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WHO HIRED THIS IDIOT -John Kerry: The Bible Commands America To Protect Muslims From Global Warming

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Kerry begins this speech by stating that someone named ‘Shriek’ had drafted a strategy for American and Muslim relations. Who this Shriek is exactly is unknown, but apparently his words ‘religion matters’ is ‘a mantra in the State Dept’.

Kerry continues stating that ‘our faiths’ referring to Christianity and Islam are ‘inextricably linked’.

Kerry’s words are bizarre, to say the least. It’s basically a half-baked attempt to forge an affinity for Islam, and is a statement that the U.S. is now acquiescing to the Muslim Brotherhood, who has successfully infiltrated the United States to a great degree.
Stating that we have an obligation to protect Muslims from global warming seems like something out of the Twilight Zone series, only he’s not writing for T.V.

DIRTY, DIRTY, SLIMLY DEMOCRATS -Look Who’s Getting That Bank Settlement Cash

Tens of millions of dollars disguised as ‘consumer relief’ are going to liberal political groups

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By ANDY KOENIG

Imagine if the president of the United States forced America’s biggest banks to funnel hundreds of millions—and potentially billions—of dollars to the corporations and lobbyists who supported his agenda, all while calling it “Main Street Relief.” The public outcry would rightly be deafening. Yet the Obama administration has used a similar strategy to enrich its political allies, advance leftist pet projects, and protect its legacy—and hardly anyone has noticed.

The administration’s multiyear campaign against the banking industry has quietly steered money to organizations and politicians who are working to ensure liberal policy and political victories at every level of government. The conduit for this funding is the Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities Working Group, a coalition of federal and state regulators and prosecutors created in 2012 to “identify, investigate, and prosecute instances of wrongdoing” in the residential mortgage-backed securities market. In conjunction with the Justice Department, the RMBS Working Group has reached multibillion-dollar settlements with essentially every major bank in America.

The most recent came in April when the Justice Department announced a $5.1 billion settlement with Goldman Sachs. In February Morgan Stanley agreed to a $3.2 billion settlement. Previous targets were Citigroup ($7 billion), J.P. Morgan Chase ($13 billion), and Bank of America, which in 2014 reached the largest civil settlement in American history at $16.65 billion. Smaller deals with other banks have also been announced.

Combined, the banks must divert well over $11 billion into “consumer relief,” which is supposed to benefit homeowners harmed during the Great Recession. Yet it is unknown how much, if any, of the banks’ settlement money will find its way to individual homeowners. Instead, a substantial portion is allocated to private, nonprofit organizations drawn from a federally approved list. Some groups on the list—Catholic Charities, for instance—are relatively nonpolitical. Others—La Raza, the National Urban League, the National Community Reinvestment Coalition and more—are anything but.

This is a handout to the administration’s allies. Many of these groups engage in voter registration, community organizing and lobbying on liberal policy priorities at every level of government. They also provide grants to other liberal groups not eligible for payouts under the settlements. Thanks to the Obama administration, and the fungibility of money, the settlements’ beneficiaries can now devote hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars to these activities.

The settlements also give banks a financial incentive to fund these groups. Most of the deals give double credit or more against the settlement amount for every dollar in “donations.” Bank of America’s donation list—the only bank to disclose exactly where it sends its money—shows how this benefits liberal groups. The bank has so far given at least $1.15 million to the National Urban League, which counts as if it were $2.6 million against the bank’s settlement. Similarly, $1.5 million to La Raza takes $3.5 million off the total amount of “consumer relief” owed by the bank. There are scores of other examples.

Our analysis of over 80 beneficiaries from Bank of America’s settlement shows that they received, on average, more than 10% of their 2015 budgets from the bank. When other bank checks are added, the amount funneled to these organizations is guaranteed to rise. And the banks have multiple years to pay their total penalties, meaning some liberal interest groups can count on additional funding for years—and election cycles—to come.

