Trump’s Kabuki Part 8. Drain The Swamp…

http://dystopiausa.com/the-storm-week-3-the-reckoning-sticky-post-check-often-for-updates/

10/30/17

Thinking Out Loud

Not even going to bother writing in article form right now with so much to pore over. I’ll do what sportswriter Bruce Jenkins called the Three Dot Lounge.

To check over my theories from all angles, let me post some lingering doubts…If Mueller is legitimately going after Trump, which on the surface you would believe because he sure has been dirty and implicated in many Deep State misdeeds, it would be expected he is covering up for his old cronies including the Podestas…in Mueller’s report there is a reference to lobbying firms: Company A and Company B, presumably Mercury LLC and The Podesta Group…Mercury LLC’s big name is neocon Swamp Critter and former congressman Vin Weber…Podestas require no introduction…anyhow, one can read Mueller’s report and think he is shielding Companies A and B and laying it all on Manafort and Gates…I personally don’t, but it is a valid argument.

…Lobbyists, btw, are pure filth…they will take money from anyone, no matter how destructive it is to the peoples of the countries involved…dollars have no patriotism or loyalty…whether Manafort and Gates are part of the plan or are being sacrificed, I hope they end up getting their due …Podestas are orders of magnitude worse even…

…If Mueller were truly going after Trump, why would Trump not have axed Mueller given the opportunity provided by the Uranium One revelations? …He could have fired Mueller for his conflicts alone, packing his team with nothing but left-leaning prosecutors…Makes little sense…fear of what the media would say? When was the last time Trump was concerned with that?…Why would Jeff Sessions recuse himself and allow Uranium One-compromised Rod Rosenstein to be in charge of appointing a Special Prosecutor with carte blanche unless there was a plan already in place? We know Trump is hardly stupid…we know Sessions is a loyal soldier and the first major political figure to back Trump…again, makes no sense whatsoever…so I’m sticking with my guns that this is a highly-orchestrated sting,

…who leaked the grand jury info? Both the announcement of the timing and the reports that it was Manafort, Gates, and Papadopoulos had to come from somewhere…that’s a strict no-no…

Tony Podesta Resigns

The plot thickens as they say. As I was typing the post below, this big bit o’ news drops.

More in a bit. I haven’t even digested it yet.

“[Tony] was very magnanimous and said, “This is an amazing group of people,” a source said of Podesta’s remarks. Podesta also told staff he “doesn’t intend to go quietly, or learn how to play golf.” He said he “needs to fight this as an individual, but doesn’t want the firm to fight it.”

Today’s gone about as expected, so far.

Not Sure What to Make of This One

So which is it?

this?

1 1 1 10 31 a

or this?

1 1 1 10 31

10/31/17

The Donald with a series of pointed tweets directed at the Podestas…

….earth shattering. He and his brother could Drain The Swamp, which would be yet another campaign promise fulfilled. Fake News weak!

The biggest story yesterday, the one that has the Dems in a dither, is Podesta running from his firm. What he know about Crooked Dems is….

“What he know (sic) about crooked Dems is earth shattering. He and his brother could Drain The Swamp, which would be yet another campaign promise fulfilled.”

Podesta seemed perturbed, perhaps even scared. He brought up Pizzagate in a tweet, which seems like an attempt to draw parallels between Trump’s comment and what the MSM media perceives (suppresses?) as a conspiracy theory.

Not bad enough that I was the victim of a massive cyber crime directed by the Russian President (1/3)

Now I’m the victim of a big lie campaign by the American President (2/3)

  

Pizzagate crazies: you can keep it up but it’s 100% false. Watch your man Alex Jones grovel and then get a life http://bit.ly/2zkIq3M 

Julian Assange could not resist a dig at Podesta:

John, you used “Runner4567” and “p@ssw0rd” as passwords. Are you sure it wasn’t Barron Trump, a blind dog or a plate of lobster risotto?https://www.politico.com/story/2016/10/john-podesta-cybersecurity-hacked-emails-230122 https://twitter.com/johnpodesta/status/925380283171516416 

How Podesta became a cybersecurity poster child

Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman joins the roster of senior government officials and political operatives who have failed to take basic protections for their sensitive data.

politico.com

10/31/17

More Thinking Out Loud

I’m starting to think Goldstone and Papadopoulos are/were Fusion GPS assets. Don’t take it for anything other than rambling at present. Could be entirely wrong and bears much more digging and thinking. Just a way to get the brain cells churning. More when I get back.

10/31/17

More About the Threats Against Tucker Carlson by Tony Podesta’s Lawyers

From Fox News Insider

“The letter demands that this show ‘immediately cease and desist disseminating false and misleading reports about Mr. Podesta and the Podesta Group,’” Carlson said. “It demands we retract and delete all our prior reporting on the Podesta Group and warns that if we don’t do this ‘Mr. Podesta may pursue legal action, including for damages, in order to fully protect his rights.’”

He said Garinther’s letter also claims that Manafort did not work with the Podesta Group in its representation of the European Centre for a Modern Ukraine.

“Apparently that lawyer hasn’t read the Manafort indictment yet,” Carlson said.

He argued that Garinther is simply trying to threaten his show and shut down his reporting on the Podesta Group.

“It’s an effort to use fear to control press coverage,” Carlson said. “We’re not intimidated. We have ample evidence from Mueller’s indictment, from a number of confidential sources to paint a pretty clear picture of exactly what the Podesta Group was doing for years here in Washington.”

He added he’s confident that Mueller’s investigation will be revealing a lot more about Tony Podesta’s lobbying practices.

10/30/17

Tucker Carlson With a Few Relevant Tweets

Tony Podesta threatened “Tucker Carlson Tonight” after resigning. Wanted our reporting shutdown. @FoxNews

We’re confident the Mueller probe will reveal a lot more about Tony Podesta’s lobbying practices in the near future @FoxNews

If Carlson’s source from this article is legitimate, then we’re surely on the right path.

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ANTIFA Threats #1. In God We Trust. Everyone else keeps your hands where I can see them.

We need this, because if we are just seriously considering

The November 4th ANTIFA threats and what if?

I needed something to suggest,

other than ‘Land of The free Home of The Brave” !!

Rules For A Gunfight

by Drill Instructor Joe B. Fricks, USMC

1. Forget about knives, bats, and fists.

Bring a gun. Preferably, bring at least two guns.

Bring all of your friends who have guns.

Bring four times the ammunition you think you could ever need.

2. Anything worth shooting is worth shooting twice. Ammunition is cheap – life is expensive. If you shoot inside, buckshot is your friend. A new wall is cheap – funerals are expensive.

3. Only hits count. The only thing worse than a miss is a slow miss.

4. If your shooting stance is good, you’re probably not moving fast enough or using cover correctly.

5. Move away from your attacker and go to cover. Distance is your friend. (Bulletproof cover and diagonal or lateral movement are preferred.)

6. If you can choose what to bring to a gunfight, bring a semi or full-automatic long gun and a friend with a long gun.

7. In ten years nobody will remember the details of caliber, stance, or tactics. They will only remember who lived.

8. If you are not shooting, you should be communicating, reloading, and running. Yell “Fire!” Why “Fire”? Cops will come with the Fire Department, sirens often scare off the bad guys, or at least cause them to lose concentration and will…. and who is going to summon help if you yell ”Intruder,” “Glock” or “Winchester?”

9. Accuracy is relative: most combat shooting standards will be more dependent on “pucker factor” than the inherent accuracy of the gun.

10. Someday someone may kill you with your own gun, but they should have to beat you to death with it because it is empty.

11. Always cheat, always win. The only unfair fight is the one you lose.

12. Have a plan.

13. Have a backup plan, because the first one won’t work. “No battle plan ever survives 10 seconds past the first contact with an enemy.”

14. Use cover or concealment as much as possible, but remember, sheetrock walls and the like stop nothing but your pulse when bullets tear through them.

15. Flank your adversary when possible. Protect yours.

16. Don’t drop your guard.

17. Always tactical load and threat scan 360 degrees. Practice reloading one-handed and off-hand shooting. That’s how you live if hit in your “good” side.
18. Watch their hands. Hands kill. Smiles, frowns and other facial expressions don’t (In God we trust. Everyone else keeps your hands where I can see them.)

19. Decide NOW to always be aggressive ENOUGH, quickly ENOUGH.

20. The faster you finish the fight, the less shot you will get.

21. Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet if necessary, because they may want to kill you.

22. Be courteous to everyone, overly friendly to no one.

23. Your number one option for personal security is a lifelong commitment to avoidance, deterrence, and de-escalation.

24. Do not attend a gunfight with a handgun, the caliber of which does not start with anything smaller than ”4″.

25. Use a gun that works EVERY TIME. “All skill is in vain when an Angel blows the powder from the flintlock of your musket.” At a practice session, throw your gun into the mud, then make sure it still works. You can clean it later.
26. Practice shooting in the dark, with someone shouting at you, when out of breath, etc.

