Major Obama/Clinton Fundraiser and Donor Pleads Guilty as Foreign Agent and Contributing Illegal Campaign Contributions…

Boy howdy, this DOJ announcement is alarming on many levels.  Imaad Zuberi, a 49-year-old resident of Arcadia, California, has agreed to plead guilty to a variety of illegal activities surrounding campaign contributions, political influence, and unregistered lobbying on behalf of foreign clients.  Mr. Zuberi was under DOJ, FBI and IRS investigation since 2015 (<= important aspect on the alarming part).

(Via DOJ) Federal prosecutors today filed a criminal case charging Imaad Shah Zuberi, a Southern California campaign fundraiser, with falsifying records to conceal his work as a foreign agent while lobbying high-level U.S. government officials. The criminal charges allege that Zuberi engaged in lobbying efforts that earned him millions of dollars, most of which was pilfered from his clients, and Zuberi has agreed to plead guilty to those charges at a later date, pursuant to a plea agreement.

[…] In addition to violating the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA), Zuberi is charged in a criminal information with tax evasion and making almost $1 million in illegal campaign contributions that included funneling money from foreign entities and individuals to influence U.S. elections.

[…] Zuberi, who operated a venture capital firm called Avenue Ventures, solicited foreign nationals and representatives of foreign governments with claims he could use his influence in Washington, D.C. to change United States foreign policy and create business opportunities for his clients and himself.

According to court documents, clients gave Zuberi money for consulting fees, to make investments, or to fund campaign contributions. As part of his efforts to influence public policy, Zuberi hired lobbyists, retained public relations professionals and made campaign contributions – which gave him access to high-level U.S. officials, some of whom took action in support of his clients. As evidence of his access and influence, Zuberi distributed to his clients photographs of himself discussing policy with elected officials.

While some U.S. officials were willing to take action on issues Zuberi put forward, most of Zuberi’s business efforts were unsuccessful and his clients suffered significant losses. Many of the lobbyists, public relations consultants, and other subcontractors also suffered losses when Zuberi refused to pay them, according to the information. Zuberi, on the other hand, became wealthy, primarily as the result of fraudulent representations about his background, influence, and the use of client funds, much of which constituted an “outright conversion of client money for defendant Zuberi’s own personal benefit,” the information states.

The information details dozens of illegal campaign contributions – including those paid by Zuberi using the names of other people, “conduit contributions” made by others that Zuberi reimbursed, and contributions to U.S. political campaigns that were financed by foreign entities and individuals.

The information further states that Zuberi accepted money from two foreign companies with promises that the funds would be used to contribute to political campaigns, but Zuberi took the vast majority of the money – more than $1.1 million – for his own personal use.  (read more)

Here’s an additional alarming part.  The DOJ and FBI were investigating Mr. Zuberi since 2014 and 2015, but for some reason the Obama administration never brought charges.  One could argue Zuberi was just participating in a financial process that was business as usual for politicians in the swamp.

However, while the lack of charges against Zuberi, perhaps related to the contributions the Obama and Clinton teams were gaining, allowed Zuberi to continue his malicious effort; after Donald Trump won the 2016 election, Mr. Zuberi turned his influence efforts toward the incoming Trump administration:

What are the odds the lack of DOJ/FBI prosecution was part of an intentional design to let sketchy characters interact with incoming administration officials?

 

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188 Responses to Major Obama/Clinton Fundraiser and Donor Pleads Guilty as Foreign Agent and Contributing Illegal Campaign Contributions…

  1. American Nationalist says:

    The even bigger picture here is to try to make FARA stick, and even better to appear neutral by pointing out that he aligned with Democrats. As the case was with Craig James. This is mostly posturing by the DOJ.

    Liked by 6 people

    • Alex Pazzo says:

      “”What are the odds the lack of DOJ/FBI prosecution was part of an intentional design to let sketchy characters interact with incoming administration officials?””SD
      Pretty damn high…premeditated dirtying. It looks like the swamp threw up lots of things to see what would stick.
      Anyone else noticing a shift in the winds?

      Liked by 25 people

      • roddrepub says:

        I am. I know it’s tough to not be angry with these crooks waking around, but all in due time.

