WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump seems poised to win his Senate impeachment trial Wednesday after Republican senators voted down an attempt by Democrats to call witnesses in the case. President Trump stands accused by House Democrats of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress for allegedly pressuring Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden’s role in withholding Obama administration loan money to coerce the country to fire its prosecutor-general, who was looking into Biden’s son Hunter’s lucrative board position at the gas company Burisma Holdings. Republican senators Mitt Romney and Susan Collins broke with their party peers and voted to call witnesses, prompting political backlash from Trump supporters. (READ: Utah Conservatives Launch ‘Recall Romney’ Effort).
President Trump’s lawyer Jay Sekulow warned that if witnesses got called, then Trump’s team would want to call the following people: Adam Schiff, Hunter Biden, Joe Biden, the “whistleblower” in the case and any House members who might have interacted with the whistleblower at any point in this anti-Trump operation.
There’s no solid evidence that Trump withheld $250 million in U.S. military aid to Ukraine in a “Quid Pro Quo” scenario. There is, however, massive evidence that the most prominent Democrat politicians in the United States and their Republican quislings were using their government positions to insert themselves into the big-money Ukraine oil and gas market. The tentacles of Ukraine corruption ensnare Barack Obama, Joe Biden, George Soros, Adam Schiff, Nancy Pelosi, John Bolton, John Kerry, Mitt Romney, and Bill and Hillary Clinton.
Let’s break it down, politician by politician:
BARACK OBAMA AND JOE BIDEN
Democrat president Joe Biden intervened in Ukraine during his tenure as Barack Obama’s vice president, threatening to withhold Obama loan money until Ukraine’s government under previous president Petro Poroshenko fired its prosecutor-general Viktor Shokin, who now wants a criminal investigation of Joe Biden. Shokin was hot on the trail of Burisma Holdings, where Hunter Biden enriched himself as a board member. Joe Biden even bragged about his brazen Quid Pro Quo in the Shokin firing while speaking at the Council on Foreign Relations.
🎉Happy Anniversary to Joe Biden’s Quid Pro Quo (Bribery!)
Two years ago today, Joe Biden admitted his quid pro quo (bribery!), when he threatened to withhold aid unless a Ukrainian prosecutor was fired. pic.twitter.com/fdlr09gkYs
— Congresswoman Debbie Lesko (@RepDLesko) January 23, 2020
Joe Biden also clearly implicated Barack Obama in the plot, according to the transcript of Biden’s Council on Foreign Relations presentation, which states (emphasis added): “So they said they had-they were walking out to a press conference. I said, nah, I’m not going to-or, we’re not going to give you the billion dollars. They said, you have no authority. You’re not the president. The president said-I said, call him. (Laughter.) I said, I’m telling you, you’re not getting the billion dollars. 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. Well, son of a bitch. (Laughter.) He got fired. And they put in place someone who was solid at the time.”
Progressive billionaire donor George Soros, born in Hungary, has been advocating for years for the world community to provide more than $50 billion to Ukraine to form a military bulwark against oil exporter Russia.
George Soros wrote an editorial for The New York Review of Books on January 8, 2015, entitled “A New Policy To Rescue Ukraine,” which is preserved on Georgesoros.com.
Democrat House Intelligence Committee chairman Rep. Adam Schiff benefited from a 2013 fundraiser thrown in his honor by Igor Pasternak, the Soviet-native arms dealer who has long influenced American politics as a militaristic advocate for Ukraine. Schiff’s zeal in fighting for Ukraine to receive U.S. arms funding accelerated rapidly after he began associating with Pasternak.
— DEPLORABLE MEDIA (@correctthemedia) March 20, 2017
No wonder, then, Schiff has been front and center in this Democrat impeachment effort. Schiff was found to have pushed false evidence in a Ukraine summary that he sent to his Democrat colleague Rep. Jerry Nadler.
In December 2018, Schiff met with Yulia Tymoshenko, a pro-European Union politician who served as prime minister of Ukraine and ran against now-President Zelensky in the 2019 Ukraine presidential election. Tymoshenko garnered criticism for her Washington visit, specifically for potentially alienating President Trump by meeting with Schiff.
