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  • Massive Efforts Made to Hide Nellie Ohrís Involvement in "Spygate"

    08/14/2018 1:11:31 PM PDT · by detective · 56 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | August 14, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    Shortenend title. Full title: Massive Efforts Made to Hide Nellie Ohrís Involvement in ĎSpygateí Ė She May Be the Link Between Former CIA Head Brennan and His Boss Ė Obama As the details behind the Spygate scandal are uncovered, the connections to former President Obama are unearthed. According to Zero Hedge, the head of opposition research firm Fusion GPS admitted in December 2017 in a court filing that his firm paid the wife of a senior Justice Department official to help dig up damaging information on then-candidate Donald Trump. Glenn Simpson, co-founder of Fusion GPS, filed the signed declaration in...
  • Russia Offers 2.5 Million Acres of Land to Chinese Farmers

    08/14/2018 11:34:12 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 12 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | Aug 14, 2018 | Sarah Zheng
    Russia has made 1 million hectares (2.5 million acres) of arable land available to foreign investors Ė and while that could be boon for Beijing as it struggles with limited supplies of soybeans in its trade war with the US, analysts are concerned about the quality of the plots available. Valery Dubrovskiy, director of investment for the Far East Investment and Export Agency, a non-profit organisation, said on Tuesday that several Chinese companies had already expressed an interest in the deal. With the China-US trade war showing no signs of abating, and after Beijing slapped 25 per cent tariffs on...
  • New Info Indicates Clinton-Funded Oppo Research Launched FBIís Trump Investigation

    08/14/2018 11:06:42 AM PDT · by detective · 24 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 14, 2018 | Margot Cleveland
    is meeting raises serious questions concerning whether Christopher Steele shared information from his Ďdossierí with Bruce Ohr, prompting the FBI to launch Crossfire Hurricane. In three articles for The Hill last week, investigative journalist John Solomon revealed previously undisclosed text and email discussions between former Associate Deputy Attorney General Bruce Ohr and former MI6 agent and Spygate dossier author Christopher Steele. Solomonís reporting also uncovered notes Ohr took summarizing discussions he had with Steeleís boss at Fusion GPS, Glenn Simpson, about the Russia ďcollusionĒ investigation. In isolation, the details revealed in Solomonís must-read exposťs are troubling. But when considered in...
  • Poland looking at Ukrainian modernization package for T-72 tanks

    08/14/2018 9:43:57 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 11 replies
    Now Poland¬ís Armament Inspectorate has begun a market analysis on the possible upgrade of the T-72M1/M1D tank while the Ukrainian version looks like one of the likely winners in the bidding. A delegation from Poland¬ís Ministry of Defense visited the Honchar√≠vske test range in the north-eastern Chernihiv region in Ukraine and witnessed a live-fire demonstration of a modernized version of the T-72. According to Serhiy Zgurets, a military expert with Defense Express, the delegation saw a thrilling display of the upgraded T-72AMT main battle tank, Defence Blog reports. Deep modernization of the tank T-72–ź, T-72–ź–ú–Ę, carried out by UOP SE...
  • Pat Buchanan: America's Lengthening Enemies List

    08/14/2018 9:18:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Townhall ^ | 08/14/2018 | Pat Buchanan
    Friday, deep into the 17th year of America's longest war, Taliban forces overran Ghazni, a provincial capital that sits on the highway from Kabul to Kandahar. The ferocity of the Taliban offensive brought U.S. advisers along with U.S. air power, including a B-1 bomber, into the battle. "As the casualty toll in Ghazni appeared to soar on Sunday," The Wall Street Journal reported, "hospitals were spilling over with dead bodies, corpses lay in Ghazni's streets, and gunfire and shelling were preventing relatives from reaching cemeteries to bury their dead." In Yemen Monday, a funeral was held in the town square...
  • 2016 Trump Tower Meeting Looks Increasingly Like a Setup by Russian and Clinton Operatives

    08/13/2018 6:47:37 AM PDT · by Dana1960 · 24 replies
    Real Clear Investigations ^ | 8/13/18 | Lee Smith
    The June 2016 Trump Tower meeting between high-ranking members of the Republican presidential campaign staff and a Russian lawyer with Kremlin ties remains the cornerstone of claims that Donald Trump colluded with Russia to steal the election. A growing body of evidence, however, indicates that the meeting may have been a setup -- part of a broad effort to tarnish the Trump campaign involving Hillary Clinton operatives employed by Kremlin-linked figures and Department of Justice officials. This view, that the real collusion may have taken place among those who arranged the meeting rather than the Trump officials who agreed to...
  • The Democrats Donít Have a Foreign Policy, They Have A Trump Policy

