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The Clinton Foundation paid Sidney Blumenthal $10,000 a month while he was secretly advising Hillary Clinton on Libya

May 28, 2015

 When Hillary Clinton was appointed as Secretary of State she wanted to have Sidney Blumenthal work at the State Department, however the thin-skinned Barack Obama blocked him over statements he made during the 2008 election.

Among the emails is correspondence from former Clinton aide and adviser Sidney Blumenthal, whom Clinton wanted to work at the State Department. The hire was blocked by the Obama administration because of stinging criticisms Blumenthal made toward Obama during the 2008 Democratic primary.

  Well, if this story is true, it looks as though Hillary Clinton found a way to spit in the face of the President because it is now being reported that Sidney Blumenthal was secretly advising Hillary Clinton on Libya and that is not all. We are now learning that the Clinton Foundation was paying him $10,000 a month and has been since 2009.

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Freedom Watch files racketeering lawsuit against the Clinton Foundation

May 27, 2015

  According to this story Freedom Watch has filed a racketeering lawsuit against the Clinton Foundation. Here is more:

Bill and Hillary Clinton and the Clinton Foundation have been hit with a racketeering lawsuit in Florida court.

The lawsuit, filed by Larry Klayman of Freedom Watch, includes a legal request to have the Florida judge seize the private server on which Hillary Clinton and her aides hosted their emails while she served as secretary of state.

The racketeering, influenced and corrupt organizations, or RICO, case alleges the former first couple and their family philanthropy traded political favors for donations or generous speaking fees for Bill Clinton while his wife was the nation’s chief diplomat.

“Negotiations by email about influencing U.S. foreign policy or U.S. Government actions to benefit donors to … The Clinton Foundation or sponsors of speaking engagements would not be captured on a U.S. Government email account because her emails would not be with a U.S. Government official,” Klayman said in court documents obtained by the Washington Examiner.

“Hillary Clinton deleted 32,000 email messages from her email server that included her communications arranging, negotiating, and agreeing upon speaking engagements by Bill Clinton in return for large speaking fees and donations to The Clinton Foundation,” the documents, dated May 20, said.

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The State Department approved billions of dollars in arms deals to nations which donated to the Clinton Foundation

May 26, 2015

 If you were the head of a foreign nation (or the head of an American defense contractor for that matter) and you wished to purchase arms from the United States government while Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State is appears as if there was a sure-fire to ensure you were not denied–donate money to the Clinton Foundation.

  Here is more:

In the years before Hillary Clinton became secretary of state, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia contributed at least $10 million to the Clinton Foundation, the philanthropic enterprise she has overseen with her husband, former president Bill Clinton. Just two months before the deal was finalized, Boeing — the defense contractor that manufactures one of the fighter jets the Saudis were especially keen to acquire, the F-15 — contributed$900,000 to the Clinton Foundation, according to a company press release.

The Saudi deal was one of dozens of arms sales approved by Hillary Clinton’s State Department that placed weapons in the hands of governments that had also donated money to the Clinton family philanthropic empire, an International Business Times investigation has found.

Under Clinton’s leadership, the State Department approved $165 billion worth of commercial arms sales to 20 nations whose governments have given money to the Clinton Foundation, according to an IBTimes analysis of State Department and foundation data. That figure — derived from the three full fiscal years of Clinton’s term as Secretary of State (from October 2010 to September 2012) — represented nearly double the value of American arms sales made to the those countries and approved by the State Department during the same period of President George W. Bush’s second term.

The Clinton-led State Department also authorized $151 billion of separate Pentagon-brokered deals for 16 of the countries that donated to the Clinton Foundation, resulting in a 143 percent increase incompleted sales to those nations over the same time frame during the Bush administration. These extra sales were part of a broad increase in American military exports that accompanied Obama’s arrival in the White House.

American defense contractors also donated to the Clinton Foundation while Hillary Clinton was secretary of state and in some cases made personal payments to Bill Clinton for speaking engagements. Such firms and their subsidiaries were listed as contractors in $163 billion worth of Pentagon-negotiated deals that were authorized by the Clinton State Department between 2009 and 2012.

The State Department formally approved these arms sales even as many of the deals enhanced the military power of countries ruled by authoritarian regimes whose human rights abuses had been criticized by the department. Algeria, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Oman and Qatarall donated to the Clinton Foundation and also gained State Department clearance to buy caches of American-made weapons even as the department singled them out for a range of alleged ills, from corruption to restrictions on civil liberties to violent crackdowns against political opponents.  

  I am sure this is just a remarkable coincidence, after all Hillary Clinton would never be involved in a quid pro quo or pay to play scheme…would she?