As part of their “consumer relief” penalties, Bank of America and J.P. Morgan Chase must also pay a minimum $75 million to Community Development Financial Institutions—taxpayer-funded groups propped up by the Obama administration as an alternative to payday lenders. “Housing Counseling Agencies” also get at least $30 million. This essentially circumvents Congress’s recent decision to cut $43 million in federal funds routed to these groups through the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

The politicians who negotiate the settlements as part of the RMBS Working Group have also directed money to their supporters and states. Illinois’s Democratic attorney general Lisa Madigan announced she had secured $22.5 million from February’s Morgan Stanley deal for her state’s debt-ridden pension funds—a blatant payout to public unions. The deals with J.P. Morgan Chase, Bank of America and Citigroup yielded a further $344 million for both “consumer relief” and direct payments to pension funds.

New York hit the jackpot too. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, also a Democrat and chairman of the RMBS Working Group, arranged for Morgan Stanley to fork over $400 million to New York nonprofits and $150 million to the state.

Despite the best efforts of a few principled legislators late last year, Congress missed an opportunity to amend the Justice Department’s funding bill to stop further handouts. Lawmakers now have another opportunity as Congress enters budget negotiation for fiscal year 2017. Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R., Va.) introduced a bill in April that would prevent government officials from enforcing settlements that funnel money to third parties, and it needs to gain wider traction with his colleagues. The political shakedowns disguised as public service must end.

Mr. Koenig is senior policy adviser at Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce.

Capitalism is not to blame for exorbitant rise in price of EpiPen

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Capitalism is not to blame for exorbitant rise in price of EpiPen
Or the price of much of anything else, for that matter

The outrage of the week is the exorbitant rise in the cost of the EpiPen Auto-Injector. Predictably, the progressive left immediately jumped into full battle mode and trotted out its favorite boogie – capitalism. And just as predictably, they are looking to government to fix it.

The price to cash-paying customers for EpiPens is up some 600 percent to 700 percent over the past decade, with cash customers paying as much as $840 for a two-pack – though coupons are available that would bring the price down to around $650. (Hoping to dampen criticism and head off congressional hearings, Mylan announced yesterday it would begin offering a savings card to reduce the cost by as much as $300.) This is for a $2 ($4 for a two-pack) dose of medicine – a medicine available in Canada for about $100 without a prescription.

So EpiPen maker Mylan is coming under the scrutiny of the congressweasels – although that scrutiny has been tempered by the revelation that Mylan’s CEO Heather Bresch is the daughter of Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.). Over the last several days, Senators Chuck Grassley, Amy Klobuchar and Richard Blumenthal and Representative Elijah Cummings and others have called for information, investigations and explanations from and of Mylan. Klobuchar and Blumenthal are calling for price fixing – a form of collectivism that always fails and leads to shortages and more corruption.

If that’s where they’re looking, they’re looking in the wrong place.

In the years 2012 and 2013, Mylan spent about $4 million lobbying Congress and the Food and Drug Administration. The result is a defacto monopoly on epinephrine injectors. The FDA’s rules require companies with competing injectors to exceed the specifications required by Mylan, and so far the FDA has killed or stymied almost every potential competitor that’s come along. One epinephrine injector allowed into the market is dubbed “inferior” and rarely prescribed.

In 2013 Congress passed the School Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act that provides schools with financial incentives (read money from the federal treasury) to stock epinephrine injectors in case of emergency. The approved injectors are EpiPens, of course. The primary lobbying group pushing the bill was the group Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE). The primary corporate sponsor of FARE is Mylan.

EpiPens have an FDA-mandated one-year expiration meaning, whether used or not, patients are cowed into tossing their old ones in the trash and replacing them and the doctors write new prescriptions each year. The government, through Medicare and Medicaid, pay whatever Mylan decrees the price to be, sans applicable deductibles.

Government meddling in the insurance market – first simply through the regulatory process and via Medicaid and Medicare and now through Obamacare – has completely distorted the pricing structure of health procedures, physician charges and pharmaceutical prices.

In fact, government meddles in the price of everything through the obscene regulatory structure, the tax structure, via subsidies and price supports and corporate welfare, all of which drive up the prices of products and services. This is especially true of most of the foods you buy: from sugar to rice to chicken to raisins.

