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Diller, Kushner - Bronfman, Israel Discount Bank

Post by Firestarter » Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:44 pm

Barry Diller is the chairman of the board of Expedia, and his IAC (InterActiveCorp) owns a variety of social media, dating sites, including Vimeo, Dictionary.com, Investopedia, Tinder, Match, OkCupid and Ask.fm.
Diller helped create the Fox Broadcasting Company with Jared Kushner’s and Jacob Rothschild’s good friend Rupert Murdoch.

Edgar Bronfman Jr., Michael Eisner and Chelsea Clinton are on the board of directors of IAC.
Diller has also put Chelsea Clinton on the board of another company.

Barry Diller and his wife Diane von Furstenberg are good friends with Josh Kushner (Jared’s brother) and his supermodel fiancée Karlie Kloss.
Diller had this to say of Ivanka Trump (and the "evil character" Donald):
I mean, we were friendly.
I would sit next to her every once in a while at a dinner. And I, as everyone did, was like, ‘Oh, my God, how could this evil character have spawned such a polite, gracious person? I don’t think we feel that way now.
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/24/styl ... r-iac.html

Bizarrely both Kloss and Joshua Kushner expressed their support for Hillary Clinton during the 2016 election: https://www.vanityfair.com/style/2018/0 ... -paparazzi

In 2009, Jared Kushner’s Observer Media Group acquired an 80% stake in Barry Diller’s e-mail service Very Short List: https://nypost.com/2009/06/15/most-of-v ... o-kushner/


On 31 January 2006, a controlling interest in the Israel Discount Bank (IDB) was acquired by an investor group led by Matthew Bronfman (younger brother of Edgar Bronfman Jr.) - $300 million for a 26% stake, with an option on a further 25%. The deal gave Bronfman ownership of IDB's wholly owned subsidiary, the Israel Discount Bank of New York.

Regulators approved the deal after the IDB bank agreed to pay $25 million to settle a money-laundering probe of its New York unit. On 17 December 2005, the New York Times reported that some $2.2 billion of illegal funds had been transmitted from Brazil through the IDB in New York (IDBNY).

The Jerusalem Post reported on 2 November 2006, that the scale of money-laundering going on at the Israeli bank was much, much larger than the Brazil case reported in the New York Times.
A "substantial" part of $35.4 billion in third-party wire transfers during the year ended March 2005 showed traits common to laundering operations. This $35 billion of “not monitored” transactions was settled for $12 million: http://www.fourwinds10.com/siterun_data ... 1230169460
(archived here: http://archive.is/i6Yus)


In September 2007, it became public knowledge that the Israel Discount Bank, Israel’s third biggest bank and its US subsidiary the largest Israeli bank outside Israel, transferred money (shekels) to the Bank of Palestine that ended up in accounts held by the Hamas Executive Force at the Palestine Islamic Bank in Gaza.
According to Israel and the US it’s illegal to transfer funds to Hamas, which they call a “terrorist” organisation.

The IDB was blatantly defended by Israeli authorities, who claimed that they couldn’t have known that the Bank of Palestine was supplying shekels to the Palestine Islamic Bank.
A senior Israeli official commented “Unbeknownst to Discount Bank, it was clearing money for the Executive Force”: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-pale ... 1920070927
(archived here: http://archive.is/WJ6UO)


Jared Kushner has expanded his personal ties to Israeli financial firms as he oversees policy in the Middle East for President Donald.
Jared Kushner had an unsecured line of credit for as much as $5 million from the Bronfman controlled Israel Discount Bank in 2017. In 2018, this has jumped to a maximum of $25 million.

