The Mueller Report, Redacted – 04/18/2019

Thursday, April 18, 2019 to Sunday April 22.  Published on Tuesday, April 23rd.

 

THE RUSSIAN INVESTIGATION

The Mueller Report has been released.  At least a redacted version.  To be honest, it’s not nearly as blacked out as I thought it would.  I also thought it would be 400 black pages with a few words selectively left in place that would say something like “Trump not bad.”  Ever since Daily Check-In 03/22/2019 when the report was first handed over to Mueller, we’ve been waiting for this to come to light.  Of course, this is not the end, but simply the beginning.

I have to admit that I have not read the report yet.  As I’ve mentioned in the last few posts, I have a lot of things going on in my personal life.  Even with that, there’s a lot to digest from this weekend.

So, the short, short version.  The Russians helped Trump become President.  Trump and his team lied about it constantly.  They tried to conspire with the Russians but screwed it up.  They lied so much that no one could be trusted.  Richard Burr fed the Trump White House sensitive information.  The Reporters were right.  The whole of Team Trump broke a fuckton of laws.  They tried to get Clinton’s emails like there was a golden ticket attached to them.  Mueller referred 14 criminal investigations to other agencies, and only two of them are currently known to the public, and not in a lot of detail.

William Barr lied to cover for Trump.  His main argument, and I use that term loosely, for why he didn’t charge Trump with Obstruction of Justice was that no one carried out his commands.  Each time he ordered someone to do something to hinder the investigation, that person either pushed back, slow-walked the order, or just ignored it.  Because of that, Barr says that Trump’s actions don’t meet the requirement of the criminal statute.  If you think trying to commit a crime but fucking it up isn’t a crime in itself, I guess all the people Chris Hansen asked to have a seat on ‘To Catch A Predator’ are completely innocent, huh?

Also, Mueller didn’t charge Trump with Obstruction of Justice.  He said that duty should fall to Congress.

 

CONGRESS

 

COHEN, NEW YORK, AND THE OTHER LAWSUITS

 

TRUMP THE RUSSIAN ASSET A.K.A INDIVIDUAL-1

 

POLLS

 

TRAITOR TOTS

Barr

Prince

 

Burr and Graham

 

Jr. and Jared

 

CULT 45

 

FIGHTING BACK

 

EMERGENCIES, SHUTDOWN, & IMMIGRATION

 

RACISM, RIGHT WING TERRORISM & WHITE NATIONALISM

 

SCOTUS & COURTS

 

#METOO & WOMEN’S RIGHTS

 

COLD WAR 2.0

 

#NEVERAGAIN

 

FIXING THE INTERNET

 

THE PROPAGANDA MACHINE

Press Freedom and Violence

 

Walleye Lied

 

 

TRADE WAR, HEALTH CARE, & ECONOMY

 

GOP: THE PARTY OF LINCOLN IS DEAD

 

CRIME AND PUNISHMENT

 

PRIESTS & RELIGION

 

ENVIRONMENT & SCIENCE

 

ELECTIONS

 

THINKING AHEAD

 

PROGRESS IS PROGRESS

 

IN OTHER NEWS…

 

RUMOR MILL

 

That’s it for the last few days.  At least, from what I saw sitting on the sidelines.  Things should calm down in the next few weeks, but as of now they are still pretty busy.  It’s hard enough taking care of my own bills and house, but for someone else as well is pretty stressful.  Okay, the most stressful part of dealing with him and his shit is keeping up the appearance that I feel bad for him and his condition.  I’ve had more contact with him in the past month than the previous several years combined.

Also, I’m going to spend more time going over the report itself, but I don’t know when that will be.  Like I said last time, it’ll be a few weeks before I’m back to posting each day.  This week, I’d like to publish something for Monday through Wednesday, then maybe daily posts after that, assuming nothing else explodes.

That being said, my dog was walking with a limp yesterday.

 

Thank you, and have a good one.

 

“Without Journalists, it’s just propaganda.”

– Katy Tur

The Last Few Days 04/17/2019

Monday, April 15, 2019 to Wednesday April 17.

