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Jared Kushner, Not Maria Butina, Is America’s Real Foreign Agent

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Written by Philip M. Giraldi; Originally appeared strategic-culture.org

Maria Butina is in jail for doing nothing while Jared Kushner, who needed a godfathered security clearance due to his close Israeli ties, struts through the White House as senior advisor to the president.

Jared Kushner, Not Maria Butina, Is America’s Real Foreign Agent

The Mueller Special Counsel inquiry is far from over even though a final report on its findings has been issued. Although the investigation had a mandate to explore all aspects of the alleged Russian interference in the 2016 US election, from the start the focus was on the possibility that some members of the Trump campaign had colluded with the Kremlin to influence the outcome of the election to favor the GOP candidate. Even though that could not be demonstrated, many prominent Trump critics, to include Laurence Tribe of the Harvard Law School, are demanding that the investigation continue until Congress has discovered “the full facts of Russia’s interference [to include] the ways in which that interference is continuing in anticipation of 2020, and the full story of how the president and his team welcomed, benefited from, repaid, and obstructed lawful investigation into that interference and the president’s cooperation with it.”

Tribe should perhaps read the report more carefully. While it does indeed confirm some Russian meddling, it does not demonstrate that anyone in the Trump circle benefited from it or cooperated with it. The objective currently being promoted by dedicated Trump critics like Tribe is to make a case to impeach the president based on the alleged enormity of the Russian activity, which is not borne out by the facts: the Russian role was intermittent, small scale and basically ineffective.

One interesting aspect of the Mueller inquiry and the ongoing Russophobia that it has generated is the essential hypocrisy of the Washington Establishment. It is generally agreed that whatever Russia actually did, it did not affect the outcome of the election. That the Kremlin was using intelligence resources to act against Hillary Clinton should surprise no one as she described Russian President Vladimir Putin as Hitler and also made clear that she would be taking a very hard line against Moscow.

The anti-Russia frenzy in Washington generated by the vengeful Democrats and an Establishment fearful of a loss of privilege and entitlement claimed a number of victims. Among them was Russian citizen Maria Butina, who has a court date and will very likely be sentenced tomorrow.

Regarding Butina, the United States Department of Justice would apparently have you believe that the Kremlin sought to subvert the five-million-member strong National Rifle Association (NRA) by having a Russian citizen take out a life membership in the organization with the intention of corrupting it and turning it into an instrument for subverting American democracy. Maria Butina has, by the way, a long and well documented history as an advocate for gun ownership and was a co-founder in Russia of Right to Bear Arms, which is not an intelligence front organization of some kind. It is rather a genuine lobbying group with an active membership and agenda. Contrary to what has been reported in the mainstream media, Russians can own guns but the licensing and registration procedures are long and complicated, which Right to Bear Arms, modeling itself on the NRA, is seeking to change.

Butina, a graduate student at American University, is now in a federal prison, having been charged with collusion and failure to register as an agent of the Russian Federation. She was arrested on July 15, 2018. It is decidedly unusual to arrest and confine someone who has failed to register under the Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938 (FARA), but she has not been granted bail because, as a Russian citizen, she is considered to be a “flight risk,” likely to try to flee the US and return home.

FARA requires all individuals and organizations acting on behalf of foreign governments to registered with the Department of Justice and to report their sources of income and contacts. Federal prosecutors have claimed that Butina was reporting back to a Russian official while deliberating cultivating influential figures in the United States as potential resources to advance Russian interests, a process that is described in intelligence circles as “spotting and assessing.”

Maria eventually pleaded guilty of not registering under FARA to mitigate any punishment, hoping that she would be allowed to return to Russia after a few months in prison on top of the nine months she has already served. She has reportedly fully cooperated the US authorities, turning over documents, answering questions and undergoing hours of interrogation by federal investigators before and after her guilty plea.

Maria Butina basically did nothing that damaged US security and it is difficult to see where her behavior was even criminal, but the prosecution is asking for 18 months in prison for her in addition to the time served. She would be, in fact, one of only a handful of individuals ever to be imprisoned over FARA, and they all come from countries that Washington considers to be unfriendly, to include Cuba, Saddam’s Iraq and Russia. Normally the failure to comply with FARA is handled with a fine and compulsory registration.

