DOD, FBI warned of Skolkovo espionage operation by Russia before 2016 election, according to new book.
The following is an excerpt from the new book “Fallout: Nuclear Bribes, Russian Spies and the Washington Lies that Enriched the Clinton and Biden Dynasties.”
Skolkovo was perhaps the Kremlin’s boldest maneuver yet. Envious of America’s technological success, the Russians sought to re-create the West Coast high-tech industrial hub in the suburbs of Moscow. But unlike the bottom-up innovation that defines Silicon Valley, where computer geniuses like Bill Gates and Steve Jobs pinched their pennies and built the first personal computers in their garages, Skolkovo was a top-down state-run project that sought to replicate decades of trial and error seemingly overnight.
It was also a ploy to steal American intellectual property and transfer technological secrets to the Kremlin.
Earlier this month, Russia tested an object with the capabilities of targeting satellites in space.
The United States and United Kingdom on Thursday accused Russia of conducting a test on a space-based anti-satellite weapon earlier this month.
U.S. Space Command said it has evidence that Russia conducted a non-destructive test of a space-based anti-satellite weapon on July 15.
The group also said Russia “injected a new object into orbit” from Cosmos 2543, is a satellite that has been in orbit since 2019. It also said the object has the capabilities to target a satellite.
The head of the U.K.’s Space Directorate called on Russia to cease any further testing of this sort, saying that it could “risk causing debris that could pose a threat to satellites and the space systems on which the world depends.”
This marks the first time the United States has accused Russia of testing an “on orbit” weapon, which is a weapon that is based in outer space.
Gen. John W. “Jay” Raymond, commander of U.S. Space Command and U.S. Space Force chief, said that the Russian satellite system used to conduct the test has been of concern for several months.
“This is further evidence of Russia’s continuing efforts to develop and test space-based systems, and consistent with the Kremlin’s published military doctrine to employ weapons that hold US and allied space assets at risk,” Raymond said.
Russian and Chinese anti-satellite weapons were some of the main reasons that led to the creation of the U.S. military branch focused on space – the Space Force – which Raymond now leads.
But he still holds 10% equity stake
By WND News Services
Published July 6, 2020 at 8:54pm
The Chinese private equity firm BHR Partners updated its business records on April 20 to remove Hunter Biden as a member of its board of directors, but he continues to hold a 10% ownership stake in the company through his LLC, Chinese business records show.
Hunter Biden’s departure from BHR’s board was submitted to China’s National Credit Information Publicity System (NCIPS) more than six months after he pledged to relinquish his position with the firm “on or by October 31,” according to Qixinbao and Baidu, two independent services that provide registration information on Chinese corporations based on NCIPS filings.
The records also show that Hunter Biden continues to hold a 10% equity stake in BHR through his company, Skaneateles LLC, as of Friday, a position he maintains despite a pledge in December from his father, former Vice President Joe Biden, that none of his family members would “be engaged in any foreign business” if he is elected president in November.
Iran: Reports on a large explosion in southern Tehran. Casualties reported as well.
Amir Tsarfati @BeholdIsrael
U.S. fighter jets intercepted four Russian military planes flying off the Alaskan coast Saturday, according to the North American Aerospace Defense Command.
F-22 fighter jets intercepted four Russian Tu-142 planes flying 65 nautical miles south of the Alaskan Aleutian islands Saturday, NORAD said. The Russian military planes remained in the Alaskan Air Defense Identification Zone for eight hours without entering United States or Canadian sovereign airspace.
NORAD’s interception Saturday is the second time this week that Russian planes entered the Alaskan Air Defense Identification Zone, The Hill reported.
The son of the vice president went on 29 international trips with Secret Service in tow, according to records released under FOIA to Judicial Watch.
Source: Air Biden: Secret Service provided security for Hunter Biden on 400-plus trips during Obama years
James Comey had no business meeting with Obama White House on Flynn case, former FBI executive says.
Source: Strzok’s newly discovered FBI notes deliver jolt to ‘Obamagate’ evidence
I had forgotten that Rod Rosenstein was going to be grilled by the Senate today on the Russia investigation and the Mueller report. I just turned it on for about 35 seconds of useless pandering. Let me say this, don’t bother watching you’re not gonna find out anything that you don’t already know. You know the old saying birds of a feather flock together…
Who knows maybe I’ll be wrong.
Still waiting for some high-ranking Democrat to come out and denounce the violence and destruction by the mobs. No one will, and of this I am certain.
It is funny and I’m sure just a coincidence that Biden, Clinton and the Dem leadership started wearing black mask last week before the riots started.
Why does New York arrest anyone if they turn them loose within a couple of hours. Getting them back to the brick piles I guess.
I am so tired of the deep state or as I like to call them the “ruling class” getting away with spending millions and lying to the American people. It is time for jail time to be in the future of several top FBI and DOJ officials as well as the inner circle surrounding Obama. He knew and sanctioned this attack on the President. I was a coup.