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Firtash, Bayrock, Zamel, Nader

Post by Firestarter » Tue Feb 04, 2020 5:28 pm

In 2003-2004, Viktor Pinchuk brought US luminaries to Ukraine to improve Kuchma’s image, like Henry Kissinger, Zbigniew Brzezinski and President George Bush Sr. Pinchuk also hired Black, Kelly, Scruggs & Healey (BKSH) Associates and the Washington World Group for public relations.

In 2010, when Zev Furst and Firtash met US Ambassador to Ukraine William Taylor, Firtash told that he was only permitted to run his highly profitable gas business, because Russian mafia boss Semyon Mogilevich allowed him to.

After the 2004 Orange Revolution, Rinat Akhmetov hired Davis-Manafort International from 2005 to 2014.
Davis-Manafort International “forgot” to register their work for Akhmetov in FARA.

Vin Weber (partner at Mercury, Clark & Weinstock) registered as a lobbyist for the European Centre for a Modern Ukraine (ECFMU) that was funded by President Yanukovych. Vin Weber was also chairman for CIA front the Endowment for Democracy (NED).
And in the 2012 election campaign, Vin Weber was Mitt Romney’s leading foreign-policy adviser: https://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/ ... pro-russia

Firtash’s legal team tried to fight extradition to the USA, with the testimony of Viktor Shokin, the former Ukrainian prosecutor general. Shokin complained that he was fired in 2015f or political reasons, because he was investigating Burisma, where Joe Biden’s son Hunter was a board member.
Shokin also wrote that (then Vice President) Joe Biden had warned the Ukrainian government to keep Firtash out of Ukraine, to stop him from influencing the country’s politics.

In February 2017, an Austrian court had Dmitry Firtash extradited to the USA.
Firtash was at first represented by the same lawyer that had been hired to defend Trump’s long-time lawyer Michael Cohen.

In July 2019, Dmitry Firtash hired a new legal team; led by attorneys Victoria Toensing and Joseph diGenova, who frequently defend president Donald in the media. The two have also worked closely with Trump’s lawyer, Rudolph W. Giuliani (former New York Mayor).
Firtash hired Toensing and diGenova on the recommendation of their Russian translator, none other than Lev Parnas: https://www.latimes.com/politics/story/ ... xtradition

I’ve previously posted on the Kazakh gangster Tevfik Arif and his ties to Trump, Erdogan, Kazakhstan and Putin. One of Arif’s companies (that were heavily involved in money laundering) was Rixos with links to Viktor Pinchuk’s business partner Rinat Akhmetov...
Firestarter wrote:
Wed Oct 11, 2017 3:55 pm
On the Rixos board is the Ukrainian Igor Gumenyuk, an associate of Rinat Akhmetov, owner of the Shaktar Donetsk soccer team.
The photograph of Tevfik’s son Arif Arif with Turkish President Tayyip Erdoğan was taken at the 9th Yalta conference in Ukraine, organised by Viktor Pinchuk. Arif was invited by Pinchuk.
See Recep Tayyip Erdogan with Arif “Arif” Efendi in Yalta, Ukraine, 14 September 2012.

Arif’s associate Felix Sater has accused Fusion GPS founder Glenn Simpson of committing perjury.
Sater pointed out that Simpson has worked with Natalia Veselnitskaya, the Russian lawyer who was at the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting: https://dailycaller.com/2019/07/09/feli ... n-simpson/

No!!! Our internet couldn’t be rigged, or could it?
I haven’t seen many stories with better information on Tevfik Arif, Bayrock and Doyen than this thread...

A mystery client has paid bloggers in India and Indonesia to write articles to bury some damaging story on President Donald’s suspicious ties to Tevfik Arif and Doyen...
Spokespeople for online companies in the 2 countries confirmed that they had been paid to write articles to hide articles on Trump’s ties to Arif.

The campaign is designed to manipulate internet search results so that some damaging story on Trump’s relationship to Arif, Bayrock Group and the Doyen Group is buried in the search results.
Over 50 articles were posted on obscure platforms, used explicitly to hide this story, from September 2017 to June 2018.

Indonesian writer Ongky Firmansyah wrote that he was been paid to randomly insert the names “Tevfik Arif” and “Tevfik Arif Doyen” into articles on his website.
A host of dummy social media accounts were created, with names like Tevfik Arif, Tevfik Arif Doyen and TevfikArif Bayrock: http://archive.is/6K1zG

In the fall of 2016, Donald Trump Jr. and other aides to his father met Joel Zamel, founder of the Israeli company Wikistrat, and George Nader, emissary for the UAE, in Trump Tower.

Wikistrat was led by 3 Israelis: Daniel Green, Elad Schaffer and its founder and former CEO Zamel.
Wikistrat’s advisory council includes former CIA and NSA director Michael Hayden, former national security adviser James L. Jones, former deputy director of the National Security Council Elliott Abram, and former acting director of the Defense Intelligence Agency David Shedd.

Zamel was introduced to Michael Flynn by Bijan Kian and wanted to hire Flynn for Wikistrat’s advisory board: https://www.thedailybeast.com/inside-th ... ers-sights

Firestarter wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:09 pm
In August 2016, Erik Prince introduced Psy-Group founder Joel Zamel to Donald Trump Jr. at Trump Tower. George Nader, who had worked for Prince at Blackwater, attended the meeting with Stephen Miller. Nader said that “the princes who led Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates were eager to help his father [Donald Sr.] win election as president”.
Zamel was affiliated with an internet company based in the Philippines, WhiteKnight, which George Nader worked with.
https://www.lawfulpath.com/forum/viewto ... 5474#p5474

The previously mentioned Lebanese-American George Nader has been indicted for importing child pornography and trafficking a minor for sex. In 1991, Nader had pleaded guilty to federal child pornography charges.

Nader, with Ahmad “Andy” Khawaja, has also been charged with laundering more than $3.5 million in foreign campaign donations from March 2016 to January 2017, including the 2016 presidential campaign.