Butina was essentially convicted of the crime of being Russian at the wrong time and in the wrong place and she is paying for it with prison. Selective enforcement of FARA was, ironically, revealed through evidence collected and included in the Mueller Report relating to the only foreign country that actually sought to obtain favors from the incoming Trump Administration. That country was Israel and the individual who drove the process and should have been fined and required to register with FARA was President Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner. As Kushner also had considerable “flight risk” to Israel, which has no extradition treaty with the United States, he should also have been imprisoned.

Kushner reportedly aggressively pressured members of the Trump transition team to contact foreign ambassadors at the United Nations to convince them to vote against or abstain from voting on the December 2016 United Nations Security Council Resolution 2334 condemning Israeli settlements. The resolution passed when the US, acting under direction of President Barack Obama, abstained, but incoming National Security Adviser Michael Flynn did indeed contact the Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak twice and asked for Moscow’s cooperation, which was refused. Kushner, who is so close to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that the latter has slept at the Kushner apartment in New York City, was clearly acting in response to direction coming from the Israeli government.

Another interesting tidbit revealed by Mueller relates to Trump foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos’s ties to Israel over an oil development scheme. Mueller “ultimately determined that the evidence was not sufficient to obtain or sustain a conviction” that Papadopoulos “committed a crime or crimes by acting as an unregistered agent of the Israeli government.” Mueller went looking for a Russian connection but found only Israel and decided to do nothing about it.

As so often is the case, inquiries that begin by looking for foreign interference in American politics start by focusing on Washington’s adversaries but then comes up with Israel. Noam Chomsky described it best “First of all, if you’re interested in foreign interference in our elections, whatever the Russians may have done barely counts or weighs in the balance as compared with what another state does, openly, brazenly and with enormous support. Netanyahu goes directly to Congress, without even informing the president, and speaks to Congress, with overwhelming applause, to try to undermine the president’s policies—what happened with Obama and Netanyahu in 2015. Did Putin come to give an address to the joint sessions of Congress trying to—calling on them to reverse US policy, without even informing the president? And that’s just a tiny bit of this overwhelming influence.”

Maria Butina is in jail for doing nothing while Jared Kushner, who needed a godfathered security clearance due to his close Israeli ties, struts through the White House as senior advisor to the president in spite of the fact that he used his nepotistically obtained access to openly promote the interests of a foreign government. Mueller knows all about it but recommended nothing, as if it didn’t happen. The media is silent. Congress will do nothing. As Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi put it“We in Congress stand by Israel. In Congress, we speak with one voice on the subject of Israel.” Indeed.

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newshole

Kushner, the untouchable

Sinbad2

The way he smirks gives me the desire to put my fist into his face.

FlorianGeyer

Its the smirk of a crook I think.

FlorianGeyer

Untouchable for now only. :)

Rob

Washington are committing state terrorism by using aircraft carriers in international water and taking lands from foreign people to build military bases there.

Rob

Washington have f-cked international water by sailing aircraft carriers in it and taking lands from foreign people to build military bases there. This is called state terrorism.

Lumi

and the shepple can’t do nothing about it

Sinbad2

and the shepple can’t be bothered to do nothing about it.

They will wake up in the end, just before they are sacrificed to appease the golden calf/bull of Wall St.

RichardD

How is Australia any better than the US? They’re involved in every scammy thing that Jewmerica is.

Sinbad2

Not much better I agree, but Australia is merely a vassal of the US.
We slaves dare not anger our American master.

RichardD

Then why do blame only American voters for bad government and give Australians, Canadians and Britons a free pass for voting governments into office committing the identical crimes and stupidity? If you think that it’s so easy for Americans to change their bad government, then why don’t you change your own bad governments?

Sinbad2

I don’t, but Australia only hurts itself, and is controlled by America, as is Canada.
Britain is complicated but at least some Britons vote for other parties and try to bring about change.

America invades countries, destroys their economies and generally tries to enslave the whole world.
American voters either enjoy having the benefits they steal from other countries, or are too fkn stupid to understand that they could stop it all with some intelligent voting.

