Central bank will ‘manipulate 2020 election and make any recession look like Trump’s fault and not the Fed’s fault,’ says Kevin Shipp.
AUGUST 19, 2019
The Federal Reserve has been using its central bank powers in an attempt to tank the economy to blame President Trump and manipulate the 2020 election outcome, according to CIA whistleblower Kevin Shipp.
“He [Trump] has got the Fed shaking in their boots. When the Fed gags its board of directors and its members, that is not good,” Shipp said on “USA Watchdog” with Greg Hunter on Saturday.
“Something not good is going on. Perhaps they are bringing the interest rates down to zero. Perhaps it’s the fact we are entering into, not only U.S., but a global recession. So, they have put the lid on any comments coming out, and I think they have done it for a reason that is concerning…”
“Trump is at war with the Fed, and the Fed has put a lid on all its people. It’s a gag order to keep its people from talking about what the Fed plans to do,” he continued.
“I think it is tied to an upcoming global recession, and we may see quantitative easing (money printing) rates go to zero, and they don’t want the President or the public to know what they are about to do,” Shipp added.
The Fed’s attempts to ruin Trump are obvious given how it behaved during Obama’s presidency, such as its excessive money-printing policies and holding interest rates at 0% for most of Obama’s tenure.
“So, it is apparent the Fed waited until Trump was elected to start hammering and pounding on the economy, which apparently they did not want to do under Obama,” Shipp said. “Can you raise the suspicion that the Fed is against Trump or that the Fed is trying to take the credit for the economy away from Trump? I think that appears to be entirely possible…”
“Trump has said it exactly right, it’s a war between Trump and the Federal Reserve, which, of course, is not federal and it has no reserves…
Shipp said that Trump is aware of the Fed’s moves and is correctly planning to shift blame to the Fed for any economic correction or collapse because it is the progenitor of America’s boom/bust cycles.
“In my view, I think that Trump is convinced that the Fed is going to try to destroy the advances in the economy to make 2020 less possible for re-election and actually manipulate the political landscape,” Shipp said.
“I think Trump is clearly and wisely aware of what they are doing…I think Trump thinks the Fed is going to manipulate the 2020 election and make any recession look like Trump’s fault and not the Fed’s fault.”
“God bless Donald Trump because he is the first President to call out the Fed like he is doing,” Shipp added. “Trump has been right all along.”
Trump called out the “very selfish” Fed on Monday, saying they should lower interest rates back down because the dollar is so strong thats it’s actually weakening the global economy.
By Craig McCarthy, Larry Celona, Olivia Bensimon, Julia Marsh and Yaron Steinbuch
A pair of suspicious rice cookers shut down a subway station in Lower Manhattan on Friday morning — but the NYPD’s Bomb Squad later determined they were not explosives, authorities said.
Another cooker was found near a garbage can in Chelsea just over an hour later. It was determined safe just after 9:40 a.m., according to cops.
Police urged straphangers to avoid the Fulton Street subway station because of the first two packages, which were reported by a 911 caller.
The station was evacuated out of “an abundance of caution,” a police spokesperson said, before the Bomb Squad cleared the devices.
Mayor Bill de Blasio told New Yorkers that the NYPD has information about “a potential suspect.”
“I want everyone to know nothing of danger has been found and there’s no indication of any further activity,” Hizzoner said on WNYC.
“This is the classic ‘If you see something, say something,’ but based on everything we know right now, we have an all-clear,” he added.
People appeared to be generally unfazed by the scare and took it in stride.
“It’s good that they’re taking all these precautions but it seems like it was deemed safe, so I think we’re a little anxious to get back to our day,” said Joe Vieitez, 28, who works nearby.
Therese Brand, 61, of Queens, said she left her office when she got an alert on an app — but insisted that “no terrorist is going to scare me from doing my job.”
“If a bomb goes off, that building is coming down and we’ll be in the middle of it,” she said, but added: “I’m used to a lot of this stuff. I was working at 30 Main St. when I saw the towers go down on 9/11.”
Delays and changes to service were reported on the 2, 3, 4, 5, A, C, J and Z lines due to the investigation, according to the MTA.