I’m publishing this on Friday.  Sorry for the delay.

 

THE RUSSIAN INVESTIGATION

Barr Schedules Press Conference to Release Redacted Mueller Report

 

Release The Report

 

White House Briefed on Mueller Report

 

Barr the Bad Actor

 

 

CONGRESS

Mueller Report

 

Deutsche Bank

 

 

COHEN, NEW YORK, AND THE OTHER LAWSUITS

 

TRUMP THE RUSSIAN ASSET A.K.A. INDIVIDUAL-1

 

Pentagon

 

TRAITOR TOTS

 

FIGHTING BACK

 

EMERGENCIES, SHUTDOWN & IMMIGRATION

 

RACISM, RIGHT WING TERRORISM, & WHITE NATIONALISM

 

SCOTUS & COURTS

 

#METOO & WOMEN’S RIGHTS

 

COLD WAR 2.0

Yemen

 

 

#NEVERAGAIN

 

FIXING THE INTERNET

 

THE PROPAGANDA MACHINE

 

WHITE HOUSE CHAOS

 

NOTRE DAME

 

TRADE WAR, HEALTH CARE, AND ECONOMY

 

STUDENT ISSUES

GOP: THE PARTY OF LINCOLN IS DEAD

 

CRIME AND PUNISHMENT

 

PRIESTS & RELIGION

 

ENVIRONMENT & SCIENCE

 

ELECTIONS

 

THINKING AHEAD

Bernie Sanders and Fox News

 

PROGRESS IS PROGRESS

 

IN OTHER NEWS…

 

RUMOR MILL

 

That’s it for the last few days.  The Rumor Mill section is light due to me not being on Twitter or other social media for the last few days.

I spent the bulk of this week trying to get a handle on my father’s bills and affairs while moving him into a personal care home.

Old people require different levels of care, depending on what’s wrong with them.  Assuming that everything is fine and they just want to downsize from a house, they might move into a Senior Center or Retirement Community.  This is for old people that can still take care of themselves and don’t require around the clock supervision, but either they or their families felt that they need to move there.  The next level is Personal Care.  That’s a step above Senior Living, but below Assisted Living.  Personal Care implies that the old person requires some assistance with basic tasks, but for the most part can still do some things on their own.  Assisted living means that they need help with almost everything, but they aren’t bed ridden or requiring constant medical care, just basic support.  The final level is a nursing home.  This is where the long period terminally ill go to.  To outsiders, they can all be classified as the Old Folks Home.

I’m also fighting a cold now, on top of everything.  Part of me wants to blame the AC coming on for the first time, but I think it’s because I’ve had to go at full speed for the last month just to keep my head above water.  As soon as I hit a point where I can relax, my body just says “fuck you, you’re taking a break” and shuts down.  This happens with performers and the adrenaline rush they get from being on stage.  As soon as the rush wears off, they break down.

My next post will be about the Mueller Report and the initial reactions.  I might not do a news recap for everything else, but to be honest, the report is the big news.

I hope to be back to a regular posting schedule within the next week or two.

 

Thank you, and have a good one.

 

“Without Journalists, it’s just propaganda.”

– Katy Tur

The Last Few Days 04/14/2019

Thursday April 11 to Sunday, April 14, 2019

 

THE RUSSIAN INVESTIGATION

It’s about time.  Journalist Hater of democracy around the world Julian Assange was evicted from the Ecuadorian Embassy in Britain on Thursday, and immediately arrested by British police at the request of the Americans.  Assange faces up to a year in jail for skipping bail when he fled rape charges in Sweden and hid out in the embassy.  Though, in hindsight, his plan was to eventually reach Russia.

Assange was charged with attempting to access DoD computers in a criminal conspiracy with Chelsea Manning (then Bradley Manning).  He’s facing 5 years in prison for this crime.

These charges do not include any of his actions from the 2016 election.  Rumor has it that those are under seal until he can be certain of being tried without a risk of pardon or other commutation.

Gregory Craig was indicted for not registering as a foreign lobbyist under FARA for his work with Ukraine and Paul Manafort starting in 2012.

