by Pamela Williams
All of you, who are crying over the firing of New York Southern District Federal Prosecutor, Preet Bharara, should remind yourselves he had dragged his feet long enough on the Anthony Weiner, Huma Abedin, and Clinton Foundation investigations. A hearing was to take place on March 7, 2016, as Judicial Watch had requested the records from these investigations. Guess what? The hearing was cancelled!
Bharara was out to make a name for himself by going after New York’s politicians, and he had done exactly that. So when he became involved with the Weiner, Abedin, and Clinton investigation I was elated, because he was a tough guy who seemed to get what he wanted. I wanted Clinton’s scandal to bust wide open, because it involved so many factors including alleged child-trafficking. So to me, this investigation was more important than any NY political investigation. Money is one thing, but human lives are another. Clinton does not need to get away with what she has done.
Lets go back in time and review the Weiner/Abedin/Clinton case.
The Times also reports that “senior Justice Department officials said they would make all resources available to conduct the investigation as quickly as possible, saying Mr. Comey’s letter — just days before the election — gave the matter an unprecedented urgency.” (The New York Times, 10/31/2016)
6. November 3, 2016: Previously unknown Huma Abedin emails relevant to the FBI’s Clinton email investigation have been found on her husband’s computer.
7. Comey eventually tells Congress he found nothing.
8. Clinton loses election to Trump.
9. Anthony Weiner/Abedin/Clinton investigation remains in the hands of Preet Bharara.
10.Hearing set for March 7, 2016, but it was postponed.
THE BELOW IS A CONVERSATION BY A GROUP AT JUDICIAL WATCH TALKING ABOUT WHAT HAD HAPPENED TO THE CLINTON FOUNDATION INVESTIGATION. AS YOU WILL REMEMBER PREET BHARARA HAD STATED HE WOULD BE INVESTIGATING THE CLINTON FOUNDATION, BUT WHAT HAPPENED?
…warrants investigation. I mean, imagine – take the Clintons out of it. Imagine a secretary of defense is making a national security decision similar to this. And their private foundation takes $145 million from foreign businessmen, I mean, you can bet everybody would be investigated.
MR. DIGENOVA: I think Peter raises a very important point which gets back to something that was said over here by Jerry.
MR. CORSI: Right.
MR. DIGENOVA: All of this has been on the public record for some time.
MR. FITTON: Front-page “New York Times” story.
MR. DIGENOVA: Ask yourselves this question: why has not one FBI field office and one U.S. attorney in either Brooklyn, New York, California, Texas or Boston, or Washington opened a grand jury to investigate all of these transactions? And to me, that is why what Comey did in the Hillary Clinton e-mail case confirms without a doubt that the Justice Department and the FBI have been hopelessly politically compromised.
MR. FITTON: Well, there have been two stories there that – one, an investigation is ongoing, and then, secondly, an investigation was –
MR. DIGENOVA: But only recently. I mean, that investigation allegedly only started –
MR. FITTON: I don’t know which one to believe.
MR. DIGENOVA: It’s in the Southern District.
MR. FITTON: Right.
MR. DIGENOVA: Allegedly been started by Preet Bharara, the U.S. attorney but nobody knows if that’s true or not. We think it is.
MR. CORSI: See, the key point – we now know that President Obama to access Hillary Clinton’s e-mail server used an alias. Now, that’s right there an indication of guilt, I would think, because why would you use an alias unless you’re trying to hide the fact that you’re using a private e-mail server offline to the State Department?
Now, the Giustra case is interesting also because the –
MR. SCHWEIZER (?): That’s the Russian uranium deal.
OK…I would be amiss if I did not cover another aspect or rumor that is out there about Preet Bharara and an investigation that he was asked to do on President Trump and possible violation of the Emoluments Clause.
“Published reports indicate that the Trump Organization and related Trump business entities have been receiving payments from foreign government sources which benefit President Trump through his ownership of the Trump Organization and related business entities,” according to a letter sent to Bharara. It went on:
“A failure by your office to investigate these reports and to take appropriate action will leave the nation exposed to foreign governments directly and indirectly providing payments and financial benefits to President Trump when those foreign governments may be seeking to influence Executive Branch policies and positions. This is precisely the kind of problem that the Founding Fathers acted to prevent by including the Foreign Emoluments Clause in the Constitution.”
The letter was signed by Noah Bookbinder, executive director of Citizens for Ethics and Responsibility in Washington, which sued Trump in January, alleging ethics violations, and has worked hard to keep the issue on the table. Also signing were Fred Wertheimer, president of Democracy 21, and Paul Smith, vice president of the Campaign Legal Center, as well as former Obama ethics adviser Norman Eisen and Richard Painter, adviser to George W. Bush.
Alan Garten, attorney for the Trump Organization, told NPR in an email that the letter was “factually inaccurate, legally erroneous and politically motivated.”
Bharara’s office declined to comment.
The Emoluments Clause says that “no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under [the U.S. government], shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State.”
This in my opinion is just another attack on President Trump. He has done everything he can to break his business ties. He does not even see his son, Donald Trump Jr., as he is President of the Trump Organization. What else can we ask from him? President Trump had every right to discharge those 46 attorneys from the Obama era…even Bharara. Bharara was a very close friend of Chuck Schumer’s, and Chuck Schumer has done everything he could to destroy President Trump.
It saddens me to think that Hillary Clinton, Huma Abedin, and Anthony Weiner may get away with all their crimes, but we do have Judicial Watch, who will continue to press on.