        Liked by 3 people

      • MelH says:

        Parents who spent tons of money to get their kids into good colleges have gone to prison, but Zuberi will not be prosecuted? McCabe will not be prosecuted? And Epstein just moved to another Island maybe to partner with Harvey Weinstein. (sarc)

        Liked by 1 person

  2. parleyvous says:

    Business as usual with FBI and DOJ crooks.

    Liked by 12 people

  3. Michael Kunz says:

    Probably the very tip of the iceberg!

    Liked by 6 people

  4. TMonroe says:

    A familiar name pops up in addition to Barry and Hillary:

    https://www.roanoke.com/news/top-republicans-heavily-finance-octavia-johnson-s-effort/article_a4cb53c8-7294-11e3-8ccb-0019bb30f31a.html

    “Zuberi contributed $250,000 to governor-elect Terry McAuliffe’s campaign, according to The Virginia Public Access Project.”

    Liked by 23 people

  5. snarkybeach says:

    Today, NPR did a long piece about the Giuliani Ukrainians recently arrested for FARA violations. The NPR reporter was breathless about getting the “If True” accusations out into the ether and how their funding is sketchy (it might be Russian). They seem to think impeachment is going to center on firing the Obama/Hillary-loving ambassador. At the very least, they think Rudy deserves prison time for investigating the 2016 election origins.

    Liked by 10 people

  6. everywhereguyy says:

    Huh, who knew lol

    Liked by 5 people

  7. CoHoBo says:

    Can’t be.
    The Obama administration was scandal free.

    Liked by 22 people

  8. justlizzyp says:

    So the ‘quid pro quo’ impeachment angle isn’t going too well – time for Plan M.

    Liked by 9 people

  9. It would be nice to know who allowed him to buy his way onto Trump’s inauguration committee – did they not vet the guy or something?

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Freepetta says:

    So it took getting rid of that slimy and corrupt Obama Administration. Remember; “not a smidgen of corruption.”
    We all knew there was billions of foreign money going into Democratic candidates.
    I’m sure there are many many more dirty foreign bundlers working on behalf of corrupt politicians from both parties.
    Sickening!! Truly SICKENING!!

    Liked by 16 people

  11. This could be a terrific sign that Cover-Up Cases are getting REVIVED!

    Liked by 11 people

  12. Elle says:

    while I’m sure I’m wishful thinking, another possibility is that the lack of prosecutions was because those good rank and file DOJ/FBI that Hannity talks about were investigating this back in 2014 and 2015 and knew that it was pointless to bring charges unless the targets were removed from office and positions of power. Remember, one of the first things that Trump did was write those EO’s.

    Liked by 2 people

  13. H. Hawke says:

    When even Chuck Grassley is suspicious about the IG, Barr and Durham reports . . .

    Liked by 4 people

    • Robster says:

      Grassley makes no mention of Barr or Durham.

      Liked by 4 people

      • Dutchman says:

        Ultimately, as we have seen, I.G.Horowitz works for Barr.

        Nuff said, or need I repeat that Barr was confirmed on Mitchs say so, the same mitch that is threatening PDJT with impeachment, if Trump makes good on his campaign promise to pull our troops out of endless mideast wars?

        Liked by 2 people

        • ann says:

          “Barr confirmed on Mitch’es say so, same Mitch threatening PDjT w impeachment if campaign promise to extract our troops from ME quagmire”

          Once again, Dutch, you outline “The Big Picture”.

          Liked by 1 person

      • Rhoda R says:

        Grassley is probably the last person who needs to be complaining about ANY one not investigating or prosecuting.

        Liked by 1 person

    • hokkoda says:

      I bet it gets released after the Brennan/Clapper interviews. I’m much more optimistic that this report contains damning information, not the usual “honest mistakes were made” kinds of stuff.

      Lots of reporting the last few months that Durham and Horowitz are collaborating. Why release a report about FISA abuses when you’re conducting a criminal probe involving the key players in that potential FISA abuse?

      Also news today that the House is going to drag out their phony impeachment. Something has changed which has caused some shifting timelines. Pelosi released her summary of the articles of impeachment yesterday. They’re done, so the delay is suspect.

