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Feb 13 10:47

FBI Informant: Russians Bragged Clintons Had Influence Over CFIUS in Uranium One

A confidential information for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) testified about what he witnessed undercover during the period leading up to the controversial Uranium One deal. William D. Campbell gave hours of testimony when he met staff members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, House Oversight and House Intelligence Committees on Wednesday.

His explosive allegations can now be heard only because the Trump Administration lifted an unprecedented non-disclosure agreement, allowing him to testify about what he witnessed undercover surrounding Russia’s efforts to corner the global uranium market.

“He recounted numerous times that the Russians bragged that the Clintons’ influence in the Obama administration would ensure CFIUS (pronounced CIFIUS) approval for Uranium One,” said Victoria Toensing, a partner at the firm DiGenova & Toensing who is representing Mr. Campbell. “And he was right.”

Feb 13 10:44

Was Clinton attack dog Sidney Blumenthal involved in launch of Russia collusion investigation?

A name long associated with the Clinton machine has surfaced as a behind-the-scenes figure in the Trump-Russia collusion story, prompting some to speculate that the investigation began at least partly as a dirty tricks operation.

Sidney Blumenthal, a Clinton loyalist from the days of Bill Clinton’s presidency up through Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaigns, was identified by Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., as a source of anti-Trump information passed to the FBI through the State Department. The information is believed to have played a role in the FBI’s launching of the collusion probe that is now in the hands of Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

Blumenthal has long been known as an attack dog for the Clintons, so ferocious a defender that he earned the nickname “Sid Vicious.” As Dick Morris, former adviser to the Clintons (although he has since become a critic) puts it, “If [Bill Clinton] is caught shoplifting for the tenth time, Hillary would have Sidney blame the store’s cameras.”

Feb 13 10:43

Steele Dossier an MI6 Operation Backed by Anti-Trumper Theresa May?

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Indeed, it’s not even clear the Russiagate investigation itself will be impacted. After all, the narrative may have flipped on one variable – from Trump campaign collusion to Democratic and FBI collusion – but the constant remains the same: Russia. Trump’s defenders are as insistent as his detractors that the real culprit is Russia! Russia! Russia!

Sean Hannity of Fox News has been particularly hyperventilative that the entire Steele Dossier lying at the black heart of the mess consists of “phony, fake-news Russian propaganda” and “Russian intelligence lies” from British MI6 (supposedly “former”) spymaster Christopher Steele’s “Russian sources.” Even level-headed observers like Paul Sperry and Patrick Buchanan characterize the file as a “Kremlin-aided smear job” and “Russian dirt [that] Steele was spoon-fed by old comrades in the Kremlin’s security apparatus.”

Christopher Steele is not Russian

Sure, maybe Vladimir Putin personally whispered every word of the dossier into Steele’s ear.>>>

Feb 13 10:43

Byron York: Comey told Congress FBI agents didn't think Michael Flynn lied

In March 2017, then-FBI Director James Comey briefed a number of Capitol Hill lawmakers on the Trump-Russia investigation. One topic of intense interest was the case of Michael Flynn, the Trump White House national security adviser who resigned under pressure on Feb. 13 after just 24 days in the job.

There were widespread reports that Flynn had lied to Vice President Mike Pence about telephone conversations that he, Flynn, had with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak during the transition in late December 2016. On Jan. 24, 2017, two of Comey's FBI agents went to the White House to question Flynn, and there was a lot of speculation later that Flynn lied in that interview, which would be a serious crime.

"The Jan. 24 interview potentially puts Flynn in legal jeopardy," the Washington Post reported in February. "Lying to the FBI is a felony offense."

Feb 13 10:14

CNN Exclusive: California launches investigation following stunning admission by Aetna medical director

California's insurance commissioner has launched an investigation into Aetna after learning a former medical director for the insurer admitted under oath he never looked at patients' records when deciding whether to approve or deny care.

California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones expressed outrage after CNN showed him a transcript of the testimony and said his office is looking into how widespread the practice is within Aetna.

"If the health insurer is making decisions to deny coverage without a physician actually ever reviewing medical records, that's of significant concern to me as insurance commissioner in California -- and potentially a violation of law," he said.

Aetna, the nation's third-largest insurance provider with 23.1 million customers, told CNN it looked forward to "explaining our clinical review process" to the commissioner.

