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Prediction: If Hillary Clinton wins, within a year of her inauguration, she will be under investigation by a special prosecutor on charges of political corruption, thereby continuing a family tradition.

For consider what the Associated Press reported this week:

The surest way for a person with private interests to get a meeting with Secretary of State Clinton, or a phone call returned by her, it seems, was to dump a bundle of cash into the Clinton Foundation.

Of 154 outsiders whom Clinton phoned or met with in her first two years at State, 85 had made contributions to the Clinton Foundation, and their contributions, taken together, totaled $156 million.

Conclusion: Access to Secretary of State Clinton could be bought, but it was not cheap. Forty of the 85 donors gave $100,000 or more. Twenty of those whom Clinton met with or phoned dumped in $1 million or more.

To get to the seventh floor of the Clinton State Department for a hearing for one’s plea, the cover charge was high.

Among those who got face time with Hillary Clinton were a Ukrainian oligarch and steel magnate who shipped oil pipe to Iran in violation of U.S. sanctions and a Bangladeshi economist who was under investigation by his government and was eventually pressured to leave his own bank.

The stench is familiar, and all too Clintonian in character.

Recall. On his last day in office, Jan. 20, 2001, Bill Clinton issued a presidential pardon to financier-crook and fugitive from justice Marc Rich, whose wife, Denise, had contributed $450,000 to the Clinton Library.

The Clintons appear belatedly to have recognized their political peril.

Bill has promised that, if Hillary is elected, he will end his big dog days at the foundation and stop taking checks from foreign regimes and entities, and corporate donors. Cash contributions from wealthy Americans will still be gratefully accepted.

One wonders: Will Bill be writing thank-you notes for the millions that will roll in to the family foundation — on White House stationery?

By his actions, Bill is all but conceding that there is a serious conflict of interest between his foundation raking in millions that enhance the family’s prestige and sustain its travel and lifestyle, while providing its big donors with privileged access to the secretary of state.

Yet if Hillary Clinton becomes president, the scheme is unsustainable. Even the Obama-Clinton media might not be able to stomach this.

And even Clinton seems to be conceding the game is up. “I know there’s a lot of smoke, and there’s no fire,” she said in self-defense this week.

She is certainly right about the smoke.

And if, as Democratic apparatchik Steve McMahon assures us that there is “no smoking gun,” no quid-pro-quo, no open-and-shut case of Secretary Clinton taking official action in gratitude to a donor of the family foundation, how can we predict a special prosecutor?

Answer: We are not at the end of this scandal. We are at what Churchill called the “end of the beginning.”

Missing emails are being unearthed at State, through Freedom of Information Act requests, that are filling out the picture Clinton thought had been blotted out when her 33,000 “private” emails were erased by her lawyers.

Someone out there, Julian Assange, Russia, or the rogue websites doing all this hacking, are believed to have many more explosive emails they are preparing to drop before Election Day.

ORDER IT NOW

And why is Clinton is keeping her State Department calendar secret from the AP, if it does not contain meetings or calls she does not want to defend? She has defied requests and the AP had to sue to get the schedule of her first two years at State.

Moreover, the AP story on the State Department-Clinton Foundation links was so stunning it is sure to trigger follow-up by investigative journalists who can smell a Pulitzer.

Then there are the contacts between Huma Abedin, her closest aide at State, and Doug Band at the Clinton Foundation, the go-betweens for the donor-Clinton meetings, which has opened a new avenue for investigators.

These were unearthed by Judicial Watch, which is not going away.

The number of persons of interest involved in this suppurating scandal, which has gone from an illicit server, to a panoply of Clinton lies to the public that disgusted the FBI director, to erased emails, to “pay for play,” and now deep into the Clinton Foundation continues to grow.

All that is needed now, to bring us to an independent counsel, is calls for the FBI to reopen and broaden its investigation in light of all that has been revealed since Director Comey said there was not evidence enough to recommend an indictment.

