CLEVELAND, OH – An exclusive EJBNEWS investigation has uncovered that one of usurping Cleveland councilman Basheer Jones’ illegal $3000 donors, Tim Wuliger, served as an American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) director when the Russian-controlled agency’s employees, Steven Rosen and Keith Weissman, were charged in a 2005 federal indictment for espionage. The Congressional Research Services agency has warned Congress in multiple reports about unregistered foreign agent AIPAC members cultivating relationships with federal, state and local officials and employees they use to acquire “national defense” information that’s sent directly to the Russian-controlled government of Israel.
Wuliger was an AIPAC board director when fellow Russian Americans Rosen and Weissman were charged with delivering information they’d obtained from a U.S. Department of State official named Lawrence Franklin to Russian Israeli officials for the advantage of their religious and foreign and “untreatied” government. Jones’ illegal donor was also named in a defamation claim Rosen filed after his character was smeared by the board that fired him and Weissman worse than Russian American Alan Dershowitz smeared his accuser for calling him a pedophile.
Rosen’s defamation lawsuit was tabloid-juicy. His former AIPAC colleagues portrayed him as a down-low married man who searched Craigslist to meet other married men for sex; and as someone who searched and downloaded porn to his work computer while cultivating relationships with unsuspecting U.S. officials, reporters and policy makers on behalf of the Israeli government.
Not a word of this AIPAC drama appeared in any of Cleveland’s media where Wuliger lives; and where the Plain Dealer is owned by the ethnically self-protective Russian American Newhouse family. Federal court records reveal Wuliger and his AIPAC board paid over $4 million to defend Rosen; and that Wuliger’s “pledged” allegiance was to Rosen and not necessarily the truth.
Wuliger, the unlicensed Cleveland lawyer who now handles “investments,” was dismissed from Rosen’s defamation case with other board members. Federal court documents revealed conversations with board members discussing how they would take care of Rosen after his troubles were over.
FBI law enforcement officers in the Commonwealth of Virginia – led by Special Agent in Charge Ron Nesbitt – were deep in their criticism of AIPAC’s influence with the incoming presidential administration of Barack Obama. Charges were dismissed against Rosen and Weissman with the help of their well-paid Russian American attorney, Baruch Weiss.
FBI Special Agent Nesbitt had worked with U.S. Attorney Paul McNulty; who was being replaced by an acting Obama appointee named Dana Boente. In killing the U.S. to Israel spy investigation, Boente claimed there wasn’t enough evidence to move forward against the two Russian Americans. Only, Franklin, the American federal worker who the AIPAC officials used, was found guilty. McNulty and Nesbitt strongly disagreed with Boente’s case-killing decision.
Boente claimed a ruling from the U.S. District Court weakened the prosecution, but threw out the bone that the unauthorized release of national defense information merely has to be “or to the advantage of a foreign nation.” That’s the language found in both 18 U.S.C. 793 and 794.
Judge Thomas Selby Ellis appears to have ignored the law’s plain language and “protectively” added the non-existent language that prosecutors must “prove” the release of the national defense information harmed the U.S. The plain English reading of 18 U.S.C. 794 did not support Ellis’ opinion of it.
