Thursday, January 23, 2020

MixedTimes - Aaron Klein

Dems Latest Narrative: Russians Interfering to Fuel Biden Corruption Questions

Dems Latest Narrative: Russians Interfering to Fuel Biden Corruption Questions

In a narrative strikingly similar to the alleged Russian hack of the Democratic National Committee, the news media has been pushing a story citing a cybersecurity firm saying it discovered Russian military spies hacked into Burisma, the Ukrainian gas company that is at the center of the impeachment campaign targeting President Donald Trump.

Democrats' Latest Narrative: Russians Interfering to Fuel Biden Corruption Questions

Democrats' Latest Narrative: Russians Interfering to Fuel Biden Corruption Questions

In a narrative strikingly similar to the alleged Russian hack of the Democratic National Committee, the news media has been pushing a story citing a cybersecurity firm saying it discovered Russian military spies hacked into Burisma, the Ukrainian gas company that is at the center of the impeachment campaign targeting President Donald Trump.

U.K. Spy Steele Claims John McCain Aide Leaked 'Pee' Dossier to BuzzFeed

U.K. Spy Steele Claims John McCain Aide Leaked 'Pee' Dossier to BuzzFeed

Anti-Trump dossier author Christopher Steele testified that he was "absolutely flabbergasted" when BuzzFeed published the dossier after an advisor to late Senator John McCain shared the controversial document with the media outlet purportedly against Steele’s wishes.

Klein: Iran Crossed All Red Lines with U.S. Embassy Breach

Klein: Iran Crossed All Red Lines with U.S. Embassy Breach

JERUSALEM -- One would require a wild imagination to believe that Iraqi Shiite militiamen backed by Iran orchestrated a breach of the U.S. Embassy compound in Baghdad without direct orders from their paymasters in Tehran.

IG Report Reveals Steele Funneled Claims Through John McCain After FBI Dropped Him

IG Report Reveals Steele Funneled Claims Through John McCain After FBI Dropped Him

Late Senator John McCain provided disgraced former FBI chief James Comey with five separate reports from Christopher Steele that the FBI didn’t previously possess related to unsubstantiated allegations of collusion between Russia and President Trump’s 2016 campaign, the Justice Department’s recent Inspector General report revealed.

Soros-Backed Org Fuels Deceptive Timeline for Impeachment Case

Soros-Backed Org Fuels Deceptive Timeline for Impeachment Case

For at least the second significant time, an organization financed by billionaire activist George Soros released material playing a central role in directly fueling the impeachment narrative targeting President Trump.

Biden Probe: GOP Senators Request Ukraine Interview with Dossier Hoaxer Victoria Nuland

Biden Probe: GOP Senators Request Ukraine Interview with Dossier Hoaxer Victoria Nuland

Victoria Nuland, a former senior official the Obama-era State Department who played a key role in disseminating the anti-Trump dossier, has been asked by three Senate GOP chairmen to provide an interview as part of the lawmakers’ investigation into possible corruption related to Ukraine and Joe and Hunter Biden.

Klein: Expel Adam Schiff over Ukraine Hoax

Klein: Expel Adam Schiff over Ukraine Hoax

As House Democrats disgrace themselves with their partisan vote to impeach President Trump, it is Rep. Adam Schiff who should come under immediate impeachment investigation for his role in perpetuating the Ukraine narrative targeting the president.

IG Report Reveals McCabe Blocked Request to Remove Peter Strzok from Russia Hoax Probe

IG Report Reveals McCabe Blocked Request to Remove Peter Strzok from Russia Hoax Probe

The FBI’s top counterintelligence agent, Bill Priestap, originally wanted controversial FBI agent Peter Strzok removed from the team investigating unsubstantiated claims of collusion between Russia and Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, the recently released Justice Department’s Inspector General report revealed.

Book: Dossier Author Worked with Obama Admin to Cultivate Putin Sources 

Book: Dossier Author Worked with Obama Admin to Cultivate Putin Sources 

Christopher Steele, the author of the infamous anti-Trump dossier, worked with the Obama administration’s National Security Council to cultivate Russian oligarchs as sources of intelligence about Russian President Vladimir Putin, a book by the co-founders of Fusion GPS relates.

