Blogs from Michael_Novakhov (21 sites): The FBI News Review: “mueller” – Google News: Why is Nancy Pelosi slamming AOC and helping Trump? – CNN

Feedly Logo
July 07, 2019
“mueller” – Google News: Why is Nancy Pelosi slamming AOC and helping Trump? – CNN
“fbi surveillance” – Google News: Inspector General Reaches ‘Breakthrough’ With Key Witness In FISA Abuse Probe – The Daily Wire
“fbi and trump” – Google News: Our new Saddam Hussein – The Washington Post
Alerta de Google: fbi: FBI And ICE Using Driver’s License Photos Without Consent For Facial Recognition Searches
Alerta de Google: fbi: The FBI and ICE Are Using Your DMV Photos to Run Facial Recognition Searches

“mueller” – Google News: Why is Nancy Pelosi slamming AOC and helping Trump? – CNN

FBI from Michael_Novakhov (28 sites)
The latest example came Sunday when the New York Times’ Maureen Dowd reported that Pelosi had slammed four of the most vocal and visible freshman House members, Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts.
Read More

“fbi surveillance” – Google News: Inspector General Reaches ‘Breakthrough’ With Key Witness In FISA Abuse Probe – The Daily Wire

FBI from Michael_Novakhov (28 sites)
Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz reportedly has reached a “breakthrough” in the government’s investigation into alleged FISA abuse against the Trump campaign as at least one witness has started to cooperate in the investigation.
Read More

“fbi and trump” – Google News: Our new Saddam Hussein – The Washington Post

FBI from Michael_Novakhov (28 sites)
Jackson Diehl Deputy editorial page editor and columnist focusing on international affairs Deputy Editorial Page Editor July 7 at 6:40 PM Once upon a time, there was a brutal and reckless dictator of an oil-rich Arab country who, despite his well-documented excesses, was stroked and supported by the United States and other Western governments.
Read More

Alerta de Google: fbi: FBI And ICE Using Driver’s License Photos Without Consent For Facial Recognition Searches

FBI from Michael_Novakhov (28 sites)
FBI and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents have reportedly been using hundreds of millions of state driver’s license photos for facial recognition searches without the knowledge or consent of the Americans holding the licenses.
Read More

Alerta de Google: fbi: The FBI and ICE Are Using Your DMV Photos to Run Facial Recognition Searches

FBI from Michael_Novakhov (28 sites)
Photo: Justin Sullivan/GettyRecords reviewed by the Washington Post show that the FBI and ICE have been scanning through Americans’ state driver’s license photos using facial recognition technology without consent.
Read More
Feeling mobile? Get the Feedly app and read on the go
GooglePlay Store App

The FBI News Review

Blogs from Michael_Novakhov (21 sites)

The Global Security News: 1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (197 sites): Palmer Report: The surreal timeline of Donald Trump, Mike Pence, and Jeffrey Epstein’s arrest


All week long, strange things kept happening that didn’t fit together unless there was a larger piece of the puzzle that we couldn’t see. Donald Trump making an oddly specific attempt at distraction. Mike Pence disappearing and the White House refusing to admit why. Then last night a very big puzzle piece indeed emerged.


Last night Donald Trump’s old friend Jeffrey Epstein, who was previously let off the hook for child molestation by Trump’s current Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta, was arrested on new charges of sex trafficking. The Epstein indictment won’t be unsealed until court is in session tomorrow, so for now we have more questions than answers. But the timeline of the past week is certainly surreal.



It began on Tuesday morning when Mike Pence’s planned trip to New Hampshire was called off at the last second. The White House couldn’t get its story straight about whether Pence’s plane had to turn around or whether it never took off to begin with – making clear that whatever was happening, it was chaotic. The White House then blamed the whole thing on a security matter, but couldn’t say what it is, and vowed not to reveal it for weeks to come – suggesting that there’s another shoe to drop.




Clearly, something happened within the Trump regime on Tuesday that was a big enough deal to bring Mike Pence in on it, but embarrassing enough that the regime was frantic to cover it up. Then on Wednesday afternoon, Palmer Report documented what appeared to be a very calculated attempt by Donald Trump at creating a distraction, as he threw most of his greatest hits onto Twitter within an hour span. The distraction didn’t work, but it tipped off that Trump was expecting major bad news for him to drop at any minute. Then on Thursday, Trump put in a Fourth of July speech performance that was laughably bad even by his standards. Then on Saturday night, Epstein was arrested.


Again, we don’t know how these pieces fit together, or if they even do. But it’s entirely plausible that Attorney General William Barr tipped off Donald Trump on Tuesday that Epstein was going to be arrested soon, that Mike Pence was brought in to help plot strategy or calm Trump down, that by Wednesday afternoon Trump was panicking enough to try to create a distraction by any means possible, and that by Thursday night Trump was such a mess he was talking about airports in colonial times. We’ll find out soon enough; the Epstein arrest is going to make it very difficult to keep any of this stuff covered up much longer.

