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Let’s Have The Facts About Barak Obama
I’m impressed with a non-partisan organization called Judicial Watch, led by Thomas Fitton. It’s more conservative than it is liberal, but it attacks corruption wherever it’s found, and the White House has been a favorite target in both the Clinton and Bush administrations.
This article is not going to rehash that. It will, however, bring you up to speed about Obama’s ties to corrupt people.
“Where there’s smoke there’s fire.” Is it any wonder Obama doesn’t like to visit the troops, put his hand on his heart during playing of the National Anthem, or praise our troops at the Brandenberg Gate as he failed to do recently? Is he even member of a church these days?
Reverend Wright has ground into Obama’s heart a dislike for America. So have his other “friends” whom we will discuss shortly. He has been systematically programed to dislike–no he actually hates– America and most of what it stands for. But even that is not the main subject of this article because that’s old news to you.
Judicial Watch earns its reputation for exposing corruption and filing worthy lawsuits to right matters in America. Well, you might say, so does the NAACP, doesn’t it?
No, the NAACP has a strictly left-wing agenda. It files lawsuits to degrade and knock down things we cherish in this country, like religion, and put American citizens second to foreigners. NAACP tactics and results are highly Obama-ish.
Judicial Watch has been been exposing, investigating, and prosecuting public corruption and corrupt politicians since 1994. They don’t endorse or oppose candidates for public office. Though proudly conservative, they are not partisan.
The influential independent newspaper, The Hill, named Judicial Watch one of Washington’s “Top Ten Watchdog” groups. They recently made headlines across the nation when a lawsuit they filed against the National Archives forced the release of 11,000 pages of Hillary Clinton’s White House schedules.
Their efforts to get these records were stonewalled by both the Clintons and the Bush administration. If Obama is elected he will carry into his administration a lot of political corruption baggage. Worst of all, the liberal left media has given him a free ride. They aren’t critical of him because Obama is “their man.”
FACTS ABOUT OBAMA’S ILLINOIS HISTORY
Judicial Watch has filed a Freedom of Information Act request with the Illinois State Archives (ISA) to produce ‘any and all public documents…resulting from Illinois State Senator Barack Obama’s years in office (1997-2004) that the ISA have in their possession.
Last year when he was questioned on “Meet The Press”, Senator Obama stated:
“Well, let’s be clear. In the state Senate, every single piece of information, every document related to state government was kept by the State of Illinois and has been disclosed and is available and has been gone through with a fine-toothed comb by news outlets in Illinois…every document related to my interactions with government is available right now.”
Yet the State Archives responded to Judicial Watch’s request by telling them that they don’t maintain those records, nor have they received any requests from Senator Obama to archive any of his records.
“Clearly, Barack Obama, just like Hillary Clinton, has a records problem,” said Thomas Fitton. Obama could have his records archived, but has chosen not to so that they aren’t available to the public. What he doesn’t want is a paper trail of his time in the Illinois State Senate.
“So much for transparency from the candidate who has made honesty and integrity his calling card,” said Fitton. He promised that Judicial Watch would be just as persistent digging into his public records as they were with Hillary’s.
But in other areas of Obama’s life there are paper trails, and some of them are very troubling. For example, his relations with Tony Rezko, the naturalized American citizen who immigrated to the U.S. from Syria, settled in Chicago and long has served as a political godfather to Obama. The last “godfather” he got rid of was Jeramiah Wright, but he is finding it is easier to quit a church than to stiff a convicted felon like Tony Rezko.
We know Rezko basically bankrolled Obama’s political career
–beginning with Obama’s first campaign for public office in 1966. Rezko and members of his large family have contributed more than $200,000 to Obama campaigns since then. The highly respected London Times referred to Rezko as “Mr. Obama’s long-serving bagman.” These guys are so close that Rezko and Obama went in on a real estate deal together. In fact, Judicial Watch believes Obama’s dealing with Rezko may have allowed Obama to pay $300,000 below the asking price for his $1.65 million Chicago mansion.
Obama and Rezko walked through the mansion together, they bought adjoining properties on the same day, and Rezko paid “full freight” on his deal (to the same owner Obama bought his house from).
This story gets more interesting when you consider that on June 4th in Chicago Tony Rezko was convicted in court for fraud and for a kickback scheme designed to shake down investment firms seeking illinois state government business (a scandal directly involving Governor Rod Blagojevich). Papers filed in this case show that about a month before Obama’s suspicious land deal, Rezko received a wire transfer of $3.5 million from Nadhim Auchi, an Iraqi billionaire now living in Britain who made his fortune through “business dealings” with the corrupt Saddam Hussein regime. This transfer raises the question posed by the London Times–whether or not “funds from Nadhmi Auchi…helped Mr. Obama buy his mock Georgian mansion in Chicago.”
Now with Rezko convicted for alleged corrupt dealings with the administration of a prominent Illinois Democrat Governor, Rod Blagojevich, we see other connections. Rezko had contributed generously over the years to the Governor’s campaigns and was rewarded with appointments to state boards nd commissions.
Do you see the pattern of deception? Of investing in politicians for personal gain by Tony Rezko?
Senator Obama has been scrambling to disassociate himself from Rezko. Obama has already removed $160,000 in Rezko-tainted campaign contributions from his ample campaign treasury and contributed them to charity. (Whose charity?)
“Corrupting the state government of Illinois is bad enough, but now the question is whether Tony Rezko has corrupted Barack Obama, the man who may be our next president,” said Fitton.
The American people have a right to an answer, and Judicial Watch is digging into it.