Thirteen stories on Bloomberg’s failures, problems, insults, and attempts at redemption


Bloomberg’s failures

  1. Bloomberg’s gun ban rejected in Virginia with Democratic help

The Washington Examiner reported in a 17 February 2020 article that the gun grab in Virginia funded by Michael Bloomberg went down in flames.

Despite spending millions to turn Virginia’s legislature blue and a last-minute visit to Richmond, Democrats in the Senate turned back presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg’s top goal in the state of banning “assault weapons.”

In a lopsided 10-5 vote, the state Senate Judiciary Committee killed any advancement this year, pushing the legislation off for a year.

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(Read more at the Washington Examiner)

Thank God and some sensible Democrats for rejecting this idiocy

While I have a hard time calling some Democrats sensible, I can reasonably affix that label to a few. Thank heavens that those Democrats stopped this incursion into our Second Amendment rights.

  1. Bloomberg’s ban on super-sized colas was both unpopular and unconstitutional

A 30 July 2013 article at Reuters explained first why the measure had been found unconstitutional.

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s controversial plan to keep large sugary drinks out of restaurants and other eateries was rejected by a state appeals court on Tuesday, which said he had overstepped his authority in trying to impose the ban.

The law, which would have prohibited those businesses from selling sodas and other sugary beverages larger than 16 ounces (473 ml), “violated the state principle of separation of powers,” the First Department of the state Supreme Court’s Appellate Division said.

The decision, upholding a lower court ruling in March that struck down the law, dealt a blow to Bloomberg’s attempt to advance the pioneering regulation as a way to combat obesity. Beverage makers and business groups, however, challenged it in court, arguing that the mayoral-appointed health board had gone too far when it approved the law.

A unanimous four-judge panel at the appeals court agreed, finding that the board had stepped beyond its power to regulate public health and usurped the policy-making role of the legislature.

In particular, the court focused on the law’s loopholes, which exempted businesses not under the auspices of the city’s health department and left certain drinks, such as milk-based beverages, unaffected.

As a result, grocery and convenience stores – such as 7 Eleven and its 64-ounce Big Gulp – were protected from the ban’s reach, even as restaurants, sandwich shops and movie theaters were not. Meanwhile, milkshakes and high-calorie coffee drinks like Starbucks’ Frappucinos would have remained unfettered.

(Read more at Reuters)

My opposition to Bloomberg’s soda ban stands on the same reasons that I oppose other Bloomberg initiatives

We do not need a nanny state. It cannot be there to protect us when we need it (for, as you know, “when seconds count, the police are minutes away.”)

  1. A full list of the things banned by Bloomberg

With a hat tip to ChrisX at KSEV, we can find a full listing of everything banned by big-government Michael Bloomberg at Gizmodo. These bans were:

  1. Smoking in commercial establishments like bars and restaurants (2003)
  2. Smoking in public spaces (2011)
  3. Cigarette sales to those under 21 (2013)
  4. Sales of “flavored” tobacco products (2009)
  5. Smoking e-cigarettes in public spaces (2013) ***
  6. Cigarette in-store displays (2013)
  7. Cars in Times Square (2009)
  8. Cars from driving in newly created bike lanes (2007-2013)
  9. Cars causing congestion below 60th Street in Manhattan (2007) *
  10. Speeding on residential “slow zones” (2013)
  11. Illegal guns (2006-2013) **
  12. Sodium levels in processed foods (2010) **
  13. Trans-fats in restaurants (2006)
  14. Loud headphones (2013) **
  15. Styrofoam packaging in single-service food items (2013)
  16. Sodas larger than 16 ounces (2012) *
  17. Collection of yard waste and grass clippings during certain times of year (2003-2013)
  18. Organic food waste from landfills (2013) **
  19. Commercial music over 45 decibels (2013)
  20. Chain restaurant menus without calorie counts (2008)
  21. The posting of signs in “city-owned grassy areas” (2013)
  22. Non-fuel-efficient cabs (2007)
  23. New cabs that aren’t Nissan NV200s (2013) *
  24. Greenhouse gas emissions (2007)
  25. Government buildings that aren’t LEED-certified (2005)
  26. Non-hurricane-proof buildings in coastal areas (2013)
  27. Black roofs (2009) **
  28. Construction cranes over 25 years old (2013)
  29. No. 6 and No. 4 “heavy” heating oils (2011)
  30. Less than a 2-1 ratio of female and male restrooms in new public buildings (2005)
  31. Cell phones in schools (2006)
  32. Two-term limits for city elected officials (2008) *

* Overruled/appealed ban
** Suggested/voluntary ban
*** Proposed/pending ban

Bloomberg’s problems

  1. Bloomberg’s billions a big problem

OneNewsNow reports in a 17 February 2020 article that one of Bloomberg’s biggest problems is wealth that he has amassed.

A conservative activist says New York’s former mayor will have to overcome several obstacles if he hopes to “buy” the U.S. presidency.

Much has been made about Michael Bloomberg’s obscenely deep pockets and the fact that he could spend a billion dollars of his own money to blanket the country with campaign ads, posing a serious challenge to President Trump’s re-election. But Bloomberg could also face a serious blowback from black voters following the release of a 2015 speech in which he said 95 percent of all crime is committed in minority neighborhoods.

“The tapes that came out recently showing certainly what appeared to be his disdain for the people that live in minority communities is the kind of thing that will hurt him deeply with perhaps the most important voting bloc in Democrat Party primaries,” comments Gary Bauer of the Campaign for Working Families.

And Bauer says Bloomberg has something else to deal with.

“He is the ultimate capitalist success story — a self-made billionaire running in a political party that is increasingly socialist in its orientation,” the conservative activist notes.

And as Bauer points out, some polling data shows nearly 60 percent of Democrats could never vote for a billionaire to be their party’s nominee.

(Read the original at OneNewsNow)

For a party like Democrats, having billions is a liability.

For both parties, having earned multiple millions while in office should be a liability for Bernie, Warren, and others.

  1. Bloomberg voices his views on health care for older Americans

Forbes repeats Bloomberg’s words regarding health care for older Americans.

If Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg was 95 years old and had prostate cancer, he could afford advanced and extreme medical care to improve and extend his life.

But what about a 95-year-old non-billionaire with prostate cancer who requires medical treatment using taxpayer dollars? In 2011, Bloomberg made the following statement: “If you show up with prostate cancer and you’re 95, we should say ‘go and enjoy, have a nice day, live a long life.’ There’s no cure and we can’t do anything. If you’re a young person, we should do something about it,” said Bloomberg, a former New York City mayor.

Bloomberg warned that society was not yet willing to make hard choices with respect to treating older Americans and this is “going to bankrupt us.”

The video reportedly was released by Daily Caller, a hyper partisan conservative website.

Bloomberg’s 2011 statement surfaced as he released a proposed health care plan to improve retirees’ lives, from giving low-income workers access to government-provided retirement savings plans to bolstering Social Security. Bloomberg said he would limit out-of-pocket drug costs and provide federal coverage for long-term care costs.
Do Bloomberg’s statements constitute age discrimination? Yes. Without a doubt.
Dr. Robert N. Butler, M.D., (1927-2010), who coined the term “ageism” in 1968, said generations throughout history have justified the futility of granting the aged access to health care due to unfounded ageist beliefs. Butler defined ageism is ‘a process of systematic stereotyping, prejudicial attitudes and direct or indirect discrimination against people because they are old.”

In his book, Age-ism: Another Form of Bigotry, Butler writes: “Age-ism reflects a deep seated uneasiness on the part of the young and middle-aged – a personal revulsion to and distaste for growing old, disease, disability; and fear of powerlessness, ‘uselessness,’ and death.”
Scapegoating Older Americans
Moreover, Bloomberg’s 2011 ramblings while sitting Shiva with a Jewish family also seem profoundly misguided. There are many other criteria that seem just as likely to bankrupt the United States.

The U.S. health care system is notoriously inefficient and outrageously expensive. It costs four times more to run the U.S. health care system than Canada’s single-payer system. Why is America saddled with a failed system? The U.S. Congress has failed to act in the face of intense lobbying by insurers and pharmaceutical companies.

And why is aging singled out as opposed to other conditions, such as obesity? Some 40 percent of American adults aged 20 and over are obese, a condition that can lead to coronary heart disease and stroke.

The Centers for Disease Control states that coronary heart disease and stroke cost the U.S. health care system $199 billion per year and cause $131 billion in lost productivity on the job.

Why doesn’t Congress address America’s “new national epidemic” and enact sound policy changes, such as limiting unhealthy foods at schools and restoring “gym ” for all students. Congress could tax products that contribute to obesity or require informative labeling of food products  Many blame lobbying by the mammoth food production and retail industries for Congressional inaction.

(Read more at Forbes)

Democrats need to stop fixing what works

Consider this: when Bernie had a heart attack, he did not go to Canada, Great Britain, or Venezuela for treatment. Although he has been hypocritically hopping in his personal jet while lecturing us on “climate change,” he did not hop down to his much-praised comrades in Cuba for treatment. Instead, he went to an American hospital.

So, if the Democrats want to fix anything, they need to open up markets and reward those of us who come together in medical collectives.

  1. Bloomberg insults Christians and Jews

A 15 February 2020 article in Vanity Fair, we find a new set of insults. Among these insults is one that should offend both Jews and Christians (refer to the bold, italicized sentence below).

Friday was Michael Bloomberg’s 78th birthday and the Washington Post gave a belated gift Saturday morning, a blast from the former New York City mayor’s past. “Aw, you shouldn’t have,” he must have said, seeing the news.

