Category: Impeachment

Exclusive: GCHQ Has Recordings of Donald Trump Jr and Kushner’s Russia Meeting

Sources with links to the Five Eyes intelligence communities report that the entire meeting that Donald J Trump Jr and Jared Kushner took with Russian intelligence over Hillary Clinton’s hacked emails is on tape. Multiple recordings and transcripts exist. At least one set of these is in the hands of British intelligence at GCHQ.

It is presumed but not known for certain, therefore, that US intelligence would already have these recordings.

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The Five Eyes agreement prohibits the United Kingdom both from surveilling Americans without judicial permission from the US and from conducting surveillance operations on American soil. However, exploits allowing the phones of every Russian national at the meeting to be used as a “hot mike”, in other words, to record what those around them are saying, had already been placed on the phones of the Russian intelligence agents and assets present. This excludes Boris Epshteyn, who although he is an FSB agent and a long-term Russian asset, these sources say, is also a U.S. citizen.  Mr. Epshteyn, through lawyers, has adamantly denied that he is an FSB agent and has demanded Patribotics remove reporting on him. Although I have updated my stories to reflect his denials, I stand by my reporting. Mr. Epshteyn’s lawyers declined, in writing, to say whether or not he had been advised by the FBI or law enforcement to register under FARA, the Foreign Agents Registration Act, instead asking me who my sources were and when I received my information from them, questions to which I in turn have refused to respond.

The resulting recordings form a complete record of the meeting. If, as must be assumed, British intelligence has passed them to their American counterparts, the evidence would be fully legal as any Americans on tape would be “incidental collection” to the targeting of the Russian spies Kushner, Trump Jr and Epshteyn met with in order to commit espionage against the integrity of a US election with a foreign power.

Exclusive: Donald Trump Called into a Trump Tower Russian Spy Meeting

Sources with links to the intelligence community and the justice department report that Donald Trump himself is on tape calling in to a meeting at Trump Tower, where collusion with Russians was discussed.

Sources could not confirm, however, that the meeting where collusion in the election was discussed was the one at which his son, Donald J Trump Jr, recently admitted to conspiring with Russians to hack the election.

They pointed out that there was more than one meeting at Trump Tower where attacking the integrity of the US election was discussed by Trump campaign officials and representatives of the Russian government.

The source of the recording of Mr. Trump was his campaign chairman Paul Manafort, Mr. Trump’s campaign chairman. His phone had been legally hacked by the United States intelligence community under an SS7 exploit and turned into a ‘hot mike’ where he was, unbeknownst to him, recording all those with whom he was speaking.

Manafort officially left the Trump campaign in the summer. However, it is important to note that he lived in Trump Tower throughout. He was also working on the campaign throughout.

Sources drew attention to the possibility, even the probability,  that Mr. Trump was recorded at more than one meeting committing treason with Russian representatives. For reasons I will discuss in a second article, I believe that Trump called in to a different meeting later in the year in Trump Tower, whether or not he called into, or was present at, the Don Jr meeting.

Authority for the FBI to hot-mike Paul Manafort’s phone was granted by the Foreign Intelligence Services Court, which provided two warrants to Director Comey on October 15 for  ‘any US person’ in relation to money laundering and other offenses related to national security granted against Alfa Bank and SVB Bank.

Mr. Trump appeared to confirm his knowledge of the bad news of a huge amount of SIGINT, or Signals Intelligence, existing against him on March 3rd. He sent out a string of tweets which themselves were crimes of obstruction of justice, revealing evidence in an ongoing top secret and criminal investigation against the Attorney General Jeff Sessions and members of the Trump campaign as a whole.

On that day, Trump tweeted two tweets about Jeff Sessions’ meetings with Ambassador Kislyak and several more alleging that President Obama ‘had my phones tapped’. The media at the time concentrated wholly on Trump’s fallacious accusations against President Obama. This was a reporting failure. The tweets should be read as a whole, relating to what was in Trump’s mind at the time.