“(a) Whoever, for the purpose of obtaining information respecting the national defense with intent or reason to believe that the information is to be used to the injury of the United States, or to the advantage of any foreign nation, goes upon, enters, flies over, or otherwise obtains information concerning any vessel, aircraft, work of defense, navy yard, naval station, submarine base, fueling station, fort, battery, torpedo station, dockyard, canal, railroad, arsenal, camp, factory, mine, telegraph, telephone, wireless, or signal station, building, office, research laboratory or station or other place connected with the national defense owned or constructed, or in progress of construction by the United States or under the control of the United States, or of any of its officers, departments, or agencies, or within the exclusive jurisdiction of the United States, or any place in which any vessel, aircraft, arms, munitions, or other materials or instruments for use in time of war are being made, prepared, repaired, stored, or are the subject of research or development, under any contract or agreement with the United States, or any department or agency thereof, or with any person on behalf of the United States, or otherwise on behalf of the United States, or any prohibited place so designated by the President by proclamation in time of war or in case of national emergency in which anything for the use of the Army, Navy, or Air Force is being prepared or constructed or stored, information as to which prohibited place the President has determined would be prejudicial to the national defense; or (b) Whoever, for the purpose aforesaid, and with like intent or reason to believe, copies, takes, makes, or obtains, or attempts to copy, take, make, or obtain, any sketch, photograph, photographic negative, blueprint, plan, map, model, instrument, appliance, document, writing, or note of anything connected with the national defense; or (c) Whoever, for the purpose aforesaid, receives or obtains or agrees or attempts to receive or obtain from any person, or from any source whatever, any document, writing, code book, signal book, sketch, photograph, photographic negative, blueprint, plan, map, model, instrument, appliance, or note, of anything connected with the national defense, knowing or having reason to believe, at the time he receives or obtains, or agrees or attempts to receive or obtain it, that it has been or will be obtained, taken, made, or disposed of by any person contrary to the provisions of this chapter; or (d) Whoever, lawfully having possession of, access to, control over, or being entrusted with any document, writing, code book, signal book, sketch, photograph, photographic negative, blueprint, plan, map, model, instrument, appliance, or note relating to the national defense, or information relating to the national defense which information the possessor has reason to believe could be used to the injury of the United States or to the advantage of any foreign nation, willfully communicates, delivers, transmits or causes to be communicated, delivered, or transmitted or attempts to communicate, deliver, transmit or cause to be communicated, delivered or transmitted the same to any person not entitled to receive it, or willfully retains the same and fails to deliver it on demand to the officer or employee of the United States entitled to receive it; or (e) Whoever having unauthorized possession of, access to, or control over any document, writing, code book, signal book, sketch, photograph, photographic negative, blueprint, plan, map, model, instrument, appliance, or note relating to the national defense, or information relating to the national defense which information the possessor has reason to believe could be used to the injury of the United States or to the advantage of any foreign nation, willfully communicates, delivers, transmits or causes to be communicated, delivered, or transmitted, or attempts to communicate, deliver, transmit or cause to be communicated, delivered, or transmitted the same to any person not entitled to receive it, or willfully retains the same and fails to deliver it to the officer or employee of the United States entitled to receive it; or (f) Whoever, being entrusted with or having lawful possession or control of any document, writing, code book, signal book, sketch, photograph, photographic negative, blueprint, plan, map, model, instrument, appliance, note, or information, relating to the national defense, (1) through gross negligence permits the same to be removed from its proper place of custody or delivered to anyone in violation of his trust, or to be lost, stolen, abstracted, or destroyed, or (2) having knowledge that the same has been illegally removed from its proper place of custody or delivered to anyone in violation of its trust, or lost, or stolen, abstracted, or destroyed, and fails to make prompt report of such loss, theft, abstraction, or destruction to his superior officer—Shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both. (g) If two or more persons conspire to violate any of the foregoing provisions of this section, and one or more of such persons do any act to effect the object of the conspiracy, each of the parties to such conspiracy shall be subject to the punishment provided for the offense which is the object of such conspiracy.
AIPAC leaders self-interestedly interpreted Ellis’ ruling to mean that it was now “law” and its members could freely-operate as unregistered foreign agents on behalf of the Russian Israeli government within the U.S.; and continue to cultivate relationships with unsuspecting local, state and federal officials and reporters. Boente, however, advised them not to be too cocky. He said the U.S. Department of Justice liked the 1917 Espionage Act as a tool and intended to use it further.
To prove at least a part of Boente’s point, Ellis’ ruling is now nothing more than a “baseless opinion” that Special Counsel Robert Mueller made insignificant with 34 guilty pleas and convictions for a variety of tax, lying, Logan and Espionage Act violations starting with former general Michael Flynn and Rick Gates. The ex-FBI director sent the very clear message that undocumented and unreported interactions with a foreign government’s unregistered agents of “any” foreign nation was a punishable crime in the U.S.
Published reports show AIPAC’s Rosen and Weissman’s attorney, Weiss, tried to play the “religious” card; and claimed anti-semitic FBI agents had it in for espionage-inclined Russian Americans who practiced the Jewish religion. Russian Americans and Russian Israelis label themselves by their religion instead of their Ashkenazi or Eastern European ancestral places of origin. They represent approximately 1.9 percent of the U.S. population. 33 Russian Americans currently serve between the U.S. House and Senate. 12 in the U.S. Senate. 21 in the U.S. House of Representatives.
