The seeds to the 2020 presidential election upset were sown in 2016. That year President Barack Obama met with Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi to strategize how they could keep globalism on track in the wake of growing public discontent and rising populism. A decision was made to set aside some $400 million from the $1.7 billion that Obama had been given to Iran for the peaceful applications of nuclear energy to help Obama retain power.
A President, Obama attempted to ram through the Transpacific Partnership (TPP) to secure Fast Track authority on immigration matters. The legislation was poised to establish an international tribunal to override American sovereignty in matters of trade. While billed as a mechanism for the United States to compete against China economically, China, which was quickly forging markets in Latin America and around the world, was slated to join the TPP and overtake the United States as global economic power. The TPP was deemed unconstitutional and scuttled.
In two terms, Obama had not advanced the globalist agenda as far as he had hoped, but he was not done yet. With any luck, his successor would preside over the collapse of the United States and the rise of Communist China as leader of the New World Order, with Obama controlling the Administration from behind the scenes.
To secure his grip on power, a nefarious plan was hatched, as revealed by former Overstock.com CEO Patrick Byrne. “People higher than the FBI, (the Men in Black (MIB) had decided that Hillary (Clinton) would (become the next President) and that anyone who stood in the way would be destroyed.”
Though FBI agents were implicated in efforts to derail the Trump presidency, America’s intelligence agencies are ultimately controlled by the Vatican and the City of London, which answer to the Rothschilds. As the MIB informed him, the FBI takes orders from “billionaires we made” and that “this could be you.”
While most might toil a lifetime and never reach millionaire status, Byrne was presented with the rare opportunity to become a billionaire by virtue of being a globalist stooge, an adventure that also involved seducing a Russian woman.
At the time. intelligence was being gathered on prospective presidential candidates, including Sen. Ted Cruz, Sen. Marco Rubio, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and Donald Trump for the purposes of compromising, and therefore controlling, whoever received the nomination and ultimately claimed the White House.
In order to secure the presidency for Hillary Clinton, Byrne entrapped her in an $18 million blackmail scheme. As the former Overstock.com CEO explained in interviews: “President Obama has his people across the federal bureaucracy, but especially the Department of Justice. Hillary is going to be President for eight years, and nothing is going to stop that, but while she’s President, the evidence about bribery (I was) part of gathering is going to be sitting on a Bunsen burner inside the DOJ, and the hand on that Bunsen burner is going to be the hand of one of Barack Obama’s people. If Hillary is a good girl, defends Obamacare etc., that hand will keep the Bunsen burner on low. If she is a bad girl, starts thinking for herself, that hand will turn the Bunsen burner to high. That way, for the eight years she is President, Hillary is going to be managed by Barack Obama. Then Hillary is going to step down, and (First Lady) Michelle (Obama) is going to run….That’s the plan.”
And so Operation Snow Globe was born. “Anytime (we need) to get to her, (she steps) into the snow globe, and (we) shake it up,” Byrne said. “If Trump (were to win) by fluke, (we had the) Russian collusion delusion.”
As a compromised candidate, Hillary Clinton chocked repeatedly on the campaign trail as her destiny approached – that of presiding over the collapse of the United States and rise of Communist China. As the first female President, she would put the final nail in America’s coffin. As the shadow elite prepared for this inevitability, the Chinese yuan was entered into the “basket of currencies” as a global reserve currency one month before the election.
Somehow Trump discovered that Obama was spying on his campaign and managed to expose him and become President, setting off the Russian collusion delusion and an endless barrage of attacks designed to prevent his Administration from reversing the damage Obama had inflicted upon the country. Clinton was furious – as not only had she succumbed to blackmail, but she had nothing to show for it, not even the White House.
Some four years later, Byrne would reappear with MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell, celebrity attorney Lin Wood, “Kraken” attorney Sidney Powell, and National Security Advisor Gen. Michael Flynn with allegations that the 2020 election had been rigged for Joe Biden against Trump. With the best intelligence at their finger tips, they never managed to produce the evidence.
Shadow Intelligence Networks
Obama’s family enjoyed longstanding ties with the CIA, which grew out of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), an intelligence network managed by Wall Street for the Axis and Allies powers. Through Istanbul, Turkey, the OSS managed intelligence networks, linking Europe and Asia.
At the end of World War II, Prime Minister Winston Churchill, Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin, and President Franklin Delano Roosevelt met at Yalta where they agreed to reduce the United States to a bankrupt, welfare state while elevating Communist China to leader of the New World Order.
The OSS recruited Communists into their ranks and then placed them into positions of power throughout the United States Among its most influential recruits was a German refugee by the name of Henry Kissinger, who, as Secretary of State in the Nixon Administration, normalized U.S.-China relations and facilitated technology transfers to China while the Rockefellers plugged China into global scientific networks.
As the agenda pressed onward, the Clinton Administration brought China into the World Trade Organization, setting the stage for American’s manufacturing base to relocate there.
The Republican Base
As the 2020 presidential campaign season got underway, billionaire Republicans, like the Koch brothers, invested their vast resources into the campaigns of Senators Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, and Marco Rubio, expecting a profitable return on their investment should any of these candidates win. Through strategic investments and partnerships with the federal government, Koch industries has become one of the largest private companies in the United States.
Billionaire reality TV show host, casino and real estate magnet Donald Trump wasn’t even on the short list. Trump made his case to the people that his personal fortune guaranteed that he would not be beholden to special interests as President and that he would put the interests of the country first.
With a platform like this, no one in the mainstream media, except, perhaps, populist conservative host Michael Savage, who was banned from Great Britain, and pundit Ann Coulter expected him to win.
Campaign contributions are the life’s blood of America’s elections. On the left, the most prominent benefactor is billionaire financier George Soros. On the right, it’s the Koch brothers. Having experienced the horrors of communism while drilling for oil in the Soviet Union, Koch has put its money behind the “freedom movement.”
That the Koch brothers support the “freedom movement” does not mean that they believe in freedom for you and me. Rather that they seek freedom from government constraints that curtail profits.
Republicans have traditionally been the biggest champions of Communist China given the opportunities it offers for Big Business to generate a high rate of return. This may surprise many people who consider Communism a liberal ideology. Communism was neither a left nor right phenomenon. Rather, it was a centuries old strategy used to overthrow governments and consolidate wealth and power within the hands of the usurpers.
Wall Street has always backed Communist revolutions as a means to eliminate competition and seize natural resources, wealth, market share, and control in foreign countries. In the case of China, the revolution was financed and executed by Yale University’s divinity school in concert with Yale’s Skull & Bones secret society and the OSS, a nascent intelligence agency established to gather intelligence for corporations within Eurasia and to provide elites insights they needed to retain their competitive advantage in business and war. Peopled by the rogue children of the shadow elite, the OSS eventually morphed into the CIA.
Through companies like Brown Brothers Harriman, members of Skull & Bones and the OSS invested in the Nazi war machine while the United States was at war with the Nazis, ensuring that the shadow elite profited from all sides of the war and then again, once they were contracted to rebuild the countries they had demolished. In the process, they established what has become known as the Deep State, a permanent shadow government that controls the reins of power within the United States and around the world on behalf of powerful, well heeled interests who acquired their wealth through public-private partnerships.
As the political parties grew dependent upon corporate money to win elections, the revolving door between Big Business and the federal government spun like a turnstile, and the interests in Communist China were placed ahead of the interests of ordinary Americans to the point where state and local governments were making tax concessions and giving taxpayer subsidies to Communist Chinese companies even though Communist China posed a grave national security risk to the United States.
It should not come as a surprise then that Koch Methanol, a subsidiary of Koch Industries, partnered with Shangong Yuhuang Chemical to form YCI Methanol One. A Communist Chinese multinational that produces chemical products, Shangong is on track to develop a $1.85 billion methanol complex in St. James Parish, Louisiana, just 50 miles west of New Orleans.
