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Postby repulsewarrior » Mon Oct 30, 2017 1:13 am

At the Sept. 20 meeting, Miller said she and Woolsey were in a better position than Flynn to influence decision-makers about Gulen’s alleged role in the coup, according to Alptekin and two other people familiar with the discussion.

Bidding for a lobbying or consulting contract with a foreign company or government is not illegal, and Woolsey and Miller did not win the contract in any event.

But the previously undisclosed meeting shows for the first time that two Trump aides were competing with each other to win the lucrative business deal with Alptekin. The deal with Flynn is now being investigated by special counsel Robert Mueller as part of his wider probe into whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russians who tried to interfere in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

http://cyprus-mail.com/2017/10/27/forme ... sh-cleric/


Erdogan has a lot to fear in America, it is not so easy to silence the press as he has done in Turkey. News like this will plague him in about a year when he runs for election again. It will not stop.
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Postby repulsewarrior » Sun Nov 12, 2017 1:00 am

The Alliance for Shared Values, a group representing Gülen supporters in the US, said: “The US justice system should be commended for not giving in to the Turkish government’s campaign against Mr Gülen, no matter how nefarious a plan the Erdogan regime could concoct nor how much money it could offer people who might entertain such plans.”

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/201 ... leric-plot

“If the facts involving Flynn and his son are true, or even mostly true, it indicates an incredible propensity for outrageously illegal conduct,” said Ryan Goodman, a New York law professor and former Pentagon counsel. “Evidence that Flynn was prepared to act in such an unlawful way could help prove a case against him in other activities as well involving his ties to Russia during the campaign.


...an Islamophobe who will sell himself to the most committed Islamist; this is America, too. But it is not Trump who will clear the swamp, America will.
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Re: ...this is America.

Postby repulsewarrior » Thu Mar 22, 2018 10:23 pm

...sadly, this is America too,

Turkish thuggery has won further respite, it emerged yesterday. The Wall Street Journal reported that federal prosecutors dropped charges against 11 of 15 members of Erdogan’s security team who were accused of involvement in the violence against pro-Kurdish protesters outside the Turkish ambassador's residence in May 2017. According to the WSJ, prosecutors first asked a judge to dismiss charges against four members of Erdogan’s security detail. Then they dropped charges against seven others on Feb. 14, a day before Tillerson’s rendezvous with Erdogan in Ankara.

Read more: http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/origina ... z5AVl1wg29


...the article itself is even more depressing.
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Postby repulsewarrior » Thu May 10, 2018 4:32 am

People beaten by Turkish government security agents in DC last year filed a suit Friday against the Republic of Turkey. The suit, which asks for $310 million in damages, was filed in US District Court in DC and is a rare civil action against a foreign government. It was brought on behalf of five American citizens and claims Turkey and its agents committed assault, battery, conspiracy, and terrorism. One of the plaintiffs is Lucy Usoyan, who suffered brain damage in the attacks.

https://www.washingtonian.com/2018/05/0 ... rds-in-dc/

Friday’s lawsuit relies primarily on the Foreign Sovereignties Immunity Act (FSIA), which defines specific violations of US law for which foreign governments can be sued in US courts. “The FSIA is not meant to be a foil to protect rogue countries or the leadership of any state from being sued in US courts,” says Andreas Akaras, a litigator with Bregman, Berbert, Schwartz & Gilday, the Bethesda firm that is helping bring the case. Steven Perles, who has won judgments and damages against Libya under the FSIA, is part of the legal team.


...four of the original 19 Turkish government security agents still face Criminal charges, two pleading guilty are in jail for a year.

...and another lawsuit is pending.
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Postby repulsewarrior » Fri May 18, 2018 5:54 pm

...it goes deep swampland, "America",

A recent string of disclosures about payments made to bank accounts linked to Michael Cohen and his shell company, Essential Consultants, used to pay off porn star Stormy Daniels, raised a host of new legal questions for the longtime personal lawyer to Donald Trump. Namely, did payments made to Cohen by companies with something to gain from the federal government, like Novartis and AT&T, amount to thinly veiled bribes? Then there was the question: how did this information become public? Was it federal investigators? The Mueller team? Someone related to the Stormy Daniels case?

Turns out it was none of the above, according to a New Yorker report published Wednesday, which reports instead the source of the financial records was someone perhaps indicative of something larger and more worrisome—a whistleblower. The law enforcement source leaked financial reports, called “suspicious-activity reports (SARs),” stored in a government database chronicling Cohen’s financial activity because they were beginning to disappear. The official could no longer find two SARs filed on Cohen; much of what has been reported over the last week is derived from a SARs filed by First Republic Bank, where’s Cohen’s Essential Consultants had an account. The report referenced two previous SARs filed by the bank, which, according to the New Yorker’s source, were now missing from the financial database of suspicious transactions maintained by the Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, or FINCEN.

https://slate.com/news-and-politics/201 ... abase.html



...thank goodness, for America.
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