“On the 20th of June 2016, Mahathir instructed his right-hand man, Daim Zainuddin, to initiate the transfer of USD5 million through channels linked to the Clinton Foundation. The money was a ‘donation’ to assist Mrs. Clinton in her campaign against her Democratic contender for the White House, Bernie Sanders. By the 18th of July 2016, Lynch had received a portion of the sum – some USD1.12 million – through a proxy channel linked to the Clinton Foundation”
THE THIRD FORCE
On the 20th of July 2016, former United States (US) Attorney General Loretta Lynch broke the internet when she announced the filing of civil forfeitures complaints against a movie production and distribution company. The announcement, made in the presence of Andrew McCabe, pertained allegations of fraud involving Red Granite Pictures, a company co-founded by Riza Aziz and Joey McFarland.
Lynch got a hold of that information the very next day.
During the DoJ press conference, she ‘revealed’ that several companies linked to Red Granite had benefitted from the corrupt practices of 1MDB officials, resulting in money being laundered through the United States (US) financial system. Riza and McFarland, who serve as co-chairmen and producing partners in the company, were implied as having assisted these entities purchase assets worth approximately USD1billion using funds siphoned from the Malaysian wealth fund.
However, not only did Lynch lie, there is something very sinister about the whole affair that involves a complicity to move ill-gotten funds to and through the Clinton Foundation. Today, in part 18 of this series (links below article), I am going to lay bare that complicity and tell you why Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, a former Malaysian premier, arranged to transfer the USD5 million I made public last Saturday, the 17th of June 2017 (READ HERE).
But first, the DoJ announcement:
Why was it a lie?
On the 2nd of April 2016, Hilary Rodham Clinton undertook to enter an agreement with Khadem Al-Qubaisi, the former Managing Director (MD) of an Abu Dhabi investment firm, the International Petroleum Investment Company (IPIC). Mrs. Clinton, then in the running for the White House, agreed to pay the Emirati businessman USD700 million in return for some assets worth approximately USD1.25 billion.
Nine days later, Peter Comey arranged to conceal transfers worth USD700 million from the Clinton Foundation to offshore entities based in the British Virgin Islands (BVI). These entities were linked to Qubaisi despite being registered under the names of some Emirati stockbrokers and Americans attached to Barclays and JP Morgan & Chase.
Just so that you know, Peter is the brother of fired FBI director James Comey and is a senior director at DLA Piper, a multinational law firm with over 30 branches around the world. Assigned to handle taxes for the Clinton Foundation and the Clinton Family Foundation, Peter undertook to write the USD700 million off as ‘donations for charitable causes’ and sought tax exemptions for the Clintons.
On the 1st of July 2016, the Clinton Foundation pledged to transfer equity and property worth USD350 million to persons associated with James, then the director of the FBI. The transfers were contingent upon and subject to terms of a very secret agreement James entered with Mrs. Clinton on the 17th of May 2016.
Under the terms of the agreement, James was to keep secret the billion dollars that a group of Emiratis contributed to the Clinton Foundation and the Clinton Family Foundation between the years 2012 and 2013. The contribution constituted payoffs for strategic intelligence and defense secrets belonging to the US government that Mrs. Clinton leaked to the Emiratis within the said period.
Now, these secrets – the leak of which you’re reading for the very first time here – were eventually sold to ISIS and other militant groups scattered across Libya, Saudi Arabia, the Republic of Qatar and Kuwait. The sales fetched the Clintons some USD5 billion, a quarter of which flowed though the Clinton Foundation and the Clinton Family foundation between the months of January and February 2016.
By March, the Clinton’s were worth a whopping USD30 billion, discounting, of course, the sum in dollars they siphoned from the Democratic National Committee (DNC) between the months of April and July 2016. Lynch knew all about the funds Mrs. Clinton sponged off the DNC records, but couldn’t do much as she herself was on the ‘Clinton payroll’.
On the 5th of July 2016, a much wealthier James announced that his office would not recommend prosecutors to charge Mrs. Clinton for “mishandling sensitive government information” while she was Secretary of State. The announcement rocked the Trump presidential campaign – Trump and his supporters were convinced that Mrs. Clinton would be buried under the email trove WikiLeaks had dumped into the internet earlier.
A week later – just a day prior to the DoJ announcement – Mrs. Clinton pledged further transfers of equity and property worth another USD350 million to Peter, bringing the total amount she pledged to the Comeys to USD700 million. Now, that was the exact price she paid Qubaisi for the assets he sold to the Clinton Foundation on the 11th of April 2016.
The sale was negotiated through a quid pro quo arrangement that required Mrs. Clinton to fast track a planned announcement by the DoJ. The announcement was set to imply that the Prime Minister of Malaysia had colluded with 1MDB officials to spirit money through US financial institutions. Qubaisi needed the announcement for very specific reasons and unequivocally agreed to all of Mrs. Clinton’s terms and conditions.
Why did Qubaisi need the DoJ announcement?
The assets Qubaisi pledged to the Clintons were based in the US, parked under the names of the Emirati stockbrokers I spoke of earlier. These Emiratis were closely allied to the (then) chairman of Barclays, Marcus Ambrose Paul Agius. Just so that you know, Marcus is the man who, in 2014, insisted that Clare Rewcastle Brown be roped into a conspiracy to bankrupt 1MDB (READ HERE).
