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Wilbur Ross - ArcelorMittal

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It would be obvious that if Donald is the first steel president in a long, long time that his February visit to India was all about steel?!?
India is the world's third-largest steelmaker, but its steel exports have fallen with 46%, according to the Peterson Institute.

US President Donald Trump accompanied by amongst other Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross was expected to meet a group of Indian CEOs, including Sunil Bharti Mittal (Chairman of Bharti Airtel), N. Chandrasekaran (Chairman of Tata Sons and Baba Kalyani), and Lakshmi N. Mittal (Chairman of ArcelorMittal, and business partner of Wilbur Ross): https://www.businesstoday.in/current/ec ... 96781.html

Who could have guessed that Donald Trump’s handler, long-time Rothschild banker, and Donald’s Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross was also a steel magnate, who with his (former) business partners profit from Donald’s steel tariffs (designed by Wilbur himself!)?!?

On 1 March 2017, Wilbur Ross resigned from the board of directors of the largest steel manufacturer in the world, ArcelorMittal. With factories in the USA and Brazil (also exempted from Trump’s steel tariffs) to profit from the steel tariffs.
Ross held $750,000 to $1.5 million in ArcelorMittal and, while he promised to divest his stake, he didn’t say how fast.

Wilbur Ross reported that he was on ArcelorMittal’s board since 2008, and that he earned about $107,000 in “director fees” in 2016.
According to ArcelorMittal’s SEC filing, Ross was a director since 2005 and earned $171,000 in 2016 and $180,000 in 2015.

The biggest stake in ArcelorMittal (Luxembourg-based) is held by its chairman and CEO, the Indian Lakshmi Mittal (living in the UK, where else?!).
Mittal has also been a board member of Goldman Sachs since 2008.

From 2013 to 2015, ArcelorMittal has lobbied for more than $3.5 million to get the Keystone XL pipeline approved.
ArcelorMittal has sold huge amounts of steel for the Keystone XL pipeline. Most of it sold to Welspun Tubular in Arkansas from its plant in Bremen (Germany).

In the early 2000s, Ross bought up distressed American steel firms, and merged them under the name International Steel Group (ISG).
In February 2002, ISG purchased LTV Group’s steel division. A couple of weeks later, President George W. Bush suddenly announced new tariffs on imported steel. Ross has later sort of admitted that he knew these tariffs were coming!

In late 2004, Ross sold ISG to Ispat Steel (located in the Netherlands, where else!?), that renamed itself Mittal Steel. Ross and the other investors earned about $2 billion in the deal. Ross was appointed to its board in 2005.
In 1995, Lakshmi Mittal had bought Ispat Steel for 1 GBP and then bankrupted it, so he wouldn’t have to pay its debts.

In 2006, Mittal (already the world’s largest steel company) merged with Luxembourg’s Arcelor (the second-largest steel company in the world) into ArcelorMittal – still the world’s largest steelmaker producing 10% of the world’s steel: http://archive.is/aIFeb

White House spokesperson Lindsay Walters said: “Secretary Ross is leading the administration’s approach on steel”.

In 2002, Wilbur Ross and his investing partners bought up US steel companies in financial trouble, including LTV Corp., Weirton, and Bethlehem Steel.
When Mittal bought Wilbur & Co’s ISG, Forbes listed Mittal as the third richest billionaire in the world.

Ross made a 12-fold gain on his initial investment, his profits boosted by not paying steel workers’ pensions nor cleaning up the pollution caused by the steel factories, which would cost hundreds of millions of dollars.
The bankruptcy court allowed ISG to acquire the steel assets without paying to clean up the pollution left at the sites. The US government demanded $162 million from Bethlehem Steel to clean 9 of its Superfund sites, but the bankrupted company negotiated a deal that was worth “three-tenths of a cent on the dollar”.

After ISG sold it to Mittal, Sparrows Point was in turn sold in 2008 to Russia’s largest steel company, Severstal, run by Alexei Mordashov (who has been reported as Russia’s richest man and present at the 2011 Bilderberg meeting).
In 2011, Mordashov sold Sparrows Point to the American Renco Group, whose founder and chair is none other than ultra-Zionist Ira Rennert: https://theintercept.com/2018/03/05/ste ... pollution/

I had earlier posted about Rennert here: https://www.lawfulpath.com/forum/viewto ... 488&#p5488

I had earlier posted on Rothschild business partner, Prince Charles’ “acquaintance”, ArcelorMittal CEO Lakshmi Mittal here: https://www.lawfulpath.com/forum/viewto ... 359&p=4935
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Donald in India

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India is the Trump Organization's second-largest market outside of North America.
The Trump family has been intimately involved in all facets of some Indian projects, when government regulations threatened one deal; Donald Trump Jr. intervened directly with a high-level official. These deals produced royalties of up to $11 million between 2014 and 2017.