And once again a Trump-Clinton link, Nader reportedly donated (part or all of?) this money to Clinton’s campaign.
In August 2016, Khawaja co-hosted a 2016 fundraiser for Clinton, with attendees like Haim Saban, Magic Johnson and Jeffrey Katzenberg.

Nader was a liaison between Trump‘s team and Mohammed bin Zayed, crown prince of Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
In August 2016, Nader and Joel Zamel met with Donald Trump Jr. to offer help to Trump‘s campaign with Blackwater founder Erik Prince.

In 2017, Nader visited the White House several times to meet Trump‘s chief strategist Steve Bannon: https://www.politico.com/news/2019/12/0 ... nce-075046
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Lauder, Kazakh trio, Alfa, Broidy

Post by Firestarter » Sat Feb 08, 2020 5:24 pm

Just when I thought that the impeachment charade – Nader, Parnas - was getting interesting...
They could have kept the show going for a couple of months more, but for some reason Donald Trump was acquitted (I’m not even sure of what exactly), Wednesday.

It looks like the Democrook-Republicon party has gotten the result it wanted; President Donald’s approval rating with American voters hit a personal best of 49% this week.

According to Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer:
No doubt, the president will boast he received total exoneration. But we know better. We know this wasn't a trial by any stretch of the definition.
No, we really don’t have a clue, please explain Chuck!

According to the Zionist Mormon Republican Mitt Romney, the only Republican voting for impeachment, president Donald is "guilty of an appalling abuse of public trust" and "a flagrant assault on our electoral rights, our national security and our fundamental values".
Wow that sounds like something major!

Trump’s unlikely campaign manager Brad Parscale responded to this victory (?) with:
President Trump has been totally vindicated and it’s now time to get back to the business of the American people. The do-nothing Democrats know they can’t beat him, so they had to impeach him.
Since the President’s campaign only got bigger and stronger as a result of this nonsense, this impeachment hoax will go down as the worst miscalculation in American political history.

I finally found another one of those rare stories, with a huge amount of information, excellent dot connecting, on the (Soviet, Jewish) crooks surrounding Donald Trump...
Some of it sounds like a good reason to impeach President Donald to me!

Viktor Topolov, one of the richest men in Ukraine, was associated with Leonid Roytman who worked for Russian mob boss Semion Mogilevich. Topolov and Alexi Oronov partnered to build an ill-fated factory in Ukraine. So in 2006, they hooked up with none other than Trump’s long-time lawyer Michael Cohen and his brother Bryan Cohen (who just happened to Oronov’s son-in-law), to pitch the factory deal to Morgan Stanley.
Oronov set up the meeting between Michael Cohen, Trump associate Felix Sater and Ukrainian MP Andrii Artemenko, to draw up a Ukrainian peace plan that Michael Cohen allegedly brought to Michael Flynn’s desk.

In 1987, Donald Trump explained that he first became attracted to Russia at a luncheon in NYC in 1986 hosted by Leonard Lauder (Ronald’s older brother), where Donald was sitting next to Soviet Ambassador Yuri Dubinin.
Donald’s friend Ronald Lauder is the overall head of the World Jewish Congress. In this role, Lauder met Vladimir Putin in April 2016.
Alfa Group chairman Mikhail Fridman is the founder and head of the Russian Jewish Congress.
Alexander Mashkevich is the leader of the Eurasian Jewish Congress and Jack Rosen is the president of the American Jewish Congress.

In 2009, Beny Steinmetz invested $10 million in the Elliott Broidy controlled Israeli Markstone Capital.
One fascinating offshore money trail connects Steinmetz, Alfred Gusenbauer and Tal Silberstein to Paul Manafort.
Steinmetz is also associated with the SCL Group linked Israeli Black Cube.
Steinmetz is also in business with the ENRC of the Kazakh Trio — Alexander Mashkevich, Patokh Chodiev and Alijan Ibragimov. ENRC was investigated by the UK’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO), for paying $40 million in bribes to Dan Gertler. In 2013, ENRC was taken renamed Eurasian Resources Group (ERG).
In one of those strange coincidences, Mashkevich was in Davos, Switzerland at the same time as Kirill Dmitriev (close to Putin, who was in the Seychelles for the infamous meeting with Erik Prince) and Anthony Scaramucci (once Donald’s White House communications officer).

Alexander Mashkevich and Patokh Chodiev were hired as managers of Seabeco Belgium and Seabeco Moscow respectively, by Alex Shnaider’s father-in-law Boris Birshtein.
In 2008, Boris Birshtein reportedly collaborated with the FBI (and Oleg Deripaska), when Robert Mueller was its director, in funnelling millions to Iran, in the Robert Levinson case.
Kazakh trio associate Musa Bazhaev is the President of the Alliance Group conglomerate and chairman of the offshore Russian Platinum PLC. Putin arranged for Bazhaev to get started in the lucrative platinum business.

On 1 June 2017, ERG signed and MOU with Russian state bank VTB at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.
After the Savarona Yacht prostitution scandal, with Donald’s business associate Tevfik Arif, Mashkevich was replaced on the Gesamines Board of Directors by Jack Rosen. In 2012, Rosen formed a $1 billion American Real Estate Investment partnership with Russian oligarch Mikhail Fridman, chairman of the Russian Alfa Group.
In another one of those strange coincidences, Ron Lauder met Fridman and his Alfa partner German Khan in London in November 2014. Lauder is close to Alfa Bank’s Petr Aven, and partnered with him in art expositions in New York.

See Vladimir Putin and Pyotr Aven, February 2014.

Elliott Broidy, Directors of the Republican Jewish Coalition, was introduced to UAE Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed (MBZ) by convicted paedophile George Nader. In the 1980s, Lebanese born Nader previously worked for Ronald Lauder in Mid-East peace deals.
Broidy reportedly arranged multi-million contracts with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) through Nader, despite “forgetting” to register as a Foreign Agent.
Broidy was reportedly the one that called for dismissing Rex Tillerson and sanctions on Qatar.