Click here to help fund Palmer Report’s editorial takedown of Donald Trump!



The post The surreal timeline of Donald Trump, Mike Pence, and Jeffrey Epstein’s arrest appeared first on Palmer Report.

Palmer Report

1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (197 sites)

The Global Security News

The Global Security News: 1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (197 sites): “michael flynn” – Google News: Major crash shuts down eastbound lanes on I-78 – NJ.com

Major crash shuts down eastbound lanes on I-78  NJ.com

A crash on I-78 in Hunterdon County closed all eastbound lanes on Sunday evening.

“michael flynn” – Google News

1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (197 sites)

The Global Security News

The Global Security News: 1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (197 sites): “trump as gambler” – Google News: US wins 4th World Cup title, 2nd in a row, beats Dutch 2-0 – ktvo.com

US wins 4th World Cup title, 2nd in a row, beats Dutch 2-0  ktvo.com

LYON, France (AP) — Megan Rapinoe stood on the field, arms outstretched, striking her now trademark victory pose symbolizing the confidence of a U. S. team …

“trump as gambler” – Google News

1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (197 sites)

The Global Security News

The Global Security News: 1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (197 sites): “Donald Trump” – Google News: Donald Trump Slams “Failed” Fox News: “They Forgot The People Who Got Them There!” – Deadline

Donald Trump Slams “Failed” Fox News: “They Forgot The People Who Got Them There!”  Deadline

Donald Trump decided to throw an early evening Twitter tantrum on Sunday, lumping in Fox News with news outlets he regularly complains about including …

“Donald Trump” – Google News

1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (197 sites)

The Global Security News

Blogs from Michael_Novakhov (21 sites): The FBI News Review: “fbi reform” – Google News: FBI, ICE use driver license photos without owners’ knowledge or consent – Salt Lake Tribune

Feedly Logo
July 07, 2019
“fbi reform” – Google News: FBI, ICE use driver license photos without owners’ knowledge or consent – Salt Lake Tribune
The FBI News Review: “fbi reform” – Google News: FBI, ICE use driver license photos without owners’ knowledge or consent – Stars and Stripes
Alerta de Google: fbi: Accept. Peter King: ‘Extreme, extreme abuses’ by FBI, CIA in Russia probe ‘going to return out’
Alerta de Google: fbi: Convicted Child Predator Jeffrey Epstein Arrested, Charged With Sex Trafficking Minors
Alerta de Google: fbi: FBI, ICE find state driver’s license photos are a gold mine for facial-recognition searches

“fbi reform” – Google News: FBI, ICE use driver license photos without owners’ knowledge or consent – Salt Lake Tribune

FBI from Michael_Novakhov (28 sites)
Washington • Agents with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Immigration and Customs Enforcement have turned state driver license databases into a facial-recognition gold mine, scanning through hundreds of millions of Americans’ photos without their knowledge or consent, newly released documents show.
Read More

The FBI News Review: “fbi reform” – Google News: FBI, ICE use driver license photos without owners’ knowledge or consent – Stars and Stripes

FBI from Michael_Novakhov (28 sites)
July 07, 2019 FBI News Review at 17 Hours “fbi reform” – Google News: FBI, ICE use driver license photos without owners’ knowledge or consent – Stars and Stripes “fbi criticism” – Google News: Terry Crews Wants To Play King Triton In The Live-Action ‘Little Mermaid’ And Twitter Loves It – The Inquisitr News The FBI News Review: “fbi” – Google News: FBI, ICE find state driver’s license photos are a gold mine for facial-recognition searches – The Washington Post “Christopher Wray” – Google News: Financier Jeffrey Epstein due in court over sex charges – WNWO NBC 24 “fbi reform” – Google News: FBI, ICE use driver license photos without owners’ knowledge or consent – Stars and Stripes FBI from Michael_Novakhov (28 sites) WASHINGTON — Agents with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Immigration and Customs Enforcement have turned state driver license databases into a facial-recognition gold mine, scanning through hundreds of millions of Americans’ photos without their knowledge or consent, newly released documents show.
Read More

Alerta de Google: fbi: Accept. Peter King: ‘Extreme, extreme abuses’ by FBI, CIA in Russia probe ‘going to return out’

FBI from Michael_Novakhov (28 sites)
Accept. Peter King, R-N.Y., acknowledged he’s “confident” that as soon as Attorney Neatly-liked Invoice Barr concludes his investigation of the origins of the investigation of President Trump’s 2016 advertising and marketing campaign, the American americans will study that the FBI and CIA beneath the Obama administration engaged in unfriendly play.
Read More

Alerta de Google: fbi: Convicted Child Predator Jeffrey Epstein Arrested, Charged With Sex Trafficking Minors

