Monthly Archives: June 2016

Blagojevich resentencing August 9, 2016?, US Supreme Court decision to throw out bribery conviction of former Virginia governor unlikely to help, Judge Zagel had scheduled Rod Blagojevich resentencing for June 30

Blagojevich resentencing August 9, 2016?, US Supreme Court decision to throw out bribery conviction of former Virginia governor unlikely to help, Judge Zagel had scheduled Rod Blagojevich resentencing for June 30

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

 

August 9, 2016

Blagojevich sentence upheld.

https://citizenwells.com/2016/08/09/rod-blagojevich-resentencing-august-9-2016-blagojevich-apologizes-for-actions-and-weeps-sentence-upheld/

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The resentencing of Rod Blagojevich had been scheduled by Judge Zagel for June 30, 2016.

A motion that appeared on Judge Zagel’s calendar yesterday for today has disappeared.

From Canmua June 28, 2016.

“Supreme Court ruling unlikely to affect Blagojevich resentencing”

“A unanimous U.S. Supreme Court decision Monday to throw out the bribery conviction of a former Virginia governor will play little role in the ongoing legal odyssey of Rod Blagojevich, the former Illinois governor’s lawyer said.

“It really doesn’t change anything,” said Blagojevich’s lawyer, Leonard Goodman. “I don’t think this will be a primary focus.”

Blagojevich has served more than four years in a federal prison in Colorado for misusing his powers as governor in an array of shakedown schemes, most famously for his alleged attempts to sell the Senate seat vacated by Barack Obama after his 2008 election as president.

In March, the Supreme Court declined to hear Blagojevich’s appeal of a 14-year prison sentence. A federal appeals court last year dismissed several counts against the former governor and ordered he be resentenced, but the three-judge panel called the evidence against him “overwhelming” and made it clear he will likely remain locked up for years to come. Blagojevich is scheduled to be resentenced Aug. 9.

While the case of another former governor, Bob McDonnell of Virginia, offers tempting parallels, the high court’s ruling will not do much to shape the legal strategy in the Blagojevich proceedings, Goodman said.

The Supreme Court vacated the 2014 conviction on fraud and extortion charges against McDonnell, who accepted more than $165,000 in loans and gifts from a wealthy businessman. The high court’s opinion hinged on the definition of what should be considered an “official act” of a public official. The Supreme Court ruled that while McDonnell’s actions were “distasteful” and “tawdry,” the government overreached in its “boundless interpretation of the federal bribery statute.”

But the “official act” element does not apply in the Blagojevich case, Goodman said.

“Those legal issues are not really front and center at the resentencing,” Goodman said. “That’s really our main focus right now: trying to bring him home to his family.”

Still, Goodman said, “There’s some irony in the fact that a guy who did take loans and gifts of cars and watches, his case is overturned, and Blagojevich never did any of that.”

“There is some concern about the overreaching,” Goodman said.

Goodman said he had not spoken to Blagojevich about the McDonnell ruling.”

Read more:

http://canmua.net/virginia/supreme-court-ruling-unlikely-to-affect-blagojevich-resentencing-977353.html

From CNN JUne 27, 2016.

“Supreme Court vacates former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell’s conviction”

“The Supreme Court on Monday unanimously threw out the conviction of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell.

The 8-0 decision left open the possibility for McDonnell to be retried, but in the meantime, his conviction was vacated.
McDonnell, once a rising star in Republican politics, was convicted on federal corruption charges in 2014. He was found guilty of violating the law when he received, gifts, money and loans from Jonnie R. Williams, the CEO of a Virginia-based company, in exchange for official acts seen as favorable to Williams and his business.
The case centered around the question of what constitutes the scope of an “official action” under federal corruption law.
Writing for the court, Chief Justice John Roberts set a clear definition of the term and how it can be used in corruption convictions.
“In sum, an ‘official act’ is a decision or action on a ‘question, matter, cause, suit, proceeding or controversy,” Roberts wrote. “Setting up a meeting, talking to another official, or organizing an event (or agreeing to do so) — without more — does not fit that definition of an official act.”
He also said that political corruption can still be prosecuted by the government, and noted that McDonnell’s actions were “distasteful.”
“There is no doubt that this case is distasteful; it may be worse than that,” Roberts wrote. “But our concern is not with tawdry tales of Ferraris, Rolexes, and ball gowns. It is instead with the broader legal implications of the government’s boundless interpretation of the federal bribery statute. A more limited interpretation of the term ‘official act’ leaves ample room for prosecuting corruption, while comporting with the text of the statute and the precedent of this court.”
The impact should extend far beyond McDonnell’s conviction, said Steve Vladeck, CNN contributor and professor of law at American University Washington College of Law.
“Today’s ruling should clarify — and dramatically narrow –the scope of federal anti-corruption law, and could open the door to challenges from a number of other former public officials convicted under these federal laws, including Gov. McDonnell’s wife, Maureen, former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, and others.””
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Hillary Clinton continuation of Obama lies hidden records and corruption ties, Webster Hubbell Hillary and Bill Clinton crony, Hillary partner and collaborator, Newsmax “Hubbell knows where the bodies are buried”

Hillary Clinton continuation of Obama lies hidden records and corruption ties, Webster Hubbell Hillary and Bill Clinton crony, Hillary partner and collaborator, Newsmax “Hubbell knows where the bodies are buried”

“By July 1993, the Clintons and their associates had established
a pattern of concealment with respect to the Clintons’ involvement
with Whitewater and the Madison S&L. Because of the complexity
of the allegations of misdeeds involving these institutions, documents
and files are critical to any inquiries into the matter. Yet,
at every important turn, crucial files and documents ‘‘disappeared’’
or were withheld from scrutiny whenever questions were raised.…Senate Whitewater report June 13, 1996

“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

 

As part of my efforts to resurrect scrubbed articles about Hillary Clinton and inform the American public I present another Newsmax article.

Hillary’s lies and efforts to keep her records hidden are reminiscent of Obama’s. But so are her ties to criminals and corruption.

From Newsmax November 17, 1998 via Citizen News.

“”Hubbell Knows Where the Bodies Are Buried”

Sam Smith
November 17, 1998
Washington–When Webster Hubbell was indicted yet again — this time on 15 counts stemming from allegedly criminal legal work he did with Hillary Clinton — the Associated Press described the major Whitewater crook as a “former golf buddy of the president’s” and Reuters called him “a confidant and golfing partner.”
Thus do major media continue to distort the scandals of the Clinton machine — building up trivial targets such as Linda Tripp and minimizing central figures such as Hubbell. Here are a few of the things worth knowing about this central figure:

— Hubbell’s relationship with the Clintons goes back to the 1970s. In fact, Webster Hubbell’s father-in-law, Seth Ward (another mystery figure in the Whitewater saga) was one of the members of the Little Rock Airport Commission that hired Hillary as its lawyer in 1978 after dumping another attorney.

— In 1983, Hubbell, Hillary, and her purported lover Vince Foster joined in an investment scheme that named each other (rather than their spouses) as beneficiaries, according to Clinton biographer Roger Morris.

— In the mid-1980s Hubbell helped to draft the legislation that allowed the later notorious Arkansas Development Finance Authority to take over most of the best state bond business. The bonds, involving hundreds of millions of dollars, were personally approved by Clinton and his cronies with the details handled by the brokerage firm of subsequently jailed drug distributor and Roger Clinton drug debt underwriter Dan Lasater. AFDA became a political piggy bank for Clinton’s friends or, as we say these days, his golf buddies.

— According to Morris, Hubbell, Hillary, and Foster “staged a veritable coup to wrest control of the Rose Law firm in 1988.”

