Here we go again. The FBI is investigating the Clinton Foundation to determine if “donations” were used to influence then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton by lining the Clintons’ pockets through “speaking fees,” among other crimes. This time, things are going to be different.
First, the brief background:
The FBI has launched a fresh investigation into the activities of the Clinton Foundation, particularly during the time when Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State. They want to know if she was influenced by contributions made to her charitable fund in a way that allowed donors to manipulate policy influenced by the State Department or other spheres of influence.
Little Rock’s FBI agents are leading the investigation. The Clinton Foundation was started in Little Rock in 1997.
Teflon-coated may be the best way to describe the Clintons who have allegedly participated in multiple major criminal activities for decades, yet nothing has ever stuck. That leads us to the first of three reasons the DOJ is going to convict someone at the Clinton Foundation based upon this investigation…
Something has to stick eventually
When you’ve been engaged in criminal activities for as long as the Clintons have allegedly been, you learn to sidestep most of the landmines. Most. As they demonstrated with the email server debacle, they aren’t flawless.
The other thing successful criminal activities breeds is complacency. When you keep getting away with things, you get comfortable. They’ve maintained their discipline through the decades, but the Clinton Foundation is not the Arkansas or U.S. government. There are paper trails with many people involved. Trying to keep it airtight is a futile effort. Their best hope was for either someone like James Comey to run cover for them indefinitely. Their second best hope was the spin machine the DNC and mainstream media offers. Comey is gone and the DOJ is now under a Republican President, which means they can now offer…
Fodder for the masses
Many, particularly Clinton-hating Republicans, have grown antsy over the years. They’ve been promised over and over again that the Clintons would eventually get what’s coming to them, but eventually is seeming like never as the Clintons are now in their 70s.
This is just the ticket to quench their appetite. It won’t make it all the way up to the top; Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea are safe. However, there will be more corruption exposed that will lead to an outcry for justice. While Clinton-haters won’t be given the big prize, they’ll get the consolation prize of seeing one or more people high up in the Clinton organization arrested, tried, and convicted. The small amount of time that person or those persons end up serving in jail is likely going to infuriate people, but at least there was a conviction, right?
They are almost certainly guilty
Let’s not bypass the obvious. Based upon what’s publicly known about the way the Clinton Foundation operated, one could make a very strong case. Add to that whatever they discover in the investigation and we’ll have someone to make that strong case against.
Even the Clintons cannot get away with the perception of favors being sold out of the State Department, particularly with Uranium One having such a strong footprint all over the Clinton Foundation’s books.
Will we see any of the Clintons in jail any time soon? Probably not. Will someone close to them get thrown to the wolves? For once, it’s finally likely. Justice may not get fully served, but at least we’ll get to taste the appetizers and maybe even a salad.
Video: So, You Think You’re Tolerant?
Leftists like to fancy themselves as being tolerant and Liberal, but they fall way short in both qualities.
Leftists will tell you that they are the most tolerant people who have ever lived, they will also scream at you for being a racist, xenophobic troglodyte if you happen to mention that you’re a conservative. They are supposedly ‘Liberal’, being in favour of Liberty while demanding it’s polar opposite – socialism.
Yes, if there is one constant in the universe, its that Leftists cannot be honest about who they truly are. This is what we love about our wonderful opponents on the nation’s socialist Left, for they are nothing like another group that went by the same nomenclature who also screamed at people in the streets with the motto: Common Good Before Individual Good. [Gemeinnutz vor Eigennutz]
But let’s not talk about the epithets they project on their enemies, let’s talk about how they get along with everyone who just happens to agree with everything they say. A new PragerU video featuring Dave Rubin of The Rubin Report looked at who is really tolerant. He is a true Liberal that discovered that it is actually the Pro-Liberty Right that is more tolerant, go figure.
Jul 9, 2018
Are you tolerant? You probably think so. But who is tolerant in America today? Is it those on the left, or those on the right? In this video, Dave Rubin of The Rubin Report analyzes this question and shares his experience.