4 Major Ties between Impeachment Con and Russia Hoax

4 Major Ties between Impeachment Con and Russia Hoax

There are common threads, associations and even funding sources that link the narrative involving allegations at the center of the current impeachment drive to discredited claims of collusion between Russia and President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign.

Klein: Four Reasons Adam Schiff Is a Fact Witness in Impeachment Hoax

Klein: Four Reasons Adam Schiff Is a Fact Witness in Impeachment Hoax

Rep. Adam Schiff, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, is rejecting Republican requests for him to testify before the Judiciary Committee, denying that he is a “fact” witness in the Democrats’ controversial impeachment probe.

Impeachment Witness Bill Taylor Led Ukraine Delegation for Group Advised by Hunter Biden

Impeachment Witness Bill Taylor Led Ukraine Delegation for Group Advised by Hunter Biden

Acting U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Bill Taylor, who provided key testimony to the Democrats’ controversial impeachment inquiry last week, led an election observation delegation in Ukraine earlier this year for a George Soros-funded organization that at the time boasted Hunter Biden on its small chairman’s council.

Adam Schiff Witness Cancels Speaking Gig to Burisma-Funded Think Tank

Adam Schiff Witness Cancels Speaking Gig to Burisma-Funded Think Tank

Ambassador Philip Reeker, the acting assistant secretary of State for European and Eurasian affairs who is set to testify to the Democrats secretive impeachment inquiry this weekend, cancelled a speaking gig earlier this week at the Atlantic Council think tank.

Leftist Dark Money Group Pushes Scheme to Pack Supreme Court with Liberal Justices

Leftist Dark Money Group Pushes Scheme to Pack Supreme Court with Liberal Justices

Demand Justice, an organization founded by former members of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign and associated with a secretive “social welfare organization” financed by billionaire activist George Soros, is pushing a scheme to pack the Supreme Court with liberal justices by adding new seats to the nation’s highest court.

'Whistleblower' Attorney Was Informant who Scuttled Trump's Nominee for CIA Watchdog

'Whistleblower' Attorney Was Informant who Scuttled Trump's Nominee for CIA Watchdog

Andrew Bakaj, the attorney representing the so-called whistleblower at the center of the impeachment movement targeting President Donald Trump, previously was a whistleblower witness whose public allegations scuttled the confirmation of the Trump administration’s nominee for CIA inspector general.

Attorney for Impeachment ‘Whistleblowers’ Actively Sought Trump Admin Informants

Attorney for Impeachment ‘Whistleblowers’ Actively Sought Trump Admin Informants

Mark Zaid, the activist attorney representing the so-called whistleblower at the center of the impeachment movement targeting President Donald Trump, says he is representing a second so-called whistleblower who spoke to the Intelligence Community’s inspector general about Trump’s phone call with the Ukrainian president.

Joe Biden Uses Ukraine Allegations to Fundraise

Joe Biden Uses Ukraine Allegations to Fundraise

Joe Biden’s presidential campaign blasted out a mass email over the weekend seeking to raise money from a whirlwind of reports that President Trump discussed the former vice president during a July phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

Tally of 91% of Israeli Vote Reportedly Shows Deadlocked Knesset

Tally of 91% of Israeli Vote Reportedly Shows Deadlocked Knesset

As official Israeli election results continue to trickle out, a major Israeli television network is reporting that around 91% of the national vote has already been counted and the results evidence no clear path to victory for any candidate.

Netanyahu Pledges Strong, Zionist Government as He Awaits Election Results

Netanyahu Pledges Strong, Zionist Government as He Awaits Election Results

As the country awaits final results, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed supporters at his election headquarters in Jerusalem, declaring that Israel needs “a strong government, a stable government, a Zionist government, a government that is committed to Israel as the homeland of the Jewish people.

Exit Polls Show No Clear Winner in Israeli Election

Exit Polls Show No Clear Winner in Israeli Election

Exit polls from all three of Israel’s major television networks project no clear winner in today’s historic Israeli elections, which took place five months after the last round of voting failed to form a stable governing coalition for the first time in the country’s history.

