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Reporter Investigating Hillary Clinton Links To Russia Found Dead
Common Sense Evaluation ^

Posted on 09/10/2017 5:45:20 AM PDT by gaggs

A Pulitzer Prize Winning Wall Street Journal Reporter who asked Russia for Information on Hillary Clinton was found dead 2 days later.

Wall Street Journal writer/reporter Joseph Rago was found dead in his apartment on July 20th 2017.

He was reportedly investigating Hillary’s involvement in the purchase of Russian drug company Veropharm by Abbot Labs at a time in 2014 when sanctions against Russia would have prevented the sale.

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TOPICS: Conspiracy; Politics
KEYWORDS: 2011; 2014; 20170720; abbotlabs; aca; barackobama; clinton; healthcare; hillaryclinton; josephrago; obamacare; pharma; pulitzerprize; rago; russia; veropharm
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1 posted on 09/10/2017 5:45:20 AM PDT by gaggs
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Is anyone surprised?

2 posted on 09/10/2017 5:48:29 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: gaggs

What is the body count now?

3 posted on 09/10/2017 5:49:45 AM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: gaggs

That’l show’em.

4 posted on 09/10/2017 5:55:56 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: gaggs
Run along folks. Nothing to see here.

except death, scandal and corruption

5 posted on 09/10/2017 6:00:27 AM PDT by BipolarBob (I bought a house on a one-way street that's also a dead end and now I can't leave.)
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To: gaggs

Just happens that he was a conservative and a well thought of writer. I bet this guy had some answers.

6 posted on 09/10/2017 6:00:28 AM PDT by WeWaWes (When I look in the mirror I see an elephant--a bad ass elephant)
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To: gaggs
Wall Street Journal writer/reporter Joseph Rago was found dead in his apartment on July 20th 2017.

July 20th...over 2 months ago...any autopsy report....anything....crickets....

Joseph Rago made his biggest mark writing about health care, winning the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for editorial writing for his editorials challenging reforms pushed by President Barack Obama.

7 posted on 09/10/2017 6:00:29 AM PDT by spokeshave (The Fake Media tried to stop us from going to the White House, I am President and they are not. DJT)
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To: gaggs

This happened when she is not President, nor even running for office.

Now imagine Hillary Clinton with the levers of power.

I’d venture that fully 20% of Free Republic would be killed.

8 posted on 09/10/2017 6:03:40 AM PDT by Lazamataz (The "news" networks and papers are bitter, dangerous enemies of the American people.)
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The number of “Deaths!” associated with the Clinton Crime Family amazes even me, ‘The Godfather’.

9 posted on 09/10/2017 6:05:47 AM PDT by Don Corleone (.leave the gun, take the canolis, take it to the mattress.)
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I’d venture that fully 20% of Free Republic white males, Republicans, and conservatives would be killed. For starters ...
10 posted on 09/10/2017 6:07:07 AM PDT by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now it is your turn ...)
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To: spokeshave

The police dept spokesperson said “Foul play is not suspected.”

IOW, they’re not even going to investigate. Like with Loretta Fuddy.

If it had been a gunshot wound, hanging, or something like that, there would be a report already. The so-called coroner will conclude it was cardiac arrhythmia or some such unprovable thing.

Par for the course.

11 posted on 09/10/2017 6:10:00 AM PDT by butterdezillion
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To: gaggs
If he was in fact murdered there would be two obvious main suspects: the Clinton Crime Family AND the Putin Crime Family/Russian government. KGB/FSB Putin is linked to a long list of dead journalists.

July 22, 2017

Pulitzer Prize Winning Reporter Asks Russia For “Clinton Information”, 2 Days Later He’s Dead

Sorcha Faal, and as reported to her Western Subscribers

A shocking new Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) report circulating in the Kremlin today states that this past Tuesday (18 July), the Consulate General’s office in New York City was contacted by Wall Street Journal reporter/editor Joseph Rago who requested a Thursday (20 July) in person interview with Federation consular officials regarding an upcoming article he was preparing on Hillary Clinton and her links to Russia—but who failed to attend the meeting he requested due to his being discovered dead in his apartment of as yet “unknown causes” just hours prior to this meeting occurring. [Note: Some words and/or phrases appearing in quotes in this report are English language approximations of Russian words/phrases having no exact counterpart.]

According to this report, Joseph Rago was a Pulitzer Prize winning reporter whose expertise was in the health care field—and whose stated purpose for this meeting was his investigating Hillary Clinton’s links to the 2014 sale of Veropharm (one of Russia’s largest medical companies) to the American medical giant Abbott Laboratories.

