Monday, September 30, 2019

FBI investigating Prince Andrew’s ‘connection’ to Jeffrey Epstein, report says

The FBI has briefed Scotland Yard on its continuing investigation into people with connections to the late multimillionaire sex offender

The FBI, not concerned that Prince Andrew is a member of the British royal family, is including him in their ongoing and expanding investigation of Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged sex trafficking operation, according to a report over the weekend in the Sunday Times of London.

"The US investigation is focusing on several potential victims in the hope that they can provide more details about Prince Andrew and his connection to the Epstein case," a source from the U.S. Justice Department told the Sunday Times. "They are not going to dismiss (claims relating to Andrew) because he is a royal."

The Sunday Times said the FBI expects to question Epstein’s alleged victims in the next two months, and the agency has briefed Scotland Yard on its probe. The Times said Scotland Yard detectives stand ready to assist their American counterparts. The report did not say whether Andrew would make himself available to talk to investigators.

With news about the FBI’s reported involvement, the Duke of York will continue to be plagued by negative headlines about his controversial association with Epstein. The multimillionaire sex offender, 66, died by suicide Aug. 10 in a Manhattan jail, where he was awaiting trial on new charges of sexually abusing and trafficking underaged girls.

Andrew, 59, was friends with Epstein, starting in the late 1990s and continuing through at least late 2010 — after Epstein was first investigated for trafficking underaged girls and convicted in 2008 of crimes involving sex with a minor.

It has been documented in news reports and in court filings that Andrew traveled on Epstein’s private plane multiple times, visited his different homes and invited the financier for a weekend stay and for royal family birthday parties at Balmoral and Windsor castles.

Most problematic for Andrew is that Virginia Roberts Giuffre, one of Epstein’s alleged "sex slaves," has claimed in a lawsuit and in interviews that she was forced to have sex with Andrew three times in 2001 when she was 17.

In a recent interview with NBC’s "Dateline," the Sacramento-born Guiffre, now 35, said about Andrew: "He was an abuser. He was a participant."

Andrew, Queen Elizabeth’s second son, also was known to be good friends with British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell, Epstein’s alleged "madam." Maxwell has been accused by Giuffre and other women of helping to recruit and groom girls to have sex with Epstein and his powerful friends.

Guiffre told NBC that her first sexual encounter with Andrew took place at Maxwell’s London townhouse.

"Ghislaine woke me up in the morning and told me, ‘You’re going to meet a prince today,'" Giuffre told Savannah Guthrie. "I didn’t know at that point that I was going to be trafficked to that prince."

A now viral photo of Andrew with his arm around Giuffre was reportedly taken at Maxwell’s townhouse the night they first allegedly had sex.

"I couldn’t believe that even royalty were involved," Giuffre added in the "Dateline" interview.

The Duke of York, once known by the U.K. media as "Randy Andy," has repeatedly denied Giuffre’s accusations, saying they were "false" and "without foundation." Andrew also has tried to distance himself from Epstein and said he regrets continuing their friendship after the convicted pedophile was released from his controversially short 13-month county jail stay in 2010.

Dai Davies, the former head of royal protection at Scotland Yard, who was in charge of Andrew’s security in the late 1990s, told the Sunday Times it was in the "public interest" for the FBI to investigate — especially after London’s Metropolitan Police dropped an investigation into Andrew when allegations by Giuffre emerged in 2015.

"I would have thought it’s in Prince Andrew’s interests to clear this matter up," Davies told the Sunday Times. "Any residue of doubt or innuendo should be cleared up by a clear, unequivocal, structured investigation."

The Sunday Times said the FBI plans to interview about 100 victims, the majority of whom were 14 or 15 years old when they allegedly were trafficked by Epstein and his possible accomplices. The Times added that Guiffre’s allegations against Andrew are not the only claims the FBI is reviewing in relation to the prince.


Saturday, September 28, 2019

Wow: Dems are literally REWRITING what “Trump said” on call with Ukrainian president and just making up as they go

Image: Wow: Dems are literally REWRITING what “Trump said” on call with Ukrainian president and just making up as they go

(Natural News) We already knew that Democrats were getting desperate as the 2020 election approaches because they don’t have any strong presidential candidates and POTUS Donald Trump’s popularity is rising.

The president has delivered on virtually everything he has promised that is within his power to deliver: A stronger economy due to better economic policies, renegotiated trade deals, border wall construction, and jobs, jobs, jobs.

He’s had to fight Democrats (and far too many Republicans) along the way but he’s always managed to come out on top despite having the entire Deep State government, intelligence, and media establishment against him.

Now he’s fighting another battle: He’s been accused of doing something so nefarious with the president of Ukraine that it warrants impeachment. 

What, you ask, could it be? According to Democrats and the lying media, Trump supposedly threatened to withhold military aid from Ukraine unless that government supplied him with dirt on former VP Joe Biden, one of the Democrats’ 2020 candidates. 

The problem with that accusation, however, is that it’s 100 percent false. It was Biden who, as Obama’s vice president, flew to Ukraine in 2015 and threatened to withhold $1 billion in U.S. loan guarantees if that government didn’t fire a prosecutor who was looking into corruption allegations involving a gas firm where son Hunter Biden served as a board member (for $50,000 per month). 

