What a “long strange trip it’s been,” just in the course of one weekend, with Hillary Rodham Clinton as the general locus. But let’s not talk about the trip — let’s talk about RICO.
I believe I could readily generate sufficient probable cause to suggest that Hillary Rodham Clinton, William Jefferson Clinton, Loretta Elizabeth Lynch, James Brien Comey and Andrew McCabe, along with Huma Abedin, Anthony Weiner (aka Carlos Danger), Cheryl Mills and Barack Hussein Obama should be charged under US RICO statutes.
What is RICO? It is delineated under 18 USC § 1961, a Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization:
Is a United States federal law that provides for extended criminal penalties and a civil cause of action for acts performed as part of an ongoing criminal organization. The RICO Act focuses specifically on racketeering, and it allows the leaders of a syndicate to be tried for the crimes which they ordered others to do or assisted them in doing, closing a perceived loophole that allowed a person who instructed someone else to, for example, murder, to be exempt from the trial because he did not actually commit the crime personally.
Under RICO, a person who has committed “at least two acts of racketeering activity” drawn from a list of 35 crimes—27 federal crimes and 8 state crimes—within a 10-year period can be charged with racketeering if such acts are related in one of four specified ways to an “enterprise”. Those found guilty of racketeering can be fined up to $25,000 and sentenced to 20 years in prison per racketeering count. In addition, the racketeer must forfeit all ill-gotten gains and interest in any business gained through a pattern of “racketeering activity.”
When the U.S. Attorney decides to indict someone under RICO, he or she has the option of seeking a pre-trial restraining order or injunction to temporarily seize a defendant’s assets and prevent the transfer of potentially forfeitable property, as well as require the defendant to put up a performance bond. This provision was placed in the law because the owners of Mafia-related shell corporations often absconded with the assets. An injunction and/or performance bond ensures that there is something to seize in the event of a guilty verdict.
I believe I could make an excellent argument for its application.
As we all recall, FBI Director Comey independently decided in July of this year that he would not recommend an indictment for Hillary Clinton or even the impaneling of a Grand Jury. DOJ under Lynch and Obama, corrupt as they are, pretended to be professional and placed the decision right back squarely at the feet of James Comey as in: “whatever he decides is good enough for us.”
“[AG Lynch] said…she would accept whatever recommendations career prosecutors and the F.B.I. director made…” –NYTimes July 1, 2016
Though, of course, the fix was already in. Any logical thinking human being knew the meeting between AG Lynch and Bill Clinton at the airport was 1) not coincidental, and 2) an agreement by Lynch to assure Bill Clinton that Hillary would not be indicted. Judicial Watch has rightly filed a FOIA request for all documents related to that meeting.
I connected all the dots here, to that point. Those dots are many, varied, complex, tightly interwoven and crafted like the careful dovetailing on a fine piece of furniture. But it all depends on one highly critical element that cannot be maintained perpetually: believing the lies. When one lie breaks and is discovered, there can be an eventual unraveling.
That is beginning to occur in a bit of a rushing fashion, beginning this past weekend.
On last Friday a bombshell erupted with regard to the FBI, Hillary Clinton and her emails. FBI Director Comey decided to re-open the investigation of HRC.
From the UKDailyMail.com:
FBI reopens Hillary email probe after messages ‘pertinent to the Clinton investigation’ are discovered on a laptop by agents investigating DailyMail.com’s report Weiner sexted a 15-year-old girl
By Francesca Chambers For Dailymail.com and David Martosko, U.s. Political Editor, In Manchester, New Hampshire and Geoff Earle, Deputy U.s. Political Editor, In Cedar Rapids, Iowa, For Dailymail.com and Alana Goodman For Dailymail.com
Hillary Clinton finally held a brief conference Friday at 7pm six hours after news broke
She asked the bureau to explain the issue in question without any delay
At 1pm, FBI Director James Comey dramatically revealed Hillary Clinton is back under investigation
New correspondences were found on a device which Anthony Weiner and Huma Abedin shared
Were uncovered after DailyMail.com revealed he sexted a 15-year-old girl – sparking FBI probe
FBI launched investigation in September after disclosure that he sent explicit messages and photographs
At afternoon rallies, Clinton said nothing about the new FBI revelations
Her campaign chairman John Podesta launched assault on FBI for ‘extraordinary’ move before election
Trump told supporters in Manchester, NH, the FBI were would overturn ‘ the miscarriage of justice’
Development is just 11 days before America votes and amid a sliding poll lead for Clinton
She has been hit by revelations of her family’s tangled business and charity interests from leaked emails
Comey announced in July that he wouldn’t recommend prosecuting Clinton over the private email scandal
He said he found her ‘extremely careless’ but she had no criminal intent
Hillary Clinton’s campaign was rocked on Friday after the FBI sensationally reopened their investigation into her secret server after they discovered email exchanges between her and top aide Huma Abedin on her estranged husband Anthony Weiner’s laptop.
