Humint Events Online: 33 of the Day: Ukraine Edition

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

33 of the Day: Ukraine Edition

Opening Statement of Marie L. Yovanovitch to the House of Representatives Permanent Select Committee onIntelligence, Committee on Foreign Affairs, and Committee onOversight and Reform 
For the last 33 years, it has been my great honor to serve the American people as a Foreign Service Officer, over six Administrations—four Republican, and two Democratic. I have served in seven different countries, five of them hardship posts, and was appointed to serve as an ambassador three times—twice by a Republican President, and once by a Democrat. Throughout my career, I have stayed true to the oath that Foreign Service Officers take and observe every day: “that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic;” and “that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same.” Like all foreign service officers with whom I have been privileged to serve, I have understood that oath as a commitment to serve on a strictly nonpartisan basis, to advance the foreign policy determined by the incumbent President, and to work at all times to strengthen our national security and promote our national interests.
She goes on to explain her history and work in Ukraine and how she was slimed by the Trump administration, the worst most corrupt and treasonous POTUS ever.

On the positive side, Trump does seem rightly screwed-- he's caught dead-to-rights for a corrupt quid-pro-quo deal for campaign dirt in exchange for US military assistance. Freaking INSANE.


Blogger Memory Lane said...

Seen this?

10:44 AM  
Blogger Memory Lane said...

A girl named Marisela Pino (age 11) disappeared from Waterbury, Connecticut in 1993.

"In 1994, Trump had allegedly threatened to kill Johnson and her family if she ever told anyone what he and Epstein had done to her. Johnson said Trump told her he could make them “disappear” like Maria — a 12-year-old girl Johnson says Trump forced her to have sex with."

The city of Waterbury has a long history of corruption. In fact, Mayor Phil Giordano (a Republican) - a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps - was arrested in 2001 for "repeatedly raping" two young girls - in at least one instance, the assaults occurred in his city office!

"Waterbury (nicknamed "The Brass City") is a city in the U.S. state of Connecticut on the Naugatuck River, 33 miles southwest of Hartford and 77 miles northeast of New York City."


"Waterbury's scandalous past dates back to 1940, when Mayor T. Frank Hayes and 22 others were convicted of conspiracy to defraud the City of Waterbury. Hayes received a 10–15 year sentence and served six years. Ironically, the massive corruption scheme was exposed with the help of then comptroller Sherwood Rowland, grandfather of Gov. John G. Rowland, who was convicted on corruption charges in 2004. What appeared to have been a defeat for Hayes was not really a victory for Pape, and the stage was set for further corruption in Waterbury in the second half of the 20th century. Waterbury was in serious financial straits due to years of mismanagement, resulting in the city's finances being taken over by the State of Connecticut."


"A number of presidential candidates have campaigned in Waterbury due to its pivotal role in statewide elections. The most famous was the election eve visit on the Green by John F. Kennedy in 1960. Forty thousand people waited until 3 am on the Green to greet Kennedy on Sunday, November 6, 1960. Sen. Kennedy spoke to them from the balcony of the Roger Smith Hotel (now called the Elton). Pierre Salinger later said it was the greatest night of the campaign. In September 1984 Ronald Reagan held a huge noontime election rally at the same location. In July 2006 former president Bill Clinton made a campaign appearance at the Palace Theatre for Senator Joe Lieberman during his campaign for re-election to the U.S. Senate. Shortly after the Democratic primary, Tom Swan, campaign manager for Lieberman's opponent Ned Lamont, described Waterbury as a place where "the forces of slime meet the forces of evil," after a large majority of the town's voters backed Lieberman. Swan claimed he was referring to former mayor Philip A. Giordano and former governor John G. Rowland.[45]",_Connecticut

10:51 AM  
Blogger Memory Lane said...

5 years before Pino's disappearance, Doreen Vincent, 12, disappeared from Wallingford, Connecticut, which is 18 miles from Waterbury. Pino and Vincent were roughly the same age. Both had dark hair and brown eyes. Neither has ever been found.

Curiously (according to the "Faded Out" podcast), early in the investigation the Vincent family retained the services of Private Investigator Richard Novia.

Novia would later find employment as the Director of Security for the Newtown Board of Education (1993-2008), and took young Adam Lanza under his wing:

10:58 AM  
Blogger Memory Lane said...

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11:03 AM  
Blogger Memory Lane said...

I wouldn't be surprised if Trump's actions with respect to Ukraine / Northern Syria aren't actually a diversion from Epstein's organization (a la Wag the Dog).

The story keeps getting closer to him:

Judge Preska is presently ruling on the release of documents reportedly identifying "hundreds" of other people:

"Sealed court records contain the names of hundreds of third parties who were mentioned in a civil case involving sexual abuse allegations against the late financier Jeffrey Epstein, a federal judge said in New York on Wednesday."

"The unnamed people, including a man identified only as “John Doe”, will be allowed to object to the release of the documents following a painstaking review of the materials, the US district judge Loretta Preska said."

11:06 AM  
Blogger spooked said...

Interesting, thank you

12:32 PM  

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