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John McCain brainwashed by North Viets or idiot?, McCain did not question Obama in 2008, John McCain states Obama will stay on AZ ballot, Not McCain’s job

John McCain brainwashed by North Viets or idiot?, McCain did not question Obama in 2008, John McCain states Obama will stay on AZ ballot, Not McCain’s job

“These are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.”…Thomas Paine

“Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.”…George Washington

“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

Was John McCain brainwashed by the North Vietnamese during his capture?

Or

Is John McCain an idiot?

Do you have another reason for McCain not questioning Obama’s eligibility in 2008 after John McCain was challenged on his?

Do you have another reason why John McCain would insist that Obama stay on the Arizona ballot even if not eligible?

Furthermore, this is not McCain’s job or duty.

Actually, John McCain has sworn on multiple occasions an oath to defend the US Constitution.

From TPM May 19, 2012.

“VIDEO: McCain Says President Obama Will Remain On Arizona Ballot Despite Birther Threats
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said late Friday that President Obama will remain on Arizona’s ballot despite conspiracy theory-fueled threats from the state’s top election official.

“The president of the United States is not going to be taken off the ballot,” McCain told Phoenix television station KPNX.

Having faced Obama in the 2008 presidential race, McCain was responding to comments made earlier in the week by Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett, who threatened to keep the president off the November ballot unless he receives more proof Obama was born in the United States. Bennett said the Hawaii birth certificate Obama released last year was not proof enough.

McCain’s comments come at about 2:20 into this video:”

Listen here:

http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entries/video-mccain-says-president-obama-will-remain-on

Thanks to commenter concerned1, et al for the info.

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Obama news April 23, 2012, Daniel Frawley ties to Obama and sentencing ignored or downplayed by media, Why was Daniel Frawley sentencing delayed?

Obama news April 23, 2012, Daniel Frawley ties to Obama and sentencing ignored or downplayed by media, Why was Daniel Frawley sentencing delayed?
“Why was the sentencing of Daniel Frawley, former partner of Tony Rezko, delayed?”…Citizen Wells

“There is an epidemic of messenger shooting in this country.”…Citizen Wells

“The past, he reflected, had not merely been altered, it had
actually been destroyed. For how could you establish, even
the most obvious fact when there existed no record outside
your own memory?”…George Orwell, “1984″

Daniel Frawley, former business partner of Tony Rezko, was finally sentenced last week to one year in prison. Unless you were paying attention you would not have been aware of the sentencing or of Frawley’s ties to Barack Obama. Reporting on Daniel Frawley and his Obama connections has been almost non existent since Obama became a serious nominee in mid 2008.

Some have stated that Frawley had little credibility and was a controversial figure. However, those are the types of personalities involved in crime and therefore subject to being witnesses. Stuart Levine, the primary witness in the Tony Rezko trial, was of dubious character and had a severe drug problem.

Here are some facts regarding Obama, Rezko, Frawley, Nadhmi Auchi, et al.

From the Chicago SunTimes.

February 10, 2008.

“In the media, Obama made it sound like he rarely saw Rezko, saying they met for breakfast or lunch once or twice a year. However, the FBI mole John Thomas helped investigators “build a record of repeat visits to the old offices of Rezko and former business partner Daniel Mahru’s Rezmar Corp., at 853 N. Elston, by Blagojevich and Obama during 2004 and 2005,“

In a March 14, 2008 interview, the Times told Obama.

“Thomas is an FBI mole and he “recently told us that he saw you coming and going from Rezko’s office a lot.””

“And three other sources told us that you and Rezko spoke on the phone daily.””

From the Tony Rezko trial.

April 14, 2008.

“Stuart Levine, the prosecution’s star witness, said he and Obama were at a party Rezko threw at his Wilmette mansion on April 3, 2004, for Nadhmi Auchi, a controversial Iraqi-born billionaire who Rezko was trying to get to invest in a South Loop real-estate development.

Auchi, now a citizen of the United Kingdom, has faced criminal charges in Europe. He also figured in the revocation of Rezko’s bond early this year after attempting to wire him more than $3 million. Upon learning of that attempt, U.S. District Judge Amy St. Eve declared Rezko a flight risk and ordered him held in a federal jail in the Loop.

The Rezko party in 2004 was designed to induce Auchi to pour money into the South Loop investment. Obama’s presence at the party was not previously known. At the time, Obama was fresh off a surprise win in the Illinois Democratic primary for U.S. Senate and was riding a crest of national publicity.”

From the Chicago SunTimes originally published on Aug. 7, 2007.

“Frawley and Rezko owned Companion, according to two sources.”

“Alsammarae, who lives in the Chicago area and was a college classmate of Rezko, is a dual U.S.-Iraqi citizen. He left his post as Iraq’s electricity minister in May 2005, about a month after Companion got the contract. Alsammarae was accused of financial corruption by Iraqi authorities and jailed in Iraq last year before escaping and returning here.”

“As Frawley sought to revive the contract in spring 2006, Blagojevich’s chief of staff, John Harris, directed the state’s homeland security adviser, Jill Morgenthaler, to find “a military site for the training of Iraqi police forces,” Morgenthaler wrote in an April 26, 2006, e-mail. She wrote the letter in June 2006 offering the Savanna site.

Two months later, Frawley sought help from Obama, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee who is now running for president. Frawley met with Seamus Ahern, who runs Obama’s Moline office. Frawley and Ahern discussed the proposal over a period of about six months.”

http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/6452990-418/tony-rezkos-50-million-iraq-deal.html

Compelling passages from the Daniel Frawley deposition presented at Citizen Wells on July 15, 2011.

“Attorneys Franklin & Schutte represent Frawley, plaintiff.

Attorney Konicek represents George Weaver, defendant.

