Soros’ foundations were also deeply involved in the 2004 Orange Revolution that brought the corrupt but pro-NATO Viktor Yushchenko into power with his American wife who had been in the US State Department. In 2004 just weeks after Soros’ International Renaissance Foundation had succeeded in getting Viktor Yushchenko as President of Ukraine. Anyone familiar with the history of the Soros Open Society Foundations in Eastern Europe and around the world since the late 1980’s, will know that his supposedly philanthropic “democracy-building” projects in Poland, Russia, or Ukraine in the 1990’s allowed Soros the businessman to literally plunder the former communist countries’ wealth.
Interesting fact about his wife, right? She was born in Chicago, the daughter of Ukrainian immigrants, worked for the Reagan White House, the Treasury, and Poppy Bush, before changing her name from the American “Catherine” to the more Ukrainian “Kateryna,” and marrying Viktor. Potential handler material if you ask me.
Oh, and Putin tried to have Yushchenko poisoned in 2004, causing his skin to break out in a condition known as chloracne:
Poisoned ex-Ukrainian president: ‘I know what Putin fears’
Viktor Yushchenko, himself poisoned in 2004, says expelling diplomats is a start but military action against Russia may be needed.
Anyway, fast-forward a big. Yanukovych, the Kremlin-backed candidate, finally wins in 2010. And when I say Kremlin-backed, I mean, effectively Russian for all intents and purposes. You want to see what real #RussianCollusion looks like, you look at Ukraine in 2010. Yanukovych didn’t even speak Ukrainian that well. Russian was literally his first language.
Here’s a photo of Putin and Yanukovych from 2013, attending a moleben service together:
(More hats that make their heads look like giant gold onions. I’m sure I just committed a sacrilege of some sort by saying that)…
Oh, and by the way, the guy literally stole ~100 BILLION dollars from Ukrainian citizens:
The scale of corruption was so unfathomable, it kicked off the 2014 Ukranian revolution, with the people wanting to overthrow the entire government and start again from scratch.
Well, what did Yanukovych do?
He calls up the Kremlin and asks for backup. Russia called it an illegal coup d’etat, sent in the military, and forcibly established an interim government which “conveniently” signs on to EU agreements.
Yanukovych gets ousted in 2014, and now lives in exile in Russia.
But before he does… look who hops a plane and shows up in in Kiev:
That’s right. Old #NoName himself! And notice the language:
The United States could take “concrete action” against Ukraine if its government cracks down on dissent, Senator John McCain warned Sunday as he addressed thousands of protesters camped on Kiev’s bitterly cold main square.
McCain, a leading Republican voice on U.S. foreign policy, told NBC News that sanctions against Ukraine “would deserve serious consideration” by Congress if Ukraine signed a customs and trade union with Russia instead of entering a trade deal with Europe.
“What would provoke more concrete action is if there is any brutal repression of the demonstrators,” McCain added.
That’s the “concrete code” popping up again here, folks.
Anyway, Yushchenko’s successor ends up being the business oligarch Petro Poroshenko, also known as the “chocolate king.” Poroshenko gets elected as the 5th president of the Ukraine – earning his nickname from the big candy company he owns.
And then, also in 2014, the Russians go and annex Crimea from the Ukraine, giving them more control over the Black Sea (think oil/trade)…
So essentially, what I’m trying to get at here is you have these Church hierarchs waging a strange sort of proxy war against each other, in disputed “Russian” territory, vying for influence/control over the populace.
And in case it isn’t obvious by now, Petro Poroshenko is total #Cabal. Hat tip to Imperator Rex (who we’ll be visiting with in a moment anyway) for bringing this to my attention:
“Ukrainian Papers” massive business data leak embroils Poroshenko in a new corruption scandal | bne IntelliNews
Another corruption scandal has broken out for Ukraine’s embattled President Petro Poroshenko, only two weeks away from presidential elections, via a massive leak of hacked files that also implicate the president’s friends.
Another corruption scandal has broken out around Ukraine’s embattled President Petro Poroshenko, only two weeks away from presidential elections, via a massive leak of hacked files. Under the title “Ukrainian Papers”, the leak contains thousands of documents and correspondence relating to Poroshenko’s offshore business empire, his business partners and political allies Oleg Hladkovskiy and Ihor Kononenko, and their managers Sergii Zaitsev and Dmytro Lytvynets.
The leak comes shortly after a similar leak prompted Poroshenko to dismiss his business partner and deputy head of the National Security and Defence Council Hladkovskiy on March 4. Journalists accused Hladkovskiy of embezzlement from the army, which he denies.
