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  • California CEO and Seven Others Charged in Multi-Million Dollar Conduit Campaign Contribution Case

    12/03/2019 5:02:19 PM PST · by ransomnote · 22 replies
    justice.gov ^ | 12/3/19 | DOJ
    Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, December 3, 2019 California CEO and Seven Others Charged in Multi-Million Dollar Conduit Campaign Contribution Case Earlier today, an indictment was unsealed against the CEO of an online payment processing company, and seven others, charging them with conspiring to make and conceal conduit and excessive campaign contributions, and related offenses, during the U.S. presidential election in 2016 and thereafter.Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and Assistant Director in Charge Timothy R. Slater of the FBI’s Washington Field Office made the announcement.A federal...
  • Key Mueller witness, major Clinton and Trump donor charged with funneling $3.5 million in illegal contributions in 2016 U.S. elections

    12/03/2019 5:46:59 PM PST · by John W · 31 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | December 3, 2019 | Spencer S. Hsu
    A key witness in special counsel Robert S. Mueller IIIs investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election has been indicted with seven others on charges of conspiring to funnel more than $3 million in illegal foreign campaign contributions for that years elections, the Justice Department announced. George Nader, an adviser to the United Arab Emirates who acted as an intermediary for members of Donald Trumps presidential campaign seeking to forge contacts in the Middle East, was charged with conspiring to make conduit campaign contributions and related offenses in a 53-count indictment unsealed Tuesday in Washington, prosecutors said.
  • Mitt Romney adviser sits on Burisma board of directors

    09/26/2019 6:26:48 AM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 52 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Sep 26 2019 | Thomas Lifson
    Well, this is certainly an odd coincidence! In fact, when you dig in, you find an amazing series of coincidences. If you believe in coincidences when the CIA is involved, that is. Mitt Romneys national security advisor in his 2012 campaign -- a career CIA spook who rose to its top levels -- sits on the board of directors of Burisma, the Ukrainian gas company that formerly paid Hunter Biden $50k a month despite his complete lack of credentials or qualifications. And it also an odd coincidence that Mitt has as CNN puts it been a lone Republican voice expressing...
  • Robert Mueller exploited cellphone GPS to track Trump associates

    06/10/2019 6:35:32 PM PDT · by bitt · 60 replies
    WASHINGTON TIMES ^ | 6/8/2019 | rowan scarborough
    Robert Mueller says he was able to pinpoint security company executive Erik Princes precise location for several hours in January 2017 by matching his mobile phone signal to a cell site near Trump Tower in New York City. The special counsels report discloses the use of this investigative technique, by which police determine a suspects location via a cellphones GPS signal. The Prince narrative is one instance in unredacted sections of the report in which Mr. Muellers team explicitly discloses cellphone tracking. It raises the question of whether the FBI applied the process to other investigative subjects a phones...
  • After Long Delay, Key Witness in Mueller Probe Arrested on Child Porn Charges

    06/04/2019 11:37:17 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 8 replies
    American Greatness ^ | 6/3/2019 | Debra Heine
    A Lebanese-American businessman and key witness in the special counsels investigation of Russian election interference was arrested and charged Monday with transporting a dozen images of child pornography and bestiality. George Nader, 60, was arrested Monday morning at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, according to federal prosecutors in the Eastern District of Virginia. Nader was involved in several key meetings at the center of the special counsels Trump/Russia investigation and his name shows up more than 100 times in the Mueller report. Throughout the investigation, Nader was represented by Kathryn Ruemmler, Obamas long-term White House Counsel/fixer. The...
  • Schiff: Were Referring Blackwater Founder, Erik Prince To DoJ For Perjury

    04/30/2019 12:38:48 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/30/2019 | Ed Morrissey
    Let the games begin! House Intelligence chair Adam Schiff (D-CA) told the Washington Post’s Robert Costa that he will make a criminal referral to the Department of Justice against Erik Prince for perjury. At issue is Prince’s testimony to his committee that a meeting in the Seychelles with a Russian financier was unplanned, while Prince’s testimony to special-counsel investigators suggest it was planned: House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam B. Schiff (D-Calif.) said Tuesday that his panel would make a criminal referral to the Justice Department regarding potential false testimony by Erik Prince, the billionaire founder of the private military...
  • Trump's Choice

    12/28/2016 4:35:02 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 28, 2016 | John Stossel
    America's socialists -- I mean, progressives, are enraged that President-elect Trump chose Betsy DeVos to be his secretary of education. "Not a good appointment," yelled Al Sharpton. A "proponent of a for-profit institution! She does not believe in the public school system!" complained CNN's Bakari Sellers. Wait. Is your for-profit local supermarket less "public" than your kid's school? No! For-profit institutions serve the public and usually do it better than governments do. Let's stop calling government schools "public." Call them what they are: "government-run" schools. Anyway, the charter schools DeVos supports are public. They're just not controlled by the usual...
  • An Afghan Viceroy? Blackwater founder pushes new plan to privatize war

