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—–BREAKING—–

 

RU FUCKING KIDDING ME?

BuzzFeed reports, “The FBI is scrutinizing more than 60 money transfers sent by the Russian foreign ministry to its embassies across the globe, most of them bearing a note that said the money was to be used ‘to finance election campaign of 2016.’” Now granted an ordinary memo line might read something like “campaign 2016” so a) is this a translation? b) regardless, they wanted us to know as they know how to move and hide money when they so desire. BuzzFeed flushes out the detail that, “On Aug. 3 of last year, just as the US presidential election was entering its final, heated phase, the Russian foreign ministry sent nearly $30,000 to its embassy in Washington. The wire transfer, which came from a Kremlin-backed Russian bank, landed in one of the embassy’s Citibank accounts and contained a remarkable memo line ‘to finance election campaign of 2016.’” Wow it’s so dumb and obvious all the American people who haven’t signed up for Trump’s death cult can understand! According to BuzzFeed, the total amount of the transactions “which moved through Citibank accounts,” had “totaled more than $380,000”. BuzzFeed reports, “The money wound up at Russian embassies in almost 60 countries from Afghanistan to Nigeria between Aug. 3 and Sept. 20, 2016. It is not clear how the funds were used. At least one transaction that came into the US originated with VTB Bank”. Of course, Citibank flagged it in its reporting requirements to the feds, even though while VTB is under sanctions, a wire transfer to the Embassy’s U.S. account is permitted. As a result, Citi “unearthed dozens of other transactions with similar memo lines. Compliance officers in Citibank’s Global Intelligence Unit flagged them as suspicious, noting that it was unable to determine the financial, business, or legal purpose of the transactions.” Citibank has turned over to Congress “more than 650 suspicious transactions between November 2013 and March 2017 totaling about $2.9 million. That money was sent to four Russian accounts operating in the US: the embassy; the Office of Defense, Military, Air and Naval Attaches; and Russian cultural centers in Washington and New York City.”

From BuzzFeed.

 

PRIVATE RUSSIAN SESSIONS IS A TERRIBLE LIAR WITH A HORRIBLE MEMORY

POLITICO reports, “Attorney General Jeff Sessions tried Tuesday to distance himself from new accounts of contacts between Donald Trump’s aides and Russia-linked people last year, saying he had never lied about his own role but simply had little recollection of discussions on the topic.” And yet, a man who was so close to so many crimes – and does not remember or did not see a goddamn thing — is our nation’s highest law enforcement official? That’s nuts! POLITICO reports, “Sessions told the House Judiciary Committee he hadn’t remembered one meeting with a Trump adviser trying to broker high-level talks with Russia until he saw media reports about it, and he said he still couldn’t recall a conversation about another adviser’s planned trip to Moscow.” Remarkable, isn’t it? Especially when you watch him up there during the hearing, in the lights, sweating like a pig. On the bright side, POLITICO also reports, “Attorney General Jeff Sessions seemed to throw some cold water Tuesday on Republicans clamoring for the Department of Justice to appoint a special counsel to investigate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.” And Fox News anchor Shep Smith tore the bogus Uranium One scandal to shreds in under 30 seconds for the lazy American viewer last night as well, so that bright star of whataboutism is fading. Lastly, CNN’s Chris Cillizza puts the Private Russian Sessions’ testimony Tuesday in context and surprise, it reveals all the times he lied about Russia!

From POLITICO, POLITICO and CNN.

 

MATTIS IS ADDING SYRIA TO THE FOREVER WAR COLLECTION

Reuters reports, “The U.S. military will fight Islamic State in Syria ‘as long as they want to fight,’ Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Monday, describing a longer-term role for U.S. troops long after the insurgents lose all of the territory they control.” But there is good news – sort of! Unlike other ongoing forever wars in Afghanistan and Iraq (which the Syria forever war is sort of an appendage to), Mattis outlined a clear objective for this forever war! Reuters reports, “As U.S.-backed and Russian-backed forces battle to retake the remaining pockets of Islamic State-held terrain, Mattis said the U.S. military’s longer-term objective would be to prevent the return of an ‘ISIS 2.0.’” That’s very different from “the junior varsity,” Obama claimed it was! Oh, my! The truth is out there – do not let the Russian propaganda tell you otherwise. However, sadly, that is also as close to a concrete objective we have had in a foreign war since 2001. But what we have learned since 2001 is that this will change in time! America, where we reinvent the wheel anew each and every time! But eventually, we cannot stay forever young.

From Reuters.

