NUMBER OF STORIES ABOUT NEWS THAT DOESN’T SUCK: 4
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TRUMP WILL BE ON THE HILL TO DRAW SUPPORT FOR POLICY HE DENIES
NBC News reports, “Trump is expected to visit the Capitol Tuesday to talk with House Republicans about two bills they plan to vote on this week that would address family separations and the policies Trump has been pushing for since he came into office. Democrats have accused Trump of using children separated from their families as leverage to pass the rest of his immigration agenda. Nielsen said the kids were not being used as ‘pawns’ in a political game.” America’s other Aryan princess Kirstjen Nielsen needs to get it straight that no one says they are pawns, after all, my goodness they are children. No Nazi Nielsen, they are hostages.
From NBC News.
NOW WE HAVE AUDIO OF IMMIGRANT KIDS SEPARATED, ALONE + SUFFERING
ProPublica reports, “The desperate sobbing of 10 Central American children, separated from their parents one day last week by immigration authorities at the border, makes for excruciating listening. Many of them sound like they’re crying so hard, they can barely breathe. They scream ‘Mami’ and ‘Papá’ over and over again, as if those are the only words they know.” ProPublica adds, “The baritone voice of a Border Patrol agent booms above the crying. ‘Well, we have an orchestra here,’ he jokes. ‘What’s missing is a conductor.’” What’s perhaps most devastating is the language of the adults throughout is Spanish. It is a reminder that Jews guarded the ghettoes the Nazis built at times and Latinos are given the familiar task of ghetto guard here. ProPublica continues, “Then a distraught but determined 6-year-old Salvadoran girl pleads repeatedly for someone to call her aunt. Just one call, she begs anyone who will listen. She says she’s memorized the phone number, and at one point, rattles it off to a consular representative. ‘My mommy says that I’ll go with my aunt,’ she whimpers, ‘and that she’ll come to pick me up there as quickly as possible.’” The audio ProPublica obtained “was recorded last week inside a U.S. Customs and Border Protection detention facility. The person who made the recording asked not to be identified for fear of retaliation. That person gave the audio to Jennifer Harbury, a well-known civil rights attorney who has lived and worked for four decades in the Rio Grande Valley along the Texas border with Mexico. Harbury provided it to ProPublica. She said the person who recorded it was a client who ‘heard the children’s weeping and crying, and was devastated by it.’” ProPublica adds, “The person estimated that the children on the recording are between 4 and 10 years old. It appeared that they had been at the detention center for less than 24 hours, so their distress at having been separated from their parents was still raw. Consulate officials tried to comfort them with snacks and toys. But the children were inconsolable.” ProPublica called “the number she recited in the audio, and spoke with the aunt about the call.” The aunt called it “the hardest moment in my life,” because “there was nothing she could do. She and her 9-year-old daughter are seeking asylum in the United States after immigrating here two years ago for the exact same reasons and on the exact same route as her sister and her niece.” Have a seat and have a listen. Do not look away now or become one of those people when it gets worse who asks how did we get here?
THIS IS MADNESS + IT ONLY WILL GET WORSE FROM HERE UNTIL IT STOPS
The Washington Post reports, “President Trump doubled down Monday on his false insistence that Democrats are to blame for the administration’s forced separation of migrant children from their families at the border, even as a growing number of Republicans urged him to reverse course.” The Washington Post adds, “Contrary to Trump’s claims, the separations largely stem from a ‘zero-tolerance’ policy announced with fanfare last month by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. As more families are stopped for illegally crossing the border, adults are taken to detention facilities that are effectively jails, and children are sent elsewhere,” to kiddie internment camps. The Washington Post notes, “The White House’s hard-line posture comes as a growing number of Republicans are joining Democrats to urge the administration to change its policy on family separations.” Meanwhile The Washington Post adds, “A Quinnipiac poll released Monday found that 27 percent of registered voters support and 66 percent oppose the Trump administration of immediately prosecuting parents who cross the border to seek asylum and separating them from their children,” so the regime’s terror most definitely does not have public opinion on its side. However when it comes to the death cult GOP and, “Despite the lopsided opposition overall, 55 percent of Republicans support the policy. Support drops to 24 percent among independents and 7 percent among Democrats.” NBC News adds, “‘The United States will not be a migrant camp and it will not be a refugee holding facility … not on my watch,’ Trump said at the White House Monday.” No, instead it will be a ghetto and an internment camp, much better. NBC News notes, “An official at the Department of Health and Human Services told NBC News that there are 11,785 minors in its care as of Monday, a figure that includes ‘all minors at shelters and facilities in the unaccompanied alien children program.’” Alien children. Think about that language. Don’t let those wailing kids crying for their relatives out of your head when you do. Do their cries sound like those of aliens or children you know who are upset about much less?
SARAH HUCKABEE SANDERS WON’T DEFEND IT; NAZI NIELSEN STEPS UP
NBC News reports, “Nielsen said at a White House press briefing late Monday that until Congress takes action, ‘we will enforce every law we have on the books,’” even those that are not on the books like separating children from their parents and these laws on the books will not be applied to Trump and the Worst Family and their entourage of accomplices. NBC News adds, “Nielsen and White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders shied away from deterrence language Monday, arguing that the administration’s hands are tied by existing law and court rulings. ‘The only [other] option is to not enforce the law at all,’ Nielsen said,” which is of course a false binary but what do you expect from a sociopath? CBS News notes, “Nielsen claimed this policy is in place not as a deterrent to keep families of immigrants away from the border, as other administration officials have said, but rather as a means of keeping the children safe,” because Nielsen is clearly a sociopath, a person void of all humanity, a soul, empathy. That’s right, those children were not crying out for their parents but rather the warm comfort of Nielsen’s bosom and big brother. CBS News adds, “She described the southern border as ‘functionally open’ and ‘overrun by those who have no right to cross it.’” As Business Insider notes, “Department of Homeland Security chief Kirstjen Nielsen on Monday said migrant children separated from their parents are being ‘well taken care of’ just a day after claiming it wasn’t administration policy to detain them in the first place.” This is obviously sociopathic idiocy.
SOCIOPATHIC SESSIONS MAKES UP NAZI HISTORY, SAYS KIDS TAKEN CARE OF
CNN reports, “Attorney Jeff Sessions on Monday defended the Trump administration’s controversial immigration policy that has resulted in the separation of undocumented children from their parents at the US border, saying, ‘We’re doing the right thing. We’re taking care of these children.’” The Huffington Post adds to the coverage of Private Russian Sessions or Sociopathic Sessions madness on Fox News, “Attorney General Jeff Sessions rejected claims that the Justice Department’s new zero-tolerance immigration policy echoed Nazi Germany because concentration camps ‘were trying to keep Jews from leaving.’” Death marches were just a stroll in the park and nobody was deported to Poland or sent to Riga for their death, just ask historian of alternative facts Private Russian Sessions, he has studied the Bible, you know. TRUMPISTAN WATCH has come up with a few other moments in Jewish history according to Jeff Sessions if you are interested in rewriting the past to suit the present and erasing all truth because the truth will not set Private Russian Sessions free, far, far from it. Nor does the truth prove Private Russian Sessions is right about anything in his racist, sociopathic mind.
TURNING POINT AS TRUMP ATTACKS MERKEL’S REFUGEE POLICIES
The Independent reports, “Donald Trump has criticised his European allies over the refugee crisis, claiming that the people of Germany are ‘turning against’ Angela Merkel’s leadership.” As usual, his attacks are based on white nationalist lies based around phony crime statistics that promote a racist narrative of scary others. The Independent adds, “The US president claimed refugees and migrants has ‘strongly and violently’ changed European culture and said the continent had made a ‘big mistake’ in giving sanctuary to those fleeing conflicts in the Middle East and Africa. Without specifically naming the German chancellor but instead pointing the blame at Germany’s ‘leadership’ he said: ‘The people of Germany are turning against their leadership as migration is rocking the already tenuous Berlin coalition. Crime in Germany is way up. Big mistake made all over Europe in allowing millions of people in who have so strongly and violently changed their culture!’” Just one question: who dictated this? The spelling is fine, the capitalization too and Trump using fancy political terms like “tenuous Berlin coalition”? Recall, this is a piece of garbage that does not know the difference between an arraignment and sentencing in a U.S. criminal trial, but we are supposed to believe he understands German politics? As The Independent notes, “Mr Trump is wrong to say that crime in Germany has increased: the latest figures released last month show it has now reached a 30-year low.” So more lies from the top.
From The Independent.
VIENNA AS POSSIBLE SITE FOR FAKE POTUS TO MEET HIS MASTER VOVA
Reuters reports, “The Austrian capital, Vienna, is under consideration as the site of a potential summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin”. Reuters adds, “The meeting could take place in advance of a July 11-12 NATO summit in Brussels that Trump is expected to attend, the sources said. Trump is also expected to visit London for talks with British Prime Minister Theresa May on the trip.” Why can’t he be the one that we have locked up in a cage? Of course as Reuters notes, “NATO was created after World War Two as a bulwark against the former Soviet Union.” Now Trump wants to recreate the Soviet Union in all its Stalinist horror here because that’s what he thinks foolishly, stupidly will make America great again: no civil rights, enslaved humans, people in cages, endless death and destruction.
WILBUR ROSS SHOWS US THE NEW ARGENTINA, ER AMERICA
Forbes reports, “In November 2017, [Secretary of Commerce Wilbur] Ross confirmed in writing to the federal Office of Government Ethics that he had divested everything he promised. But that was not true.” Of course it wasn’t – how could it be? This is Trumpistan, where everything must be fake or else it is not real. Forbes notes:
– “For most of last year, Ross served as secretary of commerce while maintaining stakes in companies co-owned by the Chinese government, a shipping firm tied to Vladimir Putin’s inner circle, a Cypriot bank reportedly caught up in the Robert Mueller investigation and a huge player in an industry Ross is now investigating. It’s hard to imagine a more radioactive portfolio for a cabinet member.” Oh surely, if we try!
– “To this day, Ross’ family apparently continues to have an interest in these toxic holdings. Rather than dump them all, the commerce secretary sold some of his interests to Goldman Sachs—and, according to Ross himself, put others in a trust for his family members. He continued to deal with China, Russia and others while evidently knowing that his family’s interests were tied to those countries.”
– “five days before reports surfaced last fall that Ross was connected to cronies of Vladimir Putin through a shipping firm called Navigator Holdings, the secretary of commerce, who likely knew about the reporting, shorted stock in the Kremlin-linked company, positioning himself to make money on the investment when share prices dropped.”
– And now the kicker or the icing on the cake: “Absurdly, maintaining all those conflicts of interest appears to be entirely legal—a reflection of ethics laws woefully unprepared for governing tycoons like Donald Trump and Wilbur Ross. Ross appears to have broken one law, however: submitting a sworn statement to federal officials in November saying he divested of everything he had promised he would”. Remember even in the former USA, it is usually the cover up not the crime that can do you in.
Forbes continues, “The whole time, Ross’ explanation of what happened with those assets was buried in a document sitting in the Office of Government Ethics. Perhaps because it showed an apparent legal violation by the commerce secretary, ethics officials never signed off on the filing, even though they received it five months ago. And since they did not stamp their approval, it was never released to the public. Until now.” Fobes adds, “According to the filing, Ross divested most of his holdings on October 25, the last possible day he could get rid of them. He sold his ‘limited partner interests’—generally cash put in a firm’s funds and later invested into various companies—to an ‘independent third party.’ Forbes confirmed the buyer was funds managed by Goldman Sachs. But he dumped the ‘general partner interests’—which can also contain investments in various companies and typically give the owner an additional share of future profits in the fund—into a trust in which neither he nor his wife have an interest, according to the filing.” Ross told Forbes in October the trust “is set up for children and things like that.” The best part is that “internal WL Ross documents that note how globalization, the bogeyman in virtually all Trump administration trade negotiations,” were brushed aside by Ross because one rule for me another for thee. The swamp had to be drained to hasten the search for bottom feeders.
