How an Obama Appointed Judge whose Husband Was a Member of the Mueller Gang Overturned a Unanimous Jury Conviction of Burisma Board Member Devon Archer

The Deep State is well connected to the corrupt Democrat Party. It makes your head spin when all the connections are identified like below.

We already know that when Joe Biden was Obama’s VP his son Hunter was appointed to the Board of the Ukraine’s largest oil and gas company – Burisma.

This is the same company Joe Biden bragged about removing a prosecutor who was looking into Burisma, the Bidens’ and George Soros in the Ukraine:

We also know that John Kerry was involved in the Ukraine as well.

We posted a 32 tweet thread that was an articulate and devastating summary of Obama’s Vice President Biden and Secretary of State Kerry’s corrupt actions in the Ukraine –

In summary –

  • In early 2014 John Kerry visited the Ukraine and offered $1 billion in ‘aid’ shortly after protesters took over the government causing the Ukrainian President to flee to Russia and shortly after Russia invaded the Ukraine.
  • Also, in early 2014 Kerry’s top campaign fundraiser from his Presidential run days, Devon Archer visited Biden in the White House. Then Archer and Biden’s son Hunter are named to the Board of Burisma Holdings, the Ukraine’s largest gas producer.
  • Next the Russian advance into the Ukraine was suddenly stopped by a mercenary army put together by billionaire banker Igor Kolomoisky.
  • The Burisma hired John Kerry’s former chief of staff, David Leiter as a lobbyist. Britain had frozen $23 million of Burisma founder’s money but later dropped these charges.
  • Some suggest that Burisma is actually owned by banker Kolomoisky who blew through $1.8 billion in 9 months in aid in a maze of offshore accounts. Kolomoisky was placed on the US’s visa ban list but then was soon lifted.
  • Archer in 2018 was found guilty in a scheme to defraud Native Americans but his guilty plea was later overturned.
  • The month before Biden’s last trip to the Ukraine, all investigations of Burisma were closed. On Biden’s last day in office, Burisma and the Democrat connected Atlantic Council signed cooperation agreements.

In addition, we’ve presented a video surfaced of Kerry bragging about himself, Obama and Biden all wanting the Ukrainian prosecutor gone who was looking into Burisma:

We also know that Mitt Romney is connected to Burisma.

Joseph Cofer Black was announced as being appointed to Burisma where he would be “leading the company’s security and strategic development efforts.” Black had served in various CIA positions under Presidents Clinton and George W. Bush.

According to reports, Cofer Black was a “top Romney aide.”

We also know that wherever there’s corruption, then the Clintons are right in the middle of it.

The Clintons received millions from Ukrainians over the years in donations to their ‘Foundation’:

From 2009 up to 2013, the year the Ukrainian crisis erupted, the Clinton Foundation received at least $8.6 million from the Victor Pinchuk Foundation, which is headquartered in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev, a new report claims.

In 2008, Viktor Pinchuk, who made a fortune in the pipe-building business, pledged a five-year, $29-million commitment to the Clinton Global Initiative, a program that works to train future Ukrainian leaders “to modernize Ukraine.” The Wall Street Journal revealed the donations the fund received from foreigners abroad between 2009-2014 in their report

We also know the son of ‘Crazy Nancy’ is involved in the Ukraine.

Speaker Pelosi’s son, Paul Pelosi Jr., got paid thousands for a no-show job which he wasn’t qualified in an effort to buy influence with his politician parent. (The same company that paid him is connected to the Clintons as well.)

Nancy Pelosi’s son Paul was also on the board of an energy company and he traveled to Ukraine for his work.

AND — Better Yet — Speaker Nancy Pelosi even appeared in the company’s video ad! According to Patrick Howley Speaker Pelosi’s son Paul Jr. was an executive at Viscoil.

Paul Jr. traveled to Ukraine in 2017.

Of course, Democrat megadonor, George Soros, is involved in the Ukraine too.

Creepy George Soros was interviewed by 60 Minutes years ago and at that time he was already involved in the Ukraine. In this infamous interview Soros claimed to have no shame for turning in fellow Jews to the Nazis in World War II Hungary. The Nazis then stole the booty from the Jews and Soros claimed that if he didn’t do what he did, someone else would do it. This is the man many believe is behind today’s modern corrupt Democrat Party:

See more corrupt Democrat connections in the Ukraine in this prior post here.

The point of today’s post is to highlight the incident noted above where Devon Archer in 2018 was found guilty in a scheme to defraud Native Americans but his guilty plea was later overturned by a Mueller connected judge.

It turns out that the judge who oversaw Archer’s case was none other than Democrat judge Ronnie Abrams, an Obama appointee:

Judge Abrams is also married to Greg Andres from the Mueller investigation.

In June of 2018, Judge Abrams oversaw the case of Devon Archer where he was convicted of securities fraud by a “unanimous and swift jury”:

But by November, Judge Abrams had a change of heart concerning only Devon Archer:

A federal judge on Thursday overturned the conviction of a New York man on charges that he helped run a scheme to defraud a Native American tribe and multiple pension funds through the issue of $60 million worth of tribal bonds.

U.S. District Judge Ronnie Abrams in Manhattan ruled that the evidence at the trial earlier this year had not shown that the man, Devon Archer, knew that the bond issue was fraudulent, or that he received any personal benefit from it. Abrams said she was “left with an unwavering concern that Archer is innocent of the crimes charged.”

She upheld the convictions of John Galanis and Bevan Cooney, who were tried and convicted alongside Archer.

So the judge whose husband was a member of the Mueller gang overturned the unanimous jury conviction of Devon Archer after having a change of heart? Who said there is a two-tiered system of justice?

Hat tip D. Manny

LIVE FROM HONG KONG: 10 Reasons China’s Economy Is Crashing and May Not Mend

Live from Hong Kong

China’s economy was slowing drastically last year before the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan. There were multiple signs that China’s economy was in horrible shape, now they are glaring.

In December 2019 we reported you can feel it in Hong Kong. The economy is sluggish. We reported for months that President Trump had the US in the position that it could only win in a trade deal with China and he did.

