On 18 June, Buzzfeed reported that President Trump's deputy chief of staff for operations, Joe Hagin has been working for NXIVM backer, husband of Sara Bronfman, politician Basit Igtet from 2011 until at least 2013.
Igtet hired Hagin 's Command Consulting in 2011 shortly after the Arab Spring started.
Hagin, 62, is a long-time Washington insider who worked for every Republican president since Ronald Reagan.
A month after Muammar al-Gaddafi was brutally murdered by “rebels”, in November 2011, Hagin travelled to Libya with Igtet and Sara Bronfman, who were not yet married.
Hagin was hired to build support for the “rebel government” that toppled Gaddafi and then find Gaddafi’s billions. Command would earn a finder’s fee of 4%.
According to a document seen by BuzzFeed, Command located $20 billion to $50 billion in Libyan assets and expected to make $1 billion to $5 billion for itself.
Hagin gave up his stake in Command when he joined the Trump administration, but he earned $96,000 from the firm in the past year.
Hagin denied he had anything to do with NXIVM.
In 2013, Basit Igtet met Ahmed Abu Khattala, who the Obama administration accused and found guilty of being the mastermind behind the 2012 terrorist attack on the US embassy in Benghazi: https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ta ... ibya-igtet
In one of those strange coincidences, one day after Buzzfeed’s report, Joe Hagin resigned as White House deputy chief of staff for operations.
Trump said in a statement: “Joe Hagin has been a huge asset to my administration
”: https://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/ ... government
Does MEGA stand for Make England Great Again?!?
In 1998, the Wall Street Journal of Rupert Murdoch reported that in 1991 the Mega Group had been founded by some 20 Jewish billionaires, who met at the Manhattan apartment of hedge-fund manager Michael Steinhardt, including:
Edgar Bronfman, chairman of the World Jewish Congress (father of Sara and Clare Bronfman);
Charles Bronfman, Edgar's brother and top executive at Seagrams Corp.;
Leslie Wexler of Limited, Inc.;
Laurence Tisch, chairman of Loews Corp.;
Max Fisher, Detroit oil magnate and Republican Party powerhouse.
In 1982, Australian born Martin Indyk came to the US, after working for the Israeli Prime Minister. Indyk formed a research department for the notorious America-Israeli Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). It took until 1987 before he was permitted to work in the US on a green card. Indyk became a US citizen in January 1993 — just 8 days before he was appointed to the National Security Council (NSC) of the Clinton Administration. Before that Indyk had been an “informal adviser” to President George H.W. Bush.
Martin Indyk later became US Ambassador to Israel…
In January 1997, the National Security Agency (NSA) intercepted a phone conversation between an Israeli official at the embassy in Washington, and Danny Yatom (head of the Israeli intelligence service Mossad). The official asked permission to "go to Mega" to obtain a copy of the confidential letter was sent by then-U.S. Secretary of State Warren Christopher to Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat.
Indyk should be a prime candidate for the Israeli spy “Mega” in the Clinton Administration: http://www.larouchepub.com/other/2001/2833mega_spy.html
(archived here: https://archive.is/2IODt
Hollywood billionaire Steven Spielberg later became the most famous (?) member of Mega is.
Laurence Tisch: worked with convicted inside-trader Michael Milken, who used junk bonds, through which Tisch in 1986 took over the Colombia Broadcasting System (CBS): https://www.larouchepub.com/other/2001/ ... _bios.html
(archived here: https://archive.is/M09yx
According to one Israeli source, the Mega group was expanded to more than 50 American and Canadian super-rich Zionists, who meet secretly twice a year.
The dominant figures in Mega are cofounders Charles and Edgar Bronfman, Michael Steinhardt, and Max Fisher.
Steinhardt was one of Sen. Joseph Lieberman's biggest supporters.
Steinhardt has admitted that while in Israel, he met Marc Rich, to promote the Mega Group's favourite "charity", Birthright Israel, which is involved in projects with the Mikhail Chernoy Foundation. Of the 12 board members of Birthright Israel, at least 8 are members of the Mega Group.
Mikhail Chernoy was involved in the attempted takeover of the Russian Alfa Bank with Benya Stilitz. Chernoy had ties with the Mega-linked Russian oligarch (the late) Boris Berezovsky. Mikhail Chernoy's brother Lev was a prime suspect in the Swiss investigation into the Russian Mafia.
Leslie Wexner: is best known for the holding company he founded in 1963, The Limited, Inc., that owns firms like Intimate Brands, Victoria's Secret, and Bath & Body Works.
Wexner is also a board member of Conrad Black's Hollinger International. Lady of the Garter Margaret Thatcher was chairman of Hollinger's International Advisory Board, which also included Henry Kissinger, William F. Buckley, and Richard Perle.
Hollinger International, Inc. turned Israel's main English-language daily, the Jerusalem Post, into a mouthpiece for Sharon: http://www.informationclearinghouse.inf ... le1113.htm
(archived here: http://archive.is/kPC7K
Leslie Wexner is also in Epstein’s little black book.
By most accounts, Jeffrey Epstein was made by Leslie Wexner, who gave him tens of millions of dollars and his house.
Epstein together with Ghislaine Maxwell ran a child
sex ring and was friends with Trump, Clinton and Prince Andrew of Britain.
In 2002, Trump said about his buddy Epstein:
I've known Jeff for 15 years. Terrific guy. He's a lot of fun to be with. It is even said that he likes beautiful women as much as I do, and many of them are on the younger side. No doubt about it — Jeffrey enjoys his social life.
