Was Michael McGarvie's ethics board "spying" with Gas Lighting on what the IRS and Treasury Office of Foreign Asset Control might know from the SEC Protected Disclosers before Mastercard's lawyer Clinton's IT expert Pulier and CBA IT Managers were arrested?
Clinton Foundation Being Investigated now by IRS, FBI & Intelligence
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Posted Nov 4, 2016 by Martin Armstrong
Wikileaks has also revealed that the Clinton Foundation, which is the closest thing to a Racketeering Organized Crime Family, is being investigated by the IRS. However, sources also say that the FBI investigation of the Clinton Foundation is far more serious than did she have classified info on private emails.
The internal war we have warned is unfolding with Intelligence and Law Enforcement standing against Obama and the corrupt DOJ under Lynch is really heating up. The FBI realizes that Lynch’s DOJ will protect Hillary at all costs and will never allow her to be criminally charged. They have no choice now but to leak everything they can to show the corruption going on in the Department of Justice (see Daily Mail).
There are 650,000+ emails on Weiner’s laptop. Meanwhile, Huma Abedin is preparing for her own criminal charges of obstruction of justice. She did not turn over that laptop when ordered to do so. She is now crying “she doesn’t know how her emails wound up on her husband’s computer” according to the Washington Post. She is saying that and it is not plausible. She had to be using that computer. Oh she may try to claim that her husband hacked her emails to escape the criminal charges. But that will get really messy. It would also mean there was a MAJOR breach of security.
Now the FBI is letting the press know that Clinton’s server was hacked by at least five foreign intelligence agencies. There are now also two additional investigations into Hillary on that score. State Department has revealed there were 10 attempts to hack Hillary in just 2 days. Let’s face it, if Hillary is elected, she will most likely be IMPEACHED as was her husband, but this time she would be removed. This is not a Monica deal.
This election is going down in history as the tipping point for the United States. It has revealed how corrupt Congress really is. We have even former Bush Sr saying he will vote for Hillary. He just lost all my respect for he has chosen the status quo to save the politicians rather than his country. This is just over the top. Even Podesta began a lobbying firm with his brother, which now collects $120,000 PER MONTH in a fee from Saudi Arabia.
Hillary has tried to slander Assange saying all these hacks came from Russia. Assange has come out and bluntly said the hacked Clinton emails didn’t come from the Russian government. They may be coming from sources inside the USA. Do not forget, to my surprise, there is one source that has EVERYTHING. Hello – NSA! Anyone remember they are storing everyone’s emails, text messages, and phone calls? Nobody wants to order the NSA to turn it all over because it will reveal treason, where Hillary took money from foreign government and they approved arms deals. It would also confirm Snowden was right.
If Hillary is elected, it will be by rigging the election. Our computer has NEVER been wrong on this score. So if she takes office, this will be the worst administration in history and may very will set in motion the phase transition where capital flees to bonds and we see a significant rise in civil unrest. The capital will shift from PUBLIC to PRIVATE. Watch the stock market after January.
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Writes Michael Smith News: These emails from the ABC tell the story of its refusal to report on Gillard and the AWU Scandal
Wednesday, 05 April 2017
Last Friday I wrote about 4 Corners and its Pauline Hanson expose - here's a recap:
4Corners is a very expensive national asset. It's not the plaything of the ABC's staff collective.
The promo (for the Pauline Hanson expose) could equally have been written featuring Bob Kernohan and others in 2012 regarding Gillard and her secretive deals with the AWU.
I know that 4Corners people set to work on a story regarding Gillard and the AWU Scandal in late 2012.
I know people like Bob Kernohan were spoken to.
In the end, the story of the prime minister who was under police investigation for fraud was canned.
And as the ABC decided to drop the story on Gillard, Gillard gave them an extra $190M of our money.
On Monday 19 November 2012 Jonathon Holmes in his Media Watch program nailed the issues - and confirmed discussions I'd had with him and the 4 Corners program.
