Wow – El Chapo Trial Witness Testifies to $100 Million Bribe to Mexican President Pena Nieto…

Wow, this has some potential massive ramifications.  The trial of notorious drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman has been ongoing in federal court since November. During the trial today a witness and confidante of El Chapo outlined how he participated in a $100 million bribe to former Mexican President Pena Nieto.

No wonder the terms of the U.S-Mexico trade agreement (USMCA) were so favorable.

(Reuters) – A witness at the U.S. trial of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman testified on Tuesday that he previously told U.S. authorities the accused Mexican drug lord once paid a $100 million bribe to former Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto.

Alex Cifuentes, who has said he was a close associate of Guzman for years, discussed the alleged bribe under cross-examination by one of Guzman’s lawyers in Brooklyn federal court. Asked if he told authorities in 2016 that Guzman arranged the bribe, he answered, “That’s right.”

Pena Nieto was president of Mexico from December 2012 until November 2018. He previously served as governor of the state that includes Mexico City.

Guzman, 61, has been on trial in federal court in Brooklyn since November. He was extradited to the United States in 2017 to face charges of trafficking cocaine, heroin and other drugs into the country as leader of the cartel.  (read more)

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198 Responses to Wow – El Chapo Trial Witness Testifies to $100 Million Bribe to Mexican President Pena Nieto…

  1. DeWalt says:

    Escobar of Columbia pledged $50 million for Trumps impeachment. Who is he allied to in the Congress that could put that $50 mil to use toward impeachment?
    Who is all in against this wall in Congress?
    Why did the State Department under Clinton not raise any objections about the Gun Running to the Cartels under Obama?
    For Escobar to raise his head, the President is hitting nerve.

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    • whoseyore says:

      DEEP…SO DEEP! Is there really an exit to all of this evil short of our Lord’s return (which I would welcome with open arms, by the way)?
      How did things get so horribly bad? I am sure that there is much money to be had and almost everyone is involved.

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      • Guillermo Maguire says:

        Things are getting better not worse. The evil is being exposed globally in all our institutions. Prayer and repentence will help.

        Liked by 1 person

        • RKEESX says:

          THANK THE GOOD LORD, AND AL, FOR THE INTERNET. WITHOUT, WE’D KNOW ZILCH.

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        • MrG says:

          Exposing evil does not banish evil.

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          • James Ault says:

            and “they” haven’t even REALLY exposed the evil yet. Until and unless they DO, nothing will change; the corruption will continue as usual. The president would probably have to build and live in a bunker with his entire family if he declassifies everything, along with the contents of Weiner’s “life insurance” folder on that laptop which has strangely disappeared from any discussion in what?… a year or more? If THAT stuff comes out, we will get some kind of action; the kind that the deep state doesn’t want… so, I don’t imagine we will be so lucky as to become informed… but, we can still hope, a little.

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    • DeWalt, $50 million you say? Hmmm… Isn’t that what Dan Jones got when he left DiFiChiSpy’s Senate Intel Cmte to “verify” the Steele Dossier. I always thought those DC folks were smoking crack.

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      • cali says:

        @bearlodgeblog: Hmm………that reminds me of China’s stealth spy DiFi ‘suddenly’ is concerned with human and child trafficking. The very first time too!
        One of the commenters on her twitter feeds asked Feinstein if she is concerned about these children before they are brought in from Mexico?

        So there is that…..!

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    • Realist says:

      In anything corrupt and criminal all roads lead back to Bath House Barry HUSSEIN Soetero OHOMO its the MUSLIM way and Barry Soetero is remembered as a particularly DEVOUT MUSLIM by ALL his Indonesian school contemporaries.

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  2. VinceWhirlwind says:

    Corruption is literally in the DNA of most Middle American citizens, effecting all levels of their society, they live with it every day. 100 million? For the president? That’s it? That’s chumpchange.

    The elephant in the room? Demand. Where is all that money coming from? The drug addiction of our fellow Americans is fueling this modern day scourge on society. Are the supply side of this equation the only bad guys?

    This is a very complex problem we face.

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    • Curt says:

      America, possibly the most drug addicted society the world has ever known, is paying for all this corruption and violence. The consequences, both direct and unintended, are beyond comprehension. A sick society getting sicker with each new Democrat elected…….

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  3. Right to reply says:

    I just keep praying for Trump’s safety!

    Liked by 8 people

  4. jjs says:

    How many Democrats are being paid from drug cartel money? My guess is an awful lot.

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  5. jjs says:

    How many Democrats are being paid from drug cartel money? My guess is an awful lot.

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  6. Donna in Oregon says:

    Wait until the public sees how much the Cartels have paid American politicians and bureaucrats.

    Oh wait, the FBI is right that, eh? Did anyone really think that Eric Holder took out the Italian mafia because it was the right thing to do? That’s funny! Hilarious! Eric Holder took out the competition for the Drug Cartels from South America because they pay really, really good.

    Our SA Foreign Aid money probably goes to the Cartels to help farmers with the poppy crops.

    We have to be the easiest marks on the planet (eyeroll).

