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Alex @ TheDuran: The biggest winners and losers of the 2016 Presidential election

The fallout from Trump’s big election day win is massive.

Alex Christoforou




Historic, amazing, epic. I am speechless.

Trump defied all the odds in what is America’s repudiation of the criminal establishment that has run the country into the ground…and no one candidate better represented that established than Hillary Clinton, the Queen of corruption.

Trump became the 45th President of the United States with help from none of the usual players. Hillary Clinton lost in a landslide with massive help from all the usual players, and then some.

Here is my list of the big winners and the big losers from The Don’s big win.

Big Losers:

  • Hillary Clinton…she should be in prison not on the presidential stage. Lock her up, she is corrupt and everyone knows it, even her supporters.
  • John Podesta…he lost his smartphone in a taxi and fell for a phishing email link, which resulted in his emails getting hacked. Then he blamed Russia for his stupidity.
  • CNN, MSNBC, NYT, WaPo…the big main stream media channels. They were all in the tank in a big way for Hillary. They were crying as the election results poured in.
  • Rachel Maddow, Megyn Kelly, George Stephanopoulos, Anderson Cooper, Chris Cuomo and all the other “journalists” who failed to do their job and went in big for Hillary. They got crushed!
  • Donna Brazile…she was exposed as a cheater, and a liar.
  • George Soros…he just lost his puppet and chief.
  • The DNC…they cheated Bernie Sanders of the win and now they lost big. They are the establishment that Trump needs to “drain.”
  • The RNC…they never supported Trump and now they will grovel at his feet. They too are part of the establishment that Trump needs to “drain.”
  • Robby Mook
  • Jennifer Palmieri
  • Everyone involved in the Clinton campaign, you supported a criminal warmonger for personal power and money.
  • The Young Turks…the new progressive media that tried to shame the world into not voting Trump. They too supported a warmonger criminal, and they got crushed.
  • Bill Maher…he hates Trump so much, he must be in tears by now. Trump’s victory shows how dumb the “smart” Bill Maher really is.
  • John Oliver, Trevor Noah, Samantha Bee, and all the liberal comedians who are simple sheep with no original thought whatsoever.
  • Beyonce, Bruce, Jay Z, U2 and all the musicians who used their talents to support the Clinton crime family.
  • LeBron James…you own an NBA title, but you went on stage with the wicked witch of the world.
  • 99% of Hollywood…you created a stupid video to show how cool you are, and how the US public should vote for Hillary because rich, spoiled, and bratty celebs are voting Hillary. F*** You Hollywood.
  • Robert DeNiro…that is the 45th President of the United States you want to punch.
  • James Comey…you’re fired!
  • Loretta Lynch…you’re fired!
  • Paul Ryan…you’re fired!
  • ISIS…you’re toast.
  • Saudi Arabia and Qatar…you’re toast.
  • European Union…you’re history.
  • NATO…you’ve outlived your usefulness and purpose.
  • Huma Abedin and her Weiner…perverts and incompetents. May we never see this sick couple ever again.
  • FBI, DOJ, NSA…clean up your act, you’ve been corrupted by the Clinton mafia.
  • Neo-Liberals…may this be the end of your ideology and your wicked ways.
  • Neocons…may this be the end of your ideology and your wicked ways.
  • American exceptionalism…it was a dumb Obama, neo-liberal, Clinton tagline that had no merit.
  • President Barack Obama…you came out hard for Hillary, out of fear that her corruption will expose your corruption. Your legacy is forever tarnished.

Big Winners:

  • Social Media…you gave Trump an outlet when mainstream media would not.
  • Twitter…you are infested with SJWs, but Trump found a way to get his message through.
  • InfoWars…alway had Trump’s back
  • The Drudge Report…reported the news when others refused.
  • Wikileaks…did the job of the journalists.
  • Zerohedge…writers and commenters on the popular news site warned the world of Hillary’s evil.
  • Fox News…the only big media channel not completely in the tank with Hillary.
  • Julian Assange…release him now.
  • The FBI and NSA that did not follow DOJ orders and refused to stand down, leaking what needed to be leaked about Hillary Clinton’s crimes.
  • Hannity…like him or not, he called the Trump win.
  • Scott Adams…the Dilbert creator has the election, and the American psyche pegged.
  • Bernie Sanders supporters…you got cheated by cheating Hillary, but karma is on your side.
  • BREXIT…you started it all.
  • The Trump family…you stood by your father’s side and worked hard for his victory.
  • Donald Trump…you did the impossible against the unbeatable Clinton machine, against the DNC, against the RNC, against CNN, NYT, all of the media, against Social Justice Warriors, against all odds and you became the 45th President.
  • America…you have a great opportunity to become great again. Stop the illegal wars, focus on your citizens, your values, your innovation and kindness and you will become the light on the shining hill once again.
  • The Duran team…VR, VZ, PL, AM, AC, AG, SG and all the writers and contributors who gave readers a realpolitik view of the US elections.

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Tape recorded evidence of Clinton-Ukraine meddling in US election surfaces (Video)

The Duran Quick Take: Episode 114.

Alex Christoforou



RT CrossTalk host Peter Lavelle and The Duran’s Alex Christoforou take a look at new evidence to surface from Ukraine that exposes a plot by the US Embassy in Kiev and the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) to leak Paul Manafort’s corrupt dealings in the country, all for the benefit of Hillary Clinton during the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

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Via Zerohedge

Ukraine’s Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko has launched an investigation into the head of the Ukrainian National Anti-Corruption Bureau for allegedly attempting to help Hillary Clinton defeat Donald Trump during the 2016 US election by releasing damaging information about a “black ledger” of illegal business dealings by former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort.

The Hill’s John Solomon, Ukrainian Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko

“Today we will launch a criminal investigation about this and we will give legal assessment of this information,” Lutsenko said last week, according to The Hill

Lutsenko is probing a claim from a member of the Ukrainian parliament that the director of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU), Artem Sytnyk, attempted to the benefit of the 2016 U.S. presidential election on behalf of Hillary Clinton.

A State Department spokesman told Hill.TV that officials aware of news reports regarding Sytnyk. –The Hill

“According to the member of parliament of Ukraine, he got the court decision that the NABU official conducted an illegal intrusion into the American election campaign,” said Lutsenko, speaking with The Hill’s John Solomon about the anti-corruption bureau chief, Artem Sytnyk.

“It means that we think Mr. Sytnyk, the NABU director, officially talked about criminal investigation with Mr. [Paul] Manafort, and at the same time, Mr. Sytnyk stressed that in such a way, he wanted to assist the campaign of Ms. Clinton,” Lutsenko continued.

Solomon asked Lutsenko about reports that a member of Ukraine’s parliament obtained a tape of the current head of the NABU saying that he was attempting to help Clinton win the 2016 presidential election, as well as connections that helped release the black-ledger files that exposed Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort‘s wrongdoing in Ukraine.

“This member of parliament even attached the audio tape where several men, one of which had a voice similar to the voice of Mr. Sytnyk, discussed the matter.” –The Hill

What The Hill doesn’t mention is that Sytnyk released Manafort’s Black Book with Ukrainian lawmaker Serhiy Leshchenko – discussed in great length by former Breitbart investigator Lee Stranahan, who has been closely monitoring this case.

Serhiy Leshchenko

T]he main spokesman for these accusations was Serhiy Leshchenko, a Ukrainian politician and journalist who works closely with both top Hillary Clinton donors George Soros and Victor Pinchuk, as well as to the US Embassy in Kyiv.

James Comey should be asked about this source that Leshchenko would not identify. Was the source someone connected to US government, either the State Department or the Department of Justice?

The New York Times should also explain why they didn’t mention that Leshchenko had direct connections to two of Hillary Clinton biggest financial backers. Victor Pinchuk, the largest donor to the Clinton Foundation at a staggering $8.6 million also happened to have paid for Leshchenko’s expenses to go to international conferences. George Soros, whose also founded the International Renaissance Foundationthat worked closely with Hillary Clinton’s State Department in Ukraine, also contributed at least $8 million to Hillary affiliated super PACs in the 2016 campaign cycle. –Lee Stranahan via Medium

Meanwhile, according to former Fusion GPS contractor Nellie Ohr, Leshchenko was a source for opposition research firm Fusion GPS, which commissioned the infamous Trump-Russia dossier.

Nellie Ohr, a former contractor for the Washington, D.C.-based Fusion GPS, testified on Oct. 19 that Serhiy Leshchenko, a former investigative journalist turned Ukrainian lawmaker, was a source for Fusion GPS during the 2016 campaign.

“I recall … they were mentioning someone named Serhiy Leshchenko, a Ukrainian,” Ohr said when asked who Fusion GPS’s sources were, according to portions of Ohr’s testimony confirmed by The Daily Caller News Foundation. –Daily Caller

Also absent from The Hill report is the fact that Leshchenko was convicted in December by a Kiev court of interfering in the 2016 US election.

A Kyiv court said that a Ukrainian lawmaker and a top anticorruption official’s decision in 2016 to publish documents linked to President Donald Trump’s then-campaign chairman amounted to interference in the U.S. presidential election.

The December 11 finding came in response to a complaint filed by another Ukrainian lawmaker, who alleged that Serhiy Leshchenko and Artem Sytnyk illegally released the documents in August 2016, showing payments by a Ukrainian political party to Trump’s then-campaign chairman, Paul Manafort.

