“There is not a scintilla of corruption in my administration” said Barack Obama. “I am not a crook” said Richard Nixon. Such were the claims of two American presidents who history will score in very low and despicable terms. There are plenty of books and movies about “Tricky Dick” but the stories of the troubled times during the Obama years probably have yet to be written and portrayed in the movies.

According to writer Alex Newman who has written on the corruption within the Obama administrations: “The president himself made the infamous ‘Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians’ list due to a series of scandals and broken promises that have plagued virtually his entire time occupying the White House. Lawless behavior, regular violations of the U.S. Constitution, unprecedented secrecy, and abuse of so-called ‘executive privilege’ to protect his senior officials all contributed to Obama’s designation as one of the most crooked politicians in the capital today.”

Like most corrupt leaders, he appointed cabinet members who were just as crooked as he was and relished the role of push the “envelope” when it came to controversy and deceit. Eric Holder became his Attorney General. He fought Congress from the beginning with his “Fast and Furious” illegal gun running disgrace. In the end, he was found to be in “Contempt of Congress”. Quite ironic for the designated top “law official”. He could have investigated the numerous scandals I am about to reference. But instead, he complied with the illegal behavior – duplicity, in fact. One of the most heartbreaking acts of Eric Holder was his noncompliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act. Under the law, the only person to fully enforce Title VI is the Attorney General. Of course, he laughed at my formal Title VI complaints (he and his minion Tom Perez – now head of the DNC). His “Fast and Furious” caper caused the murder of hundreds of Mexican citizens and some US border patrol officers with weapons supplied by the US government. He lost no sleep.

Probably the most corrupt Cabinet Secretary was the disgraceful Hillary Clinton. This person would corrupt a “Hop Scotch Contest”. Where do we begin with this one? Let’s start with the personal server used to keep illegal correspondence from the people and authorities. The number of hidden emails approaches 100,000 – each one a felony under a legally run government. Hillary seized control of the Democratic National Committee which used Pakistani programmers of low ilk who are now being prosecuted. Wikileaks had a field day with the classified information that was exposed to our rivals, i.e. Russians, Chinese, North Koreans, Iranians, etc.

Let’s not forget “Benghazi gate” where she callously left our troops and ambassador under danger and eventual death. She ran home and hid during the attack. Then she lied about what happened. She showed no remorse about the lost of life of our fallen veterans.

Hillary should have been indicted for numerous offenses. But Obama protected her. Instead of going to jail under the veil of public disgrace, this gangster ran for President. With the support of Obama and his extensive gang of crooks they almost pulled it off. Being unable to accept Donald Trump as the duly elected President, the Hillary camp created and paid for the infamous fictitious “Steele Dossier” which claims that President Trump committed collusion with the Russian government. This classic frame-up is still going on as she smiles at her accusers. This amounts to high-tech treason, a capital offense worthy of the death penalty. The fake news press continues to cover for her. Corrupt FBI officials and others did unbelievable things covering for Hillary. They worked under the assumption that she would become our next president. That did not happen and now they are going to have to pay for their egregious illegal acts.

Let’s not overlook the Green Energy Scams. One example is that of Solyndra which was a phony solar energy scheme which cost out tax payers $500 million. According to the magazine The New American: “the administration funneled billions of taxpayer dollars into the pockets of wealthy Democrats and Obama supporters, who in turn gave some of the cash back via campaign contributions. More than 75 percent of the over $20 billion went to Obama financial backers, according to Department of Energy figures analyzed by researchers.”

Even Secretary of Health and Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius was determined to be guilty of violating the Hatch Act by campaigning for the president in her official capacity. I can go on and on about the stench and funk of the worst eight years in American politics. But I think you get the picture. May God save us from the above sins and transgressions.

Harry C. Alford is co-Founder, president/CEO of the National Black Chamber of Commerce ®. Website: www.nationalbcc.org Email: halford@nationalbcc.org