 

 

 

CONGRESS

Nadler seems like he’s going to give Barr just enough rope to hang himself.  By my calculations, he only needs another three or four inches.

 

Here’s the part that slipped through the cracks in Trump’s defenses.  They could try to do an end-run by having Mnuchin try to block the release from the IRS, which is illegal, but anyone else who handled Trump’s taxes is also fair game.  Further, the only way they could fight this would be with a lengthy court battle that would cost hundreds of thousands of dollars, and would likely end right back with a court order releasing the tax returns anyway.  Who’s going to pay the legal bills for this fight?  Certainly won’t be Trump.

 

 

COHEN, NEW YORK, AND THE OTHER LAWSUITS

 

 

TRUMP THE RUSSIAN ASSET A.K.A INDIVIDUAL-1

 

TRAITOR TOTS

 

CULT 45

 

FIGHTING BACK

 

EMERGENCIES, SHUTDOWN, & IMMIGRATION

 

RACISM, RIGHT WING TERRORISM & WHITE NATIONALISM

 

SCOTUS & COURTS

 

#METOO & WOMEN’S RIGHTS

 

COLD WAR 2.0

 

#NEVERAGAIN

 

FIXING THE INTERNET

 

THE PROPAGANDA MACHINE

 

WHITE HOUSE CHAOS

 

TRADE WAR, HEALTH CARE, & ECONOMY

 

STUDENT ISSUES

 

GOP: THE PARTY OF LINCOLN IS DEAD

 

CRIME AND PUNISHMENT

Avenatti Charged

Just when the timeline couldn’t get any more screwed up, Michael Avenatti is accused of extorting Nike and taking money from a crippled person.  What’s this world coming to when a dickhead lawyer who rose to fame going after the President’s personal lawyer and who was evicted from his law office and attacked a bunch of people telling him it’s a bad idea to run for POTUS can’t be trusted?

 

 

PRIESTS & RELIGION

 

ENVIRONMENT & SCIENCE

 

ELECTIONS

 

THINKING AHEAD

 

 

PROGRESS IS PROGRESS

 

IN OTHER NEWS…

 

RUMOR MILL

 

That’s it for the last few days.  Things are still crazy in my personal life, and it might take me a few days or weeks to get back to normal.

I’m going to add Assange, Craig, and Avenatti to The Indicted.

 

Thank you, and have a good one.

 

“Without Journalists, it’s just propaganda.”

– Katy Tur

The Last Few Days 04/10/2019

Monday April 8 to Wednesday April 10 2019

 

THE RUSSIAN INVESTIGATION

Mueller Report and Barr

 

 

 

CONGRESS

Mueller

 

Barr’s Testimony

 

Taxes

 

Drug Investigation

 

Tax Prep

 

COHEN, NEW YORK, AND THE OTHER LAWSUITS

Iran

 

Mar-A-Lago

 

 

TRUMP THE RUSSIAN ASSET A.K.A INDIVIDUAL-1

DHS Purge

 

 

SAUDI ARABIA

 

TRAITOR TOTS

The Streisand-Nunez Effect

 

FIGHTING BACK

 

EMERGENCIES, SHUTDOWN, & IMMIGRATION

 

RACISM, RIGHT WING TERRORISM & WHITE NATIONALISM

 

SCOTUS & COURTS

 

#METOO & WOMEN’S RIGHTS

 

COLD WAR 2.0

 

#NEVERAGAIN

 

FIXING THE INTERNET

 

THE PROPAGANDA MACHINE

 

WHITE HOUSE CHAOS

 

TRADE WAR, HEALTH CARE, & ECONOMY

 

STUDENT ISSUES

Operation Varsity Blues

 

 

GOP: THE PARTY OF LINCOLN IS DEAD

 

CRIME AND PUNISHMENT

 

PRIESTS & RELIGION

 

ENVIRONMENT & SCIENCE

That’s the super massive black hole at the center of the M87 galaxy, about 53 million light years away.  It’s so big that the entire solar system could fit inside.

