Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Perkins Coie Sucks: Day 20.1 Did Browder Run The Ziff Bros Hacking Team In Moscow?

Before watching this video about Detroit, please keep close to your heart the fact that Perkins Coie Sucks.



Learn more: BEVERLY TRAN: DOJ Should Do Onto Perkins Coie As They Have Done Onto Och-Ziff http://beverlytran.blogspot.com/2018/01/doj-should-do-onto-perkins-coie-as-they.html#ixzz5LXF3SAHu
Stop Medicaid Fraud in Child Welfare 



JUDICIARY: Facebook, Google and Twitter: Examining the Content Filtering Practices of Social Media Giants



I actually stopped watching midway because all the damn lying was making me itch.

How in the living hell are Facebook, Twitter, and especially Google, going to sit up there and regurgitate some old school masticated internal control policy, directly stemming from that "pre-Emancipation Proclamation" era on how they are going to pick their own smarty pants people to tell "The Poors" (always said with clinched teeth) who have no money to go to the over-administratively, bloated "Dumb, Fat & Happy" tenured professors who will perform any trick in the world to get their work published so their overseer Messieurs keep doling out those federal research grants so they can continue to party, from either sides of the political aisle, that they can tell what is fake or real news, and how they are going to suppress it?

I wish to enter into the record, of which I actually did, on how these internet giants, along with their child welfare NGOs, suppress on their platforms.

Try out a few of these search terms and tell me whatcha come up with.

John Conyers

Beverly Tran 

Child Welfare Fraud

Perkins Coie Sucks

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Cocktails & Popcorn: DOJ Busts A Russian Republican Party In Detroit - Maria Butina, Saul Anuzis & Michigan GOP Child Welfare Fraud

Welcome to Michigan.

Please make sure to fasten your seat belts because we are about to have the largest Cocktails* & Popcorn event in the history of this nation, right here, in Detroit.

I told you I had international intentions for Detroit because I was born here, and I am the original source.


I wonder if this is anything to do with the trafficking of tiny humans in Michigan, no, no, no, I may not limit myself to such an exclusive governmental jurisdiction, I must include the entire U.S. and international child welfare NGOs along with their "corporate parents" who just so happen to be privatized Public Private Partnerships of Corporate Shape Shifters investing in those complex financial real estate fraud schemes, including having to deal with those pesky children's trust funds.

Smooches!

Russian National Charged in Conspiracy to Act as an Agent of the Russian Federation Within the United States

 WASHINGTON – A criminal complaint was unsealed today in the District of Columbia charging a Russian national with conspiracy to act as an agent of the Russian Federation within the United States without prior notification to the Attorney General.

The announcement was made by Assistant Attorney General for National Security John C. Demers, U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia Jessie K. Liu, and Nancy McNamara, Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI’s Washington Field Office.         

Mariia Butina, 29, a Russian citizen residing in Washington D.C., was arrested on July 15, 2018, in Washington, D.C., and made her initial appearance this afternoon before Magistrate Judge Deborah A. Robinson in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. She was ordered held pending a hearing set for July 18, 2018.         

According to the affidavit in support of the complaint, from as early as 2015 and continuing through at least February 2017, Butina worked at the direction of a high-level official in the Russian government who was previously a member of the legislature of the Russian Federation and later became a top official at the Russian Central Bank.  This Russian official was sanctioned by the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control in April 2018.         

The court filings detail the Russian official’s and Butina’s efforts for Butina to act as an agent of Russia inside the United States by developing relationships with U.S. persons and infiltrating organizations having influence in American politics, for the purpose of advancing the interests of the Russian Federation. The filings also describe certain actions taken by Butina to further this effort during multiple visits from Russia and, later, when she entered and resided in the United States on a student visa. The filings allege that she undertook her activities without officially disclosing the fact that she was acting as an agent of Russian government, as required by law.         

The charges in criminal complaints are merely allegations and every defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. The maximum penalty for conspiracy is five years.  The maximum statutory sentence is prescribed by Congress and is provided here for informational purposes.  If convicted of any offense, a defendant’s sentence will be determined by the court based on the advisory U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.         

The investigation into this matter was conducted by the FBI’s Washington Field Office. The case is being prosecuted by the National Security Section of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia and the National Security Division of the U.S. Department of Justice.


* Cocktails do not always have to contain alcohol, so the party will be kid friendly.  Gotta invite the children.  Children are our most precious treasures, you know.

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Cocktails & Popcorn: Michigan Republican Party Crew Leader Saul Anuzis Gets Freaked Out By Russian Spies & Campaign Contributions

Image result for russian cocktails
"Dude, did you at least where a condom before you
cashed the check?"
Dude!

You better call for an emergency Michigan Republican Party Leadership meeting to come up with a plan for damage control.

Let me know what Ronna Romney, Betsy DeVos, John Engler, Rick Snyder, Bill Schuette, Brian Calley and the rest of the Michigan Republican Party crew came up with as a damage control narrative.

I really wish you people would stop stealin' the children, the land and the votes.

I wonder if this has anything to do with those sealed indictments in the Grand Rapids Eastern District Court of Michigan...

Russian National Charged in Conspiracy to Act as an Agent of the Russian Federation Within the United States


Smooches!

Ex-Michigan GOP chairman photographed with accused Russian spy

LANSING — A former chairman of the Michigan Republican Party who was photographed with an accused Russian secret agent said Tuesday he’s met Maria Butina a couple of times but has never had a much of a conversation with her.

A photograph of Saul Anuzis and Butina began circulating on social media Monday after the U.S. Justice Department announced Butina had been arrested and charged with conspiracyto act as an agent of the Russian Federation within the United States without prior notification to the Attorney General.

Anuzis said he remembers the photo being taken in 2016 or 2015 at the FreedomFest, an annual conservative gathering in Las Vegas.

"I met her a couple of times," Anuzis told the Free Press -- once at the FreedomFest and another time during a chance encounter at an airport. "I actually have never had much of a conversation with her, other than being introduced to her."

In the photograph being circulated on social media, Anuzis said he believes he was looking on as Butina was being interviewed by a media outlet. He said he understood she was a Russian proponent of gun rights and the National Rifle Association.

Anuzis said he knows nothing about the criminal accusations against Butina, but he assumes they are legitimate.

Butina, 29, was arrested on the weekend and a criminal complaint against her was unsealed Monday. She is in custody pending a hearing, accused of trying to infiltrate U.S. political groups, including an unnamed gun rights organization, and cultivate relationships with American politicians to establish “back channel” lines of communication to advance Russia’s agenda.

Michigan Democratic Party Chairman Brandon Dillon tweeted the photo Tuesday, saying it showed Anuzis "hanging out with a Russian spy."

