The Storm has entered its sixth week – roughly 40 days worth of Hollywood reckonings, investigations of Clinton Foundation scandals, and Trump’s reshaping of world politics – with another six weeks before the end of this eventful year. It almost seems Biblical. Thus Noah makes an appearance in the photo above.
Here are the recaps:
Previous Storm Threads:
The Big Picture Theory:
Other Writings on The Dangers of Unchecked Leftism (How the West Got to This Point):
In wars of propaganda, remember to keep your own counsel and beware the Sirens sweetly singing.
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Hannity: Avalanche of Tick-Tocks
I have to admit, my estimation of Sean Hannity has risen recently. I always considered him something of a water carrier for the Republican Party in years past; an attack dog who only barked out the talking points taught him by the Pavlovian RNC during the awful Bush years. But he, like Rush Limbaugh, has fully broken free of the establishment and is now one of its fiercest critics.
He clearly has good connections with the Trump Administration, so I take his tick-tocks seriously.
Tick tock….. From now into next year on many fronts!!!! Monday starts what will become an avalanche. Love to all deplorables. Tick tock!!
— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) November 18, 2017
Clinton Foundation Files
I’m toying with the idea of spending about an hour every day compiling news links and putting together timelines of the manifold major Clinton scandals.
With crimes of such complexity, it is difficult to explain them to others because attention spans are so short thanks to purposeful distraction and the increasing pace of the news cycle. Organization might be helpful to the endeavor of justice.
It will take a while, but I’ll post them in their own separate articles when each entry is finished.
Alwaleed bin-Talal Had No Idea the Arrest was Coming
There is an important article on Bloomberg about the megacap, multinational banks that are exposed to the Saudis who have had their assets frozen.
Citigroup Inc. and UBS Group AG are among international banks managing the largest share of assets for wealthy Saudis, some of whom are being investigated as part of a government probe into alleged corruption, according to people familiar with the matter.JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Credit Suisse Group AG also manage billions of dollars for some of the kingdom’s richest individuals, the people said, asking not to be identified because of the sensitivity of the matter. Citigroup’s private bank counts Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, the world’s 58th-richest person, and Khalid al-Tuwaijri, former chief of the Royal Court, as clients, two of the people said. Both are among those who were detained in the probe, the people said.
Saudi Arabia has long been the target of wealth managers such as UBS, Credit Suisse and Deutsche Bank AG, as well as other global banks seeking to advise the country’s ultra-rich. The kingdom was the 16th most populous country for high-net-worth individuals last year with 176,000, according to Capgemini’s 2017 World Wealth Report.It’s not immediately clear what implications the investigation will have on banks and their operations in the kingdom, the people said. UBS, Credit Suisse, Citigroup and JPMorgan declined to comment.One of the greatest challenges for the banks is “to balance their obligation and abide by the legal requirements of their home countries or the countries where the assets are domiciled,” Ayham Kamel, head of Middle East & North Africa at Eurasia Group, said in a phone interview. “It’s too early to say that their business will be negatively impacted, but there certainly will be additional costs incurred by all of the banks as they manage the issues associated with the anti-corruption campaign and their obligation to their customers.”
Switzerland’s financial regulator Finma is in touch with some Swiss banks over their business with Saudi Arabian clients, two people with knowledge of the matter said.
The regulator is “following global economic and political developments to assess what they would mean for the supervised banks,” a spokesman said, declining to comment on individual firms.
Paired with the article is a video of Bloomberg reporter Erik Schatzker detailing his visit with bin-Talal shortly before the prince’s arrest.
“Did he have any clue, did he give any sign that he was, only days later, about to be arrested in this widening anti-corruption probe? The answer is no. No sign, whatsoever.”
This is very telling. If it was a big surprise to bin-Talal, you can bet that it was a shock to the American Deep State as well. It also means that any sloppiness on the part of those arrested could not be covered up before the assets were frozen. This leads me to believe that panic in the swamp must be off the charts. Investigators will now have time to trace this dirty money all over the globe.
The multinational banks – extensions of the Deep State – are going to face a reckoning too.
