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Trump Just Busted Obama’s Leftover In Largest Ever Fraud – Here’s What They Blew $500 BILLION On!

That was OUR Money!

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The longer Barack Hussein Obama is out of the White House, the more we learn about how deep his corruption really went. Besides weakening our border policies, not vetting refugees, and outright refusing to deport illegals despite ICE orders, the terrible handling of America’s money was just one more piece of the puzzle which leads us to believe it was his plan to destroy the US all along.

The newest piece of the Obama deception is the fact that two years worth of financial audits will now need to be redone as the Department of Housing and Urban Development corruption is finally coming to light.

HUD’s so-called errors amounted to almost $520 billion in just those two years alone, along with several other audit inconsistencies. I guess now we know how Obama and family is still able to afford to take all those lavish vacations.

Via HUD:

The total amounts of errors corrected in HUD’s notes and consolidated financial statements were $516.4 billion and $3.4 billion, respectively. There were several other unresolved audit matters, which restricted our ability to obtain sufficient, appropriate evidence to express an opinion.

These unresolved audit matters relate to (1) the Office of General Counsel’s refusal to sign the management representation letter, (2) HUD’s improper use of cumulative and first-in, first-out budgetary accounting methods of disbursing community planning and development program funds, (3) the $4.2 billion in nonpooled loan assets from Ginnie Mae’s stand-alone financial statements that we could not audit due to inadequate support, (4) the improper accounting for certain HUD assets and liabilities, and (5) material differences between HUD’s subledger and general ledger accounts.

This audit report contains 11 material weaknesses, 7 significant deficiencies, and 5 instances of noncompliance with applicable laws and regulations.

HUD, which was led by Obama appointee Julian Castro until President Trump replaced him with former Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Cason, is supposed to be in charge of overseeing affordable housing for low-income citizens. Instead, it looks as if they spent their time cheating, lying, and mismanaging money. And leftists think the government should be in charge of our healthcare!

The Center for Public Integrity Reports:

Public housing, private frustration
HUD-Funded Housing Projects Wasted Money on Belly Dancers, Sex Offenders and Dead Residents

Even by Washington standards, $26 billion is a lot of money.

That’s the amount spent by taxpayers annually to provide housing for needy Americans. But there’s significant evidence that some of the monies have been poorly spent for years.

A joint investigation by ABC News and the Center for Public Integrity found that the Department of Housing and Urban Development has struggled to combat theft, corruption, and mismanagement in the more than 3,000 public housing agencies nationwide it funds, and particularly inside the 172 that HUD considers the most troubled.

The problems are widespread, from an executive in New Orleans convicted of embezzling more than $900,000 in housing money around the time he bought a lavish Florida mansion to federal funds wrongly being spent to provide housing for sex offenders or to pay vouchers to residents long since dead.

Despite red flags from its own internal watchdog, HUD has continued to plow fresh federal dollars into these troubled agencies, including $218 million in stimulus funds since 2009, the joint investigation found.

The ultimate victims of such mismanagement are impoverished Americans who rely on federally funded local public housing agencies to provide them with a clean, safe place to live.

“We’re failing these tenants, we’re failing the taxpayers,” said Kenneth Donohue, who recently retired as the HUD inspector general in charge of rooting out waste, fraud and abuse from the federal housing program.

Just ask the residents of public housing in Sanford, Fla., who for years tolerated crumbling units before finally being moved to new locations, or the occupants of public housing in New London, Conn., who became so frustrated by substandard living conditions that they went to court to demand that a judge name a receiver to manage their property.

The New London residents, aided by a pro-bono law firm, submitted photographic evidence that an entry door had been shackled with chains and their floors littered with rodents, urine, and blood.

A subsequent investigation by HUD’s inspector general concluded the New London Housing Authority had suffered from “significant management deficiencies for more than 10 years” and that HUD had “not been effective in recovering the authority from its longstanding troubled status.”

