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  • Trick or Treat: First Charges in the Russia Probe are a Bad Joke

    10/31/2017 6:14:59 AM PDT · by davikkm · 3 replies
    IWB ^ | Chris Black
    With Paul Manafort now being arrested along with his protégé Rick Gates by Robert Mueller, and indicted by a Grand Jury on 12 criminal counts (in particular conspiracy against United States and to launder money, tax/wire fraud etc.) thus potentially facing life in jail, we now have to ask the obvious question: why is Robert Mueller and his team leaking to the Clinton News Network? CNN announced on Friday that indictments/arrests are coming on Monday, and they're the sworn  political enemies of President Trump. The second point is this: after reading all the indictments, 31 pages, President Trump's name is...
  • Bill Gates buys big chunk of land in Arizona to build 'smart city'

    11/12/2017 7:25:28 PM PST · by qaz123 · 60 replies
    12News ^ | 10Nov17 | Bianca Buono
    PHOENIX - One of Bill Gates' investment firms has spent $80 million to kickstart the development of a brand-new community in the far West Valley. The large plot of land is about 45 minutes west of downtown Phoenix off I-10 near Tonopah. The proposed community, made up of close to 25,000 acres of land, is called Belmont. According to Belmont Partners, a real estate investment group based in Arizona, the goal is to turn the land into its own "smart city."
  • Gag order issued in Manafort-Gates case

    11/08/2017 12:21:39 PM PST · by detective · 19 replies
    MSN News ^ | November 8, 2017 | Kathryn Watson
    A federal judge has issued a gag order in the federal government's case against former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort and his associate Rick Gates, preventing them and their legal teams from speaking to the press.   U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson threatened the order last week, and the lawyers for Manafort and Gates did not object. Jackson's order comes after she chastised Manafort's lawyer last week for holding a press conference after court proceedings, fearing such media attention could taint the jury pool. Manafort and Gates face 12 counts, including conspiracy against the United States and money laundering....
  • Mueller grand jury investigating top DC lobbyists

    11/02/2017 6:00:44 PM PDT · by hotsteppa · 75 replies
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller’s grand jury is investigating a prominent Democratic lobbyist and a former GOP congressman for their involvement in an influence campaign on behalf of Ukrainian interests tied to Paul Manafort, according to a person with direct knowledge of the investigation. At the center of the widening probe are Tony Podesta, a longtime Democratic operative, and Vin Weber, a former GOP congressman and leader of his own high-powered lobbying firm, Mercury LLC. The two men were hired as part of a multimillion-dollar lobbying effort directed by Manafort and longtime associate Rick Gates.
  • Manafort and Gates plead not guilty on $75M money-laundering charge and conspiring against US[t]

    10/30/2017 11:34:47 AM PDT · by bgill · 17 replies
    daily mail ^ | Oct. 30, 2017 | David Martosko
    Paul Manafort and Rick Gates entered not guilty pleas Monday afternoon in a federal courtroom, telling a magistrate judge that they'll fight a laundry list of felony charges brought by a grand jury on Friday. Manafort, a former Donald Trump campaign chairman, is a veteran lobbyist now charged with conspiring against the United States and money-laundering on a gigantic scale, following an investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller. Along with Gates, his longtime business partner and protege, Manafort surrendered to federal authorities early on Monday as the first charges from the probe of possible Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S....
  • Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort indicted as part of Russia election probe

    10/30/2017 5:27:08 AM PDT · by smileyface · 175 replies
    CNBC ^ | Oct 30, 2017 | Christina Wilkie
    Paul Manafort, the onetime chairman of President Donald Trump's campaign, has been indicted along with his former colleague, Rick Gates. The indictments mark the beginning of a new phase in Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian attempts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election. The timing of the indictment suggests that Mueller is pursuing a legal strategy typically reserved for cases involving drug cartels and mafia families.
  • FLASHBACK: CitiGroup Chose Obama's Cabinet

    11/18/2016 7:12:17 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 9 replies
    In 2008 Michael B. Froman, then Citigroup executive, sends John Podesta a list of cabinet members. The email is dated Oct. 6, 2008 and bears the subject line “Lists.” It went to Podesta a month before he was named chairman of President-Elect Obama’s transition team. Froman’s list proved remarkably prescient. As it proposed, Robert Gates, a Bush holdover, became secretary of Defense; Eric Holder became attorney general; Janet Napolitano, secretary of Homeland Security; Rahm Emanuel, White House chief of staff; Susan Rice, United Nations ambassador; Arne Duncan, secretary of Education; Kathleen Sebelius, secretary of Health and Human Services; Peter Orszag,...
  • NBCbgets fresh leftist invasion. Network teams up with ‘journalism’org founded by Obama campaigners.

