Monday, November 25, 2019

A Whistleblower: Kushner OK'd Khashoggi Arrest, Turkey Heard Call & Blackmailed Trump over Syrian Troops

Mod: Interesting theory. Of course, we all know that Trump is an old hand at being blackmailed. For foreign despots this has become the coin of the realm when dealing with Donald and his kin.

Kushner OK'd Khashoggi Arrest, Turkey Heard Call & Blackmailed Trump over Syrian Troops (Daily Kos link): I saw this story pop up around midnight that, if verified by other sources - including one of the new whistleblowers they’re reporting a source told them had nothing to do with the Ukraine saga - would explain Trump’s sudden withdrawal of U.S. forces in Syria and puts a target squarely on Jared Kushner’s back for providing the opening to Washington Post reporter Jamal Khashoggi’s murder at the Saudi embassy in Istanbul in October of last year.

It would also expose a U.S. president as having been blackmailed by another head of state into abandoning our Syrian Kurdish allies to protect his son-in-law.

The UK’s Daily Mail released this story at midnight based on an article that was published late last night in the Spectator, published by the owners of the UK’s The Daily Telegraph. I hope it isn't true. And I say that because I hate the thought that a U.S. president’s closest advisor, a U.S. citizen and WH employee, gave the green light to a WP reporter’s (Khashoggi’s) arrest, especially if it led to Khashoggi’s brutal murder.

You may recall that Washington Post reporter, Jamal Khashoggi, a staunch human rights activist and once friend-turned critic of the ruling Saudi royal family, was killed and dismembered inside the Saudi embassy in Istanbul, Turkey in October 2018.

The Central Intelligence Agency and other Western governments believe that Saudi Crown Prince and friend of Jared Kushner, Mohammed bin Salman (MBS), ordered Khashoggi’s killing. Khashoggi was a legal resident of the U.S., educated at Indiana University, with children who are U.S. citizens, and was seeking to become a U.S. citizen himself when he was murdered.

Jared Kushner gave permission to Saudi ruler Mohammad bin Salman to arrest Jamal Khashoggi before he was killed and dismembered, a whistleblower claims.

However, Turkish intelligence intercepted the call and President Recep Erdogan then used the information to force President Trump to remove his troops from northern Syria, according to the Spectator.

The report also mentions that a source also told the writer at the Spectator that there are 4 NEW whistleblowers, including one whose reported events have nothing to do with the Ukraine saga. It’s possible. The attorney representing the initial, unnamed Ukraine whistleblower has stated he is representing “multiple whistleblowers.”

The report claims that investigators on the Democratic-led House Intelligence Committee are aware of these allegations and are planning to dig further into them while pursuing the impeachment inquiry over Trump’s dealings with Ukraine.

It also claims that the number of intelligence whistleblowers who are willing to give evidence to the impeachment committee is seven.

The three already known are the original anonymous CIA officer, Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman and Tim Morrison, the NSC’s director for European and Russian Affairs.

The Khashoggi whistleblower takes that tally up to four, meaning there are three others waiting in the wings.

If this story has legs, the open House Intelligence Committee hearings could turn out to contain the most explosive charges ever leveled against a sitting president and his family, or a government official in any capacity, when you consider the aftershocks the alleged phone calls between Kushner with MBS that Erdogan set in motion.

Mod: More at the link.

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42 comments:

  1. On who’s authority would Kushner get involved in Khashoggi’s murder?

    #I. The Crown Prince wanted Khashoggi silenced; Kushner reportedly wanted Saudi money for his family’s business. (it’s reported he couldn’t get loans in America any longer). Through Trump, Russia could certainly be a viable source of funds, albeit through a friendly oligarch at the least. And possibly from the Kremlin itself. Trump Jr., himself said that for years most of the Trump monies in their business came from Russia.

    #2. Erdogan wanted an American citizen in Pennsylvania brought back to Turkey so he, Erdogan could vanquish another of our citizens. (Rudy Guiliani was implicated in a scheme to try to kidnap that American citizen back to Turkey). Mike Flynn and his son were the first two who stood to make millions for a successful kidnapping of the American. The scheme failed and Mike Flynn will go to jail soon for his criminal undertakings, and he cut a deal to cooperate with future investigations, thereby allowing his son to keep his ass out of jail. The whole fucking bunch runs in extreme circles of law breaking. I can’t believe that all of them aren’t in lockup already. Our wheels of justice turn slow.

