NY will prosecute people who have received a presidential pardon for the same offense

Trump’s new claim comparing himself to a ‘king’ sets off alarms among legal experts

The Trump administration is sending elite units, the equivalent of Border Patrol SWAT teams, to sanctuary cities to help ICE round up undocumented immigrants. It’s a projection of strength and cruelty that hides their insecurity and fear. This entire movement is about overcompensation. Every fascist movement is about overcompensation.

“New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation on Wednesday that will allow the state to prosecute people who have received a presidential pardon for the same offense, which could potentially affect associates of President Donald Trump…”

https://www.cnn.com/2019/10/16/politics/andrew-cuomo-double-jeopardy-law/index.html

CREW Requests Treasury Records on Jessie Liu Nomination Withdrawal
On February 11, 2020, President Trump withdrew his nomination for Jessie Liu to serve as the Treasury Department’s undersecretary for terrorism and financial crimes.  Previously, Liu had served as the U.S. attorney for DC and supervised the case against Roger Stone. On February 12 during the Senate Finance Committee hearing, Treasury Secretary Mnuchin testified that he was informed about the Liu decision two days ago. Senator Sherrod Brown then asked why she was withdrawn; Mnuchin responded only by saying “nominations are at the President’s direction.”  The same day, CNN reported that the decision to pull Liu’s nomination was directly linked to her oversight of Stone’s case.
https://www.citizensforethics.org/foia/jessie-liu-treasury-mnuchin/

This is what institutional corruption looks like.

Hillary Clinton — cleared
James Comey — cleared
Barack Obama — cleared
Lisa Page — cleared
Peter Strzok — cleared
Andrew McCabe — cleared

TRUMP SWAMP TEAM GUILTY

Manafort — guilty
Gates — guilty
Flynn — guilty
Stone — guilty
Cohen — guilty
Papadopoulos — guilty
Kilimnik — guilty

Trump is scared of California,’ the ‘most un-Trump state in America’
https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/482349-newsom-trump-is-scared-of-california-the-most-un-trump-state-in-america

Bloomberg reportedly considering Hillary Clinton as his running mate

Student LOAN debt crisis reached $1,702,951,418,116 Total

@DebtCrisisOrg Total cost of the 2017 Republican tax cuts for corporations and billionaires: $1.9 trillion

South Florida activist Elijah Manley, says the Bloomberg campaign offered him $6,500 per month to be a racial-justice adviser, but he declined and says the campaign seemingly just wanted to buy black support.

America has socialism for the rich, harsh capitalism for everyone else.

2018 talk the mayor delivered at the International Monetary Fund may only contribute to that scrutiny.

In the video, which appears on the IMF’s YouTube channel and shows Bloomberg in conversation with Christine Lagarde, then-head of the IMF, the former mayor criticizes minimum-wage laws and defends the practice of fingerprinting food-stamp recipients, which he enforced during his time in office.

Warren is the only candidate hammering Trump’s criminality and that’s why the media can’t deal with her because running her speeches involves confronting how we have all allowed organized crime to swallow us all alive, we were so naïve to think we were immune to the mafia. We really just don’t talk enough about how @ewarren created an entire federal agency for the purpose of holding corporations accountable AS A LAW PROFESSOR WITH NO POLITICAL POWER TO SPEAK OF! IMAGINE WHAT SHE COULD DO AS PRESIDENT!

BOODLE BOY  – THE OLD BOY NETWORK

Fed Chair Powell Is a Member of a Private Club with a History of Racism and Sexism

Trump’s tax holiday saved Oracle $9.5B on $43B the company had stashed abroad. Now, Larry Ellison, Oracle’s co-founder, is hosting a $100,000-a-ticket fundraiser for Trump’s reelection campaign.

Trump’s economic record:
Trump: I will eliminate the federal debt.
*Debt has exploded.
Trump: I won’t cut Social Security, Medicare or Medicaid.
*Proposes cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.
Trump: Families will get a $4K tax cut.
*Tax cuts for the rich.

