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Barack Obama

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Blame Game
"Well, Ash, I don't have time to sit hear and listen to these complaints - I have another tropical vacation I need to be getting to..."

The former defense secretary for the Obama administration comes clean as he talks about how the Obama administration was well aware of Russia’s meddling in the elections and yet failed to do much against Russia for its meddling in the 2016 election. He stated that the administration took “some actions” against them, however, this “was not sufficient” enough to teach Russia a lesson.

While, on one side, Donald Trump Jr. is under the spotlight for his meeting with a Russian lawyer, the Obama administration too are not very far behind when it comes to building ties with Russia.

As reports revealed by the Washington Post suggested that the Obama administration was well aware of Russia’s hand in the elections, and yet they failed to take any serious measures, President Trump made complete use of this opportunity, as he tweeted, “The Obama Administration knew far in advance of November 8th about election meddling by Russia. Did nothing about it. WHY?” Trump tweeted on June 23.

The president argued in a tweet he posted in June that, “The reason that President Obama did NOTHING about Russia after being notified by the CIA of meddling is that he expected Clinton would win..”

This Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union,” host Dana Bash met with the former president’s defense secretary. She took this opportunity to allow the public to get a clear understanding of what the administration did or could have done to stop Russia in the near future.  Bash asked Carter, as to “why didn’t he [Obama] act?” against Russia?

It has been noted that Ash Carter was personally present in the Situation Room, as the former President was made aware of Russia’s intention in terms of the presidential election.

Carter responded by stating that the former president did take “some actions.” Whereas, the department that he managed “took a wide range of actions.”

“To me, this was part of a pattern. To me, personally, this was part of a pattern with Vladimir Putin. But I don’t think — I think it’s quite clear that was not sufficient,” Carter said.

“That’s why it’s so important to press the Russians now. If it were sufficient, Vladimir Putin’s answer to our president wouldn’t have been to cast doubt upon or ask for further intelligence from the United States,” Carter added.

“Did President Obama make a mistake in not doing more?” Bash asked Carter.

“He took some steps, no question about it. But I think you see from Vladimir Putin’s answer right now that more needs to be done,” Carter said.

“Putin is not convinced that there are going to be consequences of a magnitude for Russia, as a consequence of interfering with the U.S. election that make it unwise for him to do it in the future. That hasn’t been accomplished yet,” Carter said.

While, President Trump hasn’t quite yet set up a press conference to discuss his meeting with Vladimir Putin. However, Reuters has reported Putin stating, “I believe it would not be entirely appropriate on my part to disclose details of my discussion with Mr. Trump. He asked, I answered him. He asked pointed questions, I answered them. It seemed to me that he was satisfied with those answers.”

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Cyber Security
"I sure hope this Nigerian prince makes it to the US ok, I'm looking forward to enjoying my millions..."

On Monday, Rush Limbaugh shared a theory that former President Barack Obama may have chosen not to do anything about Russia’s alleged meddling in the 2016 US presidential elections for a very peculiar reason: he simply didn’t want Hillary Clinton to become the president.

“People had that theory bandied about before the election,” Rush said, while talking on his radio show.

Limbaugh explained his theory step by step, talking about how the former president’s decision to not take any action may have impacted the elections.

“Bottom line, Obama hears about all of these efforts and the brave struggle to contain it begins, and Obama meets with experts and advisers. They advise him what to do. Obama gives his own counsel,” Limbaugh explained. “At the end of it all Obama decided to do nothing other than call Putin and say ‘cut it out,’ an act of bravery and courage unlike most other in American history. And after telling Putin to cut it out, he then confronted Putin again in China and said, ‘Stop it or else.’ Putin and the Russians quaking away, cowering in laughter at the bravery and courage of Barack Hussein O.”

According to Limbaugh, the Obama administration had a very good idea of what was going on with the alleged Russian interference, from August to November of last year. However, he did absolutely nothing to stop it.

Limbaugh furthered his talk, “Obama didn’t choke. He thought Hillary was gonna win! Trump’s exactly right about this. He thought Hillary was gonna win.”