Frawley: “George told me that he had a meeting at his office on LaSalle Street with Dan Mahru, with some people from First Bank–I didn’t know how many at the time–and himself. And George instructed me not to attend.”

Konicek: “So who said it to you, and where was it said to you?”

Frawley: “Dan Mahru told me that First Bank was agreeable to a settlement.”

Konicek: “In March 13, 2006, you had a conversation with Mr. Weaver where you say he instructed me not to cooperate.”

Frawley: “Yes, I had a conversation with Mr. Weaver where he instructed me not to cooperate.”
Frawley: “I was on the phone, making a phone call to Tony Rezko. I had a luncheon engagement with him.”

“George was outside of the room where I was making the telephone call, and the purpose of the call was for me to keep my luncheon engagement with Tony Rezko and to go over and to record Tony Rezko.”

“George saw and heard me on the phone, came running in and went like this [demonstrating]: Cut it,”

Franklin: “For the record, the deponent is crossing his hands across his throat.”

Konicek: “And Tony Rezko was where when you were speaking to him?”

Frawley: “He was on the other end of the phone. I don’t recall where he was.”
Konicek: “I’m assuming the information is about the payments made by Rezko to Obama, so we know we’re talking about the right conversation, right?”

Konicek: “Am I correct it was about Obama being paid by Rezko?”

Frawley: “I’m not answering that question, based upon my attorney’s instructions.”

Konicek: “But on March 13, 2006, you’ve already indentified for me being at 219 South Dearborn. You’re talking to Tony rezko on the phone, and Mr. Weaver makes this gesture to you, right?”

Frawley: “Mr. Weaver made the gesture and told me to get off the phone, to end the phone call.”
Konicek: “Okay. And then where were you instructed not to cooperate?”

Frawley: “In the same building, at 219 South Dearborn….in a different room.”
Konicek: “Did you bring to Mr. Weaver in Hinsdale a statement showing payment to Tony Rezko in the amount of $ 1.5 million?”
Konicek: “Are you going to answer?”

Frawley: “No.”

Konicek: “Are you asserting your Fifth Amendment privilege?”

Frawley: “Yes.””

https://citizenwells.wordpress.com/2011/07/15/obama-corruption-buddies-ghosts-of-christmas-past-rezko-levine-blagojevich-frawley-mahru-cellini/

On October 28, 2008 FrontPageMag connected the dots from Nadhmi Auchi and Saddam Hussein to Obama.
“In three steps, these corrupt businessmen tie the Democratic Party presidential candidate to the executed Iraqi tyrant:

Saddam Hussein made use of Auchi: Auchi’s fortune largely grew through his Iraq government connection, much of it sub rosa. In the 1980s, he procured Italian military ships. By 1993, the Italian banker Pierfrancesco Pacini Battaglia testified about Auchi bribing Iraqi officials for an Italian engineering company and called Auchi “one of the most important intermediaries in the affairs of Middle Eastern countries.” Auchi is also a major shareholder in BNP Paribas, the French bank deeply implicated in the U.N.’s corrupt Iraq oil-for-food program.

Auchi made use of Rezko: Rezko lobbied for Auchi to be allowed into the United States. A wholly-owned GMHSA subsidiary, Fintrade Services Inc., transferred a loan of $3.5 million on May 23, 2005 to Rezko.

Rezko cultivated Obama: Rezko offered Barack Obama a job in 1990, which Obama declined. Still, Rezko persisted, hiring him for legal work and hosting in 2003 an early fundraiser that, writes David Mendell in Obama: From Promise to Power, proved “instrumental in providing Obama with seed money” for his nascent U.S. Senate campaign. Then, on June 15, 2005, just twenty-three days after receiving Auchi’s $3.5 million, Rezko partnered with Obama in a real estate deal: while Rezko’s wife paid the full asking price, $625,000, for an empty adjoining lot which they then improved, subdivided, and partially sold to Obama, Obama acquired a mansion for $1.65 million, $300,000 under the asking price.

Summing up: Barack Obama’s house purchase depended on favors from Rezko, flush with a “loan” from Auchi, whose fortune derived in part from Saddam Hussein’s favor.”

http://archive.frontpagemag.com/readArticle.aspx?ARTID=32878

Got the picture?

The Chicago SunTimes, one of the few mainstream media outlets to cover the Frawley sentencing had this to say on April 19, 2012.

“Over three years, Daniel T. Frawley would meet with government agents in an “off-campus,” secret location.

There, he divulged details used in at least a half-dozen different investigations, including the federal government’s case against Tony Rezko, a onetime fundraiser for ex-Gov. Rod Blagojevich and Barack Obama before he became president.

He’d also get wired-up.

In the heat of the investigation by the Chicago’s U.S. Attorney’s office, Frawley secretly recorded Rezko, with whom he once partnered in business.

Some of those details were revealed in a sentencing hearing on Thursday where U.S. District Judge Ronald Guzman sentenced Frawley to one year and one day in prison and ordered him to repay $4.4 million in restitution in a loan fraud case.

Frawley, 60, of Westchester won a break on what could have been a sentence of more than five years because he gave the government details on other crimes.

Assistant U.S. Attorney William Ridgway said Frawley’s cooperation helped develop information that led to Rezko’s bond being revoked before his 2008 trial. Frawley, though, wasn’t a witness at Rezko’s trial, which saw the onetime adviser and fundraiser of Rod Blagojevich convicted. Rezko is serving a 10 ½ year sentence.

Frawley wired up on people other than Rezko as did Frawley’s sister, according to the government, but ultimately no other public charges were brought.

Still, it was a risky endeavor, according to his lawyers, Jeffrey Steinback and Thomas M. Durkin.

“There were people who had a lot to lose if they found out what he was doing,” Steinback said. “That’s why we were off-campus in these debriefings.”

