Blagojevich appeal lawyers request full court ruling, Update July 31, 2015, th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Attorney Len Goodman will file for en banc hearing by Tuesday deadline, Alleged evidentiary errors not addressed

Blagojevich appeal lawyers request full court ruling, Update July 31, 2015, th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Attorney Len Goodman will file for en banc hearing by Tuesday deadline, Alleged evidentiary errors not addressed

Why did Patrick Fitzgerald and the US Justice Department wait until December 2008 to arrest Rod Blagojevich?”…Citizen Wells

“I believe I’m more pristine on Rezko than him.”…Rod Blagojevich

“Regardless of how this plays out, it benefits Obama. If there is no appeal or the appeal is denied, Blagojevich will be sequestered. If the appeal proceeds, it could drag out beyond impacting the 2012 election cycle. The intent is obvious.”…Citizen Wells, July 19, 2011

 

 

From the Chicago Tribune.

“Blagojevich’s lawyers to ask full court to rule on appeal

Lawyers for former Gov. Rod Blagojevich plan to ask the full 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to decide his appeal after a three-judge panel of the court recently upheld 13 of the 18 counts on which he was convicted.

Blagojevich’s appellate lawyer, Leonard Goodman, said he would file for the en banc hearing by the deadline Tuesday.

Some Rod Blagojevich convictions tossed; wife tells him disappointing news
Some Rod Blagojevich convictions tossed; wife tells him disappointing news
In its July 21 decision, the three-judge panel threw out five counts and ordered his 14-year sentence vacated, but tempered the small legal victory by calling the evidence against Blagojevich “overwhelming” and making it clear he will likely remain locked up for years to come.

The same judge who imposed the original sentence — a frequent target of the defense for his alleged unfairness — will decide Blagojevich’s punishment.”

At the news conference, Goodman said he was stunned that the court didn’t address many of the alleged evidentiary errors that the former governor’s appeal raised.

“And the ones it does address, it gets it wrong,” said Goodman, referring in particular to the trial judge’s decision to exclude testimony from Blagojevich that he believed his actions were lawful. “So it’s shocking to me that after a year and a half this could be the result of the court’s work.””

Read more:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-blagojevich-appeal-met-20150730-story.html

To understand the significance of the wiretaps being kept sealed:

http://citizenwells.com/2014/03/12/15656/

For more insight into Obama’s role in Chicago corruption and how he has been protected:

http://citizenwells.com/2013/12/13/blagojevich-appeal-friday-december-13-2013-us-court-of-appeals-seventh-circuit-new-trial-or-sentencing-hearing-attorney-len-goodman-strong-arguments-10-year-investigation-prosecution-with-perpet/

Linda Tripp Hillary must never become president, Hillary Clinton is a liar who treats public with contempt, Tripp speaks out for first time in 12 years not 20, Numerous scrubbed NewsMax Tripp articles resurrected, Hillary will stop at nothing to achieve her end

Linda Tripp Hillary must never become president, Hillary Clinton is a liar who treats public with contempt, Tripp speaks out for first time in 12 years not 20, Numerous scrubbed NewsMax Tripp articles resurrected, Hillary will stop at nothing to achieve her end

“I think the most compelling thing about Hillary is that she will stop at nothing to achieve her end and that she views the public as plebeians easily seduced into believing her point of view.”…Linda Tripp

“He had been killed. I didn’t even at this point remember how but it was the reaction at the White House that caused me concern, as did Vince Foster’s suicide. None [sic] of the behavior following Vince Foster’s suicide computed to just people mourning Mr. Foster. It was far more ominous than that and it was extremely questionable behavior on the parts of those who were immediately involved in the aftermath of his death. So – I mean I don’t know how much more I can be specific except to say I am telling you under oath today that I felt endangered and I was angry and I resented it and I still do.”…Linda Tripp

“We are being lied to on a scale unimaginable by George Orwell.”…Citizen Wells

 

 

After watching in real time articles about Barack Obama et al in 2008 being scrubbed and “rectified”, I made it one of my crusades to counteract the Orwellian efforts of the left to protect him.

The same thing has happened with the Clintons.

As reported here recently, many Newsmax articles from the 90’s and early 2000’s were scrubbed from the NewsMax archives.

I have begun resurrecting many of them and some of them about Linda Tripp speaking out about the Clintons, are presented below.

First, from the Daily Mail, July 28, 2015.

