As MegaAnon stated, “This covers kids/humans, drugs, arms/guns, WMD’s/chemicals/Uranium, organs, etc.” Basically the entire Deep State illegal and immoral financial life support. MegaAnon also instructed us to “dig into the annex list” to the executive order to discover who will be affected, and to a large extent the biggest public target is the Clinton Foundation. Of course, I didn’t really expect Zero Hedge to dig too deeply into the pedogate/pizzagate angle.
New Trump Executive Order Targets Clinton-Linked Individuals, Lobbyists And Perhaps Uranium One
The Trump Administration quietly issued an Executive Order (EO) last Thursday which allows for the freezing of US-housed assets belonging to foreign individuals or entities deemed “serious human rights abusers,” along with government officials and executives of foreign corporations (current or former) found to have engaged in corruption – which includes the misappropriation of state assets, the expropriation of private assets for personal gain, and corruption related to government contracts or the extraction of natural resources.
Furthermore, anyone in the United States who aids or participates in said corruption or human rights abuses by foreign parties is subject to frozen assets – along with any U.S. corporation who employs foreigners deemed to have engaged in corruption on behalf of the company.
In fact, anyone in the world who has “materially assisted, sponsored, or provided financial, material or technological support for, or goods or services” to foreigners targeted by the Executive Order is subject to frozen assets.
The EO, based on the 2016 Global Human Rights Accountability Act, immediately added 13 foreign individuals to a list of “Specially Designated Nationals” (SDN) maintained by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) – several of whom have ties to the Clintons, the Clinton Foundation, or Clinton associates (details below). Moreover, the Treasury Department sanctioned an additional 39 people, for a total of 52 under the new order – including the son of Russia’s prosecutor general.
The Order reads:
I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, find that the prevalence and severity of human rights abuse and corruption that have their source, in whole or in substantial part, outside the United States, such as those committed or directed by persons listed in the Annex to this order, have reached such scope and gravity that they threaten the stability of international political and economic systems.
Last Week’s Executive Order could have serious implications for D.C. lobbyists who provide “goods and services” (e.g. lobbying services) to despots, corrupt foreign politicians or foreign organizations engaging in the crimes described in the EO. “Virtually every lobbyist in DC has got to be in a cold sweat over the scope of this EO,” said an attorney consulted in the matter who wishes to remain anonymous.
And because the phrase “person” means “an individual or entity” in the order – any US organization which merely employs a foreigner engaging in the listed offenses is also subject to frozen assets. “Consider, what would happen if Apple, say employed a foreign national who bribed a PRC official for government approvals? How about a hypothetical case of a company like Northrop or Boeing where an employee, or consultant, who is a foreign national bribes a Saudi official to direct government purchases of airplanes and military equipment? At least some or all of their assets could be frozen.”
Now consider that if reports from The Hill are accurate – an FBI mole deep within the Russian uranium industry uncovered evidence that “Russian nuclear officials had routed millions of dollars to the U.S. designed to benefit former President Bill Clinton’s charitable foundation during the time Secretary of State Hillary Clinton served on a government body that provided a favorable decision to Moscow (the Uranium One approval)” – a deal which would eventually grant the Kremlin control over 20 percent of America’s uranium supply right around the time Bill Clinton also collected $500,000 for a Moscow speech, as detailed by author Peter Schweitzer’s book Clinton Cash and the New York Times in 2015.
“The Russians were compromising American contractors in the nuclear industry with kickbacks and extortion threats, all of which raised legitimate national security concerns. And none of that evidence got aired before the Obama administration made those decisions,” a person who worked on the case told The Hill, speaking on condition of anonymity for fear of retribution by U.S. or Russian officials. –The Hill
The same FBI informant claims to have video evidence showing Russian agents with briefcases full of bribe money related to the controversial Uranium One deal:
In a report by Tucker Carlson, a former long-time executive of now-defunct D.C. lobbying firm, The Podesta Group – who has been interviewed extensively by FBI special counsel Robert Mueller, claims that Tony Podesta was “basically part of the Clinton Foundation,” frequently meeting with the charity to discuss the Uranium One deal. Meanwhile, Tony’s DNC operative brother John Podesta reportedly recommended that the Podesta Group hire David Adams – Hillary Clinton’s chief adviser at the State Department, giving them a “direct liaison” between the group’s Russian clients and Hillary Clinton’s State Department.
