Galatians 5

Arlin Sorensen's Thoughts on Scripture

Galatians 5 has Paul nailing the Galatian church with the struggles they are going through regarding faith versus the law.  “For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery”.  Faith in Christ gives us freedom through God’s grace – the law no longer owns us.  But we need to stay committed to that faith.  “You who would be justified by the law; you have fallen away from grace….For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision counts for anything, but only faith working through love”.  While the law doesn’t go away with Christ, it is not the way to salvation.  Faith alone is.

Paul makes it clear that the freedom we get through Christ is our ticket to loving and serving each other.  “Do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the…

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Understanding the Uranium One “Scandal” By Doug Hagmann

November 14, 2017

Despite assertions by Hillary Rodham Clinton that the Uranium One scandal has been debunked as “fake news,” there exists ample evidence to suggest otherwise—with additional corroborating evidence being revealed almost daily. In today’s environment where few people care to read a report that extends beyond a sentence or two, the facts behind the Uranium One scandal are often readily dismissed due to its transactional complexity, the complicity of those involved, and the media’s collusion in keeping this story under wraps.

That is beginning to change, however, as more information is being forced into the open by a precious few members of the conservative media and truth-seeking journalists. In the mainstream media, Sean Hannity has taken point on exposing this wholesale web of corruption and sale of our national security. His frequent guests including John Solomon of The Hill and Sara Carter of Circa news have also been at the forefront.

Uranium One “scandal”  Timeline

Perhaps the most damning evidence today, however, exists in the form of a FBI informant who possesses video and audio evidence and documentation to support the allegations of the use of positions of power and influence to sell one of our nation’s most important natural resources, and the abuse of power to cover it up.

Peter Schweizer, author of Clinton Cash, The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich, was one of the first to document the story behind what has become known as the Uranium One scandal. Mr. Schweitzer painstakingly detailed the events that led to the transfer of 20% of uranium from the United States to Russia through a complex and confusing maze of domestic and foreign businesses. Building upon that foundation, the American public is now learning much more. The information being uncovered is creating an even stronger case of self-enrichment at the cost of national security.

The Uranium One “scandal” is not a scandal at all, but a host of potential crimes against the United States. Not just one crime, but many overlapping crimes. It not only involves the Clintons, but many others who potentially conspired to use their positions of power and political influence to facilitate one of the most egregious crimes against America—and others who assisted in covering it up.

The following is presented as a detailed (but not exhaustive) outline, in chronological format, of key people and events comprising what is known as the Uranium One scandal. It is intended as a reference resource for those truly desirous to understand the depth and scope of one of the most disturbing allegations of criminality in modern U.S. history.

September 6, 2005: Former U.S. President Bill Clinton and Canadian billionaire Frank Giustraappear together in Almaty, Kazakhstan. The stated purpose of their trip was allegedly humanitarian, where they were to help HIV/AIDS patients gain access to certain drug therapies. Interestingly, Kazakhstan, a nation of 15.4 million, did not have an HIV/AIDS problem as pointed out by Peter Schweitzer. In fact, only about 1,500 people in Kazakhstan needed such treatment.

Kazakstan, however, has rich natural resources estimated at $5 trillion, including uranium.

Interestingly, the Almaty trip was also organized, in part by Sergi Kurzin, who once worked for the former federal fugitive Marc Rich, who was pardoned by Clinton on his last day as President.

Giustra, at the time of that trip, was the head of UrAsia Energy Ltd. During this trip, Giustra reportedly met with Kazakhstan officials to securing uranium mining contracts.

While the Giustra-Clinton partnership began publicly in 2005 through the establishment of the Clinton-Giustra Sustainable Growth Initiative, Clinton and Giustra have a rich history as well that predates 2005 and traces back to Arkansas and mutual friends, Jean-Raymond Boulle and Jim Blair.

September 7, 2005: Hillary Clinton, former Senator for New York and then-member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, threatened to withhold aid to Kazakhstan unless and until the UrAsia mining deal went forward amid political bureaucracy inside Kasakhstan.

September 8, 2005: Giustra’s UrAsia Energy Ltd was awarded Kazakhstan mining rights from Kazatomprom, the atomic energy agency for Khazakhstan. UrAsia suddenly became the world’s largest uranium mining producer.

