There was a deluge of news last week, none bigger than the announcement of a new investigation into the Clinton Foundation.
In the coming weeks, we should be looking towards Capitol Hill, as a slew of Obama and Clinton enablers at the FBI and DOJ will be interviewed by members of Congress.
The Deep State is besieged. Just imagine how impossible its survival when the thunderheads are coming from everywhere and there is no shelter in sight.
Previous Storm Threads:
The Big Picture Theory in Chronological Order:
Other Writings on The Dangers of Unchecked Leftism (How the West Got to This Point):
Links to the President’s Executive Order Freezing Assets:
The importance of this executive order was discussed near the end of Storm Thread Nine.
Hollywood, MSM Machines Pushing Oprah 2020 Theme
I took one for the team last night, folks.
I watched about an hour of the Golden Globes.
Since I haven’t seen a movie in a theater in a few years, I can assure you it wasn’t to root on the nominees or look at dresses.
I watched to gauge the level of hatred for traditional America and the hypocrisy of the #MeToo trend. It was as revolting as I thought.
What I didn’t expect is that the night would basically become the coronation of Oprah Winfrey.
So many coincidences in this moment of spontaneous emotion!
She just happened to win the Cecil B. DeMille Award this year. She just happened to have a speech dripping with politically-correct condescension at the ready. The cameras just happened to pan around her on the stage speaking to an audience of crying, adoring, beautiful elites while she delivered it. NBC just happened to say from its official Twitter account, since deleted, “Nothing but respect for OUR future president.”
Normally, the winner of that award is someone who has had a long and notable acting career. Ms. Winfrey has been more a media mogul than an actress since the mid-1980s. Normally, the winner reflects on his or her acting/directing career. Oprah, instead, spent almost the entirety of her speech dog-whistling to the grievances of leftists. (Video is here.)
The PTB are actually seeding an Oprah Winfrey candidacy. They are trying desperately to tap into the cult of personality that they believe got Reagan and now Trump elected. What they don’t understand is that the backlash against political correctness and corruption are the main reasons Trump won in 2016.
Thanks to President Trump, Main Street is once again becoming the new political power center.
Hollywood is dead. Washington, D.C., is dying.
The old power brokers just haven’t gotten the official memo yet: #YourTimeIsUp.
Oprah had the right words but aimed them at the wrong people.
Those lover’s texts between Peter Strzok and Lisa Page may put them in legal jeopardy. From John Solomon of The Hill:
Republican-led House and Senate committees are investigating whether leaders of the Russia counterintelligence investigation had contacts with the news media that resulted in improper leaks, prompted in part by text messages amongst senior FBI officials mentioning specific reporters, news organizations and articles.
In one exchange, FBI counterintelligence agent Peter Strzok and bureau lawyer Lisa Page engaged in a series of texts shortly before Election Day 2016 suggesting they knew in advance about an article in The Wall Street Journal and would need to feign stumbling onto the story so it could be shared with colleagues.
“Article is out, but hidden behind paywall so can’t read it,” Page texted Strzok on Oct. 24, 2016.
“Wsj? Boy that was fast,” Strzok texted back, using the initials of the famed financial newspaper. “Should I ‘find’ it and tell the team?”
The text messages, which were reviewed by The Hill, show the two FBI agents discussed how they might make it appear they innocently discovered the article, such as through Google News alerts.
“I can get it like I do every other article that hits any Google News alerts, seriously,” Strzok wrote, adding he didn’t want his team hearing about the article “from someone else.”
Two Great Articles at The Conservative Treehouse
These were pointed out to me by a few of my sharp readers. Both of them are long and detailed, so I won’t attempt to summarize them. But they are very much thoughtful, well-sourced articles.
Feinstein’s Office Releases Fusion GPS Testimony
It’s about 300 pages long, and I’m starting an article for Zero Hedge, so I won’t have time to look at it for a while. But I wanted to post the link for your perusal.
From Fox News:
An attorney for the co-founder of opposition research firm Fusion GPS revealed during a closed-door interview this summer with congressional investigators that “somebody’s already been killed” as a result of the publication of the anti-Trump dossier.
The statement was contained in a 312-page transcript of Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson’s August interview with committee investigators, released unilaterally Tuesday by Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.
The release itself provoked controversy, with an aide to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, calling it “confounding” for Feinstein to drop the transcript in the “middle of an ongoing investigation.”