DEMOCRATIC LAWMAKERS RELEASE 2016 RUSSIA TODAY TWITTER ADS
Bloomberg reports, “Democratic lawmakers released thousands of advertisements placed on Twitter by Russia Today during the 2016 election campaign, showing how the state-backed broadcasting network promoted stories on the social network that tried to sow discord among Americans.” Bloomberg adds, “Twitter has since banned advertising from all accounts owned by the Russian media company, now known as RT, after U.S. investigators concluded it attempted to interfere in the 2016 presidential election. U.S. House and Senate committees and Special Counsel Robert Mueller have reviewed the ads run by RT and other Russia-linked sources on Twitter and Facebook Inc. as part of their separate investigations into Russia’s involvement in the election.”
LAVROV + POMPEO DISCUSS NORTH KOREA
Agence France Presse reports, “Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his US counterpart Mike Pompeo have discussed North Korea by phone less than a week after a historic meeting between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Moscow said Monday,” since as usual in the era of occupied Trumpistan, the word about what our government does comes from Moscow not the old channels the former USA deployed in Washington. Agence France Presse notes, “Lavrov and Pompeo also discussed ‘the calendar of political contacts between Russia and the US in the near future,’” according to the foreign ministry statement.”
From Agence France Presse.
* STATE DEPARTMENT URGES RUSSIA TO FREE POLITICAL PRISONERS
The Wall Street Journal reports, “The State Department urged Russia on Monday to release more than 150 political and religious prisoners, and charged that Moscow had returned to ‘cruel Soviet-era practices’ to suppress dissent.”
From The Wall Street Journal.
* EX-CIA EMPLOYEE CHARGED IN “VAULT 7” LEAK TO WIKILEAKS
POLITICO reports, “A former CIA computer engineer has been indicted on charges he masterminded what appears to be the largest leak of classified information in the spy agency’s history. Joshua Schulte, 29, was charged in a new grand jury indictment with providing WikiLeaks with a massive trove of U.S. government hacking tools that the online publisher posted in March 2017, the Justice Department announced on Monday.” POLITICO adds, “Schulte was previously facing child pornography charges in federal court in New York, but the indictment broadens the case to accuse him of illegally gathering classified information, damaging CIA computers, lying to investigators and numerous other offenses.” Seems like a classy guy, bet he is single. POLITICO recalls, “In January, attorneys involved in the child porn case revealed in court that Schulte was the target of a major investigation into WikiLeaks’ release of a CIA collection known as ‘Vault 7.’”
STEELE DEPOSITION IN CASE BROUGHT BY RUSSIANS GOES AHEAD
The Washington Times, a right wing rag, reports, “Anti-Trump dossier writer Christopher Steele on Monday underwent his first adversarial questioning since his unverified charges were posted by BuzzFeed in January 2017.” The Washington Times notes, “He is being sued for libel by Aleksei Gubarev, a Russian tech entrepreneur, who Mr. Steele said in his dossier was responsible for hacking Democratic Party computers and infecting them with spyware and pornography. A British master ruled in March that Gubarev, who is also suing BuzzFeed, was entitled to question Mr. Steele within certain parameters.” The Washington Times adds, “The session happened Monday in London,” noting, “the deposition took four hours and was held in a private office. There were more than a dozen people in the room: Mr. Gubarev’s two U.S. attorneys and his two British attorneys; two BuzzFeed attorneys and their two local counsel; Mr. Steele and his legal team; two representatives from the government, to make sure no state secrets came out; a court master; and a stenographer and a videographer.”
From The Washington Times.
* EU EXTENDS SANCTIONS AGAINST RUSSIAN OCCUPIED CRIMEA
Deutsche Welle reports, “The European Union extended economic sanctions on Crimea and its port city of Sevastopol on Monday. The 28-member bloc imposed the measures after Russia annexed the Black Sea peninsula four years ago.” Eat shit Trump for your revisionist history is the subtext here.
From Deutsche Welle.
