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Rep. Gosar Calls To Defund NPR As Backlash Grows Over Biden Laptop Coverup
by Tyler Durden Fri, 10/23/2020 - 14:40 Twitter Facebook Reddit Email Print
Arizona Republican Rep. Paul Gosar has called for defunding National Public Radio after the outlet officially refused to cover the Hunter Biden laptop scandal (while happily peddling anti-Trump rumors for years) - calling it a ' waste of time. '
"It's time to defund @NPR. This is appalling. #DefundNPR," Gosar tweeted on Thursday.
Gosar joins a growing chorus of conservative voices who are furious over the outlet's decision to censor perhaps the biggest political bombshell in decades .
As Jack Phillips of the Epoch Times notes:
NPR public editor Kelly McBride published an inquiry on its website Thursday from a listener who did not understand why the outlet was ignoring the story.
"Someone please explain why NPR has apparently not reported on the Joe Biden, Hunter Biden story in the last week or so that Joe did know about Hunter's business connections in Europe that Joe had previously denied having knowledge?" listener Carolyn Abbott asked.
McBride responded in saying there are "many, many red flags" in an investigation carried out by the New York Post, which last week published reports that were sourced from the alleged laptop hard drive. NPR then went on to repeat claims that Russia is attempting to interfere in the election.
" Even if Russia can't be positively connected to this information, the story of how Trump associates Steve Bannon and Rudy Giuliani came into a copy of this computer hard drive has not been verified and seems suspect. And if that story could be verified, the NY Post did no forensic work to convince consumers that the emails and photos that are the basis for their report have not been altered," McBride said, adding: "But the biggest reason you haven't heard much on NPR about the Post story is that the assertions don't amount to much."
Her response included a statement from NPR managing editor Terence Samuel.
" We don't want to waste our time on stories that are not really stories , and we don't want to waste the listeners' and readers' time on stories that are just pure distractions. And quite frankly, that's where we ended up, this was a politically driven event and we decided to treat it that way," Samuel said.
The claims that the reports are part of a Russian disinformation plot were dismissed by Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe.
The FBI, meanwhile, did not dispute Ratcliffe's statements earlier this week.
FBI Assistant Director Jill C. Tyson sent a letter to Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, in response to Johnson's request for more information about the emails, reports around which have alleged that Hunter Biden tried to introduce a Ukrainian businessman to his father when he served as vice president in the Obama administration. The law enforcement agency said it has "nothing to add at this time" to Ratcliffe's statement.
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" Wow. Foreign corruption from a major party is not considered news for taxpayer-funded #fakenews NPR, " wrote the America First PAC on Twitter in response.
It came as Twitter and Facebook also announced they would either block or limit the reach of the NY Post's reports. White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany's account and a Trump campaign account were also blocked. The Senate Judiciary Committee, as a result, voted to issue subpoenas on Thursday to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to appear before the committee after raising concerns about censorship and election interference.
Biden's campaign has denied that he ever met with a Ukrainian gas company official, which was allegedly revealed in a trove of emails that purportedly were found on a laptop hard drive belonging to his son, Hunter, who sat on the company's board while his father was the vice president. The NY Post also obtained a hard drive containing the emails from former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani. Other allegations have surfaced in recent reports over the days, including from a former Hunter Biden associate who confirmed the legitimacy of an email.
"The Attorney General of Delaware's office indicated that the FBI has 'ongoing investigations regarding the veracity of this entire story.' And it would be unsurprising for an investigation of a disinformation action involving Rudy Giuliani and those assisting him to involve questions about money laundering, especially since there are other documented inquiries into his dealings," the campaign said.TheFederalistPapers , 22 minutes agoJeremy Roenick , 22 minutes ago
I work way too hard to fund these ****ers. NPR is owned by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) and sneak a peek at their Board of Directors https://www.cpb.org/aboutcpb/leadership/board
NPR = Tax payer funded propaganda
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Down South , Oct 22 2020 19:39 utc | 15
Full statement by Tony Bobulinski on his business dealings with Biden and the Chinese.
Down South , Oct 22 2020 19:52 utc | 17
This is big!
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yojimbo , 6 hours agoyoushallnotkill , 5 hours ago
You have the F35 program and you believe corruption to be cultural? It sure is though, 85% of oligarchs are of a certain.. tribal persuasion after all.LibertarianMenace , 5 minutes ago
No, I don't think it's cultural, I think it's funny to pretend that you are protecting culture when in fact you are protecting corruption. Your antisemitic smear nicely rounds out the picture.Vivekwhu , 5 hours ago
Facts have that unfortunate tendency to be, "anti-semitic, as you say, not me.
Stop denigrating the US [neoliberal] Dems. Corruption is not just part of the Dems culture.
IT IS THEIR CULTURE.
Along with most of the Reps in Congress.
Oct 23, 2020 | twitter.com
The more than 400-page deposition was released early Thursday after Maxwell lost an appeal earlier in the week to keep the document sealed. Maxwell was charged by federal prosecutors in early July for allegedly helping recruit and sexually abuse minors as part of a years-long criminal enterprise run by Jeffrey Epstein.
Bloomberg @business A judge has released hundreds of pages of Ghislaine Maxwell's testimony from a civil lawsuit by one of her accusers. The documents are the only substantive public record from Maxwell about what she said she did for her former boyfriend Jeffrey Epstein https:// trib.al/U50D55n9:48 AM · Oct 22, 20209:48 AM · Oct 22, 2020 · SocialFlow
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play_arrow No_Pretzel_Logic 9 hours ago (Edited)
Don't know if this was already posted but it looks like a VERY GOOD read. The Biden/CCP set-up.
Might want to download that PDF....possible it won't be up for long.
Oct 23, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com
johnny two shoes , 9 hours agojunction , 9 hours ago
During the years that Senator Joseph R. Biden Jr. was helping the credit card industry win passage of a law making it harder for consumers to file for bankruptcy protection, his son had a consulting agreement that lasted five years with one of the largest companies pushing for the changes...
It was a savage piece of legislation, and Joe Biden even worked to block an amendment that would have offered bankruptcy protection to people with medical debt. The bill also blocked people from discharging private student loan debt under bankruptcy. Total student loan debt was under $400 billion in 2005; it surged in the wake of the law's passage and is now over $1.5 trillion.
The bank was MBNA. I know from personal experience that MBNA charged a late penalty on online payments for their credit card on the last day due, illegally calling the payment late even though the Federal Reserve Bank has a rule that if you make payment before the cut-off time on the last date due, your payment must be considered as processed that date. MBNA also kept funds that should have been transferred to the state's Abandoned Property Fund, to boost its bottom line while its criminal owners were trying to sell the bank to Bank of America.
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Occams_Razor_Trader , 11 hours agoFreedomWriter , 10 hours ago
In Biden Family News:
The Good News: Media reports of Hunter Biden boffing his dead brother's wife
were media exaggerations ..........................
The Bad News: It appears that Hunter Biden was actually molesting his dead brother's 14 year old daughter
Well, at the risk of sounding tasteless, Joe always liked them young. Why should Hunter be any different?
Oct 23, 2020 | www.baldingsworld.com
1. SUMMARY -3-
2. THE NEXUS OF CHINESE MONEY & INFLUENCE - 4 -
3. HUNTER RECEIVED CHINESE STATE MONEY - 7 -
2010 Hunter Courts Chinese State Money - 7 -
2012 Hunter's First China Deal - Wanxiang - 9 -
2012 - 2013 Hunter's Second China Deal - BHR -10 -
2013 Biden and Hunter visit China and meet BHR CEO LI -11 -
2015 Hunter's Third China Deal - Sino-Ocean -17 -
2012 Archer's China Deal - Sichuan Chemical -17 -
2019 Biden denies knowledge of Hunter's China Deals -18 -
4. HOW BIDEN WAS COMPROMISED BYTHE CPC -19-
Biden Family Compromised -19 -
The Approach -20-
The Intro - 22 -
Targeted by China's Foreign Influence Organizations - 24 -
Biden and Hunter Mix Business with Politics - 25 -
The Set-Up -26-
Lin Continues to Promote Chinese Culture - 28-
Hunter Cultivated by Chinese Intelligence (Updated) - 31 -
Biden Softens View on China - 32 -
5. THE PLAYERS -33-
HUNTER AND PARTNERS - 33 -
CHINA'S STATE CAPITAL - 34 -
US-CHINATOUCHPOINTS - 39 -
CHINA'S FOREIGN INFLUENCE ORGANIZATIONS - 40 -
6. DETAILED TIMELINE -44-
7. APPENDICES -57-
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TYPHOON INVESTIGATIONS PROJECTTIME
l. Joe Biden's compromising partnership with the Communist Part}' of China runs
via Yang Jiechi (CPC's Central Foreign Affairs Commission). YANG met frequently
with BIDEN during his tenure at the Chinese embassy in Washington.
2. Hunter Biden's 2013 Bohai Harvest Rosemont investment partnership was set-up
by Ministry' of Foreign Affairs institutions designed to garner influence with foreign
leaders during YANG's tenure as Foreign Minister.
3. HUNTER has a direct line to the Politburo, according to SOURCE A, a senior
finance professional in China.
4. Michael Lin brokered the BHR partnership and partners with MOFA foreign
5. LIN is a POI for his work on behalf of China, as confirmed by SOURCE В and
SOURCE С (at two separate national intelligence agencies).
6. BHR is a state managed operation. Leading shareholder in BHR is a Bank of China
and BHR's partners are SOEs that funnel revenue/assets to BHR.
7. HUNTER continues to hold 10% in BHR. He visited China in 2010 and met with
major Chinese government financial companies that would later back BHR.
8. HUNTER's BHR stake (purchased for $400,000) is now likely be worth approx.
$50 million (fees and capital appreciation based on BHR's $6.5 billion AUM).
9. HUNTER also did business with Chinese tycoons linked with the Chinese military
and against the interests of US national security.
10. BIDEN's foreign policy stance towards China (formerly hawkish), has since turned
positive despite China's country's rising geopolitical assertiveness.
Oct 23, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com
Former Hunter Biden business partner Tony Bobulinski has confirmed that an email published in the New York Post 's bombshell exposé is indeed genuine - something the Biden camp hasn't disputed, and that the "Big Guy" described in one of those emails is none other than Joe Biden himself . Bobulinski also says Joe Biden was lying when he said he and Hunter never discussed business dealings.
"My name is Tony Bobulinski. The facts set forth below are true and accurate; they are not any form of domestic or foreign disinformation. Any suggestion to the contrary is false and offensive. I am the recipient of the email published seven days ago by the New York Post, which showed a copy to Hunter Biden and Rob Walker. That email is genuine .' -New York Post
Bobulinski issued the statement late Wednesday, affirming that, contrary to Joe Biden's claims that he never discussed business dealings with Hunter, the former Veep actually profited from his son's dealings, which were undertaken with the full support of the Biden family.
Bobulinski claims cash and equity positions and 10% stakes in dealings were set aside for " the big guy ," - aka Joe Biden .
Bobulinski said: "I've seen Vice President Biden saying he never talked to Hunter about business" - "I've seen firsthand that that's not true."
" I've seen firsthand that that's not true, because it wasn't just Hunter's business, they said they were putting the Biden family name and its legacy on the line."
What's more, Bobulinski was admonished at one point for mentioning Joe Biden in communications :
According to Bobulinski, he was the CEO of Sinohawk Holding, a holding company partnership between now-bankrupt CEFC China Energy Co. and the Biden family. He said the Chinese weren't in partnership for any kind of commercial purpose: they were there to pay for "influence" in the US.
"I realized the Chinese were not really focused on a healthy financial ROI. They were looking at this as a political or influence investment. Once I realized that Hunter wanted to use the company as his personal piggy bank by just taking money out of it as soon as it came from the Chinese, I took steps to prevent that from happening"
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Here is Bobulinski's statement in full ( emphasis ours ):
My name is Tony Bobulinski. The facts set forth below are true and accurate ; they are not any form of domestic or foreign disinformation. Any suggestion to the contrary is false and offensive. I am the recipient of the email published seven days ago by the New York Post which showed a copy to Hunter Biden and Rob Walker. That email is genuine .
This afternoon I received a request from the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs and the Senate Committee on Finance requesting all documents relating to my business affairs with the Biden family as well as various foreign entities and individuals. I have extensive relevant records and communications and I intend to produce those items to both Committees in the immediate future.
I am the grandson of a 37 year Army Intelligence officer, the son of a 20+ year career Naval Officer and the brother of a 28 year career Naval Flight Officer. I myself served our country for 4 years and left the Navy as LT Bobulinski. I held a high level security clearance and was an instructor and then CTO for Naval Nuclear Power Training Command. I take great pride in the time my family and I served this country. I am also not a political person. What few campaign contributions I have made in my life were to Democrats.
If the media and big tech companies had done their jobs over the past several weeks I would be irrelevant in this story . Given my long standing service and devotion to this great country, I could no longer allow my family's name to be associated or tied to Russian disinformation or implied lies and false narratives dominating the media right now.
After leaving the military I became an institutional investor investing extensively around the world and on every continent. I have traveled to over 50 countries. I believe, hands down, we live in the greatest country in the world.
What I am outlining is fact . I know it is fact because I lived it. I am the CEO of Sinohawk Holdings which was a partnership between the Chinese operating through CEFC/Chairman Ye and the Biden family . I was brought into the company to be the CEO by James Gilliar and Hunter Biden. The reference to "the Big Guy" in the much publicized May 13, 2017 email is in fact a reference to Joe Biden. The other "JB" referenced in that email is Jim Biden, Joe's brother.
Hunter Biden called his dad 'the Big Guy' or 'my Chairman,' and frequently referenced asking him for his sign-off or advice on various potential deals that we were discussing . I've seen Vice President Biden saying he never talked to Hunter about his business. I've seen firsthand that that's not true, because it wasn't just Hunter's business, they said they were putting the Biden family name and its legacy on the line.
I realized the Chinese were not really focused on a healthy financial ROI. They were looking at this as a political or influence investment. Once I realized that Hunter wanted to use the company as his personal piggy bank by just taking money out of it as soon as it came from the Chinese, I took steps to prevent that from happening.
The Johnson Report connected some dots in a way that shocked me -- it made me realize the Bidens had gone behind my back and gotten paid millions of dollars by the Chinese, even though they told me they hadn't and wouldn't do that to their partners.
I would ask the Biden family to address the American people and outline the facts so I can go back to being irrelevant -- and so I am not put in a position to have to answer those questions for them.
I don't have a political ax to grind; I just saw behind the Biden curtain and I grew concerned with what I saw. The Biden family aggressively leveraged the Biden family name to make millions of dollars from foreign entities even though some were from communist controlled China.
God Bless America!!!!
All of which will likely be "muted" in tonight's highly anticipated debate.
Truther , 2 hours agojumpnjon , 2 hours ago
So, a presidential candidate with 47 years of non-accomplishments, turns out to be a CCP minion...FreeMoney , 2 hours ago
And the amazing thing is they can't see how idiotic they are. Or they are just plain EVIL.Deck , 1 hour ago
It is TDS or NPC "orange man bad."
No Democrat is voting FOR Biden. He is obviously corrupt and sun downing.
Trump is partially trying to wreck the existing system by eliminating regulation, and unwinding bad trade or military support deals. He shoots holes in just about every international organization that the lefties all love unconditionally, UN? WHO? NATO? WTO? while openly discussing tearing apart the lefties favorite charity of open boarders, unlimited welfare, and permanent communist voter block creation.
Democrats are voting against Trump.Leroy Whitby , 1 hour ago
The blind delusion and hypocrisy of trumptards never ends.
Which one of you MAGA-bots want to talk about Ivanka getting sweet business deals in China when she flew there on your dime?
Which one of you wants to talk about trumps deals there, or Kushner's cushy job where he has influenced policy that has harmed your families and communities?
Which one of you wants to talk about Trump's Chinese dealing or the taxes he pays there, or that he sells EOs and state department favors at $250,000 a pop out of Mara Lago?
Non of you care about these things, because both sides do them. The only reason you're talking about this you want YOUR corrupt guy in there, but the reality is showing favoritism to kids is as old as time, in politics and in the private sector.HellKitty , 1 hour ago
In the Biden family, they are both stupid and evil. They are nowhere near as smart as the Obamas or Clintons. The Clintons are just evil. They have heard right and wrong at church and otherwise, and chose to sell out their nation...Stormtrooper , 53 minutes ago
I am still having a hard time to understand why Biden Jr, left his MacBook (not only one, but 3!) at the repair shop and never picked them up. I wish some criminal psychologist stand up and explain that irrational behaviour.AutoLode , 52 minutes ago
He was probably high on crack-cocaine when he dropped them off and couldn't remember where he took themCallingDrFraudschi , 1 hour ago
If hunter is making millions upon millions can't he buy a new MacBook Pro or dozens of them if he's prone to spilling stuff on them
and none of his partners are smart enough to tell him to not let go of his hard drives ?
weirdBaNNeD oN THe RuN , 1 hour ago
In order to make an equivalent analogy, you'd have to figure out a way to become business partners with people in Ukraine and in China and make a personal profit from leveraging your political connections all the while selling away the livelihoods of the Americans you purport to support.
Whilst you may not like the way Trump files & "pays" taxes, it's all legal within the tax code framework here in the US. Selling out your country for millions to Ukraine & China however IS NOT.
That's treason and sedition!DefinitelyNotAFed , 2 hours ago
A WWE wrestling match. If you pretend it is anything else you are deluded.
Trump gets 4 more years, unless he demands more in exchange for putting up with the abuse that Deep State is prepared to pay. Hence the delay in releasing final election results. For now, it has to appear that it could go either way.
You think Deep State did not already know what the Bidens and the rest of the Obama crew were up to in 2008-16? Of course they did... the extra grift they collect is part of the reward system for doing as they are told.Pandelis , 43 minutes ago
The Clintons are more corrupt than the Biden's. So far, there is no evidence of human trafficking of the kind the Clintons were/are involved in.
The Biden's real crime is being dumber and getting caught in their treasonous corruption.Ex-Oligarch , 1 hour ago
Bobby Kennedy knew what he was up to and still continued on his fight. John might not have known the full extent of what he was up against, but Bobby certainly did because he saw what happened to his brother etc. It is a long subject it seems to me you are not as tuned in as you think you are... there is plenty out there to read and learn the truth from.
On trump's minions "communications logged, travel, meeting logged" ... for what?? anybody cares or able to check on them ... get real.
do they have a security clearance ... ever ask WHY was not able to obtain one?
without a security clearance and to have the power of the White House beyond you is really corrupt to me ... a bag of money is nothing, here we are talking billions and trillionsknightowl77 , 1 hour ago
There's nothing "dirty" about exposing your competitor's misdeeds.
It is "fighting dirty" to accuse your competitor of things he didn't actually do .
There doesn't seem to be much dispute that the emails are genuine.
Also, the media seems to be starting up a counter-narrative that Trump should be focusing on policy disputes rather than Biden's corruption. But Biden himself has been avoiding policy issues because his party is split between far-left extremists and moderates, and he can't afford to alienate either one. He has flip-flopped over and over trying to appease both constituencies. Instead, his strategy has been to present a choice of personalities, in the hope that the public is so fatigued from the constant hostility directed towards Trump and the president's rough style that they will opt for him instead, regardless of his policy positions.FreedomWriter , 43 minutes ago
Except that the media was FINE with the Dems investigating Trump for 4 years for his Alleged misdeeds.....the misdeeds that were actually done by Klinton & Hiden.
They even impeached Trump for allegedly doing what Biden actually did in the Ukraine...This FARCE has gone on long enough, and It ALL must be exposed to the public Now!
For 4 years they have accused Trump of everything that they themselves have actually done. ENOUGH!gordo , 59 minutes ago
That's a pretty weak strategy for Creepy Joe. Do you think it will stand up when his son is arrested for CP possession, sexual assault, corruption, and human trafficking?
But then again, we are talking about Dem voters here.
Hunter's laptop reveals
Joe Biden gets a 10-50% cut of the loot
Hunter banged his 14 year old niece Natalie while smoking his crack pipe and texted Joe about it.
Joe Biden gets a cut of the Burisma loot
Joe Biden gets a cut of the Chinese loot
The CCP has all the dirt on Joe that makes Epstein look like amateur hour.|
am I missing anything?
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Mike K , 8 hours agoReadyForHillary , 8 hours ago
"Chinese Energy Firm Gives Biden Crime Family $5 Million "Interest-Free" Loan Through Investment Vehicle Described as 'Consulting Fees' to Hunter Biden."
https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/10/chinese-energy-firm-gives-biden-crime-family-5-million-interest-free-loan-investment-vehicle-described-consulting-fees-hunter-biden/Enraged , 10 hours ago
That Hunter must be a brilliant guy! He's being paid a fortune to sit on boards and provide consulting to a number of institutions all over the world!
An email dated May 15, 2017 sent from Jim, Joe's brother, to Hunter and his team revealed the list of key domestic contacts for phase one target projects in the Biden family business: Harris, D-Calif.; Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y.; Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn.; Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.; Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y.; New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo; NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio; former Virginia Gov. Terry McCauliffe.
Oct 21, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com
Lucky Guesst , 2 hours agoCheapBastard , 2 hours ago
Hunter Biden's current Wikipedia page.......
Biden served on the board of Burisma Holdings , a major Ukrainian natural gas producer, from 2014 to 2019. He and his father have been the subjects of debunked right-wing conspiracy theories pushed by Donald Trump and his allies concerning Biden business dealings and anti-corruption efforts in Ukraine. 
And wiki has the nerve to ask for donations.
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J S Bach , 2 hours agoHANGTHEOWL , 2 hours ago
So, Joe... all of those incriminating emails on your son's laptop aren't proof of "profiting off your family name", huh?
The lying never ceases with these wretches. It's all they know how to do.
Their father in hell awaits them all.snatchpounder , 2 hours ago
They know to just keep lying,,the media will cover for them and so will the government,,,both sides will,,even though they will make it seem like they are doing something about it,,,,,radical-extremist , 2 hours ago
Yes the Biden crime family has years of experience yet Boobus Americanus will dutifully line up and vote for the demented old crook.Reaper , 3 hours ago
Because they know they're protected by the Democrat Media Complex.Bay of Pigs , 2 hours ago
Hunter was his father's bagman.markar , 1 hour ago
Joe's denial isn't going to work. Why?
Evidence, that's why.
Hunter used daddie's name to bilk the poor Sioux tribe out of $60 mill in a fraudulent bond deal. His partner Cooney took the fall and is now in prison for it. He's spilling the beans. The other partner in the scam, Devon Archer lost his appeal and is going to prison in Jan for the same crime. Where's Hunter?
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Teamtc321 , 2 hours ago
BOOM! Rudy Giuliani Drops a Bomb -- Joe Biden Broke the Law by NOT Notifying Officials of Hunter's Naked Crack Smoking and Sexual Abuse of Minors (VIDEO
Oct 21, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com
Joe Biden Insists Son Never Profited Off Family Name; Except Hunter And Ex-President Of Poland Say He Did
by Tyler Durden Wed, 10/21/2020 - 12:25 Twitter Facebook Reddit Email Print
In a Tuesday interview, former Vice President Joe Biden claimed that there was no basis "whatsoever" to claims that his son, Hunter, profited off the family name .
When asked local Wisconsin TV station WISN if there was any legitimacy to comments by Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) that Hunter " together with other Biden family members, profited off the Biden name ," the former Vice President replied " None whatsoever, " adding (without finishing the sentence) " This is the same garbage Rudy Giuliani, Trump's henchman... "
"It's the last ditch effort in this desperate campaign to smear me and my family."
Except, Hunter admitted he profited off his family name!
"If your last name wasn't Biden, do you think you would've been asked to be on the board of Burisma?" asked ABC News ' Amy Robach in an October 15, 2019 interview.
"I don't know. I don't know. Probably not, in retrospect," said Hunter. " I don't think that there's a lot of things that would have happened in my life if my last name wasn't Biden ," he added, " because my dad was Vice President of the United States. "
"There's literally nothing, as a young man or as a full-grown adult that -- my father in some way hasn't had influence over."
What's more, the former President of Poland and Burisma board member Aleksander Kwasniewski said last November that Hunter was picked to sit on the company's board because of his name .
"I understand that if someone asks me to be part of some project it's not only because I'm so good, it's also because I am Kwasniewski and I am a former president of Poland. ... Being Biden is not bad. It's a good name ," he said.NEVER MISS THE NEWS THAT MATTERS MOST
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Let's also not glaze over the fact that both Joe and Hunter said that Joe had 'no knowledge' of Hunter's international business dealings, while recently released emails from Hunter's laptop prove that Hunter 'introduced' Joe to a top Burisma executive - a meeting Biden's camp says never happened. Joe also met with a CCP-linked delegation of Chinese investors arranged by Hunter and his business partners, according to emails released by imprisoned ex-Hunter business associate, Bevan Cooney.
- Banana Republican , 3 hours agoALLLIVESSPLATTER , 3 hours ago
I'll tell ya Joe -- it's not Hunter we're after. It's you.
And you're about to meet your well-deserved demise.Banana Republican , 3 hours ago
Isn't that what they said about Hillary.Awakened Saxon , 3 hours ago
Good point. Then again, we don't hear much from her these days.Joeman34 , 3 hours ago
Still alive. Still rich. Still unpunished. Still out of prison.
She won.BorisTheBlade , 2 hours ago
BS, the fact that she never realized her ultimate dream of becoming President is proof she lost. Fine, she's rich and she's not in prison where she should be. At least history isn't tainted by another Clinton presidency. I still hold out hope her, and Bill's, day of reckoning will come. It's just taking a lot longer than it should.
Losing power for power-hungry people is a very punishment. She imagined herself first female president and got her desire crushed. That must've hurt quite a bit, not that I sympathize given how many people she crushed.
Oct 21, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com
markar , 53 minutes agoDefendYourBase4 , 51 minutes ago
Biden's global pay for play schemes using his drug addict son as bagman spanned Ukraine, Romania, Poland, Kazakhstan, and the grand daddy of all, China makes him a national security risk. The fact he's this close to being president is a sad commentary on how far the country has fallen into the abyss.markar , 1 hour ago
what is sad is the FBI do nothing. The FBI is a criminal organization as far as i am concerned, and they are not to be taken seriously. ive already had multiple visits with them and i laugh in their face
Joe Biden was the architect of a 1986 crime bill that specifically targeted Blacks with very stiff sentences for small amounts of crack cocaine. Biden is the spawn of the KKK and a long time racist. Look up his vile comments over the years including recently. That BLM supports this scumbag is proof they care little about the well being of Black people.
Oct 20, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com
Things just took a very dark turn in the Hunter Biden laptop scandal.
While the alleged crack, cronyism, corruption was enough to spark the biggest media suppression in history, and no denials whatsoever from the Biden camp, the bombshell that Rudy Giuliani just dropped, if true, is egregious to say the least (not just with regard Hunter Biden but the law enforcement authorities who have allegedly had this information since before Trump's impeachment but done nothing about it).
In an interview this evening with Newsmax TV, former NYC Mayor and current attorney to President Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani announces he has turned over Hunter Biden's laptop hard-drive to Delaware State Police due to pictures of underage girls and inappropriate text messages.
In one of the texts, Hunter Biden allegedly says to his sister-in-law (also his lover) that he face-timed a 14-year-old girl while naked and doing crack - "she told my therapist that I was sexually inappropriate."
Giuliani adds, "this would be with regard an unnamed 14 year old girl," adding that "this is supported by numerous pictures of underage girls."
Watch the full interview below (the above exchange begins around 5:20):
Furthermore, JustTheNews' John Solomon reports that former New York Police Department commissioner Bernard Kerik joined him when he delivered photographs and text messages to the New Castle County Police Department.
"I told them other details about what appears to be an inappropriate sexual relationship," he said in an interview. "They told me it would be investigated."
Law enforcement officials in Delaware told Just the News that Giuliani's concerns have been forwarded to the state Department of Justice.
"The FBI has had this for a long time," Giuliani said.
"No indication they did anything about this, so I went to the local police and said, 'What are you going to do about this?'"
Perhaps the most damning statement from Giuliani, with regard the election, was the former mayor alleging that:
"I will tell you the evidence I gave them states it was reported to Joe Biden. What did he do about it?"
Before this is wholly dismissed as yet more Russian disinformation or 'Giuliani' lies, we remind readers that we previously reported that Hunter Biden's alleged laptop contents included a curious piece of evidence - a photograph of an FBI subpoena which bears the signature of the agency's top child porn investigator, special agent Joshua Wilson.
FBI agent Wilson's identity was confirmed by both Western Journal and Business Insider , the latter of which compared his signature to a 2012 criminal complaint and concluded that it "clearly matches the unreversed signature on the subpoena published by the New York Post ."
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It's unclear whether the FBI employs more than one agent named Joshua Wilson. But the available evidence seems to show **the Joshua Wilson who signed the subpoena for Hunter Biden's laptop, and the Joshua Wilson who investigates child pornography for the FBI, are the same person**. This raises the possibility, not explored by the Post, that the FBI issued the subpoena for reasons unrelated to Hunter Biden's role in Ukraine and Burisma.
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So why is the FBI's top child porn lawyer involved in the Hunter Biden laptop case? OANN 's Chanel Rion says she's seen the contents of the hard drive, which includes "Drugs, underage obsessions, power deals," which make "Anthony Weiner's down under selfie addiction look normal . "
All of which now makes some sense, given Giuliani's alleged findings, and raises a stunning question: if there is/was incriminating child porn on Hunter's computer, what has the FBI been doing about it?
Oct 21, 2020 | turcopolier.typepad.com
A Bidengate summary from the Daily Mail "Documents appear to show Hunter Biden's signature on $85 receipt for repair of laptops left at Delaware store at center of email scandal - while other paperwork reveals FBI's contact with owner
- A receipt from The Mac Shop in Wilmington, Delaware appears to show Hunter Biden's signature for work on three laptops for $85
- It has not been verified yet if that signature is actually Biden's
- FBI paperwork also shows that shop owner John Paul Mac Isaac received a subpoena to testify before the US District Court in Delaware in December 2019
- Last week the New York Post published a report saying e-mails obtained from the laptop show Joe Biden allegedly was in on his son Hunter's business deals
- House Intel chair Adam Schiff said the 'smear' on Biden 'comes from the Kremlin'
- DNI John Ratcliffe said the laptop is not a Russian disinformation campaign
- Biden's campaign says the Democratic nominee engaged in no wrongdoing "
Well, pilgrims, he sure looks comfy in the tub. I still wonder who took the pictures. Was it the gal in California who later sued him over paternity of her child/fetus, whatever.
Did he take the pictures himself? Interestingly, the Bidens have not denied the implicit charge of corruption, bribery, etc., etc. that is the mass of incriminating e-mail traffic on the hard drive. And then, there are the disgusting sex videos. Does anyone think that these were faked?
SWMBO says that the Bidens have set a new standard for depraved and addled stupidity. As usual, she is right. pl
Eric Newhill , 20 October 2020 at 12:17 PMDeap , 20 October 2020 at 12:20 PM
It's interesting that Bidens, Epsteins, Clintons, Hollywood types, Weiners, et al engage in all of the sordid behaviors that they accused Trump of in the "Steele Dossier" (and then some).
I always thought the Steele Dossier was poor trade craft; way too over the top. An example being jumping around on a bed and urinating on multiple prostitutes. It puzzled me why they would tell such far out stories. Why stretch credulity?. SWMBO's response was that such behavior is so ubiquitous and frequent among democrat elites that they just assume everyone is doing it. To them it's not far out in the least, it's just a typical Saturday night. I begin to think that she is on to something.turcopolier , 20 October 2020 at 12:24 PM
Borgs for Biden - 50 former intel agents sign statement claiming this Hunter Biden thing is a Russian disinformation racket: https://www.redstate.com/bonchie/2020/10/20/50-former-intel-agents-flush-their-credibility-and-show-why-their-agency-should-be-blown-up/
Any familiar names here, any traps the unwary?BillWade , 20 October 2020 at 01:42 PM
Deap Brennan, Clapper, McLaughlin are all properly described as intelligence bureaucrats, not "agents."TV , 20 October 2020 at 02:31 PM
Rudy Guiliani and Steve Bannon stated this morning that more information will be forthcoming within 24-48 hours. The Q folks are thinking that it will be released on Thurs morning for maximum effect at the later in the evening debate. The Admiral who oversaw the Bin Laden raid has endorsed Joe Biden in spite of being a pro life and 2nd amendment advocate. Things are getting interesting to say the least.NancyK , 20 October 2020 at 02:51 PM
Another oxymoron, like "government worker" - "intelligence" officials.
Self important parasites....oh wait....selfless patriots who "risk their lives every day" for America.Keith Harbaugh , 20 October 2020 at 02:57 PM
The Bidens are not involved, one Biden is. Joe Biden is not responsible for his son's idiocy. I do believe he has massive addiction issues but I need a lot more proof that he took all 3 of his computers in for work and the bill was only $85.00. I need the name of that repair shop it is much more expensive where I live.ancientarcher , 20 October 2020 at 03:40 PM
Here is an account from the MSM documenting Biden Inc.'s practice of graft.
"Don't worry about investors," [James Biden] said, according to the executive,
who spoke on the condition of anonymity, citing fear of retaliation.
"We've got people all around the world who want to invest in Joe Biden."
Anybody claiming Politico is a Russian disinformation operation?
Thanks to Andrew McCarthy for the link.
https://mobile.twitter.com/AndrewCMcCarthy/status/1318595953893494785TV , 20 October 2020 at 04:10 PM
While I hope and pray for a Trump victory, I am not so sure that he will be able to overcome systematic rigging. What is your opinion on the level of rigging that is going on?
All sorts of worms from all over the place are crawling up and endorsing the slime ridden corrupt Bidens. Who knows what sort of pressure must have been put on them to do that. And if that is so, can you imagine the level of pressure the democrat machine must have put on those who are in charge of conducting the election? Look at the commission on presidential debates for God's sake. Absolutely, no hint of neutrality there!
The media is pulling the wool over everyone's eyes just like in the last election. The polls are all for democrats, again, just like the last election. Methinks the difference this time might just be the magnitude of vote rigging that the democrats will do. How much more will that be versus the last time? Enough to swing the election?BillWade , 20 October 2020 at 04:56 PM
That's the same (Obama) Admiral who said that Trump should be gone:
"......then it is time for a new person in the Oval Office -- Republican, Democrat or independent -- the sooner, the better."
Like the other retired brass and "intelligence" officials, just more swamp creatures wailing about an "outsider" disturbing their little world of endless losing wars and a foreign policy of bending over.ancientarcher , 20 October 2020 at 05:00 PM
NancyK, Which is worse, voting for someone with dementia or voting for someone pretending to have dementia?
I haven't heard anything about Joe's brother or sister-in-law having a drug problem, have you? Maybe they just have a pay to play problem, any thoughts?
Hillary certainly looked wonderful in her Chinese cut clothing in the 2016 debates. Joe's got those nice 3 Red Flags going for him on his campaign poster, maybe he should wear a rice farmer's hat to the upcoming debate, no?
I decided to vote today instead of Nov 5th as you had recommended. Did I do the right thing?james , 20 October 2020 at 05:56 PM
You think Joe is innocent of all that has been done by his family? You think druggy Hunter deserved to get a senior vice president position at MBNA straight after graduating from college at $100k a year or that seat at Burisma at $50k a month? Do you think he deserved all of that not because of his dad's influence but because he was so smart and because he graduated from yale? If you believe all of that, you must be smoking some strong stuff.
Here is something you can read to improve your knowledge. This is not how a normal cv looks like, for sure.
Brats like Hunter don't get these amazing deals because they are smart or create value for their employers because of their work. He got these deals because it is a way of paying off his father, the guy who then bats for these employers in the senate or the white house.Deap , 20 October 2020 at 06:01 PM
@ NancyK.. true - biden senior is not responsible for biden junior... however it seems junior got the gig thanks daddys connections and willingness to fire the prosecutor so that junior could continue to have the job! that is the part you appear to be turning a blind eye to.... senior has major dirt on him due all this.. either you think it is a made up russian propaganda set up, or you think it isn't... there is enough info at present to show that it isn't a set up, but that daddy was using his position as vp unscrupulously or criminal depending on how you want to filter it.. the fact the media want to push it under the carpet with whatever excuse they provide, doesn't change any of it..turcopolier , 20 October 2020 at 06:52 PM
14 House seats in California GOP districts flipped a few weeks after the GOP "won" on election night. It took that long for all the third party "harvested votes" to go through the government employee union dominated election office verification procedures.
This election when the GOP turned tables and did their own "vote-harvesting" the Democrat AG and Secy of State cried foul, sent the GOP a cease and desist letter to stop or face fines and punishment. GOP said go pound sand. And the Dems had to back down since the law was too vague to even be enforced.
Unfortunately this means the Democrats in this state will only double down on their "vote harvesting". As if winning or losing California matters - except in the House. One guesses, after the 2020 census California will lose a few House seats anyway, due to the state's outflow of population and the reluctance of illegals to participate in the census in the first place.
Don't forget, it was "term limits" that led to this one-party, one agenda domination of this state. Never ever think "term limits" is an answer for anything.
Term limits only created a huge power vacuum, and in swooped the Democrat back public sector unions running a steady string of revolving door talking head flunkies out of the public sector union world, who immediately passed super-majority legislation that only solidified their permanent domination. It happened so fast since 2000, few in the state knew what hit them.
In 2016, they added "vote- harvesting" - allowing third parties to help fill out and collect mail-in ballots and drop them off by the car loads, which technically must be checked and verified, but in such volumes as to overwhelm the election offices - Cloward-Pivens on steroids- a favorite technique of Barry Soetoro.
You are mistaken. Under US law they, IMO, are a conspiracy under RICO.
Oct 21, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com"This Is Not A Russian Hoax": 'Nonpublic Information' Debunks Letter From '50 Former Intel Officials'
by Tyler Durden Tue, 10/20/2020 - 08:45 Twitter Facebook Reddit Email Print
Hours before Politico reported the existence of a letter signed by '50 former senior intelligence officials' who say the Hunter Biden laptop scandal "has all the classic earmarks of a Russian information operation" - providing "no new evidence," while they remain "deeply suspicious that the Russian government played a significant role in this case," Tucker Carlson obliterated their (literal) conspiracy theory .
According to the Fox News host, he's seen 'nonpublic information that proves it was Hunter's laptop ,' adding " No one but Hunter could've known about or replicated this information ."
" This is not a Russian hoax. We are not speculating ."
TUCKER: "This afternoon, we received nonpublic information that proves it was Hunter's laptop. No one but Hunter could've known about or replicated this information. This is not a Russian hoax. We are not speculating." pic.twitter.com/cl2ktdmdVc-- August Takala (@AugustTakala) October 17, 2020
Meanwhile, the Delaware computer repair shop owner who believes Hunter dropped off three MacBook Pros for data recovery has a signed work order bearing Hunter's signature . When compared to the signature on a document in his paternity suit, while one looks more formal than the other, they are a match.
Going back to the '50 former senior intelligence officials' and their latest Russia fixation, one has to wonder - do they think Putin was able to compromise Biden's former business associate , Bevan Cooney, who gave investigative journalist Peter Schweizer his gmail password - revealing that Hunter and his partners were engaged in an influence-peddling operation for rich Chinese who wanted access to the Obama administration?
Did Putin further hack Joe Biden in 2011 to make him take a meeting with a Chinese delegation with ties to the CCP - arranged by Hunter's group, two years they secured a massive investment of Chinese money?
The implications boggle the mind.
Here's the clarifying sentences from the '50 former senior intelligence officials' that exposes the utter farce of it all:
While the letter's signatories presented no new evidence , they said their national security experience had made them "deeply suspicious that the Russian government played a significant role in this case" and cited several elements of the story that suggested the Kremlin's hand at work.
"If we are right," they added, "this is Russia trying to influence how Americans vote in this election, and we believe strongly that Americans need to be aware of this."
It would appear these former intel officials are not aware of the current intel official views, confirmed by DNI Ratcliffe yesterday that:
"Hunter Biden's laptop is not part of some Russian disinformation campaign."
And then there's the fact that no one from the Biden campaign has yet to deny any of the 'facts' in the emails. lay_arrow jin187 , 2 hours agoRoacheforque , 7 hours ago
Totally ridiculous. This ******** beating around the bush for both sides pisses me off. Dump all the laptop contents on Wikileaks if it's real. Let the people sort it out. If you say it's not real, prove it. If Biden wants me to believe it's not real, then stand behind a podium, and say clear as day into a pile of cameras that's it's all a forgery, and that you've done nothing wrong.
Instead we have Giuliani swearing he has a smoking gun, but as far as I can tell he's just pointing his finger underneath his shirt. Biden on the other hand, keep using weasel words to imply it's fake, but never denies it outright. It's almost like he's trying to hedge his bet that no one will manage to prove it's real before he gets into office, and makes it disappear.East Indian , 4 hours ago
To play the "Russian Card" yet again should be beyond embarrassing. An insult to the intelligence of anyone with an IQ over 80. And so it's harmful to the left wingnut derangeables. Like Assad's chemical weapons and Saddam's WMDs, it is now code for pure ********. Not even code, just more like a signal.
A signal that say's "guilty as charged - we got nothin' but lies and BS over here".Kayman , 4 hours ago
An insult to the intelligence of anyone with an IQ over 80.
They know their supporters wont find this insulting.Antedeluvian , 2 hours ago
538 ? North Korea has better propaganda.
Don't forget to go all in, like you did with Hillary.4DegreesOfSeparation , 6 hours ago
Unfortunately, some very bright people are sucked into the conspiracy theory. I know one. Very bright lawyer. She says, "I still think there is substantive evidence of Russian collusion." I can point to a sky criss-crossed with chemtrails (when you see these "contrails" crossing at the same altitude, this is one sure clue these are not from regular passenger jet traffic) and she refuses to look up. She KNOWS I am an idiot (a PhD scientist idiot at that) because I get news and analysis on the web from sites that just want to sell me tee shirts and coffee mugs (well, she is partly right there!) whereas she gets her news from MSNBC, a venerable and trustworthy news source.DescendantofthePatriots , 7 hours ago
More Than 50 Former Intel Officials Say Hunter Biden Smear Smells Like Russia
"If we are right," the group wrote in a letter, "this is Russia trying to influence how Americans vote."strych10 , 8 hours ago
That ****, James Clapper, signed his name at the top of this list.
Known liar, saboteur, and sneak.
The cognitive dissonance in our country is astounding. The fact that they would take these people's opinion over hard fact is astounding.
No wonder why we're sliding down the steep, slippery slope.Someone Else , 9 hours ago
So... let me get this straight.
50, that's 10 times five, fifty former intelligence officials are going with a convoluted narrative about a ludicrously complicated Russian Intelligence disinformation campaign involving planted laptops and at least half a dozen patsies when the two words "crack cocaine" explain the entire thing?
I'm not sure what's more terrifying; That these people think everyone else is dumb enough to believe this or that they're actually retired intelligence officials .
Who the actual **** is running this ****show? The bastard child of Barney Fife and Inspector Clouseau?
Seriously, "Pink Panther Disinformation Operation" is more believable at this point.moneybots , 8 hours ago
This needs to get out, because a FAVORITE method of the Deep State, Democrats and the media (but I repeat myself) is to parade some sort of a stupid letter with a bunch of signature hoping to look impressive but that really don't mean a damn thing.
Notre Dame graduates against the Supreme Court nominee, Intelligence agents alleging collusion, former State Department operatives against Trump. Its grandstanding that has been overdone.otschelnik , 8 hours ago
The letter by 50 former intelligence officials is itself, disinformation.enough of this , 8 hours ago
Remember when Weiner's attorney turned over Huma's home laptop to SDNY/FBI with all of Shillary's emails, and the FBI sat on it for a month and then Comey deep sixed them without even looking at them?
So now the FBI subpeona'd Hunter's laptop and burried it? Deja vu all over again.Cobra Commander , 7 hours ago
The FBI and DOJ constantly hide behind self-serving excuses to refuse the release of documents and, when forced to do so, they release heavily redacted files. They offer up the usual pretexts to fend off public disclosure such as: the information you seek cannot be disclosed because it involves an ongoing investigation, or the information you seek involves national security, or our methods and sources will be jeopardized if the information you seek is divulged to the public. But it seems the ones who would be most harmed by public disclosure are the corrupt FBI and DOJ officials themselvesThe Fonz...before shark jump , 5 hours ago
A short 4 years ago the FBI and CIA were all concerned about "Kompromat" the Ruskies might have on Candidate Trump; concerned enough to spy on his campaign and open a counter-intelligence operation.
There are troves of Kompromat material, actual emails and video, on Joe, Hunter, and the whole Biden family; not made-up DNC-funded dossiers claiming a Russian consulate in Miami.
Now when it's Candidate Biden, everyone be all like, "Meh."
Cobra!Occams_Razor_Trader_Part_Deux , 7 hours ago
we gotta listen to the 50 former intelligence agents...you know the ones that had lone superpower status in the early 90s and then pissed it all away with 9/11 and infinity wars in middle east hahahahah ok buddy lol... histories D students....
Signed by James Clapper and John Brennan;
You mean, the 2 Bozos who under the threat of perjury said there was NO evidence of Russian Collusion and the Trump campaign................. and 2 hours later called Trump 'Putin's puppet' on CNN.............
Oct 19, 2020 | news.antiwar.comRatcliffe responded to comments made by Rep. Adam Schiff
Dave DeCamp Posted on October 19, 2020 Categories News Tags Biden , Russiagate , Ukraine
Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe said on Monday that the information published by The New York Post that allegedly came from Hunter Biden's laptop is not part of a "Russian disinformation campaign."
Ratcliffe's comments came after Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the House Intelligence Committee chairman, said the scandal surrounding the Bidens and a Ukrainian gas company is a "smear" coming "from the Kremlin."
"Hunter Biden's laptop is not part of some Russian disinformation campaign," Ratcliffe said in an interview with Fox Business . "Let me be clear: The intelligence community doesn't believe that because there is no intelligence that supports that. And we have shared no intelligence with Adam Schiff, or any member of Congress."
Ratcliffe said the FBI is now in possession of the laptop. He said the FBI's investigation is "not centered around Russian disinformation."
Issues have been raised concerning the chain of custody of the laptop since two allies of President Trump were involved, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, and former White House strategist Steve Bannon. But besides speculation from Schiff and the media, nothing ties the laptop to Moscow.
The first email published by the Post last week purports Hunter Biden introduced his father, then-Vice President Joe Biden, to a top executive of the Ukrainian company Burisma Holdings in 2015. Joe Biden has previously said that he never spoke with Hunter about his overseas business dealings.
Hunter Biden landed a high-paying job with Burisma Holdings after the Obama administration orchestrated a coup in Ukraine . Joe Biden has been accused of leveraging a US loan to Kyiv to pressure Ukrainian officials to fire a prosecutor investigating corruption at the company.
Oct 21, 2020 | www.realclearpolitics.com
Posted By Ian Schwartz
On Date October 20, 2020
Rudy Giuliani talks about "sensitive" material on the laptop of Hunter Biden including "numerous pictures" of underage girls and an alleged text message exchange he had with his father where he admits to a relationship with a 14-year-old girl and creating an unsafe environment for his children.
The former New York City mayor said he turned the laptop over to police in Delaware with Bernard Kerik because he felt "uncomfortable" with it in his possession in an interview Monday with Newsmax TV's Greg Kelly.
Giuliani narrated the text message in which Hunter talks about his former sister-in-law and lover with the elder Biden:
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- Trump Rips Coronavirus Coverage: "People Aren't Buying It CNN, You Dumb Bastards"She told my therapist that I was sexually inappropriate. (Giuliani: This would be with an unnamed 14-year-old girl.)
When she says that I Facetime naked with [the unnamed 14-year-old girl] and the reason I can't have her out to see me is because I walk around naked smoking crack talking... girls on face time. When she was pressed she said that [the unnamed 14-year-old girl] never said anything like that but the bottom line is that I created and caused a very unsafe environment for the kids.
"This is supported by numerous pictures of underage girls," Giuliani said after reading the message.
"Bernie Kerik and I turned it over to the Delaware State Police because I'm very uncomfortable with this. And I'm very uncomfortable with the fact that these underage girls were not protected," he said.
Giuliani later said that this is not about Hunter Biden but exposing Joe Biden as incompetent. "This is not about Hunter," Giuliani said, but about what a criminal and "horrible father" Joe Biden is. Related Videos
Oct 21, 2020 | www.theblaze.com
When Bevan Cooney -- the former "junior" business partner to Hunter Biden and Devon Archer -- went to jail in 2019, investigative reporter and New York Times bestselling author Peter Schweizer thought he'd never gain access to the damning emails Cooney had promised. That all changed three weeks ago when Schweizer was given complete access to Cooney's gmail account. POLL: Did you watch any of the 2020 Presidential Town Halls last night?
Schweizer joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to describe just some of the business deals revealed within these emails -- like Hunter working with an alleged Russian criminal and with Chinese communists to secure their assets, or to secure one-on-one time with his dad, then-Vice President Joe Biden. And all of this new information is completely separate from the emails allegedly discovered on Hunter Biden's laptop recently reported by the New York Post.
"So, I want to make this clear. This [Cooney's emails] has nothing to do with what's on the laptop It didn't come from [Rudy] Giuliani. It didn't come from anybody else, right?" Glenn asked Schweizer.
That's absolutely correct," Schweizer confirmed.
He briefly explained how Cooney, a former Los Angeles nightclub owner, is currently serving a prison sentence for his involvement in a fraudulent business bond scheme with Biden and Archer. From prison, Cooney gave Schweizer written permission to access his Gmail account.
"This is really important," he noted. "We're not looking at printouts. Not looking at PDFs. We're actually in his Gmail accounts themselves, sifting through these emails. And there's a shocking amount of information about deals involving China, involving Russia, involving all sorts of things they were trying to pull off ."
Watch the video below to catch more of the conversation:
Oct 21, 2020 | www.realclearpolitics.com
Posted By Tim Hains
On Date October 18, 2020
Peter Schweizer: We Will Prove Hunter Biden Laundered Russian Oligarch's MoneyGovernment Accountability Institute President Peter Schweizer told FNC's Sean Hannity on Friday that evidence will be released before the election proving that Hunter Biden and Russian oligarch Elena Baturina have more of a relationship than previously admitted.
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HANNITY: All right. So, we can bifurcate for people. This is all separate from what The New York Post was reporting this week. This is separate from what we knew earlier, and it's separate from Ron Johnson and Chuck Grassley's report that they put out, 87 pages, which talked about, well, Russian oligarchs, Kazakh oligarchs, the $3.5 million payment with the former first lady of Moscow, Chinese nationals, $100,000 shopping spree, Russian nationals, Kazakhs nationals, Ukrainian nationals.
How much money are we talking about here, and were all three of them involved in all of these endeavors?
SCHWEIZER: Well, it kind of jumps around, but let me just make clear, these are all separate emails from The New York Post and what the Senate did, but they all reinforce the same.
I mean, to take, for example, Ms. Baturina, the Russian oligarch links to organized crime that the Senate sent $3.5 million based on Treasury Department documents, we will be rolling out a story in a couple of days demonstrating that their relationship, meaning Hunter and Devon Archer's relationship with Elena Baturina goes way back and they were performing a number of banking and other financial services for her, services that they had trouble doing, by the way, because several banks did not want to work with her because the money was seen as dirty.
HANNITY: So, literally, these nationals were allowed access to Biden inside the White House according to these emails. I guess my next question is if both of Hunter's business partners are convicted, how did he go scot-free?
SCHWEIZER: Well, that's the question, Sean. There was a trial in 2016, and we actually, I've gone through the notes of that trial, and what it demonstrates is that Hunter Biden's fingerprints are all over this. He has named repeatedly in the court trials, but he was never charged by the prosecutors in New York.
Oct 21, 2020 | gellerreport.com
A top Republican senator acknowledged the possibility that the FBI investigated whether there was child pornography on a laptop and hard drive that allegedly belonged to Hunter Biden.
by Daniel Chaitin, Washington Editor | October 18, 2020 12:50 PM
Journalist Maria Bartiromo asked Sen. Ron Johnson, the chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, about a Business Insider report that described faint handwriting on a subpoena served last year to a Delaware business that was given a water-damaged MacBook Pro to repair but was never retrieved and a hard drive with its contents. The hardware purportedly contained data about foreign business dealings and other matters related to the son of former Vice President Joe Biden.The subpoena appeared to show the FBI agent who served it was someone named "Joshua Wilson." There was a Joshua Wilson, according to a Star-Ledger report published last year , who was an FBI agent based in New Jersey who spent nearly five years investigating child pornography, but it remains unclear if this is the same Wilson and what exactly the bureau was investigating.
Bartiromo twice asked Johnson, a lead congressional investigator, if he knows of any connection on her Fox News program, Sunday Morning Futures .
"I think you just made the connection. Again, this is what the FBI, I think, has to come clean about," the Wisconsin Republican said in his first reply. Johnson was alluding to his letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray about the laptop sent last week.
Pressed a second time after his initial response, the senator said he could not comment any further.
"I don't want to speculate, other than to say that -- what I said publicly before. Our report uncovered so many troubling connections, so many things that need to be investigated, that I really think we're just scratching the surface," Johnson said. "And, yes, I have heard all kinds of things that I think will probably be revealed over the next few days."
Republicans, including President Trump, have repeatedly raised the younger Biden's foreign business ventures as being ripe for corruption that could stem all the way to his father, who is now running for president. Joe Biden called the reporting on the emails and photos that purportedly come from his son's laptop, a story that was broken by the New York Post last week , a "smear campaign." Still, neither Hunter Biden nor the Biden campaign have disputed the validity of the data that has generated a wave of headlines in recent days.
John Paul Mac Isaac, the computer store owner in Delaware who claims he copied the hard drive of the laptop that he later gave to former Mayor Rudy Giuliani's lawyer, Robert Costello, told reporters last week he "did not see" child pornography on the hardware.
Asked about the burgeoning controversy, an FBI spokesperson told the Washington Examiner last week that the bureau declines to comment "keeping with our standard practice of not confirming or denying the existence of an investigation." The Associated Press reported the FBI is now investigating whether Russia was involved in the release of emails tied to Hunter Biden.
Oct 21, 2020 | www.globalresearch.ca
The Biden Campaign and China's Oligarchs By Nauman Sadiq Global Research, October 19, 2020 Region: Asia , Europe , USA Theme: Intelligence In-depth Report: U.S. Elections
In two bombshell reports, Emma-Jo Morris and Gabrielle Fonrouge of the New York Post have leveled damning allegations of Hunter Biden' s murky financial dealings with Ukrainian and Chinese oligarchs. As expected, $50,000 remuneration paid by Burisma Holdings of Ukraine annually for Hunter's "consultancy job" was only the tip of the iceberg. Hunter was paid millions of dollars bribes that sustained his "rockstar lifestyle" over the years.
Although it was the first report  published on Thursday, October 14, and titled "Smoking-gun email reveals how Hunter Biden introduced Ukrainian businessman to VP dad" that gained most attention on the mainstream media, it was the second report  published on Friday, October 15, in which the authors have furnished documentary evidence of Hunter Biden's dealings, amounting to millions of dollars and stakes in equities and profits of a private Chinese oil company doing business in Africa, with a Chinese billionaire Ye Jianming that raises serious questions whether the loyalty of the Biden campaign to the American electorate has been compromised due to Hunter Biden's illicit financial transactions with the representatives of the Chinese government.