“EXCLUSIVE: ‘Hillary must NEVER become President’, says the woman who exposed Bill’s affair with Monica. Former Clinton West Wing assistant Linda Tripp says Democratic contender is a liar who treats the public with contempt”

“It was the scandal that saw Bill Clinton impeached and which threatened to bring down his presidency. For many, it continues to define it to this day.
But according to the woman who outed Monica Lewinsky as the president’s mistress, the real story was never about Monica. It was about ‘subornation of perjury, obstruction of justice… a true abuse of power.’ And it was about Hillary.
Because, according to Linda Tripp, it was Hillary who manipulated and stage managed the story, converting herself from a lackluster First Lady with unimpressive approval ratings to admirable First Victim – the blindsided wife standing by her man.
She made him forgivable. She ‘orchestrated the cover up’ and she made damn sure that she moved on. Nothing, and no-one, was going to stand in her way.
Linda Tripp, whose recorded conversations with Lewinsky – submitted to independent counsel Kenneth Starr – exposed the truth of the affair that both Lewinsky and Clinton had sought to deny, has never spoken fully until now.”

“After more than a decade of silence Tripp, 65, has chosen to speak out. In an exclusive interview with Daily Mail Online the woman who had a ringside seat throughout Clinton’s administration has given a damning insight into – and assessment of- Hillary as the ‘key player’ in the scandals of the Clinton presidency.
She describes Hillary as the true ‘ruler’ of the White House through her husband’s administration; tells how she watched Hillary ‘blatantly lie’ to the American people; describes her as utterly ‘ruthless’ in her pursuit of power; and voices her belief that Hillary must never gain the presidency – the position that has always been her goal and to which she has always believed herself entitled.
According to Tripp: ‘In her mind she would be part of a coronation instead of an election.”

“Tripp explained: ‘I think the most compelling thing about Hillary is that she will stop at nothing to achieve her end and that she views the public as plebeians easily seduced into believing her point of view.’
Tripp’s office was directly adjacent to Hillary’s second floor West Wing office for the entire time she served at the Clinton White House, with the exception of the first three months during which she sat directly outside the Oval office. Her position offered her unparalleled access to, and a unique perspective on, both the couple and the administration.”

“Speaking today she revealed: ‘I believe for all his faults as a flawed man, Bill Clinton is not as unscrupulous as his wife. He is complicit but he is not as deceitful as Hillary Clinton is. Don’t get me wrong, they are both missing the integrity chip but while she is inherently dishonorable, his seems to be learned behavior.
‘Hillary Clinton ruled the White House even as early as 1993 and every scandal that originated in the Clinton administration was the brainchild of Hilary.
‘When I think of Hillary Clinton I think of a lingering taint of scandal and wrongdoing and, in my opinion, possible criminal activity.’
And behind it all was, according to Tripp, the pursuit of the Clintons’ ‘common goal’ – power.
She explained: ‘She has stood by him all these years because she needed him. In 1992 no female, least of all she, would have been elected to the highest office in the land.
‘Their focus has always been power and the accumulation of that power. There were just so many things in the White House that made it abundantly clear to anyone in their radius that he was the elected official but she was the one with the actual power.'”

“She explained: ‘I can’t emphasize enough how relatively insignificant the bimbo eruptions were compared to the real issues.
‘In the case of Monica Lewinsky the story was never really about Monica or Linda Tripp. It was about subornation of perjury and obstruction of justice and a true abuse of power on the part of a sitting president.
‘That should have been the story. It never was.”

“According to Tripp what she witnessed behind the scenes at the peak of the Whitewater scandal ‘was not spin. It was lying to the American people knowingly and doing it routinely.’
She said that not for the first time and certainly not for the last: ‘This was not recognizing any controlling legal authority investigating the various scandals and obstructing the investigations at every turn to ensure the malfeasance never surfaced publicly.’
As for Hillary’s role, Tripp said: ‘I watched her on countless occasions blatantly lie to the American people and knowingly lie.”

“‘This was not a mistake or error or even spin. This was pure manipulation of the truth. In a press conference during the height of the Whitewater frenzy she was well rehearsed, her wardrobe was carefully selected to be soft and pastel and essentially every word out of her mouth, preserved for posterity, was a lie. It’s all of a piece with Hillary.’
Because according to Tripp, Hillary operates on the assumption that, ‘the rules do not apply’ to her or her husband.
Her modus operandi was, and continues to be, Tripp explained: ‘I will do what I want and then when I’m questioned I will say, “oops,” or “bureaucratic snafu”, and then after a couple of months her refrain will be, “this is old news, it’s been investigated, I did nothing wrong, let’s move on, it’s time to address the issues facing the middle class of America.””