NAVALNY, INDEPENDENT MEDIA DENIED ACCESS TO DERIPASKA ESCORT SUIT
Meduza reports, “A district court in Ust-Labinsk has refused to allow the anti-corruption activist Alexey Navalny to participate as a third party in Oleg Deripaska’s lawsuit against Anastasia Vashukevich (‘Nastya Rybka’) and Alexander Kirillov (‘Alex Leslie’). The court also refused — apparently without explanation — to admit reporters from the publications Mediazona and Znak.com.” Meduza recalls, “On February 8, 2018, Navalny published a video on YouTube where he accuses Deripaska of meeting with former Deputy Prime Minister Sergey Prikhodko aboard Deripaska’s yacht in August 2016, possibly to discuss Moscow’s interference in the U.S. presidential election. The video draws on photos and videos shared online by Anastasia Vashukevich.” Meduza continues, “On February 9, Deripaska filed a lawsuit in Ust-Labinsk (where his businesses happen to pay half their national tax debt). Instead of targeting Navalny, however, Deripaska’s lawsuit is against Vashukevich and her apparent spiritual and PR advisor: a man named Alexander Kirillov. Deripaska says they shared his image online without his permission. Deripaska won an injunction that led Russia’s federal censor to ban the sharing of these photos and videos, though Navalny’s video is still accessible on YouTube, where it currently has more than 7.4 million views. Several media outlets and Instagram, however, did agree to remove the content named in Deripaska’s lawsuit,” because Facebook Inc. is for fascists anyways. Meduza adds, “In late February, Thai police arrested Vashukevich and Kirillov, along with eight other people, for ‘illegal business activities.’ They’re charged with running a ‘sex training’ workshop for tourists. They’re still in police custody. In May 2018’s government personnel shuffle, Sergey Prikhodko was demoted from deputy prime minister and Dmitry Medvedev’s chief of staff to Medvedev’s first deputy chief of staff.” It seems they cannot totally get rid of him as he knows too much.
CHECK ON IT
POLITICO reports, “Special counsel Robert Mueller’s prosecutors filed a motion on Friday afternoon indicating they may introduce new evidence during Paul Manafort’s trial involving the law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. Mueller has accused Manafort and his deputy, Rick Gates, of funneling $4 million to Skadden Arps to pay for a report the firm produced in 2012 that supported Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych’s imprisonment of his political rival, Yulia Tymoshenko. Yanukovych was one of Manafort’s clients.” POLITICO notes, “In the motion, prosecutors wrote that they ‘may introduce evidence that one reason that Manafort and others arranged for Law Firm A’ — Skadden Arps — ‘to be retained for the de minimis sum of approximately $12,000—even though they knew at the time that Law Firm A proposed a budget of at least $4 million—was to avoid certain limitations imposed by Ukrainian public procurement law.’”
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STEPHEN MILLER: IF I CAN’T REPRODUCE, WHY SHOULD THEY?
POLITICO reports, “Top aides to President Donald Trump are planning additional crackdowns on immigration before the November midterms, despite a growing backlash over the administration’s move to separate migrant children from parents at the border. Senior policy adviser Stephen Miller and a team of officials from the departments of Justice, Labor, Homeland Security and the Office of Management and Budget have been quietly meeting for months to find ways to use executive authority and under-the-radar rule changes to strengthen hard-line U.S. immigration policies”. Because no one will fuck him, Miller has decided to take out his status as the original incel (for involuntarily celebate) on the universe with a core ethos of, “If I can’t reproduce, why should they?” So throwing humanity and hopefully November to the wind, POLTICO adds, “The goal for Miller and his team is to arm Trump with enough data and statistics by early September to show voters that he fulfilled his immigration promises — even without a border wall or any other congressional measure”. Now they want to make their kiddie internment camps more permanent fixtures in an effort to desensitize us as, “In one of the most closely watched plans under discussion, DHS has proposed a new rule that former Obama administration officials and immigration advocates worry could be used as an end run around a 1997 court settlement that limits the time migrant children can be kept in government custody. Putting a formal government rule in place, lawyers and advocates say, could in effect supersede the settlement, allowing the administration to get rid of it altogether by dropping the rule a year or two later,” POLITICO notes. So let’s name names: “Other participants in the effort include John Walk, a lawyer in the White House counsel’s office and Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ son-in-law; Thomas Homan, the soon-to-retire head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement; Francis Cissna, director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services; Gene Hamilton, a former staffer to Sessions and ex-DHS official, who’s now at the Department of Justice; and officials throughout DHS.” When we have our Nuremberg, may they all face the harshest of justice.
