Tag Archives: Barack Obama

Declassified: Comey Had Secret Russia Meeting With Obama Amid “Unmaskings”, by Tyler Durden

A very odd, after-the-fact email memo was sent from Obama’s National Security Advisor Susan Rice to herself on the day of Trump’s inauguration, about a very odd meeting involving her, James Comey, members of the intelligence community, and President Obama about two weeks before the inauguration. From Tyler Durden at zerohedge.com:

An odd email sent moments after the inauguration by former National Security Advisor Susan Rice, apparently to herself, describes a January 5, 2017 meeting between members of the U.S. intelligence community and President Obama, while Rice and the Obama were knee deep in “unmasking” the Trump team.

We also know from recently released text messages between anti-Trump FBI agents Peter Strzok and Lisa Page that “potus wants to know everything we’re doing.”

In her email, Rice very deliberately notes that President Obama “stressed his continued commitment to ensuring that every aspect of this issue is handled by the Intelligence and law enforcement communities “by the book“. and that Obama “stressed that he is not asking about, initiating or instructing anything from a law enforcement perspective.”

Rice’s “CYA” email to herself is so bizarre in light of the fact that we now know the Trump-Russia investigation was anything but “by the book,” that Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) fired off a letter asking her just what in tarnation she knows.

Grassley/Graham release a partially redacted email sent by Susan Rice to herself on Jan. 20, 2017 — 15 minutes after Trump took office — detailing a Jan. 5 Oval Office meeting w Obama about Russian hacking: pic.twitter.com/QRnYTmOfXF

It strikes us as odd that, among your activities in the final moments on the final day of the Obama administration, you would feel the need to send yourself such an unusual email purporting to document a conversation involving President Obama and his interactions with the FBI regarding the Trump/Russia investigation,” the two senators told Rice.

To continue reading: Declassified: Comey Had Secret Russia Meeting With Obama Amid “Unmaskings”

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A Year Of Russian Collusion, by Daniel Greenfield

The Obama administration was much more accomodative to Russia in its first year than Trump has been. From Daniel Greenfield at sultanknish.blogspot.com:

Obama hadn’t even been in office for a whole year when he gave in to Moscow’s biggest demand by dropping the missile defense shield for Poland and the Czech Republic. During his campaign, he had enthusiastically backed the defensive program, declaring, “We have to send a clear signal that Poland and other countries in that region are not going to be subject to intimidation and aggression.”

Like all of his campaign promises that were based on political triangulation, law enforcement, counterterrorism, Jerusalem and gay marriage, it was a campaign lie to be thrown out after the election.

Putin praised Obama’s sellout of our allies as a “brave decision.” In his first year, President Trump touted the sale of Patriot missiles to Poland. That was a truly brave decision.

After the Russian invasion, Obama refused to provide Ukraine with military assistance. While he had handed out weapons to Islamist terrorists in Syria and Libya, the Ukrainians were only offered MREs. The same administration that covertly shipped a fortune in foreign currency on unmarked cargo planes to Russia’s Iranian allies took months to meet Ukrainian requests for boots and spare tires.

The Trump administrated unapologetically approved the sale of sniper rifles to the Ukrainians.

“I’m aware of not only the extraordinary work that you’ve done on behalf of the Russian people,” Obama had gushed during his meeting with Putin. There were no protests from the same media that has since then repeatedly suggested that Trump’s praise for Putin indicated a soft spot for dictators.

Looking back at Obama’s first year and Trump’s first year, it’s easy to assess who was giving Moscow more. It wasn’t just missile defense. In the spring of ’09, Hillary was in Moscow toting a misspelled Reset Button swiped from a swimming pool. But it was Obama who had first urged a “reset or reboot”. That was the month he sent a secret hand-delivered letter to Russia offering to kill the missile shield. The Russians turned down his proposed deal, but he went through with the appeasement anyway.

To continue reading: A Year Of Russian Collusion

FBI Probe Into Russian Uranium Bribes Concealed By Obama DOJ; Mueller, McCabe, Rosenstein Involved, by Tyler Durden

Uranium One may be the stinkiest scandal in Washington. It certainly involves a lot of big names. From Tyler Durden at zerohedge.com:

Friday’s 11-count indictment of former uranium transportation company executive, Mark Lambert, was the latest in a series of DOJ prosecutions involving individuals linked to the Russian nuclear industry and the Uranium One deal.

According to the indictment, Lambert and others at Transport Logistics International (TLI) engaged in several counts of bribery, kickbacks and money laundering with Russian nuclear official Vadim Mikerin, in order to secure business advantages with TENEX – a subsidiary of Rosatom, the Kremlin’s state-owned energy company which bought Uranium One.

TLI would have ostensibly transported all of the uranium from the U1 deal, were it not for an FBI undercover mole buried deep within the Russian nuclear industry who gathered extensive evidence of corruption.

What many don’t realize is that Lambert’s Friday indictment is not the first linked to the Uranium One deal.