After winning the election in 2016, Trump refused to fully separate from the Trump Organization. He placed his holdings in a trust. Trump, who donates his presidential salary to support federal agencies, can withdraw money from the trust without the public’s knowledge.

In November 2016, a week after winning the election, Trump met with 3 Indian business partners – the brothers Chordia and their partner Kalpesh Mehta - at Trump Tower in New York.
See Eric Trump, Ivanka Trump, Atul Chordia, Donald Trump, Sagar Chordia, Donald Trump Jr.

Trump’s subsidiaries for his business in India were incorporated through a third-party registration agent in Delaware — according to the Institute for Economic and Tax Policy a state that is an “onshore tax haven” and a “magnet” for anonymous shell companies. This structure makes it almost impossible to follow the flow of finances between the Trump Organization and its Indian partners.

Trump’s first major partner in India was Harresh Mehta (“Harresh bhai” or “Brother Harresh”), founder of Rohan, who has close connections to the most powerful elected officials in the state. Their partnership was arranged through Kalpesh Mehta (no relation to Harresh), then a graduate of the Wharton School, where Trump, Donald Jr., and Ivanka all received their undergraduate degrees.

After working for the Carlyle Group in New York, Kalpesh became a vice president in Lehman’s real estate private equity division in India.
In 2008, Mehta acquired the rights to one of Mumbai’s largest slum-redevelopment projects, in Golibar. The project was financed with $175 million from Lehman Brothers, arranged by Kalpesh, just before it went under.
In 2010, Kalpesh was hired by Brother Harresh, as director of Rohan Developers Private Limited and at least 3 other companies owned by the Mehta family.

The problem was that the 125-acre Golibar plot was home to 26,000 families.
So representatives of Rohan made threats to chase these poor families away.
The Panvalkars refused to leave, but then his family’s second-floor apartment was set on fire; according to Panvalkar: “Mehta wanted the building to be burned so we would be forced to vacate”.

Through illegal permits, Rohan could begin work on one-half of the plot.
After their permits were refused, Donald Jr., Harresh Mehta, and Kalpesh Mehta met with Prithviraj Chavan to lobby for the Trump Tower project, but Chavan refused to grant them a “special concession” to approve something “blatantly illegal”.

In January 2018, Mehta launched another Trump project in India, in Gurgaon, in partnership with Basant Bansal.
The Bansal family were accused of tax evasion in 2008 and in 2011, after a lavish $20 million wedding party Basant Bansal held for his daughter on a Turkish island, evidence was found that the Bansals were hiding some $70 million. The Trumps obviously didn’t mind.
Since 2014, following Modi’s election, the Bansals were part of Modi’s official business trips to Russia and Japan.

In April 2012, Donald Jr. travelled to Pune for another brand-licensing deal, for twin residential Trump Towers, with Panchshil Realty of the brothers Atul and Sagar Chordia. The Chordia brothers are closely tied to Sharad Pawar, a powerful politician in India, president of the Nationalist Congress Party (his daughter, Supriya Sule, owns stake in Panchshil).

In September 2013, another Trump project in India was launched with one of India’s wealthiest men, Mangal Prabhat Lodha, founder of the Lodha Group.
In 2015, the Lodha Group had nearly 80 subsidiaries and associates in India and offshore holdings in Jersey, Mauritius, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. In February 2018, the investigation into money-laundering was closed, because they “did not find anything suspicious”.

According to Rep. Gerry Connolly:
What you’re looking at — especially in India where he has extensive holdings — is more than problematic. It raises very serious conflicts of interest questions. The fact that his two sons run the day-to-day operations of the business that hardly separates it from him politically or financially.

Trump-branded projects in Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Panama have also shown that Trump partnered with businesses with ties to criminal activity: http://archive.is/0f0WQ
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Wilbur, Corona, Invesco, Facebook

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Why oh why would President Donald push anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine as a cure for the far from fatal “novel” coronavirus?!? Some say it’s because Trump owns a stake in French pharma giant Sanofi, which manufacturers hydroxychloroquine!

Maybe more interesting is that Sanofi's largest shareholders include Fisher Asset Management, the investment company of major Trump donor Ken Fisher.