Hypothetically, if the Uranium One deal is deemed corrupt by the Trump administration, and “Russian nuclear officials” indeed routed millions of dollars to the Clinton Foundation, and Tony Podesta lobbied on behalf of the deal for the Clinton Foundation – it stands to reason that this Executive Order could freeze the US-housed assets of quite a few individuals. Of note, assets can be frozen with no prior warning, as trump has declared a national emergency due to the “scope and gravity” of the threat posed by said individuals.
To simplify this complicated legal document a bit, keep in mind:
Section 1. (a)(i-ii) outlines all foreigners the Executive Order applies to:
Section 1. (a)(iii) defines U.S. Citizens who have assisted foreigners in any of the crimes described above:
Note: The above section (iii)(A)(3) means any foreign person engaging in “serious human rights abuses” or listed forms of corruption on behalf of a U.S. entity. Also of note – Attorney General Jeff Sessions rolled back a series of Obama-era curbs on civil-asset forfeiture over the summer, strengthening the federal government’s ability to seize cash and property from Americans without criminal charges. That said, this Executive Order only freezes assets, it does not allow the government to take custody of them.
In regards to the 13 listed individuals targeted by this order – several of whom have ties to the Clintons, the Clinton Foundation or Clinton associates – we find the following:
Goulnara Islamovna Karimova, 45, daughter of former Uzbekistan leader Islam Karimov, headed a powerful organized crime syndicate that leveraged state actors to expropriate businesses, monopolize markets, solicit bribes, and administer extortion rackets.
In early 2016, Amsterdam-based telecom giant VimpelCom (now VEON) admitted to a conspiracy in which they paid millions in bribes to Karimova for entry into the Uzbek telecom market. In a series of related cases, the U.S. Justice Department has sought the forfeiture of $850 million in bribe money from various bank accounts across Europe. In July, Uzbek officials arrested Karimova for fraud, money laundering, bribery, and embezzlement and a variety of other claims.
In 2009, a WikiLeaks cable notes that Karimova set her sights on Bill Clinton to gain access to then-Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton.
Three years later, Karimova co-sponsored a 2012 Clinton Foundation fundraiser in Monaco. Hillary Clinton’s State Department was asked to weigh in on Bill Clinton’s contacts with Karimova. Pictured below with Bill Clinton at an AIDS charity event in Cannes, France.
Goulnara Karimova and Bill Clinton
Dan Gertler is an Israeli billionaire mining magnate revealed by the Paradise Papers to be chief negotiator between the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and his primary business partner – mining company Glencore, founded by Marc Rich – who was pardoned for corruption by Bill Clinton on his last day in office after his wife gave $450,000 to the Clinton Library foundation.
Glencore immediately cut ties with Gertler following Trump’s Executive Order.
In 2001 Gertler gave $20m in cash to DRC President Joseph Kabila to use to buy weapons and fund his war against rebels to consolidate his grip on power. In exchange, Gertler’s company IDI was granted a monopoly on the DRC diamond trade, worth hundreds of millions a year. In 2013, Gertler sold the DRC rights to mine oil for $150 million, a 300x increase on an asset he purchased from President Kabila 7 years prior for just $500,000.
In 2012, Kabila offered Bill Clinton $650k for a speech in the DRC – for which Clinton sought State Department approval – only to have his speaking agency recommend against the appearance which would require photos with the dictator.
Yahya Jammeh is the former President of Gambia who came to power in 1994 and stepped down in 2017. He has a long history of serious human rights abuses and corruption – creating a terror and assassination squad called the Junglers that answered directly to him.
