Daily Check-In 10/18/2017

HSIOW. Holy Shit, It’s Only Wednesday.

THE KEEBLER NAZI GOES IN FRONT OF THE SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE

Attorney General Jeff Sessions testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee today, mostly as a check up for how the DOJ is doing.

At least, that was the plan.

Several senators asked Jeff about Russia, Dreamers, Russia, Trump, Russia, and Mueller.

The most interesting parts of his testimony were his back and forth with Senator Al Franken, and Jeff’s attempt at being coy with answering the questions about Mueller.

MEANWHILE, IN THE SENATE INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE …

Corey Lewandowski testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee. He spent several hours in closed door testimony.

Corey was Trump’s first campaign manager, before he was fired for punching a reporter for Breitbart. He was then replaced by Paul Manafort.

When punching a reporter isn’t even the scummiest thing a campaign manager does, it’s a bad campaign.

ERIK PRINCE FEELS LEFT OUT OF THE INTERVIEW PARTY

Erik Prince hasn’t interviewed Mueller yet. Oh, and that back channel meeting in the Seychelles was a complete coincidence. Nothing shady there…

Said the man who tried to set himself up as a baron or governor of Afghanistan.

OUTRAGE DU JOUR – CONDOLENCES FOR A FALLEN SOLDIER

I don’t mean to belittle or demean the deaths of four Green Berets in Niger (pronounced KNEE Zhair), but Donald Trump knows how to use the media to distract from other problems.

That being said, Trump managed to screw up a condolence call to a grieving widow.

Trump didn’t even know his name. He said that “he knew what he signed up for.” He had SHS smear Obama and John Kelly to the press.

How do you fuck that up?

I’m not sure what’s more depressing, that he fucked this up, or that I’m amazed that he didn’t fuck it up worse.

By the way, the Annual Thanksgiving Turkey Pardon is about a month away. I’m taking bets as to how he’ll fuck that up. My money is on at least two racial slurs and a Hilary Clinton joke.

RUSSIAN MACHINE NEVER BREAKS, WEDNESDAY EDITION

There were a few things today, and it’s getting late, so let’s go to the TREASON SPEED ROUND!

Judge tosses out Oleg Deripaska’s libel suit against the Associated Press.

@TEN_GOP was a Russian Troll account with over 200k followers.

Trump Team retweeted Russian propaganda week before election.

Trolls posed as a group offering to pay for black people to take self defense classes.

Facebook and Google are involved again.

More details about the IRA.

MAGNITSKY ACT SIGNED INTO LAW IN CANADA

That’s it for today. A little note on the Russian Active Measures Campaign. The IRA is just one front, one face of the operation. The FSB and Putin wouldn’t trust this large of a mission to one group. The IRA is just one player on the field. Like CozyBear and FancyBear, they’re just a player. Putin is the coach calling the plays.

But Putin is vulnerable. If the Oligarchs lose their money, or don’t feel that Putin will get their money back, they could organize and take him down.

On top of that, the Russians themselves are fed up. Their economy might as well be non-existent at this point. It’s less than half of California.

“Without Journalists, it’s just propaganda.”

– Katy Tur

Thank you, and have a good one

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