One of the groups Broidy worked with was the non-profit Secure America Now (SAN), promoted as the largest national security digital platform in the USA. The president of SAN is Allen Roth, chief political adviser of Ronald Lauder. The Board of Directors of SAN included Mike Huckabee and Donald’s dismissed National Security Adviser John Bolton.
Ronald Lauder donated $1.1 million to SAN, while its biggest donor with $2 million, was Robert Mercer (also the biggest funder of Cambridge Analytica). SAN used targeted advertising on Facebook and Google, in the 2016 presidential elections, making gullible fools afraid of a Muslim takeover of the US.

In 1994, Ron Lauder founded Central Media Enterprise (CME) in 1994 that by 1997 owned TV stations in Slovenia, Romania, Slovakia, and Ukraine.
Later Lauder partnered with Donald’s business partner Lev Leviev to invest in Israeli media companies Channel 10 & Israel Plus 10.

David Bonderman with another well-known financier Rich Gerson started the Redwood Bank in the UK. Bonderman was also a director of the Russian Development Investment Fund (RDIF), headed by none other than Kirill Dmitriev.
In another strange twist Blackstone CEO Skull & Bones’ Stephen Schwarzman and Leon Black of Apollo Management have also served on the RDIF Board.
Rich’s brother Mark Gerson, was an early investor in Cadre, the multi-million dollar start-up founded by Jared Kushner and his brother Josh Kushner: http://web.archive.org/web/201909140705 ... cabf61f28f
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Barrack–Saudis/UAE; Lauder–Alfa Bank; Kushner-Abramovich

Post by Firestarter » Sun Feb 09, 2020 5:11 pm

Lawyer Thomas J. Barrack Jr. first met Donald J. Trump in the 1980s.
According to Roger Stone:
Barrack is to Trump as Bebe Rebozo was to Nixon, which is the best friend.

Barrack once invited the Bedouin executive of Aramco to stay with him in Newport Beach, Calif., when he was in California for medical treatment, and in turn Barrack made a nice profit for selling 375 Blue Bird school buses to Aramco.

In the 1970s, Barrack became friends with Paul Manafort when they were working for Saudi interests in Beirut. It was Barrack, who recommended Manafort for the job of campaign manager in early 2016.
After Barrack was chosen as chairman of President Donald’s inaugural committee, he first hired Manafort’s deputy Rick Gates to help run the inauguration and then as a consultant.

In 2010, Barrack led a group of lenders to take over $70 million of the debt owed by Jared Kushner, to keep him out of bankruptcy.

Barrack also arranged the meeting between the Lebanese-American George Nader, gay paedophile and top adviser to the crown prince of the UAE, with Donald Trump Jr. on 3 August 2016.
At this occasion, Nader offered the assistance of the rulers of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to get Donald Trump crowned US president.

Barrack had once made drilling deals with Ambassador Otaiba's father Mana Saeed Al Otaiba (Emirati oil minister at the time).
In 2009, UAE Ambassador to the US Yousef al-Otaiba worked with Barrack to sell the L’Ermitage Raffles hotel in Beverly Hills to a joint venture half owned by an Abu Dhabi investment fund for $41 million. In 2012, Ambassador Otaiba invested $1 million in Barrack’s fund to buy homes on the cheap after the real estate crash.

In May 2016, Tom Barrack also introduced Jared Kushner to UAE Ambassador Yousef al-Otaiba.
Barrack and Ambassador Otaiba also worked to arrange a secret meeting between Trump’s campaign manager Manafort and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in June 2016.
Ambassador Otaiba later wrote Barrack:
Thanks to you, I’m in consistent contact with Jared and that has been extremely helpful, for both sides I think.

Barrack’s Colony NorthStar has raised more than $7 billion in investments since Donald Trump was nominated for president by the Republican Party. Almost 24% of that money came from the UAE and Saudi Arabia.
In 2017, Barrack looked for investors to finance his $400 million purchase of the office tower One California Plaza in Los Angeles. Barrack sold a $70 million stake to an Israeli insurance company and another $70 million to a state investment company controlled by the crown prince of Abu Dhabi (the United Arab Emirates).

Before Donald was elected president, Barrack’s most prominent gulf customers were the Qataris, who amongst others bought the film studio Miramax and a Paris soccer team from him.
In September 2016, Barrack also set up a meeting between Donald Trump and the emir of Qatar in Trump Tower, but apparently this didn’t work out too well: http://web.archive.org/web/201911122130 ... saudi.html

For more on UAE Ambassador Otaiba: https://www.lawfulpath.com/forum/viewto ... 4362#p4362

In 2006, Ron Lauder’s Lauder Institute partnered with the Russian Alfa Bank to award Deutsche bank for their successful business in Russia: http://web.archive.org/web/201706212143 ... 006/06/20/

In November 2014, Alfa’s German Khan and Mikhail Fridman visited London and spent Shabbat with Lauder and other representatives of the British Jewish community: https://www.thejc.com/news/uk-news/russ ... on-1.61095

Ron Lauder and Len Blavatnik were also Committee members of the USC Shoah’s campaign “Auschwitz: The Past is Present”, with Kushner-Trump-Clinton affiliated: Yuri Milner, Haim Saban, Steven Spielberg, Barry Diller (and his wife Diane Von Furstenberg), David Geffen, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Eric Schmidt, Harvey Weinstein, Rob Wiesenthal and Jeff Zucker: https://sfi.usc.edu/pressroom/releases/ ... ee-members

Lauder has also worked on Jewish causes alongside national director of the Anti-Defamation League Jonathan Greenblatt and Roman Abramovich’s Chelsea: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/241425

In early 2014, Ivanka and Jared Kushner attended a charity event with Roman Abramovich that also included Alexey Reznikovich (head of Alfa’s LetterOne Technology) and other Russian oligarchs, including Viktor Vekselberg, Len Blavatnik and Ekaterina Vinokurova (daughter of Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov) with her husband Alexander Vinokurov (who is a director of Alfa Group).
Kushner and Abramovich are close friends. In 2010, Thrive Capital, the venture firm founded by Joshua Kushner (Jared’s younger brother), that was funded by Jared, invested in Artsy. Investors in Artsy included Wendi Deng (Rupert Murdoch’s ex-wife) and Dasha Zhukova (Roman Abramovich’s wife): https://thesternfacts.com/jared-kushner ... 1dfecc0a2d
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Nader, Erik Prince, Broidy, the UAE

