Judicial Watch Most Corrupt Politicians Of 2007 – Clinton, Obama, Pelosi, Reid

1.  Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY):  In addition to her long and sordid ethics record, Senator Hillary Clinton took a lot of heat in 2007 – and rightly so – for blocking the release her official White House records.  Many suspect these records contain a treasure trove of information related to her role in a number of serious Clinton-era scandals.  Moreover, in March 2007, Judicial Watch filed an ethics complaint against Senator Clinton for filing false financial disclosure forms with the U.S. Senate (again).  And Hillary’s top campaign contributor, Norman Hsu, was exposed as a felon and a fugitive from justice in 2007.  Hsu pleaded guilt to one count of grand theft for defrauding investors as part of a multi-million dollar Ponzi scheme.

8.  Senator Barack Obama (D-IL):  A “Dishonorable Mention” last year, Senator Obama moves onto the “ten most wanted” list in 2007.  In 2006, it was discovered that Obama was involved in a suspicious real estate deal with an indicted political fundraiser, Antoin “Tony” Rezko.  In 2007, more reports surfaced of deeper and suspicious business and political connections  It was reported that just two months after he joined the Senate, Obama purchased $50,000 worth of stock in speculative companies whose major investors were his biggest campaign contributors.  One of the companies was a biotech concern that benefited from legislation Obama pushed just two weeks after the senator purchased $5,000 of the company’s shares.  Obama was also nabbed conducting campaign business in his Senate office, a violation of federal law.

9.  Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA):  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who promised a new era of ethics enforcement in the House of Representatives, snuck a $25 million gift to her husband, Paul Pelosi, in a $15 billion Water Resources Development Act recently passed by Congress.  The pet project involved renovating ports in Speaker Pelosi’s home base of San Francisco.  Pelosi just happens to own apartment buildings near the areas targeted for improvement, and will almost certainly experience a significant boost in property value as a result of Pelosi’s earmark.  Earlier in the year, Pelosi found herself in hot water for demanding access to a luxury Air Force jet to ferry the Speaker and her entourage back and forth from San Francisco non-stop, in unprecedented request which was wisely rejected by the Pentagon.  And under Pelosi’s leadership, the House ethics process remains essentially shut down – which protects members in both parties from accountability.

10.  Senator Harry Reid (D-NV):  Over the last few years, Reid has been embroiled in a series of scandals that cast serious doubt on his credibility as a self-professed champion of government ethics, and 2007 was no different.  According to The Los Angeles Times, over the last four years, Reid has used his influence in Washington to help a developer, Harvey Whittemore, clear obstacles for a profitable real estate deal.  As the project advanced, the Times reported, “Reid received tens of thousands of dollars in campaign contributions from Whittemore.”  Whittemore also hired one of Reid’s sons (Leif) as his personal lawyer and then promptly handed the junior Reid the responsibility of negotiating the real estate deal with federal officials.  Leif Reid even called his father’s office to talk about how to obtain the proper EPA permits, a clear conflict of interest.

Judicial Watch Announces List of Washington’s “Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians” for 2007 – Judicial Watch

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16 Responses to Judicial Watch Most Corrupt Politicians Of 2007 – Clinton, Obama, Pelosi, Reid

  1. bleakhouses says:

    A few years ago I decided that the best way to invest was to invest in what the Senators were investing in. I could find vague info years behind. I knew it going in, but I thought I would give it a try.

  2. Hugh K says:

    1. Senator Hillary Clinton – “Research shows the presence of women raises the standards of ethical behavior and lowers corruption.”

    8. Senator Barack Obama – “…Not even a smidgen of corruption.”

    9. Rep Nancy Pelosi – “We are not going back to the failed policies of the past. We are fighting for the middle class!”

    10. Sen Harry Reid – “There is no more important task in Washington than cleaning up the culture of corruption.”

  3. Gail Combs says:

    So where the heck was the media on all this dirt? What happen to the Muckrakers?

    Oh, yeah, they were busy calling Ron Paul loony-toons and then digging up women who would say Herman Cain had done the naughty with them. (I really really would like to see the full financials on those women for the last decade.) and any other reasonable republican candidates. Therefore we ended up with McCain and Romney.

    Given a choice of ‘loony-toons ‘ Ron Paul or batsh!t crazy John McCain, I would take Ron.

