10 Scandals Involving Hillary Clinton You May Have Forgotten

10 Scandals Involving Hillary Clinton You May Have Forgotten

10 Scandals Involving Hillary Clinton You May

Have Forgotten

Brad Fox | March 10, 2015 11:45am ET

Hillary Clinton has been involved in scandals before. Here are some notable ones you may have forgotten.

Chinagate – The Clinton-Gore campaign in 1996 allegedly took bribes from Chinese banks and their government to help their dwindling poll numbers. The Chinese embassy in D.C. helped siphon funds into the DNC. Secretary of Commerce Rob Brown (who was killed in a plane crash), at Hillary’s instruction reportedly sold seats on department trade missions to China. Joint congressional hearings were canceled after Democrats threatened to bring up Republican campaign issues and then Monica Lewinsky actually saved this scandal from media attention.

Travelgate Scandal – Catherine Cornelius, a 25-year-old cousin of Bill’s was allegedly promised the position of director of the travel office. Hillary Clinton then (indirectly) fired seven employees from the United States travel office and replaced them with associates from Arkansas. Records were either nowhere to be found or incorrectly filed. And, there’s a reported attempt to give a White House airline contract to friend. Hillary had the FBI investigate Billy Dole, the head of the travel office, ruining his career who was found to do nothing wrong, but was then audited by the IRS for three years after.

“Billy Dale and his family went through hell thanks to the Clintons, Attorney General Janet Reno, the FBI and the IRS,” Irvine wrote. “Hillary’s greatest crime was not perjury, it was trying to send an innocent man to prison to justify having fired him and his staff without cause.”

“A memorandum by a former Presidential aide depicts Hillary Rodham Clinton as the central figure in the 1993 travel office dismissals, a politically damaging episode that the aide said had resulted from a climate of fear in which officials did not dare question Mrs. Clinton’s wishes,” wrote the NYT in 1996.

Whitewater Scandal – Hillary and her husband were partners in a shady real estate development firm called Whitewater Development Corp in Arkansas. Accusations of impropriety against the Clintons and others soon surfaced, regarding improper campaign contributions, political and financial favors, and tax benefits. Clinton’s friends and majority owners,  James and Susan McDougal were jailed for fraud, Clinton’s successor, Governor Jim Tucker, was jailed for fraud along with municipal judges David Hale and Eugene Fitzhugh who worked with James McDougal. The Clintons walked away unscathed, having apparently done nothing wrong.

See Whitewater Timeline.

Vince Foster Jr. Mystery – Questions cloud the suicide of Vince Foster, former colleague, friend, and White House aid  of Hillary’s who had connections to Travelgate, and the Whitewater scandals. Read the link above entitled “The Man Who Knew too Much. . .”

Filegate Scandal – Craig Livingstone, director of the White House’s Office of Personnel Security “improperly” accessed FBI files on several hundred individuals.

Mrs. Clinton called it a, “completely honest bureaucratic snafu.”

Many of these files were on people from previous Republican administrations. Hillary Clinton hired Livingston and is alleged to have looked at the files and requested this move. She was accused by Republicans of  violating privacy rights of individuals she viewed as political adversaries.

Cattle-Futures Miracle – Hillary’s first commodity trade was in cattle futures where she ordered 10 futures contracts which normally cost $12,000 dollars with only $1,000 dollars in her account. This turned into $6,300 dollars by the next morning and after 10 months totaled $100,000, with trading help from James B. Blair.

“Blair, who at the time was outside counsel to Tyson Foods Inc., Arkansas’ largest employer, says he was advising Clinton out of friendship, not to seek political gain. . .”  reports The WashingtonPost.

Robert L. “Red” Bone ran the Springdale, AK financial services company REFCO allowed the trades and later, after investigation, had to pay the largest fine at the time in the exchanges history and was suspended for three years. Hillary Clinton said she was able to make the successful trading because she read the Wall Street Journal for research.

Lootergate – Bill and especially Hillary started to ship White House furniture to their personal home in Chappaqua, N.Y.. The Clintons claimed they were donated, but at only some were proven to be donated and meant to stay in the White House after contacting the manufacturers. The Clintons returned some of the furniture after pressure was put on them to do so.

“GOP lawmakers and others criticized Hillary Rodham Clinton in particular for accepting many presents just before she joined the Senate and became covered by strict ethics rules that prohibit accepting gifts worth more than $50.”

Drug Dealer Donor ScandalConvicted drug trafficker Jorge Cabrera apparently made such a big donation to the Clinton’s campaign that he was invited to the White house without Secret Service present.

Ponzi Scheme and Political Favor Scandal – Norman Yung Yuen Hsu was a convicted pyramid investment promoter, and major Democratic donor. He contributed an undisclosed amount to Hillary Clinton’s 2008 campaign.

“He was sentenced to more than 24 years in prison in 2009 by a judge who accused him of funding his fraud by manipulating the political process in a way that ‘strikes at the very core of our democracy.”

BenghaziJust watch this

Here is an article posted in the New York Times in 1996 entitled “Blizzard of Lies” about Hillary Clinton.

The mega Clinton Foundation is also rife with cronyism and political favors.

For a larger list of scandals associated with the Clintons, check out The Clinton Crime Library.

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William Jefferson Clinton Memorial Library

 William Jefferson Clinton Memorial Library

We’d like to welcome you to the Clinton Library — dedicated to preserving the true legacy of the 42nd President of the United States.Bill Clinton promised as President that his would be the “most ethical administration in the history of the country.” As you explore the pages of this website, you can decide for yourself whether he lived up to that promise.

The Clinton Crime Family

Bill Clinton has surrounded himself with criminalsBill Clinton and Al Gore met with known criminals who either gave large amounts of money to the Democrats or were brought in by those giving huge sums of money to the Democrats. These people included convicted drug dealer Jorge Cabrera; a Chinese arms dealer named Wang Jun; and Grigory Lutchansky, whose company, Nordex, was on Clinton’s CIA watch list and who was denied entry into Canada because he failed a background check.

There was also the appearance of foreign policy quid pro quos involving Indonesia, Paraguay, Guam, Vietnam and China. Even more disturbing are allegations of economic espionage, communist Chinese involvement in U.S. elections, and compromising U.S. national security – all in the name of helping the Democrats and securing Bill Clinton’s reelection.

There were about 70 Congressional witnesses who have pled the Fifth Amendment right not to self-incriminate (or chosen to flee the country) in the Clinton-Gore dollars for political influence scam. In a round of testimony by FBI Director Louis Freeh before Congress, Rep. Dan Burton asked:
“Mr. Freeh, over 65 people have invoked the 5th Amendment or fled the country in the course of the Committee s investigation. Have you ever experienced so many unavailable witnesses in any matter in which you ve prosecuted or in which you ve been involved?” Freeh responded: “Actually, I have.” Burton asked: “You have? Give me, give me a rundown on that real quickly.” Freeh: “I spent about 16 years doing organized crime cases in New York City…”

Bill Clinton and Al Gore have conspired with known criminals

Jorge Cabrera, a convicted felon from Florida, gave the DNC $20,000 and then attended a political reception in Miami at which Cabrera got his picture taken with Al Gore. Cabrera was soon invited to a December 1995 pre-Christmas event at the White House and was photographed with First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton. The next month in January 1996, undercover agents arrested Cabrera with three tons of Colombian cocaine. Prior to Cabrera’s January arrest, he had been arrested twice on drug charges, and pleaded guilty to non-drug-related charges in both cases. Cabrera is serving a 19-year prison sentence. (The Detroit News, 2/16/97; Miami Herald, 1/19/97; The Washington Post, 10/20/96)

Yah Lin “Charlie” Trie, President Clinton’s longtime friend and a Democratic fund-raiser, was at the center of the 1996 United States campaign finance controversy and eventually pleaded guilty to two charges in his Arkansas trial (May 21, 1999). Trie plead guilty to a felony charge of causing false statements and a misdemeanor count of making political contributions in the names of others.It was Charlie Trie who arranged for international Chinese weapons dealer, Wang Jun, chairman of CITIC, the chief investment arm of the PRC, and Poly Technologies (a “front company for the PRC military”) to meet with Mr. Clinton at a Democrat Party event at the White House on Feb. 6, 1996. CITIC Ka Wah Bank includes 28 branches in Hong Kong, a branch in Macau, a branch in Shanghai and its PRC-incorporated wholly-owned subsidiary, CITIC Ka Wah Bank (China) Limited, which is headquartered in Shenzhen with branches in Shanghai and Beijing. The Bank also has branches in New York and Los Angeles.

