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According to JudicialWatch.com. There is a brief summary for each name listed.

Judicial Watch Announces List of Washington’s “Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians” for 2013

(Washington, DC) – As Judicial Watch demonstrated in our recent survey, conducted in partnership with Breitbart.com, the American people are very concerned about a federal government that is completely out of control. I’m afraid a review of Washington’s worst offenders won’t allay these concerns.

However, this list, which is widely distributed by the press, serves an important purpose – to educate Americans about the bipartisan problem of corruption in Washington and about Judicial Watch’s critical work in holding corrupt politicians accountable to the rule of law.

And so, without further delay, the 2013 list in alphabetical order includes:

Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH)
CIA Director John Brennan
Senator Saxby Chambliss
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
Attorney General Eric Holder
Former IRS Commissioner Steven T. Miller / Former IRS Official Lois Lerner
Former DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano
President Barack Obama
Senator Harry Reid (D-NV)
Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius

Dishonorable Mentions for 2013 include:

Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg
Outgoing Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell ® / Incoming Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D)
Former Rep. Rick Renzi (R-AZ)
National Security Adviser Susan Rice

Quote:Senator Saxby Chambliss (R-GA):

Sen. Saxby Chambliss makes the “Ten Worst” list for what he actually did in 2012, but which was finally exposed in 2013. Just as with House Speaker Boehner, Chambliss’s misdeeds were revealed in Peter Schweizer’s book Extortion: How Politicians Extract Your Money, Buy Votes, and Line Their Own Pockets. In fact, Chambliss is highlighted as one of the key abusers who used leadership PAC loopholes to convert campaign cash into lavish lifestyle upgrades for themselves and their family members.

As the New York Times reported:

The book details the extravagant expenses of Senator Saxby Chambliss, Republican of Georgia, for instance, whose leadership PAC spent $10,000 on golf at Pebble Beach, nearly $27,000 at Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, and $107,752 at the exclusive Breakers resort in Palm Beach, Fla. The amount Mr. Chambliss spent at the Breakers in the 2012 election cycle, the book reports, is three times what the senator gave to the National Republican Senatorial Committee during the same period.

When Chambliss’s campaign was asked about the flagrantly lavish spending, they responded that all spending was reported according to the law. Though it may be legal, it is a clear abuse. And one has to wonder if the hardworking Georgians who sacrificed their scarce funds to support Chambliss’ re-election would be comfortable knowing their campaign contributions were used to support the “lifestyles of the rich and famous.”

Quote:Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton:

On January 23, 2013, outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton testified to congressional committees regarding the terrorist attacks on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, which led to the murder of U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other American citizens. At times evasive, at other times defensive and aggressive, Clinton delivered her version of events in the days before and after the murders in Benghazi. And, in the end, the Secretary of State pretended to take “responsibility,” but gave a predictable response regarding who is to blame: “…the level of responsibility for the failures…was set at the Assistant Secretary of State level and below,” Clinton said, referring to an investigation of the incident. In other words, this was not my fault.

At one point in her testimony, in what is, perhaps, the epitome of Obama-era contempt for accountability, Clinton yelled “What difference does it make?” in response to a reasonable question about why the attack transpired and why the administration told an obvious lie about an obscure Internet video as the cause of the attack.

If the mere mention of the contrived video scenario triggered Clinton’s emotional outburst, it is certainly understandable. Remember, it was Clinton herself who was instrumental in advancing the false narrative that the video sparked the attacks. For example, at a September 14, 2012, event honoring the victims, Clinton said, “We’ve seen the heavy assault on our post in Benghazi that took the lives of those brave men. We’ve seen the rage and violence directed at American embassies over an awful video that we had nothing to do with.” To this day, she has not set the record straight.

In addition to Hillary Clinton’s apparent cover-up of the role she played in the Benghazi tragedy and its aftermath, she left office in another ethical cloud about conflicts of interest in the activities of her longtime top aide Huma Abedin. Abedin left the State Department in February 2013, and in May 2013, Politico broke the story that, since June 2012, she had been working as a “special government employee” (SGE), a consultant position allowing her to represent outside clients while continuing as a top adviser at State. While working as an SGE, Abedin’s outside clients included Teneo, a strategic consulting firm co-founded by former Bill Clinton counselor Doug Band. According to Fox News, Abedin earned $355,000 as a consultant to Teneo, in addition to her $135,000 SGE compensation.