Durkin referenced “several significant public corruption cases” and said there was “some element of danger” to the cooperation.

Frawley once ran a company called Companion Security with Rezko.

The Sun-Times has previously reported that Iraq’s Ministry of Electricity gave a $50 million contract to Companion Security in 2005 to train Iraqi security guards.

That deal soon fizzled after a regime change.

Frawley’s charges in federal court, however, deal with another company, called Frawley Trading Co., which had an office in Hinsdale.

He admitted to obtaining a fraudulent $4.5 million loan from First Bank and making false representations to the bank in 1999 and 2000.

Ridgway said Frawley’s scheme “involved a number of phony documents and was rather complex.”

In a booming voice, Frawley apologized for his crimes: “I give my word that these unlawful and disgraceful actions will never occur again.”

A sentence of greater than one year makes a defendant eligible for time off for good behavior, which usually means serving about 85 percent of the term in federal prison.

Guzman said the character letters he received showing substantial support of his having good character. Guzman also mentioned receiving a packet of information from Frawley’s cousin, Theresa Seibert, who has claimed that he threatened her husband, after he gave information about Frawley.

Guzman did not say he considered the information when sentencing Frawley. Guzman said his strongest consideration for giving a lighter sentence was that so much time had lapsed between his March 2006 arrest and sentencing.

“It’s not clear to me why this took such a long time,” Guzman said. He called it “fundamentally unfair” to charge someone, give time to rehabilitate, then have them serve their punishment. Guzman ordered him to undergo a mental health evaluation and to serve time in a facility that has mental health services.

Guzman waived the interest Frawley would have to pay on the restitution after Steinback said his client would likely spend the rest of his life repaying it.

The Chicago Sun-Times has previously reported that Frawley filed a “whistleblower” lawsuit in federal court last July that remains under seal. In it, he accuses seven members of his politically connected family of government-contract fraud. He says they fraudulently obtained millions of dollars in contracts from the city of Chicago, Chicago Public Schools and other governments by falsely claiming their businesses were owned and operated by women or minorities, though white men actually ran the companies.”
http://www.suntimes.com/news/politics/12012776-418/rezkos-business-partner-who-wore-wire-gets-one-year-prison-sentence.html

Contrast the SunTimes article with the facts above it and the following article.

From American Thinker March 6, 2008

“Obama’s Iraqi Oil for Food connection
By Andrew Walden

Out on bail awaiting trial, dual US-Syrian citizen, Antoin ‘Tony’ Rezko, was rousted out of bed by police pounding on the doors of his Chicago mansion the morning of Monday, January 28. According to the Associated Press:

“U.S. District Judge Amy J. St. Eve jailed Rezko…saying he had disobeyed her order to keep her posted on his financial status. Among other things, he failed to tell her about a $3.5 million loan from London-based Iraqi billionaireNadhmi Auchi — a loan that was later forgiven in exchange for shares in a prime slice of Chicago real estate. Rezko gave $700,000 of the money to his wife and used the rest to pay legal bills and funnel cash to various supporters.”

Funds from Auchi’s loan may have helped finance a complex series of transactions between Rezko and Democratic Presidential candidate Illinois Senator Barack Obama involving the 2005 purchase of Obama’s Chicago mansion and Rezko’s purchase of an adjoining landlocked parcel.

The Times of London reports:

“A company related to Mr. Auchi, who has a conviction for corruption in France, registered the loan to Mr. Obama’s bagman Antoin ‘Tony’ Rezko on May, 23 2005. Mr. Auchi says the loan, through the Panamanian company Fintrade Services SA, was for $3.5 million.

“Three weeks later, Mr. Obama bought a house on the city’s South Side while Mr Rezko’s wife bought the garden plot next door from the same seller on the same day, June 15. Mr. Obama says he never used Mrs. Rezko’s still-empty lot, which could only be accessed through his property. But he admits he paid his gardener to mow the lawn.”

Rezko’s relationship with Barack Obama goes back to at least 1990, when Obama’s law firm did work relating to a Rezko housing development. Rezko was a key early-money fund raiser in Obama’s state Senate campaigns and his failed run at the US Congress. In June 2005, when the mansion was purchased, Rezko was widely known to be under federal investigation. Rezko also is a key fundraiser for Illinois Democratic Governor Rod Blagojevich.

The sudden emergence of Auchi into this story indicates Rezko’s deals may include a money trail leading back to dead Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein. Auchi’s Saddam links trace back to a failed 1959 assassination attempt on the life of then-Iraqi-prime-minister Abdul Karim Qasim.

Auchi’s General Mediterranean Holdings company was also the largest private shareholder in Banque Nationale de Paris which later merged with Paribas to become BNP Paribas. At Saddam’s insistence, billions of dollars of Oil for Food transactions passed through BNP from its 1995 inception until 2001.

In January 2004, Iraqi newspaper Al-Mada published a list of 270 Oil for Food beneficiaries. The list was translated and published on line by The Middle East Media Research Institute. Hundreds of millions of dollars of Oil for Food money was illegally diverted to buy Saddam favor from the United Nations, possibly reaching as high as Secretary general Kofi Annan’s son. Also receiving million’s from Saddam’s slush fund were heads of state and their associates from Russia, France, China, and numerous Islamic countries.

The Auchi-Obama links go beyond the mansion deal. The Times of London February 1 reports uncovering, “state documents in Illinois recording that Fintrade Services, a Panamanian company, lent money to (an) Obama fundraiser in May 2005. Fintrade’s directors include Ibtisam Auchi, the name of Mr. Auchi’s wife.”
Auchi, a Chaldean Christian, was later pardoned by Qasim. As Saddam’s Baath party took power, Auchi prospered. He went to work for the Iraqi Ministry of Oil in 1967. He rose to be Oil Ministry Director of Planning and Development before leaving Iraq in 1979. His brother was apparently killed by Saddam’s regime as were family of many high-ranking Baathists. But there are also claims that Auchi continued secretly working for Saddam’s intelligence services, a kind of dual reality not uncommon in the twisted world of Saddam’s upper echelons.

