Sunday, May 28, 2017

Hot LINE to the Kremlin. & Saudi Deal .

Wow there is so much to comment on . It's getting A BIT mind bending. Trump is trusting Jared Kushner, his son-in-law, with many sensitive issues. Now, it looks unsure if Kushner will even be in the position for much longer. (#)>>Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump’s husband and one of President Trump’s most trusted advisors, discussed with the Russian ambassador the possibility of using Russian diplomatic facilities for the communications channel, it has been alleged. It's interesting to note as I wrote before is that Trump's Russian connections were all business related . Somehow after President's Trumps so many gaffes , (1.1)>> tweets and self incrimination . The look of being "guilty" {TRUMP} of Russian meddling & SO ON.Though Voting machines were not tampered with during the 2016 presidential election, voter rolls went untouched and there were no reported security breaches of official election offices, according to former President Barack Obama and the U.S. intelligence community. As far as 2016-related "hacking" is concerned, private individuals connected to failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton had their emails stolen and leaked in batches during the election. BLAMING the Russians for me is a "false flag" , its more about shifting the blame away from  our broken system that made Trump win . It's a horrible policy , it has all the ear marks of cold war mentality , McCarthyism . It's a wild goose witch hunt that will go in circles . (1.2)>>The ONLY EVIDENCE against Mr. Trump is the Business associations . I think there is a lot dirty laundry if you believe the (***)>>MOB connection stories. Now Jared Kushner, Both the (1.3)>>Washington Post and the New York Times report Kushner wanted to set up the back channel to avoid surveillance by U.S secret services.The discussions between Kushner and ambassador Sergey Kislyak took place between Trump’s election triumph and his inauguration in January and reportedly left the ambassador shocked at the suggestion the American could be allowed to use embassy equipment. The 
Kushner's red  hot line
for Moscow .
former F.B.I.
  director Comey  is known to have drafted a series of memos about his interactions with Trump, and—importantly—with other White House and Administration officials. Whether Kushner is mentioned in the Comey memos is not known. But its striking that The first, which was originally reported by The New Yorker, occurred in early December, at Trump Tower, when Kushner and Michael Flynn, then the incoming national-security adviser, met with (1.4)>>Sergey Kislyak, the Russian Ambassador to the United States. On Friday evening, the Washington Post added dramatic new details about what occurred at this meeting, which it said took place on December 1st or 2nd. Kushner and Kislyak, according to the Post’s sources, “discussed the possibility of setting up a secret and secure (2)>>communications channel between Trump’s transition team and the Kremlin, using Russian diplomatic facilities in an apparent move to shield their pre-inauguration discussions from monitoring.” 
A few points about this story. First, the fact that we monitor the Russian ambassador’s communications isn’t a secret, but specific conversations like the one above are classified information. Someone at the FBI or the NSA is putting themselves way out on a limb here, presumably with the intent of damaging Kushner. Even if the story is true, there’s a motive behind the leak. Second, if Kislyak assumes, as he probably does, that his communications are intercepted, then it’s also possible that not everything he reports home is true. This is similar to another report this week about Russian officials bragging they could control Trump through Gen. Flynn. They may have said those things but that doesn’t make them true. In that case, the story itself said we didn’t know if they’d actually tried to influence anyone, only that they’d talked about doing it.  Why attempt to conceal communications from our own national security?  These are not signs of someone up to something innocent.  They are huge red flags, and that is, of course, why there was such alarm at the FBI et al. In context, the attempt to set up a secret communications line with an adversary may very well be part of a larger inchoate crime, i.e., evidence of intent. Five Democratic Congressmen also penned a letter demanding that Kushner’s security clearance be revoked. Kushner failed to disclose information on his foreign contacts, a requirement for top secret clearance. “Lack of candor, particularly regarding contacts with Russian officials, was a significant issue for the Trump administration,” the congressmen indicated, citing Michael Flynn’s firing and Jeff Sessions’s recusal from the Russian investigations as reason for questioning Kushner’s clearance. “We are concerned Jared Kushner may have engaged in similar deceptions.”
 The Real Truth behind Trump's Saudi Arabia deal.