Kushner Cos. “loaned” another $5 million to $25 million from the Bank of America, for a deal with the Israeli Psagot Investment House. Jared and wife Ivanka Kushner was a direct party to this deal: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... aeli-firms
(archived here: http://archive.is/Gb0xl)


Israel is one of 4 countries that reportedly discussed how to exploit the business interests of Jared Kushner.
Kushner directed a campaign to combat the Obama administration’s 11th-hour effort in December 2016 to pass a UN resolution against Israel’s settlements in occupied Palestinian territory. Kushner allegedly contacted the Russian ambassador in an attempt to sway their UN vote.

Kushner Companies also received at least 4 “loans” from Bank Hapoalim, Israel’s largest bank, which is under investigation of the US Department of Justice for helping US citizens evade taxes through undeclared accounts through its Swiss division.

Shortly before President Donald Trump’s visit to Israel in May 2017, accompanied by Jared Kushner, Menora Mivtachim (one of Israel’s largest insurers) invested $30 million in Kushner Companies.

In 2012, the Kushners and Raz Steinmetz joined forces to buy nearly $190 million worth of apartment buildings in lower Manhattan.
Raz’s uncle, Beny Steinmetz is under investigation in 4 countries - the United States, Israel, Switzerland and Guinea - on charges of bribery and money laundering.

Through the Charles and Seryl Kushner Foundation, the Kushners have also supported several “charities” on the occupied West Bank.
The controversial Bet El Institutions, that supports one of the West Bank’s most radical settlements, received $20,000 from the Kushner Foundation in 2013.
Between 2011 and 2013, the family foundation donated a total of $315,000 to Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF). Until he joined the Trump administration in January 2017, Jared Kushner even served on the FIDF national board: https://www.haaretz.com/us-news/.premiu ... -1.5865165


I’m almost sure it has nothing to do with the festive opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem...
See the US delegation posing with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu before the opening of the new US Embassy in Jerusalem. In the centre is Sara Netanyahu, to her right husband Benjamin Netanyahu, to his right US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Ivanka Trump, and Jared Kushner; 13 May 2018, Jerusalem.
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Re: Dutch message to President Trump

Post by Firestarter » Mon Nov 05, 2018 6:00 pm

For Donald Trump’s inauguration and surrounding events in January 2017, a record of $107 million was raised. Among the top donors to Donald’s inaugural committee was the Zionist billionaire Sheldon G. Adelson, who donated $5 million, and big corporations including Chevron, Boeing and AT&T.

The most controversial spending was the nearly $26 million (the biggest payment) to the event planning firm WIS Media Partners that was founded only 6 weeks before the inauguration by Stephanie Winston Wolkoff.
Winston Wolkoff is a long-time friend of First lady Melania, who attended her 40th birthday party in 2010, and became a senior “unpaid” adviser to the first lady’s official government office. I’m still looking for a similar “unpaid” job…
An operative who worked with the inaugural committee said Winston Wolkoff personally received $1.62 million for her work through her consulting firm.

On top of that security costs alone were estimated at over $100 million paid for by the federal government (the tax payer).

The committee spent heavily on administrative expenses, including $100,000 to long-time associate of Paul Manafort, Rick Gates: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/15/us/p ... riend.html

After this story hit the fan, Stephanie Winston Wolkoff was forced to resign as an adviser to First lady Melania: https://eu.usatoday.com/story/life/2018 ... 376853002/

A mere $95,000 was spent on the 6 hours Melania spent in Cairo, paid to the hotel where she didn’t even stay the night: https://qz.com/1447896/melania-trump-sp ... -in-cairo/


According to The Washington Post, since Trump took office in January 2017, he’s told 6,420 lies in 649 days. During the first 9 months of his presidency, Trump made (only) an average of 5 inaccurate statements per day, but in the past 7 weeks, in the lead up to the US midterm elections, Trump has increased that to about 30 lies a day.

Journalist David Dale described “serial liar” Trump’s recent false statements as “whoppers” that are “complete fabrications”:
What is different about this period, these last couple months, is that he has changed it up and he has introduced a number of whoppers.
Complete fabrications that he had not been uttering before. These are not simply the usual exaggerations with crowd sizes and so on. He is making stuff up in the last couple weeks in a way that I don’t think we’ve seen — even from a serial liar like the president before.

