Corruption and criminality

A fantastic series of posts from today that outline not just the corruption but outright criminality among the left in the United States in which they have used the levers of the Federal Government to attack their enemies and benefit themselves. Start here with a story found nowhere else I could see: True the Vote Wins Stunning Court Ruling Against IRS in Lois Lerner Scandal.

The True the Vote v. IRS lawsuit has finally come to a close with a stunning ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Reggie Walton ruling in favor of True the Vote; penalizing the IRS with maximum attorneys fees due to their unconstitutional discrimination against the group and their unethical behavior in the case.

This decision marks the end of a nearly decade long battle that first began in 2010, when federal government agencies including the IRS, DOJ, FBI, ATF, OSHA weaponized against True the Vote and its founder, Catherine Engelbrecht. Under Obama Administration leadership, the agencies leveled a barrage of attacks, including twenty-three audits, investigations, and inquiries, against the group in an attempt to stop their work in election integrity. “

At one point the IRS got Child Services to try to take Ms. Engelbrechts’ children from her—this is how vicious Lerner and the crowd became, to stop honest elections. To stop those exposing the corruption of elections.

There is then this: Investigation finds Ilhan Omar illegally used campaign funds to pay lawyers related to allegations that she married her brother.

Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., is facing financial penalties for campaign finance violations following a Thursday ruling from the Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board.

Which may be supplemented by this: WHEN THE CAT HAS OMAR’S TONGUE. Which gets into her fraudulent marriages and tax fraud.

She held out Ahmed Hirsi as her husband on her campaign site and elsewhere. We found that Omar had legally married Elmi in 2009 and wondered if he was her brother. Omar remained married to him from 2009 to 2017. Although Omar has three children with Hirsi, Omar never did marry him until last year….

Although she didn’t marry Hirsi until last year, Omar has held Hirsi out as her husband at all times since she became a public figure. Over what period of time did Omar and Hirsi file joint tax returns? My guess is that it runs back to 2002. We know she filed joint tax returns with Hirsi while she was still married to Elmi. In addition to the IRS issues, the questions intersect with those arising from Omar’s marriage to Elmi.

Then there’s this: Profiles in Treason Bruce and Nellie Ohr.

The latest emails and memos uncovered shows clearly that Fusion GPS, hired by Hillary Clinton and the DNC in an attempt to destroy the Trump candidacy was assisted in its agenda by the FBI the DOJ and the intelligence agencies of the Obama administration. The notes, some of which are from Associate Deputy District Attorney Bruce Ohr, whose contact was Deputy AG Sally Yates. Bruce Ohr was demoted four times since the investigation began, at least twice for failing to disclose his involvement with figures associated with the unverified dossier from Fusion GPS. Sally Yates was fired for insubordination and refusing to implement a legal order from the President. Both are members of the Deep State Resistance doing everything they can to usurp the power of President Trump.

Finally, in the midst of actual criminality and fraud, there is this question over possibly the most-investigated political leader of modern times, A Serious Question For Democrats: What Exactly Was Trump’s Crime?.

Democrats need to answer the question. Impeach Trump for what?

Specifically, what law did our President violate?

If you asked any one of them, really pressed them, they wouldn’t be able to come up with an actual crime. Trump is so vile and we are so virtuous and enlightened will no longer cut it.

And a reminder we are this week celebrating the 70th anniversary of the publication of Orwell’s 1984: George Orwell’s prescient novel 1984 is turning 70 and only growing more relevant with age. To add to how fantastic this is, truly space age incredible, the article is from our ABC.

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18 Responses to Corruption and criminality

  1. I don’t think Their ABC notes the irony about rewriting history, which is what our MSM and the Masters of the Universe are hell bent on doing. The same applies to ‘doublethink’, ‘groupthink’ and ‘enemy of the people’, blaming Orange Man when they should really look in the mirror.

  2. nb

    ‘oops – another Arkanacide’
    Things are getting very hot as the focus of attention moves towards Obama and the Clintons.

