Daily Check-In 8/31/2017

August is finally wrapping up. Big things are happening.

MUELLER INVESTIGATING TRUMP FOR OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE

This isn’t exactly news, but the Wall Street Journal released today that back in June, Trump’s legal team sent memos to Mueller’s team outlining why they don’t think Trump firing Comey was illegal. It was the standard argument from Trump. He’s the President, Comey’s a liar, look at my crowd sizes, etc. The first two were real, but I wouldn’t be surprised at the third.

So, what does this mean?

This means that, as of June, Robert Mueller was investigating Donald Trump for Obstruction of Justice.

This is big.

Why is it coming out today? Good question.

MANAFORT TOOK NOTES ABOUT RNC AND RUSSIAN MONEY

Remember in The Russian Hypothesis where I talked about the Republican National Committee working with the Russians on getting foreign money into the campaign in direct conflict with several U.S laws?

Well, guess who’s notes mentioned “donations” and “convention”?

Yep, Paul Manafort.

At the June 9 meeting.

In Trump Tower.

Weeks before the RNC convention in Cleveland.

I don’t want to say I was right, since I’m reporting others work. But this was rumored months ago. The fact that it’s hitting the mainstream now is big.

STATE DEPARTMENT CLOSES RUSSIAN OFFICES

In a limited response to earlier actions by Russia, the State Department closed three Russian offices in New York, Washington, and San Francisco.

PENCE HAVING DAILY CONTACT WITH PAUL MANAFORT DURING TRANSITION PERIOD

According to a report earlier that I’ll try to link to later, Mike Pence was Paul Manafort’s choice for VP, as well as having had daily contact with him throughout the transition period after the election, even though Paul was fired from the campaign in August.

MUELLER WORKING WITH THE IRS CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION TEAM

Sweet Baby Jesus! This just broke. Mueller working with the IRS is Trump’s worst nightmare. This deserves a greater write up soon, but the IRS CI working with FINCEN means someone is fucked 8 ways to Sunday.

ATTACKS ON TWITTER

A lot of the Resistance members are being attacked on Twitter. Hacking, doxxing, trolls botting up and brigading users to get them suspended, harassing family members. Shit’s heating up. Keep your head down and watch your six.

That’s all for tonight.

Have a good one.

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