I found my work on Trump Russia dragged into an enormous spotlight following Mr. Trump’s tweets. Knowing that Mr. Trump had revealed absolutely top-secret evidence and committed a serious crime, obstruction of justice, live on Twitter, the White House sent out my own reporting on the FISA warrant against Alfa Bank and SVB Bank of Nov 7th. I had the bizarre experience of hearing that paragraphs of my report were being read live by Sean Spicer from the White House podium; however, my report at no time made any mention of ‘phones being tapped’ in Trump Tower, still less, that President Obama had ordered this. I was forced to make the rounds of the media to point out that at no time had I suggested Mr. Trump’s phones were tapped. I reported a warrant (below corrected to two warrants) and not what the FBI did with that warrant; nor did I have knowledge of what Director Comey did with his warrant. If Mr. Trump could rely on ‘previous reporting’ for the evidence his tweets revealed, he could avoid an obstruction of justice charge. I was keen to deny that my reporting had ever suggested surveillance on Trump, or on Trump Tower; or that President Obama had ordered it.

For reasons I will discuss in a second article, I believe that Donald Trump called in to a different meeting, later in the year, in Trump Tower, whether or not he called into, or was present at, the Don Jr meeting.

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EXCLUSIVE Reince ‘Wanted to Run’ – NATO SIGINT on Trump’s Treasonweasels

In the wake of the Washington Post’s naturally, and commendably, guarded exclusive on Vladimir Putin’s direct ordering of the Russian attack on Secretary Hillary Clinton, we offer readers a short guide to what sources with links to the intelligence communities of more than one Western nation and sources with links to the Justice Department report that allied nations possess in terms of SIGINT, or Signals Intelligence, on various suspects in the Russian hack of America.

This guide is intended to be a report on what we know and is not exhaustive. Doubtless there is a lot more out there from allied and enemy nations to the West that we do not know of.

Donald Trump:

Countless intelligence agencies, mostly hostile, hacked Trump’s insecure Android phone. The British, Ukranians and Germans all have recordings of Carter Page in Moscow offering treason for hacking, and recordings of Page playing the tape of Donald Trump for his Moscow paymasters, wherein Trump promises unspecificed (to us) shifts of policy in exchange for hacking help.

As I reported exclusively at Patribotics, this tape was discussed with Sergei Kislyak by Trump, Manafort, Page and Epshteyn. As I further reported, Sergei Kislyak’s phone was ‘hot miked’ through an SS7 exploit by a Five Eyes nation for a portion of last year. By request, I am withholding the nation and the amount of time that Kislyak’s phone was recording all those with whom he came in contact*.  I will report on exactly how each nation holds this intelligence when I come to Carter Page.

The United Kingdom in particular has a treasure trove of intelligence on Donald Trump. Before Nigel Farage – acting as a courier, sources say – went in to see Julian Assange, Donald Trump called his phone (the previous night). British intelligence taped that conversation, sources say, as Farage was under surveillance, and have provided the resulting fresh evidence of treason to the USIC.

Julian Assange’s conversations about Trump and with his couriers are all on tape. British intelligence and the NSA have been inside the Ecuadorean Embassy for some time. There is disbelief, sources report, in many conversations between the two closest intelligence partners in the world, America and Britain, at how stupid the Russians and Ecuadoreans have been to believe Julian Assange’s pitiable assertions that his communications were ever secure.

Vladimir Putin

Vladimir Putin, for the avoidance of doubt, was recorded by both British intelligence and private allied intelligence firms of more than one nation, directly ordering an attack on the United States election and on Hillary Clinton. This recording was given to the Washington Post, and they held it back out of respect for US intelligence, for which I applaud them.

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Donald Trump Jr

Donald Trump Jr was directly taped by the French before the election, colluding treacherously with the Russians. As with all NATO allies who are not part of the Five Eyes agreement, there is no legal reason why they cannot directly tape Americans abroad. The FBI would need permission with a FISA warrant to listen to any such intelligence on U.S. persons.

Eric Trump

The SIGINT on Eric Trump is mostly held by the United States. Eric, who is not loved by his father nearly as much as his sister Ivanka, has been left holding the baby on the Kelhios botnet. As his father tries to scrub Ivanka from Trump holding companies like TIHM, he has left Eric in place. The Kelhios botnet was delivered from Trump Tower by a command and control center activated by Eric Trump.

However, the United Kingdom also holds SIGINT on Eric Trump, because it had ears on the Alfa Bank boardroom, and Eric’s communications with Alfa Bank washed through the server in Trump Tower and the Spectrum Health server were intercepted by the NSA – as all the packet data was – but the UK owned the phones, computers and boardrooms on the Russian end, so has ‘written’ SIGINT on Eric Trump.

