John R. Houk
© October 16 2016
I am taking this 2016 election cycle personally AND if you are a Conservative or a Patriot, you should take this election personally as well.
In 2012 Mitt Romney was the GOP nominee for President. I was not in the Romney camp during the Primaries! I voted for him anyway because President Barack Hussein Obama was and is a deceiver and liar. Indeed, Obama’s reelection in 2012 was largely predicated on the lie that the entire Benghazi debacle that resulted in four American deaths was the fault of an obscure anti-Muslim movie trailer rather than the ineptitude of lackadaisical security protection on the part of Crooked Hillary which in turn resulted in an organized predetermined Islamic terrorist attack.
Hillary Clinton’s ineptitude did not stop or begin with the Benghazi Massacre, but was evidenced in signing off on 20% of American uranium going to Russia via the idiotic Uranium One deal, the idiotic deal Obama-Crooked Hillary-John Kerry made with Iran and probably leaving more idiotic actions yet allow me to highlight the felonious action of setting up an illegal private server at Crooked Hillary’s private residence. AND Crooked Hillary is telling everyone she too incompetent to know the letter “c” meant CLASSIFIED data which was received and sent. And the letter “c” was too incompetent she was too incompetent to understand that unmarked data may be marked CLASSIFIED retroactively! AND SHE WANTS TO BE PRESIDENT?
Uranium One Hypocrisy
Of all the Clinton Foundation/Clinton cash scandals, the one I’ve always considered most disturbing involves the Russians gaining control over a large share of America’s uranium. Relying on a New York Times report, I wrote about this scandal here.
Newly uncovered State Department documents shed additional light on this scandal. But before getting to the new material, I’ll summarize what the New York Times reported.
What we knew already
In 2005, Bill Clinton and Frank Giustra visited Kazakhstan. Giustra is a massive donor to the Clinton Foundation.
Giustra’s goal was to buy uranium mines in Kazakhstan. To this end, he and Bill Clinton met with leaders of the Kazakhstan government.
As a result of the visit, Giustra got major mining concessions, which were approved by the Kazakhstan government. Kazakhstan got Bill Clinton publicly to praise its alleged progress in democracy and human rights. The Clintons received a $31 million donation to their Foundation from Giustra, along with a pledge to donate $100 million more.
The deal with Kazakhstan made Giustra’s company, Uranium One, a major player. It proceeded to buy large amounts of holdings in the United States, and became an attractive target for Russia. A Russian company made a hugely attractive offer to purchase the company. Uranium One agreed to the purchase.
The deal required approval by the U.S. government, including by the Secretary of State — Hillary Clinton. During the period when the deal with Russia was under consideration, the Clinton Foundation reportedly $2.6 million from Uranium One. Its contributions were not disclosed by the Clintons, despite an agreement Hillary had reached with the Obama White House to publicly identify all donors.
During this period, Bill Clinton also received $500,000 for a Moscow speech from a Russian investment bank that was promoting Uranium One stock. This was more than his usual speaking fee.
Hillary Clinton duly approved the deal. It made the Russian company Rosatom one of the world’s largest uranium producers and brought Vladimir Putin closer to his goal of controlling much of the global uranium supply chain.
The deal left huge amounts of U.S. uranium under the control of Russia. The New York Times estimates this share at 20 percent. But Peter Schweizer, the author of Clinton Cash, say that it amounts to up to 50 percent of projected U.S. uranium output.
What we have recently learned
When Hillary Clinton was questioned about the deal, she said … READ THE REST (MEMO SHEDS NEW LIGHT ON CLINTON-RUSSIA URANIUM SCANDAL; By PAUL MIRENGOFF; Power Line; 8/26/16)
And Fox News on October 12 shows that Crooked Hillary is much closer to the Russia she accuses of hacking emails to benefit Donald Trump:
Shame on the New York Times. Despite leaked emails revealing collusion with the Clinton campaign that should embarrass any legitimate news organization, the paper continues to carry water for the Democrat candidate.
Among other fictions, the Times frequently repeats the meme that Donald Trump is in cahoots with the Russians. Wednesday, in fact, the supposed collaboration between Trump and Vladimir Putin occupies prime turf as the paper’s lead editorial. It’s time to pull the plug on this nonsense.
The narrative that the Russians are trying to manipulate our election in favor of Mr. Trump has proved vital cover for the damaging emails released by Wikileaks that indeed show election manipulation – by the Hillary Clinton campaign.
Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton actually does have ties to the Kremlin – ties which, had they been reported with any honesty, would have become an issue in this campaign.
As Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton helped Russian interests, operating under a directive from Putin, buy majority ownership of Uranium One, a Canadian firm that was on its way to controlling almost half of U.S. uranium production. Expanding its access to uranium around the world had become a priority for the Kremlin; control of the raw material would bolster its opportunities to build nuclear power plants such as the Bushehr facilities in Iran and similar projects in North Korea and Venezuela.
In pursuit of the transaction, which required sign-off by Secretary Clinton, tens of millions of dollars flowed to the Clinton Foundation through its Canadian branch – moneys that were not reported by the foundation. Moneys, too, that violated Secretary of State Clinton’s memorandum of agreement with the Obama White House and contradicted information provided by Hillary to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
Not only did the Clinton Foundation benefit from ties to Russia, Bill Clinton personally collected half a million dollars at about the same time for a speech made at a forum organized by a financial firm called RenCap, whose ranks were known to include ex-KGB types hand-picked by Putin.
It’s not only Hillary Clinton who helped out Putin. President Obama has arguably given the Russian leader an enormous boost, allowing him to reassert his country’s influence around the globe even as its coffers are depleted by the collapse of oil prices.
Russia effectively is in control of the Middle East, dictating the terms of battle in Syria, resurrecting Bashar Al-Assad’s presidency, supplying Iran with a missile defense system designed to protect its Fordow underground uranium enrichment facility, reestablishing ties with Turkey, threatening to shoot down U.S. planes. And let us not forget that Obama stood by as Russia took over Crimea.
So, when Trump calls Putin a “strong leader”, he’s right. Putin is reprehensible, devious and undoubtedly hostile to the U.S. But let us not underestimate who has been Putin’s best bud over the past decade. It is not Donald Trump.
In 2011, Hillary Clinton accused Vladimir Putin of … READ ENTIRETY (It’s Hillary, Obama who have boosted Putin’s fortunes, not Trump; By Liz Peek; Fox News; 10/12/16)
Undisclosed Secrets Enable Iranian Nukes
However, according to a think tank report, the USA and its negotiating partners agreed “in secret” to allow Iran to evade some restrictions in last year’s landmark nuclear agreement in order to meet the deadline for it to start getting relief from economic sanctions. Among the exemptions outlined in the think tank’s report were two that allowed Iran to exceed the deal’s limits on how much low-enriched uranium (LEU) it can keep in its nuclear facilities, the report said. LEU can be purified into highly enriched, weapons-grade uranium.
Israel and Saudi Arabia found this attitude of USA unacceptable. One senior “knowledgeable” official, however, was cited by the report as saying that if the joint commission had not acted to create these exemptions, some of Iran’s nuclear facilities would not have been in compliance with the deal by Jan. 16, the deadline for the beginning of the lifting of sanctions. The US government has said that the world powers that negotiated the accord made no secret arrangements.
The United States and its negotiating partners apparently agreed “in secret” to allow Iran to evade some restrictions in last year’s landmark nuclear agreement in order to meet the deadline for it to start getting relief from economic sanctions, according to a recent think tank report.
The exemptions were approved by the joint commission the deal created to oversee implementation of the accord. The commission is comprised of the United States and its negotiating partners — called the P5+1 — and Iran.
The report, which was released by the Washington-based Institute for Science and International Security, is based on information provided by several officials of governments involved in the negotiations. The group’s president David Albright, a former U.N. weapons inspector and co-author of the report, said the exemptions or loopholes are happening in secret, and it appears that they favor Iran.
The report ignited a chorus of Republican criticism, including from the campaign of presidential nominee Donald Trump. His campaign sought to link the findings to Trump’s Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton, who was secretary of state when secret talks were held with Iran but had left office before formal negotiations began. “The deeply flawed nuclear deal Hillary Clinton secretly spearheaded with Iran looks worse and worse by the day,” said a statement issued by retired Army General Michael Flynn, a top Trump adviser. “It’s now clear President Obama gave away the store to secure a weak agreement that is full of loopholes.”
The Clinton campaign did not immediately comment on the report. The White House said it took “significant exception” to some of the report’s findings, saying that the easing of sanctions was always dependent upon Iran’s adherence to the agreement. “The implementation date was driven by the ability of the International Atomic Energy Agency to verify that Iran had completed the steps that they promised to take,” White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters at a briefing. “That is what precipitated implementation day. Since then Iran has been in compliance with the agreement,” Earnest said.
Among the exemptions outlined in the think tank’s report were two that allowed Iran to exceed the deal’s limits on how much low-enriched uranium (LEU) it can keep in its nuclear facilities, the report said. LEU can be purified into highly enriched, weapons-grade uranium.