At the time Clinton met with Wang, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and the Customs Service were wrapping up an investigation which caught Wang’s company smuggling at least $4 million worth of 2,000 illegal AK-47 assault weapons destined for gang members in California. President Clinton later admitted Wang’s attendance at the White House was “clearly inappropriate.”

  • Grigory Loutchansky, linked by Interpol to the Russian mafia, money laundering, drug trafficking, nuclear smuggling across the Baltics, and international arms trading, attended a Democrat Party White House dinner in October of 1993. Loutchansky got a private two-minute meeting and a picture with Mr. Clinton. (The Washington Times, 2/11/97; The Detroit News, 2/16/97; New York Post, 11/1/96; Time, 7/8/96) Loutchansky was invited back to a second DNC dinner in July 1995. A year before, Canada had blocked Loutchansky from entering Canada because he had failed a background check. Canadian officials also had questions about the source of Loutchansky’s Nordex company’s assets. (The Washington Times, 3/1/97) Both of Clinton’s CIA Directors James Woolsey and John Deutch described Loutchansky’s Nordex company as an “organization associated with Russian criminal activity.”
  • Eric Wynn, a twice-convicted securities promoter who pleaded guilty to stock manipulation that benefited a member of the Bonanno organized crime family and who served two years in prison for theft and tax charges, attended a December 1995 White House coffee with Clinton. In 1996, Wynn attended four other DNC fund-raising events involving Clinton. Wynn has been arrested five times during the last six months while out on bail for aggravated assault on a police officer, resisting arrest, aggravated assault with a motor vehicle, violation of a restraining order, terroristic threats and driving while intoxicated. At least one of the arrests occurred between DNC fund-raisers Wynn attended in 1996 with Clinton. (The Detroit News, 2/16/97; The Washington Post, 2/20/97; The Star-Ledger, 2/20/97)
  • Roger Tamraz, an international fugitive from Interpol, donated $177,000 to Democrats and the DNC through his companies and attended several White House dinners and coffees in 1995-1996. Tamraz is a former financier wanted, according to a 1989 Interpol warrant, in Lebanon for embezzling $200 million from his failed bank. On June 2, 1995, Tamraz was briefed by a National Security Council (NSC) expert on Russia at the same time he was negotiating a multibillion-dollar deal to build a pipeline from oil reserves from the Caspian Sea to Turkey through Azerbaijan and Armenia. On July 26, Tamraz contributed $20,000 to the DNC. After the meeting occurred, then-DNC Party Chairman Don Fowler called an NSC official to try to overturn a recommendation that Tamraz not attend high-level White House meetings. Tamraz went on to attend four more White House events with Clinton which included receptions, dinners and the premiere of the movie “Independence Day.” Tamraz, through his New York-based oil company, gave $50,000 to the DNC after going to a DNC sponsored White House reception on Sept. 11, 1995, and a dinner four days later. In October, Tamraz contributed another $100,000 at the direction of the DNC to the Virginia Democrat Party using his Tamoil Inc., company. Tamraz also had coffee with Gore on Oct. 5, 1995, and with Clinton on April 1, 1996.
  • Russ Barakat, a south Florida Democrat Party official, was indicted on criminal charges just five days after his coffee meeting at the White House in April 1995. Ultimately, Barakat was convicted for tax evasion. A Florida newspaper was full of stories about Barakat’s problems with the law before his White House visit, but he was asked in for coffee anyway.
  • Norman Hsu, former Democratic fundraiser, was sentenced to more than 24 years in prison in 2009 by a judge who accused him of funding his fraud by manipulating the political process in a way that ‘strikes at the very core of our democracy.’ U.S. District Judge Victor Marrero sentenced the 58-year-old Hsu, who raised money for Hillary Rodham Clinton and others, to 20 years in prison for his guilty plea to fraud charges and another four years and four months in prison for his conviction at trial for breaking campaign finance laws.
  • Chung Lo contributed $10,300 to the DNC. The bulk of the money was given in July 1996, the same month Ms. Lo was arrested on 14 counts of bank and mortgage fraud. Lo’s arrest came four days before she was to host a $400,000 Asian American fund-raiser featuring Clinton. The event was abruptly canceled. Lo was convicted of tax evasion in the 1980s under the name of Esther Chu. Lo had attended a White House coffee and a fund-raising event involving First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton and Vice President Gore.

Kim Weissman writes in a Congress Action update on July 13, 1997,

“One of the many troubling aspects of this affair is how the cesspool of corruption which the Clintons brought to Washington can cause even the most honorable men to prostitute their principles, attempting to defend the indefensible.

John Glenn was an honorable man, a true American hero. A Marine, one of America’s first astronauts, the first American to ride a rocket into earth orbit at a time when our rockets had the nasty habit of routinely blowing up in people’s faces. His bravery, his patriotism, his honor were above reproach and beyond question. Until Bill Clinton came to town. And in a few short years this bona fide hero has transformed himself into nothing more than a party hack, in service to monumental presidential corruption. Once a man throws his honor on the trash heap, it can never be reclaimed. And Glenn is not alone among democrats compromising their integrity to protect Bill Clinton. As for the media, which has instituted a virtual news blackout in which live coverage is nonexistent and then whines that nobody cares, which ignores crimes, espionage, and possible treason, and shamelessly peddles the democrat line that “the system is broken”, their ethics and principles in this matter are beneath contempt. As usual. The media see these hearings as their chance to enact “reform” which will enhance their power even further, and subversion of our government and treason in high office is of no interest. The integrity of our government and safety of the nation ranks below their self-aggrandizement.”

Clinton’s Criminal Appointees

Attorney General Janet Reno fabricated charges of child molestation against the Branch Davidians in Waco, Texas, ordering the use of military equipment and the use of chemical agents against citizens of the United States. Eighty-six men, women, and children died after FBI agents used grenade launchers to mount a CS gas attack on their compound. Larry Potts—who coordinated the Waco raid and was censured for his role in the 1992 Ruby Ridge, Idaho, shoot-out — was promoted to deputy director of the FBI by Reno.It was revealed in 2010 by Dick Morris, a longtime friend of Clinton and political advisor during his first term in office, that Janet Reno essentially blackmailed Bill Clinton to re-appoint her to a second term as Attornry General.

He told Sean Hannity that the President was not going to appoint Attorney General Janet Reno to a second term in office following the federal barrage on the Branch Davidian ranch at Mount Carmel.

“Bill Clinton orchestrated that takeover and in fact was so ashamed of what he did in Waco that he was not going to appoint Janet Reno to a second four year term” Morris stated. “She told him in a meeting right before the inauguration day for his new term, that ‘if you don’t appoint me, I’m gonna tell the truth about Waco’ and that forced Clinton’s hand in reappointing her.”

With the apparent approval of President Fidel Castro, in a pre-dawn raid of the Gonzalez home in Miami, Janet Reno ordered heavily armed INS agents to storm the house and snatch the young Elian Gonzalez from his relatives there. Outside, more armed thugs fired pepper spray into the angry crowd as they took away the crying and screaming 6-year-old boy.

More than 20 federal agents arrived at the home shortly before 5 a.m., using rams on the home’s chain-link fence and front door to force their way in. Inside, hiding in a closet, Elian’s great-aunt and one of the fishermen who rescued Elian, Donato Dalrymple held Elian in his arms as the federal thugs told him, “give me the boy or I’ll shoot you.” A short time later, a woman and man brought Elian out of the home as he was screaming, “Help me! Help me! Don’t take me away!” in Spanish.This unconstitutional federal raid on a private and lawful home, seizing a person accused of nothing has been perhaps Clinton’s most tyrannical acts of despotism.