And compounding the corruption scenario were the potential for conflicts of interest between Hillary Clinton’s role as Secretary of State and Bill Clinton’s international ventures, which grew increasingly controversial in late 2008 when the former president released a list of donors to his library and foundation in what he termed “a deal between” Obama “and Hillary.” According to an Associated Press wire story, “Saudi Arabia gave $10 million to $25 million to the foundation. Other government donors include Norway, Kuwait, Qatar, Brunei, Oman …”

Quote:Former Rep. Rick Renzi (R-AZ):

Former three-term Republican Congressman Rick Renzi first made the Judicial Watch Ten Worst list back in 2008, when was indicted by a federal grand jury for conspiracy, extortion, money laundering and wire fraud. At the time, we said, “He allegedly used his influence on a House Natural Resources Committee to orchestrate a land swap with the federal government that financially benefited himself and his associates. The 49-year-old lawmaker, who owns an insurance business, is also charged with embezzling more than $400,000 from insurance clients to fund his congressional campaign.” Well, now we can drop the “allegedly” – because in June, 2013, Renzi was convicted on 17 counts of extortion, racketeering and other federal charges. And in October, he was sentenced to three years in prison.

Quote:National Security Adviser Susan Rice:

Last year, Susan Rice shared Ten Worst dishonors with Hillary Clinton for their dual roles in the high-profile campaign to portray the deadly attack on the consulate in Benghazi, Libya, as solely related to a privately produced YouTube video that was offensive to Muslims. On the Sunday following the attack, Rice repeatedly stated on five different network TV news programs that the Benghazi assault had been a spontaneous reaction to an obscure online video mocking Mohammed, rather than a planned terrorist attack.

This year, Rice makes the Ten Worst list all on her own by joining with Barack Obama to add insult to injury by pulling an end-run around the United States Congress. Realizing that after her campaign of deception involving Benghazi, she could not be approved by the Senate for the job of Secretary of State she so clearly coveted, Rice accepted the position of National Security Advisor, which requires no Senate approval. Thus, her duplicity could be rewarded – without the American people having any say whatsoever in the matter.

The rest of the corrupt politician profiles are here:

Amazingly disturbing. Thanks for putting this up.
I suspect I'm the lone wolf here in having a degree of admiration for Mr. Bloomberg. He seemed like the best mayor New York has had in a while, and perhaps in their history. Despite his nanny-state mentality, I think his food labelling proposals and gun policies -- around devising measures to target the trafficking of hand guns into New York State -- were bang on. He seemed to have cleaned up the crime problem in the city (how much that was due to him or the changing demographic of the city, I'm unsure), and also stated the obvious around the groups most responsible for the violent crime issues in New York, which, as to be expected, angered faux liberals.
Quote:Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg:

In late December, documents obtained by Judicial Watch revealed that former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg apparently used his top mayoral staff to work on Mayors Against Illegal Guns (MAIG) – of which Bloomberg is a co-founder – at taxpayer expense. Included in the documents were emails revealing that Bloomberg aid John Feinblatt worked closely with MAIG executive Mark Glaze on the following:

On December 14, 2013, Glaze and Feinblatt discussed MAIG lobbying efforts in the state of Colorado.
On the day following the Sandy Hook tragedy, Glaze and Feinblatt conferred on how they could “”keep the mayor ahead of congress, the white house, the press.”
On December 17 and 18 and email exchange makes it clear that Feinblatt was involved in the day-to-day operations of MAIG, including media buys by the organization.
On December 19, an email from Glaze to Feinblatt indicates that Feinblatt was directly involved in MAIG finances.

Small potatoes IMO.
“[The current irrational world] creates a major opportunity for politicians that intuitively know that in a rational world, there would be little demand for their services,” writes Christensen. “Only in an irrational, emotional universe, where opportunists can gain access to media and visibility to express “feelings” and try to take the moral high ground, no matter how unfounded in reality it is — only in such an environment can you survive without having to produce practical, productive results, and instead prosper and benefit from empty talk and third-rate acting performances.”