Ivanka Trump

Ivanka Trump is on tape with multiple unnamed allied intelligence services over her fraudulent hotel in Baku, sources report. She is on tape talking to her traitor husband Jared about the hack on America. Most significantly and recently Australia has Ivanka Trump on tape talking treason with the Chinese, who allied with Russia in its attempt to hack America. Australian intelligence and the great nation of Australia herself were grossly insulted by Bannon and Schiller when Nick Warner, the head of Australia’s ASD, their CIA equivalent, underwent a cavity search at the US border on a diplomatic passport. Trump deliberately leaked his insults to the Australian PM on an early diplomatic call. Australia is taking a quiet delight in knowing that they have the most damning evidence against Trump’s disgustingly preferred child Ivanka Trump, whom, sources say, is not “complicit” in standing by for treason and criminality but is an active participant in it.

Mike Pence

The SIGINT on Mike Pence, and there is a lot of it, is held mainly by the USIC. I will write an article separately later detailing the case on Pence. Russia holds extensive kompromat on Pence, having hacked his emails to keep him in line. Mike Pence is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of Moscow.

Paul Ryan

Again, SIGINT on Ryan is the near-exclusive preserve of the USIC and RIS (Russian Intelligence Services).

Mitch McConnell

Almost exclusively American intelligence on McConnell, with, among enemy nations, Iran and Russia both having a good deal of their own. A separate article follows.

Trey Gowdy

SIGINT on Gowdy is extensive from the USIC but also Great Britain, in that Britain still gathers intelligence in her overseas territories like the British Virgin Islands. A separate piece follows.

Devin Nunes

Portugal’s intelligence service has had Devin Nunes on tape for quite some time. He is a loathsome traitor and long-time colluder with Russia. When Nunes ran to the White House in the dead of night it is because he saw his own name legally unmasked in those transcripts. Nunes would love to make a deal but the FBI is not interested.

Mike Flynn

As I exclusively reported, Flynn, who is as delusional as he is dishonorable, was taped by almost every European intelligence service. Great Britain has extraordinary amounts of SIGINT on Flynn, as it has been gathering intel on the Russian spy ring at Cambridge for some years now. Flynn’s role in the Russian hack is under-appreciated. He is one of the greatest traitors in American history, and his treason far pre-dates the present lunatic operation of Vladimir Putin.

Mike Flynn Jr

One consideration motivating Flynn’s extensive squealing to the USIC – he has no more loyalty to his fellow criminals than he had to the United States – is his desire to spare the life of his son Mike Jr. The younger Flynn, currently under investigation for espionage, traveled with his father to Russia for RT, coordinated with Sputnik operatives like Cassandra Fairbanks in the US, and pushed RIS propaganda and malware. He was taped in Russia by Great Britain as part of MI6’s wholescale ownership of all Kremlin comms – that is to say that the UK listened to the remote and local mikes on any Russian with whom Flynn jr was conversing – but most SIGINT on Flynn Jr is held in America.

Steve Bannon

Mostly held by the USA and Russia. Bannon has been a Russian asset of medium significance for at least five years.

Reince Priebus

Sergei Kislyak was under surveillance by the NSA throughout 2016.  The NSA has SIGINT on Reince Priebus resulting from this, that is extensive, and now in possession of the FBI.

However, in terms of foreign allies, Saudi Arabia has recent SIGINT on Reince Priebus. According to our impeccable sources, Mr. Priebus decided to ‘run’ when in Saudi Arabia. He panicked when he learned on Air Force One what the SIGINT gained from surveillance of Kislyak at the RNC amounted to. I exclusively reported there was a RICO case against the entire GOP as a body; this is because they accepted, via Reince Priebus, washed Russian money, sources say. The way in which this was to be laundered was recorded at the RNC, sources say. Saudi Arabian intelligence picked up a voice recording of a panicked Mr. Priebus, fresh off the plane, claiming he would seek asylum, sources say. He was under a UFAP warrant, sources with links to the U.S. Marshals report, and was immediately brought back to America under compulsion by Air Marshals who had been placed on Air Force One, these sources say, less than 24 hours later.

Mr. Priebus’s quick return was covered by a passive mainstream media who did no investigating into why he was brought home. I knew why Priebus had returned but withheld that report at the request of sources with links to non-US intelligence. I have now been granted permission and even encouraged to report everything relating to allied intelligence on Trump Russian suspects.