One senior “knowledgeable” official was cited by the report as saying that if the joint commission had not acted to create these exemptions, some of Iran’s nuclear facilities would not have been in compliance with the deal … READ ENIRETY (Iran since the nuclear deal with West; By DR. ABDUL RUFF; Modern Diplomacy; 9/27/16)
These secret deals will not America safe from a nuclear armed Iran as Crooked Hillary claims:
The Associated Press reported earlier this week that a previously secret document showed that a number of restrictions imposed by last year’s nuclear deal with Iran will expire after ten years, allowing Iran to achieve a nuclear breakout time as little as three months by the end of the deal in 15 years.
One other implication of this document is its formal acceptance of Iran’s uranium enrichment program. Emily Landau, head of the Arms Control and Regional Security Program at the Tel Aviv-based Institute for National Security Studies, told the The Jerusalem Post earlier this week, the document “proves that Iran’s enrichment program has been totally legitimized by this deal.”
While the document obtained by the AP may have been secret, the idea that Iran would be able to replace old centrifuges with newer ones has been known since last year. When it wrote its assessment of the deal last year the Institute for Science and International Security took these replacements into account and estimated Iran’s breakout time at the end of the 15-year deal to be about three months. (According to the institute by year 18, Iran’s breakout time would be a matter of days.) This of course goes against the administration’s boast that the deal cut off all Iran’s pathways to a bomb for at least a year. [Emphasis added by Blog Editor]
Nor would these be the only secret documents kept from Congress. Last year there was a scandal over side deals between the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and Iran governing the inspection of military sites. According to those side deals, which were reported in August of last year, Iran, not IAEA inspectors would take samples for testing. This side deal raised questions as to how accurately the IAEA could assess suspicious activity by Iran.
As it happens, the Parhcin testing turned up two uranium particles last year that even the administration, in June, acknowledged came from Iran’s past nuclear research. Yet despite this find, the IAEA, in December of last year, declared its investigation into Iran’s past nuclear activities closed allowing the deal to proceed to Implementation Day and the ending of nuclear sanctions against Iran.
Taken together – allowing Iran to improve its enrichment, giving Iran control over inspections, watering down the reporting of the IAEA – we have a deal that was designed not to stop Iran from developing a nuclear weapon, but rather a deal designed to ensure that Iran is never penalized for future nuclear violations.
So yes the revelation that Iran will be able to ramp up its uranium enrichment as part of the nuclear is a big deal. But given the administration’s behavior so far … READ ENTIRETY (More proof Iran Nuke Deal not about stopping a nuclear weapon; By David Gerstman; Legal In.sur.rec.tion; 7/25/16 8:30 am)
Crooked Hillary Broke the Law in Private Server Use
Hillary Clinton Was Trained in Classified Information
As secretary of State, Clinton had been trained by the Bureau of Diplomatic Security in the “Safe Handling of Information.” In addition, she was fully aware of President Obama’s 2010 executive order on “Classified National Security Information” that requires heads of departments to be informed of the requirements regarding classified information.
As reported by Kristinn Taylor of Gateway Pundit in 2015, Clinton received training in handling classified information as stated in the “Diplomatic Security 2009 Year in Review” booklet. Under the heading “Safe Handling of Information” on page 21, the bureau boasted of its efforts to quickly bring new Obama administration appointees up to speed on security issues.
Clinton was also given the authority “to personally classify as ‘Top Secret’ government intelligence such as the emails containing reportedly unlabeled highly classified information she received on the private home-brew server Clinton used throughout her four-year tenure as secretary.”
In addition to her Diplomatic Security training, Clinton, as secretary of State, was bound by President Obama’s 2010 executive order on classified information. That order “prescribes a uniform system for classifying, safeguarding, and declassifying national security information, including information relating to defense against transnational terrorism.”
Get Trained Or Lose Your Clearance and Face Prosecution
According to the president’s order, “Every person who has met the standards for access to classified information in paragraph (a) of this section shall receive contemporaneous training on the proper safeguarding of classified information and on the criminal, civil, and administrative sanctions that may be imposed on an individual who fails to protect classified information from unauthorized disclosure.”
Not only that, the order by the president clearly prohibits removing classified information from “official premises without proper authorization.”
Only Negligence Is Required, Not Intent
“None of these e-mails should have been on any kind of unclassified system,” Comey said. In addition, the FBI found that “with respect to use of unclassified e-mail systems,” the State Department “was generally lacking in the kind of care for classified information found elsewhere in the government.”