The documents, excerpts from a secret ledger of payments by the Party of Regions, led to Manafort being fired by Trump’s election campaign.

The Kyiv court said that the documents published by Leshchenko and Sytnyk were part of an ongoing pretrial investigation in Ukraine into the operations of the pro-Russian Party of Regions. The party’s head had been President Viktor Yanukovych until he fled the country amid mass protests two years earlier.

-RadioFreeEurope/Radio Liberty (funded by the US govt.).

So while Lutsenko – Solomon’s guest and Ukrainian Prosecutor is currently going after Artem Sytnyk, it should be noted that Leshchenko was already found to have meddled in the 2016 US election.


Meanwhile, you can also check out Stranahan’s take on Leshchenko being left out of the loop.

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‘I will take over as Brexit Party leader’: Nigel Farage back on the frontline

Nigel Farage says that if the UK takes part in European elections, he will lead his new Brexit Party.





Via RT

Former UKIP leader Nigel Farage has announced that he will lead his new Brexit Party into the European elections if UK MPs decide to delay Brexit beyond May 22.

Farage, who has ostensibly appointed himself leader, told various media, including the BBC and Sky News on Friday morning: “I will take over as leader of the Brexit Party and lead it into the European Elections.”

It comes after the Brexit Party’s leader, Catherine Blaiklock, quit over a series of alleged Islamophobic statements and retweets of far-right figures on social media.

It is not yet thought that Farage has officially been elected as leader, as the party does not, as yet, have a formal infrastructure to conduct such a vote.

The right-wing MEP vowed to put out a whole host of Brexit Party candidates if the UK participates in the upcoming EU elections in May, adding: “If we fight those elections, we will fight them on trust.”

On Thursday night, the EU agreed to PM May’s request for a delaying to Brexit beyond the March 29 deadline. Brussels announced two new exit dates depending on what happens next week in the UK parliament.

The UK will have to leave the bloc on April 12 unless British MPs agree to May’s Brexit deal. If the withdrawal agreement is passed by next week, EU leaders have agreed to grant an extension until May 22.

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Baltics cannot rely on Germany any more

The matter is NATO today is not as strong as it is supposed to be. And it is not only because of leadership blunders.

The Duran



Submitted by Adomas Abromaitis…

On March 29 Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia will celebrate 15 years of becoming NATO member states. The way to the alliance membership was not simple for newly born independent countries. They have reached great success in fulfilling many of NATO demands: they have considerably increased their defence expenditures, renewed armaments and increased the number of military personnel.

In turn, they get used to rely on more powerful member states, their advice, help and even decision making. All these 15 years they felt more or less safe because of proclaimed European NATO allies’ capabilities.

Unfortunately, now it is high time to doubt. The matter is NATO today is not as strong as it supposed to be. And it is not only because of leadership’s blunders. Every member state does a bit. As for the Baltic states, they are particularly vulnerable, because they fully depend on other NATO member states in their defence. Thus, Germany, Canada and Britain are leading nations of the NATO battle group stationed in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia respectively.

But the state of national armed forces in Germany, for example, raises doubts and makes it impossible not only defend the Baltics against Russia, but Germany itself.

It turned out, that Germany itself remains dissatisfied with its combat readiness and minister of defence’s ability to perform her duties. Things are so bad, that the military’s annual readiness report would be kept classified for the first time for “security reasons.”

“Apparently the readiness of the Bundeswehr is so bad that the public should not be allowed to know about it,” said Tobias Lindner, a Greens member who serves on the budget and defense committees.

Inspector General Eberhard Zorn said ( the average readiness of the country’s nearly 10,000 weapons systems stood at about 70 percent in 2018, which meant Germany was able to fulfill its military obligations despite increasing responsibilities.

No overall comparison figure was available for 2017, but last year’s report revealed readiness rates of under 50 percent for specific weapons such as the aging CH-53 heavy-lift helicopters and the Tornado fighter jets.

Zorn said this year’s report was more comprehensive and included details on five main weapons systems used by the cyber command, and eight arms critical for NATO’s high readiness task force, which Germany heads this year.

“The overall view allows such concrete conclusions about the current readiness of the Bundeswehr that knowledge by unauthorized individuals would harm the security interests of the Federal Republic of Germany,” he wrote.

Critics are sure of incompetence of the Federal Minister of Defence, Ursula von der Leyen. Though she has occupied the upper echelons of German politics for 14 years now — and shows no sign of success. This mother of seven, gynecologist by profession, by some miracle for a long time has been remaining in power, though has no trust even among German military elites. Despite numerous scandals she tries to manage the Armed Forces as a housewife does and, of course, the results are devastating for German military capabilities. The same statement could be easily apply for the Baltic States, which highly dependent on Germany in military sphere.

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