On November 4, 2016 the Department of Justice did a press release on suing DIRECTV for “Orchestrating Information Sharing Agreements with Three Competitors.” Declaring that it performed “Unlawful Information Sharing (which) Contributed to Blackout that Deprived Many Fans of Opportunity to Watch Los Angeles Dodgers on TV for Last 3 Seasons. The Department of Justice sued DIRECTV and its corporate successor, AT&T Inc., today for acting as the ringleader of a series of unlawful information exchanges between DIRECTV and three of its competitors – Cox Communications Inc., Charter Communications Inc. and AT&T – during the companies’ negotiations to carry SportsNet LA, which holds the exclusive rights to telecast almost all live Dodgers games in the Los Angeles area.
“The lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, alleges that DIRECTV unlawfully exchanged competitively-sensitive information with Cox, Charter and AT&T during the companies’ negotiations for the right to telecast the Dodgers Channel. Specifically, the complaint alleges that DIRECTV and each of these competitors agreed to and did exchange non-public information about their companies’ ongoing negotiations to telecast the Dodgers Channel, as well as their companies’ future plans to carry – or not carry – the channel. The complaint also alleges that the companies engaged in this conduct in order unlawfully to obtain bargaining leverage and to reduce the risk that they would lose subscribers if they decided not to carry the channel but a competitor chose to do so. The complaint further alleges that the information learned through these unlawful agreements was a material factor in the companies’ decisions not to carry the Dodgers Channel. The Dodgers Channel is still not carried by DIRECTV, Cox or AT&T.”
While I have no skin in this sport or communication game considering I am not a sports enthusiast, I find it highly ironic that they have been refusing and even going so far as to threaten investigations underway to indict the Clinton Foundation with all of its alleged violations including tax status and filings. How does a sports information sharing problem rank higher in today’s most important judicial division for our government than National Security and the possible RICCO actions or corruption of a foundation that was set up under 501(c)3 as a “presidential library” rather than a world charity?
Answer – Loretta Lynch and her direct relationship with the executive in the oval office.
Judicial Watch Uncovers Clinton Emails With Pay to Play Revelations
August 12, 2016
“This week we released 296 pages of State Department records containing 44 email exchanges not previously turned over to the State Department. This brings the known total to 171 of new Clinton emails that were not part of the 55,000 pages of emails that Clinton turned over. These records further appear to contradict statements by Clinton that, “as far as she knew,” all of her government emails were turned over to the State Department…
Clinton’s top aides’ favors for and interactions with the Clinton Foundation seem in violation of the ethics agreements that Hillary Clinton agreed to in order to be appointed and confirmed as Secretary of State. For example, Secretary of State-designate Hillary Clinton on January 5, 2009, wrote in a letter to State Department Designated Agency Ethics Official James H. Thessin:
“For the duration of my appointment as Secretary if I am confirmed, I will not participate personally and substantially in any particular matter involving specific parties in which The William J. Clinton Foundation (or the Clinton Global Initiative) is a party or represents a party….”
Front Page Mag: OBAMA DOJ: HANDMAIDEN OF CLINTON CORRUPTION, “How the Clinton machine is perverting U.S. federal law enforcement to shield Hillary”, Joseph Klein 11/03/2016
“The Obama Department of Justice has been corruptly aiding and abetting the Democratic Party’s presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton, to escape legal accountability for her actions. From Attorney General Loretta Lynch on down through the Justice Department’s political ranks, the Department has blocked the FBI from searching for the truth and following the evidence of potential criminality to its logical conclusion. Whether it is Hillary’s use of a private e-mail server while serving as Secretary of State or her involvement in the pay-for-play Clinton enterprise known as the Clinton Foundation, the Obama administration is applying a banana republic-style double standard to pervert justice and the rule of law in order to shield her.”
WSJ: Secret Recordings Fueled FBI Feud in Clinton Probe – Agents thought they had enough material to merit aggressively pursuing investigation into Clinton Foundation, By Devlin Barrett and Christopher M. Matthews, Updated Nov. 2, 2016
“Secret recordings of a suspect talking about the Clinton Foundation fueled an internal battle between FBI agents who wanted to pursue the case and corruption prosecutors who viewed the statements as worthless hearsay, people familiar with the matter said.”
Law News:DOJ Blocked FBI Investigation Into Potential Public Corruption at Clinton Foundation, by Chris White, August 11th, 2016.
“Top officials at the Department of Justice reportedly denied the FBI’s request to conduct an investigation into potential public corruption at the Clinton Foundation earlier this year.
CNN Justice Correspondent Pamela Brown reported on Thursday that a bank notified the FBI with concerns about suspicious activity surrounding accounts associated with a foreign donor to the Clinton Foundation.”
Brown says at the meeting there was disagreement between the DOJ field offices and the main Justice Department officials over whether an investigation should be opened. The top DOJ officials argued against opening the investigation and ultimately squashed efforts to move forward with the proposed probe.
However, Brown’s report also indicates that the DOJ investigation into Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe was also discussed at this meeting. Top DOJ officials reportedly gave permission for the case involving McAuliffe to go forward.
On and on, one can plumb any service on internet and find dozens of articles, blogs, opinions and more that relate directly to the fact that Loretta Lynch has violated her oath of office –
“I (name), do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and
defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies,
foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to
the same; that I take this obligation freely without any mental
reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully
discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So
help me God.”
There is no place in that oath that states I will uphold and preserve the rights of the Obamas or Clintons to be above the laws enacted by our country.