Does this Executive Order allow Hanging Hillary?

So I’m reading a link provided by Andysaurus, and in it is a comment with another link, and that leads to an Executive Order that on first read seems limited, but then…

So first off H/T/ to Andysaurus here:

https://chiefio.wordpress.com/2018/06/02/russia-clinton-dirt-mueller/#comment-95849

andysaurus says:
3 June 2018 at 3:53 pm

The Australian part (Downer drinking with Popadopoulous (Sp?) ) is a mystery to me. I always thought he was a real conservative, and he comes from a conservative family, but when I look at your namesake’s website, I discover not only his $25M, but a bit more besides. http://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2018/02/recent-australian-government-data-direct-clinton-foundation-taxpayer-donations-total-130m.html
Sorry, I’ve forgotten the correct html for links.

No worries on html. Just past a link into a comment and it ‘goes’. But first: Let me apologize for the USA allowing the Clinton Crime Cartel to extend their reach to Down Under. May your voters find a way to stop it.

Now in that article they detail just how much money the Clintons are sucking out of Australia. (To which I must ask: Has Australia no domestic issues that need addressing with taxpayer money? So little need they can hand it over to the Clintons? One also wonders what Quo was being purchased with the Quid…)

That’s all quite interesting just on it’s own. But further down in comments was a point about a USA Executive Order:

Emu said…

If anyone has had the time to carefully read Trump’s Executive Order, quietly issued on 21 Dec 2017, and has even a passing interest in our Prime Ministers and Foreign Ministers shovelling our misappropriated taxpayer dollars into the Clinton Crime Family’s money-laundering slush fund … then this is the doc for you.

Read the following excerpts carefully and note how many times you see “foreign person” or “an entity, including any government entity” or “state assets” come up. It’s enough to make any Aussie Patriot’s heart pitter-patter with hopeful anticipation.

////Section 1.

(ii) any foreign person determined by the Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the Secretary of State and the Attorney General:

(B) to be a current or former government official, or a person acting for or on behalf of such an official, who is responsible for or complicit in, or has directly or indirectly engaged in:

(1) corruption, including the misappropriation of state assets, the expropriation of private assets for personal gain, corruption related to government contracts or the extraction of natural resources, or bribery; or
(2) the transfer or the facilitation of the transfer of the proceeds of corruption;

(C) to be or have been a leader or official of:
(1) an entity, including any government entity, that has engaged in, or whose members have engaged in, any of the activities described in subsections (ii)(A), (ii)(B)(1), or (ii)(B)(2) of this section relating to the leader’s or official’s tenure;

(iii) any person determined by the Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the Secretary of State and the Attorney General:
(A) to have materially assisted, sponsored, or provided financial, material, or technological support for, or goods or services to or in support of:
(1) any activity described in subsections (ii)(A), (ii)(B)(1), or (ii)(B)(2) of this section that is conducted by a foreign person;

(3) any entity, including any government entity, that has engaged in, or whose members have engaged in, any of the activities described in subsections (ii)(A), (ii)(B)(1), or (ii)(B)(2) of this section, where the activity is conducted by a foreign person; ////

(Sigh) Could anything be more sublime than the prospect that our CORRUPT Govt Officials might be paraded before the whole world as nothing more than the Running Dogs of the notorious Clinton Crime Cabal?

Read the rest of the E/O yourself …. it’s a doozy.

https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/executive-order-blocking-property-persons-involved-serious-human-rights-abuse-corruption/

Wednesday, 07 February 2018 at 11:24 AM

On a first read through, it looks like it fingers a list of folks in the Annex 1 and then tacks on anyone who helps those folks. It’s on the second or first pass through that you can unwind the more subtle line. (At least for non-lawyer me). Here’s the annex:

