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Hillary Clinton witch according to retired secret service agent 2001, Unlimited Access by FBI agent Gary Aldridge, Within Arm’s Length by retired secret service agent Dan Emmett, Hillary never said thank you

Hillary Clinton witch according to retired secret service agent 2001, Unlimited Access by FBI agent Gary Aldridge, Within Arm’s Length by retired secret service agent Dan Emmett, Hillary never said thank you

“A just-retired Secret Service agent who spent five years on
Hillary Clinton’s protective detail has told a Newsmax source
that “only one word adequately describes that woman: witch.””…NewsMax March 20, 2001

“the Democratic Party overlooked the ethical red flags and made a pact with Mr. Clinton that was the equivalent of a pact with the devil. And he delivered. With Mr. Clinton at the controls, the party won the White House twice. But in the process it lost its bearings and maybe even its soul.”…Bob Herbert, NY Times February 26, 2001

“And if all others accepted the lie which the Party imposed
–if all records told the same tale–then the lie passed into
history and became truth. “Who controls the past,” ran the
Party slogan, “controls the future: who controls the present
controls the past.”…George Orwell, “1984″

 

 

Published and later scrubbed by NewsMax from March 20, 2001.

“The Real Hillary, Retired secret service agent Hillary Clinton witch, NewsMax March 20, 2001, Boorish rude arrogant condescending and demeaning behavior”

“The Real Hillary

A just-retired Secret Service agent who spent five years on
Hillary Clinton’s protective detail has told a Newsmax source
that “only one word adequately describes that woman: witch.”

This is but the tip of the iceberg. In my Predictions column at
the end on 2000 I predicted that in the coming months and years
we will be inundated, finally, with the truth about the
absolutely awful behavior of Bill and Hillary Clinton.

Not just the criminal stuff, but the boorish, rude, arrogant,
condescending and demeaning behavior that comes from insecure
low-lifes who suddenly find themselves living in the White House.

The Clintons, we are certain to learn, treated the domestic staff
horribly. These are the valets, maids, porters, cooks, drivers,
baggage handlers and other permanent White House personnel who
are assigned to the “Residence”, the living quarters of the
First Family.

The Clintons undoubtedly treated these folks rudely, abruptly and
with contempt.”

Read more:

http://citizenwells.net/2015/04/26/the-real-hillary-retired-secret-service-agent-hillary-clinton-witch-newsmax-march-20-2001-boorish-rude-arrogant-condescending-and-demeaning-behavior/

From the Daily Mail June 2014.

“Hillary told secret service agent who refused to carry her bag to ‘get the f*** away from me’, and treated her detail like hired help but Bill was a softie . . . says former agent in bombshell book”

“Hillary has been known to hurl a book at the back of the head of one agent driving her in the Presidential limo accusing him of eavesdropping, forget her ps and qs by never thanking her protectors and lob profanity-laced orders when she just wanted the agents to carry her bags – a job not on agents’ ‘to do’ list.

“‘Stay the f**k away from me! Just f*****g do as I say!!!’ she is quoted as saying to an agent who refused to carry her luggage in the book Unlimited Access by FBI agent Gary Aldridge.”

“Compared to Hillary’s salty language, Bill Clinton was a gentleman, according to now-retired Secret Service agent, Dan Emmett, who began covering President Clinton on his first day in office in January 1993 and writes about guarding the president in a new version of his book Within Arm’s Length, published by St. Martin’s Press.
Emmett worked the most coveted of all assignments in the Secret Service, the Presidential Protective Division –- sworn to protect Potus (President of the United States). He worked that detail for George H. W. Bush (Bush 1), Bill Clinton, and George W. Bush (Bush 2).

Although agents are urged by the agency not to write about the people they protect, Emmett has disclosed the inner workings of the Service and the elite Presidential Protective Division (PPD).

Emmett launches a stinging attack on the Clinton administration staff he used to protect – branding them arrogant and claiming that ex-First Lady Hillary Clinton was aloof.

He tells how Hillary never said ‘thank you’ to agents, unlike her husband, Bill, and their daughter, Chelsea and treated the Secret Service agents like ‘hired help’, he said.

In the new book, Emmett tells of one stormy night, St Valentine’s Day in 1994 to be precise, when Bill and Chelsea had him accompany them to Andrews Air Force Base to surprise Hillary, returning from a trip.

Although Bill and Chelsea thanked him for the effort, Hillary did not.”

