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Imaad Zuberi, a major Democratic fundraiser facing 12 years in prison, has filed an extraordinary complaint with the CIA’s chief watchdog alleging he witnessed “flagrant problems, abuses, violations of law” while working as an asset for U.S. intelligence, according to documents and interviews.

Zuberi, of Los Angeles, recently hired the CIA’s retired acting general counsel Robert J. Eatinger Jr. to review his case and help to appeal his conviction on a plea deal with federal prosecutors.

After reviewing evidence, including secret communications between Zuberi and his alleged CIA handlers that were enumerated in a secret Classified Information Protection Act filing in his criminal case, Eatinger prepared and delivered two complaints to the CIA inspector general earlier this month.

Shortly afterwards, the former CIA lawyer faxed letters to key members of the House and Senate intelligence committees alerting them to the allegations and offering to share a confidential summary if the IG did not formally open a probe.

New Director of National Intelligence Avril Haynes and CIA Director William Burns also were alerted to the complaints, according to the congressional letters reviewed by Just the News.

Eatinger, a highly respected intelligence community lawyer who retired from the CIA about a decade ago, used unmistakable language drawn from intelligence laws to describe to Congress the nature of Zuberi’s allegations.

He wrote that he had “submitted two reports to the Acting Inspector General of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) that contained complaints or information regarding serious or flagrant problems, abuses, violations of law or executive order, or deficiencies relating to the funding administration or operations of an intelligence activity.”

He added that if the CIA did not confirm it “will forward the reports to the intelligence committees within 14 days, we will do so directly.”  

Zuberi’s legal team spokesman, Chad Kolton, declined comment. A spokesman for the CIA did not immediately return a call and email seeking comment Wednesday night.

Eatinger’s letter to Congress did not formally identify Zuberi, but rather stated he was taking the action on “behalf of a U.S. citizen client.” But multiple sources confirmed to Just the News that the information in the IG complaints involved Zuberi and that his name appeared in the memos.

For two decades, Zuberi was a larger-than-life figure on the political stage, hobnobbing with Republicans and Democrats alike from California to Washington as he raised millions for campaigns and globe-trotted with a successful international business. He rubbed elbows with Obama, Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden, John McCain and Lindsey Graham, all the while keeping his relationship with the CIA mum. 

Just the News reported last month that as he worked as a bundler raising millions for Barack Obama’s 2012 campaign, Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign and Donald Trump’s inaugural committee, Zuberi had been working as an asset for U.S. intelligence on counterterrorism and counterintelligence operations across the globe dating to the early 2000s. His intelligence community relationship first came to light when a secret CIPA filing was mentioned in an unsealed court filing in his criminal case. The Wall Street Journal recently confirmed Just the News’ reporting.

But Zuberi’s world came crashing down when prosecutors began investigating whether his money to the Trump inauguration came from foreign sources. In the end, it did not. But prosecutors found other crimes involving illegal foreign and straw donations, tax violations and a foreign lobbying infraction. Zuberi agreed to plead guilty late last year and then he was sentenced in February to 12 years in prison, one of the harshest sentences ever for campaign and lobbying offenses. The unexpected sentence prompted him to appeal, and hire Eatinger to take lead.

The specter of a major political donor — now convicted of a federal felony — secretly working for the CIA seems ripped from a Hollywood script. The fact that the CIA’s former top spy lawyer joined his legal team only added to the movie-like storyline.

But the IG complaints raise more serious issues, including the possibility that American political figures, U.S. citizens and a news organization may have been used wittingly or unwittingly for espionage operations.