FBI from Michael_Novakhov (28 sites)
Billionaire investor Jeffrey Epstein was arrested on Saturday by the FBI-NYPD Crimes Against Children Task Force for allegedly sex trafficking dozens of minors between 2002 and 2005.
Read More

Alerta de Google: fbi: FBI, ICE find state driver’s license photos are a gold mine for facial-recognition searches

FBI from Michael_Novakhov (28 sites)
A surveillance camera in San Francisco, which recently banned police from using facial-recognition software. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) Agents with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Immigration and Customs Enforcement have turned state driver’s license databases into a facial-recognition gold mine, scanning through hundreds of millions of Americans’ photos without their knowledge or consent, newly released documents show.
Read More
Feeling mobile? Get the Feedly app and read on the go
GooglePlay Store App

The FBI News Review

Blogs from Michael_Novakhov (21 sites)

Blogs from Michael_Novakhov (21 sites): The FBI News Review: “fbi reform” – Google News: FBI, ICE use driver license photos without owners’ knowledge or consent – Stars and Stripes

Feedly Logo
July 07, 2019
“fbi reform” – Google News: FBI, ICE use driver license photos without owners’ knowledge or consent – Stars and Stripes
“fbi criticism” – Google News: Terry Crews Wants To Play King Triton In The Live-Action ‘Little Mermaid’ And Twitter Loves It – The Inquisitr News
The FBI News Review: “fbi” – Google News: FBI, ICE find state driver’s license photos are a gold mine for facial-recognition searches – The Washington Post
“Christopher Wray” – Google News: Financier Jeffrey Epstein due in court over sex charges – WNWO NBC 24

“fbi reform” – Google News: FBI, ICE use driver license photos without owners’ knowledge or consent – Stars and Stripes

FBI from Michael_Novakhov (28 sites)
WASHINGTON — Agents with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Immigration and Customs Enforcement have turned state driver license databases into a facial-recognition gold mine, scanning through hundreds of millions of Americans’ photos without their knowledge or consent, newly released documents show.
Read More

“fbi criticism” – Google News: Terry Crews Wants To Play King Triton In The Live-Action ‘Little Mermaid’ And Twitter Loves It – The Inquisitr News

FBI from Michael_Novakhov (28 sites)
American comedian and actor Terry Crews recently took to Twitter to suggest that he wants to play King Triton in the live-action The Little Mermaid starring Halle Bailey, and fans are reacting very positively to the revelation.
Read More

The FBI News Review: “fbi” – Google News: FBI, ICE find state driver’s license photos are a gold mine for facial-recognition searches – The Washington Post

FBI from Michael_Novakhov (28 sites)
July 07, 2019 FBI News Review at 16 Hours “fbi” – Google News: FBI, ICE find state driver’s license photos are a gold mine for facial-recognition searches – The Washington Post Michael Novakhov on Twitter from Michael_Novakhov (4 sites): Twitter search feed for: michael novakhov.: 2:30 PM 7/7/2019 – Michael Novakhov – SharedNewsLinks℠ – In 50 Posts https://trumpandtrumpism.com/2019/07/07/230-pm-7-7-2019-michael-novakhov-sharednewslinks%e2%84%a0-in-50-brief-posts/ … Michael Novakhov on Twitter from Michael_Novakhov (4 sites): Twitter search feed for: michael novakhov.: MAGA Grift Goes Global https://thebulwark.com/maga-grift-goes-global/ … via @BulwarkOnline “fbi” – Google News: FBI, ICE find state driver’s license photos are a gold mine for facial-recognition searches – The Washington Post FBI from Michael_Novakhov (28 sites) A surveillance camera in San Francisco, which recently banned police from using facial-recognition software.
Read More

“Christopher Wray” – Google News: Financier Jeffrey Epstein due in court over sex charges – WNWO NBC 24

FBI from Michael_Novakhov (28 sites)
Financier Jeffrey Epstein due in court over sex charges WNWO NBC 24NEW YORK (AP) – Wealthy financier and registered sex offender Jeffrey Epstein is due in court following an arrest in New York on new sex-trafficking charges …
Read More
Feeling mobile? Get the Feedly app and read on the go
GooglePlay Store App

The FBI News Review

Blogs from Michael_Novakhov (21 sites)

1. New York and Brooklyn from Michael_Novakhov (111 sites): “Brooklyn NY” – Google News: 2019 Women’s World Cup viewing party in New York – New York Daily News

2019 Women’s World Cup viewing party in New York  New York Daily News

New Yorkers celebrate after the U.S. Women’s National Team wins the 2019 World Cup against the Netherlands, 2-0, on Sunday, July 7, 2019. A viewing party …

“Brooklyn NY” – Google News

1. New York and Brooklyn from Michael_Novakhov (111 sites)

Blogs from Michael_Novakhov (21 sites): The FBI News Review: “fbi” – Google News: FBI, ICE find state driver’s license photos are a gold mine for facial-recognition searches – The Washington Post

