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  • CIA shocker: Obama fundraiser says he was U.S. intel asset, alleges spy agency 'abuses'

    04/15/2021 4:05:39 AM PDT · by gattaca · 25 replies
    Just the News ^ | April 15, 2021 | John Solomon
    Congress notified that CIA inspector general has received allegations from fund-raiser Imaad Zuberi, including targeting of U.S. lawmakers and misuse of news organization for spy operation. Imaad Zuberi, a major Democratic fundraiser facing 12 years in prison, has filed an extraordinary complaint with the CIA's chief watchdog alleging he witnessed "flagrant problems, abuses, violations of law" while working as an asset for U.S. intelligence, according to documents and interviews. Zuberi, of Los Angeles, recently hired the CIA's retired acting general counsel Robert J. Eatinger Jr. to review his case and help to appeal his conviction on a plea deal with...
  • Charlie Daniels: Bloomberg's Buying the Nomination. What Does that Say about America?

    02/24/2020 8:31:42 AM PST · by jazusamo · 34 replies
    CNSNews ^ | February 24, 2020 | Charlie Daniels
    At the writing of this column, it is a well-known fact that a billionaire from New York is trying to buy the presidency. His well-financed strategy is such that he is able to circumvent the heavy lifting of the smaller primaries while the other candidates are slugging it out visiting small town gatherings, shaking hands in diners, and walking the streets letting the folks get to know them. Instead, Michael Bloomberg has chosen to stand above the sweaty fray, buy expensive ads on the Super Bowl and the Daytona 500, and flood the length and width of the nation with...
  • Schiff Introduces Constitutional Amendment to Overturn Citizens United

    05/08/2019 9:32:24 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 56 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/08/19 | Rachel Frazin
    Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) on Wednesday introduced a constitutional amendment to overturn the Supreme Court's 2010 Citizens United ruling, which eliminated restrictions on corporate campaign spending. The amendment would allow Congress and states to put forth limits on campaign contributions, according to a statement from Schiff's office. "The Supreme Court's decision in Citizens United overturned decades of legal precedent and has enabled billions in dark money to pour into our elections," Schiff said in a statement. The amendment would also allow states to enact laws creating public financing of campaigns. "Amending the Constitution is an extraordinary step, but it is...
  • Sprawling corruption case with humble beginnings roils NYC

    04/24/2016 5:16:42 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 24, 2016 6:21 PM EDT | Jake Pearson and Tom Hays
    After a successful attack on corruption in New York’s state government, the hard-charging federal prosecutor in Manhattan appears to have set his sights on New York City. Over the past few weeks, a series of loosely related public corruption investigations coordinated by U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara have spilled into public view, with targets including high-ranking New York Police Department officials, the union representing city jail guards, and the political fundraising activities of several people with ties to New York City’s mayor. Already an embarrassment to the nation’s largest police department, it remains unclear whether the widening probes could do damage...
  • Cruz Campaign Solicitations

    01/28/2016 11:07:20 AM PST · by grania · 39 replies
    January28,2016 | grania
    Since the holiday break, Cruz campaign donation solicitations have been ubiquitous. Today I received a phone solicitation. The caller was very polite and in that respect represented the Cruz campaign well.The spiel was that if I donate any amount, no matter how little, it would be tripled by some other donor. I asked who that other donor is, and that I was concerned if that person gave three times as much as I did, they'd have three times the impact. The caller said he'd check with an advisor and get back to me.He did so. The answer was that for...
  • Grapevine: A tale of two SOTU responses

    01/22/2015 2:54:28 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | Wednesday, January 21, 201 | Bret Baier
    Obama: Many of you have told me that this isn’t what you signed up for—arguing past each other on cable shows, the constant fundraising, always looking over your shoulder at how the base will react to every decision. Imagine if we broke out of these tired old patterns. Imagine if we did something different.Well, that “different” he mentioned didn’t last long. Less than an hour after the speech, a fundraising e-mail from the Democratic Party went out, signed by the president. One frustrated tweeter wrote—quote—“You can’t be serious. After taking a dig at constant fundraising, Obama sends out a fundraising...
  • Who is Mohammed Al-Churbaji?:; Islamic Terrorist "Mr. Mom"

