Here we go again… And here comes the lawyers marching in.
Congress is set to grill Facebook, Twitter and Google this week for more news on how their platforms used by Russian sources tried to sway last years election between Trump and Hillary.
Colin Stretch is on Facebook’s general counsel and handles some of Facebook’s biggest legal problems.
Stretch has recently been leading Facebook’s investigation into Russian election meddling and has some big news about what is really going on behind the scenes.
Reported by libertywriters:
Under oath, one of Facebook’s top lawyers, Colin Stretch told the Senate Intelligence Committee, the total amount volume of Russian ads were approximate .004% of Facebook’s newsfeed.
That means that the entire storyline that the media has been running to say that Russia used Facebook to get Trump elected is totally false.
This needs to get out.
The media keeps on saying that fake news won Trump the election. That’s a total lie.
Trump won because Hillary was the worst candidate to ever run for the office.
-Russian Facebook ads comprised only .004% of total content.
-90% of the ads didn’t even target either candidate. pic.twitter.com/UlmBSW2TCC
— Ryan Saavedra 🇺🇸 (@RealSaavedra) November 1, 2017
We need to stop the Russia crap right now.
Share this if you think that we need to kill off the Russia investigation. It is a complete fabrication.
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Bolton Cleaning House At National Security Counsel … Obama’s Minions Should “Start Packing Their Sh**”By Manly Man — 8 months ago
Kirsters Baish| It was reported that President Trump announced that he had picked former United States Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton to take over for United States Army Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster in his role as head of the National Security Council and chief foreign policy adviser.
The left was obviously extremely unhappy about the decision as Bolton is a Conservative who plays some serious hardball. Rumors almost immediately began going around that Bolton is planning to “purge” the NSC as soon as he takes charge in April.
The rumors mostly came after an article was published in Foreign Policy. The article claimed that Bolton is planning on “cleaning house.” Staffers who are left from the Obama administration are most likely going to be fired.
Some believe that Bolton will be “targeting” anyone who had been “disloyal” to President Trump. He is also expected to get rid of anyone who is suspected to have or known to have made unauthorized leaks to the media. Some of these people were actually brought in during McMaster’s time, but are not considered part of Trump’s agenda.
Bolton will likely be bringing his own team in fairly quickly, but it may take some time due the the rate at which security clearances are being processed for all Trump administration staffers. This means that it might take some time to actually “purge” the NSC.
Foreign Policy explained that it really isn’t out of the normal if Bolton does decide to “clean house.” McMaster basically did just that when he took over for National Security Advisor Michael Flynn.
Conservative Tribune reported:
The outlet reported that Bolton — perhaps due to his recent years as a policy analyst on Fox News — was a “known quantity” by Trump, and pointed out that Bolton’s tough stance toward rivals like North Korea and Iran, as well as his dim view of multilateral diplomatic efforts by the United Nations and European Union, would seemingly place him in line with Trump’s “peace through strength” and “America First” doctrines.
But Bolton also holds a hard view towards Russia, and the Foreign Policy writers — perhaps still beholden to the liberal media-perpetuated view that Trump is soft on Russia — wondered if that supposed difference could create a conflict between the two men in the future.
You might remember that Bolton had met with Donald Trump during the end of 2016 when the White House was transitioning from former President Barack Obama to President Trump. He was not appointed to a position at the time. It was reported that Bolton met with Trump again during July of 2017. He was then offered the deputy NSA position. He was promised that one day he would have the head spot, but he decided to turn it down and wait until the top spot was cleared and he could take it.
Some people believe that new information was leaked from McMaster’s NSC staff, more specifically related to President Trump’s congratulatory call to Vladimir Putin after he was re-elected.
Let’s hope Bolton really does “clean house” when he gets there.
- By Manly Man — 1 year ago
Last year’s presidential primary was fixed after all!
According to a bombshell claim by Donna Brazile, last years primary between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders was rigged by the Democratic National Committee.
This is just what the Sanders supporters predicted Hillary's team would do in order to hand the nomination over to Clinton.
