By Clarice Feldman at The American Thinker
Some years ago, in an effort to avoid prosecution, Mafia boss Vincent “Vinnie the Chin” Gigante donned a bathrobe and wandered the streets of Little Italy and Greenwich Village posing as a demented old man. I wonder if Hillary Clinton is getting fitted for just such a bathrobe and starts wandering the lanes of Chappaqua in Westchester to avoid prosecution herself.
For years I’ve saved lots of time by considering every word she says a lie, and her story about her emails and email server proves my point. Everything she said about the emails has come apart and now there are rumors she has some health issues.
Insiders are claiming she’s suffered a series of strokes and has multiple sclerosis. “Clinton has a history of blackouts, falls, memory loss, blinding headaches, vision problems and collapses dating back at least a decade. In 2005, she fainted during a luncheon speech in Buffalo, N.Y. Four years later, then–Secretary of State Clinton broke her right elbow in a mysterious fall in a U.S. State Department garage. In 2011, Clinton collapsed while boarding a flight in Yemen, but insisted she’d simply slipped.”
If, indeed, this information is coming from people close to her campaign they might be setting up a defense for her — although without knowing whether the government will charge her and in view of her party’s dependence on her as the only realistic nominee, this is tricky business. If they overplay this it might cost her the nomination after all.
In the meantime, although progress in the courts is slow, it cannot be put off forever.
“For Team Clinton, it’s become the equivalent of a courtroom quagmire.
Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign is finding it difficult to move past the controversy over her email setup while she was serving as the nation’s top diplomat, in part because of the nearly three-dozen legal challenges related to it.
There are 35 separate, active public records lawsuits against the State Department that deal with the emails of Clinton or her top aides.”
Investors Business Daily says it’s time for the courts to get tough on her:
A jurist who boasts being appointed to federal judgeships by Presidents Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton ordered the State Department to find out from the FBI what was recoverable on Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s private email server, but the FBI is playing dumb.
The conservative nonprofit Judicial Watch filed a Freedom of Information Act request for copies of emails between the former secretary of state and her top aides. The FBI’s counsel responded to State’s attempts to follow through on D.C. District Court Judge Emmet G. Sullivan’s order with a statement asserting that “we can neither confirm nor deny the existence of any ongoing investigation.”
IBD may being unnecessarily harsh on the FBI. It was not a party to that particular documents request and, in any event, would be smart to hold close to the chest right now what it has rather than letting the attorney general and the public know. It does seem clear to me, even in the fog, that there are disgruntled sources in the DNI, Department of State, and, perhaps even the FBI, who are so angry about the careless mishandling of classified information that they will not let her off the hook.
This week there’s been a Niagara of stories refuting her never-ending lies about the emails she sent and received on an unauthorized private server.
Although she’s represented that her personal emails on the server were lost, it’s been reported the FBI has been able to recover them and turned over 925 Libya-related emails to the Benghazi panel.
She claimed that the Department of State’s request for her email records came at the same time and was of a piece of its request to former secretaries of state. Turns out, it wasn’t and her claim was another lie:
“State Department officials provided new information Tuesday that undercuts Clinton’s characterization. They said the request was not simply about general record-keeping but was prompted entirely by the discovery that Clinton had exclusively used a private e-mail system. They also said they first contacted her in the summer of 2014, at least three months before the agency asked Clinton and three of her predecessors to provide their e-mails.”
Other aspects of her shady operations kept tumbling out this week: It was she who approved awarding Huma Abedin special status allowing her to do private consulting for Teneo and work for the Clinton Foundation and for the Department of State at the same time. Certainly this resulted in obvious conflicts of interest and her emails are also being sought. As you might have guessed, Hillary had earlier said she was not “directly involved” in this bizarre decision.
“Well, I was not directly involved in that, but everything that she did was approved under the rules as they existed by the State Department,” Clinton said.
The document states the following: “I certify that this is an accurate statement of the major duties and responsibilities of this person… and the position is necessary to carry out government functions for which I am responsible,” the form reads in a box labelled “supervisory certification.”
“Hillary Rodham Clinton, Secretary of State,” reads the name in that box.
The signature, however, has been blanked out by the State Department.
