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April 21, 2022

Tomasz Malinowski: Human Rights Watch lobbyist/activist planted in Congress or a bona fide member of Congress?

Congressman Tomasz Malinowski (D-NJ) is Human Rights Watch’s “puppet/mole” in the U.S. House of Representatives.

A “mole”, in the spy business is alternatively known as “penetration agent” or “deep cover agent”.

A “mole” is recruited and secretly deployed in the target organization to undertake a specific mission on a long-term basis.

For 12 years, Malinowski was a paid top lobbyist of Human Rights Watch in Washington disguised as “Washington Advocacy Director”.

Today, Malinowski is Human Rights Watch’s secret weapon in the House of Representatives and their legislative “hit man” against countries like Ethiopia which  are in Human Rights Watch’s crosshairs.

I believe Human Rights Watch planted Malinowski in the U.S. House of Representatives in 2018 to do their dirty work against countries like Ethiopia which they hate and toil to destroy.

In doing Human Rights Watch’s dirty work in Congress, Malinowski co-sponsored HR 6600 (“Ethiopia Stabilization, Peace, and Democracy Act”) with the “most corrupt” and “laziest member of Congress” Gregory Meeks (5th District, New York).

The purpose of HR 6600 is to completely annihilate Ethiopia by imposing crippling and paralyzing economic, military, diplomatic and political sanctions the likes of which has never been seen before, and trigger an uprising in Ethiopia to overthrow the democratically elected government and eventually restore the terrorist TPLF to power.

There are two questions that need to be addressed in assessing Malinowski’s rabid legislative crusade against Ethiopia:

1 Does Malinowski as a mole for Human Rights Watch and as a former lobbyist for an organization that actively opposed national registration of child rapists and other sexual offenders have any legitimate moral authority to lecture Ethiopia on human Rights?

2. Does a moral degenerate and a manifest criminal like Malinowski who was investigated for insider stock trading involving companies doing research and development on the Covid virus and found guilty of violating the Stock Act by the Office of Congressional Ethics and recommended for further administrative and criminal investigation have the ethical capacity to draft legislation to sanction the Ethiopian government and people of Ethiopia?

Malinowski Human Rights Watch mole-cum-member of Congress

As “top lobbyist”, Malinowski’s mission and top priority was to keep pressure on Congress on behalf of his Human Rights Watch paymasters.

While Malinowski was a top lobbyist for Human Rights Watch, that organization  lobbied and opposed “The Adam Walsh Child Protection And Safety Act of 2006” written to “protect children from child predators” and establish a National Sex Offender Registry to tracks such criminals.

Incredibly, Human Rights Watch opposed and lobbied against the legislation and issued a report justifying its abominable position in “No Easy Answers”.

That report concluded:

There is no legitimate community safety justification for the provisions in this legislation that require offenders to register for the rest of their lives, regardless of whether they have lived offense free for decades.

While the Adam Walsh eventually became law, Human Rights Watch did its best to make it easier for sexual predators (see at p. 2988) and pedophilic perverts to hide in the shadows and prey on innocent children.

Mindbogglingly, HRW even opposed state laws against child rapists.

But Human Rights Watch is well-known not only for its coddling of sexual predators in America but also for being in bed with bloodthirsty dictators in Ethiopia.

After documenting repression in Ethiopia for decades under the bloodthirsty thugtator Meles Zenawi, Human Rights Watch issued a statement following his death in 2012 which amounted to a eulogy.

That statement completely overlooked the decades of human rights abuses under Zenawi and exhorted the new TPLF leadership to “reassure Ethiopians by building on Meles’s positive legacy while reversing his government’s most pernicious policies.”

Human Rights Watch concluded by arguing, “Meles leaves a mixed legacy on human rights.”

Meles’ legacy was  torture, death and destruction as documented in years of  Human Rights Watch’s own reporting.

But Human Rights Watch  excused Meles’ monumental crimes by sugarcoating it as a “mixed legacy”.

Malinowski the self-described “careless” criminal member of Congress 

Malinowski is a crooked congressman who knowingly and intentionally failed to file mandatory Congressional financial disclosure forms.

Malinowski earned the title “Top Ethics Violator of 2021” for his utter disregard of the disclosure law.