      Liked by 8 people

      • Chieftain says:

        Comey, Clapper & Brennan may be hung out (in a Wolfe kind of way), but I doubt any of the Obama team Clinton-Biden-Kerry-Lynch-Rice-Powers-will be touched. Two tier justice, with an occasional soft landing scapegoat, but only as needed.

        Liked by 1 person

        • You will be surprise….chief…

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        • hokkoda says:

          The best part is that Barr/Durham don’t need to lay a finger on Obama or his inner circle. If they conduct a criminal investigation that successfully prosecutes Brennan, Comey, et al for conspiracy to commit ______, they will have done something that Trump has been doing for 3 years: destroying the Obama legacy. If they wind up wiping the floor with ex Obama Administration officials, that’s just as good.

          If Durham/Barr have enough to prosecute Brennan/Comey/Clapper, then we’re also going to see Strzok, McCabe, Ohr, Simpson, Steele, and a few others get rolled up along with them. Think of the good that would do, and the deterrent value it would have for future Administrations. And as a bonus, think of the things these people might say under duress. Clapper has already suggested that they were just doing what Obama told them to do.

          Obama’s legacy is being dismantled. This cabal is just another branch on the tree getting pruned.

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    • Joebkonobi says:

      It’s a given that Horowitz report will be a nothing burger based on Sundance’s earlier article re CIA propoganda. CIA knows already what Horowitz report says. As expected it will generally say, “mistakes were made” but nothing nefarious happened. We know that is Bulls*it!

      Our only hope now is Barr & Durham. I do not think Durham is close to releasing pertinent info because of the investigation complexity of the coup effort and attempts of deep state to cover.

      At some point soon Barr has to start releasing declass documents to counter dems coup. Timing is everything and if no declass info released UniParty & globalist wins.

      This is for all the marbles and right now I pray President Trump has a “wingman” as his AG. PDJT has delegated his declass authority to Barr. Time for Barr to go on offense.

      This is about the Globalists, deep state incl. CIA/FBI/State Dept., EU, China, Iran, Canada, US House & Senate VS. President Trump, us deploables, conservative investigative reporters, a handful of Congress critters and hopefully Barr & Durham.

      If we fail there will be no turning back and we lose our Tepunlic and the Constitution it was founded upon. We may be the underdog but we are smarter than them, have GOD on our side and a President that knows how to fight and has the will to fight. WE are his army & we will never surrender to tyranny. When told to surrender we will say “NUTS” ,and the final victory will be ours, our sons and daughters, future generations and our Republic.

      I am obviously frustrated with what is going on but refuse to give up.

      Liked by 5 people

      • pbr22 says:

        POTUS’ reputation is getting trashed bigtime, and remember Demwits don’t just want him out, they want him destroyed. To the point where no one will do business with him. His company has already suffered. God protect President Donald J Trump.

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      • hokkoda says:

        I think it’ll probably be like the last one, which was chock full of evidence of deep political bias at FBI which produced an exoneration of Clinton in order to help her win. It even trashed Comey as an insubordinate boob.

        But the headline was “no bias”, and that became the narrative.

        Cynical Me thinks they’ll try to thread the needle this way, maybe refer somebody for prosecution for something like signing off on a false application, then DOJ declines to prosecute because the individual (Comey or Rosenstein) no longer works in the government.

        Realist me thinks that guys like Durham absolutely despise people like Comey because they get away with murder by blaming “process” which undermines legitimate prosecutors. The King Solomon solution is they pick one head that will roll, most likely Comey because his signature is in the FISA app.

        The impeachment delay the Democrats in the House announced today is really weird. They may suspect that the IG Report is going to suck up the news cycle. Pelosi already released her impeachment talking points, so they’re basically done. Why delay?

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      • j'accuse says:

        Yes and another layer was all of the pro-EU, pro-west NGOs in Ukraine and throughout Europe, some partly funded by grants from the State Dept, whose diplomatic mission was complicated by programs within State to promote energy and other commercial interests.

        Liked by 1 person

    • Should read “leads me to believe we need to make sure it isn’t deep sixed by derp state.”

      But it doesn’t, does it?

      Words, and how they are presented, matter.

