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"Lots of Investigations But No Prosecutions or Incarcerations"
From * In Defense of Rural America *
By Ron Ewart, President
National Association of Rural Landowners
and nationally recognized author on freedom and property rights issues.
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© Copyright December 17, 2017 - All Rights Reserved

Congressional and special counsel investigations of government officials are a categorical joke and an insult to the American people. In four separate investigations of then President Bill Clinton, including Ken Starr's special counsel investigation into the Clinton Whitewater land deal and the firing of the employees in the travel office, the government spent almost $80,000,000. What did the American people get for $80,000,000? The net result of those investigations was an indictment of Bill Clinton for lying under oath over a sex act in the oval office. And people think Donald Trump is depraved.

The U. S. House of Representatives drafted Articles of Impeachment against Clinton. That resulted in Clinton being tried in the Senate. But because the Democrats controlled the Senate at the time, Bill Clinton skated impeachment and removal from office. Yes, Bill lost his law license and had to pay $850,000 to Paula Jones and her lawyers to shut them up. Nevertheless, questions still remain about the Whitewater land deal, the travel office firing, Hillary's fabulous investment in cattle futures and the dead bodies that seem to appear on the path of Bill and Hillary's climb to political office, including the presidency. So much for special counsels.

Then there are the great and wonderful Congressional investigations into government wrongdoing. Let's see! The Congress investigated the Fast and Furious gun running deal that ended in the death of border patrol agent Brian Terry in 2010 by Mexican cartel thugs using a gun supplied by the U.S. government. Congress came up empty handed, (again) even after filing a Contempt of Congress citation against U. S. Attorney General Eric Holder. In collusion between President Obama and AG Holder, Obama claimed presidential privilege and information naming the perpetrators at ATF who supplied the guns was shielded. What did we learn? Nothing! Who went to jail? No one!

Congress held hearings on the IRS targeting conservative groups for "special" treatment just before the 2012 presidential election. Lois Lerner, at the head of the targeting scam, claimed her 5th Amendment rights and went deaf and dumb. IRS Commissioner John Koskinen and his predecessors provided false testimony to Congress and conveniently lost Lois Lerner's e-mails that were requested by Congress. Commissioner Koskinen held his post as IRS Commissioner all the way up to October of 2017 because Trump somehow overlooked his firing. He should have gone to jail. President Obama, in an interview with Bill O'Reilly stated that there was "not even a smidgeon of corruption" at the IRS. He lied and he knew he was lying. Now Lois Lerner wants her testimony sealed in the civil case against the IRS so she won't be subjected to threats from angry taxpayers.

In just another worthless Congressional investigation, no one was indicted. No one was prosecuted in a court of law. No one was found guilty and went to jail. Who lost? The taxpayers. The taxpayers had to pay out millions of dollars in settlements to the over 300 conservative organizations that suffered needlessly at the hands of the IRS targeting for a liberal political agenda. Another very powerful federal agency was politicized and sent the rule of law and the constitution into exile.

On September 11, 2012 four brave men died needlessly in a terror attack on the Consulate in Benghazi, including our U. S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens. Obama and his political cronies said the attack was caused by a negative Islamic video and promptly threw the video maker in jail. The Ambassador had made hundreds of requests to the State Department (Secretary of State Hillary Clinton) for more security but the requests were denied or ignored. It is said that Africa-Command stood down during the attack and didn't launch a military rescue. Who gave the stand-down order? We don't know. But someone ordered an un-armed drone to survey the situation while the men were dying. Well at least we have pictures of the attack.

The whole terrible tragedy cried out for a Congressional investigation. Congress cried foul and held hearings in multiple committees to try to get to the bottom of it and pin the blame on someone. There had to be a responsible person or persons that should have or could have prevented the attack. In her testimony before one of the committees, in usual Hillary cover-up fashion, yelled out loud, "what difference does it make." In Hillary's tortured mind, it must be a right-wing conspiracy. She lied to the families of the men when they were flown home in caskets from Libya and told the families the attack was caused by the stupid video.

So what did we learn after all the time and money spent in Congressional committee hearings and witness testimony on the Benghazi attack? Nothing! Who was responsible? Who was tried and went to jail? Or who was demoted? No one!

Once again, Americans find themselves in another corruption scandal by the female half of the Clinton racketeering enterprise that ran for president a second time and lost. (Boy that must have really stung for someone who is used to winning by any means, criminal or otherwise, especially losing to that loose-mouthed Trump.)

When Secretary of State, this very astute political animal ran a private server in her home to transact State Department business with hundreds, if not thousands, of classified material running through her un-secured server. Her state department cronies were also receiving classified material that ran through Hillary's server. Why did she do this? To shield any of her e-mails from FOIA requests, or to be able to delete e-mails that might be incriminating, which she did. Some of that classified material ended up on sex pervert Anthony Weiner's laptop, sent there by Hillary confidant, Huma Abadein, Weiner's wife. Over 30,000 Hillary e-mails suddenly disappeared and laptops and Iphones destroyed. Hillary lied under oath before the U. S. Congress but was never charged. She probably lied to the FBI but was never charged.

