Comey’s Upcoming Senate Testimony Much Ado About Nothing

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Opinion Column by Stephen Lendman
Comey's Upcoming Senate Testimony Much Ado About Nothing

by Stephen Lendman

He'll testify in open Senate hearing about investigations into nonexistent Russia US election hacking and alleged improper Trump team connections to Russia.

Months of investigations found nothing – so what is there for Comey to explain? Democrats, media scoundrels and Republicans want Trump weakened, delegitimized and ousted from office.

Comey is a prop toward this objective, wanting him used to advance Trump's political demise, heading like a moving train in this direction.

His testimony is scheduled after the Memorial Day holiday weekend, Senate Intelligence Committee chairman Richard Burr (R. NC), saying:

"The Committee looks forward to receiving testimony from the former Director on his role in the development of the Intelligence Community Assessment on Russian interference in the 2016 US elections, and I am hopeful that he will clarify for the Amer
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The World’s Most Dangerous Secret Societies: The Illuminati, Freemasons, Bilderberg Group, Knights Templar, The Jesuits, Skull And Bones And Others

The World's Most Dangerous Secret Societies: The Illuminati, Freemasons, Bilderberg Group, Knights Templar, The Jesuits, Skull And Bones And Others

To some the name “secret society” conjures up an image of a shadowy and elite cabal meeting behind smoke-filled rooms, discussing tactics of world domination and manipulation straight out of the most far-fetched espionage thriller. To others, the image of secluded men (and occasionally women!) banding together in exotic garb to perform colorful ceremonies and impart hidden knowledge and fancy but incomprehensible titles upon one another springs to mind. But just how far-fetched and fanciful is the prospect of a secret society? Could it be that there walks among us, in any given echelon of the population, groups given to exercise inordinate amounts of power and influence over the rest of us? Could these exotic members-only clubs really pose such an immediate threat to our well-being that our very way of life is endangered? Well, quite frankly the disturbing answer to those particular questions are yes and yes. Right in our midst there absolutely exists clandestine organizations consisting of both men and women who wield a dangerous amount of influence and power over the entire world populace. In his book entitled “The World’s Most Dangerous Secret Societies” author James Jackson explores these dangerous secret organizations and its members; their beliefs, hidden agenda and their ultimate goal of a New World Order and world domination. Here are a few of some of the dangerous secret societies that will be thoroughly examined. • The Freemasons • The Illuminati • Skull And Bones • The Bilderberg Group • Council on Foreign Relations • The Trilateral Commission • The Society of Jesuits • The Committee of 300 • The Knights Templar And Much Much More…..

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Russian Special Forces in Syria

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Opinion Column by Stephen Lendman
Russian Special Forces in Syria

by Stephen Lendman

They've been active since Russia began combating terrorism in the country in September 2015 – greatly aiding Syrian and allied ground forces turn the tide of battle in many areas.

They're mainly involved in directing Russian aircraft to targets, according to General Alexander Dvornikov, commander of Moscow's Syria campaign.

Last year, he said "I am not going to conceal the fact that our (elite Spetsnaz) special operations forces (KSO) are working in the territory of Syria. They are doing reconnaissance checks prior to the Russian air strikes, heading the planes to targets in remote regions as well as fulfilling other special tasks."

They help "their Syrian colleagues plan and conduct" anti-terrorist operations, along with teaching them how to use Russian weapons.

They operate legally along with Russian aerial operations at the request of Assad's government.

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James Bond actor dead at 89

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Roger Moore, the suavely insouciant star of seven James Bond films, has died in Switzerland. He was 89.

The British actor died Tuesday after a short battle with cancer, according to a family statement posted on Moore's official Twitter account.

"We know our own love and admiration will be magnified many times over, across the world, by people who knew him for his films, his television shows and his passionate work for UNICEF, which he considered to be his greatest achievement," the statement said.

File – In this Sunday, Nov. 17, 1996 file photo, three of the actors who played James Bond, Timothy Dalton left, Roger Moore, center, and Pierce Brosnan, at a London cinema to celebrate the life of Albert R. "Cubby" Broccoli, the American film producer behind seventeen Bond movies. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)

Moore's relaxed style and sense of whimsy, which relied heavily on the arched eyebrow, seemed a commentary on the essential ridiculo
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Bitcoin Explodes Above $2400 After China Downgrade, Scaling Agreement Reached

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Following comments from DoubleLine's Jeff Gundlach tieing the surge in virtual currencies to the demise of China (right before that nation is downgraded), Bitcoin surged overnight, breaking above $2400 for the first time. It is now up over 150% year-to-date.

