Mueller out; new FBI director confirmed & Update

Jeff’s Flakey connections

In a 93 -1 vote, Obama nominee James B. Comey, Jr., 52, has been confirmed as Federal Bureau of Investigations director.  The vote elevates the former Justice Department official to the FBI top post — succeeding Robert Mueller, who is stepping down in September. The director’s term is 10 years.

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) had previously expressed concerns over Comey’s approval of a legal memo in 2005 authorizing the use of waterboarding — a technique used to extract crucial information from captured terror suspects. But Leahy cited Comey’s answers at a committee hearing this month, when Comey gave assurances the FBI would not allow “abusive” treatment of prisoners. That pledge should make Americans feel much safer.

The entire final vote can be seen here. One senator, Rand Paul, voted nay. Two senators voted “present’ and four did not vote.

 Update-tag

Commenter eubykdisop has done a massive amount of checking into the links between newly confirmed FBI director James B Comey, Jr, and his position on the London-based board of directors of HSBC Holdings — a money laundering banking facility used by international drug cartels and terrorist organizations.

The exposé even includes a troubling link to Arizona Senator Jeff Flake. In the early 1990‘s, Flake was a registered foreign agent for Rossing Uranium, a company which operates a mine in Namibia that is among the world’s largest suppliers of the nuclear fuel. He earned between $5,000 and $7,000 per month opening doors in the nation’s capital and promoting the firm, according to records obtained by National Journal.

Connect the dots. Comey sat on the Board of Directors of HSBC which partners with Kleinwort Benson to run the Hong Kong gold market monopoly. The longest-serving CFO of Rio Tinto, and other Rio Tinto officers, came from Kleinwort Benson. Flake was a lobbyist for a uranium mine 69% owned by Rio Tinto and he lobbied for an Arizona land swap deal which benefited Rio Tinto.

Seeing Red AZ has taken the liberty of reposting much of eubykdisop’s compilation of information here:

“The bankrupt Deak & Company’s role in the Hong Kong gold trade was filled by Sharps Pixley Ward, which holds a monopoly over the Hong Kong gold market. Sharps is 49%-owned by the Sharps Pixley subsidiary of British merchant bank Kleinwort Benson and 51%-owned by HSBC. Kleinwort is cozy with the Oppenheimer family’s Rio Tinto, which was founded by the British Matheson family with money generated from opium sales and with help from Schroeder Bank, which also financed Adolph Hitler.”

Well, just how “cozy” is Rio Tinto with HSBC’s 49% partner in the Hong Kong gold market monopoly, Kleinwort Benson?

“OUTGOING RIO TINTO CFO Guy Elliott is to take up an independent non-executive director role with international beer brewery SABMiller, effective from 1 July 2013″.

“Elliott will leave Rio Tinto’s boardroom as the longest-serving director the company has seen…”

“He began his career in 1977 with Kleinwort Benson before joining Rio Tinto in 1980 after gaining an MBA from INSEAD.”

So the longest-serving CFO of Rio Tinto came from Kleinwort Benson which is HSBC’s partner in the Hong Kong gold market monopoly.

“Sir David Clementi MA, MBA Director of Rio Tinto plc and Rio Tinto Limited since 2003. Sir David was chairman of the Audit committee until his retirement at the conclusion of the 2010 annual general meetings. His earlier career was with Kleinwort Benson where he spent 22 years, holding various positions including chief executive and vice chairman.”

“Disputes over the Rossing mine’s Iranian connection have spilled onto the House floor. Another Rio Tinto-owned enterprise, Resolution Copper, has pressed for a federal land-swap in Flake’s home state to mine for copper there. Legislation to enact the exchange passed the House last fall.”

“Flake voted for the land-swap legislation and spoke in favor of it twice. “Many of us have worked for years on this,” he said in one speech. “Jobs will be created. This is a great bill.” Flake did not mention that he once worked as a representative for the Rossing mine, insisting it was “absolutely not” significant and that the proposed Rio Tinto copper mine would create Arizona jobs.”

So Comey sat on the Board of Directors of HSBC which partners with Kleinwort Benson to run the Hong Kong gold market monopoly. The longest-serving CFO of Rio Tinto, and other Rio Tinto officers, came from Kleinwort Benson. Flake was a lobbyist for a uranium mine 69% owned by Rio Tinto and he lobbied for an Arizona land swap deal which benefited Rio Tinto.