And then there is the "pay for play" Uranium One deal where somehow $145,000,000 ended up in the Clinton Foundation right after Russia took control of Uranium One and 20% of the entire American raw uranium resources and Bill Clinton raked in a cool $500,000 for a speech in Russia. Coincidence? You've got to be kidding! Criminal? You bet!

So the FBI started an investigation into Hillary's un-secured server. What happened? Will tell you what happened, it was a blatant cover-up by corrupt FBI agents. On top of that, FBI director Comey, in violation of Department of Justice protocol and without legal authority, exonerated Hillary Clinton in a speech on July 5, 2016, three months before the November 2016 election, bypassing the Department of Justice and Attorney General Loretta Lynch. This happened but a few weeks after former President Bill Clinton met with AG Loretta Lynch on the Phoenix Airport tarmac, which the FBI tried to cover up. The result! Hillary skates! Bill Clinton skates ..... again! Comey skates! Loretta Lynch skates! Obama skates and the two corrupt FBI agents skate, that is up until just recently where both were demoted and stripped of rank when it was learned they had poisoned the Hillary investigation.

So where is the big Congressional or FBI investigations into the Clinton's Uranium One and the "pay for play" Clinton Foundation deals. Are they being investigated? We don't know! Will it be a fair and partial investigation? After seeing what we have seen in the last week or so, we have grave doubts.

A few days ago newly appointed FBI Director Christopher Wray gave testimony before a Congressional Committee on the two FBI agents that were caught red handed trying to influence the Hillary Clinton investigation, in Hillary's favor of course. Director Wray copped out and said the issue was being "investigated" by the "independent" FBI Inspector General and he couldn't comment. Now if you think that Inspector Generals are "independent", fair and impartial, let us take you back to the IRS Inspector General who did essentially nothing regarding the IRS's targeting of conservative groups. Lerner skated! IRS Commissioner Koskinen skated! Obama and God knows who else skated!

Then there is the Mueller so-called "independent" special counsel investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and the possibility of now President Donald Trump or his campaign advisors being implicated in collusion with the Russians. In five months, Mueller has spent almost $7,000,000 and has indicted a couple of campaign advisors for crimes that had nothing to do with the 2016 election, or Russian interference or collusion. Mueller is a close friend of former FBI Director James Comey. His attorney staff is made up of Obama groupies who have donated thousands to Obama and other Democrat candidates. "Independent, fair and impartial?" It defies credulity!

Sure, those who have been paying attention know all that we have written here, but what are they going to do about it? Nothing, just like the U. S. Congress investigations do nothing! And just like special counsels spend millions of your tax dollars on witch-hunts that only uncover low-level perpetrators for low-level crimes. The "big fish" always get away, or are let go to swim again and commit more political crimes, ala the Clintons.

So what's the point of all this? It's the establishment and deep state conducting business as usual in a corrupt government that cannot be reined in because the only thing that can rein government in is "We The People." Sadly, the people are disengaged, apathetic, disinterested, asleep and for the most part, don't care.

As an example, in last week's article ("If You Ain't Mad Yet, You'd Better Get Mad") we encouraged our readers to boycott San Francisco over their sanctuary city policy, the Kate Steinle murder and the acquittal verdict of the killer. We set up a web page with a sample letter and the San Francisco contact information including phone, fax numbers and e-mail addresses. We said that if our effort didn't go viral, it would be a token effort and token efforts always fail. Not only did our suggestion to contact the San Francisco mayor and Board of Supervisors not go viral, only one person relayed to us that they had sent our sample letter. As further evidence of the lack of interest, only a few people, out of all of the people that read our articles, were curious enough to at least look at our sample letter on the website page. Most just brushed it off.

So here is the question. If those that care about America's future are privy to all of the injustices going on around them and won't lift a finger to right any of the injustices, they are, forever, stuck with those injustices. Acquiescence is approval! That goes for the deep state, the establishment, corrupt politicians and bureaucrats, government cover-ups, out-of-control illegal immigration, our broken health care system, environmental overreach, regulation and propaganda, high taxes and high debt, the hopelessly corrupt Veteran's Administration, socialist brainwashing of our next generation, college academic lunacy, failing infrastructure and the attempt to annihilate American sovereignty to be replaced by one-world-order.

We predict this is what will eventually happen. The large preponderance of the American population will go on about their business of not caring what government does and acquiesce to the injustices, the growing waste, fraud, abuse and corruption, further loss of freedoms and exploding government spending. All the do-nothing Congressional investigations and special counsels to hold government accountable will not fix any of the real problems while the American people look the other way.

But there will be a significant segment of the population that will one day finally get fed up with acquiescence to the injustices and revolt ..... violently. This segment is heavily armed. Thus, will the third American Revolution be born. What will trigger that revolution is anyone's guess, but the trigger could be something small and innocuous, like the fluttering of a butterfly's wings on a sunny April 15th morning, tax day USA.

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Ron Ewart, a nationally known author and speaker on freedom and property issues and author of his weekly column, "In Defense of Rural America", is the President of the National Association of Rural Landowners, (NARLO) a non-profit corporation headquartered in Washington State and dedicated to restoring, maintaining and defending property rights for urban and rural landowners. He can be reached by e-mail for comment at or by 'phone at 1 800 682-7848.

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