The Storm has reached its fifth week. We’re still waiting to see who’s sitting under Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s sealed indictments. Hopefully, we’ll learn this week.
The Mueller theory and the concept of The Storm have increasingly entered the internet zeitgeist in the past week or two. More and more, I’m seeing them catch on.
Here is a recap and primer for those who are new, or if you need to refresh your memory on recent events:
Previous Storm Threads:
The Big Picture Theory:
Other Writings on The Dangers of Unchecked Leftism (How the West Got to This Point):
For people looking for grand happenings on fixed dates: they will occur, but not at our whim or timing. This is an intelligence war that ends up in courtrooms. The “happenings” are daily now, but subtle at first. Think of it as the way a bit of classical music builds to a crescendo or frenzy. This is no different.
The importance is the symphony has begun at all. You can hear the strains ramping in intensity early if you’re playing close attention.
Important note: The format for this thread will be a bit different. The most recent posts will be at the bottom of the screen. An astute gentleman informed me that, in the old format, a reader would have to scroll up after refreshing the screen. We begin below the dividing line.
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More as I begin to sift through them. I’ll drop finds under this heading.
See above. I’m not gonna get much rest today. Week 5 is already off to a roaring start.
Some redactions are coming off:
The majority of the documents released today were released previously in redacted form. The versions released today were prepared by agencies prior to October 26, 2017, and were posted to make the latest versions of the documents available as expeditiously as possible.
This didn’t take long at all. Fritts will find that the smell of corruption tends to linger on the body. And her name is all over many years of FARA paperwork.
Lobbying is almost certain to cease to exist in its current form in the future.
Less than two weeks after John Podesta’s brother, Tony, quit as head of the prominent Democratic lobbying group, the Podesta Group just days after it was revealed that Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller was investigating Podesta for potentially violating the Foreign Agents Registration Act for his work involving Ukraine clients, Politico reported overnight that Podesta Group longtime CEO, Kimberley Fritts, is leaving the firm to start her own lobbying shop, according to three Podesta Group staffers.
Tony Podesta tapped Fritts as his successor when he announced he’d step down as chairman last week, hours after an indictment charging Paul Manafort and his deputy, Rick Gates, with violating foreign lobbying law, was unsealed. As a reminder, the widely leaked indictment accused Manafort of hiring the Podesta Group to lobby for an ostensibly independent nonprofit that “was under the ultimate direction” of the Ukrainian president, his party and the Ukrainian government.
And while Fritts had been expected to relaunch the Podesta Group – under a new name of course – in the days after Podesta stepped down, after just a week of trying to hammer out the details of what the new firm would look like, Fritts announced at a staff meeting late on Thursday that she would resign and start a new firm, “exacerbating questions about the future of the Podesta Group and its dozens of employees” as Politico politely puts it. Which, of course, is a less polite way of saying that the Podesta group is almost certain to be formally charged for the same violations that dragged down Manafort.
Fitts’ was just the latest exodus from the sinking ship: last week Paul Brathwaite, a Podesta Group principal, said that he was leaving to start his own shop, Federal Street Strategies.
Politico quoted one Podesta Group staffer who described Fritts’ decision as as the next step in rebuilding the firm without Tony Podesta: “Tony Podesta’s name had become a scarlet letter,” the staffer said, speaking on condition of anonymity.”
Roy Moore Accusations
I have absolutely no way of knowing if there is any validity to the accuser’s story. Let the merits of the case withstand scrutiny. If it is shown that Moore did what he is accused of, he should pay the cost. He wouldn’t be the first hypocrite to run for office, if it’s true. But it is entirely too easy, on the other hand, to lob accusations without accompanying proof to railroad a candidate dangerous to the status quo.
I will only state that the people jumping on the story are like a rogue’s gallery of swamp creatures like the Washington Post and:
The allegations against Roy Moore are deeply disturbing and disqualifying. He should immediately step aside and allow the people of Alabama to elect a candidate they can be proud of.