We reported in a post in August 2019 that President Trump recognized that China is in an all out war with the US in regards to information and economics. For years Western leaders have done nothing but negotiate into weak positions, never standing up to the Communist regime. Former US Presidents treated China like they did Russia 50 years ago, as their superior always giving them what they wanted and never standing up to their abuse and criminal acts.

We posted a presentation in August 2019 from former Trump Chief Strategist Steve Bannon regarding China. He discussed how China is in an economic war with the US. He said America was losing until President Trump. Then he added this:

Well here’s the game and right now we are converging on a point and they understand this. We could take the whole thing down. We can take, the whole thing’s built on a house of sand…

If they [China] devalue their currency they are just going to flood more out. They got $3 trillion of reserves and trust me, in a New York second that thing would flood out in a second. That’s what their own people think about their economy. We’ve allowed these guys to push us around. We’ve allowed these guys to take the South China Sea…

This trade war is going to end in victory and what you’re going to see is a reorientation of the entire supply chain out of China…

HERE ARE 10 REASONS CHINA’S ECONOMY HAS CRASHED AND MAY NOT MEND:

1. China over built real estate at levels worse than the US in 2008.

We reported in May 2019 that China’s current situation is very similar to the situation in the US that caused the ‘Great Recession’ memorialized in the movie ‘The Big Short’.

The cause of the 2008 sub-prime crisis is discussed in (my book) Falling Eagle, Rising Tigers:

Politicians would have you believe that the 2008 financial meltdown was related to the more recent actions of one party or the other, but the roots of the 2008 housing market crisis really began in the 1930s with the creation of the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), which guaranteed banks’ mortgage risks and the Federal National Mortgage Association (FNMA), which effectively insured mortgages by purchasing mortgages from lenders. Both shifted risks from the lenders to the US taxpayers. Then in 1977, the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) was signed into law by President Jimmy Carter. This law was designed to promote home ownership for minorities by prohibiting banks from refusing mortgages in poor areas due to the loan’s high risk. In addition, mortgage lenders were required under the 1975 Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) to provide data about who they lent to. Then in 1991, HMDA rules were tightened and included specific demands for racial equality in the institution’s lending.

Credit-worthiness was no longer relevant in the US and the volume of subprime loans exploded. The government had inserted itself in the mortgage business. Like most government initiatives, their plans were doomed. Americans lacking the ability to pay for mortgages were provided mortgages at teaser rates that when fully adjusted would never be paid. This ultimately climaxed in 2008 with the subprime crisis that sent shock waves around the world and put financial markets in a tailspin.

China’s actions somewhat mirrored those in the US in 2008. As China grew, it invested in its infrastructure and in addition, it invested in large housing projects throughout the country. These efforts helped bolster China’s already fast growing economy.

The problem is that China over invested in these random properties all over China and these properties today remain empty.

(See below pictures of real estate projects in the middle of China. Seen firsthand in Hubei Province, the epicenter of the Wuhan virus, these complexes are massive but mostly empty.)

There simply are not enough people in the area where these massive complexes were built that make enough money to afford living in these communities. It appears that the Chinese communists’ misunderstanding of supply and demand economics may ultimately be their downfall.

Some say, no problem, China will just move all the peasants to these massive complexes. This will be devastating. First of all China needs to feed them. Secondly, as we have learned in the US, people on the dole with no work tend to get involved in drugs and crime. The human spirit needs a purpose – idle hands are the devil’s workshop!

2. Related to real estate crisis is the fact cash-to-short-term debt levels are reaching all time lows for real estate companies.

These many properties throughout China sit unoccupied, and there is a cost to this. Bloomberg reported in September 2018 –

Cash-to-short-term debt levels at more than 80 publicly traded real estate companies tracked by Bloomberg were 133 percent on average in the first half, the worst since the first six months of 2015 and down from 297 percent a year earlier. Almost a quarter of developers sport a ratio below 50 percent.

3. China long term debt is also on the rise.

In addition, Bloomberg noted:

But while business has been booming, developers have also been piling on the debt. Firms have been selling more bonds in the domestic market — and at the cheapest rates as investors shrug off default concerns. Those with dollar-denominated obligations, meanwhile, face higher borrowing costs as the U.S. Federal Reserves continues on its tightening path.

4. The amount of debt in China is massive and the amount is unknown.

The total amount of China debt is unknown with S&P estimating the amount not reported by local communities and banks being over $6 trillion:

China may be sitting on a hidden debt pile of as much as 40 trillion yuan ($6 trillion), concealed off-balance-sheet by the country’s local governments, according to research from S&P Global Ratings.

Many local governments in China raise debt and hold it off their balance sheet, in order to avoid lending limits imposed by central authorities. S&P says that this is a growing problem within the country, and that the amount of debt held this way has likely ballooned in recent years.

(Note in the US it is considered fraudulent to maintain off-balance sheet accounts – accounts for liabilities not showing in an entity’s financial statements.)

5. China’s default risk is huge.

The government may have to take over these debts as they become insolvent –

Not only is the level of hidden debt held by local governments in the world’s second largest economy rising, but so too is the risk of those debts being defaulted on. Much of the debt is held by so-called local government financing vehicles (LGFVs), and S&P reports that central government may be willing to let these vehicles file for bankruptcy in the future.

“Default risk of LGFVs is on the rise. China has opened up the possibility of insolvent LGFVs filing for bankruptcy, but managing the default aftermath is a formidable task for top leadership,” the report noted….

The country’s total non-financial sector debt, which includes household, corporate and government debt, will surge to almost 300% of GDP by 2022, up from 242% in 2016. Fears abound that if this debt pile continues to grow, a spectacular blow up could be imminent.

6. Companies are leaving China in swarms.

I personally spoke with one China CEO last year who I know who said that a fellow manufacturing CEO in China said the economy in China was “terrible”. I also spoke with another head of a manufacturing company in China and he moved his operations to Thailand. He said that there was no more room in Vietnam for his company at a reasonable cost because Vietnam was full as companies from China, so he and his manufacturing plant moved to Thailand.

