The Biden regime’s Space Force commander, General Chance Saltzman, was convicted of treason and sentenced to death Wednesday morning at Camp Blaz, Guam, for illicitly stealing the branch’s 2023 budget—approximately $27 billion—and surrendering it to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy at the bequest of Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, Deep State Gen. Mark Milley, and John Kirby, sources in Vice Adm. Darse E. Crandall’s office told Real Raw News.
As reported last month, U.S. Special Forces on April 16 arrested Saltzman near Peterson Space Force Base in Colorado Springs. He was taken to Guantanamo Bay and, later, put aboard one of the two Arleigh Burke-class destroyers that ferried a bevy of Deep State criminals to Guam.
Saltzman refused to answer questions ahead of a military tribunal, saying he would be exonerated in courts of law and would defend himself against “malicious prosecution.” He had even said he would testify to his innocence and provide a plausible rebuttal to JAG’s “specious, defamatory allegations.”
Upon taking the stand Wednesday morning, however, Saltzman, who had been stripped of his uniform and appeared in an orange jumpsuit, had a perfunctory response to Adm. Crandall’s first relevant question: “That’s classified,” Saltzman said.
“So, detainee Saltzman, you can’t tell this commission if you ever met or spoke to Volodymyr Zelenskyy or any official in Ukraine’s Ministry of Defense?” Adm. Crandall said.
“That’s correct,” Saltzman said matter-of-factly. “I want to go on record. This is an illegal court performing illegal trials for an illegal sect of the armed forces. As I understand the charges against me, I stand accused of stealing billions of Defense Department dollars and, I guess, channeling it to Ukraine. You’re a career officer, Admiral Crandall, so you know damned well I can’t even buy a toilet seat without filling out a half dozen requisition forms in triplicate with a cosignatory.”
“We’ll get to that soon, detainee Saltzman. You said you wanted to defend yourself, and we’re giving you the chance, but if you don’t follow protocol, you can return to the defense table and we’ll simply present evidence without your input,” the admiral said.
“Carry on,” Saltzman quipped, mocking JAG and the Office of Military Commissions.
“In July 2022, the criminal Joseph Biden named you to replace existing Space Force commander Gen. John Raymond, correct?”
“President and Commander-in-Chief Joseph Biden did, if that’s what you mean,” Saltzman replied.
“Did you know why—why an exemplary officer with a stelar record would be replaced?” Adm. Crandall asked.
“Why would I care? It was an executive decision, made by President Biden. So, no, I have no idea,” defendant Saltzman said.
“And at the time, you were deputy chief of Space Force operations,” Adm. Crandall said.
“That’s a matter of public record,” detainee Saltzman said. “I served my country and the armed forces with loyalty.”
The admiral produced a document Saltzman had authored and sent to Biden and Lloyd Austin on 14 June 2022. He handed the panel copies and read aloud, “General Raymond is still loyal to Donald Trump. He’s directly told me so several times…that he considers President Biden a fake president. I would not undermine the chain-of-command, a tenet needed for a successful military, unless it was a matter of national security…I believe Gen. Raymond is a traitor supporting an insurrectionist…Were I named his successor, I would, as my duty dictates, obey orders without question and work diligently to purge Space Force of officers that still consider Trump the president.”
Adm. Crandall stepped closer to Saltzman. “We’ve established through handwriting analysis your signature is on this letter. Is it still your testimony you don’t know why you were picked to replace Gen. Raymond?”
Saltzman admitted he’d written the letter, but he said he had no advance knowledge that Biden would choose him as Gen. Raymond’s replacement.
“I’m sure perjury is inconsequential to someone accused of treason,” Vice Adm. Crandall began. “So, three days after you sent the letter, did you receive congratulatory calls from John Kirby and Lloyd Austin telling you that you were about to replace Gen. Raymond and get a new star on your shoulder?”
“I don’t recall,” Saltzman said.
“If we have audio of those calls, and play it for the panel, would that help refresh your recollection?” Adm. Crandall asked.
For the first time Saltzman seemed flummoxed. He broke eye contact with the admiral and gazed at the ceiling. After a moment, he said, “It was premature, but, yes, I did get those calls.”
“And on July 27, 2022, you became the new Space Force commander, is that right?” Adm. Crandall asked.
“That’s right,” Saltzman said. “And I damn sure deserved it.”
“And two days later, on July 29, did you approve a $2bn payment to Raytheon’s drone development office in Ukraine?” Adm. Crandall asked.
“We deal with a lot of defense contractors,” Saltzman replied.
“Everywhere,” Saltzman said.
“So you’re not denying your signature is on Defense Department check for that enormous amount, of which there is no public mention, to Raytheon’s office that happens to be in the same building as Ukraine’s Ministry of Defense,” the admiral said.
“Like I said, I don’t have the unilateral power to buy a fuc*** hammer—my signature was one of several,” Saltzman blurted.
“But your signature was important to making the transaction happen,” the admiral said.
“I imagine so.”
“And it didn’t occur to you this payment totally circumvented congressional oversight?”
“Classified,” Saltzman said.
“A week later, did you authorize $4 billion to Lockheed Martin’s offices in Ukraine, which, are also in the Ministry of Defense?”
“My name’s appeared on plenty of checks, along with other names,” Saltzman said.
“In these cases checks written on Space Force’s annual budget?”
“As I was instructed,” Saltzman said proudly.
“What is Space Force’s mission statement, detainee Saltzman?”
Saltzman replied promptly, “To provide freedom of operation for the United States in, from, and to space and provide prompt and sustained space operations, with its stated duties to protect the interests of the United States in space, deter aggression in, from, and to space, and conduct space operations.”
“Wow, you must have rehearsed that answer,” the admiral said. “And how exactly was that done by handing Ukraine over $20 billion? Was Ukraine a space threat to the United States?” the admiral queried. “And are you aware that American defense contractors then gave that money to Ukroboronprom, a Ukrainian defense conglomerate tied to the Adrenochrome trade in that country?”
“Adrenochrome? What’s that? I obeyed my president and his cabinet. And I was told any monies dispersed were a loan,” Saltzman said.
“So, you thought you were loaning American defense contractors in Ukraine pretty much all of Space Force’s 2023 budget, taxpayer money. I wonder how that’s getting paid back. Do you have any regrets, detainee Saltzman?”
‘I do not. I’d do it again, five times over,” Saltzman said. “Because I followed orders, orders of the President of the United States, Joseph Biden.”
The admiral said he appreciated Saltzman’s candor and asked the panel to reach a verdict. It was unanimous: Saltzman was guilty of treason. The senior officer on the panel, a Marine colonel, said that Saltzman should hang by the neck until dead for betraying his oath. “Hang the bastard,” he muttered.
Vice Adm. Crandall nodded in agreement. “The thing is, I believe that you believe you were just following orders. But as an officer, you should have realized those orders were criminal, and so this commission will not show mercy. You hang on Monday, detainee Saltzman.”
Saltzman suddenly got to his feet, shouting at the top of his lungs, “I told the truth and nothing but the truth and for that you want to execute me. You’re no officer, Crandall, you’re a damn coward.”
Military police restrained Saltzman, then escorted him from the courtroom.
Admiral Crandall said Saltzman would hang at 10:00 a.m. Monday, May 15.