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Corruption in Ukraine and Double Standards with Trump (and More Clinton Conspiracy)
As the so-called “Ukrainian counteroffensive” fails to get off the ground, Russia and Belarus threaten to use nuclear weapons against the West, the Ukrainian government sticks to cowardly terrorist acts like bombing Moscow and Belgorod with drones (perhaps with intelligence assistance from the United States), the American and European taxpayers waste their money on Bradley and Leopard 2 tanks (captured by the Russian military), the United States government deploys fighter jets to the Middle East to intimidate Russia, the Kakhovka dam in the Russian-controlled Kherson region gets destroyed and the water supply of thousands becomes affected (Russia is being blamed for destroying its own dam that it could have simply turned off, and this sounds awfully similar to the Nord Stream pipeline situation); we must be reminded of the real threat of our imprudent foreign policy and the corruption surrounding it.
One example of corruption in Ukraine is the fascistic Volodymyr Zelensky’s regime restricting journalists from freely covering the war (making them go through the government and obtain approval for what they cover). The Ukrainian government is revoking and threatening the credentials of American news companies (we are paying for their war, but we are not allowed to see what is truly going on there), and NBC specifically had their authorizations cancelled for daring to interview the Crimean people and find out that everyone they had spoken with were actually in favor of being under the Russian flag.
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Oh, and we are discovering more and more that Ukrainian soldiers and militiamen are wearing Nazi symbols on their uniforms, but The New York Times wants you to know that it is important to understand the context of these symbols because it may not mean that the soldiers are actual Nazis (this comes after the corporate media said that Nazis were a problem in Ukraine, and then that they were not). If Southerners wear the Confederate flag, they are automatically racist, but if Ukrainian soldiers wear Nazi memorabilia, it could be interpreted in a number of ways (this sounds like an inconsistent excuse to justify the endless flow of cash to Ukraine). Was Vladimir Putin correct about Ukraine being run by Nazis?
It has also been revealed that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) was eliminating Americans’ posts on Twitter that were unfavorable to the Ukrainian government, and this was done at the direction of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU). Yes, the FBI was obeying the censorship requests of the Zelensky regime in a violation of the First Amendment (the government cannot bypass the Constitution by hiring, bribing, or threatening companies to censor speech). It is bad enough that the Ukrainian government consolidates its own media (showing only pro-war propaganda), attempts to ban opposition political parties, desires a prohibition against the Russian language and the Russian Orthodox Church, censors speech and restricts free access to information, creates hit lists for its enemies (including Americans), sets up bases in civilian areas and blames Russia for the deaths, and arms and incorporates Nazi militias; but the American taxpayers are forced to hand over their money to support all of this and have their posts censored if they do not fall in line with the narrative.
Ok, so we know that corruption and anti-democratic policies are a problem in Ukraine, and the United States government has contributed to it. In fact, Sam Bankman-Fried and his company FTX, which was the second largest donor to the Democratic Party (just behind George Soros), were involved in scandalous cryptocurrency exchanges in Ukraine, and American taxpayers may have been indirectly funding Democratic Party campaigns in corrupt arrangements between that party, FTX, and the Ukrainian government. Never mind that award-winning journalist Seymour Hersh accused Ukrainian officials and generals of embezzling over $400 million from American aid by purchasing oil at a discount (from their enemy Russia) and keeping the excess for themselves.
Even if this seems uninteresting or unconvincing, one must admit that the statement put out by Senator Chuck Grassley pertaining to the Ukrainian gas company Burisma Holdings and the Biden family is concerning (the information comes from a “highly credible” confidential source who kept seventeen audio recordings with an executive at Burisma, and this was detailed in an FBI-generated form FD-1023). Hunter Biden was on the board of directors for the company, and it appears that he and his father were each paid $5 million to pressure the Ukrainian government (then under the leadership of Petro Poroshenko) to fire prosecutor Viktor Shokin, who was investigating the company for corruption (a corruption investigation would have potentially ruined the company’s chance of being able to enter the American gas market).
After Vice President Joe Biden threatened to withhold $1 billion in funds to Ukraine unless Shokin was fired, “well, son of a bitch, he got fired.” Yet, when President Donald Trump went to inquire about this corruption and threatened to withhold funds to Kiev, he got impeached. How can you get impeached for doing the exact same thing that another American official did? Although some of Trump’s motivation may have been to hurt Biden’s reputation ahead of the election, he was also likely trying to root out corruption, whereas Biden seemingly engaged in quid pro quo to benefit his wallet and protect his son and a gas corporation. The double standard here is astounding, but what is equally disturbing is the fact that the corporate media is hardly covering this story, while it constantly presents reports on Trump’s indictments and impeachments.