I don’t really care how people choose to live, as long as they don’t harm others, the USA harms the whole world.

RichardD

You’re either ignorant of recent history or lying. I’d say the latter.

Trump ran on ending the senseless wars and other Jew world order stupidity. And once in office did an about face. The only other candidate to run on that, Rand Paul, dropped out after the first primary due to a lack of funds.

You hypocritically blame American voters who actually voted for what you’re calling for. And ignore that your own that is lock step with Jewmerican evil doesn’t get changed by your voters. Americans aren’t voting to keep your governments in place, you are.

Sinbad2

OK Trump ran on ending war, what about all the other politicians you voted for, the John McCain’s.
The idea that Trump controls everything is childish.

Sinbad2

One other point, last time Australia had a good government, the USA got it removed.

As long as my country is occupied by American troops I will fight you cunts until my last breath.

RichardD

A small contingent of US troops isn’t voting for your governments, you are. Why don’t you change your government? Your government is the one authorizing the US troop presence.

Sinbad2

I’m sorry if I appear to have dodged the question.
Here is some voting data from the last federal election. I have used the senate vote, as the house of representatives is rigged so that virtually all votes go to either Labor(Democrats) or Liberals(Republicans) They rigged it because Australians stopped voting for them.

Australian Senate 2016

Labor 26
Liberal 21
National 3
DLP 1
Greens 9
CLP 1
Other parties 11

So you can see that quite a lot of Australians do not support the 2 US approved parties.

Compare that to the US senate election of 2016
Republicans 52
Democrats 46
Independents 2.

So in Australia a third of the Australian people do not support the current regimes.
In the USA roughly 98% of the American people support the current regimes.

I know in Britain that minor parties are making inroads into the established duopoly and the British people are forcing change upon the Labour Party.

But in America 98% of the people agree with American policy of slaughtering innocent people in foreign lands, and every time they vote they voice their approval.

As long as the USA stayed within its own borders they could vote for Mickey Mouse as far as I am concerned, but it doesn’t.

You can’t expect to get a free pass after murdering tens of millions of people.
The only wars Australia has been in since WWII, are American wars.

Sinbad2

Oh and WWII in the Pacific was also an American war, started by US sanctions against Japan. How many people died because of American arrogance and greed.

RichardD

Another dodge. The red counties voted against the ziocon agenda in the last presidential election, 85% of them, and then Trump circular filed America First to get the vermin Jew and their swamp traitors from throwing him out of office:
http://media.breitbart.com/media/2016/11/2016-election-by-county-640×417.png

Sinbad2

BS you blame the Jews for your own failings

Republicans destroyed Iraq and Afghanistan the Republicans have proved time and time again they are as bloodthirsty as the Democrats.

Blaming the Jews for your own lack of moral fortitude is pretty weak.

Sinbad2

Americans can’t fight the Jews, they are just too strong for me, help help.
Pissweak.

RichardD

Trump was an aberration. It’s next to impossible to get non Jew world order candidates in office with vastly disproportional Jew control of the media, campaign financing, legislative process and government.comment image

Sinbad2

I agree it’s difficult, and Americans are the most brainwashed people on the planet, BUT most Americans still vote for Republican or Democrat Senators and Congressmen. The other thing is the huge number of people who don’t vote at all.

42% independent, but they still all vote Democrat or Republican.
How many times do Americans have to bash their heads into the brick wall, before they realize its not working?

Saying people voted for Trump because he said he would reduce the number of wars, is pretty gullible when he ran as a Republican.
He knew that Americans only vote for Republicans or Democrats.
Also there is this weird belief among Americans that the President controls everything.
If that was true, what’s the point of Congress and the Senate.
Even in local elections for mayor etc, it’s always Democrat or Republican.

It’s that tunnel vision of there is only 2 choices that creates the problem.
And it is the cause of your upcoming demise, a nation gets the politicians it deserves.

Sinbad2

That’s the whole point, the USA controls my Government, and if any Australian politician defies the USA, he is removed.

If you stuck to running your country you could do whatever you want.
But when you take over my country, you have created an enemy, you’re no better than the Nazis, get the fk out of my country and mind your own business.

