NUMBER OF STORIES ABOUT NEWS THAT DOESN’T SUCK: 14
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—–ON THE AGENDA—–
* STORMY DANIELS WILL BE INTERVIEWED OVER COHEN CASE
CNN reports, “Stormy Daniels will be interviewed by federal prosecutors from the Southern District of New York on Monday as part of their probe into President Donald Trump’s former personal attorney, Michael Cohen”. CNN adds, “The source said the meeting is scheduled in advance of Daniels’ grand jury testimony. The adult film actress has been cooperating with investigators for several months and has been in regular contact with them”. For once her lawyer Michael Avenatti would not comment.
TRUMP REGIME KEEPING LAWMAKERS IN DARK ABOUT 2018 INTERFERENCE
POLITICO reports, “Robert Mueller and the nation’s top intelligence official say Russia is trying to interfere in the midterm elections — but Republican and Democratic lawmakers say the Trump administration is keeping them in the dark about whether the U.S. is ready. A half-dozen senior House and Senate lawmakers who spoke to POLITICO say they’re hearing only an alarming silence from the administration about what Moscow’s trolls and hackers are up to, less than five months before an election that could undo the Republican lock on Congress and derail President Donald Trump’s agenda.” Let’s see Russia loves Nazi cockroaches which is why it loves Trump, Trump loves anyone who will do damage to the country to help him, ergo Russia is helping the Nazi cockroach who is infesting the White House. This is not complex or difficult. But there does seem to be a new complicit entity in the mix. POLITICO adds, “officials from the Department of Homeland Security say they haven’t detected any specific Russian attacks on U.S. voting machines or databases this year.”
WHITE HOUSE PROPOSES ACTIVE MEASURE REMAKING THE ENTIRE STATE
The Washington Post reports, “The White House on Thursday proposed a radical overhaul of the federal government that, if implemented, would transform the swath of agencies that manage Americans’ food, public education, social services and even air travel.” This is straight from the Bureau of Terrible Bullshit Lubyanka Comes Up With for America. The Russian Nazi cockroach infested White House can propose we all live in caves and slaughter our neighbors, but that does not make it so unless we make it so! The Washington Post adds, “the 132-page plan, which creates some offices and collapses others, is silent on a critical question for federal workers and the unions representing them: How many jobs would be lost under the White House proposals? Skeptical employee union leaders promptly accused the White House of gutting programs to turn federal jobs over to the private sector.” Also ironic considering this fake Russian bullshit president bills himself as Mr. Jobs (but friends and family only need apply, and hire a good lawyer before you do). The Washington Post notes, “Many key recommendations — chief among them merging the Education and Labor departments and shifting food programs for low-income Americans to the Department of Health and Human Services — would require approval from Congress, where Democrats immediately assailed them as dead on arrival.” The Washington Post adds, “The proposal’s centerpieces and most controversial elements are the Labor and Education merger into a new Department of Education and the Workforce and a reconstituted Department of Health and Human Services, which would be renamed the Department of Health and Public Welfare.” Only the Trumps and their kleptocratic cronies can dip handily into the public welfare.
From The Washington Post.
* EX-CIA DIRECTOR JOHN BRENNAN BLASTS TRUMP’S “FEAR OF EXPOSURE”
The Hill reports, “Former CIA chief John Brennan on Saturday blasted President Trump for again criticizing the Russia probe as a ‘witch hunt.’” The Hill notes, “‘Your fear of exposure is palpable,’ Brennan wrote. ‘Your desperation even more so. When will those of conscience among your Cabinet, inner circle, and Republican leadership realize that your unprincipled and unethical behavior as well as your incompetence are seriously damaging our Nation.’”
From The Hill.
CLAPPER DISTURBED BY TRUMP ASKING RUSSIA FOR HELP IN 2016
The Hill reports, “Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said President Trump ‘wasn’t joking’ when said he wants ‘his people’ to listen to him the way North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s people listen to him.” Of course he was not. The Hill adds, “While speaking to The Harvard Gazette, Clapper said nothing disturbed him more in his employment with the U.S. government, where he worked in intelligence for more than 50 years, than hearing Trump ask Russian intelligence to attack his political opponent during the 2016 election.”
From The Hill.
JUDGE BACKS SPECIAL MASTER IN COHEN CASE; TRUMP WANTS PRIVILEGES
The New York Law Journal reports, “U.S. District Judge Kimba Wood of the Southern District of New York adopted Friday the special master’s recommendation on what is and isn’t privileged among the material seized by the government from President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Michael Cohen’s home and offices back in April.” The New York Law Journal also reports, “In a filing to U.S. District Judge Kimba Wood of the Southern District of New York Saturday, the Trump Organization asked for a deadline extension of more than two weeks to deal with what it says is the largest trove of documents yet handed over by Michael Cohen’s attorneys at McDermott Will & Emery.” This is a day before Trump called for an end to due process and instant deportation for those his Gestapo of ICE agents deems “illegal” (see: CAMP IVANKA below). When it comes to regime cockroaches, it is always one law for me, another for thee.