Trump is trying to take access to food through SNAP away from 3 million people 3 MILLION Including 1 MILLION kids who will lose automatic enrollment in school lunch programs There is no rock bottom.

Dirty Republican Opposition Reasearch

DCCC security fail

DCCC was holding a polling meeting with the blinds wide open.

All their information on display for passersby to see.

THE NRCC AND DCCC have disagreed on where to draw the line when it comes to opposition research. The Republican committee, for example, has declined to sign an agreement to not use hacked information in its campaigns.

https://www.politico.com/newsletters/playbook/2020/02/14/exclusive-republicans-snooped-on-democrats-house-polls-488331

BEHIND THE SCENES … CAMPAIGN COMMITTEES IN WASHINGTON pay lots of money to get an edge on their opponent. They have research teams, conduct detailed and pricey polls and dispatch trackers across the country to catch members of the other party in unscripted and damaging moments.

BUT ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT, THE NRCC walked across the street to the DCCC’s headquarters on Capitol Hill to stake out some Dem candidates, and stumbled upon what they consider a quite fortuitous find. Dems say it represents tactics that are totally out of bounds, and downright creepy.

THE DCCC was holding a polling meeting with the blinds wide open, all their information on display for passersby to see. The meeting was billed as part of their Red to Blue program — the GOP seats Democrats are trying to flip. The NRCC aides snapped photos, and you can see their photo document here.

Picture 1: Our view when we got to the DCCC and realized we could see the slideshow. Slide reads “DCCC California Delegation

REPUBLICANS SAY THEY GLEANED a wealth of valuable intel on the state of key House contests. For example, the NRCC learned that Democrats’ internal polling shows the special election in California’s 25th District — Katie Hill’s former seat — as just a 4-point race, with Republican former Rep. Steve Knight trailing Chrissy Smith 30-26. They also had slides that appeared to show the DCCC’s favorites in contested Democratic primaries.

THE NRCC AND DCCC have disagreed on where to draw the line when it comes to opposition research. The Republican committee, for example, has declined to sign an agreement to not use hacked information in its campaigns.

Fed Chair Powell Is a Member of a Private Club with a History of Racism and Sexism

Definition of Boodle, Boodle Boys and the Good Ole’ Boy Network

Alfalfa Club is the Definition of #Boodle, Boodle Boys and the Good Ole’ Boy Network #BoodleBoys #OleBoyNetwork “Power To The People” #PowerToThePeople

Fed Chair Powell Is a Member of a Private Club with a History of Racism and Sexism
By Pam Martens and Russ Martens: February 14, 2020 ~
<https://wallstreetonparade.com/2020/02/fed-chair-powell-is-a-member-of-a-private-club-with-a-history-of-racism-and-sexism/>
Congresswoman Katie Porter opened a hornet’s nest on Tuesday during a House Financial Services Committee hearing where Fed Chair Jerome Powell answered questions. As we reported, Porter held up a photo of Powell in black tie attending a lavish party for billionaires and politicians at the Washington D.C. home of one of the richest men in the world, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. As it turns out, that wasn’t even the worst part of the story. The real jaw dropper is that the Bezos party was the after-party for a secretive private club’s annual dinner.  The so-called Alfalfa Club is a 107-year old, invitation-only club that bars the press from attendance and banned membership of blacks and women for the bulk of its existence. Fed Chair Powell is a member of that club. More on that shortly, but first some background.

US President Donald Trump hugs his daughter and senior advisor Ivanka Trump, who attended a party at billionaire Jeff Bezos’ home in January where Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell was also present

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell on Tuesday had to fend off accusations he may be feeling undue influence from billionaire Jeff Bezos and Ivanka Trump.

