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A federal judge in Washington, D.C. wants the Justice Department to make up its mind about whether or not it plans to indict former acting FBI director Andrew McCabe, warning that he'll start releasing documents about the motives behind McCabe's firing if the agency doesn't decide his fate by next month.
"So the government will have to make a call. If it doesn't, I'm going to start order the release of information" after the next court hearing on the case on Nov. 15th, Judge Reggie Walton warned DOJ's lawyers, according to a transcript of Monday's hearing. "I think our society, our public does have a right to know what's going on."
A federal judge in New York City denied R. Kelly bail on Wednesday after prosecutors said freeing the R&B singer created a risk of him fleeing or tampering with witnesses in the sex abuse case against him.
Why does Nancy Pelosi’s son care about the state of soccer in Ukraine? Paul Pelosi, Jr., a San Francisco-based investor, recently appeared on Ukrainian television UATV to talk about his business in the country.
Pelosi, executive director of the Corporate Governance Initiative, was asked why he was in Kiev. “Today we’re here to talk about soccer,” Pelosi said. “We recently got an endorsement from the world sports alliance and we’ve spoken with the Ukraine government about collaboration for soccer for young people,” he said.
Pelosi’s trip to Italy and Ukraine from July 30 to Aug. 6, 2015, cost the Air Force $184,587.81, according to documents released Saturday under a 2015 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit by Judicial Watch. Her delegation was made up of nine other members of Congress, including Democratic Reps. Anna Eshoo of California and Marcia Fudge of Ohio.
Four family members, including Pelosi’s husband Paul Pelosi, were on the trip. The delegation dined at restaurants including James Beard American Restaurant in Milan, where a five-course meal cost up to $190, according to Fine Dining Lovers. The lawmakers also toured the Vatican and met up with Italian dignitaries, including President Sergio Mattarella and then-Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, according to their itinerary.
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) charged a company cofounded by Paul Pelosi Jr. with fraud on Wednesday after learning that two convicted criminals were running the business.
Paul Pelosi Jr., the son of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.), was the president and chief operating officer of Natural Blue Resources Inc., an investment company he cofounded that focuses on "environmentally-friendly" ventures.
The SEC charged four individuals with fraud, including former New Mexico Gov. Toney Anaya, and suspended trading in the company’s stock. Pelosi owned over 10 million shares in the company in 2009.
The SEC said Wednesday the company was "secretly controlled" byJames E. Cohen and Joseph Corazzi, both of whom had previous fraud convictions. Corazzi violated federal securities laws and was barred from acting as an officer or director of a public company. Cohen was previously incarcerated for financial fraud.
originally posted by: RelSciHistItSufi
a reply to: crankyoldman
cranky could blank strap mean Blanks Trap?
I.e. Schiff couldn't carry through his Whistle blower trap because it was loaded with blanks?
Thousands of demonstrators set fires Monday and chanted calls for Haiti’s president to resign as the opposition to Jovenel Moïse tried to increase pressure for him to leave office. Protesters said several people were hit by gunfire, including a local journalist.
Schools, businesses and government offices were closed as protesters gathered chanting, “Down with Jovenel!”
“We can’t continue to live like this,” said 34-year-old Lestin Abelo as he poured gasoline on a pile of debris that quickly caught fire. “We have a government that’s not doing anything for the people.”
Protesters also are demanding a more in-depth investigation into allegations that top officials in the previous government misused billions of dollars in proceeds from a Venezuela-subsidized oil plan meant to fund urgent social programs. Critics accuse Moïse of trying to protect his ally, former President Michel Martelly, and of participating in the corruption himself before becoming president.
The January 2010 earthquake in Haiti killed an estimated 220,000 people. International donors pledged an estimated $13.3 billion in aid to the Caribbean nation in the wake of the devastation. Along with Haitian Prime Minister Jean-Max Bellerive, former President Bill Clinton, who was UN Special Envoy to Haiti, became co-chairman of the Interim Haiti Recovery Commission (IHRC). From January 2010 through June 2012, $9.04 billion in international funding was raised — $3.04 billion from individuals and companies, and $6.04 billion from bilateral and multilateral donors. Of the $6.04 billion, 9.6 percent, or $580 million went to the Haitian government, while 0.6 percent or $36.2 million went to local Haitian organizations. The lion’s share, 89.8 percent of $5.4 billion went to non-Haitian organizations, including private contractors, international NGOs, and military and civilian agencies of donor countries, including the Pentagon, which charged the State Department hundreds of millions of dollars.