27. Regardless of whether justified or not, you will feel sad about killing another human being. It is better to be sad than to be room temperature.

28. The only thing you EVER say afterward is, “He said he was going to kill me. I believed him. I’m sorry, Officer, but I’m very upset now. I can’t say anything more. Please speak with my attorney.”

Finally, Drill Instructor Frick’s

Rules For Un-armed Combat.
1: Never be unarmed.

*****

Trump’s Kabuki Part 7. CAN YOU SAY, “THE CHAIR”?

‘The important question is:

> Why does a team assembled

under the mandate

to investigate foreign influence

in the 2016 elections (?)

> seem to be less of a panel

of election law experts (?)

>and more of a legal hit team assembled

to tear to pieces an international crime ring

stuffed to the brim with expertise in financial,

corruption, terrorism, and white collar crimes? ? 

CAN YOU SAY, “FOR THE CHAIR”?

The Conservative Explorer

Band of Brothers

or

Harbingers of Doom?

Mueller’s Team Enigma

If you’ve been paying attention, there is a lot of media furor being focused on the enigma that is Special Counsel Mueller and the team of investigators, lawyers, and FBI veterans that he has gathered for his probe into, well, something about Russia, something about the election, and collusion?

What exactly he is supposed to be investigating seems to change every time it’s being mentioned by a different outlet, but the one thing that every group agrees on is that the scope of his investigation can turn basically whichever direction he sees fit with only a little oversight from the DoJ that appointed him.

It’s not clear who exactly he answers to, if he answers to anyone at all, or whether he even pays attention to requests and demands for how the investigation should go.

It’s not even entirely clear whether the myriad of other election investigations in the House, Senate, FBI, and however many other agencies, overlap and feed into Mueller’s investigation or if he’s even following those developments.

With all this confusion, the only thing that can really be done is to look at the exact makeup that is the Mueller Team Enigma.

This article won’t try to sell any prognostications or predictions or theories or hypotheses, this is just what is actually known about the team itself and its roster, though expect a tiny bit of speculator commentary on the roles and experience the various members bring to the table.

First, to bat, the namesake of the MTE, there is Robert Mueller himself.

A 12 year head of the FBI, he took the helm the week after 9/11 through to 2013 before handing the reigns over to his protégé James Comey.

Mueller is noted for being respected on both sides of the aisle.

But in some circles he is reviled as a resident ‘swamp creature’ having been FBI director during the tenures of both Bush and Obama, both presidencies having vastly expanded the domestic surveillance apparatus that the FBI had full access to, though Mueller and Comey both opposed parts of it.

He was an officer in the Marines for three years during Vietnam, in which he received a purple heart, and as a lawyer worked in public practice, served in various state attorney positions, and headed the DoJ criminal division.

In a notable twist, after President Trump fired James Comey, Mueller was actually interviewed again for the role of FBI director by President Trump himself in a little-reported meeting literally the day before he was appointed as Special Counsel.

There is a question to be asked about why exactly Trump was bringing Mueller into an interview for a job that he had already served the full term plus a few years for, especially since Trump had fired his protégé, Comey.

But again, this article will not contain speculation, only information.

Aaron Zebley, an FBI terrorist hunter from the years before 9/11 when the FBI’s terrorist pursuit team consisted of a single-digit roster, also served as the chief of staff to Robert Mueller when Mueller was given a 2-year extension on his term as director.

He followed Mueller to the law firm WilmerHale after Mueller’s tenure at the FBI ended.

His inclusion on the MTE is no surprise, given that besides James Comey there is only a handful that has worked with Mueller as closely in the FBI, and, since he left government work to follow Mueller, it is logical he would follow Mueller again into this latest adventure.

James Quarles III, one of the prosecutors from Watergate himself, is one of the inclusions in the MTE that is giving pundits all the ammo they want for comparing the probe to Watergate.

He also is following Mueller from WilmerHale and is a specialist in campaign finance research, a potential area of interest given the accusations from across the spectrum of financial malfeasance by campaigns, campaign staffers and advisors, and foundations.

Jeannie Rhee, a final addition from WilmerHale to Mueller’s team, is a veteran of the DoJ, having served in a variety of roles both at the federal level and as an attorney in Washington DC itself.

Reported to be a specialist in white collar crimes, she wins in court include the successful prosecution of officers of the Washington Teachers Union in which she flipped several embezzlement and corruption conspirators within the union into witnesses.

Andrew Weissman, the prosecutor of the Genovese, Colombo, and Gambino crime families as well as the director of the task force in charge of investigating Enron. Another big-name pick in a team full of big names, with the most experience so far in prosecuting crime families apparently.

Michael Dreeben, the deputy solicitor general and the second person in history to have argued 100 cases before the Supreme Court. In his first case before the Supreme Court, he was mocked by Scalia (yes, that Scalia) and schooled by John Roberts (yes, Chief Justice John Roberts) in a 9-0 decision. It seems likely that at least some aspect of this case will probably make it to the Supreme Court, so having the person with the most experience arguing in front of those justices on the team is a logical move.

Peter Carr, experienced as a spokesperson for the DoJ and other roles, including (unremarked by the media) a 5-year stint as the spokesperson for Orrin Hatch, a Republican Senator out of Utah. He is, of course, enlisted as a spokesperson for the MTE, not that they’ve been releasing much information yet.

Rush Atkinson, noted by many articles to be in the DoJ’s criminal fraud division, but if this is the same one as found in the cited article it would appear he was initially recruited into the Department of Justice’s National Security Division, in the Office of Intelligence.

So who we might be looking at is a young early 30’s researcher, which is a lot more intriguing than simply being out of the criminal fraud division.

If this is the same Rush Atkinson, then he also is the youngest member of the MTE thus far.

Zainab Ahmad is a bit of a doozy.

She is a noted specialist in counterterrorism cases and extraterritorial cases.

The latter makes sense given the international scope of the investigation, but the former seems a bit out of place, though no further out of place than Aaron Zebley whose career was also based around the hunting of terrorists.

She has prosecuted foreign and US terrorists alike and has racked up an impressive amount of wins against them.

It should be noted in 2016 she was moved at the direction of Loretta Lynch to dealing with transnational organized crime, returning briefly back to DC before being recruited by Mueller into the MTE.

Lisa Page, another veteran of the FBI and an expert in money laundering an organized crime.

While she’s the first to be noted as a specialist by any media organizations in money laundering, there is a surprising number of organized crime specialists.

It is almost like the MTE is getting staffed up to go after an international crime ring with financial ties to terrorist organizations, not a campaign collusion interference we’re-not-really-sure-so-we’re-going-to-scream-treason investigation.

Elizabeth Prelogar is the first member of the team so far to have notable ties to Democrats outside of campaign contributions, given she clerked for both the Notorious RBG (Ruth Bader Ginsburg) and Elena Kagan.

She also comes from the solicitor general’s office, probably following Michael Dreeben.

Despite her probable partisan leanings, it would make sense to bring her on for her connections to two current sitting Supreme Court Justices from the liberal wing of the court in case the investigation starts entangling Democrats in its litigation.

Aaron Zelinsky, an attorney out of the Maryland Attorney General’s office and the first real evidence that current administration officials have some sway over the Mueller probe or at least personal connections to it. Aaron Zelinsky served in Maryland under Rosenstein for 12 years and was probably recommended for the MTE by Rosenstein himself.

Rosenstein was the one who appointed Mueller special counsel, after all, it might very well be Zelinsky was added to the team so Rosenstein had someone he trusted personally inside of it.

Andrew Goldstein, another VERY interesting pick for the MTE, notable because of his status as the leader of one of New York’s Public Corruption Units.

I will  “Prosecutors on the public integrity side of the Unit are responsible for investigating and prosecuting all types of crimes committed by public employees, elected officials, candidates for public office, and others who hold the public trust.” While there is an obvious public corruption angle to the election investigation, its notable that his office under his leadership has successfully prosecuted top Democrats AND Republicans in New York, making him a somewhat nonpartisan pick in terms of his pursuit of justice, and if former administration officials start getting swept up by the MTE Goldstein is another recruit who will doubtlessly come in handy.

Adam Jed joins as apparently the second youngest member of the MTE after Rush Atkinson.  

His experience that he brings to the team is rather unique, given that he’s been arguing civil cases in front of a variety of lower courts over recent topics like the ACA, providing contraception as part of the ACA, and implementation of the Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage.

 Its possible his inclusion is to provide more legal muscle for any cases the MTE has to work through lower courts, or it could be he is spending his time reading up on FEC opinions and rulings to work as a pinch hitter if the investigation has to deal with laws and rules from the FEC.

Brandon Van Grack, who as recently as May was already involved in probes from the Department of Justice national security division as a prosecutor with a specialization in espionage investigations.  

