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—–BREAKING—–

 

FRESH CHEMICAL ATTACK AGAINST CIVILIANS IN ALLY OF TRUMP’S FRIENDS

ABC News reports, “As the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad was accused of another chemical weapons attack, the Trump administration is trying to rally international condemnation of the regime and increase pressure on Russia to rein in its ally.” Odds Trump has nothing to do with this rallying against Assad are very high. Citing AP reports, ABC News adds, “According to activists and rescue teams, Assad’s government launched an attack with suspected poisonous gas that affected at least 20 civilians in a rebel-held suburb near Damascus”. ABC News notes, “The area, known as eastern Ghouta, is an enclave of rebel support in a part of the country that Assad has long dominated during the country’s near seven-year-old war. It has been under siege by the Assad regime for years now, but despite a ceasefire agreed to over the summer, the regime has starved and bombed the area for the past few months.” If your enemy’s enemy is your friend then are your friend’s friends your friends? We the American people with brains have no illusion that our fake Russian bullshit president gives a damn about any of our lives after using Twitter to repeatedly taunt North Korea over nukes or sit back idly and labeling the investigation into the Trump regime’s ties to Russia a hoax while our fellow citizens and intelligence services, allies are under attack. Why wouldn’t the barbarous Assad regime, aligned with Russia, represent the sort of non-leadership Trump mistakes for strength? Anyone? Anyone at all?

From ABC News.

 

FBI DIRECTOR THREATENED TO RESIGN OVER PRESSURE TO FIRE DEPUTY

Axios reports, “Attorney General Jeff Sessions — at the public urging of President Donald Trump — has been pressuring FBI Director Christopher Wray to fire Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, but Wray threatened to resign if McCabe was removed”. Axios adds, “Wray’s resignation under those circumstances would have created a media firestorm. The White House — understandably gun-shy after the Comey debacle — didn’t want that scene, so McCabe remains.” Gun-shy or pee-shy? According to Axios, “Sessions told White House Counsel Don McGahn about how upset Wray was about the pressure on him to fire McCabe, and McGahn told Sessions this issue wasn’t worth losing the FBI Director over”. Who’s afraid of the guy who has Watergate’s “Deep Throat” (W. Mark Felt, then Deputy Director of the FBI) job today?

From Axios.

 

DYNCORP HEAD TO LEAD TRUMP’S INTEL ADVISORY BOARD

Foreign Policy reports, “Trump has zeroed in on a group of personal advisors on intelligence matters, and Stephen Feinberg, a billionaire financier who has angled for a position in the White House for nearly a year, is top on the list to lead it. Feinberg will lead the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board”. Trump and intelligence are an oxymoron. Let us never forget when confronted with the sheer horrific reality of what Russia may have over him by our top spies in January 2017, the fake Russian president lashed out and likened the intelligence community to “Nazi Germany,” something he knows something about for completely different reasons entirely. Foreign Policy notes, “Feinberg is the CEO of private investment firm Cerberus Capital Management, which owns the private security firm DynCorp International. Over the past summer, Feinberg and Blackwater founder Erik Prince both pitched plans for a private military force in Afghanistan to the White House.” Prince claims no knowledge of Feinberg’s forthcoming role. Foreign Policy notes, “The board, created in 1956 by President Dwight D. Eisenhower, has typically been composed of independent experts in business and academia, or retired military and intelligence professionals. The members serve in an unpaid capacity as a personal resource for the president on intelligence matters”. Foreign Policy adds, “Previous candidates who turned down the leadership role include tech magnate Peter Thiel and Oracle executive Safra Catz; the latter may still be considering membership on the board. A spokesperson for her company, Oracle, declined to comment on whether Catz will be participating as a member.”

From Foreign Policy.

 

DEUTSCHE BANK DENIES REPORT ON PRINCELING JARED’S FINANCES

Reuters reports, “Deutsche Bank on Monday denied a magazine report that said that the bank had reported to German banking supervisors suspicious funds associated with Jared Kushner”. Reuters recalls, “German monthly Manager Magazin reported last week that Deutsche Bank has indications that Kushner, or people or companies close to him, have identified suspicious flows of funds through the bank. The report also said that Deutsche Bank reported its suspicions to German financial watchdog BaFin.” The bank claims it is taking legal action. Meanwhile Kushner’s father, an ex-con convicted of multiple federal crimes and spent 14 months in the slammer in Alabama, told The Washington Post, “We are not at all concerned.”

From Reuters and The Washington Post.

 

MYSTERY PAL OF BANNON’S INTERVIEWED BY MUELLER

Axios reports, “Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team has been talking with George Nader, a little-known Bannon associate who boasts of his well-placed connections in the Middle East”. Axios adds, “Nader has spoken with Mueller’s team at least twice,” adding, “Mueller’s team has brought Nader in for questioning in the past week.” So who is this guy no one has heard of? Axios notes, “Nader visited the White House frequently during the early months of the Trump administration. He became friendly with former chief strategist Steve Bannon, visiting his office regularly. A source familiar with the White House meetings said Jared Kushner also met Nader. After asking around about Nader, Kushner decided not to continue meeting with him”. Wow, someone whose bullshit does not pass Kushner’s smell test! So who is he really? We have no clue! But Axios adds, “Nader represented himself as being personally close to Mohammed bin Zayed — the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces. But several sources who’ve observed Nader in action say he frequently name-drops, and that while he might be part of MbZ’s extended entourage, it’s unclear how influential he actually is. A number of well-connected and experienced Middle East hands in Washington told me they’d never heard of Nader. I could only find a few people who have met him. Nobody was quite clear about what he does for a living.”

From Axios.

 

AS GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN, DEATH CULT REPS PLOT INTERFERENCE

The Washington Examiner reports, “House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte and House Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy met with House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes over the weekend to discuss next steps for the memo that details alleged abuses by the Intelligence Committee.” You know what never sleeps? The death cult GOP plotting how to rob future generations of a free and democratic nation! The Washington Examiner adds, “If a decision is made for a public release, the timeframe would probably be two to three weeks”. Planning it to coincide with future indictments per chance? The Washington Examiner reports, “The four-page report, which was made available to the entire House on Thursday and has since been viewed by at least 180 members as of Sunday, is said to outline misuse of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act by the Obama administration. Meanwhile, the FBI has yet to see the memo.” Recall, “Unnamed individuals who spoke with the Washington Post said the memo contains assertions that seek to discredit Fusion GPS, the opposition research firm that hired former British spy Christopher Steele”. Shock! That’s so unlike DARKNESS AT NUNES and his death cult allies who are all submissive Russian whores, or in the best case, truly useless idiots.

From The Washington Examiner.

 

VOLKER CONFIRMS TALKS WITH SURKOV FOR JANUARY 26 IN DUBAI

Voice of America reports, “U.S. Special Envoy for Ukraine Kurt Volker says he is scheduled to hold a new round of talks with Russian presidential aide Vladislav Surkov in Dubai on Jan. 26. Volker told VOA’s Ukrainian Service that he will arrive in eastern Ukraine on Wednesday and stop in Kyiv on Thursday, before heading to Dubai to discuss the war in eastern Ukraine and prospects for the introduction and possible format of the peacekeeping mission.”

From Voice of America.

 

RUSSIAN SPY SHIP SPOTTED OFF NORTH CAROLINA COAST

CNN reports, “The Russian spy ship, the Viktor Leonov was spotted 100 miles south east of Wilmington, NC in international waters, according to a US military official, just days after the vessel was seen leaving the capital of Trinidad and Tobago, Port of Spain. Two US military officials said the Russian ship is being tracked by the USS Cole and other naval assets.” CNN adds, “It was unclear at the time where the vessel was heading but the official said the spy ship has typically travelled up the eastern seaboard near Cape Canaveral, King’s Bay, Norfolk and New London in the past. All these locations are home to US naval installations.” Evidently, “The Russian ship routinely performs this mission.” Remember: Russia only respects strength. In Trump they have a flaccid puppet.

From CNN.

 

ROSNEFT CEO IGOR SECHIN BOASTS OF GERMAN INVESTMENTS

Russian state-run TASS reports, “Russian state-owned oil company Rosneft plans to invest at least 600 million euros in the development of projects in Germany in five years, the company’s CEO Igor Sechin told a press conference.” Russian state-run TASS adds, “According to him, in 2017, Rosneft supplied 21 million tonnes of oil to Germany and deliveries for the last 8 years totaled 153 million tonnes.” Russian state-run TASS notes, “In December 2016, Rosneft and British BP completed the deal to dismantle the Ruhr Oel GmbH (ROG) refinery and petrochemical joint venture (JV) in Germany. As a result of that restructuring, Rosneft increased its stakes in several refineries in Germany.”

From Russian state-run TASS.

 

ORTHODOX BISHOP BREAKS WITH PUTIN

The Telegraph reports, “A Russian Orthodox bishop has advised the faithful not to vote for Vladimir Putin when he stands for re-election in March, a nearly unheard of occurrence in the loyal church.” Imagine this is big news in your country for a moment and welcome to the horrors of the Trumpistani future. The Telegraph notes, “The angry statement marked the first time an acting bishop has spoken against supporting the current president, according to the independent newspaper Novaya Gazeta”. However, “it was motivated by Mr Putin’s perceived impiety rather than political differences.” The Telegraph adds, “Bishop Yevtikhy Kurochkin of the epiphany cathedral in the Siberian city of Ishim wrote on his page on VK, Russia’s most popular social network, that he could no longer follow his ‘desire to vote for Putin’ following ‘blasphemous’ remarks by the president.” The Telegraph reports, “The bishop was angered by comments in a state television film about Valaam, an island of monasteries and churches in Lake Ladoga where the president has a holiday home. Mr Putin had argued that the Soviet regime had ‘adapted’ Christian ideas for its communist ideology, including in its mummification of Vladimir Lenin, whose body remains on display on Red Square.” Sideshow much?

From The Telegraph.

 

FAKE KREMLIN OPPOSITION CANDIDATE HAS SIGNATURES FOR BALLOT

ABC News reports, “Ksenia Sobchak, a former reality TV star-turned-journalist running against Russia’s President Vladimir Putin in the country’s election this year, has gathered enough signatures to get on the ballot.” So how is she allowed on the ballot and real opposition candidate Alexey Navalny is not — to say nothing of the fate of his volunteers, offices across Russia and foundation for running his campaign? ABC News adds, “In a post on its website, Sobchak’s campaign said she had obtained over 101,000 signatures, putting her around 10,000 over the threshold required to be registered as a candidate by Russia’s central election commission.” Newsflash: no real opposition to Putin is allowed anywhere near the ballot in Russia’s “elections”.

From ABC News.

 

—–INDICTMENT ROCK CITY—–

 

TO LOVE SOMEBODY

The Washington Post reports, “the fiancee of George Papadopoulos, the former Trump campaign adviser who pleaded guilty in October to lying to the FBI about his Russia contacts and is cooperating with special counsel Robert S. Mueller III, says he is being miscast.” Simona Mangiante, who for completely unknown reasons is not leaving Papadopoulos like any sane, normal person, said, “I believe history will remember him like John Dean”. Mangiante is “referring to the former White House counsel who pleaded guilty to his role in the Watergate coverup and then became a key witness against other aides to President Richard Nixon.” The Washington Post adds, “Without offering specifics, Mangiante said there is much more that has not yet been told publicly about Papadopoulos’ 10 months as an informal national security adviser to Trump and his interactions with a London-based professor who told Papadopoulos, according to court filings, that the Russians had ‘dirt’ on Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.” Russia: expertly exposing the deranged in nearly every society it comes into contact with.

From The Washington Post.

 

—–KNOW YOUR ENEMY—–

 

VTB BANK HEAD ANDREY KOSTIN PUTS ON A POKER FACE

Reuters reports, “Andrey Kostin, the head of Russian state bank VTB and an ally of President Vladimir Putin, said there was a high risk his name would be added to a new U.S. list of people close to Vladimir Putin, but that he was unfazed by the prospect.” Reuters notes, ‘The United States is drawing up a list of Russians with close connections to Putin after U.S. President Donald Trump signed a new sanctions package into law designed to punish Moscow for its alleged meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.” Reuters adds, “VTB, which is a cornerstone of Russia’s financial sector and has helped facilitate many large, politically important deals, is already under Western sanctions imposed over Russia’s role in the Ukraine crisis, but Kostin is not under personal sanctions.” Kostin draws from his Soviet shithole past in putting on a game face: “To be honest, I am not very afraid of this (the risk of personal inclusion on the list). My generation grew up when they didn’t let you go anywhere abroad,” adding, “(Not being able to use foreign) bank accounts? Thank God there is VTB where we can keep our money”. However, “Kostin said the existing Western sanctions had proved ineffective, though he added that they had delayed plans for VTB’s privatization.”

From Reuters.

 

WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON WITH ESTONIA’S MAGNITSKY ACT LIST?

Up North reports, “Despite being the first nation to adopt global Magnitsky human rights legislation, Estonia has been slow to add any names to its list.” Up North adds Estonia was “the first nation in the world to adopt the innovative law which targets global human rights abuser with visa entry bans and asset freezes.” However, “thirteen months after the legislation passed, the Estonian government has yet to fully implement this new global human rights tool and has so far, rejected the addition of any names to the the list of sanctioned individuals.” There must be no human rights abusers in the whole world worthy of inclusion! And Trump is really great and mermaids are real! Up North adds, “The long delay in implementation is made curious by the fact that a portion of the stolen Russian funds that Magnitsky discovered, were allegedly laundered through an Estonian based bank. In October of last year, a French judge opened an investigation into USD $17.8 million that had been transferred to France from Danske Bank’s Estonian branch between 2008 and 2011.” Up North notes, “Despite its otherwise strong anti-corruption bona fides (Estonia ranks among the top 25 least corrupt countries in the world according to Transparency International), Estonian authorities have been oddly reluctant to publicly address the Danske Bank issue. And that hesitation is starting to raise eyebrows among some activists.”

