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Aug 1, 2017

What happened to Seth Rich?

The death of Seth Rich is one of the most controversial subjects popping up on and on on alt + right sites.
I mentioned only the alt + right media because the corrupt MSM will not touch this issue; instead of that regurgitate the Russia collusion non sense.

For the people loving a good conspiracy theory, it seems to be quite clear: the guy (a DNC staffer) got ahold of sensitive information and decided to pass it to somebody (possibly Wikileaks) who could do something about it. Was it because he was upset that Bernie lost the DNC nomination, was it because he was a patriot, it’s hard to tell.
As some analysis suggests, the information was leaked, not hacked, hence the whole Russian interference in the election is just a typical wag the dog story.
Seth Rich, the alleged whistleblower, was gunned down last year, in a ‘botched robbery’ according to the police. However, his phone, wallet and other personal effects were not taken. Hmmm… what sort of robbery is that?

Anyway, I came across an interesting article “What Really Happened to Seth Ritch?”
Source: https://aceloewgold.com/2017/06/23/what-really-happened-to-seth-rich/

Some information from the article follows.

“Julian Assange said the following in an interview on Dutch television:

“Whistleblowers often take very significant efforts to bring us material and often at very significant risks…There’s a 27-year-old who works for the DNC and who was shot in the back, murdered, just a few weeks ago, for unknown reasons as he was walking down the streets in Washington.”

Fueling the suspicion further, WikiLeaks offered a $20k reward in exchange for information leading to the conviction of Rich’s killer.”

“(According to) Daily Mail, an ex-British Ambassador claims he met with an intermediary for a leaker in a D.C. park, claiming the leaker was a democratic insider “disgusted” by the DNC’s activities.

An ardent Bernie supporter despite having been hired late in the season to work on the Clinton campaign, Seth Rich fits the profile described by the ex-British Ambassador.

Exposed as defrauding Sanders out of winning the primaries as part of a bona fide conspiracy to propel Clinton to the general election, a DNC employee and Bernie Sanders megafan like Seth Rich probably would have been none too happy with the DNC’s sabotage of his favorite candidate.

His position in the DNC working on voter registration, analytics, and similar programs could have made him privy to the DNC’s fraudulent activities, and put him in a position to leak DNC emails to topple part of the conspiracy. Whoever leaked them, they led to the resignation of DNC chair Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, but of course, Hillary Clinton would still be announced as the 2016 democratic candidate despite the proven foul play.”

“Newsweek Report: This Killer Has Killed Before

The Profiling Project is an independent, non-partisan academic group pooling their efforts in an attempt to bring Seth Rich’s killer to justice. It’s being led by a Ph.D in clinical and forensic psychology, and a former U.S. Marine and criminal investigator. Its staff consists of Master’s students pursuing Forensic Psychology degrees at George Washington University.

And, as reported in Newsweek, the result of their three-month investigation found that Seth Rich was most likely either murdered by someone who has killed multiple other seth-rich-DNC-murderpeople, indicating either a serial killer, or a hitman-for-hire. Their reasons include the extremely clean, evidence-free crime scene (no shell casings), careful use of force by the shooter, a lack of “emotional indications” in the crime and the fact that Rich was white — according to the academics behind The Profiling Project, “only 6 percent of unsolved homicides in D.C. in 2016 involved non-African-Americans.”

“From the fact that Seth didn’t actually die on the scene, The Profiling Project concluded that his death wasn’t the work of a professional hitman (or at least, not a good hitman). But theorists contend that none of that actually mattered. Maybe, they say, all the DNC needed was to ensure that Seth Rich would be sent to the hospital.”

Jack Burkman, founder of the Profiling Project that was the subject of the article in seth-rich-security-camerasNewsweek, also complained to WND that “key information” was withheld from his team that police agencies typically make public. For example, in a strange coincidence, guns were stolen from a federal vehicle just before Seth Rich was shot, a couple of miles from the scene of the murder. However, since police wouldn’t release their ballistics report, Burkman’s team could not determine if the bullets could have come from the .40 caliber handgun that was stolen from the vehicle. In addition, both police body camera and street CCTV surveillance footage have been kept under wraps by officials. 4Chan users identified dozens of D.C. street cameras that may have captured moments of Rich’s walk home:
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From the Hospital Shadows

MedStar Washington Hospital is most likely the medical center where Rich was taken. This conclusion comes from the fact that Vito Maggiolo, a D.C. EMS public information officer, told WND.com that Seth was in critical condition on the way to the hospital. This makes it likely that Medstar Washington Hopsital, the only area hospital with a surgical trauma unit, would have been Rich’s destination rather than also-nearby Howard University Hospital.

