by Prof Michel Chossudovsky
May 30, 2016
In a recent release, the FBI has
indicated that it will be presenting a recommendation to Loretta
Lynch, Attorney General of the Department of Justice:
"James Comey and The FBI will present a
recommendation to Loretta Lynch, Attorney General of the
Department of Justice, that includes a cogent argument that the
Clinton Foundation is an ongoing criminal enterprise engaged in money
laundering and soliciting bribes in exchange for political,
policy and legislative favors to individuals, corporations and
even governments both foreign and domestic."
(quoted by Frank Huguenand,
Global Research, May 30, 2016)
There are several possible scenarios
which affect the outcome of the presidential campaign.
The fundamental question is whether this
recommendation - which documents the criminal undertakings of
Clinton Foundation - will be carried out by the Attorney General.
Loretta Lynch was appointed Attorney
General by president
Obama in 2010 during his first term. Of significance,
Lynch also held the position of U.S. attorney for the Eastern
District of New York under the Bill Clinton administration
Moreover, as pointed out in a
recent article by Jerome Corsi, Loretta Lynch is
political crony of the Clintons:
But little known is the fact that
Lynch was a litigation partner for eight years at a major
Washington law firm that served the Clintons.
Lynch was with the
Washington-headquartered international law firm Hogan & Hartson
LLP from March 2002 through April 2010.
According to documents Hillary
Clinton's first presidential campaign made public in 2008, Hogan
& Hartson's New York-based partner Howard Topaz was the tax
lawyer who filed income tax returns for Bill and Hillary Clinton
beginning in 2004.
In addition, Hogan & Hartson in
Virginia filed a patent trademark request on May 19, 2004, for
Denver-based MX Logic Inc., the computer software firm that
developed the email encryption system used to manage Clinton's
private email server beginning in July 2013.
A tech expert has observed that
employees of MX Logic could have had access to all the emails
that went through her account.
The appointment of
Loretta Lynch, 2010
It is, therefore, highly unlikely that
Lynch will follow the recommendation of James Comey and the
Nonetheless, even if the indictment is
NOT carried out, inevitably Hillary Clinton's "credibility" as a
presidential candidate is in jeopardy.
corporate media may attempt to cover
up or distort the findings of the FBI and manipulate public opinion
with a view to supporting Hillary's candidacy.
A process of smearing the FBI is already
ongoing. Will it succeed? Hillary's reputation has been tainted. A
suspected criminal cannot become president of the USA, whether the
legal procedure against her is carried out or not.
And the Donald Trump campaign will go
into high gear to discredit Hillary Clinton.
Under these circumstances, the
Democratic Party hierarchy (not to mention Hillary's corporate
sponsors) may decide to dump Hillary Clinton. Hillary's Wall Street
cronies will not bet their money on a "losing horse".
Assuming Clinton falls out of the
presidential race, what happens?
scenario has already been contemplated and carefully rehearsed ahead
of Hillary's demise.
Will the nomination go to Bernie Sanders
or will Joe Biden formally enter the race as a "slip in" candidate:
If Clinton's email-related problems
get worse or other developments sink her popularity far below
even Trump's, causing her to step aside, Biden, as a more
establishment figure than Sanders, would be the party's likely
choice as a "slip-in" candidate and an almost certain winner
Notwithstanding these various
scenarios, Donald Trump is ahead in the presidential race.
Tribune, May 27, 2016)
Criminalization of Politics
While Hillary, according to the FBI, is
allegedly involved in money laundering and soliciting bribes, Donald
Trump's candidacy is also fragile, given his alleged links to
as documented by David Cay
But Trump was not clean as a
Beginning three years earlier, he'd
hired mobbed-up firms to erect Trump Tower and his Trump Plaza
apartment building in Manhattan, including buying ostensibly
overpriced concrete from a company controlled by mafia
chieftains Anthony "Fat Tony" Salerno and Paul Castellano.
That story eventually came out in a
federal investigation, which also concluded that in a
construction industry saturated with mob influence, the Trump
Plaza apartment building most likely benefited from connections
Trump also failed to disclose that
he was under investigation by a grand jury directed by the U.S.
attorney in Brooklyn, who wanted to learn how Trump obtained an
option to buy the Penn Central railroad yards on the West Side
Why did Trump get his casino license
anyway? Why didn't investigators look any harder? And how deep
did his connections to criminals really go?
(Politico, May 22, 2016)
Dirty politics. So much for Democracy
and "We the People".
The Criminalization of Politics in
The leading presidential candidates, Hillary and Donald,
have shaky records, with alleged links to criminal wrongdoings.
choice is left?
Regime Change in the US...