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Re: US government “releases” kids to child traffickers

Post by Firestarter » Thu Jun 28, 2018 4:13 pm

Finally, the US Supreme Court decided in a 5-to-4 ruling in favour of Trump’s travel ban that restricts travel from 7 mostly Muslim countries — Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, Venezuela and North Korea.
Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. said that Mr. Trump has ample statutory authority to make national security judgments concerning immigration.

Trump’s ban on travel had been effectively in place since December, but only since Tuesday’s ruling the legal cloud over the policy is lifted.
President Donald hailed the decision as a “tremendous victory”:
This ruling is also a moment of profound vindication following months of hysterical commentary from the media and Democratic politicians who refuse to do what it takes to secure our border and our country.

The court’s majority took a momentous step by overruling the Korematsu case, reversing a wartime ruling that for decades has stood as an emblem of a morally repugnant response to fear.
Chief Justice Roberts said Tuesday’s decision was different:
The forcible relocation of U.S. citizens to concentration camps, solely and explicitly on the basis of race, is objectively unlawful and outside the scope of presidential authority. But it is wholly inapt to liken that morally repugnant order to a facially neutral policy denying certain foreign nationals the privilege of admission.
The entry suspension is an act that is well within executive authority and could have been taken by any other president — the only question is evaluating the actions of this particular president in promulgating an otherwise valid proclamation.

While Trump (and his supporters) celebrated his travel ban victory, a federal judge in California, also on Tuesday, ordered the US government to stop separating children from their parents and reunite all families within 30 days and that children under 5 must be returned to their parents within 2 weeks.
The judge’s order came as 17 states and the District of Columbia filed a lawsuit on Tuesday in federal court seeking to stop the practice of separating children from their parents: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/26/us/p ... l-ban.html


Firestarter wrote:
Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:18 pm
After repeatedly claiming that it’s not his fault but because of “Democrats” federal law, Donald Trump signed an executive order that keeps migrant children with their parents.
While Trump reportedly signed an Executive Order to stop separating children from their parents, in reality the plan is different…

The Trump administration is developing a plan to give parents the choice: to remain locked up with their children or give up custody of their child.
Under the planned proposal, parents would be able to turn their child over to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) who then place the child with a “sponsor”, that could be a slave driver as they don’t check these sponsors. The child could disappear without a trace.

There is a practical problem with this type of blackmail, as the US law prohibits the federal government to keep children detained for more than 20 days. US District Judge Dolly Gee in 2015 ruled that families can’t be detained for more than 20 days, as this violates the Flores agreement.
This means that if the parents refuse to give away their children, they should be released within 20 days (with their children).

The Department of Homeland Security simply intends to keep the children locked up longer than the allowed 20 days if their parents refuse to give up custody.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions is trying to modify the 1997 Flores agreement, to make it legally possible to keep the migrant children locked up longer than 20 days.

Two weeks ago, it was reported that the Department of Defense is building tent cities for thousands of immigrants on military bases in several states. The Pentagon has said it plans to shelter 20,000 migrant children on 4 bases: https://www.kansascity.com/news/nation- ... 53114.html


Unfortunately there appears to be a media blackout on the practice to turn children over to slave drivers (including paedophiles) and that children “disappear” without a trace...
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Deripaska, Waldman, Steele, Mueller

Post by Firestarter » Sun Jul 01, 2018 5:28 pm

I thought that I had seen it all, but I’m shocked over what I found out…


A lawyer named Adam Waldman represents Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska, that’s the same Deripaska who in 2006 signed a $10 million annual contract with Paul Manafort, former Trump’s campaign manager, who’s not only “investigated” by “special” cover-up artist Robert Mueller, but locked up in prison awaiting his trial.
Bizarrely almost no articles on Deripaska mention his deep ties to Nathaniel “Nat” Rothschild, including their partnership in Rusal. Rusal (in which Deripaska owns a 48% stake) collected $1.4 billion in revenue from the US in 2017 alone.

Waldman has represented Deripaska since 2009, at that time for a $40,000 a month retainer. Waldman is Deripaska’s primary lobbyist; his other clients include Hollywood stars. In 2010, Waldman also represented Russia’s foreign minister, Sergei Lavrov, on behalf of Deripaska. In 2017, Deripaska paid Waldman’s firm, the Endeavor Group, about $562,000.

