increasingly uncomfortable for the folks at City Hall.

De Blasio handling corruption scandal like a true scoundrel.  [Scroll down]  Cops are all-too familiar with double standards.  They're usually held to the highest test of integrity while also considered the most expendable in a political crisis.  That strikes me as foolishness compounded.  Yet corruption has little to do with fairness and everything to do with power.  And to hear de Blasio talk, he is far too big to be held to the same rules as the little people, cops included.

NYPD corruption scandal leads straight to de Blasio.  As Bob Dylan told us long ago, "You don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows."  These days, a foul wind blows from City Hall.  With subpoenas issued, investigations spreading and at least one federal grand jury at work, the question isn't whether Bill de Blasio's administration has a corruption problem.  The questions are how big is the problem, how many agencies are tainted and how high up the pecking order does it go?  The preliminary answers are worrisome.  A small army of investigators, including the FBI, is on the hunt, and all roads appear to lead straight to Mayor Putz.

Office of Congressional Ethics calls for full investigation of Alan Grayson.  Last month Ed [Morrissey] noted that the House Ethics Committee was opening an investigation into apparent moonlighting by Democratic Rep. Alan Grayson.  Tuesday, the Office of Congressional Ethics published a 74-page report detailing its findings recommending the committee undertake a full investigation of multiple allegations against Grayson.

Ethics report: Florida Democrat Grayson likely violated House rules.  A congressional review panel said Tuesday [4/5/2016] that Florida Democratic Rep. Alan Grayson likely violated House rules in his business activities and use of congressional staff, as the separate House Ethics Committee moved to extend its probe.  Grayson, who is running for the Senate seat being vacated by ex-GOP presidential candidate Marco Rubio, is being scrutinized regarding a hedge fund he started when he was not a member of Congress and for allegedly using his congressional staff for unofficial business.

Dem Donors Plead Guilty to $33 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme.  Five individuals who have donated to Democratic politicians pleaded guilty to a scheme that drained Medicare out of $33 million dollars.  Two physicians and three owners of hospice and home care companies based out of Detroit, Mich., were charged on June 18, 2015 as part of the largest Medicare fraud case in history for submitting fraudulent claims for home health care and hospice services that were either not provided or deemed medically unnecessary.  The elaborate operation revolved around Muhammad Tariq, Shahid Tahir, and Manawar Javed — the owners of the home health care and hospice companies — paying kickbacks and bribes to physicians for referrals to their companies that included A Plus Hospice and Palliative Care, At Home Hospice, and At Home Network Inc.

Clinton superdelegate disbarred while awaiting prison sentencing - still a superdelegate.  Just a quick update on the superdelegate situation for the Democrats this evening.  Normally we'd be talking about which of the army of superdelegates is backing which candidate or how they might make the process a tad bit more democratic in nature, but this story has to do with who will (or more to the point, won't) be attending the festivities in Philadelphia.  You may recall that we earlier talked about one of Hillary Clinton's long time friends and supporters who also happens to be a superdelegate, Sheldon Silver.  The disgraced former Speaker of the State Assembly in New York was previously convicted of a raft of corruption charges and is currently awaiting sentencing where he could receive up to 130 years behind bars.

Australians say they were paid by Labor Party to work for Sanders.  Young Australians say they are being paid to work for Sen. Bernard Sanders' campaign by the Australian Labor Party in what appears to be a violation of U.S. election law, according to an undercover video released Thursday [2/25/2016].  The footage captured by Project Veritas Action shows three campaign volunteers discussing how they received compensation from the Australian Labor Party — including airfare, housing and a daily stipend — in order to help Mr. Sanders' bid for the Democratic presidential nomination.

Feds Flag Thousands of Illegal Bernie Sanders Contributions.  Thousands of contributions to Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders' campaign in January violated federal campaign finance laws, election regulators said on Thursday [2/25/2016].  The Federal Election Commission sent a letter to the Democratic presidential candidate's campaign committee on Thursday with a 90-page spreadsheet listing 3,457 "excessive, prohibited, and impermissible contributions."  The campaign's January financial disclosure filing listed contributions from foreign nationals and unregistered political committees, the FEC said.  Other contributions came from donors who exceeded the $2,700 per-election limit.

The H-Factor in voter turnout.  Think about this situation:  not only do the Democratic Party insist on running a candidate who is hands down the most reviled woman in America, but they insist on doing so in the face of revelations that would already have required any other candidate to step down and retire from all politics.  But those Democrat power brokers are so hell-bent on their party electing the first female president that they'll even support a candidate who, were she Jane Doe, would be facing multiple federal felony charges and likely serious prison time.  Hillary has had a lot of time since Bill left office to make lucrative promises to a lot of powerful people, so that those folks have a clear interest in seeing her made president, criminal or no — in fact, probably even better if she is, because she'll be easier to manipulate.  And that, folks, is who the Democrats think should be our next president.

Ex-Calif. State Sen. Leland Yee, gun control champion, heading to prison for weapons trafficking.  On the surface, the story of Leland Yee looks like a precipitous fall from grace.  The 67-year-old had risen steadily in the ranks of Bay Area politics since the late 80s, when he was elected to the San Francisco School Board.  He then went on to sit on the city's Board of Supervisors and in the state Assembly.  The latter role saw him become the first Asian American speaker pro tem in 2004, making him the second-highest ranking Democrat in the California assembly at the time.

Ex-state Sen. Leland Yee gets 5 years in prison in corruption case.  A federal district judge sentenced former state Sen. Leland Yee, a San Francisco Democrat, to five years in prison Wednesday [2/24/2016] for trading political favors for campaign contributions.  He was also fined $20,000.  Yee admitted in a plea deal that he was part of a racketeering conspiracy that involved exchanging official acts for money, conspiring to traffic in weapons and money laundering.  Specifically, Lee promised an undercover FBI agent favors in return for campaign contributions.

Iowa Democratic party altered precinct's caucus results during chaotic night.  In Grinnell Ward 1, the precinct where elite liberal arts college Grinnell College is located, 19 delegates were awarded to Bernie Sanders and seven were awarded to Hillary Clinton on caucus night.  However, the Iowa Democratic party decided to shift one delegate from Sanders to Clinton on the night and did not notify precinct secretary J Pablo Silva that they had done so.  Silva only discovered that this happened the next day, when checking the precinct results in other parts of the county.  The shift of one delegate at a county convention level would not have significantly affected the ultimate outcome of the caucus, but rather, it raises questions about the Iowa Democratic party's management of caucus night.

That Smell Isn't the Ethanol.  Sixteen years after the chad-diviners of Florida we now have the coin-flippers of Iowa.  The Des Moines Register, which endorsed Hillary Clinton pre-caucus, is post-caucus calling for a "complete audit" of the vote to establish whether she actually won it — as the maniacal cackler has been going around bragging about ever since.  I would say it is almost certain that she did not win it.  But whether anyone can know for sure is more doubtful.  The Democrats run their end of the Iowa caucus as a folksier version of the union block vote in the old British Labour Party.  No actual vote tallies are released, just the numbers of SDEs — or "state delegate equivalents".

The Iowa Democratic Party Chair Refusing To Review Caucus Results Is A HUGE Hillary Supporter.  The Iowa Democratic party chair who is refusing to release raw vote totals from Monday's state caucuses is a long-time Hillary Clinton supporter who donated to the politician's various campaigns and who reportedly drives a Buick with the license plate "HRC 2016."  Dr. Andrea "Andy" McGuire has shot down calls to review vote tallies from Monday's contest despite Clinton's razor-thin win over Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.  The former secretary of state squeaked by the democratic socialist, hauling in 49.9 percent of state delegate equivalents versus Sanders' 49.6 percent.

The Bill Clinton effect: Behind the left's sex-harassment problem.  News of rampant sexual harassment at a leading progressive public relations firm seems to have surprised some on the Left:  How can enlightened liberals, so staunchly committed to women's equality and progress, allow old-school sexism and abuse of power to persist?  How could FitzGibbon Media, which represented MoveOn.org, NARAL Pro-Choice America, and the AFL-CIO, have a CEO sending text messages asking for dirty pictures from female underlings?  Conservatives shouldn't start throwing stones:  There are plenty of cads in every political party.  Yet progressives really shouldn't be surprised that such behavior exists in liberal enclaves; in fact, there's reason to suspect there may be more mistreatment of women by the Left than the Right.  It's a phenomenon I call "the Bill Clinton effect."