Probes he was involved in according to the New York Times revolve around Flynn and the Flynn Intel Group over lobbying work done for Turkey’s Erdogan as apparently confirmed by acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe.  

McCabe, of course, is noted for having a longstanding grudge against Flynn over Flynn coming to the aid of a junior FBI agent in a sexual discrimination case.

His recruitment into the team, for now, seems to be the only addition with notable experience in the influence of foreign governments on elections, the 2016 election in particular.

Finally, the latest member of the MTE which has apparently grown to over 25 members and support staff since it began though many of those names haven’t been released is Peter Strzok, a leading member of the FBI Clinton Email investigation which looked into Hillary’s private email server and found “that Clinton exchanged nearly two-dozen top secret emails from her private server in 2011 and 2012 with her deputy chief of staff, Jacob Sullivan, her chief of staff, Cheryl Mills, and Deputy Secretary of State William Burns. The State Department said the contents of the 22 emails were so highly classified that not even the subject matter could be disclosed.”

 He also apparently was a part of the initial Russian probe after the Clinton Email investigation closed down, making him only the second official link to the rest of the government’s Russian investigations to be added to the team, and the first to have been directly tied to an investigation of Hillary Clinton.

The latest word is that the MTE may grow further in the future, but in the meantime what has been assembled at face value is an absolutely terrifying group of legal veterans and workhorses with specializations in virtually every aspect of law that might be used against a criminal organization, though with notably few mentions of anyone specialized in election law or in prosecuting or investigating interactions with foreign governments, with an exception or two.  

Of note, as well, is the much-covered bias involving donations to political parties, with donations to Democrats over Republicans occurring at a 10-1 ratio, though it is notably this is over a 10 year period and involved less than half of the members of the MTE.  

At best count for this article, there’s around $54000 donated to Democrats over that 10 year period, with many of those donations going towards Democrat organizations and Obama’s campaigns, a small fraction of those having been to the Clinton campaign, and many of the Republican donations having been made by those who also donated to Democrats.  

Of note is also the several Republicans including Mueller himself who are on the MTE.

Really, with this much legal firepower assembled under one tight organization and filled with highly experienced and battle-tested (in Mueller’s case quite literally battle-tested) leadership, who a few of the individuals threw money

it isn’t really important.  

The important question is why does a team assembled

under the mandate to investigate foreign influence in the 2016 elections

seem to be less of a panel of election law experts

and more of a legal hit team assembled

to tear to pieces an international crime ring

stuffed to the brim with expertise in financial,

corruption, terrorism, and white collar crimes?

*****

Trump’s Kabuki Part 6. The Mother of All Scandals HAPPENED, so ‘What Happened?’ is not just a DUMB Question, anymore.

The Mother of All Scandals

Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2017/10/_the_mother_of_all_scandals.html#ixzz4x200LDXw
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There is an answer to Hillary’s question,

“What Happened?” 

And yes, it should be considered a dumb question

rather than a book title. 

But the short answer to her question is: 

She fooled almost the entire left, for over two decades. 

Oh wait, that was a book title, not a question.

And therein lies her biggest problem.  She’s not really asking the question as she should be, she’s not reflecting.  Instead, she’s wagging a finger and blaming everyone else for her loss.

Back to the Clintons fooling the left.  Let’s start counting the ways.  She was not just smart, she was the smartest woman ever.  She was fully competent and capable in everything.  She fought bravely for all the right issues.  She was more qualified to be President than anyone who preceded her.  She was, and is, the bright moral compass pointing the way forward to the left (who they believe should be all of us).  She was the Yin to her husband’s Yang.  They were the best power couple ever, a beacon of truth shining in the darkness.

Except they weren’t.  She has proved that over time, and her book tour is confirming it.

And the left is about to melt down as she and hubby finally are revealed for who they are.  Who are they?  In a nutshell, they are the left’s version of Elmer Gantry: frauds who love adulation, and even more, love money, power, and fame.  If you think the left melted down when Trump won, wait until they have the scales fall from their eyes as this new scandal engulfs her and her party. 

Because this is the mother of all scandals.

Trump has used his branding genius on this scandal already.  He called it this generation’s Watergate.  Which has to grate on the left, the media has once again been duly trolled.  After all, nothing was worse than Richard Nixon.  Ever.  Now, most have heard the media scoundrels use the term dog-whistle.  It’s overused, and abused on the left, a smirk, a knowing wink and they all come alive, cackling when they use it.  Well, Trump just whistled for them.  “Watergate, Modern Age.”

Watergate.  The Holy Grail of the left’s media triumph.

But he has done more than just dog-whistle, or throw the media a tweet to drive them crazy.  He’s been slowly amassing information and evidence about the mother of all scandals.  Tom Clancy at his best could not have written a more exciting thriller.  Which is what we are watching. 

I have a burning question.  What did the President (Trump) know, and when did he know it?  Because if there has ever been a more exquisite time to bear down and stay on this scandal, it’s now.  My take:  He has slowly amassed a giant dossier of evidence, but this one isn’t fake, it’s very real.  He announced it.  Listen to the dog-whistle.

“Watergate, Modern Age.”

Trump has many sides, and one of them is his rough and tumble, shoot from the hip side.  Say things that shouldn’t be said, tweet at four in the morning to drive his enemies crazy.  Keep moving, keep pressing, never back down.  Never surrender to political correctness.  Show them shiny objects as distraction, but stay the course.

Another side, seldom paid attention to, is his ability to craft a long-term strategy.  Couple that with his highly developed instincts about how to implement that strategy, and you have one formidable opponent on your hands.  One who loves to win.  One who formulates a goal, and pursues it relentlessly. 

Ask his GOP primary opponents.  Ask Hillary.  On second thought, don’t, because she will never know what happened to her, because she never wanted to know what was happening.  She was too busy luxuriating in her ill-gotten gains.  While she was breaking out rare champagne on her campaign plane, Trump was busy visiting the battleground states.  While she celebrated prematurely, he was in Grand Rapids, Michigan in the early morning of November 8, with a final push to eke out that state’s electoral votes.

It’s this side of Trump that we are witnessing.

The left’s being fooled began a long time ago, but the country began to see it when they had a massive hissy fit about Hillary losing.  Safe spaces and therapy were all they had to comfort them.  And “resisting.”  We all have witnessed their psychosis for the better part of a year now.  One ugly toddler tantrum after another.  And it’s not just their leaders and media stooges. 

As a nation we have just endured, and will continue to endure the Weinstein scandal, and have seen the squalid underbelly of the left’s cultural greats.  The collusion to hide just how ugly, hypocritical, and immoral the culture of the left, as embodied by Hollywood, is out there for the entire country to see.  This is who the left is.   Ugly, hypocritical, greedy, and without conscience.

And on the left they’re shocked, shocked to see just how squalid they all are.  All the actors and actresses who benefited from their silence suddenly are not so silent.  So brave, all these years later.  But they put up with everything they preen on about hating, and put up with it for decades while making money and having fame.  The left has been in CYA mode for weeks now over this scandal, trying so hard to get people to look elsewhere, anywhere but linking it to one of the Democratic Party’s most faithful fundraisers and bundlers.  He was the Clinton’s good friend.  This was a big wound to the left, and will fester.

The big shoe dropped when Trump branded the Uranium One scandal in his impromptu press conference.  It had to be covered.  And Hillary Clinton has now responded.  With denials.  Sarah Huckabee Sanders has doubled down, saying:

“I think that this further proves if there was anyone that was colluding with the Russians to influence the election look no further than the Clintons and the DNC. Hypocrisy at the highest level and a new low in politics. Everything the Clinton campaign and DNC were falsely accusing the president of doing the past year they were doing it themselves.” 

And now the FBI witness has been cleared to speak to Congress.

And now there are calls for new congressional investigations.  And calls for special counsels to investigate the Uranium One deal.

And the Republicans have grown a spine, joining in these calls.  The theory of evolution is proven.  Jellyfish evolve.

As the weekend began Friday night, the reaction came: word was leaked that a charge has been referred to a grand jury by Special Counsel Mueller, with an indictment and arrest expected as early as today.  It is a choreographed diversion, providing an excuse for Hillary’s media allies to avert their gaze from the unfolding trap.   The question is, is it the “deep state” Mueller trying to shift away from the Clinton scandals that have erupted, or is Mueller simply doing his job well? 

Leaks over the weekend also suggest this is about Manafort’s associations with the Podesta Group, and not Trump.  Leaks suggest it is about illicit money transfers, aka money laundering, back in 2012 and even in earlier years.  Obviously, that has nothing to do with Trump.