Waldman’s relationship with Deripaska goes beyond consultancy. In 2008, he travelled to Moscow, Amsterdam and Siberia with Deripaska for “friendship”. In 2015, Waldman and his second wife, Barbara Sturm, posed for photos with Deripaska at Munich’s Oktoberfest.
See Waldman (left) and Deripaska at the Oktoberfest, 2015.
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In one of those strange coincidences, Waldman visited Wikileaks’ Julian Assange in London’s Ecuadorian embassy on 9 occasions in 2017.
In 2017, Rupert Murdoch’s Fox published text messages between Waldman and US senator Mark Warner, suggesting Waldman was making a deal regarding Assange.
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Waldman has cultivated connections with senior Democratic politicians and spent summers at Martha’s Vineyard (a favourite hangout for the likes of Lynn Forester de Rothschild and Barack Obama): https://www.theguardian.com/media/2018/ ... -last-year
(archived here: http://archive.is/1AS5W)


I’m afraid that I’m at a loss for words, but the rabbit hole goes even deeper…
One of the “best” disinformation campaigns that I’ve seen is the Christopher Steele dossier: https://www.documentcloud.org/documents ... tions.html

Like so often “the dossier” is a combination of fact and fiction.
To keep the attention away from the (real) scandals, or maybe the ploy from the start was to destroy Buzzfeed that is one of the few media outlets that sometimes publishes interesting stories, Alfa Bank filed a defamation lawsuit against Buzzfeed over the Steele dossier: https://www.courthousenews.com/wp-conte ... zzfeed.pdf


In February 2018, some documents showed that none other than “former” British spy Christopher Steele, communicated with the same Sen. Mark Warner through Washington DC lobbyist Adam Waldman.
On 16 March 2017, Waldman texted Warner:
Chris Steele asked me to call you.

Was Steele also paid by Deripaska for working on the Donald Trump campaign?
Waldman has received at least $2.36 million from Deripaska: https://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-news-a ... -deripaska
(archived here: http://archive.is/LwVhw)


The rabbit hole to Nat Rothschild’s buddy Deripaska even leads to the FBI at a time that its director was one Robert Mueller…

In 2009, the FBI asked Oleg Deripaska to funnel millions of dollars to rescue former FBI agent Robert Levinson, who was captured in Iran in 2007, while working for the CIA.
In 2009, FBI agents courted Deripaska in a series of secret hotel meetings in Paris, Vienna, Budapest and Washington.

One agent who negotiated with Deripaska was Andrew McCabe, recently fired as FBI deputy director. McCabe supposedly played a seminal role in starting the Trump-Russia story.
The FBI rewarded Deripaska for his help. In 2009, Deripaska visited Washington on a rare law enforcement parole visa. Since 2011, Deripaska was granted entry on at least 8 occasions on a diplomatic passport (even though he’s no diplomat).

In 2016, Deripaska was in New York as part of Russia’s UN delegation when 3 FBI agents awakened him.
A couple of months before Trump was elected, they discussed how Russia could get Trump elected.

I wouldn’t claim that Robert Mueller is completely blind, but it is sort of strange that in his indictment of Manafort (the “investigation” has been running for more than a year) Deripaska isn’t even mentioned. There’s even evidence that in 2016 Manafort offered to send him secret information on Trump’s campaign (to get whole).
Some lawyers have argued that Deripaska’s absence from Mueller’s indictments could be related to his connections to the FBI.
According to Melanie Sloan, a “far more significant issue” is that the earlier FBI operation was probably illegal:
It’s possible the bureau’s arrangement with Mr. Deripaska violated the Antideficiency Act, which prohibits the government from accepting voluntary services.
http://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/ ... n-oligarch
(archived here: http://archive.is/e2uwc)


Summary
1) Adam Waldman has lobbied for Deripaska since 2009, for some $40,000 a month.
2) Waldman was associated with Democratic Sen. Mark Warner, with whom he discussed Julian Assange
3) Adam Waldman visited Julian Assange 9 times in 2017 alone.
4) Christopher Steele asked Waldman to contact Mark Warner.
5) When Robert Mueller was FBI director, in 2009, the FBI was making deals with Oleg Deripaska.
6) In 2016, months before Trump was elected, Deripaska was visited in New York by 3 FBI agents about the presidential election.
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Arif, Trans World, Deripaska, Michael Cohen, Vekselberg

Post by Firestarter » Tue Jul 03, 2018 5:01 pm

Since 1994, there are also connections from Nat Rothschild’s friend and business associate, FBI-collaborator Oleg Deripaska, to the Trans-World of the Reuben brothers and Lev Chernoi that employed Tevfik Arif.

Firestarter wrote:Patokh Chodiev has said that the “Kazakh trio” (Chodiev, Mashkevich and Alijan Ibragimov) first met the London based billionaires, David and Simon Reuben, in the spring of 1992.
Tevfik was recruited by the Trans World Group because of his good connections in Kazakhstan. Tevfik’s younger brother, Refik Arif, was senior manager at the Kazakh Ministry of Industry from 1991 to 1999.
Trans World was started around 1991 by the Reubens and Uzbekistan-born Israeli oligarchs, Lev and Michael Cherney. It was the successor to Trans Commodities, an import/export business of the Ukrainian Semyon “Sam” Kislin, who employed the Cherneys in the late 1980s.
David and Simon Reuben set up Trans-World in 1977, and began exporting aluminium from the USSR in the 1980s. By 1991-92 Trans-World was handling almost half of Russian aluminium exports.
In May 1992, David Reuben became friends with Russian businessman Lev Chernoi and they became business partners. Together they brought a 20% stake in Krasnoyarsk and a controlling interest in Bratsk, the 2 largest smelters in Russia.
In 1994, the Reubens began their relationship with Oleg Deripaska, who had access to shares in the Sayansk smelter, the third largest and most profitable smelter in Russia. The group also owned a stake in the Novolipetsk steel mill, and owned plants in Kazakhstan that supplied the Russian plants.
In 1997, Trans-World was Russia’s largest aluminium exporter with sales of $6 billion (£3.7 billion).

