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Police launch MASSIVE manhunt as chilling airport CCTV shows ISIS Bombers wearing black gloves to hide triggers for suicide vests

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A major manhunt is underway for an ISIS suspect in a white coat and black hat who fled Brussels Airport after two explosions ripped through the terminal in a suicide bomb attack this morning, killing 14 people and injuring dozens of others.

Police issued a wanted notice for the man who was seen on CCTV calmly pushing a luggage trolley through the check-in area with two other suspects minutes before the blasts at about 8am (7am GMT) today.

His alleged accomplices were wearing black gloves on their left hands, which security sources say would have hidden the triggers for their explosive vests.

Wanted: Police have issued an appeal to catch this ISIS suspect, seen on CCTV footage dressed in a white shirt and jacket and wearing a dark hat as he pushed a luggage trolley through the airport minutes before two bombs rocked Brussels Airport 

Wanted: Police have issued an appeal to catch this ISIS suspect, seen on CCTV footage dressed in a white shirt and jacket and wearing a dark hat as he pushed a luggage trolley through the airport minutes before two bombs rocked Brussels Airport 

Bombs were also said to have been planted in their suitcases which they checked in just minutes before the atrocities, according to the local mayor.

Zaventem mayor Francis Vermeiren said: ‘They came in a taxi with their suitcases, their bombs were in their bags.

‘They put their suitcases on trolleys, the first two bombs exploded. The third also put his on a trolley but he must have panicked, it didn’t explode.’

The two men blew themselves up while the third suspect is believed to have left his nail bomb before being spotted running from the terminal.

It is not known if the fugitive then sped to Maelbeek station to carry out the other blast that killed 20 people in a subway train just 79 minutes later.

Belgian police launched the manhunt as ISIS claimed responsibility for the massacres, which killed 34 people in total and injured close to 200 others.

As a series of anti-terror police raids were mounted across Belgium today, prosecutor Frederic Van Leeuw confirmed two suicide bombers died in the attack on Brussels’ main airport while the third is being ‘actively’ sought.

In a statement, officers appealed for information about the on-the-run suspect, who was pictured wearing a hat and a light-coloured jacket.

‘Police are looking to identify this man. He is suspected of having committed the attack at Zaventem on Tuesday March 22,’ it said.

It also emerged this afternoon that police had discovered another nail bomb, a number of ‘chemical products’ and an ISIS flag at a house in the Schaerbeek area during a raid in connection with this morning’s attacks.

Police conducted dozens of raids and swooped on a number of suspects as the Belgian Foreign Ministry said many of those behind the terror plot are ‘still at large’.

It came after the world today woke up to yet another deadly terror attack in Europe – just four months after 130 people were massacred in Paris.

In all too familiar scenes, terrifying photos showed bloodied victims and maimed bodies after two bombs were detonated at Brussels’ main airport.

Just 79 minutes later, commuters on their way to work lost limbs as a third bomb tore apart a train carriage on the Metro line in Maelbeek – killing 14.

Horrifying pictures, many of which resemble the heartbreaking devastation seen in the wake of the London 7/7 bombings, show innocent commuters covered in blood and sprawled out on the floor after being targeted in the attack.

Europe now remains on high alert amid fears of further attacks from ISIS, which has already threatened to hit the UK ‘harder and more bitter’.

In a statement released today following the Brussels attack, the terrorist group said on its official Telegram account: ‘We promise to the states that are allied against the Islamic State that they will face dark days in return for their aggression against our state.

‘And what will await you will become harder and more bitter through the grace of Allah.

‘In praise of Allah who has made our blows precise and helped us succeed. we demand for him to accept our brothers among the martyrs.’

Brussels now remains on lockdown with police desperately carrying out a series of anti-terror raids in a city which has already been deemed a ‘clearing house for jihadism’. More jihadis have travelled from Belgium to fight for ISIS in Syria and Iraq than have gone from any other European country.