— In February 1993, TPR reported, “As Clinton was fumbling around trying to find an attorney general, the Justice Department was under the watchful, albeit highly unofficial, eye of Webb Hubbell, Hillary Clinton’s former law partner.

Hubbell is also a close buddy of Clinton’s. Back when Clinton decided it was time for a state ethics commission, he appointed Hubbell to it. After the state house of representatives passed strong ethics legislation, it got hung up in the state senate. Thereupon, according to the New York Times last spring, Clinton, Hubbell and others rewrote the legislation to exempt the governor from some of its most rigorous provisions. …. Hubbell also was the lawyer for Park on Meter, a parking meter manufacturer in Russellville, Arkansas, which received the first industrial development loan (for $2.75 million) from the Arkansas Development Finance Authority in 1985. It has been suspected that POM was doing a lot more than making parking meters — specifically that it had secret federal contracts to make components of chemical and biological weapons and devices to carry them on C-130s for the Contras.”

— Charles R. Smith of Softwar newsletter reported recently that “Republican insiders are grumbling” that their efforts to investigate Webster Hubbell’s involvement in the handling of encryption technology has been blocked “because the secret National Security Agency is threatening to retaliate against Hill members.” At issue is Hubbell’s role in the Clipper chip fiasco in which the NSA-pushed “bug on chip” was to be required on all telephones, faxes and computer modems. Softwar quoted a Republican Capitol Hill staff member as saying that the NSA ‘does not want Hubbell investigated.’ The NSA has quietly threatened to ‘out any congressional member like Burton’ who mentions Hubbell with encryption and China.

— Hubbell was eventually convicted not of some offense the Washington establishment now regards as trivial — such as lying to a grand jury or obstruction of justice — but of the real crime of tax evasion and mail fraud involving the theft of nearly a half million dollars from his partners at the Rose firm and failing to pay nearly $150,000 in taxes.

— After quitting the Justice Department and before going to jail, Hubbell was a busy man. He met with Hillary Clinton, and followed up by getting together with major scandal figures John Huang, James Riady, and Ng Lapseng. Riady and Huang went to the White House every day from June 21 to June 25, 1994 according to White House records. Hubbell had breakfast and lunch with Riady on June 23.

Four days later — and one week after Hubbell’s meeting with Hillary — the Hong Kong Chinese Bank, jointly owed by Lippo and the Chinese intelligence services, sent $100,000 to Hubbell. Huang, incidentally, formerly worked for the Hong Kong Chinese Bank. Hubbell also received $400,000 from other sources.

— Three weeks later, according to the Washington Weekly, Huang began working for the Commerce Department, receiving numerous top secret intelligence briefings and making extraordinary use of the fax machine at a Stephens Inc office across the street from Commerce.

— Here is the president’s response to a news conference question about whether the Lippo Group’s hiring of Webb Hubbell after he resigned from the Justice Department and shortly before he went to jail wasn’t a bit suspicious. For your benefit, we have numbered Clinton’s denials: “(1)Well, first of all, I didn’t know about it. (2) To the best of my recollection, I didn’t know anything about his having that job until I read about it in the press. (3) And I can’t imagine who could have ever arranged to do something improper like that and no one around here knows about it. (4) And I can tell you categorically that that did not happen. (5) I knew nothing about it — no — none of us did — before it happened. (6) And I didn’t personally know anything about it till I read about it in the press . . . (7) And I am just telling you it’s not so.”

— Although supposedly cooperating with the independent prosecutor, Hubbell has never revealed what he did for Lippo, telling a 1996 congressional hearing only that “nobody promised me a damn thing.”

— Hubbell was accused of other cons after his departure from the Justice Department. LA controller Rick Tuttle charged that Hubbell defrauded the city by submitting consulting bills that were “materially false” and which “greatly exaggerates the services provided.” The LA contract — dreamed up by some Clintonistas — was one of the sweetheart deals provided Hubbell to help him wile away the time before going to jail.”

Read more:

http://citizenwells.net/2016/06/26/hillary-clinton-webster-hubbell-criminal-ties-newsmax-hubbell-knows-where-the-bodies-are-buried-november-17-1998-hillary-and-hubbell-rose-law-firm-webster-hubbell-convictions-and-collaboratio/

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Hillary and Obama records hidden, Clinton State Dept. calendar missing scores of entries, Obama senate and personal records hidden, Do you really want another Liar in Chief?

Hillary and Obama records hidden, Clinton State Dept. calendar missing scores of entries, Obama senate and personal records hidden, Do you really want another Liar in Chief?

“By July 1993, the Clintons and their associates had established
a pattern of concealment with respect to the Clintons’ involvement
with Whitewater and the Madison S&L. Because of the complexity
of the allegations of misdeeds involving these institutions, documents
and files are critical to any inquiries into the matter. Yet,
at every important turn, crucial files and documents ‘‘disappeared’’
or were withheld from scrutiny whenever questions were raised.…Senate Whitewater report June 13, 1996

“I watched her on countless occasions blatantly lie to the American people and knowingly lie.”…Linda Tripp

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

 

 

From the AP via the Greensboro News Record June 24, 2016.

“Clinto’s State Dept. calendar missing scores of entries”

“An Associated Press review of the official calendar Hillary Clinton kept as secretary of state identified at least 75 meetings with longtime political donors, loyalists, Clinton Foundation contributors and corporate and other outside interests that were not recorded or were listed without the names of those she met.

The missing entries raise new questions about how Clinton and her inner circle handled government records documenting her State Department tenure — in this case, why the official chronology of her four-year term does not closely mirror other more detailed records of her daily meetings.

At a time when Clinton’s private email system is under scrutiny by an FBI criminal investigation, the calendar omissions reinforce concerns that she sought to eliminate the “risk of the personal being accessible” — as she wrote in an email exchange that she failed to turn over to the Obama administration but was subsequently uncovered in a top aide’s inbox.

The AP found the calendar omissions by comparing the 1,500-page historical record of Clinton’s daily activities as secretary of state with separate planning schedules often supplied to Clinton by aides in advance of each day’s events. The AP obtained the planning schedules as part of its federal lawsuit against the State Department. At least 114 outsiders who met with Clinton were not listed in her calendar, the AP’s review found.

Clinton’s State Department calendar omitted the identities of a dozen top Wall Street and business leaders who met with her during a private breakfast at the New York Stock Exchange in September 2009, minutes before she appeared in public at the exchange to ring the market’s ceremonial opening bell.

State Department planning schedules from the same day listed the names of all Clinton’s breakfast guests — most of whose firms had lobbied the government and donated to her family’s global charity, the Clinton Foundation. The event was closed to the press and merited only a brief mention in her calendar, which omitted all the names — among them Blackstone Group Chairman Steven Schwarzman, PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi and then-New York Bank of Mellon CEO Robert Kelly.

The missing or heavily edited entries in Clinton’s calendar also omitted private dinners with political donors, policy sessions with groups of corporate leaders and “drop-bys” with old Clinton campaign hands. Among those whose names were omitted from her calendar were longtime adviser Sidney Blumenthal, lobbyist and former Clinton White House chief of staff Thomas “Mack” McLarty and Clinton campaign bundler Haim Saban.

The AP first sought Clinton’s calendar and schedules from the State Department in August 2013, but the agency would not acknowledge even that it had the material. After nearly two years of delay, the AP sued the State Department in March 2015. The department agreed in a court filing last August to turn over Clinton’s calendar, and provided the documents in November. After noticing discrepancies between Clinton’s calendar and some schedules, the AP pressed in court for all of Clinton’s planning material. The U.S. has released about one-third of those planners to the AP, so far.