    12/07/2011 2:06:37 PM PST · by tutstar · 30 replies
    Aaron Klein Online ^ | 12 6 2011 | Aaron Klein
    NBC-owned television stations in cities across the nation just teamed up with a nonprofit “journalism” group funded by a billionaire husband and wife team who not only spent millions campaigning for President Obama but also topped donor lists to groups like ACORN and MoveOn.org. The nonprofit, ProPublica, will contribute to the news operations of all NBC owned-and-operated stations, including those in such cities as Los Angeles, Chicago and Philadelphia, the network announced Monday. The NBC affiliates will get early access to investigative reports from ProPublica, which describes itself as an “independent, non-profit newsroom that produces investigative journalism in the public...
  • Jeff Bezos Overtakes Bill Gates To Become World's Richest Man

    07/27/2017 8:18:38 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 6 replies
    Forbes ^ | July 27, 2017 | Kate Vinton
    Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has overtaken Bill Gates and is now the richest person in the world, with a fortune topping $90 billion for the first time ever. When markets opened on Thursday, Bezos had a net worth of $90.6 billion, putting him $500 million ahead of Microsoft founder Bill Gates. Amazon stock opened up 1.6% on Thursday, adding $1.4 billion to Bezos’ net worth. That was enough to put him ahead of Gates.
  • Bill Gates: Europe Will Be Overwhelmed Unless It Stems Flow of Migrants

    07/04/2017 10:56:02 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 117 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/4/17 | Virginia Hale
    Microsoft founder Bill Gates has warned that Africa’s population explosion will overwhelm Europe unless the continent makes it more difficult for migrants to reach its shores. In an interview with the German Welt am Sonntag newspaper, Gates said massive population growth in Africa will result in “enormous [migratory] pressure” on Europe unless countries increase overseas development aid payments. Praising Germany having achieved its commitment to devote 0.7 per cent of GDP to foreign aid as “phenomenal”, the 61-year-old called on “other European nations to follow its example”. But Gates also spoke of a dilemma caused by ‘the German attitude to...
  • Schools Funded By Gates and Zuckerberg Ordered Closed In Uganda

    11/26/2016 4:48:09 PM PST · by HonkyTonkMan · 30 replies
    Slashdot ^ | 26-Nov | EditorDavid
    Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg are two investors in Bridge International Academies. But in Uganda, the group's 63 schools have been "ordered to shut down in a matter of weeks, leaving the lives of thousands of pupils in limbo." An anonymous reader quotes CNN: Uganda's High Court has described the Bridge International Academies...as unsanitary and unqualified, and has ordered it to close its doors in December because it ignored Uganda's national standards and put the "life and safety" of its 12,000 young students on the line. The Director of Education Standards for the Ministry, Huzaifa Mutazindwa, told CNN that the...
  • Say goodbye to toll gates in NYC

    12/21/2016 2:53:18 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 73 replies
    Toll gates at the Big Apple’s bridges and tunnels will disappear next year as a cashless system is rolled out, Gov. Cuomo announced Wednesday. The new system will be set up beginning in January at the Queens-Midtown and Hugh Carey tunnels, and then throughout the year at the Rockaway, RFK, Verrazano-Narrows, Throgs Neck and Bronx-Whitestone bridges. The system will collect money from drivers using E-ZPass. Those without E-ZPass will get their license plates recorded and receive a bill within 30 days. They will have 30 days to pay. All license plates will be scanned and scofflaws will be ticketed immediately....
  • Gates Defends Tillerson on Putin Ties — ‘Being Friendly Doesn’t Make You Friends’

    12/19/2016 6:23:24 AM PST · by TangoLimaSierra · 10 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 18 Dec 2016 | Pam Key
    Sunday on NBC’s “Meet The Press,” former Defense Secretary Robert Gates said of President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of state Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson’s ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin “being friendly doesn’t make you friends.” Gates said, “He is familiar with countries from Indonesia to Latin America to the Middle East and Russia. It seems to me having somebody who is secretary of state who has dealt with a lot of these leaders, who knows them, knows how they negotiate, knows how they think is a huge assess for the United States. As I have said, I think...
  • Tillerson picked as SOS, Recommended by James Baker and Robert Gates