According to multiple sources familiar with the complaints, Eatinger alleged to the inspector general that Zuberi:

  • was instructed at times by U.S. intelligence to glean information from or try to achieve certain tasks with select members of Congress, including one prominent Republican U.S. senator. The CIA is not supposed to target, spy on or influence members of Congress.
  • was involved in a clandestine operation that used an American journalism organization to carry out countermeasures and influence operations in a foreign country. The CIA is not supposed to use journalism organizations or journalists for operational cover.
  • was asked by a senior CIA officer to make a private investment in an American drone company even as Zuberi was under criminal investigation by the Justice Department.
  • observed what he believed was a U.S. intelligence asset become involved in Zuberi’s lobbying project in Sri Lanka, a project that resulted in criminal charges against Zuberi involving the Foreign Agent Registration Act.
  • was asked by U.S. intelligence to allow a scrub team to delete emails, documents and other evidence of his intelligence work from his computer only later to be accused by the U.S. Justice Department of obstructing justice with the deletion.

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As the plandemic continues to unfold, so does the devious plot and secret ingredients of the Pfizer jabs. Dr. Jane Ruby joined the Stew Peters Show Monday to expose the alleged parasitic hybrid entities within the Pfizer jab vials. Dr. Ruby goes in-depth regarding the behavior and composition of the Pfizer parasites, and the dangers people face from their injections.

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U.S. sends tactical security teams to Ukraine embassy after Moscow warns ‘countdown’ is underway

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The State Department has quietly sent special operations teams into Kyiv to help with a potential diplomatic evacuation, sources told Just the News, while Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Sunday rebuffed pleas from Ukraine to impose preemptive sanctions against a bellicose Russia.

The teams arrived last week, shortly before U.S. Embassy families were ordered to begin evacuating Ukraine, said the sources, who have direct knowledge of the events.

“This means that they’re anticipating violence or complete deterioration in short order,” said former Diplomatic Security Service Special Agent Dale McElhattan, who has taken part in diplomatic evacuations.

International tension has spiked recently as Russia maintains an estimated 100,000 troops along its border with Ukraine and has issued ominous statements about “the start of a countdown” and claims that Moscow is being “provoked.”

Moscow has not explained why it launched a “countdown,” nor what awaits at the end. The Kremlin claims to be rankled over the proposition that Ukraine would join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, even though Ukraine likely would not be admitted into the alliance. 

Alarm bells sounded in the West last week when Konstantin Gavrilov, who leads the Russian delegation at the Vienna Negotiations on Military Security and Arms Control, issued a stark warning.

“There arrives a moment of truth when the West either accepts our proposals or other ways will be found to safeguard Russia’s security,” Gavrilov said. “I am convinced that with goodwill and a willingness to compromise in any situation, it is possible to find a way out to mutually acceptable solutions. We are running out of time. The countdown begins.”

Neither Gavrilov nor the Russian Foreign Ministry responded to questions from Just the News regarding the comments.

Officials in Ukraine have asked the United States not to wait for an attack before responding, but to impose sanctions now against Russia.

Blinken said Sunday that preemptive sanctions would undermine Western leverage.

“When it comes to sanctions, the purpose of those sanctions is to deter Russian aggression,” Blinken told CNN’s State of the Union program.

“So if they’re triggered now, you lose the deterrent effect,” Blinken said. “All of the things that we’re doing, including building up in a united way with Europe, massive consequences for Russia, is designed to factor into President [Vladimir] Putin’s calculus and to deter and dissuade them from taking aggressive action, even as we pursue diplomacy at the same time.”

Last week, however, shortly after Gavrilov made his remarks, the State Department ordered diplomatic families to evacuate Ukraine and sent in the special operations teams.

“I am not saying definitely that they are related, but you can deduce what you will from the timeline,” said one diplomatic source, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he is not authorized to speak to the media.

The special operations teams signal grave diplomatic concern, McElhattan said.

“It is serious,” he said, noting that the teams typically are deployed during times of political instability, transnational terrorism, indigenous terrorism, or high crime.

“It’s not like they predict something’s going to happen in 72 or 96 hours,” McElhattan added. “But they want to be prepared, should hostilities start out.”

The Mobile Security Deployment [MSD] teams would assist with an orderly departure of U.S. diplomatic personnel. 

“Anytime there’s something going on in the news, there’s pretty likely there’s an MSD team in the background somewhere ready to respond,” said one unidentified agent who appeared in a July recruiting video. “With MSD literally anything could happen at any time.”

