Former Mueller Probe Witness Indicted For Child Sex Trafficking | Zero Hedge


Some of the charges stem from a search of Nader’s iPhones that was conducted in April 2018, when he was detained and questioned by agents on behalf of Mueller after arriving at Dulles Airport.

It’s unclear what Nader told Mueller, though it’s believed his testimony pertained to actions by Erik Prince, the Blackwater founder and brother of Betsy Devoes, who Mueller alleged met with an ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Seychelles around the time of Trump’s inauguration. It was alleged that Prince was trying to set up a “back channel” to Trump. Nader is allegedly an emissary of the UAE.

Soon after the images were discovered, prosecutors reportedly filed a criminal complaint against Nader over the images, but they kept the charges under seal, and Nader’s lawyers were never informed of his impending arrest all the while that he continued to cooperate with the Mueller probe.

That means that Mueller kept a suspected child abuser and pornographer on the streets while it used him as a witness. And now that Nader is no longer useful, he is finally being charged.

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Gold Surges After Trump Nominates Gold Standard Advocate Judy Shelton To Fed Board | Zero Hedge

Money is meant to serve as a reliable unit of account and store of value across borders and through time. It’s entirely reasonable to ask whether this might be better assured by linking the supply of money and credit to gold or some other reference point as opposed to relying on the judgment of a dozen or so monetary officials meeting eight times a year to set interest rates. A linked system could allow currency convertibility by individuals (as under a gold standard) or foreign central banks (as under Bretton Woods). Either way, it could redress inflationary pressures.

Judy Shelton is author of the 1998 book Money Meltdown; and previously she had concluded that “Central bankers, and their defenders, have proven less than omniscient.”

 

Source: Gold Surges After Trump Nominates Gold Standard Advocate Judy Shelton To Fed Board | Zero Hedge

US Retailers With $1.5 Trillion In Sales Demand An Antitrust Probe Of Amazon And Google | Zero Hedge


RILA also raised concerns about how Amazon and Google support their products over other retailers on their platforms, collect data about competitors, and support the spread of counterfeit goods. It should be “quite concerning to the commission that Amazon and Google control the majority of all internet product search, and can very easily affect whether and how price and product information reaches consumers,” the trade group wrote.

The Trump administration has recently increased antitrust scrutiny of Amazon and Google could have a significant impact on the sector, even if charges are not brought.

FTC has claimed oversight of probes of Facebook and Amazon, while the DOJ will examine Google and Apple. Separately, the House Judiciary’s antitrust subcommittee started an antitrust investigation into the technology industry last month.

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Moment of Clarity: Truth VS. Puppy Purging: Where Do YOU Get Your News?

TRC contributor, Lee Camp

We’re in the middle of an all-out information war.  Propaganda and mistruths are thrown around like hamburger helper in a food fight.  The only way to fight the steady stream of bullshit is to know the truth, to have the facts, to grasp the reality.  But where do you go to do that??
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TRC Founder, Gabrielle Price

 

BBC Does It Again: “In The Absence Of A Credible Plan We Will Have A Global Financial Meltdown In Two To Three Weeks” / IMF Advisor

[Guest post from Zerohedge’s Tyler Durden.  This is a site that has continually kept a finger on the pulse of the market – as savvy as they are, they see how it now behaves like a wild animal and to that end, realize what is normal/abnormal and also unprecedented.  Their traffic has grown exponentially over the course of the last few months and when this post was listed as top story today – the link would not post a preview, nor would the link properly function (in fact, it jumped to Obama’s jobs speech post, incredulously).  In the spirit of sharing much needed information – I present it here, unedited. ~ G]
A week after the BBC exploded Alessio Rastani to the stage, it has just done it all over again.  In an interview with IMF advisor Robert Shapiro, the bailout expert has pretty much said what, once again, is on everyone’s mind: “If they can not address [the financial crisis] in a credible way I believe within perhaps 2 to 3 weeks we will have a meltdown in sovereign debt which will produce a meltdown across the European banking system.  We are not just talking about a relatively small Belgian bank, we are talking about the largest banks in the world, the largest banks in Germany, the largest banks in France, that will spread to the United Kingdom, it will spread everywhere because the global financial system is so interconnected.  All those banks are counterparties to every significant bank in the United States, and in Britain, and in Japan, and around the world.  This would be a crisis that would be in my view more serrious than the crisis in 2008…. What we don’t know the state of credit default swaps held by banks against sovereign debt and against European banks, nor do we know the state of CDS held by British banks, nor are we certain of how certain the exposure of British banks is to the Ireland sovereign debt problems.”
But no, Morgan Stanley does, or so they swear an unlimited number of times each day.  And they say not to worry about anything because, you see, it is not like they have any upside in telling anyone the truth.  Which is why for everyone hung up on the latest rumor of a plan about a plan about a plan spread by a newspaper whose very viability is tied in with that of the banks that pay for its advertising revenue, we have one thing to ask: “show us the actual plan please.”  Because it is easy to say “recapitalize” this, and “bad bank” that.  In practice, it is next to impossible.  So yes, ladies and gentlemen, enjoy this brief relief rally driven by the fact that China is offline for the week and that the persistent source of overnight selling on Chinese “hard/crash landing” concerns has been gone simply due to an extended national holiday.  Well, that holiday is coming to an end.
By the way, Reuters, Shapiro is not a Yes Man – we’ll spare you the ruminations.