Washington lawyer, Clinton confidant and golfing partner, Vernon Jordan, was deposed by Ken Starr for his role in obtaining $50,000 in “consulting fees” for Webster Hubbell, between the time Hubbell left the Justice Department and entered federal prison. Starr was trying to determine if those fees were “hush money.” That money came from Revlon Corporation, where Mr. Jordan sits on the board of directors.Jordan, at the request of Clinton’s personal secretary, Betty Currie, had also helped Monica Lewinsky search for a new job and a lawyer after she left the White House.

Vernon Jordan’s relationship with Bill Clinton goes back to a 1991 Bilderberger meeting where Clinton was introduced to the group by Jordan. The Bilderbergers arrogantly plot the subversion and silent takeover of constitutional governments everywhere. Their goal is a World Government run exclusively by their hand-picked puppets. It was shortly after attending the 1991 Bilderberger meeting, Governor Bill Clinton was selected to be the next President of the United States.

President Clinton has done a masterful job of placing “fall-guys” between himself and his administration’s indigenous corruption scandals. Independent Counsels have indicted and jailed senior administration officials for corruption, but Mr. Clinton has always maintained arms-length plausible deniability. Clinton’s defensive modus operandi: admit nothing, deny everything and make counterallegations.

  • It was alleged George Stephanopoulos, Senior Advisor, took a $600,000 loan below market interest and with insufficient collateral from NationsBank, a bank having business before the Clinton Administration, lied to Congress during Whitewater hearings, and attempted to have Whitewater investigator Jay Stephens at the RTC fired.
  • Secretary of Labor, Robert Reich lied to Congress when he wrote that there were no memos circulating in the Labor Department instructing staff to gather political material against the Contract with America. Such memos were later published.
  • Former Assitant Secretary of HUD, Roberta Achtenberg violated the First Amendment when she ordered HUD lawyers to silence citizens who spoke out against planned housing projects. She also exceeded her authority when she had HUD staff threaten Allentown County to withdraw an “Use of English language encouraged” ordinance.
  • On Feb. 12, 1995, the Los Angeles Times reveals Veterans Affairs Secretary Jesse Brown made 20 trips at taxpayers’ expense to his hometown of Chicago—rarely attending any official events.
  • Former Secretary of Defense, Les Aspin, through criminal negligence was responsible for the death of Army Rangers in Somalia. He has never been held accountable in public hearings. He subseqently resigned and is now deceased.
  • The Los Angeles Times revealed on June 25, ’95, Energy Secretary Hazel O’Leary, at taxpayers’ expense, routinely upgrades her airline flights to business and first class and stays at expensive hotels—seeking reimbursement from the government at as much as 150 percent of the maximum level allowed. In Jan. ’96, the General Accounting Office audit finds $255,000 in undocumented expenses from Hazel O’Leary’s trips abroad. In April, ’96, a General Accounting Office audit showed that the 14 overseas trips Energy Secretary Hazel O’Leary took in 1994 and 1995 netted only about $448 million worth of business — not the $2 billion her administration claimed — and that some of the deals concluded on the trips benefitted foreign firms more than U.S. companies. An Energy Department inspector general report stated that part of the $4.6 million Secretary Hazel O’Leary spent on overseas trips may have been spent illegally.
  • Chief of Staff to the First Lady, Margaret Williams obstructed justice when she removed documents from the office of Vince Foster. She lied to Congress about removing those documents.
  • Treasury Department Employee, Joshua Steiner, lied to Congress about conversations with White House personnel about the RTC and has resigned.
  • Former Chief of Staff, Mack McLarty conspired with Democratic Congressional Leadership to block access to vital documents in a Congressional hearing.
  • USIA Inspector General, Marian Benett, covered up credit-card fraud by USIA Inspector General staff.
  • Federico Pena, Secretary of Transportation has been accused of awarding State and federal contracts to companies in which he had a financial interest.
  • Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights, Deval Patrick was accused of using extortion to force banks to give preferential treatment to minorities.

Clinton administration officials indicted

Henry Cisneros, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development became the second Clinton administration official to be indicted.

The Justice Department probe began on Sept. 22, 1994, it’s investigating whether Housing and Urban Development Secretary Henry Cisneros lied to the FBI about payments he made to his former mistress, Linda Jones. In March ’95 Attorney General Janet Reno concluded HUD Secretary Henry Cisneros made yearly payments to Jones of between $42,000 and $60,000—contradicting Cisneros’ claim to the FBI that his yearly payments totaled no more than $10,000. In May 1995, an independent counsel was named to investigate if the lies HUD Secretary Henry Cisneros told to the FBI constitute a felony.

On Dec. 11, 1997 a federal grand jury in Washington handed down a 21-count indictment, charging Cisneros and Jones variously with conspiracy, obstruction of justice, fraud and perjury. Evidence including 40 hours of secretly recorded telephone calls, IRS records and canceled checks suggests to prosecutors that Cisneros committed perjury and conspired with his ex-mistress and others to lie about the hush money. Those records indicate Cisneros paid Jones about $250,000 and continued to pay her after he came to Washington, including payments totaling some $40,000 prior to his interview with the FBI.

Former Agriculture Secretary Mike Espy was indicted on charges he accepted illegal gifts and lied to investigators. In August, 1994 Attorney General Janet Reno asked for an independent counsel to investigate Agriculture Secretary Mike Espy for accepting gifts from companies regulated by his department. On Oct. 3, 1994, Mike Espy resigns amid charges he accepted gifts and perks barred by federal ethics laws and rules.

In Dec. 1997, Tyson Foods Inc., the nation’s largest poultry processor, pleaded guilty to giving former U.S. Agriculture Secretary Mike Espy more than $12,000 in illegal gifts, and agreed to pay $6 million in fines and investigative expenses.

Ultimately, Independent Counsel Smaltz s investigation of Agriculture Secretary Espy, has resulted in 14 indictments yielding 2 convictions, 3 guilty pleas, 4 acquittals, 3 companies paying enormous fines, and 3 defendants awaiting trial or retrial.

In the tenth major probe into high level Clinton appointees, the Justice Department has opened an investigation into whether or not Labor Secretary Alexis Herman was involved in a scheme of influence peddling during ‘94-’96 when she was a White House aide. The seventh independent counsel of the Clinton era will investigate influence peddling and corrupt campaign fundraising allegations against Labor Secretary Alexis Herman. In response to these allegations, President Clinton remarked, “I don t believe that for a minute.”

Under investigation for overbilling clients, mail fraud and tax evasion, Associate Attorney General Webster Hubbell resigned on March 14, 1994. On Dec. 6, ’94 Hubbell pleads guilty and on Aug. 7, 1995 he began serving 21-month sentence for defrauding the federal government and tax evasion. A June 24, 1997 Los Angeles Times story revealed a City of Los Angeles audit found Webster Hubbell cheated Los Angeles out of almost $25,000 by lying about the consulting work he did for them.

The Justice Department began investigating Commerce Secretary Ron Brown on Feb. 19, 1995 for violation of tax and financial disclosure laws and whether he took money from people seeking to influence him. Apparently, he took bribes from almost everybody saying it is part of the way Washington works. Ron Brown was still under investigation by an Independent Counsel when he died mysteriously in a plane crash in 1996. Former Brown business associate and lover Nolanda Hill revealed on the June 18, 1997 ABC Prime time Live that deceased Cabinet Secretary Ron Brown was set to accept a $700,000 cash payoff from Vietnam in return for pushing normalized trade relations with the communist country.

Whitewater

On Jan. 20, 1994, an independent counsel is named to investigate the Clintons’ personal, political and business finances in the 1980s, including their role in the Whitewater Development Corporation. As a result, Clinton’s cronies begin to fall around him.

Former Arkansas Municipal Court Judge David Hale was indicted for defrauding the federal government by misrepresenting Capital Management’s paid-in capital. David Hale pleads guilty on Mar. 22, 1994 to conspiracy and mail fraud.

Arkansas Gov. Jim Guy Tucker was indicted on three felony charges of making false statements and conspiracy to defraud the United States in the Whitewater venture. Later, 11 new counts of conspiracy, wire fraud, making false statements and misapplying funds are added. When Clinton loyalist Judge Henry Woods dismisses the original three-count indictment against Gov. Tucker, independent counsel Kenneth Starr files an immediate appeal. Tucker is eventually found guilty of fraud in connection with the failed savings and loan institution and faces 10 years in prison and $500,000 in fines. After Tucker’s resignation as Governor, Lt. Gov. Mike Huckabee replaced him.

