It’s about Michelle Wolf’s routine at the WHCD

I have to admit my confusion over the rending of garments and gnashing of teeth on your side of the aisle today, sparked by Michelle Wolf’s remarks at Saturday’s WHCD.

Wasn’t it you Republicans who declared that phrases like grab ‘em by the pussy and I moved on her like a bitch were just “locker-room talk”, and should be laughingly dismissed as such?

Wasn’t it you Republicans who determined that terms like “shithole countries” are perfectly acceptable, and calling kneeling football players “sons of bitches” is appropriate?

Wasn’t it you Republicans who decided that referring to political opponents, journalists, and even world leaders, by childish nicknames is fitting behavior for a so-called “president”?

Wasn’t it you Republicans who deemed it acceptable for your “president” to tweet vicious attacks on private citizens, groups and organizations that he doesn’t like?

Wasn’t it you Republicans who passed around pics of Obama with a bone through his nose, who insisted that Michelle was a “tranny”, who likened the Obama daughters to monkeys, and who proudly wore tee-shirts describing Hillary Clinton as a “cunt”?

Yeah, I’m absolutely positive it was you – which leads to my confusion as to why I’m seeing statements from your side that Michelle Wolf’s monologue was disgusting, vile, over-the-top, and somehow “crossed a line”.  One can only wonder what she said that even comes close to the disgusting, vile, over-the-top comments made by your “president” on pretty much a daily basis. As for crossing a line – well, it’s impossible to imagine what lines of simple human decency haven’t already been crossed by your dear leader and yourselves.

So Wolf called Sarah Huckabee Sanders a liar – which she is. She said that Trump was a “pussy” for not having the guts to make an appearance at the WHCD – which he is. She berated the media for their failure to cover Trump’s oh-so-sordid past history during the 2016 campaign – a monumental failure of which they certainly are guilty.

Even if Wolf had called Trump a clueless, lying tub-o’-lard with the intellectual capacity of a houseplant and the manners of a rutting pig (all of which are true), she still wouldn’t have come close to the remarks we’ve heard from the Pussy-Grabber-in-Chief himself.

In light of the above, watching you Republicans clutch your pearls as you head for the nearest fainting couch over Wolf’s remarks has been far more entertaining than anything we sane people have seen in a long while.

Besides, wasn’t this exactly what you wanted, Republicans – a complete breakdown of common decency, a world in which even the most scathingly accurate comedic take on your “president” doesn’t come close to what emanates from his own mouth?

Well, you got it – and your reaction is as laughable as your blatant hypocrisy.

The fact is that Michelle Wolf is a comedian – and your “president” is nothing more than an incredibly sad, unfunny joke.

Trum has lost it — gone off the rails — completely bonkers — batshit crazy

Did anyone watch his speech at his rally last night?

He was more disjointed and angrier than ever. He attacked everyone. Debbie Stabenow, Maxine Waters, Nancy Pelosi, Senator Tester, all the Democrats, James Comey, the FBI, Putin and on and on and on!

Like Mussolini, with his jaw jutting into the air, he was his best dictator self.

The pressure has gotten to him. He is about to blow. And when he does, he will do something spectacularly stupid. We can only imagine what that might be.

He accused the Democrats of colluding with the Russians and the FBI. He bragged about how the House Intelligence Committee had cleared him of all the charges that have been made. He bragged about how he had “everything” to do with the Korean leaders getting together and finally signing a peace treaty to end the Korean War. Clearly, he expects to win the Nobel Peace Prize.

He even talked about the Russian lawyer who attended the meeting in the Trump Tower and whose emails have shown that she is working with the Russian government all along. That is when he blamed Putin. He said Putin was only trying to create more chaos in our country, indicating that he was conscious of the chaos he has already created.

If the country was not already divided enough, he divided it even more. He was very fearful of impeachment but said a lot of people would be “unhappy” if he were impeached, as if he was ready to bring it all down if something like that happened. It sounded like blackmail. He believes he is holding our country hostage and there is nothing we can do about it.

Memo to Trumpsters: GETTHEFUCKOVERIT!!!!

At last night’s Correspondents Dinner, comedian Michelle Wolf unloaded on Trump, Sarah Hickabee Sanders, and a few other rightwing halfwits.  As expected, the rightwing noise machine is all OHMYGOD SHUT HER UP SHE’S TRAMPLING ON OUR RIGHTS!!!!

Here’s a news flash for those of you who are attacking Wolf:  Go fuck yourselves.

You said not a word for eight years when Trump and damn near every other Republican claimed President Obama was not born in the US.  You said not w word when Republicans passed around emails with photoshopped photos of President Obama as a witch doctor.  You laughed and applauded when President Obama was attacked for wearing a tan suit and when Michelle Obama was slammed for wearing a dress with bare sleeves.

Here are a few examples of what you assholes did for eight years.

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Well, folks, now it’s your turn.  Get over it, sitthefuckdown and shutthefuckup.

No one who voted for Trump has the right to be “offended” by Michelle Wolf’s routine at the White House Correspondent’s Dinner. Especially since they’re the very people who willfully imposed Trump and trumpism on our body politic for fame and fortune.

What Michelle Wolf did last night was that she held up a mirror to all of these people, so they could gaze upon the lies, crassness and ugliness within. Did you expect —  to be congratulated? Praised? Coddled? Fuck that, you’re adults and you know what you did. It’s about time that you sit back, shut the fuck up and face the music for once in your pathetic lives.

And all of this happened just as Trump was continuing his shit show in Michigan.

So what the fuck did you people expect after witnessing the last two years of bullshit? If anything Michelle Wolf let you off easy by not mentioning the fact that treason and the enabling of treason has not only put us into this mess, but it also prevents us from punishing the traitors.

There you were, sitting around in your fancy outfits, drinking and dining sociably, while this country is being undermined by a foreign power and its puppet in the Oval Office. THAT’S offensive.

So, no. you don’t get to be offended because Michelle Wolf had the bravery and the temerity of putting into proper perspective the state of affairs that you aided and abetted by promoting Donald Jackass Trump.

The mere fact that Trump was a mere thirty minutes away from Flint last night and all he did last night was to tell lies and massage his own ego was a testament to the fact that everything that Michelle Wolf said had to be said. If it made you uncomfortable, go fuck yourself.

Bravo to Michelle Wolf, a real American hero.

Donald Trump: “Only the mob takes the Fifth!”

Donald Trump’s (sometimes) attorney Michael Cohen has asserted his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination in the criminal case against him in the U.S. Southern District of New York.

Now seems like the perfect time to look back at what President Big Mouth had to say about the Fifth Amendment during the campaign. He made it a central issue at numerous events and even a debate with Hillary Clinton.

“The mob takes the Fifth. If you’re innocent, why are you taking the Fifth Amendment?”

Here’s roughly 60 seconds of Donald Trump and his take on the Fifth Amendment. Roll tape!

 

No, Trump does not have any dirt on John Tester . . . Trump does this shit all the time

Trump just said that he “knows things” about John Tester- that if he spilled it, “he’d never get elected again”.

Trump knows nothing, there is nothing to know and we’ve seen him use this bullshit before.

By just stating it as fact, his supporters will now view Tester as dirty, if only Trump reveals the dope.

Trump did the same on the campaign when he said he had investigators in Hawaii looking at Obama’s birth certificate, “and you wouldn’t believe what they’re finding!” Of course we never heard anymore about those “facts” he “uncovered”, and he’s used this tactic over and over since.  This time, he doesn’t have Russians hacking Tester’s emails and sending him the results.

Whose money is Cohen laundering???

To sum up, Michael Cohen, has three “clients:”

1) Elliott Broidy – former RNC finance chair
2) Sean Hannity – Fox News anchor
3) Donald Trump – President

Now we learn that Cohen is “likely to be indicted” for money laundering and bank fraud.

Three guesses whose money he was laundering.

We now have clear, undeniable proof of collusion and conspiracy between the Trump campaign and Russia to swing the 2016 election to Trump

WARNING:  This is a LONG article.

