***THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT IS SLOWLY LOSING ITS GAG REFLEX***
Well, it finally happened. A “treasure trove” of documents, around 5000 in all, are now officially in play on Capitol Hill.
The man who gathered them, William Campbell, worked for a Russian state-owned nuclear firm called Rosatom. He was a lobbyist of sorts, hired for $50K a month to help the company fight back against political opposition to the sale of Uranium One. Silly Rosatom, you don’t need a lobbyist for that! Just contact the Clinton Foundation and agree on a good drop-off spot for the money bag. Rookies.
Unbeknownst to his Rosatom employers, Campbell was also collecting checks from the FBI to gather evidence for a counterintelligence investigation– one that apparently bore great fruit. Along the way, he uncovered evidence of racketeering, bribery, kickbacks and extortion. This happened over the span of several years, beginning in late 2008 and ending with convictions in 2013.
You may be asking, “what does a bribery investigation have to do with FBI counterintelligence?” The answer is simple: it was much more than a bribery investigation. In fact, all the white collar crime uncovered by Campbell could be considered ancillary to the larger aim, which was to get inside the Russian plan to monopolize the world’s energy markets to the highest degree possible.
Basically, Putin was attempting to do with uranium what he’d done with natural gas in Eastern Europe. Hogging the natural gas market greatly strengthened the Russian economy and made them a much more formidable player on the world stage, which has been and likely will always be the endgame for any Russian leader. In the Barry administration, Putin found a group all too happy to assist in his venture. While dirty deals were being done in Canada and the U.S. to strengthen Russias uranium hand, good ol’ Crooked Hillary was doing corny photo ops with her silly “reset button.”
Ain’t no reset for this, sugar.
As The Hill reported:
“The FBI task force supervising Campbell since 2008 watched as the Obama administration made more than a half dozen decisions favorable to the Russian’s plan, which ranged from approving the sale of Uranium One to removing Rosatom from export restrictions and making it easier for Moscow to win billions in new commercial uranium sales contracts. The favorable decisions occurred during a time when President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton were pursuing a public ‘reset’ to improve Moscow relations, a plan that fell apart after Russia invaded Ukraine.”
That leaves us with two options:
- Putin took the Obama administration to the cleaners in humiliating fashion, or
- The Obama administration was well aware of what Putin was doing and….wait for it….*colluded* with him in his goals.
Given the shadiness of how this was handled, I’m inclined to believe the latter. It’s not unfeasible that the government would enact a massive coverup just to protect Barry’s ego, but this goes far beyond Barry.
That shady behavior has showed no signs of slowing recently, as the memos uncovered yesterday proved both Justice Department officials and their lapdog media to have blatantly lied about the nature of the information contained within them. Let’s examine some of those lies and set the record straight.
Both Attorney General Keebler Jeff Sessions in testimony last week and his #2 Rod Rosenstein told Congress that there was no connection between Uranium One and the nuclear bribery case. Their argument was that the criminal charges weren’t filed until 2014, while the Committee of Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) approval of the Uranium One sale occurred in October 2010, as if that matters.
“The way I understand that matter is that the case in which Mr. Mikerin was convicted was not connected to the CFIUS problem that occurred two to three years before,” Sessions testified to the House Judiciary Committee last week, echoing Rosenstein’s letter from a few weeks earlier.
Well, Keebler, “the way you understand it” is completely wrong. You may want to visit the office and get spun up on things. You’re either lying or incompetent, and neither is a good look. Investigative records show FBI counterintelligence recorded the first illicit payments in the bribery/kickback scheme in November 2009, a year before the CFIUS approval. The fact that prosecutions came years later doesn’t imply lack of connection, dumbass. Or is it the American people you believe it be dumb? Again, neither is a good look for you.
Campbell also relayed detailed information about criminal conduct throughout 2010, even the friggin coordinates for money laundering sites. Again, BEFORE the CFIUS decision was made.
“There is zero doubt we had evidence of criminal activity before the CFIUS approval, and that Justice knew about it through NSD [the natural security division],” according to a source reportedly deep inside the investigation.
Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) has been less than impressed with Keebler’s grasp of the situation:
“Attorney General Sessions seemed to say that the bribery, racketeering and money laundering offenses involving Tenex’s Vadim Mikerin occurred after the approval of the Uranium One deal by the Obama administration. But we know that the FBI’s confidential informant was actively compiling incriminating evidence as far back as 2009. It is hard to fathom how such a transaction could have been approved without the existence of the underlying corruption being disclosed. I hope AG Sessions gets briefed about the CI and gives the Uranium One case the scrutiny it deserves,” said DeSantis, whose House Oversight and Government Reform subcommittees is one of the investigating panels, thank God.
