Wow: Prosecutor Just Announced He’s Investigating Harry Reid For A BIG Reason

Senator Harry Reid, D-Nev., is in hot water again. This time, he is being investigated by the state attorney general of Utah in a pay-to-play scheme involving two former Utah attorneys general, John Shurtleff and John Swallow.

Troy Rawlings, a Davis County, Utah, attorney, said that he’s looking into allegations against Reid. Rawlings wouldn’t comment on the allegations, but said they were related to the case involving the attorneys general.

Since 2013, Reid has been denying any involvement into fixing an investigation into a software business of one of the attorneys general. At the time, U.S. Department of Justice investigators decided not to charge Reid with criminal wrongdoing.

Salt Lake City’s City Weekly raised questions about Reid’s involvement that Rawlings alluded to in a statement to the Associated Press: “To simply ignore and run from what has been presented by multiple witnesses and sources, and the potential impact on the Mark L. Shurtleff case, would mean I am either intentionally blind, or overly worried.”

Shurtleff and Swallow were arrested in the summer of 2014 and have pleaded not guilty to charges of bribery.

Rawlings voiced his criticism of apparent stalling within the U.S. Department of Justice by limiting his access to information related to his investigation.

The Justice Department concluded their investigation in 2013 without filing charges, but the FBI has continued to work with Rawlings in the investigation. Rawlings told the AP: “It is not up to the DOJ to tell me who can and who cannot be investigated and what evidence is relevant and material to a state case.”

Stephen Dark of the City Weekly reported on the investigation. He wrote that a businessman named Jeremy Johnson recorded a conversation between himself and Shurtleff.

Jeremy Johnson claims that Reid was involved in a pay-to-play bribery scheme focused on gambling, the details of which were published in The Salt Lake Tribune in October 2014. A transcript of a conversation that Johnson recorded between himself and Shurtleff included allegations about a group of online poker business owners who had funneled $2 million to Reid in 2010 to get Reid to introduce legislation legalizing online poker. According to a June 6, 2013, AP story, Reid as well as Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., ‘pursued federal law to legalize Internet poker but ultimately gave up before even introducing the legislation.’

BOMBSHELL Document Reveals What Hillary Did On 2nd Day In Office That Could Mean ‘Criminal Penalties’

A newly released document signed by Hillary Clinton on her second day serving as Secretary of State proves that she was made aware of her responsibility to ascertain and protect classified documents in her possession.

The Washington Free Beacon obtained the Sensitive Compartmented Information Nondisclosure Agreement signed by Clinton through a Freedom of Information Act Request.

The document clearly lays out her duties, and that she would be subject to stiff criminal penalties for an “unauthorized disclosure” of classified information.

“I have been advised that the unauthorized disclosure, unauthorized retention, or negligent handling of SCI [Sensitive Compartmented Information] by me could cause irreparable injury to the United States or be used to advantage by a foreign nation,” the agreement states.

According to the Department of Homeland Security, SCI is “classified information concerning, or derived from, intelligence sources, methods, or analytical processes requiring handling within formal access control systems established by the Director Central Intelligence (DCI)…The sensitivity of this information requires that it be protected in a much more controlled environment than other classified information.”

The Washington Free Beacon reports:

Clinton received at least two emails while secretary of state on her personal email server since marked “TS/SCI”—top secret/sensitive compartmented information—according to the U.S. intelligence community’s inspector general.

The State Department said in September that Clinton’s private email system, set up at her Chappaqua, N.Y., home, was not authorized to handle SCI.

“TS/SCI is very serious and specific information that jumps out at you and screams ‘classified,’” Larry Mrozinski, a former U.S. counterterrorism official, told the New York Post in August. “It’s hard to imagine that in her position she would fail to recognize the obvious.”

The former Secretary of State also signed a separate non-disclosure agreement, which states: “I will never divulge classified information to anyone unless: (a) I have officially verified that the recipient has been properly authorized to receive it; or (b) I have been given prior written notice of authorization” from the proper authorities.

As reported by Western JournalismClinton placed classified material on an unsecured server, which was readily hackable through the Internet. Additionally, she turned over her server to a Denver-based IT firm, whose employees did not have security clearances, and to her attorney, who also lacked a clearance.

Former CIA director Gen. David Petraeus was indicted and convicted for what appears to be a far lesser breach of his duty to protect classified information.

Poltico reported last week that the State Department has now found between 600-700 Clinton emails containing classified information.

