counsel Robert Mueller’s office is investigating a $150,000 donation a
Ukrainian businessman made to President Donald Trump’s charity in 2015,
according to a new report. The donation, from steel magnate Victor
Pinchuk, pales in comparison to contributions he gave to the charity
established by Bill and Hillary Clinton. The billionaire has
contributed $13 million to the Clinton Foundation since 2006 and had
access to Hillary Clinton while she served as secretary of state.
Mueller is not investigating the Clintons. Instead, he is conducting a
broad investigation of Trump, including the flow of foreign money into
various Trump-controlled entities. Mueller began investigating the
Pinchuk donation after receiving documents in response to a subpoena
issued to the Trump Organization — the real estate company Trump ran
before entering politics.
In September 2015, Trump appeared
via video link at a conference Pinchuk hosted in Kiev. Trump’s personal
attorney, Michael Cohen, negotiated details of the event with Douglas
Schoen, a former consultant for Bill Clinton, according to The New York Times.
did not initially request payment for the appearance, but Cohen
contacted Schoen at one point to request a $150,000 honorarium, The
In a seemingly unrelated matter, the FBI raided Cohen’s
Manhattan office and residence on Monday. The search was reportedly
conducted for records related to Cohen’s payments to Stormy Daniels, a
porn star claiming to have had an affair with Trump in 2006.
Victor Pinchuk Foundation issued a statement to The Times, downplaying
the donation to Trump. The charity reached out to Trump and other world
leaders in order to “promote strengthened and enduring ties between Ukraine and the West,” it said. Contact with Trump was made at a time when “it was by no means assured that Mr. Trump would be the Republican nominee in 2016,” the foundation pointed out. Pinchuk appears to have had a much closer relationship to the Clintons.
June 2012, the billionaire attended a dinner at the Clintons’
residence. And through Schoen, Pinchuk lobbied the State Department in
2011 and 2013. Documents filed with the Justice Department show Schoen
and Pinchuk met on several occasions in 2012 with Melanne Verveer, a
close Clinton associate who then served as an ambassador-at-large for
global women’s issues.
On Saturday 01.20.2018 Attorney Orly Taitz, President of Defend Our
Freedoms Foundation, suddenly received a consent for production of
information, which was requested 5 years ago. FOIA response re social security numbers For the past 10 years attorney Orly Taitz fought for transparency in the government and end to corruption.
relation to Obamacare, Taitz provided the government with a 200 page
file showing how individuals without a Social Security number or ones
using a stolen Social Security number can get Obamacare health
insurance, which is paid by the US taxpayers. This leads to increase in
premiums and deductibles. Taitz was seeking documentary evidence
showing how Social Security numbers of recipients are being verified in
ACA Obamacare. Current release of documents, which will start within
days, will help to clean up Obamacare fraud and will save the taxpayers
billions of dollars.
Additionally, with the start of
Obamacare, it was reported that Mr. Obama applied for Obamacare on line
and his application was rejected. Subsequently, he dispatched his aide,
who hand delivered the application to the Washington DC ACA exchange,
where the rejection was manually overridden and Obamacare policy was
issued for Barack Obama.
Originally, the media claimed that this
happened because the Social Security number of Barack Obama was sealed.
Taitz submitted an FOIA request to the Washington DC ACA, requesting
documentation which would show that the Social Security number of Barack
Obama was sealed. Taitz got a response from Washington DC ACA, stating
that Barack Obama’s Social Security number was not sealed. FOIA Response Washington DC Exchange.
provided several government agencies with a 150 page file showing why
the original application was rejected. The evidence included the
unredacted tax returns, which Mr. Obama originally posted on White
House.gov. (subsequently those tax returns were redacted).
Those tax returns showed Barack Obama using a Connecticut Social
Security number xxx-xx-4425. Since Obama was never a resident of
Connecticut, there is no legitimate reason for him to have a CT SSN.
Later, this number was traced to records of Harrison J. Bounel, who
resided originally in Bronx, NY and later believed to have resided in
nearby Connecticut. Mr. Obama was repeatedly requested to explain to
the public, why he is using a CT Social Security number, why doesn’t he
have a valid Social Security number from the state of Hawaii, where he
Mr. Obama never responded and never provided any
explanation. This matter is still under investigation by a number of
government agencies. As Obama appointees are being gradually replaced by
Trump appointees, more information, more documentation to FOIA
requests, more answers are expected.