Besides the politically-motivated trumped up charges by Soros-funded Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, Donald Trump is facing thirty-seven federal felony counts in relation to the FBI’s raid of Mar-a-Lago (Trump’s estate in Palm Beach, Florida), and thirty-one of these counts are pertaining to the mishandling of classified documents (“willful retention” under the Espionage Act) and should be dismissed, if Trump is to be treated fairly and along the same lines as Mike Pence, Hillary Clinton, and Joe Biden (classified documents were found in Biden’s garage and in his house and Washington office). The counts of obstruction of justice, hiding documents, and sharing classified information are a little trickier and may be what ends his political career (the jury is still out on that one, literally).
Pence was recently dismissed of charges for his similar deeds ahead of challenging Trump in the 2024 Republican primary and presidential race. Similarly, Hillary Clinton, who created false allegations of Trump’s collusion with Russia as a way to distract from her email scandal, was well-connected with the FBI, which followed the Clinton campaign’s conspiracy even though it had no evidence to launch the investigation. Clinton was never and will never be charged for the mishandling of classified documents, so again, we have a double standard, especially since Trump has already been indicted. Members of the politically-connected class and the elites can get away with anything, and it is hilarious when anti-Trumpers make the claim that nobody is above the law (really they mean Trump is not above the law, but politicians who are not Trump can and will get special treatment).
As secretary of state, Hillary Clinton was permitted to use a private email account under certain circumstances, but she broke the State Department’s rules when she used eight BlackBerry devices, which she later conveniently disposed of and prevented from reaching the FBI, on a private server to conduct official business (in her Chappaqua, New York home). After a hacker found that Clinton aide Sidney Blumenthal was sending official emails to a private account, an investigation found 30,490 work-related emails (of the total 62,320 emails on the server). However, the FBI determined that there were thousands of additional work-related emails that were deleted (perhaps as part of her private email dump) and never turned over to the FBI (the Bureau was able to recover 14,900 of them). All in all, roughly 2,000 emails were determined to have contained classified materials (a crime under the same Espionage Act that Trump is being indicted for), and it is considered a “felony to mishandle classified information either intentionally or in a grossly negligent way” and a “misdemeanor to knowingly remove classified information from appropriate systems or storage facilities”). If she disregarded her department’s policies and had classified materials on her phones, it would clearly fall under the “grossly negligent” category, and yet, she was not served the same type of indictment as Trump was for his thirty-one counts of having done similar deeds.
According to House Select Committee on Benghazi Chairman Trey Gowdy, Clinton intentionally wiped out the emails with a program called BleachBit, which deletes them permanently to where they can never be recovered. If she really had nothing to hide, why would she and her lawyers go through so much trouble to impede the investigation and purge those emails? Was she covering her corruption in the “pay-to-play” scheme of the Clinton Foundation? Either way, Trump is being indicted for obstruction of justice and hiding classified materials, and yet, Clinton gets off without a scratch for also trying to remove evidence from an investigation.
Former Director of the FBI James Comey stated that because she did not intentionally mishandle classified documents (though as stated above, this is not true) and her server was likely not hacked, there was no reason to indict her (even though he admitted that she potentially put national security at risk and that foreign actors may have breached her server’s defenses). Up until Trump, no president or high-ranking official had been charged for the mishandling of classified documents, but now that the Justice Department under Merrick Garland has the opportunity to eliminate the Democratic Party’s political enemy, we will start prosecuting such crimes.
When connecting the dots between this and the FBI’s willingness to go after Trump for the fake Russian collusion conspiracy theory, it seems more likely than not that certain forces (such as the Democratic Party) are using our web of bureaucracy as a political tool to keep certain individuals out of power. As I have argued previously, the FBI has become a secret police force under our authoritarian system that poses as a democracy. As far as I see it, either Trump gets acquitted immediately and is held to the same standard as others (I am fine with making a fresh start for everyone and not imprisoning any of the government officials), or we issue investigations and indict all of those who have mishandled classified documents (clean house and put all of them behind bars, Republicans and Democrats alike). You cannot cherry pick who you go after.
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