Sylvia Mathews Burwell, new Obamacare head, former Vince Foster trash picker

Strange how the memory bank of the GOP is so short these days. So Ms Burwell will slide into the position of head of Obamacare without a smidgen of discussion of her political ties. Rather than choosing someone with a Healthcare background, let’s pick another political operative. She got herself off to a good start with helping out Hillary and Bill Clinton and picking through dead Vince Foster’s trash the day of his death. No worries over White Water for sure. So just who is she?

Our gal Sarah Palin has an idea of who Sylvia Mathews Burwell is. She gives it to her on her Face Book page to the delight of the Liberal media.
Remember last year when America’s war memorials, national parks, patriotic amenities, student White House tours, etc. were shut down because the Obama administration’s spending priorities are so out of whack? Americans were told the Federal government didn’t have enough of our tax dollars to allow WWII vets to walk across a public sidewalk to visit a statue honoring these heroes. This, during the “shutdown” when crony capitalism, earmarks, and waste and fraud continued to fill the swamp. This, while the first family continued to live elaborately large and some in Congress had the gall to whine that they aren’t paid enough. This, while the people’s will continued to be arrogantly ignored.

What a cold and callous bureaucrat it was who’d direct that quite revealing fiasco, an episode over which the Obama Administration never recovered in the court of public opinion.
Who would do such a thing? Who would punish patriotic Americans? Who sent the email initiating all this?

The political operative Sylvia Burwell.

Who is Burwell?

According to the Free Beacon:

In July 1995, Burwell (then Sylvia Mathews) was one of several key aides questioned by the Senate Whitewater Committee regarding the death of deputy White House counsel Vince Foster.

Foster’s death was officially ruled a suicide. The Clinton White House eventually admitted to misleading investigators about how senior officials had seized and disposed of files relating to the first couple’s controversial investments in the Whitewater Development Corporation, a failed real estate venture.

Clinton spokeswoman Dee Dee Myers admitted that then-White House counsel Bernard Nussbaum, who had recovered documents relating to the Whitewater controversy from Foster’s office after his death, did not turn over the documents to the Clinton family’s personal attorney, contrary to what White House officials had claimed. Nussbaum had actually given the documents to Hillary Clinton’s chief of staff, who placed them in a White House safe for five days before being turned over to the family attorney.

Under questioning, Sylvia Mathews and her colleagues denied impeding a police investigation into Foster’s death after his body was found in a northern Virginia park. According to the New York Times, Mathews testified “in laborious detail about what she had found in Mr. Foster’s garbage on the night he died.”

Recall Travel Gate? For those too young:  Vince Foster Dead. A great link for a refresher.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/850133/posts

…the long-hidden notebook kept by Vincent Foster had been in the office of White House Counsel Bernard Nussbaum following Mr. Foster’s death. The notebook chronicled Mr. Foster’s anguish over Hillary Clinton’s role in the firings, Harry Thomason’s potential criminal liability, and whether the White House scandal containment strategy could be maintained to stop at the level of David Watkins.

(snip) NY Times:

The committee today began what will be weeks of intensive questioning of White House aides about whether Mrs. Clinton, in advance of investigators, had told officials to remove papers from the office of Vincent W. Foster Jr., her close friend and former law partner who was the deputy White House counsel at the time he killed himself on July 20, 1993.

(snip)

The committee also focused today on Mr. Foster’s office trash. Members questioned Sylvia Mathews, a former White House aide, in laborious detail about what she had found in Mr. Foster’s garbage on the night he died. Other than a few routine documents, the garbage contained nothing that shed light on Mr. Foster’s thinking, said Ms. Mathews, who is now chief of staff at the Treasury Department.

Republicans on the committee found it significant, however, that Ms. Mathews had also managed to retrieve a special bag of garbage containing classified and sensitive papers that was usually destroyed by the Secret Service. The contents of that bag were never examined by anyone to see if Mr. Foster had left anything in it that might shed light on his state of mind.

Ms. Mathews said that she got the bag from the Secret Service and began looking briefly through it, when she discovered that it contained all of the classified garbage from the West Wing.

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com …

Hillary Clinton at a loss at listing her accomplishments as Secretary of State

Hillary Can’t List Accomplishments as Secretary of State

When asked in an interview, Hillary is at a loss for words. Interesting that she agrees that Obama had little time for Foreign affairs. That leaves her with the bag regarding the disastrous Arab Spring and all that goes with it. Throw in the restart button with Russia and you pretty much have it. Considering her background as nothing more than a two-bit Attorney from Arkansas and a hubby that happened to be President in the past, it sums it up completely.