Post by Firestarter » Tue Feb 11, 2020 5:19 pm

The Board of Directors of the Ron Lauder, Elliott Broidy affiliated Secure America Now (SAN) that worked on the 2016 Trump campaign, included John Bolton and Mike Huckabee.
Dick Morris, who has worked for Bill Clinton, advised Huckabee on his campaigns in 1993, 1994, and 1998. Mike Huckabee’s daughter, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, was President Donald's White House Press Secretary for 2 years.
In January 2018, Huckabee praised Doha, Qatar as "surprisingly beautiful, modern, and hospitable". Mike Huckabee forgot to mention that Qatar had paid him $50,000 as an "honorarium".

Nader was an adviser to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan of Abu Dhabi (MBZ, of the UAE) for years.
See the gay paedophile George Nader pictured with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

George Nader has also worked as a business agent in Iraq for the private military contractor Blackwater, owned by Erik Prince (the brother of Donald’s Education Secretary Betsy DeVos).
Since Erik Prince arranged the meeting between Joel Zamel, Nader and Trump’s team on 3 August 2016, George Nader frequently met Jared Kushner, Mike Flynn and Steve Bannon.
Nader and Prince were also discussing a plan to get $2 billion from the Saudis for a private army to fight against Yemen.

After Trump was elected president, Nader paid Zamel a sum of money, $2 million.
After Donald’s inauguration, Zamel and Nader met Kushner and Bannon at the White House, supposedly promoting a plan to sabotage Iran. Nader advocated this project to American, Emirati and Saudi officials, estimated at a cost of about $300 million.

See Mohammed bin Zayed (centre) with Republican senators Bob Corker, Mitch McConnell (husband of Trump’s Transport Secretary Elaine Chao), John McCain, and Democratic senators Ben Cardin and Jack Reed.

Zamel has also worked for the Emirati royal court as a consultant.
In December 2016, Nader again hired an internet company linked to Zamel — WhiteKnight, based in the Philippines.

According to insiders, Nader visited Moscow at least twice during the presidential campaign as an emissary from Crown Prince MBZ.
Joel Zamel also has ties to Russia. One of his firms has worked for Russian oligarchs like Oleg V. Deripaska and Dmitry Rybolovlev: http://web.archive.org/web/202002032127 ... zamel.html

The following AP story on Nader and Broidy is obviously an attempt to whitewash Tom Barrack (who raised more than $7 billion since Donald became the Republican nominee for president) and United Arab Emirates Ambassador Yousef al-Otaiba, but it certainly looks like a genuine “bombshell”...

From 2006 to 2008, Elliott Broidy was finance chairman of the Republican National Committee.
In 2009, Broidy pleaded guilty, of looting $18 million from a New York state pension fund, after bribing state officials with almost $1 million. In 2012, Broidy’s conviction was degraded to a misdemeanour after he agreed to cooperate with prosecutors and pay back the $18 million to the state.
Broidy supposedly had an affair with Playboy Playmate Shera Bechard, who got pregnant and later had an abortion and paid her $1.6 million to keep quiet, arranged by Trump lawyer Michael Cohen.
Then Broidy himself spoke about the affair! It has been rumoured that it was really Donald Trump that had an affair with Shera Bechard...

Broidy and met for the first time at Trump’s inauguration and within weeks were working for the UAE and Saudi Arabia to orchestrate a campaign against Qatar, so they would be rewarded with millions of dollars in defence deals from the 2 wealthy gulf states.
Broidy and Nader “forgot” to register even though those countries were listed as “clients” for the lobbying campaign of Broidy’s Circinus LLC.

After Broidy claimed credit for pushing their agenda in the Trump White House, he collected the first $36 million for an intelligence contract with the UAE.

On 7 February 2017, Broidy wrote to a staffer of the House Foreign Affairs Committee about a bill aimed at sanctioning Qatar.
In a March 2017 document, Broidy and Nader proposed a budget of more than $12 million to “expose and penalize” Qatar and to get the US to “aid in coercive action against Iran”.

Elliott Broidy has boasted of his influence over Trump’s Cabinet, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin (of Skull & Bones) in particular.
Broidy wrote to Nader about pushing for pushing for sanctions against Qatar:
Mnuchin is a close friend of mine (my wife and I are attending Sec. Mnuchin’s wedding in Washington D.C. on June 24th) and I can help in educating Sec. Mnuchin on the importance of the Treasury Department putting many Qatari individuals and organizations on the applicable sanctions lists.

Broidy also bragged that he made the chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Ed Royce, back an anti-Qatar bill and had “caused” Royce to praise Saudi general Ahmed Hassan Mohammad Assiri, which was memorialised in the Congressional Record.

After Broidy donated $189,000 to the RNC on 30 November, George Nader was allowed to be photographed backstage with president Donald.

Broidy wrote Nader that the Sheldon Adelson financed Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD), could stage an anti-Qatar conference and that 200 anti-Qatar articles could be published through the FDD and other “think tanks”.
On 21 April 2017, Broidy sent Nader the draft of an Op-Ed; three days later, “The Two Faces of Qatar, a Dubious Mideast Ally” was published in Rupert Murdoch’s Wall Street Journal, co-written by retired Air Force Gen. Charles Wald, who called for moving US military assets from the al-Udeid Air Base in Qatar to the United Arab Emirates.
Leaked emails show that Charles Wald was a member of Broidy’s Circinus team that was pitching contracts in Saudi Arabia.

In June 2017, the UAE, Saudi Arabia and regional allies launched a travel and trade embargo against Qatar.
One day after the beginning of the blockade, Trump sent a series of tweets in support of the blockade against Qatar by Saudi Arabia and the UAE.