This report will be updated with a Part II tomorrow.

More of our exclusive reporting:

  1. EXCLUSIVE: Sheriff Clarke ‘Attacked Black Lives Matter on Deripaska’s Orders’
  2. Carolina Conspiracy: Jack Posobiec and the Fakes that Forced Comey’s Hand
  3. HostKey West: Trump’s Miami Red Square
  4. EXCLUSIVE: Sessions Ordered Two Comey Memos; Rosenstein Will Not Recuse
  5. DAUGHTERGATE: Ivanka Trump Scrubbed From Trump Poker Shell Companies

 

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EXCLUSIVE: Sheriff Clarke ‘Attacked Black Lives Matter on Deripaska’s Orders’

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Sources with links to the intelligence community report that there is SIGINT, or Signals Intelligence, on the Sheriff Clarke’s collusion with Russia, held by a Five Eyes nation. Sheriff Clarke withdrew his name for consideration for a position in the Department of Homeland Security earlier this month.

White House sources report that contrary to some online reaction from commentators assuming the mendacious Clarke had invented the whole thing, Clarke was indeed being considered for this position, despite his many problems with law enforcement. However, sources say that when Clarke’s application for security clearance was presented there was ‘laughter’. ‘He was told he would never get a security clearance in a million years,’ one source said, speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter.

Sources with links to the intelligence communities of two separate Five Eyes intelligence partners have confirmed that one specific barrier to Clarke getting a security clearance is SIGINT of his communications in Moscow with individuals linked to Oleg Deripaska and Vladimir Putin. This intelligence concerns their instructions to Clarke to go back to America and foment dissent and attacks on the peaceful ‘Black Lives Matter’ protest movement.

Attacking ‘Black Lives Matter’, a just and peaceable movement protesting racism in the police and unnecessary killings of African-Americans was a target of disruption by paid Russian trolls such as Cassandra Fairbanks, a Russian agent of influence working for Sputnik, and Anthime Gionnet, another Russian agent of influence working for both Trump and Putin. Both Russian agents of influence pretended to be for Bernie Sanders and in favor of Black Lives Matter and its just cause before switching overtly to Trump. But they did it – on Russia’s instructions –  in a hate-filled way, trying to smear Black Lives Matter as opposed to the lives and safety of police officers. Here are some examples of a typical Oleg Deripaska / Erik Prince psyop, according to my sources:

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Clarke’s instructions from Deripaska and Putin – Deripaska is a key lieutenant of Mr. Putin’s, posting pictures from his instagram account of the two men together – were not, however, to pretend to be an ally of the social justice movement. Instead,  he was designated to lead the charge against them and stir up social division.

 

 

blm.jpegI had to attend the GOP Convention in Cleveland as part of my prior job editing Heat Street, and witnessed such racism and misogyny that I wound up apologizing in person (and in tears) to two BLM protestors who braved the crowd streaming towards the convention center. Inside I was unfortunate enough to witness Sheriff Clarke give a speech, which wound up with him leading a chant of ‘All Lives Matter’ after attacking the Black Lives Matter movement. Free speech is an important part of US democracy, and Clarke was not obliged to accept or to approve of ‘Black Lives Matter’. But sadly for him and for Donald Trump and Steve Bannon, sources report there is solid signals intelligence on Clarke and Deripaska/Putin with instructions to attack Black Lives Matter.

Clarke’s many previous defiant stances against the law include unlawful immigration actions. A prisoner died of thirst in his jail. Sources have not yet reported whether or not a murder investigation has been opened against Clarke, but if I receive such a report, I will update this story.

I should repeat the “warning” I received from a wholly different source over my reporting on Mr. Deripaska which I perceive to be a death threat; I first reported this yesterday on my story on the 18 year old woman Miranda Crowley and the Carolina Conspiracy, in which, sources alleged, Mr. Deripaska had a hand. I regard this warning as a death threat and am reporting it to the FBI. I will continue to report on Vladimir Putin’s attack on the United States at patribotics, without fear or favor.

“NSA friend is yet again worried about your safety because of the Deripaska stories. They said to be VERY careful and they assume you know the risks, but Deripaska is unlikely to go to jail once all is said and done, so if you ruin business for him bc of your revelations, then you and family may become his targets. They said to be extremely careful just for this reason. your info is correct of course, but they’re worried about your safety.”