Previously claimed Epstein received tip-offs ahead of local police visits
AUGUST 16, 2019
Jeffrey Epstein’s longtime bodyguard, Igor Zinoviev, cut an interview short when he was asked about previous comments he’d given four years ago, describing the billionaire hedge fund manager hanging out with teenage girls and receiving special treatment from police.
In an interview Monday, Zinoviev, a former MMA fighter who also served as Epstein’s driver and personal trainer, told New York Magazine he didn’t recall responses he’d given in a previous interview four years ago, in which he discussed the billionaire pedophile’s attraction to teenage girls, local police corruption and being insulted and humiliated by him.
NY Intelligencer writer M.L. Nestel, who had previously interviewed Zinoviev in 2015 for The Daily Beast, says he noticed this time the bodyguard, whose native language is not English, seemed very nervous.
“To be honest, I didn’t expect that he’d try to back away from the assertions he made in our original interview — but he did,” Nestel wrote. “He also seemed, it is safe to say, quite nervous about saying anything at all.”
In one instance, Zinoviev backpedalled to say he didn’t recall mentioning Epstein hanging out with teenage girls.
Zinoviev: It’s not the teenage girls. I never see the teenage girls. I tell you I never see teenage girls.
Plenty of times when I work for him I never see anything unproper or teenage girls around him.
That’s what I say.
Nestel: So now you say you only saw him with women? Older than 18? 20?
Zinoviev: All what I say he has always been with girlfriends and there was a couple girls — I don’t remember their names. She was 25 and worked for him as assistant. Maybe 25 or 23 — whatever, I don’t know the age.
Nestel: Okay. But you definitely told me that last time we talked.
Zinoviev: No, no. It’s not that. He working like work-release on other stuff. And I just tell him, you know, he would order his girlfriends around, and I told him, “Calm down.” It’s not just teenage girls.
I never see teenage girls in my life at his house. That’s what it is. That’s a misunderstanding. Completely. That’s because — that’s what I’m saying. Most of the time with reporters they give me that kind of questions. “Who told you I see the teenage girls?” I never see the teenage girls in my life. And they said I was —
In another portion of the interview, Zinoviev says he believes Epstein had “help” committing suicide, but refuses to elaborate further, while adding he felt nothing after learning of his death.
Zinoviev: I’m not afraid. Beyond that just he is dead. I don’t want anything to be uncorrect. There’s too much shit in here, you know, already. He’s dead and just like, freaking people, just leave him alone.
Nestel: Hold on. When did you find out he died?
Zinoviev: Saturday or Sunday or whenever.
Nestel: What did you think when you found that out?
Zinoviev: What did I think?
Zinoviev: Are you sure you want to hear what I am going to think?
Zinoviev: Somebody helped him to do that.
Nestel: You think somebody helped him kill himself?
Nestel: Okay. Why?
Zinoviev: Listen, you know, that’s going a little too deep.
Nestel: I mean, I’m just trying to understand that maybe you’d be happy he was dead or you would be upset. I don’t know. Are you even feeling anything?
Zinoviev: I’m not sad. I mean, I didn’t have anything against him, like a bad thing, you know? I don’t care about his life completely. I don’t give a, let’s say, like, crap about how he die, how he live, or how he’s managed.
Nestel next pressed the bodyguard on a previous statement in which he seemed to imply someone within the local police department would tip off Epstein prior to home visits, at which point Zinoviev grows incredibly uncomfortable, tells the reporter not to “put [himself] in trouble,” and abruptly ends the interview.
Zinoviev: Listen, what you say is between you and me —
Nestel: You told me he would get phone calls the night before and eight o’clock the police are going to come. He would get a heads up from local police.
Nestel: You told me that, Igor. Want me to read the quote?
Zinoviev: Well, you can read whatever you want right now. Don’t just — you can put yourself in big trouble.
Nestel: You said: “He always do something wrong. There was some nights in question. There was at home arrest and police, before they come to the house, they call him and tell him they coming in at eight o’clock in the morning. It’s all corruption you know. It’s all bullshit.”