EPISODE 41, 19 NOVEMBER 2012
News values, priorities and politics
Has the ABC gone missing in action on a story that might bring down the Prime Minister? Or is it treating the story on its merits?
.........the story is not going away. And my bet is that the ABC’s investigative programs can’t, and won’t, ignore it for much longer.
I don't know how many people contacted the ABC calling for 4 Corners to devote a program to Pauline Hanson.
I doubt it was as many as wrote asking for it to devote time and resources to The AWU Scandal.
In October 2012 one of our readers complained about the lack of coverage.
On 23 October 2012 the ABC's Canberra based news editor made this incredible reply - read it in the context of the time, resources and promotion given to the Hanson piece.
Sent: Tuesday, 23 October 2012 2:08 PM
Subject: ABC News query
Thank you for your email regarding Mr Blewitt's statements. The ABC is aware of these statements but we do not at this stage believe it warrants the attention of our news coverage.
To the extent that it may touch tangentially on a former role of the Prime Minister, we know The Australian newspaper maintains an abiding interest in events 17 years ago at the law firm Slater and Gordon, but the ABC is unaware of any allegation in the public domain which goes to the Prime Minister's integrity. If indeed Ms Gillard has had questions to answer, ABC News reported those answers from her lengthy media conference of 24/8/12 in which she exhausted all questions on the issue.
However, if any allegation is ever raised which might go to the Prime Minister's integrity, the ABC would of course make inquiries into it and seek to report it. As for matters concerning Mr Bruce Wilson, ABC News will cover the case against him as it proceeds.
Once again thank you for your query.
ACT News Editor, ABC News
After we published that missive our readers hit their keyboards and biros in droves.
But beyond putting Bruce Wilson up (to say Gillard knew nothing) followed by Blewitt and Styant Browne on the 730 program, the ABC delivered very little coverage.
When Victoria Police detectives flew to Queensland to interview Olive Brosnahan - the ABC reported nothing.
When the Operation Tendement task force was set up - the ABC reported nothing.
When the Fraud Squad raided Gillard's office on 15 May 2013 - the ABC reported nothing.
On 17 June 2013 The Australia reported on the warrant - and the Victoria Police statement that issues of client legal professional privilege over some documents "should be cleared up within two weeks".
The ABC reported nothing. Again our readers hit the emails and letters.
On 19 June 2013 one of our readers received an emailed response from the ABC. Keep in mind Gillard was then PM and the police were preparing to argue that all the documents created by her and seized in the raid were created in the furtherance of fraud (which was the finding of the Chief Magistrate when he adjudicated on the matter).
Sent: Wednesday, June 19, 2013 10:01 AM
Subject: RE: Victoria Police Raid on Slater and Gordon
Thank you for your email.
The ABC was aware that an alleged raid had occurred. However, we were unable to confirm
it had happened and therefore, we did not report it.
ABC News Online
Later in June, the Gillard Government made this announcement of $190M in extra funding for the ABC:
The ABC is primarily financed by the federal government through triennial funding arrangements. In the 2013-14 Budget, the government is providing the ABC with an additional $30 million over three years to meet the growing demand for its digital services. The ABC will also receive $69.4 million over four years from 2012-13 to expand its news and current affairs services. In addition, the government will provide a loan of $90 million over three years to the ABC to assist with the construction of a purpose-built ABC facility at Southbank, Melbourne.
In 2013-14, government funding to the ABC will total $1.05 billion.
July, August, September - nothing.
Nothing as the privilege case worked its way through the courts.
By September we were facing the Abbott election. And still nothing from the ABC.
One of our readers wrote to the ABC and passed the note on to me:
Date : 2-4/09/2013
Contact type: Complaint
Subject: Police Investigation into three people including J Gillard.
Comments: I would like to know why the ABC has not reported the following information:
1. Police removed boxes of evidence from Slater and Gordon in May, as a result of a search warrant that names Julia Gillard as a person of interest.