Taitz will start
releasing information to the media and to the public at large in
batches, as the information will start arriving from the CMS HHS.
A company whose president is “best friends” with Chelsea Clinton
received more than $11 million in contracts over the last decade from a
highly secretive Department of Defense think tank, but to date, the
group lacks official federal approval to handle classified materials,
according to sensitive documents TheDCNF was allowed to review.
Jacqueline Newmyer, the president of a company called the Long Term
Strategy Group, has over the last 10 years received numerous Defense
Department contracts from a secretive think tank called Office of Net
The Office of Net Assessment is so sensitive, the specialized think
tank is housed in the Office of the Secretary of Defense and reports
directly to the secretary. To date, the Long Term Strategy Group has
received $11.2 million in contracts, according to
USAspending,gov, a government database of federal contracts. But after
winning a decade of contracts from the Office of Net Assessment, the
federal agency is only now in the process of granting clearance to the
company. Long Term Strategy Group never operated a secure room on their
premises to handle classified materials, according to the Defense
Security Service, a federal agency that approves secure rooms inside
private sector firms. Long Term Strategy Group operates offices in
Washington, D.C., and Cambridge, Mass.
“The Long Term Strategy Group is currently in process for a facility
clearance with the Defense Security Service,” the agency informed The
DCNF in an email.
Newmyer declined to address her company’s lack of facilities to handle classified material. “With
regard to your questions about the status of our facilities, those are
best directed to the US government, which has authority over such
matters,” she wrote in an email to The DCNF. She also declined to
say whether her company is footing the bill for the new secure facility,
or if the taxpayers are footing the bill through the Office of Net
Adam Lovinger, a whistleblower and 12-year Office of Net Assessment
(ONA) veteran, has repeatedly warned ONA’s leadership they faced risks
by relying on outside contractors as well as the problem of cronyism and
a growing “revolving door” policy, where ONA employees would leave the
defense think tank and join private contractors to do the same work.
Others outside ONA have drawn similar conclusions about the office’s
reliance on outside contractors. USA Today complained in August 2013
that the same set of contractors never seem to leave ONA:
“While Democratic and Republican administrations come and go, ONA and
its team of outside advisers remains the same. Contract records show the
office relies on studies from outside contractors.”
Clinton and Newmyer first met each other
while attending Sidwell Friends School, an exclusive private Quaker
school in the nation’s capital. They were in each other’s weddings, and
in 2011 Chelsea referred to Newmyer as
her “best friend.” In numerous emails, Chelsea’s mom, then-Secretary
of State Hillary Clinton, actively promoted Newmyer and attempted to
assist her in securing Defense Department contracts.
Secretary Clinton put Newmyer in contact with Michèle Flournoy, then-President Barack Obama’s undersecretary of defense, according to
the emails from Clinton’s private email server released by the
Department of State under a lawsuit filed by the conservative watchdog
group Judicial Watch. Hillary followed up in a July 19, 2009 email, asking Newmyer, “By the way, did the DOD contract work out?”
ONA was supposed to work on complicated future warfare scenarios when it
was originally set up in the 1970s. The think tank’s first director,
Andrew Marshall, was adored by a coterie of ONA staff. He was called
“Yoda,” after the “Star Wars” series, adding to his mystique. Marshall
lasted in the DOD post for 42 years and retired at the age of 93 in
In 2016, Lovinger sent a series of memos to James H. Baker, ONA’s new
director, raising many problems Baker “inherited” from Marshall,
including the use of contractors. ONA has a reputation for issuing
“‘sweet-heart contracts’ to a privileged few,” Lovinger told Baker in a
Sept. 30, 2016 email chain.
ONA’s leadership, led by Baker, did not take kindly to Lovinger’s
warnings and allegedly retaliated against the staffer, according to Sean
Bigley, a federal security clearance attorney who also represents him.
Baker suspended Lovinger’s security clearance in May for “security
infractions,” and launched numerous investigations. The suspension came
after Lovinger had been detailed to the National Security Council. He
was removed from the National Security Council after losing his security
clearance, and now languishes inside a Defense Department satellite
office doing busy work.