Bitcoin is up fopr the 26th day in the last 29 sessions, doubling in price in that period…

Wednesday's gain comes after a bitcoin scaling agreement was reached by the Digital Currency Group, representing 56 companies in 21 countries, at the Consensus 2017 conference in New York, which reduced some of the fears surrounding the so-called 'hard fork' in Bitcoin's code. The agreement states:

"We agree to immediately support the following parallel upgrades to the bitcoin protocol, which will be deployed simultaneously and based on the original Segwit2Mb proposal:

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Joe Lieberman “No Longer Being Considered” For FBI Director: Report

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Just days after it was reported that the frontrunner to replace James Comey as head of the FBI was career democrat Joe Lieberman, it now appears that Trump has gotten cold feet about installing a career democrat as head of an agency that has become rather "sensitive" for the White House in recent weeks, and according to CNN the team tasked by Trump with finding a new director for the FBI "is resetting its search" with Reuters reporting that according to CNN, Joe Lieberman is "no longer being considered for FBI director."

As we reported previously, Trump last week said that he was "very close" to choosing a new FBI director to replace James Comey, and that Joe Lieberman had emerged as a "frontrunner." But, as CNN reported on Wednesday, "Trump has since decided he wants to see a broader range of candidates for the job, the official said." One potential reason as discussed yesterday, is that Lieberman is a partner at the same
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Trump Meets Pope – Nothing Crazy Happens

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News Story Source:, Tyler Durden
"Thank you. I won't forget what you said," Trump told Pope Francis, before leaving the Pope's private study after a half-hour private meeting.

As CNN reports, neither Trump nor the Pope revealed what their conversation entailed and neither the White House nor the Vatican offered any immediate clues, leaving those curious about the first meeting between the two starkly different world leaders thirsting for more. In a statement, the Vatican said only that the two men discussed "the promotion of peace in the world through political negotiation and interreligious dialogue" and homed in on the need to protect Christians in the Middle East.

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UK Police Launch Massive Manhunt For Accomplices Of Manchester Suicide Bomber

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News Story Source:, Tyler Durden
Part of yesterday's hike in the UK risk threat assessment is the fear that Abedi could have been working as part of a group of accomplices with possible links to militant groups who have the competence to plot and execute suicide bombings.

"The question is: Was he acting alone or was he part of a network of others who want to kill. That is what the investigation is focusing on," a source told Reuters adding that "the concern is that there may be others out there who helped him to make the bomb. Making a bomb of this sort requires a certain level of expertise and competence," the source said.

At an afternoon press conference, Manchester Chief Constable Ian Hopkins said it is clear "this is a network we are investigating." He declined to give any further details on the investigation.

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Trump Praises Despotic Bahraini Police State

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Opinion Column by Stephen Lendman
Trump Praises Despotic Bahraini Regime

by Stephen Lendman

Despotic Bahraini authorities terrorize majority Shias in a Sunni-run state, along with anyone challenging their ruthlessness.

During a photo-op session with king Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa in Riyadh last weekend, Trump said "(o)ur countries have a wonderful relationship together…(T)here won't be strain with this administration."

During his Sunday Muslim world address, he assured despotic regimes participating that "our friends will never question our support."

Bahraini authorities took his remarks to mean he'll look the other way no matter how harshly they crack down on resisters.

On Tuesday, they launched a deadly raid against nonviolent regime critics, following the wrongful sentencing of Sheikh Isa Qasim, Bahrain's leading Shia cleric, killing at least five, injuring others, arresting and detaining hundreds.

An interior ministry statement c
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The Last 10 Years The U.S. Economy Has Grown At EXACTLY The Same Rate As It Did During The 1930s…

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News Story Source:, By Michael Snyder
In this article, I am going to show you that the average rate of growth for the U.S. economy over the past 10 years is exactly equal to the average rate that the U.S. economy grew during the 1930s.  Perhaps this fact shouldn't be that surprising, because we already knew that Barack Obama was the only president in the entire history of the United States not to have a single year when the economy grew by at least 3 percent.  Of course the mainstream media continues to push the perception that the U.S. economy is in "recovery mode", but the truth is that this current era has far more in common with the Great Depression than it does with times of great economic prosperity.

Earlier today I came across an article about President Trump's new budget from Fox News, and in this article the author makes a startling claim…

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