Daily Check-In 11/2/2017

Thursday.

MORE INFORMATION COMES OUT CONNECTING MANAFORT TO RUSSIA

The Daily Beast illustrated a few more connections between Paul Manafort and Russian Organized Crime.

According to the article, his ties go all the way to the top of the Russian Mafia. Considering his ties to the Party of Regions, I’m expecting to hear that he has Putin’s cell phone by the end of the week.

MUELLER GETS DOCUMENTS FROM JARED KUSHNER

Jared Kushner is in Mueller’s crosshairs. Kushner has voluntarily given the Special Counselor documents related to his role in Comey’s firing.

Jared is an interesting case. He is the weak link in the family, and doesn’t want to end up like his dad, in prison. But he is in WAYYYY over his head, and is looking at a very long prison sentence.

Jared might try to flip. The question is, does he have enough for Mueller?

CLOVIS WITHDRAWS FROM AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT POSITION

Sam Clovis withdrew his name from consideration for the top science position in the Department of Agriculture.

Not because he’s completely unqualified, or he’s not a scientist, or he has no clue what he’s doing, but because he’s a cooperating witness with the Special Counselor.

TRUMP TEAM FOUND OUT CLOVIS TESTIFIED BEFORE GRAND JURY FROM MEDIA

Well, this is awkward. Trump found out that Sam Clovis testified before a grand jury by watching it on the news.

Right before his Senate confirmation hearing.

CARTER PAGE TESTIFIED FOR OVER 7 HOURS, SAID SESSIONS KNEW OF RUSSIAN TRIP

The Sheldon Cooper of Treason is at it again. Carter Page spoke with the House Intelligence Committee all day. For more than 7 hours. Without an attorney.

Only an idiot would represent themselves in court. Only the heir to the throne to the Kingdom of Idiots would represent themselves in front of Congress when espionage is on the table.

According to Page, he told Jeff Sessions that he was working on the campaign, and that he was traveling to Russia.

MERCER RESIGNS FROM HIS HEDGE FUND, CUTS TIES WITH BANNON, BREITBART, MILO

Robert Mercer is stepping down from his hedge fund. He is also selling his share of Breitbart to his daughter, and is separating himself from Steve Bannon and Milo Yiannopolous, whom he funded on his recent tour.

Mercer, who was also the money behind Cambridge Analytica and Ted Cruz, knows that something is up, and may be trying to distance himself from everyone else.

Plus, it’s bad for business if people know that they’re investing their money with a crazy racist.

TRUMP SUBDOMAINS POINT TO RUSSIAN IP ADDRESSES, GODADDY ACCOUNT HACKED YEARS AGO, DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT IT

This got me a little worked up this morning. Someone, likely Russians, gained access to the Trump GoDaddy account, and used it to register extra shadow domains that pointed to IP addresses in Russia. Those addresses hosted servers that hosted malware that could spoof logins and grab ID’s and passwords.

These subdomains were online for five years, and likely had access to all of the other servers on the Trump server farm, like their email servers, their business and payment servers, and their campaign servers.

The only way that the Trump team even knew about this was because Mother Jones called them for comment. Only after this did they disappear.

Holy Fucking Dogshit! This is IT Security 101. A few commands from the command prompt, or some online tools could check the domains in a few seconds, and an NSLookup would find the IP address faster than it took to read that sentence.

And they were on the network for five years.

This is criminally negligent at best. Complicit or worse is even more likely.

They hosted their campaign information on this compromised server farm. They hosted their businesses there. Hell, Jared and Ivanka hosted their secret White House mail server there.

And the Russians had the keys.

IN OTHER NEWS…

PROSECUTORS LOOK TO BRING CHARGES AGAINST SIX RUSSIAN HACKERS OVER DNC ATTACK

TWITTER OFFERED RT 15% OF ALL ELECTION ADVERTISING

CANADA TO ADD NAMES TO THEIR MAGNITSKY LIST

CHRISTOPHER STEELE CHARGED $168,000 FOR MAKING HIS DOSSIER

MOST AMERICANS APPROVE OF TRUMP PROBE, NEARLY HALF THINK TRUMP COMMITTED A CRIME

STATE DEPARTMENT URGES HEADS OF STATE TO STAY AT TRUMP HOTEL INTERNATIONAL IN D.C.

JAMES COMEY TROLLS TRUMP WITH BOOK TITLE

RUSSIAN BOTS TARGET CLINTON, MUELLER, COMEY

That’s it for today. I said something big is goin to drop tomorrow, and I stand by that. Rumor has it that the trending hashtag will be #FlynnFriday.

I have a couple articles I didn’t write about today or yesterday, but I want to save them for bigger pieces. One will be why I don’t necessarily trust Bernie Sanders and his team, and why I don’t use the T word too much.

Thank you, and have a good one.

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