Meanwhile, Hillary stole classified documents and placed them on an unsecured server in a guest bathroom. Hacker Guccifer got to it and witnessed 10 foreign entities on it as well. No doubt she was giving the address to people who were contributing to her Clinton foundation. Spy. Traitor.
There are eight million stories in the Naked City.
Joel Greenberg has been one of them.
Was there a faulty installation of Hillary Clinton's private email server that caused a fire? Did she divert State Department resources to operate her own blockchain technology company from her office in the State Department? That's thinking outside the box. Diverting State Department resources to tap her political donors for more money--c'mon man! Anyone could have done that.
Hillary Clinton's wrongdoings--whatever else might be said about them--are dullsville in comparison. I don't blame her for the 2012 Benghazi tragedy except as part of a general incompetence that was shared by a number of important officials. She's not uniquely culpable for that, in my view.
Joel Greenberg has raised the "Barr" (pun intended) for Infotainment.
People can grouse about politics and politicians all they want, but the Joel Greenberg show is too good to miss. It's misfortunate that some are too jaded or overridingly partisan to have a good laugh over this.
Partly, I do it for the lurkers.
If "cvxjet" reappears here, that's another sprinkle on my ice cream cone.
I've already had my fun with this. Even if it's almost entirely for myself. Kind of like keeping a diary.
If people don't like it--and I'm not singling out "sourmash" here by any means--let them start their own New Topics. Do I complain when they do? Do I spam the Topics that other people create with the same mindless and robot-like repetitively as "you know who"..?
This is how I become part of the O/T forum's aesthetic.
It's what I do, when I'm not trying to do anything useful.
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I, like most people, thought spam was your offering to the forum?
Regarding Greenberg, more and more of the same old same old political scams or financial crimes by them: Madoff, Anthony Weiner, Jeffrey Epstein, the Rosenbergs, Jack Ruby, Boesky, Milkin, Abrams, and on and on and on.
Nothing, other than drive it. I've actually been driving it more frequently (short trips) since the pandemic was declared. It's more fully functional than what I've been using as a "daily driver." I've been wanting to replace the "daily driver", but I'm going to have to "limp it along" for some time to come. I'm a great one for procrastinating, and the "daily driver" replacement isn't at the top of my need-to-do list anymore.
I'm not a Fiero customizer. My 1988 Fiero GT is basically "stock." I did have the engine and drivetrain overhauled and it's better now than "stock" or "factory" but the upgrades are not radical. A specially selected camshaft. A "three angle" valve job. It has more torque than before I had this done, which I had to have done because the original engine kind of "blew up." I drive it in 5th gear or 4th gear on Interstate upgrades that I would never have been able to do before this relatively recent overhaul.
I'm not a DIY. I tried to replace one of my Fiero headlamps and that attempt took me to my mechanic's shop. Even he described it as "challenging."
I don't have a lot of mileage yet on the overhauled engine and drivetrain. It's kind of like a brand new Fiero with a somewhat beat-up exterior. Right now, that works for me.
Hillary is a POS....But trumpy gave away the whole world to his besty Putin and probably all of our military secrets also......Of course, since Putin is "The Greatest Chistian EVER!!!!!" as far as you new Trumpy "Conservatives" are concerned, that is just A-OK...."Right"...?
Russia Faux news tells you to look at the evil chinese and you just love to be hatin' them...."Right"...? You all get all your news (Soap) from Faux and Oannie news....Why not cut out the middle-man and just watch TASS? Then you could be good little russian mobster-boys......Burning US Flags and the US constitution!
Brain washing, pure and simple.......Plenty of room between the new "Conservatives" ears for lotsa russian soap-suds......
New Evidence Shows Israeli Consulate Is Behind Matt Gaetz Extortion Scandal Eric Striker • April 2, 2021
New details in the scandal surrounding Florida congressman Matt Gaetz is shedding light into the influence of Israeli operatives and the depth of corruption in the US government.
In text messages publicized by Dilbert creator Scott Adams, the Israeli consulate’s media director Jake Novak informed him of secret grand jury proceedings tying Gaetz to sex with minors and a murder conspiracy days before the New York Times reported that he was under investigation.
Gaetz holds that he and his father, Don Gaetz, are being extorted by former federal prosecutor David L. McGee and ex-Air Force intelligence official Bob Kent.
McGee and Kent, operating as intermediaries, demanded the Gaetz’s provide them with $25 million dollars to fund an unlawful operation to rescue Robert Levinson, a rogue Jewish CIA agent captured in Iran. Levinson, who vanished in 2007, was presumed dead, but the Israelis believe he is still alive.
The Israeli operative Novak owns the illegal operation in his private exchange with Adams.
“The backstory is this is screwing up my efforts to free Bob Levinson. Gaetz’s dad was secretly finding (sic) us. So I’m very much wanting this to be untrue. I’ve got a commando team leader friend of mine nervously waiting for wire transfers to clear,” Novak wrote.
A March 16th blackmail note provided to the Washington Examiner by Don Gaetz shows Kent offering to secure a Biden administration pardon for Matt if he quickly ponies up the cash.
“I would like to talk with you immediately about the current federal investigation, and the indictment that is about to be filed against your son.
I have a plan that can make his future legal and political problems go away.
Last summer, we located Robert Levinson in Iran and took two proof of life videos, but the U.S. government foiled our rescue attempt. We have one more opportunity to rescue Levinson.” Kent goes on to claim that financing them will make all their problems vanish.