Feedly Logo
July 07, 2019
“fbi” – Google News: FBI, ICE find state driver’s license photos are a gold mine for facial-recognition searches – The Washington Post
Michael Novakhov on Twitter from Michael_Novakhov (4 sites): Twitter search feed for: michael novakhov.: 2:30 PM 7/7/2019 – Michael Novakhov – SharedNewsLinks℠ – In 50 Posts https://trumpandtrumpism.com/2019/07/07/230-pm-7-7-2019-michael-novakhov-sharednewslinks%e2%84%a0-in-50-brief-posts/ …
Michael Novakhov on Twitter from Michael_Novakhov (4 sites): Twitter search feed for: michael novakhov.: MAGA Grift Goes Global https://thebulwark.com/maga-grift-goes-global/ … via @BulwarkOnline

“fbi” – Google News: FBI, ICE find state driver’s license photos are a gold mine for facial-recognition searches – The Washington Post

FBI from Michael_Novakhov (28 sites)
A surveillance camera in San Francisco, which recently banned police from using facial-recognition software. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) Agents with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Immigration and Customs Enforcement have turned state driver’s license databases into a facial-recognition gold mine, scanning through hundreds of millions of Americans’ photos without their knowledge or consent, newly released documents show.
Read More

Michael Novakhov on Twitter from Michael_Novakhov (4 sites): Twitter search feed for: michael novakhov.: 2:30 PM 7/7/2019 – Michael Novakhov – SharedNewsLinks℠ – In 50 Posts https://trumpandtrumpism.com/2019/07/07/230-pm-7-7-2019-michael-novakhov-sharednewslinks%e2%84%a0-in-50-brief-posts/ …

FBI from Michael_Novakhov (28 sites)
2:30 PM 7/7/2019 – Michael Novakhov – SharedNewsLinks℠ – In 50 Posts https://trumpandtrumpism.com/2019/07/07/230-pm-7-7-2019-michael-novakhov-sharednewslinks%e2%84%a0-in-50-brief-posts/ …
Read More

Michael Novakhov on Twitter from Michael_Novakhov (4 sites): Twitter search feed for: michael novakhov.: MAGA Grift Goes Global https://thebulwark.com/maga-grift-goes-global/ … via @BulwarkOnline

FBI from Michael_Novakhov (28 sites)
MAGA Grift Goes Global https://thebulwark.com/maga-grift-goes-global/ … via @BulwarkOnline Twitter search feed for: michael novakhov. Michael Novakhov on Twitter from Michael_Novakhov (4 sites)
Read More
Feeling mobile? Get the Feedly app and read on the go
GooglePlay Store App

The FBI News Review

Blogs from Michael_Novakhov (21 sites)

1. New York and Brooklyn from Michael_Novakhov (111 sites): BrooklynVegan: Billy Bragg writes more on Morrissey: “as a Smiths fan, I’m heartbroken”

“Where once he offered solace to the victims of a cruel and unjust world, he now seems to have joined the bullies waiting outside the school gates” — Billy Bragg on Morrissey.

Continue reading…

BrooklynVegan

1. New York and Brooklyn from Michael_Novakhov (111 sites)

1. New York and Brooklyn from Michael_Novakhov (111 sites): “Brooklyn Music” – Google News: Billy Bragg writes more on Morrissey: “as a Smiths fan, I’m heartbroken” – Brooklyn Vegan

Billy Bragg writes more on Morrissey: “as a Smiths fan, I’m heartbroken”  Brooklyn Vegan

Where once he offered solace to the victims of a cruel and unjust world, he now seems to have joined the bullies waiting outside the school gates — Billy Bragg …

“Brooklyn Music” – Google News

1. New York and Brooklyn from Michael_Novakhov (111 sites)

1. New York and Brooklyn from Michael_Novakhov (111 sites): “Bay Ridge Brooklyn” – Google News: New York City celebrates women’s soccer team’s World Cup victory – New York Daily News

New York City celebrates women’s soccer team’s World Cup victory  New York Daily News

It was awesome!” said Gabby Cohen, 39, who watched the game on an outdoor screen under the Manhattan Bridge in Brooklyn with her husband Jeff, 43, and …

“Bay Ridge Brooklyn” – Google News

1. New York and Brooklyn from Michael_Novakhov (111 sites)

The Global Security News: realDonaldTrump on Twitter: Congratulations to the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team on winning the World Cup! Great and exciting play. America is proud of you all!

Congratulations to the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team on winning the World Cup! Great and exciting play. America is proud of you all!


