Brief Durham Update: SOL
Plus: New Normal Fascism
SOL—no, not as in Sh*t Outta Luck. As in Statute of Limitations.
This is per Kim Strassel, who provides a nice primer on the Alfa Bank Hoax at the NYPost today: Truth about techies who targeted Trump. Gotta luv that consonance!
The thing about the the Alfa Bank Hoax is this. Even though it was pretty absurd on its face and was debunked in just about the blink of an eye, it involved a lot of key Clinton organization players—big figures in intra-Dem strategery. Strassel goes through some of that in very accessible style, then drops this toward the end of the article—after making a key observation early on:
Joffe’s legal team continues to insist he is “apolitical” and wasn’t aware his lawyer, Michael Sussmann, was billing Team Clinton.
Strassel makes short work of that by noting the partisan slant of the company Joffe kept. Then:
The Sussmann indictment notes a meeting Joffe had with Marc Elias, the Perkins Coie attorney for the Clinton campaign. And a deposition by a Fusion GPS staffer as part of continuing Alfa Bank litigation says Joffe attended a meeting with Peter Fritsch, a co-founder of Fusion GPS. Was he still confused about the partisan nature of this project?
Elias has testified before the grand jury, so you can bet he’s been questioned closely by Durham with regard to Joffe—who has admitted being offered a plum job in a Clinton administration.
He certainly couldn’t have been two years later. By that point, the roles Perkins Coie and Fusion played in funneling information to the FBI for Clinton were well known, while Fusion had gone on to team up with former Democratic staffer Dan Jones to keep advancing the claims.
Joffe sat for that October 2018 New Yorker piece that pushed the Alfa claims, anonymously calling himself “Max” and admitting in the piece that he’d continued to help that effort long after the election, providing Jones’s team with 37 million Internet records to examine. (A deposition in the Alfa litigation identified Joffe as Max.)
Here’s the most revealing bit: “Max” also explained to the New Yorker how vitally important it was in 2016 to make sure the threat his team discovered was “known before the election.” Which was why he and his lawyer first went with their information to the press.
Strassel is concentrating here on Joffe’s obvious disingenuousness about being apolitical, but there are also implications for the SOL. I’m not sure how long after the election “long after the election” is, but we know it gets us to February, 2017. But—presumably after Sussmann and Joffe struck out then with the CIA—Joffe (presumably with Sussmann’s approval) gave 37 million records to Dan Jones. That was to go with the $50 million dollars that Jones received from top Dems to keep the Russia Hoax going through “research”. All of a sudden the entire Russia Hoax conspiracy is extending out for years past the election, and along with it goes the SOL, which applies to all the conspirators. At a guess, I suspect Durham is not too worried about the SOL at this point.
BTW, read more about Dan Jones—a major player who has testified before the grand jury, but has received little coverage—HERE.
New Normal Fascism?
Here are two good reads. First C. J. Hopkins:
Hopkins provides an update about the in-your-face brutality of the Castreau regime, then moves on to the heart of the matter: power politics:
As my readers might recall, New Normal Germany outlawed protesting against the New Normal (i.e., the new official ideology) back in September of 2020, and the German police have been absolutely brutal. Anyone deemed a “Covid denier” is subject to surveillance by Germany’s Intelligence services. The US Department of Homeland Security designates us “domestic violent extremists.” Same story in Australia, France, Belgium, The Netherlands, and assorted other countries.
I have been describing the New Normal as a new form of totalitarianism (or fascism, if you prefer) for the past two years, and I have been documenting it from the very beginning (see, e.g., these Twitter threads from March 2020 and April 2020, which the OffGuardian editors have preserved for posterity). It has been there all along, right out in the open, but rendered invisible by the official Covid narrative.
The official narrative is rapidly dissolving, rendering the fascism of the New Normal visible. This is happening now because those of us who have seen it from the beginning — and have been resisting it all along — have held out long enough to run out the clock. GloboCap can’t keep the narrative going, so all they have left is brute fascist force.
We need to make GloboCap deploy that force, and to shine a big, bright spotlight on it, as the truckers and protesters in Ottawa have just done. In case anyone is confused about the tactic, it’s called classic non-violent civil disobedience. I described it in a recent column:
“In other words, we need to make GloboCap (and its minions) go openly totalitarian … because it can’t. If it could, it would have done so already. Global capitalism cannot function that way. Going openly totalitarian will cause it to implode … no, not global capitalism itself, but this totalitarian version of it. In fact, this is starting to happen already. It needs the simulation of ‘reality,’ and ‘democracy,’ and ‘normality,’ to keep the masses docile. So we need to attack that simulation. We need to hammer on it until it cracks, and the monster hiding within in appears. That is the weakness of the system … New Normal totalitarianism will not work if the masses perceive it as totalitarianism, as a political/ideological program, rather than as a response to a deadly pandemic.”
The official narrative is dead, or dying. The Covidian Cult is coming apart. No one but the most fanatical New Normals believes there is any real justification for imposing mandatory “vaccination,” “quarantine camps,” segregation of “the Unvaccinated,” or any of the other “Covid restrictions.” “The virus” is no longer an excuse for mindlessly following ridiculous orders and persecuting those of us who refuse.
Apocalyptic Pandemic Theater is over.
It is a purely political fight from now on.
The second article, along the same lines, is by Monica Showalter at American Thinker:
The face of the Trudeau regime in this case is Chrystia Freeland—she of the Nazi family past. Is that Ukrainian Nazi family past where the accusations against the Freedom Convoy are coming from? That the truckers are Putin stooges? Freeland is also is a close Soros and WEF associate.
Anyway, toward the end of the article Showalter quotes Legal Insurrection’s William Jacobson:
Trudeau is dangerous not just because he’s abusing Canadians, but because he is providing the wish list for crackdowns by Democrats in the U.S.
We see it already. Big tech corporations do the Democrats’ bidding in silencing critics through deplatforming, censoring content from publication or social media sharing, deplatforming websites from hosting companies and, as in the case of Parler, from the cloud and app stores. Funding platforms like GoFundMe are pressured to suspend fundraising and deprive the beneficiary of the donations, and payment processors and banks are pressured to cut off deplorables. Removing the political opposition from the modern financial and technology systems is what Justin Trudeau is doing, and it’s the dream of the political progressives in the U.S.
It’s already happening here, though not with the brazenness of Trudeau. The Biden administration gives cover to and encourages every one of the actions listed in the preceding paragraph by declaring political opposition domestic terrorists (even parents at school boards), and by broadly blurring the distinction between policial dissent and terrorism. Social media platforms openly are solicited by the Biden administration to crack down on dissent.
If it doesn’t happen here it will only be because of determined resistance.
This whole process began with the 2008 election. The Russia Hoax was intended to continue that process but, hey—Thank God for Trump. We got a bit of breathing space. But even with non compos Zhou residing part time in the White House, Dems aren’t giving up.