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  • Mueller’s Star Witness Against Trump Caught Partying at Exclusive Island Resort with Bill Clinton

    03/13/2018 2:16:34 PM PDT · by Revel · 134 replies
    True Pundit ^ | 3/13/18
    The Clinton’s get busted again. It’s a never-ending saga that somehow always seems to out do itself. Special counsel Robert Mueller is getting the cooperation of a Lebanese-American businessman with ties to Arab royalty in his probe of foreign influence on the Trump presidential campaign, including the possibility of a back channel between the Kremlin and the Trump transition team. George Nader testified last week to the Mueller grand jury. Mr. Nader is an adviser to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan of Abu Dhabi, the de facto ruler of the United Arab Emirates. According to The Times, Mr. Mueller...
  • Rosie Unmasked Tweets Exposes Fusion GPS - Links HRC directly to Glenn Simpson

    03/11/2018 5:57:19 PM PDT · by saywhatagain · 51 replies
    Rosie Unmasked ^ | March 11, 2018 | Rosie Unmasked
    #GlennSimpson worked with California Strategies and registered as a foreign lobbyist for Sheikh Khalid bin Saqr al-Qasimi of the UAE. While this isn’t new info to all they’re very curious details, this report claims $40,000 with his then company SNS Global #FusionGPS.
  • Mueller team looking into possible United Arab Emirates money into Trump campaign: report

    03/04/2018 2:04:28 PM PST · by Libloather · 109 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/04/18 | Joseph Weber
    Special counsel Robert Mueller’s team is now purportedly looking into whether the United Arab Emirates, with perhaps help from a top adviser, tried to gain political influence by putting money into Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign -- a tack that would indicate Mueller’s investigation continues to expand beyond whether campaign officials colluded with Russia. Mueller’s investigators in recent weeks have questioned the adviser, Lebanese-American businessman George Nader, and asked witnesses for information about whether the UAE tried to buy political influence by giving money to the Trump campaign, according to The New York Times. Nader has been a frequent visitor...
  • Mueller’s Focus on Adviser to Emirates Suggests Broader Investigation

    03/05/2018 12:45:37 PM PST · by detective · 36 replies
    George Nader, a Lebanese-American businessman, has hovered on the fringes of international diplomacy for three decades. He was a back-channel negotiator with Syria during the Clinton administration, reinvented himself as an adviser to the de facto ruler of the United Arab Emirates, and last year was a frequent visitor to President Trump’s White House. Mr. Nader is now a focus of the investigation by Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel. In recent weeks, Mr. Mueller’s investigators have questioned Mr. Nader and have pressed witnesses for information about any possible attempts by the Emiratis to buy political influence by directing...
  • Adviser to Emirates With Ties to Trump Aides Is Cooperating With Special Counsel

    03/06/2018 6:12:33 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 21 replies
    The New York Slimes ^ | March 6, 2018 | Mark Mazzetti, David D. Kirkpatrick and Adam Goldman
    WASHINGTON — An adviser to the United Arab Emirates with ties to current and former aides to President Trump is cooperating with the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, and gave testimony last week to a grand jury, according to two people familiar with the matter.Mr. Mueller appears to be examining the influence of foreign money on Mr. Trump’s political activities and has asked witnesses about the possibility that the adviser, George Nader, funneled money from the Emirates to the president’s political efforts. It is illegal for foreign entities to contribute to campaigns or for Americans to knowingly accept foreign...
  • Mueller Goes Fishing in UAE, Pins Hopes to Belarusian Hooker

    03/05/2018 5:18:29 PM PST · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Rush ^ | March 5, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Under the category of Mueller has nothing… (interruption) What? The tar…? (interruption) Yeah, we’re gonna get to the tariffs. Be patient. I’m gonna use phone calls to get to the tariffs. Are you burning with passion and obsessed about the…? (interruption) All right. All right. Well, Mueller has nothing, but that doesn’t mean anything, because Mueller can keep looking ’til he finds anything. There are no limits on Mueller’s investigation. He was not given a crime. What Mueller is doing, in the strict sense of things, is not even legal. Justice Department regulations require that for a special counsel...
  • Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrives in Egypt

    03/04/2018 9:58:06 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 10 replies
    al-Jazeera ^ | Sunday, March 4, 2018 | news agencies
    Saudi Arabia's crown prince arrived in Egypt as he begins his first official trip overseas since assuming the powerful role last June. Mohammed bin Salman, 33, was greeted by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi as he disembarked from the plane on Sunday. After meeting with Egyptian officials during his three-day visit, Prince Mohammed - known as MBS - will head to the United Kingdom before making a final stop in Washington DC. His visit comes a day after Egypt's top court upheld a deal to transfer two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia. The agreement was first announced during a...
  • For the Gulf states, diplomacy involves buying weapons they don’t need

