The TV talker has said that self-proclaimed fixer Michael Cohen had been helping him with real-estate matters.
The modest three-bedroom brick house at 2326 Lakewood Drive in Kennesaw, Georgia, was acquired seven years ago by a FedEx employee turned fraudster at a rigged auction on the steps of the Cobb County Courthouse.
Auctions of foreclosed homes were held on the steps every Tuesday, and this particular one, on Dec. 6, 2011, seemed notable only because of the unusually warm weather.
Otherwise, the routine was the same, with fraudster Jeffrey Wayne Brock, or one of his representatives, conspiring with two fellow fraudsters named David Doughty and Stanley Sullivan not to bid competitively. Wayne was thereby able to acquire properties at little more than the minimum bid. He then rewarded the other two men with payoffs for having refrained from bidding against him.
According to the government sentencing memorandum from when Brock was sent to federal prison for a scheme involving numerous rigged auctions, the payoff for the Lakewood Drive house was $3,770. The memorandum notes that the actual payoff money in all Brock’s crooked auctions came not from Brock himself but from investors who bankrolled his acquisition of foreclosed houses. He or, in his absence, his representative provided the investor invoices for what were described as “finder’s fees.”
“Brock did not use his own money to pay Doughty and Sullivan for not bidding competitively at the December 6, 2011 auctions; rather, he used money that outside investors had given him to acquire foreclosed properties,” the memorandum says, “To keep his investors informed, Brock instructed an employee to send them invoices documenting the payments that he made.”
The employee dutifully prepared an invoice documenting a $3,770 payoff for the Lakewood house. The sum seems altogether reasonable considering that county records show Brock paid only $21,130 for a house that had been purchased back in 1999 for $95,000 and subsequently carried a mortgage of $155,000.
The memorandum does not identify the investor who provided the payoff funds. Property records show that title to the house did pass from Brock to a Cobb County entity called The First Real Estate Corporation, though no purchase price is recorded and the property passed that very same day to one of Sean Hannity’s myriad shell companies, SPMKX GA LL.
Hannity denies without equivocation that he has ever been an investor of any of Brock’s endeavors. Christopher Reeves, the registered agent for 21 of Hannity’s SPMK companies, told The Daily Beast in an email, “No entity in which Mr. Hannity held any direct or indirect interest was an investor with Mr. Brock or any entity associated with him.”
Judicial Watch strikes again!
The emails, dated 2010-2013, contain classified information and show more Clinton Foundation pay-to-play with the State Department.
Via Judicial Watch:
Ten emails contain classified information redacted “in the interest of national defense or foreign policy,” including confidential sources, and concern Israel and the Middle East. Most of the emails include exchanges with former British Prime Minister Tony Blair. The emails show Hillary Clinton conducted classified and sensitive negotiations about the Israel-Arab conflict on her unsecure, non-governmental server.
- A document labeled “plan” was completely redacted as classified.
- A November 2012 email chain discusses the “Mid East” and includes then-Deputy Chief of Staff Jake Sullivan, Blair as “aclb” and Clinton.
- Another November 2012 email chain discusses the “Mid East” and includes Sullivan, Clinton’s office manager Claire Coleman, Blair and Clinton.
- A November 2012 email chain fully redacted is titled “Mid East Peace” and includes Blair, Clinton, Obama’s Special Envoy to the Middle East David Hale as “[email protected],” Sullivan and Blair’s Chief of Staff and former Downing Street aide Catherine Rimmer.
- In an April 2011 email exchange between Blair, Clinton and Sullivan concerning “Israel,” Blair says he “had another long session with BB [Netanyahu].”
- A May 2011 exchange concerns “Israel” and includes Blair, Clinton and Sullivan.
- A May 2011 email concerns “Palestinians” and includes Blair, Clinton and Sullivan. Blair says, “I’ve also sent you a paper.”
- A June 2011 email regarding “Israel” includes Blair, Sullivan and Clinton. Blair says, “Saw Israeli PM. Put the concept of a Q statement. He was receptive. Palestinians interested too. I know there are discussions also you guys are having. And the French initiative….”
- In a July 2011 email – with several national security redactions – written by Blair to Clinton and Sullivan, Blair says, “I saw BB….. Molcho [chief negotiator in the Israeli negotiating team with the Palestinians] will speak to David Hale. I can see Cameron and Sarkozy with David…. I saw Egyptians….”