MUELLER WANTS TO TALK TO ROGER STONE RADIO HOST FRENEMY
The Daily Beast reports, “Bob Mueller has some questions for comedian Randy Credico, according to the comedian himself. Credico told radio host Jimmy Dore on Sunday evening that the special counsel has reached out to him for a voluntary interview. And Credico isn’t going to play ball. He told The Daily Beast he won’t talk to the special counsel unless he gets subpoenaed.” The Daily Beast recalls, “Credico has long interested congressional investigators working on the Russia probes because of his relationship with Trump ally Roger Stone. Stone reportedly claimed to the House intelligence committee that Credico was a backchannel between him and Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. Stone made comments about Wikileaks during the election that appeared prescient, so any connections between him and Assange are of interest to Russia investigators.”
From The Daily Beast.
MUELLER PREPARES TO HAND OFF RUSSIAN TROLLS CASE
The Washington Post reports, “A handful of new federal prosecutors have joined one of special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s cases — an indication that he is preparing to hand off at least one prosecution to others when his office completes its investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. In a pair of court filings Friday, the special counsel added four assistant U.S. attorneys”.
From The Washington Post.
FBI TURNS OVER DOCUMENTS TO GOP DEATH CULT IN CONGRESS
POLITICO reports, “The FBI turned over thousands of documents to Congress this week, including details about its use of informants to glean information on Russian contacts with President Donald Trump’s campaign, according to letters the bureau sent to three GOP committee chairmen on Friday. The documents provided this week include details about some of the FBI’s most sensitive programs, including a file on the FBI’s justification to obtain a court-authorized warrant to spy on a former Trump campaign aide in October 2016.” POLITICO adds, “The documents, for now, appear to have cooled tensions between the FBI and Republican House leaders, who had threatened to hold senior officials in contempt of Congress if they failed to quickly turn over more information.”
QUISLING BOLTON PLANS TO MEET WITH LAVROV IN MOSCOW
Reuters reports, “Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov plans to meet U.S. national security adviser John Bolton when he visits Moscow, RIA news agency reported on Friday.” Reuters adds, “A possible meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. national security adviser John Bolton is under discussion, Kremlin aide Yury Ushakov was cited as saying by [Russian state-run] TASS news agency on Friday.” Note: a real national security advisor does not go to Moscow in these times and the announcements of a real national security advisor’s meetings would not come from Moscow. If Bolton were real, instead of illegitimate, this would not happen this way. Ergo, Bolton is not legitimately serving U.S. national security interests.
DANCING WITH THE STARS ALUM TO MEET RUSSIAN ENERGY SECRETARY
The Wall Street Journal reports, “Energy Secretary Rick Perry will host Russia’s energy minister for a meeting in Washington next week”. The fact that TRUMPISTAN WATCH refers to him as a “Dancing with the Stars” alum tells you he required rehabilitation in this most peculiar of ways America has concocted for that purpose and also that no way is he a real energy secretary doing real things for America. So what is it Rick, a live boy or a dead girl that the Russians have tapes of?
From The Wall Street Journal.
* T REX’S REDESIGN OF STATE IS DEAD! MALIZ BEAMS WAS RESPONSIBLE
Foreign Policy reports, “Former U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson staked his reputation on a grand plan to redesign the State Department. The last vestiges of that year-long, multimillion-dollar scheme can be found buried in an appendix at the back of a new White House report. A few paragraphs tucked at the end of the report, ‘Delivering Government Solutions in the 21st Century: Reform Plan and Reorganization Recommendations,’ mark a quiet and unassuming obituary to what became one of the most controversial elements of the Trump administration’s handling of America’s diplomatic corps. And it underscores how his successor, Mike Pompeo, has largely swept the entire process back under the rug”. Maliz Beams was the official who was responsible for this; Beams left after three months. Diplomacy is our lifeline to peace; those who try and destroy it are enemies of the peace. TRUMPISTAN WATCH does not forgive and does not forget. To the U.S. diplomatic corps, TRUMPISTAN WATCH is here for you and loves and supports you and the work you do. Keep on keeping on!
From Foreign Policy.
QUISLINGS IN SENATE PLAN DELEGATION TO THEIR MOTHERLAND RUSSIA
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty reports, “A high-level U.S. delegation of Republican lawmakers will travel to Moscow and St. Petersburg soon, two members of the group have confirmed.” Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty adds, “Senators John Kennedy of Louisiana and Richard Shelby of Alabama told CNN on June 22 that they will travel to Russia as part of a trip being arranged by the U.S. ambassador to Moscow, Jon Huntsman. Senators Steve Daines of Montana and John Hoeven of North Dakota are also part of the confirmed group.” Now remember these names and give to their opponents and fight like hell to get them out of office when their time for reelection comes up. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty notes, “Shelby told CNN that ‘high-level meetings’ are planned, although he did not provide specifics. Kennedy said that ‘I hope we’re going to get to meet with [Russian President Vladimir] Putin.’” Listen to these bitches! America needs warriors, not quislings now.
