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Russia’s opposition politicians react to Malorossiya declaration

The Communist Party of the Russian Federation and Liberal Democratic Party of Russia both view the Malorossiya declaration more optimistically than the governing party and the Presidential administration.

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While members of Russia’s Presidential administration and governing United Russia party have stated that Russia will remain committed to enforcing the MINSK II agreements and shall not make any moves to endorse the Malorossiya declaration, members of Russia’s leading opposition parties have taken decidedly different views.

Leonid Kalashnikov who is an increasingly prominent spokesman on foreign affairs for the Communist Party of the Russian Federation (CPRF) a successor to the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (CPSU), spoke optimistically about the Malorossiya declaration.

The Communist Deputy of the State Duma stated,

“The creation of such a state is possible, and perhaps even inevitable, judging by what is happening with the Ukrainian authorities. Instead of solving the question the government (Kiev regime) tightens the noose of hostilities. People cannot live at war for a long time. Something needs to be done. So, the creation of such a sovereign state could be the solution for the people”.

Kalashnikov continued saying that even before the present crisis, individuals in Kharkov, Donetsk and Lugansk already considered such a solution in order to enhance local self-determination.

He concluded saying,

“I think the people will be positive (about the Malorossiya declaration) . But the international community will be against it. Some countries will turn a blind eye to it. Russia will be positive towards this idea”.

Later, the founder and leader of the Soviet Union’s first official opposition party and the current Liberal Democratic Party of Russia (LDPR) Vladimir Zhirinovsky spoke of the broader problems associated with disunity among Russians outside of the Russian Federation in addition to fraternal peoples that had a common history with both Tsarist and Soviet Russia.

The LDPR issued the following statement on Facebook,

“Only with the restoration of the borders of the USSR…will the order come.

The Belarusian delegation at the 26th session of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly supported the resolution proposed by Ukraine, which referred to the ‘occupied Crimea’, and the Donbass was listed as a territory ‘under the control of Russian hybrid forces.’ The LDPR leader is convinced that this is another example of the fact that there is no ‘friendship of peoples’ (a Soviet construct that was reiterated in the 1997 Kharkov Agreement).

The LDPR leader commented on the situation: ‘In Minsk, the Belarusian delegation voted for an anti-Russian resolution. This once again shows that everyone is looking for a place under the sun, there is no Slavonic or Orthodox solidarity. They come to Moscow and sing with nightingales: ‘We are with the Russian people, we are with Russia, no one will turn us around anywhere.’ And in fact they act as if they are interested only in immediate enrichment.

At the same time, he (Zhirinovsky)  proposed the solution of all problems in the post-Soviet space – to hold an independent referendum in each former Soviet republic for the purpose of uniting into one country.

‘We suffer in the Donbass, Transnistria, Karabakh, South Ossetia, Abkhazia. Only the restoration of a single large country within the borders of the USSR will solve these problems. Naturally (it can be re-created), through a referendum. If it is properly held, then everyone will agree to return to the borders of the USSR, including the Baltic’,Vladimir Zhirinovsky is convinced.

It should be noted that the LDPR repeatedly called one of the main reasons for the collapse of the USSR – the erroneous nationalities policy. The unitary Russian Empire was artificially divided into national regions, which, having received borders, legislation, sovereignty, eventually fled in 1991, although the majority of the USSR citizens voted to preserve the Union. The unification of the lands will restore balance, but in a new large country all national borders must be erased, and instead of them the country is divided into provinces exclusively by geographic principle”.

These proposals are not radically different from those I have repeatedly proposed in The Duran and on televised interviews in respect of solving the current crisis. Indeed, such proposals were drafted prior to the Malorossiya declaration.

The primary way in which the LDPR proposals differ from the Malorossiya declaration is that referenda would be expanded throughout former Soviet countries and regions with an aim towards unitary re-unification with a Russian state that would differ in composition vis-a-vis the current Russian Federation.

As previously published in The Duran,

“If here was ever a case for 21st century regime change it is in Kiev. The Kiev regime has violated all the acceptable norms of the most rogue failed state and no amount of America or EU money can change this fact.

What’s more is that unlike in the countries where America militarily intervened, in Ukraine, millions of people would actually welcome Russia as a force of liberation. The people of the region were all living in one state until very recently and many still lament the creation of artificial borders between fraternal peoples.

If put to a referendum, the majority of Ukrainian regions would almost certainly prefer association with Russia than with neo-Nazi elements from the only non-Russian part of the region, Galacia in the west of the current Ukrainian borders.

Why is it that America can destroy nations at will, but Russia cannot help a fraternal Russian people on Russia’s current borders?

The only logical answer is timidity. It is a timidity that shames Russia and hurts millions of Russian people both inside and out of Russia’s current borders”.

READ MORE: 4 ways Russia could and should bring about regime change in Kiev

The statements from both Kalashnikov and Zhirinovsky indicate that prominent figures among Russia’s main opposition parties are far more optimistic about the potential for solving the current crisis through means other than the repeated violated Minsk agreements. These methods include respecting the results of existing national self-determination plebiscites in addition to opening the possibility of holding more as is mandated in the Malorossiya declaration itself, in respect of the appropriate territory.

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“Foreign entity, NOT RUSSIA” hacked Hillary Clinton’s emails (Video)

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Tx): Hillary Clinton’s cache of 30,000 emails was hacked by foreign actor, and it was not Russia.

Alex Christoforou

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A stunning revelation that hardly anyone in the mainstream media is covering.

Fox News gave Louie Gohmert (R-Tx) the opportunity to explain what was going on during his questioning of Peter Strzok, when the the Texas Congressman stated that a “foreign entity, NOT RUSSIA” hacked Hillary Clinton’s emails.

Aside from this segment on Fox News, this story is not getting any coverage, and we know why. It destroys the entire ‘Russia hacked Hillary’ narrative.

Gohmert states that this evidence is irrefutable and shows that a foreign actor, not connected to Russia in any way, intercepted and distributed Hillary Clinton’s cache of 30,000 emails.

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Via Zerohedge

As we sift through the ashes of Thursday’s dumpster-fire Congressional hearing with still employed FBI agent Peter Strzok, Luke Rosiak of the Daily Caller plucked out a key exchange between Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Tx) and Strzok which revealed a yet-unknown bombshell about the Clinton email case.

Nearly all of Hillary Clinton’s emails on her homebrew server went to a foreign entity that isn’t Russia. When this was discovered by the Intelligence Community Inspector General (ICIG), IG Chuck McCullough sent his investigator Frank Ruckner and an attorney to notify Strzok along with three other people about the “anomaly.”

Four separate attempts were also made to notify DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz to brief him on the massive security breach, however Horowitz “never returned the call.” Recall that Horowitz concluded last month that despite Strzok’s extreme bias towards Hillary Clinton and against Donald Trump – none of it translated to Strzok’s work at the FBI.

In other words; Strzok, while investigating Clinton’s email server, completely ignored the fact that most of Clinton’s emails were sent to a foreign entity – while IG Horowitz simply didn’t want to know about it.

Daily Caller reports…

The Intelligence Community Inspector General (ICIG) found an “anomaly on Hillary Clinton’s emails going through their private server, and when they had done the forensic analysis, they found that her emails, every single one except four, over 30,000, were going to an address that was not on the distribution list,” Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert of Texas said during a hearing with FBI official Peter Strzok.

Gohmert continued..

“It was going to an unauthorized source that was a foreign entity unrelated to Russia.”

Strzok admitted to meeting with Ruckner but said he couldn’t remember the “specific” content of their discussion.

“The forensic examination was done by the ICIG and they can document that,” Gohmert said, “but you were given that information and you did nothing with it.”

According to Zerohedge “Mr. Horowitz got a call four times from someone wanting to brief him about this, and he never returned the call,” Gohmert said – and Horowitz wouldn’t return the call.

And while Peter Strzok couldn’t remember the specifics of his meeting with the IG about the giant “foreign entity” bombshell, he texted this to his mistress Lisa Page when the IG discovered the “(C)” classification on several of Clinton’s emails – something the FBI overlooked:

“Holy cow … if the FBI missed this, what else was missed? … Remind me to tell you to flag for Andy [redacted] emails we (actually ICIG) found that have portion marks (C) on a couple of paras. DoJ was Very Concerned about this.”

Via Zerohedge

In November of 2017, IG McCullough – an Obama appointee – revealed to Fox News that he received pushback when he tried to tell former DNI James Clapper about the foreign entity which had Clinton’s emails and other anomalies.

Instead of being embraced for trying to expose an illegal act, seven senators including Dianne Feinstein (D-Ca) wrote a letter accusing him of politicizing the issue.

“It’s absolutely irrelevant whether something is marked classified, it is the character of the information,” he said. Fox News reports…

McCullough said that from that point forward, he received only criticism and an “adversarial posture” from Congress when he tried to rectify the situation.

“I expected to be embraced and protected,” he said, adding that a Hill staffer “chided” him for failing to consider the “political consequences” of the information he was blowing the whistle on.

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Donald Trump plays good cop and bad cop with a weak Theresa May (Video)

The Duran – News in Review – Episode 55.

Alex Christoforou

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US President Donald Trump’s state visit to the UK was momentous, not for its substance, but rather for its sheer entertainment value.