- A September 2010 email exchange is titled “Info for you,” and includes Sullivan, Blair and Clinton. Blair writes that he just spent three hours with Netanyahu, and Sullivan, using his Sprint BlackBerry, he writes “We have pitched this to [redacted].”
Huma Abedin is in many of these emails assisting the Clintons with their influence peddling:
Many of the emails involve Abedin, who joined the State Department as deputy chief of staff in 2009. From June 2012-February 2013, she was granted status as a “special government employee,” allowing her to work as a consultant to clients like Teneo and served as a paid consultant to the Clinton Foundation.
Several of the emails demonstrate the commingling of Clinton State Department and Clinton family foundation business:
- In a November 2010 email with subject line, “How do I get through to Bill Clinton,” Rafael Anchia, a lawyer with Haynes Boone, asks Clinton campaign official Ed Meier if he could get to the “gatekeepers” to get Bill Clinton to give a speech in Spain, noting that “a large bank is willing to pay for it.”
Bill Clinton was also caught conducting State Department and Clinton Foundation work simultaneously:
The Clinton Foundation work in Malawi involved a Clinton Foundation owned “for-profit agribusinesses including Tukula Farming Company which operates 7200 acres of commercial farms” in the impoverished country.
Other emails show that Bill Clinton appears to conduct State Department and Clinton Foundation business simultaneously:
- In a September 2012 email with subject line “Burma,” Desai briefs Jake Sullivan on Bill Clinton’s discussions in Burma. Desai reports, in part: “WJC mentioned work of CF [Clinton Foundation] and offered to help in any way. TS [Than Shwe, president of Burma] said he already had asked HRC about WJC foundation and wanted to invite WJC foundation to work in myanmar in collaboration with gov agencies and other ngos … TS invited WJC to open offices in Rangoon and Mandelay.” That same day, Abedin writes Desai (cc’s Mills, Sullivan, Fuchs and three other persons whose email address are redacted) with subject line “Re: He had v good meeting with Libya and Burma:” “hrc looking forward to hearing about Burma. We meet at 545. I believe you have downloaded to jake?”
- In a September 2012 email with subject line “Columbia / President Santos,” Desai and Toiv discuss a request by Colombian president, Manuel Santos, that Bill Clinton say some positive words about Santos’ initiative reaching out to the FARC terrorist group. Santos provided the Clinton Foundation with suggested language. Toiv said that she would “check” and also mentioned that she was working on a “visa issue.”
President of Judicial Watch Tom Fitton had this to say about the new Hillary emails showing once again the Clintons are above the law:
“It is shameful that Hillary Clinton attempted to delete or hide classified information and that Obama appointees James Comey and Loretta Lynch refused to prosecute her. It is clear that the Clintons were using the State Department to run an extensive influence peddling scheme. Americans should be concerned that while untold resources are devoted to the abusive Mueller special counsel investigation of President Trump, this Justice Department seems uninterested in prosecuting the Clintons.”
“FOR THOSE WHO DIE MAY THEY SEE THE FACE OF GOD”……Papa Mike
Via Daily Wire:
The horror out of the U.K. concerning sick 23-month-old baby Alfie Evans continues. Earlier on Tuesday, Alfie was effectively sentenced to death yet again by the U.K. court system after a judge denied the parents’ request to travel to Italy to seek further treatment.
Now, with the child off of life-support since Monday evening and battling for his life, the baby’s parents have been forced to give Alfie mouth-to-mouth while sitting in a hospital.
“Evans’ parents are giving him mouth-to-mouth resuscitation in a desperate bid to keep him alive after a court ruled he cannot be flown to Italy for treatment,” reported The Sun on Tuesday evening. “Tom Evans tonight said he and Alfie’s mum Kate are trying to help Alfie’s breathing after ‘his lips turned blue.’”
WHAT DO YOU EXPECT TRUMP’S A POLITICAL “IDIOT”……..Papa Mike
Despite the fact that it’s unconstitutional.
Via Daily Wire:
On Tuesday evening, US District Judge John Bates ruled that President Trump could not legally end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, arguing that Trump would have to begin reissuing temporary visas again. He called the decision to end DACA “arbitrary and capricious because the Department failed adequately to explain its conclusion that the program was unlawful.”