Read more:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2653420/Get-f-away-Hillary-Clinton-shouted-minder-refused-carry-bag-She-treated-Secret-Service-like-hired-help-Bill-softie-hard-manage-says-former-agent-bombshell-expose.html

 

TheBlaze Ted Cruz not eligible, Glenn Beck insists Cruz is eligble for POTUS, Must be born in US to be president, Citizen not equivalent to natural born citizen

TheBlaze Ted Cruz not eligible, Glenn Beck insists Cruz is eligble for POTUS, Must be born in US to be president, Citizen not equivalent to natural born citizen

“In his 1789 article, Ramsay first explained who the “original citizens” were and then defined the “natural born citizens” as the children born in the country to citizen parents.”…Attorney Mario Apuzzo

“no Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President . . . .”…US Constitution

“We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.”…Abraham Lincoln

 

 

The Blaze on April 24, 2015 covered a story about Arnold Schwarzenegger who was not born in the US.

“Legendary action movie star and former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger may have been born in Austria — but make no mistake, he’s 100 percent American.

Appearing on SiriusXM’s “Opie With Jim Norton” radio show on Wednesday, Schwarzenegger proclaimed that he owes his entire career to the United States of America. The actor expressed his deep love for America after comedian Jim Norton asked if he had a desire to run for president, something he’s unable to do because he wasn’t born in the country.”

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2015/04/24/arnold-schwarzeneggers-epic-response-when-hes-asked-if-constitution-should-be-amended-so-he-can-run-for-president/

“something he’s unable to do because he wasn’t born in the country.”

This is in direct contradiction to Glenn Beck who believes that Ted Cruz is eligible.

From Citizen Wells March 25, 2015.

“At the time the US Constitution was drafted and ratified there were 2 classifications of citizens, natural born citizens and everyone else.

That is why non natural born citizens, just citizens, had to be grandfathered in to run for president.

The US Constitution states:

“no Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President . . . .”

There was no naturalization law and no naturalized citizens by law.

Natural born citizen was understood at the time and needed no further explanation.

However, a prominent historian and founding father, David Ramsay did, in the same year the Constitution was ratified, 1789, define natural born citizen.

From Citizen News March 25, 2015.

“Yes, the Glenn Beck Radio Show is mostly comedy. Occasionally they inject facts and outrage.
Glenn Beck once again insulted legal scholars and concerned Americans with his entertainment culture low information media use of “citizen” interchangeably with “natural born citizen.”
 “One of his parents is American. That’s all it takes. For the love of heaven, if illegal aliens can come to the America and give birth, and that birth child is a citizen, then so is Ted Cruz, for the love of heaven. Stop it!” Pat said. The Immigration and Nationality Act states that a person is a citizen by birth if they are born to a parent with U.S. citizenship, ”
Perhaps the explanation for Beck and his lackeys doing so comes from commenter JayJay.
Submitted on 2015/03/25 at 3:18 am
““no Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President . . . .”
Sadly, Americans are so lacking in grammar, they don’t get the significance of the comma after ‘states’.”

 

 

 

Thanks to great commenter bob strauss.

Confirmation of NC employment big lie, 5.4 percent unemployment and job growth touted, Reality is 4.5 plummet in participation rate, Greensboro area first in nation in hunger, 5.6 percent drop in percent of population employed, Immigrants got jobs

Confirmation of NC employment big lie, 5.4 percent unemployment and job growth touted, Reality is 4.5 plummet in participation rate, Greensboro area first in nation in hunger, 5.6 percent drop in percent of population employed, Immigrants got jobs

“The total number of working-age (16 to 65) immigrants (legal and illegal) holding a job in North Carolina increased by 313,000 from the first quarter of 2000 to the first quarter of 2014, while the number of working-age natives with a job declined by 32,000 over the same time.”…Center for Immigration Studies Aug 2014

“There’s no other way to say this. The official unemployment rate, which cruelly overlooks the suffering of the long-term and often permanently unemployed as well as the depressingly underemployed, amounts to a Big Lie.”…Gallup CEO Jim Clifton 

“In February 2015 there were 43,000 fewer white Americans employed, 354,000 more not in the labor force, 96,000 more employed and we added 295,000 jobs? Was Common Core math used?”…Citizen Wells

 

 

Smoke and mirrors may work for a while.

But sooner or later the smoke will dissipate.

Mirrors develop cracks.

So it is with the lies about the economy and jobs.

Just as in the US, the lies about the economy and jobs in NC will come to light.

From Citizen News April 24, 2015.

“The BLS reports a 5.4 percent unemployment rate for NC in March 2015.