The head of the surgical team at Medstar is Dr. Jack Sava, an M.D. with an influential wife seen on visitor logs as having visited the White House dozens of times, and who is closely connected with Democratic Party capo John Podesta. This revelation comes from spreadsheets and other emails from WikiLeaks’ phished email dump of John Podesta’s account”

“If the DNC wanted Seth Rich to die at the hospital, it would take a (preferably high-ranking) inside guy to ensure it would happen.

But the plot thickened further when an anoymous hospital employee emerged with tales of strange goings-on during the night Seth Rich arrivseth-rich-hospitaled.

Chiming into a citizen-investigation discussion on the notorious image board 4Chan, an anonymous contributor claiming to be an employee of MedStar Washington Hospital reported unusual security and other procedures at the hospital that evening. Of course, the anonymous and unverifiable nature of 4Chan posts automatically makes all claims suspect. 4Chan users even have a term for anonymous posters pretending to be insiders for fun or attention: LARPers, or “Live Action Role Players”.

However, factors like the writing style and use of medical shothand give the post a feeling of verisimillitude that is difficult to fake, even for a fairly skilled writer. Medical terminology used by the contributor included “LR” for Lactated Ringers, a solution given to patients with high levels of blood loss, “LEOs” for law enforcement officers, “post-surgery crit” for post-surgery critical care, and “exlap” for exploratory laparotomy, a surgery that inspects organs for damage or illness, among others. A newcomer to medical writing would need to have done extensive research to know these terms, much less use them correctly and in a way that was consistent with what we know about Rich’s injuries.”

So What Happened to Seth Rich?

We may never know what really happened to Seth Rich. But despite being derided as a “fake news conspiracy,” the theory that Seth Rich was murdered for becoming a whistleblower can’t be fairly classified as debunked.

It’s already bizarre how many people investigating the fraud at the DNC have ended up dead, and now with lawsuits coming the DNC’s way, lawyers for the plaintiffs have reported receiving enough threatening emails and phone calls to request protection from the court for themselves, their plantiffs, plaintiff’s families, and witnesses. Their requests have been denied, despite the fact that multiple witnesses for their cases have turned up dead, along with others involved in DNC lawsuits.”

Jul 30, 2017

Democratic Congressional Espionage Ring

The following article is from American Thinker.

July 30, 2017
‘Collusion’ Collapses: Dem Congressional Espionage Ring Takes Center Ring
By Clarice Feldman
In truth, the Russians “colluded” through GPS Fusion to harm, not help, Trump and the evidence of that is coming out. It’s time to repeal the Special Counsel law which has now been used twice to hamstring two Republican Presidents, has dubious constitutional authority, and will never result in the indictment of a prominent Democratic politician.

Under the Constitution there are three ways to deal with official corruption: the ballot box, impeachment, or criminal prosecution. Instead, in recent years we have tried two different means: the Independent Counsel law, now lapsed, and the Special Counsel law. Pepperdine Law Professor Douglas M. Kmiec explains the difference and argues that the features of the independent counsel, which the Supreme Court held constitutional, and the special counsel law that has not been challenged, are different, notably that the absence of outside supervision of the prosecutor and failure in both instances of the application of the Special Counsel act — the Plame case, and the Russian interference case now under Mueller — lack what the Court called a necessary predicate for such an investigation: a finding by the attorney general that there is reason to believe that a crime has occurred. That did not occur in the “collusion” investigation. In the Plame case, as I show, the major figures all knew there was no crime before they began the investigation.

In the case of the Independent Counsel investigation of Whitewater, you may recall the prosecutor said that they had reason to believe Hillary Clinton had committed perjury before the grand jury, but as prosecutors should not indict unless they believe a conviction is likely and the case would be brought before an Arkansas jury who would never convict Bill Clinton’s wife, no indictment would be sought.

Absent a dramatic shift in D.C. demography and political sentiment, you can be sure this would be the case should any special prosecutor find criminal wrongdoing by a prominent Democrat, especially Hillary Clinton. She has a ticket to ride (as she did when Comey absolved her of gross misuse of classified information). In contrast, any prominent Republican tried here already has a strike against him.

