Obama Era Abuses: Who Is Kevin Clinesmith?

Barack Obama

Even after the collapse of the collusion thesis, good luck getting the press corps interested in allegations of Obama-era abuse.

It was an almost unbelievable story—fit for a spy novel, and among the most disturbing and consequential allegations of governmental abuse in recent history. The alleged abuse went right to the heart of our ability to participate in free and fair elections. But much of the U.S. media seems ready to forget about it.

On December 9 Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz reported that a critical piece of evidence used to obtain a warrant to spy on a Trump campaign associate in 2016 was falsified by an FBI lawyer.

Even before the release of the report, the New York Times had the scoop in November but buried it under a headline which suggested a sort of vindication for the FBI: “Russia Inquiry Review Is Said to Criticize F.B.I. but Rebuff Claims of Biased Acts; A watchdog report will portray the pursuit of a wiretap of an ex-Trump adviser as sloppy, but it also debunks some accusations by Trump allies of F.B.I. wrongdoing.”

The investigations are not finished…..

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Oral Surgeon Loses License for Unsanitary Dental Practices

Dentistry

Holy Cow!

An oral surgeon lost his medical license for five years after 15 of his patients at his Budd Lake office were sickened and one died of a bacterial heart infection, according to authorities.

Dr. John Vecchione, who operated North Jersey Oral Maxillofacial Reconstructive Surgery LLC on Route 46 in the Budd Lake section of Mount Olive, was ordered to pay $293,000 in penalties and costs after he failed to follow infection control protocols, which caused his patients to be exposed to bacterial endocarditis between 2012 and 2014, according to a statement by the Office of the Attorney General. Of those infected, 12 patients — who ranged in age from 24 to 80 — required heart surgery and a 54-year-old later died due to complications.

Vecchione, who agreed in 2016 to have his license temporarily suspended as the allegations against him were pending, has been fighting his case in court. Shortly before he was expected to take the stand in his own defense in January, he agreed to settle the case under the terms contained in a Final Consent Order.

“Dr. Vecchione spent years denying any responsibility for the infections contracted by patients in his care,” said Howard Pine, the acting director of the Division of Consumer Affairs.

In a complaint filed against Vecchione in August 2016, it was alleged that he engaged in professional misconduct and gross negligence following a series of inspections of his Budd Lake office. Specifically, investigators found Vecchione failed to use sterile water or sterile saline during surgical procedures; improperly handled and improperly stored single dose medication vials; failed to sterilize medical instruments; used expired vials of medication; and failed to properly dispose of needles and syringes.

This dentist should just retire and quit practice. Clearly, he has either medical/mental cognitive problems.

His manner of practice is way outside the standard of practice of dentistry.

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CoronaVirus: Almost Glad I Get Seasick

CoronaVirus

Oh Good Grief!

A nightmare scenario is unfolding off the coast of Japan, where the Diamond Princess ship is under quarantine due to the new coronavirus that began in Wuhan, China, and passengers are stuck in their rooms. Over 5,700 people are currently stuck on cruise ships in Asia, in addition to the 6,000 people who were held on a ship off the coast of Italy late last week. All told, more than 12,000 people were held captive on cruise ships over the past week as health officials checked for signs of the virus….

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