Next Week is Gonna be Fun
In case anyone missed it, per the superb reporter, John Solomon, the FBI informant has video of Russians opening suitcases full of cash. And just think, folks, Uranium One isn’#t even close to the worst crime that the Clinton Mafia has allegedly committed. (*Cough* Bangladesh and Haiti *Cough*)
Charles Ortel Live Discussing Clinton Foundation
Ortel knows more about the Clinton Foundation than just about anybody.
When I said the Deep State had cut the Clintons loose, I had an idea the piling on would be epic. Add this report by Ed Klein to the litany.
And this time it involves his Lolita Island buddy, supermarket billionaire Ron Burkle. Remember him? He has connections to David Geffen and Jeffrey Epstein. When The Storm started, I mentioned that the Hollywood Reckoning would not be contained to LA; it is part and parcel with D.C. and N.Y.C.
- Bill Clinton is facing accusations of sexual assault from four women, highly placed Democratic Party sources have told author Ed Klein
- The women allege the former president assaulted them in the early 2000s, when Clinton was working with playboy billionaire investor Ron Burkle
- The unidentified women were employed in low-level positions at the Burkle organization and in their late teens at the time of the alleged assaults
- Clinton helped Burkle generate business and flew around the world on Burkle’s private jet, which was nicknamed ‘Air F**k One’
- The 71-year-old politician has been haunted throughout his years in public office by allegations of sexual misconduct
- Hillary Clinton allegedly offered to hire private detectives to find dirt on the new accusers, but Clinton’s legal team advised against it, sources said
Bill Clinton is facing explosive new charges of sexual assault from four women, according to highly placed Democratic Party sources and an official who served in both the Clinton and Obama administrations.
The current accusations against the 71-year-old former president — whose past is littered with charges of sexual misconduct — stem from the period after he left the White House in 2001, say the sources.
Attorneys representing the women, who are coordinating their efforts, have notified Clinton they are preparing to file four separate lawsuits against him.
As part of the ongoing negotiations, the attorneys for the women are asking for substantial payouts in return for their clients’ silence.
A member of Clinton’s legal team has confirmed the existence of the new allegations.
The new allegations refer to incidents that took place more than 10 years ago, in the early 2000s, when Clinton was hired by Ron Burkle, the playboy billionaire investor, to work at his Yucaipa companies.
Clinton helped Burkle generate business and flew around the world with a flock of beautiful young women on Burkle’s private jet, which was nicknamed ‘Air F**k One.’
The four women, who have not yet revealed their identities, were employed in low-level positions at the Burkle organization when they were in their late teens and claim they were sexually assaulted by the former president.
More on the Clinton/Burkle Revelation
From a 2015 Gawker article:
And what do you know? From the same article, there is a Rothschild connection to Jeffrey Epstein as well…
You are now seeing that The Storm is all-encompassing, because almost every major societal institution has been thoroughly corrupted via money, power, and influence. It is one profitable, incestuous circle that has been the active enemy of the poor and the middle class the whole world over.
Here’s a short list of the corruption we’ve learned about in recent months:
Washington D.C. – Awans, Uranium One, Fusion GPS, FBI coverups, unmasking scandal, for just a start…
Hollywood – Weinstein, Spacey, et. al…
The MSM – Fusion GPS, Project Veritas videos…
Multinational banks and Wall Street firms – remember where Jeffrey Epstein cut his teeth? Bear Stearns. Corrupt Saudi assets being frozen, JP Morgan getting knocked for money laundering by the Swiss, the Soros employee who was busted for torturing women…
Silicon Valley and tech – Twitter, Facebook attempts to swing the election via algo suppression of conservative voices…
Colleges and universities…tied up with the likes of the Rothschilds and Alwaleed bin-Talal. Tell me the assembly line creation of leftist brownshirts, the advent of the PC culture, and the virulently anti-Western propaganda being taught isn’t connected to those kinds of donors…
More is coming. The worst, I imagine, will be when the CF crimes in Bangladesh and Haiti are fully uncovered.
This is a slow-motion reckoning and reset.
