Oversight Hearing on Clinton Foundation Blows Up – GOP Battles Own Witnesses

 

Apparently I have a very different take on the House Hearing on the Clinton Foundation matter than many others. I give kudos to Tom Fitton of Judicial Watch for the old college try. But anyone who follows him as he makes his rounds on Fox with his latest FOIA request pretty much knows his gig and what he has. Phillip Hackney was the Democrat’s choice to testify in a meaningless meandering until Meadows was kind enough to encourage a drill into Trump – don’t hold back. I include video of the hearing.

Then, it was all downhill for me as the Financial duo who has the stuff on the foundation began their testimony and headed into a major beating. As I followed twitter I was amazed. Hmm someone took that blue pill. But what a relief when I discover that the Washington Examiner doesn’t think things went so swell either:

Oversight panel hearing on Clinton Foundation blows up as GOP battles its own witnesses here

John Moynihan and Larry Doyle

 

I’ll let you wander over to the Examiner to read the claims these two fellows have against the Clintons and the Foundation. if you can get through the ads- worth it – but a taste of it follows.

A congressional hearing on the Clinton Foundation turned into a fiasco on Thursday after Republicans clashed with their own witnesses — two private investigators who refused to turn over documents that they claimed showed evidence of criminal wrongdoing at the Clinton Foundation.

Two financial analysts who say they have uncovered evidence of pay-to-play and financial crimes at the Clinton Foundation, were invited to testify on their findings by the House Oversight Committee’s Republican Chairman Mark Meadows.

But tensions erupted between Meadows and the two witnesses after Moynihan and Doyle refused to turn over 6,000 pages of documents that they say back up their claims — documents that the pair has already given to the FBI and the IRS.

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But Meadows questioned that explanation, saying he spoke to the IRS before the

Meadows

hearing and was told the witnesses’ work with the committee would have no impact on the status of the IRS investigation. “I don’t find how [refusing to turn over information] provides a good foundation for truth and transparency,” said Meadows.

Republican Rep. Jody Hice also criticized the witnesses. “I feel like you’re using us for your own benefit,” said Hice, adding that there was a “little game going on here.”

Moynihan argued that he and Doyle were invited to the hearing and would have happily not attended. “Let me be very clear. You invited us. If you don’t want us, disinvite us,” he said.

Moynihan added that there was no benefit to sharing the documents with the committee because congress doesn’t have law enforcement capabilities. “That’s why we presented to government agencies, which you’re not,” said Moynihan. Meadows promised to subpoena the documents from his witnesses.

“Don’t get cute with me,” he told Moynihan. “I thought you said you were all about the rule of law, all about the truth.”

This was just a small taste of the nasty banter, and most of the GOP on the committee were more than happy to join in the pummeling. I might add this was the last Meadows hearing he will ever have no doubt, and heck, might as well go out with a splash showing how impartial you are. Maybe getting turned down for the next Chief of Staff position might have left a bitter taste. More at Washington Examiner here

Tom Fitton

 

 

 

I have included the entire hearing. If you want to hear Fitton, enjoy. So now we hear again that good old Session’s team player U.S. Attorney John Huber who was supposedly keeping his eye on things, turned down the financial analysts evidence twice. But we sort of figured this was how it was going.

Fitton takes up the beginning. About 1:30 into it, the dynamic duo with the supposed reveal start a ten minute recitation of their acumen on this matter. Pass it if you like. If you want a bit of the fellow Hackney, back it up a bit.

So get out a cold one, some popcorn, ease back in that old recliner, and what the heck, do the whole darn video.

 

 

The House Oversight Government Operations Subcommittee holds a hearing on oversight of nonprofit organizations and restrictions to their political activities, with a focus on the New York-based Clinton Foundation.

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Comey is the Cornered Rat not Trump

 

Alice in Wonderland

Did I take the Red Pill or the Blue Pill? Frankly by now I cannot remember. All I know is that somehow I slid down the rabbit hole and like Alice I know not where I am.

This after a weekend of bizarre interviews with Trump opponents claiming they had their very fingers on his jugular.

Bernstein claims that Trump the rat is cornered? Impeachment soon. Going to Prison. On and on.

Comey: “Former FBI Director James Comey asks American voters to end Donald Trump’s presidency with a “landslide” victory for his opponent in 2020.”

