TRUMP WANTS INVESTIGATION OF MEDIA COMPANIES AGAIN
The Washington Post reports, “President Trump suggested Thursday that the Senate Intelligence Committee investigate media companies that he believes are reporting information that is ‘just made up.’” In other words, he wants to Senate intelligence committee to stop investigating how he colluded with Russia to be installed in the White House by Russian coup and start investigating those reporting on it. Great! So totally third world, why don’t we use the constitution as kindle or toilet paper and replace it with The Art of the Deal? Of course this was all done over Twitter while he took his morning poo. Twitler wrote, “Why Isn’t the Senate Intel Committee looking into the Fake News Networks in OUR country to see why so much of our news is just made up-FAKE!” The best part of waking up is what kind of insane bullshit covfefe the fake Russian president dumps in your nation’s cup. This comes a day after Senators Richard Burr and Mark Warner, co-chairs of the committee gave a very light version of what they have been up to with their investigation at a press conference.
From The Washington Post.
RUSSIAN HACKERS STOLE NSA DATA ON U.S. CYBER DEFENSE
At this point you may be asking, what cyber defense? You are not alone. Now The Wall Street Journal reports, “The breach, considered the most serious in years, could enable Russia to evade NSA surveillance and more easily infiltrate U.S. networks.” The Wall Street Journal adds, “Hackers working for the Russian government stole details of how the U.S. penetrates foreign computer networks and defends against cyberattacks after a National Security Agency contractor removed the highly classified material and put it on his home computer.” That personal computer, by the way, had Kaspersky software running on it. For its part, Kaspersky did a contortionist act to deny The Wall Street Journal’s report, including claiming the firm was hacked by the Russian government, according to The Guardain. Recall that you should not believe anything until the Kremlin denies it always.
FEDERAL JUDGE: REALITY WINNER MUST REMAIN IN JAIL UNTIL TRIAL
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports, “A federal judge in Augusta on Thursday denied Reality Winner’s request to be released from jail pending her March 19 trial in the National Security Agency leak investigation.” Recall, “Winner, 25, the first accused leaker to be prosecuted by the Trump administration, has pleaded not guilty to a charge of leaking an NSA report about Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election to The Intercept,” Russian mouthpiece Glenn Greenwald’s shop. According to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, “In his eight-page order, U.S. Magistrate Judge Brian Epps said it’s possible the former Air Force linguist could flee the country and harm national security if she were freed. He said her own writings show she hates the United States and has plotted against the government, adding she admires former NSA contractor Edward Snowden and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.”
FAKEBOOK CUT RUSSIA FROM INTERNAL REPORT
The Wall Street Journal reports, “Facebook Inc. cut references to Russia from a public report in April about manipulation of its platform around the presidential election because of concerns among the company’s lawyers and members of its policy team”.
From The Wall Street Journal.
AG TESTS THE POSSIBLE + GOES AFTER TRANSGENDERS
Do not consider the discrimination we have seen against transgenders since the regime was installed as merely a clarion call of the culture wars, please also see it as a test of the possible. BuzzFeed reports, “US Attorney General Jeff Sessions has reversed a federal government policy that said transgender workers were protected from discrimination under a 1964 civil rights law, according to a memo on Wednesday sent to agency heads and US attorneys”. Ideally, racist white nationalist bigots like Private Russian Sessions and Trump would like to see the entirety of the 1964 civil rights law repealed and replaced. Already we are even discussing this. Horror.
YOU’RE FIRED: WAGER ON MNUCHIN?
Recall, it was last Friday that the reality freakshow presidency let go of Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price for abusing government aircraft privileges to rack up hefty bills on the American taxpayer. We learned this week that sycophant Steve Mnuchin, nominally the Treasury Secretary but mainly there because he kisses Trump’s ass like few before him, “took seven trips on government jets during his short tenure at the department that have cost taxpayers over $800,000, but at no time did he violate any laws, a preliminary internal review concluded on Thursday,” ABC News reports, adding, “A new memo to the Treasury Department’s Inspector General from his legal counsel Rich Delmar determined that while these expensive trips don’t break the law, they also don’t meet the standards for justification set out in guidelines this administration has said it would follow.” Fun fact: Bill Daley, Obama’s brief serving Chief of Staff after Rahm Emanuel so Emanuel could takeover Daley’s brother’s job as mayor of Chicago, is responsible for the memo outlining the rules. According to ABC News, “Mnuchin’s most expensive flights outlined in the report were on two overseas trips, each of which cost over $300,000.” There was even a White House request for military aircraft for his honeymoon that was withdrawn.