      Liked by 2 people

  14. CNN_sucks says:

    Sounds like Manafort. He was the darling of the establishment until he wasn’t.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Deplorable_Vespucciland says:

      Nope. The Democrats and The Press have hated him since he worked with Roger Stone during the Reagan Revolution in the ’80s. Paul Manafort needs to be released and this Adbul Shah Hussein Muhammed al Barack Whatever guy needs to go into solitary confinement until he starts squealing on his partners in crime!

      Liked by 5 people

  15. vfm#7634 says:

    He has to go back. Deport the fellow to Iran.

    Liked by 6 people

    • Zy says:

      He can meet up with Khomeini Kerry there.

      Liked by 8 people

      • ann says:

        I’d assumed deportation, immigration law was politically co opted by the Union of Immigration Judges,

        evidently, in The Progressive March Forward Together , Dear Leaders deemed subversion, foreign predators, accepting bribes, foundation entrepreneurs are “matters” to be treated as legal anachronisms.

        ,
        This archaic belief that governments should protect indigenous populations! .
        It’s simply deplorable, this backwards mass irreconcilable opposition to the epoch of transnational post history . Sarc. 🦅

        Liked by 1 person

  16. Jase says:

    “… a non-profit organisation established by a former high ranking elected official …”.
    Gosh, I wonder what that’s all about?

    Liked by 7 people

  17. beaujest says:

    Did Pierre Delecto get any money ?

    Liked by 8 people

  18. De Oppresso Liber says:

    If the FBI/DOJ was currently investigating them for such criminality, then why didn’t they NOTIFY A PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN that they were being targeted by a sketchy/criminal agent(s)?

    Liked by 13 people

    • Bill says:

      Isn’t it amazing? Instead of notifying a candidate they waited to see if they would take the bait?? I’ve said this a thousand times about the Russia Hoax, if they claim it was just them trying to protect Trumps campaign and America they had an ABSOLUTE LEGAL OBLIGATION TO NOTIFY THE AMERICAN TARGET!!!!

      The DOJ/IC is completely FUBAR’ed. They literally need to fire everyone all the way down to the bottom lowest level of management. People that probably have a better grasp of how to ethically run their departments without any of the corruption. And if that doesn’t work you go to the even lower rungs of agents that’s aspire to be management and still give a damn about this county.

      Either one of those options or you eliminate all IC agencies.

      Liked by 8 people

      • If you’re counting on “they”, you’re going to be sorely disappointed.

        It’s about time we started thinking in terms of WE.

        We The People, the rightful controllers of the “government” according to the Constitution we’ve allowed them to ignore (unless it was useful to them at the moment) for far too long.

        “We can’t rely on those who rigged the system to fix the system…and the system is rigged folks.”

        Where did I hear that before?

        Liked by 3 people

      • De Oppresso Liber says:

        I used to believe that the problems were limited to the more senior personnel with political aspirations, but the deeper we’ve gotten into this clusterjerk, the more convinced I’ve become that the rot has permeated down through the ranks of the FBI / Intel agencies much the same way our Armed Forces were bastardized and transformed under the America haters.

        It started under Bush the Younger (spit), and when Mule-Ear, Brennan, Clapper, et al. became policy making-level directors, they of course sought out and recruited the type of people they wanted (Weissman, Yates, Carlin, McCabe, Rosenstine, et al.), and then groomed them for advancement.

        Sadly, they have permanently damaged the reputations of our federal law enforcement and intelligence gathering agencies beyond repair. As dangerous as it sounds, I believe that only radical intervention can save them now.

        Liked by 1 person

    • Why on earth are these kinds of questions typed out and posted to these threads?

      Liked by 1 person

  19. Kleen says:

    Another FBI method exposed

    So much for sources and methods

    This one method is to allow criminals roam around for years until they can be pushed on to the opposition like a virus. Once they can be associated with the opposition…. busted! The opposition is now associated with a criminal.
    Got it!
    Butina was also used as a virus to unleash surveillance everyone she came in contact with.
    P. Byrne was asked by the FBI to get her around Republicans.

    What a method! This is what they hide under classification!!!!!!!

    Liked by 12 people

  20. mylabs5 says:

    Chicken feed. Remember the 1MBD exec and the Fugees rapper who have been indicted over the $21+ MILLION looted from the bank and contributed to the OBAMA campaign.