In a Sept. 13, 2017 letter to DOD officials, Bigley charged: “A review
of the ‘case file’ in this matter illuminates a picture of intentional
whistleblower retaliation against Mr. Lovinger; personal and political
vendettas against Lovinger by Baker …” Although Lovinger has since been
exonerated of all the accusations, he still faces the possibility of a
revocation of his clearance. His case is currently pending before
Defense Department officials.
In a recent move, Baker decided to “reclassify” Lovinger’s ONA position
to one that now requires new skills he doesn’t possess. Bigley
complained about this new act of alleged retaliation in a Sept. 21
letter to the DOD acting general counsel: “The practical effect of
Baker’s plan, if executed, is that Mr. Lovinger will become a surplus
employee and will be terminated; he does not possess the skill set
applicable to the proposed reclassification.” Lovinger is the only staff member Baker has “reclassified,” according to Bigley.
One of Lovinger’s main complaints about ONA was that many of the
reports contractors wrote imparted very little new information to the
think tank. “Over the years ONA’s analytic staff has expressed how
they learn very little from many (if not most) of our often very thin
and superficial contractor reports,” he wrote in the Sept. 30, 2016 email.
Some of Long Term Strategy Group’s reports bear out Lovinger’s critique. A September 2010 Long Term Strategy Group report,
titled “Trends in Elite American Attitudes Toward War,” came to the
astounding conclusion that, “American intellectuals have for the last
century held considerably more cosmopolitan views than their
non-intellectual counterparts.” Another Long Term Strategy Group report was “On the Nature of Americans as a Warlike People.”
also suggested in a March 3, 2017 memo to the record that contractor
studies should be peer-reviewed: “There has never been an external
review of these contractors’ research products,” he said, adding, “It is
now clear that over several decades the office transferred millions of
dollars to inexperienced and unqualified contractors.”
Others outside of ONA have been even more critical of the think tank. Book critic Carlos Lozada criticized the
think tank as “an opaque bureaucratic outfit,” in a Washington Post
review of a book about Marshall, ONA’s founder. University of Notre
Dame Political Science Chairman Michael C. Desch said “a systematic
scrutiny of [ONA’s] work is long overdue” in the December 2014 issue
of The National Interest. He recommended that ONA, “like so many
now-superfluous parochial schools, should close its doors.”
On the liberal front, Middlebury Institute’s director of the East
Asia Nonproliferation Program, Jeffrey Lewis, wrote a scathing attack on
ONA in the Oct. 24, 2014 edition of
Foreign Policy Magazine. “Marshall funded a fair number of crackpots,”
he charged. Lewis cited two studies on Iraq “written by a crackpot who
thinks Saddam planned the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and 9/11, and a
study on ‘Islamic Warfare’ by the guy who fabricated both a Ph.D. and
an interview with Barack Obama.”
Lovinger has also been critical of the revolving door at ONA, where
previous government staffers went to work for ONA contractors. Phillip
Pournelle, who was ONA’s military adviser from November 2011 to December
2016, now works at Long Term Strategy Group as its “director for gaming
and analysis,” according to his LinkedIn page.
Steve Rosen, also a long-time ONA consultant, was originally
Newmyer’s professor at Harvard. But Newmyer and Rosen hit it off, and
they “co-taught” a Harvard class together in 2006.
Newmyer and Rosen are top officers in a nonprofit they created together
called the American Academy for Strategic Education, which is “dedicated to educating a rising generation of strategic thinkers,” according to its website. The organization has raised $894,000 since it began operations in 2013, according to their IRS 990 filing. The academy paid Newmyer and Rosen $45,000 each in 2015.
Since serving as president of Long Term Strategy Group, Newmyer has
participated in many prestigious bodies on national security, and she
was enrolled in a Ph.D. program at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer
Center for Science and International Affairs. But her Ph.D. had little
to do with today’s international conflicts or in contemporary military
strategy. Her dissertation was
on “a comparison of seminal works on strategy and statecraft from
ancient China, the medieval Middle East, and early modern Europe,”
according to a Harvard profile of her.