The state governor, John Bel Edward, a Democrat, committed $4.3 million for a chemical manufacturing company owned in part by the Communist Chinese Government, including Wanhua Chemical, which offered to invest $1.1 billion in the state in exchange for not having to pay any taxes on its real estate for a decade. Through a Quality Jobs Rebate program, the company stood to receive a six percent cash rebate for up to 80 percent of its payroll.
To enhance their influence, the Kochs poured money into such conservative groups as Americans for Prosperity, Concerned Veterans for America, Freedom Partners, and the Heritage Foundation. In 2020, Heritage reportedly raised $76 million, from such companies as Koch Industries, Google, and GlaxoSmithKline, the pharmaceutical company.
Sen Ted Cruz reportedly met with Charles Koch to make his case that the Republican Party needed a “grassroots conservative such as himself to take back the White House,” the New York Times reported.
Yet Cruz was grassroots in brand only. After graduating from Harvard Law school, where he was Prof. Alan Dershowitz’s favorite student, Cruz worked for President George W. Bush as a policy advisor. The Bush dynasty propelled his rise, helping Cruz become Texas Solicitor General and then, Senator; his wife, Heidi, rose to become a managing director for Goldman Sachs, a bank that caters to the world’s financial elite.
With Koch generously endowing Americans for Prosperity, AFP named Cruz a “leader of liberty.” Neoconservative broadsheets, like the Weekly Standard, have endorsed him too.
Another force on the 2016 campaign scene was Cambridge Analytica, a British data harvesting company funded by the Mercers, billionaire hedge fund managers who also fund the conservative alt-right news outlet, Breitbart. Former Breitbart Editor and Goldman Sachs banker Steve Bannon is intricately linked with Cambridge Analytica.
As part of his effort to influence elections, psychological profiles were built on prospective voters, based upon data harvested from Facebook. The data was then used to build profiles on them so that they could be manipulated into voting for Cambridge Analytica’s preferred candidates.
Cambridge Analytica helped transform Cruz from an unlikable candidate into a popular conservative figure by reshaping the public’s perception of him. Cruz is known for his political grandstanding like filming himself at the border taking a tough stand on immigration and criticizing Biden’s vacations in times of crises while embarking on his own holidays under similar circumstances. He also speaks populist rhetoric while towing the establishment line.
Trump brazenly pointed out Cruz’s hypocrisy on the campaign trail, characterizing him as “Lyin’ Ted” while identifying the throngs of lobbyists supporting him in presidential debates.
Once Trump became the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, Koch, Bannon, and Cambridge Analytica reluctantly rallied around him. Bannon even attempted to take credit for refining Trump’s message to one that resonated with the people – a form of populist nationalism that would appeal to the conservative base so that the globalists could cash in. What they weren’t counting on is that Trump meant what he said and that he had run to serve the country and put America first. By some accounts, he had even been recruited to run for President by patriots within the government who were duly concerned over the direction the country was headed.
Trump’s popularity was not limited to Facebook or social media – he was known and celebrated by nationalists and reformers the world over – independent of Cambridge Analytica or Bannon. Voters weren’t manipulated into supporting Trump. Rather, millions were energized into backing the candidate who could credibly challenge globalism and restore power to the people. Trump convinced the electorate that he was that person.
With the Republican nomination in the bag, Trump faced Hillary Clinton whom the media universally touted as the inevitable winner even though she routinely fumbled on the campaign trail and could scarcely draw a crowd.
According to Byrne, one of the issues over which the MIB sought Hillary Clinton’s compliance involved a Muslim cleric and Turkish dissident by the name of Fetullah Gülen, a longtime Clinton supporter who had generously donated to the Clinton Foundation and to Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. Excited over the prospect of a Clinton presidency, Gülen described the former Secretary of State as “a great hope for this country.”
At the same time, the Turkish government wanted to extradite him for plotting to overthrow their government. The shadow elite already had an established presence in Turkey through three military bases. Two of these bases were constructed in the 1950s; the third was established in 2012 during the Obama Administration.
Turkey has also been a longstanding Vatican ally and strategic partner who helped advance globalism through a divide-and-conquer strategy that involved pitting Muslims against Judaeo-Christian Europe. Reflecting this strategy, the European Movement (EM), which mobilized grassroots support for the European common market, advocated extending membership in the European Union to Turkey – a position many European leaders opposed on grounds that Turkey was not culturally or geographically s part of Europe. As a predominantly Muslim country, one that is far more populous than any other country in Europe, Turkey could potentially overwhelm the European populations by sheer numbers, transforming the region into Muslim Europe.
European countries were content with aligning with Turkey for strategic reasons – for example, through NATO partnerships, but stopped short of extending EU membership as the Rothschilds pushed ahead for a Eurasian land bridge that linked European and Asian markets.
Once Clinton failed to win the election, the Gülen issue remained on the table unresolved.
The Turkish government responded by allowing refugees to cross through Turkey into Europe. It’s noteworthy that with three military bases in this country, the United States was unable or unwilling to stop the invasion. As The New Humanitarian reported, “Turkey hosts the largest refugee population in the world, around four million people. A significant majority – 3.6 million – are Syrian. Afghans are the second largest groups, but since 2018, they have arrived irregularly in Turkey and then departed for Greece in larger numbers than any other nation.” At the same time, Obama’s immigration agenda was moving forward on America’s southern border through such organizations as the International Rescue Committee (IRC) whose Chairs Emeritus is Winston Lord, Kissinger’s former aide who has championed the China agenda for decades.
The case against Gülen was that he was working with members of the military against the elected civilian government – allegations Gülen denies and which may have been used as a pretext to target him since he was promoting “interfaith dialogs” – that is, peaceful understanding among the Abrahamic faiths (Islam, Judaism, and Christianity) – in contrast to the divide-and-conquer tactics of the globalists, like Bannon, who paint Islam as a threat to Judaeo-Christian Western Civilization while globalists radicalize Muslims and pit them against the West.
Since Gülen has been accused of plots to overthrow Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an, Turkey has demanded that the United States extradite him. This proved to be a challenge since Gülen had sponsored hundreds of trips to Turkey for members of Congress and their staff and poured money into political campaigns. According to USA Today, Gülen “founded hundreds of charter schools across the United States and around the world, has its own media organizations, and was deeply entrenched with the Turkish regime until a falling out (that) led (Erdo?an) to declare Gülen was running a parallel state inside the country with the intent of undermining the government. In advance of Turkish elections, police raided the offices of Gülen affiliated-media organizations.”
Having funded hundreds of Islamic schools, think tanks, and media outlets from Kenya to Kazakhstan, Gülen’s movement has attracted millions of followers. some of whom have lobbied against the Turkish government’s repressive measures. Journalists supporting Gülen have even been arrested.
Once Clinton failed to win the White House, the job of delivering Gülen to the Turkish government was assumed by Gen. Michael Flynn, Obama’s former Defense Intelligence Agency Director. According to Just Security, a publication of the Reiss Center on Law and Security at the New York University School of Law, Flynn may have received as much as $15 million for this work. “It is important to keep track of how he changed from a relatively hard-line position against the government of turkey to public positions in favor of Ankara,” Just Security reported.
While serving in the Obama Administration, Flynn “gave a speech supporting the military coup against the Turkish government, specifically citing the country’s ‘move towards Islamism’.”
As Trump’s National Security Advisor, Flynn was retained to target dissidents for the Turkish government after the President campaigned on a MAGA (America First) agenda and restoring power to the people.
Flynn established the Flynn Intel Group to “engage a public relations firm and a film and production crew (against Gülen and his network of charter schools) and distribute the results of the research,” the Sarasota Herald-Tribune reported. He also was involved in a kidnapping scheme to whisk Gülen back to Turkey against his will while circumventing the formal extradition process, The Wall Street Journal reported.
While Flynn denied the kidnapping allegations, James Woolsey, who served as CIA Director under President Bill Clinton, confirmed that the conversation happened as he had witnessed it.
