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Leaked docs show US branches of Deutsche Bank funneled funds to ISIS

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Leaked reports revealed that the US branches of Deutsche Bank are suspected of facilitating money transfer to ISIS in Iraq at the height of the group's terror campaign. The ISIS terrorist group launched a campaign of bloodshed and destruction against Iraq in 2014, seizing more than 121 bank branches, before its expulsion in late 2017, PressTV reported. Despite the terrorists' control over some financial institutions, some banks, including Deutsche Bank and particularly its US branches, continued to allow money transfers to be sent to the Arab country.

Classified financial reports submitted by banks all over the world to the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network of the US Treasury Department (FinCen), which were leaked to the Buzzfeed news site and in turn shared with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, revealed suspicious money transfers of at least $4 billion flagged by Deutsche Bank's US branches and Bank of America, to a number of Iraqi banks between June 15, 2014 and June 30, 2015.

Comment: Deutsche Bank is no stranger to money laundering - and a whole host of crimes that epitomize the mass corruption of the banking industry as a whole.

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Eye 1

UK's Tory gov greenlight 'up to 55,000' evictions as country reimposes regional lockdowns

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Prior to the lockdown, seven percent of the UK population were in deep poverty.
Tory peers today voted down a last-minute bid to stop an estimated 55,000 struggling private renters from being evicted.

Since Monday, tenants who were handed notices by landlords from March to August have been at risk of being turfed out of their homes.

Housing campaigners fear that it will mean a rise in homelessness and more pressure on cash strapped councils just as the UK braces for a second wave.

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Pentagon says STILL no evidence for NYT's 'Russian bounties' story as US envoy hails Moscow's support for Afghan peace talks

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FILE PHOTO: US Army soldiers secure an area in southern Afghanistan, June 12, 2012.
The Pentagon has still seen no proof for reports that Russia paid the Taliban to kill US troops in Afghanistan, a defense official said, while a senior US diplomat noted Moscow has instead supported the country's peace process.

While the military is "always looking at threats," it has yet to uncover evidence for the "bounties" allegation reported by the New York Times in June, David Helvey, the Pentagon's deputy assistant secretary for Indo-Pacific Security Affairs, told the House Oversight Committee during a hearing on Tuesday.

"Since those reports have come out regarding Russian programs, we've been looking specifically to identify corroborating information. We've not yet found it, but we continue to look for that," Helvey said, answering a question from Rep. Harley Rouda (D-California) about the Times story and "outside actors" operating in Afghanistan.

Snakes in Suits

Democrats propose sweeping bill to curb 'presidential abuses', or so they claim

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House Democrats on Wednesday proposed a bill to curb presidential abuses, a pitch to voters weeks ahead of Election Day as they try to defeat President Donald Trump, capture the Senate from Republicans and keep their House majority.

The legislation, a wide-ranging package of new and revised bills, would limit the president's pardon power, strengthen laws to ban presidents from receiving gifts or payments from foreign governments, better protect independent agency watchdogs and whistleblowers from firing or retribution and require better reporting by campaigns of foreign election interference.

Each of the bill's provisions is a response to actions by Trump or his administration that Democrats see as abuses of presidential power. It builds on an elections and ethics reform package the House passed soon after Democrats reclaimed the majority in 2019.

Sheriff

ICE slams 'willfully uncooperative' NYPD for releasing wanted felon 10 TIMES before he's nabbed on federal firearms charges

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Blasting New York's "sanctuary city" policies, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials announced a felon released by NYPD on 10 separate occasions was finally arrested on federal charges and may face deportation.

ICE has filed 10 immigration detainers for Jhonny Alejandro Soto-Ubaldo over the past two years, only to see him released as police refused to honor them, the agency announced on Tuesday. Soto-Ubaldo is a Dominican national allegedly in the US illegally.


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Eye 2

Biden says Cindy McCain will endorse him

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Democratic nominee Joe Biden said Tuesday that Cindy McCain, the wife of the late Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), will endorse him for president.

Biden made the announcement during a virtual fundraiser, saying Cindy McCain made the decision because of President Trump's reported comments about fallen service members detailed in The Atlantic earlier this month.

"Maybe I shouldn't say it, but I'm about to go on one of these Zooms with John McCain's wife, who is, first time ever, is endorsing me because of what he talks about with my son and John's who are heroes, who served their country, you know he said they're losers, they're suckers," Biden said during the fundraiser, according to a pool report of his comments.

Comment: Trump, as could be imagined, is devastated. From Sputnik:
'Cindy Can Have Sleepy Joe': Trump Shrugs Off Late Senator McCain Widow's Support for Biden

Late Arizona Republican senator John McCain's widow Cindy endorsed Democrat Joe Biden for president on Tuesday, saying she was putting her 'country first'. She added that Biden knew what it was to send his child to war, since his son had served as an army lawyer in Iraq for a year.

US President Donald Trump has dismissed the endorsement of his Democratic rival Joe Biden by late Republican senator John McCain's widow.

In a tweet on Wednesday morning, Trump said he was "never a fan of John" and that "Cindy can have Sleepy Joe!"


Cindy McCain endorsed Biden in a series of tweets on Tuesday.

"My husband John lived by a code: country first," she wrote. "We are Republicans, yes, but Americans foremost. There's only one candidate in this race who stands up for our values as a nation, and that is Joe Biden."


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Biden's campaign has received the blessing of several Republican establishment figures, including former secretary of state Colin Powell, who argued the case for the Iraq War at the UN in 2003 by insisting Iraq possessed weapons of mass destruction - a claim that was later proved false.




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Syringe

Revealed: Sir Patrick Vallance has £600,000 shareholding in firm contracted to develop vaccines

Sir Patrick Vallance
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Sir Patrick Vallance, UK’s chief scientific adviser, has already cashed in more than £5 million worth of shares he received from GSK during his tenure from 2012 until March 2018.
Government denies claims of potential conflict of interest, maintaining he is not involved in commercial decisions on coronavirus vaccines.

The UK's chief scientific adviser has a £600,000 shareholding in a drugs giant contracted to develop a Covid-19 vaccine for the Government, prompting claims of a potential conflict of interest.

Sir Patrick Vallance, who also chairs the Government's expert advisory panel on vaccines, holds a deferred bonus of 43,111 shares in GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) worth £600,000 from his time as president of the multinational drug company, The Telegraph can reveal.

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Russia wants to ban latest encryption technology to prevent internet users bypassing state-imposed blocks & filters

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Server in the machine room in the regional reference data processing center of Rostelecom in Yekaterinburg.
The Russian Ministry of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media plans to prohibit websites from using encryption, enabling the country to more efficiently and successfully block access to banned online resources.

On Monday, the ministry submitted a draft bill to stop the use of encryption protocols in Russia, including DoH (DNS over HTTPS) and DoT (DNS over TLS), both of which aim to increase privacy and prevent eavesdropping on users.

According to officials, these modern encryption technologies enable the bypassing of website blocks, allowing people to access federally banned resources, reducing the effectiveness of internet filters for children.

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Dollar

Bloomberg pays fines for 32,000 felons in Florida so they can vote (Update)

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Billionaire Michael Bloomberg has reportedly raised more than $16 million in an effort to help convicted felons in Florida register to vote.

The Florida Rights Restoration Coalition estimated Bloomberg's fundraising push has already paid off monetary obligations for 32,000 felons, Axios reported.

"The right to vote is fundamental to our democracy and no American should be denied that right," a Bloomberg spokesperson told the news outlet. "Working together with the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition, we are determined to end disenfranchisement and the discrimination that has always driven it."

Comment: The Gateway Pundit has reported the Attorney General of Florida has ordered an investigation into Bloomberg for pledging $16 million to help convicted felons vote in the upcoming election.
Legal analyst J. Christian Adams argued last night on Fox News that Michael Bloomberg is breaking federal and likely Florida state law by buying votes from felons.

Federal law makes it illegal to pay for or receive money for voting.

And J. Christian Adams also argued that Bloomberg is putting the felons in legal and financial jeopardy by paying off their debts for votes.

Florida Gov DeSantis and Florida AG Ashley Moody agree!

The letter from Attorney General Ashley Moody was addressed to both the Florida Department of Law Enforcement AND the FBI!




Hammer

Trump imposes ban on companies peddling woke ideology from working with US government

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The President of the United States has unveiled a ban on companies which promote critical theory and Marxist politics from working with the United States government.

The move is an extraordinary intervention in the cultural debate raging in the United States and further afield, and doubles down on the President's announcement from earlier in September, wherein he banned "efforts to indoctrinate government employees with divisive and harmful sex and race-based ideologies."

The move will likely spur on the Trump base ahead of the November 3rd election, and will rile hard-left activists who have been looting and rioting across the U.S. for months, using "black lives" as a cover for their Marxist activities.

Comment: More background from RT:
It "shall be the policy of the United States not to promote race or sex stereotyping or scapegoating in the federal workforce or in the uniformed services, and not to allow grant funds to be used for these purposes," Trump said in an executive order signed on Tuesday evening.

While the order does not mention 'critical race theory' by name, it cites a "destructive ideology" that is "rooted in the pernicious and false belief that America is an irredeemably racist and sexist country," viewing some people as oppressors simply on account of their race or sex and treating "racial and sexual identities [as] more important than our common status as human beings and Americans."

The order cites numerous instances of such ideology being promoted to employees of federal government agencies and in government-funded institutions. It cites several examples brought up by researcher Christopher Rufo, including the Sandia National Laboratories nuclear facility and the Treasury Department.

Trump's order comes just a day after Rufo raised the alarm about the State Department, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Veterans' Affairs Administration (VA) proceeding with plans for "diversity" seminars, despite a memo from the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) instructing government agencies not to do so.

The executive order goes beyond just government agencies, banning the promotion of such beliefs in the US military and among all federal contractors - directly affecting hundreds of companies, both large and small.

Colleges and universities supporting critical race theory also stand to lose federal grants, under the terms of Trump's EO.

The order painstakingly defines what it considers "divisive concepts" that are thereby off-limits. For example, the "race or sex stereotyping" is defined as "ascribing character traits, values, moral and ethical codes, privileges, status, or beliefs to a race or sex, or to an individual because of his or her race or sex."

Scapegoating is defined as "assigning fault, blame, or bias" based on race or sex.

The Department of Justice is instructed to treat "workplace training that teaches divisive concepts" contributes to a hostile work environment and can result in liability under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.

Commenting on the order on Twitter, Rufo described it as "nothing short of astonishing," and "going much further" than his own stated goal of ending critical race theory indoctrination in the federal government - taking the fight to academia and the corporate world as well.