The NC Dept. of Commerce reports a 5.4 percent unemployment rate for NC in March 2015.

The Charlotte Observer also reports a 5.4 percent unemployment rate for NC in March 2015.

“North Carolina’s unemployment rate rose a notch to 5.4 percent in March as tens of thousands of people entered the labor force in search of work.

The Labor and Economic Division of the N.C. Department of Commerce reported Tuesday that the unemployment rate rose one-tenth of a percentage point from 5.3 percent in February. A year ago, the state’s unemployment rate stood at 6.4 percent.”

“No mention of the fact that the NC labor force participation rate has plummeted 4.5 percent since January 2009 when Obama took office.”

Read more:

http://citizenwells.net/2015/04/24/nc-unemployment-rate-big-lie-bls-and-nc-commerce-dept-report-5-4-percent-march-2015-charlotte-observer-media-repeat-lie-no-mention-of-4-5-percent-plummet-in-participation-rate/

Now for the truth.

The NC labor force participation rate has plummeted 4.5 percent since January 2009 when Obama took office.

The employment to population rate has plummeted 5.6 percent since the Democrats took control of both US houses in Jan 2007.

From the Greensboro News Record April 18, 2015.

“Another poll has ranked the Greensboro-High Point metropolitan area as among the hungriest in the country.

Only this time, the Gallup poll commissioned by the Food Research and Action Center in 2014 ranks the area No. 1 for people who had difficulties securing food, based on a percentage of the total population.

North Carolina placed eighth overall, with Mississippi at the top of the rankings. Louisiana was second, followed by West Virginia.”

http://www.news-record.com/news/local_news/greensboro-high-point-top-nationwide-hunger-list/article_88828c52-e568-11e4-9b5b-db55afd7f635.html

From the Center for Immigration Studies August 2014.

“Who Got the Jobs in North Carolina?”

“Natives accounted for most of the growth in population, but all employment growth went to immigrants”

Among the findings:

  • The total number of working-age (16 to 65) immigrants (legal and illegal) holding a job in North Carolina increased by 313,000 from the first quarter of 2000 to the first quarter of 2014, while the number of working-age natives with a job declined by 32,000 over the same time.
  • The fact that all of the long-term net gain in employment among the working-age went to immigrants is striking because natives accounted for 61 percent of the increase in the total size of the state’s working-age population.
  • In the first quarter of this year, only 64 percent of working-age natives in the state held a job. As recently as 2000, 74 percent of working-age natives in North Carolina were working.
  • Because the native working-age population in North Carolina grew significantly, but the share working actually fell, there were 720,000 more working-age natives not working in the first quarter of 2014 than in 2000 — a 56 percent increase.

Read more:

http://cis.org/all-north-carolina-employment-growth-since-2000-went-to-immigrants

 

 

 

 

Clinton foundation slush fund article from 2001 scrubbed, Rush Limbaugh quotes NY Times August 2013 article, NewsMax articles prior to 2007 scrubbed, Citizen Wells retrieved from Wayback, Dick Morris called it a slush fund

Clinton foundation slush fund article from 2001 scrubbed, Rush Limbaugh quotes NY Times August 2013 article, NewsMax articles prior to 2007 scrubbed, Citizen Wells retrieved from Wayback, Dick Morris called it a slush fund

“If the guilty and unrepentant get off easy, what type of
prosecution is this. It’s not time to blame the Independent
Counsel Law; blame the prosecutor who wouldn’t do his job.
Because of Kenneth W. Starr’s complicity, the most corrupt
administration in the history of the country continues with
no end in sight. God save us all.”…Christopher Ruddy, NewsMax July 1, 1999

“the Democratic Party overlooked the ethical red flags and made a pact with Mr. Clinton that was the equivalent of a pact with the devil. And he delivered. With Mr. Clinton at the controls, the party won the White House twice. But in the process it lost its bearings and maybe even its soul.”…Bob Herbert, NY Times February 26, 2001

“And if all others accepted the lie which the Party imposed
–if all records told the same tale–then the lie passed into
history and became truth. “Who controls the past,” ran the
Party slogan, “controls the future: who controls the present
controls the past.”…George Orwell, “1984″

 

 

I don’t get to listen to Rush Limbaugh as much as I want but I caught part of his show today.

This was fortuitous.

He was addressing the media exposing Hillary Clinton.