Saudi Arabia has since distanced itself from Nader and Broidy.
Days after Broidy met president Donald, the UAE awarded Broidy an intelligence contract worth up to $600 million in 5 years: https://www.documentcloud.org/documents ... cted2.html
https://apnews.com/a3521859cf8d4c199cb9 ... ne-seekers

On 26 May 2018, Elliott Broidy sued Ahmed Al-Rumaihi, accusing him of leaking his emails (that made the previous expose by AP possible) to damage his reputation over his wheeling and dealing with the UAE (and the Saudis) and the Trump White House.

In another one of those strange coincidences, legendary gangsta rapper Ice Cube also sued Al-Rumaihi over not keeping up their deal on financing a pro-basketball league. Ice Cube’s business partner Jeff Kwatinetz, is also a friend of Steve Bannon: https://www.motherjones.com/politics/20 ... ling-says/
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Re: Dutch message to President Trump

Post by Firestarter » Sun Feb 16, 2020 5:07 pm

If lying is a good reason for impeachment, all US presidents should have been impeached...

Last November, when the impeachment charade was still making headlines, President Donald explicitly denied sending his attorney Rudy Giuliani to "do anything" in Ukraine. Trump said, "No, I didn't direct him".

Now that President Donald has been acquitted of the impeachment, on Thursday Trump openly admitted that he sent Giuliani to the Ukraine to find damaging information on his opponents, in an interview with Geraldo Rivera.
Donald explained:
So when you tell me, why did I use Rudy, and one of the things about Rudy, number one, he was the best prosecutor, you know, one of the best prosecutors, and the best mayor.

Donald has fired several US officials who testified against him in the impeachment charade, and he demanded that the Department of Justice won’t ask for 9 years in prison for his long-time adviser Roger Stone for lying to Congress: https://edition.cnn.com/2020/02/13/poli ... index.html

Even though the U.S. economy is expected to grow at an impressive rate of 2.2%, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) predicts that the federal budget deficit will hit $1.02 trillion this year. CBO estimates that federal expenses will be $4.6 trillion, while revenues will hit $3.6 trillion in 2020.
Since 2012, this deficit wasn’t over $1 trillion and fell to $585 billion by the end of Barack Obama’s Presidency in 2016.

Federal deficits are expected to average $1.3 trillion annually between 2021 and 2030. By the end of 2030 this will push overall US federal debt owed by American citizens to $31.4 trillion, or 98% of gross domestic product.
That’s the highest rate since just after World War II, and “more than double what it has averaged over the past 50 years”.

CBO estimates that US federal spending will continue to grow more than revenues until 2050: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa- ... SKBN1ZR2IC

The world now has a record debt bubble of 188 trillion, and that continues to grow rapidly. That number has risen by 24 trillion dollars since 2016.

The United States government is 23 trillion dollars in debt with private Americans an additional 14 trillion dollars indebted.
The banksters are extracting more than 500 billion dollars in interest from this debt every year, and with rising debts this will probably escalate in the years ahead.

It is a form of enslavement that is deeply insidious. In essence, we have been collectively enslaved, to pay back all of that money with interest. Of course we won’t ever pay back all that debt, so interests will continue to rise.
IMF chief Kristalina Georgieva proudly proclaimed:
Global debt — both public and private — has reached an all-time high of $188 trillion. This amounts to about 230 percent of world output.
https://www.activistpost.com/2019/11/gl ... -seen.html

I have earlier posted on the accounting practices of the Pentagon:
Firestarter wrote:
Thu Dec 20, 2018 5:13 pm
I had earlier posted on the accountancy practices of the Pentagon that's some sort of sick joke: https://www.lawfulpath.com/forum/viewto ... =190#p4802
Firestarter wrote:
Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:24 am
After my post about the $6.5 trillion for the US DoD: https://www.lawfulpath.com/forum/viewto ... =160#p4252
https://www.lawfulpath.com/forum/viewto ... 5615#p5615

Since then, the Pentagon has repeatedly promised to do better, but under president Donald things have even gotten worse...

Last month’s General Accounting Office (GAO) report shows that the Pentagon made up an estimated $35 trillion in "accounting adjustments" to the General Accounting Office. That’s more than the size of the entire US economy, while the latest Pentagon budget is (only) $738 billion per year.
That $35 trillion is up from $30.7 trillion in 2018 and $29 trillion in 2017 (the first year adjustments were not tracked in this particular way). There were 546,433 adjustments in 2017 and 562,568 in 2018.

Accounting adjustments aren’t always wrong, but should be “properly supported”, because without evidence of why the “adjustments" were made, they could use it for anything they want, or use a money laundering scheme for the benefit of the crooks that control the US government.
The number $35 trillion is so high because with (the not supported) transfer of money, when it is transferred repeatedly it gets counted double, triple, quadruple…

According to a statement by the Pentagon “we have made significant progress” because the number of unsupported adjustments was reduced by “30%” and its value with “70%”.
The GAO estimated that at least 96% of 181,947 automatic adjustments made in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2018 “didn’t have adequate supporting documentation”…

According to politician Jackie Speier, the report shows the Pentagon “employs accounting adjustments like a contractor paints over mold. Their priority is making the situation look manageable, not solving the underlying problem”: http://archive.is/9EFkg
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Border wall billions for Trump?

Post by Firestarter » Tue Feb 18, 2020 5:26 pm

I always thought that Donald Trump’s campaign promise to build a border wall to protect the USA from all of those Latino Muslims was a complete charade.