Zinoviev: Listen, don’t put yourself in trouble. Seriously.
Nestel: We talked about this.
Zinoviev: I understand we got this.
Nestel: I’m telling you to give you a chance to remember because we talked about this stuff. I know it’s hard. I don’t know what you mean about “put myself in trouble.”
Zinoviev: Let that go. Seriously. Let that go.
Nestel: Why is it so important? Are you worried about the local cops?
Zinoviev: Listen, you’re really smart and I’m not going to offer that over the phone right now, okay? You’re really smart. You have no idea. Please!
Nestel: What do you mean by that?
Zinoviev: I can’t explain you. I can’t explain you over the phone any of this.
Nestel: You said that last time. And we didn’t talk for years. You can tell the world who this guy was. You were with him for a long time. You know what I mean?
Nestel: I totally understand that you think he could have had help committing suicide.
Zinoviev: First of all, I have to go right now. I have another client.
Nestel: Still training people?
Zinoviev: Yes. But just be careful. I’m not kidding.
Nestel: What’s your email so I can send you —
Zinoviev: Don’t do any kind of that stuff. Just don’t play it. Seriously.
Nestel: Can you tell me why?
Zinoviev: I can’t. I can’t.
Nestel: May I ask you one more question?
Zinoviev: Go ahead.
Nestel: Have you been talking to anyone in the government, the FBI? Have they come to you?
Zinoviev: [Long pause] Um. Great talking to you. Seriously. We talk later.
Nestel: All right.
“If you call Trump followers racist en masse, they simply coalesce around each other.”
By Steve Watson – AUGUST 16, 2019
Former FBI official turned MSNBC analyst Frank Figliuzzi, who sees Hitler in everything Trump does, stated on a live broadcast this week that Trump supporters are a lot like terrorists rallying around a figurehead.
The former Assistant Director for Counterintelligence at the FBI, was discussing racism (shocker) with MSNBC host Chris Jansing, when the pair suggested that it would be a good idea for Democrats to keep accusing Trump supporters of being racist.
And Figliuzzi responded:
That was enough to get the attention of Fox News analyst Dan Bongino, who said “I can’t believe this guy is still allowed on the air.”
“MSNBC is willing to put complete lunatics on the air who will say absolutely anything at any time, as long as it makes Trump look bad,” he added.
By Haris Alic
The Senate Finance Committee is probing the Obama administration’s 2015 decision to approve the sale of a U.S. company with insight into “military applications” to the Chinese government and an investment firm run by former Vice President Joe Biden’s youngest son, Hunter Biden.
Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), the committee’s chairman, sent a letter to the Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin on Thursday requesting documents relating to the sale of Henniges, a Michigan-based automotive company, to Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) and Bohai Harvest RST (BHR). The latter was formed in 2013 by a merger between a subsidiary of the Bank of China and Rosemont Seneca, a firm started by Hunter Biden and Chris Heinz, the stepson of former Secretary of State John Kerry.
Since AVIC was a subsidiary of the Chinese government and Henniges, the producer of “dual-use” anti-vibration technology with military application, the deal required approval from the Obama administration’s Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). The panel — made up of representatives from 16 different federal bodies, including the departments of State, Treasury, and Defense — is required to review any transaction that could lead to a foreign person gaining control of an American business.
In question is whether CIFUS was influenced by Obama administration officials, most notedly Joe Biden and John Kerry, who had an interest in seeing the deal move forward.
“The direct involvement of Mr. Hunter Biden and Mr. Heinz in the acquisition of Henniges by the Chinese government creates a potential conflict of interest,” Grassley wrote.
The senator noted in his letter that AVIC’s bid for Henniges should have immediately set off alarm bells in the Obama White House. In 2007, AVIC “reportedly involved in stealing sensitive data regarding the Joint Strike Fighter program,” which it later “reportedly incorporated … into China’s J-20 and J‑31 aircraft.”
Even more troubling, however, is that bid was facilitated at the same time China was staking out a more adversarial role in global affairs. At the time, Beijing was suspected of undermining U.S. cybersecurity by underwriting hackers stealing governmental data. There was also simmering tension over disputes in the South China Sea.
