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Senior White House official Jared Kushner is currently a business partner of Goldman Sachs Group and George Soros | May 03, 2017

Report: Jared Kushner Didn’t Disclose $1 Billion in Loans, Investment Ties to Goldman Sachs, George Soros and Chinese Co. Alibaba

|| Breitbart

President Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner didn’t disclose his part ownership of a real-estate finance startup known as Cadre, according to a Wall Street Journal review of Kushner’s securities and other filings.

The Journal notes that Kushner’s Cadre stake “means the senior White House official is currently a business partner of Goldman Sachs Group and billionaires including George Soros and Peter Thiel.” The Journal also reports that Kushner didn’t disclose a number of loans “totaling at least $1 billion, from more than 20 lenders,” on properties and companies he co-owns; and Kushner “has also provided personal guarantees on more than $300 million of the debt.” An analysis of the debt on these assets “found ties to a broad swath of U.S. and foreign banks, private-equity firms, real-estate companies and government-owned lenders.”

From Jean Eaglesham, Juliet Chung, and Lisa Schwartz reporting in the Wall Street Journal:

[Kushner’s lawyer Jamie] Gorelick said the Cadre stake is described in a revised version of [Kushner’s] financial-disclosure form that will be made public after it has been certified by ethics officials. She said Mr. Kushner has previously discussed his Cadre ownership with the Office of Government Ethics and that Mr. Kushner has “resigned from Cadre’s board, assigned his voting rights, and reduced his ownership share.” A spokesman for the Office of Government Ethics didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.

Mr. Kushner co-founded Cadre in 2014 with his brother Joshua and Ryan Williams, a 29-year-old friend and former employee of Kushner Cos., the family-controlled business that Mr. Kushner ran until recently. Cadre markets properties to prospective investors, who can put their money into specific buildings or into an investment fund run by Cadre, which collects fees on each deal.

To get off the ground, Cadre turned to a Goldman Sachs fund and a number of high-profile investors. Among them were the venture-capital firms of Mr. Thiel, Silicon Valley’s most prominent supporter of Mr. Trump, and Vinod Khosla, a co-founder of Sun Microsystems Inc., according to Cadre’s website. Other backers include Chinese entrepreneur David Yu, co-founder with Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.’s Jack Ma of a Shanghai-based private-equity firm, hedge-fund manager Daniel Och and real-estate magnate Barry Sternlicht, people close to Cadre said.

Cadre also secured a $250 million line of credit from the family office of George Soros, a top Democratic donor whom Mr. Trump criticized during his presidential campaign, the people close to the company said. Mr. Soros’s family office is also an investor in Cadre.”

…Continure reading more @ Breitbart

 

Comey: Why no, we won’t be charging Huma Abedin for forwarding classified emails to Anthony Weiner

|| HotAir

“Say this for the guy: He may be misapplying federal statutes but he’s misapplying them consistently, at least as far as Team Clinton goes. Ed noted earlier that Comey revealed this morning that Huma was forwarding emails to Weiner to print out for Hillary’s perusal. Did Huma realize that was illegal? Nope, says Comey, and that was the key. Somehow the thought didn’t occur to Hillary’s top aide that transmitting sensitive correspondence involving the world’s most powerful diplomat to unauthorized recipients might tickle the boundaries of what federal law permits.

Is Comey right, though, that there’s no crime here so long as Abedin didn’t intend to mishandle classified information? Nope. The statute is clear:

(f) Whoever, being entrusted with or having lawful possession or control of any document, writing, code book, signal book, sketch, photograph, photographic negative, blueprint, plan, map, model, instrument, appliance, note, or information, relating to the national defense, (1) through gross negligence permits the same to be removed from its proper place of custody or delivered to anyone in violation of his trust, or to be lost, stolen, abstracted, or destroyed, or (2) having knowledge that the same has been illegally removed from its proper place of custody or delivered to anyone in violation of its trust, or lost, or stolen, abstracted, or destroyed, and fails to make prompt report of such loss, theft, abstraction, or destruction to his superior officer—

Shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both.