2. Police have confirmed in writing that Julia Gillard is under investigation for her role in a Fraud. Copies of this document are publicly available!
3.Police will be in Court on October 16 and will be asserting that Julia Gillard created documents that were created in furtherance of a fraud and will be seeking to use those documents to pursue the conviction of people, including possibly Julia Gillard herself.
In summary; what the hell is wrong with you people? Why is it that you are deliberately avoiding reporting this issue, a matter of significant public interest? Why did you quickly end the coverage on live TV this week when Rudd was asked by a reporter about the matter? When is your recalcitrance on this issue going to end and when can we expect some factual reportage in exchange for our dollar ?
Finally, can you PLEASE assure me that you will have a reporter in Court on October 16 to provide the community with factual reporting on the matter? As the best resourced news organisation in the Southern Hemisphere I think this is the least you can do!
Network - Other
RecipientName - Audience & Consumer Affairs Referer - Complaint
The ABC's news and current affairs (which houses 4Corners) honcho replied.
Sent: Monday, 16 September 2013 2:12 PM
Subject: Police Investigation into three people including J Gillard.
Thank you for your email regarding investigations being conducted by Victoria Police.
It is a matter of public record that some form of investigation is underway. We know this because the ABC extensively reported the fact that Ralph Blewitt and others took information to the Police.
Beyond this, there are few confirmed facts which would reach the threshold of ABC editorial standards for reporting. We accept that other media may operate to a different standard, but we do not intend to compromise our own.
Reporting that the (then) Prime Minister of the nation is under police investigation is an enormously significant call to make. It cannot be made on supposition, on rumour, or on hearsay.
You have said that Vic Pol have confirmed this in writing, but we have not cited this media release or public communication. According to The Australian they’ve been collecting files but you would expect any Police investigation to gather up this sort of primary documentation. That does not mean Ms Gillard is under investigation.
For all we know, the investigation could be into Ralph Blewitt, or Bruce Wilson or Slater and Gordon or any number of other individuals and entities.
Rather than mimicking other media reports, the ABC is following fine principles of reporting confirmed fact.
When such facts become available, you can be sure the ABC will report them.
There was a bit more email toing and froing with Mr Doyle and our reader - and he explained the threshold for the ABC to report on the police raid and investigation.
Sent: Monday, 16 September 2013 3:10 PM
Subject: RE: Police Investigation into three people including J Gillard.
I can’t say for sure whether a reporter with a mic will be filing live reports on the steps of a court, but if and when Victoria Police announce that they are investigating Ms Gillard, you can be sure the ABC will report them.
ABC 4Corners found no difficulty in resourcing and speedily presenting a program on Pauline Hanson based on disgruntled former members statements, apparently unlawfully recorded phone calls and the flagrant presentation by the ABC of legally privileged confidential communications in emails between Ms Hanson and her lawyers.
But Gillard was protected from scrutiny.
Anyone think the ABC is not broken?
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Oct 27, 2016
A 2011 memo made public Wednesday by Wikileaks revealed new details of how former President Bill Clinton made tens of millions of dollars for himself and his wife, then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, through an opaque, ethically messy amalgam of philanthropic, business and personal activities.
The memo was written by Bill Clinton’s longtime aide, Doug Band, and is among tens of thousands of emails apparently stolen from Hillary Clinton’s campaign chief, John Podesta, in what U.S. officials believe is part of a massive Russian-backed attempt to disrupt the U.S. election.
The Band memo came in response to an investigation undertaken by a law firm, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, into the activities of the Clinton Foundation at the behest of its board. The board was concerned that some of the activities undertaken by Band and others on behalf of the President could threaten the Foundation’s IRS status as a charity, according to Band’s memo. Chelsea Clinton had also reported concerns to Podesta and other Clinton advisors that Band and his recently-launched consulting firm, Teneo, were using her father’s name without his knowledge to contact British lawmakers for clients, including Dow Chemical.