These are only two instances but are an indication of the economy in China. The problem with this scenario is it provides China no ability to recover. It can only recover with business but the business is all leaving China. They can’t just continue to build and spend.

7. China incurred record corporate bond defaults in 2019.

Corporate bond debt defaults set a record in 2019:

The world’s second-biggest economy ended 2019 with record corporate bond defaults, a result of the slowest growth in nearly three decades. More than 150 onshore companies reneged on debt payments totaling about $19 billion. That was up from 120 companies and $17.6 billion in 2018.

8. China’s ratio of corporate debt to GDP jumped to 160% by the end of 2017.

China’s ratio of corporate debt to GDP is also large:

Fitch, S&P Global and other rating agencies are now warning of more to come as financing dries up for private companies, worsened by the global trade war and a decade of debt-fueled growth coming due. China’s ratio of corporate debt to gross domestic product jumped to a record 160% by the end of 2017 from 101% 10 years earlier.

9. China’s GDP growth rate before the coronavirus was likely negative.

The BBC reported on official China figures from last month. China’s GDP growth is the lowest its been in nearly 30 years and some economists believe it may actually be negative growth.

10. The Wuhan coronavirus is a killer. It’s killing China’s economy!

There are many indications that the China economy is in peril. The coronavirus may have killed it. Can you imagine the US economy totally shut down for a month? That is exactly what is happening in China and Hong Kong now.

Hong Kong’s world class airport handled over 71 million passengers in 2019 which is around 200,000 passengers a day. According to the Hong Kong Immigration Department it’s now down to around 7,000 passengers a day. Hong Kong is not the only major airport in China seeing this pattern. The entire country is this way with almost no international flights going to and from China for the past month.

The streets and roads in some cities are closed down. The roads are empty. This all takes its toll on the economy.

To think that only a couple of years ago under the Obama Administration the world was saying that China was soon to pass the US in GDP and reports were that this may have already occurred. Today the US is the world’s strongest and largest economy by far. It is now nearly twice as big as China’s and the US economy is growing while China’s economy is collapsing.

China’s economy is in clearly failing and in peril.

Obama Lies Again – Ignores that the Year after Signing the Stimulus More than (4) Million Jobs Were Lost

Former President Obama, the only President in US history who had his FBI and other Intel agencies spy on the opposition party candidate, claims that he created the great economy that Americans are enjoying today. The only thing Obama created was debt and massive job losses with his horrible economic recovery.

Yesterday the former President tweeted an effort to take credit for President Trump’s successful economy:

President Obama was a disgrace. He doubled the national debt in spite of zero interest rates from the Fed. His recovery was the worst in history.

Also, Obama’s assertion is just plain false. The ‘Stimulus’ was passed in February 2009 right after Obama took over the Presidency. He promised to not pass any bills for at least a week to allow for the bills to be read by the people but lied as soon as he was sworn in. The Stimulus was hundreds and hundreds of pages of government handouts to Democrat districts and it was close to $1 million. This was not what America needed and it led to the Tea Party.

Far-left Wikipedia has this to say about the Stimulus:

Note that in his infinite wisdom, NYT economist is credited with arguing that “the stimulus was far smaller than the economic crisis warranted”. (He also said the markets would crash and burn if President Trump was elected President.)

The data shows that the 12 months after Obama’s stimulus, the US lost 4.3 million jobs:

In Obama’s first three years he netted a loss of 1.5 million jobs compared to President Trump who has added more than 6.7 million jobs.

When it comes to the economy, the billionaire schools the com

EXCLUSIVE: 60 Minutes Implies TGP Pushes Conspiracies While Pushing Crowdstrike’s ‘Russia Hacked the DNC’ Conspiracy – 60 MINUTES AND CROWDSTRIKE ARE WRONG AND HERE’S PROOF!

Last night 60 Minutes attacked President Trump and the Gateway Pundit and claimed Crowdstrike was right in assessing that the DNC was hacked by Russians in 2016. However, 60 Minutes and Crowdstrike are dead wrong AND WE HAVE PROOF AND THEY DON’T.

We’ve known for a long time that the FBI and Mueller investigation’s claims that Russia hacked the DNC were dead wrong. We also know that this is central to the Russia – Collusion fraud committed against President Trump and the American people starting in 2016 till this day. More and more evidence shows the Russia collusion scam is the biggest lie pushed on the American people as part of the biggest political crime in US history.

60 Minutes Yesterday

Last night 60 Minutes had a report authored by Scott Pelley, regarding Crowdstrike’s claims that Russia hacked the DNC. In their piece they insinuated that the Gateway pundit (TGP) pushes conspiracy theories. This was twisted considering the topic of the 60 minutes ‘fake news’ piece. 60 Minutes insinuated that TGP had a post in 2017 that was conspiratorial, but our post shared a chart presented by WikiLeaks:

Of course 60 Minutes cannot point to any conspiracy with our post linked to above.

60 Minutes went on to push the discredited Trump – Russia fraud conspiracy. By pushing this fairy tale, 60 Minutes along with the rest of the Mainstream Media (MSM), have no credibility left.

The report, however, is the first report that we are aware of where the MSM actually addresses the fact that the favor President Trump asked of the Ukraine in a recent call was related to Crowdstrike. President Trump only discussed the Bidens after on his call with Ukrainian President Zelensky after they were brought up by the Ukrainian President, although 60 Minutes says “Mr. Trump asked for [Crowdstrike] even before his request that Ukraine also investigate the son of Vice President Biden.”

Clearly if you read the call transcript you can see that the President’s request was regarding Crowdstrike and the Bidens only came up after their corrupt actions were noted by the Ukrainian leader.

Pelley, from 60 Minutes, uses former Ambassador Bill Taylor, from the unconstitutional impeachment fraud, as his expert witness on the Ukraine who claims he knows of no connection between Crowdstrike and the Ukraine.

Pelley then shared the following in his report [emphasis added]:

Robert Johnston dealt directly with the FBI as an investigator of the DNC hack for CrowdStrike, a leading cyber security company hired by the Democrats. He told us the FBI didn’t physically examine the DNC servers because CrowdStrike gave the bureau copies of the data from the servers.