In the wake of November’s Paris massacres, it emerged that those behind the attacks masterminded them from Brussels leading French media to heavily criticise the Belgian authorities.

Bomber Salah Abdeslam, who was finally arrested on Friday, had links with the Brussels district of Moelenbeek – an area with a large North African population – whose mayor once described it a ‘terrorists’ den’ because of the number of jihadists living there.

First picture: These three men, pretending to be air passengers, are believed to the terrorists who have carried out the Brussels airport. The two suspected suicide bombers on the left were both wearing black gloves - which the Belgian media says would have hidden the triggers for their explosive vests. The third suspect in the hat is believed to still be on the run after dropping his nail bomb

First picture: These three men, pretending to be air passengers, are believed to the terrorists who have carried out the Brussels airport. The two suspected suicide bombers on the left were both wearing black gloves – which the Belgian media says would have hidden the triggers for their explosive vests. The third suspect in the hat is believed to still be on the run after dropping his nail bomb

Panic: A fire caused by one of the explosions in the terminal is tackled by airport staff with extinguishers surrounded by baggage and falling roof tiles

Panic: A fire caused by one of the explosions in the terminal is tackled by airport staff with extinguishers surrounded by baggage and falling roof tiles

Obliterated: Ceiling tiles and debris are littered across the floor of the terminal building after twins blast rocked the check-in area

Obliterated: Ceiling tiles and debris are littered across the floor of the terminal building after twins blast rocked the check-in area

A soldier walks through debris after two explosion rocked a terminal building at Brussels Airport - but security sources say Belgian police already have CCTV of at least one bomber and the explosion

A soldier walks through debris after two explosion rocked a terminal building at Brussels Airport – but security sources say Belgian police already have CCTV of at least one bomber and the explosion

MailOnline revealed earlier today that security services already have CCTV of one of today’s Brussels airport bombers including the moment he detonated his suicide belt. 

Every space in the city’s airport is covered by four CCTV cameras, including the departures hall where at least 14 were killed.

Maelbeek station’s surveillance network is also being used to pinpoint the moment that 20 people were murdered 79 minutes later.

Police are already trawling through hours of CCTV footage filmed before and after the deadly explosions as they hunt for those behind the attacks.

The carnage began at 8am today when two suspected nail bombs were set off in the check-in area of Brussels airport. A third unexploded suicide belt was found in the rubble. Just 79 minutes later a bomb blew up an underground train.

Shocking images from Maelbeek station show the mangled remains of the train, smoke pouring out of the building and casualties littered on the pavement outside – just 400metres from the EU’s headquarters.

The bomb went off at 9.19am – just over an hour after two explosions killed at least 14 in a suicide attack on the Belgian capital’s main airport.

Brussels’ public transport authority has revealed that the three-carriage train at Maelbeek was ripped apart by a single explosion, with the bomb set off in its middle carriage. It is not known if it was a suicide attack or a planted bomb.

The British Foreign Office confirmed two Britons were injured in the explosions, while three American missionaries from Utah were also seriously hurt.

A Foreign Office spokesman said: ‘Embassy staff are providing consular assistance to two injured Britons and are ready to support any further British nationals that have been affected. British nationals should follow the advice of local security authorities and check our travel advice for updates.’

Surrounded: Two men on their knees with hands on their head are held in Brussels as the authorities  

Surrounded: Two men on their knees with hands on their head are held in Brussels as the authorities  

Drama: Two men were pinned to the ground by armed police and special forces as the hunt for members of the terror cell behind today's bombings in Brussels started

Drama: Two men were pinned to the ground by armed police and special forces as the hunt for members of the terror cell behind today’s bombings in Brussels started

Across the border: A suspect with his hands up is arrested as he is taken off a train because of suspicious activity at Hoofddorp Station in Amsterdam

Across the border: A suspect with his hands up is arrested as he is taken off a train because of suspicious activity at Hoofddorp Station in Amsterdam

Commuters on the Metro at the time described hearing a loud bang before they were evacuated from trains and forced to walk down smoke-filled tunnels and along the track to the closest safe station.