Not only did the government of then-President Petro Poroshenko accede to Biden’s demands, the former VP actually bragged about it on video at a Council on Foreign Relations confab last year (here’s the video). 

Now, however, Democrats are in panic mode because the video of Biden’s dirty deed is all over the place online. So what do they do? They concoct another fake scandal by accusing President Trump of doing exactly what Joe Biden did. (Related: BUSTED: Democrats accusing Trump of “treason” for asking Ukraine to help with Biden probe did the SAME thing to find dirt on HIM.)

Democrats are destroying our republic

Only, transcripts of the president’s questionable phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in July show that not only didn’t Trump issue a threat to withhold promised military aid, he didn’t repeatedly bring up Ukrainian assistance with the Biden probe as Democrats claim.

But that didn’t stop Democrats from completely making up their own version of what happened on that phone call during a hearing before the House Intelligence Committee on Thursday. It’s chairman, Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), fabricated the entirety of the president’s conversation with Zelenskyy.

In opening statements ahead of testimony by acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire, Schiff — who lied in the past by claiming he had irrefutable evidence the president “colluded” with Russia to “steal” the 2016 election (even Robert Mueller put that lie to bed) — made up his own version of events.

“What happened on the call?” Schiff said. “Zelensky begins by ingratiating himself, and he tries to enlist the support of the president. He expresses his interest in meeting the president and says his country wants to acquire more weapons to defend itself. And what is the president’s response? Well, it reads like a classic organized crime shakedown. Shorn of its rambling character and in not so many words, this is the essence of what the president communicates.”

Not a word of that is true. In fact, according to the transcript, the only thing Trump said about Biden’s son, Hunter: 

There’s a lot of talk about Biden’s son, that Biden stopped the prosecution and a lot of people want to find out about that so whatever you can do with the Attorney General would be great. Biden went around bragging that he stopped the prosecution so if you can look into it … It sounds horrible to me.

Does that sound anything like how Schiff characterized the call? Of course not. Later, Schiff would tell the hearing he was just doing “parody,” but we all know he wasn’t. He was getting the lie in first because he knew the fake news media would report his words and that would be everyone’s first impression.

The Democrats are pathetic. 


More Confirmation of an Epstein-Maxwell Blackmail Operation

One may wonder what happened to the Epstein story. Jeffrey Epstein “committed suicide” six weeks ago and since that time the story has all but disappeared from the corporate media news cycle, as I said it would. AG Barr said he was told it was an intelligence operation, so naturally it must disappear, buried under stories of far lesser importance. 

On September 26, Zev Shalev, a three-time Emmy nominee and Murrow Award recipient investigative journalist who once worked for corporate media propaganda megalith CBS, posted “Blackmail America” at Narativ. 

An ex-Israeli intelligence agent reveals Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell were not only Israeli intelligence assets, they were allegedly entrapping U.S. politicians with minors. The sexual victims have come forward, but why have none of the blackmail targets?

The US government, known for its serial dishonesty, lies, and propaganda, has promised to root out and prosecute all the folks involved in Epstein’s child rape factory. “Let me assure you this case will continue on against anyone who was complicit with Epstein. Any co-conspirators should not rest easy,” declared AG William Barr. 

It’s not likely, however, that we will get the bottom of this case any time soon, if ever. 
CNN reports:

In the hours after Jeffrey Epstein’s death, federal prosecutors in Manhattan pledged to continue investigating his alleged sex-trafficking ring, suggesting they would pursue his co-conspirators.

But in the weeks since, according to people familiar with the matter, prosecutors have struggled with the question of whether some of those alleged co-conspirators were themselves victims of Epstein—and, if so, how that should affect the decision of whether to charge them with a crime.

That certainly does not include Ghislaine Maxwell. “Maxwell, whose whereabouts have been shrouded in mystery, hasn’t been charged,” notes CNN. 

No mystery here. It’s obvious she is a protected asset and will likely never see the inside of a courtroom, let alone a prison cell. 

“I’ve reported before that Epstein was an intelligence asset for Israel,” Shalev writes. 

This was confirmed by two independent sources. Now, one of those sources, a former senior member of the Israeli intelligence community, has gone on the record to confirm this about Epstein and is making significant claims about Epstein’s human trafficking operation.

Ari Ben-Menashe is an Iranian-born Israeli consultant and former arms dealer who also served as a senior executive for Israel’s Directorate of Military Intelligence (1977 to 1987). This puts Ben-Menashe in a unique position to know about Epstein and also Ghislaine Maxwell. He met them both 40 years ago, when Ben-Menashe when he worked for Israel alongside Maxwell’s father, Robert Maxwell.

Ben-Menashe and Robert Maxwell, the late father of Ghislaine, ran Israel’s transfer of arms to Iran during the Iran-Iraq War. This relationship was exposed during the Iran-Contra affair. “That’s how Ben-Menashe says he first met Jeffrey Epstein. According to Ben-Menashe, Maxwell wanted to include Epstein in his arms-dealing operation,” according to Shalev. 

