PUTIN’S POTUS FOR PEDOS!
POLITICO reports, “Early Monday morning, Trump tweeted that ‘we need Republican Roy Moore to win’ in order to push through the president’s agenda. Later, Trump called the Senate candidate directly to endorse his campaign”. Recall, “Republicans, initially eager to distance themselves from Moore after women alleged that he romantically pursued or in some cases assaulted them when they were teenagers and he was in his 30s”. Well, no more, as POLITICO reports, “Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell last month said he believed the women who accused Moore and called for him to drop out of the race. But Sunday on ‘Face the Nation,’ McConnell said Congress would ‘swear in whoever’s elected and see where we are at that particular point.’ House Speaker Paul Ryan, who also initially said Moore should step aside, skirted the issue in an interview with NPR last week, saying he was ‘focused on Congress,’ though he called the allegations ‘very, very credible.’” What backbones on these gentlemen! No wonder they must enforce an agenda of white supremacy – there would be no convincing anyone of their inherent superiority otherwise. According to The Daily Beast, racist, fascist hate rag Breitbart broke the story that, “The Republican National Committee is jumping back into the Alabama Senate election on behalf of Roy Moore”. If total nihilism and cynicism are the shared goal of fake POTUS Trump and the Russians’ end goal, how can normalizing pedophilia not but help? Also you know who else loves children? Putin. Behold that insanely creepy video of him kissing a little boys stomach in some impromptu burst of pedo love. Fake POTUS for pedos!
DEUTSCHE BANK RECEIVES SUBPOENA
Reuters reports, “Special Counsel Robert Mueller has asked Deutsche Bank (DBKGn.DE) to share data on accounts held by U.S. President Donald Trump and his family”. The bank has lent the Trump trash klan millions, princeling Jared too.
MANAFORT IS HUFFING EVIL STILL WHILE OUT ON BAIL
CNN reports, “Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was ghostwriting an op-ed while out on bail last month with a Russian who has ties to the Russian intelligence service, Justice Department Special Counsel Robert Muller’s team said Monday.” That’s pretty outrageous considering Russia is a hoax perpetuated by Hillary Clinton disguised as a 400 lb. Chinese man in a basement in Jersey. Almost unbelievably, “In a new filing Monday afternoon, Mueller’s investigators said Manafort was working on an editorial in English as late as last Thursday and that it related to his political work for Ukraine, which factored into his money-laundering and foreign lobbying criminal charges.” It is like he is hooked on evil, or made to be, and cannot stop. And because bizarrely occasionally there are consequences in this life, “The filing asks for the court to revisit a bail agreement Mueller’s office and Manafort’s lawyers made jointly last week. The court had not yet approved a change to his $10 million unsecured bail and house arrest.” Vanity Fair adds that part of Manafort’s bail deal was his Trump Tower, “Apartment 43G,” which he purchased, “in 2006 for $3,675,000. He offered it as collateral for his $10 million bail in November. Federal prosecutors objected, however, to the $6 million price tag Manafort’s attorneys put on the apartment.” This suggests Manafort may be either the biggest sleaze or in a world of hurt financially. The Washington Post adds, “a long-standing Russian employee named Konstantin Kilimnik who ran Manafort’s office in Kiev during the 10 years he did consulting work there,” was the likely partner in penning the op-ed. TRUMPISTAN WATCH opined late last week that if bail was secured, Manafort would either flee by submarine or fake his own death like a proper nouveau riche white collar charlatan. None of this changes that very basic assessment. Lock him up!