Read more:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3176621/Lies-cover-ups-corruption-Linda-Tripp-West-Wing-assistant-outed-Monica-Lewinsky-s-sexual-liaison-Bill-Clinton-talks-time-Hillary-tells-never-President.html

Most of the news reports indicate that Tripp is speaking out for the first time in 20 years. From the articles below you will see that it has been 12 years. Of course these articles were scrubbed from NewsMax and mostly obscured.

From NewsMax October 8, 1998.

“Tripp Testifies of Foster Death Cover-up; Murder of Jerry Parks
Christopher Ruddy
October 8, 1998
Washington–Linda Tripp told Starr’s grand jury this summer that she had significant reasons to question official claims about former White House Vincent Foster’s July, 1993 “suicide.”
Tripp, one of the White House Counsel’s Office secretaries, and among the last people known to have seen Foster alive, told the grand jury she knows that top White House officials committed perjury in their accounts of Foster’s death.
Tripp indicated to the grand jury Foster’s death was only one reason she feared for her life as she gained knowledge of Monica Lewinsky’s affair with President Clinton.
Tripp also detailed, cryptically, to the grand jury her heightened concern after the murder of Jerry Luther Parks, the former head of security at the Clinton-Gore 1992 Little Rock headquarters. Parks was murdered just two months after Foster’s death, in September of 1996 while driving through a Little Rock intersection. His car was intercepted and stopped and a lone assassin fired seven shots at Parks. At least three bullets were believed to be fatal.”

http://citizenwells.net/2015/07/30/linda-tripp-testifies-of-foster-death-cover-up-murder-of-jerry-parks-newsmax-october-8-1998-ken-starr-grand-jury-testimony-jerry-parks-former-head-of-security-at-clinton-gore-1992-little-rock-head/

From NewsMax December 16, 1998.

“Linda Tripp Blows Lid Off Filegate Cover-Up
Tells of Lewinsky’s “Death List” Warning
With his Dec. 14 deposition of key White House witness Linda Tripp, Judicial Watch Chairman Larry Klayman obtained the most important testimony to date about the collection of over 1000 confidential FBI files by White House aides D. Craig Livingstone and Anthony Marceca in 1993 and 1994.
Tripp’s bombshell revelations included an account of Livingstone’s firsthand admission that he was brought to the White House at the First Lady’s direction. “He told me Mrs. Clinton hired him,” Tripp recalled, dating Livingstone’s comment to “shortly after my arrival in the counsel’s office.” Tripp was a Bush administration holdover who worked in the Clinton White House from its onset.
Tripp’s sworn testimony also implicated Mrs. Clinton in potential Filegate illegality.”

“Tripp also shed light on an ominous threat she got just before the Monica Lewinsky scandal exploded. Tripp says that a two page note was left on a chair in her office, she believes, by Lewinsky. The first page contained the handwritten message, “Linda, just thought you’d find this of interest.” The second page was a list of people with connections to Bill Clinton who had died under mysterious circumstances. Tripp told Klayman that the handwrting on the cover sheet did not appear to be Lewinsky’s.
Klayman explained to the FOX News audience that lists circulating on the internet and talk radio cite a number of people with links to various Clinton scandals who have died under questionable circumstances Some were witnesses or potential witnesses, including key Whitewater figure Jim McDougal, Commerce Secretary Ron Brown, Clinton Whitewater lawyer Vincent Foster, Clinton security chief Luther “Jerry” Parks and Kathy Ferguson, whose husband Danny was named co-defendant in the Paula Jones case just five days before she was found shot to death.
In her taped converstions with Tripp, Lewinsky makes no fewer than four references to the concerns she had for her own safety. In one recording Lewinsky tells Tripp, “See, my mom’s big fear is that (Clinton) is going to send somebody out to kill me.” In another exchange, Lewinsky explains that the primary reason she filed a false affidavit denying sex with Clinton was – “First of all, for fear of my life. I would not – for fear of my life, I would not – I would not cross these people for fear of my life, number one.””

http://citizenwells.net/2015/07/30/linda-tripp-blows-lid-off-filegate-cover-up-tells-of-lewinskys-death-list-warning-newsmax-december-16-1998-deposition-of-key-white-house-witness-linda-tripp-sworn-testimony-implicated-mrs-c/

From NewsMax February 10, 2001.