    Given a choice of Herman Cain and RINO Romney, I would take Herman. Too bad the MSM made darn sure we never really got that choice.

    • rah says:

      A nice little piece that is going around that has some merit I think.

      One 82-year-old lady loves Obama and she may have a very good point. She says that Obama is amazing, and is rebuilding the American dream!

      She gives us an entirely new slant on the “amazing” job Obama is doing, and she says that she will thank God for the President. Keep reading for her additional comments and an explanation. When discussing Obama, she says:

      1. Obama destroyed the Clinton Political Machine, driving a stake through the heart of Hillary’s presidential aspirations – something no Republican was ever able to do.

      2. Obama killed off the Kennedy Dynasty – no more Kennedys trolling Washington looking for booze and women wanting rides home.

      3. Obama is destroying the Democratic Party before our eyes! Dennis Moore had never lost a race. Evan Bayh had never lost a race. Byron Dorgan had never lost a race. Harry Reid – soon to be GONE! These are just a handful of the Democrats whose political careers Obama has destroyed. By the end of 2014, dozens more will be gone. Just think, in December of 2008 the Democrats were on the rise. In two election cycles, they had picked up 14 Senate seats and 52 House seats. The press was touting the death of the Conservative Movement and the Republican Party. However, in just one year, Obama put a stop to all of this and gave the House and the Senate – back to the Republicans.

      4. Obama has completely exposed liberals and progressives for what they are. Sadly, every generation seems to need to re-learn the lesson on why they should never actually put liberals in charge. Obama is bringing home
      the lesson very well: Liberals tax, borrow and spend. Liberals won’t bring themselves to protect America. Liberals want to take over the economy. Liberals think they know what is best for everyone. Liberals are not happy until they are running YOUR life.

      5. Obama has brought more Americans back to conservatism than anyone since Reagan. In one year, he has rejuvenated the Conservative Movement and brought out to the streets millions of freedom loving Americans. Name one other time when you saw your friends and neighbors this interested in taking back America!

      6. Obama, with his “amazing leadership,” has sparked the greatest period of sales of firearms and ammunition this country has seen. Law abiding citizens have rallied and have provided a “stimulus” to the sporting goods
      field while other industries have failed, faded, or moved off-shore.

      7. In all honesty, one year ago I was more afraid than I have been in my life. Not afraid of the economy, but afraid of the direction our country was going. I thought, Americans have forgotten what this country is all
      about. My neighbors and friends, even strangers, have proved to me that my lack of confidence in the greatness and wisdom of the American people has been flat wrong.

      8. When the American people wake up, no smooth talking teleprompter reader can fool them! Barack Obama has served to wake up these great Americans! Again, I want to say: “Thank you, Barack Obama!” After all, this is exactly the kind of hope and change we desperately needed!!

      9. He made Jimmy Carter happy since Jimmy is no longer the worst president we’ve ever had.
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      And I would add a #10. The stock of the old press that has provided cover for all the corruption and has done and is still doing their very best to advance the progressive agenda, is at an all time low.

  4. Robertv says:

    Would needs ISIS if you have politicians like these. O wait ISIS (like Bin Laden)was created and is funded by politicians like these.

    But don’t think republicans are any better.

  5. Robertv says:

    Or the british deadly virus.

  6. philjourdan says:

    ANd those are the leaders of the left.

  7. John M says:

    Why not the most current list? Three of the four on your short list are still there, plus some wonderful new additions. http://www.judicialwatch.org/press-room/press-releases/judicial-watch-announces-list-of-washingtons-ten-most-wanted-corrupt-politicians-for-2013/

    • rah says:

      On the bright side we have seen half of the Senators that voted for Obama Care either announce their retirement or get defeated in the last election. Landrieu just went down in flames. Since the progressives in the party eliminated the Blue dogs we now see the fruit such intolerance has borne. Democrat senators in the deep south have become an extinct species.

      They’re trying to blame it all on Obama but the fact is that the progressives helped make their own bed by eliminating the Blue Dogs and then shoving the “Affordable Health Care Act” down the throats of the American people even though about every poll taken showed it did not (and still doesn’t) have popular support. And since it passed with the absolute minimum of votes required in the Senate every single senator that voted for it could be described as having been the deciding vote.

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