I think in any other context than our roles as objective journalists, we would tell each that that was a lie. So I think if we want to regain the trust that has been lost in media we have to level with readers. We have to be seen to be straight shooters. I think in those cases the word is lie.
https://www.newsweek.com/trump-telling- ... es-1200769

I hope that the media start telling the truth for a change, instead of the one-side propaganda that we’re spoon-fed with. I really wouldn’t want “objective journalists” to lose credibility.
See the panel discussion with David Dale: https://youtu.be/eyXEF05x4gs


As far as I can tell the role of the US in the theatre of world politics is to divert attention from the crimes against humanity orchestrated by the European Royal families.

According to Noam Chomsky, Trump’s task as president is to get all the attention, to distract us from the fact that all the parts of the government that actually do something for the people are dismantled.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQvig0KvUaE
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Trump and Soros

Post by Firestarter » Fri Nov 16, 2018 6:29 pm

I’ve already posted on George Soros’ ties to Donald Trump and Jared Kushner in this thread. Here’s some more.

Just in time for the midterm elections, another migration caravan was staged, with immediate reports that this is funded by “crooked” Hillary Clinton’s friend George Soros.
An organisation that was part of organising the migration caravan, Pueblo Sin Fronteras, was financed by the National Immigration Forum that was funded by George Soros' Open Society Foundation.
Actually National Immigration Forum donated to the parent organisation of “Pueblo” - Centro Sin Fronteras: https://bigleaguepolitics.com/confirmed ... -employer/

This wasn’t the first time that they staged such a Soros funded “migrant caravan” in support of Trump. Can we expect this to happen once again in 2020?

In April of this year, hundreds of Central American migrants were travelling to the US border with Mexico in the hope of getting asylum in the US.
The caravan was organised by the very same Pueblo sin Fronteras (affiliated with George Soros). Also 2 other organisation involved received money from (organisations affiliated with) George Soros: https://www.wnd.com/2018/04/border-cara ... s-express/


In 2004, George Soros invested $160 million for the construction of Trump International Hotel & Tower in Chicago

The Rothschild affiliated Deutsche Bank provided another $650 million to Donald Trump.
The third investor is Blackacre Institutional Capital Management, the real estate arm of the Cerberus hedge fund: http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2004 ... management
(archived here: http://archive.is/gKqj3)


On 10 September 2008, real estate developer Leslie Dick sued both Donald Trump and George Soros (along with 15 other defendants) over the sale of the General Motors Building in Manhattan, New York.
Leslie Dick claimed that Soros gave Macklowe the funds to buy the building, which led to allegations of money laundering. The court case was dismissed “without prejudice” and was terminated on 10 October 2009. The plaintiff could have filed it again, but he didn’t — so Trump and Soros won the case.

In 2009, Donald Trump spent Christmas Eve at a party Nouriel Roubini hosted, where some of the notable guests present were George Soros and CEO of the Blackstone Group Stephen Schwarzman.

In 2011, Trump encouraged conservatives at a 2011 Tea Party to lay off the billionaire “Oh, forget Soros, leave him alone, he’s got enough problems”.

Trump’s Treasury Secretary, Bonesman Steven Mnuchin, has worked for Soros Fund Management LLC and the Soros funded SFM Capital Management: https://www.thedailybeast.com/donald-tr ... ross-money


In July 2017, George Soros and his wife Tamiko Bolton, were present at the Long Island party hosted by Lally Weymouth.
Also present were Ivanka and Jared Kushner, Kellyanne Conway, Carl Icahn, and John Paulson: https://www.politico.com/story/2017/07/ ... ted-240194


In June 2013, Trump hosted a dinner at The Palazzo, Las Vegas (owned by Trump’s biggest campaign financier Sheldon Adelson) for billionaire developer Aras Agalarov, and his son, pop singer Emin Agalarov. Also present were Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen and Ike Kaveladze, an executive of Agalarov's Crocus International.
After the dinner, a group including included Trump, Emin, Nana Meriwether and her date Alex Soros (son of George Soros) went for an after party. Emin chatted with Alex Soros and invited him to Moscow.