 

AMBASSADOR HUNTSMAN WANTS FRIENDS WHO WILL FUCK HIM OVER

Russian state-run TASS reports, “Moscow and Washington can find a level of friendship that will allow them to get along, US Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman has said in reply to questions by social networkers about what surprised or impressed him in Russia.” Stick to culture, Ambassador Huntsman! Ballet. Tschaikovsky and Prokofiev. While Russian state-run TASS is propaganda and quotes Huntsman, “Most important, the warmth of the greeting by the Russian people upon our arrival here to take on our new responsibilities was well beyond of what I anticipated,” this can also be read as a slight to the leadership of Russia. The Russian people, much as the leadership is, are completely obsessed with America. They did not want the sad little guy in the Kremlin to do what he did to our country, not even close. So in embracing Huntsman, Russians are doing what they do, showing deference to a global monolith whose culture they are obsessed with and whose economy much of the world depends. Key point: that global monolith is NOT Russia.

From Russian state-run TASS.

 

RUSSIA BITES BACK AT ITS PROPAGANDISTS’ FORCED REGISTRATION

Russian state-run TASS reports, “The law designating media outlets as foreign agents, passed by the State Duma on Wednesday, will allow Russia’s authorities to immediately and symmetrically respond to the encroachment on the freedom of Russian media abroad, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters.” That is hilarious because of course Kremlin propagandists enjoy more freedom abroad than locally almost everywhere they go. Of course the excuse provided by the Russian mafia state’s organ is that, “This measure was a response to the demand of the US Department of Justice to RT America, a US branch of the Russian television company, to register as a foreign agent.” These fuckers helped brainwash half the country into believing in a death cult called Trump, and then they think they have the right to complain? Tsk, tsk, no, no it does not work like that.

From Russian state-run TASS.

 

THE US GOVERNMENT IS AT LEAST 15% INFILTRATED

Reuters reports, “About 15 percent of U.S. government agencies have detected some trace of Russian company Kaspersky Lab’s software on their systems in a review prompted by concerns the antivirus firm is vulnerable to Kremlin influence, a security official told Congress on Tuesday.”

From Reuters.

 

ACTIVE MEASURES WATCH: CAPTURE THE STATE DEPARTMENT

Reuters reports, “The Republican and Democratic leaders of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee blasted the U.S. State Department on Tuesday for cuts in staff and what they described as a failure to have a plan for a proposed reorganization.” That is because it is not a reorganization, but rather the unleashing of active measures to capture the state, which to the Russian mind is foreign policy, defense and the economy. Senator Ben Cardin joined others in condemning the catastrophe, “Folks, this situation is alarming. We put our country in danger”.

From Reuters.

 

REMEMBER THE EURASIAN UNION? NOVOROSSIYA?

Yeah, right, who does? Sad little guy Vova in the Kremlin, that’s who! Russian state-run TASS reports, “Russian President Vladimir Putin ratified the agreement on the Customs Code of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU).” Lol, who cares, may it go the way of Novorossiya. Novo-what?

From Russian state-run TASS.

 

—–KNOW YOUR ENEMY—–

 

WHO DOES SENATOR CHUCK GRASSLEY WORK FOR?

CNN reports, “Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley said Tuesday that he considers the Twitter messages between Donald Trump Jr. and WikiLeaks to be ‘very innocuous,’ and the exchanges don’t make him any more likely to bring in the President’s eldest son for a public hearing.” Who is this guy working for? One of the messages suggested Uday’s Daddy contest the legitimacy of the election if he lost. That is not innocuous! Illinois Senator Dick Durbin, TRUMPISTAN WATCH’s Senator, said, “with the exception of Sen. (Lindsey) Graham’s subcommittee, almost nothing has been done by the full committee.” TRUMPISTAN WATCH doth tip its cap to thee Durbin, a real mensch.

From CNN.

 

—–DISINFO WARS—–

 

RUSSIAN TROLLS QUESTIONED LEGITIMACY OF US ELECTIONS

NBC News reports, “Russian trolls used Twitter to challenge the validity of the U.S. presidential election months before it took place”. NBC News adds, “In apparent expectation of a Trump loss, the trolls began sowing seeds of doubt to make voters question a win by Hillary Clinton. But when Donald Trump’s victory began rolling in, they changed their tune and began tweeting about the Trump success.” NBC News adds, “Kremlin propaganda tweets using the ‘VoterFraud’ hashtag first appeared in August 2016 and slowly ramped up to an Election Day blitz, according to the NBC News analysis of some 36,000 archived tweets”.

From NBC News.

