Friday, November 25, 2016

Preet Bharara, Save Us

NY Governor’s top aides indicted on sweeping corruption charges.

There are more shady deals described in these charges than you can shake a stick at, but one of the biggest is Cuomo’s “Buffalo Billion” initiative, which Bharara described as little more than, “a cash cow for friends of the administration” who funneled money into the governor’s campaign war chest. Cuomo himself has somehow managed to avoid indictment thus far and still insists that he was utterly oblivious to any nefarious dealings allegedly going on in his administration. Pull the other one, Governor. It’s got bells on it.

As a side note, I find it interesting that when aides to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie are charged or convicted on something related to Bridgegate it consumes the news cycle for days on end. When the same thing happens to Andrew Cuomo it’s apparently a “local news story.” Funny how that works, eh?

We’ve discussed U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara here many times in the past. His pursuit of government corruption wherever it may be found and the prosecution of those who betray the trust of the public has become legendary. That’s why, when he told reporters earlier this year that he detected an “air of corruption” in the executive branch of New York’s state government people were rightly looking over their shoulders. Now his work in that area is moving into high gear. Bharara has made his case to a grand jury and been given the green light to take eight top aides and associates of Governor Andrew Cuomo to trial on charges of corruption. (New York Observer)

The Hillary Clinton Connection

Preet Bharara is the honey badger of corruption investigations and he is not afraid to do his job.
There’s one last thing to consider which you’re going to want to keep your eye on. This investigation has been going on for well over a year without making very many headlines. That’s not how Bharara operates. His rare media statements are short and businesslike. But he promised action on this and after the long and challenging investigation was complete he delivered. Remember that Preet owes no loyalty to either party and is absolutely relentless. When he detected corruption in the state legislature in 2014, he launched a lengthy investigation which resulted in former Assembly speaker Sheldon Silver – arguably the most powerful Democrat in the state – being sent to prison. He followed that up by sending the state’s senior Republican to keep him company behind bars.

Bharara is the guy who is currently going after Anthony Weiner… an investigation which produced all sorts of interesting information. And in August he announced that he was investigating corruption at the New York offices of the Clinton Foundation.

As I said at the time, this isn’t the sort of investigation which was going to be wrapped up in a matter of weeks. These things take time. The FBI may have thrown in the towel on going after Hillary Clinton. Even Donald Trump may be making noises about not needing to “lock her up.” But out there in New York City Preet Bharara is still grinding away at his job. And if he has the Clintons in his sights, don’t expect him to simply go away because the election is over. Preet Bharara is the honey badger of corruption investigations and he is not afraid to do his job. [FULL]

More reason why Trump's declaration that he would not be investigating Hillary's emails was not the betrayal I first suspected.  If Preet Bharara doesn't get the Clintons, the U.S. AG will have them by their Clinton Foundation balls.


FishStyx said...

We can only hope!!

...pass the popcorn....

Anonymous said...

Trump did not say the investigations into clinton crime clan would not proceed.

Anonymous said...

Hey, Preet... you know she kills people, right?


Anonymous said...

Hey, Preet... you know she kills people, right?
Not if Preet gets to her first. That's why you don't wallow in news coverage like those grandstanding Congressional hearings. You do your homework, then drop the big hammer while she's sleeping comfortably unaware.
Some hunters live for the hunt, others for the kill.
Preet is the latter.
Lt. Col. Gen. Tailgunner dick

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