What Does a Coup Look Like?

Why the Media has it wrong.

 

I had to write this follow-up to what I wrote in February in my post  “Who Is Carter Page”.   I have no doubt that almost everybody that read that research thought I was crazy claiming a coup was going on and treason was being committed. Still, today, few pundits have analyzed the true nature of what is and has been going on. I have been studying politics and government for a long time.

I like to think I have a special insight as to how it all works. It hasn’t always been like this but the Intelligence Community (IC) has gained huge power due to its use of technology and laws designed to provide more power, such as the Patriot Act and the FISA Court. But anybody that has a brain knows that great power can be misused and often is. You see, there is no benevolence in Washington….only arrogance! Let me be clear, here. This arrogance is not necessarily a corrupt use of that power. It is a self-aggrandizing activity that makes them think that they have all the answers and are charged with keeping America the most powerful country in the world. It has led to a certain status quo and policies that serve that status quo. Any disruption in that status quo is viewed as a threat to our stature in the world and their supremacy as guardians of that supremacy. That said, there is an awful lot of corruption connected to the Intelligence community which provides the tools, policies and money needed to guard their secrets and carry out their clandestine operations.

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Now, I want to get to the meat of it. Since I wrote that article in February, I must have read 200 articles and stories explaining the Mueller investigation and how it is being conducted. Lately, we have been reading about a “spy” in the campaign. Pundit after pundit, continuing to miss exactly what was, and is being done. Let me be very specific about what I already know:

In March of 2016, Trump had won the Florida primary and looked like he was on his way to the nomination. The DNC and even many NeverTrump republicans were, by now, setting their sights on Trump to make certain Hillary would win. But something went wrong. I have documented throughout my writings that the Clintons, their foundation and the Intelligence Community are all integrally connected. The Foundation is used to bring in foreign money that can be used by the CIA for “off the books” operations. This relationship was now turned against Trump. In that same month a man named

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Stefan Halper

Stefan Halper entered the campaign….not as an operative….but as part of a plan to ensure Trump’s failure, just in case Hillary couldn’t do it herself. During the spring and early summer of 2016, Halper had several meetings with Carter Page and several other Trump campaign officials. The media have been reporting that Halper was trying to hook up with the campaign, that he was assigned to investigate Russian collusion. But let’s be clear, this is NOT what he was doing, rather he was implementing a plan to CREATE evidence of Russian collusion between Russians and Trump. I must make this point perfectly clear…..Halper’s assignment was not to disrupt a campaign, it was actually to create evidence of a crime. Let me restate that in another way, because it’s ultimately the essence between an investigation and treason: We are being told by the Intelligence Community that they believed that Russia had infiltrated the Trump campaign and were trying to help Trump win the presidency, even though there was no evidence at the time or since, that this was occurring. So let’s take a look at just who this Stefan Halper is. He has a long career, going back to the Nixon White House. He served as assistant chief of staff for the Chiefs of staff, Alexander Haig, Donald Rumsfeld, and Dick Cheney, but more important to this story was his involvement in a CIA operation to provide information to the Carter Administration on the Reagan campaign. Let’s understand this so-called “debategate”, as it was dubbed. By all outward appearances he was a republican operative….running an undercover operation against Reagan, for the democrats. Sound familiar? Looking at Halper’s long history and background in government, one cannot miss the connections he has to the Intelligence Community. Before I move on, allow me to ask some obvious questions being asked by conservative media. Why didn’t the IC just inform the Trump campaign that they suspected Russian involvement? We were also told that Russia was responsible for the Hillary and Podesta e-mail hacks and exposure. Why didn’t they investigate the Hillary campaign? And why did it all start as Trump became the nominee? Remember these questions, because the answers will be the defining element of why this wasn’t an investigation into Russian collusion, but an operation to connect Trump to the Russians and turn Americans against him.

 

 

Let’s turn to Carter Page.

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Carter Page

 

Every pundit and writer in the media has assumed Carter Page was an innocent campaign operative, being surveilled and investigated as a Russian operative. Every time I hear it, I cringe. Page was not a target, he was working with and for Halper as an operative to create the evidence required to connect the campaign to the Russians. Only the simple-minded and the uninformed can see Page as anything but an intelligence operative. His background couldn’t be more clear……A graduate of Georgetown University in national security studies…..(Georgetown is where they train spooks) Served in the Navy, his last year and half, in Naval intelligence. As if that isn’t enough…he goes from the Navy to an investment banking job in Moscow. Here he meets a lot of Russians, and immediately voices his support of Russia and the Putin regime. He is very outspoken in his views on American foreign policy toward Russia. Wilkipedia even goes so far to say he was “recruited” by Russian spies. However court documents actually show Page was working for the FBI at the time (2013) to catch those spies. Read my piece, linked above, for more information on Carter Page’s background.

 

In research, timing and timelines are extremely important in understanding the big picture. Page joins the campaign, not before meeting with Halper but after. When you review and analyze Page’s actions while in the campaign, it really looks like he is a Russian operative. It is so transparent, that anyone could see that Page had obvious connections to the Russians and warranted “surveillance and investigation”. Page’s activities start in July, shortly after meeting with Halper. A question I asked in “Who Is Carter Page” was who put Page on the list of possible advisors? I now think I have the answer. It seems that even before Halper got involved another deep state veteran was injected into the Trump campaign.

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Richard Burt

Richard Burt, a former ambassador to Germany and the chief negotiator for George Bush Sr. during the START treaty negotiations. (Don’t forget Bush Sr. was CIA chief before he was president.) He latched on to the campaign as a foreign policy advisor to Jeff Sessions, and again, had connections inside Russia, in particular, Burt sat on an advisory council to Alfa Bank, Russia’s state owned financial institution. Burt, likely brought Page on board. This is an excerpt from a Politico story:

 

There were whispers all over Washington that, despite Hicks’s denial, Page was not only still part of the Trump campaign, but its conduit for Russian influence. Was he? One way to answer the question was to figure out how he even got on that list to begin with. One source suggested to me that Richard Burt, former U.S. ambassador to Germany, START treaty negotiator, and longtime lobbyist for Alfa Bank, was the nexus. It was Burt who helped draft Trump’s foreign policy speech in April, and had been advising the Trump campaign, via Senator Jeff Sessions, on foreign policy.

