“2016 Presidential Election Investigation” – Google News: AP Sources: Jeffrey Epstein arrested in NY on sex charges – KATU

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AP Sources: Jeffrey Epstein arrested in NY on sex charges  KATU

NEW YORK (AP) — Wealthy financier and registered sex offender Jeffrey Epstein was arrested Saturday in New York on sex-trafficking charges involving …

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1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (197 sites): “Comey” – Google News: Sources: Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein accused of sex trafficking minors – WKMG News 6 & ClickOrlando

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Sources: Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein accused of sex trafficking minors  WKMG News 6 & ClickOrlando

Florida-based billionaire Jeffrey Epstein has been indicted on new charges related to alleged sex crimes involving minors, law enforcement sources told CNN …

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1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (197 sites): Palmer Report: SDNY arrests Donald Trump’s friend Jeffrey Epstein for sex trafficking, and all hell breaks loose

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Multiple major news outlets are reporting tonight that the FBI and federal prosecutors at the SDNY arrested Jeffrey Epstein tonight on charges of sex trafficking of minors. This is sending major shockwaves for a few reasons – not the least of which is that he’s an old friend of Donald Trump. There are clues that this whole thing may be heading in Trump’s direction.


Former prosecutor Alexander Acosta previously gave Jeffrey Epstein a ridiculously lenient plea deal to avoid child molestation charges. Donald Trump then appointed Acosta to be his Secretary of Labor, causing observers to ask if Trump did this as a reward for protecting his friend Epstein. In any case the SDNY has managed to work around this bad plea deal by hitting Epstein with new charges, as he was allegedly trafficking the underage women across state lines – hence tonight’s sex trafficking charges. One detail jumps off the page.



The Daily Beast says that the new Epstein case is being handled by the Public Corruption Unit of the SDNY. To be clear, that only happens when a public official is somehow involved in the case. Former FBI Assistant Director Frank Figliuzzi tweeted that we should all “Watch for the current Secretary of Labor; Watch for why this is being handled by the Public Corruption section at SDNY.”




This of course leads to a number of scenarios. If Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta is indeed the public official involved in this new case against Jeffrey Epstein, it wouldn’t simply be because Acosta gave out an absurd plea deal; that in and of itself would not be a criminal act. Acosta would only be a target if he allegedly did something specifically corrupt in exchange for giving the plea deal. That said, we don’t know for sure that it’s Acosta; that answer should come on Monday, when the case is presented in court.


It’ll be bad enough for Donald Trump if his Secretary of Labor is a target in a criminal case involving an alleged sex trafficker. It’ll be far worse for Trump if it turns out he was involved in Acosta’s decision to let Jeffrey Epstein off the hook. There are also longtime unconfirmed rumors across social media that Trump was involved in Epstein’s alleged sex crimes; we don’t need to tell you how bad that would be for Trump. In any case, look for everyone involved to scramble and panic between now and Monday.

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Trump Investigations, Middle East, and Israel from Michael_Novakhov (17 sites): “israel and germany” – Google News: Iran to increase uranium enrichment to 5% – Arutz Sheva

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Iran to increase uranium enrichment to 5%  Arutz Sheva

Iran will officially announce on Sunday that it is violating nuclear deal by increasing uranium enrichment to 5%.

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Merkel Seeks to Reassure Western Balkans On EU, Stresses ‘Strategic Interest’

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel sought to reassure Western Balkan nations that support for their membership in the European Union remains strong, stressing that it is in the bloc’s “strategic interest” to bring in the new members.

Merkel told a Western Balkan summit in Poznan, Poland, on Friday that concerns expressed by French President Emmanuel Macron that the countries’ governance mechanisms become more efficient should not delay accession talks.

“I share President Macron’s view that the EU’s working mechanisms must be improved,” she said. “I don’t see that as an abandonment of the accession talks.”

She added that the accession process for Balkan nations aspiring for membership — Albania, Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo and North Macedonia — was sufficiently lengthy to allow time for improvements to be made.

North Macedonia hailed

Speaking at a news conference as the summit concluded, Merkel singled out North Macedonia’s “courage” in trying to overcome divisive issues with its neighbors, especially a dispute over its name with Greece.

