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  • Man accused of trying to extort Max Gaetz admits he asked for cash

    04/05/2021 8:29:40 PM PDT · by CaptainK · 82 replies
    New York Post ^ | 4/5/21 | Tamar Lapin
    The man accused of trying to extort $25 million from Rep. Matt Gaetz’s family admitted Monday that he asked the congressman’s dad for cash — but denied that it was a shakedown. Bob Kent, an ex-Air Force intelligence officer, confirmed to Sirius Radio host Michael Smerconish that he approached the Florida Republican’s dad, Don Gaetz, for money last month. The funds, Kent said, were to pay for an effort to free Robert Levinson, a former FBI agent who disappeared in Iran in 2007, and is believed to be dead. Kent claimed he has video evidence that Levinson is still alive...
  • Matt Gaetz names former DOJ official he says tried to extort his family for $25 million

    03/30/2021 6:39:37 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 167 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 30, 2021 - 8:55 PM | By Daniel Chaitin & Jake Dima
    David McGee, an attorney with Beggs & Lane, is the man the Florida Republican named during an appearance Tuesday evening on Tucker Carlson's Fox News show in which he responded to reports that he is under federal investigation over a former relationship. McGee served for six years as the first assistant at the U.S. Attorney’s Office and for seven years as the lead attorney for a Justice Department's Organized Crime Task Force, according to his biography on the website of his law firm, which is based in Pensacola, Florida. (Cut) The New York Times reported Gaetz, 38, is being looked...
  • SILENCE: Media Outlets Won’t Explain Why Damning Clinton-Epstein Article Was Quietly Deleted

    03/17/2021 6:29:18 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    National File ^ | 03/17/2021 | Andrew White
    Daily Beast and Radar Online posted then soon deleted a story claiming that longtime Bill Clinton affiliate Doug Band spoke with prosecutors for the Southern District of New York about Jeffrey Epstein’s “Pedophile Island.” National File reached out to the organizations for an explanation, but received no response. p>Daily Beast and Radar Online wrote stories that claimed that Doug Band had provided evidence that could implicate his old boss, former President Bill Clinton, in the probe against international sex traffickers Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell. Immediately after the stories were published, they were quickly removed from both websites with no...
  • IRANIAN ARRESTED IN ERBIL IS WANTED IN AUSTRIA

    01/17/2007 6:19:37 AM PST · by Valin · 41 replies · 989+ views
    AKI ^ | 1/17/07
    Tehran, 17 Jan. (AKI) - One of the five Iranians arrested last week by the US army in the northern Iraqi city of Erbil is wanted in Austria in connection with the assassination of Kurdish leader Andol Rahman Ghassemlu in 1989. Mahommad Jaafari Sharoudi was one of five Iranian officials detained last week in the Kurdish-controlled city on charges of being connected to a faction of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, the Pasdaran, that funds and arms insurgents in Iraq. Abdol Rahman Ghassemlu, the historic leader of Iranian Kurds, was killed in an apartment in the outskirts of the Austrian capital...
  • Florida man charged with plotting attack on Trump supporters

    02/18/2021 7:55:57 PM PST · by cba123 · 26 replies
    Washington Times ^ | This week
    A Florida man accused of trying to organize an armed response to supporters of former President Donald Trump for their expected gathering last month at the state Capitol has been indicted on federal ...
  • Life-Saving Technology: The case for a green front brake indicator light.

    02/13/2021 3:10:03 PM PST · by Melinator2 · 195 replies
    Greenbrakelight.com ^ | June 16, 2007 | Mark Lesniak
    greenfrontbrakelight Saturday, June 16, 2007 Green Front Brake Light Theoretical Analysis and Proposal for the Adoption of a Universal Green Front Brake Light for All Roadway Vehicles. It is the purpose of this document to analyze and advocate the case for the adoption of green colored front brake indicator lights, for use on all roadway vehicles. Statistically speaking It has been estimated that 1 in 4 vehicles will be involved in a collision over its lifetime. Transport Canada advises Canadians in its 2002 Annual Report on Road Safety Vision 2010, that "In 2001, 2,778 road users were killed in traffic...
  • Liberal Stealth Groups Paved Obama Win