“Tripp: Hillary Directed Waco, Bill Abused Monica
Hillary Clinton pressured the late Vince Foster to resolve the 1993 Waco standoff in a move that led to the deaths of more than 80 men, women and children, former White House aide Linda Tripp charged in an interview Friday night.
Tripp also alleged that Monica Lewinsky was more of a victim of Bill Clinton’s sexual predations than the former White House intern has publicly acknowledged.
Appearing on CNN’s “Larry King Live,” Tripp suggested that Foster, at Mrs. Clinton’s direction, transmitted the order to move on the Branch Davidian’s Waco compound, which culminated in a military-style tear gas attack on the wooden structure.
The compound burst into flames hours later as federal troops used a U.S. Army tank to ram the building and insert flammable gas.
Tripp described Foster’s demeanor as “dignified, decent, caring, smart” during his early days at the White House. But when Waco happened, she said, “that’s when I first knew that Vince was falling apart.”
Foster was found shot to death in a Virginia park three months later.
Tripp said she was with the former deputy White House counsel when the news of the Waco assault broke on television.
“A special bulletin came on showing the atrocity at Waco and the children. And his face, his whole body slumped, and his face turned white, and he was absolutely crushed knowing – knowing the part he had played.”
“And he had played the part at Mrs. Clinton’s direction,” charged Tripp.
Tripp was stunned by the contrast between Foster’s heartfelt emotion at the Waco tragedy and what she observed from Mrs. Clinton.
“Her reaction, on the other hand, was heartless,” Tripp told King, adding, “I can only tell you what I saw.””

http://citizenwells.net/2015/07/30/linda-tripp-hillary-directed-waco-bill-abused-monica-newsmax-february-10-2001-hillary-clinton-pressured-vince-foster-to-resolve-1993-waco-standoff-monica-lewinsky-more-of-a-victim-of-bill-clinton/

From NewsMax July 10, 2003.

“Linda Tripp: Hillary Knew About Monica

Saying that Hillary Clinton’s book “can’t be allowed to go unchallenged,” Sexgate whistle-blower Linda Tripp returned to the spotlight on Wednesday to challenge the former first lady’s claim that she didn’t know President Clinton was having an affair with Monica Lewinsky until a DNA test proved the allegation.
Tripp said that Mrs. Clinton undoubtedly knew about the illicit relationship much earlier because she had a top aide monitoring President Clinton’s private activities.”

“Asked what she thought of Mrs. Clinton’s book, Tripp told Hannity, “I was appalled and shocked.”
The former Clinton aide said she was shocked, “not in that she lied throughout the book,” which didn’t surprise her, “but [I was] shocked that it is so well done that the average person reading this book will believe it.”
Saying that a Hillary Clinton presidency can’t be allowed to happen, Tripp urged, “I think people with personal, factual information, firsthand information, need to speak out.”
“I’ve watched Hillary closely in action,” explained Tripp, who is in the midst of recovering from breast cancer. “I sat next to her for a great period of time. I know her culpability and that her fingers were literally in each scandal.”

http://citizenwells.net/2015/07/30/linda-tripp-hillary-knew-about-monica-newsmax-july-10-2003-hillary-clintons-book-cant-be-allowed-to-go-unchallenged-hillary-clinton-presidency-cant-be-allowed-to-happen/

 

GDP revisions reveal slower growth from 2012 to 2014, Slowest US recovery since end of World War II is even weaker, New GDP reporting supposed to correct flaws in how military outlays and spending on consumer services such as health care are treated

GDP revisions reveal slower growth from 2012 to 2014, Slowest US recovery since end of World War II is even weaker, New GDP reporting supposed to correct flaws in how military outlays and spending on consumer services such as health care are treated

“Economic growth in the first quarter was restrained by factors including tepid foreign demand and harsh winter weather. At the same time, households saved most of their gains from low energy prices, Over the past four quarters, the most persistent and stable components of GDP — consumption and fixed investment — have grown 3.3 percent. This trend complements the strong pace of job growth and unemployment reduction over the last year.”... White House April 29, 2015

“two-thirds of the “boost” to final Q3 personal consumption came from, drumroll, the same Obamacare which initially was supposed to boost Q1 GDP until the “polar vortex” crashed the number so badly, the BEA decided to pull it completely and leave this “growth dry powder” for another quarter. That quarter was Q3.”…Zero Hedge December 23, 2014

 

“We are being lied to on a scale unimaginable by George Orwell.”…Citizen Wells

 

 

From Market Watch July 30, 2015.

