What do Big Pharma, Big Tobacco, Watergate, the Mafia’s “Las Vegas Ledger,” Corruption in Government, Organized Crime, Solicitation,
and other such Sleaze all have in common? Utah’s Infamous, Retired, Rent-a-Senator…
Orrin HatchUtah Standard News’ headline picture above with
Publisher Ed Wallace’s note following:
“If one has any grasp of the last 4 decades, an interest in politics, intrigue and corruption, this story contains information about Watergate, Nixon, Hatch, Utah and a host of other individuals and circumstances that has never been told before. It likely will never be equaled in its variety and authenticity again. It is a story told by an investigator who has had unprecedented private and personal access to people and events that have happened in our lifetime. Wayne exposes conduct that is shameful, inappropriate, obscene, unlawful, questionable, complicit and corrupt. He attributes much of this conduct to Hatch, Leahy, Mueller and a number of Utah’s Revered Goodfellas and elites. Of necessity, the only way this story could be told is in the first person. It is best read on a laptop or desktop computer.”
We acknowledge and thank The Utah Standard News and Ed Wallace for giving of his time and the paper’s space to publish our stories. The News is a fearless advocate for a return to the Rule of Law and Good Governance. We are honored to be listed among its columnists.
“Ye Generation of Vipers”
“Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell?” Matthew 23:33
The Swamp was a Puddle until The Scion of Superficiality, Senator Orrin Hatch and his Goodfellas, Slithered into the Swill of it. (With grammatical abandon we puckishly “smithy” words to be purposefully tuned to our readers’ anxious ears.)
Our “yarn spinning” needs a solid setting. We’ll get to and expose Hatch soon enough. In the meantime, building solid props is paramount for the production and show that is to follow.
The reader’s (your) life is about to be confronted and energized by our characters, narratives, and visuals. Put the kiddies to bed and read on. Be warned! All that follows is …
NOT nice and NOT clean and NOT prim, and NOT proper.
“There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root….” Henry David Thoreau
From the early 1900s to 1970 there were plenty of “Goodfellas” and their schemes to go around our Nation. However, the flood from puddle to swamp only became a torrent and veritable Tsunami after Watergate and subsequent fallout. Watergate was the seminal event that exposed an underbelly of insidious, political corruption. After the Watergate mess, the Goodfellas learned to carefully operate with anonymity and impunity. They learned to “game” the system to the extent that few from their upper echelons ever went to jail again.
“Goodfellas” video clip
Herein, we extend the definition, and extend the scope and reach of mere mafia murderers to “Goodfellas” on all sides and even in the middle of the political and social spectrum.
Our “Goodfellas” are just as obscene today as were the characters from the movie in its day.
Those who would subvert the Rule of Law and Good Governance in service of “self” are no more righteous than Mafia murderers. They are our Goodfellas. They have earned all the shame and scorn we can muster and heap on them.
Our “Goodfellas” are much like the “The Gang that Couldn’t Shoot Straight” below.
They are stumbling, bumbling, wannabe’ pretenders…little oligarchs…an unimpeded power elite enjoying a bottomless cornucopia of unprotected spoils…an aberrant, arrogant progeny of a fractured political system.
They are conceived, nurtured and operate far removed from the original intent of the framers and founders of this Nation. They have subverted the “Rule of Law” and ravaged Benjamin Franklin’s vision and proposition that we could enjoy a “… republic if we could [sic] keep it” in the video below.
The Goodfellas have infiltrated, permeated and presumed the right to manipulate every aspect of business, military, industry, finance, education , entertainment, law, and religion in Utah.
And…as a result of their controlling and financing our election processes and our own history of slavish submission…we are relegated to choosing between the horrible and the despicable at the ballot box.
Finally, were it not for political interference, influence, compromise, and corruption…Utah and Federal Investigators, Prosecutors and Judges would/could have more effectively and efficiently pursued the investigations, prosecutions and convictions of these, our very own, home grown, Utah, Goodfellas. “We have met the enemy and he is us!” Walt Kelly & Pogo
With no reservation for party or politics, for us the term “Goodfellas” includes Republicans, Democrats, Moderates, Socialists, Leftists, Communists, Klansmen, anyone. Does the reader get the picture? The picture should be clear that our focus is on the Rule of Law regardless of who subverts it.
[Hyperlinks are blue words and phrases whereunder lay veritable gold mines of data, videos, and other verifying information. Simply “click” on them to access that which tantalizingly awaits the reader. An asterisk * near a hyperlink or video means it is key to understanding the narrative and background surrounding or attached to it. Other hyperlinks may be repetitious or only ancillary to the whole.]
We feel a story coming on…a story that is verifiable yet admittedly biased and subjective. Our story requires the repeated use of the “first person.” The writer’s experience and proximity to the events in the story that follows demands a personal telling of it. There is no other way to begin the story and build it logically and accurately to an “Orrin Hatch” conclusion.
In 1970, I became an FBI Agent.
My father was beside himself. He was an old timer, a unionist and he hated the FBI. My mother, a Director J. Edgar Hoover worshiper and staunch Southern Baptist, wouldn’t believe that I could ever become an FBI Agent. My churlish adolescent mischief and beer drinking ways hadn’t gone down well with Mother. Suffice it to say, I had been a problem child as far as she and our Pastor were concerned.
The only time Mother visited us in Utah was when I graduated from the University. Personally for her, it was irresistibly compelling to attend my graduation. She would believe only her eyes that I could ever earn a degree…the first in the family to do so. While I was an FBI Agent, she visited us in California only once and that was shortly after she learned that Director Hoover sent a letter of commendation and a $150 incentive award to me for arresting a bank robber.
As for the arrest, after a high speed chase running red traffic lights as fast as the ol’ Bureau car would go, I lurched into a Watts’ neighborhood and collared the guy and later his driver.
Mother flew from Salem, Oregon to Los Angeles, got off the airplane and immediately demanded, “Let me see that letter!” She promptly spit on her finger and slopped it across the ink smearing Hoover’s sacred signature. She seemed satisfied with her amateur analysis and reluctantly acknowledged that her wayward son was truly an FBI Agent.
Nearly 50 years later, the signature is fading because of the acid in her spit. Some things never change. Over the years we had come to understand that the literal and metaphorical application of her acidic spit targeted to rub out dirt, targeted to children’s scrapes and scratches, targeted to polish glasses and silverware was strange evidence of her matronly duty and love.
I’ll admit it. Director J. Edgar Hoover scraped the bottom of the barrel when he scooped me up and made an Agent out of me. Somehow, mostly by accident, I concluded my six years of service with honor, success and a number of Director’s letters of commendation to prove it.
As an FBI Agent, I worked Bank Robbery, Kidnapping, Hijacking and some Organized Crime cases in Los Angeles. During my first year in LA, there were over 250 bank robberies. Yahoo! What an absolutely wonderful merry-go-round that duty was. I enjoyed a lively collection of bank robbers in my caseload, a family of four feisty children, a lovely and dearly beloved wife, a Master’s Degree nearly completed and all the positives any young man of my past, inclination and preference could envision.
There I was. Special Agent Wayne L. Wickizer…”Wick”…the hick from the sticks…a Beverly Hillbilly agent mole in the FBI’s Los Angeles Division.
My life as an FBI Agent was above and beyond the fantasies I had ever conjured as a farm boy, ranch hand, day laborer, logger, Air Force Sergeant and faceless, nondescript nobody.
Attorney General Mitchell turned off the wiretap.
One early morning on the FBI’s 14th floor of the Federal Building in Los Angeles as I was preparing to go roust a bank robber from the warmth of his cozy digs, my whole being, self and psyche was suddenly shifted from naïve to cynic. I had been oblivious to the politics of the day other than to grouse about a thing or two that was happening around the Nation and World. My focus was intensely on family, the FBI, School and other matters close at hand and home. That morning and the event of it set me on a trajectory from which I have never recovered.
The 14th floor was divided into office spaces for supervisors, storage and other work rooms and the “bullpens.” Our particular “bullpen” housed dozens of agents who were about equally divided between the bank robbery (BR) squads and the organized crime (OC) squads. On this morning in the early 1970s, there were just two of us in the bullpen. I was on the Bank Robbery side and George (that’s what we’ll call him) was on the Organized Crime side of the bullpen. It was 6am in Los Angeles and 9am in Washington, DC. George was on the phone with Washington. As I recall, he was obviously extremely angry about the conversation he’d just terminated.
Stupid bank robbers.
We Bank Robbery agents were chasing dumb assed, drugged out, shoot ’em up dregs of society and not much if anything that we did was confidential. On the other hand, Organized Crime Agents worked wiretaps and top echelon criminal informants. Most of what they did was appropriately classified confidential and shared only on a need to know basis.
George finished his conversation with Washington, D.C. and out of character, he came out of his confidential compartment and stomped over to me growling, “They turned off my tap! They turned off my tap!” I said nothing just letting him ramble and vent. The story that he told – as he opened the door and led me into his secret world – was that he had been collecting information from a court ordered wiretap…information that was incriminating of President Richard Nixon’s relationship with Organized Crime and the Teamsters Union. His conversation with Washington that morning included orders from Attorney General John Mitchell to, “Turn off the tap.” As history records, Mitchell was subsequently indicted, convicted and jailed for committing multiple crimes in the Watergate affair. Visit HERE for the ultimate in Watergate timelines. George’s months of painstaking investigation and reportage had vanished with the stroke of Mitchell’s politically poisoned pen. My own youthfully, naïve politics were ravaged that day. The rogue remaining that I am today is eternally conflicted by the cynicism and doubt born on that day. The doubt is about the possibility of an equitable Administration of Justice and the Rule of Law and Good Governance in the United States of America.
Regardless of the abrupt political awakening, I went on to thoroughly enjoy service in the FBI. I completed a Master’s Degree and was assigned as the Assistant Supervisory Special Agent in the FBI’s San Fernando Valley office. All was well until one day after finishing up the preliminary investigation of a bank robbery in the Valley, I was stuck in a traffic jam on the 405 freeway. For nearly an hour, I tried desperately to get to the next bank robbery in Los Angeles. Dispatch was yelling at me over the radio to “get moving” and I was stuck with no choice but to stay stuck.
Having a paranormal event or a “vision” isn’t an experience most folks are too comfortable talking about and neither am I. That experience became mine in a Los Angeles traffic jam. It was in the form of a simple question and not really visual. A voice in my heart and mind softly asked, “What are you going to say when your Father-in-heaven calls you into a meeting with him and asks, ‘What did you do with your time on Earth my son?'” Am I to report that a large measure of my time was spent in Los Angeles traffic jams?
That night Sheri and I sat down and began plans to return to Utah, resume our lives as educators and raise our children among their grandparents, aunts and uncles, cousins and other kin…plenty of them if you can imagine being related to families in Utah.
