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    WikiLeaks said that the so-called Panama Papers leak that allegedly exposed offshore financial schemes was sponsored by the US. According to WikiLeaks, the leak is an information attack against Russia and more so, personally President Vladimir Putin.

    The scandal over the leaked papers from the Panamanian legal firm Mossack Fonseca was orchestrated by the US Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP), WikiLeaks wrote in its Twitter.

    WikiLeaks also said that the so-called Panama Papers leak was funded by the US Agency for International Development (USAID) alongside George Soros’ Open Society Foundation.

    "#PanamaPapers Putin attacks was produced by OCCRP which targets Russia and former USSR and was funded by USAID and Soros," WikiLeaks wrote.

    ​Furthermore, WikiLeaks said that the leak was directly funded by Washington. This fact would undermine the integrity of the US government.

    "The US OCCRP can do good work but for the US gov’t to directly find the #PanamaPapers attack on Putin seriously undermines its integrity," WikiLeaks noted.

    ​According to the official website, OCCRP is the registered name of the Journalism Development Network, a Maryland-based charitable organization. The project encompasses a number of centers and organizations in Eastern Europe and post-Soviet countries. The project has been supported by grants from the UN Democracy Fund (UNDEF), the USAID and the Open Society Foundations.

    In turn, Ramon Fonseca, founding partner of Mossack Fonseca, accused those behind the leak of manipulation of facts. According to him, the authors of investigation misinterpreted the documents dumped as a result of a hacker attack.

    "They [e-mails and documents] were taken out of context," he was quoted as saying by RT.

    He underscored that the company never destroyed any financial papers and never assisted in tax dodging or money laundering.

    According to Bloomberg, Washington plans to use information from the leaked documents to expand its anti-Russian sanctions.

    Washington will search millions of leaked documents for information about people who may have helped companies or individuals evade anti-Russian sanctions imposed over the crisis in Ukraine, a source familiar with the matter told Bloomberg.

    Those people could be added to the US sanctions list. According to Bloomberg, a new list could be released as early as June, which could coincide with the expected timing of the next vote by EU countries on the extension of their sanctions against Russia.

    "The US government intently focuses on investigating possible illicit activity, including violations of US tax laws or sanctions, using all sources of information, both public and non-public," the US Treasury Department commented to Bloomberg via e-mail.

    On April 3, Germany’s Sueddeutsche Zeitung daily published materials it claimed came from the Panamanian legal firm Mossack Fonseca. The 11.5 million leaked files were claimed to expose the alleged involvement of former and current world leaders, among others, in establishing offshore companies through the law firm.

    The German publication specifically notes Chinese President Xi Jinping, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, Azeri President Ilham Aliev, Moroccan King Mohammed VI, Saudi King Alman ibn Abdul-Aziz al Saud, the late father of British Prime Minister David Cameron and a number of individuals allegedly close to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

    Mossack Fonseca has refused to validate the information contained in the leaks and accused reporters of gaining unauthorized access to its proprietary documents. The company warned that using unlawfully-obtained data was a crime that it would not hesitate to seek punishment by legal means.

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    • Angus Gallagher
      Of course it's orchestrated and part of the open society agenda. What comes next is extremism, civil disobedience, chaos, division, colored revolution, capitulation to the EU-NATO axis, the moral manipulation of the population by political correctness, the overthrow of the family and the mockery of the Church- with the entire thing banged into place by mass migration on a devastating scale. People won't resist because there's nothing left worth fighting for.
      Here's the only problem: We in Europe have derailed the entire project and will go on to blow it apart.
      Likewise and even more effectively, Russia and Belarus as well the freedom loving peoples of the Donbass Peoples' Republic are equally wise to the threat and have both the resources and leadership to defend themselves.
      And now everything is in disarray- because free peoples have stood up and found common purpose under the banner of sovereign democracy.
    • avatar
      armor
      I wish a good Sunday to all, wherever you are on the sputnik wing ...
      The Us of NA: let it get bogged down in its own 'sanctions Lists', they have not realised that they already have been overtaken in all fields, or are truly being overtaken , by events that they , for once , cannot control. They should think wisely, clearly, that it is time to save their resources( not unlimited, in spite of the appearances), their capital, make an effort to bring their personel back in NA, and see and accept that with the multi-polar set-up, it's a win-win situation. For all, AND in the process, it will create, stability, Hope, more peace....Of course, it will require that HEGEMONY by one power must cease. Once the good NA people re-take back their country from the evil gov.and its parasites, then the world will have done a giant leap forward. This time around, the peoples of the world Hopefully will turn back to God, His Commandments. Dominus vobiscum.
    • avatar
      enrique_costas
      That is something evident. I watched a debate in the Spanish TV La Sexta (Atresmedia, a group next to te Government) and a debate in 13 TV (owned by a mix of Catholic Church, and by radical Zionists which coming from the US have tried to infiltrate the People s Party since the years of José Maria Aznar) and the first thing they repeated was the word "Putin"...even if his name doesnt appear in the Panama leaks. Exactly the same way as the info product for the Sochi Olympics, and by the same persons without ethic.
    • Annin reply toAngus Gallagher(Show commentHide comment)
      Angus Gallagher, Thank you. Please continue resisting. Hopefully even the sheep will wake up. Bless you and be safe.
    • Angus Gallagherin reply toAnn(Show commentHide comment)
      Ann, Many thanks for your kind words of encouragement. It really makes a difference sometimes. All the best!
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      UDENTA O UDENTAin reply toAngus Gallagher(Show commentHide comment)
      Angus Gallagher, very well made points. We have to watch out for EU reaction to this well orchestrated campaign of calumny. Its instructive that the additional US sanctions regime is slated just before the EU vote on ending or sustaining the counterproductive and economically ruinous (to the EU countries), Washington induced sanctions against Russia. CIA already has intelligence that several EU countries are balking at sustaining an anachronistic instrument that has no place in today's interconnected universe and wants to use the so called financial disclosures as a weapon to browbeat them into line. How Europe responds to American blackmail will be a crucial test of its global standing and credibility; will Europe assert its independence for once and adopt a stance consistent with the core desires of their people and their best economic interests or will they remain a lackey, an errand boy, a second rate power entity wallowing in decadence, indeed a puppet of American imperialism and expansionism. Time will tell.
    • choticastilein reply toAngus Gallagher(Show commentHide comment)
      Angus Gallagher, Thanks my friend -- continue the Good Fight -- The ONLY way forward. If people would perhaps realize that the time to hesitate, is past. Complacence got the world where it is today. We have to return our world to sanity, we have to each stand up for what is right and good and to the benefit of us all. And we have to do it now. We have no choice. Its either that or enslavement and our window of opportunity is shrinking and time running out fast.
    • choticastilein reply toUDENTA O UDENTA(Show commentHide comment)
      UDENTA O UDENTA, Sent you mail -- did you receive it?
    • Angus Gallagherin reply tochoticastile(Show commentHide comment)
      choticastile, if you are British, you might want to come and join us on Facebook UKIP were there are thousands who would agree with you. If you're not British, no problem, still highly welcome as one of our own! Everything you write about the EU is correct and highly relevant to the EU national movements.
    • choticastilein reply toAngus Gallagher(Show commentHide comment)
      Angus Gallagher, Thank you! What an honour -- but then have Scottish forebears somewhere ... Much as I would love to join you on FB, I am not into it and never were. Not my handle, handy as it is. But will send you my posts, and if you find them useful, welcome to publish what supports Britain's common cause -- which is our cause too! God bless!
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      UDENTA O UDENTAin reply tochoticastile(Show commentHide comment)
      choticastile, thanks so much for your mail. I only saw it yesterday as I was out of town and have no internet access. Will reply you today.
    • choticastilein reply toUDENTA O UDENTA(Show commentHide comment)
      UDENTA O UDENTA, Nada de problemes! Look forward to it.
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      silkwillie
      Since when has or did the USA have any integrity ? Answer NEVER
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