But then again Trump isn’t the most interesting crook in the Trump administration - that would be long-time Rothschild banker Donald’s Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, who once chaired Invesco (check for Invesco!).
Invesco owns a stake in both Sanofi and Mylan (that also produces hydroxychloroquine): https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/busin ... 18801.html

Wilbur’s Invesco was also a business partner of none other than Donald’s son-in-law Jared Kushner. In March 2017, it was reported that Kushner Companies, RFR Realty and LIVWRK are buying out their partner Invesco in Dumbo Heights in a $600 million deal.
In 2013, Kushner, RFR, LIVWRK and Invesco partnered in buying the former Jehovah’s Witnesses buildings for $375 million. Reportedly Invesco owned 90% of the equity stake at the time: https://therealdeal.com/2017/03/30/kush ... o-heights/

It looks like just about all of the good blogs get deleted by Wordpress.
Earlier this year, Dean Henderson’s hendersonlefthook.wordpress.com was (also) deleted…

I guess it’s possible that this had something to do with the less flattering information he posted on President Donald and his handler British Crown agent Wilbur Ross.

In 2006, WL Ross & Co. became a subsidiary of Invesco, Ltd and Wilbur Ross was chosen as Invesco CEO.
Invesco was owned by the London-based Britannia Arrow, which also controlled Montagu Investment Management of prominent Zionist banker Samuel Montagu.
In 2007, Invesco moved its headquarters to Atlanta and began buying up investment funds including Morgan Stanley’s retail business, Van Kampen Investments, Guggenheim Investments, and Oppenheimer Funds.

In 2012, Invesco acquired NBNK and Wilbur became its Chairman. NBNK was founded in 2010 by City of London insiders including Lord Peter Levene. Levene chairs Starr Underwriting Agents Ltd. and sits on the boards of General Dynamics UK, China Construction Bank, Eurotunnel and Haymarket Media Group.
In 2012, NBNK vice-chair became Sir David Walker, former chairman at Reuters, Morgan Stanley and Barclays. Walker had previously been assistant UK Treasury Secretary, chair of the Securities & Investment Board and executive director for finance and industry at the Bank of England. Walker was deputy chairman at Lloyd’s Bank and in 1994 joined the Rockefeller Foundation-created Group of Thirty in Washington DC.

Walker was also on the Board at the UK IP Institute (the UK equivalent of the US Patent Office).
A fellow UK IP Institute board member was Sir Robin B. Nicholson who founded SERCO with Sir Geoffrey E. Pattie.

NBNK funnelled money from Goldman Sachs and the British nobility into the Facebook IPO, which went public in May 2012: http://web.archive.org/web/202001031905 ... lbur-ross/

It was Brit-American Soviet born “Sir” Len Blavatnik’s Accel, former business partner of Skull & Bones member Steve Mnuchin, who won the most money in the Facebook IPO: https://www.lawfulpath.com/forum/viewto ... 5303#p5303

Firestarter wrote: Thu Jun 27, 2019 4:44 pmIn November 2017, Ross confirmed in writing that he had divested everything he promised, but... he was lying.
Ross still held more than $10 million worth of stock in financial firm Invesco and call options in the Sun Bancorp bank, but only the next month Ross got rid of his interests in both. Invesco stock rose during this period...
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Re: Dutch message to President Trump

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Trump fans are really happy with the following news.

The Justice Department is dropping the criminal case against President Donald Trump's first resigned national security adviser, Michael Flynn.
Never mind that Flynn has pleaded guilty, after he lied to the FBI about his conversations with Russian Ambassador Kislyak, in which Flynn asked Russia not to retaliate against the U.S. for the sanctions.

Since Trump selected the crooked lawyer William Barr for Attorney General, Barr has been busy covering up for the corrupt Trump associates.
Barr appointed US Attorney Jeff Jensen of St. Louis to investigate cover-up Flynn’s case. Not surprisingly, Jensen formally recommended dropped the case against Flynn, which Barr happily did.

In February, Barr overruled prosecutors in the case of long-time Trump adviser Roger Stone for a more lenient sentence: http://archive.is/we3On
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Re: Dutch message to President Trump

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We all know that Bill Clinton was a terrible crook, who pardoned criminals.
President Donald doesn’t let it come that far as he has assigned William Barr as Attorney General to release Trump cronies, without Donald himself having to issue pardons!

After it was reported that Michael Cohen would be released from jail, the charges against Michael Flynn were dropped.
Michael Cohen has still not been released...

Now Paul Manafort has been released after he was sentenced to 7.5 years in prison in March 2019. He had been in prison since the summer of 2018, when the judge denied him bail.
Manafort was released over his supposed “high risk” for corona. Even though there are no “confirmed coronavirus” cases at FCI Loretto (where he was jailed). So while corona gets Trump cronies a get out jail free card, it has effectively locked the rest us of up in a form of “martial law”!

