Americans have been ‘brainwashed’ to believe Russia has taken over their country – Max Blumenthal

We’re seeing more and more congressional Democrats attempting to push the concept of Russian collusion onto the American electorate. I am just challenging it because it is a dangerous narrative, Max Blumenthal, American author and journalist, told RT….

Dark web marketplaces AlphaBay and Hansa shut down

Two of the largest dark web marketplaces have been shut down following a “landmark” international law enforcement investigation.

The AlphaBay and Hansa sites had been associated with the trade in illicit items such as drugs, weapons, malware and stole…

College student avoids suspension after grading and posting ex-girlfriend’s apology note to Twitter

A college student who faced suspension after tweeting an apology letter from his ex-girlfriend, which he ‘graded’ for errors, has successfully appealed the penalty. What was supposed to be a joke turned out to be much more than the man bargained for.

Oil and the Global Conflict

Oil prices remain below $50 per barrel. Saudi Arabia and its longtime ally Qatar are now clashing. The situation on the Korean Peninsula is intensifying. The USA is being more and more hostile to China, while Venezuela faces an internal crisis.

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Samantha Power emerges as central figure in House investigation over “unmasking” leaks to press

Last week Fox News reported that more senior Barack Obama officials are thought to be involved in the unmasking of Donald Trump and his associates during the 2016 presidential election.

As the mainstream media foams at the mouth over “fake crime” Tru…

Kremlin refutes reports of a Putin-Trump secret meeting

The Kremlin says media reports stating that US President Donald Trump held a second “secret” meeting with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin during G20 summit displays a lack of understanding and has prompted astonishment in Moscow.

“The use …

Clintons facilitated Haiti project donor sham, defrauding the US out of millions for a project that never happened

A federal agency rushed to approve funding for a Clinton donor’s sham Haiti recovery project that ended up defrauding the U.S. government out of millions, according to court transcripts and internal government documents obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.

Miami businessman Claudio Osorio, who is currently serving 12 years in federal prison on fraud charges, leveraged his relationship with Bill and Hillary Clinton to help his company InnoVida obtain a $10 million loan from the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) for a Haiti housing project in 2010. OPIC is an independent government agency that submits its annual budget requests through the State Department and works closely with the agency.

Bill Clinton helped arrange for a high-powered Florida law firm to represent Osorio during loan negotiations with OPIC, according to court testimony. An internal OPIC memo said Hillary Clinton was prepared to marshal State Department resources to assist with the donor’s project.

InnoVida was supposed to use the funding to build houses in Haiti after the earthquake, but it defaulted on the loan and the homes were never built.

After InnoVida went bankrupt in 2011, a court-appointed investigator said it appeared that over $30 million of its funds had been diverted to foreign bank accounts and were not retrievable.

Osorio was later accused of using the company to run a Ponzi-like scheme, bilking government and private investors out of a collective $40 million and using their money to fund his lavish lifestyle—making payments on his Miami Beach mansion, buying a Maserati and maintaining his Colorado ski chalet. He pleaded guilty to wire fraud and money laundering in 2013.