The paper has reprinted, in full, The Portable Bloomberg: The Wit and Wisdom of Michael Bloomberg, a gag birthday gift published by former Bloomberg L.P. chief marketing officer Elisabeth DeMarse 30 years ago. “Yes, these are all actual quotes,” it says in the introduction, adding “no, nothing has been embellished or exaggerated. And yes, some things were too outrageous to include.”

The Wit and Wisdom, an ersatz monograph on corporate culture, may plunge the 2020 political discourse into a new period. One can easily foresee people arguing if describing the Bloomberg Terminal device as something that “[can] do everything, include give you a blowjob. I guess that puts a lot of you girls out of business,” is as bad as “grab ‘em by the pussy.”

The pocket-sized collection has long been the stuff of lore. ABC News had a piece on it in December and Bloomberg himself distanced himself from the collection in 2001 during his first mayoral campaign. But today’s reproduction, as Bloomberg readies himself, at long last, to compete in Democratic primaries, is the first time citizens considering him for national office can scroll through his alleged recorded office musings.

Bloomberg’s campaign spokesman Stu Loeser, upon learning of the book’s imminent reproduction, said that the candidate “simply did not say the things somebody wrote in this gag gift, which has been circulating for 30 years and has been quoted in every previous election Mike has been in.” He did add that “Mike openly admits that his words have not always aligned with his values and the way he has led his life and some of what he has said is disrespectful and wrong.”

Not all of the 121 quotes, divided into sections like “On Computers” or “On Customer Service” will raise eyebrows. Some quotes are simply business-speak, the type of thing you half-hear while zoning out during a meeting. For example:

Everyone I know who is successful loves what they do. The question is: are they successful because they love what they do, or do they love what they do because they are successful? I don’t know. I suspect it’s a combination of both.

Other quotes, while admittedly coarse, are simply benign jokes, like this listed in the “On Profanity” section:

When the Wall Street Journal article came out saying I was profane, my dear old mother called me to ask me if it was true. ‘Ma,’ I said, ‘Fuck ‘em!’

Then there’s typical Manhattanite braggadocio, which might get a laugh at work, but probably isn’t something you want spreading around if you are, you know, running for President of the United States of America. Such as:

You know, there’s a Federal Law that prohibits the serving of good food west of 12th Avenue — look it up.

Or:

I make it a rule never to go to Queens — and since that eliminates both airports I don’t travel a great deal.

And then there’s the sexism and casual bigotry:

If women wanted to be appreciated for their brains, they’d go to the library instead of Bloomingdale’s.

The Royal Family — what a bunch of misfits — a gay, an architect, that horsey faced lesbian, and a kid who gave up Koo Stark for some fat broad.

The three biggest lies are: the check’s in the mail, I’ll respect you in the morning, and I’m glad I’m Jewish.

If Jesus was a Jew, why does he have a Puerto Rican first name?

Whenever my wife catches me eyeing some broad, she’s very careful to turn to me and say “That’s the most expensive piece of ass in the world!”

The scanned PDF also includes some cartoons.

In the middle of all this, however, one can find seeds of progressivism if you look really, really hard. One quote shows a surprising lack of fiery hatred concerning the topic of taxes, at least coming from a business tycoon whose fortune stemmed from letting Wall Street killers know about deals a fraction of a second ahead of the poor schmucks who couldn’t afford his proprietary information system.

(Read more at Vanity Fair)

I encourage you to download the PDF and view it for yourself

Inform yourself by downloading and reading the PDF linked above. This guy said many more offensive things than Trump has been accused of saying. So, when the Democrats support any of these clowns, you know that it is not on principle.

  1. A former Clinton staffer questions Bloomberg’s racist comments (including “stop and frisk”)

Townhall reports that one Clinton staffer suggests that Bloomberg’s “stop and frisk” comments will need to be explained.

Rumors are swirling that former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is contemplating adding former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to his ticket. According to one of Clinton’s ex-staffers, Zerlina Maxwell, the move is highly unlikely. But, regardless of whether or not Clinton is on Bloomberg’s ticket, the MSNBC analyst believes people need to dig deep into the billionaire’s past.

“One of the things that’s been annoying me about this particular election cycle is when the men who are running for president speculate about women or women of color they’re going to put on the bottom of their ticket as their number two in order to help their chances. Why can’t we just talk about the women themselves?” Maxwell asked.

She reminded people that the former secretary of state has repeatedly said she would not run for president again.

“I’m highly skeptical of this particular report and I think, in some ways, it’s to send a signal to the folks who still love Hillary Clinton, that they should look at Michael Bloomberg,” the former staffer explained. “But they should look at Bloomberg on his own record. He has plenty of issues that he needs to address. He has not been in a debate. He has not done a national interview on television, so, right now, he’s blanketing the airwaves with glossy advertisements. And if millions of dollars in advertisements didn’t work to sell products, even defective ones, they wouldn’t spend so much on advertising.”

Bloomberg has taken hits over redlining and stop and frisk, MSNBC’s Alex Witt said. Despite that, three members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) have endorsed the former New York City major.

Maxwell said voters shouldn’t overlook Bloomberg’s past policy positions simply because they want to beat President Donald Trump come November.

“I don’t think that by accepting a deeply-flawed candidate, particularly one who hasn’t debated any of the other candidates. I think black and brown people are jumping ahead before we’ve even had an opportunity to weigh in at the ballot box,” she said. “It’s very important to get endorsements from the [CBC members].”

As the former Clinton staffer said, a candidate can receive CBC endorsements but that doesn’t necessarily translate to black voters. In 2016, Clinton received substantial CBC endorsements but black voter turnout was low.

“His record is one that should be examined by black and brown communities because it’s nice to put money behind good causes and philanthropy, but if you’re doing that at the same time that you’re throwing black children up against the wall and defending it up until weeks before announcing your run, then people have a right to be skeptical of whether or not you really care about these communities,” Maxwell explained.

(Read more at Townhall)

  1. Bloomberg’s sexist remarks

We have to go across the pond to The Guardian‘s 15 February 2020 article to read about Michael Bloomberg’s sexist remarks.

The presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg has insisted he is a “champion for women in the workplace”, after the republication of a 30-year-old booklet purporting to contain his “Wit and Wisdom” cast an uncomfortable spotlight on the billionaire former New York mayor.

The Washington Post made the 1990 booklet available online as it published an investigation of how Bloomberg has “for years battled women’s allegations of profane, sexist comments”. The booklet was presented as a gift to Bloomberg on his 48th birthday party and contains a catalogue of sexist remarks attributed to the billionaire during his time at the company he founded.

The renewed attention on Bloomberg – who has for years been the subject of allegations that his company fostered a hostile and sexist environment towards women – comes as he has surged in the race for the Democratic nomination to face Donald Trump in November.

With the leftwinger Bernie Sanders climbing in national polls and former vice-president Joe Biden falling away, Bloomberg’s self-financed candidacy has begun to attract support from moderates seeking what they believe will be an electable alternative to Donald Trump.

On Saturday the rightwing Drudge Report website caused a stir when it said “sources close to the Bloomberg campaign” said he was considering Hillary Clinton, the Democratic candidate beaten by Trump in 2016, as his running mate this year.

But with such increasing prominence, fuelled in part by a massive TV and Facebook advertising effort, has come increasing scrutiny of the former Republican’s record in office and his comments and views.

In one comment printed in the 1990 booklet, the businessman turned politician is said to have said of Britain’s royal family: “What a bunch of misfits – a gay, an architect, that horsey faced lesbian, and a kid who gave up Koo Stark for some fat broad.”

Of the Bloomberg Terminal, the computer system on which a fortune estimated at $60bn was built, Bloomberg is quoted as saying: “It will do everything, including give you a blowjob. I guess that puts a lot of you girls out of business.”

He is also quoted as comparing “a good salesperson” to “the guy who goes into a bar, and walks up to every gorgeous girl there, and says, ‘Do you want to fuck?’ He gets turned down a lot – but he gets fucked a lot, too!”

(Read more at The Guardian)

  1. Bloomberg implied farming doesn’t take intelligence in 2016 comments

Fox News reports in a 17 February 2020 article how Michael Bloomberg denegrated farmers in 2016.

Presidential candidate and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg appeared to belittle both farmers and factory workers in 2016 comments made at a university forum, continuing a trend of old remarks resurfacing to plague the billionaire’s bid for the Democratic nomination.

Joining the Distinguished Speakers Series at the University of Oxford Saïd Business School, Bloomberg was responding to a question about whether it is possible to unite people in middle America and the coasts. One of the issues standing in the way of that, Bloomberg said, was the inability of blue-collar workers to adapt to the information economy even if they have their education subsidized.

“The agrarian society lasted 3,000 years and we could teach processes. I could teach anybody, even people in this room, no offense intended, to be a farmer,” Bloomberg said. “It’s a process. You dig a hole, you put a seed in, you put dirt on top, add water, up comes the corn. You could learn that. Then we had 300 years of the industrial society. You put the piece of metal on the lathe, you turn the crank in the direction of the arrow and you can have a job. And we created a lot of jobs. At one point, 98 percent of the world worked in agriculture, now it’s 2 percent in the United States.”

