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  • U.S. identifies suspect in major leak of CIA hacking tools

    05/15/2018 2:30:29 PM PDT · by Brown Deer · 36 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | May 15, 2018 | Shane Harris
    Joshua Adam Schulte, who worked for a CIA group that designs computer code to spy on foreign adversaries, is believed to have provided the agency’s top-secret information to WikiLeaks, federal prosecutors acknowledged in a hearing in January. The anti-secrecy group published the code under the label “Vault 7” in March 2017. It was one of the most significant and potentially damaging leaks in the CIA’s history, exposing secret cyberweapons and spying techniques that might be used against the United States, according to current and former intelligence officials.
  • Ex-Bloomberg reporter, 38, reveals she quit her job and left her husband for infamous jailed 'Pharma Bro' Martin Shkreli - leaving social media aghast as she claims 'he needed someone to stick their neck out'

    12/21/2020 6:02:10 AM PST · by PapaBear3625 · 72 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | Dec 21, 2020 | James Gordon
    A former Bloomberg News reporter quit her job, divorced her husband, and froze her eggs for imprisoned former CEO Martin Shkreli Christie Smythe, 38, broke the news of Shkreli's arrest on fraud charges in December 2015 Shkreli, known as the 'Pharma Bro,' is apparently now refusing to talk to her Shkreli, 37, gained notoriety after his company raised the price of an anti-parasite drug from $13.50 to $750 Smythe claims she and Shkreli started dating after he was incarcerated in 2018 In a statement, Shkreli told Elle that 'Mr. Shkreli wishes Ms. Smythe the best of luck in her future...
  • Michael Bloomberg Gave Planned Parenthood $4 Million to Promote Pro-Abortion Candidates

    12/05/2020 5:34:58 PM PST · by xomething · 9 replies
    lifenews ^ | 12/04/2020 | Joseph Vazquez
    Bloomberg News owner Michael Bloomberg spent millions trying to prop up pro-abortion candidates in the 2020 elections. Open Secrets records show Bloomberg gave the Planned Parenthood Votes (PPV) super PAC at least $4 million in the 2020 electoral cycle. The group, associated with Planned Parenthood, “makes contributions to candidates who support abortion,” according to Influence Watch. The grand total PPV spent on the 2020 federal elections amounted to $10,092,809. This means that Bloomberg’s contribution accounted for a whopping 40 percent of the pro-abortion group’s entire spending on federal elections in 2020. Bloomberg has funneled millions to Planned Parenthood over the...
  • Soros, Bloomberg-Funded Group Pushes Six Figures Into Georgia Runoff

    11/18/2020 8:00:23 PM PST · by MarvinStinson · 13 replies
    freebeacon ^ | NOVEMBER 18, 2020 | Joe Schoffstall
    Black PAC's canvassing cash is the first expense from outside liberal groups supporting Warnock, Ossoff A group bankrolled by liberal billionaires George Soros and Michael Bloomberg is pouring $300,000 into Georgia to back Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff in the runoff elections. The Black PAC, which works to push black voters to the polls, on Tuesday reported spending $300,000 on canvassing for the two Democratic candidates. This is the first significant expense from an outside liberal group in the pivotal Georgia runoffs that will determine which party controls Congress's upper chamber next year. The elections are expected to garner tens...
  • Bloomberg is funding late $15 million push to help Biden in Texas, Ohio

    10/27/2020 6:15:13 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 27, 2020 | by Daniel Trotta
    Billionaire Michael Bloomberg is planning to spend around $15 million on television advertising in Texas and Ohio during the final week of the presidential campaign to help Democratic candidate Joe Biden defeat President Donald Trump, a Bloomberg spokesperson said on Tuesday. Statewide ads in Texas and Ohio will run from Wednesday through Election Day next Tuesday. Bloomberg, the former New York City mayor who lost to Biden in a crowded field for the Democratic nomination, previously vowed to spend up to $100 million of his personal fortune to support Biden in Florida though his super PAC, Independence USA, and other...
  • Democrats urge Bloomberg to invest in Senate races as McConnell-linked super PAC spends big