And apparently someone linked to the dossier has been killed.
“Someone’s already been killed” because of the release of the Trump dossier… statement from transcripts released by Feinstein. https://t.co/k8ZC35Ys0P
— Sara A. Carter (@SaraCarterDC) January 9, 2018
Julian Assange May be Getting a New Home
— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) January 9, 2018
The Swamp Draining is Local, State, Federal, and Global
We obviously focus on the bigger names, but corruption has been rampant – everywhere – for decades. The centralization of the economy through big government is the cause. The feds have taxed you and disbursed your funds through the Spoils System pipeline. Money either is given directly for political quid pro quo or through sheer carelessness into the waiting, grubby hands of a “community organizer” like this:
Via New York Daily News:
Where her Coney Island neighbors saw devastation, crooked state Assemblywoman Pamela Harris envisioned opportunity — and cashed in.
The Brooklyn politician was charged Tuesday with turning the nightmare aftermath of Hurricane Sandy into a money-making scheme by lying about the damage to her Brooklyn home.
Harris looted tens of thousands of dollars in state and federal funds in several scams — and then tried to cover up her crimes, according to a newly-unsealed federal indictment.
The politician spent $10,000 of her ill-gotten gains on vacation getaways, covering airline and cruise tickets for the politician and her husband, officials charged.
And she allegedly used other funds to pay her lingerie tab at Victoria’s Secret.
Congressman DeSantis Requests Declassification of DOJ’s Steele Dossier Dox
DeSantis and Jim Jordan are fast becoming my favorite dudes in Washington.
The American people deserve answers. I'm requesting Speaker Ryan ask, pursuant to House rules, Chairman Nunes to declassify any documents his committee may have related to the Steele dossier. pic.twitter.com/TvEQB0oSdY
— Ron DeSantis (@RepDeSantis) January 9, 2018
Trump Hits Back at “Sneaky” Dianne Feinstein
I think Senator Grassley took his complaint with DiFi up the food chain. Note “possibly illegal way” in Trump’s tweet below.
The fact that Sneaky Dianne Feinstein, who has on numerous occasions stated that collusion between Trump/Russia has not been found, would release testimony in such an underhanded and possibly illegal way, totally without authorization, is a disgrace. Must have tough Primary!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 10, 2018
From the NY Post:
Abedin was scheduled to appear in Manhattan Supreme Court on Wednesday afternoon for a compliance conference in their contested divorce. Instead, one of her attorneys submitted paperwork signed by both parties agreeing to end the case, a court source told The Post.
This is pretty damned transparent. It isn’t the rekindling of their love affair. Huma doesn’t seem the stand-by-her-imprisoned-man type.
This maneuver has more to do with spousal privilege in New York, methinks.
Per NY law:
Huma Abedin has learned a lot in her time hanging out with Hillary Clinton. Maybe she’ll even reuse this old gem of a lie by Hillary after the Gennifer Flowers scandal.
This was already surmised long ago, but it now appears someone has proof. If so, the HRC paid-for, fake dossier was used by the Obama Admin to abuse FISA courts to spy on a political opponent.
It’s Watergate on steroids and an illegal attempt to usurp the democratic process of how we elect our leaders. And classic Alinsky tactics to boot; “Always accuse your enemies of what you yourself do.” Or words to that effect. The leftist machine accused Trump of Russian collusion when, in fact, it was they that did so.
Susan Rice’s Pucker Factor must be off the charts about now.
Here is a portion of Sara Carter’s article:
The unverified dossier alleging connections between President Trump’s campaign and the Russians was used as evidence by the FBI to gain approval from a secret court to monitor members of Trump’s team, this reporter has learned.
A large portion of the evidence presented in the salacious 35-page dossier put together by former British spy Christopher Steele, has either been proven wrong or remains unsubstantiated. However, the FBI gained approval nevertheless to surveil members of Trump’s campaign and “it’s outrageous and clearly should be thoroughly investigated,” said a senior law enforcement source, with knowledge of the process.
Multiple sources told this reporter that the dossier was used along with other evidence to obtain the warrant from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, known as FISC. The sources also stressed that there will be more information in the coming week regarding systemic “FISA abuse.”
