from FRANCE 24 English:
Grand Jury Hears Evidence Against Former FBI Director Andrew McCabe As DOJ Inspector General Sends Initial Draft Of FISA Abuse Investigative Report To DOJ And FBI
by Susan Duclos, All News Pipeline:
Over the course of the last week a series of events have occurred that indicate the lengthy investigation into the investigators regarding the genesis of the Russia investigation, the lying and leaking by top level former members of the intelligence community, as well as potential FISA court abuses, is finally coming to an end.
The long awaited DOJ Inspector General report is one step closer to being released publicly as the initial draft of the factual findings has been sent to the DOJ and the FBI for “classification determination and marking,” before then proceeding to prepare the final draft which would then be publicly released.
by Gilad Atzmon, The Unz Review:
The lesson to be drawn from the current Israeli political stalemate is that Israel is imploding, breaking into the elements it has never managed to integrate into one. The schism is no longer the more quotidian dichotomy of Ashkenazi vs. Arab Jews (aka Sephardim); this divide is ideological, religious, spiritual, political, ethnic and cultural. Nor does it break down to Left and Right, Jewish Israelis are politically with the right even when they pretend to be ‘Left.’ Although some of the most astute critical voices of Israeli politics and Jewish fundamentalism are Israelis (such as Gideon Levi, Shlomo Sand, Israel Shamir and others), there is no political Israeli Left. Israeli politics break down into a lot of extreme right voters and many ordinary hawks. The Arab Joint List Party is practically the only Left party in the Israeli Knesset.
by Ronald-Peter Stöferle, Mises:
The ongoing “World War of Currencies”, as the German journalist Daniel D. Eckert called it, the battle for the future of the world monetary system is not a shallow action film but more like Game of Thrones – a complex series with hundreds of actors and locations, stretching over decades and demanding full concentration from the viewer.
The bottom line is that what has been true for decades still applies. The US dollar continues to enjoy the confidence of markets, governments, and central banks. But faith in the US dollar weakens a little every year. Europe, China, Russia and many small countries set new initiatives every year to make themselves independent. And gold, too, plays a major role in this slow departure from the US dollar. But for the world financial system, none of their currencies offer a viable, fully-fledged alternative to the US dollar yet, which is why any news of the death of the US dollar is definitely exaggerated.
from Russia Insider:
One might be forgiven for thinking that the foreign policy of the United States is some kind of theatrical performance, like a comic opera, with new characters appearing on stage willy-nilly and then being driven off after committing an incredible faux pas only to be replaced by even more grotesquely clownish figures. Unfortunately, while the musical chairs and plot twists contrived by a Goldoni or Moliere generally have a cheerful ending, the same cannot be said about what has been taking place in the White House.
from Sputnik News:
Jeffrey Epstein reportedly killed himself in a New York detention facility last month as he faced allegations of sexual abuse involving minors. The financier had kept a low profile ever since his 2008 guilty plea to prostitution-related charges, but new revelations from women who once were in his orbit shed light on the earlier years of his life.
by Ashe Schow, Daily Wire:
For about two years, conservatives who closely watched the media’s reporting on President Donald Trump’s alleged ties to Russia have wondered why his former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, simply accepted his fate as the first casualty of what turned out to be a bogus narrative.
by Daisy Luther, The Organic Prepper:
People always want to know how they can tell when the SHTF is coming. The SHTF you get is not always the one you expect. A lot of SHTFs that aren’t natural disasters have something in common. It is a way you can tell that things are getting bad.
The SHTF everyone expects
We are conditioned to think that an SHTF event is going to be something flashy and surprising, in a way that it is going to be a moment in time when you can recall the day and the hour. People think that it will make a strict and sharp cornerstone between normal everyday life, and SHTF time.