During an interview, Ben-Menashe claimed both Epstein and Maxwell worked for Israeli military intelligence. The objective was to entrap US and other politicians and blackmail them to keep them loyal to the apartheid state of Israel. Sexual blackmail is part of Israel’s modus operandi, according to Ben-Menashe. “Sleeping around is not a crime, it may be embarrassing, but it’s not a crime, but sleeping with underage girls is a crime,” he added.

If indeed Epstein was “suicided,” the executioners were Israeli. “I have theories about who wanted him dead. Probably there’s quite a number of people in the States wanted him dead, but I would think mainly the Israelis,” said Ben-Menashe.

Virginia Guiffre née Roberts, the main Epstein-Maxwell accuser, said the operation was about blackmail. 

She told NBC that Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell directed her to sleep with Britain’s Prince Andrew and other public figures on several occasions.

What NBC didn’t reveal, but is made clear by Guiffre from an affidavit she filed in 2015, is that she believes Epstein and Maxwell put her in those situations to compromise public figures with blackmail.

In the 2015 affidavit, Guiffre claimed Epstein told her he set up his friends with minors so that they would “owe him,” they would “be in his pocket,” and he would “have something on them.”

She said Epstein required her to “describe sex” with politicians, bankers and celebrities “presumably so that he could potentially blackmail them.”

Guiffre writes explicitly about Epstein seeking details of Prince Andrew’s fetishes, claiming Epstein was collecting “private information about [Prince Andrew].”

It’s said Epstein’s homes in New York and Palm Beach were wired for video surveillance. 

On October 20, 2005, after Epstein was first arrested for trafficking minors, Joseph Recarey, a decorated Palm Beach detective, “found that most of Epstein’s computer hard drives, surveillance cameras and videos had been removed from the house, leaving loose, dangling wires, according to the police report.”

Recary’s partner in the investigation, Palm Beach Police Chief Michael Reiter, told the Seattle Times 

his own trash was disappearing from his house, as his life was put under Epstein’s microscope. Private investigators hired by Epstein’s lawyers even tracked down Reiter’s grade school teachers, the former chief said. Questions were raised about donations that Epstein had made to the police department, even though Reiter had returned one of the donations shortly after the investigation began.

Recarey, meanwhile, said he began to take different routes to and from work, and even switched vehicles because he knew he was being tailed.

Despite the precautions, last year Recarey died after a “brief illness” at the age of 50. No further information was given.

Alfredo Rodriguez, Epstein’s butler, also died, allegedly in 2015 from mesothelioma. Rodriguez had tried to sell Epstein’s notorious black book of names and addresses. He was busted by an undercover cop and jailed for 15 months. 

The ruling elite and its corporate media are working studiously to push this story out of the limelight and make it go away before really important people are exposed. The cases brought by Epstein’s victims will likely take years to resolve, that is if the lawsuits are not dismissed by a friendly (and blackmailed) judge. 



With Biden Damaged And Warren Surging, Could Hillary Clinton Still Enter The Presidential Race?

Just a few weeks ago, it seemed exceedingly unlikely that Hillary Clinton would enter the race for the White House in 2020. But now the Biden campaign is deeply struggling, and the constant focus that the impeachment inquiry is putting on his son’s dealings in Ukraine has already significantly damaged his chances. Joe Biden’s numbers are sliding nationally, and in the early voting states they are really starting to plunge. The only thing that made him a strong candidate in the first place was the fact that he was Barack Obama’s vice-president for eight years, and unfortunately for Biden his weaknesses are really being exposed over course of this campaign.

Meanwhile, Elizabeth Warren has been surging nationally, and she is now in first place in several of the early voting states. This has put the Democratic establishment in panic mode, because it now looks like Warren has a really good shot of actually beating Biden. But none of the other establishment candidates have been able to maintain any sort of traction whatsoever, and at this point none of them are even close to double digits in the major national polls. So that means that establishment Democrats need a savior, and it turns out that "savior" could end up being Hillary Clinton.

And all of a sudden Hillary Clinton is popping up all over the place in the mainstream media. She has repeatedly supported the impeachment inquiry in recent days, and she very much sounds like someone that does not plan to stay on the sidelines for much longer.

Just consider the following excerpt from an interview with Jane Pauley that will be broadcast this weekend on "CBS Sunday Morning"…

"I had a chance to visit with Nancy backstage and I really share her view that the seriousness with which she has addressed the question of impeachment is exactly in line with what a sobering decision she had to make," Clinton said. "And now she must proceed with an impeachment inquiry into the president, who has betrayed his oath of office to uphold the Constitution and protect and defend our country. This occupant of the Oval Office poses a clear and present danger to our future and our democracy."

"This is not a partisan political statement, it is a harsh reality, which is why the Speaker has acted. Because it goes to the core of our values, our strength, our freedom, our security, our prosperity."

If things had gone smoothly for Joe Biden, we would not even be talking about the possibility of another Clinton run for the presidency.

But Biden’s struggles have opened up a door for Elizabeth Warren, and this week two national polls actually showed her leading Biden.

Needless to say, the Democratic establishment is really starting to become concerned, because they don’t want Elizabeth Warren to win the race. In fact, CNBC is reporting that big Democratic donors on Wall Street "are preparing to sit out the presidential campaign fundraising cycle" if Warren gets the nomination…

Democratic donors on Wall Street and in big business are preparing to sit out the presidential campaign fundraising cycle — or even back President Donald Trump — if Sen. Elizabeth Warren wins the party’s nomination.