One other tidbit you can glean from that excerpt is Trump’s foreign policy speech he gave in April of 2016. In that speech he said this:

We should seek common ground based on shared interests. Russia, for instance, has also seen the horror of Islamic terrorism. I believe an easing of tensions and improved relations with Russia – from a position of strength – is possible. Common sense says this cycle of hostility must end. Some say the Russians won’t be reasonable. I intend to find out. If we can’t make a good deal for America, then we will quickly walk from the table.”

Couple this with the off-handed joke he made at the debate with Hillary about her e-mails, and you can see that Trump himself laid the groundwork for what would be the coming onslaught of Russia, Russia, Russia from the left. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/video/2016/jul/27/donald-trump-russia-dnc-email-hack-video

Before I move on to the others, I must make sure you are seeing the picture I am painting: Trump is running for president. He begins to get traction, and is winning. Of all the candidates that are running, Trump is the only one that must not win. As he takes the lead, a plan is hatched by the deep state, status quo, globalists in the government to end Trump’s campaign. They recruit several operatives to plant the evidence to ruin Trump. These operatives are inserted into the campaign. First Burt, then Halper, then Page. All serve a specific purpose…..Burt, to recruit more operatives. Halper, to initiate the sowing of threads of collusion with Russia, and Page to actually create evidence by his overt actions.

 

Now…….I have to, again, ask you a question. Do you believe that these operatives, with well documented histories and credentials of being connected to the Intelligence community and the deep state, were actually government spies, investigating Russian collusion by the Trump campaign, or actually creating evidence to make the case that Trump was colluding with the Russians? But before you answer, let’s move on to the “others”.

When Halper began to try to “help” the Trump campaign, he contacted a campaign science advisor…..Sam Clovis. He asked in an e-mail if they could meet. They did a few days later. In that meeting, Halper never mentions anything about Russia, only China and his research of that country….being a “professor”. He does, however, mention casually that he met with Carter Page. Clovis wrote:

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Sam Clovis

“This is just my speculation — I have no knowledge,” Clovis told me. “I think [Halper] was using his meeting with me to give him bona fides to talk to George Papadopoulos. He used Carter Page to get to me and he used me to get to George. George was the target. I think George was the target all along.”

 

 

What you need to see from these circumstances and accounts is that Page and Papadopolous were very different players in the story. While Papadopolous had no knowledge of who Halper was, Page seemed to know a lot about Halper and recommended him in a tweet:

Page has tweeted a line from an email he says he sent to the campaign on July 16, 2016, regarding Halper. Halper — Page referred to him as the professor — “offered a range of possibilities regarding how he and the University might be able to help,” You can read more about this here: Trump campaign vet: Informant used me to get to Papadopoulos

 

Then there is the widely spread story of George Papadopolous. On two occasions, once with Halper and once with a man named Josef Mifsud, Papadopolous was asked if he knew of the existence of the 30K Clinton deleted e-mails, and could the campaign use them? Mifsud, another “professor” reportedly working for British intelligence. He also asked Papadopolous if he knew of the Russian hacked Hillary deleted e-mails. Now, any normal liberal would say that this was normal investigative procedures….but was it? Remember timing! Shortly after these meetings, Papadopolous was introduced to Alexander Downer, an Australian diplomat. At a bar, Papadopolous revealed to Downer that he had heard that the Russians had possession of the Hillary e-mails. The FBI has stated publically that this revelation by Papadopolous was what prompted the investigation. If that were the case, why did these deep state operatives plant this seed? If they already knew the Russians had been interfering in the election and the Trump campaign, why is it the FBI says this revelation by Papadopolous was what prompted the investigation? Why were they involved at all, before this revelation? You see, this wasn’t an investigation, this was a set-up of Papadopolous to create the appearance of a needed investigation to eventually spy on the campaign. While all this was going on, Page was creating a trail of crumbs, leading to a connection between the campaign and the Russians. That trail of crumbs was used by Steele, another “former” British spy and Russian expert, to create the infamous Trump Dossier, which surfaces for the first time in August of 2016, a month after Page’s trip to Moscow. I wrote about Pages’s moves in July in my post “Who is Carter Page-Update”: 

Shortly after accepting the position, he needs to go to Russia to give a speech, a commencement speech at a school of economics, in July. This is step 1. Going to Russia in the middle of a presidential campaign.

Step 2, is the lengths he went to, to get permission from the campaign to go, which, do to his lack of importance, wouldn’t need permission. He first asks J.D. Gordon, a retired Naval officer heading up foreign policy for the campaign. Gordon tells him it would be a bad idea. He then e-mails Corey Lewandowski and Hope Hicks, the number one and two people at the campaign. Neither person knows who he is. Hicks never responds, Lewandowski says he can do what he wants, but not to represent the campaign. What you need to see, is the trail he is creating….a trail to Russia. He has to link the trip with formal permission.

 The content of the speech is step 3. Remember, this is a commencement speech. But the speech is very critical of past US foreign policy, implying that Trump would change it. It focuses on his hope that a closer relationship between the two nations might be possible with Trump in the White House. From the speech: “Washington and other Western capitals have impeded potential progress through their often hypocritical focus on ideas such as democratization, inequality, corruption, and regime change,” Page also suggested the United States should ease economic sanctions imposed on Russia following its 2014 incursion into Ukraine and Crimea. Sanction removal would be a common thread in the charges by critics of Russian collusion by Trump. The point here is that he is in Moscow speaking with authority about foreign policy while being on the Trump campaign, but yet he has no authority or authorization to do so. How does that look?

Next…step 4….He is interviewed by the Russian news agency Novosti, where he will not answer what his plans are in Moscow and would only say that he will “meet with several business leaders and academics, before he leaves on Tuesday”. Implying importance, yet being seemingly secretive. But later interviews with Russian officials, they responded that they did not know Mr. Page and were unaware of any meetings that took place. So the impression was left that Page met with “high ranking” Russian officials and it was reported that way.

