Happy 2018 to you, friends!
As the Christmas-New Years break is almost over, the lull in the storm should be ending too.
After almost three months of congressional and DOJ investigations into and against the Deep State, I can’t imagine that there are many doubters left.
I would expect this to be the year we’ll see members of the swamp fully turn on each other and for legal proceedings to begin in earnest. Washington, D.C. will look a lot different by the end of 2018.
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.
Julian Assange Has Been Busy
I’ve been a bit out of the loop the past few days. Here are a few items I’m just catching up on…
It is clearly personal between Hillary Clinton and Julian Assange. She’s one of those most responsible for his detention in the embassy. Time for a little revenge, maybe?
Remember Cablegate from 2010? Well, it’s coming back into the news.
Email shows New York Times handed over Cablegate's publication schedule to the US government (without telling @WikiLeaks) giving the State Department, then headed by Hillary Clinton, up to 9 days in advance to spin the revelations or create diversions. https://t.co/IMrDOwoCd2 pic.twitter.com/CT4XkEs8Mc
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) December 31, 2017
In the next tweet, Assange makes an assertion about the timing of his arrest warrant in that same year.
New cable from Anthony Weiner (then the husband of Hillary Clinton assistant Huma Abedin) laptop reveals that US embassy met with Swedish Pirate Party over WikiLeaks+elections 16 days before @JulianAssange arrest warrant was issued by Stockholm police. https://t.co/pBBsAa6nAq pic.twitter.com/xJ9aA0SAWk
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) December 31, 2017
And then Assange released the following encryption key:
— Julian Assange ⌛ (@JulianAssange) January 1, 2018
I’d say he’s about to go nuclear on someone…
Another Example of Clinton Foundation Taking Blood Money
This is an article from 2016, and the related Clinton peccadilloes contained in it date to 1996, but even forgotten truths have a way of reemerging when critical mass is reached.
I spoke of the Clinton Foundation’s relationship with blood diamond king, Dan Gertler in an earlier storm thread. That was not an isolated scheme. From The Daily Caller:
A little known Swedish-Canadian oil and mining conglomerate human rights groups have repeatedly charged produces “blood minerals” is among the Clinton Foundation’s biggest donors, thanks to a $100 million pledge in 2007, a Daily Caller News Foundation investigation has found.
“Blood minerals” are related to “blood diamonds,” which are allegedly mined in war zones or sold as commodities to help finance political insurgencies or despotic warlords.
When the Vancouver, Canada-based Lundin Group gave its $100 million commitment to the “Clinton Giustra Sustainable Growth Initiative,” the company had long been cutting deals with warlords, Marxist rebels, military strongmen and dictatorships in the war-torn African countries of Congo, Sudan and Ethiopia.
Lundin promoted its reputation as a fierce, hard-driving company. Adolf Lundin, who founded the company, audaciously traveled to the French home of Congo dictator Mobutu Sese Seko in 1996 to secure mining rights for his company.
In accepting the $100 million, President Bill Clinton hailed Lundin’s contribution, saying “today’s generous support by the Lundin Group is to be applauded because it demonstrates the potential of this global initiative to capture the imagination and support of the mining sector.”
It wasn’t the first time Clinton consorted with mining moguls. In the waning hours of his presidency in 2001, Clinton pardoned Glencore International mining and oil magnate Marc Rich after his wife, Denise, made generous donations to the Democratic Party, Hillary Clinton’s Senate campaign and his Clinton Library.
The Judicial Watch FOIA referenced in the last storm thread looks to have paid some dividends after all. This is hardly unexpected news that more classified Clinton/Abedin emails were stored on the Weiner computer, but proof is always nice.
Late last week the FBI released thousands of emails belonging to top Clinton aide Huma Abedin. She stored them on currently imprisoned ex-Congressman Anthony Weiner’s laptop. The two were married during Hillary Clinton’s time at the State Department and often shared the computer.
The emails were forced out after a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit from Judicial Watch and reveal that not only did Abedin have at least five emails on the computer and Clinton’s unsecured private server which were classified, they were more than likely hacked by foreign adversaries because she used a Yahoo account.
It did not escape the president’s attention, naturally…
Crooked Hillary Clinton’s top aid, Huma Abedin, has been accused of disregarding basic security protocols. She put Classified Passwords into the hands of foreign agents. Remember sailors pictures on submarine? Jail! Deep State Justice Dept must finally act? Also on Comey & others
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 2, 2018
From John Solomon of The Hill. He deserves a Pulitzer for his work this past year. The written evidence and the admission of false statements by the techie who erased Clinton’s messages alluded to below are key. Lots of people are now officially bent over the legal barrel.
I recommend giving the whole article a read. Here is the most important excerpt:
Republicans on key congressional committees say they have uncovered new irregularities and contradictions inside the FBI’s probe of Hillary Clinton’s email server.
For the first time, investigators say they have secured written evidence that the FBI believed there was evidence that some laws were broken when the former secretary of State and her top aides transmitted classified information through her insecure private email server, lawmakers and investigators told The Hill.
That evidence includes passages in FBI documents stating the “sheer volume” of classified information that flowed through Clinton’s insecure emails was proof of criminality as well as an admission of false statements by one key witness in the case, the investigators said.
The name of the witness is redacted from the FBI documents but lawmakers said he was an employee of a computer firm that helped maintain her personal server after she left office as America’s top diplomat and who belatedly admitted he had permanently erased an archive of her messages in 2015 after they had been subpoenaed by Congress.
The computer worker is not named by the investigators referenced in the article. But it is almost assuredly Mr. Bleachbit of Platte River Networks, Paul Combetta.