President of council Kevin Kelley has hired his friends and not consultants who are actually empowering the members of council to protect themselves from his corrupt dealings. Under that paradigm there are members of Cleveland city council who barely know the first three words of the U.S. Constitution. So it’s inconceivable Jones or the others have been led by their so-called government experts to explore the 103 chapters in Title 22 of the United States Code; and to study its death penalty-serious federal espionage and foreign agent registration laws that got Franklin arrested, prosecuted and jailed.
Kelly’s consultants do not advise them not to post self-incriminating “I got a free out-of-the-ghetto trip overseas” smiley-faced selfies of themselves collaborating with foreign officials as evidence of their crimes on their social media pages. He should have prevented the travel instead of encouraging unauthorized “Sister City” exchanges of information with unregistered foreign agents.
The Espionage Act of 1917, along with the Logan Act of 1799, are two “constitutionally upheld” federal laws AIPAC’s Russian American leaders like Wuliger are fearful of as the nation’s attention focuses on “internal security” and who’s here, unregistered, and operating on behalf of foreign governments. With 33 Russian Americans serving in the U.S. Congress, Wuliger and the AIPAC he serves have been disruptively lobbying “unsuccessfully” for the repeal instead of enforcement of laws that were once used to deport 240 of their ethnic kinsmen back to Russia aboard the USS Buford in 1919.
The Espionage Act was enacted by Congress the same year Russian and Irish Catholic aliens led anti-Black race riots in East Saint Louis, Illinois in 1917; and slaughtered over 300 Black men, women and children they called “strike breakers.” Russian alien Samuel Gompers, the founder of the American Federation of Labor, had a slogan that the labor unions “should not let a nigger touch a tool.” The straightforward Logan Act language is found in 18 U.S.C. 953 and reads as follows.
“Any citizen of the United States, wherever he may be, who, without authority of the United States, directly or indirectly commences or carries on any correspondence or intercourse with any foreign government or any officer or agent thereof, with intent to influence the measures or conduct of any foreign government or of any officer or agent thereof, in relation to any disputes or controversies with the United States, or to defeat the measures of the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both. This section shall not abridge the right of a citizen to apply, himself or his agent, to any foreign government or the agents thereof for redress of any injury which he may have sustained from such government or any of its agents or subjects.”
Until Mueller’s successful use of this nation’s espionage laws 34 times, U.S. Senator Charles Grassley of Iowa has been the consistent voice in demanding they all be enforced without bias.
Congress’ Congressional Research Services explains the Logan Act is named for Dr. George Logan who sent himself to France on June 12, 1798 thinking he was going to settle a dispute between President John Adams and French Prime Minster Charles Maurice de Talleyrand during what was called then “The XYZ Affair.” Like the dispute between President Donald Trump and Iran President Ali Khameni over Iran’s attacks on ships owned by corporations carrying their products in the Strait of Hormuz, Talleyrand had ordered France’s navy to destroy the ships owned by U.S. corporations in 1798.
Adams wanted a war to ensure France never touched another U.S. ship and the two nation’s did have a skirmish. Ships had been damaged. Adams and his vice president, Thomas Jefferson, wanted France to pay for the damages and to release the men, ships and products it had taken. Logan’s “unauthorized” negotiations only dealt with the release of the men and ships; which pissed off Adams and Congress.
France used the deal it negotiated with Logan as being in the U.S’s best interest. Adams and Congress wanted war and disregarded France’s deal with Logan. Back then Connecticut U.S. Rep. and Federalist Roger Griswold, introduced a bill to “guard by law against the interference of individuals in the negotiation of our Executive with the Governments of foreign countries.”
In a “tit for tat” for the prosecution of Russian American spy Jonathan Pollard, Russian American politicians and lawyers like Dershowitz twice accused American Rev. Jesse Jackson of violating the Logan Act when he traveled to Libya to bring back American U. S. Navy pilot Bobby Goodman in 1983; and when he met with Fidel Castro in Cuba and returned with 48 American men he got the Cuban president to release.