The next night, when the Miss USA pageant was staged, Trump hit the stage to announce that the next Miss Universe pageant would be held coming November in Russia. In front of the audience, the Agalarovs and Trump signed the contract for the event.

In November 2013, in Moscow, Aras Agalarov arranged that Putin’s right-hand man, Dmitry Peskov, called him to speak to Donald Trump over the phone.
Peskov invited Trump for the coming Olympics.

Emin Agalarov married the daughter of the president of Azerbaijan, Leyla Aliyeva. Emin was allowed to do a performance at the Moscow Miss Universe show.
Aras Agalarov was “Putin’s Builder”, who was hired to construct the 2012 Asian-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Vladivostok. Later in 2013, Putin would award Agalarov the “Order of Honour of the Russian Federation” medal: https://www.motherjones.com/politics/20 ... l-isikoff/

In 2014, Ivanka also met Emin Agalarov on her visit to Moscow.
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Soros sells Facebook, Goldman and Netflix

Post by Firestarter » Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:01 pm

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Facebook insiders cashed out $13.26 billion of their stock on Day 3 of the Initial Public Offering.
James W. Breyer was the biggest winner and made $6.51 billion by the sale.
Yuri Milner was second with $3.79 billion.
Mark Zuckerberg, made a mere $1.13 billion: http://themillenniumreport.com/2017/11/ ... ing-stake/
The Soros Fund Management (SFM) of George Soros has sold substantial shares of Facebook, Netflix, and Goldman Sachs stock before the shares in these 3 companies came tumbling down, saving $17.7 million (if SFM wouldn’t have sold these shares).
Facebook lost almost 20%, Goldman Sachs nearly 15% and Netflix even dropped 29% of its share price this quarter.

Soros Fund Management owned 159,200 shares of Facebook at the start of the third quarter. By the time the third quarter ended on October 1, SFM had sold all of these shares (the precise date isn’t reported).
On 25 July, Facebook sold at $217.50 a share; the next day, it fell 19% (erasing $120 billion in shareholder wealth). The stock has continued to fall ever since; to $127 per share last Tuesday.

In a distraction move, Facebook admitted that it hired public relations firm Definers Public Affairs to show that its critics are tied to Soros, after the Soros funded Open Society Foundations blasted Facebook for promoting “distortions” about Soros.
Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Soros said that Facebook and Google are "obstacles to innovation" and are a “menace” to society whose "days are numbered".
In November 2017, Soros sold 300,000 shares in Facebook, but then bought them back in the summer of 2018.

In the last 5 weeks, Netflix came down with more than 15%. Soros Fund Management sold 106,400 shares of Netflix in the third quarter, reducing its stake by 89% (by the end of September, SFM held only 13,800 Netflix shares).
This past summer, Netflix sold at a high of more than $418 this has dropped to $262 a share.

Goldman stock began to tumble earlier this month after the Justice Department announced charges against 2 former employees for their role in embezzlement of Malaysian sovereign wealth fund 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB)
Soros Fund Management reduced its stake from 64,814 shares at the end of June to 28,206 shares by the end of September: https://www.barrons.com/articles/george ... 1542801600

This either means that George Soros had advance insider knowledge of the events leading to the crash of these shares or that he’s some sort of financial wizard that is simply better at analysing the data that’s available to everybody...