Experts estimated that a border wall along 1,300 miles (2,100 km) would cost as much as $20 million per mile ($12.5 million/km), with a total cost of $45 billion, with the cost of private land acquisitions and fence maintenance making it even more expensive.
Maintenance of the wall could cost up to $750 million a year (not paid for by Mexico of course): http://archive.is/91bgj

I was surprised that President Donald actually abused his powers with the partial government shutdown for 35 days followed by declaring a “national emergency” about a year ago to get the wall funded.
Even though this violates the US Constitution for some reason this hasn’t been made into a valid reason for impeachment of president Trump: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa- ... SKCN1Q420N

Donald’s beautiful “impenetrable” border wall has already cost the US taxpayer $11 billion.
It can be knocked over with a brisk wind, cut through with a cheap saw and climbed over with a basic ladder: https://americasvoice.org/press_release ... ry-summer/

On 14 February 2020, Donald extended his US-Mexico border “national emergency” for another year.
I was also surprised that the billions of dollars in funds are diverted from the Department of Defense to fund border wall construction: https://www.politico.com/news/2020/02/1 ... all-115339

Firestarter wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 5:07 pm
I have earlier posted on the accounting practices of the Pentagon: https://www.lawfulpath.com/forum/viewto ... 5615#p5615
Now with the accounting practices of the Department of Defense being nothing but a sick joke it suddenly makes sense. This gives Trump and his cronies ample opportunity to launder the money and transfer it to offshore accounts.

This could also explain that Trump associates Jeffrey Epstein, Paul Manafort, Michael Cohen and Roger Stone were locked up, as with these crooks out of the way Donald can take a bigger slice of the billions.
This could possibly also explain the huge amount of dismissed officials from Trump’s team: http://archive.is/bKeHV
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Re: Border wall billions for Trump?

Post by Firestarter » Wed Feb 19, 2020 5:42 pm

In February 2019, the following list of companies to profit from Trump’s border wall was published.

SLSCO, founded by brothers Todd, Billy and Johnny Sullivan, scored $310 million in contracts for border-security.

Montana-based Barnard Construction Co., founded by Tim Barnard, won a $172 million contract to build 32 miles of wall in Arizona.

Companies focused on high-tech border security that could benefit include.
Israel’s Elbit Systems (of America?);
Israel-based Magal Security Systems: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/here- ... 2019-02-22

According to the following, the buddy of Ivanka and Jared Kushner, British-based “Russian” oligarch Roman Abramovich, will profit from the US-Mexico border wall.
Abramovich through Russia's second-largest steel company Evraz controls 3 American steel companies (in Pueblo Colorado, in Portland Oregon and in Chicago): http://archive.is/78Hcl

Canadian steel billionaire Barry Zekelman has lobbied Trump for steel tariffs and his Wheatland Tube contributed $1.75 million to a pro-Trump super PAC. Atlas Tube is the Chicago-based division of Zekelman Industries supplies a huge amount of steel for the border wall in Arizona, where Trump intervened to help a bidder that was originally rejected.
Foreigners aren’t allowed to directly influence US policy, but hey, this is the land of the free!
On 30 April 2018, Barry Zekelman met Donald and Don Jr Trump to talk about steel tariffs in the presence of none other than Lev Parnas. After the 25% import tariff on steel, sales at Zekelman’s U.S. plants surged.

An $891 million contract for 43 miles of wall on the Cabeza Prieta Wildlife Refuge was awarded to Southwest Valley Constructors, the New Mexico-based affiliate of Kiewit Corporation.

The rest of the wall on Cabeza Prieta will be built by Fisher Sand and Gravel, whose owner Tommy Fisher, led a “whirlwind media campaign” and paid lobbyists more than $100,000 to get wall contracts. This included the efforts of Senator Kevin Cramer.
Reportedly Trump and son-in-law Jared Kushner personally urged the head of the Army Corps to award a $268 million contract to Fisher, even after his bid was rejected. The value of the contract could rise to nearly $400 million: http://archive.is/Pbt1J
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Abramovich-steel, Barrack, Broidy, Hudson

Post by Firestarter » Fri Feb 21, 2020 6:01 pm

It would seem "logical" that Roman Abramovich is somehow involved in supplying the steel for the border wall, but I haven't been able to confirm this...

On 24 January 2017, one of President Donald Trump’s first actions in office was to sign an executive order to approve the Keystone XL (owned by TransCanada).

40 percent of the steel for the Keystone XL pipeline, by 2015 550 miles of steel pipe was manufactured in Canada by a subsidiary of Evraz; for 31% owned by Russian Lubavitcher Roman Abramovich, who’s close to both Putin and Trump.
Evraz owns 3 steel mills in the US, but the pipes for Keystone XL project were produced in its Regina mill in Saskatchewan, Canada: https://www.desmogblog.com/2017/02/13/a ... e-xl-steel

Roman Abramovich’s Evraz Group SA also produces 75% of the pipes for the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline in Canada. Most of it is also produced in Evraz’s Regina mill.
Abramovich once gave a $25-million yacht to his long-time ally Vladimir Putin: https://theenergymix.com/2018/05/18/exc ... line-deal/

It remains difficult to figure out what’s going on behind the scenes with all of these contradictory stories.

After the start of the blockade against Qatar, Tom Barrack contacted then-Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, to help contain the “fallout”.
From November 2017 to January 2018, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman (MBS) detained Saudi Prince Al-Waleed, Barrack’s former business partner, in the Riyadh Ritz-Carlton. 9/11, Alwaleed gave $10 million to New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani (who returned his check?!?).
Multibillionaire Alwaleed bought Trump’s yacht (who in turn had bought it from arms merchant Adnan Khashoggi) when Donald had cash flow problems in the late 1980s.

The UAE bought a $70 million stake in a Los Angeles office tower partly owned by Barrack’s Colony Capital.
Colony sold a stake in France’s Accor SA to a Saudi wealth fund.

In April 2018, Barrack helped arrange a meeting between Trump and Qatar’s new emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, who had bought the Paris Saint-Germain soccer club from Barrack in 2012.
In May 2018, Barrack flew to Doha to meet Emir Tamim.

Barrack once suggested to an investor to donate to the Rebuilding America Now super PAC, headed by Paul Manafort’s family friend, Laurance Gay, who hired Manafort deputy Rick Gates.
Rebuilding America Now got some controversial publicity for continuing to pay $35,000 monthly long after the election: http://archive.is/aZBFS

Thomas Barrack was also a business partner of Ghislaine Maxwell’s close associate Richard Branson when they bought the British cinema interests of MGM in 1995, creating Virgin Cinemas.
In 1998, Barrack with Blackstone bought London’s Savoy Hotel.