Unlike Rosen, Jackson wasn’t spying for the two nations he visited; and he wasn’t an official of the government delivering national defense information. “American” federal prosecutors under President Ronald Reagan didn’t even think of using either of the laws against another loyal American. Rev. Jackson’s two visits returned other loyal Americans to their loyally-waiting American families. Israeli, not the U.S., benefits from AIPAC’s spying.
Cleveland council members, individually, have no idea about the full scope of money funding the organization Joseph Cimperman leads; or don’t consider that the convicted thief could actually be guiding them into having unlawful and compromising interactions with unregistered foreign government officials. For them it’s inconceivable to think of their former colleague as an unregistered agent of the foreign governments with which he’s interacting; or an informant for a foreign intelligence or federal law enforcement agent looking for gullible local officials to set-up through carefully-cultivated relationships. They wouldn’t think to schedule a congressional-like committee hearing to ask him about his funding sources; or to check with the Director of the U.S. Information Agency to see if his foreign activities inside the city are “authorized.”
To instruct officials on when they are “authorized” to communicate with foreign officials, and to prevent unintended Logan and Espionage Act violations, Congress enacted a specific set of “foreign intercourse” laws in Title 22 and Chapter 33 of the U.S. Code that structures and provides money to fund “sister city” activities for arts, culture and educational exchanges; but only under the guidance and grant funded authorization of the Director of the U.S. Information Agency. The trips Cleveland councilmembers are taking under the auspices of AIPAC members who are also members of the Cleveland Jewish Federation are not the type of “foreign discourse” trips the Director of the U.S. Information Agency authorizes.
Without his authorization the Espionage and Logan acts prevent any elected or public official from any and all branches of local, state or federal government from having “unauthorized” contact with unregistered foreign government officials and their unregistered agents. AIPAC’s officials, and those of every other person with a dual-loyalty within this nation, want to infiltrate, spy and influence pro-Israel policies from “within” the U.S. government without identifying themselves as a foreign government’s agents.
Even the “exchange” of information between foreign governments and local officials of the former Soviet Union has to be authorized and structured pursuant to Section 22 U.S.C. 2461. That includes only the post-1990 collapse of the Soviet Union nations that are supposedly “emerging democracies.” The law firms of Jones Day and Squire, Patton & Boggs are not “authorized by law” in many of their interactions “inside” Russia from their Cleveland to Moscow and Israel offices.
In a 1993 report to Congress, the Industrial College of the Army explained how Israeli officials cultivate relationships with lower level and unsuspecting federal, state, county and city workers; and then leak the information to pro-Russian Israeli reporters, policy experts and Russian Israeli government officials in their network. Its AIPAC college chapters have turned Russian American (Jewish) students into unknowing unregistered Espionage and Logan act violators as they acquire and deliver research information from campuses to Israel. Those words were also echoed and implied by federal prosecutors in their motions as Rosen and Weissman’s relationship and interactions with Franklin were described.
Jones allegedly practices Islam, but each year disgraced ex-councilman Cimperman and other unregistered agents of foreign governments orchestrate the delivery of hundreds of “Christian” U.S. officials for questioning” to officials of Russian-controlled Israel under the guise of the travel being a religious trip to see the places Jesus walked in Palestine before his execution. Russian Israelis are packaging trips to Jerusalem they now control like it’s Disney Land.
Consider that as “local” government officials Jones, Blaine Griffin and Jazmin Santana all have access to information as members of Cleveland’s legislative authority before it becomes public. The same with Kelley and the Irish American Catholics on council; and Armenian American Dona Brady’s unregistered lobbying in this nation on behalf of once Soviet Armenia.
Jones traveled to India on a trip that couldn’t possibly have helped him enact local legislation connected to Ward 7. Did he take a “secret” back door trip to Pakistan to meet with Islamic friends? Griffin and Santana traveled to Israel. Santana’s pro-Israel comments on her Facebook page should have landed the government official a visit from U.S. Homeland Security agents for her to answer questions she’d better not lie to them about.
In their “official” roles as members of a government legislative authority Jones, Griffin, Santana and the others meet “in their official capacities” with local, state and federal officials who share “national defense” information with them; including information that comes from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers about the city’s infrastructure; and about water, sewer and electric plant operations. In their “official roles” they get to review and approve blueprints and plans for every government’s buildings and projects within the city; and are lobbied, individually, with wine and dine one-on-one’s by individuals they think they know outside the normal “official” chain of government communications. They approve funding police operations connected to the performance of duties connected to Homeland Security and the U.S. Department of Justice.