He later added, “Folks, let’s play this out: what if there is another possibility here explaining why Obama didn’t do anything?”

“What if, as the story says, Putin was trying to elect Trump — again, I, on the record think this is bogus, but that’s what the story said — what if Obama knew Putin was trying to elect Trump and didn’t do anything to stop the Russians because he really didn’t want Hillary to win?”

He then said, “This story says Obama was scared to death it could be done, worried very seriously it was being done and decided to do nothing about it. So people are livid at Obama on the left, and that’s gonna be a larger theme going forward as this massive story gets digested by more and more people. But as it gets digested and as more and more people read it and absorb it, it’s going to also be seen for what it is: a giant, big batch of nothing where Trump is concerned. Big batch of nothing.”

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No Nonsense
Iran knows whose boss - and so does the world.

Sending his condolences to the victims of the latest terror attacks in Iran, President Donald Trump issued a statement on Wednesday from the White House. However, it was in the conclusion of his statement that he stunningly rebuked the government of Iran.

“We grieve and pray for the innocent victims of the terrorist attacks in Iran,” the statement read, “and for the Iranian people, who are going through such challenging times.”

“We underscore the risks that states that sponsor terrorism risk falling victim to the evil they promote,” it added.

The statement suggests that since Iran has been a state sponsor of terrorism all over the world, according to the US intelligence community, it has been attacked by the terrorists created by itself.

As expected, Iran has blamed Saudi Arabia for the twin attacks last Wednesday, on the shrine of a revered Iranian politician. The attackers used suicide bombs and other arms.

According to the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, the attacks could be related to the President Trump’s recent visit to Saudi Arabia.

“World public opinion, especially in Iran, sees the fact that this terrorist act was perpetrated soon after the meeting of the U.S. president with the heads of one of the reactionary regional states that has always supported … terrorists as to be very meaningful,” the statement read.

However, the statement from the White House, following the attacks, is bound to attract more animosity from Iran, the beneficiary of a historic nuclear deal with former President Barack Obama. It should be noted that the deal attracted a great deal of criticism from President Trump.

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Loretta Lynch
Obstruct Justice! Who? Me?

Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein (Cali.) in an interview with CNN’s Brianna Keilar on Sunday, said that the Senate Judiciary Committee should look into the recently dismissed FBI Director James Comey’s accusations that former Attorney General Loretta Lynch asked him to downplay the seriousness of the agency’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server.

In his testimony to the Senate Intelligence Committee last Thursday, Comey said that the former attorney general, who led the Department of Juctice under Obama, told him to call the bureau’s investigation into Clinton’s email scandal not as an “investigation” but as a simple “matter.” According to Comey, the directives concerned and confused him. He also said that the way Lynch asked him to downplay such a matter, made him “queasy.”

On Sunday, CNN’s Brianna Keilar asked Feinstein: “He felt clearly that Loretta Lynch was giving cover to the Clinton campaign. Was she?”

“I can’t answer that,” Feinstein replied. “I would have a queasy feeling too, though, to be candid with you.”

The senator said, “I think we need to know more about that and there’s only one way to know about it and that’s to have the Judiciary Committee take a look at that.”

A ranking Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, Feinstein pressed that any investigation into Loretta Lynch’s alleged requests to Comey should be kept separate from the probe into Russia’s meddling with the 2016 presidential elections and any collusion between Moscow and the Trump campaign.

“I don’t think we should mix the two,” she said.

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Debbie Wasserman Schultz, former chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, hit back at critics of former President Obama’s plans to make high-priced speeches. The progressive wing of the Democratic Party has been criticizing Obama’s decision to speak at Wall Street forums for huge sums of money. Debbie Schultz made the remarks to Erin Burnett on CNN Tuesday.

“Let me ask you,” Burnett said, “Hillary Clinton as you know spoke today she as we all are aware was slammed during the campaign for taking millions of dollars from Wall Street for paid speeches. Right, people saw it as hypocritical, people saw it as unfair for someone who said they were going to stand up to the banks.”