You can’t wipe away justice with a cloth, Hillary…
Ha, no I don’t really believe they were dousing evidence with gasoline, but I’m not going to let that get in the way of a good intro. Burning stuff in their own home is not the Clinton way. Their goose is already cooked with publicly-available evidence.
That said, I have a feeling we’ll be hearing more about this fire in the coming days.
Evidence Clinton Maid had Access to Classified Material
Paul Sperry pointed this out last year. Here are a few of his recent tweets on this:
BREAKING: More email evidence is surfacing that Huma, on Hillary's orders, directed Hillary's DC house cleaner to go into SCIF & print out classified "call sheets" and access other sensitive Clinton emails, even though immigrant Marina Santos lacked the security clearance … https://t.co/QwOJsKeNeg
— Paul Sperry (@paulsperry_) January 3, 2018
…former House Oversight Committee chair Rep. Chaffetz planned to subpoena Marina Santos to testify about Hillary's emails and security breaches, but punted after Hillary lost the election just days after I broke this story. What does Santos know about Hillary's missing emails? https://t.co/QwOJsKeNeg
— Paul Sperry (@paulsperry_) January 3, 2018
And Peter Strzok never bothered interviewing Ms. Santos.
REWIND: Hillary directed Abedin to order her uncleared maid in DC to print out & handle classified State materials. Guess what? Lead FBI investigator Peter Strzok never bothered to interview the maid, Marina Santos, a Filipino immigrant. & now we know why!https://t.co/4JCwpYfEHP
— Paul Sperry (@paulsperry_) December 30, 2017
Sent to me by a Twitter Friend
POTUS is getting the DHS involved in voter fraud. I think this is about to get really good. @LordFeverstone @drawandstrike @Thomas1774Paine @chiIIum pic.twitter.com/EDz4y7pZFu
— Gunnm001 清照 MAGA (@gunnm001) January 4, 2018
It Appears At Least One Comey Memo Given to His Columbia Professor Friend Contained Classified Info
This is from Senator Grassley’s Office. If media reports that stated the professor was given four memos are accurate, then James Comey is in legal trouble. For a similar offense than what he let HRC slide on, oddly enough.
Unless, that is, he’s part of the sting operation. Read my article about Comey’s Gambit from mid-June. Nobody of Comey’s intelligence would do something so haphazardly at face value.
Here is a portion of Grassley’s letter to Rod Rosenstein.
Dear Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein:This Committee has previously written to the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation about the memoranda that former Director Comey created purportedly memorializing his interactions with President Trump. My staff has since reviewed these memoranda in a Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF) at the FBI, and I reviewed them in a SCIF at the Office of Senate Security. The FBI insisted that these reviews take place in a SCIF because the majority of the memos are classified. Of the seven memos, four are marked classified at the “SECRET” or “CONFIDENTIAL” levels. Only three did not contain classified information. FBI personnel refused to answer factual questions during the document reviews, including questions about the chain of custody of the documents I was reviewing, the date that they were marked classified, and who marked them as classified.According to press reports, Professor Daniel Richman of Columbia Law School stated that Mr. Comey provided him four of the seven memoranda and encouraged him to “detail [Comey’s] memos to the press.” If it’s true that Professor Richman had four of the seven memos, then in light of the fact that four of the seven memos the Committee reviewed are classified, it would appear that at least one memo the former FBI director gave Professor Richman contained classified information. Professor Richman later read a portion of one of the memos to a New York Times reporter.When the Committee contacted Professor Richman seeking copies of the memos Mr. Comey had provided him, he refused to provide them, did not say how many he had received from Mr. Comey, and refused to say whether he retained copies. It is unclear whether any of the memos reviewed by the Committee were retrieved from Professor Richman. The Committee has accordingly not determined which of the seven memos Mr. Comey provided him. Professor Richman did tell Committee investigators that he was working with the Special Counsel’s Office, and he reportedly told the media that he had turned over to the FBI copies of the memos he’d received from Mr. Comey. If true, the Justice Department should know which memos were provided and be able to share that information with the Committee.
Bannon-Trump/Wolff Thoughts Coming Tonight
I’ll be posting my thoughts about the Trump-Bannon “feud” tonight on Patreon.
The reaction from the Clinton’s paid flaks alone is worth the read.
Justice Department officials are taking a fresh look at Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server while she served as secretary of State, The Daily Beast has learned.
An ally of Attorney General Jeff Sessions who is familiar with the thinking at the Justice Department’s Washington headquarters described it as an effort to gather new details on how Clinton and her aides handled classified material. Officials’ questions include how much classified information was sent over Clinton’s server; who put that information into an unclassified environment, and how; and which investigators knew about these matters and when. The Sessions ally also said officials have questions about immunity agreements that Clinton aides may have made.
The following quote is rich in hypocrisy, considering how Obama and Clinton turned the DOJ and State Department into cover-up and personal enrichment rackets.
Brian Fallon, formerly a spokesperson for the Justice Department and Clinton’s presidential campaign, said he suspects DOJ officials are engaging in perfunctory steps “to give Trump and his allies something to talk about and point to, and something to give Fox News to devote segments to.”
“I think that even that is extremely dangerous, and that the Justice Department should not be opening itself up to the perception that it is bending to political pressures from the White House,” Fallon continued. “The Justice Department is supposed to operate independently of the White House, and even if this is just a perfunctory step that they’re taking to try to appease the president, that in and of itself is an abuse of the DOJ authority.”
When in doubt, the Deep State will cry about “abuses of power” or “dictatorships” whenever someone holds them accountable for their misdeeds.
Nick Merrill, Secretary Clinton’s communications director, had this to say: