“I think the public can see the capital positions of the major banks are very much stronger this year,” said Yellen. “All of the firms passed the quantitative parts of the stress tests.”
“I think the system is much safer and much sounder,” she said. “We are doing a lot more to try to look for financial stability risks that may not be immediately apparent but to look in corners of the financial system that are not subject to regulation, outside those areas in order to try to detect threats to financial stability that may be emerging.”
Yellen and crew are doing such amazing work – looking in ‘corners of the financial system’ and whatnot to keep us safe.
Excellent news Grandma!
While Ben Bernanke made similar bold statements during the credit crisis, calling the subprime mortgage market “contained,” I’m sure Janet Yellen’s crystal ball is a bit more accurate after nearly 10 years to recover and strengthen the banking sector.
Perhaps US banks will even be robust enough to bail out Europe the next time Deutsche Bank ($DB) or Italy’s Monte Paschi, need MOAR emergency bailouts.
In March, Deutsche Bank was forced to raise an emergency 8 billion Euros – a move which CEO Johyn Cryan previously called a “last resort” – bringing their total raised over the last 18 months to 30 billion Euros!
Meanwhile, Italy’s Monte Paschi received special permission from the Italian government and the EU to tap Italy’s Treasury instead of the European Central Bank for an 8.8 billion bailout.
So – while the US banking sector will apparently be in great shape for at least the rest of Grandma Yellen’s natural life, let’s hope that the EU can hold itself together so we can avoid the mother of all global bailouts the next time the cocaine runs out.
The investigative journalists at Project Veritas has done it again! Known for their undercover sting operations, such as the one which exposed the DNC’s highly organized network of professional agitators sent to disrupt Trump rallies, voter fraud, or the undercover operation which led to the arrests of Antifa thugs planning to disrupt an the inauguration “deploraball” event.
This time, the organization led by James O’Keefe has infiltrated CNN!
A PV journalist covertly filmed a candid discussion with CNN producer John Bonifield, where the “Very Fake News” network employee admitted that the whole Russia story against President Trump is nothing more than a ratings grab by CNN’s CEO Jeff Zucker – based on the fact that most of CNN’s liberal audience wants to see the President go down in flames.
Bonifield also admitted that he hasn’t seen any evidence of President Trump committing a crime.
PV Journalist: So you believe the Russia thing is a little crazy, right?
John Bonifield: Even if Russia was trying to swing an election, we try to swing their elections, our CIA is doing shit all the time, we’re out there trying to manipulate governments.
I haven’t seen any good enough evidence to show that the President committed a crime.
I know a lot of people don’t like him and they’d like to see him get kicked out of office…. but that’s a lot different than he actually did something that can get him kicked out of office.
Russia is for ratings!
PV Journalist: Why is CNN constantly like “Russia this, Russia that?”
Bonifield: Because it’s ratings. Our ratings are incredible right now.
My boss, I shouldn’t say this, my boss yesterday we were having a discussion about this dental shoot and he was like I just want you to know what we’re up against here. Just to give you some context, President Trump pulled out of the climate accords. For a day and a half we covered the climate accords. And the CEO of CNN [Jeff Zucker] said in our internal meeting, he said good job everybody covering the climate accords, but we’re done with it. Let’s get back to Russia.
But all the nice cutesy little ethics that used to get talked about in journalism school, you’re just like, that’s adorable. That’s adorable. This is a business.
True feelings about Russia…
John Bonifield was asked directly what he thinks about Russia… and responded with what many on the right have been saying for months; If it was something really good, it would have already leaked:
PV Journalist: But honestly, you think the whole Russia shit is just bullshit?
Bonifield: Could be bullshit. I mean, it’s mostly bullshit right now. Like, we don’t have any giant proof. Then they say, “well there’s still an investigation going on.” I don’t know, if they were finding something we would know about it. They way these leaks happen, they would leak it. They’d leak. If it was something really good, it’d leak.
I just feel like they don’t really have it but they want to keep digging. And so I think the President is probably right to say, like “look, you are witch hunting me. You have no smoking gun, you have no real proof.”
Who knew CNN had standards? After the Very Fake News network was caught utterly fabricating a story in which they linked Trump associate Anthony Scaramucci to a Kremlin-controlled investment fund – a story which was completely false.
