The Clinton-Silsby Trafficking Scandal And How The Media Attempted To Ignore/Cover It Up

William Craddick's picture

Via Disobedient Media

Contrary to reports in the media, the crowd sourced investigation labeled by some as "Pizzagate" did not begin with internet sleuths digging through the Wikileaks Podesta Files releases looking for pizza parlors and encoded language discussing human trafficking. It began with the shocking discovery that Hillary and Bill Clinton provided assistance to convicted child trafficker, Laura Silsby, resulting in a reduced sentence for child trafficking.

Silsby was arrested at the Haitian border attempting to smuggle 33 children out of Haiti without documentation. Her sentence and charges were reduced after an intervention by Bill Clinton. In the aftermath of Silsby's arrest, her originally retained lawyer Jorge Puello was arrested in connection with an international smuggling ring accused of trafficking women and minors from Central America and Haiti. The revelation of this news in November was either ignored by the Western media or attacked by Clinton controlled publications.

I. Hillary Clinton Intervened Politically on Behalf of Laura Silsby

Laura Silsby is the former director of The New Life Children’s Refuge. Emails from her organization can be found in Wikileaks’ Hillary Clinton Email Archive discussing the NGO before her arrest. Silsby’s organization also appears in Clinton’s emails, soliciting donations for their “ministry.” The Refuge was founded by Silsby and Charisa Coulter, both attendees of the Central Valley Baptist Church in Meridian, Idaho. Silsby was reported to have a history of bad debts and unpaid wages.

Laura had claimed she planned to build an orphanage in the Dominican Republic, but a State Department diplomatic cable revealed that authorities in the country said she never submitted an application for this purpose. They instead located to Haiti.

On January 29, 2010, Silsby was arrested with nine other American nationals attempting to steal 33 children from the country, most of whom were not even orphans and had families according to some reportsCNN reported on February 9, 2010 that this was not the first time Silsby had attempted to traffic children out of Haiti. Haitian police acting on a tip had intercepted Silsby in an earlier, separate attempt to remove 40 children out of the country. She was turned back at the Haitian border. For a brief period, Haitian authorities were considering adding a new kidnapping charge based on this evidence.

Hillary and Bill Clinton took an extraordinary interest in Silsby’s case from the moment she was arrested and almost immediately stepped in on her behalf. The Harvard Human Rights Journal stated that one of Bill Clinton's first acts as special envoy for the United Nations in Haiti "was to put out the fire of a child abduction scandal involving American citizens." On February 7th, 2010, The Sunday Times reported that Bill Clinton had intervened to strike a deal with the Haitian government, securing the release of all co-conspirators except for Silsby. Prosecutors ultimately sought a six-month sentence in Silsby's case, reducing charges for conspiracy and child abduction to mere "arranging irregular travel." A shockingly light penalty given the circumstances of her arrest, which would likely not have been possible but for the intervention of the Clintons in Silsby's case.

On February 9th, 2010 Hillary Clinton consulted with Counselor Cheryl Mills and other attorneys in an email discussing the U.S. Government's "options" regarding the arrested Americans. The heavily redacted memo attached to that email does not reveal what these "options" consisted of. However, the State Department's American Citizens Services is only authorized to offer lists of local, English speaking attorneys to Americans arrested or detained abroad. To go beyond that authorization is a severe violation of protocol and is illegal. Additional emails reveal that the State Department was involved with making statements on the Silsby scandal and preparing to assist Silsby's co-conspirators with their return to the United States, although this is consistent with State Department protocol in these situations.

II. Silsby's Lawyer and His Wife Were Both Arrested For Involvement in Human Sex Trafficking of Minors and Women

On February 11th, the New York Times reported that Silsby's original lawyer, Jorge Puello, was suspected of leading an international human trafficking ring involving women and minors. According the the Harvard Human Rights Journal Puello was ultimately arrested in an investigation being lead by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) in connection with the ring. He was wanted in the United States, El Salvador and Costa Rica for his involvement with a network trafficking Central Americans and Haitians. 

At the time of his arrest, his wife was already imprisoned in El Salvador and “faced charges of presumed sexual exploitation of minors and women.” Puello was ultimately sentenced to three years in federal prison for "alien smuggling." Another surprisingly light sentence given the original charges he was sought for. It it not known at this time whether or not Laura Silsby was associated with Puello's criminal enterprise.

III. The Daily Beast Engaged in an Illicit Cover Up Operation of the Above Information

On November 3rd, 2016, this author made a post to Reddit containing preliminary research and information on the above story. The post was made to the pro-Trump subreddit r/the_donald due to the forum's reputation as the only outlet on Reddit where news was not being censored during the U.S. Presidential Election. The same day, Wikileaks tweeted a link to the Reddit post labeling it as a "significant, if partisan, find."

On November 4th, 2016 The Daily Beast wrote a non-factual and intentionally misleading article covering the Clinton-Silsby scandal. They accused Wikileaks of publicizing a "Reddit conspiracy theory" which was "riddled with incorrect information." The author, Ben Collins neglected to do basic research on the totality of the links presented in the post as evidence. Mr. Collins attacked the policies of r/the_donald towards freedom of speech and accused the forum of being racist without citing extensive or definitive proof. At no point did The Daily Beast provide proof that the allegations were not true, and did not disprove any of the evidence submitted. A link to an extensive study of the case by the Harvard Human Rights Journal which clearly linked Bill Clinton to the scandal was totally ignored. They similarly failed to acknowledge or address emails published by Wikileaks between Hillary Clinton and her legal counsel which may potentially indicate that she violated State Department policy for the treatment of U.S. citizens arrested or detained abroad.