Under the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act of 2012 (“STOCK Act” which was passed to prevent congressional insider trading (using illegally obtained stock information for corrupt gain and curtail stock market speculation) members are required to file “full and complete” financial disclosure reports of themselves and the members’ spouse’s assets, debts, and income, in addition to the filing of  “periodic reports” when transactions are made that exceed $1,000. Every member is required to do so within 30 to 45 days of the transaction. (The Stock Act aims to  by lawmakers.)

Malinowski knowingly and intentionally failed to file the required disclosures in violation of the Stock Act.

The Foundation for Accountability and Trust (FACT) filed two separate complaints with the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE) against Malinowski.

In its March 2021 complaint, FACT  accused Malinowski of failing to disclose up to 90 stock trades valued between $671,000 and $2.76 million in 2020.

In its second July 2021 complaint, FACT presented evidence that Malinowski continued to buy and sell stocks without disclosing the transactions even after it was made public that he had failed to comply with the law.

When Malinowski was caught and dragged before the OCE, his defenses for not filing were as ludicrous as they were  outrageously disingenuous.

As revealed in a “Confidential” 136-page deposition given before the OCE,  Malinowski offered three cunningly deceitful defenses:

1) I was going to report it but forgot because I was too busy and my staff didn’t remind me.

2) My stock trader made me do it, and

3) I don’t remember what happened and I was just careless.

The only defense Malinowski did not present was the time-honored,  “I would have filed but my dog ate the disclosure forms!”

Malinowski testified (see deposition link above at pp. 12-13):

It was a matter of carelessness on my part, which I regret and take full responsibility for. This is not a justification or excuse. You’ll hear that a lot from me today, I think. I have an overwhelmingly busy job, and this was one of the things I knew I needed to do, and it was important to me to—to feel like I was disclosing what I needed to disclose to establish that there is nothing in my financial world that I was trying to hide but I did not put enough pressure on myself to do it every 45 days, and that was simply careless. (Italics added.)

Malinowski was indeed “overwhelmingly busy” because he spent most of 2020 on “a stock buying and selling spree” worth as much as $3.2 million – largely in medical and tech companies “that had a stake in the virus response.”

Of course, crooked Malinowski was trying to wiggle out of a sticky legal situation.

He had other alternatives to comply with the Stock Act.

Malinowski could have easily filed the disclosure form himself or given the information to his staffers to do it in a few minutes since the disclosure filing could be done online.

Malinowski could also have easily filed an electronic request for extension of time to file his disclosure forms.

But Malicous Malinowski operated with a criminal mind. He thought he could get away with it!

Following a thorough investigation, the Office of Congressional Ethics filed a  “Confidential Report” in the Malinowski matter and concluded with the following damning findings (see finding No. 34 at p. 13):

Malinowski knowingly failed to enter reportable PTR transactions into the online reporting system in accordance with STOCK Act deadlines, intentionally conflated PTR transactions he did report, did not disclose short sales in a consistent manner (or according to his stated intent), and failed to properly disclose assets and transactions on his 2019 annual financial disclosure statement. After acknowledging these failures, he knowingly filed additional PTRs with late reportable transactions.

Yet, as Malinowski invested millions in Covid 19 research and development companies, he was preaching hellfire and brimstone to those trying to make a buck from Covid 19  just like himself

He sermonized: “This is not the time for anybody to be profiting off of selling ventilators, vaccines, drugs, treatments, PPE (personal protective equipment), anywhere in the world.

Malinowski’s case is ostensibly under further evaluation for prosecution.

While Malinowski should be criminally prosecuted (for violations of the Stock Act and section 104 of the Ethics in Government Act (5 U.S.C. app. §§ 101-111) and 18 U.S.C. § 1001), which provides criminal and civil penalties for those knowingly or willingly fail to file the required report), he will likely go unpunished protected by the Biden administration.

Ironically, as Malinowski walked free after being found guilty by the OCE, he became the ringleader of a group in Congress gunning to censure or impeach Donald Trump!

What is even more interesting in the fact that Congressman Gregory Meeks, the co-sponsor of HR 6600 was himself accused of ethics violations just like Malinowski as I documented in my May 13, 2021 Commentary.