Denono tale clamoring to get out.
It’s an “aside” yet critically important to our title “… ye generation of vipers ….”
The FBI delighted in assisting State and local agencies. Proof of this is in the National Academy for Law Enforcement Officers and decades of training and professional services offered by the Bureau. This is good and works an advantage for all concerned. One such service involves the apprehension of criminals who have fled State and local jurisdictions. The FBI works Unlawful Flight to Avoid Prosecution cases with vigor. Many of these cases involve criminals wanted for serious and violent crimes. I was the Assistant Senior Resident Agent and as such was tasked with investigations and arrests that involved crimes of violence. I was assigned to arrest Gerald Joseph DeNono a fugitive from Nevada wanted for arson.
A team led by my partner Special Agent Phil Walter actually arrested DeNono, and I became one of a number of his de-briefers. Pausing here to remind the reader, we are focused on “The Swamp was a “puddle” until The Scion of Superficiality Senator Orrin Hatch and his fellow Goodfellas swam into the swill of it.” Were we not so narrowly focused on Hatch and the Goodfellas, we’d take a walk through one of the most engaging and intriguing of all criminal justice stories…the DeNono story…but not this time. We will, however, connect DeNono preliminarily to this work because he and an amazing document are at the center.
We carefully debriefed DeNono and from then to this very day he trusts me. Some weeks after his arrest, an FBI, Los Angeles expert in Organized Crime matters took over the debriefings along with attorney James Twitty from the Federal Organized Crime Task Force. Thereafter, an iron curtain of secrecy enshrouded DeNono and the information he was providing. As an aside, we later learned that Twitty went to work for gaming interests in Las Vegas…the same Goodfellas he was supposed to be prosecuting as a Strike Force attorney. According to California records, Twitty was later disbarred.
Gold Ore Unique Specimen.
One event that should be included here involves DeNono’s theft of a priceless “chunk” of pure white quartz containing gold flakes and nuggets embedded throughout. Now when I say “chunk,” I mean a basketball sized specimen. I recovered a small handful of the specimen after it had been broken down. I actually held it in my hand and imagined the forces of nature that had created its magnificence. The original, basketball sized chunk of gold ore was almost as priceless and rare as a Mona Lisa.
DeNono was something of an “outrider.” He operated in a Las Vegas gang called Diversified Business Developers (DBD) headed by, at that time, a sitting judge, the crooked Robert Reed. DBD and Judge Reed encouraged DeNono to “off the ore.” The ore had been transported from Grass Valley CA where it was mined to Midland Texas where it was to have been auctioned off. DeNono traveled to Midland in the Judge’s car and stole the ore.
Mission complete, DeNono and DBD tried to market the ore but it was far too hot! Much like trying to steal and then sell the Mona Lisa, no one was buying it. DeNono took it to the Fazio Organized Crime family in Florida. They didn’t want it. He took it to Carlos Marcello’s outfit in New Orleans and they didn’t want it. Finally he brought it back to Las Vegas. The gold specimen stayed in the trunk of the Judge’s car until Richard Eugene McClune was given the task to break it down and extract the gold for its monetary value only.
Some time after the above, we arrested DeNono and began the debriefing. In the process and among other crimes, he confessed to an attempted bank burglary naming his accomplice Richard Eugene McClune. We arrested McClune and guess what? He still had a small chunk of the ore in his possession. Based on this, we set out to obtain search warrants for Judge Reed’s car. In doing so, we tried to coordinate with Las Vegas FBI and asked them to serve the warrants and vacuum the car’s trunk. Even before this, we had been thwarted by the Las Vegas FBI in our work to solve crimes identified by DeNono. The response to our request to have the Judge’s trunk vacuumed was, “We don’t have a vacuum cleaner.” After that, any communication with Las Vegas FBI was routed through Headquarters in Washington, D.C. and the Director…the only way we could get a decent response from Nevada.
Our history with the Nevada FBI and Attorney General Mitchell’s conduct added to the writer’s angst over the Federal Justice System.
During the time that DeNono was available to us in our co-operative debriefings of him, we were able to identify and help clear a number of criminal cases. Once more we remind the reader that the DeNono story is far too robust to begin here. Even years after being convicted and sentenced, DeNono was instrumental in the conviction of several well known Organized Crime figures. His story is not yet told in its fullness but we’ll attempt it soon.
All throughout our debriefings of him, DeNono kept hinting about a document that he possessed secretly left in the custody of a trusted associate. He suggested that this document contained critical information of inestimable value sufficient to provide him with leverage in the cases against him. This document became known as “The Las Vegas Ledger.”
The “Las Vegas Ledger” is a binder containing a number of hand posted entries on ledger book pages that reflect financial events and activities between and among Las Vegas gambling, Organized Crime Individuals and crime families, the Teamsters Union and political Goodfellas to include Nixon and the Watergate gang. It’s easy to understand DeNono’s reliance on The Ledger as a possible bargaining tool. The process of submitting The Ledger to authorities came later and involved me…one of only two Agents of the Government that DeNono ever really trusted and trusts to this day.
We’ll shift gears slightly now and lightly touch on another small part of the DeNono story that we can tell. Then we’ll move onward and downward to Orrin Hatch.
In 1976 after graduating with my Master’s Degree from California Lutheran University, I left the FBI to return to Utah and teach school. For the next two years, I taught High School Sweathogs…yes…Sweathogs…I was assigned to teach English to the Football players, Soccer players, Hockey Players, and Cheerleaders. These rowdy kids captured my heart and do believe, regardless of their conduct from time to time, they felt the same about me. They were a pretty “salty” bunch, yet I was determined to make an impact on their lives and ability to communicate. We did fairly well in regards to both. I told my classes about DeNono and they all wanted to write to him. He was moved from place to place in the Federal System, yet we chased him down with our letters. His counsel and advice was precisely what many of my rascally students needed and still after more than 30 years they remember his lessons and letters.
The Utah Attorney General’s Office.
In 1978, former FBI Agent Ron Todd who was the Chief Special Agent for the Utah Attorney General recruited me from Utah Education to work Organized Crime, White Collar Crime and Corruption in Government cases with his Division’s Agents. This was an ideal placement for me because of the inequities I had encountered in the Justice System. I believed that I could put Goodfellas from the “suites” in jail for a change and not just the little guys from the streets. I wanted to make a difference in society by sending Goodfellas to jail.
My introduction to the Utah Attorney General’s Criminal Justice Division was somewhat troubling. The other agents were experienced and well educated, but their experience and education was more suited to the Division’s charter than was mine. Several had MBAs and extensive financial crimes investigation experience. I had neither. My forte’ had been crimes of violence and fugitive matters. However, I hit the ground running but in combat boots when in fact the race required track shoes. Were it not for Sid Neslen, I would have fallen out.
Sid Neslen was an old timer…a much beloved “Uncle” to the Division’s agents and gentleman from the WWII era. He had little or no Criminal Justice experience before becoming an Agent for the Utah Attorney General. However, the skills he did have in abundance were those that I needed most desperately. Sid had been a businessman in Utah for decades. His work at the AG’s office was a hobby job for him. As important as his knowledge of finance and business was, Sid knew the Utah players…all of them…from attorneys to judges to brokers to the perpetual scam artists who cycled through the courts.
I stuck to Sid like glue and am forever grateful for his friendship and mentoring. Sid was the only reason I survived and learned to thrive in the AG’s office. I studied and studied, attended every in-service and seminar I could find, and eventually learned that the simplest course of action was to follow the money. Of course twists and nuances along the way kept me on a perpetual learning curve. Even though I experienced considerable success and was delighted with the mission, I always felt inadequate to the task. Perhaps my feelings of “inadequacy” were like a necessary, never ending dose of humility that kept me centered and on task. No matter the obstacle, I never gave up even in the face of extreme, political resistance.
The Las Vegas Ledger comes to Utah.
In the meantime, I continued a correspondence with DeNono and eventually he, trusting no one in the FBI or Strike Force, asked me what he should do with the Las Vegas Ledger.
In the interim, DeNono had been sentenced to several life sentences for homicides he had committed or participated in and he was hoping that if he brought The Ledger forward it would provide him some leverage. I told DeNono that if he wanted to preserve the custody and integrity of The Ledger for himself, he (through his intermediary) should offer to submit four or five pages to the FBI at a time. Those pages could be examined by the FBI Laboratory, returned and then four of five more pages could be submitted. That process was followed with exactness until such time as it came to submit the pages mentioning Nixon and the Watergate gang. Those original pages, even though DeNono demanded their return, were never returned by the Bureau. Thankfully, all of the pages were copied by DeNono’s helper. The challenge remaining was to authenticate and verify the information that was in The Ledger. More specifically, we wanted to know who wrote or transcribed it? To this day, that question has never been answered.
Trouble at the FBI Laboratory.
The FBI Laboratory could not, did not or would not identify a host of fingerprints found on The Ledger and handwriting thereon with samples from known subjects and suspects. I say “would not” because of what Dr. Whitehurst has to say about the FBI Lab Scandal.*
The above video gets an asterisk.* See also here* for more revealing issues at the FBI laboratory. We submit that there is reasonable cause to disbelieve the FBI and its Laboratory’s claim that they could not connect persons to The Ledger.
We believe those reasons were political and will be amplified later. Suffice it to say that in the debriefing of a Mafiosi such as DeNono, it’s a “given” that the truth will be mingled with a variety of conflicting statements, loss of memory, misleading, disseminating, deflecting and obfuscating. It’s the Agent’s task to get to the truth and resist the temptation to rant too much about the subject’s lies and deflections.
Early on, we learned that emotionally confronting DeNono served no purpose for us and would have introduced unnecessary conflict shutting him up. When we disbelieved him, we told him so but went on to work on the matters that could be verified. We followed that template and managed to solve crimes and build trust. DeNono promoted several stories about the origins of The Ledger. More important than the origins, the details in The Ledger that could have led to other investigations were timely and critical.
On September 20, 1978 as a Special Agent for the Utah Attorney General, I personally received The Ledger from DeNono’s helper after it had been examined by the FBI. Then began a full court press to authenticate it. DeNono was out of patience with the Justice Department’s foot dragging and was hoping that I and our resources would succeed where others had failed. We were told that The Ledger had been analyzed by the FBI’s lab but were not given the results other than that it was not authenticated which is par for the FBI’s responses in such matters.
The first order of business was to have someone accompany me to the Post Office and witness my receipt of The Ledger. Sid Neslen was my witness. We transported it to the office and logged it into a secure evidence vault. We created a log that tracked The Ledger and recorded the name of anyone who would be reviewing it. A copy of The Las Vegas Ledger is viewable in PDF format below. Just enlarge it by clicking on the upper right corner.