The emails, which prompted FBI Director James Comey to reexamine the case, were found after Weiner’s electronic devices were seized by the FBI during the probe into him sexting a 15-year-old girl.
The FBI swooped in on Weiner in September after DailyMail.com revealed he had sent explicit messages and graphic pictures to the 15-year-old, fully aware she was under-age.
After reviewing the emails, the FBI launched a move which sent shockwaves through both presidential campaigns.
In a letter sent to Congress, Comey said that he had launched an investigation into the ‘pertinent’ exchanges to determine if any of the emails – which allegedly number more than 1,000 in total – contain classified information and whether any of them are ‘significant.’
And with that, let the Hillary Rodham Clinton lying commence. She was once typified as a pathological liar. There is now no disputing that whatsoever. She lacks the ability to tell the truth when the truth would save her, salve her or mitigate her. But no; she cannot.
First words out of her mouth: the letter was sent to Republican members of Congress only. A lie. The letter by Director Comey was sent to both sides as documented here.
The other lie from Clinton, that first hour, revolved around the wi-fi being out on her campaign plane, a meme trotted out by the American Media Maggots nationwide but refuted by Pat Dollard:
Hillary Shuts Off The Wi-Fi On Her Campaign Plane So Press Can’t See/Report Story On FBI Reopening Her Criminal Case
Excerpted From The American Mirror: A bombshell rocked the presidential campaign today, and reporters flying with Hillary Clinton were in the dark because the plane’s wifi was reportedly out.
One advisor, whom Mattingly did not name, used the patented Obama/Clinton line, “We’re learning about this just like you all are.”
With one notable exception: reporter Byron Tau. Check out his Tweet above.
There were two lies from Clinton within an hour of the news of Comey re-opening the case. In a bit of irony, here is what one got from Google when one entered the phrase “pathological liar.”
Is that not buttery ironical goodness?
But wait. Not only did FBI Director refuse to recommend either an indictment or even a Grand Jury for Hillary Clinton in July, the FBI has destroyed evidence (the FBI agreement to destroy the laptops of Clinton aides Cheryl Mills and Heather Samuelson), the Clinton campaign has destroyed evidence (the cell phones smashed by staffers with hammers as well as wiping of Hillary’s private servers with BleachBit), and the interview of Hillary Rodham Clinton was a sham, there were no subpoenas, no evidence collected.
Notes released from the FBI (pages can be viewed here) indicate Hillary Clinton could not recall much information and provided little detail in the 3.5 hours she was interviewed. Agents asked few direct and pointed questions and few follow-up questions (for example, regarding her health claims, documentation, doctors’ notes, etc). The takeaway was a weak interview consisting of softballs and puffy clouds. Even then, Hillary Clinton revealed her ignorance.
Angelina Jolie was interviewed for four hours regarding child abuse claims against Brad Pitt. The former Secretary of State and presidential candidate is taken less seriously than an actress in Hollywood.
Are these Dachau survivors subsisting on 350 calories per day? Hello, Skeletor?
It was discovered on Sunday that there were 650,000 emails on the laptop used by Anthony Weiner and estranged wife Huma Abedin. Yes; close to three-quarters of a million emails.
Let us not forget the rancid involvement of Assistant Director Andrew McCabe, the number two man in the FBI, whose job it was to directly supervise and monitor the Hillary Clinton email investigation. From the WSJ.com:
The Wall Street Journal reported last week that Mr. McCabe’s wife, Jill McCabe, received $467,500 in campaign funds in late 2015 from the political-action committee of Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, a longtime ally of the Clintons and, until he was elected governor in November 2013, a Clinton Foundation board member.
In February of this year, Mr. McCabe ascended from the No. 3 position at the FBI to the deputy director post. When he assumed that role, officials say, he started overseeing the probe into Mrs. Clinton’s use of a private email server for government work when she was secretary of state.
FBI officials have said Mr. McCabe had no role in the Clinton email probe until he became deputy director, and by then his wife’s campaign was over.
But other Clinton-related investigations were under way within the FBI, and they have been the subject of internal debate for months, according to people familiar with the matter.
Does the federal government purposely hire people, pay them large salaries and install them into positions of massive power, who are not only blind to ethics but tone deaf as well?
Others further down the FBI chain of command, however, said agents were given a much starker instruction on the case: “Stand down.” When agents questioned why they weren’t allowed to take more aggressive steps, they said they were told the order had come from the deputy director—Mr. McCabe.
From the microsecond McCabe had any linkage to an investigation with Clinton, Democrats or the Foundation, via his wife, he should have immediately recused himself and assigned supervision to others, making the conflict of interest apparent to the director himself verbally and on paper.
