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NXIVM: Founder found guilty; ties to Clinton and other prominent Democrats

On Wednesday, June 19, after just four hours of deliberation, a New York jury found Keith Raniere, 58, founder of the creepy NXIVM sex-cult, guilty on all counts — racketeering, racketeering conspiracy, wire fraud conspiracy, forced labor conspiracy, sex trafficking, sex trafficking conspiracy and attempted sex trafficking. (Daily Mail)

Raniere now faces life in prison. His sentencing is scheduled for September 25 and he will continue to be held at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn without bail.

The trial lasted six weeks, during which time multiple women were called to the stand to describe how they served as sex slaves to Raniere and were forced to have his initials branded on their bodies, stay thin by being restricted to just 500 calories per day, and not trim their pubic hair.

US Attorney Richard Donoghue said in a statement shortly after the verdict was read on Wednesday: “Over the last seven weeks, this trial has revealed that Raniere, who portrayed himself as a savant and a genius, was in fact a massive manipulator, a con man and the crime boss of a cult-like organization involving sex trafficking, child pornography, extortion compelled abortions, branding, degradation and humiliation. The evidence proved that Raniere was truly a modern-day Svengali.”

Before Raniere was found guilty, his co-defendant accomplices already had pled guilty:

  • Clare Bronfman, 40, billionaire heiress who used her immense wealth to bankroll NXIVM’s activities, made a plea deal and pled guilty to racketeering conspiracy and conspiracy to commit identity theft.
  • Allison Mack, “Smallville” actress, 36, made a plea deal and pled guilty to racketeering conspiracy, forced labor conspiracy, wire fraud conspiracy, sex trafficking conspiracy, sex trafficking, and attempted sex trafficking.
  • Kathy Russell, NXIVM bookkeeper, 61, made a plea deal and pled guilty to racketeering conspiracy.
  • Lauren Salzman, daughter of Nancy Salzman, 43, made a plea deal and pled guilty to racketeering conspiracy, forced labor conspiracy, and wire fraud conspiracy.
  • Nancy Salzman, NXIVM co-founder and president, 64, pled guilty to racketeering conspiracy.

But NXIVM is more than a sadistic sex-cult. It also engaged in sex-trafficking of women and children, and had ties to Hillary Clinton and other prominent Democrats.

(1) The Clinton Connection:

  • NXIVM donated $29,900 to Hillary Clinton’s 2006 presidential campaign.
  • At least three NXIVM officials — Nancy Salzman and the Bronfman sisters — were “invitation-only” members of the Clinton Global Initiative. (New York Post)
  • Raniere’s trial judge refused to allow prosecution to present evidence of an “illegal scheme” by NXIVM to exceed contribution limits to Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential primary campaign, in the “hopes of obtaining political influence to advance their own agenda”. (ZeroHedge)

(2) Other Democrats:

According to a man named Ben Szemkus, in February 2007, he attended a NXIVM recruitment party in New Haven, Connecticut, where he met Keith Raniere, Allison Mack, Clare & Sara Bronfman, but also Huma Abedin and her husband Anthony Weiner, James Alefantis (owner of the infamous Comet PingPong pizza restaurant in Washington, DC), porn actress Stormy Daniels, and Eric Schneiderman (former New York state senator and attorney general who is accused by 4 women of sexual and physical abuse).

Szemkus said snuff films were shown at the recruitment party, and that NXIVM parties were held on Virgin Atlantic Airline billionaire Richard Branson‘s Necker Island in the British Virgin Islands.

On July 18, 2018, Szemkus took — and passed — a polygraph test administered by Steve Hamre, a certified polygraph examiner and private investigator.

The questions asked of Szemkus, all of which he answered “yes”, are (FrankReport):

  1. Is your name Ben?
  2. Did you attend a NXIVM recruitment in 2007?
  3. Was Stormy Daniels, James Alefantis, Huma Abedin, Anthony Wiener, and Eric Schneiderman there…?
  4. Were you aware that there were snuff films…
  5. Were NXIVM parties at Richard Bransons’s Necker Island?

Frank Parlato, a former NXIVM publicist and whistleblower who first revealed the group’s branding ritual in June 2017 on FrankReport.com, a blog dedicated to exposing Raniere and his crimes, observes:

When you consider the curious cast – – all of whom have come to recent notoriety – all coming together in Connecticut in 2007 for a NXIVM recruitment – makes for an intriguing gathering:

Stormy Daniels – then an unknown porn actress- now a notorious celebrity because of her liaison and payoff to/with Trump.

Eric Schneiderman – then a New York senator, now a disgraced former NYS AG – allegedly having committed sex crimes resembling those of Raniere’s.

Anthony Weiner – who was not married [and according to some sources not even dating] Huma Abedin, both at the party, introducing themselves as married – Weiner is in prison for sex crimes similar to Raniere. Abedin was a top aide of Hillary Clinton.

James Alefantis – a man unknown at the time – who recently became known from to-date-unproven online allegations/conspiracy theories about his operations in the area of pedophilia.

How and why this group would be together at a recruitment party of NXIVM in 2007 is unclear . . .  evidently Weiner, Abedin, Schneiderman, Alafantis – had no qualms about being known as connected to NXIVM.

~Eowyn

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Former NY demorat AG dodges criminal charges for violent sexual encounters

Demorat Eric Schneiderman getting a free pass…

I expect the feminists and #MeToo movement to start protests, STAT. And the liberal media should demand justice 24/7 on the public air waves.