“(The dossier) certainly played a role in obtaining the warrant,” added another senior U.S. official, with knowledge of the dossier. “Congress needs to look at the FBI officials who were handling this case and see what, if anything, was verified in the dossier. I think an important question is whether the FBI payed anything to the source for the dossier.”
On Wednesday, Sean Hannity said he has also independently confirmed that the dossier was used to obtain the FISA (Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act) warrant from three separate sources.
The Silicon Valley Storm
Kudos to one of my Twitter friends for predicting this aspect of the storm a while ago.
And speaking of Twitter, @jack and friends are in for a rough time. Project Veritas is dropping some inconvenient footage for the gatekeepers of social media.
Twitter Trust & Safety Manager: "we’re trying to ‘down rank’… shitty people to not show up,” “we’re working [that] on right now" pic.twitter.com/cXuek1qIrw
— James O'Keefe (@JamesOKeefeIII) January 11, 2018
I imagine conservative journalists will eventually get a class action suit going against the censors.
— James O'Keefe (@JamesOKeefeIII) January 11, 2018
— James O'Keefe (@JamesOKeefeIII) January 11, 2018
I mentioned earlier in this thread that Assange may be getting a new home. Today, Reuters has an interesting article out that states that Assange’s name now appears on a civil registry.
QUITO (Reuters) – WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s name has appeared in an Ecuadorean government database of citizen identification numbers, fuelling speculation that he may have received citizenship from the Andean country.
Reuters found an entry for “Julian Paul Assange” in Ecuador’s Civil Registry, which only includes Ecuadorean citizens. A spokeswoman for the registry declined to comment when asked if Assange had been granted citizenship.
Following reports of the news in Ecuadorean media on Wednesday, Assange tweeted a photo of himself wearing the jersey of Ecuador’s national soccer team. Neither he nor his lawyers responded to requests for comment.
Ecuador’s Foreign Ministry in a statement said it was seeking to resolve Assange’s situation, without making reference to the citizenship issue. The ministry declined further comment.
On Tuesday, Foreign Minister Maria Fernanda Espinosa said Ecuador was exploring mediation to solve the standoff.
Once again, the president called a spade a spade. Treason is a nasty word because it’s a nasty thing and it was committed often against the American people for years. We’re going to hear it a lot more in the future.
I think Trump should clarify this statement, however. It wasn’t Strzok’s words per se, but the actions. It is the fact that Strzok was in the position of power necessary to actually attempt to follow through on his words that makes it so.
President Donald Trump accused an FBI agent formerly involved in special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation of committing “treason.”
In a wide-ranging interview with The Wall Street Journal, Trump lambasted the FBI agent, Peter Strzok, who was removed in July as a top investigator on Mueller’s team after it was revealed he had exchanged texts with another FBI agent criticizing the president.
In one exchange, Strzok texted: “I want to believe the path you threw out for consideration in Andy’s office — that there’s no way he gets elected — but I’m afraid we can’t take that risk. It’s like an insurance policy in the unlikely event you die before you’re 40.”
That exchange prompted Trump on Thursday to accuse Strzok of treason.
“What went on with the FBI, where a man is tweeting to his lover that if [Hillary Clinton] loses, we’ll essentially go back to the — we’ll go to the insurance policy, which is — if they lose, we’ll go to phase 2, and we’ll get this guy out of office,” Trump told the newspaper. “I mean, this is the FBI we’re talking about. I think that is — that is treason. See, that’s treason right there.”
“By the way, that’s a treasonous act. What he tweeted to his lover is a treasonous act,” Trump said.
The Shithead Who Exploited Shitholes Has Something To Say
Hillary Clinton and her family are widely – and rightly – detested in places like Haiti. She really might want to keep her mouth shut.
The anniversary of the devastating earthquake 8 years ago is a day to remember the tragedy, honor the resilient people of Haiti, & affirm America’s commitment to helping our neighbors. Instead, we‘re subjected to Trump’s ignorant, racist views of anyone who doesn’t look like him.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) January 12, 2018
And former First Daughter chimed in:
— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) January 11, 2018
That Haiti helped pay for her wedding is conveniently omitted from her tweet.
Trump Denies Haitian Comments
Never said anything derogatory about Haitians other than Haiti is, obviously, a very poor and troubled country. Never said “take them out.” Made up by Dems. I have a wonderful relationship with Haitians. Probably should record future meetings – unfortunately, no trust!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 12, 2018
I have absolutely no idea if he made the comments attributed to him by the Washington Post. It’s almost immaterial whether he said it or not. (Can you imagine today’s PC crowd in a room with General Patton?)
