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The Giustra File, Part Two: Sketchy Friends of Bill

In the Clinton Foundation scandal—we await a suitable “gate” appellation—Frank Giustra is rapidly emerging as the newest poster boy for Bill’s bad behavior. The billionaire Canadian mining magnate is at the center of controversies over the Clintons’ involvement in Kazakh uranium deals and Colombian oil and timber plays. We’ve come…

The Giustra File: “Sustainable Growth” & Huge Profits

We can’t say we weren’t warned. As revelations pour in about the sketchy ties between big business, big donors, the State Department and the Clinton Foundation, the founding documents of that relationship continue to surprise, sometimes for sheer audacity. Here are the Clintons, in a 2008 Memorandum of Understanding drafted…

The Hillary File: State Dept. Ethics Agreements

The Clinton international shakedown took a new turn today with news that the Clinton Foundation would “limit” foreign government donations to a mere six countries—Australia, Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway and the U.K.—but allow other governments to participate in the glitzy Clinton Global Initiative. Future historians will note the brazenness…

The IRS File

The battle for transparency and accountability in the IRS’s targeting of conservative groups grinds on. Recently, two important developments. As Hans von Spakovsky reports, a federal judge in Ohio has ordered the IRS to produce the names of almost three hundred groups it improperly targeted. This is big stuff. Read…

The Mills File

Everyone is ready for Hillary and Cheryl Mills is ready for us. News reports say Mills will take a major role in Mrs. Clinton’s presidential campaign. Mills has had many titles during her career—most notably as deputy White House counsel during Bill Clinton’s impeachment and chief of staff to Mrs.…

Alabama Indicts: Corruption or Business as Usual?

In Alabama last week—two weeks before Election Day—a special state grand jury issued a 23-count indictment against Mike Hubbard, the powerful Republican speaker of the state’s House of Representatives. Hubbard immediately proclaimed his innocence, denouncing the long-expected charges as part of “a political witch hunt.” His lawyer condemned “rogue

Cuomo & Moreland

Andrew Cuomo took a serious hit yesterday in the New York gubernatorial primary, when an unknown novice with the whimsical name Zephyr Teachout walked off with about 35% of Democratic primary voters. Cuomo prevailed, with 60% of the vote, but the damage was done and the reason is anything but…

Foreign Influence: New Investigative Tool

Check out the Sunlight Foundation’s new Foreign Influence Explorer. It makes the Foreign Agents Registration Act database searchable–documenting important ways that foreign entities influence U.S. policy and public opinion.

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