On Sunday, an article went up on The Huffington Post, announcing Hillary Clinton’s indictment.
“Hillary to be indicted on Racketeering”
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— Judy Baldasaro (@JudyBaldasaro) May 30, 2016
The Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) is a United States Federal Law passed in 1970 that was designed to provide a tool for law enforcement agencies to fight organized crime. RICO allows prosecution and punishment for alleged racketeering activity that has been executed as part of an ongoing criminal enterprise.
Activity considered to be racketeering may include bribery, counterfeiting, money laundering, embezzlement, illegal gambling, kidnapping, murder, drug trafficking, slavery, and a host of other nefarious business practices.
James Comey and The FBI will present a recommendation to Loretta Lynch, Attorney General of the Department of Justice, that includes a cogent argument that the Clinton Foundation is an ongoing criminal enterprise engaged in money laundering and soliciting bribes in exchange for political, policy and legislative favors to individuals, corporations and even governments both foreign and domestic.
The post was quickly taken down without explanation.
The author of the post, Huffington Post freelance contributor Frank Huguenard, spoke exclusively with Breitbart News about it. As it turns out, he’s just as confused as we are.
“Huffpo has yet to respond to my request for an explanation,” Huguenard tweeted at this Breitbart News reporter Monday morning. “I’ve got my sources, they never asked.”
Huguenard later told Breitbart News, “I want to do another story but my HuffPo account has been temporarily disabled. Not sure what’s happening with them.”
So they took the piece down without explanation and locked Huguenard out of his account. Yeah, that’s not odd at all. Even stranger, no Huffington Post editors seem to know what happened. They’re all playing dumb and redirecting questions and concerns to others
“Sorry. I don’t know. I’d direct your question to a blog editor,” Huffington Post Politics senior editor Sam Stein told Breitbart.
Pressed to provide contact information for the blog editor in question, Stein did not respond further.
A note at the bottom of the original article explains that “This post is hosted on the Huffington Post’s Contributor platform. Contributors control their own work and post freely to our site. If you need to flag this entry as abusive, send us an email.”
Weird, huh? I guess we can’t even wonder if Hillary Clinton will be indicted. Even if a contributor has actual sources to back up his claims.
Man. Journalists these days. So honest. Full of integrity. Totally transparent. (Just kidding about all of that.)