Posted by

realDonaldTrump
on Sunday, July 7th, 2019 7:11pm

9663 likes, 1853 retweets

realDonaldTrump on Twitter

The Global Security News

The Global Security News: realDonaldTrump on Twitter: RT @WhiteHouse: The 3 major U.S. stock indexes all closed with record highs Wednesday! thehill.com/policy/finance…

The 3 major U.S. stock indexes all closed with record highs Wednesday!
thehill.com/policy/finance…


Posted by

WhiteHouse
on Friday, July 5th, 2019 7:10pm
Retweeted by

realDonaldTrump
on Sunday, July 7th, 2019 7:03pm

9103 likes, 2459 retweets

realDonaldTrump on Twitter

The Global Security News

The Global Security News: realDonaldTrump on Twitter: RT @WhiteHouseCEA: Read more about the jobs numbers out today: whitehouse.gov/articles/u-s-e…

Read more about the jobs numbers out today:
whitehouse.gov/articles/u-s-e…


Posted by

WhiteHouseCEA
on Friday, July 5th, 2019 2:09pm
Retweeted by

realDonaldTrump
on Sunday, July 7th, 2019 7:02pm

2907 likes, 873 retweets

realDonaldTrump on Twitter

The Global Security News

The Global Security News: “Trump” – Google News: Melania Trump, Barack Obama congratulate US women’s team on World Cup win. Where’s the President? – CNN

Melania Trump, Barack Obama congratulate US women’s team on World Cup win. Where’s the President?  CNN

Washington (CNN) The US Women’s National Soccer Team captured a record-extending fourth World Cup Sunday with a 2-0 win over the Netherlands in the …

“Trump” – Google News

The Global Security News

Michael Novakhov – SharedNewsLinks℠: 2:30 PM 7/7/2019 – Michael Novakhov – SharedNewsLinks℠ – In 50 Posts | Trump and Trumpism – Review Of News And Opinions


Michael_Novakhov
shared this story
from Trump and Trumpism – Review Of News And Opinions.

2:30 PM 7/7/2019 – Michael Novakhov – SharedNewsLinks℠ – In 50 Brief Posts

Michael Novakhov – SharedNewsLinks℠
MAGA Grift Goes Global – The Bulwark
Mysterious Trump Ally George Nader’s Phones Had Texts With Saudi And UAE Rulers, As Well As Child Pornography
Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein arrested on sex trafficking charges
Russian Oligarch Scoffed at FBI’s Collusion Theory
The Broidy – Manafort Ring | 5:59 AM 7/7/2019 – “Epstein was also a longtime acquaintance of … #TomBarrack…” – Elliott Broidy, George Nader, Rick Gates, Tom Barrack, Jeffrey Epstein, Chris Cline – Google Search
tom barrack – Google Search
Broidy Manafort Ring – Google Search
Michael Cohen’s Plea Deal Brought Trump’s Woes Together
Broidy Manafort Ring – Google Search
george nader – Google Search
rick gates – Google Search
elliott broidy – Google Search
paul manafort – Google Search
Broidy Manafort Ring – Google Search
Broidy Manafort Ring – Google Search
GUEST EDITORIAL: Mueller will face questions from both sides – News – Santa Rosas Press Gazette
Ethiopian community’s protests funded by ‘German Money’
Jeffrey Epstein and Chris Cline – Google Search
Jeffrey Epstein and Chris Cline – Google Search
Jeffrey Epstein and Chris Cline – Google Search
Jeffrey Epstein and Chris Cline – Google Search
Jeffrey Epstein and Chris Cline – Google Search
Jeffrey Epstein and Chris Cline – Google Search
SDNY Investigation of Donald Trump – Google Search
SDNY Investigation of Donald Trump – Google Search
SDNY Investigation of Donald Trump – Google Search
SDNY Investigation of Donald Trump – Google Search
SDNY Investigation of Donald Trump – Google Search
SDNY Investigation of Donald Trump – Google Search
SDNY Investigation of Donald Trump – Google Search
SDNY Investigation of Donald Trump – Google Search
SDNY arrests Donald Trump’s friend Jeffrey Epstein for sex trafficking, and all hell breaks loose
elliott broidy – Google Search
Trump Fund-Raiser Received Laundered Foreign Money, Prosecutors Say
G.O.P. Influence Peddler Elliott Broidy Was Raided by the Feds
Jeffrey Epstein, Billionaire Long Accused of Molesting Minors, Is Charged
Jeffrey Epstein: US financier ‘charged with sex trafficking’
Elliott Broidy, George Nader, Rick Gates, Tom Barrack, Jeffrey Epstein – Google Search
Elliott Broidy, George Nader, Rick Gates, Tom Barrack, Jeffrey Epstein – Google Search
Elliott Broidy, George Nader, Rick Gates, Tom Barrack, Jeffrey Epstein – Google Search
Elliott Broidy, George Nader, Rick Gates, Tom Barrack, Jeffrey Epstein – Google Search
The money behind Trump’s $107 million inauguration – Alternet.org
tom barrack – Google Search
Jeffrey Epstein – Wikipedia
Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein arrested and charged with sex trafficking
Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein arrested and accused of sex trafficking minors, sources say – CNN
Jewish Identity excluded from Identity Politics
anti-Trump wing of Republican party – Google Search
anti-Trump wing of Republican party – Google Search
bill weld – Google Search

 

Michael Novakhov – SharedNewsLinks℠
MAGA Grift Goes Global – The Bulwark
Sun, 07 Jul 2019 13:34:32 -0400

Michael_Novakhov shared this story from The Bulwark.

If you’re looking to cash in on one of Washington’s swampier pastimes, you could do worse than picking a side in the lobbying and public relations war between the Qatar and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). While both countries are U.S. allies—each hosts a sizeable American military contingent—there is no love lost between them. The two gulf states nearly went to war in 2017, and have waged an expensive and at times brazen campaign for influence in Washington and within the Trump administration.

The risks in this game are substantial. Participants have been subjected to federal investigationstargeted by state-sponsored hackers, and smeared relentlessly as paid shills or supporters of terror. It may have even cost former ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson his job as secretary of state.

The enormous strategic and economic stakes have made the struggle for America’s favor a lucrative one, and it’s unsurprising that names associated with MAGA grift have become involved in promoting the UAE’s campaign against Qatar. Even Pizzagate conspiracist and Infowars correspondent Mike Cernovich released a short documentary attacking Qatar last month, focusing on the country’s ties to Islamists and, ironically, its campaign for influence abroad.

You cannot make this stuff up. But to be fair, it should be noted that Qatar is not simply an innocent victim. Many of its actions have been genuinely worrying and should cause concern not only in the region but in Washington as well.

Despite the best efforts of the players involved to keep things quiet, we may be learning more about this scheme. The office of special counsel and congressional investigators have zeroed in on a mysterious January 2017 meeting in the Seychelles, apparently brokered by the UAE as part of an effort to establish a “back channel” between the incoming Trump administration and Russia. An incidental but important outcome of the Mueller investigation could be to reveal a broader scope of foreign meddling and interference with American politics and policymaking.

Podcast episode cover image

Before the infamous Seychelles rendezvous, several of its key participants met first at Trump Tower on August 3, 2016. Blackwater founder Erik Prince—who lives in the UAEand helped the country form a paramilitary force—arranged for Donald Trump Jr. to meet George Nader, a Lebanese-American adviser to UAE crown prince Mohammed bin Zayed (MBZ), and Joel Zamel, an Israeli social media entrepreneur. According to The New York Times, the future president’s son “responded approvingly,” and after the election, Nader paid Zamel a sum of up to $2 million:

There are conflicting accounts of the reason for the payment, but among other things, a company linked to Mr. Zamel provided Mr. Nader with an elaborate presentation about the significance of social media campaigning to Mr. Trump’s victory.

Accounts differ as to the purpose of the secretive post-election gathering in the Seychelles — whether it was arranged for business purposes or to establish a diplomatic “back channel” between the U.S. and Russia. George Nader reportedly told a grand jury that Erik Prince visited the remote island nation as an emissary of the incoming Trump administration. During his visit, Prince met with MBZ and Kirill Dmitriev, who runs Russia’s $10 billion sovereign wealth fund. While it remains unclear exactly what the group discussed in the Seychelles, political tensions in the gulf would ramp up in the months to come.

In May 2017, President Trump visited Riyadh to attend the multilateral Arab-Islamic-American Summit, which is probably best remembered for its photograph of the president “touching the orb” with the leaders of Saudi Arabia and Egypt. We don’t know what particular assurances Trump may have provided at the summit, but two weeks later, a Saudi-led bloc of countries cut diplomatic ties with Qatar and imposed an economic embargo against the country.

Almost immediately, President Trump tweeted his support for Qatar’s isolation and signaled that the move received his endorsement at the Riyadh summit.

Behind the scenes, the administration worked to de-escalate the crisis. According to a report in The Intercept quoting “one current member of the U.S. intelligence community and two former State Department officials,” Secretary of State Rex Tillerson urged Saudi leaders not to follow through on a contemplated invasion of Qatar. Tillerson’s intervention was said to have enraged the UAE leadership, which began a campaign to have him removed as secretary of state. (Tillerson was fired less than a year later.)

After Tillerson’s ouster, MBZ was reportedly “gloating to every member in the Gulf ruling families that he was the mastermind behind firing Tillerson.” Abdulkhaleq Abdulla, an adviser to the crown prince, tweeted that “history will remember that a Gulf state had a role in expelling the foreign minister of a superpower and that’s just the tip of the iceberg.”

According to hacked emails given to the New York Times, ex-RNC finance co-chair Elliott Broidy also claimed to have personally recommended that the president to fire Tillerson.* Broidy, whose security company Circinus was later awarded a contract worth more than $200 million by the UAE, was a close associate with Nader, the Lebanese-American adviser to MBZ. (Broidy is also known for arranging a hush-money payment to a Playboy playmate via Trump fixer Michael Cohen.) Nader has cooperated with the Mueller investigation.


