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December 13, 2022

The Morning Report — 12/13/22


Good morning kids. Tuesday and let me be the first to declare right here and now:

Sam Bankman-Fried Did Not Kill Himself

Or at least "Scam Bank-Fraud" as Joe Mannix labeled him will not have killed himself.

Former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried was arrested Monday by authorities in the Bahamas because they were notified that the U.S. Department of Justice has filed criminal charges against him and is expected to request extradition. . .

. . . “As a result of the notification received and the material provided therewith, it was deemed appropriate for the Attorney General to seek BF’s arrest and hold him in custody pursuant to our nation’s Extradition Act,” the statement continued. “At such time as a formal request for extradition is made, The Bahamas intends to process it promptly, pursuant to Bahamian law and its treaty obligations with the United States.”

Prime Minister Philip Davis said in a statement that the country has a shared interest with the U.S. to hold “accountable all individuals associated with FTX who may have betrayed the public trust and broken the law.”

I suppose after taking a lot of well-heeled individuals and companies down in a Ponzi scheme that made what Bernie Madoff did look like a kid boosting a Hershey bar from a candy store, and then being given the kid glove treatment from the media and Democrat politicians (pardon the redundancy), he thought he could just pull a Christopher Wray and flip the bird at a Congressional hearing.

Don't get me wrong; this irritating schlub with the second-hand Abbie Hoffman Jew-fro is in no way, shape or form going to actually be investigated, let alone prosecuted. Not in the actual true meaning of those words. Off the top of my head, I don't really know what Bernie Madoff's politics were, but at the time of his arrest, he was a convenient target for that other Bernie and his acolytes, i.e. Sanders and the Left. Madoff was the scapegoat/Emanuel Goldstein for free market capitalism, conservatism and America as founded in general.

Given the Democrat-Left's now in-your-face, institutional anti-Semitism, this SBF clown should have been the perfect target. And yet, one of the most horrid examples of anti-white, anti-American, anti-Semitic pig ignorance, Maxine "Mikva" Waters is giving him a pass.

Despite netting billions of dollars for himself, Sam Bankman-Fried spent quite a bit of that ill-gotten booty on Democrat political campaigns, to the tune of tens or even hundreds of millions of dollars. No wonder he felt he could essentially flip the bird at that committee. He felt he had immunity as a fellow traveler. But, I guess that's how Sergei Kirov felt about Stalin. Ditto Leon Trotsky. Until he got a splitting headache.

There is no doubt that, aside from the criminality of the scheme that netted this asshole billions of dollars, along with embarrassing the hell out of those whom he took down, a fairly large percentage of his dupes being fellow leftists, the channeling of millions to political campaigns no doubt violated all kinds of election laws – with the full knowledge and no doubt gratitude of those on the receiving end of that lucre, all of whom were Democrat candidates (or stooge RINOs).

Whatever justified skepticism we have about a GOP-led House, as well as the track record of hearings that produced a torrent of soundbites and hair gel flying out of the mouth and head of Trey Gowdy yet amounted to nothing, Bankman-Fried is an embarrassing loose end. And just like Jeffrey Epstein, he knows where the bodies are buried, so to speak.

How quickly many have forgotten Seth Rich, and Philip Haney:

“The FBI not only has possession of a laptop computer owned by slain Democratic National Committee (DNC) staffer Seth Rich,” the Epoch Times reports, “but a report detailing forensic imaging of what’s being described as Rich’s work computer.” 

The revelation came in a three-page forensic report about an “outside entity” working on imaging Rich’s work computer, also a laptop. According to the Epoch Times, that report “was among four documents that had never been disclosed by the FBI in relation to Rich’s case.” 

Seth Rich was the DNC’s voter expansion data director. On July 10, 2016, the 27-year-old was gunned down in Washington, D.C. Police called it a street robbery gone wrong, but the shooters did not take Rich’s wallet, watch, or phone. Weeks after the murder, as the BBC reported, “Wikileaks published 20,000 emails obtained from Democratic National Committee computers via an anonymous source". . .

. . . With Rich’s personal laptop, the FBI wants 66 years—a proxy for “never”—to produce data the bureau previously denied it even possessed. With Rich’s work laptop, the bureau is taking obstructionism to a new level. 

FBI records boss Michael Seidel is claiming that the computer is only a physical object, not an “actual record,” and therefore not subject to the Freedom of Information Act request from Texas resident Brian Huddleston. His attorneys want the Obama-appointed Judge Amos Mazzant to order the release of the information from the personal and work computers of murder victim Rich.

As it happens, those are not the only devices the FBI is harboring. 

On February 21, 2020, the body of Philip Haney, author of See Something Say Nothing: A Homeland Security Officer Exposes the Government’s Submission to Jihad, was “found deceased” in Amador County, California. He was killed by a gunshot to the chest. . .

. . . DHS bosses couldn’t have been too happy about Haney’s book, and terrorists dislike exposure. Even so, the Federal Bureau of “Investigation,” assigned to prevent terrorist attacks, showed no interest in the basic questions of motive, means, and opportunity. As U.S. Attorney James J. Wells (Wilford Brimley) said in Absence of Malice, “I think I know where we are headed here."

With summary arrests of people like Peter Navarro, seizing the phone of Trump supporter Mike Lindell, and ransacking Trump’s Florida residence, the FBI reveals itself as the Geheime Staatspolizei of the Biden Junta. That would be bad enough, but the FBI is multitasking.

By mounting covert operations Midyear Exam and Crossfire Hurricane against candidate and later President Trump, and the entrapment of General Michael Flynn, the FBI reveals itself as the Biden Junta’s Komitet Gosudarstvennoy Bezopasnosti, the “Committee for State Security,” better known as the KGB. As Pavel and Anatoli Sudoplatov showed in Special Tasks, the KGB was involved in “wet” operations, also known as assassinations, and sometimes disguised as suicides, accidents, and so forth.

The estimable Lloyd Billingsley notes the FBI is "assigned to prevent terrorist attacks." Considering that agency's track record of prevention of real attacks going back to the first World Trade Center bombing, if not before, the only terrorist attacks it prevents are those that they themselves organized as entrapment scams. Acts committed in the name of Islam or any Leftist ideology? In the immortal words of Charlie Gibson, "Never heard of them!"

The FBI and its parent DOJ are, in point of fact, political hit squads in the figurative and I believe literal senses. Nothing is beyond the pale. Phillip Haney and Seth Rich were on the wrong side of the political divide (Rich worked for the Family but I guess he had a conscience), so they were easy-peasy to push a button on. Fellow travelers like Epstein, Vince Foster and Ron Brown? Strictly business. If, like the latter three, you know where the bodies are buried, sooner or later, you're going to be joining them for an extended dirt nap, fellow traveler or not.

Am I going too far with Scam Bank-Fraud? You tell me.


  • "This is the condition in which we now find ourselves as we maneuver in a 'culture of lies,' and what the upshot will be remains problematic."
    People of the Lie
  • Lloyd Billingsley: "The FBI claims the second computer of the slain DNC staffer is not an 'actual record.' Oh, really?"
    The Seth Rich Case Gets Richer
  • Michael Walsh: ". . . Trump’s day has likely passed. So much winning has turned into so much losing, and not even the small clawback of the House last month can ameliorate the disasters of 2018 and 2020.”
    A Man Who Could Have Been Great

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