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1/ Beautiful day for a trial named #NXIVM, Day 7.
Thursday 5/16 ...when I arrived for afternoon session, defense cross examination of filmmaker Mark Vicente (What the Bleep Do We Know) had just completed- a new witness, Stephen Herbits was on the stand..
2/ #NXIVM Atty& former Pentagon official under Sec of Defense Donald Rumsfeld (Ford Admin- Special Assistant to the Secretary), Herbits was
hired by Seagrams Heir Edgar Bronfman in'77. initially as Bronfman's Assistant, then close/trusted advisor&travel companion for>20years (97)
3/ #NXIVM Herbits was recruited again in 2004 to help with scandal at World Jewish Congress, (Israel Singer stealing funds, Bronfman President); Herbits was elected as Secretary General of WJC when Singer stepped down...
4/ #NXIVM: Some questions about Edgar Bronfman to establish his enormous wealth: Ownership Seagrams, Texas Pacific Oil and Gas, Dupont, Universal Studios, Tropicana; and also his importance on world stage, meeting with heads of state, Russian govt, European consulate etc..
5/ #NXIVM Day 7:
Also Bronfman was President of WJC (World Jewish Congress-organization formed in 1930s to protect memory of the Holocaust and inform people around the world).
Actually they have many functions, Here's more info:
6/ Fast fwd to 2005, Bronfman asks Herbits to consult with his daughters to help improve PR status with #NXIVM.
Herbits made referral to outside PR firm as Bronfman girls wouldnt divulge details of case regarding Rick Ross, replying "its a secret" (LOL!).
7/ Rick Ross video on main signs of destructive cult, sounds familiar!
#NXIVM 👇🧐:
8/ 2008 emails were presented in which Clare Bronfman continued pressuring Herbits to use his legal/political connections to get NY/NJ atty generals to indict Rick Ross, PRIOR to arrival of Dalai Lama. This was extremely important to improving #NXIVM's image.
9/ Also Clare wanted the Albany Times Union to cease their pesky negative reporting against #NXIVM, and wanted Herbits to "reach out" to owner George Hearst, to get him to stop.. Forbes too..
Here is an article highlighting their penchant for lawsuits: thenation.com/article/how-st…
10/ Herbits describes an "up and down",strained relationship between the Bronfman sisters and their father/brothers. The father seemed to be increasingly stressed, citing the fortune that Clare and Sara were spending on litigation to win suits against #NXIVM enemies, LOSING money
11/ Meanwhile Clare was convinced Edgar was funding Rick Ross through his brother Charles Bronfman's organization, BirthRight Israel. Edgar adamantly denied funding Ross, questioning who was motivated to lie to her? Herbits investigated- no payments made: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Birthrigh…
12/ Eventually Herbits learned that he too was added to the list of #NXIVM enemies, with a file in their box of enemy dossiers. This was for not complying with their demands re: litigation (and also he was advisor to Edgar and Brothers on the Bronfman Trust).
13/ Questions arose re: Relationship between Bronfmans and Clintons? They knew each other "very well"🤯💥...
Bronfman was chairman of commission on Holocaust assets, a Hillary project. Edgar got Medal of Freedom from Bill Clinton.
14/. ALso, Edgar Bronfman supported Hillary in Senate and Presidential races...
President Bill Clinton showed up at Bronfman WJC event, announcing well received Iranian sanction policy...etc.
Yes, they were closely connected for many years.
15/ Next witness was police officer and FBI investigator Charles Fontanelli. his involvement with #NXIVM included execution of search warrants, arrests, surveillance, and comms w/ other law enforcement. Scant reporting on his testimony or findings... wnyt.com/news/nxivm-tri…
16/ Fontanelli describes the layout of Knox Woods community and surrounding properties for purposes of highlighting close proximity of #NXIVM businesses and key member residences... Get ready...
17/ In Nancy Salzman's home were found:
▶️Vast quantities of electronic devices requiring another FBI field unit which specializes in electronic devices.
▶️A photography/movie studio room with stage (did I hear correctly? Need to double check this tomorrow...)
▶️A box of files
18) This box contained Files with the following tabs (#NXIVM enemies🤯):
Stephen Herbits
Edgar Bronfman
Roger Stone
Rick Ross
Charles Schumer
Frank Parlato
David Suarez(sp??)
WJC(World Jewish Congress)
Israel Singer,
Toni Natali
Jubal? Aviv,
Malcom Stephen Forbes,
19) (cont)Michael Friedman,
George Hearst
and Misc Folder containing
-Mark Folk
-Joseph L Bruno
-Elliott Spitzer
Trial continues Friday
Next up Lauren Salzman (cooperating witness)
#NXIVM Stay tuned!
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