Oh wait, the perp is a demorat. Never mind…

From NY Post: Former New York state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has dodged criminal charges in the domestic assault allegations that forced him to resign in disgrace, the special prosecutor in his case announced Thursday.

Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas said she made the decision following an intensive investigation — and despite being convinced that the accusations were credible.

“I personally interviewed each of the women who cooperated with our investigation along with their attorneys,” Singas said.

“I believe the women who shared their experiences with our investigation team, however, legal impediments, including statutes of limitations, preclude criminal prosecution.”

In his own statement, Schneiderman admitted that his lucky break “does not mean I have done nothing wrong,” and revealed that he underwent inpatient therapy following his stunning fall.

“I accept full responsibility for my conduct in my relationships with my accusers, and for the impact it had on them,” Schneiderman said.

“After spending time in a rehab facility, I am committed to a lifelong path of recovery and making amends to those I have harmed.”

“I apologize for any and all pain that I have caused, and I apologize to the people of the State of New York for disappointing them after they put their trust in me,” he added.

Schneiderman, a Democrat, quit his post as the state’s top law enforcer in May, hours after the New Yorker published allegations that he physically abused four women — two of whom spoke on the record — during the course of personal relationships with them.

At the time, Schneiderman claimed that while he had “engaged in role-playing and other consensual sexual activity,” he never “assaulted anyone” or “engaged in nonconsensual sex.”


FYI: Some of the allegations against Schneiderman (from Vox):

“One told Jane Mayer and Ronan Farrow of the New Yorker that Schneiderman choked her and slapped her so hard in the ear that she could feel the effects months later. Another said the abuse got to the point that “we could rarely have sex without him beating me.”

“…Mayer and Farrow reported that four women had accused Schneiderman of slapping, choking, or otherwise abusing them. One of them, Michelle Manning Barish, said she suffered problems with her ear for months after Schneiderman slapped her there; at one point, blood trickled down to her collarbone. She also said he threatened her, telling her after she made a reference to him on social media, “Don’t ever write about me. You don’t want to do that.”

“I am the law,” she said he once told her.”

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Thought Crime: 17 Democratic attorney generals go after climate-change deniers

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The idea was first floated by academics when 20 professors & scientists signed a letter asking Obama to prosecute climate change (or what used to be called “global warming”) skeptics. They signed the letter despite the fact that there isn’t even agreement within the scientific community that (a) the Earth’s climate indeed is warming; and (b) it is human actions that cause that alleged warming.
Then the action swiftly shifted to government because government has the coercive force and power. (A classical definition of government, as any first-year undergrad political science major can tell you, is the institution in society with a monopoly on power.)
On March 9, 2016, at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, Obama’s attorney general Loretta Lynch admitted that the Department of Justice (DOJ) has discussed taking civil action, i.e., civil lawsuits, against climate-change deniers. (See “Thought crime comes to America: Obama admin is considering civil action against ‘climate change’ deniers“)
Now 17 state governments are doing what the federal government is considering.
On March 29, 2016, flanked by climate-change profiteer and hypocrite Al Gore — he who owns several luxury, energy-consum mansions and attended the Sept 2014 People’s Climate March in New York in a large carbon-burning Chevrolet Suburban SUV17 Democratic attorney generals (AGs) announced in a press conference that they will be targeting, with legal action and huge fines, any company that challenges or denies climate change.
Democrat AGs prosecute climate change deniers
Hans von Spakovsky reports for The Daily Signal that the coalition of 17 “AGs United for Clean Power” treated climate change as an absolute, unassailable fact, instead of what it is— a controversial and unproven scientific hypothesis.
Speaking at the press conference on March 29, New York AG Eric Schneiderman declared, “The bottom line is simple: Climate change is real.” He threatened that the AGs will pursue “to the fullest extent of the law” companies that commit fraud by “lying” about the dangers of climate change.
The coalition of 17 consists of:

  • The attorney generals of 15 states: California, Connecticut, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Virginia, Vermont, and Washington;
  • AGs of the District of Columbia and the Virgin Islands.

16 of the 17 AGs are Democrats, while the AG for the Virgin Islands, Claude Walker, is an independent.
Schneiderman and Kamala Harris, representing New York and California respectively, have already launched investigations into ExxonMobil for allegedly funding research that questions climate change. Exxon emphatically denounced the accusations as false, pointing out that the investigation that “uncovered” this research was funded by advocacy foundations that publicly support climate change activism.
Standing next to Schneiderman throughout the press conference was the new inquisition’s Tomas de Torquemada — Clinton’s former VP Al Gore, who narrated a climate change propaganda film in 2006 entitled “An Inconvenient Truth” and deftly peddled the global-warming propaganda to amass a multi-million-dollar fortune. Gore praised what the coalition is doing as “exceptionally important,” never mind that what the AGs are doing is nothing less than prosecuting a thought crime.
When pressed on the effect that such investigations and prosecutions will have on free speech, Schneiderman said climate change dissenters are committing “fraud” and are not protected by the First Amendment.
At least for now, other state attorney generals still respect the First Amendment. Oklahoma AG Scott Pruitt and Alabama AG Luther Strange said they would not be joining this coalition:

“Reasonable minds can disagree about the science behind global warming, and disagree they do. This scientific and political debate is healthy and should be encouraged. It should not be silenced with threats of criminal prosecution by those who believe that their position is the only correct one and that all dissenting voices must therefore be intimidated and coerced into silence. It is inappropriate for State Attorneys General to use the power of their office to attempt to silence core political speech on one of the major policy debates of our time.”

H/t FOTM‘s maziel
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