The #FakeNewsCrew was hard at work “debunking” claims regarding this story only to have it blow up in their faces. They argued that Campbell had no information related to the Uranium One sale because Tenex, the subsidiary named in indictments, was a different division of Rosatom than the one who actually bought Uranium One, ARMZ. Newsflash, geniuses, the informant was working inside the company. Just because Campbell was working within one division doesn’t mean he didn’t have incriminating information on another, or that there weren’t criminal connections between the two. But they know that. At least I sure as hell hope so, otherwise they’re too stupid to leave home.
The fact is, Campbell’s FBI informant file shows Uranium One came up several times in 2010 as the sale was pending, partly because Tenex was Rosatom’s commercial arm and would be charged with finding markets for the new uranium being mined and enriched both in the United States and abroad.
The fake news argument against Campbell is that he was working within a different division from the one that bought Uranium One and thus would have no information regarding the scandal. Again, these folks are either idiots or they believe we are. I’m leaning toward a mix of the two.
THE CLINTON CONNECTION:
I’m not going to spend 10 paragraphs rehashing everything you already know regarding the Clinton’s shady connection to Uranium One. We all know that while this deal was going down, Slick Willy just happened to make his way to Moscow to give speeches at double his usual fee ($500K). We also know that over $140M from Russian nuclear magnates just happened to make its way to the Clinton Foundation after the deal was done. It’s all just a big coinky-dink, of course. But we all know that stuff.
So do we know anything more about the Clinton connection after this document dump? Well, yes, but only a little. The document dump yesterday only provided us with answers to broad questions, such as whether the FBI knew of criminal activity before the Uranium One sale was approved. Most of the details are actually still under wraps, but will surely begin to see the light of day beginning next week, when Campbell will be unleashed for congressional testimony before Grassley, DeSantis and co.
The Hill did provide this tidbit of information that should pique your interest, though:
“Campbell’s debriefing files also show he regularly mentioned to FBI agents in 2010 a Washington entity with close ties to Bill and Hillary Clinton that was being paid millions to help expand Tenex’s business in the United States. The entity began increasing its financial support to a Clinton charitable project after it was hired by the Russians, according to the documents.”
Hmmmmm……The Podesta Group maybe?
Stay tuned, folks. This story isn’t getting the attention it deserves, with all the Democrats running around groping folks and all, but it will definitely get more interesting as time passes.
***THE FIRST CONGRESSIONAL DOMINO FALLS***
Welp, we all knew it was coming. And sure enough, it’s begun.
Buzzfeed, by way of Mike Cernovich, revealed that Michigan Rep. John Conyers settled a complaint in 2015 from a woman who alleged she was fired from his staff because she rejected his advances. Conyers’ office reportedly paid the woman over $27,000 to settle the complaint under a confidentiality agreement.
They also published affidavits from former staff members who said they had witnessed Conyers touching female staffers inappropriately —rubbing their legs and backs — or requesting sexual favors. One former staffer said one of her duties was “to keep a list of women that I assumed he was having affairs with and call them at his request and, if necessary, have them flown in using Congressional resources.” Yep, he had an official bimbo management operation, paid for by your tax dollars.
Conyers is denying all the claims being made.
While inappropriate conduct from Conyers isn’t shocking –he did this while his wife was in jail for taking bribes, after all– I have to admit I’m somewhat impressed. Conyers is 88 years old. I haven’t seen this kind of stamina since Strom Thurmond! I bet the invention of Viagra sent young female congressional staffers spiraling into clinical depression.
While congressmen aren’t as valuable as Senators in the big scheme of things, this one does hurt Democrats a little more than the average bewbie-groper. Conyers heads up the #PutinGate hysteria-laden House Judiciary Committee. It’s tough when the investigators get investigated, huh? He’s also the longest-serving current member of the House.
House Democrat leader Botox Pelosi says she don’t know nuffin about Conyers, she swears. But she did refer to the legislation we discussed yesterday as evidence that the problem is being taken seriously:
“The current process includes the signing of non-disclosure agreements by the parties involved. Congresswoman Jackie Speier has introduced legislation that will provide much-needed transparency on these agreements and make other critical reforms. I strongly support her efforts.”