From ABC News.
NEPOTISM: IVANA TRUMP SAYS FAKE POTUS OFFERED AMBASSADORSHIP
Mediaite reports, “In an excerpt of an interview set to air on CBS Sunday Morning this week, Ivana Trump — the President’s first wife — claims that her ex offered her the job of Ambassador to the Czech Republic.” Ivana is the mother of Trump’s three oldest hellspawn, Uday or Don Jr., Qusay or Eric, and Aryan princess Ivanka. Ivana also said she advices the fake Russian puppet president on his tweets, or so she claims.
BULLSHIT: FSB DIRECTOR BORTNIKOV DENIES ELECTION MEDDLING
The AP reports, “The head of Russia’s top domestic security agency,” FSB Director Alexander Bortnikov, “is rejecting allegations of interference in the U.S. election.” According to the AP, Bortnikov said, “Russia has never interfered and won’t interfere in sovereign nations’ affairs,” in a statement carried by Russian state-run news agencies. Bullshit.
From the AP.
MUELLER’S TEAM MET CHRISTOPHER STEELE
Reuters reports, “A former British spy,” Christopher Steele, “who compiled a dossier with allegations that Russia helped Donald Trump in the 2016 U.S. presidential election has met with investigators working for the special counsel on the case”.
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NOT NORMAL ALERT: “SUICIDE PACT” IN THE HEADLINES
No, it’s not the “Die Untergang,” Hitler in the bunker moment we have ALL been waiting for, sadly. Rather, The Washington Examiner reports, “Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin reportedly have forged a ‘suicide pact’ in which all three members of President Trump’s Cabinet would leave if one of them becomes a target of the president.” Also Mnuchin? Are there no cyanide capsules for Mnuchin? How unbelievably cruel of Trump and Ivanka. So as a twenty-first century American, you know how strange it is to see “suicide pact” in the headlines referring to our cabinet secretaries, among them the Defense Secretary? Can we just say that is batshit? Can we just pause and reflect on that and how not normal that is? Nazis in the street, suicide pacts, generals everywhere, but let’s talk about the NFL! If this is to inure us to what is to come, everyone who says the species is so advanced now with modern science and technology or never again or is in total denial, really? Never again, until next time is more like it.
From The Washington Examiner.
“LATEST POSSIBLE ETHICS VIOLATIONS”: UDAY’S $100K SPEECHIFICATIONS
Newsweek reports, “Donald Trump Jr. is facing scrutiny for raking in $100,000 for a sold out speech Thursday night in Alabama.” Additionally, Newsweek notes, “Trump Jr. will also earn the six-figure honorarium, plus up to $5,000 in food, lodging and travel accommodations, to give a 30-minute speech and take questions on October 24 at University of North Texas”. While, “The oldest son of President Donald Trump works as the executive vice president of the Trump Organization,” therefore, “he is not formally employed the White House, so his speaking engagements don’t violate the law,” this is still totally unsavory, especially since Uday is kind of a moron like his father. Pay to hear him speak, linger for the lasting influence the cash and ego stroke may have.
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A GOLD PLATED IPHONE FOR PUTIN’S BIRTHDAY
The Moscow Times reports, “A Russian-Italian luxury brand, famous for its gold-plated iPhone designs featuring the Russian President, is coming out with a new line commemorating Putin’s 65th birthday this Saturday. Moscow-based Caviar has previously honored Putin with limited-edition runs of gold-plated iPhones and paid homage to U.S. President Donald Trump following his election in 2016.” Remember: money does not care who owns it.
From The Moscow Times.
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