NBC And A Culture Of Corruption

The CNBC television network set a new mark for non-professionalism covering the October 28 Republican debate. The moderators – Carl Quintanilla, Becky Quick and John Harwood – asked such inane questions as, “Are you running a comic book campaign?” and, “Are you planning to insult two candidates?” They frequently interrupted and argued with the candidates. They were nastier than Candy Crowley, the infamous 2012 CNN moderator who lectured Mitt Romney on addressing a president and corrected his “wrong” statements that Iran and Russia were threats to the US. But the larger issue is not corrupt journalists. It is a culture of corruption in media. That culture peaks in the NBC family that includes CNBC and MSNBC.

Former Nightly News Anchor Brian Williams lied about being shot down, seeing a dead body in New Orleans, and coming under fire from Hezbollah. He never flew into Baghdad with Seal Team 6, which does not embed reporters. He was even busted for claiming to be at the Brandenburg Gate the night the Berlin Wall came down.

NBC admitted recutting the 911 call from George Zimmerman the night Trayvon Martin died to make him sound racist. They hired Chelsea Clinton – with zero credentials – for $600,000.00 just to gain access, and gave Al Sharpton his own program on MSNBC. Sharpton, let’s recall, made his name by abetting the Tawana Brawley rape fraud. He presided over the “What do we want?  Dead cops” campaign and lied repeatedly on the air about being an FBI informant on his mobster friends.

This culture is not limited to NBC. Dan Rather blew his CBS career when he lied about George Bush’s military service. When John Kerry was outed for fraudulent claims about his own military service in 2004, all the networks covered for him, even inventing the term “swift boating” to disparage and discourage political whistle-blowers. More recently, Hilary Clinton admitted to Congress she lied about an anti-Mohammad video causing the Benghazi massacre – later retracting her confession – and is hailed as heroic by media. I did not like Walter Cronkite’s politics, but I sure miss his integrity; he reported the news without manufacturing it.

Nobody ever suggested Barack Obama resign from the senate when he set a record for being absent during votes, or voting simply “Present” before and during the 2008 campaign. He was again not asked to resign when it was revealed the President skipped his national security briefings – there are a record number of events he says he hears about only on CNN. Yet Senator Marco Rubio was asked if he ought to resign over votes missed while campaigning. The senator replied that the media is the biggest SuperPAC there is. He is right.

What should a good citizen do? How about if that citizen is a Christian?

We can accept the reality that ordinary people have no access to the big media types – whether on-air or in board rooms. Likewise for the fat cat donors who really call the shots in both major political parties. But we can also recall the reality that the God-man who changed the world was born in a manger. He worked with His hands and walked from town to town. Taking His example in the present instance, we can cultivate relationships with local media types and their bosses. We can help them see they need to break the mold and hold the network big guns of the world up to the ridicule they deserve. We can ask our neighbors to think it a star in the crown of candidates ridiculed by the supposedly objective commentators – to actually vote for those despised by this shamming and shameful elite. We can reflect that Jesus – He who came, served and died so humbly – said there was abundant life in following Him, both in Person and in Style.

It seems impossible. But after some discouraged Jews came to see if Jesus was really the One (Matthew 11:2-12) – and Jesus showed them how the Kingdom was manifesting before their eyes as He worked and others worked with Him – He said the Kingdom was being taken by force and forceful men laid hold of it. What He meant was that God Himself has no defense against our simple cry of need. A weak man can successfully arm-wrestle the Father while the strong man hasn’t got a prayer – pun intended.

We can re-engage with our neighbors instead of letting the talking heads do our thinking and our talking and our acting for us. We can take back our nation by being once again our nation. And we can take back the world by becoming the Body of Christ.

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The Real Issues You Won’t Hear From The 2016 Presidential Candidates This Election Year

“Apparently, a democracy is a place where numerous elections are held at great cost without issues and with interchangeable candidates.”—Gore Vidal

The countdown has begun.

We now have less than one year until the 2016 presidential election, and you can expect to be treated to an earful of carefully crafted, expensive sound bites and political spin about climate change, education, immigration, taxes and war.

Despite the dire state of our nation, however, you can rest assured that none of the problems that continue to undermine our freedoms will be addressed in any credible, helpful way by any of the so-called viable presidential candidates–and certainly not if doing so might jeopardize their standing with the unions, corporations or the moneyed elite bankrolling their campaigns.