In recent weeks, CNBC spoke to several high-dollar Democratic donors and fundraisers in the business community and found that this opinion was becoming widely shared as Warren, an outspoken critic of big banks and corporations, gains momentum against Joe Biden in the 2020 race.

So why don’t they like Warren?

Well, maybe it is because she was viciously attacking Wall Street long before she got elected to the U.S. Senate.

And of course her "wealth tax" is not winning her any friends among the Wall Street elite either. If you are not familiar with this proposal, here is a brief summary…

Consider the version of a wealth tax proposed by Elizabeth Warren. She was inspired by the work of French economist Thomas Piketty, who made the case for a global wealth tax in his blockbuster 2014 volume Capital in the 21st Century. Since then, Warren has tapped the research of UC Berkeley economists Emmanuel Saez and Gabriel Zucman (each of whom is also French).

Senator Warren’s proposal is straightforward. It would target the "richest 0.1 percent of Americans." Households with a net worth of $50 million or more would pay an annual tax of 2 percent on every dollar of net worth above $50 million and 3 percent on every dollar above $1 billion. Warren believes that with this wealth tax she can raise $2.75 trillion over ten years, which is a good thing because she has a ton of new programs that she would like to implement.

This "wealth tax" would be in addition to the federal income tax, and many among the elite are deeply concerned about what this would mean for their bank accounts.

After all, how would you feel if someone came along and took 2 or 3 percent of the money out of your bank account every single year? One year might not be too bad, but after five or ten years we are talking about some real money.

In any event, the Wall Street elite do not like Elizabeth Warren at all, and so if Joe Biden can’t get the job done they need somebody else that will.

And at this moment it appears that their best alternative is Hillary Clinton.

Of course Hillary would love to redeem herself for her failure in 2016, and it is interesting to note that she does have "a full slate of media appearances scheduled next week". The following comes from Gateway Pundit…

Speculation is starting to grow that the repeatedly failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton may try to run for office once again as she has a full slate of media appearances scheduled next week.

The former First Lady is making appearances on CBS Sunday Morning, Stephen Colbert, and The View.

The media blitz is being billed as a way to promote her and her daughter Chelsea Clinton’s new book, The Book of Gutsy Women — but comments she has been making recently have fueled theories that she may have ulterior motives.

So will Hillary actually pull the trigger and make another run for the White House?

It still feels like a bit of a long shot, but many believe that it is definitely a possibility.

Let’s keep an eye on the Biden campaign. The worse Joe Biden does, the more nervous the Democratic elite are going to become, and if things get bad enough they will literally be begging Hillary Clinton to save them.


Congressional Democrats are trying to create fake realities to hide massive corruption and lawlessness

The lines of civil discord have been crossed. What comes next is anyone’s guess. I don’t see a peaceful way to deal with delusional people who are outright manufacturing false narratives and pretending things exist that do not exist.

I feel unsafe and uncomfortable with our own congress. I fear the Liberal congress more than I ever feared Russia. I know I am not the only one?

The Schiff guy is mentally unstable. He is incapable of rational thought and is very delusion and very likely a danger to himself and others.

I do not believe he knows right from wrong and is not capable of performing the duties of a Representative in the US Congress and he should be hospitalized ASAP.

Is there a Baker act of some sort that citizens can use to have him confined and evaluated?

Immediate intervention is needed before he leaks information that could bring danger to this nation and its citizens.

Clinton/Biden Treaty With Ukraine REQUIRES Trump Ask For Investigative Assistance From The Ukraine

So it turns out there is this treaty… Yes, there is an actual treaty between the U.S. and Ukraine which obligates the leaders of both countries to cooperate fully and together on investigations of corruption, particularly criminal matters and corruption that involves both the United States and the Ukraine. The phone call between President Trump and Ukrainian President Zelenskiy, and it’s content, were not only legal, but the discussion and requests are actually mandated.

Treaty with Ukraine on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters

The Treaty is self-executing. It provides for a broad

range of cooperation in criminal matters. Mutual assistance

available under the Treaty includes: taking of testimony or

statements of persons; providing documents, records, and

articles of evidence; serving documents; locating or

identifying persons; transferring persons in custody for

testimony or other purposes; executing requests for searches

and seizures; assisting in proceedings related to restraint,

confiscation, forfeiture of assets, restitution, and collection

of fines; and any other form of assistance not prohibited by

the laws of the requested state.


Ukrainian Embassy Reveals That A DNC Operative Solicited Trump Dirt In 2016; Foreign Collusion

The Ukrainian embassy in Washington DC is reporting that the Democratic National Committee solicited dirt from them against Donald Trump’s campaign, to the point of trying to enlist the country’s president to help. Is seems that the foreign collusion story has entirely turned it’s ugly head toward the Democrats!

Missing piece to the Ukraine puzzle: State Department’s overture to Rudy Giuliani

The recent coverage suggests Giuliani reached out to new Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s team this summer solely because he wanted to get dirt on possible Trump 2020 challenger Joe Biden and his son Hunter’s business dealings in that country.

Politics or law could have been part of Giuliani’s motive, and neither would be illegal.

