Another day goes by and another Democrat lands at the center of a corruption scandal. Each morning you wake up, grab some tea or coffee, maybe go for a nice brisk walk, and then you check your news to see which Democrat has been caught in the latest crime or scandal. It’s so regular that it can become part of your daily routine.
This time it’s Democrat Rep. Luis Gutierrez’s turn to be involved in the corruption scandal of the day today. This is the same man who got himself arrested at a Capitol Hill protest along with 200 other protesters demanding action on DACA. They had stormed the steps of Congress and apparently planned on getting arrested ahead of time. Those who pledged ahead of time to volunteer for arrest wore green gloves and green armbands and were ushered to the front of the line, according to the Daily Caller. Getting arrested on purpose is not the most intelligent idea in the book.
No surprise here that those who don’t care about immigration law don’t seem to care about the others either. Granted, they at least behaved themselves well enough where they didn’t face any criminal charges, but that’s not the point. It won’t be the only time Gutierrez has found himself walking a thin line on the edge of the law. He announced last week that he won’t seek re-election after 24 years on the job, perhaps revelations of how he handles his campaign funds are why. Could his lack of interest in seeking re-election be due to a scandal involving mishandled funds?
According to the Washington Free Beacon, “Soraida Gutierrez, his wife, has collected more than $430,000 from Gutierrez for Congress, Luis’s campaign committee, since 2010. Soraida is the top recipient of expenditures this year.
Soraida, who was a registered lobbyist in Illinois prior to appearing on the campaign’s payroll, has been listed as the campaign’s office manager, fundraiser, and treasurer for the past seven years.
Gutierrez’s campaign committee has reported $77,838.69 in operating expenditures from the beginning of January to the end of September. Soraida has received seven checks for $6,000 each—or $42,000 total—during this time, meaning that she has collected more than half of his campaign’s disbursements.
This is not the first time Soraida has been the top recipient of cash from her husband’s campaign.
When Soraida first joined the campaign in 2010, she was paid $44,000 from its war chest. In 2012, Soraida’s payments rose to $93,000. In 2014, Soraida pulled in $110,000. In 2016, she collected $125,856. Soraida was the top recipient of cash from Gutierrez for Congress every election cycle since first appearing on its payroll seven years ago.
Gutierrez also paid his two daughters a combined $5,000 for a fundraising project and bookkeeping between 2004 and 2009.”
Extremely unethical, but illegal? Possibly not, given that Gutierrez is likely to defend the payments as legitimate payments for services, even though there’s a very good chance that it was him milking his donors for money like they were his personal slush fund.
It’s actually thanks to Jesse Jackson Jr. that family members can be on campaign payrolls, after he sent a request to the FEC to allow as much. After the law was changed, Jackson paid a firm run by his wife hundreds of thousands of dollars from his campaign committee, eventually leading to the two pleading guilty for using $750,000 in campaign funds for personal use.
When you run a campaign and pay your family members with the money it receives in the form of donations and there’s no work to be shown to back up the cause, then is that unethical, illegal, or both?
Was Gutierrez as careless enough to get himself caught in a crime or simply frowned upon?
What will this revelation turn into when the investigation begins?
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BREAKING NEWS…. TRUMP Just Declared A NATIONAL EMERGENCY!!!
THEY BETTER WATCH OUT!
You probably didn’t see it in the mainstream media but among the executive orders signed by Donald Trump recently declared a national emergency. The executive order, addressed to Congress, states that pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act, he’s declaring a national emergency with respect to “the unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security, foreign policy, and economy of the United States posed by serious human rights abuse and corruption around the world.” In other words, the act is targeting international human rights abusers.
Given the timing of this order and the recent drama with the United Nations, which overwhelmingly passed a resolution dissenting from Trump’s declaration of Jerusalem of the capital of Israel, it’s apparently directed at many of those countries. It’s clear that they’ve gone unchecked thus far – and one should not look further than their treatment of Israel to prove as much. According to Unbiased America, in 2016, the U.N. general assembly passed five times more resolutions against Israel than against North Korea, Syria, Russia, Iran, and the rest of world combined.
The executive order reads:
TO THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES:
Pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act, as amended (50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.) (IEEPA), I hereby report that I have issued the enclosed Executive Order (the “order”) declaring a national emergency with respect to the unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security, foreign policy, and economy of the United States posed by serious human rights abuse and corruption around the world. In addition to taking action under IEEPA, the order implements the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act (Public Law 114-328) (the “Act”) and delegates certain of its authorities.
The order blocks the property and interests in property of persons listed in the Annex to the order. It also blocks the property and interests in property of any foreign person determined by the Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the Secretary of State and the Attorney General:
(1) to be responsible for or complicit in, or to have directly or indirectly engaged in, serious human rights abuse;
(2) to be a current or former government official, or a person acting for or on behalf of such an official, who is responsible for or complicit in, or has directly or indirectly engaged in:
(a) corruption, including the misappropriation of state assets, the expropriation of private assets for personal gain, corruption related to government contracts or the extraction of natural resources, or bribery; or
(b) the transfer or the facilitation of the transfer of the proceeds of corruption;
(3) to be or have been a leader or official of:
(a) an entity, including any government entity, that has engaged in, or whose members have engaged in, any of the activities described in (1), (2)(a), or (2)(b) above relating to the leader’s or official’s tenure; or
(b) an entity whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to the order as a result of activities related to the leader’s or the official’s tenure; or
(4) to have attempted to engage in any of the activities described in (1), (2)(a), or (2)(b) above.
The order also blocks any person determined by the Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the Secretary of State and the Attorney General:
(5) to have materially assisted, sponsored, or provided financial, material, or technological support for, or goods or services to or in support of:
(a) any activity described in (1), (2)(a), or (2)(b) above that is conducted by a foreign person;
(b) any person whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to the order; or
(c) any entity described in (3)(a) above where the activity is conducted by a foreign person;
(6) to be owned or controlled by, or to have acted or purported to act for or on behalf of, directly or indirectly, any person whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to the order; or
(7) to have attempted to engage in any of the activities described in (5) or (6) above.
In addition, the order suspends entry into the United States of any alien listed in the Annex or determined to meet one or more of the criteria above.
I have delegated to the Secretary of the Treasury the authority, in consultation with the Secretary of State, to take such actions, including adopting rules and regulations, and to employ all powers granted to the President by IEEPA and the Act, as may be necessary to implement the order and relevant provisions of the Act. I have delegated to the Secretary of State the authority to take such actions, including adopting rules and regulations, and to employ all powers granted to the President by IEEPA and the Act, as may be necessary to implement the provisions of the order and the Act suspending entry into the United States of certain aliens. All executive departments and agencies are directed to take all appropriate measures within their authority to implement the order.
DONALD J. TRUMP
THE WHITE HOUSE,
December 20, 2017.
According to Freedom Daily, the executive order is directed against some specific individuals. Among them include an Israeli billionaire, the head of Nicaragua’s electoral commission, and the former president of Gambia.They are:
1. Mukhtar Hamid Shah; Date of Birth (DOB) August 11, 1939; alt. DOB November 8, 1939; nationality, Pakistan
2. Angel Rondon Rijo; DOB July 16, 1950; nationality, Dominican Republic
3. Dan Gertler; DOB December 23, 1973; nationality, Israel; alt. nationality, Democratic Republic of the Congo
4. Maung Maung Soe; DOB March 1964; nationality, Burma
5. Yahya Jammeh; DOB May 25, 1965; nationality, The Gambia
6. Sergey Kusiuk; DOB December 1, 1966; nationality, Ukraine; alt. nationality, Russia
7. Benjamin Bol Mel; DOB January 3, 1978; alt. DOB December 24, 1978; nationality, South Sudan; alt. nationality, Sudan
8. Julio Antonio Juárez Ramírez; DOB December 1, 1980; nationality, Guatemala
9. Goulnora Islamovna Karimova; DOB July 8, 1972; nationality, Uzbekistan
10. Slobodan Tesic; DOB December 21, 1958; nationality, Serbia
11. Artem Yuryevich Chayka; DOB September 25, 1975; nationality, Russia
12. Gao Yan; DOB April 1963; nationality, China
13. Roberto Jose Rivas Reyes; DOB July 6, 1954; nationality, Nicaragua
How will the United Nations respond? Will they ignore real problems do things that matter?
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BREAKING NEWS From Los Angeles… TRUMP Said HELL NO!!! This is HUGE!