Former White House national security adviser John Bolton assured his internationalist audience at a speech funded by Ukrainian oligarch Victor Pinchuk’s foundation that President Trump would not be able to radically transform U.S. foreign policy against the wishes of the neoconservative/neoliberal policy class. Bolton’s unpublished book manuscript allegedly claims that President Trump told Bolton he wanted to withhold aid to Ukraine for some reason, but that claim has not been confirmed. Trump campaign adviser Sam Clovis said that the Trump campaign in 2016 told the Ukraine lobby that Trump would not commit to guaranteeing a military aid package, thus proving consistency and undermining Democrat accusations of a Trump-led “Quid Pro Quo.”
If Bolton ever had concerns about Trump’s Ukraine policy, he did not express them when discussing Trump’s phone call with Ukraine president Zelensky.
GAME OVER! pic.twitter.com/yvMa6bPqfy
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 29, 2020
John Bolton pocketed $115,000 from Ukrainian steel oligarch Victor Pinchuk’s foundation shortly before entering President Donald Trump’s White House as national security adviser, a position first held in the Trump White House by General Michael Flynn.
Former Bush UN ambassador Bolton served as Trump’s national security adviser from April 2018 to September 2019. Bolton is known as a rabid neoconservative interventionist. President Donald Trump fired Bolton and cited his opposition to Bolton’s establishment foreign policy views, accusing Bolton of undermining his negotiations with the North Korean regime.
The neocon wing strongly supports the U.S. funding and arming of Ukraine to challenge Russian leader Vladimir Putin, an oil exporter who is hated by the Washington foreign policy establishment.
A financial disclosure shows that Bolton accepted $115,000 from the Victor Pinchuk Foundation for a pair of speeches in September 2017 and February 2018.
At the former speech in Kiev, Bolton sat on a panel and basically expressed that the national security establishment would not allow Trump to become unconventional on policy, stating, “The notion that [Trump’s presidency] is going to represent a dramatic break in foreign policy is just wrong. Calm down, for God’s sake.”
As the Washington Post noted, Pinchuk has exceeded $10 million in donations to Bill and Hillary Clinton’s Clinton Foundation.
Bolton’s staff shakeup on the National Security Council led directly to the rise of Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman, the most notable anti-Trump witness in the House impeachment hearings.
Joseph Duggan reported for American Greatness: In July 2018, three months or so after becoming President Trump’s national security adviser, Bolton hired both Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman as a Ukraine policy specialist for the National Security Council and his identical twin brother, Army Lt. Col. Yevgeny Vindman, as deputy legal counsel in the NSC’s “ethics” office. Bolton is totally responsible for this pair of unusual hires. There is no explaining this strange duo of appointments as something that the bureaucracy simply slipped over on Bolton. That is not Bolton’s way.
John Kerry’s State Department put out a call in November 2016 for a contractor to “build a network of civic activists throughout Ukraine.”
Secretary of State Kerry, whose stepson Chris Heinz was business partners with Ukraine scandal figure Hunter Biden until 2015, made trips to Kiev, Ukraine in March 2014, February 2015, and July 2016.
Kerry’s State Department put out a Notice of Funding Opportunity, which is now ARCHIVED HERE, on November 28, 2016.
“The U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL) announces an open competition for organizations interested in submitting applications for projects that support local civil society in Ukraine. DRL’s goal is to enhance the accountability and responsiveness of the Ukrainian government at the local level through civil society advocacy, monitoring, and civic activism. DRL seeks proposals that will empower local civil society organizations to perform a watchdog function and advocate for democratic governance through activism and networking; and raise awareness among and build the capacity of citizens to use existing local mechanisms and institutions for holding government more accountable,” the State Department notice stated.
“The program should increase local-level civic activism and build a network of civic activists throughout Ukraine. The program should focus specifically on government oversight and financial transparency at the local level and include small grants for local watchdog advocacy efforts in the regions. Program activities may include advocacy training for local civil society activists to increase their knowledge and skills related to existing advocacy tools and mechanisms; training for local activists on key areas of local government oversight; mentoring for civil society groups undertaking local advocacy campaigns; building a network of civil society activists; providing learning opportunities between national advocacy campaigns and local activists; and encouraging partnerships between civil society and local media to communicate important information about local reforms to the public,” the State Department notice stated.