 

THINKING AHEAD

 

PROGRESS IS PROGRESS

 

IN OTHER NEWS…

 

RUMOR MILL

A conversation between Greg Olear and Louise Mensch that spawned from this tweet.

Take what she said with a heavy grain of salt.

 

That’s it for the last few days.  A lot has happened, but I don’t have the energy to break it all down right now.  I’m getting my ass kicked with taking care of someone who doesn’t care about the work being done on their behalf.  Every day there’s a new development, and it’s almost always a bad one.  Except for his health, that seems to be improving.

I’m writing down all of the crap that I can.  There’s too much here for a post or two.  This is probably a book or two worth of content.

The part that really hurts is how I’m supposed to handle all of his crap without being toxic around my own kids.  There is no love lost between him and I.  That would imply there was love to begin with.

As for the fight, a spoiler for the next post.  Julian Assange was arrested by the British at the request of the Americans.  That happened early Thursday morning.  I don’t know when the next post will be.  I’d like to get one for just Thursday, but it will probably be Monday, covering Thursday through the weekend.  I’m already quadruple booked this weekend, and any more stuff will push me to the ‘crawl under a desk and cry’ point.

 

Thank you, and have a good one.

 

“Without Journalists, it’s just propaganda.”

– Katy Tur

The Last Few Days 04/07/2019

Thursday, April 4, 2019 through Sunday April 7.

 

THE RUSSIAN INVESTIGATION

Mueller Report and Barr Summary

The cover-up feels like it’s starting to unravel.  As mentioned The Last Few Days 04/02/2019, we must make sure that the full, unredacted report comes out.

How?  Check out the Congress section.

 

 

CONGRESS

Mueller Report

What’s very interesting is that we’re finally hearing from people on the Mueller team.  Now that they’re no longer actively on the payroll, they’re free to talk. We’re hearing that they wrote public facing summaries for each section that Barr either ignored or blocked.  While Barr is promising to give Congress a redacted version, they have already subpoenaed the unredacted version and all of the associated evidence.  If the DOJ attempts to block that, which they almost certainly will, then Congress has another tool up their sleeve which may force the DOJ to comply.

Impeachment.

By initiating impeachment proceedings, Congress can force the DOJ to hand over not just the report, but all evidence and grand jury testimony as well.  That might be the only way out of this part of the mess.

But it’s not the only mess.

 

Trump’s Taxes

Trump is fighting tooth and nail to keep his taxes private, but there’s only so much he can do.  The IRS is required by law to hand over the requested returns to the Ways and Means Committee.  Congress can also subpoena his tax accountant for the records, since they could be held criminally liable for any illicit activity.  The tax records would also exist at the state level, too.

 

COHEN, NEW YORK, AND THE OTHER LAWSUITS

Cohen’s New Documents

In any normal universe, this would be the biggest news of the month.

 

Inauguration and Ambassadorships

 

TRUMP THE RUSSIAN ASSET A.K.A INDIVIDUAL-1

White House Correspondents Dinner

 

Taxes

 

 

TRAITOR TOTS

 

CULT 45

 

FIGHTING BACK

 

EMERGENCIES, SHUTDOWN, & IMMIGRATION

Nielsen Out

 

 

RACISM, RIGHT WING TERRORISM & WHITE NATIONALISM

Omar Death Threat

 

Israel and Jews

 

 

SCOTUS & COURTS

 

#METOO & WOMEN’S RIGHTS

 

COLD WAR 2.0

 

#NEVERAGAIN

 

FIXING THE INTERNET

 

THE PROPAGANDA MACHINE

 

WHITE HOUSE CHAOS

 

737

 

TRADE WAR, HEALTH CARE, & ECONOMY

 

STUDENT ISSUES

 

GOP: THE PARTY OF LINCOLN IS DEAD

 

CRIME AND PUNISHMENT

 

PRIESTS & RELIGION

 

ENVIRONMENT & SCIENCE

 

ELECTIONS

 

THINKING AHEAD

 

PROGRESS IS PROGRESS

 

IN OTHER NEWS…

 

RUMOR MILL

 

 

That’s it for the last few days.  Yes, I’m behind by a few days.  The continuous drama is very time consuming and draining on me.  I’ve been in a holding pattern for the last couple days for finding a long term housing solution, and I’ve learned a lot of shit about him over the past few weeks.  I didn’t think it was possible to have a lower opinion of him than I already had when I started this journey, but just like the rest of my life he’s found new and interesting ways to abuse and disappoint.

