Posts in category "Corruption"

The Clinton Foundation questions ain't over until they're over

For those who thought that the Clinton email scandal and the questions about the pay-to-play questions about the Clinton Foundation have gone away with the election, consider this: Judicial Watch today announced it filed a motion that seeks to unseal the audiovisual recordings of the depositions of top Clinton aides and State Department officials. The depositions come... Read more »

I just voted and I feel dirty

I’m wearing my “I voted” sticker, but I feel like I just crawled out of a mud bath. It’s not just the presidential race, in which the two major parties have given us a choice between the most despicable candidates in my lifetime. (Usually, it’s just one or the other that stinks.) But it’s also my... Read more »

The election soon will be over, but not the Hillary Clinton hijinks

New disclosure: lots of cash from Hillary Clinton’s big fundraisers was funneled to the senate campaign of Jill McCabe, who just happens to be the wife of the guy who was involved in  the FBI’s investigation of Clinton’s emails. If that’s not kinky, then Chicago is the least politically corrupt city in the world. This was disclosed... Read more »

Even progressive MSNBC is aghast at the Clintons' "ethical deficit"

How much more must the commonweal suffer the Clintons’ ethical deficit? Hillary and Bill Clinton has made the Chicago Way–the legendary Chicago corruption–seem to be small potatoes. Should the attorney general of New York shutdown the Clinton Foundation like he did the Trump Foundation for its shakedowns? Should the law be enforced evenhandedly? Even the progressive MSNBC... Read more »

Broke ITT's mistake was not paying off Bill Clinton

A tale of two for-profit schools: Federal regulators choked for-profit ITT Technical Institute to death, forcing it to shut its doors, laying of thousands. ITT failed to slip Bill Clinton the envelope. No such problems for Laureate International Universities, the for-profit that lagged  Bill Clinton $17.6 million to serve as its “honorary chancellor.” You can’t make up this stuff.... Read more »

FBI won't recommend Hillary Clinton indictment; no surprise there

UPDATED: To no one’s surprise, the FBI won’t seek the indictment of Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. And to no one’s surprise, the announcement came just a few days after husband Bill had a private meeting with the FBI’s boss, Attorney General Loretta Lynch. Just days after Lynch said she would accept the FBI’s recommendation,... Read more »

Illinois residents are dead last in confidence in state government

This shouldn’t be news for Illinois residents: They (we) are dead last in confidence in our state government. That’s according to a newly released Gallup Poll. Only 25 percent of Illinoisans are confident in what can only generously be called our Springfield follies. A thundering 74 percent lack confidence. Not that this would impress the assorted... Read more »

Already, new Illinois auditor general Frank Mautino is called on to resign

Hardly with time to warm his chair, newly appointed Illinois auditor general Frank Mautino is called on to resign. The call has merit, seeing as how there are serious questions about whether the state’s top auditor–the guy who is supposed to ferret out corruption–misspent his campaign funds. The call for his resignation came from Adam Andrezejewski, Founder... Read more »

Feds seize computers, files on Chicago officials from outgoing inspector general

Ace political reporter Natasha Korecki, formerly of the Chicago Sun-Times and now with Politico, reports that  “FBI agents seized a trove of investigative documents, computers and files from legislative inspector general Faisal Khan’s office on Friday, its last day overseeing Chicago elected officials.” Khan has been working with the FBI on some undisclosed projects and... Read more »

Democracy sucks

How else, other than democracy sucks, to explain the horrendous state of Chicago and Illinois. How else to explain the seemingly ho-hum attitude (see John Kass’ eloquent column) toward former IRS executive Lois Lerner’s missing two (yes, two!) years of emails and the oh-so coincidental hard drive crash to some of the people who received... Read more »
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