    More than 4 million people who voted for Barack Obama in 2008 did not vote this year. But by applying new voter science, Obama nudged enough replacements in key states — many who were rare or first-time voters — to give him his margin of victory (leveraged even larger by the Electoral College). Years of stealthy multimillion-dollar efforts paid off forAmerica’s left in the 2008 and 2012 victories by President Barack Obama. Using new voter science to get rare and first-time voters to go to the polls, the races have changedAmerica’s electorate — those who make the country’s decisions by...
  • Self-Avowed ‘Hardcore Leftist’ Arrested for Inciting Violence at Florida Capitol

    01/17/2021 1:33:21 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | January 16, 2021 | Tom Ozimek
    Federal agents arrested a self-admitted anarchist and “hardcore leftist” on Friday on suspicion of plotting to violently disrupt planned election-related protests at the Florida state Capitol. Prosecutors said they “averted a crisis” at the Capitol by arresting 33-year-old Daniel Baker, taking him into custody on a charge involving making a threat to kidnap or injure, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Florida announced in a news release. “Baker issued a call to arms for like-minded individuals to violently confront protestors gathered at the Florida Capitol this Sunday,” prosecutors said. “He specifically called for others to join him...
  • DeSantis activates National Guard to protect Florida Capitol

    01/16/2021 2:20:11 AM PST · by hank ernade · 54 replies
    Local10.com ^ | Jan.16,2021 | Roy Ramos, Ross Palombo
    FBI Special Agents arrested Daniel Alan Baker, 33, over an alleged plot to rally like-minded individuals to violently confront protesters on Sunday at the Florida Capitol. Baker claimed to have fought in Syria against ISIS and the Turkish government, according to a federal complaint.
  • Justice Dept. Moves Toward Charges Against Contractors in Iraq Shooting (Blackwater)

    08/17/2008 12:25:14 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 3 replies · 86+ views
    The Washington Post (excerpt) ^ | August 17, 2008 | Del Quentin Wilber and Karen DeYoung
    Excerpt - Federal prosecutors have sent target letters to six Blackwater Worldwide security guards involved in a September shooting that left 17 Iraqi civilians dead, indicating a high likelihood the Justice Department will seek to indict at least some of the men, according to three sources close to the case. ~ snip ~
  • U.S. Court Voids Prison Terms For U.S. Mercenaries Who Killed 31 Iraqi Civilians

    08/06/2017 2:29:25 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 30 replies
    Law Newz ^ | Aug 5, 2017 | A.P.
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court on Friday overturned the first-degree murder conviction of a former Blackwater security contractor, ordering a new trial for the man prosecutors say fired the first shots in the 2007 slayings of 14 Iraqi civilians at a crowded traffic circle in Baghdad.</p>
  • U.S. court reinstates Blackwater Iraq shooting case

    04/22/2011 3:11:57 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | 04/22/2011 | James Vicini
    (Reuters) - A U.S. federal judge erred in dismissing all charges against five Blackwater Worldwide security guards accused of killing 14 Iraqi civilians in 2007, an appeals court ruled on Friday. The unanimous three-judge panel reinstated the charges and sent the case back to the judge for more proceedings, handing a victory to the U.S. Justice Department in a high-profile prosecution dating to 2008. The five guards were charged with 14 counts of manslaughter, 20 counts of attempt to commit manslaughter and one weapons violation count over a Baghdad shooting that outraged Iraqis and strained ties between the two countries.
  • Intel is key: High-ranking congressman says fort plays big role in U.S. defense

    12/01/2007 3:36:55 PM PST · by SandRat · 10 replies · 245+ views
    FORT HUACHUCA — The defense of the United States is going to require highly trained military intelligence professions, the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee said Friday. Preparing critical intelligence providers is being done on this Southern Arizona post, said U.S. Rep. Ike Skelton, D-Mo., who assumed the chairmanship of the committee in January. Having an intelligence force that is the best will ensure the United States can counter any future enemy, he said. “It’s going to be the intelligence world that makes the difference,” he said after spending an afternoon on the post. It was Skelton’s first trip...
  • 9,000-Year-Old Stonehenge-Like Structure Found Under Lake Michigan

    12/19/2020 8:21:38 AM PST · by Rakhi Sarkar · 101 replies
    Archaeology World ^ | NOVEMBER 30, 2020 | ARCHAEOLOGY WORLD TEAM
    Archaeologists found something much more fascinating than they got credit for when searching under the waters of Lake Michigan for shipwrecks: they uncovered a rock with a prehistoric carving of a mastodon, as well as a collection of stones arranged in a Stonehenge-like manner.
  • Trump pardons Blackwater contractors jailed for massacre of Iraq civilians