In February 2019, Barrack made a controversial statement for which he later apologised, when he praised Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and said “The atrocities in America are equal or worse to the atrocities in Saudi Arabia”: http://archive.is/M2Dhu

Beny Steinmetz’s business partner Elliott Broidy (Steve Mnuchin’s friend) also sat on the board of the influential Republican Jewish Coalition, a group funded by Trump’s largest donor Sheldon Adelson that is close to Benjamin Netanyahu. Broidy had to step down from both this board and as deputy finance chair at the Republican National Committee after he claimed that he’d gotten Playboy bunny Shera Bechard pregnant, and had Trump’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen pay her $1.6 million to keep quiet.

The United Arab Emirates paid Broidy $2.5 million to lobby for the Qatar blockade through a Canadian company.
Broidy approached the Adelson funded think tank Foundation for the Defense of Democracies to host the conference on Qatar and the Muslim Brotherhood, paid for by Broidy. Broidy also financed a second similar conference in October 2017 by another think tank, the Hudson Institute. Hudson once launched Nina Rosenwald’s Gatestone Institute: https://mondoweiss.net/2018/05/republic ... n-emerges/
(http://web.archive.org/web/201904032014 ... n-emerges/)

Since 2005, Kenneth R. Weinstein is Hudson’s president. He has previously worked at the Heritage Foundation, the New Citizenship Project, the Israel-based Shalem Center (home to the Adelson Institute for Strategic Studies), Claremont McKenna College, and Georgetown University.

In July 2013, President Obama nominated Kenneth R. Weinstein for the Broadcasting Board of Governors.

In September 2018, he was appointed to the Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations by President Trump.
In December 2019, it was reported that President Donald selected Weinstein as US Ambassador to Japan: http://bbgwatch.com/bbgwatch/obama-nomi ... governors/
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Nader, Khawaja, UAE

Post by Firestarter » Thu Feb 27, 2020 5:27 pm

Firestarter wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 5:19 pm
The following AP story on Nader and Broidy is obviously an attempt to whitewash Tom Barrack (who raised more than $7 billion since Donald became the Republican nominee for president) and United Arab Emirates Ambassador Yousef al-Otaiba, but it certainly looks like a genuine “bombshell”...
Interesting stories on Nader keep coming, probably to divert attention...

Ahmad "Andy" Khawaja is hiding in Beirut from prosecution in the US.
Khawaja claims the Saudis and the Emiratis illegally paid hundreds of millions of dollars to the Trump campaign in 2016. To keep it secret, they disguised the money as small donations (less than $200) from Americans that don’t have to be reported to the Federal Election Commission.
The Saudis and Emiratis made thousands of these small donations using the latest payment processing technology. Khawaja sold this know-how to UAE middleman, George Nader.

George Nader told Khawaja during Donald’s Inauguration that they had put “a few hundred million” into the Trump campaign. Khawaja claims that the payments are continuing to this day.
Khawaja claims that the UAE has spent “$25 to $30 million” on a lobbying effort against him that reaches into the DoJ. The White House is working with/for the UAE.

In 2016, only 22% of Hillary Clinton’s campaign money came from small donors, while 69% of all the money the Trump campaign raised came from individuals giving less than $200 each. In one quarter last year, 99% of Trump’s contributors were small donors.
Is Donald really that loved?!?

Nader paid Khawaja almost $5 million of the $10 million agreed for the technology to make the thousands of small donations.
In December 2019, the Department of Justice (DoJ) have charged Nader and Khawaja for using the $5 million, so Khawaja could illegally donate $3.5 million to Hillary Clinton’s campaign in 2016.
Khawaja responds:
Why would George need to give me even one dollar to give to Hillary Clinton? He’s a US citizen. He can do it himself. I made a deal with George and he bought a product from me. I never lobbied for anyone, I never took any money from a foreign leader. Never.

See the gay paedophile George Nader with Vladimir Putin.

In early 2016, George Nader introduced Khawaja to crown prince of Abu Dhabi Mohammed bin Zayed (MbZ) that rules the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
After this meeting, Nader said he wanted to buy Khawaja’s “payment engine”, so the UAE could making thousands of “online micropayments” to the Trump campaign and the RNC. Much of the money would come from Saudi Arabia. The Emiratis would run the operation and use data bought from the Chinese.
According to Khawaja Nader told him:
We have all the data already, we have 10 million US consumers’ data. And we have endless money.

Yes, I have met with Putin already and we have a green light from him. Because Putin is on the same page with us. He wants Hillary to lose.

I’ve been meeting with the Trump campaign people… we have a deal with Trump: my boss, His Highness [MbZ], made a deal that if we help Trump get elected, he’s going to be harsh on Iran, he’s going to take out the nuclear deal that the Obama administration made. That will cripple the Iranian economy and will sanction Iran from selling oil again. It will make it very difficult for them to compete in the oil market. That’s worth a hundred billion dollars to us. That’s the reason we cannot allow Hillary to win at any cost. She must lose.

And if this works, if this works, Wallahi, Wallahi Andy, Wallahi Andy, Wallahi Andy, Wallahi Andy… Wallahi, I swear to God, Andy, His Highness [MbZ] will control every America election. His Highness will control America. We will control America.

Khawaja has shown no proof of these secret payments to the Trump campaign.
A friend of Nader’s for 30 years has confirmed that Nader in 2016 told him about the micropayments from the UAE and Saudi Arabia, over lunch at the Beverly Wilshire hotel in Los Angeles. Nader told him he was paid $12 million a month from the royal court in Abu Dhabi to run the election funding operation: http://archive.is/CsPLK

In 2010, Khawaja and his US and British companies forfeited $13 million (£9 million) seized by Robert Mueller’s FBI in 2009 to resolve money laundering in connection with illegal online gambling allegations: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/worl ... 32046.html

In May 2019, Khawaja and his firm settled charges that the company knowingly processed payments for online firms that were engaged in fraud with the Federal Trade Commission for $110 million.
Khawaja hired a high-powered legal team that includes former FBI director Louis Freeh and 2 former lawyers for OJ Simpson: Robert Shapiro and Alan Dershowitz (who was/is close to both Jeffrey Epstein and president Donald).