    Anyone done an audit on how much money Obama had in his war chest when he left office? Pretty sure he pocketed that.
    Would make a great read.

    Liked by 7 people

    • litlbit2 says:

      When the so called smart people can not find Obama’s school records does anyone believe there is a honesty CPA firm capable of a honest audit that would take on the task?

      Liked by 6 people

    • CountryDoc says:

      Mylab: “Chicken feed” — my thoughts exactly. This is fuzzy, and it’s less that a million. Billions have gone into the democrats, Obama, Clinton foundation, clinton war chest. And we are breathless about 650K?

      ….. Unless he’s gonna squeal on the Big Dogs

      Liked by 2 people

      • felipe says:

        Doc: …or, maybe its a limited hang out? Yeah, OK, maybe there was a ‘smidgeon’ of improper activities done by some people… wait a while… then say “that was already reported/investigated, that’s old news… let’s move on.”

        Liked by 1 person

    • Ma McGriz says:

      “Would make a great read.”

      Yes it would, especially if it were written in the form of an indictment.

      Liked by 6 people

  21. billrla says:

    So, they bagged another schlub. I mean, look at the guy.

    Liked by 2 people

  22. donny2837 says:

    Okay, This old grunt trying to figure out what’s happening. That’s why I read Sundance every day, going on 3 years now. This was a big DOT, thank you. So, while media & dems getting fired up about the phone call, Syria pull-out, Republicans against Pres. Trump, spending all of their attention there, withing their bubble,

    BOOM, a swindler from, of all places, California, who was UP TIGHT with 0bama/Clinton, the swamp,, gets indicted. Also, the republican Speaker of the House of representatives of Texas announced he is not running for re-election in 2020. Looks like Commander in Chief has laid the trap perfectly. Got all the big players in a bubble (box canyon), letting them think they have a chance, while drip dropping LEGAL bombs on their associates outside their bubble.

    Can’t imagine what goes through their minds as they lay in their beds to sleep. .

    Liked by 5 people

  23. MAGADJT says:

    So pardon my inability to grasp this, but is Sundance saying this is good or bad for POTUS? Sounds like it would be good as he was a major democrat bundler, but he is saying this is alarming so not sure how to view this.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Eric Kennedy says:

      He’s suggesting that the media will attempt to connect these criminals to President Trump.

      Liked by 3 people

    • Electra says:

      Well, bad in that it seems likely this character was used by the FBI/CIA in the same way they used Joseph Mifsud–to “dirty up” the Trump campaign. It will certainly be spun by the press as a Trump scandal. I’m hoping, though, that the arrest might indicate that Mr. Durham has persuaded ol’ Mr. Zuberi to turn on his deep state handlers.

      Liked by 4 people

  24. TradeBait says:

    Hopefully there will be an avalanche of these soon.

    Liked by 3 people

  25. Somebody's Gramma says:

    Low hanging fruit. Setting precedent. Changing the play book. I like it.

    Liked by 4 people

  26. Athena the Warrior says:

    This Podesta Email has the Crooked campaign admitting they were taking in all sorts of foreign money for the campaign and being concerned about foreign registered agents. Another familiar name appears in the email tags: Marc Elias of Perkins Coie.

    https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/44934

    Liked by 8 people

    • pbr22 says:

      Remember when Dinesh D’Souza got put in jail for 10 months for a campaign finance violation of 20,000? This was something that no one had ever gone to jail for before. He made a movie aboi=ut Obama, and they took him out.

      Liked by 3 people

  27. Howard Gray says:

    He was an agent for what country?? Seems that would be important to the story.

    Liked by 4 people

  28. Pegon Zellschmidt says:

    I still don’t see Steve Bannon.

    Liked by 1 person

  29. Jimmy says:

    Bongino’s podcast today was very good. It was also big on CTH.

    https://bongino.com/ep-1093-explosive-new-details-about-the-deep-state-coverup/

    Liked by 6 people

  30. YvonneMarie says:

    Oh. My. Lord.

    Liked by 1 person

  31. Brian Colley says:

    Just wondering is POTUS building a big enough jail to hold all these criminals or is there going to be blood in the streets? Just asking.

    Liked by 1 person

  32. Bogeyfree says:

    We won’t hear anything about the 2014 & 2015 issues from MSM. The only thing Americans will see are pictures of this guy with Republicans and no facts about the indictment.

