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✔ Treasury Employee Charged With Unlawfully Leaking Manafort Financial Reports


Treasury Employee Charged With Unlawfully Leaking Manafort Financial Reports
Oct 17, 2018

The United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York announced on Wednesday, Oct. 17, the arrest of a senior adviser at the Treasury Department's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, or FinCEN, accused of leaking Suspicious Activity Reports related to former Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort, Trump campaign official Richard Gates, the Russian Embassy and accused Russian agent Mariia Butina.

Natalie Mayflower Sours Edwards, 40, of Quinton, Virginia, is charged with one count of unauthorized disclosure of suspicious activity reports, or SARs, and one count of conspiracy to make unauthorized disclosures of suspicious activity reports, both of which carry a maximum sentence of five years in prison.

Edwards was arrested on Tuesday, and at that time was in possession of a flash drive that appears "to be the flash drive on which she saved the unlawfully disclosed SARs, and a cellphone containing numerous communications over an encrypted application in which she transmitted SARs and other sensitive government information" to a reporter, federal law enforcement officials said.

U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman said Edwards "betrayed her position of trust by repeatedly disclosing highly sensitive information contained in Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) to an individual not authorized to receive them."

SARs are filed confidentially by banks and other financial institutions to alert law enforcement to potentially illegal transactions and are not documents available to the public.
It is a federal crime to disclose them outside of one's official duties, Berman said.

Edwards reportedly leaked confidential documents relating to Manafort and others to a reporter from digital media company BuzzFeed, according to Reuters.

Large Funds Support Move to Force Zuckerberg to Step Down as Facebook's Chairman


Large Funds Support Move to Force Zuckerberg to Step Down as Facebook's Chairman
Tony Owusu
Oct 17, 2018

Several public funds with holdings in Facebook Inc. (FB) are unhappy with the company's leadership and have backed a shareholder proposal to have Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg give up his chairmanship role.

The original proposal was filed by Trillium Asset Management in June and on Wednesday, the New York City comptroller, as well as the state treasurers of Rhode Island, Illinois, and Pennsylvania added themselves to it.

The proposal has not been filed yet, though, as shareholders have until a December 14 deadline to officially file.

Zuckerberg's position at the company he helped start is not in much actual jeopardy, thanks to the 59.9% of Facebook's voting shares that he owns.
The special class of stock that Zuckerberg owns gives him a 10 votes for every share he owns, compared to just one for the average Facebook shareholder.

Wednesday's proposal isn't the first time shareholders have challenged the leadership structure at Facebook.

Last year, 31% of shares not owned by Zuckerberg voted to back a shareholder proposal that would have separated the CEO and chairman roles at the company.


Qatar demands release of Four Qataris disappeared in Saudi Arabia


Qatar demands release of four Qataris disappeared in Saudi Arabia
Oct 15 2018
Fate of four Qatari nationals forcibly disappeared in Saudi Arabia since last year is still unknown, rights group says.

A Qatari human rights group is demanding Saudi Arabia disclose the whereabouts of four Qatari citizens who were forcibly disappeared in the neighbouring kingdom in separate cases since May last year.

The Doha-based National Human Rights Committee (NHRC) issued a statement on Sunday, saying it is holding the Saudi government responsible for the fate for the missing nationals, added it had "grave concerns" about the four.

NHRC chairman Ali bin Samikh al-Marri asked the United Nations' Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances to send a mission to investigate the cases.

"What the Saudi authorities are doing towards Qatari nationals is shameful and inhumane," he said. "It will leave a major psychological mark on future generations," he added.

The public display of brutality & disappearing & murder by the Saudis is why anyone who stepped on the Trump train can never get off.

Warning shots have loudly been sent out to anyone thinking of betraying the Trump/Saudi Regimes.



CEO Jamie Dimon announced JPMorgan Chase is withdrawing from upcoming investment conference in Saudi


Not one to give credit to JP Morgan Chase but it appears:

Oct 15
Replying to @politvidchannel
Seems even rich folks fear being chopped up into fish bait. Go figure.