Here’s another recent distraction story that involves Facebook and Soros: https://forum.davidicke.com/showthread.php?t=323258
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Manafort, Mueller cover-up

Post by Firestarter » Tue Dec 04, 2018 4:49 pm

Serial liar Robert Mueller has found a new way to give his “investigation” the attention it doesn’t deserve by taking the deal with pathological liar Paul Manafort off the table, because he has lied to the FBI “on a variety of subject matters".
Is it surprising that pathological liar Manafort lied? Does Mueller keep these lies unspecified, so he can later come with a new press statement bringing our hopes up that he will finally have something interesting to reveal?

Manafort's (lying) lawyers claim that he provided “truthful information”.
Both sides now agree that there is no reason to delay sentencing (do we get the verdict in the first case, in which Manafort was already found guilty, or do we get the second trial first?): https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-46353111


I regularly see stories with similar “keywords” as the posts I make (which buries them in the internet “search” results). I don’t think that any of the Trump, Infowars an FOX fans will see how ridiculous this story really is.
Dan Bongino wrote a preposterous book that he was allowed to advertise at the David Horowitz Freedom Center last month and that “they” are all against Donald Trump. He says something like that we should all read the book because he actually has reference and we should read the footnotes (or something like that)...
For more on David Horowitz’s connection to the Gatestone Institiute that’s associated with the SCL Group: viewtopic.php?f=27&p=5560#p5477
It's written right here in the Wall Street Journal, on April 17, 2007. Who's the author of this critical Wall Street Journal piece? Glen Simpson and Mary Jacobi, his wife. Glen Simpson, the purveyor of Fusion GPS. The article is called, How Lobbyists Help Ex-Soviets Woo Washington. Folks, I dare you to take a moment and read that piece, put it next to the dossier. It's the same thing. It's the same thing. It's the same story. It was written 11 years ago. Glen Simpson clearly had this information about Russian influence in Washington he wrote 10 years ago. Read the names in the article. Do you know who appears in this article? Paul Manafort, all of these players. So what likely happened after Plan A collapses is, they say listen, let's go to the FISA Court and do this legally, but we need evidence. We don't have evidence. Don't worry, Hillary Clinton's got a guy at Fusion GPS, says he's got a story to tell.
(…)
The names never stop coming up again. Ever. Oleg Deripaska connected to Vladimir Putin who's connected to Adam Waldman, a lobbyist who's emailing and texting Mark Warner, a democrat on the senate committee. Who's Waldman working for too? Christopher Steele, the guy working for Hillary. They're connected to the Russians. The people that show up at the Trump Tower meeting. Veselnitskaya with Don, Jr. and Rinat Akhmetshin. Veselnitskaya works for Fusion GPS on a separate case and Akhmetshin, the other guy, the Russian intel guy that shows up at the Trump Tower meeting, you know who his lawyer is? Edward Lieberman. You know who Lieberman's wife is? Evelyn Lieberman. Bill Clinton's old chief of staff. Read the book folks; it's all laid out for you. So, thanks for your time. I appreciate it. Thank you very much.
https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video ... story.html

If I understand Bongino, he calls the following Wall Street Journal article from April 2017, of the WSJ of Jared Kushner’s and Jacob Rothschild’s good friend Rupert Murdoch, a movie script that they (Robert Mueller) are imitating in “Russiagate”, but changed some names...
The story’s main Russian is Nat Rothschild’s good friend Oleg Deripaska, with a nice supporting role for Dimytro Firtash: http://archive.is/bsiiE

All of the following names - Oleg Deripaska, Adam Waldman, Mark Warner, Vladimir Putin, Christopher Steele, Mueller – from the transcript of Bongino’s silly talk are in the following post: viewtopic.php?f=7&t=1038&start=90#p5204


For a real story on “Russiagate”, that involves the Alfa Bank: viewtopic.php?f=7&t=1038&start=50#p4816
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Michael Cohen - 3 years

Post by Firestarter » Fri Dec 14, 2018 4:34 pm

Trump’s (former) lawyer, Michael Cohen, is not only a long-time friend of Trump associate, Felix Sater, but also a member of the Zionist Chabad cult that’s so close to both Trump’s and Putin’s inner circle.

