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From the Ventura County Star:

Sentencing date set for Santa Paula man accused in Russian election meddling case

Megan Diskin, Ventura County Star Published 11:01 a.m. PT July 12, 2018

Santa Paula resident Richard Pinedo pleaded guilty to identity fraud in an operation that authorities say helped Russian efforts to influence the U.S. presidential election.

Sentencing has been scheduled in October for the Santa Paula man who pleaded guilty to unknowingly helping the Russians meddle in the 2016 presidential election.

Santa Paula, CA is an 80% Hispanic farm town perhaps best known for the David Spade movie Joe Dirt being filmed there.

Richard Pinedo, 28, is expected to be sentenced at 10 a.m. Oct. 1 in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, according to a court order signed July 2 by Judge Dabney L. Friedrich.

Pinedo faces a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison and a $250,000 fine in connection with his February plea, which was part of an agreement with federal prosecutors.

Richard Pinedo is a former sales associate at LA Fitness who has an Associate’s degree from Ventura Junior College in computer science, which he put to use in an identify theft business that earned him “tens of thousands of dollars.”

Putin only employs crack Mission Impossible caliber operatives, evidently.

… The Santa Paula man was swept up in the ongoing investigation led by Special Counsel Robert Mueller. …

Hundreds of pieces of bank account information were used, and Pinedo allegedly collected tens of thousands of dollars through the sale of the accounts. Court documents state that the sales took place from 2014 through November 2017, which coincides with Russia’s larger alleged plot.

Commenter Achilles adds:

This being 2018 there is actually an internet site where customers of Ricky Pinedo’s “auction essistance” fake bank accounts posted reviews of Ricky’s performance for prospective customers to read.

https://www.sitejabber.com/reviews/auctionessistance.com

Ricky actually gets better reviews than his main competitor, openvcc, where reviewers seem justifiably angered that it is a complete scam and that the only positive reviews are probably by the guy selling the fake bank accounts.

Had poor Ricky not found himself in the path of the GET TRUMP steamroller he likely could have continued on for quite some time supplying fake bank accounts to those in need of getting access to PayPal and online auction sites such as illegals or jihadis or cartel runners or people with bank violations that cannot get a bank to open an account for them.

 
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  1. bomag says:

    Reminds me of Atlas Shrugged where the higher-ups kept pushing responsibility down the chain until some lowly clerk was triangulated into taking the fall.

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  2. bomag says:

    Reminds me of an absurdity from Atlas Shrugged where the higher-ups kept pushing responsibility down the chain until some lowly clerk was triangulated into taking the fall.

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  3. Dan Hayes says:

    Steve,

    Something you may wish to develop from the Guardian report with the headline: “Carefully Crafted Indictment of 12 Russian Spies Heaps Pressure on Trump”

    Buried in the article: “It’s timing seems distinctly mischievous.”

    An operational development of the Deep State in action!

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    Of course it's obvious, and it isn't doing anything to help those who are doing it.

    The timing, right after Strozk's testimony, and right before Trump's meeting with Putin, cannot be interpreted as anything but deliberate.

    Rosenstein the Rat is now an obvious tool of the Deep State, if he wasn't already obvious before.

    The pathetic indictments prove once again that there is nothing to the case. "Is that the best they can do?" Apparently so.

    If the FBI looked into Chinese or Israeli operatives they could find hundreds of indictable people, but that's not what this is about.

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  4. He must be the guy responsible for those automatic monthly gym membership charges that are impossible to stop.

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  5. Richard Pinedo is a former sales associate at LA Fitness who has an Associate’s degree from Ventura Junior College in computer science, which he put to use in an identify theft business that earned him “tens of thousands of dollars.” Putin only employs crack Mission Impossible caliber operatives, evidently.

    Richard Pinedo looks a bit like George Papadopoulos.

    Also, his associate’s degree from Ventura Junior College in computer science is likely overburdening him in student debt.

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    • Replies: @Anonymous
    LOL. I was going to make a reference to the Burn After Reading :-)

    Only slightly OT: Apparently, the idea that Russians engineered Brexit vote (making Brexit illegitimate, of course) is gaining popularity with a speed of light. Just when you think that there is, after all, a limit to the Left insanity, they rush in to prove you wrong.
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  6. Ron Unz says:

    Just when I think our MSM and our “Deep State” can’t get any more insane…they prove me wrong!

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    What is it about this story that you consider to be insane?
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  7. Dan Hayes says:

    Steve,

    A Guardian report headlined: “Carefully Crafted Indictment of 12 Russian Spies Heaps Pressure on Trump”.

    Appearing in the report: “Its timing seems distinctly mischievous”. The latter of course is an operational definition of The Deep State in action.

    {Please note this is a version of Comment #3 which I thought had not gone through.}

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  8. JerryC says:

    This guy looks like an iSteve Male of the Year candidate.

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  9. D. K. says:

    “Court documents state that the sales took place from 2014 through November 2017, which coincides with Russia’s larger alleged plot.”

    Donald Trump did not announce his candidacy until June 16, 2015; he was elected on November 8, 2016. Other than that, the nearly four-year period of the defendant’s illegal business activity— which I believe ended just when it did precisely because he was indicted— matches up almost exactly with the diabolical Russian plot to elect Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States.

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  10. Anonym says:

    Wasn’t this guy iSteve MOTY at one time?

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  11. Achilles says:

    Although Pinedo was not directly involved in the registration of these accounts using stolen identities, he willfully and intentionally avoided learning about the use of stolen identities,” the documents state.

    I’ve willfully and intentionally avoided learning quite a few things. Art History class comes to mind. Glad Mueller wasn’t on my case back then!

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  12. vinny says:

    Surely an iSteve Male of the Year candidate?

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  13. @Dan Hayes
    Steve,

    Something you may wish to develop from the Guardian report with the headline: "Carefully Crafted Indictment of 12 Russian Spies Heaps Pressure on Trump"

    Buried in the article: "It's timing seems distinctly mischievous."

    An operational development of the Deep State in action!

    Of course it’s obvious, and it isn’t doing anything to help those who are doing it.

    The timing, right after Strozk’s testimony, and right before Trump’s meeting with Putin, cannot be interpreted as anything but deliberate.

    Rosenstein the Rat is now an obvious tool of the Deep State, if he wasn’t already obvious before.

    The pathetic indictments prove once again that there is nothing to the case. “Is that the best they can do?” Apparently so.

    If the FBI looked into Chinese or Israeli operatives they could find hundreds of indictable people, but that’s not what this is about.

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  14. Anon[382] • Disclaimer says:
    @Ron Unz
    Just when I think our MSM and our "Deep State" can't get any more insane...they prove me wrong!

    What is it about this story that you consider to be insane?

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    • Replies: @ben tillman
    Gee, I don't know -- maybe the fact that it mentions "Russian efforts to influence the U.S. presidential election" and ties them to some stupid grifter.
    , @bomag
    We expect, or used to expect, some proportionality from our leaders.

    Mueller has burned through tens of $millions with a support staff probably in the hundreds to nab small town, casual crooks.
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  15. Patriot says:

    Strange how on the eve of Trump meeting with Putin, the DOJ suddenly discovered the 12 Russians that were spying.

    If I was a crazy conspiracy theorists., I might think that the Deep State was trying to sabotage the meeting.