This is in direct conflict with federal law on the management of classified information by agency heads. But, as Comey has repeatedly said, no criminal charges can be filed because he thinks Clinton did not intentionally mishandle classified information.
But how can an individual endowed with classification authority and trained in handling classified information repeatedly and consistently violate that training? The president’s order clearly says … READ ENTIRETY (Documents Say Hillary Clinton Knew She Was Breaking National Security Laws; By D.C. McAllister; The Federalist; 7/7/16)
Rare Integrity in Obama Administration: Whistleblowers Expose that FBI & DOJ Members Crooked Hillary Exonerated by Political Order!
Washington, D.C. – A high-ranking FBI official has blown the whistle on what they say was a politically motivated, top-down decision to not recommend Hillary Clinton face criminal charges for her mishandling of classified intelligence.
The anonymous source that worked intimately on the Clinton investigation told Fox News that FBI agents working the case, as well as DOJ attorneys on the case, unanimously believed that Clinton should have her security clearance revoked, with the “vast majority” believing she should be criminally charged.
“It was unanimous that we all wanted her [Clinton’s] security clearance yanked,” the senior FBI official told Fox news. “It is safe to say the vast majority felt she should be prosecuted. We were floored while listening to the FBI briefing because Comey laid it all out, and then said ‘but we are doing nothing,’ which made no sense to us.”
The entire team was stunned when FBI Director Comey announced on July 5 that he would not be recommending a criminal indictment to the Attorney General’s office, according to the source.
“No trial level attorney agreed, no agent working the case agreed, with the decision not to prosecute — it was a top-down decision,” said the source, whose identity and actual role in the case were vetted and verified by Fox News.
… a number of veteran FBI agents who have come forward to rebuke Comey’s politicization of a once respected law enforcement organization.
“The FBI has politicized itself, and its reputation will suffer for a long time. I hold Director Comey responsible,” Dennis V. Hughes, the first chief of the FBI’s computer investigations unit, told the NY Post.
Retired FBI agent Michael M. Biasello also noted in the Post’s report that, “Comey has singlehandedly ruined the reputation of the organization.”
“The FBI could not seize anything related to the investigation, only request things. As an example, in order to get the laptop, they had to agree to grant immunity,” Napolitano said.
According to a report by Fox News:
In early 2015, it was revealed that Clinton had used a private email server in her Chappaqua, N.Y., home to conduct government business while serving from 2009-2013. The emails on the private server included thousands of messages that would later be marked classified by the State Department retroactively. Federal law makes it a crime for a government employee to possess classified information in an unsecure manner, and the relevant statute does not require a finding of intent.
Although Comey found that Clinton was “extremely careless in their handling of very sensitive, highly classified information,” he said “no charges are appropriate in this case.”
Just days before Comey’s announcement, Attorney General Loretta Lynch, who was originally appointed as a federal prosecutor by Bill Clinton, met with in secret on the tarmac of an airport runway Bill Clinton.
Another oddity of the investigation, signaling that it was intentionally being manipulated from above, was the fact that the FBI forced its agents and analysts involved in the case to sign non-disclosure agreements.
“This is unheard of, because of the stifling nature it has on the investigative process,” the source said.
Adding the strange behavior displayed by FBI during … READ ENTIRETY (BREAKING: FBI in Revolt — Top FBI Official Exposes Massive Corruption Which Let Clinton’s Crimes Slide; By Jay Syrmopoulos; TheFreeThoughtProject.com; 10/13/16)
How an American voter could place someone like Crooked Hillary in Office is far-far beyond me?!
Of Interest …
Below is an article from WND promoting a petition encouraging Congress and Donald Trump to investigate Crooked Hillary independently from the FBI. It is quite evident that all the government Branches under Obama’s Administration is so corrupt that the prosecution of actual crime will not be forthcoming.
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New demands for fresh, apolitical probe of Espionage Act violations, mishandling state secrets, destroying evidence, more
October 13, 2016
Ever since the second presidential debate, when Donald Trump told Hillary Clinton that as president he would “instruct my attorney general to get a special prosecutor to look into your situation,” Democrats and the big media have gone wild – accusing Trump of emulating the world’s most evil tyrants and dictators, from Hugo Chavez to Robert Mugabe to Vladimir Putin, despots who routinely imprison – if not shoot – their political opponents.
Trump, however, claims he wants to see Clinton investigated, not because she is a political opponent, but because she has blatantly violated U.S. espionage laws, mishandled top-secret information, destroyed government files and obstructed justice.
Is Trump right in calling for a fresh, independent investigation of Clinton’s “situation”?