“U.S. economy didn’t grow as fast as we were told from 2012 to 2014

The U.S. economy grew somewhat more slowly from 2012 to 2014 than previously estimated, according to a new government approach to gross domestic product that addresses flaws in how the report is produced.

The U.S. expanded at average 2% rate each year from 2012 to 2014 instead of 2.3% as reported under the old method of calculating GDP, the Bureau of Economic Analysis said. GDP reflects the value of all goods and services produced by the U.S. and is viewed as the best general measure of a nation’s economic health.

In short, the slowest U.S. recovery since the end of World War II is even weaker than everyone thought.
The BEA on Thursday unveiled a new-look GDP that’s supposed to correct flaws in how military outlays and spending on consumer services such as health care are treated, among other things. The new report also incorporates changes in how certain taxes and social benefits are categorized.

The first phase of the changes were rolled out Thursday. Two more phases will follow next year, potentially leading to more significant revisions to U.S. growth over the past few years.

Under the new GDP formula, U.S. growth in 2012 was trimmed to 2.2% from 2.3%. Growth in 2013 was chopped to 1.5% from 2.2%. And GDP in 2014 was unchanged at 2.4%.

Government bean counters began to reengineer the GDP report after the economy showed a contraction in the first quarter for the third time in five years. Historically the U.S. economy rarely shrinks during an economic expansion.

The wide discrepancy between quarters drew criticism from Wall Street economists and others who argued the GDP report was increasingly error-prone. Poor winter weather alone couldn’t account for gap, they argued, and it turns out they were right.”

GDPrevisions

Read more:

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/us-economy-didnt-grow-as-fast-as-we-were-told-from-2012-to-2014-2015-07-30

Homeownership Drops To 48 Year Low, Median Rent Soars To All Time High, White american employment decimated under Obama, 63.4 percent home ownership rate lowest since 1967, Fewer white americans employed now than 2007

Homeownership Drops To 48 Year Low, Median Rent Soars To All Time High, White american employment decimated under Obama, 63.4 percent home ownership rate lowest since 1967, Fewer white americans employed now than 2007

“In today’s labor market, there are nearly 1 million “missing” young workers—potential workers who are neither employed nor actively seeking work (and are thus not counted in the unemployment rate) because job opportunities remain so scarce. If these missing workers were in the labor market looking for work, the unemployment rate of workers under age 25 would be 18.1 percent instead of 14.5 percent.”…Economic Policy Institute May 1, 2014

“For now, the absence of young adults from the housing market continues to put a dent in the homeownership rate, which dropped to 64.8% in the first quarter, compared with 65.2% in the fourth quarter of 2013, according to U.S. Census statistics. The rate was as high as 69.2% in the fourth quarter of 2004. For those younger than 35, the rate has fallen noticeably faster. It slipped to 36.2% in the first quarter, from 36.8% in the fourth. The homeownership rate for this group was as high as 43.6% in the second quarter of 2004.”…Market Watch May 12, 2014

“We are being lied to on a scale unimaginable by George Orwell.”…Citizen Wells

 

 

We keep driving this point across.

It explains a lot.

White American employment has been decimated under Obama.

There were more white Americans employed in 2007 than now.

Whites make up approx. 2/3 of the US working age population.

From Zero Hedge July 28, 2015.

“US Middle Class Stays Dead: Homeownership Drops To 48 Year Low; Median Asking Rent Soars To All Time High

Three months ago, just as the last Census Homeownership and residential vacancy report hit, Gallup released its latest survey which confirmed just how dead the American Dream has become for tens if not hundreds of millions of Americans.

According to the poll, the number of Americans who did not currently own a home and say they do not think they will buy a home in “the foreseeable future,” had risen by one third to 41%, vs. “only” 31% two years ago. Non-homeowners’ expectations of buying a house in the next year or five years were unchanged, suggesting little change in the short-term housing market.

As Gallup wryly puts it, “what may have been a longer-term goal for many may now not be a goal at all, and this could have an effect on the longer-term housing market.””

“Earlier today, the US Census released its latest homeownership data, which confirmed that for what is left of America’s middle class, owning a home has become virtually impossible, with the homeownership rate plunging from the lowest level since 1986, or 63.7%, to just 63.4% the lowest reading since the first quarter of 1967.