DEATH CULT GOP SENDS SUBPOENA TO FBI AGENT WILLING TO TESTIFY
The Hill reports, “House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) issued a subpoena on Friday commanding FBI agent Peter Strzok to testify before the committee next week, despite Strzok’s offer to testify voluntarily.” In other words, this is what you do when you are a dick and want to sound like a tough guy and answer to a death cult. The Hill adds, “Strzok’s testimony is scheduled to take place on Wednesday at 10:00 a.m., according to a press release from the Judiciary Committee.” As The Hill notes, “In a statement to The Hill on Friday, Strzok’s lawyer Aitan Goelman wrote that his office found the committee’s decision to subpoena Strzok regrettable. ‘We regret that the Committee felt it necessary to issue a subpoena when we repeatedly informed them that Pete was willing to testify voluntarily.’” But now the death cult GOP can go on their death cult faux news channel Fox and posture like the tough guys they are not and shriek about an FBI Secret Society that is part of The Deep State that let Trump win the presidency because they were really working for Hillary. That makes so much sense!
From The Hill.
* REPS WANT FRESH SANCTIONS ON MAFIA STATE OLIGARCH
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty reports, “Two U.S. lawmakers have urged U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration to consider hitting Russian billionaire Vladimir Yevtushenkov with sanctions and examine whether he has engaged in corruption. Representatives Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (Republican-Florida), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and Mark Walker (Republican-North Carolina) made the request in a letter to U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that was made public on June 21.” Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty adds, “The letter, dated May 16, calls on Mnuchin and Pompeo to ‘take immediate action to determine’ whether Yevtushenkov should face punitive measures.” Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty notes, “The letter cites Russian President Vladimir Putin’s statement in October 2016 that Yevtushenkov’s holding company, AFK Sistema, would build medical facilities in Crimea, the Ukrainian Black Sea peninsula seized by Russia in 2014.”
* NATO IN THE BALTICS: FOCUSING ON SPEED + READINESS
NBC News reports, “The U.S. military and its NATO allies have sliced the number of days needed to deploy armored vehicles to a former Cold War foe almost in half in just a year amid concern about potential Russian aggression in Europe.” NBC News notes, “Memories of the occupation during Soviet times are still fresh in Lithuania, Estonia and Latvia.” NBC News adds, “experts say speedier deployments by the alliance might not be enough in case of a conflict along NATO’s eastern front. Military analysts believe Russia’s military would likely still have an advantage,” because they have occupied the three Baltic states before and held them for half a century and possess details about the human and geographical terrain you only obtain through such barbarism. NBC News notes, “about 10,000 to 15,000 troops, would need to be based in the region to close the one-week advantage Russian troops would have in the event of a large-scale conflict.”
From NBC News.
ACTIVE MASURES WATCH: EU’S RETALLIATORY TARIFFS
BBC News reports, “The European Union (EU) has introduced retaliatory tariffs on US goods as a top official launched a fresh attack on President Donald Trump’s trade policy. The duties on €2.8bn (£2.4bn) worth of US goods came into force on Friday. Tariffs have been imposed on products such as bourbon whiskey, motorcycles and orange juice.” BBC News adds, “European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said duties imposed by the US on the EU go against ‘all logic and history’.” Au contraire, if you look at the history of Soviet occupation and Lubyanka theories of how to capture the state, you see the goal of active measures is to take control of foreign policy, defense and the economy. Trumpistan is occupied and a Lubyanka shitstain is squatting in the White House. He is no more our president than the Brits desire for Brexit; both are completely fake concoctions resulting from obscene manipulations of the electoral process by domestic traitors working with a foreign adversary nation, Russia. This will crash our economy and the global economy and then when people get some bread again, they forget all about the crimes that made them starve in the first instance. Think this is sick or paranoid? Think how Russia thinks for a moment, that’s all that ever goes into Russian mafia state thoughts.
From BBC News.
ACTIVE MEASURES WATCH: RUSSIA THREATENS TARIFFS TOO NOW
Bloomberg reports, “Russia is the latest country to threaten the U.S. with retaliation for tariffs on metals imports, warning Friday that American cars could soon face higher taxes. Economy Minister Maxim Oreshkin said autos from the U.S. could be targeted, just days after saying that the government also is likely to hit American road-building equipment with higher levies. Both moves are in response to new U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum, important Russian exports.” Recall, the goal of active measures is to capture the state: foreign policy, defense and the economy.
UKRAINIAN FILMMAKER OLEG SENSTOV LOSES 44 POUNDS ON HUNGER STRIKE
The AP reports, “A lawyer for a Ukrainian filmmaker who has been on hunger strike for more than a month in a Russian prison says his client has lost about 20 kilograms (44 pounds) and is severely weak. Oleg Sentsov, a vehement opponent of Russia’s 2014 annexation of Crimea from Ukraine, is serving a 20-year sentence on a conviction for planning terrorist acts. He denies the charges. Friday marked the 40th day of his hunger strike.” This while the World Cup is going on too, but enjoy your football by all means so long as you think it will not ever be your blood and know that when it is you, fully expect no one to give a shit because they will not if you do not care about Sentsov now.
From the AP.
* SEVEN RUSSIAN CITIES GRANT PERMITS FOR JULY 1 PENSION PROTESTS
Meduza reports, “Seven cities have issued demonstration permits to Alexey Navalny’s supporters for protests on July 1 against proposed pension reforms. The authorities in Stavropol, Lipetsk, Belgorod, Krasnodar, Khabarovsk, Murmansk, and Komsomolsk-on-Amur all agreed to allow rallies, though they offered the activists ;alternative venues’ at less central public spaces. At least three cities have rejected permit requests from Navalny’s activists.” By reforms, Meduza means the Russian mafia state used the World Cup distraction to notify the Russian people, who it treats as serfs, that they all have to work harder, longer into their old age so the mafia state can afford sad little Vova’s corruption. Meduza notes, “The Anti-Corruption Foundation hopes to stage protests in 20 cities,” adding, “On June 21, Moscow City Hall rejected three permit requests for protests in early July against Russia’s proposed pension reforms. City officials say the demonstrations would interfere with FIFA World Cup festivities.”
* UKRAINE EXTENDS RUSSIA SANCTIONS
Reuters reports, “Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko has signed a decree to enact a recently adopted decision to expand sanctions on Russian companies and entities, Ukraine’s council of national security and defense said on Friday. It said 30 Russian legal entities and 14 individuals were added to the sanction list, taking it to 1,762 individuals and 786 entities.”
* LATVIA INVESTIGATES MAGNITSKY-RELATED RUSSIAN FRAUD
Reuters reports, “Latvian authorities say they are examining an allegation that a failed bank handled money from a Russian fraud uncovered by Bill Browder, an investor campaigning to expose corruption.” Reuters recalls, “ABLV shut this year after the United States Treasury alleged money laundering at Latvia’s third largest bank, plunging the Baltic state into financial and political crisis. Riga responded by tightening controls on a dozen Latvian banks which had promoted themselves as a gateway to Western markets for customers largely in Russia, but also in Ukraine and Moldova, promising Swiss-style secrecy.” Reuters adds, “Browder, who leads a campaign against Russian officials he blames for the 2009 death of his Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky while investigating fraud, has alleged there was a link to ABLV.” Browder told Reuters, “We have filed complaints with Latvian authorities with evidence showing the connection of multiple accounts at ABLV to the $230 million fraud uncovered by Sergei Magnitsky”. Reuters notes, “An ABLV spokesman said that two former Russian customers allegedly connected to the Magnitsky fraud had accounts, but that business relations had been terminated for unrelated reasons before it surfaced.”
* NOBODY KNOWS YOU WHEN YOU’RE DOWN + OUT
CNBC reports, “A federal judge on Friday denied former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort’s bid to dismiss a money laundering charge brought against him by special counsel Robert Mueller in a pending criminal case in Washington, D.C.” Sad! CNBC adds, “U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson also denied Manafort’s request to dismiss a related allegation that would require him to forfeit properties if he was convicted on that money laundering charge.” POLITICO adds, “Mueller‘s prosecutors and Manafort‘s defense team filed separate motions with a federal court in Alexandria, Virginia, on Friday asking to block lawyers at an upcoming trial for the longtime lobbyist and political consultant from mentioning his stint at the helm of the Trump campaign in 2016.” POLITICO notes, “Mueller’s team went first, asking U.S. District Court Judge T.S. Ellis to prevent Manafort‘s defense from arguing to jurors that he was targeted for prosecution because of his role in Donald Trump’s presidential bid.” POLITICO adds, “Manafort‘s defense followed up a short time later with an even broader motion asking to bar any discussion at all of the defendant‘s role in the Trump campaign, as well as all mention of Mueller‘s mandate to investigate potential collaboration between Trump‘s team and Russia.” Recall: Manafort faces charges in Washington, D.C. and Virginia.
POLITICO reports, “Special counsel Robert Mueller is asking that George Papadopoulos, a former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser, be sentenced in September on the false-statement felony charge he pleaded guilty to last fall. In a court filing on Friday evening, Mueller’s prosecutors and defense attorneys in the case asked U.S. District Court Judge Randy Moss to set Papadopoulos’ sentencing for Sept. 7, or a date in October if the judge is unavailable.” POLITICO notes, “Papadopoulos, 30, faces a maximum possible sentence of five years in prison. However, judges typically follow sentencing guidelines that call for more lenient sentences for defendants with no criminal record, particularly if they plead guilty. It is possible the former Trump adviser could not be sentenced to jail at all.”
—–CAMP IVANKA: FROM THE KIDDIE INTERNMENT CAMPS—–
LUNATIC TWITLER WANTS END OF CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS FOR ALL
The Washington Post reports, “President Trump on Sunday explicitly advocated for depriving undocumented immigrants of their due-process rights, arguing that people who cross the border into the United States illegally are invaders and must immediately be deported without trial or an appearance before a judge.” We ended capital punishment in many states because so many innocents were getting caught up in the grist so what could possibly go wrong? Before you say, “But I’m a U.S. citizen and can prove it!” One must ask to whom you will prove your citizenship to if you are deprived of due process? When you end or suspend constitutional rights for some, you suspend them for all. (Note: as a matter of policy, TRUMPISTAN WATCH is no longer quoting the fake Russian bullshit president’s tweets because Jack Dorsey and the Twitter cockroaches should cut off his account for terrorizing the nation and the world, but they are more content to selectively suspend those who plan demonstrations, object to their information tyranny and the occasionally troll because Dorsey has no balls, is an entitled shit and seems deeply enamored with his own celebrity. History will not forget the social networks, however, in accounting for the rise of fascism.)
From The Washington Post.
NARCISSISTIC LUNATIC PHOTOGRAPHS “ANGEL FAMILIES” PHOTOS
CNBC reports that Twitler went one step further than his Nazi precursors in his fear tactics as “President Donald Trump appears to have autographed photos of deceased young people that were featured at a White House event Friday highlighting victims of crimes committed by undocumented immigrants. There were 11 photos total being held up by family members who had lost loved ones, and all of the photos bore Trump’s unmistakably scrawled signature in large-tipped black pen.” This is straight from the Nazi playbook with immigrants in the U.S. illegally substituting for Jews. The fact is with so much on the line, immigrants who do not have their papers straight are less likely to commit crimes than the general population because there is too much at stake for them. It is for this reason that the young fugitive Bill Ayers always drove the speed limit in the 1970s. Think about it. Also, no journalist appears to have followed up with those featured at Trump’s press conference to confirm the veracity of these stories – kind of important that that happens! Not to glorify them or challenge them but merely as verification as the regime only ever sells us lies.
“INDEFINITE DETENTION” GITMO-STYLE FOR MIGRANTS
POLITICO reports, “The so-called Flores settlement requires children to be released from custody within 20 days, which raises the question of whether it would be worth the effort for the Homeland Security Department to build facilities. The Justice Department filed a motion in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday seeking to modify the settlement to allow for indefinite detentions of children with parents, along with other changes.” POLITICO adds, “ICE officials were stunned Wednesday to learn of the president’s executive order to detain migrant families together, according to a former DHS official. ‘A bomb dropped on them,’ the official said. ‘They had no idea this was coming.’” Yeah they sort of have rules instead of Gestapo tactics, which sucks if you are a thug who enjoys the thug life in uniform. POLITICO notes, “The military has been used to house migrants in the past, but Trump’s ‘zero tolerance’ policy will create fresh challenges. Under the president’s order, DHS will be required to reimburse DoD for the cost of the family facilities — and it won’t be cheap.”
HOSTAGES: YOU CAN SEE YOUR KIDS IF YOU AGREE TO DEPORTATION
The Texas Tribune reports, “Central American men separated from their children and held in a detention facility outside Houston are being told they can reunite with their kids at the airport if they agree to sign a voluntary deportation order now, according to one migrant at the facility and two immigration attorneys who have spoken to detainees there.” The Texas Tribune adds, “A Honduran man who spoke to The Texas Tribune Saturday estimated that 20 to 25 men who have been separated from their children are being housed at the IAH Polk County Secure Adult Detention Center, a privately-operated U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility for men located 75 miles outside Houston. He said the majority of those detainees had received the same offer of reunification in exchange for voluntary deportation.” This confirms what has already been widely reported and acknowledged by all but the death cult leadership: these children are hostages of a heinous regime.
From The Texas Tribune.
* COMEY REFERS TO “SHAME” OVER CHILD CAGES + FAMILY SEPARATION
Axios reports, “Former FBI Director James Comey said on Friday during a book tour stop in Dublin, Ireland that he wanted to tell Irish customs agents he was Canadian due to the Trump administration’s ‘zero tolerance’ immigration policy, the Irish Times reported.”