In 1994, the Reubens’ shares in Krasnoyarsk were seized. Eventually Trans-World regained control of the smelter, with the help from Aleksander Lebed, who became governor of Krasnoyarsk in 1998 after campaign contributions from Chernoi.
Chernoi has allied himself with Russian oligarchs Roman Abramovich and the late Boris Berezovsky, who bought Trans-World’s assets.

In November 1997, Deripaska ended contracts with Trans-World. Trans-World sued him for fraud: http://www.reubenbrothers.com/aluminium ... in-russia/
(archived here: http://archive.is/02RZY)


Until Roman Abramovich entered aluminium, he was dealing in oil with his mentor, Boris Berezovsky.
In 1993, Lev and Mikhail Chernoi were employees of the “French” Trans Commodities and left to join Trans World. At its height, in 1997, it produced half of Russia's aluminium and a fifth of its steel.
In 1995, Berezovsky had arranged that a consortium of Russian interests bought a stake in Sibneft.

On 17 February 2000, Abramovich was present at a meeting in Moscow with Deripaska, the Chernois, and Iskander Makhmudov.
Abramovich had control over the state-owned oil company Sibneft, and had the supported of the new Prime Minister Vladimir Putin. Three months later, Putin would be made president.
Abramovich’s proposal led to the creation of Russian Aluminium (Rusal) that would become Russia's largest and the third-largest aluminium company in the world. Deripaska was appointed as general manager, while Abramovich, and Sibneft, would be a major shareholder.

In December 1996, Swiss police arrested Mikhail Chernoi, suspecting him of being in contact with a Russian Mafioso. Because the Russian authorities refused to provide information, Chernoi had to be released.
In 1998, the World Bank wrote in a report that Marc Rich, the US fugitive that was pardoned by then US President Clinton, had given seed capital to Trans World.
In 2000, Trans World was investigated by the authorities in the UK, Germany and Switzerland during 2000 for laundering $7 billion before Abramovich had taken control. The police investigations were dropped, with no charges brought: https://www.theguardian.com/business/20 ... a.football
(archived here: http://archive.is/32XRm)


Roman Abramovich is of course the owner of Chelsea, while the Doyen Group of Tevfik Arif and co is laundering money through soccer transfers…


The attorney of Trump supporter and porn star Stormy Daniels, Michael Avenatti, has claimed that the Delaware shell company of Trump’s long-time attorney, Michael Cohen, received half a million dollars from a firm linked to “Russian” oligarch Viktor Vekselberg, Columbus Nova.
This was denied by Columbus Nova…
Columbus Nova quickly released a statement it was: “owned and controlled by Americans and not Vekselberg”.

Firestarter wrote:The second-largest shareholder of Bank of Cyprus at this time was Viktor Vekselberg, another Russian oligarch and head of the Renova Corp. Vekselberg is also in business with Mikhail Fridman in AAR. Vekselberg sold his Aluminium company to Oleg Deripaska, who turned it into Rusal.
Vekselberg is also in business with the Russian born with American citizenship Len Blavatnik.
In 2014, the FBI warned that a foundation controlled by Vekselberg could be used to spy on “sensitive or classified research”.
The Guardian reported that: “American investment vehicles managed for Vekselberg by Columbus Nova were used to secure $450m in loans that Vekselberg took from the Russian state-controlled VTB Bank”.
That looks like a cozy relationship between Vekselberg and Columbus Nova…

Then came the report that 11 days before Trump’s inauguration Vekselberg met Michael Cohen in Trump Tower, to discuss US-Russian relations.
In one of those strange coincidences, after the inauguration Columbus Nova hired Cohen for $1 million worth of “consultancy”: http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/20 ... cohen.html
(archived here: http://archive.is/nfuiT)
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NXIVM

Post by notmartha » Wed Jul 25, 2018 4:14 pm

Firestarter wrote:
Wed Jun 06, 2018 4:15 pm
In 2007, the New York Post reported that at least 3 high-ranking executives of the NXIVM cult, Nancy Salzman and both Bronfman sisters, are members of the Clinton Global Initiative.
People can only become a member to the Clinton Global Initiative on invitation and have to donate at least $15,000 a year.
Yesterday (7-24-18), Seagram heiress Clare Bronfman was arrested, along with Nxivm co-founder Nancy Salzman, 64, her daughter, Lauren Salzman, 42, and Kathy Russell, Nxivm’s bookkeeper. The charges are “racketeering conspiracy” for their purported involvement in a sex trafficking scheme.

