Have you ever gotten caught in a lie and tried to weasel your way out of it? That’s probably what’s happening with ToddandClare.com and T&C Network Solutions right now. The dating site just accused Julian Assange of taking a million bucks from Russia in an attempt to paint him as, you know, a Russian secret agent! But the internet is collectively smart. I mean, brilliant. There are a lot of smart people behind keyboards these days willing to take the time to sift through the accusations the Clinton campaign, the Democrats, and the mainstream media are throwing out at WikiLeaks and Julian Assange.
And when you think about it, it’s actually a pretty cool thing. Keeping government open, honest, and on its toes is what WikiLeaks is all about. Assange isn’t about the money. If he were, he wouldn’t be stuck in the Ecuadorian Embassy in a small room. He’d be somewhere else incognito, sipping mojitos if he’s into that.
But let’s get to the point. And that is, the latest accusation lobbed at Assange appears to be connected to Hillary Clinton and possibly the Swedish government.
While browsing Reddit last night, I discovered a gem about Assange. It’s enough to make your jaw drop at the sheer audacity of it. The accusation that Assange accepted $1 million from the Russian government appears to be a lie, crafted to discredit him and give Clinton a reason to do some more saber rattling against Russia.
But, darn it all, those pesky Redditors were at it again! One of those kids took the time to research ToddandClare.com, and the results were very interesting. It turns out the street address for the dating site (where the guys get to join free, but the girls must be invited, what?) is also the address for Premise Data Corporation.
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) October 19, 2016
A Google maps search of the address for both ToddandClare and Premise Data Corporation turns up an empty site. As of June 2016, the address for ToddandClare is the location of a lot that was under construction at the time. And more importantly, there doesn’t really seem to be an actual location, unless it’s hidden behind other buildings.
What’s even more interesting, is that Premise Data Corporation’s co-founder is David Soloff. Some interesting tidbits on him have been found. He used to be a rare book bibliographer and a drummer in a punk rock band. But I digress. David Soloff also met Hillary Clinton back on July 26, a day after the Democratic Convention started.
I did some digging back to the convention and found that C-SPAN still has her video address up when she made a speech that night. Her hair is also the same length and cut as in the photo, and it appears that Soloff was at an event where he met both Clinton and Madeleine Albright.
I went to Soloff’s Twitter account, and sure enough, he had set his account to “protected.” Darn it all, again. At least we have the screen capture of that tweet of him pictured with Hillary Clinton and Albright. So, what’s his connection, if any, to ToddandClare and Julian Assange?
Another truly weird aspect of this is the email WikiLeaks released of an “offer” from ToddandClare for Assange to do some kind of bizarre advertisement and Twitter follow-up, with an offer of (Dr. Evil laugh here, please) $1 million!
— Reno Berkeley (@RenoBerkeley) October 19, 2016
Oh, and the source of the $1 million? The Russian government! This thing gets freakier by the minute.
One of the things I noticed right off the bat is the top of the first email. The “to, from, sent date, and subject” lines are all in Swedish, and the content of the emails from ToddandClare.com seem to be from someone whose first language isn’t English.
When Assange responded that he was intrigued, the company sent a multipart proposal, which became more and more peculiar as it went on. Here’s a portion of Part 4 — The Next Step.
“Julian should take it upon himself to publish the following tweet to Presidential candidate Donald Trump, by midnight on October 1st 2016.
‘@realdonaldtrump @jamiedimon @natrothschild1 Go to ToddandClare.com on Nov. 7. Noon. Putin will be live. #brexitneverhappened.'”
Did you do a double-take at that? I did.
The email exchange frequently mentioned ToddandClare.com and its parent company, T&C Network Solutions in Houston, Texas. WikiLeaks released a report detailing how T&C Network Solutions is listed at the dating website’s owner. WikiLeaks then discovered that the address for T&C leads to *drumroll, please* an anonymous warehouse storage facility with “no references to the company.” WikiLeaks also discovered that the telephone number listed for the company wasn’t even valid in the United States.
When I checked out the number after the area code, the exchange number is 091. That number is the country code for India.
Weird, huh? That India thing probably means nothing, but taken as a whole, Assange was smart not to fall for the trap.
When Assange and his attorney determined that the whole thing was probably a scam, the response was enough to make your skin crawl.
“Julian: We know it’s you writing. The offer expires at midnight, October 31st 2016.”
They didn’t even wait until Halloween to make the accusation public.
So, what’s the connection? Did Soloff just allow ToddandClare to be used by some random Swedish authorities in an attempt to arrest him on that pre-existing rape charge? And that brings up another unusual thing about this whole Julian Assange affair. Why did Interpol put him on its Most Wanted list for a sex crime? Big Think’s Lindsay Beyerstein also believes this is a curious turn of events.
“Yet, Assange has somehow rocketed to a spot on Interpol’s most wanted list, no doubt displacing mass-raping war criminals, sex traffickers, and other global predators.”
If this is all true, it seriously taints the online molestation charges against Assange that he was grooming an unnamed 8-year-old ToddandClare user in the Bahamas for sexual contact. And to think, ToddandClare and T&C Network Solutions would’ve gotten away with it if it weren’t for those meddling Redditors!
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