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THE GOP IS FULLY A DEATH CULT + THE PARTY OF TRUMP NOW
The New York Times reports, “In interviews across the country over the last few days, dozens of Trump voters, as well as pollsters and strategists, described something like a bonding experience with the president that happens each time Republicans have to answer a now-familiar question: ‘How can you possibly still support this man?’ Their resilience suggests a level of unity among Republicans that could help mitigate Mr. Trump’s low overall approval ratings and aid his party’s chances of keeping control of the House of Representatives in November.” This is exactly what happens in cults: cult members feel greater bonds with the leader than they do other cult members, so much so that it is a defining characteristic of a cult along with a charismatic leader. What’s more, “Republican voters repeatedly described an instinctive, protective response to the president, and their support has grown in recent months: Mr. Trump’s approval rating among Republicans is now about 90 percent,” The New York Times adds. This is despite the fact that “some displayed discomfort on their faces when asked about the child separation policy, and expressed misgivings about the president’s character.” Ninety percent means the death cult leader will forever be associated with the death cult GOP and the grand ol’ party s now fully a death cult. It also means death cult members have been conditioned to set aside their doubts. Before you think this is too much and that people will turn before a slaughter, consider all that has happened so far: “He tried to unilaterally bar visitors from several Muslim countries from the United States, angering U.S. allies and provoking clashes with Congress and the courts over the limits of executive power. He praised some ‘very fine people’ at a deadly white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., in remarks that shook some members of his cabinet so deeply that they considered resigning. He defended Roy S. Moore, a Senate candidate in Alabama who was accused of fondling teenage girls, by suggesting that the allegations were old and possibly made-up.” And remember when people say it is only the poor and uneducated who can be taken in by a death cult that, “approximately 31 percent of Trump approvers are white men without a college degree, and 66 percent are either college graduates, women or nonwhite.” At the same time, cults often shed those who question the leader as is evidenced by the fact that “In recent polls from Gallup and Morning Consult, the numbers of people who identified as Republicans were about 2 percentage points smaller than they were in early 2017.” And lastly, those who question the leader have their legitimacy challenged as suppressive people, or in the words of one Trump voter, ““Oh the left just wants everybody to come into the country illegally so they can get voters.’” Talk to former cult members for ideas. TRUMPISTAN WATCH has and two things emerge: you must provide exits for the members while raising the social and legal costs of the regime elders.
From The New York Times.
WHAT WON’T RUSSIA DO IN 2018? IN 2020? EVERYTHING IN 2016 PLUS PLUS
Vanity Fair reports, “So what exactly is Russia planning for the upcoming election? The correct question, a half dozen security experts and former and current government officials have told me, is what are they not planning? These people all said that 2018 will likely be a testing ground for 2020. Many of the tactics that Russia experiments with could (and likely will) be enacted on a much larger scale two years from now. Some of these strategies and maneuvers appear grounded in reality, while others seem speculative, but all have the same sinister goal of breaking the system—by cleaving our polity, distracting us with feuds large and small—by sowing discord through technology platforms and services.” Also everything that happened in 2016 is still going on; do not fool yourselves. Vanity Fair adds, “In the coming months, these experts told me, Russian operatives will likely start creating fake Facebook groups (if they haven’t already)—some that slam to the left, others that lean as far right as humanly possible—that will argue with one another, and help us do the same; there will be accounts on social media that use Cambridge Analytica-style targeting to serve up ads, and a barrage of cleverly designed and perfectly disguised bots on Twitter. All stuff we’ve seen already, but with much more advanced algorithms and snakier and more aggressive tactics. (This time, for example, fake video and audio will start circulating through the social stratosphere, all with the intended purpose of trying to make real news seem fake, and fake news seem real.)” Vanity Fair notes, “More than one expert told me that Russia will try to go after actual voting booths in smaller, more contentious districts across the country.” Vanity Fair adds, “In some ways, there are almost too many holes to plug to stop the Russians from causing massive harm in the coming elections.” Vanity Fair continues, “Russia and Putin want to drive a wedge deeper and deeper into the United States, pitting Americans against Americans, breaking the system from within, and helping us destroy ourselves. As one researcher said to me recently, if there’s one thing that Russia and the Democrats agree on, it’s that Trump is an idiot, and he’s so self-obsessed that he’ll always put himself before American democracy, and, in turn, weaken it.”
From Vanity Fair.
TRUMP DIDN’T WANT A JR BECAUSE WHAT IF HE IS A LOSER – AND HE IS
GQ reports on Uday, Trump’s idiotic carnival barker pea brain hellspawn. In it we learn Uday’s hunting was bizarre to Trump until the campaign, “when an invitation arrived from the governor of Iowa to go hunting ahead of the state’s crucial caucuses, Trump joked, ‘Don, you can finally do something for me—you can go hunting.’” GQ notes, “According to his first wife, Ivana, Donald Trump was never keen on bequeathing his name to anybody. It was Ivana who wanted to call their newborn Donald junior. ‘You can’t do that!’ Trump is quoted as saying in Ivana’s memoir, Raising Trump. ‘What if he’s a loser?’” Poor Uday – born a loser before he was even born! GQ notes, “To the president’s most ardent supporters, Don is venerated as a natural incarnation of everything the MAGA brand stands for: transgressive and defiant white, rural masculinity.” TRUMPISTAN WATCH would add toxic. One anecdote in particular is revealing of Uday’s anger: “as Trump engaged Ivana in an epic public feud, he dispatched a bodyguard to his triplex apartment with instructions to bring his elder boy down to his office. Don, still not talking to his father, descended with the bodyguard to the 28th floor, and a few minutes later, Ivana, who described all this in her book, got a phone call. It was Trump, looking for some leverage by announcing that he was going to keep Don and raise him alone. ‘Okay, keep him,’ Ivana said she told him. ‘I have two other kids to raise.’ A few minutes later—his bluff out-bluffed—Trump ordered his boy to be taken back upstairs.” That anger stayed with Uday and was further fueled when Ivana’s boyfriend abused him by trying to strangle him later in his teenage years. If you always pegged Uday as an abused little boy, you were right. Or, in his mother’s words, Uday “expressed his pain with anger, and he was really angry.” A college acquaintance supports this, telling GQ, “He had a reputation as the kind of guy who would get to drinking and start fights,” adding, “He was a fall-down drunk.” And now his life is in shambles and Mueller may be after him. Sad! I don’t really care, DO U?