What is certain is that Auchi prospered mightily collecting “commissions” on sale of weapons and other goods to Iraq in the 1980s and 1990s. Living in the UK, he is now listed as Britain’s 18th-richest man. The Times of London reports, “On the 20th anniversary of his business in 1999, Mr. Auchi received a greeting card signed by 130 politicians, including (Prime Minister) Tony Blair, (Conservative Party leader) William Hague and (Liberal-Democratic Party leader) Charles Kennedy….”

In spite of his British connections and an earlier 2004 US visit, Auchi was denied entry into the US in 2005. It is believed that he was attempting in 2005 to win a US visa with the help of Rezko several as-yet-unnamed Illinois political figures. Among Auchi’s many international awards is a 2005 election as an “Honorary Member in the International College of Surgeons in Chicago, Illinois.” Obama has denied trying to help Auchi.

Auchi has played a role in BNP since the late 1970s. When BNP was privatized by the French government in 1993, Auchi acquired stock in the banking giant through his Luxembourg-based company, General Mediterranean Holdings. Auchi played a key role in BNP’s 2000 merger with Paribas. According to the New York Times, “As recently as 2001, General Mediterranean Holdings described itself in an annual report as one of largest single shareholders in BNP Paribas.” Saddam used Oil for Food fraud to channel millions of dollars to heads of state, activists, terrorists, and journalists–many of whom returned the favor by backing Saddam in 2003 when the US finally invaded.

In 2003 Auchi was convicted in France for receiving about $100 million in illegal commissions as part of a scandal involving the French oil giant Elf Aquitane. The UK Guardian wrote:

“(Elf was) the biggest fraud inquiry in Europe since the Second World War. Elf became a private bank for its executives who spent £200 million on political favours, mistresses, jewellery, fine art, villas and apartments.”

Auchi’s General Mediterranean Holdings also has connections to the new Iraq-connections which lead right back to Tony Rezko. Auchi’s company helped finance a 250 megawatt power plant in the Kurdish town of Chamchamal, Iraq, teaming up with Rezko and Iraq’s former Minister of Electricity, Aiham Alsamarrae. Alsamarrae, a Chicago resident with dual US-Iraqi citizenship is accused of graft involving Iraq reconstruction projects-an embarrassing connection for the war critic Obama.

Returning in 2003 to post-Saddam Iraq, Alsamarrae had been made Minister of Electricity under the occupation government of Paul Bremer. Alsamarrae escaped in what he called “the Chicago way”from the Green Zone in December, 2006 after being held for four months in relation to a $2 billion Iraqi reconstruction corruption case. He is now living in his Chicago mansion.

Writing in Human Events, March 3, 2008, John Batchelor reports on an Alsammarae-Obama-Rezko connection:

“…in April 2005, one month before Mr. Alsammarae left his post, his Ministry of Electricity signed a contract for $50 million with Companion Security to provide training to Iraqis to guard electrical plants by flying them to Illinois for classes.

“Companion Security was headed by a former Chicago policeman with a troubled history, Daniel T. Frawley, in partnership with Mr. Rezko and in association with Daniel Mahru, the lawyer for the original contract and Mr. Rezko’s former business partner. In April 2006, Mr. Frawley entered negotiations with Governor Rod Blagojevich’s staff to lease a military facility in Illinois to be a training camp. In August 2006, Mr. Frawley started negotiations with Mr. Obama’s U.S. Senate staff to complete the contract….

“The timeline of Companion discussions in 2006 is important to note: April 2006 Frawley speaks to governor’s office; August 2006 Frawley speaks to senator’s office; October 2006 indictment of Rezko revealed; October 2006 Rezko arrested upon return from Syria; October 2006 Alsammarae convicted in Baghdad and makes his first escape attempt; December 2006 Alsammarae escapes from Baghdad. …

“(In 2004) Mr. Auchi traveled by private aircraft to Midway Airport in Chicago and then to a fete at the Four Season Hotel, where he met with his business partner in Chicago real estate, Mr. Rezko, as well as with Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich. Also present that night, according to a fresh report by James Bone and Dominic Kennedy of the London Times, was State Senator Barack Obama, who had recently won the Democratic primary for the U.S. Senate seat….”

Most politicians try to keep their financial backers out of trouble until after the election. But Rezko, is already indicted by a federal grand jury. And now his trial has begun in a Chicago federal court.

Rezko, along with Ali Ata and Abdelhamid Chaib, face federal grand jury charges presented in October 2006 by U.S. Attorney for Northern Illinois Patrick Fitzgerald. The case revolves around allegations of fraud between 2000 and 2004 in the sale of 17 Papa Johns’ Pizza parlors in Detroit, Chicago and Milwaukee. The case may begin with pizza but it could easily lead back to Europe, Syria, Iraq, and the UN Oil for Food program.

Fitzgerald is the prosecutor who won perjury convictions against Vice President Cheney’s Chief of Staff, Scooter Libby, in March, 2007. Chaib is an officer of several of Rezko’s restaurant chains including Chicagoland Panda Express franchises. Ata was appointed Executive Director of the Illinois Finance Authority by Governor Blagojevich. Ata was also a former president of the Chicago Chapter of the American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, and had a financial interest in Rezko’s restaurants. Ata reportedly donated as much as $60,000 to Blagojevich and $5,000 to Obama. Rezko reportedly raised as much as $500,000 for Blagojevich and at least $70,000 for Obama’svarious campaigns. Obama has redirected as much as $150,000 in donations “bundled” by Rezko.