Bloomberg continued: “Now comes the information economy and the information economy is fundamentally different because it’s built around replacing people with technology and the skill sets that you have to learn are how to think and analyze, and that is a whole degree level different. You have to have a different skill set, you have to have a lot more gray matter. It’s not clear the teachers can teach or the students can learn, and so the challenge of society of finding jobs for these people, who we can take care of giving them a roof over their head and a meal in their stomach and a cell phone and a car and that sort of thing. But the thing that is the most important, that will stop them from setting up a guillotine someday, is the dignity of a job”

(Read more at Fox News)

During my stint while earning a Bachelor of Arts at Texas A&M, I was introduced to many agricultural scientists

BloombergFarmerI concentrated on technical subjects during that time and took a number of classes in programming. However, that did not dim my respect for the work that students in the agricultural sciences went through. Obviously, Mr. Bloomberg has a bit of a vaunted view of himself regarding a field he seems to have invested little time in learning.

Bloomberg’s attempts at trying to redeem himself

  1. Bloomberg delivers his best attack line against Bernie Sanders … and it was pretty brutal

Townhall comments on the Bloomberg attacks against Bernie during the Nevada debates.

Former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg jumped into the 2020 ring. Or was it a shark tank? He secured a spot on the debate stage for the Nevada debate—and everyone was gunning for him. Mike clogs the spot. He threatens Amy Klobuchar and former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg. He has to be destroyed. He pulls from bases of support that makes everyone’s path to the nomination no matter how small, even smaller. They had to deliver a thousand blows to him. And he was beaten pretty badly by everyone. From stop-and-frisk to allegations of sexually suggestive remarks, Bloomberg came off as cold, calculating, and just unlikeable. He was horrific on the non-disclosure agreement issues that were brought up. It was not good. CNN’s Van Jones called his performance a disaster, but he did have one good attack line against Sanders—and it was a brutal one.

BernieScreamsThe Vermont democratic socialist went on his usual line about how socialism is awesome. He railed against what he sees as socialism for the rich, calling out Donald Trump for getting hundreds of millions of dollars in tax breaks for his business ventures. Sanders also railed against the welfare state expenditures for Walmart’s workers because the Walton family pays what the Left sees as “starvation wages.”

“I believe in a democratic socialism for working people, not billionaires. Health care for all, educational opportunity for all,” said Sanders as he finally ended his stump speech by declaring he will create a government that works for everyone.

And then Bloomberg torpedoed it in a couple of sentences.

“What a wonderful country we have. The best-known socialist in the country happens to be a millionaire with three houses. What did I miss here?” he replied.

(Read the rest at Townhall)

  1. Michael Bloomberg considering Hillary Clinton as running mate

Breitbart reports that Michael Bloomberg has suggested Hillary Clinton as a running mate.

Former Mayor Michael Bloomberg is considering choosing failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton as a running mate, according to the Drudge Report on Saturday.

Matt Drudge launched a siren banner on the front page of the Drudge Report to highlight the news, citing sources close to the Bloomberg campaign.

According to those sources, internal campaign polling found that the Bloomberg/Clinton ticket would be a formidable force to tackle Trump in the general election.

(Read more at Breitbart)

While Bloomberg may be strategizing, this may be a wrong move

If Bloomberg were to win the presidency with her at his side, it might be the shortest presidency on record.

  1. Candidate Bloomberg Adds Memes to Campaign Arsenal

Breitbart also reports that Bloomberg has been buying memes to build his brand on social media.

Michael Bloomberg’s campaign said Thursday it has invested in sponsored Instagram meme content in a new illustration of his record spending aimed at securing the Democratic presidential nomination.

As he vies to be the candidate to take on President Donald Trump, the former New York mayor is also challenging the president on one of his preferred battlefields — the world of social media, where the comic images known as memes flourish.

“Mike Bloomberg 2020 has teamed up with social creators to collaborate with the campaign, including the meme world,” campaign spokeswoman Sabrina Singh said in an email to AFP.

“While a meme strategy may be new to presidential politics, we’re betting it will be an effective component to reach people where they are and compete with President Trump’s powerful digital operation,” Singh added.

Trump’s surprise election win in 2016 was attributed in part to his use of social media, which was much more aggressive than his Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton.

Among the Instagram content creators recruited by Bloomberg are fuckjerry, grapejuiceboys and tank.sinatra, each of which has millions of followers.

On Wednesday they published screen shots of humorous (but fake) private messages with Bloomberg on Instagram — and which they said were sponsored by him.

In one of them, the 77-year-old candidate says that his granddaughter showed him the account.

In one post, Bloomberg appears to ask the account to post a meme to let everyone know he is “the cool candidate” — along with a picture of him in oversized shorts, a Polo-style shirt and a rust-colored vest.

In the meme, the candidate agrees to pay “a billion dollars” for the post.

(Read more at Breitbart)

This is another sad instance of buying the presidency

Original articles said that Bloomberg was offering $150 per endorsement. Later scuttlebutt says that people have been earning thousands.

  1. Bloomberg Hits Sanders: ‘Outrageous’ to Call Soleimani’s Death an ‘Assassination’

If I am going to blog on all the things I disapprove of among Bloomberg’s acts, I should also refer to Breitbart‘s 6 January 2020 article where Bloomberg pointed out the outrageousness of Bernie’s statement on the killing of Soleimani.

Presidential hopeful Michael Bloomberg (D) said it is “outrageous” to describe the death of Iran’s top terror chief as an “assassination” — a description used by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT).

Bloomberg last week took issue with Sanders describing the elimination of Iran’s top general, Qasem Soleimani, an “assassination,” telling reporters that it is an “outrageous thing to say.”

“Nobody that I know of would think that we did something wrong in getting the general,” the billionaire said:

His remarks followed the Sanders campaign’s statement, describing the terrorist’s death as an “assassination”:

Sanders said in a video statement that he would “do everything that [he] can to prevent a war with Iran” and added that he apologizes to “no one” for his position:

Bloomberg, however, took a more measured approach, stating that Soleimani had the “blood of Americans on his hands.” While he took shots at Trump in his statement and questioned his judgment, he did not outright condemn the action:

(Read more at Breitbart)

2 Stories on collusion


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Steele’s stunning pre-FISA confession: Informant needed to air Trump dirt before election

In a 7 May 2019 article at The Hill, we find that some of Hillary’s dirty laundry has been hiding in the State Department for about 2 1/2 years.

If ever there were an admission that taints the FBI’s secret warrant to surveil Donald Trump’s campaign, it sat buried for more than 2 1/2 years in the files of a high-ranking State Department official.

Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Kathleen Kavalec’s written account of her Oct. 11, 2016, meeting with FBI informant Christopher Steele shows the Hillary Clinton campaign-funded British intelligence operative admitted that his research was political and facing an Election Day deadline.

And that confession occurred 10 days before the FBI used Steele’s now-discredited dossier to justify securing a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant to surveil former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page and the campaign’s ties to Russia.

Steele’s client “is keen to see this information come to light prior to November 8,” the date of the 2016 election, Kavalec wrote in a typed summary of her meeting with Steele and Tatyana Duran, a colleague from Steele’s Orbis Security firm. The memos were unearthed a few days ago through open-records litigation by the conservative group Citizens United.

(Read more at The Hill)

Do you wonder why A.G. Barr has been under such pressure by Democrats recently?

Hat tip to the Chris Salcedo Show

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State Department pushed ‘false connection’ for Trump-Russia investigation, Andrew McCarthy says

The Washington Examiner comments in a 7 May 2019 article how the State Department led us along the wrong path.

The State Department helped push a false narrative that led to the opening of the Trump-Russia investigation, according to former U.S. Attorney Andrew McCarthy.

In an opinion piece for National Review, McCarthy said a key takeaway from special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation relates to a conversation Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos had with an Australian diplomat that led to the FBI launching its counterintelligence investigation into the Trump campaign.

Mueller found Papadopoulos told the diplomat, Alexander Downer, the Russians had damaging information on Hillary Clinton, Trump’s Democratic rival in the 2016 election. But it wasn’t until two months later, in July 2016 when WikiLeaks published stolen emails from the Democratic National Committee, that Downer decided to reach out to the U.S. embassy in London about the conversation. This prompted the FBI’s counterintelligence investigation, called Crossfire Hurricane, in July 2016.

But, as McCarthy noted, Papadopoulos never told Downer about emails, and Mueller’s 448-page report “provides no basis” to show Papadopoulos knew the Russians planned to released damaging information about Clinton to boost Trump.

This resulted in the “unfounded inference that the hacked emails must have been what Papadopoulos was talking about” when they met in London in early May, McCarthy said. Despite it being a “flawed assumption,” McCarthy said it was all too eagerly accepted by the Trump-opposed Obama administration, which had been toying around with a theory, thanks to unverified reports from British ex-spy and dossier author Christopher Steele, that the Kremlin was in the tank for Trump.

“Downer’s flawed assumption that Papadopoulos must have been referring to the hacked DNC emails was then inflated into a Trump–Russia conspiracy theory by Clinton partisans in the Obama administration — first at the State Department, and then in the Justice Department, the FBI, and the broader intelligence community — all agencies in which animus against Donald Trump ran deep,” McCarthy wrote.

(Read more at Washington Examiner)

Sounds like Barack and Hillary had their hands in this. I wonder if they also forced Nancy and Jerry to take part in these underhanded dealings — since “insurance” is so popular among Democrats.

Four (or 15) reasons the bombs probably do not come from Trump supporters


1. Trump has been leading thousands in popular rallies

1a. Massive Houston tailgate awaits Trump rallying for Cruz

For those who did not camp out overnight waiting for a place among the 19K that the Secret Service allowed into the Toyota Center, a tailgate event occurred. As documented by Fox News in a 23 October 2018 article, those outside the Toyota Center were offered a number of things in consolation.

