Vermont Senator and 2020 presidential candidate Bernie Sanders repeatedly requested the use of a “carbon-spewing private jet” when he was a surrogate for the Clinton campaign during the 2016 presidential election, according to a Politico report.
Despite his constant criticisms of billionaires, fossil fuels and private jets, Sanders requested a private jet “every time” he traveled on behalf of the Clinton campaign, according to former Clinton staffers who say his extravagant travel cost them at least $100,000
According to the report, in which six former Clinton staffers spoke to the publication, Sanders’ “preferred mode of travel quickly emerged as a point of tension.”
“We would try to fight it as much as possible because of cost and availability of planes, but they would request [a jet] every time. We would always try to push for commercial. … At the campaign, you’re constantly trying to save like 25 cents,” one anonymous Clinton campaign source said.
Former Clinton campaign director of rapid response Zac Petkanas called Sanders, “his Royal Majesty King Bernie Sanders.”
“I’m not shocked that while thousands of volunteers braved the heat and cold to knock on doors until their fingers bled in a desperate effort to stop Donald Trump, his Royal Majesty King Bernie Sanders would only deign to leave his plush D.C. office or his brand new second home on the lake if he was flown around on a cushy private jet like a billionaire master of the universe,” said Petkanas.
Jerome Corsi, former Infowars editor, author, and associate of political consultant Roger Stone told AP today that he is negotiating a potential plea deal with Robert Mueller’s Special Counsel team, but would not comment any further.
Mueller’s team questioned Corsi as part of their investigation into Stone’s Wikileaks connections. The Special Counsel is trying to determine whether or not Stone had prior knowledge of the Wikileaks release of Clinton campaign documents in 2016–an allegation Stone denies.
Last week, Corsi revealed that he was expecting to be indicted by Robert Mueller.
“I fully anticipate that in the next few days I will be indicted by Mueller for some form or other of giving false information to the special counsel or to one of the other grand jury — or however they want to do the indictment,” he said during a live stream. But I’m going to be criminally charged.”
Corsi claims he received a subpoena from two FBI agents in August and has since handed over two computers and access to his email and Twitter accounts.
He says he was interrogated by investigators and “quizzed” about various specific topics for months.
“Criminals are running the Department of Justice. My crime was that I dared to support Donald Trump,” Corsi said. “And that supporting President Trump, and since 2004 having written 20 books — I guess those were my crimes. I guess I’m going to prison for the rest of my life because I dared to oppose the deep state.”
Does anyone really think that a single member of the Democrat establishment actually believes that there was Russian collusion with the Trump campaign during the 2016 election? I’d assume few truly believe the claim, but instead found it to be a compelling narrative for the general public that could dissuade voters from voting for Trump.
Robert Mueller’s special counsel has raged on for over a year (which replaced an FBI counterintelligence investigation that began in July 2016), and yet not a single shred of collusion has been uncovered. While indictments have been made, every single one excludes the keyword “collusion,” just like we’d expect from a witch hunt.
There was no real Russian collusion – but there sure was an attempt to make it look like there was.
Remember when Donald Trump Jr. briefly got himself in some hot water when it was revealed that he’d met with a Russian lawyer in Trump Tower in 2016? “Trump Jr. Met with Russian Lawyer During 2016 Campaign” may same like a damning headline, but the true story behind the meeting isn’t so straightforward.
The meeting was organized through Rob Goldstone, a publicist of Trump acquaintances Emin and Aras Agalarov. Trump knows the father and son duo through the “Miss Universe” pageants. Of note; the mythical “golden showers” incident from the Chris Steele/Fusion GPS dossier is alleged to have occurred at a Ritz-Carlton that Trump stayed at with the Agalarov’s in 2013, meaning the story potentially originated with them.
We’re supposed to believe that George Papadopoulos is the official reason for the FBI launching a secretive counterintelligence investigation into the Trump campaign?
Meanwhile, the Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya was working with Fusion GPS at the time of her meeting with Trump Jr.. In other words, Veselnitskaya, a Russian lawyer, was working with the firm trying to “prove” Russian collusion with the Trump campaign, right as she set up a meeting with Donald Trump’s son. Veselnitskaya met with Fusion’s co-founder Glenn Simpson the day of, and the day after the Trump Tower meeting. What do you think they discussed, if not how to further solidify the optics of the collusion narrative?