This MSM article says Clare is daughter of Charles Bronfman (member of Committee of 300) and this MSM article says she is daughter of Edgar Bronfman (Jr. is member of Committee of 300).

I'm sure this will lead to the arrest of master criminal HRC. <sarcasm>
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NXIVM; Donald, his lawyer and the Playboy bunny

Post by Firestarter » Wed Jul 25, 2018 4:38 pm

notmartha wrote:
Wed Jul 25, 2018 4:14 pm
This MSM article says Clare is daughter of Charles Bronfman (member of Committee of 300) and this MSM article says she is daughter of Edgar Bronfman (Jr. is member of Committee of 300).
Edgar Bronfman Sr. is the father of Clare, Sara (of his second marriage), and had five children with his first wife, Ann Loeb: Samuel, Matthew, Edgar Jr, Holly and Adam.


Yesterday morning, Clare Bronfman was arrested on the charge of running a pyramid scheme to enrich leader of the NXIVM cult Keith Raniere. She was put on house arrest and given an electronic monitoring bracelet after pleading not guilty and posting a $100 million bail.

Clare and her sister Sara both joined Nxivm and relocated to New York to get more involved. Sara Bronfman has not been arrested.
Her indictment also accuses Nancy Salzman, her daughter Lauren and Nxivm bookkeeper Kathy Russell of the same offenses. To date a total of 6 members have been arrested, with leader Keith Raniere and his right-hand Allison Mack already indicted in May.

The US Attorney’s Office made several press releases, including:
Raniere and Bronfman conspired to commit identity theft arising out of a scheme to obtain the e-mail usernames and passwords of perceived enemies and critics of Raniere in order to monitor their electronic communications.
Bronfman encouraged and induced the illegal entry into the United States of an alien for Bronfman’s financial gain, engaging in international wire transfers to make it fraudulently appear that the victim had the financial resources to obtain an investor visa.
As alleged, this long-running conspiracy crossed multiple avenues of criminal activity, which included, among other things, electronic monitoring; identity theft; extortion; victim smuggling; and illegal trafficking of a victim after a period of unlawful confinement.

Among the criminal offenses that members of Nxivm have been accused are: identity theft, harbouring of aliens for financial gain, extortion, forced labour, sex trafficking, money laundering, wire fraud and obstruction of justice.
Clare Bronfman is not accused of sex trafficking. Allison Mack has pleaded not guilty to sex trafficking, sex trafficking conspiracy and forced labour conspiracy charges.
Clare Bronfman defended herself by stating that NXIVM has not coerced nor abused anyone. The group of women freely took a vow of loyalty.

Edgar Sr. had 5 children with his first wife, Ann Loeb, including Samuel.
Samuel Bronfman (21 at the time) made headlines in 1975 after staging his kidnapping for a $2.3 million ransom. One of the two “kidnappers” later explained that he and Samuel were lovers: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... mbers.html


Probably another distraction story...
Yesterday, CNN aired the “secret tape” made in September 2016 of Donald Trump discussing with his attorney Michael Cohen about buying Karen McDougal's story. Trump's campaign had claimed it knew nothing about any payment to McDougal.
McDougal is a former Playboy bunny who allegedly had an affair with Trump in 2006, 2007 while Trump was married to Melania.

In the recording, Cohen tells Trump he plans to set up a company to purchase the rights of the story from American Media who bought it from McDougal for $150,000.
Trump appears to tell Cohen “pay with cash” but pathological liar Rudy Giuliani insists he said “don't pay with cash” and “suggesting otherwise is ridiculous“. Giuliani also claims that the rest of the recording, if it hadn't cut off, would have been ”exculpatory”.
U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff said the tape proves that Trump and Cohen tried to kill the story in the run up to the election so it was ”campaign motivated”.

See some excerpts:
TRUMP: [In background] Good. Let me know what's happening, okay? Oh, oh. Maybe because of this it would be better if you didn't go, you know? Maybe because of this. For that one, you know, I think what you should do is get rid of this. Because it's so false what they're saying, it's such bulls**t.
(…)
COHEN: And, I've spoken to Allen Weisselberg about how to set the whole thing up with …
TRUMP: So, what do we got to pay for this? One-fifty?
(…)
TRUMP: Wait a sec, what financing?
COHEN: Well, I'll have to pay him something.
TRUMP: [UNINTELLIGIBLE] pay with cash.
COHEN: No, no, no, no, no. I got it.
TRUMP: Check.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... ealed.html

See a picture with Donald in the centre with a smirk on his face with Melania on his left and Ivanka to his right and McDougal on the far right.
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Re: US government “releases” kids to child traffickers

Post by Firestarter » Mon Jul 30, 2018 5:11 pm

Children are systematically stolen by the US government from loving families and forced into a system of child abuse and trafficking.
In Arizona, the state kidnapped a 5-year-old girl from her mother who allegedly had a substance abuse problem. The mother found out that her daughter was sexually abused by a child sex ring but no action was taken to save her daughter.