If there is a server or a computer system of any kind that’s involved in the incident you can take an exact bit for bit digital copy of what’s on that system. Now that digital copy is just as good as having the real thing,” Johnston said.

“As far as you know, the FBI got what it needed and what it wanted?” Pelley asked Johnston.

“Exactly and evidence of that is you don’t hear the FBI complaining,” Johnston said.

He’s right. A former senior government official, familiar with the investigation, told us the FBI would have preferred to work alongside CrowdStrike’s investigators, but the Democratic National Committee decided to give the bureau digital copies of its servers instead. The official told us this was “acceptable,” in fact even typical in FBI investigations.

How pathetic is 60 Minutes in supporting this Crowdstrike hoax?

Who Is Crowdstrike?

We know that Crowdstike is related to the Ukraine and this is through Ukrainian billionaire and longtime contributor to the Clinton Foundation Victor Pinchuk. We also know Crowdstrike is connected to James Clapper and the Atlantic Group:

Pinchuk serves on the International Advisory Board of a Washington-based think tank called the Atlantic Council. This group is “connected to Ukrainian interests through its “Ukraine in Europe Initiative,” which is designed to galvanize international support for an independent Ukraine within secure borders whose people will determine their own future.” Also serving on the International Advisory Board of the Atlantic Council is James Clapper, who served as Obama’s Director of National Intelligence. Funnily enough, Bongino discovered that the Chief Technology Officer of “the only company that investigated the hacking of the DNC’s servers and quickly determined it was the Russians, is a nonresident senior fellow in cybersecurity” at the Atlantic Council. His name is Dmitri Alperovitch (owner of CrowdStrike).”

We know that in July 2015 Google invested $100 million into Crowdstrike

Google Capital, the two-year-old growth equity arm of search giant Google (GOOG), announced its first security investment on Monday morning.

The fund has pumped $100 million into cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike. It was joined by cloud computing company Rackspace (RAX), which is a customer, and the firm’s existing investors Accel and Warburg Pincus. The new infusion represents a Series C round for the Irvine, Calif.-based company, bringing its total funding raised to date to $156 million.

Holes in Crowdstike’s Claims – Support that Emails Weren’t Hacked

There are many holes with the ‘Russia hacked the DNC emails’ claim, much of what has already been posted here at TGP.

Some individuals have shared that they have sources who claim that the DNC servers were never examined by Crowdstrike:

It was also uncovered in the Roger Stone case that CrowdStrike gave the US government three “draft reports” on the so-called hack by Russia which were full of redactions and the FBI just took their word for it that the Russians hacked the DNC servers and never received unredacted copies of Crowdstrike’s reports:

Former NSA whistleblower Bill Binney claims he has evidence the DNC emails were not hacked but copied most likely on to a flashdrive or something similar.

(Binney is brilliant. See the documentary on Binney entitled: “A Good American” – it will astound you.)

Binney has proof for his assertion but Crowdstrike and the DNC to date have provided no support that it was Russia who hacked the DNC. Binney also claims that the Mueller gang wouldn’t even look at his data because they knew it would show something different than what they presented in their final bogus report (i.e. Mueller’s dossier as referred to by Devin Nunes).

Apelbaum’s Argument

TGP friend and cyber expert Yaacov Apelbaum says the 60 Minutes and Crowdstrike claims are completely false:

If Crowdstrike gave the FBI any data it was drive images (we don’t even know which ones). This did not include memory dumps, network pocket captures, firewall activity, etc. This type of data is crucial and should have been examined in real-time by the FBI. If indeed any drive images were given to the FBI, these would have been contaminated because they continued to use these drives for weeks after the alleged hack.

Crowd Strike was completely wrong (most likely intentionally) about the Russian hack of the Ukrainian Artillery allegation. And we know for a fact that they used the same forensic techniques to reach that conclusion as they did on the DNC hack.

Apelbaum posted a report in January 2019, with information basically proving that the DNC was not hacked by the Russians. Apelbaum’s first argument is this –

According to the WaPo (using CrowdStrike, DOJ, and their other usual hush-hush government sources in the know), the attack was perpetrated by a Russian unit lead by Lieutenant Captain Nikolay Kozachek who allegedly crafted a malware called X-Agent and used it to get into the network and install keystroke loggers on several PCs. This allowed them to see what the employees were typing and take screenshots of the employees’ computer.

This is pretty detailed information, but if this was the case, then how did the DOJ learn all of these ‘details’ and use them in the indictments without the FBI ever forensically evaluating the DNC/HRC computers? And since when does the DOJ, an organization that only speaks the language of indictments use hearsay and 3rd parties like the British national Matt Tait (a former GCHQ collector and a connoisseur of all things related to Russian collusion), CrowdStrike, or any other evidence lacking chain of custody certification as a primary source for prosecution?

A second point by Apelbaum is –

… that three of the Russian GRU officers on the DOJ wanted list were allegedly working concurrently on multiple non-related projects like interfering with the 2016 United States elections (both HRC and DNC) while at the same time they were also allegedly hacking anti-doping agencies (Images 2-3).

Above are pictures of the individuals the FBI says were working on both the DNC/HRC email hacking and the Olympic doping projects.

The same guys were working on both projects which is all but impossible. (Do we really know if they’re even real or even Russians?)

Apelbaum argues

The fact that the three had multiple concurrent high impact and high visibility project assignments is odd because this is not how typical offensive cyber intelligence teams operate. These units tend to be compartmentalized, they are assigned to a specific mission, and the taskforce stays together for the entire duration of the project.

Next Apelbaum questions the Mueller gang’s assertion that the ‘hacker’ named Guccifer 2.0 was a Russian –

Any evidence that Guccifer 2.0 is Russian should be evaluated while keeping these points in mind:

He used a Russian VPN service to cloak his IP address, but did not use TOR. Using a proxy to conduct cyber operations is a SOP [Standard Operating Procedure] in all intelligence and LEA [Law Enforcement Agency] agencies. [i.e. Russia would have masked their VPN service]

He used the AOL email service that captured and forwarded his IP address and the same AOL email to contact various media outlets on the same day of the attack. This is so overt and amateurish that its unlikely to be a mistake and seems like a deliberate attempt to leave traceable breadcrumbs.