The firm reportedly paid Flynn’s son, Michael G. Flynn, $4,000 for “administrative support” while Flynn reportedly engaged FBI agents, psychiatrists, retired spies, cyber warriors and cameramen. He also produced an oped for The Hill newspaper, characterizing Gülen as a “radical Islamist” and “Turkey’s Osama bin Laden.”
Flynn’s work on Gülen was reportedly supervised by Bijan Kian, an Iranian-American businessman who served as Director of the Export-Import Bank under Presidents George W. Bush and Obama. Talking Points Memo reported that Kian had written parts of Flynn’s oped for The Hill.
Flynn’s activities prompted FBI Director Robert Muller to launch an investigation into the Flynn Intel Group in 2017 after it failed to register as a foreign agent.
Yet, Flynn was not the only member of Trump’s inner circle with an interest in Turkey. Joining him were many prominent Zionists, including for example, Trump’s attorney, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who lobbied for the federal government to slash grants to Gülen-affiliated schools in the United States. Mercury Public Affairs reportedly registered to work for the Turkey-U.S. Business Council (TAIK) and the American Turkish Council (ATC) after hiring Bryan Lanza, who had worked for Trump’s Transition Team as Communications Director.
TAIK and ATC even hosted conferences at Trump International Hotel in Washington, DC, bringing together military, political, and business figures to discuss bilateral relations between Turkey and the United States with Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, serving as keynote speaker. TAIK’s Chairman even partnered with first daughter and Trump Senior Advisor Ivanka Trump at the Trump International Hotel in Istanbul. A former TAIK Chair who founded Inovo reportedly works with the Flynn Intel Group.
“Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner ignored red flags and warnings from top officials concerning (Flynn), and pushed to get him into office to reward is loyalty to (President Trump),” Newsweek reported. “The couple has been a major influence on Trump as a whole, encouraging President Donald Trump to hire and fire as they see fit.”
Another firm on the Turkish payroll was Ballard Partners, a leading Trump fundraiser whose lobbyists served on Trump’s Transition Team. Once Trump was elected, Ballard was reportedly retained to assist an executive of Halkbank, a state-run bank that had sent billions of dollars to Iran in violation of U.S. sanctions. Described by Politico as “the most powerful lobbyist in Trump’s Washington,” Ballard Partners made more than $4 million representing both the Turkish embassy and the Turkish bank before the State Department, Treasury Department, and White House.
Among Ballard’s lobbying contacts were reportedly Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, who met with Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an; and Jared Kushner. The Ballard lobbyists who worked on the effort were Robert Wexler, a member of Obama’s re-election Steering Committee who crafted Obama’s policies toward Israel at the Democratic National Convention; Jamie Rubin, a former Clinton Administration State Department official; and Sylvester Lukis, a Senior Partner.
In a letter, Deputy Assistant Frederick Vaughan wrote that “at some of those meetings, Turkish government officials expressed concern about the impact on Halkbank of U.S. economic sanctions on Iran.” The meetings took pace while the Treasury Department was investigating Halkbank for violating Iranian sanctions in what has been described as “the biggest money-laundering scheme ever charged in U.S. history.”
Berat Albayrak, Turkey’s Minister of Treasury and Finance, was known for his close relationship with Kushner and “history of using shady dealings to advance Erdo?an’s interests.”
At the same time, Rudy Giuliani, who had served as Trump’s personal attorney, represented Reza Zarrab, an Iranian-Turkish gold trader, in private practice, who accused Erdo?an of ordering the bank trades in violation of sanctions.
The former Mayor of New York reportedly shuttled between Washington, DC and Ankara to negotiate a prison swap to protect the Turkish president and silence the accuser. In the end, Zarrab pleaded guilty to committing the largest violation of Iranian sanctions in U.S. history.
While Trump’s inner circle was lobbying for Turkish interests, Vice President Mike Pence was threatening sanctions against Turkey to secure the release of Andrew Brunson, an American pastor imprisoned there. The Halkbank issue was reportedly used as a bargaining chip during Pence’s “hostage diplomacy.”
While Giuliani handled his “shadow diplomacy,” Trump advised Erdo?an that Attorney General William Barr and Mnuchin would “handle” the Halkbank case, Bloomberg reported.
Post Election Mortem
Surprised by his own victory in the 2016, Trump hadn’t bothered to select candidates to serve in his prospective Administration. Instead, he relied upon his Transition Team to fill critical seats.
As gatekeepers to the Trump Administration, the Transition Team ensured that genuine patriots, however well qualified, were never considered for key positions while personal friends and business partners were ushered right through, regardless of merit, competence, or loyalty to the Trump agenda.
Serving as Vice Chairs on the Transition Team were Michael Flynn, Newt Gingrich, and Rudy Giuliani. Steve Bannon was a member of the Transition Team’s Executive Committee. Heritage Foundation Chair Ed Meese also served as did Rebekah Mercer, Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump, Eric Trump, and Donald Trump, Jr. Reflecting Mercer’s influence in hiring, Cambridge Analytica had donated generously to a PAC for neoconservative and ardent war hawk John Bolton, who became Trump’s short lived National Security Advisor.
Joining Flynn on Trump’s National Security Transition Team was Deputy Leader on the Office of National Intelligence, Bijan Kian, who, as Chairman and CEO of GreenZone, developed touch point shopping services in stores, by phone, and online. Kian also oversaw China’s Office of Foreign Investment such that by 2017, California economic development and business representatives were pitching their regions and projects as destinations for new foreign direct investment to Chinese investors focused on clean tech, water innovation, sustainable development, zero emission vehicles, and more while Trump was trying to renegotiate trade with China on more favorable terms for the United States.
More ominous still were Flynn’s associations with the NSO Group. “While serving as a top campaign adviser to Donald Trump, Flynn worked with firms linked to NSO Group — which develops spyware and sells it to governments,” The Huffington Post reported, “As Trump’s National Security Advisor, Flynn reportedly made tens of thousands of dollars advising a company that sold surveillance technology that repressive governments used to monitor activists and journalists.”
Flynn was reportedly paid $40,000 to serve on the advisory board for OSY Technologies, a subset of the NSO Group corporate structure which operates as an Israeli cyberweapons dealer.
If Jeffrey Epstein, a pedophile who procured children for members of the Royal family and other shadowy elite figures, was part of a Mossad/Israeli blackmail ring, the NSO Group wasn’t far behind.
According to online reports, the NSO Group produced spyware that was used to target, compromise, and eliminate troublesome world leaders, political dissidents, activists, and journalists around the world on behalf of repressive regimes and autocrats. Flynn’s willingness to take actions against dissidents had already been demonstrated by his work on the Gülen case, which included not only writing a scathing oped while on the payroll of the Turkish government, but apparently plotting to kidnap the offending party.
NSA whistle blower Edward Snowden had even raised the alarm about Pegasus, tweeting: “Stop what you’re doing and read this. This leak is going to be the story of the year.”
According to the leak, “forensics analysis of a small number of phones whose numbers appeared on the leaked list showed more than half had traces of the Pegasus spyware.
“The Guardian and its media partners will be revealing the identities of people whose numbers appeared on the list in the coming days. They include hundreds of business executives, religious leaders, academics, NGO employees, union officials, and government officials, including cabinet ministers, presidents, and prime ministers.
“The list also contains the members of close family members of one country’s rulers suggesting the ruler may have instructed their intelligence agencies to explore the possibility of monitoring their own relatives.
“This disclosure began…with the revelation that the numbers of more than 180 journalists are listed in the data including reporters, editors, and executives of the Financial Times, CNN, New York Times, France 24, The Economist, Associated Press, and Reuters.
“The phone number of a freelance Mexican reporter…was found in the list apparently of interest to a Mexican client in the weeks leading up to his murder when his killers were able to locate him at a car wash. His phone was never found so no forensic analysis has been possible to establish if it was infected.”
Flynn also reportedly worked as a consultant for Francisco Partners (FP), a private equity firm that owns the NSO Group. A leading global investment firm that specializes in partnering with technology and technology-enabled businesses, FP has established a presence in San Francisco, London, and New York.
In 2020, Dow Jones reported that while “hunting for opportunities in payments and supply chain systems,” FP raised nearly $10 billion from three funds for technology companies.
Over 20 years, the company has reportedly amassed a fortune of $24 billion and has purchased tech companies, like Matrixx Software, a global leader in 5G monetization.
A co-partner of Francisco Partners is Deep Shah, the head of the firm’s European investing which worked for Morgan Stanley in London in the Mergers & Acquisitions department, creating the entities deemed “too big to fail.” Petri Okasnen, a Francisco Partner in London – developed software for Microsoft.
FP founder, Dipanjan Deb, is a principal from Texas Pacific Group (TPG), a private equity firm that was established in Fort Worth, Texas in 1992 before relocating its headquarters to San Francisco. The company has reportedly amassed $108 million in assets and opened principal offices in Europe, Asia, and Australia. Among its clients are China Venture Fund, China Renewable Energy, China Grand Auto, Evergreen, Genomic Health, Hi China, Shenzhen Development Bank, Shanghai Ark Biosciences, MGM, and the Crown portfolio.
TGP even had an Asian affiliate, Newbridge Capitol.
Its current CEO, Jon Winkelried, was Co-President of Goldman Sachs. A protege of Secretary of Treasury Hank Paulson, Winkelried secured a $5 billion convertible preferred investment from billionaire investor Warren Buffet during the 2008 financial crisis.
Notably, in 2020, Francisco Partners gave campaign contributions almost exclusively to Democrats, with its greatest contributions going to the Senate Majority PAC, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, and Joe Biden’s presidential campaign.
No campaign contributions were given to Trump or other Republicans with a few rare exceptions – included Koch and Cambridge Analytica favorite Sen. Rand Paul.
In 2016, Francisco Partners even donated $1,000 to the anti-Trump Steven Schmidt-led Lincoln Project, OpenSecrets revealed.
Among the dissidents allegedly targeted by the Pegasus spyware was Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi Washington Post columnist, former editor of Al-Watan, and former general manager and editor-in-chief of Al-Arab News Channel. After Khashoggi was murdered and dismembered at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Pegasus software was found on the phone of Khashoggi’s fiancee.
The CIA determined in 2018 that the murder was ordered by Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS), whom Kushner describes as a “good ally” and “a Guardian of the truth.”
Kushner’s relationship with MBS was considered the cornerstone of Trump’s Middle East foreign policy while he was working with his close family friend, Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu, who was keen to fulfill the neoconservative agenda for Iran, which also resonated with other members of Trump’s inner circle.
Among the clients picked up by Ballard Partners was Leonardo SpA, an Italian defense contractor that works with Israeli firms, like Rafael Advanced Defense Systems. Listed as Rafael’s lobbyist on record is a former Chief of Staff to Sen Joe Lieberman, a leading neoconservative hawk and Vice President Al Gore’s running mate. Leonardo’s CEO is William Lynn III, who was Undersecretary of Defense for President Bill Clinton.
President Donald Trump campaigned in 2016 to end wars that were not in the national interest.
Rudy Giuliani and Newt Gingrich were not so inclined.
In 2018, Giuliani was keynote speaker at a rally for the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), which has promoted strikes against Iran. Throughout his speech, Giuliani compared Iranian mullahs to the mafia and called for regime change. Giuliani delivered a letter on behalf of a bipartisan coalition of U.S. politicians and officials that included Sen. Joe Lieberman. Gingrich attended the event with Giuliani.
Like the Koch brothers and other establishment conservatives, Trump was not Ballard’s preferred candidate either even though the firm’s founder, Brian Ballard, reportedly raised $16 million for Trump.
The founder favored Jeb Bush. Once Trump became the Republican presidential nominee, only then did Ballard throw its support behind Trump after having raised money for Sen. John McCain and Sen. Mitt Romney, who publicly disparaged him.
Ballard Partners has an office in Tel Aviv, Israel led by Robert Wexler, who penned an article for The Sun Sentinel stating that he supported Obama’s deal with Iran, which Trump had characterized as “the worst deal ever.”
In an article for the Jerusalem Post that was published in August of 2019, Wexler wrote that the United States should “reaffirm our commitment to confront Iranian aggression and include Iran’s support for terrorism in future negotiations.” In other words, Wexler endorsed the hawkish neoconservative position against Iran in line with Gingrich and Giuliani.
At the same time, Ballard employed Courtney Whitney, who had worked for the pro-Biden Super PAC, Priorities USA.
Once Trump was elected, his agenda was repeatedly sabotaged. Community organizers throughout the nation threatened to burn down cities in true Bolshevik fashion if he was re-elected.
Trump does not appear to have been actively involved in the foreign policy of his rogue staff who portrayed the President as an idiot while they whisked around the globe, believing their interests were best served by serving the interests of the shadow elite rather than those of the American people.
Challenging Election Integrity
In 2017, Trump launched the Commission on Election Integrity (CEI) to determine whether three million people had voted illegally in California during the 2016 election.
Serving on the Commission were not independent auditors but politically motivated activists who had a vested interest in electing establishment Republicans, specifically those who could carry water for the the powerful, well-heeled interests that bankrolled the conservative movement. Serving on the Commission was Hans von Spakovsky, President George W. Bush’s choice for the Federal Election Commission.
Von Spakovsky was also Manager of the Heritage Foundation’s Election Law Reform Initiative.
While serving on the CEI, Von Spakovsky reportedly attempted to block Democrats and “mainstream Republican officials and/or academics” from participating, instead of seeking qualified candidates with relevant credentials and integrity.
Even though they were tasked with exploring whether people had voted illegally in California, Von Spakovsky and CEI Chair, Kris Kobach, drafted a letter requesting sensitive voter data from all 50 states, resulting in lawsuits over privacy concerns. Soon after, the Commission was forced to dissolve.
In the end, the Commission failed to uncover any election fraud. Allegations of election fraud would later be used to advance the Heritage Foundation’s agenda. According to critics, “Heritage has been at the forefront of weaponizing … widespread voter fraud in order to build support for policies that restrict access to the ballot,” reported Mother Jones which received a video of a private meeting with Heritage representatives and “big money donors” in Tucson, Arizona. A watchdog group shared the video with the publication.
In this recorded meeting, representatives of Heritage “boasted” that they had crafted “a new voter suppression law in Georgia” and that they were “doing the same with similar bills for Republican state legislators across the nation.”
“In some cases, we actually draft (the bills) for them, or we have a sentinel on our behalf give them the model legislation, so it has that grassroots, from the bottom-up type of vibe,” remarked Jessica Anderson, the Executive Director for Heritage Action for America.
Among the policies recommended by Heritage were “severely restricting mail ballot drop boxes, preventing election officials from sending absentee ballot request forms to voters, making it easier for partisan workers to monitor the polls, preventing the collection of mail ballots, and restricting the ability of counties to accept donations from nonprofit groups seeking to aid in election administration.”
Heritage is “leading a massive campaign to draft and pass model legislation restricting voting access” in battleground states, including Pennsylvania, Georgia, Arizona, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Nevada,” Mother Jones reported. “What’s really behind this effort is a group of conservative Washington insiders who have been pushing these same kinds of voting restrictions for decades, with the explicit aim of helping Republicans win elections. The difference now is that Trump’s … claims about 2020 have given them the ammunition to get the bills passed, and the conservative movement, led by Heritage, is making an unprecedented investment to get them over the finish line.”
Heritage officials conceded that their goal was to create an “echo chamber” for the purposes of passing and defending “restrictive voting legislation” on behalf of donors who had contributed $24 million over two years in eight battleground states, including Arizona, Michigan, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Nevada, Texas, and Wisconsin.
In 2020, Heritage reportedly raised $76 million, from such companies as Google and GlaxoSmithKline, the pharmaceutical company.
“Every Tuesday, the group leads a call with right-wing advocacy groups at the highest levels of the conservative movement and gives marching orders for the week ahead,” Mother Jones reported.
Von Spakovsky has been at the forefront, driving “policies that restrict access to the ballot,” Mother Jones reported. To this end, he has been “briefing governors, secretaries of state, state attorney generals, state elected officials.”
In September of 2020, the Koch brothers, who generously support Heritage, acknowledged that “we screwed up” by supporting Trump. “After spending decades bankrolling causes and politicians that fueled America’s increasingly ugly and hostile national divide, billionaire mogul Charles Koch said in an interview that he now wants to focus on bridging the gap he helped create,” The Wall Street Journal reported.
Reflecting that support among Trump’s inner circle had been withdrawn from Trump, Wexler penned an editorial a few months before the 2020 election, endorsing Joe Biden as “the most pro-Israel nominee ever.”
The 2020 Election
In 2020, Joe Biden, an enfeebled candidate who campaigned out of his basement and was scarcely able to draw a crowd, won more votes than any other President in the history of the United States, trouncing Trump, who campaigned to large enthusiastic crowds across the nation.
After this stunning upset, former Florida Attorney General and Trump ally, Pam Bondi, reminded Trump that he could enact The Executive Order to Impose Certain Sanctions in the Event of Foreign Interference in a United States Election, which he had signed on September 12, 2018. The EO allowed him to declare a national emergency to deal with “the proliferation of digital devices and internet-based communications” which was identified as having created “significant vulnerabilities” and “magnified the scope and intensity of the threat of foreign interference” in national elections.
An assessment of the threat was to be made by the Director of National Intelligence and would implicate anyone who “directly or indirectly engaged in, sponsored, concealed, or otherwise (was) complicit in the foreign interference in a United States election,” or who “materially assisted, sponsored, or provided financial, material, or technological support for, or goods or services to or in support of, any activity described.”
Even though reports had emerged of foreign interference in the 2020 election, Trump never evoked the EO. What followed instead was a comedy of errors. A challenge by Trump’s attorney, Rudy Giuliani, appeared to border on the comically absurd and incompetent. According to a Georgia election official, Trump’s attorney presented a “deceptively edited” video as evidence.
Another attorney, Sidney Powell, stormed the national scene with great fanfare, announcing that she was going to “unleash the Kraken” only to repeatedly drop the ball and concede that no reasonable person was expected to believe her outlandish allegations of election fraud.
Law suits filed were thrown out over procedural missteps while filings were reportedly rife with spelling errors and typos as if no care was being devoted to the effort whatsoever. While promising disappointed Trump supporters proof of election fraud, no proof was ever provided.
Then in December, Maria Zack from Nations in Action approached Trump at Mar-o-Lago, with the evidence he was looking for.
Italy Did It
Maria Zack, the CEO of Quantum Solutions Software, was a political activist who reportedly counted Newt Gingrich among her close friends. During the 2016 election, she had formed a SuperPAC backing Sen. Ted Cruz only to disappoint the campaign when she did not prove to be a prodigious fundraiser.
At the time, Cruz was working with Cambridge Analytica and Steve Bannon who were attempting to emulate Obama’s successful strategy of using social media and data harvesting to mobilize voters.
Once Cruz failed to win the Republican nomination, Cambridge Analytica and Bannon migrated over to Trump’s campaign in an effort to help the billionaire prevail over Hillary Clinton.
Zack’s nonprofit, Nations in Action, was established in 2017 to confront “the collapse of the civil society with families struggling to maintain faith, values and virtues” in response to “wanton and willful fraud, waste and abuse, which has pervaded our political system.”
Presiding over Zack’s group as Director was Han Von Spakovsky, the Manager of the Heritage Foundation’s Election Law Reform Initiative.
After Biden’s surprise upset, Zack somehow acquired evidence that “foreign powers used a military satellite in Italy to change votes from Donald Trump to Joe Biden on election night,” the Sarasota Herald-Tribune reported.
In private discussions, Zack expressed concerns that Cambridge Analytica had been involved in the upset and that Steve Bannon was secretly listening in on private phone conversations with Rudy Giuliani, without her prior knowledge or consent, when they were discussing the alleged election fraud.
Zack claimed that she was in possession of evidence that data from the Dominion machines was uploaded by Leonardo SpA and sent to their satellite which then sent the data to Frankfurt, Germany. This evidence was provided in a deposition by Arturo d’Elia, a former IT expert who works for the Italian defense contractor, Leonardo SpA, which had retained Ballard Partners as its lobbyist in the United States.
The votes were not just swapped in the six contested states, but in 17 states, she said.
Zack alleged that Obama had financed the fraud with money set aside for Iran and the money for the effort to deliver the election for Biden had been laundered through the Vatican.
At the time, Gingrich’s wife, Callista was Trump’s Ambassador to the Vatican.
“We have proof of … the exact travel paths” that were taken to ensure the money reached its destination, Zack said.
In witness testimony, Arturo d’Elia, the former head of the IT Department at Leonardo SpA, confirmed that votes were flipped from Trump to Biden in key states and that the data was altered to represent more than the total number of voters registered.
Italian intelligence officers reportedly have intercepts, phone calls, and pictures of the CIA agents involved. Italian sources hold in their possession a backup drive containing the original data and data switched, she said.
The election upset, she said, was overseen by Trump’s Ambassador to Italy, Lewis Eisenberg, whom former RNC Chair, Reince Priebus, had appointed to serve as a fundraiser. Priebus had briefly served as Trump’s White House Chief of Staff until he was fired.
In addition to serving as a national finance co-chair for McCain, Eisenberg was Chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey during the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center when Giuliani was Mayor of New York and Clinton was New York Senator.
Also among those overseeing and executing the election upset in Rome were Stephan Serafini, a career foreign service officer; and Claudio Graziano, an Italian Army Board, Chair of the European Union Military Committee, and a member of the Board of Leonardo SpA.
After sharing her information with Trump’s team, Trump’s White House Chief of Staff, Mark Meadows, didn’t take the information to the Director of National Intelligence so that the President could combat alleged foreign interference in elections, as the 2018 EO had empowered him to do.
Rather, he brought the information to the Department of Justice, which was packed with Obama foot soldiers who had attempted to block Trump’s election in the first place.
Once their cover was blown, CIA operatives and government officials in Italy reportedly attempted to cover up what they had done, she said.
“The actual person who did the uploading … was arrested for safe keeping,” she said.
Upon being caught, the alleged conspirators released a cover story admitting to the hacking, but for the purposes of researching airplanes and their schematics.
Through his own diplomatic channels, Trump must have been privy to the developments in Italy, before Zack presented the alleged evidence to him.
The question was – why did she need to notify him personally unless Trump had been kept out of the loop, or was Zack part of a narrative establishment Republican were advancing to exploit the occasion of the 2020 election upset to restrict voting?
Von Spakovsky, the Nations in Action Director, was apparently working with Heritage to impose greater voter restrictions at a time when Koch was building bridges with Biden. After expressing hi view that Trump had been a disaster, a Koch executive congratulated Biden on his victory, telling him that they would find ways “to work together to break down the barriers holding people back, whether in the economy, criminal justice, immigration, Covid-19 pandemic, or anywhere else.”
The allegations of election fraud provided Heritage the opportunity to do just that while fulfilling a decades old agenda to impose laws to help establishment Republicans get elected.
Once the story of election fraud broke, social media platforms immediately purged patriot accounts, as if to block circulation of the story.
Twitter even suspended Donald Trump’s own account.
Neoconservatives then moved ahead to pursue regime change in Iran through military strikes, with that country designated as part of an “axis of evil” to justify war.
Once Biden was announced the winner, Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu immediately endorsed Biden for President even though Trump was still contesting the election.
Netanyahu even removed a photo of himself with Trump from his Twitter banner as if to signal that he was fully on board with the incoming Biden Administration.
Jared Kushner, Trump’s neoconservative son-in-law and close Netanyahu family friend, reportedly encouraged Trump to leave Washington immediately.