“Now President Obama though, is being criticized by some of your fellow democrats for his decision to take $400,000 for a single speech to Wall Street,” she asked and showed videos of Democrats criticizing Obama. “Are they right?”

“I mean of all people to question whether or not,” Schultz answered, “question their commitment to getting money out of politics, to really making sure we restored the integrity to the political finance process. President Obama could not have done more.”

“But he’s talking about specifically about banks, right?” Burnett interjected.

“Look it is none of anyone’s business what someone who is a member of the private sector decides to accept as compensation,” Shultz added. “With all due respect to anyone who chooses to comment publicly on what Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, or anyone earns as a member of the private sector, it’s just like NYOB, it’s none of your business.”

“So even though the banks are bigger than they were, none of that matters to you at this point,” Burnett asked. “No bank CEOs went to jail…”

“No, look, those things are all offensive, no no no,” Schultz replied, “I agree, I think that there was a lot more that needed to happen to not only crack down on the big banks, but for there to be consequences for their actions. But as far as the compensation that a private citizen takes for a speech that they give, um, that’s not my concern nor any of our business.”

“I look more at the public record of someone like Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton,” she concluded, “and their public record is pristine. They both fought back against the big banks and their practices and I have every confidence in the service they provided.”

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obama

Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren (Mass.), the popular left-wing firebrand, made comments on a radio show regarding how “troubled” she was by reports that former President Barack Obama was to receive $400,000 for a speech at a Wall Street conference. She was speaking on SiriusXM’s “Alter Family Politics” radio show on Thursday.

“I was troubled by that,” Warren admitted. “One of the things I talk about in the book (“This Fight Is Our Fight: The Battle to Save America’s Middle Class”) is the influence of money. I describe it as a snake that slithers through Washington and that it shows up in so many different ways here in Washington.”

Democratic Senator Bernie Sanders (Vermont) and Warren are considered to be the leaders of the far-left, progressive wing of the Democratic party, and are quite popular for criticizing the more establishment wing for leaning towards Wall Street. In the Democratic primary, Sanders often condemned Hillary Clinton’s own history of receiving large sums of money in return for the speeches she gave to Wall Street bankers.

In a statement to CNN, Senior adviser to Obama, Eric Schultz, defended his actions.

“As we announced months ago, President Obama will deliver speeches from time to time,” it read. “Some of those speeches will be paid, some will be unpaid, and regardless of venue or sponsor, President Obama will be true to his values, his vision, and his record.”

“With regard to this or any speech involving Wall Street sponsors,” he added, “I’d just point out that in 2008, Barack Obama raised more money from Wall Street than any candidate in history — and still went on to successfully pass and implement the toughest reforms on Wall Street since FDR.”

President Obama has also penned a $60 million with Penguin Random House for a two-book deal.

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President Barack Obama added to his long list of pardoned criminals on December 19th of this year.

Seventy-nine individuals received a presidential pardon. The list includes a heavy dose of drug users and runners, like Robert Steven Warden who was convicted of possessing two grams of heroin and Robert Spencer Baines who was caught hauling 1,000 pounds of marijuana.

The list also includes forgers and bank embezzlers like Robin Shelley Soodeen.

Here is the full list of the pardon’s that took place on December 19th, 2016 provided by the Department of Justice.

President Obama is expected to make another round of pardons before leaving office and an internal debate is reportedly underway as to whether to pardon Hillary Clinton to protect her from future prosecution for crimes related to the Clinton Foundation and her email scandal.

Hillary aides are hesitant to accept a pardon if one were offered as it may be seen as an admission of guilt.