How true (jail)birds of a feather flock together!

Human Rights Watch, “The Company” handling Malinowski

On April 6, 2022, Human Rights Watch published its report entitled “Crimes against Humanity and Ethnic Cleansing in Ethiopia’s Western Tigray Zone”, with the outrageous tagline, “ We Will Erase You from This Land.”

The dual purposes of that report are 1) to show “ethnic cleansing” (code for “genocide”) was committed by the Ethiopian Government! and 2) legitimize the the TPLF terrorists as freedom fighters.

In that report, Human Rights Watch had the audacity to justify the Mai Cadra Massacres in which poor Amhara laborers were slaughtered as a legitimate response to Amhara ethnic cleansing:

Our organizations found that pre-existing tensions among residents and laborers in Mai Kadra town rose sharply following the outbreak of conflict in early November 2020, as news of abuses against Tigrayans reached the town.

The April 6 Human Rights Watch report also dismissed the  159-page int OHCHR-EHRC report (Ethiopian Human Rights Commission (EHRC)/Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) Joint Investigation) which found no evidence of ethnic cleansing or genocide by the Ethiopian government as a “not comprehensive investigation into the crisis in northern Ethiopia because their  investigators faced security, operational, and administrative challenges to carry out planned visits to parts of Tigray.”

Laetitia “Bad to the Bone” Bader

Malinowski’s “case officer” at Human Rights Watch is Horn of Africa director Laetitia “Bad to the Bone” Bader (BBB).

Bader is a TPLF groupie and author of many fake reports on Ethiopia including the December 20, 2021 report (less than 6 weeks after the TPLF attacked the Ethiopian Northern Command)  “Uncovering Crimes Committed in Ethiopia’s Tigray Region”.

Bader is trying to become the “Human Rights Heroine of Ethiopia” and angling to snag a Pulitzer Prize by writing a book on “genocide” like her friend Samantha Power, the Patron Saint of Beggars and Administrator of USAID.

In  that report, Bader essentially declared Ethiopian federal forces had committed genocide in Tigray region and defended the TPLF terrorists as innocent victims of government abuse.

Bader also authored the March 25, 2022, alleging Ethiopian government  “War crimes in Tigray”.

Bader has issued many bad and unsubstantiated allegations condemning and damning the Ethiopian government and extolling the terrorist TPLF.

The fact that Human Rights Watch is a corrupt terrorist-coddling organization was confirmed by none other than Robert L. Bernstein, the founding member and chairman of Human Rights Watch from 1978 to 1998.

In a scathing letter in the New York Times, Bernstein wrote:

Human Rights Watch has lost critical perspective on a conflict in which Israel has been repeatedly attacked by Hamas and Hezbollah, organizations that go after Israeli citizens and use their own people as human shields… Leaders of Human Rights Watch know that Hamas and Hezbollah chose to wage war from densely populated areas, deliberately transforming neighborhoods into battlefields… They know that this militancy continues to deprive Palestinians of any chance for the peaceful and productive life they deserve. Yet Israel, the repeated victim of aggression, faces the brunt of Human Rights Watch’s criticism.

Bernstein’s description of Human Rights Watch coddling Hamas and Hezbollah is exactly what that organization is doing coddling the terrorist TPLF in Ethiopia.

After the terrorist TPLF launched an attack on Ethiopian federal forces on November 3, 2020, and continued its genocidal campaign in Amhara and Afar regions using child soldiers and human shields, attacking densely populated areas transforming neighborhoods into battlefields, Human Rights Watch has been singing TPLF’s disinformation song of genocide, war crimes and ethnic cleansing.

In 2013, Human Rights Watch executive director Kenneth Roth mockingly double dared Obama tweeting: “If Obama decides to strike Syria, will he settle for symbolism or do something that will help protect civilians?”

Roth wanted Obama to bomb the hell out of Syria because Syria allegedly used chemical weapons!

In 2009, Malinowski declared, “under limited circumstances, there is a legitimate place for extraordinary renditions.”

Extraordinary rendition is the process of catching, interrogating and imprisoning terror suspects without due process of law (without a legal defense and court trial).

