Leid Stories—What’s Your Plan for the Chaos Ahead? A Q&A Session with Charles Ortel—07.13.17

Charles Ortel is a former Wall Street investment banker who specialized in corporate mergers and acquisitions. He is credited with strengthening regulations and penalties against companies engaging fraud. After retiring, he has concentrated on fraud within the world of so-called charitable  organizations. The Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation occupying his attention for almost three years.   Download this episode …


Lauren McCauley – Damning Investigation Finds Trump’s Philanthropy Largely a “Facade”

President-elect Donald Trump continues to boast about his charitable giving, but those claims were cast into further doubt on Thursday after a damning Washington Post investigation into his philanthropy concluded that it is, for the most part, a “facade.” Despite claims of tens of millions of dollars donated to charitable causes, the months-long investigation by Post reporter David A. Fahrenthold …


Leid Stories—Busted! Leaked Docs Show Clinton Foundation Confessing to Fraud; Post-Hurricane Matthew, Haitians Suspicious About What Comes with ‘Aid’—10.19.16

Charles Ortel, the acknowledged expert on the shady operations and financial dealings of the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation and its multiple offshoots, discusses documents released yesterday by WikiLeaks that appear to confirm that Clinton Foundation executives, including the Clintons, were well aware they were committing fraud.


Leid Stories—WikiLeaks Docs Confirm Clinton Foundation Crimes—10.17.16

Charles Ortel, former Wall Street financial analyst and leading expert on the Clinton Foundation—which he calls “the largest unprosecuted charity fraud in U.S. history”—has been reporting on the Clinton Foundation’s epic law-breaking as it amassed billions of dollars from high-powered “donors” all over the world looking for favors from the Clintons.


Exxon and ALEC Running Illegal Lobbying Scheme, Watchdog Groups Charge in IRS Complaint

ExxonMobil and the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) are running an illegal scheme to promote the oil giant’s climate denial policies and legislative agenda in violation of U.S. tax law governing charitable organizations, the Center for Media Democracy (CMD) and Common Cause charged today. In a new filing to the IRS – adding to an active investigation prompted by a …

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Six Subtle Cues That Someone Is Narcissistic

There are plenty of people high in narcissism who you can spot right away. The grandiose type of narcissists constantly try to draw attention to themselves, even or especially, at the expense of others. They feel entitled to special treatment and become enraged when they don’t get it. The vulnerable narcissists also need reassurance, but their insecurities are not expressed …


Leid Stories—The Clinton Foundation: Outside the Law, Yet Shielded By It—09.08.16

The Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation, and multiple offshoots it has spawned globally in the years since the foundation’s launching in 1997, have been operating illegally and deceptively as charitable organizations, says former Wall Street financial expert, analyst and investor Charles Ortel, who has been presenting the findings of his independent study of the foundation’s operations in an ongoing series on Leid Stories.


Ian Anson – A tale of two GDPs: Why Republicans and Democrats live in different economic realities

Back in 1992, Democratic strategist James Carville uttered his famous recommendation to Bill Clinton ahead of the 1992 election: “It’s the economy, stupid!” Political scientists beat Carville to the punch, though: As far back as the 1950’s, scholars were uncovering evidence that presidential candidates of the incumbent party tend to win when the economy is strong on Election Day. Presiding over a gloomy economy, in contrast, …


Glenn Greenwald – Why Did the Saudi Regime and Other Gulf Tyrannies Donate Millions to the Clinton Foundation?

s the numerous and obvious ethical conflicts surrounding the Clinton Foundation receive more media scrutiny, the tactic of Clinton-loyal journalists is to highlight the charitable work done by the foundation, and then insinuate — or even outright state — that anyone raising these questions is opposed to its charity. James Carville announced that those who criticize the foundation are “going to hell.” Other Clinton loyalists insinuated …