Connected to today’s report about Mr. Kolomoisky’s gift to political spouse Robert Powell?
Cleveland.com reported yesterday:
FBI and IRS agents Tuesday seized box loads of evidence that could determine whether the Ukrainian oligarch, Igor Kolomoisky, laundered millions of dollars through Cleveland real estate.
A long-running investigation into Kolomoisky went public for the first time when agents searched the offices of Optima Management Group in One Cleveland Center at East 9th Street and St. Clair Avenue. Agents in Miami also searched a business there involving the company.
The Cleveland publisher continued:
The lawsuit in Delaware alleges that Kolomoisky and others formed PrivatBank in the early 1990s. The government took control of it in 2016 after authorities suspected large-scale fraud, according to the lawsuit and published reports.
From 2006 through 2016, Kolomoisky and others "used PrivatBank as their own personal piggy bank — ultimately stealing billions of dollars from PrivatBank and using United States entities to launder hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of PrivatBank’s misappropriated loan proceeds," according to the lawsuit.
We asked last year where are the billions of dollars that went missing in the Ukraine? What do Obama, Biden and Kerry and their children know about where the money is and are they connected? Maybe we're a step closer to finding out.
Posted by: M. Murcek ||
08/05/2020 11:07 Comments ||
The Atlantic Council is complicit and part of the swamp. Show me a Republican with ties to the AC and I will show you a Never Trumper. Show me a Democrat with ties to the AC and I will present to you a Globalist.
The Atlantic Council received hush money and payouts from Burisma (look it up and then ask why). Kolomoisky/Burisma/PrivateBank are almost synonyms and it is not an exaggeration to say that AC took money that was looted from Ukraine.
The FBI’s primary job should be investigating politicians for things like this. In addition, they should be used like Elliot Ness. Our big cities are like Mexico, the politicians allow crooks and terrorists to do whatever they like as long as they do not terrorize the well to do. NYC?
[NYPOST] Disgraced Democratic donor Ed Buck ...Big time Dem donor accused of being a homosexual predator. By the time the third party boy corpse is found OD'd in your house you need a really good lawyer really bad... has been charged with four more felonies, including enticing victims to travel interstate for prostitution.The Justice Department announced Tuesday that a Los Angeles federal grand jury returned an updated indictment with the additional felony charges, bringing a total of nine counts against Buck, 65, before he is scheduled to head to trial in January. "disgraced" = "Got caught". If not caught, he would still be right as rain
Prosecutors have alleged Buck operated a drug den in his West Hollywood home, where he administered methamphetamine to men against their will during sexual encounters.
Among the new charges, prosecutors claim Buck knowingly lured one of his victims, Gemmel Moore, 26, to travel to Los Angeles, where Buck provided methamphetamine to Moore who then fatally overdosed on July 27, 2017.
Buck is also responsible for the fatal overdose of another victim, Timothy Dean who died in Buck’s apartment, on January 7, 2019, prosecutors believe.
Buck scouted his victims through social media sites and a gay dating website, according to the indictment. Once inside his home, Buck would prepare syringes of meth and would in some instances personally inject his victims with or without their consent, prosecutors allege.
The high-profile political donor is being held in federal custody without bond.
[NYPost] WNBA players on the Atlanta Dream squad, which is co-owned by Sen. Kelly Loeffler, showed up to their Tuesday game wearing t-shirts promoting the Georgia lawmaker’s Democratic challenger.
The statement against Loeffler, who is unpopular among many WNBA players for her opposition to the Black Lives Matter movement and the league’s affiliation with it, was captured on camera and posted to social media. but not seen by WNBA or Women's basketball actual fans, because...there aren't any
Members of the Dream’s Tuesday opponent, the Phoenix Mercury, even joined in — with players on both sides entering the arena wearing shirts emblazoned with "Vote Warnock" and "Black Lives Matter."
Elizabeth Williams, a center for the Dream, earlier Tuesday posted a photo of herself to Twitter donning the "Vote Warnock" shirt, a nod to Loeffler’s opponent, Raphael Warnock.
Loeffler, who has been part of Dream ownership since 2011, slammed the move and said she was being targeted by the cancel culture.
"This is just more proof that the out of control cancel culture wants to shut out anyone who disagrees with them," the lawmaker wrote. "It’s clear that the league is more concerned with playing politics than basketball."
Last month, the WNBA Players’ Association union called on league commissioner Cathy Engelbert to remove Loeffler as co-owner of the Atlanta Dream over the lawmaker’s stance on Black Lives Matter.
The association cited their opposition to Loeffler’s request to use American flags on warmup jerseys instead of the league’s plan to have "Black Lives Matter" on them.
In Tuesday’s statement, Loeffler said she stood by her views.
The lawmaker said she disagreed with the cause over what she called "its radical ideas and Marxist foundations, which include defunding the police and eroding the nuclear family."
Just a guess but the investment made by Loeffler in the WNBA franchise smacks of virtue signaling, where the Republican businesswoman/politician makes the effort to support women's sports - albeit one with few followers and even less revenue. And no one appreciates it much less watches it.