A witness said: ‘We left Maelbeek station towards the centre at around 9.07, 9.10, when we felt an explosion which appeared to come from the front of the train.

‘The lights went off, there was panic given what happened at Brussels airport.

‘The doors of the train were forced open to get off the train. There was a lot of smoke. We left via Maelbeek station. The glass doors were blown out. The explosion must have been enormous.’

Emergency services at the scene were carrying the dead and injured out of the station on stretchers.

Alexandre Brans, 32, who was wiping blood from his face, said: ‘The metro was leaving Maelbeek station when there was a really loud explosion.

‘It was panic everywhere. There were a lot of people in the metro.’

20 people are said to have been killed at the Metro bombing at 9.19am.

Brussels resident Shigeo Sugimoto said he was one stop away from where the metro was hit and heard people shouting.

He wrote on Facebook: ‘I am fine !! But i was in the metro when suddenly some one start shouting ‘explosions!!! Evacuation!!!

‘Ouch!!! I was just one station ahead before when explosion happened !!!!!!!!’

He posted pictures showing cars and people standing in the road and wrote: ‘Maerbeek (sic) now apocalypse!!!’

Mr Sugimoto said he saw a man with blood on his face in the vicinity of Maelbeek station in the EU quarter, near the European Commission’s main building.

He was at Arts-Loi station, one ahead of Maelbeek, and told the Press Association: ‘On the ground, there were already people walking every direction to distance (themselves) from metro and the Belgian army were there trying to make people calm.

‘I saw a guy, blood over his face, dragged by another person. Then police start blocking the street and I could only see ambulances go and come.’

Evan Lamos was among the thousands of commuters on tube trains this morning when the network was attacked.

He was two stops away from Maelbeek and the passengers on his train were evacuated from the carriages into a smoke-filled tunnel and then walked along the tracks to the exit at the nearest station.

He said: ‘There was a dull thud. We felt a blast of air and my ears popped shortly afterwards. The Metro stopped immediately’.

Mr Lamos was told that there was ‘an incident on the line’, suggesting that a train may have been bombed.

Victim: A bloodied commuter is given oxygen and treated for a head injury on the kerb outside the Metro station where a train was blown up today

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BREAKING: Democratic Party About To Implode After Obama Admin Just Threw Clintons Under The Bus In Major Way

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The Democrat party loves to portray themselves to the American public as a united front fighting for the disadvantage and the so-called oppressed in the country. Though with just a little digging that comradery facade falls apart like a cheap suit from Walmart. Ever since President Donald Trump trounced Hillary Clinton last year, the Democratic party has been in shambles with no clear leadership which has led to infighting in the already fractured party. With President Trump draining the swamp and closing in on the scoundrels in Washington D.C. that have been actively destroying our country top Democratic officials are turning on each other to save their skin.

And, that is precisely what just happened when advisors from Barack Obama’s administration stepped forward to torpedo the Clinton clan which could finish the already floundering Democratic party for good. 

Over the past several weeks, there have been multiple sexual allegations made against politicians as well as top Hollywood executives that has rocked the establishment. Senator Al Franken, Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, and Charlie Sheen all have been fingered as sexual deviants with many people calling for their arrest to answer for their crimes. However, while their nasty deeds are disgusting, they aren’t the first liberal scum to use their power and status to prey on innocent victims.

As we all are aware, Bill Clinton was known for his malfeasance while in office as governor and president of the United States. For years, Democrats have turned a blind eye to Bill Clinton’s sexual assaults and rape allegations so that they could use his popularity to push their sick liberal agenda forward in the country. Barack Obama used Bill Clinton to help his campaign in 2012 and also Bill campaigned for two-timed failed presidential candidate and wife, Hillary Clinton.