Feb 13 10:13

When the FBI Used FISA to Spy on Carter Page as A Suspected Russian Agent, It Knew Better Because He Had Been an FBI Employee Targeting the Russians

Journalist Lee Stranahan reports that Carter Page, the subject of the FISA wiretap warrant, was an FBI employee from 2013 to 2016 who targeted the Russians prior to joining the Trump campaign. Therefore, when the FBI obtained the FISA warrant against Page, it was aware that he was not a Russian agent.

Feb 13 09:55

Massachusetts activists defeat “deceptive” anti-BDS measure

Activists in Massachusetts successfully pressured state lawmakers to stop a bill on 8 February that would have classified the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) campaign for Palestinian rights as “discrimination.”

The bill requires anyone who enters into a contract with the state worth more than $10,000 to pledge that they will not refuse to do business with any person based on the person’s “race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity or sexual orientation.”

It has no chance of being passed this session as a key committee declined to advance it.

The campaign to defeat it was successful, Elsa Auerbach of Jewish Voice for Peace - Boston told The Electronic Intifada, “after the legislators understood that the framing of the bill was deceptive and posed a threat to the constitutionally protected right to free speech.”

Feb 13 09:03

Ukraine Deports Opposition Leader

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The deportation appears to bring an abrupt end to a months-long cat-and-mouse game between Saakashvili and the Ukrainian authorities.

"This person was on Ukrainian territory illegally and therefore, in compliance with all legal procedures, he was returned to the country from where he arrived," the country's border service spokesman Oleh Slobodyan said in a post on Facebook.

In a statement, Saakashvili denounced President Petro Poroshenko.

"This is not a president and not a man. This is a lowlife crook who wants to wreck Ukraine. All this shows how weak they are. We will of necessity defeat them."

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Feb 13 08:56

Russia In the Crosshairs

How many times did Putin announce victory in Syria, pull out, and then have to go back after Washington’s forces had recuperated? Why does Putin refuse the reincorporation of the breakaway Russian provinces in Ukraine? He allowed Crimea back in because of the Russian naval base, but he has refused the Russian provinces of Donetsk and Luhansk. Consequently, the Russian people in these provinces continue to be subject to attack, and Washington has now armed its Ukrainian nazi state with weapons to reconquer the breakaway republics.

Whether or not Russia wants to acknowledge it, Russia is in a fight for her life. There is evidence that top Russian leaders are unaware of this.

Feb 13 08:48

Kushner Foundation Gives $342K to Chabad — Still Surprised About Jared and Ivanka’s Synagogue?

A Haaretz examination has revealed that Charles and Seryl Kushner have been major benefactors of Chabad over the years. Between 2003 and 2013, their family foundation donated a total of $342,500 to various institutions and projects associated with the movement, their tax records show.

Chabad has benefited not only from Kushner’s side of the family. It turns out that President-elect Donald Trump has also contributed to the movement – even before his daughter, who converted to Judaism, was married. Altogether, the Donald J. Trump Foundation has donated $11,550 to three Chabad institutions.

Feb 13 08:44

Putin’s Chosen People

Putin’s has also generally been supportive of Jewish institutions—one Jewish institution in particular. One of the more intriguing aspects of contemporary Russian Jewish life is the close relationship between the Kremlin and Chabad, also known as Lubavitch, the Hasidic sect known in the United States for its street-corner proselytizing to fellow Jews and reverence for the late Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson. Founded in Western Russia in the 18th century, the Lubavitchers decamped to the United States in 1940, setting up their new headquarters in Brooklyn’s Crown Heights neighborhood. The Orthodox Jewish movement has dispatched hundreds of emissaries throughout the world to promote the faith. Just after the fall of Communism and just prior to his own death, Schneerson sent Rabbi Berel Lazar to represent Chabad in Russia.

Feb 12 16:18

BREAKING: Las Vegas Coroner – Stephen Paddock Died One Day After He Committed Suicide.

Police Department. It is shocking to find that the coroner says Stephen Paddock died one day after he committed suicide.

Feb 12 13:19

Uranium One Effects On Security Of The United States – What Really Happened In Russia – What Was Being Reported In The News Media.

I have spent the morning doing searches on Wikileaks.org. I have tried to find all I could on visits made by the Clintons to Russia; and, of course, on the Uranium One deal. I have found many sources from the Russia media about visits by the Clintons. Of course, there are visits made by Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State, but there are also visits made by Bill Clinton.

I have found that during the period of time that the Uranium One deal was being made behind the scenes, Clinton was making headlines at home concerning the good job she was doing to “reset” the US and Russia relations. Obama was said to support the reset and Clinton’s good works.

What I find astounding is all we find in the news media to document Bill Clinton’s participation in this, was the fact he received payment for his speaking fees. And, yes, he did, but even more so the Clinton Foundation received donations during this time.

Feb 12 13:18

All the President’s Men II: Dirty Tricks with a Vengeance

hen the Nunes memo finally became public, the media immediately went to work to say it was “nothing.” Really? Replace the names “Comey,” “Strzok” and “McCabe” with “Haldeman,” “Ehrlichman” and “Mitchell” and reread it, please.

It’s a lot like Watergate, if the original break was not the work of G. Gordon Liddy and his candle-impervious hand but rather FBI agents with an improperly obtained warrant.

The Washington Post would be all over that story, lest democracy die in darkness. Here’s how it would look, in the movie at least: “All the President’s Men II: Dirty Tricks with a Vengeance.”

Feb 12 13:11

AG asks police to delay recommendations on PM

Mandelblit wants police to hold off until state can respond to petition demanding police not to release recommendations against Netanyahu; inside sources say police not ready to release recommendations regardless.

Feb 12 13:11

John Brennan Was Hired by NBC to Attack Devin Nunes

Former CIA Director John Brennan has been hired as a paid contributor by NBC and MSNBC, the media company announced. He led the agency from 2013 to early 2017, under President Barack Obama.

He is going to serve as an Alinsky attack dog against all the revelations about the DoJ and FBI swamp. MSM is lining up their own little KGB.

The former spy made his first appearance in his new role on ‘Meet the Press’ Sunday and took the opportunity to accuse Nunes of being “exceptionally partisan” and abusing his role to protect Trump.

John Brennan was hired to destroy Devin Nunes.

Feb 12 12:53

BOMBSHELL: FBI Informant In Uranium One Scandal Testifies Against Obama. Here's What He Said.

The FBI’s informant in the Uranium One scandal involving the Obama administration gave written testimony to three congressional committees this week in which he accused the Obama administration of making decisions that directly benefited the Russian government and their goals of gaining geopolitical advantages over the United States.

The informant, Douglas Campbell, told congressional investigators on Wednesday that Moscow sent millions of dollars to the U.S. with the expectation that it would benefit the Clintons, while Hillary Clinton "quarterbacked a 'reset' in US-Russian relations" in her role as Secretary of State during the Obama administration, The Hill reported.

Feb 12 12:39

Obama Painter Kehinde Wiley Known For Portraying Black Heroines Decapitating White Women

Barack Obama unveiled his official portrait as painted by artist Kehinde Wiley at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC on Monday.

"Wiley typically portrays people of color posing as famous figures in Western art," the Portrait Gallery said of his work. "Through this practice, he challenges the visual rhetoric of power that is dominated by elite white men."

"Barack Obama said he admired how Wiley's photos 'challenge our conventional views of power and privilege.'", NPR reports.

Feb 12 10:56

City Fines Landlord $2 Million Because They Offered Homeless & Disabled Veterans Cheap Rent

In the land of the free, government and law enforcement not only wage war on the poor and homeless through various unscrupulous means designed to extract revenue and attack the right to exist but those who try to help the homeless—by feeding, clothing, or sheltering them—also face the wrath of the state. As the following case illustrates, even those who’ve laid down their lives for the state—veterans—and the ones who help them are now being targeted.

Judy Wu, a landlord in San Francisco has converted 12 properties she owns into 49 housing units over the last decade which she and her husband, Trent Zhu, rent to homeless, low-income and disabled veterans.

Because they’ve split the units into much smaller ones, the couple is able to provide these veterans with very cheap housing. The contribution to society hasn’t gone unnoticed by the city, however, who couldn’t care less about the dozens of previously homeless veterans now off the streets thanks to the couple.

Feb 12 09:19

How to Manipulate Stocks: Chinese Authorities Step in to Stop the Rout

For proper effect, the directives were purposefully leaked to the media.

Feb 12 07:01

Mattis: North Korea Can't Divide US, South Korea

Defense Secretary James Mattis today joined US efforts to downplay the diplomatic progress being made at the Winter Olympics, accusing North Korea of trying to “drive a wedge” between the US and South Korea, and insisting they would fail.

Mattis said he doubted the diplomatic efforts would have any traction “once the Olympics are over,” while scoffing at the idea North Korea would even want better ties to South Korea, insisting Kim Jong Un has called them “an American puppet.”

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