This article was published by The McAlvany Intelligence Advisor on Friday, July 15, 2016:
The chemical name for Teflon is Polytetrafluoroethylene, or PTFE. For hillary clinton it's called the Mainstream Media. They have the same properties: nothing can get through. Appropriately it is used not only to coat pans and other cookware but also as a “graft” material (pun intended) in surgical procedures to keep bacteria and other infectious agents from adhering.
Marsha Blackburn may have the solution (pun still intended): she is the indefatigable House member from Tennessee's 7th District who is trying once again to force the FBI to investigate the Clinton Foundation. She tried once before, and failed. This time she might just succeed.
Just days after FBI Director James Comey implicated Hillary in all manner of illegal activities, but then pulled up short of recommending indictment, Blackburn started circulating a letter she plans to send to Comey on Friday. As of Wednesday, more than 40 members of the House have signed the letter. Copies will be going to heads of the irs and the ftc.
In her letter she claims that the foundation has far exceeded its original intentions, which were to “construct a library, maintain a historical site with records, and engage in study and research.” Over time the foundation has morphed into a “lawless, Pay-to-Play enterprise that has been operating under a cloak of philanthropy for years … [exhibiting] a pattern of dealing that personally enriched the Clintons at the expense of American foreign policy.”
She focused on just two of the more outrageous examples of offering services for money: the International Youth Foundation and Uranium One.
During her stint as Secretary of State under President Obama from 2009 to 2013, USAID (the U.S. Agency for International Development) made grants of more than $55 million to the International Youth Fund (IYF). The IYF supports expanding educational opportunities for disadvantaged young people around the world.
On its board sits one Douglas Becker, owner of Laureate International Universities, a for-profit educational organization that was perfectly placed to benefit from USAID's largesse of taxpayer monies. During Hillary's administration Becker returned the favor by making gifts of between $1 million and $5 million directly to the Clinton Foundation. In addition, in 2010, Becker named bill clinton as “honorary chancellor” of his company, paying him more than $16 million for the privilege.
The other example Blackburn used in her letter to persuade Comey to look into the foundation is much worse, both from a self-serving point of view and from a national security perspective: Uranium One. Her efforts succeeded in turning over at least one-fifth of America's uranium production capacity to Russia's Vladimir Putin, but also most of the world's uranium supply chain. For this treasonous act, Clinton's foundation received a few million, while her womanizer husband Bill got a free trip to Russia to make a speech, for which he was paid $500,000.
The New York Times (!) blew the whistle on the Uranium One deal in a 14-page article in April 2015:
The deal made [the Russian company that bought Uranium One] one of the world's largest uranium producers and brought Mr. Putin closer to his goal of controlling much of the global uranium supply chain….
The sale gave the Russians [read: Mr. Putin] control of one-fifth of all uranium production capacity in the United States.
It's what happened along the way that caught the attention of the Times' investigators:
As the Russians gradually assumed control of Uranium One in three separate transactions from 2009 to 2013, Canadian records show, a flow of cash made its way to the Clinton Foundation.
Uranium One's chairman used his family foundation to make four donations totaling $2.35 million. Those contributions were not publicly disclosed by the Clintons, despite an agreement Mrs. Clinton had struck with the Obama White House to publicly identify all donors. Other people with ties to the company made donations as well.
And shortly after the Russians announced their intention to acquire a majority stake in Uranium One, Mr. Clinton received $500,000 for a Moscow speech from a Russian investment bank with links to the Kremlin that was promoting Uranium One stock.
These two examples from Blackburn's letter scarcely touch the surface of the heretofore Teflon-coated activities of the Clintons. There were the arms sales to nations unfriendly to the U.S. during her tenure, which generated millions to the Clinton Foundation. For example, in late 2011 Clinton's State Department cleared a sale of $29 billion of advanced Boeing fighter jets to Saudi Arabia. In this case she had been paid off long before the deal was struck. Wrote the International Business Times:
In the years before Hillary Clinton became secretary of state, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia contributed at least $10 million to the Clinton Foundation, the philanthropic enterprise she has overseen with her husband, former president Bill Clinton.
Just two months before the deal was finalized, Boeing – the defense contractor that manufactures one of the fighter jets the Saudis were especially keen to acquire, the F-15 – contributed $900,000 to the Clinton Foundation, according to a company press release.
This was just a small part of the “pay-to-play” schemes that Blackburn wants the FBI to investigate. While at State, Hillary approved the sale of $165 billion worth of commercial arms sales to 20 nations whose governments have given money to the Clinton Foundation, and another $151 billion of other deals with 16 countries that donated to her foundation as expressions of their thanks. These deals not only enriched the Clintons, but increased risks to U.S. security in the process. Wrote the IBT:
The State Department formally approved these arms sales even as many of the deals enhanced the military power of countries ruled by authoritarian regimes whose human rights abuses had been criticized by the department.
Algeria, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Oman and Qatar all donated to the Clinton Foundation and also gained State Department clearance to buy caches of American-made weapons even as the department singled them out for a range of alleged ills, from corruption to restrictions on civil liberties to violent crackdowns against political opponents.
Hillary has no soul. Or the one she has has long since been traded to the Evil One. That's nearly half a trillion dollars of deals she made in order to build her bank account from zero (so we are told) to more than $130 million.
There is so much more to the story that best-selling author Peter Schweizer (Extortion, Throw Them All Out) decided to take a look. What he found led him to write Clinton Cash, an exposé that answers the question: Where did Bill and Hillary Clinton get all their money?
Now we know. And we also know where the Teflon coating that has protected her and her husband all these years has come from. St. Paul told the Church at Ephesus:
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
USA Today: Rep. Marsha Blackburn seeks probe of Clinton Foundation
AllenBWest.com: BUSTED: Here's what the FBI will investigate Hillary for next…
DailyCaller.com: EXCLUSIVE: House Letter Calls Clinton Foundation ‘Lawless'
WashingtonExaminer.com: Lawmakers renew push for investigation of Clinton Foundation
Amazon: Clinton Cash
IBT: Clinton Foundation Donors Got Weapons Deals From Hillary Clinton's State Department
Background on the Clinton Foundation
New York Times: Cash Flowed to Clinton Foundation Amid Russian Uranium Deal
Background on Laureate International Universities, founded by Doug Becker
Background on Uranium One deal
Background on International Youth Foundation
USAID grants to International Youth Foundation
Hillary's history as Secretary of State
Background on USAID: the US Agency for International Development (foreign aid)