CALL OFF THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE FOR NOW! MAKE IT IN LITERATURE!
POLITICO reports, “North Korea signaled its willingness to engage in talks with the United States ‘at any time, at any format,’ just hours after President Donald Trump on Thursday canceled his planned summit with Kim Jong Un and scolded the North Korean leader in a letter for ‘tremendous anger and open hostility’ while bluntly reminding Kim of the United States’ nuclear prowess.” Do read the letter and as you do, remember, this shit is real. Swap out your peace prize recommendations for literature ones as well. POLITICO notes, “The [North Koreans’] conciliatory language stood in contrast to a statement, made overnight Wednesday, in which another vice minister of foreign affairs, Choe Son Hui, warned that Pyongyang could ‘make the U.S. taste an appalling tragedy it has neither experienced nor even imagined.’” POLITICO adds, “The scuttling of the summit, which had been scheduled for June 12 in Singapore, is a blow to U.S. efforts to persuade North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons, as well as Trump’s desire to land a legacy-making deal with the hermetic nation.” POLITICO notes, “Trump and his aides sought to pin the blame for the canceled meeting entirely on North Korea. During a televised public address midday Thursday from the White House’s Roosevelt Room, Trump directly linked the decision to recent inflammatory remarks made by North Korean officials. In her statement, issued through official state media, Choe had said that if talks were canceled, the U.S. and North Korea could instead engage in a ‘nuclear-to-nuclear showdown.’” POLITICO adds, “She also referred to Vice President Mike Pence as a “political dummy“ for his recent comments defending national security adviser John Bolton. Bolton had suggested that the U.S. wanted to pursue a nuclear deal with North Korea similar to the one it struck with Libyan dictator Muammar Qadhafi in the early 2000s. But North Korea took that as a negative sign because Qadhafi was ousted and killed several years after giving up his nuclear program.” At least we all know how small Trump’s button is now, except of course those who continue to drink the Kool Aid of disinformation the death cult has on offer 24 hours a day through such outlets as Fox News and The Daily Caller and the Russian state-run outlets. For them, Twitler is a Supreme Leader’s Supreme Leader.
“SPYGATE”: NO EVIDENCE IS NOT NO INCENTIVE TO CREATE CONSPIRACIES
BuzzFeed News reports, “Congressional leaders on Thursday participated in an unusual pair of meetings with administration officials to discuss the FBI’s use of an informant in its counterintelligence investigation into the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia in 2016. Democrats who attended the meetings said there was ‘no evidence’ presented to support the claim repeatedly made by President Donald Trump in recent days that the FBI placed a ‘spy’ in the Trump campaign. The meetings — which took place in different locations with overlapping but different attendees — were both led by FBI and DOJ officials and also included Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats.” No evidence however is not the same as no incentives to create and embellish cockamamie conspiracy theories. BuzzFeed News adds, “The meetings came out of ongoing requests by two House Republicans — House Intelligence Committee Chair Devin Nunes and House Oversight Committee Chair Trey Gowdy — to review the classified materials related to an FBI informant. Multiple outlets have identified that informant as professor Stefan Halper, who reportedly met with three members of the Trump campaign: Carter Page, George Papadopoulos, and Sam Clovis during the campaign.” BuzzFeed notes, “After the briefings, Schiff issued a statement on behalf of the Democrats. ‘Nothing we heard today has changed our view that there is no evidence to support any allegation that the FBI or any intelligence agency placed a spy in the Trump campaign or otherwise failed to follow appropriate procedures or protocols,’ he told reporters.” Lack of evidence will not stop allegations, only the wholesale destruction of all mechanisms of accountability will! Also of note is the White House making its presence felt in what is the totally inappropriate attendance of “both White House chief of staff John Kelly and White House lawyer Emmet Flood, who recently took over from Ty Cobb as the White House’s lead lawyer on the Russia investigation,” in “both meetings.” Remember when the death cult GOP screamed bloody murder about then Attorney General Loretta Lynch meeting Bill Clinton on the airport tarmac during the campaign? Well now the White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said, “Neither Chief Kelly nor Mr. Flood actually attended the meetings but did make brief remarks before the meetings started to relay the President’s desire for as much openness as possible under the law. They also conveyed the President’s understanding of the need to protect human intelligence services and the importance of communication between the branches of government,” which is all bullshit lies. The system is burning and some day we will have to recreate something from the charred carcass of a formerly prosperous, democratic nation. The only real hope now can be found in postwar Germany.
