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Democratic Bundler in Bed with Congolese Warlord
The Washington Free Beacon ^ | Adam Kredo | Adam Kredo

Posted on 02/21/2012 6:59:09 AM PST by jmcenanly

A prominent Obama administration trade advisor is one of the central players in a series of scandals and ethical rows that have reportedly placed him in cahoots with corrupt Congolese warlords and other questionable figures.

Kase Lawal, an oil mogul with longstanding ties to the Clinton family, was appointed in 2010 as a member of Obama’s Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations.

Since his selection to the trade board, Lawal has become enmeshed in a pact to purchase large quantities of illegal gold from a violent Congolese warlord, according to a U.N. investigation and various reports.

The crooked gold deal—as well as several other past scandals—raise concerns that the Nigerian-born Lawal is unfit to advise the White House about an issue as sensitive as global trade.

Lawal—founder of the oil and gas conglomerate CAMAC International—stands accused of transferring millions of dollars to Gen. Bosco Ntaganda, a rebel commander who has been linked by the International Criminal Court to a series of ethnic massacres and rapes. The deal, if verified, violates a U.N. ban on doing business with rogue Congolese warlords.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government
KEYWORDS: africa; camac; dnc; gold; mining; ntaganda; obama; preciousmetals; warlord
This administration seems to have a knack for finding corruption. Unfortunately, they seem to rely on it for funding
1 posted on 02/21/2012 6:59:19 AM PST by jmcenanly
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To: jmcenanly

And that is one ugly image to form in the mind. I picture war drums and war paint. Yuck.

2 posted on 02/21/2012 7:01:05 AM PST by BelegStrongbow (St. Joseph, patron of fathers, pray for us!)
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To: BelegStrongbow

I always ask if these African tyrants are related to Obama.

3 posted on 02/21/2012 7:04:17 AM PST by bigdirty
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To: bigdirty

Everybody who’s anybody in Africa probably is. His baby daddy did get around.

4 posted on 02/21/2012 7:09:42 AM PST by BelegStrongbow (St. Joseph, patron of fathers, pray for us!)
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