  3. Zatara

    The True the Vote v. IRS lawsuit has finally come to a close with a stunning ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Reggie Walton ruling in favor of True the Vote; penalizing the IRS with maximum attorneys fees due to their unconstitutional discrimination against the group and their unethical behavior in the case.

    If they penalized the individual IRS employees who actually committed the crimes that would be justice.
    Penalizing the IRS just takes more money out of taxpayers pockets.

    Got busted but someone else pays the fine? The left wins that one.

  4. stackja

    bemused
    #3038145, posted on June 9, 2019 at 11:46 am

    Yes! Orwell supposedly based the Ministry of Truth on the BBC. ABC supposedly based on the BBC.

  5. stackja

    How many Dems will follow Hiss perjury?

  6. Herodotus

    The USA is very ill, and it will take a lot of fixing – if it can be done. They are not alone in this, however.
    Much of the west has been subjected to white anting post WW2 and we are seeing the cumulative results of this now.
    It’s notable that two countries which were under the soviet yoke and not as subject to those influences now have the good sense to reject most of the left’s nonsense. Hungary and Poland.

  7. mem

    Herodotus
    #3038174, posted on June 9, 2019 at 12:24 pm

    The USA is very ill, and it will take a lot of fixing – if it can be done. They are not alone in this, however.

    Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has once again denied any of his MPs ever raised concerns about using electorate staff to campaign for votes, despite former minister Adem Somyurek testifying to a parliamentary inquiry that he had raised it.

    Labor was found by the ombudsman in March to have wrongly misused more than $388,000 of public money in 2014 by employing electorate officers for political purposes.
    The party repaid the cash earlier this year.
    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-07-20/daniel-andrews-should-face-questions-over-misuse-of-funds/10016510

  8. Mother Lode

    Omar misusing campaign funds?

    Remember when the Left were whipping themselves into a lather over claims that Trump had misused campaign to pay off the sadly aging Stormy Daniels? Not that Trump had to do any such thing – having plenty of money of his own and the lack of evidence of any other financial irregularities (it would be strange for him to be so scrupulous everywhere else and suddenly break the law over a single, unremarkable, has-been porn tart).

    But, as the saying goes, if you want to know what the left is up to, just listen to what they accuse their opponents of.

  9. Mother Lode

    Actually

    But, as the saying goes, if you want to know what the left is up to, just listen to what they accuse their opponents of.

    is an interesting, and increasingly irresistible principle.

    I used to wonder if it was just they were the first crimes that came to mind – what they had been pursuing all the while. And if properly managed, they can keep the association between the crime and the person until they do not occur other than in that combination. It is like ‘I’ and ‘am’ – ‘I are’ sounds fundamentally wrong. On the left ‘Trump’ and ‘Wussia’ go together. ‘Clinton’ and ‘Wussia’ do not, despite Uranium One, and the obscene fees da Wussians paid to hear her and her scabrous syphliitc husband, despite the fact that they knew what she knew from her server. Or Obama promising, unwittingly over a mike he thought was switched off, to cooperate more with the Wussians once he got the election out of the way.

    But I think now (at least among the more dominant ones) there is more strategy than that: accuse your opponents of what you are doing so that, if they come out and denounce you then you can pretend it is misdirection and tit-for-tat. And helping to make this strategy viable is the fact that the MSM does not investigate the left. The truth need never come out. Only the narrative will ever be spoken.

  10. Iampeter

    A fantastic series of posts from today that outline not just the corruption but outright criminality among the left in the United States in which they have used the levers of the Federal Government to attack their enemies and benefit themselves.

    Once Trump and his administration are in office I’m sure they’ll be dealing with all this forthwith…oh wait…

    A Serious Question For Democrats: What Exactly Was Trump’s Crime?.

