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FBI Set Up Sting Operation Against Papadopoulos Using a Suitcase Full of $10,000 In Cash

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The Federal Bureau of Investigations set up a sting operation against former Trump adviser George Papadopoulos, attempting to frame the then 29-year-old with $10,000, warns attorney Victoria Toensing.

Papadopoulos was vacationing in Greece with his then-fiance, Simona Mangiante, during the summer of 2016, Toensing explained in an interview with former White House aide and talk radio show host Sebastian Gorka, when he was approached by someone who was supposedly impressed with his credentials.

Toensing, a former Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Department of Justice, claimed the individual who she believes was an FBI agent told Papadopoulos he wanted to do business with him and allegedly persuaded the political operative into traveling to Israel to make a deal.

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“After he was put on the Trump campaign as a foreign policy advisor, unpaid, very informally – met the president one time in a meeting with a bunch of people – he was vacationing with his then-fiancée in Greece and this guy starts knocking at his door basically to say, ‘Hey I really want to deal with you, you’re really important and so will you just come to Israel and talk to me about making a deal.’

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Papadopoulos questioned why the individual needed him to travel to Israel and the man persisted “I need you in Israel,” Toensing explained.

When in Israel, the spy invited Papadopoulos into his hotel room and presented him with a suitcase filled with $10,000 in cash. Following his fiancé’s advice, Papadopoulos gave the money to his attorney and returned to the United States.

“Papadopoulos’ wife is very smart and says don’t [take the cash], leave it here. They left it in Greece with his lawyer,” Toensing said.

When he arrived at Dulles airport in Virginia, he was immediately searched by the FBI and apprehended.

“He flew back to Dulles and the second he landed, the FBI surrounded him and started searching everything that he had,” she continued. “In fact, they already had his baggage from the plane. He couldn’t believe they got his baggage.”

One of the FBI agents warned Papadopolous during his arrest, “This is what happens when you work for Donald Trump,” Toensing claimed.

In an interview with Fox News’ Maria Bartiromo, Papadopoulos called on investigators to examine the $10,000 cash payments he received from the man he alleges was a spy.

“I actually want Congress, Barr, Horowitz, Huber to review the bills because I still have the bills and I think they are marked,” he said. “Something insidious was going on here. I think these bills that are still in Athens right now must be examined by the investigators, because I think they are marked and they’re going to go all the way back to DOJ, under the previous FBI under Comey, and even the Mueller team.

“If the Mueller team is going around entrapping campaign associates and Trump associates, the way they did to me, I am sure it wasn’t just me they did it to, and it is going to open up a massive can of worms and I think we need to get to the bottom of exactly, not only how did this story start, but why were they entrapping us moving forward.”

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Thanks to Spineless, Establishment Republicans, Senate Panel Delays Vote to Subpoena Big Tech CEOs

Republicans Continue to Show Pathetic They are on the Issues that Matter Most

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America First nationalist’s hopes of having Big Tech CEOs testify before Congress about allegations of censorship directed towards the Right were temporarily dashed on October 19, 2020.

Politico reported that the Senate Judiciary Committee delayed plans to vote on subpoenas to force the CEOs of Twitter and Facebook to go before the Senate and be questioned about their anti-Right wing censorship policies.

Some Republicans ended up having cold feet and decided to postpone the vote much to the disappointment of right wing activists who have complained about Big Tech’s anti-free speech policies.

President Donald Trump and a number of nationalist Republicans have sharply criticized Facebook and Twitter over their censorship of a controversial New York Post report that exposed Hunter Biden, Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden’s son, and his corrupt behavior.

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Originally, GOP officials in the Judiciary Committee announced plans to hold a markup on October 20 to determine if they would subpoena Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to get his perspective on allegations concerning his company’s policies that muzzle conservative viewpoints. Twitter denies claims regarding Twitter’s censorship policies.

South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham, who is the Chair of the Judiciary Committee, revealed that the planned vote would also call on Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to testify.

The panel stated on October 19 that it would determine whether they would issue subpoenas during a executive session on October 22 where it will also allegedly approve Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett. The committee declared in a statement that it will maintain negotiations with the companies “to allow for voluntary testimony” by the CEO. However, if an agreement cannot be reached, the panel will proceed to take a vote on the subpoenas “at a date to be determined.”

The subpoenas would compel the tech big wigs to testify on the reports of “suppression and/or censorship” of New York Post stories and on “any other content moderation policies, practices, or actions that may interfere with or influence elections for federal office,” according to a committee document released on October 19.

Texas Senator Ted Cruz, who is the chair of the Judiciary’s Subcommittee on the Constitution said to reporters that he’s expecting the committee to preside over testimonies from the Twitter and Facebook chiefs “shortly” regardless of whether they come to the decision on their own volition.

“One way or another, either voluntarily or pursuant to subpoena, they will testify and they will testify before the election,” Cruz stated.

In a separate hearing for the Senate Commerce Committee, Zuckerberg and Dorsey will join Google CEO Sundar Pichai on October 28 for a hearing on Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which generally shields Big Tech companies from a liability.

Cruz, who is a member of both Judiciary and Commerce committees, wants each panel to carry out their own hearings with the tech chiefs before election day. “I believe we need a separate hearing in Judiciary because the issues being discussed in the two committees are different,” Cruz remarked.

Big Tech has become too powerful, especially during a time when social media has become the de facto public square. Republicans will need to get serious about making online speech receive the same treatment as general political speech.

 

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