That’s the first time I’ve used the a-word to describe his behavior in the written form.  It won’t be the last.

My next post should be posted by Wednesday or Thursday covering Monday to posting.  I’m still in the fight, just not on the front lines right now.

 

Thank you, and have a good one.

 

“Without Journalists, it’s just propaganda.”

– Katy Tur

The Last Few Days 04/02/2019

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 and Wednesday April 3rd.

 

THE RUSSIAN INVESTIGATION

House Subpoenas the Mueller Report

The deadline has come and gone for Attorney General Barr to hand over the Mueller Report.  Now Congress is demanding it and all associated items be turned over.  There is precedent for this happen.  Just ask Richard Nixon.

 

Cover Up

From the New York Times article:

WASHINGTON — Some of Robert S. Mueller III’s investigators have told associates that Attorney General William P. Barr failed to adequately portray the findings of their inquiry and that they were more troubling for President Trump than Mr. Barr indicated, according to government officials and others familiar with their simmering frustrations.

At stake in the dispute — the first evidence of tension between Mr. Barr and the special counsel’s office — is who shapes the public’s initial understanding of one of the most consequential government investigations in American history. Some members of Mr. Mueller’s team are concerned that, because Mr. Barr created the first narrative of the special counsel’s findings, Americans’ views will have hardened before the investigation’s conclusions become public.

Mr. Barr has said he will move quickly to release the nearly 400-page report but needs time to scrub out confidential information. The special counsel’s investigators had already written multiple summaries of the report, and some team members believe that Mr. Barr should have included more of their material in the four-page letter he wrote on March 24 laying out their main conclusions, according to government officials familiar with the investigation. Mr. Barr only briefly cited the special counsel’s work in his letter.

However, the special counsel’s office never asked Mr. Barr to release the summaries soon after he received the report, a person familiar with the investigation said. And the Justice Department quickly determined that the summaries contain sensitive information, like classified material, secret grand-jury testimony and information related to current federal investigations that must remain confidential, according to two government officials.

Mr. Barr was also wary of departing from Justice Department practice not to disclose derogatory details in closing an investigation, according to two government officials familiar with Mr. Barr’s thinking. They pointed to the decision by James B. Comey, the former F.B.I. director, to harshly criticize Hillary Clinton in 2016 while announcing that he was recommending no charges in the inquiry into her email practices.

The officials and others interviewed declined to flesh out why some of the special counsel’s investigators viewed their findings as potentially more damaging for the president than Mr. Barr explained, although the report is believed to examine Mr. Trump’s efforts to thwart the investigation. It was unclear how much discussion Mr. Mueller and his investigators had with senior Justice Department officials about how their findings would be made public. It was also unclear how widespread the vexation is among the special counsel team, which included 19 lawyers, about 40 F.B.I. agents and other personnel.

At the same time, Mr. Barr and his advisers have expressed their own frustrations about Mr. Mueller and his team. Mr. Barr and other Justice Department officials believe the special counsel’s investigators fell short of their task by declining to decide whether Mr. Trump illegally obstructed the inquiry, according to the two government officials. After Mr. Mueller made no judgment on the obstruction matter, Mr. Barr stepped in to declare that he himself had cleared Mr. Trump of wrongdoing.

This is interesting.  I wondered what took so long for these reports to come out, but at the same time that Congress demands the report, we get reports from the NYT and WaPo (WaPo’s story came out a few hours later but will be in the next post) stating that the people who actually wrote the report dispute Barr’s take on things.

Like I’ve said since Daily Check-In 03/22/2019 and The Last Few Days – 03/27/2019, let’s wait until we see the report before jumping to conclusions, but I’m having a hard time not assuming there’s a coverup.

