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Did anyone connected to US govt make money off of Hal Turner's 'leak'?
Random thought inspired by this story, 'government circles' running around trying to figure out who was the source of a claimed' leak' that caused turmoil in the financial markets
This makes me think of a certain other 'leak' claimed by Hal Turner, who was later revealed to be a government employee. Wonder who made money off of that? Shouldn't be nearly as hard to figure that one out, if the US govt actually wanted to:
From this spring:
Last night, The Turner Radio Network, a white supremacist outlet run by Hal Turner, published what it claimed was a "leak" of the Treasury stress tests. They didn't actually publish a document, just a summary and in short they said the stress tests showed the entire banking system was stunningly insolvent.
Zero Hedge says the leak definitely had a negative impact on the market as news of it started to spread -- it's being discussed heavily on message boards, etc -- so the Treasury was prompted to put out a denial, saying they don't even have the results yet.
Later on, this summer:
White supremacist radio host Hal Turner was an FBI informant, his lawyer revealed in court today. The announcement is a confirmation of what hackers claimed nearly a year ago after allegedly gaining access to his e-mails.
Turner was arrested on June 24 for allegedly calling for the murder of three judges who supported the Chicago gun ban. The confession by his attorney came at a bond hearing Tuesday.
"Attorney Michael Orozco [...] said his client gave authorities information about a plot to assassinate President Barack Obama," reported the Associated Press.
However, prosecutors said they had no information about the alleged plot, but did confirm Turner had a relationship with the bureau. Attorney William Hogan told the wire service that relationship had ended "some time ago."
His recent arrest came after a complaint about an overt call for the murder of three judges.
"Let me be the first to say this plainly: these Judges deserve to be killed," he wrote on his Web site, according to MSNBC. "He included their pictures, phone numbers, work address and room numbers along with a photo of the courthouse in which they work and a map of its location, the FBI says."
"We take threats to federal judges very seriously. Period,"' said Patrick Fitzgerald, the U.S. attorney in Chicago," the network reported.
But perhaps the most interesting bit of Turner's recent history are his dealings with the users of the popular Internet forum 4chan, among others.
In July 2008, hackers -- who may or may not be connected to 4chan -- confronted Turner on his Web site's forums and claimed they had gained access to his e-mail, uncovering a message allegedly to his FBI handler in which he takes credit for "flush[ing] out another crazy."