Corruption of Our Fundamental Constitutional Institutions

By: Richard H. Frank

Six months ago I wrote in a blog entitled “Bye, Bye, Miss American Pie!”, that “We the People are about to witness the demise of a nation governed under the law to a nation governed by the will of the political establishment.” There is no argument that can be made that Hillary Clinton is not guilty of committing numerous felonies in conjunction with her illegal activities when handling classified information while serving as Secretary of State. Barack Obama set the stage for his Justice Department to stonewall investigation and road block any attempt to impanel a Grand Jury to hear the growing mountain of evidence that would indict any individual other than a Clinton for committing the same offense.

Not only has Obama stated on numerous occasions that Hillary did nothing to place our national security in jeopardy but that she was the most qualified person ever to seek the office of the Presidency. Now he has taken his disdain for the rule of law one step further when he has stated undocumented voters, (illegal aliens), would not be pursued for breaking the law and voting in the 2016 election. Just another law that Obama doesn’t like that will just be ignored. How many times can a sitting President be allowed to violate his oath to uphold the Constitution and enforce the rule of law in our country?

Over the past eight years we have seen the results of Obama’s “Hope and Change.” Every metric used to measure the impact of government’s actions have been distorted and manipulated to reflect positively on the policies of our first black President and his political congressional supporters. Unemployment numbers, economic growth, job creation, and health care all have been distorted to cover the lies of Barack Obama and the Democrats in Congress. Scandals within the Department of Veterans Affairs, the IRS, the FBI, the State Department and the Justice Department have all been infected by the corrupt influences brought to government by Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.

It is long past the time when we need to “Drain the Swamp” within the hallowed halls of Washington D.C. The days of political expediency being substituted for our Constitution is the real issue being decided on November 8, 2016. Unless “We the People” stand up and put a swift end to corruption within our Government institutions there will be no return to the Representative Republic envisioned by our Founding Fathers. Hillary Clinton cannot be allowed to assume the Presidency if this nation is to survive.

The moment is at hand when we may retain our national anthem or substitute the theme from Bye, Bye Miss American Pie to mark the day our nation died.

How do you spell Corrupt? – CLINTON!

By: Richard H. Frank

Just how stupid does Bill and Hillary Clinton along with the Obama Justice Department think we American Citizens are? If you believe the chance meeting Between Bill Clinton and Loretta Lynch , in a private hangar, at the Phoenix Airport was by accident I have some magic beans to sell you. Followed by todays statement by Attorney General Loretta Lynch wherein she did not recuse herself from the two ongoing investigations against Hillary Clinton but asserted she would accept the recommendation of the Director of the FBI is a classic Obama use of smoke and mirrors.

I cannot believe that our government has under the Obama Administration sunken to the level where the rule of law and the rules in place to regulate those charged with enforcing the law and rules are so blatantly disregarded. Our Nation is on the road to tyranny and we are moving downhill toward the abyss at a speed never experienced before in our history. The Washington elites within both political parties are to blame and it’s time that “We the People” take our country back.

When in your wildest imagination did you think we could have a Democrat Candidate for the Presidency facing possible indictment for placing our national security at risk and corruption with regard to her influencing contributions to the Clinton Foundation, all because she believes the rules and the law does not apply if your name happens to be Clinton. If this is the best our country has to offer I feel for the future of our children and grandchildren who may never know the true meaning of “liberty and justice for all”.

How many times must Hillary Clinton be caught in a lie before she is disqualified from holding government office of any sort in the United States of America? Unfortunately, for those of us that served our country in the military, worked and contributed to the security of our families and America, and now are witness to the decline of our Nation across the world, we can only harbor disgust for those elected to power in our government. The ultimate power in this nation resides with “We the People” as vested to us within our Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. No person is entitled to become president of the United States of America because of their race, religion, heritage or gender. Hillary Clinton believes she is entitled to the presidency because of her twenty years of service and because of the historical significance of being the first woman to secure the nomination of her party.

Her record as First Lady has no bearing on her being qualified and her record in the Senate and as Secretary of State are disastrous. She claims to be a Progressive Democrat. In reality she is a left leaning tyrant set upon dismantling the tenants upon which our country was founded and rewriting the meaning of the Constitution.

Should she survive the FBI investigation and proceed to become the Democratic Candidate for President the only thing left standing in her way will be “We the People”. As we enter this July 4th celebration of our independence we need to take a minute from enjoying the food, fireworks and celebrations to remember that we all are responsible for the direction our country takes and for examining the character of those we place in office to administer this exceptional Nation of ours.

Bye, Bye, Miss American Pie!

by Richard H. Frank

Fourteen months have passed since the New York Times broke the story exposing the existence of Hillary Clinton’s illegal use of a private server to conduct official State Department business. Since then the FBI and Justice Department have played a coy game attempting to describe this obvious breach of the law by Hillary Clinton as a “lapse in judgment” or in Hillary’s words “a mistake” wherein “she never received or sent any classified emails.” That firm assertion by the former Secretary of State has morphed into “…any emails marked ‘classified'” although over 2,000 emails were received or sent that were obvious and deemed to be classified or above by the FBI and Statement Department investigators.

The Director of the FBI James Comey and Obama’s Attorney General Loretta Lynch both seem to be singing from the same musical score when questioned about the status of their investigations and the potential of indicting Clinton for her actions while serving as “Secretary of State.”

In April, 2016 Barack Obama enters the debate during an interview on Fox News with Chris Wallace stating that he believed Hillary did nothing that impacted our National Security negatively and in essence sent a message to the Justice Department that an indictment would in his estimation be inappropriate. He may as well have stated “If indicted and convicted he would sign an Executive Pardon prior to his exiting office.” Should there be any possibility of impaneling a Grand Jury to hear the case for indictment, that action would have certainly have taken place before the month of May. Under no circumstances will Obama allow the Democratic candidate to proceed to the General Election under threat of indictment.

Oh, to be a fly on the wall at the FBI and the Justice Department as their officials struggle to manipulate the language contained in existing law to justify not indicting Hillary. Once again, as with Bill Clinton, it will eventually come down to the definition of what “is” is.

“We the People” are about to witness the demise of a nation governed under the law to a nation governed by the will of the political establishment. Once that happens we may as well change our national anthem from “The Star Spangled Banner” to “Bye, Bye, Miss American Pie.” And God Have mercy on us all!

Hillary Clinton Disqualified for Holding Office

Unfortunately for America, most Millenials were not even born when Bill and Hillary Clinton formed their unholy alliance in the quest to occupy the White House. The old adage that “if we do not learn from history we are destined to repeat it” seems especially true where Hillary and Bill are involved.

With the possible exception of Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi and Barack Obama it is difficult to remember any politicians so adept at lying to the American people while looking directly in our eyes.

As a result, I think it would serve our generation of young voters for me to present a short recap of the many shady deals and punitive actions taken against their critics that Bill and Hillary were involved with beginning in Arkansas when she was associated with the Rose law firm and Bill was Governor.

WHITEWATER:

In 1992 a New York Times article published during the Presidential campaign asserted that then Governor and First Lady Bill and Hillary Clinton had invested and lost money in the Whitewater Development Corporation. Dave Hale, a source of criminal allegations against the Clintons claimed in November 1993, that as Governor of Arkansas, Bill Clinton had pressured him into providing an illegal $300,000 loan to Susan McDougal, the Clinton’s partner in the Whitewater land deal. The Securities and Exchange Commission eventually did convict the McDougals for their roles in the Whitewater Project. The Clintons were never prosecuted after three separate inquiries found insufficient evidence linking them to the criminal conduct of others involved in the project.

The Independent Counsel appointed to investigate Whitewater also focused upon other controversies involving the Clinton Administration including Travelgate, Filegate and the circumstances surrounding Vince Foster’s death. Within hours of his untimely death in July 1993, Chief White House counsel, Bernard Nossbaum, removed documents from Foster’s office and gave them to Maggie Williams, Chief of Staff to First Lady Hillary Clinton. They were placed in a White House safe and held for 5 days before turning them over to their personal lawyer.

Attorney General Janet Reno appointed a Special Prosecutor Robert B. Fiske to investigate the legality of the Whitewater transactions in 1994. Two allegations surfaced 1) that the Clintons had exerted pressure on Dave Hale to make an illegal loan to benefit the owners of Madison Guaranty, and 2) that an Arkansas bank had concealed transactions involving Clinton’s Gubernatorial Campaign in 1990. A Grand Jury subpoena was issued in May 1994 to the President and his wife for all documents related to Madison Guaranty. The Clintons reported them missing. Two years later subpoenaed billing records of the Rose law firm that Hillary worked for were discovered in the Clinton’s private residence at the White House in January, 1996.

Ultimately McDougal was granted a pardon by President Clinton before he left office. “Quid Pro Quo?”

BIMBO ERUPTION 1992-1996

Hillary Clinton’s camp fears a new eruption will put the kibosh on her future candidacy! Paula Jones slammed Hillary saying she lied about sexual scandals.

Linda Tripp told the Daily Mail online, Hillary ruthlessly destroyed the credibility of women who came forward during Bill Clinton’s Presidency. Linda has revealed how Hillary stage-managed and orchestrated the Bimbo eruptions, ruthlessly attacking the victims of his sexual advances.

Gennifer Flowers, who had a 12-year affair with Clinton, would be next to come forward. She revealed Bill used to fantasize about having sex with his lovers in a store window and having her use sex toys on him. She stated Bill shared the reality of his marriage to Hillary whom he called “The Sarge” or “Hilla the Hun.”

Kathleen Wiley, who has claimed Bill Clinton sexually assaulted her during his Presidency in 1995, described Hillary as “the most corrupt human being the nation has ever seen, man or woman.”

Monica Lewinsky claims that Hillary and Bill have an “understanding” where “each would look the other way” at the other’s marital infidelities and sexual indiscretions.

In January 1998, Bill Clinton publicly stated in a press conference “I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky.” In his sworn deposition he stated “I have never had sexual relations with Miss Lewinsky; I’ve never had an affair with her.” Months later, he admitted his relationship was wrong when confronted with DNA evidence showing he had lied.

Ultimately in December, 1998 the House of Representatives impeached Bill Clinton, the 42nd President of the United States on one charge of perjury and one charge of Obstruction of Justice. He was ultimately acquitted by I believe a Democratic Senate in February of 1999 but lost his law license. So much for justice under the law. This is the Clinton’s unholy alliance.

THE INEVITABLE CANDIDATE

Now as Hillary is in hot pursuit of the Democratic nomination to run for President, we need to examine how well she has learned to manipulate the truth of her numerous illegal actions and the lies she has propagated in her quest to become the first woman President of the United States.

In 1994 she touts her accomplishments as First Lady where her efforts to destroy the U.S. health care system went down to a massive defeat. As the Junior Senator from New York one is at a loss to find accomplishments deserving of credit. In fact, she displayed the Clinton arrogance at a Senate hearing when questionning General David Petraeus about his plan for the surge in Iraq. She inferred he was lying when she said “one would have to suspend disbelief in order to accept his recommendations.” History has shown the General was correct and Hillary as a vindictive hate-filled partisan not representative of her constituents.

THE NIGHTMARE OF BENGHAZI

Three years following the 9/11 attack on the Consulate in Benghazi and numerous Congressional investigations, the American public has become apathetic about learning the truth about what truly transpired during that fateful 13 hours that claimed the lives of four Americans including Ambassador Chris Stevens.

The following questions remain unanswered by the then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton:

1) Why was the Ambassador dispatched to Benghazi when it was known to be an extreme security risk?

2) Why did Hillary contend that the attack was in spontaneous protest to a video deemed to be critical of the Prophet Mohammed?

3) Why does her disclosed emails show that she knew the night of the attack that it was a planned terrorist attack and now blames her confusion on the “fog of war?” Her explanation is reminiscent of Bill’s statement during his impeachment proceedings where he famously stated “It depends on the definition of what ‘is” is.”

4) Lastly, where were Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton and what were they doing during the 13-hours of the attack that was being monitored through a drone by the State Department. We know that Barack Obama left at some time to go on a fundraiser out of D.C., was Hillary sleeping and not to be disturbed?”

Answers to these questions and her lies told to the families of the four dead Americans will shed the truth as to the character of Hillary Clinton.

THE ULTIMATE EMAIL SCANDAL

The latest and most serious scandal that seems to grow by the hour centers around her “unlawful” use of a non-secure private server to handle classified information. No matter how the Clinton State Department and her campaign attempts to spin her actions that she never “received or sent emails marked ‘classified’ and containing classified information from the server” the FBI investigation, with over 100 FBI agents involved, has proven her many assertions as blatantly wrong and that she knowingly mingled State Department classified and top secret and top secret/SAP communications with those of the Clinton Foundation on the same insecure server; this investigation remains ongoing and Hillary must be afforded the presumption of innocence given to any suspected criminal.

