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2018-06-30 07:00 by Karl Denninger
in Corruption , 150 references
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Why not solicit a bribe -- and then screw the guy when he says "uh, no"?

Democratic IT aide Imran Awan solicited a bribe from an IT vendor in exchange for contracting opportunities with the office of then-Rep. Gwen Graham, the vendor alleged to The Daily Caller News Foundation, adding that Imran spoke to him in detail about his alleged financial fraud schemes in the House.

The Department of Justice knows of the source — the longtime owner of a major House IT company — and what he is prepared to testify, a high-level official in Jeff Sessions’ DOJ with knowledge of the investigation confirmed. But the vendor said no law enforcement ever even tried to interview them.

Trump is the "Rule of Law" President?

Like Hell.

He could literally destroy the Democrat party overnight were this to get into the public and be fully explored, along with the indictments that would follow.

Why hasn't he?

Because he doesn't want to "win" -- he wants you to hate someone so they lose.

The problem with that strategy is that the person who actually loses is you.

Oh, and don't think for a second that the so-called "major media" gives a damn either.  Especially the Washington Post.

The vendor, a well-respected professional Democrat, approached TheDCNF only after sending detailed information to The Washington Post in February 2017 but, he said, getting no response. He believes that Imran’s alleged breach is a major national security and public corruption incident and wants to pursue the truth — but no one is asking.

Who owns the Washington Post again?

Yeah.

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2018-06-29 06:50 by Karl Denninger
in Corruption , 178 references
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I cannot at this point find independent confirmation that this jackass was in fact involved in Hillary's campaign.  There are suggestions that he was, but needless to say the scrubbing (with a cloth) likely started fast-n-furious as soon as the arrest was announced....

Davis faced Manhattan federal court on Tuesday charged with enticement of a minor to engage in sexual activity, attempted sexual exploitation of a minor, possession of child pornography and receipt and distribution of child pornography.

The allegations are that he attempted to arrange sex with a two-year old.

He also is alleged to have not only soliciting but transmitting child porn to federal agents.

In addition it is claimed he admitted to abusing a 13 year old boy.

Oh, and the kicker?

He started an organization allegedly to end sexual violence and child sexual abuse.  Yeah, right.

Now tell me how a 22 year old gets to become the head of a charity?  Where was he getting the money, how did he set this up, who's on the board and who is this guy connected to -- politically and otherwise?

You know damn good and well that he didn't do this without help.

The DOJ press release is here.

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What sort of "boss" whines on Twatter instead of firing people when (1) they are his or her boss and have plenary authority to fire predicated on the highest law of the land and (2) have reason to believe, sufficient to make the allegation in public, that they are both frauds and have been engaged in a practice of systematic abuse of their position?

Answer: An alleged "boss" who is either corrupt to the point of criminality or who lies about literally everything, and thus cannot be trusted to so much as tell you who's face is on the $20 bill.

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2018-06-22 13:05 by Karl Denninger
in Corruption , 430 references
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The so-called "picture of a toddler being separated" that DemonRats and TIME have circulated was a flat-out lie in all respects.

  • They were never separated.  The mother and kid were both arrested but were not separated.

  • She was not a legitimate asylum-seeker.  The father has stated that she did it for purely economic reasons -- there was no persecution involved.  He said it's "hard to find a good job here" -- that's hardly a reason for asylum in the US.

  • She absconded with the father's kid without his knowledge, abandoning her other children.  In the United States if you did this you'd be charged with parental kidnapping, which is a felony, child abuse via abandonment, which is another felony, and you'd lose physical custody of said child (and the rest of your kids, if any) permanently.  We prosecute US Citizens that do this so why isn't she being prosecuted for felony child endangerment and kidnapping which, I remind you, we are a signatory to a treaty governing (The Hague Abduction Convention.)

  • SHE IS NOT A FIRST-TIME CROSSER.  In fact, she had been previously deported as an illegal invader in 2013 which makes her entry into the United States illegally a serious criminal offense.  So much for my analogy of her doing so with robbery "invalid."

  • She deliberately and intentionally passed through Mexico without applying for asylum in that nation or at any of our consulates or embassy, despite passing several of them and despite Mexico being a "safe nation" where she could do so.

  • She paid a "Coyote" $6,000 to smuggle her and the kid through Mexico and Mexico did nothing to stop either her or the Coyote.  So much for being broke and unable to make a living anywhere else.  Nonsense; if you have $6,000 you're definitely not broke and you definitely are trying to scam our system.

EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THE POLITICIANS AND MEDIA MEMBERS WHO ARE TWISTING THIS STORY ARE FLAT-OUT MONSTERS AND DESERVE TO BE SHUNNED ECONOMICALLY AND POLITICALLY TO THE POINT OF STARVATION.  THAT INCLUDES EVERY SINGLE "SOCIAL MEDIA" PROPERTY AND THEIR ADVERTISERS, ALL OF WHOM SHOULD BE BOYCOTTED IMMEDIATELY AND PERMANENTLY.  THEY ARE SUPPORTING AND PROMOTING ABUSE OF CHILDREN.

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2018-06-22 10:18 by Karl Denninger
in Corruption , 167 references
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Well here you have it folks:

 

No, you five-alarm piece of crap.

Cartels are illegal under 100+ year old law (15 USC Chapter 1.)  Congress exempted OPEC specifically in the 1970s.

Rather than demand that Congress rescind that and then prosecute we have this.

Now you know why Trump the "screw-you" President is exactly the same as Obama when it comes to cartel behavior here at home, specifically in the medical industry.

**** you Mr. President and double-**** anyone and everyone waving around a "MAGA" claim of support for as long as this son-of-a-bitch explicitly endorses cartel behavior and monopolists.  This isn't about gas prices, it's about you getting assraped by the medical and health insurance "industries" which are also cartels, have no such legal protection to a large degree, and yet our government will not prosecute same nor remove the protections (e.g. drug reimportation laws) that do exist.

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