The State Department censored both sets of documents for national security and other reasons, but those changes were made after the documents were turned over to the State Department at the end of Clinton’s tenure.”

Read more:

http://www.greensboro.com/news/us_world_ap/clinton-s-state-dept-calendar-missing-scores-of-entries/article_116f5727-a91d-5631-a03d-f1e0f0d1d210.html

From Citizen Wells April 7, 2008.

“What is Obama hiding? What was Obama doing on November 4, 1999? What was Obama doing when he was not attending Illinois Senate sessions?

Obama claims that he either did not have records or that they remain with the official senate records. Barack Obama was not present for the senate session on November 4, 1999. Obama must have had his own appointment book or other personal records. Obama must have kept records for tax purposes. Here are some of the responses Obama has given when asked to supply records of his activities:

“I have no idea. I mean [muffled on recording]. I really don’t. Again, I did not have at my disposal. I wasn’t preparing for the Obama state senatorial library.”
“The problem is whatever remaining documents I have are inevitably incomplete. And then the questions going to be, where’s this or where’s that. Once I start heading down that road, then it puts me in a position that could end up being misleading. I don’t want to mislead people. I don’t know the extent of the records that I have as a state senator.”
“And so, you know, what I think, what I think, is not, doesn’t make sense is to say, to able to take credit for whatever Clinton Administration successes that she wants, and then selectively distance herself from any Clinton Administration failures, and not have some sort of public record that allows people to get a sense of that. Now, my sense is that this is information that, if they wanted to accelerate the process, so that it was available before this election, they could get it out there.”
“We have just gone through one of the most secretive administrations in our history, and not releasing, I think, these records at the same time, Hillary, as you’re making the claim that this is the basis for your experience, I think, is a problem.”
“We did not keep those records.”
“The stuff that I did not keep has to do with, for example, my schedule. I didn’t have a schedule. I was a state senator. I wasn’t intending to have the Barack Obama State Senate Library. I didn’t have 50 or 500 people to, to help me archive these issues.”
“Nobody has requested specific documents.”
“I don’t know.” Where, where are the—where are your records? (My note – This is the response I get from many Obama supporters.)

“We had one district director. I had one staff person, so, you know, we didn’t have some elaborate sort of system. I didn’t at my disposal millions of dollars and potentially multiple staff people to conduct an archive. Now keep in mind, it is apples and oranges. First of all, I’m not the one who has made this an issue. We saw during the debate, Senator Clinton was asked about it and the suggestion was somehow they’ve done all they could. And my simple point was, I don’t think there is some smoking gun in these archives or something, or some damning evidence. The only point that I’ve made is that, you know, Senator Clinton continues to base her claim on experience, in part, in substantial part, on her role as first lady, because if her, you know, experience was just based on her tenure as an elected official, it’s thinner than mine. So, I think it’s fair for people to ask, you know, what exactly was she doing, if that’s a substantial claim that she is making. So, I’m not interested in playing a game of gotcha, where I think there is evidence of something. I’m assuming most of this stuff is pretty mundane, you know, stuff. But what we do know is that she was involved in health care. Based on the questions you just asked me, or [New York Times reporter Jeff] Zeleny just asked me today, there’s this sense of, well, yeah, I was in charge of health care, but the fact that it didn’t work out, wasn’t my fault. That, we’ve at least got a public record that she was involved. From that point forward, we really have no idea what she was involved in. And so, you know, what I think, what I think, is not, doesn’t make sense is to say, to able to take credit for whatever Clinton Administration successes that she wants, and then selectively distance herself from any Clinton Administration failures, and not have some sort of public record that allows people to get a sense of that. Now, my sense is that this is information that, if they wanted to accelerate the process, so that it was available before this election, they could get it out there.”

Any rational objective person reading Obama’s responses to being asked about his records has got to see a red flag.

Couple Obama’s evasive posture with the lies he has told, his hypocrisy and suspect associations, his being absent from the Illinois Senate on November 4, 1999 and Larry Sinclair’s allegations of a drug and sex encounter between November 3 to November 8, 1999, One has to demand some straight answers.

Larry Sinclair has some credibility issues.

Barack Obama has some credibility issues.

Larry sinclair has been attacked personally for the allegations he made. I have been attacked personally for asking simple questions. The more Larry is attacked and the more I am attacked, the more I am convinced that Obama is hiding something.

Larry Sinclair filed a complaint in District Court of Washington DC. Larry’s complaint states that multiple lies have been told about him. Recently, Judge Kennedy approved the subpoenas that Larry’s side had requested. Here is a copy of the judge’s approval:”

https://citizenwells.com/2008/04/07/obama-records-obama-senate-records-obama-personal-records-larry-sinclair-november-4-1999-subpoena/

Do you really want another Liar in Chief?

 

More here:

https://citizenwells.com

Clintons media advantage, Hillary’s Greed Covered Up by Press Before Election, NewsMax March 19, 2001, Mainstream press kept Hillary’s record for using taxpayer resources to feather her own nest a secret during last year’s election campaign

Clintons media advantage, Hillary’s Greed Covered Up by Press Before Election, NewsMax March 19, 2001, Mainstream press kept Hillary’s record for using taxpayer resources to feather her own nest a secret during last year’s election campaign

“Millions of cretinous and amoral Americans still admire Bill and Hillary Clinton, the two foulest amoral slimebags that have ever besmirched the White House. These two foulmouthed and lying psychopaths have been, and still are, blindly supported by masses of non-clinical morons, diehard Democrats, and whorish liberal journalists and their editors.

The Clintons’ habitual lies, gutter language, anti-Semitic outbursts, and anti-black slurs have been documented by reliable writers but have been — and still are — routinely suppressed by the so-called liberal media.”…Reinhold Aman, Ph.D.

“By July 1993, the Clintons and their associates had established
a pattern of concealment with respect to the Clintons’ involvement
with Whitewater and the Madison S&L. Because of the complexity
of the allegations of misdeeds involving these institutions, documents
and files are critical to any inquiries into the matter. Yet,
at every important turn, crucial files and documents ‘‘disappeared’’
or were withheld from scrutiny whenever questions were raised.…Senate Whitewater report June 13, 1996

“I watched her on countless occasions blatantly lie to the American people and knowingly lie.”…Linda Tripp

 

The mainstream media is doing their best, as they have in the past, to cover for Hillary Clinton and attack her opponents. This time Donald Trump.

I am doing my part to resurrect articles about Hillary that have been scrubbed from the internet.

Here is another one.

From NewsMax March 19, 2001 via Citizen News.

“Hillary’s Greed Covered Up by Press Before Election

It’s too bad that the mainstream press kept Hillary Clinton’s
record for using taxpayer resources to feather her own nest a
secret from New Yorkers during last year’s election campaign.

After she was safely ensconced in her U.S. Senate seat, the dam
broke on Mrs. Clinton’s financial gluttoney, much to the surprise
of New York voters, if not NewsMax.com readers.

First came the reports that New York’s new senator had snagged
an $8 million book deal – a blatant conflict of interest given
that the Senate has regulatory power over her publisher’s parent
company.

Then America learned that Hillary had solicited friends through
a furniture fund of sort, whereby donors could buy her all sorts
of pricey goods through a bridal-like registery at her favorite
department store. (Denise Rich donated a $7,000 couch.)

Next came news that the sticky-fingered first lady had made off
with all sorts of furnishings when she departed the White House –
pieces donated by folks who thought they were helping to
redecorate “The People’s House.”

What a shame none of this news broke before New Yorkers
installed Hillary in the Senate, where she’s keeping up the fine
family tradition of cashing in at every turn.