From BuzzFeed News.
CLAPPER TALKS OF “PARALLELISM” BETWEEN TRUMP + RUSSIA
CNN reports, “Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper suggested there was a ‘parallelism’ between the Russia and the Trump campaign during the 2016 presidential election”. Clapper told CNN, “The parallelism between what the Trump campaign was doing and saying and what the Russians were doing and saying was remarkably parallel, particularly when it came to attacks on Hillary Clinton, all her alleged physical and mental maladies, and there was almost an echo chamber between the two”. CNN notes, “Clapper’s comments came during a discussion about his book ‘Facts and Fears’ at George Washington University.”
SPECIAL COUNSEL EXAMINING ROGER STONE’S FINANCES
CNN reports, “Special counsel Robert Mueller’s team has been probing Roger Stone’s finances as it summons a series of witnesses to gather more information about one of President Donald Trump’s longtime advisers,” adding, “Mueller’s team has questioned associates about Stone’s finances”. CNN notes, “The special counsel recently subpoenaed John P. Kakanis, who has worked as Stone’s assistant and has insight into some of Stone’s business deals”.
EMAILS SHOW STONE SOUGHT CLINTON DIRT FROM WIKILEAKS J-ASS
The Wall Street Journal reports, “Former Trump campaign adviser Roger Stone privately sought information he considered damaging to Hillary Clinton from WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange during the 2016 presidential campaign, according to emails”.
From The Wall Street Journal.
WIKILEAKS J-ASS MAY GET THE BOOT FROM ECUADOR’S LONDON EMBASSY
CNN reports, “Julian Assange’s nearly six-year refuge at the Ecuadorian embassy in London is in danger, opening the WikiLeaks founder to arrest by British authorities and potential extradition to the US,” or more likely just coming under totally obvious Russian tutelage. Bring. It. On. CNN adds, “While Assange has in the past claimed his position in the embassy was under threat, sources say his current situation is ‘unusually bad’ and that he could leave the embassy ‘any day now,’ either because he will be forced out or made to feel so restricted that he might choose to leave on his own.” Which means the Russians will probably have to take him in directly as their house pet, ending all pre-text that he is, was and forever will be anything other than their boy, until some richer john comes along. Of course Russia adopting J-Ass could cast a very negative light on Trump’s repeated statements of adoration for J-Ass and his organization during the campaign before the coup. As usual though CNN does not see reality for what it is noting instead, “Assange’s exit from the embassy could open a new phase for US investigators eager to find out what he knows,” as if Russia will not take him in immediately, either at their embassy or some sort of protected annex such as the ambassador’s residence or aboard a one way plane to Moscow. Unlike Washington these days, Russia does not hang its loyal assets out to dry so fast.
NOW ARYAN PRINCESS IVANKA GETS A FULL SECURITY CLEARANCE, TOO
Well the empire has no security and you cannot burn it all down because it is already ashes as Axios reports, “Ivanka Trump’s security clearance was upgraded to full Top Secret at the same time as Jared Kushner’s upgrade on May 1”. This means the two kids have cleared FBI background checks at a time when Daddy is screaming that the FBI is a deep state conspiracy out to destroy him. How does this work? And how does anyone sleep at night knowing these two, with their myriad ties to transnational mafias based largely out of Russia and Israel, have access to our nation’s greatest secrets? Doesn’t that strike anyone else as odd?