Well, now that cozy arrangement appears to be falling apart as former top advisors to both Barack Obama and even Bill Clinton are coming forward to support Monica Lewinsky.

Here is more from People Politics:

Following multiple sexual misconduct allegations made against high-profile politicians like Roy Moore and Al Franken, former top advisers to President Obama and the Clintons have voiced their support for Monica Lewinsky.

During an interview with MSNBC, Jennifer Palmieri — the communications director for Hillary Clinton who also worked for Bill Clinton‘s administration — said that she was sorry for everything Lewinsky had gone through.

“Monica Lewinsky was my intern and the relationship the president had with her was very inappropriate,” she said. “It was a consensual relationship, but he was the President of the United States and she was a 24-year-old intern — that is taking advantage of a power dynamic on a historic scale.”

She also revealed that in April she ran into Lewinsky for the first time in 20 years and “I told her that I was really sorry for everything that she had been through.”

“Her whole life was defined by this one mistake and her life was — I don’t want to say it was ruined because I hope it’s not,” she added.

Palmieri was also asked to respond to a comment that Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) made during an interview with The New York Times, in which she said she thought Bill should have stepped down from the presidency during the scandal. Gillibrand had previously endorsed Hillary during the 2016 election and entered the Senate in 2009 after she was elected into Hillary’s former seat after she became Secretary of State under Obama.

“The Clintons have done a[n] enormous amount of good in this country and despite that, they’ve got friends who are not always going to be there for them, and it’s something I’ve seen happen to them quite a bit, but they’ll survive,” Palmieri said of Gillibrand’s comments.

Not only did Palmieri show public support for Monica Lewinsky but so did Reverand Al Sharpton and former Obama staffer Alyssa Mastromonaco. Then, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, a New York Democrat, also came forward this past Thursday stating that Bill Clinton should have resigned from office after his affair with Lewinsky was discovered.

This public support for Monica Lewinsky is a long time coming especially from those in the Democratic party that has made a living throttling males for so-called man-splaining and “rape culture” in America. The Clintons all but destroyed Monica for coming forward about her sexual encounters with Bill Clinton while he was president. Instead of the Hillary Clinton blaming her husband for using his power to seduce the young intern, Hillary unleashed a series of personal attacks against Lewinsky that ultimately destroyed any chance of her having a career.

So, after decades of Democrats taking Bill Clinton’s side, it is a shocking to see these former advisors now saying the opposite of the past narrative.

This change in the narrative proves that the Democratic party is imploding on itself and it is only a matter of time before it is further destroyed. Without any apparent leadership, the Democrats are in disarray and are now turning on themselves to save their own skin from more embarrassment by their own hypocrisy.

What will happen next is anyone’s guess but hearing of top advisors throwing Bill Clinton under the bus for his sexual deviancy does serve as a good indication that the liberal party may be beyond repair. 

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Corrupt Dem Congresswoman Just Busted Stealing Money From Children – What She Did With Money Will Make You SICK!

This will piss you off!

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And once again we have a Democrat congressperson excelling at what they do best, lying, cheating and stealing!

She partied with the Obama, Pelosi and Reid, traveled on Air Force one next to President Obama, and cast her superdelegate vote for Crooked Hillary Clinton although they delegates should have gone for Socialist Bernie Sanders. But today Corrine Brown is in federal court for stealing scholarship money from school children. Yes, you read that correctly, “the woman of the people,” stole money. FROM CHILDREN!

The disgraced congresswoman must now defend herself against allegations that she funneled hundreds of thousands of dollars from a non-profit charity, One Door for Education, into her own filthy pocket. If convicted on all 24 counts, she faces 357 years in prison and $4.8 million in fines. Only a Democrat being a Democrat!