Sending classified info to the private laptop of someone who isn’t authorized to receive it because you can’t be bothered to print it out yourself does sound suspiciously like gross negligence, especially given Weiner’s other computer pastimes and the opportunities they created for foreign blackmail. (Weiner’s participation here makes the negligence “gross” in every sense of the word.) But then, so does setting up your own private “homebrew” email server to conduct official state business. Comey decided last summer that it doesn’t matter what the federal statute actually says; Congress can write whatever laws it wants but when it comes to applying them, prior DOJ practice will guide the FBI in recommending charges, not the text of the law. And DOJ practice requires proof of knowledge or intent, not mere gross negligence, to justify filing charges, never mind that no one as high up as a Secretary of State had ever been credibly accused of violating this particular statute before. If Hillary’s gross negligence wasn’t enough to get her charged, then Huma’s gross negligence isn’t enough either.”

….Continue reading more @ HotAir

 

Paul Ryan’s Spending Bill Forbids Funding for Trump Wall – But Allows Funding for Border Security in Middle East

|| theGatewayPundit

“House Republicans released its $1.1 trillion 1,665 page spending bill that includes an average of approximately 210 words per page — —or about twice as long as the stimulus law (the “American Recovery and Reinvestment Act”) that President Barack Obama signed less than a month after his inauguration in 2009.

Speaker Paul Ryan and GOP leaders inserted language that specifically restricts any and all funding of the Trump border wall.

However Paul Ryan’s bill will provide funding for border security in Jordan and Lebanon.”

…..Continue reading more @ TGP

Kushner Fails to Disclose Business Partnership with George Soros | May 02, 2017

Kushner Failed to Disclose Business Dealings with Globalist George Soros

|| theGatewayPundit

“The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday that Senior White House advisor, Jared Kushner did NOT include information regarding his ownership in a real-estate finance venture, which makes him business partners with the infamous globalist and Obama-puppet master, George Soros.

Also, Via The Daily Caller:

Kushner also failed to disclose loans totaling $1 billion from more than 20 lenders, the Journal reported.

The Real Deal, a New York real estate news site, reported in January that Soros provided Cadre — the company owned by Trump’s senior adviser — with a $250 million line of credit. That appears to confirm Business Insider’s reporting in 2016 that an unnamed, wealthy New York-based family opened up a $250 million line of credit to Cadre. Soros lives in New York.

Kushner’s ownership stake in real-estate startup Cadre makes him business parters with Soros, Peter Thiel and other billionaires, as well as Goldman Sachs, according to the Journal.

Jamie Gorelick, a lawyer for Kushner, told the Journal that the president’s son-in-law discussed his stake in Cadre with the Office of Government Ethics and also “resigned from Cadre’s board, assigned his voting rights, and reduced his ownership share,” the Journal reported, adding that Kushner is expected to make public a new, revised financial disclosure form.”

…Continue reading more @ TGP

 

Report: Jared Kushner Didn’t Disclose Business Dealings With George Soros

|| DailyCaller

“Senior White House adviser Jared Kushner didn’t include his ownership in a real-estate finance company that makes him business partners with George Soros when filing financial disclosure forms, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday.

That Kushner, who is married to Trump’s daughter Ivanka, wasn’t open about his business dealings with Soros — a left-wing billionaire funding activists fiercely opposed to the president’s agenda — is unlikely to go over well with Trump’s base.

Kushner’s ownership stake in real-estate startup Cadre makes him business parters with Soros, Peter Thiel and other billionaires, as well as Goldman Sachs, according to the Journal.

Jamie Gorelick, a lawyer for Kushner, told the Journal that the president’s son-in-law discussed his stake in Cadre with the Office of Government Ethics and also “resigned from Cadre’s board, assigned his voting rights, and reduced his ownership share,” the Journal reported, adding that Kushner is expected to make public a new, revised financial disclosure form.

The White House did not immediately respond to TheDC’s request for comment.

Kushner has taken on increased responsibilities within the Trump White House in recent months, while Steve Bannon, the populist former head of Breitbart News, has seen his role in the West Wing diminished.”

….Continue reading more @ DailyCaller

George Soros’ Connection to Electronic Voting Systems in 16 US States | Oct 2016

Soros-Linked Voting Machines Cause Concern Over Rigged Election and Clinton Ties

– Zerohedge.com  |  Tyler Durden

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“A U.K. based company that has provided voting machines for 16 states, including important battleground states like Florida and Arizona, has direct ties with billionaire leftist and Clinton crusader George Soros.

With recent WikiLeaks emails showing that Hillary Clinton received foreign policy directives and coordinated on domestic policy with Soros, along with receiving tens of millions of dollars in presidential campaign support from the billionaire, concerns are growing that these shadowy players may pull the strings behind the curtains of the upcoming presidential election.

As Lifezette reports, the fact that the man in control of voting machines in 16 states is tied directly to the man who has given millions of dollars to the Clinton campaign and various progressive and globalist causes will surely leave a bad taste in the mouth of many a voter.

The balloting equipment tied to Soros is coming from the U.K. based Smartmatic company, whose chairman Mark Malloch-Brown is a former UN official and sits on the board of Soros’ Open Society Foundation.

According to Lifezette, Malloch-Brown was part of the Soros Advisory Committee on Bosnia and also is a member of the executive committee of the International Crisis Group, an organization he co-founded in the 1990s and built with funds from George Soros’ personal fortune.

In 2007 Soros appointed Malloch-Brown vice-president of his Quantum Funds, vice-chairman of Soros Fund Management, and vice-chairman of the Open Society Institute (former name of OSF).

Browns’ ties also intertwine with the Clintons as he was a partner with Sawyer-Miller, the consulting firm where close Clinton associate Mandy Grunwald worked. Brown also was also a senior advisor to FTI Consulting, a firm at which Jackson Dunn, who spent 15 years working as an aide to the Clintons, is a senior managing director.

When taking that into account, along with the poor track record Smartmatic has of providing free and fair elections, this all becomes quite terrifying.

An astonishing 2006 classified U.S. diplomatic cable obtained and released by WikiLeaks reveals the extent to which Smartmatic may have played a hand in rigging the 2004 Venezuelan recall election under a section titled “A Shadow of Fraud.” The memo stated that “Smartmatic Corporation is a riddle both in ownership and operation, complicated by the fact that its machines have overseen several landslide (and contested) victories by President Hugo Chavez and his supporters.”

….Continue reading  @ Zerohedge

United States Elections and Smartmatic Flowchart

– Web.archive.org

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“Smartmatic acquired Sequoia Voting Systems, a California-based Company that had been automating US Elections for over a century.

By combining Sequoia’s extensive experience in the US market with its own technological, logistical and operational capacity, Smartmatic became one of the top US election technology and services provider.

In less than one year Smartmatic tripled Sequoia’s market share, offering a portfolio that included innovative technology, consulting and top-quality services, plus an unrivaled flexibility to customize its solutions to meet the client’s needs.

In the US, Smartmatic has offered technology and support services to the Electoral Commissions of 307 counties in 16 States.

In 2006, Smartmatic signed what at the moment was the largest election automation contract in US history – Cook County, Illinois.”

….Read more @ Web.archive.org

Soros-Connected Company Has Provided Voting Technology In 16 States

 – Daily Caller

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“Smartmatic, a U.K.-based voting technology company with deep ties to George Soros, has provided voting technology in 16 states including battleground zones like Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Michigan, Nevada, Pennsylvania and Virginia. Other jurisdictions affected are California, District of Columbia, Illinois, Louisiana, Missouri, New Jersey, Oregon, Washington and Wisconsin.

Its website includes a flow-chart that describes how the company has contributed to elections in the U.S. from 2006-2015 with “57,000 voting and counting machines deployed” and “35 million voters assisted.”

After this report’s publication, Smartmatic updated its website to remove the flow chart and declare that “Smartmatic will not be deploying its technology in any U.S. county for the upcoming 2016 U.S. Presidential elections.”