The new leak relates to the president and his inner circle of business partners turned top officials. It also includes the email correspondence of Oleh Liashko, another presidential contender and — sensationally — the promise that the personal email correspondence of Poroshenko and his lieutenants will appear shortly.
So yeah, this guy is another really corrupt Cabal-affiliated politician, but perhaps more savvy than his predecessor.
Which is why his relationship with Patriarch Filaret should raise eyebrows:
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has decided to award Patriarch Filaret (Denysenko) of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (UOC) the title “Hero of Ukraine”, he announced on his official Facebook page.
“No level has yet been invented which could measure the contribution of Patriarch Filaret to the fight for our own local church. He has been and remains the spiritual leader of the Ukrainian church, the spiritual leader of the Ukrainian people. That is why I have decided to grant him the title Hero of Ukraine,” the President wrote.
“The title Hero of Ukraine is awarded to Filaret for his outstanding historic role in the formation of the independent UOC, his activity aimed at reviving the spirituality of the Ukrainian nation, raising the authority of orthodoxy, and affirming the ideals of mercy and interconfessional agreement,” Poroshenko’s press service wrote.
Ukrainians gathered in Kyiv on Oct. 14 to hold a mass prayer celebrating the Ukrainian Orthodox Church’s recent steps toward independence from Moscow. Attendees, including President Petro Poroshenko, gathered on the city’s Sofiivska Square to thank the Istanbul-based Ecumenical Patriarchate for granting approval for Ukraine to establish an independent — or “autocephalous” — Orthodox church. …
Attendees, including President Petro Poroshenko, gathered on the city’s Sofiivska Square to thank the Istanbul-based Ecumenical Patriarchate for granting approval for Ukraine to establish an independent — or “autocephalous” — Orthodox church.
Then, on Oct. 11, Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople recognized the legitimacy of the bishops Filaret and Makariy, the leaders of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kyiv Patriarchate and the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church, respectively.
The two Ukrainian churches spearheaded by Filaret and Makariy — both of whom were in attendance at the mass prayer — are now considered part of the Constantinople Church and not as part of the Russian Church anymore.
Oh, and he’s been here in the US recently, meddling where he could (perhaps because he knows what’s coming down the pike… which, again, we’ll get into in a bit):
At the end of September, three largest figures arrived simultaneously in the US, who one way or another have to do with the creation of the Single Local Church.
On Monday, September 24, Petro Poroshenko arrived in the United States. The official goal of his visit was participation in the regular session of the UN General Assembly. Besides, “a number of bilateral meetings with world leaders, business circles and leaders of the Ukrainian community in the United States” were announced.
By the “pure coincidence”, two people visited the US at the same time, who are positioned as candidates for the position of the SLC head. This is Metropolitan Simeon (Shostatsky) of Vinnitsia and Bary and UOC KP chief Filaret.
Each of the above-mentioned persons is somehow connected with the issue of the creation in Ukraine of an ecclesiastic structure called the “Single Local Church”. Two of them are engaged with this project publicly. Petro Poroshenko made a hgh-profile statement on April 20, 2018 that he managed to persuade Patriarch Bartholomew to grant autocephaly to the Ukrainian Church. Since then, the President has been making such statements regularly and, in fact, itemized the issue of the Single Church as the first point of his election program.
In September 18, [Simeon] met with former US Vice President Joseph Biden. In spite of the fact that Biden openly positions himself as an active propagandist of the LGBT, he awards him with a church order of Prince Vladimir the Great of the II degree.
A little later, Filaret had a meeting with the US Senator from Ohio Robert Portman. Despite the fact that Portman openly positions himself as a lobbyist of gay marriages, Denisenko awards him with exactly the same order – Prince Vladimir of the II degree.
On September 19, Filaret organized a meeting in one of the “think tanks” of the American establishment – the Atlantic Counsil (sic).
Sounds real fishy, right?
On top of two heads of what is ostensibly the most staunch and traditional form of Christianity awarding those two Cabal clowns literal awards, you’re talking about Filaret literally going to a #Soros-backed org, when he went to the Atlantic Council.
For those who don’t know, the Atlantic Council was the group that slammed Disobedient Media when they exposed the Clintons and Laura Silsby’s child trafficking operation out of Haiti:
On February 10th, 2017, an article distributed by the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensics Lab attacked research published by Disobedient Media concerning the EU and added the Atlantic Council to a line of media houses and other outlets who deny the Wikileaks and Harvard Human Rights Journal supported research collected and published by Disobedient Media exposing the role that the Clintons and Department of State played in helping Laura Silsby and her co-conspirators off the hook after they were caught smuggling children illegally out of Haiti.
