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BREAKING: After Flynn’s resignation, White House says Crimea should be ‘returned’ to Ukraine

Under enormous pressure from the Deep State, on his third week in office, Trump is being forced to cave on Russia in order to avoid further setbacks on domestic policies.

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Two years ago if someone was asked ‘do you want to be Donald Trump’, an overwhelming majority would have said ‘yes’. He had money, fame, admirers from all corners of life and according to him, a great reputation on the golf course.

Today if someone were to ask the same question, many would say ‘no chance in hell’. As President of the US, Donald Trump is under attack from all sides. Life isn’t so easy for The Donald.

Many might think that this is an overly sympathetic characterisation of what is happening in Washington, given what White House Press Spokesman Sean Spicer recently said.

He told the baying mob of mainstream media ‘journalists’ that the US President expects Russia to ‘return’ Crimea to Ukraine. This comes after Trump’s Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley said the same.

First of all, the only return involving Crimea happened in 2014 when the ultra-majority of the population (over 90%) voted in favour of returning to Russia. Throughout modern history, Crimea has been a part of Russia and prior to that was part of the Ottoman Crimean Khanate. The state of Ukraine didn’t exist at the time.

From 1991 to 2014 the Crimean people made many attempts to gain autonomy and the desire of the Crimean people to return to Russia was very widely known.

The events of early 2014 were not an overnight occurrence, they were decades in the making. But when successive corrupt, nationalistic, disorganised, anti-Russian, anti-Crimean and incompetent governments were replaced by a fascist regime (which still incorporates all of the aforementioned elements), things went too far and the people of Crimea took to the streets and voted to return to their historical home.

What’s more, soon there may not be a Ukraine for Crimea to go to, in any case.

Throughout his campaign, Trump maintained a stance of wanting good relations with Russia and expressed some sympathies with the people of Crimea.

Based on his tweets about Russia, almost all of which are positive, one cannot say that Trump has changed his opinion. Instead, the Deep State, members of his own Republican party, the Democrats (even those who think Russia has invaded Korea and intervened in a fictitious country of Limpopo), the intelligence agencies and the mainstream media have been salivating at an opportunity to lacerate Trump for being ‘pro-Russian’.

When Michael Flynn resigned (though he had no need to) for having a conversation with Russian Ambassador to Washington, Sergey Kislyak, in which the issue of anti-Russian sanctions was mentioned, the opponents of Trump got the bait they needed for their fake news feeding frenzy.

As Alexander Mercouris breaks down, Flynn did nothing untoward, nothing illegal, nothing unethical and nothing without precedent. He likely resigned in order to save Trump yet another useless distraction, but sadly the side-show has commenced anyway.

Spicer’s statement may or may not reflect Donald Trump’s actual thoughts, I suspect it does not. But the White House is doing damage control against a hawkish neo-liberal establishment that sees Russia as global enemy number one, albeit without any real explanation as to why.

If Trump is going to survive the onslaught without compromising his principles he must unleash his secret weapon, alternative media, and Christian conservatives.

Increasingly, such people see Russia not as America’s enemy but as a natural ally. They see Russia as a Christian nation that stands apart from the liberal establishment of the west which seeks to destroy the family, human dignity, the ability to speak one’s mind and replace it with an Orwellian post-modern parallel universe, where peace is war, night is day, woman is man and man is obsolete.

Russia is a moderately conservative country that many American conservatives can relate to, even those who have never thought a great deal about Russian history or culture in the past.

Moreover, because Iran is an Islamic Republic and China is a Communist/atheist state, Russia’s Christian Orthodox Church which stands as a symbol of revived faith in Russia, is inspiration to a religious conservative base in the United States who fear that God is being replaced by obscenity and that the Bible is being replaced by post-human pornography. Thus whilst anti-Iranian and anti-Chinese rhetoric sells to a certain segment of America for obvious reasons, with Russia this is no longer the case.

Trump’s opponents are stopping at nothing to discredit him with old McCarthyist rhetoric that was obsolete by the late 1950s, as McCarthy died a disgraced alcoholic whom no one took seriously.

But the problem with the anti-Russian Trump smears is that Trump and his advisers have not been astute enough to know how to fight it.

Donald Trump must allow his advisers and his supporters in new media to show that Russia is a Christian country and a conservative country. Russia’s ideological enemies are the same enemies of American Christians and American conservatives.

If Trump can communicate this message clearly, he will be able to see off the threat and win new supporters in the process.

Crimea will always be Russia, so the problem is not Russia’s. The problem is that Trump is having a difficult time controlling events and people surrounding him. Trump, as a man, cannot be bought, but he can be sold…in this case, sold down the river.

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NXIVM Sex-Cult Prosecutors Have Evidence Of Illegal Clinton Campaign Contributions For “Political Influence”

NXIVM’s Clinton connections have been known for some time.

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US Attorney Richard Donoghue asked a federal judge last month for permission to present a mountain of new evidence in the NXIVM sex-cult trial – including evidence of an “illegal scheme to exceed contribution limits to a presidential primary campaign,” in the “hopes of obtaining political influence to advance their own agenda,” according to a March court filing.

“At the suggestion of a political operative, who has since pleaded guilty to an unrelated New York state bribery charge also involving campaign contributions, the contributions were “bundled” and presented to the candidate at a fundraising event attended by conspirators,” the filing continues.

And whose “presidential primary campaign” did the group allegedly attempt to buy influence with?

None other than Hillary Rodham Clinton, according to former NXIVM publicist-turned-whistleblower Frank Parlato, who told Big League Politics “I was there, and I knew that the contributions were made by more than a dozen NXIVM members to Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.

At present, the judge overseeing the case has not responded on the case docket.

Founded by accused pedophile Keith Raniere, NXIVM started out as a multi-level-marketing self-help business for people who wanted to “reach their potential” through various courses.

NXIVM’s Clinton connections have been known for some time 

After being run out of Arkansas in the early ’90s by then-Governor Bill Clinton’s attorney general on charges of fraud and business deception, Raniere and NXIVM executives emerged a decade later only to donate $29,900 to Hillary Clinton’s 2006 presidential campaign a decade later. At least three NXIVM officials are (or were) “invitation-only” members of the Clinton Global Initiative, according to the New York Post.

Meanwhile, NXIVM’s ‘inner sanctum’ turns out to have been sex-cult known as ‘DOS’ – which Parletto says stands for “dominus obsequious sororium,” or “master over the slave women.”

A 2009 photo of Raniere in Albany, New York, where Mack bought a house to be closer to the Nxivm founder.

Raniere’s inner cadre included Seagrams heiresses Clare and Sara bronfman, who joined NXIVM in 2002 and subsequently contributed $150 million of their inheritance to the organization, while Claire bought 80% of Wakaya island off the coast of Fiji for $47 million in 2016, according to Vanity Fair.

Female members of DOS – such as former Smallville actress Allison Mack, would procure women for Raniere – who required that prospective “slaves” upload compromising collateral into a Dropbox account. One such recruit-turned-coach was India Oxenberg – daughter of Dynasty actress Catherine Oxenbergwho met with prosecutors in New York in late 2017 to present evidence against Raniere.

Allison Mack

Raniere and Mack were arrested on federal charges which include sex trafficking, forced labor, wire fraud conspiracy, human trafficking and other counts. Most recently, Raniere was accused of having sex with children and producing kiddie porn, to which he has pleaded not guilty.

Mack – who allegedly held the second-most-senior position in NXIVM, pleaded guilty earlier this month to racketeering charges and manipulating women into becoming sex slaves.”I believed Keith Raniere’s intentions were to help people, and I was wrong,” a tearful Mack told a Brooklyn judge. “I know I can and will be a better person,” she added.

Prior to his death, Clare and Sara’s father, Seagrams founder and former president of the World Jewish Congress Edgar Bronfman (whose funeral Hillary Clinton spoke at), told Vanity Fair of NXIVM “I think it’s a cult.”