So the connection goes from Flake, to Rio Tinto, to Kleinwort Benson, to HSBC to James B. Comey, Jr., our new Director of the FBI!

 This network news clip substantiates the information on HSBC:

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15 Responses to Mueller out; new FBI director confirmed & Update

  1. American Dad says:

    Rand Paul earns my respect for not playing the go-along game. McFlake and their cohorts are pros at giving the Democrats everything they want…as we have seen with their willingness to legalize millions of illegals into new voting Democrats. Even if a “nay’ vote meant nothing in the scheme of things, it would have showed they have some spine. They don’t.

  2. East Valley Voter says:

    The dropping-like-a-hot-rock Rubio thinks he can win back support by not voting at all. Too late, Marco. You’re toast. How’s it feel to have John McCain sink your presidential aspirations?

    Rasmussen Reports shows Marco Rubio dropped 15 points in GOP popularity polls since partnering with McCain on amnesty. I’d be happy to see the perpetually grinning Jeff Flake suffer the same fate.
    http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/general_politics/june_2013/among_gop_rubio_faves_down_15_points_this_year

  3. eubykdisop says:

    What sort of person would Obama choose to be Director of the FBI and what is it which almost the entirety of the U. S. Senate would have to be willing to overlook in confirming Comey? From Wikipedia regarding James B Comey, Jr.:

    “In early 2013, he left Bridgewater to become Senior Research Scholar and Hertog Fellow on National Security Law at Columbia Law School. He also joined the London-based board of directors of HSBC Holdings.”

    Well, what is HSBC Holdings?

    “HSBC Holdings P.L.C. is a British multinational banking and financial services organisation headquartered in London, United Kingdom and is one of the world’s largest banks.”

    Is there anything noteworthy about HSBC Holdings? Oh yeah! You KNOW there is!

    “In December 2012, HSBC was penalized $1.9 billion (US), the largest fine under the Bank Secrecy Act, for violating four U.S. laws designed to protect the U.S. financial system. HSBC had allegedly laundered at least $881 million in drugs proceeds through the U.S. financial system for international cartels, as well as processing an additional $660 million for banks in US sanctioned countries. According to the report, “The U.S. bank subsidiary [also] failed to monitor more than $670 billion in wire transfers and more than $9.4 billion in purchases of physical dollars from its Mexico unit.” As part of the agreement deferring its prosecution, HSBC acknowledged that for years it had ignored warning signs that drug cartels in Mexico were using its branches to launder millions of dollars, and also acknowledged that HSBC’s international staff had stripped identifying information on transactions made through the United States from countries facing economic sanctions such as Iran and Sudan.”

    Laundering money for drug cartels is one thing but what about this “sanctioned countries” business? What’s that all about?

    “Laid out in detail in a Senate report released in July of this year, HSBC was engaged in banking with the Al Rajhi Bank, which is run by members of the Al Rajhi family alleged to have been “major donors to al Qaeda or Islamic charities suspected of funding terrorism.” They established “their own nonprofit organizations in the United States that sent funds to terrorist organizations, or used Al Rajhi Bank itself to facilitate financial transactions for individuals or nonprofit organizations associated with terrorism” in the years after the September 11th attacks, according to the report.”

    Ah, but the DOJ nailed HSBC in the end… or did they?

    “In December 2012, Assistant U.S. Attorney General Lanny Breuer suggested that the U.S. government might resist criminal prosecution of HSBC which could lead to the loss of the bank’s U.S. charter. He stated, “Our goal here is not to bring HSBC down, it’s not to cause a systemic effect on the economy, it’s not for people to lose thousands of jobs.” How touching! Breuer was concerned about jobs!

    Now you remember Lanny Breuer! He resigned over “Fast and Furious”. Senator Chuck Grassley was on it!

    “There was no mention of “Fast and Furious,” the ATF’s guns-to-Mexico scheme that prompted Sen. Chuck Grassley, ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, to call for Breuer to be fired. Grassley says Breuer misled the committee. “When the Justice Department sent its letter to me denying ATF ever walked guns, Breuer knew otherwise,” Grassley said in a floor speech last September…” And Breuer didn’t want to bring down a bank which had been laundering money for Mexican drug cartels!

    And so did the DOJ “nail” HSBC Holdings?