 And finally, step 5…upon his return he sends an e-mail to the campaign: “I’ll send you guys a readout soon regarding some incredible insights and outreach I received from a few Russian legislators and senior members of the presidential administration here,” As if he has some vital information from people in Russia. But when interviewed by the House Intelligence Committee, he said it came from the TV he watched while in Moscow. A clearly ridiculous answer all to make it look like he is covering up something. All the things I have outlined here are found in the Trump dossier, orchestrated to create proof that a tie between Trump and the Russians existed. The way to prove it is to find out if he was working for the FBI as he did in 2013.

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One last thing to see here: The news media, even FOX, is telling us that these people were not spying on Trump or his campaign, but on Russia. The IC was investigating Russian influence on the election. What was the predicate for believing that? What prompted that investigation? Didn’t the Russians hack the DNC servers, the Podesta e-mails, and the Hillary private server? Why wouldn’t they be looking for Russian influence there? It just doesn’t add up. The only thing that makes sense is that this was a concerted effort to tie Trump to the Russians, spy on his campaign, conduct electronic surveillance, and plant evidence to have him removed from office. The key to this whole story is Carter Page. He is a spook living in plain sight. If someone can ascertain if Page works for the IC…then we have the answer to all the questions. But I’m afraid they don’t want us to have the answers.

To quote from the movie “Patriot Games”: The president is caught by loyal patriotic national security analyst, Jack Ryan, conducting illegal military operations in Columbia where a dozen US Marines are killed by a drug cartel. When Ryan confronts him…..he says: “Jack, the last thing the country needs is another scandal that goes all the way to the top. Oh…it will come out….a few will take the fall, but that’s where it will stop. A few slaps on the wrists. I’ll do the Potomac Two Step and that will be the end of it.”   Jack promptly says: “Mr. President….I don’t dance” Unfortunately, we don’t have anybody close to Jack Ryan in the government. So what this fictional president said, will be reality. Finally, if the dems win the House in 2018, this will all end quietly. Just one more reason why you must vote for the republican in November. This is the only way the pressure can be maintained on this corrupt and valueless Intelligence Community. If something doesn’t change, this over reach and abuse of power will only continue and get worse.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The TIMELINE Part 2

Treason on Display

russian-flagBefore I get back to the TIMELINE, I think it of some value to understand Russia, once again. Why Russia? Of all the crimes the deep state could fabricate about Trump to have him removed from office, why Russia? Trump said during the campaign, that he could shoot someone on Fifth Avenue and his followers would still support him. But as true as that might have been, there is one crime that would be unforgivable….fixing an election. Democrats know all too well how conservatives feel about freedom, our laws, and especially our free and fair elections. Russia has always been the boogeyman. A cold, soul less enemy, which could be accused of any crime that would not only be believed, but expected.

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Russia’s reputation is well deserved. I have spoken often about the so called Russian government. It is a government of, by, and for the oligarchs. Money and power drives these oligarchs, but unlike American business barons, Russians are extremely nationalistic. The interests of Russia are whatever the interests of the oligarchs are. Russia has been called a “petro giant”. That is, their economy rises and falls with the price of oil and gas. As true as that is, Russia is also a resource giant. Russia possesses rich reserves of iron ore, manganese, chromium, nickel, platinum, titanium, copper, tin, lead, tungsten, diamonds, phosphates, and gold, and the forests of Siberia contain an estimated one-fifth of the world’s timber. Rusal is the biggest aluminum and alumina producer in the world, and Russia contains the second largest coal reserves in the world. Russia also controls 20% of the worlds uranium supply and sells America 40% of all American enriched uranium. They are independent for almost all industrial resources. Each industry is ruthlessly run by one or more oligarchs, making whatever rules they need to make more money. The only hindrance to Russian behavior is they are forced to operate in an international market place. A market place that has rules and laws, and Russians are all too willing to circumvent those rules and laws whenever an advantage can be gained. They feign respectability, only to disguise their desire to gain more wealth and more power. They stopped being an ideological communist country in 1991, and today operate much more like a crime syndicate than a sovereign nation.

 

They meddle in American institutions on a regular basis. Evidence is everywhere, yet no one in government seemed to think it was a big deal until it was necessary to remove Trump. Witness this little tidbit: As I stated above Russia is an oil and gas “seller”. They need markets all over the world to sell their gross over production. So they spend millions in America on environmentalism, trying to create a faction of Americans that fight against domestic oil and gas production. In 2011 a shell company called Klein, ltd was created in Bermuda. Almost nothing is known of Klein, except their agents are the same two men that share a lawyer with Reuben Vardanyan, a Russian that sits on the board of Joule along with John Podesta. Klein donated millions to Sea Change. Sea Change is an American environmental group started by Nat Simons. Simons is a huge donor of Hillary Clinton. But Simons and Klein are the only two donors to Sea Change. Sea change spent millions running ads vilifying fracking in America. It is believed that Klein was a conduit for money from the Russian oil industry. By the way, Sea Change also donated hundreds of thousands to the Center for American Progress, The John Podesta lobbying firm. You can read more about Klein, Sea Change and Joule in my post titled Into the Weeds 11. This is just one example of how Russia meddles in American actions.

 

I explain these things for only one reason. Anyone that lives, works, or does business with Russians certainly knows how their system works, and who the players are. So to answer the question why Russia, one only has to have experience with Russia. Common sense would tell you that who has more experience with Russia than our intelligence community, State Department or our Department of Justice. Further, from my research, people like Hillary and Bill Clinton, John Podesta, Paul Manafort, Andrew McCabe, and many others in business and government have long-standing relationships with Russians, and know exactly what they stand for. Even Trump had a short stint working with Russians when he was pitching his Beauty Pageant…..but fortunately, he never got into bed with the Russians, even though they tried.