First, we’ve seen a 4 page summary that doesn’t contain a complete sentence from a report rumored to be nearly 400 pages.  Just from a book report standpoint, that is not enough for a passing grade.

Next, Barr’s withholding the report from Congress, and Trump’s trying to claim executive privilege on it.  I don’t know about anyone else, but if the best investigators in the world just cleared my ass of treason, I’d be hiring sky writers to put that shit in the clouds for the world to see.  If I were “completely exonerated” like Mr. NPD claims to be, my PAC would send a pdf to everyone on my campaign mailing list.

Now, the very people that wrote the report are saying that Barr’s Summary is bullshit.

Let’s see where this goes.

 

 

CONGRESS

House Subpoenas Taxes

6 years of income taxes.  Considering that the 2018 returns are due soon, that would the be returns from 2017 back to 2012.  That includes the time period that Michael Cohen said that Trump lied about his assets to get financing to buy the Buffalo Bills, and the overlapping time period of the Deutsche Bank subpoenas. (Daily Check-In 02/28/2019The Last Few Days – 03/27/2019).  It’s not sexy, but lying on your taxes is a crime.  Ask Al Capone.

 

Security Clearances

Question about the security clearances.  John Bolton was mentioned in a previous post that he was one of the senior White House officials that had to get an override on his security clearance.

Why is the National Security Advisor, the person with access to the nation’s most important secrets, not able to get a security clearance on his own? Does this have to do with his work with Maria Butina? (Daily Check-In 07/16/2018)

 

COHEN, NEW YORK, AND THE OTHER LAWSUITS

Mar-A-Lago

A Chinese woman carrying a thumb drive loaded with malware was detained at Mar-a-Lago Saturday after trying to gain access to events advertised on Chinese-language social media by Li “Cindy” Yang, the South Florida massage parlor entrepreneur who also ran a business selling access to President Donald Trump and his family.

The woman, Yujing Zhang, has been charged with two federal crimes: making false statements to a federal officer and entering restricted property.

She was carrying four cellphones, one laptop, one external hard drive and a thumb drive, according to court records. In a charging document, a Secret Service agent said a preliminary forensic examination of the thumb drive showed it contained “malicious malware.” The court filing did not provide further details about the nature of the malware.

Zhang originally told a U.S. Secret Service agent that she wanted to use Mar-a-Lago’s pool, but upon further questioning said she had traveled from Shanghai to attend a “United Nations Friendship Event” between China and the United States. She said she planned to speak with a member of the president’s family about U.S.-Chinese economic relations. Zhang’s arrest was first reported by WPTV. In court records, her birth year is listed as 1986.

So, this is where we’re at in the timeline.  A Chinese woman carrying a bunch of spy shit was busted at Trump’s club, while he was there, because she was there to meet the owner of a chain of rub-and-tugs in the Palm Beach area who advertised access to Trump.

 

TRUMP THE RUSSIAN ASSET A.K.A. INDIVIDUAL-1

Reportedly…

 

Losing His Mind

 

Repeal and ….?

 

 

TRAITOR TOTS

 

PUERTO RICO

 

CULT 45

 

FIGHTING BACK

 

EMERGENCIES, SHUTDOWN & IMMIGRATION

 

RACISM, RIGHT WING TERRORISM, & WHITE NATIONALISM

 

SCOTUS & COURTS

 

#METOO & WOMEN’S RIGHTS

Joe Biden

 

 

COLD WAR 2.0

 

#NEVERAGAIN

 

FIXING THE INTERNET

 

THE PROPAGANDA MACHINE

 

WHITE HOUSE CHAOS

 

737

 

TRADE WAR, HEALTH CARE, AND ECONOMY

 

STUDENT ISSUES

 

GOP: THE PARTY OF LINCOLN IS DEAD

 

CRIME AND PUNISHMENT

 

PRIESTS & RELIGION

 

ENVIRONMENT & SCIENCE

 

ELECTIONS

 

THINKING AHEAD

 

PROGRESS IS PROGRESS

 

RUMOR MILL

 

That’s it for the last couple days.  I’m going to try to have two posts over the next four days.  It will either be split Thursday/Friday and the weekend, or Thursday only and Friday and the weekend together.  Maybe the first one, not sure yet.

