It’s the Swiss Army knife of law enforcement.”
On Dec. 7, 2017, Ohr was demoted and stripped of his title as associate deputy attorney general.
A month later Ohr had been removed as the head of the OCDETF, as well.
But Ohr’s troubles don’t end there.
“Hezbollah’s network moved metric ton quantities of cocaine [to] launder drug proceeds on a global scale, and procure weapons and … explosives.”
“As Project Cassandra reached higher into the hierarchy of the conspiracy, Obama administration officials threw an increasingly insurmountable series of roadblocks in its way."
“Under the Obama administration … these [Hezbollah-related] investigations were tamped down, for fear of rocking the boat with Iran and jeopardizing the nuclear deal.”
On Dec. 22, Sessions announced that the allegations in the Politico report would be reviewed.
Ohr was removed as OCDETF head ~ a week later.
• Cartel de Jalisco Nueva Generacion
• the Sinaloa Cartel
• Clan del Golfo
• Lebanese Hezbollah
Sessions singled out Hezbollah for additional focus.
Concurrent with his Oct. 15th announcement, Sessions appointed Rosenstein to lead the new transnational task force and direct OCDETF’s actions.
Rosenstein's appointment came after Trump’s Oct. 8 affirmation following their meeting on Air Force One.
This hinted at a pre-planned succession occurring in the weeks prior to Sessions’s formal resignation, which occurred Nov. 7
Immediately following Sessions’s October press conference, 15 indictments, along with new measures aimed at destroying the Cartel de Jalisco Nueva Generacion, were unveiled Oct. 16, 2018.
On Oct. 31, 2018, a “former executive director at the Venezuelan state-owned oil company, Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A. (PDVSA), pleaded guilty for his role in a billion-dollar international scheme to launder funds."
“In Venezuela, President Hugo Chavez was personally working with the then-Iranian president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, and Hezbollah on drug trafficking and other activities."
This followed news that German authorities had raided the offices of Deutsche Bank.
The same day, it was announced that the CFO of Chinese telecomm giant Huawei has been arrested in Canada on request of U.S. authorities.
Veytia pleaded guilty to one count of international conspiracy to manufacture and distribute heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, and marijuana
“He told the jurors stories not only about the drug lord’s operations in Mexico, Honduras, and Belize, but also about his suppliers, distributors, bodyguards, assassins, cousins, brothers, and sons."
In 2007, Zambada asked his father and El Chapo for permission to retire from the cartel.
“Mr. Guzmán made an astonishing proposal: He offered to reach out to his ‘contacts’ in the Drug Enforcement Administration and see if they would meet with the young man.
Zambada’s lawyer noted:
“The United States government entered into a conspiracy with one of the largest drug cartels in the world.”
One of a group of great detail researchers out there who definitely deserves a follow.