February 2006: Frank Giustra donates $31.3 million to the Clinton Foundation.

August 2006: FBI Director Robert Mueller, in conjunction with the CIA reportedly begins an investigation into uranium smuggling/corruption from the former Soviet Republics.

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February 2007: The head of Kazatomprom, Mukhtar Dzhkishev, meets with Bill Clinton at his Chappaqua residence to work out a new business deal with Frank Giustra.

Also that same month, Uranium One buys UrAsia Energy Ltd for $3.1 billion. However, this was not a typical purchase, but a reverse merger. Giustra and his associates maintained a 60% controlling interest in UrAsia Energy Ltd. Giustra and associates announce a recurring commitment to donate $100 million and half of future profits to the Clinton Foundation. The deal would ultimately result in an estimated $145 million in contributions to the Clinton Foundation.

June 2007-June 2008: Uranium One begins to purchase U.S. mines, acquiring sites in multiple states in the United States, including Wyoming (representing 20% of U.S. uranium deposits).

August 2008: Then FBI Director Robert Mueller was notified of alleged corruption and bribery involving a Uranium One and Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation deal in the state of Wyoming and elsewhere.

January 20, 2009: Barack Hussein Obama becomes the 44th President of the United States.

January 29, 2009: Hillary Rodham Clinton becomes the U.S. Secretary of State.

February 3, 2009: Eric Holder becomes U.S. Attorney General

June 4, 2009: Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation (Rosatom) established in 2007, the regulatory body of the Russian nuclear complex and the body that controls the Russian nuclear arsenalsecures a 17% ownership stake in Uranium One, marking the beginning of an aggressive campaign to control the U.S. uranium market. The head of Roasatom is Sergei KirIyenko, former energy minister and then prime minister of Russia (the latter during the Clinton presidency).

Note: Rosatom also built the Bushehr nuclear reactors in Iran and supplies Iran with uranium.

Wikileaks Revelations: Diplomatic cables sent to Hillary Clinton in 2009 and during her tenure as Secretary of State confirmed that she knew of Moscow’s nuclear ambitions via Rosatom in Ukraine and Kazakhstan, and knew that Russian military intelligence (GRU) was directly behind these nuclear ambitions.

June 9, 2009: Kazakhstan government arrests head of Kazatomprom (former Clinton Chappaqua guest Mukhtar Dzhkishev) on charges related to Uranium One deal corruption. The reason? Putin wanted the uranium in Kazakhstan and put pressure on Kazakhstan’s dictator to keep his hands off the uranium. This prompted the arrest Dzhkishev and jeopardized the sale of Kazakhstan’s uranium to Rosatom. The Clinton State Department intervened. Hillary Clinton used her position to threaten to withhold financial aid to Kazakhstan, which resulted in the Rosatom purchase to proceed.

June 12, 2009: Rod Rosenstein, U.S. Attorney for Maryland, reportedly begins an investigation into bribery and corruption regarding Uranium One and Rosatom deals. It is important and perhaps relevant to note the existence of the FBI informant William Campbell who was “outed” by U.S. intelligence and whose name was provided to the media in November 2017.

The reason for Rosenstein’s involvement is simple and relates to the existence of the government whistleblower (Mr. Campbell). The Russian commercial agent responsible for the sale and transportation of uranium from disassembled nuclear warheads from Russia to the U.S. is Tenex, a subsidiary of Rosatom. The U.S. arm of Tenex is known as Tenam USA, based in Bethesda, MDand headed by Vadim Mikerin. Mikerin was responsible for managing Rosatom/Tenex contracts with U.S. uranium purchasers, thus giving him leverage over U.S. companies. He used this leverage to extort and defraud U.S. contractors into paying highly inflated prices for uranium, enriching Kremlin officials and compromised the companies who paid the bribes.

More importantly, the informant learned from Mikerin (and others) that Rusian nuclear officials were trying to penetrate the inner circles of Bill and Hillary Clinton and the Clinton Foundation.

Continued below…

September 21, 2009: Robert Mueller, then-FBI Director, personally delivers a 10-gram sample of highly-enriched uranium to the Russian government at the behest of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. This was learned through Wikileaks via Twitter (on May 17, 2017) in reference to a State Department cable. The uranium was allegedly confiscated from smugglers in Georgia, although raising legitimate questions about the role of Mueller with the Clintons and Uranium One.

