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Trump's new acting AG receives $900K in income from a non-profit while the non-profit receives $1 million from an unnamed donor. Likely that donor is an agent of either Trump or Putin.

Before becoming chief of staff, Whitaker worked as director of the nonprofit Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust, whose web site said it provides accountability, ethics and transparency “by hanging a lantern over public officials who put their own interests over the interests of the public good.”

Whitaker was paid $502,000 in 2017 for work from Jan. 1 to Sept. 14, which is equivalent to an annual salary of $715,000, according to the group’s tax form. The annual figure represented a 77 percent increase from the $402,000 he was paid in 2016, according to the group’s tax form.

The group received a $1 million contribution in 2017 from a single donor whose identity is not publicly disclosed on its tax return, and who the organization declined to identify in response to questions from USA Today.

The organization’s March 2014 application for tax-exempt status told the Internal Revenue Service the purpose was “to conduct research and provide informational studies on free market concepts in relation to environmental regulations and policy.” The original name, Free Market America Educational Foundation, changed in October 2014 to Working for Rights to Express & Communication before its current name. ...

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This Morning Joe clip (7 min.) aptly discusses the behavioral downward spiral of Trump, as if that seemed possible before, after the mid-terms. It is 'apt' except for that the audience is left with the impression that Trump's motivations are his "personal" moral depravity and greedy corruption, which I claim is merely the superficial fascia (cover or front) that hides the long term geopolitical motivations of the real Deep State - the USA is the front for 'Rome', and is the current tip of Rome's spear.

Joe repeats the trope that Trump didn't really want to win the election, that the 2016 campaign was just for publicity to garner him more wealth, and, oops, he did win -- so might as well make the most profit off it. But as we can clearly see, from the totality of what I've presented on this thread, Trump has been groomed for this role, for a long time, regarding Presidential aspirations, and the adoption of his 'populist' affect, a "man of the people".

The same goes for the Clintons, with their similar familial associations with organized crime (Bill's from Hot Springs, AR and Hill's from Scranton, PA and Chicago). Clinton has a curious parentage where his single mom 'just happened' to be a nurse for the Rockefellers (see Roger Morris's Partners in Power), much like Hitler's grandmother being a maid for some Vienna Rothschild. But then, doesn't everybody have such a story?

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Think Trump really wants to lock up Hillary, or Ivanka, for their email crimes? These two guys below work for the same employer, and are golf buddies and sometimes both end up playing through in the 'wrong' hole.

For some great background context on the Clinton's, for comparison's sake to Trump, see the following Corbett Report discussion on the Clintons and their similar hypocritical behaviors. Near the end is the curious Rothschild claim (during the 2008 campaign) that Obama was an elite, in support of Hillary.



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So much for private enterprise, Agent Orange wants to create an American Pravda:

President Donald Trump on Monday suggested the United States should create a "worldwide network" to combat the "unfair" way the country is treated by the media, saying CNN doesn't have enough competition overseas.

"Throughout the world, CNN has a powerful voice portraying the United States in an unfair...." the president tweeted. "....and false way. Something has to be done, including the possibility of the United States starting our own Worldwide Network to show the World the way we really are, GREAT!"

CNN has both a domestic and international network.

The U.S. government currently funds Voice of America, an international radio broadcast source. Congress in 2017 eliminated the board of directors for the organization, with a new CEO position created, which is appointed by the president. ...

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With Trump having filed his answers to Mueller's questions, the "open book test" below, things are moving apace, the special prosecutor's office moving to void their agreement with Manafort. As such, Marcy Wheeler posits her theory below as to what is happening.

Now, it is true that Trump can pardon Manafort (though that probably won’t happen right away). That’s the only sane explanation for Manafort doing what he did, that he is still certain he’ll be pardoned. But many of these charges can still be charged in state court.

Just about the only explanation for Manafort’s actions are that — as I suggested — Trump was happy to have Manafort serve as a mole in Mueller’s investigation.

