Statement of Citizens United President David N. Bossie reacting to Hillary Clinton's anti-Citizens United Amendment
"Hillary Clinton said today that if she wins - and that's a big if - she will propose an anti-Citizens United amendment to the Constitution. Make no mistake about it, Hillary Clinton's top priority is to enact a 28th Amendment to the Constitution that would gut the First Amendment. Hillary Clinton would rather silence her opposition than fight terrorism or fix the economy."
Citizens United President David N. Bossie Statement on FBI Director James Comey's Wrong Decision Not to Indict Hillary Clinton
FBI Director James Comey stated Hillary Clinton broke the law, but is choosing not to recommend prosecuting her. It is a bad day for all America, she’s not being held accountable for her reckless and illegal actions. The American people will only see that Hillary Rodham Clinton is above the law.
Regardless of the FBI determination into narrow questions about Hillary Clinton’s illegal email server, there are still many unanswered questions. Huma Abedin's testimony about burning schedules coupled with the State Department's political delay tactics in producing court ordered documents gives the appearance that Hillary Clinton was engaged in activities as Secretary of State that she is fearful of disclosing to the public. What was Hillary Clinton's priority as Secretary of State? Was it U.S diplomacy or was it Clinton Foundation business and donor maintenance? The public has a right to know the answers to these critical questions.
Statement of Citizens United President David N. Bossie on Secret Lynch-Clinton meeting
“Attorney General Loretta Lynch holding a secret briefing in the back of private plane with former President Bill Clinton is an outrage and further demonstrates that Lynch’s special relationship with the Clintons is riddled with conflicts of interest. Attorney General Lynch must appoint a special counsel in this case immediately. Hillary Clinton is under FBI criminal investigation and Lynch’s meeting with Bill Clinton cements the view that she cannot conduct an impartial investigation. It’s simply not believable that the pending FBI criminal investigation into the Clinton email server wasn’t discussed because this bizarre meeting was not supposed to be publicly disclosed in the first place. This all reeks to high heaven.”
Citizens United President David N Bossie Statement on Special Counsel
“Citizens United first called for an impartial special counsel to investigate the Clinton email case 11 months ago. We were right then and we are right now.
Democrat political appointees at the Department of Justice - including Loretta Lynch - can’t be expected to make unbiased prosecutorial decisions about their own nominee for president.
In the past 10 days, President Obama endorsed Hillary Clinton for president and met with Attorney General Loretta Lynch at the White House the same afternoon.
Then Loretta Lynch appears on television to say she’s never discussed the Clinton email case with President Obama and that she’s treating it like any other case that comes down the pike.
To top it all off, Lynch denied that there was even the hint of an appearance of a conflict of interest in the case despite the fact that:
-Hillary Clinton’s husband President Bill Clinton appointed Lynch U.S. Attorney in 1999, creating the appearance that she owes the former President something for that important appointment;
-Senior Justice Department officials have contributed thousands to Hillary Clinton’s campaign, creating the appearance that the Obama Justice Department wants Clinton to succeed;
-Lynch herself has made contributions to Democrat candidates in the past, creating the appearance that Attorney General Lynch is a partisan Democrat who wants Clinton to succeed; and
-Indicting Democrat Clinton now would damage her ability to be elected, therefore putting a ‘third Obama term’ in jeopardy.
The American people have had enough of Attorney General Lynch’s ‘nothing to see here’ strategy. In order to restore some trust in government and the rule of law, Loretta Lynch must acknowledge the conflicts that surround this investigation and appoint an impartial special counsel without delay.”
Citizens United President David N Bossie statement on President Obama’s Supreme Court nomination
“It’s disappointing that President Obama disregarded Vice President Biden’s advice from 1992 and refused to honor the decades long tradition of not putting forward a Supreme Court nomination during an election year.
I have confidence that the Republican-controlled Senate, put in power by grassroots conservative voters, will stand strong for principle and precedent and not budge on this process until 2017.
Senators McConnell, Grassley and the rest of the Republican Senators must not allow the Supreme Court to drastically shift to the left by considering this nominee.
Furthermore, Merrick Garland would be a judicial activist who would seek to legislate from the bench, disregard the Constitution, and methodically hammer away at the Bill of Rights."
Statement of Citizens United President David N. Bossie on today’s Joint Status Report in Citizens United’s FOIA Litigation
“In today’s filing, the State Department finally disclosed to the court that it located 2,000 “retired”, unsearched, and previously unknown records of former Secretary Clinton, Huma Abedin, and Cheryl Mills that may be responsive to our FOIA requests in this lawsuit.”