ANNEX

1. Mukhtar Hamid Shah; Date of Birth (DOB) August 11, 1939; alt. DOB November 8, 1939; nationality, Pakistan

2. Angel Rondon Rijo; DOB July 16, 1950; nationality, Dominican Republic

3. Dan Gertler; DOB December 23, 1973; nationality, Israel; alt. nationality, Democratic Republic of the Congo

4. Maung Maung Soe; DOB March 1964; nationality, Burma

5. Yahya Jammeh; DOB May 25, 1965; nationality, The Gambia

6. Sergey Kusiuk; DOB December 1, 1966; nationality, Ukraine; alt. nationality, Russia

7. Benjamin Bol Mel; DOB January 3, 1978; alt. DOB December 24, 1978; nationality, South Sudan; alt. nationality, Sudan

8. Julio Antonio Juárez Ramírez; DOB December 1, 1980; nationality, Guatemala

9. Goulnora Islamovna Karimova; DOB July 8, 1972; nationality, Uzbekistan

10. Slobodan Tesic; DOB December 21, 1958; nationality, Serbia

11. Artem Yuryevich Chayka; DOB September 25, 1975; nationality, Russia

12. Gao Yan; DOB April 1963; nationality, China

13. Roberto Jose Rivas Reyes; DOB July 6, 1954; nationality, Nicaragua

Now I have no idea who any of those folks are, or why they in particular would rise to the level of a Presidential Executive Order. A nice fat “Dig Here!” as it is a very globally ranging list. One wonders what common factor landed them on the list together. It can’t just be ‘corruption’ or the list would be several volumes long. But, moving on…

Back at the interior of the EO:

Executive Order Blocking the Property of Persons Involved in Serious Human Rights Abuse or Corruption

Law & Justice

Issued on: December 21, 2017

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By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.) (IEEPA), the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.) (NEA), the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act (Public Law 114-328) (the “Act”), section 212(f) of the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952 (8 U.S.C. 1182(f)) (INA), and section 301 of title 3, United States Code,

I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, find that the prevalence and severity of human rights abuse and corruption that have their source, in whole or in substantial part, outside the United States, such as those committed or directed by persons listed in the Annex to this order, have reached such scope and gravity that they threaten the stability of international political and economic systems. Human rights abuse and corruption undermine the values that form an essential foundation of stable, secure, and functioning societies; have devastating impacts on individuals; weaken democratic institutions; degrade the rule of law; perpetuate violent conflicts; facilitate the activities of dangerous persons; and undermine economic markets. The United States seeks to impose tangible and significant consequences on those who commit serious human rights abuse or engage in corruption, as well as to protect the financial system of the United States from abuse by these same persons.

I therefore determine that serious human rights abuse and corruption around the world constitute an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security, foreign policy, and economy of the United States, and I hereby declare a national emergency to deal with that threat.

I hereby determine and order:

Section 1. (a) All property and interests in property that are in the United States, that hereafter come within the United States, or that are or hereafter come within the possession or control of any United States person of the following persons are blocked and may not be transferred, paid, exported, withdrawn, or otherwise dealt in:

(i) the persons listed in the Annex to this order;

(ii) any foreign person determined by the Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the Secretary of State and the Attorney General:

(A) to be responsible for or complicit in, or to have directly or indirectly engaged in, serious human rights abuse;

(B) to be a current or former government official, or a person acting for or on behalf of such an official, who is responsible for or complicit in, or has directly or indirectly engaged in:

(1) corruption, including the misappropriation of state assets, the expropriation of private assets for personal gain, corruption related to government contracts or the extraction of natural resources, or bribery; or

(2) the transfer or the facilitation of the transfer of the proceeds of corruption;

(C) to be or have been a leader or official of:

(1) an entity, including any government entity, that has engaged in, or whose members have engaged in, any of the activities described in subsections (ii)(A), (ii)(B)(1), or (ii)(B)(2) of this section relating to the leader’s or official’s tenure; or

(2) an entity whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to this order as a result of activities related to the leader’s or official’s tenure; or