Trump celebrates the victory of a Democratic Socialist to feed his ego
Following Tuesday’s primary races, Donald Trump tweeted his glee after ten-term NY Rep. Joe Crowley—a Democrat many thought would replace Nancy Pelosi as the party’s leader in the House—lost his primary race to a Bernie Sanders supporter, Democratic Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
Wow! Big Trump Hater Congressman Joe Crowley, who many expected was going to take Nancy Pelosi’s place, just LOST his primary election. In other words, he’s out! That is a big one that nobody saw happening. Perhaps he should have been nicer, and more respectful, to his President!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 27, 2018
Besides proving himself to be a textbook narcissistic sociopath, Trump’s happiness concerning Crowley’s misfortune misses the point that the Democratic Socialist movement within the Democrat party is on the rise.
Back in January, Louis Farrakhan’s favorite Democrat and the Deputy Chair of the Democratic National Committee Keith Ellison (MN) praised the work of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) and its positive impact on the Democrat party—even adopting parts of the DSA agenda into the Democrat party platform.
In the May 16 primaries, we witnessed four openly Socialist candidates supported by the DSA win their campaigns in Pennsylvania state House races. Since three of the four winners are running unopposed in November, the DSA is guaranteed to be victorious.
With New York’s 14th Congressional District leaning Democrat +29, Ocasio-Cortez is also assured of winning her race in November, meaning that Socialism will have another voice in Washington.
There are those who will argue that the DSA will fail to advance its agenda because it’s too extreme, but recent evidence would appear to contradict that claim. For example, Bernie Sanders nearly beat Hillary in 2016—losing to her due to rules that rigged the primary in her favor—while running on a platform chock-full of socialist ideas.
By the way, some of Bernie’s socialist ideas were adopted by Trump.
With Bernie’s run for President and victories like Ocasio-Cortez’s under its belt, the DSA is experiencing dramatic growth. Since the 2016 election, nationwide membership has increased from 5,000 to 40,000, with 1152 of those members joining the day after the NY primary.
Younger voters are embracing socialism in ever-increasing numbers. According to a November 2017 report by the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation, nearly half of millennials (44 percent) polled at the time preferred socialism to capitalism.
It’ somewhat fashionable, even more so in the age of Trump, to laugh at Democrats when they show their socialist colors, but with conservatives also embracing parts of socialism, Democratic Socialists could have the last laugh as we quickly approach the day of becoming the United Socialist States of America.
Ronald Reagan once warned, “Freedom is a fragile thing and is never more than one generation away from extinction. It is not ours by inheritance; it must be fought for and defended constantly by each generation, for it comes only once to a people. Those who have known freedom and then lost it have never known it again.”
It looks like that generation is here.
Originally posted on The Strident Conservative.
David Leach is the owner of The Strident Conservative. His daily radio commentary is distributed by the Salem Radio Network and is heard on stations across America.
High-Speed Rail: Incompetent & corrupt bureaucrats
The California train-to-nowhere has proven once again that incompetent bureaucrats run California. In a recent article by the Fresno Bee, these incompetent bureaucrats have to tear down a bridge that they are building due to safety issues. And the Fresno Bee rightfully states:
“how do we know if anything it has built is safe?. If the rail authority can’t build in the flat lands of the valley, how can they be expected to build safely in the seismic areas of Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area?”
This could have been prevented, and one person that could have stopped this boondoggle is the incumbent Controller and my opponent Betty Yee. Unfortunately, Betty Yee is not interested in protecting taxpayers but protecting her political backers that have filled her campaign war chest with over a million dollars in contributions.
The Controller must protect the taxpayer, and that is why the Controller has independent audit authority and can cut funding when a project or program doesn’t comply with the law; which the HSR project doesn’t comply with Prop. 1A funding parameters requiring 1/3 from the federal government, 1/3 for private investment, and 1/3 from the state.
As Controller, I will investigate and audit this project to expose the waste, fraud, abuse, and corruption and will stop payments until the project complies with the law.
Almost four years in office she has done nothing to protect taxpayers. She has failed to do her job, so much so, that the federal government has begun an audit investigation into this project.
We can’t afford four more years of Betty Yee. It is time to replace her and elect Konstantinos Roditis as California’s next State Controller.