“With this 11th hour revelation, the State Department has missed its court ordered deadline to finish the production of documents in this case.”
“These newly discovered records could impact document production in other Citizens United FOIA lawsuits as well as cases involving other plaintiffs.”
“Citizens United first filed these FOIAs in 2014 and filed the lawsuit to pry the records loose in April 2015. These records pertain to Clinton donors Gilbert Chagoury and Rajiv Fernando.”
“The public has a right to inspect records that are in the possession of their government. These delay tactics by the Obama Administration look like nothing more than an assist to former Secretary Clinton.”
“This latest declaration is more of the constant “drip, drip, drip” that Judge Sullivan spoke of last week.”
Citizens United Demands Details of Bill Clinton’s 2012 “North Korea invitation”
In May 2012, Clinton Foundation Foreign Policy Advisor Amitabh Desai sent the attached email to State Department senior staff members Cheryl Mills, Jacob Sullivan, and Michael Fuchs with the subject line “North Korea invitation.” The email chain makes clear that the invitation for President Bill Clinton “came via” Secretary Clinton’s brother Tony Rodham.
The email chain from Desai states in pertinent part:
“Dear Cheryl, we’d welcome your feedback on the attached invitation – would USG have any concerns? Thanks, Ami”
“This came via Tony Rodham.”
The State Department declined to produce to Citizens United the referenced attachment which would seemingly provide details of the “North Korea invitation” in question.
“North Korea is a rogue regime that is a threat to the security of the civilized world. Now, with its nuclear test and subsequent rocket launch, North Korea has inserted itself into the 2016 U.S. presidential race. The Clinton Foundation and/or the State Department should immediately release the details of President Bill Clinton’s 2012 ‘North Korea invitation’ that is referenced in the attached State Department email that was obtained by Citizens United through a FOIA lawsuit over the summer of 2015,” said David N. Bossie, President of Citizens United.
“The Clintons are longtime supporters of transparency in government and releasing these records would be consistent with their rhetoric. The public has a right to know the details of what North Korea was offering President Clinton,” Bossie continued.
“Similarly, Hillary Clinton is running for president of the United States and it’s in the public interest to know the extent of her brother’s relationship with North Korea and/or North Korea interests. How would this relationship impact Hillary Clinton’s decision making with respect to North Korea?” Bossie concluded.
Statement of Citizens United President David N. Bossie on the passing of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia
America lost one of its treasures today with the passing of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Since being appointed to the High Court by President Ronald Reagan thirty years ago, there was no greater defender of our justice system, the rule of law and the Constitution than Justice Scalia.
Justice Scalia was a shining example of American exceptionalism and his intellect on the bench was unmatched.
As a conservative American, I lost a hero today. Antonin Scalia can never truly be replaced and his service to our beloved country will never be forgotten.
May God bless the family of Justice Scalia at this very difficult time.
Statement From Citizens United President David N. Bossie On Jeb Bush’s Liberal Position On Citizens United
Jeb Bush's true colors just resurfaced. He has embraced the left’s view of the First Amendment. Jeb Bush now agrees with Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders to limit free speech in America.
George W. Bush signed the unconstitutional McCain-Feingold legislation into law in the first place, so it's no surprise Jeb Bush has the same severely flawed view of the Constitution that his brother did.
Jeb Bush is a hypocrite. His Super PAC has raised over one hundred million dollars, but it hasn’t helped him one bit.
Jeb Bush’s problem isn’t Citizens United. It’s Jeb Bush.
His weak finish in Iowa and last stand tomorrow in New Hampshire make his opinion less and less a factor with every passing hour.
Jeb Bush could use a lesson on the Constitution from Ted Cruz.
Statement by Citizens United President David N. Bossie on newly disclosed Wendy Sherman video
“The newly disclosed 2013 video of former Undersecretary of State Wendy Sherman discussing how Hillary Clinton sent sensitive government information with her blackberry device is the latest reason why Attorney General Loretta Lynch must appoint an impartial special counsel to investigate these constantly evolving and extremely serious allegations. A federal investigation into the Democratic frontrunner for President of the United States during an election season is an extraordinary circumstance. Attorney General Lynch must do what is right by our justice system and that is to get this investigation out of the hands of Democratic political appointees at the Department of Justice immediately.”