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Joe Biden Tells Obama He’s Running Again in 2024: Five Reasons on Why This is Crazy

Joe Hoft
April 20, 2022

Joe Biden reportedly told Barack Obama recently that he was running for President again in 2024.  A ‘source’ says that Biden believes he is the only one who can beat President Trump in 2024.

FOX News reports:

President Biden has told former President Barack Obama that he plans to run for re-election in 2024.

“[Biden] wants to run and he’s clearly letting everyone know,” a source with knowledge of the conversation told The Hill.

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The source added that Biden believes he is the only candidate who can beat former President Donald Trump in a hypothetical rematch between the two political rivals, which was largely the reason Biden was able to secure the Democratic nomination in 2020.

“I believe he thinks he’s the only one who can beat Trump. I don’t think he thinks there’s anyone in the Democratic party who can beat Trump and that’s the biggest factor,” the source said.

But Biden’s prospects for victory in 2024 have been in doubt in recent months, with the president seeing worsening approval ratings since August of last year. The latest Quinnipiac University put Biden’s approval at a dismal 33%, the lowest mark of his presidency thus far.

This report is bizarre in so many ways.  Here are several of observations.

1. The report may be an effort to pretend and trick the masses that Joe Biden is able to function currently at an acceptable level, and into the future.  Only a week ago we saw Biden in Iowa finish his speech and turn to shake hands with someone who wasn’t there.  He then wandered around aimlessly until he managed to finally exit the stage.  This most obvious observation is that Joe Biden isn’t running anything now.  He doesn’t have the ability to run his own home let alone the United States.  He is getting more and more senile by the day.

2. Since Biden is not running the country today, who is?  This question is still unanswered. We know it is not Joe, so who is running the country?  We saw the Easter Bunny this week walk Joe around and keep him from the press.  Who does the Easter bunny work for?

3. This article may be in response to Obama’s actions two weeks ago when he completely snubbed Biden in the White House.  Again, Biden walked around aimlessly and pathetically tried to buddy up to an ice-cold Obama.

4. Another point from this FOX News report mentioned above may be to show that Obama is the one running the White House.  Note that Biden tells Obama about his plans as if Obama is the mafia boss giving his blessing to Old Joe.

5. The most obvious reason for this sudden news report is that Biden did not win the 2020 Election.  He and others stole it.  He didn’t beat President Trump then and doesn’t have a chance of doing it again unless he steals it.

Whatever the reason for the article, it is very likely Joe Biden will not be able to make it out of bed in a couple of years, let alone stay in his basement and run a lethargic campaign like he did in 2020.  But now that Democrats have a process in place to steal and the GOP elites remain unfazed by this you never know.  Maybe Old Joe will have over a million votes in 2024!

Michael Flynn: “Please Read this ENTIRE Article” Exposing Twitters Big Secret

Editors Note: Former Director of National Intelligence and former Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency General Michael Flynn, posted an article on his Telegram Channel Monday morning. The article appears to expose what could be Twitter’s most damaging and eye-opening secret. His message reads as follows:

“Please read this ENTIRE article & expand your imagination. If free reign over our data & our lives have been given to a totalitarian group of despots inside the tech companies combined with a group of fascist USG bureaucratic insiders & crooked politicians, we no longer function as a democracy. This is what needs to be investigated.”

-Ryan

Jack’s Magic Coffee Shop

The metaphorical Jack had a great idea, to open a coffee shop where the beverages were free and use internal advertising as the income subsidy to operate the business.  Crowds came for the free coffee, comfy couches, fellowship, conversation and enjoyment.

It didn’t matter where Jack got the coffee, how he paid for it, or didn’t, or what product advertising the customers would be exposed to while there.  Few people thought about such things.  Curiously, it didn’t matter what size the crowd was; in the backroom of Jack’s Coffee Shop they were able to generate massive amounts of never-ending free coffee at extreme scales.

Over time, using the justification of parking lot capacity and township regulations, not everyone would be able to park and enter.  Guards were placed at the entrance to pre-screen customers. A debate began.