The following are just a few of the issues that should be front and center in every presidential debate. That they are not is a reflection of our willingness as citizens to have our political elections reduced to little more than popularity contests that are, in the words of Shakespeare, “full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.”

The national debt. Why aren’t politicians talking about the whopping $18.1 trillion and rising that our government owes to foreign countries, private corporations and its retirement programs? Not only is the U.S. the largest debtor nation in the world, but according to Forbes, “the amount of interest on the national debt is estimated to be accumulating at a rate of over one million dollars per minute.” Shouldn’t the government being on the verge of bankruptcy be an issue worth talking about?

Black budget spending. It costs the American taxpayer $52.6 billion every year to be spied on by the sixteen or so intelligence agencies tasked with surveillance, data collection, counterintelligence and covert activities. The agencies operating with black budget (top secret) funds include the CIA, NSA and Justice Department. Clearly, our right to privacy seems to amount to nothing in the eyes of the government and those aspiring to office.

Government contractors. Despite all the talk about big and small government, what we have been saddled with is a government that is outsourcing much of its work to high-paid contractors at great expense to the taxpayer and with no competition, little transparency and dubious savings. According to the Washington Post, “By some estimates, there are twice as many people doing government work under contract than there are government workers.” These open-ended contracts, worth hundreds of millions of dollars, “now account for anywhere between one quarter and one half of all federal service contracting.” Moreover, any attempt to reform the system is “bitterly opposed by federal employee unions, who take it as their mission to prevent good employees from being rewarded and bad employees from being fired.”

Cost of war. Then there’s the detrimental impact the government’s endless wars (fueled by the profit-driven military industrial complex) is having on our communities, our budget and our police forces. In fact, the U.S. Department of Defense is the world’s largest employer, with more than 3.2 million employees. Since 9/11, we’ve spent more than $1.6 trillion to wage wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. When you add in our military efforts in Pakistan, as well as the lifetime price of health care for disabled veterans and interest on the national debt, that cost rises to $4.4 trillion.

Education. Despite the fact that the U.S. spends more on education than any other developed nation, our students continue to lag significantly behind other advanced industrial nations. Incredibly, teenagers in the U.S. ranked 36th in the world in math, reading and science.

Civics knowledge. Americans know little to nothing about their rights or how the government is supposed to operate. This includes educators and politicians. For example, 27 percent of elected officials cannot name even one right or freedom guaranteed by the First Amendment, while 54 percent do not know the Constitution gives Congress the power to declare war. As one law professor notes:

Only 36 percent of Americans can name the three branches of government. Fewer than half of 12th grade students can describe the meaning of federalism. Only 35% of teenagers can identify “We the People” as the first three words of the Constitution. Fifty-eight percent of Americans can’t identify a single department in the United States Cabinet. Only 5% of high school seniors can identify checks on presidential power, only 43% could name the two major political parties, only 11% knew the length of a Senator’s term, and only 23% could name the first President of the United States.

A citizenry that does not know its rights will certainly not rebel while they are being systematically indoctrinated into compliance.

Asset forfeiture. Under the guise of fighting the war on drugs, government agents (usually the police) have been given broad leeway to seize billions of dollars’ worth of private property (money, cars, TVs, etc.) they “suspect” may be connected to criminal activity. Then—and here’s the kicker—whether or not any crime is actually proven to have taken place, the government keeps the citizen’s property, often divvying it up with the local police who did the initial seizure. The police are actually being trained in seminars on how to seize the “goodies” that are on police departments’ wish lists. According to the New York Times, seized monies have been used by police to “pay for sports tickets, office parties, a home security system and a $90,000 sports car.”

Surveillance. Not only is the government spying on Americans’ phone calls and emails, but police are also being equipped with technology such as Stingray devices that can track your cell phone, as well as record the content of your calls and the phone numbers dialed. That doesn’t even touch on what the government’s various aerial surveillance devices are tracking, or the dangers posed to the privacy and safety of those on the ground. Just recently, a 243-foot, multi-billion dollar military surveillance blimp drifted off, leaving a path of wreckage and power outages in its wake, before finally crash landing.