Now we know and now we have proof of direct collusion and conspiracy between the Trump campaign and Russians connected to Vladimir Putin

The short version

In response to the murder in prison of a Russian lawyer, the US Congress placed severe economic sanctions on Russia and banned several Russians — all close to Putin — from entering the US.  (The Magnitsky Act)

In response, Russia banned several Americans from entering Russia and banned adoption of Russian children by Americans.

Donald Trump has long-time very close ties to Russia, for the most part because wealthy Russians have financed Trump’s businesses and kept them afloat with their purchases of Trump real estate.

During the November 2016 Presidential campaign, the Trump campaign said, if the Russians would give the campaign dirt on Hillary Clinton, and, if Trump wins, he will dissolve the economic sanctions that are hurting Russia.

The details

The Magnitsky Act

The Magnitsky Act, formally known as the Russia and Moldova Jackson–Vanik Repeal and Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act of 2012, is a bipartisan bill passed by the U.S. Congress and signed by President Obama in November–December 2012, intending to punish Russian officials responsible for the death of Russian tax accountant Sergei Magnitsky in a Moscow prison in 2009. Since 2016 the bill is applied on a global scale by the US government.

In 2009, Russian tax accountant Sergei Magnitsky died in a Moscow prison after investigating a $230 million fraud involving Russian tax officials.  Magnitsky was accused of committing the fraud himself and detained.  While in prison, Magnitsky developed gall stones, pancreatitis and calculous cholecystitis and was refused medical treatment for months. After almost a year of imprisonment, he was beaten to death while in custody.   Bill Browder, a prominent American businessman and friend of Magnitsky, publicized the case and lobbied American officials to pass legislation sanctioning Russian individuals involved in corruption. Browder brought the case to Senators Benjamin Cardin and John McCain who proceeded to propose legislation.

In June 2012, the United States House Committee on Foreign Affairs reported to the House a bill called the Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act of 2012 (H.R. 4405).  The main intention of the law was to punish Russian officials who were thought to be responsible for the death of Sergei Magnitsky by prohibiting their entrance to the United States and their use of its banking system.   The legislation was taken up by a Senate panel the next week, sponsored by Senator Ben Cardin, and cited in a broader review of the mounting tensions in the international relationship.

In November 2012, provisions of the Magnitsky bill were attached to a House bill (H.R. 6156) normalizing trade with Russia (i.e., repealing the Jackson–Vanik amendment) and Moldova.   On December 6, 2012, the U.S. Senate passed the House version of the law, 92-4. The law was signed by President Barack Obama on December 14, 2012.

 In 2016, Congress enacted the Global Magnitsky Act which allows the US Government to sanction foreign government officials implicated in human rights abuses anywhere in the world.

The Obama administration made public a list of 18 individuals affected by the Act in April 2013.  The people included on the list are:

  • Artem (aka Artyom) Kuznetsov, a tax investigator for the Moscow division of the Ministry of Internal Affairs
  • Pavel Karpov, a senior investigator for the Moscow division of the Ministry of Internal Affairs
  • Oleg F. Silchenko, a senior investigator for the Ministry of Internal Affairs
  • Olga Stepanova, head of Moscow Tax Office No. 28
  • Yelena Stashina (ru), Tverskoy District Court judge who prolonged Magnitsky’s detention
  • Andrey Pechegin, deputy head of the investigation supervision division of the general prosecutor’s office
  • Aleksey Droganov
  • Yelena Khimina, Moscow tax official
  • Dmitriy Komnov, head of Butyrka Detention Center
  • Aleksey Krivoruchko, Tverskoy District Court judge
  • Oleg Logunov (ru)
  • Sergei G. Podoprigorov, Tverskoy District Court judge
  • Ivan Pavlovitch Prokopenko
  • Dmitri M. Tolchinskiy
  • Svetlana Ukhnalyova
  • Natalya V. Vinogradova
  • Kazbek Dukuzov, Chechen acquitted of the murder of Paul Klebnikov
  • Lecha Bogatyrov, implicated by Austrian authorities as the murderer of Umar Israilov
  • Ramzan Kadyrov, Head of the Chechen Republic

In response to the adoption of the Magnitsky Act, the Russian government denied Americans adoption of Russian children, issued a list of US officials prohibited from entering Russia, and posthumously convicted Magnitsky as guilty.   In addition, the Russian government reportedly lobbied against the legislation acting through a public relations company led by Kenneth Duberstein.