“Projects should have the potential to have an immediate impact leading to long-term sustainable reforms, and should have potential for sustainability beyond DRL resources,” the notice stated.
“DRL anticipates having approximately $800,000 available to support approximately one successful application submitted in response to this NOFO, subject to the availability of funding. Applicants can submit one application in response to the solicitation. Applications should not request less than $400,000 and no more than $800,000. Applicants should include an anticipated start date between March 2017 – June 2017 and the period of performance should be between 18-36 months,” the State Department notice stated.
Journalist Patrick Howley broke the story.
LOOK WHAT I FOUND: John Kerry’s State Department, days after President Trump won the election, put out a call for a contractor to “build a network of civic activists throughout Ukraine.”
This has mostly been scrubbed. Good thing it’s Archived https://t.co/9PRrLn4lf4 pic.twitter.com/68LPC9KSlQ
— Patrick Howley (@HowleyReporter) October 6, 2019
Utah Republican senator Mitt Romney’s foreign policy adviser Joseph Cofer Black served on the board of Burisma Holdings alongside Hunter Biden.
The Huffington Post reported in 2017:
“Former Director of CIA’s Counterterrorist Center joined Burisma’s board, and he will help to expand the company’s global presence.
Burisma Group, an independent oil and gas company with operations in Ukraine, announced that Joseph Cofer Black will join the company’s board of directors. Joseph Cofer Black’s past experience includes: Director of CIA’s Counterterrorist Center between 1999 and 2002, and Ambassador at Large for Counter-Terrorism between 2002 and 2004. With such a strong background, Mr. Black will be leading the company’s security and strategic development efforts…
Black went on to say, “Knowing all too well the energy and security challenges Ukraine has had to manage, I am pleased to join the Board of a privately held company that has been continuously working to ensure Ukraine’s energy security. Burisma should be proud of its contributions to Ukraine’s economy through its investments in production, job creation and expansion and its tax payments to the state.”
Huffington Post passage ends
Cofer Black, who served as a special adviser on the Romney 2012 presidential campaign, was listed on the Burisma board at the same time as Hunter Biden, according to the Federalist.
Nancy Pelosi’s son Paul Pelosi Jr. was a board member of the energy company Viscoil Holdings and an executive at its related company NRGLab, which did energy business in Ukraine. House speaker Nancy Pelosi appeared with her son Paul in a promotional video which was released by NRGLab in 2013 on the same day the company promoted its new deal in Ukraine.
Now, newly unearthed records show that Viscoil employed Russians to establish “contacts with government officials and key players in the oil and gas industry,” and to cultivate a “network of prominent contacts including politicians, allowing company’s emergence into high-level political arena.”
Viscoil was registered to a Moscow-based Russian named Sergey Sorokin and David Strawn, a business partner of George W. Bush and Jeb Bush’s cousin John Ellis.
A spokesman for Nancy Pelosi has confirmed that Pelosi Jr. was a board member of Viscoil, and claimed in a vague statement that Viscoil folded and Pelosi Jr. was not involved with the re-constituted business entity. But actually, records reveal that Viscoil operated continuously at least from 2010-2013, and Pelosi Jr. was a well-documented executive of NRGLab, which absorbed Viscoil and its technology. The spokesman said that Viscoil was focused on U.S. business during Pelosi Jr.’s tenure, but records show Viscoil planning international business including in Brazil.
Additionally, Pelosi Jr. traveled to Ukraine in 2017 to meet with Ukraine government officials, supposedly to discuss a “youth soccer” initiative. Pelosi Jr. was representing his company the Corporate Governance Initiative and he touted an endorsement from the World Sports Alliance, an accused diamond-mining scam which was run by his friend and associate Asa Saint Clair who has been charged by the Department of Justice for wire fraud in connection to the World Sports Alliances’ cryptocurrency scam.
LinkedIn records show the extent of Viscoil political influence peddling using Russian employees. The citizen researcher who can be found on Twitter at @_IREDEEMABLES contributed research for this report. (LOOK AT THE LINKEDIN RUSSIAN EVIDENCE HERE).