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.

90 percent of New Yorkers think Albany is corrupt.  Ninety percent of New Yorkers believe Albany is corrupt and two-thirds believe there are problems with the elected officials representing their hometowns and cities. [...] Some 84 percent of voters want to take pensions away from pols who are convicted of crimes related to their official obligation to serve the public.  Sixty-two percent of voters polled want the state to close an LLC loophole that allows companies to skirt campaign contribution limits by setting up shadowy limited liability corporations that donate to candidates and increase influence on lawmakers.

Supreme Court will review corruption conviction of former Va. governor Robert McDonnell.  The Supreme Court will decide whether former Virginia governor Robert F. McDonnell was rightly convicted of corruption for his efforts on behalf of a businessman who bestowed money and gifts on the governor and his family.  The court announced Friday [1/15/2016] that it would intervene in the long-running saga of McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, and the case provides the justices a fresh opportunity to define what kind of political conduct crosses the line into criminal behavior.

Prosecutors will drop case against former Va. governor Robert McDonnell.  Federal prosecutors will not attempt to retry former Virginia governor Robert F. McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, on corruption charges, ending a years-long saga that rocked the commonwealth's political class and cut short the rise of a Republican Party star.  The conclusion came unceremoniously, as prosecutors filed one-paragraph documents telling a federal appeals court they would move to dismiss the indictments.  It means that the McDonnells — who have always maintained they did nothing illegal — will avoid criminal convictions and prison time.

Sanders and Wife Steered Campaign, Nonprofit Money to Family and Friends.  Bernie Sanders and his wife have on numerous occasions steered money from organizations under their control to friends and family members, public records show.  The payments benefitted the wife of the Democratic presidential candidate, his stepdaughter, and the son of a former colleague in city government whom Sanders has described as a close friend.  Sanders, a self-described socialist, is now running for the presidency on an anti-corruption platform, decrying public officials' attempts to use their positions for personal financial gain.  Following 16 years as a member of the House, Sanders was elected to the Senate in 2006.  His political campaigns were an early vehicle for payments to his family members.  According to Jane O'Meara Sanders, the senator's wife, Sanders' House campaigns paid her more than $90,000 for consulting and ad placement services from 2002 to 2004.  She pocketed about $30,000 of that money.

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.

Liberalism and Optional Law.  The sad reality is that rule of law — that the laws apply equally to all Americans — no longer exists in America.  Obama's imperial presidency, sanctuary cities, and the liberal establishments refusal to enforce laws they don't like means that the law does not apply equally, even in principle, to all Americans.  Some cite the Constitutional remedies such as impeachment but the reality is that the liberal politicians have no honor and will support their own no matter what, as they did when Bill Clinton committed perjury to protect himself from sexual-harassment charges.

How Political Machines End.  Ross Douthat, writing in the New York Times ruefully writes "I simply do not believe that the Obama Justice Department is going to indict the former secretary of state and Democratic front-runner for mishandling classified information, even if the offenses involved would have sunk a lesser figure's career or landed her in jail."  The observation is almost tantamount to arguing that the rule of law no longer exists; that the political class can literally do whatever it wants.

Albany's protection racket could be straight out of the Mafia.  New Yorkers who are cynical about the cesspool otherwise known as Albany are getting vindication these days.  The separate but simultaneous corruption trials of the former leaders of the Legislature are revealing a culture even more rotten than we knew.  Democrat Sheldon Silver, the former speaker of the Assembly, and Republican Dean Skelos, the former Senate majority leader, stand accused of being greedy serial manipulators who used their power to enrich themselves and their families.

Morning Joe Panel Says [the] DNC [is] Rigging [the] Primary for Hillary Clinton.  The panel on MSNBC's Morning Joe harshly criticized the Democratic National Committee on Monday [11/21/2015] for trying to protect Hillary Clinton and ensure she receives the Democratic party's presidential nomination.  While discussing Saturday night's Democratic presidential debate, co-host Mika Brzezinski asked, "There isn't really a nomination fight, is there?  The way this is set up."  Her co-host Joe Scarborough shook his head in agreement before saying to BBC's Katty Kay, "If the Democrats, I think, for the first time in the history of modern politics — and I'm serious — you had a political party take every measure they could for Americans not to see their candidates."

Dean Skelos, Ex-New York Senate Leader, and His Son Are Convicted of Corruption.  Dean G. Skelos, the former majority leader of the New York Senate, and his son were found guilty of federal corruption charges on Friday [12/11/2015], a quick and devastating follow-up punch to the State Capitol, which has seen two entrenched leaders convicted and removed from office in less than two weeks.  The jury in Federal District Court in Manhattan took roughly eight hours over two days to reach its verdict against Senator Skelos, 67, and his son, Adam B. Skelos, 33, finding them guilty of all eight bribery, extortion and conspiracy counts.

New Mexico secretary of state resigns, enters guilty plea.  New Mexico Secretary of State Dianna Duran pleaded guilty to embezzlement and other charges Friday after abruptly resigning amid a fraud investigation that alleges she siphoned thousands of dollars from her election account and withdrew the money at casinos around the state.

The So-What Democrats Shrug Off A Serious Charge.  Hillary Clinton has not been charged with a crime.  But the appearance of wrongdoing is strong enough to warrant an investigation.  Yet Democrats just brush it all off, saying there's nothing here to see. [...] Even if Democrats believe Clinton did nothing wrong with her email, shouldn't they have some concerns about how she handled the terrorist attacks in Benghazi?  They should.  But they don't.

Why isn't this a bribe?  This story has all the elements of Democrat establishment corruption:  an entrepreneur seeking affirmative action preferences, a congressman who is also a preacher, and a nonprofit organization receiving the money.

America's Six Worst Attorneys General.  State attorneys general (AGs) are their state's chief lawyer, tasked with representing state agencies in court, defending state laws, and giving legal advice to state officials.  But in recent years, many AGs have taken on a role as self-serving politicians who neglect these duties and instead seek to expand their own power — from using their office to enrich themselves or their trial lawyer friends to filing lawsuits attacking political opponents or law-abiding businesses.  These and other AG abuses are chronicled in the Competitive Enterprise Institute's latest report, The Nation's Worst State Attorneys General 2015, which names six of the worst offenders.

Has the DOJ Silenced Bob Menendez on the Iran Deal?  On Monday night [8/24/2015], the Department of Justice brought the hammer down on Senator Bob Menendez.  Reportedly in response to the senator's frequent dismissals of the indictment against him as being based on flimsy evidence and FBI's systematic efforts to mislead a New Jersey grand jury, the DOJ submitted a blistering filing that could — and quite possibly should — imperil the Garden State senator's career.

DOJ: Menendez corruption 'clear and unmistakable'.  The Justice Department is slamming Sen. Bob Menendez's push to get corruption charges against him dropped, saying that the "quid pro quo outlined in the indictment is clear and unmistakable."  "The charges in this case are the result of a careful and professional investigation," federal prosecutors said in court documents submitted Monday [8/24/2015].

Something's Happening Here.  Clinton is now immersed in what could very well be the scandal of the century.  There's no way to wriggle free of the mishandling of classified data.  You can finesse financial laws and ethics rules.  You can't finesse this stuff.  News reports suggest there may be dozens of people who have violated the law and conspired to hide their involvement.  This is Watergate level stuff given her position.

Group accuses McCaskill of violating federal campaign finance laws.  A conservative group filed a complaint against Sen. Claire McCaskill on Thursday [8/13/2015], accusing her of violating federal campaign finance laws to beat Todd Akin in Missouri's 2012 Senate race.  The Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust, a conservative government watchdog group, submitted a complaint to the Federal Election Commission saying that McCaskill attempted to illegally influence who would be her opponent in the Senate race by sharing valuable polling data with the Akin campaign.

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.

Corruption probes hitting Dems across the country.  A wave of corruption arrests and investigations is roiling Democratic politicians, posing a potential image problem in an election year.  The latest were a pair of arrests earlier this week, snagging Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon, who later resigned, and California state Sen. Leland Yee.  The latter involved a tangled web of allegations including claims that the gun control-pushing lawmaker tried to connect an undercover agent with an international arms dealer.  So far, these cases are confined to the state and local levels, so it remains to be seen whether Democrats running in the congressional midterms will be tarnished.