Anuzis retweeted the photo, with the message: "Too funny, ah,... those dirty Russians:)"

Anuzis, a political consultant who was chairman of the Michigan Republican Party from 2005 to 2009, served briefly as Michigan chairman of the presidential campaign of Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas before supporting President Donald Trump as the nominee.

Anuzis said he thought Trump's performance Monday at a joint news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin -- at which Trump expressed more confidence in Putin's denials than in U.S. national security determinations that Russia interfered in the 2016 U.S. election -- "was horrible."

"He missed an important opportunity to call both Putin and the Russians out," Anuzis said.

"I recognize his desire to have good relations and have some kind of dilalogue, but I think he just overplayed his desire to be polite."

The moral of the story is, once again, "Do not be mean to my Sweetie. Period."

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Another Spokestoken, Another Privatization Scheme, Another Attempt To Highjack Conyers' Legacy Of Reparations

You must understand, I do not hail from the 1950's era of social politeness, so I will say whatever I want because I am an original source and I do not appreciate when people and institutions are mean to my Sweetie, whether it be intentional or not.

I get extremely exasperated with all these so-called political spokestokens jumping up to be the new poster child for reparations, because I see this particular movement as another complex, financial fraud scheme of privatization; the activity of political carrion.

You would think someone would, in the least, properly reference the work of John Conyers, Jr., H.R. 40 Reparations Study Bill, but, alas, Bart probably never read it, which means someone recruited him to be the fraud scheme's spokestoken.

It seems the internet power that be attempted to scrub his legacy from the internet, opening the door to highjack the narrative to promulgate more privatization schemes on the local levels, like the Detroit Land Bank Authority.

Since Bart could not even execute a basic keyword internet search, or even hit me up, as demonstrated by his lack of reference to Conyers' original videos, speeches, white papers, I have so presciently preserved, it seems that certain powers "bleachbitted" federal records from the National Archives.

Bart did not even mention the work of the U.S. House Judiciary Chairman Emeritus on the exogenous issue variables that have led to the perpetual promulgation of H.R. 40.

I have decided to provide Bart with the opportunity to click the link, below, to learn more about the history of H.R. 40 Reparations Study and John Conyers, Jr.


Because Bart failed to even mention the Congressional Black Caucus, where John Conyers, Jr. was the Dean, I thought it only proper that I would assist in the education of Bart.


I truly hope the FBI will take possession of the Congressional Black Caucus servers, soon, but something tells me we already have everything. (snikcer).

I wonder if Bart ever spoke with Sheila Jackson Lee?

He really should interview Sheila and ask about the CBC servers, or the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, to just suggest a few subjects, you know.

H.R. 40 is a study, not a check.  That is why my stealin' spidey senses started to tingle.

Besides, the peculiar institution of slavery was just renamed as child welfare.

Hey, Bart, Google me, or, you could just ask him because he is waiting in the wings.

You know what he says, about reparations, right Bart?

"Jobs, Justice, Peace", says Conyers.

Bart Everson: Toward a local platform for reparations

Bart Everson
The anniversary of the New Orleans Massacre of 1866 is coming up later this month, on July 30th. We should not forget this event, essentially a race riot, in which 238 people were killed, the vast majority of whom were Black war veterans who had fought for the Union — but the war had ended a year earlier.

The massacre was a crucial factor which led to the passage of the Reconstruction Acts. For a brief moment, a century and a half ago, it seemed as if our nation was poised to begin the long and difficult process of healing from the wounds which slavery inflicted on the body politic. Instead, that process was sabotaged and repressed in relatively short order. Call it the Deconstruction of Reconstruction.

Is there a city in the United States where we know this better? The legacy of slavery looms large here, though official acknowledgements of this history are scanty. The Crescent City was also home to one of the largest populations of free people of color. It stands to reason that people in New Orleans should be at the forefront of the newly re-invigorated movement toward making reparations for slavery.

And so we are.

On July 9th, there was a meeting on the prospect of a local platform for such reparations. It was sponsored by the Green Party of New Orleans. (Note: I serve as chair of this group.) All our meetings at the Mid-City Library are free and open to the public.

Local artist, activist and entrepreneur Anika Ofori drew on her experience working with the Green Party of the United States to give an informal presentation which informed and framed our discussion.

Anika began with a brief historical overview, outlining the establishment of the Freedmen’s Bureau and the Reconstruction Acts, as well as the sabotage of Reconstruction through acts of violence.
Current efforts on to establish reparations for slavery stem from the middle of the 20th century, picking up momentum in the 1990s, slowed temporarily by the political shifts after the terrorist attacks of 2001.

Anika recounted the work of the National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America (N’COBRA) and National African American Reparations Commission (NAARC) including their preliminary 10-Point Plan which is modeled after a similar plan endorsed by the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). It’s a holistic program that would finally set our nation on the road to healing. A wealth of detailed information can be found via the Reparations Resources Center, maintained by the Institute of the Black World 21st Century, at https://ibw21.org/reparations-resource-center/

House Resolution 40, officially titled the “Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African-Americans Act,” was introduced to Congress in January of 2017 by John Conyers, Jr. He introduced the bill repeatedly over almost three decades. Since he resigned in December, the future of the bill is unclear.

The Bill is a political distraction to launch more privatization schemes.  I speak as an original source

Nevertheless, the Green Party of the United States has endorsed the idea of reparations, both in general principle as part of the Green Party platform, as well as more specifically endorsing H.R. 40.
We concluded our meeting with a discussion of how we might promote the reparations issue locally, here in New Orleans, which after all was once the preeminent hub of the slave trade on this continent.
Our conversation brought to light a series of questions. For example: How do we incorporate support for reparations in our local platform, currently under development? We anticipate some points from the NAARC ten-point plan will be included in other parts of our platform. Do we highlight these connections or address reparations separately? How do we advocate for reparations to a greater public that might not be educated on the issue and resistant to it? Are there particular policies and demands in the call for reparations that our chapter is in the best position to pursue locally?

The discussion of reparations also raised questions about the priorities and identity of the Green Party. Despite the official support for reparations in the Green Party platform, there were concerns that the Green Party as a whole isn’t racially inclusive and sufficiently aware of race issues. There were also concerns that prioritizing reparations and racial justice might alienate members of the party who are most interested in economic and/or climate matters. Others at the meeting suggested that the pursuit of economic, racial, and climate justice were not mutually exclusive and had to be pursued simultaneously because they are all related and interconnected.