In the meantime, the following men and women are free to head home:

Ryan Michael Ashbrook
Offense: Possession with intent to distribute approximately 56 pounds of marijuana
District/Date: Southern District of Texas; September 8, 2000
Sentence: Three years’ probation, conditioned upon six months’ home confinement and performance of 200 hours of community service
Robert Spencer Baines
Offense: Conspiracy to possess, possession with intent to distribute over 1,000 pounds of marijuana
District/Date: District of Maine; July 31, 1986
Sentence: Six years’ imprisonment
Roy Darrell Benson
Offense: Bank fraud
District/Date: District of Oregon; January 30, 1995
Sentence: 18 months’ imprisonment; three years’ supervised release; $50,000 restitution
Theresa Marie Bishop, aka Teresa Clark
Offense: Knowingly disposing of a firearm to a person convicted of a crime punishable by a term of imprisonment exceeding one year (three counts); falsification of firearms purchase forms (two counts)
District/Date: Western District of Pennsylvania; December 8, 2006
Sentence: Three years’ probation, conditioned upon one year of home detention
Tavia Dion Blume
Offense: Possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute; use of a firearm in relation to a drug trafficking offense
District/Date: District of Montana; May 21, 1999
Sentence: 42 months’ imprisonment; three years’ supervised release (as amended July 12, 1999)
Bob Edward Bone
Offense: Conspiracy to manufacture in excess of 500 grams of methamphetamine
District/Date: Eastern District of Missouri; May 2, 2006
Sentence: One year and one day of imprisonment; two years’ supervised release
Philip Stephen Brown, aka Phil Brown
Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribution of methamphetamine
District/Date: District of Wyoming; May 11, 2000
Sentence: Five months’ imprisonment; three years’ supervised release, including five months’ home confinement
Jesse Daniel Burgher, aka Jessie Burgher
Offense: Possession with intent to distribute at least 100 kilograms of marijuana
District/Date: Southern District of Florida; September 8, 1989
Sentence: 60 months’ imprisonment; four years’ supervised release
Caryn Lynn Camp, fka Caryn Lynn Camp-Kenworthy
Offense: Wire fraud (10 counts); mail fraud (two counts); conspiracy to steal trade secrets; conspiracy to transport stolen goods; interstate transportation of stolen goods
District/Date: District of Maine; December 7, 1999
Sentence: Three years’ probation; $7,500 restitution
Randy Dale Cantu
Offense: Conspiracy; falsely making and forging endorsement on government bonds
District/Date: Southern District of Georgia; February 8, 1978
Sentence: Five years’ probation; $169.80 restitution
James Randolph Carter
Offense: Possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute
District/Date: Northern District of Oklahoma; May 30, 1991
Sentence: 60 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (as amended May 15, 1997)
Dolly Ann Chamberlain, aka Dolly Ann Taylor
Offense: Conversion of government money
District/Date: Eastern District of California; September 23, 2002
Sentence: 36 months’ probation, including 180 days of home confinement; $3,000 fine; $82,673.06 restitution
Tietti Onette Chandler, aka Tietti Chandler-Shelton
Offense: Embezzlement of mail matter by a postal employee
District/Date: Northern District of Mississippi; April 1, 1999
Sentence: Three years’ probation, conditioned upon the performance of 150 hours of community service
Larry Wayne Childress, Jr.
Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine (two counts)
District/Date: Eastern District of Arkansas; March 6, 1997
Sentence: One day of imprisonment; four years’ supervised release, including 12 months’ home detention (as amended November 13, 1997)
Kristi Lynn Coe, aka Kristi Lynn Coe-Hagan, fka Kristi Hinshaw
Offense: Mail fraud (mistakenly listed in the judgment as mail theft)
District/Date: Middle District of North Carolina; October 11, 2001
Sentence: Five years’ probation, conditioned upon four months’ home confinement; $17,785.72 restitution
Melissa Rae Conley, fka Melissa Faith
Offense: Aiding and abetting distribution of a detectable amount of methamphetamine
District/Date: Western District of Texas; January 24, 2007
Sentence: 18 months’ imprisonment; three years’ supervised release
Christopher John Darville
Offense: Making false statements to a federally insured financial institution
District/Date: Middle District of Louisiana; November 27, 2001
Sentence: One day of imprisonment; three years’ supervised release conditioned on three months’ home detention; $2,000 fine
Amanda Kucharski DeBlauw, fka Amanda Richmond
Offense: Distribution of heroin
District/Date: District of New Hampshire; November 29, 1999
Sentence: Five months’ imprisonment; three years’ supervised release, conditioned upon 11 months’ home detention
Lehi Victoria Dickey, aka Lahi Dickey, fka Lehi Dickey Bryant