(D) to have attempted to engage in any of the activities described in subsections (ii)(A), (ii)(B)(1), or (ii)(B)(2) of this section; and

(iii) any person determined by the Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the Secretary of State and the Attorney General:

(A) to have materially assisted, sponsored, or provided financial, material, or technological support for, or goods or services to or in support of:

(1) any activity described in subsections (ii)(A), (ii)(B)(1), or (ii)(B)(2) of this section that is conducted by a foreign person;

(2) any person whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to this order; or

(3) any entity, including any government entity, that has engaged in, or whose members have engaged in, any of the activities described in subsections (ii)(A), (ii)(B)(1), or (ii)(B)(2) of this section, where the activity is conducted by a foreign person;

(B) to be owned or controlled by, or to have acted or purported to act for or on behalf of, directly or indirectly, any person whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to this order; or

(C) to have attempted to engage in any of the activities described in subsections (iii)(A) or (B) of this section.

(b) The prohibitions in subsection (a) of this section apply except to the extent provided by statutes, or in regulations, orders, directives, or licenses that may be issued pursuant to this order, and notwithstanding any contract entered into or any license or permit granted before the effective date of this order.

Sec. 2. The unrestricted immigrant and nonimmigrant entry into the United States of aliens determined to meet one or more of the criteria in section 1 of this order would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, and the entry of such persons into the United States, as immigrants or nonimmigrants, is hereby suspended. Such persons shall be treated as persons covered by section 1 of Proclamation 8693 of July 24, 2011 (Suspension of Entry of Aliens Subject to United Nations Security Council Travel Bans and International Emergency Economic Powers Act Sanctions).

Sec. 3. I hereby determine that the making of donations of the types of articles specified in section 203(b)(2) of IEEPA (50 U.S.C. 1702(b)(2)) by, to, or for the benefit of any person whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to this order would seriously impair my ability to deal with the national emergency declared in this order, and I hereby prohibit such donations as provided by section 1 of this order.

Sec. 4. The prohibitions in section 1 include:

(a) the making of any contribution or provision of funds, goods, or services by, to, or for the benefit of any person whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to this order; and

(b) the receipt of any contribution or provision of funds, goods, or services from any such person.

Sec. 5. (a) Any transaction that evades or avoids, has the purpose of evading or avoiding, causes a violation of, or attempts to violate any of the prohibitions set forth in this order is prohibited.

(b) Any conspiracy formed to violate any of the prohibitions set forth in this order is prohibited.

Sec. 6. For the purposes of this order:

(a) the term “person” means an individual or entity;

(b) the term “entity” means a partnership, association, trust, joint venture, corporation, group, subgroup, or other organization; and

(c) the term “United States person” means any United States citizen, permanent resident alien, entity organized under the laws of the United States or any jurisdiction within the United States (including foreign branches), or any person in the United States.

Sec. 7. For those persons whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to this order who might have a constitutional presence in the United States, I find that because of the ability to transfer funds or other assets instantaneously, prior notice to such persons of measures to be taken pursuant to this order would render those measures ineffectual. I therefore determine that for these measures to be effective in addressing the national emergency declared in this order, there need be no prior notice of a listing or determination made pursuant to this order.

Sec. 8. The Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the Secretary of State, is hereby authorized to take such actions, including adopting rules and regulations, and to employ all powers granted to me by IEEPA and the Act as may be necessary to implement this order and section 1263(a) of the Act with respect to the determinations provided for therein. The Secretary of the Treasury may, consistent with applicable law, redelegate any of these functions to other officers and agencies of the United States. All agencies shall take all appropriate measures within their authority to implement this order.

Sec. 9. The Secretary of State is hereby authorized to take such actions, including adopting rules and regulations, and to employ all powers granted to me by IEEPA, the INA, and the Act as may be necessary to carry out section 2 of this order and, in consultation with the Secretary of the Treasury, the reporting requirement in section 1264(a) of the Act with respect to the reports provided for in section 1264(b)(2) of that Act. The Secretary of State may, consistent with applicable law, redelegate any of these functions to other officers and agencies of the United States consistent with applicable law.