Alternative coffee shops opened around town.  It was entirely possible to duplicate Jacks Coffee Shop, yet no one could duplicate the business model for the free coffee.  Indeed, there was something very unique about Jack’s Coffee Shop.  Thus, some underlying suspicions were raised:

The only way Twitter, with 217 million users, could exist as a viable platform is if they had access to tech systems of incredible scale and performance, and those systems were essentially free or very cheap.  The only entity that could possibly provide that level of capacity and scale is the United States Government – combined with a bottomless bank account.  A public-private partnership.

If my hunch is correct, Elon Musk is poised to expose the well-kept secret that most social media platforms are operating on U.S. government tech infrastructure and indirect subsidy.  Let that sink in.

The U.S. technology system, the assembled massive system of connected databases and server networks, is the operating infrastructure that offsets the cost of Twitter to run their own servers and database.  The backbone of Twitter is the United States government.

FREE COFFEE:

♦ June 2013: […] “Cloud computing is one of the core components of the strategy to help the IC discover, access and share critical information in an era of seemingly infinite data.” … “A test scenario described by GAO in its June 2013 bid protest opinion suggests the CIA sought to compare how the solutions presented by IBM and Amazon Web Services (AWS) could crunch massive data sets, commonly referred to as big data.” … “Solutions had to provide a “hosting environment for applications which process vast amounts of information in parallel on large clusters (thousands of nodes) of commodity hardware” using a platform called MapReduce. Through MapReduce, clusters were provisioned for computation and segmentation. Test runs assumed clusters were large enough to process 100 terabytes of raw input data. AWS’ solution received superior marks from CIA procurement officials”… (MORE)

♦ November 2013: […] “Twitter closed its first day of trading on Nov. 7, 2013, at $44.90 a share. In the years since then, it briefly traded above $70, but more recently, it has struggled.”

Jack’s free coffee shop has been for sale, but there’s no viable business model in the private sector.  No one has wanted to purchase Twitter – it is simply unsustainable; the data processing costs exceed the capacity of the platform to generate revenue – until now….

And suddenly, the people who work in the backroom of Jack’s Magic Coffee Shop don’t want Jack to sell.

Twitter is not making a decision to decline the generous offer by Elon Musk because of stewardship or fiduciary responsibility to shareholders.  The financials of Twitter as a non-viable business model highlight the issue of money being irrelevant.  Twitter does not and cannot make money.  Growing Twitter only means growing an expense. Growing Twitter does not grow revenue enough to offset the increase in expense.

There is only one way for Twitter to exist as a viable entity, people are now starting to realize this.

What matters to the people behind Twitter, the people who are subsidizing the ability of Twitter to exist, is control over the global conversation.

Control of the conversation is priceless to the people who provide the backbone for Twitter.

Once people realize who is subsidizing Twitter, everything changes.

That’s the fight. (more)

♦ 2021, Public-Private Partnership – The modern Fourth Branch of Government is only possible because of a Public-Private partnership with the intelligence apparatus. You do not have to take my word for it, the partnership is so brazen they have made public admissions.

The biggest names in Big Tech announced in June their partnership with the Five Eyes intelligence network, ultimately controlled by the NSA, to: (1) monitor all activity in their platforms; (2) identify extremist content; (3) look for expressions of Domestic Violent Extremism (DVE); and then, (4) put the content details into a database where the Five Eyes intelligence agencies (U.K., U.S., Australia, Canada, New Zealand) can access it.

Facebook, Twitter, Google and Microsoft are all partnering with the intelligence apparatus. It might be difficult to fathom how openly they admit this, but they do. Look at this sentence in the press release (emphasis mine):

[…] “The Group will use lists from intelligence-sharing group Five Eyes adding URLs and PDFs from more groups, including the Proud Boys, the Three Percenters and neo-Nazis.”

Think about that sentence structure very carefully. They are “adding to” the preexisting list…. admitting the group (aka Big Tech) already have access to the the intelligence-sharing database… and also admitting there is a preexisting list created by the Five Eyes consortium.

Obviously, who and what is defined as “extremist content” will be determined by the Big Tech insiders themselves. This provides a gateway, another plausible deniability aspect, to cover the Intelligence Branch from any oversight.

When the Intelligence Branch within government wants to conduct surveillance and monitor American citizens, they run up against problems due to the Constitution of the United States. They get around those legal limitations by sub-contracting the intelligence gathering, the actual data-mining, and allowing outside parties (contractors) to have access to the central database.