Despite the threat to national security, the $600 million deal was approved by CIFUS, with AVIC purchasing 51 percent of the company and BHR taking ownership of the other 49 percent. Upon purchase, an industry newsletter stated the deal was the “biggest Chinese investment into US automotive manufacturing assets to date.”
In his letter to Mnuchin, Grassley compared the deal to the Uranium One scandal, which arose when former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton approved the sale of a Canadian mining company to Rosatom, the state-owned Russian nuclear energy conglomerate. It later emerged that both investors in the company and Russian energy officials had donated heavily to the Clinton Foundation.
“As with the Uranium One transaction, there is cause for concern that potential conflicts of interest could have influenced CFIUS’ approval of the Henniges transaction,” Grassley wrote. “Accordingly, Congress and the public must fully understand the decision-making process that led to the Henniges approval and the extent to which CFIUS fully considered the transaction’s national security risks.”
This is not the first time that Hunter Biden’s ties to China have caused grief for his father’s political career. As Peter Schweizer, a senior contributor at Breitbart News, revealed in his bestselling book Secret Empires: How the American Political Class Hides Corruption and Enriches Family and Friends, Hunter Biden signed the $1.5 billion deal creating BHR in 2013 only ten days after visiting China aboard Air Force Two with his father.
By Joe Hoft
Ilhan Omar has a lot going on lately. She attacks 2nd Amendment rights while speaking with gun-toting radicals connected to CAIR. When she’s not doing that, she is busy hanging around with her new boyfriend and potential husband number three!
Ilhan Omar tweeted, “Every day on average 500 people die from gun violence. How many more lives will we let gun violence claim?”
This is clearly not true at all and it adds to the mounting evidence that she once married her brother by claiming he was someone else therefore committing immigration and tax fraud.
The other ironic thing about Omar’s tweet is that she hangs out with radicals like Hassan Shibly who is believed to be the one that contributed to Ilhan Omar’s speech delivered during the LA CAIR fundraiser in March 23rd, 2019. The speech where Omar said “Some people did something” when referring to 9-11.
Hassan Shibly is also connected to CAIR, the Hamas-related Council on American-Islamic Relations, that pushes Islamic causes in the US. Hassan also appears to have an affinity for guns. No doubt this was known the many times he visited Obama’s White House.
Shibley is connected to guns, Omar and CAIR –
Omar on the other hand, gets around. She brought a date along with her the night that she spoke at the CAIR event on March 23, 2019. Tim Mynett was seen leaving the event holding hands with Omar. He was also paid $250,000 for his efforts for Omar in 2018. At the time she was still married to her second husband – the one who isn’t her brother.
Ilhan Omar doesn’t want Americans to have guns but believes her radical friends can. Her standards are a mess.
Facebook says it has stopped feeding users’ audio chats to human reviewers for transcription, similar to what other Big Tech were recently caught doing. Facebook’s contractors were reportedly kept in the dark about their job.
The company “paused human review more than a week ago,” Facebook said in a statement on Tuesday, adding that the audio being reviewed was from Messenger users who opted in to having their voice chats transcribed to text by AI. The human transcribers were merely checking whether the AI transcriptions were correct, the company said.
Contractors often caught snippets of intimate or “vulgar” chats, though the messages were anonymized, and they were not told why they were transcribing the audio, where it came from or how it was obtained, contractors told Bloomberg. Some said the uncertainty and apparent duplicity – Facebook doesn’t tell users third parties may review their audio – troubled them.
While the company admits it collects “content, communications and other information you provide [when you] message or communicate with others,” there is no mention in its data use policy of humans processing the information. Instead, it’s Facebook’s “systems” that are supposed to “automatically process content and communications you and others provide to analyze context and what’s in them.” Even the list of third parties who might potentially receive users’ information doesn’t explicitly include human transcription teams, only “vendors and service providers who support our business” by “analyzing how our products are used.”