Paul Manafort is of course Donald Trump’s one-time presidential campaign chairman, who once hired the Podesta group to lobby on behalf of the Ukraine.
The criminal sentence of Manafort’s long-time deputy, Rick Gates, who would spend 45 days in jail, was also “suspended indefinitely”.

Trump’s long-time former adviser Roger Stone has for some reason had his 40 month sentence on charges including lying to congress and witness tampering delayed for 30 days.

Even Michael Avenatti, who advised Clare Bronfman (who still hasn’t spent a single day in prison) and represented Stormy Daniels, was also released over the threat of COVID-19 exposure.

In March and April, Attorney General William Barr ordered the Bureau of Prisons to release eligible criminals (at risk for the non-fatal COVID-19).
It is not clear based on what criteria the Bureau of Prisons releases criminals from jail, but as far as I can tell white board criminals get preferential treatment: http://archive.is/1xGQd
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Donald signs Executive Orders

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Maybe you’ve heard about the supposed fight between “twitter president” Donald Trump and Twitter. Much to do about nothing, but it did lead to a new presidential Executive Order.

Our wonderful media have reported that it’s either about protecting free speech or censorship.
In the Executive Order this is described as follows:
Websites of any size should lose all Section 230 protections if they don’t follow their terms of service or provide sufficient notice when removing content
As the EO is aimed at “any website or application that allows users to create and share content or engage in social networking, or any general search engine”, it could be used against the small forums that go “too” far in allowing “free speech”, which is the opposite as what President Donald claims (protecting free speech).

First a draft EO was leaked, but the final Executive Order was substantially altered and includes the following troubling policy proposals:
The Attorney General should judge whether any websites receiving advertising money from the government are “problematic vehicles for government speech” because of “viewpoint discrimination”
The Federal Trade Commission should investigate websites for deceptive advertising based on their terms of service
This could very well be the main reason for this EO, as this gives Donald’s AG William Barr the authority to decide which websites will receive money from the government. This could be especially important in an election year!

It will take another 60 days before the Secretary of Commerce (Wilbur Ross) with Attorney General (Bill Barr) will ask the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to propose regulations. Congress can still veto this proposal and a court could also strike it down: https://www.theverge.com/2020/5/29/2127 ... lysis-bias

I’m more surprised that it took so long (in the third year of Donald’s presidency) than that this was done.
I’ve posted on the connections from the Trump/Kushner crime syndicate to steel barons that make less profit because of some silly environmental concerns before: viewtopic.php?f=7&t=1038&start=140#p14845

On 4 June, President Donald signed an Executive Order (EO) that allows federal agencies to ignore regulations from the National Environmental Policy Act and the Endangered Species Act on new large infrastructure projects.
At the same time, Donald’s Environmental Protection Agency is proposing a new rule that would circumvent the Clean Air Act so they can ignore public health in their cost-benefit analyses.

President Donald’s 4 June EO could be used to approve new pipelines, highways and mines.
President Donald is using an “emergency” declaration to help those “poor” owners of (amongst others) mines through the COVID-19 “pandemic”. Maybe this is another reason to keep the “pandemic” going for as long as Donald can...

Some argue that poor communities (including non-whites) will disproportionally become the victim of bypassing regulation like this. There are more stories on the environmental damage that this will cause than criticism of the Trump administration and their obvious conflict of interests.
Lauren Pagel of Earthworks Policy commented:
President Trump is exploiting a global pandemic to further marginalize voices calling for a more just and equitable society. Today's Executive Order is another example in far too long a list of how this Administration runs roughshod over our basic values: an attempt to deliberately silence people in decisions that immediately impact their lives.
https://www.npr.org/2020/06/04/87009827 ... -emergency
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Rick Perry – Ukrainegate

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The Ukraine just keeps popping up in this thread!
After Bilderberg attendee Rick Perry became Donald’s Energy Secretary, he had to resign on 1 December 2019. This looks to be (again) about the Ukraine: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rick_Perry

Perry attended Volodymyr Zelensky's May 2019 inauguration as the new Ukraine president.
In a meeting during that trip, Perry handed president Zelensky a list of 4 people he recommended as energy advisers. One of the 4 names was his long-time backer Michael Bleyzer. Rick Perry told Zelenskiy that he was close to him…
The recommendation was made when Zelensky was trying to get $400 million in U.S. military aid.

A week later, Bleyzer and his partner Alex Cranberg offered $53 million to drill for oil and gas at the large government-controlled site Varvynska. The competing bidder, UkrGasVydobuvannya (UGV) offered more than $60 million.
But Bleyzer’s and Cranberg’s newly created joint venture, Ukrainian Energy, was awarded the lucrative 50-year contract anyway only a month after Perry had visited the Ukraine.