Rezko has other unsavory financial ties. Arab American Media Services reports:

“In 1997, Panda Express won the right to open a lucrative concession at O’Hare International Airport under the city’s Minority Set-Aside program which directs large contracts to companies owned by Women, African Americans or Hispanics. The city awarded a 10-year contract for O’Hare Airport to Crucial Inc. in 1999, which the city believed was owned by an African American, Jabir Herbert Muhammad, the son of the late Elijah Mohammad.”

Elijah Mohammad led the Nation of Islam until his death in 1975. Jabir Herbert Muhammad wassued in 1999 by boxer Muhammad Ali for unauthorized use of his name in connection with the so-called Muhammad Ali Foundation. Rezko served as Executive Director of the Foundation.

Jay Stewart of the Better Government Assn. in Chicago told the LA Times:

“Everybody in this town knew that Tony Rezko was headed for trouble. When he got indicted, there wasn’t a single insider who was surprised. It was viewed as a long time coming. . . . Why would you be having anything to do with Tony Rezko, particularly if you’re planning to run for president?”

At a March 3 news conference in San Antonio, Texas, Chicago-based reporters peppered Obama with some of the questions the national news corps has avoided for over a year. Obama claims he had already answered the questions in the Chicago media. He said: “These requests, I think, could just go on forever. At some point, what we need to try to do is respond to what’s pertinent.”

Dana Milbank of the Washington Post wrote:

“Reporters, however, had a different idea of what was pertinent, and the questions about Rezko, NAFTA and other unpleasant subjects continued to come. An aide called out ‘last question,’ and Obama made his move for the exit — only for reporters to shout after him in protest. ‘C’mon, guys,’ he pleaded. ‘I just answered, like, eight questions.'”

Obama has refused to sit down at length with the Chicago reporters who have worked this story for years. But as Milbank pointed out, “The questioning…has only just begun.” With old-time Chicago corruption now going international-and Presidential–finding those answers is more urgent than ever.
on “Obama’s Iraqi Oil for Food connection””

http://www.americanthinker.com/2008/03/obamas_iraqi_oil_for_food_conn.html

FEC audit reveals Obama for America failed to file notice of nearly 2 million dollars in contributions in 2008, 1312 contributions, Prohibited sources?

FEC audit reveals Obama for America failed to file notice of nearly 2 million dollars in contributions in 2008, 1312 contributions, Prohibited sources?

“Why did Obama employ Robert Bauer of Perkins Coie, to request an advisory opinion on FEC matching funds that he was not eligible for?”…Citizen Wells

“You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time.”…Abraham Lincoln

From the FEC April 19, 2012.

Weekly Digest

Week of April 16 – 20
AUDITS

“Final Audit Report on Obama for America. On April 19, the Commission made public the Final Audit Report of the Commission on Obama for America (OFA) covering campaign finance activity between January 16, 2007 and December 31, 2008. The Commission approved a finding that OFA failed to file required 48-hour notices totaling $1,972,266 received in 2008.”

http://www.fec.gov/press/press2012/20120420digest.shtml

From the audit.

“Final Audit Report of the
Commission on
Obama for America
(January 16, 2007 – December 31, 2008)”

“Part I
Background
Authority for Audit

This report is based on an audit of Obama for America (OFA), undertaken by the Audit Division ofthe Federal Election Commission (the Commission) in accordance with the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971, as amended (the Act). The Audit Division conducted the audit pursuant to 2 U.S.C. §438(b), which permits the Commission to conduct audits and field investigations of any political committee that is required to file a report imder 2 U.S.C. §434. Prior to conducting any audit under this subsection, the Commission must perform an intemal review of reports filed by selected committees to determine if the reports filed by a particular committee meet the threshold requirements
for substantial compliance with the Act. 2 U.S.C. §438(b).

Scope of Audit

Following Commission-approved procedures, the Audit staff evaluated various risk factors and as a result, this audit examined:
1. the receipt of excessive contributions;
2. the receipt of contributions from prohibited sources;
3. the disclosure of contributions received;
4. the disclosure of individual contributors’ occupation and name of employer;
5. the consistency between reported figures and bank records;
6. the completeness of records; and
7. other committee operations necessary to the review.

Audit Hearing

Obama for America declined the opportunity for an audit hearing before the Commission on the matter presented in this report.”

“• Treasurer During Period Covered by Audit Robert R. Bauer January 16,2007 – May 9,2007, Martin H. Nesbit May 10,2007 – Present”

“Part III

Summary

Commission Finding

Failure to File 48-Hour Notices
Based on audit fieldwork, OFA did not file required 48-hour notices for 1,312
contributions, totaling $1,972,266, that were received prior to the general election. OFA provided no further information regarding this matter in response to the Interim Audit.

Report recommendation.

The Commission approved a finding that OFA failed to file required 48-hour notices in 2008. (For more detail, see page 4)”

“Facts and Analysis

A. Facts

During fieldwork. Audit staff compared OFA’s 48-hour notices with contributions of $1,000 or more that had been reported as received during the 48-hour notice filing period.’ This review identified 1,312 contributions, totaling $1,972,266, for which OFA failed to file the required notices. A majority of the missing 48-hour notices arose from a transfer reported on October 24,2008 from the Obama Victory Fund (OVF), a joint fundraising committee composed of OFA and the Democratic National Committee (DNC). In order to verify whether the contributions in question had been received between October 16 and October 23, Audit staff traced contributions attributed to the October 24 transfer to the disclosure reports filed by OVF.”