Upon being called out for peddling fiction – perhaps because they would 100% lose in court – the network pulled the story, issued an Editor’s note stating that the article didn’t “meet CNN’s editorial standards” (lol), and fired three people involved with it’s publication.
Former NSA analyst and Naval War College professor, John Schindler, is quite a piece of work. Since being fired for emailing a woman pictures of his dick, blowing up his marriage – this member of the Deep State’s ‘best and brightest’ spends time making provocative tweets alluding to Donald Trump’s impeachment, jailing, or assassination – drawing parallels to globalist nutcase Louise Mensch.
One is reminded of a January tweet in which Schindler was sure they were “taking out traitor Trump now” – accidentally outing the Washington Post’s David Ignatius as the newspaper’s CIA mouthpiece:
Then there was that time in February where Schindler said that the Intelligence Community (IC) was going to “go nuclear” and that (presumably) Trump will “die in jail.”
Now we go nuclear. IC war going to new levels. Just got an EM fm senior IC friend, it began: "He will die in jail."https://t.co/e6FxCclVqT
Four months later, and John’s “senior IC friend” appears to have been a bit premature, given how slowly that whole “getting Trump into jail” part is going.
Since it’s a Monday, Schindler decided to run with ‘Trump going to prison’ again – swearing that a “Trusted member of Trump’s inner circle” has told those closest to him that he and Trump are going to prison.
FYI ===> Trusted member of Trump's inner circle has told family & friends that he knows both he & POTUS are going to prison.
Oh man – so with the full suite of deep state surveillance and analysis tools at their disposal, Trump’s enemies haven’t been able to cobble together anything resembling a legitimate case against the President thus far… but now John Schindler’s sources are sure shit’s going down and Trump will be in prison before long.
A crowd of conservatives descended upon a Town Hall event in Gardena, CA Saturday to peacefully protest Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) who was speaking out against the GOP healthcare bill.
There were no fires set, excrement thrown, or bike locks used to try and murder political foes – just a diverse crowd of concerned citizens who showed up to call Maxine Waters out for being an establishment shill who’s destroyed black communities while promoting the witch-hunt of President Trump over nonexistent ties to Russia.
Political activist Grindall61 was on the scene and recorded all the action (see full videoshereand here).
After the event a crowd waited for waters to leave – booing her as she entered her getaway car.
Maybe that’ll teach Waters to screw over her constituency, continuously call for the impeachment of a democratically elected President she says shewon’t work with– thenlie about it? Probably not.
Last Sunday’s exposé of Alex Jones on NBC’s Sunday Night With Megyn Kelly was considered by many to be a tasteless and heavily edited attempt to smear the Infowars host and vocal supporter of Donald Trump. Despite a week of heavy promotion, the segment backfired – sending Kelly’s ratings further into the toilet a week after her embarrassing interview with Russian President Vladimir Putin – an encounter which director Oliver Stone said she was ‘not prepared for.‘
This lack of preparation was obvious in the Jones interview – as Kelly and NBC aired footage of the grieving father of a Sandy Hook massacre victim which contains a major contradiction to the official story.
Prominently featured in the exposé is Neil Heslin – a father of one of the victims. During his interview with Megyn Kelly, Heslin described what happened the day of the shooting when 20 year old Adam Lanza murdered 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary school before committing suicide.
I dropped him off at 9:04. That’s when we dropped him off at school with his book bag. Hours later I was picking’ him up in a body bag.
I lost my son. I buried my son. I held my son with a bullet hole through his head.
Except this does not comport with the official story
Jim Fetzer, Professor Emeritus at the University of Minnesota who wrote a book claiming Sandy Hook was staged, notes that based on the facts of the case, Heslin’s statement that he ‘held his son with a bullet hole through his head’ could not have happened. According to Coroner Wayne Carver, M.D., the parents of the victims weren’t allowed to see their children’s bodies – and were instead shown pictures to identify the deceased. Anderson Cooper even interviewed the parents of one of the victims about not being able to see their child.
While it’s entirely possible that Mr. Heslin had access to his son after the shooting, given the highly contentious nature of the Sandy Hook massacre in which every aspect of the case has been pored over and dissected – it was incumbent upon Megyn Kelly and NBC to familiarize themselves with all sides of the argument so they could have identified and explained Heslin’s statement.
By airing such an obvious contradiction to the official narrative, Megyn Kelly and NBC have lent credibility to Fetzer and other conspiracy researchers who often point to inconsistent reports from the MSM to support their theories.
While Megyn Kelly can be heard weeks before the interview on a leaked recording promising Jones that the segment wouldn’t be a ‘hit job,’ a promo released by NBC revealed she lied – as it was obvious Kelly was going to focus on statements made on Infowars about the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, MA committed by Adam Lanza.
She’s a lawyer. It was a total cross-examination… And when I said that I believe children died at Sandy Hook, as I’ve said for years, she kept coming back with answers saying “you believe nobody died! You believe Anderson Cooper was involved!” and I said “NO! My listeners questioned it, I had debates with both sides, and I played devil’s advocate.” –Alex Jones
As a result of NBC’s decision to air the piece, several corporate sponsors pulled advertisements, Megyn Kelly was disinvited to an anti 2nd Amendment event, and Jones implored NBCnot to air the segment on Father’s Day – citing the inappropriate timing.
Sandy Hook Questions
The final report on the Sandy Hook shooting concludes that Adam Lanza, 20, was a socially awkward lone gunman with unmedicated Obsessive Compulsive Disorder whose mother gave him negligent access to firearms – however several inconsistencies in the official report have led many to speculate that the incident was a hoax or a ‘false flag’ staged to justify gun control measures.
Among the questions people have:
Why were there reports of men dressed in camouflage who fled into the woods – one of whom police allegedly detained?
Why weren’t the Victims’ parents allowed to see their children’s bodies?
While several Sandy Hook questions have been debunked – such as the missing internet archive, the massacre remains a hotly contested topic across the internet.
Alex Jones’ official position is that he believes children died in the shooting – in fact, during a 2014 account of a hearing before the Newtown Board of Education, an Infowars journalist “did not dispute that Adam Lanza had perpetrated the shooting.”
Yet despite Jones’ official position, he and Infowars have played devil’s advocate along the way – presenting facts and narratives which disagree with the official story.
And while Jones has presented a number of angles to the Sandy Hook massacre, Megyn Kelly and NBC chose to distort the facts through their lens of propaganda to fit their case against the Infowars host, while failing to fact check a gaping hole in the story in their quest to destroy Alex Jones.
This needs to be addressed
By failing to identify the obvious contradiction between Neil Heslin’s account and the official story, Kelly and her network have fanned the very flames of doubt and conspiracy they sought to silence, creating more questions than answers.
For the sake of all the Sandy Hook parents who weren’t allowed to see their deceased children, and to settle this new piece of fodder for conspiracy theorists which they aired, Megyn Kelly and NBC have a responsibility to address this giant contradiction to the official story.
Politico has confirmed that Bernie Sanders and his wife Jane have retained high powered DC lawyers amidst an FBI fraud investigation. Jane Sanders orchestrated a $10 million loan for the now defunct Burlington College to purchase a 33 acre property, reportedly obtained through a ‘fraudulent scheme.’ Sanders is accused of having lied about funding for transaction, while the FBI is also looking into claims thatBernie Sanders’ office pressured the bank to approve the loan.
The original request for an investigation into Federal bank fraud was sent in a January 2016 letter to the Vermont District Attorney as well as the FDIC by Brady Toensing – an attorney and chair of Donald Trump’s Vermont campaign. The letter detailed the mechanics of the alleged fraud, which is what reportedly launched official investigations. Toensing told Politico on Thursday “The investigation was started more than a year ago under President Obama, his Attorney General Loretta Lynch, and his United States Attorney, all of whom are Democrats.”
If true, the Sanders’ could be in some serious trouble.
The whole Burlington College Saga…
In 2004, Jane Sanders left her position as her husband’s congressional chief of staff to become president of the unaccredited and struggling Burlington College – founded in 1972 and operated out of a former grocery store. When Sanders took over as a “turnaround” president, she set out to rapidly grow the college – announcing a $6 million plan to expand the campus in 2006 which never came to fruition.
Inside of Burlington College, Sanders was earning a as reputation for her “toxic and disruptive” leadership style, and in late 2008, according to a 2016 essay on the college written by a former teacher Greg Guma, “Nearly half of the students and faculty members signed a petition demanding a meeting about the “Crisis in leadership,” while Jane Sanders’ salary rose to $150,000 in 2009 amidst a tuition hike from $5,000 to $22,407 in 2011. Meanwhile, enrollment dropped by almost 25%.
In 2008, literature professor Genese Grill wrote to the school’s academic affairs committee, describing Sanders’ “harassment and unethical treatment of other faculty and staff members, many of whom have since left the college disgruntled and angry.”
And in 2010, Jane Sanders announced a plan to move the tiny underfunded Burlington college onto a 33 acre parcel of valuable lakefront real estate in Northern Burlington. “It was the last piece of undeveloped, prime property on the lake shore,” according to Guma.
The property was owned by the Roman Catholic Diocese, which was strapped for cash after recently settling over two dozen sexual abuse lawsuits for $17.76 million. The 33 acre property hit the market for $12.5 million, and the church agreed to take Jane Sanders’ offer of $10 million.
Scheming for loans
When Jane Sanders made the offer to the Roman Catholic Diocese, Burlington College was nearly broke – with an annual budget just below $4 million. In order to finance the property, Sanders secured a $6.5 million loan from People’s United Bank in the form of a tax exempt bond purchase, and the Catholic Church agreed to carry a $3.65 million second mortgage on the property. Sanders told both institutions that Burlington college had $5 million in likely donor pledges and $2.4 million in confirmed pledges to be used to pay off the debt.
But wait – that was just for the property!
What Jane Sanders didn’t plan for was the $6 million or so required to actually build out the campus on the property to include green space, athletic fields, lecture halls, and walkways. Oops!
Sanders’ original claim of $2.4 million in confirmed donor pledges was quickly reduced to $1.2 million according to documents filed in the first fiscal year after the purchase – yet in records obtained by VTDigger, Burlington College received only $279,000. Despite hopes by Sanders and college trustees that they could boost enrollment and expand the student body, nothing changed – and the school failed at raising the money to satisfy it’s loans.
And then Jane Sanders was fired, with a $200,000 severance package.
In order to try and avoid bankruptcy, Burlington college sold off pieces of the 33 acre property to a local developer – which allowed the institution to pay off some of the debt Jane Sanders had accumulated, however in April 2016 the bank called it’s loan – and on May 28th, the college closed it’s doors after 44 years in operation.
FBI ON THE CASE!
[F]ederal investigators and FBI agents started to pull apart the $10 million financial arrangement. They showed up at Burlington College to sift through hard drives, audit reports and spreadsheets. They began to interview donors, board members and past president Carol Moore. “I was contacted and spoke with an FBI agent numerous times last spring, again last summer,” Moore told Vermont Public Radio in May 2017, “and recently, maybe a month ago.”
And now, it appears the Sanders’ are preparing for battle…
While the Obama-era FBI and DOJ under James Comey and Loretta Lynch may have gone soft on Bernie and Jane Sanders, their recent lawyering up suggests there’s a storm on the horizon for Vermont’s most famous fake socialists.
Senators investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election have formally requested that ex-Attorney General Loretta Lynch answer questions over allegations she provided Hillary Clinton with “political interference” during the 2016 presidential election. Bipartisan letters were sent to Lynch and others on Friday from Senators Grassley (R-IA), Feinstein (D-CA), Graham (R-SC), and Whitehouse (D-RI).
Of particular interest are questions which arose in an April New York Times article detailing a batch of hacked Russian intelligence documents obtained by the FBI which allegedly contain an email from DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz to Leonard Bernardo – an official with the Open Society Foundation, stating that Lynch told a DNC operative that she “would not let the FBI investigation into Clinton go too far.”
The questions in the Senate letter seek to determine whether Lynch is aware of the hacked email, the authenticity of the document, and who Lynch may have communicated with regarding the Clinton investigation – specifically mentioning Amanda Renteria, who filled the “Hispanic woman” position mentioned in the Podesta emails which the Clinton Campaign sought for a role as political director of her 2016 presidential campaign.