As far as the stroke crap goes, I’ve spent a lot of time over the past week trying to unfuck the completely fucked situation he put himself in.  The hardest part is dealing with people wishing me well and that they hope he gets better.  I know they mean well and are putting themselves in their shoes from their point of view, but they didn’t grow up with a narcissist as a parent.  I’m not going to lay it out here, but we don’t have a healthy relationship.  Never have, never will.  I’ve seen him more times in the past 3 weeks than the previous 5 years combined, and my anxiety still runs at full power even though he can barely talk.

Part of the reason why I’m so hardcore about fighting against Trump and his corruption is because I grew up with a narcissist and spotted his bullshit a mile away.  The gaslighting, the starved desire for attention, how he places how much he likes you on how much you like him, the insatiable need to control everything, the inflated sense of self-worth, the belief that they’re special and the rules don’t apply to them, I saw it all at home.

I’m getting back in the fight, slowly but surely.

 

Thank you, and have a good one.

 

“Without Journalists, it’s just propaganda.”

– Katy Tur

Daily Check-In 04/01/2019

Monday, April 1, 2019

 

THE RUSSIAN INVESTIGATION

Clearance Reversals

We talked about the clearance overrides before on Daily Check-In 01/31/2019, but the scope of the problem is finally coming into view.  At least 25 security clearances that were denied for various reasons were overridden.  The whistleblower who raised this issue and told the press about it also told Congress about it, too.  This included several senior White House officials

These people shouldn’t be anywhere near secret information, let alone the most sensitive secrets this country has.

 

Mueller Report

I’m going to say this everyday until we see the report, but let’s wait before we see the full report before we hit the “Everything is terrible” button. (Daily Check-In 03/22/2019)

One thing I’ve gotten pretty good at over the last two years is reading legal documents.  It doesn’t take 400 pages to say “We ain’t find shit.”  Plus, Barr’s Summary was a prime example of lawyerball. (The Last Few Days – 03/27/2019).   He’s been described as a “Lawyer’s Lawyer.”  In other words, the lawyer that a lawyer calls when they’re in such deep shit they need a lawyer.

 

 

CONGRESS

 

COHEN, NEW YORK, AND THE OTHER LAWSUITS

 

TRUMP THE RUSSIAN ASSET A.K.A INDIVIDUAL-1

 

SAUDI ARABIA

 

TRAITOR TOTS

 

CULT 45

 

FIGHTING BACK

 

EMERGENCIES, SHUTDOWN, & IMMIGRATION

 

SCOTUS & COURTS

 

#METOO & WOMEN’S RIGHTS

 

COLD WAR 2.0

 

#NEVERAGAIN

 

THE PROPAGANDA MACHINE

 

WHITE HOUSE CHAOS

 

TRADE WAR, HEALTH CARE, & ECONOMY

 

STUDENT ISSUES

 

CRIME AND PUNISHMENT

 

ELECTIONS

 

THINKING AHEAD

 

RUMOR MILL

 

That’s it for Monday.  At least, this is all I grabbed.  I’m still trying to get things under control around everything else.  I’d like to get back in the swing of things, but I’m tired.  I don’t know if I’ll do a Daily post each day this week, just because of how much I have to deal with.

Like I said yesterday (Daily Check-In 03/29/2019), I’m in the middle of a whole bunch of stuff.  I don’t like feeling this tired all of the time.  The hardest part is trying to keep up appearances.  I’ll spare the long story for now, but I didn’t have the greatest childhood.  Dealing with him is bringing a lot of those old problems back to the forefront.  I need to decompress after dealing with him. Which, of course, is right when the rest of the family asks questions about how he’s doing today.  I’m glad they text, because that gives me a chance to vent and say what I really want to say before I type a polite response.

Here’s a tip: set up your will and power of attorney before you get sick.  It’s a lot less of a pain in the dick for whomever has to clean up your mess.

 

Thank you, and have a good one.

 

“Without Journalists, it’s just propaganda.”

– Katy Tur