I’m sure many of you have heard that Twitter, under guise of proteeeecting you from dangerous ideas, is instituting a new policy starting on December 18th.
Honestly, I have never liked Twitter, and only use it to go where the audience is. Boiling down important ideas to 140 characters goes against my grain. The truth is often complex and just as often requires a detailed explanation. The pithy quotes and memes found there are more akin to propaganda; simple messages for the masses and an easy way to shorten attention spans. It’s why politicians and the glitterati love it so.
One of the reasons I include older articles as supporting evidence in my blog posts is because people are so conditioned for immediacy, they become half-informed. Context gets lost with shiny objects. And that is more dangerous than ignorance. Older articles when coupled with new information enables us to get the bird’s eye view.
Anyhow, as for Twitter’s coming policy change. You can damned well expect this will not be limited to neo-Nazis, racists, etc. This is an attempt to silence anyone who does not shill for the leftist status quo.
Three months ago, I wrote the following:
…the Deep State are scared absolutely shitless and they are emptying the last chambers of their political revolver.
They know what awaits them in the future. They need to bring about 1984 soon or lose power forevermore.
Or worse. They fear the awakening populace.
It is coup time or noose time; they are attempting to rile up the useful idiots of both ideological extremes with paranoia and disinformation in one massive play of identity politics to help undermine the duly-elected leader of the United States – the man who kept them from a total victory.
And that leader has all the dirt on them now.
The leftist, globalist cabal was on the brink of total victory in 2015. They had utilized the tactics discussed in 1984, Brave New World, and That Hideous Strength to such perfection that there would have been no return for Western Civilization had they kept on with their stealthy, slow march to totalitarianism.
Distraction and the “gentle slope, soft underfoot” (that Lewis used to describe the road to hell) were winning the day for the Deep State. The soft tyranny of Soma would soon have become Orwell’s jackboot stamping a face forever.
But hubris tripped them up in late 2015, when they pushed the migrant invasion of Europe a little too overtly. It spooked the sheeple. They also underestimated the threat Trump’s campaign posed their existence.
So what we have seen ever since Trump’s election is the acceleration of the New World Order scheme. It is no longer hidden. There is no longer any time for that. The left showed its true face inches from the finish line. Now they are attempting to claw their way to victory.
Internet censorship is the only recourse left them to fend off the nationalist challenge. They are desperate. Twitter’s move shows this.
Be prepared to find new online places to congregate if Twitter doesn’t back down. Be prepared, gasp!, to spread your opinions offline as well. Because they aren’t coming just for the handful of Nazi bogeymen. They’re coming for the speech of any Joe or Jane Middle America who dares to resist globalism.
I’m not going to take my victory lap just yet, but my Mueller Trojan Horse Theory is looking better and better as time passes. I posted the theory five months ago. If I could wait that long, I can wait for official confirmation before I celebrate.
Nevertheless, Thomas Paine at True Pundit has done some excellent work breaking news earlier than the MSM in the past, so this is encouraging. Excerpt is below.
U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s sweeping investigation into President Donald Trump’s White House just expanded to President Barack Obama’s White House, True Pundit has learned.
Mueller’s probe has also expanded into the tenures of Eric Holder and Loretta Lynch in their official roles as U.S. attorney general during Obama’s two terms in the White House.
Mueller’s team — for the first time — has requested a number of DOJ records and emails related to Holder and Lynch, including additional records linked to Obama and Valerie Jarrett, who served as Obama’s senior advisor and controversial consigliere, according to federal law enforcement sources.
A Preview of Tonight’s Hannity Show
Carter, John Solomon, and Victoria Toensing will appear tonight.
— Victoria Toensing (@VicToensing) November 20, 2017
A Bad Day of Reckoning for Legacy Media Journalists
Another woman, who wanted to remain anonymous, recalled discussing a job opportunity with Rose at his Long Island home in 2010 when he came out in an open bathrobe — and then tried to put his hands down her pants.
Rose also allegedly groped an intern’s breasts and stomach while he was driving her back to Manhattan from his place in Bellport.