Also of interest but not included in Friday’s letter are questions Senator Graham had previously raised after fired FBI Director James Comey revealed during his June 8 testimony that he was pressured by Lynch to refer to the Clinton email investigation as a “matter” instead of an investigation – which gave Comey a ‘queasy’ feeling. Comey also said that he was ‘disturbed’ by Lynch’s secretive ‘tarmac’ meeting with Bill Clinton.
Was she [Lynch] gonna to authorize us to confirm that we had an investigation? And she said “Yes, but don’t call it that. Call it a ‘matter.’ And again, you look back in hindsight – you think, ‘should I have resisted harder? I just said, ‘alright, this isn’t a hill worth dying on.'”
It gave me a queasy feeling.
Letter from Senate Judiciary Committee to Loretta Lynch concerning assistance provided to Clinton campaign during 2016 election. pic.twitter.com/dNelBqjyhm
Two days after the US State Department formally inquired about WTF is going on between Arab States and Qatar, the countries of Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Baahrain, and the UAE sent a list of 13 demands to the tiny Gulf nation to be met within 10 days in order to lift their total blockade of the country. Among them – reducing diplomatic ties with Iran, shutting down broadcaster Al Jazeera (and affiliates), and immediately cease working to open a Turkish military base announced in May of 2016. Also interesting is the demand that Qatar give up their intel on terrorist groups they have supported and “provide all databases related to oppositionists…” (Scroll down for full list of demands)
This formal list comes on the heels of a June 6th rumor that Arab States issued a list of 10 demands to be fulfilled within 24 hours, however Qatar said they never received them according to Al Jazeera journalists who are now dusting off their resumes.
On June 5th, news broke that Bahrain, the UAE, Saudi Arabia, and Egypt had cut off diplomatic ties with Qatar over accusations of ‘spreading chaos’ by ‘funding terrorism and supporting Iran’ – shutting down all land, sea, and air crossings with the tiny energy-rich nation that has the highest per capita income in the world. Qatari visitors and residents were given two weeks to leave – while diplomats had just 48 hours.
While Qatar has been friendly with Iran for years, the prelude to the embargo began after a broadcast which showed Qatari Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani speaking with no audio – and scrolling text at the bottom of the screen which stated his support for Iran and terrorist groups. Qatar claims the broadcast was ‘hacked.’
After the broadcast, Saudi Arabia and the UAE blocked Qatari news organization Al-Jazeera.
Amid Qatar’s denials, Saudi-owned satellite television networks immediately began airing repeated stories about the disputed comments. By early Wednesday morning, those living in the UAE and subscribers to local cable providers couldn’t access the channels of Al-Jazeera, the pan-Arab satellite broadcaster based in the Qatari capital, Doha.
Attempts to reach its websites brought up a warning from the UAE’s Telecommunications Regulatory Authority saying the site “contains content that is prohibited.”
In Saudi Arabia, internet users also found Al-Jazeera websites blocked with a warning from the kingdom’s Culture and Information Ministry.
Former FBI Director and classified info leaker James Comey was spotted entering the New York Times’ Mahattan building Thursday evening with his wife, as reported by the Daily Mail – the same day President Trump admitted he never recorded their conversations.
Former FBI director James Comey made a quiet visit to The New York Times on Thursday, one of few public outings since he admitted leaking stories to the newspaper about President Trump before the Senate Intelligence Committee on June 8.
Comey kept his sunglasses on and his gaze forward as he marched through the front entrance of the Times Square office building which houses the publication. He was accompanied by his wife Patrice Failor who also wore sunglasses.
Unmistakable as he towered over the crowds in a crisp navy suit and tie on one of the warmest days of the year, Comey drew second-glances from some stunned by-passers.
After the Daily Mail piece hit the wires, the internet was abuzz with rumors about Comey’s visit – only to find out from NYT reporter and DNC propagandist Maggie Haberman that Comey was attending a ceremony at the building.
Comey didn't visit NYT newsroom. A person close to him said he and wife went to ceremony for CASA at Covington & Burling in NYT building.