Hillary Clinton Caught in $84 Million Money-Laundering Scam?

This year seems to end on a very interesting note. We just got word that a Federal Elections Committee complaint was filed by the Committee to Defend the President against the Hillary Victory Fund (HVF), also known as Hillary Clinton’s campaign organization, but that’s not all. The complaint also mentions state Democratic parties, the Democratic National Committee and a number of DEM mega donors. The ironically named Hillary Victory Fund asked for six figure donations from Democratic donors and then routed the cash through state parties in a money laundering scheme of sorts. Finally, the money ended up into Hillary Clinton’s campaign coffers. Speaking of corruption and embezzlement, this is as good as it gets, but we’ve expected nothing less from the Clinton Crime Family, right?

Now, getting back to our story, it was estimated that approximately 84 million dollars have been laundered by the Democrats in what has been described as the single largest campaign finance scandal in our history.

 

The complaint filed by the Committee to Defend the President claims that various accounting tricks were used in order to launder the money, and during this operation, US fundraising laws have been violated. Moreover, in late October, the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton’s campaign were also served a Federal Elections Committee complaint for hiding payment for the now discredited and spurious Russia so-called dossier, the opposition research file that was used against the Donald during the 2016 campaign. Here’s a quote from Investor’s Business Daily:

 

 

“Here’s what you can’t do, which the Clinton machine appeared to do anyway. As the Supreme Court made clear in McCutcheon v. FEC, the JFC may not solicit or accept contributions to circumvent base limits, through “earmarks” and “straw men” that are ultimately excessive — there are five separate prohibitions here. On top of that, six-figure donations either never actually passed through state party accounts or were never actually under state party control, which adds false FEC reporting by HVF, state parties, and the DNC to the laundry list. […] HVF bundled these megagifts and, on a single day, reported transferring money to all participating state parties, some of which would then show up on FEC reports filed by the DNC as transferring the exact same dollar amount on the exact same day to the DNC. Yet not all the state parties reported either receiving or transferring those sums.”

And at the very time she was doing this, Dinesh D’Souza was serving a jail sentence and/or probation for giving a cousin a $25,000 contribution. Prosecuted by this very administration.

I wonder what Paul Manafort thinks about Tony Podesta, who is still walking around free with his millions safely in his bank account. I think we have a two-tiered justice system. One for powerful Democrats and another for Republicans.

Podesta has probably been indicted in secret Grand Jury fashion. You know why Manafort’s house was raided and he was publicly arrested? He worked for Trump. Podesta didn’t.

There is nothing like a smear. Nothing in this world.

 

It was reported that over 90% of federal government employees donated to Hillary Clinton’s campaign. I’d imagine the same ratio of DOJ and FBI employees did the same. So, even if Trump and Sessions did have a secret investigation going on, how can they be sure that it’s not another Hillary email cover-up instead of a legitimate investigation?

 

 

After all, the FBI agents involved in Tarmac Gate willingly signed non-disclosure agreements. Was it because their jobs and/or well being was threatened? Or did they just do it on their own free will?

I don’t believe either of those choices are the kind of agents our we need in our FBI.

Besides, look at what Comey and Holder have been propping up and calling integrity. Mueller, McCabe, Baker and even Comey himself have been said to have the highest integrity, even though they’ve all been exposed as corrupt, lawless and liars who are involved in a conspiracy aimed at removing President Trump from office.

 

Eight of the major players involved have been removed from their positions, but new names keep popping up all the time. There are probably dozens, if not hundreds more of upper level jobs at the DOJ and FBI that are occupied by never-Trumpers/leftist Democrats.

 

Classified Weiner Emails Found on Laptop after FBI Seizure

At least five emails determined to be classified were found among 2,800 documents stored on a laptop belonging to Anthony Weiner, whose then-wife Huma Abedin was deputy chief of staff to then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

The State Department released hundreds of pages of materials Friday afternoon, including a total of eight pages classified at the ‘confidential level,’ the third most sensitive level the U.S. government uses.

The confidential classification level is applied to information whose unauthorized disclosure ‘reasonably could be expected to cause damage to national security,’

The emails date from 2010, 2011 and 2012 and concern discussions with Middle East leaders including some from Israel, the United Arab Emirates, Hamas and the Palestinian Authority.

Large portions, including entire pages, were redacted before the documents’ release. 

Three of them were sent either to or from an address called ‘BBB Backup,’ which one email identifies as a backup of a Blackberry Bold 9700, presumably belonging to Abedin.  

The right-leaning watchdog group Judicial Watch continues to push to get Hillary Clinton’s emails made public, including those of her former deputy chief of staff Abedin, who had left some on her estranged husband Anthony Weiner’s computer.

One page of a document released Friday is heavily redacted and marked ‘classified’; it mentions ‘update on Hamas-PA talks,’ referring to the Palestinian Authority.

This is page 1 of a four-page classified document found on Weiner’s computer; it was a ‘call sheet’ meant to guide Hillary Clinton through a sensitive phone call with Benjamin Netanyahu.

One page of a document released Friday is heavily redacted and marked ‘classified’; it mentions ‘update on Hamas-PA talks,’ referring to the Palestinian Authority.

Another is a four-page ‘call sheet’ meant to guide Clinton through a sensitive phone call with Benjamin Netanyahu.

A third is a detailed rundown of issues Clinton was expecting to address during a call with Saud bin Faisal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, who served as Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister until 2015.

Only one small portion of that email was deemed classified by intelligence agencies that reviewed it before releasing it to the public.

The call sheet itself related mostly to the expected publication of a massive trove of U.S. diplomatic cables by the WikiLeaks organization. 

‘This appears to be the result of an illegal act in which a fully cleared intelligence officer stole information and gave it to a website. The person responsible will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law,’ the call sheet advised her to say.

The then-secretary of state was warning the Saudis about impending leaks of ‘details of private conversations with your government on Iraq, Iran and Afghanistan.’

The work-related emails and other documents were recovered from Weiner’s computer last year by the FBI. 

A few of the classified emails appear to have been recovered from a backup of the Blackberry device that Abedin used while she was a senior State Department aide

This classified email discusses a phone call a Clinton deputy had with Abdullah bin Zayed, the foreign minister of the United Arab Emirates

A small portion of this email was detailed classified and can’t be seen by the public; the rest was a crib sheet for Clinton to use when talking to the Saudi foreign minister about the impending WikiLeaks publication of a massive trove of U.S. diplomatic cables

Civilians like Weiner, who was once a congressman but resigned in mid-2011, are prohibited from possessing or reading classified documents without a security clearance.

It’s unclear whether Weiner had such a clearance while he was a public official, but he didn’t serve on any House committees that would tend to expose him to sensitive foreign policy matters.

Friday’s revelation will pose new public-image problems for Clinton, who has long faced tough questions over what the FBI has called her ‘careless’ handling of classified material.

The five sensitive documents on Weiner’s laptop were designated ‘classified’ as officials pored through the material at the State Department’s request. 

But intelligence agencies warn that such documents are ‘born classified,’ meaning that their distribution is restricted whether or not they bear ‘classified’ stamps or other identifying marks. 

Tom Fitton, president of the center-right government transparency group Judicial Watch, said Friday in a statement that he wasn’t surprised Weiner’s computer contained material he was forbidden to see. 

‘As we expected, there is classified information on Anthony Weiner’s laptop – thanks to Hillary Clinton’s illicit email games,’ Fitton said. 

‘The Justice Department should launch an immediate criminal investigation.’ 

Fitton had tweeted on Thursday afternoon about whether the DOJ would ‘finally take action on Clinton/Abedin misdeeds.’

Weiner handed his computer over to federal investigators as the FBI probed allegations that he had been sexting with an underage girl, a story first broken by DailyMail.com. 

Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton surprised Clinton-watchers on Thursday by tweeting that the State Department would release  a cache of materials on Friday related to her classified email scandal

Weiner was sentenced to 21 months in prison in September over the sexting case, and reported to a federal correctional facility early last month to begin service his time.

Judicial Watch has pressed in court for the public release of emails and other materials from Clinton’s tenure as secretary of state.

The Freedom Of Information Act lawsuit that resulted in Friday’s coming document-dump was filed in May 2015. 

Fitton told DailyMail.com on Friday that it’s ‘outrageous’ that Clinton and Abedin ‘walked out of the State Department with classified documents and the Obama FBI and DOJ didn’t do a thing about it.’

‘We expect that we will be told that some of these classified materials were on Weiner’s laptop, which is highly disturbing. Let’s hope it spurs a long needed Clinton special counsel or, at least, a serious criminal investigation,’ he added.  

Fitton believes Abedin, Clinton’s longtime aide and deputy chief of staff, committed crimes by exchanging classified material in private emails connected to Clinton’s now-infamous homebrew server.

This is a disturbing development,’ Fitton said in September after the State Department revealed how many government emails and other documents ended up on Weiner’s PC. 

‘Our experience with Abedin’s emails suggest these Weiner laptop documents will include classified and other sensitive materials.’

The FBI investigated Clinton’s emails but closed the probe during last year’s presidential election season.