From the very beginning, Brown has been shrouded in deep controversy. Right after winning her election in 1992, the Federal Election Commission accused Brown of violating numerous campaign finance laws. And that was even before the campaign finance laws became strick under the McCain/Feingold law that forced the creation of so-called “Super Pacs.” Most notably, she accepted donations from foreign citizens and even failed to report the use of a corporate plane which she managed to get her greasy paws on. And investigators are saying that’s just the tip of the ethical iceberg.

First Coast News:

Corrine Brown pleads for mercy, prosecutors ask for prison time

Former Jacksonville area Congresswoman Corrine Brown took the stand Thursday afternoon, pleading for mercy from federal judge Timothy Corrigan.

“I am sorry you have to be here today to see me in this situation,” Brown said in her statement to the court. “I never imagined I would one day be in court asking people to speak on my behalf – never. In hindsight, I wished I had been more diligent in overseeing my personal and professional life The idea that some people could believe these charges hurt me because it runs contrary to everything I’ve ever believed and done in my life. I hope and pray these proceedings to don’t make them [ordinary people] lose faith in the system. I humbly ask for mercy and compassion.”

Brown was convicted on 18 counts of fraud and corruption in May.

The lead prosecutor in the sentencing hearing argued Thursday that the former congresswoman should be sentenced to about 7.5 to 9 years in federal prison. Her defense attorney is seeking probation and community service.

Prsecutor Tysen Duva told the court based on her actions during the investigation and in the trial, she should receive the most prison time out of the three co-conspirators.

Brown wore a magenta suit to the courthouse Thursday and briefly appeared in the overflow courtroom prior to the sentencing hearing.

Brown’s defense attorney James Smith objected to various aspects of the sentencing recommendations, including how much money Brown should be culpable for.
Prosecutor Duva asked the court, “What accountability does the law require?” during his presentation.

Duva said Brown was accustomed to receiving money she should not have received.
She also lied about donations to colleges, churches and other entities.

He also argued that Brown has made ludicrous comments during the investigation, including a comment where she essentially said that had investigators not been looking into her case, the Pulse shooting in Orlando would never have happened. She also referred to the charges as “bogus” and “racist,” implying that she was targeted for her race in the case.

Duva objected to that notion by saying, “She was targeted because she committed fraud, not because she was black or white.”

She attacked numerous agencies during the investigation, which Duva states shows her character as a person.

“Why do you support someone who says this nonsense?” Duva questioned the court Thursday, referring to the upcoming character witnesses set to speak.

We’re in our first break for #Corrine Brown’s sentencing hearing. U.S. attorney A. Tysen Duva just completed the government’s presentation. He passionately described her as a trailblazer politician who morphed into a liar and a fraud. @FCN2go pic.twitter.com/a1Irg2QEmr— Julia Jenaé (@JuliaJenaeFCN) November 16, 2017
Duva claims Brown “failed miserably” at being transparent during her time in office as a congresswoman.

“This is systemic and this is who she became,” said Duva, arguing the character witnesses cannot overshadow the conduct she performed in the criminal case.

“It’s not something that should be present in American democracy,” he said.

Duva said the judge has to make a difficult decision in this case.

Corrine Brown and her attorney James Smith speak outside the federal courthouse Monday. PHOTO: First Coast News

Brown has previously asked for delays in her sentencing due to storm damage to her home and mental and physical welfare checks, but all those motions were denied.

On Wednesday, prosecutors recommended reduced prison time sentences for Brown’s co-conspirators, former of chief of staff Ronnie Simmons and fake charity founder Carla Wiley. Judge Time Corrigan accepted this recommendation for a reduced prison time range of 21-27 months for Wiley and 33-41 months of Simmons. More on that hearing can be read here.

Brown, Simmons and Wiley will not receive their final sentencing until Dec. 4, according to recent court documents.

Corrine Brown Character Witness Testimony: Nov. 16, 2017

Corrine Brown had several witnesses come forward Thursday in support of her through witness testimony during the sentencing hearing.

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee provided a glowing character witness of Corrine Brown during her sentencing hearing Thursday.