    I wonder if Sri Lanka brought this forward to Pompeo saying they got nothing in return from these millions is “contributions” which raised red flags to the good guys?

    If indeed Sri Lanka brought this up is this a new trend from foreign countries who are bringing up possible “contribution issues” with the prior administration?

    Ukraine now Sri Lanka. Whose next??

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  33. PCS says:

    I worry there are way too many Leftists in the DOJ to allow the minimal number of incoming Trump folks that went to appointee positions (remember, the Senate is still blocking appointments) to make a difference.

    More likely, this guy got too flashy or reneged on his kickbacks to the FBI Or DOJ folks that he was expected to grease.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Mncpo(ret) says:

      It’s mind blowing to think of our Lion, not only going against the crooked Congress and Senate, has to fight the over 250K Govt workers that take care of “every day” tasks.

      The swamp goes down to the GS-3 ($20,00 per hr.) in the fricken:”steno pool”. It’s gigantic.

      When we started on this journey 2+ years ago, we had no idea of the deep corruption. Wrapping ones’s head around how massive this is is has been both terrifying and gratifying. Knowledge is power

      I pray everyday for our Lion, his family and his Cabinet. That;s the only thing protecting him from the cabal. I, honestly, believe that. He would have been killed by now without our prayers of protection.

      Liked by 5 people

  34. hokkoda says:

    He must be one of them Russian Assets…

    Liked by 3 people

  35. Jimmy says:

    George Webb is asking to be called as a witness about Bill Taylor. “Bill Taylor is Deep Blackberry.”

    Liked by 2 people

  36. bessie2003 says:

    There seem to be many of these type of charges lately, from this man to the Chicago politicians; each week there appears to be another set of indictments for money laundering, campaign fund-raising things.

    It’s almost as if, like a vice, the Justice Department is slowly turning off the spigot of improper campaign influencers, like these folks or Ukraine folks – is this why Pelosi, Nadler, Schifft et.al. even Graham or a McConnell, definitely a certain Mr. Delecto, are panicing? Their money drying up?

    Would be nice if this is how it’s being done. Cut their escape off at the pass, then go for the gusto?

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  37. jambo says:

    Donated to President Trump. Donated to everybody. No party affiliation just after influence and power.

    “He previously donated to a host of Republican and Democratic politicians, including former Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton in 2015, Republican Sen. Lindsay Graham in 2014, then-California Attorney General Kamala Harris in 2015, and Barack Obama’s presidential campaign in 2011.”

    https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/justice-department/feds-charge-california-investor-who-donated-900k-trump-inaugural-committee-n1070201

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  38. I fear this is a set up and will be used to dirty up Trump – question -why wait this long to prosecute? Notice all the pictures of him with the Trump team? I had a shiver down my spine when I saw all those pictures of him with Trump administration officials. Lets hope I am wrong…

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    • jambo says:

      “I fear this is a set up and will be used to dirty up Trump”

      Completely.

      Will it work?

      No.

      Tried and failed with Epstein. These kind of guys court power wherever they can find it, no matter who is in the position. Equal opportunity grifting. The media will do what the media do but the voters know better by now.

      Liked by 5 people

    • Peoria Jones says:

      You’re a psychologist, and don’t get how this stuff works?

      Let me clue you in. Nobody cares about pictures anymore. We don’t care what the media says “Trump” supposedly said, or did. We care about President Trump’s agenda, and what he’s been doing.

      Make America Great Again!

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  39. Blind no Longer says:

    Not a smidgen!! LOLOLOL…I remember when Obama first ran and the “scandal free” campaign, said they accidentally turned off the component on credit card donations that tagged over-seas/foreign donations by accident…righttttttt

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  40. trapper says:

    “What are the odds the lack of DOJ/FBI prosecution was part of an intentional design to let sketchy characters interact with incoming administration officials?”

    I’d say about 100%. It’s Fast and Furious all over again, just as the FBI running Carter Page at the Trump campaign was the same use for him they had in the Buryakov case in 2013. They have only a handful of plays, and just just run them over and over again.

    Liked by 4 people

    • Blind no Longer says:

      Entrapment is the name of the game, and the FBI is very good at it!!

