In the movie Donnie Brasco, Mafia hit-man Lefty explains mob lingo to Donnie:
Okay, when I introduce you, I’m gonna say, “This is a friend of mine.” That means you’re a connected guy. Now if I sez that “this is a friend of ours,” that would mean you’re a made guy. Capisci?
A connected guy is someone who’s not yet been initiated into the criminal syndicate but who is vouched for by someone who’s a full-fledged member of the Mafia, typically a Wise Guy, a made guy, like Lefty. Donnie Brasco was vouched for by Lefty, a fatal mistake because Brasco was an undercover agent.
Keep that terminology fresh in your minds.
So now even more Hillary Clinton emails have been revealed by Judicial Watch. Nearly 15,000 more emails have been “discovered” by the FBI. These are 15,000 messages above and beyond the thousands that Clinton already turned over, while swearing under threat of perjury that that was it–she’d handed over everything. Not true.
Keep in mind also that the law requires all government-related emails to reside on government computers, not a home-based server like Clinton illegally used. Had she followed the law, We the People would have everything already, and Clinton would not have been able to delete and thoroughly scrub out of existence at least half of the email produced during her tenure as Secretary of State. Her “lawyers cleaned their devices in such a way as to preclude complete forensic recovery,” said FBI Director Comey.
Included among her messages was a request placed through Clinton’s particular friend and State Dept. employee Huma Abedin. Doug Band, head of the Clinton Foundation (for whom Abedin also simultaneously worked), was asking for a tete-a-tete between Crown Prince Salman of Bahrain and Secretary of State Clinton. This particular Middle Eastern prince, through a scholarship program, eventually donated $32 million to the Clinton Global Initiative. Judicial Watch says the prince got his special meeting within 48 hours of Band’s intervention. Here’s part of the exchange; the rest is at the link:
From: Doug Band
To: Huma Abedin
Sent: Tue Jun 23 1:29:42 2009
Cp of Bahrain in tomorrow to Friday
Asking to see her
Good friend of ours
Good friend of ours.
Needless to say, the very first thing that came to mind when I read those words in the context of the cozy, apparent pay-to-play scheme involving Clinton Foundation donors and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the Godmother, was Lefty’s explanation of what constitutes a “friend” of the Mafia.
Some might imagine that the Crown Prince of Bahrain was a Wiseguy. A Made Guy. Not just a connected guy.
Yesterday it was revealed that fully half of the private individuals who were granted an audience with the Godmother during her reign at the State Dept. (minus those who worked for the government) were donors to her Clinton Foundation.
How the Clinton machine has evolved! It seems almost quaint now to consider how, during Bill Clinton’s first administration, the Clintons sold access to the White House: Those who coughed up an appropriate amount got to sleep in the Lincoln Bedroom (but never with the fishes). Remember?
“Overnights” for “major supporters,” aka “key people,” aka connected guys. Here are some of them:
They go way back. As Bill and Hill might say, “long-time friends of ours.” Some 938 overnight guests ponied up over $10 million in “donations.”
Chump change now, considering the billions that have been donated to the Clinton Foundation by connected guys, including foreign potentates from countries that don’t have a very good track record when it comes to human rights or, in particular, women’s or gay rights.
How New York’s Sixth Crime Family has evolved!
The list of New York’s legendary crime families — the Bonannos, Colombos, Gambinos, Genoveses, and Luccheses — requires this addition: The Clintons.
Both Donald Trump and Mike Pence are calling for a special prosecutor to investigate Clinton’s most-recent pay-to-play scheme. Pence states,
The fact Hillary Clinton’s official schedule was full of meetings with Clinton Foundation donors is further evidence of the pay-to-play politics at her State Department. No one is above the law. The Clinton Foundation must be immediately shut down and an independent special prosecutor be appointed to determine if access to Hillary Clinton was for sale.
Meanwhile, this poor disconnected guy, unmade by the Obama Department of Justice–having been recently refused mercy even though five charges were overturned upon appeal–well, Rod Blagojevich continues to serve out his fourteen year prison term for merely attempting to “sell” the Senate seat vacated by Obama.
Life can be awful tough when you’re no longer a connected guy.
In a few months, we’ll learn whether the Clintons, by hook or by crook, will return to the White House to engage in more mendacity and nefarious actions. As one writer warns,
They say that criminals always return to the scene of the crime. Voters must decide if they will send the Clinton crime family back to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
Are We the People that stupid? I hope and pray not.
Wake up, America! Choose wisely.
If we don’t, we’ll have nobody to blame but ourselves.