Clinton’s partner in the Whitewater venture, Jim McDougal, was indicted on 19 counts of conspiracy, mail fraud, making false statements and false bank reports, and misapplying funds. McDougal was found guilty of fraud in connection with the failed savings and loan institution. Jim McDougal was serving his 3 year sentence for bank fraud at the Fort Worth Federal Medical Center in Texas, a facility operated by the federal Bureau of Prisons for inmates who need medical attention. Just prior to another round of testimony before Kenneth Starr’s grand jury, Jim McDougal suffered a heart attack while in solitary confinement, which may have been brought on by the diuretics forced on him.Susan McDougal was indicted on eight counts of conspiracy, wire fraud, mail fraud and making false statements.

  • On Feb. 6, 1996, President Bill Clinton is subpoenaed in the bank fraud and conspiracy trial of James and Susan McDougal, his partners in the failed Whitewater development project and on Mar. 26th, the White House agrees to have Clinton videotape his testimony.
  • The White House releases on Feb 20, more than 100 pages of “mistakenly overlooked” Whitewater records subpoenaed in 1994.
  • On May 16, 1996, the Senate Whitewater committee votes to subpoena FBI reports showing that Hillary Clinton’s fingerprints were found on hundreds of pages of Rose law Firm documents found in the White House residence quarters in January. The records, subpoenaed in 1994, and had been missing. In a two-page affidavit to Senate Whitewater investigators on June 17th, Hillary Clinton states that she “does not know” how her Rose Law Firm billing records ended up in the White House.

Criticized for attempting to quash a Whitewater investigation at the RTC through White House liaisons, obstructing justice in the Foster suicide investigation by blocking access, removing documents, lying about his removal of documents, and by retrieving Foster’s pager from Park Police, White House Counsel Bernard Nussbaum resigns on Mar. 5, 1994 and is under investigation for lying to Congress.

Director of White House Administration, Patsy Thomasson, lied to Congress about the composition of the Health Care Task Force and the size of its budget and obstructed justice when she removed documents from the office of Vince Foster.

Deputy Treasury Secretary Roger Altman resigned on Aug. 17, 1994 amid charges of lying to Congress in his testimony concerning Whitewater/Resolution Trust Corporation (RTC) investigation.

Treasury Counsel Jean Hanson resigns on Aug. 18, 1994 amid charges that she briefed the White House on Whitewater/RTC investigation.

On Dec. 15, 1995, Former White House lawyer William Kennedy refuses to comply with Senate Whitewater Committee subpoena demanding Whitewater-related documents.

Jury selection began on June 17, 1996 in the Whitewater-related trial of Herby Branscum and Robert Hill, two Arkansas bankers indicted on charges of fraud. Prosecutors maintain Hill and Branscum funneled $7,000 to then-Gov. Bill Clinton’s 1990 re-election campaign.

Deputy Chief of Staff, Harold Ickes, broke into New York Republican headquarters in 1970 but has never been indicted for this crime which was similar to what the Watergate Plumbers spent time in jail for. He also lied to Congress about his involvement in the Whitewater coverup.

Former White House Counsel, Lloyd Cutler lied to Congress and attempted to withhold vital information from Congress. He obtained a confidential Treasury report and showed it to witnesses before they testified before Congress in the Whitewater hearings. He again lied to Congress when he denied having shown testimony to witnesses. Lloyd Cutler has resigned.

Campaign Finance

In October 1996, the Clinton/Gore campaign, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and the Commerce Department engaged in covering up a Democrat political fund-raising scandal.

Three former Clinton administration officials have refused to give the U.S. Congress documents subpoenaed for investigations of Democrat fund-raising — claiming a Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination. The three are: former Associate Attorney General Webster Hubbell, former Commerce Department political appointee John Huang and Mark Middleton, a former aide to the White House chief of staff. (Associated Press, 2/28/97)

Others have fled the country to evade indictments and answering questions.

John Huang was involved in fund-raising while he was a political appointee at the Commerce Department.

  • Huang, a former U.S. representative of the Asian conglomerate Lippo Group, despite assertions of having avoided any contact with any Commerce Department matters involving Lippo, apparently violated federal conflict-of-interest laws by joining the administration’s Indonesia Advocacy-Financing Working Group which dealt with projects involving Lippo. Huang aggressively argued for a new U.S. trade policy toward Vietnam only one day after joining the Commerce Department in July 1994, and pushed the issue for 17 months while the Lippo Group sought to expand its business in Vietnam. (The Washington Times, 12/12/96; 11/27/96)
  • While still at the Commerce Department, Huang traveled coast to coast to raise money for the Democrat Party and brought in more than $150,000 in donations before he formally left his senior Commerce Department post, according to records obtained by House investigators. Political fund-raising by federal employees is prohibited by the Hatch Act. (The Washington Times, 2/19/97)
  • John Huang expressed a particular interest in gathering secret intelligence about China, according to testimony by a CIA officer who briefed Huang 37 times. His testimony was taken as part of a lawsuit filed by Judicial Watch on whether Democratic donors were rewarded with trips on trade missions.

EPA Administrator Carol Browner used the EPA to campaign against Republicans running on the Contract with America, an illegal use of the executive branch for political campaigning.

  • A bipartisan letter from the House Government Reform and Oversight Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs on March 21, 1995, charges the Environmental Protection Agency and its administrator, Carol M. Browner, with violating the federal Anti-Lobbying Act by faxing unsolicited material opposing the Republican-sponsored regulatory reform package to various corporations and public-interest groups.

Senior Advisor, Bruce Lensey, as treasurer for the Clinton gubernatorial campaign in 1990, signed withdrawals from Perry County Bank, the president of which has pled guilty to conspiring to conceal these withdrawals from the IRS and FEC.

Co-President, Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton became the first first lady to testify before a grand jury when she was subpeonaed by the Whitewater grand jury.

  • Took a $100,000 bribe, camouflaged as futures trades, from Tyson Foods Inc. At issue was a $100,000 windfall from cattle futures after a $1,000 investment.
  • Speculated in Health Care industry futures while overseeing legislative reform of same.
  • Failed to correct false testimony by co-defendant Ira Magaziner in Health Care trial.
  • Ordered members of the Health Care Task Force to shred documents that were the target of a court probe.
  • Obstructed justice by ordering the shredding of Vince Foster’s documents in the Rose Law Firm.
  • In 1996, Hillary was accused by the Senate Special Whitewater Committee of ordering the removal of potentially damaging files related to Whitewater from Foster’s office on the night of his death and telling aides to lie about their removal. Of course, Hillary denied everything.
  • Obstructed justice by keeping her billing records, a document sought under subpoena, in the White House residence.
  • Lied to investigators about her knowledge about billing records.
  • Lied to investigators about her involvement in the Castle Grande land flip con.
  • Ordered the use of the FBI to discredit Travel Office employees.
  • Lied to investigators about her involvement in the firing of Travel Office Employees. In May 1993, the co-president was accused of having a central hand in firing several long-time employees of the White House Travel Office, the better to give the pricey travel business to her Hollywood pals, Linda Bloodworth Thomason and Harry Thomason. Hillary denied everything and when Whitewater Independent Counsel Robert Ray investigated Travelgate, he concluded that there was substantial evidence that involved Hillary but not enough to warrant an indictment.
  • A Federal judge orders a trial on July 25, 1994 to determine if Hillary Clinton’s heath care task force illegally operated in secret.
  • The White House finally releases more than 2,000 documents on June 25, 1996, relating to the travel office firings, originally requested two years prior by congressional investigators.

TravelGate

William Kennedy, David Watkins, and Patsy Thomasson was accussed of fabricating charges against White House Travel Office personnel to have the business taken over by Clinton friends. They coerced FBI and IRS agents into complicity with this scheme. Kennedy and Watkins have resigned.

Travel Office employee, Catherine Cornelius removed documents from White House Travel Office. Because those documents later became the subject of a trial against Office Director Billy Dale, that could amount to obstruction of justice.

Filegate

On June 6, 1996, The Los Angeles Times reported that the White House sought confidential FBI background documents on fired White House Travel Office chief Billy Dale. The next day, the White House admits it ordered FBI files of more than 330 people, including dozens of Republican leaders, saying it was working off an “outdated list” of people who had applied for access to the White House. Eventually it is discovered that about 1,000 people’s FBI files were obtained by Clinton officials.

One of those people whose FBI file was obtained by the White House was Linda Tripp, who blazed onto the national scene when she released to Independent Council, Ken Starr, secretly taped conversations she had with Monica Lewinsky about the sexual conduct of the President. Tripp’s connection to FBI files also include her witnessing fellow employees copying FBI files onto White House computers when she worked in the Clinton White House. (The Washington Times, 9/4/98) Tripp is also at the center of conspiracy theories involving Vince Foster’s suicide. Tripp had worked in the early Clinton administration in 1992 as executive assistant to Bernie Nussbaum, then the White House counsel. Tripp first surfaced in the original report on Foster’s death by former independent counsel Robert Fiske. Fiske said in his report, that Tripp was the last person to speak to Foster before he committed suicide. It was also Tripp who provided testimony on what happened inside Foster’s office after word of his death surfaced, again leading to questions of impropriety.Tripp also is the original source of information regarding Kathryn Willey’s reported claim that Clinton had kissed and fondled her, claiming to be the first person to talk to Willey after she left the Oval Office.

  • In June 1996, White House security head Craig Livingstone, a political operative and former bouncer, illegally obtained over 700 FBI files of mostly White House personnel from former Republican administrations.
  • On the 9th, White House Chief of Staff Leon Panetta offers a public apology for the White House’s obtaining the FBI files: “Mistakes were made. It is inexcusable.”
  • President Clinton later offered a direct apology and calls the FBI files controversy a “completely honest bureaucratic snafu.”
  • FBI Director Louis Freeh said on June 14, that he and his agency were “victimized.” He also says that the White House acquisition of the files represented “egregious violations of privacy.”
  • The Washington Post reports on the 16th, Secret Service officials say the tracking system they used for White House passholders could not have generated the supposedly outdated list that the White House claimed it used to request FBI files on the now more than 400 former passholders.
  • White House places personnel security office director Craig Livingstone, directly responsible for obtaining the FBI files, on administrative leave.
  • House Government Reform and Oversight Committee begins hearings on FBI file affair on June 19th. Livingstone tells officials that the office holding the files was often left unsecured and that people with the lowest level security clearance were allowed access to the room. ABC News reports that Livingstone himself did not get proper security clearance until more than a year after he began his job as head of security.
  • Attorney General Janet Reno calls on FBI to expand its probe to determine how and why White House obtained files on former Reagan and Bush administration staff members – later she reverses her earlier call for the FBI to lead the inquiry, and announces that Whitewater independent counsel Kenneth Starr should investigate how the White House acquired the FBI files in an improper manner.
  • New documents on June 25th, show that a total of more than 700 FBI background files were improperly obtained by the White House.
  • Craig Livingstone resigns from the White House staff on June 26th.
  • Anthony Marceca informs the Senate Judiciary Committee on June 28th, that he is taking the Fifth Amendment and will not answer any more questions concerning the White House acquisition of FBI background files.
  • The diaries of the Dick Morris’ call girl, Sherry Rowlands, noted that Mr Morris described Mrs Clinton as the prime mover in the scandal when confidential FBI personnel files on leading Republicans were taken to the White House and scrutinised by political fixers. “It was Hillary,” Mr Morris replied when Miss Rowlands asked who was to blame for the scandal. “She ordered them. She’s a paranoid lady; she did it.”
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Former Jehovah’s Witness Accuses Church of Hiding Child Abusers from Congregations – ABC News

Former Jehovah’s Witness Accuses Church of Hiding Child Abusers from Congregations

Candace Conti, a former member of the Jehovah’s Witnesses, sits down for an interview with ABC News "Nightline."

A former member of the Jehovah’s Witnesses is taking on the leadership
of this wealthy, secretive religion, who she says failed to protect her
from a predatory pedophile. She blames what she says is the church’s
policy of silence on child abusers.

Candace Conti, now 28, was just 9 years old when she says she was abused
by a well-liked member of her small congregation in Fremont, California,
named Jonathan Kendrick. While doing door-to-door evangelizing, which
Conti said she would often do without her parents, she said Kendrick
would take her to his house and molest her.

“He’s just a big person… I found him very scary,” Conti said.

As a child, Conti said she didn’t think she could tell anyone about the
abuse. But years later, she testified during a trial against the church
that Kendrick abused her several times a month for what she says felt
like two years.

“I never thought I could [talk about it],” she said. “Bringing that up
just would demolish my family– the only people that I knew… I think I
was scared to.”

Conti had nowhere else to turn, she said, because of her beliefs, and she grew up isolated from the outside world.

Like all Jehovah’s Witnesses, Conti says she was taught that Armageddon
was imminent, and that only the true believers would survive and live in
a heaven on Earth. She says she was taught that, “everybody outside of
the Jehovah’s Witnesses are pretty much walking dead … and could be
used as a tool by Satan to mislead you, to pull your away from your
Christian family.”

It was only years later, after Conti had grown up and left the church,
that she found Jonathan Kendrick on a sex offender registry. He had
served seven months in jail for sexually abusing his wife’s 7-year-old
granddaughter. After seeing him on the registry, Conti decided to come
forward with her case.

She said she “felt really guilty for not doing anything that this wouldn’t have happened to somebody else.”

Conti said she went to local church leaders, known as elders, and told
them her story. But Conti said the elders refused to believe her unless
she could prove the abuse happened by providing two witnesses to the
alleged abuse.

According to the religion’s internal system of justice, it is believed
that the Bible requires there to be two witnesses in order for a crime to be punishable.

So Conti went to the police instead. They began an investigation, but
with Kendrick denying the abuse, the authorities have not brought
charges — although the investigation continues.

Conti’s next move was to sue the church itself. She hired attorney Rick
Simons, who had spent many years representing victims in cases of abuse
by pedophile Catholic priests.

“If ever there was a group that needs the sun to shine on them and their
practices, it’s this one [Jehovah’s Witnesses],” Simons said. “Because
when your doorbell rings on Saturday morning… and your kid answers the
door, you don’t want that guy to be a child molester.”

When Conti and her attorney began conducting depositions with local
church leaders in California, they learned something that astonished
them: Even before Conti was abused, the elders knew that Jonathan
Kendrick, who had then held a leadership position in the congregation,
had also molested his stepdaughter when she was a teenager.

And yet, the elders did not call the police and did not warn the rest of the congregation.

“I was disgusted. I was absolutely disgusted,” Conti said. “It was more
damage control at that point than ever trying to be proactive and saving
somebody.”

Under oath, the elders of the congregation said the reason they did not
tell the congregation about Kendrick’s abuse was that the information
was “confidential.” In fact, the elders said they were following the
strict guidelines at the time provided by church leadership at the
Jehovah’s Witnesses’ headquarters in New York, called “The Watchtower.”

In a series of letters to elders across the country regarding child
abuse, The Watchtower stated that although they acknowledge that some
states have child abuse reporting laws, allegations should otherwise be
kept secret to all but church elders, because the “peace, unity and
spiritual well-being of the congregation are at stake,” and because
“worldly people are quick to resort to lawsuits if they feel their
‘rights’ have been violated.”

The elders in Fremont did remove Kendrick from his leadership position, per Watchtower policy, on the grounds of “uncleanness.”

When Candace Conti’s lawsuit against the church went to court, attorneys
for Jehovah’s Witnesses argued that it is not the responsibility of a
religious organization to protect children from sexual abuse by other
congregation members. They said the church provides education to parents
on the risk of sexual abuse. They also pointed out that the alleged
abuse of Candace Conti never took place on church property.

Furthermore, church attorneys questioned whether Conti was specifically
assigned by the elders to go door-to-door preaching, known as “field
service,” with Kendrick.

Ultimately, the jury sided with Conti. In a landmark verdict in 2012,
she was eventually awarded over $15 million. The Watchtower is currently
appealing the case.

The Watchtower denied our request for an interview, but told “Nightline”
in a statement, peppered with Bible citations, that “it would be
inappropriate for us to comment on cases currently in litigation.” …
“Jehovah’s Witnesses have also consistently warned congregation members
and the public of the need to protect their children from the horrific
crime of child sexual abuse.”

 See more of the church’s statement at the end of this story.

Whatever the outcome of her case, Candace Conti’s public fight appears
to have opened the floodgates. The Jehovah’s Witnesses are now facing a
series of lawsuits across the country. Attorney Irwin Zalkin is trying
15 of those cases.

“For some reason [church leaders] believe they’re above the law,” Zalkin said.

In October, a San Diego court awarded one of Zalkin’s clients $13.5
million dollars in damages for alleged sexual abuse suffered at the
hands of Congregation leader Gonzalo Campos, of the Linda Vista Spanish
Congregation. The Jehovah’s Witnesses plan to appeal the verdict.

Kendrick was absent from Conti’s trial and denied “Nightline’s” repeated
requests for an interview. In a brief interview with “Nightline”
outside of his home in California, Kendrick said, “My statement is this.
I’ve never been alone with Ms. Conti, never molested Candace Conti.”

He denied he ever did field service with Conti alone, and repeatedly denied molesting her or ever being alone with her.

“I’m sure that’s the smart thing for him to say,” Conti told
“Nightline.” “That hurts like hell. But … do you expect honesty from a
child molester?”

Conti is moving on with her life. She graduated from college and
recently got engaged. But she said she will continue fighting on behalf
of all victims of child abuse.

“I don’t have a monopoly on pain,” she said. “Instead of being victims
we can change it, and have our words speak for change. Then this pain
might be a little bit worth it.”

Since Conti’s verdict in 2012, the church appears to have made some
changes on its confidentiality policy when it comes to child abuse, but
critics, including Conti, say it’s not enough.

As for Jonathan Kendrick, he says he is still a member in good standing of the Jehovah’s Witnesses.

More of Jehovah’s Witnesses Statement to ABC News Regarding This Report:

 

As you are aware, it would be inappropriate for us to comment on cases
currently in litigation. However, in addition to the statement we
previously provided, please allow us to make the following points.

We abhor the sexual abuse of children, and we do not protect any
perpetrator of such repugnant acts from the consequences of his gross
sin and crime. – Romans 12:9.

Our current and long-standing policy is clearly stated in the
publication “Shepherd the Flock of God”—1 Peter 5:2, in which elders are
provided the following direction:

“Child abuse is a crime. Never suggest to anyone that they should not
report an allegation of child abuse to the police or other authorities.
If you are asked, make it clear that whether to report the matter to the
authorities or not is a personal decision for each individual to make
and that there are no congregation sanctions for either decision. Elders
will not criticize anyone who reports such an allegation to the
authorities. If the victim wishes to make a report, it is his or her
absolute right to do so.”—“Shepherd the Flock of God”—1 Peter 5:2, chap.
12, pp. 131-132, par. 19.

Seeking legal advice is a vital element of handling sensitive matters
responsibly. Thus, for decades our elders have been instructed to
contact our Legal Department whenever they learn of an allegation of
child abuse. We do this, not to hide the crime and the sin, but rather
to ensure that our elders strictly comply with child-abuse reporting
laws.

By means of our Bible-based publications, our religious services, and
our website jw.org., Jehovah’s Witnesses have also consistently warned
congregation members and the public of the need to protect their
children from the horrific crime of child sexual abuse. We encourage
anyone who wishes to understand our position to visit our website
jw.org., and search the term “child abuse.”

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Iran’s President brags about deceiving the West over nuclear program

Iran’s President brags about deceiving the West over nuclear program

“War is deceit,” said Muhammad. But to take him at his word would be “Islamophobic.”

“VIDEO: Iranian president brags about deceiving the West,” by Reza Kahlili for the Daily Caller, September 22:

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has gone on a charm
offensive lately with multiple interviews with American media promising
collaboration, but a recent video shows he takes pride in deceiving the
West.

“Gone is the age of blood feuds,” Rouhani stated in an op-ed in the Washington Post. “World leaders are expected to lead in turning threats into opportunities,” he wrote in the Post Friday.

In interviews with ABC and NBC,
Rouhani said that Iran will never develop nuclear weapons and that he has the authority to make a deal with the West. “In its nuclear program, this government enters with full power and has complete authority,”  Rouhani said. “Under no circumstances would we seek any weapons of mass
destruction, including nuclear weapons, nor will we ever.”

Rouhani, who is one of the most trusted figures of the Islamic
regime’s supreme leader, has served the Islamic Republic at the highest levels since the 1979 revolution. He has been the deputy speaker of  Parliament, the head of the Executive Committee of the High Council for War Support during the Iran-Iraq War, the deputy to the second-in-command of Iran’s joint chiefs of staff, a member of the Expediency Council, a member of the Assembly of Experts (the body that chooses the supreme leader), a former nuclear negotiator, and, most importantly, the representative of the supreme leader to the Supreme National Security Council since 1989.

Despite the recent charm offensive in the American media, a recently revealed video of an interview prior to the June Iranian election shows him bragging how he, in his role as Iran’s top nuclear negotiator,  deceived the West during negotiations on Iran’s illicit nuclear program even as Iran expanded its nuclear power. At the same time, Rouhani managed to relieve pressure by the West, especially in convincing the Europeans to avert possible military aggression by the Bush administration.

“The day that we invited the three European ministers [to the talks], only 10 centrifuges were spinning at [the Iranian nuclear facility of] Natanz,” Rouhani boasted on the tape. “We could not produce one gram of  U4 or U6 [uranium hexafluoride]. “¦ We did not have the heavy-water production. We could not produce yellow cake. Our total production of  centrifuges inside the country was 150.”

But then Rowhani admitted in the video the purpose of prolonging negotiations: “We wanted to complete all of these “” we needed time.”

He said the three European ministers promised to block U.S. efforts to transfer the Iran nuclear dossier to the United Nations, using veto power if necessary. He called Iran’s claim that it stopped its nuclear program in 2003 a statement for the uneducated and admitted that the program not only continued, but was significantly expanded under his tenure.

While President George W. Bush was increasing pressure on Iran in 2007, a report by American intelligence agencies concluded that Iran halted its nuclear program in 2003 and that the program had remained frozen since.

In the interview, Rouhani said that after he took over the country”s nuclear project, the country”s 150 centrifuges grew to over 1,700 by the time he left the project.

Then Rouhani made his boldest statement: “We did not stop; we completed the program.”

He said that Iran’s nuclear activity was under the supervision of the supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, and that he, as Khamenei’s representative, was to ensure this deceit….

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New Documents Blow Lid Off Obama/Clinton Benghazi Scandal – Breitbart

New Documents Blow Lid Off Obama/Clinton Benghazi Scandal

I’ve always believed that the Benghazi cover-up was about two presidential campaigns:  Barack Obama’s reelection campaign and Hillary Clinton’s nascent presidential campaign.

Why else would Hillary Clinton personally send out lies about Benghazi within hours, and then keep on pushing these lies until the truth could no longer be ignored?  The truth about an attack by an al Qaeda group that killed our ambassador and three other brave Americans in the days before Obama’s reelection would not only have put Obama at risk of losing, but also would have potentially dashed the hopes of his successor-in-waiting, Hillary Rodham Clinton.

The desperation by Obama, Clinton, and their political teams must have been potent.  It was so potent that they – rather than admitting that they caused an Islamist conflagration in Libya by ousting and killing Gadhafi – preferred to ignore pleas for increased security from Ambassador Stevens; to abandon him and his colleagues to rampaging terrorists; refused to follow up with force against those who attacked us; and to lie to the American people about the nature of the attack.  Rather than admit that it was a planned attack by a terrorist group in league with al Qaeda, the Obama/Clinton machine knowingly put out the lie that the killings were the result of a spontaneous demonstration in response to an obscure Internet video supposedly offensive to radical Islamists.  The message: don’t blame us – blame those who offend Islamists (conservatives, Republicans, etc.).  Indeed, rather than sending our military to eliminate the enemy in Libya, the Obama administration arrested the poor sap who made the offending video.