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Cocktails & Popcorn: Behind The Scenes Of Trump - Putin Helsinki Conference & Detroit


Full text: Trump and Putin’s press conference, transcribed

RUSSIAN PRESIDENT VLADIMIR PUTIN: Distinguished Mr. President, ladies and gentlemen, negotiations with the president of the United States, Donald Trump, took place in a frank and business-like atmosphere. I think we can call it a success and a very fruitful round of negotiations. We carefully analyze the current status the present and the future of Russia and U.S. relationship [and] key issues of the global agenda. It's quite clear to everyone that the bilateral relationship are going through a complicated stage. Yet those impediments, the current tension, the tense atmosphere essentially have no solid reason behind it. The Cold War is a thing of past. The era of acute ideological confrontation of the two countries is a thing of remote past, is a visage of the past. The situation of the world changed dramatically.

Today, both Russia and the United States face a whole new set of challenges. Those include a dangerous maladjustment of mechanisms for maintaining international security and stability, regional crises, the creeping threat of terrorism and trans-national crime. It's the snowballing problems in the economy, environmental risks and other sets of challenges. We can only cope with these challenges if we join the ranks and work together. Hopefully, we will reach this understanding with our American partners. Today's negotiations reflected our joint wish, our joint wish with President Trump to redress this negative situation in the bilateral relationship, [and] outline the first steps for improving this relationship to restore the acceptable level of trust and going back to the previous level of direction on all mutual interest issues. As major nuclear powers, we bear special responsibility for maintaining international security.

[Inaudible} vital, and we mentioned this during the negotiations, it’s crucial that we fine-tune the dialogue on strategic stability and global security and nonproliferation of weapons of mass destruction. We submitted [to] our American colleagues a note with a number of specific suggestions. We believe it necessary to work together further to interact on the disarmament agenda, military and technical cooperation. This includes the extension of the strategic offensive arms limitation treaty. It's a dangerous situation with the global American and missile defense system. It's the implementation issue with the INF treaty. And of course the agenda of nonplacement of weapons in space. We favor the continued cooperation in counterterrorism and maintaining cybersecurity. I'd like to point out specifically that our special services are cooperating quite successfully together. The most recent example is their operational operation within the recently concluded world football cup. In general, the contacts among special services should be put to a system-wide basis should be brought to systemic framework. I reminded President Trump about suggestion to re-establish the working group on antiterrorism. We also mentioned the plethora of regional crises, not always that our postures dovetail exactly. And yet the overlapping and mutual interests abound. We have to look for points of contact and interact closer in a variety of international forum. Clearly, we mentioned the regional crisis, for instance, Syria. As far as Syria is concerned, the task of establishing peace and reconciliation in this country could be the first showcase example of the successful joint work. Russia and the United States apparently can proactively take leadership on this issue and organize the interaction to overcome humanitarian crisis and help Syrian refugees to go back to their homes. In order to accomplish this level of successful cooperation in Syria, we have all the required components. Let me remind you of that. Both Russian and American military have acquired useful experience of coordination of their action, established the operational channels of communication which permitted [us] to avoid dangerous incidents and unintentional collisions in the air and in the ground. Also crushing terrorists in the southwest of Syria, the south of Syria should be brought to the full compliance with the treaty of 1974 about separation of forces, about separation of forces of Israel and Syria. This will bring peace to Golan Heights. And bring more peaceful relationship between Syria and Israel and also to provide security to the state of Israel. Mr. President paid special attention to the issue during today’s negotiations and I would like to confirm that Russia is interested in this development and this will act accordingly. Thus far, we will make a step toward creating a lasting peace in compliance with the respective resolutions of [the U.N.] Security Council, for instance the Resolution 338. We’re glad that the Korean Peninsula issue is starting to resolve. To a great extent, it was possible thanks to the personal engagement of President Trump, who opted for dialogue instead of confrontation. We also mentioned our concern about the withdrawal of the United States from the JCPOA. Well, the U.S. — Our U.S. counterparts are aware of our posture. Thanks to the Iranian nuclear deal, Iran began [to be the] most controlled country in the world, it’s submitted to the control of IAEA, it effectively ensures peaceful nature of Iranian nuclear program and strengthens the non-proliferation regime. While we discussed the internal Ukrainian crisis, we paid special attention to the bona fide implementation of Minsk agreement by Kiev. The United States could be more decisive in nudging the Ukrainian leadership and encourage it to work in this. We paid more attention to economic ties and economic operations. It’s clear that both countries, businesses of both countries are interested in this. American delegation was one of the largest delegations in the St. Petersburg Economic Forum. It featured over 500 representatives from American businesses. We agreed, me and President Trump, we agreed to create high level working group that would bring together captains of Russian and American business. After all, entrepreneurs and businessmen know better how to articulate this successful business cooperation. Let them think and make their proposals and suggestions in this regard.

Once again, President Trump mentioned issue of so-called interference of Russia with the American elections. I had to reiterate things I said several times, including during our personal contacts, that the Russian state has never interfered and is not going to interfere in internal American affairs, including election process. Any specific material, if such things arise, we are ready to analyze together. For instance, we can analyze them through the joint working group on cybersecurity, the establishment of which we discussed during our previous contacts.

Clearly, it’s past time we restore our cooperation in the cultural area, in the humanitarian area. As far as I think you know that recently we hosted the American congressmen delegation. Now it’s perceived and portrayed almost as historic event, although it should have been just a current affair, just business as usual. In this regard, we mentioned this proposal to the president.

We have to think about practicalities [inaudible]. But also about the rational, the logic of it. We have to engage experts on bilateral relationship who know history and background of our relationship. The idea is to create an expert council that would include political scientists, prominent diplomats and former military experts in both countries who would look for points of contact between the two countries. That would look for ways on putting the relationship on the trajectory of growth. In general, we are glad with the outcome of our first full-scale meeting because previously we only had a chance to talk briefly on international forum. We had a good conversation with President Trump and I hope that we start to understand each other better. I’m grateful to Donald for it. Clearly, there are some challenges left, when we were not able to clear all the backlog. But I think that we made a first important step in this direction. In conclusion, I want to point out that this atmosphere of cooperation is something that we are especially grateful for to our Finnish hosts. We’re grateful for Finnish people and Finnish leadership for what they’ve done. I know that we have caused some inconvenience to Finland. We apologize for it. Thank you for your attention.

PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: Thank you very much. Thank you. I have just concluded a meeting with President Putin on a wide range of critical issues for both of our countries. We had direct, open, deeply productive dialogue. Went very well. Before I begin, I want to thank the President [Sauli] Niinistö of Finland for graciously hosting today's summit. President Putin and I were saying how lovely it was and what a great job they did. I also want to congratulate Russia and President Putin for having done such an excellent job in hosting the World Cup. It was really one of the best ever. Your team also did very well. It was a great job. I’m here today to continue the proud tradition of bold American diplomacy. From the earliest days of our republic, American leaders have understand that diplomacy and engagement is preferable to conflict and hostility. A productive dialogue is not only good for the United States and good for Russia, but it is good for the world. The disagreements between our two countries are well-known. President Putin and I discussed them at length today. But if we're going to solve many of the problems facing our world, then we're going to have to find ways to cooperate in pursuit of shared interests. Too often in both recent past and long ago we have seen the consequences when diplomacy is left on the table. We have also seen the benefits of cooperation. In the last century, our nations fought alongside one another in the Second World War. Even during the tensions of the Cold War, when the world looked much different than it does today, the United States and Russia were able to maintain a strong dialogue.

Our relationship has never been worse than it is now. However, that changed as of about four hours ago. I really believe that. Nothing would be easier politically that to refuse to meet, to refuse to engage. But that would not accomplish anything. As president, I cannot make decisions on foreign policy in a futile effort to appease partisan critics or the media or Democrats who want to do nothing but resist and obstruct. Constructive dialogue between the United States and Russia affords the opportunity to open new pathways toward peace and stability in our world. I would rather take a political risk in pursuit of peace than to risk peace in pursuit of politics. As president, I will always put what is best for America and what is best for the American people.

During today's meeting, I addressed directly with President Putin the issue of Russian interference in our elections. I felt this was a message best delivered in person. Spent a great deal of time talking about it. And President Putin may very well want to address it and very strongly, because he feels strongly about it and he has an interesting idea. We also discussed one of the most critical challenges facing humanity, nuclear proliferation. I provided an update on my meeting last month with Chairman Kim on the denuclearization of North Korea. After today, I am very sure that President Putin and Russia want very much to end that problem. Going to work with us, and I appreciate that commitment. The president and I also discussed the scourge of radical Islamic terrorism both Russia and the United States have suffered. Horrific terrorist attacks, and we have agreed to maintain open communication between our security agencies to protect our citizens from this global menace. Last year, we told Russia about a planned attack in St. Petersburg. They were able to stop it cold. They found them. They stopped them. There was no doubt about it. I appreciated President Putin's phone call afterwards to thank me.

I also emphasized the importance of placing pressure on Iran to halt its nuclear ambitions and to stop its campaign of violence throughout the area, throughout the Middle East. As we discussed at length, the crisis in Syria is a complex one. Cooperation between our two countries has the potential to save hundreds of thousands of lives. I also made clear that the United States will not allow Iran to benefit from our successful campaign against ISIS. We have just about eradicated ISIS in the area. We also agreed that representatives from our national security councils will meet to follow up on all of the issues we addressed today and to continue the progress we have started right here in Helsinki.

Today's meeting is only the beginning of a longer process. But we have taken the first steps toward a brighter future and one with a strong dialogue and a lot of thought. Our expectations are grounded in realism, but our hopes are grounded in America’s desire for friendship, cooperation and peace. I think I can speak on behalf of Russia when I say that also. President Putin, I want to thank you again for joining me for these important discussions and for advancing open dialogue between Russia and the United States. Our meeting carries on a long tradition of diplomacy between Russia, the United States, for the greater good of all. This was a very constructive day. This was a very constructive few hours that we spent together. It's in the interest of both of our countries to continue our conversation. And we have agreed to do so. I'm sure we will be meeting again in the future, often, and hopefully, we will solve every one of the problems that we discussed today. Again, President Putin, thank you very much.

TRANSLATOR: The journalists would have chance to ask two questions — two sets of question each. First the Russian journalist will ask a question. Please give your affiliation.

QUESTION: Good afternoon. I have a question to President Trump. During your recent European tour, you mentioned that the implementation of the Nordstream 2 gas pipeline, it makes Europe hostage of Russia. You suggested that you could free Europe from this by supplying American LNG — this cold winter actually showed the current model, current mechanism of supply of fuel to Europe is quite viable. At the same time, as far as I know, U.S. Had to buy even Russian gas for Boston. I have a question. The implementation of your idea has a political tinge to it or is this practical one? Because there will be a gap formed in the supply and demand mechanism and first it's the consuming countries who will fall into this gap. The second question, before the meeting with President Putin, you called him an adversary, a rival. And yet you expressed hope you will be able to bring this relationship to a new level. Did you manage to do this?

TRUMP: Actually I called him a competitor and a good competitor he is. I think the word competitor is a compliment. I think that we will be competing when you talk about the pipeline. I'm not sure necessarily that it's in the best interests of Germany or not. That was a decision that they made. We will be competing. As you know, the United States is now — or soon will be, but I think it is right now, the largest in the oil and gas world. We're going to be selling LNG and we’ll have to be competing with the pipeline. I think we will compete successfully. There's a little advantage locationally. I wish them luck. I discussed with Angela Merkel in pretty strong tones. I also know where they're all coming from. They have a very close source. So we will see how that all works out. We have lots of sources now. The United States is much different than it was a number of years ago when we weren't able to extract what we can extract today. Today, we're No. 1 in the world at that. I think we will be out there competing very strongly. Thank you very much.

PUTIN: If I may, I throw in some two cents. We talked to Mr. President, including this subject as well. We are aware of the stance of President Trump. I think that we as major oil and gas power and the United States is a major gas and oil power as well, we can work together on regulation of international markets because neither of us is actually interested in plummeting of the prices. The consumers will suffer as well. The consumers in the United States will suffer as well. The shale gas production will suffer. Because beyond a certain price bracket, it's no longer profitable to produce gas. Nor we are interested in driving prices up, because it will drain live juices from all other sectors of the economy. We do have space for cooperation here, as a first thing. Then about the Nordstream 2. Mr. President voices his concerns about the possibility of disappearance of transit through Ukraine. I reassured Mr. President that Russia stands ready to maintain this transit. Moreover, we stand ready to extend this transit contract that's about to expire next year, in case, if the dispute between the economic entities — dispute will be settled in Stockholm arbitration court.

QUESTION: Thank you. Mr. President, you tweeted this morning that it's U.S. foolishness, stupidity and the Mueller probe that is responsible for the decline in U.S. relations with Russia. Do you hold Russia at all accountable for anything in particular? If so, what would you consider them that they are responsible for?

TRUMP: Yes I do. I hold both countries responsible. I think the United States has been foolish. I think we have all been foolish. We should have had this dialogue a long time ago, a long time, frankly, before I got to office. I think we're all to blame. I think that the United States now has stepped forward along with Russia. We're getting together and we have a chance to do some great things, whether it's nuclear proliferation in terms of stopping, we have to do it. Ultimately, that's probably the most important thing that we can be working on.