Today New Yorkers awoke to discover they’ll be picking up the
cool half-million-dollar annual tab for Mrs. Clinton’s Manhattan
Senate office, which makes it the most expensive congressional
digs in the country.

“She’s like royalty. She’s the ex-president’s wife. She lived in
the White House for eight years, for crying out loud,” one real
estate agent told the New York Post, which first reported Mrs.
Clinton’s gold-plated rental. (See the full Post report on
NewsMax.com’s main page.)

Looking back, wouldn’t it have been nice if a reporter or two
had spent a moment before the election revisiting Cattlegate –
just so New Yorkers might have had a clue as to what they were
getting themselves into.

Would it have been too much to ask of the journalists Mrs.
Clinton deigned to speak to that they inquire about the lies she
told in 1994, regarding that scandal, in a press conference where
she claimed to have turned $1,000 into $100,000 by reading the
Wall Street Journal?

Or how about a story that foreshadowed in spades Mrs. Clinton’s
cavalier attitude toward the hard-earned money of New York
taxpayers.

When NewsMax revisted reports nine months before the election
that Hillary had personally bilked New Yorkers out of $100,000 in
education funds way back in 1991, the establishment press kept
obediently silent.

Personal entreaties to newspaper editors went nowhere, despite
the fact that some of their own reporters had broken the story in
1994 and covered it again in 1996, when New York governor George
Pataki launched an official investigation.

How unfortunate that New York voters weren’t told how Hillary
aced a sweetheart deal 10 years ago that allowed her to collect
$8,000 a month from the state’s taxpayers, courtesy of a
bureacratic boondoggle created by New York’s then-Democratic
governor Mario Cuomo.

It was called “The National Center on Education and the Economy”
and Hillary milked it for all she could until her husband
announced he was seeking the White House.

Investigators never did figure out just what Sen. Clinton did
for all that money. There were no time sheets or any other record
of her labors. Unless you count travel expenses, for which she
was reimbursed an additional $11,000.

Perhaps the establishment press thought it would be unfair to
report this sort of thing before the election – lest Americans
get the impression their first lady was, well, a money-obsessed,
greedy gold digger with a sense of entitlement Queen Victoria
would have envied.

Better New York voters learn that now, when it’s too late.”

http://citizenwells.net/2016/06/19/hillarys-greed-covered-up-by-press-before-election-newsmax-march-19-2001-mainstream-press-kept-hillarys-record-for-using-taxpayer-resources-to-feather-her-own-nest-a-secret-during-last-years/

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Donald Trump birthday and biography, June 14, 2016, Trump Greensboro rally, Lies about racism continue, Ben Stein “Mr. Trump is saying let’s all stand together as Americans. I have not heard a racist word out of that man’s mouth.”

Donald Trump birthday and biography, June 14, 2016, Trump Greensboro rally, Lies about racism continue, Ben Stein “Mr. Trump is saying let’s all stand together as Americans. I have not heard a racist word out of that man’s mouth.”

“Mr. Trump is saying let’s all stand together as Americans. I have not heard a racist word out of that man’s mouth.”…Ben Stein

“Millions of cretinous and amoral Americans still admire Bill and Hillary Clinton, the two foulest amoral slimebags that have ever besmirched the White House. These two foulmouthed and lying psychopaths have been, and still are, blindly supported by masses of non-clinical morons, diehard Democrats, and whorish liberal journalists and their editors.

The Clintons’ habitual lies, gutter language, anti-Semitic outbursts, and anti-black slurs have been documented by reliable writers but have been — and still are — routinely suppressed by the so-called liberal media.”…Reinhold Aman, Ph.D.

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

 

 

People have been lined up since last night for the Donald Trump rally at the Greensboro Coliseum.

Concurrently the lies continue about Trump and his being a racist.

Here is an example from the Greensboro News Record.

“I think these women are confused. Donald Trump uses veterans. He does not support them. He would never have come through with any of the “charitable” donations that he promised ito veterans groups f the media hadn’t called him out on it. When they did, he attacked them. If you actually listen to Trump, he can change his position within the same day. He is, however, consistently racist and sexist. The only thing that he has been good at is looking out for himself and his money.”

http://www.greensboro.com//news/government/elections/libertarian-going-to-greensboro-trump-rally-with-hopes-of-spreading/article_b00239f6-3d17-5ff9-8d7d-6cae5e40fc8c.html

Ben Stein stated: “Mr. Trump is saying let’s all stand together as Americans. I have not heard a racist word out of that man’s mouth.”

I agree with Trump. I do not want anymore illegal aliens from Mexico, Pakistan, Syria or elsewhere.

I am for protecting our borders, citizens and jobs.

I am not a racist either.

Instead of attending the Trump rally, I chose to take care of business (which includes writing this piece) and therefore supporting the American and Conservative cause.

Since today, June 14, 2016 is Donald Trump’s birthday, here is some biographical material.

“Recently, Trump has flummoxed the Republican establishment and puzzled many journalists with his leap to the front of the field in the race to be the GOP’s candidate for the presidency. Turning apparent missteps into proof that he is unscripted and “unfiltered,” Trump has made his combative brand of authenticity the centerpiece of a most unconventional campaign—and one that has him dominating opinion polls.

But anyone who knows Trump well, and has followed him through his decades of fame, knows Donald Trump is never just what you see on the surface. A master manipulator, he has always played every angle—bullying or flattering, and then suddenly changing directions—in order to gain an advantage. As often as not he keeps his true intentions to himself, and if his latest skirmish with Fox News is any indication, he is still a few steps ahead of everyone else. Having entered a new game that calls for seeking attention in a crowed room—modern day politics—Trump is proving that his skills are transferrable.”

“When I first meet Donald he says he was prepared to decline my request for a series of formal interviews, and he has only agreed to this meeting because I’m being assisted by the writer Mark Dagostino, who is helping me with research. Mark reported on him for People magazine and Trump likes him, but as he says, he is only talking to us as a courtesy. We deserve to hear no in person. But this all sounds like salesmanship. No, I couldn’t possibly sell. This property means too much to me. But maybe for you, I could make an exception.

We agree to half a dozen interview sessions, which would give us time to march through his life in an orderly way. Trump says he’ll do his best to address the past, although he much prefers to discuss the present and, whenever possible, the future. With this decision made, he eases into a monologue.”

“In two instances when he spoke on the record, Trump veered from a general discussion of “success” to an evaluation of the president. In the first case he said Obama lacked the qualities of a winner and “has had so many losses and people don’t even want to watch him on television.” In the second he said the president was not psychologically tough. “It’s all psychology. If Obama had that psychology, Russia’s Vladimir Putin wouldn’t be eating his lunch. He doesn’t have that psychology and he never will because it’s not in his DNA.””

“Although Trump’s attitude toward Obama was tinged with emotion, he was far more caustic in his remarks about the fourth estate. “There is tremendous dishonesty, tremendous dishonesty, in the press,” he volunteered, naming certain journalists, including Timothy L. O’Brien and Wayne Barrett, both prominent Trump critics, as chief offenders. “I believed in the press. And when this guy [Barrett] wrote this way, I realized, ‘Wow, we’ve got a different situation than I thought. This is not an honest business.’” Trump’s most venomous words are reserved for the editor of Vanity Fair, whom he calls “scumbag Graydon Carter.” Trump will mention the man many times, always saying the phrase in a hurry as if it were a single, indivisible word: “Scumbagraydoncarter.”

“I went to New York Military Academy for five years, from the year before freshman.”

“So eighth grade on?”

“Yes.”

“Whose idea was this?”

“Well, I was very rebellious and my parents thought it would be a good idea. I was very rebellious.”

“How did it evidence itself?”

“I was a very rebellious kind of person. I don’t like to talk about it, actually. But I was a very rebellious person and very set in my ways.”

“In eighth grade?”

“I loved to fight. I always loved to fight.”

“Physical fights?”

“… All types of fights. Any kind of fight, I loved it, including physical, and I was always the best athlete. Something that nobody knew about me.””

“This is the essential paradox of Trump’s personality. He is the fellow who thinks positively and declares himself “a winner” but also expects conflict and criticism. He said he expects more if he decides to run for president in 2016.

“I think my honesty gets me in trouble,” he explained. “I think I’m so honest that it gets me in trouble. I’m a very smart person, I could give an answer that’s perfect and everything’s fine and nobody would care about it, nobody would write about it, or I could give an honest answer, which becomes a big story.”

“Will that hurt you or help you politically, being that honest and forthright?” asked Mark.

“I think it will help me. I think people are tired of politically correct people, where everything comes out ‘The sun will rise and be beautiful.’ I think people are really tired of politically correct.””

“Although his detractors are repulsed, Trump would say that in his aggressive pursuits he is a true expression of the American ideal. He does represent aspects of well-established cultural norms. Repeated studies have determined that Americans do value individualism more than other peoples and are more willing to call attention to themselves. We revere those who take risks in pursuit of the big score, even when they fail, and we tolerate wide gaps in wealth, health and even life expectancy to preserve our chance to become winners, no matter the odds. We are also inclined to brag and promote ourselves at a level that would be unseemly anywhere else. Donald Trump may blow his horn a little louder than other Americans, but he is playing the right tune.”

“Left to conclude my study without Trump, I could reflect on the challenges of his childhood. His mother had been sickly; his father was demanding and often absent. Both abandoned him to a military school that was, by modern definitions, brutal. Yet his parents also provided him with ample support, and he would be the first to insist they were loving and generous. In 1946, the year he was born, America was on the cusp of a prosperity the world had never before seen. An explosion of mass media was making image-making and celebrity elements of daily life. A fiercely intelligent child, growing up rich and privileged at this time, would think that anything was possible. Add enormous ambition, and he would try to achieve it.”

Read more:

http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2015/09/donald-trump-biography-what-i-learned-213188#ixzz4BaaWpwE7

 

 

 

 

Orlando shooter Omar Mateen was on terrorist watch list and allowed to purchase guns???, Another Islamist tied attacker on Obama’s watch, ISIS inspired act of terrorism?

Orlando shooter Omar Mateen was on terrorist watch list and allowed to purchase guns???, Another Islamist tied attacker on Obama’s watch, ISIS inspired act of terrorism?

” the FBI reviewed its records and determined that in early 2011, a foreign government asked the FBI for information about Tamerlan Tsarnaev. The request stated that it was based on information that he was a follower of radical Islam and a strong believer, and that he had changed drastically since 2010 as he prepared to leave the United States for travel to the country’s region to join unspecified underground groups.”…FBI press release April 19, 2013

“Saudi Arabia, which gave us 15 of the 19 Sept. 11 hijackers, will soon get the coveted “trusted traveler” status from the Department of Homeland Security.”…NY post March 21, 2013

“If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it is a duck”

 

 

We have the usual assortment of liberal nut jobs pushing to restrict gun sales to average Americans in reaction to another Islam tied attack on our soil.

How about we restrict gun sales to people with Islamic ties who have been on the terrorist watch list ever!!!

From the LA Times June 13, 2016.

“What we know:

“Omar Mateen was taken off a terrorist watch list, but keeping him on it wouldn’t have stopped him from buying guns

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Omar Mateen was placed on a terrorist watch list maintained by the FBI when its agents questioned him in 2013 and 2014 about potential ties to terrorism, according to U.S. law enforcement officials who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the case.

He was subsequently removed from that database after the FBI closed its two investigations, one official said.

In the first investigation, Mateen was questioned by FBI agents after they were told he had made inflammatory comments that co-workers worried were sympathetic to terrorists.

The FBI agents determined that Mateen had not broken any laws and closed the investigation, a second official said.

They questioned Mateen again the following year because agents had learned he had contact with an American who later died in a suicide bombing in Syria.

Agents closed that investigation because they concluded the contacts with the suicide bomber had been minimal, an FBI official said.

Even if Mateen were still on the terrorist watch list — known as the Terrorist Screening Database — the designation would not have precluded him from buying the semiautomatic pistol and assault-style rifle that he used in Sunday’s massacre.

Mateen bought two guns in the last 12 days from a gun store not far from his Florida home, federal officials said.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives described the weapons as a “.223 caliber AR type rifle and a 9mm semiautomatic pistol.”

Read more:

http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-orlando-nightclub-shooting-live-updates-htmlstory.html

Obama Hillary Loretta Lynch conspiracy, Clinton endorsed and not prosecuted, Trump defeat, The Donald wins and Obama and Hillary are prosecuted and Lynch is out, Obama had to win to control US Justice Department

Obama Hillary Loretta Lynch conspiracy, Clinton endorsed and not prosecuted, Trump defeat, The Donald wins and Obama and Hillary are prosecuted and Lynch is out, Obama had to win to control US Justice Department

“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

Why was Tony West, who helped Obama keep his records hidden at taxpayer expense, promoted to the third highest Justice Department position?”…Citizen Wells

“Why did Justice Department and White House staff yell and curse at CBS reporter Sharyl Attkisson over questions about Fast and Furious?”…Citizen Wells

“By using her own computer server instead of the government’s in the four years of her tenure as secretary of state, she knowingly compromised the national security of the United States. She did this by receiving and sending at least 400 emails that contained information that under federal law was confidential, secret or top-secret, which is a felony.”…Judge Andrew Napolitano

 

Citizen Wells told you back in 2008 that Barack Obama had to win to control the US Justice Department and avoid prosecution.

We now have an even more complicated scenario and the stakes are higher.

If Donald Trump wins, Loretta Lynch will be gone and Obama and Hillary will likely be prosecuted.

It came as no surprise that Obama endorsed Hillary. She has to win to protect them both.

From Larry Klayman of Freedom Watch June 9, 2016.

“Klayman rips Obama over endorsement of Hillary Clinton

Says it is Proof Positive that President Has Told Attorney General to Deep Any Indictment of Clinton Over Email Scandal and Shows Just How Corrupt Obama and his Obama Justice Department Are!”

“Hillary Clinton, who has a sordid past of illegalities, crimes and cover-up, and is embroiled in an on-going criminal investigation over her illegal use of a private email server while Secretary of State, has now been endorsed by her fellow criminal, President Barack Obama, who has perpetrated numerous scandals during his presidential administration, ranging from Benghazi-gate, to IRS-gate, to Fast and Furious-gate to Illegal Immigration-gate, and a myriad of others.

This endorsement is proof positive, as boasted to by Hillary Clinton herself just yesterday, that she will never be indicted by President Obama’s Attorney General Loretta Lynch, over the FBI’s on-going investigation of her illegal use of a private email server while Secretary of State under Obama. This private email server was used not just to circumvent national security laws, but so Clinton could sell access to the State Department to enrich herself, her husband Bill Clinton, and the Clinton Foundation. In effect the private server was used to solicit bribes from foreign interests in Iran, Saudi Arabia and other terrorist and terrorist supporting Middle Eastern countries.

Our nation is being destroyed by corrupt politicians in both political parties and our justice system is corrupt to the core. By endorsing Clinton, President Obama has brazenly admitted that the fix is in, and that he and the Clintons continue to be above the law. They have little regard for the Director of the FBI, James Comey and his fine special agents, who in good faith have been conducting a bona fide criminal investigation which has yet to be completed. Not since the days of Richard Nixon has a president so defied the FBI and those honest working level servants in my alma mater, the U.S. Department of Justice, of which Attorney General Loretta Lynch, like her predecessor, is not one.”