Police misconduct. Americans have no protection against police abuse. It is no longer unusual to hear about incidents in which police shoot unarmed individuals first and ask questions later. What is increasingly common, however, is the news that the officers involved in these incidents get off with little more than a slap on the hands. Moreover, while increasing attention has been paid to excessive police force, sexual misconduct by police has been largely overlooked. A year-long investigation by the Associated Press “uncovered about 1,000 officers who lost their badges in a six-year period” for sexual misconduct. “Victims included unsuspecting motorists, schoolchildren ordered to raise their shirts in a supposed search for drugs, police interns taken advantage of, women with legal troubles who succumbed to performing sex acts for promised help, and prison inmates forced to have sex with guards.” Yet the numbers are largely underreported, covered up by police departments that “stay quiet about improprieties to limit liability, allowing bad officers to quietly resign, keep their certification and sometimes jump to other jobs.”

Prison population. With more than 2 million Americans in prison, and close to 7 million adults in correctional care, the United States has the largest prison population in the world. Many of the nation’s privately run prisons—a $5 billion industry—require the state to keep the prisons at least 90 percent full at all times, “regardless of whether crime was rising or falling.” As Mother Jones reports, “private prison companies have supported and helped write ‘three-strike’ and ‘truth-in-sentencing’ laws that drive up prison populations. Their livelihoods depend on towns, cities, and states sending more people to prison and keeping them there.” Private prisons are also doling out harsher punishments for infractions by inmates in order to keep them locked up longer in order to “boost profits” at taxpayer expense. All the while, the prisoners are being forced to provide cheap labor for private corporations.

SWAT team raids. Over 80,000 SWAT team raids are conducted on American homes and businesses each year. Police agencies, already empowered to crash through your door if they suspect you’re up to no good, now have radars that allow them to “see” through the walls of your home.

Oligarchy. We are no longer a representative republic. The U.S. has become a corporate oligarchy. As a Princeton University survey indicates, our elected officials, especially those in the nation’s capital, represent the interests of the rich and powerful rather than the average citizen.

Young people. Nearly one out of every three American children live in poverty, ranking America among the worst countries in the developed world. Patrolled by police, our schools have become little more than quasi-prisons in which kids as young as age 4 are being handcuffed for “acting up,” subjected to body searches and lockdowns, and suspended for childish behavior.

Private property. Private property means little at a time when SWAT teams and other government agents can invade your home, break down your doors, kill your dog, wound or kill you, damage your furnishings and terrorize your family. Likewise, if government officials can fine and arrest you for growing vegetables in your front yard, praying with friends in your living room, installing solar panels on your roof, and raising chickens in your backyard, you’re no longer the owner of your property.

Strip searches. Court rulings undermining the Fourth Amendment and justifying invasive strip searches have left us powerless against police empowered to forcefully draw our blood, forcibly take our DNA, strip search us, and probe us intimately. Accounts are on the rise of individuals—men and women alike—being subjected to what is essentially government-sanctioned rape by police in the course of “routine” traffic stops.

Fiscal corruption. If there is any absolute maxim by which the federal government seems to operate, it is that the American taxpayer always gets ripped off. This is true, whether you’re talking about taxpayers being forced to fund high-priced weaponry that will be used against us, endless wars that do little for our safety or our freedoms, or bloated government agencies such as the National Security Agency with its secret budgets, covert agendas and clandestine activities. Rubbing salt in the wound, even monetary awards in lawsuits against government officials who are found guilty of wrongdoing are paid by the taxpayer.

Militarized police. Americans are powerless in the face of militarized police. In early America, government agents were not permitted to enter one’s home without permission or in a deceitful manner. And citizens could resist arrest when a police officer tried to restrain them without proper justification or a warrant. Daring to dispute a warrant with a police official today who is armed with high-tech military weapons would be nothing short of suicidal. Moreover, as police forces across the country continue to be transformed into extensions of the military, Americans are finding their once-peaceful communities transformed into military outposts, complete with tanks, weaponry, and other equipment designed for the battlefield.

These are not problems that can be glibly dismissed with a few well-chosen words, as most politicians are inclined to do. Nor will the 2016 elections do much to alter our present course towards a police state. Indeed, it is doubtful whether the popularity contest for the new occupant of the White House will significantly alter the day-to-day life of the average American greatly at all. Those life-changing decisions are made elsewhere, by nameless, unelected government officials who have turned bureaucracy into a full-time and profitable business.

As I point out in my book Battlefield America: The War on the American People, these problems will continue to plague our nation unless and until Americans wake up to the fact that we’re the only ones who can change things for the better and then do something about it.