Pennsylvania's top prosecutor arraigned on criminal charges.  Pennsylvania's top prosecutor barely spoke at her arraignment Saturday on charges including a felony count of perjury, but her attorney stressed afterward that she has no plans to resign, despite growing pressure even among her fellow Democrats.

Kathleen Kane charged with perjury, obstruction of justice, abuse of office.  Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane is being charged with perjury, obstructing administration of law and other charges that allege she orchestrated a campaign to leak secret information, then lied to a grand jury about it.  Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Ferman said Kane is accused of a scheme in which "we allege she orchestrated to leak confidential investigative information and secret grand jury" information, then lied to a grand jury about that.  Kane, a Democrat who swept into office in 2012 in a decisive victory, has been mired in skirmishes with former staffers and faced a grand jury investigation into leaks of sealed information from her office.

Feds Indict Pennsylvania US Rep. Fattah in Racketeering Case.  A longtime Philadelphia congressman who was indicted Wednesday [7/29/2015] paid off a campaign loan with charitable donations and federal grants, funneled campaign money to pay down his son's student loan debt and disguised a lobbyist's bribe as payment for a car he never sold, federal prosecutors said.  Democratic U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah and four associates were charged with racketeering conspiracy.  They also were charged with bribery, conspiracy to commit wire, honest services, bank and mail fraud, and money laundering, among other things.

Democratic Rep. Chaka Fattah Indicted in Racketeering Conspiracy.  The Justice Department indicted Democratic Rep. Chaka Fattah of Pennsylvania and four of his associates for their involvement in a racketeering conspiracy "to further their political and financial interests," U.S. Attorney Zane David Memeger said Wednesday [7/29/2015] at a press conference for the U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.  The charges within the 29-count indictment include accepting illegal contributions, bribery, creating sham contracts, and misappropriating campaign funds to pay off Fattah's son's college loans.

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?

Democrats criticize government audit of Healthcare.gov.  Ordinarily you would think that members of Congress would be happy when the federal auditor, the General Accounting Office, reveals that a program is vulnerable to fraud of Biblical proportions. [...] If the program we're talking about is ObamaCare, you would be wrong.  It is the signature program of The LightWorker, their Precious, and therefore, it is beyond criticism.

Former mayor of Pa. capital charged with 499 criminal counts.  The former longtime mayor of Harrisburg, Pa., was arrested Tuesday [7/14/2015] and charged with nearly 500 criminal counts, in part stemming from allegations he illegally used hundreds of thousands of dollars from city agencies to purchase historical items, the Harrisburg Patriot-News reported.  Stephen R. Reed, 65, whose term as Democratic mayor of Pennsylvania's capital city spanned nearly three decades, was arraigned on 499 counts stemming from 17 criminal charges before Magisterial District Judge William Wenner.

Former Illinois congressman Reynolds indicted on tax charges.  Former U.S. Representative Mel Reynolds, already convicted of having sex with an underage campaign worker, was indicted again for failing to file income tax returns for 2009 through 2012, federal prosecutors said on Friday [6/26/2015].

The Show Me the Money State.  Missouri's second highest elected official blasted Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon for accepting lucrative union campaign donations after vetoing right to work legislation.  Nixon received $50,000 from the United Auto Workers union just days after vetoing legislation that would have ended the practice of coercive unionism in the state.  Republican Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder demanded a refund, criticizing the seeming quid pro quo.

Massachusetts House Launches Investigation Into Deval Patrick's Hidden Accounts.  Massachusetts House investigators are looking into whether former Gov. Deval Patrick diverted state money to secret funds for travel, advertising and other off-the-books expenses.  The Boston Herald first broke the story of the money transfers earlier this week.

Heilemann: If A GOPer Had Written Bernie Sanders' Rape Tale, It Would Be A 'Huge Scandal'.  Heilemann also told "With All Due Respect" co-host Mark Halperin that journalists need to hold Sanders to the "same standard" as a Republican and ask him "tough questions" about the essay.  "I know we both agree about this, which is that if a Republican, any Republican candidate wrote an essay like this, whether they were 16 years old and high on dope or whether it was two weeks ago, it would be a huge scandal," Heilemann said.  "So I think we need to hold Bernie Sanders to the same standard, and people need to ask him tough questions about it."

Judge Roy Moore: Impeach Ginsburg for Marrying Two Men Ahead of SCOTUS Ruling on Gay Marriage.  On May 17, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg officiated the marriage of two men and used the occasion to cite her constitutional right to do so.  In June, the high court — including Ginsburg's vote — will announce its decision on whether homosexual marriage is guaranteed by the Constitution.  That's grounds for impeachment, Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore told CNSNews.com in an exclusive interview.

Green Car Co. Tied to Visas Obtained Under False Pretenses - and Democrat Operatives.  GreenTech Automotive.  Backed by the political elite (Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's brother Anthony Rodham, former Louisiana Governor Katherine Blanco, and former Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour) funded by foreign nationals (namely exiled Chinese businessman Charles Wang), and nearly as profitable as Solyndra.  Yes, that Solyndra.  But it gets worse.

Exclusive: Bernie Sanders' Wife May Have Defrauded State Agency, Bank.  Documents obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation indicate that the wife of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders may have been able to use her clout to get away with loan fraud, nearly bankrupting the small college she was president of and collecting a sizable severance package in the process.  These revelations come amid growing speculation that Sen. Sanders, a self-described socialist who has blasted the U.S. government as an oligarchy run by billionaires and railed against the golden parachutes received by top corporate executives, will contend for the Democratic presidential nomination.

Role of Hillary Clinton's brother in Haiti gold mine raises eyebrows.  Drive down the rutted dirt road a couple of miles to the guardhouse, then hike 15 minutes up to the overgrown hilltop, and there it is:  a piece of 3½-inch-wide PVC pipe sticking out of the ground.  This is what, at least for the time being, a gold mine looks like.  It also has become a potentially problematic issue for Hillary Rodham Clinton as she considers a second presidential run, after it was revealed this month that in 2013, one of her brothers was added to the advisory board of the company that owns the mine.

Rand Paul: Foreign donations to Clinton Foundation [are] 'thinly veiled bribes'.  Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) told POLITICO on Friday that foreign contributions to the Clinton Foundation are "thinly veiled bribes," and said Hillary Clinton should return any donations from Saudi Arabia or other countries that abuse the rights of women.  "The normal Clinton response is to cover up, deny, refuse to acknowledge," Paul said in a telephone interview as he was being driven through New Hampshire.  "But the question is whether the country will rise up and respond to the unseemly nature of accepting foreign donations. "

Dianne Feinstein's Husband Awarded Massive Fortune in Rail Boondoggle.  What a remarkable coincidence.  A guy who was just handed $1 billion of other people's money in the latest rail boondoggle happens to be married to someone we know: [...] The purpose of government spending in a socialistic corruptocracy like ours is to "spread the wealth around" — i.e., confiscate it from those who create it for redistribution to our rulers and those in their favor.  For this reason, it is totally unnecessary for rail and green energy projects to make any economic sense whatsoever.  All by itself this explains why capitalism works and socialism does not work.

Dianne Feinstein's husband wins near-billion dollar California 'high speed rail' contract.  To the surprise of absolutely no one familiar with the ways of Corruptifornia, the one-party state completely in the hands of the Democrats, a consortium whose lead firm is controlled by Richard Blum, husband of Sen. Dianne Feinstein, was awarded a nearly billion-dollar contract for the construction of the first phase of the so-called high-speed rail line to link San Francisco and Los Angeles.  Those paying attention to the project call it the "half-fast" rail line because it will share trackage with conventional commuter rail trains in the sprawling Los Angeles and San Francisco areas, lowering its average speed to levels achieved by American railways a century ago.

Jane Harman: $500K Unreported Donation to Clintons 'Got Lost In System'.  Former Congresswoman Jane Harman (D-CA) takes a "guess" on Fox News Sunday, that the unreported $500,000.00 Algerian donation to the Clinton Foundation "got lost in the system," and was never submitted to the State Department for approval.  Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State at the time, and the buck would have, or should have, stopped at her desk for final approval, had it been questionable, which it surely was.  Political candidates are not allowed to take money from foreign governments.  Algeria is "foreign," is 99 percent Sunni Muslim with 99 percent Berber/Arab ancestry.  She was not a political candidate, at the time, you are saying?  Hillary Clinton has been a political candidate since she followed Bill into the White House in January 1993.