 

This whole episode of “Russian collusion” was fabricated. But the fabrication is plausible, and it’s why it has lasted so long. One of the reasons I included both the Hillary e-mail scandal with the Russian collusion story on the same timeline, is to illustrate just how they are connected. What I’m about to say next, is the reason I do what I do, spending hundreds and hundreds of hours researching and writing about corruption. What the timeline shows, and what will hopefully soon be proven, is how many government employees and officials actively worked to cover up, delay, withhold and eventually exonerate Hillary Clinton from any wrong doing, while at the same time, a plan…..an actual designed and implemented plan….to, at first, discredit Trump as a candidate, then to remove him from office, was created. It was all based on an intentional effort to falsely tie Trump to election tampering, using Russians as his co conspirators. This must never happen again and those that are responsible, must not only be purged from government, but be punished severely for their actions….otherwise it will happen again.
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Now….back to the TIMELINE. Hillary was truly careless. In fact her carelessness and, shall I say, recklessness, literally ruined the first part of the plan. Hillary set up her private server the minute she became secretary of state in 2009. According to one witness, it was set up for the express purpose of avoiding FOIA requests, and to keep all correspondence secret. The server was not discovered until 2013, after she left office. It was uncovered during the Benghazi investigation. This discovery tore open a full bag of corruption and lies, that just wouldn’t go away. Americans and congress were clamoring for an investigation. There was blood in the water, and it would have an effect on her coming campaign. As her e-mails leaked out, it became clear that some were classified. Months and months of speculation and angst, whether or not she would be indicted was occurring. All this was not revealed to the public until March of 2015. The entire time between when it was discovered by authorities and it being made public, the FBI and the Justice Department were working to mitigate the damage….parcing words, delaying requests from congress and even drafting an exoneration memo in advance of concluding the investigation, that had begun in February of 2016. The private texts from Strzok and Page, reveal how these two separate issues are connected. Page says to Strzok, the lead investigator of the private server,

 

“And maybe you’re meant to stay where you are because you’re meant to protect the country from that menace.” (This is clearly a reference to a Trump presidency).

He responds: “Thanks. And of course I’ll try and approach it that way. I can protect our country at many levels .…”

These and many others, show not only the bias, but the clear effort to help Hillary and hurt Trump. The FBI had become a political weapon, just like the IRS.

The investigation ended with FBI director Comey issuing a statement that no charges would be filed on July 5th, a mere 5 months after the investigation began. Contrast this with the Mueller investigation into Russian interference which began in May of 2017 and is still proceeding. It is clear that the second part of the plan was hatched as far back as December of 2015. Trump was way ahead in the polls and was a clear front-runner. This is when GCHQ began surveillance on the Trump campaign. In March the Podesta e-mails were hacked. In that same month, Page and Papadopoulus join the Trump campaign. If you believe what I wrote about Carter Page, In Who is Carter Page, you can see the plan unfold. They were FBI plants designed to connect Trump to the Russians. But Hillary couldn’t get out of her own way. In May, the DNC e-mails are hacked. By this time, the Hillary campaign, the FBI, and the Justice Department already know what damage is coming if the e-mails are made public. The plan to defeat Trump by tying him to the Russians is escalated. Page and Papadopoulus begin meeting and talking with Russians, a meeting is called with Don Jr. which ends up discussing Russian sanctions, and the Dossier is being drafted.

In July, the DNC e-mails are published by Wikileaks. Their worst fears have materialized. The FBI immediately opens an investigation, and in less than two months The Department of Homeland Security issues a joint statement that the entire Intelligence apparatus has concluded that the Russians were responsible for the hacking and the release by Wikileaks of the content. Every MSM outlet is focused on the hacking and the rumored Russian involvement….all being fed by leaks from the Justice Department. Notice that the ramp up of the Trump collusion story starts soon after the hacking became public. I contend that the Justice Department had to have something to give to the FISA court that could make their spying legal. They already had the information from GCHQ, but that information couldn’t be made public….someone would ask how they got the information. So, in June they requested a warrant from the FISA court. Without evidence, it was denied. This is when the Dossier was created, fabricated evidence used to acquire a warrant. In October, the warrant was attained. Carter Page, working undercover for the FBI would become the hook.

Once again, the corruption of Clinton would thwart their efforts to make the e-mail story go away. On October 7th the Podesta e-mails begin to leak out. This is only 1 month before the election. A week before that release, McCabe becomes aware of e-mails found on Anthony Weiner’s laptop….classified e-mails from Hillary Clinton. McCabe sits on this information for over a month, presumably to bury it until after the election. But just a week before the election it comes out. And in a remarkable, miraculous way, in just 4 days, the FBI is able to weed through some 60,000 e-mails and declare that there was nothing new, and once again closes the case, just two days before the election. But the damage had been done. The perception of corruption and cover-up took its toll. Americans viewed Hillary as a conniving, corrupt politician that wasn’t to be trusted. Trump wins. The plan now focuses entirely to having Trump impeached. Russian collusion was ramped up once again. The dossier would now be front and center to this plan. McCain gets involved, the press is handed the dossier, and preparations are made for a special prosecutor. The deep state goes into a full court press. 1 week before the inauguration Obama issues an EO giving all 16 intelligence arms access to raw data. This would be the signals data from GCHQ. The vast unmasking of American’s names begins. Everyone involved is scrambling to create evidence, to remove Trump.

I must say at this point, Trump and his team couldn’t possibly have been prepared for this onslaught of treason. No one could be. The entire weight of the federal government was working to remove Trump from office, before he ever got started. But Trump fought back. With just a few allies, he managed to inhibit much of what was being done. Many high officials left government on January 20th. He fires Sally Yates. Days after the inauguration, Admiral Rogers, a Trump ally, without authorization, travels to the White House. He informs Trump of the surveillance. But Nunez was the key ally.

 

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Devin Nunez

 

By March the plan is falling apart. Nunez uncovered and exposed the plan, without even knowing it. He stumbled across the unmasking and immediately informed Trump and his team. In April, it is made public that GCHQ had a plan to spy on Trump Tower. A month later Comey is fired. But the deep state hasn’t given up. Mueller is appointed special council by Rod Rosenstein and the plan is pushed forward. The dossier is front and center in the investigation. But still, the information in the dossier cannot be proven. The wiretaps and surveillance continue, but allies in the Trump administration are exposing the people working on the plan. By late July, and through the rest of 2017, one after another the people in the Mueller investigation are “reassigned”, demoted, or quit, all the way up to Andrew McCabe’s ouster in January of 2018.