NEW FARABOOK, TWITTER AD RULES BECAUSE GREED WAS ALMOST COSTLY
CNN reports, “Facebook on Thursday began following a long-held practice of the television and newspaper industry: Labeling political ads.” Why the hell this took so long and was not implemented sooner can be attributed wholly to greed and negligence; only when greed became costly was it time for the media company, which still insists it is a platform, to change. And boy did FARAbook fight it even “after the US intelligence community reported Russia used social media to meddle in the 2016 presidential election”. Now “Facebook will require advertisers to provide a picture of their government-issued ID, the last four digits of their Social Security number, and a US mailing address,” because it is not as if none of this is available on the black market and Russia has not spent years buying up all the personal info of U.S. citizens. Ads will “now include a label saying what organization paid for it,” CNN notes, adding, “On Thursday, Twitter also announced it would be implementing new rules for political advertisers. Ads will be labeled and organizations buying ads will need to provide their Federal Election Commission ID.” Twitter’s rules won’t come into effect until later this summer though because they have gotten away with so much feet dragging, why not keep on keeping on? After all Zuck is sorry for his role but not that sorry as The Financial Times headline notes, “Facebook refuses to compensate users affected by Cambridge Analytica leak.” Money talks all else walks.
VNESHECONOMBANK’S SERGEY GORKOV, TIED TO JARED, OUSTED
The Financial Times reports the “Russian banker linked to Jared Kushner ousted from VEB,” which adds, “Sergey Gorkov to be replaced at ailing state lender by Putin ally Igor Shuvalov,” less you had any bizarre misconceptions about the banking sector in Russia being somehow privately owned and not tied to the state. And yet clown princeling Jared got a security clearance this week anyways because our system is crumbling before our very eyes. At least there are consequences in Russia, by contrast?
From The Financial Times.
THE UK’S BORIS JOHNSON IS AS GULLIBLE/USELESS AS MIKE POMPEO
BBC News reports, “Boris Johnson has been targeted by a Russian prank caller pretending to be the new prime minister of Armenia. In a recording posted online, the UK foreign secretary congratulates the caller on his election and goes on to discuss UK-Russia relations, the Salisbury poisoning and Syria.” Most hilariously if the lives of one of our nation’s great allies were not affected by such asshattery, Johnson “also expresses surprise and interest when the caller claims President Putin is ‘influencing’ Jeremy Corbyn.” That is a shock to no one but Boris Johnson. BBC News notes, “The UK government believes the Kremlin was behind the call.” Additionally, “Mr Johnson also jokes about the number of Russian oligarchs living in London,” because haha it is only the West that is burning as Johnson jokes, “You throw a stone in Kensington and you’ll hit an oligarch, some of them are close to Putin and some of them aren’t,” which is just more wishful thinking as they all are. To cover its ass, “The Foreign Office said Mr Johnson realised the call was a hoax,” but who cares?! The truth is irrelevant! Hoax! Hoax! Just scream it enough until the idiot electorate believes the lie is the truth and all things truthful are lies!
From BBC News.
CITIZENS OF TRUMPISTAN, EUROPEAN SECURITY WILL ALSO BE SHATTERED
Reuters reports, “A political row over Europe’s energy security is not hindering preparatory work for the subsea Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline from Russia to Germany, with dredging work starting off the Baltic coast last week.” News flash: construction on this controversial pipeline likely started way before last week if you know anything about pipelines, construction and the time it takes to build one. Reuters adds, “The new pipeline, an initiative of Russia’s Gazprom and five European companies, will double Russia’s export capacity of 55 billion cubic meters to Germany,” and it will obliterate European security in the process! Reuters notes, “Dredgers started preparatory work for a trench for the two pipeline strings in the Greifswald bay off Germany’s Baltic coast last week. Gas is due to start flowing at the end of 2019.” Sorry folks, this means it is more than starting, it is underway! Do you love your children? Do you want to see grandchildren? Ha! Wave them goodbye as we are now officially on the eve of destruction. Boom! There goes another blast to build the pipeline and the future.
US UKRAINE ENVOY KURT VOLKER: NORDSTREAM2 HURTS UKRAINE
Interfax Ukraine reports, “U.S. Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations Kurt Volker says he believes that the launch of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline will put Ukraine in a vulnerable political position. The launch of Nord Stream 2 will eliminate the need for transit through Ukraine and place it in a more vulnerable political situation, he said during a telephone briefing in Brussels on May 24.” Interfax Ukraine adds, “Volker added that such a project would allow Russia to directly deliver gas to Europe bypassing Ukraine and stressed that this is a political project.”