In July 2016, then FBI Director James Comey hosted a press conference announcing that the FBI would recommend to the Department of Justice that Democratic nominee Clinton not be charged for mishandling classified information. 

 

 

9 Years Ago Al Gore Lied about “Climate Change”

NINE YEARS AGO THIS MONTH—
Al Gore predicted the North Polar Ice Cap would be completely ice free in five years.

Gore made the prediction to a German audience in 2008. He told them that “the entire North ‘polarized’ cap will disappear in 5 years.”

“Five Years”

 This wasn’t the only time Gore made his ice-free prediction. Gore’s been predicting this since 2007.

According to Al Gore the North Pole should be completely melted by now.

Junk scientist Al Gore also made the same prediction in 2009.

From the video:

Former Vice President Al Gore references computer modeling to suggest that the north polar ice cap may lose virtually all of its ice within the next seven years. “Some of the models suggest that there is a 75 percent chance that the entire north polar ice cap, during some of the summer months, could be completely ice-free within the next five to seven years,” says Gore.

In January 2006, Al Gore posited “within the next 10 years, the world will reach a point of no return” and “a true planetary emergency” due to global warming.

Of course, this turned out to be nothing more than complete lunacy.

At least 8 Dire Predictions from the movie never happened – not even close.

 

This week the continental US is suffering through another deep freeze.

Found the original Gore video from 2008.

Android Phone Makers WILL NOT Slow Down Your Old Phone to Push New Purchases

Various websites are reaching out to smartphone manufacturers to get insight on something they would probably never admit to doing anyway, based on all the flack Apple is getting. Thus far, HTC and Motorola have insisted that they do not slow down the CPUs in their devices when their batteries get old.

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Apple claims this is not a bug, but a feature. Up until last week, Apple had not publicly acknowledged slowing down older iPhones, and it was not clear that the reason for slower iPhones was actually in the battery. All of this has spurred questions whether slowing down the processor of the phone based on its battery age is not a common practice among phone makers.

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South Korea Latest Country to Enact Cryptocurrency Regulations

South Korea has decided to jump on the cryptocurrency regulation bandwagon and will no longer allow anonymous cryptocurrency accounts. Also, they will have regulators continually monitoring the exchanges from this point on. Further, new legislation may be put into place that would shut down all exchanges of cryptocurrency in South Korea. South Korea is a big player in the crypto market and sweeping changes like this will probably be felt across the global market.

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While interest in cryptocurrencies like bitcoin have surged this year, there’s a hefty amount of volatility in the crypto market, which is a risk that the South Korean government is trying to cull with regulation. This month, bitcoin’s price hit an all-time high that approached the $20,000 mark after starting the year around $1,000. And along with large price fluctuations, some cryptocurrency exchanges have also been hit with major hacks — South Korean exchange Youbit filed for bankruptcy after losing $35 million to a hack earlier this month and $72 million in a hack that took place in April.

Monero Miner Sneaking into Chrome

It appears that over 100K users have downloaded a Chrome extension call Archive Poster and is mining Monero whenever the browser is open. It seems like everyday there’s a new cryptoming malware release and all the browsers are being hijacked one way of the other. Also, this thing has been reported to Google for weeks and it’s still available for download on the Chrome Web Store. At this time it’s not known if it’s an intentional addition to the extension or not.

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Google doesn’t seem to care, allowing the extension to continue to be available on the official Chrome Web Store. A user even reported Archive Poster on the Google Chrome Help Forum, but a Google staffer told the user “to get in touch with the extension developer for further assistance.”

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Kodi Now Available for the XBOne

I have good news for all of you Kodi fans that own an Xbox One. Kodi is now available worldwide on the Windows and Xbox Store. If you’ve been wanting to cut down on the number of devices connected to your TV this might be the app that does it for you. Try it out and let us know how it’s working.

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What you should really understand and keep remembering is that it is still in early stages of development and has very rough edges, might not be as stable as the regular version and may even be missing some functions. Due to the nature of how UWP works our hands are tied in some areas. Some parts are not even finished yet and our developers are still working on getting it up to the regular standard.

Apple’s Operating System Now Going Open Source

Apple is releasing their Local Integrated System Architecture (LISA) OS as open source next year. If you recall, the Apple Lisa didn’t sell well at all, as a matter of fact it only sold 10K units. However, it was the first PC to have a GUI and use a mouse. Just think if Apple didn’t sell the thing for many times that of an IBM PC and we might have the Apple OS as the defacto standard now. You can check out the announcement here. If you really want to go down memory lane you can check out this old Apple Lisa commercial below.

Back in 1983, Lisa computer cost $10,000; if you factor in the inflation, it’ll cost $24,000. On the other hand, IBM was already offering computers that were far cheaper. This flopped OS brought some of the advanced features for the first time, including protected memory, sophisticated HDD-based OS, etc.

