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💥BREAKING NEWS💥Paul Whelan was discharged from the Marines because he submitted HIMSELF for various awards -Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal🎖etc via the online awards system of the Commanding General of the Third Marine Aircraft Wing.
💥BOOM💥Whelan’s attempts to fraudulently secure awards for himself through a system he had admin access to, was caught when the poorly written forms were flagged by the Commanding General’s staff.
🔥Paul Whelan also falsified orders so he would not have to return to his primary unit in Michigan and he could stay at Miramar. He was also drawing BAH and Commuted Rations pay while living in an apartment in LaJolla when he lacked orders that he was stationed there🔥
🔥He was convicted at a special court-martial in January 2008 as a Staff Sergeant on several charges related to larceny and was given a bad-conduct discharge in Dec 2008 at the rank of Private- subsequently he gets no veterans benefits🔥
💥Here’s my take... a Marine that would fake acts of bravery and service for commendations and awards he didn’t earn and would rather go to Russia on leave then be w family and friend is a perfect mark for the FSB to recruit. Kelly Services made a huge error in hiring him💥
🔑 If Whelan can lie about his record, falsify forms for pay, has zero honor or integrity -than he’s very capable of selling out to the Russians. As a global security expert he was privy to a lot of secrets, key cards, passwords, key codes, access to cameras 💻 📱 🔒
🤔Perhaps Putin was telling the truth. Maybe Whelan was apprehended while on a ‘spy mission’- EXCEPT- he was on the mission so Putin could trade” him for Butina. Crazy⁉️Sure. But hasn’t it been insane for the last few years⁉️
🔥Well... apparently Whelan was caught red handed at the Metropol Hotel w a USB drive he obtained from a Russian citizen. It’s data contained info on the makeup of staff of Russian Intel and Agencies. He’s in Lefortovo prison which is known for its very harsh conditions🔥
Paul Whelan is in a “dungeon”. thedailybeast.com/paul-whelan-am…
💥A key goal will be to drum up as much concern for Whelan’s well being as possible so that the public outcry for the trade of Butina for Whelan is massive. Expect Russian bot and # hashtag participation in drumming up support for this “ex” marine💥
🔥Putin and Trump did not realize that we would find out that the ex marine is not a patriot and that it would undermine our sympathy for him. He was basically attempting his own version of “stolen valor” by falsifying docs to make himself out to be a hero. It’s despicable🔥
💥🔥💥In addition, Whelan also used someone’s social security number and wrote bad checks, according to military court documents. A military judge also found him guilty of attempted larceny and three specifications of dereliction of duty🤔
🔥Russia is claiming that Whelan has spent 10 years cultivating acquaintances and friends through social sites in order to gather RU secrets- this time a flash drive w names of Russian spies at various agencies 🔥rosbalt.ru/moscow/2019/01…
The translation is rough, but it’s weirdly interesting...
No Honey 🍯 pots for Paul Whelan... Russian intel services note that “it was striking that Whelan was not at all interested in pretty RU women, preferring to drink w male acquaintances of the Internet”😳
💥Paul Whelan’s lawyer in Moscow, Vladimir Zherebenkov, said his client “is confident and has a great sense of humor and hopes for objectivity of the investigation”💥
Vladimir Zherenbenkov, Whelan’s defense attorney, has represented some interesting defendants telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews…
Whelan‘s atty also represented Andrei Kovalchuk, charged with organising large-scale trafficking in cocaine from Argentina to Russia alamy.com/moscow-russia-…
🔥Whelan, accused formally of espionage by Russia, has 59 friends on his VK page, including former students at the Military University of the Russian Ministry of Defence. He met w one VK friend in 2008👇
🤔 We aren’t the only ones curious that Ambassador Huntsman rushed to see Whelan. It was called a “rookie mistake” by a RU foreign policy analyst. “It esculates the situation...” Was it really a ‘mistake’ or part of a pre-arranged plan?