Good Sunday morning. JOHN KERRY’S BEST LINES LAST NIGHT AT THE ALFALFA CLUB DINNER:

“Thank you for your kind words, President Bloomberg. Mike, usually when I’m next to someone as rich as you, I propose. … Here I am — President John Kerry! I knew this day would come. Although given the Alfalfa average income, thank GOD I didn’t get Swift Yachted. … I’m proud to serve as your new club president. And don’t worry, this doesn’t mean you’re also getting John Edwards. … #SwiftYachted

new members:

  • Apple CEO Tim Cook
  • Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.)
  • Lazard chairman and CEO Ken Jacobs
  • Secretary of Defense James Mattis
  • James Murdoch, CEO of 21st Century Fox
  • Sen. Rob Portman (R- Ohio)
  • Jerome Powell, incoming Federal Reserve chair
  • Ginni Rometty, chairman, president and CEO of IBM
  • Anthony Welters, executive chairman, BlackIvy Group

POLITICO Playbook: Best lines from the Alfalfa Club dinner

ABOUT LAST NIGHT … HE’S GOT JOKES! — ALFALFA CLUB PRESIDENT JOHN KERRY gave his farewell address last night at the Capitol Hilton: “This is the only speech in Washington that hasn’t been canceled by Nancy Pelosi. I got to tell you, you all look incredibly dapper tonight in your ball gowns, your tuxedos, your bow ties, and your cummerbunds — or as we call it at our house, workout gear. Or as we call it at our other house, pajamas. Or as we call it at our other house, swimming costumes. But tonight it looks like I’ve done something Donald Trump can only dream of: finishing my term. …

“I’ve learned so much over the past year as your President: I learned that I’m at an awkward age, too old to run a marathon, too young to be in the House Democratic leadership. And I learned that at an average Alfalfa dinner, this crowd goes through 70 cases of beer, 300 bottles of wine and over 2,600 mixed drinks. Or as Brett Kavanaugh calls that — a quiet weekend. …

“Roger Stone isn’t here. He’s always been controversial. I remember when he got caught advertising for sex in bondage and swingers magazines. So, [Friday] morning probably wasn’t the first time he started his day in handcuffs.

Alfalfa Club: The ‘Other’ America for the Rich and Famous

I have no idea why four tweet threads concerning the Alfalfa Club were deemed “unavailable” by Twitter when we checked on Sunday. On Saturday, the club held its famous dinner in Washington, DC.
But those silenced tweets seem like a good metaphor for the ultimate insider event. The Alfalfa Club’s sole purpose is to hold one glitzy dinner once a year, to celebrate, so the story goes, the birthday of Confederate general Robert E. Lee.
The club, founded in 1913, got around to admitting African Americans in 1974. It didn’t admit women until 1994. Legend has it that the club was named after the alfalfa plant because of the plant’s thirst. The name implies that its members, like alfalfa, will do “anything for a drink.”

Between February 15, 2020 and May 29, 2023 are 3 events dated January 30, 2021 and later. Click in the Event column for details on any event.

List of Alfalfa Club members

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Alfalfa_Club_members

 

Emily Heil (29 January 2015). “What’s the deal with the Alfalfa Club?”. The Washington Post.

TAX THE RICH

THIS IS WHY BERNIE SANDERS IS GOING TO WIN THE 2020 ELECTION

10,599 Corporate Lawyers Have Donated to Buttigieg’s Campaign: Here Are the Dirty Little Secrets

 

IANA locked itself out! Love the Internet

Internet’s safe-keepers forced to postpone crucial #DNSSEC root key signing ceremony – no, not a hacker attack, but because they can’t open a safe https://www.theregister.co.uk/2020/02/13/iana_dnssec_ksk_delay/

Internet’s safe-keepers forced to postpone crucial DNSSEC root key signing ceremony – no, not a hacker attack, but because they can’t open a safe
By Kieren McCarthy in San Francisco 13 Feb 2020 at 06:09

The organization that keeps the internet running behind-the-scenes was forced to delay an important update to the global network – because it was locked out of one of its own safes.

“During routine administrative maintenance of our Key Management Facility on 11 February, we identified an equipment malfunction,” explained Kim Davies, the head of the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA), in an email to the dozen or so people expected to attend a quarterly ceremony in southern California at lunchtime on Wednesday.

The malfunction “will prevent us from successfully conducting the ceremony as originally scheduled” on February 12, Davis explained. “The issue disables access to one of the secure safes that contains material for the ceremony.” In other words, IANA locked itself out.

< – >

update

On Feb 14, 2020,
The organization that keeps the internet running behind-the-scenes was forced to delay an important update to the global network – because it was locked out of one of its own safes.

As the _other_ FIPS 140-2 Level 4 DNSSEC platform operator, I have deep, deep sympathy for Kim in this, and absolutely understand that it could have happened to us just as easily.  I very much doubt that ICANN staff were in any way at fault in this.

We use the same model of IPS that ICANN does, and I believe the same super-clunky Kaba-Mas X10 electromechanical lock.  I can well believe that it got into a weird state and had to be drilled out.  The good news is that that’s completely orthogonal to all the DNSSEC processes, and just means the principals need to reconvene after the lock has been replaced.

-Bill

Tax the rich

DEMOCRATIC SOCIALISM VS. PREDATORY CAPITALISM

#Election2020
#ElectionPrediction

Bernard Sanders will win the 2020 election

There are only 2 teams – It’s the .01% Rich vs. everyone else.

Mr. Bernard Sanders is the only one who has maintained his principles and stood his ground over the past 40 years. You can not even imagine him caving in over anything or to anyone. You believe he will do the job needed to reverse the damage done by Rethuglicans.

AMERICANS WANT DEMOCRATIC SOCIALISM  NOT  PREDATORY CAPITALISM.

There is no such thing as an undecided voter. Everyone ALREADY  knows who they are going to vote for right now. Democrats want their team to win in 2020, and they will win because THEY WILL VOTE THIS TIME. This is NOT like last election when they were sick and tired of the Clinton Dynasty, and the way they rigged it to get rid of Sanders, so they didn’t vote for anyone.

Bernie Sanders

sanders.senate.gov is the one straight guy in a crooked / rigged game. That is why he is going to win.  There aren’t any undecided  voters. There is no swing vote. Citizens want their team to win!!! Citizens will come out and pull the lever to elect Bernie….. PERIOD.

Starting back in the 80’s when an actor named Reagan got into the White House and started talking that  Trickle down theory crap, it was obvious to all that  the “Dynasty” class divide sky-rocketed. It was all about “the show” and Marketing your Status and your Image rather than be honest, reliable, and happy with being a normal person.  Wall Street was getting set up and poised to bring down the world economy.

At the same time countries like Finland and Norway were thinking about how to help their population with education, and healthcare. Now in 2020  their population has all their ducks lined up in a row and their citizens are happy with life.

AMERICANS WANT TO BE HAPPY, THEY CARE ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE TOO !!!

2020 Election Prediction

It’s simple … voters will turn out in 2020 and this time VOTE for a President. They will vote for a Democrat because they want their team to win.  All the military families that know Trump has disrespected them will vote for a Democrat now. It’s going to happen, count on it.

The [Clinton} Democratic Party better NOT interfere with Bernie like they did in the last election, or they will ruin themselves just like they did in IOWA.  The media is part of the .01% and trying to erase both Sanders and Warren. It won’t work.

The Pitchforks will come out and vote – they won’t allow Trump and his cult party of liars and cheaters to win. Trump is The Anointed One by The Family will go down.

Americans want the separation between Church and State F^^k that prayer breakfast.

The Family: It’s Not About Faith, It’s About Power | Official Trailer | Netflix

Trump just hired televangelical Paula White as his faith advisor, which doesn’t come as a surprise given that both of them worship the same god: Money.

The Trump Cult is all about Predatory Capitalism

How Billionaire Greed Ruined a Perfectly Good Strategy Called Corporate Sustainability. (Part 1) “How incessant greed from billionaires might ruin their federal gravy train” You know America will not be able to sustain itself if the Department of Justice is allowed to be undermined by Barr. He needs to be impeached immediately.

Jun 24, 2016 An Economic Hit Man Confesses and Calls to Action ~ John Perkins

This is so disgusting.