 

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HostKey West: Trump’s Miami Red Square

By Jay McKenzie

Donald Trump’s Little Moscow deserves more attention.

In 1995, two significant events occurred in Trump’s life, both of which are weighing quite heavily on the nation of late. We learned about the first event in October 2016, barely more than a month away from Election Day. The New York Times published information detailing the $916 million loss Trump took on his 1995 income tax returns in the wake of (primarily) his mismanagement of his Atlantic City casinos.

The second event in 1995 is likely a direct result of the first. Trump insulated himself from his own bankruptcies. In fact, he actually made significant profits in the process, but his employees and investors weren’t so lucky. After seeing the damage Trump left in his wake, willing investors and partners in any future business with Trump were hard to find. Trump needed to resuscitate his ailing brand, and the opportunity presented itself in the form of Gil and Michael Dezer who were headquartered in the Miami metropolitan area. Together, the three of them began buying up oceanfront land in the Sunny Isles, Florida. They’ve been building condominiums there ever since.

Dezer Development and Trump

When asked, Gil Dezer makes sure to put any reporters at ease regarding Dezer Development and Trump’s vetting process regarding the sale of their condos. In 2013, he told The Nation, “We do make sure we know our customer by asking for personal information at the time of signing the contract. We also make sure that anyone buying with an LLC proves to us that they are the rightful owner of that LLC and we check again at closing to make sure that we are still dealing with the same person at the time of delivering title.”

However, given Russia’s interference in the 2016 election, it’s worth mentioning that surrounding Trump and Dezer HQ, there’s been a growing Russian physical and monetary presence, especially so after the housing market crashed in 2008. According to Gil Dezer, in 2008 buyers defaulted on 900 Trump apartments, and it wasn’t until 2011 that the Trump buildings began making a profit again. This was made possible largely through their partnership with Elena Baronoff, an Uzbekistani who immigrated from the Soviet Union in the 1980s. She recruited Russian buyers throughout Europe and brought them to Miami to buy Trump and Dezer properties.

The extent of Russian money tied to Trump’s Florida properties

Reuters reported in March of 2017 that individuals with Russian passports or address have bought at least $98.4 million worth of property in seven Trump-branded luxury towers in southern Florida. In 2008, the year buyers defaulted on 900 Trump apartments, Dmitry Rybolovlev bought Trump’s home in Palm Beach, Florida for $95 million. Only four years earlier, Trump paid $41 million for the property. Despite this large expenditure, Rybolovlev never lived at the property.

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An area clouded in secrecy

The problem with trying to understand Rybolovlev’s motives is the same issue we encounter when sifting through Trump’s business dealings and any Russian influence over him—a lack of transparency. No, Trump hasn’t released his tax returns, and no, it is not immediately possible to identify where illegal activity may be occurring. However, the not knowing in and of itself is made possible through a lack of transparency the GOP is more than happy to allow to continue.

Money laundering and mob influence has been rampant in southern Florida for decades. Lack of awareness isn’t the issue. The problem is that any attempts to pass legislation curtailing this behavior have been struck down by Republican politicians and lobbyists. This is true whether we’re talking about DC or Florida. Only a few days ago in Washington, House Republicans again rejected a bill forcing Donald Trump to release his tax returns. Turning a blind eye to Trump’s business dealings neither proves or disproves knowledge of guilt by either Trump or those voting against this bill. It simply shows that both the GOP and Trump have a shared understanding. They would rather turn a blind eye to possible corruption or foreign influence, rather than be forced to explain the truth.  

Trump’s allies in Florida, Attorney General Pam Bondi and Governor Rick Scott, have taken a similar direction as it relates to possible corruption in southern Florida. We cannot say what they do or do not know. We do know the two have spent $240 million on private lawyers since their time in office began in 2011. We know little details of why such an amount was spent, partly because of Florida’s lax regulations on oversight. Bondia and Scott are not legally required to report this information to the state’s chief legal officer. It’s unsurprising then that they never did so.

New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is a man on a mission

On Wednesday, June 7, 2017 the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York arrested Diego Gabisonia and thirty-two other defendants on charges related to a RICO conspiracy. Also this past week, the business partner of Michael Cohen—Trump’s personal attorney since 2006—the “taxi king” Gene Freidman was arrested in New York on tax charges. Schneiderman stated that Freidman failed to pay the state $5 million. As of June 9th, Schneiderman is investigating the Eric Trump Foundation as a result of a recent revelation in Forbes that Eric funneled $100,000 in donations from the charity into revenue for the Trump Organization.

Why Diego Gabisonia’s recent arrest may be relevant to Trump

New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has a long history of investigating Trump’s various business enterprises. While I’m sure Trump will readily call it all a witch hunt, Schneiderman certainly appears to believe there is something ‘there’ there based on his recent efforts against Trump associates. Was Diego Gabisonia arrested for this very reason? It’s possible, considering his boss, Roman Bokeria, is closely tied to Trump, especially Trump’s Florida investments in “Little Moscow.”

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Trump’s initial connection to Russian investors, Elena Baronoff, was diagnosed with leukemia in 2014, and she died a year later. Gil Dezer admitted, “No one has filled her shoes.” However, interested Russian buyers have continued to invest in Trump’s properties in Sunny Isles. At least one person who has attempted to fill Baronoff’s shoes is Roman Bokeria, chief executive of Miami Red Square Realty. Bokeria is the listing agent on Trump-branded condominiums currently for sale in Sunny Isles, Florida (above, left). Red Square has a staff of at least 15 Real Estate Specialists, many of whom are Russian speakers. Diego Gabisonia is one such employee, and he’s now facing charges in New York related to RICO conspiracy and Conspiracy to commit wire fraudimage3J

To understand how this all could be related, I must mention another name: Max Slyusarchuk, the President and CEO of A & D Mortgage. Slyusarchuk’s company describes itself as offering domestic and foreign borrowers with significant down payments an opportunity to benefit from loans that fall outside certain limits set by Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae. According to their website, A & D “provides an alternative to our clients to those loans that they couldn’t close somewhere else, yet without have[sic] to resort to hard money loans.”

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Roman Bokeria’s Miami Red Square Realty is partnered with Max Slyusarchuk’s A & D Mortgage, seen here:

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All parties claim to be thorough on their vetting process of new clients, which would be reassuring if there were proof of this, but the evidence is difficult to find. Both companies having associates linked to the Russian mob also throws any claims of legality into question. In addition to Diego Gabisonia, another individual in the area with supposed mob ties is Alex Sorsher.

Alex Sorsher is listed as a company officer for hundreds of businesses in the area; one such company is Liberty Tax Service. It appears he acts in many cases as an accountant.

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The interesting bit is here: Alex Sorsher has been in the past and possibly remains an employee of Max Slyusarchuk at A & D Mortgage.

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These hundreds of companies linked to Sorsher often have few company officers and little, if any, actual business activity. They appear to be the types of companies you would setup if you were looking to launder large amounts of money. One such business linked to Sorsher, Eurasia Technology Group Inc, may prove to be the most significant.

The importance isn’t necessarily the business itself, as there’s little evidence the company is conducting any, but rather the addresses it has listed. The location given in New York is an office in the Empire State Building, near Trump Tower New York. The second location is Hallandale, Florida, close to the Trump Grande and Dezer Developments in Sunny Isle, Florida.

None of the information I’ve presented proves any of these players have committed any crimes, but that’s the defense Trump has used his entire life to avoid conviction. Laws are meant to protect the very fabric of our democracy which Trump appears to be waging war with daily. To put it simply, with more stringent laws, whether or not crimes have taken place would be much easier for either side to prove.

As it is, we’re left with an area with a large population of Russian immigrants who have invested in a small strip of land belonging to Donald Trump. The local area, consisting of Broward and Miami-Dade counties, has a long history of mob ties, going all the way back to almost a century ago. Donald Trump campaign associates Roger Stone and Michael Caputo live in Miami. Caputo, in fact, was on a panel in May with Max Slyusarchuk discussing Trump, Russia and sanctions relating to the 2016 election.

Is it possible these facts are all unrelated coincidences? Sure, it’s possible, but I think given the magnitude of all this information, the American people deserve to know more. My hope is that my work will lead more citizens and journalists to start looking.


EXCLUSIVE: Sessions Ordered Two Comey Memos; Rosenstein Will Not Recuse

Exclusive: According to sources with links to the Justice Department and intelligence community, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein was ordered by Russian hacking suspect, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, to write two separate memos regarding Director Comey; one that argued for Comey’s strengths as FBI Director and the second, which Sessions used in his obstruction of justice to fire Director Comey.

This means that it is Jeff Sessions who is directly responsible for obstructing justice by misusing Rosenstein’s pro and con Comey memos, and not Donald Trump. The Deputy Attorney General made a point of saying that even in his ‘negative’ memo, he would not recommend that Donald Trump fire Director Comey. On the night James Comey was fired by Trump, using the Sessions memos, Rosenstein had to be persuaded not to resign himself, so angered was he that Jeff Sessions had tricked him and misused only one of his two memos.

However, DAG Rosenstein was persuaded that it would be madness to resign and allow a right-wing partisan loyal to Trump, and only confirmed on a party-line vote, take his position overseeing the inquiry. Sessions had been forced to recuse, and the game was now to eliminate Rosenstein. Instead, the Deputy Attorney General immediately appointed Special Counsel Mueller, and left any decisions on recusals to him.

As I reported on Twitter at the time, both Andy McCabe and Rod Rosenstein had Director Comey’s full confidence – and they still do.

The concerted effort to concoct a forced recusal – which will not happen – is seen by sources as a push from Russian interests using selected commentators in the US media, some of whom may not realize they are being used in this way, because only one of the Rosenstein “Comey Memos” was ever used (and abused) by Jeff Sessions.

Sources say that the USIC has indeed long been playing a game of chess with Mr. Putin. Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham confirmed Jeff Sessions as Attorney General, these sources say, deliberately in order to trap both Trump and Sessions. Both men were well aware of the “conflicts” Sessions had with Russia, and Senator McCain, who gave to US intelligence a much fuller version of the Steele Dossier, in particular, knew some of the reported signals intelligence on meetings Sessions had had with pro-Russian lobbyists. By confirming Sessions as Attorney General they removed him from the Russia inquiry, and this was deliberate.

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Sources with links to the intelligence community report deep anger at what is seen as a push by the Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska, who has both close ties to Vladimir Putin and funds PR companies in the United States, to push for the forced “recusal” of DAG Rosenstein on spurious grounds that he is a “witness” to obstruction of justice by Donald Trump. Donald Trump tried to boost the flagging  ‘recusal’ narrative in the mainstream media by tweeting:

I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director! Witch Hunt

Of course, this is exactly the tactic Trump tried to use against Judge Curiel in the Trump University case. Trump tried to catfish Curiel into recusal by tweets and abuse:

I have a judge in the Trump University civil case, Gonzalo Curiel (San Diego), who is very unfair. An Obama pick. Totally biased-hates Trump

The pattern of calling bias, adding insults and generally creating smoke in order to remove a ‘troublesome priest’ is both annoying and ineffective, Justice Department sources say. Sources pointed out that DAG Rosenstein had already set out the legally correct position – he would recuse himself if Mueller, not Trump, decided he needed to do so. Thus, any recusal would only be determined by the Special Counsel.

It is plain to see that Mr. Trump would always be able to cherry-pick Justice Department and other third branch personnel if he were able to force them into recusal merely by picking a quarrel with them, these sources say. Special Counsel Mueller is unmoved by media parlor games incited by Mr. Deripaska, who is currently, whether he knows it or not, under the spotlight by the United States Intelligence Community, who resent Putin’s ongoing attempted intervention in their work.

 

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DAUGHTERGATE: Ivanka Trump Scrubbed From Trump Poker Shell Companies

New financial disclosures reported by Donald Trump show Ivanka Trump’s name being scrubbed from shell companies related to online gambling. Sources with links to the intelligence community and separate sources with links to the White House say that these companies were designed to disguise Russian payments and money-laundering. They further point, these sources say, to the fact that the Kelhios botnet – which was used in Russia’s hack on the American election – was run by a command and control server working from Trump Tower, with the full knowledge of Eric Trump.

Ivanka has been linked to eleven companies in the Trump financial disclosures. Her status has been put to “Inactive” on several odd holding companies, including:

and others. The most immediately interesting company of Ivanka Trump’s is “Poker Venture Managing Member Corp“.  This is owned by Donald and Ivanka Trump. Ivanka’s company with her father itself is an officer of this very dodgy-looking shell, “Poker Venture LLC.” Judging by the corporation wiki, there is panic in Team Ivanka and Team Trump over “Poker Venture“.  It shows zero “Key People”, and has two other almost identical companies as its officers – the live, active PVMMC that Ivanka co-owns with her pops, and this “Inactive” attempt to clean Ivanka out of the picture: by: Poker Venture Managing Member Corp by: Donald J. Trump.

