Daily Check-In 11/08/2017

HSIOW. Holy Shit, It’s Only Wednesday

JUDGE ISSUES GAG ORDER IN MANAFORT & GATES CASE

The judge in the Paul Manafort case issued a limited gag order on their attorneys today. This is to mitigate the media circus that is being fed by “leaks” from the defense.

MIKE FLYNN WORRIES ABOUT HIS SON’S LEGAL TROUBLES

CNN reports that Mike Flynn is in deep shit, and so is his son. I’ve talked about this a few times recently, and it’s nice to see a quick turnaround on one of Louise’s stories.

This builds the narrative that has been on the Rumor Mill for a while; Flynn flipped to save his son’s life. Both of them are looking at espionage charges, which carries the death penalty. Building this narrative that Flynn is worried about his son preps the masses for his turning states evidence against Donald Trump.

CBO SAYS GOP TAX BILL WILL ADD $1.7 TRILLION TO DEFICIT OVER NEXT DECADE

The Congressional Budget Office has scored the GOP tax bill, and it’s bad. It will add $1.7 trillion to the deficit by 2027.

COREY RECALLS DETAILS EMAILS AND CONTACTS WITH CARTER PAGE AFTER HAVING “MEMORIES REFRESHED”

Following Carter Page’s epic bus throwing under last week, Corey Lewandowski, former Campaign Manager for Donald Trump, suddenly remembered his emails with the Sheldon Cooper of Treason.

He said that he told Carter he could go to Russia on a personal trip, but he’s not representing the campaign.

I hate Corey. Out of everyone in this scandal, I might hate him the most for a completely irrational reason that I’ll get into later. So says Cinna the Poet.

ROGER STONE BEGS FOR DONATIONS TO HIS LEGAL FUND

Couldn’t have happened to a nicer person.

Roger Stone is out begging for donations to cover his legal bills of half a million dollars.

Maybe he shouldn’t have worked with Russian hackers to edit and distribute stolen emails.

RUSSIA BARS SOME CANADIANS IN RESPONSE TO MAGNITSKY ACT

Canada caught Russia off guard with the speed they passed their Magnitsky list. Normally, Russia tries to negotiate their way out of sanctions, then issue a preemptive list of officials banned from Russia.

Not with Canada.

They were so fast, that by the time they were sending lawyers over to negotiate, Canada was already voting on the bill.

So, Russia issued their banned list of Canadians, made up of the lawyers and legislators that decided to punish Putin and his cronies for their bad behavior.

By the way, Russia has been caught screwing with the Canadian election.

INFOWARS “STOLE” OVER 1000 STORIES FROM RT

BuzzFeed reports that InfoWars, the Alex Jones conspiracy theory site, has copied more than 1,000 stories from RT, formerly known as Russia Today.

They copied stories from dozens of other sites, but RT was far and away the leading victim.

RT claims that they did not give InfoWars permission to use their stories, and they do not have a wire service that they could have taken the stories from.

This gets interesting. Alex Jones has long been a proponent of the Russian narrative, and has appeared on RT several times. He pushes conspiracy theories and propaganda like nobody else.

And he was caught stealing from RT, whose propaganda he peddles.

If they sue him, then if any type of agreement exists, it’ll come out. If they don’t, they look like they’re working with him, and that ties Alex Jones to a known foreign agent.

I wouldn’t be surprised if there was some kind of out of court settlement to make this disappear.

Too bad for Alex, it won’t disappear. He’s been under investigation for a while.

That’s it for today. By the way, this is post 101 on this blog, in about as many days.

Thank you for reading. And have a good one.

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