Either way, all of Trump’s ducks are lining up.  Even if Mueller is indicting someone to obfuscate and change the news cycle, the jig is up.  There is too much information exploding about Uranium One, and it’s not going away.   If he indicts Manafort over his ties to the Podesta Group, then the news cycle is about to explode.  I suspect this is what is happening, but we should know today.  
Trump’s position looks good, he looks happy when he talks, and has for many weeks.  He is in control.  He sees the long game, and knows he is holding all the cards. It appears he has entrapped them all in this scandal called Uranium One.   The FBI and the Deep-State.  James Comey.  Eric Holder.  Loretta Lynch.  The Clintons.  Barrack Obama.  The leftist news media.  Real collusion, with a real crime.

And it really is the mother of all scandals.  Allowing the sale of 20% of US uranium for money.  The biggest breach in national security since the Rosenbergs gave away the atomic bomb secrets to the Soviet Union.

All of Trump’s ducks are lining up.  Trump looks happy when he talks, and has for many weeks.  He is in control.  He sees the long game, and knows he is holding all the cards.

It appears he has entrapped them all in this scandal called Uranium One.   The FBI and the Deep-State.  James Comey.  Eric Holder.  Loretta Lynch.  The Clintons.  Barrack Obama.  The leftist news media.  Real collusion, with a real crime.

And it really is the mother of all scandals.  Allowing the sale of 20% of US uranium for money.  The biggest breach in national security since the Rosenbergs gave away the atomic bomb secrets to the Soviet Union.

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Trump’s Kabuki Part 5. Don’t Try to Use Your Passport. Don’t Try to Leave the Country. It’s Manafort and Gates & Why Tony Podesta is Next.

The Storm, Week 3:

The Reckoning,

Continued

Now, Week 4 UPDATE: 

10/30/17

Here’s Why Tony Podesta is Next:

He didn’t file the FARA paperwork

(only retroactively years later in a move that fooled no one)

that got Manafort and Gates busted

for the self-same ties to the European Centre

for a Modern Ukraine referenced earlier in this thread.

From Mueller’s report: 

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1 1 1 manafort gates

Exactly as planned folks.

10/30/17

It’s Manafort and Gates. No reason to sweat.

Conspiracy to launder money. This is related to their activities in Ukraine, folks. I believe Tony Podesta will be next since the investigation into his malfeasance was reported about two months after FBI agents raided Manafort’s home.

Gates is the lesser known. His claim to fame in the Trump campaign? Approving Melania’s speech at the convention where she was accused of plagiarizing a speech given by Michelle Obama.

This is what I said on Saturday, and it still applies:

Maybe Mueller arrests Manafort to keep the drama and investigation going a little longer. This would be spun as a victory for the Dems initially. But Manafort is a thread that eventually leads to the Clintons NOT Trump.

If Manafort is indeed arrested, it’s likely because Manafort is both dirty AND because he will turn evidence on his prior association with the Podesta Group in their shady dealings with the European Centre for a Modern Ukraine.

A Special Counsel who was given carte blanche by Trump’s own DOJ might be doing so to follow this chain:

  1. Get Manafort. Now you have legal cause to obtain his records.
  2. Those records led to the Podesta Group. Found that they didn’t file FARA paperwork for Ukraine dealings.
  3. Now you have legal reason to investigate the Podesta Group’s records.
  4. You then get Tony Podesta’s records, some of which are surely joint records with John Podesta.
  5. John Podesta, whom, as we know, has been tight with the Clintons for decades and was Hillary’s campaign chair in 2016.
  6. The Clinton campaign and DNC paid for access to the Steele/Trump dossier.
  7. A dossier which was commissioned by Fusion GPS, whose bank records are being defended like a cornered wombat protecting its young.
  8. Fusion GPS also worked with Russian interests concerning the Magnitsky Act.
  9. Natalia Veselnitskaya “lobbied” concerning Magnitsky Act before Trump Jr. with Manafort in attendance. “Coincidentally” the setup was in the brief duration when he was Trump’s campaign manager. The time when Trump’s campaign was at its nadir.

The point is, it is an incestous circle of influence and corrupt dealings; the Clinton Foundation of which is at the heart.

Neither one is any loss or threat to Trump. I said I would worry if General Flynn was in handcuffs. That didn’t happen.

10/29/17

Another Possible Hollywood/Washington Pedophilia Connection

Actor Kevin Spacey has been accused of making a sexual pass at a 14 year-old male child actor back in 1986. 

Normally, allegations are just that. But in Spacey’s case there’s so much smoke…

Spacey was on convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein’s “Lolita Express” -that’s especially jarring since Spacey seems to be liking boys.

Perhaps “Catamite Express” is more fitting.

He is also a friend and supporter of Bill Clinton, an “Orgy Island” regular, andcampaigned for Ted Kennedy.

P.S. – Yes, I am well aware that Trump was on the plane once too. But he banned Epstein from Mar-a-Lago upon receiving a complaint by the young daughter of another patron who said Epstein propositioned her.

Maxwell fled the United States on the eve of her deposition and never testified in Epstein’s case. In fact, several of the Jane Doe lawyers, who spoke off the record because the case is ongoing, said that every key person investigators wanted to interview — especially those with potential knowledge of what took place on St. James Island — eluded subpoenas on technical grounds.

There was one exception: Donald Trump.

* * *

Edwards, the lawyer for Roberts and about 10 other Jane Does, said that after he served Trump with the subpoena in 2009, Trump immediately contacted him.

“During the conversation, Mr. Trump was open and forthright,” Edwards said. “I cannot discuss the substance of the conversation. But I will say that it was obvious to me that he was in no way involved in any untoward activity.”

It appears that Trump cut ties to Epstein a few weeks after the non-prosecution agreement was reached. On October 15, 2007, the New York Post reported that Mar-A-Lago had barred Epstein because he hit on a masseuse at the club. Epstein denied to the the Post that he had been banned. One of the Jane Doe attorneys told VICE News a slightly different account, saying that he had been told Trump broke ties with Epstein after Epstein tried to pick up the underage daughter of a Mar-A-Lago club member.

The point is, Donald Trump

knows everything about everyone in power

and has for years.

His connections are that vast.

Even amongst the unseemly elements.

It’s one of the reasons he is the perfect vehicle for draining the swamp.

10/29/17

0Hour1 Dropping Bombs on Fusion GPS, Clinton, McCain

Evening, folks. I’m all rested and ready for the big day tomorrow.

If you have a little free time until then – or a case of insomnia – check the Twitter feed of 0Hour1. He’s doing yeoman’s work digging into Fusion GPS and the misdeeds of HRC and John McCain.

I envy him his researching stamina.

*****

Trump’s Kabuki. Part 4. “Did FBI rely on a document that looks like the National Enquirer prepared it?”

Trey Gowdy tweeted:

“Did FBI rely on a document

that looks like

The National Enquirer prepared it?”

Implausible Deniability

The aftermath of the 2016 election has revealed the criminality of the Democrats, the perfidy of the Deep State, the corruption of the press, and the bought and paid for motives of the scribblers in the conservative pundit class.

And Trump won despite all that. In many ways it reminds me of a Soviet operation called The Trust.

If you missed Reilly — Ace of Spies, Edward Jay Epstein describes how the Soviets created a fake anti-Soviet group called The Trust and used it to nab dissidents plotting to overthrow the regime.

Fusion GPS’ dossier was a replay of a classic Soviet disinformation campaign.

“The Trust was not an anti-Soviet organization, it only imitated one.”

In reality, he continued, the Trust was a creature of the Soviet secret police.

Its purpose was not to overthrow Communism, but to manipulate real anti-communist organizations into misleading the West.

In much the same way, I believe,

Russian agents working for the Clintons and the DNC

through Fusion GPS and its hireling Christopher Steele 

provided fake information in a dossier

which the FBI (headed by James Comey)

and the Department of Justice (headed by Loretta Lynch )

used to craft an affidavit

 to obtain a FISA warrant

 authorizing electronic surveillance

on people connected, however tangentially,

to the Trump campaign.

This, after previous such warrants, had — and this is unusual —

been turned down by the FISA court. 

Then-president Obama

allowed the surveilled communications

to be widely circulated throughout the government,

so that the names of the targets

caught up in the surveillance and their communications

were thus widely available for leaking,

and were leaked.

As Byron York noted in a series of tweets,

here were some of the dossier’s sources:

1/6 — Looking at dossier itself, sure seems Kremlin-linked Russians

were participating in anti-Trump effort… 

2/6 — For example, dossier Source A is described as

‘senior Russian Foreign Ministry figure.’ 

3/6 — Dossier Source B is described as

‘former top level Russian intelligence officer still active inside the Kremlin.’ 

4/6 — Dossier Source C is ‘senior Russian financial official.’ 

The Trust was funded by émigrés who believed it was legit.

And the Russian anti-Trump phony dossier was, we now know,

funded by the Clinton campaign and the DNC,

which would have us believe that their lawyer Marc Elias,

who received over $9 million for unspecified work,

did this without their consent or knowledge.

(Fusion GPS was also funded during the nomination period —

and before Fusion GPS and Steele were poking around Russia,

by Washington Free Beacon,

something that it — like Elias —

admitted shortly before a likely court ruling

that Fusion’s bank account information

had to be provided to congressional investigators.)