Jackson Lee described via telephone testimony it as her “privilege” to characterize Corrine Brown as a “loving person.”

She said Brown has had a “pointed and direct effort [in] helping others, not herself.”

The veterans’ community loved Congresswoman Brown, Jackson Lee said, stating that Brown has helped those with PTSD and other issues following fighting overseas. She also stated Brown helped tremendously with relief efforts during Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans.

“That shows a character of giving to others unselfishly,” Jackson Lee said.

A bishop from the Orlando area stated that Brown would help their community when other politicians couldn’t make things happen. He said she was “driven by wanting to support … and bless others.”

One woman who went to school with Brown’s daughter got emotional during her testimony in support of Brown. She said Brown taught her valuable lessons that helped her thrive in her military career and how to treat her soldiers.

“She’s been my champion .. my mentor,” the woman said.

Dr. Oliver Hunter of Houston recommended that Brown receive community service instead of incarceration time.

Another witness came forward and said Brown should be out helping others instead of in jail because “the people trust her.”

Melissa Alexander came forward to speak on behalf of Brown, describing her as a “blunt and passionate” woman. She cited that she’s been supportive of other people even up to the sentencing hearing.

Marissa Alexander, character witness for #CorrineBrown responded to the prosecutor’s criticism of Brown’s vocal personality. “She’s a largely blunt & passionate, persistent & formidable person. There’s a difference between transactional leadership & transformative leadership.

One man came forward and said Brown has helped other garner jobs through projects she’s worked on in Jacksonville and other areas. He beseeched the judge to “embrace her through your mercy” and not give her any prison time.

Roselyn, a life-long friend from Brooklyn, New York, came forward to provide her insight into who Brown is as a person. She said Brown is a passionate and hard-working woman who has long been a beacon of support for those in need of help.

After lunch, political consultant David Muller shared testimony on Brown, implying that she’s a genuine, caring person.

“It’s never about her,” he said. “She is the most tenacious fighter for people.”

He also discussed a time where Brown called him up and asked for help getting a train, so that she could get supplies to Haiti following an earthquake. She had 18 tractor trailers full of supplies and moved them via a cruise ship to Haiti, Muller said.

“It’s never about her. It’s about helping other people,” he said. “She is a wonderful, compassionate person.”

Many in the court clapped following Muller’s testimony about Brown.

Corrine Brown issues a statement during sentencing hearing

Former Congresswoman Corrine Brown issued a statement during the sentencing hearing Thursday, apologizing to the court, her family, friends and supporters.

“First and foremost, I want to thank my family friends and supporters for their continued prayers and support.”

“I have always strived to protect my name and my reputation”

She said the charges against her are not who she is.

“It runs contrary to everything I am and everything I’ve ever done in my life.” Brown said in her statement. “Public service is an honor and a privilege.”

“I ask that you take into consideration all that I’ve done in my life, and I humbly ask for mercy and compassion. Thank you very much.”

Additional arguments by defense attorney

The defense attorney belabored the point that they are against the notion that Brown abused a position of trust, which is established by the evidence presented in the trial.

Smith explained the definition of obstruction of justice, which Brown is accused of doing while taking the stand by the prosecutor, stating that it is the “intention or deliberate effort while on the stand to make material falsehoods.”

The judge wasn’t so sure and asked the defense attorney to elaborate.

Smith appeared to get emotional after posing two questions: “What type of sentence does justice require in this case?” and “How do you sentence someone who is a legend?”

He attributes some of her actions to the progress our country has made in terms of relations for black people.

Smith said he met with an Orlando attorney who was from Jacksonville and said the attorney described Brown as “our Martin Luther King” for black Jacksonville natives.

“None of those people had to push the boulder up the mountain like she did,” said Smith, referring to others in Congress. “She truly is a legend.”

Smith said “extensive rigorous community service” would be much more appropriate for Brown than going off to federal prison for five years. Restitution is also not conducive to prison time, Smith argued.

The judge will also be accepting additional letters in support of Brown.

Court recessed at about 2:40 p.m. Thursday. The final sentencing will take place on Monday, Dec. 4 at 10 a.m.

Following the recess, Smith briefly spoke with media regarding the atmosphere in the courtroom, confirming that it was at some points emotional for him because he’s gotten a chance to know Brown over the year-plus they’ve been working together. He stated some of the emotions just show that he’s only human.

The Initial Trial

There are a lot of moving parts in the case against Corrine Brown and her co-conspirators.

Carla Wiley first became involved in the fraud scheme when she started dating Ronnie Simmons.

Carla Wiley, President of the now-defunct fake charity One Door for Education. She pleaded guilty last March to wire fraud, and agreed to testify against Brown.

She was president of a charity called One Door for Education, which was never actually registered as a 501(c)(3).

The fake charity received more than $800,000 in four years, with about only $1,200 of it actually going to scholarships for students. That money is now gone.

Simmons was dating Wiley when he told her he needed a nonprofit to financially back a reception for congresswoman Brown in 2012. Wiley offered One Door for Education as an option for that reception.

The charity claimed to give scholarships to poor and underprivileged children seeking the become teachers.

Ronnie Simmons is being indicted along with former Congresswoman Corrine Brown. They are accused of using a fake charity to raise funds for their personal expenses. Photo: Florida Times-Union

During the initial trial earlier this year, Brown’s defense attorney, James Smith, described her as a hardworking congresswoman who was dedicated to her constituents.

Lead prosecutor A. Tysen Duva argued during the trial that Ronnie Simmons worked under Brown and did her bidding by taking out $800 a day from the One Door for Education bank account and depositing it into Brown’s personal bank account. He did this numerous times, according to Duva and evidence released earlier this month.

The fake charity was essentially used as a slush fund for Corrine Brown’s travels, expenses and shopping, according to the prosecutors.

She used the money put in her bank account to go to Nassau, Bahamas with her daughter, fly to Beverly Hills and shop along Rodeo Drive, and attend a Beyoncé concert, according to court documents and previous reports by First Coast News.

The prosecutors also argued that Brown committed wire fraud, mail fraud and stole money from the government after she lied on tax documents.

Brown had friends in high places, such as former CSX CEO Mike Ward. She would ask them for donation to Open Door for Education and many of them gladly donated, according to previous reports and prosecutor testimony.

Ward, for instance, contributed $35,000 to One Door for Education after learning that the money would go toward providing students with iPads for learning.

Prosecutors also argued that Brown lied about and inflated what she gave in tithes to various churches. The churches came forward in the trial and said the donations claimed to be given by Brown did not match their records, to which Brown said she sometimes gave anonymous donations.

Other legitimate scholarship organizations came forward and said they had never received funds from Brown’s charity.

Meanwhile, Brown’s tax returns claimed she contributed as much as $30,000 – 20 percent to a third of her income, to various charities.

Prosecutors also claimed that without the cash deposits that Ronnie Simmons made to her bank account, she would have overdrawn her account numerous times during 2012 to 2015.

When Brown took the stand, she denied any wrongdoing on her part and said she trusted the wrong people and said they were behind the unlawful acts.

She cried multiple times on the stand and said she was not to blame for what had happened, according to previous reports.

Overall, the prosecution argued that $330,000 of the money garnered through One Door for Education was used for events receptions surrounding the congresswoman. Meanwhile, $70,000 of that money went to cash in the congresswoman’s pocket. Carla Wiley pocked more than $100,000, while Simmons is accused of pocketing thousands of thousands of dollars for himself.

The worst part about this whole mess is the fact that everyone knew this woman was crooked but still had no issue palling around with her. She has had issues since the moment she won her election and the Democrat Party has stood by her without question. Yet they are the party who claims to be for the people. Yeah, unless those people are underprivileged children who want to get an education that is.