Khawaja responded to being charged with illegally donating $3.5 million to Clinton’s 2016 campaign for George Nader: “Nader was a Trump supporter and never cared about Hillary or her campaign. This is a hit job to make Democrats look bad”.
According to the DoJ, WhatsApp messages show that Khawaja and Nader discussed that Nader would reimburse Khawaja for his donations to Clinton, using code and hints that Nader obtained the funds from another source. According to prosecutors, they referred to funds as “baklava” and to Clinton as “sister” (are federal prosecutors no better than “conspiracy theorists”?).

In a July 2016 WhatsApp message to an unidentified foreign official, Nader said he was “developing a steady, consistent and constructive relationship with both camps!”. Nader has developed relationships with Steve Bannon, Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner, Elliott Broidy and Erik Prince.
Erik Prince lives in the UAE, is the brother of Donald’s Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and was once an intern for Putin’s favourite congressman Dana Rohrabacher. In 2016, Prince donated $250,000 to Donald's presidential campaign and another $100,000 to Trump super PAC Make America Number 1, headed by Rebekah Mercer.

According to Mother Jones, it is suspicious that the DoJ didn’t pay enough (if any) attention to the $1 million donation from Khawaja’s company Allied Wallet to Trump’s inaugural committee.
After which Khawaja brought Nader as his guest to Donald’s inauguration: https://www.motherjones.com/politics/20 ... uguration/
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Trump – Man of steel

Post by Firestarter » Sat Feb 29, 2020 4:04 pm

I have sometimes tried to find something unique about President Donald, and I think I finally find something that makes dirty Donald stand out from his corrupt predecessor presidents.
Donald seems to be the first in a long, long time that could be considered a genuine steel-president (opposed to the many oil/bank-presidents we’ve seen).

The result of the 25% tariffs on steel imports since March 2018 is devastating on the US economy.
This results in higher prices for steel in the US, for which only the US-based steel companies profit. This inflatory effect on steel prices is even higher because of Trump’s approval of the Keystone XL oil pipeline and the US-Mexico border wall for which steel is needed.

While the American steel companies (ironically some of the owned by foreigners) profit from the policies of the Trump administration other sectors that use steel get into serious trouble. Because the higher prices for steel they have a competitive disadvantage compared to foreign firms.

According to the Trade Partnership Worldwide, higher costs from steel and aluminium tariffs would reduce US gross domestic product (GDP) by 0.2% annually. They also predicted that showed that for every job created in the steel or aluminium sector, 16 jobs would be lost in other US sectors, resulting in a loss of jobs due to the tariffs.
This isn’t surprising as jobs in steel-using industries outnumber those in steel production by about 80 to 1.

Brazil, Argentina, Australia, Canada, Mexico and South Korea are exempt from the additional tariffs on derivative steel products.
This means that the Ferrous Resources of Trump’s friend Carl Icahn, located in Brazil, will profit from the higher prices for exports to the US: https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/ne ... s?from=mdr

I have seen some stories from the international media and politricksters about the terrors of these tariffs for steel exports. In a strange twist for many of his adoring fans, this really confirms that Trump is the threat to the “globalists” establishment that will Make America Great Again.
But the exact opposite is true.

While the steel prices in the US will rise, with a disastrous effect on other sectors in the US that use steel for their products, steel prices in other countries across the globe will drop...
While this is bad for the steel producing companies, other companies that use steel will profit from the lower prices. With the result that the tariffs will have a negative effect on the US economy, but a positive effect on the world economy.
Because of the higher prices for steel in the US, but lower prices in other countries, some companies (like Harley Davidson) have moved their production overseas. This will make the negative effects for the US economy even worse, while foreign economies will profit even more.

Some countries have understandably retaliated by imposing higher tariffs on products from the US.
Hypothetically speaking the US could profit from the better world economy caused by the lower international steel prices in foreign territories, but not if the higher tariffs are only between the US and the rest of the world.

According to the Peterson Institute, US consumers and businesses pay more than $900,000 (£690,750) a year, for every job saved or created by Trump’s steel tariffs, "The reason it's so high is that steel is a very capital intensive industry. There are not many workers".
According to experts, the effect is similar for Trump's other tariffs; the tariffs on washing machines cost consumers $815,000 per job created.

The Peterson Institute estimates the additional cost of the steel tariffs to the US economy at $11.5 billion a year, because steel prices are about 10% higher, with only 12,700 jobs created in the steel sector.
$11.5 billion / 12,700 jobs = $905,512 per job...

Supporters of Trump's steel tariffs include Tom Gibson, who said the tariffs are righting years of foreign nations like China undercutting US steel production. Gibson points out that imports have fallen from 29% a year ago to 20% and US steel mills are now running at more than 80% capacity, a level not seen in over a decade.
Supporters of the tariffs also boast that the US Treasury is receiving more revenue from the tariffs and that the longer the tariffs endure the more the domestic industry will thrive.

Of course in reality the longer the tariffs will remain, the more the US economy will suffer...
Trump has claimed other countries pay for the tariffs, but in reality the tariffs are paid for by Americans: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/worl ... 04366.html

Tariffs imposed by President Donald Trump have cost American companies $46 billion since February 2018 and US exports hit by retaliatory tariffs have fallen sharply...

Total US exports in 2018 were higher than in 2017, but retaliatory tariffs slowed growth and exports have declined in 2019.

US exports of goods to China hit by retaliatory tariffs were 26% lower in the 12 months ending November 2018 than the year before.
Exports of items not facing such tariffs were 10% higher than 2017 levels.

In January, China’s Vice Premier Liu He signed a trade deal at the White House.
As part of that deal, the United States halves the 15% tariffs imposed in September 2019, but 25% tariffs on Chinese products instated earlier will remain: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa- ... SKBN1Z8222
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