There can be little doubt that three of her closest aides at the Department of State – Patrick Kennedy, Huma Abedin, and Cheryl Mills — will find themselves increasingly under fire by investigators for the FBI, the courts, and Congress. They might want to keep in mind the fate of those faithful aides (that is, human sacrifices) of the Clintons the last time around. And this time, with Clinton’s star fading fast, they may have more to fear by covering up her misdeeds than by coming clean and protecting their own hides.
Probably the most scathing commentary about the cascading scandal is that of Ron Fournier of the National Journal, who told her to come clean or get out.
If the Democratic Party cares to salvage a sliver of moral authority, its leaders and early state voters need to send Hillary Rodham Clinton an urgent message: Come clean or get out. Stop lying and deflecting about how and why you stashed State Department email on a secret server — or stop running
While the Democratic front-runner still insists there was no classified information on the unsecured server, the FBI has moved beyond whether U.S. secrets were involved to how and why. In the language of law enforcement, the FBI is investigating her motive.
On Sunday, Clinton told Face the Nation host John Dickerson: “What I did was allowed. It was fully above board,” and “I tried to be fully transparent.” Both claims are objectively and indisputably false.
Almost as if on cue, the FBI arrested Ng Lap Seng last weekend, a man with close ties to the Chinese Government for bringing in large sums of cash – $4.5 million in the past 2 years – and lying about his purpose for so doing. Does the name sound familiar? It should.
Ng was identified in a 1998 Senate report as the source of hundreds of thousands of dollars illegally funneled through an Arkansas restaurant owner, Charlie Trie, to the Democratic National Committee during the Clinton administration.
“Trie’s contributions purchased access for himself and Ng to the highest levels of our government,” the Senate report said.
Ng and Trie made a number of visits to the White House to attend Democratic National Committee-sponsored events and were photographed with President Bill Clinton and then-First Lady Hillary Clinton. ABC News reported in 1997 that Ng had made six trips to the White House.
Senate investigators said Ng “refused to meet with or answer the investigators questions,” although he was never charged with a crime in the investigation.
Trie, an American citizen, pleaded guilty to violating campaign finance laws.
Also arrested with Ng was an associate and translator, Jeff Yin, a naturalized American citizen who is also accused of lying about the use and importation of the funds. Both are being held at a federal corrections center and are scheduled to be in court on Oct. 5.
Ng’s lawyer, Kevin Tung, said Ng is being held without bail, and Tung said he could not comment as to where the money had allegedly gone.
Like Sergeant Schultz, Hillary claims to know nothing about it.
Hillary’s campaign office is claiming ignorance. But isn’t it funny how suddenly the Clintons’ old Chinese bagmen are popping up again, lugging around bags full of cash, just as the Clintons make another run at the White House?
Recall that in her 2008 bid for the White House, Hillary had to return hundreds of thousands of dollars raised by another Chinese bagman, Norman Hsu, who happened to be a criminal fugitive. Hsu bundled $1 million for the Clinton campaign through straw donors. He was busted for laundering foreign cash.
The pattern of corruption may be repeating with the re-emergence of Ng.
Through Trie, Ng bought access to the White House ostensibly on behalf of Beijing, which the FBI said at the time was running an influence operation against the Clinton administration.
At the time, Chinese missiles couldn’t hit the side of a barn. But thanks to Clinton missile-technology transfers, Beijing can now hit any city in the U.S. And thanks to his opening up the nuclear weapons labs to Chinese scientists, Beijing “stole” the designs to every nuke in the U.S. arsenal.
The Chicoms also sought a beachhead in our hemisphere and got it, when Clinton in 1997 allowed Chinese front companies to take over the Panama Canal, a strategic waterway linking the Pacific Ocean and Atlantic Ocean. Beijing now effectively controls key naval shipping lanes in our backyard.
Beijing got a hell of a lot for their money under the treasonous Clinton administration. Now it seems they’re back trying to get even more in a hoped-for second regime.
Too bad the corrupt Clintons aren’t joining the mysterious Mr. Wu behind bars.
The private company which managed her private server was compromised as early as 2011 and China was the “home source of 299 of the 338 command and control networks that the hackers used to carry out the attacks.”
Maybe Ng was just gilding an already stolen lily.
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