    But that’s crazy talk. People in Washington never lie. It’s just a random coincidence that after 1 and a half years of investigation, by the CIA, FBI, NSA, Military Intelligence, DOJ, Homeland Security, NPR Radio, and every Democrat and every reporter, and, well gosh, dang near just about everyone, they just found out today about those 12, today.

    Funny how things work.

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    • Replies: @Buzz Mohawk
    Be quiet and drink your Victory Gin. We're at war with Eurasia, don't you know? We have always been at war with Eurasia.

    https://i.pinimg.com/736x/df/49/5b/df495b8a93b3846a59e86dffcd44e7e5.jpg
    , @JohnnyWalker123
    I never understood why anyone ever trusted the intelligence agencies.

    In the run up to the Iraq War, George Bush referenced a document that demonstrated Iraq was attempting to buy nuclear weapons-grade uranium from Africa. The document also supposedly demonstrated Iraq had trained one of the 9/11 terrorist masterminds. It later turned out that the document was forged by the CIA and the Whitehouse.

    Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ron Suskind recorded a very senior-level CIA official admitting that the CIA was involved in the forgery. Phillip Giraldi (a former CIA officer who frequently writes for Unz.com) confirmed this allegation.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8F8S31tBBoM

    CIA agent E. Howard Hunt confessed, on his deathbed, to having been involved in the JFK assassination. He described the roles that he and other CIA officers played in the assassination.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uFAZ8DmcQLg

    Recently declassified documents show that back in the 1960s, the CIA planned to conduct "acts of terrorism" on U.S. cities and military assets. The CIA then planned to blame the terrorist attacks on Cuba, which would've justified an invasion. This plan ("Operation Northwoods") never happened because President Kennedy came out strongly against it.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyA-sCE18hY

    Then there was the 1980 October surprise. During the 1980 presidential election, Governor Ronald Reagan and HW Bush (with the assistance of the CIA) secretly negotiated with Iran to delay the release of the American hostages being held by Iranian militants. Jimmy Carter ended up losing the 1980 election, mostly due to his inability to secure the release of the hostages. Minutes after the newly elected Reagan finished his inaugural address and assumed the presidency, Iran released the hostages back home to America. The Reagan administration (with the assistance of the CIA and Israel) then illegally provided arms to Iran, without informing the public or Congress. Google "Iran-Contra" to learn more.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ruf5CynbPJo

    Remember the 1990 Gulf War with Iraq? President HW Bush (who was the former CIA director) claimed that Iraq was murdering Kuwaiti babies in their incubators. A Kuwaiti girl then testified in front of Congress, claiming that she witnessed Iraqi soldiers killing Kuwaiti babies. It later turned out that no incubator babies were killed at all. It also was later revealed that the Kuwaiti girl (who testified) was the daughter of the Kuwaiti ambassador.

    Following the lie about the incubator babies, public support skyrocketed in favor of a war with Iraq. That laid the foundation for the Gulf War. So basically the entire Gulf War was sold on a lie, just like our 2003 Iraq War. Both Iraq wars started by men with the surname of "Bush." Hmmm..........

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJzQcsSVR7E

    The U.S. NSA (National Security Agency) has a surveillance program that gathered extensive secret intel on many prominent American politicians and officials. According to U.S. govt intelligence agent Russell Tice, the NSA spied on companies, financial institutions, Barack Obama (who was a Senatorial candidate at the time), Supreme Court Justice Alito, General Petraeus, Congressmen, lawyers, and various other prominent individuals. The NSA surveillance program was administed by Vice President Cheney.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6m1XbWOfVk
    , @El Dato
    Don't think about the finding of a 4-month old novichok bottle in the UK, actually killing a homeless civvie, or so we are being told.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54A7W6eEBnw

    GODDAMMIT WIKUS!
    , @Paul Jolliffe
    JW123 has a pretty good list of probable/likely Deep State Operations, but I'd like to add one more: the U-2 shootdown in May of 1960 over the USSR on the eve of the Khrushchev/Eisenhower summit.

    The shootdown and the ensuing flak wrecked the summit (Ike was caught following the "weather reconnaissance stray flight" cover story/lie when Gary Powers turned up alive in Soviet hands).

    Eisenhower believed there was a very good chance the upcoming summit might have ended the Cold War right there and then in 1960, and he hoped to make it his crowning foreign policy achievement.

    Instead, the U-2 incident was a huge embarrassment for him personally and professionally.

    To this day, the precise reason for that flight at that time over that route - not to mention how in the world the Soviets managed to track and shoot down a U-2 at 75,000 feet - has defied easy analysis by mainstream historians, including Michael Beschloss. No one has shown that the potential gains from the flight outweighed the potential risks. This isn't hindsight - Eisenhower was very, very concerned with anything that could derail the planned summit.

    This did.

    (Incidentally, the CIA's codename for this particular U-2 flight was "Operation Grand Slam", which was also the name of "Auric Goldfinger's" nefarious plot - using high flying Honor Blackman - to nuke Fort Knox in the James Bond movie!)


    https://youtu.be/efOL7hF-YDU

    , @Mr. Anon
    Yes, just imagine. GRU agents - russian intelligence officials -were spying! Trying to influence our election! Our own CIA never spies, especially on Russia. And they certainly never influence elections in other countries. That would be wrong.

    Interesting - well, laughable actually - how the DoJ indicted twelve people who are firtually guaranteed never to testify or even show up for a court date. Maybe the DoJ could file a discovery motion demanding to be given access to GRU files. That would be an intelligence coup - we got the Russians to hand over their state secrets because a federal judge ordered them to.
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  16. Dmitry says:

    “Hacking the US election” – allegedly buying some adverts on facebook, writing comments underneath online newspaper articles in the spaces provided freely for writing comments, and using a few instagram accounts to post political memes.

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  17. “If the FBI looked into Chinese or Israeli operatives they could find hundreds of indictable people, but that’s not what this is about.”

    or if they looked into a particular Hungarian

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    • Replies: @Buzz Mohawk
    Yes, "Hungarian."

    In 1956 the real Hungarians overthrew his friends, who were lording over them and making their lives miserable, but their friend Stalin crushed that uprising with tanks and torture.

    , @Prester John
    Chinese? Is-Is-ISRAELIS????

    You mean, you've NOTICED?
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  18. @Patriot
    Strange how on the eve of Trump meeting with Putin, the DOJ suddenly discovered the 12 Russians that were spying.

    If I was a crazy conspiracy theorists., I might think that the Deep State was trying to sabotage the meeting.

    But that's crazy talk. People in Washington never lie. It's just a random coincidence that after 1 and a half years of investigation, by the CIA, FBI, NSA, Military Intelligence, DOJ, Homeland Security, NPR Radio, and every Democrat and every reporter, and, well gosh, dang near just about everyone, they just found out today about those 12, today.

    Funny how things work.

    Be quiet and drink your Victory Gin. We’re at war with Eurasia, don’t you know? We have always been at war with Eurasia.

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  19. @It's All Ball Bearings
    "If the FBI looked into Chinese or Israeli operatives they could find hundreds of indictable people, but that’s not what this is about."

    or if they looked into a particular Hungarian

    Yes, “Hungarian.”