The Gaetz’s took the threats to the FBI.
The elder Gaetz volunteered to wear a wire to the meeting with Kent and McGee in hopes of building a case against them. As Gaetz prepared to transfer a $4.5 million dollar down payment on the bribe to move catch the men in the act, the blackmailers were tipped off by officials inside the Department of Justice who got the New York Times to publish that Gaetz was subject to a federal probe — effectively blowing the entire investigation.
The entire affair as it has unfolded so far shows that these types of schemes didn’t die with Jeffrey Epstein.
Rep. Gaetz continues to deny having sex with a minor, allegedly procured by former Seminole County Jewish tax collector and accused child sex trafficker Joel Greenberg.
Nevertheless, a story published today in the Daily Mail claims that Greenberg is a linchpin in the case against Gaetz and that the congressman’s arrest is “imminent.
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Well, well, well. The $25 million extortion claim is true. The Eric Striker article on Unz.com that reads like a cartoon script appears to be factual. But Gaetz is probably guilty or looks guilty at the same time.
The man accused of trying to extort $25 million from Rep. Matt Gaetz’s family admitted Monday that he asked the congressman’s dad for cash — but denied that it was a shakedown.
Bob Kent, an ex-Air Force intelligence officer, confirmed to Sirius Radio host Michael Smerconish that he approached the Florida Republican’s dad, Don Gaetz, for money last month.
The funds, Kent said, were to pay for an effort to free Robert Levinson, a former FBI agent who disappeared in Iran in 2007, and is believed to be dead. Kent claimed he has video evidence that Levinson is still alive and is being held hostage.
Kent said he met Don Gaetz, a wealthy former Florida politician, at his office on March 17 — and told him his son was having “legal issues” and might want to “generate good will” by helping with the rescue effort.
“I explained that in no way am I trying to extort him and that if he decides not to help us, he’ll never hear from me again,” Kent told Smerconish.
“Matt Gaetz is in need of good publicity, and I’m in need of $25 million to save Robert Levinson,” he added. Bob Kent Kent insisted that his intention wasn’t to blackmail the Gaetz family.
“I never threatened the man — matter of fact, it was the opposite: I told him if he decides not to help us, he’ll never hear from me again,” Kent said, adding, “I can’t help how it sounds.”
Documents obtained by the Washington Examiner, however, showed how Kent allegedly texted Don Gaetz saying he had a plan that could make his son’s “future legal and political problems go away.”
Kent also gave Don a document called “Project Homecoming” that detailed the alleged federal probe against Matt Gaetz and claimed the FBI had photos of the lawmaker in a “sexual orgy with underage prostitutes.”
Matt Gaetz pens defensive op-ed, says DC is like ‘the mafia’
“Our strategy for Congressman Gaetz to mitigate his legal, and political, troubles would be for him, or someone else, to arrange for the funds required to obtain the immediate release of Robert Levinson from captivity in Iran,” the document stated.
Kent said the document was put together by Stephen Alford, a Florida developer who has previously been accused of fraud.
Transfer of the funds, Kent said, would have been all “aboveboard,” with the cash being funneled through David McGee, a former federal prosecutor who has served as the Levinson family’s attorney.
Don Gaetz contacted the FBI about the proposal and the agency is investigating whether it constitutes an extortion attempt against the Gaetz clan, the Washington Post reported last week.
Kent said he has been interviewed by the FBI and is cooperating.
It’s unclear how Kent and his cohorts knew that Matt Gaetz, 38, was under investigation by the Department of Justice.
The New York Times reported last week that the DOJ is looking into whether Gaetz paid a 17-year-old for sex and enticed her to travel, which would violate federal sex trafficking laws.
After the report broke, Gaetz publicly tied the investigation to what he claimed was an extortion attempt against his family by McGee.
The ex-DOJ official said Gaetz’s accusation was bogus, telling the Washington Post: “It’s a blatant attempt to distract from the fact that he’s under investigation for sex trafficking of minors.”
The probe into Gaetz is also said to focus on whether the congressman paid to have sex with several women recruited online.
What an unusual public statement by Fritz Scheller, the attorney who is representing former Seminole County Tax Collector and Matt Gaetz-associate Joel Greenberg. https://youtu.be/CkzV_88yUDk?t=44
The statement is being reported as a signal that Joel Greenberg is likely to become a cooperating witness against the U.S. Congressman from Florida's 1st Congressional District, Matt Gaetz.
That wasn't the entirety of that scene. There's a part in the middle where Scheller was joking to the reporters about trying to deflect the question.
I like this guy. Fritz Scheller. This reminds me of an Arby's TV commercial from years gone by that I wasn't able to find on YouTube. I wanted to post it in some other thread. And it just happens that I am about to go to the nearby Arby's for some takeout. To try the new Crinkle Fries. It's the only Arby's within reasonable driving distance that I know of.
So the commercial went like this. A guy is sitting on his sofa and watching TV. It's a news report. And the guy who is reporting the news starts to report the news, but as he gets into the news, it's obvious that he is hungry and he is "Thinking Arby's." There's a "Thinking Arby's" balloon (like a balloon in a comics strip) that appears onscreen, close to the news reporter's head. He starts moving his mouth like he's ravenous and rubbing his shirt over his stomach and the news that he's reporting is getting jumbled up with him saying "Arby's" and talking about what's on the menu at Arby's. And the guy on the couch smiles and says "I like this (news reporter) guy."
It was the delivery of that last line. An Emmy-level performance.
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