Edgar Bronfman Sr. receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Bill Clinton in 1999

A cult which tried to buy favor with Hillary Clinton, allegedly.

(March filing below, P. 24)

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Tulsi Gabbard: Trump is ‘Saudi Arabia’s servant’ as he refused to end US support of Yemen war

Tulsi tweets: “By vetoing War Powers Act, Trump again proves he’s the servant of Saudi Arabia.”

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Tulsi Gabbard, a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination, has called President Donald Trump’s decision to veto a bill seeking to end US support for the Yemen war nothing less than proof he serves Saudi Arabia.

By vetoing the bill dubbed the War Powers Act, Trump again “proves he’s the servant of Saudi Arabia – the theocratic dictatorship spending billions spreading the most extreme and intolerant form of Islam around the world, supporting al-Qaeda & other jihadists, and waging genocidal war in Yemen with US help,” Gabbard said in an emotional tweet.

The War Powers resolution, approved in the House of Representatives in April and the Senate in March, was vetoed by President Donald Trump, who said it was an “unnecessary, dangerous attempt to weaken my constitutional authorities, endangering the lives of American citizens and brave service members.”

In the video that accompanies the tweet, Gabbard is heard saying that the US is complicit “in this genocide that’s causing millions of people to starve and suffer.” She accused Trump of being “more interested in pleasing the Saudis that doing what is right.”

This is by no means the first time Gabbard has attacked Trump over Saudi Arabia. Last year, she tweeted: “Hey @realdonaldtrump: being Saudi Arabia’s b*tch is not ‘America First.’”

Since a Saudi-led coalition started the military offensive against Yemen in 2015, an estimated 60,000 Yemenis have died due to the conflict, and another 85,000 have succumbed to famine and malnutrition. Airstrikes conducted often with munitions supplied by the US and its allies frequently target areas with civilians. The Saudis say they are acting in support of the exiled president, Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi, against the Yemeni Houthis who control most of the country. Riyadh and its Western allies accuse the opposition group of being proxies of Iran.

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Is Lori Loughlin’s Daughter Olivia Jade Now Under Investigation?

Both Olivia Jade and Bella are technically still University of Southern California students whose accounts are on hold while the university reviews their cases.

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Another day, another “ruh-ro” in the ongoing Operation Varsity Blues saga. After Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli pleaded not guilty to conspiracy charges in the college admissions scam on Monday, the Daily Mail now reports one of their two daughters—either influencer/vlogger Olivia Jade, 19, or Bella Giannulli, 20—has received a “target letter” declaring her the subject of an investigation by the Department of Justice.

As The New York Times reported earlier this week, “at least some children of the parents who were charged in the scandal have received so-called target letters, which notify people that they could be targets of a criminal probe.” So far, no students (read: kids of the dozens of parents) allegedly involved in the scandal have been charged.

Internet sleuths are now, inevitably, speculating that the daughter in question could be Bella, who deleted her Instagram account this week. (Her sister’s remains active.) Both Olivia Jade and Bella are technically still University of Southern California students whose accounts are on hold while the university reviews their cases; their parents, Loughlin and Giannulli, stand accused of paying $500,000 to Operation Varsity Blues ringleader William “Rick” Singer to pass their daughters off as crew recruits. Some of the high-profile parents charged, including Felicity Huffman, have pleaded guilty in hopes of reduced sentences, though prosecutors are still seeking a four- to 10-month jail sentencefor the actress. But on Monday, Loughlin and Giannulli entered not guilty pleas to conspiracy to commit mail fraud and conspiracy to commit money laundering, and are vowing to fight the charges.

One potential line of defense? Loughlin and Giannulli—because, reminder, it wasn’t only the moms who were allegedly involved in the scam—were just trying really, really hard to help their kids, according to the L.A. Times, in this cultural moment of “parenting on steroids.” For future reference, though, steroid possession is also illegal.

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