On my initial examination of The Ledger, the smoking gun jumped out quickly at date entry “1-5-73.” Here’s a press report summarizing information about what that entry purports to be.
Payoff to Nixon for “The Hoffa Problem.”
Payoff to Nixon For Hoffa Pardon Is Alleged Anew November 17, 1979
A recurring allegation that President Nixon received a huge cash payoff for pardoning former Teamster boss Jimmy Hoffa surfaced again yesterday in a Phoenix newspaper. The Arizona Republic said it had obtained a 19-page diary that indicated Nixon got a $500,000 payoff for the 1971 pardon of Hoffa. But FBI sources familiar with the case said they felt The Ledger was fabricated. They also noted that the story wasn’t a new development. The document had been turned in about two years ago by an informant named Gerald Denono, they said. Denono was described in the story as a “Mafia hitman.” A similar story about a payoff to Nixon involving Hoffa appeared in Time magazine in 1977. That one said that Hoffa’s successor, Frank Fitzsimmons, paid Nixon $1 million in return for having Hoffa barred from seeking elective office in the union again. Fitzsimmons, and Nixon and his aides consistently denied such allegations. Yesterday’s news story said that the diary showed that some $28 million in slot machine profits was skimmed from Las Vegas casinos in 1972 and 1973. A Jan. 5, 1973, entry apparently referred to Fitzsimmons, reputed underworld figures Allen Dorfman of Chicago and Anthony Provenzano of New Jersey and Nixon aide Charles Colson. According to the Phoenix paper account, that entry said: Fitz OK. Al Dorfman Chi OK. Tony Pro Jersey OK ( $500 — to C.C. (equals) Nix OK).” FBI sources said Denono gave several conflicting stories about the origins of the diary and isn’t considered a credible witness. FBI sources said Denono gave several conflicting stories about the origins of the diary and isn’t considered a credible witness. “The mob didn’t want Hoffa pardoned.” one source said. “They were perfectly happy with Fitzsimmons.” Hoffa, who was pardoned Dec. 23, 1971, disappeared outside a restaurant in a Detroit suburb on July 30, 1975.
From Wiki On December 23, 1971, less than five years into his 13-year sentence, Hoffa was released from prison when President Richard Nixon commuted his sentence to time served. Following his release, Hoffa was awarded a Teamsters’ pension of $1.7 million, delivered in a one-time lump sum payment. This type of pension settlement had not occurred before with the Teamsters.
The IBT then endorsed President Nixon, a Republican, in his presidential re-election bid in 1972; in prior elections, the union had supported Democratic nominees but had also endorsed Nixon in 1960. Suspicion was soon raised of a deal for Hoffa’s release connected with the IBT’s support of Nixon. It was alleged that a large sum of money, estimated to be as high as $1 million, was paid secretly to Nixon. Evidence was also alleged of a secret bribe paid in 1960.
Attorney General Hansen directed me to authenticate The Ledger.
Dr. Daniel H. Bultman, California Department of Justice Organized Crime and Criminal Intelligence Branch was my first stop. I jumped on commercial air and flew The Ledger to him leaving it for his analysis which was conducted and completed efficiently.
The Ledger was returned along with his report found here and summarized as follows:
Validity Although the authorship of The Ledger remains unknown and laboratory tests have so far failed to link the document itself to known organized crime figures, the correlation between The Ledger and previously confirmed intelligence data indicates that it is genuine. The pattern of associations among organized crime figures is accurate, and there is a great deal of inside information, details that could be known only by someone with highly confidential knowledge of casino operators and their secret deals.
Investigatory Uses Fingerprint specialists have extracted eighteen usable latent fingerprint impressions from The ledger. If a match can be made between one of these impressions and the fingerprints of any persons mentioned in The Ledger, the book can be authenticated and used as evidence. The Ledger reflects a continuous conspiracy during 1972-73 involving money skimmed from casinos and illegally obtained from labor unions that could incriminate some of the most notorious Mafia figures in the nation, along with union officials, casino operators, and assorted racketeers. The result would be a massive prosecution under the RICO statute (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations). On a more limited scale, The Ledger, even without scientific authentication, can provide clues to many investigations of organized crime activities.
I then sent copies of The Ledger to Phoenix Police Department’s senior Organized Crime Analyst Andy Watsick whose report can be found here. Summarizing his conclusions:
“I have read the analysis previously done in this document by Mr. Dan Bultman of the California Department of Justice and I wholly concur with his findings.”
Armed with the analysis and conclusions of two very credible sources, Attorney General Hansen called a meeting of Utah’s Senators and Congressmen and I briefed them about The Ledger and its contents. Those that I recall in attendance were Senator Orrin Hatch, Senator Jake Garn, Congressman Gunn McKay, several others whose names are unrecalled and a delegation from Governor Scott Matheson’s office. Suffice it to say, the re-exposure and besmirching of the Republican Watergate gang didn’t go over well with Hatch but he held his peace in the briefing.
Some time passed, it could have been weeks after the first briefing. The FBI sent two agents out to debunk the validity and authenticity of The Ledger. The only hook that they could possibly hang their hats on was that the FBI could not prove that The Ledger was a fraud. They couldn’t prove a negative or validate the positive even after we went the rounds in the final debate. Thereafter, The Ledger dropped from the office roster of cases and off the Attorney General’s radar. At my request, Attorney General Hansen authorized my personal re-possession of it and it is secure today where it rests.
We allege that Senator Orrin Hatch worked behind the scenes …
… to have The Ledger debunked and buried by the FBI. Many of the indicators that follow are persuasive of this allegation. In the 1980s, the Republican Party was on the cusp of grabbing more power. Resurrecting Watergate crimes would have been toxic for a Republican Reformation and Renaissance.
That was not the end of The Las Vegas Ledger.
Special Agent Bill Roemer* was reportedly the FBI’s most decorated agent of our times. With tongue in cheek and a warm poke in the ribs at Bill who enjoyed any good publicity he could get, that could have been a report written about him by him.
Bill was a robust, rollicking, good natured Notre Dame educated attorney, a champion boxer…recognized and rewarded by Director Hoover as the Bureau’s most expert Organized Crime investigator. Bill’s office of assignment was Chicago which, other than Las Vegas, was the very nexus of The Ledger’s events and actors.
As The Ledger story unfolded, Bill became involved and corresponded with me regarding it and DeNono. We became fast friends. Bill was a scrapper by nature and a boxer by experience and inclination…a two fisted no nonsense man of honor and beloved by those he tolerated. He had little or no patience for bullshit…especially the FBI’s variety.
After Bill retired, he consulted in matters pertaining to Organized Crime. In one such matter, he provided his services and expertise to Penthouse Magazine which was being sued by the La Costa Country Club in California.
Everybody knew that La Costa was a Mafia bastion, “Mobbed Up” so they say. Penthouse reported it in their magazine resulting in a suit for libel being filed against them by La Costa.
At the time, I had left the Attorney General’s Office and returned to teaching. Bill reached out to me asking that I meet with attorneys from Penthouse and show them The Ledger. There were references to La Costa in it.
We arranged a meeting in Salt Lake City for that purpose. The attorneys took good notes and eyed The Ledger longingly but I scowled them down. I’ll shorten this up a bit by saying that Bill went to his grave personally authenticating and publicizing the validity of The Ledger and its investigative lead value.
Roemer video * regarding the Mob (1min)
Roemer Letter Regarding the Las Vegas Ledger.
My friend Jerry Seper, fearless, prolific, crime reporter with decades of multiple awards and plaudits as a Washington Times Reporter, wrote a letter about DeNono. [I’m told that although Jerry has been retired for some years now, his desk with his name plate on it sits honored and unoccupied in the Times’ bullpen.]
Dr. Dan Bultman Letter regarding Bonanno Indictments and DeNono
Before we return the Las Vegas Ledger to its safe harbor …
I am the only Agent in the history of the FBI to have received a letter of commendation from Director Hoover and also a letter of commendation from Hoover’s arch enemy Jack Anderson of The Washington Merry Go Round. news column. Anderson camped on Hoover’s trail 24/7/365 and Hoover loathed him for it. The letter from Director Hoover* was explained earlier and resulted from my solo high speed chase and apprehension of a bank robber. The letter from Anderson* was the result of work to help publicize The Last Vegas Ledger.
We pause…Wayne L. Wickizer, Special Agent Utah Attorney General 1978-1986, fired for insubordination.
I enjoyed a number of successes at the Utah Attorney General’s Office. The prize among them was to have successfully investigated and prosecuted Utah’s first Racketeering, Bribery and Anti-trust case using Utah law to do so. Lest I make this sound like some solo triumph, it wasn’t. The team of three plus more get the credit. However, I started the ball rolling and kept at it to the end.
I had been assigned to investigate Utah Power and Light our major electric utility in the State. Chief Special Agent Ron Todd handed me the assignment memo and apologized for giving me a case that no one to date had been able to “crack.” I made my rounds though Utah’s regulatory agencies, Federal and local criminal investigative agencies and even the press contacts that I had developed…all of them had the same story to tell. They had been hearing for years of the corruption in Utah Power and Light but nothing had been accomplished to resolve it.
Attorney General Bob Hansen had lost his office to David Wilkinson a political Goodfella of the first order. It was on Wilkinson’s watch that we obtained our convictions with more work to be done investigating other crimes that were evident from the work we had accomplished already. We wrote a 500 page evidence memorandum detailing a plan to conduct additional investigations and prosecutions. There were Federal crimes alleged as well as criminal conduct to be addressed at the State and local levels.
Wilkinson rejected our efforts to continue the case in his office. United States Attorney Brent Ward rejected our appeal to involve the Federal Government. I took the matter to the Chief Judge of Utah’s 3rd District. He and the 12 other judges on the 3rd District panel read our memorandum and called me to testify before them. As a result of my testimony and the strength of the evidence presented, the judges called a State Grand Jury. There is a Grand Jury sitting perpetually Federally but calling one to sit at the State level is a rather rare exception. Attorney General Wilkinson learned of my action and fired me for insubordination. We litigated the matter in Civil Court as an “Unlawful Termination” and we won. However, winning was losing for me because my criminal justice career was ended.
Payoffs and bribes in Watergate.
As far as the payoffs by Organized Crime and the Teamsters to Nixon and the Watergate gang are concerned, we submit that there’s ample evidence such was the case. From the Watergate tapes’ “Million Dollars Track.” See https://genius.com/The-watergate-tapes-a-million-dollars-annotated
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John Dean: Where are the soft spots on this? Well, first of all, there’s the problem of the continued blackmail—
President Nixon: Right.
