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  • Saudi Arabia’s crown prince could turn to Credit Suisse next

    11/20/2017 6:15:39 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies
    FT ^ | 2017/11/20 | PATRICK JENKINS
    Saudi Arabia’s crown prince could turn to Credit Suisse next Saudis are among a number of SWFs intrigued by recent shareholder developments at Swiss bank PATRICK JENKINS For those who had not been paying attention to the rise of Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, his recent dramatic detention of fellow princes and other senior figures over corruption allegations came out of the blue. But amid some pretty tough competition for the world’s attention — a quasi-coup in Zimbabwe, more Brexit tumult — he has kept up the momentum ever since. On Thursday it emerged that the Saudi authorities...
  • Special Counsel sends wide-ranging request for documents to Justice Department

    11/19/2017 7:23:03 PM PST · by Coronal · 44 replies
    ABC News ^ | November 19, 2017 | Mike Levine
    Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team investigating whether President Donald Trump sought to obstruct a federal inquiry into connections between his presidential campaign and Russian operatives has now directed the Justice Department to turn over a broad array of documents. In particular, Mueller's investigators are keen to obtain emails related to the firing of FBI Director James Comey and the earlier decision of Attorney General Jeff Sessions to recuse himself from the entire matter, according to a source who has not seen the specific request but was told about it. Issued within the past month, the directive marks the special counsel's...
  • Saudi Arabia swapping assets for freedom of some held in graft purge: sources

    11/17/2017 4:09:34 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2017/11/17 | Samia Nakhoul, Katie Paul
    Saudi Arabia swapping assets for freedom of some held in graft purge: sources Samia Nakhoul, Katie Paul BEIRUT/RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi authorities are striking agreements with some of those detained in an anti-corruption crackdown, asking them to hand over assets and cash in return for their freedom, sources familiar with the matter said. The deals involve separating cash from assets like property and shares, and looking at bank accounts to assess cash values, one of the sources told Reuters. Dozens of princes, senior officials and businessmen, including cabinet ministers and billionaires, have been detained in the graft inquiry at least...
  • A fake news campaign blames an innocent American for a coup attempt in Turkey

    11/14/2017 9:07:21 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 3 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 12, 2017 | Jackson Diehl
    On July 15, 2016, an American college professor named Henri Barkey convened an academic workshop about Iran at a hotel on an island near Istanbul. That night, elements of the Turkish military attempted a coup against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that quickly failed but triggered a massive campaign of repression which continues to this day. Barkey went through with his conference, spent a couple of days in Istanbul and flew home. To Barkey’s astonishment, he soon became a target of the world’s newest political weapon: fake news, in the form of a feverish, government-sponsored campaign. Pro-Erdogan media claimed that Barkey...
  • Tanks seen heading toward Zimbabwe capital: witnesses (Coup?)

    11/14/2017 7:38:55 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 67 replies
    Rooters ^ | 11-14-2017 | Reuters
    - Four tanks were seen heading toward the Zimbabwe capital Harare on Tuesday, witnesses said, a day after the head of the armed forces said he was prepared to “step in” to end a purge of supporters of ousted vice-president Emmerson Mnangagwa.
  • Turkish lieutenant colonel recants testimony, says drugged and tortured

    11/14/2017 5:57:39 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 1 replies
    Stockholm Center for Freedom ^ | 13 Nov 2017 | SCF
    Lt. Col. Levent Türkkan, aide to Chief of General Staff Gen. Hulusi Akar, is seen after his interrogation following the failed coup attempt on July 15, 2016. Lt. Col. Levent Türkkan, aide-de-camp of Chief of General Staff Gen. Hulusi Akar, on Monday recanted his previous testimony during a hearing at the Ankara 17th High Criminal Court, where 221 suspects are standing trial for a coup attempt on July 15, 2016, saying he was probably drugged before his testimony, CNN Türk reported.“It was like we were all living in a dream. I think I was given something [a drug],” said...
  • Modernizers launch a coup within the House of Saud

    11/06/2017 7:10:17 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 30 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 11/5/2017 | Thomas Lifson
    A coup is taking place within the House of Saud, in which a modernizing monarch is grabbing power and taking out rivals. Forces now under command of the ruler just arrested 11 princes among dozens of others and is launching financial investigations that could lead to serious punishment. In Saudi Arabia, they behead people (at least 157 times in 2015) and amputate a limb off of thieves. It is widely believed that baksheesh is not unknown in Saudi Arabian business circles, and an “anti-corruption committee” was recently formed. In other words, the tools are in place to take out any...
  • Hillary's DNC Coup: Clinton Took Over The Democratic Party Months Before She Ran