THE PITCHFORKS ARE COMING

Unregulated capitalism and not being taxed appropriately. What a gross demonstration of excess

Amazon paid a 1.2% tax rate on $13,285,000,000 in profit for 2019

THIS EXPLAINS the  10,599 Corporate Lawyers Have Donated to Buttigieg’s Campaign: Here Are the Dirty Little Secrets  all the firms on the Tech Payrolls want their Tech clients happy. Trump isn’t going to tax Bezos, Zuckerberg and the rest.

  • Amazon paid a tax rate of just 1.2% last year, versus 14% for average Americans
  • Amazon paid a 1.2% tax rate on $13,285,000,000 in profit for 2019
  • In 2018, Amazon paid $0 in U.S. federal income tax on more than $11 billion in profits before taxes. It also received a $129 million tax rebate from the federal government.
  • Prior to the amazon take over every employee at Whole Foods would receive stock options as a part of their compensation package. Now only upper management get that benefit.
  • Jeff Bezos also advertises on Fox News owns: @amazon @PillPack @WholeFoods @Ring @audible_com @Zappos

These guys are rich for a reason – their accountants – their lawyers – their bankers

WATCH THE MOVIE  “THE LAUNDROMAT” on Netflix starring Meryl Streep.

Right now, Netflix is running a film called The Laundromat, a Steven Soderburgh work that traces the massive—and allegedly criminal—operations of an offshore law firm called Mossack Fonseca, whose extraordinarily vast alleged money-laundering and asset-hiding empire was revealed through a huge leak of the firm’s documents in 2016 that came to be known as The Panama Papers. Messrs. Mossack and Fonseca, it will be interesting to see what happens when and if the investigators run up against some of the Trump Organization’s pals in Russia.

The 2016 Panama Papers investigation centered on 11.5 million records leaked from Mossack Fonseca that revealed how politicians, business leaders, celebrities and criminals operated through hard-to-trace shell companies in tax havens. The investigation, a collaboration of almost 400 journalists from 80 countries, led to the resignation of prime ministers, criminal charges in Latin America and Europe and to governments from Australia to Iceland recovering more than $1.2 billion in unpaid taxes and penalties. #MossackFonseca

Partial List of all the folks found in the Panama Papers

More than $1.2 billion in back-taxes and penalties has been publicly collected by governments around the world after the 2016 investigation. Its analysis of over 1,000 shell companies in the United States “found that both Nevada and Wyoming have become secretive havens much like Bermuda and Switzerland have long been.” Americans don’t need to go to Panama to hide money – they can set up shell companies with undisclosed beneficial owners in Wyoming or Nevada. The United States, with Wyoming’s help, has become the world’s tax haven of choice. What about the State of Delaware?

Jeff Bezos’ new $165 million Beverly Hills mansion will have:

— 3 hot houses
— 2 guesthouses
— A nine-hole golf course
— A tennis court
— A “motor court” with gas pumps

Remember when Amazon’s Whole Foods cut health benefits for part-time workers to save money? Tax the rich. #TaxTheRich

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Has Purchased David Geffen’s Beverly Hills Home for $165 Million. The final figure makes it the most expensive home sale ever recorded in the Los Angeles area. The final sale price makes it the most expensive home every purchased in the Los Angeles area, according to the Wall Street JournalThe title had previously been held by Chartwell estate, commonly known as the Beverly Hillbillies mansion, which sold for $150 million in December 2019 to Rupert Murdoch’s son.

Mackenzie Bezos is 3rd Richest Woman in the World After Divorce from Jeff Bezos. Cheating Tech Boss Jeff Bezos Sent Mistress Lauren An X-Rated ‘D*ck Pic’

Bezos Hacked

Stupid Bezos hacked in a WhatsApp chat with Saudi’s MBS

AND #Loophole that allows @jeffBezos #Amazon get away with NO #TAXES

AND AMAZON Voted The Most Evil Company in Tech

https://people.com/home/jeff-bezos-buys-house-david-geffen-los-angeles-beverly-hills-165-million/

TRUMP WANTS TAX RETURNS STALLED UNTIL AFTER THE 2020 ELECTION

Mar a Lago was the largest private home ever built in North America. Because Trump couldn’t afford the upkeep after he bought it he turned it into a club. Part of the massive home is sectioned off for his personal use. Tax him too. See his tax returns. He pays none also.