This was a recurring theme for Martin Luther King Jr., who urged Americans to engage in militant nonviolent resistance in response to government corruption. In a speech delivered just a few months before his assassination, King called on Americans to march on Washington in order to take a stand against the growing problems facing the nation—problems that were being ignored by those in office because they were unpopular, not profitable or risky. “I don’t determine what is right and wrong by looking at the budget of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. Nor do I determine what is right and wrong by taking a Gallup poll of the majority opinion,” remarked King. “Ultimately a genuine leader is not a searcher of consensus but a molder of consensus.”

Guided by Gallup polls, influenced by corporate lobbyists, and molded by party politics, the 2016 presidential candidates are playing for high stakes; but they are not looking out for the best interests of “we the people.” As King reminds us:

“Cowardice asks the question, ‘Is it safe?’ Expediency asks the question, ‘Is it politic?’ And Vanity comes along and asks the question, ‘Is it popular?’ But Conscience asks the question ‘Is it right?’ And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must do it because Conscience tells him it is right.”

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Watch: Hillary Gets Blindsided By Last Question She Ever Wanted To Hear From Crowd. Her Response…

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was surprised to find those attending her rally in Littleton, N.H., weren’t all supporters. She was taken aback when one New Hampshire man attending asked about her and former President Bill Clinton’s scandals that date back more than 20 years.

“Um, you said earlier that you wanted to end corruption, but how can you do that after the Whitewater scandals, Benghazi and the deleted emails,” the man said from the back of the room while groans emanated from the audience.

Clinton slowly stood up and gave an answer.

“Well, I wish you’d go back and read the history of the 1990s, because clearly, uh, there, there were unfortunately a lot of partisans who uh, thought that the best way to work uh, with my husband’s administration was through attacks of all kinds – all of which washed out,” she said, adding that she has held office herself.

“I was elected to the Senate in New York in 2000, and uh, New York is a pretty tough place to run for office from,” she mused.

She had one more word for the questioner before she sat down.

“And I advise you to go back and read my 11 hours of testimony,” Clinton said, referring to her testimony before the House Select Committee on Benghazi on Oct. 22.

The audience loved her answer and gave her a round of applause and cheers for it, even though Clinton didn’t address specific facts from the cases mentioned.

The real estate scandal, known as Whitewater, goes back to 1978 when Bill Clinton was the Arkansas Attorney General. He and his wife became partners with James and Susan McDougal in the purchase of acreage named the Whitewater Development Corporation. It failed.

Mrs. Clinton had worked at Rose Law Firm since 1983. In 1985, she became a senior lawyer in the law firm’s account with McDougal and the bank that now employed him, Madison Guaranty Savings and Loan. One of the questions brought up in the 1990s was whether her involvement with McDougal and the bank constituted a conflict of interest since she had partnered with him in the failed Whitewater real estate deal.

In 1986, long after the Whitewater ventured failed, another McDougal real estate deal landed on the radar of federal regulators. The investigation led to his resignation from Madison Guaranty and the bank’s demise.

Special prosecutor Robert B. Fisk lead the multiple investigations that began to involve the Clintons during President Clinton’s first term. The allegation was that Clinton, as Arkansas’ governor, pressured businessman David Hale to authorize an illegal $300,000 federally-backed loan to Susan McDougal.

Fiske took out grand jury subpoenas for the president and Mrs. Clinton to produce documents regarding Madison Guaranty. The Clintons said the records were missing, but eventually turned them over. The case against the Clintons fell apart when Hale was convicted. Prosecutors determined there wasn’t enough evidence to charge the Clintons, and they were cleared. Others they associated with were convicted, and the Whitewater investigation eventually folded into President Clinton’s sex scandal involving Monica Lewinsky. Clinton faced an impeachment trial, but wasn’t removed from office.

Mrs. Clinton’s recent email scandal involved items contained and sent on her personal server while she served as Secretary of State. Newly discovered emails resulted in a deeper probe into the 2012 attack on the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi that left four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens, dead.

The emails were presented during the Oct. 22 hearing where Mrs. Clinton testified. Clinton said in those emails sent to the Egyptian prime minister and to her family on Sept. 11, the night of the attack, that she knew the assault on the embassy was a terrorist attack.

Yet, in days and weeks to come, Clinton and others from the State Department, along with President Barack Obama, publicly said the attack was the result of a spontaneous protest stemming from an American anti-Muslim video. Those on the House committee pointed out the presidential election was 52 weeks away.

Clinton’s Super PAC, “Ready for Hillary,” was launched in 2013.