Since wining and dining with foreign offcials or their representatives is not connected to the official duties of the public offices they hold, federal prosecutors would have to view a local official’s communications and exchanges of information as secret and unofficial; and with the intent to conceal the nature of their exchanges of national defense information from required disclosure.
Federal workers are “de-briefed” if and when they interact with anyone who appears to be seeking an advantage for a foreign government; and the interaction is documented and filed. The questions federal employees are required to answer would shock the average local government official as to just how little information they’d need to disclose to violate the Espionage or Logan Acts. An example of questions federal employees must answer are below.
When did contact first occur and what are the future contact plans (correspondence, email, visits, etc.). Where did contact occur? . Describe the relationship (social, business, intimate, family, etc.): Do you have any relatives or friends in this person’s country? Describe any government, political, military, or intelligence affiliation this person holds. Did the individual ask you where you work? Did the individual ask what type of work you do? Did the individual seem to control the direction of the conversation? Did you discuss involvement in government related activities and/or have you been asked by this person or their associates to perform any task or service? Did the individual express an interest in classified, sensitive, or proprietary information? If yes, identify those topics or technologies? Did the individual request any USDA open source material? If so, what was requested and did you provide it? Did the individual ask about your political affiliations? Did you or have you received any gifts from the foreign national? Did the individual offer to arrange for any special treatment? Did the individual offer to pay for anything (meals, transportation, gifts, etc.)? Did you exchange business cards, telephone numbers, or addresses? Describe any known participation or financial support to organizations that seek to change U.S. government policy by force or violence?
Since no Cleveland council member can explain how Congress defined information related to the “national defense,” they wouldn’t know they were violating the Espionage Act when an Israeli, Irish or Armenian official asked “what employers are near city hall?” and they answered, “the federal building, Navy Finance Center, Coast Guard and Port Authority.” Giving officials of an Israeli sister city access to a Cleveland Public Library is a direct act of espionage for the “national defense” secrets it unlocks.
While in Israel both Griffin and Santana were not authorized to interact with or disclose information to that nation’s Russian Israeli government officials knowingly or unknowingly. Neither have the knowledge of the nation’s immigration or foreign relations laws to know there are no “dual citizen” immigration laws giving Russian Israelis who Josef Stalin immigrated to Palestine in 1947 unrestricted access to this nation’s borders.
The Espionage Act at all times would prevent government officials other than those “authorized” by federal law to share any information related to the nation’s “national defense” with them; and it extends down to the level of the cities, school districts and local libraries. Under Israel’s constitution all of its able-bodied Russian Israeli citizens remain available for call-up in the Israeli Defense Forces after mandatory service as a de facto IDF for life consciousness. “Arabs” under Israeli classifications are exempted if they choose.
Israel being America’s greatest ally is an AIPAC public relations slogan that’s been repeated enough it’s now believed. Since Jones, Griffin and Santana don’t know the nation’s espionage laws, nor have they reviewed or even know where to look for its international treaties, they’d not know Russian Israelis have never enacted a treaty with the U.S. the Congress approved which supports that slogan-like foreign propaganda. McNulty’s federal prosecutors in Virginia ripped the Russian Israelis leading Israel for refusing to provide witnesses on their side of the FBI’s Rosen investigation after its ambassador lied about spying on the U.S. and then left the country.
Officially, the Russian Israelis leading Israel killed 34 U.S. sailors aboard the USS Liberty in 1967 and wounded another 171. In 1954 Operation Susanah saw them placing explosives in Egyptian buildings Americans visited to kill them and blame on the Egyptians.
Twice that nation’s Russian Israeli military leaders are “known” to have orchestrated attacks that either planned or did kill and wound Americans. Both attacks were intended to deceive the U.S. government into committing an act of aggression against the Muslim Brotherhood-led Egyptian government on their behalf.
Frat boys and sorority girls holding elected office with no military or foreign service experience have no consciousness about the nation’s national defense interests outside their own personal interests to travel and meet new friends. In this political climate not knowing who you’re being “cultivated” by could be “deadly” dangerous.