He then stated this:

“I went back and actually looked. The first story on this about the Clinton Family Foundation and it being a slush fund, started in August of 2013.  If the truth be known, the New York Times actually led the way on all of this.  They had a very long and detailed article on the Clinton Family Slush Fund Foundation way back in August of 2013.  It was called “Unease at Clinton Foundation Over Finances and Ambitions.”  We spoke about it at length when it came out in August of 2013. ”

http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2015/04/23/what_s_the_drive_by_media_doing

Perhaps the reason Rush Limbaugh thought this was the first article about the Clinton Foundation being a slush fund was because a much earlier one, from  February 9, 2001 was scrubbed by NewsMax. You know, the NewsMax owned by Christopher Ruddy who became friends with the Clintons in 2007.

“The following article can no longer be found at NewsMax. Apparently their archives only go back to 2007.

It was retrieved from the Wayback Machine and is therefore presented in it’s entirety.

From NewsMax February 9, 2001 via the Wayback Machine.

“Morris: Clinton Library Foundation Is a ‘Slush Fund’

“The William J. Clinton Presidential Foundation, which reportedly expects to raise $200 million to build a library to help memorialize the ex-president’s legacy, is nothing more than a ‘slush fund,’” says one-time Clinton confidant Dick Morris.

“First, let’s understand what the word ‘library’ means,” Morris told Fox News Channel’s Paula Zahn Thursday night.

“This is not a fund that will go for brick and mortar to build a building – and the contractors will spend the money and that’s it. It’s been rumored and reported that the amount that they have raised substantially, if not vastly, exceeds the amount needed to build the building.”

“This is a fund – in effect, a foundation, a kind of slush fund that Clinton will have for the rest of his life,” Morris charged.

“He’ll use [the money] for staff, he’ll use it for transportation, he’ll use it for all kinds of things that could be loosely identified as foundation business,” Morris explained.

“And basically, when you’re paying money to this foundation, you’re not just paying it for brick and mortar, you’re paying it for Bill Clinton’s upkeep.”

“This is going to be Clinton’s private, personal slush fund,” Morris told Zahn.

Last Friday Clinton told reporters that his foundation would contribute $300,000 to offset an anticipated $800,000 annual rent for his post-presidential office space, after Congress complained about the sky-high costs.”

http://citizenwells.net/2015/04/20/morris-clinton-library-foundation-is-a-slush-fund-newsmax-article-february-9-2001-dick-morris-hell-use-it-for-all-kinds-of-things-that-could-be-loosely-identified-as-foundation-business/

Now do you understand why I have been resurrecting these scrubbed articles from the Wayback Machine?

Feel free to inform Rush.

 

Hillary Clinton foundation charities refiling at least five annual tax returns, April 23, 2015, Errors in how they reported donations from foreign governments

Hillary Clinton foundation charities refiling at least five annual tax returns, April 23, 2015, Errors in how they reported donations from foreign governments

 

 

From Reuters April 23, 2015.

“Exclusive: Clinton charities will refile tax returns, audit for other errors

Hillary Clinton’s family’s charities are refiling at least five annual tax returns after a Reuters review found errors in how they reported donations from governments, and said they may audit other Clinton Foundation returns in case of other errors.

The foundation and its list of donors have been under intense scrutiny in recent weeks. Republican critics say the foundation makes Clinton, who is seeking the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016, vulnerable to undue influence. Her campaign team calls these claims “absurd conspiracy theories.”

The charities’ errors generally take the form of under-reporting or over-reporting, by millions of dollars, donations from foreign governments, or in other instances omitting to break out government donations entirely when reporting revenue, the charities confirmed to Reuters.

The errors, which have not been previously reported, appear on the form 990s that all non-profit organizations must file annually with the Internal Revenue Service to maintain their tax-exempt status. A charity must show copies of the forms to anyone who wants to see them to understand how the charity raises and spends money.”

“For three years in a row beginning in 2010, the Clinton Foundation reported to the IRS that it received zero in funds from foreign and U.S. governments, a dramatic fall-off from the tens of millions of dollars in foreign government contributions reported in preceding years.

Those entries were errors, according to the foundation: several foreign governments continued to give tens of millions of dollars toward the foundation’s work on climate change and economic development through this three-year period. Those governments were identified on the foundation’s annually updated donor list, along with broad indications of how much each had cumulatively given since they began donating.”