Offense: Bank embezzlement
District/Date: Northern District of California; September 13, 1985
Sentence: Three years’ probation; $1,000 fine
Ronald Lee Eyler
Offense: Conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute in excess of one kilogram of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of cocaine
District/Date: District of Maryland; March 9, 1992
Sentence: Two years’ imprisonment
Michael Anthony Facchiano, Jr.
Offense: Mail fraud (two counts)
District/Date: Western District of Pennsylvania; February 22, 1985
Sentence: Six months’ imprisonment; five years’ probation; $2,000 fine
Theresa Renee Gardley, fka Theresa Renee Naper, fka Theresa Renee Thornton
Offense: Unlawful use of an unauthorized access device
District/Date: Southern District of Texas; December 9, 1988
Sentence: Three years’ imprisonment, suspended; five years’ probation, conditioned upon 200 hours of community service; $6,411 restitution
Karim Riad Georgy
Offense: Acquiring and possessing controlled substances by fraud, deception, or subterfuge
District/Date: Middle District of Florida; November 6, 2001
Sentence: Three years’ probation; $1,500 fine; $1,000 restitution (as amended January 28, 2002)
Donald Lee Gilbert
Offense: Interstate transportation of a stolen motor vehicle
District/Date: District of Maine; October 19, 1964
Sentence: Two years’ probation
Pamela Ann Golemba
Offense: Conspiracy to export cocaine
District/Date: District of Connecticut; December 15, 1989
Sentence: Three years’ probation, including six months’ house arrest; $2,500 fine
Richard Allen Graham
Offense: Destruction of mail matter by a postal employee
District/Date: Middle District of Florida; December 19, 2008
Sentence: One year of probation, including 25 hours of community service
Bobby Joseph Guidry, aka Bob Guidry
Offense: Conspiracy to import marijuana; conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute marijuana
District/Date: Southern District of Mississippi; March 4, 1988
Sentence: Three years’ imprisonment; five years’ probation; $1,000 fine
Edward John Hartman
Offense: Conspiracy (submitting false and fraudulent documents to FHA and VA)
District/Date: District of New Jersey; July 11, 1986
Sentence: Four months’ imprisonment; three years’ probation; $3,000 fine; unspecified restitution
William Bernie Heckle, Jr., aka Billy Heckle
Offense: Falsifying medical prescriptions and illegally dispensing controlled substances (Schedule II through Schedule V); dispensing prescription medication without a legitimate written order from a prescribing physician
District/Date: District of South Carolina; December 4, 1996
Sentence: 18 months’ imprisonment; three years’ supervised release
Juleen Nicole Henry
Offense: Conspiracy to distribute marijuana
District/Date: Eastern District of Michigan; April 23, 2001
Sentence: Time served (115 days’ imprisonment); two years’ supervised release
James Ralph Hoeckelman
Offense: Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute marijuana
District/Date: Western District of Pennsylvania; April 10, 1992
Sentence: 30 months’ imprisonment; three years’ supervised release (as amended April 18, 1997)
Ralph Allen Hoekstra, aka Ralph Alan Hoekstra
Offense: Importing wildlife contrary to law
District/Date: Central District of California; January 19, 2005
Sentence: One year of probation; $5,000 fine
Samuel Wesley Howze, aka Sala Udin
Offense: Unlawfully transporting firearms; possession of untaxpaid distilled spirits
District/Date: Western District of Kentucky; November 20, 1970
Sentence: Five years’ imprisonment
Herman Lamont Jackson
Offense: Possession with intent to distribute cocaine base and cocaine (two counts)
District/Date: Northern District of Ohio; March 29, 1999
Sentence: 63 months’ imprisonment; three years’ supervised release; $2,000 fine
Mark Edward Johnson
Offense: Conspiracy to import more than 100 kilograms of marijuana
District/Date: Western District of Texas; April 6, 2004
Sentence: 24 months’ imprisonment; three years’ supervised release, conditioned upon 200 hours of community service
Cathy Mae Jones, aka Cathy Mae Bennett
Offense: Conspiracy
District/Date: District of New Mexico; September 14, 2006
Sentence: Time served (nine days’ imprisonment); five years’ supervised release; $1,423.50 restitution
Fabius Romero Jones
Offense: Theft from interstate shipment
District/Date: Northern District of California; August 24, 1977
Sentence: One year of probation; $100 fine
Ricky Eugene Jones
Offense: Conspiracy to manufacture 5 grams or more of methamphetamine; attempt to manufacture 5 grams or more of methamphetamine; maintaining a place for manufacture of methamphetamine; possession with intent to distribute less than 5 grams of methamphetamine
District/Date: District of New Mexico; September 14, 2006
Sentence: Time served (42 days’ imprisonment); five years’ supervised release; $1,423.50 restitution
James Harold Keaton