So, in other words, if a president takes an executive action, then the subsequent president cannot undo that executive action – even if that original executive action has been declared unconstitutional, at least in part.
A photo of Barack and Michelle Obama consoling George W. Bush at a memorial service in 2016 is being hailed as the picture of compassion and empathy as former President Bush now copes with his mother’s recent death and his father’s hospitalization.
On Tuesday morning, hours after news broke that former President George H.W. Bush had been hospitalized in intensive care following his wife Barbara’s funeral, Twitter user @stringbeans15 shared the poignant 2016 photo, which shows former President Obama grasping George W. Bush’s hand at a memorial service for five police officers killed by a sniper during a protest march in Dallas on July 7, 2016. Bush lives in Dallas and gave a heartfelt speech at the service honoring the officers who he said were “among the best of us.”
The photo post has since racked up hundreds of likes and retweets, with former George W. Bush campaign staffer Steve Schmidt commenting: “What a beautiful picture. Two men. One woman. One is a grieving son. The other a friend. Magnanimous, gracious, classy and comforting. The woman is decent and filled with empathy. Two imperfect men who were fidelitous to their oaths. American Presidents and a great 1st lady.”
The Obamas were also by George W. Bush’s side on Saturday during his mother Barbara Bush’s funeral. A photo from the service of current First Lady Melania Trump with former presidents Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and George H.W. Bush, as well as former first ladies Michelle Obama, Mrs. Clinton, and Laura Bush, quickly went viral and was embraced as a symbol of the enduring strength of American democracy.
The Obama and Bush families have remained friends through the years since Barack Obama took office in 2009. In September 2016, as the political climate grew more and more tense in the final days of the presidential election, a photo of Michelle Obama hugging George W. Bush took social media by storm and was praised as a symbol of bipartisanship.
Thanks, David Hogg!
The National Rifle Association (NRA) broke a 15-year fundraising record in March with a total of $2.4 million being donated to the organization.
According to the Miami Herald, the donations to the National Rifle Association’s Political Victory Fund were made from Mar. 1 to Mar. 31, the first full month after the tragic Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting.
The majority of donations, $1.9 million, were raised by people who gave less than $200 each and are considered to be “small donors.”
March’s fundraising amount is $1.5 million more than what was raised in March 2017 and $1.6 million more than it raised in February 2018.
NOW I CAN SEE WHY THEY WANT TO COME OVER HERE, BUT THATS MORE PROOF THEY NEED TO COME IN THE “FRONT” DOOR AND NOT COME IN ILLEGALLY!! IF WE DONT CHECK IMMIGRANTS COMING ACROSS OUR BORDERS IT WOULD NOT TAKE LONG FOR THE BLOODSHED TO START HERE, INCREASE OF GANGS, DRUG TRAFFICKING, KIDNAPPINGS, RAPES, ASSULTS, EXTORSION, AND OTHER CRIMINAL OPERATIONS .” THIS ASSULT ON OUR BORDERS IS NOT JUST LIMITED TO THE MEXICAN PEOPLE IT INCLUDES ANY COUNTRY IN THE WORLD WANTING TO LIVE THE “AMERICAN DREAM”.………..Papa Mike
How’s that strict gun control working for you?
Via The Daily Wire:
The violence of Mexico’s drug war has claimed the lives of nearly 8,000 people in just three months, further substantiating the U.S. State Department’s “Do Not Travel” recommendation.
According to Yahoo News, approximately “7,667 people were killed in Mexico in the first quarter of 2018, up 20 percent on the same period last year, making it the most violent year in two decades, government figures showed Sunday.”
The horrifying numbers increased from last year by over 1,000 violent deaths. At this time in 2017, the figure stood at 6,406.
“The worst month was March, when 2,729 people were killed, most of them shot dead. January’s figure stood at 2,549 murders, with another 2,389 in February,” reports Yahoo News. “The bloodshed follows a proliferation of gangs involved in drug trafficking, as well as stealing fuel, kidnappings, extortion and other criminal activities.”
Should the bloodbath continue, the entirety of 2018 could very well top Mexico’s 2017’s death toll of 25,339 — the highest number since Mexico began gathering statistics 10 years ago.
Born in the 1930s and early 40s, we exist as a very special age. We
are the Silent Generation. We are the smallest number of children born
since the early 1900s. We are the “last ones.”