Three months ago, when compiling this data we said that “at this rate, by the end of the 2015 and certainly by the end of Obama’s second term, the US homeownership rate will drop to the lowest in modern US history.” That moment, as shown on the chart below, came far sooner than ever we had expected. The only question is whether the lowest homeownership print on record reported in 1965 and standing at 62.9% will be taken out in the next 2 quarters or in early 2016.”

homeownership rate Q2 2015

“Yes, it is safe assume that the imminent lowest homeownership print in US history may be the “bottom.”
Still, the ongoing death of the middle class is not bad news to everyone: landlords, of which private equity firm Blackstone recently became the biggest in the US, are reaping unseen profits courtesy of runaway inflation in at least one item: rent.

Because as homeownership falls, demand for rental housing is booming. The vacancy rate for rented homes in the U.S. fell to 6.8% in the first quarter from 7.5% a year earlier. It was the lowest first-quarter rate since 1986.

And the punchline, which should come as no surprise to anyone: the median monthly asking rent just rose to a record $803 across the US.”

Read more:

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-07-28/us-homeownership-drops-48-year-low-median-asking-rent-rises-new-record-high

Politico lies Trump tells truth, Zero proof of US birth for Obama, I don’t know where Obama was born, Whitehouse.org image not certified birth certificate, Obama used private and Justice Dept. attorneys at taxpayer expense to hide records, Politico receives 4 Orwells

Politico lies Trump tells truth, Zero proof of US birth for Obama, I don’t know where Obama was born, Whitehouse.org image not certified birth certificate, Obama used private and Justice Dept. attorneys at taxpayer expense to hide records, Politico receives 4 Orwells

“Why has Obama, since taking the White House, used Justice Department Attorneys, at taxpayer expense,  to avoid presenting a legitimate birth certificate and college records?”…Citizen Wells

“Moore said he’s seen no convincing evidence that Obama is a “natural born citizen” and a lot of evidence that suggests he is not.”…Judge Roy Moore interview by WND

“When asked where I believe Obama was born I answer, I don’t know. There is zero proof he was born in Hawaii. The only evidence of his birth location that we have is much circumstantial evidence and that points to Kenya.”…Citizen Wells

 

 

Remember:

Websters New World College Dictionary

“The official dictionary of the Associated Press”
Lie definition (noun)

“anything that gives or is meant to give a false impression.”

The Politico article below, written by Jeff Greenfield, qualifies as a lie.

Donald Trump, as I. does not know where Obama was born. That is an honest, informed answer.

Jeff Greenfield, has either not done the research and/or doesn’t care about the truth.

From Politico July 22, 2015.

“Donald Trump’s Birther Strategy
His loony birth certificate quest fits into a xenophobic tradition in American politics.”

“However far apart the two men are, their two journeys are linked in significant ways. In the minds of millions of Americans (if polls are right), Barack Obama is actually returning to the country in which he was born—a “fact” he, his parents and the entire Hawaiian public health system have fiendishly hidden from the world for half a century. Those suspicions were fanned greatly by the comments of Donald Trump stretching back more than three years, comments that had no basis in fact, and for which Trump has offered neither explanation nor apology. Back in 2011, Trump trumpeted that he had sent investigators to Hawaii and that “they cannot believe what they’re finding.” We never did learn what it is they had found. A few weeks ago, asked about whether he thought Obama was born in the United States, Trump told CNN, “I don’t know. I really don’t know.”

For his part, Obama has usually resorted to humor to reply. The two men even faced each other at the 2011 White House Correspondents Association dinner, where Obama skewered Trump from the podium for his “birther” stance, saying, “I know he’s taken some flak lately, but no one is prouder to put this birth certificate matter to rest than The Donald,” Obama told the crowd. “And that’s because he can finally get back to focusing on the issues that matter, like: Did we fake the moon landing? What really happened in Roswell? And where are Biggie and Tupac?” Two years ago, he told the same dinner about plans for his library: “Some have suggested that we put it in my birthplace but I’d rather keep it in the United States.””

“The meritless suspicions about Obama’s birthplace and beliefs are in part a reflection of who he is: a uniquely “untypical” president”

http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2015/07/donald-trumps-birther-strategy-120504.html?hp=t2_r#.VbJi1PlVikq

I was glad to see that Greenfield at least got this right:

“The framers of the Constitution were determined, in Alexander Hamilton’s words, to avoid “cabal, intrigue and corruption”—threats likely to come “chiefly from the desire in foreign powers to gain an improper ascendant in our councils.” That’s why they limited the presidency to “natural born citizens.””

