OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE
The New York Times reports, “President Trump over the summer repeatedly urged senior Senate Republicans, including the chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, to end the panel’s investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election”. Hello, obstruction of justice! The New York Times adds, “Senator Richard Burr of North Carolina, the intelligence committee chairman, said in an interview this week that Mr. Trump told him that he was eager to see an investigation that has overshadowed much of the first year of his presidency come to an end.” Senator Richard Burr, an unexpected bright spot in all of this. Some credit where credit is due.
From The New York Times.
REGIME POLITICS FOR EVERYTHING WE LOVE + CARE ABOUT
The New York Times reports, “The White House has developed a plan to force out Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson, whose relationship with President Trump has been strained, and replace him with Mike Pompeo, the C.I.A. director, perhaps within the next several weeks, senior administration officials said on Thursday.” You know what will not help? Any or all of this. The ship is going down, just how badly must the republic burn before it does? Worse yet, “Mr. Pompeo would be replaced at the C.I.A. by Senator Tom Cotton, a Republican from Arkansas who has been a key ally of the president on national security matters,” which is worse than a joke, it’s an insult to our intelligence services. The New York Times wryly notes, “Mr. Tillerson’s departure has been widely anticipated for months, but associates have said he was intent on finishing out the year to retain whatever dignity he could.” News flash to all involved in normalizing the fake Russian president, including regime stenographer and winner of the Walter Duranty award for the normalization of lunacy, Maggie Haberman: what the hell are you doing lighting a match like this under our intelligence services? And taking a shot at T Rex in one? Such a reliable transmitter of bullshit into the public sphere! Meanwhile on planet critical thought, The Washington Post confirms at least part of the scoop, “Pompeo had been informally preparing to take over in Foggy Bottom, reaching out to potential candidates for positions and collecting ideas.” The other part seems highly specious and inflammatory and later in the evening NBC’s Ken Dilanian tweeted, “ADM Robert S. Harward has been talking to the White House about becoming CIA Director.” Recall he was mentioned as a possible replacement for Flynn as National Security Advisor earlier this year but turned it down, reportedly calling the assignment a “shit sandwich”. Meanwhile, CNN reports T Rex is not only not out of a job but that the regime wished to “publicly shame” him, probably because he did not back Aryan princess Ivanka’s bullshit trip to India this week. Memo to Aryan princess Ivanka: our country was founded during a revolution against monarchy.
FLIGHT RISK + RUSSIAN INTEL FRIEND MANAFORT REACHES BAIL DEAL
POLITICO reports, “Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has reached a $11 million bail agreement with prosecutors that could clear the way for him to be released from the house arrest he’s been under for the past four weeks.” Horrible. He is an enormous flight risk and a great friend of Russian intelligence. POLITICO notes, “The deal involves the pledging of four properties: Manafort’s Alexandria, Va. condominium where he’s been under home detention, his Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. home, a condo in Manhattan and another property in Bridgehampton, N.Y.” However, those will all belong to the government anyway eventually if his money is as dirty and blood soaked as it appears — that is if anyone cares about the republic after the judiciary is gutted and the Russian mafia state pillages our state following its complete capture. POLITICO adds, “Manafort’s lawyers said he will not seek to travel abroad while the case is pending. He’s already surrendered three passports, but the new filing discloses that his wife Kathleen Manafort will turn over her passport as well.” And because Manafort is such an obvious flight risk and bound to try something, “Kathleen Manafort is also offering to guarantee payment of the $10 million bond if her husband were to flee.” We would rather have Manafort than any money, as he is truly a priceless, precious piece of treason trash. Taking Manafort off GPS only sets us up for him to fake his own death or some O.J. Simpson-style chase but in lieu of a White Bronco, a reader suggested back on Indictment Day it would be a nouveau riche toy submarine. TRUMPISTAN WATCH is fine with that prediction and renders a verdict that it is not wholly impossible.
PRIVATE RUSSIAN SESSIONS WANTS HIS RUSSIAN SESSIONS PRIVATE
Bloomberg reports, “Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Thursday stuck by his refusal to tell Congress whether Donald Trump ever told him to take action to hinder investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 election, according to the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee.” If Trump never had, this would be very easy to say simply “no.”
ERIK PRINCE CONFIRMS SEYCHELLES MEETING WITH KREMLIN ALLY
The Washington Post reports, “Erik Prince, a supporter of the Trump presidential campaign and founder of the security firm Blackwater, confirmed to House investigators Thursday that he met with a close ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin while in the Seychelles earlier this year”. The Washington Post adds, “Under questioning, Prince told members of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence that he had met Kirill Dmitriev, head of the Russian Direct Investment Fund, during a secret Jan. 11 meeting in the Seychelles brokered by the United Arab Emirates”. Recall, “The Russian government is the sole shareholder of the investment fund that Dmitriev runs, and both he and the fund’s board are appointed by and answer to Putin,” and Prince’s “ sister, Betsy DeVos, currently serves in the Trump administration as the secretary of education”.
From The Washington Post.