Finally, Mueller announces the indictments of 13 Russians who meddled in the election. I firmly believe that this was a total capitulation by the deep state and a way to make it all go away without causing further damage to the deep state. I read an interesting quote yesterday from a related story. The author stated “The more they kept digging, the closer they got to themselves.” If I am correct about how this plan was carefully hatched and orchestrated to remove Trump from office, then it is treason. The trouble is, I just can’t see a means to effectively pursue it. When people are demoted, resign, retire, or are fired, something is being hidden from the American people. These actions protect the institutions and especially those at the highest levels. I’ve seen it before. The cover-up has begun. The difference between this and Watergate is, during Watergate we had a national press corps that acted as a check to government. Today, even though there are plenty of alternate media, the MSM acts as an arm of the democratic party and will not only not expose this corruption, it will work to further the cover up. But I am hopeful this time will be different. It will only take one good man brave enough to speak the truth publicly and expose it all. That is the deep state’s worst nightmare. That one man (or woman) could unravel the entire institution, which in my opinion is exactly what is needed. Someone like Jack Ryan!
 

The Timeline Part 1

Collusion, collusion, who has the collusion

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Although there is much I have written about corruption, that can be proven with little doubt….there are many stories to be told that relate to corruption, but are more speculative. One of those things is the motive behind the Russian/Trump collusion story. The actual motive is not difficult to determine. All evidence points to Hillary Clinton and her team, conspiring with a multitude of co-conspirators and Russian contacts, to connect Trump and his campaign to the Russians. But yet, why did it continue even after the election? What motive is there if not political? Why would some Americans work in concert to discredit, undermine, and have removed an elected president? To answer any of those questions, one can only speculate.

I have put together a TIMELINE of events from published news stories across the web to help understand how things unfolded from late 2013 until early 2018, as it pertains to the Russian Collusion story. When you can see the order of events, you begin to see more clearly just what those speculative motivations might have been. I must say that once again there is no smoking gun. Just a chain of events that ended in February of 2018 with an indictment of 13 Russian operatives that can’t be prosecuted because they are not in the US. There also seems to be a connection between the Russian collusion story and the Hillary e-mail investigation, in as much as the same players are trying to bury the e-mail investigation and expose the Trump collusion story. Why?

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It started in the summer of 2016, months before the election. The trigger was the hacking of the DNC and Podesta e-mails. This set back the campaign and launched a series of actions that would shake our democracy. Dirty tricks have always been part of politics, and always will be. In recent decades, the level and illegality of these dirty tricks have sunken to such low levels that issues are no longer front and center to campaigns. You see, both parties stand for the same thing. The only way one party wins over the other is to smear their opponent. Put their opponent in a place where the people forget the issues and focus on personal attacks.

It is clear that the hacking of the DNC and Podesta e-mails had a huge impact on the election. This is counter to everything the republicans and bureaucracy were saying, but the democrats knew it. It is correct that the hacking didn’t change one vote….but it sure changed a lot of minds. A lot of people already were aware of just how corrupt and dishonest Hillary Clinton was, but now the whole country knew it. Americans had to decide if they wanted a brash, arrogant nationalist or a totally corrupt globalist. For many, it wasn’t a hard choice, especially in the heartland where morals still exist.

The first two entries in the timeline from 2013 are informative. Hillary’s private server was no secret within government ranks, and seemingly was not an issue for anyone. After all, as long as you don’t get caught breaking the law…did you actually do anything wrong? Only if you have morals and ethics. The second tidbit is that Carter Page was working for the FBI in 2013. Yes, unfortunately we were lied to over and over when we were told Carter Page was on the FBI’s radar since 2013. He was never on their radar, he was never a suspect, and he never worked for the Russians….on the contrary he was working for the FBI as an undercover agent. In my essay “Who is Carter Page”, I make the case that Page not only worked undercover for the FBI in 2013, he never stopped working for the FBI. Since that investigation didn’t culminate until January of 2015, Page would have had to stay in character, at least until then. But in the timeline, we see that in just over a year, Page joins the Trump campaign. How he got that gig is still unknown.

Notice the correlation in March of 2015 between Hillary’s server being made public and the huge amount of DNC money going to Jill McCabe, from Terry McCauliff, Hillary Clinton confidant and fund raiser. Andrew McCabe was going to be the man to oversee the coming investigation. Another coincidence?

The next thing to see and understand is something I uncovered that I have seen very little reporting of. The last item in 2015 is “GCHQ begins surveillance of Trump team”. GCHQ is the British equivalent of NSA. It stands for Government Communication Headquarters. But there is something else. GCHQ is part of a treaty that was created in 1946, called “Five Eyes” It was a treaty between The US, Britain, Canada, New Zealand and Australia. It allows for sharing of all signal intelligence. It was created to spy on Russia and the Eastern Block after the war, but continued to be used to gather all sorts of intelligence. What is interesting, is only America has a 4th amendment, restricting the US government from spying on its own citizens. Britain has no such rule or law. So if Britain wants to spy on Trump they can….and by treaty they are able to share that information with the US government. How convenient. So you see our 4th amendment is meaningless. If the government wants to eavesdrop on your communications, they can do it legally and without anyone finding out. Trump doesn’t find out about this spying until after he becomes president. Admiral Rogers travels without authorization to the WH on Nov. 17th to inform Trump. In March Trump makes the claim Obama is wiretapping Trump Tower. It was GCHQ. Read about it here

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George Papadopoulus

 

One of the first things that can be seen in 2016, in addition to Carter Page joining the campaign, is, at the same time George Papadopoulos also joins the campaign. Not two weeks later, Papadopoulos makes contact with a professor named Mifsud. Mifsud was suppose to have contacts with the Kremlin. Later Page will travel to Moscow to meet with Russians. Exactly what was this all about? I have already outlined what I think Page’s role was……did Papadopoulos have a similar role? You can read about it here. It’s important to understand something: Mueller’s latest indictment (37 pages) clearly stated THERE WAS NO COLLUSION between the Russians and the Trump campaign. So why did Page and Papadopoulos seem to try to make it look like there was? Almost everything reported by the MSM,Carter Page pointed to these two men as the reason for the belief that Trump was colluding with the Russians. Why did Mueller not see it or use it? Could it be the knowledge of what the FBI might have been doing was worse than getting the president?                                                                  Carter Page

