Overstock CEO resigns after disclosing romance with Russian agent

Overstock CEO resigns after disclosing romance with Russian agent
Overstock CEO resigns after disclosing romance with Russian agent
So here now I, as we said in a story exclusive tonight, is Patrick Byrne, the now former CEO of overstock.com Patrick, thank you very much for being with us tonight to talk about your story. It’S about wrapped up in that we just heard from her you’re soft quickly about the company the world and, for example, if you’re into blockchain there’s like a killer, app called security tokens got a company called tzero. That is leading that we have all these great blockchain companies. I have to get away from the retail company based on what I think is going on. Okay, President Trump tell me how how did all of this start when I give you the bottom line up front, so I’m happy I’m alive nothing to do with the feds twice in my life, I have had the honor of helping them a friend of mine. I Williams was murdered 17 years ago. I helped them bring the murderer to Justice and I help them fight Wall Street. About 12 years ago I was kind of a one-man Occupy Wall Street in 05 or 6 defense showed up and it was my honor to hell. Take down a couple hundred people on Wall Street, so that’s that the bottom line and this I’ve learned is a quickest way to explain it in 2015-2016. They got back in touch with me that the third time and it was I – was giving some fishy orders and I carried them out thinking I and 2015-2016 thinking I was conducting law enforcement. Let me emphasize don’t say the FBI involved all the time. Men In Black is, I called him, showed up and asked for this third favor and I well anyway, I’m not going to go into the details right now, but I didn’t know who sent the orders, but they seem fishy last summer watching television and here’s the punchline. My people last summer, watching television and some Congressional hearings, I figured out where those orders came from him regarding Peter strzok and freestyle Carlin, McCabe Comey. That was who sent the a couple of times they reached out to you. What did I ask you to do? I? Don’T want to go into the nitty-gritty right now, the nitty-gritty, I can tell you the main event and I feel terrible. I’Ve been watching for three years and our country’s coming apart and people are killing each other and I finally went to see Buffett and Buffett. My Buffett naive Buffett’s kind of my Rabbi I called and, and he said, Patrick, you have to come forward and I said you know it’s going to make some feds curious handmade. Their heads are going to explode and he says you look feds do their job you’re, a citizen. You got your job you’re coming to the public. Here’S what it is. This was all political Espionage conducted against Hillary Clinton, Rubio, Cruz and Trump. This is not a theory of mine, some political Theory. I was in the room when it happened in a way. Anyway, I would part of it. I didn’t know. I knew I had some of the pieces. I thought the pieces of something much bigger last summer as stuffed bubbled into the news. Thanks to good journalists such as yourself, I started realizing. I had these very important missing pieces. I actually started coming the help then, but I had to wait until there was a return to rule of law in our country, and I’ve lived in place where the right and that’s to wait until Bill Barr got I got installed and then I’m Jen. I don’t know the guy. Only then did I trust things enough, and I want to the Department of Justice we did some asking around and you know we have basically has the indications that you know that. There’S every reason to believe that what you that your story is indeed credible, I’m not in the convincing business I’m in the business job open the door like in the world. Well, some of it involves this young lady Maria butina, who came here Hillary Clinton, for what looked like look like law enforcement was actually setting her up to be blackmail, blackmail can’t go into it, and so I’ve already I’m sure, there’s a bunch of people in Washington Are going to rip me apart and I’ve actually been warned? I was warned last October from a friendly person, Patrick if you come forward this entire town Destroyer talk to you or did you reach out to her and anyhow involved with her for three years or what was the nature of your relationship at a conference and younger Stands up and after that conference, which of the 2015 conference in Las Vegas. I like that, and I did – and I was at that conference and after I spoke to came and got the meantime. I got guns the first time I brushed you off, I’m not into God’s I’m, not everybody should have one, but I am not into anything like Republican, but I’m really here if we sent from Russia to make contact with you, there’s some people in Russia don’t want To talk to you, they know about you and your relationship with Milton Friedman. Believe it or not. There are people like this in Russia. Are, there are liberals, call Deep capture, which is why I used to write to the world, but I’ll go into all the stuff. We had we had an intellectual relationship. I was giving a green light to meet her again. Do involving law enforcement taking on Wall Street, I have a used to have a very low level security clearance and when you get that it’s on a piece of paper that says, want to take you to Moscow and want you to speak on bitcoin and speak on Liberalism at the central bank and then we want other. You have to report that I reported that and so that my clearance Authority, and which you kind of I talked about once every three years and something like that happened and find out what the Men in Black or back in my life, and I was trying to Encourage her to have a relationship and that she wanted to be back channel for peace and I could have opened some doors, but I didn’t want to until I had and don’t have the green light. And after a couple months – and I was given the green light – I was – I was 2/3, judging it as an opportunity for something good, something to move the ball of Peace down the field, a bit 1/3, that it was a risk living with some some Republican, big Way. So give me a call he’s something: peaceful could happen, but I have sort of a third, maybe 2/3. I was positive 1/3. This is quite a risk, and especially over those from July of 2015 to March of 2016 as she’s walking around more and more and big-shot Republican circles, including including people at Junior. I was telling her that the Men in Black about all those meetings before she had them, they knew about her the day she landed. They knew about every one of these meetings has named a meeting with Don Jr, I’m not a never Trumper. I have the same one: he won fair and square, and that’s approaching her instructions were to improve to. She had to build a contact with anyone in the Hillary campaign, Rubio Cruz or Trump, and they knew that because she told me – and I let them know. In December 2015, I had a suspicion forming in my mind. It was really quite strange that she had initially checked off Clinton’s Circle. I don’t know who and doing anything about this 140. If it came like this. Even to the point I was telling them things like look she’s telling me that a matter of weeks, she’s going to be some Conference of of conservatives, Donald Trump is going to be taken down and out the back door of his hotel and be taking the