Daily Check-In 10/10/2017

Tuesday. This is what I call a Slow Trump News Day. Busy by any traditional metric, but with the man-child in office, it’s comparatively slow.

TRIAL DATE SET FOR EPSTEIN

A trial date has been set for a malicious prosecution charge against Jeffrey Epstein, a billionaire convicted pedophile who has been a long time “party friend” of the rich and famous. As Donald Trump said of him “he always had great girls. A little young, but great.”

By the way, Epstein has been accused raping many young girls and pimping them out.

And he’s a friend of Donald Trump.

HOW TO READ THE STEELE DOSSIER

John Schindler did a great write up on how to read raw intelligence like the Steele Dossier.

People looking to discredit it will focus on details, and if even one detail is wrong, Oh Boy! The whole thing must be wrong.

Think of raw Intel like the first draft of a screenplay. The general story is there, but the details are up in the air, like locations and side characters.

I’ll go into more details about this a little later.

IN OTHER NEWS

NUNES SUBPOENAS FUSION GPS WITHOUT DEMOCRATS KNOWING

“Dipshit Cowpoke” Devin Nunes is at it again. Any doubt that he was anything other than a toady for Trump disappeared back in the spring.

CARTER PAGE PLEDGES TO PLEAD FIFTH BEFORE SENATE

Carter Page, the Sheldon Cooper of Treason, has said that he will not answer any questions before the Senate, and will invoke his Fifth Amendment right to avoid self-incrimination.

That might be the first smart thing he’s done.

INTERPOL ASKS FOR PROOF OF KASPERSKY PROBLEMS

Interpol wants proof that Kaspersky is a front for Russian intelligence.

ISRAEL HACKED KASPERSKY

Well, here it is.

TRUMP CHALLENGES TILLERSON TO IQ TEST

Yep, that fucking happened.

CALEXIT AND JULIAN ASSANGE

Why am I even surprised at this point? The head of Wikileaks and known Russian shill wants to meet with one of the leaders of the California Secessionist movement Calexit.

That’s it for today. I hope to have some more stuff this week. I’m a little tired tonight.

Today’s the first time I didn’t write about social media in a long time, although I heard about Bing being used by the Russians.

Thank you, and have a good one.

“Without Journalists, it’s just propaganda.”

– Katy Tur

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