    In 1956 the real Hungarians overthrew his friends, who were lording over them and making their lives miserable, but their friend Stalin crushed that uprising with tanks and torture.

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    In 1956 the real Hungarians overthrew his friends, who were lording over them and making their lives miserable, but their friend Stalin crushed that uprising with tanks and torture.
     
    After he'd been dead for three years? Amazing man that Stalin, torturing people from the grave even!
    , @donut
    Stalin died in 1953 you know . Khrushchev was First Secretary of the Communist party from 1953 to 1964 .
    , @Buzz Mohawk
    Correction: I didn't know the year Stalin died, 1953. Khrushchev khrushed the 1956 Hungarian Uprising.
    , @BB753
    There was no way the mighty NATO would have intervened. But they did crush the poor Serbs 40 years later, for not being "woke" enough in thos day and age. No monoethnic countries under my watch, said that scumbag Wesley Clarck!
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  20. So…

    A single Russian hacker commits identity theft and financial fraud worth “tens of thousands of dollars”. This warrants a federal investigation.

    Millions of Mexican immigrants commit identity theft, each consuming benefits worth “tens of thousands of dollars” per year. They are lauded as heroes by several administrations, spanning the aisle.

    There is only one answer. Accept that identity theft is a job Americans won’t do! The Social Security Cards are rotting in the fields! Up the Russian immigrant quota! It’s who we are!

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    • Replies: @Anon
    The Bush plan was for Social Security to be dismantled and replaced with private plans. So it didn't really matter that illegals were corrupting the system.

    Nowadays we are routinely treated to lectures that claim that the invaders are the only thing keeping "muh pensions" funded. Don't knock this narrative, it worked in France and Germany, and we've seen the public become much more sympathetic to invasion now that the economy is "good" (Is YT's TFR at 3+, if not then the economy is bad)
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  21. @Anon
    What is it about this story that you consider to be insane?

    Gee, I don’t know — maybe the fact that it mentions “Russian efforts to influence the U.S. presidential election” and ties them to some stupid grifter.

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    Zimmerman Telegram all over again...
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  22. istevefan says:

    Are they trying to make this 2018′s version of the Zimmermann Telegram?

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  23. Goatweed says:

    If I, an American, were to comment on an election in the United Kingdom in a UK publication or website, would that constitute “meddling”?

    Would the “meddling” be a crime?

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  24. Achilles says:

    This being 2018 there is actually an internet site where customers of Ricky Pinedo’s “auction essistance” fake bank accounts posted reviews of Ricky’s performance for prospective customers to read.

    https://www.sitejabber.com/reviews/auctionessistance.com

    Ricky actually gets better reviews than his main competitor, openvcc, where reviewers seem justifiably angered that it is a complete scam and that the only positive reviews are probably by the guy selling the fake bank accounts.

    Had poor Ricky not found himself in the path of the GET TRUMP steamroller he likely could have continued on for quite some time supplying fake bank accounts to those in need of getting access to PayPal and online auction sites such as illegals or jihadis or cartel runners or people with bank violations that cannot get a bank to open an account for them.

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    • Replies: @Lot
    "Had poor Ricky not found himself in the path of the GET TRUMP steamroller he likely could have continued on for quite some time supplying fake bank accounts to those in need of getting access to PayPal and online auction sites such as illegals or jihadis or cartel runners or people with bank violations that cannot get a bank to open an account for them."

    Yes. We must learn to live with more crime all around because a third of the FBI is busy tracking all the jihadi immigrants Clinton Bush and Obama admitted.
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  25. Anonymous[270] • Disclaimer says:
    @Clifford Brown

    Richard Pinedo is a former sales associate at LA Fitness who has an Associate’s degree from Ventura Junior College in computer science, which he put to use in an identify theft business that earned him “tens of thousands of dollars.” Putin only employs crack Mission Impossible caliber operatives, evidently.
     
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7kMyom2sHyA

    Richard Pinedo looks a bit like George Papadopoulos.

    Also, his associate’s degree from Ventura Junior College in computer science is likely overburdening him in student debt.

    LOL. I was going to make a reference to the Burn After Reading :-)

    Only slightly OT: Apparently, the idea that Russians engineered Brexit vote (making Brexit illegitimate, of course) is gaining popularity with a speed of light. Just when you think that there is, after all, a limit to the Left insanity, they rush in to prove you wrong.

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  26. Lot says:

    The guy had his own little niche of facilitating foreign cybercriminals setting up paypal accounts with the personal data of random Americans.

    He helped a lot of evil people, and caused many Americans to have to deal with identity theft.

    15 years is not enough for him.

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    Probably, but he shouldn't be used to further the deep state's ends.
    , @bomag
    If this guy is worth prosecuting, it shouldn't have taken the Mueller probe to nab him.

    What was the usual law enforcement mechanism doing?
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  27. Lot says:
    @Achilles
    This being 2018 there is actually an internet site where customers of Ricky Pinedo's "auction essistance" fake bank accounts posted reviews of Ricky's performance for prospective customers to read.

    https://www.sitejabber.com/reviews/auctionessistance.com

    Ricky actually gets better reviews than his main competitor, openvcc, where reviewers seem justifiably angered that it is a complete scam and that the only positive reviews are probably by the guy selling the fake bank accounts.

    Had poor Ricky not found himself in the path of the GET TRUMP steamroller he likely could have continued on for quite some time supplying fake bank accounts to those in need of getting access to PayPal and online auction sites such as illegals or jihadis or cartel runners or people with bank violations that cannot get a bank to open an account for them.

    “Had poor Ricky not found himself in the path of the GET TRUMP steamroller he likely could have continued on for quite some time supplying fake bank accounts to those in need of getting access to PayPal and online auction sites such as illegals or jihadis or cartel runners or people with bank violations that cannot get a bank to open an account for them.”

    Yes. We must learn to live with more crime all around because a third of the FBI is busy tracking all the jihadi immigrants Clinton Bush and Obama admitted.

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    Yes. We must learn to live with more crime all around because a third of the FBI is busy tracking all the jihadi immigrants Clinton Bush and Obama admitted.
     
    Not just tracking them, but setting them up in phony bomb plots, so that they can be sent to federal prison for the rest of their lives (at our expense). It's quite the little racket.
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  28. They can’t bundle this guy off to a secret prison fast enough, like that guy whose video caused the murderous riots at the Benghazi embassy.

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    like that guy whose video caused the murderous riots at the Benghazi embassy.
     
    Totally well-organized riots planned long in advance, where semi-pro teams move in under cover of irate muslims. Triggered by some video no-one in Benghazi gives a fuck about.

    These Arabs are cunning.
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  29. AndrewR says:
    @Lot
    The guy had his own little niche of facilitating foreign cybercriminals setting up paypal accounts with the personal data of random Americans.

    He helped a lot of evil people, and caused many Americans to have to deal with identity theft.

    15 years is not enough for him.

    Probably, but he shouldn’t be used to further the deep state’s ends.

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  31. The Congressman tears into Strzok.

    Someone tells him that he needs his medication.

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    The Congressman tears into Strzok.

    Someone tells him that he needs his medication
     
    That black Congresswoman is Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ, Trenton).