TODAY IN TOTAL INSANITY: PRIVATE SPIES TO COUNTER “DEEP STATE”
The Intercept, the rag founded by Krem’Glenn Greenwald that has been known to host content we will politely term unfriendly to U.S. interests, reports, “The Trump administration is considering a set of proposals developed by Blackwater founder Erik Prince and a retired CIA officer — with assistance from Oliver North, a key figure in the Iran-Contra scandal — to provide CIA Director Mike Pompeo and the White House with a global, private spy network that would circumvent official U.S. intelligence agencies, according to several current and former U.S. intelligence officials and others familiar with the proposals. The sources say the plans have been pitched to the White House as a means of countering ‘deep state’ enemies in the intelligence community seeking to undermine Trump’s presidency.” What in the actual hell is this? Also is there a solution for which Erik Prince does not provide a global network of mercenaries as the answer? Most alarmingly, “Some of the individuals involved with the proposals secretly met with major Trump donors asking them to help finance operations before any official contracts were signed.” Both the White House National Security Agency spokesman and the CIA denied anything of the sort was in the works. In any event, this one smells funny, especially given how out there for Russia one co-writer on the report, Jeremy Scahill, has become and the source outlet. Today in possible government fan fiction?
From The Intercept.
ANOTHER ONE TO GO: T REX AIDE TO HIT THE ROAD
CNN reports, R.C. Hammond, a senior aide for Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, will leave his position in mid-December”. CNN notes, “Hammond had been Tillerson’s communications adviser and a key spokesman for the secretary.” As CNN notes, “The reason for his departure remains unclear”. CNN adds, “Prior to joining the State Department, Hammond served as a spokesman for former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich’s presidential campaign, then ran his own public relations firm.”
HUNTSMAN SAYS “ZERO TRUST” BETWEEN U.S. + RUSSIA
The Moscow Times reports, “In his first major interview with Russian media published Monday, the new U.S. ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman said he plans to restore trust between the two countries, despite worsening relations.” In the interview with Vedomosti, Ambassador Huntsman said, “I only just started and I can say that there is zero trust”.
From The Moscow Times.
U.S. TO CUT RUSSIA’S PUNISHMENT SHORT + START ISSUING VISAS, AGAIN!
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty reports, “U.S. consulates in three Russian cities will resume interviews for nonimmigrant-visa applicants next week, less than four months after those operations were suspended following Moscow’s order for deep cuts in U.S. diplomatic staff.” Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty notes, “In a statement on December 4, the U.S. Embassy in Moscow said the consulates in St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg, and Vladivostok ‘will begin to offer limited interviews for nonimmigrant visas’ on December 11.” Punishment!
RADIO FREE EUROPE/RADIO LIBERTY, VOICE OF AMERICA “FOREIGN AGENTS”
Reuters reports, “Russia designated Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) and Voice of America (VOA) as ‘foreign agents’ on Tuesday, a move aimed at complicating their work in retaliation for what Moscow says is unacceptable U.S. pressure on Russian media.”
—–INDICTMENT ROCK CITY—–
WAIT A MINUTE, MR. POSTMAN
Axios reports, “K.T. McFarland, President Trump’s former Deputy National Security Advisor testified in a Senate hearing that she knew nothing of Michael Flynn’s contacts with then-Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak. However, she discussed those contacts at the time over email”. But her emails?! Axios recalls, “McFarland was ousted from the White House in April but later nominated by Trump to serve as ambassador to Singapore. She testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in July as part of the confirmation process, and was asked about Flynn and Kislyak’s communications.”
TRUMP DIRECTED CHANGES TO RNC PLATFORM ON UKRAINE
NPR reports, “Diana Denman, a Republican delegate who supported arming U.S. allies in Ukraine, has told people that Trump aide J.D. Gordon said at the Republican Convention in 2016 that Trump directed him to support weakening that position in the official platform.” NPR adds, “Denman is scheduled to meet this week with the House and Senate Intelligence committees to discuss what she saw”.
ON DECK FOR THE WEEK: UDAY + FELIX SATER
The New York Daily News reports, “Donald Trump Jr. is due to appear before the [House intelligence] committee on Wednesday and Felix Sater, a Russian-American who was a former Trump business associate who claimed deep ties to Moscow, on Thursday, the source said. Neither session will be public.” According to Realtor.com, Sater just put his Long Island home on the market for $2.5 million.