“Commission Conclusion

On March 8,2012, the Commission considered the Audit Division Recommendation Memorandum, in which the Audit Division recommended that the Commission adopt a finding that OFA failed to file required 48-hour notices in 2008.
The Commission approved the Audit staffs recommendation.”

http://www.fec.gov/audits/2008/Obama_for_America/FinalAuditReportoftheCommission1206263.pdf

Obama David Wilhelm pay to play politics history, Wilhelm Obama Blagojevich Clinton ties, Obama and Wilhelm played and escaped prosecution

Obama David Wilhelm pay to play politics history, Wilhelm Obama Blagojevich Clinton ties, Obama and Wilhelm played and escaped prosecution

“Why has David Wilhelm supported and protected Obama?”…Citizen Wells
“Why was Turning Point Solar, David Wilhelm’s venture, given federal loan guarantees?”…Citizen Wells
“Why were David Wilhelm and Barack Obama not prosecuted for their Operation Board Games involvement?…Citizen Wells

Barack Obama, Bill Clinton and David Wilhelm. Two occupants of the White House and a DNC chairman. That tells the tale. It seems that if you are high enough in the Democrat party you can get away with anything. We now have confirmation from Hollywood Producer Bettina Viviano that Bill Clinton knew in 2008 that Obama was not eligible. And Obama and Wilhelm have the goods on each other, have avoided prosecution and continue to be rewarded for pay to play politics.

Here is some background on David Wilhelm.

From Jake Tapper, ABC News, December 9, 2008.

“And, it should be pointed out, Mr. Obama has a relationship with Mr. Blagojevich, having not only endorsed Blagojevich in 2002 and 2006, but having served as a top adviser to the Illinois governor in his first 2002 run for the state house.

In the Democratic gubernatorial primary that year, then-state sen. Obama endorsed former Illinois Attorney General Roland Burris. But after Blagojevich won, Obama came around enthusiastically. At the same time, meanwhile, Axelrod had such serious concerns about whether Blagojevich was ready for governing he refused to work for his one-time client.

According to Rep. Rahm Emanuel, D-Ill., Mr. Obama’s incoming White House chief of staff, Emanuel, then-state senator Obama, a third Blagojevich aide, and Blagojevich’s campaign co-chair, David Wilhelm, were the top strategists of Blagojevich’s 2002 gubernatorial victory.

Emanuel told the New Yorker earlier this year that he and Obama “participated in a small group that met weekly when Rod was running for governor. We basically laid out the general election, Barack and I and these two.”

Wilhelm said that Emanuel had overstated Obama’s role. “There was an advisory council that was inclusive of Rahm and Barack but not limited to them,” Wilhelm said, and he disputed the notion that Obama was “an architect or one of the principal strategists.”

(An Obama Transition Team aide emails to note that Emanuel later changed his recollection of this story to Rich Miller’s “CAPITOL FAX,” saying, “David [Wilhelm] and I have worked together on campaigns for decades. Like always, he’s right and I’m wrong.”)”

“On the Chicago TV show “Public Affairs with Jeff Berkowitz” on June 27, 2002, state Sen. Obama said, “Right now, my main focus is to make sure that we elect Rod Blagojevich as Governor, we…”

“You working hard for Rod?” interrupted Berkowitz.

“You betcha,” said Obama.

“Hot Rod?” asked the host.

“That’s exactly right,” Obama said.

In 2004, then-Gov. Blagojevich enthusiastically endorsed Obama for the Senate seat after he won the nomination, and Obama endorsed Blagojevich for his 2006 re-election race in early 2005.

In the Summer of 2006, then-U.S. Sen. Obama backed Blagojevich even though there were serious questions at the time about Blago’s hiring practices.”

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2008/12/questions-arise/

From USA Today February 13, 2012.

“The man who served as national manager of former President Clinton’s 1992 campaign endorsed Sen. Barack Obama on Wednesday.
David Wilhelm, who led the campaign and later became chairman of the Democratic National Committee, said Obama had the unique ability to encourage cooperation as a 65-percent president after the divisive years of a 51-percent majority. He was referring to the notion that Obama could govern the country with the support of a large coalition, as opposed to more polarized support for President Bush.

Wilhelm is a superdelegate who was previously uncommitted in the race. His endorsement helps Obama in the delegate race, in which he pulled ahead after Tuesday’s sweeps of primaries in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia. Clinton remains considerably ahead in superdelegates, which are party officials, elected officials and others who can vote however they choose at the nominating convention.

If the race for pledged delegates based on outcomes in caucuses and primaries across the country remains tight, superdelegates could decide the nomination.

Obama leads the delegate race with 1,275 to 1,220 to Clinton, according to the latest count by The Associated Press.

Persuading superdelegates to back Obama will be a crucial role for Wilhelm in the Obama campaign, he said.

“The only reason this race appears to be closer than it actually is is the number of superdelegates that bought into Senator Clinton’s inevitability early — too early, it seems,” Wilhelm said.

The Clinton campaign predicted Wednesday it would be in a virtual tie with Obama in delegates after March 4 primaries in Ohio, Texas, Vermont and Rhode Island, separated by no more than 25 delegates.

Wilhelm said the Democrats could never win a contest about experience over Sen. John McCain, the likely Republican nominee, but could win — with Obama — an election that was framed around change.”

http://www.usatoday.com/news/politics/election2008/2008-02-13-obama-endorsement_N.htm

From the Chicago Tribune November 17, 2010.

“Secrecy shrouds some pension investments in Illinois”
“The Tribune was able to identify some assets underlying these investments only by reviewing thousands of pages of pension fund documents and scouring industry newsletters and Web sites.

“Private equity and real estate are the dark side,” said Jeremy Gold, a national pension expert formerly of the Wharton School’s Pension Research Council. “I say dark side because nobody really knows what real estate is worth until someone wants to buy it. Good luck figuring out what private equity is really worth.”