Leftist Dark Money Group Behind Supposed Grassroots ‘Impeach Kavanaugh’ Movement

Leftist Dark Money Group Behind Supposed Grassroots ‘Impeach Kavanaugh’ Movement

NEW YORK -- Demand Justice, an organization founded by former members of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign and associated with a “social welfare organization” financed by billionaire activist George Soros, has played a central role in leading activism against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh based on a quickly deteriorating claim in a controversial New York Times article.

Klein: Politico Bombs with 'Israel Snooping in D.C.' Smear

Klein: Politico Bombs with 'Israel Snooping in D.C.' Smear

NEW YORK -- Days before a critical election in Israel, Politico reported the U.S. government concluded that Israel was “most likely” behind the placement of cellphone snooping devices purportedly found in the vicinity of the White House.

9/11/2012: Politicized Intel on Benghazi Previewed the Obama Admin's Russia Hoax

9/11/2012: Politicized Intel on Benghazi Previewed the Obama Admin's Russia Hoax

Seven years after the September 11, 2012 attacks on the U.S. Special Mission in Benghazi, it is instructive to recall the Obama administration’s altering of the now infamous talking points utilized to essentially mislead the American public about the coordinated assault that resulted in the deaths of Ambassador to Libya J.

Report: Obama Admin Spied on Israeli Military Using American Satellites

Report: Obama Admin Spied on Israeli Military Using American Satellites

NEW YORK -- In the run-up to President Barack Obama’s controversial nuclear deal with Iran, the U.S. military under the Obama administration reportedly used American spy satellites to monitor Israel Defense Force actions out of concern that the Jewish state would strike Iran’s nuclear program.

Obama, Biden Briefed on Private Trump Meeting Before Comey Fed Details to FBI Team Investigating Russia Collusion

Obama, Biden Briefed on Private Trump Meeting Before Comey Fed Details to FBI Team Investigating Russia Collusion

A key revelation in the report released last week by the Justice Department’s inspector general raises questions about the roles played by Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Susan Rice and other senior members of the Obama administration in disgraced former FBI Director James Comey’s infamous classified briefing to then President-elect Donald Trump about “salacious” material inside the anti-Trump dossier.

Spotlight Greenland: Sand Deposits May Meet World’s Growing Shortage

Spotlight Greenland: Sand Deposits May Meet World’s Growing Shortage

As President Donald Trump’s recent interest in Greenland sparks a closer look at the Arctic island, it may be instructive to investigate the possibilities of Greenland becoming a major supply source to one of the most utilized resources in the world and one that is quickly disappearing -- sand.

Ocasio-Cortez: Electoral College is ‘Affirmative Action' for Rural Americans

Ocasio-Cortez: Electoral College is ‘Affirmative Action' for Rural Americans

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) continued her verbal assault on the Electoral College, this time smearing the Constitutional system that guarantees big states don’t have undue influence in electing the president as an “electoral affirmative action” scheme for rural Americans.

Steny Hoyer ‘Infuriated’ at Israeli Ambassador Instead of Omar and Tlaib

Steny Hoyer ‘Infuriated’ at Israeli Ambassador Instead of Omar and Tlaib

NEW YORK -- Instead of condemning Reps. Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar for their rabid antisemitism or for plotting a trip to Israel clearly meant to demonize and smear the Mideast’s only democracy, Democratic leaders continue to fume at Israel’s envoy to Washington, Ron Dermer, over statements he made prior to the denial of entry to the two extremist Congresswomen.

Klein: Dems Side with Rabid Antisemites over Israel

Klein: Dems Side with Rabid Antisemites over Israel

Senior Democratic members of Congress have reportedly been in discussion about ways to condemn Israel’s envoy to Washington, Ron Dermer, and the Trump administration’s ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, over their support for the Israeli government’s decision to deny entry to Reps.

Klein: Media Distort Muslim Riots on Temple Mount

Klein: Media Distort Muslim Riots on Temple Mount

Muslims on the Temple Mount – Judaism’s holiest site - engaged in a clearly orchestrated assault on Israeli police protecting the site on the very day that Jews worldwide mourned the destruction of the First and Second Jewish temples.