WHITE HOUSE WORKED TO HIDE MILITARY DRINKING WATER SCANDAL
The New Republic reports, “The Trump administration feared it would be a ‘public relations nightmare’: a major federal study that concluded contaminated groundwater across the country, especially near military bases, was more toxic than the government realized. Political aides to President Donald Trump and Environmental Protection Agency head Scott Pruitt pressured the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry against releasing the results.” On Wednesday, “amid a media firestorm about the administration’s immigration policy, the ATSDR—a division of the Department of Health and Human Services—quietly published its 852-page review of perfluoroalkyls, or PFAS, which are ‘used in everything from carpets and frying pan coatings to military firefighting foams,’ according to ProPublica. ‘All told, the report offers the most comprehensive gathering of information on the effects of these chemicals today, and suggests they’re far more dangerous than previously thought.’” The New Republic notes, “military personnel and veterans are particularly at risk, because PFAS compounds are in firefighting foams, which have been used in training exercises at military bases across America since the 1970s. Those foams have leached into the groundwater at the military facilities, and often the drinking water supply. Nearly three million Americans get their drinking water from Department of Defense systems.” The New Republic asks, “What, then, did the study’s temporary suppression achieve for Trump and Pruitt?” And answers, “It bought some time for the chemical manufacturers that support them, so they can prepare for the inevitable onslaught of personal injury lawsuits related to PFAS contamination. It also delayed public pressure to increase government spending on environmental cleanups at military bases and on updating rural water infrastructure.”
From The New Republic.
* WHEN THEY GO LOW, WE REMIND THEM THEY’RE KNOCKING FROM BELOW
The Moscow Times reports, “Russia’s standing has taken a major in hit in the eyes of other countries, according to the latest study of the reputations of nations around the world. The Reputation Institute (RI) consulting firm ranks 55 of the world’s biggest countries based on 58,000 individual ratings evaluating factors that include economic health, safety and governance.” The Moscow Times adds, “Russia placed 52nd in the ranking, with low scores in transparency, corruption and effective governance. The country’s reputational gap suffered among the biggest declines globally, according to the RBC business portal’s analysis.” Now wait for it as, “Wedged between Saudi Arabia and Nigeria, Russia’s reputation was also topped by that of Venezuela, Iran and Iraq. The United States’ reputation placed 34th, followed by India at 35th and China at 45th.” This is how we can hurt Russia. As you travel, as you talk to friends at home and abroad, see this as an opportunity to hurt the enemy, Russia. Remember, you only have one life to live; think of all the time and joy they have already stolen.
From The Moscow Times.
BORIS EPSHTEYN, THE WILLIE LOMAN OF PROPAGANDISTS
Media Matter for America reports, “Audiences across the country are watching a segment on their local news telling them that liberals in media had overblown reports of children separated from their parents and detained in cages near the border — all thanks to Sinclair Broadcast Group.” Fucking libtards do not want the brown kids in cages! Wondering who talks like that? Have you talked to any death cult members lately who will use this to claim their death cult leader Trump is being abused by fake news outrage?
—–TOWARDS A PEACEFUL NUCLEAR EXCHANGE—–
MATTIS INDEFINITELY SUSPENDS MILITARY EXERCISES WITH SOUTH KOREA
The Military Times reports, “Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has ‘indefinitely suspended’ joint military exercises with South Korea as part of the agreement to get North Korea to denuclearize, the Pentagon announced late Friday.” The Military Times recalls, “The exercises were called ‘provocative’ by President Donald Trump, who also questioned their cost-effectiveness, and he agreed with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un to cancel them as part of an agreement reached in Singapore that could lead to North Korea getting rid of its nuclear weapons.” The Military Times adds, “the exercises have been an integral part of improving joint operability with South Korea’s military, and they are considered a key part of the U.S. commitment to protect Seoul from a potential attack from the North. The next exercise, Ulchi Freedom Guardian, was scheduled for August and involved more than 17,500 U.S. service members.”
From The Military Times.