    03/04/2018 5:55:51 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 1 replies
    The Economist ^ | Mar 1st 2018
    WHEN Qatar celebrated its national day in December, warplanes whizzed over the seaside corniche in quick succession: six French-made Mirage fighters, six cargo planes and a squadron of propeller-powered trainers. That was half of the air force. The world’s wealthiest state, with a native population of only 300,000, has never been known for its martial prowess. The first three aircraft deployed to enforce a no-fly zone over Libya in 2011 had to make emergency landings in Cyprus. Yet Qatar plans to increase the size of its air force. Since June it has signed $20bn in contracts to buy 96 new...
  • PICTURE: Saab unveils first GlobalEye for UAE

    02/25/2018 7:25:48 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 6 replies
    Saab has unveiled its first GlobalEye surveillance aircraft, revealing the extensively modified Bombardier Global 6000 business jet in the livery of launch customer the United Arab Emirates air force. Conducted at the Swedish company's Linköping site on 23 February, the event came a little over two years after the GlobalEye deal was announced at the Dubai air show in November 2015. The UAE initially signed a two-aircraft order, before also taking an option on a third example last year. Saab Adaptations include adding a Saab Erieye ER airborne early warning and control radar in a "skibox" fairing above the fuselage,...
  • Saudi, UAE, Qatari leaders to visit Trump in March, April

    02/24/2018 7:04:51 AM PST · by Eddie01 · 1 replies
    Middle East Monitor ^ | Feb 24, 2018 | staff
    Senior Saudi, Emirati and Qatari leaders will meet with US President Donald Trump in the next couple of months, Reuters reports US officials as saying, amid efforts by Washington to try to resolve a dispute between the Gulf neighbors. Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan of the United Arab Emirates and Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani are all planning to have bilateral visits with Trump in March and April, a senior US official said. The agenda will include setting up a Gulf Cooperation Council summit, the official said, which...
  • America No. 1 enemy at World Government Summit(Hurl alert!)

    02/19/2018 7:52:28 AM PST · by rktman · 26 replies ^ | 2/18/2018 | Unknown
    WASHINGTON – Yes, globalism is not a conspiracy theory, except for those who practice it. And that fact was on public display in Dubai this weekend featuring experts like Robert DeNiro on climate change, Goldie Hawn on making kids happy, actor Forest Whitaker on how women and youth are keys to solving global challenges, Grammy winner of the Black Eyed Peas on technology and development, Malcolm Gladwell on government’s role in shaping prosperous societies and Ariana Huffington on the Third Women’s Revolution. You may note the predominance of American presenters, but don’t be misled. This is a very anti-American...
  • Ras Al Khaimah's New Zipline declared World Record Breaker

    02/02/2018 10:48:29 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Emir ^ | Friday, 2 February 201
    Ras Al Khaimah has achieved a Guinness World Records title with its latest adventure tourism product – ‘Jebel Jais Flight: The World’s Longest Zipline’. The official certification was handed over today to H.H. Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, by Hoda Khachab, the official adjudicator from Guinness World Records. H.H. Sheikh Ahmad bin Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi was the first to trial the new zipline this morning, following the official certification by Guinness World Records. "This is a great achievement for Ras al-Khaimah's international tourism ambitions," said Haitham Mattar, CEO...
  • Yemen separatists capture Aden, government confined to palace: residents

    01/30/2018 10:27:42 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    Fighting between southern separatists, backed by the United Arab Emirates (UAE), against forces loyal to Saudi-based president Hadi, risk crippling their once united campaign against the Iran-aligned Houthi movement in Yemen’s north. The UAE is a major component of a Saudi-led military coalition of Arab states that has supported Hadi’s government since the Houthis seized much of the country, including the capital Sanaa, three years ago. Hadi’s government operates out of Aden, while he lives in Saudi Arabia. Residents said forces loyal to the Southern Transitional Council (STC), formed last year to push for the revival of the former independent...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Radical Dem Worked For Russian Lawyer Who Met With Trump, Jr.