From Interfax Ukraine.
UKRAINE EXPANDS SANCTIONS AGAINST RUSSIANS TO MIRROR US TREASURY
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty reports, “Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko signed a decree on May 14 expanding the sanctions to mirror those of the United States.” Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty adds now, “Ukraine’s expanded sanctions list also includes aluminum magnate Oleg Deripaska, Aleksei Miller, CEO of Russia’s state-owned gas giant Gazprom, tycoon Viktor Vekselberg, the main owner of the Renova holding group, as well as Igor Rotenberg — the son of billionaire Arkady Rotenberg, a close friend of President Vladimir Putin — gold magnate Suleiman Kerimov, and oil tycoon Vladimir Bogdanov.”
UKRAINE BARS RUSSIAN STATE-RUN MEDIA HOLDING COMPANY
Meduza reports, “Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has added news outlets controlled by the Rossiya Segodnya media holding company to the country’s sanctions list, blocking access to publications like RIA Novosti, R-Sport, and Prime, and freezing RIA Novosti Ukraine’s local assets. Earlier in May, Ukrainian security agents arrested the chief editor of RIA Novosti Ukraine, charging him with treason for leading Moscow’s information warfare efforts in Kiev.”
DERIPASKA PURSUES SHARE BUYBACK TO EVADE US SANCTIONS
Reuters reports, “Russian metals tycoon Oleg Deripaska is considering having his En+ group company buy some of his shares so his stake is below the controlling level, a manoeuvre he hopes will remove his firms from a U.S. sanctions list”.
LATVIA: EUROPE, LIKE EX-USA, IS FULL OF DIRTY RUSSIAN MONEY WHORES
Reuters reports, “Latvia has warned the European Union to bolster fragmented money laundering controls as much of the cash now leaving the Baltic state to escape tighter scrutiny is going to other EU countries.” Reuters adds, “The warning was issued by the country’s prime minister and finance minister in interviews with Reuters, when both called for better coordination across Europe in battling financial crime.” So to all you dirty Russian money whores out there, TRUMPISTAN WATCH reminds you that the price is Ukrainian blood and the loss of freedom for the next generation but since it is not your ass – yet – why should you care? Party on, Europe! Meanwhile, Reuters reports, “European Union governments are considering new rules to counter money laundering after alleged wrongdoing at two banks in smaller states of the bloc flagged risks to financial stability, according to officials and an EU document.”
MEANWHILE ESTONIA LAUNDERS A MERE $13 BILLION – DO BETTER!
Reuters reports, “Estonian police said on Friday more than $13 billion (9.7 billion pounds) was laundered through the small Baltic state’s banks from 2012 to 2016, with at least $7.3 billion through non-resident bank accounts.” That’s it? Estonia, come on do better! More money, you’re worth it! Reuters notes, “The Baltic region has been hit with revelations of money laundering from Russia, Moldava and Azerbaijan via non-residents bank accounts which has forced banks in Estonia and neighbour Latvia to close,” so it just finds new destinations elsewhere in Europe. Reuters adds, “The Estonian police’s Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) said that besides more than $6 billion laundered via Estonian banks in schemes discovered by national financial inspection agencies, a further unreported 7.3 billion euros was laundered via Estonian banks through the sale of Russian stocks and bonds.” Remember: money makes you more free than any laws on the books and once you have enough of it, none of those laws can touch you. No one is above the law except for those of course who are.
DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN
Courthouse News Service reports, “Special Counsel Robert Mueller asked a federal judge late Wednesday to deny several media organizations access to sealed documents related to the Russia probe. In a 23-page filing in federal court in Washington, D.C., Deputy Solicitor General Michael Dreeben, a member of Mueller’s team, argues the court should deny a request by the Associated Press, Cable News Network Inc., The New York Times, Politico and the Washington Post for a ‘broad unsealing’ of search warrants, affidavits and other materials related to the Russia probe.” Courthouse News Service notes, “The documents the media groups also want access to include those records associated with former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort’s activities. Dreeben emphasized that the probe is ‘not a closed matter but an ongoing criminal investigation with multiple lines of non-public inquiry.’” Courthouse News Service adds, “The government does not object to unsealing some documents, however. Specifically, two warrants for Paul Manafort filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. Manafort faces multiple bank and tax fraud charges in that jurisdiction and is expected to go to trial July 10.”