— John McCain (@SenJohnMcCain) November 9, 2017
— Evan McMullin (@Evan_McMullin) November 10, 2017
Innocent until proven guilty is for criminal convictions, not elections. I believe Leigh Corfman. Her account is too serious to ignore. Moore is unfit for office and should step aside.
— Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) November 10, 2017
Let’s see where the facts lead before jumping to conclusions. This is not a Bill Clinton scenario where there is a decades-long trail of evidence of sexual assaults.
On Sycophantic Businesses
Pretty much the entire world revolves around big money. I know, not really breaking news. But the extent to which businesses engage in toxic, immoral behavior just to get a piece of that money pie will be shocking, nevertheless, when we’re deeper into the swamp draining process.
When the super rich set up shop in a given place, like, say, Washington D.C., other businesses are established to cover for the financial crimes of the powerful. A good chunk of businesses in the big wealth capitals are money-laundering fronts. This is the case in all oligarchies and banana republics, the status of which the U.S.A. has accelerated towards for decades.
Then there are the businesses that are created to cater to the bottom-line agendas and personal peccadilloes of the extreme upper crust; think government contracting and lobbying firms, giant tax-exempt foundations, and oligarch media outlets for the former, or “upscale” “gentleman’s clubs” and cottage industries selling forbidden fruit to those for whom laws do not apply, for the latter. All these going concerns are dependent on that big money at the top.
“I was only following orders.”
“I had to make a living.”
“This is the system we’re a slave to.”
You’ll hear that a lot in the future. It’s also true and understandable as far as it goes. But calling it your job, hoss, don’t make it right.
This, unfortunately, is what you get in late-stage capitalism, long after the original concept was corrupted and its adherents placed money ahead of virtue.
Before you ask, no, I’m not a communist. But I’ll never be an apologist for this Franken-economy we serve today. The system got gamed and now 99.99% of us are the losers. It needs serious reforming. The only answer is a combination of a reset, debt jubilee, harsher rules for bribery and other white-collar crimes, a more virtuous citizenry, the capping (or banning, even) of usury, and most importantly, getting smaller.
Smaller entitlement systems.
Grow local. Sell local. Buy local.
You know, the way this country was envisioned by the Founding Fathers. Novel concept, that.
And when it is reformed, “Let the sentinels on the watch-tower sleep not, and slumber not.”
Happy Veterans Day
To all the good men and women serving in the Armed Forces, I salute you. While much of the world has been corrupted, the U.S. military has been one of the last bulwarks of selflessness, discipline, and dedication. You do your country proud. Thank you.
Thoughts on Roy Moore, Post-Hannity Interview
First, have a listen:
Held to high standards of conduct, Moore is clearly found wanting. Although he denies the accusations of the then- 14-year old girl, he essentially is copping to what the 16-18 year old girls asserted. A man of the law, no matter if it was 40 years ago, HAS to know the inappropriateness of what he did. If he did initiate sexual conduct (petting, basically) with the 14-year old girl when he was in his early thirties – and it sounds like there are those who can corroborate it – he acted criminally. [Sixteen is the age of consent in Alabama, then and now. The statute of limitations has long expired in this case.]
But held to the standards of conduct established by our current political “leaders”, the worst of these allegations against Moore positively pales to the known behavior of many members of Congress, past and present.
And what about the unknown behavior, the skeletons, of many of those piling on Moore?
Do you think we’d find worse?
Of course we would. By orders of magnitude.
The Deep State have used this sneaky tactic against religious conservatives for years:
“Make the enemy live up to their own book of rules.”
The author? Saul Alinsky.
Personally, I want my political leaders of a cleaner breed. Moore does not fit that standard. Especially at a time when Trump has a swamp to drain; a swamp brimming with child molesters.
Until then, Rules for Radicals #4 be damned. Let the Swamp have this victory. Roy Moore’s Senate candidacy is not a hill worth dying on.
But he is likely no monster, unlike many in Washington, D.C.
Dropping Roy Moore is trading a pawn to eventually get the king.