In fact, Robert Mueller’s FBI had been investigating the scheme since at least 2008 – with retiring Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe assigned to the ongoing investigation which was hidden from the Committee on Foreign Investments in the Untid States (CFIUS). Had they known, the committee never would have approved the Uranium One deal with TENEX’s parent company, Rosatom. 

Four individuals were eventually prosecuted and given plea agreements after the Uranium One deal was approved. The prosecuting DOJ attorneys? Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and top Mueller investigator in the Trump-Russia probe, Andrew Weissman – who praised former acting Attorney General Sally Yates for defying Trump.

Unsurprisingly, all four indicted individuals were handed extremely light sentences, none of which made headlines.

The judge? Theodore Chuang – an Obama appointee who went to Harvard Law at the same time as Obama, advised Hillary Clinton as “Counselor on detail to the United States Department of State,” and just so happened to strike down Trump’s “Travel Ban” Executive Order. Chuang’s wife, Jacinta Ma served as a senior policy advisor to Michelle Obama.

To continue reading: FBI Probe Into Russian Uranium Bribes Concealed By Obama DOJ; Mueller, McCabe, Rosenstein Involved

Trump’s Alleged “Shithole” Remark Is A Diversion From A Potential Bombshell, by Jon Hall

Amid the pumped-up furor over “shithole,” a much more important story is in danger of slipping through the cracks. From Jon Hall at fmshooter.com:

Last week, amid bipartisan negotiations on DACA and immigration reform, the Fake News mainstream media dropped an unverified, anonymous report that detailed President Trump decrying immigrants coming to the U.S. from so-called “shithole countries”. To put it into perspective… even the Associated Press ran the garbage story when the sources referenced by the original WaPo report didn’t even attend the meeting where Trump allegedly made the comment but were instead only “briefed” on it after the fact… 

Shamelessly, the AP ran the bogus story under the headline “Trump uses profanity to disparage Africans”. So much for journalistic integrity.

From the first paragraph of WaPo’s original report over Trump’s alleged “shithole” comment…

The mainstream media exploded into a furor over the anonymously-sourced story. For the entire week, Trump’s alleged use of “shithole” dominated the airwaves and led pundits into incendiary rants. Mainstream media whined and bloviated, contemplating how America could end up with a President so racist and bigoted. However, in just a few days’ time, we now have several people that were actually in the meeting denying that the President used the word “shithole”

What makes all of this manufactured outrage so interesting is that just one day after the “shithole” comment hit the mainstream media, the first indictment on Russian-related corruption and bribery charges was brought against former Maryland-based transportation executive, Mark Lambert. Notably, Lambert was co-President of nuclear transportation company, Tenex, which was involved in the Democrat’s Uranium One deal, which I reported on months ago.

Former President of Maryland-Based Transportation Company Indicted on 11 Counts Related to Foreign Bribery, Fraud and Money Laundering Scheme

Executive Allegedly Paid Bribes to a Russian Official So His Company Could Win Highly Sensitive Nuclear Fuel Transportation Contracts…

Digging deeper, though, I found a worrying facet to the charges being brought against Lambert…

From the DOJ’s statement concerning the indictment, they confirm that “the case against Lambert is assigned to U.S. District Court Judge Theodore D. Chuang…” This isn’t the first time Free Market Shooter has exposed conflict-of-interest, but taking a closer look at Chaung’s history leads to jaw-dropping revelations…

In a questionnaire for the Senate Judiciary, Chaung confirms he was editor for the Harvard Law Review from 1992 to 1994…

…Which conveniently places Chaung and Obama both at Harvard, even on the same Law Review:

Take note, Chaung was appointed by Obama in 2014. Perhaps the mainstream media will ask him if his personal politics or if he had any personal connections to Obama while attending Harvard, but don’t hold your breath waiting to hear that question.

To continue reading: Trump’s Alleged “Shithole” Remark Is A Diversion From A Potential Bombshell

The secret backstory of how Obama let Hezbollah off the hook, by Josh Meyer

If you’d like a long, real-life tale of international intrigue and skullduggery that reads better than most thriller novels, and you don’t like Obama or the Iranian nuclear deal, this is the article for you. It is three parts, but all three parts are contained in the linked article. From Josh Meyer at politico.com:

An ambitious U.S. task force targeting Hezbollah’s billion-dollar criminal enterprise ran headlong into the White House’s desire for a nuclear deal with Iran.

PART I

A GLOBAL THREAT EMERGES

How Hezbollah turned to trafficking cocaine and laundering money through used cars to finance its expansion.

In its determination to secure a nuclear deal with Iran, the Obama administration derailed an ambitious law enforcement campaign targeting drug trafficking by the Iranian-backed terrorist group Hezbollah, even as it was funneling cocaine into the United States, according to a POLITICO investigation.

The campaign, dubbed Project Cassandra, was launched in 2008 after the Drug Enforcement Administration amassed evidence that Hezbollah had transformed itself from a Middle East-focused military and political organization into an international crime syndicate that some investigators believed was collecting $1 billion a year from drug and weapons trafficking, money laundering and other criminal activities.

Over the next eight years, agents working out of a top-secret DEA facility in Chantilly, Virginia, used wiretaps, undercover operations and informants to map Hezbollah’s illicit networks, with the help of 30 U.S. and foreign security agencies.