In 2012, Connecticut police rescued 88 children from sex trafficking; 86 came (98%) from the child welfare system.
In a 2013 FBI 70-city nationwide raid, 60% of the victims came from foster care or group homes.
In a 2014 nationwide raid the FBI discovered that many foster children rescued from sex traffickers had never been reported missing by child welfare authorities.

In 2014, New York authorities estimated that 85% of sex trafficking victims came from the child welfare system.
In 2017, NCMEC assisted law enforcement with over 27,000 cases of missing children, some 3857 of them (1/7) became the victim of sex trafficking and 88% of these children (3394) came from the US foster “care” system.

Multiple child victims have accused Seattle Mayor Ed Murray of sexually abusing them when they were in Washington’s foster care system.
The criminal case against Murray were covered up, the charges were never filed and his records remain secret: https://thefreethoughtproject.com/chill ... ster-care/
(archived here: http://archive.is/tB5t7)


It looks like the US government has lost a lot more than 1,475 children.
The administration only tried to contact 7,635 sponsors, but placed more than 42,497 unaccompanied children with sponsors in 2017. This looks like the Trump administration has lost 19.3% or more than 8,000 unaccompanied migrant children.
In 2016, under President Barack Obama more than 52,000 children were placed with (sold to?) sponsors, so probably even more children went “missing” in 2016.
An estimated 11% of the unaccompanied children are placed with (sold to?) non-relatives (or foster “care”).

According to deputy assistant attorney general under Obama Leon Fresco, the reported numbers are much too low because the sponsors were called after only 30 days:
Which means the number of lost kids are being dramatically underrepresented. 1,500 is only half the story. It’s one year and we’re not even talking about the entire Trump administration.

Frank Sharry, executive director of America’s Voice, said:
What’s happened is that ICE [Immigration and Customs Enforcement] has a new policy of going after sponsors. The bigger story if not that they are losing people - it's that ICE is terrorizing people.

According to federal officials the children aren’t lost, but their sponsors didn’t respond to phone calls. So couldn’t be located; is that different than “lost”?
They emphasized that Office of Refugee Resettlement is no longer responsible for the children after they have been sold to a sponsor. HHS officials say it’s not the administration’s responsibility to locate children after they’ve been placed in the custody of a family member or sponsor: https://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/politi ... 30099.html
(archived here: http://archive.li/4SbCK)


Sponsors of migrant children are often forced to pay exorbitant fees to get them out of detention facilities.
The Office of Refugee Resettlement demanded $1,800 from Mr. Parada to fly [his niece] Anyi from Houston to Los Angeles.
Obviously it’s the tax payer that has to pay for the more than $600 a day it costs to “detain” a migrant child: https://www.esquire.com/news-politics/a ... huge-fees/


San Diego federal judge Dana Sabraw ruled last month that migrant children younger than 5 should be reunited with their parents by 10 July, and all separated migrant children by 26 July.
Only 38 of the 103 children younger than 5 were back with their families before the deadline. According to the Trump administration, by now 57 of these youngsters are back with their families, but 46 others are “ineligible” because of issues, including deportation of the parents.

Of the more than 2,500 separated migrant children, some 711 have not yet been returned to their parents. In 431 cases the parents are no longer in the US.
The Trump administration’s lawyers argue that it met the deadline, because the 711 remaining children are not "eligible". Of the 711 deemed ineligible, 120 children's parents had "waived reunification", the government said.
According to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), many of those parents may have been coerced or unaware of what they had signed.

According to former acting ICE director John Sandweg and the ACLU, many families will probably never be reunited: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-44975126


Some parents have complained that Trump administration officials lied to migrant children that they were "abandoned" by their parents and have to live in shelters until becoming 18.
This has led to situations that children don’t trust their parents anymore and are afraid they will be "abandoned" again: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/201 ... n-reunited


It is estimated that more than 2,000 children remain in detention and separated from their families.

In June, the US government requested that they can keep underage migrants in detention alongside parents for more than 20 days, in violation with the 1997 Flores settlement.
Earlier this month, Los Angeles District Court Judge Dolly Gee dismissed this request as "dubious" and "unconvincing", because the US Justice Department has known for years that there was "no state licensing readily available for facilities that house both adults and children": https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/07/ ... 25856.html


In preparation of the November congressional elections, President Trump has (again) threatened to shut government if Democrats don’t fund his border wall with $25 billion (that’s been a long time I heard of the border wall…) and back immigration changes.
Donald tweeted Yesterday:
I would be willing to ‘shut down’ government if the Democrats do not give us the votes for Border Security, which includes the Wall! Must get rid of Lottery, Catch & Release etc. and finally go to system of Immigration based on MERIT! We need great people coming into our Country!
https://www.sbs.com.au/news/trump-again ... mmigration
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Justin Trudeau - Bronfman

Post by Firestarter » Tue Jul 31, 2018 4:12 pm

For some reason Trudeau’s link to the Bronfman family isn’t mentioned in the stories I had read on NXIVM...

Justin Trudeau’s long-time friend is Stephen Bronfman, cousin of Clare and Sara Bronfman. Since 2013, Bronfman assisted Trudeau in his meteoric rise to Canadian Prime Minister as chief fundraiser and senior adviser.
See Stephen Bronfman (left) with his buddy Justin Trudeau, 28 Augustus 2013.
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Bronfman runs the Montreal-based investment firm Claridge, to manage the vast wealth of the Seagram liquor empire, which became rich in the 1920s by supplying illicit alcohol to the US during the prohibition.
One of Claridge’s clients was the Cayman Islands-based trust of Leo Kolber, Stephen Bronfman’s godfather and chief fundraiser of the Liberal party. Kolber was a long-time friend of Pierre Trudeau, Justin’s father, who as PM appointed Kolber to the Canadian senate in 1983.

In November 2017, controversial news on Stephen Bronfman’s tax evasion schemes, involving millions of dollars to offshore havens, was published. Multimillion-dollars flowed between the US, Canada, Israel and the Cayman Islands.
Bronfman and Kolber really formed one intertwined syndicate. The loan arrangements were unusual. For example a contract tied to a Charles Bronfman loan in 1991 of almost $ 10 million said: “The loan shall bear interest at such rate as may be determined between the parties from time to time”.

After switching the debt from Claridge Israel, the Kolber trust paid the US-based Bronfman trusts about $40,000 in interest. A related email said:
As there was never supposed to be interest paid on this debt in substance (only in form), the [Kolber trust] needs to be compensated by the Bronfman trusts for these cash outlays, in some manner to be agreed upon by both parties.
One idea was to get Kolber to register the interest paid to Claridge as “a fee for services rendered, equal to the interest.
See a second email from May 2004, where the financial adviser details how the interest issue might be resolved, with the “intention to ‘make you whole’ somehow”.
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A lawyer representing Jonathan Kolber and the Bronfmans denied improper activity: https://www.theguardian.com/news/2017/n ... ise-papers
(archived here: http://archive.is/PlSqe)

Leo Kolber once referred to himself as the Bronfman family's "consigliere".

The Bronfmans helped start the Kolber trust in 1991 with millions of dollars, including a $5.3 million loan in 1997. By then the trust had already collected almost $40 million. In total the Bronfman family and their US-based trusts loaned the Kolber Trust more than $34 million. All of it ended up in the no-tax Cayman Islands.
At least some of the loans were interest free, including a $4 million loan in 2002 from Claridge to the Kolber Trust. Interest-free loans are often used for money laundering and/or tax evasion schemes...

Huge amounts were transferred from the Kolber Trust to Leo’s children.
In 2007, $3 million was wired to Jonathan Kolber for "living expenses" and to purchase a Manhattan apartment. In total, he received $16.5 million tax-free from the trust.
Lynne Kolber received $1.2 million, but got into tax problems. In 2007, Lynne “forgot” to declare $1.27 million from the trust for the previous decade, for which she had to pay back taxes.
The trust managers devised a plan so she could get funds tax-free, by “gifts” from her brother Jonathan. In the US, gifts between family members are tax-free.

In 2014, Israel tightened its offshore trust laws, and in 2016 the Kolber Trust was dissolved: https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/stephe ... -1.4382511
(archived here: http://archive.is/i5dfF)
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Trial Manafort started

Post by Firestarter » Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:32 pm

Yesterday, 31 July, the “first” trial of special cover-up artist Robert Mueller has started.

Paul Manafort, Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, earned more than $60 million from 2006 to 2015 as a political consultant for former President Viktor Yanukovych’s Party of Regions and its Opposition Bloc successor in the Ukraine.
Mueller has accused Manafort (in the first trial) of:
1) Laundering $30 million through a web of offshore accounts into the US to evade taxes, especially through foreign accounts located in Cyprus;
2) Defrauding several US banks to get more than $20 million in loans.

It is expected that the government’s star witness will be Rick Gates, who worked with Manafort for Ukraine and on the Trump campaign (even after Manafort resigned as campaign manager). Gates was charged alongside Manafort but he made a deal with Mueller.
The only other “big name” on the witness list is Tad Devine, who’s probably best known for advising on Bernie Sanders’s presidential campaign. Before that Devine had worked with Manafort for the Ukraine.

Mueller had indicted Manafort in September 2017 for his lobbying for the Ukraine (this will be the “second” trial). The charges include not registering as a foreign agent in his Foreign Agent Registration Act (FARA) statements.

The first (Virginia) trial is expected to last about 3 weeks and will be followed by the second (of another 3 weeks).
Manafort has pleaded not guilty.

