HOT Blockbuster Brief on the Los Angeles Clinton Political Machine for Monday
Early this year, four FBI field offices—New York, Los Angeles, Washington and Little Rock, Ark. were collecting information about the Clinton Foundation to see if there was evidence of financial crimes or influence-peddling, according to people familiar with the matter.Los Angeles agents had picked up information about the Clinton Foundation from an unrelated public corruption case and had issued some subpoenas for bank records related to the foundation, these people said.BOY ...., OH BOY!! Our bloggin intuition upon reading this, notched into overdrive, prompting Google Searches and phone calls to various political observers. We know that the FBI has been involve in numerous local corruption investigations in recent years ..........., with most of the specifics going unreported.
But we do know for fact that a couple of local controversial Public Officials have found "soft landings" via the Clinton Foundation, after leaving behind their nefarious political dealings, remember former DWP General Manager H David Nahai?
After nearly two years of fending off criticism from ratepayers and his own employees, H. David Nahai stepped down Friday as head of the nation's largest municipally owned utility, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. Nahai, 56, said in a letter to Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa that he would leave immediately to take a position as an advisor to former President Clinton's climate initiative to battle global warming. But well before he announced his new job, the Iranian-born environmentalist and attorney found himself under fire on several fronts. Support within Villaraigosa's office had eroded dramatically, and Brian D'Arcy, the head of the DWP's powerful employees union, had stopped speaking to him, sources familiar with the situation said............, and who else would find the Clinton Foundation accommodating after two Failed Mayoral Terms in Office? Hint, this "City Terrace Native" and Nahai shared numerous "wine-filled, profane dining outings (allegedly)". Thus, no one should be surprise that a former Failure Mayor would say the following about the Clintons.
"I know her. I do trust her frankly, and I do because they haven't enriched themselves from politics frankly," Villaraigosa told MSNBC's "Morning Joe." "What they have done, whether through the foundation or through their work in public service is help a whole lot of people. This is a woman who has spent her entire life investing in children. The Clinton foundation has done a lot of really good work.
......, and who is living a newlywed life in the Hollywood Hills, thanks in part to the Clinton Foundation?
Your thoughts ..............
Scott Johnson in CD 14