Image on the right: CEFC's founder Ye Jianming. Photo: SCMP/Handout
It's noteworthy that the name of Ye Jianming came up in the Johnson-Grassley report released last month, too.
"The Suspicious Activity Reports of the Treasury Department flagged millions of dollars in transactions from the Ukrainian gas company Burisma Holdings, a Russian oligarch named Yelena Baturina, and a Chinese businessmen with ties to Beijing's communist government," the Senate report said.
The Johnson-Grassley report further alleged:
"Hunter Biden had business associations with Ye Jianming, Gongwen, and other Chinese nationals linked to the communist government and the People's Liberation Army. Those associations resulted in millions of dollars in cash flow."
Corroborating the Senate investigation, Emma-Jo Morris and Gabrielle Fonrouge noted in the second report of the New York Post:
"Another email -- sent by Biden as part of an Aug. 2, 2017, chain -- involved a deal he struck with the since-vanished chairman of CEFC, Ye Jianming, for half-ownership of a holding company that was expected to provide Biden with more than $10 million a year 'for introductions alone.'
"'The chairman changed that deal after we me[t] in MIAMI TO A MUCH MORE LASTING AND LUCRATIVE ARRANGEMENT to create a holding company 50% percent [sic] owned by ME and 50% owned by him,' Biden wrote.
"A photo dated Aug. 1, 2017, shows a handwritten flowchart of the ownership of 'Hudson West' split 50/50 between two entities ultimately controlled by Hunter Biden and someone identified as 'Chairman.'
"According to a report on Biden's overseas business dealings released last month by Sens. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), a company called Hudson West III opened a line of credit in September 2017.
"Biden's email was sent to Gongwen Dong, whom the Wall Street Journal in October 2018 tied to the purchase by Ye-linked companies of two luxury Manhattan apartments that cost a total on $83 million.
"The documents obtained by The Post also include an 'Attorney Engagement Letter' executed in September 2017 in which one of Ye's top lieutenants, former Hong Kong government official Chi Ping Patrick Ho, agreed to pay Biden a $1 million retainer for 'Counsel to matters related to US law and advice pertaining to the hiring and legal analysis of any US Law Firm or Lawyer.'
"In December 2018, a Manhattan federal jury convicted Ho in two schemes to pay $3 million in bribes to high-ranking government officials in Africa for oil rights in Chad and lucrative business deals in Uganda. Ho served a three-year prison sentence and was deported to Hong Kong in June."
According to a Washington Post report  in September:
"Ye Jianming had made inroads with Joe Biden's brother James Biden, as well as Hunter Biden, as the Chinese tycoon sought to build influence in the United States. In early 2018, Hunter Biden was paid $1 million to represent Ye's aide while he was facing the federal bribery charges in the United States.
"In August 2017, a subsidiary of Ye's company wired $5 million into the bank account of a US company called Hudson West III, which over the next 13 months sent $4.79 million marked as consulting fees to Hunter Biden's firm, the report said. Over the same period, Hunter Biden's firm wired some $1.4 million to a firm associated with his uncle and aunt, James and Sara Biden."
Ironically, it was the mainstream media that first broke the story of the illicit financial transactions between the Biden family and Chinese billionaire Ye Jianming in December 2018, though that was a year before Joe Biden was chosen as the Democratic presidential candidate in April.
Giving a detailed biographical account of Ye Jianming from his rapid ascent to a sudden fall from grace in 2017, as the FBI closed in on the Chinese billionaire's company and aides, a December 2018 New York Times report  revealed:
"Ye Jianming, a fast-rising Chinese oil tycoon, ventured to places only the most politically connected Chinese companies dared to go. But what he wanted was access to the corridors of power in Washington -- and he set out to get it.
"Soon, he was meeting with the family of Joseph R. Biden Jr., who was then the vice president. He dined with R. James Woolsey Jr., a former Central Intelligence Agency director and later a senior adviser to President Trump. He bestowed lavish funding on universities and think tanks with direct access to top Washington leaders, looking for the benefits access can bring.
"'This is a guy who courted and maintained networks with the People's Liberation Army and took the strategy of 'friends in high places,' said Jude Blanchette, a senior adviser and China head at Crumpton Group, a business intelligence firm.
"He seemed to have the blessings of Beijing. State banks offered CEFC billions of dollars in loans. The company also hired a large number of former military officers, whom Mr. Ye told visitors he prized for their organizational skills. He was deputy secretary of a Chinese military organization from 2003 to 2005 that congressional researchers called a front for the People's Liberation Army unit that has 'dual roles of intelligence collection and conducting People's Republic of China propaganda.'
"From 2009 to 2017, CEFC's revenue jumped from $48 million to $37 billion. [a time period incidentally coinciding with Joe Biden's vice presidency.]
"'It's been clear for some time that this is not just a Chinese commercial company, that they had some intelligence ties,' Mr. Martin Hala, an academic based in Prague, said. 'People from the U.S. intelligence agencies should have known something was going on.'
"Five years ago, CEFC approached Bobby Ray Inman, a retired admiral and national security adviser to President Jimmy Carter, about setting up a joint venture, Mr. Inman said in an interview. The company promised it would pay him $1 million a year, without specifying what business they would go into. He turned down the offer.
"On a 2015 trip to the United States Ye met with Alan Greenspan, the former Federal Reserve chairman, to discuss the economy, according to CEFC.
"CEFC also donated at least $350,000 to the Institute for the Analysis of Global Security, a politically connected think tank, according to court testimony. The think tank counts Robert C. McFarlane, the Reagan-era national security adviser, as its president and Mr. Woolsey, a Clinton-era C.I.A. director, as its co-chairman.
"Mr. Ye also further loosened CEFC's purse strings, donating as much as $100,000 to the Clinton Foundation. Outside the Beltway, a CEFC foundation donated at least $500,000 to a Columbia University research center.
"CEFC also organized forums in Hong Kong and Washington that brought together retired American and Chinese military officers, among other events.
"By 2015, Mr. Ye had begun working on perhaps his most politically connected quarry yet: the family of Mr. Biden, the vice president.
"An aide to Mr. Ye met the vice president's second son, Hunter Biden, in Washington. Mr. Ye then met privately with Hunter Biden at a hotel in Miami in May 2017. Mr. Ye proposed a partnership to invest in American infrastructure and energy deals.
"During this period, the vice president's son was managing Rosemont Seneca Partners, an investment firm he formed with Chris Heinz, the stepson of John Kerry, the former secretary of state.
"The trial and conviction in New York in December 2018 of one of his top lieutenants, Patrick Ho, showed that company officials used bribery to win oil and energy contracts in Africa.
"In 2017, as American authorities closed in on Mr. Ye's company, the first call made by one of his emissaries in custody was to Mr. Biden's brother.
"James Biden, a financier and brother of the former vice president, was in a hotel lobby in November 2017 when he got a surprise call on his cellphone. The call was from Patrick Ho, Mr. Ye's lieutenant. Mr. Ho, 69, was in trouble.
"In a brief interview, James Biden said he had been surprised by Mr. Ho's call. He said he believed it had been meant for Hunter Biden, the former vice president's son. James Biden said he had passed on his nephew's contact information.
"'There is nothing else I have to say,' James Biden said. 'I don't want to be dragged into this anymore.'
"Federal agents who had monitored CEFC's rise since at least the summer of 2016 had sprung into action, arresting Mr. Ho in New York on allegations that he had bribed African officials in Chad and Uganda.
"Mr. Ye, meanwhile, has disappeared into the custody of the Chinese authorities. He was last seen in February, 2018, when his private jet touched down in the Chinese city of Hangzhou. CEFC is struggling under $15 billion in debt, and was dissolved early this year."
After reading all this revelatory information regarding suspicious financial transactions between prominent former officials of the US government and the "disappeared" Chinese billionaire, it becomes abundantly clear that Ye Jianming, most likely a pseudonym, was a frontman for the Chinese government who was sent on a clandestine mission to nurture business relations with the Beltway elites, and later made to disappear after his cover was blown once his aides were charged with criminal offenses in the US courts.
China is known to follow the economic model of "state capitalism," in which although small and medium enterprises are permitted to operate freely by common citizens, large industrial and extraction companies, especially a multi-billion dollar corporation the size of CEFC, are run by the Communist Party stalwarts masquerading as business executives.
In addition, China is alleged to practice "debt-trap diplomacy" for buying entire governments through extending financial grants and loans, and what better way to buy the rival government of the United States than by financing the Biden campaign through bestowing financial largesse on the profligate son of the former vice president and current presidential candidate.
Image below: Guo Wengui (Source: Wikimedia Commons)
Notwithstanding, in a tit-for-tat response to the New York Post's explosive report alleging Hunter Biden introduced a top executive at a Ukrainian energy firm he was working for to his vice president dad, the Daily Beast came up with a scoop  on Friday, October 16, that the hard disks in which Hunter's emails were found were provided to Rudy Giuliani by a Chinese billionaire Guo Wengui on behalf of dissident members of the Chinese Communist Party.
According to the report,
"Weeks before the New York Post began publishing what it claimed were the contents of Hunter Biden's hard drive, a Sept. 25 segment on a YouTube channel run by a Chinese dissident streamer, who is linked to billionaire and Steve Bannon-backer Guo Wengui, broadcast a bizarre conspiracy theory.
"According to the streamer, Chinese politburo officials had 'sent three hard disks of evidence' to the Justice Department and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi containing damaging information about Joe Biden as well as the origins of the coronavirus in a bid to undermine the rule of Chinese President Xi Jinping
"While Guo's ties to Steve Bannon have long been known -- Bannon was arrested for defrauding donors in August on a 152-foot-long yacht reportedly owned by Guo -- the billionaire appears to have also joined forces with Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani in the former New York mayor's relentless anti-Biden dirt-digging crusade."
Besides posting pictures of Rudy Giuliani and Guo Wengui "cavorting and smoking cigars together" and leveling unsubstantiated allegations that Giuliani has stakes in Guo's fashion lineup, the Daily Beast hasn't challenged the authenticity of Hunter's emails but only questioned the source of origin of hard disks containing irrefutable evidence of the Biden family's murky financial dealings and made a paradoxical claim that dissident members of Chinese Communist Party are trying to sabotage Joe Biden's electoral campaign on Trump's behalf.
Nevertheless, the report raises startling questions that why Chinese dissidents would form "a government-in-exile" in the United States and allegedly support the Trump campaign against Joe Biden's bid for the presidency unless the Biden campaign had received financial support from the government of People's Republic of China whom the Chinese dissidents want to subvert.
The report further alleges:
"Guo Wengui has been in the Trumpworld orbit pretty much from the beginning, paying the $200,000 initiation fee to become a member of the president's Florida golf resort Mar-a-Lago, which Trump has dubbed the 'Southern White House.' But Guo's membership soon became a headache for the administration in the run-up to Trump's first summit meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping in 2017, due to Guo's fugitive status in China.
"At one point, Trump had reportedly considered deporting Guo after the Chinese government called for his extradition in a letter delivered to Trump by casino mogul Steve Wynn in 2017. After presenting the letter during a policy meeting, the president reportedly said, 'We need to get this criminal out of the country,' only for aides to remind him that Guo was a Mar-a-Lago member, eventually talking him out of the decision and ensuring the deportation was scuttled
"Guo has framed himself as a stalwart critic of the CCP and China's corrupt elite, but his efforts have divided China's exile community. Guo has enthusiastically attacked other critics of Beijing as jealous poseurs, including most recently a Texas Christian pastor and Tiananmen protester named Bob Fu -- who was imprisoned in China for his faith before escaping to the U.S. -- whom Guo accuses of being a secret agent for the CCP. Fu has lobbed the same charge back at Guo and his followers."
Instead of debunking Trump's witty remarks following the publishing of Hunter Biden's emails that "the Biden family treated the vice presidency as a for-profit corporation," the information contained in the Daily Beast article lends further credence to the investigative reporting by Emma-Jo Morris and Gabrielle Fonrouge for the New York Post exposing Hunter Biden's sleazy financial dealings with Ukrainian and Chinese oligarchs.
In an exclusive report  for the Breitbart New on Friday, October 16, Peter Schweizer and Seamus Bruner allege that newly obtained emails from a former business associate of Hunter Biden's inner-circle reveal that Hunter and his colleagues used their access to the Obama administration to peddle influence to potential Chinese clients and investors -- including securing a private, off-the-books meeting with the former vice president.
The never-before-revealed emails, unconnected to the Hunter Biden emails being released by the New York Post, were provided to Schweizer by Bevan Cooney, a one-time Hunter Biden and Devon Archer business associate. Cooney is currently in prison serving a sentence for his involvement in a 2016 bond fraud investment scheme.
Cooney believes he was the "fall guy" for an investment scheme in which Hunter and business associate Devon Archer avoided responsibility. He reached out to Schweizer after the journalist published a book "Secret Empires" in 2018. Archer was initially spared jail and handed a second trial, however, a federal appeals court reinstated Archer's fraud conviction in the case last week.
The report notes:
"On November 5, 2011, one of Archer's business contacts forwarded him an email teasing an opportunity to gain 'potentially outstanding new clients' by helping to arrange White House meetings for a group of Chinese executives and government officials.
"The group was the China Entrepreneur Club (CEC) and the delegation included Chinese billionaires, Chinese Communist Party loyalists, and at least one 'respected diplomat' from Beijing. Despite its benign name, CEC has been called 'a second foreign ministry' for the People's Republic of China -- a communist government that closely controls most businesses in its country. CEC was established in 2006 by a group of businessmen and Chinese government diplomats.
"CEC's leadership boasts numerous senior members of the Chinese Communist Party, including Wang Zhongyu (vice chairman of the 10th CPPCC National Committee and deputy secretary of the Party group), Ma Weihua (director of multiple Chinese Communist Party offices), and Jiang Xipei (member of the Chinese Communist Party and representative of the 16th National Congress), among others.
"'I know it is political season and people are hesitant but a group like this does not come along every day,' an intermediary named Mohamed A. Khashoggi wrote on behalf of the CEC to an associate of Hunter Biden and Devon Archer. 'A tour of the white house and a meeting with a member of the chief of staff's office and John Kerry would be great.'
"The email boasted of CEC's wealthy membership: CEC's current membership includes 50 preeminent figures such as: Liu Chuanzhi, Chairman of the CEC, Legend Holdings and Lenovo Group; Wu Jinglian, Zhang Weiying, and Zhou Qiren, China's esteemed economists; Wu Jianmin, respected diplomat; Long Yongtu, representative of China's globalization; Wang Shi (Vanke); Ma Weihua (China Merchants Bank); Jack Ma (Alibaba Group); Guo Guangchang (Fosun Group); Wang Jianlin, (Wanda Group); Niu Gensheng (LAONIU Foundation); Li Shufu (Geely); Li Dongsheng (TCL Corporation); Feng Lun (Vantone) and etc.
"The gross income of the CEC members' companies allegedly 'totaled more than RMB 1.5 trillion, together accounting for roughly 4% of China's GDP.' The overture to Hunter Biden's associates described the Chinese CEC members variously as
'industrial elites,' 'highly influential,' and among 'the most important private sector individuals in China today,' dubbed as the China Inc.
"Hunter Biden and Devon Archer apparently delivered for the Chinese Communist Party-connected industrial elites within ten days The Obama-Biden Administration archives reveal that this Chinese delegation did indeed visit the White House on November 14, 2011, and enjoyed high-level access.
"The visitor logs list Jeff Zients, the deputy director of Obama's Office of Management and Budget (OMB), as the host of the CEC delegation. Obama had tasked Zients with restructuring and ultimately consolidating the various export-import agencies under the Commerce Department -- an effort in which the Chinese delegation would have a keen interest.
"Curiously, the Obama-Biden visitor logs do not mention any meeting with Vice President Joe Biden. But the Vice President's off-the-books meeting was revealed by one of the core founders of the CEC. In an obscure document listing the CEC members' biographies, CEC Secretary General Maggie Cheng alleges that she facilitated the CEC delegation meetings in Washington in 2011 and boasts of the Washington establishment figures that CEC met with. The first name she dropped was that of Vice President Joe Biden."
Schweizer suggests that the meeting may have opened the door for Hunter and Devon Archer down the road -- as just two years later they formed the Chinese government-funded Bohai Harvest RST (BHR) investment fund which saw Chinese money pour into it for investments in CEC-linked businesses.
According to the report,
"One of BHR's first major portfolio investments was a ride-sharing company like Uber called Didi Dache -- now called Didi Chuxing Technology Co. That company is closely connected to Liu Chuanzhi, the chairman of the China Entrepreneur Club (CEC) and the founder of Legend Holdings -- the parent company of Lenovo, one of the world's largest computer companies. Liu is a former Chinese Communist Party delegate and was a leader of the 2011 CEC delegation to the White House. His daughter was the President of Didi."
The report adds:
"Liu has long been involved in CCP politics, including serving as a representative to the 9th, 10th, and 11th sessions of the National People's Congress of the PRC and as a representative to the 16th and 17th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party. Liu was the Vice Chairman of the 8th and 9th Executive Committee of All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce (ACFIC), an organization known to be affiliated with the Chinese United Front."
After reading the names of these high-profile Chinese business and political elites visiting the White House and cultivating personal friendships and commercial relationships in the highest echelons of the Obama-Biden administration, one wonders whether the latter devised trade and economic policies serving the interests of the American masses or took care of financial stakes of global power elites.
With his anti-globalist and protectionist agenda, Trump represents a paradigm shift in the global economic order. Trump withdrawing the United States from multilateral treaties, restructuring trade agreements and initiating a trade war against China are a revolution against globalization and free trade of which China is the new beneficiary with its strong manufacturing base and massive export potential.
Thus, it's only natural for the Chinese government to be "anti-Trump", while supporting his neoliberal Democratic rivals, who favor globalization and free trade, in the upcoming US presidential elections.
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Nauman Sadiq is an Islamabad-based attorney, columnist and geopolitical analyst focused on the politics of Af-Pak and Middle East regions, neocolonialism and petro-imperialism. He is a regular contributor to Global Research.
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Originally from: Kelen McBreen | INFOWARS.COM
A tweet published by One America News Network's Chief White House Correspondent Chanel Rion claims the hard drive from Hunter Biden's laptop contained "underage obsessions."
"Just saw for myself a behind the scenes look at the Hunter Biden hard drive: Drugs, underage obsessions, power deals " she wrote "Druggie Hunter makes Anthony Weiner's down under selfie addiction look normal. Biden Crime Family has a lot of apologizing to do. So does Big Tech."
Perhaps also referring to "underage" content, Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani told Steve Bannon on the War Room Pandemic podcast on Wednesday that the hard drive contains "sensitive stuff."
"What we're in possession of contains 1,000, maybe more, photographs that are highly, highly – anywhere from inappropriate to illegal – and have to be possessed by the Chinese government," Giuliani said.
Only a portion of the data in the hard drive has been released so far, so an even bigger October Surprise could be awaiting the Democrat Party.
If there is "underage" material on the hard drive allegedly belonging to Hunter, the FBI will have to answer some questions as well.
According to the computer repairman who obtained the laptop, "The FBI first made a forensic copy of the laptop, then returned a few weeks later with a subpoena and confiscated it."
However, the agency did not know the repairman also made a copy in case anything suspicious took place.
ZeroHedge reports , "After he stopped hearing back from the FBI, Isaac said he contacted several members of Congress, who did not respond, at which point his intermediary reached out to Rudy Giuliani's attorney, Robert Costello."
Oct 20, 2020 | www.realclearpolitics.com
TUCKER CARLSON, FOX NEWS: If you flipped the channel during our show Thursday night, you may have seen the president and his challenger making their respective cases to voters. But President Trump and Joe Biden weren't debating each other. That would have been too risky. There's a massive public health crisis underway, you may have heard.
So to avoid what doomsday hobbyists on Twitter like to call a "superspreader event," Trump and Biden held separate indoor town halls surrounded by people. They talked to partisan moderators instead of each other. That might seem like a loss to the country three weeks before a presidential election. But unfortunately, the science on this question is clear: Nothing could be more dangerous to America than a televised in-person debate between Joe Biden and Donald Trump.
So the so-called debate commission made certain a debate couldn't happen. Who benefitted from that decision? Well, not voters. America has held regularly scheduled presidential debates for decades and we have them for a reason. The more information voters can get directly from the candidates rather than the media, the better our democracy functions, not that anyone's interested in democracy anymore.
Joe Biden doesn't care either way. He just didn't want to talk about Burisma. That's the scandal that vividly illustrates how, as vice president, Biden subverted this country's foreign policy in order to enrich his own family. The good news for Biden Thursday night was that he didn't have to talk about it. No one from ABC News asked him about that scandal for the entire 90 minutes.
As we've been telling you this week, the New York Post and a few other news outlets, including "Tucker Carlson Tonight," have published e-mails taken from Hunter Biden's personal laptop. They show that Hunter Biden was paid by foreign actors to change American foreign policy using access to his father, then the vice president. This is a big story. It is also a real story.
Friday afternoon, we received nonpublic information that proves conclusively this was indeed Hunter Biden's laptop. There are materials on the hard drive of that computer that no one but Hunter Biden could have known about or have replicated. This is not a Russian hoax. Again, we're saying this definitively. We're not speculating. The laptop in question is real. It belonged to Hunter Biden. So there is no excuse for not asking about it.
But they didn't ask about it. It was a cover-up in real time. No matter what happens in the election next month, the American media will never be the same after this. It cannot continue this way. It is too dishonest.
Nevertheless, we did learn a few things Thursday night. (It's hard not to learn when you watch Joe Biden try to speak for 90 minutes.) At one point, an activist told Joe Biden that she has an eight-year-old transgender daughter. She asked Joe Biden what he thought about that. Here's how he responded:
BIDEN: The idea that an eight-year-old child or a 10-year-old child decides, 'You know, I've decided I want to be transgender. That's what I think. I'd like to be a -- make my life a lot easier.' There should be zero discrimination. What's happening is too many transgender women of color are being murdered. They're being murdered. I mean, I think it's up to now 17, don't hold me to that number.
So if an eight-year-old biological boy decides one day that he's really a girl, that's final and you'd have to be a bigot to pause and say, "Wait a minute, you're eight years old, you're a small child. Maybe let's think about this for a minute." That's what a normal person who has kids would say. People with kids know that children grow and change. They change their minds about a lot of things, including themselves. That's the reality of it.
But if you're a crazed ideologue, you don't care about reality. So you would tell the rest of us that an eight-year-old is entitled to hormone therapy on demand and permanent, life-altering surgery. That's what Biden is telling us.
It doesn't matter how fashionable talk like this is right now, and it is very fashionable, it is crazy and it's destructive and it's having a profound effect. No one wants to say it, but it's true. We know that between 2016 and 2017, the number of gender surgeries for biological females in this country quadrupled. We also know that many people who get those surgeries regret them later, deeply regret them. We'd have a lot more data on that, but universities are actively punishing researchers who follow that line of inquiry. So much for science.
In the end, mania like this will end. The left is at war with nature. Inevitably, they will lose that war, because nature always prevails. But in the meantime, many children are being hurt irreparably. Biden doesn't care. It's the new thing, and so he's for it. In fact, Biden is now busy rewriting his entire life story to pretend that he has been woke for 60 years. Thursday night, he told us he became a gay rights supporter during the Kennedy administration, sometime around 1962, when he and his father saw two gay men kissing.
When asked about police brutality, the former vice president speculated that maybe people like George Floyd would be alive today if the police had just shot him in the leg a few times.
BIDEN: There's a lot of things we've learned and it takes time. But we can do this. You can ban chokeholds ... But beyond that, you have to teach people how to deescalate circumstances, deescalate. So instead of anybody coming at you and the first thing you do shoot to kill, shoot him in the leg.
How much would you have to know about firearms or human biology to wonder if maybe there could be some unintended consequences there? People do have arteries in their legs, after all, and sometimes bullets do miss their targets. So why did no one point out how demented Biden's answer was?
Well, we have some clarity on the question of why no one pointed it out. It turns out George Stephanopoulos, the moderator of last night's ABC town hall, was not the only political operative in the room. One supposedly uncommitted voter was, in fact, a former Obama administration speechwriter called Nathan Osburn. Osburn repeated Biden campaign talking points to the letter, at one point referring to court-packing as a safeguard "that'll help ensure more long-term balance and stability" on the Supreme Court.
BIDEN: I have not been a fan of court-packing because I think it just generates, what will happen ... Whoever wins, it just keeps moving in a way that is inconsistent with what is going to be manageable.
STEPHANOPOULOS: So you're still not a fan?
BIDEN: Well, I'm not a fan ... It depends on how this turns out, not how he wins, but how it's handled, how it's handled. But there's a number of things that are going to be coming up and there's going to be a lot of discussion about other alternatives as well.
So we did learn something new last night: Joe Biden isn't a fan of court-packing. Court-packing has had a few off years, and Joe Biden started to lose his faith in it, even sold his "Court-Packing" jersey. But at the end of the day, Joe Biden is still open to court-packing and can get back on the court-packing bandwagon depending on how things are "handled." Got it?
Biden was allowed to answer non-questions like this because he was surrounded by sycophants and former employees of his party. Over at NBC, by contrast, the sitting president didn't have that luxury, to put it mildly. (By the way, it's not good for you to be sucked up to too much. It's good to get smacked around a little bit. It makes you sharper.)
During the president's one-hour event, moderator Savannah Guthrie asked him dozens more questions than the voters in the room got to ask. And when Trump began speaking, Guthrie interrupted him over and over again. Joe Biden wasn't there, so the moderator played stand-in for Joe Biden.
The good news about all of this is it's so bad and so transparent that it can't continue. All their stupid little morning shows and their dumb Sunday shows and their even dumber cable shows -- all of that's going away when the smoke clears from this election. There will be a massive realignment in the media no matter who wins, because they've showed who they are and it's so unappealing, so far from journalism, that it can't continue.
Meanwhile, back on ABC, Joe Biden skated on answering any questions of substance about his son or Antifa or BLM. On NBC, Guthrie pushed Donald Trump to condemn QAnon and White supremacy, and he did it dutifully. But it wasn't enough. The point of demanding performative disavowals isn't to get the disavowal, it's to smear the person you're asking to disavow the group by association with the group.
GUTHRIE: You were asked point-blank to denounce White supremacy [at the first debate]. In the moment, you didn't ... A couple of days later on a different show, you denounce White supremacy --
TRUMP: You always do this. You've done this line -- I denounce White supremacy, OK?
GUTHRIE: You did two days later.
TRUMP: I've denounced White supremacy for years. But you always do, you always start off with the question. You didn't ask Joe Biden whether or not he denounces Antifa ... Are you listening? I denounce White supremacy. What's your next question?
NBC was under a lot of pressure from Democrats to make Thursday night's town hall look like this, and just like Facebook and Twitter delivered earlier this week, NBC delivered, too.whatmeworry? 1 day ago The only difference between the "news" media today, and, say a decade ago, is that they no longer try to conceal their bias. They've dropped the cloak of objectivity and come out as democrat activists. It's sort of refreshing. We no longer have to waste time and energy arguing about the fairness of the media. Scotty2Hotty 1 1 day ago Liberals are more an enemy of the free press than Donald Trump is--we know that for sure after the NY Post incident. For all the times Trump has trashed the press, he has never shut them down (he can't), but the liberals at Facebook and Twitter did just that to the New York Post, because they didn't like a story of theirs. The story should never have been banned anywhere. In a free society, bogus stories are debunked by other free speech outlets and press agencies. They are not banned. Trump is not a friend of the press, but liberals are a worse enemy than he is, to press freedom. Leftists have a strong totalitarian streak, and they continually work to create environments where only one viewpoint is permitted, whether in academia, television, the press or elsewhere. Liberals believe more in shutting down dissent than in discrediting it, through argument. Gadsden_1968 2.0 1 day ago 90% of the media is now formally known as the Democratic Party propaganda ministry. Arm yourselves, it appears the majority of people are 100% controlled by the Democratic Party's propaganda ministry. If Biden wins, his propaganda ministry will make Pravda look like a high school news paper. Architech 1 day ago Why is the crackhead Hunter Biden a taboo subject? Nobody mentions that Hunter is The Train Wreck of the Century. Even on right wing news they don't tell you what a drop dead irresponsible loser low life that Hunter is. He sleeps with his dying brothers wife while he is still alive. Red flag. Plenty of other girls, but no, your sister in law. But that is nothing. Nada. Kicked out of the Navy for drug use. Banged 1000 strippers in Wash DC, knocked one up, denied the child, was proven he was the dad, denied child support and was forced to pay. Nice. Dead beat dad deluxe. There are about 100 things like that. Too long to list. And nobody mentions is. They act like Hunter is just another guy.... Calling out the Loser of the Century is not off limits in my book. Calling out stupidity, no self control, no personal responsibility, corruption, unethical behavior, outright crimes....not off limits. It's actually illegal to be a crack addict did you know that?
Oct 20, 2020 | www.realclearpolitics.com
Glenn Greenwald: Media and Intel Community Working Together To Manipulate The American People Posted By Ian Schwartz
On Date October 19, 2020
Glenn Greenwald: Media and Intel Community Working Together To Manipulate The American PeopleGlenn Greenwald appeared on Tucker Carlson's FOX News show Monday night to criticize the media for its lack of response to the Hunter Biden laptop story. Greenwald also criticized intel community activity in domestic elections and posed the question that even if Russians are behind the story it just requires journalistic investigation in case Biden is compromised.
"Adam Schiff is seriously the most pathological liar in all of American politics that I've seen in all of my time covering politics and journalism," Greenwald said on 'Tucker Carlson Tonight.' "He just fabricates accusations at the drop of the hat at the other people change underwear. He's simply lying when he just asserts over and over that the Russians or the Kremlin are behind the story. He has no idea whether or not that is true. There is no evidence to support it."
"And what makes it so much worse is that the reason that the Bidens aren't answering basic questions about the story," Greenwald said. "Basic questions like did Hunter Biden drop that laptop off of the repair shop? Are the emails authentic? Do you know denied that they are. Do you claim that any have been altered or are any of them fabricated? Did you in fact meet with Barisma executives? The reason they don't answer the questions is because the media has signaled that they don't have to. That journalists will be attacked and vilified simply for asking."
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"The whole point of the Intelligence Community since the end of World War II was that whatever propaganda the CIA produces, whatever disinformation campaigns they engaged were never supposed to be directed domestically," he said. "That was the point of the NSA, the CIA, and all those intelligence communities."
"What we have seen since 2016 going back to the 2016 campaign is incessant involvement in U.S. domestic politics. Working with journalists to disseminate purely for partisan ends. If you want to talk about things like violating norms, and dangers to democracy, what's more dangerous than allowing the CIA constantly to be manipulating our politics by making cover for the Biden campaign by claiming anonymously that the Russians are behind the story and therefore you disregard it. Even if the Russians why does that alleviate the responsibility of journalists to evaluate the emails and to examine whether or not Joe Biden actually engaged in misconduct?" Greenwald asked.
"The much bigger point is the way that the information is being disseminated," he said. "It is a union of journalists who have decided that their only goal is to defend Joe Biden and election him president of the United States working with the FBI, CIA, NSA not to manipulate our adversaries or foreign governments, but to manipulate the American people for their own ends. It's been going on for four straight years now and there's no sign of it stopping anytime soon." Related Videos
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Update (1930ET) : In yet another death blow to Adam Schiff and the '50 former senior intelligence officers' "Russia, Russia, Russia" claims, the FBI and DOJ have told a Fox News producer that they do not believe that Hunter Biden's laptop and its contents are part of a Russian disinformation campaign , confirming that the 'current' intelligence community agrees with DNI Ratcliffe's comments yesterday.
Additionally, a Federal Law Enforcement Official also confirmed to Fox News' Martha MacCallum that the emails are "authentic".
All of which leaves on big gaping unanswered question (that we all know the answer to)...
We look forward to the reporting from other mainstream media news agencies now that federal law enforcement has confirmed this is not a 'hoax' and we assume that the NYPost will once again be allowed to tweet since this is now as 'factual' as anything thrown at Trump for the last five years.
y_arrow Fizzy Head , 9 hours agoHan Cholo , 8 hours ago
Excuse me, but Who cares what these "former" senior officials think? I want names and party affiliations, that will tell the tale.
and furthermore, if these former guys can muster up a letter why can't the real officials muster up something, anything? They've known for months!! This is growing more ridiculous as time goes by.
"former" -- Meaning they are mostly looking from the outside in and have no clue.
Oct 20, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com
American Pravda John McCain, Jeffrey Epstein, and Pizzagate, by Ron Unz - The Unz Review
I don't use Social Media myself, but near the end of the 2016 presidential campaign, I gradually began seeing more and more Trump supporters referring to something called "Pizzagate," a burgeoning sexual scandal that they claimed would bring down Hillary Clinton and many of the top leaders of her party, with the chatter actually increasing after Trump was elected. As near as I could tell, the whole bizarre theory had grown up on the far-right fringe of the Internet, with the utterly fantastical plot having something to do with stolen secret emails, DC pizza parlors, and a ring of pedophiles situated near the top of the Democratic Party. But given all the other strange and unlikely things I'd gradually discovered about our history, it didn't seem like something I could necessarily dismiss out of hand.
At the beginning of December, a right-wing blogger produced a lengthy exposition of the Pizzagate charges, which finally gave me some understanding of what was actually under discussion, and I soon made arrangements to republish his article. It quickly attracted a great deal of interest, and some websites pointed to it as the best single introduction to the scandal for a general audience.Pizzagate
Aedon Cassiel • December 2, 2016 • 3,100 Words
A couple of weeks later, I republished an additional article by the same writer, describing a long list of previous pedophilia scandals that had occurred in elite American and European political circles. Although many of these seemed to be solidly documented, nearly all of them had received minimal coverage by our mainstream media outlets. And if such political pedophile rings had existed in the relatively recent past, was it so totally implausible that there might be another one simmering beneath the surface of today's Washington DC?Precedents for Pizzagate
Aedon Cassiel • December 23, 2016 • 6,200 Words
Those interested in the details of the Pizzagate Hypothesis are advised to read these articles, especially the first one, but I might as well provide a brief summary.
John Podesta had been a longtime fixture in DC political circles, becoming chief of staff to President Bill Clinton in 1998, and afterward remaining one of the most powerful figures in the Democratic Party establishment. While serving as as chairman of Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign, his apparent carelessness with the password security of his Gmail account allowed it to easily be hacked, and tens of thousands of his personal emails were soon published on WikiLeaks. A swarm of young anti-Clinton activists began scouring this treasure-trove of semi-confidential information, seeking evidence of mundane bribery and corruption, but instead they came across some quite odd exchanges, seemingly written in coded language.
Now use of coded language in a supposedly secure private email account raises all sorts of natural suspicions regarding what might have been under discussion, with the most likely possibilities being illegal drugs or sex. But most of the references didn't seem to fit the former category, and in our remarkably libertine era, in which political candidates compete for the right to be Grand Marshal at an annual Gay Pride Parade, one of the few sexual activities still discussed only in whispers would seem to be pedophilia, with some of the very strange remarks possibly hinting at this.
The researchers also soon discovered that his brother Tony Podesta, one of the wealthiest and most successful lobbyists in DC, had extremely odd taste in art. Major items of his very extensive personal collection seemed to represent tortured or murdered bodies, and one of his favorite artists was best known for paintings depicting young children being held captive, lying dead, or suffering under severe distress. Such peculiar artwork obviously isn't illegal, but it might naturally arouse some suspicions. And oddly enough, arch-Democrat Podesta had long been a close personal friend of former Republican Speaker and convicted child-molester Dennis Hastert, welcoming him back into DC society after his release from prison.
Furthermore, some of the rather suspiciously-worded Podesta emails referred to events held at a local DC pizza parlor, greatly favored by the Democratic Party elite, whose owner was the gay former boyfriend of David Brock, a leading Democratic activist. The public Instagram account of that pizza-entrepreneur apparently contained numerous images of young children, sometimes tied or bound, with those images frequently labeled by hashtags using the traditional gay slang for underage sexual targets. Some photos showed the fellow wearing a tee-shirt bearing the statement "I Love Children" in French, and by a very odd coincidence, his possibly assumed name was phonetically identical to that very same French phrase, thus proclaiming to the world that he was "a lover of children." Closely connected Instagram accounts also included pictures of young children, sometimes shown amid piles of high-value currency, with queries about how much those particular children might be worth. None of this seemed illegal, but surely any reasonable person would regard the material as extremely suspicious.
DC is sometimes described as "Powertown," being the seat of the individuals who make America's laws and govern our society, with local political journalists being closely attuned to the relative status of such individuals. And oddly enough, GQ Magazine had ranked that gay pizza parlor owner with a strange focus on young children as being one of the 50 most powerful people in our national capital, placing him far ahead of many Cabinet members, Senators, Congressional Chairmen, Supreme Court justices, and top lobbyists. Was his pizza really that delicious?
These few paragraphs provide merely a sliver of the large quantity of highly-suspicious material surrounding various powerful figures at the apex of the DC political world. A vast cloud of billowing smoke is certainly no proof of any fire, but only a fool would completely ignore it without attempting further investigation.
I usually regard videos as a poor means of imparting serious information, far less effective and meaningful than the simple printed word. But the overwhelming bulk of the evidence supporting the Pizzagate Hypothesis consists of visual images and screen shots, and these are naturally suited to a video presentation.
Some of the best summaries of the Pizzagate case were produced by a young British YouTuber named Tara McCarthy, whose work was published under the name of "Reality Calls," and her videos were viewed hundreds of thousands of times. Although her channel was eventually banned and her videos purged, copies were later reloaded to other accounts, both on YouTube and BitChute. Some of the evidence she presents seemed rather innocuous or speculative to me and other elements were probably based upon her unfamiliarity with American society and culture. But a great deal of extremely suspicious material remains, and I would suggest that people watch the videos and decide for themselves.
Around the same time that I first became familiar with the details of the Pizzagate controversy, the topic also started reaching the pages of my morning newspapers, but in an rather strange manner. Political stories began giving a sentence or two to the "Pizzagate hoax," describing it as a ridiculous right-wing "conspiracy theory" but excluding all relevant details. I had an eery feeling that some unseen hand had suddenly flipped a switch causing the entire mainstream media to begin displaying identical signs declaring "Pizzagate Is False -- Nothing To See There!" in brightly flashing neon. I couldn't recall any previous example of such a strange media reaction to some obscure Internet controversy.
Articles in the Washington Post and the Los Angeles Times also suddenly appeared denouncing the entirety of the alternative media -- Left, Right, and Libertarian -- as "fake news" websites promoting Russian propaganda , while urging that their content be blocked by all patriotic Internet giants such as Facebook, Twitter, and Google. Prior to that moment, I'd never even heard the term "fake news" but suddenly it was ubiquitous across the media, once again almost as if some unseen hand had suddenly flipped a switch.
I naturally began to wonder whether the timing of these two strange developments was entirely coincidental. Perhaps Pizzagate was indeed true and struck so deeply at the core of our hugely corrupted political system that the media efforts to suppress it were approaching the point of hysteria.
Not long afterward, Tara McCarthy's detailed Pizzagate videos were purged from YouTube. This was among the very first instances of video content being banned despite fully conforming to all existing YouTube guidelines, another deeply suspicious development.
I also noticed that mere mention of Pizzagate had become politically lethal. Donald Trump had selected Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, former head of the Defense Intelligence Agency, as his National Security Advisor, and Flynn's son served as the latter's chief of staff. The younger Flynn happened to Tweet out a couple of links to Pizzagate stories, pointing out that the accusations hadn't yet been actually investigated let alone disproven, and very soon afterward, he was purged from the Trump transition team, foreshadowing his father's fall a few weeks later. It seemed astonishing to me that a few simple Tweets about an Internet controversy could have such huge real-life impact near the top of our government.
The media continued its uniform drumbeat of "Pizzagate Has Been Disproven!" but we were never told how or by whom, and I was not the only individual to notice the hollowness of such denunciations. An award-winning investigative journalist named Ben Swann at a CBS station in Atlanta broadcast a short television segment summarizing the Pizzagate controversy and noting that contrary to widespread media claims, Pizzagate had neither been investigated nor debunked. Swann was almost immediately purged by CBS but a copy of his television segment remains available for viewing on the Internet.
There is an old wartime proverb that enemy flak is always heaviest over the most important target, and the remarkably ferocious wave of attacks and censorship against anyone broaching the subject of Pizzagate seems to raise obvious dark suspicions. Indeed, the simultaneous waves of attacks against all alternative media outlets as "Russian propaganda outlets" laid the basis for the continuing regime of Social Media censorship that has become a central aspect of today's world.
Pizzagate may or may not turn out to be true, but the ongoing Internet crackdown has similarly engulfed topics of a somewhat similar nature but with vastly stronger documentation. Although I don't use Twitter myself, I encountered the obvious implications of this new censorship policy following McCain's death last August.
The senator had died on a Saturday afternoon, and readership of Sydney Schanberg's long 2008 expose quickly exploded, with numerous individuals Tweeting out the story and a large fraction of our incoming traffic therefore coming from Twitter.
This continued until the following morning, at which point the huge flood of Tweets continued to grow, but all incoming Twitter traffic suddenly and permanently vanished, presumably because "shadow banning" had rendered those Tweets invisible.
My own article on McCain's very doubtful war record simultaneously suffered the same fate, as did numerous other articles of a controversial nature that we published later that same week.
Oct 20, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com
JGResearch , 21 minutes agoBAMCIS , 37 minutes ago
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BREAKING NEWS: Here's Why the Mayor of Moscow's Wife Paid Hunter Biden $3.5 Million And Likely More!
According to US treasury documents provided by the Senate Finance and Homeland Security Committees, Hunter Biden was paid $3.5 million from the Mayor of Moscow's wife.
The report by the Senate Finance and Homeland Security Committees was released last month and it was devastating.
Hunter Biden received a $3.5 million wire transfer from Yelena Baturina, the wife of the former mayor of Moscow.
Until today we didn't know why Yelena Baturina paid Hunter millions of dollars.
According to emails and documents, Yelena Baturina laundered funds into the US in avoidance of sanctions, Devon Archer claimed the firm received $200 million.
Emails provided by Matthew Tyrmand come directly from Hunter associate's Gmail account. They are still hosted on Google's servers. Bevan Cooney flipped and gave his login info.
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The sky is blue, water is wet and women have secrets.
Might as well add: " Politicians are dishonest." That is not an "October Surprise". More like ....duuuuuh.
Not sure where the moral contest lies between Biden and Trump. Perhaps that Trump wears his corruption on his sleeve?HarryKallahan , 4 minutes ago
Anyone who was paying attention knew all about this at least 5 years ago. It's not an October surprise.
Biden has been successfully playing the political game for almost 50 years. He should know better than to put his hand in the cookie jar for his son over and over, and yet he did it. It shows you all you need to know about his character.
But you already knew that too. The fact that he is even in the position to run for President at his age and with clear mental decline beginning to show means he is fully beholden to the deep state. He is and will be a total puppet of the machine.
The election is down to this: Do you want a nice guy who is a sellout and a puppet and will do and say whatever the money masters want him to? or do you want a complete ******* who tells the truth, but gets shut down at every turn?captain-nemo , 16 minutes ago
Looks like Hunter's job has always been being the 'bag man'.
Collecting payoff money for daddy Joe Biden.
That's how Joe has lived in that big mansion on a senator's salary.Atlas_Shrugged , 8 minutes ago
Holy ****. The Biden's received 3.5 million dollars in a wire transfer from Yelena Baturina, the wife of the former mayor of Moscow , to launder Russian funds into the US in order to avoid US sanctions. The fund that was laundered this way was 200 million dollars, and for this job, the Biden's was compensated with the net sum of 3.5 million dollars. If this is not a crime , what is?
That was cheap. The fees should have atleast been 10%
Oct 20, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com
Sperry Exposes The Complete History Of Hunter Biden's Crony-Connected Jobs
by Tyler Durden Mon, 10/19/2020 - 23:00 Twitter Facebook Reddit Email Print
Authored by Paul Sperry via RealClearInvestigations.com,
Hunter Biden profited from his father's political connections long before he struck questionable deals in countries where Joe Biden was undertaking diplomatic missions as vice president. In fact, virtually all the jobs listed on his resume going back to his first position out of college, which paid a six-figure salary, came courtesy of the former six-term senator's donors, lobbyists and allies , a RealClearInvestigations examination has found.
Hunter Biden: Through a lawyer, he maintained he and his father dutifully avoided "conflicts of interest." Democratic National Convention/YouTube
One document reviewed by RCI reveals that a Biden associate admitted "finding employment" for Hunter Biden specifically as a special favor to his father, then a Senate leader running for president. He secured a $1.2 million gig on Wall Street for his young son, even though it was understood he had no experience in high finance. Many of his generous patrons, in turn, ended up with legislation and policies favorable to their businesses or investments, an RCI review of lobbying records and legislative actions taken by the elder Biden confirms.
That the 50-year-old Hunter has been trading on his Democratic father's political influence his entire adult life raises legal questions about possible influence-peddling, government watchdogs and former federal investigators say. In addition, the more than two-decades-long pattern of nepotism casts fresh doubt on Joe Biden's recent statements that he "never discussed" business with his son, and that his activities posed "no conflicts of interest."
No fewer than three committees in the Republican-controlled Senate have opened probes into potential Biden family conflicts. Investigators are also poring over Treasury Department records that have flagged suspicious activities involving Hunter's banking transactions and business deals that may be connected to his father's political influence.
U.S. ethics rules require all government officials to avoid even the appearance of a conflict of interest in taking official actions. The Bidens have denied any wrongdoing.
While most of the attention on Hunter has focused on his dealings in Ukraine and China when his father was in the White House, he also cashed in on cushy jobs and sweetheart deals throughout his dad's long Senate career, records reveal.
"Hunter Biden's Ukraine-China connections are just one element of the Biden corruption story," said Tom Fitton, president of the Washington-based watchdog group Judicial Watch, who contends Biden used both the Office of the Vice President and the Senate to advance his son's personal interests.
In each case, Hunter Biden appeared under-qualified for the positions he obtained. All the while, he was a chronic abuser of alcohol and drugs, including crack cocaine, and has cycled in and out of no fewer than six drug-rehab treatment programs, according to published reports. He's also been the subject of at least two drug-related investigations by police, one in 1988 and another in 2016, according to federal records and reports. A third drug investigation resulted in his discharge from the U.S. Navy Reserve in 2014.
This comprehensive account of Hunter Biden's "unique career trajectory," as one former family friend gently put it, was pieced together through interviews with more than a dozen people, several of whom insisted on anonymity to describe private conversations, and after an in-depth examination of public records, including Securities and Exchange Commission filings, court papers, campaign filings, federal lobbying disclosures, and congressional documents.
Hunter Biden's resume begins 24 years ago. Here is a rundown of the plum positions he has managed to land since 1996, thanks to his politically connected father and his boosters:1996-1998: MBNA Corp.
Fresh out of college, credit-card giant MBNA put him on its payroll as "senior vice president" earning more than $100,000 a year, plus an undisclosed signing bonus. Delaware-based MBNA at the time was Biden's largest donor and lobbying the Delaware senator for bankruptcy reforms that would make it harder for consumers to declare bankruptcy and write off credit-card debt.
When Tom Brokaw asked Biden in 2008 about whether his son's job was a conflict of interest, he snapped "Absolutely not." It was an answer he'd repeat many times in the future. NBC News/YouTube
Besides a job for Hunter, bank executives and employees gave generously to Joe Biden's campaigns – $214,000 total, federal records show – and one top executive even bought Biden's Wilmington, Del., home for more than $200,000 above the market value, real estate records show. The exec paid top dollar – $1.2 million – for the old house even though it lacked central air conditioning. MBNA also flew Biden and his wife to events and covered their travel costs, disclosure forms show.
Sen. Biden eventually came through for MBNA by sponsoring and whipping votes in the Senate to pass the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention Act.
When NBC News anchor Tom Brokaw asked Biden during the 2008 presidential campaign whether it was wrong "for someone like you in the middle of all this to have your son collecting money from this big credit-card company while you were on the (Senate) floor protecting its interests," Biden gave an answer he would repeat many times in the future: "Absolutely not," he snapped, arguing it was completely appropriate and that Hunter deserved the position and generous salary because he graduated from Yale.1998-2001: Commerce Department
Hunter also capitalized on the family name in 1998 when he joined President Clinton's agency. In spite of having no experience in the dot-com industry, he was appointed "executive director of e-commerce policy coordination," pulling down another six-figure salary plus bonuses.
He landed the job after his father's longtime campaign manager and lawyer William Oldaker called then-Commerce Secretary William Daley, who'd also worked on Biden's campaigns, and put in a good word for his son, according to public records.2001-2009: Oldaker, Biden & Belair
After Republican President George W. Bush took over the Commerce Department, Hunter left the government and joined Oldaker to open a lobbying shop in Washington, just blocks from Congress, where he gained access to exclusive business and political deals.
Robert Skomorucha: Hunter had "a very strong last name that really paid off in terms of our lobbying efforts." LinkedIn
Federal disclosure forms show Hunter Biden and his firm billed millions of dollars while lobbying on behalf of a host of hospitals and private colleges and universities, among other clients. In a 2006 disclosure statement submitted to the Senate, Hunter said his clients were "seeking federal appropriations dollars."
Hunter won the contract to represent St. Joseph's University from an old Biden family friend who worked in government relations at the university and proposed he solicit earmarks for one of its programs in Philadelphia. The friend, Robert Skomorucha, remarked in a press interview that Hunter had "a very strong last name that really paid off in terms of our lobbying efforts."
These clients, like MBNA, also favored bankruptcy reforms to make it harder for patients and students to discharge debt in bankruptcy filings. At the same time Hunter was operating as a Beltway lobbyist, he was receiving "consulting payments" from his old employer MBNA, which was still courting his father over the bankruptcy reforms.
In 2007, Hunter also dined with a private prison lobbyist who had business before a Senate Judiciary subcommittee Joe Biden chaired, according to published reports. Senate rules bar members or their staff from having contact with family members who are lobbyists seeking to influence legislation.
William Oldaker: Did not just make Hunter a rich lobbyist, but secured him a $1 million loan that went sour. ldaker & Willison
Hunter's lawyer-lobbyist firm was embroiled in a conflict-of-interest controversy in 2006 when it was criticized for representing a lobbyist under investigation by the House ethics committee. The lobbyist was still taking payments from his old K street firm while working as a top aide on the House Appropriations Committee. Hunter at the time was lobbying that same committee for earmarks for his clients.
William Oldaker did not just make Hunter a rich lobbyist. Oldaker also secured a $1 million loan for him through a bank he co-founded, WashingtonFirst, that Hunter sought for an investment scheme, which later went sour.
Joe Biden deposited hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign and political action committee donations at WashingtonFirst, while funneling hundreds of thousands in campaign and PAC expenditures to Oldaker, Biden & Belair. Joe Biden's payments to Hunter's lobbying firm, including more than $143,000 in 2007 alone, were listed as "legal services" in Federal Election Commission filings.
Oldaker did not respond to a request for comment left at his office.
National Group: Hunter won earmarks for the University of Delaware and other Biden constituents. thenationalgroup.net2003-2005: National Group LLP
While serving as a partner at Oldaker, Biden & Belair, Hunter also registered as a lobbyist for National Group, a lobbying-only subsidiary which shared offices with OB&B and specialized in targeted spending items inserted into legislation known as "earmarks."
Hunter represented his father's alma mater, the University of Delaware, and other Biden constituents and submitted requests to Biden's office for earmarks benefiting these clients in appropriations bills.2006-2007: Paradigm Companies LLC
In 2005, when Joe Biden was thinking about making another run at the White House, after a 1987 bid that ended in plagiarism charges, his lobbyist son was looking for a new line of work too.
In early 2006, Wall Street executive and Biden family friend Anthony Lotito said, Biden's younger brother, Jim, phoned him on behalf of the senator. He said Biden wanted his youngest son – whom he still called "Honey" – to get out of the lobbying business to avoid allegations of conflicts of interest that might dog Biden's presidential bid.
"Biden was concerned with the impact that Hunter's lobbying activities might have on his expected campaign [and asked his brother to] seek Lotito's assistance in finding employment for Hunter in a non-lobbying capacity," according to a January 2007 complaint that Lotito filed in New York state court against Hunter over alleged breach of contract in a related venture. (Jim and Hunter Biden denied such a phone call took place as described.)
Lotito told the court he agreed to help Hunter as a favor to the senator, who had served on the powerful banking committee. He figured "the financial community might be a good starting place in which to seek out employment on Hunter's behalf," the court documents state. But he quickly found that Wall Street had "no interest" in hiring Biden.
So the Bidens hatched a scheme to buy a hedge fund, "whereby Hunter would then assume a senior executive position with the company." And Lotito helped broker the deal. Despite having no Wall Street experience, Biden was appointed interim CEO and president of the Paradigm investment fund and given a $1.2 million salary, according to SEC filings . Lotito joined the enterprise as a partner, and agreed to shepherd Hunter, still in his mid-thirties, through his new role in high-finance.
"Given Hunter Biden's inexperience in the securities industry," the complaint states, it was agreed that Lotito would maintain an office at the new holding company's New York headquarters "in order to assist Biden in discharging his duties as president."
After the venture failed, Lotito sued the Bidens for fraud. The Bidens countersued and the two parties settled in 2008.2006-2009: Amtrak
During this same period, Hunter was appointed vice chairman of the taxpayer-subsidized rail line, thanks to the sponsorship of powerful Democratic Sen. Harry Reid, a political ally of his father.
Joe Biden: The "senator from Amtrak" had a son from Amtrak too. Michael Perez/AP for Siemens
In a 2006 statement submitted to the Senate during his confirmation, Hunter asserted that he was qualified for the Amtrak board because "as a frequent commuter and Amtrak customer for over 30 years, I have literally logged thousands of miles on Amtrak."
Amtrak has been a major supporter of Joe Biden, donating to both his Senate and presidential campaigns and even naming a train station after him in Wilmington. In return, Biden has supported taxpayer subsidies for the government railroad throughout his political career.
In his testimony, Hunter denied his Amtrak appointment pushed conflict-of-interest boundaries.2009- : Rosemont Seneca Partners LLC
Hunter co-founded the investment firm five months after his father moved into the White House and incorporated it in his father's home state of Delaware, which has strict corporate secrecy rules.
At the time, Obama had tapped Vice President Biden to oversee the recovery from the financial crisis. Three weeks after Rosemont was incorporated, Hunter and his partners set up a subsidiary called Rosemont TALF and got $24 million in loans from the federal program known as the Term Asset-Backed Securities Loan Facility. TALF was designed to help bail out banks and auto lenders hit by the crisis.
Within months, Rosemont had secured a total of $130 million from the program. Some of the government cash was then funneled into an investment fund incorporated in the Cayman Islands, SEC records show. Such offshore accounts are commonly used to evade taxes.
The move raised ethical flags with government watchdogs who suspected the bailout cash was used to benefit a well-connected insider.
Other records reveal that another subsidiary created years later – Rosemont Realty – touted to its investors that board adviser Hunter was politically connected. It highlighted in a company prospectus that he was the "son of Vice President Biden."2009-2012: Eudora Global
On his resume, Hunter also lists himself as "founder" of yet another investment firm. But Eudora's articles of incorporation show it was actually set up by a major Biden donor, Jeffrey Cooper, who put Hunter on his board after his father became vice president.
