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Kidnapping, assassination and a London shoot-out: Inside the CIA's secret war plans against WikiLeaks

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In 2017, as Julian Assange began his fifth year holed up in Ecuador's embassy in London, the CIA plotted to kidnap the WikiLeaks founder, spurring heated debate among Trump administration officials over the legality and practicality of such an operation.

Some senior officials inside the CIA and the Trump administration even discussed killing Assange, going so far as to request "sketches" or "options" for how to assassinate him. Discussions over kidnapping or killing Assange occurred "at the highest levels" of the Trump administration, said a former senior counterintelligence official. "There seemed to be no boundaries."

The conversations were part of an unprecedented CIA campaign directed against WikiLeaks and its founder. The agency's multipronged plans also included extensive spying on WikiLeaks associates, sowing discord among the group's members, and stealing their electronic devices.

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Emails: Hunter Biden 'said he has access to highest level' of Chinese govt, according to Dem donor

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Joe Biden • Hunter Biden • John Kerry • Chris Heinz
Hunter Biden's newest purported Libya email dump on Thursday, unrelated to his reported laptop cache, reveals the Biden family's connections to the "highest level" in Communist China.

The emails by Hunter's business contact indicate Hunter, "#2 son," demanded a $2 million dollar retainer plus "success fees" to unfreeze assets in Libya frozen by the Obama-Biden administration. They also noted Hunter's business relationship with former Secretary of State John Kerry's stepson Chris Heinz, who founded with Hunter in 2009 Rosemont Seneca Partners, a billion-dollar private equity firm.

The first Libya email is reportedly dated January 28, 2015, nearly two years before the end of the Obama-Biden administration. It read:
"Per phone conversation I met with #2 son. He wants $2 per year retainer +++ success fees. He wants to hire his own people - it can be close circle of people for confidentiality. His dad is deciding to run or not."
The email then described Hunter as an "alcoholic, drug addict" and "kicked [out] of U.S. Army for cocaine, chasing low-class hookers, constantly needs money-liquidity problems and many more headaches."

But Hunter's business contact, Democrat donor Sam Jauhari, said Hunter's redemptive qualities were his connection to Chris Heinz and his "access to [the] highest level" in Communist China:
His positives are he is Chairman of UN World Food Program, son of #2 who has Libya file, access to State, Treasury, business partner SofS [Secretary of State] J. [John] Forbes K [Kerry] son and since he travels with dad he is connected everywhere in Europe and Asia where M. Q. [Muammar Qaddafi] and LIA [Libya Investment Authority] had money frozen. He said he has access to highest level in PRC [China], he can help there.

Comment: Was China smart enough to spend $1.5B to get the 'goods' on the Biden family and leverage on the USA? Biden has indicated to China he is not a threat. Is this why?

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Lavrov: EU foreign policy head told him to STAY OUT of 'our' Africa, as he denies Moscow's role in mercenaries invited to Mali

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov • EU Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell
With the terrorist-fighting government of Mali in talks with a private Russian military firm, EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell told Russia's FM Sergey Lavrov to bluntly stay out of Africa, allegedly calling it "our place."

The modern EU bureaucracy may seem light years away from the rapacious colonial powers of olden Europe, but geopolitics seemingly still reigns in Brussels, with the fight this time over influence in the troubled West African nation of Mali. With Mali's military-ruled government struggling to quell a wave of jihadism, and France on the cusp of withdrawing its forces from the region, the country is now reportedly looking to hire as many as 1,000 private mercenaries from the controversial Russian Wagner Group to bolster its own forces.

The deal led to a wave of condemnation from the West, with officials in the US and Europe viewing it as an effort by Moscow to muscle into African affairs. An American official said on Friday:
"We continue to be concerned about the rise... of malign influences on the continent."
Lavrov has dismissed accusations of Russian government involvement, saying on Saturday at the United Nations General Assembly in New York that the Kremlin had "nothing to do with" the deal, which was negotiated between Mali's government and a "private military contractor."

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Texas: 'Full forensic audit' of 2020 election has already begun

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Voting in Austin, Texas • 2020 election
Officials in a state that Democrats are working hard to turn blue have announced a "full forensic audit" of ballots cast during the 2020 election is already underway, according to reports on Friday.

According to a statement from the office of the Texas Secretary of State on Thursday, an election audit has begun in three northern counties — Dallas, Tarrant, and Collin — as well as Harris County, home to Houston. The office, according to CBS11 in Dallas-Fort Worth, said:
"Under existing Texas laws, the Secretary of State has the authority to conduct a full and comprehensive forensic audit. We anticipate the Legislature will provide funds for this purpose."
The audit comes after former President Donald Trump expressed his support for Texas House Bill 16 which calls for a "review of the results of the 2020 general election" in a letter to Gov. Greg Abbott:

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Obama-appointed judge wrongly dismisses defamation suit against Twitter in Hunter Biden laptop case

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Hunter Biden • John Paul Mac Isaac in his store
In an attempt to obtain some semblance of justice, The Mac Shop owner sued Twitter for defamation. Now his business is closed, his case is thrown out, and Twitter wants him to pay the attorney fees.

In response to Politico's reporting Tuesday, confirming the authenticity of the most damning materials about Joe Biden found on an abandoned MacBook, an attorney for the owner of The Mac Shop told me, "I hate the fact that there are people who think this is actual news!"

Attorney Brian Della Rocca's sentiment is understandable. Since the New York Post first broke news of the MacBook abandoned at John Paul Mac Isaac's computer repair store, the veracity of the documents has been confirmed many times and neither of the Bidens have denied the authenticity of the documents.

Further, as The Federalist broke last month, the abandoned laptop contained a video revealing a second missing laptop — one Hunter Biden thought the Russians had stolen and that might provide fodder for blackmail. And, significantly, approximately nine months before the New York Post revealed the videos, emails, and text messages, the FBI had seized the laptop and thus had access to the video of Hunter relaying concerns about Russians pilfering his laptop.

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The 800lb gorilla in the Durham investigation background

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Former FBI Director and Special Council Robert Mueller • Special Council John Durham
The recent indictment of Clinton lawyer Michael Sussmann has triggered a significant amount of well intended articles, essentially reconstituting the hope that someone -or some group- might finally be held accountable for the multi-year, multi-issue, multi-institution fraud, better known as 'spygate'.

Factually, the Trump-Russia collusion narrative was always a complete ruse perpetrated upon the American people, with the intended objective to stop Trump, then hamstring Trump; then cover-up what they were doing to accomplish those goals; and then finally destroy the Trump presidency. Y'all know the story, I ain't repeating it.

As an outcome of the Sussmann indictment, many are wondering if this is the first domino in a series of explosive political dominoes that might fall and finally collapse the entire house of cards that surrounded the Clinton campaign and their conspiring with intelligence operatives, politicians, media, DOJ and FBI officials.

Yes, there are interesting dynamics within the Sussmann indictment story-lines; and yes, the authors digging through the indictment granules are all well versed in the details and very good at putting forth optimistic possibilities.

Paul Sperry Article Here - TechnoFog Article Here ...and there are likely dozens more, like THIS and THIS and THIS.

Comment: Sound and fury signifying nothing? Just about right:


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'You can't win that one': Trump suggests Fauci was UNFIREABLE, claims he did 'opposite' of what Covid adviser said

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Then US President Trump • Health advisor Anthony Fauci
Former US president Donald Trump has said that, with regard to firing health adviser Anthony Fauci, he couldn't "win," though he proudly stated he had done the "opposite" of what the infectious-diseases expert had recommended.

Appearing on The Water Cooler on Real America's Voice this week, Trump was asked if he had regretted not firing Fauci - something his supporters had called for numerous times.

"Well, you know, David, he was there for like 40 years or something, right?" the former president told host David Brody, referring to Fauci's long-standing position at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. "He was a part of the furniture. But if you think about it, I really did pretty much the opposite of whatever he said."

Comment: "Spin" is all that is left for explanations from either Fauci or Trump.


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NewsReal: Is The Government Hyping Shortages? And is 'Vaccination Shedding' Really a Thing?

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Since last week's NewsReal warning about the likelihood of economic 'collapse', government and media reports about such seem to have dramatically increased. Given low levels of trust in the media and government, this has in turn prompted a reaction of disbelief in the 'reality' of food and fuel shortages.

This week, Joe and Niall return to the topic, clarifying that while 'perception manipulation' around shortages is taking place for political reasons, real world indicators do point to the likelihood of imminent, profound, and global economic crisis.

Meanwhile, the other 'crisis' - the one we've been bombarded with over the last 18 months - continues spurring governments to recklessly endanger people's lives.

In the second half of this NewsReal, from 45 mins, Joe presents evidence from Pfizer's own study to show that 'vaccine shedding' is really a thing, suggesting that it's in fact the vaccinated who endanger the non-vaccinated, not the other way around!

** Podcast begins at 00:05:46 **


Running Time: 01:33:33

Download: MP3 — 64.2 MB


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Memos reveal efforts to spread discredited Russia collusion theory were welcomed by McCain Senate panel

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Donald Trump (L); John McCain (R)
Armed Services panel secretly fought court battle this summer to quash subpoena seeking records of contacts with ex-FBI official Daniel Jones and liberal-funded The Democracy Integrity Project nonprofit.

The efforts to disseminate a now-discredited theory that the Trump campaign had secret computer communications with the Kremlin extended beyond the FBI, CIA, and State Department to the U.S. Senate.

Under the late Sen. John McCain, the Armed Services Committee engaged a former FBI official and his progressive-funded nonprofit to produce a report on the matter, according to court records obtained by Just the News.

The Senate committee, now under Democrats' control, successfully waged a secret federal court battle this summer to quash a subpoena that would have forced one of its staffers, Thomas Kirk McConnell, to turn over documents and testify about his dealings with former FBI analyst Dan Jones and his nonprofit, The Democracy Integrity Project, the records show.

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The never-ending ridiculousness of Justin Trudeau

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Are there any photos of Canadian PM Justin Trudeau where he isn't in blackface? I'm struggling to remember the last time I saw one. There he was again yesterday, this wokest of world leaders, this darling of centrist Twitter, covered in black facepaint and sticking his tongue out. You know, like those dark-skinned foreigners do. The pic is from an Arabian Nights fancy-dress party - man, the bourgeoisie are weird - that Trudeau attended in 2001, when he was 29. Twenty-nine. If you're on the cusp of 30, at the dawn of this new millennium, and you still don't know it's wrong to don blackface, there's something wrong with you.

This is only the latest in a long line of Trudeau blackface scandals, of course. The man appears to have spent a significant chunk of his younger years blacked up. There are three blackface incidents that we know of. There could be more. As one headline put it: 'Trudeau says he can't recall how many times he wore blackface make-up.' Imagine blacking up so often you can't remember all the times you did it. Trudeau's defenders say it was youthful daftness. Really? I don't know a single person who has ever blacked up. I know people who have done daft things, of course. But not that.

Trudeau's penchant for blackface is very odd. He puts it down to the fact that he has always been 'more enthusiastic about costumes than is sometimes appropriate'. Riiight. It is mostly a matter for Mr Trudeau and his conscience, of course, as to why he was black-painting his face - and, in one incident, his tongue too - well into his twenties. But it's a matter for all of us who inhabit the online world as to why Trudeau has never been cancelled, or even seriously threatened with cancellation, for doing something that would be ferociously denounced as racist if anyone else on earth had done it.

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