Critical to note about Abbott Laboratories acquiring Veropharm, this report explains, is that it was accomplished on 12 December 2014—which was 9 months from the March 2014 Obama regimes sanctions against Russia prohibiting such company takeovers—and that only someone with Hillary Clinton’s power and lust for money could make happen.

12 posted on 09/10/2017 6:10:39 AM PDT by ETL (See my FR Home page for a closer look at today's Communist/Anarchist protest groups)
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Did he die by radioactivity or by “suicide”?

13 posted on 09/10/2017 6:13:26 AM PDT by Brooklyn Attitude (The first step in ending the War on White People, is to recognize it exists.)
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To: gaggs
Apparently the" right message was sent to the right people," because a quarter century of statistically improbable bad s**t happening to people with information about the Clintons has resulted in impressive omertà and the grand total of one negative consequence (BJ's impeachment), which resulted in zero punishment.

"Violence is never the answer?" It sure as hell is if you are near the post-1968 Democrat Party's levers of power.

Hey! Maybe Jeff Sessions will do something about it...

Mr. n77

14 posted on 09/10/2017 6:14:10 AM PDT by niteowl77
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Sucicide, no doubt, with 3 bullets to the back of the head.

15 posted on 09/10/2017 6:18:05 AM PDT by tennmountainman ("Prophet Mountainman" Predicter Of All Things RINO...for a small fee.)
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Pile another one on the xlintonista body count

16 posted on 09/10/2017 6:18:54 AM PDT by thinden
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To: gaggs
Dec 19, 2014

Abbott's Generic Drug Business Gets A Boost With Veropharm Acquisition

Global healthcare major Abbott Laboratories has completed its acquisition of Russian pharmaceutical company Veropharm for 16.7 billion rubles ($305 million) in an all-cash deal. Veropharm is one of the leading generic drug manufacturers in Russia, and the deal will give Abbott a manufacturing presence in the country. The deal makes sense in light of Abbott’s recent efforts to expand its generic drug business in high-growth emerging markets such as China, India, Latin America and Russia because of sustained sluggishness in developed markets.

Per the terms of the deal, Abbott acquired limited liability company Garden Hills, which currently owns 98% of Veropharm. Abbott also assumed Veropharm’s net debt of 4.7 billion rubles ($136 million) as part of the deal. Veropharm is expected to contribute about $150 million to company sales in 2015.

This acquisition follows Abbott’s agreement with specialty pharmaceutical company Mylan to divest its developed market generic drug business and its $2.9 billion acquisition of Chile-based CFR Pharmaceuticals to expand its presence in Latin America. Abbott reshaped its branded generic business this year to focus solely on emerging markets, where it already generates 50% of company wide sales.

We have a price estimate of $42 for Abbott Labs, implying a discount of about 10% to the current market price.

See our full analysis for Abbott Labs

Strategic Benefits For Abbott

Abbott’s Veropharm acquisition is strategically important for two reasons. Firstly, Abbott’s generic drug sales have dipped in the last two years due to competitive pressure and unfavorable macroeconomic conditions in developed markets, and emerging markets such as Russia are likely to be key for future top-line growth in the business.

For instance, operational sales in the company’s 14 key emerging markets, which include Brazil, China, Russia and India, increased 6.3% in 2013 and 12.8% in 2012. In contrast, Abbott’s generic drug sales in developed markets and other regions (excluding key emerging markets) declined 4% in 2013 and 5.6% in 2012.

Secondly, in addition to adding a range of oncology medicines, the acquisition is likely to complement Abbott’s current drug portfolio in women’s health, central nervous system, cardiovascular and gastroenterology. Abbott will also likely utilize Veropharm’s existing manufacturing facilities to expand its capabilities and business in Russia.

The Russian government has consistently pushed to curb drug imports and encouraged greater local production of medicines in the country. The government’s preference for domestically produced drugs likely encouraged Abbott to acquire a local manufacturer to gain a foothold in the fast expanding Russian pharma market.

17 posted on 09/10/2017 6:20:48 AM PDT by ETL (See my FR Home page for a closer look at today's Communist/Anarchist protest groups)
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Pile another one on the xlintonista body count

The Russian government, over the years, has been linked to dozens of suspicious cases of missing or dead journalists, all or most of whom were in some way a threat to them and their nefarious operations.

Likewise the Clintons and the number of people in their inner circle who were found dead under highly suspicious circumstances: Vince Foster, Ron Brown, etc.

18 posted on 09/10/2017 6:31:02 AM PDT by ETL (See my FR Home page for a closer look at today's Communist/Anarchist protest groups)
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The mysterious death of the 34-year-old Joseph Rago, this report further notes, follows by less than a fortnight the suiciding of another Hillary Clinton linked person named Renwick Haddow—a top former Haitian government official who ended up with a bullet in his head just a week prior to his testifying against Hillary Clinton in a Miami, Florida, courtroom.
19 posted on 09/10/2017 6:34:32 AM PDT by plain talk
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White House goes on offense, slams DNC, Clintons for ‘collusion’ ^ | July 12, 2017 | Brooke Singman

The White House has been grappling all week with revelations of a meeting the president’s eldest son held last year with Russian attorney Natalia Veselnitskaya, who was said to have dirt on Hillary Clinton as part of a Russian government effort to help the Trump campaign.

But Deputy White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders used Wednesday’s off-camera briefing to highlight DNC and Clinton ties to foreign governments including Russia and Ukraine.

“If we’re looking at Russia relationships with anybody, it would be directly with the Clintons,” she said, citing examples of a speech former President Bill Clinton gave in Russia for which he reportedly earned over $500,000 and reports of then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton selling what Sanders described as “a third of the world’s uranium,” to Russia.

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If you haven’t seen this yet, it’s a must-see. Maria Bartiromo lays it on Clinton campaign chair John Podesta for his *genuine* ties to the Russian government...

Note: I linked to the YouTube search results for “maria bartiromo” + “podesta”, rather than a single video, as these things tend to ‘disappear’ from the popular video hosting site.

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Maria Bartiromo Gets into Heated Debate with John Podesta Over His Ties to Russia


Uncovering the Russia ties of Hillary’s campaign chief

By Peter Schweizer
July 5, 2017

Lawmakers failed to seize on an alarming development in the Russia collusion story last week, one that should spark serious and immediate congressional inquiry.

But it didn’t involve President Trump or his administration.

During a heated Fox Business interview with Maria Bartiromo, Hillary Clinton’s former campaign chief John Podesta made a series of misleading statements when questioned about his involvement in a company that received $35 million from the Russian government while Clinton served as secretary of state.

On Jan. 18, 2011, a small green-energy company named Joule Unlimited announced Podesta’s appointment to its board. Months later, Rusnano, a Kremlin-backed investment fund founded by Vladimir Putin, pumped $35 million into Joule. Serving alongside Podesta on Joule’s board were senior Russian official Anatoly Chubais and oligarch Ruben Vardanyan, who has been appointed by Putin to a Russian economic modernization council.

Bartiromo asked Podesta why he failed to disclose his role in Joule as required by law when he entered the White House in January 2014 to serve as counselor to President Barack Obama.

“Maria, that’s not true. I fully disclosed and was completely compliant,” Podesta shot back.

But according to his own financial disclosure form, Podesta only listed two of the three entities that made up Joule Unlimited, failing to disclose his presence on the board of the Dutch-registered Stichting Joule Global Foundation.

When Bartiromo pressed Podesta on the whereabouts of his 75,000 shares of Joule stock, Podesta resorted to Clintonesque semantics: “I didn’t have any stock in any Russian company!”

Notice the rhetorical sleight of tongue there: Joule is based in Massachusetts, not Russia, making Podesta’s statement technically true. Podesta added: “And by the way, I divested before I went into the White House.”

Yet again, it’s not that simple. WikiLeaks documents reveal that when he joined the Obama White House, Podesta transferred his Joule shares to an LLC controlled by his adult children. He also resumed communicating with Joule and Joule investors after leaving the White House and joining Clinton’s campaign. In fact, he received an invoice from his lawyers in April 2015 — a consent request for Dmitry Akhanov of Rusnano USA to join Joule’s board.

But nothing to see here, Podesta insisted.

“I was on the board of an American company that did business here and only here,” he said. “The Russian company had a small investment in that company. We can go round and around the tree.”

Was Joule’s business “here and only here” in America as Podesta claimed? Not according to Joule’s own CEO and president, Bill Sims. While thanking Putin’s Rusnano, Sims said the investment would help support “the development of our global presence” and “complements the company’s expansion plans in Europe, the Middle East, and Mexico.” Moreover, Stichting Joule is itself an overseas entity. Indeed, Rusnano’s investment in Joule was in part to develop a manufacturing facility in Russia.

And what about Podesta’s contention that Putin’s investment fund represented a “small investment” in Joule? In 2012 the company claimed it had raised $110 million to date.

That meant the Kremlin-backed $35 million investment given to Joule after Podesta’s board appointment represented over 30 percent of Joule’s outside financing.

There’s also this inconvenient fact: In 2016, Russia’s largest bank, Sberbank, where Joule board member Reuben Vardanyan formerly served as head of its investment banking division, had a $170,000 lobbying contract with the Podesta Group — which is owned by John Podesta’s brother, Tony Podesta.

In short, Clinton’s top campaign chief and a senior counselor to Obama sat on Joule’s board alongside top Russian officials as Putin’s Kremlin-backed investment fund funneled $35 million into Joule. No one looking at the Podesta fact pattern can claim to care about rooting out Russian collusion and not rigorously investigate the tangle of relationships.

Are US officials investigating the matter? We don’t know. When Bartiromo asked Podesta whether his closed-door session in front of the House Intelligence Committee included questions about his Russian ties and Joule, Podesta punted: “I have already told you that I was asked not to talk about specific questions, and I said I would respect that.”

After the slippery answers Podesta delivered during his explosive Fox Business interview, US officials have more reasons than ever to demand answers about John Podesta, Joule Unlimited and Putin’s Rusnano investment fund. If they weren’t investigating Podesta before, they should be now.


Sen. D’Amato Drops Bomb: Hillary Allowed Russia to Take Ownership of US Uranium to Sell to Iran (Video at link)

Jim Hoft
Jul 3rd, 2016

Former Senator Al D’Amato (R-NY) dropped a bomb on Sunday Morning Futures this AM. D’Amato told Maria Bartiromo that Hillary allowed Russia to take ownership of US uranium so they could sell it to Iran.

Hillary made it possible for the Russians to take control of one of our huge uranium producers and allow them to own the company, export the uranium and who do they sell the uranium to? Iran!

Now if people knew that and that the foundation as a result of that got $135 million. I think people would start saying, “What?”

It’s true.
In January 2013, Pravda celebrated the Russian atomic energy agency’s purchase of the company “Uranium One” in Canada.

That same company, Uranium One, owned uranium concessions in the United States. Because uranium is a strategically important commodity, the Russians would need approval from the Obama administration, including Hillary’s State Department, before the purchase took place.

Nine shareholders in Uranium One just happened to provide more than $145 million in donations to the Clinton Foundation in the run-up to State Department approval.

The Clintons took the cash from Uranium One officials before the deal was approved by Hillary Clinton’s State Department. The Clintons hid the donations which is a clear violation of the Memorandum of Understanding Hillary Clinton signed with the Obama administration wherein she promised and agreed to publicly disclose all donations during her tenure as Secreatary of State. (Via Breitbart)

The New York Times reported on the crooked deal in 2015.

As the Russians gradually assumed control of Uranium One in three separate transactions from 2009 to 2013, Canadian records show, a flow of cash made its way to the Clinton Foundation. Uranium One’s chairman used his family foundation to make four donations totaling $2.35 million. Those contributions were not publicly disclosed by the Clintons, despite an agreement Mrs. Clinton had struck with the Obama White House to publicly identify all donors. Other people with ties to the company made donations as well.

And then there’s this...

Senator John Barrasso (R-WY) told Greta Van Susteren the deal Hillary approved gave Putin ownership of 20 percent of US uranium and Russia sells uranium to unfriendly countries, including Iran.


Obama allowing Iran to purchase uranium from Russia

Daniel Horowitz | January 10, 2017

Remember those side deals Obama forged with Iran that were not part of the text of the official treaty? Now we are finding out some of the details.

Yesterday, the Washington Free Beacon reported that Iranian officials confirmed they have received at least $10 billion in cash, commodities, and assets from Washington since 2013. And that is likely a conservative estimate.

But cash is not the only thing the Islamic Republic of Iran is receiving for gracing us with their willingness to sign onto our own capitulation.

The AP is reporting that Russia, with the support of President Obama, is shipping Iran 116 metric tons of natural uranium.

While Iranian officials have obviously declined to disclose the use of such uranium, AP notes that this is enough to enrich weapons-grade uranium for nuclear bombs:

“Despite present restrictions on its enrichment program, however, the amount of natural uranium is significant should Iran decide to keep it in storage, considering its potential uses once some limits on Tehran’s nuclear activities start to expire in less than a decade.

David Albright, whose Institute of Science and International Security often briefs U.S. lawmakers on Iran’s nuclear program, says the shipment could be enriched to enough weapons-grade uranium for more than 10 simple nuclear bombs, “depending on the efficiency of the enrichment process and the design of the nuclear weapon.” ...”

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20 posted on 09/10/2017 6:37:33 AM PDT by ETL (See my FR Home page for a closer look at today's Communist/Anarchist protest groups)
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