If he said it, the statement is still true.
Certain countries are indeed hellholes. I have a hunch that the glitterati complaining loudest about the comments wouldn’t book a vacation in Port-Au-Prince if their lives depended on it.
Of course, to a significant degree, those places are that way because of decades of corrupt U.S. foreign policy and exploitation by certain “charitable” going concerns.
But if Trump DIDN’T say it, then he gets to nominate Josh Dawsey of the WaPo for a Fake News Award on Wednesday.
Either way, he now has his opening to start talking about the Clinton crimes in Haiti.
Gusts of Wind in the Uranium One Storm Front
An indictment against a former co-president of a Maryland-based transportation company that provides services for the transportation of nuclear materials to customers in the United States and abroad, was unsealed today for his alleged role in a scheme that involved the bribery of an official at a subsidiary of Russia’s State Atomic Energy Corporation.
Acting Assistant Attorney General John P. Cronan of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, Acting U.S. Attorney Stephen M. Schenning of the District of Maryland, Principal Deputy Inspector General April G. Stephenson of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Inspector General (DOE-OIG) and Assistant Director in Charge Andew W. Vale of the FBI’s Washington, D.C. Field Office made the announcement.
Mark Lambert, 54, of Mount Airy, Maryland, was charged in an 11-count indictment with one count of conspiracy to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and to commit wire fraud, seven counts of violating the FCPA, two counts of wire fraud and one count of international promotion money laundering. The charges stem from an alleged scheme to bribe Vadim Mikerin, a Russian official at JSC Techsnabexport (TENEX), a subsidiary of Russia’s State Atomic Energy Corporation and the sole supplier and exporter of Russian Federation uranium and uranium enrichment services to nuclear power companies worldwide, in order to secure contracts with TENEX.
The case against Lambert is assigned to U.S. District Court Judge Theodore D. Chuang of the District of Maryland.
According to the indictment, beginning at least as early as 2009 and continuing until October 2014, Lambert conspired with others at “Transportation Corporation A” to make corrupt and fraudulent bribery and kickback payments to offshore bank accounts associated with shell companies, at the direction of, and for the benefit of, a Russian official, Vadim Mikerin, in order to secure improper business advantages and obtain and retain business with TENEX. In order to effectuate and conceal the corrupt and fraudulent bribe payments, Lambert and others allegedly caused fake invoices to be prepared, purportedly from TENEX to Transportation Corporation A, that described services that were never provided, and then Lambert and others caused Transportation Corporation A to wire the corrupt payments for those purported services to shell companies in Latvia, Cyprus and Switzerland. Lambert and others also allegedly used code words like “lucky figures,” “LF,” “lucky numbers,” and “cake” to describe the payments in emails to the Russian official at his personal email account. The indictment also alleges that Lambert and others caused Transportation Corporation A to overbill TENEX by building the cost of the corrupt payments into their invoices, and TENEX thus overpaid for Transportation Corporation A’s services.
In June 2015, Lambert’s former co-president, Daren Condrey, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to violate the FCPA and commit wire fraud, and Vadim Mikerin pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit money laundering involving violations of the FCPA. Mikerin is currently serving a sentence of 48 months in prison and Condrey is awaiting sentencing. The indictment includes allegations against Lambert based on his role in effectuating the criminal scheme with Condrey, Mikerin, and others.
Julian Assange Getting All Cryptic Again
— Julian Assange ⌛ (@JulianAssange) January 13, 2018
Meaning of @JulianAssange chess post. Capablanca v Marshall 1918 https://t.co/2Sa02Sy9Hg WHITE Wins w Sleeping Rook freed (White Rook = Assange, leaves London. White King = Trump, Black King LOSES (BHO). Famous White counterattack after Black opening attack (DEEP STATE) fails pic.twitter.com/JkX2Ajqdbn
— Jerome Corsi (@jerome_corsi) January 13, 2018
This story will fly under the radar for a while, but we’re going to hear A LOT more about this in the future, methinks.
(For anyone who doesn’t know about the sad case of this poor girl, read here.)
Police are investigating the death of one of the first private detectives hired by the parents of missing Madeleine McCann.
Kevin Halligen, 56, was found unwell at his girlfriend’s Surrey home and later died.
Police are treating his death as “unexplained” and are expected to pass a report to a coroner.
Mr Halligen’s company, Oakley International, was hired on a £500,000 contract by Kate and Gerry McCann and the administrators of the Find Madeleine Fund in 2008, a year after their daughter vanished in Portugal.
The McCanns had become frustrated with the failure of the Portuguese police to find Madeleine or any clue to what happened to her.
Mr Halligen portrayed himself as a James Bond-type figure, though a source said he was later considered “a bit of a fantasist”.
The McCanns ended the investigator’s contract in 2009, believing he had failed to deliver the work they were paying him for.
Dublin-born Mr Halligen, who had dual American and Irish nationality, was later extradited to the US where he admitted fraud charges over a previous contract.
He was jailed, but freed because of the time he had already served in custody and later returned to the UK.
In a TV interview he denied he had misused funds in his Madeline investigation and dismissed accusations of leading a lavish lifestyle.
Surrey Police said: “We were called to an address in Cobbett Hill Road, Normandy, Guildford, on Monday following a report of a man in his 50s having been taken unwell, who subsequently died.
“The death is being treated as unexplained and a file will be passed to the coroner’s office in due course.”
The McCanns did not comment, but it is understood they had had no association with him since terminating his contract.
Madeleine was nearly four when she disappeared from the family’s rented holiday apartment in Praia da Luz on the Algarve coast in May 2007.
PS – I have heard of the John and Tony P. rumors, but I have never had time to research it.
I Like to Take Some TIme Off On The Weekends…
…but #TheStorm ain’t allowing it.
OK, time for a little disjointed-stream-of-consciousness thoughts, since I’m trying to finish off the first bit of the Clinton Files I’m working on…
First off, this Hawaiian missile fiasco stinks – all the way up to the heavens, it does – “hit the wrong button”, my shiny ass…
Hannity tweeted some days ago to watch Julian Assange…for good reason. Hannity has interviewed Assange several times and as we know Hannity is given juicy tidbits by the prez’s people…WikiLeaks was also shown to be in at least tangential communication with them during the campaign…this has always led me to believe that JA was part of the storm. Which seems natural since Assange hates HRC for wanting to drone him and also because no one knows more about corrupt gov’t practices than the man who is/was holed up in an embassy for years and who paid a pretty high price for telling the truth. This makes me think that the frozen chess board he posted, and which the very able and intelligent Jerome Corsi likely deciphered, is highly, highly significant. I think that the Sting Operation I wrote about a month and a half even before Trump announced the “Calm Before The Storm” is about to be fully revealed…checkmate…and it’s going to be bigger than even I thought.
And now, for an announcement:
I think we’re going to enter a new phase here at Dystopia, USA. The Sting Operation has become The Storm, and it has exploded into the social media zeitgeist. What I wrote has caught on. I like to think my articles were…well, this is a terrible, morbid metaphor, but it’s all I’ve got at the moment…the Typhoid Mary that spread to bigger names on the internet who have carried it on, built upon it, and gave it a louder voice than I could do alone.
There are many able voices to choose from who are collating the happenings. Many of my Twitter and FB friends are finding stuff much faster than me!
Parsing the news feeds every day to come up with ample proof of what is occurring in Trump’s Storm is time intensive and, quite frankly, takes me away from where I provide real value: analyzing events quietly and deeply. [I don’t think I’ve written an essay in ages.] It also makes me CHASE the news – which badly affects my attention span – rather than be a navigator for where we’re headed. I pride myself on being ahead of the curve in analysis. That’s why I put the date of publication before all the links at the top of these threads. It might even be pure ego 😉
Before the election of 2016, I said that there would be a New Nuremberg of Political Corruption coming.I think that is the transition and it’s where I’ll be channeling my energy for the most part. I’ll keep the storm threads open, but they won’t be as frequently updated. It will be more reserved for when I have something pertinent to say rather than posting a lot of links.
I’ll be starting off by doing a deep dive of the various Clinton scandals…timelines, dossiers, people involved, narratives, predictions and theories, etc…because one thing I find lacking with internet news is how scattered it all is. I want to get it all down in one place. The first section is almost done and I’ll post a table of contents to act as a hub page in the next day or two.
So I’ll depart until Monday with this message to you, my friends, and to a special patriot out there :o)
New #Storm Thread Is Up
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