Yahya and Zeinab Jammeh with Barack and Michelle Obama, 2014
Jammeh was installed as President during a 1994 CIA-led coup in Gambia authorized by the Clinton administration, and in 2014, the Obama administration effectively sidelined an attempted coup. Indeed, Jammeh appears to have been a friend to both the Clinton and the Obama Administrations.
Angel Rondon Rijo; Dominican Republic – Sanctioned for funneling a $92 million bribe from Brazilian conglomerate Odebrecht to Dominican Republic officials as kickbacks. Odebrecht Donated $50-$100k to the Clinton Foundation.
Benjamin Bol Mel; Sudan – Financial Advisor to South Sudanese President Salva Kiir and president of ABMC construction company accused of corruption. Hillary Clinton pushed for a waiver from the Obama Admin on the prohibition of military aid due to the use of child soldiers in South Sudan.
Artem Yuryevich Chayka; Russia – Son of Russia’s Prosecutor General, Yuri Chayka (Chaika) – used father’s connections to win state owned contracts. Curiously, Russian Attorney Natalia Veselnitskaya met with Yuri Chayka before her involvement in the infamous Trump Tower meeting arranged by Fusion GPS associate Rob Goldstone – a meeting many believe was one of several schemes used by the Obama administration to justify wiretapping the Trump campaign. Of note – Donald Trump Jr. reportedly shut down the Trump tower meeting when Natalia Veselnitskaya began discussing lifting sanctions under the Magnitsky act – the very legislation Trump’s Executive Order is now leveraging against Artem Chayka.
Mukhtar Hamid Shah; Pakistan – surgeon specializing in kidney transplants, believed to be involved in kidnapping, wrongful confinement, and the removal of and tracking in human organs from Pakistani laborers.
One wonders if perhaps the purpose of this Executive Order addressing serious human rights abusers and corruption – a national emergency, was intended to ensure the much talked about swamp renovation comes in ahead of schedule and under budget. We’ll know for sure if Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin starts freezing bank accounts after the holidays.
Boom Just Lowered On Clinton Crime Family And Obama Regime?
By Susan Duclos – All News PipeLine
With all the hyperbole regarding the tax reform bill being passed, the news that Attorney General Jeff Sessions had ordered DOJ prosecutors to interview FBI agents that investigated corruption in regards to the much-talked about Uranium One dealas well as players linked to the Clinton Foundation, received attention but not as much focus as it should have received, which becomes even more relevant given the specific wording of President Trump’s December 21, 2017 Executive Order.
URANIUM ONE – BRIEF RECAP
At issue is what has become known as Uranium One, where in 2010 the Obama administration approved the sale of U.S. uranium mining facilities to Russia, while Hillary Clinton was secretary of state, which was one of the nine agencies that made the determination that the deal would not threaten U.S. national security.
In October 2017, a bombshell of a report by The Hill, titled “FBI uncovered Russian bribery plot before Obama administration approved controversial nuclear deal with Moscow,” revealed details of the Uranium One deal that instantly kicked off congressional inquiries as well as spawning the latest reports of the DOJ re-examining the events surrounding the deal made by the Obama administration.
For those that did not catch The Hill report at the time, it should be read in its entirety, in order to understand just how much had been hidden from not only the American people, but how the Obama administration placed a gag order against a key FBI informant to make sure that the details could not be revealed to congressional oversight committees.
Key relevant quotes for the purpose of this article are reproduced below:
Before the Obama administration approved a controversial deal in 2010 giving Moscow control of a large swath of American uranium, the FBI had gathered substantial evidence that Russian nuclear industry officials were engaged in bribery, kickbacks, extortion and money laundering designed to grow Vladimir Putin’s atomic energy business inside the United States, according to government documents and interviews.
Federal agents used a confidential U.S. witness working inside the Russian nuclear industry to gather extensive financial records, make secret recordings and intercept emails as early as 2009 that showed Moscow had compromised an American uranium trucking firm with bribes and kickbacks in violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, FBI and court documents show.