HUD officials acknowledged problems, but said they take corrective action when alerted that local housing agencies aren’t living up to their obligations. They also insist conditions in locales like New London and Sanford have improved since President Barack Obama took over. There are more than 3,000 public housing agencies nationwide who receive HUD money; the list of 172 labeled as troubled fluctuates slightly, but has remained basically constant in recent months.

“I think we’re doing a good job. More importantly, I think a vast majority of housing authorities across this nation are doing a good job,” Assistant Secretary Sandra Henriquez said in an interview.

Here are photos provided to the Center for Public Integrity by the Reardon Law Firm showing conditions in recent years at the Thames River public housing project in New London, Conn. The photos were gathered as part of a lawsuit in which the Reardon firm is helping some residents of the public housing complex try to get a court order to name a receiver for their property, which they allege has untenable living conditions.One of the public housing authorities Henriquez cited for superior performance: Philadelphia. It has long been praised by HUD as a model agency, supposedly far removed from the “troubled” class of housing agencies.

But investigations last summer uncovered allegations that the then-Philadelphia Housing Authority’s executive director had spent lavishly on parties that included belly dancers, and had used more than $500,00 in housing authority funds to secretly settle claims accusing him of inappropriate sexual advances with female employees.

The same month as one of the alleged belly dancer parties, 12-year old Ebony Gage suffered a near fatal asthma attack that occurred after her mother says poorly trained Philadelphia housing authority inspectors failed to properly inspect her home for dangerous mold.

“Nobody cared,” said Angelique McKinney, Ebony’s mother. “The representatives down there, they look at you, like, ‘Oh well, it’s not our problem, you need to take care of this or you need to handle this. It’s like they ignored everything I said.”

McKinney alleges water leaks went unrepaired for years, eventually turning her home into a toxic pit filled with mold.

Ebony may never walk or talk again and the Housing authority settled out of court for $9.6 million.

“You go from looking at your 12 year old dancing and talking, to the next day you got a feeding tube and you can’t hear her saying anything,” McKinney said. “I just want her to say ‘mommy,’ I just want her to say ‘mommy’ and that is it.”

Last fall, after a series of newspaper exposes, the Philadelphia agency’s executive director was forced out of his $300,000 a year job running the country’s fourth largest public housing authority. And now federal investigators have opened their own probe.

Lawmakers like Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, wonder how such problems could go undetected for years by HUD.

“We expect that the agency in Washington, D.C. ought to be making sure that every taxpayer dollar is spent in a responsible way. And it seems to me that we have not had that proper oversight,” Grassley said.

But that is not how Obama administration officials see it.

“I would say the Philadelphia Housing Authority did a good job,” Henriquez said, asserting that the probe of the former director overshadowed the agency’s successful efforts to revitalize housing..

“I just find the before and after amazing, it’s an incredible story to tell,” she said.

The joint investigation by the Center and ABC, however, found allegations of mismanagement spread across the country.

For instance, HUD’s inspector general discovered that one senior official — Elias Castellanos, chief financial officer of the long-troubled New Orleans Housing Authority — used taxpayer money to buy a million dollar mansion in Florida, with a Lamborghini and BMW parked out front.

Castellanos was convicted of embezzlement and sentenced to nearly four years in prison, one of 43 housing officials across the country convicted of crimes over the last two years.

Donohue, the former inspector general, said corruption and fraud have flourished at HUD-funded housing agencies because federal officials in Washington have been asleep at the switch. And every dollar lost to fraud or mismanagement, he said, punishes the already vulnerable populations who live in public housing.

“Public housing often is the last resort for many people, and to take money away from them is a sad commentary,” he said.

Donohue’s office cautioned HUD officials about awarding stimulus money to troubled agencies, identifying many that had past problems managing money.

The public housing authority in Chattanooga, Tenn. was cited by the inspector general for doling out about $600,000 in employee bonuses, cost-of-living increases and severance awards in 2008 while on the brink of financial collapse.