    11/02/2017 3:55:38 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 44 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 11/02/17 | Geoff Earle
    Donna Brazile took over the DNC when Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz stepped down following the release of leaked internal emailsShe conducted her own review after emails showed aides tipping the scales in favor of Hillary Clinton during Bernie Sanders' primary challenge She now reveals she uncovered a joint fundraising agreement that gave Clinton virtual control over the DNC just four months after she announced her runMoney diverted from state parties in 'unethical' arrangementShe told Sanders: 'I've completed my review of the DNC and I did find the cancer'She has written a book, 'Hacks: The Inside Story of the Break-ins and...
  • That Other Plot -- to Bring Down Trump

    10/31/2017 8:41:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 31, 2017 | Pat Buchanan
    Well over a year after the FBI began investigating "collusion" between the Trump campaign and Vladimir Putin, Special Counsel Robert Mueller has brought in his first major indictment. Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort has been charged with a series of crimes dating back years, though none is tied directly to President Donald Trump or 2016. With a leak to CNN that indictments were coming, Mueller's office stole the weekend headlines. This blanketed the explosive news on a separate front, as the dots began to be connected on a bipartisan plot to bring down Trump that began two years ago. And...
  • The Swamp Wants You to Think They’ve Seized the Presidency from Trump

    10/10/2017 1:05:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | October 10, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: I’m seeing more and more stories, and it’s related to this whole Corker snafu, that Trump really isn’t president. That Kelly and Mattis and Tillerson have seized the office and are openly defying Trump on everything. The purpose of the story is just to put forth two propositions. One, of course that Trump is a dangerous idiot like Corker says, on the verge of starting World War III, and veterans of the swamp literally have to countermand him on virtually everything. And of course the second aspect of the story is a constitutional crisis. If that’s really happening, for...
  • Tennessee Voter Outraged by Bob Corker

    10/10/2017 12:45:30 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | October 10, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: We start in Knoxville, Tennessee. This is Deb. It’s great to have you. How are you? CALLER: Hi, Rush. How are you doing? RUSH: Fine and dandy. Thank you. CALLER: Well, I’ll calling, I had two points. The first is that I’m very angry with Senator Corker’s childish and disrespectful comments regarding the president. I have spent my whole morning, and as soon as the office opened, try to reach someone in his office. Apparently the rest of Tennessee is angry with him, too, because I can’t get through. And my other comment is — RUSH: Wait a minute....
  • Hillary mulls challenging legitimacy of 2016 election, cites Russian influence

    09/18/2017 1:55:18 PM PDT · by John W · 104 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | September 18, 2017 | Ben Wolfgang
    Hillary Clinton on Monday would not rule out the possibility of challenging the results of the 2016 presidential election, saying it’s clear the Russians influenced the outcome and that the legitimacy of President Trump’s victory could be called into question as congressional and independent probes into Russian involvement move forward. In an interview with NPR, the former secretary of state — who will speak in Washington on Monday evening as part of her nationwide book tour — would not rule out formally contesting the results of the election. “I wouldn’t rule it out,” she said, though she quickly admitted there’s...
  • Democrats must denounce the rise in violence against Republicans

    09/18/2017 9:19:21 AM PDT · by richardb72 · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 18, 2017 | John R Lott Jr
    As masked leftists use clubs to shut down free speech at Berkeley and elsewhere, Democrats have unfortunately been reticent to condemn the activity. But Antifa violence is not the only kind of condemnable disruptive activity. Democrats should also disavow the organized campaign to harass Republican congressmen and stop Republican town halls. One group in the thick of this battle is “Indivisible.” The group was founded by a former staffer for Democratic Rep. Lloyd Doggett, and its COO, Matt Traidi, is the research coordinator for the Service Employees International Union. Indivisible provides these instructions on how to prevent other town hall...
  • State Department Waging "Open War" on White House