 

TODAY IN NOT SO LIGHT DISINFORMATION: RUSSIA’S WAR GAMES

The Guardian reports, “Russia’s defence ministry has tried to pass off what appear to be stills from a mobile phone military simulation game as ‘irrefutable evidence’ of cooperation between US forces and Islamic State militants in Syria.” According to The Guardian, “The photographs were appended to social media posts from the ministry’s official accounts posted on Tuesday morning”. The accusation attached is that Americans provided “air cover for an Isis convoy with the aim of using Isis fighters to further US interests.” That’s just like the imperialist Yankees! Furthermore, according to Russian mafia state propaganda, “The ministry said Russian air power had supported Syrian troops in freeing the town of Abu Kamal from Isis, and that ‘facts of direct cooperation and support provided by the US-led coalition to the ISIS terrorists’ came to light during the operation.” The evidence? One photograph was “apparently a screenshot from the promo for a mobile phone game called AC-130 Gunship Simulator: Special Ops Squadron,” and “the other four of the five photographs appear to be taken from 2016 footage released by Iraq’s ministry of defence, depicting the Iraqi air force bombing Isis targets near Falluja.” The Guardian notes, “It is not the first time that the Russian defence ministry has tried to pass off footage of other events as its own. A scene in a documentary about Putin made by the US film-maker Oliver Stone showed Putin playing the director video footage on a telephone of what he said were Russian forces on operations in Syria. The footage appeared to be an exact match for old footage of US forces in Afghanistan.”

From The Guardian.

 

VOICE OF WHITE NATIONALIST AMERICA

Mediaite reports exclusively on a far right white nationalist inside Voice of America, “While posting on his Reddit account UncleSam4200, Voice of America reporter Josh Fatzick bragged on the infamous pro-Trump subreddit r/The_Donald that he worked in Washington media — but half-jokingly added, ‘If I were to ever be publicly connected to this account, it probably would not be good for my career.’” According to Mediaite, “The reason why Fatzick didn’t want to be publicly outed as UncleSam4200 is because he frequently posts racist, sexist, and anti-LGBTQ screeds — in which he uses the N-word, jokes about sexual assault, refers to black people as ‘apes’ and ‘gorillas,’ and uses terms like ‘fag,’ ‘faggot,’ and ‘tranny’ to insult those he disagrees with.” Mediaite reports, “However, using information Fatzick himself posted on Reddit — including his age, girlfriend’s name, former employers, friends, location, educational background, and sports affiliations — this reporter was able to tie the vile posts of UncleSam4200 to the Voice of America reporter. Fatzick is a graduate of Coastal Carolina University, a former writer for right-wing tabloid the Daily Caller, and a fan of the Pittsburgh Penguins — all of which he states on his Reddit account.” Worse yet, “As odious as his comments are, the timestamps of his posts indicate something far more nefarious, as he frequently uses Reddit during work hours,” because “given Voice of America’s government-funded status”. That would be a big problem if it were any other administration and not the regime. Worse even yet, “As of this piece publishing, the alt-right reporter is still employed by Voice of America”.

From Mediaite.

 

THIS IS HOW YOU KNOW JOHN SCHINDLER IS FULL OF SHIT

The Kushner-owned Observer newspaper columnist John Schindler, a self-professed expert of national security who previously held a post at the Naval War College until a dick pick surfaced – something he blames on an over zealous follower who obviously made him do it – has written a column that has left TRUMPISTAN WATCH shaking to its very core. It is a sit down interview with Polish Defense Minister Antoni Macierewicz, who Polish newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza investigative reporter Tomasz Piatek has documented extensive links to Russia. Is any of this mentioned? NO! TRUMPISTAN WATCH was tipped off months ago that Poland’s Defense Minister is deep in bed with Russia and purging and putting others on permanent leave who had integrity and loyalty to the republic, while promoting sycophants. Poland’s military remains scarred by events that left its officer corps murdered by Russia at Katyn at the start of the Second World War invasion of that country. What is John Schindler doing making this man seem like one to trust? Nuts. Now experts, please stop retweeting and sharing his musings! Please, enough already!

From The Observer.

 

—–RADIO MOSCOW: STORIES FROM THEIR PRESS AND OURS—–

 

RUSSIA IS PRIVATIZING KALASHNIKOV INC.

The New York Times reports, “the Russian gun maker Kalashnikov Kontsern is undergoing a corporate shake-up. The company will be sold, according to official statements and Russian media reports, effectively privatizing it and reportedly leaving a single investor, Aleksei Krivoruchko, with a controlling stake.” The New York Times notes, “Kalashnikov Kontsern, based in a city east of Moscow, is the capitalist-era descendant of a state-owned enterprise that first stamped out AK-47s after World War II. The weapon was widely copied throughout the Eastern Bloc and beyond, and about 100 million are in use today.” The New York Times adds, “The company still supplies the Russian Army, but it has since moved on to new moneymaking ventures, like selling rifles to civilians, building speedboats and drones and charging royalties to video game companies for displaying its trademark.” According to The New York Times, additionally, parent company “Rostec has received government approval to sell a 26 percent stake in Kalashnikov, Sergei V. Chemezov, the holding company’s director, said on Monday in Dubai, where he was attending an air show.” Now for the most horrifyingly wonderful detail: “The United States is the world’s largest civilian firearms market, and Kalashnikov was selling more rifles to the country’s civilian market than to the Russian military before the sanctions were imposed.” That’s right our people have newer guns than their military because we crazy.

From The New York Times.

 

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