Strong stuff you might think.  But the most recent documents forced out of the State Department will make you think I’m being too kind to the Benghazi betrayers controlling the Executive Branch.

Judicial Watch recently struck smoking-gun gold in another cache of documents we forced out of the State Department.  The documents show that top aides for then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, including her then-chief of staff Cheryl Mills, knew from the outset that the Benghazi mission compound was under attack by armed assailants tied to a terrorist group.  The documents we’ve extracted from the Obama administration only through a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the State Department (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of State (No. 1:14-cv-01511)).

Unsurprisingly, the documents make no reference to a spontaneous demonstration or Internet video, except in an official statement issued by Hillary Clinton.

The JW lawsuit that uncovered this material focused on Mrs. Clinton’s involvement in the Benghazi scandal:

Any and all records concerning, regarding, or related to notes, updates, or reports created in response to the September 11, 2012 attack on the U.S, Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. This request includes but is not limited to, notes, taken by then Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton or employees of the Office of the Secretary of State during the attack and its immediate aftermath.

Mrs. Clinton had said she took notes on Benghazi for her recent book but suggested no one could see them.  She isn’t above the law.  Congress is asleep, traditional media are cheerleaders, so hence, our lawsuit.

We haven’t yet gotten Hillary’s notes, but the chain of internal emails we did get is extraordinary and tracks the events surrounding the terrorist attack in real time.

On September 11, 2012, at 4:07 PM, Maria Sand (who was then a Special Assistant to Mrs. Clinton) forwarded an email from the State Department’s Operations Center entitled “U.S. Diplomatic Mission in Benghazi is Under Attack (SBU) [Sensitive But Unclassified]” to Cheryl Mills (then-Chief of Staff), Jacob Sullivan (then-Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy), Joseph McManus (then-Hillary Clinton’s Executive Assistant), and a list of other Special Assistants in the Secretary’s office:

The Regional Security Officer reports the diplomatic mission is under attack. Tripoli reports approximately 20 armed people fired shots; explosions have been heard as well. Ambassador Stevens, who is currently in Benghazi, and four COM [Chief of Mission] personnel are in the compound safe haven. The 17th of February militia is providing security support.

This email was sent about 30 minutes after the terrorist attack began.

On September 11, 2012, 4:38 PM, State Department Foreign Service Officer Lawrence Randolph forwarded Mills, Sullivan, and McManus an email from Scott Bultrowicz, who was the former director of the Diplomatic Security Service (ousted following review of the attack), with the subject line, “Attack on Benghazi 09112012”:

DSCC received a phone call from [REDACTED] in Benghazi, Libya initially stating that 15 armed individuals were attacking the compound and trying to gain entrance. The Ambassador is present in Benghazi and currently is barricaded within the compound. There are no injuries at this time and it is unknown what the intent of the attackers is. At approximately 1600 DSCC received word from Benghazi that individuals had entered the compound. At 1614 RSO advised the Libyans had set fire to various buildings in the area, possibly the building that houses the Ambassador [REDACTED] is responding and taking fire.

Nearly seven hours later, at 12:04 AM, on September 12, Randolph sends an email with the subject line “FW: Update 3: Benghazi Shelter Location Also Under Attack” to Mills, Sullivan, and McManus that has several updates about the Benghazi attack:

I just called Ops and they said the DS command center is reporting that the compound is under attack again.  I am about to reach out to the DS Command Center.

This email also contains a chain of other, earlier email updates:

September 11, 2012 11:57 PM email:  “(SBU) DS Command reports the current shelter location for COM personnel in Benghazi is under mortar fire.  There are reports of injuries to COM staff.”

September 11, 2012 6:06 PM (Subject: “Update 2: Ansar al-Sharia Claims Responsibility for Benghazi Attack (SBU):  “(SBU) Embassy Tripoli reports the group claimed responsibility on Facebook and Twitter and call for an attack on Embassy Tripoli”

September 11, 2012, 4:54 PM: “Embassy Tripoli reports the firing at the U.S. Diplomatic Mission in Benghazi has stopped and the compound has been cleared. A response team is on site to locate COM personnel.”

The DOS emails reveal the first official confirmation of the death of Ambassador Stevens.  On September 12, 2012, 3:22 AMSenior Watch Officer Andrew Veprek forwarded an email to numerous State Department officials, which was later forwarded to Cheryl Mills and Joseph McManus, with the subject line “Death of Ambassador Stevens in Benghazi”:

Embassy Tripoli confirms the death of Ambassador John C. (Chris) Stevens in Benghazi. His body has been recovered and is at the airport in Benghazi.

Two hours later, Joseph McManus forwards the news about Ambassador Stevens’ death to officials in the State Department Legislative Affairs office with instructions not to “forward to anyone at this point.”

Despite her three top staff members being informed that a terrorist group had claimed credit for the attack, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton issued an official statement, also produced to Judicial Watch, claiming the assault may have been in “a response to inflammatory material posted on the Internet.”

Cheryl Mills asks that the State Department stop answering press inquiries at 12:11 AM on September 12, despite the ongoing questions about “Chris’ whereabouts.”  In an email to State Department spokesman Victoria Nuland, Jacob Kennedy, and Phillipe Reines (then-Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Strategic Communications and Senior Communications Advisor), Mills writes:

Can we stop answering emails for the night Toria b/c now the first one [Hillary Clinton’s “inflammatory material posted on the Internet” statement] is hanging out there.

Earlier in the chain of emails, Nuland told Mills, Sullivan, and Patrick Kennedy (Under Secretary of State for Management) that she “ignored” a question about Ambassador Steven’s status and whereabouts from a CBS News reporter.

Think about this:  Cheryl Mills, Hillary’s top aide, would rather go to bed and let hang out there the lie that Hillary Clinton put out about the attack than tell reporters the truth about the attack, which by that time had escalated to include mortar fire.

Another top State Department official is eager to promote a statement from Rabbi David Saperstein, then-Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, a liberal group.  The September 2012 statement condemns “the video that apparently spurred these incidents. It was clearly crafted to provoke, offend, and to evoke outrage.” Michael Posner, then-Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, forwarded the statement on September 12, 2012, to Wendy Sherman, Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, and Jacob Sherman with the note:

This is an excellent statement – our goal should be to get the Conference of Presidents, the ADL etc. to follow suit and use similar language.

(President Obama nominated the left-wing Rabbi Saperstein to be Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom in July 2014.  The U.S. Senate confirmed him in December 2014.  Posner, by the way, is another far-left activist installed at State by Obama.)

Also included in the documents are foreign press reports establishing the cause of Ambassador Chris Steven’s death as being from asphyxiation. According to the reports, doctors attending Stevens said he could have been saved had he arrived at the hospital earlier.

The Obama administration has blacked out reactions from White House and top State Department officials to news stories published on September 14, 2012.  One of the stories quoted a visitor who criticized the lack of security at the Benghazi Special Mission Compound and another headlined, “America ‘was warned of attack and did nothing.’”  What was the reaction of key Obama officials to this truth-telling about the media?  They don’t want you to know.  If it were helpful to them, it would have been released to us.

Other emails list well over 20 invited participants in a “SVTC” (secure video teleconference).  The invited participants for the September 14, 2012, early morning call include senior White House, CIA, and State Department political appointees.  Details about that call, which likely documents the cover-up operation on Benghazi, haven’t been produced to Judicial Watch.

These emails leave no doubt that Hillary Clinton’s closest advisers knew the truth about the Benghazi attack from almost the moment it happened.  And it is inescapable that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton knowingly lied when she planted the false story about “inflammatory material being posted on the Internet.”

The contempt for the public’s right to know is evidenced not only in these documents, but also in the fact that we had to file a lawsuit in federal court to obtain them.  The Obama gang’s cover-up continues to unravel, despite its unlawful secrecy and continued slow-rolling of information.

Congress, if it ever decides to do its job, cannot act soon enough to put Hillary Clinton, Cheryl Mills, and every other official in these emails under oath.