    Watson Coleman's two sons, William Carter-Watson and Jared C. Coleman, were sentenced to seven years in jail after holding up the Kids-R-Us store at Mercer Mall with a rifle as it was about to close on March 12, 2001. Watson-Coleman refuses to discuss the incident.[21] Watson Coleman has also introduced legislation to restrict the ownership of weapons such as the ones used by her sons during their crime.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bonnie_Watson_Coleman
     
    , @El Dato
    Strzok is totally Alex from Kubrick's "Clockwork Orange".
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  32. JL says:
    @Buzz Mohawk
    Yes, "Hungarian."

    In 1956 the real Hungarians overthrew his friends, who were lording over them and making their lives miserable, but their friend Stalin crushed that uprising with tanks and torture.

    In 1956 the real Hungarians overthrew his friends, who were lording over them and making their lives miserable, but their friend Stalin crushed that uprising with tanks and torture.

    After he’d been dead for three years? Amazing man that Stalin, torturing people from the grave even!

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    CORRECTION: Hungary was crushed by Stalin's successor, Churchill.
    , @Buzz Mohawk
    Oops! Sorry. Let's call it the Soviet army.
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  33. Anon[395] • Disclaimer says:
    @ben tillman
    Gee, I don't know -- maybe the fact that it mentions "Russian efforts to influence the U.S. presidential election" and ties them to some stupid grifter.

    Zimmerman Telegram all over again…

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    What's the parallel to the Zimmerman telegram?
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  34. @Patriot
    Strange how on the eve of Trump meeting with Putin, the DOJ suddenly discovered the 12 Russians that were spying.

    If I was a crazy conspiracy theorists., I might think that the Deep State was trying to sabotage the meeting.

    But that's crazy talk. People in Washington never lie. It's just a random coincidence that after 1 and a half years of investigation, by the CIA, FBI, NSA, Military Intelligence, DOJ, Homeland Security, NPR Radio, and every Democrat and every reporter, and, well gosh, dang near just about everyone, they just found out today about those 12, today.

    Funny how things work.

    I never understood why anyone ever trusted the intelligence agencies.

    In the run up to the Iraq War, George Bush referenced a document that demonstrated Iraq was attempting to buy nuclear weapons-grade uranium from Africa. The document also supposedly demonstrated Iraq had trained one of the 9/11 terrorist masterminds. It later turned out that the document was forged by the CIA and the Whitehouse.

    Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ron Suskind recorded a very senior-level CIA official admitting that the CIA was involved in the forgery. Phillip Giraldi (a former CIA officer who frequently writes for Unz.com) confirmed this allegation.

    CIA agent E. Howard Hunt confessed, on his deathbed, to having been involved in the JFK assassination. He described the roles that he and other CIA officers played in the assassination.

    Recently declassified documents show that back in the 1960s, the CIA planned to conduct “acts of terrorism” on U.S. cities and military assets. The CIA then planned to blame the terrorist attacks on Cuba, which would’ve justified an invasion. This plan (“Operation Northwoods”) never happened because President Kennedy came out strongly against it.

    Then there was the 1980 October surprise. During the 1980 presidential election, Governor Ronald Reagan and HW Bush (with the assistance of the CIA) secretly negotiated with Iran to delay the release of the American hostages being held by Iranian militants. Jimmy Carter ended up losing the 1980 election, mostly due to his inability to secure the release of the hostages. Minutes after the newly elected Reagan finished his inaugural address and assumed the presidency, Iran released the hostages back home to America. The Reagan administration (with the assistance of the CIA and Israel) then illegally provided arms to Iran, without informing the public or Congress. Google “Iran-Contra” to learn more.

    Remember the 1990 Gulf War with Iraq? President HW Bush (who was the former CIA director) claimed that Iraq was murdering Kuwaiti babies in their incubators. A Kuwaiti girl then testified in front of Congress, claiming that she witnessed Iraqi soldiers killing Kuwaiti babies. It later turned out that no incubator babies were killed at all. It also was later revealed that the Kuwaiti girl (who testified) was the daughter of the Kuwaiti ambassador.

    Following the lie about the incubator babies, public support skyrocketed in favor of a war with Iraq. That laid the foundation for the Gulf War. So basically the entire Gulf War was sold on a lie, just like our 2003 Iraq War. Both Iraq wars started by men with the surname of “Bush.” Hmmm……….

    The U.S. NSA (National Security Agency) has a surveillance program that gathered extensive secret intel on many prominent American politicians and officials. According to U.S. govt intelligence agent Russell Tice, the NSA spied on companies, financial institutions, Barack Obama (who was a Senatorial candidate at the time), Supreme Court Justice Alito, General Petraeus, Congressmen, lawyers, and various other prominent individuals. The NSA surveillance program was administed by Vice President Cheney.

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    I always wondered who were the people E.Howard Hunt named as being in the JFK assassination?
    , @BB753
    It's a relief that the CIA is run by idiots like Comey or Strzok or we'd be seriously effed up!
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  35. Anon[395] • Disclaimer says:
    @Igor Hernandez de Ronald McDonald
    So...

    A single Russian hacker commits identity theft and financial fraud worth "tens of thousands of dollars". This warrants a federal investigation.

    Millions of Mexican immigrants commit identity theft, each consuming benefits worth "tens of thousands of dollars" per year. They are lauded as heroes by several administrations, spanning the aisle.

    There is only one answer. Accept that identity theft is a job Americans won't do! The Social Security Cards are rotting in the fields! Up the Russian immigrant quota! It's who we are!

    The Bush plan was for Social Security to be dismantled and replaced with private plans. So it didn’t really matter that illegals were corrupting the system.

    Nowadays we are routinely treated to lectures that claim that the invaders are the only thing keeping “muh pensions” funded. Don’t knock this narrative, it worked in France and Germany, and we’ve seen the public become much more sympathetic to invasion now that the economy is “good” (Is YT’s TFR at 3+, if not then the economy is bad)

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  36. donut says:
    @Buzz Mohawk
    Yes, "Hungarian."

    In 1956 the real Hungarians overthrew his friends, who were lording over them and making their lives miserable, but their friend Stalin crushed that uprising with tanks and torture.

    Stalin died in 1953 you know . Khrushchev was First Secretary of the Communist party from 1953 to 1964 .

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    Thanks. Sorry about that. Soviet army.
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  37. George says:

    “gets better reviews than his main competitor, openvcc, where reviewers seem justifiably angered that it is a complete scam”

    An actual fraud goes unpunished and investigsted but Ricky gets a federal investigation. Is Ricky providing a useful service to the economy, allowing (illegal) immgrant entrepreneurs to cash checks and accept CC payments? How are Pineda’s customers going to be serviced? How will America’s future landscapers get access to the bottom rung of the financial system?

    I say Free Ricky.

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  38. Pericles says:
    @JL

    In 1956 the real Hungarians overthrew his friends, who were lording over them and making their lives miserable, but their friend Stalin crushed that uprising with tanks and torture.
     
    After he'd been dead for three years? Amazing man that Stalin, torturing people from the grave even!

    CORRECTION: Hungary was crushed by Stalin’s successor, Churchill.

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  40. anonymous[347] • Disclaimer says:

    Low level munchkins get caught up in this as fall guys for the supposed ‘Russian connection’ fabrication. Shows how the purveyors of this narrative have little hesitation in destroying people if it furthers their fairy tale.