Read more:

http://www.freedomwatchusa.org/klayman-rips-obama-over-endorsement-of-hillary-clinton

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Obamacare to blame for losing full time jobs, Duke Fuqua School of Business CFO Magazine Global Business Outlook Survey December 11, 2013 predicted, Goldman Sachs chief economist Jan Hatzius stated jobs impact

Obamacare to blame for losing full time jobs, Duke Fuqua School of Business CFO Magazine Global Business Outlook Survey December 11, 2013 predicted, Goldman Sachs chief economist Jan Hatzius stated jobs impact

“All of the employment gains among women since the recession hit in December 2007 have been taken by foreigners, even at a time when the numbers of U.S.-born women surged more than 600,000, according to new federal statistics.”…Washington Examiner August 7, 2015

“Nearly half of U.S. companies are reluctant to hire full-time employees because of the ACA. One in five firms indicates they are likely to hire fewer employees, and another one in 10 may lay off current employees in response to the law.

Other firms will shift toward part-time workers. More than 40 percent of CFOs say their companies will consider switching some jobs to less than 30 hours per week or targeting part-time workers for future employment.”…Duke University Fuqua School of Business December 11, 2013

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

 

 

When Obamacare was passed logic dictated that full time jobs would be impacted.

One did not have to be a rocket scientist to figure that out.

The business world obviously arrived at that conclusion too.

From the Duke University Fuqua School of Business CFO Magazine Global Business Outlook Survey December 11, 2013.

“EMPLOYMENT EFFECTS OF THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT

Nearly half of U.S. companies are reluctant to hire full-time employees because of the ACA. One in five firms indicates they are likely to hire fewer employees, and another one in 10 may lay off current employees in response to the law.

Other firms will shift toward part-time workers. More than 40 percent of CFOs say their companies will consider switching some jobs to less than 30 hours per week or targeting part-time workers for future employment.

“The inadequacies of the ACA website have grabbed a lot of attention, even though many of those issues have been or can be fixed,” said John Graham, Duke Fuqua School of Business finance professor and director of the survey. “Our survey points to a more detrimental and potentially long-lasting problem. An unintended consequence of the Affordable Care Act will be a reduction in full-time employment growth in the United States. Companies plan to increase full-time employment by 1.4 percent in 2014, a rate of growth which is down from last quarter and unlikely to put a dent in the unemployment rate. CFOs
indicate that full-time employment growth would be stronger in the absence of the ACA.”

“I doubt the advocates of this legislation would have foretold the negative impact on employment,” said Campbell R. Harvey, a professor of finance at Fuqua and a founding director of the survey. “The impact on the real economy is startling. Nearly one-third of firms may either terminate employees or hire fewer people in the future as a direct result of ACA.”

In addition, 44 percent of companies say they will consider reducing health benefits to current employees in response to the ACA.”

Read more:

Click to access PressRelease.pdf

WE WERE WARNED.

From Zero Hedge June 11, 2016.

“It’s Time To Blame Obamacare For Losing So Many Full-Time Jobs

Had a sinking feeling about the economy of late? It may not be your imagination. Economic indicators have flashed yellow for much of 2016, and the latest jobs report shows further depletion of the work force and a dearth of job creation. That trend, says one major bank, may be attributable to President Barack Obama’s signature legislation.

Last Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released the worst jobs report in almost six years. The US economy only added 38,000 jobs, less than a tenth of the estimated 458,000 Americans who left the workforce. In fact, thanks to revisions made to the March and April reports, that exceeds the number of jobs created in the past three months (348,000) by more than 100,000. The workforce participation rate dropped back to 62.6 percent, near a 40-year low, and more than three full points below its level at the start of the recovery in June 2009 (65.7 percent).

To call this a wide miss is an understatement. Economists had predicted a moderate jobs gain, with Reuters forecast. The unemployment rate dropped to 4.7 percent, but analysts widely noted that this was a result of the large exodus from the workforce. That included an increase of 130,000 among those who have left the workforce but still desire employment, outnumbering the jobs added in May.

The news on jobs might possibly be worse than even this indicates. An economist at Johns Hopkins called into question the seasonal adjustment calculations used by the BLS. Jonathan Wright recalculated the data and concluded that the economy had lost 4,000 jobs. Instead of a three-month average jobs gain of 116,000 – well below the 131,000-jobs-added level needed to keep up with population growth at a workforce participation rate of 62.6 percent — the three-month average was actually 107,000, and 114,000 for all of 2016.”

“One data point in particular might give at least some indication why. The number of part-time workers in jobs for economic reasons shot up by 468,000, apart from the 458,000 that left the workforce altogether. Slack work or business conditions accounted for 181,000 of these jobs, while another 77,000 could only find part-time work.”

“That may not seem like a high number, given the amount of people in the US workforce. However, as we approach the seventh anniversary of the Obama recovery, the continued rise in involuntary part-time workers demonstrates a fundamental weakness in the economy, Phillips argues. As Joseph Lawler noted for The Washington Examiner, the number of people forced into part-time work has grown by over 600,000 people in the last seven months. It’s not getting better – it’s getting worse.

One key area has grown exponentially in the recovery period, though – regulation at every level. Hudson Institute fellow Marie-Josée Kravis wrote in Friday’s Wall Street Journal that federal regulation twists incentives and punishes small businesses, which provides the engine of job creation in the American economy. In 2010, Kravis notes, federal regulation put a burden on small businesses that cost 20 percent more than it did large companies, thanks to economies of scale.

Obamacare makes that situation even worse. Larger companies can distribute the costs of increased health insurance costs and the employer mandate more broadly. Smaller employers, which have less market clout and smaller room for error, feel the shock of the employer coverage mandate more directly. The ACA directly incentivizes employers to use part-time rather than full-time workers, and smaller businesses have the necessity of grasping at any competitive advantage they can get. Six years after its passage and almost three years after its implementation, Goldman Sachs still sees Obamacare as a prime driver of forced part-time employment.

As Kravis concludes, what we have been doing for the last seven years of the weakest recovery on record clearly hasn’t worked. It’s time to try something new – like getting rid of job-killing regulation, with Obamacare first on the list to go.”

Read more:

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-06-11/its-time-blame-obamacare-losing-so-many-full-time-jobs

From Citizen Wells June 9, 2016.

“Goldman Crushes Democrat’s Dreams: Shows Obamacare Has Cost “A Few Hundred Thousand Jobs””

“We suspect Lloyd Blankfein will be receiving a call from The White House (or Treasury) very soon as Goldman Sachs’ economists did the unthinkable in the age of political correctness – while investigating the state of under-employment in America, the smartest people in the room found that ObamaCare has led to a rise in involuntary part-time employment, estimating that “a few hundred thousand workers” have been forced to cut hours and has “created disincentives for full-time employment.”

Goldman’s Jan Hatzius explains that they find mixed evidence to support the theory that the employer mandate under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has contributed to the elevated level of involuntary part-time work.”

“The plummet of the labor force participation rate in NC, other states and the US is big news and should be more widely
reported.

The percentage of the population working is also important and in some ways more significant.

Since the big news today was the lowest so called initial claims number in 15 years let’s go back to January 2000 and
compare the employment to population percent from then to now.

US
Jan 2000 64.6

Dec 2014 59.2

That’s a plummet of 5.4 percent!

NC
Jan 2000 65.1

Dec 2014 56.5

That’s a plummet of 8.6 percent !!!”