Dean: –which will not only go on now, it’ll go on when these people are in prison, and it will compound the obstruction-of-justice situation. It’ll cost money. It’s dangerous. Nobody, nothing–people around here are not pros at this sort of thing. This is the sort of thing Mafia people can do: washing money, getting clean money, and things like that. We just don’t know about those things, because we’re not used to, you know, we’re not criminals. We’re not used to dealing in that business. It’s a–
President Nixon: That’s right.
Dean: It’s a tough thing to know how to do.
President Nixon: Maybe we can’t even do that.
Dean: That’s right. It’s a real problem as to whether we could even do it. Plus, there’s a real problem in raising money. [John] Mitchell has been working on raising some money, feeling he’s got, you know, he’s got—he’s one of the ones with the most to lose. But there’s no denying the fact that the White House and [John] Ehrlichman, [Bob] Haldeman, and Dean are involved in some of the early money decisions.
President Nixon: How much money do you need?
Dean: I would say these people are going to cost a million dollars over the next two years.
President Nixon: We could get that.
President Nixon: If you—on the money, if you need the money, I mean, you could get the money fairly easily.
Dean: Well, I think that we’re–
President Nixon: What I meant is, you could get a million dollars. And you could get it in cash. I know where it could be gotten.
President Nixon: I mean, it’s not easy, but it could be done.
Let’s see now…what are the issues?
- The criminal U.S. Attorney General Mitchell ordered the FBI wiretap that was incriminating Nixon and his gang to be TURNED OFF.
- Las Vegas FBI refused to cooperate with our investigations.
- The Las Vegas Ledger incriminated and implicated Nixon and the Watergate gang.
- The Las Vegas Ledger was authenticated by seasoned, credible, Organized Crime analysts and the FBI’s most decorated Agent.
- We alleged that Hatch worked to have The Las Vegas Ledger debunked by the FBI.
- The FBI refused to return the pregnant Ledger pages which recorded payments to Nixon and his gang for “The Hoffa Problem.”
- We learned that the FBI Crime Lab had been compromised, corrupted, incompetent, and derelict for decades.
- The Watergate tapes demonstrated that Nixon and his thugs were ready and willing to be on the take and commit crimes as confirmed on January 14, 2019 by Journalist Bob Woodward and Elder D. Todd Christofferson.
What’s not to understand about the foregoing, sordid scenario?
There is more to follow…much more from a blue ribbon forum regarding Watergate and our video clips.
On January 14, 2019, Utah’s Deseret News hosted a forum in Washington D.C. to discuss “Integrity and Trust: Lessons from Watergate and Today” The speakers were Journalist Bob Woodward, Elder D. Todd Christofferson, and Michael Dimock.
Woodward and his Washington Post colleague Carl Bernstein won a Pulitzer Prize for breaking the Watergate story in 1973. Woodward won a second Pulitzer in 2003 for his post-9/11 coverage. He has authored 19 best-selling nonfiction books, including “All the President’s Men” (with Bernstein) and “Fear: Trump in the White House.” He currently is an associate editor at The Washington Post.
As a law clerk for U.S. District Court Judge John Sirica, he was among the first to hear the Nixon White House tapes. Elder Christofferson left a distinguished legal career in 1993 to become a general authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, where he currently serves as a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.
Also, Michael Dimock,
President of the Pew Research Center — a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world — will present research findings about trust in individuals, elected officials and public institutions.
Excerpts from the program pertinent to the matters at hand are as follows:
Dimock discusses the lack of trust in government.*
Woodward shamed Nixon and his gang…he speaks about Nixon’s ability to find $1,000,000 to pay the plumbers. *
Woodward!…on January 14 of 2019, did you say it was March 21st 1973 when Nixon said they could get the money? “The Arizona Republic said it had obtained a 19-page diary that indicated Nixon got a $500,000 payoff for the 1971 pardon of Hoffa. A Jan. 5, 1973, entry apparently referred to Fitzsimmons, reputed underworld figures Allen Dorfman of Chicago and Anthony Provenzano of New Jersey and Nixon aide Charles Colson. According to the Phoenix paper account, that entry said: Fitz OK. Al Dorfman Chi OK. Tony Pro Jersey OK ( $500 — to C.C. (equals) Nix OK).” Directly from The Las Vegas Ledger …
We apologize for the lack of clarity. This damning page was a poor copy of the one that the FBI has refused to return to our custody. Go here* for a clearer look and scroll to 1-5-73.
Christofferson’s report about reviewing the Watergate tapes with Judge Sirica.
Christofferson described what was said about coming up with the $1,000,000 and the distress over hearing first hand Nixon’s plans to obstruct justice. *
For 1 hour and 42 minutes you may hear and see this fascinating forum in its entirety below.
Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar is a type.
I am reminded of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar and Brutus’ denials and deflections. Brutus, Senator and self proclaimed champion of the “Greater Good” for Rome, stabbed the hapless Caesar in the back and shortly thereafter Brutus alibied, “… not that I loved Caesar less, but that I loved Rome more. “
We realize now who loves us less but pretends to love us more. Orrin Hatch, Brutus for our time, has emerged as the political Deus ex Machina or “God in the Machine.” As if from the Bard’s own pen, Hatch champions a counterfeit “Greater Good” while serving as puppet master presiding over the Swamp.
Hatch, Cleaner for the Deep State and its Goodfellas, is the price we have paid for our political lethargy, nonchalance and neglect.
Time to define! What is corruption? Transparency International says, “It is the abuse of entrusted power for private gain.”*
What do we really care about here?
We care to confront and expose shameful, inappropriate, obscene, unlawful, questionable, complicit and corrupt conduct. Because we find it unnecessary to meet the rigors of preparing for prosecution, we elect to simply shame. In shaming, the foregoing descriptors of conduct are weighted evenly. In our mind, the Rule of Law and Good Governance is subverted equally as egregiously by shameful, inappropriate, obscene, unlawful, questionable, complicit and corrupt conduct.
We will use most often the word “shame” as a descriptor…shame, shameful, shameless et cetera. By doing so, we avoid having to prove our narrative beyond a “reasonable doubt,” prove it with “probable cause,” or even prove it as “reasonable suspicion.” We simply advance an “opinion” about matters writ largely by others that some or another type of conduct alleged is “shameful.” We will then set about to shape and express that opinion. We leave it to the Public and the Law to conclude whether or not the conduct alleged was unlawful or corrupt. In doing so, the burden of proof rests elsewhere.
Orrin Grant Hatch (born March 22, 1934) is …
an American attorney, songwriter, and politician who served as the United States Senator for Utah for over 40 years. First elected in 1976, he was the longest-serving Republican U.S. Senator in history. Until his retirement in 2019, along with Patrick Leahy from Vermont, he was one of only two sitting U.S. Senators to have served during the presidency of Gerald Ford; he was also one of two remaining Republican U.S. Senators, along with Chuck Grassley from Iowa, to have served during the presidency of Jimmy Carter. Hatch served as either the Chair or ranking minority member of the Senate Judiciary Committee from 1993 to 2005. He previously chaired the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions from 1981 to 1987. Hatch also served as Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee. On January 3, 2015, after the 114th United States Congress was sworn in, Hatch became President pro tempore of the Senate. On January 2, 2018, Hatch announced that he would retire from the Senate and that he would not seek re-election in November.
We contend that Hatch, Leahy and Mueller have had their arms around the mechanics of government longer than any others in the history of The United States of America. Perhaps not the longest “serving,” but by virtue of their key roles they have wielded power and maintained control for decades. Collectively, they were Gods ruling their subalterns, factotums, and step’n fetchits dispensing favor and censure at will. However, Hatch, first among equals, is the master Deus ex Machina poised in “theater” to descend, dispense and resolve.
In BCCI, Hatch got caught with his pants down.
Hereafter, we will concern ourselves primarily with Hatch, his conduct and his fellow Goodfellas…BCCI
His conduct was shameful, shameless and questionable regarding the Bank of Credit and Commerce International (BCCI). BCCI was accused of money laundering, facilitating terrorism, drug running, and a host of other crimes committed and mixed up with a number of Domestic and International intelligence agencies. BCCI was often characterized as the most corrupt bank in the history of the World…and may still be the frontrunning mother of all failed banks.
In January 1990, the federal judge in a case against the Bank of Credit and Commerce International (BCCI) accepted a 1989 plea bargain offered to the bank by the U.S. Department of Justice. The bank was to pay $15 million in fines and only admit that it had laundered drug money.
Afterward, Hatch presented an impassioned defense of the bank in a speech on the Senate floor. It had been largely written for him by the bank’s attorney Robert Altman. Hatch said, “The case arose from the conduct of a small number of B.C.C.I.’s more than 14,000 employees.”
Since 1989, Hatch and his aide, Michael Pillsbury, had been involved in efforts to counter the negative publicity that surrounded the bank. Hatch had also solicited the bank to approve a $10 million loan to a close friend, Mazur Hourani.
In 1991, B.C.C.I. was shut down after regulators accused it of one of the biggest international financial frauds in history. Law enforcement officials accused the bank of making bribes throughout the third world to arrange government deposits. Clark Clifford, a former presidential advisor and Defense Secretary, and Altman, his law partner, were charged with taking bribes from B.C.C.I., in exchange for concealing its illegal ownership of First American Bankshares, a Washington holding company which Clifford chaired. Both had denied the charges, which were filed in New York State and Federal courts.
In 1992, in a “Report to the Committee on Foreign Relations of the United States Senate,” prepared by committee members, U.S. Senators John Kerry (D-MA) and Hank Brown (R-CO), noted that a key strategy of “BCCI’s successful secret acquisitions of U.S. banks in the face of regulatory suspicion was its aggressive use of a series of prominent Americans,” Clifford amongst them. The relationship with Hourani included the receipt of campaign contributions laundered through his employees, for which Hourani was fined $10,000, as well as his purchase of 1,200 CDs of Hatch’s songs, for which Hatch received $3 to $7 each, and the management of a blind trust for Hatch. These led to a Senate Ethics Committee investigation, by which Hatch was eventually cleared. (We add Toothless Senate Ethics Committee.)
“Whenever a man has cast a longing eye on offices, a rottenness begins in his conduct. Experience has shown, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny.” ~Thomas Jefferson
Here we actually see and hear Hatch’s shameless self defense of questionable conduct unbecoming a United States Senator in the matter BCCI.* The first few seconds are a bit scratchy.
BCCI Bribes List.
Not only Hatch but there were others on a purported BCCI Bribes List.* 108 members of the House of Representatives and 22 U.S. senators.
More sinister and shameful than even Hatch’s conduct, we now turn to Robert Mueller who at that time served at the U.S. Justice Department. We allege Mueller was Hatch’s counterpart in the BCCI debacle.
Mueller has been shamed for letting upper echelon Goodfellas in BCCI off the hook. One only has to review the Bribes list to understand why. Were Mueller to have pursued the prosecution of those listed and others at upper echelons, the Government may have been in crisis for a time. However, had he acted as chartered to do so, the most metastatic, end stage, political malignancy of our times could have been severed at the cause decades earlier. We believe that it was Mueller’s failure and the systemic failure of a corrupt and inept Justice Department that has brought us to the brink of lawlessness and disaster upon which we are now teetering.
Mueller, Hatch and Leahy…Hooked at the Hip. Two of whom were on the BCCI Bribes List.
All in time …
We turn now to the Hatch Timeline and other evidence of his shame. It is obvious that most questionable, human conduct remains undisclosed and beyond scrutiny. Even much of that which is reported is quickly left behind in the trash heap of history. We merely report what we can find that has been uncovered and reported by others and shape it for effect.
“Rent-a-Senator”…one of this writer’s early editorials about Hatch.
Published: by The Deseret News June 25, 1998…Once again Utah’s “Rent-a-Senator” Orrin Hatch has greased his way into the good will and graces of a grisly group of good ol’ boys whose deeeeeep pockets are bulging with cash and corruption to spend and spread.
Want to know where Utah’s “Rent-a-Senator” Hatch stands on tobacco legislation, reform, control etc.? Just watch the tobacco boys’ TV ads. They quote Hatch almost verbatim.Yep, there he is, planted right next to those deep pockets bulging with cash and corruption, linked together by the bottom line, “bankruptcy,” the bankruptcy of tobacco on the one hand and the bankruptcy of principle on the other.
Want to know where Hatch stood on Feb. 22, 1990? The world’s most corrupt bank, Bank of Credit and Commerce international (BCCI), was feeling the heat from about every major investigative and justice entity in the universe. You guessed it. He was standing up and extolling BCCI’s virtues on the floor of the U.S. Senate. All the while, Utah’s “Rent-a-Senator” Hatch was attempting to secure a $10,000,000 (count the zeros please) loan from that same bad-boy bank.
Want to know about the Rev. Sun Myung “Moonie” Moon, founder of the Unification Church and mentor of multiple, simultaneous marriages? He was convicted of having failed to report as personal income $112,000 in interest received on a $1.6 million bank account. Utah’s “Rent-a-Senator” Hatch got wind of this and yes. He loaded his cannons. He yelled for a pardon. He ranted, he raved and again he rented his good office to those whose interests, inclinations and heritages were a continent away from the United States and Utah. Yep, he sidled up to another good ol’ boy deep “Moon ” pockets bulging with cash, and let it all hang out, for what again?
Our friends from the Democratic Party tell us, “When you sleep with dogs, you get fleas.” They certainly should know. One thing is positive, party makes no difference when Utah’s “Rent-a-Senator”‘ Orrin Hatch is at it again.
Hatch’s Buddy corrupt Teamsters President Jackie Presser.
TEAMSTER SUIT YIELDS STRANGE NEW BEDFELLOWS “A government attempt to take control of the Teamsters has dissolved a three-decade marriage of convenience between the nation’s largest union and the Republican Party while forging an unlikely alliance: Michael Dukakis and Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah.
‘To try and put in trusteeship a complete union like the International Brotherhood of Teamsters smacks of totalitarianism,’ says Hatch, who is an outspoken critic of unions but fervent defender of Teamster President Jackie Presser. ‘It’s the kind of thing you would expect in Russia, not the United States,’ Hatch said of the government’s suit last week branding the union corrupt and seeking to dethrone Presser and 17 other top Teamster officers.
Hmmmm! Didn’t take Hatch long to ingratiate himself with the Teamsters. Could The Ledger have influenced this? The old time bank robber Willie Sutton said he robbed banks, “Because that’s where the money is.” We conjecture that Hatch also performs best where the money is regardless the source.
Hatch & Muller Merge in BCCI…we repeat for effect.
Hatch escaped prosecution and in the least censure for his sleazy role in BCCI. We believe that Muller gave Hatch and the Goodfellas on the Bribes List free passes for the time being. However, such accommodations made in the present are debts to be paid in the future.
One example is Hatch’s effusive advocacy of Mueller at Mueller’s FBI Director hearing. See 22 Senators on a Bribes List here https://goo.gl/aKCU8i Mueller’s handling of The Bank of Credit and Commerce International (BCCI) scandal as the point man for the Justice Department was widely criticized.
As noted by a Senate report written by Senators Kerry and Brown: “Over the past two years, the Justice Department’s handling of BCCI has been criticized in numerous editorials in major newspapers, including the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, and the New York Times, reflecting similar criticism on the part of several Congressmen, including the chairman of the Subcommittee, Senator Kerry; the chief Customs undercover officer who handled the BCCI drug-money laundering sting, Robert Mazur; his superior at Customs, Commissioner William von Raab; New York District Attorney Robert Morgenthau; former Senate investigator Jack Blum, and, within the Justice Department itself, the former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, Dexter Lehtinen.” https://goo.gl/whC46j
Like it or not, it was “The Case That John Kerry Cracked…The BCCI Affair” that created some cracks in the slimy bilge at the bottom of the Swamp. Here’s the “Executive Summary” of the Senate Report https://goo.gl/azSfJn
Hatch and Tracker Pal “Influence Peddling”
The former chairman of the Utah Board of Pardons says he successfully lobbied Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch to land a Sandy-based company potentially billions of federal dollars, according to a breach of contract lawsuit the man filed against the company.
Sibbett said he, Robin Riggs, former legal counsel for Gov. Mike Leavitt, and Kevin Howard, outside general counsel for the Utah State Retirement Board and Systems and a former legislative attorney, formed the lobbying group HGR Enterprises to capitalize on their extensive contacts in Utah and Washington, D.C.
The suit states the three were “instrumental in assisting Senator Orrin G. Hatch in sponsoring and drafting of the Adam Walsh Child Safety Act of 2006,” which passed Congress last July. The bill included a “single-source provision that only the TrackerPAL device can satisfy.”
Secure Alert’s TrackerPAL uses GPS and cellular technology to keep track of parolees. It also includes a two-way radio feature that allows a parole officer to communicate with a parolee by voice.
Sibbett says in the suit that the language pretty much ensured Secure Alert would get the federal funds, to the tune of $2.5 billion to $2.8 billion over the next five years.
Hatch, who is running for re-election this year, declined to comment on his involvement in introducing the “single-source provision” in the Adam Walsh Child Safety Act.
“We will not comment on any part of a pending legal matter,” Hatch spokesman Peter Carr said in a statement. “Congress created these standards to ensure we had what is necessary to truly seek offenders. Everyone involved — Senate and House judiciary staff, outside child protection groups and other people interested in this issue agreed these standards were appropriate. Any company that meets the standards in the law can participate.”
Hatch’s Democratic opponent Pete Ashdown in this year’s election said the lawsuit shows how Hatch works for special interests and then gets campaign contributions to help him run again.
“This is the vicious cycle of money in politics that I am fighting against,” Ashdown said.
Duncan called Sibbett’s claims of working deals in Washington, Utah and California “a lot of self-aggrandizement.”
Sen. Orrin Hatch, RUtah, says millionaire Utahn George I. Norman, a convicted swindler, need not have spent the last two decades on the lam if he had merely listened to him as his lawyer 23 years ago. “I could have won that case” on appeal, says Hatch, who was hired by Norman a few days before he was sentenced March 13, 1973, to two years in prison for misappropriation of funds. Instead, Norman fled by stealing a judge’s car in Colorado with the unwitting help of Hatch, who helped him gain a little extra time before entering prison to make phone calls and take care of legal matters. Deseret New Article Here https://goo.gl/ikXkre
Hatch, Leahy and Mueller merge again at Mueller’s Confirmation Hearing.
“STATEMENT OF HON. ORRIN G. HATCH, A U.S. SENATOR FROM THE STATE OF UTAH (Both Hatch and Chairman Leahy are on a BCCI Bribes List…Payback Time? Was Mueller collecting on a “non-prosecution” debt owed by Hatch and Leahy?)
Senator Hatch. Thank you, Mr. Chairman. It is an unusually
great pleasure to welcome Mr. Mueller, our nominee, to the
committee today. I always enjoy reviewing the many excellent nominees for high office who come before this committee, but I particularly relish those super-extraordinary few who not only have stellar qualifications but seem to be an exceptionally perfect fit for the job for which they have been nominated. We have such a nominee before the committee today. Indeed, it is hard to imagine another nominee whose unquestioned experience, good character, and reputation would so perfectly match the requirements of this new position. https://goo.gl/F9h8gr
Hatch war chest juiced up.
XanGo’s juice did not exist the last time Sen. Orrin Hatch ran for his Senate seat, but now as the Utah Republican prepares to win his sixth term, the Utah County nutritional drink company has become the top contributor to his campaign — and even added a member to his re-election team. Xango, LLC, has been the top contributor to the political campaign of Utah Senator Orrin Hatch, contributing $47,200 in 2008 and $46,700 in 2006, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.
Time to Define…”Corruption” vs. “Co-option.”
We’ve a fair, working grasp of the term “Corruption.” What of “Co-option?” Orrin Hatch has insinuated and woven himself into the Utah fabric even more deeply than merely under the skin…he’s gone below the cellular level and penetrated into the DNA of Utah’s elite Goodfellas and their institutions. He has co-opted these same individuals and institutions. We shall see how he has done so as the story continues to unfold. The definition that readily applies to Hatch’s method is, “If you co-opt someone, you persuade them to help or support you.” Hatch has managed to have his way as Grand Master of the Soft Power of co-option. Wiki says that …
“Soft power is the ability to attract and co-opt, rather than coerce (hard power). Soft power is the ability to shape the preferences of others through appeal and attraction. A defining feature of soft power is that it is non-coercive; the currency of soft power is culture, political values, and foreign policies. Recently, the term has also been used in changing and influencing social and public opinion through relatively less transparent channels and lobbying through powerful political and non-political organizations. In 2012, Joseph Nye of Harvard University explained that with soft power, “the best propaganda is not propaganda”, further explaining that during the Information Age, “credibility is the scarcest resource.”
In other words, Hatch slithers up like a snake in the grass and before long sets about the business of wrapping himself around everything in sight. All the while his unwitting victims are mesmerized by the aura of his powers, influence and Senatorship.
Hatch and the Moonies.
Senator Orrin Hatch: Believer in the Perfect Family.
Senator Orrin Hatch has been one of Moon’s biggest friends in Washington:
1. Hatch attempted to whitewash Moon’s tax evasion and pushed for clemency for Moon.
2. Hatch unctuously paid homage to Moon’s wife, the woman who stood by when a fifteen year-old girl was being serially raped by her son in a counterfeit marriage.
3. Hatch wrote a song for one of Moon’s front groups.
4. Hatch honored Moon in a reception in the Cannon House Office Building.
5. Most appallingly, Hatch co-sponsored a veiled honor to Moon and his wife: Parent’s Day. Our tax money is being used to covertly honor this predatory puppet-master and his dysfunctional family.
Utah Senator Orrin Hatch: A pit bull in defense of the supplement industry.
Hatch was the principal author of the DSHEA. Fast forward seventeen years, and these days any time the Obama Administration tries to write rules to regulate supplements more strictly, Orrin Hatch is there to do his damnedest to block them. Because Hatch is a very senior (and therefore powerful) Senator, he nearly always succeeds. Indeed, as the NYT article points out, the relationship between Hatch and Utah’s massive supplement industry (has) been a hugely mutually beneficial one, and the article also describes just how incestuous it has been as well. First of all, there’s (sic there are) an enormous amount of campaign contributions that Hatch garners every election cycle from supplement manufacturers, but the relationship goes so much more deeply than that. https://goo.gl/TtjG87
Hatch and Raser Tech.
Sen. Orrin Hatch’s Own Geothermal Solyndra Scandal…Raser Tech. For the entire, eye opening expose’ go here https://goo.gl/2ub8qb a vignette follows:
Shades of Solyndra
As it turned out, the actual results did indeed differ — very significantly — from Raser’s oh-so-rosy “forward-looking statements.” The Hatch Plant has never come close to producing the 11 megawatts it so optimistically (some say fraudulently) projected, and has actually put out a more anemic 5-7 megawatts. Nevertheless, Raser was showered with federal monies. A company press release for February 17, 2010, announced that the company had just been awarded a $33 million U.S. Treasury grant, long after it should have been obvious that Raser was on the ropes.
The press release states that the generous $33million gift from the taxpayers “is provided by the U.S. Treasury Department under the Section 1603 renewable energy grant program created by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Raser should receive the funds within five business days.”
A little over a year later Raser would be filing for bankruptcy. A Bloomberg article for May 4, 2011 states:
Raser Technologies Inc. (RZTI), the owner of a six-megawatt geothermal electric generating plan in Utah, filed a Chapter 11 petition on April 29 in Delaware and received interim approval yesterday for a $750,000 loan…. The petition listed assets of $41.8 million and debt totaling $107.8 million. The company had revenue of $4.25 million in 2010, resulting in a $71.9 million operating loss. The net loss last year was $101.8 million.
Drug lobby gave $750,000 to pro-Hatch nonprofit in Utah’s U.S. Senate race.
Documents obtained by the Center for Public Integrity show that the drug lobby’s main trade group, the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), gave $750,000 in 2011 to Freedom Path, a nonprofit group that spent big to help Hatch win another term. https://goo.gl/8QkCxJ
Hatch & Muller Merge…Share Mutual Mole.
Orrin Hatch & Robert Mueller shared … from out of the Hatch camp and thereafter firmly ensconced into the Mueller camp … press secretary and spokesman and Utah native Peter Carr. Carr could serve as a “cutout” for both camps and channel back and forth across the Washington Merry-go-Round with anonymity and impunity. https://goo.gl/cdkH3R…Senator Hatch tells Robert Mueller how much he loves Mueller And The FBI.
How much of this bullshit must we endure?
Puppet Masters & Orrin Hatch
“There is a landmark, 21-year anniversary celebration going on at Utah’s health supplement businesses. Hatch has maintained the appearance of a man who pulls his own strings. He became good friends with Ted Kennedy and drafted legislation on a crime bill that brought an onslaught of fire from gun rights advocates. Hatch’s voting record runs completely contrary to Tea Party (conservative) Republican ideals.
Hatch voted for TARP (the Wall Street bank bailout program). He voted for SCHIP, which gave the federal government more control over children’s health care. He voted for Medicaid Part D, which put even more control of medical care under the government and helped to usher in the viability of ObamaCare. Hatch is not a limited government conservative, except when it comes to regulation of the supplement industry.” https://goo.gl/6JYPCV
Hatch’s Mole and Chief of Staff Rob Porter was in Trump’s White House but got booted for wife beating.
Why Orrin Hatch had two statements on Rob Porter’s resignation
February 7, 2018 Moments after Rob Porter resigned from his post as White House staff secretary on Wednesday, reporters received two very different statements from Porter’s former boss, Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah. One statement offered a strong defense of Porter, while another was less robust and carried a sharply different tone as Porter faces allegations of abuse from his two former wives. Prior to working in the White House, Porter served as Hatch’s chief of staff.
Why is Orrin Hatch Utah’s #1 “Rent a Senator”? Because for him and his quislings “Conflict of Interest” pays…handsomely!
Hatch’s son Scott Hatch was formerly a partner and registered lobbyist at Walker, Martin & Hatch LLC, a Washington lobbying firm. The firm was formed in 2001 with Jack Martin, a staff aide to Hatch for six years, and H. Laird Walker, described as a close associate of the senator. In March 2003, the Los Angeles Times reported that the firm was formed with Hatch’s personal encouragement and that he saw no conflict of interest in working on issues that involved his son’s clients. In 2009, the Washington Times reported that Hatch said “My son, Scott, does not lobby me or anyone in my office”
In March 2009, the Washington Times reported that the pharmaceutical industry, which has benefited from Hatch’s legislative efforts, had previously unreported connections to Hatch. In 2007, five pharmaceutical companies and the industry’s main trade association, Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), donated $172,500 to the Utah Families Foundation—a charitable foundation which Hatch helped start in the 1990s and has continued to support since. Walker, Martin & Hatch LLC was paid $120,000 by PhRMA in 2007 to lobby Congress on pending U.S. Food and Drug Administration legislation.
Why has Hatch …
➢ Why has Orrin Hatch endorsed a plaintiff in an unusually prolonged federal lawsuit?
➢ Why are two of Hatch’s Federal Judge Protégées sitting in judgement over the defendants in that lawsuit?
➢ How could the plaintiff be so lucky and the defendants be more overwhelmed by Hatch and his Judges?
The Ole’ Buzzard flew to the 10th Circuit in Denver and filed ethics complaints naming Federal Judge Jill Parrish and Chief Magistrate Judge Paul Warner. The complaints were eventually dismissed in the United States Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit.
The chances of successfully pursuing an ethics complaint against a Federal Judge are less than .03%. Judges don’t look favorably on those who question other judges’ Conflicts of Interest and Biased conduct.
Hatch protégées, Federal Judge Jill Parrish and Chief Magistrate Judge Paul Warner, are accused of conflicts of interest (and we add bias) that are seeping through the ever-widening cracks in a bogus lawsuit instigated by GeoMetWatch … Hatch’s endorsee. Go here for the details https://goo.gl/DNYPV2* Go here https://goo.gl/N3ugUE for a late night, long “romp” through the Weather and U.S. Government conspiracies galore. A careful, contemplative, fireside “read” will knock your socks off! It’s important to drill down into and review the data underlying each hyperlink.
Hatch and the Bear’s Ears Land GRAB!
In the “Bears Ears” dust-up, Hatch “played,” conned and co-opted President Trump. He sold the President the Bridge and the rest of Brooklyn too. Case in point, the Bears Ears land grab by Utah showcases the President and “Goodfellas” in a “quid pro quo” hug’n, salivate’n and slobber’n fest celebrating the reverted size and scope of the monument as pay back for Hatch’s “all in” over the President’s tax plan. https://goo.gl/68HFVi
“Corker Kickback” Scandal Grows As Orrin Hatch Suddenly ‘Misremembers’ When Provision Was Added.
“Meanwhile, adding fuel to the fire is the fact that financial disclosures show Hatch’s wife, who owns a real estate LLC worth up to $500,000, would also directly benefit from his lucrative new policy modification. So, what say you…just another media-fabricated ‘nothing burger’ or is tax reform suddenly sinking in the Washington D.C. swamp?” https://goo.gl/rpzADq; Corker Save $1.1MM per year; It’s Not Just Corker: 14 GOP Senators Stand to Reap Millions From #CorkerKickback https://goo.gl/4z7rPq
Tribune Editorial: Why Orrin Hatch is (worst) Utahn of the Year.
It would have been good for Utah if Hatch, having finally caught the Great White Whale of tax reform, were to have called it a career. The fact that he did make that catch should have ended his marathon plague on Government. But no! Once a power addict always addicted to power. Common is the repetition of the catchphrase that Hatch successfully used to push aside three-term Sen. Frank Moss in this first election in, egad, 1976. He said, “What do you call a senator who’s served in office for 18 years? You call him home.” Less well known is a bit of advice Hatch gave to Capitol Hill interns in 1983. “You should not fall in love with D.C.” he admonished them. “Elected politicians shouldn’t stay here too long.” If only he had listened to his own advice. Some of the foregoing quotes are synopsized from the article that is found here https://goo.gl/kB3yqE
Senator Orrin Hatch needs to be named in opioid lawsuits filed nationwide!
Senator Hatch receives the American Pain Foundation’s Public Service Award from Dr. Perry Fine, Professor of Anesthesiology, University of Utah
Senator Hatch arbitrarily sealed the completed report into the prescription opioid epidemic devastating every state in the country after it was submitted for publication by the U.S. Senate Finance Committee. https://goo.gl/UFdgUh
Sen. Orrin Hatch said Oprah Winfrey would have a shot to be president if she were to run and that he’d like to talk to her about the job. Hatch definitely has some “fruitcake” coursing through his veins.
Hatch’s office later tried to clarify the senator’s comments in a tweet, saying: “For the record, if you watch the video you’ll see that while he did not offer to help her run for president in 2020 or at any other time, were she to ever be elected, he would offer to help her in any way he could as he always has with presidents of both parties.” https://goo.gl/MqGC6T see also Medal of Freedom posting here* .
The Utah senator (Hatch) exemplifies the career politician who stands for nothing and rolls over for everything.
“In addition to supporting Holder and now Lynch, Hatch embraced tax-cheat Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner and the TARP bailout, lavished praise on Joe Biden’s manhood, and spoke kindly of Obamacare implementer Kathleen Sebelius upon her departure.
In case you’d forgotten, Hatch co-sponsored the $6 billion national service boondoggle and dedicated it to his good friend Teddy Kennedy, with whom he also joined hands to create the ever-expanding SCHIP entitlement. That program is now an $8-billion-a-year entitlement and growing.