    “A Feb. 2013 article in Rolling Stone magazine, which was critical of what they regarded as the timid response by the U.S. Justice Department, stated “Yes, they issued a fine – $1.9 billion, or about five weeks’ profit – but they didn’t extract so much as one dollar or one day in jail from any individual, despite a decade of stupefying abuses” and further stated, “In this case, the bank literally got away with murder – well, aiding and abetting it, anyway.” Everyone walked, as usual, with the Obama DOJ!

    Here’s the best part:

    “HSBC received $3.5 Billion (USD) from AIG”

    “Through insurance and reinsurance deals with AIG, HSBC USA profited nicely from the bailout of AIG. Another $3.5 Billion write off for HSBC would have hurt had AIG not received bailout help.”

    Let’s thank Republican Senators for voting to confirm Comey. We’re in good hands with Comey!

    • eubykdisop says:

      Note that HSBC was fined $1.9 billion BUT they benefitted by $3.5 billion from the AIG bailout meaning that, even with the fine, they came out $1.6 billion to the good when all was said and done! Yes, the Obama DOJ did the math!

  4. eubykdisop says:

    As you watch this video, remember that our new Director of the FBI, James B. Comey, Jr., sat on the Board of Directors of HSBC which Eric Holder and the Obama DOJ refused to prosecute for laundering Mexican drug cartel money and for dealing with banks financing radical Islamic terrorism.

    HSBC Too Big For Jail?

    • Night Owl says:

      Great research! Thanks for filling in “the rest of the story.”

      • eubykdisop says:

        Hi, Night Owl! :-)

        You’re most welcome! I think that it’s important for Conservatives to know that we’ve been had and in precisely what manner we’ve been had. The implications for the next decade of FBI operations are staggering beyond belief!

  5. eubykdisop says:

    The plot thickens! There’s a connection between HSBC, where Comey sat on the Board of Directors, and our very own Senator Jeff Flake!

    Between 1990 and 1991, Flake was a registered foreign agent for Rossing Uranium, a company which operates a mine in Namibia that is among the world’s largest suppliers of the nuclear fuel. The firm Rio Tinto owns 69% of the mine.

    “The bankrupt Deak & Company’s role in the Hong Kong gold trade was filled by Sharps Pixley Ward, which holds a monopoly over the Hong Kong gold market. Sharps is 49%-owned by the Sharps Pixley subsidiary of British merchant bank Kleinwort Benson and 51%-owned by HSBC. Kleinwort is cozy with the Oppenheimer family’s Rio Tinto, which was founded by the British Matheson family with money generated from opium sales and with help from Schroeder Bank, which also financed Adolph Hitler.”

    Well, just how “cozy” is Rio Tinto with HSBC’s 49% partner in the Hong Kong gold market monopoly, Kleinwort Benson?

    “OUTGOING RIO TINTO CFO Guy Elliott is to take up an independent non-executive director role with international beer brewery SABMiller, effective from 1 July 2013”.

    “Elliott will leave Rio Tinto’s boardroom as the longest-serving director the company has seen…”

    “He began his career in 1977 with Kleinwort Benson before joining Rio Tinto in 1980 after gaining an MBA from INSEAD.”

    So the longest-serving CFO of Rio Tinto came from Kleinwort Benson which is HSBC’s partner in the Hong Kong gold market monopoly.

    “Sir David Clementi MA, MBA Director of Rio Tinto plc and Rio Tinto Limited since 2003. Sir David was chairman of the Audit committee until his retirement at the conclusion of the 2010 annual general meetings. His earlier career was with Kleinwort Benson where he spent 22 years, holding various positions including chief executive and vice chairman.”

    “Disputes over the Rossing mine’s Iranian connection have spilled onto the House floor. Another Rio Tinto-owned enterprise, Resolution Copper, has pressed for a federal land-swap in Flake’s home state to mine for copper there. Legislation to enact the exchange passed the House last fall.”

    “Flake voted for the land-swap legislation and spoke in favor of it twice. “Many of us have worked for years on this,” he said in one speech. “Jobs will be created. This is a great bill.” Flake did not mention that he once worked as a representative for the Rossing mine, insisting it was “absolutely not” significant and that the proposed Rio Tinto copper mine would create Arizona jobs.”

    http://www.nationaljournal.com/daily/flake-s-past-as-lobbyist-at-odds-with-his-image-20120417

    So Comey sat on the Board of Directors of HSBC which partners with Kleinwort Benson to run the Hong Kong gold market monopoly. The longest-serving CFO of Rio Tinto, and other Rio Tinto officers, came from Kleinwort Benson. Flake was a lobbyist for a uranium mine 69% owned by Rio Tinto and he lobbied for an Arizona land swap deal which benefitted Rio Tinto.