My online friend “Ignatz Ratzykywatzky” now describes what we have:

So Comey intentionally leaked his memo to cause Mueller to be appointed to investigate a plan by Putin to generate a fake scandal to fool dopes like Comey.

Top. Men.

But for the addition of a new player, GPS-Fusion, this case is remarkably similar in evolution and cast of characters to the Plame case. The genesis of the Mueller investigation was the recusal of Attorney General Sessions on the ground that he was too close to the subject of the investigation. It was on the same ground that former Attorney General John Ashcroft recused himself in the Plame leak case. In both cases the media incited recusal.

On October 31, 2016 David Corn (who worked for the Nation during the Plame case and now for Mother Jones), wrote in Mother Jones “A veteran spy [David Steele of GPS Fusion] has given the FBI information alleging a Russian operation to cultivate Donald Trump.” GPS-Fusion is a smear-for-hire operation. Among the smears created by this outfit of which we are now aware were a number against Mitt Romney, including the tape of his remarks about Obama supporters secretly made at a donors’ meeting; the false claim that the videos of Planned Parenthood negotiating for the sale of fetus body parts was “fake,” and attacks on the credibility of Venezuelan dissidents who had charged Venezuelan officials with graft and money laundering. In addition, they were working to get Russian sanctions via the Magnitsky Act lifted, having been hired to do so by Natalia Veselnitskaya, the woman who tried to entrap Donald J. Trump. Prior to David Corn’s article, GPS met with a Mother Jones “journalist“ according to Steele himself. And that journalist was most certainly the Democrat’s water bearer, David Corn. Steele’s group had shopped the story around and on January 19, 2017 BuzzFeed published the GPS dossier.

After BuzzFeed published Steele’s dossier, individuals mentioned in the dossier sued Steele and Orbis Business Intelligence for defamation. In his defense, Steele blamed Fusion GPS for circulating his dossier among reporters without his permission. However, he admitted “off-the-record briefings to a small number of journalists about the pre-election memoranda in late summer/autumn 2016.” Steele’s defense contended that in October 2016, “Fusion GPS instructed him to brief a journalist from Mother Jones”, as Daily Caller reporter Chuck Ross summarized.

Despite Steele admitting that his dossier was never verified, and despite specific allegations in the dossier being disproven, Corn has continued to promote the dossier’s thesis, recently publishing an article claiming that “Donald Trump Jr.’s Emails Sound Like the Steele Dossier”. In his recent piece, Corn argued that Donald Trump Jr’s meeting with Natalia Veselnitskaya vindicates Steele’s dossier:

Trump and his supporters have denounced the Steele memos as unsubstantiated trash, with some Trump backers concocting various conspiracy theories about them. Indeed, key pieces of the information within the memos have been challenged. But the memos were meant to be working documents produced by Steele — full of investigative leads and tips to follow — not finished reports, vetted and confirmed.

[snip]

But that media firestorm, based on nothing but unverified information — probably fed to GPS by the Russians — from a smear for pay outfit caused Sessions to recuse himself.

In the previous special counsel case – Plame — both Mueller, then head of the FBI, and Comey, then acting attorney general upon Ashcroft’s recusal, were informed even before Patrick Fitzgerald was appointed that no one had deliberately “outed” her to punish her husband; that the information Novak published came from Richard Armitage, a Colin Powell underling and that it was absolutely inadvertent. And yet they used that to hamstring GW Bush and his administration and to convict Lewis Libby. That conviction is proving to be, as I argued at the time, a prosecution without a crime.

Last year, Libby sought and received a reinstatement of his law license and an investigation was held, with counsel confirming his innocence:

In the District of Columbia Court of Appeals Disciplinary Counsel’s Report readmitting Libby, the Counsel noted that Libby had continued to assert his innocence. As a result, the Counsel had to “undertake a more complex evaluation of a Petition for reinstatement” than when a petitioner admits guilt. But the Counsel found that “Libby has presented credible evidence in support of his version of events and it appears that one key prosecution witnesses [sic], Judith Miller, has changed her recollection of the events in question.” The reference to Judith Miller, a former New York Times reporter, involved her memoir, The Story, A Reporter’s Journey. In the book, Miller said she read Plame’s memoir and discovered that Plame’s cover was at the State Department, a fact Miller said the prosecution had withheld from her. In rereading what she called her “elliptical” notes (meaning hard to decipher), she realized they were about Plame’s cover, not her job at the CIA. She concluded that her testimony that Libby had told her Plame worked at the CIA was wrong. “Had I helped convict an innocent man?” she asked. Miller went on to note that John Rizzo, a former CIA general counsel, had said in his memoir that there was no evidence that the outing of Plame had caused any damage to CIA operations or agents, including Plame. That statement rebuts the prosecution’s closing argument that as a result of the disclosure of Plame’s identity, a CIA operative could be “arrested, tortured, or killed.”