    12/22/2020 7:43:09 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    President Donald Trump has pardoned four Blackwater security guards who were given lengthy prison sentences for killing 14 civilians in Baghdad in 2007, a massacre that caused international uproar over the use of private contractors in war zones. The four – Paul Slough, Evan Liberty, Dustin Heard and Nicholas Slatten – were part of an armoured convoy that opened fire indiscriminately with machine-guns and grenade launchers on a crowd of unarmed people in the Iraqi capital. Known as the Nisour Square massacre, the slaughter was seen as a low point in the conflict in Iraq. In 2014, Slough, Liberty and...
  • Family members of Iraqis killed by Blackwater contractors condemn pardons

    12/23/2020 11:59:04 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 16 replies
    abcnews.go.com ^ | 23 December 2020 | Guy Davies andBader Katy
    When news broke that Mohammed Kinani's son’s killers, Blackwater private military contractors hired by the U.S. government in Baghdad, were pardoned Wednesday by President Trump, Kinani said it was like losing his 9-year-old boy all over again. "I don't know what I did to Blackwater,” Kinani told ABC News. "Did I know Blackwater before? No. Why did this happen to me?" President Donald Trump pardoned four private military contractors who were found guilty for murdering 17 Iraqi citizens, including two children, in an attack that also left over 20 injured. The decision was praised by the contractors' lawyers but has...
  • Venezuelan government denies link to cash-filled suitcase scandal

    08/10/2007 10:36:12 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies · 1,273+ views
    ap on San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 8/10/07 | Fabiol Sanchez - ap
    CARACAS, Venezuela – The Venezuelan government on Friday denied any link to a businessman who was stopped at an Argentine airport carrying a suitcase filled with nearly $800,000 in cash. The Venezuelan businessman, Guido Alejandro Antonini Wilson, carried the money from Caracas to Buenos Aires on a flight chartered by the Argentine government, and the undeclared funds were seized by customs agents last weekend. “We don't have anything to do with that plane or with that trip ... nothing to do with that businessman,” Venezuelan Finance Minister Rodrigo Cabezas told reporters. The incident has shaken the Argentine government, prompted one...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Sunday 11/10/2019

    11/10/2019 9:17:59 PM PST · by Nextrush · 6 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 11/10/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    Former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley says that former White House Chief of Staff John Kelly and former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson actively worked to undermine President Trump and tried to enlist her...... Its Monday in Hong Kong with a general strike called by protester for democracy and police officers using live ammunition..... Bolivia's President Evo Morales resigned Sunday afternoon along with his Vice-President Alvaro Garcia Linera...... Spain's second election this year with the Socialists winners but a few seats under their performance earlier this year. The result is again a deadlock... Israeli politics and the leader of Yisrael Beiteinu...
  • Iran to pay $1.46 billion judgement for hostage, torture of former FBI agent in 2007

    10/05/2020 7:51:57 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 39 replies
    Wear TV (FL) ^ | October 5th 2020 | Carolyn Cerda
    A record-breaking ruling for the family of Bob Levinson, a former FBI Agent who vanished while in Iran 13-years ago. Thursday, a U.S. judge ruled Iran must pay Levinson's family $1.46 billion, the largest judgement for a case of this kind... Levinson disappeared in 2007 while working as a CIA contractor in Iran. His family immediately called on (Atty. David) McGee, who was Levinson's friend, to help bring him home... Earlier this year, Levinson's family announced they were convinced the husband and father of seven was dead. In a statement, they said the judgement was the "the first step in...
  • Paying Off 'La Raza'

    12/17/2009 8:11:37 AM PST · by opentalk · 4 replies · 538+ views
    Townhall ^ | December 16, 2009 | Ben Shapiro
    If you were president of the United States, would you hire an alleged former spy for Fidel Castro to be ambassador to El Salvador, a country teetering on the brink of hard-core socialism? President Obama just did. On Dec. 9, Obama nominated Mari Del Carmen Aponte to be ambassador to El Salvador, despite the fact that in the late 1990s, the FBI discovered that she was working with Cuban intelligence officers. According to Insight Magazine, "When the FBI eventually questioned her about her involvement with Cuban intelligence, she reportedly refused to cooperate." Why would Aponte escape the Obama administration's scrutiny?...