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BREAKING: Trump Just Reversed Major Ban But Liberals Are Even More Enraged About It Now – Here’s Why

Liberals are melting down everywhere!

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Liberals will always find a reason to have a problem with President Trump. It’s why they are always protesting over something no matter how ridiculous it is. Whether it’s a travel ban or not you can count on them taking the streets. Another issue has come to the forefront that has them protesting yet again.

President Trump reversed his decision to repeal the elephant trophy ban after an immense amount of public backlash. This past Friday he tweeted out a message on social media that he will be upholding a ban for importing trophies of elephants that are hunted and killed in Zimbabwe. This will be pending further review.

His tweet read,

“Put big game trophy decision on hold until such time as I review all conservation facts. Under study for years. Will update soon with Secretary Zinke. Thank you!”

Secretary Zinke also echoed the decision and intimated that he and the president had discussed the issue and were concerned about conservation and the critical need for healthy herds. The statement came hours after a statement by Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

Sanders had defended the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services decision to end the 2014 ban that had been previously initiated under President Obama. On Thursday the service noted that through December of 2017 they would issue permits to import sport-hunted trophies from Zimbabwe elephants.

The Daily Mail reported.

“The move was met with a barrage of criticism from animal rights groups and activists. It also came on the same day that the US State Department presented to Congress its first annual report on wildlife trafficking which, it said, ‘remains a serious transnational crime.’ French screen legend and animal rights activist Brigitte Bardot added her voice to the growing chorus of criticism, slamming Trump as ‘unfit for office’ after his administration’s ‘shameful actions.’ ‘No despot in the world can take responsibility for killing off an age-old species that is part of the world heritage of humanity,’ Bardot said in a letter to Trump, released through Fondation Brigitte Bardot.

The move is ‘a cruel decision backed by Zimbabwe’s crazy dictator and it confirms the sick and deadly power you assert over the entire plant and animal kingdom,’ the 83-year-old actress added. ‘Your shameful actions confirm the rumors that you are unfit for office.’

According to the Great Elephant Census project, African Savanna elephant populations fell by 30 percent between 2007 and 2014, while Zimbabwe saw a drop of six percent.
Despite an overall fall in poaching, Africa’s elephant population has declined in part because of continued illegal killing, said a report this year by CITES, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species. African ivory, in particular, is highly sought in China where it is a status symbol.

A provision in the Endangered Species Act says the import of such trophies can be legal if accompanied by proof that the hunting benefits broader conservation of the species. Trump’s sons are known to have a passion for hunting. In one widely shared photograph, Donald Trump Jr poses with a knife in one hand and an elephant tail in the other, the animal’s corpse beside him. The US decision follows tumultuous days in Zimbabwe, where President Robert Mugabe refuses to resign after the military seized control of the country.”

SCI President Paul Babaz said in a statement,

“These positive findings for Zimbabwe and Zambia demonstrate that the Fish and Wildlife Service recognizes that hunting is beneficial to wildlife and that these range countries know how to manage their elephant population.”

Wayne Pacelle, the organization’s president and CEO said,

“Let’s be clear: elephants are on the list of threatened species; the global community has rallied to stem the ivory trade; and now, the U.S. government is giving American trophy hunters the green light to kill them.”

SCI Director of Communications Steve Comus told NPR in an email,

“In some occasions, the skull might be (could even be skull with tusks). And, there are other parts imported sometimes, as well. What happens is that all of the meat, etc. is consumed by local people there in Africa (typically a village close to where the elephant is harvested). So, most of the elephant not only remains in Africa, but in the stomachs of local Africans.”

While animal welfare issues have not been a huge priority for the administration the issues related to it occasionally come to the forefront of the media. The President and his family have received criticism and backlash for trophy hunting in Africa and have almost never spoken out in defense of themselves for it. While others have considered it a non-issue that should not be worried about.

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