Notably, Wikileaks released the controversial cable on May 17, the same day that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein tapped Mueller as an “independent” counsel to investigate any supposed Trump-Russian ties.

Mid 2009 through Late 2010: While Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton intervenes on multiple occasions on behalf of Uranium One/Rosatom and the inner workings of the transfer of the sale of U.S. uranium assets in her official capacity.

June 2010: U.S. intelligence agents break up Russian spy ring in the U.S., arresting ten-(10) sleeper agents/spies. A leading fundraiser for Hillary Clinton and Clinton friend was one of the spy ring targets.

June 29, 2010: While Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State, Bill Clinton collected $500,000 (one-half million dollars) for a one-hour speech he delivered in Moscow, his first Moscow speech in five years. The speech was given at a seminar hosted by Renaissance Capital inMoscow, a Kremlin-controlled investment bank populated by former Russian intelligence agents with close ties to Putin.

October 22, 2010: The Committee on Foreign Investments (CFIUS) approves Rosatom-Uranium One merger. Hillary Clinton served as the titular head of CFIUS in her capacity as Secretary of State. Other committee members included the secretaries of the treasury, state, defense, homeland security, commerce and energy; the attorney general; and representatives from two White House offices (the United States Trade Representative and the Office of Science and Technology Policy). The President of the United States has the final approval of the merger and allowed it to proceed.

THE RESULT: “Uranium One and half of projected American uranium production were transferred to a private company controlled in turn by the Russian State Nuclear Agency.” – Peter Schweizer

Of important (and recent) note is that the FBI informant with direct knowledge and evidence of corruption, bribery, and other related crimes were allegedly never reported to CFIUS. Based on more recent research, this vital information was intentionally withheld by those at the highest levels within U.S intelligence agencies and the top judiciary position(s).

December 10, 2010: Rosatom completes its acquisition of Uranium One.

In 2013, Rosatom announced plans to take 100% control of Uranium One, a move that was hailed in Russia under the headline “Russia Nuclear Energy Conquers the World.”

It should be abundantly clear, from this rather abbreviated timeline alone, that U.S. government officials, including but not limited to Hillary Rodham Clinton as Secretary of State were instrumental in the selling of one of most precious natural resources to foreign interests for self-enrichment. Such enrichment is estimated to exceed $145 million in quid-pro-quo contributions from foreign entities, including and especially those representing Russia, to the Clinton Foundation funneled through shell corporations.

Barack Hussein Obama had not only the power but the responsibility to stop this transfer in the interest of our national security but failed to do so.

Then U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, who was informed of bribery and corruption related to the multiple transactions in the sale of one of our most strategic assets, also failed to intervene. His successor, Loretta Lynch, also failed to launch any investigation into the foreign dealings between Bill and Hillary Clinton, the Clinton Foundation and foreign nationals in this matter.

Former FBI Director Robert Mueller, who is now tasked with investigating Russian collusion between Russian and Donald Trump and his campaign officials, apparently did nothing as well. Nor did Rod Rosenstein.

The bottom line: The American people deserve answers. Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were executed on June 19, 1953 after being convicted of committing espionage for the Soviet Union. They were accused of transmitting nuclear weapon designs to the Soviet Union when, at that time, the U.S. was the only country with nuclear weapons.

Why is there an investigation of collusion between Russia, Donald Trump and the Trump campaign when there is smoking gun evidence of collusion and more between Russian and other foreign assets, Hillary and Bill Clinton and the Clinton Foundation?

Comey Got Rich Working with Hillary Clinton so he couldn’t prosecute her

The calls for the appointment of a new Special Counsel by Attorney General Jeff Sessions continue to grow louder and louder as new revelations about the FBI’s 2016 criminal investigation of Hillary Clinton come to light. GOP Congressmen Jim Jordan (R-OH) and Matt Gaetz (R-FL) say there are far too many new questions about how former FBI Director James Comey handled the investigation which led to no charges against Mrs. Clinton.

Comey should have recused himself from the Clinton email server investigation because of a glaring conflict of interest, which we’ll get to in a moment. Meanwhile, Reps. Jordan and Gaetz are calling on Jeff Sessions to step down as Attorney General if he does not appoint a new Special Counsel.

