U.S. Government Criminal Enterprise – Catherine Austin Fitts

By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com (Early Sunday Release)

Financial expert and investment advisor Catherine Austin Fitts says the U.S. Government runs on massive criminal activity. Fitts explains, “The U.S. economy is deeply dependent on criminal cash flows.  We’re the global leader in money laundering.  If we stopped doing that, the economy would be in for a major, major change. . . . The preference for most Americans is to keep that system going as long as it works for them.  So, it you are a public official, you are between a rock and a hard place.  If you press the red button and stop the illegal cash flows, then all hell breaks loose. . . . The U.S. Government has been run as a criminal enterprise, and I have documented and proved that on multiple occasions.  The swamp that exists in Washington is from sea to shining sea.  It’s not just in Washington.  It’s in every county and every state house in the country.  If we are going to change and clean ourselves of enormous financial dependencies on criminal activities, we are talking about a very big change, and it’s not just in Washington.”

So, in the big picture, where are we now? Why are so many top people in politics and Hollywood being taken down?  Fitts says, “These people are expensive.  This is a fundamental re-engineering. . . . We are watching purges, but these purges are knocking out the expensive people, people we no longer need from the financial coup d’état period, and you are bringing in a new wave of people or you are just downsizing.  So, we see sex purges in Hollywood and in various forms of media and entertainment. . . . You have various purges going on because the reality is the world needs to move on.  This money needs to be reinvested, and you can’t afford a bunch of egotistical maniacs who were good at stealing money.  You can’t use them to build the future, and you can’t afford them. . . . There is a huge amount of money that is floating around in fixed income and derivative markets, and now you’ve got to bring it down into the hard economy and hard assets.  How do you do that?  You need to switch the caliber of the people for management and reinvestment of the money.  You have to do it in a way that doesn’t kick off hyperinflation.”

So, what are the rich doing with their money?   Fitts says, “Gold is what it has always been and that is a real store of value.  I am a gold girl.  If you look at the smart money and central banks around the world . . . the smart money is buying gold, and the smart money is buying land.  If you read the land report, that’s the top holders of land in the United States.  Their holdings have doubled since 2008.  I see tremendous amounts of money moving into hard assets.”

Catherine Austin Fitts, who was also an Assistant Housing Secretary in the first Bush Administration, talks about the Mueller/Trump investigation that she says is twisting in the wind and also the gun control and why Americans need firearms now more than ever. Fitts also says a large market correction will probably happen in 2018.

Join Greg Hunter as he goes One-on-One with Catherine Austin Fitts, Publisher of the Solari Report found on Solari.com.

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  1. William Stanley

    Mr. Hunter: Thanks. That was fun!

    • Steve

      Greg – Arguing with an independent commentator was tiring. Talking over such a respected personality was rude. You can take direct ownership of your share investments in that company and achieve dividend returns i.e. that is an investment!!

      • Greg Hunter

        You are entitled to your opinion, but my point was (and still is) there are zero honest markets. This is a fact and it is not debatable. That means, there are no real investments because there are no real markets with real price discovery. You are trading, gambling and playing the intervention and manipulation by central bankers. That said, you are welcome to call it what you want. I, am likewise, able to call it what it really is on my totally free website”!!!”

  2. Anthony Australia

    Most of my family and friends are watching ‘crap’’ TV of a Sunday night, which I find acutely demented. I’m having my Sunday bath and tuning into USAWD, they may laugh at me but I find the honesty and transparency of this show relaxing.

    I feel refreshed and able to tackle the working week! Thanks Greg

    Oh, 60 Minutes Australia are broadcasting a ‘special’ on North Korea, the drums are beating WAR.

  3. Robert

    Wow, what an excellent interview. Especially about what’s behind this bitcoin craze. Makes sense. Love CAF…wish she was my neighbor or if I were younger, my favorite aunt.

  4. This sceptred isle

    Great interview! Jim willie made the astute point that the American government and economies reliance on illegal cash flows is an insurmountable barrier towards a cashless society. Tough questions well handled by Austin Fitts. Still would like her to answer how the debt crisis will resolve itself. Stock prices and debt levels are highly correlated so if we are in the middle of a long-term bull market for stocks she must be predicting debt levels to go much higher.

    • Chip

      Have you heard ANYONE in government talking about making the government smaller? Yes debt levels will be going much higher, you can bank on that… Chip

    • Diane

      Subscribe to Solari. If you are a subscriber you can ask her or probably find her answer in the hundreds of available articles on Solari

  5. AndrewB

    Hi Greg, Great interview with Catherine. Good to hear some robust debate toward the end – so rare to hear a difference of opinion debated with such vigour without one or other party being ‘triggered’ and resorting to personal insult and ultimately physical assault! Catherine is one smart and BRAVE lady. If only she and her ilk could get airtime on the MSM (no chance) the world could start to heal itself.

    • Diane

      So true Andrew.

  6. Neil

    It is clear to me now that the situation in the US is irredeemable and a reckoning will be severe. It is also clear to me from my investigations that even the prepared could not survive if there was a 80% population reduction resulting from a deep global crisis. This next year rather than trying to raise Americans awareness of the true situation and the causes in the hopes of changing the outcome for people everywhere I will be working towards isolating the US internationally by collaborating with the like minded in other countries. I will protest at the US embassy and boycott American goods. Aside from all of the other reprehensible buggery committed around the world in the name of the US over the years which people might take exception to this intractable financial criminality and its extent has become a threat to all humanity. This cannot be excused, ignored or accommodated. I would much rather side with the Russians and Chinese despite our differences than allow bad things happen locally because Americans won’t deal with their issues. The US must address its serious economic problems constructively or find itself in a fiscal arrest or quarantine. What ever it once had going for it, the US is now a rather vile and unsavoury fellow to have around. No one is going to give way to bad behaviour. There is no other way of putting it.

    • tin foil hat

      If you voted for Trump, you’d done your duty to make America honorable again. I believe Trump is trying to side/work with the Russians and Chinese despite our differences than allowing bad things happen locally because American, Deep State establishments, won’t deal with their issues.
      I wish H. Bush will go straight to hell.

    • Julia

      As an American I agree with your assessment and this has led me to the conclusion that we may not be able to clean this up ourselves and may need outside assistance. As an aside my Doctor recommended I move out of the US to a more laid back country. My search of possible locations led me to the conclusion there is not a country to large or small the US govt won’t bomb, conduct a drone strike, assassinate its elected leaders or interfere in it’s internal affairs. The country could be the size of a pin head, and it’s citizens elect to use sea shells as currency and the US govt would attack it.

      • tin foil hat

        “….. has led me to the conclusion that we may not be able to clean this up ourselves and may need outside assistance.”
        Hell no!!!!! Gorbachev made the mistake of trusting us to make Russia a better country. No way we should make that same mistake, exposing our belly to outsiders to clean up our mess will likely be disastrous. Russia is lucky to have Putin to break free and turn things around, we may not be that lucky.
        We would need their cooperation but not their assistance.

      • Paul ...

        You know Julia … A recent survey conducted by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) revealed a majority of Americans are apparently so corrupted morally that they are agreeable “to preemptively nuking other nations” … knowing full well that millions of civilians would die … living in a nation controlled by crooks and moral degenerates who prey on little children has changed the character of our Nation’s people to being “predatory” and evil rather then loving and good … the swamp is not just in Washington … but in the very evil hearts and minds of “a majority of Americans” as shown by the MIT survey!!

    • Paul from Indiana

      Neil, nice of you to come on an American forum and tell us how bad we all are. Be careful for what you wish. I’m sure you’ll love the Chinese and the Russians when or if the American presence you find so distasteful is no longer there. And take your rubbish about Americans not willing to deal with their problems elsewhere. This forum is filled with courageous individuals sticking their necks out trying to do the right thing. Best always. PM

      • Neil

        Nothing personal Paul but your country is not actively dealing with the issues. I am sure beyond this modest forum there are other concerned people doing their best but they too likely operate in conditions of duress/repression. This is not an openly active force as say anti Vietnam marches happening. Many people remain oblivious to the truths and realities because of the cover-up and propaganda and this is very dangerous for their wellbeing.
        In respect of world opinion you cannot ignore the bad karma that has been generated around the world because of the rogue leadership of the Deep State exploiting your decent and patriotic ‘working class’. If it is not confessed to and handled maturely this coming clean that needs to happen could play out very badly as international relations sour and fracture on old resentments.
        Despite what has been indicated so far by the new administration when we need to see fiscal responsibility the US military budget goes up $600m. People dream on they are going back to the Moon and then on to Mars. When the country needs to address basic infrastructure the answer apparently is Hyper-loops. Tax and health reform only amount to more impoverishment. When will the people in charge get real? The answer is – they won’t. They are enmeshed in self interest and pretending everything is all apple pie and will act surprised when it snaps in the worst way possible. I am really not sure this can be tackled without outsiders embarrassing and disciplining the US government on your behalf. We all know this is no children’s game we are involved in. Those that think on know that very likely a crisis of the scale we are expecting means people starving in the street and likely by the millions. Such is the state of the US economy I doubt anything more than a partial devaluation could be absorbed now, certainly no where near a full reckoning. At any stage the effects of this failure can be lessened but as it is it runs on unchecked toward epic disaster. This has to be dealt with honestly and constructively. Show me a politician however who is standing up and saying out loud anything of substance of the likes that crosses this forum. I will bet if there is one they are viscously shamed for being un-American or a loser because we are going to make America Great again in impossible circumstances and after all America is an exceptional country. Reality simply doesn’t apply here. Let us understand however that by not admitting to the serious nature of this insolvency and doing something prudent America is also driving everyone else into the same corner. We certainly are talking about a collapse of civilisation and dark age if not an extinction event IMO.
        I am very sorry you find my stance offensive Paul but I have to do my best to bring this matter of the bankruptcy of America into focus. I will protest about this at the US embassy not just because I object to the Deep State perpetrating its evil everywhere but I seek to reduce the harm to your countrymen as much as possible as well. Outsiders cannot sit by and let this go on it is also in their interests not to.

    • marcus

      you nailed it.

    • Greg Hunter

      No person or country is irredeemable in God’s eyes. There is always hope.

  7. Andrew

    Excellent end to the interview, Greg. There is no free market and you were spot on to press this point. I’m surprised at Ms Fitts opinion and it undermines her credibility.

    • Robert


      Catherine is in the Investment Advisory Business. She knows if she followed her instincts she would have been in cash years ago and then she would have lost all of her clients as the markets rose. Investment advisors that try to time the market seldom are right especially in todays markets . I agree with Greg that there are no markets any more and they are all manipulated . Catherine stressed that her clients are hedged so she is doing the job she was hired for.

  8. Justin T. Justice

    Clinton Foundation took massive payoffs, promised Hammond Ranch and other publicly owned lands to Russians along with one-fifth of our uranium ore
    She and Obama thought they had it in the bag. All the crap to be covered up. Guessed what????????
    She was a sure thing, what could possibly go wrong?!!!
    The Donald!

    Yes we have much to be thankful for. . ..Think Brexit!