Read more:

https://citizenwells.com/2016/06/09/goldman-sachs-jan-hatzius-obamacare-caused-few-hundred-thousand-workers-hours-cut-disincentives-for-full-time-employment-involuntary-part-time-employment-white-americans-decimated-under-obama-citi/

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Hillary traits, Lies obstruction controversy witch, Search on Hillary Clinton bound to reveal, Chicanery did not start with recent email scandal, Washington Post archive reveals Clinton shady past

Hillary traits, Lies obstruction controversy witch, Search on Hillary Clinton bound to reveal, Chicanery did not start with recent email scandal, Washington Post archive reveals Clinton shady past

“I watched her on countless occasions blatantly lie to the American people and knowingly lie.”…Linda Tripp

“By July 1993, the Clintons and their associates had established
a pattern of concealment with respect to the Clintons’ involvement
with Whitewater and the Madison S&L. Because of the complexity
of the allegations of misdeeds involving these institutions, documents
and files are critical to any inquiries into the matter. Yet,
at every important turn, crucial files and documents ‘‘disappeared’’
or were withheld from scrutiny whenever questions were raised.…Senate Whitewater report June 13, 1996

“Millions of cretinous and amoral Americans still admire Bill and Hillary Clinton, the two foulest amoral slimebags that have ever besmirched the White House. These two foulmouthed and lying psychopaths have been, and still are, blindly supported by masses of non-clinical morons, diehard Democrats, and whorish liberal journalists and their editors.

The Clintons’ habitual lies, gutter language, anti-Semitic outbursts, and anti-black slurs have been documented by reliable writers but have been — and still are — routinely suppressed by the so-called liberal media.”…Reinhold Aman, Ph.D.

 

Do a search on Hillary Clinton.

You are bound to find one of these words:

Lies

Obstruction

Controversy

Witch

This did not start wit the recent email scandal.

The Clintons’ chicanery and unsavory behaviour began decades ago.

From the Washington Post archives.

“Some of the key kinks in the Whitewater tangle:

  • A fraudulent $300,000 federally backed loan to Susan McDougal, some of which went into Whitewater Development Corp. David Hale, a former Little Rock judge whose company issued the loan, told investigators that Bill Clinton pressured him to do so.
  • The mysterious disappearance and rediscovery of billing records showing the extent of Hillary Clinton’s legal work for McDougal’s savings and loan. Missing and under subpoena for two years, they turned up in January 1996 in the Clintons’ private quarters at the White House.
  • The firing of seven members of the White House travel office in 1993, possibly to make room for Clinton friends – followed by an FBI investigation of the office, allegedly opened under pressure from the White House to justify the firings. Sometimes called “Travelgate.”
  • The 1993 suicide of White House counsel Vincent Foster, hard on the heels of the travel-office imbroglio and his filing of delinquent Whitewater Corp. tax returns.
  • The collection of hundreds of confidential FBI files on prominent Republicans by a minor White House operative in 1993 and 1994. Sometimes called “Filegate.”
  • The more than $700,000 paid to former associate attorney general Webster L. Hubbell, most of it from friends of President Clinton and Democratic Party supporters, just as the former law partner of Hillary Clinton was coming under intense scrutiny by Whitewater investigators.”

“Starr’s Little Rock grand jury, which was investigating the Arkansas aspects of Whitewater, disbanded in early May 1998, and activity moved to Washington. Among the major non-Lewinsky questions investigated by Starr and his allies:

  • Did the White House arrange payments to Hubbell in an effort to buy his silence about things he might have learned while he and Hillary Clinton were partners at the Rose Law Firm?
  • Did the White House pressure the McDougals not to talk during their fraud trial?
  • Did Hillary Clinton obstruct the investigation by lying or hiding her records?
  • Did Bill Clinton lie in sworn testimony in 1996 when he denied any knowledge of the fraudulent $300,000 loan to Susan McDougal?”

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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/politics/special/whitewater/whitewater.htm

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Goldman Sachs Jan Hatzius Obamacare caused few hundred thousand workers hours cut, Disincentives for full time employment, Involuntary part time employment, White Americans decimated under Obama, Citizen Wells Hatzius jobs debate

Goldman Sachs Jan Hatzius Obamacare caused few hundred thousand workers hours cut, Disincentives for full time employment, Involuntary part time employment, White Americans decimated under Obama, Citizen Wells Hatzius jobs debate

“All of the employment gains among women since the recession hit in December 2007 have been taken by foreigners, even at a time when the numbers of U.S.-born women surged more than 600,000, according to new federal statistics.”…Washington Examiner August 7, 2015

“Nearly half of U.S. companies are reluctant to hire full-time employees because of the ACA. One in five firms indicates they are likely to hire fewer employees, and another one in 10 may lay off current employees in response to the law.

Other firms will shift toward part-time workers. More than 40 percent of CFOs say their companies will consider switching some jobs to less than 30 hours per week or targeting part-time workers for future employment.”…Duke University Fuqua School of Business December 11, 2013

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

 

You remember Jan Hatzius and the jobs debate with Citizen Wells?

From Zero Hedge June 8, 2016.

“Goldman Crushes Democrat’s Dreams: Shows Obamacare Has Cost “A Few Hundred Thousand Jobs””

“We suspect Lloyd Blankfein will be receiving a call from The White House (or Treasury) very soon as Goldman Sachs’ economists did the unthinkable in the age of political correctness – while investigating the state of under-employment in America, the smartest people in the room found that ObamaCare has led to a rise in involuntary part-time employment, estimating that “a few hundred thousand workers” have been forced to cut hours and has “created disincentives for full-time employment.”

Goldman’s Jan Hatzius explains that they find mixed evidence to support the theory that the employer mandate under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has contributed to the elevated level of involuntary part-time work.

Our estimates of the effect by industry do show signs of an effect, particularly among the sectors that had the greatest gaps in required health insurance coverage prior to implementation of the mandate, but the relationship is weak.

 

It is possible that the level of involuntary part-time workers could be a few hundred thousand higher than it would be otherwise as a result of the mandate, which is a small share of the 6.4 million workers employed part-time involuntarily, but potentially a much larger share of the “underemployment gap”.”

 

“As Goldman concludes…

Overall we believe that the evidence suggests that the ACA has at least modestly elevated involuntary part-time employment.

 

While the effect is hard to quantify given the apparently loose relationship just noted, we would estimate that a few hundred thousand workers might be working part-time involuntarily as a result of the ACA. We reach this estimate by multiplying the difference between the actual and estimated involuntary part-time workers in the five sectors most affected by the ACA mandate by total employment in those sectors. We can reach a similar estimate by dividing the sectors into two groups weighted equally by total employment, and subtracting the difference between actual and estimated involuntary part-time employment in the less-affected group by the difference in the more affected group. These admittedly rough measures fall in the middle of the few academic studies on the topic, and suggest that while the effect of the ACA employer mandate is small compared to the total number of the 6.4 million workers employed part-time for economic reasons, it could constitute a more significant share of the estimated remaining “underemployment gap.”

There goes Blankfein’s invite to Hillary’s inauguration.”

Read more:

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-06-08/goldman-crushes-democrats-dreams-shows-obamacare-has-cost-few-hundred-thousand-jobs

From Citizen Wells February 8, 2015.

“Goldman Sachs chief economist Jan Hatzius was interviewed on CNBC on Friday, February 6, 2015 after the January jobs report.

From Citizen Wells February 7, 2015.

From Zero Hedge February 6, 2015.

“Following the January jobs report, Goldman’s chief economist Jan Hatzius appeared on CNBC but instead of joining Steve Liesman in singing the praises of the “strong” the report (which apparently missed the memo about  the  crude collapse), he decided to do something totally different and instead emphasize the two series that none other than Zero Hedge has been emphasizing for years as the clearest indication of what is really happening with the US labor market: namely the recession-level civilian employment to population ratio and the paltry annual increase in average hourly earnings.