Sinbad2

“who voted against the Ziocon agenda”
We have already established that 98% of American voters vote for the Zionist Democrats, or the Zionist Republicans.

RichardD

Another dodge from a Zionist Israel firster wearing Jew shoe polish on your tongue. I completely support planetary extinction grade dejudification. Do you?

Given a choice, Americans overwhelmingly vote against the ziocon agenda. The system is gerrymandered by the Jews and their Zionist Israel firster swamp traitors to make sure that there is no choice. So that everyone on the ballot is a Zionist Israel firster swamp traitor. like themselves.

Which is why Trump faced massive establishment opposition from both parties, the media and Wall street. But he had the money, pre existing media presence, and most importantly , in conjunction, the America First platform which he largely abandoned once he ran into trouble in office. Where he got next to zero cooperation from either party.

Given a choice, Americans don’t belong to either the democratic or republican party.

These are the facts that you keep ignoring that are the primary determining factors for why the problem exists. Jew supporters like you ignore them and try to divert attention from them in a transparent and easily dismissed blame shifting attempt.

Sinbad2

“Given a choice, Americans don’t belong to either the democratic or republican party.”

So your chart below that shows nearly 60% of Americans as either Republican or Democrat is fake?

Obviously you do not support the American agenda of global domination, but face reality, most Americans do.

The good news is, very soon there will be a terrible economic collapse in America, and the grinding poverty will convince most affluent Jews to move somewhere nicer.

If your smart and can do it, move to a first world country while you still can.

RichardD

“Obviously you do not support the American agenda of global domination, but face reality, most Americans do.”

Obviously you’re ignoring the obvious:

http://media.breitbart.com/media/2016/11/2016-election-by-county-640×417.png

RichardD

Do the math, the single largest voter affiliation isn’t democrat or republican. Which considering that there is next to zero party machinery that isn’t democrat or republican translates into massive rejection of the Zionist swamp traitor establishment by the single largest block of US voters.

RichardD

Because unlike the presidential election all establishment candidates are screened Ziocons. And when given a choice, which almost never happens, they’re rejected.

RichardD

The internet is exposing Jew crime and evil as the root cause of many of humanity’s problems, And support for Israel, Judaism and Jew collaborators is steadily dropping as a result.

Harry Smith

And what the awaken citizens can really do? Same as “shepple”.

RichardD

The author raises a lot of valid points. A comprehensive scope of Jew malfeasance against America goes much further. They are America’s and humanity’s biggest problem. And should be permanently done away with by outlawing Judaism and implementing extinction grade dejudification so that the planet is Jew free.

Carol Davidek-Waller

An important point is that any and all ‘Russian meddling’ had no connection to the Russian government. Sanctions levied against Russia have no basis in fact.
Since only the UN has the power to levy sanctions, they have no basis in law and have to enforced by spying and bullying.

S Melanson

This article is much better than his previous article “Rumours of War: Washington is Looking for a Fight”. Main takeaway from the article relates to application of the rule of law IN PRACTICE.

Modern Definition of Rule of Law:

The powerful and those favoured by the powerful are exempted from the law. Note that those that lose favoured status join the ranks of the little people, or worse, the naughty people

Laws apply only to the little people. The little people must always remember it is not their place to question their betters, lest they find themselves joining the ranks of the naughty people..

For those that displease the powerful, they must be severely punished to the maximum extent of the law. As a consequence of naughty behaviour, the offender must be made example of, to ensure the unwashed masses understand their place and what is correct behaviour. The importance of ‘educating’ the public in this way justifies putting aside trivial details such as whether or not they actually committed a crime.

FlorianGeyer

Very well said my friend.

Sinbad2

The way the Americans and the British have been grabbing innocent people off the street is very like the Hollywood stories about the Gestapo.
Any person who visits the US/UK is at risk of being falsely accused of a crime and imprisoned for years without trial, unless they plead guilty.

Many of the victims are unknown, as the media does not report these judicial kidnappings, and the use of secret courts in America is 100% police state. Another German businessman is being held hostage by the Americans, probably to pressure Germany to submit to American authority.

Countries should warn their people of the dangers of visiting America.

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