    06/12/2008 2:12:46 PM PDT · by RaceBannon · 3 replies · 59+ views ^ | June 12, 2008 | Debbie Schlussel
    12, 2008 EXCLUSIVE: Who is Mohammed Al-Churbaji?:; Islamic Terrorist "Mr. Mom" Mohammed Al-Churbaji, Dad of Obama Fundraiser Worked for Azzam, Bin Laden * How hard it is to get rid of known terrorists in our midst and how easy it is for a deported Al-Qaeda terrorist to return to America; * How corrupt U.S. embassy officials get away with re-admitting terrorists into the U.S.; * How easily terrorists and their families gain acceptance by our society, including the Barack Obama Presidential campaign; * How America's universities are not tools of moderation for Muslim foreigners, but breeding grounds for terrorist fraternization...
  • Undercover FBI agent was removed from Leland Yee case (Democratic's shoulder fired missiles)

    08/14/2014 6:39:54 PM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies
    SF Examiner ^ | 8/15/14 | Jonah Owen Lamb
    **SNIP** As early as November 2012, an FBI wiretap request noted that the investigation team’s leader had concerns about the agent. But according to the filing, an FBI “review has not resulted in any formal findings or determinations regarding the credibility of [the agent].” In early 2013, according to the filing, the agent was no longer involved in the case, but there is no clear explanation as to why. Still, the filing said there was a “series of outrageous behavior” on the part of the agent that might explain why he was removed. That behavior included arranging $20,000 or more...
  • Leland Yee case filing alleges unidentified politician took money from undercover agent

    09/28/2014 3:02:04 PM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies
    SF Examiner ^ | 9/24/14 | Jonah Owen Lamb
    An undercover FBI agent gave campaign donations to an unnamed Bay Area politician during a yearslong undercover investigation into a Chinatown gang and alleged political corruption that culminated in the arrests of state Sen. Leland Yee and Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow earlier this year. This is according to the latest filing by the U.S. Attorney's Office in the federal case against the two men and about 20 others. Besides indicating that a politician other than Yee allegedly took money from undercover FBI agents in exchange for favors, the filing further lays out the relationship between former school board member and...
  • June Trial Set in Yee Corruption Case (shoulder fired missiles)

    12/19/2014 3:53:34 AM PST · by Libloather · 4 replies
    Courthouse News ^ | 12/18/14 | MARIA DINZEO
    SAN FRANCISCO (CN) - Suspended California state Sen. Leland Yee could face a jury as early as June for charges of political corruption and conspiracy to import guns. At a scheduling conference on Thursday, U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer said Yee will be tried along with his political consultant Keith Jackson, who also faces drug and murder-for-hire charges. Breyer said those charges will be tried separately, but lawyers for the defendants, including Yee's lawyer James Lassart, were not satisfied. "The firearms charges are going to be extremely prejudicial. The government has acquired 50 to 70 different firearms that, undoubtedly to...
  • Federal Lawmakers Silent on Tainted HSBC Funds - Will Menendez, Garrett return "blood money"?

    07/27/2012 1:41:08 PM PDT · by Steve Peacock
    The Revered Review ^ | July 27, 2012 | Steve Peacock
    Two New Jersey lawmakers tasked with federal oversight of the banking industry are keeping quiet about whether they will return “blood money” donated to their campaign war chests. HSBC executives already have appeared before the U.S. Senate for the bank’s global role in a drug-gang and terrorist money laundering scandal. However, The Revered Review is now pressing Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J) and Rep. Scott Garrett (R-N.J./5th District) about what they plan on doing with the tens of thousands of combined dollars that the scandal-plagued bank’s political action committee has given them... TRR analyzed Federal Election Commission records specific to the...
  • Exclusive: Caddell Names National Security Advisor Tom Donilon As Source For Leaks

    06/11/2012 12:46:05 PM PDT · by RushIsMyTeddyBear · 27 replies ^ | 6/11/2012 |
    Interesting stuff!!! Interview done by Stephen K. Bannon.
  • Public Agrees With Court: Campaign Money Is "Free Speech" (Gallup Poll)

    01/23/2010 6:01:27 AM PST · by coaltrain · 7 replies · 517+ views
    Gallup ^ | 01/22/10 | Lydia Saad
    Americans' broad views about corporate spending in elections generally accord with the Supreme Court's decision Thursday that abolished some decades-old restrictions on corporate political activity. Fifty-seven percent of Americans consider campaign donations to be a protected form of free speech, and 55% say corporate and union donations should be treated the same way under the law as donations from individuals are. At the same time, the majority think it is more important to limit campaign donations than to protect this free-speech right. The free-speech question elicits uncommon agreement across party lines. More than 6 in 10 Republicans and Democrats believe...
  • New ACORN Pimp/Hooker Sting Video (Not All of Los Angeles is Honest)