Who paid for the GPS-Fusion smear job which was used to persuade Sessions to recuse himself and which led to the appointment of Mueller as special counsel? Well, that’s a mystery the Democrats are doing everything to hide.

Kimberley Strassel reports:

What if, all this time, Washington and the media have had the Russia collusion story backward? What if it wasn’t the Trump campaign playing footsie with the Vladimir Putin regime, but Democrats? The more we learn about Fusion, the more this seems a possibility. [snip] We know that at the exact time Fusion was working with the Russians, the firm had also hired a former British spy, Christopher Steele, to dig up dirt on Mr. Trump. Mr. Steele compiled his material, according to his memos, based on allegations from unnamed Kremlin insiders and other Russians. Many of the claims sound eerily similar to the sort of “oppo” Mr. Akhmetshin peddled.

We know that Mr. [Glenn] Simpson is tight with Democrats. His current attorney, Joshua Levy, used to work in Congress as counsel to no less than Chuck Schumer. We know from a Grassley letter that Fusion has in the past sheltered its clients’ true identities by filtering money through law firms or shell companies (Bean LLC and Kernel LLC).

Word is Mr. Simpson has made clear he will appear for a voluntary committee interview only if he is not specifically asked who hired him to dig dirt on Mr. Trump. Democrats are going to the mat for him over that demand. Those on the Judiciary Committee pointedly did not sign letters in which Mr. Grassley demanded that Fusion reveal who hired it.

Here’s a thought: What if it was the Democratic National Committee or Hillary Clinton’s campaign? What if that money flowed from a political entity on the left, to a private law firm, to Fusion, to a British spook, and then to Russian sources? Moreover, what if those Kremlin-tied sources already knew about this dirt-digging, tipped off by Mr. Akhmetshin? What if they specifically made up claims to dupe Mr. Steele, to trick him into writing this dossier?

[snip]

If the Russian intention was to sow chaos in the American political system, few things could have been more effective than that dossier, which ramped up an FBI investigation and sparked congressional probes and a special counsel, deeply wounding the president. This is all to Mr. Putin’s benefit, and the question is whether Russia engineered it.

While the press has been promoting a ridiculous and ass backwards Russian collusion story, it has been sitting on a far bigger story: The likelihood that the Congressional Democrats financed and enabled the largest espionage ring in U.S. history. This story has been percolating on the internet for weeks with no mainstream media coverage. It got a tiny, misleading smattering of coverage this week when the FBI arrested Imran Awan, Debbie Wasserman-Schultz’s internet employee, for trying to flee the country after transferring almost $300,000 dollars to Pakistan.

Ignatz sums up the media U Turn:

“1. The wsj, nyt and wapo now all agree what wasn’t a crime didn’t occur.

2. Because they all know what was a series of crimes by the Dems, did occur, so now it’s time to move on to more important things… like not seeing Dems in handcuffs.”

The most detailed coverage of how the Awan brothers were hired, overpaid, and had access to all the Democrat’s communications and how Schultz protected Imran and kept him on her payroll even after the Capitol Police denied him and his three brothers further access to the Democrats’ computers was on the Daily Caller:

Should the press decide it’s past time to sit around promoting GPS Fusion smears and do some work?

1. Who coordinated the hiring of the Awan brothers by dozens of Democratic Congressman?

2. Why were they so grossly overcompensated (millions of dollars) for no work?

3. Were they kicking back money to the Democrats, doing “dirty” work for them, or blackmailing them?

4. Why did Wasserman-Schultz keep the Capitol Police from searching her laptop they had confiscated from Imran Awan?

5. Why did Wasserman-Schultz keep him on her payroll after the Capitol Police further barred him and his brothers from accessing Congressional computers?

