Friday, November 04, 2016

FBI shining light on Clintons' ties to Kosher Nostra by Wayne Madsen Report

FBI shining light on Clintons' ties to Kosher Nostra by Wayne Madsen Report
In releasing 129 heavily-redacted pages from its file on the William J. Clinton Foundation and the late fugitive businessman Marc Rich, who was believed by many in law enforcement to have been a major asset of Israel's Mossad and Russian-Israeli-Ukrainian organized crime, the FBI has partially-illuminated the shady world of the Clintons' ties to the international underworld. In the remaining few hours of his administration in 
January 2001, Bill Clinton pardoned Rich, who was living in Switzerland under a federal arrest warrant. The pardon came after Marc Rich's estranged wife, Denise Rich, donated more than $1 million to Hillary Clinton's New York U.S. Senate campaign and a half million dollars to the Clinton Library Foundation. 

The cash-for-pardon deal was worked out by Marc Rich's attorney I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby and deputy Attorney General Eric Holder. Libby was convicted in 2007 of four counts of perjury, obstruction of justice, and making false statements in the matter of releasing the identity of CIA clandestine officer Valerie Plame Wilson. Holder became Barack Obama's first Attorney General. Holder, unsurprisingly, has been at the forefront of the public condemnation of the FBI's recent transparency in criminal investigations relating to the Clintons.

FBI file on Marc Rich and Bill Clinton submitted to a federal grand jury in 2001

Rich's ties to Russian Jewish gangsters was legendary. Via the accounts of Russian fugitive Mikhail Khodorkovsky's Menatep Bank's Clearstream accounts in Luxembourg, Rich and Khodorkovsky donated cash into the political campaign coffers of a number of pro-Israeli politicians, including French President Nicolas Sarkozy. Khodorkovsky, since leaving Russia after serving a prison term for tax evasion and fraud, has been at the forefront of an international effort to topple Russian President Vladimir Putin from power. There is little doubt that Hillary Clinton's invective against Putin are influenced by her and her husband's longstanding ties to Russian Kosher Nostra figures like Khodorkovsky; Leonid Nevzlin, who is living in exile in Israel; Platon Lebedev, a convicted criminal; and their backers, who include hedge fund mogul George Soros.

Menatep was linked to a number of Russian-Israeli mafiosi figures, including Semyon Mogilevich, once considered to be the most dangerous "Kosher Nostra" crime boss in the world. In January 2007, Yuri Golubev, a Khodorkovsky business partner, died in London under what Russian prosecutors believed were suspicious circumstances. Dead bodies appear to trail the Clinton crime network far from the confines of Arkansas. The FBI also recently released its report on the 1993 death of Bill Clinton's longtime friend, Rose law firm partner of Hillary Clinton, and deputy White House counsel Vince Foster.It should be noted that the 1992 Vince Foster "suicide" was among the very first stories ever investigated by this editor, the other being the 1991 "suicide" of journalist Danny Casolaro.

In addition to Rich, Clinton also pardoned another Kosher Nostra figure, Pincus "Pinky" Green. Green and Rich fled the United States in 1983 after being indicted by then-U.S. Attorney Rudolph Giuliani for tax evasion and illegal trading with Iran.

The FBI file states that U.S. Pardon Attorney testified that "none of the regular procedures were followed" by the Justice Department and White House in the eleventh hour pardons of Rich and Green. The FBI intimates that a dubious deal was worked out between Holder and another one of Rich's attorneys, Jack Quinn, a former White House counsel for Clinton and chief of staff to Vice President Al Gore.

A February 19, 2001 FBI memo to the bureau's Public Corruption Unit cited "William J. Clinton - Former U.S. President," "Marc Rich - Fugitive," and others as being the subjects of the FBI's criminal probe of selling a presidential pardon for a cash infusion to the Clinton Library Foundation and Mrs. Clinton's Senate campaign.

FBI memo on public corruption investigation of Bill Clinton, Marc Rich, and "others." "Others" may have included Hillary Clinton, who received a million dollar donation from Marc Rich's ex-wife, Denise Rich; and former deputy Attorney General Eric Holder.
A March 6, 2001, FBI memo confirms that the bureau's investigation of Clinton and Rich was bolstered by an "anonymous complainant" from Switzerland. In addition to the New York FBI Field Office's public corruption squad's "war room," FBI offices in Baltimore and Sacramento and the resident agent office in White Plains, New York, as well as the Legal Attaché offices in London and Bern, were also involved in the investigation of Clinton and Rich.