Francisco d'Anconia is an owner by inheritance of the world's largest copper mining operation. He is a childhood friend, and the first love, of Dagny Taggart. A child prodigy of exceptional talents, Francisco was dubbed the "climax" of the d'Anconia line, an already prestigious family of skilled industrialists. He was a classmate of John Galt and Ragnar Danneskjöld. He began working while still in school, proving that he could have made a fortune without the aid of his family's wealth and power. His full name is given as "Francisco Domingo Carlos Andres Sebastián d'Anconia".Website URL:
RealClearInvestigations.com | The Trump Tower meeting in 2016 between members of president Trump's campaign staff and a Russian lawyer is a key event in the now mostly de-bunked claims of "Russian Collusion". There is an increasing amount of evidence that the meeting was actually a setup.
vault.FBI.gov | The FBI released documents on Jeffrey Epstein today. Epstein is infamously known for being convicted of soliciting an under-age girl for prostitution and for owning a private island to which several notable politicians are alleged to have travelled to as his guest.
Spectator.org | George Neumayr | Referencing an article in the Guardian Spectator writer George Neumayr concludes that former CIA Director John Brennan was the lead figure in the "political espionage" effort to defeat President Trump and that the only "collusion" with foreign powers to manipulate the election was by Hillary Clinton.
cbsnews.com | Department of Justice (DOJ) Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced the indictment of Russian nationals and organizations for "interference" in the 2016 presidential election. The DOJ claims they engaged in "information warfare" against the U.S. They are accused of setting up a virtual private network (VPN) in the U.S. to make it appear that the social media accounts they were using were controlled by people from the U.S. There is no evidence that any American was knowingly involved in the "conspiracy" or that they affected the outcome of the election.
Wired.com | According to an article in Wired, Google and the CIA are investing in a company that monitors the web in real-time and says that it can predict the future. The company in question is called Recorded Future. The company scans websites, blogs and Twitter accounts to discover relationships between people, organizations, actions and incidents, including the present and future.
WashingtonExaminer.com | Byron York | The examiner is reporting that investigators for both the House and Senate received stunning news from the FBI that the bureau "failed to preserve" texts between FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page from December 14, 2016 and May 17, 2017. In the letter to Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Chairman Ron Johnson, the Department of Justice stated that the texts were not recorded because of "glitches" that occurred during a change between models of the FBI-issed Samsun Galaxy phones.
YouTube.com | VeritasVisuals | Project Veritas has released undercover footage of Twitter Engineers and employees admitting that Twitter employees view "everything you post" on their servers, including private "sex messages," and "d*ck pics." The engineers also admit that Twitter analyzes this information to create a "virtual profile" of you which they sell to advertisers. (video)
TheHill.com | Former FBI Director James Comey is under scrutiny over the discovery that his original statements concerning the investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a personal email server while she was serving as the Secretary of State for President Obama were edited by subordinates to remove five references to terms like "grossly negligent" and to delete remarks validating evidence that would support misdemeanor and feloy violations, according to copies of the document (see attachment below). Mr. Comey also originally wrote that it was "reasonably likely" that Clinton's personal email server was accessed by hostile actors.
TheHill.com | The Hill is reporting that the House Intelligence Committiee has issued a subpoena for David Kramer, a former State Department official and the current senior director at the McCain Institute. Committiee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif) wants to talk to Mr. Kramer about his visit to London in November 2016.