Trump started his trip to the United Kingdom blasting Theresa May for her inability to negotiate a proper Brexit deal with the EU.  Trump ended his visit holding hands with the UK Prime Minister during a press conference where the most ‘special relationship’ between the two allies was once again reaffirmed.

Protests saw giant Trump “baby balloons” fly over London’s city center, as Trump played was his own good cop and bad cop to the UK PM, outside London at the Chequers…often times leaving May’s head spinning.

Even as Trump has left London, he remains front and center in the mind of Theresa May, who has now stated that Trump advised her to “sue” the European Union to resolve the tense negotiations over Brexit.

Trump had mentioned to reporters on Friday at a joint press conference with Theresa May that he had given the British leader a suggestion that she found too “brutal.”

Asked Sunday on the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show what that suggestion was, May: “He told me I should sue the EU. Not go into negotiation, sue them.” May added…

“What the president also said at that press conference was `Don’t walk away. Don’t walk away from the negotiations. Then you’re stuck.”‘

The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris summarize what was a state visit like no other, as Trump trolled the UK PM from beginning to end, and left London knowing that he got the better of a weakened British Prime Minister, who may not survive in office past next week.

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Via CNBC

It wasn’t exactly clear what Trump meant. The revelation came after explosive and undiplomatic remarks Trump made this week about May’s leadership — especially her handling of the Brexit negotiations — as he made his first official visit to Britain.

In an interview with The Sun newspaper published Thursday — just as May was hosting Trump at a lavish black-tie dinner — Trump said the British leader’s approach likely “killed” chances of a free-trade deal with the United States. He said he had told May how to conduct Brexit negotiations, “but she didn’t listen to me.”

He also praised May’s rival, Boris Johnson, who quit last week as foreign secretary to protest May’s Brexit plans. Trump claimed Johnson would make a “great prime minister.”

The comments shocked many in Britain — even May’s opponents — and threatened to undermine May’s already fragile hold on power. Her Conservative government is deeply split between supporters of a clean break with the EU and those who want to keep close ties with the bloc, Britain’s biggest trading partner.

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Deep State poster boy Peter Strzok gives bizarre testimony that goes viral (Video)

The face of the Deep State.

Alex Christoforou

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If you were not convinced that the Deep State exists, then look no further than Peter Strzok’s bizarre, yet revealing, congressional testimony, showcasing the arrogance and smugness of a powerful FBI agent who worked diligently to push a fake Trump-Russia narrative onto the American public.

Via Zerohedge

While Peter Strzok’s marathon Congressional testimony was full of bickering, chaos and drama – mostly between members of the House Judiciary and Oversight committees – a clip of the disgraced FBI agent’s seemingly giddy reaction after answering a question is creeping people out.

Some have suggested that Strzok’s reaction was “Duper’s delight” – a hidden smirk that slips out at an inappropriate moment when a liar celebrates a successful manipulation.

Watching Peter Strzok, its hard, if not impossible to believe that this man is not a psychopath, who hated Trump so much that he was willing to forward a collusion story that has cost American taxpayers millions, and torn American society apart.

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The video clip even had Donald Trump Jr retweeting it, as he labeled Strzok “the creepiest person in America.”

Via RT

One particular moment from Peter Strzok’s raucous congressional hearing left Twitter users confounded and disturbed, even prompting Donald Trump Jr to label the FBI agent “the creepiest person in America.”

Strzok faced the House Judiciary and Oversight Committees on Thursday to answer questions about his conduct during the 2016 investigations into Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

The lengthy hearing quickly descended into a partisan shouting match, as Republicans and Democrats interrupted each other’s questions, heckling or applauding Strzok.

Strzok’s peculiar reaction to one question caught the eye of viewers and many took to Twitter to confirm that their eyes weren’t deceiving them.

Strzok’s facial expressions were also noticed by the congressmen in the room and prompted one of the most dramatic moments of the hearing when Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) accused Strzok of outright lying.

“I can’t help but wonder when I see you looking there with a little smirk; how many times did you look so innocent into your wife’s eyes and lie to her about Lisa Page,” Gohmert told Strzok, referring to the agent’s extramarital affair with his former colleague Lisa Page, with whom he exchanged anti-Trump text messages. Gohmert’s comment sparked vociferous objections from Democrats.

The hearing evoked a significant reaction, with many describing it as a farce. Former New York mayor and current attorney to US President Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, labelled it a “disgrace” and said it “taints the entire Mueller witch hunt.”

“President Trump is being investigated by people who possess pathological hatred for him. All the results of the investigation are ‘fruit of the poison tree’ and should be dismissed,” he added.

Democrats seemed to agree with that sentiment, as California Congressman Ted Lieu said it was “a stupid and ridiculous hearing.”

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