In any event, their work with Fusion GPS ended

with the nomination of Trump.

They had nothing to do with the hiring of Fusion GPS

and the creation and distribution of the dossier.

The Washington Free Beacon is a right-of-center publication, and certainly has done some fine work in the past, but its links to the anti-Trump crowd of the right is unmistakable.

The publication is largely funded by hedge fund billionaire Paul Singer, who strongly supports gay rights and open borders.

Among its original board members were Bill Kristol, and both the present editors, Michael Goldfarb (formerly deputy communications director for John McCain) and Matthew Continetti (Kristol’s son-in-law) both worked for the Weekly Standard while Kristol was its editor.

Kristol, as you may recall, worked hard to promote others to run against Trump for the nomination.

Singer financially supported Marco Rubio for the nomination.

 His aide, Dan Senor, was a senior advisor to vice-presidential nominee Paul Ryan and reportedly retains strong ties to him.

I seriously doubt that any candidate Paul Singer would prefer could ever have won the general election.

Singer strongly opposed both Ted Cruz and Trump.

The dossier was a means for the Russians at no cost the them to provide the Democrats with disinformation to be used against Trump.

Mollie Hemingway at The Federalist

does the most thorough job of clearing the air on the dossier

Space and copyright limitations keep me from quoting more of it,

but here are the ten things about the dossier

Hemingway thinks you should know:

 “1) Russian officials were sources of key claims in dossier”

“2) No, the Russian dossier was not initially funded by Republicans”

“3) The dossier is chock full of discredited information”

“4) The dossier was used as a basis for wiretaps on American citizens”

5) The FBI also paid for the dossier

When Trump asked about the FBI payment, many political journalists feigned shock and outrage that he would make such a claim.

They should not have.

Their outlets had already reported that the FBI had tried to pay for the dossier and had, in fact, reimbursed expenses for the dossier.

We do not know if those expenses include the payments to the Russian officials for salacious stories on Republican nominee for president Trump.

6) Dossier publisher Fusion GPS works with shady outfits”

7) Fusion GPS’ ties to media are problematic

The principals at Fusion GPS are well-connected to mainstream media reporters.

They are former journalists themselves, and know how to package stories and provide information to push narratives.

They are, in fact, close friends with some of the top reporters who have covered the Russia-Trump collusion story.

Fusion GPS has placed stories with friendly reporters

while fighting congressional investigators’

attempts to find out the group’s sources of funding.

Fusion GPS leaders have taken the Fifth and fought subpoenas for information about the group’s involvement with Russia. 

8) Jim Comey personally briefed Trump on the dossier,

shortly before CNN reported it

What really got the ball rolling

on last year’s Russia-Trump conspiracy theory, then,

was not the dossier itself

but the briefing of it by Obama intelligence chiefs

to President-elect Trump in January.

Former FBI head Jim Comey 

admitted under oath

that former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper

asked him to personally brief President Trump about this dossier.

The fact of that meeting was quickly leaked to CNN.

Given the dossier’s many problems,

was the entire purpose of the meeting 

to produce the leak that the meeting happened? 

9) Mueller investigation spurred by dossier

and illegal leaks from intelligence operatives about Trump.

We know from previous reporting

that the dossier of Russia-supplied information or disinformation

was used by the FBI to secure a warrant

to spy on an American citizen

advising an opposing political party’s presidential campaign.

We know that this dossier was funded at least in part by the Clinton campaign, the Democratic National Committee, and the FBI. The firm that produced the report was itself funded by Russians.

10) The Steele dossier was a Clinton/DNC-funded operation supported by the FBI and influenced heavily by Russian operatives in the Kremlin The Clinton campaign, the DNC, and the FBI all worked wittingly or unwittingly with Russians to affect the results of the 2016 election. Far from just meeting with a Russian and not getting dirt on a political opponent, these groups wittingly or unwittingly paid Russian operatives for disinformation to harm Trump during the 2016 election and beyond.

Worse, these efforts perverted our justice system by forcing the attorney general to recuse himself for the crime of having served as a surrogate on the Trump campaign, spawning a massive, sprawling, limitless probe over Russia.[/quote]

Fusion GPS was also doing work directly for the Russians, which makes its claims doubly suspect:

You see, the Russian lawyer — often carelessly presented as a “Russian government lawyer” with “close ties to Putin” — Natalia Veselnitskaya, who met with Trump, [sic — actually it was Donald Trump, Jr.] also worked recently with a Washington, D.C. “commercial research and strategic intelligence firm” that is also believed to have lobbied against the Magnitsky Act. That firm, which also doubles as an opposition research shop, is called Fusion GPS—famous for producing the Russia dossier distributed under the byline of Christopher Steele, a former British intelligence agent for hire.[snip]

Yet at the same time that Fusion GPS was fueling a campaign warning against a vast Russia-Trump conspiracy to destroy the integrity of American elections, the company was also working with Russia to influence American policy — by removing the same sanctions that Trump was supposedly going to remove as his quid pro quo for Putin’s help in defeating Hillary.Yet it is rare to read stories about comms shops like Fusion GPS because traditional news organizations are reluctant to bite the hands that feed them. But they are the news behind the news—well known to every D.C. beat reporter as the sources who set the table and provide the sources for their big “scoops.” The ongoing transformation of foundering, profitless news organizations into dueling proxies for partisan comms operatives is bad news for American readers, and for our democracy. But it is having a particularly outsized effect on reporting in the area of foreign policy, where expert opinion is prized—and easily bought—and most reporters and readers are only shallowly informed. 

The record clearly belies the Clinton-DNC (Debbie Wasserman-Schultz and John Podesta) claim that they didn’t know about the dossier

In the first place, it is impossible to believe that they handed over $9 million to their lawyer without restriction or oversight. (Yes, I know the Department of State under then-secretary Clinton cannot account for $6 billion dollars, but this was their money, not ours, and I expect they paid more serious attention to it.) Once the bills are turned over to investigators, we’ll see who signed off on them. And we’ll find out soon whether Fusion was listed as a vendor in campaign-finance filings as the law requires.

Interestingly enough, one of Elias’ partners engaged Crowd Strike, ostensibly to review the claim that the DNC server had been hacked by Russia, and Comey’s FBI accepted their review without ever demanding to examine it themselves.

Daniel Greenfield once again does a fine job of analyzing the use made of the dossier and why Fusion GPS was engaged to dish the dirt.

The DNC, Hillary campaign and Obama Administration used former British intelligence agent Fusion GPS’ Christopher Steele as an interface to create deniability, allowing them, in effect, to launder the dossier and create a pretext for snooping on Trump and publicizing whatever dirt they might dig up on his campaign no matter how incredible the sources and product.

Hiring Fusion GPS and then Steele created two degrees of separation between the dossier and Hillary. A London ex-intel man is a strange choice for opposition research in an American election, but a great choice to create a plausible ‘source’ that appears completely disconnected from American politics. [snip]

The official story is that Steele was a dedicated whistleblower who decided to message an FBI pal for reasons “above party politics” while the Fusion GPS boss was so dedicated that he spent his own money on it after the election. Some figures in the FBI decided to take Steele’s material, offering to pay him for his work and reimbursing some of his expenses. Portions of the dossier were used to justify the FISA eavesdropping on Trump officials and were then rolled into the Mueller investigation. [snip]

But there isn’t supposed to be a link between the Democrats and the eavesdropping. 

That’s why Marc Elias, the Clinton campaign and DNC lawyer who hired Fusion GPS, had denied it in the past. It’s why Fusion GPS fought the investigation so desperately. Opposition research isn’t a crime. A conspiracy to eavesdrop on your political opponents however is very much a criminal matter.

A forensic examination of the dirty dossier’s journey shows us that this modern Watergate was a collaborative effort between an outgoing Democrat administration and its expected Dem successor. 

Greenfield details how the dossier was used to astroturf and create a demand for an investigation, which ultimately resulted in Sessions’ recusal and the appointment of a special counsel. He reminds us that the Obama administration had done such stuff before, spying on congressional opponents on the Iran Deal. (Recall how that spying was used to tar Congresswoman Jane Harmon); giving money to non-profit organizations to spur the media coverage, whispering tidbits to complaisant media shills, and smuggling billions to Iran. And, as he notes, there was the IRS shutdown of conservative groups (for which they finally apologized this week) and the lies about Libya.

Notably, when they thought the Russia “collusion” fairytale was not gathering enough steam, Steele personally briefed David Corn, the same propagandist who confected the story that Valerie Plame was a covert agent deliberately targeted by the Bush Administration as payback against her husband Joe Wilson. 

But even more damning is the fact that Hillary herself started tweeting about the dossier shortly after GPS was hired — even though she claims she knew nothing about it.

