Friday, November 4, 2016

Before the resignation of Richard M. Nixon as president of the United States, Spiro Agnew became the first U.S. vice president to resign discredited in scandal. On that very same day, he pleaded no contest to a charge of federal income tax evasion in order to avoid being brought up on charges of political corruption. He got off lightly, just a $10,000, three years’ probation, and his professional disbarred by the Maryland court of appeals.

Agnew, a Republican, was governor of Maryland until he was nominated for the Republican vice presidential candidate in 1968. During 1972-73 the U.S. Justice Department uncovered extensive evidence of political corruption on behalf of Agnew, including the acceptance of bribes even while serving as vice president of the U.S. Lyndon Johnson described Agnew as a person who “became a political celebrity for reasons that had nothing much to do with character or capacity.

HRC has Agnew by a country mile. Just starting over the past few weeks: Abedin telling the FBI the she told the Whitehouse every time Clinton changed emails, HRC’s staff removing "top secret" classification markings off emails on her private server (possibly two felonies according to some) the most problematic being felony by possessing and storing top secret information on an insecure server, and “bribes disguised as charitable contributions.“

The latter maybe the most nefarious. Agnew was only taking bribes from U.S. corporate interest not foreign governments as is the case with HRC. This encompasses Algeria giving half a million dollars to the Clinton foundation while at the same time lobbying the HRC State Department for special favors and without the approval of the Obama administration. To put it simply, HRC has five FBI investigations (two open investigations), the Weiner pedophilia investigation, as well as the pay-to-play with the Clinton Foundation, and having her email investigation reopened.  

I am saying this because it is often projected that HRC is a lot like Obama.  Certainly she has some economic and progressive views on big ticket items like the president on guns, health care and regime change, but in disposition and historical attribute, she has more in common with former vice president and governor of Maryland Spiro Agnew.

The way I see it, the academic elitism of HRC prohibits any similarity with Obama. I would speculate that her relationship with Obama will forever change if she is indicted or eventually convicted, their relationship won't end up the same way. After Agnew’s resignation in October 1973, he and Nixon never spoke again.


Post a Comment

Torrance T. Stephens. Powered by Blogger.

My Old Blog & [Bitcoin Wallet]

Worth A Read

24 Hr Gold
Adeyinka Makinde, Writer
Al-Alam News Network
Al-Ayham Saleh Aggregator
Anadolu Agency
Another Day In The Empire
Antonius Aquinas
Asharq Al Awsat English
Bill Mitchell Blog
CAJ News Africa
Chuck Spinney
Center for Economic and Policy Research
24 Cryptogon
Dawn News
Der Spiegel International Online
Dollar Collapse
Donbass International News Agency
EA WorldView
Economist View
Egypt Independent
Empty Wheel
Fabius Maximus
Fortune Financial Blog
France24 Debate Youtube
Frontline Magazine, India
Global Guerrillas
gods & radicals
Gold Anti-Trust Action Comm
Gubbmint Cheese
Hacker News
Independent Ie
Indian Punchline
Information Clearinghouse
James Petras
Land Destroyer Report
Le Monde diplomatique
Libyan Express
MIT Technology Review
Manhattan Institute for Policy Research
Mark Curtis
Measure Text Readability
Mish Talk
Moon of Alabama
NewBlackMan (in Exile)
Owl's Asylum
PanAm Post
Philosophy of Metrics
Prison Reform
Professional Troublemaker
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently
Real Time Business News
Ripped Em Up
Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity
Russian Insider
Silent Crow News
Silver For The People
South China Morning Post
South Front
Spiked Online
Steve Keen's Debtwatch
Steve Lendman Blog
Strategic Culture Foundation
The American Conservative
The Automatic Earth
The Conversable Economist
The Daily Sabah
The Diplomat
The Field Negro
The Hindu
The Money Illusion
The National Interest
Tom Dispatch
Oriental Review
The Rutherford Institute
The Slog
The Standard (Hong Kong)
The Unbalanced Evolution of Homo Sapiens
Triangulum Intel
Wall Street On Parade
Yanis Varoufakis
Yohap News Agency
Zero Anthropology