On October 6, 2017—four months after diplomatic tensions in the gulf almost gave way to war —the public relations firm SCL Social disclosed a $330,000 contract with the UAE for a “global media campaign.” SCL Social was the parent company of Cambridge Analytica, which employed Trump strategist Steve Bannon and received a $5 million investment from the pro-Trump Mercer family.

Two weeks later, Bannon addressed a Hudson Institute summit focusing on Qatar’s ties to Iran and the Muslim Brotherhood. “The single most important thing that’s happening in the world is the situation in Qatar,” he said.

According to the New York Times, the Hudson summit and another anti-Qatar conference at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies were funded in part by a $2.7 million payment from George Nader to Elliott Broidy. The Times noted that “Hudson Institute policies prohibit donations from foreign governments that are not democracies, and the Foundation for Defense of Democracies bars donations from all foreign governments, so Mr. Nader’s role as an adviser to the U.A.E. may have raised concerns had he donated directly.”


The fallout from the assassination of journalist Jamal Khashoggi by Saudi agents last October would highlight not only the inflamed state of gulf politics in Washington, but also the paranoia about the motives and funding of anyone who took a different perspective.

Khashoggi, a Saudi citizen who fell out with the regime for his support for the pro-democracy movement and a role for the Muslim Brotherhood, was brutally murdered during a routine visit to the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. The Washington Post later reported that he maintained close ties to an executive at the Qatar Foundation who “shaped the columns he submitted… proposing topics, drafting material and prodding him to take a harder line against the Saudi government.”

The revelation that Khashoggi may have received support from Qatar was seized upon by some commentators to absolve or obscure the guilt that might otherwise fall upon the Saudi regime. A small Washington think tank called the Security Studies Group made the Khashoggi affair a particular focus, portraying him as a legitimate target by labeling him a “Qatari asset.”

Jim Hanson, who heads the Security Studies Group, compared the murder of Khashoggi to President Obama’s drone strike on al-Qaeda terrorist Anwar Al-Awlaki who had communications with or otherwise inspired the 2005 London tube bombers, the Fort Dix shooter, the failed Times Square bomber and others.

Critics of the Saudi government were accused of organizing an “information operation,” as if the brutal killing of Khashoggi were somehow orchestrated by Doha or Ankara.

Security Studies Group’s Dave Reaboi—along with J. Michael Waller of the Center for Security Policy—recently participated in a short anti-Qatar film directed by date rape denialist and “smooth” brain supplement hawker Mike Cernovich. Not generally known for his Middle East expertise, Cernovich also promoted a mysterious smear campaign against former National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster, which used anti-Semitic imagery to imply the former general was being secretly manipulated by Jewish financiers like George Soros and the Rothschild family.


We shouldn’t let sleazy pro-Trump grifters distract us from Qatar’s behavior, which is troubling in a number of ways. The country’s enormous natural gas reserves have allowed it to chart an independent and at times destabilizing course in the Middle East. Its Al-Jazeera news channelsupport for the Arab Spring democracy movement and the Muslim Brotherhood, and economic ties with Iran have infuriated regional capitals from Cairo to Riyadh.

One of the precipitating events leading to the diplomatic showdown in June of 2017 was a shocking $1 billion ransom for the release of Qatari royals captured during a hunting trip in Iraq—reportedly paid to an al-Qaeda-connected group and Iranian officials.

Qatar may have also used its economic power to influence the president’s indebted son-in-law. Last August, a firm which counts the Qatari sovereign wealth fund as one of its largest shareholders helped bail out Jared Kushner’s family real estate company by agreeing to pay all 99 years of a long-term building lease up front.


Whether or how small-time MAGA figures are connected to bigger players like Erik Prince, Elliott Broidy, or foreign governments themselves remains to be seen. The Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) requires anyone acting on behalf of a foreign principal to influence U.S. public opinion or policy to register with the Department of Justice, but there are loopholes and gray areas that allow many such campaigns to operate under the radar. For instance, an American defense contractor could donate large sums to a U.S.-based think tank to effectively advocate on behalf of a foreign power without being forced to disclose its activities.

But there’s nothing like a federal investigation to force closely guarded information into the public domain. A look back at Paul Manafort’s secret effort to discredit the Ukrainian opposition, detailed by Ukrainian government sources and filings by federal prosecutors, is instructive. Manafort paid a conservative blogger named Christopher Badeaux—who was previously entangled in the Malaysian payola scandal— to establish a website for a “fake” think tank called the Center for the Study of Former Soviet Socialist Republics (CXSSR). Badeaux’s role emerged when he was named as a potential witnessfor the Manafort trial in the District of Columbia (which became moot once Manafort struck a plea dealwith the federal government).

Mysterious Trump Ally George Nader’s Phones Had Texts With Saudi And UAE Rulers, As Well As Child Pornography
Sun, 07 Jul 2019 13:33:26 -0400

Michael_Novakhov shared this story from The Inquisitr.