    So the connection goes from Flake, to Rio Tinto, to Kleinwort Benson, to HSBC to James B. Comey, Jr., our new Director of the FBI!

  6. Chuck says:

    This update is exceedingly disturbing. Has anyone of stature actually looked into this connection between Jeff Flake and this deception? How did this get a pass when he was running for the US Senate? We’ve been conned by a con.

    I won’t even bother to ask why Kyl and McCain give him full throated support.

  7. Ellsworth says:

    Well this explains Flake and McCain’s vote for Comey. What about the other 93?

  8. Army Of One says:

    It looks as though the fix is in for ALL of Obama’s picks. Even Republicans (?) are in concert with him.

    And let’s not forget that Obama’s buddy McCain was recently instrumental in pushing through Obama’s federal judicial picks..

  9. Frankly Speaking says:

    Troubling, shocking, startling? There are no adjectives that quite touch this disgusting connection. Where is the media on this? A single ABC news segment on HSBC getting away with murder doesn’t do the job! Despite the high financed lies told about him during that senate race, conservative Wil Cardon could have sailed through if this information was fully reported. The lack of information once again proves that those establishment elites who rule, do in fact rule.

  10. eubykdisop says:

    There’s an indirect connection between McCain and HSBC as well.

    Lynn Forester, Lady de Rothschild sits on the Board of Trustees of the McCain Institute. She is the chief executive officer of E.L. Rothschild, a holding company she owns with her third husband, Sir Evelyn Robert de Rothschild, a member of the Rothschild family. The Rothschild empire presides over the setting of the price of gold by the world’s main Bullion houses one of which is… HSBC!

    “Today the price of gold is still fixed, twice a day,[4] at 10.30 am and 3.00 pm at the premises of N M Rothschild by the world’s main Bullion Houses: Deutsche Bank, HSBC, ScotiaMocatta and Societe Generale. Informally, the gold fixing provides a recognized rate that is used as a benchmark for pricing the majority of gold products and derivatives throughout the world’s markets. Every day at 1030 and 1500 local time, five representatives of the banks meet in a small room at Rothschild’s London headquarters on St Swithin’s Lane. In the centre is the chairperson, who is traditionally appointed by the Rothschild bank, although the bank itself has largely withdrawn from trading. The price of gold is fixed twice a day by five members of the London Bullion Association: Barclays Capital, Deutsche Bank, Scotiabank, HSBC and Societe Generale, and they conduct their twice-daily meeting over the telephone. Today this is mere financial necessity, but until 2004, it was also a century-old tradition as great as the ringing of the bell at the New York Stock Exchange. The five distinguished representatives included a Rothschild, and they met in person in a paneled room at the London office of N M Rothschild & Sons. That ritual is now a thing of the past.”

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rothschild_Bank

    • eubykdisop says:

      “McCain accused of accepting improper donations from Rothschilds”

      “July 12, 2013”

      “A US campaign watchdog has accused presumptive Republican president nominee John McCain of violating election laws by accepting campaign contributions from two prominent Londoners.”

      “At issue is a fundraising luncheon held in March at London’s Spencer House, during McCain’s swing through the United Kingdom. An invitation to the event lists Lord Rothschild and Nathaniel Rothschild as hosts, and indicates the event was made possible with their “kind permission”.

      “Judicial Watch, a Washington organisation instrumental in the March release of Hillary Clinton’s White House schedules, has asked US election monitors to investigate whether the Rothschilds improperly sponsored the fundraiser. US political campaigns are forbidden from accepting contributions from foreign nationals.”

      “The question is whether or not the Rothschilds paid for the event, the venue, the catering, or any other related costs,” said Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton.”

      “Tickets to the event cost $1,000 to $2,300, and the luncheon dress code was “lounge suits,” the Washington Post reported in March.”

      “The McCain campaign did not immediately return a call seeking comment.”

      http://facethepolitics.com/2013/07/mccain-accused-of-accepting-improper-donations-from-rothschilds/

  11. eubykdisop says:

    (Thanks for the Update, SRAZ! Happy you found the information valuable!)