But there is a missing part of the story that the American public needs in order to assess what really happened: Giuliani’s contact with Zelensky adviser and attorney Andrei Yermak this summer was encouraged and facilitated by the U.S. State Department.

Giuliani didn’t initiate it. A senior U.S. diplomat contacted him in July and asked for permission to connect Yermak with him.

Why would Ukraine want to talk to Giuliani, and why would the State Department be involved in facilitating it?

According to interviews with more than a dozen Ukrainian and U.S. officials, Ukraine’s government under recently departed President Petro Poroshenko and, now, Zelensky has been trying since summer 2018 to hand over evidence about the conduct of Americans they believe might be involved in violations of U.S. law during the Obama years.

NEW: Amb. Kurt Volker has met with the Secretary of State. He has resigned from his position as Special Representative for Ukraine to the U.S. Secretary of State, according to a University spokesperson.

Volker’s resignation comes amid reports that he was involved in the Trump-Ukraine investigation

Volker’s appointment was unusual, as he continued to draw a salary from the McCain Institute, partly funded through donations from the lobbying firm Barbour Griffith Rogers, where he also served as “senior international advisor.” One of BGR’s clients was none other than former President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, who lost to Zelensky in a landslide earlier this year.

GOP lawmaker introduces resolution to censure Schiff, call for his resignation

Friday, September 27, 2019

Epstein’s butler dishes on Paris pad guests including Bill Gates, Steve Bannon

Jeffrey Epstein's apartment on Avenue Foch in Paris, France.

The butler who managed Jeffrey Epstein’s posh Paris pad claims he waited on a rotation of famous faces including Prince Andrew, Bill and Melinda Gates, as well as Steve Bannon, according to a report.

The butler, who only identified himself as Gabriel, has come forward about the convicted pedophile’s celebrity guests during his 18-year career working at the $8 million pied-à-terre, FranceInfo reported.
“I served crowned heads, diplomats, businessmen and politicians,” he told the outlet.

Among the powerful guests he listed were former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak and Prince Andrew, who would crash several nights at the apartment while Epstein was out of town, according to FranceInfo. The royal has since admitted he “regretted” his friendship with Epstein.

Enlarge ImageJeffrey Epstein
Jeffrey EpsteinCorbis via Getty Images

Gabriel said his boss also hosted Bill and Melinda Gates. The Microsoft founder has denied that he had a relationship with the disgraced financier — despite reports that he flew on Epstein’s plane to Palm Beach in 2013.

“Any allusion to a business or personal relationship between Jeffrey Epstein and Bill and Melinda Gates is totally false,” a rep for Gates told FranceInfo.

The butler also claimed his boss was still hosting famous guests at his Paris apartment last year. He said former White House chief strategist Bannon paid a visit in fall 2018.

Enlarge ImageBill Gates and his wife Melinda Gates
Bill Gates and his wife, Melinda GatesAFP/Getty Images

“I was even his driver in Paris,” Gabriel told his outlet.

Bannon’s spokesperson denied that he crashed at Epstein’s apartment, saying he stayed at The Bristol Hotel.

Sources told Page Six last year that Epstein was meeting with Bannon at his Upper East Side apartment as he tried to forge political connections.

“Bannon needs money to bankroll his political agenda. Epstein has plenty of money, and craves power and access,” a source said.


These once-secret memos cast doubt on Joe Biden's Ukraine story

Former Vice President Joe Biden, now a 2020 Democratic presidential contender, has locked into a specific story about the controversy in Ukraine.
He insists that, in spring 2016, he strong-armed Ukraine to fire its chief prosecutor solely because Biden believed that official was corrupt and inept, not because the Ukrainian was investigating a natural gas company, Burisma Holdings, that hired Biden's son, Hunter, into a lucrative job.
There’s just one problem.

Hundreds of pages of never-released memos and documents — many from inside the American team helping Burisma to stave off its legal troubles — conflict with Biden’s narrative.

And they raise the troubling prospect that U.S. officials may have painted a false picture in Ukraine that helped ease Burisma’s legal troubles and stop prosecutors’ plans to interview Hunter Biden during the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

For instance, Burisma’s American legal representatives met with Ukrainian officials just days after Biden forced the firing of the country’s chief prosecutor and offered “an apology for dissemination of false information by U.S. representatives and public figures” about the Ukrainian prosecutors, according to the Ukrainian government’s official memo of the meeting. The effort to secure that meeting began the same day the prosecutor's firing was announced.

In addition, Burisma’s American team offered to introduce Ukrainian prosecutors to Obama administration officials to make amends, according to that memo and the American legal team’s internal emails.

The memos raise troubling questions:

1.)   If the Ukraine prosecutor’s firing involved only his alleged corruption and ineptitude, why did Burisma's American legal team refer to those allegations as “false information?"

2.)   If the firing had nothing to do with the Burisma case, as Biden has adamantly claimed, why would Burisma’s American lawyers contact the replacement prosecutor within hours of the termination and urgently seek a meeting in Ukraine to discuss the case?

Ukrainian prosecutors say they have tried to get this information to the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) since the summer of 2018, fearing it might be evidence of possible violations of U.S. ethics laws. First, they hired a former federal prosecutor to bring the information to the U.S. attorney in New York, who, they say, showed no interest. Then, the Ukrainians reached out to President Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani.