DARKNESS AT NUNES CONTINUES TO RUN INTERFERENCE
USA Today reports, “House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes has directed his staff to prepare a contempt of Congress resolution against FBI Director Christopher Wray and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein for ‘hiding’ a top agent’s alleged political bias against President Trump”. USA Today adds, “Nunes is taking the action in response to the removal of FBI agent Peter Strzok from special counsel Robert Mueller’s team”. (Merch plug: get your DARKNESS AT NUNES tote bag today!)
From USA Today.
PODESTA BEFORE HOUSE INTEL COMMITTEE AFTER “REVELATIONS”
The Hill reports, “The House Intelligence Committee on Monday afternoon interviewed John Podesta”. The Hill adds, “The committee was ‘following up on questions we had as a result of subsequent revelations with respect to Fusion and Glenn Simpson,’ Conaway said, an apparent reference to the recent disclosure that Clinton’s campaign and the Democratic National Committee (DNC) helped fund a controversial dossier of opposition research”. Still unclear: why it is a scandal that the opposition funds opposition research and hires professionals to do it. Revelations?
From The Hill.
ROHRABACHER, WASSERMAN SCHULZ TO BE INTERVIEWED BY HOUSE INTEL
CNN reports, “Two senior lawmakers will be questioned by the House Intelligence Committee as part of the panel’s Russia investigation,” adding, “The intelligence panel is expected to speak with California Republican Rep. Dana Rohrabacher and Florida Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz later this month”.
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YOUR TAX DOLLARS AT WORK: DOD PAYS EXORBITANT TRUMP TOWER FEES
Vanity Fair reports on Trump Tower and notes, “According to The Wall Street Journal, which obtained a copy of the lease, the Pentagon had agreed to pay $2.39 million of taxpayers’ money for an 18-month rental, or a head-spinning $130,000 a month.” Vanity Fair adds, “The Pentagon’s rent bill is about three times the next-highest rent in Trump Tower—$50,000 a month in 2016 for a slightly larger unfurnished apartment—at a time when both sales and rentals in the building have slumped.” The Pentagon is renting the unit adjacent to Trump’s from someone who does not have the surname Trump. Nonetheless, does one imagine they do not see a cent?
From Vanity Fair.
SOUND FAMILIAR, TRUMPISTAN?
The Guardian recalls, “It began at exactly 10pm on 26 April, 2007, when a Russian-speaking mob began rioting in the streets of Tallinn, the capital city of Estonia, killing one person and wounding dozens of others. That incident resonates powerfully in some of the recent conflicts in the US. In 2007, the Estonian government had announced that a bronze statue of a heroic second world war Soviet soldier was to be removed from a central city square.” Sound familiar? That evening, “The websites of the parliament, major universities, and national newspapers were crashing.” The Guardian notes, “A digital attack on Estonia had begun.” The Guardian continues, “Over the following two nights, as the street battles began to wane, the attacks on Estonia’s technological infrastructure picked up. The authorities were slow to recognise what was happening. It wasn’t until 24 hours later when the national defence minister realised he was unable to log on to the ruling party’s website that they knew they had a major problem on their hands. Then the mail server for parliament crashed. News sites began to falter. Some of the country’s most widely read publications disappeared altogether.” The Guardian notes, “The digital firepower arrayed against Estonia was massive and intense. One thousand data packets per hour were travelling through the country’s networks on the first day. On the second day, it was 2,000 per hour. At its highest point, it was 4m per second.” Then, “Finally, on 19 May, 2007, the attacks were stopped. The Estonians had implemented a simple, almost absurdly sad solution: they pulled the plug. The most wired country in the world severed its international electronic connections and largely disappeared from the internet, bringing what military historians now call the first internet war to an abrupt halt. It was a decisive victory for whoever had perpetrated the attacks.” While no one ever claimed responsibility, “Russia was responsible.” As The Guardian keenly observes, “Russia may be the world’s most open cyberwarfare aggressor –but it’s far from the only one. Iran, Israel, North Korea and the United States, and perhaps other countries, are all active. Permanent globalized digital warfare might become the new cost of living in a connected world.” Fun! Keep buying your listening devices that talk to you Americans, learn nothing from the history of domestic spying in places like East Germany. America, some day you will reinvent the wheel just keep at it!