The first FISA request was made in June and was turned down. In July Fusion GPS was hired. According to James Comey, the FBI began investigating “collusion” reports in July of 2016, Beginning on August 15, Hillary started tweeting about Trump and Russia. She tweeted again on September 7, September 26, October 7, October 25, October 31. The second request was made in October. It was on October 31 when Corn, now at Mother Jones “broke the story of a ‘veteran spy’ who gave the FBI information on Trump’s alleged connections to Russia.” It wasn’t until Buzz Feed published the dossier that we could see how preposterous the story was. Mother Jones was just a small part of the media collaboration in spreading the manure — Slate worked it also, and larger outlets got involved.

Former CIA case officer Lee Smith reveals how shoddy was the dossier: 

The dossier was designed to dig up “dirt” on Trump and his associates, but, more to the point, it was clearly intended from the start to do so by manufacturing and nurturing a Russian angle. It sought to discredit Donald Trump and to deceive the public, which suggests that Trump has been right all along regarding something like a conspiracy against him which included the active participation of the FBI and possibly other national security agencies.

The president also comes across as credible vis-à-vis his critics because of what has become evident since the dossier was surfaced. The clearly politically motivated multiple investigations carried out so far in which no rock has been unturned have come up with absolutely nothing, either in the form of criminal charges or in terms of actual collusion with a foreign government. And, one might add, there has been little in the way of evidence to sustain the charge that Russia sought to influence the election and might even have succeeded in doing so. But there is one thing new that we do know now: Russiagate began within the Clinton Campaign headquarters. 

Trey Gowdy tweeted: “Did FBI rely on a document that looks like the National Enquirer prepared it?” Looks that way. Andrew McCarthy at National Review tweets “Trump DOJ should declassify & disclose FISA app to show what representations were made to court about source of dossier claims.”

That seems uncontestable.

 

Trump’s Kabuki. Part 3. Mine eyes have seen The Glory of The Coming of The Lord.

TRUMP KABUKI Part 3.

I differ from Alex Jones on these two major points,

in that I believe, as others have said: ….

A. Trump has always had all the evidence to bring down his enemies. Only a select few would have seen some, or all, of it. But Uranium 1 is not a problem for Mueller.

Mueller is not a part of Uranium 1. He intercepted bomb-grade material destined for al-Qaeda to start a bomb project and returned it to Russia.

He doesn’t need a pardon or immunity. I think Robert Mueller is doing exactly what Donald Trump (yes, Donald Trump!) hired him to do.

Oh, did you forget? Trump hired Mueller.

Well, Rod Rosenstein hired him . . .

the day after Trump “interviewed” Mueller for the FBI position.

Right. Mueller has been waiting for the green light from Trump & will have been provided much of what Trump has in the last 24 hours.

Which is why Mueller can’t softwalk this.

Trump won’t stand for it, but more importantly, the people won’t either.

And he knows it, too, …..

rather than Mueller staying true to being a Globally Intrenched Monster and just wanting Manafort to be a “John Dean” and make up lies about Trump …..

B. With Manafort indeed arrested, it’s likely because Manafort is both dirty AND because he will turn evidence on his prior association with the Podesta Group in their shady dealings with the European Centre for a Modern Ukraine, ……

rather than his arrest being a “COVER FOR DEMOCRAT RUSSIA CRIMES/ & Mueller’s probe a distraction to pivot from Clinton/DNC crimes”.

https://www.infowars.com/breaking-manafort-indicted-as-cover-for-democrat-russia-crimes/

10/24/17

Clinton Campaign Paid for Steele’s Phony Trump Dossier

This is no surprise, but the fact that the Washington Post is reporting…

This is a big one. The swamp is draining.

Rats are leaving the sinking ship as we’ve said for the past year.

Here is a portion of the article. Please note the “people familiar with the matter said.” In all likelihood, the source was someone in Congress. (See the earlier posts below about Congress wanting access to Fusion’s bank records. Fusion are a nasty, highly corrupt bunch. There is a reason Fusion’s lawyers are red of tooth and claw trying to keep the execs from being put under oath and also trying to protect the firm’s bank accounts.) WaPo probably knew this long ago, but only ran it because it was going to break somewhere due to Congress pressuring Fusion.

Hillary’s bad day just got even worse, as has the complicit DNC.

The Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee helped fund research that resulted in a now-famous dossier containing allegations about Donald Trump’s connections to Russia and possible coordination between his campaign and the Kremlin, people familiar with the matter said.

Marc E. Elias, a lawyer representing the Clinton campaign and the DNC, retained Fusion GPS, a Washington firm, to conduct the research.

After that, Fusion GPS hired dossier author Christopher Steele, a former British intelligence officer with ties to the FBI and the U.S. intelligence community, according to the people.

Elias and his law firm, Perkins Coie, retained the firm in April 2016 on behalf of the Clinton campaign and the DNC. Prior to that agreement, Fusion GPS’s research into Trump was funded by a still unknown Republican client during the GOP primary.

The Clinton campaign and the DNC through the law firm continued to fund Fusion GPS’s research through the end of October 2016, days before Election Day.

Fusion GPS gave Steele’s reports and other research documents to Elias, the people familiar with the matter said. It is unclear how or how much of that information was shared with the campaign and DNC, and who in those organizations was aware of the roles of Fusion GPS and Steele. One person close to the matter said the campaign and the DNC weren’t informed of Fusion GPS’s role by the law firm.

The dossier has become a lightning rod amid the intensifying investigations into the Trump campaign’s possible connections to Russia. Some congressional Republican leaders have spent months trying to discredit Fusion GPS and Steele, and tried to determine the identity of the Democrat or organization that paid for it.

 Trump tweeted as recently as Saturday that the Justice Department and FBI should “immediately release who paid for it.”

Elias and Fusion GPS declined to comment on the arrangement. Spokespersons for the Clinton campaign and the DNC had no immediate comment.

Some of the details about Fusion GPS’s work are included in a Oct. 24 letter sent by Perkins Coie to a lawyer representing Fusion GPS telling the research firm it was released from a client confidentiality obligation. The letter was prompted by a legal fight over a subpoena for Fusion GPS’s bank records.

People involved in the matter said they would not disclose the dollar-amounts paid to Fusion GPS, but said the campaign and the DNC shared the cost.

Steele previously worked in Russia for British intelligence. The dossier is a compilation of reports he prepared for Fusion. The dossier alleged that the Russian government collected compromising information about Trump and the Kremlin was engaged in an active effort to assist his campaign for president.

This is a prelude to real justice.

I’m reminded of the first stanza to The Battle Hymn of the Republic:

Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord;
He is trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored;
He hath loosed the fateful lightning of His terrible swift sword:
His truth is marching on.

10/24/17

Congress Has Opened Probes into Uranium One and Clinton E-Mail Scandals

Devin Nunes, Peter King and Ron DeSantis held a press briefing where they informed the public that Congress has opened a probe into the Uranium One scandal. The DOJ’s handling of Hillary’s e-mail scandal is not getting overlooked either. Her time is drawing nigh. I wonder what other presents Hillary Clinton can expect by the time her 70th birthday comes around on Thursday?

Makes you wonder why Eric Holder seemed so concerned late in June. Could it be he knew there was a storm off in the distance?

To the career men & women at DOJ/FBI: your actions and integrity will be unfairly questioned. Be prepared, be strong. Duty. Honor. Country.

10/24/17

Fusion GPS is Fighting Subpoena to Get Bank Records

Devin Nunes wants to know who paid for the phony Trump dossier. Wait until they pull the string and see what other mischief Fusion GPS has been up to. See the earlier storm posting below for the types of people under the employ of Fusion. They’re a nasty lot.

Nunes might also be speaking about Uranium One soon. Keep an eye out.

10/23/17

How Long Until We Hear About The “Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy” Again?

Debunked, my ass. There should be a national holiday declared when she’s brought to justice.

10/23/17

A  Very Succinct tl;dr For Newcomers

Trump, a man surrounded by military generals and steeped in military history, Sun Tzu, and Patton, is draining the swamp with Odysseus’ gambit. Mueller is his Trojan Horse.

The end.

10/23/17

Mueller Now Investigating the Podesta Group

The worm has turned.

The Podesta Group filed a FARA registration for its work with ECMU only after the payments were reported by the media. Manafort’s firm also filed a FARA registration after media reports in June disclosed its work in Ukraine from 2012 through 2014.

The European Centre for a Modern Ukraine story is quite complex. I’ll see if I can put together some links for further reading on it later.

This is a very important story going forward; the Deep State has its fingerprints ALL OVER Ukraine. I’m betting that FARA paperwork that the Podesta Group threw together retroactively was a panic move. They have MUCH that they are trying to hide. If this report by NBC is accurate, Mueller will be able to subpoena the Podesta Group’s financial records. That is freaking huge.

Hmm, about that artwork, Tony…

It is also another clue that Mueller is likely investigating elements of the Swamp rather than anything to do with Trump.

