Aaron Klein of Breitbart.com reports that
Sections of a so-called whistleblower’s complaint alleging President Donald Trump was “using the power of his office to solicit interference from a foreign country” in the 2020 presidential race relies upon a self-described investigative journalism organization bankrolled massively by billionaire activist George Soros.
The complainer admits, “I was not a direct witness to most of the events described.” Still, the so-called whistleblower goes on to allege that Trump pressured Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate Joe Biden and his son, Hunter.
The transcript of the phone call authorized for release by President Trump evidences no such pressure or quid pro quo and shows the request to investigate alleged corruption involving Biden and his family was a small part of the call.
The “whistleblower” concedes that his information is based on secondhand knowledge: “However, I found my colleagues’ accounts of these events to be credible because, in almost all cases, multiple officials recounted fact patterns that were consistent with one another.”
One key section of the so-called whistleblower’s document claims that “multiple U.S. officials told me that Mr. Giuliani had reportedly privately reached out to a variety of other Zelensky advisers, including Chief of Staff Andriy Bohdan and Acting Chairman of the Security Service of Ukraine Ivan Bakanov.”
This was allegedly to follow up on Trump’s call with Zelensky in order to discuss the “cases” mentioned in that call, according to the so-called whistleblower’s narrative. The complainer was clearly referencing Trump’s request for Ukraine to investigate the Biden corruption allegations.
Even though the statement was written in first person – “multiple U.S. officials told me” – it contains a footnote referencing a report by the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP).
That footnote reads:
“In a report published by the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) on 22 July, two associates of Mr. Giuliani reportedly traveled to Kyiv in May 2019 and met with Mr. Bakanov and another close Zelensky adviser, Mr. Serhiy Shefir.”
The so-called whistleblower’s account goes on to rely upon that same OCCRP report on three more occasions. It does so to:
- Write that Ukraine’s Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko “also stated that he wished to communicate directly with Attorney General Barr on these matters.”
- Document that Trump adviser Rudi Giuliani “had spoken in late 2018 to former Prosecutor General Shokin, in a Skype call arranged by two associates of Mr. Giuliani.”
- Bolster the charge that, “I also learned from a U.S. official that ‘associates’ of Mr. Giuliani were trying to make contact with the incoming Zelenskyy team.” The so-called whistleblower then relates in another footnote, “I do not know whether these associates of Mr. Giuliani were the same individuals named in the 22 July report by OCCRP, referenced above.”
The OCCRP report repeatedly referenced is actually a “joint investigation by the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) and BuzzFeed News, based on interviews and court and business records in the United States and Ukraine.”
BuzzFeed infamously also first published the full anti-Trump dossier alleging unsubstantiated collusion between Trump’s presidential campaign and Russia. The dossier was paid for by Hillary Clinton’s campaign and the Democratic National Committee and was produced by the Fusion GPS opposition dirt outfit.
The OCCRP and BuzzFeed “joint investigation” resulted in both OCCRP and BuzzFeed publishing similar lengthy pieces on July 22 claiming that Giuliani was attempting to use connections to have Ukraine investigate Trump’s political rivals.
The so-called whistleblower’s document, however, only mentions the largely unknown OCCRP and does not reference BuzzFeed, which has faced scrutiny over its reporting on the Russia collusion claims.
So, exactly who are the OCCRP?
Well, according to their website…
Founded in 2006 by Drew Sullivan and Paul Radu, the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) is a non-profit media organization providing an investigative reporting platform for the OCCRP Network. OCCRP is operated by the Journalism Development Network, a US-based 501(c)3 organization dedicated to improving reporting and newsroom management around the world.
We now connect 45 non-profit investigative centers in 34 countries, scores of journalists and several major regional news organizations across Europe, Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America. We work to turn the tables on corruption and build greater accountability through exposing the abuse of power at the expense of the people. We serve all people whose lives are affected by organized crime and corruption. Our highest aim is for the stories we produce to give citizens and governments the information and tools they need to bring about a fair system in which criminality and injustice are fought with transparency, knowledge, and empowerment.
OCCRP is committed to transnational investigative reporting and promoting technology-based approaches to exposing organized crime and corruption worldwide. Having produced more than 90 cross-border investigations informing more than six million readers and viewers in 2018 on our website alone, OCCRP has emerged among the largest producers of investigative content in the world. In 2017, we reached an additional 200 million readers and viewers through legacy media that published, commented and wrote about our work.
Hold onto your support socks and pull boys and girls.
Per Wikipedia.com, the Liberals’ Bible….
OCCRP is supported by grants by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), the United States Department of State, the Swiss Confederation, the Open Society Foundations (OSF), Google Ideas and the Knight Foundation.
So, not only does Uncle George fund these wild-eyed Liberals, so does Uncle Sam!
There is already speculation that the unknown whistleblower is one of Former CIA Director Brennan’s minions. I may be off my meds (again) but, I see some threads beginning to come together between the FISA Dossier and the Russian Collusion Fairy Tale and this bunch of feces which the Democrats are frantically throwing against the walls of their glass house.
According to Aaron Klein in another excerpt from his Breitbart.com article featured above…
As first reported by the Daily Caller, IRS filings showed the Democracy Integrity Project, a nonprofit funded by Soros, in turn hired firms tied to Fusion GPS and anti-Trump dossier author Christopher Steele for more than $3.8 million in 2017.
The Daily Caller reported:
The group paid $3.3 million to Bean LLC., the holding company that controls Fusion GPS. Another $250,000 was paid to Walsingham Partners Ltd., a London-based firm owned by Steele and his partner, Christopher Burrows.
TDIP paid another London-based intelligence firm called Istok Associates Ltd. nearly $150,000, also for “research consulting.” The company has released investigative reports looking into whether Russia helped fund the Brexit campaign.
Nearly $130,000 was paid to Edward Austin Ltd., a London-based intelligence consultancy operated by Edward Baumgartner, a Fusion GPS contractor. Another $148,000 was paid to the law firm Zuckerman Spaeder, which has represented Fusion GPS in a variety of dossier-related legal matters.
As those of you who have been reading my posts on a regular basis know, I believe that the whole Spygate/Russian Collusion fiasco is a all a part of a Deep State Operation began while Trump was still a candidate, carried out by professional bureaucrats, Deep State Operatives within the previous Administration.
I also have believed that this whole thing is one gigantic spider’s web, with the alarm thread leading directly back to Former President Barack Hussein Obama.
However, now it appears to be an even bigger operation than I believed it to be.
Soros has been the secret benefactor behind this entire treasonous operation, providing funding for whatever the “operatives” needed….including this entire Whistleblower-driven Impeachment attempt to undo the results of the 2016 Presidential Election.
It is way past time for the United States to follow Hungary’s lead and deport George Soros…and freeze his assets in America.
He is one scary individual.
Can you say “Deep State Operatives with Unlimited Funds”?
I knew that you could.
Until He Comes,