As the Biden’s Inauguration approached, tensions mounted between the United States and Iran. Multiple B-52 bombers flew missions over international waters near Iran after Trump ordered the USS Nimitz aircraft carrier to turn around and remain in the Persian Gulf. The neoconservative hawks whose wings had been clipped during the Trump Administration were again taking flight.
As Biden’s CIA Director, William Burns accused Iran of exporting instability across the Middle East after having reportedly led a secretive back channel with the Iranian regime prior to Obama’s deal with Iran.
Haaretz reported that Iran announced that it would escalate its nuclear program in what was called “a step-by-step guide to triggering a nuclear crisis.”
Then, in March, the Matt Gaetz pedophile scandal stood to expose the sordid underbelly of establishment Republicans and their fellow Democratic bagmen, revealing how the Florida Congressman and Trump ally had been enlisted to help recover a CIA agent left in Iran in exchange for a pardon from Biden.
Within 24 hours, Washington and Tehran miraculously agreed to return to the table to forge the Iran nuclear deal. Israel was noticeably silent on the matter – not a peep from Netanyahu.
While Gaetz complained about a partisan witch hunt, the investigation into his activities started with Attorney General William Barr after President Trump directed him to look into foreign legal matters. Those investigations led right back into Trump’s inner circle.
Storming the Capitol
Once Trump lost the election, Gen. Michael Flynn, Sidney Powell, MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell, Rudy Giuliani, and celebrity attorney Lin Wood made the rounds alleging election fraud and foreign interference in the election without providing any proof.
Trump was resigned to leave the national stage only to heed Bannon’s advice that he encourage patriots to assemble on Capitol Hill on January 6, 2020 to encourage Vice President Mike Pence to authenticate the electoral votes for Trump and secure a second term for him.
As if his hands were tied, Trump did not execute the Executive Order nor bring Zack’s allegations to the fore, but somehow was convinced that a “Storming of the Bastille” moment on Capitol Hill – would either help him secure the election through Pence– or would create enough of a ruckus to squash any efforts to get to the bottom of the election fraud while marginalizing patriots, even criminalizing their activities.
The behavior of Trump’s inner circle around this time was striking. While Giuliani attempted to whip the mob into a frenzy through rhetoric promoting “trial by combat,” Trump urged peace.
Giuliani was even photographed with a tattooed and face painted shaman actor and Q-Anon supporter by the name of Jake Angeli who wore a Viking type head dress and animal pelts for the cameras.
Angeli led the charge into Congressional chambers, providing the context needed to deplatform Trump and other patriots, just as allegations of election fraud were emerging from Italy.
Stirring up violence on this fateful day were members of the Proud Boys and Oath Keepers, who portrayed themselves as a conservative version of ANTIFA.
The Guardian unmasked the Proud Boys National Chair, Enrique Tarrio, as an FBI informant.
Who controlled the FBI? Obama.
What was Obama’s goal? Keeping Trump out of power, obstructing any efforts he might take on behalf of the people and the nation, and if, through some fluke, he got elected, to prevent him from serving a second term. This is exactly what the insurrection accomplished.
According to the Guardian, Tarrio has been “an informer for federal and local law enforcement, repeatedly working undercover for investigators” since he was arrested in 2012 during the Obama Administration. Tarrio was arrested by Washington, DC police two days before the Capitol Hill riot, ostensibly to preempt further violence. He was charged with “possessing two high-capacity rifle magazines, and burning a Black Lives Matter banner during a December demonstration by supporters of Donald Trump.”
The Proud Boys began planning for the January 6 insurrection in December, promising, “it’s gonna be epic,” the Sarasota Herald-Tribune reported.
One Proud Boy reportedly entered the Capitol through an open door while another used a shield to smash through a window before opening the door from the inside.
The Proud Boys and Oath Keepers trained in “paramilitary combat tactics” and spoke of their plans for a “bloody civil war” around the time that the allegations from Italy was emerging.
A self-styled “anti-government militia,” the Oath Keepers were charged with “engaging in a conspiracy to stop, delay, or hinder the certification of the Electoral College vote.”
Sen. Ted Cruz even appeared to have a relationship with them.
Cruz reportedly met Tarrio at a party hosted by Turning Post USA, whose founding President, Charlie Kirk, was invited to speak in Jerusalem at an event hosted by Im Tirtzu, Israel’s largest grassroots Zionist movement.
In an interview with Right Wing Watch, Tarrio said that he had spoken to Cruz about “a government response to ANTIFA.”
After their discussion, Cruz introduced a resolution in the Senate calling for ANTIA to be labeled “domestic terrorists,” he said.
Tarrio also reportedly participated in conference calls Cruz and was in communication with the Senator’s office on Capitol Hill through a third party.
Cruz “agrees with pretty much 100 percent of the views that (the Proud Boys) agree with,” Tarrio told reporters. “I’ve knocked on doors for Ted Cruz. I’ve sent emails for Ted Cruz.”
In response to questions about his association with Proud Boys, Cruz told reporters that he considers them to be “bigoted morons” and “bigoted idiots,” euphemisms for “useful idiots.”
Patriots who heeded Trump’s call to convene on Capitol Hill to demonstrate their support for him and express their belief that the election had been stolen, expecting to follow Trump peacefully in a mass public display of unity and public support for their President.
Many expressed disappointment with the President’s lukewarm speech in which he told them to go home, leading some to conclude he had led them into a trap. Perhaps this was the point at which Trump realized his advisors had betrayed him.
Cruz’s behavior surrounding the 2020 election was curious. Prior to January 6, Cruz joined the chorus of Republicans alleging election fraud when it was politically expedient to do so. He even led a group of 11 Senators to call for the appointment of an “electoral commission” with full investigatory authority to carry out a 10-day emergency audit of the Nov. 3 election results in the states in which Trump had alleged fraud.
After January 6, Cruz characterized Trump’s allegations as “reckless” and “irresponsible.”
Consistent with Zack’s allegations that Cambridge Analytica and Bannon were involved in the election upset, Bannon announced on his podcast one day before the insurrection that “all hell is going to break loose tomorrow…. It’s not going to happen like you think it’s going to happen. It’s going to be extraordinarily different. All I can say is, strap in.”
Rep. Liz Cheney argued that based upon evidence, “Bannon had substantial advanced knowledge of the plans for January 6 and likely had an important role in formulating those plans.” The plans involved convening a “war room” at the Willard Intercontinental Hotel in Washington, DC with Giuliani. Bannon, who was coordinating communications, was also revealed to have “detailed knowledge regarding the President’s efforts to sell millions of Americans the fraud that the election was stolen.”
“We are going to kill the Biden presidency at the crib,” Bannon was quoted as saying.
Meanwhile, at the Willard, Trump supporters were reportedly instructed to call law makers in swing states, like Pennsylvania, Georgia, and Arizona, to encourage them to hold special sessions to investigation election fraud, to reassign electoral college votes from Biden to Trump.
Perhaps this strategy was intended to preempt an investigation into possible electronic interference Zack had alleged.
On January 5th, law makers from Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin wrote to Pence asking him to delay certification of Biden victory for 10 days to allow our respective bodies to meet and investigate as the body votes on certification or decertification of the election. Bannon claimed that Pence had the power to get Trump certified as President, Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward observed. Yet, Pence said that he actually did not have the power to override the votes of the Electoral College.
When Pence refused to do as instructed, he was blamed for the election upset.
One day for the insurrection, as CNN reported, Flynn encouraged Trump supporters to dispute the results of the election, stating: “Those of you who are feeling weak tonight, those of you who don’t have the moral fiber in your body, get some tonight because tomorrow we the people are going to be here, and we want you to know that we will not stand for a lie.” He also suggested in an Oval Office meeting that Trump impose martial law to overturn an election – an idea that was rejected.
While Flynn was whipping up the crowd, Bannon met with Giuliani to block efforts to certify Biden. Bannon’s efforts were nothing, if not desperate, particularly considering he had attempted to enlist billionaire Mark Cuban to run as a Democrat challenger to Trump in 2020 after Trump fired Bannon from the White House. Cuban had stumped for Hillary Clinton on the campaign trail in 2016.