Daria Zelenkova, who went on to receive her M.B.A. from Moscow State Institute of International Relations, worked for Viscoil Holdings from May 2012 to December 2014. During her tenure at Viscoil, Zelenkova “Established contacts with government officials and key players in the oil and gas industry.”
Oksana Kurki joined Viscoil’s New York City office in 2010. Kurki holds a Master’s degree in business and tourism management from Moscow State University of Service. Kurki joined Viscoil directly from her previous job in Moscow. During her career at Viscoil, Kurki “Cultivated network of prominent contacts including politicians, allowing company’s emergence into high-level political arena.”
On March 5, 2013, NRGLab New Technology posted two videos on Youtube. One video opened with a clip of Nancy Pelosi discussing energy-efficient technology, followed by a direct-to-camera statement from her son Paul Pelosi Jr., filmed in Washington, D.C. in 2010.
President Donald Trump has expressed concern about Pelosi Jr.’s business dealings with Viscoil and NRGLab and demanded answers from the Democrat House speaker.
Wow Crazy Nancy, what’s going on? This is big stuff! https://t.co/hoHSERKgh9
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 28, 2019
Journalist Patrick Howley, who broke the Pelosi Jr. scandal, appeared on One America News with Chanel Rion to discuss the scoop:
Paul Pelosi Jr.’s Russia Ties, charges of taking his ex’s children, Bitcoin fraud, Blood Diamonds, and #UKRAINE.
Snopes says no ties to Ukraine. Yet… #Viscoil‘s own promotionals say otherwise.
— Chanel Rion OAN (@ChanelRion) January 2, 2020
“My name’s Paul Pelosi. Of course I’m on the board of Viscoil. And Viscoil is here today to talk about accelerating the future. It’s about using cars in a more efficient manner. It’s about utilizing natural resources, whether it be electricity, or gas, or fossil fuels in a more efficient way. And Viscoil is a part of that solution,” Paul Pelosi Jr. said in the promotional video.
“That’s what Viscoil does. It utilizes technology to maximize the use of natural resources, like oil and other resources,” Pelosi Jr. said.
“Paul Pelosi Jr. is a member of management team of Viscoil Group of Companies and NRGLab. Paul Pelosi Jr. is interested in developing clean energy that can replace gasoline and diesel as transportation fuel sources,” read the description on the video.
Another video posted that same day confirmed that NRGLab was working in Ukraine.
“Walter Afanasieff, Brandon Stone, Mika Newton and other artists are actively involved in promoting the clean technology of Viscoil Group of Companies and NRGLab. For example, Mika Newton helped to secure the rights to build a plant for the production of SH-boxes in Ukraine,” read the description of an NRGLab & Research Council video.
Mika Newton, who brokered NRGLab’s deal in Ukraine, is a Ukrainian-born singer. Newton represented Ukraine in the 2011 Eurovision song contest:
A 2013 interview with NRGLab’s lead technician Zeev Drori reported that NRGLab was funded by environmental businesswoman Ana Shell, who writes about Ukraine energy issues on her blog. In the interview, Drori discussed gas generation techniques in Ukraine.
“Currently, Ana Shell Fund also provide finances and support to groom talented artistes like Mika Newton, a Ukrainian singer who represented Ukraine in the Eurovision song contest in 2011,” reported a 2013 interview with Ana Shell, referring to the singer who brokered the S-H box deal in Ukraine.
“In brief, SH-boxes are environmentally friendly generators which employs the use of poly-crystal technology to producing electricity from environmental heat. With the SH-boxes, electricity could be generated more efficiently and cleanly at a lower cost,” the interview with Ana Shell notes.
NRGLab’s website states that the company is based in Singapore and notes, “The company’s additional projects include a strategic partnership and investment from Viscoil Holdings to recycle waste materials into eco-friendly diesel fuel. NRGLab has obtained an exclusive license for the Viscoil Technology for the South East Asian region for all raw materials.”
Ana Shell has denied that Paul Pelosi Jr. was directly involved in the deal to sell SH-boxes in the region. A spokesperson for Speaker Pelosi confirmed that Paul Pelosi Jr. worked for the companies in question and said that the entity was later reconstituted and that Pelosi Jr. was not involved in the reconstituted entity, but provided no specifics. Viscoil has been re-constituted several times. Pelosi’s spokesperson did not deny that Pelosi Jr. did business in Ukraine.
Neither Shell nor Speaker Pelosi’s office have provided any documentation to show the dates or the extent of Pelosi Jr.’s well-documented involvement with both Viscoil and NRGLab. NRGLab still identified Pelosi Jr. on YouTube as an executive on the day it promoted its Ukraine deal.
Viscoil Holdings is currently suspended by the California Secretary of State. It was registered in 2009 to a manager named David Strawn in Escondido, California. As of 2010, it listed two managers: Strawn and an individual named Sergey Sorokin based in Moscow, Russia.
Strawn is business partners at Sand Hills Partners with John Ellis, cousin of Jeb and George W. Bush, according to SEC documents.
Pelosi Jr.’s ex-companion Karena Feng told National File that Pelosi Jr. conducts foreign business while identifying himself on the phone as “Office of Nancy Pelosi.”
Paul Pelosi Jr. co-founded the company Natural Blue Resources, which the SEC charged with securities fraud in 2014. In 2017, Pelosi Jr., who has done marijuana business in Canada, became the chairman of the board of Freedom Leaf Inc., the Marijuana Legalization Company.
Evidence also shows Pelosi Jr. overseas working in the People’s Republic of China. An email provided to National File shows Pelosi Jr. claiming that he planned to return to China in October 2016, following a previous trip there.
Why was Nancy Pelosi’s son in Beijing, China being pleasantly welcomed?https://t.co/bflqkdu80F
— Patrick Howley (@HowleyReporter) November 21, 2019
Paul Pelosi Jr. wishing happy birthday to the People’s Republic of Chinahttps://t.co/KD00bbtbkh
— Patrick Howley (@HowleyReporter) November 21, 2019
Meanwhile, Pelosi’s other associates in his business dealings are coming under scrutiny.
PELOSI JR. DOES BUSINESS IN UKRAINE WITH ACCUSED FRAUDSTER
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s son Paul Pelosi Jr. visited Ukraine in 2017 to meet with government officials in connection to a business initiative. Now, National File has learned from overseas that Pelosi Jr. was in Ukraine representing his business efforts with Asa Saint Clair, a close Pelosi friend and self-identified business associate who has been charged by the Department of Justice for wire fraud. Asa Saint Clair is under house arrest facing twenty years in prison.
Video evidence proves that Pelosi Jr. was in Ukraine representing his Corporate Governance Initiative (CGI) and promoting his endorsement from the World Sports Alliance, which shared leadership staff with Pelosi Jr.’s company CGI.
The World Sports Alliance was Asa Saint Clair’s front group that is accused of running a criminal cryptocurrency scam known as “IGObit” as well as international mining operations including in the diamond-rich, wartorn Central African Republic.
Paul Pelosi Jr. travelled to Kiev, Ukraine in July 2017 in his capacity as executive director of the Corporate Governance Initiative, a position that he accepted months earlier in February 2017. Pelosi Jr. said that he was in Ukraine to discuss a youth soccer partnership with the government, then led by former Ukraine president Petro Poroshenko.
The American Mirror, which flagged Pelosi Jr.’s appearance in 2017, preserved a clip of Pelosi Jr. on the Ukrainian station following the video’s removal from YouTube.
2017 — What’s really going on here? Nancy Pelosi’s son in Ukraine to talk about “soccer”? pic.twitter.com/LCnF93Rgnc
— The American Mirror (@American_Mirror) September 27, 2019
Pelosi Jr. let slip that he was working in Ukraine with a group called the “World Sports Alliance.”
“Today we’re here to talk about soccer,” Paul Pelosi Jr. said in his television interview in Ukraine. “We recently got an endorsement from the World Sports Alliance and we’ve spoken with the Ukraine government about collaboration for soccer for young people. Ukraine has a great history in soccer and we hope to share in that tradition going forward.”
The World Sports Alliance is a front group run by Paul Pelosi Jr.’s good friend Asa Saint Clair, who served as president of the Alliance. Asa Saint Clair now faces 20 years in prison for allegedly running a fraudulent cryptocurrency scheme through the World Sports Alliance. Records reveal that Pelosi Jr. and Asa Saint Clair were directly working with one another during the period of Saint Clair’s alleged criminality.
Asa Saint Clair announced his endorsement of Paul Pelosi Jr.’s Corporate Governance Initiative several months before Pelosi Jr.’s Ukraine trip. A press release dated December 27, 2016 announced Saint Clair’s endorsement of Pelosi Jr.’s company, stating:
“When asked how he became aware of the Corporate Governance Initiative, Mr. St. Clair went on to say “Paul Pelosi Jr is a longtime associate, both business and personal, and when I saw him taking a stance on something my organization deems to be a corner stone of our prosperity, I reached out to him to learn more…
…Nevertheless, without the trust of the public itself, society will break down. That is what is going on in places our company is trying to affect change like Syria, Venezuela and even India tonight and is asymptomatic in the USA as well. Without the establishment of proper corporate governance while working with our member nations, our mission to support the World Sports Alliance IGO cannot even exists let alone succeed…”
When contacted for comment, businessman and activist Paul Pelosi Jr said, “It was in watching independent directors within TATA Starbucks resign for fear of retribution and then to observe others like Nusli Wadia be forced out of companies like Tata Chemicals even with positive performance evaluations and more than 50% of the independent vote. Not to mention the removal of Chairman Cyrus Mistry, from all evidence I’ve seen, was apparently coordinated by Director Nitin Nohira, Dean of Harvard Business School, who in my opinion, did not ensure a more thoughtful removal process such as proper corporate procedures for the removal of a director or chairman as set by the bylaws, or even attempt to avoid the appearance of a conflict of interest and having a detailed successor plan in place. As I said before, it has even been suggested by others that Nitin Nohira’s cooperation and support of the instant firing of Mistry may have been influenced by his personal relationship with Ratan Tata and his $50 million donation to Harvard Business School in 2010 coinciding with Nohiras’ appointment. All that to say, this has caused me to take pause and question; is this truly proper corporate governance? I agree whole heartedly with Mr. St. Clair, in fact, I’m reminded of a recent conversation when he essentially said to me, “Society exists in its current condition because we as a whole allow it. We are expected to do our part as citizens; to follow certain rules and act in a way that is morally and ethically correct. When there is a breakdown in corporate governance, by the same line of thinking, what is to stop thieves and vandals from targeting this corporation? Society as a mob could easily overrun any corporation and eventually put the corporation out of business by ignoring the implied Social Contract we have all currently agreed to be bound by and destroying and stealing the corporation’s property, amongst other things.” I am honored Mr. St. Clair has followed the same path I’ve taken in attempting to ensure companies around the world have a sounding board to assist them in making the right decisions in regards to protecting the rights of all stakeholders in their current and future ventures.’”
Corporate press release passage ends
Here is a screenshot of the press release, still preserved on prweb.com:
The links don’t stop there. The citizen researcher who can be followed on Twitter at @defeattheelites provided assistance for this report.
R. Rashaad LV Patrick, the official Global Communications Manager at the World Sports Alliance and member of Asa Saint Clair’s team for the cryptocurrency project IGObit, served as the president of Paul Pelosi Jr.’s Corporate Governance Initiative, according to a deleted “Our Team” page on the CGI website:
Here is Archived evidence from the IGObit “Team” that R. Rashaad LV Patrick was on the IGObit team at the center of the criminal case against Asa Saint Clair.
Now Asa Saint Clair is under house arrest and facing hard time.
The Department of Justice, through the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Southern District of New York, announced charges against Asa Saint Clair on November 6, 2019, declaring:
“Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and Peter C. Fitzhugh, Special Agent-in-Charge of the New York Field Office of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations (“HSI”), today announced charges against ASA SAINT CLAIR for his participation in an investment scheme tied to a purported digital coin offering called IGOBIT. SAINT CLAIR allegedly participated in a scheme to defraud victims into providing loans tied to the launch of IGOBIT by World Sports Alliance, a purported intergovernmental organization focused on promoting international development through sports, and falsely promised investors guaranteed returns and an ownership interest in IGOBIT.
Manhattan U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman said: “As alleged, Asa Saint Clair used World Sports Alliance, a sham affiliate of the United Nations, as a vehicle to defraud lenders. Saint Clair allegedly defrauded investors in IGOBIT, a digital currency he claimed WSA was developing, but which turned out to be the fraudulent bait with which to lure victim investors. What’s real is the felony charge Saint Clair now faces.”