From Courthouse News Service.
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TRUMP BLEW OFF A JANUARY INTERVIEW WITH MUELLER
CNN reports, “President Donald Trump’s lawyers and special counsel Robert Mueller discussed a potential January 27, 2018, interview of the President before talks between the two sides stalled,” because Trump is never going to sit for an interview with Mueller and will burn down the system and kill millions if he has to in order to avoid accountability. But as part of Trump’s bluff back in January, “The President’s legal team discussed the logistics of holding the multi-hour interview session at Camp David,” but naturally, “There’s disagreement among people involved over how close the two sides were to an agreement before the President’s team rejected the plan,” which Trump was never going to agree to anyways. CNN reports the January date “appears to have been the only date discussed so far”. This has been brought to you by the Media Gullibility Stenography Unit operating under the Of Course Department.
PRINCELING JARED’S LAWYER MOVES TO AN EVEN MORE PRESTIGIOUS FIRM
POLITICO reports, “Abbe Lowell, whose clients include senior adviser to the president Jared Kushner, is joining Winston & Strawn as a partner. He was previously co-head of Norton Rose Fulbright’s U.S. regulations, investigations, securities and compliance practice. In an interview with PI, Lowell said that Norton Rose Fulbright has ‘excellent lawyers’ but that he ‘was running into a series of increasing conflicts and other issues in this 4,000-person firm.’” Let this serve as an important reminder that the rewards for complicity and enabling the regime far exceed those of resisting, which can be measured only in such priceless commodities as respect but which, in terms of dollar value, amount to truly nothing. Vive la corruption! Vive la cupidité!
NEVER BELIEVE ANYTHING UNTIL THE KREMLIN DENIES IT
Russian state-run Tass writes, “Co-owners of Russia’s Alfa-Bank Mikhail Fridman and Peter Aven represented the interests of their business, not the interests of Russian President Vladimir Putin at a round table in the Atlantic Council in Washington, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Thursday.” Remember: never believe anything until the Kremlin denies it.
From Russian state-run Tass.
WHERE IN THE WORLD (OK RUSSIA OR EUROPE) IS VLADISLAV SURKOV?
Unian Information Agency reports, “There is no official information from the Kremlin if Russian presidential aide Vladislav Surkov remains Russia’s envoy to the talks.” U.S. Envoy to Ukraine peace talks Kurt Volker “said he had no official information from the Kremlin if Russian presidential aide Vladislav Surkov remains Russia’s envoy to the negotiations on Ukraine,” Unian Information Agency adds. Know more: drop TRUMPISTAN WATCH a line.
From Unian Information Agency.
TRUMP TORCHES ALL INSTITUTIONS THAT CAN HOLD HIM ACCOUNTABLE
Axios reports, “We might be numb to so many attacks on so many groups so often that it obscures how President Trump has torched virtually every institution that could one day hold him accountable.” Might be numb? Ha, of course we are numb! We’re basically living dead now, certainly on the inside! Axios adds, “Trump’s language is getting darker and more ominous, suggesting the FBI’s activities during the 2016 elections were ‘bigger than Watergate,’ and yesterday claiming a ‘criminal deep state’ conspiracy to get him. It’s like a gigantic, presidential whack-a-mole, with Trump pounding any new threat as it pops up, leaving nothing to chance.” This is pretty remarkable coming from Axios, an outlet more known for recycled press releases and co-founded by Mike Allen, a POLITICO alum who has always done well cozying up to the powerful. It’s woke Axios, everyone! Did you ever think you would live to see the day when a publication operating under Mike Allen published anything woke? This is truly the sign of the apocalypse. It’s like the train whistle to Auschwitz before a real one emerges, of course. Axios then lists “the people and institutions that Trump has set his sights on — all in recent days,” and it’s pretty much our entire system of governance and all its so-called checks and balances. Axios notes, “This adapts a classic Trump technique that he used during the campaign: constant, withering criticism combined with brutal belittling, in an effort to create tectonic shifts in voter attitudes,” and was first really used to maximum effect by the likes of Adolf Hitler, because see: the former USA is no better than Weimar Germany was. We were only ever exceptional in the myths we told ourselves and that charred document of yesteryear, the Constitution. Most notably, “Few of the injured have found a way to fight back, beyond complaints about ‘unpresidential behavior,’” Axios correctly observes. Never say you were not warned; TRUMPISTAN WATCH has spent 15 months screaming all hell is breaking lose into your inbox and is not alone in doing so. Timothy Snyder, Sarah Kendzior, Rick Wilson, Evan McMullin – they have been there too since the beginning.
#WINNING FOR TRUMP’S DEATH CULT MEANS SILENCING SILENT PROTEST
The Washington Post reports, “President Trump said in an interview that aired on Fox News this morning that ‘the NFL owners did the right thing’ by altering the league’s national anthem policy. Football players will no longer be required to appear on the field when the anthem plays before games, but teams and the league will now be allowed to impose discipline for those who protest publicly during the song.” Recall: players were kneeling to protest the extrajudicial execution of black men and women by police for little more than traffic violations or allegedly suspicious activity. If a state cannot guarantee the safety and security of its citizens, then the state has failed. In stifling objections to these killings, we have further laid the ground for mass atrocities. The Washington Post adds, Trump also said, “Maybe they shouldn’t be in the country,” which it notes, “Even by Trump standards, that’s a truly jarring statement from the president of the United States.” The Washington Post adds, “Vice President Pence, who went to an NFL game last season just so he could make a scene of walking out in disgust after players knelt during the anthem, tweeted ‘#Winning’ with an image of the American flag,” that his tweet desecrates. No this is not “#Winning,” this is laying the groundwork for mass atrocities and further dehumanizes our fellow citizens for the price of white supremacy.
From The Washington Post.
GENOCIDES BEGIN WITH WORDS
The Southern Poverty Law Center reminds us, “Words matter. Heated political rhetoric, especially derogatory language toward groups of people, can create all kinds of unintended consequences, including sometimes physical violence. When individuals of influence, including political candidates and heads of state use such words, the consequence can be especially pronounced.” The Southern Poverty Law Center adds, “In the run-up to, and since his election as President of the United States, Donald Trump’s words have attracted a lot of attention. Many commentators and activists have charged that Trump’s rhetoric has fueled hate crimes in the United States against minorities. Until recently, many individuals voicing such concerns pointed to high-profile individual cases, rather than systematic data. Now that’s changing as new research is emerging. Hatewatch spoke with Karsten Muller and Carlo Schwarz, two researchers at the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom who have been studying the impact of hate speech on social media and how that translates to hate crimes in the real world.” To the Southern Poverty Law Center, Muller and Schwarz present their findings from their study, “Making America Hate Again? Twitter and Hate Crime Under Trump”. The Southern Poverty Law Center notes, “Their study used Twitter and FBI hate crimes data to come to a stark conclusion: hate crimes against Muslims and Latinos occurred shortly after Trump made disparaging tweets about Muslims and Latinos. Moreover these anti-Muslim and anti-Latino hate crimes were physically concentrated in parts of the country where there is high Twitter usage.” They also note this tracks with data they have elsewhere as in their “study on Germany, we found a very similar correlation between posts about refugees on the AfD’s Facebook page and crimes targeting refugees.”