10/21/17

Trump to Declassify JFK Files!

The storm doesn’t take Saturdays off, apparently.

Subject to the receipt of further information, I will be allowing, as President, the long blocked and classified JFK FILES to be opened.

The Deep State isn’t going to be too happy about that.

On 10/19, I wrote that George W. Bush’s recent speech reeked of desperation to preserve his family’s legacy. Now, Trump won’t block the planned JFK release, when we know damn well that Hillary Clinton would have kept it under wraps…

10/20/17

Here’s Why Frederica Wilson Picked Fight with Trump

Imran Awan. Period. She’s implicated.

Notice how Rep. Wilson was pushing the narrative that Trump is insensitive, insane, etc? Well, that’s par for the course for Democrats.

She knows what happens if the Democrats are exposed in the Awan trial. They need Trump out of office to paper over the Awan scandal. That’s why she’s been so vicious. It’s why you hear constant jabbering about Trump’s mental status. He threatens the Deep State’s entire existence. And as Trump’s storm against the swamp continues, the tactics they employ will get ever more desperate.

10/20/17

Update: Shame on Me, It’s Nothing

Turns out there is a shortage of pilots and the below was merely procedural. Deleted the speculation. See how the hype machine and clickbait culture works 😉

10/20/17

Project Veritas, American Pravda Series

I’m sorry for having given the latest revelations from Project Veritas such short shrift lately. Today’s been a (relatively) quiet day, so here we go with what I believe is the most revelatory of the four videos released so far by James O’Keefe. Have a watch, and I will comment below:

The easy thing to do would be to blast Ms. Desiree Shoe, the New York Times senior editor featured in the undercover video. To be sure, she’s obviously a part of the problem since her bias is indicative of the mainstream media’s obsession with pushing a leftist narrative. But let me congratulate her for how utterly accurate she is when describing the modern media business model. I will take what Ms. Shoe has said and expand upon it.

Truth has become fungible precisely because news organizations have become consolidated through mergers to serve the interests of their oligarch owners.

Truth, which is what newspapers are supposed to provide, CANNOT be a centralized big business. Here is what happened when newspapers went online and got bought up by billionaires for whom profit is everything:

  • News became a 24/7 cycle in print to keep up with the 24/7 cycle perpetuated by cable news. TV media had to basically make news during quiet days by either pushing unimportant stories as uber important and by generating a faux outrage culture to create news addicts. This was done to keep ratings high enough so that advertising revenues pour in.
  • News also had to be instantaneous, so reporters needed to be the first to break big stories. When news that requires context, fact-checking, editing, sourcing, and analysis takes a backseat to immediacy, truth – inevitably, and obviously – is the first victim. Everything gets sloppy at this point; reporters simply have no time to double-check facts; print editors don’t catch grammatical mistakes and so the English language itself suffers. TV media competing for dollars set up a moral hazard and a negative feedback loop developed for both print and television.
  • Print had to both compete with television and also to make money for Carlos Slim and Jeff Bezos so they can wrestle for a higher spot on the Forbes 400. Print needed to go online to save dollars. Investigative reporting died as a result. Journalists now are often expected to write big stories without leaving the office – there’s only so much one can do with a phone and by Googling information. There’s just no budget for it. Nowadays, many articles are merely glorified opinion pieces with a couple of Twitter quotes tacked on.
  • Online outlets then needed to compete for advertising pennies, since internet readers expect free content. Clickbait formed thus by necessity.
  • The outrage culture mentioned above drove readers into an “us versus them” mode. Vultures found out that “team sports” politics in the media was a lucrative niche. Once advertising revenue dried up because of ad blockers, subscriptions became a necessity again. But this time, readers have been so conditioned by the 24/7 news cycle and pushed into ideological camps that they now demand news that fits a narrative. Welcome back, yellow journalism! Truth is now wholly subservient to dollars.
  • Much could be forgiven if media companies simply admit to biases and confine opinions to the editorial pages. Honesty and transparency are vital to the bond between writer and reader.

Desiree Shoe is clearly biased, but she is at least astute enough to understand the evils of the media machine where she works. Instead of bitching about the state of journalism over drinks, perhaps she could show a little courage and try to reform her workplace.

Like everything else in our bloated society, the only answers for journalism are simplicity and decentralization. Smaller is better. Local is better.

10/19/17

Victoria Toensing Trying To Get NDA Lifted So Client Can Testify About Uranium One

If this informant gets his NDA lifted by the FBI and DOJ, there will be many nervous meetings being held by the Clintons in the coming weeks.

10/19/17

General Kelly Says Obama Did Not Call Him About Son’s Death

Yesterday, I wrote that Trump would come out of this bout with the Frederica Wilson smelling like a rose. Well, today, Chief of Staff John Kelly gave a mature, somber, utterly riveting press briefing where he mentioned that former President Obama did not call him when Kelly’s son died in Afghanistan. He also thoroughly shamed Congresswoman Wilson for playing politics with the death of LaDavid Johnson. Watch it beginning to end. I am glad there are men like John Kelly still in this world.

Frederica Wilson will not want to wake up in the morning.

“Empty barrels make the most noise”.

10/19/17

George W. Bush Gives Speech Condemning Conspiracy Theorists

I’ve always been a bit torn on Dubya.

I continue to believe he is a fundamentally good man, but of such limited intellectual capacity that it made him an easy dupe for Dick Cheney’s band of corrupt neocon globalists. I suspect he will never believe anything bad about his shady old man out of familial loyalty. Can’t fault him for that.

He delivered a speech today at the George W. Bush Institute, though, that reeked of a poor attempt at salvaging his legacy – and that of his father’s New World Order – before it gets engulfed by the storm. Here it is and pay particular attention from 5:45-ish onward.

Junior has kept a low profile since his departure from office, so why come out this week to condemn tin foil and to cast aspersions upon nationalists?

If you said it was because the Bush Family is petrified of what is going to be revealed, congratulations, you win a kewpie doll.

It is an attempt to get out in front of whatever gets dropped. In so doing, they will say it is nothing more than a conspiracy theory (a term developed by the See Eye Ay to discredit often-legitimate criticisms of government. Bear in mind Daddy H.W. was the director of that agency, briefly).

This speech, which in all fairness, actually contained some important points about the rancor of modern political discourse, also unwittingly highlighted the many failures of his presidency. I’ll be doing a deeper review on this aspect tonight.

10/19/17

Between the Lines

Oft times, what isn’t being said is more significant that what is being said.

At the press conference of a few days ago, the one where Mitch McConnell looked like he would have rather been anywhere else on earth, President Trump was asked, “are you considering firing Robert Mueller?”. The answer was a terse, “No. Not at all,” and in a nanosecond calls on the next reporter. (36:35 to 36:50 mark in the video below)

When the president wants to push a narrative, as with the NFL, he tends to expound at length on a topic, sometimes to the point of rambling. Or his brevity will be dramatic, as with his “calm before the storm”, “you’ll find out” comments.

But when he doesn’t want to tip his hand to something, he immediately downplays and pivots to a new topic.

I believe this is the case with the press conference answer. He was confident, almost dismissive. I think he’s perfectly satisfied with where Robert Mueller is.

Right under his thumb, likely investigating the Clinton Foundation’s Russia ties instead of the trumped up collusion charges against the president.

I wrote in the prior storm thread that I believe POTUS did the same thing when asked by Hannity about the proposed Assange/Rohrabacher meeting.

It is a cat-and-mouse game and he’s keeping his enemies guessing.

10/18/17

FBI Dragnet Nets 120 More Human Traffickers

The Storm against human trafficking and pedophilia rings continues. As I said earlier, these low-level arrests are a precursor to busting open the larger rings operated by the Deep State.

Operation Cross Country XI nabbed 120 traffickers and rescued 84 children per fbi.gov.

…Hundreds of law enforcement personnel took part in sting operations in hotels, casinos, truck stops, and through social media sites frequented by pimps, prostitutes, and their customers.

And in a sign o’ the times of just how sick of a society we’ve become:

During operations by FBI Denver’s Rocky Mountain Innocence Lost Task Force, for example, a 3-month-old girl and her five-year-old sister were recovered after a friend who was staying with the family made a deal with an undercover task force officer to sell both children for sex in exchange for $600.

After reading that, a verse seems appropriate.

Mark 9:42 – “Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him if a great millstone were hung around his neck and he were thrown into the sea.”

Trump’s DOJ has increased the rate of arrests for trafficking in the several hundreds of percents compared to the Obama and Bush iterations. Gee, I wonder why?

“We at the FBI have no greater mission than to protect our nation’s children from harm,” said FBI Director Christopher Wray. “Unfortunately, the number of traffickers arrested—and the number of children recovered—reinforces why we need to continue to do this important work.”