The explosive claim was made Thursday, which could connect the dots to Team Clinton for good.
“I had promised Bernie when I took the helm of the Democratic National Committee after the convention that I would get to the bottom of whether Hillary Clinton’s team had rigged the nomination process, as a cache of emails stolen by Russian hackers and posted online had suggested,” Brazile wrote.
According to libertywriters:
Donna Brazile first came to fame working for Bill Clinton. She was a high level member of his administration and parlayed that, as many did, into a lucrative career as a political pundit on CNN.
We all remember when she slipped the debate questions to Hillary. It was a national disgrace.
And she has stayed ever so close to the Democratic power structure, after Debbie Schultz was exposed as the worst kind of fraud and let go, they turned to Donna to save their butts.
It was in the middle of the campaign and what Donna found when she took over was so horrifying, Donna is finally turning on the Clinton’s and revealing all.
And it is shocking.
According to The Hill, Donna Brazile said it “broke my heart” when she discovered proof of Hillary’s crimes.
Brazile’s proof confirmed the liberal’s worst nightmare that Hillary did indeed fix the race against Bernie and the shady way she did it.
Think of that…proof Hillary is crooked. Just as Trump said.
Donna is spilling the beans in her new book: “Hacks: The Inside Story of the Break-ins and Breakdowns that Put Donald Trump in the White House” that Politico got an exclusive first look at.
“By September 7, the day I called Bernie, I had found my proof and it broke my heart,” Brazile wrote.
Now fixing a primary should be a crime. After all they are trying to save Trump fixed the election by working with Russia, right?
Regardless if this is not a crime technically, fixing the outcome sure is in sports or business or school so why is not in politics?
Maybe we need a law?
But Donna was not done.
She went on to explain how Hillary blackmailed the DNC, which sure seems like a crime to me.
According to Hillary and Donna, the DNC was flat broke. Hillary admitted this too so it sounds like Donna is telling the truth.
And the DNC was dependent on Hillary’s campaign for funds to keep the doors open.
Hillary dribbled out the money and boy did she get her pound of flesh in return. Textbook definition of blackmail.
She fixed the primary against Bernie but worse, because of arcane campaign finance laws, she was able to raise more money by saying it was going to the DNC rather than to her election fund.
Again is this illegal?
The blackmail certainly should be, the fixing as well and the skirting of campaign finance laws is unethical and should be illegal. But who knows in the swamp.
“The campaign had the DNC on life support, giving it money every month to meet its basic expenses, while the campaign was using the party as a fund-raising clearing house,” Brazile wrote. “The funding arrangement … was not illegal, but it sure looked unethical.”
This is a question for the lawyers and prosecutors not for Brazile and one thing we do know is if this unethical behavior was not a crime it should be and we need new laws to prevent the scourge that was the Clinton’s from plaguing this land again.
Share if you agree.
- By Manly Man — 8 months ago
Elder Patriot – In his latest book, Secret Empires: How the American Political Class Hides Corruption and Enriches Family and Friends, Peter Schweizer exposes the different ways that foreign governments influence American policy. It’s an unholy exchange of money for influence.
In a previous article we recapped Schweizer’s findings about Joe Biden and how the vice president folded in the face of Chinese aggression in the South China Sea when his son was handed a $1.5 Billion investment fund by the Chinese government.
Ultimately the FBI arrested senior officials in one of the companies that the younger Biden was told to put the money into. They were charged with stealing nuclear secrets.
James Comey was the Director of the F.B.I. during this time.
But, the Swamp isn’t the sole province of Democrats and corrupt prosecutors. If it were President Trump would have the help of the Republican Party in draining it.
Sadly, Republican leadership is just as susceptible to bribery and extortion as their Democrat counterparts.
According to Schweizer, Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell has his own China connection. It begins with his wife Elaine Chao.
Chao’s father founded Foremost Group, a shipping company that has done “large volumes of business”with Chinese state-owned companies. Trump has not yet publicly admitted it but he’s probably sorry that he attempted to curry favor with McConnell by appointing Elaine Chao the Secretary of Transportation.