From Up North.

 

—–DISINFO WARS—–

 

OPERATION: HUSH MONEY STORMY

The Washington Post reports, “The confidentiality settlement reportedly paid to an adult-film star who said she had an affair with Donald Trump years before he became president may have violated campaign finance laws, a watchdog group alleged Monday.” The Washington Post adds, “In a pair of federal complaints, Common Cause, a nonprofit government watchdog group, argued that the settlement amounted to an unreported in-kind contribution to Trump’s campaign. The group called on the Justice Department and Federal Election Commission to investigate.” The Washington Post notes, “This settlement should have been considered a campaign expense ‘because the funds were paid for the purpose of influencing the 2016 presidential general election,’ Paul S. Ryan, a campaign finance expert at the group, said in a letter addressed to Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein. The pair of complaints filed by Common Cause said that the source of the $130,000 payment remains unknown, but they added that regardless of where it originated — even ‘if Donald J. Trump provided the funds’ — the money was aimed at affecting the election and then never reported.” So where did the funds come from? Our fake Russian bullshit president is notoriously cash strapped for a self-proclaimed billionaire and Stormy herself spoke to the press out of fear he would stiff her. Follow the money! When it comes to the Trump trash klan that often seems to lead to their great friends in Russia.

From The Washington Post.

 

PRINCESS GARBAGE BAG A “PASSIONATE ADVOCATE” FOR WOMEN NO MORE

Vogue reports, “At some point, likely while thousands of women across the country took to the streets for the second annual Women’s March, Trump deleted ‘passionate advocate for the education and empowerment of women and girls’ from her Twitter profile. It now contains the requisite ‘wife, mother, sister, daughter’ and describes her in more generic, less female-focused terms as ‘advisor to POTUS on job creation and economic empowerment, workforce development, and entrepreneurship.’” Or to be more blunt about how much bullshit this role is, she’s just Daddy’s little girl overstepping her boundaries and inflating her own sense of importance as no one with a brain or lacking the surname Trump takes her or her damn fool of a husband squeaky voice seriously. Women are complicated but princess trashbag is not so much: she will stand by Daddy as he grabs pussy, fucks porn stars, and uses all manner of misogyny to attack every actually credible woman all while sparing his precious Aryan princess trashbag. She was so passionate about her advocacy that millions of American women taking to the streets to protest against her pussy grabbing papa turned her on the cause. Quelle surprise! It is no secret that the only thing the Trump trash family is a “passionate advocate” for is their bank accounts. As Vogue notes, “Ivanka could never be confused with someone who actually cares about supporting women. We gave up on her long ago. Maybe she’s finally giving up, too.” Oh gosh no, she’s just a bitter and absurd piece of trash.

From Vogue.

 

RUSSIAN BOTS BOOST #SCHUMERSHUTDOWN WHEN TRUMP OWNS IT

Newsweek reports, “As government closure reaches day three, it emerged that President Donald Trump’s supporters on Twitter got a boost from the Russians in blaming Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer for the federal shutdown.” Newsweek adds, “As of 10 p.m. Sunday evening, #SchumerShutdown was the top trending hashtag promoted by Russian propaganda bots on Twitter, according to a bipartisan national security group. The Alliance for Securing Democracy found that #SchumerShutdown had exploded among Russian influence networks.”

From Newsweek.

 

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

 

MAN BITES DOG À LA RUSSE

The Telegraph reports, “A hunter has been fatally shot by his own dog in a freak accident in Russia.” Is it a freak accident or is it just Russia being the completely backwards place we have all learned it is over the passed long two years? According to The Telegraph, “The 64-year-old man, who local media identified as Sergei Terekhov, had gone hunting with his brother in a remote area in the Saratov region near the Volga river,” when, “The tragic turn of events occurred when Mr Terekhov went to let two Estonian hounds out of his Lada car. Quoting an investigator, local news site Region 64 reported that Mr Terekhov’s double-barrelled shotgun had been resting against his knee and was pointing toward him.” First rule of gun safety: do not ever point the barrel at yourself. But in Russia what is safety? The Telegraph adds, “His brother drove him to the hospital, but he died of his wounds on the way.” Sad!

From The Telegraph.

 

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