Virginia Dem Party Chair Arrested for Trying to Hire Hit Man to Kill Girls He Molested.  The former Chairman of the Falls Church, Virginia Democrat Party who has been charged with sexually molesting two young girls is now also accused of trying to hire a hit man to kill the young girls before they could tell police their story.  Loudoun County prosecutors say that Democrat Michael Gardner, who is about to stand trial for the molestation charges, tried to find a hit man while in prison.

NY prosecutor basically calls Governor Cuomo a liar.  As we recently discussed, there's a bit of a tug of war going on inside New York's state government, as Governor Andrew Cuomo dodges around to stay out of the corruption investigation net which has already swept up former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver.  While there is no word as to whether or not Silver will roll for the prosecutors and give up the governor, the media has gotten essentially nothing from the big guy.

John Kitzhaber controversy: Cylvia Hayes fighting order to release her emails.  Former Oregon first lady Cylvia Hayes declared Wednesday that she will go to court to block a state order requiring her to turn over emails related to her public service.  Portland attorney Whitney Boise, representing Hayes, notified The Oregonian/OregonLive and the state Justice Department of her intent to sue in Marion County Circuit Court.

Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber submits resignation.  Long-time Democratic Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber has announced his resignation amid allegations his fiancée used her relationship with him to enrich herself.

The Tree-Hugging Femme Fatale Who Brought Down Oregon's Governor.  By now, you may know that disgraced Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber, a Democrat, was brought low this week by a scandal concerning his fiancée's dealings with green energy groups.  You may not be aware, however, of exactly the extent to which Kitzhaber's fiancée, Cylvia Hayes, is a corrupt, serial-marrying tree-hugger with a background of scandals galore.  The green energy scandal involved consulting and policy work conducted by Hayes.

Dems urge Oregon governor to resign, top official reveals 'strange' behavior.  Embattled Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber faced stiff pressure from top-ranking fellow Democrats to resign on Thursday [2/12/2015], shortly after the state's No. 2 official issued a statement describing the governor's recent behavior as "strange" and contradictory.  The latest calls to resign — in the wake of influence-peddling allegations involving his fiancee Cylvia Hayes, a green-energy consultant — came from the upper echelons of Oregon's government.  Senate President Peter Courtney told reporters Thursday afternoon that he and House Speaker Tina Kotek have asked for Kitzhaber to step down.

John Kitzhaber must resign.  No doubt, the governor does intend to do the job Oregonians gave him, which, simply put, is to pursue the interests of his constituents.  That intention, however, is no match for an ugly reality of his own making, whose sordid elements keep surfacing with dispiriting regularity, most recently this week thanks to the work of Nick Budnick and Laura Gunderson of The Oregonian/OregonLive.

Oregon's largest newspaper calls on governor to resign over fiancée controversy.  The Oregonian, the largest newspaper in the state, said in an editorial on Thursday that Gov. John Kitzhaber "can no longer lead Oregon effectively and should resign."  Kitzhaber, a Democrat in his fourth term as governor, has been under attack since revelations that his fiancée, Cylvia Hayes, was being paid to lobby on behalf of the clean energy industry while at the same time holding the title of Oregon's first lady and filling the role of unpaid policy adviser in the Kitzhaber administration.  The Oregon Government Ethics Commission is investigating whether Hayes' consulting work was a conflict of interest, but the Oregonian says the evidence is clear.

Oregon AG: Allegations Against Governor Are 'Troubling' And 'Very Serious'.  [Governor John] Kitzhaber, naturally, is refusing to step down.  He's probably convinced himself that he genuinely hasn't done anything wrong.

Tom Steyer's Deep Ties to Oregon Corruption Scandal.  An executive at one of Steyer's nonprofit groups and a political vendor who has received hundreds of thousands of dollars from the hedge fund manager's political operations helped run the group, which is accused of influencing state energy policy through undisclosed payments to Oregon's first lady.  The controversy centers on Gov. John Kitzhaber's fiancée, Cylvia Hayes.  She was paid $118,000 by the Clean Economy Development Center (CEDC) to advocate for environmentalist policies in Oregon.  Hayes never disclosed those payments, despite acting as an informal adviser to the governor as he pushed a low-carbon fuel standard for the state.

Oregon's juicy governor/girlfriend scandal: Why the media yawned.  Imagine the following scenario:  The governor of New York is mired in a scandal.  Not just any scandal, but one that turns on humiliating revelations involving his girlfriend.  The governor is embarrassed as it turns out his fiancée has been married before and didn't bother to tell him.  Worse, it was a sham marriage to get a green card for an Ethiopian immigrant, which netted her $5,000.  Then it turns out that the governor's fiancée was lobbying him for the green energy interests she represents as a consultant, and may not have disclosed all her fees.

Kitzhaber Scandal Exposes The Seedier Side Of Clean Energy.  The story of the fallen Oregon governor is an account of corruption and a revelation into the nasty affairs of renewable energy. John Kitzhaber resigned this week from the governorship under a cloud of scandal that was darkened by his fiancee, Cylvia Hayes, who, according to Politico, has "earned at least $213,000 on contracts closely tied to her work in the Kitzhaber administration."

Dem Mega Donor Tied to Oregon Governor Scandal.  Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber was forced to resign over allegations that his fiancee received money from green organizations and companies who wanted to influence the state's environmental policies.  The Washington Free Beacon has uncovered a web of connections between some of those green organizations and Democratic Party mega donor Tom Steyer.  The hedge fund billionaire funded at least one of the groups seeking contracts from the state of Oregon, and several of his associates worked for the organization implicated in the scandal.

Dem Lawmakers Accept Most Private Trips in 2014.  Members of Congress embarked on the most privately funded trips last year since the practice was curtailed in response to a high-profile lobbying scandal, and Democratic lawmakers topped the list, Roll Call reports.  Private groups financed 1,942 trips — some domestic and others overseas — for lawmakers and their staffs last year, which cost a total of $5.1 million.  Congress put more restrictions in place on such trips in 2007 after lobbyist Jack Abramoff was convicted of bribing public officials.  Rep. Mike McIntyre (D., N.C.), who retired last year, accepted the most trips with a total cost of $67,295.

Albany's Corruption Cauldron.  The federal corruption case against Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver has prompted more calls for reform of the legislature, which has seen more than two dozen members (and counting) leave office under ethical or criminal clouds in the past 15 years.  With U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara hinting that more state officials may be in hot water, the bandwagon is likely to gain even more momentum.  But what, exactly, would effective "reform" entail?  Good-government groups such as Citizens Union have a standard checklist, including more thorough disclosure of outside incomes, greater transparency in state grant-making, a ban on the use of campaign funds for legal fees and other personal purposes, and tougher penalties for violations of the public trust.

Why Is the United States' Economic Freedom Ranking So Low?  Every year, the Heritage Foundation and The Wall Street Journal release a detailed, country-by-country policy guide known as the Index of Economic Freedom.  The news for the United States had been getting a little worse each year over the last several editions.  Notice I said "had."  The steady decline charted by the United States since 2008 was, I'm glad to report, halted this year.

Sheldon Silver gave horndogs free rein.  In the end, it was money, not sex, that brought down New York state Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver.  And that's a giant slap in the faces of women who've toiled long and hard in the state capital in Albany.  "Don't our lives matter? one female Albany veteran asked me.  Of course not!  Over the decades, Silver, who plans to step down from his powerful post as speaker, likely on Monday [2/2/2015], orchestrated payoffs to four women who accused his pals and cronies of sexual harassment or egregious intimate abuse.  But this series of scandals (Silver has been accused of enabling, not committing, sexual offenses) had nothing to do with his fall from grace.  This proves that our Legislature remains a sexual sewer.

A Criminal Organization Masquerading as...  One of the reasons is that Democrats and Leftists in general have a high tolerance for corruption as long as it benefits their side; they're a "party" with no principles except personal self-enrichment and the acquisition of power in order to boss other people around.  They dismiss wrongdoing with a good-natured shrug and a "whaddya gonna do?" smirk on their lips.