The government cannot conduct electronic searches (4th amendment issue) without a warrant; however, private individuals can search and report back as long as they have access. What is being admitted is exactly that preexisting partnership. The difference is that Big Tech will flag the content from within their platforms, and now a secondary database filled with the extracted information will be provided openly for the Intelligence Branch to exploit.

The volume of metadata captured by the NSA has always been a problem because of the filters needed to make the targeting useful. There is a lot of noise in collecting all data that makes the parts you really want to identify more difficult to capture. This new admission puts a new massive filtration system in the metadata that circumvents any privacy protections for individuals.

Previously, the Intelligence Branch worked around the constitutional and unlawful search issue by using resources that were not in the United States. A domestic U.S. agency, working on behalf of the U.S. government, cannot listen on your calls without a warrant. However, if the U.S. agency sub-contracts to say a Canadian group, or foreign ally, the privacy invasion is no longer legally restricted by U.S. law.

What was announced in June 2021 is an alarming admission of a prior relationship along with open intent to define their domestic political opposition as extremists.

July 26, 2021, (Reuters) – A counterterrorism organization formed by some of the biggest U.S. tech companies including Facebook (FB.O) and Microsoft (MSFT.O) is significantly expanding the types of extremist content shared between firms in a key database, aiming to crack down on material from white supremacists and far-right militias, the group told Reuters.

Until now, the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism’s (GIFCT) database has focused on videos and images from terrorist groups on a United Nations list and so has largely consisted of content from Islamist extremist organizations such as Islamic State, al Qaeda and the Taliban.

Over the next few months, the group will add attacker manifestos – often shared by sympathizers after white supremacist violence – and other publications and links flagged by U.N. initiative Tech Against Terrorism. It will use lists from intelligence-sharing group Five Eyes, adding URLs and PDFs from more groups, including the Proud Boys, the Three Percenters and neo-Nazis.

The firms, which include Twitter (TWTR.N) and Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) YouTube, share “hashes,” unique numerical representations of original pieces of content that have been removed from their services. Other platforms use these to identify the same content on their own sites in order to review or remove it. (read more)

The influence of the Intelligence Branch now reaches into our lives, our personal lives. In the decades before 9/11/01 the intelligence apparatus intersected with government, influenced government, and undoubtedly controlled many institutions with it. The legislative oversight function was weak and growing weaker, but it still existed and could have been used to keep the IC in check. However, after the events of 9/11/01, the short-sighted legislative reactions opened the door to allow the surveillance state to weaponize.

After the Patriot Act was triggered, not coincidentally only six weeks after 9/11, a slow and dangerous fuse was lit that ends with the intelligence apparatus being granted a massive amount of power. The problem with assembled power is always what happens when a Machiavellian network takes control over that power and begins the process to weaponize the tools for their own malicious benefit. That is exactly what the installation of Barack Obama was all about.

The Obama network took pre-assembled intelligence weapons we should never have allowed to be created, and turned those weapons into tools for his radical and fundamental change. The target was the essential fabric of our nation. Ultimately, this corrupt political process gave power to create the Fourth Branch of Government, the Intelligence Branch. From that perspective the fundamental change was successful.

It’s all Connected FolksSEE HERE

[…] “The vision was first outlined in the Intelligence Community Information Technology Enterprise plan championed by Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and IC Chief Information Officer Al Tarasiuk almost three years ago.” … “It is difficult to underestimate the cloud contract’s importance. In a recent public appearance, CIA Chief Information Officer Douglas Wolfe called it “one of the most important technology procurements in recent history,” with ramifications far outside the realm of technology.” (READ MORE)

One job…. “take the preexisting system and retool it so the weapons of government only targeted one side of the political continuum.”

Obama White House Doctor: Biden Having ‘Cognitive Issues’ Is A ‘National Security Issue’

Martin Walsh
April 7th, 2022

OPINION: This article may contain commentary which reflects the author’s opinion.

Texas GOP Rep. Ronny Jackson, who previously served as the White House physician under the Obama and Trump administrations, says he has concerns about President Joe Biden.

During an interview on OAN with host John Hines, Jackson slammed Biden when asked about his mental fitness for office.

“I’m not trying to make a diagnosis,” Jackson said. “But I think the whole world sees that he’s having some issues. He’s struggling cognitively. It’s not a good time to have a commander-in-chief and a head of state that’s having these particular issues. I think there’s something going on … it’s a national security issue at this particular point.”

When asked if there were “national security implications” involved, Jackson responded, “Well sure, look at what’s going on … In that position, if you have cognitive issues, it’s going to be a national security issue regardless.”

Jackson said Biden’s mental fitness for office was “dangerous” and that the president needed to be under cognitive testing “immediately.”

During an interview last month, Jackson spoke about Russia invading Ukraine and the implications it can have on the world.

Jackson said Biden needs to undergo an immediate cognitive exam because he is “not fit to be our president right now.”

“The whole country is seeing his mental cognitive issues on display for over a year now, and there’s really no question in most people’s minds that there’s something going on with him, that he’s not cognitively the same as he used to be and, in my mind, not fit to be our president right now,” Jackson said during an interview.

“Every time he gets up and talks to the American people, it’s not just the American people that are watching him speak, it’s the whole world, and that’s part of what the problem is here,” Jackson also said. “He looks tired, he looks weak, he looks confused, he’s incoherent, and it sends a message of weakness all over the world, and they’re seizing up on that,” he added.

“He’s got 40 years of tape, you can go back and look at this man, so it’s not like we don’t have anything to compare it to,” Jackson said. “You can go back and look, he’s always made gaffes, he’s always made missteps, but never like this. This is something different. These aren’t gaffes…. This is something much more serious.”

Jackson said that Biden’s mental fitness for office, or a lack thereof, “was on full display during the debacle in Afghanistan” and that it could “get more Americans killed” and “ultimately get us in a war because of his lack of leadership.”

House Republicans Drag Obama White House Into Hunter Biden Scandal

Carmine Sabia
April 2, 2022

OPINION: This article may contain commentary which reflects the author’s opinion.

Republicans are demanding access to the communication records of President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, between him and the Obama White House.

This week, several Republican members of the House Oversight Committee penned a letter and sent it to the Biden Administration demanding they be given access to any and all communication records between Hunter and the Obama White House, The Epoch Times reported.

In the letter the Republicans saiud that Hunter must be investigated now, amid concerns that “he is continuing to profit off” his father’s name.

“Hunter Biden’s connections throughout the Russian sphere of influence have now become especially relevant in the fast-moving and developing Russian war in Ukraine,” the Republicans on the House Oversight Committee said.

“Hunter Biden’s dealings have not gone unnoticed, and a Department of Justice (DOJ) probe begun under the Obama Administration has expanded to include a wide variety of potential violations and crimes. According to theNew York Times, Hunter Biden is currently under investigation by DOJ for possible violations of the Foreign Agents Registration Act and possible criminal tax evasion and money laundering.

“Given Hunter Biden’s foreign business relationships in Ukraine and Russia and the current international landscape, we are concerned about whether Hunter Biden continues to profit off his status as President Biden’s son as well as whether foreign adversaries may be attempting to exploit questionable business dealings. NARA may possess documents relevant to this investigation from then-Vice President Biden’s tenure,” they said.

The letter calls out Joe Biden and accuses him of lying about his involvement in Hunter’s business dealings. The lawmakers said that “the evidence is now clear” that he wasn’t just aware, he was likely involved.

They are even more concerned because Russian President Vladimir Putin included Hunter in his list of Americans that he sanctioned.

“While then-Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden stated that “I have never spoken to my son about his overseas business dealings,” this appears not to be true. The evidence is now clear that not only did Joe Biden talk to his son about his overseas business dealings, but he also met with his son’s associates. The misleading statements by President Biden are even more troubling now that Russia has singled out Hunter Biden on its sanctions list instead of any of the other Biden children,” the lawmakers said.

The Biden family has for decades profited from Joe Biden’s positions of public trust. Hunter Biden has particularly benefitted from his father’s success in politics, from managing a Ukrainian energy conglomerate, to selling cobalt mines in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, to connecting his father to Kazakhstani oil oligarchs, and preventing a Romanian real estate tycoon’s conviction for bribery charges,” they said.

They requested:

  1. All documents and communications between the Executive Office of the President or Office of the Vice President and members or associates of the Biden family referring or relating to Russia or Ukraine from January 20, 2009 to January 20, 2017;
  2. All documents and communications from or within the Executive Office of the President or Office of the Vice President referring to Elena Baturina or Yuri Luzhkovfrom January 20, 2009 to January 20, 2017;
  3. All documents and communications in the custody of NARA referring or relating to Hunter Biden and Ukraine or Hunter Biden and Russia; and
  4. All documents and communications between then-Vice President Biden’s office and any State Department employee referring or relating to Hunter Biden and his business dealings in Russia and/or Ukraine.

“White House communications director Kate Bedingfield on Thursday said that Biden was telling the truth in a late 2020 presidential debate that Hunter Biden didn’t make money in China or in other overseas business deals,” The Epoch Times said.

“We absolutely stand by the president’s comment,” she said. “And I would point you to the reporting on this, which referenced statements that we made at the time, that we gave to The Washington Post, who worked on this story. But as you know, I don’t speak for Hunter Biden so there’s not more I can say on that.”

Biden-Backing Democrat Mayor Charged With Child Porn Possession.

Natalie Winters
March 6th, 202
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A former Oregon Mayor who donated to Joe Biden’s campaign and collaborated with the Obama administration has been arrested on child pornography charges.

Dennis Doyle, 73, served as the Mayor of Beaverton, Oregon from 2008 until 2021, and during his time in office, allegedly “knowingly and unlawfully possessed digital material containing child pornography.”

The Department of Justice notes that the pornographic content Doyle possessed between November 2014 and December 2015 included “images defying minors under twelve.”

Doyle, who also served as a Beaverton city councilor for 14 years before becoming mayor, was a vocal proponent of combatting climate change through pursuing “green” development policies.

In an interview with Inside Climate News, Doyle reveals he was “pretty active” in environmental activism in the ‘60s while explaining his decision to join the Obama administration’s Better Buildings Challenge.

“This month, Beaverton became the first and only city of its size to join the Obama administration’s Better Buildings Challenge, which asks local governments and companies to cut energy and water use in their buildings by 20 percent by 2020,” explained the paper.

“We’ve had great support from the current [Obama] administration,” remarked Doyle in reference to his efforts to make Beaverton a more “sustainable” city.

Doyle also received the 2012 Mayors’ Climate Protection Award in the small city category, a joint initiative between the U.S. Conference of Mayors and Walmart.

Beyond collaborating with the Obama administration, Doyle has also financially supported several Democratic campaigns, including a $500 donation to President Joe Biden’s 2020 campaign.

If convicted, Doyle faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in federal prison, a $250,000 fine, and a life term of supervised release. He made his first appearance in federal court on March 4th for the case, which is being prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Oregon following an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) Portland’s Child Exploitation Task Force (CETF).

Mainstream Mum on Neo-Nazi Faction in Ukraine 

Ryan DeLarme
February 28th, 2022

Though we in the west can only speculate on his true motives when Vladimir Putin said that he was targeting “Nazis” he was likely referring to the Azov Battalion, a group the western press is either oblivious of or willfully neglecting.

Not many Americans are aware of the Azov Battalion. Interestingly enough, NBC was apparently unaware of this group when it aired on February 14th that preparations were being made for a Russian attack., promoting the Azov Battalion as an example in their report. Those in the know caught the error immediately:

As per the World Socialist Website:

In a news broadcast Monday evening, NBC’s chief foreign policy correspondent Richard Engel told viewers how “some communities” in Ukraine are preparing for a war with Russia by “taking matters into their own hands.”

The report showed Ukrainian soldiers delivering “basic training for the whole family,” “first aid” and “weapons training” to a small group of Mariupol residents, including children and the elderly. One of them, 79-year-old Valentyna Konstantynovska, wielding an AK-47, was made the face of “Ukrainian resistance” by the world’s newspapers.

Engel left out of his account the fact that the military formation providing Konstantynovska’s training was the neo-Nazi Azov Battalion, clearly identifiable by its Wolfsangel insignia used by Hitler’s SS in the Second World War.

Below is NBC’s video of the Azov Battalion shared in the tweet.

Members of this group were recognized at the US Embassy in Ukraine in 2014.  The group purportedly is violent, particularly against groups like transvestites, gypsies, and immigrants.

Guess who has ties to this group? None other than everyone’s favorite, stalwart president; Joe Biden.

It’s not some well-kept secret that Biden has “friends” in Ukraine, and not all of them are exemplary individuals. Among them is the Azov Battalion, the very same neo-Nazi group associated with previously mentioned violent atrocities against immigrants, gypsies, and transvestites in Ukraine.

Unfortunately for the Barrack O’Biden regime, there appears to be damning evidence of their relationship with this Nazi group. They were photographed recognizing the group at the US Embassy in Ukraine back in 2014, when they were alleged to be installing their own regime. 

This group is also connected with the former leader of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, who has been accused of being an installed puppet. 

This group has rallied in the streets of Kyiv and raised their Nazi flags there. One particularly violent member of the group is one Maxim Yarosh.

Yarosh was shown to have been close enough to the former Obama-approved leader Poroshenko to share a flight with him from South America to Europe. According to Gateway Pundit, Yarosh is said to:

 “get his kicks out of assaulting immigrants, gypsies, and transvestites in Ukraine.  He has filmed himself during his assaults and takes pride in beating these innocents.” 

Here is a video showing Maxim Yarosh assaulting a woman in Ukraine starting at the 2:40 mark (WARNING VIOLENT).

It gets weirder, these Ukrainian neo-Nazis were also spotted at the US Capitol on Jan 6. These individuals have never been discussed or subpoenaed by the sham January 6th investigation.

This is just one more object of intrigue on the pile of reasons why we should take a deeper look at the Biden family’s suspicious ties to Ukraine.

White House Press Secretary Slips and Says Who She’s Really Reporting To and It’s Not Biden

Joe Hoft
January 22, 2022

For more than a year Americans have wondered who is running the country.  We know it’s not Joe Biden so who is it?

We asked in January 2021 before his inauguration, who was running the Biden gang?

We had indications that perhaps it was Obama that was running this nightmare of a Presidency.  It’s not Biden, that’s for sure.  And it does make sense.  With Biden, Obama can do all the things he wanted to do to this country and yet not take the blame for the reaction to these destructive policies.  Afghanistan is an example of this.

Obama shared the following:

Pelosi slipped and labeled the failed policy mislabeled ‘Build Back Better’ an Obama program.

Now Twitchy reported today on White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki slipping and claiming she reports to Obama.

White House press secretary Jen Psaki was on “The View” yesterday where co-host Ana Navarro got her to circle back to the matter of President Biden saying there’s a possibility the November midterm elections won’t be legitimate.

During the same interview, Psaki moved the needle on some Freudian slip detectors:

So right now bets are that Obama is running the country, despite this being totally illegal.  But since Obama and Biden never respected the law or the US Constitution, this is the best bet on who’s [failing at] running this country. 

Hat tip Tim P

Obama Official Pleads Guilty to Theft of Government Property, Wire Fraud, and Scheme to Defraud US Govt

Cristina Laila
January 17, 2022

Obama’s Acting Homeland Security Inspector General Charles Edwards pleaded guilty to conspiring to defraud the US government.

Charles Edwards and his subordinate were indicted on 16 counts of theft and fraud, the Justice Department announced in March 2020.

“The indictment charges Charles K. Edwards, 59, of Sandy Spring, Maryland, and Murali Yamazula Venkata, 54, of Aldie, Virginia, with conspiracy to commit theft of government property and to defraud the United States, theft of government property, wire fraud, and aggravated identity theft. The indictment also charges Venkata with destruction of records.”

The charges alleged that in addition to stealing government software and databases, Venkata helped Edwards by reconfiguring his laptop so that he could upload the stolen software.

“The indictment further alleges that, in addition to stealing DHS-OIG’s software and the sensitive government databases, Venkata and others also assisted Edwards by reconfiguring his laptop so that he could properly upload the stolen software and databases, provided troubleshooting support whenever Edwards required it, and helped him build a testing server at his residence with the stolen software and databases,” the Department of Justice said in a press release announcing the indictments. “As a further part of the alleged scheme, Edwards retained software developers in India for the purpose of developing his commercial alternative of DHS-OIG’s software.”

