There is something about this man I really like.
This should be shown on Live Television with FULL TRANSPARENCY.
Trump Calls For Live, Televised Hearing Of Strzok, ‘Other Hating Frauds’ At FBI, DOJ
June 26, 2018
Courtesy of JB.
It is amazing to me that Americans just accept this nonsense. This is nothing better than a state ruled under the reign of Bokassa or Idi Didi Amin!
DOJ Won’t Release Top Secret Loretta Lynch Intercepts Suggesting Secret Deal To Rig Clinton Probe
June 26, 2018
The Department of Justice (DOJ) is refusing to release intercepted material alleging that former Attorney General Loretta Lynch conspired with the Clinton campaign in a deal to rig the Clinton email investigation, reports Paul Sperry of RealClear Investigations.
The information remains so secret that Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz had to censor it from his recently released 500-plus-page report on the FBI’s investigation of Clinton, and even withhold it from Congress.
Not even members of Congress with top secret security clearance have been allowed to see the unverified accounts intercepted from presumed Russian sources in which the head of the Democratic National Committee, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, allegedly implicates the Clinton campaign and Lynch in the scheme.
“It is remarkable how this Justice Department is protecting the corruption of the Obama Justice Department,” notes Tom Fitton of Judicial Watch, which is suing the DOJ for the material.
Yes her name is Reality Winner, and she’s the first in a line of many accused of espionage.
Reality Winner, Former NSA Contractor Accused Of Leaking Documents, Pleads Guilty
June 26, 2018
Reality Winner, the former National Security Agency contractor accused of leaking classified information to journalists, pleaded guilty Tuesday as part of a deal with prosecutors.
Winner, 26, pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful retention and dissemination of national defense information.
Her plea agreement, signed June 19, says she’s facing a possible sentence of 63 months in jail and three years of supervised release. No date has been set yet for a sentencing hearing.
Winner was arrested in June 2017 for allegedly feeding a classified report with information on Russia’s involvement in the 2016 presidential election to a news outlet.
Chinese Official Raises Specter Of ‘Financial War’ With The United States
June 20, 2018
As the trade row between the United States and China heats up, a previously dovish senior Chinese government economist has taken the gloves off, quoting Mao Zedong in an interview with SpiegelOnline: “You lead your war, and I lead mine.”
Mei Xinyu, a member of the Commerce Ministry’s Chinese Academy of World Trade and Economic Cooperation, warned that the two economic giants might be on the brink of a “financial war” with a potential outcome that is “beyond our imagination.”
He told the German website that the dispute over tariffs with the US, which he provocatively dismissed as a country that is going “downhill” and has “lost its fighting spirit,” had undeniably escalated into a full-blown trade war.
“We’ve been in a trade war for about two months. US President Donald Trump has imposed punitive tariffs on Chinese imports worth $50 billion and threatens to expand by $200 billion. If this is not a trade war, what else?”
Courtesy of Dave.
American Totalitarianism and the Culture of Fake News
June 26, 2018
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This culture of systematic brainwashing – in a much-vaunted democracy by a self-declared free, independent news media – is undoubtedly a factor in why American citizens seem to have such a hard time telling facts from fiction. The fake news phenomenon in the US is neither new nor unexpected. It’s a corollary of the way the population has for decades been degraded to a status of controlled subjects. This has long been the objective of US elite propagandists like Edward Bernays who in the 1920s strove to “control the habits and thoughts of the populace”.
As former CIA chief William Casey would later cynically brag to President Ronald Reagan during a cabinet meeting: “We’ll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false.”
The fascinating and distinguishing thing about the de facto US totalitarian system is the illusion that the public has of being “free” – the biggest fake news of all.
This complacent acceptance of “freedom” as a seeming “fact” is perhaps the key factor in why the US and Western capitalist system perpetuates. Few suspect that they are in actual fact nothing but captives, slaves, subjects, in a menagerie of fakery, or false consciousness, about the oppressive condition of their lives.
You don’t become a candidate for a President of the United States if you are not vetted…by the people who actually run the US.
Pepe Escobar Covers The World: From ‘New York Aristocracy’ To The End Of America’s Hegemony
June 25, 2018
Brazilian-born journalist Pepe Escobar, who is perhaps best known for predicting the War on Terror in a column he published for the Asia Times just weeks before 9/11, sat down for an interview with Balkan info earlier this month,m during which they discussed a wide range of topics, ranging from the Deep State’s role in green lighting President Trump’s rise to power, to the imminent Soviet-style collapse of the US. Along the way, he shared his views on the US’s complex and often adversarial relationships with China and Russia, as well as the hidden motives undergirding the US’s relationship with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
The interview began – as these interviews so often do – with an examination of the Trump presidency, with Escobar explaining the dualistic nature of Trump’s unique position as both an “insider” and an “outsider” in US politics.
Trump, Escobar explains, wasn’t born into the Manhattan aristocracy. And though the “Masters of the Universe” – a group that includes the country’s top bankers along with the leaders of the military and intelligence communities – were initially reluctant to embrace him (as were many factions within the Republican Party), they eventually changed their minds once they understood that he would advocate for their interests.
“He’s not born in lower Manhattan…and he’s not part of the New York aristocracy, the establishment that’s been there for some 150 to 200 years…he’s still regarded in New York as a wealthy outsider. But in the end, he was accepted by some sectors of the Republican Party – even though they initially didn’t want to accept him – Washington, some sectors of the Republican Party.”
Everything is converging and when one factor breaks, significantly the rest will follow.
China Panic: 250% Debt/GDP And A Staggering $30 Trillion Of Debt
June 27, 2018
As the world hurtles toward the next crisis, there is now panic in China as now face 250% Debt/GDP and a staggering $30 trillion of debt.
Debt/GDP Of 250%!
June 27 (King World News) – Gerald Celente: “Look at what’s going on in emerging markets. You are watching one currency after another hit new lows or yearly lows. Emerging markets are $10 trillion in debt. And when you look at 2nd quarter Chinese growth, there’s a sharp decline in a lot of sectors. It has nothing to do with the trade war. They have some real problems…
Gerald Celente continues: “China’s Debt/GDP ratio is roughly 250%! They have $30 trillion in debt. Now things are slowing down so they are printing more money in order to boost their economy. China’s currency is not going down because they want to gain more trade exports. It’s going down because they are juicing their markets with more cheap money. It goes back to gold. Gold is still the ultimate safe haven asset. And if this thing breaks out to war in the Middle East, kiss the markets goodbye. And watch inflation and gold prices skyrocket. And you…To continue listening to Gerald Celente discuss the top trend for the back half of 2018 as well as what surprises to expect CLICK HERE OR ON THE IMAGE BELOW.
His policies bend like branches of a tree in a strong breeze.
Stiff tariffs until someone or something (like a market meltdown) confronts him.
Then it’s “Just Kidding!”
Either stick to your guns or lose credibility in the world.
CIGA Wolfgang Rech
Muchin: “Unfortunate” Market Got Mixed Messages; CFIUS Won’t Target China Specifically
June 27, 2018
Confirming that the Trump administration was clearly spooked by the market’s Monday drop, following news that Trump “blinked” on the escalating trade war, and had decided against creating a new regime to review Chinese investment in the US and will instead rely on the existing CFIUS approach to protect US technology, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told CNBC that it was “unfortunate” the market got mixed messages and that all Trump advisors were unanimous on this decision.
“If there are mixed messages, that’s something that is unfortunate,” Mnuchin told CNBC’s “Squawk Box.” “What happened over the weekend there were leaks saying that president had made a decision had been made. It was completely not true.”
“When the president and I discussed this, he suggested I tweet on behalf of him to clarify that a decision had not been made,” Treasury secretary added. “Those leaks were not helpful to the markets or not helpful to the process.”
Mnuchin blamed White House trade advisor Peter Navarro for sending mixed signals Monday about the Chinese investment restrictions.
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Earlier on Wednesday, the White House announced that it won’t be looking to block companies with 25 percent or more of Chinese ownership from buying certain U.S. tech-related companies. Instead, the government will rely on the newly-strengthened Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, or CFIUS, to deal with concerns.
Futures Spike After Trump Blinks, Decides Against Harshest Measures On China Investment
June 27, 2018
Confirming yesterday’s report that Trump was ready to offer China an “olive branch” following the sharp market drop following reports that the US would crack down on Chinese investment, moments ago Trump administration officials said that the White House would push Congress to strengthen the CFIUS inter-agency panel that it will employ as its main tool to curb Chinese investments in sensitive U.S. technologies.
This means that contrary to earlier reports, the White House won’t be look to block companies with 25% or more of Chinese ownership from buying certain U.S. tech-related companies. Instead, the government will rely on the newly strengthened Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States to deal with concerns about foreign purchase of sensitive domestic technologies.
As Bloomberg notes, this strategy is a less confrontational approach toward China than many had expected. As the FT and WSJ reported on Sunday night, the administration had considered employing a little-used national emergency law called the International Emergency Economic Powers Act of 1977 to curb prospective investments.
Morning Update for June 27, 2018
June 27, 2018
Stock futures are erasing early losses Wednesday after the Trump Administration announced a softened stance on limits to foreign investment in certain industries. After threatening a ban on all Chinese investment earlier in the week, the new plan appears to be broadening the powers of the Committee on Foreign Investments in the United States, an inter-agency panel that already conducts a security review of mergers where foreign ownership is involved. The new standard would apply to all countries, not just China. Elsewhere in markets, oil prices are rising after the U.S. stepped up pressure on foreign buyers to stop doing business with Iran. The Dow Jones is up 0.01%, the S&P 500 is down -0.05%, the Nasdaq is down -0.27%.