A self-described "friend of the Biden family," Cooper also happened to run one of the largest asbestos-litigation firms in the country -- SimmonsCooper LLC -- and had courted Biden to make it easier to file asbestos lawsuits by defeating tort reforms. As a leader on the Senate Judiciary Committee, Biden had blocked reform of asbestos litigation every time bills reached the Senate floor.
Cooper's law firm, which directly lobbied the Delaware senator's office to kill such bills, donated more than $200,000 to Biden's campaigns over the years, as well as his Unite Our States PAC, FEC records show. In fact, SimmonsCooper was one of Biden's biggest donors during his failed 2007-2008 run for president, pumping $53,000 into his campaign.
The firm also put up $1 million in investment capital to help his son buy out the Paradigm hedge fund as part of the arrangement brokered by another Biden family friend, Lotito, to find non-lobbying work for Hunter.. Thanks in large part to Biden's effort to kill bills reining in asbestos trial lawyers, SimmonsCooper has hauled in more than $1 billion for alleged asbestos victims.
Attempts to reach Cooper for comment were unsuccessful.2009-2016: Boies Schiller Flexner LLP
When Joe Biden became Vice President, Hunter landed a high-paying, no-show job at the New York-based law firm, a Democrat shop long tied to the Clintons. Another major Biden donor, the firm gave him the title "of counsel."
Boies Schiller Flexner: Got Fraud charges against Hunter Biden dismissed, then brought him aboard. Boies Schiller Flexner
Boies Schiller brought Hunter aboard in 2009 after the Bidens hired the firm to defend Hunter against charges he defrauded partners in the Paradigm investment venture. Boies Schiller managed to get the case dismissed .
In 2014, a corrupt Ukrainian oligarch, who was under investigation and looking to repair his reputation to attract Western investors, started sending large payments to Boies to support Hunter for unspecified work. It's unclear what Hunter did for the oligarch, who ran the gas giant Burisma, but $283,000 showed up at the same time his father was tapped by Obama to play a central role in overseeing U.S. energy policy in Ukraine.
Boies Schiller has pumped more than $50,000 into Biden's campaigns, Federal Election Commission records show.2013-2019: BHR Partners
After Obama named Biden his point man on China policy, Rosemont Seneca set up a joint venture worth $1 billion with the Bank of China called BHR – and Hunter was named vice-chairman and director of the new concern.
BHR Partners: Hunter arranged for one of his Chinese partners to shake hands with his father, the vice president. Beijing approved a business license shortly afterward. BHR Partners
Following in the shadow of his father's political trajectory, Hunter's new venture won the first-of-its-kind investment deal with the Chinese government at the same time Biden was jetting to Beijing to meet with top communist leaders. Secret Service records reveal Hunter flew to China on Air Force Two with his father while brokering the December 2013 deal. He arranged for one of his Chinese partners to shake hands with the vice president. BHR was registered 12 days later. Beijing OK'd a business license shortly afterward.
"No one else had such an arrangement in China," said Peter Schweizer, president of the Government Accountability Institute.
Hunter resigned from the board of the Beijing-backed equity firm earlier this year as his father faced growing criticism on the campaign trail over what critics called a glaring conflict of interest. He did not, however, divest his 10% equity stake in the Chinese fund, which is estimated to be worth tens of millions of dollars.
Schweizer, whose books include "Profiles in Corruption: Abuse of Power by America's Progressive Elites," said Biden went "soft" on the Chinese communists so his son could "cash in" on China business deals. Biden insists he did not discuss the venture with his son before, during or after his official visit to Beijing. But others see obvious hypocrisy at play in the Biden family's self-dealing in notoriously corrupt China.
"Biden was one of the most vocal champions of anti-corruption efforts in the Obama administration. So when this same Biden takes his son with him to China aboard Air Force Two, and within days Hunter joins the board of an investment advisory firm with stakes in China, it does not matter what father and son discussed," said Sarah Chayes, author of "Thieves of State: Why Corruption Threatens National Security." "Joe Biden has enabled this brand of practice."2013-2014: U.S. Navy Reserve
Hunter was selected for a direct commission as a public affairs officer in a Virginia reserve unit.
He clearly received special treatment in securing the part-time post. Officers had to issue him two waivers – one for his age and one for a previous drug offense.
His vice president father swore him in at the White House in a small, private ceremony.
Barely a year later, authorities booted Hunter from the Navy for cocaine use after he tested positive from a urine test. The reason for his discharge was withheld from the press for several months.2014-2019: Burisma Holdings
The Ukrainian gas giant added Hunter to its board soon after Obama named his father his point man on Ukraine policy, focusing on energy. The company paid his son as much as $83,000 a month, even though he had no energy experience to bring to the table and was required to attend just one board meeting a year.
Golf buddies: White House visitor logs show that Joe Biden met with Hunter's business partner Devon Archer, far left, on April 16, 2014. Burisma put Archer on its board shortly thereafter, followed by Hunter, far right, the next month. Fox News
At the time, the vice president was steering U.S. aid to Kiev to help develop its gas fields, which stood to benefit Burisma as the holder of permits to develop natural gas in three of Ukraine's most lucrative fields. Biden promised Ukrainian officials the US would pump more than $1 billion into their energy industry and economy during a visit to Kiev in late April 2014. He urged leaders to increase the country's gas supply and to rely on Americans to help them. Less than three weeks later, Burisma appointed his son to the board, after already retaining him for undisclosed services through Boies Schiller.
Burisma was run by an oligarch, Mykola Zlochevsky, who was under investigation at the time and seeking Western protection from prosecution. In a move observers suspect was intended to send a message to prosecutors, the company sent out a news release in May 2014 claiming, falsely, that Hunter would be in charge of its "legal unit." Burisma also trumpeted the fact that Hunter was "the son of the current U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden."
Biden's office was aware Burisma was under investigation. The administration had tried to partner with the gas company through U.S. aid programs, but the outreach project was blocked over corruption concerns lodged by career diplomats.
Viktor Shokin, ex-Ukraine prosecutor: "The truth is that I was forced out because I was leading a wide-ranging corruption probe into Burisma, and Joe Biden's son was a member of the board," he said in a recent sworn affidavit prepared for a European court. AP Photo/Sergei Chuzavkov, File
In early 2016, Biden threatened to withhold $1 billion in U.S. loan guarantees if Ukraine did not dismiss the country's top prosecutor, Viktor Shokin, who was investigating Burisma. "If the prosecutor is not fired," Biden recalled telling Ukraine's leader, "you're not getting the money."
Biden's muscling worked: Shokin was sacked in March 2016.
The former vice president says he was carrying out official U.S. policy that sought to remove an ineffective prosecutor. But Shokin had raided the home of Burisma's owner and seized his property.
In addition, Shokin said that as part of his probe he was making plans to interview Hunter about millions of dollars in fees he and his partners had received from Burisma. He insists he was fired because he refused to close the investigation.
"The truth is that I was forced out because I was leading a wide-ranging corruption probe into Burisma, and Joe Biden's son was a member of the board," Shokin said in a recent sworn affidavit prepared for a European court. "I assume Burisma had the support of Joe Biden because his son was on the board." He added that the vice president himself had "significant interests" in Burisma.
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Biden claims he only learned of his son joining the Burisma board from the news media. But there is evidence Biden had been consulted in advance. White House visitor logs show that Biden met with Hunter's business partner Devon Archer on April 16, 2014. Burisma put Archer on its board shortly thereafter, followed by Hunter the next month. (Both Archer and Hunter maintain Burisma never came up during the private visit in Biden's office, which lasted late into the night.)
The day after Joe Biden's meeting with Hunter's partner in the White House, Burisma executive Vadym Pozharskyi reportedly emailed Hunter to thank him for inviting him to Washington and "giving an opportunity to meet your father and spent[sic] some time together." The Biden campaign asserts it cannot find a meeting with Pozharskyi on the former vice president's "schedule," though it did not deny such a meeting could have taken place. The Ukrainian official mentioned going out for coffee with Hunter on April 17, 2014, which indicated he was physically in D.C. at the time. RCI has not confirmed the authenticity of the April 17 email document, first disclosed by the New York Post after obtaining it from a hard drive allegedly copied from a laptop of Hunter Biden left at a computer repair shop in Wilmington, Del. Pozharskyi did not respond to emails seeking comment.
Hunter stepped down from Burisma's board in April 2019, a month before his father announced his White House bid and after critics made an issue of the conflicts his sinecure posed. He has since kept a very low profile. Unlike Trump's children, Biden's son is not out on the trail campaigning for him.1,850 Boxes Sealed Until After Election
"Hunter Biden had no experience in the field, but he did have a notable connection to the vice president, who publicly has bragged about making clear to the Ukrainians that he alone controlled U.S. aid to the country," noted Jonathan Turley, a public-interest law professor at George Washington University.
Retired FBI official I.C. Smith, who led public corruption investigations in Washington and Little Rock, Ark., said both father and son should have known joining Burisma was a bad idea, adding that it gives at least the appearance he was leveraging his name for payoffs from shady clients abroad.
I.C. Smith, ex-FBI official: "I would think, given Hunter's past, the father would have asked more questions." icsmith.com
"Clearly he's led a troubled life and would be the sort of person susceptible to becoming engaged in this sort of rather sordid deal," Smith said of Hunter.
"When he said his father asked if the deal was on the up and up and was assured it was, I would think, given Hunter's past, the father would have asked more questions," he added.
Hunter acknowledged in an ABC News interview last year that he lacked experience in both energy and Ukraine, but maintained that Burisma was impressed by other things on his resume.
"Ironically, Hunter highlighted his work at MBNA and his work on the board of Amtrak as evidence of his qualifications for the Burisma gig," said Fitton of Judicial Watch. "But both the MBNA and Amtrak jobs, under any sensible analysis, were obvious favors for Joe Biden."
Fitton argued that Biden's claim he never discussed his son's jobs and business deals rings hollow against the lengthy record of something-for-nothing nepotism.
"That's campaign spin," he said. "Hunter has already admitted to having at least one conversation on the Ukraine issue with Vice President Biden."
Biden defenders argue that many relatives of politicians are often involved in government and politics. Ivanka Trump and Don Trump Jr., for instance, have cozy relationships with, or financial stakes in, companies that may benefit from those decisions. They also point out that, while they may look bad, there's nothing illegal about such arrangements.
Fitton isn't so sure. He said Judicial Watch is demanding Obama administration documents related to Hunter's Ukraine and China deals, as well as other business arrangements potentially monetizing Biden's political power.
"We can't be sure if the arrangements were legal," he said. "If any payments or jobs were neither ordinary nor customary, there may be legal issues."
It's a federal crime to provide a government benefit or favorable change in policy in exchange for something of personal value. At a minimum, argued former federal prosecutor Andrew McCarthy, Biden "had a conflict of interest with the position his son had" on the Burisma board, noting that at the time, Biden was pushing energy policies that favored the gas giant.
The Biden School, part of the University of Delaware, which is keeping a lid on Biden records. Biden School of Public Policy and Administration
Not all of Hunter Biden's critics are coming from the right, either.
"It's hard to avoid the conclusion that Hunter's foreign employers and partners were seeking to leverage Hunter's relationship with Joe, either by seeking improper influence or to project access to him," said Robert Weissman, president of Public Citizen, a liberal watchdog group based in Washington.
The Biden Institute: Maggie Haberman, New York Times White House correspondent, was a featured speaker in 2018, according to its website . The University of Delaware holds more than 1,850 boxes of Biden records under seal . Biden Institute/University of Delaware
While Joe Biden insists "there's been no indication of any conflict of interest from Ukraine or anywhere else," Senate investigators are seeking a number of related emails and memos generated during the Obama administration, as well as his 36-year Senate career. That period, spanning from 1973 to 2009, coincides with a large chunk of his son's resume.
However, Biden has sealed the bulk of the records at the University of Delaware Library, which refuses to release any of his papers until after the election. It maintains more than 1,850 boxes of Biden records, including his speeches, voting records, position papers and notes from confidential interviews he's conducted with foreign leaders, among other documents. The papers the university is keeping a lid on could shed light on Biden's thinking behind foreign policies and controversial bills he sponsored.
A spokeswoman said the library will not release any of Biden's papers to the public until they are "properly processed and archived." Until then, "access is only available with Vice President Biden's express consent," she said, while declining to answer whether the university would comply if the Senate subpoenaed documents as part of its investigation of the Bidens.
The university houses the Biden Institute, which is part of the Joseph R. Biden, Jr. School of Public Policy and Administration.
Through a lawyer, Hunter maintained he and his father dutifully avoided "conflicts of interest" -- or even "the appearance of such conflicts." In every business pursuit, he asserted, they acted "appropriately and in good faith."
However, in a moment of candor during a recent ABC News interview, Hunter confessed: "I don't think that there's a lot of things that would have happened in my life if my last name wasn't Biden," before adding, "There's literally nothing my father in some way hasn't had influence over."
Still, the elder Biden argues it's the Trump family who has the nepotism problem. In a recent CBS "60 Minutes" interview, he slammed the president for letting his daughter and son-in-law "sit in on Cabinet meetings."
"It's just simply improper because you should make it clear to the American public that everything you're doing is for them," he intoned. "For them."
play_arrow _triplesix_ , 10 minutes ago
Crickets from the MSM on the biggest political scandal in history. They can't refute it, so they simply refuse to cover it.
I'm afraid the American Experiment is over either way, but if Biden and the Dems are successful in stealing the election, we are destined to be the next Venezuela.
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It appears the "Russia, Russia, Russia" cries from Adam Schiff and his dutiful media peons is dead (we can only hope) as Director of National Intel John Ratcliffe just confirmed to Foxx Business' Maria Bartiromo that:
"Hunter Biden's laptop is not part of some Russian disinformation campaign."
As Politico's Quint Forgey details (@QuintForgey) , DNI Ratcliffe is asked directly whether accusations leveled against the Bidens in recent days are part of a Russian disinformation effort.
He says no:
"Let me be clear. The intelligence community doesn't believe that because there is no intelligence that supports that."
" We have shared no intelligence with Chairman Schiff or any other member of Congress that Hunter Biden's laptop is part of some Russian disinformation campaign. It's simply not true. "
"And this is exactly what I said would I stop when I became the director of national intelligence, and that's people using the intelligence community to leverage some political narrative."
"And in this case, apparently Chairman Schiff wants anything against his preferred political candidate to be deemed as not real and as using the intelligence community or attempting to use the intelligence community to say there's nothing to see here."
"Don't drag the intelligence community into this. Hunter Biden's laptop is not part of some Russian disinformation campaign. And I think it's clear that the American people know that."
Of course, this 'fact' from 'intelligence' is unlikely to stop the "emails are Russian" narrative growing ever louder as MSM attempt to distract from the actual content of the emails. As Caitlin Johnstone noted:
So "the emails are Russian" narrative serves the interests of political convenience, partisan media ratings, and the national security state's pre-planned agenda to continue escalating against Russia as part of its slow motion third world war against nations which refuse to bow to US dictates, and you've got essentially no critical mainstream news coverage putting the brakes on any of it. This means this narrative is going to become mainstream orthodoxy and treated as an established fact, despite the fact that there is no actual, tangible evidence for it.
Joe Biden could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody, and the mainstream press would crucify any journalist who so much as tweeted about it. Very little journalism is going into vetting and challenging him, and a great deal of the energy that would normally be doing so is going into ensuring that he slides right into the White House.
If the mainstream news really existed to tell you the truth about what's going on, everyone would know about every questionable decision that Joe Biden has ever made, Russiagate would never have happened, we'd all be acutely aware of the fact that powerful forces are pushing us into increasingly aggressive confrontations with two nuclear-armed nations, and Trump would be grilled about Yemen in every press conference.
But the mainstream news does not exist to tell you the truth about the world. The mainstream news exists to advance the interests of its wealthy owners and the status quo upon which they have built their kingdoms. That's why it's so very, very important that we find ways to break away from it and share information with each other that isn't tainted by corrupt and powerful interests.
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As we detailed previously, as the Hunter Biden laptop scandal threatens to throw the 2020 election into chaos with what appears to be solid, undisputed evidence of high-level corruption by former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter, the same crowd which peddled the Trump-Russia hoax is now suggesting that Russia is behind it all .
To wit, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, who swore on National television that he had evidence Trump was colluding with Russia - now says that President Trump is handing the Kremlin a "propaganda coup from Vladimir Putin."
Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) has gone full tin-foil , suggesting that Giuliani was a 'key target' of 'Kremlin constructed anti-Biden propaganda.'
2/ Russia knew it had to play a different game than 2016. So it built an operation to cull virulently pro-Trump Americans as pseudo-assets, so blind in their allegiance to Trump that they'll willingly launder Kremlin constructed anti-Biden propaganda.
Guiliani was a key target.-- Chris Murphy (@ChrisMurphyCT) October 17, 2020
Headlines in major publications are perhaps even more conspiratorial:
And of course, propagandists are doing their thing...
Yet, if one looks at the actual facts of the case - in particular, that Hunter Biden appears to have dropped his own laptops off at a computer repair shop, signed a service ticket , and the shop owner approached the FBI first and Rudy Giuliani last after Biden failed to pick them up, the left's latest Russia conspiracy theory is quickly debunked .
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Authored by Larry C Johnson via Sic Semper Tyrannis (emphasis ours)
This is the story of an American patriot, an honorable man, John Paul Mac Issac, who tried to do the right thing and is now being unfairly and maliciously slandered as an agent of foreign intelligence, specifically Russia. He is not an agent or spy for anyone. He is his own man. How do I know? I have known his dad for more than 20 years. I've known John Paul's dad as Mac. Mac is a decorated Vietnam Veteran, who flew gunships in Vietnam. And he continued his military service with an impeccable record until he retired as an Air Force Colonel. The crews of those gunships have an annual reunion and Mac usually takes John Paul along, who volunteers his computer and video skills to record and compile the stories of those brave men who served their country in a difficult war.
This story is very simple – Hunter Biden dropped off three computers with liquid damage at a repair shop in Wilmington, Delaware on April 12, 2019. The owner, John Mac Issac, examined the three and determined that one was beyond recovery, one was okay and the data on the harddrive of the third could be recovered. Hunter signed the service ticket and John Paul Mac Issac repaired the hard drive and down loaded the data . During this process he saw some disturbing images and a number of emails that concerned Ukraine, Burisma, China and other issues . With the work completed, Mr. Mac Issac prepared an invoice, sent it to Hunter Biden and notified him that the computer was ready to be retrieved. H unter did not respond . In the ensuing four months (May, June, July and August), Mr. Mac Issac made repeated efforts to contact Hunter Biden. Biden never answered and never responded. More importantly, Biden stiffed John Paul Mac Issac–i.e., he did not pay the bill.
When the manufactured Ukraine crisis surfaced in August 2019, John Paul realized he was sitting on radioactive material that might be relevant to the investigation. After conferring with his father, Mac and John Paul decided that Mac would take the information to the FBI office in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Mac walked into the Albuquerque FBI office and spoke with an agent who refused to give his name. Mac explained the material he had, but was rebuffed by the FBI. He was told basically, get lost . This was mid-September 2019.
Two months passed and then, out of the blue, the FBI contacted John Paul Mac Issac. Two FBI agents from the Wilmington FBI office–Joshua Williams and Mike Dzielak–came to John Paul's business . He offered immediately to give them the hard drive, no strings attached. Agents Williams and Dzielak declined to take the device .
Two weeks later, the intrepid agents called and asked to come and image the hard drive. John Paul agreed but, instead of taking the hard drive or imaging the drive, they gave him a subpoena. It was part of a grand jury proceeding but neither agent said anything about the purpose of the grand jury. John Paul complied with the subpoena and turned over the hard drive and the computer.
In the ensuing months, starting with the impeachment trial of President Trump, he heard nothing from the FBI and knew that none of the evidence from the hard drive had been shared with President Trump's defense team.NEVER MISS THE NEWS THAT MATTERS MOST
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The lack of action and communication with the FBI led John Paul to make the fateful decision to contact Rudy Giuliani's office and offer a copy of the drive to the former mayor. We now know that Rudy accepted John Paul's offer and that Rudy's team shared the information with the New York Post.
John Paul Mac Issac is not responsible for the emails, images and videos recovered from Hunter Biden's computer. He was hired to do a job, he did the job and submitted an invoice for the work. Hunter Biden, for some unexplained reason, never responded and never asked for the computer. But that changed last Tuesday, October 13, 2020. A person claiming to be Hunter Biden's lawyer called John Paul Mac Issac and asked for the computer to be returned. Too late. That horse had left the barn and was with the FBI.
John Paul, acting under Delaware law, understood that Hunter's computer became the property of his business 90 days after it had been abandoned.
At no time did John Paul approach any media outlet or tabloid offering to sell salacious material . A person of lesser character might have tried to profit. But that is not the essence of John Paul Mac Issac. He had information in his possession that he learned, thanks to events subsequent to receiving the computer for a repair job, was relevant to the security of our nation. He did what any clear thinking American would do–he, through his father, contacted the FBI. When the FBI finally responded to his call for help, John cooperated fully and turned over all material requested .
The failure here is not John Paul's . He did his job. The FBI dropped the ball and, by extension, the Department of Justice. Sadly, this is becoming a disturbing, repeating theme–the FBI through incompetence or malfeasance is not doing its job.
Any news outlet that is publishing the damnable lie that John Paul is part of some subversive effort to interfere in the United States Presidential election is on notice. That is slander and defamation. Fortunately, the evidence from Hunter Biden's computer is in the hands of the FBI and Rudy Giuliani and, I suspect, the U.S. Senate. Those with the power to do something must act. John Paul Mac Issac's honor is intact. We cannot say the same for those government officials who have a duty to deal with this information.
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Why Is The FBI's Top Child Porn Lawyer Involved In Hunter Biden Laptop Case?
by Tyler Durden Fri, 10/16/2020 - 17:54 Twitter Facebook Reddit Email Print
The recent New York Post bombshell reports on Hunter Biden's alleged laptop contents included a curious piece of evidence - a photograph of an FBI subpoena which bears the signature of the agency's top child porn investigator, special agent Joshua Wilson .
According to the Post , a laptop was dropped off at a Delaware computer repair shop by a man believed by the owner, John Paul Mac Isaac, to be Hunter Biden . The shop owner made a copy of the hard drive before turning it over to the FBI, which includes incriminating emails detailing alleged Biden family corruption in Ukraine and China, as well as a 'raunchy, 12-minute video that appears to show Hunter smoking crack while engaged in a sex act with an unidentified woman,' as well as ' numerous other sexually explicit images .'
FBI agent Wilson's identity was confirmed by both Western Journal and Business Insider , the latter of which compared his signature to a 2012 criminal complaint and concluded that it "clearly matches the unreversed signature on the subpoena published by the New York Post ."
As BI notes:
It's unclear whether the FBI employs more than one agent named Joshua Wilson. But the available evidence seems to show **the Joshua Wilson who signed the subpoena for Hunter Biden's laptop, and the Joshua Wilson who investigates child pornography for the FBI, are the same person**. This raises the possibility, not explored by the Post, that the FBI issued the subpoena for reasons unrelated to Hunter Biden's role in Ukraine and Burisma.
So why is the FBI's top child porn lawyer involved in the Hunter Biden laptop case? OANN 's Chanel Rion says she's seen the contents of the hard drive, which includes "Drugs, underage obsessions, power deals," which make "Anthony Weiner's down under selfie addiction look normal . "
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Meanwhile, if there is incriminating child porn on Hunter's computer, what has the FBI done about it?
IP freely , 1 hour agoSpurius Lartius , 1 hour ago
Oh good....the FBI is involved. should go no where.Montana Cowboy , 1 hour ago
Corruption and the FBI go together like hookers and blow. Or Lindsey Graham and little boys.SmokeyBlonde , 1 hour ago
Project Veritas has produced more evidence than the corrupt Boy Scouts at the FBI.CrookedHillieLies , 1 hour ago
People really need to get over the notion that the FBI is a law enforcement agency. They have proven time and again that they only act on behalf of the deep state, oligarchs, kleptocrats, and pederasts at the expense of the rest of us.Cash Is King , 1 hour ago
The FBI has been led by Prancing Gay Sissies, Crossdressers and Pedophiles since their inception. Crack and Hooker Hunter Biden will never be convicted of child **** - he will claim it was "planted" on his computer. The emails are a different problem and hopefully they will cause him some problems with the IRS. What a dumbazz. I can't believe the DemonRATS nominated his father to be their choice for President. Landslide for Trump / Pence / Senate / House / Supreme Court / MAGA / KAG 2020! Let's Roll.Spurius Lartius , 1 hour ago
What's that old adage about apples & trees?OCnStiggs , 22 minutes ago
You could prolly hang anyone who has been in DC for >10 years and be sure you were doing God's work.Kan , 1 hour ago
Why Is The FBI's Top Child **** Lawyer Involved In Hunter Biden Laptop Case?
Because the FBI has been covering like mad for the criminality in D.C. and they want Biden to win.
Just sayin'.quanttech , 30 minutes ago
Because he is working to hide any real evidence of any of it, please see weiners laptop that had ALL the clinton emails and all the BIDEN corruption emails. ...Gardentoolnumber5 , 1 hour ago
Tim Nolan, former judge & chairman of Donald Trump's presidential campaign in Kentucky, pled guilty to 19 counts of child sex trafficking and on February 11, 2018, he was sentenced to 20 years in prison.
Republican Ralph Shortey, former state senator & chairman of Donald Trump's presidential campaign in Oklahoma was indicted on 4 counts of child sex trafficking and child *********** and on September 17, 2018, he was sentenced to 15 years in prison.
Republican Dennis Hastert, former Speaker of the House from 1999 to 2007 & congressman of Illinois, was indicted on federal charges of molesting 4 young boys and on April 27, 2016, he was sentenced to 15 months in prison.
I could go on, but suffice to say that anyone who thinks it's just Dems or just Repubs that are the problem... are wrong.dogismycopilot , 1 hour ago
Again, the FBI is on the case! Whoa hahahahahaha! And how long have they had a copy of the hard drive and under Wray's FBI buried it. Ya know... can't interfere in an election 6-8 months out. Abolish the FBI. Pass those who honor their oath over into the Marshals office.chiswickcat , 1 hour ago
The Russians and Chinese would have set him up with underage Moldovan, Ukrainian or Romanian trafficked girls.
100% so they could blackmail his dad when president.CheapBastard , 1 hour ago
A Political family involved in sex with minors, drugs and corruption? I'm shocked. Shocked I tell you.OpenEyes , 39 minutes ago
Odd the Epstain Island flight logs handed over to the FBi have mysteriously disappeared.IronForge , 1 hour ago
As disgusting as child **** is, somehow it seems like when they put Capone away for tax evasion.
First of all, the FBI has had this laptop since last December and done absolutely nothing about it. But, with Rudy turning it over to the New York Post and making it public they have to at least appear to be doing something. (something other than investigating Russia's part in this, which nobody with an IQ above room temperature actually believes)
My guess is that they decided "we can get him for having child *********** on his computer and everybody will forget about that other stuff."chiquita , 1 hour ago
Looks like Hunter is Jail-bound.
Pop would have Pardoned Hunter, and Harris would have Pardoned Pop.
However, since someone who saw the laptop content mentioned the "UnderAged" matl on TWTR, it's safe to presume that Hunter had access to or participated in Patronizing "UnderAged Paedo" Photos, Site Memberships, Prostitutes, Hookups, or Trafficking Arrangements.
His Strip Club Posse probably had an UnderAged Member.
Hard to Pardon Paedophiles before the BodyPolitic.
Mayor Giuliani might have several Silver Bullets here. He'll need 24/7 Escorting now since DNC/Bidens/Obama/RED_QUEEN may be Highlighted. He might as well send a Copy to Wikileaks just in case he gets Nailed by Bidens' Owners.
RICO+Drug+NatSec Charges would have been enough; but we are obligated as a Society to Deal With, Due Process, and Prosecute Allegations of Paedophilia/Child Abuse/Trafficking.
Most importantly, we will bring those Girls Out of Hunters' Alleged Patronage and into Protective Custody.
What a Mess. I understand some Young Girls are attracted to and want to be Married/InRelationship/Mating with those in Fame/Power/Money quickly; but once the Male is Out Of HS, any new "relationship" he gets involved with needs to be with Dames 18+ and Out of HS.lennysrv , 1 hour ago
"Leave my son outta this! He has a drug problem."HaywoodYaBlowMe , 29 minutes ago
That Biden clan, what a wonderful familial role model for the rest of the nation. Further, I'm amazed at how productive li'l Hunter is; from making mega-deals with the Chinese and Ukrainians to banging his dead brother's widow to knocking up a stripper to being a deadbeat dad to smoking crack and engaging in sex acts on video.
Joe Biden has to be so very proud of the family he has created. What a model Democrat/Liberal.Leguran , 1 hour ago
There are rumors, that the horrific atrocities, on the anthony weiner tape are too horrid for the public to find out. I call bulls**t! Release the kraken. To quote Louis Brandeis: "Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants." Let the "people" be made aware of the offensive behavior, perpetrated, and perpetuated by the dregs of our society. Our society needs a good flushing. We have many turds who need to be flushed from our system. It's been said that hardened NYPD officers, who have seen it all, were vomiting and having nightmares, upon viewing what was on weiner's laptop. Deputy Chief Steven Silks, of the NYPD, was found dead in his car of what was reported to be a suicide gun shot wound to his head. In fact, 9 of the 12 NYPD officials, who viewed what was on the lap top, have been found dead of supposed suicide. This info needs to be revealed to the public.z tranche , 1 hour ago
FBI again!!! Hunter is involved....good grief, get that to the top immediately! Now, start the Kabuki Circus SHOW. Tarrah see, it we sent it right to the top in order to show the complaint will be taken seriously. Meanwhile, all future information goes to the same guy at the top and nowhere else. The job is to keep the lid on and under "investigation" so nothing leaks. Well, Josh, I hope you do not mind me calling you Josh, where are the files and where is the action? And, since you told the CIA Director, we can see the the present CIA Director is involved as well.
I just do not see how the FBI can become more corrupt. Yep it is a culture of corruption.rockstone , 1 hour ago
Time to interview Ghislaine Maxwell and review the Epstein flight logs.Lou Saynis , 1 hour ago
Why? You think they were the only two people in the under age sex business catering to Washington elites??DickStoneVan , 36 minutes ago
I think the only Washington elites who were engaging in underage sex are democrats. Maybe I'm being biased but It's just a feeling.Lil Stevie , 1 hour ago
John Dennis Hastert. Longest running Republican Speaker of the house in history. A federal judge referred to him as a "serial child molester" and sentenced him to a mere 15 months in prison.fnsnook , 1 hour ago
If there ever was a reason for TERM LIMITS this is it.chiquita , 1 hour ago
biden has ruling class qualified immunity. you must have missed that chapter of the constitution.Rhal , 1 hour ago
Hunter doesn'tEcclesia Militans , 2 hours ago
This still mild compared to what was on Anthony Wieners laptop -labeled "life insurance". Yet no arrests were made there. I mean I get that Trump had to replace hundreds of judges(literally) before justice could prevail, but we're still at peak corruption!. Indictments plz.MadameDeficit , 10 minutes ago
The Swamp isn't going to let Joe off the hook, it's going to hold this over his head like a Sword of Damocles to keep him at his desk for his full term, in line and compliant.BugMan , 43 minutes ago
If that computer repairman hadn't made a copy and gone to a lawyer, we never would have heard about this.
On a similar note, it's very telling what the NY Post said about the contents - what (aside from child p0rn) would be illegal for them to publish?noguano , 48 minutes ago
Hunter and Joe Biden Scandal Takes a Dark Turn -- FBI's Top Lawyer on Child **** Involved in Case
https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/10/hunter-joe-biden-scandal-takes-dark-turn-fbis-top-lawyer-child-****-involved-case/PC kills us all , 49 minutes ago
So he can cover it up?Invert This MM , 1 hour ago
Wray, that Deep State swamp creature, probably had the FBI remove the child **** from the computer at Joe Biden's request. Thankfully, the computer repair agent is a super patriot that copied the hard drive before it was seized by the FBI. Trump and Guiliani need to hide the repair shop owner, and hire reliable protection for him, in order to protect him from Deep State assassins.chiquita , 1 hour ago
Yeah, poor little Joey. He just Quid Pro Quoed his whole carrier and got away with it until that mean new boss came to town.Brazillionaire , 1 hour ago
What rock do you live under? Joe has been a horrible human being his whole adult life--corrupt, lying, and cheating from the time he was in college. There's nothing redeemable about him--don't ever think he "is not a terrible man"--he is and this new information just opens up the final chapter that sheds light on a man who would use his son for decades--going back into the early 1980s--to enrich himself and his family through corruption that goes so deep, it's beyond criminal.Al Capone , 1 hour ago
No. Biden is a pos. He's one of the main reasons so many Americans are in credit card debt up to their eyeballs at ridiculous interest rates. And that's the legal stuff. He's corrupt as hell. Maybe they all are. But he sure is.Goldencrapshoot , 1 hour ago
You forgot the /sarc.Made in Occupied America , 1 hour ago
Anyone remember what happened to Nikolae Ceausescu?
FBI = Friends of Biden Incorporated (in Delaware, of course)
Oct 19, 2020 | turcopolier.typepad.comDoes anyone care? I do.
"In this episode of Common Sense, Rudy Giuliani, who was the trailblazer for RICO prosecutions in the 1980s, demonstrates how the thirty years of the Biden Family selling public office, and many other crimes, makes a perfect RICO case." RICO case
Rudy has a u-tube show. pl
Eric Newhill , 19 October 2020 at 11:53 AMFred , 19 October 2020 at 02:01 PM
Rudy lays out a solid case in the video. I'd say damning. I like the cigar ad too!
Biden has gone silent for four days. He apparently won't re-emerge until the debate Thursday. That's what they say anyhow. How weird for this point in the election cycle! IMO, he will probably dodge the debate because he knows Trump will hit him hard with this material. I even think that at least one Biden will be leaving us, permanently, in the near future.
Just when I thought the media couldn't defile themselves any further, they will sink to the bottom of the abyss of unethical behavior to try to save the Democrats. They must either accept defeat or go full on dictatorship, with all that implies. We are standing at the crossroads.blue peacock , 19 October 2020 at 02:23 PM
The movement to discredit/disqualify any commentary on this story is intesifying. Biden's cowering in the bunker and Obama's bringing what's left of his reputation to Philly. Lord knows who'll attend that speech in person unless Covid, like in all the George Floyd events, is declared risk free for his appearance. The real polling numbers must be horrendously bad for the left.
What is your confidence that a second term Trump administration will bring those at the highest levels of government to account unlike the current Trump administration?
What do you believe will change in a second Trump administration? Will Trump hire once again the same types of people like Rosenstein, Wray, Kelley, Mattis, Bolton, Barr, et al?
Oct 18, 2020 | www.rt.com
Another 'hack' job? Censorship of the Hunter Biden story shows Twitter & Facebook have a big dog in the US political fight Robert Bridge
Robert Bridge is an American writer and journalist. He is the author of 'Midnight in the American Empire,' How Corporations and Their Political Servants are Destroying the American Dream. @Robert_Bridge 16 Oct, 2020 16:26 / Updated 1 day ago Get short URL FILE PHOTO: Hunter Biden introduces his father Vice President Joe Biden during the World Food Program USA's 2016 McGovern-Dole Leadership Award Ceremony at the Organization of American States on April 12, 2016 in Washington, DC. © Getty Images / Kris Connor/WireImage 270 Follow RT on By suppressing news of Joe Biden's son's alleged emails, the social media titans have revealed their political stakes. That should make them ineligible to protections granted by Section 230 of the Telecommunications Act.
This week, the New York Post dropped a veritable bombshell smack in the middle of the 2020 presidential battlefield with a story so explosive it should have reverberated from sea to shining sea for many weeks. Instead, the news was duly squashed under the jackboot of Twitter and Facebook. The effort to smother the news backfired, though, instead kicking up a discussion of the social media giants having too much control over the spread of information that could be of interest to millions.
As most readers probably know by now, the Post reported this week that Hunter Biden had introduced his father, Joe Biden, the current Democratic presidential contender, to the head of Burisma, the Ukrainian energy firm where Hunter was a paid board member. What makes this revelation so significant is that not only was Joe serving as vice president at the time of the alleged introduction, but he has gone on record as saying he knew nothing about his prodigal son's overseas business dealings.
The rabbit hole travels much deeper, however, considering that Joe Biden publicly bragged about withholding one billion dollars from the Ukrainian government unless it removed a prosecutor who was investigating Burisma at the time. And deeper still when it is remembered that Donald Trump was impeached for simply asking the Ukrainian president to investigate Joe Biden's activities in the country.
Had the social media monsters had no political 'dog in the fight,' so to speak, the Post story would have lit up Twitter and Facebook like Saturday night at the amusement arcade. Instead, both platforms quickly yanked the plug on the story, preventing even the Post from tweeting it out. Twitter explained its decision by saying the article had violated its policy with regard to "hacked material."
That excuse does not hold a drop of water. According to the Post, Hunter Biden's emails were found in a laptop delivered to a computer repair shop in Delaware back in April 2019 – allegedly by Hunter Biden himself. When the laptop was never retrieved, however, the shop owner assumed legal ownership of the device as was his right. In other words, there was no illegal hacking of the device, as suggested by Twitter. In fact, the computer repairman was sufficiently concerned with what he had found on the laptop that he promptly handed the device over to the FBI, also providing a copy of the hard drive to Rudy Giuliani, a member of Trump's legal team.
If Twitter was genuinely concerned about the origins of the Biden email story, going so far as to block even the government's ability to retweet the Post story, then how does one explain the company's decision not to interfere with the New York Times and its exposé on Donald Trump's tax status? After all, the Times never mentioned who provided the US president's financial documents, which have still not seen the light of day. Think about that. The Post story was censored over documents it can actually produce, while the Times story was put on the fast lane to public consumption with zero physical evidence to support its claims.ALSO ON RT.COM Caitlin Johnstone: Imagine if MSM consistently applied the evidentiary standards it's applying to Hunter Biden's emails
Why was Twitter not suspicious that the New York Times had received hacked material, as very well could have been the case? It would be very difficult to explain that as anything other than naked political interference and meddling, which Silicon Valley and the Democratic Party, by the way, would have us believe is the sole purview of Russia.
Should Twitter and Facebook lose Section 230 immunity?
Needless to say, the Republicans, forever whining that they have been unfairly targeted by Big Tech, have called on Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to appear before the Senate as early as next week. But we've been down this dead-end road before. Every several months, the Silicon Valley CEOs make their star-studded photo-ops in Washington, swearing up and down before Congress that they are detached, apolitical animals, with the end result being that absolutely nothing changes. Maybe this time around, concerned Republicans (and Democrats) should finally do what they've been promising for so long, and that is to deprive Big Tech of its immunity by rescinding Section 230 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996.
For the uninitiated, Section 230 grants social media companies such as Twitter and Facebook immunity from legal action taken as a result of bad information posted to its platforms. This frees Big Tech from having to perform the grueling fact-checking demanded of regular publishers; rather, they are simply supposed to serve as a free flow of information.
Yet ever since the defeat of Hillary Clinton in the 2016 elections, and the concomitant rise of Russiagate, Big Tech went against the spirit of Section 230, creating algorithms in its alleged battle against 'fake news' as a back door to creating its desired narrative. At the same time, it outsourced fact-checking to third-party organizations, among them ABC News, Snopes, Associated Press, and the Atlantic Council, each of which naturally has its own political ax to grind. With unsettling frequency, however, the ax has an uncanny way of dropping on the right-leaning creators.
In fact, back in May, Twitter even marked one of Donald Trump's tweets as potentially misleading. And now it seems that more than just the Republicans have noticed.
This week, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai promised to "move forward with a rulemaking to clarify" the meaning of Section 230.
Judging by Pai's past record, this may signal a new dawn for social media, in which people are granted access to platforms that do not censor their content based on political considerations, as the First Amendment demands. Instead of taking away Big Tech's immunity from legal responsibility, however, it would be best to keep it intact, on condition there would be no more monkey business with users' accounts. Nothing less than total free speech. Is this a dream too far? Possibly.
In any case, it would be poetic justice if the outcome of the 2020 presidential race between Trump and Biden ultimately comes down to the actions of a Delaware computer repairman, for repairs are certainly in order at this critical stage in US political history, dependent as it now is on Big Tech.
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FBI 'Has To Come Clean' About Corruption Evidence, Potential Child Porn On Hunter Biden's Laptop: Sen. Johnson
by Tyler Durden Sun, 10/18/2020 - 16:35 Twitter Facebook Reddit Email Print
Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) is calling on the FBI to 'come clean' over the agency's involvement with Hunter Biden's laptop , after refusing to 'confirm or deny' certain details contained in a whistleblower complaint by a Delaware computer shop owner.
" The FBI has a duty to inform us . If they believe this was maybe Russian disinformation, they should give us a defensive briefing," Johnson told Fox News ' "Sunday Morning Futures."
"If, for example, they also believe that what information this whistleblower gave us is fraudulent, that would also be a crime, and FBI should tell us that."
Host Maria Bartiromo brought up a salient point - that the FBI was allegedly in possession of Hunter Biden's laptop which contains apparent evidence of pay-for-play corruption in Ukraine, at the same time Congressional Democrats were impeaching President Trump for asking Ukraine to investigate exactly that.
"If the FBI was in possession of these emails from Hunter Biden's computer indicating all of these payouts, why did they not make this public, as President Trump was being impeached in the Senate about Ukraine?"
Johnson replied: "the larger question really is; if they had this information - and these are genuine emails which would probably reveal all kinds of things that would have been very relevant to the impeachment case, why did they sit out? Are they covering up because Hunter Biden might be engaged in things that also maybe should have been investigated and possibly prosecuted? Dow we have two systems of justice? One for Democrats, one for Republicans, one for the well connected, vs. one for the rest of the Americans."
Bartiromo then steered the conversation to national security risks - noting that the signature of the FBI's top child porn lawyer appeared on the subpoena for Hunter's laptop.
"The subpoena was served by an FBI agent whose name is Joshua Wilson, and over the last five years he has been working on child pornography issues. Connect the dots - if an FBI agent is working on child pornography issues for five years, why is he subpoenaing the laptop of Hunter Biden? Is there a connection here? Should this suggest that there's a child pornography issue here on that laptop?"
"Well, I think you just made the connection ," Johnson replied. "This is what the FBI has to come clean about . This isn't a standard investigation... this is something that, as we were talking about, relates to national security. And if there's criminal activity involved that can be tied to Hunter Biden or his business associates, or even possibly tied back to members of the Biden family - well some of these emails indicate that Joe Biden is fully aware of this ."
As we noted on Friday, FBI agent Wilson's identity was confirmed by both Western Journal and Business Insider , the latter of which compared his signature to a 2012 criminal complaint and concluded that it "clearly matches the unreversed signature on the subpoena published by the New York Post ."play_arrow 2 AlaricBalth , 8 hours agoUrfa Man , 4 hours ago
Hunter Biden has most likely been compromised by tapes of him with young girls while he was in China. When I was traveling back and forth to China a few years ago, I was told by our Chinese attorney to be very cautious because Americans were always recorded in their hotel rooms.
It was the policy of the Chinese government. Privacy laws are non existent. All Americans were taped in the event that any American could be utilized for the benefit of the CCP in the future.
Also, there are many high end "Karaoke" parlors in China where horizontal refreshment can be procured. Many Americans frequent these establishments. The girls are beautiful. The places have cameras everywhere.Dogbreath15 , 1 hour ago
Thanks for mentioning the Chicoms, TBT. None of the tabloid-level sex stuff counts nearly as much as the fact that Joe Biden's secret payoffs from the Chinese (via Ye Jianming, Biden's Chinese paymaster). The sneaky Chinese money for Biden makes this election a dangerous national security crisis.
Joe Biden couldn't get a security clearance for even a low level government job now, let alone C in C of the US armed forces.St. TwinkleToes , 6 hours ago
"It's not physically possible to shame a Democrat."
The Elite Democrats WANT to sell out the country, they welcome dragging the USA through the sewer (and then blame the opposition!)DeathMerchant , 5 hours ago
Makes you wonder how many of those Asian/Chinese massage parlors are spying and collecting operations for the CCP, filming compromising acts to be used against you when the time comes arrives.optimator , 5 hours ago
It's referred to as the Epstein Protocol.Warthog777 , 4 hours ago
Credit where it's due. Cheaper to run a few massage parlors than running an expensive island operation._arrowvovishka.2018 , 6 hours ago
Chinese whistleblower provided 3 hard drives of damning info from the ccp on the Biden family, biological weapons etc. , to the DOJ, Pelowsi, and eventually Trump.
https://www.citizenfreepress.com/breaking/chinese-whistleblower-testimony-on-biden/fpdguy , 5 hours ago
Biden Derangement Syndrome ..
@Dragonlord. - The TrumpTard that has gone completely out of his mind. The TrumpTard wants to blame the Biden family for the corruption, perversion, the violence & destruction of the moral fabric in the US - LOL
The TrumpTard believes that Trump is going to solve the corruption, the political and racial divide in Yankeelandia - LOL
Corruption is Legal in America
For yr entertainment: "Dueling Town Halls Cold Open - SNL"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4UFfD0HIhv4&ab_channel=SaturdayNightLive2banana , 8 hours ago
Sydney Powell should be near the top of the list for candidates to replace Wray. She's familiar with a fair amount of the chain of corruption while dealing with the Flynn railroading. She's seen what lengths they are willing to go to and would be less apt to think she needs to play nice once appointed.FUG , 8 hours ago
But yet a "noose" in a NASCAR garage gets 15 FBI agents.
Ex-NYPD Commissioner: I've Seen Hunter's Hard Drive; the Bidens 'Belong in Handcuffs'
https://neonnettle.com/news/12943-ex-nypd-commissioner-i-ve-seen-hunter-s-hard-drive-the-bidens-belong-in-handcuffs-SDShack , 7 hours ago
He'll be another NYPD officer to "commit suicide" as others who saw Weiner's laptop.KnightOfSwords , 7 hours ago
and Pizzagate is just a conspiracy...yep...right.Calibabe , 8 hours ago
Pizzagate is anything but a "conspiracy theory" These people are sick, evil, degenerates. Take a real good look at John Podesta and Hillary Clinton.Robert De Zero , 6 hours ago
What is contained on Hunter Biden's laptop is enough to put anyone on this site in prison for a long, long, long time. Yet, he remains free, walking around, not a worry in the world. I wonder how his "wife" and the stripper who had his child feel about him now? This guy is a major creeper. The bigger question however isn't so much what the CCP has on Hunter, but what does the CCP have on ole Joe? You can bet that file they have is thick and probably just as bad.Robert De Zero , 6 hours ago
Say what you will about Rudy Giuliani. None of this would be happening right now without him. He's truly the best friend President Trump could have. He helped get him through 4 years of hell with the fake Russia hoax and then hits a home run in the last inning leading up to Election Day.
Now Rudy is taking massive flak from the corrupt liar media.
Rudy, my hat is off to you sir. You deserve medals.indaknow , 8 hours ago
The tired and failed "Russia is behind everything" trope never gets old for you guys or the fake news. Get some new material, yawn.lester1 , 8 hours ago
Not sure how the left can spin this as Russian disinformation when Hunter's own lawyer just last week contacted the shop owner asking for the laptop back.
https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/10/breaking-email-sent-computer-shop-owner-john-paul-mac-isaac-hunter-bidens-attorney-released/dibiase , 8 hours ago
Chris Wray is a deep state swamp creature. Did anyone actually expect him, or the FBI to do the right thing and indict Biden for corruption? They have been sitting on this laptop evidence for almost a year!!Fishthatlived , 8 hours ago
Those q guys were telling us to trust him just a year or so backSDShack , 7 hours ago
"Us?"mc888 , 6 hours ago
The timing of all this is what connects the dots. 3 Laptops were dropped off in early 2019 to the computer repair shop. Work was done and technician tried to get paid for 3-4 months and have the laptops picked up. This is now fall 2019. Then the Russian Mueller Hoax Impeachment hits the news, and the technician realizes he is holding dynamite with a lit fuse, so he contacts the FBI. The coverup begins by December 2019.
NOTE - this is when the Dem Primary Season is kicking off. Bernie is the leader, but no establishment demorat can stop him and are winnowed out, especially the big donor favorite Kamalho early on. When Bernie is feared to be the nominee, a full court press for Senile Joe is made by the establishment to stop him. Pretty obvious now that the establishment was being extorted by the Chicoms with the original information on these hard drives. Who would be video taping a PASSED OUT HUNTER, and sex romps by Hunter with chinese girls, other then the CCP? The message was install compromised Joe...or we take down your party. And Lordy...look what happened...Senile Joe steamrolled Bernie, and Kamalho became the fallback position. I could never figure out the reason for the demorats to rig the system for Senile Joe, who was clearly one of the weakest candidates. It all makes sense when you realize HE was the CCP Favorite.
They thought the only people that had the blackmail info was the CCP and the demorat establishment and swamp. The fix was in. They never figured on an idiot crackhead giving the hard drive evidence to a 3rd party. That wrinkle is now beyond their control and is going to blow up DC. The Mutual Assured Destruction card has just been played. The ***-puckering on all sides has to be reaching nuclear levels.Southern_Boy , 4 hours ago
I could never figure out the reason for the demorats to rig the system for Senile Joe
Remember Obama stating he wanted a "continuation" of his administration?
https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/10/exclusive-former-obama-vp-joe-biden-recent-ad-disparages-police-calls-muslim-voters-wage-jihad/Tseg , 4 hours ago
So where is Seth Rich's case in all of this?Mister Delicious , 4 hours ago
With the Kennedy Assassination redactions.fxrxexexdxoxmx2 , 4 hours ago
the reason they STILL wont release all the Kennedy assassination files is Israel and the Jewish/Zionist International Mafia is implicated.
Just like 9/11.4Y_LURKER , 3 hours ago
Unsolved homicide. And nothing will come of it since no investigation by any law enforcement agency is happening.ponchoramic , 6 hours ago
Unbelievably, it's all connected!William Dorritt , 6 hours ago
Seriously, this is sick as f and the implications for blackmail 'were/ are' huge.
Think about what Trump has said, over and over.
If Biden wins, China will own America.
I will add, and Joe Biden.Goldenfoxx , 5 hours ago
Is this another reason the FBI hid the Hunter Biden Laptop?
By Selwyn Duke
It didn't surprise the informed, and understandably a bit cynical, to hear that the FBI sat on Hunter Biden's laptop instead of seeking justice. The bureau was previously involved in an illegal plot to take down Donald Trump, after all, and its Deep State elements would assuredly love to see Joe Biden succeed him in January. So why would they reveal damning information on their establishment hope? Yet suppressing Huntergate perhaps provided a secondary benefit:
The information could be used against Biden once he was in office.
This wouldn't be anything new. It's believed that longtime, legendary FBI director J. Edgar Hoover used "dirt files" on politicians for leverage; for one thing, it's said, this enabled him to remain bureau head for as long as he wished. William Sullivan, once the number three official under Hoover, put it this way: From the moment the director got damning information on a senator, the man would be "right in his pocket."
So not only could suppressing Huntergate get Biden in office, but then maybe it's, "Nice presidency you've got there, Mr. Biden -- I'd hate to see anything happen to it."
https://archive.is/YZgSo#selection-367.0-581.169NumbNuts , 4 hours ago
Didn't Guiliani tell the FBI that they had a copy of Humper's hard drive - or the owner of the computer business? It all sounds so convenient. No wonder Biden went into hiding, his son probably told dad what he did and that 50% of the take was too much. Humper maybe gave dad an ultimatum. Drug addicts are like that "you bring me down, you go down lower." Blackmail can be a bitch.@therealOrangeBuffoon , 4 hours ago
Can they come clean on:
1) JFK assassination
2) WTC 93' bombing set up
3) OKC bombing set up
4) MLK death
6) Just about all other domestic terrorism activitiesNumbNuts , 4 hours ago
Conspiracy theorists have no intention of believing anything provable. It's about chasing rainbows.Stu Pedassle , 4 hours ago
Then we should believe what they have to tell us about the Russian Collusion and all things Biden? Naive, are we?NumbNuts , 4 hours ago
I can prove that Building 7 fell uniformly on it's own footprint in what appears to be a controlled demolition - does that count?Stu Pedassle , 4 hours ago
According to @therealOrangeBuffoon , you have to go with what NIST told us, before they changed their story, thanks to AE911truth.org .
Truth is treason in an empire of lies - Ron Paul
Oct 16, 2020 | turcopolier.typepad.com
"more interesting to me and my family ..." NY Post
"Hunter Biden pursued lucrative deals involving China's largest private energy company -- including one that he said would be "interesting for me and my family," emails obtained by The Post show .
One email sent to Biden on May 13, 2017, with the subject line "Expectations," included details of "remuneration packages" for six people involved in an unspecified business venture.
Biden was identified as "Chair / Vice Chair depending on agreement with CEFC," an apparent reference to the former Shanghai-based conglomerate CEFC China Energy Co.
His pay was pegged at "850 " and the email also noted that "Hunter has some office expectations he will elaborate."
In addition, the email outlined a "provisional agreement" under which 80 percent of the "equity," or shares in the new company, would be split equally among four people whose initials correspond to the sender and three recipients, with "H" apparently referring to Biden ."
Well, you can see why the Chinese wanted and needed Hunter's expertise. He had demonstrated his worth with the Ukrainian companies.
And who is the "big guy" for whom Hunter is said to be holding 1o M? pl
Bobo , 16 October 2020 at 05:40 PMFred , 16 October 2020 at 06:09 PM
Well I expect by the end of next week all them Biden voters via mail will be running to their Supervisor of Elections offices to retract their votes. Hopefully they are allowed to, if not, run to the courts.
As to the "Big Guy" It's Pop, you know the one who gets 50% of everything. I read that in one of Hunters texts to his daughter that Rudy is holding.
The not so widely read Breitbart has a doozy out about Hunter's early business associate Devon Archer, one going back to 2011. If true it's another on-target salvo to the Biden family reputation.
Oct 16, 2020 | turcopolier.typepad.com
...You have undoubtablely heard about the Weineresque hard drive discovery involving Hunter Biden and his emails. You probably didn't see it on Twitter or Facebook.
In a quite open effort to suppress news, restrain the trade of news organizations in competition with them, these two firms have actively 'shadow banned' the story and locked out a number organizations and people from their accounts, starting with:
The NY Post, one of the largest news organizations in the US and publisher of the story .
Censor the press? Why yes, that's exactly what was done here. Questions from other competitors in the press? Well those aren't banned; however, it sure looks like the Biden campaign supplies those to the fake news reporters. Let me suggest one.
Continue reading "Banned by Biden! A Digital Iron Curtain Descends Upon America. By Fred" "
Posted at 09:45 AM in As The Borg Turns , China , Current Affairs , Fred , gove
longarch , 16 October 2020 at 10:32 AMDiana L Croissant , 16 October 2020 at 11:32 AM
Tor, IPFS, and I2P are still available for the moment. If a serious Iron Curtain descends, uninformed Americans can ask their friends who pirate Internet content to teach them how to use basic anonymity and pseudonymity tech. That should work for a while, at least. Eventually, if any hardcore privacy tech attracts mainstream users, we can expect that every nosy private detective and her cat will have exploits to defeat it, so the march of software development is never-ending.
However, we are not at the stage where we must teach our neighbors how to use 8kun.top. (If you want to learn, you're welcome to join us, but honestly it has a learning curve and it is not optimal for the present situation.)
Currently clearnet sites are summarizing anonymous research. You can reach out to convenient new sites such as:
to get user-friendly summaries of the news that the lamestream media doesn't want you to see. You will note that many of the stories at that site come from user-friendly news sites that you might already know about, such as:
https://www.oann.com/Deap , 16 October 2020 at 12:19 PM
Perhaps it's time for people to get back to simpler lives and just quit finding any reason to use any of the services of the "Digital Iron Curtain" establishments.
You would be surprised how much more pleasant your life will become without them. Become a "Luddite" for our time.
I've learned that it's easy not to use the services or products of companies that have become too political.Artemesia , 16 October 2020 at 12:29 PM
All good points and a very timely reminder. How does this Biden total media blackout control comport with Democrat claims Trump is a dictator, that we will lose America if Trump is re-elected and we must all end Trump's reign of authoritarian control?
So glad I never signed up for Twitter, do not have a Facebook account and don't even own a cell phone. Yet the Biden "news" still broke through the high-tech censorship Wall. Democrats are patently schizophrenic about "open borders".Fred , 16 October 2020 at 12:43 PM
regarding C-Span: " In related news C-SPAN suspends political editor Steve Scully. Yes, he was going to be the presidential debate moderator at the second debate; now he admits he lied about his Twitter feed being hacked. Blue, check."
I watch C Span online; have done so for years. I think C Span is one of the more insidious of the media outlets, precisely because people think it is so "fair and balanced," "not like Fox or CNN" that have an obvious bias.
C Span's unobvious bias is what you don't hear -- never, ever hear, and that is any word that disparages ADL, AIPAC, or the narratives they and their myriad associated organizations hold dear.
Steve Scully has been one of the fiercest defenders of that invisible protective barrier, their Golden Boy for most of his career and most of C Span's existence. Maybe Scully is becoming too expensive: C Span has begun posting advertisements before granting access to live stream programs.
Or perhaps he's aging out. The people who ensure the above-mentioned policies prevail are unabashed about their practice of hand-picking people like Scully: Irish, Catholic, innocent choir-boy appearance.
As Plaintiff's Exhibit #1 I offer statements from Anita Weiner's Expanding Historical Consciousness: The Development of the Holocaust Education Foundation https://tinyurl.com/y5q7eg5v
a book describing how, in the late-1980s and early 1990s Zvi Weiss proceeded step-by-step to include "holocaust education" first at Northwestern University, where Weiss selected Irish Catholic scholar of German history Peter Francis Hayes, spent $3000 for a substitute teacher for Hayes's classes while he spent the semester in Israel being prepped to spearhead Weiss's agenda. Weiss's success at Northwestern propelled him next to Notre Dame, then to universities across the country, and then to US military academies. In 2013 a department of holocaust studies became fully integrated into Northwestern University; it's reasonable to assume Northwestern is not alone in this.Bill H , 16 October 2020 at 02:03 PM
CSPAN suspended political editor Steve Scully for lying. Other news organizations covering the election did not.
I don't think CSPAN is a 'media outlet" as that term is generally understood. However, for your other complaints, you should take them up with CSPAN management.
https://www.c-span.org/about/mission/Peter VE , 16 October 2020 at 02:05 PM
With respect to this hard drive, the Washington Post has an article saying that the White House was warned last year that Rudy Giuliani was "the target of an influence operation by Russian intelligence." The source of that information is, of course, "sources who demanded anonymity to discuss sensitive information" and some "intercepted communications."
So from that we are to assume that the Hunter Biden hard drive is not real, but is a subterfuge created by the FSB, or the GRU, or perhaps by Putin himself.Fred , 16 October 2020 at 02:44 PM
The absolutely dumbest part of it all was that, by banning the Post, Twitler and Faceplant have created more interest in the story than had they ignored it. Even NPR had to cover the reaction to the ban, whilst curiously omitting mention of the details of the EMails.akaPatience , 16 October 2020 at 03:15 PM
With respect to the reporters, did anyone call the referenced person in Ukraine? Did anyone call the local FBI and ask what happened? Did anyone ask any of the Bidens? With respect to discrediting anyone associated with Trump, including Guliani, where have you been since 2016?Fred , 16 October 2020 at 03:20 PM
IRON CURTAIN - what an apt reference for these times of shameless, reckless, ruinous, fascist-like censorship, intellectual dishonesty, and utter hypocrisy.Eric Newhill , 16 October 2020 at 04:38 PM
I wrote a blog post on censorship, your second resonse about events 15 years ago is almost as long as what I wrote and is also irrelevant to what big tech is doing with the Hunter Biden story. Take your axe and animus against CSPAN elsewhere.Fred , 16 October 2020 at 06:06 PM
Apparently, in believing there is something to the Hunter Biden email story, you are the victim of yet another Russian misinformation operation designed to help their good friend Donald Trump. That was what I'm picking up from the MSM. The FBI is even about to confirm...er uh...I mean investigate, Russian involvement. You should be more careful! Thankfully, socially media continues to do their job of protecting you from the forces of evil! Can I get an "amen"?Eric Newhill , 16 October 2020 at 07:03 PM
Amen and don't you dare read that article about Hunter's "business associate" over on Breitbart, they've already been discredited.
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/10/16/exclusive-this-is-china-inc-emails-reveal-hunter-bidens-associates-helped-communist-aligned-chinese-elites-secure-white-house-meetings/Artemesia , 16 October 2020 at 07:39 PM
Too late. I read it earlier today. But I swear I only so because I was just curious as to what kind of sinister misinformation those dastardly Ruskies are putting out there to defame noble Joe Biden and interfere with our system of government. And, to be clear, I only read Breitbart to see what Russia aligned far-right terrorist white supremacists are plotting. Have to be informed to be properly on guard, you know.
And if I was ever seen in a strip club, that wasn't me, but if it was, I was only there for the music.
No need to put me on a list, to deactivate my internet access or contact my employer to let HR know they have an employee wandering down the crooked path to the Wrong Side of History.
Fred , 16 October 2020 at 07:49 PM
Fred, I don't understand the "Field" photo.
What is burning?
nb. Ironic that you censored my comment that detailed the way that groups given a platform by C Span are using the US legal system to **censor** people who legitimately sought to speak out against the proposed, and now effected, removal of the statue of Robert E Lee in Charlottesville.
When you live in a concrete jungle and the building burn down you are left with a field of concrete dreams.
This is a private blog, not a commercial enterprise, to which I have been granted the privelege of writing commentary. I deleted you 600+ words, as I felt them to be nothing more than irrelevant trolling. Long and irreleven commentary being one of the halmarks of trolling. But since you are requesting politely I'll post them in their entirety over on an open thread, and perhaps our host will publish them.
You can complain to C-SPAN about their actions from 15 years ago here:
Oct 15, 2020 | www.rt.com
Ghislaine Maxwell urges US appeals court to keep 'sensitive' deposition on relations with Jeffrey Epstein under wraps 13 Oct, 2020 22:31 / Updated 20 hours ago Get short URL Ghislaine Maxwell appears via video link during her arraignment hearing in Manhattan Federal Court in New York. © Reuters / Jane Rosenberg 111 16 Follow RT on Ghislaine Maxwell's sworn testimony on her ties with convicted sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein must remain sealed to ensure she receives a fair hearing in her own criminal case, her lawyer told a federal appeals court.
Attorney Adam Mueller urged the 2nd US Circuit Court of Appeals in New York on Tuesday to reverse an earlier federal court ruling to unseal Maxwell's deposition. The British socialite is charged with enabling Epstein's sexual abuse of underage girls – some allegedly as young as 14 years old – but denies any wrongdoing.
READ MORE: Virgin Islands AG demands ENTIRETY of Epstein flight logs, 'sparking panic' among wealthy passengers
The revelation of "intimate, sensitive, and personal" details in the deposition will violate Maxwell's right against self-incrimination, Mueller argued, adding that those facts may also imperil a fair trial as jurors may show prejudice towards his client.
We're concerned about preserving the status quo. There's going to be a public criminal trial, and this will all be aired in open court... We think that vindicates the public interest as well.
Maxwell's 418-page testimony was provided during a civil defamation suit brought by Virginia Giuffre, who claims Epstein kept her as a "sex slave" and that the British socialite acted as an accomplice. The deposition was filled with suggestive questions, her lawyer said, arguing that some of Maxwell's answers could be just as "revealing" as an admission of wrongdoing.ALSO ON RT.COM Ghislaine Maxwell hires 'super lawyer' who represented bin Laden's henchman
Meanwhile Giuffre's lawyer, David Boies, insists the deposition should be unsealed in an "even-handed way" to ensure no context is lost, arguing there is a "substantial presumption" of public access to the material.
Financier Jeffrey Epstein, who had many friends among US elites, died in an apparent suicide at a Manhattan jail last year as he was awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges. His former confidant Maxwell was arrested in July and remains in custody, as the 58-year-old was deemed an unacceptable flight risk. Mickey Mic 17 hours ago The judge ruled that the documents should be unsealed. Ms. Maxwell has yet again sought to muddy the water as the clock clicks closer to midnight. The federal agents who arrested Maxwell found a cellphone wrapped in tin foil inside of her New Hampshire home in "a misguided effort to evade detection," prosecutors said Monday. Prosecutors revealed new details of what took place the day Maxwell was arrested and argued they underscore the risks of allowing her out of detention. They also pointed to her wealth, saying she controls a Swiss trust worth $4 million and has an account in England that has at times held over $2 million. "To the extent the defendant now refuses to account for her ownership of or access to vast wealth, it is not because it does not exist it's because she is attempting to hide it," prosecutors wrote. She shouldn't be able to delay the unsealing of anything. Just put her on trial and let us see the court see the evidence (or lack thereof). If she truly has nothing to hide...then why is she always trying to hide things? Maxwell former girlfriend of Epstein; believes the convicted pedophile was murdered while awaiting trial and fears the same ? Notice how the story was swept under the rug as quick as facts started to emerge ? Covid, Riots kept the heat off the MSM who was found guilty of suppressing the facts about Epstein's case. Not one name was revealed about getting compromised ? Prosecutors needs to set their sights higher !!!! alfredi 17 hours ago Strange - a defendant doesn't want the crimes committed to be exposed. Shekelsburg 6 hours ago She is afraid Trump will off her too. Nathan075 17 hours ago What she means to inform the judges is " If you give away Israel's game ( after all I am a stooge), then you will be open to extermination" Veritas Nathan075 12 minutes ago It will be Ghislaine herself who will be in danger from Mossard operatives not the judges, just remember what happened to her boss Epstein. RRRicD Nathan075 15 hours ago This strikes so close to the truth its the Elephant in the room no one will look at. Truthfrees 12 hours ago She has a lot of money and connections to the Mossad, who have connections to USA justice system. She will likely get a get out of jail card by simply exposing a few higher ups and work a sweet deal to escape to EU or Israel where she will not be charged or sued by the victims. bookburner451 8 hours ago Sensitive to whom? The intelligence agencies that ran her? Carl Cuckproof 14 hours ago who was her dad i forget. heard he was with our greatest allies Reply Veritas Carl Cuckproof 10 minutes ago Maxwell the owner of the UK's Daily Mirror and allegedly an Israeli spy, he drowned at sea. Reply Ally Hauptmann-Gurski Carl Cuckproof 14 hours ago Her Dad plundered people's pension accounts and sent the money to New York where she was to have a newspaper. But then Daddy died unexpectedly and young Ghislaine needed a financial adviser. She found that in the Epstein brothers who became quite wealthy with the stolen money. She had still access to it though, and therefore paid her hideout with 2 million cash after Epstein's death. Shekelsburg 6 hours ago How much did Trump pay her? Reply 1 Veritas Shekelsburg 7 minutes ago I do not believe anyone in the Republicans were involved with Epstein to any gre talmudicticks Dmitri193 10 hours ago I rather see her getting a life sentence in prison, i expect the female prisoners as intolerant to pedo's as the male section.
Sep 23, 2020 | www.blacklistednews.com
VIRGIN ISLANDS AG DEMANDS ENTIRETY OF EPSTEIN FLIGHT LOGS, 'SPARKING PANIC' AMONG WEALTHY PASSENGERS Published: September 22, 2020
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The US Virgin Islands Attorney General has subpoenaed 21 years' worth of deceased pedophile Jeffrey Epstein's flight logs, reportedly striking fear in the hearts of high-profile passengers not yet exposed as Lolita Express riders.
Passenger logs for Epstein's four helicopters and three planes have been subpoenaed by Virgin Islands AG Denise George, who recently sued the disgraced financier's estate for 22 counts including human trafficking, child abuse, neglect, prostitution, aggravated rape, and forced labor, according to a Sunday report by the UK Mirror.
In addition to the passenger lists, George has requisitioned " complaints or reports of potentially suspicious conduct " and any " personal notes " the pilots made while flying Epstein's alleged harem of underage girls around the world. She also wants the names and contact information of anyone who worked for the pilots – or who " integrated with or observed " Epstein and his passengers.
Epstein pilot David Rodgers previously provided a passenger log in 2009 tying dozens of politicians, actors, and other celebrities to the infamous sex offender – including former US President Bill Clinton, actor Kevin Spacey, and model Naomi Campbell.
However, lawyers for Epstein's alleged victims have argued that list did not include flights by Epstein's chief pilot, Larry Visoski, who allegedly worked for him for over 25 years.
" The records that have been subpoenaed will make the ones Rodgers provided look like a Post-It note ," a source told the Mirror over the weekend, claiming that George's subpoena had triggered a " panic among many of the rich and famous. "
Epstein's private plane, nicknamed the Lolita Express, counted among its passengers such luminaries as the UK's Prince Andrew, celebrity lawyer Alan Dershowitz, actor Chris Tucker, Harvard economist Larry Summers, Hyatt hotel mogul Tom Pritzker, and model agency manager Jean-Luc Brunel along with Campbell, Spacey, and Clinton (who the logs show flew with Epstein over two dozen times). However, the passengers who enjoyed his other aircraft have not been made public – yet.
George has also subpoenaed more than 10 banks – including JPMorgan, Citibank, and Deutsche Bank – in her quest to get to the bottom of the financial edifice Epstein built up before he died. The financial institutions have been ordered to submit documents related to some 30 corporations, trusts, and nonprofit entities tied to the predatory playboy.
Epstein supposedly committed suicide last year in a Manhattan jail facility, while his accused madam Ghislaine Maxwell remains imprisoned in a Brooklyn detention center awaiting trial on charges related to child trafficking and perjury after her arrest earlier this year. Maxwell's lawyers have struggled to keep documents introduced as part of a recent defamation suit by one of Epstein's alleged victims under seal, insisting the information would deny her a fair trial.
Aug 23, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com
Private Equity Billionaire Leon Black To Receive Subpoena Over Decades-Long Relationship With Jeffrey Epstein by Tyler Durden Sun, 08/23/2020 - 16:50 Twitter Facebook Reddit Email Print
Officials in the US Virgin Islands plan to subpoena billionaire investor Leon Black over his decades-long relationship with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, according to the New York Times .
Epstein served as a director on the Leon Black Family Foundation for over a decade, while the pedophile accepted a $10 million donation for his Gratitude America foundation from Black's "BV70 LLC" charity.
Meanwhile, after Epstein got out of prison for pedophilia , Black met with the financier at his company's New York offices. Black also dispatched Apollo co-founder Marc Rowan to attend a meeting at Epstein's Manhattan mansion with representatives of Edmond de Rothschild Group to discuss how the two firms could work together more closely, people with knowledge of the meeting told Bloomberg in July, 2019.
On Thursday, US Virgin Islands attorney general Denise N. George notified a local court that she would issue civil subpoenas to Black, founder of Apollo Global Management, as well as several entities he's tied to, according to the chief clerk of the court.
The subpoenas, copies of which were filed with the court, seek financial statements and tax returns for a number of entities , including Black Family Partners and Elysium Management, which oversee some of Mr. Black's $9 billion fortune. Subpoenas will also go to Apollo and entities that help manage Mr. Black's extensive art collection.
Mr. Black has said Mr. Epstein provided him with advice on tax strategy, estate planning and philanthropy, but has provided no details. A representative for Mr. Black said the financier had no further comment.
Mr. Black and his companies paid millions in fees to Southern Trust Company , which Mr. Epstein set up in the Virgin Islands in 2013 , according to three people briefed on the matter who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly. - New York Times
According to territorial officials, Epstein claimed that Southern Trust was creating a DNA data-mining service, and would have a "financial arm." It collected $184 million in fees from 2013 - 2018, though the Times notes that it is unclear how much of that came from Black - who claims Epstein did no work for Apollo.
Some of the firms about to receive subpoenas include companies which Black has used to build a staggering art collection which includes works by Pablo Picasso, Edgar Degas and Henri Matisse.NEVER MISS THE NEWS THAT MATTERS MOST
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The requests represent a significant step in Ms. George's efforts to unravel the mystery of how Mr. Epstein amassed an estate valued at more than $600 million. They are part of a civil forfeiture suit she filed against his estate in January, claiming Mr. Epstein had misled government officials in the Virgin Islands to secure lucrative tax breaks for his businesses while engaging in sex trafficking and the abuse of underage girls.
Ms. George has also sent subpoenas to banks that handled Mr. Epstein's money, including JPMorgan Chase and Deutsche Bank . Some of the payment information involving Mr. Black surfaced during a review by Deutsche Bank, according to one of the people briefed on the matter. Deutsche Bank recently reached a settlement with regulators in New York who found the bank had done little to vet Mr. Epstein's financial dealings. - New York Times
Black claims that he was "completely unaware" of Epstein's alleged sex-trafficking ring.
Aug 22, 2020 | www.unz.com
Stan d Mute , says: August 21, 2020 at 1:05 pm GMT@Thomasina ent-text">Roderick Spode , says: August 21, 2020 at 2:45 pm GMT
I highly doubt it. Little girls wouldn't be Trump's style. He likes flashy women, tall, arm candy.
Clinton? Oh, yeah, he'd be in there. He's sleazier.
Trump was born rich and handsome, he never had any problem getting laid. Clinton was poor, but handsome and smart – he used Epstein for the private jet, the flashy friends, etc. I'd be very surprised if either one of them was drawn into Epstein's mossad honey-pot.
Epstein's targets were the powerful men who were neither rich enough nor handsome enough to have a shadow of a hope for nailing the high school cheerleaders. Guys very much like Epstein himself or his patrons like Wexner or Dershowitz.
... ... ...@ThomasinaCurmudgeon , says: August 21, 2020 at 3:52 pm GMT
Yeah, Trump's completely uncompromised by Israel, which is why he's been a Zionist dream president while shirking nearly all of his campaign promises to actual Americans.@Roderick Spode
You mean the guy that banned Epstein from his resort and the only one to have helped the accusers with their lawsuit against Epstein?
Aug 20, 2020 | www.rt.com
As if it weren't awkward enough for the party that bills itself as a defender of women to feature Bill Clinton at its convention, photos of the ex-president with one of Jeffrey Epstein's victims surfaced on the day of his speech.
The UK's Daily Mail published exclusive pictures on Tuesday showing Clinton receiving a massage in 2002 from 22-year-old Chauntae Davies, who was allegedly raped by billionaire Epstein repeatedly over a period of four years. The massage occurred while Clinton, along with actors Kevin Spacey and Chris Tucker, flew with Epstein on the pedophile's infamous private jet, nicknamed the Lolita Express, on a humanitarian trip to Africa.
According to the newspaper, Clinton complained of having a stiff neck after falling asleep on the plane. During a fueling stop at a small airport in Portugal, Epstein confidante Ghislaine Maxwell urged Davies to give the former president a massage. Clinton, who was 56 at the time, then allegedly said to Davies, "Would you mind giving it a crack?" The photos show Davies massaging Clinton's neck and shoulders as he leans back in his seat at what looks to be a small airport lounge.
Davies, who worked for Epstein as a masseuse, said Clinton was a "perfect gentleman during the trip and I saw absolutely no foul play involving him."ALSO ON RT.COM Bill Clinton hung out with Epstein because of affair with late financier's madame Maxwell, new book alleges
Nevertheless, the images serve as an untimely reminder of the many sexual misconduct allegations made against Clinton during his years in politics and of his relationship with Epstein, a convicted sex offender who allegedly killed himself last year at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York while awaiting trial on new sex trafficking charges.
A Clinton spokesman has said the former president knew nothing about Epstein's crimes and flew on the financier's jet only four times, but flight logs showed that he traveled on the plane dozens of times in 2002 and 2003. Davies and other alleged victims said in a 2020 Netflix documentary on Epstein that he had secret surveillance cameras at his properties to gather blackmail-worthy dirt on his powerful friends.
"The question is, why were they taking pictures of Bill Clinton receiving a massage?" UK journalist Paul Joseph Watson said on Tuesday on Twitter. "And we already know the answer."
The Daily Mail didn't say where it obtained the exclusive photos. Maxwell is currently in jail in New York awaiting trial on charges that she facilitated Epstein's abuse of girls as young as 14.ALSO ON RT.COM Clintons & Obamas headline DNC speaker list, showing Democrats gazing backward not forward
Other Twitter users suggested that far more incriminating pictures are being held back. "Epstein took pics and videos of everything, and the FBI has it all," one said. Another said: "If they took pictures of this, there are most definitely worse things recorded just waiting to come out against people."
Others said Clinton should be kept away from the Democratic National Convention, including one who tweeted: "Bruh, no way they can let this man speak tonight." Another said: "And this guy is headlining the DNC tonight. Can't make this up."
Aug 19, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com
invention13 , 2 hours agoseryanhoj , 2 hours ago
When I lived in Europe it seemed like all the post offices had banks which offered basic services like checking and savings. They should do that here.Demeter55 , 46 minutes ago
They have a simple ' people's ' banking system for people that don't feel up to going to to one if the majors, and probably deal in small smounts.
The same system handles distributions from the various social schemes. Also they give low or no cost access to buy government securities, and savings schemes. It sound a bit 'Big Brover' , but in practice it feels good.
You are threatening the banksters! They need every last penny!
Aug 08, 2020 | turcopolier.typepad.com
Plunder, me hearties! Plunder! Yo Ho Ho and a barrel of oil!
"President Trump wants it known that -- despite his recent decision to pull back the U.S. militarily back from previously Kurdish-held territory in Syria -- he plans on " keeping the oil " in Syria and using American troops to do it.
If he follows through, he'll set a dangerous precedent -- and might commit a war crime.
Keeping Syria's oil could well constitute pillage -- theft during war -- which is banned in Article 33 of the Fourth Geneva Convention and the 1907 Hague Laws and Customs of War on Land, which states, "The pillage of a town or place, even when taken by assault, is prohibited." The prohibition has a solid grounding in the laws of war and international criminal justice , and the U.S. federal code , including as a sanction for the illegal exploitation of natural resources such as oil from war zones.' washpo
"Trump's more grave rationale is his conception of oil as remuneration for U.S. military investment in the Middle East. In a speech Oct. 29, he said: "We want to keep the oil. $45 million a month? Keep the oil." It mirrors a sentiment he expressed to ABC News in 2011 about Iraqi oil, saying , "You win the war and you take it. You're not stealing anything. We're taking back $1.5 trillion to reimburse ourselves. " That argument goes well beyond the notion of securing the oil -- it suggests trying to profit from it -- and therefore risks triggering responsibility for pillage. Contrary to Trump's characterization, pillage is a form of stealing.
None of this is a new line of thinking for Trump: As a private citizen in 2011, in an interview with the Wall Street Journal, commenting on U.S. military involvement in Libya, he said : "I'm only interested in Libya if we take the oil. If we don't take the oil, I'm not interested." Regarding Iraq, he said : "I always heard that when we went into Iraq, we went in for the oil. I said, 'Ah, that sounds smart.' " Indeed, he sounded disappointed during his televised announcement last week of the killing of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, when he returned to the subject of oil and lamented : "I always used to say 'If they're going into Iraq, keep the oil.' They never did. They never did."" washpo "Republican Senator Lindsey Graham said during the committee hearing that SDF General Commander Mazloum Abdi informed him that a deal had been signed with an American company to "modernize the oil fields in northeastern Syria", and asked Pompeo whether the administration was supportive of it.
"We are," Pompeo responded during the hearing streamed live by PBS. "The deal took a little longer ... than we had hoped, and now we're in implementation."" Reuters -------------- Barry McCaffery has commented on Twitter that if we do this we are becoming pirates. As he says, the oil belongs to Syria. I agree. pl
PirateLaddie , 06 August 2020 at 01:37 PMnbsp; Fred , 06 August 2020 at 01:37 PM
I don't know - "OrangeBeard the Pirate" just don't seem to cut it.Mark Logan , 06 August 2020 at 04:18 PM
We're watching civil war unfold in the US and these pompous asses are busy trying to sponge up Syrian oil, the trivial amount of stuff that is land-locked hundreds of miles from any territory we control or is friendly to the US? God help us who is advising the tweeter in chief? Can't Trump read an oil price chart any better than Fauci can read a Covid infection rate? Did his son-in-law tell him what a great idea that would be? Are the warrior generals who wouldn't defend this nation's capital against antifa, with the tacit consent at sedition by Esper, in agreement with this line of strategic wisdom too? Maybe Senator Graham, who just yesterday finally cornered Sally Yates into admitting under oath that the FISA warrant on Carter Page was a fraud, is covering his bases in case the left's "resistance" to the November election results in antifa marching into D.C. to bring Biden's secret choice as V.P. into power? We have less reason to be in Syria than we do to still be defending Germany and the rest of Europe from the USSR.nbsp; turcopolier , 06 August 2020 at 05:53 PM
"Bonespurs"Mark K Logan , 06 August 2020 at 06:10 PM
You too had them?nbsp; turcopolier , 06 August 2020 at 06:42 PM
No, I've never felt a need to have them. What should Trump's pirate name be?nbsp; The Twisted Genius , 06 August 2020 at 07:34 PM
Manhattan Don.Yeah, Right , 06 August 2020 at 07:36 PM
Well, with avarice as the guiding principle of the Trump administration's foreign policy, at least there's no hypocrisy. Just pure, unadulterated greed. The honesty is almost admirable. But I don't know how our Iranian policy fits into the avarice doctrine.
As far as Trump's pirate name goes, I do like the sound of "Bonespurs." I can see the flag flying from the mainmast... a skeleton foot of or on a field of sable.nbsp; turcopolier , 06 August 2020 at 07:39 PM
As an army of occupation the US military could requisition the oil, but according to the Hague Regulations it can do so only for its own needs. It can not do so for the fun and profits of the foreign state that sent that army in.
If you really, really, really squint hard then perhaps there is wriggle room under Article 55 i.e. Trump can claim that he is the usufructuary of the territory, and therefore can benefit from the pumping.
But arguing that would be a hopeless brief.
So, yeah, Trump as a medieval warlord. Perhaps he'll also reintroduce the practice of prima nocta.
I would accept the idea of Trump's inability to distinguish between government and business, but people like Jeffries and the Pomp are neocon ideologues through and through. Nothing more.
Aug 02, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org
Peter AU1 , Aug 2 2020 14:35 utc | 2
I put these comments on the open thread about the same time b started this one
The Kurdish-led Autonomous Administration of Northeast Syria signed a deal to market oil to US-based Delta Crescent Energy LLC "with the knowledge and encouragement of the White House."
Trump a few months back "We've kept the oil". Well, he hasn't had a problem hanging onto it and getting an American company involved.
Delta Crescent Energy. Formed beginning of 2019 and nothing else on it. I guess Trump and a few mates divvying up the spoils.
Laguerre , Aug 2 2020 15:00 utc | 6
The Kurdish-led Autonomous Administration of Northeast Syria signed a deal to market oil to US-based Delta Crescent Energy LLC "with the knowledge and encouragement of the White House."
Posted by: Peter AU1 | Aug 2 2020 14:35 utc | 2
Very likely the Kurds were under pressure from Trump, and the act wasn't voluntary. It's not even the Kurds' oil to sign a deal on (except one well). We'll see whether the operation actually succeeds. At the moment, everybody is waiting to see whether Trump is re-elected in November. Signing a piece of paper now is of no significance.
Aug 02, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org
Kay Fabe , Aug 1 2020 10:59 utc | 91
Trump is clean. Well, after laundering so much money for Russian/israeli mafia , yeah, maybe.
He has known and palled around with Epstein since Epstein was with Bear Stearns in 1978 , being hired after his stint at Dalton School where he taught Ace Greensbergs daughter.
Barrs father hired Epstein to teach at Dalton School in 1974 despite him only having a HS degree. Barr Jr. was working at CIA at the time.
Trumps mentor was a homosexual named Roy Cohn who also ran a sex ring to entrap people, prostitutes included young boys at parties held in his suite at the Plaza Hotel. After Roy died in 1986 of AIDS , Trump bought the Plaza Hotel in 1988 and held his own parties, the nature of which are unknown.
Clinton was attracted to girls like Monica , but who knows, maybe he found younger girls hot too. When Donald Trump was watching his 16-year-old daughter Ivanka host the 1997 Miss Teen USA pageant, he turned to the then-Miss Universe and asked: "Don't you think my daughter's hot? She's hot, right?"
Epstein had a falling out with Trump over a real estate deal in Palm Beach. From some accounts he tried to trap Trump but got caught. Trump knew what is MO was. Shortly after that he gets charged. Trump had his own plane and his own property. I doubt he ever needed to go to the island to sample Epstein's product, unlike Clinton. Besides he knew what Epstein was up too, knowing Robert and Ghislaine Maxwell like he did before Clinton even ran for President
Its curious , Trump, Kushners and Epstein all did their banking at Deutsche Bank, famous for laundering Russian money and playing fast and loose with banking regulations. Deutsche Banks largest shareholder is Chinese. Trump and Kushners personal wealth manager Rosemary worked for Epsteins wealth manager at Deutsche (he hired her) who committed suicide a couple month after Epstein. Deutsche Bank , being sued by shareholders for not being careful enough dealing with their wealthy clients. That trial may have lead to Trump/Kushner transactions.
So a guy who used to work for Kroll Moscow kills the judges son. Then suiciding himself. Kroll was in charge of security for WTC and was owned by AIG. Deutsche Bank incidentally was the bank that placed PUTS on AA and UA and was connected to Buzzy Krongard at the CIA , which was connected to Kroll. Deutsche Bank had bought Bankers Trust while Krongard was there , and it was this arm of Deutsche Bank that placed the PUTS.
Trumps AG Barr says he will investigate the murder. Its curious that Barr was counselor of the law firm that handled Epsteins case and negotiated the sweet heart deal in 2008. The guy signing off on the deal was Acosta who then joins the Trump team in 2017
Looking at Barr again. Barrs father hired Epstein in 1974 with his HS degree to teach at Dalton School while he is at CIA. One of his students was Bear Stearns CEO daughter. Ace Greenberg was the head of Bear Stearns, and friend of Trump, and hires Epstein in 1978.
Barr and the Clintons reportedly go way back to when Clinton was providing protection for Bushs Iran-Contra Operation run out of a AK .
Lets look closer at Trumps Barr. He was counsel for the law firm representing Epstein in 2008, not to mention working for law firms handling CIA's Southern Air Transport (Wexner and Epstein helped them move to Ohio to handle business out of HK in mid 90's) and the head of a BCCI connected US bank in the 80's (First General) that the Clinton/Bush backer Stevens attempted to buy on behalf of BCCI. Stevens ran Systematics and used and distributed the backdoored PROMIS and also hired Foster and Hillary's law firm, and no doubt was a key to laundering the drug money out of Mena using Clintons bond program set up for that purpose
Last time Barr was AG under Bush Sr. lots of guys were getting snuffed out and investigations slowed , stonewalled or stopped (BCCI, Inslaw. Iran-Contra).
The same year that Casolaro died for investigating the Octopus, there were several other suspicious deaths involving people directly connected to the Promis scandal or involved in Casolaro's investigation of "the Octopus" -- including Alan Standorf, one of Casolaro's sources; Robert Maxwell, father of Ghislaine Maxwell, Mossad operative, and salesman of the bugged Promis software; and John Tower -- the former Texas senator who assisted Maxwell in selling the bugged Promis software to the Los Alamos laboratories, and John Heinz, senator of PA
John Heinz chaired a three-man presidential review board that probed the Iran-Contra affair and had in his possession all the damning documents from that affair, while John Tower led the infamous Tower Commission that investigated a variety of different CIA criminal activities and dirty dealings and was working on a tell all book. John Heinz and John Tower died in plane wrecks on successive days in 1991 – Tower in Georgia, and Heinz in Montgomery County, Pa. John Kerry then marries Heinz widow, a reward perhaps for his role in the coverup of Bush crimes.
Craig Spence, after his trafficking and exploitation of minors was exposed, died under mysterious circumstances on 11/11/89. His death was quickly labeled a suicide, not unlike Jeffrey Epstein's. This was the first year of the Bush administration with Barr working at the Justice Department
Barr also advised Bush on stonewalling investigations of the CIA when Bush was CIA Director in the 70's following his stint in China. It was Bush who began the privatization of the CIA operations after Carter came in and pushed him out and then purged much of the CIA. He formalized this privatization as VP under Reagan when Barr mysteriously returns to his side and entities like the CIA front NED were created.
Maybe I am making Barr out to be more than he was but he was connected with so much stuff. He actually signed off on spying on Americans telephone calls (international) as Bush's AG before leaving and working for telecom industry before retiring from Verizon in 2009. So no doubt he was involved in the domestic surveillance that was ramped up after 9/11.
By 1993, after Billy Barr leaves as AG, prosecutors in Illinois and New York who had spent years investigating Hoffenberg's Towers Financial were able to proceed. In front of a grand jury in Chicago, federal prosecutor Edward Kohler walked Hoffenberg, who had just agreed to cooperate with the government, through the design of the scam. In the narrative Kohler laid out, Epstein was the technical wizard who kept the money moving around to support Hoffenberg's various schemes.
Epstein was never charged. Curiously Rudy Giuliani was the attorney for Towers Financial
Food for thought, yah think? Or maybe people cant think anymore,
Clean, yeah right. LOL
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@Kay Fabe | Aug 1 2020 10:59 utc | 961
I think you have Barr about right, but I don't see what you think we are supposed to do about it? I don't remember anybody here much defending him. It's true I don't read long rants much, so there might be some. We do have a few Trumpists here, I think, but given the low quality of the alternatives to Trump, I'm not willing to criticize them.
But your post brought Poppy back to mind, he just runs all through the political fecklessness in this country these last 70 years or so, he brings to mind LBJ too. But anyway, now that Poppy has gone to meet his reward, that got me thinking about the changes that must have take place in his wake. Who is running the governments criminal underground these days, now that Poppy is gone?migueljose , Aug 1 2020 13:31 utc | 98
Kay Fabe @ 96
Thank you for that excellent summary of the Epstein, Maxwell racket inc background.
That's MOA At it's best. This entire post is first rate. I in tend to just listen and learn.
It's on thing knowing about the curuption, another thing being able to do something about it !
This is why I beleave the only true politics now is street politics, wheather we like it or not.
There is more now that unites us than devides us. Left Right politics will include a lot of mistrust.
Media misinformation being the deliberate course of that. Along with media self-censorship. Until we resolve that. Civil war is enevitable!miguejose , Aug 1 2020 13:43 utc | 101
Totally agree with both on Barr. His name burned into my brain around 1999 when I picked up a bombshell book from my local library by Terry Reed: https://www.amazon.com/Compromised-Clinton-Bush-Terry-Reed/dp/1561712493
Reed was a Vietnam vet, Air Force pilot, then recruited into CIA, worked with private companies connected with CIA, then continued to tangle himself into training pilots in Mena AK in the early 80s. The book is an autobio which they always leave a ton of stuff out-- I will when I write mine (LOL)- but Reed tells the story of the Contra cocaine/arms ratline running through Bill Clinton's Arkansas, names names: Barr, HW Bush, Barry Seal, HW's friend Felix (he killed Che)Rodriguez,the drug addled--and involved-- Bush boys (W and Jeb). At one point in his story Barr appears in Arkansas and threatens Clinton.
If anyone can refute this story please do. I have not been able to in over 20 years. The book is hard to get now, very expensive, but might be in some libraries. disappeared from mine.
Here's a youtube clip on him. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H01_dY6atfc
Bottom line, my guess is that Reed was like many, ambitious young up and comer who used his position and skills to climb until he found himself in a tangled web: a mafia cell that easily could have snuffed him. Barr, Clintons, Bush's,... they're all players and they play by mafia rules.pretzelattack , Aug 1 2020 14:35 utc | 103
He's in way deeper than Trump. I suspect that he is connected with the highest levels in the CIA which means the people who want Trump to go away along with the few remaining who think Trump is a useful idiot.
If you watch the mainstream media watch how they portray Barr. My prediction: he will not be harmed.
Bottom line... Trump's "friends" are squirming, moving and re-positioning.NemesisCalling , Aug 1 2020 14:38 utc | 104
when we talk about mena arkansas, don't forget that clinton was kissing reagan's butt on that drug smuggling/terrorist supply network, i don't think he was that addled at that point, so the buck stops with him, being president and making a career of supporting terrorists in central and south america.Jackrabbit , Aug 1 2020 14:48 utc | 106
@96 key fabe
Let me know when you actually get to any dirt. All I see is innuendo and tying together his acquaintances.
Seems like an awful lot of brain power spent on something unlikely to bear any good fruit. But maybe it just needs more time to ripen.
In the mean time, my comment stands. Trump was probably not engaged in any of that activity involving innocents. His dip into Stormy Daniels is proof enough to me that he has simple taste and worlds apart from the more refined and cultivated taste of whisking minors to secret islands to have your way. /sarc
IMO, he continually seats himself at a different table for elites. His breakup with Epstein probably also follows this logic: Epstein was trying harder and harder things, as elites do, and POTUS probably sought better ties or not to be acquainted with such scum.oldhippie , Aug 1 2020 17:50 utc | 127
Kay Fabe @Aug1 10:59 #96
Truly excellent rebuttal to NemesisCalling and everyone else that thinks that Trump is "looking clean" wrt Epstein.
Trump is not the "populist outsider" that his fans, sycophants, and apologists claim him to be. He's an insider that has been around a long, long time. I see him as more of an opportunist and social climber though. Qualities instilled in him by his over-bearing father. As such, he's an enabler.
Multiple posts about Bill Barr's insider status. Don't see one that mentions he was born CIA. His father Donald Barr was OSS and original 1947 CIA. His career move to be an "educator" only meant that he worked in recruitment.
The CIA has factions. We are not privileged to know much about them. Barr's loyalty is more likely with the company than withTrump.
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In recently unsealed court documents involving dead child sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein and his alleged accomplice Ghislaine Maxwell, a woman named Virginia Giuffre, who publicly accused Epstein of sex trafficking, said that she once saw former Democratic President Bill Clinton on Epstein's island with "two young girls" from New York.
In the questioning by lawyer Jack Scarola, Guiffre was asked, "Do you have any recollection of Jeffrey Epstein's specifically telling you that 'Bill Clinton owes me favors?'"
"Yes, I do," Guiffre answered. "It was a laugh though. He would laugh it off. You know, I remember asking Jeffrey what's Bill Clinton doing here [on Epstein's island] kind of thing, and he laughed it off and said well he owes me favors."
Hoarsewhisperer , Aug 1 2020 5:07 utc | 72NemesisCalling , Aug 1 2020 5:55 utc | 74
Interesting extract from Xymphora's July 31 blog entry...
"So they screwed up bigtime on the redactions for the Ghislaine Maxwell release today. You can literally copy and paste the redacted pages into notepad and read them. Check out document #143 for a great example. #Epstein #Maxwell"
The trick works (I'd like to think it is not a mistake but some direct action by a court employee who is tired of all the lies). From document #143 (a deposition of Maxwell where her lawyer instructs her not to answer most, but not all, questions:
I can wait for the Official Version but I'd be interested to hear if any of MoA's resident sleuths have found the copy/paste assertion to be true?
Not holding my breath but my ears are perked.
It looks like they highlighted what was to be redacted in adobe instead of scanning redacted documents manually.
Somebody screwed up? Intentionally? Mistrial for Maxwell?
Looks like Clinton "dicking (underage) blondes." I am shocked!
Trump is looking clean and I would have already guessed it with his foray into the porn industry w/ Stormy Daniels. Whereas with paedophiles, it is about power and domination, when you are into a chick like Daniels, you are staying simple and "keeping your cart wheel in worn ruts." (Tao Te Ching)
Aug 01, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com
chubbar , 3 hours ago
DOJ posted in a format that can be unredacted. Many people have already downloaded over 2400 pages of Epstein files!
New info coming shortly!
Aug 01, 2020 | www.rt.com
Newly unsealed files tied to the Jeffrey Epstein sex-trafficking case imply that former US President Bill Clinton visited the investor's private island along with "young girls," and that the FBI knew well about the minors' abuse.
Comprising hundreds of pages of documents, the trove was released on Thursday night following a judge's order last week to have it unsealed, over the objections of Ghislaine Maxwell, a former girlfriend to Epstein who has recently been charged as an accomplice in his alleged sex-trafficking operation.ALSO ON RT.COM US judge authorizes release of previously-sealed documents in case of Jeffrey Epstein associate Ghislaine Maxwell
The records stem from a 2015 defamation suit filed by Epstein accuser Virginia Giuffre, which was placed under lock and key after the case was settled in 2017, but was recently unsealed, as a result of a lawsuit brought last year by conservative blogger Mike Cernovich and the Miami Herald newspaper.
Among other revelations, the documents indicate that former US president Bill Clinton consorted with "young girls" during at least one visit to Epstein's private resort in the Virgin Islands, where the billionaire was said to host regular "sex orgies."
"When you were present with Jeffery Epstein and Bill Clinton on the island, who else was there?" one witness presumably Giuffre was asked during an interview, to which she replied that Epstein, Maxwell, an unidentified woman named "Emmy" and "2 young girls" had been on the island with the former POTUS. The witness did not elaborate on Clinton's interactions with the girls, however.
The same witness also told her attorney in 2011 that she had overheard Epstein saying that Clinton owed him "favors," but noted she couldn't tell whether he was joking.
"He would laugh it off. You know, I remember asking Jeffrey 'What's Bill Clinton doing here?' and he laughed it off and said 'well he owes me a favor,'" she said. "He never told me what favors they were. I never knew. I didn't know if he was serious."
He told me a long time ago that everyone owes him favors. They're all in each other's pockets.
One of America's top law enforcement agencies was also apparently aware that underage girls were still being abused at Epstein's properties as far back as 2011 years after he was sentenced for similar crimes in his first criminal case. During her defamation suit, Giuffre said she had provided the FBI a now widely circulated photo of herself and the UK's Prince Andrew where he is pictured smiling with an arm around her bare waist.
In 2014, moreover, Giuffre contacted the FBI to request evidence they had previously seized from Epstein's residences to aid her civil case, suggesting the bureau had for long been informed of her allegations regarding Epstein and his continued involvement with minor girls.Home USA News Unsealed docs say Bill Clinton was on 'pedophile island' w/ 'young girls' & cite Epstein saying former president 'owed him favor' 31 Jul, 2020 06:18 Get short URL
Jul 31, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com
Dozens of exhibits related to Ghislaine Maxwell and Jeffrey Epstein were unsealed Thursday evening , providing insight into allegations against the financier and his purported 'madam,' as well as other high-profile individuals, including Bill Clinton, Alan Dershowitz and several other people whose names one can only guess (and the internet has).
The documents, related to a 2015 civil defamation lawsuit against Maxwell by Epstein accuser Virginia Giuffre, were ordered to be released on July 23 by US District Judge Loretta Preska - which also included flight logs from Epstein's private jets , as well as police reports from the multiple locations where Epstein maintained residences.
Among the findings:
Here Are The Top Highlights From Ghislaine Maxwell's Unsealed Court Records - Zero Hedge
Bill Clinton was allegedly on pedo island with '2 young girls'
Sordid details from alleged sexual encounters
... ... ...
The DOJ let free Epstein's co-conspirator's in the FL case.
This included Maxwell and Sarah Kellen.
Here the victim describes the abuse during flights from Epstein, Maxwell, and Kellen. pic.twitter.com/1zF2MELFDw-- Techno Fog (@Techno_Fog) July 31, 2020
Maxwell was in communication with Epstein in January of 2015 - contradicting her claim that she hadn't been in touch with him in more than a decade .
Alan Dershowitz is mentioned several times (and has gone to great lengths to defend himself - suggesting on multiple occasions that this very document release would in exonerate him).
This same document appears also to have been released publicly tonight in unredacted form and shows Jane Doe 3 accusing Alan Dershowitz. @CourthouseNews https://t.co/lgTDT2yq88 pic.twitter.com/AyehpGYVBY-- Adam Klasfeld (@KlasfeldReports) July 31, 2020
Epstein accuser(s) allegedly had to have sex with this guy ...
And former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson (D)
Other speculative mentions (redacted): Prince Andrew, Jean Luc Brunel , and more .
Trump is in the clear ( which we've known for some time ) :
And some food for thought...
Check back for more...Ghost who Walks , 12 hours agoPatmos , 12 hours ago
Whatever happened to Anthony Weiner's Laptop? https://www.redstate.com/stu-in-sd/2020/03/29/about-that-anthony-weiner-laptop%E2%80%A6/
Seems to be a lot of magic happening in the US Justice system with things mysteriously disappearing.OldAmsterdam , 7 hours ago
Yeah, I've long felt they're just going to present a case of supposed "justice" which is in reality just partial justice if you could even call it justice at all.
All the Nazi occult Book of the Dead MK Ultra crap kept under wraps.
Maybe for a good reason, and maybe they're dealing with it behind the scenes, who knows. I'm kind of thinking no, though, that we're just going to get the illusion of justice.bigdumbnugly , 6 hours ago
Just imagine the amount on influence this pedovore - blackmail ring has had on the lives of each of us individually. It is hard to phantom if you add up everything. The selling of military secrets, the selling of IP, the setting of policies including wars and all that has been the result of those, the misappropriation of public funds and the following self-enrichment of them, the abuse of corrupt parts of the intelligence agencies to crush dissent and achieve their goals, the shaping of public opinion with twisted logic of what is supposed to be the right by corrupting and controlling MSM and pop-culture, the suffering of victims of the criminal networks used to procure their "merchandise", etc
The extent of this whole horrific saga has shaped global human life for at least 2 decades and most likely more. There is hardly a way to grasp the scope of what these power hungry self serving bunch of perverted degenerates have made each global citizen undergo. I agree there is no way we will ever get to know more than perhaps 20% of the story
Feel free to add more.Accurite , 6 hours ago
most importantly the blackmailing of lawmakers and supreme court (and lower court) justices.
Putty in their hands.JimmyJones , 5 hours ago
I agree, I think it it why Chief Justice Roberts flipped on Obama Care and why he continues to vote with the left. They have stuff on this guyQuestion_Mark , 5 hours ago
Looks like the MSM will need another high profile funeral, to distract from this story, their timing was off on this one with Lewis. Who's next?
Edit: so if you get your hands on the orginal PDF's released you can copy and paste the Text into note pad and see what was redacted.
Viewing the redactions
https://twitter.com/ShirtlessPundit/status/1289038498238877696?s=19Pro_sanity , 4 hours ago
Roberts needs to find a way to go away forever. he is shaming his family and his friends.
his life is forfeit, and he needs to have the sense to transcend his hell. he should resign and retire.Jean Gateau , 1 hour ago
Gorsuch too, certainly something going on there too.William Dorritt , 6 hours ago
My prediction: Roberts will decide the 2020 Election.Question_Mark , 41 minutes ago
The Compromising Epstein Association with Supreme Court Justice Roberts Is Gaining Momentum and Explains Many of Roberts Mystery Rulings
Submitted by Dave Hodges on Tuesday, July 28, 2020
The Forbes investigation also found that "Kennedy and Scalia wrote the bulk of the conservative dissent, and that dissent was not originally written as a majority opinion. It's that the conservative Justices held Roberts' opinion in such contempt that they did not want to dignify it with a response "
Forbes also mentioned the prominent role that Justice Scalia played in attempting to reign in Roberts on this obvious miscarriage of justice. And what happened to Scalia? He was lured to Texas and was subsequently murdered, or should I say Scalia's body found on a Texas farm known for its child-sex trafficking activities. What's not known was if Scalia was murdered elsewhere and then And let's not forget that Scalia was found with a pillow case over his face and then this devout Catholic was cremated with no autopsy performed in violation of Texas law. Subsequently, the Obama administration never ordered an investigation into the very suspicious death of a senior level official in the government. This behavior was inexcusable and wreaks of coverup.
https://thecommonsenseshow.com/activism-conspiracy-united-states/compromising-epstein-association-supreme-court-justice-roberts-gaining-momentum-and-explainsGreatUncle , 3 hours ago
Pedophiles are Predators
With the arrest of Ghislaine Maxwell, Jeffrey Epstein is back in the news., Allegations that for decades, Maxwell obtained underage girls for Epstein and his high-profile guests to exploit -- for purposes including blackmail -- are widely known. Is blackmail why it took 24 years from the time the FBI knew of the allegations until the arrest?  But the problem runs much deeper.
It's a touchy subject. Adults using children and infants for sexual gratification is a repugnant topic. Let's not gloss over it: pedophiles are predators. No just society can excuse the predatory behavior of the sexual deviants who term themselves "child lovers" in a vain hope that society will overlook their cruel -- and sometimes deadly -- abuses. We will not.
The scope of the problem is uncertain, but according to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, some 800,000 children are reported missing each year in the United States -- about 2,000 daily., Estimates vary domestically and internationally, and few reliable statistics are available. We do know that under the Trump administration, law enforcement task forces have increased prosecutions at the state and federal level. The Children's Bureau estimates that the United States had over 678,000 cases of child abuse -- 9 per 1,000 -- in 2018.
Many pedophiles even select careers giving access an endless stream of young victims. These include occupations most would never suspect -- clergy, coaches, counselors, teachers, scout leaders -- those we have trusted with our kids' safety.
But what happens to these babies and kids? Where are they now? What happens when they are "used up"–too physically damaged and psychologically traumatized to satisfy adult perverts?
Does there really exist a black market for child sex slaves? Is there any truth to the allegations that sometimes Child Protective Services, foster care, and Amber Alerts are accessories to these crimes?
Yet a shocking 2005 study showed that 79% of abusers were children's own parents, followed by the parent's unmarried partners. A whopping 40% of child victims (counting all forms of abuse) were abused by their mothers alone, and 17% by both parents. The study found that substance abuse accompanies 70% of child maltreatment cases. Should child abuse prevention efforts focus on solving substance abuse? What about broader social trends that cause dissolution of families?
Parents shouldn't be complacent. Turning a blind eye or downplaying the problem will not save our children. We all need to become more vigilant.
What is child *********** but depictions of abuse? Both those who create, and those who consume, digital depictions of child sex abuse should be severely punished. Demand for the "genre" has surged with the advent of broadband internet.
Sweeping the problem under the rug hasn't worked. We need accurate statistics, education, and public awareness. The solution isn't to normalize perversion, but to prosecute the deviants -- both producers and consumers.
We don't need new laws either. There are plenty of statutes which -- if robustly enforced -- could quickly end the menace of child sex abuse. We need adequate funding for law enforcement to investigate and prosecute the crimes, a commitment to equal justice, transparency, and harsh sentencing for those found guilty of violating the laws of God and mankind.
 Ghislaine Maxwell arrest: Armed agents, spy planes used to take down Epstein gal pal, https://nypost.com/2020/07/05/ghislaine-maxwell-arrest-spy-planes-armed-agents-used-in-takedown/
 DeutscheBank fined $150M for failure to monitor convicted sex offender Epstein's suspicious payments, https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8498433/Deutsche-Bank-pay-150million-fine-failing-monitor-Jeffrey-Epsteins-suspicious-payments.html
 Missing Children in America: Unsolved Cases, ABC News, https://abcnews.go.com/US/missing-children-america-unsolved-cases/story?id=19126967 (2015)
 FBI, 2019 NCIC Missing Person and Unidentified Person Statistics, https://www.fbi.gov/file-repository/2019-ncic-missing-person-and-unidentified-person-statistics.pdf/view
 International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children, Missing Children's Statistics, https://globalmissingkids.org/awareness/missing-children-statistics/
 FBI's Op. Kick Boxer leads to arrest of distributors, makers of child sex abuse materials, https://fox6now.com/2020/07/06/fbis-op-kick-boxer-leads-to-arrest-of-distributors-makers-of-child-sex-abuse-materials/
 Child Abuse Statistics in the United States, https://www.verywellmind.com/child-abuse-statistics-2633350
 Who Are the Perpetrators of Child Abuse?, https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/somatic-psychology/201105/who-are-the-perpetrators-child-abuse
 FBI Knew Of Allegations Against Ghislaine Maxwell As Early As 1996, Accuser Says; It Took 24 Years To Arrest Her, https://dailycaller.com/2020/07/02/fbi-ghislaine-maxwell-jeffrey-epstein-maria-farmer/Pooper Popper , 10 hours ago
Not possible to flush the corruption from a 100% corrupt society.
Inevitable end is revolution for a 100% corrupt society (as in the political class) ... for ordinary people it is just going to get a whole lot worse.bigdumbnugly , 6 hours ago
The video is out there,,,,that shows hillary and huma torturing a young girl,,,,and cutting her face off to terrify her.The video i saw didnt show visual,,,but the girls screams will leave stains on your soul...This is what the seasoned detectives had to get therapy about......Andrenochrome!!!
Do the research,,but beware ,,,,its beyond messed up.....its flat out ,,,evil.
15:45 start.......18:00 ,,,,,,evil,,,,,Pedovore!Question_Mark , 4 hours ago
"Trump is in the clear."
"Donald Trump was aiso a good friend of Jeffreys. He didn't partake in sex with any of us but he flirted with me. He'd laugh and tell Jeffrey, 'You've got the life."
I'm not so sure. He didn't partake - OK..... but if he kind of knew what was going on and didn't report they'll jump all over him for that.BaNNeD oN THe RuN , 3 hours ago
dude he literally ran for and became president to stop it. earth to you, hello?Pfeffernusse , 3 hours ago
LOL - he ran on a lot of things that he didn't do. This was a Mossad political control operation, has their work inside the USA been shut down?
Is it a Cohen-cidence that one of Bibi's political enemies, Ehud Barak is mentioned frequently in the media as a regular visitor? They also have kompromat on Trump, I can guarantee it.
Do you really think he has done what he has for Israel because he believes in their cause?Smiddywesson , 4 hours ago
Yet he wishes her well- more like he wishes she would keep her mouth shutbigdumbnugly , 4 hours ago
The pedophiles are all left wingers.
Trump was never on the plane or on the island.
If she thought he was "flirting" with her, I'm not surprised, she was young and obviously had a hard life, and Donald Trump was very charismatic and was a big star back in the day.
They've been trying to pin this **** on Trump for years, and all they have is he attended a party at Epstein's once, and banned Epstein from his club for hitting on the girls. That doesn't sound like "good friends" to me.
Everything that went on in Epstein's NY house was video taped. If you think Trump did anything and they are suppressing the video, you are out of your mind. If they'd frame Trump for colluding with Russians, they'd use the tape to get rid of him.
Ask yourself, how did Donald Trump even come up in this interview? Epstein knew thousands and thousands of people. The answer is the very same people who eventually FRAMED him in an attempted coup, the FBI, were fishing for dirt and brought his name up with the victim.you_are_cleared_hot , 1 hour ago
Apparently neither of you two can interpret words or sentences properly.
I didn't say anything about his being involved. I thought that was pretty clear. Well, to most.
The statement was about how he might be attacked by not reporting what he may have known about.
Try again, after remedial reading.55 men , 56 minutes ago
George W didn't do anything about this...Obama didn't do anything about this nobody seems to be bringing this up in the MSM...just sayin.geo_synch , 58 minutes ago
Dont forget Boys town in Nebraska, George Sr was involved....i have a good friend whos cousin was one of the boys involved in that, pretty sad....bigdumbnugly , 14 minutes ago
Actually, you're wrong there. Court documents showed that Trump was the only person contacted by the DA who volunteered to step forward and cooperate with the investigation back when Epstein was charged back in the early 2000s.Arrow4Truth , 11 hours ago
I'm not wrong - and while the rest is true, geo, it doesn't change the narrative that'll come out.
"Why did Trump WAIT until an investigation was started and not whistleblow himself" they'll ask.
"Trump could've saved umpteen hundred young girls from their horrible fates if he did so" they'll say.
You have to think like the opposition. Again, my point is that he is not "cleared" as was stated because he will have to deal with this canard... i can almost guarantee it.
Personally, i do not believe for a minute he'd get himself involved in any kind of thing like Epstein/Maxwell/Mossad was running. Maybe egotistical, but smarter than falling into a widely-known in certain circles honey trap.fallst , 11 hours ago
Reckon it would be easy enough to connect the dots and determine that the "US Justice system" is the problem? DOJ in bed with the black robed cult? They are all in the same "union"... the same club.1777 , 3 hours ago
no laptop , no videos, no nothing but tawkWilliam Dorritt , 6 hours ago
The Clean-team®™ has been very busy!lwilland1012 , 12 hours ago
Epstein was a Mosad Operation run by the Mega Group. One of many. Both Epstein and the tapes are safe in Isreal
2 former CIA and 1 former Mosad have said it was a Mosad operation
The FBI, DOJ and Federal Courts have totally collapsed
They can't indict, arrest or prosecute Elite Pedos
The Courts openly run cover for the Pedos
And spend the rest of the time erasing the Bill of Rights
Feudalism is the Destination
Nuremberg Courts and Executions are the Answer
$21 Trillion Missing – U.S. Government a Criminal Enterprise –
Catherine Austin Fitts
By Greg Hunter On October 1, 2017
The Missing Money – $21 Trillion
in Undocumentable Adjustments and Counting with Dr. Mark Skidmore September 23, 2017
https://home.solari.com/the-missing-money-19-trillion-in-undocumentable-adjustments-and-counting-with-dr-mark-skidmore/Anthraxed , 12 hours ago
Comey deserves to ROT in Hell....NewDarwin , 12 hours ago
Understatement of the year.Max Cynical , 12 hours ago
He's just a pawn. The powers behind the scenes always have something worse than hell over their agents. That's why the Comey types obey so willingly. The money changers have their protocols of power, Comey has his obedience.
The only way to avoid enslavement is to be self sufficient outside their system of corrupt money.Itchy and Scratchy , 12 hours ago
My take...DOJ and FBI are utterly corrupt and need to be disbanded.Stan Smith , 9 hours ago
JFK tried!Fluff The Cat , 5 hours ago
It's what got him killed.Radioactive Ideas , 3 hours ago
The main things that got JFK killed were his attempts to end the Rothschilds' Fed money printing scam and his announcement just days prior to his assassination that he was going to reveal the secret plot to overthrow our country from within and enslave every man, woman and child. There's no way for them to have dismissed whatever President JFK said as being a mere "conspiracy theory".
Here's his speech on secret societies. Interesting how when you put in a search for "JFK speech secret societies" on YouTube that they bury it far down the results, because they don't want people to hear it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FnkdfFAqsHABlue Snowflake , 2 hours ago
There is little doubt this was one of the great motivations for JFK's killing, but there are others that are equally as plausible. Including the 'shatter them to a million pieces' line. JFK took on THE most powerful and paid the unltimate price.sbin , 12 hours ago
JFK was not trying to dismantle the Fed. The 2 EOs he issued regarding silver certificates were temporary measures to allow the treasury to continue doing what they were already doing until the FED certificates were enacted. So in that sense JFK was helping the FED.
That is true, secret society speech notwithstanding.1777 , 3 hours ago
DEA NSA CIA all 17 intelligence agencies would be a good start.
Defund the Pentagon should be a thing.
Why such corruption and failure is rewarded is only explained by massive grifting of all involved.f society , 1 hour ago
Wouldn't the NSA have ALL of this evidence anyway???lester1 , 11 hours ago
Yes, they have it. The NSA could take down the Deep State if they wanted to.Fiscal.Enema , 9 hours ago
Republicans want to build a billion dollar new FBI building in the coronavirus stimulus bill. Lolamadeus40 , 5 hours ago
nobody in D.C. including Trump has the balls to Chop their heads off.2willies , 12 hours ago
As long as Tribe members connected to MOSAAD reside in the U.S., our nation' government, financial and judicial systems will remain compromised and will be controlled by Israel. Donald Trump is a compromised president and under the control of MOSAAD. His silence and casual comments on the characters of Epstink and Maxstink are damning.Max.Power , 11 hours ago
It all makes Nixon look pretty pretty good now.bobroonie , 10 hours ago
Yeah, all this put many other things in perspective. It may turn out that Trump is the most decent US president of last 30 years. Who would've thought...55 men , 51 minutes ago
At the very least Trump is the single most investigated and vetted president in American history...vova.2018 , 5 hours ago
And what sucks is, this actually things that should be talked about wiith and delt with but in an hour we will be back to 2nd greatest scam, (FED being the first), corona.theory , 12 hours ago
It may turn out that Trump is the most decent US president of last 30 years. Who
Nah - Trump should explain why his name was on Epstein's plane manifest. Trump is friends with Jeffrey Epstein & Ghislaine Maxwel and attended Epstein's kid-rape island 23 times, sometimes with Bill Clinton. Lawsuit Charged Donald Trump with Raping a 13-Year-Old Girl in CA.
Trump and Epstein accused of raping 13-year-old girl in complaint filed with United States District Court for the Southern District
Trump's excuse, he didn't know that the girl(s) were underage & he claims that his encounter with the girls, in 2 occasions with his body Epstein in Lolita Island (1993), was a CIA/Dyncorp operation with 12 low-light cameras.
Trump also claims the Epstain put the girls in the room. This is the kind of dirt that Eptain & Ghislaine Maxwell have on Trump. Is these gossip, fabrication, expostulation or it should be investigated (:
DA Alexander Acosta was the lawyer for Jeffery Epstein for child rapist charges where Trump was on witness list (FL court records). Case dropped in deal. DA Alexander Acosta gave Epstien a sweat heart deal to avoid Trump having to take the stand and face charges.
Anyone with Google can look up Trump involvement with Jeffrey Epstein and his court cases and nomination of Alexander Acosta as Labor Secretary
Trump's ties to Mossad/CIA Pedophile Ring
Trump not only got skeleton in his closet, he owns the entire cemetery. Trump give the psychopath a bad nameEl Chapo Read , 11 hours ago
Who was running the FBI at the time........???????
Good old Bob Mueller.......!!!!!!!!!!!!OldAmsterdam , 9 hours ago
That was "out of his purview"sherlocky , 12 hours ago
It looks like what we know already is finally gonna come out, I would sayAnthraxed , 12 hours ago
Exact same operations were run by dome kopfs out of 1920 & 1930's Berlin. khazarian mafia. look up Institut für Sexualwissenschaft run by Magnus (((Hirschfeld))) and many many other such operationslwilland1012 , 12 hours ago
1980's Boys town.
See Franklin scandal.SassyPants , 6 hours ago
Thank you! Now this is something we can agree on!alexcojones , 12 hours ago
The old folks are just the ones they'll give up. And low level scum.badassassassin , 11 hours ago
I still don't know WHY she came back??
Makes NO sense at all...
And where is Raz Simone, former King of Chaz Chop?
And is he involved too?Muppet , 2 hours ago
back from where and what makes you think she was thereMongoStraight , 12 hours ago
In my opinion, she is the most powerful in the world right now. She certainly wasn't arrested. She agreed to such props. She's has been, or will be, extremely highly rewarded in exchange, she will follow the buyer wishes. I suspect it will end up being to destroy Trump. Its obvious, she has too many demorat friends, I don't think she'll turn on them, nor is it likely that a conservative bought her. It is most likely a liberal buyer and thus target Trump.sbin , 12 hours ago
It's hard to believe that Marvin Minsky would have to pay for it.libtears , 12 hours ago
Sarcasm tag is not needed on that one.
So ugly his mother wouldn't breast feed him.
His hand wants double price.
Only way to have sex was jewish black mail freak paid for by CIA and vile little apartheid government in Palestine.Things that go bump , 9 hours ago
He'd get laid in ThailandThePub'Lick_Hare , 1 hour ago
By an eleven-year-old virgin.Librarian , 12 hours ago
Thailand on NY's 7th Avenue!Sid Davis , 12 hours ago
These allegations are shocking, bombshell, ghastly, and just about any other adjective that could possibly describe a once-in-a-lifetime event of such wide-reaching and horrific proportions. Yet the mainstream media is completely silent at this time. This doesn't make any sense. Is this because the owners of the mainstream media are also complicit in a giant pedophilia conspiracy? I am struggling to come to terms with the deafening silence of the mainstream media. But, it's the only explanation that makes sense going forward.
Our major news sources seem to be compromised. Those in charge of our major media who decide what is "news" are also very likely the most depraved type of criminals imagineable.
There needs to be investigations. There needs to be trails.libtears , 12 hours ago
Let me guess how many inside the MSM made trips to Pedo Island? Yes, that would explain their silence as you suggest.
Another thing that would explain their silence is some big leftists names need protecting, and given this is election time, what big name Democrats are running.
I wonder if Pedo Island had a booth where little girls sat so that someone could lean over and sniff their freshly washed hair.SassyPants , 6 hours ago
We know why Bill And Hillary were there.Justapleb , 12 hours ago
And which Republicans are making a big deal about this? Same silence on both sides. Republicans are not pure as the snow, just because you want to believe.Fiscal Reality , 12 hours ago
The CIA runs American Media, ever since the ban on propaganda was lifted in 2012.sbin , 12 hours ago
Yawn. Wake me up when someone is in handcuffs. Like Pedo Slick Willy, Cankles, Dersh or Kevin Spacey. Until then, zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.WaterWings , 4 hours ago
Will never happen.Iskiab , 12 hours ago
Probably the most important comment on this board. Elections really don't matter anymore. FBI corruption tells you we are at the point of Revolution again.cryptoligarch , 10 hours ago
It really makes you think. I'm starting to think most of the political elites are sociopaths.Stan Smith , 9 hours ago
What you and everyone reading this should know and prepare for is this... They will say and do anything even in the face of humiliation and zero credibility. But they will not leave until physical force is applied. Even with that, it will only be the beginning of a real struggle for us as honorable humans.Seasmoke , 11 hours ago
If you think about it remotely logically, you have to have a certain kind of mindset to be a career politician. And it'd be hard to argue that being a sociopath isn't part of that.OldAmsterdam , 9 hours ago
This country is an absolute cesspool. The People were lazy & allowed the Tribe to tear The Republic to shreds. And Comey and the FBI should hang first before all the degenerates. Absolutely Treasonous!!!!SassyPants , 6 hours ago
The US plays a big part but this is a global story, US prominence is to be expected because of its prominence on the world stage.Dr. Bonzo , 10 hours ago
Or maybe people from other countries just aren't as sick as American politicians.bobroonie , 10 hours ago
See? Pizzagate was just conspiracy fantasy. Nothing to see here, folks. Russiagate was real though!
Think about this... the entire apparatus of the mainstream media.... tens of THOUSANDS of folks... conspired to repress information about organized pedophilia among top politicians and key business leaders... and attempt to undermine and overthrow a sitting US president. Now they support a Marxist insurrection.
The Twilight Zone has NOTHING on reality. NOTHING....................... Surreal doesn't BEGIN to sum it up.cankles' server , 7 hours ago
From:* Trudy Vincent [ mailto:email@example.com ] >> *Sent:* Thursday, October 08, 2015 11:45 AM
CC: John Podesta (and others)
And I thought I'd share a couple more notes: >> We plan to heat the pool, so a swim is a possibility. Bonnie will be >> Uber Service to transport Ruby, Emerson, and Maeve Luzzatto (11, 9, and >> almost 7) so you'll have some further entertainment, and they will be in >> that pool for sure. And with the forecast showing prospects of some sun, >> and a cooler temp of lower 60s, I suggest you bring sweaters of whatever >> attire will enable us to use our outdoor table with a pergola overhead so >> we dine al fresco (and ideally not al-CHILLo).
https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/46736philipat , 8 hours ago
Does anyone think the firing last month of the SDNY prosecutor is a coincidence? A week later they arrest Maxwell.
That's the office that has the Weiner laptop, the holy grail of criminal evidence.Luc X. Ifer , 4 hours ago
Let the horse trading begin! Andrew will be OK after the UK agreed to cut off Huawei from its 5G network and some other concessions probably leading to a grossly (US) one-sided FTA.
The others? Depends who has what and who needs what in return, which is what Epstein was all about all along.
Nothing new here, just the same old depravity and corruption among the "Elites". Lovely people aren't they?neidermeyer , 3 hours ago
Ghislaine is still breathing ...thetruthhurts , 3 hours ago
Disagree with the UK assessment ,, the entire royal family is going down... but the trade agreements will be fair as we need England to be an example for the rest of the EU states to see that they can emerge in good shape.thetruthhurts , 3 hours ago
Well now we know what Hillary Clinton meant when she said if that SOB wins we'll all hang. And we also know why England the UK was so anxious to be part of the conspiracy against President Trump. To protect the prince. Brings new word to the vocabulary "Dalley Ho"Know thy enemy , 9 hours ago
Well now we know what Hillary Clinton meant when she said if that SOB wins we'll all hang. And we also know why England the UK was so anxious to be part of the conspiracy against President Trump. To protect the prince. Brings new word to the vocabulary "Dalley Ho"SassyPants , 6 hours ago
C'mon, Bill Clinton at Epstein Island is old hat, let's have the Vaccinator-in-Chief, Bill Gates explain what he was doing with Epstein, on his island, home in New York, etc.... Inquiring minds want to know more....Zionism_is_racism , 9 hours ago
There will be no new names. Those people can still be used.Zionism_is_racism , 9 hours ago
Where are all the feminazis? We have a war against men from the women who hate men. Shouldn't they rally since their minor sisters were raped by old white men and old chosenites?
... ... ...MadHatt , 5 hours ago
His wife helped GM find girls? I will have to look that one up because that would be a major point on CNN hate Trump network. Pander masters in Tel Aviv? there is tremendous chosenite political power here in the US, so it's like a mine field.
We didn't have a major war, with your Clinton II we would have had a major war for Israel. Looks like Orange man is slowly but surely decreasing exposure to the Middle East, NATO and Afghanistan, the political pressure from your congressman and senator is something he must deal with. So he has done real good if you ask me, again your choice would have been more war and Biden means More Wars for Israel.
Are you registered to vote?AlphaSnail , 8 hours ago
Clinton. Looks like the bible is upside down.
amp.usatoday.com/amp/5322448002MerLynn , 9 hours ago
theres an interview whitney webb conducted with another victim, besides guiffre, in which the victim describes the procurement. if you search well, you will find it. lets not be selective here, we should not cherry pick which witness be believe. there are probably hundreds of others whose testimony we have not heard since the fbi buried it or chose to ignore it. i say again, they are all compromised. vote for whichever pos you care to.AlphaSnail , 8 hours ago
It was actually on SDNY's Watch Epstein died and there's where you know nothing about Deep State to ignore this center of democrat corruptionSTP , 11 hours ago
democrat...republican. i cant tell the difference these days.Psadie , 11 hours ago
Timing is everything. Right before the DC recess, starting in August, we've got Barr not guaranteeing that some kind of 'report' is not going to come out before the election. And revealing that a second investigation into the unmasks is ongoing with US Attorney John Bash. Then Trump totally throws a troll bomb tweet about the elections and now this. Many of the most powerful men in the world having their names revealed in a US District Court today. The gloves are off. The other side did all sorts of pre-election hanky spanky and turn about is fair play. The indictments are coming. It would do no good for Trump to wait after the elections to take action. Why bother then? He may not be in office and all of this will be swept under the rug. It has to happen now. All these people will be at home in August. It makes sense to do a nation wide sweep and indict them at home. The indictments are spread far and wide across the country, so that makes sense that they'll be served in their home states and cities. I believe it's coming and coming soon.Itchy and Scratchy , 12 hours ago
Dershowitz should just off himself...he set up immunity from the govt. Trump's one Secretary resigned over giving Epstein a slap on the hand but it was Dersh who did it all.baghead , 12 hours ago
Clinton arranged for Epsteins aircraft to have a government tail number enabling all passengers to avoid standard customs & immigration procedures. The flight logs were strictly at the discretion of the pilots. Doubtful that the truth of who went to the poisonous island will ever be exposed!ThePub'Lick_Hare , 57 minutes ago
The pilot kept logs of the passengers. That's how we know what we know alreadyEquinox7 , 8 hours ago
The visual evidence is damning enough - photos, videos, vivid memories of terror.KJ8982 , 12 hours ago
And all of these crimes NOW come out under the Presidency of Donald J Trump. Its amazing how the Bushs, Clintons, and Obamas just buried the truth. ...Totally_Disillusioned , 11 hours ago
lmao I noticed this too today. They have some serious censorship going on. I wonder if it's due to advertising, or have they been taken over...AI Agent , 11 hours ago
Many of you are all thinking this Epstein thing - human trafficking - will be like watching/reading a bunch of juicy **** with underage girls.
This human trafficking also involves organ harvesting....bobroonie , 11 hours ago
We live in a sick and wicked world, and the wicked people are winning.Totally_Disillusioned , 11 hours ago
"It was the child sacrifices that got to me" Ronald Bernard money launderer and banker for the elite.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UpDs4AB9FUTotally_Disillusioned , 11 hours ago
He gave the interview and then they killed him.OldAmsterdam , 9 hours ago
It appears they are winning. Half of the battle is learning who your enemy is and their behaviors. The other half of the battle is taking it to them...directly to them. they can no longer hide this away. Once the people know, it won't be safe for them to walk down the street.Give Me Some Truth , 3 hours ago
It's a bunch of them sure, but surely not all of them. Just like us most of them are mere cattle for those power hungry supremacist bastards and ignorant of what is going on. Specifying this more will make it easier to spread the story, otherwise you will just be dismissed as a anti-semite.
I reckon all on here know 1 or 2 at the least, are you really of the opinion that they are all part of that evil scheme or just people trying to get by and live their lives like most of us?
It's on par with BLM activists calling all whites racist.eatapeach , 2 hours ago
I must have made 200 posts on Epstein and Maxwell. I bet in 30 of these posts I mentioned the fact that Virginia Roberts gave the original photo of her and Prince Andrew to FBI agents ... years ago.
Not only did she give these agents the photo, she gave them details of what she actually did for Epstein and Maxwell.
This, to me, has always been a huge detail.
Basically: The FBI - and by extension DOJ - knew everything at least nine years ago (probably 20 years ago). This is not just a case involving seedy behavior of hundreds of VIP "johns," It's also a case where numerous agencies of our own government covered up these crimes and did nothing to stop this operation for who knows how many years or decades.
This scandal is so much larger than "Watergate" ... and the press won't even pursue these angles, which tells us that they must be complicit in concealing the full truth.
"Leave Epstein alone. He's intelligence."
Well, no duh. Obviously.
Why no charges yet against the public officials who spiked earlier investigations?USAllDay , 2 hours ago
Because they have power and these pawns are important to them. Can you imagine what possession of those tapes can do for someone? for a country?
"stand down (my buddy Jeff told me to tell you that)"
The US .gov was obviously well aware what was going on- they were in on it. Epstein was a known and protected Mossad agent operating within the USA with the knowledge and blessing of the CIA.
Jul 21, 2020 | www.msn.com(Bloomberg) -- A federal judge is considering making public a trove of previously sealed records from a 2015 lawsuit against Ghislaine Maxwell, who is now facing charges that she trafficked girls as young as 14 for her former boyfriend Jeffrey Epstein.
U.S. District Judge Loretta Preska in New York scheduled a Thursday conference to discuss the possible unsealing of five different sets of documents relating to a defamation lawsuit against Maxwell by Epstein accuser Virginia Giuffre, whom Maxwell had said was lying.
The possible release is coming as Maxwell's lawyer are trying to tamp down statements about her criminal case, in which she has pleaded not guilty. On Tuesday, they asked the judge in that case, U.S. District Judge Alison Nathan, to issue a gag order on prosecutors, FBI agents and lawyers for Maxwell and Epstein's alleged victims.
The documents Preska is considering unsealing appear to be partly related to deposition testimony Maxwell, 58, gave in the case in April and July 2016. One of her lawyers said in a recent court filing that one of the documents included "intrusive questioning" about Maxwell's sex life that she had answered based on her expectation of confidentiality.
A federal appeals court in New York unsealed 40 of the 613 pages of Maxwell's testimony last August. Her sworn denials of knowledge about Epstein's abuse of underage girls are the basis for two perjury counts that accompanied the sex-trafficking charges in the indictment unsealed against her on July 2 by Manhattan federal prosecutors.
Read More: Ghislaine Maxwell's Sworn Testimony Is Coming Back to Haunt Her
The record of Giuffre's lawsuit was sealed in 2017 after the parties reached a confidential settlement. The partial unsealing last year followed Epstein's arrest on sex-trafficking charges. He was found dead of an apparent suicide in his Manhattan jail cell on Aug. 10, a day after parts of Maxwell's testimony first became public.
Maxwell's lawyer Laura Menninger didn't immediately return voicemail and email messages seeking comment about the conference.
Menninger in June argued against further unsealing, saying one document pertained to Giuffre's efforts "to compel Ms. Maxwell to answer intrusive questions about her sex life" during her deposition. Menninger said Maxwell answered the questions because she had "a strong expectation of continued confidentiality."
The lawyer also cited the then ongoing criminal investigation of Maxwell, saying any disclosures from the Giuffre lawsuit could "inappropriately influence potential witnesses or alleged victims."
Sigrid McCawley, a lawyer for Giuffre, couldn't be immediately reached for comment about Preska's planned conference.
In the testimony that has been made public, Maxwell acknowledged hiring Giuffre as a 17-year-old massage therapist for Epstein at his Palm Beach estate but denied knowledge of any sexual abuse.
"You can be a professional masseuse at 17 in Florida, so as far as I am aware, a professional masseuse showed up for a massage," Maxwell said. "There is nothing inappropriate or incorrect about that."
Jul 19, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com
Templar X , 3 hours agoTemplar X , 3 hours ago
The Family of Spies: Ghislaine Maxwell
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Robert Maxwell, Israel's Superspy: https://archive.org/details/robert-maxwell-israels-superspy-thomas-dillon-2002/page/n383/mode/2up
Jeffrey Epstein 'Friend' Ghislaine Maxwell Has More Skeletons in Her Family Closet Than a House of Horrors https://www.thedailybeast.com/jeffrey-epstein-friend-ghislaine-maxwell-has-more-skeletons-in-her-family-closet-than-a-house-of-horrors?ref=scroll
Sir Robert Maxwell's FBI file is getting more classified by the minute https://www.muckrock.com/news/archives/2017/jun/28/sir-robert-maxwells-fbi-PROMIS/
Chiliad Case Study FBI https://web.archive.org/web/20120524130022/http://www.chiliad.com:80/docs/ChiliadCaseStudy_FBI.pdf
FBI Shows off Counterterrorism database https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/politics/2006/08/30/fbi-shows-off-counterterrorism-database/8bec6026-4ac2-4d6c-bfc3-98b61b01de3f/
Chiliad, the Company That Solved the 9/11 'Connecting the Dots' Problem, Hires Dan Ferranti as CEO https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20080303005669/en/Chiliad-Company-Solved-911-Connecting-Dots-Problem
CIA's CIO retires; Intelligence agency names successor https://www.cio.com/article/2448368/cia-s-cio-retires--intelligence-agency-names-successor.html
Betty Maxwell Telegraph article http://archive.is/cgInY
Juval Aviv on Promis and the Octopus Conspiracy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RB2U8yQRMN0
Promis software linked to several murders https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqxc-KzcOz4
Dirtier than Watergate https://www.newstatesman.com/blogs/the-staggers/2011/04/promis-government-inslaw
Seat of Satan Pergamon https://www1.cbn.com/700club/seat-satan-ancient-pergamum
Ghislaine Maxwell's Twin Sisters Have Their Own Wild Stories https://www.thecut.com/2019/08/ghislaine-maxwell-family-twin-sisters.html
The Maxwell dynasty: what happened to the disgraced mogul's family? https://www.telegraph.co.uk/family/life/maxwell-dynasty-happened-disgraced-moguls-family/
Everything you need to know about Scott Borgerson, the tech CEO tied to Jeffrey Epstein's alleged madam, Ghislaine Maxwell
Scott Borgerson, the CEO of a maritime analytics company, is back in the news for his ties to Jeffrey Epstein's inner circle.
The Daily Mail reported last summer that Borgerson was dating and housing Ghislaine Maxwell, Jeffrey Epstein's former girlfriend and alleged madam. Authorities arrested Maxwell on July 2 , and she remains behind bars without bail until she stands trial in 2021 to face allegations she recruited underaged girls for Epstein.
Borgerson denied the August 2019 report to Business Insider at the time, and said Maxwell was only a "former friend" who was not living at his home in Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts. Maxwell was then spotted at an In-N-Out Burger joint in Los Angeles the next day.
The relationship between Borgerson and Maxwell is still not clear, but the CEO's name has resurfaced after prosecutors recently alleged in court that Maxwell is secretly married . Maxwell has declined to provide the name of her spouse, but news outlets have suggested it could be Borgerson...
...Scott Borgerson, 44, is the CEO of CargoMetrics, a data-analytics company for maritime trade and shipping. He cofounded the Boston-based company in 2010, and it was most recently valued at $100 million in 2016.
Borgerson's company has raised nearly $23 million from investors, which include former Google CEO Eric Schmidt. Schmidt led a $10 million funding round for CargoMetrics in August 2017, according to PitchBook.
Borgerson owns an oceanfront property, reportedly worth $3 million, in Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts. Manchester-by-the-Sea is a small town north of Boston with a population of just over 5,000 people.
The Daily Mail reported in August 2019 that Borgerson was dating and housing Ghislaine Maxwell, Jeffrey Epstein's alleged madam who had largely remained out of the public eye. Maxwell was close to Epstein, and reportedly recruited underage girls for Epstein and participated in their abuse.
The Daily Mail also reported Maxwell had become a "homebody" who was "hiding out" at Borgerson's home, and that the pair have been dating for around five years. However, Borgerson denied the report to Business Insider at the time, and said Maxwell was a "former friend."...
Anyone involved with Ghislaine Maxwell must automatically be suspected of being involved in underage prostitution, pedophilia, money laundering, and sex slavery.
Jul 19, 2020 | www.unz.com
Priss Factor , says: Website July 13, 2020 at 4:44 pm GMT
Is Ghislaine Maxwell a Foreign Operative?
Jul 19, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com
youshallnotkill , 1 hour agoAubiekong , 1 hour ago
Contrary to popular belief not all rich folks know each other and hang out together.
This is highly noteworthy: https://twitter.com/donwinslow/status/1284296818315030528?s=20Lucius Quinctius , 1 hour ago
Didnt Bill Clinton go there 124 times while ordering his secret service protection not to accompany him?Distant_Star , 2 hours ago
Someone turned over a rock and exposed this nasty business. Epstein with his mysteriously sourced money, evidently controlled and facilitated by Ghislaine Maxwell. Her father, the Publisher, was the honored Israeli agent. Sorry, I am not anti Semitic but the finger points to Israel. Yes, they live in a tough neighborhood, and history has been harsh to them, but this move was a mistake, a moral failing.frontierland , 1 hour ago
I don't give a Fu** about Prince Andrew. This is more misdirection to protect Bill Clinton and some others from scrutiny. Billy is rarely even mentioned in any news report about Epstein but there are eye witnesses who have SEEN him on the island and other properties.
Are you going to point the finger at the J3wish nature of the operation?
What about Maxwell's parties hosted at your hotel Donald and your ex-wife's involvement of the recruitment of White women into the (((International))) blackmail operation?
What about Les Wexner?
While we're at it, let's talk of your friendship with your mentor, Roy Cohen.
Jul 15, 2020 | www.msn.com
Ghislaine Maxwell, the British socialite charged with aiding the late Jeffrey Epstein in the sex trafficking of minors, employed former British military personnel as security at the New Hampshire estate where she was arrested earlier this month, federal prosecutors said in a court filing Monday.
The office of the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York said Maxwell, in addition to the security detail, wrapped her cell phone in aluminum foil to avoid detection. FBI agents had to break down the door of the facility and found her hiding inside a room in its interior, prosecutors said, according to The Washington Post.
The FBI added that Maxwell sent the security personnel out to make "purchases for the property" with a credit card, and that the guards worked in rotating shifts.
The U.S. attorney's office has argued Maxwell is a flight risk, citing her citizenship in three countries, including her birthplace of France, which does not extradite citizens.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Alison Moe cited these precautions as further evidence Maxwell, who has denied the charges, is a flight risk. "As these facts make plain, there should be no question that the defendant is skilled at living in hiding," Moe wrote, according to the Post.
Since Maxwell's indictment, Moe wrote, investigators "have been in touch with additional individuals who have expressed a willingness to provide information regarding the defendant," who have given the U.S. attorney's office further information that "has the potential to make the Government's case even stronger," according to the newspaper.
Federal prosecutors have charged Maxwell on six counts, including sex trafficking, perjury and enticement of minors. She is due to appear in court Tuesday.
Maxwell's lawyers have claimed she was estranged from Epstein at the time of his death and that her precautions were against the media rather than law enforcement.
Jul 15, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com
Ghislaine Maxwell Pedo Sex-Trafficking Investigation Launched In Virgin Islands by Tyler Durden Tue, 07/14/2020 - 10:44 Twitter Facebook Reddit Email Print
Ghislaine Maxwell - who's facing six charges in New York over her alleged role in Jeffrey Epstein's pedophile sex-trafficking ring, is also under investigation in the US Virgin Islands .
The revelation comes in a July 10 filing to intervene in a lawsuit Maxwell filed against Epstein's estate seeking reimbursement for legal fees, and claiming that Epstein had repeatedly promised to support her financially, according to The Sun .
The Island's Justice Department is "investigating Maxwell's participation in Epstein's criminal sex trafficking and sexual abuse conduct," read the court papers.
Epstein infamously owned Little St. James island, dubbed 'pedo island' over accusations that he would fly underage girls there to fulfill his sexual desires and those of his associates. Famous guests reportedly include Bill Clinton, Prince Andrew, Stephen Hawking, Les Wexner and others.
One accuser, Chaunte Davies, says she was raped by Epstein over the course of several years before finally parting ways with him in 2005.Accuser Chaunte Davies, Ghislaine Maxwell
Now 40, Chaunte says the ex-Wall Street banker performed a sex act on himself during their first massage session - and that she was "manipulated" into staying in their circle by Maxwell . "Within weeks she was jetting round the world on his private jet and on to his island of Little Saint James," according to the report.
"The government's need to intervene is further fueled by Maxwell's inappropriate use of the Virgin Islands courts to seek payment and reimbursement from the Epstein criminal enterprise, while she circumvents the service of process of government subpoenas related to her involvement in that criminal enterprise ," reads the filing.NEVER MISS THE NEWS THAT MATTERS MOST
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Island officials have also subpoenaed Maxwell to try and compel her to appear before a local court - a bid which may prove difficult considering her current status as an inmate awaiting trial at a New York detention center following her July 2 arrest in New Hampshire. Maxwell has evaded Virgin Islands officials since March.
Maxwell is set to appear for a virtual bail and arraignment hearing on Tuesday. Her legal team has requested that she be freed on $5 million bail, arguing that she's not a flight risk and may catch coronavirus in jail. Prosecutors for the US Justice Department strongly disagreed, pointing to Maxwell's opaque finances and global contacts that pose a significant flight risk.
"She has demonstrated her ability to evade detection, and the victims of the defendant's crimes seek her detention," said DOJ prosecutors in their filing. "Because there is no set of conditions short of incarceration that can reasonably assure the defendant's appearance, the government urges the Court to detain her ."
Jul 14, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com
According to the filing, one of Maxwell's security guards told agents that that the British socialite's brother had hired former members of the British military to guard her 24-7. As Bloomberg reports, Maxwell gave one of the guards a credit card in the name of the same LLC which bought her luxury New Hampshire bugout last year. According to the guard, Maxwell hadn't left the property in the time he'd been working there, and had been ordered to buy things for the estate.
Federal prosecutors detailed the lengths Maxwell went to in order to evade US law enforcement in order to argue that she's a flight risk who has access to "extraordinary financial resources" and would flee the country if allowed free on bail. A federal judge will decide on Tuesday whether to grant Maxwell's request to post $5 million bond so she can live under house arrest until her trial.
"She has demonstrated her ability to evade detection, and the victims of the defendant's crimes seek her detention," said DOJ prosecutors in their filing. "Because there is no set of conditions short of incarceration that can reasonably assure the defendant's appearance, the government urges the Court to detain her."
Maxwell wouldn't be extradited if she fled to France where she has citizenship, argued the prosecution, as the country does not extradite its own citizens to the US for prosecution, according to the report.
The government also argued Maxwell has been hiding from authorities, living in a secluded 156-acre estate in Bradford, New Hampshire, since late last year.
Maxwell is accused of luring girls as young as 14 for sexual encounters with Epstein and engaging in some of the abus e. Prosecutors argued she could face as long as 35 years in prison if convicted. Epstein died in a Manhattan lockup last August of an apparent suicide while awaiting trial on federal sex-trafficking charges.
While Maxwell's lawyers said in a separate court filing that she has six people willing to co-sign her bond, prosecutors argued she hasn't identified these people, whether any are even in the U.S. or have the sufficient finances to pay if she does flee. - Bloomberg
Maxwell's defense team also cited her long ties to the US, where she has lived for decades. They're also arguing that Maxwell was covered by Epstein's controversial 2007 non-prosecution agreement which allowed the convicted pedophile to avoid federal sex trafficking charges.
Federal prosecutors called that "absurd," arguing that the current case involved evidence from two new accusers who weren't involved in the prior prosecution - and that their case could become "even stronger" as additional witnesses have come forward to offer evidence against Maxwell.
See the court filing below:
Jul 14, 2020 | www.msn.com
ender Jeffrey Epstein, sought to evade FBI detection by using former British military personnel as personal security and wrapping her cellphone in tin foil in an apparent anti-tracing attempt, federal prosecutors alleged Monday.
When the FBI moved on Maxwell at her estate in New Hampshire about two weeks ago, agents had to break down the door and found Maxwell hiding in a room in the interior of the home, according to a new court filing from the government opposing her release on bail.
The details of her arrest were disclosed as Maxwell, 58, is expected to face a Manhattan judge for the first time on Tuesday for a ruling on the $5 million bail bond package -- with home confinement and GPS monitoring -- that her lawyers proposed last week.
The U.S. attorney's office for the Southern District of New York has maintained that Maxwell, who has citizenship in three countries including the United States, is a flight risk. She was tracked down at the secluded estate in Bradford, N.H., and arrested July 2.
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She was born in France, which does not extradite its own citizens, raising fears among prosecutors that she could leave the country if released and never return to face charges. Authorities have accused her of recruiting underage girls for Epstein to abuse and occasionally participating in criminal sex acts alongside him, saying she "normalized" the idea of having sex with Epstein, her longtime companion, causing lasting psychological and emotional damage to the victims.
Maxwell has denied the allegations, and her attorneys recently said she was estranged from Epstein for a decade before his suicide in August while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges. She faces up to 35 years in prison.
Maxwell, the wealthy daughter of a deceased British media mogul, was so intent on not being located that she never left her house, sending the security staff out "to make purchases for the property" using a credit card they were provided, a guard there allegedly told the FBI, according to Monday's court filing. The guards were hired by Maxwell's brother and worked in "rotations," prosecutors wrote.
"As these facts make plain, there should be no question that the defendant is skilled at living in hiding," Assistant U.S. Attorney Alison Moe wrote.
The U.S. attorney's office noted in its filing that since Maxwell's indictment, investigators "have been in touch with additional individuals who have expressed a willingness to provide information regarding the defendant." The evidence provided by those individuals, who were not identified in the filing, "has the potential to make the Government's case even stronger," it says.
Maxwell's bail proposal involves posting "a multi-million dollar property" in the United Kingdom as collateral -- which prosecutors have deemed essentially useless because the U.S. government could not seize it -- and she has refused to reveal the true extent of her assets to investigators, the filing says.
Maxwell's attorneys argued last week that she was hiding from the media, not the FBI, before her arrest and that she should not be subjected to the risk of contracting the novel coronavirus at the Brooklyn federal jail where she has been held since her transfer from New Hampshire.
Jul 11, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com
An alleged former Jewel thief who says he had group sex with Ghislaine Maxwell but 'drew the line at under-age girls' claims he was forced to watch pedo videos involving 'two high-profile US politicians' and 'two high society figures having a threesome with an under-age girl.'
Whether one believes an anonymous ex-jewel thief's exclusive interview with The Sun is up to the reader. That said, Epstein accuser Maria Farmer claimed there was a ' secret media room ' in the dead pedophile's New York mansion which was full of recording equipment.
What's more, former Israeli spy Ari Ben-Menashe - alleged "handler" of Ghislaine's father, Robert Maxwell, told the authors of Epstein: Dead Men Tell No Tales , that the Epstein was operating a "complex intelligence operation" at the behest of Mossad, and 'filmed US politicians and power players having sex with underage girls to blackmail them.'
Jumping into the salacious claims by the jewel thief, who goes by the name William Steel, the story begins in the mid-1990s when Steel claims he met Epstein in the "upstairs room at a very high-end diamond dealer, the kind of place where only a few people are allowed in at a time."
"I was there doing what I do. I was meeting my fence.
" I saw Jeff with a young girl who looked only about 13 or 14 and he had his hand in the back of her shorts.
"That's what first got my attention.
"She was so young and he was much older. That's when I knew that he was dirty.
" I had about 200,000 dollars worth of jewellery that I was getting rid of and later I struck up a conversation with him .
"He later said the girl he was with was his niece but I called bulls**t on that, telling him I saw what he was doing with her. - The Sun
At some point later, Steel says he met Ghislaine Maxwell - who he says he had sex with on multiple occasions - and wanted to see how she could use him to help Epstein. Steel says he was trying to do the same thing:
"I wouldn't say it was a relationship -- it was all about what she could use me for to help them. Me being a cocky young guy from New York City, seeing their arrogance and their wealth -- I just looked at it as an opportunity to milk them for what I could.
I used to brag about what I was capable of to them."
Steele added that " When I wanted to impress or scare somebody, I'd get my briefcase out and it would have police scanners in it, gloves, lock picks, guns with silencers, " adding "I even owned an ultra-thermic torch which would burn a hole into anything in seconds."
" That impressed Ghislaine and Jeff. "
SEX, LIES AND VIDEOTAPE:
Steel claims that he saw a parade of underage girls 'coming and going' from Epstein's Palm Beach oceanfront mansion, but that he never participated in pedophilic sex acts.
"I only ever had sex with Maxwell and threesomes with her and other adult females," he said. "I suspected what they were doing with the under-age girls, I knew their routine, so when they tried to get me involved, I said, 'No, I'm not into that -- you're not getting me on video doing any of that'."
Steel also says Ghislaine is a "nymphomaniac" who would try "everything and anything in bed."
...he was shown footage involving two high-profile US politicians having sex with minors and two high society figures having a threesome with an under-age girl.
Steel -- who is not being paid for this interview -- also branded Maxwell , 58, who was arrested last week in connection with trafficking young girls, a wild "nymphomaniac" who would try "everything and anything in bed".
He says: " I was forced to watch their videos because they were trying to impress me.
"They wanted to convince me of their power and who they held in their grip.
" They boasted about 'owning' powerful people.
" Ghislaine was more into showing me those than Jeff.
"When you're in a situation like that, you have to pretend to be non- judgmental. But it was shocking. - The Sun
"She said to me that she often thought she needed to do something about Epstein, telling me, 'He is going to be the death of me'" claimed Steel. " So while she protected him and helped him, she was simultaneously plotting against him and trying to distance herself. "
"She knew they could drag each other down," adding "I think she saw herself as the more respectable of the two. She wanted me to do something about Jeff. "
Ghislaine allegedly told Steel she had a "Polanski plan," named after disgraced pedophile and film director Roman Polanski, who fled the US after he was charged with the rape of a 13-year-old girl.
"She told me about her Polanski plan where she would flee to France because they couldn't extradite her," he said, adding "I was surprised to hear she'd been picked up in New Hampshire."
"I want the authorities to know about her plan before her bail hearing."
Steel claims he absconded with evidence - "discs and things they were trying to get rid of," and says he "sent them to the authorities, but I don't know if they did anything with them."
Why he wouldn't make copies is anyone's guess.
Steel said the pair also asked him to help them find girls -- but he refused.
He adds: "Ghislaine was always talking down to people.
"She tried to pull that on me but I told her straight, ' Don't speak to me like you speak to your f***ing staff. I'm doing favours for you guys. You're not talking down to me. I don't give a f how much money you have '.
"They knew I had connections in various places and they offered me money to bring in girls but I never took them up on any of that.
"They told me, 'Whatever the girls want, I can help them with their modelling career if they want that or pay for their education, and it's just massages'.
"And I said, 'Yeah, I'm pretty sure what your massages turn into'.
"And he would just smirk at me and say that I could have what I wanted.
"I said I didn't want that, it's not fair to take advantage of these young girls. It's not right.
" He wanted me to help him with a plan he had to kidnap or pay 100 young girls and take them to an island where he would have sex with them, orgies, use them for blackmail and have babies with them.
"I just told him to shut up. I didn't even realise he was serious until years later.
"For him, at that time, his focus was getting girls that were not from the United States.
" He wanted girls from abroad because he felt they wouldn't know how the criminal justice system in the US works and would be less likely to report him.
"He said he would help look after their families but I said, 'I'm not going to help you ruin a teenage girl's life'. - The Sun
And that, is the rest of the ex-jewel thief's sordid tale.
Jul 09, 2020 | www.unz.com
The Epstein Pedoscandal Mossad Timeline shows in detail how Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell were working for the Israeli intelligence agency, Mossad.
The timeline generated many comments at Unz.com but surprisingly most of them dealt whether Epstein was a pedophile or not. This despite the overwhelming evidence of pedophilia.
Many have also totally missed – or are afraid to notice – the big picture: Israeli intelligence agencies and especially Mossad seem to be running pedophile rings that blackmail Western political, business and scientific leaders.
Furthermore, it seems that Ghislaine Maxwell was and still is the master mind behind many of these pedophile rings.
One of the reasons Epstein and Ghislaine were able to continue sex trafficking with impunity for so long was the appearance that Epstein was a victim of jealous people and overzealous police. Many people thought that Epstein had only had sex with a 17-year old girl who had lied about her age.
This excuse worked well because in Florida the age of consent is 18 while in most other American states it is 16.
Epstein was able to play the martyr by not only claiming that unscrupulous girls had lied their age but also by implying that the age of consent is too high anyway in Florida.
This was also one reason why in New Mexico where Epstein had his Zorro Ranch the officials refused to register him as a sex offender. In New Mexico the age of consent was 16 until in 2018 it was raised to 18.
Furthermore, unlike in many other states, in New Mexico the courts recognize a mistake of age defense.
New Mexico courts recognize a mistake of age defense . The mistake of age defense is basically "I thought she was 17." However, this is no guarantee that this defense will work in court. Moreover, the mistake of age is the creation of judges in the absence of a direct statute addressing the defense. State lawmakers may pass a law overriding the courts on this issue at any time. ( LegalMatch )
In reality the Epstein-Ghislaine case is not whether it is wrong for an adult to have sex with a 17 year old. Instead it is about many other things such as prostitution, grooming, pedophilia and the exploitation of children.
This all is connected to global politics involving sex trafficking, drug and arms trade, money laundering, Ponzi schemes, spy networks and blackmailing for Mossad.
Epstein's victims were caught in a web of international spy network that used them as pawns for blackmail operations. The younger the girls were, the more leverage Israel would have over politicians, billionaires and scientists. Thus Epstein and Ghislaine tried to also recruit girls who were well under the age of 16.
What is more, they personally enjoyed having sex with these very young girls. Both Epstein and Ghislaine seem to have been pedophiles who were attracted to prepubescent girls and boys, i.e. small children.
Pedophilia is defined as:
Pedophilia ( alternatively spelt paedophilia) is a psychiatric disorder in which an adult or older adolescent experiences a primary or exclusive sexual attraction to prepubescent children.   ( Wikipedia )
Note that in order to be a pedophile it is enough to have merely occasional sexual attraction to prepubescent, i.e. sexually immature children who have not yet developed secondary sex characteristics, such as breasts.
Julie Brown from Miami Herald notes that Courtney Wild was only 14 when she was recruited into Epstein's sex ring.Link to Miami Herald
Wild still had braces on her teeth when she was introduced to him in 2002 at the age of 14.
She was fair, petite and slender, blonde and blue-eyed. (emphasis added. Miami Herald )
Julie Brown also notes that Epstein preferred girls who were not only white [and non-Jewish] but also appeared prepubescent.
Wild, who later helped recruit other girls, said Epstein preferred girls who were white, appeared prepubescent and those who were easy to manipulate into going further each time. (Emphasis added. Miami Herald )
For Epstein and Ghislaine it was important that the girls at the very least looked like small children. This is obviously why they preferred girls who were under 16.
Courtney Wild told the police that she brought Epstein over 70 girls and they were all under 16.
By the time I was 16, I had probably brought him 70 to 80 girls who were all 14 and 15 years old (Emphasis added. Miami Herald )
Some girls were even younger. According to the police many were 13 year old.
The girls -- mostly 13 to 16 -- were lured to his pink waterfront mansion by Wild and other girls, who went to malls, house parties and other places where girls congregated, and told recruits that they could earn $200 to $300 to give a man -- Epstein -- a massage, according to an unredacted copy of the Palm Beach police investigation obtained by the Herald. (Emphasis added. Miami Herald )
It is also important to note that even 13 was not the minimum age for Epstein and Ghislaine. In fact, there was no limit to how young the girls could be. Both Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell emphasized that the younger the better.Link to The Daily Beast
Eventually, she said Maxwell trained her to recruit new girls for Epstein.
"Jeffrey was very particular in the kind of girls he wanted. First off, the younger the better ."
Epstein said that to her, Giuffre claimed, and " Maxwell said that too . During the training and telling me how to do it, she said 'You always have to go for the youngest-looking ones .'" (Emphasis added. The Daily Beast )
It seems the primary purpose was not even blackmail since especially Epstein was having sex with these young girls all the time. On some days Epstein was having sex several times a day.
Sex games were more important for Epstein than work. Obviously, he was extremely attracted to these young girls.
Palm Beach multimillionaire Jeffrey Epstein, 54, was accused of assembling a large, cult-like network of underage girls -- with the help of young female recruiters -- to coerce into having sex acts behind the walls of his opulent waterfront mansion as often as three times a day , the Town of Palm Beach police found. (Emphasis added. Miami Herald )Link to Business Insider
In six months, I never saw him do a day's work," Ransome told The Telegraph. "I never saw him work. He was literally sexually abusing us all day long . (Emphasis added. Business Insider )
Ghislaine also seemed to be obsessed with sex. Just like her father, Robert Maxwell she was rumored to be interested in unconventional sex which includes also sex with young children.Link to PageSix
As she [Ghislaine] posed for the pics, which ran in a publication meant to promote Sotheby's vintage fashion collection, she allegedly let slip comments that hinted at a twisted double life.
"She didn't talk about Epstein, but during the shoot she did tell a story about how she just hosted a dinner party for a number of young girls, and she put dildos at each place setting," the source said. "Ghislaine then described how during the dinner two guests, who were a couple, began demonstrating how to do the perfect fellatio on a man for all at the table. She was laughing about it."
"A friend of mine has a whole theory about her, that Epstein was like her father Robert Maxwell, who himself is believed to have had some strange sexual practices." ( Page Six )
The Epstein Mossad-Timeline shows how Ghislaine was most probably trained by Mossad to use sex to gather information. That training would not have been too difficult for her since she was hypersexual. Many even considered her a nymphomaniac.
In fact, even many Israeli Jews – who usually have much fewer sexual taboos than puritan English and Americans – were shocked by her raunchy sexuality.
Flirtatious indeed: I understand from a mutual friend that after school she travelled to Israel and visited a kibbutz; she was immediately ostracised by the other girls for making a rather-too-obvious beeline for the Adonis-like lifeguard at the kibbutz pool. Very quickly she got her way, as she would with much in her life. ( Tatler . Emphasis added.)
Even Ghislaine's friend were sometimes shocked by her open sexuality that so often contrasted with her otherwise lady-like behavior and position in high society.
Ghislaine was, added Mason, 'fantastically entertaining' and 'saucy' – the paper said that she talked openly about sex .
In fact, said another acquaintance who saw her often at parties, she was 'obsessed by sex . She's Sphinx-like, mysterious. The last time I saw her, five, 10 years ago, I said what are you up to? And she said "I'm selling this product – stainless-steel mini dumb-bells – that you put up your fanny. For exercising your vaginal muscles, exercise your pelvic floor, learn the Singapore Grip. I'm giving seminars in LA and they all turn up and I tell them, this is how you keep your man."' ( Tatler . Emphasis added.)
Epstein and Ghislaine were both hypersexual. All kind of sex interested them. Little girls were just part of the menu. Or more specifically, the best – and most profitable – part.
Epstein and Ghislaine were so attracted to young girls that nothing seemed to satisfy them. Perhaps this is why Epstein and Ghislaine created the highly risky sexual pyramid scheme. The girls were offered two alternatives: Either satisfy Epstein and Ghislaine sexually or get more girls to satisfy them.
In this way Epstein and Ghislaine were able to recruit literally hundreds of young girls. However, some of these girls went to the police and the sexual pyramid scheme collapsed.
When Epstein got out of jail in 2009 he had half-learned his lesson: American girls are too risky.
Now Epstein and Ghislaine would only concentrate on East European girls with the help of their Jewish-Ukrainian friend Peter Listerman.Link to the Citizen Truth.org
One of the lesser-known shadowy figures linked to Jeffrey Epstein and his sex ring of teenage girls and young women is Ukrainian-born Peter Listerman, who has worked as a businessman and television presenter but is most known for his "match-making" abilities.
What match-making really means is that Listerman procures women, often underage, for the jet-set society to use for sexual purposes. His "clients" include Russian oligarchs and American businessmen and seems to have also included Jeffrey Epstein. ( Citizen Truth )
Listerman has such a bad reputation that he is shunned even in Ukraine!Peter Listerman is the usual suspect. Link to Fishki.net Do you think I am kidding? I am Peter Listerman! Link to Fishki.net
Tatiana Savchenko, who founded the first modeling school in Odessa, Ukraine explained to the Daily Beast the lengths she had to go to keep Listerman from getting his hands on young women and trafficking them for sex work.
She claimed that he would frequently approach her students and attempt to lure them with promises of a luxurious lifestyle, and that "It took a lot of work to keep him from tricking our teen models in his traps." ( Citizen Truth )
Both Epstein and Listerman were attracted to very young girls. Neither even tried to hide it much. In fact, Epstein was quite open about his attraction to tweens.
Just three months ago, as federal prosecutors were closing in with new charges, Mr. Epstein had a conversation with R. Couri Hay, a publicist, about continuing to improve his reputation. Mr. Epstein asserted that what he was convicted of did not constitute pedophilia, said Mr. Hay, who declined to represent him.
The girls he had sex with were "tweens and teens," Mr. Epstein told him. ( The New York Times )
But what is a tween?
Preadolescent is generally defined as those ranging from age 10 to 13 years.   While known as preadolescent in psychology, the terms preteen, preteenager or tween are common in everyday use. ( Wikipedia )
Epstein was right, of course. What he was convicted of in 2007 did not constitute pedophilia. However, that is precisely one reason why people are so outraged!
Epstein and Ghislaine did not see any problem of recruiting, grooming and having sex also with tweens. And apparently neither did the Justice Department and the FBI led by Robert Mueller !
But it gets even worse. As pointed out in the Epstein Pedoscandal Mossad Timeline , it seems that Epstein and Ghislaine were after even younger girls.
In 2003 Epstein financed Jean-Luc Brunell's(?) and Jeff Fuller's(J) new modelling agency MC2 that seemed to have worked with Peter Listerman.
MC2 obviously refers to the famous Einstein equation E = MC2 , the energy-mass equivalence. Equally obviously, E equals Epstein, the energy, whereas the girls equal MC2, the mass energized by Epstein.Jean-Luc Brunell
Brunell is generally known as the sleaziest man in model business who has long faced accusations that girls were drugged and raped in his employ . Already in the 80s he was the subject of a famous 60 Minutes expose on sexual abuse in the modeling industry
Despite all this – or for the very reason – Epstein invested in MC2 and became particularly close to its founders Brunel and Fuller.
The agency operates in New York, Miami and Tel Aviv. It's in practice half-Israeli.
Many call Israel the capital of human trafficking and organ harvesting .Link to Ynet.com
MC2 concentrates on importing East European girls to Israel and America. The younger the better.Marina Lynchuk of MC2 Lolita Lvola from MC2 Linta Lapinda from MC2
Brunel seems to have given 12-year old triplets to Epstein as a birthday present.Link to Daily Mail
'Jeffrey bragged after he met them that they were 12-year-olds and flown over from France because they're really poor over there, and their parents needed the money or whatever the case is and they were absolutely free to stay and flew out,' Giuffre said.
She said she saw the three girls with her own eyes and that Epstein had repeatedly described to her how the girls had massaged him and performed oral sex on him. They were flown back to France the next day.
It seems that even tweens were not young enough for Epstein.
According to court papers in 2005 Brunel called Epstein and left a message that "he is sending him a 16-year-old Russian girl for purposes of sex". However, the written message says something even worse.
The message, filed as an exhibit in the case, was written on an office message pad, partly in code, and read: "He [Brunel] has a teacher for you to teach you how to speak Russian. She is 2×8 years old not blonde. Lessons are free and you can have your 1st today if you call." ( New York Post )
Does it mean that two eight year olds are involved? Or does 2 x 8 mean to sex 8 year old? (2=to, x=sex)
Why would the lessons be free and why is it relevant that the "teacher" is not a blond?
There is no denying that Epstein and Ghislaine sexualised even small children. This became clear in 2005 when police raided Epstein's Palm Peach mansion.
In one photo that was hanging on the wall a small six or seven year old girl was bending over in a tiny dress. Police blurred out the photo in the video taken during the raid.Link to The Daily Mail
Despite all this only the Russian Television was actively trying to expose Epstein and Ghislaine.
RT aired this video already nine years ago!
The description on the video is even more revealing. It even mentions the 12-year old triplets.
The American TV networks were actively suppressing the story for years.