Special Agent-in-Charge Fitzhugh said: “Saint Claire allegedly touted his company as promoting the values of sports and peace for a better world, yet defrauded all those who invested in his sham company. As alleged, Saint Claire used the money he earned through deceit to fund a lavish lifestyle for him and his family. Through the HSI New York El Dorado Task Force and its strong partnerships, Saint Claire will face time for his actions, and it won’t be in the luxury or comfort he has grown accustomed to.”
According to the allegations in the Indictment unsealed late yesterday in Manhattan federal courtand the previously filed Complaint:
From 2017 through September 2019, SAINT CLAIR solicited investors for the launch of IGOBIT through promised investment returns and representations about World Sports Alliance’s development projects around the world. World Sports Alliance did not in fact participate in any international development projects and SAINT CLAIR did not dedicate investor funds to IGOBIT. Instead, SAINT CLAIR diverted those funds to other entities controlled by him and members of his family, as well as to pay his personal expenses, including dinners at Manhattan restaurants, airline tickets, and online shopping.
SAINT CLAIR, 47, of New York, New York, is charged with one count of wire fraud, which carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison. The maximum potential sentence in this case is prescribed by Congress and is provided here for informational purposes only, as any sentencing of the defendant will be determined by the judge.
Mr. Berman praised the outstanding work of HSI on this investigation.
This case is being handled by the Office’s Money Laundering and Transnational Criminal Enterprises Unit. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Kiersten A. Fletcher and Tara M. La Morte are in charge of the prosecution.”
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But the World Sports Alliance was not merely involved in cryptocurrency — it was principally interested in minerals around the world.
Wikileaks published documents directly implicating the World Sports Alliance in a global mining scheme.
“The World Sports Alliance (WSA): how the UN was indirectly implicated in a mining corruption scheme…These documents show the schemes used by a fake international organisation supported by the UN and numerous states in order to corrupt local elites and steal the natural resources of impoverished states and their populations,” Wikileaks wrote in an introduction to their recent document dump on the World Sports Alliance.
On Steemit, @deliberator listed ten documents dumped by Wikileaks, which pertain to the World Sports Alliance’s (WSA) mining work in the Central African Republic (CAR):
“1 WSA-CAR agreement on biofertilisers (fertilizers)
2 Electricity agreement between CAR State and WSA (energy rights)
3 Framework convention between WSA and the Central African Republic Ministry for Foreign Affairs (mining rights)
4 Framework convention between the World Sports Alliance and the Central African Republic (mining)
5 WSA-CAR agreement on infrastructure constructions (framework for corporations to mine)
6 CAR President permit for mining exploration (mining)
7 Ministerial note on the WSA-CAR agreements
8 WSA intermediation agreement (mining rights)
9 2013 CAR Presidential Permit given to WSA 1 (mining rights)
10 2013 CAR Presidential Permit given to WSA 2 (and again mining rights)”
According to @deliberator: “From gold to diamonds and everything in between, this organisation has its sticky little fingers in all the pies, also they have nothing to do with sports, sure maybe they put the odd bit of grass down on the floor, and maybe some goal posts and call it a football pitch, they say they do anyway, I found zero evidence of that though, but I found plenty of evidence/factual in paper form showing they are corrupt, deceitful and damaging Africa and other places, by leaving behind their poisons, their toxins, their radiation and polluted water, with not a care in the world via bribing other government officials.”
The Today Show reported in 2019 on the “mineral-rich” Central African Republic’s civil war, which has led to more than a million children facing risk of starvation.
So, now we know what Pelosi Jr. was representing when he was name-dropping the “World Sports Alliance” during his trip to meet with government officials in Ukraine in 2017.
But that wasn’t Pelosi Jr.’s only business link to Ukraine, where his mother Nancy Pelosi appeared in a Happy Independence Day video for Ukraine in 2015. Nancy Pelosi led a congressional delegation to Ukraine in 2015 to discuss issues including “energy security.”
WATCH OUR INTERVIEW WITH PELOSI JR.’S EX-COMPANION KARENA FENG