These issues come into play when analyzing the results achieved by Chicago-based Hopewell Ventures, a private equity investment firm that, according to the Tribune’s review of pension fund documents, is among the firms losing the most value in terms of percentage for city pension funds.

Hopewell’s co-founder is David Wilhelm, a native Chicagoan who has managed campaigns for Mayor Richard Daley and brought the 1996 Democratic National Convention to Chicago as national party chairman. He was also a campaign adviser for former Gov. Rod Blagojevich and an informal adviser to President Barack Obama’s presidential campaign.

In 2004, the municipal and laborers pension funds each invested about $5 million in Hopewell, whose holdings include a Minnesota printing company that filed for bankruptcy three years after the firm invested $2 million as well as an Illinois company that produces pasteurized eggs.

According to the Tribune’s analysis of pension fund documents, the funds’ investment of $10.2 million is now worth nearly $6 million less — for an annualized return of negative 9 percent. The funds also paid the firm $1.7 million in fees.”

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2010-11-17/news/ct-met-pension-transparency-20101117_1_national-pension-expert-pension-fund-pension-investments

From The Cleveland Plain Dealer October 5, 2010.

“Huge solar panel farm coming to southeast Ohio”

“The field will be built and owned by Turning Point Solar LLC, a joint venture of New Harvest Ventures of Ohio and Agile Energy LLC of California.

The cost of the solar field will be about $250 million, said David Wilhelm, a principal in New Harvest. The project will depend on state and federal tax credits, federal loan guarantees and a state advanced energy grant.

“All of these things are in motion,” Wilhelm said. “None of them are certain, but we are confident on all scores.”
Wilhelm, of Logan, was head of the Democratic National Committee in the 1990s but today is a venture capitalist, supporting sustainability, the concept of companies that “do well by doing good.””

http://www.cleveland.com/business/index.ssf/2010/10/huge_solar_panel_farm_coming_t.html

All of the above is interesting and certainly begins connecting the dots between David Wilhelm and Barack Obama, but as you have probably guessed, there is more.

Obama Illinois bar application fraud, Obama lied about drug use other names and tickets, Andy Martin complaint letter to IL Attorney Registration & Disciplinary Commission

Obama Illinois bar application fraud, Obama lied about drug use other names and tickets, Andy Martin complaint letter to IL Attorney Registration & Disciplinary Commission

“Why did Barack Obama surrender his IL law license?”…Citizen Wells
“They can’t punish someone who has resigned, which is why so many corrupt lawyers in Illinois resign before they are disbarred.”…Andy Martin

“Truth will ultimately prevail where there is pains to bring it to light.”…George Washington 

Citizen Wells articles about fraud committed by Obama on his Illinois Bar Application have been getting a lot of attention lately. I am reprinting what I consider to be the more damning one. Andy Martin, whether you agree with him or not, was in the forefront of questioning Barack Obama prior to 2008. Martin has a legal background and below you will see his complaint against Obama from March 13, 2007  filed with the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission. You will also find an email exchange between me and Andy Martin.

From Citizen Wells September 29, 2009.

There is much controversy regarding Barack Obama being eligible to be president. What we know is that Obama has not produced an actual birth certificate, his father was a British citizen, Obama is not a natural born citizen, Obama has kept hidden almost all official documents related to his past. One of the records Obama was not completely able to hide was his IL bar application. Here is data from Obama’s bar application that was saved in 2008.

BObarApplication

The Attorney Registration & Disciplinary Commission
An agency of the Illinois Supreme Court

Rules of the Board of Admissions and Committee on Character and Fitness
RULE 6   CHARACTER AND FITNESS REQUIREMENTS
“Rule 6.4. The revelation or discovery of any of the following should be treated as cause for further detailed inquiry before the Committee decides whether the law student registrant or applicant possesses the requisite character and fitness to practice law: (a) unlawful conduct; (b) academic misconduct; (c) making false statements, including omissions;

(d) misconduct in employment; (e) acts involving dishonesty, fraud, deceit or misrepresentation; (f) abuse of legal process; (g) neglect of financial responsibilities; (h) neglect of professional obligations; (i) violation of an order of a court; (j) evidence of conduct indicating instability or impaired judgment; (k) denial of admission to the bar in another jurisdiction on character and fitness grounds; (l) disciplinary action by a lawyer disciplinary agency or other professional disciplinary agency of any jurisdiction; (m) acts constituting the unauthorized practice of law; (n) failure to comply with the continuing duty of full disclosure to the Board and the Committee subsequent to the date of registration or application.”

Barack Obama fraudulently applied to the Illinois Bar.

  • Obama had 17 unpaid parking tickets from his days at Harvard.
  • Obama omitted his aliases of Barry Soetoro and Barry Obama.
  • Obama admitted to drug use when he was younger and there is strong reason to believe he was still using drugs.

Read the complete IL bar rules:

https://www.iardc.org/rulesadmissions.html#Rule%203,%20Character

From the Somerville News, March 7, 2007.

“Before Barack Obama was a United States senator and a presidential hopeful, he was a Harvard University law student living in Somerville who parked in bus stops and accumulated hundreds of dollars in parking tickets. And for nearly two decades those parking tickets went unpaid, until a representative of Obama’s settled all his outstanding debts with Cambridge’s Traffic, Parking and Transportation Department Jan. 26.

Obama attended Harvard Law School from 1988 to 1991. During his time at Harvard, Obama lived at 365 Broadway in Somerville, according to his parking tickets. Records from the Cambridge Traffic, Parking and Transportation office show that between Oct. 5, 1988 and Jan. 12, 1990 Obama was cited for 17 traffic violations, sometimes committing two in the same day. The abuses included parking in a resident permit area, parking in a bus stop and failing to pay the meter.

Twelve of Obama’s 17 tickets were given to him on Massachusetts Avenue.