The American media has also been trying to cover up the fact that Jeffrey Epstein was most probably murdered in his cell. He had to be silenced.
But it gets even worse.
This hung on Ghislaine's home wall.NEW YORK CITY, NY – MARCH 13: Atmosphere at Hamish Bowles, Ghislaine Maxwell and Lillian von Stauffenberg dinner for ALLEGRA HICKS at Home of Ghislaine Maxwell on March 13, 2007 in New York City. (Photo by Patrick McMullan/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images). Link to Getty Images.
The so called artwork seems to be full of pedophile symbols.Link to Wikileaks.org
The quality of the photos taken at Ghislaine's home are so good that even more symbols have been found in her artwork.
For some reason the mainstream media has not picked up on this pedophilia angle. No mainstream media journalist has even tried to ask why would Ghislaine have such art and symbols on her home wall.
This despite the fact that Ghislaine is most probably an Israeli superspy just like was her father, Robert Maxwell. She probably has been trained to use sex – including pedophilia – as a tool for blackmail and manipulation.
At the time in Israel females molesting little boys was not even considered rape.Link to Haaretz.com
Nor have mainstream journalists asked where was Ghislaine when Madeline McCann was abducted.
That would not be an unreasonable question since one of the E-Fit images looks a lot like Ghislaine.Link to Enchanted Life Path.com
Furthermore, two of the E-Fit images (1A, 1B) look like the Podesta brothers. John Podesta was White House Chief of Staff to Bill Clinton and the Chairman of the 2016 Hillary Clinton presidential campaign.
Ghislaine and Epstein were close to the Clintons and the Podesta brothers have been directly linked also to Pizzagate.
https://www.youtube.com/embed/l5AxV1SrTkE?feature=oembedLink to Pizzagate Map created by Tuukka Pensala
Was Ghislaine helping to run also Pizzagate and other pedophile rings for Mossad?
At least she seems to be perfectly trained to do just that. First, her own hypersexuality, family background and possible training by Mossad made it easy for her to master mind the pedophilia ring she run with Epstein.
Second, Ghislaine and Epstein had all the apparel to help run also other pedophile rings: Lolita express airplanes and helicopters, Zorro Ranch in New Mexico and luxury mansions in New York, Palm Peach and Paris.
Even more importantly they had their own island in the Virgin Islands.
In the 90s Epstein bought Little St. James island from the Virgin islands. It had a mansion which Epstein expanded.
Soon locals started to call it the Pedophile Island.Little St. James island. Link to Wall Street Journal article
The island seems to have tunnels with several underground entrances.Underground entrance Link to Twitter
The island also has a strange temple.
We Are Change's Luke Rudkowski and the Dollar Vigilante's Jeff Berwick secretly visited the island but were soon chased out.
Ghislaine has a Helicopter Pilot License and often transported quests to the island.
On the weekends in the 1990s, Maxwell would have her Rollerblades FedExed to Epstein's island in the Caribbean, and said she got her helicopter's license so she could transport anyone she liked without pilots knowing who they were .
Maxwell also said the island had been completely wired for video; the friend thought that she and Epstein were videotaping everyone on the island as an insurance policy, as blackmail.
A source close to Maxwell says she spoke glibly and confidently about getting girls to sexually service Epstein, saying this was simply what he wanted, and describing the way she'd drive around to spas and trailer parks in Florida to recruit them. She would claim she had a phone job for them, "and you'll make lots of money, meet everyone, and I'll change your life."
Maxwell had one other thing to tell this woman: "When I asked what she thought of the underage girls, she looked at me and said, 'they're nothing, these girls. They are trash .'" (Emphasis added. Vanity Fair )
Ghislaine was naturally using Epstein's helicopters. Some of them shared their FAA tail number with a US contractor, Dyncorp . That would have helped Ghislaine and Epstein to fly drugs and children.
FAA records and Epstein's pilot's flight manifest indicate that Epstein's Bell helicopter used the same tail number of N474AW . This was the same tail number used until 2006 by State Department contractor Dyncorp for counter-insurgency operations in Latin America.
The congruence of Epstein's Bell N474AW and Dincorp's Bronco N474AW is noteworthy. In 2002, the year Epstein's aircraft fleet stands accused of flying underage teen girls, some between the ages of 12 and 15 , coincided with Dyncorp's trafficking in underage females between the ages of 12 and 15 from Kosovo and Bosnia in the Balkans.
One Dyncorp whistleblower reported to The Washington Times's Insight magazine's Kelly O'Meara in 2002 the following on one Dyncorp employee in Bosnia:
[he] owned a girl who couldn't have been more than 14 years old. It's a sick sight anyway to see any grown man [having sex] with a child, but to see some 45-year-old man who weights 400 pounds with a little girl, it just makes you sick."
Tail number N474AW has been shared between Epstein's Bell helicopter like the one in this photo. (Emphasis added. Political Bull Pen )
DynCorp's pedophilia ring became internationally infamous with the release of the movie Whistleblower.Link to Wikipedia
Helicopters can always be seen. However, Ghislaine also has a license to operate submarines!
In 2012 – three years after Epstein got out of jail – Maxwell founded The TerraMar Project ,  a nonprofit organization that advocated protecting ocean waters.
She gave a lecture for TerraMar at the University of Texas at Dallas and a TED talk, at TEDx Charlottesville in 2014.  Maxwell accompanied Stuart Beck (J), a 2013 TerraMar board member, to two United Nations meetings to discuss the project.  ( Wikipedia )
In 2014, a United Nations event featured Maxwell as a speaker. According to her bio in the program, Maxwell's "web-based non-profit" aimed "to protect the Oceans by empowering a global community of ocean citizens ." It further described Maxwell as "a private helicopter pilot and an Emergency Medical Technician and a qualified ROV and Deepworker submarine pilot ."
A former Coast Guard officer, Borgerson was also a fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations , which featured Borgerson and Maxwell as speakers during one 2014 talk titled "Governing the Ocean Commons: Growing Challenges, New Approaches." Friends of Maxwell, according to The New York Times , said Borgerson became her boyfriend. Maxwell had allegedly described Borgerson as a " Navy SEAL " to her pals.
Maxwell's dubious charity also roped in the Clinton Global Initiative , the now-defunct networking platform for the Clinton Foundation. In the fall of 2013, CGI named TerraMar as one of the "commitments to action" at their annual meeting. (Emphasis added. Daily Beast )
Did the Pedophile Island have an underground submarine base? Was it a part of global pedophile network?
And was the Ocean Citizens project an attempt to escape national jurisdictions and thus gain at least a partial immunity from police investigations and prosecutions?Link to TerraMar Project
Interestingly, as late as 2016 Epstein bought also the nearby Great St. James Island. He started to build on the island without permits.
There were rumors that he was building underground. For some reason the mainstream media has had no interest in this second island.
Why is the mainstream media not interested in Ghislaine's many links to pedophilia?
Perhaps because Ghislaine has so many powerful friends. The photo of the pedophile artwork on Ghislaine's wall was taken 13 March 2007 during a party at Ghislaine's New York townhouse. The guest list included a curious combination of elite Jews, aristocratic Brits and American WASPs.Atmosphere==
Hamish Bowles, Ghislaine Maxwell and Lillian von Stauffenberg dinner for ALLEGRA HICKS. Home of Ghislaine Maxwell. March 13, 2007©Patrick McMullan. Photo-Patrick McMullan/Patrick McMullan.com. Link to Quick N Dirty
The party was in Ghislaine's huge 7000-square-foot townhouse. It is located in the most opulent and prestigious neighborhood of America, the Upper East Side , New York on East 65th Street just off Park Avenue. Epstein's townhouse was only 10 blocks away.Ghislaine's five story townhouse. Link to Street Easy Ghislaine's townhouse floor plan. Link to Street Easy Ghislaine's townhouse 2nd floor gallery. Link to Street Easy
There are reports from reliable sources that the townhouse was sold in 2000 to Ghislaine by Lynn Forester de Rothschild . The very same woman who had introduced Epstein and Ghislaine to Alan Dershowits and the Clintons in the 90s.
The Manhattan property, which is close to Epstein's mansion, is owned by Lynn Forester de Rothschild, wife of British financier Sir Evelyn de Rothschild. (See The Times and the original article .)
According to Business Insider Forester sold the townhouse to Ghislaine for less than half the price.
Forester sold the mansion for about $8.5 million less than its assessed market value, which was more than $13.4 million.
Was this a pay-off to Ghislaine from the King of Jews, the Rothschilds for services rendered?Hillary Clinton, Evelyn de Rothschild, Bill Clinton and Lynn Forester de Rothschild. Link to Mint Press
It probably is also relevant that at the time of the sale of the townhouse the Prime Minister of Israel was Ehud Barak. In the 80s he had been the head of Aman, the Israeli Military Intelligence Agency. As the Epstein Pedoscandal Mossad Timeline revealed, both Epstein and Ghislaine worked for the Israeli intelligence agencies already in the 80s during the Iran-Contra operation.
Note that it was around year 2000 that Epstein and Ghislaine started the pedophile operation in earnest. In the 80s and 90s blackmail operations were a side show but now it became the main show involving hundreds of young girls.
Sexual blackmail – especially involving little children – can be an extremely efficient way to influence key politicians and even military officials. A successful blackmail operation can achieve more than several army divisions. No wonder Barak was so close to Epstein and Ghislaine.
Furthermore, in 2000 the president of Israel was Moshe Katsev who was sexually harassing and even raping his female subordinates. Later Katsev would be convicted of rape.
It was also in 2000 when the Israeli Vice-Consul of Rio de Janeiro, Arie Scher and Hebrew language Professor George Schteinberg were running a pedophile ring for Israeli tourists. When the Brasilian police started to investigate the Israeli consulate Scher managed to flee back to Israel.Link to Rodoh.info
In Israel Scher was not prosecuted. Instead in 2005 he was promoted to Consul of Canberra, the capital of Australia. A spokesman for the Israeli Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem, Mark Regev explained:
He [Arie Scher] was a young and single man at the time [in Brazil]. Now he is married and he's six years older and there is no reason why he shouldn't make an excellent diplomatic appointment in Australia.
Australia refused to let Scher enter the country.Link to William Bowles Info
The most shocking part of the Arie/Aryeh Scher story is that the mainstream media was not interested. Either the stories have been scrubbed from the internet or no stories were ever written by mainstream journalists except one short story by BBC in 2000 and one even smaller story by The Sydney Morning Herald in 2005. Even more surprisingly Youtube does not seem to have any videos about the Scher case.
No wonder Barak was absolutely convinced that the Western mainstream media would never dare to criticize Israel and its intelligence agencies. Not even when Mossad was running pedophile rings.
It was probably the Israeli leaders Shimon Peres, Ehud Barak and Moshe Katsev together with the ultra-Zionist Mega Group who made sure Epstein and especially the Maxwell family had not only immunity from prosecution but also all the blackmail apparel necessary including luxury townhouses, airplanes, yachts, submarines, ranch and a private island. All, of course, bugged to the hilt.Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak (R) talks to Shimon Peres, Minister of Regional Planning, after Barak's speech at the opening session of parliament in Jerusalem 30 October 2000. AFP PHOTO / SVEN NACKSTRAND (Photo credit should read SVEN NACKSTRAND/AFP/Getty Images) Link to Getty Images
Here the pedophile artwork at Ghislaine's New York townhouse can be seen behind Lillian von Staufenberg who in March 2007 together with Ghislaine and Hamish Bowles organized a dinner party in honor of Allegra Hicks. This at a time when Epstein had already been charged with abusing young girls.Karen Groos, Allegra Hicks, Lillian von Stauffenberg==
Hamish Bowles, Ghislaine Maxwell and Lillian von Stauffenberg dinner for ALLEGRA HICKS. Home of Ghislaine Maxwell, NYC. March 13, 2007 ©Patrick McMullan/Patrick McMullan.com. Link to QuickNDirty
Why would Ghislaine have such a suspicious artwork on her wall knowing that it would probably be photographed during the parties?
Why would Ghislaine and her quests take such a huge risk? Or was it a sign meant to be seen? Was Ghislaine flaunting her power?
Ghislaine and her quests seemed to be absolutely sure that the mainstream media would not dare to ask embarrassing questions.
They were right, of course. The mainstream media knows its place.
However, occasionally some courageous mainstream journalist or editor does try to give hints. Some have even reported on Ghislaine's hyper-sexual reputation and her orgies. It is just that the stories have mostly been scrubbed from the internet.
Fortunately, Whitney Webb from Mintpress has found many of the scrubbed stories. Some of them mention the Mossad connection and others note the orgies. For example, in 2003 a British newspaper, The Evening Standard reported a revealing rumor.
Salacious reports have crossed the Atlantic about Ghislaine hosting bizarre parties at her house to which she invites a dozen or so young girls, then brandishes a whip and teaches them how to improve their sexual techniques.
It seems that Ghislaine was not only a madame to Epstein but also to the ruling elite. This would both explain her popularity and the fact that the media – and especially the American media – dares not to criticize her too much. Not even after her boyfriend Epstein was charged with sex trafficking minors!
Ghislaine's friends are just too powerful. After the March 2007 party the British Daily Mail newspaper was amazed how Ghislaine could still have attracted such creme de la creme of the highest elite. Even more amazingly, the elite was practically swooning over her.Link to Daily Mail
The night before the party, the hostess [Ghislaine] had been inundated with calls from disgruntled socialites, irked that they hadn't received an invitation.
The hostess greeted their objections with her customary charm, but remained unmoved. As always, her list had been carefully edited, and she intended it to stay that way.
Among the select few were Hollywood star Matthew Modine, Kennedy family member Mrs Anthony Radziwill, Peggy Siegel, PR consultant to the stars, and Julie Janklow, heir to a literary dynasty.
There was a Rockefeller on the list, as well as the inevitable countesses, billionaires and New York luminaries.
The guests at the party included also Renee Rockefeller who is married to Mark Rockefeller , the son of ex-Vice President Nelson Rockefeller and nephew of David Rockefeller.Allegra Hicks, Renee Rockefeller==
Hamish Bowles, Ghislaine Maxwell and Lillian von Stauffenberg dinner for ALLEGRA HICKS. Home of Ghislaine Maxwell, NYC. March 13, 2007 ©Patrick McMullan/Patrick McMullan.com. Link to QuickNDirty
David Rockefeller lived at 146 East on the same 65th Street in the Upper East Side as Ghislaine. They were practically neighbors. Ghislaine would have to walk only two minutes to visit David.
David liked to pose for photos in his Beetle Room next to his favorite Picasso painting depicting a nude child "prostitute".David Rockefeller. Link to Jeffrey Harris Desing.com
David was often visited by his close friend Jacob Rothschild, the patriarch of the Rothschild family.
The very same family that got Ghislaine her luxury townhouse next door.The patriarchs, Jacob Rothschild and David Rockefeller. Link to Jeffrey Harris Design.com
As shown by the Epstein Pedoscandal Mossad Timeline both Epstein and Ghislaine continued to move in the highest circles long after Epstein got out of jail. In fact, only last year Ghislaine was invited to a secret writers' retreat hosted by the richest man in the world, Jeff Bezos.Link to The Daily Mail
Not only billionaires but also royalty kept in close contact with Ghislaine.
Prince Andrew was recently interviewed by the BBC about his relationship with Epstein, Ghislaine and their sex slave Virginia Roberts.
Amazingly, Andrew claimed she has no recollection of Epstein's and Ghislaine's sex slave, Virginia Roberts. This despite the fact that they were photographed together!Prince Andrew, Virginia Roberts and Ghislaine Maxwell. Link to Daily Mail Link to The Sun.com
Hardly anybody believes Andrew. The queen had no choice but to sack his own son.Link to Daily Mail
Andrew got sacked because he was caught in a lie.
Andrew claimed he could not have had sex with the 17-year old Virginia in 2001 because he had stayed with the British consul general.
The problem is the consul general does not recall Andrew staying with him.Link to Daily Mail
Curiously, most of the mainstream media has forgotten that it was Ghislaine who recruited and manipulated Virginia Roberts to become a sex slave.
Even the BBC forgot this crucial fact despite Andrew mentioning Ghislaine many times during the interview.
Time and again, the Prince invoked his friendship with Maxwell, 57, daughter of disgraced media tycoon Robert Maxwell, as the reason he came into paedophile Epstein's orbit.
Asked when he last saw Maxwell, Andrew said his last contact was 'earlier this year, funnily enough', when she 'was here doing some rally'. ( Daily Mail )
Andrew claimed to have met Ghislaine last spring. In fact, they met in June just after US prosecutors reopened the case against Epstein.
The Duke of York held a meeting with Ghislaine Maxwell in London two weeks after US prosecutors announced they wanted to reopen their investigation into Jeffrey Epstein.
The meeting took place on or about June 5, the day before Ms Maxwell took part in a four-day charity motoring rally from London to Monte Carlo.
Did Ghislaine demand that Andrew help make sure that the her own parallel case would not be reopened?
After meeting Andrew she literally disappeared from the face of the earth.Link to Daily Mail
The ex-socialite has not been seen since although rumours have placed her in Brazil, France, the American mid-West and even the UK.
'No one knows where she is,' a lawyer for one of Epstein's victims said last night. 'She's done the greatest disappearing act known to man – or woman.' ( Daily Mail )
Shockingly, during the BBC interview Prince Andrew mentioned Ghislaine many times and seemed to be proud of their friendship. Despite this the interviewer did not dare to ask questions about their relationship.
Was this a message to all: Leave Ghislaine alone.
Ghislaine is obviously protected not only by the royal family but also by the whole ruling elite. No wonder that she has the Get-Out-of-Jail-Free card .
Ghislaine also tries to protect other Epstein associates.Link to Daily Mail
Prince Andrew is now afraid to go to the US.Link to BBC story and video
Five women who accuse Jeffrey Epstein of abusing them say Prince Andrew witnessed how people were given massages at the sex offender's homes.
The lawyer for the women has told BBC Panorama he plans to serve subpoenas to force the Duke of York to testify as a witness in all five cases.
He says the prince could have important information about sex trafficking. ( BBC )
The BBC has now finally zoomed in on Ghislaine.
Another Epstein victim, Sarah Ransome told Panorama Ghislaine Maxwell, one of Prince Andrew's oldest friends, worked hand in hand with Epstein.
"Ghislaine controlled the girls. She was like the Madam," she said.
"She was like the nuts and bolts of the sex trafficking operation and she would always visit Jeffrey on the island to make sure the girls were doing what they were supposed to be doing.
"She knew what Jeffrey liked. She worked and helped maintain Jeffrey's standard by intimidation, by intimidating the girls, so this was very much a joint effort."
Ms Maxwell could not be reached for comment but has previously denied any involvement in or knowledge of Epstein's abuse. ( BBC )
But the American media is still not interested in Ghislaine.
What the American mainstream media always willfully forgets is that Ghislaine Maxwell is the key person and mastermind behind the whole pedo sex trafficking operation.
The key role of Ghislaine is not surprising. After all, her father was an Israeli super spy, Robert Maxwell.
But perhaps this is the very reason why the American media is not interested.
For years Ghislaine has been at the center of a vast pedophile sex trafficking network. But still to this day the American police has never dared to even interview her.
She simply knows too much.
Jul 09, 2020 | turcopolier.typepad.com
In the wake of - and in spite of - his death, France began a preliminary investigation of Epstein for rape, etc., last year. He had an apartment in Paris and was returning to the US from there when he was arrested in New Jersey in July, 2019.
Could this answer speculation as to why Ghislaine Maxwell chose to settle here in the US instead of France?
FakeBot , 08 July 2020 at 07:03 PMLeith , 08 July 2020 at 07:10 PM
I can't make heads from tails here until I see more done. Clayton still has to get confirmed and Ghislaine has to be made to talk. That's just a start.
Part of me thinks they could all be scoundrels, one no better than the next. Knowing what I know about Jared Kushner's father has made me believe the worst. I'd like to think. We'll see.
She has hired Christian Everdell for her defense. "He was named one of New York's 2019 Super Lawyers for white collar criminal defense." He used to be an Assistant US Attorney for SDNY where he helped convict El Chapo of the Sinaloa drug cartel.
A former colleague says he will do what is in the best interests of the client, but no doubt he will be talking to her about the benefits of becoming a cooperating witness.
turcopolier , 08 July 2020 at 07:26 PM
...She will sing to avoid dying in prison (she would make a splendid laundress).
turcopolier , 08 July 2020 at 07:31 PM
She personally molested a lot of these girls. She used sex toys and her fingers on their genitals to "train" them. That's all right by you?
Jul 09, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com
Authored by Steve Watson via Summit News,
An acquaintance of Ghislaine Maxwell has told reporters that the socialite has secret video footage of Prince Andrew that was filmed during her time as Jeffrey Epstein's so called 'madam'.
Christina Oxenberg told The Sun that Andrew, the British Queen's son, "is one of many johns, all of whom were videotaped by Ghislaine."
"He is not a victim here, but Ghislaine was never his friend, she was taping him," Oxenberg added, noting that "Friends don't tape friends."
Oxenberg is the daughter of Princess Elizabeth of Yugoslavia, making her Prince Andrew's cousin.
She told reporters that she believes Maxwell is seeking to trade information with the FBI, and possibly the videos to save herself.
"I think she thinks she can get out, obviously she's planning on trading [information]," Oxenberg said.
Oxenberg says she was interviewed by the FBI last year in regards to the case, and that she is willing to testify against Maxwell.
The report claims that the royal said Maxwell previously bragged to her about obtaining underage girls under Epstein's influence.
"I will definitely be there to remind her that in '97, she told me copious amounts," Oxenberg said.
It is not clear if Oxenberg is the same person who was cited anonymously in another report this week claiming that Maxwell has secret sex tapes that "could implicate some twisted movers and shakers."
"If Ghislaine goes down, she's going to take the whole damn lot of them with her," the source told the Daily Mail .
As we highlighted last week, a lawyer for one of Epstein's accusers thinks that Ghislaine Maxwell could reveal a "bigger name" involved in Epstein's pedophile network in order to secure a plea deal following her arrest.
"I'm sure that Ghislaine's attorneys will try to make a deal where she speaks out about a bigger name to get reduced charges for herself," said Lisa Bloom
Jul 08, 2020 | turcopolier.typepad.com
- " they also noted that she had been hiding out on a 156-acre property in Bradford. She lived in an estate with "a fabulous barn for hoedowns, square dances, and hay rides," according to the property site Zillow ." BG
- " Maxwell, a citizen of three countries, apparently bought the home in an all-cash purchase at the end of December through an anonymous LLC, a prosecutor's memo said. The LLC has a Boston-based mailing address, according to public records.
- " We had been discreetly keeping tabs on Maxwell's whereabouts ," said William F. Sweeney Jr., the assistant director in charge of the FBI's New York office, at a press conference. "More recently we learned she had slithered away to a gorgeous property in New Hampshire, continuing to live a life of privilege while her victims live with the trauma inflicted upon them years ago." The memo said she had been "hiding out in locations in New England" for the past year ." BG
When I was a kid I used to drive my father back and forth from Sanford, Maine to Grenier, AFB at Manchester, NH. He had a retirement job at the base (long closed) as the budget analyst for the facility. He never learned to drive. Central New Hampshire is a forested and somewhat gloomy land both east and west of Manchester. Bradford looks to be 40 miles NW of Manchester. I never had any reason to go west of Manchester into the center of the state. All of central NH is a land of coniferous forest and tiny villages like Bradford. South of Manchester the scene is dominated by immigrants from Massachusetts centered around a big town, Nashua. The actual locals in greater NH refer to them as Massholes. They moved to NH to escape MA taxes.
A million bucks for 156 acres of pine and fir with a nice house and the wondrous barn mentioned above? Sounds like a great deal to me, even in an all cash deal. A million dollars wouldn't get you anything like that where I live at Alexandria in Occupied, Virginia now ruled by the Quisling Northam. So, who set up the dummy LLC through which the property was acquired? A law firm, right? And who found the place? Were they steered to this property by the FBI?
The FBI in NY gave a presser and handed out a memo on the "score." Why the NY City office of the FBI? My WAG would be that they have had one or more sources on the books in NY City telling them where she has been since her "disappearance," and keeping them up to date on her activities and location. Who? There must be at least one lawyer in the mix. A lot of lawyers would "rat out" a client in a heartbeat if approached by the FBI. They know the cost of refusing to cooperate.
The FBI brought the NYPD as well as the local flics to make this arrest? Why did they do that? I just checked in Wikipedia and Bradford has not been ceded to NY City.
My uber WAG would now be that she probably never left the US. In an age of digital passport controls at frontiers it is not easy to move around internationally without being reported electronically. I suppose she could have sneaked across the Canada/US border in northern New England, but she doesn't look the type for spooking around in some little border town or hiking through the Maine woods. And, the Canadians would have noticed her when she arrived at one of their airports even by private jet.
No, on balance I would bet that all the stuff about her residence in Israel or France is probably hot air, but I could be wrong. pl
FakeBot , 08 July 2020 at 11:08 AMOilman2 , 08 July 2020 at 12:06 PM
She could have escaped the country. Carlos Ghosn had escaped prosecution in Japan by hiding in a box taken aboard a private plane, eventually finding his way to Lebanon.
Perhaps she felt she was untouchable. Or maybe Israel, where she would have been protected against extradition to the US, wasn't safe for her.
What I still can't grasp is the whole Berman/Clayton situation. There's no question she could have been arrested sooner. It seems Berman was blocking her arrest. Also there is a lot of resistance to Clayton's nomination. Even Senator Lindsay Graham, who has become something of an ally to Trump, has come out in opposition to it. It's very strange.walrus , 08 July 2020 at 04:28 PM
You aren't the only person thinking this strongly enough to write about it:
It has enough irregularity in it to remind me of JFKjr plane crash. If she truly has the same goods as JE, then it would require days of testimony and corroboration, months even, along with locating and reviewing said actual physical evidence. It would not take a few days post-arrest; legal matters simply take forever at this level, and the more lawyers the longer it takes whether civil or criminal.
This reeks to me of a cover story for someone who had their ears pinned back months or years ago by one team or the other.
I don't know but I suspect she calculated that she was safer in America than elsewhere. I think she was probably concerned about the British more than anyone else. Prince Andrew is a chump, but a Royal one.
I would expect that the FBI and perhaps her lawyers also lulled her into a false sense of security. - designed to keep her "within range" and perhaps over time she becomes careless enough to reveal the location of hidden evidence.
In my darkest moods I suspect she now needs to be "dealt with", perhaps to remove spoiling opportunities with one or more Democratic party candidates.
I am concerned for her safety. I am especially concerned that she be kept totally isolated from the rest of the prison population. We had a "super grass" crook - Carl Williams in jail here. He was singing about judicial corruption. He was inexplicably transferred to a unit shared with two homicidal inmates who murdered him. I say "inexplicable" since the prison governor responsible then went deer hunting near here and has not been seen since.
turcopolier , 08 July 2020 at 04:32 PM
"What I still can't grasp is the whole Berman/Clayton situation. There's no question she could have been arrested sooner." Of course you "grasp it." Democrat big-wigs will be implicated if she talks. It is amusing how much this affair resembles the TeeVee Series "Billions."
NY is a caricature of the show.
Posted by: turcopolier , 08 July 2020 at 04:32 PM
Jul 07, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com
For the first time in her privileged life, ex-socialite Ghislaine Maxwell is living in conditions described by one judge in 2016 as similar to a 'prison on Turkey or a Third World Country.'
The 58-year-old Maxwell was arrested after hiding out in a lavish four-bedroom, four-bathroom mansion in New Hampshire, which Bloomberg notes sports views of the Mount Sunapee foothills from every room.
After being initially booked in New Hampshire on multiple charges related to trafficking underage girls for the sexual gratification of dead pedophile Jeffrey Epstein, Maxwell was transferred on Monday to New York's Metropolitan Detention Center (MDC) - home to over 1,600 male and female detainees which was built at the turn of the 20th century and used during both world wars, according to Bloomberg .
No one wants to go to jail, but the conditions described at the MDC have been the subject of numerous complaints and scrutiny that rival the rat-infested federal lockup in Lower Manhattan where Epstein was held.
In early 2019, hundreds of inmates at the MDC were locked shivering in their cells for at least a week after an electrical fire knocked out power in the building. The inmates spent some of the coldest days of that winter in darkness, largely without heat and hot water. - Bloomberg
One inmate, Derrilyn Needham, has been incarcerated at MDC since last November along with 30 other women who slept in bunk beds. Needham said social distancing was difficult, and that for three days starting April 23, the women were on "lockdown on our bunk beds, not able to leave our bunks except to use the bathroom or shower.
She added that they hadn't been given gloves, hand sanitizer or disinfectant wipes - and that despite symptoms of COVID-19, the assistant warden said she couldn't receive a test for the virus.
According to The Intercept , " The number of reported coronavirus symptoms far exceeds the number of tests MDC has performed ." In May, the facility came under fire for allegedly destroying medical records "as part of a deliberate effort to obscure the number of incarcerated people infected with the coronavirus."
The report , filed Thursday as part of a putative class-action lawsuit by people held in custody at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn, casts doubt on assertions by the Bureau of Prisons , which runs the jail, and the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District, which serves as counsel for the bureau. The Bureau of Prisons and federal prosecutors have insisted in court that the situation at the jail is under control. But the medical examiner's report -- which contradicted prison assertions that Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines were being followed -- suggests that the six people in custody who have tested positive for the disease likely represent the tip of the iceberg . - The Intercept
After the pandemic began, the detention center was deemed "ill-equipped" to deal with the spread of COVID-19 by former chief medical officer for the city's jails, Homer Venters, who says he's "concerned about the ongoing health and safety of the population," and slammed administrators for failing to adequately deal with the pandemic.
That said, MDC has been on the receiving end of criticism over its conditions long before coronavirus was an issue.
Cheryl Pollak, the federal magistrate in Brooklyn, has repeatedly voiced concerns about the MDC after reviewing a report by the National Association of Women Judges, who visited the facility and found that 161 female inmates were housed 24 hours a day, seven days a week, in two large rooms that lacked windows, fresh air or sunlight and weren't allowed out to exercise. - Bloomberg
"Some of these conditions wouldn't surprise me if we were dealing with a prison in Turkey or a Third World Country," Pollak said during a 2016 hearing. "It's hard for me to believe it's going on in a federal prison."
White Nat , 30 minutes agoJamesJOMeara , 4 hours ago
Multiple charges related to trafficking underage girls for the sexual gratification of dead pedophile Jeffrey Epstein. These charges barely scratch the surface of what Maxwell and Epstein were guilty of.
- Special Episode 11 Yuri interviews Whitney Webb on the Epstein scandal & partners in crime 1 of 3 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eNBQx8w73m0
- Special Episode 12 Yuri interviews Whitney Webb on the forces behind the Epstein scandal 2 of 3 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15484KBGFrQ
- Special Episode 13 Yuri interviews Whitney Webb on the Epstein scandal & partners in crime 3 of 3 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C0JgCJN5N8kOCnStiggs , 4 hours ago
Anyone who thinks "Barr finally let the hammer down!" needs to ask themselves, if Maxwell is Public Enemy #1, why would they casually, matter of factly, ho-humly, stick her in the same lousy facility where 1. her partner Epstein mysterious croaked, and which 2. just happens to be filled with Corvid-19 cases. Why not stick her in an army base a la Frankie Five Angels? (Oops, that didn't work out either). Or some cell in Oklahoma? It's an obvious set up for her demise (though only a real crank would think the whole Corvid-19 was a set-up for this from the start.....) Oh, and by the way, that obviously isn't Ghislaine Maxwell.MsCreant , 4 hours ago
Think outside the box:
If you wanted TOTAL and complete cooperation from Epstein's close associate, why not threaten her with the same fate as her boss? In fact, perhaps Epstein was sacrificed simply to put pressure on Maxwell.
She is the literal walking-talking black book who knows everything and everyone. She knows more than Epstein. She set everything up. Ever wonder why she stayed in the states? My guess, the Feds got to her 12 months ago and have been monitoring her calls since then. They have already worked out a plea bargain with her. And the woman seen going into a lock up? A double or Maxwell before they walk her out the front door and into a cab.
NOTHING can stop what is coming. NOTHING.SubjectivObject , 4 hours ago
"The Latest Flu Hoo Hoo" posted a document below that is supposed to be the indictment. If true, it does not go into near enough detail.
Copy paste from below:
2020-095.pdf Ghislaine Maxwell Indictment, July 2, 2020 (7.1MB)
No other people, blackmail, intercourse, narrow number of years, there's nothing honey.Roger Casement , 3 hours ago
- potemkin prisons
- potemkin fedgov
- potemkin countrySubjectivObject , 10 minutes ago
It takes a village ...the latest flu hoo hoo , 5 hours ago
it takes a pillageMsCreant , 4 hours ago
..G.M. sealed indictment:
2020-095.pdf Ghislaine Maxwell Indictment, July 2, 2020 (7.1MB)Justapleb , 5 hours ago
If accurate, this is outrageous and NOT NEARLY ENOUGH on so many dimensions.
- No one "intercoursed" anyone?
- No one "oral sexed" anyone?
- They only "touched" breasts and genitals?
- Only Ghisalaine and Jeff? No one else was involved at all?
- Only the years 94-97?
- No blackmail?
Is Acosta still on the case here? What the Intercourse Batman!
Someone needs to go down HARD for this bull ****.
Where is the ******* press? This should not be allowed to stand.Cigarshopper , 5 hours ago
Clever deceptive wording. She's been arrested on charges "related to" sex trafficking underage kids. Not charges FOR sex trafficking of underage kids. If she got a parking ticket while kidnapping, raping, and killing a child, that parking ticket would be "related to" the murder.
Look how she is not charged for the sex trafficking itself! This is obviously a limited hangout. The documentary got the general public asking why she was living high on the hog, scot free.
So this is to placate the public more than tighten any screws.JLM , 6 hours ago
After a life of luxury and then a night in the New York's Metropolitan Detention Center, you know she's told her lawyer to start wheeling and dealing to get her out of that hellhole. She'll be giving everybody up and handing over everything she has on the people who came through all of Epstein's properties. Maxwell couldn't make it through a year at this place or any federal penitentiary. With the entire world knowing what her proclivities are she'll be licking the pussies of every inmate locked up where ever she's sent.joep3joep3 , 7 hours ago
Imagine putting a person of her status in a third world hole after engaging in crimes that could not in her wildest dreams ever be held accountable for. It was her right to do it "her way". How dare the world interfere... . This is not right.Roger Casement , 7 hours ago
I spent a weekend in Manhattan detention. I was one of the worst experiences in my life, all from a dui. Cockroaches, smells like piss, nowhere to lay down, metal benches, people screaming on drugs, gang members and very cold.
On the bright side, I got free representation lawyer, because everyone gets a free lawyer. That's the way they make money. Free lawyers that charge the state.Fireman , 7 hours ago
******** Produced by Ewen Cameron Directed by Tavistock,
Who was the spy Robert Maxwell ? What treachery did he commit? Who did he work for? The Magic Circle. Who did he work for, really?Crime Ideas Always , 7 hours ago
Jizzlaid does Midnight Excess....
You're not taking me to the sanatorium!
"Some of these conditions wouldn't surprise me if we were dealing with a prison in Turkey or a Third World Country," Pollak said during a 2016 hearing. "It's hard for me to believe it's going on in a federal prison."
translation: It's not good for "expensive" juice https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ncbaQiK_NGwfersur , 8 hours ago
This is all complete BS. Unless she is retarded, she never would have been in the US.BaNNeD oN THe RuN , 7 hours ago
Racheal Chandler Is The Centerpiece *PizzaGate
Racheal Chandler is a centerpiece for the entire deep state elite. She connects the Clintons and their Foundation, Jeffrey Epstein, The Royal Family , Hollywood & Government Leaders around the world. She references Spirit Cooking.
Trying her to Marina Abramovic and PizzaGate. She was photographed with Prince Andrew and Ghislaine Maxwell. Hollywood connects her to James Rothschild. Through Paris Hilton's sister Nicky marrying him. Her family owning the Los Angeles Times for over 100 Years, and getting her start at the Standard Hotel Chain.
So not only should Prince Andrew be worryed the list of names run long. The sick ties with Epstein & Ghislaine should open eyes. The best is yet to come the elite time is up.cleg , 9 hours ago
Predator Lives Matterthe latest flu hoo hoo , 9 hours ago
They will throw Prince Andrew to the wolves....maybe a mid level banker or two. That 's it. Move along....nothing o see hereAble Ape , 9 hours ago
..it's a thin line...
We immediately noticed a peculiarity about the indictment document provided by Strauss. It covered only a brief 4-year period, running from 1994 through 1997. One of the main accusers of Maxwell, Virginia (Roberts) Giuffre, has credibly indicated in previous court filings that Epstein and Maxwell sexually abused her "between 1999 and 2002." That should lengthen the scope of the indictment by five additional years.
The Southern District of New York, home to some of the biggest and most powerful Wall Street banks and their attorneys, who cycle in and out of jobs in that office, might have a strong reason to want to keep Giuffre's claims out of this case. Giuffre has stated the following in a previous court filing against Epstein:
"In addition to being continually exploited to satisfy Defendant's every sexual whim, Plaintiff was also required to be sexually exploited by Defendant's adult male peers, including royalty, politicians, academicians, businessmen, and/or other professional and personal acquaintances most of these acts of abuse occurred during a time when Defendant knew that Plaintiff was approximately 15, 16 and 17 years old "
Indicative of how things work in the Southern District of New York, Maxwell's lawyer in the case is Christian Everdell of Cohen & Gresser. Everdell spent almost a decade as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in that office before arriving at Cohen & Gresser in 2017.
There is an abundance of evidence to be suspicious of how the U.S. Attorney's office is handling this case. It is 14 years that the Justice Department has been sitting on the case against Maxwell.
The Palm Beach, Florida Police Chief, Michael Reiter, handed a deeply investigated case against Epstein and Maxwell over to the FBI in July of 2006 according to the intrepid reporting of Julie K. Brown in the Miami Herald in November of 2018. Brown indicated that it took just eight months of FBI interviews for the U.S. Attorney's office in Florida to have a 53-page Federal indictment ready to file against Epstein involving sexual assaults against dozens of underage girls.
But the indictment was never filed. A "deal" was worked out by then U.S. Attorney, Alex Acosta, and Epstein's well-connected lawyers. Federal charges were dropped against Epstein and he was allowed to plead guilty to only Florida state charges: one count of soliciting sex from a minor and one count of soliciting sex from an adult woman. Epstein was able to serve just 13 months in jail while also given a work release program to sit in his well-appointed office 12 hours a day, and driven around by his chauffeured limo. The deal was so outrageously constructed that it even denied his victims knowledge of the terms of the deal.
It was only because of the public outrage that was unleashed by Brown's reporting in the Miami Herald and her emotional personal video interviews with Epstein's victims, that the Justice Department was forced to bring new charges in 2019. Those charges were brought by the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York, the same office that just indicted Maxwell.
https://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/article221404845.htmlMurph , 10 hours ago
This whole thing smells... Why wasn't she taken out when Jeffy exited the stage in some form or another... You can't tell me that nobody knew where she was... Nothing makes sense about this...fersur , 10 hours ago
What I genuinely don't understand is that, given Maxwell's power and connections, given the total corruption of the alphabet agencies, how was she not spirited away to Israel and given a new identity? Instead she's arrested without trouble on American soil. I truly don't get it.fersur , 10 hours ago
Unedited - WTF made into f-li-ck !
Ghislaine Maxwell seems to be going through hell right now, only she doesn't want you to know it danielgbates Jul 4
'What the flick is going on seriously, what the flick', said the English woman's voice. It was minutes before the first appearance for Ghislaine Maxwell at federal court in New Hampshire was due to start and the voice unexpectedly came on the dial-in line for journalists. The voice appeared extremely upset and said: 'I don't understand'. She repeated it again but broke down in tears and couldn't finish the word. I heard her say 'I'm trying' but all you could hear was sobbing. A court officer came on and said: 'Please mute your lines, people' and she was gone. By the time the hearing began she was a different person, calm and composed, her working class accent replaced by the familiar cut glass English voice telling the world: I'm in control.
But what we heard moments before appeared to be Ghislaine Maxwell caught on a hot mic, unaware that dozens of journalists, including me, were listening in to her. She sounded confused and in complete disbelief.
For somebody who has lived in privilege her whole life, you can imagine that this did not compute. Plucked from her $1m, 156-acre New Hampshire estate at 8.30am by FBI agents, she was now appearing in a federal court via video link from the Merrimack county jail. How could this happen to me. This isn't right. I don't understand, or as she apparently put it: 'Seriously, what the flick?'
You can't help but feel that Maxwell is having a taste of what her alleged victims have been going through for years. A feeling that you are no longer in control of your own life, a feeling that your sense of power has been stripped away from you. Both sound horrible and like nothing anyone should ever go through but, as her alleged victims no doubt see it, they couldn't happen to a nicer person.
I really hope that the federal authorities ensure that Maxwell lives to face a trial. After such a long wait her victims deserve that much, and she deserves due process (an unpopular view among some, perhaps, but everyone deserves it, even terrorists). Maxwell denies all the allegations that she was Epstein's 'madam' who arranged underage girls for him to have sex with, and sometimes took part in the abuse. But the evidence against her is compelling and you just have to look at the flight logs from Epstein's planes to raise serious questions. How will she answer this? 'Tell me Miss Maxwell, what were you doing flying 815 times between 1995 and 2007 on a private jet called the Lolita Express with a man who in 2009 became a registered sex offender who had admitted having raped underage girls?'
I suspect that the timing of Maxwell's arrest has to do with the compensation scheme for Epstein's victims starting taking applications a week before, on June 25. Under the programme, victims of Epstein can submit their cases for money from his estate with all $650m apparently up for grabs and no upper cap. But there is one catch: the victims have to stay any civil action against Epstein's estate in order to get the money. Until Maxwell was charged it meant they had to make the awful choice between compensation and chasing justice through the civil courts. That was essentially a re-run of Epstein's 2008 sweetheart plea deal only this time they had to give their approval to it (which in some ways is worse). But now Maxwell has been indicted there is no conflict: they can stay their civil cases and watch as Maxwell's case works its way through the courts. It must be a huge relief for them all.
The two perjury charges against Maxwell show that her arrogance has been one of the things that brought her down. Epstein invoked his Fifth Amendment during every deposition and walked out when asked about the shape of penis (egg shaped, if you're curious -- you have attorney Spencer Kuvin to thank for that gem). Maxwell wasn't as crafty and at one point banged a table in frustration at the 'lies' being told about her. She lost her head and lost her cool and said 'I don't know what you're talking about' when asked if Epstein had a scheme to recruit underage girls. Asked if she knew Epstein used sex toys in sexual activities, she said 'no'. According to federal prosecutors, these were both lies, and she was talking under oath. Why didn't she just keep her mouth shut and plead the Fifth? To me it's baffling.
1 of 2 !Stravaig , 10 hours ago
2 of 2 !
One of the really sweet ironies about Epstein killing himself (at least, that's what the autopsy said) is that it almost certainly made Maxwell's arrest more likely. Much has been written about how Epstein did his best to shaft his victims by setting up a trust to manage his financial affairs in the USVI two days before he died. That didn't work out because was we now know they could get all his (declared) money in compensation. But the real kicker is that with his death the no.1 target of the FBI's investigation became Maxwell. Would she have been arrested if he was still alive? Maybe, but it was far less likely.
With his final act Epstein stuck a knife in the back of the person who was one his girlfriend and right hand woman. That's loyalty for you.
Bearing that in mind why wouldn't Maxwell talk to the prosecutors to save herself? It's not like Epstein is still around for her to protect, and even if he was, do you think she'd care? And if Maxwell is talking then, oh boy, that makes this case even more interesting. In a mafia investigation you'd get the guys lower down the ladder first and them to build a case against the boss. But if you've already got the boss, who do you use her to get?Bastiat , 10 hours ago
But why is she in the US anyway? Was she kept here? Who has what plans for her and her knowledge?Felix da Kat , 10 hours ago
Maybe she's be "laundered" through the US "justice" system.progro , 10 hours ago
Ghislaine (S is silent) Maxwell is the youngest of ten siblings (two of whom have passed away.)
Father was Jewish (non-observant,) her mother, Anglican. All children were raised Anglican by their not-so-strict mother. The children enjoyed a wildly privileged upbringing akin to that of the Royals.
Ghislaine's father, the 6'4" Robert Maxwell, led a colorful life but over-reached and his publishing empire began to crack. He died in 1991 after falling overboard from his 180' motor yacht, "Lady Ghislaine," (named for his favorite child.) He suffered a heart attack (probably while struggling to climb back aboard) and drowned.
Ghislaine was said to be the apple of his eye.
The fate of Ghislaine is sad, really. It didn't have to be that way. She fell under the spell of Epstein. Epstein was the wealthy father figure coveted by Ghislaine to fill in the void left by her father's death.
Growing up, she was "Daddy's precious girl." After the death of her father in '91 when she was 29, she longed for that bond of closeness and security which she saw in surrogate Epstein. But Epstein used her and abused her for his own gratification and surely coerced her into fulfilling the "pimp" role that Epstein required to live the prurient life he demanded.
Ghislaine is not without significant guilt but she was not the ringleader; that was Epstein. I predict she won't be sentenced as severely as many would like. And rightly so because Epstein prodded her into doing much of, if not all of what she did that was criminal. She needed Epstein; he was her oxygen.
That said, the crime of pedophilia and corruption of minors is a reprehensible crime for which she must pay.
"Mercy to the criminal is violence to the victim"
NH property location: 43.217254, -71.997862 Google maps for birds eye viewStanley Kubrick , 10 hours ago
Don't be an apologist. Many people have bad upbringings and turn out to be outstanding members of our community.
Because she was a spoiled brat and was the daughter of an embezzler gives her a break with the lack of judgement she had?f society , 10 hours ago
"Ghislaine's father, the 6'4" Robert Maxwell, led a colorful life but over-reached and his publishing empire began to crack."
You mean, Robert Maxwell aka "the bouncing Czech"? The man behind the $500 million dollar pension-fraud scandal?
Revisionist history.FreeMoney , 7 hours ago
I get the pessimism, but this time feels different...
REPORT: Epstein Associate Ghislane Maxwell Possesses "Stash of Pedophile Sex Tapes"
She will absolutely sell everyone out for a plea deal.
I think both Epstein and his Mossad handler Gislane, will have multiple backups of incriminating evidence on hundreds of politicians, judges, academics, celebrities, and business leaders ( not the shareholders, but the hired guns ), for exactly this set of circumstances.
Jul 07, 2020 | turcopolier.typepad.com
The first New York City court appearance for Ghislaine Maxwell may be Friday, July 10
By Robert Willmann
(Update, Tuesday, 7 July: The hearing is now set for Tuesday morning, 14 July)--
After being arrested in Bradford, New Hampshire last Thursday, before the Fourth of July weekend, Ghislaine Maxwell, charged with helping Jeffrey Epstein abuse underage girls, may have her arraignment, initial appearance, and bail hearing in Manhattan, New York City on Friday afternoon, 10 July.
In a letter dated and filed in the federal court on Sunday, 5 July, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York (SDNY) said that when in New Hampshire Maxwell had what would have been a brief appearance before a judge. This is required after an arrest, and is to occur "without unnecessary delay" .--
The government asked that Maxwell be detained in custody until a trial, in a paper filed the day of the arrest. The motion for detention contains a few items of interest. She was born in France and is a citizen of and appears to have passports for at least France, Britain, and the U.S. The request for detention says: " Based on the Government's investigation to date, the Government has identified more than 15 different bank accounts held by or associated with the defendant from 2016 to the present, and during that same period, the total balances of those accounts have ranged from a total of hundreds of thousands of dollars to more than $20 million"--
The criminal indictment of Maxwell, which was unsealed the day of the arrest on 2 July, charges a curious time period of only "at least in or about 1994, up to and including at least in or about 1997", and refers to only three victims--
The very limited written criminal charge can of course be seen as an opening gambit by the prosecution, since it can be expanded in a superseding indictment.
The letter filed with the court clerk identifies Christian Everdell as the current attorney for Maxwell; he had been a federal prosecutor in the SDNY for nearly 10 years . In court documents a familiar surname appears as one of the SDNY co-prosecutors for the federal government -- Maurene Comey -- who was in the same role in the aborted prosecution of Jeffrey Epstein. The legal communities in New York City and Washington D.C. are two little clubs that sometimes tend to overlap.
If a court hearing takes place Friday, it will probably duplicate some of what happened in New Hampshire on 2 July. The big issue at this time is whether Ghislaine Maxwell will remain in custody or be released on bail under some specific conditions. Her arrest was described in an article in the British Daily Mail newspaper .
Documents from the 2 July court proceeding in New Hampshire have now been filed in the SDNY. Here are three of the 33 pages: the court clerk's docket sheet from Concord, New Hampshire, and the arrest warrant, which was authorized at the courthouse in White Plains, New York, and not in Manhattan! The pages that are excluded are the indictment, the order allowing a hearing by video and telephone conference, the commitment order to send Maxwell to the SDNY, and three pages that basically duplicate the clerk's docket sheet--
The case is multi-sided. Ghislaine's father, Robert Maxwell, was a publisher who also was caught up in financial machinations. He died under mysterious circumstances in 1991 when he was found in the water outside of his large boat in the area of the Canary Islands. There were rumors he had relationships with government intelligence agencies. He was given a large funeral in Israel attended by Israeli politicians and was buried in a cemetery there. Ghislaine's close relationship with Jeffrey Epstein is part of the factual foundation of the pending case. Epstein had been protected from criminal liability by the U.S. government through the Department of Justice which became evident in state and federal criminal cases developed against him in Florida that resulted in a disgraceful plea deal in Florida state court and in an equally disgraceful and concealed non-prosecution agreement with the federal government. Only through the determination of Florida attorney Bradley Edwards and Utah lawyer Paul Cassell, a former federal judge, was the perfidy of the federal government and Justice Department revealed through their lawsuit against the government under the Crime Victims' Rights Act--
Jeffery Epstein made some court appearances in his criminal case in the SDNY before he was said to have been found dead in the Manhattan federal Metropolitan Corrections Center from an "apparent suicide", when cameras were not working, blah blah blah. That explanation was rightfully laughed out of town. In terms of probability, Epstein was either murdered in the jail or was helped to escape.
And now here comes Ghislaine Maxwell.
 Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 5. Initial Appearance.
Posted by: turcopolier , 06 July 2020 at 01:57 PMblue peacock , 06 July 2020 at 04:37 PM
I read that one of the victims listened to the arraignment on the telephone and a woman with a British accent could be heard sobbing and wailing in background and saying "How could this happen? How can this be?" Sounds like she thought she had her stay in NH "wired up."Master Slacker , 06 July 2020 at 04:51 PM
IMO, anyone expecting that the plutocrat pedo ring will be busted will be sorely disappointed and is not paying attention to justice in contemporary America!
Sir Epstein was reportedly at the epicenter of a pedo ring for decades. He clearly engaged in all this with impunity for a long while. Including getting a sweetheart deal from the US attorney in Miami who landed up as Trump's Labor Secretary. This indictment is for the period 1994-97 so far. It would imply that Prince Andrew and Dershowitz are off the hook. Also, Virginia Roberts Guiffre's sex trafficking claims are not part of this indictment, while a judge has ordered her to destroy evidence. She also has a defamation case against Ghislaine Maxwell.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8483209/Attorneys-representing-Virginia-Giuffre-ordered-destroy-evidence.htmlBarbara Ann , 06 July 2020 at 05:53 PM
Given the American take on jail permeability, I wonder how long she will survive.TV , 06 July 2020 at 06:24 PM
Robert, thanks for keeping us up to speed with the legal details.
Do you have an opinion on whether count three's mention of co-conspirators may be significant, or the fact that the Public Corruption Unit are handling the case?
Colonel, my first thought when I heard the story of the sobbing woman with a British accent was that it could easily have be staged, so as to give the impression of justice being done. Cynicism is hard to escape in this case, though I try to keep an open mind.English Outsider , 06 July 2020 at 07:19 PM
We'll find out if Bill Barr is for real or just another swamp creature in sheep's clothing. Still waiting on the Durham "investigation" and the election is only 4 months away.JP Billen , 06 July 2020 at 08:05 PM
Fred - You mention the Duke of York. I don't think he's all there - https://foreignpolicy.com/2010/12/01/wikileaks-reveals-the-mixed-blessings-of-royal-diplomacy/
"I can't judge Prince Andrew; we've all been young once," Jordan's Prince Hassan told an English interviewer. I'm not sure whether that's a barbed comment or not given that the Duke is scarcely in his first youth.
"Andrew is naive and unworldly, a product of the royal bubble." says another scandal sheet. I suspect he may well be innocent of everything except naivety.
Naivety in the Epstein circle could lead to a lot of trouble. I'm surprised the Palace establishment let one of their charges out without a minder. Bit late now.TV , 06 July 2020 at 09:52 PM
Let's hope the Federal Detention Center in Brooklyn is more secure than the one in Manhattan where Epstein was held. What about Epstein's other accomplices that helped to recruit underage girls? Maxwell was just one of several.
Wiki entry on Maxwell says that she also associated with Kevin Spacey a self-confessed a$$ bandit. So the question arises, was she also pimping out underage poolboys?Dan , 06 July 2020 at 09:59 PM
This is a very good read on Ghislaine's options:
https://medium.com/@dylanhoward/ghislaines-last-stand-if-epstein-s-accomplice-tells-all-will-the-fallout-be-too-much-even-for-u-s-8fc87089damcohen , 06 July 2020 at 10:25 PM
I read an interesting point I can't really evaluate on my own, which is that the prosecution is coming out of the FBI's Public Corruption Unit, which is a department specifically designed to deal with issues arising from prosecution of politicians. Reportedly they suss out subtle quid-pro-quos, rarely settle, and indicates there could be more interesting layers to this case.FakeBot , 06 July 2020 at 10:40 PM
Looks like they were in good companyVegetius , 06 July 2020 at 11:29 PM
Senator Graham won't nominate Clayton:
The fact Graham won't approve Trump's nominee to oversee the case against Ghislaine is very odd.johnf , 07 July 2020 at 02:12 AM
Anyone who ever appeared in a picture partying with Epstein needs to be questioned up to, and including, POTUS.
But let's start with Cindy McCain.Charlie Wilson , 07 July 2020 at 09:13 AM
More on the Steele story here:
Does she have an Izzy passport or not? Other passports are worthless.
Jul 03, 2020 | www.unz.com
Epstein brought CIA drug smugglers Southern Air Transport to Columbus. Epstein at Bear Stearns ran brokerage errands for the CIA money launderers and pimps of BCCI. Epstein bragged about being CIA and Ohio state VIPs believed him.
Epstein skated for the Tower Financial ponzi scheme that topped up CIA's covert-crime slush fund after CIA proprietary BCCI stole everybody's money and blew up. Epstein got bankrolled by CIA's famous secret agent Adnan Kashoggi. Epstein smuggled an enormously illegal NYPD shotgun in through British customs, using CIA agent Ed Wilson's old trick for impressing foreign VIPs. Federal prosecutors convict 99.8% of their perps, but one let Epstein off the hook for his giant pedo whorehouse because he was told Epstein belonged to intelligence.
You would not have thought it was possible, but Epstein with his hilariously fake hedge fund is more blatantly CIA than Imran Awan. So clearly we need six thousand more internet bullshitters screaming about pervy Mossad blackmailers – CIA is hopelessly busted for everybody with a 3-digit IQ.