Islamic terrorists connected to al Qaeda attacked the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi on the evening of September 11, 2012.  U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and U.S. Foreign Service Information Management Officer Sean Smith were both killed. Just a few hours later, a second terrorist strike targeted a different compound about one mile away. Two CIA contractors, Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty, were killed and 10 others were injured in the second attack.

The families of those four men deserve the truth and accountability.  And so do those who suffered injuries and others haunted by the attacks.

We expect more Benghazi documents over the next few months, so stayed tuned for more disclosures.

 

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GOP DOUBLE-CROSSING TRAITORS

Ann Coulter – February 18, 2015 – GOP DOUBLE-CROSSING TRAITORS

GOP DOUBLE-CROSSING TRAITORS

Now that a federal judge has held Obama’s illegal

executive amnesty unconstitutional, perhaps U.S. senators will remember

that they swore to uphold the Constitution, too.

Back when they needed our votes before the last election,

Republicans were hairy-chested warriors, vowing to block Obama’s

unconstitutional “executive amnesty” — if only voters gave them a

Senate majority. The resulting Republican landslide suggested some

opposition to amnesty.

Heading into the election, college professor Dave Brat took out

the sitting House majority leader and amnesty supporter Eric Cantor in a

primary, despite being outspent 40-1. It was the greatest upset in

history since the 1980 “Miracle on Ice” at the Lake Placid Olympics:

Never before has a House majority leader been defeated in a primary. And

Brat did it by an astonishing 55.5 percent to 45.5 percent.

Again, the voters seemed to be expressing disquiet with amnesty.

After that, even amnesty-supporting Sen. Lamar Alexander,

R-Tenn., was denouncing Obama’s executive amnesty. “If the president

were to do that,” he said, “and we have a Republican majority in the

United States Senate, why, we have a number of options that we don’t now

have to remind him to read Article I of the Constitution.”

Poll after poll showed Americans ranking illegal immigration as

the No. 1 most important problem facing the nation. We haven’t changed

our minds. Last week, an Associated Press-Gfk poll showed that Obama’s

single most unpopular policy is his position on illegal immigration.

In other words, Obamacare is more popular than amnesty. That’s like losing a popularity contest to Ted Bundy.

Since at least 2006, voters have insistently told pollsters they

don’t want amnesty. Seemingly bulletproof Republican congressmen have

lost their seats over amnesty. President Bush lost the entire House of

Representatives over amnesty. What else do we have to do to convince you

we don’t want amnesty, Republicans? Make it a host on “The View”?

Before the election, then-Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell

complained that Obama’s decision to delay his executive amnesty until

after the election was a ploy to prevent Americans from “hold(ing) his

party accountable in the November elections.”

But voters went ahead and held Obama accountable! Now McConnell

is Senate majority leader — and he claims his hands are tied.

McConnell’s spokesman at the National Republican Senatorial

Committee, Brad Dayspring, predicted that Obama’s amnesty threat would

drive voters to “elect a new Senate (that) will stand up to the

president.”

Check! Mission accomplished! Done and done! Officially off our

bucket list. OK, guys, your turn. When do you start standing up to the

president? Hello? Hell-oooo?

To gin up votes, “Republican insiders” told the Washington

Examiner last fall that “the results of the midterm elections” would

determine how “aggressive” the GOP would be in fighting Obama’s amnesty.

Voters gave you a blow-out victory, Republicans. You cleaned

their clocks. (Have you seen Harry Reid lately?) Where’s that promised

aggression on amnesty?

Republicans and George Will tell us they can’t stand up to Obama’s executive amnesty because the media are unfair.

Oh, well, in that case … never mind.

This is news to them? They didn’t know the media were unfair

when they were promising to block Obama’s illegal amnesty before the

elections? The media have blamed the GOP for every failure of

Republicans and Democrats to reach an agreement since the Hoover

administration. This isn’t a surprise development.

Why don’t Republicans attack the media? People hate the media!

Their power is eroding — and it would erode a lot faster if Congress

would challenge them. Instead of submitting to the media’s blackmail, my

suggestion is, take their gun away.

Tell voters what the media won’t: that Obama’s “amnesty” will

give illegal aliens Social Security cards and three years of

back-payments through the Earned Income Tax Credit, even though they

never paid taxes in the first place.

Could we get a poll on that: Should the government issue work

permits to illegal aliens and give them each $25,000 in U.S. taxpayer

money? I promise you, Obama would lose that vote by at least 80-20. Even

people vaguely supportive of not hounding illegal aliens out of the

country didn’t sign up to open the U.S. Treasury to them.

Tell voters that the media are refusing to report that, for the

past two weeks, Senate Democrats have been filibustering a bill that

would defund Obama’s illegal amnesty.

Whether or not the Democrats continue to filibuster the bill

containing the amnesty defund, the government won’t shut down —

contrary to hysterical claims by the media and George Will. The

government is funded. Only the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

will be “defunded.”

Which means, wait … I’m counting on my fingers … yes, that’s right: NOTHING.

Nearly all DHS employees are “essential” personnel required to

stay on the job even if the department is defunded — the Secret

Service, the Transportation Security Administration, the Federal

Emergency Management Agency, Customs and Border Protection and the Coast

Guard.

Approximately 200,000 of DHS’s 230,000 employees will keep working.

By “government shutdown,” the media mean: “some secretaries will not go to work.”

Why don’t Republicans spend all their airtime attacking the

media for lying about what Obama’s amnesty does and what the Democrats

are doing? It’s hard to avoid concluding that Republicans aren’t trying

to make the right arguments. In fact, it kind of looks like they’re

intentionally throwing the fight on amnesty.

If a Republican majority in both houses of Congress can’t stop

Obama from issuing illegal immigrants Social Security cards and years of

back welfare payments, there is no reason to vote Republican ever

again.

 

 

 

 

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Plan for massive Valentine’s Day shooting in Halifax foiled

Plan for massive Valentine’s Day shooting in Halifax foiled – NY Daily News.

Valentine’s Day shooting plot in Halifax foiled by police, with three suspects arrested and a fourth found dead (VIDEO)

Canadian police on Friday arrested three suspects, and found a fourth dead, for a plot to open fire in a public venue on Valentine’s Day. Many details about the plan and its suspects are still being withheld, but police said it was not intended as a terrorist attack.

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Friday, February 13, 2015, 11:03 PM
Police said one of the suspects, a 19-year-old man, was found dead in this home in Timberlea, a suburb of Halifax. Global News Police said one of the suspects, a 19-year-old man, was found dead in this home in Timberlea, a suburb of Halifax.

A disturbing mass murder plot planned for Valentine’s Day in Halifax, Nova Scotia, was foiled by Canadian police, authorites said.

Three of the young suspects in the sick scheme, one of whom is American, were arrested Friday, and another was found dead. Police were tipped off to the plan earlier in the week.

Police said at least two of the suspects were planning to enter a mall “with a goal of opening fire to kill citizens, and then themselves,” CBC reported.

The plan was the brainchild of a 19-year old man from Timberlea, a Halifax suburb, and a woman, 23, from Geneva, Ill., both of whom had access to firearms, according to police.

The Timberlea man was found dead from a gunshot wound in his family house after police surrounded the home and tried talking to him.

Brian Brennan, commanding officer of the Nova Scotia Royal Canadian Mounted Police, said the foiled plan was not intended as a terrorist attack. Global News Brian Brennan, commanding officer of the Nova Scotia Royal Canadian Mounted Police, said the foiled plan was not intended as a terrorist attack.

The woman was arrested early Friday morning after getting off a flight from Chicago to Halifax. She had prewritten several statements she wanted to be tweeted after her suicide.

Two Halifax men, aged 17 and 20, were also arrested, but their roles in the plan have yet to be determined.

The names of the suspects and information about their connections to each other have not been released.

Brian Brennan, commanding officer of the Nova Scotia Royal Canadian Mounted Police, said “there’s nothing in the investigation to classify it as a terrorist attack.” He said it appeared to be a violent way for the suspects to express “some beliefs” they shared, but he did not elaborate. Police said the suspects seemed obsessed with death and collected photos of mass killings.

Brennan said police believe there are no other suspects in the thwarted Valentine’s Day massacre.

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