    08/20/2018 6:40:22 AM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 24 replies
    Great Power War ^ | 8/20/18 | USAFeatures
    The founder of the Blackwater private security firm and brother of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is pitching a risky plan to privatize the war in Afghanistan, and officials are increasingly worried that POTUS Donald Trump will embrace the plan. After 17-odd years, and following surges and withdrawals and surges and withdrawals of U.S. troops through the years, Blackwater founder Erik Prince says the president is frustrated by the lack of progress to date, even as hes given the Pentagon what it has requested to win the war there. As such, he has been shopping a new operation to...
  • Officials worry Trump may back Erik Prince plan to privatize war in Afghanistan

    08/17/2018 12:04:37 PM PDT · by Behind the Blue Wall · 34 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | Aug.17, 2018 | Carol E. Lee, Courtney Kube and Josh Lederman
    WASHINGTON President Donald Trump is increasingly venting frustration to his national security team about the U.S. strategy in Afghanistan and showing renewed interest in a proposal by Blackwater founder Erik Prince to privatize the war, current and former senior administration officials said. Prince's idea, which first surfaced last year during the president's Afghanistan strategy review, envisions replacing troops with private military contractors who would work for a special U.S. envoy for the war who would report directly to the president. It has raised ethical and security concerns among senior military officials, key lawmakers and members of Trump's national security...
  • Thousands petition for LeBron James as U.S. Secretary of Education

    08/09/2018 3:18:53 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 81 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | Aug 8, 2018, 1:46 PM | Alec Lewis
    In light of LeBron James and Akron Public Schools creating the I Promise School for 240 third- and fourth-graders, thousands of folks have been inspired. Theyve been inspired to the point at which they have put a petition together calling for current U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to be fired. Indeed, they want James to be hired. [] As of 10 a.m. Wednesday, 4,240 people had signed the petition.
  • Betsy DeVoss $40 million yacht set adrift by vandals

    07/26/2018 10:15:17 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 134 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 07/26/18 07:17 AM EDT | By Morgan Gstalter
    A $40 million yacht owned by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos was reportedly untied from the dock at a northern Ohio marina and set adrift. The captain of the 163-foot yacht, named "Seaquest," called the Huron Police Department early Sunday morning when the crew realized the boat was floating in the Huron Boat Basin, The Toledo Blade reported. The yacht hit a dock, causing between $5,000 and $10,000 in damage, the newspaper added, citing a police report. Investigators are hoping surveillance footage will show who untied the yacht from the dock. It is one of 10 boats owned by DeVos and...
  • Erik Prince: I Cooperated With Mueller

    06/19/2018 6:59:18 AM PDT · by Magnatron · 14 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 19 June 2018 | Betsy Woodruff
    Erik Prince, the founder of private security company Blackwater, has found himself embroiled in special counsel Robert Muellers investigation of potential coordination between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin. During the campaign, Prince reportedly met at Trump Tower with Donald Trump Jr., operative George Nader, and social media specialist Joel Zamel to discuss a potential pro-Trump social media influence operation. He also met with Russian sovereign wealth fund manager Kirill Dmitriev during the transition perioda meeting reportedly planned to set up a backchannel between the Trump administration and Russia. Those revelations raise questions about his relationship to the Trump administrationquestions...
  • Special Counsel Muellers Team Questioned Blackwater Founder Erik Prince

    05/10/2018 6:34:48 AM PDT · by Magnatron · 18 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 10 May 2018 | Betsy Woodruff
    Special counsel Robert Muellers team has spoken with Blackwater founder Erik Prince, two sources familiar with the matter tell The Daily Beast. It was not immediately clear what questions Muellers team had or what information Prince shared with the special counsel. Prince attended a now-controversial meeting with the head of Russias sovereign wealth fund in the Seychelles on Jan. 11, 2017just over a week before Inauguration Day. The Washington Post reported that Mueller is interested in potential efforts at the Seychelles meeting to set up a backchannel between the Trump administration and the Kremlin. A spokesman for the special counsel...
  • Former "High-Level" CIA Agent Warns "Terrified" Deep State Wants President Trump "Taken Out" (VIDEO)