Thousands of MAGA supporters have been tailgating for more than a day, waiting for President Trump to stage a large Monday night rally in Houston, Ted Cruz’s hometown, to help the Texas senator and his 2016 presidential rival fend off a tough challenge from Democratic Rep. Beto O’Rourke.

“I’m here to support my president,” Lisa Brewer, 55, a logistics-company worker who was the first in line, outside the Toyota Center, which seats roughly 19,000, told The New York Times. “He talks to the people.”

Brewer waited more than 32 hours, and she surely wasn’t alone.

“Everybody says, ‘Well, how could you support somebody like Trump? He tweets bad things.’ And I don’t like all of the tweets he makes,” realtor Linda Van Bebber, 64, told The Houston Chronicle. “But if you look at the bottom line, it’s a lot about him being tough on certain issues.”

With the midterm elections fast approaching, Democrats are trying to flip nearly two dozen House seats to regain control of that chamber. Republicans are trying to maintain a slim Senate majority and defend several governors’ mansions.

Houston’s police Chief Art Acevedo said that 70,000 people signed up for tickets to the rally in recent days, according to the Times.

(Read more at Fox News)

If Trumpists have flocked to events covering his accomplishments, why would one fan start bombing? Looking at the photos and videos of the many campaign events, we see little more than excited and happy people who cheer for a booming economy and lifted governmental regulations.

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1b. Thousands attend Trump rally in southwest Missouri

A 21 September 2018 article from the Christian County Headliner tells us of the thousands who attended a Trump rally in Missouri.

They waited outside for hours, many of them through intermittent rain.

The most dedicated supporters stood on an arena floor for more than two hours to see President Donald Trump. The President held a “Make America Great Again” rally in Springfield at JQH Arena on the Missouri State University campus on Sept. 21. People filled the arena’s lower bowl of seats and much of the standing only space on the floor.

“This is an incredible time for our nation. We have the best economy in our history today,” Trump said. “We are restoring our industrial might like nobody can believe. Nobody believes what’s happening.”

(Read more at the Christian County Headliner)

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2. The bombs appear at a time when the “blue wave” seems to be fizzling

2a. Former Navy explosives expert notices strange characteristics of device sent

In a thread of tweets, Tom Sauer (a former Navy explosive ordinance disposal unit officer and graduate of the Naval Academy) offered a series of salient observations:

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2b. A Washington Post poll points toward the disappearance of the “blue wave”

As early as April 2018, the “blue wave” seemed to be dissipating (as reported by the following 16 April 2018 Washington Post article).

Democrats hold an advantage ahead of the midterm elections, but a Washington Post-ABC News poll shows that edge has narrowed since January, a signal to party leaders and strategists that they could be premature in anticipating a huge wave of victories in November.

The poll finds that the gap between support for Democratic vs. Republican House candidates has dropped by more than half since the beginning of the year. At the same time, there has been a slight increase in President Trump’s approval rating, although it remains low. Measures of partisan enthusiasm paint a more mixed picture of the electorate in comparison with signs of Democratic intensity displayed in many recent special elections.

(Read more at the Washington Post)

2c. Even the New York Times recognizes four advantages of Republicans

The New York Times listed the following four reasons that Republicans might be excited about the midterm elections:

  • The enthusiasm bump they got from Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings seems to have stuck. The intensity gap between the two parties has narrowed, and Republicans are outpacing Democrats in early voting in most key states, according to data analyzed by NBC News.
  • The competitive incumbent Senate seats — Arizona, Nevada, Tennessee and Texas — seem tighter than a few weeks ago, according to our own polls. And Republicans feel confident about notching a win in North Dakota.
  • President Trump’s approval rating is at an all-time high, up to 47 percent, with 49 percent disapproving, according to an NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.
  • Democrats are banking on turnout from independents, younger voters and minority voters — groups that typically don’t show up in big numbers for midterm elections.

3. The recent calls to violence have come from Democrats

3a. Nancy Pelosi calls for ‘collateral damage’ against Republicans

A 19 October 2018 article in The Blaze points out how Nancy Pelosi reaped what she sowed in terms of violent confrontations.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi appeared stunned by loud protesters who yelled and cursed at her as she entered into a restaurant in Miami, Florida.

Pelosi had been criticized for what sounded like encouragement for Democrats to attack and harass Republicans when she said in a speech Sunday that “collateral damage” against those who disagree with them is acceptable.

“If there’s some collateral damage for some others who do not share our view, well, so be it,” Pelosi said.

(Read more at The Blaze)

Maxine Waters wants protesters to harass Trump officials

3b. Maxine Waters Tells Supporters to Confront Trump Officials

Time made note of Maxine Waters’ vitriolic wordsin a 23 June 2018 article.

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) is calling on her supporters to confront Trump administration officials and staffers in public amid widespread backlash to the President’s zero-tolerance policy on illegal immigration.

“Let’s make sure we show up wherever we have to show up,” Waters told a crowd in California over the weekend. “If you see anybody from that cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd, and you push back on them, and you tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere.”

(Read more at Time)

Cory Booker preaches hate

3c. Democrat Senator Cory Booker tells supporters to “Get in the faces” of Republicans

A 30 July 2018 Big League Politics article documents Cory Booker’s incitement of his supporters.

Following in the footsteps of his Leftist comrade Maxine Waters, Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) called on his supporters to confront members of Congress by “getting in their face”.

Booker made his remarks on Wednesday while speaking at the National Conference on Ending Homelessness in Washington DC. At the end of his speech, Booker told the crowd, “Go to the (Capitol) Hill today. Please, get up in the face of some Congress people … That’s my call to action here.”

(Read more at Big League Politics)

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3d. Hillary to Democrats: You can’t be civil

The Daily Wire shares in a 9 October 2018 article how Hillary wants to deny civility until Democrats rule again.

In a shocking affirmation of Democratic activists’ anti-Brett Kavanaugh strategy, Hillary Clinton told CNN’s Christine Amanpour in an interview that it is impossible to “be civil” with the Republican Party, and peace will only return to the political process when Democrats regain control of the House and Senate.

“You cannot be civil with a political party that wants to destroy what you stand for, what you care about,” Clinton told the CNN anchor.

“That’s why I believe, if we are fortunate enough to win back the House and or the Senate, that’s when civility can start again. But until then, the only thing that the Republicans seem to recognize and respect is strength.” she continued.

(Read more at the Daily Wire)

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3e. Holder says, “When they go low (and stand up for life, the concept ‘innocent until proven guilty,’ or the 2nd), we kick them”

In a 10 October 2018 Washington Times article, details about the former attorney general’s threat against his opponents were made clear.

Former Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. said Wednesday that Democrats need to be as tough as Republicans to win more elections.

“Michelle [Obama] always says ‘When they go low, we go high.’ No. No. When they go low, we kick them,” he said as the crowd cheered.

Mr. Holder’s comments came as he was speaking at an event to promote Stacy Abrams, the Democrat nominee for Georgia’s gubernatorial race.

Mr. Holder stressed that this New Democratic Party is “proud as hell” and has to be willing to fight.

(Read more at the Washington Times)

3f. Professor calls for harassing Republicans at restaurants, sticking ‘fingers in their salads’

In a 17 October 2018 Washington Times article, the Times shows how incivility thrives in academia.

The University of Mississippi has condemned a tweet by a faculty member that called on activists to abandon civility and harass Republican senators in public.

“Don’t just interrupt a Senator’s meal, y’all,” James Thomas, an assistant professor of sociology, tweeted from his @Insurgent_Prof account on Oct. 6, the day Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh was sworn into the Supreme Court.

“Put your whole damn fingers in their salads,” he wrote. “Take their apps and distribute them to the other diners. Bring boxes and take their food home with you on the way out. They don’t deserve your civility.”

Without specifically naming Mr. Thomas, Ole Miss Chancellor Jeffrey Vitter issued a statement Sunday condemning a “recent social media post by a UM faculty member,” Campus Reform reported.

“A recent social media post by a UM faculty member did not reflect the values articulated by the university, such as respect for the dignity of each individual and civility and fairness,” Mr. Vitter wrote. “While I passionately support free speech, I condemn statements that encourage acts of aggression. I urge all members of the Ole Miss community to demonstrate civility and respect for others and to honor the ideal of diversity of thought that is a foundational element of the academy.”

(Read more at the Washington Times)

4. Democrats lead in acts of violence

4a. Diners confront Mitch McConnell at restaurant, get told to ‘leave him alone’ by others

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4b. Rep. Andy Harris is trapped in office by protesters

The Daily Caller presents a story of the grief visited on a Republican during the Kavanaugh hearings.

Pot-smoking protesters tried to force their way into Maryland Republican Rep. Andy Harris’ office on Capitol Hill on Tuesday.

According to Jennifer Bendery, a reporter for The Huffington Post, the Capitol Police confirmed that protesters pushed in the door to Harris’ office and claimed that the congressman was “assaulted.” Video of the incident does not corroborate an assault.

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(Read more at the Daily Caller)

4c. Senator Cruz chased out of DC restaurant by Democrat protesters

A 24 September 2018 Daily Caller article details the events where protesters accosted Senator Cruz and his wife while they ate at a DC restaurant.

Republican Texas Senator Ted Cruz was chased out of a DC restaurant by protesters on Monday night, according to video posted on Twitter.

Two videos were posted by “Smash Racism DC” and they show a large group of protesters chanting “We believe survivors” in reference to sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh at Sen. Cruz and his wife, Heidi Cruz.

One video shows a protester confronting Sen. Cruz and his wife as they entered the restaurant. Sen. Cruz tells the woman “God bless you” before attempting to take a seat at a table.

After the protesters surround the table, Sen. Cruz tells Mrs. Cruz, “Let’s go ahead and go” and puts on his jacket to leave.

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(Read more at Daily Caller)

4d. Rep. Scalise warns of the violence that the Left instigates

The Daily Caller quotes Steve Scalise in a 7 September 2018 article as he points out the reckless attacks by the political and media Left.

The political left needs to do a better job of policing its members who are “inciting” violence, according to House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, who narrowly survived a politically-motivated mass assassination attempt in July 2017.

Noting recent instances of violence against Republicans, Scalise said that “some on the left are inciting this violence and frankly they should be called out on it.” He added that some Democrats are “almost encouraging” political violence.

The Louisiana Republican made the comments on an episode of Republican Wisconsin Rep. Sean Duffy’s podcast, Plaidcast, which aired on Friday.

“You’ve got some people on the Left, that just want this idea of resist and ignore the fact that [Trump] is president, they want to interrupt the ability of congress to do its job and of course you’ve got death threats and literal attacks on lives and frankly I want to see the Left stand up to this,” Scalise said.

(Read more at the Daily Caller)

FBI and DNC leaders see a shake-up


Top DNC official out after less than a year on the job

According to a 29 January 2018 NBC News article, Jess O’Connell has been caught up in the current kerfuffle.

The CEO of the Democratic National Committee is leaving after less than a year on the job, NBC News has learned.

Veteran Democrat operative Jess O’Connell took the helm of the DNC last May with a mandate to help newly installed Chairman Tom Perez turn around a troubled party organization that was struggling after years of neglect and a brutal 2016 that included accusations of favoritism in the primary between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, the hacking of internal emails, and the loss to President Donald Trump.

O’Connell will leave the party stabilized, if not yet fully recovered, after wins last year in Virginia and Alabama, and her decision to leave is a personal one, a DNC official told NBC News, timed to cause minimal disruption ahead of November’s midterm elections.

But O’Connell’s departure comes just months after the DNC ousted its finance director following a period of weak fundraising, as well as a shakeup last year that reignited tensions with Sanders’ allies. Still, the party has found itself subject to fewer negative headlines of late as fundraising started to improve and vacancies are filled.

(Read more at NBC News)

Something tells me that NBC has not fed us the full message. With the DNC wavering between far-left/socialist dogma and far-far-left/illegal immigrant messaging, it seems to have fallen back to a one-plank platform (as observed by cartoonist A. F. Branco).

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Hence, I think that Democrats are really waiting for the FISA-memo shoe to drop. That is, something tells me that Debbie Wasserman-Schultz will be the next to depart or disappear. Unless she turns against Imran Awan or maybe the two work out a deal with the FBI, I would not be surprised if they both end in federal prison.

Of course, there has always been a tragic history associated with people who get involved in Clinton shady deals such as Whitewater, Filegate, Travelgate, Cattlegate, and Billing-gate. Since Andrew and his wife Jill have procured major bits of funding from Clinton associate Terry McAuliffe, maybe the trashing of those outside of the inner Clinton circles will occur again.

Andrew McCabe’s departure from the FBI tied to IG investigation

The Washington Examiner revealed through a 30 January 2018 article how Andrew McCabe’s handling of the Clinton investigation likely led to his departure from the FBI.

Andrew McCabe’s decision to step down as FBI deputy director is reportedly tied to a forthcoming watchdog report on how he agency handled the investigation in Hillary Clinton’s private email server.

FBI Director Christopher Wray alluded in a message to all agency employees Monday night that he has seen information within the Inspector General’s report, and tied that information to his accepting McCabe submitting his intention to retire.

“It would be inappropriate for me to comment on specific aspects of the IG’s review right now,” Wray said in the message obtained by NBC News. “But I can assure you that I remain staunchly committed to doing this job, in every respect, ‘by the book.’ I will not be swayed by political or other pressure in my decision making.”

Wray and McCabe reportedly also met and discussed the IG’s probe.

McCabe, who was appointed by former FBI Director James Comey in January 2016, announced his intent Monday to go on “terminal leave” until he could retire and be eligible for full pension in mid-March.

The IG is investigating how the FBI handling the Clinton probe, and that report’s release is pending.

McCabe drew the ire of both President Trump and Republican lawmakers for being biased because his wife took donations from a Clinton ally while running as a Democrat for a Virginia state Senate seat — though the FBI released internal documents showing there was no conflict of interest for McCabe.

(Read more at Washington Examiner)

It will be interesting to see who else in the Obama FBI took part in twisting the law in regard to both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Reports abound concerning McCabe ordering FBI agents to alter records, Strzok ignoring the letter and spirit of the law concerning Hillary’s handling of state secrets, and Page advising all of this. When the dominoes start to fall, McCabe, Strzok, Page, and others will be there — but who else?

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McCabe Threatened To ‘Torch The FBI’ If Forced Out Of Bureau Without Pension

A 30 January 2018 Daily Wire article details McCabe’s threats against those in power.

In the days before FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe was forced out of his job, he threatened to “torch” the bureau if he was ousted before his full federal retirement benefits kicked in, according to a new report.

“He was unglued,” one FBI source told True Pundit. “Someone should keep an eye on him.”

But McCabe may also have been reacting, in part, to another growing problem beyond the corruption scandals enveloping McCabe’s leadership at the embattled FBI.

An FBI insider with Intel inside the embattled Bureau who has vigilantly worked to uncover systemic corruption inside the FBI, is rumored to be penning a tell-all book that promises to blow the roof off the inner-workings of the FBI’s controversial 7th-Floor.

Well, that’s mighty cryptic.

McCabe on Monday said he would take an ‘indefinite” leave of absence, stepping down from his post months earlier than expected.

McCabe is set to receive a nearly $2 million pension, according to a Washington Free Beacon analysis. But that taxpayer-funded pension doesn’t kick in until March 18, which is why McCabe decided to take “indefinite” leave. That way, he’ll hit the mark.

His decision came just hours before the House voted to reveal a controversial, GOP-authored memo about FBI procedure alleging that FBI higher-ups, including McCabe, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, and former FBI Director James Comey abused the the FISA warrantless surveillance program.

McCabe has been a frequent target of President Donald Trump on Twitter since being named the FBI’s interim director (following Comey’s firing) and Republicans have viewed McCabe with suspicion, often questioning why the FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton’s mishandling of classified information, which took place under McCabe, was so poorly administered.

(Read more at the Daily Wire)

With threats like this, it sounds like we are due for some great courtroom drama all around Madame Clinton — the woman who could never end her defeat to the presidency.

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The current sex scandals, Part Main: the Democrats


Epstein, Clinton, and the Lolita Express

 

Here’s the Grand-daddy in this series of Democrat sex scandals

The ‘sex slave’ connection that tied pedophile billionaire Jeffrey Epstein to Bill Clinton

According to a 9 October 2016 New York Post article, the sex slaves imprisoned on billionaire Jeffery Epstein’s exclusive island were visited by luminaries like Bill Clinton.

In 2005, the world was introduced to reclusive billionaire Jeffrey Epstein, friend to princes and an American president, a power broker with the darkest of secrets: He was also a pedophile, accused of recruiting dozens of underage girls into a sex-slave network, buying their silence and moving along, although he has been convicted of only one count of soliciting prostitution from a minor. Visitors to his private Caribbean island, known as “Orgy Island,” have included Bill Clinton, Prince Andrew and Stephen Hawking.

According to a 2011 court filing by alleged Epstein victim Virginia Roberts Giuffre, she saw Clinton and Prince Andrew on the island but never saw the former president do anything improper. Giuffre has accused Prince Andrew of having sex with her when she was a minor, a charge Buckingham Palace denies.

Epstein has spent the bulk of his adult life cultivating relationships with the world’s most powerful men. Flight logs show that from 2001 to 2003, Bill Clinton flew on Epstein’s private plane, dubbed “The Lolita Express” by the press, 26 times. After Epstein’s arrest in July 2006, federal tax records show Epstein donated $25,000 to the Clinton Foundation that year.

On Sept. 11, 2005, detectives got another break. Alison, as she’s called in the book, told Detective Joe Recarey that she had been going to Epstein’s house since she was 16. Alison had been working at the Wellington Green Mall, saving up for a trip to Maine, when a friend told her, “You can get a plane ticket in two hours . . . We can go give this guy a massage and he’ll pay $200,” according to her statement to the police.

Alison told Recarey that she visited Epstein hundreds of times. She said he had bought her a new 2005 Dodge Neon, plane tickets, and gave her spending money. Alison said he even asked her to emancipate from her parents so she could live with him full-time as his “sex slave.”

(Read more at New York Post)

With this case, as with the cases during Bill Clinton’s Arkansas and Presidential career, Hillary took care of “bimbo eruptions.” Since Epstein must be familiar with the number of deaths of those who went against the Clintons, that and his payment to the Clinton Foundation will likely ensure that nobody outside of a small circle will ever know what Bill Clinton did after his trip on the Lolita Express.

Democrat Congressmen have numbers of woes

24 Democrat current sex scandals reported by the Daily Wire

The Daily Wire enumerated 24 Democrat sex scandals that our main stream press has largely ignored. Here are the 24 Democrats. If you want their longer quoted texts, please visit Daily Wire.

1. Four new women accuse Bill Clinton The Daily Mail reports Bill Clinton is facing explosive new charges of sexual assault from four women, according to highly placed Democratic Party sources and an official who served in both the Clinton and Obama administrations.
2. Congresswoman accuses Bob Filner The HuffPo reports Rep. Diana DeGette (D-Colo.) on Monday accused a former congressman of assaulting her while they were both serving in the House.
3. Democrat Raul Bocanegra resigns The LA Times reports Assemblyman Raul Bocanegra announced he will not seek reelection Monday, citing “persistent rumors and speculation” regarding sexual harassment claims.
4. David Alcon is arrested for stalking The WFB reports A Democrat running for Congress in New Mexico’s second district was found and arrested at an apartment complex in Albuquerque on Friday, nearly two weeks after an arrest warrant was issued for him.
5. Ten women accuse Steve Lebsock CBS-Denver reports A former Democratic legislative aide is now the tenth woman to accuse Rep. Steve Lebsock, a Democrat representing Thornton, of sexual harassment.
6. Duran covers up Lebsock charges The Denver Post reports Colorado’s top Democratic lawmaker is under fire for how she handled a colleague’s sexual harassment complaint against a member of their party and now faces calls for an independent investigation.
7. Dan Schoen resigns The MINNPOST reports DFL Sen. Dan Schoen’s attorney, Paul Rogosheske, said the senator will resign in a Wednesday afternoon news conference. Schoen was facing mounting pressure to step down from top leaders in his own party, including Senate Minority Leader Tom Bakk and DFL Gov. Mark Dayton.
8. Third woman accuses Tony Mendoza The Bee reports A third woman is alleging that Sen. Tony Mendoza behaved inappropriately toward her when she worked in his Capitol office seven years ago.
9. Kevin de León central to controversy Mercury News reports The controversy surrounding sexual harassment in the state Capitol deepened on Friday and threatened to ensnare one of the Legislature’s leading Democrats, Kevin de León, as questions swirled over when the Senate leader became aware of complaints against his weekday roommate.
10. Philip Ahr charged with child porn The Inquirer reports Philip Ahr has resigned as Radnor Township Board of Commissioners president for “personal reasons,” but will continue to serve as a commissioner, according to a resignation letter released Monday, nearly two weeks after he was charged with distributing and receiving child pornography.
11. Andrew Cuomo staffer harasses woman The Buffalo News Lisa M. Cater … alleges that Cuomo ignored her pleas to investigate her sexual harassment complaints against Hoyt, while Buffalo Republicans renewed their questions.
12. Smyre accused of sexual misconduct The Ledger-Enquirer A Fox News contributor and national Democratic party activist has alleged via social media that Columbus legislator Calvin Smyre sexually assaulted her in 1996 in Chicago.
13. Sally Boynton Brown resigns Sunshine State News Florida Democratic Party president Sally Boynton Brown has resigned amidst a flurry of controversy when two former party staffers said she “enabled” FDP chairman Stephen Bittel’s “creepy” and “inappropriate” behavior towards female staffers.
14. Padilla accused of sexual harassment The AJ reports New Mexico state Sen. Michael Padilla says he is seeking advice from friends, family and advisers on whether to continue his campaign for lieutenant governor, amid calls for him to drop out due to decade-old sexual harassment allegations.
15. Paul Rosenthal accused of groping The Denver Post reports Eight months ago, toward the end of the legislative session, a Democratic policy aide reported concerns about harassment from Colorado state Rep. Paul Rosenthal to the House speaker’s office.
16. Ira Silverstein accused of harassment CBS Chicago A political activist has accused Illinois State Sen. Ira Silverstein (D-Chicago) of sexually harassing her while the two were working on legislation to help crime victims last year.
17. Josh Peters accused of harassment The KC Star reports A Democratic state senator from University City is accusing a legislative colleague of touching her inappropriately shortly after the annual State of the Judiciary address Tuesday morning in the Missouri House.
18. Mark Manendo resigns KTNV reports State Sen. Mark Manendo, D-Las Vegas, has resigned following an independent investigation into sexual harassment allegations.
19. Will Fourkiller accused of harassment NewsOK reports A second state representative will be investigated by the special House committee that is looking into sexual harassment complaints made against current members, the committee’s chairman revealed Tuesday.
20. Gomberg accused of groping Oregon Lives reports State Rep. David Gomberg said in a newsletter released Sunday that he is sorry for offending two women who years ago accused him of violating their personal boundaries and that he is humiliated the news went public.
21. Williams accused of harassment Seattle Times reports Two allegations against former Democratic Rep. Brendan Williams came in Facebook posts written by women following a story Tuesday by the Northwest News Network and The News Tribune/Olympian about allegations of sexual harassment at the Capitol. A third woman said she was a House intern when Williams made an unwelcome sexual advance.
22. Scott Chamberlain resigns NY Daily News Democrat Scott Chamberlain has been on the New Milford town council since his election in 2015, though will leave the position by Monday after screenshots of his sofurry.com page circulated online.
23. Jeff Clemens resigns Politico reports The incoming Florida Senate Democratic leader abruptly resigned Friday and acknowledged he’s been in therapy after admitting to an extramarital affair with a lobbyist.
24. William O’Neill & his sexual history The WaPo reports An Ohio Supreme Court justice who recently declared his intention to run for governor faced widespread condemnation — and even some calls to resign — after he boasted about his sexual history while defending “heterosexual males.”

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Congressman Al Green slept with and then sued allegedly drug-addicted staffer

According to a 27 November 2017 Daily Caller article, Houston Democrat Rep Al Green has slept with one of his staffers and then sued her to prevent her from going public with information.

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. Green sued her, saying she was using their sexual relationship to shake him down at the behest of other unnamed conspirators.

“Daniels has threatened to go public with her complaints if the Congressman does not per her money. Green has done nothing wrong and refuses to pay ‘hush money’ just for political expediency. Green will not be extorted or blackmailed by Daniels. He will not be the victim of a shakedown by Daniels and her agents. Green demands vindication of his actions and now sues Daniels for declaratory judgment relief relating to her workplace allegations and her quest for money,” documents Green filed in federal court in 2008 say.

Daniels also unknowingly dialed the congressman while she was allegedly buying cocaine. Green submitted the voicemail, now sealed, as evidence in the case.

(Read more at the Daily Caller)

Since Rep. Green wants President Trump to step down because of demeaning tweets against Florida’s Fredrica Wilson, will Rep. Green step down due to his own attacks against this staffer?

A fourth woman speaks out against John Conyers

A 29 November 2017 Washington Post article concludes on these notes about John Conyers.

Rep. John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich.), who faces multiple allegations of misconduct, returned to Detroit from Washington on Tuesday night and was not present for the vote. Democrats are divided over whether he should resign after a fourth former aide accused him of sexual harassment or other mistreatment.

Conyers, who has denied wrongdoing and insisted he will not leave Congress, stepped down from his position as ranking Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee on Sunday.

(Read more at the Washington Post)

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Workers on the Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders campaigns claim sexual harassment

Breitbart shared in a 17 November 2017 article how both the Bernie and Hillary campaigns fostered sexual predators.

Campaign workers on the Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders Democratic 2016 presidential campaigns alleged in a report published Friday that they were harassed while campaigning for their respective candidates and that the campaigns failed to address the claims properly — the latest sexual misconduct revelations to rock the Democratic Party.

Lilian Adams, a Clinton campaign worker, and Zoey Jordan Salsbury, who worked for the Sanders primary campaign, both told HuffPost that they were sexually harassed by fellow campaign workers and that the campaigns were “ill-equipped” to cope.

Adams, who relocated to Colorado to work for the campaign as a paid organizer, said she was subject to homophobic remarks (Adams is bisexual) which went on to comments about her body and attempts to force her into one-on-one situations and get her to drink alcohol. Adams, then 19, said her harasser also encouraged her not to wear bras.

While her abuser was eventually fired months after Adams first complained to superiors in June, he was reportedly later rehired in October to work on the campaign for a different state party, leaving her disillusioned. Clinton made the fair-and-equal treatment of women a central part of her campaign as the first woman to win the presidential nomination for a major political party.

(Read more at Breitbart)

Funny how this doesn’t get more play with the liberals that, like me, were offended by the locker-room banter recorded years before Trump’s run for president. However, those were only words. Furthermore, Trump has apologized for his words and has worked to make things better. THESE ARE ACTS. Additionally, neither of the Clintons have apologized for any of the sexual acts that they can reasonably be proven to have done (such as the predation mentioned above or Bill’s use of an intern (as evidenced by the famous blue dress))?

Sebelius says the Clinton White House doubled down on ‘abusive behavior’

Former HHS Secretary Sebelius points out in a 22 November 2017 CNN article how the Clinton White House was a sexually abusive environment.

As a wave of stories unfold about sexual harassment and assault by men in power, a senior Democratic leader says her party should reflect on how it handled such charges when they were leveled against former President Bill Clinton.

“Not only did people look the other way, but they went after the women who came forward and accused him,” says Kathleen Sebelius, the former secretary of Health and Human Services and Kansas governor. “And so it doubled down on not only bad behavior but abusive behavior. And then people attacked the victims.”

Sebelius extended her criticism to Hillary Clinton, and the Clinton White House for what she called a strategy of dismissing and besmirching the women who stepped forward—a pattern she said is being repeated today by alleged perpetrators of sexual assault—saying that the criticism of the former first lady and Secretary of State was “absolutely” fair. Sebelius noted that the Clinton Administration’s response was being imitated, adding that “you can watch that same pattern repeat, It needs to end. It needs to be over.”