Read more:

http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/04/23/us-usa-election-clinton-taxes-exclusive-idUSKBN0NE0CA20150423

 

Hillary Clinton and Clinton foundation… dealing with the devil, Clintons wield much power, Christopher Ruddy went from Clintons critic to friend, NY Times Bob Herbert wrote in 2001 Democratic Party made the equivalent of a pact with the devil, Ruddy reported it

Hillary Clinton and Clinton foundation… dealing with the devil, Clintons wield much power, Christopher Ruddy went from Clintons critic to friend, NY Times Bob Herbert wrote in 2001 Democratic Party made the equivalent of a pact with the devil, Ruddy reported it

“If the guilty and unrepentant get off easy, what type of
prosecution is this. It’s not time to blame the Independent
Counsel Law; blame the prosecutor who wouldn’t do his job.
Because of Kenneth W. Starr’s complicity, the most corrupt
administration in the history of the country continues with
no end in sight. God save us all.”…Christopher Ruddy, NewsMax July 1, 1999

“the Democratic Party overlooked the ethical red flags and made a pact with Mr. Clinton that was the equivalent of a pact with the devil. And he delivered. With Mr. Clinton at the controls, the party won the White House twice. But in the process it lost its bearings and maybe even its soul.”…Bob Herbert, NY Times February 26, 2001

Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follows.”…George Orwell, “1984”

 

 

If you make a deal with Hillary Clinton or the Clinton Foundation you likely are making a deal with the devil.

clinton_devil

Christopher Ruddy, who wrote many hard hittings articles about the Clintons and Vincent Foster death, became friends with the Clintons in 2007.

The NewsMax business that Ruddy created, has no archives before 2007 despite many articles for many years about the Clintons.

Coincidence?

Here is some background.

From Citizen News April 17, 2015.

“Let’s review the history of NewsMax.

From ConWebWatch May 30, 2002.

“NewsMax has lost a lot of money. Nearly $11 million, in fact, since the site’s launch in 1998. NewsMax lost roughly $8.4 million of that in 2000 and 2001.”

“Richard Mellon Scaife has a stake in NewsMax. According to the prospectus, Scaife owns about 7.2 percent of NewsMax Media”

Read more

From Politico August 2, 2014.

“Ruddy and the late former New York City Mayor Ed Koch helped broker a July 2007 meeting with Scaife and the former president in the Clinton Foundation’s Harlem office, and Scaife donated more than $100,000 to the foundation. Still, Scaife raised eyebrows by praising Hillary Clinton during her 2008 campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination, and his Tribune-Review later endorsed her over Barack Obama ahead of the Pennsylvania primary.”

Read more
From Joseph Farah of WND March 27, 2012.

“Newsmax’s Chris Ruddy was once a very good friend of mine.

I thought I knew him well.”

“He began to write a series of penetrating articles about the mysterious death of Vincent Foster and was, in a matter of weeks, let go. Why? Because Murdoch had important business with the Clinton administration and didn’t need the headaches Ruddy was presenting him with.

For the next year or so, I did everything in my power to help Ruddy pursue that story and others involving the Clinton scandals. When the New York Times Magazine did a story about “The Clinton Haters,” Ruddy and I were in the middle of it. When Hillary Clinton talked about “the vast right-wing media conspiracy,” we were in the middle of it – along with a guy named Dick Scaife.

Unlike Ruddy and me, Scaife had money – lots of it. He soon hired Ruddy to pursue the Clinton scandals at his newspaper, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

I warned Ruddy about Scaife. I never trusted him. I told Ruddy he would compromise his values if he went to work for Scaife. He didn’t listen.

Today, Dick Scaife and Chris Ruddy own Newsmax – some would suggest my competition.”

“The point is simple. There are many people today who are profiting from their allegedly “conservative” credentials. But some of them – like my old friend Chris Ruddy – have become part of the problem. They haven’t just “compromised,” they’ve gone over to the dark side. In fact, some of them are playing both sides against the middle in an indecent grasp to be part of the establishment.

I just thought you should know.”
Read more

Follow the money.

Sadly, moneyed interests control most of the “information” that used to be called journalism.

And the Clintons control lots of money and moneyed interests.”

http://citizenwells.net/2015/04/17/vincent-foster-death-coverup-investigations-reports-books-christopher-ruddy-journalist-businessman-opportunist-journalism-dead-in-us-ruddy-goes-from-exposing-clinton-chicanery-to-lauding-and-co/

From Citizen News April 19, 2015.

From NewsMax February 26, 2001 via the Wayback Machine.

“New York Times Left-Winger: Shun Corrupt Clinton

Bob Herbert, identified today by Fox News Channel as the most liberal columnist at the New York Times, is belatedly joining in on the anti-Clinton bandwagon. But his vehemence is making up for his tardiness.