Russia consistently has denied that it plans to invade Ukraine.

The U.S. is tracking “intensely hour by hour and certainly day by day” the situation in Kyiv, Blinken said on Sunday.

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The U.S. electrical grid is increasingly vulnerable to a devastating drone attack, according to a chilling joint report released by the FBI, the National Counterterrorism Center and the Department of Homeland Security.

The federal law enforcement bulletin Oct. 28 said a drone that crashed near a Pennsylvania power substation in July 2020 was designed to disrupt the electrical grid, ABC News reported.

No damage was done to the electricity supply or equipment, according to the joint memo.

However, if the attack had been successful, it could have cut off power to millions of Pennsylvania residents and even potentially affected the entire Eastern seaboard.

The drone, which had a thick copper wire attached to it, was “likely intended to create a short circuit to cause damage to transformers or distribution lines, based on the design and recovery location,” the DHS concluded in its bulletin.

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Shockingly, the FBI, DHS and the National Counterterrorism Center still do not know who was responsible for crashing the drone on the rooftop of a building next to a Pennsylvania power station.

The agencies warned that the illicit use of drones to compromise energy infrastructure is growing but said there’s very little the U.S. can do to prevent these attacks.

Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Steve Ganyard, a retired Marine colonel and fighter pilot, told ABC News that is because “drones are very difficult to detect and even harder to defend against.”

Ganyard said power plants, dams and water purification plants are among the critical infrastructure under threat that the U.S. cannot adequately protect because there are simply too many vulnerable targets.

As it is, foreign adversaries don’t need to resort to drones to wreak havoc in this country. They can do so quickly and efficiently through cyberwarfare.

Since Joe Biden was installed as president, the United States has been the target of cyberattacks from both China and Russia.

RUSSIA SMELLS BIDEN’S WEAKNESS. IT’S OPEN SEASON ON AMERICA’S BUSINESSES.HTTPS://T.CO/XZTO4MF7IM

— HAROLD M (@HAROLD4VICKI) JUNE 3, 2021

Tellingly, Biden refused to confront either country about the escalating cyberwarfare on the United States.

BIDEN KOWTOWS TO CHINA, REFUSES TO ISSUE SANCTIONS DESPITE BLAMING IT FOR CYBERATTACKS VIA @WESTJOURNALISM HTTPS://T.CO/YQINLHHMZN

— CINDY HORSWELL (@CHORSWELL) JULY 22, 2021

In September, the U.S. Air Force’s first chief software officer resigned in protest, saying China will become the world’s foremost superpower soon because it’s already on track to overtake America when it comes to artificial intelligence and cyberwarfare.

Nicolas Chaillan, who was appointed in 2018 under former President Donald Trump, said it was pointless for him to continue working at the Defense Department because it’s a losing battle.

“We have no competing fighting chance against China in 15 to 20 years,” Chaillan told the Financial Times in October. “Right now, it’s already a done deal; it is already over in my opinion.”

He said U.S. cyberdefenses are currently at “kindergarten level,” making America an easy target for hacking operations that could cripple national infrastructure and financial systems.

As a reminder, Biden has prioritized fighting climate change — which he has called the “greatest threat” to national security — over defending the homeland.

Thanks to Biden’s decimation of U.S. energy independence, heating bills this winter could be 54 percent higher than they were a year ago.

HOW MANY AMERICANS WILL FREEZE THIS WINTER BECAUSE THEY CAN’T AFFORD TO HEAT THEIR HOME? HTTPS://T.CO/PIXKJ2TZCR

— THE WESTERN JOURNAL (@WESTJOURNALISM) OCTOBER 14, 2021

This winter is expected to be one of the coldest and longest in years, which makes securing our power grids even more important.

Unfortunately, many Americans do not have any confidence that Biden is up to the task.

However, one thing the career politician wants to safeguard is forking over billions in taxpayer money to illegal aliens flooding our borders.

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

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