Full Disclosure – I am one of many journalists that has received inside information for months that the FBI has multiple joint investigation probes into the Clinton Foundation.
Now, the Daily Caller and WikiLeaks have tipped that investigations between the FBI and the New York State Attorney are working together to prosecute the Clinton Foundation.
A former senior law enforcement official is the official source that the probe will be led by Preet Bharara of the Civil Frauds Unit and Complex Frauds Unit in the Southern District of New York.
There are a number of lucrative deals that the Foundation has made, documented famously in the film Clinton Cash. The Clintons are in for it.
U.S. Attorney General Preet Bharara is known to be harsh on political corrupt figures, previously securing convictions of former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and Republican Majority Leader Dean Skelos.
So where does the investigation stem from — how did the FBI dodge the Department of Justice’s mandate not to prosecute? The key is Terry McAuliffe, who pledged $2 billion dollars to the Clinton Foundation. The FBI was able to skate around the Department of Justice by probing Terry McAuliffe’s time on the board of the Clinton Global Initiative, which is part of the Clinton Foundation. One major donor to the McAuliffe campaign also pledged $2 million to the Clinton Foundation. So investigators used Terry McAuliffe’s investigation to open a probe into the Clinton Foundation.
There are also several links to the Chinese shared by Terry McAuliffe and the Clintons. Both had a financial relationship with wealthy Chinese donors. Terry McAuliffe invited a Chinese donor to Hillary’s home and a subsequent donation to the Clinton Foundation was made.
Wang Wenliang, a former delegate to China’s legislative body, and the National People’s Congress, and Ng Lap Seng, a wealthy Chinese businessman accused of public corruption by the Chinese government, are both linked to the Clintons.
In 1996, before the U.S. presidential election, Ng Lap Seng was involved in a Congressional probe into how foreign money was funneled into to the Democratic National Committee during the Clinton administration. Although, never convicted in that case, in another case he was accused and indicted on a scheme to bring $4.5 million into the U.S., while also being wanted in China on corruption charges. Those charges caused a revival of the former case against him implicating the Clintons, and he may sing like a canary in court.
An additional red flag raised by following the money
With Julian Assange holding further cards to play at any key moment, with Hillary already publicly dodging charges from the email scandsal, the Clintons have been backed into a corner and we might actually see Hillary and Bill brought out in handcuffs and paraded in front of the media.
The Clintons’ fall could take many other powerful people in the government who have used the Clinton Foundation to get rich with them, which explains the establishment is pulling every dirty trick in the book to try and save Hillary.
“When you look at any foundation, and the Clinton Foundation in particular, you have to check and see what its authorized tax exempt purposes are. Because this entity raises money from the public continuously…they have to be very specific.
Their authorized tax exempt purpose, stated in their application dated 23 December 2007, was just supposed to be a presidential archival research facility in Little Rock. They never have been authorized as far as I can tell from the public filings, they have never been authorized to fight HIV/Aids, fight climate change, convene meetings in New York and set up these various initiatives.
None of them has been validly authorized, which means they have been raising money with materially false and misleading public filings. They have been doing it using the mail, using the Internet and using telephones, all of which is a federal crime.” ~Charles Ortel, to USA Watchdog.
NEW YORK- For the first time, a federal judge has suppressed evidence obtained without a warrant by U.S. law enforcement using a stingray, a surveillance device that can trick suspects’ cell phones into revealing their locations.
Stingray is the nonspecific name for IMSI-catcher technology with both passive (digital analyzer) and active (cell site simulator) capabilities. When operating in active mode, the device mimics a wireless carrier cell tower in order to force all nearby mobile phones and other cellular data devices to connect to it. StingRay devices can be mounted in vehicles, on airplanes, helicopters and on unmanned aerial vehicles.
On Tuesday U.S. District Judge William Pauley in Manhattan ruled that defendant Raymond Lambi’s rights were violated when the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration used a StingRay device without a warrant to find his Washington Heights apartment.
The DEA had used a stingray to identify Lambis’ apartment as the most likely location of a cell phone identified during a drug-trafficking probe. Pauley said doing so constituted an unreasonable search.
“Absent a search warrant, the government may not turn a citizen’s cell phone into a tracking device,” Pauley wrote.
This ruling marks the first time a federal judge has suppressed evidence obtained using a stingray, according to the American Civil Liberties Union, which has open criticized law enforcement’s use of such devices.
“This opinion strongly reinforces the strength of our constitutional privacy rights in the digital age,” ACLU attorney Nathan Freed Wessler said in a statement.
It was unclear whether prosecutors would seek to appeal. A spokeswoman for Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, whose office was prosecuting the case, declined to comment.
ACLU Documents Reveal Secretive Stingray Use in Florida -link-
Critics of the technology call it invasive and say it has been regularly used in secret to catch suspect in violation of their rights under the U.S. Constitution.
The ACLU has counted 66 agencies in 24 states and the District of Columbia that own stingrays but said that figure underrepresents the actual number of devices in use given what it called secrecy surrounding their purchases.