    05/10/2018 6:30:32 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 21 replies
    FrontPage ^ | 5/10/18 | Greenfield
    The Democrats Donít Have a Foreign Policy, They Have A Trump Policy Not just treasonous, stupid. May 10, 2018 Daniel Greenfield Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical left and Islamic terrorism. Quick, whatís the Dem position on Syria? What about China? Donít bother. There was once a time when Democrats could discuss Syria, North Korea, the South China Sea, economic tensions in the European Union and the future of Africa. But that was before Trump. Democrats donít have a foreign policy anymore. They have a Trump...
  • Manafort trial is complicated but Americans need to know this

    08/11/2018 2:42:26 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 48 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 11, 2018 | Hans A. von Spakovsky
    The first two weeks of the trial of former Donald Trump presidential campaign chairman Paul Manafort on 18 counts of tax evasion and bank fraud charges have failed to implicate Trump or his campaign in any alleged criminal conduct. Prosecutors working for Special Counsel Robert Mueller Ė who is investigating Russiaís interference in the 2016 presidential election Ė are expected to call their final witness Monday at Manafortís trial in U.S. District Court in Alexandria, Virginia. If convicted on all counts, Manafort could face a maximum sentence of 305 years in prison. So far weíve learned that the prosecutionís star...
  • OUTED: FBI Made At Least 11 Payments To Christopher Steele

    08/11/2018 10:28:22 AM PDT · by george76 · 102 replies
    Diamond and Silk ^ | August 9, 2018 | Nick Arama -
    FBI had actually paid Christopher Steele, the man who put together the infamous unverified dossier targeting President Donald Trump during the campaign, in 11 separate cash payments in 2016. This was despite being admonished in February 2016 and despite the fact that he was being paid with money from the Democrats that went through the law firm Perkins Coie to Fusion GPS to Steele for opposition research to gather against Trump... FBI was using taxpayer dollars to pay for opposition research and unverified smears on Trump. In the words of FBI official Peter Strzok, sounds like an ďinsurance policy.Ē ......
  • Greece Denies Visas to Russian Orthodox Priests

    08/10/2018 1:53:43 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 4 replies
    Greek Reporter ^ | Aug 2018 | J. Smith
    "The Patriarchate of Constantinople is struggling with the Russian Church for influence in the Orthodox world. The Moscow and Constantinople Patriarchates are in tense relations today because of Ukraine.Ē Russian Orthodox priests are complaining they are unable to obtain Schengen visas for EU travel through Greek missions as relations between Athens and Moscow worsens... In a report carried by the BBCís Russian-language service on Thursday, a source from the church in Constantinople claimed this Greek ďpolicyĒ is because ďRussian priests Ö are perceived as potential spies and agents of influenceĒ. Several priests told the BBC they had either been refused...
  • Russian premier Medvedev warns U.S. against crossing red line on sanctions

    08/10/2018 1:51:47 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 28 replies
    New York Post ^ | Aug 10, 2018 11:41 a.m. ET | Yaron Steinbuch
    Moscow issued a stern warning to the US on Friday against ramping up sanctions against Russia, saying the Kremlin will retaliate with economic, political and unspecified ďotherĒ measures. Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedevís warning reflects Russian fears over the impact of new restrictions on its economy and assets, including the ruble, which has lost nearly 6 percent of its value this week on sanctions jitters, according to Reuters. In a sign of how seriously Russia is taking the threat, strongman Vladimir Putin discussed what the Kremlin called ďpossible new unfriendly steps by WashingtonĒ with members of his Security Council. They said...
  • The Russian ďTreasure ShipĒ Was Likely a Fraud Meant to Boost a Cryptocurrency Scam

    08/10/2018 12:59:48 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 12 replies ^ | Aug 10, 2018 | By Kyle Mizokami
    A South Korean companyís claimed to find $100 billion in treasure or more. A South Korean company that announced it had found more than a hundred billion dollars in gold treasure in a Russian warship is under investigation for possible fraud. The gold apparently does not exist and the company allegedly planned to use news of the treasure to boost a new cryptocurrency. Last month, the news broke that the Shinil Group, a South Korean company, had discovered the 100-year-old wreck of an Imperial Russian Navy cruiser, the Dmitri Donskoi. A survival of the naval battle of Tsushima, the Donskoi...
  • Iran commander Suleimani says IS 'nearing end'

    02/12/2015 10:56:32 AM PST · by McGruff · 24 replies
    YAHOO News ^ | 2/12/2015
    An influential Iranian general who has reportedly been near the front line against the Islamic State group was quoted Thursday saying the jihadists are "nearing the end of their lives". General Qassem Suleimani, the once rarely seen commander of the powerful Quds Force, has become the public face of Iran's support for the Iraqi and Syrian governments against jihadists.
  • Kuznetsov Undergoes MiG-29K Refit (Russian carrier)

    08/10/2018 8:11:09 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 14 replies
    AIN online ^ | August 9, 2018 | Vladimir Karnozov
    MiG-29K/KUBs are seen during sea trials aboard Kuznetsov in 2013. (photo: Russian Aircraft MiG) The Russian navy has embarked on a three-year project to modernize its sole aircraft carrier, Admiral Kuznetsov, or Project 1143.5, with a focus on achieving full operability with the Russian Aircraft MiG-29K/KUB fighter. Although navalized MiGs flew from the carrier during trials in 1989-1991 and during its seventh and most recent deployment to the Mediterranean Sea in late 2016/early 2017, they are yet to be completely integrated with the carrierís systems. According to the Nevskoye Design Bureau, the shipís developer, some of the outdated onboard equipment...
  • AP Report: FBI didn't tell U.S. targets as Russian hackers hunted emails

    08/09/2018 11:02:16 PM PDT · by kathsua · 16 replies
    PBS News Hour ^ | 11/26/17 | y: Raphael Satter, The Associated Press , Jeff Donn , and Desmond Butler,
    WASHINGTON ó The hackersí targets: The former head of cybersecurity for the U.S. Air Force. An ex-director at the National Security Council. A former head of the Defense Intelligence Agency. All were caught up in a Russian government-aligned cyberespionage campaign. None was warned by the FBI. The bureau repeatedly failed to alert targets of the Russian hacking group known as Fancy Bear despite knowing for more than a year that their personal emails were in the Kremlinís sights, an Associated Press investigation has found. ďNo oneís ever said to me, ĎHey Joe, youíve been targeted by this Russian group,'Ē said...
  • Donald Trump is no one's fool as Russia is finding out

    08/09/2018 6:23:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | August 9, 2018 | Rob Crilly
    We should know by now, shouldnít we? Pay little heed to Donald Trumpís words and judge him by his actions. So after the rambling tweets and that embarrassing showing in Helsinki Ė the one when he stood beside Vladimir Putin and said he accepted the Russian presidentís word that Kremlin goons had not interfered in the 2016 election (Mr Trump later said he misspoke) - now we have the concrete action. These come with dramatic consequences, from downgrading diplomatic relations to cutting off almost all exports and imports. It represents a clear statement of intent by this administration. And sends...
  • So-Called 'Russian agent' Trump slaps more sanctions on Russia

    08/09/2018 10:03:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/09/2018 | Rick Moran
    In a move designed to throw the Mueller collusion investigation off balance, Russia's top secret agent in the United States, Donald Trump, has slapped severe sanctions on Moscow for its role in the poisoning of a former intelligence officer and his daughter. I know: it's absurd.  But how else do you explain Trump's actions to sanction Russia if he's supposed to be under Putin's control? CNN: Sergei Skripal, a former Russian spy, and his daughter Yulia Skripal were hospitalized and treated for a nerve-agent attack in March. Yulia Skripal was discharged from the hospital in April, and her father was discharged in May....
  • Russia reels, denounces new U.S. sanctions as illegal, unfriendly

    08/09/2018 5:45:55 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 15 replies
    al Reuters ^ | AUGUST 9, 2018 / 4:48 AM / UPDATED AN HOUR AGO | Andrew Osborn
    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia condemned a new round of U.S. sanctions as illegal on Thursday after news of the measures sent the rouble tumbling to two-year lows and sparked a wider asset sell-off over fears that Moscow was locked in a spiral of never-ending curbs by the West. Moscow has been trying with mixed success to improve battered U.S.-Russia ties since Donald Trump won the White House in 2016, and Russiaís political elite was quick to chalk up a summit last month between Trump and Vladimir Putin as a victory. But initial triumphalism swiftly turned sour as anger over what...
  • Alyssa Milano suggests third-party votes in Ohio special election were from 'Russian meddling'

    08/09/2018 5:21:26 AM PDT · by sickoflibs · 38 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | August 08, 2018 | Diana Stancy Correll
    Actress and activist Alyssa Milano suggested that third-party votes in the Ohio special congressional election Tuesday evening could be the result of ďRussian meddling.Ē In a close race, GOP candidate Troy Balderson led Democrat Danny OíConnor in a special election for Ohioís 12th Congressional District on Tuesday evening. Balderson obtained 1,754 more votes than OíConnor. There are still 3,435 provisional ballots must still be counted, according to the New York Times. There are also more than 5,000 absentee ballots that were mailed to voters but not returned as of election day. Green Party candidate Joe Manchik secured approximately 1,127 votes,...
  • Over 70 rockets launched; Hamas: 'We are delivering on our promise'

    08/08/2018 2:30:28 PM PDT · by McGruff · 40 replies
    Ongoing rocket sirens in southern Israel since 19:00 pm Wednesday. IDF spokesperson reports over 70 rockets launched during the evening, most of which landed in open territory and 11 of which were intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defense system. 15 Israelis have been injured from the rocket launches and many families are spending the night in the home shelters. Hamas in a statement: ďWe are delivering on our promise. The resistance accepted the responsibility to even the playing field with the enemy and it is succeeding in doing so.Ē