Athens opposed the country’s use of the name Macedonia, saying it implied territorial designs on the Greek province of the same name. A compromise was reached, leading Skopje to change the country’s name to North Macedonia.

“That was a huge step. We waited for years for this step and we are very relieved,” Merkel said.

“I look optimistically toward the autumn” for the opening of membership talks, she added.

Last month, EU member states postponed until October a decision on whether to open accession talks with North Macedonia and Albania, amid resistance from some bloc members, including France and the Netherlands.

The latest EU strategy for the region suggests membership for Montenegro and Serbia by 2025, but officials have said that goal is “extremely ambitious.”

FILE – Polish President Andrzej Duda speaks during a news conference at the White House, June 12, 2019, in Washington.

Polish President Andrzej Duda, who hosted the Poznan summit, criticized the EU for delaying accession talks with Albania and North Macedonia and urged the bloc to offer the Balkan states a clear path toward EU membership.

The Balkan states should not be asked to participate in a race “where they cannot see the finish line,” Duda said Friday.

Some EU leaders worry that too many delays on the EU’s part could allow Russia, Turkey and China to increase their influence in the region.

“Russia has used a variety of instruments to exercise — often pernicious — influence in the region,” the Balkans in Europe Policy Advisory Group said in a report last month.

This article contains material from AP, Reuters and dpa.


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mikenov on Twitter: Residents found billionaire Chris Cline’s helicopter overturned in water near the Bahamas – CNN (Top stories -…) michael_novakhov.newsblur.com/story/resident…

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Residents found billionaire Chris Cline’s helicopter overturned in water near the Bahamas – CNN (Top stories -…) michael_novakhov.newsblur.com/story/resident…


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Residents found billionaire Chris Cline’s helicopter overturned in water near the Bahamas – CNN

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Residents found billionaire Chris Cline’s helicopter overturned in water near the Bahamas – CNN

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GOP senators urge Trump to reject Iran’s ‘nuclear blackmail,’ seek to ‘snapback’ sanctions at the UN – Fox News

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Bahamas police were told billionaire Cline was on helicopter | News

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NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Billionaire coal entrepreneur Chris Cline, who worked his way out of West Virginia’s underground mines to amass a fortune and become a major Republican donor, was killed in a helicopter crash along with six other Americans, his lawyer’s office confirmed on Friday.

Cline and his 22-year-old daughter Kameron were on board the aircraft when it went down Thursday, said Joe Carey, a spokesman for attorney Brian Glasser, who planned to issue a family statement later Friday.

Leaders of industry, government and academics in West Virginia eulogized Cline as a coal industry visionary and a generous giver.

“He was a very farsighted entrepreneur,” said Bill Raney, president of the West Virginia Coal Association. “Chris was just one of those folks who had the Midas touch.”

Forbes estimated his fortune at $1.8 billion this year. Cline donated heavily to President Donald Trump and other Republicans. Federal records show he gave the president’s inaugural committee $1 million in 2017 and spread thousands more to conservative groups as well as committees representing prominent Republicans such as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio.

Bahamas Police Supt. Shanta Knowles told The Associated Press that they began searching when police received a report from Florida that Cline’s helicopter failed to arrive in Fort Lauderdale as expected on Thursday.

The bodies of the four women and three men were recovered and taken to the capital in Nassau to be officially identified, Knowles said. The helicopter was still in the water, and based on preliminary information, she did not believe there had been a distress call before it went down.

A Royal Bahamas Police Force statement said authorities and local residents found the crash site two miles off Big Grand Cay, group of private islands Cline owned.

Knowles said that preliminary information suggests there was no distress call before it went down. The helicopter was still in the water Friday, and She said a specialized ship was coming from Florida with equipment to pull the helicopter from the water.

Aviation safety investigators in the Bahamas are working to determine the cause, said Jaime Nixon, an aviation safety analyst for the Air Accident Investigation Department of the Bahamas. The Bahamas Civil Aviation Authority told the Federal Aviation Administration that the Augusta AW139 helicopter was located in the water at about 7 p.m. on Thursday.

Cline started in the coal industry at 22 years old, working in an underground mine in southern West Virginia, as his father and grandfather did, according to a biography on one of his companies’ websites.