They followed cocaine shipments, some from Latin America to West Africa and on to Europe and the Middle East, and others through Venezuela and Mexico to the United States. They tracked the river of dirty cash as it was laundered by, among other tactics, buying American used cars and shipping them to Africa. And with the help of some key cooperating witnesses, the agents traced the conspiracy, they believed, to the innermost circle of Hezbollah and its state sponsors in Iran.

To continue reading: The secret backstory of how Obama let Hezbollah off the hook

Did Obama Arm Islamic State Killers? by Daniel Lazare

The answer is yes, but in a way that preserved a semblance of that old intelligence agency favorite, plausible deniability. From Daniel Lazare at consortiumnews.com:

Exclusive: A new study shows that U.S. government weapons ended up in the hands of Islamic State jihadists, but no one in Washington seems interested in how they got there or what President Obama knew, writes Daniel Lazare.

By Daniel Lazare

Did Barack Obama arm ISIS? The question strikes many people as absurd, if not offensive. How can anyone suggest something so awful about a nice guy like the former president? But a stunning report by an investigative group known as Conflict Armament Research (CAR) leaves us little choice but to conclude that he did.

Journalist James Foley shortly before he was executed by an Islamic State operative in August 2014.

CAR, based in London and funded by Switzerland and the European Union, spent three years tracing the origin of some 40,000 pieces of captured ISIS arms and ammunition. Its findings, made public last week, are that much of it originated in former Warsaw Pact nations in Eastern Europe, where it was purchased by United States and Saudi Arabia and then diverted, in violation of various rules and treaties, to Islamist rebels seeking to overthrow Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. The rebels, in turn, somehow caused or allowed the equipment to be passed on to Islamic State, which is also known by the acronyms ISIS or ISIL, or just the abbreviation IS.

This is damning stuff since it makes it clear that rather than fighting ISIS, the U.S. government was feeding it.

But CAR turns vague when it comes to the all-important question of precisely how the second leg of the transfer worked. Did the rebels turn the weapons over voluntarily, involuntarily, or did they somehow drop them when ISIS was in close proximity and forget to pick them up? All CAR will say is that “background information … indicates that IS [Islamic State] forces acquired the materiel through varied means, including battlefield capture and the amalgamation of disparate Syrian opposition groups.” It adds that it “cannot rule out direct supply to IS forces from the territories of Jordan and Turkey, especially given the presence of various opposition groups, with shifting allegiances, in cross-border supply locations.” But that’s it.

If so, this suggests an astonishing level of incompetence on the part of Washington. The Syrian rebel forces are an amazingly fractious lot as they merge, split, attack one another and then team up all over again. So how could the White House have imagined that it could keep weapons tossed into this mix from falling into the wrong hands? Considering how each new gun adds to the chaos, how could it possibly keep track? The answer is that it couldn’t, which is why ISIS wound up reaping the benefits.

To continue reading: Did Obama Arm Islamic State Killers?

The Inevitable Gravitational Dynamism of Entropy, by Doug “Uncola” Lynn

Doug “Uncola” Lynn argues that the Russian collusion and interference story signals American decay. From Lynn at theburningplatform.com:

Entropy is the general trend of the universe toward death and disorder.

—James R. Newman (1907–1966), Mathematician and Math Historian

Everything degrades over time without exception. Of course there are diverging regenerations within time’s decay but all is fleeting and cannot last. Just as the laws of thermodynamics universally define, a system will exist in a particular state and may cycle through varying states, but in the end, it will return to the equilibrium, or stasis, of inert uniformity. Life is a like a rotating heat engine of sorts, catapulting energy over the cold fabric of space-time as the lexicon of Physics continuously hold singular meaning in our daily existence: laws, work, heat, constant pressure, and cycles. Yet, sadly, total efficiency is achieved in theory only; this is because entropy precludes perfection within the confines of time.

No matter how far or fast you can run, or how much you can bench-press right now, in the end, you’re dead; either through physical decomposition or violence. Either way, as Jim Morrison of the rock group The Doors would say: no one here gets out alive. Furthermore, and in the meantime, the weeds will strive to overtake your garden, the roads where you live will continue to crumble, your food will spoil, your cars and houses will require ceaseless maintenance until they eventually collapse; and societies will never stop revolutions trending toward totalitarianism.

Since time immemorial cycles have come and gone. Wisdom knows where the proverbial hands are on the allegorical clock.  Do you know what time it is?

Anyone with any sense understands America, as founded under the United States Constitution, no longer exists. The decline, which began in earnest at the beginning of the twentieth-century, accelerated exponentially decade after decade as the seeds of fractional reserve banking and Cultural Marxism yielded their wicked fruit. In the new century it was the Patriot Act and political correctness that killed the Fourth and First Amendments, respectively.  And by the time Barack Obama and the political left were done fundamentally transforming America via the Cloward-Piven advancement of the welfare state, Norman Rockwell’s America, like Elvis, had exited the proverbial building.

To continue reading; The Inevitable Gravitational Dynamism of Entropy