Those touring “Corporation Wiki” will be surprised to see that “Poker Venture Managing Member Corp by: Donald J Trump” lists itself as an officer of inactive “Poker Venture”, yet when one clicks on the gray icon, one is taken to the same active company.

All very strange. Why are Ms. Trump’s shell companies having a panic? What does it matter if she is directly connected to Trump International Hotel Management (which she is) through TIHM? Why is “Poker Ventures” suddenly showing as both active and inactive simultaneously?

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Sources with links to the intelligence community say that the disassociation with the TIHM is because Trump Hotels and Eric Trump are linked to the Kelhios botnet, which was run with a command and control server out of Trump Tower with the full knowledge of Eric and Donald Trump, and also of course, of Ivanka Trump, whose husband Jared was talking to the Russian Ambassador in the Russian Embassy about secret communications with Russia.

Poker Venture Managing Member Corp is a Nevada company. On the Nevada Secretary of State’s website, it shows an odd filing history. The company was formed in 2012, filed an annual listing in 2013 and 2014; no documents are listed for 2015, but two appear two years later, on August 4 2016.  However, the official Nevada listing shows PVMMC being cancelled on May 22, 2017.

Equally odd is that the state of New Jersey   – (Ivanka Trump has a New Jersey address listed as one of her business records, associated with Poker Ventures) – has added to its newly published list of “Internet Gaming Ancillary Companies”  both Poker Ventures LLC, which was already listed, but also “Novacorp Net Ltd”, “VidMob Inc” and “Reblaze Technologies”.  VidMob Inc, a video company, appears to have a Russian developer on its github, Sergey Shpuntov, whose activity appears to be locked on GitHub; Novacorp Net appears to be associated with a credit card company whose records have been scrubbed (but not well enough); while Reblaze Technologies appears to be coded by Russo-Israelis. Russian Israeli.jpeg

Much worse, Reblaze Technologies does not appear to have much to do with “ancillary services for internet gambling” in NJ – rather, it publishes anti-NSA blogs such as these, lauding the ‘hacking tools’ leaked by Shadow Brokers. Reblaze also offers lists of “protect your website” services you can buy from Russian hackers [sic], listing, ostensibly to protect against them, the full range of tools employed on Russia’s hack of America; its founder repeated the anti-NSA blog in an article that reads as a threat to hack America on Medium in December 2016.

Despite this, even the most secretive malware usually gets exposed eventually.

A great example of this occurred in August: ‘Powerful NSA hacking tools have been revealed online’. As the article explained, “some of the most powerful espionage tools created by the National Security Agency’s elite group of hackers” were stolen by illicit hackers and placed up for auction, for any cybercriminal in the world to buy.

Put all of these together – Novacorp, VidMob and Reblaze, as brand new additions to New Jersey’s “ancillary internet gambling companies” and you see three Russian companies involved, sources allege, with the Kelhios botnet, the direct Russian hack on American voter registries and the DNC, and malware delivered via the Kelhios botnet, that are now trying to cover themselves by pretending to have something to do with “online gambling”. Sources suggest that all three directly relate to Ivanka Trump’s “Poker Ventures” company with her father, which is listed on the same sheet. The state document says:

The following companies have filed completed applications to provide ancillary services for Internet gaming. Preliminary examination of the filings allows for these companies to enter into agreements with casino licensees and Internet gaming permit holders.

It is not therefore much of a leap to imagine – though sources were not specific on this point – that Novacorp, VidMob and Reblaze have been discovered to have been paid by a Trump company, and that their late additions to the New Jersey filing are an attempt to provide a figleaf over other “services” that they did provide.

On the wider reason for the cover-up on Ivanka, sources suggested patribotics was being pointed to specific documents because Trump is threatening to fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Patience for Trump’s obstruction is wearing thin, sources with links to the intelligence community report. They also suggest that Paul Ryan, who is more realistic towards his own predicament than Mr. Trump, is willing to cooperate with authorities in exchange for mitigation of his own sentence. If Ryan gives up McConnell, and does not impede Mueller or the FBI further, it is possible he may avoid jail, although like Devin Nunes he will be required to resign from Congress. Ryan spoke in defense of Special Counsel Mueller, showing that Trump can no longer rely on Russian kompromat on Ryan to protect him.

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