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How relevant is it that, as multiple news reports confirm, “FBI agents are ready to revolt” over Director James Comey’s “cowardly” whitewash of the bureau’s investigation? Or that even the left-leaning PolitiFact website confirms 33,000 emails were indeed deleted from Clinton’s unsecure private server three weeks after she received a congressional subpoena demanding the production of her emails – an act that normally would result in being held in contempt of Congress. Or that more than half of all Americans – 56 percent according to an ABC News/Washington Post survey – believe Hillary Clinton should have been indicted.
With not only FBI agents and half the electorate outraged at Comey’s refusal to indict, but legal experts like Judge Andrew Napolitano openly saying “the evidence of her guilt is overwhelming” and “it was obviously a policy decision by the White House not to investigate her,” Donald Trump has promised as president to appoint a special prosecutor to conduct a complete and fair investigation – one not compromised by shameful political loyalties.
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In light of this situation and the dangerous precedent of allowing certain “royalty” to operate above the laws that govern the rest of Americans, WND is launching an important online petition intended to show support for a truly impartial investigation of Hillary Clinton’s violation of the Espionage Act, as well as her blatant contempt of Congress in destroying 33,000 emails three weeks after they were subpoenaed by Congress.
“We’re taking this extraordinary editorial measure because it’s clear now no one but Trump will ever actually attempt to hold the Clintons accountable for their many overt criminal activities,” said Joseph Farah, founder and chief executive officer of WND. “We believe this is reason enough to vote for Trump. He needs encouragement to run hard, win and fulfill his promise to seek a special independent counsel to investigate and prosecute Hillary Clinton as well as to encourage contempt of Congress charges and penalties.”
Sign the petition calling for a new investigation of Hillary Clinton and demanding Congress hold her in contempt!
The petition asks Congress “to hold Hillary Clinton in contempt of Congress for purposely destroying evidence three weeks after it was subpoenaed,” and supports Donald Trump’s intention, if he is elected president, to appoint a special prosecutor to conduct a complete and fair investigation – one not compromised by craven political loyalties – into Hillary Clinton’s egregious abuse of America’s state secrets.”
Blog Editor: In case you have not yet signed the petition, here’s a petition excerpt to further encourage you to at least take your frustrations out on the current elitist system abused especially by the Democrats but obviously by Establishment/Elitist Republicans!
PETITION URGING SPECIAL PROSECUTOR TO INVESTIGATE HILLARY CLINTON’S CRIMES
October 13, 2016
PETITION URGING DONALD TRUMP, IF ELECTED PRESIDENT, TO APPOINT A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR TO INVESTIGATE HILLARY CLINTON FOR VIOLATIONS OF THE ESPIONAGE ACT – AND URGING CONGRESS TO HOLD HER IN CONTEMPT FOR DESTROYING OVER 30,000 EMAIL DOCUMENTS AFTER THEY WERE SUBPOENAED
Whereas, Donald Trump, during the second presidential debate on Oct. 9, said to Hillary Clinton, “If I win, I am going to instruct my attorney general to get a special prosecutor to look into your situation, because there has never been so many lies, so much deception. There has never been anything like it, and we’re going to have a special prosecutor”;
Whereas, Trump added that not only are Americans “furious” over Clinton’s crimes, but the FBI as well, stating, “In my opinion, the people that have been long-time workers at the FBI are furious. There has never been anything like this, where … you get a subpoena, and after getting the subpoena you delete 33,000 emails and then you acid wash them or bleach them … So we’re going to get a special prosecutor and we’re going to look into it”;
Whereas, even the left-leaning PolitiFact website confirms 33,000 emails were indeed deleted from Hillary’s unsecure private server three weeks after she received a congressional subpoena demanding the production of her emails – an act that normally would result in being held in contempt of Congress;
Whereas, news reports confirm that “FBI agents are ready to revolt” over Director James Comey’s “cowardly” whitewash of Hillary Clinton’s long-term mishandling of classified information using an unauthorized private email server, with Dennis V. Hughes, former chief of the FBI’s computer investigations unit, saying, “The FBI has politicized itself and its reputation will suffer for a long time – I hold Director Comey responsible,” and retired FBI agent Michael M. Biasello adding, “Comey has singlehandedly ruined the reputation of the organization”;
Whereas, fully 56 percent of Americans, including many Democrats, say FBI Director James Comey should have recommended that Hillary Clinton be indicted over her intentional mishandling of classified emails while secretary of state, according to an ABC News/Washington Post survey;
Crooked Hillary: Prosecute & Lock Up
John R. Houk
© October 16 2016
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