Wednesday, July 27, 2016
TAX REFORM THAT WILL MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN
Wouldn't this Treaty Document Signed by Pres. William Clinton require Russia to give assistance in Criminal Investigations? We have been investigating Hillary's email deletion.
A Senate treaty document provides the text of the treaty as transmitted to the Senate, as well as the transmittal letter from the President, the submittal letter from the Secretary of State, and accompanying papers.
For complete and accurate display of this text, see the PDF.
[Senate Treaty Document 106-22] [From the U.S. Government Printing Office]
----------------------------------------------------------------------- 106th Congress Treaty Doc. 2d Session SENATE 106-22 _______________________________________________________________________ TREATY WITH RUSSIA ON MUTUAL LEGAL ASSISTANCE IN CRIMINAL MATTERS __________ MESSAGE from THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES transmitting TREATY BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION ON MUTUAL LEGAL ASSISTANCE IN CRIMINAL MATTERS, SIGNED AT WASHINGTON ON JUNE 17, 1999, AND A RELATED EXCHANGE OF NOTES February 10, 2000.--Treaty was read the first time, and together with the accompanying papers, referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations and ordered to be printed for the use of the Senate ------- U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE 79-118 WASHINGTON : 2000 LETTER OF TRANSMITTAL ---------- The White House, February 10, 2000. To the Senate of the United States: With a view to receiving the advice and consent of the Senate to ratification, I transmit herewith the Treaty Between the United States of America and the Russian Federation on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters, signed at Moscow on June 17, 1999. I transmit also, for the information of the Senate, a related exchange of notes and the report of the Department of State with respect to the Treaty. The Treaty is one of the series of modern mutual legal assistance treaties being negotiated by the United States in order to counter criminal activities more effectively. The Treaty should be an effective tool to assist in the prosecution of a wide variety of crimes, including terrorism, money laundering, organized crime and drug-trafficking offenses. The Treaty is self-executing. The Treaty provides for a broad range of cooperation in criminal matters. Mutual assistance available under the Treaty includes obtaining the testimony or statements of persons; providing documents, records and other items; serving documents; locating or identifying persons and items; executing requests for searches and seizures; transferring persons in custody for testimony or other purposes; locating and immobilizing assets for purposes of forfeiture, restitution, or collection of fines; and any other form of legal assistance not prohibited by the laws of the Requested Party. I recommend that the Senate give early and favorable consideration to the Treaty and give its advice and consent to ratification. William J. Clinton. LETTER OF SUBMITTAL
Hillary’s running mate addressed an important Democrat constituency on Monday—illegal aliens in the United States. Tim Kaine made sure he used Spanish when he promised Hillary will legalize illegals within the first 100 days of her administration.
From Fox News, the Latino version:
From Fox News, the Latino version:
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IRS Commissioner John Koskinen referred congressional charges of corrupt Clinton Foundation “pay-to-play” activities to his tax agency’s exempt operations office for investigation, The Daily Caller News Foundation has learned.
The request to investigate the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation on charges of “public corruption” was made in a July 15 letter by 64 House Republicans to the IRS, FBI and Federal Trade Commission (FTC). They charged the foundation is “lawless.”
The initiative is being led by Rep. Marsha Blackburn, a Tennessee Republican who serves as the vice chairwoman of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, which oversees FTC. The FTC regulates public charities alongside the IRS.
The lawmakers charged the Clinton Foundation is a “lawless ‘pay-to-play’ enterprise that has been operating under a cloak of philanthropy for years and should be investigated.”
Koskinen’s July 22 reply came only a week after the House Republicans contacted the tax agency. It arrived to their offices Monday, the first opening day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.
“We have forwarded the information you have submitted to our Exempt Organizations Program in Dallas,” Koskinen told the Republicans.
The Exempt Organization Program is the division of the IRS that regulates the operations of public foundations and charities. It’s the same division that was led by former IRS official Lois Lerner when hundreds of conservative, evangelical and tea party non-profit applicants were illegally targeted and harassed by tax officials.
Blackburn told TheDCNF she believes the IRS has a double standard because, “they would go after conservative groups and religious groups and organizations, but they wouldn’t be looking at the Clinton Foundation for years. It was as if they choose who they are going to audit and question. It’s not right.”
Blackburn said she and her colleagues will “continue to push” for answers on the Clinton Foundation’s governing policies, including its insular board of directors. She said they also will examine conflicts of interest and “follow the money trail.”
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Saturday, July 23, 2016
Thursday, July 21, 2016
Last night, the Town Council held its normal meeting. The following is a recap of events.
Under Good News & Recognition – The Town Council prepared a proclamation in support of Law Enforcement all around the country. Council Kolbe read the proclamation.
Under Council Orders, Resolutions & Ordinances –
1. Forfeiture Funds – Taser Purchase – The Council approved the Police Department to purchase an X-2 Taser for a price of $2051.93 by a vote of 6-0. Councilor Crafts was excused.
2. Loader Bond – The Council approved for a bond questions be placed on the November ballot. The bond is for the purchase of a loader for $150,000 and was approved by a vote of 6-0.
3. Road Bond – The Council approved for a bond questions be placed on the November ball. The bond is for road maintenance for $1,500,000 and was approved by a vote of 6-0.
4. Public Works Cab and Chassis – The Council accepted the bid by Freightliner and Western Star of Maine, Inc. in the amount of $81,872.00 by a vote of 6-0.
5. Sale of Town Property – The Council approved the sale of the old culverts removed from Moody Road for the cost of scrap metal by a vote of 6-0.
6. Personnel Policy Amendment – The Council approved the policy amendments by a vote of 6-0.
7. Planning Contract – The Council approved the renewal of the Town Planner for $20,000 by a vote of 6-0.
8. MMA Annual Election Official Ballot – The Council approved the MMA ballot by a vote of 6-0.
9. Carry Forwards – The Council approved the Town Managers recommendation of funds to be brought forward by a vote of 6-0.
10.Yard Sale Ordinance (2nd Reading) – The Council approved the Yard Sale Ordinance with amendments by a vote of 5-1 with Councilor Kolbe voting NO.
Under Other Business –
The Town Manager had no input. Dennis Douglas provided a report of the Code Enforcement Office. A press release was read to all.
On Monday night, the Town Council held a workshop to discuss three items: Charter Changes, Discontinued Roads, and Davis Street – Speed Bumps & Stop Signs.
The workshop started off by talking about what Charter Changes need to be placed on this year’s November ballot. Chairman Bickford opened by asking the Town Attorney about what has to be done to the Charter to allow citizens to vote on our Municipal Budget. The Attorney stated that it would require a major overhaul of the Charter. Next, Councilor Albert asked about trying to correct the confusion that occurred last year on the School Budget and what can be done to prevent a reoccurrence. The solution has not been resolved so the people need to watch for more. The Town Manager wants to recycle changes from last year that did not pass.
Next, the Council listened to Ryan Leighton talk about the town plowing private driveways and property. This is a continuation of the same discuss that each council has had for the past six years without any resolution. This year the Town Attorney advised that the town take action to notify these property owners that the town will no longer plow or maintain these accesses. Ryan Leighton was tasked to prepare a list of these properties and have the Town Manager contact property owners with notification of the town’s intentions.
The final item on the agenda was Davis Street and how to deal with the speeders. Chairman Bickford recommended putting a three-way stop sign in lieu of speed bumps. As in a workshop, the Council cannot take a binding vote but everyone informally agreed this was a good solution to try.
Now, as usual, Fern LaRochelle asked the Council to create a Route 196 committee to handle issues on Route 196. He also requested that the Match Grant funds of $50,000 be turned over to this group. Even though Fern LaRochelle was not on the agenda in accordance with the Council Working Rules, he was allowed to present this proposal. This was accepted by Chairman Bickford as one Good Old Boy to another.