But I do feel that we have both made some mistakes. I think that the probe is a disaster for our country. I think it's kept us apart. It's kept us separated. There was no collusion at all. Everybody knows it. People are being brought out to the fore. So far, that I know, virtually, none of it related to the campaign. They will have to try really hard to find something that did relate to the campaign. That was a clean campaign. I beat Hillary Clinton easily and, frankly, we beat her and I'm not even saying from the standpoint, we won that race. It's a shame there could even be a little bit of a cloud over it. People know that. People understand it. The main thing — we discussed this also — is zero collusion. It has had a negative impact upon the relationship of the two largest nuclear powers in the world. We have 90 percent of nuclear power between the two countries. It's ridiculous. It's ridiculous what's going on with the probe.

QUESTION: For President Putin if I could follow up as well. Why should Americans and why should President Trump believe your statement that Russia did not intervene in the 2016 election given the evidence that U.S. Intelligence agencies have provided? Will you consider extraditing the 12 Russian officials that were indicted last week by a U.S. grand jury.

TRUMP: I’m going to let the president answer the second part of that question. As you know, the concept of that came up perhaps a little before, but it came out as a reason why the Democrats lost an election, which frankly, they should have been able to win, because the Electoral College is much more advantageous for Democrats, as you know, than it is to Republicans. We won the Electoral College by a lot. 306 to 223 I believe. That was a well-fought battle. We did a great job. Frankly, I'm going to let the president speak to the second part of your question. Just to say it one time again, and I say it all the time, there was no collusion. I didn't know the president. There was nobody to collude with. There was no collusion with the campaign. Every time you hear all of these 12 and 14 — it's stuff that has nothing to do — and frankly, they admit, these are not people involved in the campaign. But to the average reader out there, they are saying, maybe that does. It doesn't. Even the people involved, some perhaps told mis-stories. In one case the FBI said there was no lie. There was no lie. Somebody else said there was. We ran a brilliant campaign. That's why I'm president. Thank you.

PUTIN: As to who is to be believed, who is not to be believed, you can trust no one. Where did you get this idea that President Trump trusts me or I trust him? He defends the interests of the United States of America. I do defend the interests of the Russian Federation. We do have interests that are common. We are looking for points of contact. There are issues where our postures diverge and we are looking for ways to reconcile our differences, how to make our effort more meaningful. We should not proceed from the immediate political interests that guide certain political powers in our countries. We should be guided by facts. Could you name a single fact of that would definitively prove the collusion? This is utter nonsense. Just like the president recently mentioned, yes, the public at large in the United States had a certain perceived opinion of the candidates during the campaign. But there's nothing particularly extraordinary about it. That's usual thing. President Trump, when he was a candidate, he mentioned the need to restore the Russia-U.S. relationship and it's clear that certain parts of American society felt sympathetic about it and different people could express their sympathy in different ways. But isn't that natural? Isn't it natural to be sympathetic towards a person who is willing to restore the relationship with our country, who wants to work with us? We heard the accusations about it [inaudible]. As far as I know, this company hired American lawyers and the accusations doesn't — doesn't have a fighting chance in the American courts. There's no evidence when it comes to the actual facts. We have to be guided by facts, not by rumors.


Let's get back to the issue of this 12 alleged intelligence officers of Russia. I don't know the full extent of the situation. But President Trump mentioned this issue. I will look into it. So far, I can say the following. Things that [are] off the top of my head. We have an existing agreement between the United States of America and the Russian Federation, an existing treaty that dates back to 1999. The mutual assistance on criminal cases. This treaty is in full affect. It works quite efficiently. On average, we initiate about 100, 150 criminal cases upon request from foreign states. For instance, the last year, there was one extradition case upon the request sent by the United States. This treaty has specific legal procedures we can offer. The appropriate commission headed by special attorney Mueller, he can use this as a solid foundation and send a formal and official request to us so that we would interrogate, hold questioning of this individuals who he believes are privy to some crimes. Our enforcement are perfectly able to do this questioning and send the appropriate materials to the United States. Moreover, we can meet you halfway. We can make another step. We can actually permit representatives of the United States, including the members of this very commission headed by Mr. Mueller, we can let them into the country. They will be present at questioning. In this case, there's another condition. This kind of effort should be mutual one. Then we would expect that the Americans would reciprocate. They would question officials, including the officers of law enforcement and intelligence services of the United States whom we believe — who have something to do with illegal actions on the territory of Russia. And we have to request the presence of our law enforcement. For instance, we can bring up the — Mr. Browder in this particular case. Business associates of Mr. Browder have earned over $1.5 billion in Russia. They never paid any taxes. Neither in Russia nor in the United States. And yet, the money escape the country. They were transferred to the United States. They sent huge amount of money, $400 million as a contribution to the campaign of Hillary Clinton. That's their personal case. It might have been legal, the contribution itself. The way the money was earned was illegal. We have a solid reason to believe that some intelligence officers, guided these transactions. So we have an interest of questioning them. That could be a first step. We can extend it. Options abound. They all can be found in an appropriate legal framework.



QUESTION: Did you direct any of your officials to help him do that?

PUTIN: Yes, I did. Yes, I did. Because he talked about bringing the S.S./Russia relationship back to normal.

PUTIN: I think there can be three questions from the Russian pool. You have the floor.

QUESTION: Thank you so much. Good evening in everyone. [Inaudible] Mr. President, would you please go into the details of possibly any specific arrangements for the U.S. to work together with Russia in Syria, if any of these arrangements were made today or discussed? My question to President Putin in Russian. Since we brought up the issue of football several times, I ask — I use the football language. Mr. Pompeo mentioned that when we talk about Syrian cooperation, the ball is in the Syrian court. Mr. Putin, in Russian court, is it true? How would you use this fact of having the ball?

TRUMP: I guess I will answer the first part of the question. We have worked with Israel long and hard for many years, many decades. I think we have never — never has any one country been closer than we are. President Putin also is helping Israel. We both spoke with Bibi Netanyahu. They would like to do certain things with respect to Syria, having to do with the safety of Israel. In that respect, we absolutely would like to work in order to help Israel. Israel will be working with us. So both countries would work jointly. I think that when you look at all of the progress that's been made in certain sections with the eradication of ISIS, about 98 percent, 99 percent there, and other things that have taken place that we have done and that, frankly, Russia has helped us with in certain respects. But I think that working with Israel is a great thing. Creating safety for Israel is something that both President Putin and I would like to see very much. One little thing I might add to that is the helping of people. Helping of people. Because you have such horrible — if you see — I've seen reports and I've seen pictures. I've seen just about everything. If we can do something to help the people of Syria get back into some form of shelter and on a humanitarian basis. That's what the word was, really a humanitarian basis. I think both of us would be interested in doing that. We will do that. Thank you very much.