An audit by Donohue’s office also found the public housing provider misused $788,000 in housing vouchers for the poor to pay unrelated expenses and diverted $1.2 million from a Fannie Mae loan.

Even though Chattanooga’s housing authority was on the troubled list and had a history of financial problems, HUD distributed at least $11 million to the agency from President Barack Obama’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

HUD officials said they took Donohue’s concerns seriously, developing a strategy that included comprehensive and substantive reviews of all troubled housing authorities that got stimulus grants and preventing the agencies from drawing down funds without prior HUD approval

During Donohue’s tenure as chief watchdog, his investigators uncovered some headline-grabbing examples of other mismanagement problems, like an estimated $7 million worth of payments to provide housing vouchers for dead people.

The investigative findings have begged the question of whether the root of the problem is incompetence or fraud.

“I think it’s a little bit of both,” Donohue said.

Investigators also found an estimated 2,000-3,000 registered sex offenders living in subsidized housing, courtesy of taxpayers, in violation of HUD’s own rules.

“I don’t know exactly how that happened,” Henriquez said when asked about the sex offenders uncovered by Donohue’s investigators. “This is truly a difficult issue. People make mistakes, we correct those. It’s again, what do our actions say when it comes to our attention? That is the bottom line.”

But for too many public housing residents, the bottom line remains one of private frustration over what they perceive as continuing neglect from Washington.

For more than a decade, officials have promised action for the 320 families who lived in projects in Sanford, Fla., where in some places the walls were literally crumbling around them.

This past summer, Toveka Jones took an ABC News producer through a tour of her HUD-subsidized apartment, pointing out locations where a wall was “falling in from the termites” and a ceiling caved.

“I’m just ready man, just ready to get out of here and give my kids a life,” Jones said.

Late last year, after a decade of complaints and deterioration, officials finally deemed her public housing project uninhabitable, and most of the families were moved out.

Shown pictures of the conditions at Sanford before the move, HUD officials insisted they did what they could.

“I don’t think this speaks to a larger failure at all,” Henriquez said. “There is a sense of urgency to make sure that conditions that you’ve shown me here are corrected as quickly as possible.”

As we can see, corruption at HUD is nothing new, and just look at our very own postal service which has been wildly mismanaged for decades. Whatever the government touches turns into corruption. Luckily for us overburdened taxpayers we now have a president who isn’t from the government. A man who uses common sense instead of the typical corrupt government lingo to get things done. The typical scammers won’t be able to get away with their usual corruption without Trump and his appointees calling them out. It’s not too late to save our great nation!

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Al ran for the California State Assembly in his home district in 2010 and garnered more votes than any other Republican since 1984. He's worked on multiple political campaigns and was communications director for the Ron Nehring for California Lt. Governor campaign during the primaries in 2014. He has also held multiple positions within his local Republican Central Committee including Secretary, and Vice President of his local California Republican Assembly chapter. While also being an ongoing delegate to the California Republican Party for almost a decade.

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BREAKING!! Intel Officer Just Revealed ‘First President In History’ To Be Hit With a FELONY INDICTMENT!!

IT’S COMING!!! IT WILL BE GLORIOUS!

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After months of the liberal media ridiculing Trump over his claim that Obama spied on him during the election, Trump finally got vindication this week. America learned the truth on Tuesday that Obama did in fact unconstitutionally spy on Trump throughout the presidential election, leaving Barack Obama with his pants down yet again.

Now former intelligence officer Lt. Col Tony Shaffer just revealed that Obama’s wiretapping was not only a federal crime, but says that the results of this investigation will likely result in Obama being brought up on FELONY CHARGES. The colonel’s dire prediction about Obama’s future is sending shock-waves through the black hearts of liberals all across America today, as it’s now thrown a monkey wrench into Obama’s plans to stage his “political comeback” this fall.

In a a recent interview with Trending Today USA,  Lt. Col Tony Shaffer called ‘Obamagate’ an “order of magnitude” even bigger than the Watergate scandal because the incident included “using nation-state resources for purposes of political gain.”