In 2009, Jeffrey's brother, Mark Epstein, testified that Trump flew on Epstein's private jet at least once.
Trump called Epstein twice in November of 2004.
In 2005, Florida began investigating Epstein and the FBI started its own probe the next year.
In 2003, Trump dined at Epstein's Upper East Side home, with a group of 30 people that included Google co-founder Sergey Brin, Les Wexner, Peter Mandelson, and Bill Clinton aide Doug Band.
See from left to right at Deripaska’s smelter in Siberia, January 2005: unknown, Peter Munk, Lord Mandelson, Oleg Deripaska, and Nathaniel Rothschild.
Epstein and Maxwell were often socialising (and recruiting girls) at Trump’s Mar-A-Lago (pictures of Trump and Epstein were completely blocked by internet “search” engines before the 2016 presidential election).
See Donald, Melania, Jeff and Ghislaine Maxwell, Mar-a-Lago, 12 February 2000.
In 2000, Prince Andrew arrived in Florida to meet his good friend Epstein on Trump's private plane. Epstein, Maxwell, Andrew and Trump were hanging out together that year at Mar-A-Lago.
Trump reportedly only “cut ties” with Epstein a few weeks after Epstein pleaded guilty to paedophilia in September 2007: https://news.vice.com/article/the-salac ... ll-clinton
(archived here: http://archive.is/X4pyC
The sweet deal with Epstein that sent him to prison for a total of 13 months, but "was let out on work release six days a week for up to 16 hours a day
" (so only in for the night) was made with Alex Acosta.
Acosta was rewarded by Trump for getting his buddy off the hook with a nice position as Secretary of Labor: https://www.lawfulpath.com/forum/viewto ... t=40#p4587
Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort has been found guilty on 8 fraud charges: 5 counts of tax fraud, 2 of bank fraud and 1 of failure to report a foreign bank account. He could be sentenced to decades in prison. The jury could not reach a consensus on 10 of the total of 18 charges.
Former Manafort protégé Rick Gates testified that Manafort asked him to falsify banking and tax records and that he knowingly submitted those records.
Manafort could yet avoid prison, if Judge Ellis determined that the evidence against Manafort is insufficient, despite the jury verdict. Manafort could also be pardoned by President Trump.
The Virginia trial had nothing to do with the Trump campaign or Manafort’s contacts with Russia.
In September in Washington DC, Manafort will go to trial on charges of conspiracy to launder tens of millions of dollars, failing to register as a foreign agent and lying.
Manafort’s conviction brought the tally of former Trump advisers who have pleaded or found guilty of crimes in the Mueller cover-up to 4. A California man and a London-based lawyer have also pleaded guilty.
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/201 ... eral-court
This has nothing to do with Russian collusion. These are witch hunts and it’s a disgrace ... It had nothing to do with Russian collusion, we continue the witch hunt.
I think that the Guardian “forgot” Michael Flynn (I don’t think he's from California...) and this “4” also doesn’t include Michael Cohen...
On Tuesday, former long-time Trump attorney Michael Cohen suddenly pleaded guilty to 8 counts — 5 counts of tax evasion; 1 count of making false statements to a financial institution; 1 of wilfully causing an unlawful corporation contribution; and 1 count of making an excessive campaign contribution at the request of a candidate.
The “excessive campaign contribution” involves paying $280,000 to silence 2 women, Stephanie Clifford (Stormy Daniels) and Playboy bunny Karen McDougal, at the request of Donald Trump.
Cohen was part of Mr Trump's inner circle for more than a decade; he was his personal lawyer at the Trump Organisation and continued to advise President Donald after the election.
Cohen's sentencing is scheduled for 12 December; he is expected to be sentenced to between 46 and 63 months in prison.
Federal prosecutors claim that Cohen also concealed more than $4 million from the IRS (that he can keep?): https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/0 ... d-charges/
The billionaire Erik Prince, founder of Blackwater, from the Kingdom of Spain (advising King Felipe a couple of days after George Soros held a secret meeting with PM Pedro Sanchez?) has made public statements against increasing troops in Afghanistan by the US and its allies:
It will be reinforcing a strategy which is a failure – something which has not worked, will not work and needlessly cost lives.
What Mr Trump really should be saying to NATO is that there is no point in sending more troops: they should be sending money instead.
The US administration is spending $76bn a year in Afghanistan – that is much more, I think, than Her Majesty’s Government in the UK is spending on its entire defence budget.
What I am proposing will cost a fraction of that. It will also save lives of armed forces personnel: American, British, Afghans and other allies.
Erik Prince’s plan in short is summarised as privatising the war effort in Afghanistan. Private mercenary firms have even less scruples than “normal” armies, won't report on their crimes against humanity, while he could make millions (or should I say billions?) at the same time.
At present there are 15,000 US troops and some 5,000 from other countries and also almost 30,000 private contractors in Afghanistan.
Erik Prince once discussed his strategy at the White House, where it was backed by Steve Bannon and President Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner.
Then national security advisor McMaster and secretary of state Rex Tillerson opposed the plan. With these opponents out of the way, Prince thinks that his plans will get a more favourable response from current secretary of state Mike Pompeo and national security advisor John Bolton.
Prince spoke to Pompeo when he was still CIA-director. Prince points out that the CIA brought down the Taliban regime in 2001, with the same kind of warfare he is proposing.
Erik Prince proposed in a great example of democracy to install a viceroy figure, like it was under the British Raj, who would command policy and report directly to President Donald.
Prince wants to follow the wonderful example of the mentoring system of the drug trafficking
East India Company that created its own empire in India and ruled for 200-plus years: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/worl ... 40781.html