ARYAN PRINCESS IVANKA SHILLS FOR GOP DEATH CULT
The Fresno Bee reports, “An immigration bill will head to the U.S. House of Representatives floor this week, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy apparently told a room full of Fresno Republican campaign donors Monday. McCarthy was appearing alongside Ivanka Trump as part of his ‘Protect the House’ fundraising tour.” Protect the House from what exactly? Our own humanity? Empathy for others? Hearing the wailing screams of children separated from their parents?
From The Fresno Bee.
* EX-REPUBLICAN CONGRESSMAN SAYS DEATH CULT GOP SAY TRUMP LIES
The Hill reports, “Former Republican congressman Joe Walsh (Ill.) said Sunday that every Republican privately admits the president lies all the time but is afraid to say it publicly. ‘Every single Republican in the House & in the Senate knows, and privately admits, that this President lies all the time,’ Walsh, who is now a conservative talk radio host, wrote on Twitter.” The Hill adds, “‘And every single one of these Republicans is afraid to acknowledge it publicly,’ Walsh said. ‘The Republican Party will pay a price for this cowardice.’”
From The Hill.
OLIGARCH WHO OVERPAID TRUMP FOR ESTATE HAS HUGE BIOTECH STAKE
Meduza reports, “The newsletter The Bell says it’s learned that Dmitry Rybolovlev, the former owner of the Russian fertilizer company ‘Uralkali’ and a potential suspect in Robert Mueller’s investigation, has invested more than half a billion dollars in American biotech and medtech startups over the past several years. Rybolovlev is reportedly the main investor in the $1.5-billion American private equity and venture capital firm ‘Apple Tree Partners.’” Meduza recalls, “In March 2008, after the U.S. real-estate bubble started to ‘lose air,’ Rybolovlev bought an estate from Trump in Palm Beach for $95 million. Just four years earlier, Trump had acquired the property for a mere $41 million, according to Bloomberg.” Meduza notes, “Rybolovlev’s interest in medical technology is well known. In 2006, for example, the newspaper Vedomosti reported that he invested in several Swiss biotech companies. The magazine Forbes puts Rybolovlev’s net worth at $6.8 billion (and falling).”
From The Hill.
WOKE CHRIS CILLIZZA NOTES TRUMP’S TWITTER IS OFF THE RAILS
CNN reports, “It’s hard to say that President Donald Trump’s Twitter habits are getting stranger. After all, this is a President who has, from the start of his presidential campaign, used the social media site as among other things, a communications device, a Festivus pole and a psychologist’s couch. He’s attacked his own party leaders and suggested it might be time for them to quit. He’s attacked a cable news anchor for allegedly receiving a facelift. He’s threatened nuclear war with North Korea.” CNN adds, “there does appear to be a change in both Trump’s Twitter habits and the content of his actual tweets in recent weeks — a trend that had become even more noticeable in the last few days. Trump is not only tweeting more, but he is doing so at less and less predictable hours. His actual tweets read like a stream of consciousness, verbal vomit — always (or almost always) focused on the ongoing special counsel investigation being led by Robert Mueller. Twitter has transformed into Trump’s very public venting operation — a forum where he can unleash his anger, bitterness and resentment and watch while his loyal supporters tell him that he’s right. Always.” CNN notes, “Trump’s turning to Twitter as almost purely a grievance machine”. CNN observes, “Trump, never one to have a wide circle of trusted advisers, has watched his so-called ‘inner circle’ shrink and shrink and shrink over the last few months.”
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