6. Why did the Iraqi fugitive and Hezb’allah supporter Dr. Ali-al Attar “lend” them $100,000?

7. Who is paying Chris Gowan, a Clinton insider, to represent Imran Awan?

8. Why did the Awan brothers continue to have security clearances when they had declared several bankruptcies and were engaged in financial misdealing?

9. Why were the Awans broke when they were making so much money and living so modestly?

10. Why did eight members of the House Permanent Select committee on Intelligence issue a letter demanding the Awans be granted access to Top Secret information?

11.Were the Awans working for Pakistani intelligence and the Moslem Brotherhood?

12. To whom were the Awans sending data to on an offsite server?

Buckle your seatbelts. Draining the swamp is going to create a lot of waves.

Mar 18, 2017

The bizarre story of a ‘stolen’ laptop

Various versions circulated over the Internet regarding the alleged theft of a laptop belonging to a female Secret Service Agent. Why alleged? Because the whole action looks more and more like a dead drop to be picked up at a certain time.

New York Post had the most comprehensive article I could find. Here it is:

‘A Secret Service laptop containing sensitive information about Trump Tower, details about the Hillary Clinton e-mail probe and other national security secrets was swiped from an agent’s motorcycle in Brooklyn, police sources said Friday.
The computer was taken Thursday morning from the driveway of agent Marie Argentieri’s Bath Beach home, the sources said.
The thief drove up to Argentieri’s home around 8:40 a.m., walked right up to her Bajaj motorcycle and took the items. He was then caught on video fleeing the scene on foot, sources said.
Argentieri told investigators that the laptop held sensitive information about national security, the floor plans for Trump Tower, evacuation protocols and details about the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s e-mail server.
While none of the info pertains to White House officials or foreign leaders, she said it could ultimately compromise national security. Sources told The Post that the laptop cannot be remotely erased or traced.
A black bag with the Secret Service insignia on it was also taken — along with an access keycard, several lapel pins that Secret Service agents are required to wear when protecting the president and other sensitive documents, sources said.
An agency-issued radio, used for closed-circuit communications between agents, was also among the stolen items, according to Politico.
“The U.S. Secret Service can confirm that an employee was the victim of a criminal act in which our Agency issued laptop computer was stolen,” the agency said in a statement Friday.
“Secret Service issued laptops contain multiple layers of security including full disk encryption and are not permitted to contain classified information. An investigation is ongoing and the Secret Service is withholding additional comment until the facts are gathered.”
The NYPD is assisting the agency in their investigation. It is unclear if the theft was targeted or simply a random act.
The black bag and some other items were later discovered at nearby Poly Prep HS by the head of security, Carol Bongnan, and returned to Argentieri.
But the laptop and lapel pins were still missing as of 2:30 p.m. Friday, sources said.
Sources said somebody had brought left it at the school.
Thursday’s heist is just the latest in a long line of public embarrassments for the Secret Service in recent years.
A Congressional investigation in 2015 found that it had transformed into an “agency in crisis” — entrenched in low morale, heavy boozing and dimwitted security decisions.
In Sept. 2014, President Barack Obama’s Secret Service detail allowed a security guard with a gun and three prior convictions for assault and battery into an elevator with him for a photo.
Two years after that, a pair of agents allegedly got drunk and interfered in a bomb investigation outside the building.
In 2014, a man was able to bypass Obama’s security detail and speak to him by pretending to be a congressman.
Most recently, two agents came under investigation after snapping selfies with President Trump’s 8-year-old grandson, Donald III, last weekend.’

Highlights from the article:
– the laptop along with a bag of goodies (including access keycard)
– the said laptop cannot be remotely accessed or erased
– laptop contains sensitive information about Hillary Clinton’s email investigation, Trump Tower’s floor plans, evacuation protocols

However, the media could not get the story straight and there are many other versions of the incident, enough to make your head spin.

