Trump Humiliated by Comey Congressional Hearing

The big news out of the Comey congressional hearing today is that the FBI confirms it is now investigating ties between Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and Russian intelligence services.  In response to the hearing, Donald Trump tweeted that Russia “did not influence” the electoral process.  It’s a flat out lie.  But more importantly Trump’s tweet appears to all but certainly confirm that Donald Trump operates the White House as  the American propaganda arm of Russia.  He has disrespected the White House and has cheapened the Office of Presidency.

Sadly, the Republican stooges during the congressional hearing could not even bring themselves to mention the bear in the room–Russia’s attempts to influence our presidential election.  Instead, all they could muster was a half-baked attempt to show that the leakers were the “bad guys” . . . . pay no attention to the leak itself, though, comrade Americans!  Representative Nunes the House Intelligence Committee chair humiliated himself, and showed himself to be a sick kiss up.  It’s almost as if the Russians have something on him as well.

It was also funny to watch Congressman Trey Gowdy put on his best self-righteous prosecutor show to be outraged at the release of information by members of the intelligence community.  Nevermind that the information proved that one of Trump’s top minions, Michael Flynn, was a pathological and public liar.  Nope, Gowdy was upset that classified information was leaked!  Nevermind that Gowdy himself incompetently leaked the name of a CIA source in 2015, thereby exposing classified information.  Do you think he will ask for himself to be arrested for releasing classified information?  Or maybe just for being a huge suck up and imbecile?

This follows a long line of recent examples of Trump pushing Russian propaganda.  Most recently, we had the Trump White House pushing the lie that the British were wiretapping Trump during the election.  When the British became upset, however, they had to backtrack significantly.  It seems our allies don’t like it when we tell lies about them.  Especially when the lies are manufactured and pushed by the Russians.

The underlying takeaway from the hearing today, however, is that Russia interfered with our elections.  The intent clearly was to hurt Hillary Clinton and to help Trump.

It is also clear that members of the Trump entourage were well aware of the hacking and were even aware of specific instances of hacking.  The best of example of this is Roger Stone, a core Trump flunky, who publicly began talking about the leaking of John Podesta’s (a Hillary flunky) e-mails before they were even leaked to the public.  In other words, a Russian source was obviously keeping Stone (if not Trump himself) updated on all of their hacking.

The FBI is on the record now as investigating the Trump campaign, and even Trump himself, for their involvement in the Russian hacking scandal.  Stay tuned.

 

 

 

 

 

Trump’s Russian Oil Money

Inside the Steele Dossier, a document with a big list of claims about Trump (including one that he had hookers piss on him in bed in Moscow), there was one interesting claim about one of Trump’s key advisers and Russian oil money.  It went like this:

Igor Sechin, the CEO of Russia’s state oil company, offered former Trump ally Carter Page and his associates the brokerage of a 19% stake in the company in exchange for the lifting of US sanctions on Russia.

The sale eventually went through (with or without Page, we don’t know).  And while Trump’s stooge Page could deny that he received the 19% stake in the oil company, we know that Russia sold stake in Rosneft, with 19.5% going to someone.  But we don’t know who supplied the financing for the deal or who the purchasers were, and those facts are untraceable.  So was Carter Page one of the ultimate money-makers from the deal?  Was Trump?  Was a different Trump stooge?  Who knows.

More than a month after Russia announced one of its biggest privatizations since the 1990s, selling a 19.5 percent stake in its giant oil company Rosneft, it still isn’t possible to determine from public records the full identities of those who bought it.

What we do know is that Rex Tillerson, the former CEO of Exxon, is now secretary of state.  Something Carter Page was very excited about.  Tillerson’s Exxon also had a huge deal with Rosneft, probably worth hundreds of billions of dollars, but paused due to all the sanctions the U.S. slapped on Russia.   How long will those sanctions last?  Will they be lifted so Tillerson and/or Page can directly benefit?

Meanwhile, the Russians are rounding up and/or killing people that were associated with the Steele dossier:

Oleg Erovinkin, a former general in the KGB and its successor the FSB, was found dead in the back of his car in Moscow on Boxing Day in mysterious circumstances.

Erovinkin was a key aide to Igor Sechin, a former deputy prime minister and now head of Rosneft, the state-owned oil company, who is repeatedly named in the dossier.

As for that 19.5% stake in Rosneft, it was sold in December to a trading company called Glencore Plc and Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund, and likely split 50/50 between both.  Strangely, Glencore only contributed 300 million euro for its portion, and a Cayman Island firm, with unknown owners, is the owner of an unknown percentage of Glencore’s stake.

It’s as if the Russians are doing business with people who really don’t want the world to know who they are.