    #3. Trump inexplicably withdrew American troops from Syria, certainly for Putin’s pleasure so Russian and Turkish troops could be dispatched to kill (genocide/ethnic cleansing) our fleeing Kurdish allies in the fight against ISIS. How is that for bone spurs/cowardly Trump leading a disloyal/criminal response to our allies? Where in hell is NATO and the United Nations, and their charges and sanctions?

    And then, Nancy Pelosi, alone in the White House with a room full of military brass, Trump and a disloyal band of cabinet members and other Republicans, who are devoid of honor and bereft of decency, in their abandonment of their sworn oaths, and Nancy wagging her finger at Trump saying; “With you, all roads lead to Putin”. The brass hung their heads and Trump was silent for once.

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  2. In the interview (Oct. 14, 2019) linked below, Ian Masters tells Juan Cole (@ 16 min.) that "intelligence sources" told him that Qatar had intercepted a telephone call wherein MBS told Kushner that he was going to have Khashoggi killed, and Kushner told MBS that the White House would do damage control. According to Masters' sources, the Qataris passed this recording along to Erdogan, and Erdogan used it to convince/blackmail Trump to abandon the Kurds.

    https://soundcloud.com/user-830442635/since-trump-acts-only-for-personal-gain-is-he-being-blackmailed-by-putin-andor-erdogan

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  3. What about Benghazi?

    and didn’t Obama wear a tan suit while President?

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    1. Whaaaa, whaaaaaa, and Obama had a basketball court put in at the White House !!!! How dare he exercise.

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    2. Benghazi? Still? What about the 60 people who died in the 13 Embassy attacks during the Bush administration? Investigations? Not one. Crickets.

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  4. Trump brutally mocked for ‘blatant lie’ claiming support for impeachment has plummeted ‘into the 20s’

    President Donald Trump cited unspecified polls to claim support for impeachment has dropped into the 20-percent range, and he was roundly mocked by other social media users.

    Public opinion hasn’t changed much on impeachment despite five days of public hearings, with nearly half of Americans in support of impeaching the president over his actions toward Ukraine — but almost two-thirds say they can’t imagine anything changing their minds on the issue.

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/11/trump-brutally-mocked-for-blatant-lie-claiming-support-for-impeachment-has-plummeted-into-the-20s/

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  5. ‘Disgusted’ lifelong GOP voter quits party after Republicans smear impeachment witnesses

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/11/disgusted-lifelong-gop-voter-quits-party-after-republicans-smear-impeachment-witnesses/

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    1. The most evil administration we have ever had.

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    2. The Crown Prince released a statement. "I like beer. We drank beer. I have never blacked out and dismembered a journalist.

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    3. 6:35 is correct, the idiot has surpassed W to the top.

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  6. Rick Perry: Trump is God’s ‘chosen one’ much like ‘King David’ and ‘Solomon’

    https://deadstate.org/rick-perry-trump-is-gods-chosen-one-much-like-king-david-and-solomon/

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  7. The thought that Trump put hundreds of thousands of Syrian Kurd’s lives in danger over Kushner’s phone call with MBS is equally horrifying, if true.

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    1. Russia is running the US through Trump.

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    2. Jared had given Saudi Arabia secret Intel a list of their enemies and the reporter was killed so Jared could get money for his hotel. What's sad is when they are out they will still be selling America secrets for money. Treason hanging offensive.

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  8. The chaos of Trumpism could be a prelude to an ‘era of reform’ — and we’re already seeing the signs

    “Eras of reform follow a general pattern,” wrote Drutman. “First, a mood of impending crisis prevails. Unfairness and inequality feel overwhelming, and national politics feels stuck and unresponsive to growing demands. But beneath the shattered yet still stubborn national stasis, new social movements organize. Politics becomes exciting and full of moral energy. New writers, empowered by new forms of media, invent new narratives. And future-oriented politicians emerge to channel that energy and challenge the old establishment.”

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/11/the-chaos-of-trumpism-could-be-a-prelude-to-an-era-of-reform-and-were-already-seeing-the-signs-political-scientist/

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    1. I believe that once Constitutional patriots regain control of all three branches, there will be a rebirth of reform that will make the rise of future Trump-like fascists far less likely.

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  9. House Intelligence Committee in possession of video, audio recordings from Giuliani associate Lev Parnas

    The House Intelligence Committee is in possession of audio and video recordings and photographs provided to the committee by Lev Parnas, an associate of President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, who reportedly played a key role in assisting him in his efforts to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and Ukraine, multiple sources familiar with the matter tell ABC News.

    The material submitted to the committee includes audio, video and photos that include Giuliani and Trump. It was unclear what the content depicts and the committees only began accessing the material last week.

    "We have subpoenaed Mr. Parnas and Mr. [Igor] Fruman for their records. We would like them to fully comply with those subpoenas," House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff told CNN Sunday, with a committee spokesperson adding they would not elaborate beyond the chairman's comments.

    https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/house-intelligence-committee-possession-video-audio-recordings-giuliani/story?id=67276448

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  10. Trump is degrading the U.S. military

    https://theweek.com/articles/880697/trump-degrading-military

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  11. Story cut off at the knees, who really, really, really cares about that Saudi journalist being murdered? It was a family matter on foreign soil.
    The American journalist beheaded by ISIS while under Obama's watch did not receive this much attention, and he was a bleeding heart Liberal, which seems to be criteria for the left, not that he was a human being.

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    1. 7:46 - Yet another whattabout from this lying POS.

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    2. The real hostages here are American citizens. Hostage to President Troll and his messenger boys.

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    3. It shouldn't matter. Democrat. Republican. Trump is a serious and real threat to national security and every American who isn't white and straight and who speaks up against injustice and corruption in this country. He is an embarrassment to every American and if Republicans won't admit it now, history will because once he is out of office and gone. all kinds of things are going to be revealed.

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    4. Yet another false equivalence from a traitor or traitors' handler. Neither Obama nor his family gave the go ahead for the kidnapping and murder nor received payment of millions from the murderers.

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  12. Kushner's & Trump disregarding human rights violations of many innocent Saudi prisoners while making biz deals or excusing MBS. Writing Ivanka to urge effecting mercy on prisoners via her husband's influence was, of course, ignored. But she & her husband need to hear that their obscene actions are watched by the America public.
    Since the Kushner's were "volunteers" not valid WH employees, can US protection be withdrawn after Trump is out of office. Let them pay for their own protection then.

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  13. ‘Never seen anything like it’: Dem pollster astonished at how Trump is driving away white suburbanites

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/11/never-seen-anything-like-it-dem-pollster-astonished-at-how-trump-is-driving-away-white-suburbanites/

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  14. Whatabosim 8:01am all of American homeless? Wouldn't you agree that this is a more pressing issue right here in America.
    Hollywood insiders and friends or Elites for PC clarity are majority Democrats. The Dems don't care about unsheltered Angelos just check which cities and states are run by Democrats and you will see despair.

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    1. Looks like someone pissed into 8:41's tent.

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    2. "Put a bottle of gin there, he'll get in there."

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    3. It is not where the homeless land but the states that they come from that is the real story on the desparate state of this nation

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  15. ‘He’s President Chaos’: Veterans advocate delivers scathing rebuke of Trump’s military leadership

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/11/hes-president-chaos-veterans-advocate-delivers-scathing-rebuke-of-trumps-military-leadership/

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  16. What was that warning written long ago? Do not worship false god's? https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/471868-rick-perry-says-trump-is-the-chosen-one

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  17. With impeachment looming, beware of disinformation designed to paint the Democrats and the clear evidence of Trump's impeachable offenses as unreliable.

    The Kushner-Khashoggi story may not be the Hail Mary that a convenient military attack typically provides failing presidents, but it may well be designed to trigger confirmation bias in those eager for America to be saved from the Trump Crime Family.

    Proceed with caution lest a false story torpedo the progress made by the House Intelligence Committee to date.

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  18. Warning Liberals on this site have shown their true reguard for homeless, the bloggers surely voted for Hillary.

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    1. ‘Reguard,’ comrade?

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    2. I'm really getting fed up with the poor quality control exhibited by the St Petersburg troll supervisors. They should all be demoted, sent to Siberia, and replaced.

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  19. How does it feel to watch the Democrats fail again. Impeachment won’t even make it out of the house. Cold feet.

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  20. Poof it all went up in smoke. Rudy and his empire of idiots has been harpooned by the Fed's. https://www.wsj.com/articles/federal-subpoenas-seek-information-on-giulianis-consulting-business-11574712722

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  21. Now the Fed's are after more scum on those Traitors in the White House and Rudy G., Davin Nunes, Jum Jordan an That pric from Texas. https://www.cnn.com/2019/11/25/politics/national-enquirer-ami-david-pecker-prosecutors/index.html

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  22. Maybe they will combine the selling of Green Stuff this year in 2019? https://dfw.cbslocal.com/2019/11/22/demand-hemp-cbd-oil-christmas-tree-shortage/

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  23. Protests are raging from around the world in 2019.
    https://www.latimes.com/world-nation/story/2019-11-25/iran-chile-hong-kong-protests-around-the-world

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