meter And this and that – and what do you want me to do? Can I take her off for a trip band hundred percent and here’s the other Main Event? It’S it’s horrible to even say the initials FBI involved in this. It wasn’t the FBI. The FBI Got Hijacked from the top I’m talking about. I said: there’s three officials, the Feds all have this. Besides I’ll have this. As of April, there were three names used at the three senior officials. They were behind all this and the FBI. They came back and this time they specifically said we need you to conduct a romantic, will rekindle your romantic relationship and the orders are coming from X, Y and Z and they help horrible. I want to be clear: these are men and women of Honor. I don’t think those are illegal orders and I have they made very clear to me. You do not have to take these. You did not have to help. I think they didn’t want me to, but I felt terrible four separate from me. Actual human beings, whose names you know who were in the Obama Administration, guys like strzok and stuff, are the errand boys there, the clerks who who sent the message? How far is it from bar – and I think I think I’m there already I’m sure if your sideway overstepped the line, I’m asking questions cuz. That’S that’s what that’s my job and you can you no answer them to whatever sent you Maria butina. Something to something make you uncomfortable to say: ask you to do and is that it was what was making me uncomfortable with two things that I was originally said. Hey Think Tank establishment, and would that be okay, one third and the Greek to me she’s a real intellectual. I had his concern about the summer and she was here doing well as those first six months war on that that risk profile shifted and she stopped about. John Stuart Mill and John Rawls in Milton Friedman as he started talking about all these Republican big waves she’s smacking around with I could have told you I’m looking for a prop. I could have told you in December of 2015 team what they’re doing is now that they know she’s here just swimming around in public and it’s starting to seem that what they’re doing is letting this kanno Scandal develop on the Republicans and pick it up and Shake It and spray it on the Republicans find Z are those are all up to the doj involved, I’m home, but I literally had I could have told you December 2015, which I will note is 7 months before the official start of the investigation that I already picked Up this is starting to seem like they’re, just deliberately letting the grenade develop on the Republicans. Are they going to pull the pin on it? The back office? Is that what you were referring to a while ago, or was that something different? She asked me over to Russia to give a speech. Her goal was to get me to Moscow how to give a talk, Central Bank on bitcoin and liberalism and then to take me to a resort in the altai mountains that was going to be shut down for three days, so that 40 to 45 people would get Together from the oligarchs in the are liberals and we’re going to spend three days time, I liberalism and also pecan St Petersburg on blockchain, and I think that we can change the world and eliminate poverty and separate block ain’t come speak. Putin is going to be there. It’S been a ranger going to have 60 Minutes Alone with poutine, and this would be great at that point I was told and they can get her out of your life, and I worked on something else involved in Corruption of a federal official play. It ended in an odd way that sounded fishy. It ended in an odd way that was very fishing again. The details are all in the Department of Justice in there, but it was involved in a Corruption of a federal official and it ended in a way that smells like skunk, at which point when they came back around July 1st of 2016, which is to say a Few weeks before the Republican convention, but about about the time that Trump became the nominee for something or not mistake, Russia, Russia, Russia, we need to do it. I don’t want to be clear. They said this, they never ever ask this. Is somebody never a citizen to conductor romantic relationship in order to get information? This is such a National Security emergency. We need to ask you to do this if you’re willing and the orders come from X, Y and Z, we want to be clear, Patrick you are absolutely in your eye. Refuses have no obligation to we never and all our careers. We never heard of an American citizen being asked to sleep with someone in order to get information such as I want to be clear about something, and so then I conducted for the following 7 months intensive purposes conducted another romance that entire time I was lying to The federal government I put on a show I was flying her wanting Diner that second time I spend time with her. I created the impression deliberately that I was find me the request, something romantic. What I was actually doing – and she is confirmed its I understand from prison cell – just know she could have every right to hate. They understand. She’S confirmed the journalist. I was a total gentleman. Anyone observing Intervale would have thought that we were deeply in love. I never laid a finger on her because I knew it would disgrace our country and would disgrace Maria and that entire pure, that I was being instructed to romance her. I prayed in the impression – and I put it all a lie, and I did that and the same I’m I set up at Swansea for some felony charges. 1 is tell me some people showed up and said if I could not to follow it if it wanted to keep my own mind clear for one investigator showed up, and we should talk about that too, but when the investigator showed up so my mom would be Clear so I really tried not to follow it as hard as I could buy last. They are June, I mean became impossible and I felt very awful because I knew I had these very important pieces. I actually went to see a lawyer and the lawyer who the big Republican lawyer I went as he was all excited. Tell me about five minutes of my story and he said Patrick you’re going to go home and keep your mouth shut for the rest of your life. If you come forward, but the next month, it was very little details that were said that made you realize holy cow who sent these instruction at his little details within the things that were said, and they have since confirmed to me more recently. Yes, you’re correct in what you figured last question: what do you say to folks who watch this and they say you know, he’s spinning yarn all wash and is going to try to grind me into dust I had to eject from the company I had to eject. I can’t bring out on the company if you want to help me and you you go, buy your daughter, a pillow it over dot-com being hairy, washing going to come down on me and try to destroy me. So I had to get out of the way. That’S what happened then. I can tell you Peter strzok: you want to see a former director crap his pants part of me, ghost television camera on Peter strzok. Let’S just take James Comey and say the name, Patrick Byrne, former director of the FBI. Thank you for coming here tonight and telling your story and we’ll obviously follow it as it moves forward and down.
Former Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne speaks out after his resignation. Byrne says he was a part of political espionage during the 2016 election cycle. #FoxNews

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