The Atlantic Council has accepted donations from funds owned by George Soros and a multitude of other foreign and domestic special interest groups, pushed harmful and imperialistic neoconservative political viewpoints to intellectuals and readers and promoted “black propaganda” now debunked by the intelligence community claiming that Russia was likely to hack the 2016 U.S. Presidential elections, and that Wikileaks is a pawn of the Russian government.
The Atlantic Council has a troubling history of taking money from foreign special interest groups and government agencies in return for pushing propaganda to support various initiatives around the globe. The New York Times has named the Atlantic Council along with the Brookings Institution and the Center for Strategic and International Studies as being think tanks which have made undisclosed “agreements” with foreign governments. The article denounced the Atlantic Council for having “opened a whole new window into an aspect of the influence-buying in Washington that has not previously been exposed.”
In May 2016, a report by the Associated Press identified the Atlantic Council as one of a number of think tanks which had received funding from the Ploughshares Fund. The Ploughshares Fund is financed by George Soros’ Open Society Foundation. A May 5, 2016 article by the New York Times revealed that the Ploughshares Fund was a major player in efforts to sell the Iranian nuclear deal to the American public. The deal has been generally criticized as a foreign policy failure, resulted in the transfer of hundreds of billions of dollars to Iran without any concessions in return and has failed to prevent Iran from continuing to illegally test long range ICBM missiles in violation of both the deal and international sanctions.
Atlantic Council has released a number of glowing reviews of Soros’ “philanthropic” work despite the fact that his Open Society Foundation has recently been expelled from Hungary and is under audit along with affiliated NGO groups in Macedonia due to accusations of meddling in national elections and improperly seeking to influence public opinion.
The Atlantic Council proudly lists a jaw dropping number of various special interest groups, government agencies, foreign governments and well connected, wealthy individual patrons among its donors. Highlights on the list include the foundation of Ukranian oligarch Victor Pinchuk, The Open Society Foundation, the United Arab Emirates, Bahaa Hariri, the billionaire brother of Lebanese prime minister Saad Hariri, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Inc., NATO, the United States Department of State, Lockheed Martin Corporation and the Turkish Ministry of Energy & National Resources, whose head Berat Albayrak was the subject of leaks released by publishing giant Wikileaks exposing increasing political oppression in Turkey.
The whole article is mind-blowing. Everyone should read it when they get the chance.
Moreover, the Atlantic Council has a partnership with Burisma Group, a Ukrainian natural gas company.
Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden sits on the board at Burisma!
Oh, but it doesn’t end there:
In the last days of the Obama administration, Vice President Joe Biden took a “swan song” trip to Ukraine, a notoriously corrupt country where he had been the administration’s “point person.” On the eve of this trip, the country announced it would end a criminal investigation into a company connected to the loss of $1.8 billion in aid funding — a company whose board of directors included Biden’s son Hunter.
The Biden family’s dealings with this Ukrainian company involved getting one of the country’s most notorious mob bankers, Ihor Kolomoisky, off the U.S. government visa ban list. Under Biden’s leadership, $3 billion in aid went to Ukraine, and his son’s company was implicated in the disappearance of $1.8 billion of that money.
And later, Biden brag to a CFR audience about his Ukrainian strong-arming during another trip (and this is a John Solomon article, so… while it didn’t get the kind of attention it normally does among the QAnon-crowd, I think it’s because we really weren’t aware of the full extent of what was going on here, yet):
Two years after leaving office, Joe Biden couldn’t resist the temptation last year to brag to an audience of foreign policy specialists about the time as vice president that he strong-armed Ukraine into firing its top prosecutor.
In his own words, with video cameras rolling, Biden described how he threatened Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in March 2016 that the Obama administration would pull $1 billion in U.S. loan guarantees, sending the former Soviet republic toward insolvency, if it didn’t immediately fire Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin.
“I said, ‘You’re not getting the billion.’ I’m going to be leaving here in, I think it was about six hours. I looked at them and said: ‘I’m leaving in six hours. If the prosecutor is not fired, you’re not getting the money,’” Biden recalled telling Poroshenko.
“Well, son of a bitch, he got fired. And they put in place someone who was solid at the time,” Biden told the Council on Foreign Relations event, insisting that President Obama was in on the threat.
But Ukrainian officials tell me there was one crucial piece of information that Biden must have known but didn’t mention to his audience: The prosecutor he got fired was leading a wide-ranging corruption probe into the natural gas firm Burisma Holdings that employed Biden’s younger son, Hunter, as a board member.