Once again, Queen Hillary places herself above the law and exempt from scrutiny for her deliberate illegal actions under existing regulations concerning handling of classified information. She should at least be disqualified from holding any Governmental office and her security clearance should be revoked. Moreover, her actions should result in her indictment and trial for breach of National Security as would any other citizen having done exactly what the mountain evidence shows she knowing participated with.

ABOVE THE LAW?

Somehow, the Obama Justice Department and Hillary’s former State Department seem to think her actions were just a mistake and her half-hearted apology makes her immune from further investigation or prosecution. Tell that to Private Bradley Manning convicted of leaking classified documents currently serving 35 years in prison. Tell that to Sister Mary Rice now serving 35 months in prison for breaching a weapons complex, embarrassing the Feds in 2011. Tell that to Jeffrey Sterling convicted of six counts of unauthorized disclosure and retention of National Defense information and Obstruction of Justice. FBI Director James B. Comey stated “he violated his sworn duty to protect our nation’s secrets and he betrayed our country.” In April of 2015 he was sentenced to 3-1/2 years in prison. How is the case of Mr. Sterling any different from that of Hillary Clinton? Was it that he was not part of the political elite or that he was just a lowly CIA Officer?

This brings us to the case of General David P. Petraeus, one of America’s most famous and distinguished Generals turned CIA Director in the Obama Administration who pled Guilty to leaking classified documents to his biographer turned lover Paula Broadwell rather than face the humiliation of a high profile public trial. It seems that a true patriot like 4-Star General Petraeus is being held to a higher standard than that ascribed to Hillary Clinton, especially as Secretary of State. According to some reports Paula Broadwell held a security clearance sufficient to allow her to possess the information Petraeus allegedly disclosed to her but that he kept certain documents in an “unsecure” manner. How does that differ from what Hillary did with her unsecure server?

CHARACTER COUNTS

The character of any person seeking to become President of the United States must be examined by the Electorate and those lacking the requisite elements of honesty, truthfulness and commitment to upholding their oath of office must be disqualified. Hillary Clinton is not worthy to hold the candidacy of the Democratic Party in the 2016 Presidential Election. She contends that all of the above facts are the result of a great “right wing conspiracy waged against her and her husband for the past 25 years” when in fact all of her current problems are the result of her own actions for which she should be held accountable.

Moreover, should political ideology hold sway over the upholding of the rule of law in our Country, anarchy will not be far behind foretelling the demise of our Republic.

Look to history as a means to foretell the future of America. Not to do so will lead to apathy and erosion of the very principles upon which this Nation was founded and has prospered.

Corruption By Any Other Name

By: Richard H. Frank

Politicians and the Washington spin doctors are very creative at turning a phrase to avoid calling a particular act by one of their associates exactly what it truly is. For instance the President never tells a lie. He may have misspoken or his words may have been taken out of context or twisted to achieve some particular agenda in support of his ideology. Corruption, High Crimes and Misdemeanors, bribery and outright graft are all ignored and classified under the heading of “crony capitalism” or “it’s the right thing to do” in the case of such perceived social injustices as illegal immigration, gay marriage and abortion. When something goes wrong or takes an unexpected turn for the worse as the result of Government action “unintended consequences are always to blame and not the ideology behind the action. Take Obamacare for example. The law was to provide health care for over thirty million uninsured Americans at reduced costs for every family. Instead after five years of confusion in the medical industry accounting for 1/6th of the economy we find premiums and deductibles have skyrocketed and real care diminished with over thirty million Americans still uninsured. Obama has ignored the provisions of the law and by fiat altered the language without congressional action to meet his political initiatives. All of his actions are in direct violation of the Constitution. The same is true for Obama’s executive actions with regard to immigration and if not for the action of one Federal Judge we would be on the verge of amnesty for every illegal immigrant presently in the United States and establishment of an open border policy for the country. “Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” The nuclear negotiations underway with Iran for the past two and one-half years are the perfect example of this foregoing quotation. We have a President obsessed with creating his legacy having failed to do so in his Presidency for the past six years. His statement that “Iran would never possess a Nuclear weapon on his watch” did not include any provision against his providing them with the path to acquiring that weapon after he left office. When pressured by Congress to give them final approval of any agreement (treaty) reached during the negotiations the talks are suddenly characterized as being a non-binding agreement not subject to Congressional approval as required by the Constitution. Additionally, Obama seems to think he can unilaterally remove sanctions imposed by act of Congress without their legislating that action. Now we have Hillary Clinton’s in-your-face violation of State Department rules and law regarding disclosure of her emails while serving as Secretary of State. She arrogantly contends that she was entitled to use a non-governmental controlled server to archive her emails and she alone had the authority to determine which of those communications were private and those that belonged to “we the people”. She holds herself above the law and takes refuge behind the Clinton Foundation on matters having the appearance of corruption. The Justice Department turns a blind eye to her actions contending that others in prior administrations disregarded the rules and protocols in place and thus it is no big deal. The latest revelations about Hillary and the Clinton Foundation involved in influence peddling while she held the position of Secretary of State have all the earmarks of corruption and enhancing the financial rewards to the Foundation and of the Clintons personally. Coincidence, I think not but without any evidence to the contrary the Clinton’s will just hunker down and wait for this storm to pass just as they have before on other scandals. Unfortunately, corruption is not the sole provence of the Democrats in office but can be found on both sides of the aisle in Congress and in the massive Federal bureaucracy consisting of agencies within our government. As long as the electorate in America remains apathetic and does not insist that our laws are to be enforced we open ourselves and this country up to corruption for which we must bear the expense. An expense not only in the form of dollars but in the loss of our very liberty. Corruption by any other name still stinks.