 

About the end of March of 2016, Trump had clinched the nomination. It was about this time the law firm of the DNC, Perkins-Coie hired Fusion GPS. Once again we were lied to about this. The MSM claimed a republican donor initiated the contract to find dirt on Trump. The truth was that the Washington Free Beacon, a markedly conservative website did hire Fusion GPS to do “candidate” research on all the republican candidates, prior to Trump winning the nomination. In April, their involvement ended. A week later, Fusion signed a new contract with Perkins-Coie to do “opposition” research for the Clinton Campaign. Fusion, then hired Christopher Steele to find dirt on Trump. The “dossier” began to be created. By June, 2016, the first draft of the dossier was written. At the same time, Don Junior was contacted by a friend and publicist for Emin Agalavrov, an entertainer from Russia, whose father was a business associate of Junior’s father. They had dealings concerning the Miss Universe Pageant in 2013. They wanted to set up a meeting with Don Junior. It was implied they had dirt on Hillary. However that was a ruse. The topic of the meeting was Russian sanctions and the Magnitsky act. This meeting was in the news for weeks. Again, an implication that Trump was colluding with the Russians. One can only notice that all these avenues of collusion were not initiated by Trump, his family, or his closest allies.

In early May the Hillary investigation into the private server and classified information was being forcibly brought to an end. Comey had already created a draft memo of an exoneration of Hillary, however she, or other witnesses had not been interviewed. About a month later, on June 27th, Bill Clinton and Loretta Lynch meet on the Tarmac in Phoenix. 4 days after that meeting Lynch says, publically, she will accept any recommendation from the FBI. 4 days after that, Comey gives his infamous press conference where he says no charges would be filed, and closes the investigation. On September 28, McCabe is made aware of a cache of Hillary Clinton work related e-mails on a computer at the home of Huma Abedin. He does not disclose this information for over a month, just days before the election. The investigation is re-opened on Oct 29th, 9 days before the election and closed again on November 6th, 2 days before the election. Anyone looking at all this has to think it strange on its face, but in the context of politics, it couldn’t be clearer that the election certainly was influencing decisions at the FBI. The one little known side story to this was the promotion of Melissa Hogeman on October 14th. Hogeman is the wife of Peter Strzok, the lead investigator on the Hillary e-mail probe. Another coincidence? This takes the story up to the election.

I’ll pick it up after the election in part 2.

Who is Carter Page?

Is America under assault by its own justice department?

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Carter Page

 

Over the course of the last few days I have tried to understand what prompted the FBI to surveille the Trump campaign. In order to understand why, the motivation is important to understand. In the course of reading countless stories, it became clear that the Trump/Russia collusion story had been hatched immediately after the DNC e-mail accounts were hacked into. Soon after the Wikileaks release of those e-mails, the IC, almost in unison announced that the accounts had been hacked by the Russians. However, the DNC refused the FBI access to their servers and they never became part of the evidence….or so we were told. This was in July of 2016. Prior to this revelation, the Russians had never been mentioned as a threat to our elections. It is plausible and understandable to believe that we are always watching what the Russians are doing….we are enemies! In 2012, a small Russian spy ring was detected and surveilled. This ring consisted of three individuals: A Russian citizen working in the US as a banker, Evgeny Buryakov, and two Russians connected to the UN Russian Mission posing as trade representatives….Igor Sporyshev and Victor Podobnyy.

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courtroom sketch        Evgeny Bryakov

Their mission was to gather US economic intelligence and information helpful to relieve sanctions. This is where it gets really interesting. These three Russian spies were not very good. They tried to recruit Americans that could give them American economic data. In recordings acquired by the sting by the FBI they were very sloppy. According to an article in the

 

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Guardian written in early 2014, that I found, the person that the Russians recruited worked for the FBI. It says he was an “employee”. It does not indicate he was an agent of the FBI. It does not mention his name. But guess what? By all accounts, from the Guardian article, this FBI “employee” was Carter Page. Although the article does not mention his name, it reveals details that since have been disclosed by Mr. Page. And I keep hearing that the FBI was “looking” at Carter Page since 2013. But yet a warrant to surveille Page isn’t sought until July of 2016. Page was never a target of the FBI, until he became the tool needed to surveille the Trump campaign. In the so-called Steele dossier, it discusses the “employees’” involvement with these spies in 2013.

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The dossier goes on to say Igor Sporyshev revealed that they recruited “a male working as a consultant in New York City.” Page worked in New York City. The Guardian article then provides another clue from that time:

In 2013, the FBI employee began providing Sporyshev with the binders containing purported industry analysis he wrote, supporting documents, and “covertly placed recording devices,” prosecutors wrote. Page wrote industry analyses.

Please read the entire Guardian article to understand this sting operation. Next, the NYT did a piece on this story. They wrote:

“To record their conversations, the F.B.I. inserted a listening device into binders that were passed to the Russian intelligence operatives during an energy conference, according to a former United States intelligence official.” Carter Page spoke at an energy conference.

The NYT goes on to say: In June 2013, the F.B.I. interviewed Mr. Page, who said he had first met Mr. Podobnyy at an energy symposium in New York earlier that year.

Then in an interview with Newsweek, Carter Page said this:

“as I explained to federal authorities prior to the January 2015 filing of this case, I shared basic immaterial information and publicly available research documents with Podobnyy…….nothing more than a few samples from the far more detailed lectures I was preparing at the time for the students” [That he wrote] he delivered at New York University in 2013.

So understand this conclusion. The employee working for the FBI is meeting and recording three Russian spies in 2013, in order to catch them spying. The undercover employee is giving them information about the energy industry. Carter Page is doing the same thing with the same 3 people at the same time. Is that the biggest coincidence of all time or what? And if there was any doubt left as to who Carter Page is….read his Bio:

Page graduated in 1993 from the United States Naval Academy; he was a Distinguished Graduate (top 10% of his class) and was chosen for the Navy’s Trident Scholar program, which gives selected officers the opportunity for independent academic research and study. During his senior year at the Naval Academy, he worked as a researcher for the House Armed Services Committee. He served in the Navy for five years, including a tour in western Morocco as an intelligence officer for a United Nations peacekeeping mission. In 1994, he completed a master of arts degree in National Security Studies at Georgetown University. After leaving the Navy, Page completed a fellowship at the Council on Foreign Relations and in 2001 he received an MBA from New York University. In 2000, at the age of 29, he became a vice president of Merrill Lynch in Moscow.

What a good break!

I believe from this evidence I can conclude, with certainty, that Carter Page was and still is working for the FBI or for some other intelligence agency, under cover. He was not caught up in the prosecution of the Russian spies because he was part of the investigating team. It’s strange that after scouring the web, there is no information concerning just how Carter Page got to be on the Trump campaign team. Who placed his name on a list of possible advisors? This would also be an important thing to know. But as near as I can tell he joins the team in late June of 2016, right around the time the DNC e-mails were released. Almost too shortly after he joins the campaign, he goes to great lengths to seek permission to travel to Russia. No one seems to know him, but he e-mails the campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, and several other high-ranking campaign officials. They tell him he can do what he wants, but not as a member of the campaign. He then goes to Moscow to give a speech, but also meets with a high ranking Russian official. He openly admits all this. When you use the filter that he is working for the FBI, you begin to see, that in the hundreds of articles on-line, he is  trying to link the Trump campaign to the Russians. You see everything in a different light. Every move he made seemed to try to create this illusion. Then when he’s asked to testify, he admits everything but decries it is all harmless and he did nothing wrong. When I look at the events and his remarks in this context, it is easy to see a totally different picture emerge. I guess you can say it worked as it was designed, because you can find a thousand articles on line using Carter Page as a link between Trump and Russia. Just look at what Adam Schiff released on November 8, 2017: the top Democrat on the House intelligence panel, Adam Schiff quoted from an e-mail from Carter Page to the Trump Campaign “I’ll send you guys a readout soon regarding some incredible insights and outreach I received from a few Russian legislators and senior members of the presidential administration here,” You see, Schiff is trying to say Page is a Russian spy and he has information for Trump from the Russians. But change the point of view, and you see how that e-mail may have been sent to actually be used to prove Trump/Russian collusion, where there was none. He’s making it look like the campaign is working with Russia. Another crumb on the trail Page is trying to create. Now run all that through the filter that Page is working for the IC to implicate Trump in Russian collusion. Folks, I have read the accounts of conspiracists decrying a silent coups, but if my conclusions are accurate, then that’s exactly what’s going on here. If Carter Page, indeed works for the FBI, and was involved with creating the Trump dossier, as I believe he was, then this story takes on a whole new form. Somebody knows that Carter Page worked under cover. But who? If that fact could be determined, then this whole scandal becomes treasonous.

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Another piece to this puzzle is in other accounts from Carter Page. He claimed he spent numerous hours at the Trump Tower working for the campaign. Yet know one remembers him being there. He didn’t have a badge to get in, had no space or office to go to, no scheduled meetings….nothing. Then why would he offer that tidbit? You see the FISA law is pretty specific as to how a warrant can be used to surveille Americans. 50 US code of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) U.S. Code › Title 50 › Chapter 36 › Subchapter I, defines something called “any person”:

B) Any person pursuant to the direction of an intelligence service or network of a foreign power, knowingly engages in any other clandestine intelligence activities for or on behalf of such foreign power, which activities involve or are about to involve a violation of the criminal statutes of the United States.

 Notice that the law is very broad when it defines “any person”. Carter Page would have been the best person to use for a surveillance warrant. Further, if Page hung out at the Trump Tower as he claimed, would it be a leap to believe that the warrant could have included the Trump Tower? I think not. Then recall the unmasking that was done by Susan Rice and many others.

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As much as I simply hate to do it, I submit to you, that there is a better than even chance that Carter Page, while working for the IC was planted in the Trump campaign to not only create the means for spying on the campaign and later the president, but also to create the evidence of collusion in order to have him impeached. Now I can’t possibly put in your mind all the things I have read and learned in order to glean these conclusions. And maybe I haven’t explained it well enough to justify these conclusions. I can only repeat…..when you read a story about Carter Page, think of him as an intelligence officer and the story will take on a new meaning.

I hope the memo written by Congressman Devin Nunes, and recently released, is just the beginning. In my view, Nunes is a hero and may be the Thomas Paine of our generation. But there needs to be more. There are so many people in our government that are fighting us, fixing America, it will be an almost insurmountable task to stop these people. At this point in history…it is imperative that we hold the House and pick up the 9 seats we need to have a super majority in the Senate. If we can’t do that, our revolution may be over.

 

 

 

Russian Collusion, Part 2

Playing favorites

 

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In part 1 of this story I relayed the actions of Hillary Clinton in vetoing the sale of GM’s Opel division to a Russian oligarch named Oleg Deripaska.

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Deripaska

 

I believe it is important to understand the interest she took in this deal, since she claimed that she took no interest in the Uranium One deal. At the same time a dozen Russian oligarchs own businesses in America from professional sporting teams, steel mills, stakes in Facebook and Twitter, industrial parks and music studios. No interest was taken in these acquisitions…..but oddly the sale of a European car division was blocked by the secretary of state.

 

Also in Part 1 of Russian Collusion, I told you about a Russian oligarch named Oleg Deripaska. Most likely more than anyone but policy wonks, ever wanted to know. But to understand Russian collusion you have to get a full grasp of just how things operate in that system. I have written several times about that system, so I won’t rehash it here, but suffice it to say, it is an oligarchy…not a republic, not communism, not a market based system…..an oligarchy. An oligarchy is defined as “rule by a few”. These men have no titles, no government position, or no army…..but what they do have is boatloads of cash. Billions and billions. There are some 93 or so oligarchs in Russia, according to Forbes worth, collectively, north of $412 billion dollars, a full third of all the wealth in Russia. These oligarchs determine the policies of the Russian government. But, please, understand, Russia does not care about ideology. They don’t care if Iran has a nuke, they don’t care if Venezuelans are starving, and they don’t care if a democrat or republican is in the WH. They only care about making more money and protecting their sovereignty so they can do that.

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Vekselberg

 

 

Now let me introduce you to one of the biggest oligarchs in Russia…..Viktor Vekselberg. Reportedly the 4th richest man in Russia, Vekselberg, like the rest of the oligarchs made his money after the Soviet break-up in 1991. Like Deripaska, he made a lot of money in Aluminum. His company, SUAL was one of the top aluminum producers in Russia, RUSAL, Deripaska’s aluminum company, being the largest. In March of 2007, RUSAL and SUAL merged, forming the largest aluminum/alumina company in the world. At that Merger, Vekselberg became the non-executive chairman, while Deripaska retained owner status. By the way, I also find it strange and gratifying when parts of other things I have studied line up with new posts. there was a third company that became part of RUSAL in this merger……GLENCORE! You probably don’t remember GLENCORE, so let me refresh your memory. GLENCORE is the raw material marketer created by Marc Rich…..yes the Marc Rich that was pardoned by Bill Clinton and who I wrote about in INTO THE WEEDS 10David Simonds Glencore 13.05.12But I digress. Not long after….in December of that year, RUSAL acquired a 25% stake in NORILSK Nickel, one of the largest mining businesses in the world. Deripaska’s plan was to create the largest diversified metals company in the world. Vekselberg didn’t agree with the purchase, or holding it during the meltdown. Again Deripaska had to leverage much of his business to borrow the reported $15.7 billion dollars to buy the 25% plus 1 share stake. Look again at the date…this is just before the world’s economy fell apart. Deripaska was in trouble with his debt. In October of 2008, the Russian state bank, VEB Bank, loaned Deripaska $4.5 billion to pay to Western banks. This would allow RUSAL to stay in Russian hands. Vekselberg wanted out of RUSAL, but it was complicated. RUSAL’s interest in NORILSK is what I’m told is “blocking stock”. They can’t make decisions, but they can stop certain things from happening. If Vekselberg sold his RUSAL stock (some 15.8%), RUSAL may forfeit its blocking status. Another oligarch is trying to gain control over NORILSK Nickel, Vladimir Potanin. Plus, Vekselberg is also very unhappy with RUSAL suspending shareholder agreements and dividend payments. So almost from day one Vekselberg and Deripaska didn’t get along….and by all outward appearances, Deripaska was pushing Vekselberg’s face into the dirt, ignoring him and vetoing many of his decisions. While all this was happening in Russia, in May of 2008, Cisco (the software giant) was answering charges from congress that it provided technology to China to track and censor its citizens. Multiple law suits were filed against Cisco for providing this kind of technology to a totalitarian country. I only mention this, because it will become pertinent later. My guess is Vekselberg wanted to ruin Deripaska without destroying RUSAL. He would need help to achieve this. That help came from Hillary Clinton, in blocking his bid to acquire Opel, but it wouldn’t come cheap. Through a series of very complicated and illegal bank transfers, which is commonly called money laundering, millions of dollars were diverted from the Russian funds provided by Rusnano, allocated for the SKOLKOVO project, which Vekselberg controlled, wound up in a Citibank account controlled by the Clinton Foundation. Incidentally, Rusnano is a 10 billion dollar private equity firm completely controlled by Putin and the Russian government.

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SKOLKOVO Technology Center. Moscow, Russia

 

 

I have written about SKOLKOVO, but it’s worth restating what it is, because it relates to what I wrote above about Cisco. SKOLKOVO is a city close to Moscow. It was to be transformed into a technology center, hosting entrepreneurs from all over Russia to partner with American and European high tech companies to develop their own Silicon Valley. It was the brain child of Dmitry Medvedev, the Russian president. The project was hatched in November of 2009. In June of 2010, Medvedev traveled to Silicon Valley, hosted by Hillary Clinton to meet with CEOs of American Tech companies and to tour Cisco. Shortly there after Cisco announced it would commit 1 billion dollars to the SKOLKOVO project. 28 companies took part….some of the biggest names in American tech. The FBI, the DOJ, and the Army, all warned Clinton that some of this technology had duel use aspects that could be transferred into military purposes. The warnings were ignored. Several projects at SKOLKOVO developed weapons. Once again, we give our enemies the means to challenge us. But that’s another story. The story here, that no one ever investigated when we sold technology to China and North Korea in the 90s, is how much the Clintons got for the technology. skolkovo17 of the 28 companies donated openly to the Clinton Foundation. It’s hard to know exactly how much because of the way the foundation reports, but it’s between 15 and 25 million dollars. It’s also important to mention here that, at the same time, John Podesta received 35 million from the same source, Rusnano through Metcombank. Again, that’s a whole other story. You can read that here: Into The Weeds 11
The screen shots below were acquired in secret from a Russian bureaucrat that I found here: Conservative Read These documents, translated from the Russian language, layout the complicated series of bank transfers to get the money from Viktor Vekselberg to the Clinton Foundation without a trail….but there’s always a trail somewhere. By the way, Vekselberg totally owns Metcombank, a small Russian bank in the Ural Mountains, from where the transfers originated. In 2013, it was discovered that $55 million was missing from the SKOLKOVO project funds. The police raided the SKOLKOVO offices. Of course some underlings were arrested and the money was never found…a very, very common occurrence in Russia. Exactly how much of that money ended up in a Clinton bank account is unknown, but I’m going to guess it was a bit more than the 50k that Deripaska gave.

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Now it’s impossible to determine if the millions were payment for hurting Deripaska or for selling American technology, but either way, she got the money, and she did what she did. I prefer the former because more recent developments show some details. In 2012, Vekselberg quit his post at RUSAL after not attending a single board meeting, during the entire year. He then filed a lawsuit against Deripaska in a London court. Deripaska was forced to make an accounting and interests and assets had to be distributed. I certainly don’t know all the details….its way above my ability or my pay grade to dig any deeper. But I can report that both men are still alive, which in Russia is unusual.

So did Hillary break the law? As always, there is no smoking gun, but the pattern repeats itself again and again. It’s hard not to see criminality in her actions. I can only imagine that if I could find all this information on the open internet, what could be found if I had access to the documents and witnesses that an honest justice department would have? And that’s the point, isn’t it? An honest justice department. I feel like we, the people, are dragging the law enforcers kicking and screaming, to do the right thing. Will they?