Herbert writes today that the Democratic Party made “the equivalent of a pact with the devil” in supporting Clinton and “in the process it lost its bearings and maybe even its soul.”

“Now, with the stench of yet another scandal polluting the political atmosphere, some of Mr. Clinton’s closest associates and supporters are acknowledging what his enemies have argued for years – the man is so thoroughly corrupt it’s frightening.

http://citizenwells.net/2015/04/19/democratic-party-made-the-equivalent-of-a-pact-with-the-devil-in-supporting-clinton-and-in-the-process-it-lost-its-bearings-and-maybe-even-its-soul-newsmax-article-february-26-2001-bob-herb/

Christopher Ruddy published this on July 1, 1999.

“If the guilty and unrepentant get off easy, what type of
prosecution is this. It’s not time to blame the Independent
Counsel Law; blame the prosecutor who wouldn’t do his job.
Because of Kenneth W. Starr’s complicity, the most corrupt
administration in the history of the country continues with
no end in sight. God save us all.”

http://citizenwells.net/2015/04/19/kenneth-starr-the-clintons-accomplice-newsmax-article-july-1-1999-christopher-ruddy-because-of-kenneth-w-starrs-complicity-the-most-corrupt-administration-in-the-history-of-the-country-conti/

Did Ruddy sell his soul or as Joseph Farah stated:

“But some of them – like my old friend Chris Ruddy – have become part of the problem. They haven’t just “compromised,” they’ve gone over to the dark side.”

“Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely.”…Lord Acton

Newsweek Enemies of Hillary Clinton waiting to discredit her bid for the White House, One of biggest benefactors to Clinton Foundation has been trading with Iran, Breach of US sanctions?

Newsweek Enemies of Hillary Clinton waiting to discredit her bid for the White House, One of biggest benefactors to Clinton Foundation has been trading with Iran, Breach of US sanctions?

“The enemies of Hillary Clinton should include lovers of the truth and America.”…Citizen Wells

“If the guilty and unrepentant get off easy, what type of
prosecution is this. It’s not time to blame the Independent
Counsel Law; blame the prosecutor who wouldn’t do his job.
Because of Kenneth W. Starr’s complicity, the most corrupt
administration in the history of the country continues with
no end in sight. God save us all.”…Christopher Ruddy, NewsMax July 1, 1999

Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follows.”…George Orwell, “1984”

 

From NewsWeek April 20, 2015.

“Hillary Clinton’s Big Benefactor Has Trade Links with Iran”

“Enemies of Hillary Clinton waiting to discredit her bid for the White House are likely to seize on news that one of the biggest benefactors to the Clinton Foundation has been trading with Iran and may be in breach of US sanctions imposed on the country.

Ukrainian oligarch Victor Pinchuk, 54, has courted the Clintons for at least nine years – in the United States, the Alps and Ukraine.

Earlier this year, he was confirmed as the largest individual contributor to the Clinton Foundation, whose aims include the creation of “economic opportunity and growth”. He also has links to the Tony Blair Foundation and represented its biggest single donor in 2013.

The fourth richest man in Ukraine, Pinchuk owns Interpipe Group, a Cyprus-incorporated manufacturer of seamless pipes used in oil and gas sectors.
Newsweek has seen declarations and documents from Ukraine that show a series of shipments from Interpipe to Iran in 2011 and 2012, including railway parts and products commonly used in the oil and gas sectors.

Among a number of high-value invoices for products related to rail or oil and gas, one shipment for $1.8m (1.7m) in May 2012 was for “seamless hot-worked steel pipes for pipelines” and destined for a city near the Caspian Sea.

Both the rail and oil and gas sectors are sanctioned by the US, which specifically prohibits any single invoice to the Iranian petrochemical industry worth more than $1m.

However, US sanctions laws are complex and, in certain areas, ill-defined. Interpipe may qualify for penalties due to the mere presence on American soil of North American Interpipe Inc, its United States subsidiary.

The US authorities can also penalise non-American companies with no base in the US at all which it judges to be working counter to its foreign policy, as happened to Zhuhai Zhenrong, a Chinese oil company, in 2012.

Being denied access to US markets and the US banking system could prove catastrophic to Interpipe, given that accountancy giant Ernst & Young has raised questions over its viability.

The person in charge of this list of non-US companies is the Secretary of State, who between 2009 to 2013 – the period during which Pinchuk’s company was trading with Iran – was Hillary Clinton.”

http://www.newsweek.com/2015/04/24/hillary-clinton-runs-white-house-and-row-over-ukrainian-benefactors-trade-322253.html