US citizens are threatened by a US-funded Ukrainian government agency

CONGRESS MUST INVESTIGATE

American citizens are threatened by
U.S.-funded Ukrainian government agency

Aug. 20 – Sixteen prominent Americans whose names appeared on the infamous blacklist published by the U.S.-funded Ukrainian Counter Disinformation Center under President Zelensky’s National Security and Defense Council, appealed to six committees of the US Senate and the US House of Representatives. investigate the use of taxpayer dollars to fund these overt threats to the right to free speech and personal safety of American citizens. The people on the list are accused of being Russian propaganda operatives, “information terrorists” and “war criminals” by the Center and its acting director Andriy Shapovalov. The six congressional committees, three each in the House and Senate, are Foreign Relations/Foreign Affairs, Justice, and Select Committees on Intelligence. The letter, which was hand-delivered to committee leaders, follows below.

We, the undersigned American citizens, who were all on the “blacklist” published on July 14 by the Ukrainian government office, the Counter Disinformation Center (CCD) of the Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council, have been accused of promoting “Russian propaganda”. and declared “information terrorists” and “war criminals” by this foreign entity. CCD is funded by the U.S. government, including through HR 7691, “The Additional Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2022,” which provides funding to the Ukrainian government and its Center for Combating Disinformation. We strongly protest these threats to our constitutional right to free speech, academic freedom and the threat of physical harm from a nation at war with the nation we are falsely accused of representing, in our speeches and our writings.

We call on your committee to exercise your oversight over the use of taxpayer funds by investigating the funding of this foreign government agency and its role in directly threatening the rights and security of Americans. We note that the US citizens targeted on the blacklist include a sitting member of the US Senate; a former member of the United States House of Representatives; a former member of the Virginia House and Senate; two candidates in the November ballot, one for the US Senate and one for the US House of Representatives; four former top US intelligence professionals; an internationally syndicated columnist in the Catholic Church; prominent scholars and journalists and more. See the list, attached. We are ready to offer all our assistance in the investigation carried out by your committee.

Sincerely,

Collar. Richard H. Black (ret.): Former Marine, former head of the U.S. Army’s Criminal Law Division at the Pentagon, former member of the Virginia House and Senate

Graham Fuller: former vice president of the National Intelligence Council, CIA operations officer for 25 years, author of numerous books

Ray McGovern: former Army infantry/intelligence officer, CIA analyst/presidential briefer

Scott Ritter: former maritime intelligence officer, former chief UN weapons inspector in Iraq

Dr. Clifford Kiracofe: Former Senior Staff Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations and President of the Washington Institute for Peace and Development

James Jatras: former diplomat, former adviser to the Republican leadership of the United States Senate

Harley Schlanger: Former spokesperson for Lyndon H. LaRouche, spokesperson for the Schiller Institute and the LaRouche Organization

Diane Sare: LaRouche’s independent candidate for U.S. Senator from New York

Geoff Young: Democratic Party candidate for U.S. Congress from Kentucky, CD 6

Jason Ross: Secretary-Treasurer, The LaRouche Organization and Scientific Advisor to Lyndon H. LaRouche

J. Michael Springmann: former U.S. diplomat in the State Department’s Foreign Service, with postings in Germany, India, and Saudi Arabia

Bradley Blankenship: Journalist and columnist

Dr. George Koo: retired business consultant specializing in US-China trade and President of the Burlingame Foundation

Tony Magliano: International Catholic columnist on social justice and peace

Mike Callicrates: Kansas; Owner, Ranch Foods Direct

Caleb Maupin: Journalist, Founder & Director of the Center for Political Innovation

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