Michael Cohen pleaded guilty to 9 federal charges of tax evasion, violating campaign finance laws, lying to banks and to Congress.
Cohen was sentenced to 3 years in prison, by the Manhattan federal court judge, for a “veritable smorgasbord" of criminal conduct, including secret payments to women who claimed they had affairs with Trump, lying to Congress about the president’s business dealings with Russia and failing to report millions of dollars in income.

Cohen admitted that he was “weak” like Trump had tweeted; Cohen said:
It was correct but for a much different reason than he was implying. It was because time and time again I felt it was my duty to cover up his dirty deeds. My weakness can be characterized as a blind loyalty to Donald Trump, and I was weak for not having the strength to question and to refuse his demands.

Judge Pauley also sentenced him to 3 years of post-release supervision, a payment of $1.4 million in restitution and forfeit $500,000, and a fine of $50,000 for lying to congress.
Cohen must turn himself in to start serving his sentence by March 6 (why wait 3 months?).

The US Attorney's office in New York revealed it made a non-prosecution agreement with National Enquirer publisher AMI earlier this year for paying former Playboy model Karen McDougal:
As a part of the agreement, AMI admitted that it made the $150,000 payment in concert with a candidate’s presidential campaign, and in order to ensure that the woman did not publicize damaging allegations about the candidate before the 2016 presidential election," prosecutors said. "AMI further admitted that its principal purpose in making the payment was to suppress the woman’s story so as to prevent it from influencing the election.
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/mi ... ng-n946956


No details on Russia and I guess that I am wrong to believe that his association with the Bronfman-linked Squire Patton Boggs firm is more interesting: viewtopic.php?f=7&t=1038&start=100#p5281


Is this Cohen’s punishment for leaking the recorded tape of Donald Trump to the media?!?
In August, 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: viewtopic.php?f=7&t=1038&start=90#p5237
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Flynn spared jail; Kushner’s Mexican award

Post by Firestarter » Wed Dec 19, 2018 5:27 pm

Nothing on Turkey, and I still don’t know who ultimately paid the $535,000 that was funelled through Ekim Alptekin’s Inovo BV to the Flynn Intel Group.

Last week, special cover-up artist Robert Mueller recommended that Flynn be spared jail time, because he helped so well in the “Russia investigation” as well as 2 other (unnamed) matters under investigation by the Justice Department.
Mueller’s memo, which was highly censored, did not offer details on the other “investigations” in which Flynn cooperated.

Michael Flynn’s attorneys asked the federal judge to spare him prison time and instead sentence him to at most 1 year probation and 200 hours of community service.
Flynn's request comes about 1 year after he pleaded guilty to lying to FBI agents about his contacts with the Russian ambassador to the US.

Flynn's attorneys argued that Flynn has done more than 62 hours of interviews with Mueller’s office in 19 meetings and also provided “thousands” of documents to the Justice Department which shows how well he cooperated: https://thehill.com/homenews/administra ... -jail-time



Mexico's president just gave Donald Trump’s son-in-law and presidential adviser Jared Kushner their nation’s greatest award for “saving” NAFTA (renamed USMCA) between the US, Mexico and Canada – induction into the Order of the Aztec Eagle. Presented to him at the Buenos Aires G20 summit.
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The Order of the Aztec Eagle is issued to foreigners, who make a significant contribution to Mexico. Earlier recipients include: Queen Elizabeth II, Bill Gates, Walt Disney and Nelson Mandela.
President Peña Nieto called Kushner a “grand ally of Mexico” and that he deserves recognition for “his significant contributions in achieving the renegotiation … avoiding a unilateral departure by the US from the treaty”: https://www.news.com.au/finance/economy ... d8a6a09598

Hear mumbling fool Jared Kushner trying to give a speech: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_NMcjRUYk0M
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NXIVM, Bronfman