Although Edwards left the DHS in 2013, according to the indictment he leveraged his relationship with Venkata to carry out the scheme which began in October of 2014 and continued to April of 2017.

Law & Crime reported:

The ex-watchdog who oversaw the Department of Homeland Security pleaded guilty on Friday to stealing propriety software and sensitive databases from his old job for his private business.

Charles K. Edwards, 61, served in the Obama administration as the Acting Inspector General for the Department of Homeland Security between February 2008 until December 2013. He served before that time as the inspector general for the U.S. Postal Service.

During a federal court hearing on Friday morning, Edwards pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Randolph Moss to conspiracy to defraud the United States and theft of government property. Edwards’s sentencing date has not yet been set.

His attorney Courtney Roberts Forrest, from the firm Kaiser Dillon, did not immediately respond to an email requesting comment.

This article originally appeared @ The Gateway Pundit

New Report Reveals Billionaire Bill Gates, Jeffrey Epstein and the Nobel Committee Chair Behind Obama’s Award Met in 2013

Joe Hoft
October 4, 2020

A new report out of Norway uncovered that former Nobel Committee chair Thorbjørn Jagland denied having met Jeffrey Epstein but now he confirmed that he entertained Epstein and billionaire Bill Gates at his Strasbourg residence in 2013.

Gates denied a friendship or working relationship with Epstein as well until it too was proven false.

Jagland gave the Nobel Peace Prize to Barack Obama in 2009 eight months after he took over the Nobel Committee.

DNMagasinet released a shocking report on Friday where they uncovered that Jeffrey Epstein was present at a meeting in Strasbourg in 2013 with the then Chairman of the Nobel Committee and billionaire Bill Gates.

According to the Norwegian newspaper,

After several inquiries this last week regarding new information about the meeting, Jagland confirmed that Gates and Epstein attended a meeting at his residence in March 2013, at an official meeting. According to him, Gates and Epstein arrived together.

DNMagasinet reports:

December 2019: Berit Reiss-Andersen, chair of the Nobel Committee, had a question for the members of the committee. Queried by the Norwegian business daily DN, she asked whether they had ever had contact with Jeffrey Epstein, the convicted sex offender and well-connected financier.

Former chair Thorbjørn Jagland, by now a regular member of the committee, was among those answering no.

It turns out the answer was yes.

Not only did Jagland meet Epstein, he hosted him at his lavish residence in Strasbourg, France. At the time, Jagland was the sitting chair of the committee, which awards the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize. Also present: a philanthropist touted as a possible Prize recipient.

As the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Jagland had his own residence, able to host several hundred guests. On the afternoon of March 27, 2013, Jagland hosted a small but exclusive group of very famous people.

One of those attending was Bill Gates, at the time the second-wealthiest man in the world and head of the largest charitable foundation in the world. Since leaving Microsoft a few years earlier, Gates had become a dedicated philanthropist. Having invested heavily to eradicate polio, he was among those mentioned as possible candidates for the Nobel Peace Prize.

Also present were representatives of the think tank International Peace Institute (IPI), who later that year partnered with Gates’ foundation in the fight against polio.

In addition to Gates and his assistants, another financier was also present. A person well-known for his network of powerful people and accused of participating in trafficking and sexual abuse.

A convicted sex offender, why was Jeffrey Epstein present in Strasbourg?

DNMagasinet continues:

According to the sources, Gates and his assistants were already present when the representatives of IPI arrived. Epstein, who knew Gates, was the person that introduced the billionaire to IPI.

The meeting, where IPI introduced Gates to a polio eradication project, was to be very successful. Later the same year, Gates’ foundation granted IPI 2.5 million dollar. Since then, an addition 6 million dollars has followed, according to the foundation. The most recent grant was earlier this year, with an additional 250,000 dollars.

Despite Epstein pleading guilty in 2008 to charges of soliciting a prostitute, with a minor, as well as paying compensation to a number of women, Epstein was in no time back in the top circles around the globe.