    09/17/2017 5:05:23 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 93 replies
    The U.S. State Department has backed away from a demand that Israel return $75 million in military aid which was allocated to it by the U.S. Congress. The repayment demand, championed by U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, was described as an underhanded attempt by the State Department to derail a campaign pledge by U.S. President Donald J. Trump to improve relations with the Jewish state. The dispute is the just the latest example of what appears to be a growing power struggle between the State Department and the White House over the future direction of American foreign policy. The...
  • Revealed: Queen's Most Senior Courtier was Forced out of his Job in Bitter Power Struggle [Trunc]

    09/15/2017 3:52:51 PM PDT · by Cecily · 9 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | September 15, 2017 | Rebecca English
    The Queen’s most senior courtier was ‘forced out’ in a power struggle between Buckingham Palace and the Prince of Wales, it was claimed last night. Sir Christopher Geidt, the Queen’s private secretary, suddenly announced in July that he was leaving after 15 years of royal service, loudly insisting that the monarchy was in good shape. The Mail revealed that he was being followed by his assistant private secretary, Samantha Cohen, the third most senior courtier in the Queen’s private office, amid tensions between the main royal households and their senior staff, particularly Buckingham Palace and Clarence House. Now The Times...
  • Queen’s top aide ousted in palace power struggle

    09/16/2017 2:35:21 AM PDT · by iowamark · 37 replies
    The Australian ^ | September 16, 2017 | Valentine Low, Alexi Mostrous
    The Queen’s most senior courtier was forced out in a power struggle between Buckingham Palace and Prince Charles. Sir Christopher Geidt, the Queen’s private secretary, left his post in July after complaints by the Prince of Wales and his brother, the Duke of York, sources have revealed now. The unprecedented ousting — the first time the Queen has got rid of her private secretary — was the climax of increasing tensions between the two royal households. It came amid differences over how to manage the transition of power between the Queen, who is 91, and her eldest son. Royal sources...
  • Thinking the unthinkable: could there be a military coup in the US?

    09/10/2017 12:30:56 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 106 replies
    The Conversation ^ | September 7, 2017 | Luke Foster Middup
    What are the chances that Donald Trump’s presidency could be brought to a halt by a military uprising? At first glance, it seems like a strange question, and the idea of a military coup in a developed and seemingly stable Western democracy feels far-fetched. But then again, memories are short: in May 1958, France faced a military revolt in Algeria that threatened to spread to the French mainland. Without it, General Charles de Gaulle would never have been president, and the Fifth Republic would never have been born. It may not be necessary to start preparing for military takeover in...
  • Longtime Trump aide Keith Schiller tells people he intends to leave

    09/01/2017 3:40:45 PM PDT · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 39 replies
    Convoluted New Network ^ | 9-1-2017 | CNN staff
    President Donald Trump's longtime aide and current director of Oval Office operations Keith Schiller has told people he intends to leave the White House, three sources familiar with the decision told CNN. Schiller has told associates within the last two weeks that he plans to leave the White House at the end of September or in early October, the sources said. Schiller has told people his primary reason for leaving was financial, the sources said. Schiller earns a $165,000 annual salary at the White House -- a downgrade from his annual earnings before he followed Trump to the White House....
  • The Latest: Kenya court nullifies president's election win

    09/01/2017 2:40:14 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 27 replies
    MSN AP ^ | September 1, 2017
    NAIROBI, Kenya — The Latest on Kenya's presidential election court challenge (all times local): 12 p.m. Kenya's Supreme Court has nullified President Uhuru Kenyatta's election win last month and called for new elections within 60 days. The six-judge bench ruled 4-2 in favor of the petition filed by opposition candidate Raila Odinga. He claimed that the electronic voting results were hacked into and manipulated manipulated in favor of Kenyatta. The president had won a second term with 54 percent of the vote. The court says the Aug. 8 election was not conducted with accordance with the constitution. Odinga's lawyer had...
  • The Democrats, Media and their Antifa Pitbulls Are the Real Threat to America

    08/31/2017 2:07:18 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 31, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: This from The Daily Caller. This is Chatsworth Osborne Jr.’s website that he has now taken a leave from since he’s doing his Fox show. “Nearly half of the country believes the news media poses an equal or greater threat to the nation as white supremacists, according to a new Fox News poll out Wednesday. The poll found that 47 percent of registered voters think white supremacists are a greater threat, 40 percent think the news media is, and nine percent believe both are equal threats.” I’ll tell you what this shows. It shows the power of the fake...