We are the last generation, climbing out of the depression, who can
remember the winds of war and the impact of a world at war which rattled
the structure of our daily lives for years. We are the last to remember
ration books for everything from gas to sugar to shoes to stoves. We saved
tin foil and poured fat into tin cans. We hand mixed the white stuff
with the yellow stuff to make fake butter. We saw cars up on blocks
because tires weren’t available. We can remember milk being delivered to
our house early in the morning and placed in the milk box on the
porch. (A friend’s mother delivered milk in a horse drawn cart.)
We are the last to hear Roosevelt’s radio assurances and to see gold stars
in the front windows of our grieving neighbors. We can also remember the
parades on August 15, 1945; VJ Day. We saw the ‘boys’ home from the war
build their Cape Cod style houses, pouring the cellar, tar papering it
over and living there until they could afford the time and money to build
We are the last generation who spent childhood without television; instead
we imagined what we heard on the radio. As we all like to brag, with no
TV, we spent our childhood “playing outside until the street lights came
on.” We did play outside and we did play on our own. There was no little
league. There was no city playground for kids.
The lack of television in our early years meant, for most of us, that we
had little real understanding of what the world was like, but stamp
collecting helped us know more about the World. Our Saturday afternoons,
if at the movies, gave us newsreels of the war and the holocaust
sandwiched in between westerns and cartoons.
Telephones were one to a house, often a shared “party line” with our
neighbors and hung on the wall. Computers were called calculators and were
hand cranked; typewriters were driven by pounding fingers, throwing the
carriage, and changing the ink. Internet and GOOGLE were words
that didn’t exist. Newspapers and magazines were written for adults. We
are the last group who had to find things out for ourselves.
As we grew up, the country was exploding with growth. The G.I. Bill gave
returning veterans from World War II the means to get an education, and
spurred colleges to grow. VA loans to veterans fanned a housing boom. Pent
up demand from the war, coupled with new installment payment plans, put
factories to work. New highways would bring jobs and mobility. The
veterans joined civic clubs and became active in politics.
CONTINUE READING THIS GREAT STORY!
The entire video is great, but the ending is really worth seeing!
It’s the operator, not the gun.
Nikki Goeser, whose husband was murdered, rebuked former President Barack Obama’s op-ed to Parkland, Florida, students that lauded them for their commitment to increasing gun control laws.
Obama wrote in an article for Time that the Parkland students bore “witness to carnage” and are now affecting change by “shaking us out of our complacency.” He wrote:
They see the NRA and its allies — whether mealymouthed politicians or mendacious commentators peddling conspiracy theories — as mere shills for those who make money selling weapons of war to whoever can pay.
In response, Goeser, who is a concealed carry permit holder herself, explained that she, too, has “witnessed carnage” but in the aftermath of murder placed blame differently than the Florida students.
“I didn’t blame guns. I blame the murderer and those lawmakers who thought a ‘gun-free zone’ would keep us safe,” she tweeted. “All it did was prevent me from defending us.”
She added, “I am no shill,” as a rebuke of Obama’s claim the NRA and its allies are simply accomplices to the profiting of selling weapons of war.
In 2009, Goeser’s stalker, Hank Wise, shot and killed her husband, Ben. Despite being a concealed carry holder, because of the designated “gun-free zone” they were in, her firearm was locked inside her vehicle.
Via Fox News:
A deaf and partially blind dog has a new title: hero.
Max, a 17-year-old Blue Heeler from Queensland, Australia, is being praised after spending more than 15 hours in rugged bushland in the rain with a lost three-year-old girl.
Aurora was reported missing around 3 pm on Friday after she wandered off on her own, ABC.net.au reported. Her family searched the rural property, but could not find her.
By Saturday morning, more than 100 State Emergency Service volunteers, police and members of the public took up the search.
Leisa Bennett, Aurora’s grandmother, said she heard the little girl’s voice from the top of the mountain on Saturday and headed toward it, where she found Max.
“I shot up the mountain … and when I got to the top, the dog came to me and led me straight to her,” Bennett said to ABC.net.au.
Aurora was found at around 8 am Saturday morning about 1.2 miles away from her house. She suffered minor cuts and abrasions.
“The area around the house is quite mountainous and is very inhospitable terrain to go walking in, so she’d traveled quite a distance with her dog that was quite loyal to her,” SES area controller Ian Phipps told ABC.net.au.