During the month of December, I didn’t keep up with this blog or the news as much as I normally do. I had changed to a temporary schedule which took some time to get used to, and just as I had gotten used to the new schedule, I was hit with some sickness that pretty much broke me for the rest of the year.
Now that I’ve got the excuses out of the way, there were a few big stories that happened in late December that has shaped events today, and helps explain how someone like Senator Lindsey Graham went from being a Never Trumper leading an investigation into the President to hanging off the Dotard like a gnat on a dog’s dick.
REPUBLICAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE AND RUSSIAN MONEY
This one came in from the Dallas Morning News, after being rumored on Twitter for a while.
Story goes like this…
Several American citizens of Russian and Ukranian descent, like Len Blavatnik, donated a lot of money in 2016 to the Republican Party, the RNC, Donald Trump, and several members of the GOP leadership. Even some men that weren’t running for office in 2016, like Lindsey Graham.
The reason this is suspicious as hell is that traditionally, these people would donate less money in total, and to both the Democrats and Republicans. This time, their donations were almost all for the Republicans, and much greater than in previous years.
Accepting money from an American citizen is not illegal, even if they’re a dual citizen. Where things get murky is the possibility that these people were cutouts for Putin and Russia. It wouldn’t be the first time that he’s laundered money from the Russian state to invest in the United States.
REPUBLICANS GET TAX OVERHAUL THROUGH CONGRESS
The Republican Party railroaded their “Tax Reform” package through Congress. It’s a complete and total disaster. I’ll go into more details on that in the future.
REPUBLICANS RALLY AROUND TRUMP
This one struck me as weird, but since signing the tax bill, the Republican leadership has gathered around Trump even more than before.
They hate Trump. He adds nothing to their party, pushes people away like there is no tomorrow, and is dangerous to anyone he perceives as a threat.
I wonder why they’re getting so buddy buddy with him now…
MUELLER INTERVIEWED RNC OFFICIALS, ASKED THEM WHAT THEY KNEW OF TRUMP/RUSSIA COLLUSION, AND WHEN
Well, that explains that. During December, reports started leaking out about how Team Mueller had interviewed several members of the RNC about Trump’s digital operations during the 2016 Campaign. Most noticeably, Mueller asked them what they knew of the Trump/Russia collusion, and when they found out.
Investigators rarely go into a meeting like this without already knowing the answers to the questions they’re asking. If they’re asking RNC staffers what they knew and when they knew it, it’s because Mueller already knows.
IVANKA TIED TO $100 MILLION MONEY LAUNDERING SCAM INVOLVING DIAMONDS
Now, back to the Trump Family. Looks like Kremlin Barbie is in some deep trouble. Reports coming out of Dubai indicate that Ivanka Trump is tied up in a money laundering scam, in which the diamonds were used to launder about $100 million.
So, remember in Daily Check-In 11/30/2017, where I mentioned Zarrab testifying how he laundered money using gold for Iran in the UAE? A lot of the details are lining up to a very similar scheme with Ivanka.
But what this also shows is that the investigation is getting closer to Trump himself. So far, every other member of the family, except Tiffany and Barron, have been implicated in one way or another.
Ivanka, though, is his favorite. She’s the one that holds that creepy, special place for him that is right at home in a Greek tragedy. If she’s under investigation, he’ll lose what little sanity he has left.
Ok, that’s a pretty short update for late December. I should be back later tonight with a few updates for today. A couple big stories came out, including confirmation that Trump’s lawyers met with Mueller’s team to discuss a possible interview.
Thank you, and have a good one.