(Read more at CNN)

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After multiple infractions, Franken goes before the Ethics Committee

First, take in mind that there are allegations of sexual impropriety against Senator Al Franken by:

  1. Leeann Tweeden,
  2. Lindsay Menz,
  3. Melanie Morgan,
  4. An anonymous witness who spoke to the Huffington Post,
  5. Stephanie Kemplin, and
  6. An anonymous witness who spoke to Jezebel

Additionally, consider that the first allegation was backed up by photographic evidence (refer below) that can hardly be denied.

Also consider that people who have not accused Senator Franken have allowed him to repeatedly indulge in boorish and borderline illegal behavior.

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https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Then what should we expect to get out of this Ethics Committee? I would say that any punishment slated to be applied to the accused candidate Roy Moore should first be applied through the Ethics Committee to Al Franken, John Conyers, and every last senator and congressman who have committed misdemeanors and other crimes.

Senate Ethics Committee opens ‘preliminary inquiry’ into Al Franken allegations

A 1 December 2017 Fox News article opens what could likely be a significant can of worms.

The Senate Ethics Committee said Thursday that it had opened a ‘preliminary inquiry’ into groping allegations against Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn.

“While the Committee does not generally comment on pending matters or matters that may come before it,” it said in a statement, “in this instance, the Committee is publicly confirming that it has opened a preliminary inquiry into Senator Franken’s alleged misconduct.”

Six women have accused Franken of touching them inappropriately during various photo opportunities and campaign events. The accusations date from between 2003 and 2010.

Earlier Thursday, Army veteran Stephanie Kemplin, 41, told CNN that Franken had cupped her right breast when she stood next to him for a December 2003 photo during a USO Christmas tour in the Middle East. The blog Jezebel also reported Thursday that Fraken tried to give “a wet, open-mouthed kiss” to a woman described as a “former elected official in New England” at a 2006 political event.

Franken’s office released a statement similar to those Franken has made in response to other allegations: “As Sen. Franken made clear this week, he takes thousands of photos and has met tens of thousands of people and he has never intentionally engaged in this kind of conduct. He remains fully committed to cooperating with the ethics investigation.”

Since this article doesn’t disclose anything new, this lack of rush seems to imply that there will be no action taken against any sitting members of the Senate or House. Hopefully, I am wrong in that assessment.

 

Reasons Democrats might be reeling even more


Perez purges progressives from the DNC in favor of Hillary-supporting fundraisers.

After Hillary’s loss, the DNC increases Hillary support

Perez puts in more Hillary-backed members to the Rules and Bylaws of the DNC

A 19 October 2017 article on NBCnews.com details how Hillary’s supporters are once again performing an end run on the Sanders and other camps within the Democrat party.

A shake-up is underway at the Democratic National Committee as several key longtime officials have lost their posts, exposing a still-raw rift in the party and igniting anger among those in its progressive wing who see retaliation for their opposition to DNC Chairman Tom Perez.

The ousters come ahead of the DNC’s first meeting, in Las Vegas, Nevada, since Perez took over as chairman with a pledge this year to unite a party that had become badly divided during the brutal Bernie Sanders-Hillary Clinton 2016 primary race.

Complaints began immediately after party officials saw a list of Perez’s appointments to DNC committees and his roster of 75 “at-large” members, who are chosen by the chair.

The removal and demotion of a handful of veteran operatives stood out, as did what critics charge is the over-representation of Clinton-backed members on the Rules and Bylaws Committee, which helps set the terms for the party’s presidential primary, though other Sanders and Ellison backers remain represented.

Those who have been pushed out include:

  • Ray Buckley, the New Hampshire Democratic chairman and longtime DNC official who ran against Perez for chair before backing Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn. Buckley lost his spots on the Executive Committee and DNC Rules Committee.
  • James Zogby, the president of the Arab American Institute and prominent Sanders backer, is no longer co-chair of the Resolutions Committee and is off the Executive Committee, a spot he has held since 2001.
  • Alice Germond, the party’s longtime former secretary and a vocal Ellison backer, who was removed from her at-large appointment to the DNC.
  • Barbra Casbar Siperstein, who supported Ellison and Buckley, was tossed from the Executive Committee.

The moves exposed a rift in the partnership between Perez and his deputy chair, Ellison, who have publicly broadcast their “bromance” since Perez tapped Ellison for the post in a show of unity after their hard-fought race this year for the party’s chairmanship.

“I’m concerned about the optics, and I’m concerned about the impact,” Zogby said of the changes. “I want to heal the wound of 2016.”

Buckley said that while he understands Perez, as chairman, can do as he pleases, “it’s all just very disappointing.”

Germond has been on the DNC since the 1980s and was a vocal backer of Ellison for DNC chairman.

“It is quite unusual for a former party officer who has been serving on the DNC for forever to just be left out in the cold without even a call from the chairman,” Germond said. “So I assumed it had something to do with myself support for Keith.”

“I understand that I fought very hard for Keith Ellison. And I understand that to the winners go the spoils,” she added.

The DNC denied any retaliation, saying that the changes were an effort to diversify and freshen the party’s leadership and that all the party’s officers had a chance to offer input. They touted new additions like Marisa Richmond, a millennial black transgender activist, and the first Dreamer member, Ellie Perez, to point to the DNC’s efforts at diversity.

“This year’s slate of at-large DNC member nominees reflects the unprecedented diversity of our party’s coalition,” said DNC spokesperson Michael Tyler.

(Read more at NBCnews.com)

It seems very likely that many Democrats will soon be disillusioned with their party. This is also reported on the Daily Wire, Vox, the Washington Post, and other outlets.

Ravel suggests suing all who engage in a (formerly) free press

Obama’s Chair of the Federal Election Commission wants “fake news” to be regulated

The Washington Examiner reports in an 18 October 2017 article how Ann Ravel wants to suppress free speech under the guise of stopping “fake news.”

Political content on the internet, paid or not, should face substantial federal regulation to eliminate undefined “disinformation,” and users of platforms and news feeds, from Facebook, to Twitter, to the Drudge Report and even New York Times, could be punished for sharing “fake news” from those sites, the former Democratic chair of the FEC is urging.

In a broad proposal that adds threatening libel suits to regulatory plans already pushed by Democrats on the Federal Election Commission, ex-chair Ann Ravel believes that there is support for expanded regulation in the wake of reports foreign governments spent $100,000 on 2016 political ads on Facebook.

She would include “fake news,” not just paid ads, to be regulated, though it’s never defined other than the Democrat’s description of “disinformation.” And anybody who shares or retweets it could face a libel suit.

She would also use regulation to “improve voter competence,” according to the new proposal titled Fool Me Once: The Case for Government Regulation of ‘Fake News.’ Ravel, who now lectures at Berkeley Law, still has allies on the FEC who support internet regulation. The paper was co-written by Abby K. Wood, an associate professor at the University of Southern California, and Irina Dykhne, a student at USC Gould School of Law.

The proposal immediately came under fire from from the Republican FEC commissioner who for years has been warning of the left’s effort to regulate political talk they don’t like, especially on conservative newsfeeds like Drudge.

Lee Goodman told Secrets, “Ann’s proposal is full blown regulation of all political content, even discussion of issues, posted at any time, for free or for a fee, on any online platform, from Facebook to the NewYorkTimes.com.”

He was especially critical of the undefined nature of “disinformation” to be regulated and the first-ever call for libel suits to snuff out talk Ravel doesn’t like.

In their proposal, the trio wrote, “after a social media user clicks ‘share’ on a disputed item (if the platforms do not remove them and only label them as disputed), government can require that the user be reminded of the definition of libel against a public figure. Libel of public figures requires ‘actual malice,’ defined as knowledge of falsity or reckless disregard for the truth. Sharing an item that has been flagged as untrue might trigger liability under libel laws.”

Goodman said, “A fatal flaw of Ann’s proposal is that it cannot define what is, or is not, ‘disinformation’ in a political message. Nevertheless, it proposes to tag threats of libel lawsuits and liability to thousands of American citizens who might want to retweet or forward a message that somebody else subjectively considers to be ‘disinformational.’ I call that the big chill.”

(Read more at Washington Examiner)

One question that I have centers on the anonymous sources that the Washington Post and New York Times, will they have to face these libel suits for each of the incorrect stories? Will they face additional suits for each time their paper refers to those incorrect stories? Will other mainstream media sources be sued for repeating incorrect stories (that is, will they charge the LA Times, instead of the end users on Twitter, Drudge, Facebook, and other outlets)?

British Newspaper Finds The Controversial Russian Lawyer Was Tied To Fusion GPS


Russian Lawyer Who Met Trump Junior Tied To Fusion GPS

A 11 July 2017 article in The Independent claims that the Russian lawyer (Natalia Veselnitskaya) embroiled in the Trump Junior meeting situation had ties to opposition research firm Fusion GPS.

“In a statement, Mark Corallo added: ‘Specifically, we have learned that the person who sought the meeting is associated with Fusion GPS, a firm which according to public reports, was retained by Democratic operatives to develop opposition research on the President and which commissioned the phony Steele dossier.’

Fusion GPS, which is based in Washington DC and was established by former Wall Street Journal reporters Glenn Simpson and Peter Fritsch, found itself in the spotlight earlier this year after it emerged it was behind an ‘oppo research’ dossier containing unproven and often salacious allegations about Mr Trump.

The company had originally been hired by Republican rivals of Mr Trump during the primary campaign. After he secured the party’s nomination, the company was instead paid by Democratic financial supporters of Ms Clinton. In the summer of 2016, GPS hired former British intelligence agent, Christopher Steele, to help their work.”

(Read more at The Independent)

You know that, if we switched the players in this game around so that it was someone from the Hillary camp meeting with the Ukrainians, the press would either actively ignore the story or start screaming “Entrapment!”