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Bill Clinton used a ‘pass-through’ company in order to avoid financial disclosure

May 26, 2015

 With Hillary Clinton running for President her wealth has come under scrutiny ever since she made her now infamous “dead broke” comment. Now we are learning that Bill Clinton set up a “pass-through” company which allegedly was used to funnel money from foreign governments into his pocket and because of the way this company was set up Hillary Clinton was not obligated to disclose this money.

  Here is more:

Because the company, WJC, LLC, has no financial assets, Hillary Clinton’s campaign was not obligated to report its existence in her recent financial disclosure report, officials with Bill Clinton’s private office and the Clinton campaign said. They were responding to questions by The Associated Press, which reviewed corporate documents.

The officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to provide private details of the former president’s finances on the record, said the entity was a “pass-through” company designed to channel payments to the former president.

Under federal ethics disclosure rules, declared candidates do not have to report assets worth less than $1,000. But the company’s existence demonstrates the complexity of tracking the Clintons’ finances as Hillary Clinton ramps up her presidential bid.

A limited liability company is a commonly used business structure that provides tax advantages and limited legal protection for the assets of company owners and partners.

The purpose of Bill Clinton’s U.S.-based company was not disclosed in any of the corporate filings in Delaware and New York, but State Department files recently reviewed by the AP show that WJC, LLC surfaced in emails from Bill Clinton’s aides to the department’s ethics officials.

  It does not sound if there was anything illegal about this however it does seem to be ethically challenged if you ask me and I have to wonder what the Clinton’s would be saying if this was done by someone like, oh I don’t know, Mitt Romney…

Malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium

Federal Appeals Court rules against Barack Obama’s Executive immigration

May 26, 2015

 Back in February U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen issued an injunction halting Barack Obama’s Executive action on immigration stating that the President probably broke the law. The Department of Injustice naturally appealed this decision looking for a stay of the injunction but today the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals sided with the District Court and refused to grant the regime a stay.

Here is more:

A federal appeals court refused to lift an injunction against President Obama’s deportation amnesty in a ruling Tuesday that delivers a second major legal setback to the administration and keeps millions of illegal immigrants on hold.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit sided with a lower court that ruled Mr. Obama probably broke the law in taking unilateral action last year to grant an amnesty from deportation. The three-judge panel, ruling 2-1, shot down Mr. Obama’s hopes of quickly restarting the amnesty, and make it likely he’ll have to go to the Supreme Court to try to win his case.

  It now looks as though Barack Obama’s Executive immigration will be on hold until this reaches the Supreme Court and that should take some time. This is good news however it should be remembered that the Obama regime has already admitted to breaking the Court injunction once before so what is to stop him from ignoring this ruling if he sees fit? There is a track record here after all and he does seem to have a little Andrew Jackson streak in him when it comes to court decisions…

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Peter King on Rand Paul: He is making ‘the NSA the villain’ instead of ISIS

May 25, 2015

 I think it is a safe assumption to make that Rand Paul’s Constitutional stand against the NSA data-mining program has drawn the ire of selective Constitutionalist establishment Republicans and the latest example comes from New York Republican Peter King.

  Today on CNN’s Situation Room Peter King had this to say about the Senator from Kentucky:

“The NSA is essential. I’d rather have it continue as-is, but at least have it continue under the amended, — the revised form, that came out of the House. But it’s irresponsible and people like Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), who, again, somehow make the NSA the villain, when it’s Al Qaeda, it’s ISIS, it’s this whole array of Islamist terrorists we’re against, and somehow is consumed by the NSA. I’ve never met a more patriotic group of people than the men and women of the NSA. and I also believe full constitutional protections are in place right now. The House bill would even increase those protections and there’s no excuse for it to be allowed to lapse.”

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Memorial Day 2015

May 25, 2015

  2008 Memorial Day Poster #2Today is Memorial Day: a day in which we honor those who have paid the ultimate price so that you and I may go about our daily lives as free men and women. So often I think that people take our freedom for granted and just assume that because we are free we will always remain free, forgetting what it actually takes to ensure that we remain free.  

  There is one reason and one reason alone that we are able to sit here day after day and discuss what is happening in our government and write about how we feel about what is happening and that is our right to free speech. This  is a right that many, many brave men and women have fought and have died for and we must not forget their sacrifice.There is not a single day that goes by that I do not think about the sacrifice that these people have made, but today is the day that we must all remember to step back and say thank you.

  So while you are at your cookout with your families and your friends, while you are cooking on the grill, drinking a few beers, and laughing with the people that you most cherish, please take just a little time out to remember those that have died to make this day possible.

  Let us also never forget those who are wearing the uniform today–and the families they have left at home–to sacrifice a part of their life so that we may live ours. All of those that have ever worn the uniform of the United States are heroes and we must never forget what they have done and what they are still doing.

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