Bleyzer and Perry’s ties go back at least a decade. In 2009, as governor of Texas, Perry appointed Bleyzer to serve on a Texas state advisory board overseeing state funding to emerging technology ventures.
In 2010, Bleyzer donated $30,000 to Perry’s campaign for Texas governor.

In 2008, Bleyzer’s company hired Rudy Giuliani’s then Houston-based Bracewell & Giuliani, for assistance in acquiring cable holdings in 16 Ukrainian cities.
In 2008, Bleyzer also donated $2,300 to Giuliani’s presidential campaign.

In November 2018, before Zelensky, at an energy industry conference in Kyiv, Rick Perry spoke highly of Cranberg’s expertise.
Both Cranberg and Bleyzer were in the room, along with several American and Ukrainian energy industry officials.

Cranberg is a large Republican donor, who provided Perry the use of a corporate jet during his failed 2012 presidential bid. In 2011, Governor Perry appointed Cranberg to serve 6 years on the state university system’s board of regents.
Cranberg and his wife each donated $50,000 April 2019 to Trump Victory: https://apnews.com/6d8ae551fb884371a2a592ed85a74426

Rick Perry on his May 2019 visit to the Ukraine for Zelensky’s inauguration was joined by a delegation that included Gordon Sondland, Kurt Volker and Sen. Ron Johnson.
Gordon Sondland testified that President Donald Trump conditioned his visit to Ukraine’s president on the condition that he would get something in return a “quid pro quo” (like a nice gas/oil deal?). Those terms were “no secret” in the Trump administration, people who knew included Rick Perry, Vice President Mike Pence, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney.

Sondland also assumes that $391 million in military aid to Ukraine was frozen, so that Trump would get something in return and then the “hold on military aid would be lifted” (The Art of the deal?): http://archive.is/TzdqZ

For some reason, Joe’s son Hunter Biden’s board membership on the Ukrainian Burisma is the Ukraine story that gets the most attention from our wonderful media.
After British “Senior Executive Services” agent Bernie Sanders dropped out of the presidential race, former Vice-President Joe Biden will run “against” poor Donald. They can basically use the same campaign strategy of poor Donald against the whole establishment that couldn’t find a more popular candidate in the whole USA than “creepy” Joe Biden or “crooked” Hillary Clinton to run against him!

There are many links from the same corporations (for example Goldman Sachs), corrupt elite to Biden and Trump.
Maybe even more interesting is that Tiffany Trump (Donald's “other” daughter) and Naomi Biden, daughter of Joe’s son Hunter, are best friends.
See Tiffany Trump with her friend Naomi Biden.

Tiffany and Naomi graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2016. The ceremony was attended by Joe Biden and Donald Trump, who was running for president at the time: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/arti ... ntauk.html
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Re: Rick Perry – Ukrainegate

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Rick Perry was instructed by President Donald to work with Rudy Giuliani on the Ukraine.

Ukrainian-American Michael Bleyzer suggested to Perry to tell president Zelensky that “corruption” is the reason that U.S. investments and energy development in Ukraine are blocked.
Perry pressed Zelensky for reforms in Ukraine’s energy industry and that state-owned energy company Naftogaz was the primary source of corruption and should be broken up.

Perry denied the media reports, that he had tried to get Amos Hochstein, an Obama administration diplomat who had worked closely with Joe Biden, fired from the board of Naftogaz.
Perry did admit that he recommended “well-known energy experts who might be useful to” Naftogaz.

Naftogaz was also a target for 2 associates of Giuliani, Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman: http://archive.is/vSJfo

As Governor of Texas, Rick Perry already showed his entanglement with corporate cronyism (what is pay-to-play?).
In one of those strange coincidences, Perry’s former campaign manager Jeff Miller is now a lobbyist for Alex Cranberg’s company and visited Perry’s Energy Department more than 10 times.

Governor Perry always treated his donors kindly.
By 2010, 20 of the 55 companies that received grants from Perry’s Texas Enterprise Fund had donated to his campaign or his Republican Governors Association. Those companies had donated (only) $2.2 million but received a windfall of $175 million in taxpayer money.
One $30 million grant even went to an energy group that never existed.

In 2011, Texas billionaire Harold Simmons, who had donated $1.2 million to Perry, got his radioactive waste dump approved, even though some staffers strongly objected.

Of the almost 4,000 appointees by Governor Perry, more than a quarter were political donors. From 2001 to 2010, those 921 appointees (some got multiple jobs) gave Perry more than $17 million, about 20% of the total Perry’s campaigns raised since 2001: https://www.texasobserver.org/rick-perr ... o-ukraine/

As Rick Perry has been replaced as Energy Secretary by his long-time deputy, Dan Brouillette, big money interests will continue to control the Department of Energy.
When Brouillette came to Texas in 2006 to lobby for USAA, he quickly became close to Governor Perry, and raised tens of thousands of dollars for Perry’s campaigns: https://www.houstonchronicle.com/busine ... 240445.php

Is it strange that Rick Perry was both in business with energy and with big pharma corporations?
Or is this not more than logical as the same elite that control energy control health care?!?

In February 2007, Rick Perry (as Governor of Texas) issued an executive order mandating that Texas girls get poisoned with the HPV vaccine starting in September 2008, even though there isn’t a shred of evidence that the human papilloma virus causes cervical cancer (or any other form of cancer), let alone evidence that HPV vaccines prevent cancer…
In May 2007, the Texas Legislature passed a bill to undo the order.

Some opponents were quick to point out that Rick Perry has strong ties to pharmaceutical giant, vaccine pusher Merck & Co. – producer of the best known HPV vaccine Gardasil.
The Merck PAC donated $28,500 to Perry from 2001 to 2007.

Possibly an even more interesting tie to Merck is that Perry’s former chief of staff, Mike Toomey, was a lobbyist for Merck when Perry signed the Gardasil executive order in 2007. Toomey is also a co-founder of the pro-Perry super PAC Make Us Great Again (MUGA?), which can funnel unlimited funds to Perry campaigns: http://archive.is/zHjC

Perry’s (new) Chief of staff Deirdre Delisi met Mike Toomey at least 3 times in the 6 months before Rick Perry signed the Gardasil Executive Order.
Delisi even met with Merck lobbyists the same day Merck donated $5,000 to Perry and another $5,000 total to 8 state representatives.

Merck mainly used Women in Government to funnel money to corrupt politicians (also to sponsor legislation in other states that would make Gardasil mandatory for schoolgirls).
In one of those strange coincidences, Deirdre Delisi's mother-in-law, Dianne White Delisi, was a Texas state representative in 2007: https://web.archive.org/web/20110716133 ... perry.html

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Re: Donald signs Executive Orders

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On Friday, Attorney General Bill Barr unexpectedly announced that Geoffrey S. Berman, US attorney for the Southern District of New York was stepping down to be replaced by U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Jay Clayton.
After Geoffrey Berman publicly refused to step down, today Barr sent him a letter that he was fired by President Donald because you have “chosen public spectacle over public service.
Because you have declared that you have no intention of resigning, I have asked the President to remove you as of today, and he has done so.


After this letter, Berman stepped down...
Donald Trump has denied that he was involved in firing Berman.

Berman, who contributed to Donald´s election campaign, has worked for the same law firm as Rudy Giuliani before being appointed by then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions in January 2018, months after U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara was fired.

Geoffrey Berman appears to have been fired for investigating Trump cronies a little too serious...
Berman has prosecuted or brought charges against: 1) Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen; 2) Rudy Giuliani associates Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman. Berman also investigated Giuliani himself.
Berman's office also brought charges against Michael Avenatti, the lawyer who is best known for representing porn actress Stormy Daniels but has also advised the notorious Clare Bronfman.

It was also Geoffrey Berman, who charged Trump’s paedophile buddy Jeffrey Epstein, who was then arrested and died in prison of a supposed suicide under the responsibility of AG William Barr.
Maybe the most damaging is that Berman continued the investigation after Epstein was suicide and declared that Epstein’s close friend Prince Andrew had “provided zero co-operation” in his investigation (despite promising to do so). His office even formally requested that the US Department of Justice would ask the British Home Office so Randy Andy could be questioned as a witness: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... erman.html

For more on Jeffrey Epstein: viewtopic.php?f=7&t=1485

A tremendous amount of money is being pumped into the economy in a short period of time because of the crisis caused by the reaction to the coronavirus “pandemic”. Because, as some argue, basically all politicians are as corrupt as lawyers, it is necessary that we know where the billions of taxpayer dollars are going to...

The Senate’s Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship asked Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin when the American taxpayers or Congress get a list of the companies that received funds through the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).
Mnuchin answered that this information is “confidential” and “proprietary” can’t be disclosed. To ensure that they can provide money to whomever they like.

In a strange twist the wife of National Economic Council Chairman Larry Kudlow has applied for a PPP loan.

That loan recipients of the Paycheck Protection Program won’t be disclosed makes it possible to funnel away hundreds of billions of dollars to causes that could have been better spent elsewhere and, of course, any time the government is handing out money, this can be used for corruption: https://eu.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2 ... 187342001/

Firestarter wrote: Wed Jun 10, 2020 4:23 pmMaybe you’ve heard about the supposed fight between “twitter president” Donald Trump and Twitter. Much to do about nothing, but it did lead to a new presidential Executive Order.


First a draft EO was leaked, but the final Executive Order was substantially altered and includes the following troubling policy proposals:
The Attorney General should judge whether any websites receiving advertising money from the government are “problematic vehicles for government speech” because of “viewpoint discrimination”
The Federal Trade Commission should investigate websites for deceptive advertising based on their terms of service
This could very well be the main reason for this EO, as this gives Donald’s AG William Barr the authority to decide which websites will receive money from the government. This could be especially important in an election year!
This appears to be THE main part of the bill (new legislation to be entered into Section 230 of the Communications Act of 1934)...
‘’(3) GOOD FAITH.—For the purposes of this subsection, a provider of an interactive computer service—
‘‘(A) acts in good faith if the provider acts with an honest belief and purpose, observes fair dealing standards, and acts without fraudulent intent; and

‘‘(B) does not act in good faith if the provider takes an action that includes—
‘‘(i) the intentionally selective enforcement of the terms of service of the interactive computer service, including the intentionally selective enforcement of policies of the provider relating to restricting access to or availability of material;
‘‘(ii) enforcing the terms of service of the interactive computer service, including enforcing policies of the provider to restrict access to or availability of material, against a user by employing an algorithm that selectively enforces those terms, if the provider knows, or acts in reckless disregard of the fact, that the algorithm selectively enforces those terms;

‘‘(iii) the intentional failure to honor a public or private promise made by, or on behalf of, the provider; or
‘‘(iv) any other intentional action taken by the provider without an honest belief and purpose, without observing fair dealing standards, or with fraudulent intent.’’;
https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_ ... ns_Act.pdf

So now the crooked courts can decide when Donald Trump is “selectively” insulted…
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Re: Diller, Kushner - Bronfman, Israel Discount Bank

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While the Trump supporting media are claiming that just about all the media are against “poor” Donald (!), I still haven’t found a better story on the internet on the firing of US Attorney Geoffrey Berman than the Daily Mail article (!) from my last post in this thread...

On 30 April 2020, Geoffrey Berman announced a deferred prosecution agreement against Israel's largest bank Bank Hapoalim, for helping to hide assets in offshore accounts and helping to bribe FIFA officials (the body that controls international soccer).
Bank Hapoalim settled the 2 cases for more than $900 million. Berman commented:
Israel's largest bank, Bank Hapoalim, and its Swiss subsidiary have admitted not only failing to prevent but actively assisting U.S. customers to set up secret accounts, to shelter assets and income, and to evade taxes. The combined payment approaching $1 billion reflects the magnitude of the tax evasion by the Bank's U.S. customers, the size of the fees the Bank collected to provide this illegal service, and the gravity of the illegal conduct.

In the first case, Bank Hapoalim helped launder millions in bribes and kickbacks paid to officials in FIFA. Between 2010 and 2015, Hapoalim’s Miami branch laundered illicit payments to FIFA officials, including former head of Colombian football and a member of FIFA’s executive committee Luis Bedoya. In 2015, Bedoya was banned from international soccer and was (is?) awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty pleading guilty to racketeering and wire fraud.
Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowsk commented:
For nearly five years, Bank Hapoalim employees used the U.S. financial system to launder tens of millions of dollars in bribe payments to corrupt soccer officials in multiple countries.

In the second case, Bank Hapoalim pleaded guilty to aiding U.S. customers in setting up accounts under false names to evade taxes on more than $7.6 billion in deposits.
For this second case alone, Bank Hapoalim agreed to pay $874 million in penalties, tax arrears and forfeited assets: http://archive.is/KOtzE

Firestarter wrote: Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:44 pmKushner 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.

In 2019, Attorney General William Barr “personally spearheaded” the attempt to stop the investigation by the Department of Justice into the largest Turkish state-owned bank, Halkbank.
That came after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan contacted President Donald “in a bid to avoid charges” and a lobbying campaign for months to avoid prosecution.

The top lobbyist for Turkey was Trump crony Brian Ballard, who had extensive contact with Trump’s lawyer Jay Sekulow during that time.