Trump did it and now there’s breaking news from Los Angeles that our loyal readers may greatly enjoy! It’s truly incredible that the Federal government has allowed us to get to the point where there are literally hundreds of sanctuary cities across the United States that harbor illegal immigrant violent criminals. In those cities granting sanctuary status, illegal aliens can live worry free about having their immigration status reported back to federal law enforcement and they can commit more crimes that put Americans in danger.
Massive amounts of illegal immigrants (many criminals) flock to such sanctuary cities as it provides a layer of protection against deportation. One estimate shows that ten sanctuary cities house 20% of the U.S.’s illegal immigrants. As for the consequences of illegal immigration, there are two main problems that many discuss: displaced American jobs and lower wages due to intense competition from the influx of low-skilled workers. Don’t forget the element of criminal activity. The intense criminal activity of illegal immigrants could be considered shocking:
- Between 2008 and 2014, 40% of all murder convictions in Florida were criminal aliens. In New York it was 34% and Arizona 17.8%.
- During those years, criminal aliens accounted for 38% of all murder convictions in the five states of California, Texas, Arizona, Florida and New York, while illegal aliens constitute only 5.6% of the total population in those states.
- That 38% represents 7,085 murders out of the total of 18,643.
As for the fiscal cost, there are 10 and 15 million illegal immigrants who impose a collective $113 billion annual cost on taxpayers.
It’s astounding that the federal government has ever tolerated sanctuary cities, but the Trump administration could put a dire end to the atrocious model of Democratic mayors who persist to demonize our American cities and plague them with an increase in potential crimes by not participating with a request to report the violent illegal immigrants.
According to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Acting Director Thomas Homan, deportation targets have surged now that President Trump has “taken the handcuffs off of law enforcement.” The top ICE official explained that illegal border crossings have plummeted by nearly 70% since Trump took office, “arrests inside the country have jumped 40% and that demands for illegal criminals in local jails has skyrocketed 80%.”
Sanctuary cities will quickly become a better and safer place to live when they’re forced to ditch their beloved policies that favor illegal immigrants over American citizens.
Phoenix recently removed their sanctuary status and saw results very quickly. They’ve reported a decline in crime. Is there anything wrong with that?
According to Freedom Daily, “we are now getting reports that the Los Angeles Police Department has been denied $3 Million in federal aid for “law enforcement” purposes. Although there has been no official announcement as to why this funding has been denied it likely has something to do with Los Angeles’ lawless so-called “sanctuary city” status on harboring illegal aliens.
The U.S. Department of Justice hasn’t offered the LAPD an explanation of why the department didn’t receive any of the $98 million in grants recently awarded to scores of law enforcement agencies across the nation. A spokesman for the federal agency declined to comment when asked by The Times last week.
But after the Trump administration’s repeated threats to withhold federal money from cities that don’t cooperate with its immigration crackdown, some LAPD officials said they believe the move was retaliatory — and a troubling sign of what could come.
Steve Soboroff, president of the civilian Police Commission that oversees the LAPD, said that he believes the Justice Department denied the funding request because of the LAPD’s well-publicized, hands-off approach to immigration enforcement. Soboroff said he worries future funding may also be at risk.
“Community policing is what policing’s all about. Militaristic policing, immigrant harassment is not,” he said. “By ignoring that, or prioritizing it beneath their issue of sanctuary cities and cooperation with ICE [Immigration and Customs Enforcement] — the priorities are wrong.”
“If this is the tip of the iceberg, we’re going to set back law enforcement and policing and public safety by decades,” he added.
The LAPD had planned to use the money to hire 25 officers for the community policing program in Harvard Park, one of the city’s deadliest neighborhoods. The roughly half-mile area saw eight homicides in 2016, nearly triple the number from the year before. So far this year, six people have been killed.
Los Angeles mayor, Eric Garcetti, has openly defied Trump and been a vocal opponent of the #MAGA agenda. A mic.com article on Garcetti features such interludes as:
“We will defend any undocumented worker who’s going to be deported,” he said flatly in a recent interview. The words are backed up indeed: In December, Los Angeles unveiled an ambitious $10-million fund to provide legal counsel to residents facing deportation.
Los Angeles and Orange counties, after all, are home to 1 million undocumented immigrants, or nearly 10% of all undocumented immigrants nationwide. Los Angeles is also one of the major cities that has been targeted by ICE raids in the aftermath of the election.
Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell has said he’s afraid of losing $132 Million over the next three years because of his county’s harboring of illegal aliens.
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BREAKING NEWS About Hillary Clinton – They Just Found It! Prison Won’t Be Fun!
Would you believe that Hillary Clinton is still blaming Russia for her loss of the 2016 Presidential election? Of course, you would, but you may be surprised at just how hyperbolic it has become.
Hillary Clinton compared alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election to the September 11th attacks a few months ago: “We had really well-respected security, intelligence veterans saying this was a cyber 9/11, in the sense it was a direct attack on our institutions,” Clinton claimed. “That may sound dramatic, but we know that they probed and tried to intrude into election systems — not just the social media propaganda part of their campaign.”
“This is an ongoing threat,” she declared, adding that the Russians are “not done.”
Well, that’s one insanely insensitive way to blame the American public for your loss, essentially claiming that everyone who voted against you was a victim of a “cyber 9/11.”
It’s mainly funny given that Hillary Clinton is accusing the Russians of conspiring against her when she had no problem plotting with them just over a half-decade ago. Hillary wasn’t comparing the Russians to al-Qaeda when they were giving her money. How could she and why would she?
As we’ve covered in previous articles, the Clinton family has allegedly played a significant role in the Uranium One deal, which has now become the subject of scandal due to the circumstances surrounding the issue. The Uranium One deal allowed 20 percent of the United States uranium reserves to be awarded to a firm with Russian interests. The deal made little sense and was potentially responsible for weakening national security. In fact, the deal only makes sense because the Clinton Foundation received kickbacks from Russian donors around the approximate time the deal happened. There’s also claims that Bill Clinton gave a speech to a Russian bank in Moscow and somehow earned $500,000 for his time. Is that the going rate for a short speech to another country?
That was back in 2010, but now the heat is finally turning up on the Clinton brigade. All eyes will be watching closely to see what comes up next since the lid blew off the Uranium scandal. Some Republicans have called for an investigation, and they got their wish.
Now, things are getting serious. According to NBC News, on the orders of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Justice Department prosecutors have begun asking FBI agents to explain the evidence they found in a now dormant criminal investigation into a controversial uranium deal that critics have linked to Bill and Hillary Clinton, multiple law enforcement officials told NBC News.
The interviews with FBI agents are part of the Justice Department’s effort to fulfill a promise an assistant attorney general made to Congress last month to examine whether a special counsel was warranted to look into what has become known as the Uranium One deal, a senior Justice Department official said.
At issue is a 2010 transaction in which the Obama Administration allowed the sale of U.S. uranium mining facilities to Russia’s state atomic energy company. Hillary Clinton was secretary of state at the time, and the State Department was one of nine agencies that agreed to approve the deal after finding no threat to U.S. national security.
A senior law enforcement official who was briefed on the initial FBI investigation told NBC News there were allegations of corruption surrounding the process under which the U.S. government approved the sale. But no charges were filed.
In recent weeks, FBI agents who investigated the case have been asked by Justice Department prosecutors to describe the results of their probe. The agents also have been asked if there was any improper effort to squash a prosecution, the law enforcement sources say.
The senior Justice Department official said the questions were part of an effort by the Sessions team to get up to speed on the controversial case, in the face of allegations from Congressional Republicans that it was mishandled.
According to one legal analyst, there are at least thirteen crimes Hillary could be charged with for her alleged involvement in the scandalous deal. Of course, this is Hillary Clinton we’re talking about. She’s had far more than thirteen scandals under her lengthy career, and nothing too intense has ever happened with those.
Is it time for Hillary Clinton to be brought to justice?
Justice defeating the Clinton armada and tax reform would be the achievement of a lifetime and potentially the reason Trump wins in 2020 if he decides to run for reelection.
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BREAKING!! TRUMP Is ARRESTING BOTH!! FINALLY!!!
THAT TOOK BALLS!!
BREAKING!! The FBI Just RAIDED His House!!
CLUB GITMO HERE THEY COME!
BREAKING!!! CALIFORNIA Gov To Be PROSECUTED!
TIME IS UP!!
BREAKING!!! TRUMP FINALLY Did It!! HERE Comes The RIOTS!!!
TIME IS UP!
BREAKING! Prince Harry Can’t Marry Her! The SECRET IS OUT!!!
IS MARKLE GETTING THE BOOT?