ONE-THIRD of all Navy brass caught in huge foreign bribery scandal

Source: https://thehornnews.com/one-third-navy-brass-caught-huge-foreign-bribery-scandal/

“On the Holmes Front, with Frank Holmes”

Hundreds of military officials – including some of the highest-ranking brass in the Navy – are accused of helping a shadowy Asian merchant fleece Uncle Sam for tens of millions of dollars… and you probably haven’t heard a peep about it.

It’s called the “Fat Leonard” scandal, and the investigation into bribes and corruption one of the biggest in U.S. military history. The Navy has investigated 440 people, including 60 admirals, for possibly taking bribes in exchange for phony government contracts and sweetheart deals.

That means the Navy suspects that up to one-third of all its admirals were on-the-take from a foreign agent.

“Fat Leonard” is Leonard Glenn Francis – a 6’3”, 360-pound Malaysian businessman who makes his money servicing naval vessels in the Pacific.

He bribed the Navy’s elite with the finer things in life that only a crooked businessman could provide: Money, the finest liquor, luxurious trips for their families.

And, of course, prostitutes. Lots of prostitutes.

Even tickets to see a Lady Gaga concert or the Broadway version of “The Lion King.”

In exchange, Navy leaders would steer huge government contracts to his firm, Glenn Defense Marine Asia (GDMA).

They’d even reroute ships in the Seventh Fleet away from their original destinations to ports run by GDMA.

It was a mystery why Leonard kept getting lucrative government contracts when his company provided such shoddy service.

Investigators say Leonard covered all his bases. He also bribed people inside the Navy’s investigative unit. They’d run interference for him and let him know when honest inspectors were closing in.

Leonard was so well dug-in that he continued to get huge “no-bid” contracts – even while he was under investigation!

Under former President Barack Obama, Leonard’s ripped off U.S. taxpayers for more than $200 million in Defense contracts since 2009. He admitted at least $35 million of that was total fraud paid for services he never even provided.

The problem goes a lot deeper than money. The lives of 40,000 enlisted men – and the safety of the entire free world – depend on military commanders having honesty, integrity, and putting country first.

Imagine if war had broken out with North Korea or China, and our ships were in the wrong port because a Malaysian multimillionaire bribed the right commander with champagne and hookers?

Naval officers say Leonard’s theft and bribery operation was one of the most deep, vast, and penetrating they’ve seen since the days of Communist espionage.

Even a three-star admiral was taking pay-offs, they say.

Leonard and 17 others have already plead guilty – and under President Donald Trump, the investigation is only beginning.

— Frank Holmes is a reporter for The Horn News. He is a veteran journalist and an outspoken conservative. He also talks about the news that was in his weekly article, “On The Holmes Front,” every Saturday.

Washington Post demands a Clinton investigation!

Source: https://thehornnews.com/shocking-washington-post-demands-clinton-investigation/

by Walter W. Murray, reporter

It’s not often that conservatives side with The Washington Post — but their article Sunday titled, “Yes, the Clintons should be investigated” has Americans on both sides of the aisle agreeing.

“Ever since Watergate, the mantra of all major corruption investigations has been to ‘follow the money.’ Well, Americans of all political stripes should be outraged by the fact that both Democrats and Republicans in Washington are up to their eyeballs in Kremlin cash,” Marc Thiessen wrote in The Post.

“Russian money found its way into the pockets of not only Trump advisers like Paul Manafort and Rick Gates — who were recently indicted by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III — but also Democratic power lobbyist Tony Podesta, Bill Clinton and the Clinton Foundation.”

Of course, the dirty Russian money that made their way into the pockets of the Clintons via the Uranium One deal is a scandal that The Horn News and other conservative news organizations have reported on for years.

It seems all the mainstream media needs to grow a backbone and call for an investigation into the Clintons is for the former White House power brokers to be out of favor in Washington, D.C.

Now that they’re out of the good graces of the liberal elite, it seems the knives have come out for the Clintons.

The Washington Post writes, “Ask yourself: How many half-a-million-dollar speeches has Bill Clinton given to Kremlin-linked banks since Hillary Clinton was defeated? How much Russian money is flowing into the Clinton Foundation’s coffers today? If Donald Trump had given a $500,000 speech paid for by a Kremlin bank, and his private foundation had accepted $145 million from Vladi­mir Putin-linked oligarchs and their Western business partners, do you think that his critics would be insisting there was nothing to see here?”

Of course not.

This is something conservatives have been saying for years.

Still, it’s nice that liberal media organizations are finally acknowledging the scandal… even if they are extremely late to the party.

At this rate, only three more years until someone in the mainstream media notices that President Barack Obama secretly shipped $400,000,000 in unmarked cash to the Iranians. Whoops, missed that one?

What about the shocking amounts of mysterious deaths that seemingly follow the Clinton family everywhere?

Or maybe the massive amount of voter fraud being used to rig elections in favor of Democrats?

Or the accusations that Obama tampered with the FBI investigation into Hillary’s emails to help her win the election?

These are stories that The Horn News has reported on for years. These are also stories that were completely ignored by mainstream media outlets like The Washington Post and CNN, whose producers have been caught on camera admitting they’ll say just about anything to make a profit.

For The Washington Post, Sunday’s opinion piece was at least a start.

— Walter W. Murray is a reporter for The Horn News. He is an outspoken conservative and a survival expert, and is the author of “America’s Final Warning.