The most corrupt states in America
Here Are The Most Corrupt States In America.  A new chart sheds light as to how corrupt state governments are in four different categories.  The list documents: corruption convictions (1976-2010), convictions per capita (1976-2010), ratings according to political reporters who cover each state, and quality of anti-corruption laws in each state.

Who's running the Illinois Lottery? No one seems to know.  Who's in charge of the huge Illinois Lottery — and under what contract terms are they working?  Anyone who knows the answer to those questions isn't answering them today in the wake of Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan's surprise move Jan. 23 to scuttle a "termination agreement" between the Lottery and Northstar Lottery Group, the private firm that manages its operations.  Madigan said in her opinion that the termination pact, announced in the final days of Pat Quinn's administration, was illegal and would have cost taxpayers millions in extra fees and charges.  But the opinion omitted lots of details about who, what and how much.

Everyone knew about Silver, but no one cleaned it up.  The Empire State's capital is corrupt to the core, and has been for a very long time. Virtually nothing happens there that isn't driven by self-dealing.  It is a cesspool unworthy of respect or trust and now stands naked in disgrace.  The roster of convicted crooks is approaching 40 public officials, but Silver's case is unique.  As speaker for 20 years, he was at the center of every piece of legislation written and every taxpayer dollar collected and spent.  He ruled the Assembly like a private fiefdom, and, governors notwithstanding, he was called the most powerful man in the state for good reason.  Nothing moved without his say-so, and according to the federal charges, he turned that power into personal wealth.

Sheldon Silver arrested for corruption.  Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver lined his pockets with nearly $4 million in bribes and kickbacks in a stunning abuse of power dating to at least 2000, federal authorities charged Thursday [1/22/2015].  The Manhattan Democrat, acknowledged as the second-most powerful Democrat in the state, was hit with five felony charges involving fraud, extortion and conspiracy that each carry up to 20 years behind bars.

Sheldon Silver, New York Assembly Speaker, Faces Arrest on Corruption Charges.  Federal authorities are expected to arrest Sheldon Silver, the powerful speaker of the New York State Assembly, on corruption charges on Thursday [1/22/2015], people with knowledge of the matter said.  The case is likely to throw Albany into disarray at the beginning of a new session.

Law Firm at Center of Silver Scandal Donated Huge Sums to Dems.  The plaintiffs law firm Weitz and Luxenberg, which employed Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, is said to have provided Mr. Silver with $5.3 million in referral fees, despite his having "never performed any legal work whatsoever," according to the prosecutors.  If millions of cash for no work sounds like a generous arrangement, it's not the first time the firm has shown its generosity.

NY Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver indicted in $6 million bribery and kickback scheme, taken into custody.  Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver declared his innocence Thursday [1/22/2015] after facing bombshell federal corruption charges of soliciting $4 million in dirty money over the last 15 years.  "I am confident that after a full hearing and due process, I will be vindicated of these charges," a relaxed Silver announced after his release on $200,000 bond following a Manhattan Federal Court hearing.

Sheldon Silver's Arrest Leaves Cuomo in a Tough Spot.  On Wednesday [1/21/2015], Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo unleashed a lengthy and aspirational oration laying out an ambitious social agenda for his second term.  In 84 minutes, he devoted only about 40 seconds to the issue of cleaning up Albany.  The next morning, Sheldon Silver, the powerful speaker of the New York State Assembly who sat next to Mr. Cuomo before his speech, was in handcuffs, accused by federal prosecutors of abusing his powerful post to obtain $4 million in payoffs.

Silver's law firm rakes in millions from judges he controls.  Sheldon Silver has perverted the courts as well as the Capitol.  His law firm, Weitz & Luxenberg, gets its asbestos cases — and paydays — moved more quickly than those of other attorneys, and reaps a fortune from favorable rulings by friendly judges, charge lawyers and tort-reform advocates.  Silver's East Village firm handles more than half the cases in a special section of Manhattan Supreme Court called NYCAL (New York City Asbestos Litigation).  So dominant is the firm, the court's Web site refers to cases as "Weitz" or "non-Weitz."

Perjury, obstruction among charges recommended against Kathleen Kane.  A grand jury has recommended Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane face charges of perjury, false swearing, official oppression, obstruction of law, according to court records.  The records, ordered unsealed late Tuesday [1/20/2015] by the state Supreme Court and obtained this morning, were related to legal filings in which Kane's defense team asked the state Supreme Court to quash the grand jury.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein's husband is about to make $1B off a government real estate deal.  I know all of you are fans of capitalism in general, and just love seeing hard work and inspiration pay off for the little guy who makes it big.  With that in mind, who wouldn't feel their heart melt over the story of a spunky gal from the left coast who rises from humble roots and winds up helping her husband tuck away a few dollars for retirement?

Ever Wondered How Senators Retire Rich? Dianne Feinstein Shows Us.  It's no secret that many politicians enter Congress humble, fiscally challenged servants of the people, and eventually, as if by some strange magic, retire fabulously wealthy.  One of the examples of this wonderful life lotto machine that Washington, D.C., has become is California Senator Dianne Feinstein.  What's the secret to her financial success?  Why, it's her politically connected husband, Richard Blum.  One of the ways Blum has enriched himself is by bidding on Federal government contracts on behalf of his companies.

Corruption won't be tolerated. Unless it's massive and benefits the Left.  [I]t seems pretty obvious that if [Former Virginia Governor Bob] McDonnell should face time in the cold stony for making a phone call to a state agency after receiving a few thousand dollars in gifts, then what about Barack Obama steering billions of taxpayer dollars into businesses run by political cronies who donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to his campaign?  Or, the Obama administration awarding key policy positions to executives from Goldman-Sachs after receiving hundreds of thousands in campaign contributions?  Or how about Mrs. Hillary Clinton, bopping around the country giving speeches at $300,000 a pop that everybody knows are actually campaign contributions?  What about MSDNC host and Obama Advisor Al Sharpton, who owes over $3 million in back taxes?  I don't see the Obama DoJ or IRS going after him.

Two Pennsylvania Democrat Politicians Indicted for Taking Bribes to Oppose Voter ID Laws.  Two Pennsylvania Democrat state lawmakers have been indicted for taking bribes to oppose the state's voter ID laws, a report says.  The Philadelphia district attorney issued the charges after Obama's Department of "Justice" refused to prosecute the lawmakers for their lawbreaking actions.  Acting in a purely political manner — as they always do — Obama and Holder cared more that an indictment would hurt their case for voter ID laws than they did about prosecuting real lawbreakers.

Message From The Mayor: Vote Early — And Often.  The Democrats say that there is no reason to require voters to present identification, nor is any other measure to curb voter fraud needed.  They should meet one of their own, Opelousas, La., Mayor Don Cravins Sr.  While speaking on Nov. 3, the day before the midterm elections, Cravins told a gathering, "If you 'early voted'" for Sen. Mary Landrieu, "go vote again tomorrow.  One more time's not going to hurt."

Federal probation office recommends 10-12 years for McDonnell.  Former Gov. Bob McDonnell faces a prison term of just over 10 years to 12 years and seven months under federal sentencing guidelines as determined by the U.S. probation office.  A source familiar with the guideline range in a pre-sentence investigation report filed on Dec. 2 confirmed the figures first reported Friday [12/12/2014] by The Washington Post.  McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, were convicted of 11 and nine corruption charges, respectively, following a six-week federal trial that ended in September.

Hagan Put Judge Up for Federal Appointment As Judge Ruled on Husband's Million-Dollar Lawsuit.  Just a week after Sen. Kay Hagan (D., N.C.) recommended a North Carolina judge to President Barack Obama for a seat in the U.S. District Court, the judge ruled in favor of a company partially owned by Hagan's husband.  The senator's husband, Charles T. "Chip" Hagan, was a managing member of Hydrodyne Industries LLC when it sued a regional water authority for drawing water out of a river that had one of its hydroelectric dams built on.  The lawsuit sought millions of dollars in damages and was carried out by Chip Hagan's legal firm.

Obama Donor Blocks Access to Hagan Stimulus Records.  An incumbent senator voted for a massive taxpayer stimulus that just happened to benefit businesses owned by that senator's immediate family members.  That same senator later recommended someone to lead a government agency that is currently stonewalling journalist requests to obtain documents related to that stimulus funding.  Some would call that cronyism.  Either way, it looks pretty bad for Senate Kay Hagan (D., N.C.).

