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In a disturbing revelation for a Supreme Court nominee, Elena Kagan
took millions of dollars from the Saudis as dean of Harvard Law School and a
chunk of it reportedly came from 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden.
Kagan’s Saudi/bin Laden money connection probably served as an inspiration in
protecting the Saudi kingdom against a lawsuit for financing the 2001 terror
attacks. Thousands of family members of 9/11 victims sued Saudi Arabia and
several members of its royal family for actively aiding in financing the attacks
through front groups posing as charities. As Solicitor General, Kagan blocked
the lawsuit, citing the “potentially significant foreign-relations consequences
of subjecting another sovereign state to suit."
Another skeleton in Kagan’s closet is her financial ties to Goldman Sachs, the
global investment firm embroiled in a major fraud scandal. For four years
Kagan worked as an “advisor” at the Wall Street titan that donates
generously to Democrats.
In 1995 and 1996, future Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan
was involved in a bizarre controversy in which the Clinton White House
was accused of siding with an eco-terrorist group locked in a standoff
with federal agents deep in the woods of Oregon. The incident led to
an investigation by House Republicans, who concluded that a staffer
on the White House Council on Environmental Quality tipped off the
environmental radicals to impending action by U.S. Forest Service law
enforcement agents -- a leak that Forest Service officials believed
endangered the lives of their agents on the ground.
Kagan, at the time an associate White House counsel, had no role in
leaking the feds' plans to the radicals, but House Committee on Natural
Resources investigators concluded she shirked her responsibility by not
searching for the source of the leak or pushing for punishment of the
"Nothing was ever done by Elena Kagan to learn the details about the
leaks, or to identify the leaker and ensure that proper punishment
Originally posted by Maxmars
I doubt our President will admit to this, but I suspect that the political party is who really decides what favored son or daughter get offered what post in the cabinet - or what job as a an 'appointed' and 'approved' servant of the people.
Originally posted by zaiger
I think we would be pretty well off if we just let the bin ladens run
the country for a little bit. Both the republican and democrat parites
have failed us we should try something new like the bin ladens or
maybe some marxists.