BERNIE SANDERS ADMITS: TAX CUTS FOR 91% OF MIDDLE CLASS ‘A VERY GOOD THING’

Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) admitted in a CNN interview Sunday that President Trump’s tax bill giving a tax cut to the vast majority of middle-class Americans is “a very good thing.”

CNN host Jake Tapper asked Sanders if 91% of the middle-class receiving tax cuts is a good thing despite tax cuts for corporations and the wealthy.

“I understand you’re not a fan of the tax bill, you don’t like the large corporate tax cut and you’re not happy with the tax cuts for the wealthy, but according to the Tax Policy Center, next year 91% of middle income Americans will receive a tax cut – isn’t that a good thing?” Tapper asked.

“Yeah, it is a very good thing, and that’s why we should have made the tax breaks for the middle class permanent,” Sanders said, adding that most of the benefits would go to the “top 1%” after ten years.

“Should we focus on the needs of the middle class? We should have. But the bulk of the benefits in this legislation go to large profitable corporations and to millionaires and billionaires.”

 

Ten years is plenty of time to tweak certain aspects of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act for middle America’s benefit, according to several lawmakers.

Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) responded to Sanders’ interview on Twitter, offering to team up on legislation to make the middle class tax cuts permanent in January.

“I agree, @BernieSanders — let’s make the middle-class tax cuts permanent. Join me, we’ll co-sponsor legislation (I’ve already got it drafted) that does exactly that, and we’ll get it passed in January!” Cruz tweeted on Wednesday.

 Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) echoed Cruz’s call, saying Congress would vote for such a measure if Democrats were on board to help it pass.
 
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Interestingly, if just 8 Democrats had voted for the bill in the Senate, tax cuts for individuals would have been made permanent, because Republicans wouldn’t have had to invoke a procedure called reconciliation to pass the bill with a simple majority, which sets limited timelines to the measures.

In other words, if the Senate had passed the bill with 60 votes, the sunset clause attached to the tax cuts would have been waived.

Lawsuits continue to flow in; Apple slowing iPhones for Profit

Two Israeli citizens have filed a class action lawsuit against tech giant Apple, accusing it of duping iPhone owners into buying the latest versions of the device by slowing down older units.

In the first cross-border legal action so far, the lawsuit filed in Tel Aviv Monday argued that Apple effectively defrauded its customers by failing to provide them with essential information on new software updates aimed at prolonging battery life at the expense of the gadget’s speed. “There is no doubt that information about the device slowing is important, and cardinal, and users had the right to get [that information] from Apple before deciding whether to install the software updates,” the plaintiffs argued, as cited by Haaretz.

A whole range of simple tasks, such as surfing the internet, sending emails or using apps were retarded as a result of the updates iPhone users are regularly advised to install without any knowledge about their adverse side-effects, the claimants argue. The Israelis further questioned the explanation Apple had offered to defend the “feature” when it said that by slowing down the devices, Apple was pursuing a benign goal of improving their “overall performance” and extending the time of service. What was portrayed as phone-saving updates have an underlying commercial motive – to make iPhone owners dispose of their slow-paced units in favor of brand new, faster models, the lawsuit alleges.

 

Apple admitted the negative effects of its software updates on older iPhone versions last Thursday following years of speculation that it was engaged in the deceptive practice. Despite claiming it was working for the benefit of phone owners, it was immediately hit with a barrage of lawsuits by disgruntled customers. At least four lawsuits are now pending trial in the US. Among them a class action lawsuit, filed in Chicago by iPhone owners from Illinois, Ohio, Indiana and North Carolina who argue they would not have thought of purchasing new iPhones had they known of a cheaper way of upgrading their old devices – to replace batteries.

“Nobody from Apple customer support suggested that he replace his battery to improve the performance of his iPhone,” the complaint reads, describing the grievance of one of the five claimants. Kirk Pedelty was eventually forced to replace his iPhone 7 with a new iPhone 8.

A similar lawsuit was filed in Los Angeles by students at USC’s law school. Stefan Bogdanovich and Dakota Spears allege that Apple violated its implied obligations to them by not revealing what the software feature was going to do to their phones.

The third case will be heard in a federal court in San Francisco, with the plaintiff, Keaton Harvey, arguing that his iPhone 6 unexpectedly shut down and was hardly usable before forcing him to buy a new phone for over $1,000.

The fourth class action lawsuit known so far was initiated by Eliezer Rabinovits and Victor Mazzeo in New York. The pair accuse Apple of being involved in “deceptive trade practices and false advertising.