Ukraine’s new president, Volodymyr Zelensky, told Trump in July that he plans to launch his own wide-ranging investigation into what happened with the Bidens and Burisma.



SEAN DAVIS: The Trump-Ukraine whistleblower complaint looks just like ‘Steele Dossier 2.0’… JULIE KELLY: ‘Ukraine-Gate’ Is About the Russian Hack That Wasn’t.

An old adage holds that while history doesn’t repeat itself, it rhymes. Not so in the case of the latest manufactured anti-Trump "scandal." The anonymous whistleblower’s allegations of corruption involving President Trump and his Ukrainian counterpart, Volodymyr Zelensky, appear to be a note-for-note reproduction of the discredited "dossier" of 2016.

The template for a coordinated media and intelligence community hit against the president was first perfected in the dossier. British ex-spook Christopher Steele compiled the bogus allegations at the behest of the Democrats. Yet it formed the basis for secret wiretaps, human informants and a sprawling, multi-year special-counsel probe of the president.

Liberals presented Steele as an operative with impeccable credentials and a deep network of Russian sources. His reports, we were told, set a gold standard for intelligence, so much so that the FBI regularly relied on his counsel. His claims found immediate purchase in the highest circles of American journalism — until they were utterly debunked along with the whole "collusion" theory.

Sound familiar?

The New York Times, whose reporters were deeply involved in propagating the Russian-collusion hoax, reported on Thursday that the new anti-Trump whistleblower is similarly a career CIA operative "steeped in the details of American foreign policy" and "demonstrating a sophisticated understanding of Ukrainian politics." The insinuation is that, given this résumé, he must be beyond reproach or partisan animus.

In his dossier, Steele levied shocking accusations of corruption and impropriety by Trump and his team, going so far as to claim that Trump was bought and paid for by Russian strongman Vladimir Putin, who allegedly had compromising information on Trump that all but forced Trump to do the Kremlin’s bidding.

Steele hadn’t gathered or witnessed any of this evidence first-hand. Rather, he relied on anonymous sources, many of them third-hand. "Source B asserted that the Trump operation was both supported and directed by Russian President Vladimir Putin," Steele wrote. "Source A confided that the Kremlin had been feeding Trump and his team valuable intelligence on his opponents," including Hillary Clinton, Steele claimed.

ANALYSIS: TRUE. Impeachment Just Another Means For Democrats To Rip The Country Apart.

Earlier this year, former Goldman Sachs adviser and columnist Ron Hart wrote in the Orange County Register about Democrats’ strategy "to fan the fires of racial division in order to win back the White House in 2020."

While true, much more than 2020 is at stake. Democrats want an us-and-them country, one in which they alone have the raw political power. It’s a long-term strategy that has most prominently appeared in their gun-control efforts. Their objective isn’t to reduce firearm violence but to separate Americans into two groups: backward hicks bitterly clinging to their guns and urbane sophisticates who have evolved beyond that primitive state and therefore have standing to rule the hicks.

By segregating America into two parts — vile, retrograde deplorables who can’t be trusted, and educated, forward-looking progressives — Democrats are setting up a society in which they wouldn’t govern under constitutional limits but rule by political mandate.

BUT THE NARRATIVE! Not All Democrats Support Impeaching Trump.

Certainly not after today’s mess.

BRAVE SIR ROBIN BRAVELY TURNED AND FLED: Pelosi Declines to Say if Trump Violated an Existing Law with Ukraine Phone Call.

JULIE KELLY: ‘Ukraine-Gate’ Is About the Russian Hack That Wasn’t. "President Trump asked the Ukrainian president about CrowdStrike, the politically connected cybersecurity firm that investigated the alleged Russian ‘hack’ of the Democratic National Committee. Here’s why that matters — and why it should not be ignored."



CULTURE OF CORRUPTION: Wherever Joe Biden went, son Hunter cashed in; Joe Biden and Ukraine is “Hillary’s Emails” all over again.

In a now notorious July 25 conversation, President Trump asked Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to “look into” Ukraine’s role in efforts to interfere in the 2016 election as well as the dealings of Joe ­Biden and his son Hunter with the notoriously corrupt country.

Whether or not Trump’s ham-fisted conversation with Zelensky rises to an impeachable offense, the American people have legitimate reasons to be curious about both issues — and especially the Biden family’s blatant conflicts of interest abroad as Joe Biden seeks the presidency.

Biden has been leading the Democratic field. The central case for his candidacy rests on the supposedly exemplary work he did as a senior member of Team Obama. Well, in 2016, acting as the Obama administration’s point man in Ukraine, the vice president — unlike Trump — openly threatened to withhold $1 billion in American loan guarantees if the embattled nation didn’t fire the country’s top prosecutor, Viktor Shokin.

As Biden later bragged, “I looked at them and said, ‘I’m leaving in six hours. If the prosecutor is not fired, you’re not getting the money.’ Well, son of a bitch. He got fired.’ ”

Most of the media assure us that, though by the Democrats’ new standards this kind of ­intimidation constitutes a flagrant abuse of power, Biden’s reasons for threatening Ukraine were chaste.