A NEW CAMBRIDGE ANALYTICA WILL EMERGE BEFORE THEY PLAY BY RULES
CNN reports, “Donald Trump’s 2020 campaign and the Republican National Committee are asking Facebook and Twitter for assurances that they will safeguard access to ‘fair content’ and guarantee that conservative voices are not censored or buried.” Translation: they know they cannot play by the rules because they are so accustomed to cheating and now that Cambridge Analytica is out, they must either find a new Cambridge Analytica or decry everything is rigged against them, or preferably both at once. CNN notes, “Trump’s 2020 Campaign Manager Brad Parscale and RNC chair Ronna McDaniel made the requests to Facebook and Twitter in a letter sent Thursday, which they later posted online.” Remember these names, as they are some of the ones most complicit in the crimes against our nation, our fellow citizens, and those whose children have been ripped from them at the border.
THE DAILY CALLER STANDS WITH FLYNN’S ALLEGED RUSSIAN HONEY POT
The Daily Caller, a pro-Trump rag which first outed the FBI informant (NOT spy) Stefan Halper and published the ramblings of Paul Manafort’s oligarch pal Oleg Deripaska, wants the world to know it stands with Michael Flynn’s suspected Russian honey pot, Svetlana Lokhova. As TRUMPISTAN WATCH surmised due to unhealthy amounts of consuming news about the destruction of the former USA, Lokhova confirms to The Daily Caller that she is indeed the woman suspected of being the former national security advisor of 24 days honey pot. The Daily Caller writes, “A historian and Russian intelligence researcher at Cambridge, Svetlana Lokhova, told The DCNF [Daily Caller News Foundation] that Halper is behind allegations made about her and Flynn during the retired general’s visit to Cambridge in 2014, when he served as director of the Defense Intelligence Agency.” Lokhova naturally blames everyone but Flynn and the regime and lies about Halper, telling The Daily Caller, “Stef Halper, who is currently under [Department of Justice] investigation for his activities, has been revealed by [The New York Times] as the source of the false allegations about me and General Flynn”. Naturally The Daily Caller stands with her because fuck, what’s a pro-Trump rag to do in these times but double down? However, they at least do a kind public service of correcting her misstatement that Halper is under investigation, noting, “Halper is not himself under a Justice Department investigation. Instead, the agency ordered the Office of the Inspector General to investigate the FBI’s use of Halper as a confidential informant to make contact with Trump campaign advisers.” The Daily Caller does note, however, that Lokhova “also suggested on Twitter that Halper was a source for journalists who investigated stories about her interactions with Flynn. Her Twitter post linked to a March 18, 2017 article published by The Wall Street Journal, which made the first allegations about Flynn’s encounter with Lokhova.” The Daily Caller is decisive in its own conclusions siding with Lokhova: “There was no evidence presented that Flynn or Lokhova did anything wrong other than arouse suspicions from a dinner attendee now known to be Halper.” Full Trumpistan!
From The Daily Caller.
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DENIRO’S DEFLECTION FROM JOINT VENTURE WITH AGALAROV IS CRAP
Robert DeNiro does not deserve to play Robert Mueller on “Saturday Night Live”. Fox News reports, “De Niro, who co-owns the Nobu restaurant and resort chain, spoke with the Daily Mail at the opening of Nobu’s new Marabella Resort in Spain last week, where he made his feelings about Trump even more abundantly clear.” Marbella is home to all manner of dirty Russian money and mafia riff-raff, so not only is this deflection, his distaste for Trump does not go so deep as disavowing the dirty Russian money that is behind Trump. Afterall, Trump’s Miss Universe 2013 hosts the Agalarovs still co-own Nobu Moscow and host a bevvy of pictures with DeNiro on the Crocus Group website. DeNiro needs to grow a pair and put his money where his mouth is. Meanwhile the American media, increasingly comprised of court stenographers or worse, hagiographers, seems to have bought up the deflection wholesale without noting the Agalarov tie. For instance, The New York Times’ Maggie Haberman observed, “Because Trump was such a [sic] Npbu frequenter?” Because of course this has nothing to do with Trump’s penchant for fast food, but the press missing the point is now very old news. DeNiro said “he would ‘never let Trump into any of the Nobu restaurants,’” but here are many, many pictures of DeNiro with Trump’s friends in Moscow, the Agalarovs. Grow a pair but until then, sit down and shut up with the resistance talk because it is just words, DeNiro, just words.
From Fox News.
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