Offense: Possession of a stolen firearm
District/Date: Western District of Virginia; November 9, 2007
Sentence: 30 months’ probation, conditioned upon 50 hours of community service
Dean Robert Kondo
Offense: Possession of counterfeit currency
District/Date: Northern District of California; July 19, 2000
Sentence: 12 months and one day of imprisonment; three years’ supervised release
Mary Ann Krauser, fka Mary Ann Iron Shield
Offense: Involuntary manslaughter
District/Date: District of North Dakota; June 1, 1982
Sentence: Three years’ imprisonment, suspended; five years’ probation
Emmanuel Gabriel Leeper
Offense: Possession with intent to distribute marijuana
District/Date: Eastern District of Missouri; April 9, 1993
Sentence: 151 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Keith Alan Little
Offense: Interception of electronic communications
District/Date: Western District of Texas; June 14, 1990
Sentence: Five years’ probation, including four months in a halfway house; $10,000 fine
Victoria Hunter Lowe
Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine
District/Date: Western District of Texas; July 18, 2006
Sentence: 46 months’ imprisonment; three years’ supervised release
Dawn Mascari, fka Dawn Steponavich
Offense: Aiding and abetting in illegal gambling operation
District/Date: District of Connecticut; April 23, 2002
Sentence: Three years’ probation, conditioned upon two months’ home confinement; $2,000 fine
James Willie McGrady, Jr.
Offense: Distribution of cocaine and aiding and abetting; distribution of cocaine in excess of 500 grams and aiding and abetting; possession of a firearm in the commission of a drug trafficking crime
District/Date: Eastern District of North Carolina; April 11, 1989
Sentence: 37 months’ imprisonment; four years’ supervised release; $5,000 fine; $1,000 restitution (as amended May 3, 1990)
John Frederick McNeely, Jr.
Offense: Receiving counterfeit government obligations
District/Date: Central District of California; July 27, 1970
Sentence: Three years’ probation
Kenneth Shannon Meadows, aka Kenny Shannon Meadows
Offense: Manufacture, assemble, modify, sell and distribute electronic devices for the unauthorized decryption of direct-to-home satellite television services
District/Date: Western District of Kentucky; August 25, 200
Sentence: Three years’ probation, conditioned upon six months’ home confinement; $36,424 restitution (3)
Roger Delos Melius
Offense: Conspiracy to submit false statements
District/Date: District of South Dakota; October 11, 2007
Sentence: Three years’ probation; $87,712.91 restitution (as amended December 17, 2007)
Samuel Nyamongo Mongare
Offense: Possession of false identification documents with intent to defraud the United States
District/Date: Western District of Texas; March 27, 2001
Sentence: Four months’ imprisonment; three years’ supervised release
Steven Odell Moon
Offense: Conspiracy to distribute and possess phenylacetic acid
District/Date: Northern District of Texas; January 24, 1991
Sentence: 60 months’ imprisonment; three years’ supervised release
George Bernard Moran
Offense: Conspiracy to import a substantial amount of marijuana into the United States; conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute an amount of marijuana over 1,000 pounds; subscribing to a false United States Income Tax Return
District/Date: District of Maine; May 11, 1984
Sentence: Eight years’ imprisonment
Thomas Whitfield Morris, Jr.
Offense: Conspiracy to import cocaine into the United States
District/Date: District of South Carolina; August 26, 1992
Sentence: Five years’ probation, conditioned upon 300 hours of community service
Christopher Muratore
Offense: Devising a scheme to defraud the United States of money and property and devising a scheme to deprive the United States Bankruptcy Court and the citizens of the United States of honest services
District/Date: Middle District of Florida; September 25, 2001
Sentence: 36 months’ probation, including six months’ home detention; $107,850 restitution
Serena Denise Nunn
Offense: Aiding and abetting in the attempt to possess with intent to distribute cocaine; possession with intent to distribute cocaine base; conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine
District/Date: District of Minnesota; April 11, 1990
Sentence: 188 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (sentence commuted)
Francis Joseph O’Hara, Sr.
Offense: Conspiracy to restrain, suppress and eliminate competition by rigging bids; conspiracy with others to knowingly and willfully make and use false documents containing false statements in matters within the jurisdiction of the Defense Personnel Support Command
District/Date: District of Maine; September 13, 1991
Sentence: Six months’ imprisonment; two years’ supervised release; $200,000 fine; $950,000 restitution
James Allen Palmatier
Offense: Possession with intent to distribute cocaine (mistakenly listed in the judgment as possession of cocaine)