Posted by: York Harding ||
08/05/2020 11:37 Comments ||
Loeffler must really not know what to do with her (her hubby's) loot if she is involved with the nest of kurvas known as the WNBA. Or, she is woefully naïve.
[THEFEDERALIST] Robert Powell, the husband of Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, D-Fla., reportedly took $700,000 from a Ukrainian oligarch named Igor Kolomoisky. Mucarsel-Powell sits on the House Judiciary Committee, the committee that drafted two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump ...Perhaps no man has ever had as much fun being president of the US... for his alleged abuse of power with regards to Ukraine.
In 2018, the Daily Beast reported that a number of businesses linked to Kolomoisky hired Powell as an attorney. One of those firms paid Powell at least $700,000 over two years, according to public records.
The Miami Herald reported Powell was working for companies tied to Kolomoisky for 10 years. Powell made most of his money in the two years leading up to his wife’s election in 2018.
Kolomoisky has been accused of contract killings and embezzlement in the past. Yet, in 2018 when Mucarsel-Powell was running for her seat, she did not see her husband’s work as relevant to her campaign.
"Debbie Mucrasel-Powell is running for Congress, not her husband. To imply that Debbie has anything to do with her indirect shareholder of a parent company that once employed her husband is an enormous stretch," said Michael Hernandez, senior communications advisor for her campaign in 2018.
While Mucrasel-Powell may have convinced her constituents that her husband’s work is unrelated, it is a clear conflict in the current impeachment of Trump. Mucarsel-Powell voted to impeach Trump.
Igor Kolomoisky: On October 1st we reported that the Biden (and now Kerry) scandal in the Ukraine is much more than about the money paid to Hunter Biden for being a Board member at the largest gas producer in the Ukraine, Burisma Holdings. The real scandal involves billions in funds from the IMF and US in aid that has gone missing.
Burisma (Ukraine’s largest oil and gas provider) has been the subject of many recent news articles because of its scandalous close-knit ties with President Obama’s Vice President Biden and Secretary of State Kerry. (Yes, Kerry is involved here too)
A controlling shareholder of Burisma is believed to be held by an entity called Privat Group:
The Privat Group, or PrivatBank Group (Ukrainian: Група “Приват”, Grupa “Privat”) is a global business group, based in Ukraine. Privat Group controls thousands of companies of virtually every industry in Ukraine, the European Union, Georgia, Ghana, Russia, the United States and other countries. Steel, oil & gas, chemical and energy are sectors of the group’s prime influence and expertise. None of the group’s capital is publicly traded on any stock exchange.
Privat Group is controlled by Ukraine’s largest commercial bank, PrivatBank, whose owner was Igor Kolomoisky. PrivatBank was later nationalized by the Ukraine in December 2016, taking 100% control of the PrivatBank entity, a month after the 2016 US election:
Kolomoisky’s bank, PrivatBank, is later revealed to be a recipient of billions of dollars of IMF funds. Kolomoisky is believed to have looted those funds:
At one point in time, Kolomoisky had been placed on a US Government Visa ban list due to his questionable business practices; however, shortly after Archer Devon and Hunter Biden joined the board of Burisma, that ban was mysteriously lifted, and there has been no investigation into these missing funds.
Posted by: Alistaire Oppressor of the Welsh6649 ||
08/05/2020 5:00 Comments ||
^ Thanks, Alistaire. That explains the stench. Kerry, Slow Joe, and Hoover are involved
Posted by: Frank G ||
08/05/2020 10:52 Comments ||
It is germane to the discussion here, Clem. It only becomes an issue when we don’t catch duplicate article posts, and each develops its own discussion thread. Take it as a great-minds-think-alike compliment. :-) On an exciting day, three or four of us will submit the same or similar articles on a single story, confirming its importance to our readers — so I try to make final passes before and after the midnight rollover, weeding out duplicates and stacking under one post related articles.
Today's: "Oh, that Joe. God love him"
[Wash Examiner] Joe Biden grew visibly irritated when asked whether he would take a cognitive test such as President Trump did.
"No, I haven't taken a test. Why the hell would I take a test?" Biden said in a Tuesday interview. "C'mon, man."
Biden was asked a similar question last week, during which the former vice president and Democratic presidential nominee dodged the question by saying that he is constantly tested when he is on the campaign trail In his basement and with softball questions
This time, Biden compared the aim of question from the interviewer, who is black, to being asked to take a drug test.
"That's like saying you, before you got in this program, 'Will you take a test, were you taking cocaine or not?' What do you think, huh? Are you a junkie?'"
The full Tuesday interview will be aired Thursday at the combined convention of the National Association of Black Journalists and National Association of Hispanic Journalists.
Trump and his campaign is targeting Biden's cognitive ability as a campaign tactic, often pointing out when he stumbles over words and misspeaks.
Dated a social services gal who told me this: Dementia people are placid or combative. Watch out for the latter.