America is not a capitalist system and has not been for more than 100 years… nor is there one in existence much of anywhere. What there is is a marriage between big government and big business. It’s called fascism – or it was in Italy. And now we have the same thing.

It is state capitalism or monopoly capitalism and, with only very small variations, the whole world is on this system.

Bureaucratic tyranny is as bad in the U.S. as it was in fascist Italy, national socialist Germany or communist Russia. It’s just more sophisticated and the media and the public (non)education system has sold it as democracy and capitalism.

DIRTY HILLARY CNN’s – HLN Cancels ‘Dr. Drew’ Days After He Expressed Concerns Over Hillary’s Health

CNN canceled Dr. Drew Pinsky’s long-running primetime program on HLN Thursday, just a week after the board certified physician and media personality expressed he was “gravely concerned” about Hillary Clinton’s health.

CNN executive vice president Ken Jautz broke the news Thursday afternoon, abruptly announcing that Dr. Drew On Call would end its five-year run next month.

“Dr. Drew and I have mutually agreed to air the final episode of his show on September 22,” Jautz said in a statement. “Dr. Drew and his team have delivered more than five years of creative shows and I want to thank them for their hard work and distinctive programming.”
Jautz continued: “Their audience-driven shows, in particular, were innovative and memorable TV. And Dr. Drew has been an authoritative voice on addiction and on many other topical issues facing America today.”

“It has been a privilege working at HLN,” Pinsky said in a separate statement Thursday. “My executive producer Burt Dubrow and our outstanding staff and contributors were consistently exceptional. I am very excited to stay within the CNN Worldwide family as a contributor.”

HLN, which is operated by CNN, is reportedly rebooting its entire primetime lineup. However, the sudden announcement is conspicuous for some, considering Pinsky grabbed headlines a week ago for expressing concerns over Clinton’s ability to serve as president.
Pinsky appeared on KABC’s McIntyre in the Morning show on Tuesday Aug. 16, where he was asked to debunk theories about Clinton’s health.

Instead, Dr. Drew broke rank with his mainstream media colleagues — who have been anxiously attempting to sweep such questions under the rug — when he gave an assessment of the presidential nominee that seemed to validate concerns raised by GOP nominee Donald Trump and others.

Pinsky explained that he and his colleague, Dr. Robert Huizenga, also shared concerns about Clinton’s overall health, but also shared opinions about the quality medical care she has been receiving.

“Both of us concluded that if we were providing the care she was receiving, we would be ashamed to show up in a doctors’ lounge,” Pinsky said. “We would be laughed out. She’s receiving sort of 1950s-level care by our evaluation.”
After reviewing the few Clinton medical records that have been made public, Pinsky added he feels Clinton suffers from hypothyroidism, and that she is receiving “bizarre” and outdated treatments.

The original KABC broadcast of the segment is now unavailable, however Pinsky’s comments can be heard on the video below.

CNN, which had been largely ignoring questions about Clinton’s health before Dr. Drew’s comments, spent Thursday morning instead discussing Trump’s health.

The company also ran a story on its website Thursday headlined: “Clinton’s health is fine, but what about Trump?”

Dr. Drew Pinsky will air his final HLN show on Sep. 22, at which point the network will seek to find a permanent replacement. In the interim, Dr. Drew On Call will be replaced by reruns of the popular crime documentary series Forensic Files, and reruns of CNN original programming.

HOW THE DEMOCRATS TURNED MILWAUKEE INTO A CESSPOOL

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Tuesday in riot-torn Milwaukee, Donald Trump pointed out a very blunt and irrefutable truth: “The Democratic Party has run nearly every inner city in this country for 50 years, and run them into … ruin,” with “crime policies, education policies, and economic policies [that] have produced only more crime, more broken homes, and more poverty.” And indeed, wherever we look—Atlanta, Camden, Newark, St. Louis, Chicago, Flint, Detroit, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington—we see one-party cities that are crumbling testaments to the awesome power of bad ideas. Specifically, Trump referenced “the situation right here in Milwaukee, a city run by Democrats for decade after decade,” citing its high rates of homicide, joblessness, poverty, and educational failure.

But Milwaukee wasn’t always like this. It was once a prosperous metropolis with a host of thriving industries, particularly renowned for its breweries and manufacturing. Modern-day Democrats and their leftist allies, however, snuffed out those good-ol’-days like a jackboot on a cigarette butt. Every mayor of Milwaukee since 1960 has been a Democrat, and the one who served just prior to 1960 was Frank Paul Zeidler, an open Socialist. Overseeing the large-scale construction of public housing as a means of promoting racial and economic justice, Zeidler spoke out forcefully in favor of what he termed “public enterprise,” the notion that government could uplift the condition of the poor via the efficient dispensation of taxpayer-funded public services—a theory that quickly became an article of faith among Democrats.

Milwaukee’s black population nearly quintupled during the course of Zeidler’s twelve-year mayoralty, and the burgeoning civil-rights movement began to make its presence felt in the city. But local black radicals, allied ideologically with the black militancy that was sweeping many American cities in the Sixties, became wholly dissatisfied with what they viewed as the inadequate pace of racial reforms. And in the summer of 1967 the race riots that rocked Detroit and Newark sparked a similar outburst in Milwaukee.

In response to the rioting, Democrat Henry Maier, who served as mayor of Milwaukee from 1960-88, swiftly unveiled a “39-Point Program” designed to address the inner-city problems of poverty and racism that liberal Democrats widely cited as the causes of the riots. Alternatively dubbed the “Little Marshall Plan,” this program sought to enlist government at all levels—local, state, and federal—to pour rivers of cash into initiatives like housing construction, youth programs, and “community renewal,” as a means of pacifying an angry populace. But in the eyes of local black leftists, it was too little, too late. As Vel Phillips, a black member of Milwaukee’s Common Council, said in April 1968, the mayor’s 39-point program had failed to demonstrate any “visible effect on the root causes” of ghetto unrest. “I don’t believe in violence,” added Phillips, “… but we’d all better realize that many young Negroes have reached the point where they’re ready and willing to die because they figure they have nothing to lose.”

When the Sixties ended, Milwaukee was still known chiefly for its manufacturing industry. But as the cost of manufacturing in the U.S. skyrocketed in subsequent decades—in large measure because of the unsustainably lavish deals that pro-Democrat unions repeatedly negotiated on behalf of their dues-paying members—many of these businesses elected to move their operations abroad. Between 1970 and 2011, Milwaukee lost no fewer than 40% of its manufacturing jobs—a trend that dealt a severe economic blow to the entire city. Today, per capita income in Milwaukee is $19,636 (32% below the national average); median household income is $35,489 (33% below the national average); and the poverty rate is 29.4% (nearly double the national average).

While joblessness and poverty plague the lives of so many Milwaukeeans, the ever-present threat of crime may be an even larger affliction for them. Milwaukee today has a violent crime rate that is 4 times higher than the national average.

The children of Milwaukee, meanwhile, have their own heavy cross to bear. Though the city’s public school system annually spends some $14,599 (about one-third more than the national average) in taxpayer funds on the education of each K-12 student in its jurisdiction, the overall high-school graduation rate in the Milwaukee Public Schools is a paltry 60.6%—far below Wisconsin’s 88% statewide average. On standardized National Assessment Of Educational Progress tests administered to measure students’ academic abilities in math and reading, Milwaukee students perform abysmally.

In 1990 the Wisconsin State Legislature passed a bill creating the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program (MPCP), a voucher initiative that has proven to be highly successful and cost-effective. But the Democrat-aligned teachers unions have fought tooth-and-nail against the MPCP, smearing voucher programs as “slash and burn” measures designed to “destroy public schools.”

In short, Milwaukee is a city that has been mismanaged into the ground by leftist Democrats and their uncompromising belief in high taxes, massive public spending, and soft-on-crime policies founded upon the twin pedestals of white guilt and black infantilization.

If a cesspool of poverty, crime, and ignorance, like Milwaukee, has been a one-party city for decade upon decade, isn’t the cause of its plight rather obvious?