    10/26/2020 9:51:19 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 8 replies
    CNBC ^ | 10/26/2020
    Democratic fundraisers are privately urging billionaire former presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg and his team to invest in hotly contested Senate races with just over a week until Election Day, according to people familiar with the matter. The pleas come as a super PAC aligned with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell floods these races with cash on behalf of the GOP candidates. The Senate Leadership Fund, which is run by allies of McConnell, is outraising and often outspending its Democratic counterpart, Senate Majority PAC, down the stretch. The Democratic group is linked to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. Bloomberg’s response to...
  • Bloomberg climate group dumps $2.5M into NC lieutenant governor race

    10/15/2020 9:07:11 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 3 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 15 2020 | Evie Fordham
    Mike Bloomberg's climate change group is dumping $2.5 million into the North Carolina race for lieutenant governor to support Democrat Yvonne Holley in the final stretch before the election. "Holley, when elected, will be North Carolina’s first African American Lieutenant Governor, and will serve as president of the Senate, chair of the Energy Policy Council, and will determine the fate of critical legislation," Bloomberg's Beyond Carbon Victory Fund said in a statement. The group also announced Wednesday that it is spending roughly $2 million to support Democrats running for the Arizona Corporation Commission.
  • How the FBI Became a Target of Russian Disinformation

    10/01/2020 8:36:11 PM PDT · by Mariner · 18 replies
    Boomberg (link only) ^ | September 30th, 2020 | Eli Lake
    https://www.yahoo.com/news/fbi-became-target-russian-disinformation-010008047.html
  • Gun-Control Group Dodges Guns in Swing State Attack Ads

    09/30/2020 5:50:12 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | Stephen Gutowski
    The nation's largest gun-control group dodged guns entirely in a new swing state ad campaign that abandons the group's core issue to focus on health care. Documents obtained by the Washington Free Beacon show Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund, supported in large part by donations from billionaire Michael Bloomberg, is funding ads that assail Republicans on health care rather than gun control. The ads target state-level politicians in Pennsylvania, Iowa, North Carolina, Arizona, and Minnesota. The postcard-style ads, copies of which are posted to the back end of the group's website, have nearly identical wording. In an ad against...
  • Bloomberg rolls out $40M ad buy to boost Biden in Florida

    09/26/2020 11:04:35 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 25 2020 | TAL AXELROD
    Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Friday rolled out a new $40 million ad buy in Florida as Democrats look to bolster Joe Biden’s chances of winning the Sunshine State. The new ad blitz is the first to be announced from Bloomberg since he pledged to spend $100 million in Florida, the biggest swing state in the nation and a place that is considered a virtual must-win for President Trump this November. The gargantuan buy, which is being funded through the Bloomberg-backed Independence USA PAC, also comes as early voting begins in Florida.
  • Mike Huckabee: Michael Bloomberg is paying felons to vote for Joe Biden Democrats should be ashamed to count convicted felons as a key voting constituency.

    09/25/2020 1:37:47 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 12 replies
    Florida Politics ^ | September 25, 2020 | Mike Huckabee
    My Congressman in Florida’s 1st Congressional District and himself an attorney pointed out that giving something of value for a vote is a felony in Florida. It might be just desserts if Billion-dollar Bloomberg had to pay off his own fines and serve his own time for skirting the law to steal an election.
  • Chris Christie once threatened to sit on Mike Bloomberg, memoir claims

    09/25/2020 8:07:11 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 24, 2020 | 6:01pm | Bernadette Hogan
    Paunchy former New Jersey governor Chris Christie once threatened to sit on Mike Bloomberg — during a bizarre, jealous rant involving the Queen of England. The asinine threat is alleged in former governor David Paterson’s dishy new memoir, “Black, Blind & in Charge.” It was July 8, 2010. Paterson was leading New York and Christie was the Garden State’s top exec as they awaited the arrival of Queen Elizabeth at Ground Zero, where the royal was to lay a wreath. […] “I was told by the protocol people that nobody escorts the Queen but Prince Philip,” the rotund Jersey chief...
  • Florida AG scrutinizing Bloomberg paying fines for felons to vote

    09/24/2020 6:09:01 AM PDT · by chrisnj · 33 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 9/24/2020 | Chrisnj
    Florida AG scrutinizing Bloomberg paying fines for felons to vote
  • Florida AG Refers Bloomberg To FBI For Criminal Investigation After He Pledged To Pay Felons’ Fines So They Can Vote In Apparent Attempt To Boost Biden