Echo Chamber: NYT, WaPo Print 11 Similar Talking Points on Same Day to Blame Trump for El Paso Terror

Echo Chamber: NYT, WaPo Print 11 Similar Talking Points on Same Day to Blame Trump for El Paso Terror

NEW YORK -- In separate articles on the same day, the New York Times and Washington Post each seemingly parroted the same talking points 11 times in their respective articles in their zest to baselessly connect President Trump’s rhetoric and policies to an unhinged manifesto attributed to the 21-year-old accused of murdering 22 people in cold blood and injuring dozens when he opened fire in a Walmart in El Paso.

Nine Themes in El Paso Shooter’s Manifesto the Media Ignored to Blame Trump

Nine Themes in El Paso Shooter’s Manifesto the Media Ignored to Blame Trump

NEW YORK -- In recent days, major news media outlets and prominent Democratic Party politicians have wildly sought to connect President Trump’s rhetoric and policies to an unhinged manifesto attributed to the 21-year-old accused of murdering 22 people in cold blood and injuring dozens when he opened fire in a Walmart in El Paso.

Andrew Gillum Using Private Nonprofit to ‘Flip Florida Blue’ by Registering 1 Million Voters

Andrew Gillum Using Private Nonprofit to ‘Flip Florida Blue’ by Registering 1 Million Voters

NEW YORK -- In an effort to register 1 million new voters in Florida ahead of the 2020 presidential election, failed Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum has shifted tactics from using a political committee required to report every expenditure to a private nonprofit that can disclose much less financial data, including the sources of donations.

Deep State Blame Game: Loretta Lynch Contradicts Comey's Testimony on Clinton Email Investigation

Deep State Blame Game: Loretta Lynch Contradicts Comey's Testimony on Clinton Email Investigation

NEW YORK -- Conflicting testimony and narratives between disgraced former FBI director James B. Comey and former attorney general Loretta E. Lynch raise serious questions not only about who is telling the truth but also about Comey potentially mischaracterizing or even fictionalizing key claims he made about President Trump and the Russia collusion story.

Klein: Trump Respects Independence of Intel Agencies While Obama Politicized Them

Klein: Trump Respects Independence of Intel Agencies While Obama Politicized Them

NEW YORK -- Amid the flurry of news media coverage surrounding President Donald Trump’s criticism of the U.S. intelligence community, it may be instructive to recall the Obama administration was repeatedly accused of politicizing the country’s intelligence agencies to advance its own foreign policy agenda.

James Comey: ‘There's No Deep State’

James Comey: ‘There's No Deep State’

NEW YORK -- In testimony, former FBI Director James Comey exclaimed “there's no deep state” before going on to suggest that workers risk their jobs by “speaking out” purportedly against President Donald Trump.

Klein: U.S. Withdrawal from Syria Would Be Victory for Iran, Russia and Turkey

Klein: U.S. Withdrawal from Syria Would Be Victory for Iran, Russia and Turkey

President Donald Trump’s reported decision to withdraw U.S. forces from Syria could negatively impact the campaign to rid the country of Iranian influence while the pullout telegraphs a message of abandonment to our Kurdish allies and comes as Russia solidifies control in Syria.

Netanyahu’s Son Temporarily Banned from Facebook

Netanyahu’s Son Temporarily Banned from Facebook

Facebook has blocked Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's son Yair for 24 hours after he wrote a post criticizing the social media platform as "thought police" and sharing previously banned content.

FBI Email: James Comey Briefing Was ‘Trigger’ for CNN to Break Dossier Story

FBI Email: James Comey Briefing Was ‘Trigger’ for CNN to Break Dossier Story

NEW YORK -- An FBI email states that the “trigger” for CNN to first break the story revealing salacious and unsubstantiated claims made inside the infamous anti-Trump dossier was the leaking of ex-FBI Director James Comey’s official briefing on the dossier claims to President Donald Trump.

Klein: Kirsten Gillibrand Continues Her Move Away from Israel Support

Klein: Kirsten Gillibrand Continues Her Move Away from Israel Support

NEW YORK -- Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, widely expected to mount a 2020 presidential bid, continues to maintain her distance from the bipartisan “Israel Anti-Boycott Act,” which opposes the anti-Semitic Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement targeting Israel.