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  41. El Dato says:
    @james wilson
    They can't bundle this guy off to a secret prison fast enough, like that guy whose video caused the murderous riots at the Benghazi embassy.

    like that guy whose video caused the murderous riots at the Benghazi embassy.

    Totally well-organized riots planned long in advance, where semi-pro teams move in under cover of irate muslims. Triggered by some video no-one in Benghazi gives a fuck about.

    These Arabs are cunning.

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  42. El Dato says:
    @Patriot
    Strange how on the eve of Trump meeting with Putin, the DOJ suddenly discovered the 12 Russians that were spying.

    If I was a crazy conspiracy theorists., I might think that the Deep State was trying to sabotage the meeting.

    But that's crazy talk. People in Washington never lie. It's just a random coincidence that after 1 and a half years of investigation, by the CIA, FBI, NSA, Military Intelligence, DOJ, Homeland Security, NPR Radio, and every Democrat and every reporter, and, well gosh, dang near just about everyone, they just found out today about those 12, today.

    Funny how things work.

    Don’t think about the finding of a 4-month old novichok bottle in the UK, actually killing a homeless civvie, or so we are being told.

    GODDAMMIT WIKUS!

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  43. My best Dr Evil voice…..”tens of thosands of dollars!!”

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  44. The political power of Democratic Party DEEP STATE!!!! insiders is a direct consequence of the massive size of the nonwhite Democratic Party Voting Bloc…which is a direct consequence of the passage of the 1965 Immigration Reform Act…Reagan amnesties…Reagan-Bush Family appointed Federal Judges.

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  45. slumber_j says:

    Fun fact that I didn’t know until an acquaintance’s very sad suicide precipitated it: David Spade was the late Kate Spade’s brother-in-law.

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  46. bomag says:
    @Anon
    What is it about this story that you consider to be insane?

    We expect, or used to expect, some proportionality from our leaders.

    Mueller has burned through tens of $millions with a support staff probably in the hundreds to nab small town, casual crooks.

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  47. Rob McX says:

    Richard Pinedo is a former sales associate at LA Fitness who has an Associate’s degree from Ventura Junior College in computer science…

    Actually, that institution denies he is a “graduate or certificate recipient”. What kind of operative falsely claims Ventura Junior College as his alma mater?

    The account of his business activities is hilarious. His web pages feature glowing testimonials about his services from fictitious people with fake photos representing companies that don’t exist. I particularly like this:

    One of the testimonial images matches the first result for the Google search “dummy image for testimonial.”

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    I salute Ricky Pinedo, Free Market Hero:

    Go ahead make fun of the little guy, but isn't it the responsibility of fancy types like the Fed, Treasury, Secret Service, fill in the blank department to figure this stuff out?

    "That indictment alleges that the defendants used social security numbers and dates of birth belonging to real U.S. citizens without those people knowing, to open accounts on PayPal, an online payments system. The public court documents against the Russians and Pinedo do not reference each other, but the website for Pinedo’s Auction Essistance said it helps people open PayPal accounts."

    Mr Pinedo was entrapped by Fed Gov:

    In order to facilitate illegal aliens working in the US and paying payroll tax Fed gov makes no attempt to investigate when SS numbers are used in incompatible ways. So someone in a hospice in one state is working as a landscaper in another. It is impossible for you to check your own SS records easily. So I say Mr Pinedo was entrapped by the US gov which was creating and encouraging this activity.

    Mr Pinedo is doing the Federal Reserve and Treasury's job.

    I know some really down on their luck types that because of screwed up divorces and other stuff can't have normal banking. That means no CC. That means stuff like paying tolls electronically and selling/buying cheap stuff on eBay impossible for them. So Mr Pinedo might be helping actual Americans deserted by Fed Gov. There was a time the Fed Gov actually made free check clearing a priority. How is it that sending a bit of paper with magnetic lettering is free but a CC is not?

    Do the Mueller 12 even exist?

    BTW, are there any pictures of the 12 Russian super spies? Do they even exist? How do they know the identity of Russian Super Spies? Maybe the Russian Super Spies are using other Russians' identities. Oh wait, I bet the Tsarist Dept of the Interior makes it impossible to buy a Russian identity on the internet, so those names must be those of real Russian Super Spies.
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  48. Our Man In Ventura.

    If the media and Democratic leadership know their own base, then they’ll know rural Ventura County, California is just as believable as any other spot on the map. If someone doesn’t know where Russia is, or the United States, or anywhere, then why would it strike them as odd that the Russian GRU has a guy there?

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    Why in the world would anyone need to take a few geography courses in college? Or high school? Looks like the kid probably had a good geography teacher and parents who made sure he knew these things. Any wonder obama was elected twice. Geography requirements biting the dust for more important things like postmodern queer theory. Some 'geographers' are feminist queer theory 'experts'. Sad. Lunatics running the asylum
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  49. @It's All Ball Bearings
    "If the FBI looked into Chinese or Israeli operatives they could find hundreds of indictable people, but that’s not what this is about."

    or if they looked into a particular Hungarian

    Chinese? Is-Is-ISRAELIS????

    You mean, you’ve NOTICED?

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  50. @JL

    In 1956 the real Hungarians overthrew his friends, who were lording over them and making their lives miserable, but their friend Stalin crushed that uprising with tanks and torture.
     
    After he'd been dead for three years? Amazing man that Stalin, torturing people from the grave even!

    Oops! Sorry. Let’s call it the Soviet army.

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  51. @donut
    Stalin died in 1953 you know . Khrushchev was First Secretary of the Communist party from 1953 to 1964 .

    Thanks. Sorry about that. Soviet army.

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  52. Anonymous[266] • Disclaimer says:
    @JohnnyWalker123
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CIU8JTX6FCk

    The Congressman tears into Strzok.

    Someone tells him that he needs his medication.

    The Congressman tears into Strzok.

    Someone tells him that he needs his medication

    That black Congresswoman is Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ, Trenton).

    Watson Coleman’s two sons, William Carter-Watson and Jared C. Coleman, were sentenced to seven years in jail after holding up the Kids-R-Us store at Mercer Mall with a rifle as it was about to close on March 12, 2001. Watson-Coleman refuses to discuss the incident.[21] Watson Coleman has also introduced legislation to restrict the ownership of weapons such as the ones used by her sons during their crime.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bonnie_Watson_Coleman

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  53. @Buzz Mohawk
    Yes, "Hungarian."

    In 1956 the real Hungarians overthrew his friends, who were lording over them and making their lives miserable, but their friend Stalin crushed that uprising with tanks and torture.

    Correction: I didn’t know the year Stalin died, 1953. Khrushchev khrushed the 1956 Hungarian Uprising.

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    Nikita, as an hardworking commissar, was very much into keeping the strategic borderlands intact. Hope and Change was Nyet.
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  54. bomag says:
    @Lot
    The guy had his own little niche of facilitating foreign cybercriminals setting up paypal accounts with the personal data of random Americans.

    He helped a lot of evil people, and caused many Americans to have to deal with identity theft.

    15 years is not enough for him.

    If this guy is worth prosecuting, it shouldn’t have taken the Mueller probe to nab him.

    What was the usual law enforcement mechanism doing?