At a time when Obama’s executive-amnesty measures are wreaking havoc on the border, public schools, public safety, and the American workforce, don’t forget: Hatch was an original sponsor of the open-borders DREAM Act illegal-alien student bailout and voted to fully fund the Obama amnesty during the lame-duck session.” https://goo.gl/c5XcgB
Senators (Hatch Et. al.) Traded in Tobacco Stocks While Sitting on Health Committee
“WASHINGTON—Two high-ranking lawmakers on the Senate committee that crafts legislation about health and oversees public health agencies disclosed that they or their families traded in tobacco company stock while they were on the committee, according to a STAT review. Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) reported purchasing at least $15,000 worth of stock in Philip Morris International. Hatch reported that on Oct. 23, 2012, when he was a member of the committee, an account on which he is a joint owner acquired between $15,001 and $50,000 of Philip Morris stock. He reported that in 2013, he owned less than $1,001 of the stock and collected dividends between $201 and $1,000.” https://goo.gl/NfWrwd See also…https://justice4all.blog/2019/01/15/big-tobacco-and-utahs-legislators/*
William V. Cowan…Peerless Special Operations Professional in Hatch’s camp —– Makes James Bond Look Like a Piker.
On July 21, 2018, our post “Hatch’s Inc.” exposed Senator Orrin Hatch’s relationship with his “Skunk Works” Policy Impact Communications (PIC) found here https://goo.gl/SdQ5mq Bill Cowan is named in PIC’s roster as “Senior Advisor.” Simply put, the importance of this expose’ and relationship “gaming” is directly related to Hatch’s Global reach, influence, capacity, power and impact…all at his beck and call and will and whim to use. William V. Cowan, PIC’s operative, makes James Bond look like a piker. Our blog post can be found here https://goo.gl/VB8auz*The original article can be found here https://goo.gl/UU7inW
As a Retired Major, U.S. Army Special Forces Intelligence Officer, this Center Sends chills up and Down my Ol’ Spine.
It doesn’t help the writer’s angst at all to have Hatch’s dear friend William Nixon, Chairman, Policy Impact Strategic Communications (The Skunk Works) embedded in the Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce and other Hatch “sleepers” firmly ensconced at Utah Valley University. On Utah Valley University’s National Advisory Board we recognize many Goodfellas and Hatch moles at the ready to perform their obligatory “pay backs.”
Mark this writer’s word, during retirement Hatch will continue to move his Hatchlings from Washington, D.C. to Utah. An unimaginably unmanageable, brainwashed gaggle of young, “wanna’ be” spooks…tutored by Hatch’s factotums…are preparing to paddle their way into the Swamp’s environs.
“Put em’ back Pandora…please!”
Hatch Leads the Big Pharma Pack.
“Tis vile to rob a henroost of a hen, but thieving largely makes us gentlemen.” Hatch’s Opioid Crisis here https://goo.gl/XMyiGL*
Hatch’s Inc. a “Word Press” Story.
The Hatch machine operates like a well tuned Inc. and CIA front organization rolled into one … complete with all of the trappings. https://goo.gl/68HFVi
Any educator knows that “Repetition is the mother of all learning.” The Hatch story could never be told in its entirety, but we’ve already taken a pretty good “whack” at it. The co-opting of Utah’s elite is evident in what follows.
We approach the end near the place where we began…
Recently publicized, a number of entrenched, co-opted elites and Hatch’s Fellow Scions of Superficiality were caught cavorting like a pack of St. Hubert’s bloodhounds gleefully snuffling and licking up Master Hatch’s knickers.
Bent on eulogizing, canonizing, beatifying, and sanctifying Orrin Hatch in the flesh far in advance of his crossing The Great Divide, the Utah elites of whom we speak were: Elder Dallin H. Oaks, Elder M. Russell Ballard, Elder Quentin L. Cook of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles as well as Presiding Bishop Gérald Caussé and Scott Anderson, president and CEO of Zions Bank to include, of course, many other Goodfellas and elites over the years.
Let’s cut to the chase with several examples of “Information Wars” and Propaganda as such relate to Orrin Hatch. First, take a short “snort” of ipecac (anti-nausea medication) and pursue the following with your most jaundiced eye. If you emerge at the end without hurling all over yourself and your house, you’ll be educated as to this small sample of Utah’s rampant “Information Wars.”
We write of the most recent, media heavy, “Lovin’ Him a lot Nights” for Hatch … all orchestrated and calculated to primp, pimp and pander to the man. You are invited to endure the following propaganda and counter propaganda. You decide the truth of it.
Propaganda … as if it’s not obviously Propaganda!
SALT LAKE CITY — The BYU Management Society named Sen. Orrin Hatch the 2017 Distinguished Utahn on Thursday. The Utah Republican, who is in his seventh term in the U.S. Senate, was honored at a gala in the Little America Hotel Grand Ballroom for his “contributions and commitment to supporting and growing moral and ethical leadership,” according to the society. “This has been one of the great evenings of my life,” Hatch said. “It’s been a privilege to be a United States senator, but it’s been a greater privilege to represent Utah.”
Orrin Hatch – Published 2 JUN 2017 Church News
“…honored as 2017 Distinguished Utahn for service to others: “service to God, family and country” … “grow moral and ethical leadership around the world.” … “Elder Dallin H. Oaks, Elder M. Russell Ballard and Elder Quentin L. Cook of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles were in attendance at the event, as well as Presiding Bishop Gérald Caussé and Scott Anderson, president and CEO of Zions Bank” … “Elder Ballard said one of the things he admires most about Sen. Hatch is his commitment to God and the gospel of Jesus Christ. “I believe his unwavering commitment to God, his family, his church and his nation are good reasons why Sen. Orrin Hatch is a man of moral and ethical leadership, deserving this honor in every way,” he said.
Regarding the foregoing, The Ol’ Buzzard’s comments are …“Well…’Whoop de damn do!’ and ‘Whoa there hoss!’ You stepped in it with your, ‘Orrin Hatch is a man of moral and ethical leadership.’ Our maggot was gaging the moment you spoke it Elder Ballard.” Once, twice or many more times than we can count over the years, Utah’s entrenched elites were caught cavorting like a pack of St. Hubert’s bloodhounds gleefully snuffling and licking up Master Hatch’s knickers all-the-while playing shameful affinity pranks on their fellow, vulnerable Utahns.
A particularly vulnerable group who are ripened by decades of affinity crime.
We continue with but another of Hatch’s machinations …writing songs and singing little ditties. He’s been firmly ensconced in the hearts and minds of a particularly vulnerable group who are ripened by decades of affinity crime and always ready to be picked…members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon)…all too easily exploited by his matchless skill and craft and cunning.
When you set out to “Heal Our Land” Hatch, you should have begun by finding the $21,000,000,000,000 (that’s trillion by-the-way) that went missing on your watch! The details will follow.
Hatch and Janice Kapp Perry wrote and sang a host of sweet little songs like “Heal our Land.” These were songs that while designed to touch hearts and souls perpetually paved the way for Hatch, with his sticky fingers, to pick a lot a’ pockets and collect a lot a’ votes. Unmatched propagandist and Scion of Superficiality, Master Hatch danced across the Mormon landscape and society like Puppeteer Edgar Bergen danced Charlie McCarthy and Mortimer Snerd on his knees.
When Elder Ballard announced “Sen. Orrin Hatch is a man of moral and ethical leadership,” who is to be…believed? Absent access to the details disclosed in this “Viper” story, perhaps the reader also along with the majority of Latter-day Saints would “hands down” believe Elder Ballard.
We have described the affinity trap that so many have been lured into by the master of ingratiation Orrin G. Hatch. Hatch has slithered, squirmed and wiggled his way into the hearts and minds of key communicators across the Nation and around the World.
Nothing short of a frontal assault on his conduct and shaming those who have been so easily conflicted, compromised, and co-opted with and by him will ever succeed.
The following is a far better and more accurate “read” than the foregoing propaganda about Hatch.
Orrin Hatch – Published: December 25, 2017 Updated:
January 02, 2018 Salt Lake Tribune Editorial: Why Orrin Hatch is Utahn of the Year “The selection of Sen. Orrin G. Hatch as the 2017 Utahn of the Year has little to do with the fact that, after 42 years, he is the longest-serving Republican senator in U.S. history, that he has been a senator from Utah longer than three-fifths of the state’s population has been alive. It has everything to do with recognizing: 1-Hatch’s part in the dramatic dismantling of the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments. 2-His role as chairman of the Senate Finance Committee in passing a major overhaul of the nation’s tax code. 3-Each of these actions stands to impact the lives of every Utahn, now and for years to come. And … 4-His utter lack of integrity that rises from his unquenchable thirst for power.”
Our Counter Propaganda
The Ol’ Buzzard’s comments are that the Tribune’s report about Hatch’s “… utter lack of integrity that rises from his unquenchable thirst for power” is far too timid!
- Buzzard’s Blog … “Rub a dub dub ….” “Mr. President … you’ve been Hatched!” … “As for Hatch, undoubtedly he is a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and friend to legions. He has been re-elected for 40 years by a clueless gaggle of blind followers and is supremely, politically savvy. However, we allege that he is a pox on the body politic and one of the most corruptly powerful legislators this country has ever seen.” … “He’s got “juice” and he could “twist” the liberal Goodfellas into screaming for mercy til’ their tongues turned blue. Hatch’s got 40+ years worth of dirt on “them’ despicable Dem’ Goodfellas.”
- Buzzard’s Blog … “Happy News.” Notice how often the media in concert with Goodfellas manipulate to publish and push out events, accomplishments, announcements, and happy news about the Deep State’s elite. Simply put, it’s all about self congratulatory politics that encourage and promote a mutual, ritual back scratching and ass kissing.
- Buzzard’s Blog … “Hatch’s Inc.” … “Nor is there much of a difference between the havoc wreaked on innocent lives by uncaring, unfeeling, selfish, irresponsible, parasitic criminals and elected officials who lie to their constituents, trade political favors for campaign contributions, turn a blind eye to the wishes of the electorate, cheat taxpayers out of hard-earned dollars, favor the corporate elite, entrench the military industrial complex, and spare little thought for the impact their thoughtless actions and hastily passed legislation might have on defenseless citizens.” … “The Hatch machine operates like a well tuned Inc. and CIA front organization rolled into one … complete with all of the trappings.” … “Hatch narrowly escaped censure and/or prosecution for his scandalous conduct in the BCCI affair. Hatch, among other Senators, appears on a BCCI bribery list and is featured in this 7 minute video. After extolling BCCI’s virtues from the Senate floor, Hatch solicited a $10,000,000 loan.” … “In the Bears Ears dust-up, Hatch played (conned) President Trump. The Bears Ears land grab by Utah showcases the President and Utah’s Goodfellas in a ‘quid pro quo’ hug’n, salivat’n and lick’n’ bash along with Hatch celebrating the reverted size and scope of the monument as pay back for Hatch’s all in over the President’s tax plan.” … “Hatch and big Pharma’s kickbacks … $471,560 or more and counting that we know about.” … “Oct-07-2017 Caught you US Senator Orrin Hatch! Now Release the Opioid Report!“
- Buzzard’s Blog … “99.9% Of US Politicians Are Actual Psychopaths? Sociopaths? You choose!” … “Psychopaths and politicians both have a tendency to be selfish, callous, remorseless users of others, irresponsible, pathological liars, glib, con artists, lacking in remorse and shallow. Charismatic politicians, like criminal psychopaths, exhibit a failure to accept responsibility for their actions, have a high sense of self-worth, are chronically unstable, have socially deviant lifestyle, need constant stimulation, have parasitic lifestyles and possess unrealistic goals.It doesn’t matter whether you’re talking about Democrats or Republicans. Political psychopaths are all largely cut from the same pathological cloth, brimming with seemingly easy charm and boasting calculating minds. Such leaders eventually create pathocracies — totalitarian societies bent on power, control, and destruction of both freedom in general and those who exercise their freedoms.”