Isn’t it funny how Botox and Conyers have been serving together since the Paleolithic era, yet she had no idea that his entire staff spent half their day running from his Franken-lunges? You gotta start paying more attention at work, Botox.
Just as a reminder, the government has paid more than $17 million in taxpayer money over the last 20 years to resolve claims of sexual harassment, overtime pay disputes and other workplace violations filed by employees of Congress. The Office of Compliance only recently released the numbers amid the #MeToo wave. Two female lawmakers have since described incidents of sexual harassment, one in explicit detail, and Aggressive Al Franken apologized to a woman for groping her as she slept and plunging his tongue into her throat during a kissing scene he wrote explicitly for that purpose.
Just a reminder, that’s all.
Somewhat lost in this story is the fact that it came from Mike Cernovich. This is significant. Full disclosure: I don’t really care for him. He just strikes me as a one-upper type. I’m not going to hate on the guy, though, because this is important. Cernovich is considered a “right-wing activist” who the establishment media says should be dismissed out of hand.
Welp, deal with it folks, because that right-wing activist has connections somewhere in DC. This isn’t the first story broken by Cernovich. He was also the first to report on the unmasking scandal of Susan Rice, although he says that particular source came from within the world of journalism.
This is important because it means the monopoly on information enjoyed by the legacy media over the past century that has been broken up since the advent of the internet is now being reduced to rubble. I can’t help but to think that this is by design. Think about it– if you’re an administration constantly battling with a mainstream media who seeks to undermine you, what could be more advantageous to your cause than giving big journalistic scoops to their worst nightmare? I don’t know whether someone in the Trump administration is feeding Cernovich information. All I’m saying is it would make sense.
I may not care for him as a person, but Cernovich is serving an incredibly important function right now; one for which I’m immensely grateful and will benefit from for years to come. More importantly, the People will benefit.
Keep doing your thing, Mike. Bring the Man to his knees.
***YOU HAVE TO GO BACK***
I’m really, really starting to like John Kelly.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced yesterday it would cancel a temporary residence program that’s allowed nearly 59,000 Haitians to live and work in the U.S.
Acting DHS Secretary Elaine Duke gave Haitians living with Temporary Protected Status (TPS) until July 22, 2019 to either leave the country or apply for a different legal immigration category.
Basically, TPS is something that was created to give citizens of disaster-stricken nations refuge until said nations recover. To qualify for it, foreign citizens must already be in the U.S., legally or illegally, when the disaster designation is made.
Haiti was designated a TPS country after the earthquake in 2010 that devastated the already impoverished island nation. You know, the one that Hillzdawg Clinton profited so handsomely from.
Haiti is still poor as hell, but Secretary Duke “determined that temporary conditions as result of the earthquake no longer exist and as pursuant to statute [TPS] must not be extended.” For our liberal friends out there, that means the country has been determined to have achieved pre-earthquake conditions, not that Haiti is suddenly an awesome place to live. And no, a place being crappy is not sufficient reason to keep its citizens here. Whether you like it or not, we can only take so many people into our country. We can’t be Santa Clause for every poor person on Earth. If we try, we’ll end up just like them. Do you get it yet?
But getting back to the story…
Earlier this month,Duke cancelled TPS benefits for nearly 5,000 Nicaraguans, giving them a year — until Jan. 9, 2019 — to make arrangements to return home. She was close to doing the same with Honduras, but decided to grant a temporary extension to the 86,000 Hondurans affected.
The failing Washington Post reported shortly after the decision that White House chief of staff and consummate badass John Kelly laid into Duke for not canceling the Honduran designation. According to that report, Kelly was angered that Duke was “kicking the can down the road.” Both the White House and DHS denied those allegations. Personally, I believe them. Granted, it’s the failing Washington Post, but Kelly has been outstanding on immigration and it’s very easy to see him doing this, especially as a Marine General. Those guys tend not to like when people stray from their mission.
I also believe it because it was Kelly who initially granted the Hondurans a six month extension to get their act together. He didn’t want to do it then, but did so out of an understanding that the previous administration gave these folks no reason to begin making arrangements to return home. Again, when a Marine General gives you extra time to get something done, don’t expect him or her to do so again. That goes for every branch of the military, actually. Well, except maybe the Air Force.
When then-DHS chief Kelly made the decision to expel the Haitians, he cited the reconstruction of the country’s presidential palace as evidence that challenges borne by the 2010 earthquake had been surpassed, regardless of other issues faced by the country. In other words, if you can build a posh presidential palace, you can take back your citizens. Common sense combined with spine. That, my friends, is what we need more of in government.
