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FBI whistleblower has ‘slam dunk case’ against Robert Mueller

FBI whistleblower has ‘slam dunk case’ against Robert Mueller

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Sibel Edmunds, a former FBI contractor fired for revealing government misconduct, says she has multiple sources within the bureau willing to expose special prosecutor Robert Mueller as a deep state shill.

In an interview with Infowars, Edmunds claimed that several agents have called Mueller out in the past for failing to properly investigate terrorists while at the FBI.

“Imagine my shock when I saw that Robert Mueller was appointed as the special counsel in this case, the same Robert Mueller, who in my case, put gag orders together with attorney general Ashcroft,” Edmonds noted.

“There were FBI agents, not only in the Washington field office, but also in the Chicago and Patterson field offices, who were blowing the whistle on Mueller internally, saying hes squashing our investigations [into terror networks].”

Because of his failings as FBI director, Edmund’s says Mueller has no authority to run the Russia collusion investigation against President Donald Trump.

“I know of several veteran, highly decorated FBI agents, if subpoenaed, would testify that how Robert Mueller, due to what he was doing as the director of the FBI, can not preside as the special counsel in this case,” Edmonds continued.

“Its a slam dunk case, its documented.”

In a separate video for her own website,  Newsbud, Edmund’s outlined her indictment of Mueller.

Source: Will County News

A look at Infrastructure


Conventional wisdom in the Beltway, among pundits and in the media is that the Infrastructure bill will follow Tax reform.

However, the House and Senate Tax bills which just came out deal directly with the financing of Infrastructure.

This fact is not surprising, because a good deal of Infrastructure is financed through the tax code.

While the House bill shuns market approaches to infrastructure, the Senate bill promotes an approach that leverages scarce federal tax-payer dollars to bring in outside money from states, local governments, and private investors.

Much of this happens through the promotion (Senate) or doing-away-with (House) of what are called private activity bonds. These are simply a way of financing private infrastructure where the federal government pays less than 30 cents on the dollar for projects.

These bonds finance water, transportation, bridges, solid waste, as well as social infrastructure like cultural institutions, educational institutions, housing, and other areas.

When the State of Pennsylvania sought to fix 558 structurally deficient bridges, it deployed these private activity bonds in a way that brought federal, state, and private money to the table.

Examples big and small abound. These bonds are ingrained in so many aspects of our communities and serve them well, promoting basic health and well-being, economic growth and opportunity, and also jobs.

The broader approach of leveraging scarce federal dollars to get projects built through state, local and private money is the signature Trump approach.

Except at the political extremes, it enjoys broad based bipartisan approach. And, even those at the political extremes are not adverse to making exceptions. Even, politicians who succumb to doctrinaire politics at times, support these bonds when water pipes break and schools crumble. Massachusetts and Vermont use them.

I won’t bother you with boring details, but other provisions like the end of the SALT exemption will impact upon school facility financing and additional infrastructure areas, as will things like advanced refunding of bonds, and others.

Importantly, the removal of the Alternative Minimum Tax will have a very positive impact upon private activity bonds.

It is surprising that we do not call the Tax bill also an Infrastructure one.

More to follow as the House and Senate seek to reconcile and duke it out on key Infrastructure provisions within the tax code.

If you would like additional information or if I can be of assistance thinking through how these changes impact upon your own institutional plans, please do per usual be in touch.

Michael

Michael Likosky
Infrastructure Head, 32 Advisors
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Michael Likosky is a principal and head of Infrastructure at 32 Advisors. He holds a JD and DPhil (Oxford Law).

Michael is an expert on infrastructure, oil and gas, mining, free zones, human rights, foreign investment, and high technology growth strategies.

He has published five books in these areas including three with Cambridge University Press. His most recent book, Obama’s Bank: Financing a Durable New Deal, looks at the Obama Administration’s approach to public-private partnerships. His other books are: Law, Infrastructure and Human Rights; Privatizing Development; Transnational Legal Processes; and The Silicon Empire.

Michael is an Expert to the Clinton Global Initiative, the OECD, and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development.

Michael co-chaired California Governor Edmund Brown Jr’s Task Force to Modernize the CA Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank, the country’s oldest infrastructure bank with over thirty-two billion dollars lent out to-date. Likosky is a regular contributor to the World Investment Reports, Oxford Amnesty Lectures, and Trade and Development Report.

Michael’s work has been supported by Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, Arts and Humanities Research Board, Surdna Foundation, Markle Foundation, Chatham House, and others.

Michael advises public officials, private investors, pension plans, and inter-governmental organizations. Likosky has advised US Treasury; US Senators John Kerry (then), Charles Schumer, Kirsten Gillibrand, Cory Booker and Bill Nelson; US Representative Rosa De Lauro; California Governor Edmund Brown Jr.; New York State Empire State Development Corporation; New Jersey Governor Christie; CA Business Transportation and Housing Agency; CA State Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank; the cities of Chicago and Newark; D. E. Shaw; Deutsche Bank; Credit Suisse, McKinsey; Goldman Sachs; Standard and Poor’s; broadcasters (ABC, CBS, NBC, ESPN), International Development Law Organization; the capital stewardship programs of SEIU, AFT, UFCW, and LiUNA, and others.

Michael has published opinion pieces and appeared in outlets such as New York Times, New York Times Deal Book, Wall Street Journal, CNN Money, Bloomberg, Associated Press, Reuters, Bond Buyer, American Banker,

Michael founded and directed NYU’s Center on Law and Public Finance and was a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Public Knowledge, was Professor of International Economic Law at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, and has held fellowships and visiting posts at Oxford Law, NYU Law, Fordham Law, Wisconsin Law, and the University of Bonn.