Relevant Tweets

Since this part of the story will probably not be actively pursued by the media, we can only guess how the true story will play out. Therefore, the following tweets present a wide set of leads.

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Things Democrats Wish They Could Remember About Donald Trump


Failure to Disclose Russian Donors

Remember when Donald Trump failed to disclose Russian donors to his charitable foundation before coming into office?

Actually, Hillary Clinton did that before becoming Secretary of State (as reported by the New York Times).

Inordinate Pay for a Moscow Speech

Remember when Donald Trump gave a speech in Moscow and was paid $500,000.00?

Oh, yeah. That was what Bill Clinton did while Hillary was Secretary of State, as reported by National Review.

A Pledge to Strengthen Russia

Remember how Donald Trump said that “Our goal is to help strengthen Russia” on Russian national TV?

Again, that was Hillary Clinton, trying to explain her poorly-translated “reset” button to Vladimir Posner, as reported by Nationl Review.

Russian Business Partners Raise $35 Million from Russian Government

Remember Donald Trump going into business with Russian partners and the company received $35 million from the Russian government?

Nope, that was Hillary campaign manager John Podesta, as reported by CNN.

Transfer of US Uranium to Russian company

Remember how Donald Trump arranged for a Russian firm to receive 20% of United States uranium reserves in exchange for millions to the family charitable foundation?

That was Hillary Clinton, as reported by the New York Times.

Protected by Two Departments of US Law Enforcement

Remember how the head of the FBI and the Justice Department worked to provide Donald Trump cover?

That was Hillary Clinton to whom James Comey (as reported by the New York Times) and Loretta Lynch (as reported by Cybercast News) sought to provide political cover.

Did Attorney General Lynch provide cover for Hillary Clinton?


She protected Clinton.

Comey says, “The subject is classified.”

In a 3 May 2017 Cybercast News Service article, Comey’s refusal to comment on an e-mail concerning how the Attorney General favorably treated one presidential candidate should be raising some questions.

“Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) raised questions but received no answers from FBI Director James Comey on Wednesday, when Grassley pointed to an April 22 New York Times report saying that Comey believed Attorney General Loretta Lynch gave Hillary Clinton ‘political cover’ during the presidential campaign.

‘The subject is classified,’ Comey said in response to Grassley’s questions.

The New York Times reported that Comey’s ‘misgivings’ about Lynch were fueled by the discovery last year of a document ‘written by a Democratic operative that seemed — at least in the eyes of Mr. Comey and his aides — to raise questions about her independence.’

Grassley told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, ‘The email reportedly provided assurances that Attorney General Lynch would protect Clinton by making sure the FBI investigation, quote, ‘didn’t go too far.’

Grassley asked Comey, ‘How and when did you learn of this document? Also, who sent it and who received it?’

‘That’s not a question I can answer in this forum, Mr. Chairman, because it would call for a classified response,’ Comey replied. ‘I have briefed leadership of the intelligence committees on that particular issue, but I can’t talk about it here.’

You can expect me to follow up on that point,’ Grassley said. And he continued:

‘What steps did the FBI take to determine whether Attorney General Lynch had actually given assurances that the political fix was in, no matter what? Did the FBI interview the person who wrote the email? If not, why not?’

‘I have to give you the same answer — I can’t talk about that in an unclassified setting,’ Comey responded.

‘OK, then you can expect me to follow up on that,’ Grassley said again.

Grassley then told Comey he had asked the FBI to provide the email in question to the Judiciary Committee before the start of Wednesday’s hearing: ‘Why haven’t you done so, and will you provide it by the end of this week?’ he asked.

‘Again, to react to that, I have to give a classified answer, and I can’t give it sitting here,’ Comey replied.

(Read more at Cybercast News Service)

While I am thankful that the New York Times did report on the e-mail, this story is not receiving the attention that it deserves. The government has no business favoring one candidate over another.

Lawless

Loretta comes out as a political hack

Furthermore, a 3 May 2017 RedState article corroborates the previous article by noting:

The NY Times piece about James Comey and how the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s email server shaped the election is fascinating reading. People will hold it up as “proof” Comey was in part, responsible for Hillary Clinton’s loss but as I wrote previously, the charge doesn’t hold up under scrutiny.

Lost amid all of the hyperventilating about Comey is a revelation proving Loretta Lynch, instead of fulfilling her duties as Attorney General, was more interested in giving Hillary Clinton, political cover.

In September of that year, as Mr. Comey prepared for his first public questions about the case at congressional hearings and press briefings, he went across the street to the Justice Department to meet with Ms. Lynch and her staff.

Both had been federal prosecutors in New York — Mr. Comey in the Manhattan limelight, Ms. Lynch in the lower-wattage Brooklyn office. The 6-foot-8 Mr. Comey commanded a room and the spotlight. Ms. Lynch, 5 feet tall, was known for being cautious and relentlessly on message. In her five months as attorney general, she had shown no sign of changing her style.

At the meeting, everyone agreed that Mr. Comey should not reveal details about the Clinton investigation. But Ms. Lynch told him to be even more circumspect: Do not even call it an investigation, she said, according to three people who attended the meeting. Call it a ‘matter.’

A “matter.”

It aligns with Hillary’s earlier lie where she said FBI involvement in her email server was a “security review” rather than a criminal investigation.

A national security prosecutor mocked Lynch’s viewpoint:

As the meeting broke up, George Z. Toscas, a national security prosecutor, ribbed Mr. Comey. “I guess you’re the Federal Bureau of Matters now,” Mr. Toscas said, according to two people who were there.

Hillary used the IRS to intimidate a minion for her family foundation


Hillary’s Minion’s try to take on the tactics of Minion Lerner

A 25 April 2016 Daily Caller article indicates that Hillary Clinton’s minions started playing from the playbook of Barack Obama and his minion Lois Lerner.

“Hillary Clinton’s Department of State aides allegedly threatened a South Asian prime minister’s son with an IRS audit in an attempt to stop a Bangladesh government investigation of a close friend and donor of Clinton’s, The Daily Caller News Foundation’s Investigative Group learned.

A Bangladesh government commission was investigating multiple charges of financial mismanagement at Grameen Bank, beginning in May 2012. Muhammad Yunus, a major Clinton Foundation donor, served as managing director of the bank.

Sajeeb Wazed Joy, son of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and permanent U.S. resident, recalled the account of the threatened IRS audit to TheDCNF. The allegations mark the first known instance in the U.S. that Clinton’s Department of State used IRS power to intimidate a close relative of a friendly nation’s head of state on behalf of a Clinton Foundation donor.

Wazed told TheDCNF it was ‘astounding and mind boggling’ that senior State Department officials between 2010 and 2012 repeatedly pressured him to influence his mother to drop the commission investigation.

The commission report was released in early 2013.

‘They threatened me with the possibility of an audit by the Internal Revenue Service,’ he said. ‘I have been here legally for 17 years and never had a problem. But they said, ‘well, you know, you might get audited.’

‘They would say over and over again, ‘Yunus has powerful friends’ and we all knew they were talking of Secretary Clinton. Everybody knew it was Mrs. Clinton,’ Wazed told TheDCNF.

The Prime Minister originally disclosed in general terms the pressure exerted on her son at a February reception in Munich.

‘Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said her son Sajeeb Wazed Joy had to face pressure from the US State Department to keep Muhammad Yunus as the Grameen Bank managing director, the Dhaka Tribune reported.

‘Hillary Clinton phoned me and exerted the same pressure. Even the U.S. State Department summoned my son Joy three times and told him that we would face trouble,’ Hasina added.

Hasina said State Department officials told Joy that Clinton would not take the matter lightly.

‘Convince your mother,’ she recalled Joy quoting officials.

However, Hasina never provided details of the ordeal her son faced until his interview with TheDCNF.

The World Bank also decided to rescind a $1.2 billion loan to Bangladesh while the IRS was pressuring Joy in 2012. The money was requested in order to build a key bridge near the capital city of Dhaka. The World Bank leveled bribery charges against two Canadian officials, but a Canadian court later acquitted both individuals.

Former Bangladesh Foreign Minister Dipu Moni, who twice met with then-Secretary of State Clinton, told TheDCNF it was apparent there were links between the World Bank loan cancellation and Yunus. Moni now is chairwoman of the parliamentary committee on foreign affairs.

‘Whether there was any abuse by the U.S. Government or the secretary of state, that I cannot say,’ Moni said. ‘I can only say we saw two facts: One was the communications from the State Department, and then the other one was the withdrawal of World Bank’s loan.’

But she was more direct about Yunus’ role in the World Bank cancellation.

‘Professor Yunus obviously tried to punish or tried to retaliate and punish the government of Bangladesh, especially [Prime Minister] Sheikh Hasina,’ she said. ‘He knew how important the Padma [bridge] was for our economy, for our people’s government, and it would revive the whole of south of Bangladesh.’

‘Obviously, he tried to use that to get out of the situation he was in, and he wanted to punish the government,’ she said.

Wade claimed he received threats from all levels of the State Department.

‘The threats came from all levels. It came from the U.S. Embassy in Bangladesh to pretty senior officials within the State Department.’

Wade regularly met many State Department officials as he lived near the nation’s capital. He considered many to be friends and colleagues, but the tone and substance of the discussions radically changed beginning in 2010. “

(Read more at the Daily Caller)

Along with Hillary’s Russian uranium deal, isn’t this the type of wheeling and dealing that Hillary was denying during the campaign? Doesn’t this validate everything that Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, and Donald Trump were saying about her?