TRUMP: Our militaries do get along. Our militaries have gotten along probably better than our political leaders for years. Our militaries do get along very well. They do coordinate in Syria and other places. Thank you.

PUTIN: We did mention this. We mentioned the humanitarian track of this issue. Yesterday, I discussed this with French President Mr. Macron and we reached an agreement that together with European countries, including France, we will step up this effort. On our behalf, we will provide military cargo aircraft to deliver humanitarian cargo. I brought up this issue with President Trump. I think there's plenty of things to look into. The crucial thing is that huge amount of refugees are in Turkey, in Lebanon, in Jordan, in the states that border or are adjacent to Syria. If we help them, the migratory pressure upon the European states will drop, be decreased many-fold. I believe it's crucial from any point of view, from humanitarian point of view, from the point of view of helping people, helping the refugees. And in general, I agree, I concur with President Trump, our military cooperate quite successfully together. They do get along. I hope they will be able to do so in future. We will keep working in the [inaudible] Russia, Turkey and Iran, which I informed President Trump of. But we do stand ready to link this effort to the so-called small group of states so that the process would be a broader one, a multidimensional one. We will maximize our fighting chance to gather ultimate success on the issue of Syria. Speaking about the — having the ball in our court in Syria, President Trump has just mentioned that we have successfully concluded the world football cup. Speaking of the football, actually, Mr. President, I will give this ball to you and now the ball is in your court. All the more the United States will host the World Cup in 2026.

TRUMP: That's right. Thank you very much. We do host it. We hope we do as good a job. That's very nice. That will go to my son Barron. We have no question. In fact, Melania, here you go.

SARAH HUCKABEE SANDERS: Final question from the United States will go to Jonathan Lamier from the AP.

QUESTION: Thank you. A question for each president. President Trump, you first. Just now President Putin denied having anything to do with the election interference in 2016. Every U.S. intelligence agency has concluded that Russia did. My first question for you, sir, is who do you believe? My second question is would you now with the whole world watching tell President Putin, would you denounce what happened in 2016 and would you warn him to never do it again?

TRUMP: So let me just say that we have two thoughts. You have groups that are wondering why the FBI never took the server, why haven't they taken the server. Why was the FBI told to leave the office of the Democratic National Committee. I've been wondering that. I've been asking that for months and months and I've been tweeting it out and calling it out on social media. Where is the server? I want to know. Where is the server, and what is the server saying? With that being said, all I can do is ask the question. My people came to me, Dan Coats came to me and some others and said they think it's Russia. I have President Putin, he just said it's not Russia. I will say this. I don't see any reason why it would be, but I really do want to see the server. But I have — I have confidence in both parties. I really believe that this will probably go on for a while, but I don't think it can go on without finding out what happened to the server. What happened to the servers of the Pakistani gentleman that worked on the DNC? Where are those servers? They're missing. Where are they? What happened to Hillary Clinton's emails? 33,000 emails gone, just gone. I think in Russia they wouldn't be gone so easily. I think it's a disgrace that we can't get Hillary Clinton's 33,000 emails. So I have great confidence in my intelligence people, but I will tell you that President Putin was extremely strong and powerful in his denial today. And what he did is an incredible offer. He offered to have the people working on the case come and work with their investigators with respect to the 12 people. I think that's an incredible offer. OK? Thank you.

PUTIN: I'd like to add something to this. After all, I was an intelligence officer myself. And I do know how dossiers are made up. Just a second. That's the first thing. Now the second thing. I believe that Russia is a democratic state and I hope you're not denying this right to your own country, you're not denying that United States is democracy. Do you believe the United States is a democracy? And if so, if it is a democratic state, then the final conclusion in this kind of dispute can only be delivered by a trial, by the court, not by the executive, by the law enforcement. For instance, the Concord company that is brought up is being accused, it's being accused of interference, but this company does not constitute the Russian state. It does not represent the Russian state. I brought several examples before. Well, you have a lot of individuals in the United States take George Soros, for instance, with multibillion capitals, but it doesn't make him — his position — his posture the posture of the United States. No, it does not. It's the same case. There is the issue of trying a case in the court and the final — the final say is for the court to deliver. We are now talking about the private individuals and not about particular states and as far as the most recent allegations is concerned about the Russian intelligence officers, we do have an intergovernmental treaty. Please do send us the request. We will analyze it properly and we'll send a formal response. As I said, we can extend this cooperation, but we should do it on a reciprocal basis because we would await our Russian counterparts to provide us access to the persons of interests for us, who we believe can have something to do with intelligence service. Let's discuss the specific issues and not use the Russia and the U.S. relationship as a loose change for this internal political struggle.

QUESTION: A question for President Putin, thank you. Two questions for you, sir. Can you tell me what President Trump may have indicated to you about officially recognizing Crimea as part of Russia? And secondly, sir, do you — does the Russian government have any compromising material on President Trump or his family?

PUTIN: President Trump — well, the posture of President Trump on Crimea is well known and he stands firmly by it. He continues to maintain that it was illegal to annex it. Our viewpoint is different. We held a referendum in strict compliance with the U.N. Charter and international legislation. For us this issue [inaudible] — and now to the compromising material. Yeah, I did hear these rumors that these allegedly collected compromising material on Mr. Trump when he was visiting Moscow. Distinguished colleague, let me tell you this, when President Trump was in Moscow back then, I didn't even know that he was in Moscow. I treat President Trump with utmost respect, but back then when he was a private individual, a businessman, nobody informed me that he was in Moscow. Let's take St. Petersburg Economic Forum, for instance. There were over 500 American businessmen, high-ranking, high-level ones. I don't even remember the last names of each and every one. Do you think that we try to collect compromising material on each and every single one of them? Well, it's difficult to imagine [inaudible] on a bigger scale of this. Please disregard these issues and don't think about this anymore again.

TRUMP: And I have to say if they had it, it would have been out long ago. And if anybody watched Peter Strzok testify over the last couple of days, and I was in Brussels watching it, it was a disgrace to the FBI. It was a disgrace to our country. And you would say that was a total witch hunt. Thank you very much, everybody. Thank you.

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Sunday, July 15, 2018

Baby LK Is Back With CPS Horror Stories Of Being Legally Kidnapped

http://legallykidnapped.com.
A few years ago, Baby LK was Legally Kidnapped by Child Protective Services and put in foster care.

After years of filing legal actions under the False Claims Act, the U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. House Judiciary & Oversight Committees reunited Baby LK with his mommy and daddy by saving him from being another victim of the industry of trafficking tiny humans.

Now, he is back to report on the horrors of the Child Protection Industry, as an original source.