Jul 03, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.orguncle tungsten , Jul 3 2020 7:08 utc | 107
Mina #101Maxwell's arrest makes me wonder if it is not about Trump throwing down the gauntlet?
Thank you Mina, yes that or the deep state throwing down the gauntlet. I don't think we can assume that Trump actually has control of the FBI. If he did he would likely have deep sixed the Democrazis through the Awan family spy and blackmail scam. But he didn't. They and Debbie Wasserman Shultz were protected/had dirt on DT.
If the kiddy fiddlers get outed following Ghislaine dropping some of her likely thousands of hours of home movies then that includes Trump and Biden.
In the fetid atmosphere of accusations against pussy grabbers and finger f#ckers and hair sniffers neither could survive. The pack will run rabid.
Is there a woman in the house? Yes, they cried AND she has experience!! Plus the campaign will be televised and it would be a virtual campaign because Covid. No need to rig audience, the polls or the balllot.
Jul 03, 2020 | www.theamericanconservative.com
Mike Pompeo delivered an embarrassing, clownish performance at the U.N. on Tuesday, and his attempt to gain support for an open-ended conventional arms embargo on Iran was rejected the rest of the old P5+1:
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called on Tuesday for an arms embargo on Iran to be extended indefinitely, but his appeal fell flat at the United Nations Security Council, where Russia and China rejected it outright and close allies of the United States were ambivalent.
The Trump administration is more isolated than ever in its Iran obsession. The ridiculous effort to invoke the so-called "snapback" provision of the JCPOA more than two years after reneging on the agreement met with failure, just as most observers predicted months ago when it was first floated as a possibility. As I said at the time, "The administration's latest destructive ploy won't find any support on the Security Council. There is nothing "intricate" about this idea. It is a crude, heavy-handed attempt to employ the JCPOA's own provisions to destroy it." It was never going to work because all of the other parties to the agreement want nothing to do with the administration's punitive approach, and U.S. withdrawal from the JCPOA meant that it forfeited any rights it had when it was still part of the deal.
Opposition from Russia and China was a given, but the striking thing about the scene at the U.N. this week was that major U.S. allies joined them in rebuking the administration's obvious bad faith maneuver:
The pointedly critical tone of the debate saw Germany accusing Washington of violating international law by withdrawing from the nuclear pact, while Berlin aligned itself with China's claim that the United States has no right to reimpose U.N. sanctions on Iran.
The Trump administration has abused our major European allies for years in its push to destroy the nuclear deal, and their governments have no patience with any more unilateral U.S. stunts. This is the result of two years of a destructive policy aimed solely at punishing Iran and its people. The administration's open contempt for international law and the interests of its allies has cost the U.S. their cooperation.
Underscoring the absurdity of the Trump administration's arms embargo appeal were Pompeo's alarmist warnings that an end to the arms embargo would allow Iran to purchase advanced fighters that it would use to threaten Europe and India:
If you fail to act, Iran will be free to purchase Russian-made fighter jets that can strike up to a 3,000 kilometer radius, putting cities like Riyadh, New Delhi, Rome, and Warsaw in Iranian crosshairs.
This is a laughably unrealistic scenario. Even if Iran purchased advanced fighters, the last thing it would do is send them off on a suicide mission to bomb Italy or India. This shows how deeply irrational the Iran hawks' fearmongering is. Iran has already demonstrated an ability to launch precise attacks with drones and missiles in its immediate neighborhood, and it developed these capabilities while under the current embargo.
It has no need for expensive fighters, and it is not at all certain that their government would even be interested in acquiring them. Pompeo's presentation was a weak attempt to exaggerate the potential threat from a state that has very limited power projection, and he found no support because his serial fabrications about Iran have rendered everything he says to be worthless.
The same administration that wants to keep an arms embargo on Iran forever has no problem flooding the region with U.S.-made weapons and providing them to some of the worst governments in the world. It is these client states that are doing the most to destabilize other countries in the region right now. If the U.N. should be putting arms embargoes on any country, it should consider imposing them on Saudi Arabia and the UAE to limit their ability to wreak havoc on Yemen and Libya.
The Secretary of State called on the U.N. to reject "extortion diplomacy." The best way to reject extortion diplomacy would be for them to reject the administration's desperate attempt to use America's position at the U.N. to attack international law.
Jul 03, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org
uncle tungsten , Jul 3 2020 8:46 utc | 118
Richard Steven Hack #115The question now is: How do they stop Ghislaine from testifying? Having her "commit suicide" in her cell with all the cell block cameras off starts to look a little, I don't know, "blatant", wouldn't one think?
Well, blatant is not a concept that the oligarch class actually feel any problem with.
Jul 02, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com
Update (1215ET): Acting US Attorney Audrey Strauss said that "this case against Ghislaine Maxwell is a prequel to the earlier case that we brought against Jeffrey Epstein,"
" Maxwell lied because the truth, as alleged, was almost unspeakable. Maxwell enticed minor girls, got them to trust her, then delivered them into the trap that she and Epstein had set for them. She pretended to be a woman they could trust..."
" We were working hard on this investigation this past year. It's not easy to put together a case that goes back that far. There's nothing other than we did the investigation, and we were ready at this time to proceed."
Strauss said that the firing of Former US Attorney Geoffrey Berman did not affect timing of this arrest "at all". We will likely never know one way or another but the timing is definitely interesting.
Finally, asked about a royal connection, Strauss declines to update on the status of anyone in an investigation but says that she "would welcome Prince Andrew coming in to talk with us."
"We would like to have the benefit of his statement," Strauss said, adding their doors remain open.
We will not be holding our breath.
Additionally, FBI New York Assistant Director in Charge William Sweeney, Jr. said investigators have been discreetly keeping tabs on Maxwell's location and found that she had "slithered away" to a "gorgeous" home in Bradford, New Hampshire, where she was arrested Thursday without incident.
* * *
Having been decidedly off-the-radar for months since the controversial 'suicide' of Jeffrey Epstein, NBC New York reports that Ghislaine Maxwell, has been arrested by the FBI and charged by federal prosecutors.
Multiple senior law enforcement officials reportedly said the British socialite and heiress was arrested in New Hampshire on Epstein-related charges and is expected to appear in a federal court later today .
The long-time friend and confidante of Jeffrey Epstein was alleged to have helped Epstein groom teen girls for sex with the rich and powerful.
As Adam Klasfeld reports, the indictment reads that:
"[Ghislaine] Maxwell assisted, facilitated and contributed to Jeffrey Epstein's abuse of minor girls by, among other things, helping Epstein to recruit, groom, and ultimately abuse victims ...
"The victims were as young as 14."
"In particular, between in or about 1994 and in or about 1997, MAXWELL was in an intimate relationship with Epstein and also was paid by Epstein to manage his various properties."
Ghislaine has been accused by three women of procuring and training young girls to perform massage and sexual acts on Epstein and his associates.
Virginia Giuffre (previously named Virginia Roberts), one of Epstein's alleged victims, claimed in a civil lawsuit that Maxwell "recruited" her into Epstein's orbit, where she was forced to have sex with Epstein and his powerful friends, including Prince Andrew.Maxwell's Her new luxury abode is only a short five-minute drive from Epstein's £7million pad on Avenue Foch (pictured)
Giuffre asserts in her complaint that Maxwell, the sole defendant in the suit and the daughter of late publishing magnate Robert Maxwell, routinely recruited underaged girls for Epstein and was doing so when she approached the $9-an-hour locker room attendant at Mar-a-Lago in 1999 about giving massages to the wealthy investment banker.
Giuffre alleges that Maxwell ultimately trained her in how to give "massages" to Epstein that involved sex acts and, essentially, prostitution . When Maxwell publicly denied the allegations and called Giuffre a liar in 2015, that gave her the opening to head to federal court and file the defamation suit now headed for trial. - Politico
In May we noted that the accused 'madam' was reportedly holed up in a luxury apartment on Paris's Avenue Matignon - just a five minute drive from the dead pedophile's $8.6 million flat.
Maxwell "is moving locations every month to keep private investigators off her tail and is staying at the residences of trusted colleagues and contacts," according to a source.
"She wants to remain in France for as long as she can to take advantage of extradition laws and has a huge network of contacts willing to keep her hidden," they added. " Under French law anyone born on French soil is safe from extradition to another country, regardless of the alleged crime. "
As Esquire's Gabrielle Bruney explained in May, Maxwell is the youngest of Elisabeth and Robert Maxwell's nine children, and was born in France in 1961 . The family lived in an English mansion, and her father was the founder of a media empire and served in Parliament . Maxwell attended one of the UK's most exclusive boarding schools and then Oxford University. As members of British high society, Maxwell mingled with some of the nation's most celebrated families, and became friends with Prince Andrew .
Her father died in 1991, after falling off his yacht and drowning. It's been speculated that his death may have been a suicide , as on the day he died he was due to meet with the Bank of England over the matter of his being in default on millions in loans. After his death, the British media dubbed him the " crook of the century ," when it was revealed that he'd taken hundreds of millions of pounds from his employees pension funds. Maxwell told one news outlet after her father's death that she felt he was murdered .
She moved to the United States the year of her father's death, and soon met Jeffrey Epstein. The relationship marked a second reversal of fortunes for Maxwell, whose family lost much of its wealth after her father's death. In 2000, she moved into a $4.95 million Manhattan townhouse purchased "by an anonymous limited liability company, with an address that matches the office of J. Epstein & Co. Representing the buyer was Darren Indyke, Mr. Epstein's longtime lawyer." She was his companion for years, managing his households and introducing him to her society friends
Maxwell and her father in 1984.
According to a lawsuit she filed this year in hopes of winning funds from the late financier's estate, "While under Epstein's employ, Maxwell was responsible for managing Epstein's properties located in New York, Paris, Florida, New Mexico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands."
"During the course of their relationship, including while Maxwell was in Epstein's employ," the lawsuit reads , "Epstein promised Maxwell that he would support her financially. Epstein made these promises to Maxwell repeatedly, both in writing and in conversation."
However, a 2003 Vanity Fair profile of Epstein denied that Maxwell was an employee.
After Epstein's 2008 conviction for soliciting prostitution from an underage girl, the two appeared to end their public association. In 2009, accuser Virginia Roberts Giuffre filed a civil suit against Epstein accusing him and Maxwell of grooming her into their alleged sex trafficking ring. However, Maxwell remained a fixture in New York society until around 2015. In 2012, she founded an environmental nonprofit called The TerraMar project, which folded in late 2019.
Epstein with Maxwell in 1995
Though multiple survivors have alleged that Maxwell participated in Epstein's alleged crimes, she's never been criminally charged. One thing that could stymie potential efforts to level charges against Maxwell is the infamous 2008 plea deal that Epstein struck with the US Attorney for Miami, Alexander Acosta , which found him serving just 13 months in prison after initially facing charges that could have garnered him a life sentence. Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich producer Joe Berlinger described the deal to Esquire as "unprecedented, unheard of sweetheart deal" that "included a non-prosecution agreement for named and unnamed co-conspirators."
In April, an appeals court upheld the 2007 deal, writing in its opinion that the decision was "not a result we like, but it's the result we think the law requires."
Maxwell at a 2016 event.
Maxwell is currently suing Epstein's estate for money for her legal fees, and for the price of private security, alleging that her " prior employment relationship " with Epstein has caused to her be subjected to death threats.
As Jonathan Turley notes , frankly, as a criminal defense lawyer, I am surprised that Maxwell risked returning to the United States. She was believed to be living in Paris. It was well-known that the Justice Department was pursuing the case, including demands to interview Prince Andrew.
Her arrest may be unnerving for figures like Prince Andrew. She would be the ultimate cooperating witness if she decided to cooperate on broader criminal inquiries. Giuffre and others have alleged that she was the primary procurer of young girls for Epstein to abuse.
Such prosecutions are not easy given the passage of time. However, the government clearly has live witnesses like Giuffre who might have a significant impact on a jury. The government would have to show more than her mere presence at these homes or parties.
Interestingly, Turley notes that the improper role played by the Justice Department in the original Epstein case deal may actually help it now with any prosecution of Maxwell.
Jul 02, 2020 | turcopolier.typepad.com02 July 2020 at 11:11 PM
Ghislaine Maxwell, arrested, in jail.
Southern District of New York US Attorney Audrey Strauss says crimes they are prosecuting are for years
1994 to 1997
Bill Clinton was president.
There is little information on how long the feds knew where she was, that they say was Bedford, NH.
According to NYMAG.com: [["An eye was being kept" on Maxwell was about all that Audrey Strauss]] said.
That is past tense, was being kept, assuming this is accurate information.
For how long, months, days, years, decades, all the way back to the 1970s?
CNN framed it this way:
[[FBI New York Assistant Director in Charge William Sweeney said that bureau officials "have been discreetly keeping tabs" on Maxwell who had "slithered away to a gorgeous property" in New Hampshire.
"We learned she had slithered away to a gorgeous property in New Hampshire, continuing to live a live a life of privilege while her victims continue to live with the trauma inflicted upon them years ago. We moved when we were ready and Ms. Maxwell was arrested without incident," he said.
Sweeney said that the FBI, along with the NYPD, arrested Maxwell in Bradford, New Hampshire, this morning without incident.
Audrey Strauss, acting US Attorney for the Southern District of New York, explained the process that led to Maxwell's arrest: "an eye was being kept, and information was being collected and then the indicted was just recently voted and filed and that is when we were able and prepared to move to arrest her."
Sweeney said that indictment alleges that from 1994 until 1997, Maxwell assisted Epstein in committing crimes against minors.]]
Strauss said and the indictment of Maxwell says, numerous times: 1994 to 1997 alleged crimes, aiding and abetting Epstein.
What is interesting, at least to me, in a news report by The Guardian – this report say that the DOJ said that Maxwell had the ability to get out of the US.
Which begs the questions: Then why the hell didn't she? The feds don't explain that part.
The sprawling property in Bradford where she was arrested was purchased "through a carefully anonymized LLC", federal prosecutors said. Maxwell also has the money to flee if let out on bail, they maintained
Will we go from Epstein-gate, to Ukraine-gate, to Impeachment-gate, to Corona911-gate, to BLM-gate and now to Maxwell-gate – with perhaps a not so subtle attempt to piss all over Bill Clinton, since these alleged crimes were when he was commander in chief?
One other thing that may be related to the timing of this apprehension of her.
One of the alleged victims of Maxwell, who, according to a civil lawsuit filed against her in federal court in January. . . well, there was a "tiny problem."
The lawyer for the plaintiff, a Jane Doe, who claims to have been a young teen – when: "It all started in 1994 when 13-year-old Jane Doe met Epstein and Defendant Ghislaine Maxwell at a summer camp in Michigan. . . ."
This civil complaint says: "In 1997, while at Epstein's townhouse on 9 East 71st Street in the city of New York, Epstein asked the 17-year old Doe if she had a boyfriend. Doe replied that she did not. Epstein responded that when she did have a boyfriend she would want the sex to be 'good' and that she should 'get it over with already' meaning lose her virginity. Despite Doe's resistance, Epstein then pushed Doe down onto her stomach and raped her. From that point forward for several years in New York, Epstein raped Doe on multiple occasions. During Doe's time in New York, Maxwell also regularly facilitated Epstein's abuse of Doe and was frequently present when it occurred."
Any ways, the little problem was that: despite numerous times the Jane Doe lawyer tried to serve Maxwell, many times, this lawyer always came up empty.
But on June 15, the presiding federal judge ruled that. . . that because of certain judicial rules and because of the numerous attempts, the judge deemed that Maxwell had been served.
Doe's lawyer, the judge ruled, had done enough to demonstrate service; and thus the service attempts were deemed to have been "reasonably calculated to place Maxwell on notice of this suit and to constitute sufficient service under the circumstances presented here."
Thus Maxwell must respond, in a federal civil lawsuit brought by an alleged rape victim, that this plaintiff claims the pair [her and Epstein] betook against her.
This mean Maxwell can be jailed for contempt of court, should she continue to run and hide; that is: ignore court orders in this civil lawsuit.
With today's jailing of her by the DOJ, on what looks like the same facts as in the civil case, [though it may not be; even if the 1994 to 1997 time period is the same] --- Maxwell's concerns about the civil case now pale in comparison with the new, criminal case against her. That is, assuming DOJ gets conviction.
The judge's June 15 order deeming her served in the civil case, however, meant that Maxwell would have been facing jail if she failed to appear according to any court orders requiring her to.
So one question I don't know answer to is: why did she remain in the US? [Or did she actually flee, and we just ain't being told that? I D K]
Would no other country take her, did she attempt to leave and was rebuffed [by who?] or did she want to stay here and take her chances, knowing that she could run, assuming she tried to, that is; but could not hide forever?
We'll see if Maxwell-gate can trump BLM-gate, and all manner of other sorts of Hang Outs happening before our eyes.
Lastly, I'm not saying it's a weak case; but, why her and why now, since they obviously had no trouble locating her, assuming they did not always have tabs on Maxwell.
If anyone actually has an actual photo of her being taken out of her New Hampshire house, I'd like to see them. For Roger Stone, we don't have to ask this question. Perhaps Judge Amy Berman should handle this case and/or share it with Judge Gilbert and Sullivan.
Eric Newhill , 03 July 2020 at 12:04 AMBarbara Ann , 03 July 2020 at 08:22 AM
The FBI already has all kinds of evidence on a lot of people from their raids on Epstein residences. Now they just need Maxwell so they can squeeze her a little to tie up any loose ends. She will then die and the loose ends will be taken care of and the democrat/globalists will be safe from prosecution. FBI destroys some of the evidence they obtained and uses other evidence against their enemies (e.g. Trump associates, democrats gone off the reservation, like Dershowitz)Yeah, Right , 03 July 2020 at 08:51 AM
It seems likely to me that she was Epstein's Mossad controller. Walrus is right. It will be difficult to keep her alive. Why she fled to NH escapes me so far.
Posted by: turcopolier | 03 July 2020 at 12:39 AM
noone really sees into Israeli inner politics, but probably has to with the new grand coalition there.
Just my guessing.
Posted by: Balint Somkuti, PhD | 03 July 2020 at 04:21 AM
Count Three in the indictment interests me, as it is the only one mentioning third party defendants. If it wasn't for this I'd assume the whole thing was scoped so as to limit any fallout beyond Ghislaine herself.
"GHISLAINE MAXWELL, the defendant, Jeffrey Epstein, and others known and unknown , willfully and knowingly did combine, conspire, confederate, and agree together and with each other to commit an offense against the United States, to wit, transportation of minors, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 2423 (a)." (emphasis mine)
I'd like to hear Robert Willmann's view on the significance of this, combined with the pertinence of the fact that the SDNY's Public Corruption Unit is handling the case.
This, combined with the fact that she was arrested in the US, is (as of the time of writing) still alive and Barr's urgency in sacking Berman, gives me some hope that there is a real intention to go after someone else, perhaps higher up the food chain (Wexner?). Have Trump and Barr got a big surprise in store? I do hope so.turcopolier , 03 July 2020 at 11:58 AM
I had read somewhere that she believed that Mossad had killed her father, so she may not have thought that Israel was a safer location.
Not sure. I don't think that she ever came out and openly accused Mossad of his death, but I do believe she is on record as claiming that her father was assassinated.
As for "why now", it may simply be that it has taken this long to track down and seize all the "insurance" documents that she had.
I certainly thought at the time that Epstein's days were numbered the moment the FBI raided his Manhattan mansion, in the sense that that the raid was undertaken to seize that all the videos and photos that he was relying on to keep himself safe.
Take those away from him = he is a goner. The same may be true of this woman.
I do not know how reliable Ari Ben-Menashe is as a source, but, for what it is worth, he claims that Mossad was not the Israeli agency for which Epstein and the Maxwells worked.
From an article last month by Elizabeth Vos in 'Consortium News':
'In an interview with Consortium News, former Israeli intelligence officer Ari Ben-Menashe said Epstein did not work with Mossad. "Military intelligence was who he was working with," said Ben-Menashe. "Big difference," he said. "He never worked with Mossad, and Robert Maxwell never did, either. It was military intelligence."'
(See https://consortiumnews.com/2020/06/18/epstein-case-documentaries-wont-touch-tales-of-intel-ties/ .)
Be that as it may, it is not clear to me that Ghislaine Maxwell would have been any safer in Israel than in the U.S. If she is prudent, she will have followed the example of the former NKVD 'Resident' in Spain, Alexander Orlov. From his 'Wikipedia' entry:
'Meanwhile, the Great Purge continued as Stalin and his inner circle sought to exterminate all suspected enemies of the people. Orlov was alerted as close associates and friends were arrested, tortured and shot, one by one. In 1938, Orlov realised that he would soon be next. When he received orders from Moscow to report to a Soviet ship in Antwerp, Orlov was certain that he was about to be arrested. Instead of obeying, Orlov fled with his wife and daughter to Canada.
'Before leaving Paris, Orlov left two letters for the Soviet Ambassador, one for Stalin and one for NKVD chief Yezhov. He told them that he would reveal everything he knew about NKVD operations if any action was taken against him or his family. In a two-page attachment, Orlov listed the codenames of numerous illegals and moles operating in the West.'
(See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Orlov_(Soviet_defector) .)
He kept his side of the bargain, and 'The Secret History of Stalin's Crimes' was only published after its subject's death in March 1953.
Posted by: David Habakkuk | 03 July 2020 at 09:02 AM
I am reminded of Don Corleone's speech:I'm a superstitious man, and if some unlucky accident should befall Michael - if he is to be shot in the head by a police officer, or be found hung dead in a jail cell... or if he should be struck by a bolt of lightning - then I'm going to blame some of the people in this room; and then I do not forgive. But with said, I pledge - on the souls of my grandchildren - that I will not be the one to break the peace that we have made today.Epstein may well have died thanks to his being insufficiently suspicious. If Ghislaine Maxwell ever suffered from the same weakness, she must surely have been cured of it by now.
Posted by: Barbara Ann | 03 July 2020 at 09:38 AM
It could well have been Israeli IDF intelligence that she, Epstein and her father worked for. I knew these fellows well and the whole thing would have appealed to their sense of humor.
Jul 03, 2020 | turcopolier.typepad.com
J , 02 July 2020 at 05:40 PM
The real story is how long Epstein's Mossad partner Maxwell lives before the contract on her demise is fulfilled. Look how long Epstein lived in Federal custody. The clock is ticking.
Jul 03, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org
Richard Steven Hack , Jul 3 2020 6:51 utc | 102
Another example of what hackers *might* able to do... (PSA: I have *no* idea whether *any* of this information is correct - but wouldn't it be great if it was?)
Anonymous and OpDeathEaters begin massive expose of powerful child rape ring, big names set to be dropped
"Hollywood, Disney, Goldman Sachs, Bitcoin, Epstein child trafficking networks exposed," Anonymous tweeted
This is a thread about Marc Collins-Rector and the powerful child rape ring which extends from the BBS era to the cryptocurrency era with ties throughout entertainment and silicon valley, from Disney executives to crypto circles and social media. #opDeathEatersFeaturing: Bryan Singer, Gary Goddard, Jeffrey Sachs, Mitchell Blutt, David Neuman, David Geffen, Sandy Gallin, Terry Semel, Michael Huffington, Garth Ancier, Gary Gersh, John Silva, Marc Nathanson, Steve Bannon, Jeffrey Epstein, Al Seckel and more.
Peter AU1 , Jul 3 2020 7:19 utc | 110uncle tungsten , Jul 3 2020 8:46 utc | 118
Both Epstein and his spotter were nothing more than consumables that thought they were were players. I'm not sure what the tabloid interest in this pair of clowns is all about.Mark2 , Jul 3 2020 9:23 utc | 122
Richard Steven Hack #115The question now is: How do they stop Ghislaine from testifying? Having her "commit suicide" in her cell with all the cell block cameras off starts to look a little, I don't know, "blatant", wouldn't one think?
Well, blatant is not a concept that the oligarch class actually feel any problem with.uncle tungsten , Jul 3 2020 8:55 utc | 120
Peter AU1 #110
The Maxwell trial will be a carefully choreographed nothing burger ! The delay in bringing her to justice, was so as to plan and negotiate the details. To the satisfaction of all concerned.
Letting the likes of prince Andrew and Clinton's and Trump off the hook regarding any incriminating evedence. So who is running the show (answer) Israel and their lobby groups.
Q. What's on the table ? Power, money and territory! As always. This is harvest time for Israel I'm afraid !
(Oh and) -- -- -- In my opinion.Mina , Jul 3 2020 9:37 utc | 123Both Epstein and his spotter were nothing more than consumables that thought they were were players. I'm not sure what the tabloid interest in this pair of clowns is all about.
Ghislaine Maxwell and Les Wexner are the boss and Epstein was the CEO at their bidding. Wexner GAVE Epstein the Manhatten apartment. That is a five story large building and it was already fully fitted out with recording gear from the handover day. They don't come cheap. This was one of the biggest, deliberate global entrapment rackets the world has seen. Ghislaine was the handler and Wexner the financier and front man.
But I am just an observer and if you want the gritty stuff then tune in to Whitney Webb and listen to her take on this. She has been revealing an immense amount of evidence and links since Epstein was first arrested 3? years ago. I am about to do that myself.
I don't give a flat rock what the MSM thinks or does in this case.450.org , Jul 3 2020 16:05 utc | 160
The Maxwell trial for the show and the annexation in the background? With no cash allowed to flow to the axis of resistance (no banks, no planes, no Gulf expats enabled to bring in cash without the virus risk?).
The BBC article had an interesting snippet about Andrew, at the very end of the article: "Asked about the prince on Thursday, acting Attorney Strauss said: "I am not going to comment on anyone's status in this investigation but I will say that we would welcome Prince Andrew coming in to talk with us, we would like to have the benefit of his statement."
A source close to Prince Andrew's lawyers told BBC News: "The Duke's team is bewildered by the DoJ's [Department of Justice's] comments earlier today as we have twice reached out to them in the last month and have received no reply.""450.org , Jul 3 2020 16:11 utc | 161
Note how the operatives avoid my inquiry as to who owned the safe house and/or how Maxwell came to own it and who aided her in that endeavor? Now why would they avoid that most important question and change the subject and surround the inquiry with distracting nonsense? I'll let the few honest ones amongst you answer that question. It's an easy answer, fyi. Hey Gruff, I see you.
Accused Jeffrey Epstein Sex Crimes Accomplice Ghislaine Maxwell Arrested At $1 Million New Hampshire HomeAuthorities said Thursday that Maxwell was caught at a 156-acre property in that town, where land records list just one lot of that size, on East Washington Road.
"The defendant appears to have been hiding on a 156-acre property acquired in an all-cash purchase in December 2019 (through a carefully anonymized LLC) in Bradford, New Hampshire, an area to which she has no other known connections," said a court filing by Manhattan federal prosecutors. An LLC is a limited liability corporation.
Other records show the buyer was Granite Reality LLC, whose listed manager is a Boston lawyer named Jeffrey Roberts.
Roberts did not immediately respond to a request for comment. The web site of his firm, Nutter McClennen & Fish, says that Roberts "chairs Nutter's Private Client Department and serves as a member of the firm's Executive Committee."
"His broad-based practice consists of estate planning for high net worth individuals," among other areas, according to the web site. Nutter, whose spokeswoman did not immediately respond to a request for comment, is located at the same Boston address as the mailing address of the LLC that bought the property.
More on the Nutter Butter law firm that helped Maxwell purchase the New Hampshire safe house. It has strong ties to Harvard. Epstein was in deep with the Harvard folks and the Harvard folks, all Ivy League in fact, are in deep with the intelligence services. It's important in the clandestine services to keep changing your name. Chinese Princelings, fyi, prize a Harvard education. Gee, imagine that.
Lawyers are the most evil beings to ever exist.
About Nutter McClennen & Fish LLPNutter has deep roots in the Boston community. In 1879, a young Louis D. Brandeis founded the firm with fellow Harvard alumnus Samuel D. Warren.
Although Brandeis would leave private practice for the judiciary -- he was appointed to the United States Supreme Court after 35 years at the firm -- Nutter has maintained its prestigious reputation through multiple name changes.
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Pft , says: Show Comment July 3, 2020 at 12:02 am GMTBrowder connection timeline
Interesting history Browder has. I suspect he has a history with Putin before Putin became President , but its hard to find anything on a connection. Anyways lots of interesting connections, meaningful or not, I cant say.[Hide MORE]
1985 - bugged version of PROMIS was sold for Soviet government use, with the media mogul Robert Maxwell as a conduit.
1990 - just after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Browder found himself on assignment in Poland for Boston Consulting Group. The government had begun privatizing state-owned companies and selling their shares at ridiculously low valuations.
1991 - Anatoly Sobchak, a former law professor of Putin's at Leningrad State, became mayor of Leningrad.* Sobchak hired Vladimir Putin, whom he had known when Putin worked at Leningrad State. Putin was still on active reserve with the KGB.
Putin's tenure in Sobchak's office was so rife with scandal that it led to a host of investigations into illegal assignment of licenses and contracts . Putin was head of the Committee for Foreign Liaison; collaborated with criminal gangs in regulating gambling; a money-laundering operation by the St. Petersburg Real Estate Holding Company, where Kumarin was involved and Putin served on the advisory board; Putin's role in providing a monopoly for the Petersburg Fuel Company, then controlled by the Tambov criminal organization; and much, much more -- virtually all of which was whitewashed. While he was in St. Petersburg in the nineties, Putin signed many hundreds of contracts doling out funds to his cronies.
1991 - November 5, Robert Maxwell, allegedly drowned after falling off his yacht in the Canary Islands near the northwest coast of Africa. Billions were missing from his pension funds
Maxwell's investment bankers included Salomon Brothers. Eventually, the pension funds were replenished with monies from investment banks Shearson Lehman and Goldman Sachs, as well as the British government.
It was March 1991 when William Browder went to work for British billionaire Robert Maxwell as his "investment manager". Just how deep into the investment decisions of Maxwell did Browder participate as an investment manager?
1991 November 10, Maxwell's funeral took place on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem, the resting place for the nation's most revered heroes. Prime Minister Shamir eulogized: "He has done more Israel than can today be said."
1992 - Interestingly, after Maxwell died, Bill Browder went to work for the Salomon Brothers in the middle of their own scandal. Browder was put in charge of the Russian proprietary investments desk at Salomon Brothers. He was given 25 million to invest and used it by paying cash for vouchers in Russian companies the government had issued to citizens , and used them to buy shared at public auction. In a short period he turned that into 125 million
The scandal at Salomon Brothers was the manipulation of the US Treasury auctions back then.After that scandal where the government was threatening to shut down Salomon Brothers who was the biggest bond dealer in the USA for manipulating markets, all of a sudden, people from Goldman Sachs started taking posts in government.
1996-Browder left Salomon Brothers and with Edmond Safra founded Hermitage Capital Management for the purpose of investing initial seed capital of $25 million in Russia during the period of the mass privatization after the fall of the Soviet Union. Beny Steinmetz was another of the original investors in Hermitage, the Israeli diamond billionaire.
Cyprus is a favorite place for Russian to launder money. Thats probably why Browder and his accounting advisor Jamison Firestone chose it to launder Browder's Russian profits.
Browder from about 1997 to the mid-2000s used Cyprus shell companies to move money out of Russia to cheat the country of multi-millions of dollars in taxes. He used the Russian shells to invest in shares, including Gazprom shares that were illegal for foreigners to buy in Russia, then moved the shares to Cyprus shells
1996 article entitled, "The Money Plane," published by New York Magazine detailed how the "Russian mob gets a shipment of up to a billion dollars in fresh $100 bills," Edmond Safra's bank, Republic National, was directly implicated.
Guess we know where Browder got the cash money to pay for the vouchers
1998 - If Salomon had not been merged with Travelers Group in 1997 (which owned retail brokerage, Smith Barney), no doubt Salomon Brothers would have collapsed in the 1998 Long-Term Capital Management debacle created by one of their own – Salomons John Meriwether.
Safra lost $1 billion in Russia during the 1998 Long-Term Capital Management crisis over Russian bonds and investments which was why he put his bank, Republic National Bank, up for sale to HSBC in 1999.
1999 - Following the Russian financial crisis of 1998, despite significant outflows from the fund, Hermitage became a prominent shareholder in the Russian oil and gas. It was in 1999 when VSMPO-AVISMA Corporation (Russian: ВСМПО-АВИСМА) – the world's largest titanium producer - filed a RICO lawsuit against Browder and other Avisma investors including Kenneth Dart, alleging they illegally siphoned company assets into offshore accounts and then transferred the funds to U.S. accounts at Barclays.
Browder and his co-defendants settled with Avisma in 2000; they sold their Avisma shares as part of the confidential settlement agreement.
1999 - Republican National Bank was owned by Safra . On May 11, HSBC, announced a $10.3 billion deal to purchase Edmond Safra's holdings including the Republic National Bank of New York and Safra's shares in Bill Browder's firm, Hermitage Capital. The announcement came only nine months after Russia's economy collapsed and Browder's clients, lost over $900 million. It was also nine months after $4.8 billion in IMF funds was deposited in an undisclosed account at Safra's bank and well before the public became aware that that same money was dispersed and stolen through the Bank of New York, off-shore companies, and foreign financial institutions.
HSBC then became Browders partner of the Heritage Fund . Browder's shell companies were registered in Cyprus but owned by HSBC (Guernsey) as the trustee for his Hermitage Capital Management.
Cypriot shells Glendora and Kone were part of his offshore network "owned" by an HSBC Private Bank Guernsey Ltd trust. The real owner was Browder's Hermitage Fund. Assets (stocks and money) went from Russia to Cyprus and then to parts unknown.
Republic International Trust, registered by Mossack Fonseca of Panama Papers fame and listed on the Glendora document, was in the offshore network of Republic National Bank owner Edmond Safra, an early investor who then held 51% of Hermitage Fund shares.
1999 December 3 - Safra was killed in suspicious fire that broke out in his Monte Carlo home. Although some believe that Safra was killed by the Russian mafia, Lurie reported that a Swiss prosecutor investigating the missing IMF money believed that Safra was killed "because of his revelations to the FBI and the Swiss Prosecutor's Office investigating the disappearance and laundering of $4.8 billion of the IMF stablilization loan." One of the more interesting things to note here is that the prosecutor implied that Safra not only spoke with the FBI about the missing IMF funds but with Swiss authorities as well.
Funny how Browders bosses/partners get killed
1999 - the bombings that killed nearly three hundred innocent Russians were likely the product of a "false flag" operation that enabled Putin to consolidate power.
Putin promised to stop the plundering of the Russian state by rich oligarchs. But very few Russians knew that Putin had been a primary actor in the same kind of activity in St. Petersburg. And as for cleaning up corruption, one of Putin's first acts as president was to pardon Boris Yeltsin, thereby guaranteeing immunity from prosecution to the outgoing president.-
Putin recruited two oligarchs who were among his closest confidants, Roman Abramovich and Lev Leviev, to undertake the highly unlikely mission of creating a new religious organization called the Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia under the leadership of Rabbi Berel Lazar, a leader in the Hasidic movement called Chabad-Lubavitch.
Founded in the late eighteenth century, the tiny, Brooklyn-based Chabad-Lubavitcher movement is a fundamentalist Hasidic sect centered on the teaching of the late Rabbi Menachem Schneerson, who is sometimes referred to as a messiah -- moshiach -- a savior and liberator of the Jewish people. It is antiabortion, views homosexuality as a perversion, and often aligns itself politically with other fundamentalist groups on the right.
Its biggest donors included Leviev, an Israeli billionaire who was an Uzbek native and was known as the "King of Diamonds" thanks to his success in the diamond trade, and Charles Kushner, an American real estate developer who was later jailed for illegal campaign contributions, tax evasion, and witness tampering. Kushner is also the father of Jared Kushner, who married Donald Trump's daughter, Ivanka, and later became a senior adviser to President Trump. Leviev's friendship with Lazar dates back to 1992 and, according to Haaretz, made Leviev "the most influential, most active and most connected person in the Jewish community of Russia and made Lazar the country's chief rabbi."
Roman Abramovich, controlled the trading arm of one of Russia's largest oil companies through an Isle of Man company that had figured in the Bank of New York affair. Mr. Abramovich ran the Siberian oil giant Sibneft, which sold its oil through a company called Runicom.
His name emerged after speculation that Swiss investigators were looking into the role of Runicom as part of the widening investigation into the laundering of up to $15 billion of Russian money through American banks. Runicom is owned by at least two offshore companies set up by the Valmet Group, a financial services concern partly owned by Menatep, a failed Russian bank that used the Bank of New York."
2001- Salomon Brothers Building (WTC 7) collapses. Tenants include the Department of Defense, the Secret Service, the IRS, and the Securities and Exchange Commission
2005 - Steinmetz of Browders Heritage Fund teamed up with another diamond magnate, Putins buddy Lev Leviev, to purchase the top ten floors of Israel's Diamond Tower which also houses the Israeli Diamond Exchange. Haaretz.com reported that "the buyers intend to build a connector from the 10 floors – the top 10 floors of the building – to the diamond exchange itself in order to benefit from the security regime of the other offices within the exchange." And benefit they did.
According to one website reporting on a Channel 10 (Israel) news story, from 2005 – 2011, an "underground" bank was set up to provide "loans to firms using money taken from other companies while pretending it was legally buying and selling diamonds." The bank apparently washed over $100 million in illicit funds over the course of six years and both Steinmetz and Leviev were directly implicated as "customers" of the bank but Neither of them were charged in the case.
Then there's HSBC's involvement in the diamond industry and Leviev's ties not only to arms dealer Arcadi Gaydamak via Africa-Israeli Investments but Roman Abramovich and Kushner
2007 - Browders Hermitage Capital Management, was raided by Russian interior ministry officers, who confiscated stamps and documents. These were then used to file bogus tax returns to the Russian Treasury, which were paid out to bank accounts controlled by Klyuev and his associates, according to the U.S. government.
Browder claimed Organized crime carried out the tax refund fraud against the Russian Treasury under which criminals used collusive lawsuits to fake damages and get refunds of company taxes. The tax refund fraud using Browder's companies netted $230 million.
2008 - HSBC (Guersey) director Paul Wrench filed a complaint about the tax refund fraud in July on behalf of Hermitage (after Starova's complaints) .
Maginitsky was arrested for being the accountant (not a lawyer) of Browder's tax evasion schemes.
2008 - A lawsuit alleged Bayrock's projected profits were "to be laundered, untaxed through a sham Delaware entity" to the FL Group, Iceland's largest private investment fund, the first major firm to collapse in 2008 when Iceland's financial bubble burst, and a favored financial instrument for loans to Russia-connected oligarchs who were, court papers claim, in favor with Vladimir Putin. According to Bloomberg, Eva Joly, who assisted Iceland's special prosecutor in the investigation of the financial collapse, said, "There was a huge amount of money that came into these banks that wasn't entirely explained by central bank lending. Only Mafia-like groups fill a gap like that."
Another significant Bayrock partner, the Sapir Organization, had, through its principal, Tamir Sapir, a long business relationship with Semyon Kislin, the commodities trader who was tied to the Chernoy brothers and, according to the FBI, to Vyacheslav Ivankov's gang in Brighton Beach.
In addition to being wired into the Kremlin, Sapir's son-in-law, Rotem Rosen, was a supporter of Chabad along with Sater, Sapir, and others at Bayrock, and, as a result, was part of an extraordinarily powerful channel between Trump and Putin. After all, the ascent of Chabad in Russia had been part of Putin's plan to replace older Jewish institutions in Russia with corresponding organizations that were loyal to him.
The biggest contributor to Chabad in the world was Leviev, the billionaire "King of Diamonds" who had a direct line to Rabbi Berel Lazar, aka "Putin's rabbi," to Donald Trump, and to Putin himself dating back to the Russian leader's early days in St. Petersburg.
Indeed, one of the biggest contributors to Chabad of Port Washington, Long Island, was Bayrock founder Tevfik Arif, a Kazakh-born Turk with a Muslim name who was not Jewish, but nonetheless won entry into its Chai Circle as a top donor.
2013-The Hermitage Fund, an HSBC-backed vehicle that invested in Russia and became embroiled in a diplomatic war with the Kremlin over the death of one of its accountants, closes down..
2014, Vekselberg's Renova Group became a partner with Wilbur Ross in the takeover of the Bank of Cyprus, which had held billions in deposits from wealthy Russians.
Back in early 90's Trump found himself in financial trouble when his three casinos in Atlantic City were under foreclosure threat from lenders. He was bailed-out by senior managing director of N.M. Rothschild & Sons, Wilbur Ross, who Trump would later appoint as Secretary of Commerce. Ross, who is known as the "King of Bankruptcy," specializes in leveraged buyouts of distressed businesses.
Along with Blackstones Carl Icahn, Ross convinced bondholders to strike a deal with Trump that allowed Trump to keep control of the casinos.
By the mid-1990s, Ross was a prominent figure in New York Democratic Party politics and had caught the attention President Bill Clinton who appointed him to lead the U.S.-Russia Investment Fund.
2015 - Donald Trump, after emerging from a decade of litigation, multiple bankruptcies, and $ 4 billion in debt, had risen from the near-dead with the help of Bayrock and its alleged ties to Russian intelligence and the Russian Mafia. "They saved his bacon," said Kenneth McCallion, a former federal prosecutor
2015 - Kushner paid $295 million for some of the floors in the old New York Times building, purchased in 2015 from the US branch of Israeli-Russian oligarch Leviev's company, Africa Israel Investments (AFI), and partner, Five Mile Capital.
Kushner later borrowed $285 million from the German financial company Deutsche Bank, which has also been linked to Russian money laundering,
Jared and Ivanka were also close to another of Putins oligarchs, Roman Abramovich and his wife, Dasha Zhukova.
2015-While Wilbur Ross served as vice-chairman of the Bank of Cyprus, the bank's Russia-based businesses were sold to a Russian banker and consultant, Artem Avetisyan, who had ties to both the Russian president and Russia's largest bank, Sberbank. At the time, Sberbank was under US and EU sanctions following Russia's annexation of Crimea.
Avetisyan had earlier been selected by Putin to head a new business branch of the Russian president's strategic initiative agency, which was tasked with improving business and government ties.
Avetisyan's business partner, Oleg Gref, is the son of Herman Gref, Sberbank's chief executive officer, and their consultancy has served as a "partner" to Sberbank, according to their website. Ross had described the Russian businesses – including 120 bank branches in Russia – as being worth "hundreds of millions of euros" in 2014 but they were sold with other assets to Avetisyan for €7m (£6m).
Ross resigned from the Bank of Cyprus board after he was confirmed as commerce secretary in 2017
2018 - Cyprus suspended cooperation with Russia, which had been seeking assistance from the government in Moscow's alleged case of tax evasion against Hermitage Capital Founder Bill Browder.
Jul 02, 2020 | www.unz.com
Alfred , says: Show Comment July 2, 2020 at 3:31 pm GMTThere is an interesting connection between Bill Bowder, Robert Maxwell, Bill Clinton, Jeffrey Epstein, Ghislaine Maxwell and others. They are all members of "CLUB"Really No Shit , says: Show Comment July 2, 2020 at 3:55 pm GMT
There are many more revealing articles on Martin Armstrong's blog. Browder is one of the biggest scumbags to ever walk on this earth. He is trying to start a war against Russia – because they took away some of the things he had stolen. An absolute arsehole.
Ghislaine Maxwell Arrested – Clinton's & Epstein's Lover | Armstrong EconomicsBen Cardin must feel like a schmuck given Ben Bidder's exposé in the Der Spiegel but having suborned the late drama queen Johnny McCain in supporting him in his efforts to protect a fellow tribesman, the noodge won't make any effort to rescind the illicit bill now that's the power of corruption!Bombercommand , says: Show Comment July 2, 2020 at 4:54 pm GMT@Saggy Many thanks for posting this. Halfway through the film I began to suspect that Browder had Magnitsky killed: "Dead Men Tell No Tales", and an accountant can tell very important tales for the procecution. I had no idea that several guys connected with Browder shell companies convienently turned up dead. Looks like the "cleanup" scenes in Scorcese's "Casino".Craig Nelsen , says: Show Comment July 2, 2020 at 5:34 pm GMTThe Nekrasov film is absolutely devastating. Bowder comes off looking like the rat-faced vermin he is.geokat62 , says: Show Comment July 2, 2020 at 9:32 pm GMTHere's a link to all 6 parts of Browder's deposition in the Previzon case
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Jackrabbit , Jul 2 2020 21:10 utc | 46Ghislaine Maxwell arrested
Whitney Webb's view1/2 Having now read the SDNY indictment of Ghislaine Maxwell, one thing stands out. The charges are mainly for enticing minors to travel to engage in illegal sex acts specifically w Epstein and there is also a perjury charge ....<> <> <> <> <> <>
2/2 However, the indictment says Maxwell herself sexually abused the victims but WASN'T charged for that. In other words, they admit that she sexually assaulted minors but is only charged her for enticing minors to travel for abuse by Epstein, NOT her. Slap on the wrist incoming
Now trending on twitter: #Ghislanemaxwelldidntkillherself
uncle tungsten , Jul 2 2020 21:42 utc | 51William Gruff #45Mark2 , Jul 2 2020 23:55 utc | 65
Well Ghislaine Maxwell could have hidden in Salisbury UK with all those spooks about. She has UK citizenship so maybe a prisoner exchange for Julian Assange is possible. Mind you the englanders do like their torture toys.
But where is Les Wexner, the chief, the founder of this racket. For that matter where are the Awan family spy and blackmail gang?Here's Maxwell with Trump.james , Jul 3 2020 0:11 utc | 66
So what has she got on trump. ?
https://mobile.twitter.com/the_resistor/status/1278834914540937217/photo/1how many intel agencies are behind this blackmailing duo?? can't be just one...
Jul 02, 2020 | www.msn.com
Ghislaine Maxwell, Associate of Jeffrey Epstein, Is Arrested Nicole Hong, Benjamin Weiser and Mihir Zaveri 6 hrs ago
Ghislaine Maxwell , the former girlfriend and longtime associate of the disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein, was arrested Thursday in New Hampshire on criminal charges linked to his alleged sex-trafficking operation, according to a law enforcement official.
Ms. Maxwell was accused in an indictment of recruiting and grooming "multiple" girls, including one as young as 14, for Mr. Epstein, who sexually abused them. She also faces perjury charges.
The arrest came nearly a year after Mr. Epstein was charged in a federal indictment with sexually exploiting and abusing dozens of underage girls at his mansion in Manhattan, his estate in Palm Beach, Fla. and other locations between at least 2002 and 2005.
The indictment said he paid the girls to give him massages while they were nude or topless, in encounters that typically included sex acts.
Mr. Epstein hanged himself in August in his cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Lower Manhattan, where he was jailed pending trial on the federal sex-trafficking charges.
Ms. Maxwell, a longtime confidante and companion of Mr. Epstein's, had for years been accused of helping to procure and groom young girls for the financier, including instructing them on how to pleasure Mr. Epstein sexually.
The daughter of the British publishing magnate Robert Maxwell, Ms. Maxwell also helped manage Mr. Epstein's properties and introduced him to the high-profile celebrities and business executives who would form his social circle.
Civil lawsuits have accused Ms. Maxwell of managing a network of recruiters that Mr. Epstein relied on to entice young and often financially strapped girls and women into his scheme, promising he would help them with their education and careers.
"They were like partners in a business," Mr. Epstein's house manager, Janusz Banasiak, said in a deposition.
"She orchestrated the whole thing for Jeffrey," one of Mr. Epstein's accusers, Sarah Ransome, who sued him in 2017, told The New York Times in an interview.
The new federal indictment, unsealed on Thursday, charged Ms. Maxwell with six counts: enticing minors to travel to engage in illegal sex acts, transportation of a minor with intent to engage in sexual activity, two conspiracy counts related to those charges and two counts of perjury.
The indictment described three instances between 1994 and 1997 of Ms. Maxwell befriending girls, taking them shopping and to the movies. After establishing a rapport with them, Ms. Maxwell would "normalize sexual abuse" by undressing in front of the girls or talking about sexual topics, the indictment claimed.
Mr. Epstein would then abuse the girls in various residences and other locations in New York, New Mexico, Florida and London, according to the indictment.
Jeffrey Pagliuca, who has been a lawyer for Ms. Maxwell, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
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Prince Andrew's life has been torn asunder by the fallout of his friendship with Jeffrey Epstein triggering a stalemate with the US Justice Department which threatens the reputation of the entire British royal family. This Sky News Australia special investigation probes their friendship and brings you that latest in the royal scandal which has gripped the world.
Jul 01, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org
willie , Jun 28 2020 23:59 utc | 74
Haven't read the article in french that I link to now:
but I'm off to bed.
The title says: Ghislaine Maxwell lives in a very luxury appartment in Paris,at a few minutes distance from both the 8.6 million dollars Epstein property and its neighbour the Israeli Embassy.
International criminals usually live in Paris,where Interpol always looks on the wrong side,inspector Clouseau heads it.
Jun 24, 2020 | www.unz.com
geokat62 , says: Show Comment Next New Comment June 23, 2020 at 8:51 pm GMTBreaking news
NEW: Alan Dershowitz's attorney confirms that his client has access to Virginia Giuffre's sealed depositions. Those depositions reveal that she was directed by Jeffrey Epstein to have sex with former Israeli PM Ehud Barak & Victoria's Secret's Les Wexner.
-- julie k. brown (@jkbjournalist) June 23, 2020
Jun 21, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org
Christian J. Chuba , Jun 21 2020 14:18 utc | 78Re: the Nuremberg trials , I became fascinated by the writings of Paul R. Pillar who pointed out that U.S. sanctions are frequently peddled as a peaceful alternative to war fit the definition of 'crimes against peace' . This is when one country sets up an environment for war against another country. I'll grant you that this is vague but if this is applicable at all how is this not an accurate description of what we are doing against Iran and Venezuela?
In both cases, we are imposing a full trade embargo (not sanctions) on basic civilian necessities and infrastructures and threatening the use of military force. As for Iran, the sustained and unfair demonization of Iranians is preparing the U.S. public to accept a ruthless bombing campaign against them as long overdue. We are already attacking the civilian population of their allies in Syria, Yemen, and Lebanon.
How Ironic that the country that boasts that it won WW2 is now guilty of the very crimes that it condemned publicly in court.
Jun 19, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com
Two new documentaries on the Jeffery Epstein affair delve into lurid details & give voice to his victims, but both scratch the surface of the political & intelligence dimensions of the scandal... Authored by Elizabeth Vos via ConsortiumNews.com,
Investigation Discovery premiered a three-hour special, "Who Killed Jeffrey Epstein?" on May 31, the first segment in a three-part series, that focused on Epstein's August 2019 death in federal custody. The series addresses Epstein's alleged co-conspirator Ghislaine Maxwell, his links with billionaire Leslie Wexner, founder of the Victoria Secrets clothing line, and others, as well as the non-prosecution deal he was given.
The special followed on the heels of Netflix's release of " Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich ," a mini-series that draws on a book of the same name by James Patterson.
Promotional material for "Who Killed Jeffery Epstein?" promises that: " exclusive interviews and in-depth investigations reveal new clues about his seedy underworld, privileged life and controversial death. The three-hour special looks to answer the questions surrounding the death of this enigmatic figure." Netflix billed its series this way: "Stories from survivors fuel this docuseries examining how convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein used his wealth and power to carry out his abuses."
Neither documentary however deals at all with Epstein's suspected ties to the world of intelligence.
Absent from both are Maxwell's reported links to Israeli intelligence through her father, Robert Maxwell , former owner of The New York Daily News and The Mirror newspaper in London. Maxwell essentially received a state funeral in Israel and was buried on the Mount of Olives after he mysteriously fell off his yacht in 1991 in the Atlantic Ocean.
Ari Ben-Menashe. (From his memoir, "Profits of War")
In an interview with Consortium News , former Israeli intelligence officer Ari Ben-Menashe said Epstein did not work with Mossad. "Military intelligence was who he was working with," said Ben-Menashe. "Big difference," he said. "He never worked with Mossad, and Robert Maxwell never did, either. It was military intelligence."
Ben-Menashe claimed Robert Maxwell was Epstein's "tie over. Robert Maxwell was the conduit [in the Iran-Contra scandal]. The financial conduit."
In " Epstein: Dead Men Tell No Tales ," a book published in December, Ben-Menashe is quoted as saying he worked with Robert Maxwell who introduced his daughter and Epstein to Israeli intelligence, after which they engaged in a blackmail operation for Israel. "[Epstein] was taking photos of politicians f**king fourteen-year-old girls -- if you want to get it straight. They [Epstein and Maxwell] would just blackmail people, they would just blackmail people like that," he says in the book.
Ben-Menashe also claims that Robert Maxwell had attempted to blackmail Mossad. "He really lost his compass once he started playing these games with people," he told Consortium News.Prince Andrew
Prince Andrew in a carriage procession, June 2012. (Carfax2, CC BY-SA 3.0, Wikimedia Commons)
About a week after both documentaries premiered, the U.S. Department of Justice approached the U.K.'s Home Office requesting that Prince Andrew answer questions in the U.K. over his links to Epstein, The Mirror reported. If he refuses, the paper said, U.S. prosecutors would ask that he be brought to a British court to respond to their questions. Andrew's lawyers say he three times agreed to be questioned by U.S. authorities, but it is not known if Andrew attached conditions, such as immunity.
Both documentaries mention Prince Andrew in the context of allegations about him from one of Epstein's victims, Virginia Roberts Giuffre. But neither film goes into much detail about Andrew's role in the Epstein operation, which Ben-Menashe said, was to lure powerful men into Epstein's orbit.
"One of the things that are really key to this is that he [Epstein] befriended a very useful idiot called Prince Andrew," Ben-Menashe told CN . "Now what really happened was that this Prince Andrew, with nothing to do, was having fun with this, and Prince Andrew brings in the fancy people, invites them to play golf with him, and then takes them out for fun. Then Epstein shows up, and these people are basically blackmailed."
"The only person that can talk, that probably knows quite a bit, is the great prince," Ben-Menashe said. "He was with him [Epstein] all the time. I really don't know what his future is going to be like, either."
Since a number of influential figures were named in a lawsuit filed by Giuffre against Ghislaine Maxwell the day before Epstein was found dead in his federal prison cell in New York, Ben-Menashe said: "I'm starting to think that lawsuit was his death sentence, because people didn't want to be named. That's my guess, it's just a guess. Obviously, somebody decided that he had to go."
Epstein's death was ruled a "suicide" by New York's chief medical examiner. A pathologist hired by Epstein's brother said it was homicide.An Angry Call
Just before Ben-Menashe spoke to Consortium News on Monday, he said he had received an angry telephone call from Israel's Channel 13 television station.
"They called me, and they went wild: 'What, you believe Israel would use little girls? You are saying that? You are insulting the nation, you are making us anathema around the world.' I said, 'The truth is the truth.' And Jeffrey Epstein's story is something that nobody wanted to hear. He was working with the Israelis, he was working with Maxwell," Ben-Menashe said.
He added: "It's a very bad story, and I can see why the Israelis are so concerned about it. I believe [Channel 13] were expressing anger, and I believe this was a message. I don't like messages like that it has to do with the timing and these stories coming out about Epstein. They [Israel] are starting to become anathema to the world, this adds to it -- the Epstein story."Victims' Voices
The Netflix and Investigation Discovery productions allow survivors to recount their experiences in interviews as well as taped police recordings and focus on the sweetheart plea deal provided to Epstein by former Trump Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta during Acosta's tenure as U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Florida.