In 2005, Smartmatic bought-out California-based Sequoia Voting Systems and entered the world of U.S. elections.

According to Smartmatic’s website, “In less than one year Smartmatic tripled Sequoia’s market share” and “has offered technology and support services to the Electoral Commissions of 307 counties in 16 States.”

In 2007, Smartmatic announced the sale of Sequoia “given the difficult climate in the United States marketplace, tainted by a non-stop debate against foreign investment, especially in the election technology area.”

Among the “case studies” that Smartmatic lists on its website as examples of its work are Venezuela, where it has been facilitating elections since 2004 when it “won a bid to provide Venezuela with a reliable voting system.”

….Continue reading @ Daily Caller

Voting: Our Sacred Right as Citizens is at Risk | Oct 2016

Voter Fraud: Hillary’s Campaign Director Says its OK for Illegals to Vote | Oct 2016

Project Veritas Part II: “Rigging the Election” Illegal Alien Voter Fraud | Oct 2016

 

 

 

Hacking and The Growing Global Consolidation of Electronic Voting Systems | Aug 2016

FBI detects breaches against two state voter systems  |  Arizona & Illinois

– Yahoo News

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“WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Federal Bureau of Investigation has found breaches in Illinois and Arizona’s voter registration databases and is urging states to increase computer security ahead of the Nov. 8 presidential election, according to a U.S. official familiar with the probe.”

…More @ Reuters.com

Vote Fraud Smoking Gun Banned From CNN, FOX & NBC – Bev Harris on Lou Dobbs

– Youtube  |  Fox Business

…More @ Youtube

Soros-connected Vote-counting Firm Expands in U.S.

– The New American  |  Oct 2013

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“A Spanish vote-tabulation firm with ties to billionaire globalist George Soros is purchasing software to give it greater power over the voting in U.S. elections.

In a press release under a Barcelona and Tampa, Florida dateline, Scytl announced:

…Continue reading @ The New American

 

….More on Scytl from DrudgeReport:

"In a major step towards global centralization of election processes, the world's dominant Internet voting company has purchased the USA's dominant election results reporting company.

When you view your local or state election results on the Internet, on portals which often appear to be owned by the county elections division, in over 525 US jurisdictions you are actually redirected to a private corporate site controlled by SOE software, which operates under the name ClarityElections.com.

The good news is that this firm promptly reports precinct-level detail in downloadable spreadsheet format. As reported by BlackBoxVoting.org in 2008, the bad news is that this centralizes one middleman access point for over 525 jurisdictions in AL, AZ, CA, CO, DC, FL, KY, MI, KS, IL, IN, NC, NM, MN, NY, SC, TX, UT, WA. And growing.

As local election results funnel through SOE’s servers (typically before they reach the public elsewhere), those who run the computer servers for SOE essentially get “first look” at results and the ability to immediately and privately examine vote details throughout the USA.”

...More @ BlackboxVoting.org

 

 

 

Microsoft’s Iowa Vote-Count A Dry Run for Bigger Corporate Role In U.S. Election Process

– Breitbart  |  Feb 2016

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The use of Microsoft’s vote-counting technology in Monday’s Iowa Caucus may foreshadow a future in which corporate technology plays a central role in U.S. elections, raising concerns about the possibility of private firms skewing the democratic process.

volunteer effort.”

….More here @ Breitbart

 

George Soros Now Has an Email Problem | Aug 2016

Soros Groups Get Hacked, Hundreds Of Documents Leaked

– Daily Caller

“Hundreds of internal documents from groups run by prominent billionaire liberal donor George Soro were leaked online Saturday after hackers infiltrated the groups.

The 2,576 files were released by DCLeaks, a website which claims to be “launched by the American hacktivists who respect and appreciate freedom of speech, human rights and government of the people.”

The documents are from multiple departments of Soros’ organizations. Sections represent almost all geographical regions in the world, the President’s Office, and something named SOUK.

There are documents dating from at least 2008 to 2016.”

…Continue reading @ Daily Caller with comments.