The 60-year-old Nader is being held on charges of transporting child porn, but investigators also found communications with two of the most powerful rulers in the Arab world.

George Nader, the mysterious Lebanese-American businessman who served as a secret emissary to the 2016 Donald Trump campaign from Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed, de facto ruler of the United Arab Emirates, had text messages with the prince on one of the three cell phones in his possession when he was detained by investigators working

Michael Novakhov – SharedNewsLinks℠

Blogs from Michael_Novakhov (21 sites): The FBI News Review: “fbi criticism” – Google News: Sen. Marsha Blackburn on Iran: I’m holding out hope for a diplomatic solution – Fox News

Feedly Logo
July 07, 2019
“fbi criticism” – Google News: Sen. Marsha Blackburn on Iran: I’m holding out hope for a diplomatic solution – Fox News
Crime and Criminology from Michael_Novakhov (10 sites): Michael Novakhov on Twitter from Michael_Novakhov (4 sites): mikenov on Twitter: Maurene Comey – Google Search google.com/search?q=Maure…
“house judiciary committee” – Google News: Justin Amash: Nancy Pelosi ‘shouldn’t have opened her mouth in the first place’ if she wasn’t ready to impeach Trump – AlterNet
Guess Whose Daughter Is Reportedly a Prosecutor in Jeffrey Epstein Case – Law & Crime

“fbi criticism” – Google News: Sen. Marsha Blackburn on Iran: I’m holding out hope for a diplomatic solution – Fox News

FBI from Michael_Novakhov (28 sites)
Tennessee Republican Sen. Marsha Blackburn weighs in on growing tensions between the U.S. and Iran. This is a rush transcript from “Sunday Morning Futures,” July 6, 2019. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.
Read More

Crime and Criminology from Michael_Novakhov (10 sites): Michael Novakhov on Twitter from Michael_Novakhov (4 sites): mikenov on Twitter: Maurene Comey – Google Search google.com/search?q=Maure…

FBI from Michael_Novakhov (28 sites)
Maurene Comey – Google Search google.com/search?q=Maure… Posted by mikenov on Sunday, July 7th, 2019 4:06pm mikenov on Twitter Michael Novakhov on Twitter from Michael_Novakhov (4 sites)
Read More

“house judiciary committee” – Google News: Justin Amash: Nancy Pelosi ‘shouldn’t have opened her mouth in the first place’ if she wasn’t ready to impeach Trump – AlterNet

FBI from Michael_Novakhov (28 sites)
Rep. Justin Amash (MI) on Sunday hit Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) for refusing to pursue an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, arguing she “shouldn’t have opened her mouth in the first place” if she wasn’t ready to begin the proceedings.
Read More

Guess Whose Daughter Is Reportedly a Prosecutor in Jeffrey Epstein Case – Law & Crime

Law & Crime
Maurene Comey, daughter of former FBI Director James Comey, is reportedly a prosecutor of the new criminal case against convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein. This details comes out of a new CNN report.
Read More
Feeling mobile? Get the Feedly app and read on the go
GooglePlay Store App

The FBI News Review

Blogs from Michael_Novakhov (21 sites)

Blogs from Michael_Novakhov (21 sites): Michael Novakhov on Twitter from Michael_Novakhov (4 sites): mikenov on Twitter: MAGA Grift Goes Global thebulwark.com/maga-grift-goe… via @BulwarkOnline

MAGA Grift Goes Global thebulwark.com/maga-grift-goe… via @BulwarkOnline


Posted by

mikenov
on Sunday, July 7th, 2019 5:34pm

mikenov on Twitter

Michael Novakhov on Twitter from Michael_Novakhov (4 sites)

Blogs from Michael_Novakhov (21 sites)

1. New York and Brooklyn from Michael_Novakhov (111 sites): “Borough Park Brooklyn” – Google News: Young Entrepreneurs Hope to Revive Skateboarding, Build Skate Park – TAPinto.net

Young Entrepreneurs Hope to Revive Skateboarding, Build Skate Park  TAPinto.net

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Two enterprising brothers from New Brunswick are confident the success they’ve enjoyed in the Hub City will carry over to their latest …

“Borough Park Brooklyn” – Google News

1. New York and Brooklyn from Michael_Novakhov (111 sites)

1. New York and Brooklyn from Michael_Novakhov (111 sites): “brooklyn crime news” – Google News: Straphanger slashed in Brooklyn attack inside Broadway Junction subway station – New York Daily News

Straphanger slashed in Brooklyn attack inside Broadway Junction subway station  New York Daily News

Their altercation in the mezzanine between the J and L trains turned physical, and the attacker slashed the other man twice in the neck, once on the chin, and …

“brooklyn crime news” – Google News

1. New York and Brooklyn from Michael_Novakhov (111 sites)