When asked if Obama could be arrested for violating the law, he said that it would be the “first time a former president could be indicted for a felony.”

“…I think it is very possible that he acted outside of the scope of his duties, responsibilities and authorities to turn the resources of a nation-state on a candidate. This is, as I’ve said before, soviet-dictator level wrongdoing,” he added.

Shaffer said that Obama using government resources to spy on Trump was for the sole purpose of getting Hillary into office, as Obama hoped the wiretapping would produce enough “dirt” on Trump to sabotage his presidential run.

Given Shaffer’s lengthy military career, his rise to the top of the American intelligence community, and his current senior position at the prestigious London Center for Policy Research, his prediction about Obama shouldn’t be scoffed at. Being brought up on felony charges would completely destroy Obama’s plan of making his political comeback this year, as he’d be trying to figure out a way to keep himself out of prison instead of spending his hours obsessing with ways to bring Trump down.

The Hill reported on just how extensive Obama’s spying truly was, as this unconstitutional move wasn’t just limited to listening in on Trump’s calls. They reported:

If these reports are accurate, it means U.S. intelligence agencies secretly surveilled at least a half dozen Trump associates. And those are just the ones we know about.

Besides Manafort, the officials include former Trump advisers Carter Page and Michael Flynn. Last week, we discovered multiple Trump “transition officials” were “incidentally” captured during government surveillance of a foreign official. We know this because former Obama adviser Susan Rice reportedly admitted “unmasking,” or asking to know the identities of, the officials. Spying on U.S. citizens is considered so sensitive, their names are supposed to be hidden or “masked,” even inside the government, to protect their privacy.

In May, former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates acknowledged they, too, reviewed communications of political figures, secretly collected under President Obama.

After getting away with whatever the hell he wanted over the past 8 years and wiping his butt with the Constitution, it looks like Obama’s cockiness might just be his undoing. He might have gotten away with his antics in the past, but things are vastly different now that Obama doesn’t have all his minions blocking all investigations into his crimes, as was the case when he was president.

If this colonel’s predication is in fact true, Obama’s little plan to keep trolling Trump with his little shadow government from the headquarters of his D.C. home could soon be coming to an abrupt end. How poetic would it be that after spending 8 years pandering to terrorists and trying to destroy America that Obama could live out the rest of his life behind bars in an orange jumpsuit? Sounds like perfect justice for America!

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BREAKING NEWS!!! IED TERROR ATTACK ON US SOIL!!! HUGE EXPLOSION!

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Over the last several years, terror attacks have increased due to the insane liberal policies of allowing Muslim refugees and illegal immigrants to flood our borders unvetted and unchecked. Just last year we saw numerous cases of violence perpetrated by radical Islamists that stole the lives of innocent Americans and yet the left still fights for these violent offenders to stay within our borders. Now, just mere weeks into the New Year, our country has been hit by another possible terror attack which makes one wonder if this is just the beginning of more violence in on American soil.

There was a time in America that we all felt safe walking down the streets, going to the airport, or even shopping at the local mall. However, all that changed after Barack Obama got into office and he changed our landscape by allowing Muslim terrorists to come into our country under the guise of humanitarian efforts. Now, these people have been walking among us as we wonder if they will strike again. So, just a few weeks into January, that question has been answered after an improvised explosive device was set off in a Lake Wales, Florida Mall earlier this evening.

The attack happened at the Eagle Ridge Mall near the mall entrance of JC Penny, and thankfully no one was hurt during this attack.

Here is more from 10 News:

The Lake Wales Fire Department responded to a call about a fire around 5:22 p.m. Sunday evening.

The fire broke out at the Eagle Ridge Mall located in Lake Wales, and the fire department discovered smoke coming from a corridor next to the mall entrance of JCPenny.

The department personnel discovered an improvised explosive device that was set off in the mall corridor. 

More improvised explosive devices were found in a backpack nearby.

Thankfully, there have been no reported injuries and the roof sustained some damage. 

The mall has been evacuated and the department has launched a criminal investigation along with Lake Wales Police Department, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, the State Fire Marshall, and the Hillsborough County Bomb Squad. 

Authorities continue to search for a person of interest who has been described as an onlooker as a heavy-built, white, middle-aged man wearing a gray shirt and a gray hat. 

Stay with 10News for further details on this developing situation. 

As the report stated, the police are looking for a middle age white male who is heavier set seen in the area at the time of the explosion. What this man has to do with the crime is anyone’s guess, but considering the string of attacks we have seen over the last several months, it could have ties to Muslim extremism or just someone who has gone off the deep end.

For instance, we saw Sayfullo Saipov commit an atrocious act on Halloween when he rented a U-Hauk truck and ran down dozens of people before being arrested.

Via Daily Mail:

According to the criminal complaint, Saipov chose the attack date to target Halloween crowds.

During the last few weeks, Saipov searched the internet for information on Halloween in New York City and rented a truck to practice turns.

He chose a route along a lower Manhattan highway and initially hoped to continue to hit more pedestrians on the Brooklyn Bridge, the complaint said.

Then earlier in October, Stephen Paddock opened fire on concert goer’s from his hotel room killing hundreds of people and injuring dozens more.

Hopefully, the police will be able to catch who did this quickly before any more people are harmed by future attacks. However, this is to be expected when you leave our borders open and fan the flames of division in our country with violent liberal rhetoric. It would not be a surprise to learn that the person who committed this crime is either a member of Antifa, ISIS sympathizer, or a liberal follower who is upset over President Trump’s decision not to grant amnesty to millions of Dreamers. Either way, it is time that there are harsher consequences doled out to those who commit these sorts of crimes or we will only see them continue.

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BREAKING: As Military Forced To Work For FREE From Shutdown, Look What Greedy Illegals Are Doing NOW!

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Although Illegal alien criminals had over 30 years to apply for legal status, they have for months lobbied Democrats in order to get them to block funding for the government unless the bill granting them citizenship rights was also added to the 2018 budget.

On Friday Democrats answered that call and decided to show America their true colors by putting illegal alien criminals ahead of law-abiding American citizens and our military servicemen and women. By mounting a filibuster of a four-week spending bill, denying the government the cash it needs to remain open and our military from getting what it needs to continue the awesome service they provide for us the American people.

And in the wake of this asinine Democrat shutdown, illegal aliens ignorantly cheered at the fact they now believe they are being taken seriously.

The Washington Times Reports:

Illegal immigrants cheer as Dreamer shutdown hits

Democrats called it the Trump shutdown. Republicans labeled it the Schumer shutdown. But in reality, it was the Dreamer shutdown.

Illegal immigrant Dreamers had for months begged Democrats to block funding for the government unless the bill granted them citizenship rights. On Friday Democrats heeded that call, mounting a filibuster of a four-week spending bill, denying the government the cash it needs to remain open.

In the wake of the shutdown Dreamers cheered, saying they were finally being taken seriously.

SEE ALSO: Graham offers path out of ‘Dreamer’ shutdown

“We know that the public is on our side,” Cata Santiago, a Dreamer, said in a statement. “We are calling for the immigrant community and our allies to take to the streets immediately to demand that Congress pass legislation guaranteeing permanent protection for immigrant youth NOW.”

Dozens of Dreamers were in the Senate’s viewing galleries Friday night watching as the drama unfolded beneath them. Police were gathered in force just outside the galleries with piles of plastic handcuffs, prepared for the kinds of protests and mass arrests Dreamers have fostered around the Capitol in recent weeks.

There were no disturbances in the galleries, but there was plenty of confusion among senators, who seemed stunned that they actually careened into a shutdown despite Democrats and Republicans saying they didn’t want one.

“Almost everybody on both sides doesn’t understand how we ended up here,” said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

He laid blame squarely at the feet of the Dreamer debate, saying Democrats held the entire process — a two-year budget, money for the Children’s Health Insurance Program and other needs — hostage to the immigration talks.

Democrats suggested there were other sticking points, but acknowledged immigration and the fate of the Dreamers was the chief hurdle. But they said the hold-up was President Trump’s demands for major changes in immigration policy, which the White House said had to be passed along with any action on Dreamers.

“What happened to President Trump who asked us to come up with a deal? He backed off at the first sign of pressure,” Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer said.

The Dreamers and their immigrant-rights allies now find themselves in the same position as conservative and tea party groups, who pressured Republicans into an Obamacare-fueled shutdown in 2013.

That shutdown lasted 16 days, and Republicans relented in the end, walking away with no substantive gains.

Dreamers are likely to emerge from this shutdown in better shape, with most lawmakers saying they do want to find a solution for them.

Early Saturday morning, after the votes, Dreamers stood outside the Capitol in small groups. Some seemed stunned by the turn of events, while others danced to music playing from their iPhones.

For now the Dreamers await along with the rest of the country to see the outcome — though they were emboldened by their show of political power.

For now, though, the Dreamers await along with the rest of the country — though they were emboldened by the show of political power.

“Our fight has never been about a government shutdown; it’s about a policy breakthrough. It’s not about political advantage; it’s about people’s lives,” said Frank Sharry, executive director of America’s Voice, a pro-immigration lobby group. “Victory is close. We won’t stop until we achieve it.”

Deemed the most sympathetic figures in the immigration debate, most Dreamers were brought to the U.S. by parents with little say in the decision, and many don’t have substantive memories of their home countries.

They began “coming out” as illegal immigrants in the last decade, and quickly became a political force, earning invitations to the State of the Union address, meeting at the White House with President Barack Obama and addressing the Democratic National Convention.

They came close to a solution in 2010, when legislation known as the Dream Act — which they took their name from — cleared the House and came close to passing the Senate, falling in a GOP-led filibuster.

Their power has grown in the years since, and they felt emboldened last year to demand a shutdown fight. Democrats balked the first few times, but finally agreed to a self-imposed Jan. 19 deadline for action.

Yet the actual firm deadline for Dreamers is March 5, which is when Mr. Trump’s phaseout of the Obama-era DACA deportation amnesty, protecting some 690,000 Dreamers, begins to expire. More than 100 Dreamers are losing status each day right now, but those are ones who didn’t manage to renew their status by Homeland Security’s Oct. 5 deadline.

Still, Sen. Richard Durbin, an Illinois Democrat who has led the fight on their behalf for years, said it was a travesty for Congress to have not solved their situation.

“To say we’re in no hurry — well, we may not be as senators and congressmen, but these young people are in a hurry to find out whether or not they have a life. That’s what it comes down to,” Mr. Durbin said.

Republicans countered that they, too, wanted to grant long-term certainty to Dreamers, but didn’t want a new amnesty to invite another wave of illegal immigration. They demanded more border security and other policy changes be tied to any Dreamer legislation.

“We cannot deal with the issue of individuals in our country illegally … and ignore how it happened in the first place,” said Sen. James Lankford, Oklahoma Republican.

Yes, folks, we have now reached the point where the current Democrat Party has shut down the government over a bunch of illegal aliens. They have clearly chosen to side with illegals who have had over decades to become legalized citizens over people like you and me and our military.

Never has this happened in our nation’s history, to have elected public servants whom we pay for choose criminals over law abiding American citizens.

Apparently, the clowns in the Democrat Party didn’t get the memo as to why We The People elected President Donald Trump in 2016. We are sick and tired of being put in third place after any illegal alien or so-called “Dreamer” who decides to break into our nation from whatever cesspool they came from only because “They” decided they can have a better life here.

Being an American citizen and living in the US isn’t a world right, it’s a privilege, and one that you don’t decide, we the American people decide if we want you here.

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