Homer Simpson and home run – Donald J. Trump hit a homer. The Homer in question? George Will. It turns out George Will won’t. The home run? We’ll explain below. As to this Preet Bharara – Preet has the easiest and toughest job in America today. We’ll explain below.
Let’s tweet about Preet first. Preet Bharara has the easiest and toughest job in America today. Preet Bharara is on a government corruption hunt. To find corruption in government is the easiest thing to do. But to fight, beat, then kill, government corruption is a tough job only the toughest dare tackle. Preet Bharara imprisoned the top Republican in New York State and the second most powerful Democrat in New York State. Preet Bharara is still on the hunt. Preet Bharara is set to imprison the two most powerful Democrats in New York State:
Manhattan US Attorney Preet Bharara used the bright spotlight of national TV to put Mayor de Blasio and Gov. Cuomo on notice Sunday that he expects to uncover proof of official wrongdoing in both of their administrations.
“We have found that corruption is rife in a lot of institutions in New York and throughout New York,” Bharara said on ABC’s “This Week.”
“That’s true in the Legislature,” he said. “It’s also the case that there’s corruption, we believe, in the executive branches as well. And we’ll ferret it out wherever we find it.”
It was Bharara’s strongest warning yet to the leaders of the city and state and came amid his probes into fund-raising efforts by de Blasio and suspected bid-rigging in a slew of state-funded development projects, including Cuomo’s Buffalo Billion initiative.
And it followed an interview in which Bharara bristled at the idea that Cuomo had been cleared of wrongdoing when Bharara declined to charge him for shutting down the anti-corruption Moreland Commission panel in 2014.
“Nobody gave a clean bill of health to anybody. A non-indictment is not an endorsement of anyone’s conduct,” Bharara told the New Yorker last month in what the magazine described as “an uncharacteristically icy tone.”
If Preet Bharara was a gold miner we would say Bharara has hit a thick vein. As a corruption miner Preet Bharara hit the mother lode.
Corruption in American government is as easy to find as sea shells by the sea shore. If we had honest prosecutors, the penitentiaries would be full of government officials. When a courageous prosecutor such as Preet Bharara sprouts out of the system, he must be cheered. Preet Bharara is a hero:
After subpoenaing records of the Moreland probe, Bharara used the information to help build cases against corrupt state pols, most notably ex-Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and ex-Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos.
Silver reports to prison on Aug. 31 to serve a 12-year sentence. Skelos, who got five years behind bars, is seeking bail pending appeal.
History has shown that Bharara makes good on his predictions, with the charges against Skelos coming after he famously told New Yorkers to “stay tuned” following Silver’s arrest in January 2015.
We are constantly told that the Hillary2016 strategy is very smart and that we are wrong when we say Hillary Clinton should avoid these establishment plagues. Wanna make that argument to us again? Here’s a little bit more of Preet Bharara echoes of Trump:
This election year has exposed widespread voter anger directed at Wall Street, and U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Preet Bharara agrees that “to an extent, people are right about the system being rigged.”
“I think people have a right…given the track record of this office and other offices of exposing fraud, to be worried about that,” Bharara told ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos.
That track record of rooting out fraud has earned Bharara the nickname “Sheriff of Wall Street,” but he has also set his sights on the corruption plaguing New York’s state capital. Since taking office, he’s prosecuted cases against more than a dozen state officeholders. [snip]
Preet Bharara’s office was once held by FBI Director James Comey, who is currently looking into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server during her tenure as secretary of state. When asked how a prosecutor determines whether to bring a case against a public official in a political year, Bharara said every case needs to be held to the same high standard of objectivity.
“We should not ever be substituting our judgment — as to who should or should not be in office — unless they have clearly violated criminal statutes and are deserving of criminal prosecution,” he said.
Several people who have held Bharara’s office have gone on to hold higher office, including Comey and Rudy Giuliani.
The confluence of corruption miners in high office should worry Hillary2016. Hillary Clinton has enough problems with FBI Director James Comey to be courting corruption kings such as Cuomo and De Blasio. We warned against a Hillary2016 alliance with corrupt officials and left wing Kooks such as De Blasio and Cuomo back when it mattered.