Post by Firestarter » Sat Dec 22, 2018 4:41 pm

In September, Jared Kushner was at a dinner hosted by Haim Saban and Paul Singer at the Pierre hotel In New York, with UN Ambassador Nikki Haley, Patriots owner Bob Kraft, former Time Warner executive Gary Ginsberg, and Charles Bronfman, where they discussed the Israeli-Palestinian peace process: http://jewishinsider.com/14455/saban-an ... eace-team/
(archived here: http://archive.is/fR2V5)


According to the federal prosecutors, Seagram heiress Clare Bronfman has been paying the legal fees of the other prosecuted NXIVM cult members.

One lawyer even instructed a witness to invoke the Fifth Amendment – and said he wouldn’t be “comfortable” representing the witness if she didn’t do so. Probably dealing with facts that could incriminate Clare Bronfman.
This lawyer admitted to the witness that his fees are paid by Bronfman: https://nypost.com/2018/12/03/seagram-h ... osecutors/
(archived here: http://archive.is/am0pR)


In October, Judge Nicholas Garaufis decided that the trial against the NXIVM cult is as a “complex case”. He set 7 January 2019 for a trial date but the trial will probably be postponed for another several months.

At the proceeding, defendants Keith Raniere and Allison Mack were joined by Clare Bronfman, Lauren Salzman and Kathy Russell. Sixth defendant Nancy Salzman was absent due to a recent surgery: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... -2019.html
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Trump administration aims for full censorship

Post by Firestarter » Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:56 pm

I guess that full censorship of all and every media that dare criticise Fuhrer Trump, will really “Make America Great Again”!

In Europe we effectively have no right to access information; as a result our media is effectively blind…
Obviously Donald Trump plans to “Make America Great Again” by hiding human rights violations from the public.

Last Friday, the Trump administration officials took steps to crack down on transparency at one of the largest US federal agencies, the interior department, proposing changes that could make it harder for the public to obtain records of agency dealings that is guaranteed by law under the Freedom of Information Act (Foia).

The proposal would allow the interior department to reject Foia requests that it considers “unreasonably burdensome”.
The interior department oversees hundreds of millions of acres of public land, including national parks.

Daniel Jorjani, former employee of the Koch-brother-backed conservative group Freedom Partners, signed off on the proposed revisions.
In recent months, records uncovered through Foia have revealed the department’s close ties with energy industry groups and ethics violations among top officials.

Jeremy Nichols of WildEarth Guardians responded:
This is a war on transparency.
This is a calculated attempt to shield the interior department from scrutiny, to shield it from watchdogs, and to shield it from accountability.
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/201 ... ia-changes


President Donald Trump has slammed the Pentagon's inspector-general for releasing reports about the Army’s failings in Iraq and Afghanistan because transparency is against his policy.
Trump told acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan he wanted to stop the “insane”practice of releasing reports about the Pentagon to the public; “they should be private reports and be locked up”:
What kind of stuff is this? We're fighting wars, and they're doing reports and releasing it to the public. Now the public means the enemy.

Last year, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), also revealed the Pentagon had wasted at least $15.5 billion in Afghanistan since 2008: https://www.rt.com/usa/447970-trump-pub ... og-insane/


President Donald Trump has proposed creating a government-run TV network that would broadcast globally to show the world how great America is.
Trump tweeted:
Throughout the world, CNN has a powerful voice portraying the United States in an unfair and false way. Something has to be done, including the possibility of the United States starting our own Worldwide Network to show the World the way we really are, GREAT!

There are already several US government-run TV and radio broadcasters overseen by the US Agency for Global Media - Voice of America, Radio Free Europe, Office of Cuba Broadcasting, Radio Free Asia, and Middle East Broadcasting Networks.
Agency for Global Media describes its overarching goals as:
1. Expanding freedom of information and expression, which are universally acknowledged as key to free, open, democratic societies, which in turn support American interests through stability, peace, alliances, and trade;
2. Communicating America's democratic experience and values, which serves the same purpose. In covering the United States, we open a window onto democracy in action.