From Citizen Wells July 9, 2015.

“To: Donald Trump

From: Citizen Wells

There have been numerous attempts to obfuscate and complicate Obama’s birth proof and eligibility.

The answer is simple.

There is no proof of Obama birth in the US and Hawaii.

Forget the semantics of birth certificate.

Hawaii is very atypical and consistently ranked as one of the most corrupt states.

One can have what is considered a “legal” birth certificate from Hawaii and not be born there.

If one looks at the alleged birth certificate for Obama that was posted on WhiteHouse.gov you will find.

WhiteHouseGovAbstractVerbage

Abstract: “The term abstract is subject to different meanings, but in a legal sense, it refers to an abbreviated history of an official record.””

This automatically disqualifies the WhiteHouse.com image as being a copy of an original birth certificate.

Governor Neil Abercrombie, an Obama friend, could not find a birth certificate for Obama. He may have found a recording of birth.

From Citizen Wells July 19, 2012.

“Former Hawaii elections clerk Tim Adams has now signed an affidavit swearing he was told by his supervisors in Hawaii that no long-form, hospital-generated birth certificate existed for Barack Obama Jr. in Hawaii and that neither Queens Medical Center nor Kapi’olani Medical Center in Honolulu had any record of Obama having been born in their medical facilities.”

http://citizenwells.wordpress.com/2011/01/25/tim-adams-affidavit-no-obama-birth-certificate-in-hawaii-no-medical-records-queens-medical-center-kapiolani-medical-center/

From Citizen Wells May 24, 2012.

“Here is a list of some of the US Justice Department attorneys who have assisted Obama in keeping his records hidden. Their representation of Obama is a matter of public record. This list does not include the support staffs.

Eric Fleisig-Greene

Elizabeth A. Pascal

Neal Kumar Katyal Acting Solicitor General

R. CraiG Lawrence

Mark B. Stern

Andre Birotte Jr.

Leon W. Weidman

David A. Dejute

Roger E. West

George S. Cardona

Tony West

Paul J. Fishman

Robert Bauer, who as an attorney with Perkins Coie helped Obama keep his records hidden before Obama took the White House, and afterwards was hired as general counsel, is not included in the list as well as numerous private practice attorneys

Obama continues to engage numerous Justice Department and private attorneys to keep his records hidden. It may be because Obama pretended to be from Kenya to get foreign student aid and benefits. There are quite a few references to Obama being from Kenya including the recently released bio from his 1991 book publisher.”

http://citizenwells.com/2015/07/09/to-donald-trump-from-citizen-wells-all-you-need-to-know-about-obama-birth-certificate-and-eligibility-zero-proof-of-us-birth-hawaii-birth-certificate-if-legal-does-not-prove-birth-there-obama/

Politico and Jeff Greenfield are awarded 4 Orwells.

Orwells4

 

Blagojevich appeal ruling update July 22, 2015, Retrial not likely, Judge James Zagel likely to resentence, Attorney Len Goodman ruling didn’t address many of the issues that were raised in appeal, “This is pure politics”, Wiretaps still hidden

Blagojevich appeal ruling update July 22, 2015, Retrial not likely, Judge James Zagel likely to resentence, Attorney Len Goodman ruling didn’t address many of the issues that were raised in appeal, “This is pure politics”, Wiretaps still hidden

Why did Patrick Fitzgerald and the US Justice Department wait until December 2008 to arrest Rod Blagojevich?”…Citizen Wells

“I believe I’m more pristine on Rezko than him.”…Rod Blagojevich

“Regardless of how this plays out, it benefits Obama. If there is no appeal or the appeal is denied, Blagojevich will be sequestered. If the appeal proceeds, it could drag out beyond impacting the 2012 election cycle. The intent is obvious.”…Citizen Wells, July 19, 2011

 

 

Do not forget. Obama controls the US Justice Dept.

From ABC 7 Chicago July 21, 2015.

“An appeals court vacated five convictions and threw out the sentence of former Ill. Gov. Rod Blagojevich on Tuesday afternoon. The rest of Blagojevich’s convictions were affirmed by the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago.”

“”My advice to the governor is he should fight on,” said Leonard Goodman, Blagojevich appellate attorney.

If Blagojevich chooses to appeal, he must tell the court within the next two weeks. But with five counts thrown out, the former governor will at some point be re-sentenced, and his attorneys will argue that his 14 years be dramatically reduced.