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  55. We know Mueller has something big planned for the mid-terms, but this ain’t it.

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  56. Anon[258] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anon
    Zimmerman Telegram all over again...

    What’s the parallel to the Zimmerman telegram?

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  57. George says:
    @Rob McX

    Richard Pinedo is a former sales associate at LA Fitness who has an Associate’s degree from Ventura Junior College in computer science...
     
    Actually, that institution denies he is a "graduate or certificate recipient". What kind of operative falsely claims Ventura Junior College as his alma mater?

    The account of his business activities is hilarious. His web pages feature glowing testimonials about his services from fictitious people with fake photos representing companies that don't exist. I particularly like this:


    One of the testimonial images matches the first result for the Google search “dummy image for testimonial.”
     

    I salute Ricky Pinedo, Free Market Hero:

    Go ahead make fun of the little guy, but isn’t it the responsibility of fancy types like the Fed, Treasury, Secret Service, fill in the blank department to figure this stuff out?

    “That indictment alleges that the defendants used social security numbers and dates of birth belonging to real U.S. citizens without those people knowing, to open accounts on PayPal, an online payments system. The public court documents against the Russians and Pinedo do not reference each other, but the website for Pinedo’s Auction Essistance said it helps people open PayPal accounts.”

    Mr Pinedo was entrapped by Fed Gov:

    In order to facilitate illegal aliens working in the US and paying payroll tax Fed gov makes no attempt to investigate when SS numbers are used in incompatible ways. So someone in a hospice in one state is working as a landscaper in another. It is impossible for you to check your own SS records easily. So I say Mr Pinedo was entrapped by the US gov which was creating and encouraging this activity.

    Mr Pinedo is doing the Federal Reserve and Treasury’s job.

    I know some really down on their luck types that because of screwed up divorces and other stuff can’t have normal banking. That means no CC. That means stuff like paying tolls electronically and selling/buying cheap stuff on eBay impossible for them. So Mr Pinedo might be helping actual Americans deserted by Fed Gov. There was a time the Fed Gov actually made free check clearing a priority. How is it that sending a bit of paper with magnetic lettering is free but a CC is not?

    Do the Mueller 12 even exist?

    BTW, are there any pictures of the 12 Russian super spies? Do they even exist? How do they know the identity of Russian Super Spies? Maybe the Russian Super Spies are using other Russians’ identities. Oh wait, I bet the Tsarist Dept of the Interior makes it impossible to buy a Russian identity on the internet, so those names must be those of real Russian Super Spies.

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  58. El Dato says:
    @Buzz Mohawk
    Correction: I didn't know the year Stalin died, 1953. Khrushchev khrushed the 1956 Hungarian Uprising.

    Nikita, as an hardworking commissar, was very much into keeping the strategic borderlands intact. Hope and Change was Nyet.

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  59. @Patriot
    Strange how on the eve of Trump meeting with Putin, the DOJ suddenly discovered the 12 Russians that were spying.

    If I was a crazy conspiracy theorists., I might think that the Deep State was trying to sabotage the meeting.

    But that's crazy talk. People in Washington never lie. It's just a random coincidence that after 1 and a half years of investigation, by the CIA, FBI, NSA, Military Intelligence, DOJ, Homeland Security, NPR Radio, and every Democrat and every reporter, and, well gosh, dang near just about everyone, they just found out today about those 12, today.

    Funny how things work.

    JW123 has a pretty good list of probable/likely Deep State Operations, but I’d like to add one more: the U-2 shootdown in May of 1960 over the USSR on the eve of the Khrushchev/Eisenhower summit.

    The shootdown and the ensuing flak wrecked the summit (Ike was caught following the “weather reconnaissance stray flight” cover story/lie when Gary Powers turned up alive in Soviet hands).

    Eisenhower believed there was a very good chance the upcoming summit might have ended the Cold War right there and then in 1960, and he hoped to make it his crowning foreign policy achievement.

    Instead, the U-2 incident was a huge embarrassment for him personally and professionally.

    To this day, the precise reason for that flight at that time over that route – not to mention how in the world the Soviets managed to track and shoot down a U-2 at 75,000 feet – has defied easy analysis by mainstream historians, including Michael Beschloss. No one has shown that the potential gains from the flight outweighed the potential risks. This isn’t hindsight – Eisenhower was very, very concerned with anything that could derail the planned summit.

    This did.

    (Incidentally, the CIA’s codename for this particular U-2 flight was “Operation Grand Slam“, which was also the name of “Auric Goldfinger’s” nefarious plot – using high flying Honor Blackman – to nuke Fort Knox in the James Bond movie!)

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  60. Anonymous[157] • Disclaimer says:
    @D. K.
    “Court documents state that the sales took place from 2014 through November 2017, which coincides with Russia’s larger alleged plot.”

    Donald Trump did not announce his candidacy until June 16, 2015; he was elected on November 8, 2016. Other than that, the nearly four-year period of the defendant’s illegal business activity— which I believe ended just when it did precisely because he was indicted— matches up almost exactly with the diabolical Russian plot to elect Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States.

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    The e-mails that Candidate Trump famously asked Russia to help find were the missing ones that had been on Hillary Rodham Clinton's infamously private server, but erased by her staff as "personal." That server's hard drive had been notoriously erased and "bleached" by her staff, long before Trump's publicly facetious request to the Russians had been made; by the latter point in time, the server itself no longer existed on line, as such, since it long since had been turned over to the F.B.I. crime lab. Since the DNC e-mails that actually were leaked by Wikileaks, et al., during the 2016 presidential campaign, came from an insider who had legitimate access to them, as has been repeatedly attested to by Julian Assange and others, whether those e-mails also were subject to any hacks, from Russia or elsewhere, is utterly beside the point, in terms of their influencing the 2016 presidential election.
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  61. El Dato says:
    @JohnnyWalker123
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CIU8JTX6FCk

    The Congressman tears into Strzok.

    Someone tells him that he needs his medication.

    Strzok is totally Alex from Kubrick’s “Clockwork Orange”.

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    Malcomb McDowell? He does look a little like Alex.
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  62. BB753 says:
    @Buzz Mohawk
    Yes, "Hungarian."

    In 1956 the real Hungarians overthrew his friends, who were lording over them and making their lives miserable, but their friend Stalin crushed that uprising with tanks and torture.

    There was no way the mighty NATO would have intervened. But they did crush the poor Serbs 40 years later, for not being “woke” enough in thos day and age. No monoethnic countries under my watch, said that scumbag Wesley Clarck!

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  63. Mr. Anon says:
    @Patriot
    Strange how on the eve of Trump meeting with Putin, the DOJ suddenly discovered the 12 Russians that were spying.

    If I was a crazy conspiracy theorists., I might think that the Deep State was trying to sabotage the meeting.

    But that's crazy talk. People in Washington never lie. It's just a random coincidence that after 1 and a half years of investigation, by the CIA, FBI, NSA, Military Intelligence, DOJ, Homeland Security, NPR Radio, and every Democrat and every reporter, and, well gosh, dang near just about everyone, they just found out today about those 12, today.

    Funny how things work.

    Yes, just imagine. GRU agents – russian intelligence officials -were spying! Trying to influence our election! Our own CIA never spies, especially on Russia. And they certainly never influence elections in other countries. That would be wrong.