But simply repeating this talking point doesn’t make it true. Granted, Shokin was a shady character. Yet at some point he had been investigating Burisma, the largest gas company in Ukraine, which also happened to be paying Hunter Biden a $50,000 monthly salary as a board member.

By coincidence, Hunter had landed this cushy gig in a foreign country only a few months after the Obama ­administration began dispatching his father, Joe, to the very same foreign country on a regular basis.

There was, of course, absolutely nothing in Hunter’s résumé to indicate that he would be a valuable addition to foreign energy interest. He didn’t speak the language, and he had no particular expertise in the energy industry. Oh, he did have one thing, though: his last name.

I suppose, that isn’t entirely fair. Hunter once ran a hedge fund with his dad’s brother, James Biden, and associated with a notorious Ponzi schemer. James would go on to snag a job as executive vice president of a construction company in 2010, despite having virtually no experience in the field. And only a few months into his tenure, the company would win one of its biggest contracts in its history, a $1.5 billion deal to build affordable homes in Iraq.

By pure happenstance, Joe was also the Obama administration’s point man in Iraq at the time. Funny how these things work out.

Liberal reporters, who are framing Trump’s conversation with Zelensky as the most perilous threat in the ­republic’s history, have shown little curiosity about Biden’s dealings with the Ukrainian government. Many media personalities, in fact, have rallied to ­Biden’s defense, calling any intimation of wrongdoing a smear.

NBC’s Chuck Todd dismissed any Biden talk as a mere distraction. CNN called questions into the former vice president’s actions “baseless.” Other liberals now argue that the Biden firing of Shokin actually worked against the interests of Hunter.


Thursday, September 26, 2019

Jeffrey Epstein model agent pal Jean-Luc Brunel found in South America: reports

The modeling agent accused of scouting young women for Jeffrey Epstein has been located in South America, according to new reports.

Jean-Luc Brunel vanished after the multimillionaire sex fiend’s jailhouse suicide last month.

It’s unclear which country Brunel turned up in, the Telegraph reported, citing reports in Le Parisien. It’s also unclear whether prosecutors have spoken to him.

Earlier this week, French authorities announced they wrapped up searches of Brunel’s Karin Models agency in Paris, as well as Epstein’s home on Avenue Foch in the City of Light, as part of their investigation.

Epstein financed Brunel’s Miami-based modeling agency, MC2.

Brunel, a longtime pal of Epstein’s who flew on his private jet and visited him in jail in Florida, stands accused of sexually assaulting three former models.


Giuliani Hits Bidens With New $3 Million "Ukraine-Latvia-Cyprus" Money Laundering Accusation

Rudy Giuliani leveled serious new claims at the Bidens in a series of Monday morning tweets. Chief among them is a claim that $3 million was laundered to former Vice President Joe Biden's son, Hunter, via a "Ukraine-Latvia-Cyprus-US" route - a revelation he claims was "kept from you by Swamp Media."

Giuliani also says that Obama's US embassy instructed Cyprus not to reveal the dollar amount.

Trump's personal attorney then mentioned China - where journalist Peter Schweizer reported Joe and Hunter Biden flew in 2013 on Air Force Two. Two weeks later, Hunter's firm inked a private equity deal for $1 billion with a subsidiary of the Chinese government's Bank of China, which expanded to $1.5 billion, according to an article by Schweizer's in the New York Post.

Giuliani then went on to tweet that the Bidens lied about not discussing Hunter's overseas business.

On Saturday, Joe Biden said he "never" spoke with Hunter about the Ukrainian energy company that Hunter sat on the board of while being paid $50,000 per month. As you're doubtless aware by now, the elder Biden threatened to withhold $1 billion in US loan guarantees from Ukraine if they didn't fire the investigator probing the company, Burisma.

Hunter, however, admitted in July that the two did speak about his Ukraine business "just once," telling the New Yorker "Dad said, ‘I hope you know what you are doing,’ and I said, ‘I do'"

Rudy Giuliani: "[Biden's] family has been taking money from his public office for years, $1.5 billion from China, when our VP is supposed to be impartially and independently negotiating for us? He takes [his son] on Air Force Two to China and the kid ... is a drug addict"

Rudy then lashed out at the Democratic party, which he said would "own" Biden's scandals if hey don't "call for investigation of Bidens' millions from Ukraine and billions from China."

Here's what we know about Hunter's dealings in China based on Schweizer's reporting via our May report:

  • Hunter Biden and his partners created several LLCs involved in multibillion-dollar private equity deals with Chinese government-owned entities.

  • The primary operation was Rosemont Seneca Partners - an investment firm founded in 2009 and controlled by Hunter Biden, John Kerry's stepson Chris Heinz, and Heniz's longtime associate Devon Archer. The trio began making deals "through a series of overlapping entities" under Rosemont.

  • In less than a year, Hunter Biden and Archer met with top Chinese officials in China, and partnered with the Thornton Group - a Massachusetts-based consultancy headed by James Bulger - son nephew of famed mob hitman James "Whitey" Bulger (h/t @Guerrilla_Magoo for the correction).

  • According to the Thornton Group's Chinese-language website, Chinese executives "extended their warm welcome" to the "Thornton Group, with its US partner Rosemont Seneca chairman Hunter Biden (second son of the now Vice President Joe Biden."