He named his Office User account Феликс Эдмундович (Felix Dzerzhinsky), after the founder of the Soviet Secret Police. Devices and accounts used in offensive cyberspace operations use random names to prevent tractability and identification. Why would anyone in the GRU use this pseudonym (beside the obvious reason) is beyond comprehension.

He copied the original Trump opposition research document and pasted it into a new .dotm template (with an editing time of about 2 minutes). This resulted in a change of the “Last Modified by” field from “Warren Flood” to “Феликс Эдмундович” and the creation of additional Russian metadata in the document. Why waste the time and effort doing this?

About 4 hours after creating the ‘Russian’ version of the document, he exported it to a PDF using LibreOffice 4.2 (in the process he lost/removed about 20 of the original pages). This was most likely done to show additional ‘Russian fingerprints’ in the form of broken hyperlink error messages in Russian (Images 4 and 5). Why bother with re-formatting and converting the source documents? Why not just get the raw data out in the original format ASAP?

Apelbaum next discusses Guccifer 2.0 –

In June 21, 2016, Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai from Vice Motherboard interviewed a person who identified himself as “Guccifer 2.0”. During their on-line chat session, the individual claimed that he was Romanian (see transcript of the interview below). His poor Romanian language skills were later used to unmask his Russian identify.

…I’m not a scientific linguist nor do I even know where to find one if my life depended on it, but I’m certain that you can’t reliably determine nationality based on someone impersonating another language or from the use of fake metadata in files. This elaborate theory also has the obvious flaw of assuming that the Russian intelligence services are dumb enough to show up to an interview posing as Romanians without actually being able to read and write flaunt Romanian.

After providing a couple more examples of why the Russian story doesn’t stick, Apelbaum closes with this –

EXCLUSIVE: Where Did Obama Leftovers in the Deep State DOJ Gang Escape To on Wednesday, May 24, 2017?

One week after the corrupt Mueller investigation was put in place, the Deep State leadership in the DOJ mysteriously disappeared for more than half a week. Where did these crooks go, who was there, and what were the doing?

The Mueller investigation was based on a fraud and the FBI and Deep State knew Trump – Russia collusion was a fraud in January 2017, before President Trump’s Inauguration.

We therefore also know without a doubt based on evidence in the recent report on the Carter Page FISA warrant application and renewals, that the Mueller investigation was based on a lie the day it was set up and the Deep State individuals who set up the sham had to all know it as well.

The Mueller investigation was set up on May 17, 2017 by the Deep State holdovers from Obama’s (corrupt and criminal) DOJ and FBI. After disgraced former FBI Director James Comey was fired, the Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, created the fraudulent investigation. This horrible and corrupt investigation went on for the better part of two years and resulted in anyone close to the President, including his family, personal friends and lawyers, being subpoenaed and testifying in front of the courts or Congress.

No one in the coup to date has been brought to justice in spite of numerous crimes and an overall seditious effort to overthrow the US government.

There is enough evidence in the public arena to warrant indictments of Deep State players in the Mueller investigation. However, there are many unanswered questions that remain. One observation is as follows:

On May 24, 2017, only a few days after the inception of the Mueller investigation, a number of the corrupt players in the investigation disappeared for the better part of a week.

As everyone knows who has followed this story, corrupt FBI actors Peter Strzok and Lisa Page text each other during the Hillary Clinton sham investigation into her emails and through the end of their time as part of the Mueller investigation. Many of these texts were found. However, there appears to be no texts between the Deep State lovers when either was on a business trip. This occurs throughout the period that their texts were recorded.

On interesting find related to this scenario is that no texts are located between the two lovers from May 24, 2017 through May 29, 2017. This was only one week after the Mueller investigation originated.

Lisa Page last texts Strzok on Wednesday, May 24th, stating that she is “at the airport” and the lines are very long:

The next text between the two lovers is not until the following Monday, May 29, 2017. In the mean time there were no texts between the two on May 25, 26, 27 and 28. On the 29th, Page began working for the Mueller Special Counsel, and Strzok texted Page: “NYTimes: A Constitutional Puzzle: Can the President Be Indicted?”.

(It’s simply appalling and grotesque to see these texts in light of what we now know – that the entire collusion sham and Mueller investigation was based on lies and all the participants in the sham knew it.)

Strzok and Page may not have text each other because they were both together at this time, but we don’t know.

What is shocking is that per a review of DAG Rod Rosenstein’s calendar and FBI Andrew McCabe’s calendar, they have no appointments, and appear out of the office as well.

There are a number of people who have done research on this period of time and no one has identified activities by these Deep State players during these few days in May 2017.

Where did they go, who was there, what was discussed, and how many crimes were committed, all on the US taxpayer dime – OUTRAGEOUS!

Any Deep State players who participated in the Mueller Special Counsel and other recent sham investigations should be removed from the premises of the FBI and DOJ and then indicted for their seditious crimes.

Hat tip D. Manny

LIVE FROM HONG KONG: Information Coming Out of China Indicate More Coronavirus Deaths Are Occurring than Being Reported

As of this morning, John Hopkins CSSE is reporting that 1,526 individuals have died from the Wuhan coronavirus. However, many believe that these numbers may be way understated.

One report claims that based on the number of individuals cremated every day in Wuhan, there is around 8,000 deaths from the coronavirus:

Another report coming from the Epoch Times indicates the numbers of deaths in Wuhan from the coronavirus are way low. President Xi’s actions were too late and as a result the political and economic repercussions are devastating:

Another indicate comes from the number of crows showing up in Hubei province:

In Hong Kong Disneyland has been closed for weeks now. Yesterday it was announced that the amusement park hotels will be used for lodging individuals with the coronavirus should it become necessary in Hong Kong. Schools in Hong Kong and most of China are closed till mid-March.

The Wuhan coronavirus is now considered a pandemic.

LIVE FROM HONG KONG: Coronovirus Killing People and Commerce in China – Concerns Escalate Due to China’s Actions – Hubei and Wuhan Leaders Replaced

Live from Hong Kong

The coronavirus is killing people and commerce in China. Mixed messaging from China’s leaders leads to more questions and less belief in information from the government related to the virus.

Today in Hong Kong the schools announced that they will remain closed from the end of March through mid-March as a result of the coronavirus. Civil servants in Hong Kong are asked to stay home another week as well. Most companies in Hong Kong are following the governement’s recommendation to civil servants.

The airlines in Hong Kong are another indication of the impact the virus is having on Hong Kong, let alone China. The Hong Kong Immigration Department releases daily passenger arrivals and departures at the Hong Kong airport, one of the top ranked airports in the world:

The number of arrivals and departures has decreased between January 24th and February 12th astronomically, from 127,000 and 257,000 to 3,000 and 4,000, respectively. The world class Hong Kong airport, for all intensive purposes, is shut down. Since Saturday, any mainland arrivals must remain quarantined for 14 days per new actions taken in Hong Kong.

John Hopkins in the US maintains a site that counts cases by location and the numbers are increasing with over 60,000 now infected with the virus (see picture above). In addition the site shows that nearly 1,400 people have died and around 6,000 are recovered. This apparently doesn’t mean that nearly one in five infected with the virus dies because reports are that the virus is less fatal than SARS.

What is frustrating is that the China government will not allow the CDC into China to identify the cause of the coronavirus or where it first started. Breitbart reported in late January:

U.S. health officials said that they have been offering for weeks to send experts to help China combat the coronavirus that has claimed at least 106 lives.

At press conference Tuesday, U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said the U.S. first offered to send experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on January 6 but China has not yet accepted the offer.

“CDC experts are standing by, ready willing and able to go immediately to China, either on a bilateral basis or under the auspices of the World Health Organization,” Azar said. “This is a major public health issue and we basically just need the best public health people we have in the world working on this.”

U.S. personnel could aid China in answering critical public health questions about how the virus spreads, its incubation period, and if it can be spread by those not yet showing symptoms, CDC Director Robert Redfield said.

Because China won’t let the CDC in to determine the cause of the virus and other information to aid recovery, many suspect wrong doing. One tweet identified the burning of organic matters outside Wuhan. It’s not sure what this organic matter is:

Senator Tom Cotton is also concerned with reports coming out of China, noting that a super lab developed for biological warfare was very near the market where the virus is suspected of originating:

China too is apparently upset with the way the coronavirus has been managed announcing changes today:

China’s Communist Party has replaced the party heads in the coronavirus stricken province of Hubei and its capital Wuhan, state media said on Thursday, reporting the most high profile officials to be dismissed in the wake of the epidemic.

The removal of Jiang Chaoliang, the leading Communist Party official of Hubei province, and Ma Guoqiang, his counterpart in Wuhan, follows the dismissal of two provincial health officials on Tuesday, and is part of a wider effort by Beijing to remove bureaucrats it accuses of shirking their duties.

The central government has set up a special cabinet task force under Premier Li Keqiang to handle the crisis, and the new appointments in Hubei suggest that China’s senior leaders are taking greater control.

Shanghai mayor Ying Yong has been appointed as the new secretary of the Hubei Provincial Committee of the Communist Party of China, replacing Jiang, the official Xinhua news agency said without explaining why Jiang was removed.

Now rumors coming out of China are that the Ying Yong knew he was being assigned to Hubei province because he sent doctors from Shanghai to Hubei recently, knowing they are needed.

Due to the lack of transparency and delay in reporting, the whole world is anxious wondering what is really going on. The coronavirus in China, Hong Kong and now the world is causing deaths and massive anxiety.

Hat tip Doug

BREAKING EXCLUSIVE: Deep State Brings In Big Gun US ATTORNEY to Defy Request for Evidentiary Hearing on Previously Hidden Peter Strzok and Lisa Page Emails on Seth Rich

After getting caught lying to the Courts and claiming there were no documents related to Seth Rich, emails between FBI Deep State lovers Peter Strzok and Lisa Page were uncovered with the title “Seth Rich”.

Next the FBI claimed the Strzok-Page emails were redacted to protect the investigation they claim never happened.

Now the Deep State DOJ is bringing in the US Attorney for the Eastern District of New York to argue against an evidentiary hearing on the matter.

Recent events:

We reported two weeks ago how Attorney Ty Clevenger reported to the courts that despite numerous assurances from the FBI that they had no information related to Seth Rich, the FBI had been caught after emails related to Seth Rich were identified and provided to Judicial Watch. It looked like the FBI was lying to him all this time. (See timeline below).

In response, the DOJ immediately stepped in with a letter to the judge. In this letter the DOJ claimed the FBI had met its burden and its search would have located emails “of investigative significance”:

The DOJ next said that after the Mueller sham, Hillary’s email exoneration, the Ukraine Hoax, Fast and Furious, FISA Warrant abuse and much more, the FBI is “entitled to a presumption of good faith”:

The DOJ then said that the FBI was not investigating Seth Rich’s death and it has said so and there is no related case:

The DOJ then said that the FBI never said it had searched everyone’s emails and claims it didn’t identify the emails it later released because they were not “substantive” emails:

We next reported a week ago that Clevenger filed a motion for an evidentiary hearing as a result of the government’s response:

In his response, Clevenger showed that the FBI argued that they redacted the emails related to Seth Rich recently found and sent to Judicial Watch because they don’t want to disclose investigative or prosecutorial activities. However, Clevenger argued that since the FBI claimed that there was no investigation or prosecution related to Seth Rich – how can they redact for this reason when they claim there was no investigation?

Another material point that Clevenger made in his response was that the emails that were found were between FBI ‘fraudsters’ Peter Strzok and Lisa Page. He said that these two have shown how they will lie and cheat to cover up their misconduct (they are the adulterous Bonnie and Clyde of the FBI for Pete’s sake):

Clevenger was on OAN discussing his situation this past week:

The DOJ responded yesterday to Clevenger’s request:

This response came from the US Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, Richard Donoghue.

Clevenger addressed his complaint to Donoghue but it is surprising that Donoghue responded directly to Clevenger’s complaint and request. However, it is not surprising that Donoghue claims no wrong doing in efforts to obtain internal information related to Seth Rich by the DOJ and FBI:

Donoghue’s response notes that Clevenger has been requesting this information since September 1, 2017 – over two years ago. The DOJ and FBI argue that because they replied (omitting that they stated they had no information) that Clevenger’s request for an evidentiary hearing should be ignored. The DOJ also argues that Mr. Hardy who was the individual who failed to provide information to Clevenger should not be questioned:

The problem is no one in their right mind would trust the FBI and DOJ at this time in our history – not after the Ukraine hoax and FISA abuse scandal. The FBI has been denying any information to Clevenger for more than two years and then redacts the information provided to Judicial Watch while never notifying Clevenger of the located emails on Seth Rich. OUTRAGEOUS!

This is how we got here – we reported on September 19th

Texas businessman Ed Butowsky filed a lawsuit where he outed reporter Ellen Ratner as his source for information on Seth Rich. The DNC operative [Rich] was murdered in the summer of 2016 in Washington DC. His murder was never solved. According to Butowsky’s lawsuit, Seth Rich provided WikiLeaks the DNC emails before the 2016 election, not Russia.

This totally destroys the FBI and Mueller’s claims that Russians hacked the DNC to obtain these emails.

Butowsky claims in his lawsuit:

Ms. Rattner said Mr. Assange told her that Seth Rich and his brother, Aaron, were responsible for releasing the DNC emails to Wikileaks. Ms. Rattner said Mr. Assange wanted the information relayed to Seth’s parents, as it might explain the motive for Seth’s murder.

On November 9, 2016 Ellen Ratner admitted publicly that she met with Julian Assange for three hours the Saturday before the 2016 election. According to Ratner, Julian Assange told her the leaks were not from the Russians, they were from an internal source from the Hillary Campaign.

We later reported that Butowsky and his attorney, Ty Clevenger, requested and obtained documents from the FBI related to their case which we were able to analyze.

According to the duo, they obtained the transcript from former FBI Chief of Staff James Rybicki where he states that the Obama White House was the entity that was pushing the Russia conspiracy as early as October 2016 –

Rybicki was corrupt cop James Comey’s Chief of staff –

Clevenger stated in a post online that –

Newly released documents from the FBI suggest that the Obama White House pushed intelligence agencies to publicly blame the Russians for email leaks from the Democratic National Committee to Wikileaks.

This afternoon I received an undated (and heavily redacted) transcript of an interview of James Rybicki, former chief of staff to former FBI Director James Comey, that includes this excerpt: “So we understand that at some point in October of 2016, there was, I guess, a desire by the White House to make some kind of statement about Russia’s…” and then the next page is omitted.

Roger Stone’s Indictment

Trump friend Roger Stone was indicted after being charged by the Mueller gang based on this key question – who provided the DNC and Podesta emails to WikiLeaks?

The corrupt FBI and Mueller team claim the emails were hacked but neither entity inspected the DNC server which was supposedly hacked.

The DNC instead hired a firm Crowdstrike, with connections to Mueller and former Obama Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, who provided a redacted report to the FBI and Mueller stating the emails were hacked by Russia.

Former NSA whistleblower Bill Binney claims he has evidence the DNC emails were not hacked but copied most likely on to a flashdrive or something similar.

Bill Binney, is more than an expert, he is “A Good American”. Binney developed a system for the NSA that would have identified the 9-11 terrorist attack before it occurred, but the NSA shut down his project. This is all documented in the documentary “A Good American”. We encourage you to watch this video about Binney’s work with the NSA and their subsequent follow up after 9-11 below –

We also reported:

When Ty Clevenger requested documents from the FBI related to any investigation into the death of Seth Rich, they replied that they never investigated Seth Rich and they don’t have any records on him –

But when documents were requested from the NSA, they replied that they won’t release their records regarding Seth Rich because it’s a matter of national security –

USC 552(b)(1) states: This section does not apply to matters that are—

(A) specifically authorized under criteria established by an Executive order to be kept secret in the interest of national defense or foreign policy and (B) are in fact properly classified pursuant to such Executive order;

Attorney Ty Clevenger requested documents again from the FBI related to any communications related to the death of Seth Rich:

Clevenger claimed that the FBI did not perform its search in good faith after first declaring that they did not have to perform the search. Clevenger also claims that his client, Ed Butowsky, has information that the Seth Rich’s devices were inspected and he wants the results of those investigations –

Clevenger wants the FBI to continue their search and not cover things up because their first review for documents related to Seth Rich was inadequate.

Next we reported on October 10, 2019 ==>>

Clevenger requested that the US Department of Justice provide him documents he is requesting based on some new information and Clevenger also asked the court to allow him to compel the FBI to produce Mr. Hardy (the individual at the FBI who has not provided documents requested) and the chief of CART as witnesses at an evidentiary hearing –

Clevenger made his request based on some new information that he obtained related to actions the FBI took related to Seth Rich. According to Michael Isikoff who is formerly with Newsweek and now with Yahoo (yes, the same individual involved in the Russia collusion hoax) the FBI had numerous activities related to Seth Rich. On page two of Clevenger’s motion, Clevenger notes the following discussion that can be heard on Isikoff’s podcast

So according to Deep State hack Isikoff –

1 The FBI had been contacted by the DOJ about Seth Rich
2 The FBI had been examining Seth Rich’s computer
3 The FBI was looking into Seth Rich’s gmail account
4 The FBI investigated an attempt to hack into Seth Rich’s computer
5 And, finally, confirmed liar Andrew McCabe from the FBI said there was nothing to the stories regarding Seth Rich!

Next on October 17, 2019, we reported the following ==>>

Ty Clevenger reported that he received a response from the FBI and they basically said that the DOJ was lying. Clevenger writes –

Now, back to today’s events. In the response filed this afternoon, the FBI attacked the statements of Mr. Isikoff and Ms. Hines as “unsworn” and “hearsay,” and insisted that it did not need to conduct any more searches for records about Mr. Rich. Mind you, I’m just asking the FBI to pick up the phone and call its Computer Analysis Response Team (“CART”) and ask whether CART has any records about Seth Rich. The FBI refuses to do that, even though it has twice called the Washington Field Office (“WFO”) to ask whether WFO had any records about Mr. Rich.