    Interesting – well, laughable actually – how the DoJ indicted twelve people who are firtually guaranteed never to testify or even show up for a court date. Maybe the DoJ could file a discovery motion demanding to be given access to GRU files. That would be an intelligence coup – we got the Russians to hand over their state secrets because a federal judge ordered them to.

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  64. Mr. Anon says:
    @Lot
    "Had poor Ricky not found himself in the path of the GET TRUMP steamroller he likely could have continued on for quite some time supplying fake bank accounts to those in need of getting access to PayPal and online auction sites such as illegals or jihadis or cartel runners or people with bank violations that cannot get a bank to open an account for them."

    Yes. We must learn to live with more crime all around because a third of the FBI is busy tracking all the jihadi immigrants Clinton Bush and Obama admitted.

    Yes. We must learn to live with more crime all around because a third of the FBI is busy tracking all the jihadi immigrants Clinton Bush and Obama admitted.

    Not just tracking them, but setting them up in phony bomb plots, so that they can be sent to federal prison for the rest of their lives (at our expense). It’s quite the little racket.

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    Yes, there are thousands if Muslim immigrants that the FBI is currently watching. I assume that each FBI agent is assigned no more than 10 Muslims to watch, wiretap, manipulate, etc.
    Hence there are hundreds, it not thousands of FBI and other law officers and secretaries and computer guys, and accounts and translators involved. It costs about 1/2 million Dollars to train each agent, and each will receive over 1 million in retirement and health benefits.
    The total cost to our Nation is staggering.

    And why? What is the benefit to America from importing these people with their primative and incompatible religion, and hatred of Western, Christian civilization? All it can do is cause internal conflict.

    But, of course, that is EXACTLY why our government brought them here.
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  65. Patriot says:
    @Mr. Anon

    Yes. We must learn to live with more crime all around because a third of the FBI is busy tracking all the jihadi immigrants Clinton Bush and Obama admitted.
     
    Not just tracking them, but setting them up in phony bomb plots, so that they can be sent to federal prison for the rest of their lives (at our expense). It's quite the little racket.

    Yes, there are thousands if Muslim immigrants that the FBI is currently watching. I assume that each FBI agent is assigned no more than 10 Muslims to watch, wiretap, manipulate, etc.
    Hence there are hundreds, it not thousands of FBI and other law officers and secretaries and computer guys, and accounts and translators involved. It costs about 1/2 million Dollars to train each agent, and each will receive over 1 million in retirement and health benefits.
    The total cost to our Nation is staggering.

    And why? What is the benefit to America from importing these people with their primative and incompatible religion, and hatred of Western, Christian civilization? All it can do is cause internal conflict.

    But, of course, that is EXACTLY why our government brought them here.

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    And why? What is the benefit to America from importing these people with their primative and incompatible religion, and hatred of Western, Christian civilization? All it can do is cause internal conflict.

    But, of course, that is EXACTLY why our government brought them here.
     
    Agree. One might reasonably conclude that it was the point of the whole exercise.

    The FBI has always been a racket.
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  66. @Cagey Beast
    Our Man In Ventura.

    If the media and Democratic leadership know their own base, then they'll know rural Ventura County, California is just as believable as any other spot on the map. If someone doesn't know where Russia is, or the United States, or anywhere, then why would it strike them as odd that the Russian GRU has a guy there?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRh1zXFKC_o

    Why in the world would anyone need to take a few geography courses in college? Or high school? Looks like the kid probably had a good geography teacher and parents who made sure he knew these things. Any wonder obama was elected twice. Geography requirements biting the dust for more important things like postmodern queer theory. Some ‘geographers’ are feminist queer theory ‘experts’. Sad. Lunatics running the asylum

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  67. prusmc says: • Website
    @JohnnyWalker123
    I never understood why anyone ever trusted the intelligence agencies.

    In the run up to the Iraq War, George Bush referenced a document that demonstrated Iraq was attempting to buy nuclear weapons-grade uranium from Africa. The document also supposedly demonstrated Iraq had trained one of the 9/11 terrorist masterminds. It later turned out that the document was forged by the CIA and the Whitehouse.

    Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ron Suskind recorded a very senior-level CIA official admitting that the CIA was involved in the forgery. Phillip Giraldi (a former CIA officer who frequently writes for Unz.com) confirmed this allegation.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8F8S31tBBoM

    CIA agent E. Howard Hunt confessed, on his deathbed, to having been involved in the JFK assassination. He described the roles that he and other CIA officers played in the assassination.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uFAZ8DmcQLg

    Recently declassified documents show that back in the 1960s, the CIA planned to conduct "acts of terrorism" on U.S. cities and military assets. The CIA then planned to blame the terrorist attacks on Cuba, which would've justified an invasion. This plan ("Operation Northwoods") never happened because President Kennedy came out strongly against it.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyA-sCE18hY

    Then there was the 1980 October surprise. During the 1980 presidential election, Governor Ronald Reagan and HW Bush (with the assistance of the CIA) secretly negotiated with Iran to delay the release of the American hostages being held by Iranian militants. Jimmy Carter ended up losing the 1980 election, mostly due to his inability to secure the release of the hostages. Minutes after the newly elected Reagan finished his inaugural address and assumed the presidency, Iran released the hostages back home to America. The Reagan administration (with the assistance of the CIA and Israel) then illegally provided arms to Iran, without informing the public or Congress. Google "Iran-Contra" to learn more.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ruf5CynbPJo

    Remember the 1990 Gulf War with Iraq? President HW Bush (who was the former CIA director) claimed that Iraq was murdering Kuwaiti babies in their incubators. A Kuwaiti girl then testified in front of Congress, claiming that she witnessed Iraqi soldiers killing Kuwaiti babies. It later turned out that no incubator babies were killed at all. It also was later revealed that the Kuwaiti girl (who testified) was the daughter of the Kuwaiti ambassador.

    Following the lie about the incubator babies, public support skyrocketed in favor of a war with Iraq. That laid the foundation for the Gulf War. So basically the entire Gulf War was sold on a lie, just like our 2003 Iraq War. Both Iraq wars started by men with the surname of "Bush." Hmmm..........

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJzQcsSVR7E

    The U.S. NSA (National Security Agency) has a surveillance program that gathered extensive secret intel on many prominent American politicians and officials. According to U.S. govt intelligence agent Russell Tice, the NSA spied on companies, financial institutions, Barack Obama (who was a Senatorial candidate at the time), Supreme Court Justice Alito, General Petraeus, Congressmen, lawyers, and various other prominent individuals. The NSA surveillance program was administed by Vice President Cheney.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6m1XbWOfVk

    I always wondered who were the people E.Howard Hunt named as being in the JFK assassination?