If Clinton controls the Justice Department, calls for a special prosecutor will be resisted, but only until public demand becomes too great.

For there were independent counsels called in Watergate, Iran-Contra and the scandals that led to the impeachment of Bill Clinton.

Hillary Clinton says there is no fire. But something is causing all that smoke.

Patrick J. Buchanan is the author of the new book “The Greatest Comeback: How Richard Nixon Rose From Defeat to Create the New Majority.”

Copyright 2016 Creators.com.

 
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  1. And DAMN IT “The Lying Media” aka The MSM needs to be held responsible for doing everything it can to bring Crooked Hillary to the White House, especially if she wins (which as of now is likely)!!

    • Replies: @Pericles
  2. Realist says:

    Hillary in the lead and a very possible Hillary presidency are the result of allowing idiots to vote.

  3. Pericles says:
    @thisisaknife

    I believe the word you are looking for is Lügenpresse.

    • Replies: @thisisaknife
  4. gustafus [AKA "Charlotte W"] says:
    @Realist

    Idiots can be useful. As can polls that thump for her Heinous.

    Turn out is the key to all elections. Both parties have been scamming us with Tweedles Dum and Dee.. with an ever shrinking voter turn out …

    Blacks will step out on a Tuesday to vote dark meat. Hillary.?…. maybe no.

    Latinos – are rousted when threatened. But ONLY when threatened. My advice to Trumpets… do NOT stir the posole between now and Nov. That Tuesday they will be stuffing their faces, watching Telemundo, or spending their check at Wal Mart.

    Busy moms, young families and 20 somthings?….. they have little appetite for the nuances of electioneering… don’t want to hear.. and don’t care about the details… but they know TRUMP is a bad man… Hillary is saintly in her goodness….

    because the headlines they pass on the way to email told them so…

    So… if they vote… it will be a tepid endorsement… or a vote AGAINST.

    What fertile ground for 3rd party advancement…. Libertarians, greens and Constitution Party votes will STICK IT TO THE 2 party corruption…. guarantee matching funding for overlooked candidates …. and … should this bunch drag themselves to the polls for a local endorsement…

    they can feel oh so good about themselves for sticking to their principles. … such as they are.

    and WE win.

    • Replies: @Realist
  5. gustafus [AKA "Charlotte W"] says:

    Idiots can be useful. So can polls that thump for her Heinous.

    Turn out is the key to all elections. Both parties have been scamming us with Tweedles Dum and Dee.. with an ever shrinking voter turn out …

    Blacks will step out on a Tuesday to vote dark meat. Hillary.?…. maybe no.

    Latinos – are rousted when threatened. But ONLY when threatened. My advice to Trumpets… do NOT stir the posole between now and Nov. That Tuesday they will be stuffing their faces, watching Telemundo, or spending their check at Wal Mart.

    Busy moms, young families and 20 somthings?….. they have little appetite for the nuances of electioneering… don’t want to hear.. and don’t care about the details… but they know TRUMP is a bad man… Hillary is saintly in her goodness….

    because the headlines they pass on the way to email told them so…

    So… if they vote… it will be a tepid endorsement… or a vote AGAINST.

    What fertile ground for 3rd party advancement…. Libertarians, greens and Constitution Party votes will STICK IT TO THE 2 party corruption…. guarantee matching funding for overlooked candidates …. and … should this bunch drag themselves to the polls for a local endorsement… they dilute the tepid H votes

    As a bonus, they can feel oh so good about themselves for sticking to their principles. … such as they are.

    and handing the election to the COMMITTED VOTING BLOCK

  6. @Pericles

    Well I ain’t German, but that’ll work. They’re an accomplice and it pisses me off, me and a lot of other people.
    So we should make them pay and the Lügenpresse should die off with the Baby Boomers. Actually, they deserve a worse fate.

  7. Diogenes says:

    Pat Buchanan, I suspect this is just a case of wishful thinking. In a perfect and just world one could expect that corrupt and deceitful politicians would be found out and held to account. However in the real world of power and treachery the venal often prevail due to a simple deficit of virtue in the polity. The corruptible are the fodder of the corrupt. The “smoke” does not emanate from a spot fire but is rather spontaneously generated by a diffuse corruption within the rotting body of the American politic itself.

  8. woodNfish says:

    Anyone with half a brain knows the only reason the clinton foundation exists is to launder bribe money. Their charity was proven to be phoney during the Haiti crisis.

  9. DaveE says:

    I can’t speak for all the idiots in Libtard Land, but if Killary is elected, there won’t be much of the former USA left in what is now the American West.

    Everyone here knows Killary’s support ranges from 9% to 27 percent, depending on which HONEST poll you believe.

    For us, if Killary wins, it’s lock-and-load time.

    • Replies: @Boris
  10. Realist says:
    @gustafus

    “and WE win.”

    We’ll see how you feel after you lose.-

  11. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    Among those who “enjoyed” a direct meeting with Madame SoS Clinton I remember Mutassim Gaddafi, and his dismayed face while Hillary talked and laughed (of course!)… Libya never “donated” money to the Foundation, and we know how it finished, including Mutassim, who was murdered along his father. Did Hillary find it funny too? I’d like to know what happened to others who met here but didn’t pay to play (her game).
    I’m afraid her first action as president (as dynast, actually) will be to attack Syria. It would be her most logical step to silence the emails/Foundation scandal and to escape impeachment…

  12. Ivy says:

    October Surprise may occur to both candidates. People expect some dirt from Assange et al on Killary. Her minions have to be working overtime to try to dig up something, anything, on Trump. It is the anything aspect from an utterly amoral, ruthless candidate that should make Americans nervous. Further damage to the American political process and psyche is just do much blowback to her.

  13. how many times does Pat “the Evil One will be indicted” Buchanan have to be proved wrong…before he admits that the White America he once inhabited no longer exists? That ‘Murka is now a Jew-controlled ethnostate run by an overlapping kabbalah of Wall Street, Las Vegas, and Hollywood billionaires via a Uniparty regime? Mrs. Clinton and her husband have been immensely useful to Zion over the years…so they get away with it. All of it. And will continue to do so. Be friendly but insufficiently useful (Trump) and the Jews and their shabbatz goyim will attack you from all sides. Tell the truth about the anti-White, Judeo-globalist open borders Tikkun Olam and you will be silenced everywhere except the ‘net…and, if the Jews ever get the communist-style gun control they want, you will be hate-crime’d, arrested, and killed. The Alt-Right’s sole hope is dollar-collapse leading to outright civil war/race war, and that is not yet. In the meantime, the Jew is in the saddle and riding hard

    • Agree: John Jeremiah Smith
  14. War for Blair Mountain [AKA "Groovy Battle for Blair Mountain"] says:
    @Realist

    Realist

    POTUS Hillary Clinton will be a direct consequence of importing her nonwhite legal immigrant Democratic Party Voting Bloc….1+1=2…..

  15. Barbara says:

    Just like for-profit-prisons and for-profit-psych-wards, we have a for-profit-white house. The “profits” benefit the mafia, terrorists-posing-as-a-government. The pentagram terrorists and u.s. military terrorists are stealing Syria as we speak. You’re paying for it. apartheid israel profits.

    Terrorist-pentagon newspeaker peter cook was asked numerous times in numerous ways
    whether this amounts to a US “no fly zone” over parts of Syria. His first response was vague but threatening:

    We will use our air power as needed to protect coalition forces and our partnered operations. …We advise the Syrian regime to steer clear of [certain] areas.