Sec. 10. The Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the Secretary of State and the Attorney General, is hereby authorized to determine that circumstances no longer warrant the blocking of the property and interests in property of a person listed in the Annex to this order, and to take necessary action to give effect to that determination.

Sec. 11. The Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the Secretary of State, is hereby authorized to submit recurring and final reports to the Congress on the national emergency declared in this order, consistent with section 401(c) of the NEA (50 U.S.C. 1641(c)) and section 204(c) of IEEPA (50 U.S.C. 1703(c)).

Sec. 12. This order is effective at 12:01 a.m., Eastern Standard Time, December 21, 2017.

Sec. 13. This order is not intended to, and does not, create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity by any party against the United States, its departments, agencies, or entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any other person.

DONALD J. TRUMP

THE WHITE HOUSE,
December 20, 2017.

Item #1 (i) fingers the folks on the list. Fine. Good with that.

Item #2 (ii) fingers any other foreign person who is involved in similar corrupt practices once the Secretary of Treasury, State, and Attorney General pick them out. Fine, still good with that.

At about this point most folks will have settled on this just applying to foreigners who are corrupt scum bags and start to mentally “move on”. That’s the point in reading contracts where you MUST freshen the coffee and read ALL the words…

Item #3 (iii) fingers “any person”. What? Wake up time!!! Ding Ding Ding!!! We have a winner… Yes, they must be fingered by the same three executives: Treasury, State & AG.

Then item (A) makes it just “assist” is all you must do. But then item (A)(3) again makes it look like just foreign persons are the deal… and some start to snooze again, thinking “false alarm”… but read on… What does (C) say?

“(C) to have attempted to engage in any of the activities described in subsections (iii)(A) or (B) of this section.”

OK, so now just attempting to assist any “foreign person” (which includes companies and governments) is enough.

Now think back to Uranium One… Was that “assisting” or “attempting” to assist a “foreign” entity in some sort of under the table deal? Further more, do not the Clintons have various foreign corporations under their umbrella that are “foreign” entities under law that they are “assisting” in their operations? Have they done anything corrupt? (Like, oh, spend $50 Million of “charitable” donations on junkets and travel to promote political aims?)

Yes, it’s a bit of a stretch, but I think it can be made to fit. Now look down in the definitions:

Sec. 6. For the purposes of this order:

(a) the term “person” means an individual or entity;

(b) the term “entity” means a partnership, association, trust, joint venture, corporation, group, subgroup, or other organization; and

A foreign “person” is covering a lot of turf. Think the Clintons and Clinton Foundation have any of those “deals” going on? Like, oh, an “association” with Australia as funnel for money? Just sayin’…

Furthermore, Soros has a LOT of “foreign” entities he runs around the globe causing trouble. Would any of those activities come under the umbrella of “extraction” of assets? Or “associations” with folks doing the same? How about his “groups” and Open Society operations?

The easy fit would be to petty despots “nationalizing” or confiscating assets of companies as in Ecuador or Venezuela. Or folks in 3rd World Shitholes selling their offices to China for personal gain. What I’m wondering is just how far this E.O. can be stretched, and can it be made to reach all the way to the root cause of “Color Revolutions”? Our own “King” George… Soros.

IMHO, this is the gauntlet hitting the ground on corruption and the use of the USA as a safe haven for proceeds of it. The only question is just to whom is it directed. JUST the Annex 1 folks, or a larger audience? At a bare minimum it is a “watch this space” notice. It would be interesting to listen for a large sucking sound of assets fleeing the USA to Switzerland and then follow up just who was doing the moving ;-)

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22 Responses to Does this Executive Order allow Hanging Hillary?