The journalist said in a statement that he believed he “was pursuing shared feelings.”
“In my 45 years in journalism, I have prided myself on being an advocate for the careers of the women with whom I have worked,” Rose said in a statement to The Washington Post.
“Nevertheless, in the past few days, claims have been made about my behavior toward some former female colleagues. It is essential that these women know I hear them and that I deeply apologize for my inappropriate behavior. I am greatly embarrassed. I have behaved insensitively at times, and I accept responsibility for that, though I do not believe that all of these allegations are accurate. I always felt that I was pursuing shared feelings, even though I now realize I was mistaken.”
Note the signaling of male-feminist virtue to try to wriggle out of it. It’s a pattern for all these guys. Just admit you like younger tail, Charlie. A wise man once told me, “if you ever find yourself up to your eyeballs in a river full of shit, remember, keep your mouth shut.” And always cinch your bathrobe, Chuck.
Sexual harassment claims against yet another powerful man in media inspired New York Times White House correspondent Glenn Thrush to post an impassioned note on his Facebook page in October, calling on his fellow journalists to stand by women entering the field.
In the post, which linked to an article about the latest accusations against political journalist Mark Halperin, Thrush wrote, “Young people who come into a newsroom deserve to be taught our trade, given our support and enlisted in our calling — not betrayed by little men who believe they are bigger than the mission.”
It was a noble statement — but some Washington journalists I spoke to say it rings hollow, given Thrush’s own behavior with young women in the industry.
“He kept saying he’s an advocate for women and women journalists,” a 23-year-old woman told me, recounting an incident with Thrush from this past June. “That’s how he presented himself to me. He tried to make himself seem like an ally and a mentor.”
She paused. “Kind of ironic now.”
This is the same Glenn Thrush who, while with Politico, wanted John Podesta to check his homework before publication and who was one of many MSM journalists to attend a private meeting with Hillary Clinton’s campaign strategist two days before she announced her candidacy.
Somehow, the New York Times had no problem hiring a biased journalist AFTER these unethical moments, yet will now suspend him for having the absolute audacity to try to find a girlfriend.
But I’m going to defend Thrush here. Not because he deserves it, as he is yet another preening signaler of virtue. But his horrific crimes include putting a hand on a thigh and trying to sneak a kiss while drinking.
Thrush wasn’t my boss at Politico. He was a reporter and I was an editor. We were on different teams and hardly crossed each other’s paths. But he was an incredibly influential person in the newsroom and in political journalism, a world I was still trying to break into in a meaningful way at the time.
It wasn’t that Thrush was offering young women a quid pro quo deal, such as sex in exchange for mentorship. Thrush, just by his stature, put women in a position of feeling they had to suck up and move on from an uncomfortable encounter.
So, as it is with several of the other sexual reckonings (not all, obviously, each case is different), the women involved have no agency for sucking up to powerful men and/or taking the jobs/payoffs? Many people quit jobs on the spot when asked to do unethical things. It’s called integrity.
As gleeful as I am that these elitists are exposed for the hypocrites they are, I’m guessing that relationships between the sexes are going to continue to worsen because of “so brave!” feminism and the phony male-feminists who pander to get a little action.
I guess we’ll begin to find out how deep the bench is in the Deep State media machine. A lot of people will be losing jobs until the feeding frenzy subsides.
“His Arm has Grown Long Indeed”
George Sauron, er, Soros, is attempting to further wrap his tentacles in the judicial system.
From the Washington Free Beacon:
The Democracy Alliance, a secretive leftwing dark money donor network whose members each direct hundreds of thousands in funding to progressive groups, are set to ramp up efforts to elect far-left prosecutors across the nation, according to documents obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.
The documents, which were gathered from the Democracy Alliance’s three-day fall investment conference last week at the posh La Costa Resort in Carlsbad, Calif., show that electing ultra-progressive prosecutors in cities across the country is of high importance to the deep-pocketed donors as part of their “resistance” efforts and 2018 strategy.
Closed events were held at the summit on issues ranging from using the state of California as a progressive template to expand elsewhere, to the “importance of prosecutor races.”