- Buzzard’s Blog…“Mr. President … Senator Orrin G. Hatch and his confidant Robert Mueller are NOT your friends!”
We conducted a quick search of Google for…“Orrin Hatch Corruption Summary.”
- Corporate Puppet Masters and Orrin Hatch – Utah Stories Feb 12, 2015 – Orrin Hatch passed groundbreaking legislation to allow …. Corporations have been enthroned, and an era of corruption in high places will …
- Orrin Hatch is leaving the Senate, but his deadliest law will live on Jan 5, 2018 – Orrin Hatch sponsored the egregious DSHEA to deregulate the … Pulitzer Prize for articles exposing corruption in the entertainment industry.
- Orrin Hatch – Wikipedia
- EXCLUSIVE: Sen. Hatch’s secret drug firm links – Washington Times Mar 2, 2009 – The pharmaceutical industry that long has benefited from Sen. Orrin G. Hatch’s legislative efforts has directed large sums of money to a charity …
- Sen. Orrin Hatch – Salt Lake Tribune Dec 25, 2017 – Orrin Hatch is The Tribune’s Utahn of the Year ….. companies that were supplying corrupt doctors and pharmacists who peddled narcotics to the …
- Sen. Orrin G Hatch – Campaign Finance Summary • OpenSecrets Finance, Chairman; Judiciary; Health, Education, Labor and Pensions. First Election: 1976. Retiring at session end. Sen. Orrin Hatch is retiring at the end of the …
- Drug lobby gave $750,000 to pro-Hatch nonprofit in Utah’s U.S. …
- Orrin Hatch Announces Retirement After Being Exposed As ‘Most … Jan 2, 2018 – Republican Senator Orrin Hatch (Utah) announced Tuesday that … Retirement After Being Exposed As ‘Most Corrupt‘ Senator In U.S. History.
- Orrin Hatch on Twitter: “Thank you, Utah. For the blessing of a lifetime … Thank you for cashing out and screwing the middle class on your way out! History won’t be kind to a guy who …
- The GOP Tax Bill Was Corrupt Before the ‘Corker Kickback’ – NYMag Dec 18, 2017 – The GOP Tax Bill Was Manifestly Corrupt Long Before the ‘Corker Kickback’ …. Utah senator Orrin Hatch says that he added the provision to the bill himself, … “I had like a two-page summary I went through with leadership.”
- The Sad Trajectory of Orrin Hatch – Comment News Jan 3, 2018 – Hatch represents the worst of American political corruption. ….. In summary, Hatch was and is a rank political opportunist. Don’t try to glorify him.
- Orrin Hatch Announces Retirement After Being Exposed … – Trendolizer Orrin Hatch Announces Retirement After Being Exposed As ‘Most Corrupt‘ Senator In U.S. History. Republican Senator Orrin Hatch (Utah) announced Tuesday …
Senator Orrin Hatch To Retire | Crooks and Liars Jan 2, 2018 – Don’t let the door hit you in the ass, you cynical corrupt old coot. … Senator Orrin Hatch just announced his retirement, but only after bragging …
EXCLUSIVE: Sen. Hatch’s secret drug firm links – Washington Times Mar 2, 2009 – The pharmaceutical industry that long has benefited from Sen. Orrin G. Hatch’s legislative efforts has directed large sums of money to a charity …
Drug lobby gave $750,000 to pro-Hatch nonprofit in Utah’s U.S. Nov 29, 2012 – In this Thursday, June 28, 2012 photo, Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, talks with The Associated Press at his office on Capitol Hill in Washington.
An unfond farewell to un-statesman Orrin Hatch – Yellowhammer News Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah (Gage Skidmore/Flickr) … “With our state being in its most corrupt period in history, it is paramount that those who want to be …
- Etcetera …
Enough, enough, enough … too much … search away to your heart’s content … you know the drill! Most of the foregoing were published during this decade. Imagine what must have transpired in the 30 years prior? We believe the point is made.
However, there’s another important aspect in all of this to consider and that is Hatch’s nefarious relationship with and unconscionable hold over Utah leaders and voters.
Thanks in large measure to Hatch and his gaggle of Utah’s Goodfellas, the current administration of government in Utah is the most scandal ridden, shameful and corrupt in our history.*
Hatch is still upright and on top of the grass, can make it to the chair, hasn’t crossed the Great Divide … yet. Why then are the following Utah elites bent on eulogizing, canonizing, beatifying, and sanctifying Hatch in the flesh and doing so regularly with measured and clever, artful precision and impunity? We named herein Elder Dallin H. Oaks, Elder M. Russell Ballard, Elder Quentin L. Cook of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles as well as Presiding Bishop Gérald Caussé and Scott Anderson, president and CEO of Zions Bank and could name many others from over the years.
In our experience, there are only three plausible, reasonable, and logical explanations why anyone would stump for Hatch. 1-Can’t read and too damn dumb to tie their shoes, 2-Complicit in Hatch’s hypocrisy and/or cooperating in/with Hatch’s scandalous, reprehensible, shameful or corrupt conduct, or 3-Co-opted by Hatch in some scheme or another.
For obvious reasons, we rule out #1 completely.
Complicit = Involved with others in an illegal activity or wrongdoing. We would add, complicit in shaping and communicating propaganda that formulates and/or creates Cognitive Dissonance, Distortion, Perception Management, Mind Manipulation, and Destabilization. They, the masters of these “Black Arts,” with “malice aforethought” and intent or even unwittingly have subverted the rule of law and good governance. If “complicit” is to be believed, then the foregoing are in it up to their bippies. They, with access to a co-opted and compromised media that they control, can float Happy News with impunity and abandon … or even unwittingly do so if that is the case.
Co-opted and Compromised Individuals or Entities = Those engaged within Hatch’s sphere of influence by virtue of the fact that he has dug the dirt or piled the favors on them. They may have, in a variety of ways, found themselves under his influence and control and/or unwittingly become Goodfellas or the compromised elite.
Information Wars are hot and perpetual in Utah as the Happy News Beat drums on and on unimpeded by The Rule of Law and Good Governance 24/7/365.
All of the foregoing are but the tip of the iceberg. The full impact of Hatch’s shameful, inappropriate, obscene, unlawful, questionable, complicit and corrupt conduct will never be fully exposed and understood. “Tis vile to rob a henroost of a hen but thieving largely makes us gentlemen.”
Finally…Senator Orrin G. Hatch, Chairman of The Senate Committee on Finance 2015-2018. Where were your endless hearings? Where is your outrage over…$21 trillion missing…$21,000,000,000,000 of our Nation’s vitality and wealth?
Not to mention the priceless blood of our young soldiers, sailors and airmen unnecessarily spilt in the wake of the application of these trillions. In the least, please write and sing a little “ditty” for us Orrin…something martial that the troops can sing as they fight for your military industrial complex.
Chairman Hatch, the money is missing! The Pentagon spent $21 trillion unaccounted-for dollars between 1998 and 2015 on your watch.
Pete Seeger in “What a Friend We Have in Congress.” (2min)
What a friend we have in Congress
Who will guard our every shore
Spends three quarters of our taxes
Getting ready for a war
Guns must make our coast line bristle,
And we have to fill the sky
Full of planes and guided missiles
They’ll be paid for by and by.
Have you noticed all the progress
In our mighty airborne fleet?
By the time a plane’s adopted
It’s already obsolete.
There’s no factory profit brother
And we have to do or die.
One improvement then another,
They’ll be paid for by and by.
Modern bombs are sure to carry
Loads of glory joy and thrill!
What a privilege to bury
All the dead our money kills.
Never mind the widow’s weeping.
Disregard the orphan’s cry.
When God wakes the dead and sleeping,
They’ll be paid for by and by
Could Orrin Hatch, Patrick Leahy and Robert Mueller have ebbed the flow, turned the tide, or plugged up a deluge of dollars into this figurative, cosmic, financial black hole? Yes…but the sadly tragic glimmer of hope implied by “could’ve, would’ve, should’ve” is light years from the reality of their cowardly, shameful, complicit and self serving performances.
NOT nice and NOT clean and NOT proper but Right On Target.
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Hatch, Chair of the Senate’s Committee on Finance,
Leahy former Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee serving now as the ranking member of the Senate Appropriations Committee,
Muller former FBI Director and “Go To” “Cleaner/Fixer Deus ex Machina” for the Deep State.
What have you and the Goodfellas been doing during these four decades while the wealth, vitality and young blood of this Nation has been lost, misplaced, squandered, purloined, stolen and spilled?
Of course! Why did we ask?
We mention The Hatch Center … another expression of his never ending hubris…that is now to be planted across the street from the Thomas S. Monson Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Prophet Thomas Monson (Deceased) is a revered President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
“Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell?” Matthew 23:33
“There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to ONE who is striking at the root….” Henry David Thoreau A “ONE” story from the Book of Mormon
“And now, it came to pass that there were many who heard the words of Samuel, the Lamanite, which he spake upon the walls of the city.
But as many as there were who did not believe in the words of Samuel were angry with him; and they cast stones at him upon the wall, and also many shot arrows at him as he stood upon the wall; but the Spirit of the Lord was with him, insomuch that they could not hit him with their stones neither with their arrows.
But the amore part of them did not believe in the words of Samuel; therefore when they saw that they could not hit him with their stones and their arrows, they cried unto their captains, saying: Take this fellow and bind him, for behold he hath a devil; and because of the power of the devil which is in him we cannot hit him with our stones and our arrows; therefore take him and bind him, and away with him.
And as they went forth to lay their hands on him, behold, he did cast himself down from the wall, and did flee out of their lands, yea, even unto his own country, and began to preach and to prophesy among his own people.
And behold, he was never heard of more among the Nephites; and thus were the affairs of the people.”
From The Ol’ Buzzard’s, LDS Spiritual Blessing:
You shall have an important role as you mingle among your associates and, especially, among men of intelligence, for they shall heed your counsel. Your wisdom shall sink deep in their hearts ….
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