  1. H.R. says:

    E.M. – ” It would be interesting to listen for a large sucking sound of assets fleeing the USA to Switzerland and then follow up just who was doing the moving ;-) “

    Also keep an eye out for ‘Nazi Gold Trains’ disappearing into tunnels on abandoned rail spurs followed by mysterious explosions at each end of the tunnel. Treasury might also want to keep an eye on Epstein Island for crews leaving ships with shovels. I’m only half joking.

    If you follow an electronic money trail to a Swiss bank, you only have to watch the exits to confiscate it when it leaves. There’s a reason pirates and Nazis didn’t put their treasure in banks.

    This E.O. might also affect a fair number of our elected representatives with ties to the Clinton Cabal. The next year or two will be quite interesting.

  2. andysaurus says:

    Thanks for the acknowledgement E.M. I wonder if ex Prime Ministers of Australia, specifically Gillard and Rudd could count as foreign persons. I ask this particularly as Gillard after she was ousted went on to be the Board Chair for the Global Partnership for Education, which is funded by the Clinton Foundation. I might suggest that the contributions to the foundation and her taking this post may be connected. Sadly, the swamp seems to extend from Washington to Canberra.

  3. E.M.Smith says:

    @Andysaurus:

    As this is a USA law, a “foreign person” would be anyone not a USA Citizen. I think you have a bead on something there ;-)

  4. Graeme No.3 says:

    The timing of the release of the Executive Order is interesting. What do they say about concealing bad news by letting it out when everybody’s attention is on something else?

  5. jim2 says:

    I just hope it’s a public hanging. There’s probably more ‘punch’ if everyone can see what happens when you turn the government against the Citizens.

  6. corsair red says:

    @jim2:
    Just one?

  7. Larry Ledwick says:

    Hmmm, get your pop corn ready. From twitter

    Stealth Jeff
    ‏@drawandstrike
    2 minutes ago
    Your long wait is almost over, people. The hearing on DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s Clinton Email report is scheduled for June 11th.

    The Committee members will need at least 5-7 days to read the report & prepare the ?’s they want to ask before the hearing is held.

  8. Emu says:

    @ Andysaurus

    At the time Gillard was PM she ‘donated’ almost $300 million taxpayer dollars to the Global Partnership for Education, an amount that exceeded the top SIX donor countries COMBINED!

    In short, she purchased/bought her appointment as Chair of GPE, bestowed upon her by the Clinton shill, “the chief executive of Global Partnerships is former JPMorgan senior banker Alice Albright, the daughter of Madeleine Albright who served as US secretary of state in Bill Clinton’s administration.”

    As at 2014 … “The latest financial report of the fund shows it holds cash of more than $1 billion, most of which has been committed for grants for education in developing countries.”

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-02-11/julia-gillard-global-partnership-education/5251230

    Around that time Gillard also purchased/bought herself an honorary doctorate from the University of Adelaide with an unprecedented $100 million taxpayer dollar “grant” to the university.

    In 2018 she’s now Chair of ‘Beyond Blue’, a mental health ‘help-line’ that is currently in receipt of over $30 million in Federal and State taxpayer ‘grants’ plus corporate and public donations.

    Julia Eileen Gillard is an expert at feathering her own post-political ‘nest’, with other people’s money, and with a penchant for largely unaccountable money-laundering charities … she knows where ALL the ‘bodies are buried’ and will gnaw on every possible bone until they are picked clean.

    With the Australian Government, the Judiciary, the Tax Office and the Media protecting her nefarious activities, Trump sweeping her up in his Executive Order of Dec 2017 is one of our last hopes in bringing this reprehensible individual to Justice.

  9. Emu says:

    PS – Found this link too ….https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/qed/2016/07/gillard/

    Julie Bishop is our current Foreign Minister ( = US Secretary of State) and, being a card-carrying Fabian just as Gillard was before her) is following Gillard’s example of tossing mega-millions of taxpayer dollars in all directions. Bishop however, has her beady little eyes set on a plum appointment to the UN – that way she’ll be accountable to nobody.

    By the way – Alexander Downer, that so-called “Australian Diplomat” was also Foreign Minister in 2006 when he first opened the Treasury sluice-gates to Bill Clinton, signing a Memorandum of Understanding for further donations at a time when Clinton had ZERO authority in the Clinton Foundation.

    Downer was always a Clinton shill, and undoubtedly part of the set-up for the Papadopoulos sting.

  10. p.g.sharrow says:

    I don’t see anything here that targets the Clinton Machine………………yet. It does look like the administration is creating a Big Hammer for something more then just inconveniencing some foreign bad actors…pg.

  11. beththeserf says:

    Re Soros, lots of documentation of his funding international globalist activism
    via Open Society Foundation, Tides Foundation and many others.
    http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=977

    Discover the Networks has a list of organizations funded by George Soros
    anti-Israel, pro-Islam, the new Ukraine, and open borders activism.

  12. beththeserf says:

    Here’s another… ‘Links Revealed: George Soros, Open Society and the
    migrant flood via Italy.’ Includes Cospe Onlus, one of Soros’ assisted
    orgs, founded in 1983, operates in 30 countries spending vast sums of
    money, calls for’ the abolition of all European laws limiting freedom of movement’

    https://hat4uk.wordpress.com/2017/07/17/links-revealed-george-soros-open-society-and-the-migrant-flood-via-italy/

  13. gallopingcamel says:

    Way above my pay grade…….if it hurts any corrupt people I am for it.

  14. Another Ian says:

    “Italian Populist: We’re Going in the ‘Right Direction’ If Soros Is Worried”

    http://www.breitbart.com/london/2018/06/04/populist-deputy-right-direction-soros-worried-italy/

  15. beththeserf says:

    Like the song says…

  16. jim2 says:

    Hmmmmm …

    (CNN)Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe has requested the Senate Judiciary Committee provide him with immunity from prosecution in exchange for testifying at an upcoming congressional hearing focused on how senior officials at the FBI and Justice Department handled the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s private email server, according to a letter obtained by CNN.

    https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/05/politics/andrew-mccabe-immunity-grassley/index.html

  17. Graeme No.3 says:

    It is said that Obama (or even Michelle) will run for President in 2020. Is there some strategy in Trump’s action?

  18. philjourdan says:

    It may be a warning shot across the Clinton’s bow, but it is not aimed at her. The constitutional concept of ex-post facto. It will kill her foundation, but as long as they were shutting it down, she is immune from the EO.

    Soros on the other hand……

    You do not have to go after the felons, just their bag men.

  19. philjourdan says:

    @Graeme No. 3 – Obama cannot run. The limit is 2 terms or 8 years. And there is nothing about the limit being applied to consecutive terms. He has had his 2 terms.

    Why the democrats think that the wives of the president are somehow qualified to run, I will never know. Hillary did nothing except sleep with the president (Sorry, a Senate job in a Blue state and a failed job as SOS is not experience).

  20. David A says:

    Obama had many many unauthorized dealing with nations such as Iran and was turned down by the banks in attempts to funnel billions to them. Also billions ( from the O admin) disappeared with no accounting from various green energy companies that went broke shortly after receiving hundreds of millions from the U.S. taxpayer.

    If those assets, via the Trump executive action, can be found and clawed back from the Sorros – Clinton – Obama rule the world nut jobs, then I support it.

    Yet I must add a small warning to examine how can these executive powers may be abused by a corrupt administration.

  21. E.M.Smith says:

    @Jim2:

    I always wonder about those “immunity” things. Do they really have beans to spill, or is it just buying cheap protection?

    @David A:

    I’d really really like to see Trump assign the Government Auditors to do a complete audit of the books… I suspect a lot of money trails would lead to interesting places…

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