In one eight day stretch in 1988, Obama was cited seven times for parking violations and was fined $45. Thirteen of the 17 violations occurred within one month in 1988.

Obama’s disobedience of the rules of the road earned him $140 in fines from the City of Cambridge. The tickets went unpaid for over 17 years and $260 in late fees were added to the tab. On Jan. 26, the fines and late fees were paid in full. The final tally for Obama’s parking breaches was $400, according to Cambridge Traffic, Parking and Transportation.

Obama spokeswoman Jennifer Psaki said the presidential candidate’s parking violations were not relevant.”

Read more:

http://somervillenews.typepad.com/the_somerville_news/2007/03/obama_finally_p.html#more

“not relevant”??

Apparently they were relevent to the IL bar and running for president.

Andy Martin filed a formal complaint with the Illinois Board of Admissions, Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission and Illinois Supreme Court on March 13, 2007.

“March 13, 2007

Illinois Board of Admissions to the Bar
625 S. College Street
Springfield, IL 62704
via fax (217) 522-3728
with copies to:

Attorney Registration and
Disciplinary Commission
Suite 1100
130 E. Randolph Street
Chicago, IL 60601
via fax (312) 565-1806

Clerk
Illinois Supreme Court
Supreme Court Building
Springfield, IL 62706

Re: Barack Hussein Obama (see attached)

COMPLAINT
Dear Board, Commission and Clerk’s Office:

I am addressing the following complaint to all three of your offices because
I am not sure which of you has jurisdiction to review the matters submitted
below.

Please deem this letter a formal complaint and request for investigation
submitted to all three of your offices, although I understand that only one
office will likely have authority to proceed with an actual investigation.

1. Background facts

a. Bar admission of Barack Hussein Obama
Mr. Obama was admitted to the Illinois Bar on December 17, 1991 (see
attached ARDC page). He is currently inactive.

b. IBAB requirements
The IBAB requires that bar admission applicants disclose whether they have
outstanding parking tickets (see attached excerpt from current application).
Obviously, in so far as the admission of Mr. Obama is concerned, the form of
the 1991 IBAB application would be controlling.

c. Outstanding parking tickets of Obama
Mr. Obama recently paid outstanding parking tickets that were unpaid at the
time of his admission to the bar (see attached news stories).

2. Legal issues
If in 1991 Mr. Obama signed an application to IBAB and denied that he owed
outstanding parking tickets, he falsified his application and gained
admission to the bar by fraud.

3. Request for relief/investigation/action
I would respectfully submit that Mr. Obama’s 1991 application should be
scrutinized to determine whether he falsified his answers and whether he
gained admission to the bar on the basis of fraudulent representations.
If the investigating authority determines that Mr. Obama’s answers were
deceptive, I believe an appropriate sanction should be imposed. It obviously
should not be a major sanction but a public reprimand or other appropriate
sanction should be imposed to protect the integrity of the admissions
process.

Respectfully submitted,
ANDY MARTIN”

Here is an email exchange from 2008 between Citizen Wells and Andy Martin.

From: Citizen Wells
To: Andy Martin

Sun, Sep 21, 2008 7:37 PM

What was the outcome of your March 13, 2007 complaint to the Illinois Supreme Court
regarding Obama’s application?
Thanks.
Wells

From: Andy Martin
To: Citizen Wells

Sun, Sep 21, 2008 at 7:40 PM
Nothing. Obama had already resigned as a lawyer and so they had no jurisdiction over him.

From: Citizen Wells
To: Andy Martin

Sep 21, 2008 at 7:45 PM
Thanks for the rapid response.
However, is there not a penalty for supplying false information?
Wells

From: Andy Martin
To: Citizen Wells

Sep 21, 2008 at 7:48 PM
Not if they have lost jurisdiction over the individual. They can’t punish someone who has resigned, which is why so many corrupt lawyers in Illinois resign before they are disbarred.

Donald Young murder anniversary, Obama TUCC church Choir director, Larry Sinclair, Obama Young relationship posted on Chicago BET message board

Donald Young murder anniversary, Obama TUCC church Choir director, Larry Sinclair, Obama Young relationship posted on Chicago BET message board

“Why was Donald Young, the gay choir director at TUCC, Obama’s church, murdered in December 2007 just as the presidential campaign was heating up?…Citizen Wells

“Was Barack Obama involved in a relationship with Donald Young?”…Citizen Wells

From Larry Sinclair December 23, 2011.

“It was four years today that Obama friend/lover was murdered”

“Exactly four years today Obama friend and lover Donald Young was found murdered in his Chicago home. On December 27, 2007 an individual who knew about the Obama/Young relationship posted on a Chicago BET message board

“Joshua said on December 27th, 2007 well i really hope that the fact that he was involved with obama cannot be linked to this murder!”

http://blogs.bet.com/news/newsyoushouldknow/choir-director-at-obama%E2%80%99s-church-is-killed/

It should also be noted that the comment link above, 3 years and 362 days later takes you to a Error 404- Not Found page on BET. Efforts to reach BET (Black Entertainment Television) by phone to obtain a comment as to why the item has been removed from BET Message Board have been unsuccessful. According to a recording the BET offices are closed.

Today three years and 362 days later Chicago Police nor anyone else has ever looked into Obama’s relationship with Donald Young as it might relate to Young’s murder.

Representatives of the Cook County States Attorney say “no arrest or charging of any defendant in the case has been made yet.” One representative from the States Attorney Office asked us for the name of the “person of interest” in the case, yet we were never told that name when informed in July the Chicago Police Department had a “POI” but had not made any arrest.

Chicago PD Has/Had Person of Interest in Young Murder”

Read more:

http://www.larrysinclair.org/2011/12/23/it-was-four-years-today-that-obama-friendlover-was-murdered/