Trump’s National Security Advisor is a Russian Spy

The first major scandal of the Trump administration is here. Some may argue that the immigration ban debacle was really the first scandal. That, arguably, is a legal fight. This, however, is a pure scandal with clear corruption, dishonesty and likely spying on the U.S. on behalf of a foreign government. Treason?

National security adviser Michael Flynn privately discussed U.S. sanctions against Russia with that country’s ambassador to the United States during the month before President Trump took office, contrary to public assertions by Trump officials, current and former U.S. officials said.

It all started when Trump’s national security adviser, Michael Flynn, had several phone calls with the Russian ambassador before Trump took office. When Flynn was asked if he talked to the ambassador about the sanctions against Russia, he lied through his teeth and said no. Vice President Pence then went on record saying they did not talk about the sanctions.

This week somebody in the intelligence community obviously approached Flynn and told him he was a lying sack of shit. Told him that they knew he talked to the Russian ambassador about Russian sanctions. Told him there was a transcript of his call with the Russian ambassador. Told him he can’t deny it any longer.

 Federal officials who have read the transcript of the call were surprised by Mr. Flynn’s comments, since he would have known that American eavesdroppers closely monitor such calls. They were even more surprised that Mr. Trump’s team publicly denied that the topics of conversation included sanctions.

After that conversation, Flynn started to backtrack, saying he couldn’t “remember” if he talked about the Russians sanctions. He couldn’t be “certain” the topic never came up when he talked repeatedly with the Russian ambassador.  What do you think?

Now Vice President Pence is angry that he stood up for Flynn’s lies.  Pence says “it’s a problem” that Flynn talked about the sanctions to the Russian ambassador even though Flynn originally said he did not talk about the sanctions.  It’s a problem that Pence believed him and stood up for him, even though Flynn was lying and was more interested in helping the Russian government than his own government.

Congressman Eric Swalwell has called for Flynn to be suspended, and Congressman Adam Schiff has called for Flynn to be fired.

Moscow Mike Flynn, the Russian spy Trump put in as the United States National Security advisor, a paid-for shill on the Russian propaganda channel “RT,” and who sat next to Putin at an RT event, who faced consistent concerns that he is just a Russian agent, is Trump’s first scandal.  And everyone, except for Trump, saw it coming.

Tulsi Gabbard’s Love For Mass Murder

 

The dictator of Syria, Bashar al Assad, is a very evil man. He’s gassed civilians, murdered thousands upon thousands, and has allowed Russia to indiscriminately bomb and murder civilians. And now, Amnesty International has compiled evidence that al Assad runs an extermination camp, where he has murdered 13,000 people in government custody. While regime change or how to handle ISIS can be debated, what can’t be debated is that al Assad is one of the biggest murderers and genocidal whack jobs in history.

But that’s exactly what Democrat Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard admires and appreciates. She  repeatedly complained about former President Obama’s refusal to support the Russian murderers who indiscriminately murder women and children in Syria.

She recently traveled to Syria and secretly met with al Assad. Apparently she is ok with validating and legitimizing a man who runs an extermination camp.

Gabbard herself is an unethical turd of a human. As now she is in trouble with the House of Representative for violating  ethics rules. She did not submit the required disclosure forms that explained who paid for her trip and who she met while she was in Syria (besides the genocidal dictator).

Gabbard is no hero. She is a sycophant for Russian bombing of civilians, and appreciates a blood thirsty dictator who exterminates people by the thousands. She is a true disgrace.

Russia Lies About Coordination with US in Syria

It is not much of a surprise but Russia falsely claims it conducted a joint combat mission with US planes in Syria. The US military just denied the claim and added it was unaware of any “coalition” member working with Russia over airstrikes.

Russia may be looking for cover after months of what appears at times to be indiscriminate bombing of civilians in Syria.

“The Department of Defense is not coordinating airstrikes with the Russian military in Syria,” said spokesman Eric Pahon, who added that he was not aware of any coalition member aiding Russia in this instance.

Some are going so far as to claim that Russia has killed more civilians in Syria than ISIS.  Which isn’t hard to believe.

Donald Trump Brings Russian Spy to Classified Briefings

As a presidential candidate, Trump begins receiving intelligence briefings that contain classified information.  He’s bringing with him one of his “advisors,” Ret. Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn who has direct ties with Russia, including Putin.  Before Flynn joined Trump campaign, he worked for Putin’s RT television network.  Flynn is in fact so close to Putin that he was seated directly next to him in one of RT’s dinner.

When Trump was asked why he’s bringing Flynn with him to the briefings, Trump responded that he does not “trust” U.S. intelligence.  I guess he favors Russian intelligence.