Charlotte's ex-mayor to spend 44 months in prison.  Charlotte's former mayor was sentenced Tuesday [10/14/2014] to three years and eight months in a federal corruption case that stunned North Carolina's largest city.  In a deal with prosecutors, Patrick Cannon, 47, pleaded guilty in June to one count of honest services wire fraud, which carries a sentence of up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.  Prosecutors say Cannon accepted nearly $50,000 in bribes between January 2013, when he was a city councilman, and February, three months after he was elected mayor.

Hagan Husband Pocketed Stimulus Savings.  A company owned by the husband of Democratic senator Kay Hagan of North Carolina received taxpayer money for a green energy project through the federal stimulus of 2009, later revising down the project's estimated cost and keeping the difference.

Hagan Passed North Carolina Law that Aided Family's Solar Company.  Sen. Kay Hagan (D., N.C.) fought for the passage of legislation in both the state General Assembly and the United States Congress that has financially benefitted her relatives.  As a member of North Carolina's General Assembly in 2007, Hagan helped pass legislation that required all investor-owned utilities in the state to utilize renewable energy resources for 12.5 percent of their energy needs.  Hagan used her work to pass the law as proof of commitment to renewable energy such as solar panels

Hagan's Husband Used Stimulus Money To Hire His Own Company.  Sen. Kay Hagan's husband and son created a solar energy contracting company in August 2010, and then, using $250,644 in federal stimulus grant funds, her husband hired that same company to install solar panels at a building he owns.  Public records show that Green State Power was formed seven weeks before JDC Manufacturing — a company owned in part by Greensboro attorney Charles "Chip" Hagan III, Sen. Hagan's husband — received the stimulus grant for the solar project at a 300,000-square-foot facility in Reidsville, N.C.

Nunn-Linked Group Under Investigation for Voter Fraud Starts Handing Over Documents.  Georgia secretary of state Brian Kemp launched the investigation of the New Georgia Project earlier this month after receiving "numerous" complaints regarding applications submitted by the group, including forged signatures and applications.  The investigation has turned up 33 fraudulent applications thus far, ahead of the thousands of pages of documents set to be turned over.

Officials' kin on public housing dole.  A Michigan public housing commission is shot through with conflicts of interests, including two top officials with family members benefiting from the federal program, according to a government watchdog.  "The board president had a relative who participated in the program, and the board vice president was a landlord in the program," the Department of Housing and Urban Development said in a report made public Tuesday [9/16/2014].  The Pontiac, Mich., Housing Commission's five-member board oversees that city's federally funded Section 8 voucher.  Besides the top two board members' conflicts, the HUD IG found that three housing specialists employed by the program had relatives participating in it.

America's First Soviet Attorney General Steps Down.  Of all the malfeasances of William Jefferson Clinton the one that would have most justified a removal from office was not the Monica hijinks, even with the attendant lying under oath and absurd parsings of the word "is," but the pardoning of Marc Rich — the billionaire international commodities trader and mammoth contributor to, er, Clinton.  Luckily for Bill, this action occurred on the last day of his presidency, making anything like impeachment moot, even though it was an example of political corruption that would have made Boss Tweed envious.

Ex-Sen. Roland Burris accused of shake down in court documents.  Former U.S. Sen. Roland Burris tried to "shake down" a business for a $250,000 a year job as a financial consultant in return for Burris' help promoting the business' products to the U.S. military, court documents in a trial due to start next week allege.  The explosive allegations emerged Friday at a hearing ahead of the trial of South Sider C. Gregory Turner, who is accused of illegally trying to help lift U.S. sanctions against Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's regime.

How Sen. Kay Hagan's husband won stimulus cash.  When Kay Hagan voted for President Barack Obama's 2009 economic stimulus package, the Democratic senator hailed it as "the best way forward for working families across North Carolina."  One of the families that later benefited is her own.

The Plot to Create a Permanent Democratic Majority.  President Obama and his fellow Democrats are scheming to use immigration and housing policy to fulfill their dream to fundamentally transform America forever. [...] There are clues to this plan in the lax enforcement of our immigration laws, the targeting of states and law-enforcement officials that are trying to enforce those very laws, and the abuse of "prosecutorial discretion" to hand out get-out-of-jail-free cards, as well as tax dollars, to lawbreakers.

RNC Chair Priebus to Landrieu: Open Your Books or Pay Taxpayers Back for Private Flights.  Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus is demanding embattled Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) either come clean on dozens of allegedly improperly billed private charter flights or reimburse taxpayers for hundreds of thousands of dollars she spent on private jets at taxpayer expense.

Luis Gutierrez, Obama's Poster Boy for Amnesty, and His Unique Family "Fundraising" Business.  Gutierrez's reputation in Chicagoland's politics is not untarnished.  There's that sweetheart deal he got from Tony Rezko in the purchase of a condo for his daughter.  There's the $500,000 plus he paid in taxpayer money over 10 years to a Chicago lobbyist to advise his congressional staff.  And, the 2004 allegation that Gutierrez lobbied Mayor Daley for a residential development owned by a man who loaned Luis $200,000.  The developer was later federally indicted concerning the same development.

Dem Senator's Small Business Experience Was Co-Running Store that Sold Stolen Goods.  Throughout her political career, including during her current race against former GOP Sen. Scott Brown, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D., N.H.) has touted her experience as a small business owner.  Shaheen's small business "experience" was co-running a store that once sold thousands of dollars-worth of stolen jewelry.  "As the former owner and manager of a small retail business, Senator Shaheen knows what it's like to worry about meeting payroll and inventory costs to keep a business going," the Issues section of her Senate website declares. Her Senate biography also describes her as a "former small business owner."  This week, the Shaheen campaign asked voters to compare Scott Brown's small business record against her own.

Ransom: Dems sold top House positions for $100,000; $200,000 for legislation.  House Democrats, panicked after Newt Gingrich and the GOP shocked Washington by winning the House in 1994, became so obsessed with raising money to take back the chamber they even sold off top leadership jobs, according to a longtime Democratic fundraiser.  In an explosive book out next month, Lindsay Mark Lewis said that former House Minority Leader Dick Gephardt's team set a price of $100,000 to be the top Democrat on every House committee, $100,000 on a trade deal and $200,000 for a tax proposal to be considered by the House Ways and Means Committee.  They also demanded that members raise money 12 hours a week and collect $1.5 million per election cycle or be put on a "deadbeat list."

State Sen. Rod Wright Gets 90 Days for Perjury.  Democratic State Senator Roderick Wright was sentenced on Friday [9/12/2014] to 90 days in jail, three years of probation, and 1,500 hours of community service after being convicted on federal perjury and voting fraud charges in January.  Wright is also banned for life from holding public office.

Rep. Stacey Abrams investigated for voter fraud.  An investigation is underway into claims of voter fraud involving the state's highest ranking Democratic elected official.  The Secretary of State Brian Kemp's office launched an investigation after they allegedly received complaints of possible voter fraud from election offices in nearly a dozen counties.  "Our investigators were talking to the counties and to individuals who'd had their names forged on voter registration documents," Kemp said.  "You know that's fraud."

A Crook as the Face of the Democratic Party.  By the standards the establishment media set in covering Todd Akin in 2012 and Christine O'Donnell in 2010, the new national face of the Democratic party should be an 87-year-old, crude, crass crook who sold snake oil to his state's poor while leaving them impoverished.  In an action of gobsmocking amorality, the Louisiana Democratic Party officially has endorsed the felonious former governor Edwin Edwards for Congress in Louisiana's Sixth Congressional District.  This was not a reluctant acceptance of a popular vote, mind you, but a deliberate choice by the party's state committee, even though two other Democrats are running in the jungle primary and the party was not obliged to weigh in at all.

Landrieu claims parents' home as her own, raising questions of Louisiana residency.  In Washington, Sen. Mary Landrieu lives in a stately, $2.5 million brick manse she and her husband built on Capitol Hill.  Here in Louisiana, however, the Democrat does not have a home of her own.  She is registered to vote at a large bungalow in New Orleans that her parents have lived in for many decades, according to a Washington Post review of Landrieu's federal financial disclosures and local property and voting records.