Good morning, all. It’s 7:15 on a West Coast Sunday morning. Today will be a light day on the blog, barring something momentous. It’s important to take breaks from the computer – both writer and reader – to enjoy the bounty God has given us, and so that we’re refreshed for the days ahead. Enjoy it and I’ll see you Monday.
Woke up this morning to this article in my Twitter feed. When I said the arrest of Alwaleed was going to be enormous (in Storm Thread Four), I meant it. Study the excerpt below and don’t take it at face value. It should become clearer in the future.
Saudi Princess Amira Bint Aidan Bin Nayef went on a rampage against the ruling Saudi regime in her exclusive statements to the French newspaper Le Monde, saying slavery in Saudi Arabia has different forms, but it is done in secrecy and permitted only among the primary beneficiaries of the princes of the House of Saud.
She mentioned one of the most repulsive things: buying and renting the children, especially the orphans, from countries like Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, the Philippines, Djibouti, Somalia, Nigeria, Romania and Bulgaria.
According to Aidan, the ex-wife of the Saudi Prince Al Waleed bin Talal, who was recently arrested in scope of the anti-corruption purges in the country, those who accuse others of corruption and money laundering, are in fact highly corrupted themselves.
Russian online newsportal Fort Russ reports quoting Aden’s interview on Le Monde, the princess said they’ve turned the city of Jeddah into a slave market where underage girls are being exploited for noisy sex parties involving drug and alcohol abuse.
I include this picture of the Princess and not merely because she is an almost absurdly beautiful woman.
When you need someone to pile on, this ghoul is only a stack of cash and a phone call away. She also taught her daughter quite well.
Regarding Moore, this is why I said his candidacy was not a hill worth dying on for the right. There’s always the next shoe, real or not.
It’s mostly flattering material to Trump Jr. and Assange. My main takeaway is that WikiLeaks was aware of the Clinton campaign attempting to rig the general election. I’m sure the MSM will try to paint this as bad for Trump, but read it through. This is probably a Trump-friendly leak that will backfire on the press like all the rest.
A very good point:
Tomorrow the #ClintonFoundation tax return is due . . . I’ll be interested to see if @PwC signs off on it as a charity. If so, it will undoubtedly mark the beginning of end for the firm. #PayToPlay #TheStorm #FollowTheWhiteRabbit #QAnon
— #TrishTheDish (@TrishaDishes) November 14, 2017
Sessions with Revealing Answer
— Sara A. Carter (@SaraCarterDC) November 14, 2017
Sessions’ answer, or non-answer, really, fits with my theory. This is what I wrote on October 4th in the comments section:
I surmise that Sessions is trying to keep the investigational matters as in- (White) house as possible because it’s too likely to be leaked, screwed-up, and/or thwarted by the Congress, many of whom are the Swamp.
“Impeach Trump” Billionaire Tom Steyer Has Links to Good Old Fusion GPS
When you have high stakes and literally everything to lose, as does the Deep State, you fight like a cornered wombat. Their desperate viciousness makes more sense with every day that passes and with every article that exposes them.
From The Daily Caller:
Years before Fusion GPS became famous for its work on the Trump dossier, the opposition research firm worked for Tom Steyer, the billionaire Democratic donor currently waging a $20 million TV campaign to impeach President Trump.
A Daily Caller investigation reveals that in 2012, Steyer, a hedge fund chieftain and environmental activist, hired Fusion GPS and its founding partner, Glenn Simpson, to conduct an investigation to help pass a ballot initiative aimed at closing a tax loophole for California businesses and funneling money to clean energy projects.
Steyer poured $32 million into “Yes on Prop 39,” a committee he formed to support ballot initiative Proposition 39. The successful campaign made Steyer a rising star in the world of Democratic politics. The party’s most generous donor in the 2016 election cycle — giving more than $90 million to various political action committees — Steyer is said to be considering running for political office.
The Associated Press reported in Aug. 2015 that a portion of Prop 39 that promised to created 11,000 clean energy jobs per year had only created 1,700 jobs after three years. And more than half of the $300 million promised to public schools to improve energy efficiency had gone to consultants and energy auditors.