Deutsche Bank and Capital One should comply with subpoenas from the House Financial Services and House Intelligence committees seeking information about Trump’s finances. In a court filing released Tuesday evening, lawyers for the House asked District Judge Trevor McFadden to allow the case to proceed, complaining, “this case has been stalled long enough.” https://www.politico.com/news/2020/01/28/democrats-cite-starr-trump-tax-case-108480

March 15, 2017 A Trump tax return revealed — here’s what accountants think of it https://www.cbsnews.com/news/trumps-tax-return-leaked-rachel-maddow-what-accountants-think-alternative-minimum-tax/

Beware, fellow plutocrats, the pitchforks are coming | Nick Hanauer

Billionaired Nick Hanauer warned his #plutocrat buddies in 2014 (see quote below), but they chose a higher fence rather than a longer table. Here’s a more recent message from Hanauer:

Dulles CBP Intercepts Dead Birds in Passenger Baggage from China

U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Dulles CBP Intercepts Dead Birds in Passenger Baggage from China

February 10, 2020
STERLING, Va. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agriculture specialists recently seized a package of tiny dead birds in a passenger’s baggage at Washington Dulles International Airport.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialists discovered a package of pet food that consisted of dead tiny birds in a traveler’s baggage from China January 27, 2020
The package of pet food from  China consisted of tiny dead birds.
The traveler arrived on a flight from Beijing, China January 27 and was destined to an address in Prince George’s County, Maryland. During a baggage examination, CBP agriculture specialists discovered a package with pictures of a cat and dog that the passenger said was cat food. The package contained a bunch of unknown small birds, about 2.5 to 3.5 inches in length.
The birds from China are prohibited for import due to the potential threat of highly pathogenic avian influenza. The avian products were seized on behalf of U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and destroyed by incineration, with USDA approval.
“These dead birds are prohibited from importation to the United States as unprocessed birds pose a potentially significant disease threat to our nation’s poultry industries and more alarmingly to our citizens as potential vectors of avian influenza,” said Casey Durst, Director of Field Operations for CBP’s Baltimore Field Office. “Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialists continue to exercise extraordinary vigilance every day in their fight to protect our nation’s agricultural and economic prosperity from invasive pests and animal diseases.”

https://www.cbp.gov/newsroom/local-media-release/dulles-cbp-intercepts-dead-birds-passenger-baggage-china

PRC is trying to make the numbers look better be redefining the meaning of infected.

PRC is trying to make the numbers look better be redefining the meaning of infected.

Can’t call it an epidemic if we don’t diagnose the cases

If “symptom-free infected patient” start to show clinical signs, revise his categorization to “confirmed case.” It implies they aren’t counted before the symptoms show.

The new rule has triggered provinces to find cases that can be deducted from the total no. of confirmed cases. Heilongjiang has axed 13 cases from their tally stating the new definition. #Hubei has deducted 87 cases today, but authorities did not explain why. Over 100 cases have been deducted over the past 2 days. The concerning problem is that authorities do not disclose the no. of symptom-less infected patients after they count them separately. There will be no way of knowing the exact magnitude of the outbreak.
Alex Lam 林偉聰

has put out an interim guidance on #WuhanCoronavirus surveillance last month and it has a definition for Confirmed Case: person with laboratory confirmation irrespective of clinical signs and symptoms. It is very clear.
https://www.who.int/publications-detail/global-surveillance-for-human-infection-with-novel-coronavirus-(2019-ncov)
https://hk.appledaily.com/

Feb 10
Chinese National Health Commission has changed their definition of #WuhanCoronavirus “confirmed case” in their latest guidelines dated 7/2. Patients tested positive for the virus but have no symptoms will no longer be regarded as confirmed. This inevitably will lower the numbers.