      We have laws on the books against it, but no judge ever has the balls to go against it and through out a court case because of it.

      Like

  41. woohoowee says:

    Random thought: PULSE nightclub shooter’s dad has/had some strange contacts, etc. Surely not the same kind of thing?

    Liked by 1 person

  42. Brant says:

    Sundance, in those many hours you find of free time 🙂 Is there a section of the blog where you could put a library of the official govt documents you use to back up your posts? This would be a prime example. Others, the Warner emails, etc.

    I want to continue texting with CA liberal brother. I want to make a deal with him that we only text and comment about actual govt documents and the documents must be in the text. We can read all the blogs and twitter feeds we want, but we can’t use those as source materials in our commentary.

    Original sourcing snd in our own words.

    Thanks.

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    • ristvan says:

      Brant, feel your pain. Direct your brother to me. Either here, or via Ad Rem (who just got my public permission for her private connection on your behalf). Got LOTS of solid references for your brother in re both PDJT and climate change. They are usually related. But rather than blanket him with stuff, he needs fo ask specific questions to which there are direct answers. Like what is ECS. Why did Marcott 2013 hockey-stick fail? What did Zelenskyy say about PDJT call?
      General Orange Man Bad is not OK.

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    • WSB says:

      Every post that Sundance writes has links in red. Every article has these. Sometimes we all skip over them.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Brant says:

        Thanks bunches. Yes, my latest text to him with proposed agreement was this DOJ official govt document. I did not mention the blog I found it. I noted, that the guy had been investigated since 2013/14 (pre Trump). I said yes, he will see pics with Trump transition team folks. I said a transition has 100s to 1000s of folks wandering thru. And the prior admin had the IC abilities to keep him away or to even pick him up. I asked was it honorable for an outgoing admin not to warn the incoming admin of this guy, etc? I said a 2 day warning of email/phone of 1000s the transition would get is not a warming. No reply back yet. I’m in GA he in CA.

        I will just keep with this routine. Thanks again for the AdRem and ristvan offers.

        I usually text to myself with the link so I can edit and get more precise before copy/paste to him.

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  43. ristvan says:

    This timely indictment is a ‘walls closing in’ sort of thing. Will induce more Deep State Swampy unforced error moves. We have already seen some today. The PDJT fire is getting hot now, smoking out exposed swamp creatures.

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  44. Pyrthroes says:

    We could use a proportional breakdown, in percentage terms, of this oaf’s partisan-political affiliation. “Zuberi” is an East African Muslump cognomen– is Dumbo here a dedicated Rat subversive or an equal-opportunity guttersnipe like WOC-a-baby Somalis or Pelosi’s Pakistani IT bandar-log, targeting any Camel Toe-type quota-hire that jigs-her-jog beside the Golden Door?

    Needless to say, in context of Gangrenous and MzBill the crashing irony of this development cannot be overstated. Which means, of course, that not one single print or TV disposal-unit will utter a syllable concerning Zuberi or any of his Shaitan “smokeless fire” kin.

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  45. Beau Geste says:

    Thinking about
    foreign money and other deep state/congresscritter enrichment schemes,
    the impeachment threat which appears to be to stop PDJT from exposing more kickback corruption, and,
    the likely refusal of the “Deep State” to provide evidence for an impeachment defense, (I think I recall that FBI Director Wray has been refusing to provide AG Barr certain records…)

    I’ve drafted a suggested Executive Order for PDJT which would collect and put in a “safe accessible place”, whatever spying the CIA/FBI may have to “influence” judges and congresscritters. Refusal would be a reason to fire “SES” holdovers who are poisoning the Executive Branch. It would be good to get a start on dealing with the refusals.

    This could set Pelosi’s and McConnell’s hair on fire?