District/Date: Northern District of Alabama; September 21, 1989
Sentence: 97 months’ imprisonment; four years’ supervised release, conditioned upon 300 hours of community service
Allen Wayne Parker
Offense: Officer of U.S. stealing property of another
District/Date: Western District of Arkansas; May 1, 1991
Sentence: Three years’ probation, conditioned upon an undetermined term of home confinement and five weekends of intermittent confinement; $1,000 fine
Robert Allen Petty
Offense: Distribution of methamphetamine
District/Date: Western District of Oklahoma; April 4, 1994
Sentence: 33 months’ imprisonment; three years’ supervised release
Benjamin Ramos
Offense: Conspiracy to transport and sell stolen goods (two counts)
District/Date: Southern District of New York; September 21, 2000
Sentence: Four years’ probation; $5,000 restitution
Erica Renee Ramos, fka Erica Renee DeVore, fka Erica Renee Ramirez
Offense: Use of a communication facility to facilitate a drug felony
District/Date: Middle District of Florida; February 20, 2003
Sentence: Two years’ probation
Doretha Doreen Rhone
Offense: Theft
District/Date: District of Columbia; March 14, 1989
Sentence: Three years’ probation; $3,060 restitution
Adam Philip Ricciardiello
Offense: Conspiracy to distribute marijuana
District/Date: District of Vermont; July 1, 2002
Sentence: Time served; three months’ residence in a community confinement center; four years’ supervised release, conditioned upon 200 hours of community service; $5,000 fine (as amended July 3, 2002 and January 28, 2003)
Ramon Escalera Sanchez
Offense: Possession of less than 500 grams of cocaine with intent to distribute
District/Date: Eastern District of Washington; September 19, 2003
Sentence: 27 months’ imprisonment; three years’ supervised release
Bryan Scot Sandquist
Offense: Felon in possession of a firearm
District/Date: District of Oregon; November 4, 2002
Sentence: 40 months’ imprisonment; three years’ supervised release
Heidi Kay Schmidt, fka Heidi Kay Watt
Offense: Conspiracy to distribute controlled substance
District/Date: District of Nebraska; June 30, 2005
Sentence: 30 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release, conditioned upon 250 hours of community service (as amended April 12, 2006)
Allen Thompson Sherwood
Offense: Conduct unbecoming an officer (shoplifting)
District/Date: United States Air Force general court-martial convened at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana; January 24, 1990
Sentence: Dismissal from service; four months’ confinement; forfeiture of $500 pay per month for four months; $5,000 fine
Kaseen Lathell Simmons, aka Ceno Smith
Offense: Possession with intent to distribute less than 50 kilograms of marijuana
District/Date: District of New Mexico; May 17, 1999
Sentence: 21 months’ imprisonment; two years’ supervised release
Brenda Lorene Sinclair, fka Brenda Lorene Pontius
Offense: Receiving, possessing, concealing and disposing of stolen money
District/Date: District of Oregon; October 27, 1986
Sentence: Ten years’ imprisonment; five years’ probation; $1,986 restitution
Michael Slavinsky
Offense: Misdemeanor illegal supplementation of salary by an employee of the United States
District/Date: District of Columbia; January 7, 1998
Sentence: Three years’ probation, conditioned upon performance of 50 hours of community service; $10,000 restitution
Richard Earl Smout
Offense: Possession of stolen mail
District/Date: District of Utah; November 20, 2001
Sentence: Time served (77 days’ imprisonment) and two years’ supervised release
Robin Shelley Soodeen
Offense: Bank embezzlement
District/Date: District of Columbia; October 2, 2001
Sentence: Eight months’ halfway house confinement; five years’ supervised release; $49,000 restitution
Pamela Joy Stokes
Offense: False Statement
District/Date: Eastern District of Michigan; May 3, 2006
Sentence: Two years’ probation, conditioned upon 120 days’ home confinement
Joseph Eugene Swies
Offense: Forgery of postal money orders
District/Date: Western District of Wisconsin; July 27, 1984
Sentence: Three years’ probation; $1,259.71 restitution
Shari Dee Trompke
Offense: Conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine
District/Date: District of Nebraska; April 17, 1997
Sentence: 36 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Jessica Ann Tyson, fka Jessica Ann Martin
Offense: Conspiracy to commit bank fraud
District/Date: Western District of Michigan; December 2, 1997
Sentence: Two years’ probation; $1,200 restitution
Robert Steven Warden
Offense: Simple possession of approximately two grams of heroin
District/Date: Central District of California; December 4, 1972
Sentence: One year of probation
Vera Mae Yurisich
Offense: Perjury
District/Date: Eastern District of Washington; April 30, 2007
Sentence: Three months’ imprisonment; three years’ supervised release