  • Officially, the China meets were to "explore the possibility of commercial cooperation and opportunity," however details of the meeting were not published to the English-language version of the website.

  • "The timing of this meeting was also notable. It occurred just hours before Hunter Biden’s father, the vice president, met with Chinese President Hu Jintao in Washington as part of the Nuclear Security Summit," according to Schweizer.

  • Perhaps most damning in terms of timing and optics, just twelve days after Hunter and Joe Biden flew on Air Force Two to Beijing, Hunter's company signed a "historic deal with the Bank of China," described by Schweizer as "the state-owned financial behemoth often used as a tool of the Chinese government." To accommodate the deal, the Bank of China created a unique type of investment fund called Bohai Harvest RST (BHR). According to BHR, Rosemont Seneca Partners is a founding partner.

It was an unprecedented arrangement: the government of one of America’s fiercest competitors going into business with the son of one of America’s most powerful decisionmakers.

Chris Heinz claims neither he nor Rosemont Seneca Partners, the firm he had part ownership of, had any role in the deal with Bohai Harvest. Nonetheless, Biden, Archer and the Rosemont name became increasingly involved with China. Archer became the vice chairman of Bohai Harvest, helping oversee some of the fund’s investments. -New York Post

And while Hunter Biden had "no experience in China, and little in private equity," the Chinese government for some reason thought it would be a great idea to give his firm business opportunities instead of established global banks such as Morgan Stanley or Goldman Sachs.

Also in December 2014, a Chinese state-backed conglomerate called Gemini Investments Limited was negotiating and sealing deals with Hunter Biden’s Rosemont on several fronts. That month, it made a $34 million investment into a fund managed by Rosemont.

The following August, Rosemont Realty, another sister company of Rosemont Seneca, announced that Gemini Investments was buying a 75 percent stake in the company. The terms of the deal included a $3 billion commitment from the Chinese, who were eager to purchase new US properties. Shortly after the sale, Rosemont Realty was rechristened Gemini Rosemont.

Chinese executives lauded the deal. -New York Post

"Rosemont, with its comprehensive real-estate platform and superior performance history, was precisely the investment opportunity Gemini Investments was looking for in order to invest in the US real estate market," said Li Ming, chairman of Sino-Ocean Land Holdings Limited and Gemini Investments. "We look forward to a strong and successful partnership."

Three years later, a crack pipe, two DC driver's licenses and other paraphenelia would be found in a rental car Hunter Biden returned to an Arizona Hertz location in the middle of the night.
The morning after the car was dropped off, a phone number belonging to a renowned local "Colon Hydrotherapist" called the Hertz. The caller identified himself as "Joseph McGee," who told the employees that the keys were located in the gas cap as opposed to the drop box.

Amazing how so many countries would scramble to do business with Hunter - a guy with virtually no experience who was discharged from the Navy after testing positive for cocaine - who just happened to be the Vice President's son.


This isn’t a simple reporting error or editing miss. It’s a flat-out lie, right on the front page of one of the nation’s leading newspapers.


And it isn’t just CNN. This is from last night, so it refers to today’s front page:

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This isn’t a simple reporting error or editing miss. It’s a flat-out lie, right on the front page of one of the nation’s leading newspapers.

I’d say it was shameful, except the people involved are clearly incapable of shame.


Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Ex-Florida cop accuses FBI of covering up Prince Andrew’s role in Jeffrey Epstein scandal

An ex-Florida cop who claims to have incriminating evidence of Prince Andrew is accusing the FBI of covering up the royal’s role in the Jeffrey Epstein sex scandal, according to a report Wednesday.

John Mark Dougan worked as a Palm Beach County sheriff’s deputy in 2005, the year the department launched an investigation into the pedophile financier, who died in a jailhouse suicide in August.

“I’m certain the FBI is involved in some kind of cover-up over Epstein,” he told the Times of London. “That could absolutely include Andrew’s role, or it could be that senior FBI people visited the house and don’t want to reveal that.”

Dougan now lives in Russia after fleeing there in 2016 while under investigation in an unrelated case for alleged hacking.

He claims to still have backup copies of the trove of evidence related to Epstein, including scanned documents — all of which were seized in an FBI raid.

“My copies of the files will never be released unless something untoward happens to me, because they are my guarantee of safety for me and my family in the US,” Dougan said.

The Times reported that MI6, the British foreign intelligence service, fears Dougan may have leaked the Prince Andrew evidence to Russian authorities.

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But Dougan, now an IT consultant in Moscow, slammed that claim as “ridiculous” and said he’s never been approached by the Russians about Epstein.

“If MI6 has concerns about any ties between Prince Andrew and Jeffrey Epstein, they got it from their Washington counterparts, not me,” he said.

Andrew has been accused of having sex with at least one of Epstein’s alleged underage “sex slaves,” Virginia Roberts Giuffre. He has vehemently denied the allegations.

Dougan, also a former Marine, quit the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office in 2009 and launched a whistleblower campaign against former fellow sheriff’s officers, accusing them in a series of rogue websites of child molestation, corruption and Nazism.

He fled to Moscow from Toronto in 2016 and was granted asylum.