He quickly moved into management roles and soon formed his own energy development company, the Cline Group, which grew into one of the country’s top coal producers.

West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice tweeted that he “lost a very close friend” in Cline, “a WV superstar.”

“Chris Cline built an empire and on every occasion was always there to give. What a wonderful, loving, and giving man,” Justice tweeted.

Cline also donated $5 million to support West Virginia’s Marshall University Sports Medicine Institute and another $3.5 million for the school’s athletics foundation.

“Our hearts are heavy,” said Marshall University President Jerome A. Gilbert. “Chris’s generosity to our research and athletics programs has made a mark on Marshall University and our students for many years to come.”


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‘Wonderful man and great Republican’: Chris Cline dies in helicopter crash | World news

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The coal tycoon Chris Cline, a major Republican donor, has died in a helicopter crash outside Big Grand Cay, a string of islands he owned in the Bahamas.

In tweets, Donald Trump expressed sympathy for the loss of a “great businessman and energy expert” and said Cline was “a wonderful man and great Republican!”

Cline and his 22-year-old daughter, Kameron, were on board the aircraft with five others when it went down on Thursday, a spokesman for Cline’s attorney Brian Glasser said on Friday.

The death of the 60-year-old magnate led to eulogies from industry leaders, government officials and academics, who described Cline as a visionary generous with his $1.8bn fortune.

Bill Raney, president of the West Virginia Coal Association, said Cline began working in the mines of southern West Virginia at a young age, rising through the ranks of his father’s company. He formed his own energy development business, the Cline Group, which grew into one of the country’s top coal producers.

When he thought mining in the Appalachian region was drying up, he bought reserves in the Illinois Basin in a smart investment in high sulfur coal, according to the website of Missouri-based Foresight Energy, a company he formed.

Cline sold most of his interest in Foresight for $1.4bn and then put $150m into a metallurgical coal mine in Nova Scotia, according to a 2017 Forbes article titled Chris Cline Could Be The Last Coal Tycoon Standing.

The piece captured his opulence: a mansion in West Virginia with a manmade lake big enough to waterski on and a white stallion stud name Fabio. A gun collection so deep federal officials would take stock once a month. A 200ft yacht called Mine Games.

In the piece, Cline defended coal and waved off some scientific evidence for climate change.

“People deserve the cheapest energy they can get,” he said. “Tell the poor in India and China that they don’t deserve to have reliable, affordable electricity.”

To that effect, he also spoke about solar panels, wind turbines and Tesla batteries on Big Grand Cay, saying: “Where it makes sense, I’m absolutely for it.”

He gave Trump’s inaugural committee $1m and shared thousands more with conservative groups and Republican figures such as Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell and the Florida senator Marco Rubio, according to federal records.

Cline gave at least $8.5m to Marshall University in West Virginia.

“Our hearts are heavy,” said Marshall’s president, Jerome A Gilbert. “Chris’s generosity to our research and athletics programs has made a mark on Marshall University and our students for many years to come.”

Authorities began searching for the helicopter after police received a report from Florida that it failed to arrive in Fort Lauderdale as expected on Thursday, Bahamas police superintendent Shanta Knowles said.

The bodies of four women and three men were taken to the Bahamian capital, Nassau, said Delvin Major, chief investigator for the Bahamas’ Air Accident Investigation Department. The Augusta AW139 helicopter was still in the water. Major did not believe there had been a distress call. The cause of the crash was undetermined, officials said.

A Royal Bahamas police force statement said authorities and locals found the aircraft two miles off Big Grand Cay, which Cline bought in 2014.

Big Grand Cay comprises about 213 acres over about half a dozen narrow islands. Real estate agent John Christie, who sold the land, said it was developed by the late Robert Abplanalp, inventor of the modern aerosol spray valve and a friend of Richard Nixon. The property became known as an escape for the disgraced president in the 1970s.


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“Conspiracy Against US” – Google News: Right-wing groups rally at Freedom Plaza amid heavy D.C. police presence to prevent violence – The Washington Post

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Right-wing groups rally at Freedom Plaza amid heavy D.C. police presence to prevent violence  The Washington Post

Right-wing activists began rallying at Freedom Plaza in downtown Washington Saturday morning, where they were met with a heavy police presence as they …

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