According to the FBI, any CART records would have shown up in the index search of the FBI’s Central Records System (“CRS”). As I explained in a September 17, 2019 motion, however, the FBI had already admitted that not everything gets entered in the CRS. And now we’ve got the former prosecutor who was assigned to Seth Rich’s case admitting that the FBI investigated his electronic devices… yet the FBI refuses to search for records in CART, the place where such records would most likely be found. Suspicious, no?

Clevenger requested a meeting with the FBI but he was out of luck. The FBI’s denials stuck. It looked like the FBI was trying to hide something and either the FBI or the DOJ are a bunch of liars, or maybe both?

On Monday, January 27, 2020, we had a stunning update ==>>

After previously claiming no FBI records could be found related to Seth Rich, emails were uncovered. These emails weren’t just from anybody. These emails were between FBI lovebirds Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, the two most corrupt individuals involved in the Russia Collusion Hoax.

In a set of emails released by Judicial Watch on January 22, 2020, provided by a FOIA request on Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, multiple emails were found referring to Seth Rich:

The emails are heavily redacted but we do know that Jonathan Moffa was also involved in the email exchange:

What’s also unreal is that the individual releasing the emails to Judicial Watch, David M. Hardy, is also the Deep State crook who claimed he couldn’t find any emails related to Seth Rich to Ty Clevenger. Per Clevenger, he was never contacted by Hardy or the FBI to notify him that Seth Rich emails have been found.

Clevenger prepared an email and notified the court and provided the following complaint to US Attorney Durham, US Attorney Donoghue and DOJ Inspector General Horowitz:

In a post on Wednesday, January 29, 2020, we noted the following about the emails provided to Judicial Watch ==>>

The initial response to the query from the Public Affairs Office of the Washington Field Office is telling. The Agent could have responded very simply–The FBI was not involved in any facet of the Seth Rich investigation. This was a local matter handled by the DC Police.

But that is not how the Agent responded. And then he took the step of adding in people at FBI Headquarters. How do we know this? The message from the Washington Field Office at 7:09 pm was sent to the Criminal Division to Agents Moffat and Strzok.

Ty Clevenger now has ample ammunition to return to court and insist that the FBI be required to identify all agents involved in these email chains and to discuss what they knew about the Seth Rich case. David Hardy declared under the penalty of perjury that there were no such emails. I doubt that the two judges involved in the relevant cases on this matter will be happy to learn that the FBI stonewalled a valid FOIA request.

Christopher Wray’s FBI is still corrupt and dishonest and no effort has been made to clean house. There is likely no reason for the redactions in the emails to Judicial Watch as well.

The FBI continues to lie and cover up its criminal deeds. Director Wray is doing nothing to clean house. He is part of the problem. The Deep State must go. Americans demand the truth!

No Frank Luntz – Suggesting Obama’s Economy Was Better on Jobs than President Trump’s Lacks Candor and Is Just Plain Wrong

Poor Frank Luntz… He just hasn’t recovered since his horrible prediction the day of the 2016 Presidential election where he declared Hillary Clinton the winner:

Luntz hasn’t been the same since. He absolutely and somewhat silently, abhors President Trump and will do almost anything to disparage our President. Yesterday was no exception as Luntz insinuated in a tweet that President Obama’s jobs numbers were better than President Trumps, this is just not true:

Luntz based his tweet on a post where some liberal took the number of new jobs for President Obama for his best three years out of eight (his last three years) and compares these numbers to President Trump’s first three years in office.

But this is very misleading in many ways.

Overall, Obama lost nearly (2 million) jobs in his first three years in office when compared to President Trump who has gained nearly 7 million jobs. (See numbers from BLS below).

President Trump has gained nearly 9 million more jobs than Obama did in their first three years in office!

But the US lost an additional (3.5 million) jobs in 2008. Obama didn’t gain all the lost jobs back from 2008 and 2009 until his sixth year in office.

Also, much can be said of the kinds of jobs that were gained under Obama versus Trump. Many of the job gains in the Obama years were part time servers at restaurants. Many individuals maintained multiple jobs because Obamacare mandated that employees had to pay for worker health insurance if workers accumulated more than 30 hours a week on the job. So employees halted employee overtime and kept hours to under 30 hours a week and individuals had to maintain two jobs to make ends meat.

Not so with President Trump. President Trump has gained a million more manufacturing jobs than Obama in their respective first three years in office. Manufacturing jobs are traditionally much better paying that server jobs at restaurants.

In addition, President Trump has seen more than 12,000 new factory startups under his first three years in office. Obama and Bush combined to lose more than 55,000 factories in their times in office:

President Trump’s unemployment rate may be the best in history on average for any President. His rate is averaging 3.5% while Obama averaged around 8.5% in his first three years in office.

In every economic measure that can be imagined, President Trump trumps President Obama. Only when liberals manipulate numbers can they claim anything remotely different than the truth.

BREAKING: Word On The Street that There May Be Deep State Arrests This Week – Half of Deep State Going to Jail – But Of Course We Heard This Before

The word on the street from some qualified sources is that former Deep State crooked cops are going to be arrested this week and overall half of the Deep State will be going to prison.

We heard last night from Senator Lindsey Graham:

Half the people behind the Russia investigation are going to go to jail”.

Of course we’ve heard this before (remember Huber?). We’ve also heard Senator Graham say he was going to bring in a whole batch of villians before the Senate Judiciary Committed since before 2018 when he became the Chair of that committee, but he has brought noone in front of his committee.

But another source, the same one who first outed Ciaramella as the whistleblower, Greg Rubini on Twitter, is saying Dirty cops Peter Strzok and Andrew McCabe will both be arrested this week, maybe even Monday or Tuesday:

We’ve been waiting forever and we won’t hold out breath, because this is long overdue. We’ll keep praying for justice and we won’t stop praying, working and reporting until we do.