But just when you think it couldn’t get any stinkier, well, it got stinkier this weekend. Lynch’s Department of Justice blocked The Clinton Foundation investigation. Again, from WSJ.com:
FBI in Internal Feud Over Hillary Clinton Probe
by Devlin Barrett
In their initial review of the laptop, the metadata showed many messages, apparently in the thousands, that were either sent to or from the private email server at Mrs. Clinton’s home that had been the focus of so much investigative effort for the FBI. Senior FBI officials decided to let the Weiner investigators proceed with a closer examination of the metadata on the computer, and report back to them.
New details show that senior law-enforcement officials repeatedly voiced skepticism of the strength of the evidence in a bureau investigation of the Clinton Foundation, sought to condense what was at times a sprawling cross-country effort, and, according to some people familiar with the matter, told agents to limit their pursuit of the case. The probe of the foundation began more than a year ago to determine whether financial crimes or influence peddling occurred related to the charity.
So: does the Lynch DOJ actually investigate crimes, or does it exist like Stalin’s NKVD (People’s Comisarriat for Internal Affairs)?
Further, from the UKDailyMail.com:
EXCLUSIVE: Resignation letters piling up from disaffected FBI agents, his wife urging him to admit he was wrong: Why Director Comey jumped at the chance to reopen Hillary investigation
by Ed Klein for UKDailyMail
- James Comey revived the investigation of Clinton’s email server as he could no longer resist mounting pressure by mutinous agents, sources say
- The atmosphere at the FBI has been toxic ever since Jim announced last July that he wouldn’t recommend an indictment against Hillary
- He told his wife that he was depressed by the stack of resignation letters piling up on his desk from disaffected agents
- Comes was also worried that Republicans would accuse him of granting Hillary political favoritism after the presidential election
- When new emails allegedly linked to Hillary’s personal server turned up in Abedin and Anthony Weiner’s computer, Comey jumped at the excuse
James Comey’s decision to revive the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s email server and her handling of classified material came after he could no longer resist mounting pressure by mutinous agents in the FBI, including some of his top deputies, according to a source close to the embattled FBI director.
Translated: the thing Comey didn’t think would happen, happened. Line level agents were submitting letters of resignation. They were embarrassed to be agents in the Comey administration..
‘The atmosphere at the FBI has been toxic ever since Jim announced last July that he wouldn’t recommend an indictment against Hillary,’ said the source, a close friend who has known Comey for nearly two decades, shares family outings with him, and accompanies him to Catholic mass every week.
Translated: line level agents knew that Comey had sold out. He was flat-out wrong and was clearly influenced by politics. They knew Comey had betrayed his law enforcement oath.
‘Some people, including department heads, stopped talking to Jim, and even ignored his greetings when they passed him in the hall,’ said the source. ‘They felt that he betrayed them and brought disgrace on the bureau by letting Hillary off with a slap on the wrist.’
Anyone in law enforcement could see the betrayal of the base and foundational ethics of the FBI: fidelity, bravery, integrity.
He told his wife that he was depressed by the stack of resignation letters piling up on his desk from disaffected agents. The letters reminded him every day that morale in the FBI had hit rock bottom.
Gosh, Mr Comey, just who might be responsible for that?
‘He’s been ignoring the resignation letters in the hope that he could find a way of remedying the situation,’ said the source.
‘When new emails that appeared to be related to Hillary’s personal email server turned up in a computer used [her close aide] Huma Abedin and [Abedin’s disgraced husband,] Anthony Weiner, Comey jumped at the excuse to reopen the investigation.
‘The people he trusts the most have been the angriest at him,’ the source continued. ‘And that includes his wife, Pat. She kept urging him to admit that he had been wrong when he refused to press charges against the former secretary of state.
Ah, but here comes the crux of the biscuit.
But Comey’s decision to reopen the case was more than an effort to heal the wound he inflicted on the FBI.
He was also worried that after the presidential election, Republicans in Congress would mount a probe of how he had granted Hillary political favoritism.
Finally, a page ripped from the notebook of Captain Obvious:
His announcement about the revived investigation, which came just 11 days before the presidential election, was greeted with shock and dismay by Attorney General Loretta Lynch and the prosecutors at the Justice Department.
‘Jim told me that Lynch and Obama are furious with him,’ the source said.
I still speak to “certain people” that I know in law enforcement. These persons are saying that, had Comey not decided to go this route, information would have been leaked, phone calls would have been made and mass insurrection would have occurred within the ranks of the FBI.
Here is what needs to occur within the week — 8 days before the election. A Grand Jury needs to be convened, a Special Prosecutor needs to be named and subpoenas need to be issued. We are on the precipice of, quite frankly, a Constitutional crisis. The actual rule of law is in jeopardy and the veracity of our Republic is at stake.
It is clear the Clinton Foundation and the upper level persons aligned with it, covering for it, covering for those who are corrupt, should be the subject of a wide-ranging RICO investigation. The circumstances are screaming for it.
My, what a difference one small weekend can make.
Are we truly a Constitutional Republic?
And can we keep it?