They also obtained an eyewitness account — backed by documents — indicating Russian nuclear officials had routed millions of dollars to the U.S. designed to benefit former President Bill Clinton’s charitable foundation during the time Secretary of State Hillary Clinton served on a government body that provided a favorable decision to Moscow, sources told The Hill. [….]
The investigation was ultimately supervised by then-U.S. Attorney Rod Rosenstein, an Obama appointee who now serves as President Trump’s deputy attorney general, and then-Assistant FBI Director Andrew McCabe, now the deputy FBI director under Trump, Justice Department documents show.
The connections to the current Russia case are many. The Mikerin probe began in 2009 when Robert Mueller, now the special counsel in charge of the Trump case, was still FBI director. And it ended in late 2015 under the direction of then-FBI Director James Comey, whom Trump fired earlier this year.
Again, well worth the time to read the entire Hill piece to understand why the wording in President Trump’s new executive order, in conjunction with the news that the DOJ is now delving into the events surrounding Uranium One, is so important.
As we highlight the very interesting part of Trump’s new EO, keep in mind the recent report by Politico regarding the Obama administration “derailed an ambitious law enforcement campaign targeting drug trafficking by the Iranian-backed terrorist group Hezbollah,” in order to get his nuclear deal with Iran. The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform is already demanding more information from AG Sessions in regards to that blockbuster report.
EXECUTIVE ORDER – RE: CORRUPTION AND HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES
While the Treasury Department Press release regarding this EO focuses on the Trump administration and EO’s targeting of human rights abusers and corrupt actors around the world, declaring them national security threats, using the EO to build on the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act passed by Congress last year, when we read Section 1 of the actual EO, we note wording that should concern the entire Clinton family, the Clinton Foundation, the Obama administration as well as any member of the intelligence community that had any part of the Uranium One deal and/or the Iran nuclear deal.
Section 1. (a) All property and interests in property that are in the United States, that hereafter come within the United States, or that are or hereafter come within the possession or control of any United States person of the following persons are blocked and may not be transferred, paid, exported, withdrawn, or otherwise dealt in:
(i) the persons listed in the Annex to this order;
(ii) any foreign person determined by the Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the Secretary of State and the Attorney General:
(A) to be responsible for or complicit in, or to have directly or indirectly engaged in, serious human rights abuse;
(B) to be a current or former government official, or a person acting for or on behalf of such an official, who is responsible for or complicit in, or has directly or indirectly engaged in:
(1) corruption, including the misappropriation of state assets, the expropriation of private assets for personal gain, corruption related to government contracts or the extraction of natural resources, or bribery; or
(2) the transfer or the facilitation of the transfer of the proceeds of corruption;
Aside from the direct mention of corruption, misappropriation of state assets, extraction of natural resources and bribery, all of which as follow up Uranium One details have emerged, could be applied to the entire Russia/Uranium issue, we also note that the “annex” referred to in the EO identified specific individual and offers a section of entities that are listed, where we note that Uranium One, may not be the only issue where the boom could be lowered right on the Clintons.
In some form or fashion the Clintons, their foundation, the Obama regime and a number of deep state actors hold some type of connection, whether small or large, with a large number of the newly added names and entities listed in the annex.
For example: One of the names on the annex list, is: KARIMOVA, Gulnara (a.k.a. KARIMOVA, Goulnara; a.k.a. KARIMOVA, Goulnora Islamovna; a.k.a. “Googoosha”).
(Gulnara Karimova and Bill Clinton at charity event in Antibes, France in 2009)
A little research on Karimova brings up a 2015 article at the Washington Examinerwhich details the following about her connections with the Clintons and the Clinton Foundation:
Gulnara Karimova, daughter of the Uzbek dictator who allegedly boils his political opponents alive, was cited as the “single most hated person in the country” in a diplomatic cable.
Karimova’s solution, revealed in a message from the State Department to the CIA, was to acquaint herself with Bill Clinton in order to gain favor with Hillary Clinton.
That process began with Karimova hosting a Clinton Foundation fundraiser in Monaco. She posed for photographs with Bill Clinton that prompted media reports describing her as a friend of the former president.
In January 2017, the Wall Street Journal reported that Karimova had been questioned recently over money-laundering accusations by Swiss prosecutors while under house arrest in Tashkent.
Another name newly added to the Office of Foreign Assets Control list according to the annex of the new EO, is: JAMMEH, Yahya (a.k.a. JAMMEH BABILI MANSA, Yahya AJJ; a.k.a. JAMMEH, Alhaji Dr. Abdul-Azziz Jemus Junkung; a.k.a. JAMMEH, Yahya Abdul-Aziz Jemus Junkung).
According to Wayne Madsen over at Strategic Culture in January 2017, Jammeh was defeated for reelection in December 2016, but it was “during the administration of President Bill Clinton that the green light was given for Jammeh to be installed in a CIA-led coup in Gambia.” (Source)
Another name on the list that has some very interesting connections: GERTLER, Dan, an Israeli businessman, who was secretly loaned secretly loaned tens of millions of dollars to secure a controversial mining agreement in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. This was revealed through leaked documents commonly referred to as the Paradise Papers. (Via Guardian)
The company that secretly loaned Gertler the money in 2009, is the largest mining company in the world, called Glencore. Glencore was founded in 1974 as Marc Rich and Co. Rich. Marc Rich was notably pardoned by Bill Clinton after Rich spent years on the FBI’s most wanted list. Rich died in Switzerland in 2013.
What bothered so many was that Clinton’s clemency to Rich reeked of payoff. In the run-up to the presidential pardon, the financier’s ex-wife Denise had donated $450,000 to the fledgling Clinton Library and “over $1 million to Democratic campaigns in the Clinton era.”
Note– Not sure of the relevance of this next tidbit, but since all I am doing is noting connections with names newly added to the OFAC’s SDN List, I’ll note that Gertler is also mentioned in conjunction to Fleurette, which is marked as “linked” in the annex at the Treasury Department website, in a press release by QatarPress, who labels the press release with the tag “Podesta Group.”
The connections listed above are some of the more tangible connections found, so far, and is not an exhaustive list as we are still researching the names and entities just added to the list.
Not living in President Trump’s brain, nor being a member of his inner circle, we cannot tell you with 100% certainty whether the specific names added were done so just for their human rights abuses and corruption or because other entities being targeted are entangled with them, but we can say the language highlighting current or former government officials “directly or indirectly” engaged in” corruption, including the misappropriation of state assets, the expropriation of private assets for personal gain, corruption related to government contracts or the extraction of natural resources, or bribery; or the transfer or the facilitation of the transfer of the proceeds of corruption, could very well entangle a number of people that many believe to be “crooked” or part of some type of cabal that has been allowed to run unchecked, committing illegal acts for decades.
Seeing this on the heels of Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s corruption crackdown, detaining 200 people and freezing their bank accounts, including princes, officials and businessmen, we may be looking at a global initiative to take down the crooked, the corrupt, and the human rights abusers and traffickers.
While we have heard rumblings and chatter over the past two weeks that something big was coming, we were not able to independently confirm those rumors, but if this EO is used as legal justification to brings down what many think of as a deep state or shadow government and/or criminal cabals, then this would fit the bill.
I will leave you with Section 7 of the EO, because should this be the foundation to start bringing down criminals within America as well as seizing assets of the foreigners listed and any entity within America working with them, it will be impossible for the MSM to hide it, because entire criminal empires could be seized…. immediately.
Sec. 7. For those persons whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to this order who might have a constitutional presence in the United States, I find that because of the ability to transfer funds or other assets instantaneously, prior notice to such persons of measures to be taken pursuant to this order would render those measures ineffectual. I therefore determine that for these measures to be effective in addressing the national emergency declared in this order, there need be no prior notice of a listing or determination made pursuant to this order.
Just something to keep our eyes open for.