According to the New York Times, Gates and Epstein met many times:

(The above picture from the New York Times shows James E. Staley, at the time a senior JPMorgan executive; former Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers; Mr. Epstein; Bill Gates, Microsoft’s co-founder; and Boris Nikolic, who was the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s science adviser at Epstein’s New York mansion)

The New York Times reported in November 2019:

Jeffrey Epstein, the convicted sex offender who committed suicide in prison, managed to lure an astonishing array of rich, powerful and famous men into his orbit.

There were billionaires (Leslie Wexner and Leon Black), politicians (Bill Clinton and Bill Richardson), Nobel laureates (Murray Gell-Mann and Frank Wilczek) and even royals (Prince Andrew).

Few, though, compared in prestige and power to the world’s second-richest person, a brilliant and intensely private luminary: Bill Gates. And unlike many others, Mr. Gates started the relationship after Mr. Epstein was convicted of sex crimes.

Mr. Gates, the Microsoft co-founder, whose $100 billion-plus fortune has endowed the world’s largest charitable organization, has done his best to minimize his connections to Mr. Epstein. “I didn’t have any business relationship or friendship with him,” he told The Wall Street Journal last month.

In fact, beginning in 2011, Mr. Gates met with Mr. Epstein on numerous occasions — including at least three times at Mr. Epstein’s palatial Manhattan townhouse, and at least once staying late into the night, according to interviews with more than a dozen people familiar with the relationship, as well as documents reviewed by The New York Times.

There is clearly more to this story – due to Epstein’s death we may never know what the entire story is.

Documents Show Former Officials ‘In Real Trouble’ in Durham Investigation: Meadows

ZACHARY STIEBER 
September 8, 2020

Newly reviewed documents show that former FBI agent Peter Strzok and other officials involved in the counter-intelligence probe against Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign are in trouble, White House chief of staff Mark Meadows said.

U.S. Attorney John Durham is reviewing the origins of that investigation and landed his first guilty plea last month.

While he doesn’t have visibility into the timeline of Durham’s probe, Meadows said he’s reviewed additional documents that “say that a number of the players, the Peter Strzoks, the Andy McCabes, the James Comeys—and even others in the administration previously—are in real trouble because of their willingness to participate in an unlawful act.”

“And I use the word unlawful at best, it broke all kinds of protocols and at worst people should go to jail as I mentioned previously,” Meadows said during a virtual appearance on Fox Business’ “Mornings With Maria” on Monday.

Strzok, McCabe, and Comey are former high-level FBI officials.

Strzok, best known for exchanging biased text messages about Trump with an FBI lawyer he was having an affair with, was fired by FBI officials in 2018.

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White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows speaks to members of the press outside the West Wing of the White House in Washington on Aug. 28, 2020. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

The former agent sat down for an interview with CBS that ran over the weekend. He insisted that the counter-intelligence probe, dubbed Crossfire Hurricane, was opened on a legitimate basis.

Meadows said it was easy for Strzok to make claims when not under oath.

“In all of his interview, I can tell you this: It’s not backed up by the facts. It’s not backed up by documents that I’ve seen. And ultimately his house of cards will come falling down,” Meadows said.

The facts that have come out show that officials treated Trump “very differently, in an inappropriate way, and they must be held accountable,” he added.

Durham’s criminal investigation is being kept under tight wraps, prompting much speculation about when another development will come, or even if any other people will be charged.

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United States Attorney John Durham (L) (Department of Justice) and Attorney General William Barr. (R) (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Trey Gowdy, a Fox News contributor who used to serve in the House of Representatives, said over the weekend that there’s concern that Durham “is dragging his feet.”

Durham, he said, “is going to access documents that the FBI never shared with Congress and he’ll write the definitive accounting of what happened.”

“Whether or not there’ll be more indictments or not, I don’t know and I like to assume that there will not be,” he said, adding: “That puts me in a small minority, but I’m assuming that the Clinesmith indictment will be the only one.”

Kevin Clinesmith recently pleaded guilty to altering an email to say Carter Page, a former Trump campaign adviser, was not a CIA asset when the CIA had said the exact opposite.

The altered email was used to obtain spy warrants against Page, enabling the FBI to conduct surveillance against Page and people he was linked to in the future and past.

Meadows, meanwhile, said Trump supports the declassification of all documents, along with full transparency.

“He has nothing to hide,” he said.

Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe said last week that he’s coordinating with Durham to declassify more documents.

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