On April 3, 2014, Hillary Clinton spoke at the Women of the World Summit in New York City and was asked what she was most proud of during her tenure as Secretary of State. Clinton could not provide any concrete examples of the accomplishments she holds in high regard.

“When you look at your time as Secretary of State, what are you most proud of? And what do you feel was unfinished, and maybe have another crack at one day?” the moderator asks.

“Well, I really see — that was good — that’s why he wins prizes. Look, I really see my role as Secretary, in fact leadership in general in a democracy, as a relay race. When you run the best race you can run, you hand off the baton. Some of what hasn’t been finished may go on to be finished, so when President Obama asked me to be Secretary of State I agreed,” Clinton responded.

She continued, “We had the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, we had two wars. We had continuing threats from all kinds of corners around the world that we had to deal with. So it was a perilous time frankly. What he said to me was, ‘Look, I have to be dealing with the economic crisis, I want you to go out and represent us around the world.’ And it was a good division of labor because we needed to make it clear to the rest of the world, that we were going to get our house in order. We were going to stimulate, and grow, and get back to positive growth and work with our friends and partners.”

 

 

Will the U.S. defend Europe once again?

If anyone thinks that Putin will stop with Crimea, good luck with that. If I were living in Europe I would be sweating bullets. But no doubt most think we will be around to save their sorry you know what. With the feckless policies of Hillary Clinton, Obama and no doubt the Rasputin like Valerie Jarrett who is pulling most of the strings, just how prepared is Nato? Let us go down memory lane. Of course, the memory lane would not be complete without a clip of Chamberlain and his excitement over his appeasement with Hitler.

Back in October, 2011, I posted this U.S. is concerned by UK and Europe Defense Cuts

With the defence negotiations in near deadlock over about £1bn of cuts, the heads of all three armed services met the prime minister in Downing Street on Thursday to raise the alarm over the dangers of such a tight settlement.

Their warnings were amplified by Hillary Clinton, US secretary of state, and Robert Gates, US defence secretary, who made public their worries over cuts across Nato.

Members of the organization are asked to spend 2 per cent of national income on defence.

Mr Gates expressed his fear that the US would be called upon more often to cover Nato capability gaps. “As nations deal with their economic problems, we must guard against the hollowing out of alliance military capability by spending reductions that cut too far into muscle,” he said.How psychic was that! More at CNBC

Simply amazing as I look back on my post on October 2011. Both Clinton and Gates knew that the NATO members were slashing budgets, yet as well knew that a $1.38 Billion headquarters was about to begin construction. Read the whole thing over at the Spectator if you have the stomach for all of this weird stuff.

“It is somewhat ironic that NATO breaks ground on its new headquarters at the same time the fundamental sinews binding the alliance together are coming apart,” says Marko Papic, a senior analyst at Stratfor, a global intelligence analysis firm based in Austin.

New $1.3 Billion headquarters just beginning construction

With policymakers on both sides of the Atlantic slashing public spending and searching for ways to reduce military budgets, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization has just begun construction of a splendiferous new $1.38 billion headquarters on a 100-acre site in Brussels. Designed by Chicago architects Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, renowned for luxurious commercial buildings including the tallest in the world, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, the futuristic new NATO offices will feature eight sweeping wings covering 2.7 million square feet. Glass-walled elevators overlooking cavernous atriums showering natural light. Ecologically correct grass growing on the roof. Seventeen conference rooms. A range of amenities from cafeterias, restaurants, and banks, to shopping, sport, and leisure facilities. Pentagon staffers, eat your hearts out.

How did this all go down with Hitler? Sound familiar?

 

The Clinton’s Dead Friends – more than one could imagine

As promised, I am continuing to post on the Clinton’s bad acts until these tired fingers can post no more.  For those who wish to learn about how deadly it can be to know the Clintons, this is a good beginning. While several of the dead mentioned are a stretch, for the most part, a bit of investigation would have to lead one to believe, “Now isn’t that some coincidence.” Through the coming weeks, I will cover many of those “departed” in detail as to their relationships, and each of us can come to our own conclusion . H/T The Republican Mother for sending the video.

John Fund highlights “notable” bad acts missed in upcoming Hillary movies

I have been posting about the early years of Hillary’s early amoral political behavior. Here is a video summation of some of her early misdeeds as remarked by John Fund. Not all of her questionable behavior, but that which requires no tin foil hats. For a report on the many who have died who were acquainted with the Clintons and met an early death, tune in tomorrow. Earlier I posted: Hillary Clinton, the FBI, and Travelgate – a lesson about her moral fiber, and Hillary Clinton fired from Watergate Commission for ‘lying, unethical behavior’ just in case you missed these posts.

John Fund exposed the notable moments from Hillary Clinton’s life that will be left out of NBC’s upcoming miniseries about her life — such as Travelgate, her cattle-futures controversy​, and Whitewater — which begins after the Lewinsky scandal.

Read more on his take in his piece, “Get Ready for the All-Hail-Hillary Movies.”

 

Hillary Clinton, the FBI, and Travelgate – a lesson about her moral fiber

This time around, let us put the Hillary and her hubby front and center, revealing their past misdeeds. Obama slipped by. One reason was because he had little history that anyone much cared about. But the Clintons. Now there is a different story. Hillary dates back to Watergate with her amoral political ambitions. So this time, let us get it right. Here is a take from the infamous Travel Gate. For the youngins, who were not around at the time to care, it’s worth the full read. Here we go:

Recently, the Washington Free Beacon reported on statements found in archival documents by one of Hillary Clinton’s closest friends, Diane Blair, painting a portrait of Hillary as a ruthless First Lady.

Without question ruthless is an accurate description except not only is Hillary ruthless, she is lawless.

As former civil servant Linda Tripp of Bill Clinton’s impeachment fame recounted to this journalist during the Clintons’ last year in the White House, Hillary was behind the unlawful 1993 Travel office firings, “siccing the FBI on them.”

The Clinton White House fired travel office director Billy Dale and other staffers under the guise of “sloppy accounting” to allegedly give the business to their friends from Arkansas. The staffers were innocent of any wrong doing.

Here’s an excerpt from the book, The Whistleblower: How the Clinton White House Stayed in Power to Reemerge in the Obama White House & on the World Stage.

“The people at travel were amazing,” Linda said. “They worked hard, were apolitical. They were there to serve each incumbent and happy to do it.”

Linda with ease recalled [Director of Travel Office] Billy Dale’s pride and honor to serve. “He effortlessly coordinated complex itineraries.” It was his efficiency in times of crisis that really impressed her. “This wasn’t a job, but a career for Billy and his staff,” Linda raved. “All I did was watch in amazement and awe at how they worked.”

Instantly her tone plunged. It was as if I’d been flung to May 19, 1993, to the travel office firings; to what became the first Clinton scandal: Travelgate.

“Billy Dale was escorted out of the White House by the FBI, put into a paneled van with no seats and told to sit on the floor the day the Clintons removed him,” Linda vividly recalled. “And I watched Hillary orchestrate that whole thing; siccing the FBI on them, getting them out,” she fumed.

“Careerists, while they’re not political, do serve at the pleasure of the president. All President Clinton had to say was, ‘We’re replacing you.’ It would’ve been unheard of, but was within his legal purview to do.” Instead the Clintons did what Linda said they always did: “Destroy their enemy and ruin them.”

The abrupt travel office firings were triggered by what the Clinton White House claimed were allegations of sloppy accounting. In December 1994, Billy Dale was indicted on two counts of embezzlement. The press went berserk criticizing the new administration.

In its aftermath, five of the staffers were reinstated, and in a self-critical report the White House admitted it “erred and would never again shortcircuit proper legal channels by bypassing the Justice Department in seeking an FBI investigation.”

Hillary described Travelgate with cool indifference as, “perhaps worthy of a two-or-three-week life span, instead, in a partisan political climate, it became the first manifestation of an obsession for investigation that persisted into the millennium.” But for Billy Dale, it wasn’t a partisan manifestation. It was the termination of a thirty-plus-year career, and a fight for his freedom. If convicted, he faced a maximum of twenty years in prison and up to $500,000 in fines.”

Read more: Daily Caller

Obama laughs when asked about Benghazi attack by O’Reilly

I don’t know which was worse. The Super Bowl, or being inflicted with words from the Dictator-in-Chief. Either way, Obama was not going to let a day go by with out his selfie being in the news. This time he makes a real a** of himself. Here we go:

During the interview today, Bill O’Reilly brought up Benghazi and this one makes my blood boil.

O’Reilly says General Carter Ham testified he told Leon Panetta it was a terror attack. Then Panetta went right into speak to Obama. So O’Reilly asked “did Panetta tell you it was a terrorist attack”?

Obama dances this way and that and refuses to answer the question. It’s very simple. Either he did or he didn’t. But Obama refuses to say. O’Reilly says the question about whether it was a terrorist attack matters because of Susan Rice (because she was sent out to lie on the Sunday talk shows and say it was all because of the video). At this point, Obama broadly smiles and laughs dismissively about the question at around 4:10 of the video.

He also lies, saying we all said it a week later, that it was a terrorist attack. Well, now, no you didn’t you lied for at least two weeks, until you were forced to admit that it wasn’t what you had been saying. In the interim, Hillary lied to the parents of the dead and Obama talked about the video at the U.N. H/T: Weasel Zippers

MSNBC sinks to new low, blames Chris Stevens for his own death

Frankly, after an hour of Fox in the morning, one has about as much news as one is going to get. So I wandered over to MSNBC for a morning charge, usually more potent than a double Expresso. In one of the most absurd diatribes regarding the Benghazi attacks, it is now Stevens fault for his death. Just for the memory since apparently the media and most people have a short one:

Al-Qaeda flag flying high over Libya – thanks Obama Posted bunkerville  November 4, 2011, more than a year before the attack and murders. And you want to tell me that Al-Qaeda was not involved???

Here we go: Sadly, the flag of al-Qaeda is not just being flown at the Benghazi courthouse.  According to eyewitnesses, it is now being displayed all over Benghazi.  The following is an account from an eyewitness that has seen the flag flying over the Benghazi courthouse for himself….

It was here at the courthouse in Benghazi where the first spark of the Libyan revolution ignited. It’s the symbolic seat of the revolution; post-Gaddafi Libya’s equivalent of Egypt’s Tahrir Square. And it was here, in the tumultuous months of civil war, that the ragtag rebel forces established their provisional government and primitive, yet effective, media center from which to tell foreign journalists about their “fight for freedom.”

But according to multiple eyewitnesses—myself included—one can now see both the Libyan rebel flag and the flag of al Qaeda fluttering atop Benghazi’s courthouse.

According to one Benghazi resident, Islamists driving brand-new SUVs and waving the black al Qaeda flag drive the city’s streets at night shouting, “Islamiya, Islamiya! No East, nor West,” a reference to previous worries that the country would be bifurcated between Gaddafi opponents in the east and the pro-Gaddafi elements in the west.


Now back to the news of this morning:

In a disgusting display of just how far the liberal media will go to preserve Hillary Clinton’s presidential prospects, Katty Kay has blamed Ambassador Chris Stevens for his own death, while letting Hillary off the hook.

On today’s Morning Joe, the BBC’s Kay called the newly-released Senate report on the Benghazi attack “sad” because it showed that Stevens was “fallible.” Kay claimed that “he didn’t ask for and even rejected some of the security he might have had.” This flies in the face of the report’s findings that “State, then under Hillary Clinton, refused requests to boost security despite warnings from the CIA and its own staff about the danger of militant attacks.”

There really are no words to describe what Katty Kay did in seeking to shift blame away from Hillary and onto a brave ambassador who because of Clinton’s neglect is not here to defend himself.  But let’s try “contemptible” for starters.

Video over at NewsBusters

JOE SCARBOROUGH: [Libya] was just a rat’s nest of terrorists in and out. There was anarchy across the country and if you’re Secretary Clinton and you get cables from the ambassador saying we need additional securityyou know, you act on that. It’s not like it’s just another outpost. It’s like one of the hottest outposts out there. I think that is a fair criticism and I don’t know that Hillary Clinton ever answered that.

KATTY KAY: Yeah. I mean I think there’s always been two important points about this story and neither of them frankly are political. One is the intelligence. Why did U.S. intelligence analysts miss what was clearly a buildup of insecurity in Benghazi? The British ambassador for example had been targeted in his car just before the attack on the U.S. compound. We knew that this becoming increasely volatile. And the other was the security issue. Why were outposts in an area, as you suggest, that was difficult, where the Americans had just completed a war. Why were they not properly defended? And this report in a way is very sad because Chris Stevens, who was the ambassador who was killed who was clearly a brave and honorable man, was also fallible, and perhaps didn’t ask for, rejected even, some of the security he might have had.

Read more: NewsBusters

Hillary Clinton fired from Watergate Commission for ‘lying, unethical behavior’

When I caught Pat Dollard post, FLASHBACK: HILLARY CLINTON FIRED FROM WATERGATE INVESTIGATION FOR ‘LYING, UNETHICAL BEHAVIOR’,

I recalled I had a video of the same story I ran some time ago. Since we have just learned of Hillary’s enemies list, and the left is trying to take Chris Christie down, let us give Hillary a go at her past history. It is a long sordid one, but let’s start at Watergate, where she first cut her teeth on corruption.

Excerpted from EO-HistoryThe now-retired general counsel and chief of staff of the House Judiciary Committee, who supervised Hillary when she worked on the Watergate investigation, says Hillary’s history of lies and unethical behavior goes back farther – and goes much deeper – than anyone realizes.

Jerry Zeifman, a lifelong Democrat, supervised the work of 27-year-old Hillary Rodham on the committee. Hillary got a job working on the investigation at the behest of her former law professor, Burke Marshall, who was also Sen. Ted Kennedy’s chief counsel in the Chappaquiddick affair. When the investigation was over, Zeifman fired Hillary from the committee staff and refused to give her a letter of recommendation – one of only three people who earned that dubious distinction in Zeifman’s 17-year career.

The actions of Hillary and her cohorts went directly against the judgment of top Democrats, up to and including then-House Majority Leader Tip O’Neill, that Nixon clearly had the right to counsel. Zeifman says that Hillary, along with Marshall, Nussbaum and Doar, was determined to gain enough votes on the Judiciary Committee to change House rules and deny counsel to Nixon. And in order to pull this off, Zeifman says Hillary wrote a fraudulent legal brief, and confiscated public documents to hide her deception.

How could a 27-year-old House staff member do all that? She couldn’t do it by herself, but Zeifman said she was one of several individuals – including Marshall, special counsel John Doar and senior associate special counsel (and future Clinton White House Counsel) Bernard Nussbaum – who engaged in a seemingly implausible scheme to deny Richard Nixon the right to counsel during the investigation.

Why would they want to do that? Because, according to Zeifman, they feared putting Watergate break-in mastermind E. Howard Hunt on the stand to be cross-examined by counsel to the president. Hunt, Zeifman said, had the goods on nefarious activities in the Kennedy Administration that would have made Watergate look like a day at the beach – including Kennedy’s purported complicity in the attempted assassination of Fidel Castro. Read more Pat Dollard

From the post:May 18, 2013 — bunkerville (Is that George Soros in the beginning of the clip?)

Hillary Clinton: Watergate, Our first taste of her delicious corruption

Egypt to file criminal charges against Hillary Clinton

The upcoming trial of Egypt’s Morsi which is set to start next month, may bring a bounty of good stuff regarding our gal Hillary. Whether indeed the story that criminal charges will be filed against Clinton is yet to be seen. One thing for sure though, the many Egyptians who stuck out their neck to get rid of the Muslim Brotherhood and Morsi in particular have to be seething at the abandonment of them, as well as the withdrawal of financial support because of the non-support of Morsi by our Muslim loving regime. Here we go:

NEW YORK – A threat to Hillary Clinton’s much anticipated 2016 presidential  campaign appears to be developing in Egypt where that nation’s government is  taking steps to criminalize the Muslim Brotherhood.

Specifically, a new criminal complaint has been filed with Egypt’s attorney  general, Hisham Barakat, alleging then-U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton  collaborated with Naglaa Mahmoud, the wife of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed  Morsi, in seeking to incite domestic insurrections to topple Abdel Fattah  el-Sisi, the Egyptian general who has been commander-in-chief of the Egyptian  armed forces, as well as minister of defense, since Aug. 12, 2012.

Researcher Walid Shoebat, a native Arabic-speaker and a former Palestinian  Liberation Organization operative, has reported  on his blog that credible news sources in Egypt have reported in Arabic that  criminal charges have been brought against Hillary Clinton and Morsi’s wife.

Muslim Brotherhood goes on trial in Egypt

WND first  reported in August that criminal charges have been filed against Malik  Obama, half-brother to President Barack Obama, for his involvement allegedly  managing funds for a terrorist organization based in neighboring Sudan as well  as for the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt.

A criminal trial against former Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi is scheduled  to begin in Egypt in January 2014, with Morsi facing charges that he supported  the Muslim Brotherhood in acts of violence directed against the Egyptian  people.

President Obama is likely to be a subject in Morsi’s criminal trial given  evidence the Obama administration used to U.S. Embassy in Cairo to provide  direct financial support to key Muslim Brotherhood political operatives, with  the full knowledge and complicity of the Morsi government, as WND  first reported in August.

Read more at WND

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