The Army conceded that General Flynn’s brother, Lt. Gen. Charles Flynn, was “in the room for one the key January 6 phone calls in which DC Government U.S. Capitol Police were asking for National Guard troops to quell the unfolding violence at the U.S. Capitol” even though he was “not part of the National Guard chain of command, (nor did he) have the ability to deploy troops,” CNN reported.
Whatever the case, the instigators of the insurrection did not want Trump to present the actual evidence of alleged voter fraud that Zack had compiled – but had decided instead to take Capitol Hill by storm.
The Washington Post‘s Bob Woodward reported that Bannon told Trump that they must make a dramatic return to Capitol Hill. If this is true, then it appears the insurrection may have been Bannon’s idea all along.
So far, Bannon has been held in Contempt of Congress for defying subpoenas from the Select Committee in which arguments were made that Trump was “personally involved in the planning and execution of events on January 6.”
To understand where Bannon is coming from, public remarks he has made reflect that he is less interested in restoring integrity to the election process but he is electing candidates and influencing the debate in a way that maximizes his own power as a Svengali. Rather than reinforcing the strength of America’s democratic institutions, Bannon has sought to manipulate voters and capitalize upon his access to power.
In an interview with The Financial Times, Bannon admitted to being fascinated with “Benito Mussolini” and that he considers the Italian dictator “worth of study.”
At a speech in Zurich, he talked about the new serfdom. “The biggest danger we have is state capitalism and tech companies, which debase your currency, debase your citizenship, debase your personal dignity,” he said.
While identifying Zurich as the center of the emerging crypto-currency, Bannon has sought to capitalize on the tech and data revolution, not in service of his country, but in a way that maximizes his power and wealth. He helped establish Cambridge Analytica and was an investor. “Facebook gave us the information (personal information) as they were on our side,” he said.
This is the very data Republicans were seeking as they pursued “election integrity,” which was less about integrity than it was about winning elections for establishment Republicans so that consultants could cash in on their relationship with them by mobilizing voters around issues in which they have a genuine concern, as evidenced by Bannon’s alleged misallocation of funds after raising money for the border wall.
Reflecting that Trump’s inner circle may even have played a role in directing local law enforcement to open Congressional chambers to the mob on January 6, public records reveal that Ballard Partners represented the City of Washington, DC alongside an organization called TheGroup DC, which gave campaign contributions to Kamala Harris –and Maxine Waters who encouraged their supporters to physically attack, harass, and confront conservatives in order to silence and intimidate them. Lobbying disclosure forms documented what appears to be a “consulting fee” of less than $5,000 from the City of Washington, DC to Ballard Partners before the riots took place. This was the only time this firm ever represented Washington, DC.
The Cover Up
Once the patriots who supported Trump had been sold on the election upset establishment conservatives kicked their efforts to challenge the election fraud into high gear, advancing the agenda of their private donors and aligned special interests. The nation’s attention was focused on the alleged election irregularities in Arizona, that, if proven, might have spurred momentum for Trump to have claimed victory in this and other swing states. Instead, it appears, the wrong people began looking into the matter.
The audit of the alleged election fraud in Arizona was performed by Cyber Ninjas, a Florida-based computer security. That this company was used is curious as, the Sarasota Herald-Tribune reported, Cyber Ninjas had “no prior experience of conducting the audit.”
Stranger still were the people associated with it, with The Sarasota Herald-Tribune unearthing connections between Cyber Ninjas, former Overstock.com CEO Patrick Byrne, and Gen. Michael Flynn.
Flynn, who had served as a consultant for Francisco Partners, a company that gave donations to the Lincoln Project and to Democrats, including Biden, reportedly Chairs America’s Future, a company that gave Cyber Ninjas nearly $1 million to audit the presidential election in Maricopa County, Arizona.
Sitting on the Board of America’s Future is Jack Singlaub, a founding member of the CIA and former intelligence asset for the OSS which recruited Henry Kissinger and formed a shadow intelligence community that has been undermining the United States and the integrity of America’s institutions since the World War II. Singlaub also founded the United States Council for World Freedom, the U.S. chapter of the World Anti-Communist League, which was described by former members as “a collection of Nazis, Fascists, anti-Semites, sellers of forgeries, vicious radicalists, and corrupt self-seekers.” Singlaub had even formed a group that supplied weapons to the Contras during the Iran-Contra War.
Clear Ballot Group characterized the Arizona audit as “an even bigger sham than previously known, with auditors completely missing 16,000 votes in a rechecked sample,” The Huffington Post reported. “The recount was wildly inaccurate.”
Were those the votes that Leonardo SpA injected into the process to rig the election for Biden, as Zack had alleged? “The discrepancies are so large that they cannot just be brushed aside,” the Clear Ballot Group told the Atlantic Republic. “They just made up the numbers that blows apart everything that’s happened in the past nine months. Anybody with a hand calculator and five minutes could figure it out.”
Cyber Ninjas conducted the audit on behalf of the Arizona legislature to analyze the 2.1 million votes in Maricopa County, which Biden won. Rather than throw their support behind Biden and risk alienating Trump supporters upon whom they depended to remain politically viable, influential Republicans apparently finessed an audit to lend the appearance they were challenging the results while quietly reaffirming the results supporting Biden.
While the Cyber Ninjas claimed that its hand count nearly matched certified election results; this claim was false, the review reported. Nor did it match a machine count of votes arranged by the state Senate. That discrepancy renders any conclusions the Cyber Ninjas issued about votes in Maricopa County “meaningless,” the report declared.
One analyst characterized Cyber Ninjas’ claim that Trump actually had 261 fewer votes than previously counted a “shiny object” meant “to convey believability to an otherwise unbelievable hoax.”
The audit was reportedly funded by Gen. Michael Flynn and Sidney Powell – and two correspondents from One America New Network, which is owned by AT&T, the same company that owns CNN, a news network whose reporters, like Anderson Cooper, have reported ties to the CIA.
Flynn corralled the energy of disappointed Trump supporters into a grassroots army. He even trademarked the name “Digital Soldiers” for which he reportedly launched a product line. He is also reputedly a source of “intel” for Trump-supporting patriots who have been led to believe that “white hats are in control,” that Trump is going to make a triumphant return to Washington, and that what the public is witnessing on Capitol Hill is mere “pantomime.” Rather than engage their critical thinking facilities, an echo chamber has been created and patriot have been told sit back to “trust the plan.” As critics have said of Flynn’s efforts, he has just “stolen patriots’ time, resources, and energy – and led them nowhere.”
Flynn has reportedly raised money for is digital warrior website. His son, Michael Flynn, Jr. a Board Member of the Digital Soldiers company, reportedly posted on social media that “each purchase (of merchandise) helps @ genflynn and his army of digital soldiers fight fake news.”
Even though the mainstream media has undoubtedly been reduced to propaganda, this is true of both media on the left and the right. Flynn’s rhetoric has served to condition his followers to dismiss any information critical of his efforts as “fake news.”
While engaging patriots emotionally, digital warriors have started encouraging followers to “do something.” The rhetoric sometimes borders on violence, that, if acted upon, would put those people in legal jeopardy, possibly resulting in criminal records while leading to widespread condemnation and crack downs on nationalists and those who otherwise support Trump and his America First agenda.
Flynn’s brother, Joseph, has reportedly tweeted that evidence of election fraud “is in the right hands.” If there is evidence of fraud, where is it? No evidence has ever been presented.
Back in December, Flynn said during a Newsmax interview that Trump could “order, within the swing states, if he wanted to, he could take military capabilities and he could place them in those states and basically rerun an election in each of those states.”
Why would Trump need to do this if evidence had been presented of election fraud, particularly since he had an Executive Order that would allow him to take action against the fraud and the perpetrators of it? Rerunning the election might serve to block legitimate audits which would reveal tampering, particularly that involving technology that could expose the alleged culprits.