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Hillary is often given a pass with the media but one hilarious interview between two ferns had the Democratic candidate for president questioning her decision.

Between Two Ferns with Zack Galifianakis is a web series on the Will Ferrell site, Funny or Die.

The short interviews intentionally are made to be uncomfortable and the host Zack Galifianakis does a good job of playing the role of idiotic journalist.

Most of the videos are very funny and this one is not different. Watch as Hillary sits down with Zack Galifianakis.

She did take a shot at Trump with the “white power” tie comment, but she often resorts to race for humor.

Hillary wasn’t very funny and stands in sharp contrast to Obama’s performance on the show.

Who do you think did a better job, Hilary or Obama? Let us know in the comments below.

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Obama

President Obama inherited some problems from president Bush, but it will be nothing like the problems Obama leaves for the next president.

In the past eight years, Obama has created an environment that is almost certain to doom the next president’s first term.

The bad thing is, the future president isn’t the only one that will be dealing with the mess that Obama made, and we the people will be put in a bad spot as well.

We put together the top 10 major problems that Obama is leaving for the next president so you will know what is coming and who to blame.

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Ivanka

Ivanka Trump made a big splash at the RNC, but her comments when speaking with Gretta on Fox proves she is not afraid to mix it up, even with the president.

Ivanka and Gretta sat down for an interview this week, and the oldest daughter and Vice President at the Trump organization proved that she is one tough woman.

The interview started with some easy questions and we got to see the soft side of Ivanka, then Gretta asked about Obama’s comments.

The oldest daughter of Trump didn’t’ shy away from directly disagreeing with president and even taking shots at the “lies” in the media.

Watch the interview and see why people are saying that if Donald has this woman giving him advice, then he already has a better team than Hillary.

Ivanka shot down criticism and stood up for her father in a very dignified and confident way.

Donald did a good job in raising his kids, and they are doing a good job keeping him balanced.

Ivanka is a shining star on Trump’s team and the campaign should really consider getting her out in front of the camera and in front of crowds as often as possible.

What are your thoughts on Ivanka Trump and her roll in her father’s campaign? Let us know in the comments below.

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