The questions that Jordan and Gaetz are asking are related to timing in the investigation, namely that Comey wrote his “no reasonable prosecutor” speech exonerating Hillary Clinton months before Clinton — and 17 other key witnesses — were even interviewed by the FBI. It appears that Comey had made up his mind (or it was made up for him by higher-ups) that Hillary Clinton would not be charged for a crime that would have landed any other federal employee with a minimum 10-year prison sentence.

That’s a great question and Congress is correct to ask it. It’s too bad they didn’t ask it in July of 2016. But two even more important questions are this:

1) Why was James Comey allowed to oversee the Clinton investigation given the fact that he is personally wealthy due to his association with the Clinton Foundation and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton?

2) Is it possible that the millions of dollars in James Comey’s personal bank account, due to his private sector work that intersected directly with the Clinton Foundation and former Secretary Clinton, tainted the outcome of the investigation in any way?

First off, Comey is not a hard-charging “Republican lawman” as many Members of Congress have referred to him. Comey became an Assistant US Attorney for the Clinton administration in 1996. And get this: At the time, Comey became good friends with Robert Mueller, the current Special Counsel conducting the Russiagate witch hunt against President Trump.

Comey and Mueller were described as “rising stars” in the Clinton Justice Department when they were both mentored by (drumroll please…) Eric Holder. Yes, that Eric Holder.

Here’s where things start to look really fishy. Comey took a break from working in the Justice Department from 2005 until 2013. So what did he do in that time? Well, he’s a lawyer, so one of the jobs he took during his sabbatical from the DOJ was to serve as the lead counsel for weapons contractor Lockheed Martin. As the main attorney for Lockheed Martin, Comey was no doubt intimately involved in all of the weapons contracts that the company procured through the State Department and the Pentagon.

In 2010 — while Comey was working at Lockheed Martin — the company donated $250,000 to the Bill and Hillary Clinton Foundation. Bill Clinton was paid $250,000 to deliver a speech in Egypt that year by the American Chamber of Commerce (Lockheed Martin is a member of the American Chamber of Commerce).

Just a few days before that speech, Lockheed received approval for two new weapons contracts from the Clinton-run State Department. In fact, over the course of that entire year, Lockheed Martin won approval for 17 separate weapons contracts that needed approval from the State Department.

Lockheed Martin paid James Comey $6 million for his services in 2010. But Comey’s private sector work that rubbed up against the Clinton Foundation didn’t stop there.

After leaving Lockheed Martin, Comey accepted a job at HSBC Holdings. The London-based bank was a frequent partner with the Clinton Foundation. The extent of Comey’s work with HSBC is unknown, but HSBC did partner through Deutsche Bank with the Clinton Foundation on a project in New York City to retrofit up to 2,500 low-income housing units with “green energy” efficient appliances. So Comey worked in two private sector jobs, both of which intersected with the Clinton Foundation at the time when he was working for those companies.

Did James Comey really run an above-board investigation of Hillary Clinton’s email server? Isn’t it curious that a former Justice Department lawyer like Comey made so much money in the years when he came into contact with the Clinton Foundation?

Isn’t it curious that Barack Obama appointed James Comey to lead the FBI the same year that the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s handling of Benghazi was just getting started? Wouldn’t you like to see a new Special Counsel asking all of these questions?

~ American Liberty Report

JFK ASSASSINATION: we may not know the who….but we know the what & how of it all beyond a shadow of a doubt

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The anniversary of John F Kennedy’s brutal murder is not best served by the continuing redaction of CIA files. Such is not the action of innocent men.

If one is going to remain objective, then for me an important starting place for this post is to look at the points made by those who aim to reject Dallas conspiracists.

Valid evidence debunking conspiracy theories

The best known of the anti-conspiracy websites is that written by John C McAdams, a respected Professor from the American Deep South. In 2011, he wrote JFK Assassination Logic: How to Think about Claims of Conspiracy, in which he pulled no punches in knocking every half-baked conspiracist around the ring. Both the book and the site have become a haven for those who insist that Lee Oswald acted alone.

I’ve studied the site at some length, and it is compelling on many aspects of the killing…

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