“Progressive prosecutors are winning—from Florida to Pennsylvania, Texas to Illinois,” a flier for a session reads. “Bold reform candidates have been propelled by movement players and driven record voter turnout of African Americans, Latinos, and Millennials—and are shifting the political narrative.”
Liberal billionaire George Soros, a cofounder of the Democracy Alliance, was listed as a host for the event which shared an “early peek at more than 30 hot races” that overlap in key 2018 battlegrounds.
Soros has quietly flooded prosecutor races with large sums of money as part of his efforts to “overhaul” the U.S. justice system.
Uranium One Update From Last Night’s Hannity
Clinton Library Declines Request to Hand Over Epstein Docs to OANN
One America News is proving to be the “Little Engine That Could.” It’s a small network, not available to most of the country. But they are making a name for themselves for tackling politically explosive issues ignored by much of even the conservative media. Their reports on the Seth Rich cover-up were outstanding.
Now they are touching another third rail: the connection between Bill Clinton and Jeffrey Epstein.
As more of the Clinton crimes emerge, the nation is going to have to come to grips with the fact that America sold its soul when it overlooked or forgave everything they did for the sake of eight years of a fortuitously-timed economic boom that really was a mere bubble.
I’m reminded of this passage by Rostand in Cyrano de Bergerac:
Scratch the back of any swine
That roots up gold for me? Tickle the horns
of Mammon with my left hand, while my right
Too proud to know his partner’s business
Takes in the fee?
We’re dealing with the fallout of this nearly a quarter of a century later.
Conyers is More Proof We Need Term Limits
52 years in Congress makes a man feel pretty bulletproof. Conyers is about to find out that being a late-octogenarian won’t keep him from justice. Hell, nonagenarians George H.W. Bush and Robert Mugabe have had bad months, too.
In her complaint, the former employee said Conyers repeatedly asked her for sexual favors and often asked her to join him in a hotel room. On one occasion, she alleges that Conyers asked her to work out of his room for the evening, but when she arrived the congressman started talking about his sexual desires. She alleged he then told her she needed to “touch it,” in reference to his penis, or find him a woman who would meet his sexual demands.
She alleged Conyers made her work nights, evenings, and holidays to keep him company.
In another incident, the former employee alleged the congressman insisted she stay in his room while they traveled together for a fundraising event. When she told him that she would not stay with him, she alleged he told her to “just cuddle up with me and caress me before you go.”
“Rep. Conyers strongly postulated that the performing of personal service or favors would be looked upon favorably and lead to salary increases or promotions,” the former employee said in the documents.
Here is a little side note: Monica Conyers, the congressman’s wife and former Detroit councilwoman, did time for bribery. How ever do you think she learned that bit of craft?
[Kudos to Mike Cernovich, a man I generally think of as a carnival barker, for giving this information to Buzzfeed. He assumed – correctly – that the Democratic Machine would spin this as fake news if he published it himself. Well played and honorably done, Mr. Cernovich.]
Most of the records are redacted, but the most important ones are shown: the ones paid from Perkins Coie to Fusion and from Baker Hostetler to Fusion to smear Bill Browder.
Perkins Coie, the law firm that represented the Clinton campaign and DNC, paid Fusion a total of $1,024,408 between May 24, 2016 and Dec. 28, 2016, the records show.
The largest payment was made just before the election. Perkins Coie made a $365,275 payment to Fusion GPS on Oct. 28, 2016, according to the records.
The records show that Fusion was also paid $523,651 by the law firm BakerHostetler between March 7, 2016 and Oct. 31, 2016.
Fusion worked for BakerHostetler to investigate Bill Browder, a London-based banker who helped push through the Magnitsky Act, a sanctions law vehemently opposed by the Kremlin.
BakerHostetler represented Prevezon Holdings and its owner, a Russian businessman named Denis Katsyv.
Katsyv and Prevezon sought to limit the impact of the Magnitsky sanctions.