Oh look, another “philanthropist” trying to influence public policy to get his hand in that sweet, sweet, spoils system cookie jar. Maybe they need Trump out of the way to keep the good times rolling:
McCabe, as we know, is mixed up in many shenanigans. It’s 76 pages long, so I’ll give it a read and post relevant info later.
Bureau was not too happy about a Wall Street Journal article by Devlin Barrett about the money McCabe’s wife received from Terry McAuliffe.
FBI emails reveal FBI officials did not like story about FBI official's wife. (Come for the emails (+ staffwide memo!) trashing me, stay for the one where Comey speculates about who is leaking) https://t.co/6t3JW1yBK3
— Devlin Barrett (@DevlinBarrett) November 15, 2017
Here is the WSJ article referenced. If you don’t have a subscription, you can read it on page 31 in the Vault release.
Why was McCabe’s wife’s campaign taking money from Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe, who was under FBI investigation? Shouldn’t Andrew McCabe have known, despite being given Hatch Act clearance from the Bureau, that it was a bad idea? Why would Terry McAuliffe hand-select and heavily fund an obscure pediatrician to run for State Senate if not for access to her husband? Andy just so happened to get two promotions and handed the keys to Clinton e-mail investigation since meeting with McAuliffe (days after Clinton e-mail controversy became public knowledge.)
Clintons>McAuliffe>$400K+>Jill McCabe campaign=Bribery. Whether the McCabe’s knew it at the time or not. Why was McCabe let within a football field of the Clinton e-mail investigation with those clear conflicts? Is the FBI that incompetent or that dirty? Because it is either one or the other or both, but certainly not neither.
Nigel Farage Takes on George Soros
Charles Ortel on the Clinton Foundation
He has an interesting chain of tweets regarding the accounting machinations of the Foundation. Ortel has been all over the CF for a while. We should keep tabs on his findings.
1/No surprise folks @ClintonFdn flamed out switching to a tainted accounting firm and grievously fails to file compliant 2016 IRS/other tax forms for itself, and for affiliates…
— Charles Ortel (@CharlesOrtel) November 16, 2017
Al Franken is but the latest big name to have a light shone on his past behavior. Ex-Playboy Model Leeann Tweeden said Franken pawed her and aggressively kissed her while rehearsing a USO comedy skit.
Franken joins Roy Moore, Louis C.K., George Takei, Charlie Sheen, Harvey Weinstein, George Bush the elder, Kevin Spacey, Ben Affleck, Mariah Carey, and many more in The Reckoning. The hits just keep coming.
I said in the first Storm Tracker that the Weinstein accusations would be the beginning of a feeding frenzy. I think cartoon characters are about the only ones not being accused of sexual wrongdoing these days.
Let’s start with Harvey Weinstein.
You are now seeing a full-fledged media feeding frenzy. Anyone with a long-standing grievance against him now has the cover to attack and get vengeance. There are sure to be some being thrown under the bus without context or anything but rumor to substantiate these allegations. I can’t separate the wheat from the chaff, but that is what frenzies are all about by definition.
The virtue-signaling amongst Weinstein’s equally-dirty peers is already reaching nauseating levels; “SO BRAVE!” actresses who whored out and took his filthy lucre are finally coming out of the woodwork now that there is the safety of numbers. (Good on ya, but brave? Heroic? Only the ones who didn’t sell their souls for fame and money get that label, and maybe the first one to come forward, even late.)
All tangential others are being called on to disavow. That means Weinstein’s political connections as well.
So, get your popcorn and watch the drama. This will prove a better Greek tragedy than anything broken Hollywood has produced in years. I’m not often one for schadenfreude, but exceptions are made for the degenerates in Hollywood who have subverted and mocked traditional Western culture and religion for decades. Many are finally getting their rightful comeuppance.
Why do I get the feeling Mel Gibson is laughing maniacally somewhere?
Sebastian Gorka Emphasizes Clintons on the Level of Rosenbergs
Have a watch.
Peter Schweizer, as usual, makes some great points as well.
Schweizer mentions Mukhtar Dzhakishev, who told of the Clintons shaking down Kazakhstan on behalf of Frank Giustra of Uranium One. Here is an article on that subject.
Between what is happening on the U1 scandal, Fusion GPS, and the Saudi developments, the Clinton Foundation is being battered by siege engines. It is only a matter of time before critical mass arrives and the Foundation is fully exposed for what it is: the beating heart of modern corruption. Once that happens, we’ll find out just how much influence George Soros and the REAL powers-that-be have had in undermining Western politics and culture.
Not Really Storm Related, But Important Nevertheless
I’ve written a bit about the dangers of scientism in the past.
Never underestimate our modern Dr. Frankensteins. Many scientists, especially the higher they climb in the globalist bureaucracy, are prone to God complexes and believe they stand above humanity. Oft times, they see you and I not as individuals but as fodder, fit only for their petri dishes.
It’s one of the reasons I push C.S. Lewis’ That Hideous Strength, written in the 1940’s, so frequently. It is truly prophetic. Nearly every problem plaguing modern man was foretold by Lewis, right down to the “charitable” institutions, public education, and unchecked technology and scientism. Check for it in my Dystopian Classics reading list or in the Library tab.
There is a character in that book, Dr. Filostrato, for whom the following article would send into paroxysms of ecstasy:
An ex-Google engineer who has registered the first church of AI says he is ‘raising a god’ that will that charge of humans.
The robot god will head a religion called Way Of The Future (WOTF), which will eventually have a gospel called ‘The Manual’, rituals and even a physical place of worship,
Anthony Levandowski first filed papers with the Internal Revenue Service in May, and named himself as ‘dean’ of WOTF, giving him complete control until his death or resignation.
Levandowski his robot god will take charge of its human subjects as we relinquish our power to a creation with far more intelligence than our own.
The filed documents for WOTF give its purpose is to ‘develop and promote the realisation of a Godhead based on Artificial Intelligence’.
They say it aims to ‘through understanding and worship of the Godhead, contribute to the betterment of society’.
Levandowski’s allegiance to singularity – the belief that artificial intelligence will one day grow to such efficiency that it surpasses and overpowers humans – is the basis of this new religion.
‘In the future, if something is much, much smarter, there’s going to be a transition as to who is actually in charge’, Levandowski told Wired during a three-hour interview.
‘What we want is the peaceful, serene transition of control of the planet from humans to whatever. And to ensure that the ‘whatever’ knows who helped it get along‘.
This is the kind of IYI (intellectual yet idiot, for future reference) who wants to usher in the Singularity along with Ray Kurzweil. However graft-ridden people like the Clintons are, even their menace pales to the dangers of utopian technophile tinkerers like Levandowski.
HRC and Bill are Damaged Goods
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York just discarded Bill Clinton and Al Franken. Of course, this is now that she is firmly ensconced in office and no longer needs Bill and Hillary’s help. Everything politicians do is contrived. Still, this is more evidence that the Clintons are being cut loose by the Deep State. The moment Hillary lost to Trump, her past recklessness outweighed her usefulness. She took a lot of donations, but now has no way to pay it back in favors as she’s now just another failed candidate.
But she’s gotta pay it back somehow. The kinds of people who donate to the Clinton Foundation aren’t the ones who say, “easy come, easy go”, when millions of dollars go down the drain.
WASHINGTON — Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Democrat of New York, who holds Hillary Clinton’s former seat, said on Thursday that Bill Clinton should have resigned the presidency after his inappropriate relationship with an intern came to light nearly 20 years ago.
Asked directly if she believed Mr. Clinton should have stepped down at the time, Ms. Gillibrand took a long pause and said, “Yes, I think that is the appropriate response.”
But she also appeared to signal that what is currently considered a fireable offense may have been more often overlooked during the Clinton era.
“Things have changed today, and I think under those circumstances there should be a very different reaction,” Ms. Gillibrand said. “And I think in light of this conversation, we should have a very different conversation about President Trump, and a very different conversation about allegations against him.”
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