For all the latest dirt on the Child Protection Industry, go to http://legallykidnapped.com.

For more in depth analysis of CPS, go to http://cpsfiles.blogspot.com/.

Just remember, it can happen to you.


Have a great day!

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In Michigan, Not All Undocumented Children Are Immigrants

Just a friendly reminder:

Secretary of state says up to 12K here illegally despite Obama's deferred deportation policy

Learn more: BEVERLY TRAN: Michigan's immigrant youths put in legal limbo http://beverlytran.blogspot.com/2012/12/michigans-immigrant-youths-put-in-legal.html#ixzz5LLOCIhd7
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Foster kids who are released or run away from foster care and adoption, or simple age out, cannot get state identification without the records.

In Michigan, foster care and adoption records are shredded, considering that the records are sealed, for the privacy protection of the foster kids.

In Michigan, many youth cannot obtain state identification if there are no school records.

The Michigan Attorney General tells parents of these former foster kids to go hire a private attorney to sue the schools to obtain the records because it is a civil matter.

"The Poors" (always said with clinched teeth) cannot afford to hire private attorneys because they are cannot work, due to the fact that they have to care for their children who were beaten, raped, drugged as lab rats, and tortured, in the care of the State's child welfare system.

This means there may be thousands more of undocumented children in the State of Michigan, since it is considered to be the number one state for the trafficking of tiny humans.

It is just how some make their money when covering up the trafficking tiny humans.


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DEFANGO: A Look Into More Dark Psyops - The Badvolf Odyssey, Seth Rich, 12 Democrats, Qanon & The Origins Of Pizzagate

Propaganda comes in all shapes, colors and forms.

Sometimes people are compromised to participate.

Sometimes propaganda is embedded into out institutions.



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FBI Peter Strzok Congressional Hearing: See The Fear In Judiciary

Most individuals will never take the time to sit through 10 hours of congressional hearings, but you know that I will.

Here, is another perspective from an independent source through her interpretation of body language.



I see the fear in Judiciary.

They should never have been mean to my Sweetie.

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The DOJ Shining: Civil Rights, Immigration, Trafficking Tiny Humans, Voter Fraud & Russian Ham Sandwiches

This is someone we call Task Force.

She is a former law enforcement officer in a protection program after being brutally attacked during the course of this investigation.


Day 40.2. Meet Task Force - The Real Story


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Task Force tells her background story, as an original source, about the Mueller indictment on the 12 Russians.

It seems language from George Webb Sweigert's pro se law suit was lifted in section, word for word, with the party named, "Awan", being replaced with "Russian names".

Mueller Plagiarizes Right-Wing YouTube Journalist’s Lawsuit Against Podesta in New Russian Indictments; DOJ’s Big Splash Appears Fabricated


Now, here are my two cents:

I just saw the article as an extremely poorly written, through its severely dearth knowledge of the legal process.

It was a nice try at launching a propaganda smear on George Webb, his online personae, though.

He is not a "right-winged conspiracy theorist"; he is an original source.

I am always leery with sources who are anonymous, as it is such a legal irritant when it comes to identifying an internet spook for service with subpoenas.

I am keeping it real because this black psyop propaganda crap is slowly encroaching into my legal realms and it is my belief this new audience has not been educated in the spirit of fuchsia...


"Do not be mean to my Sweetie, Period."

Anyway, why not file to enjoin the cases?

Rule 19. Required Joinder of Parties


Webb is the original source.

He has invested time and interest in the case.

He has subject matter expertise.

Perhaps, this is what he is supposed to do, being a pro se.

Perhaps, he is supposed to enjoin in another case, perhaps, a False Claims Act case.

Perhaps, he has another FCA under seal.

Perhaps, he is doing what he is supposed to do as an original source considering the fact that certain laws prevent certain people of being whistleblowers, like a former POTUS.

Under the False Claims Act, there are special provisions for an original source.

For example:

(A)The court shall dismiss an action or claim under this section, unless opposed by the Government, if substantially the same allegations or transactions as alleged in the action or claim were publicly disclosed—(i) in a Federal criminal, civil, or administrative hearing in which the Government or its agent is a party;
(ii) in a congressional, Government Accountability Office, or other Federal report, hearing, audit, or investigation; or
(iii) from the news media,  unless the action is brought by the Attorney General or the person bringing the action is an original source of the information.
But the FCA goes on to identify what I call a special power of an original source, better understood as a subject matter expert.
(3)the term “false claims law investigator” means any attorney or investigator employed by the Department of Justice who is charged with the duty of enforcing or carrying into effect any false claims law, or any officer or employee of the United States acting under the direction and supervision of such attorney or investigator in connection with a false claims law investigation;
Even though Webb did not file under the FCA, perhaps, just perhaps, it is time to push the proverbial envelope when it comes to opening the magical doors to the kingdom.

Perhaps, the Mueller indictments are pushing the same proverbial legal envelope, because, from what I see, there will be no more excuses for anyone to scream voter fraud in the 2018 Primary and General elections.

That would mean any claims of "voter fraud" would fall upon the state and local elections clerks.

Oops, did I just say that?

My apologies.  I never meant to infer that anyone would ever compromise state and local elections clerks, and in no way am I making any assertions, whatsoever, that anything such as using fake mortgages & bogus property tax foreclosures for the purposes of gerrrymandering redistricting or voter packing through community development corporations with fake absentee ballots, like I allege with the Detroit Land Bank Authority.

But I digress.

I was always taught: "Nothing beats a failure but a try."

No one is perfect but at least whistleblowers try, and so is the U.S. Department of Justice.

I keep telling everyone, this is the work of the old school legal dogs of the civil rights era, which makes me think this is "The Shining", a term lifted from the "pre-emancipation and civil rights eras", but hey, what do I know?

This is probably Mueller' last legal hoorah and I am quite sure he has a place carved out in the annals of history for his legacy and his Ham Sandwich.

He is 74.

Perhaps, the Russian indictments are about immigration Ham Sandwiches or what may be better recognized as "fake identities" or what I like to call "Corporate Shape Shifters".

Citizenship is just a grant from an application on a piece of paper, that lots of people change like their underwear, you know.

Considering the fact that the U.S. has the worst immigration laws in the world, being that they are nothing but residuals of the peculiar institution, which, subsequently allows the maximization of revenues in the trafficking of tiny humans, or for those with a weak stomach to reality, we shall call it "helping refugees" instead of foster care and adoption.

Even those the individuals named in the Mueller indictment have Russian names, who said they are Russian and why are they in the United States, even in Michigan?

Are they illegal immigrants, considering the fact that we do have more than just a southern boarder with Mexico.

What about the other southern boarders with Canada?

Are some of these individuals of human predation for their abilities, on behalf of other actors, as named in Webb's complaint?