Oligarchy has made an "arms deal" with Saudi Arabia . I have to put to question the vary true nature of this deal . Many suspicions arise .  On the afternoon of May 1, President Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, welcomed a high-level delegation of Saudis to a gilded reception room next door to the White House and delivered a brisk pep talk: “Let’s get this done today.” Even in Israel, where Mr. Trump is likely to be welcomed with open arms, tensions have surfaced over his sharing classified Israeli intelligence during a meeting with Russia’s foreign minister and ambassador to the United States, and a smaller flap over the political status of the Western Wall.Still, the Saudi visit is not without risk. Mr. Obama made Riyadh, the Saudi capital, his first stop in the Middle East in June 2009, hoping to enlist the Saudis in a new Israeli-Palestinian peace effort. King Salman’s predecessor, King Abdullah, rebuffed the young president. President Trump has just announced the sale of a whopping $110 billion to Saudi Arabia which includes “tanks and helicopters for border security, ships for coastal security, intelligence-gathering aircraft, a missile-defense radar
system, and cybersecurity tools,” reports ABC News. It forms part of a 10-year, $350 billion agreement in a “strategic vision” between the two countries, reports the Washington Post.   But the White House said that Saudi Arabia would be spending $110 billion on defense contracts as part of a broader deal signed by Trump and Saudi King Salman during the visit. Curiously what is in this "broader deal" ? (3)>>It's strange for a President of the United States to go to the Western Wall in Jerusalem "pray " , and at the same time make "arms deals" with the Saudis ? The Israelis  gave a muted response on Sunday to a major arms deal between the United States and Saudi Arabia announced a day earlier during the visit to the region by U.S. President Donald Trump."This is a matter that really should trouble us," said Israeli Energy Minister Yuval
Steinitz prior to the weekly cabinet meeting, although Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made no mention of the deal in his customary public remarks. Arming the Saudis in military terms as an "ally" of the United States has far grater implications .
First Saudi Arabia is a strategic partner against Iran .  It must be noted 
Donald Trump should spend his time usefully in Riyadh by discussing how to avoid his Saudi hosts carrying out another 9/11 atrocity in the US instead of making baseless claims of terrorism against other countries, Iran’s foreign minister has advised.In his speech to Arab heads of state in the Saudi capital, Mr Trump repeatedly attacked Iran, claiming it “funds arms, trains militias that spread destruction and chaos” and pointing to Iran’s support for Syria’s Bashar al-Assad as he committed “unspeakable crimes”.The US President added that people in Iran had “endured hardship and despair under their leaders’ reckless pursuit of conflict and terror”. Earlier, King Salman of Saudi Arabia also railed against Iran calling the country “the spearhead of terrorism”. It seems Mr. TRUMP is spreading the same misinformation against Iran for Saudi interests . Most of the 19 terrorists who murdered nearly 3,000 people in New York in 2001 were Saudi citizens and there have repeated accusations that members of the Saudi hierarchy were complicit in the attack.Iran’s foreign secretary Javad Zarif pointed out Mr Trump had himself previously suggested the Saudis were behind the 9/11 attacks. Giving Weapons to the Saudis is more a military plan for a future war . By arming an ally ahead of time AS MUCH AS THIS PROXY ARMS DEAL REALLY IS ABOUT . Third, and perhaps most perniciously, the deal means that the United States is stepping up its support for Saudi Arabia’s proxy war against Iranian-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen, the poorest country in the Middle East, in which more than ten thousand civilians have already been killed, an unknown number of whom were blown to pieces by American-supplied bombs. In a piece published at the Hill, Kristine Beckerle, a researcher at Human Rights Watch, said her organization had documented eighty-one attacks by the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen over the last two years, many of which were “possible war crimes. In almost two dozen of these cases . . . we were able to identify the U.S. weapons that were used.”

(#)>>Jared Kushner. As NBC News reported, he is considered only a “person of interest” — a term that has no legal definition and does not signify that he could face criminal charges. But it is clear that Kushner remains at the center of the investigation. Back in April, it was revealed that he failed to disclose dozens of meetings with foreign officials on his security clearance application, The Hill reported. That included the meeting with Kislyak, the report added.“Among the meetings that Kushner omitted from his national security questionnaire were one with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak and another with Sergey Gorkov, the CEO of the Russian state-owned bank Vnesheconombank,” The Hillclaimed, citing reports from the New York Times.Kushner has most recently come under scrutiny for reportedly failing to disclose millions of dollars worth of art on his financial disclosure forms.Kushner has emerged as one of the most important figures in the White House, deep within Donald Trump’s inner circle and taking the lead on many initiatives. It was Kushner who ushered through a more than $100 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia, for example.(1.1)>> tweets and self incrimination A lot has changed in the two months since former chief Justice Department spokesman Matthew Miller joined us to discuss the FBI’s investigation of the Trump campaign’s role in subverting the 2016 election: President Trump fired FBI Director James Comey; Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstine appointed Comey’s friend, former FBI director Robert Mueller, to oversee the investigation as Justice Department special counsel; and a large number of leaks points to the likelihood that Trump himself has attempted to obstruct justice. With the similarities to Watergate mounting, we brought Miller back to the program to reassess the scandal and where the investigation might lead.  (1.2)>>The ONLY EVIDENCE.  No American banks will approve Trump's loans because of 6 bankruptcies, that is why Trump and Co went to get loans from Deutsche Bank and Russian banks. They approved his loans and finally got contact with Putin... That is why Russians helped him in securing his presidency.. In turn they asked Trump to lift sanctions.....That is why he hired people who are loyal to him and to Russia in his cabinet... This is the real truth... Follow the money...  (***)>>MOB connection stories.  The March , 2017 the FBI and NYPD Joint Organized Crime Task Force have arrested ten men in New York City today on charges of running a racketeering conspiracy as part of an organized crime effort. What’s notable is that these men and their crime family have alleged ties to the Russian mafia and to Donald Trump – raising the question of whether this move was made as part of the FBI’s ongoing investigation into Trump and Russia. Last year NEWSWEEK put out a interesting article on Trump ties to the Mob . Regrettably no one read it :   (1.3)>>Washington Post .  U.S. officials briefed on intelligence reports told The Washington Post.The president's son-in-law and senior adviser inquired about using Russian diplomatic facilities for the communications, apparently to shield the talks, Russian ambassador to the U.S. Sergei Kislyak told his superiors that Kushner floated the idea during a meeting at Trump Tower on Dec. 1 or 2, according to the Post, which cited intercepts of Russian communications reviewed by U.S. officials.Kislyak was reportedly taken aback by the proposal of allowing an American to use Russian communications equipment, which the Post noted could have carried security risks for both the Trump transition team and Moscow.Michael Flynn, whom President Trump had already tapped to serve as national security adviser at the time, reportedly attended the meeting.The Democratic National Committee (DNC) on Friday responded to the report of Kushner's meeting by calling for Trump to fire him from his White House position as a senior adviser. (1.4)>>Sergey Kislyak, the Russian Ambassador. When Donald Trump delivered his first foreign policy speech of the 2016 campaign at a Washington hotel last April, a special foreign guest was in attendance: Sergey Kislyak, Russia’s ambassador to Washington.Before the speech, the soft-spoken Russian envoy and other foreign ambassadors mingled at a backstage reception also attended by Trump and future Attorney General Jeff Sessions, according to an account written by one of the event’s hostsAfterward, Kislyak sat near the front and listened as Trump bashed the Washington foreign policy status quo and repeated his controversial call for a new dawn in U.S.-Russian relations. “I believe an easing of tensions and improved relations with Russia—from a position of strength only—is possible, absolutely possible,” Trump said in a ballroom at the Mayflower Hotel. “Some say the Russians won’t be reasonable. I intend to find out.”   If Kislyak’s name sounds vaguely familiar, it’s because the veteran diplomat was also at the center of the earlier Russia scandal that led to the resignation of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. Flynn left the White House in February after reports emerged that he had lied to Vice President Mike Pence about discussing sanctions on Russia with Kislyak during a phone conversation in December.But it turns out that wasn’t the only interaction between Flynn and Kislyak. On Thursday afternoon, the White House — potentially trying to get ahead of more damaging revelations — said that Kislyak and Flynn also held a previously undisclosed meeting in December. Also present at the meeting with Kislyak: Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law and consigliere.  Some U.S. officials believe Kislyak to be more than a stubborn advocate for Russia’s foreign policy: On Tuesday, the Kremlin’s top spokesman, Dmitri Peskov, denounced as “fake news” a CNN report that cited unnamed U.S. officials alleging that Kislyak is an intelligence officer who recruits and runs spies.  (2)>>communications channel between Trump’s transition team .  Mr Kushner was a trusted Trump adviser last year, overseeing the campaign's digital strategy, and remains an influential confidant within the White House.One likely area of interest for investigators would be Mr Kushner's own meetings with Russians, given that such encounters with a variety of Trump associates are at the root of the sprawling probe, now overseen by former FBI director Robert Mueller.Mr Flynn was pushed out of the White House in February after officials said he misled Vice President Mike Pence about whether he and the ambassador had discussed US sanctions against Russia in a phone call. Sally Yates, the former acting attorney general, told Congress this month that that deception left Flynn vulnerable to being blackmailed by the Russians. Mr Flynn remains under federal investigation in Virginia over his foreign business ties and was interviewed by the FBI in January about his contacts with Mr Kislyak.(3)>>It's strange for a President of the United States to go to the Western Wall in Jerusalem "pray " , and at the same time make "arms deals" with the Saudis? Most of the Terrorism against Israel was Saudi sponsored  ,   Saudi support for the Hamas?    The royal family of Saudi Arabia donated more than $4 billion to the Palestinians between 1998 and 2003 to help finance offensive terrorist operations against Israel, a new report says.According to the Middle East Media Research Institute, a Washington, D.C-based group that monitors Mideast media, the House of Saud’s support has gone to “‘Mujahideen fighters’ and ‘families of martyrs'” killed in operations against the Jewish state.“For decades the royal family of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has been the main financial supporter of Palestinian groups fighting Israel, through the creation of two major committees,” says the report, which was released 

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