    01/17/2018 1:26:56 AM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 56 replies
    gatewaypundit ^ | January 16, 2018 | Joshua Caplan
    Shipp was a CIA Anti Terrorism expert and was assigned as a protective agent for the Director of Central Intelligence. He is the recipient of a Medallion for overseas covert operations, two CIA Meritorious Unit Citations and three Exceptional Performance Awards. Zerohedge published a partial transcript of Ship's comments made to USAWatchdog.com's Greg Hunter: "They are terrified, they are terrified right now. They did not expect Trump to do what he is doing now. The reason they tried to get him even before he was elected is they knew he was uncontrollable, and they knew if he got in there,...
  • White House denies planning private global spy network to circumvent U.S. agencies

    12/05/2017 2:21:45 PM PST · by ColdOne · 19 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 12/5/17 | Steven Nelson
    White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Tuesday the Trump administration is not preparing to set up a private global spy network to circumvent U.S. intelligence agencies. "I haven't asked [President Trump], but it's not something that's currently in the works," Sanders said at the daily White House press briefing. The denial followed a report in The Intercept that the administration was considering reliance on private spies to avoid "deep state" biases against Trump and to provide CIA Director Mike Pompeo supplemental information. The idea reportedly is being considered at the urging of Blackwater founder Erik Prince and Oliver North,...
  • President Trump To Bypass Treasonous US Intelligence Agencies Plus Impeachment Vote Fails.

    12/07/2017 9:04:34 AM PST · by davikkm · 31 replies
    IWB ^ | Ruby Henley
    Blackwater founder Erik Prince, ex-CIA officer John Maguire, and Oliver North are advising President Trump to create his own private global spy network, which would report directly to him and CIA Director Mike Pompeo. At this point, President Trump is surrounded by treasonous US Intelligence Agencies, which are part of the vast Deep State network seeking to overthrow his Presidency. They are working with Special Counselor Robert Mueller to impeach him, and quite frankly they are quickly moving forward. Mueller has let it be known he has made a deal with General Michael Flynn, which is nothing but a...
  • Retired CIA Agent Working With Blackwater Claims H.R. McMaster Approved NSA Spy Job On Trump Family

    12/06/2017 5:34:29 AM PST · by blam · 31 replies
    One News Page ^ | 12-6-2017
    A retired CIA officer reportedly working with Blackwater founder Erik Prince to pitch the White House on a global, private spy network which as we reported yesterday would allow the White House to circumvent and counter "deep state enemies" within U.S. intelligence agencies, is said to have made the stunning claim that National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster worked with the NSA to perform surveillance on Donald Trump Jr, Eric Trump, Steve Bannon and others, according to a report in The Intercept. Former CIA agent John R. Maguire and Blackwater founder Erik Prince The former CIA agent, John R. Maguire -...
  • TRUMP WHITE HOUSE WEIGHING PLANS FOR PRIVATE SPIES TO COUNTER DEEP STATE ENEMIES

    12/05/2017 1:26:53 PM PST · by shove_it · 71 replies
    TheIntercepy ^ | 4 Dec 2017
    THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION is considering a set of proposals developed by Blackwater founder Erik Prince and a retired CIA officer with assistance from Oliver North, a key figure in the Iran-Contra scandal to provide CIA Director Mike Pompeo and the White House with a global, private spy network that would circumvent official U.S. intelligence agencies, according to several current and former U.S. intelligence officials and others familiar with the proposals. The sources say the plans have been pitched to the White House as a means of countering deep state enemies in the intelligence community seeking to undermine Donald...
  • Erik Prince says Robert Mueller has not contacted him about alleged Trump-Russia 'back-channel'

    10/18/2017 7:32:12 AM PDT · by deplorableindc · 4 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Oct. 18, 2017
    Businessman Erik Prince says he has not been contacted by Special Counsel Robert Mueller about a January meeting in the Seychelles between himself and a Russian reportedly close to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Prince added that whoever leaked to the press should be questioned instead. The Washington Post reported in April on what it called a "secret meeting" in the Indian Ocean country, citing "officials, who did not identify the Russian." The Post wrote that the Jan. 11 meeting was "part of an apparent effort to establish a back-channel line of communication between Moscow and President-elect Donald Trump, according to...
  • Exclusive: American Mercenaries 'Torturing' Saudi Elites Rounded up by New Crown Prince

    11/22/2017 2:47:20 PM PST · by drewh · 58 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 16:48 EST, 22 November 2017 | Ryan Parry, West Coast Josh Boswell
    Saudi princes and billionaire businessmen arrested in a power grab earlier this month are being strung up by their feet and beaten by American private security contractors, a source in the country tells DailyMail.com. The group of the country's most powerful figures were arrested in a crackdown ordered by Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman three weeks ago as he ordered the detention of at least 11 fellow princes and hundreds of businessmen and government officials over claims of corruption. DailyMail.com can disclose that the arrests have been followed by 'interrogations' which a source said were being carried out by 'American...