Among the men who accompanied Veselnitskaya to the meeting included translator Rinat Akhmetshion, a former Russian spy who also worked for the Clinton State Department. If Trump Jr. did “bite” and say anything incriminating, he was there to make sure nothing was lost in translation. Luckily, Trump Jr. didn’t say anything incriminating, because there wasn’t any collusion, or desire to collude.
George Papadopoulos and the FBI’s Counterintelligence Investigation
We’re supposed to believe that George Papadopoulos is the official reason for the FBI launching a secretive counterintelligence investigation into the Trump campaign. This was “revealed” in a New York Times article published December 2017. We’re told in the article that it all began with a meeting in a London bar that Papadopoulos had with former Australian ambassador Alexander Downer, at Downer’s request. It’s odd that Downer would be interested in meeting with Papadopoulos, a Trump foreign policy adviser, because of his own political allegiances. In 2007, Downer helped broker a $25 million donation from the Australian government to the Clinton Foundation.
It’s at this meeting that Papadopoulos (drunk, according to the NYT’s account), told Downer that he’d possessed Hillary Clinton’s hacked emails (which he did not). Downer, in turn, reported that information to the FBI, sparking their investigation into the entire Trump campaign (according to the NYT’s narrative).
While Papadopoulos didn’t actually possess Hillary’s hacked emails – he did have the idea planted in his head weeks later that he may know someone who did; a Maltese professor named Joseph Mifsud who began taking an interest in Papadopoulos after leaning his connection to the Trump campaign. Mifsud has donated to the Clinton Foundation in the past, but met with Papadopoulos as a supposed ally, falsely telling him that he possessed Hillary’s hacked emails. Mifsud also claimed, and never delivered on any of his promises to Papadopoulos about setting up foreign policy meetings with the Russian government.
Looking back on my fateful first encounter with “the professor”, Joseph Mifsud, in Rome. The whole thing now seems completely orchestrated. The individuals who made the intro were both socialists and tied into Western intelligence circles in London. Hardly Trump fans.
If Joseph Mifsud, “the professor”, is indeed a British agent, as the Australian media has reported, it would mean that not only did the UK collude with the Obama administration to fabricate collusion and crimes, but that they themselves now risk their whole relationship with USA.
To be clear: to this day no intelligence organization has ever confirmed that Joseph Mifsud, “the professor”, was indeed a Russian agent. All that we know about him is that “I was under the impression he was connected to Russia.” It’s a British agent’s job to deceive.
Now for the cherry on top. Here is “Russian agent”, Joseph Mifsud, the man who told me about “the Russians having Hillary’s emails” attending a State Department conference in Washington DC. Date? A month after I notified the FBI about him. February 2017. pic.twitter.com/x4dyGD2tUf
Even without Downer, there are other, contradictory excuses for why the FBI began investigating the Trump campaign. Former CIA Director John Brennan claims that it was he who did so by relaying British intelligence to the FBI. “I was aware,” Brennan said in May, “of intelligence and information about contacts between Russian officials and U.S. persons that raised concerns in my mind about whether or not those individuals were cooperating with the Russians, either in a witting or unwitting fashion, and it served as the basis for the FBI investigation to determine whether such collusion—cooperation occurred.” That’s even more interesting if Mifsud is an agent of British intelligence like Papadopoulos believes.
The FBI’s spy inside the Trump campaign, Stefan Halper, also tried to arrange meetings with Papadopoulos for dubious purposes. Two months before the 2016 election Papadopoulos received a random meeting request from Halper to fly to London to discuss international relations and the possibility of Papadopoulos writing a policy paper on a gas field in the Mediterranean for $3,000. Halper paid for his flight to England, and in the course of their conversations, Halper suddenly turned to the subject of Russia, asking Papadopoulos, “You know about hacking the emails from Russia, right?” Where did that question come from? Papadopoulos smelled a fishing expedition and offered him no information.
Note that in both cases (the Trump Tower meeting and various Papadopoulos meetings) it was always the supposed Russian agent (or person inquiring about them) that made the first contact. No one from the Trump campaign was reaching out to the Russians – but those claiming to be reached out to them. And in each case, all those involved have more invested in Hillary Clinton than the Trump campaign.