As Axios reported, “What Flynn and Powell were proposing amounted to suspending normal laws and mobilizing the U.S. Government to seize Dominion voting machines around the country,” as if attempting to seize and hide the evidence.
They reportedly wanted to have the National Guard take voting machines in six key counties.
Former Overstock.com CEO Patrick Byrne reportedly even said that Trump was on board with the plan to seize the machines – even though it was never carried out. A lot of interested parties have been attempting to speak for Trump and put words in his mouth.
According to an OpenSecrets report, at a summit held at the White House in which Patrick Byrne, General Flynn, Trump, and Sidney Powell were present, Byrne “screamed at representatives from the White House counsel’s office, saying they were not sufficiently helping to overturn the election.”
Byrne reportedly launched a nonprofit, America Project, to launch a Fund the Audit campaign to raise $2.8 million. Byrne said he contributed $1 million to the effort, but at least another $900,000 has come from “unknown sources.” Byrne’s nonprofit also helped “vet workers who participated” in the audit.
Byrne is also reportedly CEO of Defending the Republic which was created by Sidney Powell and which published every Arizona lawmakers’ contact information and promoted the “misleading” Election Fraud, Facts, and Details report authored by Cyber Ninjas CEO Doug Logan.
One Republican country commissioner told reporters that Cyber Ninjas’ audit didn’t unearth any fraud. “On a good note,” he said, “they didn’t find one thing wrong.”
Trump has reportedly told people close to him that he expected to be reinstated by the summer, raising question about the degree to which his advisors are misleading him.
Trump appears to have trusted people who did not deserve that trust. The people involved in the election audit have been characterized by onlookers as “fraudsters.”
OpenSecrets affirmed that “some of the firms and individuals conducting the probe also stand to potentially benefit from a proliferation of similar efforts across the country,” generating untold profits for the participants.
According to one report, Logan said that millions of dollars in donations were contributed to his election audit efforts from Michael Flynn, Sidney Powell, and Patrick Byrne.
Logan worked out of Lin Woods’ house while auditing the elections, OpenSecrets reported.
Having expressed concerns that America’s democracy is broken and that integrity needs to be restored to the nation’s elections, Woods has encouraged grassroots activists to make sure they “vote Republican” and support his efforts to become South Carolina’s GOP Chair.
Logan was reportedly the voice of “Anon” in Byrne’s election conspiracy film, The Deep Rig, after his firm was chosen by Arizona GOP state lawmakers to conduct a review of the 2020 elections in Arizona. The film was based upon a book written by Byrne who was then attempting to raise $2.8 million to fund Arizona’s Republican-led election audit.
“If we don’t fix our election integrity now, we may no longer have a democracy,” Logan has been quoted as saying, parroting a Heritage talking point.
He also reportedly claimed that current and former members of the CIA were involved with a “disinformation” campaign directed at the 2020 presidential election.
Former Trump lobbyist Roger Stone has been making the rounds with Flynn, trying to rile up the base to mobilize energized Trump supporters into electing Republicans, ensuring that politically connected consultants and lobbyists can get their share of government contracts. The fight is one of “good and evil,” Stone told activists, stating that if Trump doesn’t run in 2024, he will support Flynn as a presidential candidate.
Flynn has been a great beneficiary of the Trump election upset, emerging as a MAGA superstar, with supporters encouraged to “fight like a Flynn.”
Among Stone’s recommendations are to “guarantee that future elections are honest” and to drive “the feckless, gutless, spineless, white-wine swilling RINO Republicans out of the Republican Party.” Does he mean RINOS like Sen. John McCain for whom his business partners have served as fundraisers and key allies?
At an interview at Zurich, Bannon said that people were “talking to me about media things. Lots of media companies need capital or are up for sale. There are debates about people’s data and information. Lots of companies totally depend upon monetization of their subscribers to make a go of it. This pays a lot of bills. As we go to a digital system, how you actually build a community, everything is about attention and influence, how you monetize that is tough.”
“I am looking at media properties, I’m looking at building a digital grassroots army in U.S. populism – to ‘weaponize’ ideas,” he said, sounding eerily familiar to Flynn as if speaking from the same playbook.
Running parallel to the election audits was MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell’s efforts to challenge election fraud, always promising to provide evidence, that was hyped but never delivered. Lindell was supported in his efforts by Patrick Byrne and Michael Flynn, producing two documentaries on election fraud for OANN, neither of which provided the much hyped evidence.
At a cyber symposium convened by Lindell, a reporter from Crowdsource the Truth respectfully queried Byrne on camera about Mary Fanning, who produced the Lindell documentaries; and Dennis Montgomery, who supplied the data on the alleged election fraud. The query led Byrne to visibly panic and shut down the interview. After refusing to answer questions, the reporter was aggressively escorted out of the event, as TruNews reported.
The promoters of the election fraud narrative blamed China and Dominion software on the election fraud, resulting in Dominion suing Newsmax, OANN, Byrne, Giuliani and Powell over false allegations.
Giuliani has since been disbarred by the state of New York for making false statements about the election
In the midst of all of this, Trump seemed resigned to having lost, and at times, despondent as if he were powerless to reverse course. Under Biden, “China will own the USA,” Trump told reporters. “Obama was caught spying on our campaign. High level FBI agents got caught forging documents to make us look bad.”
Sources close to Lindell have said the MyPillow CEO knows that he has doesn’t have proof of election fraud. Why promote such a high profile campaign claiming that he has and will produce the evidence? To build his brand, she said.
Meanwhile Lindell has attempted to establish MyStore, a patriot alternative to Amazon; he is also investigating free speech alternatives to Facebook and Twitter – ideas Gab CEO Andrew Torba claims Lindell stole from Gab.
Torba said that he poured resources into helping Lindell host a documentary that was removed from YouTube and Vimeo. “What bothers me,” he told Newsweek, “is how Mike led me, and the Gab community on to believe that he was going all in on supporting Gab only to turn around and blatantly rip off our free speech platform vision as his own.”
Torba said that Trump’s team sought a stake in Gab but that he turned them down. Their pitch, he said, involved Kushner offering equity in exchange for allowing Trump to sign up and post his opinions.
Torba responded that Gab was not for sale though Trump was welcome to post whatever he wanted. Kushner wouldn’t allow Trump to post on Gab unless Gab agreed to censor all Zionists and ban all criticisms of Israel, Torba said. “All I wanted to do was give (Trump) his voice back because there’s a hundred million people or more who want to hear what he has to say,” he said.
Kushner killed the idea by trying to censor free speech. While Kushner was all in to censor anyone who criticized Israel, he had no concerns about censoring people who criticized of other groups or nations
He even accused Kushner of “actively trying to keep Trump off Gab” by posting Trump’s public statements on Gab while preventing the President from posting his own thoughts.
“The only reason (Trump) is not using (Gab) right now to connect with his base is because dopey advisors like Jared Kushner, who cost him the election, are blocking him from using it,” Torba told reporters.
Buzzfeed reported that members of Trump’s inner circle, including former Cambridge Analytica employees, approached another social media platform, Parler, with a similar offer to the one promoted by Kushner in which they asked for a stake in the company in exchange for Trump’s participation. This deal didn’t go through either. As Buzzfeed reported, Trump never participated in the negotiations, which were described as “not substantive.”
As of October 2021, “Under penalty of perjury, Rudy Giuliani, Sidney Powell, and several other supporters of the 2020 election conspiracy theory were finally forced to admit they couldn’t explain how the election was stolen,” Slate reported. Meanwhile, Kushner and Ivanka have distanced themselves from the President while Trump has blamed Kushner for his 2020 election loss, lamenting that his son-in-law placed Israel’s interests over those of the United States.
Susan Bradford is the author of Tartar Treachery: The Inside Story on How International Bankers, Communist China, and The Vatican Collaborated to Advance a Centuries Old Plan for a New World Order. Her website can be viewed here: www.susanbradford.org.
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