Warren Buffet Shuts Down Questions On Ties To Bill Gates And Jeffrey Epstein
Peter Flaherty of National Legal and Policy Center is silenced and arrested after pointing out Bill Gate's links to funding destruction of U.S. cities.
During the Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting on May 6 in Omaha NE, Peter Flaherty had his microphone cut, was arrested, and forcibly removed from the city’s convention center and arena.
Flaherty chairs the National Legal and Policy Center (NLPC), which sponsored Proposal #8 to the assembled stockholders that would “require hereafter that two separate people hold the office of the Chairman and the office of the CEO.” Berkshire Hathaway is chaired by Warren Buffet and is valued at over $948 billion.
Flaherty tried to assert that Berkshire “would be less identified with Mr. Buffett’s personal political activities,” and cited Berkshire Chairman/CEO Warren Buffett’s support for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, among other factors. Resolution proponents were allowed three minutes each to speak in support of their proposals. Three other proponents spoke before Flaherty without interruption, including Illinois Treasurer Michael Frerichs. Flaherty was scheduled to speak and address the chair.
However, Flaherty was approached and interrupted as he spoke at the microphone, as revealed in a video recorded at the event. Cathy Woollums of Berkshire Hathaway told Flaherty that he should remain “on topic.” Flaherty responded, “You are not going to censor what I say, ma’am. I’m very sorry. And I appeal to the Chair (occupied by Buffett) that I be allowed to continue. Sir?”
Buffett stated, “You may continue but under the three-minute limitation.” Flaherty replied, “Of course,” and resumed speaking at the 1:28 mark in the video until the 2:04 mark when his mike went dead. Buffet started to talk over Flaherty and then appeared to give directions to other persons in the arena when Flaherty’s remarks concerned Microsoft founder Bill Gates’s relationship with Jeffrey Epstein: the now deceased and infamous pedophile and financier.
Security personnel then approached Flaherty and stood in front of him, telling him to leave or face arrest. Flaherty replied that he would leave when he finished his statement, not realizing that his microphone feed had been severed even though he was still under the three-minute limitation, and had already received a favorable ruling from the chair.
Security personnel called on a nearby uniformed Omaha policeman who then seized Flaherty by the arm and led him from the arena. Flaherty was transported by Omaha police to the Douglas County Corrections Center where he was searched, handcuffed, and charged with criminal trespass.
A press release from NLPC provided a transcript of what transpired before the microphone went dead:
“I am Peter Flaherty, Chairman of the National Legal and Policy Center. If we had an independent chair, the Company would be less identified with Mr. Buffett’s political activities. He’s donated tens of billions to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. As Bill Gates explained when the couple was still together, ‘although the foundation bears our names, basically half our resources have come from Warren Buffett.’
"If ‘woke’ culture is a disease, then philanthropy is the virus. The Gates Foundation bankrolls the teaching of Critical Race Theory around the country, including that math is inherently racist. The Gates Foundation offers a Gender Identity Toolbox which asserts that gender is the result of ‘socially and culturally constructed ideas.’ This is a lie. Gender is not a cultural construct. It is a genetic and biological fact.
1:08 WOOLLUMS INTERRUPTION
“You are not going to censor what I say, ma’am. I’m very sorry. And I appeal to the Chair that I be allowed to continue. Sir?
1:20 BUFFETT: “YOU MAY CONTINUE BUT UNDER THE THREE-MINUTE LIMITATION.”
“Of Course. We know how much Bill Gates cares about children. He met and traveled with Jeffrey Epstein many times after Epstein was convicted of sex crimes. The Gates Foundation had a huge influence over the COVID response fiasco. Bill Gates defended China’s COVID policies and still discounts the possibility that the virus originated from a lab, even though U.S. intelligence agencies disagree.The Gates Foundation may be the largest single donor to the ‘dark money’ machine known as Arabella Associates.
1:54 BUFFETT TALKS OVER FLAHERTY (UNINTELLIGIBLE)
“It funds causes like defunding the police that are making American cities unlivable. Money goes, too, to groups conducting…”
2:04 MICROPHONE GOES DEAD
NLPC filed a similar proposal for an independent chair in 2022 at the Berkshire meeting when Flaherty spoke in support of the resolution without incident. The proposal received support from diverse shareholders including the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS).
NLPC sponsors the Corporate Integrity Project and has engaged in shareholder activism since 2004. In 2023, NLPC is the proponent of proposals at 26 companies on a variety of topics.
NLPC-filed proposals for an independent chair were also considered, or will be considered, this year at shareholders meetings of Bank of America, Coca-Cola, Goldman Sachs, Home Depot, Mondelez, PepsiCo, Salesforce, and Visa.
Since 2004, Flaherty has spoken at the annual meetings of dozens of companies including Alphabet (the parent company of Google), Amazon, Bank of America, Boeing, Citigroup, Coca-Cola, Colgate-Palmolive, Goldman Sachs, Merck, Facebook (now Meta), PepsiCo, Procter & Gamble, and Walmart. According to NLPC, he has met with many corporate executives over the years, including then-PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi and then-GE CEO Jeff Immelt.