 

The Truth? They are the ones trapped. They know it. They are fighting for their very existence because given enough time, Trump can become the vicious dog who corners his prey.

See, two can play this game.

Comey has much to fear. Comey may fear for his brother as well.

Recall the Clinton Foundation whistleblower?

EXCLUSIVE: FBI Raids Home Of Whistleblower On Clinton …

here

Why the raid? Because the FBI is sweating bullets to learn what the whistleblower turned over to congress. They knew he had whistleblower status and should not have been touched. They knew he had an attorney that they should have contacted, not him. But they did it anyway. Thats what cornered dogs do.

But more importantly

CLINTON NIGHTMARE! Chief Financial Officer of Clinton Foundation …

Clinton Foundation CFO Who ‘Knows Where the Bodies Are Buried …

Western Journal

That’s because in one the documents being presented to the subcommittee will be comments from the Clinton Foundation’s longtime chief financial officer, Andrew Kessel.

According to The Hill’s John Solomon, Kessel is quoted as saying he was “unable to stop former President Clinton from ‘commingling’ personal business and charitable activities inside the foundation and that he ‘knows where all the bodies are buried.’”

Comey’s Brother?

Additionally, Peter Comey, James’ brother, serves as “Senior Director of Real Estate Operations for the Americas” for DLA Piper, according to the report.

DLA Piper is number five on Hillary Clinton’s all-time career Top Contributors list. DLA also performed an independent audit of The Clinton Foundation in November.

DLA Piper also does the Clinton Foundation’s taxes. That’s right. In fact, when the Clinton Foundation scandal broke, it was DLA Piper that performed the 2015 audit on the Foundation, which was supposed to be an independent audit for the appearance of propriety.

Clinton Foundation tax forms reveal millions in unreported donations.

An examination of the charity’s tax forms by reporters earlier this year prompted Clinton Foundation officials to undertake an “exhaustive review” of past returns, which uncovered “several additional errors,” according to foundation president Donna Shalala.

In 2010, 2011 and 2012, for example, the Clinton Foundation did not list any government grants.

Back to Comey

 

A review of FBI Director James Comey’s professional history and relationships shows that the Obama cabinet leader — now under fire for his handling of the investigation of Hillary Clinton — is deeply entrenched in the big-money cronyism culture of Washington, D.C. His personal and professional relationships — all undisclosed as he announced the Bureau would not prosecute Clinton — reinforce bipartisan concerns that he may have politicized the criminal probe.

These concerns focus on millions of dollars that Comey accepted from a Clinton Foundation defense contractor, Comey’s former membership on a Clinton Foundation corporate partner’s board, and his surprising financial relationship with his brother Peter Comey, who works at the law firm that does the Clinton Foundation’s taxes.

In the report, Comey is noted as receiving $6 million in one year alone from Lockheed Martin, who is a Clinton Foundation donor, and became a donor in the same year Comey received those funds.

Haven’t had enough yet?

Additionally, Mr. Comey became a board member, a director, and a Financial System Vulnerabilities Committee member of the London bank HSBC Holdings in 2013. HSBC has also partnered with The Clinton Foundation, where records indicate that the bank projected $1 billion in financing through the Clinton Foundation for “retrofitting” 1,500 to 2,000 housing units to conserve energy.

Remember, Peter Comey,  James’ brother, serves as “Senior Director of Real Estate Operations for the Americas” for DLA Piper, according to the report.

H/T:Washington Standard

Just remember earlier B-ville post:

Twenty Million Americans spied on, unmasked, and Comey’s coverup?

and finally, most importantly. The Clinton Foundation is simply a shell game,

For Hillary, charity begins at home. Little reported with the Friday dump of her tax returns is the fact that $14 million of her “charity” went to her own foundation. So a tax break for herself. Actually, our little contribution to her corruption machine. It took me to go to the Indian Express to find this gem.

Indian Express:

The Clintons donated nearly 11 percent of their income to charity in 2014, according to her tax return. This year, the Clintons boosted personal donations to their global family charity, the Clinton Foundation, to between $5 million and $10 million.

Now the laugh line:

Clinton Foundation placed on charity ‘Watch list’

What I find amazing is the media’s refusal to cover the fact that the Clinton Foundation gives out only about 15 percent of its “donations” for grants. We keep hearing about all of the “good works” that they do, but compared to its revenue, it is nothing but a money beast that enriches and corrupts others. So here we go:

Last month, the website The Federalist looked at the Clinton Foundation’s IRS filings for the period between 2008 and 2012. According to its analysis, only 15 percent of the $500 million raised during that span when towards grants for other organizations.

