It’s best to solicit work from foreign nations AFTER doing service for the United States government, not during one’s tenure. Apparently, former Obama Ambassador to Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates didn’t get that memo.
According to Axios:
Richard Olson, a former U.S. ambassador to Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates, has been criminally charged for his alleged role in an undisclosed lobbying campaign for the Qatari government, records show.
Driving the news: Prosecutors accuse Olson, a career foreign service officer who served as ambassador under President Barack Obama, of courting foreign work while in office, and using his political influence to advance Qatari interests in Washington after leaving government.
- The Justice Department has charged him with making false statements in ethics paperwork and violating laws restricting foreign lobbying by ex-federal officials, both misdemeanors.
- In court filings, Olson has said he plans to plead guilty.
- His attorneys did not immediately respond to Axios’ request for comment.
The details: According to a criminal information filed this month, which has not been previously reported, Olson received monthly $20,000 payments from an unnamed Pakistani-American lobbyist for the work.
This is a very big deal, not only because of the criminal component but also because potential ties back to Obama regime. Who knew Olson was playing for both sides? Were there any kickbacks so people would look away? Did Obama know?
Will America-First News Outlets Make it to 2023?
Things are looking grim for conservative and populist news sites.
There’s something happening behind the scenes at several popular conservative news outlets. 2021 was bad, but 2022 is proving to be disastrous for news sites that aren’t “playing ball” with the corporate media narrative. It’s being said that advertisers are cracking down, forcing some of the biggest ad networks like Google and Yahoo to pull their inventory from conservative outlets. This has had two major effects. First, it has cooled most conservative outlets from discussing “taboo” topics like Pandemic Panic Theater, voter fraud, or The Great Reset. Second, it has isolated those ad networks that aren’t playing ball.
Certain topics are anathema for most ad networks. Speaking out against vaccines or vaccine mandates is a certain path to being demonetized. Highlighting voter fraud in the 2020 and future elections is another instant advertising death penalty. Throw in truthful stories about climate change hysteria, Critical Race Theory, and the border crisis and it’s easy to understand how difficult it is for America-First news outlets to spread the facts, share conservative opinions, and still pay the bills.
Without naming names, I have been told of several news outlets who have been forced to either consolidate with larger organizations or who have backed down on covering certain topics out of fear of being “canceled” by the ad networks. I get it. This is a business for many of us and it’s not very profitable. Those of us who do this for a living are often barely squeaking by, so loss of additional revenue can often mean being forced to make cuts. That means not being able to cover the topics properly. Its a Catch-22: Tell the truth and lose the money necessary to keep telling the truth, or avoid the truth and make enough money to survive. Those who have chosen survival simply aren’t able to spread the truth properly.
We will never avoid the truth. The Lord will provide if it is His will. Our job is simply to share the facts, spread the Gospel, and educate as many Americans as possible while exposing the forces of evil.
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Obama ran one of the most crooked Administrations in American History
Because the Deep State (Trial Lawyers & ABA) were in on it nothing will ever be done
Foreign Agent Registration Act violation of law???????
We have put together I think the most extensive and inclusive voter fraud organization in the history of american politics….Joe Biden