    07/13/2017 6:48:49 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 23 replies
    Radical left-wing icon former California Democratic Rep. Ron Dellums was a hired lobbyist for Natalia Veselnitskaya, the Russian lawyer who met with Donald Trump Jr. June 9, 2016, the Daily Caller News Foundation Investigative Group has learned. Dellums, who represented liberal San Francisco and Oakland, Calif., is a long-time darling of left-wing political activists. He served 13 terms in Congress as an African-American firebrand and proudly called himself a socialist. He retired in 1996. The former congressman is one of several high-profile Democratic partisans who was on Veselnitskaya’s payroll, working to defeat a law that is the hated object of...
  • Sokhna World Zone Project presented to investors in Dubai

    11/19/2017 10:11:24 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    CPI Financial ^ | November 20, 2017 | Jessica Combes
    Details of the recent agreement to develop an integrated industrial and residential zone at Sokhna in Egypt were presented to investors and businesses in Dubai. Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Group Chairman and CEO, DP World and Admiral Mohab Mamish, Chairman of the Suez Canal Authority and Chairman of the Suez Canal Economic Zone (SCZone), today presented The opportunities to invest and launch operations in the project were outlined to company representatives, many of whom already have existing outlets in Dubai’s Jebel Ali Freezone (Jafza). Sokhna World Zone will create a sustainable industrial area to attract foreign investment and will feature...
  • A Game-Changer in the House of Saud?

    11/17/2017 9:03:24 AM PST · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    American ^ | November 17, 2017 | Alex Alexiev
    The dramatic events in Saudi Arabia of the past few days portend a game change in the Middle East not seen in decades. Predictably, the mainstream media, desperate as they are to find something, anything to blame on President Trump, have completely missed it. Instead, they have babbled about the market implications of the arrests of Prince Alwaleed bin Talal and Co., Saudi Arabia ‘emerging’ as an arms manufacturer, conflict with Hezbollah, palace intrigue, etc. etc. Few have put their finger on the actual events – a palace revolution in Riyadh that could change the Middle East in profound and...
  • Gulf minister warns Germany to keep better control over its mosques

    11/14/2017 6:43:29 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies ^ | 14 November 2017 10:45 CET+01:00 | DPA/The Local
    Sheikh Nahjan Mubarak al Nahjan, the minister for tolerance in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has said that inadequate surveillance of mosques has led to Islamist terrorism in Germany. “You can’t just leave a mosque open and allow anyone to go there and to preach. You need to have licenses,” said al Nahjan in an interview with DPA. He added that the problem existed in Germany, France and the United Kingdom, arguing that Muslims were becoming radicalized in mosques where the authorities were not exerting strong enough control. […] In the authoritarian UAE, mosques are comprehensively controlled by the authorities....
  • Dubai Air Show opens with Emirates' $15.1B Boeing buy

    11/12/2017 8:22:23 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The San Francisco Chronicle ^ | November 11, 2017 | Jon Gambrell and Aya Batrawy, The Associated Press |
    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Long-haul carrier Emirates purchased 40 American-made Boeing 787-10 Dreamliners on Sunday at the start of the biennial Dubai Air Show, a $15.1 billion deal certain to please U.S. President Donald Trump who has touted the plane's sales as a job creator in America. The deal appeared to surprise Boeing's archrival Airbus, whose staff had attended a long-delayed news conference and left the room just moments before the announcement. Airbus has pinned hopes of continuing production of its double-decker jumbo jet on Emirates, the world's largest operator of the aircraft which took delivery of its...
  • UAE Navy Orders Two Gowind Corvettes from France

    11/09/2017 7:30:22 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 9 replies
    Navy Recognition ^ | 09 November 2017
    French President Emmanuel Macron announced today that the United Arab Emirates (UAE) ordered two Gowind corvettes from French shipbuilder Naval Group (formerly DCNS). President Macron made the announcement during a press conference in Dubai. The deal includes an option for two more vessels (for a possible total of four corvettes). The corvettes will be built by Naval Group in cooperation with local shipbuilder Abu Dhabi Shipbuilding (ADSB). Contacted by Navy Recognition, an industry source explained that the corvettes would have quite a unique configuration: They are set to be fitted with the Tacticos combat management system (instead of Naval Group's...
  • There is nothing normal about the Fusion GPS dossier

    11/05/2017 9:42:35 AM PST · by markomalley · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/5/17 | Ned Ryun
    As if on cue, the work has begun to rehabilitate Fusion GPS’s image and normalize its dossier and its behavior. Axios wrote that this is all really normal, and that Glenn Simpson and others at Fusion GPS, many of whom are former senior Wall Street Journal reporters and editors, are just good old regular gumshoe ink-stained, unhappy people trying to make a living. Last week, Hillary Clinton went on the Daily Show to “explain” that it really was just opposition research. To be clear, there is neither anything normal about Fusion GPS dossier nor the way the firm goes about...