Whelan’s brother David isn’t aware if his brother Paul is still a Canadian citizen... 🤔Canada was briefed when Paul was detained that they had an Ottawa man in custody. My question: did Whelan use a Canadian passport⁉️Why would Canada be notified🤔sputniknews.com/us/20190103107…
🔥BREAKING NEWS🔥Whelan’s attorney, Zherebenkov, is talking about a prisoner exchange‼️”I myself hope that we can RESCUE and bring home one Russian SOUL” He’s talking about Maria Butina...
JFC‼️No self respecting lawyer or RU intel officer would refer to a male spy as a ‘Russian soul’ or use the term “rescue”... This ruse is becoming more transparent by the minute
🤔Luckily, for Whelan, Vladimir Zherebenkov, his defense defense atty, is very familiar w extradition cases😳 nytimes.com/2019/01/03/wor…
💥Can anyone help me find the rest of Paul Whelan’s Court Martial⁉️
🙄This must have been planned by a mastermind C’mon, did Whelan really arrange a transfer of a classified USB in the Metropol hotel - the same day of his friend’s wedding and where he and other guests were staying⁉️He couldn’t have gone to a park? metropol-moscow.ru/en/offers/546/
💥The irony... it’s like when we found out Manafort was using 007 for his password. The Metropol was the hotel that Count Rostov lived in under house arrest in this novel👇amazon.com/Gentleman-Mosc…
🤔 @detroitnews added that Whelan’s duties at Kelly Services put him in contact w an FBI division embedded in embassies overseas. That’s odd given that he was court martialed and discharged from the Marines. Why was he given these critical responsibilities at Kelly Services⁉️
🤔 @OldGrunt0351 asked why BorgWarner would hire a Marine discharged for Bad Conduct, larceny etc... Maybe this⁉️
🇺🇸 🇨🇦 🇬🇧 Paul Whelan.... is British and American and Canadian. His arrest is now an international incident🤔
🇮🇪🇺🇸🇬🇧🇨🇦BREAKING NEWS! Paul Whelan is ALSO an Irish citizen‼️ I am not kidding... rte.ie/news/2019/0104…
😳"The Embassy of Ireland in Moscow has requested consular access to Irish citizen, Paul Whelan, currently detained in Russia, after they received a request for assistance.” I guess this really complicates Putin & Trump’s spy swap. @davidpwhelan, care to comment⁉️
🤔So far, Whelan has citizenship and passports in 4 countries... Does he have bank accounts in each? I am also very curious if Whelan is exercising his right to vote in each of these countries⁉️🇺🇸🇨🇦🇬🇧🇮🇪
Via @PaulaChertok👇 Just last week Putin hinted w/ this denial: “we will not arrest innocent people simply to exchange them for someone else later”... 👀 except it looks like he found someone... 🎩 @dwinfrey72
💥BOOM💥“Whelan served as an admin chief in the Marines -a job akin to office mgt that would have given him access to certain sensitive systems, likely including those the service uses to issue orders and hand out awards.” washingtonpost.com/world/europe/f…
🔥In addition to convicting him of larceny & bouncing checks, Whelan used another person’s SSN to sign in to the online training system Marines access to complete courses that can advance their rank and pay. Whelan “proctored” an account on the system w out permission.🔥
😳The special court-martial also found him guilty of willfully failing to report his leave 3x and going absent from his unit twice, in one case for 2 days. The court knocked him down 2 pay grades, restricted him to places of lodging, eating & worship for 60 days.
Yesterday I said that it’s likely there’d be a hash tag & RU bot participation for the Whelan - Butina trade. Sure enough here’s the hashtags 👇 #FreePaulWhelan & #FreeMariaButina
🤔Whelan has a background in law enforcement, though he exaggerated the extent of it. In a 2013 court deposition, “he said that he had been a sheriff’s deputy in Wash­tenaw County and a police officer for the city of Chelsea” though Washtenaw County has no record of him...
💥Paul Whelan update💥Kremlin is holding Whelan w/out bail. His lawyer files appeal👇edition.cnn.com/2019/01/10/eur…
Per his brother David, Whelan was due back in the US on 1/6
💥Odd as heck, Whelan’s lawyer is on vacation at the beach making statements about how rare it is for RU to arrest an American spy in Moscow but isn’t working on his defense and says Whelan is doing great 🤔thedailybeast.com/while-paul-whe…
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