On January 10, 2016, in the midst of Sanders’ sudden stardom—just weeks before the votes in Iowa and New Hampshire—the U.S. attorney for Vermont was sent a “Request for an Investigation into Apparent Federal Bank Fraud.”
|Jane and Bernie Sanders|
Backed by six exhibits and a dozen documents, the four-page letterdescribed how Jane Sanders had “orchestrated” the purchase of 33 acres along Lake Champlain in Burlington, Vermont’s largest city, where her husband had minted his populist political brand as mayor. The deal closed in 2010, when the senator’s wife was president of Burlington College, a tiny, obscure, nontraditional school that always seemed to be struggling for students and funds. The letter alleged that to secure a $10 million loan and execute her grand plan to expand the college, Jane Sanders had falsified and inflated nearly $2 million that she’d claimed donors had pledged to repay the loans.
It’s one of those things that we have to watch, to see how it all turns out.
It’s Just Chump Change
|All pigs are equal. Some are more equal than others.|
Among the thousands of emails hacked from Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign chairman John Podesta and published by Wikileaks, one stated that officials from the government of Qatar gave the Clinton Foundation $1 million to celebrate Bill Clinton’s 65th birthday, funds which the foundation did not report to the State Department.
That would seemingly violate an ethics agreement Hillary Clinton signed when she became Secretary of State in 2009, in which she promised the foundation would notify the State Department’s ethics official if a new foreign government wanted to donate or “increase materially” its contributions.Qatari officials pledged the money in 2011; in April 2012 Amitabh Desai, the Clinton Foundation’s foreign policy director, sent an email acknowledging the Qataris wanted to meet Bill Clinton “for five minutes” in New York City.
Clinton Foundation spokesman Brian Cookstra told Reuters that the $1 million gift was not a “material increase” in Qatar’s contributions. But Qatar had given between $1 million and $5 million to the Clinton Foundation in total, meaning the $1 million gift represented between a 20% to 100% increase.
The system is broke and insurers are either increasing premiums dramatically while also raising deductibles or they’re pulling out of the exchanges/market completely.
The Dems knew that this would happen and under a Clinton presidency, it would have been a predicate for single-payer healthcare mandated to all Americans. In effect, it would have made all healthcare in the us equal to the Veteran’s Administration. Care would have been smashed and the cost would have been unsustainable (enter death panels). That was the program. But elections have consequences.
Today it remains to be seen whether Congress will put lipstick on a pig (ObamaCare) or will repeal and replace. The swamp is very deep, my friends. I have no idea where this will land, but the Republicans aren’t showing much spine. President Trump promised America a repeal of ObamaCare and a rational replacement that included opening up the entire US to all insurance carriers so that competition could drive down cost.
Jane Sanders keeping the socialist faith – pending other people's money.
Hope you are right about the FBI.
Since they have all gotten away with it so far, I'm not holding my breath that any of it will be pursued further.
It is absolutely obvious that Obamacare was just a stepping stone to the democrat dream of a single-payer system. The only thing that stumps me is why they built the system to implode so late in Obama's administration. My only guess is that they knew their power would be weakened after they passed the bill, so they needed time to regroup for the final coup de grâce to privatized medicine.
Trump obviously threw a wrench in their plans, but it looks like the republicans are more than willing to sit on the democrat status quo and twiddle their thumbs.
I would LOVE to get a million for my birthday. I wouldn't even mind giving the government their 75%…
If they got the rain we got today, the swamp is a whole lot deeper.
Everyone on congress sucks lemons, as far as I'm concerned.
I hope that I'm right about them too – and that it can be fixed.
I think that DOJ under AG Sessions will strive to do the right thing. How far the Clinton mess is pursued is anyone's guess. The more they dig, the more bodies they'll find.
The Republicans have been given a gift by the American people to see what they can do…and I'm not impressed so far.
A million dollars to the Clintons is like the average person getting $5K.
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