None of the charges brought against Manafort have anything to do with Russia interfering in the US presidential election (all of the charges date from before he worked on Trump’s campaign): https://www.vox.com/2018/7/31/17590846/ ... ump-russia

Mueller has cut the charges up in 2 trials to confuse the public. It would be “easier” to judge Manafort if all the charges would be evaluated in one trial…

Here’s the 30 pages indictment of February (the first trial, fraud and tax evasion): https://www.courtlistener.com/recap/gov ... 14.0_4.pdf

Here’s the 31 pages indictment of October 2017 (the second trial, including not registering as a foreign agent): https://www.courtlistener.com/recap/gov ... 7.13.0.pdf

I don’t think I exaggerate that I found more interesting information in a single day searching the internet. Some of the interesting information Robert Mueller “forgot” (most of it already in this thread):
- The Russian Alfa Bank that was communicating with the Trump Organization and the Spectrum Health of DeVos family during the election.
- Wilbur Ross, who controlled the Bank of Cyprus, which was used to funnel money to Manafort.
- Oleg Deripaska, for a time Manafort’s most important client, who’s close to Vladimir Putin and even closer to Ivanka’s one-time boyfriend Nat Rothschild.
- That from 2012 to 2014 Mercury (of Manafort and Gates) and the Podesta Group were jointly working for the Ukraine.

- The British SCL Group and its Cambridge Analytica subsidiary and its connections to major Trump funder, Robert Mercer: https://www.lawfulpath.com/forum/viewto ... =27&t=1398
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McCain, Bronfman, Barrick, Khashoggi, Alex Jones

Post by Firestarter » Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:41 pm

Former John McCain staffer, Henry Kerner, is now in charge of all internal investigations in the government.
Kerner oversaw the “investigations” of Fast & Furious, Extortion 17, Benghazi, Hillary’s emails, and General Flynn.

In May 2017, President Donald Trump nominated Kerner to become Special Counsel at the recommendation of John McCain (supposedly sworn enemies): http://www.independentsentinel.com/mcca ... bi-probes/


I’ve found some more interesting links from the Bronfman family to:
- Peter Munk - Nat Rothschild’s and Oleg Deripaska’s business partner.
- George H.W. Bush – former US President and CIA director.
- Adnan Khashoggi – arms dealer, amongst others to Ayatollah Khomeini’s Iran in the 1980s.
- Alex Jones – conspiracy theorist, whose family has worked for the CIA.


The late Peter Munk was the chairman of both Barrick Gold Corp and Trizec. Munk was a close friend of the Bronfmans, who owned Trizec. Trizec is a real estate conglomerate that owns a large share of Barrick.
Peter Munk was a regular skiing partner of Crown Prince Charles. Munk was a member of the "1001 Club" founded by Prince Philip of Britain and Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands.
Munk and Barrick director Andrew Sarlos are close associates of Rothschild agent George Soros, a personal investment director to Queen Elizabeth.

George Bush Sr. was Barrick Gold’s chief lobbyist, stockholder in Barrick, and honorary senior adviser to Barrick's international advisory board.
Brian Mulroney, was George Bush's errand boy, Canadian PM (1984-93) and also on Barrick’s international advisory board.

In 1974, Munk signed an investment partnership agreement with the late Saudi arms-trafficking billionaire Adnan Khashoggi.
Khashoggi was one of the main funders of Barrick Gold Corp.: https://www.larouchepub.com/eiw/public/ ... _and_b.pdf


Mohamed al-Fayed worked for Khashoggi and married Adnan's sister, Samira Khashoggi, Dodi’s mother.
Adnan Khashoggi was once arrested for helping Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos with embezzling money: https://www.independent.co.uk/News/obit ... 76776.html


Adnan Khashoggi was also one of the financial backers of the jazz movie “The Cotton Club” (1984).
Robert Evans was the film's producer, who hired Francis Ford Coppola as director for the film.

Robert Evans has been married 7 times, including to Camilla Sparv (1964-1967) and Catherine Oxenberg (for 1 ½ weeks in 1998).
Camilla Sparv’s third husband is one Fred Kolber (I haven’t found any information on him and don’t know if he’s related to Leo…).
Catherine Oxenberg is best known for her role of Amanda Carrington in Dynasty, but in this context it’s more important that she has complained that her daughter is a mind-controlled slave of the NXIVM cult.

In 1980, Robert Evans was convicted of cocaine trafficking (with his brother Charles): https://wikivisually.com/wiki/Robert_Evans


Donald Trump once boasted about buying the “greatest yacht in the world” from Adnan Khashoggi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yuWMH5TD5bE


Alex Jones claimed that he doesn’t know Khashoggi: https://youtu.be/Q_qd1Sc1eDI


Holly Bronfman-Lev is a half-sister of Sara and Clare Bronfman (they’ve been trying hard to delete this from the internet), she holds 6.42% in Treetops Acquisition Group: http://phx.corporate-ir.net/External.Fi ... BlPTM=&t=1
(archived here: http://archive.is/WniDi)
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Holly’s lawyer is one Elizabeth Schurig, partner at Schurig Jetel Beckett Tackett, located at 100 Congress Ave., 22nd floor, Austin, Texas. The same address as Holly’s Bet Lev Foundation: https://www.corporationwiki.com/Texas/A ... 76088.aspx
(archived here: http://archive.is/0EE0B)

In August 2007, Alex and wife Kelly Jones bought a house 2 years later valued at almost $800,000.
Later that year Elizabeth Schurig became the lawyer for Alex and Kelly Jones (taking over from David Sewell). The relationship between Alex and his lawyer is closer than I would expect.