Another Nail in the Dems' Senate Coffin?  Just when pundits were starting to agree that the odds are tipping in favor of the Republicans winning control of the Senate this November, reports of inquiries about potential misconduct by Louisiana Senator Mary Landrieu may make the embattled Red state Democrat's re-election fight may be another nail in her party's midterms coffin.  The story, published Friday night [8/15/2014] by the New Orleans Times-Picayune, reveals that in response to charges from her Republican challengers that she has been paying for campaign expenses, including flights, from official government funds rather than her private account, the senator has ordered an inquiry into the records of her office during the last 18 years she has been in the Senate.

Major Car Trouble for Ohio Dem.  Ohio police caught Democratic gubernatorial nominee Ed FitzGerald driving a woman around at 4:30 in the morning without a license two years ago, and FitzGerald now calls the incident "a silly mistake." [...] Police found FitzGerald and the female passenger, who was not his wife, talking in an empty parking lot.  "I let my driver's license expire," he admitted to NBC 4.  "I did, I sure did."  "For five years?" the anchor exclaimed.

The Three Faces of Cronyism.  [R]ampant cronyism is one of the most insidious outgrowths of a government gone wild, and has become a swirling vortex of self sustaining and systemic corruption.  Thus, the focus on cronyism is necessary — but missing from the conversation seems to be a distinction among the three very different genres of cronyism.  And there are at least three very different varieties.

Senator Manchin: What My Daughter Did Should Be Illegal.  You're a United States senator from a state struggling to compete in the world economy.  Your daughter runs a giant drug company with roots in your state, and the firm makes a fortune from taxpayers via Medicare and Medicaid.  Everything's cozy and connected and perfectly Washington — until your daughter renounces the firm's U.S. citizenship to reduce its U.S. taxes.  What do you do?  If you're Joe Manchin, you duck a reporter's telephone call for six days, then emerge for an interview in which you vow to make your daughter's actions, from this day forward, illegal.  Sort of.

Felon, Former Black Panther Party Leader Hosts Fundraiser for Democratic Senate Candidate Michelle Nunn.  The suggested contribution amounts for entry to a Capitol Hill fundraiser held Tuesday evening for Democratic Senate candidate Michelle Nunn rose to $2,600 a head.  The special guest advertised on the invitation was former Democratic senator Sam Nunn, the candidate's father, who represented Georgia in Washington for over two decades.  There was another guest, however, who probably turned more heads.  Among the co-hosts of the of the event was Virtual Murrell, an early leader of the Black Panther Party during its militant phase and later a political consultant who, in the mid 1990s, spent time in jail for using his perch in city government to extort local businesses.

Immigration Criminal Voted for Gun Ban.  Democratic Assemblywoman Rosa — a foreigner, an illegal alien, and now an admitted criminal — co-sponsored and voted for the law that destroyed the Second Amendment rights of 20 million New Yorkers.  Rosa is the fifth Democrat who voted for the law to be indicted or convicted.  Pro-amnesty Republicans who think that illegal aliens are nascent conservatives-in-waiting who will uphold the Constitution and traditional American values are simply barking mad.

Shaheen support, ties to breast cancer research scrutinized.  Senator Jeanne Shaheen has been a strong advocate for spending government money to fight breast cancer.  The New Hampshire Democrat has signed letters since she entered the Senate five years ago seeking $150 million to maintain a Defense Department breast cancer research program — despite objections by some other lawmakers — and last year, she endorsed an initiative to "end breast cancer" by 2020.  But Shaheen has also had a family financial stake in the research.  In 2009, her husband, William, became an adviser to a Southern California startup, Ultrawave Labs Inc., that was developing new imaging technology to detect breast cancer and acquired stock options in the firm.

Maryland's Endemic Corruption: An Object Lesson for the Nation.  Maryland is one of the most corrupt states in our nation.  Nowhere is this fact more evident than with the state's treatment of illegal aliens.  Maryland politicians have literally become lawless in their efforts to cultivate illegals, and this lawlessness flows downhill from the very top.  I will focus on a few of the more egregious examples.  In 2011, we published a report on CASA de Maryland, a Silver Spring-based illegal immigrant advocacy group that parrots ACORN in both its methods and associates — which include the Communist Party USA, FMLN, (a former Salvadoran communist guerilla group, now a political party), ACORN and others.  Yet it is one of the most influential organizations in the state.

Reid and Pelosi Go To The Movies.  Just when you think the Democrats' Koch addiction can't get any crazier, they surprise you.  As it happens, we know all about "Koch Brothers Exposed," which Robert Greenwald released in segments in 2011 and then combined into a single internet video.  Greenwald is a failed Hollywood director whose most famous film, "Xanadu," was one of the biggest flops ever.  He is now reduced to making far-left propaganda videos, financed by a secret group of rich leftists. [... But] using the Visitor Center to screen the Greenwald video is illegal unless both the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration and the House Committee on House Administration have adopted rules permitting use of the Visitor Center for showing partisan propaganda films.  I am skeptical that those committees have done any such thing, and I can't find any public record of such action.

Lawless Order Is How This White House Always Operates.  Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill., told a Senate subcommittee Monday [5/19/2014] that until an amnesty-based immigration "reform" gets passed, "every institution in America, including our military, must work around the inability of our federal government and the U.S. House of Representatives to fix our immigration system."  Gutierrez is another Chicago community organizer-turned-politician, and has represented one of the most shamelessly racially gerrymandered congressional districts in the country. [...] According to Gutierrez, illegal aliens are "'Dreamers,' who are American in every way except for a piece of paper."  It's no surprise he wants the U.S. government to violate laws, since he himself was arrested repeatedly during pro-amnesty demonstrations at the White House during Obama's first term.  But as a scofflaw, Gutierrez is minor league compared with this administration.

I'm Sick To Death Of Bill And Hillary.  I am an optimist where the Clintons are concerned.  By that I mean that I am among those who still believe that in the end civic virtue will prevail and justice will be served.  In other words, I remain hopeful that Bill and Hillary will spend their twilight years together in a federal penitentiary.

Voter Fraud: An Existential Threat to America.  It is difficult to describe the enormity of the crime being committed by the Obama administration and their Democratic allies.  They flagrantly flout the law, while simultaneously turning it into a weapon against political opponents, use government agencies to target innocent Americans, attempt to create legal voters through amnesty, and undermine voter integrity measures to facilitate vote fraud, while denying it even exists.  In short, they are corrupting the entire process.

Pennsylvania Democrats Walk Out of Hearing on Members Accused of Taking Bribes.  This morning, the Pennsylvania House State Government Committee held a hearing on the case of the Democrats caught accepting bribes in exchange for voting against voter ID in the state.  The case against the Democrats is well-documented, yet Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane, a Democrat, scuttled it shortly after she took office.  Kane also accused the career investigators who built the case of racism.  That charge doesn't stand up to any level of scrutiny.  The investigation targeted Republicans and Democrats, male and female, black and white.  As it so happens, only Democrats chose to accept the bribes, and those members who did happen to be black.

House ethics panel extends Gutierrez review.  The House Ethics Committee said Monday it would continue to review Rep. Luis Gutierrez's hiring of an Illinois lobbyist who was paid more than $590,000 to perform extensive duties for his congressional office.  The lobbyist, Doug Scofield of The Scofield Company in Oak Park, for years was Gutierrez's chief of staff in Congress.  He left in 2002 to work briefly for Rod Blagojevich when he first won the Illinois governor's job.  But Scofield soon quit and in 2003 began assisting Gutierrez as a contractor paid from $4,500 to $6,000 a month.

Two Dems Accuse Party Leaders in CA-33 of Changing Rules to Favor Wealthy Insiders.  Two Democratic Party candidates in the primary race for California's 33rd congressional district in West Los Angeles have accused local party officials of using an arbitrary fundraising minimum to favor established insiders — then raising that minimum at the last moment to exclude them from a recent candidates' forum.

Hillary's glass jaw.  Do you remember Webb Hubbell, the McDougals, the missing Rose Law firm billing records, Travelgate, or Hillary's surprise acumen at high-risk commodities trading?  Super PACs and other groups will remind voters of all of these case studies of corruption if Hillary proceeds with a campaign.  Democrats are terrified of this likelihood, not because it points to Hillary's distant past, but because it helps illustrate her more recent corrupt behavior — and that of the elite political class she represents.

Major Democratic donor indicted over campaign contributions.  A hotel executive and Democratic fundraiser has pleaded guilty in New York to witness tampering and conspiracy to evade campaign finance laws.  Hampshire Hotels chairman Sant Singh Chatwal appeared Thursday in federal court in Brooklyn.  The candidates were not identified.  Chatwal, whose firm runs hotels around the world, had raised at least $100,000 for Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's 2008 presidential campaign against Barack Obama.

Hotel Magnate Pleads Guilty to Campaign Finance Fraud.  Hotel magnate Sant Singh Chatwal, who has lavished campaign cash on everyone from Hillary Clinton to Mayor Bill de Blasio, pleaded guilty today in Brooklyn federal court to campaign finance fraud and witness tampering, U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch announced.  Mr. Chatwal, 70, who runs a chain of luxury hotels and other companies, allegedly broke federal law by using straw donors — whom he called "conduits" — to make more than $180,000 in illegal campaign contributions to three candidates in an effort to gain access and influence federal regulations, according to a federal complaint.

Vote Fraud is a Venerable Tradition.  Barack Obama accuses Republicans of threatening the right to vote.  Standing alongside Al Sharpton — the FBI snitch who aided Tawana Brawley's hoax and probably sparked an anti-Semitic riot, Obama spoke before Sharpton's National Action Network.  Obama allegedly said, "[t]he right to vote is threatened today in a way that it has not been since the Voting Rights Act became law nearly five decades ago."  He also declared that, "[a]cross the country, Republicans have led efforts to pass laws making it harder, not easier, to vote."  What are those rascally Republicans doing?  Efforts to require photo IDs in order to vote are probably uppermost in Obama's mind.  He might also have been thinking about moves to limit the times polls are open, cut back on early voting, especially on weekends, curtail the mailing of absentee ballots, and require proof of citizenship in order to vote.  These and other changes to American voting practices are anathema to Democrats, who claim they are efforts to suppress voting by minorities and the poor.

Begich Earmarked Millions for Bankrupt Green Energy Company.  As Sen. Mark Begich (D., Alaska) seeks to shore up his energy policy credentials, a now-bankrupt green energy company to which he steered federal subsidies could cloud his message.  Begich received campaign contributions from a lobbyist for an Alaska geothermal plant after helping the company obtain federal financing.  The company is now bankrupt, but Begich continues touting his support for alternative energy.

Progressive Insurance.  Three miscreant California Democratic state senators — two charged with multiple felonies, one convicted of them — have only recently been put on leave.  They are still receiving their state salaries.  Since they are left-wing and of minority status, the scandals will soon be off the front pages, and calls for their resignations will be muted.

Rizzo gets 12 years in prison, marking end to scandal that rocked Bell.  Rizzo's total compensation as Bell's city manager was roughly $1.5 million — the highest municipal salary in California, and probably the nation.

The Terrifying Implications of the IRS Abuse-DOJ Connection.  [Hooray] for Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration J. Russell George.  His investigation of what turned out to be the IRS abuse scandal may well have saved the Constitution and the nation.  For his fair and impartial investigation into the Internal Revenue Service's abuse of Americans who dissent from President Obama's agenda, Democrats have called for an investigation of him.  George should not be investigated, but perhaps the Democrats who want him investigated — Reps. Gerry Connolly (D-VA) and Matt Cartwright (D-PA) — should be.  Their call for an investigation of the investigator might constitute interference with the ongoing investigation of the IRS abuse scandal.  That would be obstruction of justice, in what may turn out to be the most widespread and damaging scandal in American history.

U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush faces ethics inquiry.  An attorney for Rep. Bobby Rush said Wednesday that the South Side Democrat is cooperating with an inquiry by the Office of Congressional Ethics.  Scott E. Thomas, a Washington lawyer, said Rush had retained his firm, Dickstein Shapiro, and "asked that we be cooperative and provide the information requested."  Thomas, a former chairman of the Federal Election Commission, did not disclose the subject of the inquiry.  But he did say:  "We believe that the circumstances being reviewed do not warrant any ethics sanctions, and we are hopeful that this inquiry will be concluded relatively soon."  At the Office of Congressional Ethics, spokeswoman Kelly Brewington had no comment Wednesday.  Rush's spokeswoman, Debra Johnson, did not respond Wednesday to calls and emails from the Tribune.

How Comcast Bought the Democratic Party.  The communications giant Comcast announced in February that it would buy Time Warner Cable for $45 billion, creating the largest cable provider in America, with more than 33 million customers.  That is about one third of the U.S. cable- and satellite-television market.  FCC approval is required for the merger to go into effect.  Critics of the deal say it would lessen competition and lead to even shoddier customer service.  They are probably right, as all of us will soon find out, because there is little chance the merger will be stopped.  Comcast, Time Warner, and their political fixers have spent years preparing for this moment — by buying off the Democratic party.

California Democrats Await Fallout After 3 Are Caught Up in Scandals.  One state senator was charged with conspiring to traffic in arms from the Philippines, and taking bribes from undercover F.B.I. agents including one who posed as a marijuana dealer.  Another was accused of taking bribes from federal agents impersonating Hollywood film executives.  And a third was convicted of perjury and voter fraud after lying about where he lived when he ran for office.  All three are Democratic state senators from California, and their recent legal problems have brought rare bad news to a party that has come to thoroughly dominate politics in this state but now looks besieged by high-profile corruption cases.

Leland Yee's interesting history of cash for votes.  Ever since the recent revelations regarding California state senator Leland Yee's allegedly somewhat unusual approach to capitalist endeavors — to put it charitably — the media has begun digging more deeply into the elected official's past.  And as the LA Times reports, there are more than a few curious votes in Yee's legislative record which, by some amazing coincidence, seem to line up with large political contributions he received.

The poster boy for liberal hypocrisy ignored by national media, but outrages San Francisco.  The liberal media are trying to ignore his arrest, but California State Senator Leland Yee is such an amusing piñata of liberal hypocrisy that even his home town liberal newspaper is joining in the mockery fun. [...] Outlets like CNN which ignore this embarrassment to liberals do so at their peril.

Indicted Charlotte mayor used access to White House in making plans for pay-offs.  Former Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon was indicted on federal corruption charges last week and immediately resigned his position.  Cannon had replaced former Mayor Anthony Foxx, who was tapped in 2013 by the Obama administration to lead the Department of Transportation. News of Cannon's indictment got only passing mention in national news, along with a handful of other corruption charges for Democrats.

Corruption Costs Dems Their Supermajority in California.  Two years ago, California Democrats celebrated victory in a decades-long struggle to win a supermajority in the Legislature, where a two-thirds majority is required for any tax increase.  It was the latest chapter in a long descent into inconsequence by California Republicans, who hold no statewide offices and party registration of only 29.3 percent of the voters.  But corruption has achieved what the Republicans could not.  The supermajority is now down the drain as three of the Golden State's 27 Democratic state senators have within the past two months been convicted or indicted on charges ranging from bribery to gun-running.

Scandal-Weary Voters Boot DC Mayor From Office.  Reeling from allegations by federal prosecutors that he knew about the dirty tricks that helped him get elected four years ago, District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray tried to rally his base.  But his core supporters weren't nearly enough, as a scandal-weary electorate rallied behind a much-younger challenger who promised honest and ethical leadership.

Democrats behaving badly: Scandals taint party in a tough election year.  In a week Democrats won't soon forget, the Democrat-dominated California Senate took the unprecedented step Friday of voting 28-1 to suspend with pay three state senators in their own party accused or convicted of criminal conduct.  State Sen. Leland Yee was arrested Wednesday on federal gun trafficking and corruption charges.  Sen. Ron Calderon pleaded not guilty Feb. 24 to charges of influence-peddling, and Sen. Roderick Wright was convicted Jan. 28 of perjury and voter fraud.


Dirty Democrats.  On Wednesday, the FBI raided the offices of three Democrat politicians coast-to-coast on corruption charges.  They include Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon, a Friend of Barack, who allegedly took more than $48,000 in bribes — including $20,000 in cash from an undercover agent, who delivered the bribe, "American Hustle"-style, inside a briefcase in the mayor's office.

Gun Rights Advocates Pretty Impressed with the Mindblowing Scale of Leland Yee's Hypocrisy.  By day, California Democrat Leland Yee was an outspoken gun control advocate.  But by night, he is alleged to ha