U.S. banking records show Hunter Biden’s American-based firm, Rosemont Seneca Partners LLC, received regular transfers into one of its accounts — usually more than $166,000 a month — from Burisma from spring 2014 through fall 2015, during a period when Vice President Biden was the main U.S. official dealing with Ukraine and its tense relations with Russia.
Honestly, I’m getting shades of Poppy Bush working for Zapata oil here, more than anything else. But instead of happening in the Gulf of Mexico, this is all happening in former Soviet Satellite states.
Most of the general prosecutor’s investigative work on Burisma focused on three separate cases, and most stopped abruptly once Shokin was fired. The most prominent of the Burisma cases was transferred to a different Ukrainian agency, closely aligned with the U.S. Embassy in Kiev, known as the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU), according to the case file and current General Prosecutor Yuriy Lutsenko.
NABU closed that case, and a second case involving alleged improper money transfers in London was dropped when Ukrainian officials failed to file the necessary documents by the required deadline. The general prosecutor’s office successfully secured a multimillion-dollar judgment in a tax evasion case, Lutsenko said. He did not say who was the actual defendant in that case.
As a result, the Biden family appeared to have escaped the potential for an embarrassing inquiry overseas in the final days of the Obama administration and during an election in which Democrat Hillary Clinton was running for president in 2016.
But then, as Biden’s 2020 campaign ramped up over the past year, Lutsenko — the Ukrainian prosecutor that Biden once hailed as a “solid” replacement for Shokin — began looking into what happened with the Burisma case that had been shut down.
Lutsenko told me that, while reviewing the Burisma investigative files, he discovered “members of the Board obtained funds as well as another U.S.-based legal entity, Rosemont Seneca Partners LLC, for consulting services.”
Lutsenko said some of the evidence he knows about in the Burisma case may interest U.S. authorities and he’d like to present that information to new U.S. Attorney General William Barr, particularly the vice president’s intervention.
Nazar Kholodnytskyi, the lead anti-corruption prosecutor in Lutsenko’s office, confirmed to me in an interview that part of the Burisma investigation was reopened in 2018, after Joe Biden made his remarks. “We were able to start this case again,” Kholodnytskyi said.
Between April 2014 and October 2015, more than $3 million was paid out of Burisma accounts to an account linked to Biden’s and Archer’s Rosemont Seneca firm, according to the financial records placed in a federal court file in Manhattan in an unrelated case against Archer.
The bank records show that, on most months when Burisma money flowed, two wire transfers of $83,333.33 each were sent to the Rosemont Seneca–connected account on the same day. The same Rosemont Seneca–linked account typically then would pay Hunter Biden one or more payments ranging from $5,000 to $25,000 each. Prosecutors reviewed internal company documents and wanted to interview Hunter Biden and Archer about why they had received such payments, according to interviews.
(Emphasis mine). Sorry for the lengthy excerpts, but there’s SO much to understand here.
Is the outline of the corruption beginning to get clearer? Because believe me; we’re only just scratching the surface here.
One more “fun fact” about Poroshenko.
He wanted a #NoName Lane in the capital city:
That should speak volumes in and of itself.
But during this whole era, from 2014-2015 – guess who pops up in the Ukraine.
Yes, the “author” of the Steele Dossier.
On February 4, 2018, Victoria Nuland, the Assistant Secretary of State in the Obama Administration went on Face the Nation and made the following comment:
During the Ukraine crisis in 2014-15, Chris Steele had a number of commercial clients who were asking him for reports on what was going on in Russia, what was going on in Ukraine, what was going on between them. Chris had a friend [Jonathan Winer] at the State Department and he offered us that reporting free so that we could also benefit from it. It was one of, you know, hundreds of sources that we were using to try to understand what was going on.
Then, in the middle of July, when he was doing this other work and became concerned, he passed two to four pages of short points of what he was finding and our immediate reaction to that was, this is not in our purview. This needs to go to the FBI if there is any concern here that one candidate or the election as a whole might be influenced by the Russian Federation. That’s something for the FBI to investigate.
Nuland said the State Department received the Dossier directly from Steele in mid-July 2016, whereupon the State Department turned it over to the FBI.
Here’s a video clip of that segment:
Where did “Steele” get the bulk of his “oppo-research” from? Well, initially he claimed to have all these private sources, Sources A-F, all with intimidating descriptive titles like, “Source D – a close associate of Trump who had organized and managed his recent trips to Moscow.”
(By the way, I keep putting Steele’s name in quotations of late because I don’t think he, himself, wrote the dossier but rather, it was written by an underling – Ed Baumgartner. Steele then slapped his name on the finished dossier to give it more credibility as a source).