Further adding to contractors’ concerns about eavesdropping on users’ private messages is the fact that Facebook forbids at least one outsourcing firm from referring to them by name. Santa Monica, California-based TaskUs instead refers to one of its largest and most important clients only by the code-name “Prism” – which is, ironically, also the name of the NSA initiative exposed by Edward Snowden that installed backdoors in popular online platforms like Google, Skype, Twitter, and…Facebook.
TaskUs contractors also moderate content for policy violations, screen political ads, and work on “election preparation,” an ominous term Bloomberg opts not to define but which has previously coincided with mass deplatforming of political accounts in the months preceding elections. Facebook’s content-moderation contracting practices were exposed earlier this year after ex-contractors from outsourcing firm Cognizant complained that the work was giving them PTSD, leading them to drown their traumas in drug use and casual sex, and shaking their beliefs in the “official” versions of historical events like 9/11 and the Holocaust. Those employees, too, were forbidden from referring to Facebook by its given name.
Facebook added the AI transcription function to Messenger in 2015 and claims it is switched off by default. Its documentation, however, reveals that only one participant in a chat needs to opt in for the audio to be transcribed.
After similar practices were exposed by Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, and Apple Siri, all three have promised to end the human eavesdropping – or at least give users the option of avoiding it. Apple has reportedly ended human “grading” of Siri recordings until a future software update gives users the option of participating, while Amazon has added an opt-out setting and Google has promised to suspend human review…in Europe, for at least three months.
The details surrounding Epstein’s mysterious death paint a dark picture.
By Shane Trejo
The case of Democrat-affiliated sex criminal Jeffrey Epstein, who died in prison on Saturday morning in what has been called a suicide by the fake news media, is becoming more scandalous with every detail that emerges about his mysterious death.
A post on the free speech forum 4Chan reported about Epstein’s death before the details were made known to the public, the New York Posthas revealed. The whistle-blower reportedly made the post around 40 minutes before the Post and other news outlets broke the story.
“[D]ont ask me how I know, but Epstein died an hour ago from hanging, cardiac arrest. Screencap this,” the 4chan post said.
The New York City Fire Department (NYCFD) announced they were reviewing the matter, as it was suspected that the post was made by a first responder among their ranks. However, the NYCFD told Buzzfeed News that authorities “determined this alleged information did not come from the Fire Department.”
It is more likely the information came from an emergency medical technician (EMT). Oren Barzilay, union president for the EMT workers Local 2507 in New York, said there could be serious consequences if the whistle-blower’s identity was uncovered as an EMT because “our members do not release this type of confidential information, this looks like a 3rd party info.”
“There’s serious consequences for those violations. Discipline. Suspensions. Civil penalties, etc,” Barzilay said in an email to BuzzFeed, adding that the union may investigate a potential confidentiality breach “if such a claim came forward.”
Dr. Keith Wesley, who has written EMS manuals, told Buzzfeed that his analysis of the whistle-blower’s subsequent 4chan posts indicated that the individual was likely an EMS worker due to the industry-specific language he used in describing the details of medical procedures performed on Epstein before he was pronounced dead.
“This sounds like standard American Heart Association guidelines, which most EMS agencies use,” Wesley said.
“If one of the medics posted this separately that’s a breach of protocol,” he added. “If there was identifying information on the patient, that is a violation of Federal HIPPA law.”
The Department of Justice’s Federal Bureau of Prisons said in a statement that “staff requested emergency medical services (EMS) and life-saving efforts continued” until “Mr. Epstein was transported by EMS to a local hospital for treatment of life-threatening injuries, and subsequently pronounced dead by hospital staff.”
The investigation into Epstein’s criminal continues as various law enforcement authorities conducted a raid on the late predator’s former private island, Little St. James on Monday. The footage of the raid was caught by a citizen journalist, with authorities blocking the view once they caught a drone with a camera mounted upon it observing their behavior.
That footage can be seen here:
The world is waiting for the results of the coroner’s report, which is taking an abnormally long time to take place and be reported to the public. President Donald Trump and Attorney General Bill Barr have called for a full investigation into the suspicious circumstances surrounding Epstein’s death.