Critics have pointed at the Clinton Foundation, alleging the charity had control over the billions of dollars in aid to Haiti. During the 2016 presidential campaign, the Clintons’ involvement in Haiti translated into mixed feelings in the Haitian-American community about Hillary Clinton, ranging from low enthusiasm to disappointment and anger. As secretary of state, Clinton supported the presidency of Michel Martelly, intruding into Haitian electoral politics by flying to Haiti in 2011 to pressure President René Préval to allow Martelly to participate in a two-person runoff. Martelly won. As president, Martelly selected Special Envoy Bill Clinton’s chief of staff as prime minister, and gave important positions to people with criminal backgrounds, and was known for corruption and violent government repression, and attempting to install his successor. Mrs. Clinton’s brother, Tony Rodham, became a member of an advisory board of a mining company that owns a gold mine in Haiti and was introduced to the company through the Clinton Global Initiative arm of the Clinton Foundation. All of this fueled speculation that the United States and the Clintons were installing a puppet government and engaging in profiteering and drew the ire of Haitians and Haitian-Americans.
Jovenel Moïse was sworn in as the president of Haiti on 07 February 2017, following an extended and complicated two-year election cycle. In 2015, the President Michel Martelly, designated Jovenel Moïse as presidential candidate of the political party he founded, the Haitian Tèt Kale Party (PHTK). Moïse , whom former Haitian President Michel Martelly hand-picked as his Bald Heads Party (PHTK) candidate, won with nearly 56 percent of the votes cast in the November 20 election.
LONG LIVE JOHN KERRY’S JOVENEL MOISE “SELECTED” BY HILLARY CLINTON TO WIN THEIR FRAUDULENT PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION IN HAITI. IS THERE AN INSPECTOR GENERAL IN CLINTON/KERRY’S U.S. DEPT. OF STATE?
LONG LIVE HAITI’s HOSPITAL WITH NO ELECTRICITY, WITH JOVENEL MOISE, HILLARY CLINTON’S NEW HANDPICKED SLAVE.
LONG LIVE SURGERIES BEING PERFORMED IN HAITI’S HOSPITAL WITH A CELL PHONE FLASH LIGHT, COURTESY OF MONEY HUNGRY HILLARY , HER HUSBAND AND HER ASSOCIATES AT THE STATE DEPARTMENT. WHERE IS THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE? WHEN WILL AN INQUIRY BEGIN ABOUT THE CLINTON’S ALLEGED MISDEEDS IN HAITI?
THANK YOU SECRETARY JOHN KERRY FOR JOINING IN IN A CRIME AGAINST HUMANITY IN HAITI WHERE 3.5 MILLION PEOPLE CAN’T EAT BECAUSE SOMEBODY EMBEZZLE THE PUBLIC FUNDS OF THAT COUNTRY TO FINANCE THEIR OWN POLITICAL AMBITIONS. IS AMERICA BECOMING A THIRD WORLD COUNTRY WHERE OFFICALS CAN STEAL WITH IMPUNITY?
THANK YOU HILARY AND BILL CLINTON FOR MAKING HAITI WORSE THAN IT HAS EVER BEEN.
originally posted by: Bill1960
Something that is rattling around in my head and really bugging me. Trumpster keeps describing his conversation with the Ukrainian president as PERFECT. He could describe it as any number of things; cordial, meaningful, productive, pleasant, you get the idea. He keeps going back to PERFECT. Is this code to the DS that the conversation went exactly the way he wanted and got the exact reaction he needed? Just brainstorming here
originally posted by: cherokeetroy
"Whistleblower" leaked Trump-Ukraine allegations to @AdamSchiff
BEFORE reporting it to Inspector General. In doing so they broke multiple federal laws & are NOT subject to whistleblower protections. They're Now facing federal prison:
originally posted by: IAMTAT
So WHATS UP with this?
Ukraine Mystery: Schiff Staffer Made August Visit for Think Tank Backed by Hunter Biden’s Old Employer
A staffer for Rep. Adam Schiff’s House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence took a trip to Ukraine last month sponsored and organized by the Atlantic Council think tank.
The Atlantic Council is funded by and routinely works in partnership with Burisma, the natural gas company at the center of allegations regarding Joe Biden and his son, Hunter Biden.
Have anything to do with the information Alexandra Chalupa said she had when she tweeted Schiff?
LOOK AT THIS PHOTOGRAPH!
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5:06 PM - 2 Oct 2019
Q !UW.yye1fxo ID: f946c4 No.21439 📁
Jan 7 2018 23:01:24 (EST)
Do you understand what just occurred?
POTUS Tweets [15 min] between.
POTUS missing "Q" in select word.
DEFCON  POST HERE
POTUS mods Tweets [1 min] between.
POTUS adds "Q" in select word.
This was not meant to signify AUTH / established.
This is to train you how to understand the correlation between posts and Tweets.
Future proves past.
Wind the CLOCK.
The CLOCK and the GRAPHIC are ESSENTIAL.
Feel privileged - POTUS just spoke to this board [P_pers]
We serve at the pleasure of the President.