by Caitlin Johnstone, Caitlin Johnstone:
CNN has published an unbelievably brazen and dishonest smear piece on Julian Assange, easily the most egregious article of its kind since the notoriously bogus Assange-Manafort report by The Guardian last year. It contains none of the “exclusive” documents which it claims substantiate its smears, relying solely on vague unsubstantiated assertions and easily debunked lies to paint the WikiLeaks founder in a negative light.
by Tim Brown, Freedom OutPost:
Let’s face it; people really despise the IRS.
The internal revenue service is in the upper echelon of hated, despised, and downright loathed governmental agencies. Sure, we all fear a day spent in the flailing human drama of the DMV, and we certainly don’t have any love for answering census questions or applying for building permits, but the IRS is a different kind of evil.
Giving the government approximately one third of our paycheck stings, badly, and it creates the sort of resentment that would lead a more primitive sort of American to hijack a ship and throw its tea into a harbor.
from Government Slaves:
(Editor’s Note: A retired Army two-star general is connected to this investigation. He repeatedly raped his own daughter. A link to the Army Times article is at the bottom of the page.)
A bill to stop the sharing of child pornography on Pentagon computers is being contemplated by Congress. This is an issue that’s been known about for a decade or longer. Who is doing it? Where are the children coming from? Who is filming and how has this been allowed to continue?
Child pornography as well as the trafficking of women and children are some of the biggest issues in politics today.
FBI agents who cracked open a safe in Jeffrey Epstein’s Manhattan mansion discovered “piles of cash,” dozens of diamonds and an expired passport from the 1980s under a different name that listed his residence as Saudi Arabia, according to the Daily Beast – which notes that it is unclear whether this is the same safe that contained nude or semi-nude photographs believed to be of underage girls.
“The passport was issued in the name of a foreign country, it was issued in the 1980s, it is expired, it shows a picture of Jeffrey Epstein, and another name,” said Assistant US Attorney Alex Rossmiller.
It’s also a different safe than the one allegedly in an ‘off-limits’ room on his private island in the Caribbean.
Tax Filing Suggests Child Sex Offender Jeffrey Epstein Made His Wealth Flipping Hot IPOs on Wall Street
by Pam Martens and Russ Martens, Wall St On Parade:
Jeffrey Epstein is variously called a “billionaire,” a “hedge fund manager,” or a “financier” in the hundreds of articles that have appeared in print this month. But no one can say with any certainty how Epstein obtained his wealth or exactly how much wealth he actually has. We’ve located a highly interesting ledger from one of his nonprofit tax filings which shows he was able to get his hands on highly preferential hot IPOs (Initial Public Offerings) and flipped them on their first day of trading. We’ll explore that in detail shortly, but first some background.
from Press TV:
A senior Iraqi parliamentarian warns that the US embassy in Baghdad is involved in “suspicious activities,” saying agents of the Israeli spy agency Mossad and the Daesh terrorist group have been spotted regularly visiting the diplomatic mission.
“The US embassy in Baghdad has turned into a center for Israel’s Mossad and ISIS (Daesh) terrorists,” Hassan Salem was quoted as saying by the Iraqi Arabic-language al-Sumariya news website.
Salem said the US embassy is interfering in Iraq’s internal affairs by spying, spreading rumors and hatching plots.
A rather stunning report from Gateway Pundit outlines information contained within a lawsuit filing. The lawsuit, filed by Businessman Ed Butowsky, alleges Wikileaks founder Julian Assange confirmed to Fox News analyst Ellen Ratner that the DNC leaked emails were received from Seth Rich and his brother Aaron.
The details contained within the lawsuit filing (full pdf below) are stunning.