The Daily Beast is a holding of American media conglomerate InterActiveCorp. Chelsea Clinton, Vice President of the Clinton Foundation and daughter of Hillary and Bill Clinton, sits on InterActiveCorp's Board of Directors. The proximity of the Clinton family to the organization responsible for oversight and direction of The Daily Beast raises questions about the publication's journalistic independence and their commitment to factual and ethical reporting on current events and topics of public interest. Given their slanderous and incorrect reporting on the Clinton-Silsby scandal, it seems clear that they do not hold these values in high regard.

Since her release from detention in Haiti, Laura Silsby has returned to Idaho. In 2015, she married and took the last name Gayler. Silsby is currently employed by software company AlertSense as their Vice President of Marketing. AlertSense works with the Federal Government on FEMA's Integrated Public Alert & Warning System (IPAWS). One of IPAWS functions is to issue Amber Alerts during kidnapping events.

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BabaLooey's picture

Thanks Gonzogal.

@Zero - I see the chest puffing out @ 1:50 - but I also see his shoulders kind of straighten up simultaneously at the same time. 

I replayed it numerous times - from 1:35 to 1:55

Assange sounded like he has a mild upper respiratory infection; 10 seconds back from that he coughed, and sounded like he had a frog in his throat - matter of fact, he cleared it once leading up to the chest going puffy.

It could be a technical glitch. Things do happen. It also could be Assange taking a quick breath/shoulders straightening - who knows.

Julian does seem a bit edgy (who wouldn't be in his shoes), and I did notice he does do some quirky movements. "Fidgety" - kindasorta.

I'm certainly no trained expert at body language - but Gonzo's link has someone that portends to be so, and she came away believing Assange is a truth teller. I watched that entire clip.

Interesting and enlightening.

ZeroPointNow's picture

This issue isn't whether he's telling the truth or not - it's whether or not this video is authentic or digitally manipulated / altered. 

I'd go with technical glitch over anything else on the chest puffing - maybe some kind of sped up moment in the recording. The speed is not right for a person imo.

What do you make of the collar "morphing" (for lack of a better term)?  

Gonzo's link analyzes the body language in the Hannity interview, not the Pilger video in question. 

BabaLooey's picture have better equipment than my sorry set up Zero....

It does look hinky. THEN the question is, (assuming Pilger did digitally conjure this up) - why?

One would think Assange is pretty astute - and he would debunk it immediately if it were fakery. 

Then again - I've worn shirts like that. Some of those collar stays are funky.....

ZeroPointNow's picture

Not really enough to draw a lot of conclusions from. He's either alive and well, or he's not. If he's not, it would mean they have faked all appearances and Sean Hannity is involved - which is hard to fathom unless Assange is in protective custody elsewhere and they have to make it look like he's still at the Embassy. 

Someone on 4chan had also suggested the possibility of Julian slipping out and going dark after that guy was caught trying to break in, though it's all just wild speculation until we know more. 

BabaLooey's picture

Being that most of us are not experts on eye and tie movements Z.P.N. - please enlighten us on this Bladerunner-esqe screen shot.

ZeroPointNow's picture

Go to 1:50, 15:08 and 18:45 in the original RT Pilger video. There are strange morphs and glitches. Especially his chest expanding at 1:50.

Maybe they're just editing / post-proceesing artifacts? Whatever the case I've never seen anything like it. 

Crush the cube's picture

Yes you have, CGI cockups, no computer generated sequence is ever perfect.  Open up your eyes, and pay attention, they've been generating your reality for way to long already.  Learn what a G hod really is, because it's being waged on you.

The ones where some expert blathers on for 20 minutes without ever blinking, or the person steps off the curb but the foot never drops should be no brainers.  They already spilled the beans, fake news, all of it.  NEWS, North, East, West, and South, it's the complete coverage.

Ashowa's picture

Assange has been missing since mid-October when Ecuador's Embassy was raided by an unidentified SWAT team.

The best theory I've come across is that Assange has been renditioned to Smithfield, N. Carolina. & Wikileaks is now being run by the 'Men in Black' as dis-information. But make up your own mind. I've put lots of links & vids up here:
The Saint's picture
The Saint (not verified) WillyGroper Jan 25, 2017 2:21 PM

So how would I go about obtaining one of these "sex slaves" from, say, Costa Rica?  Would I email Bill Clinton and see what the cost would be or do I need to negotiate a delivered price?  Could I get a special price by going through Hillary?  They wouldn't tell my wife, would they? Is the Clinton Sex Slave Service (CSSS) available to conservatives as well as liberals? /S


11b40's picture

You can get one delivered with your pizza, if you order from the right place. Ask for dark anchovies on the side.

Pinto Currency's picture

Another issue.

Who killed Monica Petersen who was investigating Clinton child trafficking in Haiti:

jeff montanye's picture

actually killed her, not ordered her death?

should we ask steve elmendorf?  john "wetworks" podesta?  tony?