Is that Inna Ponomareva in the Lev Parnas Instagram photo with Ivana Trump?
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About Jim White
Many years ago, Jim got a BA in Radiation Biophysics from the University of Kansas. He then got a PhD in Molecular Biology from UCLA and did postdoctoral research in yeast genetics at UC Berkeley and mouse retroviruses at Stanford. He joined biosys in Palo Alto, producing insect parasitic nematodes for pest control. In the early 1990’s, he moved to Gainesville, FL and founded a company that eventually became Entomos. He left the firm as it reorganized into Pasteuria Biosciences and chose not to found a new firm due a clash of values with venture capital investors, who generally lack all values. Upon leaving, he chose to be a stay at home dad, gentleman farmer, cook and horse wrangler. He discovered the online world through commenting at Glenn Greenwald’s blog in the Salon days and was involved in the briefly successful Chris Dodd move to block the bill to renew FISA. He then went on to blog at Firedoglake and served a brief stint as evening editor there. When the Emptywheel blog moved out of Firedoglake back to standalone status, Jim tagged along and blogged on anthrax, viruses, John Galt, Pakistan and Afghanistan. He is now a mostly lapsed blogger looking for a work-around to the depressing realization that pointing out the details of government malfeasance and elite immunity has approximately zero effect.
Was Victor Imber paid just over $3500 by Svetlana Parnas for the use of his address in the scam to swap Global Energy Producers for Aaron Investments I, LLC in the large contribution to America First Action PAC in May of 2018?
Florida and FINRA records indicate Lev Parnas joined Program Trading Corp. late in 1998, rather than at its founding in 1992 as suggested in a previous post.
It’s almost as if Lev Parnas was a “made man” at 23 (or 26, see update) with experience in real estate, shipping and securities, all enterprises known to be favored by those laundering cash coming out of the former Soviet Union.
Lev Parnas and David Correia incorporated Mendo Cali, LLC in 2014 with Inna Ponomareva, a real estate agent also affiliated with a brokerage specializing in selling South Florida Trump properties to Russians.
Tasked with finding fraudulent “evidence” against the Biden family, Rudy Giuliani also represents one of the founders of Fraud Guarantee. Sounds about right.
Jared Kushner’s corruption is so pervasive that even Google ads help you to see it when you look him up.
Trump’s first phone call with Putin was paused for him to consult with staff. Spicer informed us that discussion was left out of the call notes. Was the Trump-Zelensky call also paused, and does that explain how short the rough transcript is?
On July 10, 2019, Jason Klitenic, General Counsel of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, ruled that the President alone has authority over the granting of security clearances. Then, on September 13, he agreed with OLC that the President is not a member of the Intelligence Community.
Note the byline. In perusing the House Oversight Committee website while looking for something else, I ran across this remarkable letter dated February 21, 2019. It is addressed to Mick Mulvaney as Acting White House Chief of Staff and is from Elijah Cummings, Chair of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, Eliot Engel, Chair […]