But Mueller’s team appears to have no doubt that Manafort was lying to them. That means they didn’t really need his testimony, at all. It also means they had no need to keep secrets — they could keep giving Manafort the impression that he was pulling a fast one over the prosecutors, all while reporting misleading information to Trump that he could use to fill out his open book test. Which increases the likelihood that Trump just submitted sworn answers to those questions full of lies.

And that “detailed sentencing submission … sett[ing] forth the nature of the defendant’s crimes and lies” that Mueller mentions in the report?

There’s your Mueller report, which will be provided in a form that Matt Whitaker won’t be able to suppress. (Reminder: Mueller included 38 pages of evidence along with Manafort’s plea agreement, which I argued showed how what Manafort and Trump did to Hillary was the same thing that Manafort had done to Yulia Tymoshenko.)

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Separate commentary on Wheeler's theory (see prior post):

There are several reasons Wheeler's argument is compelling. First, as she previously noted, Manafort's plea agreement did not include a provision to limit him from speaking with outside parties about the investigations, even though Rick Gates, Manafort's deputy who also pleaded guilty in the probe, was forced to agree to such a provision. For some reason, Mueller wasn't worried about Manafort's lawyers communicating with Trump — which he has been doing.

At the same time, while Manafort's agreement allowed him to speak to outside parties about the probe, it set a relatively low bar for the special counsel to demonstrate that the former campaign chair had broken the agreement. While Gates' agreement required that prosecutors show that the preponderance of evidence suggests that he lied in order to overturn the deal, Manafort's agreement only requires that prosecutors show that he has violated the agreement by "good faith," a lower standard.

"They probably never really believed he was going to cooperate," Wheeler said.

There's another piece of evidence that Manafort was serving as a mole for Trump by becoming a cooperating witness.

On Nov. 15, Trump tweeted: "The inner workings of the Mueller investigation are a total mess. They have found no collusion and have gone absolutely nuts. They are screaming and shouting at people, horribly threatening them to come up with the answers they want."

As many pointed out at the time, this suggested Trump had some new insight into the investigation that he previously lacked. Some speculated that Trump's dubiously appointed Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker might have been the source, but Manafort could also have played this role.

A few days before that, ABC News had reported that there were "tensions" between Mueller and Manafort as investigators struggled to get the answers they wanted from him. As I reported at the time, this was most likely a leaked report from Manafort's allies. It appeared to be an attempt to make the investigators look desperate. In fact, the Mueller team might have been intentionally playing Manafort. ...

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With Paul Manafort and Jerome Corsi gumming up the Mueller investigation, it appears that a successful end to the Trump regime via this route is looking grim, and some of the legal beagles at emptywheel appear to be in agreement.

Rudy Giuliani has admitted that Manafort, via his lawyer, has indeed been serving as a backchannel feeding information on the investigation to Trump and his legal team. Such is apparently unprecedented, according to other legal commentators, some claiming that prosecutors across the country are furious amending their boilerplate text for cooperation agreements to disallow such behavior. Once again, another loophole in our system of governance exploited. Hopefully the special prosecutors were feeding Manafort info knowing that it would get to Trump's team and influence Trump's written answers to Mueller's questions.

In any case, why would Giuliani publicly admit such a thing? The standard answer about such Giuliani foibles is that he's going senile and/or that his once legendary legal skills (as a former federal SDNY prosecutor) are very rusty. And why would Trump need such 'backchannels' if he is so innocent?

I still say we're getting trolled, by the entire tableau. We didn't come this far into Chaos simply for Trump's seeming inane ego and vanity. Likely we will get to an existential crisis for the Trump presidency, his pretext to dissolve the constitutional republic. Too many 'Republicans' (Trumpublicans) are aiding and abetting all this behavior by omission, either compromised themselves and/or they have 'other' loyalties. They would be screaming bloody murder if Obama or Hillary were doing 5% of what Trump is doing.

In the middle of all this, both Clintons are going on interview tour touting their (fake) 'progressive' bona fides, with Monica Lewinsky discussing her affair with Bill, and Stormy Daniels having problems with her lawyer, Michael Avenatti (who was accused of battery by his last girlfriend).

Today Deutsche Bank's headquarters were raided, supposedly related to the Panama Papers revelations, which have Trump / Russian money laundering nexus. The bank also made Trump a huge loan when no American bank would do so, while the bank was found to be laundering Russian money.

And, as if that weren't enough, Chicago's longest running alderman had his offices raided by the FBI this morning, he having gotten Trump a $14 million property tax savings. The timing of these raids seemingly tied to the Michael Cohen admission of guilt today.
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And now following on the Cohen guilty plea is news that he was involved in an offer to give Putin a $50 million penthouse in the proposed Trump Tower Moscow. And that this project was being discussed well into the campaign, instead of having been dropped earlier as claimed. Obviously the Russians knew different and this represents leverage over Trump, as if all the other Russian money Trump has laundered isn't as well.

President Donald Trump’s company planned to give a $50 million penthouse at Trump Tower Moscow to Russian President Vladimir Putin as the company negotiated the luxury real estate development during the 2016 campaign, according to four people, one of them the originator of the plan.

Two US law enforcement officials told BuzzFeed News that Michael Cohen, Trump’s personal lawyer at the time, discussed the idea with a representative of Dmitry Peskov, Putin’s press secretary.

The Trump Tower Moscow plan is at the heart of a new plea agreement by Cohen, who led the negotiations to bring a gleaming, 100-story building to the Russian capital. Cohen acknowledged in court that he had lied to Congress about the plan in order to protect Trump and his presidential campaign.

The revelation that representatives of the Trump Organization planned to forge direct financial links with the leader of a hostile nation at the height of the campaign raises fresh questions about President Trump's relationship with the Kremlin. The plan never went anywhere because the tower deal ultimately fizzled, and it is not clear whether Trump knew of the intention to give away the penthouse. But Cohen said in court documents that he regularly briefed Trump and his family on the Moscow negotiations. ...

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Further narrative rolling out after the Cohen plea, the following 25 minute Maddow episode further connects the disparate dots of the TrumpRussia Conspiracy investigation, including General Flynn, KT McFarland, Mariia Butina, Felix Sater, and the Kremlin's Dmitry Peskov. This explanation explains the motives for so much lying -- about what is otherwise being cast a 'legal' business matters.

Rachel Maddow shows how the Trump Organization's continued pursuit of a Trump Tower Moscow deal into the 2016 campaign, exposed by Michael Cohen this week, explains Donald Trump's soft stance on sanctioning Russian entities, including the bank that would finance the Trump Tower deal.

Trump would need to get the sanctions lifted from VTB Bank in order to do the Trump Moscow deal, and even if the deal fell through, as it did, Trump and his team of bozos were compromised.

Likely there are deeper layers of kompromat and intrigue involved, and one has to wonder just how spookmaster General Flynn and McFarland got in so deep with this.

As usual, caveat emptor.
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A new story has broke regarding Trump's Secretary of Labor, Alexander Acosta, in his former US Attorney role, in making a sweet deal with Jeff Epstein that resulting in keeping numerous others anonymous, allowing speculation that Bill Clinton was one of these. One of the victims was recruited from Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort, and both Trump and Bill Clinton took rides on Epstein's Lolita Express jet.

Of course, the Clinton's are back intimating that Hillary will run in 2020. Is this deal between Epstein and Acosta the reason she ran such a crappy campaign the first time ... to keep Chelsea's father out of pedo prison?

As part of the arrangement, Acosta agreed, despite a federal law to the contrary, that the deal would be kept from the victims. As a result, the non-prosecution agreement was sealed until after it was approved by the judge, thereby averting any chance that the girls — or anyone else — might show up in court and try to derail it.

This is the story of how Epstein, bolstered by unlimited funds and represented by a powerhouse legal team, was able to manipulate the criminal justice system, and how his accusers, still traumatized by their pasts, believe they were betrayed by the very prosecutors who pledged to protect them.

“I don’t think anyone has been told the truth about what Jeffrey Epstein did,’’ said one of Epstein’s victims, Michelle Licata, now 30. “He ruined my life and a lot of girls’ lives. People need to know what he did and why he wasn’t prosecuted so it never happens again.”

Now President Trump’s secretary of labor, Acosta, 49, oversees a massive federal agency that provides oversight of the country’s labor laws, including human trafficking. Until he was reported to be eliminated on Thursday, a day after this story posted online, Acosta also had been included on lists of possible replacements for former Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who resigned under pressure earlier this month.

Acosta did not respond to numerous requests for an interview or answer queries through email. ...
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The following excerpt is from a long article discussing the currently available 'emergency powers' available to Trump to bypass constitutional governance. He will do so once he perceives an existential threat level to his presidency has been attained. Or that legal jeopardy to one of his family members has been reached, excepting maybe for Eric.

Republicans, in the main, would never exercise their authority to limit such powers when taken by the likes of Trump, even though he is a RINO. In contrast they will take extraordinary efforts to limit Democrats, as is going on now in Wisconsin and to commit election fraud while complaining about ... election fraud, as in North Carolina toady.

It would be nice to think that America is protected from the worst excesses of Trump’s impulses by its democratic laws and institutions. After all, Trump can do only so much without bumping up against the limits set by the Constitution and Congress and enforced by the courts. Those who see Trump as a threat to democracy comfort themselves with the belief that these limits will hold him in check.

But will they? Unknown to most Americans, a parallel legal regime allows the president to sidestep many of the constraints that normally apply. The moment the president declares a “national emergency”—a decision that is entirely within his discretion—more than 100 special provisions become available to him. While many of these tee up reasonable responses to genuine emergencies, some appear dangerously suited to a leader bent on amassing or retaining power. For instance, the president can, with the flick of his pen, activate laws allowing him to shut down many kinds of electronic communications inside the United States or freeze Americans’ bank accounts. Other powers are available even without a declaration of emergency, including laws that allow the president to deploy troops inside the country to subdue domestic unrest.

This edifice of extraordinary powers has historically rested on the assumption that the president will act in the country’s best interest when using them. With a handful of noteworthy exceptions, this assumption has held up. But what if a president, backed into a corner and facing electoral defeat or impeachment, were to declare an emergency for the sake of holding on to power? In that scenario, our laws and institutions might not save us from a presidential power grab. They might be what takes us down. ...

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The following are two excerpts from David Livingstone's article positing that Trump is a puppet of Henry Kissinger's and the Rothschilds', thus further explaining Trump's nexus to Russia and Nixon, among others. The article also helps provide the dots to demonstrate the illusion of tension between Trump and such as the Clintons and Bushs, all linked into the same web. The article is from September 2017 and thus some of the references are dated. Livingstone talks in the first excerpt about Kissinger's relationship to Georgetown's CSIS, and let's remember here that the Rothschilds (aka Bauers ... from Bavaria >> Bauerland) are among the primary bankers for the Vatican. OMG, the Holy Mother Church has been taken over ... from day one.

With the first sentence that I have highlighted, let's also remember the role of the Clinton Administration took in helping render the current government and economy of present day Russia, all part of the puzzle.

In the second, we see the the linkage to other prominent foreign policy names and another prominent institution in the WH besides Georgetown, namely Goldman Sachs. And the Carlyle Group, tightly connected to Poppy Bush and ... once to the Bin Laden family.

It is becoming increasingly evident that Trump does not possess the competence to have achieved the financial success he enjoys. In fact, a series of studies by the Financial Times has shown how after he suffered a string of six successive bankruptcies, Trump was bailed out by Russian crime lords. This same Russian Mafia and their ties to powerful oligarchs close to Putin helped orchestrate Trump’s successful election to president.

However, what the mainstream media is not exploring, is their ties to Henry Kissinger, the CFR and the Rothschilds. “I don’t doubt that the Russians are hacking us,” Kissinger told CBS’ Face the Nation in an interview that aired December 18, 2016. “And I hope we’re doing some hacking there.” “But it’s very difficult to communicate about it. Because nobody wants to admit the scope of what they’re doing.” In the same interview, Kissinger described Putin as a character out of Dostoyevsky, and said, “And he is a man with a great sense of connection, inward connection to Russian history as he sees it.”[5]

Kissinger then remarked, “I had not thought of President Trump as a presidential candidate until he became a President.” But Kissinger described Trump as “a phenomenon that foreign countries haven’t seen… And I believe he has the possibility of going down in history as a very considerable president.” Kissinger gives Trump credit for “having analyzed an aspect of the American situation, develop a strategy (AUDIO GAP) against his leadership of his own party and prevailing.” “I think he operates by a kind of instinct that is a different form of analysis as my more academic one,” Kissinger said. “But he's raised a number of issues that I think are important, very important. And if they're addressed properly, could lead to good—great results.”[6]

Sputnik reported that Kissinger was advising Trump on how to "to bring the United States and Russia closer together to offset China’s military buildup."[7] According to Paul Craig Roberts, who was Kissinger’s colleague at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) for many years, this tells us that Kissinger is trying to use better relations with Russia in order to separate Russia from its strategic alliance with China. As Roberts explains: “Kissinger... is aware of the pro-American elites inside Russia, and he is at work creating for them a “China threat” that they can use in their effort to lead Russia into the arms of the West. If this effort is successful, Russia’s sovereignty will be eroded exactly as has the sovereignty of every other country allied with the US.”[8]

Comrade Heinz

Kissinger’s recent recommendations to Trump come from a long history of diplomacy inclined to the interests of the Russians. According to Colonel Michal Goleniewski, a former KGB agent, Kissinger had been recruited by Soviet intelligence during World War II.[9] Goleniewski defected to the United States in January 1961, after which he went to work for the CIA, until he was discredited when he claimed to be Tsarevich Alexei Nikolaevich of Russia, heir apparent to the Russian throne. Nevertheless, Goleniewski was responsible for uncovering a long list of KGB and GRU agents and officers.

Historian Richard A. Moss of the Naval War College recently published an authoritative book-length study titled, Nixon’s Back Channel to Moscow: Confidential Diplomacy and Détente, revealing how Kissinger established his own personal backchannel to the Soviet leadership in 1968, soon after being named Nixon’s national security adviser. Kissinger used Boris Sedov, a known KGB operative he met when he was visiting Harvard, to whom he conveyed his interest in improving US-Soviet relations. Additionally, Oleg Kalugin, the head of the KGB’s station in Washington, as he recounted in his own memoirs The First Directorate, boasted that the back channel with Kissinger forged a direct line between Nixon and Brezhnev. Kalugin maintains that the KGB preferred Nixon to his election rival, Hubert Humphrey, because no one would dare accuse Nixon of being soft on communism. According to Kalugin:

Again and again, in meetings with Sedov, Kissinger told us not to underestimate Nixon’s political abilities, not to overestimate his anti-Communism, and not to take Nixon’s hard-line campaign pronouncements at face value. Kissinger told Sedov that Nixon, if elected, would strive for a new era of improved relations between the two superpowers.[10]

After leaving office in 1977, Kissinger was appointed to Georgetown University’s Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). The CSIS board of trustees includes many former senior government officials including Zbigniew Brzezinski, William Cohen, George Argyros and Brent Scowcroft. Within the intelligence community, CSIS is known for having “some of the most insightful analysis and innovative ideas for strengthening our national security," according to former CIA Director John Brennan.[11] In the University of Pennsylvania’s 2013 Global Go To Think Tanks Report, CSIS is ranked the number one think tank in the world for “Top Defense and National Security Think Tanks.”[12]

In 1982, Kissinger founded Kissinger Associates (KA), after loans had been secured from Goldman Sachs and a consortium of three other banks.[13] KA assists its clients in identifying strategic partners and investment opportunities, advising clients on government relations throughout the world. The firm does not disclose its list of corporate clients, and reportedly bars clients from acknowledging the relationship. In 1999 Kissinger joined Mack McLarty to open Kissinger McLarty Associates. McLarty was Carlyle Group Senior Advisor and White House Chief of Staff under Bill Clinton. Kissinger McLarty is a corporate member of the Council of the Americas, the New York-based business organization established by David Rockefeller in 1965.[14] ...
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By 44 Former U.S. Senators
December 10 at 8:30 PM

Dear Senate colleagues,

As former members of the U.S. Senate, Democrats and Republicans, it is our shared view that we are entering a dangerous period, and we feel an obligation to speak up about serious challenges to the rule of law, the Constitution, our governing institutions and our national security.

We are on the eve of the conclusion of special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s investigation and the House’s commencement of investigations of the president and his administration. The likely convergence of these two events will occur at a time when simmering regional conflicts and global power confrontations continue to threaten our security, economy and geopolitical stability.

It is a time, like other critical junctures in our history, when our nation must engage at every level with strategic precision and the hand of both the president and the Senate.

We are at an inflection point in which the foundational principles of our democracy and our national security interests are at stake, and the rule of law and the ability of our institutions to function freely and independently must be upheld.

During our service in the Senate, at times we were allies and at other times opponents, but never enemies. We all took an oath swearing allegiance to the Constitution. Whatever united or divided us, we did not veer from our unwavering and shared commitment to placing our country, democracy and national interest above all else.

At other critical moments in our history, when constitutional crises have threatened our foundations, it has been the Senate that has stood in defense of our democracy. Today is once again such a time.

Regardless of party affiliation, ideological leanings or geography, as former members of this great body, we urge current and future senators to be steadfast and zealous guardians of our democracy by ensuring that partisanship or self-interest not replace national interest.

Max Baucus (D-Mont.), Evan Bayh (D-Ind.), Jeff Bingaman (D-N.M.), Bill Bradley (D-N.J.), Richard Bryan (D-Nev.), Ben Nighthorse Campbell (R-Colo.), Max Cleland (D-Ga.), William Cohen (R-Maine), Kent Conrad (D-N.D.), Al D’Amato (R-N.Y.), John C. Danforth (R-Mo.), Tom Daschle (D-S.D.), Dennis DeConcini (D-Ariz.), Chris Dodd (D-Conn.), Byron Dorgan (D-N.D.), David Durenberger (R-Minn.), Russ Feingold (D-Wis.), Wyche Fowler (D-Ga.), Bob Graham (D-Fla.), Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.), Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), Gary Hart (D-Colo.), Bennett Johnston (D-La.), Bob Kerrey (D-Neb.), John Kerry (D-Mass.), Paul Kirk (D-Mass.), Mary Landrieu (D-La.), Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.), Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark.), Richard Lugar (R-Ind.), Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.), Ben Nelson (D-Neb.), Sam Nunn (D-Ga.), Larry Pressler (R-S.D.), David Pryor (D-Ark.), Don Riegle (D-Mich.), Chuck Robb (D-Va.), Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.), Jim Sasser (D-Tenn.), Alan Simpson (R-Wyo.), Mark Udall (D-Colo.), John W. Warner (R-Va.), Lowell Weicker (I-Conn.), Tim Wirth (D-Colo.)

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Just as the former US senators' group letter in the prior post is informing the public that we have entered a dangerous time, due to the Sword of Mueller hanging over Trump - and now amplified by that the Dems will soon be taking over the House, the right and left MSM keeping hinting at the same danger. With the latter even that we might expect Trump to take drastic actions, such as (legally) invoking draconican emergency powers which, depending upon the implementation, could effectively permanently nullify the Constitution -- and make Agent Orange Leaks our first Dictator, likely IMHO to be followed by Empress Ivanka or perhaps Baron Trump - if we last that long.

The MSM talking heads also keeps positing that Agent Orange didn't really want to win the election, but rather that he was hoping to use the campaign to further feather-bed his vast empire of grift, perhaps now exemplified by the admittance that Agent Orange and his pee-ons were still busy negotiating to build Trump Tower Moscow into November of 2016. And in doing so offering Vladimir Putin a free $50 million penthouse, so as to lure other Russian oligarchs to buy in.

As I have posted on several times prior on this thread, we have seen Agent Orange again break his berserk, word salad character in such as the released recording of his revealing knowledge of his correct understanding of what constitutes a campaign finance violation. And, again, 2016 was his third attempt to run for President, having expressed interest in doing so in the 1980's, and in his discussions with Tricky Dick Nixon, and his long friendship with proud political trickster, Roger Stone (a former swampy lobbying business partner with Paul Manafort).

Today, the judge in General (Benedict Arnold) Mikhail Flynn's case further delayed sentencing Flynn, while having just forced the release of the FBI 302 reports countering Flynn's (and Agent Orange's) bizarre complaint that he was tricked by the FBI agents (one of whom, Peter Strzok, was already in the middle of controversy over his emails with his former FBI lover). It was anticipated that Flynn, much like Papadopoulos's paltry 2 weeks sentence, would get zero time, yet they both are bitching that they are being treated badly, thus providing further narrative to the EverTrumpkins. If Trump is to pull off such he will need his base of EverTrumpkins feeding off of the victimology.

The entire tableau is just too chock full of weirdness, such as common threads between the Clinton and Trump camps, e.g. the Podesta brothers, Jeffery Epstein, James Comey's actions, Georgetown U, Henry Kissinger, the Clinton crony involvement in the rise rise of Yeltsin and onto Putin.

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Trump is taking control of the national Republican Party with an iron fist, which will work to his benefit whether we have 2020 elections or not. The headquarters for the new operation will be in Trump Tower, with a secondary office in Rosslyn, VA (and likely another covert office in Moscow's Alpha Bank).

President Donald Trump is planning to roll out an unprecedented structure for his 2020 reelection, a streamlined organization that incorporates the Republican National Committee and the president’s campaign into a single entity.

It’s a stark expression of Trump’s stranglehold over the Republican Party: Traditionally, a presidential reelection committee has worked in tandem with the national party committee, not subsumed it.

Under the plan, which has been in the works for several weeks, the Trump reelection campaign and the RNC will merge their field and fundraising programs into a joint outfit dubbed Trump Victory. The two teams will also share office space rather than operate out of separate buildings, as has been custom.

The goal is to create a single, seamless organization that moves quickly, saves resources, and — perhaps most crucially — minimizes staff overlap and the kind of infighting that marked the 2016 relationship between the Trump campaign and the party. While a splintered field of Democrats fight for the nomination, Republicans expect to gain an organizational advantage.

There is another benefit as well: With talk of a primary challenge to Trump simmering, the act of formally tying the president’s reelection campaign to the resource-rich national party will make it only harder for would-be Republican opponents to mount a bid. ...

Jerry Russell

Staff member
we have seen Agent Orange again break his berserk, word salad character in such as the released recording of his revealing knowledge of his correct understanding of what constitutes a campaign finance violation.
Could you give a link for this recording?

The entire tableau is just too chock full of weirdness,

As we're chronicling the deeper symbolism of current events, perhaps we should mention how the kidnapping of Meng Wanzhou evokes the abduction of Helen of Troy? There's nothing more potent to stoke young Chinese men's testosterone levels.

You could be forgiven for thinking Sabrina Meng Wanzhou of Huawei was some sort of modern-day Helen of Troy. With the world’s great powers going to great lengths to either arrest or free her, her problems definitely seemed larger than life. Her incarceration and subsequent bail hearing were the stuff of melodrama. Meng may not have launched a thousand ships, but her arrest and release struck a lot of nerves, to say the least.
Jiayang Fang at the New Yorker says "Today, the Chinese public is outraged by the arrest of Meng. National pride has been stoked by what the Global Times has termed a “despicable hooliganism” and an “unconscionable” attempt to contain Chinese growth. “Some Western countries are resorting to political means to resist Huawei’s attempts to enter into their markets,” the newspaper claimed, and its editor tweeted that “Arresting Meng Wanzhou is bringing terrorism to state and business competition.”

And there's the weirdness of Trump's admission that he's willing to treat Meng Wanzhou as a trading card in tariff negotiations.