This is what Hatzius said (2:40 into the clip):

The employment to population ratio is still 4% below where it was in 2006. You can explain 2% of that with the aging of the population that still leaves quite a lot of room potentially, and the wage numbers are telling us we are just not that close, although we are getting closer.””

Read more:

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-02-06/why-goldman-suddenly-banging-table-scariest-chart-jobs-report

I sent the following email to  Jan Hatzius.

I have not yet received a response.

Hi.
I have a math, computer science & business background.
I am also one of the baby boomers.
You recently appeared on CNBC & stated:

The employment to population ratio is still 4% below where it was in 2006. You can explain 2% of that with the aging of the population that still leaves quite a lot of room potentially, and the wage numbers are telling us we are just not that close, although we are getting closer.”

Would you elaborate on:

“You can explain 2% of that with the aging of the population”

I am preparing an article

and want to be accurate.

Thanks

Wells

 

https://citizenwells.wordpress.com/2015/02/07/cnbc-jobs-lies-goldman-sachs-economist-jan-hatzius-interview-baby-boomer-impact-lie-nbc-leading-way-in-orwellian-media-lies-citizen-wells-email-to-hatzius-for-clarification/

Jan Hatzius did respond in less than 24 hours and we debated via email the validity of his statement:

“You can explain 2% of that with the aging of the population”

I will not present the entire exchange unless he requests it.

Here are our ending remarks.

Mine:

“Thanks for your response.

I have no wish to be unkind to you.
However, I consider it a “sacred” duty to report the truth, facts.
For what it is worth, I have much German ancestry and was baptized and raised in the Lutheran Church.
I even worked as VP of Administration for a German company in the US circa 1983.

Apples and oranges.
The studies that you quote are projections done in 2006, not historical analysis.
I am not questioning the projections.
They are projections probably done by competent people using the best data available.
But they are projections, not history, done before probably the biggest anomaly in recorded US job history.

What we are addressing is simple.
The percent of people employed in 2006 vs now.
It does not matter what the mix of age groups employed is.
The problem is that there are not enough jobs now of the right type to give the same ratio as in 2006.
The problem is exacerbated by too many part time jobs which yield a result of too many people working multiple jobs.
Thanks
Wells”
Jan Hatzius:

“It is also true that there are not enough jobs. That’s why I said population aging accounts for 2 of the 4 percentage points of decline, not for the entire decline.
Best regards,
Jan”

I would like to thank Jan Hatzius again. He did not have to respond.

I will leave it to the reader to decide who is right.

However, I found an article that may provide insight.

From Fortune November 6, 2012.

“Obama’s best friend at Goldman Sachs”

“To be sure, the German-born Hatzius hasn’t publicly stated that he supports the President. But his analysis, which is widely read in financial circles, has long jibed with the monetary and fiscal policies embraced by Democrats. In numerous notes published over the last few years, Hatzius has advocated stimulus spending and called for more quantitative easing, renouncing efforts to slash the deficit as premature.”

“Hatzius’ views have endeared him to the likes of liberal economist Paul Krugman, who has mentioned the Goldmanite nearly a dozen times in his New York Timesblog. Krugman has repeatedly referred to Hatzius’ group as “excellent,” calling the economist a “very calm, measured guy.” Back in 2009, he noted that Hatzius’ analysis was “spot on.””

“Hatzius sounded warnings about the housing market as early as 2005, when hepublished a report that asked “Bubble Trouble? Probably Yes.” In December of 2007, the economics writer Ben Stein criticized Hatzius in the New York Timesfor his gloomy prognostications, accusing the economist of fear-mongering in order to support Goldman’s bearish position.

Stein (incorrectly) mocked Hatzius for his view that the subprime mortgage crisis could spin out of control, hampering lending and slowing growth. “He is also postulating,” Stein wrote, “that lenders would have to retrench so deeply that lending would stall and growth would falter — an event that, again, has not happened on any scale in the postwar world, except when planned by the central bank.” (The piece, available here, is worth reading for its comedic value alone).”

Read more:

http://fortune.com/2012/11/06/obamas-best-friend-at-goldman-sachs/

Further remarks from Citizen Wells:

“The reason that we have a 4 percent drop in the p of p, percent of population, working is that we do not enough jobs and
good full time jobs to maintain the same ratio.

The problem is exacerbated by too many part time jobs which yield a result of too many people working multiple jobs.

In 2006 we knew how the population was growing in terms of births and deaths with some anticipated immigration.

We did not know that the economy was going to collapse and that Obama would permit a flow of illegals to enter our country
and workforce. We also did not know that much of the job growth was going to be in part time and lower wage positions.

Regarding baby boomers and their impact on the job market.

This is being tossed about indiscriminately without justification.

We are on the leading edge of baby boomers reaching the traditional retirement age of 65.

Most of the baby boomers, which include those born up to 1964, have not reached retirement age yet.

Some people retire before that age but in recent years there has been a trend of retiring later.

Older workers generally have a more beneficial impact on the p of p ratio. Those retiring generally are retiring from a
full time job. Many of those who continue to work are in one part time job.

This yields a one to one scenario of one person to one job.

Younger people are having a more detrimental impact on the p of p ratio.

Because so many of the jobs being created are part time and/or lower wage jobs, the younger folks are working 2 or more of
these jobs.

This is hurting the ratio.

Also, unlike what you are being led to believe, there are far more of the younger people.

Let’s take the example of those turning 65 in 2014, born in 1949 and those turning 22 in 2014, born in 1992. I chose age
22 to account for college even though some of them entered the work force earlier, if they could find a job.

There were 3.56 million people born in the US in 1949. 85 % or 3.026 million are alive.

There were 4.08 million people born in 1992. Probably at least 4 million still alive.

Let’s assume that all of the people who turned 65 retired.

That is still a net gain of about a million in the workforce.

I mentioned above that in 2006 we did not know that Obama would allow so many illegal immigrants into the US.

Recently I reported about the even bigger drop in the p of p ratio in NC.

From Citizen Wells February 3, 2015.

“The plummet of the labor force participation rate in NC, other states and the US is big news and should be more widely
reported.

The percentage of the population working is also important and in some ways more significant.

Since the big news today was the lowest so called initial claims number in 15 years let’s go back to January 2000 and
compare the employment to population percent from then to now.

US
Jan 2000 64.6

Dec 2014 59.2

That’s a plummet of 5.4 percent!

NC
Jan 2000 65.1

Dec 2014 56.5

That’s a plummet of 8.6 percent !!!”

https://citizenwells.wordpress.com/2015/02/03/5-6-percent-unemployment-rate-big-lie-gallups-jim-clifton-white-house-wall-street-and-media-lies-30-million-americans-out-of-work-or-severely-underemployed-percent-of-population-working-plummets/

From the Center for Immigration Studies August 2014.

“An analysis of government data by the Center for Immigration Studies shows that, since 2000, all of the net increase in the number of working-age (16 to 65) people holding a job in North Carolina has gone to immigrants (legal and illegal).
This is the case even though the native-born accounted for 61 percent of growth in the state’s total working-age population.”

Read more:

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

In conclusion, the answer is simple.

We do not have enough good jobs to maintain the same ratio of people working that we had in 2006.”

https://citizenwells.com/2015/02/08/economist-jan-hatzius-baby-boomer-impact-debate-with-citizen-wells-drop-in-percent-of-population-working-email-debate-both-agree-not-enough-jobs-2-percent-allegation-in-cnbc-interview/