On 15 October 2019, despite all the pressure, US attorney Geoffrey Berman indicted the Halkbank anyway for a multi-billion-dollar scheme to evade U.S. sanctions on Iran. Berman explained:
The bank's audacious conduct was supported and protected by high-ranking Turkish government officials, some of whom received millions of dollars in bribes to promote and protect the scheme.
https://www.motherjones.com/politics/20 ... e-erdogan/

Firestarter wrote: Fri Nov 10, 2017 5:35 pmHalkBank, a Turkish state bank, recently hired former Congressman Bob Wexler and Ballard Partners for $375,000 per quarter. Mehmet Hakan Atilla, Halkbank’s deputy general manager, has been charged by the Justice Department for conspiring to evade sanctions on Iran: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/dr ... 0a1564def5
(archived here: http://archive.is/xAmap)

Brian Ballard’s firm, Ballard Partners, will be paid $1.5 million from 15 May 2017 to 14 May 2018.
Brian Ballard is a long-time lobbyist for Donald Trump, and raised $16 million for Trump’s presidential campaign. Trump called him after purchasing Mar-a-Largo in 1985, and paid Ballard at least $460,000 from 2013 to 2015 for lobbying work.

A DoJ official said that Berman will be replaced by acting US attorney Craig Carpenito starting on 3 July.

John Bolton claimed in his hot air book that Trump promised Turkish president Erdogan he would interfere in the Halkbank case, which was prosecuted by Berman’s office.

Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer commented on the firing (technically forced resignation) of Berman:
This late Friday night dismissal reeks of potential corruption of the legal process. What is angering President Trump? A previous action by this US attorney or one that is ongoing?

Berman’s predecessor Preet Bharara (who was was fired after refusing to resign) commented on Bill Barr “Yes, the attorney general is a liar”: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/202 ... ly-resigns

On June 20, 2020, Representative Jerry Nadler, Chair of the House Judiciary Committee, used lots of big words in his announcement (president Donald is probably almost terrified...):
Last night, Attorney General Bill Barr told us that Geoffrey Berman of the SDNY had resigned—which was untrue. Today, Barr told us that the President asked him to fire Mr. Berman—which may also be untrue, given that the President says he had nothing to do with the decision. The whole thing smacks of corruption and incompetence, which is what we have come to expect from this President and his Attorney General.

Neither the President nor the Department of Justice have offered any explanation for Mr. Berman’s purported dismissal. We know that the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York is engaged in investigations aimed at President Trump’s inner circle. We know, from revelations earlier this week, that the President wanted to have ‘his own people’ in that office to help him with his personal and political needs. And we know that, time and time again, Bill Barr has reached into ongoing criminal investigations in order to protect the President from their consequences. The American people are right to be outraged. Barr may sit in the office of the chief law enforcement officer of the United States, but he clearly cares very little about the law.

The House Judiciary Committee will immediately open an investigation into this incident, as part of our broader investigation into Barr’s unacceptable politicization of the Department of Justice. On Wednesday, the Committee will hear from two whistleblowers who will explain why Barr’s attempt to fire Mr. Berman is part of a larger, ongoing, and wholly unacceptable pattern of conduct. If the President removes Mr. Berman, then we will take additional steps to secure his testimony as well.
https://judiciary.house.gov/news/email/ ... FCVHOZ3FHM

On August 8, 2018, weeks before the midterm elections, Berman announced insider trading charges against Trump supporter, U.S. Representative Chris Collins, who subsequently resigned from Congress.

On 22 June 2017, the CEO of Innate Immunotherapeutics sent an email to the company's board of directors, including Collins, that an important drug trial for the company had failed. Collins immediately phoned his son to instruct him to sell Innate shares.
By selling before this news was published Collins and his family avoided around $570,000 in losses (the shares dropped around 90%).

Collins subsequently pleaded guilty to insider trading and lying to the FBI.
On 17 January 2020, Judge Vernon Broderick sentenced Collins to 26 months in prison. This was supposed to start on 17 March, but has been delayed to 21 April, June 23, and now 18 August, supposedly because of the COVID-19 “pandemic”: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Col ... olitician)

There are a lot more interesting investigations started by (the office of) Geoffrey Berman that could be more than enough reason for the “deep state” to fire him!

In January 2019, Berman charged Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya, who was present at the infamous 9 June 2016 meeting at Trump Tower – about damaging information on Clinton, adoption of Russian children, Bill Bowder and/or money laundering by the Russian Prevezon Holdings – with Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner, Paul Manafort, and the Russian-Americans Rinat Akhmetshin and Irakly "Ike" Kaveladze (representing Aras Agalarov).
Berman explained the charges against Veselnitskaya:
Fabricating evidence to affect the outcome of pending litigation not only undermines the integrity of the judicial process, but it threatens the ability of our courts and our government to ensure that justice is done.
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