In the 12-page memo, Band describes how he and several colleagues spent much of the years after Bill Clinton’s presidency working to fund the Clinton Foundation, which has raised nearly $2 billion from individuals, corporations and governments for charities focusing on climate change, economic development, health, women and girls issues and other causes. Band claims in the memo that from 2006 to 2011, he and a colleague, Justin Cooper, raised $46 million for the Foundation through the Clinton Global Initiative, an annual networking conference that is one of the Foundation's big sources of income.
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But the Foundation work was just a part of what Bill Clinton did during his wife’s time as a Senator and Secretary of State, and it wasn’t always clear where the former president's non-profit activities ended and his for-profit ones began. Five months before he wrote the memo, Band joined forces with a recently retired State Department envoy, Declan Kelly, to form Teneo, which Band said provided merchant and investment banking services, corporate restructuring, public relations and communications services and strategic advising services to 20 clients, including Coca-Cola, Dow Chemical, UBS, Barclays and BHP Billiton, among others. Over that period, Band says in the memo, Teneo raised $8 million for the Clinton Foundation.
And Band was also organizing personal income directly for Clinton. Under the heading, “For-Profit Activity of President Clinton (i.e. Bill Clinton, Inc.),” Band wrote, “We have dedicated our selves to helping the President secure and engage in for-profit activities—including speeches, books, and advisory service engagements... In support of the President’s for-profit activity, we also have solicited and obtained, as appropriate, in-kind services for the President and his family—for personal travel, hospitality, vacation and the like. Neither Justin nor I are separately compensated for these activities (e.g., we do not receive a fee for, or percentage of, the more than $50 million in for-profit activity we have personally helped to secure for President Clinton to date or the $66 million in future contracts, should he choose to continue with those engagements).”
Band mentions four such “arrangements” without naming them. Bill Clinton was paid nearly $18 million to be “honorary chancellor” of a for-profit college, Laureate International Universities, according to reports and the family's tax returns. A Dubai-based firm, GEMS Education, paid Bill Clinton more than $560,000 in 2015, according to the tax returns. Band also lists a variety of speaking fees, previously disclosed by the Clintons, including hundreds of thousands of dollars each from UBS, Ericsson, BHP and Barclays. In 2011 alone, according to the Clinton’s tax returns, Bill Clinton earned $13,454,000 in speaking fees.
No evidence has been found to support allegations of a quid pro quo of official acts by Hillary Clinton as senator or Secretary of State in exchange for the money received by the Clintons or the Clinton Foundation. However the messiness and opacity of the relationship between Clinton’s personal, business and philanthropic undertakings detailed in the memo raises new questions about Bill Clinton's activity. In the email to which Band's draft memo was attached, Band tells Podesta he has removed the "lasry section all together." Marc Lasry is a hedge fund manager and Clinton donor who funded an unsuccessful investment vehicle launched by Chelsea Clinton's husband Marc Mezvinsky.
Other questions arise in the penultimate paragraph of the memo, entitled “Other Matters.” Without providing details, Band writes that since the end of Bill Clinton’s presidency he and Cooper had served as the primary contact and point of management for President Clinton's activities, including political, business and Foundation matters, speeches, books, and family/personal needs, including “securing in-kind private airplane travel, in-kind vacation stays, and supporting family business and personal needs.”
Calls and emails to Band, Teneo and the Clinton Foundation were not immediately returned. The Hillary Clinton campaign declined to confirm that the memo, or other emails released by Wikileaks, are in fact undoctored documents stolen from Podesta’s personal email account. However a campaign spokesperson, Glen Caplin, tweeted on Wednesday that Wikileaks was advancing a “clear political agenda” by “dribbling out” Podesta’s emails. “If Podesta dump was about high-minded transparency @wikileaks would release all at once,” Carlin tweeted.
Podesta has said he is cooperating with the FBI in an investigation of the hack. The Clinton Foundation has said it will stop accepting foreign and corporate donations if Hillary Clinton is elected president.
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