    These “coalition forces”, terrorists, are in Syria illegally. They’ve been told to leave. Yet insanely declare that Syrians may not fly over their own sovereign country. All of the terrorist controlled u.s. military needs to leave Syria immediately! This peter cook needs to be fired. Invading and occupying a sovereign country is illegal. There needs to be an international court to stop these high crimes. There is one, but it’s fake and run by the criminals. We need a real, by-the-people court.

  16. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    Yeah, but, well, you see…hmmm…

  17. Fandrich says:

    I CAN’T EVEN …….SIGH, NEVER MIND…

  18. Where was your righteous indignation when the supreme court (what a coincidence, the republican appointed 5) overturned the McCain Feingold Bill, you know, the bill that actually would have caused real campaign finance reform. Oh that’s right, you forgot, republicans wanted millionaires to be able to influence the elections. Republicans loved the system as long as the system benefitted them. Every US senator needs to raise $20,000 a week in campaign contributions and how do they do this? Lobbyist buy access to ALL the elected senators by arranging a campaign contribution that buys time with the senator.

    Now you are angry that Crooked Hillary does the same thing you republicans fought for?

    sheeesh

  19. Boris says:

    “a Bangladeshi economist who was under investigation by his government”

    lol. Yeah, no way a Nobel Prize winning economist can get a meeting with the S.O.S. without paying for it right?

    This illustrates how inconsequential this “scandal” is. A Nobel prize winning economist met with Clinton and that’s supposed to be a bad thing? A man who had been admired by Clinton’s since before he won the Nobel Prize? Clinton said this of Yunis when he received his Congressional gold medal.:

    “Professor Yunus set out to do what may be the biggest thing of all, and that is liberating people to seek a better life. And not just any people, but men and women who had only known misery, who had been told they were no good.”

    Oh, wait that wasn’t Clinton. That was John Boehner. I guess the US really likes Unis. Maybe Buchanan would be happier in Bangladesh.

  20. Boris says:
    @DaveE

    For us, if Killary wins, it’s lock-and-load time.

    Ah, the stupid shitheads of the right are going to be quite angry. You guys might take over another wildlife refuge or, at best, another OKC. It’s a shame a few LEO’s will die at your hands, but the bright side is that you guys get killed off. That’s a hell of a bright side.

    • Replies: @Richard Steele
    , @DaveE
  21. Art says:

    If Clinton controls the Justice Department, calls for a special prosecutor will be resisted, but only until public demand becomes too great.

    Sorry but that is a pipe dream.

    1. Hell will freeze over before a Clinton JD will do anything.
    2. The Jew MSM will NOT get behind a special prosecutor.
    3. They will start a war as a diversion.

  22. Incitatus says:

    One appreciates Buchanan’s arguments against Hillary. Who can disagree?

    But what about the Trump-GOP alternative? Mr. Fix-It on illegal immigration isn’t as interested in fixing it as he used to be. Mr. Neutral on the Mideast isn’t as neutral as he used to be.

    Five deferments (ala Cheney), four bankruptcies, three wives? Probably never a dime paid in income tax in his life? Is he serious? Are we serious?

    Visions of a Hail-Mary pass to someone like Colin Powell are not infrequent.

  23. @Boris

    Hello everyone, I am Boriss the troll. I really don’t have any intelligent or thought provoking to say. I just show up here to troll because I have no life. You see, I’m a self-righteous douche who had a shitty job and can’t get any ass–honestly, I really can’t–so I show up to provoke everyone.
    I really wish HRC would put me on her payroll, but I am such a nothing that they don’t every notice me; however, I will keep fighting the good troll fight.

    • Replies: @Boris
  24. Boris says:
    @Richard Steele

    Well, boys, time to pack white supremacy in. It just reached the pinnacle.

  25. DaveE says:
    @Boris

    Whatever stunt(s) you have planned to pit us against Russia, you better activate them fast. Tempus fugit.

  26. Boris says:

    Oh, yeah. I’m on that. Jade Helm, motherfuckers.

    • Replies: @DaveE
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