Human Right Watch palms itself off as a human rights watchdog.

In fact, it is a lapdog and yap dog for the State Department and the White House.

In a May 12 letter, two Nobel Peace Prize Laureates and over 100 scholars, journalists and human rights activists called on Human Rights Watch to close its revolving door to the U.S. government.

To add insult to injury, Malinowski Human Rights Watch’s top lobbyist ended up becoming  Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor and served between April 2014 and January 20, 2017.

As Assistant Secretary, Malinowski would hear no evil, see no evil and speak no evil about the terrorist TPLF in power in Ethiopia.

When the TPLF committed the Irrecha Massacres in October 2016 and killed hundreds and injured thousands, the very Malinowski who is pursuing a sanctions bill against Ethiopia did not say a single word.

When the TPLF declared successive states of emergency and massacred thousands in Ethiopia in 2016 and 2017, Malinowski did not say a single word.

Today, Malinowski tries to palm off himself as a defender of human rights in Ethiopia.

At least one country had the courage to boot out Malinowski out of its territory.

In 2014, Malinowski as US Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor was kicked out of Bahrain for holding “meetings with a particular party to the detriment of other interlocutors, thus discriminating between one people, contravening diplomatic norms and flouting normal interstate relations.”

Decoded from diplomatese, Malinowski was kicked out of Bahrain for attempting to incite rebellion and interfering in Bahrain’s internal affairs.

DD Day November 8, 2012 -Drive DemocRATs and DemocraTICK party Outta Congress Day

The trilateral Axis of Evil against Ethiopia in Congress, the “Menendez & Meeks (M&) Congressional Mafia”  include the indicted criminal in the U.S. Senate Robert “Teflon Don” Menendez, the most corrupt and laziest representative in the House Gregory Meeks and the indictable malicious Malinowski.

These criminals are trying to sanitize their names and reputations  as champions of human rights in Ethiopia.

They are trying to reinvent themselves as stalwarts of freedom in Ethiopia.

They want to appear on the global stage as the Princes on White and Black Horse saving the Ethiopian damsel in human rights distress.

But they are nothing more than scum white collar criminals who have escaped the long arms of justice because they are friends with the prosecutorial powers that be.

Ethiopian American voters have one and ONLY one thing today between today and November 8, 2022 “DD Day— Drive democRATs and the democraTICK party outta Congress.”

Organize, mobilize, proselytize, energize and work like hell to drive democRATs and the democraTICK party outta Congress!

Malinowski was first elected in 2018, defeating Republican incumbent Leonard Lance by 5 points.

In November 2020, Malinowski won by a mere 4,000 votes!

In November 2022, Ethiopian American voters must do their damnedest to dump Malinowski into the trash bin of history.

Remember, remember 8th November 2022 DD Day — Drive democRATs and the democraTICK party outta Congress.”


Prof. Alemayehu G. Mariam teaches political science at California State University, San Bernardino, Commentator at Almariam Blog, and a regular contributor to Zehabesha.com

1 Comment

  1. Easy Brother Al, easy! Let the Malinowski’s talk and write but Good Ole USA has not retracted its generous hands from the old country. It is still pouring tens of millions in US dollars in the nations coffers destined to those in dire needs. American wheat and rice have been saving lives but Putin’s Ak-47’s and it Xi’s knockoffs are still pouring into the country and used in sniffing out the life of that innocent Amhara farmer and that oblivious Oromo peasant while both tending to their meager farms. But Senator Menendez is not fooling around. He seems to mean business. As a staunch and sworn enemy of the past and present governments of Cuba he must have been seething in anger watching those guys in Arat Kilo cajoling with his enemy in Havana. I can imagine how he must have been hopping mad when he heard there is even a group calling itself Ethiopian/Cuban Solidarity. That must have driven him up the wall. He has been waiting for the right time to settle the score with that ‘black’ country. He got that opportune time now and the legislation meant to stop the bloodshed but for activist Menendez it is his way of getting back to those Castro lovers in Addis/Finfine. Otherwise what does he know about the history of Ethiopia or the noble people of both the Amharas and Tigres? To me he is an activist rather than a politician. Don’t even think about calling him a statesman.

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