Well said, by Saxo Bank CEO.
Here is another list compiled by a website that is supposedly left leaning. I am pleased to see Senator Menendez on this list. He recently had a high profile corruption case regarding taking undisclosed gifts and money from campaign donors. He is also known for being one of the most bought and paid for AIPAC stooges in Washington.

Quote:Rep. Rob Andrews (D-NJ)
Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN)
Rep. Tim Bishop (D-NY)
Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA)
Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-FL)
Rep. Scott DesJarlais (R-TN)
Rep. Michael Grimm (R-NY)
Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY)
Rep. Greg Meeks (D-NY)
Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ)
Rep. Hal Rogers (R-KY)
Rep. David Valadao (R-CA)
Rep. Don Young (R-AK)
Rep. Bill Owens (D-NY)
Rep. Peter Roskam (R-IL)
Rep. Aaron Schock (R-IL)
Rep. John Tierney (D-MA)

Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) is a third-term senator from New Jersey. His ethics issues stem from improperly accepting undisclosed gifts and using his position to benefit campaign donors. Accepting and Failing to Disclose Trips to the Dominican Republic

Sen. Menendez has long had a close personal relationship with Florida ophthalmologist Salomon Melgen, a wealthy campaign donor who maintains a home and interests in the Dominican Republic.
An aide for Sen. Menendez said the senator and Dr. Melgen have been personal friends for more than 20 years, and Dr. Melgen described the relationship as “like brothers, like friends.”
Sen. Menendez has been a frequent guest at Dr. Melgen’s Dominican home.
In 2010, the senator flew to the Dominican Republic on Dr. Melgen’s private plane for personal trips on two occasions, once from Florida and once from Teterboro, New Jersey.
Sen. Menendez neither sought permission from the Senate Ethics Committee to accept the flights as a gift from a
personal friend, disclosed the flights as gifts on his personal financial disclosure forms, nor paid Dr. Melgen for the cost of the trips.
In 2013, after the trips became public and Middlesex County Republicans filed a complaint with the Senate Select Committee on Ethics requesting an investigation into, among other things, whether the senator violated Senate rules by failing to disclose gifts of travel and lodging from Dr. Melgen or seek permission to accept them, Sen. Menendez claimed he had made a “mistake” by failing to disclose or pay for the flights.
In January 2013, he reimbursed Dr. Melgen’s company $58,500 for the cost of the two trips.

Taking Official Action to Benefit Donors

Dr. Melgen is a major campaign donor to Sen. Menendez and others.
The doctor, his wife, Flor Melgen, and his daughter, Melissa Melgen, have contributed $30,000 to Sen.

Menendez’s campaign committee and leadership political action committee (PAC) since 2010.
Dr. Melgen and his wife together contributed $40,000 to the senator’s legal defense fund.
Dr.Melgen and his wife also contributed $60,600 to the DSCC in 2009 while Sen. Menendez was its chairman, and Dr. Melgen’s company, Vitreo Retinal Consultants Eye Center, contributed $700,000 in 2012 to Majority PAC, a super PAC that spent $582,500 that year supporting Sen. Menendez’s re-election bid.
In addition, Dr. Melgen, through his company, contributed $103,500 to local Democratic committees in several New Jersey counties shortly before the 2012 election.
Three county chairmen said they assumed the donations were made at Sen. Menendez’s request.
Union County Democratic Chairwoman Charlotte DeFilippo said she told the senator the party needed more money.
“He said he’d see what he could do, and I received a check,” she said.
Sen. Menendez repeatedly has advocated for Dr. Melgen’s business interests. Sen.Menendez’s office approached federal health care officials regarding whether Dr. Melgen overbilled the U.S. government for care he provided patients in
his Florida clinic.
The senator also attempted to pressure administration officials to help prod the Dominican government to honor a lucrative contract with Dr. Melgen’s port security company.
Health Care Billing
Sen. Menendez has twice personally reached out to top federal health care officials
regarding Dr. Melgen’s billing practices.
Federal investigators repeatedly have raised questions about whether Dr. Melg en was overbilling the government for his treatment of patients and about the volume of procedures performed at his clinic.
In 2008, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) ruled Dr. Melgen had to repay $8.9 million to the government.
Dr. Melgen’s lawyer said the doctor returned the disputed money but iscontinuing to appeal.
Dr. Melgen has said he believes Medicare billing rules are unclear and CMS guidance is contradictory.

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