    11/19/2009 7:20:56 PM PST · by Shellybenoit · 6 replies · 966+ views
    Big Government/The Lid ^ | 11/19/09 | The Lid
    Just when we thought it was all over, the ACORN Pimp/Hooker Scandal rises again. Our heroes, Hannah Giles and James O' Keefe the fake pimp and hooker were in Philadelphia meeting with the folks at ACORN. Next Stop, Sunny Los Angeles. The first tape released from the ACORN of sunny LA was of Felix Harris Mr. Harris didn’t care about that the two were involved with prostitution in regards to a housing loan, but when the O'Keefe/Giles team started talking about underage girls, he said that ACORN did not get involved with things like that. Felix was the only person...
  • Georgia Runoff Exposes Gaps in Finance Law

    11/19/2008 12:39:32 PM PST · by flattorney · 3 replies · 624+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 19, 2008 | Brody Mullins
    Abstract: The runoff for a U.S. Senate seat in Georgia is providing a stark example of how candidates in the 2008 election have been able to skirt campaign-finance limits -- without actually breaking the law. Federal campaign-finance law limits individuals to donating $2,300 to a candidate per election. Yet Republicans and Democrats are soliciting donations more than 10 times that amount for the Dec. 2 runoff in Georgia. GOP fund-raisers are asking people to give as much as $65,500 toward incumbent Sen. Saxby Chambliss's campaign, while Democrats are seeking donations up to $30,800 for challenger Jim Martin. So how are...
  • Overturn McCain-Feingold Immediately! (Vanity)

    11/04/2008 9:14:39 PM PST · by DiogenesLaertius · 10 replies · 609+ views
    It's clear that this crappy bill helped us lose this election. Its time to start funding some Republican lawyers to help fund a test-case to overturn this turd of a law and even the playing field against these foreign-financed liberals. Sorry Mac, but you already lost us an election. You're not going to make us lose any more.
  • Obama Favorite of Outside Groups

    09/14/2008 10:39:05 AM PDT · by JavaJumpy · 5 replies · 243+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | March 24, 2008
    Sen. Barack Obama, whose campaign has sharply criticized the role of outside political groups in the presidential race, has benefited more than any other candidate from millions of dollars in independent political expenditures, records show. The increasing support for Mr. Obama has given him a boost from the same sort of political activity his campaign has railed against, especially when millions of dollars in union and other special-interest money backed his opponents. The political arm of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and other independent groups have spent more than $7.1 million directly supporting the Illinois Democrat's bid for the...
  • Obama Accepts Millions From "Subprime" Tied Contributors

    06/26/2008 12:05:15 PM PDT · by Jabrown · 2 replies · 54+ views
    PDOP ^ | 06/26/2008 | Jarid A. Brown
    As GOP attacks mount on the issue of Senator Obama’s ties to Political Action Committees and Lobbyists, Obama’s campaign has undergone little scrutiny on his long-standing ties to the financial and banking community. In Obama’s speeches across the country he has repeatedly criticized the Bush administration for allowing “evil” subprime mortgage lenders and investment banks to lead this county into our current mortgage meltdown. Obama’s rhetoric on the mortgage crisis has been pointed and blunt, as stated on his own campaign website, “Obama will crack down on fraudulent brokers and lenders…Obama has been closely monitoring the subprime mortgage situation for...
  • With her donors tapped out, Clinton turns to Internet (Just call her "Cashless Cankles!")

    05/04/2008 8:57:05 PM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 17 replies · 159+ views
    McClatchy Washington Bureau ^ | 05/04/2008 | Greg Gordon
    WASHINGTON — Running out of high-dollar donors, Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign is stepping up its Internet appeals in hopes of attracting enough contributions to keep afloat financially in the last stretch of Democratic primaries, aides say. As the marathon money chase has strained the limits of traditional campaign fundraising, Clinton aides have sought increasingly to shadow rival Barack Obama's Internet juggernaut that has raised more than $112 million via the Web, Through March 31, Clinton had corralled 70 percent of her $148 million in individual primary donations in amounts over $200, including $82 million from those giving between $1,000 and...
  • Obama Prepares Argument to Discard Public Financing Principle (Will Keep Huge $$$ Edge Over McCain)

    04/08/2008 10:34:45 PM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 28 replies · 98+ views
    ABC News/Political Punch ^ | 04/08/2008 | Jake Tapper
    Despite his previous pledge to enter into the public financing system should he be the Democratic presidential nominee, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., has recently been reluctant to re-commit to entering the system. This reluctance has coincided with his primary, caucus, and fundraising successes. For that reluctance, Obama has been hammered as hypocritical by Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., not to mention impartial observers. Tonight at a fundraiser in Washington, D.C., at the National Museum of Women in the Arts -- at a $2,300-per-person event for 200 people held before a $1,000-per-person reception for 350 people -- Obama previewed his argument to...