10/18/17

Real-Time Example of How Trump Allows His Enemies to Hang Themselves

I’m amazed at how dumb Trump’s opposition remains. His modus operandi has been to let the opposition press whip up a frenzy over some controversial issue against him when he 100% knows he is going to win beforehand.

He did this with his Obama wiretapping Tweets, later shown to be accurate.

He did this with Comey, saying he had tapes of their conversation (Trump later said there were no tapes, but perhaps he had them, then pulled back after he used them as leverage. Gotta keep em all guessing. Remember, Trump will never telegraph his moves).

The latest rope-a-dope will be in regards to his alleged comments to the family of LaDavid Johnson, the fallen soldier who died in an ambush in Niger. Congresswoman Frederica Wilson has been tweeting about Trump’s alleged remarks and doing the rounds on CNN and MSNBC to make the case that Trump is too insensitive and “sick” to remain President.

So Trump does what he normally does.

He waits.

He lets the left-wing MSM stir the pot for a news cycle or two.

He tweets that he didn’t say it and that he has proof.

Democrat Congresswoman totally fabricated what I said to the wife of a soldier who died in action (and I have proof). Sad!

He lets the media and his opponents double down.

And they have.

I stand my account of the call with @realDonaldTrump and was not the only one who heard and was dismayed by his insensitive remarks.

“My guy.” That’s how Donald Trump referred to a fallen soldier when speaking to that soldier’s widow and adoptive parents. “My guy.”

This is not normal. It’s not what a president does. It’s not what a person with access to normal human emotion & compassion does. Full stop.

Lift. Them. Up.
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By @EricBoehlert

These are the 4 US troops killed in action

whose names Trump won’t even mention

– Shareblue Media

Trump’s silence is deafening.

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Watch in the future for Trump to give us that proof, or in some other way to be proven correct. All phone calls the President makes are recorded. He would not put himself in a bad situation without an ulterior motive, like, I don’t know, maybe discrediting the press and his Congressional opposition?

He’ll come out smelling like a rose and have further advanced a piece on the 4d chessboard.

10/18/17

Fusion GPS Founders Refuse to Testify, Plead Fifth Amendment Privilege

When in doubt, lawyer up heavily and assert your Constitutional right not to testify and hope that Congress is bluffing.

Here is some more about this merry band of “strategic intelligence” folks, mostly former reporters with the Wall Street Journal. Fox News has an eye-opening article about Glenn Simpson of Fusion GPS, and some of their tactics.

Remember, these are the people behind the phony Pissgate/Christopher Steel documents used to smear President Trump.

The self-described “strategic intelligence” firm Fusion GPS that was behind the controversial anti-Trump dossier has a track record of intimidation and smear tactics, according to congressional testimony and the firsthand account of a London-based Venezuelan journalist who said he was labeled a “pedophile,” “extortionist” and “drug trafficker” after criticizing one of Fusion’s clients.

“I believe that Fusion GPS’s business is to do basically whatever the paymasters tell them to do,” Alek Boyd, the Venezuelan journalist, told Fox News in his first American TV interview. “They are particularly good at spreading misinformation, disinformation and smears.”

Boyd says he was targeted after his 2012 reporting on Derwick Associates, a power company with close ties to the Venezuelan government. The company allegedly skimmed nearly a billion dollars from rigged contracts with the late Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez.

“It is my understanding that [Fusion GPS] were hired basically to smear Derwick opponents and to dispel any possible doubts that regular media may have had at the time,” he said.

British police records show Boyd reported a break-in, with two laptops stolen from his London apartment in November 2014. Asked by Fox News what was on the computers, Boyd said, “A lot of information and a lot of evidence about corruption and scandals in Venezuela that I’ve been compiling throughout the years.”

After the break-in, Boyd said his sources were attacked. “People that were believed to be collaborating and sending me information from Venezuela were assaulted in Venezuela by the intelligence police of Mr. Chavez,” he said.

Asked if Fusion GPS was tasked with coming after him, Boyd said, “I believe that they were involved in the defamation campaign — smearing campaign — shortly after my apartment was broken into.”

Boyd says he was labeled a pedophile, drug addict and thief on the web. “They published this information through a number of social media and websites anonymously. They created fake Twitter accounts with my name, impersonating myself. … They started publishing photos of me walking around London with my daughters. They produced a huge amount of information — fake information — about me, accusing me from being a pedophile to being an extortionist to a drug trafficker to a car thief.”

Boyd says he believes three suspects, seen in security camera video released by British police, left pictures of his children inside his coat pocket as a warning. “The message, I believe at the time — we know where you are and we know where your children are, so take that as a threatening message.”

 

Further reading on Fusion GPS scummy past:

Bill Browder’s testimony to Congress about Fusion’s ties to the Magnitsky Act, Vladimir Putin, and Natalia Vesilnitskaya, the woman who met with Trump Jr. in that whole attempted setup.

10/17/17

Enormity of the Uranium One-Clinton Foundation Scandal

If you took Watergate and pumped it up on steroids, it would only amount to a boil on the ass of the Colossus of Corruption that is the Clinton machine.

While the Clinton’s ties to Uranium One have been suspected for some time, John Solomon and Sara Carter have filled in many heretofore unknown details and added some crucial interviews and documents.

Read these articles from Circa News and The Hill.

Then watch this video of the reporters on Hannity earlier tonight:

When you have time, check out Schweizer and Steve Bannon’s Clinton Cash for background. The Uranium One scandal is discussed starting at the 49:10 mark onwards:

My take: The Clintons, simply put, sold out a vital national interest of the United States – uranium, which can be used for the creation of nuclear weapons – to the Russians in exchange for bribes.

To the tune of $145MM dollars, which were then funneled to the Clinton Foundation. [Wait until we find out what that money was subsequently used for. That will be the ultimate disclosure.]

The Obama Administration and portions of the FBI and DOJ looked the other way for years. Adding insult, these same players went on to concoct the infamous Russian Narrative against Donald Trump which I said earlier was straight out of Rules for Radicals.

At varying degrees of severity, this implicates not only the Clintons, but Barack Obama, Eric Holder, Timothy Geithner, Andrew McCabe, Robert Mueller (wonder how this ties in?), James Comey, and Rod Rosenstein, just for starters.

I don’t buy for a second that the members of CFIUS had no knowledge of the FBI investigation into the trucking company and the Russian firms. One does not simply rubberstamp selling 20% of the nation’s uranium capacity without having ALL details and double-checking every possible angle.

These actors better have some good answers ready for the Congressional inquests that are coming. To that purpose, John Solomon revealed that Chuck Grassley, who has shown interest in this scandal in the past, has opened an investigation to see if the Obama CFIUS members were given the FBI information before approving the Uranium One sale.

Abuse of the public trust – and the public trough – in ancient times used to bring thepenalty of the sack. It may just be time to bring that back into vogue.

One question that has not been asked nearly enough is why did Barack Obama hire Hillary Clinton as his Secretary of State in the first place? (I don’t have the answer but I’ll spare you from any of the nonsense political conventions, like balancing the cabinet or healing party rifts, in my conjecture.)

She went after Obama viciously in the 2008 Democratic Primary campaign. She was the first to bring up the (likely true) Birther issue. Obama surely was aware of her legendary avarice and lust for power. So why bring aboard a woman personally despised on a bipartisan level for two decades and who was a known liability?

My best guesses:

To serve the interests of the Deep State.

For personal enrichment of all involved.

Or Hillary blackmailed Barry.

Perhaps some combination of all of the above.

Regardless, no one in the Obama Administration ever said no to Hillary despite her manifold crimes. They will rue their association with her very soon.

The Trump Storm is going to shake every institution in Washington before it’s over. We haven’t even gotten the WikiLeaks dump yet.

If we all see that it is necessary for a better tomorrow and keep our heads as a people, we can work through any shocks until we return to an age of sanity. Until then, brace yourselves.

10/17/17

George Soros Moving Bulk of Wealth to Open Society Foundation

Nobody ever said they would go down without a fight. Just in time to fund an American Color Revolution? Propaganda and agitating the useful idiots in the States is a lot more expensive than in Ukraine.

10/17/17

The Hill: Russian Kickbacks to the Clinton Foundation Exposed

My, my, my. The implications of this article by The Hill are truly titanic. There’s no way to give you a tl;dr synopsis on this one. It’s too dense and complicated for that. Read it and digest. I know I need to.

For now, I’ll just say Alinskyites gotta Alinsky. You see it now with the leftist Clinton-Obama cabal with Russia: always accuse others what you yourself are doing. Rules for Radicals 101.

Hillary’s cancellation of her public appearances overseas make sense now? I guess she needed some time for crisis meetings and a new batch of lies. The noose is tightening.

You’ll want to keep an eye out for Sara Carter’s Twitter feed today and watch her and John Solomon’s appearance on Hannity tonight. Solomon wrote The Hill article linked above and was a former teammate of Carter at Circa News. They have broken many important stories in the past, so this is to be watched closely.

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