From The Guardian.
ACCORDING TO HISTORY, FULL SLAUGHTER IS MORE THAN POSSIBLE NOW
More bummers care of the history of human civilization! Foreign Policy notes, “Donald Trump’s retweeting of anti-Muslim propaganda videos is the most un-American thing he has done as president. I could just as well end this article here, as the truth of this statement should be self-evident. But let me explain,” because, you know, we have been so exposed to the normalization of evil and Nazi KKK freakshow racists for well over a year now, it begs recollecting what sanity is and sounds like. Foreign Policy adds, “Some of the greatest crimes in human history have begun with moments like this one. Social scientists agree that attacks on an entire class of people — whether identified by their race, religion, education, or any other distinguishing characteristic — do not happen spontaneously. First the mob has to be primed. The targeted group has to be demonized through a campaign of hateful misinformation, always presented as legitimate information by people in positions of trust. Then the signal for violence falls on ready ears.” Of course, “It happened this way in Germany, Cambodia, Rwanda, and countless other sites of genocide, ethnic cleansing, and mass persecution. The pamphlets, megaphones, and radio broadcasts came before the pogroms, murders, and forced relocations,” Foreign Policy notes. Trumpistan, your glorious future great state is indistinguishable from a killing field! But keep reinventing the wheel and expecting different results, maybe, just maybe the earth is flat too!
From Foreign Policy.
ACTIVE MEASURES WATCH: OF T REX + SANCTIONS
The Jamestown Foundation reports in its review of the Russian press, “in Russian business-political circles that the US State Department under Trump has not been particularly active in preparing new sanctions, so the news about the possible departure of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson brings more worries”. Therefore, the Jamestown Foundation notes, “It is in the Middle East that Russia tries to amass assets usable for bargaining with the US and thus discouraging the introduction of really hard-hitting sanctions,” citing Syria, Israel and Libya but Egypt and possibly Saudi could be added to the list. The Jamestown Foundation notes, however, Putin “thought that in the course of last year’s US presidential campaign he finally managed to connect with American political corruption, but that breakthrough has inflicted massive damage to Russia’s international status and keeps backfiring. He cannot admit any wrongdoing or, even worse, mistakes, and can neither shelter his courtiers from escalating punishment nor give them compensation for the growing damage.” It is all very, very bad in other words. Outlook: hazy with a side of transnational mafia tactics.
From The Jamestown Foundation.
TRUMP’S UN PICK ANOTHER ROTTING SACK OF HATEFUL FLESH
CNN reports, “President Donald Trump’s pick for a top post at the United Nations repeatedly praised far-right provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos and shared disparaging memes about prominent Democrats and progressives on social media.” According to CNN, “Patrick Murray, a former Army officer and two-time congressional candidate, was nominated by Trump in May to be the alternate representative for special political affairs to the United Nations. Murray’s nomination was approved by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in August and he awaits full Senate confirmation.” CNN adds, “On Facebook, Murray praised Yiannopoulos multiple times in 2016, writing comments of approval like ‘Milo rocks,’ ‘preach, Milo!,’ and ‘clone this guy’ while sharing videos of Yiannopoulos denouncing campus safe spaces, arguing that Britain should leave the European Union to stop Muslim immigration and talking about the 2016 presidential election.” Great, so he is primed for the forthcoming slaughter, in other words!
GERMANS SEE TRUMP AS BIGGER THREAT THAN NORTH KOREA
Reuters reports, “Germans see U.S. President Donald Trump as a bigger challenge for German foreign policy than authoritarian leaders in North Korea, Russia or Turkey, according to a survey by the Koerber Foundation.” More great news from our allies and further proof “America First” is indeed indistinguishable from dragging the country from the back of a truck.
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