corruption

A Presidency from Hell?

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

White House scandals, as Nixon said in Watergate, are almost always rooted in mendacity—not the misdeed, but the cover-up, the lies, the perjury, the obstruction of justice that follow. And here Hillary Clinton seems to have an almost insoluble problem. This election is not over. But if Hillary Clinton wins, a truly hellish presidency could await her, and us.

WikiLeaks Shines Light on Forked-Tongue Democrats

Daniel J. Flynn, The American Spectator

WikiLeaks revealed that the Democratic Party operatives that we watch as animatrons on TV become real people once they think no one watches. They want to suppress the leaked emails why, exactly? They’re not amoral, imprudent pod people, after all. They just play them on TV.

Grifters-in-Chief

Kimberley Strassel, Wall Street Journal

The Clintons do not draw any lines between their “charitable” work, their political activity, their government jobs or (and most important) their personal enrichment. Every other American is expected to keep these pursuits separate, as required by tax law, anticorruption law and campaign-finance law. For the Clintons, it is all one and the same—the rules be damned.

Think Tank Official May Have Violated IRS Rules By Coordinating Anti-Trump Event With Clinton Campaign

Chuck Ross, Daily Caller

A top official at the Atlantic Council violated the think tank’s “ethos and policies” by not disclosing email exchanges with the Hillary Clinton campaign in which he offered himself up as a campaign surrogate and also proposed hosting an event that would be critical of Donald Trump.

Dem Pollster: Clinton ‘May Be Immune To Pay To Play’

Peter Hasson, Daily Caller

Democratic pollster and former Bill Clinton adviser Stanley Greenberg thinks Hillary Clinton may be immune to pay-to-play charges, according to a February 2016 email he sent to Clinton campaign manager John Podesta.

State works hard, and illegally, for Clinton

Editors, Washington Examiner

The public needs to ponder why an entire government agency dedicated itself to riding shotgun for the presidential candidate most likely to win. Perhaps Clinton's habitual secrecy, paranoia and dishonesty infected the State Department under her tenure there. Either way, it certainly shares those characteristics with her.

Quid Pro Quo: A Staggering Example of Hillary Email Corruption

Scott McKay, The American Spectator

According to documents made public by the FBI as part of interview summaries surrounding the Clinton emails case, there was an attempt at a deal between Patrick Kennedy, one of Hillary’s kept men at the State Department, and the Bureau whereby classified emails on her unsecured bathroom server would have their status altered in her favor in exchange for more favorable treatment of FBI officials in overseas postings at embassies.

Neal Freeman: Avarice and Mendacity Have Been the Hallmarks of Hillary Clinton’s Career

The hallmarks of Mrs. Clinton’s long career in public life have been avarice and mendacity. At every stop, she has sought to monetize her public service and then lie about what she did. She should be the last woman President, not the first.

State Department-Funded Nonprofit That John Kerry Had ‘No Role’ In Was Founded In His Home

Ethan Barton, Daily Caller

A nonprofit created in Secretary of State John Kerry’s upscale Boston home and managed by his daughter Vanessa Kerry has received more than $9 million from the Department of State, a Daily Caller News Foundation investigation has found.

The Clintons' big fat Greek bond wedding

Sarah Westwood, Washington Examiner

State Department attorneys admitted Wednesday that they had lost copies of a 2012 email between Jake Sullivan, a top former aide to Hillary Clinton, and an employee of the Clinton Foundation. The email contained an attachment memo about Greek bonds — a significant detail given the heavy investments Clinton's son-in-law, Marc Mezvinsky, was making in the Greek economic recovery during that same period.

Brent Bozell: What Worries Conservatives Most About Hillary Clinton?

There is every reason to believe that if elected president, Hillary Clinton will oversee the greatest disregard for the rule of law ever, and woe to that person who rises to question her. With the rule of law firmly discarded, America becomes an oligarchy ruled by a dictator. That is what worries conservatives most.

Critics doubt Clinton Foundation's pledge to curb foreign donations

Sarah Westwood, Washington Examiner

Bill Clinton's announcement that his eponymous collection of charities would refuse foreign and corporate donations should Hillary Clinton beat Donald Trump in November came amid renewed scrutiny of the foundation's ever-growing donor rolls. Recently released emails revealed Clinton Foundation donors were provided special access to Hillary Clinton's senior staff in the early months of her tenure.

The Democrats’ Email Scandal: Hillary Clinton Corrupts Everything She Touches

If what’s been documented in “Clinton Cash,” the private email server scandal, and now the revelations that Democratic National Committee Chairman Debbie Wasserman Schultz bent the rules to help Hillary Clinton obtain the Democratic Party's nomination for President aren't wrong to Democrats, then nothing Bill and Hillary Clinton might do in the White House will be wrong either.

Chief Liar Lynch, U.S. Attorneys in 26 States Lied About Immigration Lawsuit

Kelly Burke, The Resurgent

Loretta Lynch is the Attorney General of the United States. Under her watch, the DOJ has just been handed a stinging rebuke by a federal court judge. Two weeks ago, Judge Hanen, a federal court judge in Texas, ordered annual ethics classes for ALL Department of Justice attorneys in 26 states because the DOJ lied.

Puerto Rico Bailout Shows Corruption of Paul Ryan and Establishment GOP Leadership

One segment of the elite political class – Congress – is demanding that the taxpayers bailout another segment of the elite political class – Puerto Rican public employees. And Speaker Ryan wants your Congressman to to betray you, and indeed the very idea of a constitutional representative government, by asking rank-and-file members to remain silent, refrain from asking for a recorded vote, or leave the room when the time comes for a vote on the bailout bill.

Lois Lerner's 'Partners' and Her ‘Mini-Me’

Conservatives who now know about the lawless, arrogant ex-federal bureaucrat lawyer Lois Lerner may wish to know that her “farm team” meets at the Washington Marriott Georgetown October 5 – 7.

Bandow: Chinese Repression Threatens Economic Dynamism and Political Stability

While Chinese from all walks of life are comfortable telling foreigners what they think about their lives, leaders, and nation, sharing those beliefs with other Chinese is problematic. Unofficial intimidation, legal restrictions, and even prison time await those who take to social media and blogs to criticize Communist officialdom.

House & Senate Repubs. Might Legalize Bribery

Erick Erickson, Red State

It would be a shame for either the House or Senate to give up on the earmarks ban, particularly when outrage over Repub. behavior related, in part, to corruption induced through earmarks led to their devastating losses in '06.

Tillis’ Right Turn Resonates with Voters

Recent surveys showing the North Carolina Senate race tightening is great news for conservatives hoping to wrest control of the Senate from the Democrats – and shows the shift in Thom Tillis’ campaign toward issues that matter is resonating with real voters.

Politicians’ Arrests Show Match of Liberalism, Corruption

Tammy Bruce, Washington Times

Politicians with no respect for traditional American values easily disregard the law.