    12/12/2016 8:15:33 PM PST · by nwrep · 116 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Dec 12, 2016 | By MICHAEL D. SHEAR and MAGGIE HABERMAN
    Mr. Tillerson emerged as a contender on the strong recommendations of James A. Baker III, the secretary of state under President George Bush, and Robert M. Gates, the former defense secretary, according to a person briefed on the process. Mr. Kushner and Mr. Trump’s chief strategist, Stephen K. Bannon, advocated strongly for Mr. Tillerson, and the president-elect became intrigued.
  • Bill Gates teams up with Richard Branson and Jeff Bezos to lead a $1 BILLION venture to tackle..

    12/12/2016 1:18:23 PM PST · by PROCON · 75 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | Dec. 12, 2016 | SHIVALI BEST
    Full Title: Bill Gates teams up with Richard Branson and Jeff Bezos to lead a $1 BILLION venture to tackle climate change In a bid to tackle climate change, Bill Gates has joined forces with some of the richest people in the world, including Sir Richard Branson and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, to create a £800 million ($1 billion) fund. The initiative, named Breakthrough Energy Ventures, plans to invest in green energy over 20 years. Its funders hope that this long-term approach will help to deliver the next generation of reliable and affordable energy to the world.
  • (Wikileaks) Private emails with the SECRETARY OF DEFENSE (!!)

    11/04/2016 10:24:09 AM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 97 replies
    WIkileaks ^ | Nov 04 2016 | released by Wikileaks
    From:john.podesta@gmail.com To: r_m_gates@att.net Date: 2008-11-16 18:51 Subject: Re: Contact Information Thx. ------Original Message------ From: Bob Gates To: John.Podesta@gmail.com Sent: Nov 16, 2008 3:42 PM Subject: Contact Information John, If you or anyone needs to contact me or talk with me privately during business hours, you can reach me through my personal e-mail at r_m_gates@att.net (there is an underscore -- r_m_ -- after the r and m in place of a period. I offer that because you indicated you had tried unsuccessfully to reach me by e-mail: the underscores in the address may not have come through in my initial e-mail...
  • Two Ex-Spies and Donald Trump (Thomas L. Friedman Alert!)

    09/21/2016 5:27:34 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 19 replies
    The New York Slimes ^ | 09/21/2016 | Thomas L. Friedman
    When it comes to assessing the presidential race, I prefer to listen to the spies. They tend to be brutally unsentimental, see through the nonsense and cut to the cold, hard bottom line. And right now, two of the world’s foremost former spymasters are sending uncoded messages about what it will mean for America and the Western alliance if Donald Trump is elected president. Ladies and gentlemen, I introduce former C.I.A. Director Robert Gates and his longtime nemesis and former K.G.B. agent, President Vladimir Putin of Russia. Putin is voting Trump. Gates is not. In an essay in The Wall...
  • Brutal: Former Defense Secretaries Openly Slam 'Inexperienced' Obama White House War Micromanagement

    04/07/2016 11:00:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 7, 2016 | Katie Pavlich
    For years the Obama administration has been accused of micromanaging the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan from inside the White House. Now in an astonishing report from Fox News anchor Bret Baier, three former Obama Defense Secretaries are openly slamming him for his distrust of the military, his failure to lead and they're exposing his inexperienced and closest advisors for second guessing senior field commanders with phone calls to the battlefield. "President Obama, he's one of the youngest presidents we've ever had. One of the most inexperienced presidents we've ever had. He has a staff around him that is very...
  • Trudeau, Gates raise billions for AIDS, TB and malaria fight

    09/17/2016 5:23:04 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 17, 2016 4:02 PM EDT | Rob Gillies
    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Saturday that a record $12.9 billion has been raised for The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria over the next three years. Trudeau made the announcement on the second and final day of an international donors’ meeting as Microsoft founder Bill Gates, U2 frontman Bono, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and others gathered in Montréal to determine how to replenish the major global health fund that combats AIDS and two of the world’s other leading killers in low-income countries. …
  • Sizing up the next commander-in-chief

    09/17/2016 6:21:28 AM PDT · by SueRae · 18 replies
    Wordpress..WSJ ^ | Robert Gates
    Neither candidate has seriously addressed how he or she thinks about the military or the use of force.