CLINTON CASH

HILLARY MUST COME CLEAN ABOUT HUMA ABEDIN

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Saudi Arabia’s Islamic Affairs Department website contained a passage extolling jihad: “The Muslims are required to raise the banner of Jihad in order to make the Word of Allah supreme in this world…” (As published by The Middle East Media Research Institute) The Saudi government and some of its influential radical Islamic citizens and groups are pursuing the export of jihad in two ways. The first is through what has been referred to as “civilization jihad.” Saudi Arabia has spent billions of dollars in funding Sunni mosques, madrasas, and Sunni cultural centers all over the world, which spread the Saudis’ radical Islamic Wahhabi ideology. However, Saudi Arabia’s jihad also includes the support of terrorism. A cable released by WikiLeaks under then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s name stated: “Donors in Saudi Arabia constitute the most significant source of funding to Sunni terrorist groups worldwide.”

The Muslim World League is an organization with ties to jihadist terrorist groups, including Hamas and al Qaeda. The Muslim World League was founded by members of the Saudi government. Abdullah Omar Naseef exemplifies the connection between the Saudi government and this terrorist-supporting organization. He served as Secretary-General of the Muslim World League from 1983 to 1993. He also served as Vice-President of the Kingdom’s Shura Council. In addition, he founded the Institute of Muslim Minority Affairs, which, according to former Assistant United States Attorney Andrew McCarthy, seeks to “grow an unassimilated, aggressive population of Islamic supremacists who will gradually but dramatically alter the character of the West,” and to “infiltrate Sharia principles in our law, our institutions, and our public policy.”

The Muslim World League escaped being placed on the list of terror groups sanctioned by the United States shortly after the 9/11 attack, reportedly due to concern by President George W. Bush’s administration about embarrassing the Saudi government. Nearly thirteen years later, the Saudi government is still getting a free pass. The American people have still been denied access to the portion of the 9/11 Commission report relating to any Saudi Arabian government ties to the 9/11 hijackers.

Into this morass steps Huma Abedin, the co-chair of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign and a person likely to have significant influence in a Hillary Clinton White House. Huma Abedin has had murky associations in the past with the Institute of Muslim Minority Affairs, which not only is a radical Islamist group in its own right but, as Breitbart has reported, was “located in the offices of Saudi Arabia’s Muslim World League.”

Huma grew up in Saudi Arabia, where she was exposed to the Wahhabi ideology during her formative years. The Institute of Muslim Minority Affairs, founded by Abdullah Omar Naseef, has been an Abedin family affair. Huma herself served as the assistant editor of the institute’s journal for a dozen years until she joined Hillary’s State Department. Abdul lah Omar Naseef was on the board of advisers of the journal while Huma was its assistant editor.

Hillary Clinton owes the American people an explanation of the role that she would foresee for her close confidante, Huma Abedin, in a Hillary Clinton administration. And Huma Abedin owes the American people a full accounting of the associations which she and her family have had with any radical Saudi-backed Islamic groups, such as the Institute of Muslim Minority Affairs and its co-located Muslim World League, or radical Islamic Saudi individuals such as Abdullah Omar Naseef.

It’s not as if Hillary is unaware of Saudi Arabia’s connection to terrorism. As mentioned earlier, a cable sent under Hillary’s name while she was Secretary of State warned that Saudi Arabian donors “constitute the most significant source of funding to Sunni terrorist groups worldwide.” Following the Orlando shooting, the presumptive Democratic nominee for president said: “It is long past time for the Saudis, Qataris and Kuwaitis and others to stop their citizens from funding extremist organizations. And they should stop supporting radical schools and mosques around the world that have set too many young people on a path towards extremism.”

It’s also obvious that Saudi Arabia and ISIS share the same basic underlying Islamic supremacist and jihadist ideologies, despite the Saudi government’s protestations that it is committed to fight terrorism.