    Why is that a question for Democrats?
    Republicans had control of every branch of government when the Trump investigations started.
    Just because the Trump administration is so incompetent at politics that it keeps investigating itself over nothing, instead of Democrats over all their crimes, doesn’t mean it’s the Democrats fault.
    Just plain ol’ incompetence. The likes of which we’ve never seen before, but still.

    All your questions about the appalling shit show that is American politics today, you need to direct at Republicans and conservatives in general. WTF are they doing?

    That’s was a trick question btw. The answer is: this is what a political movement of religious kooks and clueless leftists looks like trying to politics.

  11. Yes, Bruce Ohr was demoted 4 times during the Mueller investigation.
    But in 2016 he received a US$28K “performance bonus” from the DOJ, and in 2017 he received a further US$14K. In 2018 Ohr received a further benefit — this time it was a US$3K pay increase.
    (These increases were described here in an article published on Fox News dated Saturday, 08 June.)
    Should these amounts have been called a “failure to perform bonus” or were both amounts “payments in lieu” for “services rendered”?

  12. Percy Popinjay

    1984 is becoming more relevant as it ages

    With one big omission – which constitutes an error. In 1984, everyone in the outer pardee knew they were continually under surveillance, even inside their homes.

    Thanks to collectivist totalitarian psychopaths (BIRM), we have been not so slowly gifted with a surveillance state that is even more insidious.

    It’s a mixture of covert and overt surveillance, which in many ways is even worse. I know when when I’m under overt surveillance, but how do you know if you’re under covert surveillance?

    You don’t.

    Thanks, you obnoxious fascist f*ckwits. 😡

  13. J.H.

    Stop making excuses for the Swamp that is Washington politics, Iampeter…. Trump during his first two and a half years has been fighting both sides of Politics. Speaker of the House Ryan was a bitter disappointment and cowardly to stand up for reform. Trump said he was going to “Drain the Swamp” and now he is gaining traction.

    Trump is gaining ground now.

  14. Old School Conservative

    But 1984 has no legs to stand on – it was out and out plagiarism don’t you know?

  15. Colonel Crispin Berka

    I wondered why this popped up on the social feeds, and it’s probably because of the 70th anniversary.

    https://i.imgur.com/QicVaPe.jpg

    Clown faces and “I’m just a comedian” won’t save you from Progressive Room 101.

  16. max

    Political and Governmental Corruption Is a Feature, Not a Bug

    Written by Robert Higgs.

    People do not oppose corruption in politics and government. They oppose only the corruption that does not steer loot and social domination to them. After all, the entire process of so-called democratic government is nothing but corruption writ large and backed by the threat of violent force.

    Political partisans in particular are utterly unprincipled in regard to the corruption of the political process. If the Republicans are exposed as receiving unlawful campaign contributions or perpetrating political dirty tricks, the Democrats howl to high heaven, and vice versa. Of course, neither major party has a lock on corruption. In Washington, the state capitals, and the county and city councils, corruption is an equal-opportunity practice. Indeed, it’s why the massive federal, state, and local governments exist in the first place. If governments confined themselves to protecting people’s natural rights, à la John Locke, they could operate with a tiny fraction of the money and personnel they now command.

    So why is anyone shocked or even surprised when corruption is revealed? Is it not entirely to be expected that the chiefs and functionaries in a system should act in a way that the system is designed to facilitate and encourage? If a society has a governmental system in which the operatives are endowed with great power over people’s lives, liberties, and property and also allowed to sell their specific exertion of this power (or lack thereof) to the highest bidder—indirectly if not directly, legally if not illegally—then such sales will take place. If the money, power, and sadism were removed from politics and government, there would be nothing left but hollow promises and childish make-believe.

    One man’s patriot is another man’s traitor. One man’s crook is another man’s dedicated public servant. The number of people who prefer that a strict standard of honesty and upright behavior be enforced across the political board is so small that it might as well be zero. People who wouldn’t consider stealing a nickel from their neighbor’s loose-change jar will support politicians who bankrupt entire countries while enriching and empowering their political supporters and pals.

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