Adam Lovinger did not consent to an interview for this article. The Office of Net Assessment did not reply to a DCNF inquiry.
Andy Ostrowski was kidnapped by law enforcement from his home in
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania this week while live-streaming on Facebook.
Police entered his home without knocking, carrying tasers and clubs,
claimed they had a warrant (which they apparently never showed to him)
to take him in for a “mental health evaluation,” and proceeded to turn
off his computer and remove him from his home by force.
His current whereabouts is unknown at the time of publication.
Earlier this year, Ostrowski filed a federal lawsuit
in Pennsylvania, naming the “American System of Justice” as
a Defendant, along with the Federal Reserve, the Rothschilds, Facebook,
Mark Zuckerberg, and others who are alleged to have compromised our
access to justice, and the loss of basic rights and protections. (Copy here.)
The lawsuit claims that the American System of Justice, as reflected
by the Pennsylvania Unified Judicial System, lacks constitutional checks
and balances by the other two branches of government, and has failed
its self-disciplinary feature, making it impossible to achieve justice
in certain cases and classes of cases.
It further identifies, and sues, corrupting influences alleged to be behind the culture of secrecy in the courts.
The kids for cash, Penn State/Sandusky, and porngate email scandals are cited as examples of these influences.
Psychiatrists Used to Attack and Stop Andy Ostrowski from Practicing Law
He filed a complaint against Stefan P. Kruszewski, M.D., the
psychiatrist allegedly responsible for having his license to practice
law revoked. He also filed a licensing complaint with the Pennsylvania
Department of State, Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs.
The documents are found here.
Per hospital protocol, Ostrowski was subsequently transferred to another facility. And now, no one can say where he is.
HIPAA—Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act—disallows
hospitals from confirming if a person is at their facility, if he is on a
psych unit. In the conversation on Tuesday, Ostrowski asserted he was most likely to be transferred to First Hospital, in Kingston.
First Hospital, however, will not confirm or deny his presence. As
Ostrowski had expressed not only appreciation to this reporter for
reaching him at General Hospital, but also asserted the necessity to
follow up on his forced incarceration, the failure to reveal his
whereabouts becomes a central issue vis-à-vis his right to freedom of association.
However, the hospitals in question do not seem to honor this
historical right. The behaviors by staff at both General and First
Hospitals couldn’t be more alarming. Yesterday, in an effort to
ascertain where he was transferred, I called General Hospital and spoke
with a woman who initially identified herself as “Joanne.” Joanne
refused to give information as to where Ostrowski was transferred and
when asked her full name, she replied “Julia.” According to
Joanne/Julia, to disclose where Ostrowski is would violate HIPAA.
When it was suggested that Ostrowski’s right to association trumped
HIPAA, Joanne/Julia turned nasty, demanding my data, which I supplied
her. She then trounced further on any perception that Ostrowski still
has rights, telling me I was “so wrong” about his right to association
overriding the hospital’s right to privacy—which is really what HIPAA is
Well, it didn’t get much better at First Hospital. This reporter
spoke with the media relations director, who not only declined any
information as to Ostrowski’s presence, but shot back, “You’ll never
know if he is here or not!”
And that may be true and how scary is it….
Contacting the Attorney General’s office apparently did not produce any better results:
In an effort to get assistance in determining his
whereabouts, contact was made with the Luzerne County District
Attorney’s office. The call was transferred to a “Marilyn,” who, after
hearing that a request was being made to locate Andy Ostrowski, promised
to look into this. When no call back was received, the DA’s office was
repeatedly called, at which point they repeatedly hung up the phone on
me. An initial request for an email contact was also refused. “We don’t
give out our email addresses,” the receptionist stated.
These are public servants, folks….
Call to Action! We Need to Know Andy Ostrowski is Safe and Demand His Release!
Mr. Ostrowski believes they are using the veil of “mental health” to
attack him, since they cannot fight him in the legal system.
The public needs to demand to know where Mr. Ostrowski is located, and ask for his immediate release.
The Pennsylvania Attorney General’s telephone number is 717-787-3391. Carolyn Simpson is the press officer with the AG’s office at 717 787 5211.
The Luzerne County District Attorney’s office number is 570 825 1675.