Eric Holder’s Double Talk Under Oath!

by Richard H. Frank

November 8, 2011 Attorney General Eric Holder appeared before the Senate Judicial Oversight Committee and testified under oath regarding the Justice Department and the ATF involvement in the “Fast and Furious” scandal.  For those of us having the stomach to endure over two hours of questioning by the Senate Committee and sort out serious inquiries from partisan rhetoric, I must conclude the exercise was a waste of time.

Following a lengthy statement by Holder listing the numerous achievements of the Obama Justice Department, he described “Fast and Furious” as a ill-conceived, poorly executed operation communicated within the DOJ through inaccurate information.  Specific questions from Senator Grassley were answered with typical Washington double talk and excuses including the following:

  • information was inaccurate as previously communicated in writing to the committee.
  • “Tactics” is the new buzz word to deflect responsibility for possession of knowledge about the operation.
  • “A few weeks” is now a substitute for describing months regarding  Holder’s knowledge of “Fast and Furious”
  • Holder contends he has acted in a “manner consistent with other Attorneys General.” Whatever that means.
  • He regrets actions of subordinates yet has held no one responsible.
  • DOJ personnel did not know information on “Fast and Furious” was inaccurate.
  • He denied any knowledge of “retaliation against whistleblowers.”
  • It “pains me” that private communications with Senator Grassley would be introduced as a question by the Senator in the hearing.
  • Holder refused to comment on details of any ongoing investigations.
  • “Political payback” was evident by inferring information being requested constitutes classified data.
  • “Fast and Furious” bothered, concerned and offended Holder. Holder refused to accept responsibility for “Fast and Furious” stating the AG cannot be expected to know details of ongoing operations by every department under the DOJ.
  • He stated that it was not fair to assume that “Fast and Furious” led to the death of Border Patrol Agent Terry, and readily admitted that he had never  personally spoken to Terry’s family.

Next the ever partisan Senator Schumer participated in the “blame game” contending that “Fast and Furious” had its genesis under the Bush Administration in the form of a program called “Wide Receiver.” His questioning placed the blame for walking guns over the border directly on the Bush DOJ and through inference directly on the Republican Administration although the program had been previously cancelled .

The real politically- driven agenda became apparent in answers to Senator Graham’s question about Guantanamo Bay and any possibility of closure, a  U.S. prison replacement or sequestering enemy combatants being held in either  Afghanistan or Iraq.  Holder’s answers were right down the Obama Administration’s talking points which are 1) all options were on the table, and 2) Administration decisions were being viewed from a practical viewpoint. Doesn’t anyone in the Obama Administration take responsibility for anything they do?

Our Founding Fathers would be aghast to see the divisiveness between the branches of Government, and the overreaching to the powers enumerated in the Constitution granted to those branches.

Viewing the Organizational Chart of the Department of Justice is a prime example of “Big Government” run amuck.  It becomes more evident each day that the individual states could do a better job of law enforcement than can our Federal Government.  We need to return to the principles under the 10th Amendment to the Constitution if the Republic is to survive.