“Most people would look at this and say ‘Wow, if a quarter of his counts were reversed, and so a quarter of his sentence should be taken off’ – but that’s not the way that it works,” said Lauren Kaeseberg, Blagojevich attorney.

Trial Judge James Zagel could reduce the sentence, but guidelines also would permit him to leave it unchanged. The Blagojevich family hopes the former is the case.”

“If the prosecutor elects to drop the vacated charges, the district court could proceed directly to re-sentencing on the remaining 13 convictions only, according to the court document USA v. Rod Blagojevich.”

“Prosecutors have not said if they will retry Blagojevich, who is currently serving time in a Colorado prison. However, experts say it’s unlikely.

“They have two choices. They can retry the counts or just go to sentencing. And when you look at the three prosecutors that led this charge: two of them have already left the office… the last one just got appointed a state judge the other day. So it’s safe to say they’re not going to retry those counts,” former prosecutor Jeff Cramer said.

Resentencing Blagojevich, who has maintained he was engaged in legal, run-of-the-mill politics, will fall to Judge James Zagel. In the appeal, Blagojevich blamed Judge Zagel for a litany or errors.”

“”Time has passed. And Judge Zagel is a fair man. And I would expect that having those counts thrown out will cause the judge to reconsider the sentence,” Goodman said.”

http://abc7chicago.com/politics/blagojevich-sentence-5-convictions-vacated/869717/

From the Chicago Tribune July 21, 2015.

“Blagojevich’s appellate attorney, Leonard Goodman, said the long-awaited ruling didn’t address many of the issues that were raised in the former governor’s appeal.

“And the ones it does address it gets it wrong,” Goodman said. “So it’s shocking to me that after a year and a half this could be the result of the court’s work.”

Goodman said his advice to Blagojevich will be to continue to fight the case.

“The evidence that would have acquitted him was excluded at trial, and my advice to the governor is that he should fight on,” Goodman said.

Some Rod Blagojevich convictions tossed; wife tells him disappointing news
Goodman said he had not yet spoken to his client so he wasn’t sure about the next course of action, but he said he has options, including trying to get the case heard by the U.S. Supreme Court.

“Exactly the order of the proceedings will be up to the governor,” Goodman said.

Goodman took issue with the court, saying it made serious errors in its decision. He said the court was wrong when it supported the trial judge’s decision to exclude testimony from Blagojevich that he believed his actions were lawful.
“That is not the law. The Supreme Court just ruled this term that guilty knowledge is an element of proof for any criminal offense and this is no exception,” Goodman said. “This is pure politics. What he did was try to raise campaign cash, which is his job as governor.””

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-patti-blagojevich-reaction-met-20150721-story.html

The wiretaps remain sealed.

Why?

Of the approx. 2 % that were released, we learn.

From Citizen Wells March 12, 2014.

The protection of Obama in the Blagojevich “prosecution” continues.

From the NY Times March 11, 2014.

“Illinois: Wiretaps of Ex-Governor Stay Sealed”

“An appellate court in Chicago ruled Tuesday that transcripts of F.B.I.wiretaps not played at former Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s corruption trials should remain sealed, at least for now. The decision by the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit came as it considered Mr. Blagojevich’s appeal, which asks the three-judge appellate panel to throw out his convictions.”

“The wiretaps are among those Judge James B. Zagel of Federal District Court barred the defense from playing to jurors. ”

Read more:

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/12/us/politics/illinois-wiretaps-of-ex-governor-stay-sealed.html

From Citizen Wells February 3, 2014.

Only about 2 percent of the total wiretap transcripts used as evidence were revealed during the Blagojevich trials.

Blagojevich defense lawyers want all of the wiretap transcripts made transparent.

From the Belleville News-Democrat February 3, 2014.
“Blagojevich transcripts at issue in appeal”

“Prosecutors and attorneys for Rod Blagojevich disagree over unsealing wiretap transcripts that are part of the imprisoned former governor’s appeal of his conviction.

The U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals had said it would open the records Monday.

But citing privacy, prosecutors want them to stay sealed. In a response filed Monday, defense lawyers say transparency should trump other concerns.”

“The defense says a lower court barred jurors from hearing certain wiretaps that could have helped Blagojevich. Transcripts of recordings not played at trial were recently submitted to the appellate court, and are the records in dispute.”

Read more:

http://www.bnd.com/2014/02/03/3037364/blagojevich-transcripts-at-issue.html

Privacy?

Obama’s corrupt past?

For example.

http://citizenwells.com/2014/03/12/15656/