Steele later admitted to using random user-generated content he found online. And there’s also the distinct possibility he was directly paying people working under the command of the Kremlin, in order to get them to tell him what he wanted to hear. But even with that in mind, that still doesn’t cover everything in his dossier.
This is why I’m sure it’s just a “total coincidence” that a Ukranian-American lawyer working for the DNC by the name of Alexandra Chalupa, had opened up an independent investigation into Paul Manafort as far back as 2014, and that this same info ended up in the Steele Dossier.
Jeff Carlson provides a neat timeline:
2014 (undetermined) -Chalupa begins to investigate Paul Manafort.
Chalupa, a lawyer by training, in 2014 was doing pro bono work for another client interested in the Ukrainian crisis and began researching Manafort’s role in Yanukovych’s rise, as well as his ties to the pro-Russian oligarchs who funded Yanukovych’s political party.
Late 2015 – Chalupa expands her opposition research into Manafort to include Trump’s ties to Russia.
Chalupa told Politico she had developed a network of sources in Kiev and Washington, including investigative journalists, government officials and private intelligence operatives. When Trump’s unlikely presidential campaign began surging in late 2015, she began focusing more on the research, and expanded it to include Trump’s ties to Russia, as well.
She occasionally shared her findings with officials from the DNC and Clinton’s campaign
January 2016 – Chalupa informs a senior DNC official that she feels there is a Russia connection with the Trump Campaign.
Chalupa told a senior DNC official that, when it came to Trump’s campaign, “I felt there was a Russia connection,” Chalupa recalled. “And that, if there was, that we can expect Paul Manafort to be involved in this election,” said Chalupa, who at the time also was warning leaders in the Ukrainian-American community that Manafort was “Putin’s political brain for manipulating U.S. foreign policy and elections.”
March 25 2016 – Chalupa shared her concerns with the Ukrainian Ambassador to the U.S.
She said she shared her concern with Ukraine’s ambassador to the U.S., Valeriy Chaly, and one of his top aides, Oksana Shulyar, during a March 2016 meeting at the Ukrainian Embassy. According to someone briefed on the meeting, Chaly said that Manafort was very much on his radar, but that he wasn’t particularly concerned about the operative’s ties to Trump.
March 29 2016 – Chalupa briefs DNC Communication staff.
The day after Manafort’s hiring was revealed, she briefed the DNC’s communications staff on Manafort, Trump and their ties to Russia, according to an operative familiar with the situation.
A former DNC staffer and the operative familiar with the situation agreed that with the DNC’s encouragement, Chalupa asked embassy staff to try to arrange an interview in which Poroshenko might discuss Manafort’s ties to Yanukovych.
While the embassy declined that request, officials there became “helpful” in Chalupa’s efforts, she said, explaining that she traded information and leads with them.
Chalupa said the embassy also worked directly with reporters researching Trump, Manafort and Russia to point them in the right directions.
So, here’s how it works:
Manafort works closely with corrupt Putin-proxy, Yanukovych.
Ukrainian-American DNC Lawyer Alexandra Chalupa starts investigating Manafort as early as 2014 (This possibly just a pretense/cover for her).
Manafort gets planted into the Trump in 2015 by Tony Podesta.
Oh gee-whiz, look, Chalupa just happens to share her info with the DNC and the Kremlin-aligned Ukrainian government.
The DNC hires Fusion GPS for “opposition research” purposes.
(Remember – Nellie Ohr worked for Fusion GPS, and passed their research on to Bruce Ohr, ADAG at Loretta Lynch’s DOJ at the time).
(Also remember that it’s now come out that Fusion GPS is a CIA front-group).
The DNC hires Perkins Coie lawyer Michael Sussman.
Michael Sussman hires Crowdstrike to look at the servers and get them to say “The Russians diddit.”
Fusion GPS hires Steele (Orbis).
They come back with the Steele dossier pointing the finger at Manafort!
Steele then leaks info to Michael Iskoff at Yahoo! News, kicking off the Trump-Russia collusion narrative:
This “expose” gives the Obama Admin the ability to issue a FISA against another plant in the Trump campaign, Carter Page.
In the meantime, Iskoff is attending upscale conferences with Fusion GPS and a friend of Christopher Steele’s, Jonathan Winer.
The Page FISA triggers spying on George Papadopoulous…
WHO IS SIMULTANEOUSLY BEING SET UP BY FBI/UK/AUS/Kremlin-aligned #DeepState forces in the form of Mifsud and Downer: