by Sharon Rondeau

(Jan. 11, 2021) — A reliable source residing in Italy told The Post & Email Sunday that an allegation that that nation played a major role in switching votes from President Donald Trump to Democratic challenger Joe Biden was reported “nearly a month ago” on “several news channels.”

The U.S.-based narrative appears to have begun with an audio interview released approximately a week ago in which the founder of an organization, Maria Strollo Zack of, claimed to have contacted White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows and several congressmen with evidence that an Italian citizen confessed in court to changing votes from Trump to Biden during the November 3 presidential election.

Apparently recorded on January 3 or 4, the audio interview referenced Trump’s upcoming January 4 evening rally in Georgia for two U.S. senators the night before their January 5 “runoff” elections. During the rally, in typical boisterous fashion, Trump urged voters to cast ballots for Republicans David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler, recounted his administration’s accomplishments and, without elaborating, said, in regard to claims of election fraud, “Watch what’s going to be revealed over the next couple of weeks.”

Since November 4, Trump has insisted he “won in a landslide,” but no court has granted a hearing on the merits. As is customary for the “president-elect,” Biden is scheduled to be inaugurated on January 20 at noon, an event Trump said he will not attend.

A January 5 press release on the website begins:

An employee of the 8th largest global defense contractor, Leonardo SpA, provided a shocking deposition detailing his role in the most elaborate criminal act affecting a US election. Corroborating the DNI Ratcliff’s report of international intrusion, Arturo D’elio outlined the scheme that proved successful in using Leonardo computer systems and military satellites located in Pescara, Italy. Recent reports of a hack at Leonardo now appear to have been an orchestrated cover to mitigate blowback on the corporation which is partially owned by the Italian government.

Nations In Action, a government transparency organization, partnered with the Institute of Good Governance to thoroughly investigate and research the election irregularities which yielded the long awaited proof that a flawless plot to take down America was executed with extraordinary resources and global involvement. Americans and elected officials now have proof that the election was indeed stolen.

On December 5, referring to Leonardo, Reuters reported that two individuals were arrested for allegedly “hacking the Italian defence group’s computers to steal sensitive information between 2015 and 2017.”

A corroborating December 7 report states:

…Last week, Italian law enforcement said the pair — one of which was an IT manager for Leonardo — were arrested for allegedly compromising the corporation’s network by executing malware able to quietly exfiltrate sensitive data.

A video interview dated January 6 between Zack and “America Can We Talk” host Debbie Georgatos has been removed by YouTube in what appears to be a coordinated effort among Silicon Valley tech giants to censor all discussion of fraud in the November 3 presidential election.

However, the video remains available here.

Zack told Georgatos that her organization delivered documentation to several members of Congress and Meadows at approximately 1:12 PM January 6, just after the joint session of Congress convened to certify or not certify Biden’s reported election. At 2:21 in the interview, Zack said, “We actually know the person who actually committed the act of uploading the software, where they did it, how they did it, and that has been put into an affidavit with the top lawyer of Italy and was part of a proceeding, a judicial proceeding in a federal court in Italy in the past couple days. So news has been breaking; ‘Italy did it’ is the global trending hashtag, and it is for a reason: this happened; it’s very real; the president is right; foreign interference did occur, and people need to be prosecuted in our country who actually participated.”

To Georgatos’s question, “This is the proof that votes were shifted by foreign powers in our 2020 November elections; is that correct?” Zack responded, “Yes, ma’am. This person has said very precisely that he has been an employee of Leonardo SpA, and Leonardo is a very large, I believe the 11th largest, defense contractor in the world. And so we need to think about that, that they have received over a billion dollars of American taxpayer dollars during this past year, and yet they helped orchestrate, according to this gentleman, the theft of the 2020 election. This is the piece that Sidney Powell and Rudy Giuliani and everybody has been begging to have and to see because they knew something was wrong…”

During the joint session, a number of House and Senate Republicans voiced objections to the certification of electoral votes in Pennsylvania and Arizona based on hundreds, if not thousands, of reports of ballot fraud and other irregularities related in sworn affidavits and eyewitness testimony. However, at approximately 1:30 p.m., an incursion occurred at the U.S. Capitol, bringing the session to an abrupt close and revealing members of Congress grasping for gas masks and safe spaces.

Later that evening, however, Congress reconvened and objections to the certification were swiftly overruled, with no introduction of new evidence as had been suggested by freshman Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Green on the January 3 edition of “Sunday Morning Futures” with Maria Bartiromo.

At approximately 3:45 AM January 7, Biden was “certified” as the winner of the November 3 presidential election.

On Thursday and Friday, more than a dozen social-media companies, including Twitter and Facebook, suspended the president’s accounts, claiming that any further postings could encourage violence.

On Monday morning, the House released an article of impeachment claiming that Trump incited violence on January 6 when he called for supporters attending a rally that day to “peacefully” protest and encourage Congress to question the certification.

Peaceful protest and “redress of grievances” are enshrined in the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

If Biden’s “election” holds, Trump has fewer than nine days left in office as of this writing.

As of Monday morning, the Democratic majority in the House of Representatives plans to formally censure two or more congressmen who voiced objections to the certification, including Rep. Mo Brooks of Alabama for having spoken at the rally. The voicing of objections to the Electoral vote count has been observed since the founding of the country and codified in the Electoral Count Act of 1887.

An affidavit of Italian law professor and defense attorney Alfio D’Urso, posted in English at nationsinaction, states that “Arturo D’Elia, former head of the IT Department of Leonardo SpA,” testified to having altered votes from Trump to Biden at the behest of “US persons working from the US Embassy in Rome” and is the same individual charged last month for intrusions into Leonardo SpA’s computer system (as reported in the press).