Posted by: M. Murcek ||
08/05/2020 16:21 Comments ||
Joey's snapped at people before the virus nonsense. Didn't he call someone fat or something? There might have been other instances, but I cannot recall them. He's that "get off my lawn" type of neighbor.
[NYPOST] Gov. Andrew Sonny Cuomo easily defeated Rep. Alexandria Boom Boom Ocasio-Cortez Dem Congressgirl from da Bronx in Noo Yawk and leader of the Mean Girl Caucus in Congress. One of the Great Minds of the 21st Century, she is known as much for her innaleck as for her dance moves. She is all in favor of socialism, even though she's fuzzy on the details. She was the inventor of the Green New Deal, though she doesn't talk about it much anymore... Tuesday in a surprise challenge to determine who will head New York’s delegation to the Democratic National Convention. Democratic Party ...every time you hear the phrase white people, wehite supremacy,white anything but paint, you're listening to a Democrat... chairman Jay Jacobs — a Cuomo ally — fumed that he was "blindsided" when a motion was made to nominate AOC to head the delegation during an online Democratic Committee meeting.
Still, Cuomo received 218 votes compared to the 34 votes gleaned by the first-term congresswoman,
*Snicker* Overweening pride smashed.
who represents portions of Queens and The Bronx, Jacobs said
"It was a bad performance. AOC got 13 percent of the vote. She did vote for herself," Jacobs said following the meeting.
Jacobs said he was disappointed because he wanted party unity before heading into the convention, which takes place in Milwaukee Aug. 17-20, though the coronavirus (aka COVID19 or Chinese Plague) ...the twenty first century equivalent of bubonic plague, only instead of killing off a third of the population of Europe it kills 3.4 percent of those who notice they have it. It seems to be fond of the elderly, especially Iranian politicians and holy men... pandemic has scaled back in-person events.
"It surprised me. I was blindsided by it. It was bad faith," Jacobs said.
[NATIONALREVIEW] New York City health commissioner Oxiris Barbot resigned on Tuesday, after clashing with Mayor Comrade Bill de Blasio ...cryptocommie mayor of New York and for some reason a Dem candidate for president in 2020. Corrupt and incompetent, his qualifications for office seem to consist of being married to a black woman, with whom he honeymooned in Cuba. He has a preppy-looking son named Dante, whose Divine Comedy involved getting his back hair up when a police car drove past him slowly. New Yorkers voted for him, so they deserve him... for months over the city’s coronavirus (aka COVID19 or Chinese Plague) ...the twenty first century equivalent of bubonic plague, only instead of killing off a third of the population of Europe it kills 3.4 percent of those who notice they have it. It seems to be fond of the elderly, especially Iranian politicians and holy men... response.
De Blasio has a history of clashing with health department officials. In May of this year the mayor opted to place city hospitals in charge of coronavirus contact tracing efforts, despite the health department’s experience with contact tracing for AIDS, measles, and other outbreaks.
"I leave my post today with deep disappointment that during the most critical public health crisis in our lifetime, that the Health Department’s incomparable disease control expertise was not used to the degree it could have been," Barbot wrote in her resignation letter. "Our experts are world renowned for their epidemiology, surveillance and response work. The city would be well served by having them at the strategic center of the response not in the background."
At a Tuesday presser, de Blasio did not directly say whether Barbot was fired.
"You’re going to have disagreements along the way," de Blasio told news hounds. "It had been clear certainly in recent days that it was time for a change, and really about how we move forward."
Barbot was criticized by de Blasio after the New York Post reported on a March conversation she had with NYPD chief of department Terence Monahan, who was pushing to supply officers with masks.
"I don’t give two rats’ asses about your cops," Barbot told Monahan. "I need them for others."
However, there is a theory which states that if ever anybody discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another theory which states that this has already happened... a health department official told the New York Times
...which still proudly displays Walter Duranty's Pulitzer prize... that police had tried to commandeer health department masks that were bound for hospitals, and that Barbot was responding to that attempt.
New York City has seen over 23,000 deaths and 231,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus. More than 2.5 percent of the city’s population has been infected.
[FOXNEWS] Mayor Jacob Frey, the Minneapolis Democrat who faced sharp criticism over his handling of the George Floyd riots in June, on Monday seemed to place much of the blame on Gov. Tim Walz, another Democrat, for failing to act quickly on early requests from the city for state intervention, a report said.
The Minneapolis Star-Tribune published a detailed report that shed light on the interaction between the mayor's office and Walz in the early days of the protest. The governor's office made it clear that National Guard Troops were ready within 24 hours of the mayor's informal request, but Frey seems to be unconvinced that the governor's office took the unfolding crisis as serious as the moment demanded.
The report also shows clear fissures in Frey’s relationship with Walz. Frey told the paper that he remembered a presser that the governor held outside the smoldering Third Precinct when he called the city’s response to the unrest the night before an "abject failure."
Frey said watching the presser was "definitely a hit in the gut."
"Not just for me, but for so many in our city that were doing everything they could...Everyone was pouring themselves into stemming the violence," he said.
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.