Nearly $110 million was paid out in the form of salaries and benefits while $25 million went towards travel expenses. Almost 60 percent of the organization’s disclosed revenue — or $290 million — was listed under the category of “other expenses.”

The Clinton Foundation has joined Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network on a list of naughty nonprofits maintained by Charity Navigator, a prominent charity monitor.

The Clinton Foundation was put on Charity Navigator’s “watch list” last month,The New York Post reported on Sunday.

Charity Navigator created a watch list last year to include any charity that does not “meet our criteria.” Organizations are placed on the list when Charity Navigator becomes “aware of conduct that may affect a donor’s decision to support that charity.” (Think Haiti as their one charitable cause that enriched Hillary’s brother.)

Wall Street Whistleblower: Clinton Foundation is the ‘Largest Charitable Fraud in American History’

 

This is not a new story, but one we shouldn’t let slip by. B-Ville has been on it:

Clinton Foundation slush fund – less than 15 percent goes to charitable grants

 

What really was happening with the Russia “reset” starting in 2009? Large contributions to political campaigns come with strings attached.

Evidence already in the public domain shows that certain Russians found common cause with green investors, as Peter Schweizer’s work for the Government Accountability Institute explained in “From Russia with Money: Hillary Clinton, the Russian Reset, and Cronyism.” […]

To the consternation of many, the U.S. announced in September 2009 that it would abandon plans to provide a missile defense shield to Poland and other Eastern Europe nations. […]

Starting in July 2016, the Dallas office of the IRS finally began an investigation into Clinton Foundation public filings, prodded by Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and other congressional Republicans.

Missing disclosures concerning donations from foreign governments, and other glaring discrepancies, should have been resolved and should have triggered payment of substantial fines, penalties, and interest to government treasuries long ago.

In case you are interested lest we forget:

(RELATED: Clinton Foundation Deceived IRS On Tax Exemption From The Start)

Doug Band reveals Clinton Foundation Inc ‘For Profit’ activity  

Clinton Foundation affiliated charities failed to file financial information 

Clinton Foundation refiling its tax returns, look for other ‘errors 

Haitian President ‘Clinton tried to bribe me,’ reveals the Clinton Foundation  

FBI US Attorney investigation underway of Clinton Foundation 

Clinton Foundation placed on charity ‘Watch list’ 

Clinton Foundation spends only 15 percent giving grants 

Clintons and their ‘love’ for Haiti -Hillary calls out Trump’s remarks? NYC Protests!

 

Falling victim to one of the various bugs, I found myself laying fallow. In an effort to distract myself, I turned on the T.V. and ended up watching a psychotic press roll out Trump’s so-called victims of his latest snapshot view America’s immigration policies. Trump’s premise was that America could become the very sh*t hole similar to much of Africa and our neighbors to the South if our borders are not secure and immigration was not based on merit. Seemed simple enough. Having suffered the slings and arrows of Hillary during the campaign— a deplorable and irredeemable human being– I just wasn’t prepared to take it on the chin again. Right now, it is impossible to even turn on the news.. but as I bid adieu to the topic, let us not forget Clinton’s and their race relations. Specifically Haiti. I include a terrific clip that exposes the Clintons for the criminals they are. Funny, none of this is getting reported.

Here is something that gives me some piece of mind:

Protesters gathered outside the Clinton Foundation in New York City to complain about “missing money” from the Haiti recovery effort from the 2010 earthquake:

“New Yorkers with roots in Haiti say the picture [of the Haiti recovery] isn’t so rosy,” said the NY1 anchor.

The protesters claimed that the $10 billion meant to help rebuild Haiti did little to help the country after the devastating quake. And that much of the money went to non-Haitian companies.

“[I]n Harlem, people raised their voices to call attention to the missing money,” said the local New York City reporter. “This protest outside the offices of the Clinton Foundation, which helped lead the reconstruction fund.”

Said one protester, “These people, they are still living in very difficult conditions, still living under tents, while Bill Clinton and his cronies–they waste this money.”

Read more at theWeekly Standard

Former President of Haiti exposes the corruption of the Clintons. The You tube notes have a summary of his remarks.

Some of my earlier efforts:

Haitian President ‘Clinton tried to bribe me,’ reveals the Clinton Foundation

Memo: Clinton would steer State funds to her Donor’s Haiti project

Clinton Foundation slush fund – less than 15 percent goes to charitable grants

Let’s just have a little refresher today. Before Hilary starts her next spin of all of the “good works” of the Clinton foundation, take a look at reality.When you hear about all the AIDS drugs given out in Africa and other marvelous endeavors, know that charity begins at home.  I will give you a few of my links to the Foundation posts. Yep. Just 5.7 percent in 2014 went to charitable grants. Later year report got it to 15 percent. Here are the earliest years below. The other point?

For Hillary, Charity begins with the Clinton Foundation 

A number of Clinton Foundation Board of Directors charged or convicted of crime 

In fact, the Clinton Foundation is so unlike a real charity that even charity watchdog group Charity Navigator refuses to rate the Clinton Foundation because of its “atypical business model.”

One of those problems is the fact that the Clintons put big donors and close pals on the board for reasons that are hard to fathom. In fact, at least four of these “board members” have either been charged or convicted of serious financial irregularities, crimes including bribery and fraud.

So if Jeff Sessions can tear himself away from the gang bangers, I am willing to give him just a few more links so he can “catch up” on the Foundation news. Next time, the Clinton Global Initiative. Back to my post:

Just 5.7 percent of the Clinton Foundation’s massive 2014 budget actually went to charitable grants, according to the tax-exempt organization’s IRS filings. The rest went to salaries and employee benefits, fundraising and “other expenses.”

The Clinton Foundation spent a hair under $91.3 million in 2014, the organization’s IRS filings show. But less than $5.2 million of that went to charitable grants.

That number pales in comparison to the $34.8 million the foundation spent on salaries,

compensation and employee benefits.

Another $50.4 million was marked as “other expenses,” while the remaining almost $851K was marked as “professional fundraising expenses.”Daily Caller

(RELATED: Clinton Foundation Deceived IRS On Tax Exemption From The Start)

Doug Band reveals Clinton Foundation Inc ‘For Profit’ activity  

Clinton Foundation affiliated charities failed to file financial information 

Clinton Foundation refiling its tax returns, look for other ‘errors 

Haitian President ‘Clinton tried to bribe me,’ reveals the Clinton Foundation  

FBI US Attorney investigation underway of Clinton Foundation 

Clinton Foundation placed on charity ‘Watch list’ 

Clinton Foundation spends only 15 percent giving grants 

Clinton’s Laureate Education Company – latest scam to hit the news, Execs quit

This latest Clinton reveal is sure to be a headliner in the days to come. I first posted about this back in 2016 as one of the greatest money laundering scams that preyed on the unsuspecting and helped make the Clinton rich. This past February, having plundered as much as they could, it was dreamed up to start an IPO trying to extort even more via the stock market. All of the top executives have quit- within a few months of the IPO. They apparently know more, much more than what has been revealed. The Daily Caller writes a wandering piece, so I have included my earlier post as well. It’s Columbus Day, so if you have a few extra minutes do read the latest update as this reveals in glorious ways just what sociopaths the Clinton’s are:

Top Executives Ditch Clinton’s Laureate Education Company  reads the headline. Top executives at a company with ties to former President Bill Clinton called Laureate Education are leaving the firm only months after they launched its IPO.

The Baltimore-based company became an issue during the 2016 presidential election campaign when the public learned it paid Clinton nearly $18 million over a period of five years to serve as a consultant and “honorary chancellor.”

The firm also faced accusations it operated as a “pay-to-play” company by donating between $1 to $5 million to the Clinton Foundation while receiving hundreds of millions of dollars in government funds.Laureate Education has been closely entwined with the Clintons and the Clinton Foundation. In addition to $17.6 million the company paid to Bill Clinton and its donations to the foundation, both the foundation and Laureate have held joint programs. More at  Daily Caller  with latest info

From my previous post: The Clinton’s get rich off of promoting world’s largest for-profit Universit  

While the media is quick to attack Trump and his rebuttal outrage regarding Trump University, Bill Clinton and thus his little lady Hillary as well are getting rich on Bill’s being paid and promoting the world’s largest for-profit University with sharp business practices,…. well, I’m getting ahead of myself. You read the fine points from American Thinker: (Update at the Daily Caller link at end of post)

As accusations swirl around Donald Trump for the complaints filed against Trump University, few people know about how Bill Clinton was hired in 2010 to be Chancellor for the Laureate Network, the world’s largest for-profit university network.

Not just Bill Clinton but other Clinton friends from the past were hired to promote the university.  Investors in the vast multinational university include Henry Kravis, George Soros, Steve Cohen and Paul Allen.  One of the investors in Laureate University, SAC Capital Advisors LP, is a hedge fund that had to pay a $1.2 billion dollar settlement to the US Dept. of Justice to settle allegations of insider trading.

One student named Larissa Da Silva complains that when she enrolled in IBMR, a Brazilian branch of Laureate, the admissions officer promised her a 30 percent discount on tuition.  Two years later the deal evaporated and her monthly tuition cost jumped to 791 reais.  She summarized the change of policy by stating “I feel completely deceived.”  Apparently the fine print states that grants and tuition discounts may be temporary, so it’s her fault for not lawyering up before she enrolled in the Clinton-promoted college.

Bill Clinton has personally been paid to make appearances promoting Laureate University in countries such as Malaysia, Peru and Spain.  By January 2014 Laureate University had 800,000 students worldwide and its annual revenue was $4 billion, far larger than the revenues of Trump University.

Laureate has taken over struggling colleges by using high-pressure marketing tactics such as “turbocharging enrollment” using students as telemarketers.  Laureate University was investigated by the Rio State Legislature’s Investigative Commission on Private Universities in Brazil.   Robson Leite, a Rio state legislator who led the probe concluded:  “They have turned education into a commodity that focuses more on profit than knowledge”

What voters may soon realize is that every time the media attack Donald Trump for something, it turns out that the Clintons were involved first, to a far greater extent.  This also proves what Trump has been saying; that the media are very dishonest and focus only on him.

Read more: American Thinker

Hillary Clinton has Mueller transfer Uranium to Russia on a tarmac

What is it with the relationship with Mueller and Hillary Clinton? I would want to ask Mueller what was he doing out on a tarmac transferring Uranium to Russia? What is it with Uranium Russia and Clinton? What is it with tarmacs?

But possible even more shocking is the fact that the State Department wanted the transfer of the HEU to take place on an “airport tarmac” which is rather reminisce of the infamous Loretta Lynch/Bill Clinton meeting which occurred on a Phoenix, Arizona, tarmac back in June of 2016.

(INTELLIHUB) — Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton facilitated the transfer a highly enriched uranium (HEU) previously confiscated by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) during a 2006 “nuclear smuggling sting operation involving one Russian national and several Georgian accomplices,” a newly leaked classified cable shows.

The secret “action request,” dated Aug. 17, 2009, was sent out by Secretary of State Clinton and was addressed to the United States Ambassador to Georgia Embassy Tbilisi, the Russian Embassy, and Ambassador John Beyrle. It proposed that FBI Director Robert Mueller be the one that personally conduct the transfer a 10-gram sample of HEU to Russian law enforcement sources during a secret “plane-side” meeting on a “tarmac” in the early fall of 2009.

Paragraph number 6 of the leaked cable confirms Dir. Mueller’s Sept. 21 flight to Moscow.

“(S/Rel Russia) Action request: Embassy Moscow is requested to alert at the highest appropriate level the Russian Federation that FBI Director Mueller plans to deliver the HEU sample once he arrives to Moscow on September 21. Post is requested to convey information in paragraph 5 with regard to chain of custody, and to request details on Russian Federation’s plan for picking up the material. Embassy is also requested to reconfirm the April 16 understanding from the FSB verbally that we will have no problem with the Russian Ministry of Aviation concerning Mueller’s September 21 flight clearance.”

Past dealings with the Russians were also mentioned in the cable, signifying that previous deals have taken place.

As Peter comments:

If I were a liberal wacko I would take from this story the following: Well this helps make sense of Trump’s collusion with the Russians. Ten years before he defeats Hillary she meets Trump’s Russian friends clandestinely on a tarmac as a favor to him. And now Mueller who is secretly Donald’s uranium co-conspirator will pretend to investigate him. Let’s draw up those letters of impeachment in Maxine Water’s office.

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