RUSSIA + EGYPT INK AIR BASE DEAL
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty reports, “Russia has approved a draft agreement with Egypt for Russian warplanes to use Egyptian military bases, in a move allowing Moscow to increase its military presence in the Middle East. The draft deal was published on November 30 after being signed by Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on November 28. It requires the Russian Defense Ministry to negotiate details of the agreement with Egyptian officials.”
NAVALNY’S LAWYER DETAINED LAST WEEK IN DENMARK
The Copenhagen Post reports, “On Tuesday last week, Alexander Panesh, who describes himself as a lawyer for Russia’s most prominent opposition leader, Alexei Navalny, was on his way from France to Lithuania when his plane landed in Copenhagen.” The Copenhagen Post adds, “he was detained by Danish police because he is wanted by the Russian authorities in connection with the widespread bribery of public officials, corruption, making false statements in court and giving false evidence – charges that he emphatically denies, reports Politiken.” According to The Copenhagen Post, “Panesh, who is a Russian citizen, has lived in France since seeking political asylum there after fleeing from Russia in 2015. He fears persecution at the hands of the regime because of his involvement with Navalny, one of Vladimir Putin’s most outspoken opponents. The Russian lawyer has subsequently been charged and will remain in Danish custody until December 19.”
From The Copenhagen Post.
HOUSE DEMS SEND A LETTER TO GOEBBELS LOOK ALIKE STEPHEN MILLER
Business Insider reports, “Democrats on Thursday moved to press White House senior adviser Stephen Miller on his knowledge of Russian contacts with members of President Donald Trump’s campaign. The move came after Miller was revealed to be a senior aide who had an email exchange with former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos, who mentioned ‘interesting messages’ from Moscow.” Business Insider adds, “The 20 House Democrats, led by Rep. Don Beyer of Virginia, sent,” the letter, “requesting that he answer a series of questions related to Papadopoulos and his security clearance form.”
From Business Insider.
SHOW THE PEOPLE THE EMPTY SEATS BECAUSE THEY AIN’T THERE!
The Daily Mail reports, “President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump kicked off the holiday season in the nation’s capital in front of a sparse crowd at Thursday’s lighting of the National Christmas tree.” The Daily Mail notes, “a photo shared to Twitter by Washington, DC longtime journalist Steve Rudin captured the dozens of empty seats while the event was underway,” because America hates its Lubyanka shitstain fake president, and it was not dozens, try hundreds. Normally the event is standing room only. The Daily Mail adds, “In his tweet, Rudin noted that the ceremony was ‘beautiful’, but it was ‘hard not to notice the empty seats‘. Soon enough, the photo went viral with many on social media comparing the empty seats to the lackluster crowd at Trump’s inauguration in January.” Trump was so unhappy about that! Sad!
From The Daily Mail.
ROBOCALLS AGAINST THE RESISTANCE
Gizmodo reports, “Across the country, and even in Canada, people have reported on social media that they’ve received the same robocall. The earliest complaint dates back to July.” Gizmodo notes, “Several readers recognized the voice in the recording from Ownage Pranks, a service that places automated prank calls. ‘Citizens for Trump’ is a prank offered by the service, which records the call and lets the person who ordered it post it publicly if they choose. In the full recording, the caller is identified as ‘Russell from the Citizens for Trump Foundation.’” The full message: “We’ve been monitoring some of your posts and it does seem that you’ve been making some rather negative comments about President Trump. Is that correct?” Gizmodo adds, “After pausing as if waiting for a response, the man says, ‘Listen. We’re going to have to ask you to lay off on the negative and derogatory posts about President Trump, OK?’ After another pause, the man says, ‘What’s your problem, anyways? Don’t you want to make America great again?’” Chalk this up to a victory for a resistance. Our constant shitting on the illegitimate Russian POTUS is getting under his skin and that of his death cult followers. As is the case when TRUMPISTAN WATCH gets trolled, it is just providing us with content!
IN AMERICA WE TALK OF HYPERLOOP, IN RUSSIA HYPERLINK + IT’S BAD
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty reports, “Russian individuals and groups are being persecuted for posting hyperlinks to websites of foreign organizations declared ‘undesirable’ under legislation signed by President Vladimir Putin in 2015, Human Rights Watch says.” In Russia, they even have to fight the state to hyperlink, a basic freedom TRUMPISTAN WATCH most definitely takes for granted, as do you likely! Imagine. “The law, widely condemned in the West, allows Russia’s prosecutor-general to ban as ‘undesirable’ any foreign NGO or organization deemed to be an unspecified threat to national security,” Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty notes.
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PAMELA ANDERSON IS REALLY WORKING FOR RUSSIA NOW
The New York Post’s Page Six reports, “Former ‘Baywatch’ beauty Pamela Anderson used her charms on the Secret Service to tackle Vice President Mike Pence in New York to exact a pardon for her pale paramour Julian Assange.” What? Why Pamela? This is pure agitprop that tells you she is likely really working for Russia now. Page Six reports, “According to onlookers, Anderson ‘marched straight up to the Secret Service and asked to see Pence.’” What? Page Six reached her for comment and she spoke a lot of gibberish to them.
From The New York Post.
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