Since 2008, Michael has convened the Reinvesting in America Series often in partnership with OECD, Partnership for NYC, Clinton Global Initiative, Citizens Budget Commission, Debevoise & Plimpton, Shearman Sterling, British Telecom, and Hogan Lovells. It features members of Congress; public officials from US Treasury, Defense, Transportation and Commerce; as well as state officials. The series includes small off-the-record discussions and large public events. It alternates between New York and Washington DC

Michael Likosky
32 Advisors

Source: Will County News

Homer 33C Hadley Middle School students visit Argonne National Laboratory

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Homer CCSD 33C

Goodings Grove   Luther J. Schilling   William E. Young   William J. Butler

Hadley Middle   Homer Jr. High

 

Contact: Charla Brautigam, Communications/Public Relations Manager

cbrautigam@homerschools.org | 708-226-7628

 

For Immediate Release:

Nov. 10, 2017

 

Inspiring future scientists

Hadley Middle School students visit Argonne National Laboratory

 

On Wednesday, Nov. 8, a group of Hadley Middle School students visited Argonne National Laboratory where they were challenged to use their coding skills to program Lego robots.

 

“The students love learning about science,” said Hadley teacher Joe Cernak. “At Argonne, they use their reasoning, collaboration and communication skills to accomplish a goal — getting a Lego robot to work its way through various layouts and mazes.”

 

Forty-six students in the school’s Discovery program participated in the field trip, visiting the science and engineering research national laboratory in Lemont.

“It was a great experience,” said one student, who especially enjoyed the coding challenge and seeing the world-class facility.

 

“I rated it a 3 (out of 3),” said another, “because I love things that challenge me and I love Lego Robotics.”

 

“They always have fun, hands-on activities for the students,” said Hadley teacher Katie Farthing who organized the trip.

“We hope that the students were able to see what a science career might look like,” she added. “Walking through a couple of buildings and eating lunch in the main cafeteria exposed the students to a normal day at a world-class science institution. Hopefully, this field trip can inspire some students to choose a career in which they would solve some of our biggest global problems.”

 

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Source: Will County News

New Will County Public Safety Complex completed ahead of schedule

Steve Balich Editor note: This was all accomplished with a decrease in the property tax rate and no public safety tax.

New Will County Public Safety Complex completed ahead of schedule

Will County’s new Public Safety Complex is expected to be completed Monday — six weeks ahead of schedule, according to a project manager.

The $30 million center, on Laraway Road and US Route 52 in Joliet, will consolidate several sites that housed the sheriff’s department, and bring together three 911 dispatch centers into one. It also will house the administrative offices of the county’s Emergency Telephone System Board (ETSB), which oversees the county’s 911 system.

The project — the first of three building projects the county has undertaken with a $275 million bond issue — was already on the fast track to be completed by Dec. 27.

Project manager Nicole McElroy, of Leopardo Construction, recently told members of the Capital Improvements Committee that the building will be substantially completed by Monday.

The 911 staff has been installing its computer consoles for Eastern Will County Communications Center (EASCOM), the Lincoln-Way Communications Center and the Will County Sheriff’s 911 center, which will now be consolidated as the Laraway Communications Center. It is expected to be operational by the end of the year.

The sheriff’s staff will be moving in phases, said Dave Tkac, deputy chief of staff for County Executive Larry Walsh, who is overseeing the building projects.

Sheriff employees who have been temporarily housed at the county-owned former First Midwest Bank building in downtown Joliet, will move in over the next few weeks. They will be followed by the staff at the current sheriff’s office at 16909 W. Laraway Road who are to be moved by the end of this year, Tkac said.

Both the old sheriff’s office and the bank building will be demolished.

The former bank will become the site of the new 10-story county courthouse, and is expected to be torn down in early February, with construction to begin in the spring.

The committee approved a bid for the bank’s demolition to Poulos, Inc., Chicago for $557,000.

Bids for the new courthouse also were awarded to:

•Martin Cement, Romeoville, building concrete, for $8,999,800.

•Roy Zenere Trucking, Thornton, mass excavation, for $1,464,784.

•LeJune Steel, Minneapolis, MN, structural steel, for $12,560,000.

•Specialty Construction, LLC, Lombard, miscellaneous metals, for $888,000.

•Austin Tyler Construction Co, Elwood, site utilities, for $466,600.

The committee also approved a $527,000 addition to the contract for the courthouse architect, Wight and Company of Darien, to include the complete build-out of the eighth and ninth floors. Officials previously considered leaving those floors as shells to be built out in the future.

The cost of the courthouse will be about $200 million.

County officials have yet to determine what to do with the existing four-story courthouse, across the street from the new one, but it is one of three sites being considered for a new Health Department facility.

The county previously hired Kluber Architects and Engineering of Batavia, which is now evaluating three potential sites. The other two are Ella Avenue — in front of the existing Health Department building, and Chicago Street, where the county’s administration building is located.

The Capital Improvements Committee also discussed plans for a new building for its Animal Control Department, which could be located south of the county’s highway department, near Laraway and Cherry Hill Roads, adjacent to the sheriff’s department. That department, now located in New Lenox, would pay for its own building.

County officials said they need to set a timeline for construction of both the Health Department and Animal Control.

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Source: Will County News