Thursday, congressional Republicans held their long advertised hearing on the Benghazi scandal, calling as a witness none other than the “Wicked Witch of the Left,” Hillary Clinton. Fresh off of her presidential debate performance ironically held in “Sin City,” Las Vegas, Hillary, looking a bit worn, was confronted with questions about why newly released emails showed that she knew that the attack on the U.S. mission was the result of terrorists linked to al-Qaida, but instead lied to the families of the victims as well as the American public, blaming the attack on a video critical of the Prophet Muhammad.
Later in the day, some of the victims’ families appeared on Fox News to reveal that when Hillary met them shortly after the tragedy, she promised them that the maker of the video would soon be arrested and prosecuted. This was important information, and it confirmed not only that Hillary is a pathological liar, but also that in her evil, queen-like way, she was prepared to order the maker of the video arrested through a pliant Obama Justice Department for exercising his right of free speech. Indeed, this happened, and the man’s life has been ruined as a result. All of this lying and misuse of the our legal system was designed to cover up her and the Obama administration’s lying, incompetence and lack of concern for the lives of Ambassador Chris Stevens and the other brave souls who were killed that day as the presidential elections were approaching.
This is a scandal, but the American public already knew this. The hearing was helpful to cement the concrete evidence of Hillary’s and Obama’s felonious-like behavior. Now the focus must turn to Hillary’s use of a private email server to facilitate bribes to the Clinton Foundation and large speaking fees for herself and her husband, Bill Clinton. This explains why she hid and destroyed her emails. But congressional Republicans largely sidestepped the email scandal, trying not to push too hard on Hillary after their majority leader and other turncoat weak-kneed establishment colleagues on the Hill had stupidly stated publicly that the committee was out to get her for political purposes. Ironically, one can only hope this is true!
While most congressmen and senators take what are in effect bribes through political campaign contributions – Hillary takes bribery a step further by extorting monies that are not technically legal campaign contributions but instead cold hard cash intended to line her and her family’s own pockets to enrich themselves personally. Establishment Republicans have been and continue to be loath to open, much less speak about, this Pandora’s box.
I am not so constrained, however. In this regard, several months ago I filed a racketeering lawsuit against Hillary and Bill Clinton and their foundation to seek redress for this bribery. In effect and practice, Hillary used her influence as Obama’s secretary of state to take bribes and then bestow favors on those who could be aided as a quid pro quo through her official decision-making at State.
This felonious conduct spanned the spectrum of interests that had business before the State Department. It even involved Iran, where it is clear that Hillary sold waivers allowing persons and interests to do business with the Islamic mullahs in Tehran, despite economic sanctions prohibiting this. Years earlier, Hillary had conceived of and implemented the same type of bribery scheme with the communist Chinese during her husband’s administration, a racketeering caper I uncovered at Judicial Watch, which I founded.
Here are just a few of the paragraphs of our “Second Amended RICO Complaint” against Hillary and Bill and their foundation, which is now on appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit. The case was dismissed on contrived grounds at the lower court level by, you guessed it, a Clinton appointed judge, Donald Middlebrooks of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.
Plaintiff filed a FOIA request to State on May 21, 2012, asking in the public interest for:
Any and all documents that refer or relate in any way to the final decisions to grant waivers to all countries and other interests doing business with the Islamic Republic of Iran pursuant to the Comprehensive Iran Sanctions, Accountability, and Divestment Act, 22 U.S.C. § 8501, et. Seq. or Executive Order 13533. …
Since leaving the White House in 2001, Bill and Hillary Clinton and their Clinton Foundation have amassed a personal fortune (outside of the Clinton Foundation) of over $105 million USD, consisting mainly of speaking fees paid to Bill and Hillary Clinton and so-called donations to the Clinton Foundation from many nations, organizations, leaders, and business interests who are hostile to the United States and U.S. foreign policy and especially hostile to Israel, but flush with cash from oil revenue or from sources doing business with oil-rich, Middle Eastern and Arab countries. …
Specifically, in or about 2011 to 2012, Hillary Clinton and the other Defendants, acting in concert and as part of this criminal RICO enterprise and conspiracy while U.S. Secretary of State, granted a waiver through the use of the mail and wires, to Victor Pinchuk and his company Interpipe Group as an exemption from U.S. Congressional sanctions against doing business with Iran as a quid pro quo for bribes disguised as “donations” made to The Clinton Foundation.
I am confident that the appeals court in Atlanta will reverse the political decision of Judge Middlebrooks to dismiss the case. (He also sat on our request to seize Hillary’s so-called personal email server.) The emails will show the bribery racketeering scheme, for which she and her husband can be prosecuted.
This case, more than the hapless efforts of congressional establishment Republicans, could seal the fate of the Wicked Witch of the Left, much like the house that fell on the original evil witch in “The Wizard of Oz.” Hopefully, with God’s grace and divine justice, Hillary will soon be wearing a pair of red shoes in federal prison, and the nation and the world will be rid of this modern-day evil witch once and for all.
Larry Klayman is a former U.S. Justice Department prosecutor and the founder of FreedomWatch.com