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    In notes and conversations with his son Saint John, and in an audiotape he created in 2004 to be played after his death, Hunt described being invited into the "big event" at a Miami safehouse in 1963. Others named in the plot:

    Frank Sturgis, an anti-Castro paramilitary closely associated with Hunt. Sturgis was one of the Watergate burglars.
    David Morales, Chief of Operations at the CIA's JMWAVE station in Miami. Morales himself told a few close associates of his involvement.
    David Phillips, CIA propaganda specialist and later Chief of Western Hemisphere Division. Phillips was assigned to Mexico City during the mysterious trip of Lee Harvey Oswald, or someone using his name, to that city in the fall of 1963.
    Antonio Veciana, Cuban exile leader of Alpha 66. Veciana told the HSCA that a "Maurice Bishop," thought by many to be Phillips, pointed out Lee Harvey Oswald to him.
    William Harvey, a CIA officer who ran the ZR/RIFLE "executive action" program. Harvey fell out of favor with the Kennedys when he sent sabotage teams into Cuba during the 1962 Missile Crisis.
    Cord Meyer, a high-level CIA officer whose ex-wife Mary Meyer was having an affair with JFK.
    French Gunman Grassy Knoll. Hunt's chart included an unnamed French hit man on the infamous grassy knoll.
    Lyndon Johnson, Vice-President.
     
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  68. @El Dato
    Strzok is totally Alex from Kubrick's "Clockwork Orange".

    Malcomb McDowell? He does look a little like Alex.

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  69. Mr. Anon says:
    @Patriot
    Yes, there are thousands if Muslim immigrants that the FBI is currently watching. I assume that each FBI agent is assigned no more than 10 Muslims to watch, wiretap, manipulate, etc.
    Hence there are hundreds, it not thousands of FBI and other law officers and secretaries and computer guys, and accounts and translators involved. It costs about 1/2 million Dollars to train each agent, and each will receive over 1 million in retirement and health benefits.
    The total cost to our Nation is staggering.

    And why? What is the benefit to America from importing these people with their primative and incompatible religion, and hatred of Western, Christian civilization? All it can do is cause internal conflict.

    But, of course, that is EXACTLY why our government brought them here.

    And why? What is the benefit to America from importing these people with their primative and incompatible religion, and hatred of Western, Christian civilization? All it can do is cause internal conflict.

    But, of course, that is EXACTLY why our government brought them here.

    Agree. One might reasonably conclude that it was the point of the whole exercise.

    The FBI has always been a racket.

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  70. BB753 says:
    @JohnnyWalker123
    I never understood why anyone ever trusted the intelligence agencies.

    In the run up to the Iraq War, George Bush referenced a document that demonstrated Iraq was attempting to buy nuclear weapons-grade uranium from Africa. The document also supposedly demonstrated Iraq had trained one of the 9/11 terrorist masterminds. It later turned out that the document was forged by the CIA and the Whitehouse.

    Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ron Suskind recorded a very senior-level CIA official admitting that the CIA was involved in the forgery. Phillip Giraldi (a former CIA officer who frequently writes for Unz.com) confirmed this allegation.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8F8S31tBBoM

    CIA agent E. Howard Hunt confessed, on his deathbed, to having been involved in the JFK assassination. He described the roles that he and other CIA officers played in the assassination.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uFAZ8DmcQLg

    Recently declassified documents show that back in the 1960s, the CIA planned to conduct "acts of terrorism" on U.S. cities and military assets. The CIA then planned to blame the terrorist attacks on Cuba, which would've justified an invasion. This plan ("Operation Northwoods") never happened because President Kennedy came out strongly against it.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyA-sCE18hY

    Then there was the 1980 October surprise. During the 1980 presidential election, Governor Ronald Reagan and HW Bush (with the assistance of the CIA) secretly negotiated with Iran to delay the release of the American hostages being held by Iranian militants. Jimmy Carter ended up losing the 1980 election, mostly due to his inability to secure the release of the hostages. Minutes after the newly elected Reagan finished his inaugural address and assumed the presidency, Iran released the hostages back home to America. The Reagan administration (with the assistance of the CIA and Israel) then illegally provided arms to Iran, without informing the public or Congress. Google "Iran-Contra" to learn more.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ruf5CynbPJo

    Remember the 1990 Gulf War with Iraq? President HW Bush (who was the former CIA director) claimed that Iraq was murdering Kuwaiti babies in their incubators. A Kuwaiti girl then testified in front of Congress, claiming that she witnessed Iraqi soldiers killing Kuwaiti babies. It later turned out that no incubator babies were killed at all. It also was later revealed that the Kuwaiti girl (who testified) was the daughter of the Kuwaiti ambassador.

    Following the lie about the incubator babies, public support skyrocketed in favor of a war with Iraq. That laid the foundation for the Gulf War. So basically the entire Gulf War was sold on a lie, just like our 2003 Iraq War. Both Iraq wars started by men with the surname of "Bush." Hmmm..........

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJzQcsSVR7E

    The U.S. NSA (National Security Agency) has a surveillance program that gathered extensive secret intel on many prominent American politicians and officials. According to U.S. govt intelligence agent Russell Tice, the NSA spied on companies, financial institutions, Barack Obama (who was a Senatorial candidate at the time), Supreme Court Justice Alito, General Petraeus, Congressmen, lawyers, and various other prominent individuals. The NSA surveillance program was administed by Vice President Cheney.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6m1XbWOfVk

    It’s a relief that the CIA is run by idiots like Comey or Strzok or we’d be seriously effed up!

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  71. @prusmc
    I always wondered who were the people E.Howard Hunt named as being in the JFK assassination?

    https://www.maryferrell.org/pages/Confession_of_Howard_Hunt.html

    In notes and conversations with his son Saint John, and in an audiotape he created in 2004 to be played after his death, Hunt described being invited into the “big event” at a Miami safehouse in 1963. Others named in the plot:

    Frank Sturgis, an anti-Castro paramilitary closely associated with Hunt. Sturgis was one of the Watergate burglars.
    David Morales, Chief of Operations at the CIA’s JMWAVE station in Miami. Morales himself told a few close associates of his involvement.
    David Phillips, CIA propaganda specialist and later Chief of Western Hemisphere Division. Phillips was assigned to Mexico City during the mysterious trip of Lee Harvey Oswald, or someone using his name, to that city in the fall of 1963.
    Antonio Veciana, Cuban exile leader of Alpha 66. Veciana told the HSCA that a “Maurice Bishop,” thought by many to be Phillips, pointed out Lee Harvey Oswald to him.
    William Harvey, a CIA officer who ran the ZR/RIFLE “executive action” program. Harvey fell out of favor with the Kennedys when he sent sabotage teams into Cuba during the 1962 Missile Crisis.
    Cord Meyer, a high-level CIA officer whose ex-wife Mary Meyer was having an affair with JFK.
    French Gunman Grassy Knoll. Hunt’s chart included an unnamed French hit man on the infamous grassy knoll.
    Lyndon Johnson, Vice-President.

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  72. D. K. says:
    @Anonymous

    The e-mails that Candidate Trump famously asked Russia to help find were the missing ones that had been on Hillary Rodham Clinton’s infamously private server, but erased by her staff as “personal.” That server’s hard drive had been notoriously erased and “bleached” by her staff, long before Trump’s publicly facetious request to the Russians had been made; by the latter point in time, the server itself no longer existed on line, as such, since it long since had been turned over to the F.B.I. crime lab. Since the DNC e-mails that actually were leaked by Wikileaks, et al., during the 2016 presidential campaign, came from an insider who had legitimate access to them, as has been repeatedly attested to by Julian Assange and others, whether those e-mails also were subject to any hacks, from Russia or elsewhere, is utterly beside the point, in terms of their influencing the 2016 presidential election.

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