WHO ARE THE REAL CRIMINALS?
by Sharon Rondeau
(Dec. 11, 2018) — On Tuesday night’s “Hannity,” investigative journalist Sara A. Carter, also a Fox News contributor, punctuated her appearance in the latter part of the program with, “Lots of sealed indictments” following host Sean Hannity’s mention of a Clinton Foundation investigation and other government-related corruption.
Hannity said that the reported 2010 “Uranium One” transaction in which Russia acquired approximately 20% of U.S. uranium, and alleged abuse of the FISA process by which American citizens were placed under FBI/DOJ surveillance during the 2016 presidential election, are being seriously pursued by investigators.
Hannity had said that his sources have told him that the Clinton Foundation is under scrutiny for what has been called “pay-to-play” with heads of foreign nations and other influential global figures while co-founder Hillary Clinton served as Obama’s secretary of state between 2009 and 2013.
When whistleblower William Campbell came forward earlier this year to Carter and Congress with his allegations about his observations which did not ultimately stop the Uranium One deal from going into effect, congressional Democrats said that their interview of Campbell yielded no evidence of “quid pro quo” dealings.
The Clintons have claimed that their foundation is a charity which has operated legally and with transparency. However, a report published last week by The Hill‘s John Solomon states that “6,000 pages of evidence attached to a whistleblower submission” were “filed secretly more than a year ago with the IRS and FBI.”
There were a number of convictions emanating from Uranium One, Solomon has reported.
Solomon appeared with Sara Carter, along with Fox News Legal Analyst Gregg Jarrett, during the segment Tuesday night.
A video report published earlier Tuesday featuring an interview with Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC11), who has been floated as a replacement for retiring White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, states that the evidence submitted last year by the Clinton Foundation whistleblower “alleges there is ‘probable cause’ to believe the Clinton Foundation broke federal tax law and possibly owes millions of dollars in tax penalties.”
Meadows chairs the House Oversight & Government Reform’s Subcommittee on Government Operations and will be holding a hearing on the Clinton Foundation on Thursday, rescheduled from December 5 due to the passing of former President George H.W. Bush.
U.S. Attorney for the District of Utah John Huber is expected to provide a briefing on his assignment from former Attorney General Jeff Sessions to “look at the Clinton Foundation and what may or may not have happened as it relates to improper activity,” Meadows said.
The information whistleblower William Campbell reportedly provided to the FBI about Russian bribery and other illegal activity involved in the Uranium One deal is being pursued, Hannity said, according to his sources.
The third issue on which Hannity has aggressively reported for more than a year is alleged “abuse” of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) by the FBI and its parent agency, the Justice Department, to obtain surveillance warrants on former Trump campaign advisor Carter Page between October 2016 and September 2017.
Page was never charged with a crime and has filed suit against the DNC for alleged “defamation” in connection with the surveillance conducted on him after the FBI alleged he was acting as a Russian-government agent.
A second former Trump campaign advisor, George Papadopoulos, has said that not only was Page under surveillance, but also that Trump’s first national security advisor, Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn (Ret) and short-term campaign manager, Paul Manafort, were the objects of FISA warrants.
The information submitted to the FISA court and signed off on by FBI and DOJ officials is known as the Russia “dossier” and is considered unverified, according to former FBI director James Comey in testimony to two congressional committees last Friday. He also told President Trump just after Trump took office that the dossier was “salacious and unverified.”
FBI choir that evidence submitted to obtain a surveillance warrant on an American citizen be fully vetted and deemed reliable.
Documents released to date demonstrate that the court also was not informed that the dossier was the product of political opposition research contracted by the DNC and Hillary Clinton campaign through the private company Fusion GPS and former British intelligence agent Christopher Steele.
Trump has been accused of “collusion” with Russians to gain an advantage during the 2016 election cycle, while he has said that it was Clinton and the DNC who were guilty of “collusion” which appears to have been overlooked.
Update, December 12, 2018, 10:52 a.m.: A link to the broadcast is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8LEbo9aA9IE
Sharon Rondeau has operated The Post & Email since April 2010, focusing on the Obama birth certificate investigation and other government corruption news. She has reported prolifically on constitutional violations within Tennessee’s prison and judicial systems.