Qubaisi acquired those assets in 2005 using ill-gotten wealth he channeled through a network of opaque entities based in the BVI. These entities pulled that wealth into legitimate assets – then worth USD700 million – using hedge funds belonging to the Carlyle Group and others linked to Marcus and George Soros (READ HERE).
The assets were purchased at the height of a housing bubble that Soros artificially inflated between the years 2005 and 2006 (READ HERE). When Mrs. Clinton offered Qubaisi USD700 million, it presented him an opportunity to dispose of those assets without losing a cent. As a matter of fact, the difference (between the sale price and market value) afforded him the USD500 million tag that Mrs. Clinton put to guarantee the filing of civil forfeitures complaints against Red Granite Pictures.
Now, Qubaisi didn’t mind paying the price, considering that he made USD1.1 billion simply by moving 1MDB funds around the BVI before locking USD600 million into a different set of assets, now worth approximately USD1.5 billion (READ HERE). What mattered most to him was the fast tracking of an announcement by the DoJ. He needed to convince Abu Dhabi that Najib conspired with IPIC insiders and his son in-law, Riza Aziz, to divert funds meant for the Emirati firm into companies linked to Red Granite.
Why did Mrs. Clinton need the DoJ announcement?
Mrs. Clinton needed to impress upon Trump supporters that she was serious in combatting terrorism and instances of money laundering involving Muslim nations. Back then, Trump had repeatedly told his campaign that the Democratic presidential hopeful was protecting terrorist organizations to remain “politically correct.” Then, on the 16th of June 2016, Trump said something that changed the course of the Clinton campaign permanently.
On that day, the Repubican presidential candidate accused Mrs. Clinton of supporting policies that brought the threat of radical Islam into the US and other parts of the world. Later that day, Mrs. Clinton’s popularity ratings suffered such a beating, that charging the leader of a Muslim majority nation with fraud topped her list of things to do.
But that wasn’t the only reason.
Mrs. Clinton knew that the assets Qubaisi sold to the Clinton Foundation were purchased using wealth derived from the billions HSBC made through “systemic fraud schemes.” Not only did Lynch help Mrs. Clinton conceal the fact, she knew of the billionaires, arms dealers, terrorists and drug lords who spirited dirty money from the Mideast through the bank (READ HERE).
On the 5th of February 2016, New York attorney general Eric Schneiderman – a longtime Lynch apologist – fined HSBC USD470 million for its role in “abusive mortgage practices.” The fine was a mere slap on the wrist and a ploy to convince the intelligence community that Lynch was serious in combatting instances of fraud involving US financial institutions.
However, the ploy didn’t work.
Four months later, on the 7th of June 2016, Mrs. Clinton was told by Peter that the intelligence community knew of her dealings with Qubaisi and the money he spirited through HSBC in 2005. According to Peter, the former IPIC Managing Director was thought to have helped channel drug money from Mexico, Columbia, Venezuela and the Mideast through the Clinton Foundation.
The information prompted Mrs. Clinton to fix a date for the DoJ announcement in a bid to convince the CIA and FBI that she suspected Qubaisi of conspiring with Najib to spirit ill-gotten wealth through the US financial system. The announcement also allowed her to legitimize the USD700 million the Clinton Foundation transferred to the BVI simply by giving Qubaisi exactly what he wanted.
What was Mahathir’s arrangement with the Clintons?
On the 8th of June 2016, Peter got in touch with Mahathir and told him to arrange the transfer of USD5 million to guarantee a commitment by the Clinton campaign against Najib. The former premier was assured that the DoJ would file the report Matthias Chang had prepared and handed over to McCabe’s team in January. According to Peter, McCabe and Lynch “are on our side.”
Back then, Mrs. Clinton, who was yet to be announced the Democratic presidential nominee for the White House, had long clinched a decisive victory over Bernie Sanders, crushing hopes that the Vermont Senator could alter the course of the Democratic presidential race. Mahathir needed very badly for Mrs. Clinton to win. His American ally, former Secretary of State John Forbes Kerry, told him that a Clinton win would mark the end of Najib’s career as Prime Minister of Malaysia.
Peter assured Mahathir that the DoJ would imply Najib in a conspiracy to defraud Malaysians without actually naming him. In return, Peter needed an assurance from the former premier that the opposition would wage an all-out assault against Najib in the alternate media to impress upon Malaysians that the Prime Minister was Malaysian Official 1 (MO1).
On the 20th of June 2016, Mahathir instructed his right-hand man, Daim Zainuddin, to initiate the transfer of USD5 million through channels linked to the Clinton Foundation (READ HERE, HERE and HERE). The money was a ‘donation’ to assist Mrs. Clinton in her campaign against her Democratic contender for the White House, Bernie Sanders. By the 18th of July 2016, Lynch had received a portion of the sum – some USD1.12 million – through a proxy channel linked to the Clinton Foundation.
That, in a nutshell, was Mahathir’s arrangement with the Clintons.
To be continued…
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