A Maryland appeals court in March became what the ACLU said was the first state appellate court to order evidence obtained using a stingray suppressed. Pauley’s decision was the first at the federal level.
The U.S. Justice Department in September changed its internal policies and required government agents to obtain a warrant before using a cell site simulator.
Bernard Seidler, Lambis’ lawyer, noted that occurred a week after his client was charged. He said it was unclear whether or not the drug case against Lambis would still stand or be dismissed.
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Marijuana is a natural plant that can’t be patented, unlike chemical-made synthetic tablets. Marijuana can be used to treat chronic pain, depression and anxiety. This may be why more are choosing to toke and smoke the herb and less are choosing to swallow pills.
Marijuana is not only a natural, safer alternative, but the prices for pharmaceutical drugs have sky rocketed. Now people are seeking an alternative to “modern medicine” in the form of cannabis.
Research shows that legalized medical marijuana has caused a sharp decline in the purchasing of prescription meds. Using data on all prescriptions filed by Medicare D enrollees from 2010 to 2013, it was found that the use of prescription drugs was replaced with marijuana for health problems that marijuana could substitute for. For health problems where marijuana could not substitute, like blood-thinners, prescriptions didn’t drop.
“National overall reductions in Medicare program and enrollee spending which covers the cost of prescription medication. When states implemented medical marijuana laws estimated to be $165.2 million per year in 2013.” – Researchers Ashley C. Bradford and W. David Bradford
The study’s finding’s add more arguments to the debate about whether to legalize marijuana or not for medical purposes. Already 25 states and the nation’s capital have legalized marijuana for medical purposes. That list includes Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington, and Washington, D.C.
Other States have legalized medical marijuana for limited use including – Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming.
Two states – Florida and Missouri – are expected to vote for medical marijuana legalization in November.
On one hand legalization would save an estimated $470 million in Medicare part D spending if widely available. On the other hand, Big Pharma would lose customers, and as said by George Carlin, they want customers — not cures.
The myth was due to experiments where scientist took chimpanzees, strapped them with a gas mask and pumped them full of smoke. The study forgot to take into account that they didn’t allow the chimpanzees to breathe. Which holding your breathe for too long can kill brain cells on it’s own, by not breathing and taking in no oxygen and just smoke this would definitely kill brain cells — but marijuana isn’t to blame.
A female at-large Bernie Sanders delegate meeting was assaulted by a male Hillary Clinton supporter at a heated party meeting in New York on Tuesday, wear the Vermont senator’s supporters were once again treated as unwelcome pests.
During the meeting, Sanders supporters were silenced once again as they were denied being heard on selection of the state chairman for the Democratic National Convention. Party leaders chose to make Governor Andrew Cuomo the party’s convention chair, and refused to allow Sanders delegates to submit other candidates or arguments.
Outraged, Sanders delegates began to protest and boo the decision.
“We are not recognizing Andrew Cuomo as the chair,” Kate Brezler, a Sanders delegate from White Plains said. “We wanted to have a democratic vote.”
Moumita Ahmed, an organizer with the People for Bernie Sanders, and co-founder of Millennials for Bernie Sanders, went up to the mic with another delegate, political commentator Nomiki Konst, to voice their dissent on behalf of Sanders delegates. Their microphone was then shut off.
“That was when I proceeded down the aisle to rally the Bernie delegates to decide on next steps, and while on my way an older, male Clinton delegate slapped me with the back of his hand from behind and told me to sit down. So I ran back and got my friend Kat Brezler, who was live streaming, to go and get Eddie Kay to come up and speak to Basil Smikle about the whole incident. On our way back, I confronted the man who assaulted me and told him ‘don’t you dare touch me ever again,’ and at that point he beat me with his cane. It was all caught on camera,” Ahmed wrote of the incident.
Ultimately, Ahmed ended up filing a police report for the assault.
“I filed a complaint with the police, and I am not backing down until the man who assaulted me receives punishment, because I feel it’s part of the picture of the work we still have to do in racial inequality when a young woman of color is caned in 2016 by a supporter of the presumptive first woman president,” Ahmed wrote.
Despite videos of the event, the New York Democratic Party seems to be gaslighting Sanders supporters, asserting that they never tried to nominate anyone else.
“Sanders representatives were also provided information on the process and the format of the meeting. Nominations were open to the floor, and then closed once none was offered. The vote was taken, and the overwhelming number of delegates supported the governor,” New York Democratic Party Executive Director Basil Smikle said in a statement to the New York Post.
The state has already been under criticism for two voter purges that barred 120,000 people from being able to vote.
Last month, the top Democrat at the city Board of Elections in Brooklyn was suspended without pay.
Sanders has called New York City’s voter disenfranchisement a “national disgrace.”
In April, another Clinton supporter was captured on film assaulting a Greenpeace activist as she attempted to ask the former Secretary of State about contributions she has received from the fossil fuel industry.
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