NY Daily ‘narrative’ …
“frantically searching for the laptop since it was stolen Thursday morning […] Neighbors said the thief struck about 3 a.m.” – “Neighbor Jaime Palazzi, 40, saw the thief […] “I was smoking a cigarette on my balcony,” – “I looked at him, he looked at me, and he kept on going. It wasn’t anything out of the ordinary.” Another neighbor, Mike Mignuolo, 73, believes, based on the video police showed him, that the suspect moved quickly and with a purpose. […] “It showed somebody running to the car and running back out,”
NY Daily – http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/laptop-trump-tower-floor-plans-stolen-secret-service-article-1.3001078
** 3 a.m. ~ who is out smoking at 3am? and the other saw a video the police showed him? And then get this … “Mignuolo said he was excited by the intrigue and theorized the thief is from nearby Brighton Beach, a Russian enclave. “What’s going on is crazy,” he said, “with the Russians and the President.” ** So this guy surmises that it must be the “Russians”, by just seeing a police video? **

USA Today ‘narrative’ …
“Surveillance video uncovered a few clues. The film showed what might be a Chevy Malibu pull up to the agent’s home and a white man exit the passenger side, […] The computer was taken from the car of a female agent, […] The man is later seen carrying the agent’s bag and walking down the street”
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2017/03/17/laptop-secret-service-employee-stolen/99316412/
** surveillance video can make out the car and the thief is white and just ‘walking away’ **
CBS 2 ‘narrative’ …
“An unoccupied vehicle with Maryland plates was broken into and a bag with a laptop [..] was stolen. […] Surveillance video possibly from the street shows a white man wearing dark clothing exit the back passenger side of what may be a Chevrolet Malibu after pulling up to the secret service agent’s street. The car then pulls up to the house and stops with its hazard lights on.”
Secret Service Agent’s Laptop Stolen In Brooklyn
** Flashing hazard lights ..? Not a worry in the world …
** Plus,a MUST HEAR report from Peter Haskell on the CBS 2 link … Before, they have even done any research …. “it’s possible for Russia to steal, and the Secret Service are Russian targets.”

So, we don’t know if it was a car or a bike? it was happening very early in the morning (3 am) or around 8 am?

The whole alleged theft stinks pretty badly and begs some very important questions:
– How could anybody that stupid- I am talking about the SS agent named Argentieri- pass the security clearance to work for the POTUS?
– Why did she have sensitive information pertaining to FBI activity when she was Secret Service?
– Along with the access keycard, did she leave password info? Because in that case it does not matter how many levels of encryption exist, once the password is known, it becomes a moot point.
– Why would Secret Service tell the media what was on the stolen laptop?
– Why the laptop did not have a tracking software?

Yesterday I read that the ex- president Obama is on vacation on Marlon Brandon’s private island in Tahiti. First thought that crossed my mind: he concocted something horribly bad and left the country to pretend he was not involved. Something big is going down.

Mar 6, 2017

Towergate scandal

President Trump recently tweeted claiming that former President Obama wiretapped him during his campaign. One can only imagine how nuts the media would have gone if the roles had been reversed: President Trump wiretapping either Obama or the Clintons, though his DOJ could have authority to do just that given the expansive leaks of intelligence information by Obama and Clinton supporters the last few months.

Conservative Treehouse released a timeline of the unlawful spying by the Obama administration on the opposition party’s candidate in Trump Tower.

The list includes the revelation that the Obama administration continued to spy on Trump Tower and opposition party after October even after no evidence was found of wrongdoing.

1. June 2016: FISA request. The Obama administration files a request with the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISA) to monitor communications involving Donald Trump and several advisers. The request, uncharacteristically, is denied. Note: this date was not included in Conservative Tree House timeline. In my opinion it was one of the main events that triggered the whole clusterfuck that followed. Monday, 27 June 2016: AG Loretta Lynch has secretive meeting with Bill Clinton in plane on tarmac at Phoenix airport.
2. July: Russia joke. Wikileaks releases emails from the Democratic National Committee that show an effort to prevent Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) from winning the presidential nomination. In a press conference, Donald Trump refers to Hillary Clinton’s own missing emails, joking: “Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 e-mails that are missing.” That remark becomes the basis for accusations by Clinton and the media that Trump invited further hacking.
3. October: Podesta emails. In October, Wikileaks releases the emails of Clinton campaign chair John Podesta, rolling out batches every day until the election, creating new mini-scandals. The Clinton campaign blames Trump and the Russians.
4. October: FISA request. The Obama administration submits a new, narrow request to the FISA court, now focused on a computer server in Trump Tower suspected of links to Russian banks. No evidence is found — but the wiretaps continue, ostensibly for national security reasons, Andrew McCarthy at National Review later notes. The Obama administration is now monitoring an opposing presidential campaign using the high-tech surveillance powers of the federal intelligence services.
5. January 2017: Buzzfeed/CNN dossier. Buzzfeed releases, and CNN reports, a supposed intelligence “dossier” compiled by a foreign former spy. It purports to show continuous contact between Russia and the Trump campaign, and says that the Russians have compromising information about Trump. None of the allegations can be verified and some are proven false. Several media outlets claim that they had been aware of the dossier for months and that it had been circulating in Washington.
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The dossier included inaccurate accusations of businessman Trump on Russian hookers. The dossier was complete rubbage.