    SUGGESTED ROUGH DRAFT
    EXECUTIVE ORDER FOR
    THE SECRETARY OF STATE
    THE SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY
    THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE
    THE ATTORNEY GENERAL
    THE SECRETARY OF ENERGY
    THE SECRETARY OF HOMELAND SECURITY
    THE DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE
    THE DIRECTOR OF THE CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY
    SUBJECT: Records relating to secret surveillance of Congress, the Executive Branch and the Judiciary.
    It is the responsibility of the President to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution, and take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed. Government Agencies including the NSA, CIA, DOJ (including the FBI) may have carried out surveillance of US Government officials in conflict with the US Constitution and law against willfully subjecting any person in any State, Territory, Commonwealth, Possession, or District to the deprivation of any rights, privileges, or immunities secured or protected by the Constitution or laws of the United States.
    The CIA has secretly surveilled and interfered with Congressional proceedings . The Foreign Intelligence surveillance Court has issued opinions finding inappropriate surveillance of US Citizens extending back to at least 2012. [[[AFTER THE ISSUANCE OF THE IG HOROWITZ REPORT … The Inspector General of the Department of Justice has recently found irresponsible spying on political campaigns and candidates ]]] Secret or political surveillance of US Government persons raises Constitutional issues , and presents potential and risk for inappropriate influence and extortion against the Executive, Congressional and Judicial Branches. These issues are within the responsibility of the President to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution, and take care that the Laws be faithfully executed.

    The Office of Counsel to the President advises the President on legal issues pertaining to the President.

    By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, I hereby direct the following:
    Section 1. Agency Cooperation.

    Section 1. Secret surveillance of Executive, Congressional and Judicial Branches.
    The heads of elements of the intelligence community, as defined in 50 U.S.C. 3003(4), and the heads of each department or agency that includes an element of the intelligence community shall promptly provide to the Presidential Counsel of the Office of Counsel to the President, and to the Attorney General, copies of all records of, or relating to, surveillance carried out at any time after 2011, of persons who have ever been the President, Vice President, Cabinet Members, White House staff, Federal Magistrates, Judges and Justices, Members of Congress, as well as the staff and family members of any of them. These records include records, reports and studies authorizing, comprising such surveillance, such surveillance by foreign governments, and all requesters and recipients of such records. Such records do not include records which have already been provided to the public.
    Sec. 2. The requested record copies shall be organized and searchable by individual person surveilled. The record copies shall be provided to a suitable SKIF at the White House, and within the DOJ as directed by the Attorney General.
    The heads of elements of the intelligence community, as defined in 50 U.S.C. 3003(4), and the heads of each department or agency that includes an element of the intelligence community shall certify under oath that all of the requested records have been requested within and throughout their respective elements, and all records identified have been provided. Refusal to so provide any such records shall be grounds for dismissal, in addition to any other remedies or enforcement.
    Sec. 3. General Provisions.
    (a) Nothing in this Order shall be construed to impair or otherwise affect:
    (i) the authority granted by law to an executive department or agency, or the head thereof, except as to withholding any such records from the Attorney General or Presidential Counsel of the Office of Counsel to the President; or
    (ii) the functions of the Director of the Office of Management and Budget relating to budgetary, administrative, or legislative proposals.
    (b) This Executive Order shall be implemented consistent with applicable law and subject to the availability of appropriations.
    (c) Record delivery, but not record search and collection, under this Executive Order shall pause during a vacancy in the Presidential Counsel of the office of Counsel to the President, until new Presidential Counsel is appointed by the President.
    (d) This Executive Order is not intended to, and does not, create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity by any party against the United States, its departments, agencies, or entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any other person.
    (e) This Executive Order is not intended to, and does not, authorize any new surveillance of any person or entity.
    (f) The Attorney General is authorized and directed to publish this Executive Order in the Federal Register.

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  46. j'accuse says:

    “Many of the lobbyists, public relations consultants, and other subcontractors also suffered losses when Zuberi refused to pay them…”

    Oops, not paying the swamp is real bad karma,

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  47. Blind no Longer says:

    Listening to Hannity now…again I want to go scream at the sky, as Hannity says next Lindsy Graham with a POWERFUL letter….WTF??? A letter? How bout some damn subpeonas and hearings??? Sean quit giving this pretend bitch a forum!!!!

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  48. Schmitty says:

    Homer Simpson said it best! “Boring..”

    Like

  49. Republicanvet91 says:

    “Mr. Zuberi was under DOJ, FBI and IRS investigation since 2015 (<= important aspect on the alarming part)."

    Contrast this being under investigation for four years (FARA violations, etc.) and how fast the FBI/DOJ moved against Flynn.

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