    The Globalists know that they can do whatever they want, they own our FBI/DOJ/Judges just like the Italian mafia once did. The Cartels launder their money thru legit banks, HSBC for one, remember Jim Comey’s bank? Hell, the Cartels use the same offshore Law Firm tax evasion/money laundering scam firms as the Elites (Panama Papers/Paradise Papers) The same places as Soros, and politicians all over the world. Clinton and Obama used Perkins Coie to set-up Trump. There is nothing sacred, no institution that doesn’t have dirty money and corruption calling the shots. The IRS doesn’t go after Federal employees for not paying their taxes. How come? What about Al Sharpton? Did he have to pay his taxes? Go to jail for not paying? Nope…..
    .
    It’s their modus operandi. Over and over..

    Seriously, no one knew? Come on man……..it’s so obvious.

    The only back-up Donald Trump has is his family…..and us. That’s it.

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    • Absolutely spot on.
      Remember that Obama’s administration sidelined the years-long investigation into Hamas complicity with South American drug trading into the USA. Likely this was part of a deal for laundered $$ to the corruptocrats.

      Just as the epochtimes article posted today about FBI trying to hire Steele again after Comey firing revealed a clear money motive from Deripaska against Manafort on a failed deal–money is always at the heart of these folks political actions.

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      • Realist says:

        Bath House Barry HUSSEIN Soetero Obama did everything possible to help ISLAM during his corrupt reign including the precipitous withdrawal from Iraq that allowed ISIS to move in and guaranteeing Iran got the Nuke and giving them 150 Billion ‘$ in USED NOTES to help them finance their Islamic TERRORISM all around the world.

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    • Patrick healy says:

      Well Donna he has all the wonderful Treepers on his team.
      Plus plenty of supporters on the other side of the Atlantic swamp.
      At least you have a proper leader, over here we a choice between the worst prime minister in history and a poor facsimile of (colonel?) Bernie Saunders.

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      • Patrick healy says:

        Have

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      • Donna in Oregon says:

        Patrick, it all begins with a Declaration of Independence. Start writing, make some history.

        It starts like this:

        “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

        No one can take your Liberty. No one! The only way to lose Liberty is to let them. The Elites can’t take it from the British people, it has to be given.

        Never give up! Never, ever give in!

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  7. JMP says:

    Sorry for my ignorance, but I didn’t understand SD’s statement “No wonder the terms of the U.S-Mexico trade agreement (USMCA) were so favorable.” Could someone explain? Thanks.

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    • YeahYouRight says:

      I didn’t get that either, JMP. Anyone?

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    • I suspect that SD is alluding to the leverage that POTUS and his negotiators must have had in negotiations, by virtue of knowing about the $100 million bribe. Even in a known corrupt country like Mexico, that is a whopping amount of money and shocking.

      Anyone else, please chime in if I’m misinterpreting.

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    • I assumed SD was referring to the benefits to US, in return for PDJT’s support for AMLO. AMLO’s main platform was ending corruption. PDJT helped AMLO save face by bringing $16/hr auto salaries to MX. PDJT needs a prosperous MX on our border and that can only happen at low level of corruption. (We all saw what happened to US economy when Obama’s crony capitalism came to town.)

      SD must get a chuckle out of those few times he writes an ambiguous line, and he gets to watch us guess.

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  8. MrG says:

    It’s truly a miracle PDJT is still alive.

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  9. Ackman420 says:

    Does any one else here see the need to eventually invade that shithole? Not that we want or need the extra Mexicans, but to simply wipe out the Cartel power as much as possible through overwhelming firepower. I’d say that Mexico is already radicalized with the cartel ideology of murder.
    What’s it gonna take? Mass murders on our soil?

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  10. ~Funny how former Director of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force BRUCE OHR; who was working in the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, Couldn’t find time to do his Job….BUT…had plenty of time to be the Go-Between for Chris Steele, Andy McCabe, Peter Strzok, Lisa Page, Sally Yates &……ANDREW WEISSMAN.~
    Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto on Wednesday offered to pay for President Trump’s impeachment instead of a $21.6 billion border wall separating the two nations. “We would pay for the ‘whole enchilada,’” Peña Nieto told reporters on the steps of the National Palace in Mexico City. “Impeachment is far cheaper than a border wall, and frankly, no one will want an expensive border wall after Trump’s gone, anyway.”
    –“While the cost of impeachment is just a drop in the bucket of the multi-trillion dollar federal budget, every little bit helps,” said [Sen. John McCain], effusively praising the Mexican financial offer at a news conference. “And it’s time to get this idiot out of office anyway.”– What say you Sen. Lindsey ‘Grahamnesty’ Graham (RINO-SC)?

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  11. MikeLashewitz says:

    To all those who are surprised this happened please express your surprise below.
    To all those who have realized time and again how corrupt Hispanic governments really are and that includes every Hispanic government across the planet and yes I mean Puerto Rico as well . . . Please express how you are so very tired of corrupt Clintonesque politics.

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  12. Mike diamond says:

    How much is chapo paying Chuck and nancy to keep the border open!????we need a full investigation into Chuck schummmmmerrrrr,and Nancy polisi!,follow the money trail,this could be why Nancy says we don’t need a wall,so chapo, keeps paying her !

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  13. Mike diamond says:

    Mueller should be investigating Nancy and chuck,!

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  14. Kneale says:

    Are our politicians cheaper? They’re not fighting the boarder wall for peanuts you know and 40 years of kicking the can made lots of millionaires.

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  15. Kneale says:

    Are our politicians cheaper? They’re not fighting the boarder wall for peanuts you know and 40 years of kicking the can made lots of millionaires.

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