Trump's White House recently revoked CNN correspondent Jim Acosta's press pass after Trump called Acosta "a rude, terrible person".
A federal judge subsequently ordered the Trump administration to reinstate Acosta's credentials. Even Rupert Murdoch’s Fox News supported CNN against the White House in that legal dispute: https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/201 ... merica-is/
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Ronn Torossian and the Chabad

Post by Firestarter » Thu Jan 24, 2019 4:53 pm

It´s amazing; I´ve found a story on a member of the Chabad - like Felix Sater, Tamir Sapir, Michael Cohen and Jared Kushner – PR-agent Ronn Torossian, who seems to be connected to just about all of the major players in the scandals that surround Donald Trump.
This shows that the Chabad movement really is at the centre of the Trump saga: viewtopic.php?f=7&t=1038&start=20#p4402

Ronn Torossian´s colleague Hank Sheinkopf, who counted Bill Clinton (again a Trump-connection!) among his clients, was even ordained a rabbi in 2011 by Rabbi Yitzchak Yehuda Yaroslavsky of Kfar Chabad, the Lubavitch enclave in Israel.

In 2011, Torossian and Ofer Biton were accused of blackmailing prominent Kabbalah rabbi Yoshiyahu Yosef Pinto. Torossian has denied and was never charged.
Biton was also accused of funnelling donations from the rabbi’s followers to Michael Grimm. Pinto, Grimm and Biton were all sentenced to prison. After Grimm´s prison sentence was over he ran for his old House seat endorsed by none other than the SCL Group´s Steve Bannon: viewtopic.php?f=27&t=1398&start=10#p5488

Torossian has been working for Felix Sater, who said:
At the highest level of intensity that any client may have, Ronn is still 10 times more intense.
See Torossian with Sater.
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Torossian was first introduced to Trump’s long-time lawyer Michael Cohen through Trump pal and early Torossian client Stewart Rahr. Another client of his, Gene Freidman, also arranged for him to meet Cohen.
Last year, Freidman was indicted on fraud and larceny charges related to his taxi business. Freidman reportedly managed a fleet of taxis owned by Cohen.

In 2014, Torossian and the Leningrad-born Freidman were at a wedding at a Brighton Beach steakhouse with Alfa Bank co-founder and Russian oligarch Mikhail Fridman.
The Alfa Bank was famously caught communicating with Spectrum Health (of the Devos family) and the Trump Organization during the 2016 presidential election: viewtopic.php?f=7&t=1038&start=60#p4908

In 2012, Paul Manafort and his lieutenant Rick Gates approached Torossian in 2012 and tried to hire him with money from offshore accounts to lobby for the government of Ukraine, an offer Torossian has said he rejected.
For more on Paul Manafort: viewtopic.php?f=7&t=1038&start=30

And Torossian has also worked for the Turkish government, which still denies the Armenian genocide.
Torossian’s father is Armenian, but he explained:
I am Jewish. I am American born and raised in a Jewish home, and proudly educate my children in Jewish day schools. I do not and never have considered myself to be Armenian.

Paolo Zampolli, UN ambassador for Dominica is also a friend of Ronn Torossian. Zampolli describes him as a “unique character” and a “mastermind”: viewtopic.php?f=7&t=1485#p5745

When Moshe Lax, a former business partner of Ivanka Trump who introduced her to Jared Kushner, was accused of financial misconduct he hired Torossian to make a video in response.
Torossian’s children go to the same New York private school that Ivanka and Jared Kushner’s children attended before they moved to Washington.

Trump’s longest-serving non-official adviser Roger Stone, has also worked with Torossian: https://israelpalestinenews.org/meet-th ... hing-else/
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