For example, ISIS beheads apostates. Saudi Arabia treats apostasy as a capital offense. They are both following literally the path of Prophet Muhammad’s sayings, collected in what is known as the Hadith: “Whoever changed his Islamic religion, then kill him.” (Bukhari 9.84.57)

ISIS kills and persecutes Christians. It destroys Christian holy sites. Saudi Arabia does not allow public worship of any religion other than Islam. It has even arrested Christians praying in a private home. Its religious leader, the Grand Mufti, has called for destruction of all Christian religious sites in the Arabian Peninsula. Smuggling Bibles into the country is a capital offense. Persecution of Christians, Jews and other “non-believers” by ISIS and Saudi Arabia is also based on core Islamic teaching, rooted in the Koran itself. Infidels are regarded as Muslims’ “inveterate enemies.” (Sura 4:101) Muslims are directed to “seize them and put them to death wherever you find them, kill them wherever you find them, seek out the enemies of Islam relentlessly.” (Sura 4:90)

ISIS beheads suspected homosexuals or throws them off rooftops to die. The Saudi judiciary is calling for capital punishment against homosexuals who display their sexuality in public or on social media. Again, ISIS and Saudi Arabia are both following traditional Islamic teachings. Prophet Muhammad is quoted as saying, “Whoever is found conducting himself in the manner of the people of Lot, kill the doer and the receiver.” (Hadith: al-Tirmidhi, Sunan 1:152)

Finally, Saudi Arabia, like ISIS, believes in exporting its Islamic ideology as widely as possible. ISIS has declared its goal to expand until its flag “covers all eastern and western extents of the Earth, filling the world with the truth and justice of Islam.” Saudi Arabia’s Islamic Affairs Department website contained a passage, quoted at the beginning of this article, which talks about raising “the banner of Jihad in order to make the Word of Allah supreme in this world…”

Huma Abedin was brought up in Saudi Arabia and was subject to the influence of the very kind of Saudi individuals and groups supporting terrorism that Hillary Clinton has warned about. If Hillary is as concerned as she says about Saudi-funded terrorism and its export of radical Islamist ideology, she must fully address the real concern of many Americans that she may bring an individual susceptible to such ideology into the inner circle of the White House.

Tucker Carlson Exposes BOMBSHELL About Paul Ryan

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House Speaker Paul Ryan and presumed Republican nominee Donald Trump haven’t exactly seen eye-to-eye on several issues, which has caused tension in the GOP.

Many Republicans have criticized Ryan for not wholeheartedly supporting the party’s nominee, but the conservative speaker has continued to voice his concerns about Trump.

Fox News host Tucker Carlson alleged on Sunday’s “Fox & Friends” that Ryan’s vocal disapproval of the GOP candidate essentially means that the speaker has been “working” for the Hillary Clinton campaign.For a moment, it appeared that Ryan and Trump had put their differences aside. However, recent developments show that the two leaders are far from an alliance, despite Ryan’s endorsement of the candidate.

On Friday, the speaker told the Huffington Post that he would “sue” any president that overstepped his boundaries, as allowed by Article I of the U.S. Constitution, according to WND.

In particular, Ryan was speaking about the possibility of a Trump administration that attempted to issue a total ban on Muslim immigration into the country, something he doubted was legal.
“That’s a legal question that there’s a good debate about,” he said. “On the broader question, are we going to exert our Article I powers and reclaim this Article I power no matter who the president is? Absolutely.”

Then, on Saturday, Ryan told House Republicans to “vote their conscience” when determining whether to back Trump as the party’s nominee.

“The last thing I would do is tell anybody to do something that’s contrary to their conscience. Of course I wouldn’t do that,” he said, according to CNN.

That statement prompted Carlson to accuse Ryan of helping Clinton by not fully backing Trump.
“Oh yes, Paul Ryan working for the Hillary campaign,” he said.

Meanwhile, Trump has also been frustrated at the lack of support from top Republican lawmakers, and he addressed it at a recent campaign event in Las Vegas.

“We’re going to beat Hillary,” Trump said. “And it would be helpful if the Republicans could help us a little bit.”

Watch the “Fox & Friends” segment here:

THE THUGS WERE HIRED BY WOMAN ARE THE FUTURE PAC AND PAID FOR BY GEORGE SOROS

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MORE DIRTY DEMOCRAT CORRUPTION -Founder of firm suing Trump U IS a felon

HE IS Convicted of massive kickback scheme in class-action lawsuits
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NEW YORK – The law firm suing Trump University was founded by a wealthy San Diego lawyer with close ties to the Clintons who served a two-year sentence in federal prison for his role in a kickback scheme to mobilize plaintiffs for class-action lawsuits.

William Lerach, best known for winning more than $7 billion in legal settlements of a class action suit he brought against Enron, was found guilty in 2007 of a kickback scheme in which he his firm used intermediaries to pay clients with large stock portfolios a percentage of the law firm’s $11.3 million profits for agreeing to be plaintiffs in 225 class action and shareholder lawsuits, spanning the period 1979 to 2005.

Lerach’s former law firm, the once prestigious New York-based Milberg, Weiss, Bershad & Schulman, made an estimated $250 million in the criminal class-action scheme.

WND reported documents released Wednesday in the lawsuit accusing Trump University of fraud confirmed the law firm behind the suit paid Bill and Hillary Clinton a total of $675,000 for speeches.

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In addition to prison, Lerach was ordered to pay a $250,000 fine and to complete 1,000 hours of community service for agreeing to plead guilty as charged.

On Dec. 21, 2007, the California Bar declared Lerach “not eligible to practice law,” and he later was disbarred and prohibited from practicing law in California by order of the California Supreme Court.

The participants in the Milberg Weiss scheme agreed to allege as lead plaintiffs in the class action lawsuits that they suffered losses because executives misled them about a company’s financial condition.

Targeted in Lerach’s scheme were some of the nation’s largest corporations of that era, including AT&T, Lucent, WorldCom, Microsoft and Prudential Insurance.

The Associated Press reported that also pleading guilty in the case was Seymour Lazar, then 80 years old, a client of Milberg Weiss who was paid an estimated $2.6 million by the law firm between 1976 and 2004 for agreeing to be a repeat plaintiff in stock fraud cases brought by the firm against targeted corporations.

“Lerach’s huge class-action wins – against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., AT&T Corp., Honeywell International Inc. and Apple Computer Inc., among others – made him unpopular with corporate executives, who slammed his cases as meritless shakedowns,” the Los Angeles Times reported in 2007. “Success also made him a millionaire many times over (his fees in suits against Enron Corp. alone could ultimately total more than $1 billion) and a generous Democratic campaign contributor.”

The Washington Examiner reported in 2008 that Lerach attempted in a letter inadvertently made public by his own attorneys to excuse his criminal behavior by claiming that “everybody was paying plaintiffs” kickbacks when he was practicing.

The Washington Post reported that year the Milberg Weiss firm agreed to pay the federal government $75 million to avoid criminal prosecution by settling a Department of Justice criminal investigation against the law firm in the kickback case.

In total, seven Milberg Weiss lawyers, including three former partners, pleaded guilty to criminal charges in the case.

Big-dollar contributions to Democrats

The New York Post reported in 2008 that Lerach, characterized as “a heavyweight donor,” had contributed up to $250,000 to the Clinton Foundation. The newspaper noted that Lerach was “a former San Diego trial lawyer serving a two-year sentence for his roll in a kickback scheme” in which he pleaded guilty the previous February “to paying clients of his firm to file stock-fraud cases.”

Lerach’s relationship with Bill Clinton traces back to the 1990s, when Lerach leveraged large contributions to Clinton and other Democratic Party candidates to win President Clinton’s agreement to veto legislation that threatened to impinge upon Lerach’s profitable class-action lawsuit racket.

“Lerach and his fellow buccaneers have ample reason to want to thwart the will of Congress,” Forbes wrote on Aug. 26, 1996.

“Between 1989 and 1994, Lerach and his ilk have launched class actions against 53 of California’s top 100 high-tech companies,” Forbes continued. “The cases rarely go to trial: To save time, money and productivity-draining aggravation, the targeted companies usually settle.

“Total take from the companies: well over $600 million, of which the lawyers probably got about $200 million,” Forbes summarized. ”Bill Lerach himself makes between $7 million and $10 million a year. In the California high-tech community there’s even a new verb: to ‘lerach’ (leh-RACK), meaning to extort money from a company legally. Think of ‘leraching’ as a kind of tax on American high tech and other industries.”