Kelly also informed his sky-screaming critics that the TPS statue leaves little room for interpretation, which means acting Secretary Duke must follow the letter of the law. Following immigration law as it’s written? Holy cow!! I didn’t even realize that was possible anymore!
This story is far from over, though.
This coming January, either Duke or DHS Secretary nominee Kirstjen Nielsen (if she’s approved in time) will have to make a major decision regarding the TPS status of 200,000 Salvadorans. You may recall that El Salvador is the primary home of MS-13, the most brutal gang in the Western Hemisphere.
Open border globalists are already lobbying to keep the Salvadorans here, most notably Frank Sharry, who leads a group called “America’s Voice.” Apparently, he thinks America’s voice is yelling to import the third world en masse. Sharry says TPS terminations are being ordered by the Trump administration “not because of careful analysis of the country conditions but because of the strong push of nativists who want to drive people out of the country.”
Fun fact: Both Honduras and El Salvador are on the TPS list because of Hurricane Mitch, which happened in 19-friggin-98. I think they’ve had time for storm cleanup, Frank. The Chamber of Commerce is also pushing back against the prospect of mass deportation, saying it would be “highly disruptive to business.” Frankly, I don’t care if businesses lose cheap labor. There are plenty of Americans still out of the workforce. And whatever damage is done to bottom lines can be easily offset by tax reform, should it actually pass. Immigration law is not for business leaders. It’s supposed to serve and protect the people of the United States.
It’s impossible to say which way Duke or Nielsen will go with El Salvador, but it makes me feel good to know that Gen. Kelly is at the White House cracking the whip on these useless bureaucrats.
It gives me something I haven’t had in a long time regarding immigration enforcement: hope.
***MORE PRESSURE ON ROCKET MAN***
Lil Kim just can’t catch a break these days.
In a long overdue move, the Trump administration has officially declared North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism. New sanctions against the NK regime are also reported to be coming down the pipe sometime today, though no specifics have been given.
Rocket Man, Inc. joins Iran, Sudan and Syria on the world’s official shitlist. Of course, the move is largely symbolic, since the administration already has the authority to impose virtually any sanctions it wants on North Korea’s government over its nuclear weapons development. So if you’re wondering what the terror designation allows us to do that we couldn’t before, well, nothing really. It’s mostly a way of rallying world support.
North Korea has actually been on and off the terror list for decades. It was designated for two decades because of its involvement in international terror attacks in the 1980s, then taken off in 2008 to smooth the way for nuclear talks that soon failed.
As part of its “maximum pressure” campaign, President Trump said the Treasury Department would impose more sanctions on Lil Kim and “related persons” starting today without tipping their hat about who or what would be targeted. The general idea of all these efforts is to deprive the NK nuke program of funds and isolate the country in the region and world.
Secretary of State Tillerson said yesterday that the pressure campaign is starting to have an effect in Pyongyang, which is already facing unprecedented U.N.-mandated sanctions over its nuclear and ballistic missile tests. Tillerson said anecdotal evidence and intelligence suggests the North is now suffering fuel shortages, with queues at gas stations, and its revenues are down.
Japanese Prime Minister Sony Nintendo welcomed the latest move, telling reporters that Japan supports the approach the Trump administration has taken and believes they are working. Seeing as how Japan is a prime target for North Korean missiles, if he wasn’t happy with the direction of things it would probably be known.
The moves Nintendo is referring to include punishing foreign companies dealing with North Korea by issuing an executive order to expand the Treasury Department’s ability to target anyone conducting significant trade in goods, services or technology with the Rocket Man, and to ban them from interacting with the U.S. financial system. You can deal with Rocket Man or you can deal with the United States, but ya can’t do both.
Though the nature of the new sanctions is being kept under wraps, we can make some educated guesses. The Treasury could be preparing more designations against North Korean entities related to the terrorism listing, or possibly Chinese or other companies violating the Trump executive order.
Tillerson has been consistently on China’s rear about cutting fuel supplies to North Korea, which would be crippling to Rocket Man. China accounts for 90% of North Korea’s external trade. They’ve been historically hesitant to rein in the regime and have even supported them in the past, but we are seeing moves in the other direction, slow as the process may be.
BOTTOM LINE: Kim is being increasingly isolated on the world stage and will have to make a decision sooner or later. He’s either going to go all in on the nuke program, which will ultimately end up with Pyongyang as a parking lot, or he’ll voluntarily rein it in for the sake of staying alive.
We shall see what path he takes.
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