Late last week, a video appeared in which D’Urso read his affidavit in English and is available on YouTube as of this writing.

Nationsinaction has also posted a PDF of an article by Riccardo Corsetto, translated to English, which states, “According to US investigative sources working here in Italy since 18 November 2020, it was the US Embassy in Rome who coordinated the data manipulation of votes cast for president Trump to Joe Biden, with the technical complicity of Leonardo SpA, a company that is 31% owned by the Italian Government and generates more than half of its multi billion USD annual revenue from its US-based subsidiary.”

Leonardo was formerly known as “Finmeccanica,” Corsetto wrote. On its website, the company states that it can provide “state-of-the-art cyber solutions and Intelligence to stay ahead of attackers.”

Corsetto’s article begins with a hyperlink to an interview by former CIA Station Chief Bradley Johnson in which Johnson placed the caption, “More evidence of vote manipulation uncovered in Europe by the Italian Press. Brad Johnson gives his analysis based on his and the Americans for Intelligence Reform’s team.”

Our source currently resides in Italy and is fluent in the language. As an example of recent news coverage, the source referred us to an article titled, “Leonardo-Finmeccanica, chi sono (e cosa hanno fatto secondo i pm) i due arrestati.” According to Google Translate, the title states in English, “Leonardo-Finmeccanica, who are the two arrested (and what they did according to the prosecutors).”

The second paragraph of the article reads:

L’ex dipendente di Leonardo arrestato è Arturo D’Elia, che prima di essere messo alla porta si occupava della gestione della sicurezza informatica del gruppo ex Finmeccanica attivo nella difesa, nella sicurezza e nell’aerospazio. Ieri è finito in carcere, su disposizione del gip di Napoli Roberto D’Auria, con l’accusa di avere trafugato 10 gigabyte di dati e informazioni di rilevante valore aziendale.

which Google translated as:

The former employee of Leonardo arrested is Arturo D’Elia, who was in charge of the IT security management of the former Finmeccanica group active in defense, security and aerospace before being put on the door. Yesterday he ended up in prison, at the disposal of the investigating magistrate of Naples Roberto D’Auria, on charges of having stolen 10 gigabytes of data and information of significant corporate value.

Our source provided the following translation:

The former employee of Leonardo Spa arrested is Auturo D’Elia, who before being giving the boot was in charge of the maintenance of information security for the former Finmeccanica subsidiary dedicated to military services, security and aerospace. Yesterday he ended up in jail on the orders of a General Magistrare of Naples, Roberto D’Auria, on the accusation of having made away with 10 gigabytes of data and information of value to the corporation.

In addition, our source told us he/she has seen D’Urso’s affidavit in Italian. Of media reporting, the source added:

Unlike in the USA, to print false news or distribute false affidavits in Italy is a felony meriting years in jail.

I also have seen in Italian, a video by a Judge in Catania reciting the details of the affidavit and the hacking. Several news channels have also reported it, but several Left wing newspapers covered the story back at the beginging of December, with no denials from anyone in Italy.

These are incontrovertible confirmations.  The english affidavit is the translation, because in cases involving other countries, the courts prepare affidavits in English too.

Since the story broke, The Post & Email has sent two emails to NIA spokesperson Marjorie Meyers without result. On Monday afternoon, we attempted to reach Meyers by phone but received a voice greeting stating the mailbox was full.

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  1. “We can confirm that E’Elia is a real person and that Alfio D’Urso is an an attorney in Italy. However, we understand that D’Urso does not represent Arturo D’Elia at this time:” that’s what I have read..

    Well I assume that coming out of his own mouth might change minds about the authenticity? The Prof Arturo is very well respected in Italy. Maria Zack has ever been contacted by USA Today
    This is real..Anyone trying to get Trump out of office are all treasonous..

    1. Balance in reporting is good, but USA Today has shown itself to be imbalanced for quite a while now. In its “fact-checking,” it says the claims are “baseless” but does not refer to the affidavit and news report posted at It omits the sworn affidavit of the defense attorney and, most significantly, states that its “fact-checking” is partially funded by…wait for it…Facebook, hardly a neutral source of funding. The Post & Email’s eyewitness account of local news coverage of the alleged perpetrator’s confession indicates that the story is considered worthy of reportage, at least in Italy.

    2. I agree that balance is good, and I appreciate you posting an objective critique (we need more of that in today’s society). However, in this “fact-checking” article, there is no refutation of the actual material. Instead, it claims that “officials in USA have said that the claims are baseless” and “there is no evidence that the election was stolen.” Their “proof” is simply saying “it didn’t happen, as other people have said it didn’t happen.” If this was a murder charge, can you imagine what would happen if the murderer said “nope, it didn’t happen…my friend said it didn’t happen, so it must be true.” Nowhere does this article actually dispute any of these allegations on merit. Also, USATODAY claims that a paper recount confirms the election result…but this isn’t true either, because this was a top-down audit where Raffensperger asked the counties to verify that the paper ballots matched their final tally. If the claims from Trump are true, then there is nothing stopping anyone from saying “Yes, the paper ballots confirmed what we said.” There is zero verification made available to the public where an actual paper count took place and confirmed the electronic results.
      It’s possible that the election really went to Biden. It’s possible it did not. But in all of my years on Earth, I have never seen a less transparent process. Every step has been clouded in secrecy and media censorship. The fact that you can’t discuss this article on YouTube more than proves that there is something being hidden. Especially considering that talking about the “stealing of the 2016 election” is completely allowed. It would be a laughable farce if this wasn’t my own country and it didn’t affect the fate of the Western World. Our entire media is in bed with the Democrat party, and it is a problem of massive proportions for all Americans.