From Twitter Link

Pappadopolous & Mnuchin rushed right over, however

PELOSI: " if Dems take back the House in the midterms, The First Thing They Will do is Pass Campaign


From the Twitter Link

Its a necessary start, among many others.
Strip the GOP Foreign & Dark Money from their hands, then begin reversing the damage

Thank You Leader Pelosi. THANK YOU!

"Des Moines Register Which Leans Conservative Just Endorsed ALL DEMOCRATS


More From the Twitter Link

From the DesMoine Register:

〰️ Rep Joe Kennedy lll "The Trump Economy-Corporate Profits vs Wages" ( Graph)


From Twitter Link, some great replies

Trump Admin (Stephen Miller) plots new scheme to rip immigrant families apart


There is no end to Trump's cruelty.

Trump’s family separation policy was an unmitigated moral catastrophe — so naturally, the Trump White House is talking about reviving it.

The White House is actively considering plans that could again separate parents and children at the U.S.-Mexico border,” reports the Washington Post.

The move to reintroduce a policy former CIA Director General Michael Hayden compared to Nazi Germany comes from Stephen Miller, one of Trump’s most viciously racist and anti-immigrant advisers.

Miller has so much contempt for immigrants that he once attacked the Statue of Liberty. His fringe xenophobic views are so reprehensible, even his own family has condemned him for them

According to the Post, there have been several high-level meetings at the White House about bringing back the cruel policy with only a few minor tweaks.

One option would be to detain parents with children for the legally allowed 20-day limit, and then force parents to make a heart-wrenching decision:
Remain together as a family in a government detention facility for months or years waiting for their immigration case to move forward, or volunteer to be separated from their child so that other relatives or guardians in the United States can seek custody.

The original policy, which drew massive protests and generated worldwide condemnation in the summer of 2018, introduced the world to the term “tender age facilities,” the euphemistic term used to describe baby jails.


Goldman Sachs' DINA POWELL top contender to replace Nikki Haley at the UN


Who Is Dina Powell

Dina Powell was born Dina Habib in Cairo, Egypt in 1973.

When Powell was four, her Coptic Christian parents moved the family to Dallas, Texas,
where her father worked as a bus driver and both parents ran a convenience store while their daughter attended a private all-girls school.

Powell got her first taste of politics while studying at the University of Texas at Austin, where she worked as an aide to a Texas state senator. She deferred law school to work for Republicans on Capitol Hill and, in 2003, joined President George W. Bush's administration, where she served in top jobs in the White House and the State Department.

In 2007, Powell transitioned into the private sector, running Goldman Sachs' philanthropic efforts, including the company's 10,000 Women initiative, which seeks to empower female small business owners in developing countries.

Shortly after the election, Ivanka Trump, the president's eldest daughter and adviser, sought out Powell for advice on international women's empowerment programming and shortly after Powell, an Arabic speaker, became a White House economic adviser and top national security aide, helping lead Middle East policy.

She was unique among President Donald Trump's advisers as a rare Bush administration veteran friendly with top Democrats, including some of former President Barack Obama's senior aides, but left the Trump administration last January to return to Goldman Sachs in a senior role and as a member of the company's management committee.

After Nikki Haley, Trump's ambassador to the UN, announced on Tuesday that she will be leaving the administration by the end of the year, Powell was reported to be a top candidate to replace her.
Sources close to the administration told Politico on Tuesday that the White House had reached out to Powell to offer her the job, but that she asked for time to consider it.

Powell in the Bush White House

At 29, Powell joined the Bush administration as the youngest-ever White House personnel director, overseeing 4,000 hirings and a staff of 35.

In 2005, as the administration attempted to improve relations with the Middle East, Bush made Powell assistant secretary of state for educational and cultural affairs. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice expanded Powell's responsibilities, charging her with developing public-private partnerships to create jobs in places like Lebanon.

Powell was the highest-ranking Arab-American in the Bush administration and became a key adviser to Rice, who has called her "one of the most capable people I know."
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