For a long time we warned, with hair on fire alarums, that this was to be a CHANGE election. To that end we wrote repeatedly that the candidate of change will be the winner in November 2016. So what does Hillary2016 do? Hillary2016 embraces the establishment creeps:
Hank Paulson, George W. Bush’s treasury secretary, who presided over both the meltdown of the U.S. economy and the subsequent bailout of his close friends and associates, has endorsed Hillary Clinton — citing his belief that she’d be more likely to enact globalist policies on trade and immigration as part of the reason for his endorsement.
Paulson also posits that Clinton would be more likely to cut Americans’ medicare and social security, which Paulson cites as a top priority following the financial collapse he helped to create.
Paulson is also the former CEO of Goldman Sachs, which has given Hillary Clinton hundreds of thousands of dollars for speeches. According to Politico, Goldman Sachs rewarded Clinton with a total of $675,000 for three paid speeches.
“When Hillary Clinton spoke to Goldman Sachs executives and technology titans at a summit in Arizona in October of 2013, she spoke glowingly of the work the bank was doing raising capital and helping create jobs, according to people who saw her remarks,” Politico writes. “She spent no time criticizing Goldman or Wall Street more broadly for its role in the 2008 financial crisis.”
“It was pretty glowing about us,” one attendee told Politico, “She sounded more like a Goldman Sachs managing director.”
“Hank Paulson endorses Hillary Clinton” is not a development anyone who wants President Hillary should be happy about. In the op-ed Paulson wrote he trashes Donald Trump with the same vigor and likely the same effectiveness as the “ins” attacked the “outs” in the epic Brexit election.
If Hank Paulson was alone in his kiss of death endorsement we could delude ourselves that this embrace is not part of a Hillary2016 strategy to label Trump as “nuts” and Hillary the “safe choice”. But Paulson is not alone. It is clear that Hillary2016 in the massive ad buys and the weird alliances (Paulson and Elizabeth Warren?) with the worst of the establishment of both parties thinks the key to victory is to bring on board every disease, every pox, every corruption, they can find to attack Trump.
(CNN)Hillary Clinton, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, received an endorsement Wednesday from a heavyweight foreign policy adviser to Republican presidents.
Brent Scowcroft, who served as National Security Adviser to Presidents George H. W. Bush and Gerald Ford, and who worked in the White House of Presidents Richard Nixon and George W. Bush, said Clinton “brings truly unique experience and perspective to the White House.”
His endorsement was released hours after the Republican presumptive nominee Donald Trump launched a broad attack on Clinton’s experience, honesty and foreign policy experience in a 40-minute speech. [snip]
His backing follows that of another prominent Republican in national security circles. Richard Armitage, who served in the State and Defense Departments under George W. Bush and President Ronald Reagan, announced last week that he will vote for Clinton over Trump. [snip]
In a recent Atlantic magazine article outlining Obama’s foreign policy views, the President mentioned Scowcroft, saying, “I love that guy.”
Hank Paulson, Richard Armitage, and Brent Scowcroft’s endorsement of Hillary Clinton is a sort of in-kind contribution to Trump2016. Then the gift came that George Will won’t. Won’t endorse Trump. George Will made his contribution and Donald J. Trump hit the jackpot, a full house, a game winning homer.
You are known by your friends as well as your enemies. Donald J. Trump is making the stink hole called the Republican Party smell a lot better. The party of Martin Luther King Jr., the party founded by Abraham Lincoln is returning to its roots.
Many of the most detestable Republicans are leaving the GOP – making room for all those working class former Democrats. The more the GOP barn is cleared of horsesh*t like George Will, Scowcroft, Armitage, Paulson, Jeb/George Bush, and the more establishment GOP types like McConnell and Paul Ryan see their future cut short by Donald J. Trump, the more decent Americans will give the Republican Party a chance.
Trump’s presidential aspirations hit a homer with the news these swine are leaving and Trump didn’t even have to pick up the bat to knock the losers out – they hit themselves over the head.