Glenn Simpson, a former Wall Street Journal reporter and Fusion GPS founding partner, compiled the research for the anti-Browder project. He worked closely with Natalia Veselnitskaya, the Russian lawyer who also showed up at the infamous Trump Tower meeting held on June 9, 2016.
Simpson’s research ended up in the Trump Tower meeting in the form of a four-page memo carried by Veselnitskaya. She also shared Simpson’s work with Yuri Chaika, the prosecutor general of Russia.
Better Than My Thousands of Words
— pete602 (@petefrt) November 22, 2017
By the end of Trump’s storm, the legacy media will lay in ruins. Though the names of the three journalists are not yet public, we know it will be leaked eventually.
Newly filed court documents confirm that Fusion GPS, the company mostly responsible for the controversial “Trump dossier” on presidential candidate Donald Trump, made payments to three journalists between June 2016 until February 2017.
The revelation could be a breakthrough for House Republicans, who are exploring whether Fusion GPS used the dossier, which was later criticized for having inaccurate information on Trump, to feed anti-Trump stories to the press during and after the presidential campaign. The three journalists who were paid by Fusion GPS are known to have reported on “Russia issues relevant to [the committee’s] investigation,” the House Intelligence Committee said in a court filing.
Happy Thanksgiving, Friends!
Enjoy your feasts and make merry. See you all tomorrow!
Donor Group of Rich Leftists Congregating for Strategy Session
This was from last Friday. It’s a week old, but important. The left was never going to go down without a fight.
Guess who turned up at the conference? George Soros and David Brock. Those bad pennies always seem to turn up where there’s a gathering of oligarchs or propagandists.
The attendees in Carlsbad pledged to give $200,000 each to approved left-wing causes, per the Washington Free Beacon.
You have to give leftists their due: they put their money where their mouths are in ways that shame conservatives.
CARLSBAD, Calif.—Members of the Democracy Alliance, a secretive dark money liberal donor network, appear to have moved to increase security presence and alter its schedule at its fall donor summit following a Washington Free Beacon report released Friday morning based off the group’s internal documents.
The high-dollar progressive donors, who each vow to direct at least $200,000 in funding to approved left-wing groups of the alliance, are currently gathered at the posh La Costa Resort located in Carlsbad, Calif., for its three-day fall investment conference to plot their 2018 “resistance” and game plan.
The Free Beacon, who appears to be the only members of the media on site covering the conference, has obtained internal documents meant only for attendees that detail the conference’s agenda and those who are currently at the gathering. Janell Ross, a Washington Post reporter, is allegedly at the summit, but is listed as being on a “getting the economic narrative right” panel at the conference.
The Clintons reigned through fear the same way Weinstein did. Without access to favors and with the Foundation’s donations drying up, they are a defanged tiger now. When the fear is gone, the truth will come out.
From Zero Hedge:
In a furious twitter exchange with a Clinton aide on Friday, former secret service agent Dan Bongino threatened to reveal new details about Bill Clinton’s 26 documented trips aboard notorious pedophile Jeffrey Epstein’s private jet, nicknamed the “Lolita Express.”
Bongino and former Hillary Clinton aide Nick Merrill started feuding after Merrill challenged Bongino’s claim that Clinton was the most “manipulative political person in a position of power [he had] ever met in my entire life,” as Paul Watson pointed out.
Merrill fired back that Hillary “has enormous respect for the Secret Service & a great relationship with the agents on her detail.” He also alleged that Bongino was never on the Clintons’ detail – a claim that Bongino almost immediately disproved by supplying a photo of him sitting behind Hillary Clinton back in 2001.
I’ve worked for Hillary Clinton for a decade and 2 things are true.
1) She has enormous respect for the Secret Service & a great relationship with the agents on her detail.
2) This guy was never on the Clintons’ detail, & I don’t recognize him in the slightest. https://twitter.com/foxnews/status/933504096736370689 …
This pic is from NY Newsday’s inside cover taken at the US Open in 2001. It’s one of literally hundreds of operations I conducted with Hillary documented throughly by official US govt paperwork of which I still have copies. You’re welcome to stop by & review the paperwork.Thanks. pic.twitter.com/C0lmJRlrDm
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