It is so easy to get a new identity when you have the industry of adoption.

What the heck do you think they do with all those identities when a child is adopted out, or dies in the legal custody of a state...or under the legal aegis of a privatized parental corporation?

Just remember, the States are moving to amend laws to make being a child a condition of disability, demonstrated in the legal conditions of affidavits, which means there needs to be a legal guardian, whether a state, a corporate or a human, who can then claim the assets, such as the identities of the child.

Obviously, no one cares about children, particularly the Congress, because they refuse to speak upon the industry of trafficking of tiny humans.

Anyway...

How come no one cares about the original sources who suffer physical, financial, psychological reprisals like Task Force or Webb for just being original sources?

Perhaps, the GRU is having a similar situation as the FBI?

Perhaps, there are other, international whistleblowers.

These are questions that will never be answered unless they are asked, and asked in new and improved creative manners.

I have faith in the old school legal dogs of the DOJ because the pro se doctrine is just another civil right.

Besides, we have everything.

Stay tuned.

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Friday, July 13, 2018

Cocktails & Popcorn: Stormy Is Exposing Trafficking Of Tiny Humans In Suing To Removing Attorney Client Privilege?

Image result for stripper popcorn
Is this a Detroit popcorn attorney
client privilege stripper?
Just remember, popcorn strippers come in all shapes and sizes.


First, Stormy was arrested.

Then, this comes out.

STORMY DANIELS BUST PART OF LARGER HUMAN TRAFFICKING AND PROSTITUTION INVESTIGATION

 So, based upon all this, I am just going to put it out there that Whitewater is back and in full force.


Ohio Ex-Judge & School Board Member Tim Nolan Sentenced To Trafficking Tiny Humans

Learn more: BEVERLY TRAN: Ohio Ex-Judge & School Board Member Tim Nolan Sentenced To Trafficking Tiny Humans http://beverlytran.blogspot.com/2018/02/ohio-ex-judge-school-board-member-tim.html#ixzz5LAYNqnnw
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Ohio Child Welfare Fraud: Human Trafficking, A Pastor & $230 Million

Learn more: BEVERLY TRAN: Ohio Child Welfare Fraud: Human Trafficking, A Pastor & $230 Million http://beverlytran.blogspot.com/2017/07/ohio-child-welfare-fraud-human.html#ixzz5LAYUYday
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Ohio Local Police Launch Foster Care Fraud Investigation Of A Non-Profit

Learn more: BEVERLY TRAN: Ohio Local Police Launch Foster Care Fraud Investigation Of A Non-Profit http://beverlytran.blogspot.com/2016/11/ohio-local-police-launch-foster-care.html#ixzz5LAYdJqci
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What Do Whitewater, Ken Starr, Monica Lewinsky & Detroit Have In Common?

Learn more: BEVERLY TRAN: What Do Whitewater, Ken Starr, Monica Lewinsky & Detroit Have In Common? http://beverlytran.blogspot.com/2018/02/what-do-whitewater-ken-starr-monica.html#ixzz5LAT5RcIj
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Lanny Davis worked on Whitewater.

Then, Michael Cohen retains Lanny Davis to renounce his, well, I guess, pending stripping of "attorney client privilege" with Trump, just like Stormy is doing with Cohen.
Stay tuned, chill that wine and pop that popcorn.

Stormy Daniels has struck again — or rather, according to Ohio authorities, she “fondled.” The backward legislation that landed the adult-film actress in trouble has a lot in common with the conservative campaign to discredit her.

While performing her “Make America Horny Again” act on Wednesday night at a strip club in Columbus, Daniels was arrested on three counts of touching a patron (and, allegedly, undercover police officers) at a “sexually oriented business.” Ohio law, it turns out, prohibits “nude or seminude” employees from physical contact with customers who aren’t, uh, their immediate family members. The charges were dismissed on Thursday.

Daniels’s lawyer, Michael Avenatti, called his client’s arrest a “sting operation” and a “setup” that “reeks of desperation” from those worried about the adult-film actress’s lawsuit against President Trump and Michael Cohen over the hush agreement governing her alleged 2006 affair with the president.

It’s fair to say things look fishy. That the charges were so speedily dismissed suggests there wasn’t much merit to them in the first place. The Columbus Dispatch reported last year that the “no-touching” law was rarely enforced, and had not been cited even once in the county in its 10 years of existence. Plus, as Avenatti said, Daniels had performed her act all across the country without any trouble.

But whether Avenatti is on-point or simply paranoid, it’s worth looking at the motivations behind Ohio’s so-called Community Defense Actand how they dovetail with the Trump camp’s attacks against Daniels.

Daniels was arrested, in effect, for being a stripper — for doing what customers come to strip clubs to see strippers do, and what, in many cases, they pay extra for. The law, backed by conservative Christian advocates, essentially seeks to stop strippers from stripping the way they want to, and the language it uses to do so is telling: A performer not only faces a penalty for touching a patron, but also for allowing herself to be touched by a patron.

The rule plays on people’s moral disapprobation to cast the dancer as a crook even in consensual interactions that clearly have two parties involved. (Patrons aren’t allowed to touch dancers, either, but there’s no rule against them “allowing” themselves to be touched.) She becomes responsible for someone else’s actions as well as her own, essentially because, by stripping in the first place, she has put herself in a compromising position.

The Trump team has tried to play the same trick throughout the Daniels scandal. Even as they’ve denied the president’s liaison with the porn star, they have taken pains to attack Daniels for what she does — to diminish her credibility and to diminish her claim that she deserves protection at all.
“I don’t respect a porn star the way I respect a career woman, or a woman of substance, or a woman who has great respect for herself as a woman, and as a person,” Trump’s lawyer, Rudolph W. Giuliani, saidlast month. He added, “Explain to me how she could be damaged. She has no reputation. If you’re going to sell your body for money, you just don’t have a reputation.”
Trump said Giuliani was “doing a very good job.”

No matter what happened, this argument goes, Daniels had it coming. It’s not so concerning to Trump’s defenders that he may have cheated on his wife four months after she gave birth to their first child together. Any fallout that harms him is Daniels’s fault, and any fallout that hurts her is her fault, too. The president is the president, after all. The porn star is a porn star.

This attitude — that a woman is responsible not only for what she does with her body, but for what a man does to it, too — is a variant of the “she-was-asking-for-it” argument so common among those who commit sexual assault. It took a while for society to stop accepting the defense so readily for any woman. But when it’s deployed against a stripper, or an adult-film actress, or someone else so many Americans still deem deviant, it’s easier to get away with. And perhaps it’s even easier for the president. After all, when you’re a star like he is, you can do anything.

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