    09/23/2020 3:21:07 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 48 replies
    Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody reportedly sent a letter to the FBI and Florida Department of Law Enforcement requesting a criminal investigation into a recent report that failed Democrat presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg, a billionaire, has raised more than $16 million to help convicted felons pay off their debts in an attempt to boost Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden in the state. “The letter said that Moody’s office had reviewed Bloomberg’s pledge and referred the matter to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the FBI for a criminal investigation,” CBS 12 reported. “Moody’s letter references Florida’s statute against paying...
  • Michael Bloomberg, felon? Bloomberg's wholesale bid to pay off felon fines to stack the vote for the Democrats in Florida is bribery.

    09/23/2020 7:38:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/23/2020 | Monica Showalter
    The Democrats' Daddy Warbucks is back and once again using his money to try to buy an election. Michael Bloomberg is among a group of rich people hanging around Florida and offering free fine payoffs to released felons in a more-than-implied exchange for their votes for Democrats. Bloomberg isn't playing non-partisan in this, a frequent dodge of leftists, he's shoveling $100 million of his own cash to make sure Florida votes for Democrats, and this is part of his game. That would be the same Michael Bloomberg who was last seen blowing a billion on his own presidential campaign and...
  • Gaetz calls for election bribery probe of Bloomberg over pledge to pay Florida felons' fines

    09/22/2020 9:01:56 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/22/20 | By Charles Creitz
    House Judiciary Committee member Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., told "Hannity" Tuesday that he has spoken with Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody about potentially launching a bribery investigation into former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. "I believe there may be a criminal investigation already underway of the Bloomberg-connected activities in Florida," Gaetz told host Sean Hannity.
  • Mike Bloomberg Raises $16 Million to Pay Fines of Black, Hispanic Felons to Vote in Florida

    09/22/2020 8:04:02 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 39 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 Sep 2020 | JOEL B. POLLAK
    Former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg and his team have raised more than $16 million to pay the court fines and fees of nearly 32,000 Black and Hispanic Florida voters with felony convictions, an effort aimed at boosting turnout for Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden. The money will go to fund a program organized by the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition to pay the fines, fees and restitution costs for former prisoners who are already registered to vote in Florida but barred by law from participating in the election because of those outstanding debts. Bloomberg, who has committed at least $100...
  • Reports: Package sent to Trump contained deadly ricin poison

    09/19/2020 11:06:15 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 37 replies
    americanmilitarynews.com ^ | September 19, 2020 | Ryan Morgan
    This is a breaking news story. Please check back for updates as more information becomes available. A package containing the deadly poison ricin addressed to President Donald Trump was intercepted by law enforcement sometime this week, before it was delivered to the president, two law enforcement officials told CNN on Saturday. Two law enforcement officials also told CNBC about the ricin package that was addressed to Trump. According to CNN, two tests were performed on the package, to confirm the presence of the deadly ricin poison, and the FBI, U.S. Secret Service and U.S. Postal Inspection Service are investigating the...
  • Trump spars with Bloomberg over $100M Biden boost in Florida battleground

    09/18/2020 11:15:10 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 31 replies
    Fox Business ^ | September 18 2020 | Paul Steinhauser
    President Trump took to Twitter on Friday to slam former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg’s pledge to spend $100 million on helping Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden win the battleground state of Florida in November’s general election. Using a derogatory nickname for Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Trump charged that “Mini Mike Bloomberg, after making a total fool of himself as he got badly beaten up by Pocahontas and the Democrats in the Primaries, is at it again. He tried to buy an Election and went away with a major case of Depression. Now he’s throwing money at the Dems, looking...
  • Billionaire Mike Bloomberg’s $100 Million To Support Joe Biden In Florida May Shape Campaign

    09/17/2020 10:22:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    CBS Miami ^ | September 17, 2020
    Billionaire Mike Bloomberg’s commitment of $100 million to help Joe Biden’s campaign in Florida is a huge boon for Democrats and it could put President Trump on defense in a state that is critical to his reelection. At the end of his presidential campaign in March, Bloomberg pledged to spend “whatever it takes” to help Democrats beat Trump in November. Billionaire donors have long played a central role in supporting both parties. Yet no one has proposed pumping in so much cash to support a presidential campaign in a single state. Bloomberg’s allies say the investment is in line with...