* Admiral Michael Rogers had a visit with President Trump on Friday, November 11th.
* According to the Executive Order rule changes DNI James Clapper signed off on December 15th.
* General Michael Flynn spoke to the Russian Ambassador on December 29th
* Dec 29th 2016 – Obama announces sanctions on Russia
6. January: Obama expands NSA sharing. As Michael Walsh later notes, and as the New York Times reports, the outgoing Obama administration “expanded the power of the National Security Agency to share globally intercepted personal communications with the government’s 16 other intelligence agencies before applying privacy protections.” The new powers, and reduced protections, could make it easier for intelligence on private citizens to be circulated improperly or leaked.
The new rules, which were issued in an unclassified document, entitled Procedures for the Availability or Dissemination of Raw Signals Intelligence Information by the National Security Agency (NSA), significantly relaxed longstanding limits on what the NSA may do with the information gathered by its most powerful surveillance operations.
These operations are largely unregulated by American wiretapping laws. Surveillances include collecting satellite transmissions, phone calls, and emails that cross network switches abroad, and messages between people abroad that cross domestic network switches.
The changes initiated by the Obama Administration in its waning days empowered far more agents and officials to search through raw intelligence data.
* Jan 3rd 2017 – Loretta Lynch signs off on rule changes for phone taps.
* Jan 12th 2017 –  WaPo reports On Phone Calls Anonymous Intel Sources
* Jan 15th 2017 – VP Pence appears on Face the nation.
* Jan 20th 2017 – Inauguration
* Jan 23rd 2017 –  FBI reports nothing unlawful in content of Flynn call
* Jan 26th 2017 – Sally Yates (acting DOJ) informs President Trump there might be a conflict between VP Pence’s stated TV version (was told by Flynn), and what Intel community communicate to Yates that Flynn actually expressed to Russia.
* Jan 27th 2017 – White House counsel begins investigation to discrepancy.
7. January: Times report. The New York Times reports, on the eve of Inauguration Day, that several agencies — the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Treasury Department are monitoring several associates of the Trump campaign suspected of Russian ties.
Other news outlets also report the existence of a multi-agency working group to coordinate investigations across the government,” though it is unclear how they found out, since the investigations would have been secret and involved classified information.
8. February: Mike Flynn scandal. Reports emerge that the FBI intercepted a conversation in 2016 between future National Security Adviser Michael Flynn — then a private citizen — and Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak. The intercept supposedly was  part of routine spying on the ambassador, not monitoring of the Trump campaign. The FBI transcripts reportedly show the two discussing Obama’s newly-imposed sanctions on Russia, though Flynn earlier denied discussing them.
Sally Yates, whom Trump would later fire as acting Attorney General for insubordination, is involved in the investigation. In the end, Flynn resigns over having misled Vice President Mike Pence (perhaps inadvertently) about the content of the conversation.
9. February: Times claims extensive Russian contacts. The New York Times cites “four current and former American officials” in reporting that the Trump campaign had “repeated contacts with senior Russian intelligence officials. The Trump campaign denies the claims — and the Times admits that there is “no evidence” of coordination between the campaign and the Russians. The White House and some congressional Republicans begin to raise questions about illegal intelligence leaks.
10. March: the Washington Post targets Jeff Sessions. The Washington Postreports that Attorney General Jeff Sessions had contact twice with the Russian ambassador during the campaign — once at a Heritage Foundation event and once at a meeting in Sessions’s Senate office.
The Post suggests that the two meetings contradict Sessions testimony at his confirmation hearings that he had no contacts with the Russians, though in context (not presented by the Post) it was clear he meant in his capacity as a campaign surrogate, and that he was responding to claims in the “dossier” of ongoing contacts.
The New York Times, in covering the story, adds that the Obama White House “rushed to preserve” intelligence related to alleged Russian links with the Trump campaign. By “preserve” it really means “disseminate”: officials spread evidence throughout other government agencies “to leave a clear trail of intelligence for government investigators” and perhaps the media as well.
In summary: the Obama administration sought, and eventually obtained, authorization to eavesdrop on the Trump campaign; continued monitoring the Trump team even when no evidence of wrongdoing was found; then relaxed the NSA rules to allow evidence to be shared widely within the government, virtually ensuring that the information, including the conversations of private citizens, would be leaked to the media.