The new rule has triggered provinces to find cases that can be deducted from the total no. of confirmed cases. Heilongjiang has axed 13 cases from their tally stating the new definition. #Hubei has deducted 87 cases today, but authorities did not explain why.

Over 100 cases have been deducted over the past 2 days. The concerning problem is that authorities do not disclose the no. of symptom-less infected patients after they count them separately. There will be no way of knowing the exact magnitude of the outbreak.

Article written by team led by Dr. Zhong Nanshan suggested the #WuhanCoronavirus can be transmitted by infected patients even they began to show symptoms. This is what makes the virus so infectious. People could be spreading it without knowing.

Clinical characteristics of 2019 novel coronavirus infection in China

https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.02.06.20020974v1

Bannon Is High-Ranking Official in Stone Indictment, Source Says

Prosecutors request Roger Stone serve 7-9 years in prison

Prosecutors have asked a federal judge to sentence Roger Stone, a political operative and former campaign adviser to President Donald Trump, to serve up to nine years in prison for obstructing a congressional investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

Roger Stone indictment by federal grand jury

Longtime Donald Trump associate Roger Stone has been indicted by a grand jury on charges brought by special counsel Robert Mueller. Read the indictment

Steve Bannon is the “high-ranking campaign official” referenced in Mueller’s indictment who spoke with Roger Stone about damaging information about to be released by WikiLeaks, according to a person familiar with the matter

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-01-25/bannon-said-to-be-high-ranking-campaign-official-in-stone-charge-jrc4pllt

Federal prosecutors charge four Chinese PLA officers with hacking Equifax

Federal prosecutors charge four Chinese PLA officers with hacking Equifax

Federal prosecutors announced charges Monday against four Chinese intelligence officers for hacking the credit-reporting giant Equifax in one of the largest data breaches in history.
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/02/10/us-charges-chinese-spies-with-massive-equifax-hack-113129

Here is the nine-count indictment: justice.gov/opa/press-rele Conspiracy to commit computer fraud, conspiracy to commit economic espionage, and conspiracy to commit wire fraud.

#Equifax #TransUnion #liars in violation of the Fair Credit Reporting Act #Fraud

Exactis said to have exposed 340 million records, more than Equifax breach

EQUIFAX Has your email, password, or SSN #security been breached? Fire John Ford Chief Privacy Officer #FAIL

#EquifaxBreach

CIA secretly owned world’s top encryption systems supplier

CIA secretly owned world’s top encryption systems supplier, could read ally and adversary messages for decades

The company, Crypto AG, got its first break with a contract to build code-making machines for U.S. troops during World War II. Flush with cash, it became a dominant maker of encryption devices for decades, navigating waves of technology from mechanical gears to electronic circuits and, finally, silicon chips and software.

The Swiss firm made millions of dollars selling equipment to more than 120 countries well into the 21st century. Its clients included Iran, military juntas in Latin America, nuclear rivals India and Pakistan, and even the Vatican.

But what none of its customers ever knew was that Crypto AG was secretly owned by the CIA in a highly classified partnership with West German intelligence. These spy agencies rigged the company’s devices so they could easily break the codes that countries used to send encrypted messages.

The decades-long arrangement, among the most closely guarded secrets of the Cold War, is laid bare in a classified, comprehensive CIA history of the operation obtained by The Washington Post and ZDF, a German public broadcaster, in a joint reporting project. < – >

https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2020/world/national-security/cia-crypto-encryption-machines-espionage/

CIA Secretly Owned Crypto, the Swiss Company That Ruled Global Spy Comms for Decades, Says Report sold it off in 2018
https://www.thedailybeast.com/cia-secretly-owned-crypto-the-swiss-company-that-ruled-global-spy-comms-for-decades-says-report

Crypto AG is a Swiss company specialising in communications and information security. With headquarters in Steinhausen, the company is a long-established manufacturer of encryption machines and a wide variety of cipher devices.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crypto_AG