Each series outlines Epstein's relationships with Wexner, Maxwell, and a variety of elite figures. Investigation Discovery focuses on the controversy surrounding Epstein's death while Netflix's "Filthy Rich" examines the second attempt to prosecute Epstein in the context of the Me Too movement.
The Netflix series describes the initial investigation of Epstein as it shifted from the state to the federal level, and airs allegations that Florida journalists covering the story were threatened. Netflix also interviews psychologist Dr. Kathryn Stamoulis, a specialist in adolescent sexuality, who gives a description of Epstein's targeting and grooming of young girls. Epstein survivor Giuffre later describes in the film being groomed to tolerate exploitation and sex trafficking as part of a "deranged family."
The final section of the fourth episode in Netflix's miniseries includes a survivor stating that this was not simply an Epstein operation, but an "international sex trafficking ring that reached all over the world." Epstein is described as a "very small piece in a huge network." But the documentary goes no further than that.
As in the Belgian Dutroux case , victims alleged that multiple abusers acted in concert with each other, using blackmail to keep each other in line. In both instances, authorities and the media portrayed the abuse as chiefly the product of an aberrant lone predator.
"This wouldn't be the only time this happened, but this guy got way over his head," Ben-Menashe told Consortium News . "He probably was blackmailing too many people, too many powerful people. And then, this is a story the Israelis wouldn't want to come out, anyway."
Thriving in Murky Waters
Another angle the documentaries did not approach was the environment in which Epstein thrived like an algae bloom in stagnant water, that is, within a long history of child trafficking rings linked with intelligence agencies , often with the aim of gathering blackmail material. It was within this reality that Epstein appeared to be rendered untouchable.
Omitting the intelligence aspect of Epstein's history allows the Establishment media to portray his case as a mysterious and unsolvable aberration, rather than perhaps a continuation of business-as-usual amongst those in power.
The glaring refusal to address Epstein's intelligence involvement becomes clear when Investigation Discovery and Netflix's programs discuss the role of Acosta in securing Epstein's "sweetheart" plea deal, but do not reference Acosta's widely reported explanation as to why Acosta agreed to the deal. As reported by The Daily Beast , Acosta claimed that he cut the non-prosecution deal because he had been told that "Epstein 'belonged to intelligence' and to leave it alone."
Independent journalist Whitney Webb has reported on Epstein's many ties with intelligence , telling CNLive! in August last year that there is evidence this included with the CIA.
Webb spoke about Iran-Contra links to Epstein via his and billionaire Wexner's efforts to relocate Southern Air Transport (formerly the CIA's Air America) from Florida to Ohio: "What's significant here is that out of all the airlines in the United States, Wexner and Epstein choose the airline, the only airline that is outed, publicly known at the time, to be a CIA cut-out. Out of all the airlines that exist, that's the one they go for," she said.
Webb also cited reporting by Nigel Rosser, a British journalist, who wrote in the Evening Standard in 2001 that Epstein claimed he worked for the CIA in the 1990s.Lip Service
Investigation Discovery and Netflix give lip service to Wexner's ties with Epstein, omitting that Wexner gave Epstein the largest private residence in New York City -- essentially for free . Investigation Discovery does not mention that the residence was extensively wired with surveillance equipment, per Webb and The New York Times .
"James Patterson, before writing his book on Epstein, 'Filthy Rich,' on which this documentary [by Netflix] is based, wrote a novel ['The President is Missing'] with Bill Clinton , who is of course quite close to the Epstein scandal, so that definitely, in my opinion, raises some eyebrows," Webb told Consortium News.
"I think that one of the goals of this [Netflix] documentary is to basically imply that Epstein was the head of the operation and that now that he is dead, all of that activity has ceased," Webb said. "If they had actually bothered to explore the intelligence angle, in some of the more obvious facts about the case, like Leslie Wexner's role, for example, it becomes clear that Epstein was really just more of a manager of this type of operation, [and] that these activities continue."
Webb said a main reason for avoiding discussion of the intelligence angle is that mention of state sponsorship would lead to calls for accountability and open inquiry into a history of sexual blackmail by intelligence agencies. "So if they had given even superficial treatment of those ties, it would have exposed threads that if anyone had bothered to pull on a little bit, would start to unravel a lot of things that obviously these powerful people and institutions don't want exposed," Webb said.
More than nine months since Epstein's death, no alleged Epstein co-conspirator has been arrested or charged with a crime despite reports of an active criminal investigation of Maxwell (who has disappeared), and multiple failed attempts of alleged Epstein victims to serve her with civil suits.
"The criminal case against him, and all the evidence that was gathered against him as part of that, will never be made public unless someone else is charged," said Webb. "So, the fact that they're not charging anyone else is quite telling, and the fact that the mainstream media isn't pushing back against that, I think is telling as well."
The omissions of major aspects of the Epstein case by the media, specifically its links with the intelligence community, seems to be yet another example of a buffer between justice and those responsible for rendering Epstein untouchable.
Jun 16, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org
A User , Jun 16 2020 3:36 utc | 87I'm always amused, nah that is a little harsh - dumbfounded is more reasonable, when Americans express dismay that 'their' constitution is not being adhered to by the elites.
The minutiae of American political history hasn't greatly concerned me after a superficial study at high school, when I realized that the political structure is corrupt and was designed to facilitate corruption.
The seeming caring & sharing soundbites pushed out by the 'framers' scum such as Thomas Jefferson was purely for show, an attempt to gather the cannon fodder to one side. This was simple as the colonial media had been harping on about 'taxation without representation' for decades.
It wasn't just taxes, in fact for the American based elites that was likely the least of it. The objective of the elites was to wrest control of resources eg land and/or timber plus so-called royal warrants that controlled who was allowed to produce, sell export products to who, grab allocation out of the control of the mobs of greedy royal favorites, then into the hands of the new American elites.
A well placed courtier would put a bagman into the regional center of a particular colony (each colony becoming a 'state' post revolution), so that if someone wanted to, I dunno, say export huge quantities of cotton, the courtier would charge that 'colonial' for getting the initial warrant, then take a hefty % of the return on the product - all collected by the on-site bagman then divvied up.
The bagmen & courtiers grew fat at the expense of the colonists and generally the bagman, who also spied on the locals for obvious reasons, would go back to England once he had made his stash.
The system was ponderous inaccurate & very expensive. Something had to be done, but selling revolutionary change to the masses on the basis of the need to enrich the already wealthy was not likely to be a winner. Consequently the high faulting blather.
The American elites wanted and, after the revolution got, the power to control economic development for themselves.Hence the birth of lobbyists simultaneous with the birth of the American nation state.
IMO the constitution was about as meaningful to the leaders of the revolution as campaign promises are to contemporary politicians.That is, something to be used as self protection without ever implementing.
Jun 16, 2020 | www.youtube.com
Saagar Enjeti discusses the FBI's decision to formally request Prince Andrew's cooperation in the sexual abuse investigation into Jeffrey Epstein.
Dutch , 6 days ago
spaceracer23 , 1 week ago
"The Clintons would like to extend their sympathy to the royal family for the upcoming suicide of Prince Andrew."
Kira Barsmith , 6 days ago
Why is the FBI focusing on foriegn nationals instead of the numerous AMERICAN politicians involved with Epstein? It's like the FBI has a long history of not having any interest in holding the Clintons accountable....
Andy DSouza , 6 days ago
That photo is worth more than a thousand words, absolutely priceless.
Peter Sepall , 1 week ago
Why have we still not found Ghislain Maxwell.Who stands to inherit Epsteins assets?
Mark Taylor , 6 days ago
I will believe the FBI when they stop talking the talk and start walking the walk.
All of the worldwide 1% "elite" are riddled with corruption. What pukes...
Lying Dutchman , 6 days ago
Mila Lewis , 6 days ago (edited)
Come on, Saagar, we know why he got off: he was a CIA operative. Alex Acosta said he "belonged to Intelligence."
Jisti Koff , 6 days ago
Shouldn't the FBI be hounding their own American "elites" as well? Why the studious silence by the US alphabet soup agencies on Maxwell and her whereabouts? Why have the Clintons and Dershowitz and even Trump been handled with kid gloves in this case? Or what about Bill Gates? By all means, put pressure on Prince Andrew, but it's the lack of consistency in the manner in which US authorities have been handling this from the get go that piques my ire. It's as if Andrew is being used as a sacrificial scapegoat to deflect attention away from America's own very, very, long list of Epstein and Maxwell's "clients"... many of them serious power-players with incredible influence. How typical of the monumental hypocrisy and double standards which have become the "stock in trade" of the US empire.
Luce Ra , 1 week ago
How about Bill Gates, the world's healer? Another buddy of Epstein.
josh benedict , 3 days ago
There are no conspiracy theories around Epstein's case, just obvious facts. A group of the richest people share same sexual appetite for kids. And justice department will not do anything about it.
galactica80 , 3 days ago
The Hill is just exposing the tip of the iceberg. Look more into the Clintons, Winfrey, and Gates if you're serious.
Why have I known about Clinton for so long? I can't even remember when I first heard that Clinton was on the island and the Lolita express? I thought it was public knowledge.
dobrodave123 , 2 days ago
ThatRegnar , 1 week ago
"Einstein didn't kill himself" : AOC.
When are we going to question Bill Clinton over his association with Epstein?
Jun 14, 2020 | www.serendipity.li
And now there is the Epstein matter, which threatens not only former president Bill Clinton, but a cosmos of political, financial, and entertainment "stars" in countless ugly incidents that involve a kind of personal corruption that has no political context but says an awful lot about the obliteration of moral and ethical boundaries by the people who ended up running things in this fretful moment of US history.
Jun 08, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org
migueljose , Jun 8 2020 3:27 utc | 55I watched all of the Netflix series on Epstein-- "Filthy Rich" last night. I'd be interested in others' perspectives.
It focused on the victims' stories, did a good job on revealing how young, poor girls who are psychologically scarred through family breakdowns, predatory adults and neglect are then easily exploited during their teen years by sociopaths.Very revealing.
However, there was not one mention of Israel. Whitney Webb's work including her recent interviews with Maria Farmer are essential:
Watch them both-- the Netflix series and Whitney Webb's.
May 25, 2020 | logosjournal.com
Originally from: Gangster Politics Logos Journal by by Stephen Eric Bronner
Gangster politicians like to think that they are slick. They talk slang and curse a lot, grab a girl's ass (or worse), insist that they never read a book, thumb their noses at intellectual elites, boast about their high IQs, and proclaim their "street smarts." They also view themselves both as victims of their critics' malice and "great men" alone capable of curing the nation's ills.
They make their base feel the same: they are despised and yet the real Americans! Their belief in the boss is unwavering. Only he can make America great again.
Those who oppose his policies are traitors and the threats they pose are serious -- and, if they are not serious, then they must be made serious. History teaches what might become necessary in order to teach them a lesson. The Reichstag Fire of 1933 and the (staged) assassination of Sergei Kirov in 1934 were the dramatic events that led Hitler and Stalin to justify attacks on enemies, renegades, and supposed traitors to the state. Gangster politicians under internal pressure pray for a crisis, or what Trump once forecast as a "major event," in order to rally the troops and clean house.
Gangster politics requires no ideology. Lack of principle itself becomes a principle.
The great man must do what must be done: if that means lying, reneging on deals, shifting gears, rejecting transparency, and whatever else, then so be it. That he can employ the double standard is a given.
Big talk takes the place of diplomacy and, if the bluster doesn't work then America alone -- or, better, the boss alone -- can rely on "fire and fury" whenever and wherever he likes.
Traditionalists employed jingoistic rhetoric and wrapped themselves in the flag. The gangster politician talks like a schoolyard bully and salutes himself.
Gangster politicians of times past had subordinates swear an oath of loyalty not to the state but to them. Yesterday's "America! Love it or leave it!" has today turned into: "Trump! Love him -- or shut up!"
May 25, 2020 | logosjournal.com
In The Communist Manifesto , Marx and Engels referred to the state as "the executive committee of the ruling class." Reflecting the collective capitalist interest in maintaining its accumulation process, capable of forging compromises among competing sectors of its own and other classes, this committee was also meant to enforce legal norms, contracts, and other rules of the game.
If necessary, indeed, it would even subordinate individual capitalist interests to the collective interests of the class. The executive committee might foster imperialist ambitions and declare war. But it might also call for redistributive legislation to foster demand even though no individual capitalist would want to pay higher taxes to cover the cost. Recalcitrant elements of the ruling class and protestors from below require punishment. Fascist states easily get carried away in that regard. Banana republics usually exhibit bureaucratic gangster tendencies. In a capitalist democracy, however, things are supposedly different: its executive committee should jail Al Capone and marginalize corruption. The lines between legal and illegal business transactions are blurring and the term "political mafia" is taking on a whole new meaning. 
Gangster politics has little in common with the interests of petty criminals, white collar crooks, 'Crips and 'Bloods, and the like. Vast sums are at stake: so, for example, roughly 82.8% of benefits from the 2017 tax bill are being funneled into the portfolios of the top 1%,  and the corporate tax rate is being dropped from 35% to 21%. The boss knows where his bread is buttered. That the godfather should get his cut goes without saying: Trump's family will make upwards of "tens of millions of dollars" from his tax legislation.  And with the "ca-ching!" (that sweet sound of the cash register) comes the "bling" (the payoffs, the hush-money, and the gifts) along with the "glitz" of the porno stars, the third-rate actresses, the models, and the rest.
Gangster politics hovers between the authoritarian and the democratic. The boss and his posse receive their perks for a reason. Gangster politics immunizes capitalist society from class contradictions that have become too acute or demands from below that have grown too onerous. Its representatives are not exactly fascists. They don't rely on paramilitary forces, concentration camps, official censorship, or explicit ideals of a racially pure society. Sleaze is the ethos of gangster politics. Its style and tone insinuate themselves into existing institutions such as the town meeting, the mass rally, media, electoral debates, and the use of legislative tricks, and legal minutiae. Gangster politicians know how to "game" the system. Their populist rhetoric is window dressing. The old "bicycle mentality" of the petty bourgeoisie holds sway, namely, push up and kick down.
Gangsters have long been identified with capitalists, cops, and state officials. Balzac noted that every great fortune hides a great crime. Upton Sinclair and Frank Norris made the connection as did Ibsen. But, perhaps most notoriously, Bert Brecht saw the gangster ethos uniting capitalists, imperialists, and militarists in a host of plays beginning with The Three Penny Opera . Contemporary films and television shows constantly depict the CIA, corrupt politicians and greedy corporate interests as interwoven. But these usually appear as either the work of rogue individuals (who must be brought into line) or an always vague and unalterable "system" that demands utter cynicism as the only appropriate response.
Gangster politics is not a structured institutional formation, as often argued,  but rather a semi-legal adaptation to legal forms of governance. It arises when the gangster's clients sense danger. Memories still linger concerning the economic crisis of 2008.  Banks are still over-extending unfavorable loans, stocks have been erratic, insider trading is the rule of the day and the "average guy" is panicking as capital becomes centralized in ever fewer hands. Production requires an ever smaller yet more educated working class; consumption is inordinately skewed to the wealthy; and the class question increasingly turns on how best to disempower working people, those living below the poverty line, women, citizens of color, and immigrants
Enforcing gerrymandering, curtailing voting rights, privatizing the prison system, access peddling, and accruing unlimited donations for electoral campaigns are effective tactics that border on the illegal. Right-wing control over an increasingly centralized media helps deflect criticisms and divide the disenfranchised and exploited. The audience has been primed. The boss' mass base detests his critics. Environmentalists, immigrants, people of color, uppity women, decadent gays and the transgendered infuriate the "good citizens" of America clinging to outworn traditions in small towns as well as evangelicals and retrograde (white) sectors of the industrial working class. They despair over loss of jobs, government "waste" and "welfare chiselers," moral decline, and (above all) the loss of their cultural privileges. They look back to a time when "men were men," "America was great!" and "happy days" followed one another non-stop.
Elites nod approvingly, though they have different priorities: de-regulation, lower taxes, fewer welfare policies, and cuts in the "costs of doing business." Oligarchic tendencies are built into capitalism and, as they expand, their exploitative impact on workers and the urban poor become more intense. That is where gangster politics enters the mainstream. Corporate elites require protection from progressive forces.  Their leaders must often choose between authoritarianism with profits as against democracy with costs. Thy always assume that they can control their enforcer. Once in office, however, the parvenu begins exercising power in his own interest. Donald Trump turned on mainstream Republicans, who pandered to the Tea Party early in the Obama presidency, just as Hitler turned on his former patron, Fritz von Papen, and his "cabinet of the barons" in 1933. It was the same with General Pinochet who was installed by the traditional conservative Eduard Frei following the fall of Salvador Allende's democratic regime in Chile in 1973. Other examples are available.
Gangster politics has its own logic. Traditionalists like to believe that the conflict is between "them and us." For the political gangster, however, the struggle is between "them and me." The only fixed rule is -- don't cross the boss! And, if only for this reason, he chooses to be feared rather than loved. He taunts his subordinates, publicly humiliates them, throws them under the bus, and perhaps even fires them a few days before their retirement. Cabinet officials and agency directors require no expertise or security clearance,  all that counts is loyalty to the boss. But, then, loyalty is a one-way street. Internal security advisers, press secretaries, cabinet secretaries, chiefs of staff, assistants, agency directors, White House attorneys, and deputies of all stripes come and go. Trump's administration has already had a turnover rate of 34%, more than triple that of the Obama presidency.  Confusion and chaos proliferate. There is a sense in which the goal of gangster politics is what Franz Neumann termed "the stateless state." It serves a concrete purpose: everyone knows who is in charge of everything.
Gangster politicians like to think that they are slick. They talk slang and curse a lot, grab a girl's ass (or worse), insist that they never read a book, thumb their noses at intellectual elites, boast about their high IQs, and proclaim their "street smarts." They also view themselves both as victims of their critics' malice and "great men" alone capable of curing the nation's ills. They make their base feel the same: they are despised and yet the real Americans! Their belief in the boss is unwavering. Only he can make America great again. Those who oppose his policies are traitors and the threats they pose are serious -- and, if they are not serious, then they must be made serious. History teaches what might become necessary in order to teach them a lesson. The Reichstag Fire of 1933 and the (staged) assassination of Sergei Kirov in 1934 were the dramatic events that led Hitler and Stalin to justify attacks on enemies, renegades, and supposed traitors to the state. Gangster politicians under internal pressure pray for a crisis, or what Trump once forecast as a "major event," in order to rally the troops and clean house.
Gangster politics requires no ideology. Lack of principle itself becomes a principle.
The great man must do what must be done: if that means lying, reneging on deals, shifting gears, rejecting transparency, and whatever else, then so be it. That he can employ the double standard is a given. Big talk takes the place of diplomacy and, if the bluster doesn't work then America alone – or, better, the boss alone – can rely on "fire and fury" whenever and wherever he likes. Traditionalists employed jingoistic rhetoric and wrapped themselves in the flag. The gangster politician talks like a schoolyard bully and salutes himself. Gangster politicians of times past had subordinates swear an oath of loyalty not to the state but to them. Yesterday's "America! Love it or leave it!" has today turned into: "Trump! Love him –or shut up!"
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 Herbert Marcuse, 1974 Paris Lectures at Vincennes University eds. Peter-Erwin Jansen and Charles Reitz (Published by the Marcuse Archives).
 Dylan Matthews, "The Republican tax bill got worse: now the top 1% gets 83% of the gains,"VOX, December 18, 2017, https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/12/18/16791174/republican-tax-bill-congress-conference-tax-policy-center
 Louis Jacobson, "How much does the Trump family have to gain from GOP tax bills?"PolitiFact, November 27, 2017,http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2017/nov/27/lloyd-doggett/how-much-does-trump-family-have-gain-gop-tax-bills/
 The term "gangster state" has been used often, and there are a number of different interpretations of the phenomenon ie. Katherine Hirschfeld, Gangster States: Organized Crime, Kleptocracy and Political Collapse (New York: Palgrave, 2015); Charles Tilly, "State Formation as Organized Crime" in eds. Peter Evans et. al (Bringing the State Back In (New York: Cambridge University press, 1985); Michael Hirsh, "Gangster States" in http://www.newsweek.com/gangster-state-166356Paul Craig Roberts, "Gangster State America: Where is America's Democracy?" https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2014/05/06/gangster-state-america-paul-craig-roberts-2/;
 Gretchen Morgenstern and Joshua Rosner, Reckles$ Endangerment: How Outsized Ambition, Greed, and Corruption Led to Economic Armageddon (New York: Henry Holt, 2011).
 Note the discussion in Stephen Eric Bronner, The Bitter Taste of Hope: Ideals, Ideologies and Interests in the Age of Obama (Albany, NY: SUNY Press, 2017), 1ff.
 Max Greenwood, "At least 30 White House officials, Trump appointees lack full clearances: report," The Hill, February 9, 2018http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/373220-at-least-30-white-house-officials-trump-appointees-lack-full#.Wn7-uVrZvb8.facebook
 Jeremy Berke, "REX TILLERSON IS OUT -- here are all the casualties of the Trump administration so far," Business Insider, March 13, 2018 http://www.businessinsider.com/who-has-trump-fired-so-far-james-comey-sean-spicer-michael-flynn-2017-7/#rob-porter-1 ; New York Times (February 13, 2018).
 Nicholas Confessore and Karen Yourish, "$2 Billion Worth of Free Media for Donald Trump," New York Times , March 15, 2016https://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/16/upshot/measuring-donald-trumps-mammoth-advantage-in-free-media.html
Stephen Eric Bronner is Board of Governors Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Director of Global Relations for the Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights at Rutgers University. His most recent work is The Bitter Taste of Hope: Ideals, Ideologies and Interests in the Age of Obama.
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Thousands of people march through London to protest against underfunding and privatisation of the NHS. Photograph: Wiktor Szymanowicz/Barcroft Images M y life was saved last year by the Churchill Hospital in Oxford, through a skilful procedure to remove a cancer from my body . Now I will need another operation, to remove my jaw from the floor. I've just learned what was happening at the hospital while I was being treated. On the surface, it ran smoothly. Underneath, unknown to me, was fury and tumult. Many of the staff had objected to a decision by the National Health Service to privatise the hospital's cancer scanning . They complained that the scanners the private company was offering were less sensitive than the hospital's own machines. Privatisation, they said, would put patients at risk. In response, as the Guardian revealed last week , NHS England threatened to sue the hospital for libel if its staff continued to criticise the decision.
The dominant system of political thought in this country, which produced both the creeping privatisation of public health services and this astonishing attempt to stifle free speech, promised to save us from dehumanising bureaucracy. By rolling back the state, neoliberalism was supposed to have allowed autonomy and creativity to flourish. Instead, it has delivered a semi-privatised authoritarianism more oppressive than the system it replaced.
Workers find themselves enmeshed in a Kafkaesque bureaucracy , centrally controlled and micromanaged. Organisations that depend on a cooperative ethic – such as schools and hospitals – are stripped down, hectored and forced to conform to suffocating diktats. The introduction of private capital into public services – that would herald a glorious new age of choice and openness – is brutally enforced. The doctrine promises diversity and freedom but demands conformity and silence.
Much of the theory behind these transformations arises from the work of Ludwig von Mises. In his book Bureaucracy , published in 1944, he argued that there could be no accommodation between capitalism and socialism. The creation of the National Health Service in the UK, the New Deal in the US and other experiments in social democracy would lead inexorably to the bureaucratic totalitarianism of the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany.
He recognised that some state bureaucracy was inevitable; there were certain functions that could not be discharged without it. But unless the role of the state is minimised – confined to defence, security, taxation, customs and not much else – workers would be reduced to cogs "in a vast bureaucratic machine", deprived of initiative and free will.
By contrast, those who labour within an "unhampered capitalist system" are "free men", whose liberty is guaranteed by "an economic democracy in which every penny gives a right to vote". He forgot to add that some people, in his capitalist utopia, have more votes than others. And those votes become a source of power.
His ideas, alongside the writings of Friedrich Hayek , Milton Friedman and other neoliberal thinkers, have been applied in this country by Margaret Thatcher, David Cameron, Theresa May and, to an alarming extent, Tony Blair. All of those have attempted to privatise or marketise public services in the name of freedom and efficiency, but they keep hitting the same snag: democracy. People want essential services to remain public, and they are right to do so.
If you hand public services to private companies, either you create a private monopoly, which can use its dominance to extract wealth and shape the system to serve its own needs – or you introduce competition, creating an incoherent, fragmented service characterised by the institutional failure you can see every day on our railways. We're not idiots, even if we are treated as such. We know what the profit motive does to public services.
So successive governments decided that if they could not privatise our core services outright, they would subject them to "market discipline". Von Mises repeatedly warned against this approach. "No reform could transform a public office into a sort of private enterprise," he cautioned. The value of public administration "cannot be expressed in terms of money". "Government efficiency and industrial efficiency are entirely different things."
"Intellectual work cannot be measured and valued by mechanical devices." "You cannot 'measure' a doctor according to the time he employs in examining one case." They ignored his warnings.
Their problem is that neoliberal theology, as well as seeking to roll back the state, insists that collective bargaining and other forms of worker power be eliminated (in the name of freedom, of course). So the marketisation and semi-privatisation of public services became not so much a means of pursuing efficiency as an instrument of control.
Public-service workers are now subjected to a panoptical regime of monitoring and assessment, using the benchmarks von Mises rightly warned were inapplicable and absurd. The bureaucratic quantification of public administration goes far beyond an attempt at discerning efficacy. It has become an end in itself.
Its perversities afflict all public services. Schools teach to the test , depriving children of a rounded and useful education. Hospitals manipulate waiting times, shuffling patients from one list to another. Police forces ignore some crimes, reclassify others, and persuade suspects to admit to extra offences to improve their statistics . Universities urge their researchers to write quick and superficial papers , instead of deep monographs, to maximise their scores under the research excellence framework.
As a result, public services become highly inefficient for an obvious reason: the destruction of staff morale. Skilled people, including surgeons whose training costs hundreds of thousands of pounds, resign or retire early because of the stress and misery the system causes. The leakage of talent is a far greater waste than any inefficiencies this quantomania claims to address.
New extremes in the surveillance and control of workers are not, of course, confined to the public sector. Amazon has patented a wristband that can track workers' movements and detect the slightest deviation from protocol. Technologies are used to monitor peoples' keystrokes, language, moods and tone of voice. Some companies have begun to experiment with the micro-chipping of their staff . As the philosopher Byung-Chul Han points out , neoliberal work practices, epitomised by the gig economy, that reclassifies workers as independent contractors, internalise exploitation. "Everyone is a self-exploiting worker in their own enterprise."
The freedom we were promised turns out to be freedom for capital , gained at the expense of human liberty. The system neoliberalism has created is a bureaucracy that tends towards absolutism, produced in the public services by managers mimicking corporate executives, imposing inappropriate and self-defeating efficiency measures, and in the private sector by subjection to faceless technologies that can brook no argument or complaint.
Attempts to resist are met by ever more extreme methods, such as the threatened lawsuit at the Churchill Hospital. Such instruments of control crush autonomy and creativity. It is true that the Soviet bureaucracy von Mises rightly denounced reduced its workers to subjugated drones. But the system his disciples have created is heading the same way.
George Monbiot is a Guardian columnist
Pinkie123 , 12 Apr 2019 03:23The other point to be made is that the return of fundamentalist nationalism is arguably a radicalized form of neoliberalism. If 'free markets' of enterprising individuals have been tested to destruction, then capitalism is unable to articulate an ideology with which to legitimise itself.glisson , 12 Apr 2019 00:10
Therefore, neoliberal hegemony can only be perpetuated with authoritarian, nationalist ideologies and an order of market feudalism. In other words, neoliberalism's authoritarian orientations, previously effaced beneath discourses of egalitarian free-enterprise, become overt.
The market is no longer an enabler of private enterprise, but something more like a medieval religion, conferring ultimate authority on a demagogue. Individual entrepreneurs collectivise into a 'people' serving a market which has become synonymous with nationhood.
A corporate state emerges, free of the regulatory fetters of democracy. The final restriction on the market - democracy itself - is removed. There then is no separate market and state, just a totalitarian market state.This is the best piece of writing on neoliberalism I have ever seen. Look, 'what is in general good and probably most importantly what is in the future good'. Why are we collectively not viewing everything that way? Surely those thoughts should drive us all?economicalternative -> Pinkie123 , 11 Apr 2019 21:33Pinkie123: So good to read your understandings of neoliberalism. The political project is the imposition of the all seeing all knowing 'market' on all aspects of human life. This version of the market is an 'information processor'. Speaking of the different idea of the laissez-faire version of market/non market areas and the function of the night watchman state are you aware there are different neoliberalisms? The EU for example runs on the version called 'ordoliberalism'. I understand that this still sees some areas of society as separate from 'the market'?economicalternative -> ADamnSmith2016 , 11 Apr 2019 21:01ADamnSmith: Philip Mirowski has discussed this 'under the radar' aspect of neoliberalism. How to impose 'the market' on human affairs - best not to be to explicit about what you are doing. Only recently has some knowledge about the actual neoliberal project been appearing. Most people think of neoliberalism as 'making the rich richer' - just a ramped up version of capitalism. That's how the left has thought of it and they have been ineffective in stopping its implementation.economicalternative , 11 Apr 2019 20:42Finally. A writer who can talk about neoliberalism as NOT being a retro version of classical laissez faire liberalism. It is about imposing "The Market" as the sole arbiter of Truth on us all.Pinkie123 , 11 Apr 2019 13:27
Only the 'Market' knows what is true in life - no need for 'democracy' or 'education'. Neoliberals believe - unlike classical liberals with their view of people as rational individuals acting in their own self-interest - people are inherently 'unreliable', stupid. Only entrepreneurs - those close to the market - can know 'the truth' about anything. To succeed we all need to take our cues in life from what the market tells us. Neoliberalism is not about a 'small state'. The state is repurposed to impose the 'all knowing' market on everyone and everything. That is neoliberalism's political project. It is ultimately not about 'economics'.The left have been entirely wrong to believe that neoliberalism is a mobilisation of anarchic, 'free' markets. It never was so. Only a few more acute thinkers on the left (Jacques Ranciere, Foucault, Deleuze and, more recently, Mark Fisher, Wendy Brown, Will Davies and David Graeber) have understood neoliberalism to be a techno-economic order of control, requiring a state apparatus to enforce wholly artificial directives. Also, the work of recent critics of data markets such as Shoshana Zuboff has shown capitalism to be evolving into a totalitarian system of control through cybernetic data aggregation.manolito22 -> MrJoe , 11 Apr 2019 08:14
Only in theory is neoliberalism a form of laissez-faire. Neoliberalism is not a case of the state saying, as it were: 'OK everyone, we'll impose some very broad legal parameters, so we'll make sure the police will turn up if someone breaks into your house; but otherwise we'll hang back and let you do what you want'. Hayek is perfectly clear that a strong state is required to force people to act according to market logic. If left to their own devices, they might collectivise, think up dangerous utopian ideologies, and the next thing you know there would be socialism. This the paradox of neoliberalism as an intellectual critique of government: a socialist state can only be prohibited with an equally strong state. That is, neoliberals are not opposed to a state as such, but to a specifically centrally-planned state based on principles of social justice - a state which, to Hayek's mind, could only end in t totalitarianism. Because concepts of social justice are expressed in language, neoliberals are suspicious of linguistic concepts, regarding them as politically dangerous. Their preference has always been for numbers. Hence, market bureaucracy aims for the quantification of all values - translating the entirety of social reality into metrics, data, objectively measurable price signals. Numbers are safe. The laws of numbers never change. Numbers do not lead to revolutions. Hence, all the audit, performance review and tick-boxing that has been enforced into public institutions serves to render them forever subservient to numerical (market) logic. However, because social institutions are not measurable, attempts to make them so become increasingly mystical and absurd. Administrators manage data that has no relation to reality. Quantitatively unmeasurable things - like happiness or success - are measured, with absurd results.
It should be understood (and I speak above all as a critic of neoliberalism) that neoliberal ideology is not merely a system of class power, but an entire metaphysic, a way of understanding the world that has an emotional hold over people. For any ideology to universalize itself, it must be based on some very powerful ideas. Hayek and Von Mises were Jewish fugitives of Nazism, living through the worst horrors of twentieth-century totalitarianism. There are passages of Hayek's that describe a world operating according to the rules of a benign abstract system that make it sound rather lovely. To understand neoliberalism, we must see that it has an appeal.
However, there is no perfect order of price signals. People do not simply act according to economic self-interest. Therefore, neoliberalism is a utopian political project like any other, requiring the brute power of the state to enforce ideological tenets. With tragic irony, the neoliberal order eventually becomes not dissimilar to the totalitarian regimes that Hayek railed against.Nationalised rail in the UK was under-funded and 'set up to fail' in its latter phase to make privatisation seem like an attractive prospect. I have travelled by train under both nationalisation and privatisation and the latter has been an unmitigated disaster in my experience. Under privatisation, public services are run for the benefit of shareholders and CEO's, rather than customers and citizens and under the opaque shroud of undemocratic 'commercial confidentiality'.Galluses , 11 Apr 2019 07:26What has been very noticeable about the development of bureaucracy in the public and private spheres over the last 40 years (since Thatcher govt of 79) has been the way systems are designed now to place responsibility and culpability on the workers delivering the services - Teachers, Nurses, social workers, etc. While those making the policies, passing the laws, overseeing the regulations- viz. the people 'at the top', now no longer take the rap when something goes wrong- they may be the Captain of their particular ship, but the responsibility now rests with the man sweeping the decks. Instead they are covered by tying up in knots those teachers etc. having to fill in endless check lists and reports, which have as much use as clicking 'yes' one has understood those long legal terms provided by software companies.... yet are legally binding. So how the hell do we get out of this mess? By us as individuals uniting through unions or whatever and saying NO. No to your dumb educational directives, No to your cruel welfare policies, No to your stupid NHS mismanagement.... there would be a lot of No's but eventually we could say collectively 'Yes I did the right thing'.fairshares -> rjb04tony , 11 Apr 2019 07:17'The left wing dialogue about neoliberalism used to be that it was the Wild West and that anything goes. Now apparently it's a machine of mass control.'
It is the Wild West and anything goes for the corporate entities, and a machine of control of the masses. Hence the wish of neoliberals to remove legislation that protects workers and consumers.
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Even though distracted by the havoc resulting from the coronavirus, the United States and much of Europe is engaged in a frenzied search for anti-Semitism and anti-Semites so that what the media and chattering class are regarding as the greatest of all crimes and criminals can finally be extirpated completely. To be sure, there have recently been some horrific instances of ethnically or religiously motivated attacks on synagogues and individual Jews, but, as is often the case, however, quite a lot of the story is either pure spin or politically motivated. A Jewish student walking on a college campus who walks by protesters objecting to Israel's behavior can claim to feel threatened and the incident is recorded as anti-Semitism, for example, and slurs written on the sides of buildings or grave stones, not necessarily the work of Jew-haters, are similarly categorized. In one case in Israel in 2017, the two street swastika artists were Jews.
Weaponizing one point of view inevitably limits the ability of contrary views to be heard. The downside is, of course, that the frenzy that has resulted in the criminalization of free expression relating in any but a positive way to the activity of Jewish groups. It has also included the acceptance of the dishonest definition that any criticism of Israel is ipso facto anti-Semitism, giving that nation a carte blanche in terms of its brutal treatment of its neighbors and even of its non-Jewish citizens.
Jewish dominated Hollywood and the entertainment media have helped to create the anti-Semitism frenzy and continue to give the public regular doses of the holocaust story. Currently there are a number of television shows that depict in one form or another the persecution of Jews. Hunters on Amazon is about Jewish Americans tracking and killing suspected former Nazis living in New York City in the 1970s. The Plot to Destroy America on HBO is a retro history tale about how a Charles Lindbergh/Henry Ford regime installs a fascist government in the 1930s. One critic describes the televisual revenge feast "as one paranoid Jewish fantasy after another advocating murder as the solution to what they perceive as the problem of anti-Semitism."
But, as always, nothing is quite so simple as such a black and white portrayal where there are evil Nazis and Jewish victims who are always justified when they seek revenge. First of all, as has been demonstrated , many recent so-called anti-Semitic attacks on Jews involve easily recognizable Hasidic Jews and are actually based on community tensions as established neighborhoods are experiencing dramatic changes with the newcomers using pressure tactics to force out existing residents. And after the Hasidim take over a town or neighborhood, they defund local schools to support their own private academies and frequently engage in large scale welfare and other social services fraud to permit them to spend all their days studying the Talmud, which, inter alia teaches that gentiles are no better than beasts fit only to serve Jews.
The recent concentration of coronavirus in Orthodox neighborhoods in New York as well as the eruption of measles cases last year have been attributed to the unwillingness of some conservative Jews to submit to vaccinations and normal hygienic practices. They also have persisted in illegal large gatherings at weddings and religious ceremonies, spreading the coronavirus within their own communities and also to outsiders with whom they have contact.
Regularly exposing anti-Semitism is regarded as a good thing by many Jewish groups because the state of perpetual victimization that it supports enables them to obtain special benefits that might otherwise be considered excessive in a pluralistic democracy. Holocaust education in schools is now mandatory in many jurisdictions and more than 90% of discretionary Department of Homeland Security funding goes to Jewish organizations. Jewish organizations are now lining up to get what they choose to believe is their share of Coronavirus emergency funding.
Claims of increasing anti-Semitism, and the citation of the so-called holocaust, are like having a perpetual money machine that regularly disgorges reparations from the Europeans as well as billions of dollars per year from the U.S. Treasury. Holocaust and anti-Semitism manufactured guilt are undoubtedly contributing factors to the subservient relationship that the United States enjoys with the state of Israel, most recently manifested in the U.S. Department of Defense's gift of one million surgical masks to the Israel Defense Force in spite of there being a shortage of the masks in the United States (note how the story was edited after it first appeared by the Jerusalem Post to conceal the U.S. role but it still has the original email address and the photo cites the Department of Defense).
And then there is the issue of Jewish power, which is discussed regularly by Jews themselves but is verboten to gentiles. Jews wield hugely disproportionate power in all the Anglophone states as well as in France and parts of Eastern Europe and even in Latin America. If anti-Semitism is as rampant as has often been claimed it is odd that there are so many Jews prominent in politics and the professions, most especially financial services and the media. Either anti-Semitism is not really "surging" or the actual anti-Semities have proven to be particularly incompetent in making their case.
Further muddying the waters, there have been a number of instances in which Jews have themselves been responsible for what have been claimed to be anti-Semitic incidents. There has also been credible speculation that some of the incidents have been false flags staged by the Israeli government itself, presumably acting through its intelligence services. The objective would be to create sympathy among the public in Europe and the U.S. for Israel and to encourage diaspora emigration to the Jewish state. The recent tale of Israeli-American Michael Kadar, who has been credited with many of early 2017's nearly two thousand bomb scares targeting Jewish community centers and synagogues worldwide, is illustrative.
Kadar, who holds both Israeli and American nationality, was arrested in Ashkelon Israel on March 2017 by Israeli police in response to the investigation carried out by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Kadar's American address was in New Lenox Illinois but he actually resided in Israel. Kadar's defense was that he had a brain tumor that caused autism and was not responsible for his actions, but he was found to be fit for trial and was sentenced to 10 years in prison in June 2017. He was apparently subsequently quietly released from prison and returned to Illinois in mid-2018. In August 2019 he was arrested for violation of parole on a firearms and drugs offense.
The court in Tel Aviv convicted Kadar on counts including "extortion, disseminating hoaxes in order to spread panic, money laundering and computer hacking over bomb and shooting threats against community centers, schools, shopping malls, police stations, airlines, and airports in North America, Britain, Australia, New Zealand, Norway and Denmark." It claimed that "As a result of 142 telephone calls to airports and airlines, in which he said bombs had been planted in passenger planes or they would come under attack, aircraft were forced to make emergency landings and fighter planes were scrambled."
It was also claimed by the court that Kadar had gotten involved with the so-called restricted access "dark web" to make threats for money. He reportedly earned $240,000 equivalent worth of the digital currency Bitcoin. Kadar has reportedly refused to reveal the password to his Bitcoin wallet and its value is believed to have increased to more than $1 million.
The tale borders on the bizarre and right from the beginning there were many inconsistencies in both the Department of Justice case and in terms of Kadar's biography and vital statistics. After his arrest and conviction, many of his public, private and social networking records were either deleted or changed, suggesting that a high-level cover-up was underway.
Most significant, the criminal complaint against Kadar included details of the phone calls that were not at all consistent with the case that he had acted alone. The threats were made using what is referred to as spoofing telephone services, used by marketers to hide the caller's true number and identify, but the three cell phone numbers identified by the Department of Justice to make the spoofed calls were all U.S.-based and one of them was linked to a Jewish Chabad religious leader and one to the Church of Scientology's counter-intelligence chief in California. In addition, some of the calls were made when Kadar was in transit between Illinois and Israel, suggesting that he had not initiated the calls.
DOJ's criminal complaint also included information that the threat caller was a woman who had "a distinct speech impediment." Michael Kadar's mother has a distinct speech impediment. Oddly enough she has not been identified in any public documents and the Israelis claimed that Michael was disguising his voice, but she is believed to be Dr. Tamar Kadar, who resided in Ashkelon at the same address as Michael. Dr. Kadar is a chemical weapons researcher at the Mossad-linked Israel Institute for Biological Research ("IIBR").
Michael appears to have U.S. birthright citizenship because he was born in Bethesda in 1990 while his mother was a visiting researcher at the U.S. Army Military Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID). While Dr. Kadar was at USAMRIID, anthrax went missing from the Army's lab and may have been subsequently used in the 2001 anthrax letter attacks inside the U.S., which resulted in the deaths of five people. The FBI subsequently accused two USAMRIID researchers of the theft, but one was exonerated and the other committed suicide, closing the investigation.
So, there are some interesting issues raised by the Michael Kadar case. First of all, he appears to have been the fall guy for what may have been a Mossad directed false-flag operation actually run by his mother, who is herself an expert on biological weapons and works at an Israeli intelligence lab. Second, the objective of the operation may have been to create an impression that anti-Semitism is dramatically increasing, which ipso facto generates a positive perception of Israel and encourages foreign Jews to emigrate to the Jewish state. And third, there appears to have been a cover-up orchestrated by the Israeli and U.S. governments, evident in the disappearance of both official and non-official records, while Michael has been quietly released from prison and is enjoying his payoff of one million dollars in bitcoins. As always, whenever something involves promoting the interests of the state of Israel, the deeper one digs the more sordid the tale becomes.
Philip M. Giraldi, Ph.D., is Executive Director of the Council for the National Interest, a 501(c)3 tax deductible educational foundation (Federal ID Number #52-1739023) that seeks a more interests-based U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East. Website is councilforthenationalinterest.org, address is P.O. Box 2157, Purcellville VA 20134 and its email is firstname.lastname@example.org .
niteranger , says: Show Comment April 14, 2020 at 5:17 am GMTGood piece of work Dr. Giraldi. A few things about this case of the Kadars. Basically Israel refused to cooperate with the FBI at the beginning and resisted giving up the kid. Furthermore, the FBI was told to "back off" by higher ups in the agency and let Israel handle it. So the results are what you would expect with a false flag.Antares , says: Show Comment April 14, 2020 at 8:45 am GMT
The anthrax case still has legs. Bruce Irvins was the microbiologist at Detrick you are referring to. He was never charged and they never proved he was involved and the FBI could not place him in any of the spots they wanted. He had some issues and the FBI gang banged him looking for a patsy. Dr. Hatfill was the "original" Person of Interest whom the Jewish controlled media followed around and they ruined his life. He sued the FBI and won a lot of money.
The FBI appeared to intentionally mess up the anthrax samples. Reviews by the National Academy of Science rocked the idiots at the FBI and they concluded Irvins was not involved. The real kicker to all of this is that the FBI leader of the investigation was Robert Mueller! The same Mueller who spent almost 3 years chasing Russian spies well knowing that it was lie.
And finally who sealed the files so no one could ever come up with the real perpetrators ..Obama!Antisemitism is pro-Israel, the Nazis included (shipping jews to Palestine).Been_there_done_that , says: Show Comment April 14, 2020 at 9:49 am GMT
For some reason I know exactly what a neonazi looks like, how he behaves, how he talks, how he thinks and even how he feels. But I never met one. Where does this 'knowledge' come from?
I happen to remember some television that I have seen as a child. Most people don't and are living in a fantasy world with fantasy enemies and fantasy friends and take it for reality.Robert Pinkerton , says: Show Comment April 14, 2020 at 11:05 am GMT
"Further muddying the waters, there have been a number of instances in which Jews have themselves been responsible for what have been claimed to be anti-Semitic incidents."
There have been so many such incidents over the years that when a synagogue or cemetery gets spray-painted with swastikas, the default presumption for any subsequent investigation is automatically "inside-job".
The stereotypical perpetrator would tend to be a deranged student residing at the campus Hillel House, majoring in film studies or some other flakey college program.
Years ago there was a case of a San Francisco synagogue on fire. After the arsonist, a Jew, was caught and confessed, the tenor of the response was that one had to feel sorry for him because he needed help.
In light of such incidents there has even been a visual meme out there: Hey Rabbi Watcha Doin'?! (See Google Images)
Getting a patsy to do the dirty work is significantly more effective in provoking outrage and sympathy. Though last year's attack on a synagogue in Halle, Germany, during Yom Kippur services in early October was highly suspicious, media reports managed to suppress those aspects and instead generated a victimhood-card bonanza that lasted for weeks.
The German population was easily bamboozled. Prominent Jewish representatives publicly demanded more stringent laws against "anti-semitism", as recently re-defined, and parliamentarians duly obliged.
News that had not been much reported about, but was circulating at the outset in alternative media:
• Mentally deranged perpetrator, who had shared his views on an Internet chat group, expressed his desire to attack Muslims and Antifa.
• Anonymous "handler / minder" in California offered to pay him half a bitcoin to redirect his attack toward the synagogue instead.
• Synagogue had just recently been equipped with elaborate security system installed by Israeli company to withstand shooting and bombing attacks.
• Local police, which normally would provide security outside, during holiday services, were conspicuously absent during that time, and slow to respond (likely stand-down orders from above).
• Perpetrator filmed his rampage, which he broadcast in real-time as a live stream video online (wanting to emulate an earlier attack in New Zealand), enabling his handlers to monitor the shooting spree while in progress.
• After his mission failed, frustrated perpetrator "spilled the beans" in real-time and cussed out the Californian bitcoin payer, who had apparently set him up to be framed, as probably being a Jew.
Of course, by design, the securely locked synagogue door easily withstood the shooting attack with multiple exterior bullet holes into its wooden exterior. Everybody in the world probably saw that part.Pressure of an external enemy reinforces group cohesion.niente , says: Show Comment April 14, 2020 at 12:57 pm GMT
In Roman antiquity the Main Enemy was Carthage. Once it was destroyed, fissures in Roman social cohesion became canyons.I was born in Argentina, 1950. There was a populist nationalist government then, strongly disliked by the US. It included a whole spectrum, right to left. It assisted together with the Vatican the rescuing of Nazi criminals that settled in the country. There was an antisemitic movement headed by a provocateur, Juan Guillermo Kelly for name. Jews emigrated to Israel. In the 80s he made public he was a Mossad agentDesert Fox , says: Show Comment April 14, 2020 at 1:13 pm GMT... get the book By Way of Deception by former Mossad officer Victor Ostrosky, it can be had on amazon.Jake , says: Show Comment April 14, 2020 at 1:35 pm GMT@vot tak How can Jews be a 'colonial occupation force' in any nation that is English-speaking and has not totally rejected the political and cultural heritage of WASP Empire?Greg Bacon , says: Website Show Comment April 14, 2020 at 1:59 pm GMT
Anglo-Saxon Puritanism was a Judaizing heresy. When the Anglo-Saxon Puritans won their revolution, they cemented Modern English culture as one twined with Jewish ideas and ideals. Archetypal WASP Oliver Cromwell cemented that doubly by allying with Jewish bankers on the Continent. From the mid-1600s, Jews have been the defining bankers of English Empire, of WASP Empire. And bankers are always the opposite of outsiders. Bankers own and eventually come to control fully.
Anglo-Zionist Empire has existed since at least Oliver Cromwell.As in the case of the Mossad asset Jeff Epstein, who was running a child-rape assembly line on his 'Orgy Island' and on his 'Lolita Express,' to ensnare weakling politicians, video-taping them in the process of raping young girls–and boys–then use that to blackmail them into becoming an enthusiastic supporter of Israel, the one lead that was never pursued was, "How many other Epstein's are out there, doing their slimy business for Israel?"geokat62 , says: Show Comment April 14, 2020 at 2:24 pm GMT
The same could be asked of this 'Mikey' Kadar terrorist, who I'm sure has plenty of accomplices world-wide, still phoning in threats or maybe spray-painting Jew cemeteries with the dreaded Nazi Swastika.
This terrorist does about one year in prison, then is set free and off to the USA he runs? If his name had been Mohammed or he was a skin-headed nationalist, he'd be in prison for the rest of his life, but since he's from that class of those Chosen by G-d, he gets a pass.@nienteRichard B , says: Show Comment April 14, 2020 at 2:35 pm GMT
There was an antisemitic movement headed by a provocateur, Juan Guillermo Kelly
Very interesting information. I did a quick search and the only info I found was this wiki entry in Spanish.
I used google translate to convert to English.
Do you have any sources that confirm his alleged affiliation with Mossad?[Hide MORE]
From a young age he was a member of the Nationalist Liberation Alliance. Until then, it was led by Juan Queraltó and had a clear anti-Semitic profile that Kelly fought against. The group went on to become a shock force of Peronism.
During the bombing of Plaza de Mayo, when a group of military personnel opposed to the government of Juan Domingo Perón attempted to assassinate him and carry out a coup d'état, several squadrons of aircraft belonging to Naval Aviation, bombarded and machine-gunned them with anti-aircraft ammunition, Plaza de Mayo and the Casa Rosada, as well as the CGT building, Kelly, aided by the Nationalist Liberation Alliance, dueled with the Marines responsible for the attack. 
After the self-proclaimed liberating revolution dictatorship was established, after a bombardment of the headquarters of his organization, located in San Martín and Corrientes Avenue in Buenos Aires. On September 21, the coup armed forces received from Córdoba the order to eliminate that focus of resistance in the heart of the city of Buenos Aires and advanced on it with cannons and two Sherman tanks, sending an emissary to surrender. The cannons and tanks fired and some fifty men, led by Guillermo Patricio Kelly, surrendered. Those who remained inside died under the rubble of the three-story building, destroyed with gunshots. The number of deaths that some raise to more than 400 is unknown.  After that, he was arrested by the dictatorship and transferred to the Río Gallegos prison, where one night in 1957 he starred in a film escape along with John William Cooke, Jorge Antonio and Héctor Cámpora and other political prisoners managed to escape, after which he applied for political asylum in Chile, but this was denied. When he was about to be sent to Argentina, he escaped again, this time dressed as a woman, [required appointment] to Venezuela where Perón was. When he left Chile for Caracas, he used a new identity: he was "Doctor Vargas, psychoanalyst".
When on January 26, 1958, the newspaper El Nacional titled "Perón led the repression against the Venezuelan people," he identified him, along with Kelly, as "National Security torture consultants" and published Perón's fraternal letters to the head of that body.
When the revolution broke out in Venezuela, Perón was another of the insurgents' objectives, along with his collaborators, among whom was Kelly, and they had to take refuge in the Embassy of the Dominican Republic. Outside, more than a thousand people were shaking the entrance gate. They had already been locked up for two days, and people were still outside. All the Argentines looked askance at Kelly. "They are going to kill us all because of this one," they growled. There were several who wanted to kick him out and someone raised the motion: to vote if he should withdraw. It was not necessary: Kelly decided to face up. He only asked for two conditions: that he be given a pair of dark glasses and a hat. He also asked for silver. When he walked out of the embassy and mixed with the crowd, no one could recognize him. In the midst of the seizure, Kelly made contact with two CIA agents: -- The Communists are going to enter the embassy and they are going to kill Perón. And if they kill him, the entire continent is communicated – he warned them. Finally, the United States prepared to rescue him, interceding with the revolutionary government to clear the area and facilitate his departure to the Dominican Republic. 
Kelly was stoned from the Caracas airport, obtained refuge in Haiti and, after a turbulent stay in which he was imprisoned,  crossed the border to the Dominican Republic, where he remained for a few days. He returned to Argentina in 1958 with the passport that he stole from Roberto Galán and after six months he was arrested and transferred again to the Ushuaia prison. 
Throughout his life he was imprisoned for almost eight years. In 1966 he occupied the headquarters of the PJ National Coordinating Board for a few hours, from where he launched a violent proclamation against union leader Augusto Vandor. [appointment required]
In 1981, in the midst of a military dictatorship, he denounced the theft of $ 60 million from Argentina, 10% of that debt belonging to General Suárez Mason, considering him a "murderer of the people." According to Kelly, Mason is involved in the YPF emptying in the 1980s. He also said that the military man worked as a mercenary training mercenary troops to fight in the Caribbean, which received money from the Nord high command, who was accused of murdering the brother and two nephews of former President Arturo Frondizi. Also involved in this robbery was former judge Pedro Narvaez who fled to Rio de Janeiro and then to Spain.  
In 1983, he gained notoriety after formulating a series of complaints related to the P-2 Lodge, the YPF dismissal and the murder of Fernando Branca, in addition to filing a criminal complaint against Emilio Massera. Shortly thereafter, in August of that year, Kelly was kidnapped and severely beaten by a gang led by Aníbal Gordon, who claimed to have acted on the orders of the last military dictator Reynaldo Bignone and the Army Corps I.
In 1991, during the presidency of Carlos Menem, he was the host of an ATC program called Sin Concesiones, in which he maintained that it would reveal "where the children of the ´Noble Ladies´ come from", alluding to the children adopted by the director from the Clarín newspaper, Ernestina Herrera de Noble. After a meeting between Herrera de Noble, Héctor Magnetto and Carlos Menem held at the Quinta de Olivos on Thursday, May 2, 1991, Clarín and the government agreed on Kelly's air release at ATC in exchange for the air output of the program of the journalist Liliana López Foresi, Magazine 13, Journalism with an opinion, in which Menem was severely criticized.    
On the subject of Herrera de Noble's children, Kelly wrote a book published by Arkel Publishing in 1993 titled Noble: Imperio Corrupto. Only 200 copies were published, although the author gave several of them to public libraries in the United States. 
He died on July 1, 2005 at 8:30 am, a victim of terminal cancer at the German Hospital in the City of Buenos Aires.  
Very much so. Because it helps direct our attention to something very important.
Though they're good at infiltration, subversion, betrayal, destruction and death, they're no good at social-managment.
I refer to them as Jewish Supremacy Inc. (JSI).
It's a distinction worth making because it separates them from Jews who don't hate Whites and aren't obsessed with being Jewish.
They're out there, however small their numbers might be.
After all, Gilad Atzmon's not the only one.
It's also worth pointing out that JSI gets lots of help from three other groups who aren't Jewish at all. In fact they're White.
1. the cynical, self-centered whores of opportunity who will do anything to protect their own materialistic, narcissistic trough.
2. the incurably gullible, pathologically naive Whites from Left-wingy Mu