From the Conservative Tree House comments section:

The first dot in the timeline is Clinton operative Alexandra Chalupa.
“Manafort’s work for Yanukovych caught the attention of a veteran Democratic operative named Alexandra Chalupa, who had worked in the White House Office of Public Liaison during the Clinton administration. Chalupa went on to work as a staffer, then as a consultant, for Democratic National Committee. The DNC paid her $412,000 from 2004 to June 2016, according to Federal Election Commission records, though she also was paid by other clients during that time, including Democratic campaigns and the DNC’s arm for engaging expatriate Democrats around the world.
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“In an interview this month, Chalupa told Politico she had developed a network of sources in Kiev and Washington, including investigative journalists, government officials and private intelligence operatives. While her consulting work at the DNC this past election cycle centered on mobilizing ethnic communities — including Ukrainian-Americans — she said that, when Trump’s unlikely presidential campaign began surging in late 2015, she began focusing more on the research, and expanded it to include Trump’s ties to Russia, as well.”
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She said she shared her concern with Ukraine’s ambassador to the U.S., Valeriy Chaly, and one of his top aides, Oksana Shulyar, during a March 2016 meeting at the Ukrainian Embassy. According to someone briefed on the meeting, Chaly said that Manafort was very much on his radar, but that he wasn’t particularly concerned about the operative’s ties to Trump since he didn’t believe Trump stood much of a chance of winning the GOP nomination, let alone the presidency.”
This is a long article chock-full of information that sheds light on how the Russia story got rolling and who was involved.
http://www.politico.com/story/2017/01/ukraine-sabotage-trump-backfire-233446

Former Trump Campaign Manager Corey Lewandowski told Judge Jeanine on Saturday that the Obama Administration wiretapped sitting US Senator Jeff Sessions while he was still a sitting senator!
Lewandowski: What we’ve seen from the previous administration is that they did spend time listening to conversations between then Senator Jeff Sessions and the ambassador to Russia while he was in his US Senate office. if that were to take place which supposedly did take place, what other conversations did they listen in on?
Judge Jeanine: Whoa, you’re saying they were listening to conversations between then Senator Sessions and the Russian Ambassador Kislyak or are you talking about Mike Flynn and Kislyak?
Lewandowski: No, I’m talking about Jeff Sessions.

It really shouldn’t be shocking about this wiretapping of the Trump Tower, before the Nov. election.
In June, 2013, in an interview with TV One, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) praised President Barack Obama for putting together a campaign database that “will have information about everything on every individual.”
US Rep. Maxine Waters went on to say, “And that database will have information about everything on every individual in ways that it’s never been done before,” Waters told “Washington Watch” host Roland, referring to Obama’s “Organizing for America,” which was changed from a campaign organization to a 501(c)(4) called Organizing for Action.
Now that Obama is out of the WH, he will try to cause mayhem in Pres.Trump’s administration. It’s not about Flynn or Sessions.

Feb 8, 2017

Syrian refugee charged after ‘multiple sexual assaults’ at West Edmonton Mall waterpark

From Rebel
http://www.therebel.media/syrian_refugee_charged_after_multiple_sexual_assaults_at_west_edmonton_mall_waterpark

‘A 39-year-old Syrian refugee has been charged after several sexual assaults took place at the West Edmonton Mall World Waterpark this weekend.

Officers say Soleiman Hajj Soleiman inappropriately touched girls while they were swimming. Police were called to the park at around 10:30 PM Saturday.

According to Global News, EPS spokesperson Scott Pattison said “The girls were very courageous in coming forward and talking to the lifeguard, that’s not always the case.”

Hajj Soleiman is a Syrian refugee and a father of six. He has been charged with six counts of sexual assault and six counts of sexual interference.

The Edmonton Police Service Zebra Child Protection Section has taken over the investigation. Pattison says police believe there may be other complainants. He urges them to come forward’

Why the f*ck do we have to get these animals in Canada? Why not send him and his family to Ottawa or Montreal?

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