On December 19, 2012, the State Duma voted 400 to 4 to ban the international adoption of Russian children into the United States. The bill was unofficially named after Dmitri Yakovlev (Chase Harrison), a Russian toddler who accidentally died of heat stroke in 2008 when his adoptive American father forgot he was in the back seat of his SUV.  Other recent developments include the proposition of a law to prevent US citizens from working with political NGOs in Russia and a proposition of a law, recently abandoned, preventing any foreigner from speaking on state television if they discredited the state.

On April 13, 2013, Russia released a list naming 18 Americans banned from entering the Russian Federation over their alleged human rights violations, as a direct response to the Magnitsky list.    The people banned from Russia are listed below:

US officials involved in legalizing torture and indefinite detention of prisoners:

The Russian lawmakers also banned several U.S. officials involved in the prosecution and trial of Russian arms smuggler Viktor Bout and drug smuggler Konstantin Yaroshenko, both serving prison time in the United States:

  • Jed Rakoff, Senior US District Judge for the Southern District of New York
  • Preet Bharara, former US Attorney for the Southern District of New York
  • Michael J. Garcia, former US Attorney for the Southern District of New York
  • Brendan R. McGuire, Assistant US Attorney
  • Anjan S. Sahni, Assistant US Attorney
  • Christian R. Everdell, Assistant US Attorney
  • Jenna Minicucci Dabbs, Assistant US Attorney
  • Christopher L. Lavigne, Assistant US Attorney
  • Michael Max Rosensaft, Assistant US Attorney
  • Louis J. Milione, Special Agent, US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
  • Sam Gaye, Senior Special Agent, US DEA
  • Robert F. Zachariasiewicz, Special Agent, US DEA
  • Derek S. Odney, Special Agent, US DEA
  • Gregory A. Coleman, Special Agent, US Federal Bureau of Investigation[27]
The Russians meet the Trump campaign

In June 2016, a Russian lawyer, Natalia Veselnitskaya, who was hired to lobby against the Magnitsky Act in the US, set up a Trump campaign–Russia meeting with Donald Trump, Jr., purportedly to discuss altering the Russian Duma’s sanctions against American adoption of Russian children along with other alleged illegal activities. On July 11, 2017, Reuters US reported that at the meeting “[Russia] offered to provide the Trump campaign with some official documents and information that would incriminate Hillary [Clinton] and her dealings with Russia and would be very useful to [Trump Jr.’s] father.”   Donald Trump Jr. insisted that Veselnitskaya did not reveal any damaging information about Secretary Clinton, contrary to what his correspondence had suggested. Trump Jr. subsequently released to the public via Twitter his personal records and correspondence between the Trump campaign team and Rob Goldstone, a longtime business partner and friend of Trump Sr. who actively represents several Russian interests and who had first pitched the meeting to Trump Jr.

And now — tie it all together into Trump-Russia collusion and conspiracy

Now we have learned, right after Donald Jr. set up the specifics of this meeting, he had two phone calls with a number in Russia belonging to Emin Agalarov.

Between those two calls, Trump Jr. received a third call from a blocked number.  It now appears this number belonged to Donald Trump himself.

So — Donald, Jr. was approached by a Russian about a meeting to deal with dirt on Hillary Clinton and to address the idea that Trump Sr. would lift sanction on Russia if elected.   Then — Donald Jr. called his father to seek permission to take this meeting.

Trump clearly anticipated he would soon possess juicy information on Clinton during a campaign speech on June 7, 2016, just two days before Don Jr., Paul Manafort, and Jared Kushner sat down with a Russian “informant” and her entourage at Trump Tower.

Trump revealed his foreknowledge thusly:  “I am going to give a major speech on probably Monday of next week and we’re going to be discussing all of the things that have taken place with the Clintons. I think you’re going to find it very informative and very, very interesting.”

That speech never came about. But within less than a week, hacked DNC documents began flowing to the internet and they would continue to plague Team Hillary throughout July 2016, just in time to cause chaos at the Democratic National Convention.

Donald Trump Jr. claims that he didn’t know the name of the person who was coming to the infamous Trump Tower meeting to provide the “dirt on Hillary Clinton” that had been promised as “part of Russia and its government’s support for Mr. Trump” but she was certainly well-known around Washington, and around the Kremlin.

Newly released emails show that in at least one instance two years earlier, the lawyer, Natalia V. Veselnitskaya, worked hand in glove with Russia’s chief legal office to thwart a Justice Department civil fraud case against a well-connected Russian firm.

This isn’t the first time that Veselnitskaya has been tied to the Russian government. In fact, she’s been the go-to attorney for pressing causes dear to the Kremlin in US courts.

Veselnitskaya is a Russian lawyer, who, like many involved in the Trump and Russia saga, isn’t directly employed by the Russian government but has a number of deeper government ties. The Russian government often operates by using not only its own employees but those with informal or personal relationships to its key leaders.

But it’s the first time Veselnitskaya seems to have dropped her “just a poor, private lawyer” approach to admit her connections.

Ms. Veselnitskaya has recanted her earlier denials of Russian government ties. During an interview broadcast Friday by NBC News, she acknowledged that she was not merely a private lawyer but a source of information for a top Kremlin official, Yuri Y. Chaika, the prosecutor general.

The prosecutor general … who Rob Goldstone promised Donald Trump Jr. was the source of that “dirt.”

In Rob Goldstone’s original emails to Donald Trump Jr.:  “Emin just asked me to contact you with something very interesting. The Crown prosecutor of Russia met with his father Aras this morning, and in their meeting offered to provide the Trump campaign with some official documents and information that would incriminate Hillary and her dealings with Russia and could be very useful to your father.”

The person that Goldstone names as the “Crown prosecutor” is the prosecutor general, who Veselnitskaya talks about in her interview.

“I am a lawyer, and I am an informant,” she said. “Since 2013, I have been actively communicating with the office of the Russian prosecutor general.”

All of which proves that the Trump Tower meeting wasn’t a casual get together from which Jared Kushner bugged out early, Paul Manafort couldn’t stop playing with his phone and Donald Trump Jr. was disappointed. It was what it appeared to be—a key meeting between the participants in an international conspiracy to determine how best to utilize information illegally collecting through cyber warfare by a foreign government to interfere in a U.S. election.

At first glance, Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting with a Russian lawyer may seem like Just Another Story in the long saga of connections between Russia and the Trump campaign. In fact, when compared to ousted national security adviser Michael Flynn phoning it in to the Russian ambassador, or favored son-in-law Jared Kushner offering to bring Trump right into the Russian embassy for secret chats with the Kremlin, this little meeting may seem like the “nothing burger” that Reince Priebus declared.

But this is a burger with everything. In fact, it may be the last item on Donald Trump’s menu. Because if this was a whodunit mystery, the answer would be dead obvious.

What seemed to be obvious almost a year ago, now is confirmed.

The previously undisclosed details about Ms. Veselnitskaya rekindle questions about who she was representing when she met with Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner, Paul Manafort and others at Trump Tower in Manhattan during the campaign. The meeting, one focus of the special counsel investigation into Russia’s election interference, was organized after an intermediary promised that Ms. Veselnitskaya would deliver documents that would incriminate Mrs. Clinton.

  1. The Russians stole documents.
  2. They promised documents to Trump.
  3. They met to discuss those documents.
  4. The documents were delivered through WikiLeaks.
  5. Trump operatives had advance knowledge of both contents and timing on WikiLeaks releases.
  6. Donald Trump Jr. had communications with WikiLeaks to strategize on releases.
  7. Donald Trump used that information in his campaign rallies.
  8. Both Cambridge Analytica and Russian operatives used the information in stories targeted at key voter districts.
  9. They used the Democratic voter-turnout model they had stolen to target voters for suppression.
  10. They lied about every step.
That’s a conspiracy. And every step of that conspiracy is now public knowledge.