Here’s how McConnell’s relationship with Chao starts to stink.
Chao’s family business has deep economic and financial ties to the Chinese government. McConnell’s father-in-law, James Chao, was a classmate of former Chinese president Jiang Zemin at Jiao Tong University. He still serves as Foremost’s chairman.
McConnell has two sisters-in-law that also work for Foremost – Angela and Christine are the company’s deputy chairwoman and general counsel, respectively.
Elaine Chao had worked for Foremost earlier in her career.
Foremost’s financial fortunes are closely tide to the China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) a state-owned enterprise. Schweizer picks up the story from here:
“The China State Shipbuilding Corporation is the largest defense contractor in China, and the projections are that by 2030, if current trends continue, they are going to surpass the U.S. Navy as far as naval capability. Basically, what happens is, the China State Shipbuilding Corporation says to the Chao family, ‘Look, we will build your ships. We will finance the purchase of some of your ships. We will provide crews for your ships. We will provide contracts for you to ship state-owned goods from state-owned companies around the Pacific. In other words, we are going to set you up in the shipping business,’ which is exactly what they do, and, in fact, James Chao — this would be Elaine Chao’s father, Mitch McConnell’s father-in-law — and Elaine’s sister, Angela Chao, actually joined the board, in 2007 and 2008, of something called China State Shipbuilding Corporation, CSSC Holdings, which is a subsidiary of the largest defense contractor in China. So you have this powerful American political family that is making U.S. policy related to China, related to trade, and other critical issues that is highly dependent upon the good graces of the Chinese government.”
The significance of this becomes apparent after McConnell accepted a gift of between five and twenty-five million dollars from his father-in-law. It was his wife’s inheritance after her mother passed. That gift from his father-in-law more than quadrupled his net worth overnight and made him one of the richest men in the U.S. Senate.
If that gift had been made by an unrelated party with the potential to benefit financially from the help of the Senate Majority Leader it would be considered bribery – a felony.
The gift also marks the turning point in McConnell’s positions on China policies over the past twenty years. Schweizer’s research led him to say: “Shock of all shocks, he has become increasingly soft as it relates to China.”
McConnell knows the bigger payday awaits the passing of his wife’s father. Perhaps that is why McConnell’s policy positions were more directed at rescuing China’s moribund shipbuilding sector than in protecting U.S. national security. By 2013 Chinese shipbuilding had returned to the lead of global vessel construction, in front of South Korea and Japan.
Significantly, this re-energized CSSC, the state-owned defense conglomerate at the heart of the Chinese government’s military-industrial complex.
Elaine Chao once commented, “ships crewed by Americans are ‘a vital part of our national security.’” So what changed?
The Chinese government had upped the ante in exchange for continuing to do business with the Chao’s family business, Foremost ships have been constructed by Chinese government shipyards, their construction has been financed by the Chinese government, and their crews are now largely Chinese.
When Donald Trump openly criticized all of the unfair trade advantages McConnell had rubber stamped on behalf of the Chinese, including China’s theft of intellectual property, their money manipulation, and the threat to national security that losing our manufacturing base was causing, China demanded he be stopped.
This goes a long ways towards explaining McConnell’s entrenched opposition to Donald Trump both before and since his election and that continues to this day.
But, McConnell’s opposition to President Trump doesn’t stop with China. The Senate Majority Leader has worked diligently to defeat Trump’s spending cuts and legislative initiatives including his failure to deliver Obamacare repeal that he promised to get done at the RNC:
This is all intended to neutralize Trump and create discontent among his supporters by preventing the president from getting the things he promised to.
It also goes a long way towards explaining why other members of the swamp have rolled over and allowed China to fleece America’s intellectual and business assets. And why Congress is on the verge of passing a massive omnibus that will fund every anti-Trump initiative of the Democrats and that will kick the president’s agenda down the road.
This is the Swamp that is aligned against Donald Trump.