In November 2007, Schurig for her client Alex Jones founded: Jones Productions LLC; Prison Planet TV LLC; Jones Report LLC; and Infowars LLC.
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By January 2008, all 4 of these companies were registered at Elizabeth Schurig’s address (100 Congress Ave., 22nd floor): http://www.alexjonesmachine.com/betlev.htm
(archived here: http://archive.is/UP6qJ)


For more information on Alex Jones: https://www.lawfulpath.com/forum/viewto ... 5152#p5132
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Khashoggi, Manafort, Deutsche Bank

Post by Firestarter » Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:56 pm

Bronfman’s and Oliver North’s Saudi partner in crime, Adnan Khashoggi, has been involved in a bunch of scandals. There are stories about: Iran-Contra, money laundering for Ferdinand Marcos and 9/11.
Khashoggi’s second wife, the Italian Laura Biancolini, was only 17 when they met.

Much of Adnan Khashoggi’s fortune, once estimated at $4 billion (he was once described as the “richest man in the world”), came from selling arms.
He received huge commissions (as high as 15%) from Lockheed Martin (from the US), the British firms Marconi and Westland Helicopters.
Khashoggi earned $184 million on $4.2 billion worth of F-5 fighter planes from Northrop to Saudi Arabia in 1970. Northrop also admitted it paid $450,000 to two Saudi generals at Khashoggi`s suggestion. Khashoggi had close ties to the Saudi royal family and also arranged billions of dollars worth of arms from Lockheed. Lockheed and Northrop also paid huge commissions to Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands…
Some of Khashoggi’s commissions were probably laundered through front companies in Switzerland and Liechtenstein.

In the 1960s, Khashoggi became friends with Richard Nixon (him again…) and funded his US Presidential election campaigns.
In 1994, Khashoggi accused his rival Wafic Said of securing an arms deal for Britain by using Mark Thatcher and then PM Margaret Thatcher. Mark Thatcher denied that he received $18 million in kickbacks.
In March 2003, the New Yorker reported that Khashoggi met Richard Perle shortly before the invasion of Iraq started.

Khashoggi was wanted by the US government for helping former dictator of the Philippines, Ferdinand Marcos, hide his wealth.
Khashoggi helped Marcos conceal his ownership of several Manhattan skyscrapers. He was accused of helping Marcos and wife Imelda, concealing $103 million of looted Philippine tax money and defrauding $165 million from US banks: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/long ... 78031.html
(archived here: http://archive.is/N4wh4)

Paul Manafort has also been in business with Marcos:
Firestarter wrote:Manafort has also represented amongst others Filipino dictator Ferdinand Marcos and Mobutu Sese Seko of Zaire, to improve their public reputations.

There is an even closer connection between Manafort and Khashoggi through his representative in Spain - Abdul Rahman Al Assir from Lebanon. Al Assir was once brother-in-law of Adnan Khashoggi. He arranged big weapons sales to African armies.
The London-based Sourakia once wrote:
The miracle of Al Assir is that he will have lunch with Don Juan Carlos [king of Spain], dinner with Hassan II [king of Morocco], and breakfast the next day with Felipe González [prime minister of Spain].
In the late 1980s, Manafort became friends with Al Assir. In 1989, Manafort took Al Assir as his guest to George H.W. Bush’s inauguration.
In the ’90s, Manafort and Al Assir were putting together big deals. Including an arms sale from France to Pakistan, that involved bribes and kickbacks to high-level officials in both countries. Manafort and Al Assir were not only business partners but even “very brotherly”. Manafort became the godfather of Al Assir’s child. They went on a holiday together near Cannes.

In 2003, Manafort’s partner Rick Davis was invited to a meeting in Manhattan with Nathaniel “Nat” Philip Victor James Rothschild, heir apparent to the Rothschild trillions: https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/ar ... er/550925/
(archived here: http://archive.is/xZp9Z)


In 2001, it was reported that Irene Marcos Araneta, daughter of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos (he died before his trial was finished), tried to move her family's wealth - including at least $13.2 billion at the Union Bank of Switzerland (UBS) - into a newly opened account at Deutsche Bank: http://edition.cnn.com/2001/WORLD/asiap ... rcos.loot/


Again the Deutsche Bank…
In 1997, Mayo Shattuck was made trustee of the Bronfman’s Seagram Company, Ltd.
In 1997, Shattuck helped engineer the $1.7 billion merger of Alex. Brown and Sons and Bankers Trust. Two years later, the company was acquired by Deutsche Bank, and Shattuck served as head of Investment Banking and Private Banking and chairman of Deutsche Bank Alex. Brown.
After the 9/11 options fraud through Deutsche Bank Alex. Brown, Shattuck resigned on 12 September 2001: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mayo_A._Shattuck_III
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