The Washington Post reported that President Clinton attended a $400,000 fundraising event hosted by Lerach, a man the newspaper characterized as “much-hated in this land of computer nerds and high-tech wizards.”

“Lerach, a major Democratic contributor is regarded as the king of securities-action lawsuits, litigation that has won him few friends among the corporate elite who dined here Friday night with Clinton and his wife Hillary Rodham Clinton,” the Washington Post said. “When a stock falls in price, many executives here say they fear a Lerach lawsuit is not far behind.

“Today, it was Lerach at Clinton’s side for a Democratic Business Council lunch raising $ 400,000 in Rancho Santa Fe near San Diego,” the Post continued. “‘Look,’ Lerach told the group, “It’s time for Democrats, fund-raisers, officeholders to roll up their sleeves and go to work and stand up to an ugly witch hunt to drive from office one of the best and most popular presidents in history.’”

On Sept. 20, 2007, the Associated Press reported When then-presidential candidate Sen. John Edwards learned Lerach had pleaded guilty in the Milberg Weiss case, he donated to charity the $4,600 Lerach had contributed to his campaign. But Edwards refused to return the rest of the $81,000 Lerach collected from members of Milberg Weiss to contribute to his campaign.

Ironically, Edwards made his fortune as a personal injury lawyer specializing in medical malpractice lawsuits.

The Lerach legacy

In 2004, Lerach left Milberg Weiss to become a partner in a split-off San Diego firm initially formed as Lerach Coughlin Stoia Geller Rudman & Robbins LLP. It dropped Lerach’s name and morphed into Coughlin Stoia Rudman & Robbins after Lerach was indicted. Coughlin Stoia was the predecessor firm to today’s Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP, the firm suing Trump University.

In 2014, the Colorado Springs Gazette observed that Lerach’s legacy remains with the firm. The paper commented in an editorial about a case in which “the notorious securities litigation firm Robbins Geller brought a shareholder suit against Boeing, accusing its management of illegal misrepresentations based on the word of a confidential witness inside the company.”

In a sanctions order deciding the Boeing case, U.S. District Judge Rueben Castillo wrote that Robbins Geller had committed “repeated misconduct throughout this litigation,” sanctioning the law firm for what the Class Action Reporter on Oct. 9, 2014, characterized as “the use of a false witness.”

The Gazette editorial concluded the Boeing case demonstrated “how class-action investor litigation is often used as a form of legal extortion: ‘Settle now and we’ll go away.’”

Writing about the Boeing case, Legal Monitor Worldwide characterized Robbins Geller as “the plaintiffs firm created by discredited tort kingpin Bill Lerach out of the ruins of Milberg Weiss, which fell apart in 2006 after its partners were indicted.”

Legal Monitor described Robbins Geller’s witness misconduct in the Boeing case as follows:

In 2009 they [Robbins Geller] filed a securities fraud suit charging that Boeing withheld information about delays in producing the 787 Dreamliner that caused the company’s stock to fall. Robbins Geller based the suit in large part on a confidential witness who it said had inside dope on Boeing’s conduct. One problem: The witness’s details were either incorrect or concocted by the plaintiffs’ attorneys, who filed the complaint before speaking to the witness. After the claim was dismissed for lack of specificity, the firm dug up the confidential witness and used him to buttress its revised filing with details to suggest the source’s personal knowledge and access within the company. When the confidential witness was ultimately interviewed by the defense, they found he was not even a Boeing employee but a contractor who worked on a different aircraft than the Dreamliner. He disavowed nearly every statement the plaintiffs had attributed to him.

Legal Monitor Worldwide noted it was the fourth time Robbins Geller had been called out by federal courts for misconduct.

“It’s a shame [Robbins Geller’s] lawyers are still allowed to practice,” the Legal Monitor Worldwide concluded.

Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2016/06/founder-of-firm-suing-trump-u-a-felon/#tc05AqUs0sUT5v0m.99