POMPEO CANCELLED SENATE BRIEFING ABOUT FAKE NORTH KOREA PEACE
NBC News reports, “Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday abruptly canceled a briefing for senators scheduled for Wednesday about the deal with North Korea that President Donald Trump has hailed as a breakthrough — even while the details of the agreement remain vague. Senate leaders informed colleagues that the briefing may be rescheduled for next week, though no date had been set, according to aides involved in the scheduling.” Wonder why Secretary Quisling does not want to answer questions, what with his reputation staked on it, not that there is much of a reputation there.
From NBC News.
—–THE GREAT GAME: BLOOD, SWEAT, TEARS + FOOTBALL—–
BLATTER + PUTIN CORRUPT ASSHOLE BONDING TIME AT THE KREMLIN
The Globe and Mail reports, “Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter met Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Kremlin on Wednesday evening while in Russia to attend the World Cup”. The Globe and Mail adds, “The Kremlin confirmed the meeting, but said it was a private matter and declined to provide details.” So the whole world knows who Blatter stands with: himself, his money, his corrupt friends – and against: civilization. The Globe and Mail recalls, “FIFA’s Ethics Committee banned Blatter, who led FIFA for 17 years, from ‘all football activities’ in 2015 after finding him guilty of unethical conduct related to a global corruption scandal which rocked the organization. His appearance at the World Cup in Russia is therefore potentially embarrassing for FIFA and its new head, Gianni Infantino, who has promised to draw a line under FIFA’s corruption problems and clean up the organization.” Russia paid for everything for the Swiss asshole: tickets, fan pass, and it only cost him the remaining scrap of dignity the 82 year old may have left, so nothing.
From The Globe and Mail.
—–RADIO MOSCOW: STORIES FROM THEIR PRESS AND OURS—–
* RESISTANCE ADVICE: I REALLY DON’T CARE. DO U?
POLITICO reports, “White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders claimed Saturday that she was kicked out of a Virginia restaurant on Friday evening simply because she works for President Donald Trump.” POLITICO adds, “‘Last night I was told by the owner of Red Hen in Lexington, VA to leave because I work for @POTUS and I politely left,’ Sanders wrote on her official press secretary Twitter account. ‘Her actions say far more about her than about me.’” She used her government Twitter account to spread the word far and wide in an act of intimidation as she and the death cult hope to silence those who do not stand at attention for death cult leader Twitler and maybe get a pizzagate-style loon to attack the place in the process. America is such a crazy idiosyncratic place that who knows, but the intimidation effort is clear. As POLITICO notes, “the tweet qualified as an uncommonly specific attack from an official White House account on a private business.” POLITICO adds, “on Friday night, Jaike Foley-Schultz, who described himself as a waiter at the Red Hen in Lexington, wrote on Facebook that he had just just served Sanders before she was asked to leave. Sanders did not mention family members in her account of the episode, but the post would seem to match what the press secretary tweeted Saturday. As POLITICO recalls, “Sanders would not have been the first member of the Trump administration to experience grief in public for their work. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen’s dinner at MXDC, a Mexican restaurant in Washington, was interrupted by protesters from the Democratic Socialists of America on Tuesday, who shouted at her ‘shame’ and ‘If kids don’t eat in peace, you don’t eat in peace.’ Other demonstrators chanted outside her Virginia townhouse on Friday morning.” Naturally racist “Mike Huckabee, Sanders’ father, defended her on Twitter, saying ‘bigotry is on the menu’ at the restaurant. Earlier Saturday, Huckabee, a former Arkansas governor and now a conservative commentator, tweeted a photo, supposedly of MS-13 gang members, with the caption: ‘Nancy Pelosi introduces her campaign committee for the take back of the House.’” Remember, white people who put children in cages, call other animals, speak of a brown people infestation are the real victims. They should go stage some sit-ins at lunch counters and object to the water fountains labeled “Trumpenproletariat only”.
* RESISTANCE ADVICE: HAUNT THE LEADERSHIP WITH ITS CRIMES
The Washington Examiner reports, “Protesters outside Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen’s home on Friday morning played audio recordings of migrant children crying as they were being separated from their parents. It was the same audio released by ProPublica this week. The demonstrators, who were also chanting ‘free the kids,’ gathered outside of Nielsen’s townhouse just days after she was forced out of a Mexican restaurant in Washington, D.C., by socialist protesters.” These are not normal times; you cannot beg for civility when you call our friends and neighbors animals, rapists and murderers and suggest they “infest” our nation. This is a death cult; you must confront the Nazi cockroach leadership with its crimes at every turn to foment internal divisions while providing regular people who support them with the love and support they need to exit the death cult. Talk to former cult members about what it took for them to leave, they will all say the same thing: they had their doubts, but they learned to suppress them for the good of the group, it is only after something went terribly wrong and their faith in their conduit to the leaders ruptured that they left. The Washington Examiner notes, “Nielsen was home at the time protests began and had to walk past protesters yelling ‘shame’ as she walked from her house to her car.” Very good, now repeat for all the senior regime figures. Only extraordinary outside pressure can cause the regime to collapse from within.
From The Washington Examiner.
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