Daily Check-In 01/23/2018

Tuesday the 23rd.  Here’s a few things that happened today…

ATTORNEY GENERAL JEFF SESSIONS INTERVIEWED BY ROBERT MUELLER LAST WEEK

So, last week there was a large push to discredit the FBI and the Special Counselor’s office.  It started on the 17th.  What else happened that day?

The Keebler Nazi met with Robert Mueller for several hours.

This has been a bad 24 hours for the Evil House Elf.  First, news comes out that he pressured the new FBI Director to fire people that Trump doesn’t like.  Next, this story leaks that Mueller interviewed the Attorney General for several hours about Obstruction of Justice.

Yes, I said leaked.  I think this was selectively leaked by Team Mueller to send a message to Trump.  That message is “We are inside you’re cabinet, and are coming for you.”

 

MUELLER WANTS TO INTERVIEW TRUMP BY END OF FEBRUARY

Speaking of Trump, Mueller has his nuts on a platter, and is coming for him.

From what I’ve learned studying this drama over the last year, prosecutors do not go into meetings like this without already knowing the answers.  They have at least 90% of the answers, and are giving the interviewee a chance to come clean with any extra information or giving them a chance to hang themselves.

Mueller will not accept written answers to questions, he wants the Dotard face to face.  He knows that Trump can’t help but lie, and that he’s an idiot.  He also knows that he’s smart enough to know that Trump is dumb enough to think that Mueller is dumb enough to think that Trump is smart enough to get out of this.

This also gives us a timeline to work with.  Like I’ve said before, I don’t believe we’ll get any new indictments until either after the Trump Interview or as incentive for him to meet.

 

TRUMP ASKED MCCABE WHO HE VOTED FOR

This just came in as I’m finishing up the article, and is highly irregular.  It’s also of very special interest to Robert Mueller.

 

FBI DIRECTOR WRAY NAMES DANA BOENTE AS FBI GENERAL COUNSEL

I’m still skeptical of new FBI Director Chris Wray due to his connections with Trump and Christie, but I’m starting to warm up to him.

Remember when Jeff Sessions asked for Dana Boente’s resignation on Indictment Eve?  In retrospect this was some obvious obstruction of justice, but even at the time it was shady.

Well, Chris Wray just hired Dana Boente as the new General Counsel of the FBI.  This is a classic “Fuck You” maneuver.  Wray’s sort-of boss ordered a restructure of the FBI to remove people that were knowledgeable of Trump’s crimes, so to fill a position he shouldn’t have had to fill in the first place, he hired the most dangerous man that was fired by his so-called boss, and put him in a high profile position that doesn’t require an appointment or political authorization.

 

CONFIRMATION: COMEY MET WITH MUELLER MULTIPLE TIMES LAST YEAR

This confirms some rumors I heard last year that weren’t exactly state secrets, and everyone assumed happened, but it’s now part of the public record.

James Comey, former Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigations, was debriefed by Special Counselor Robert Mueller.  Formally.  On the record.

 

TWITTER WARNINGS PISS OFF RUSSIAN TROLLS ON REDDIT

Recently, Twitter sent out letters to many people informing them that they had interacted with known Russian trolls and bots during the 2016 election.  I did not receive one of these since I didn’t rejoin Twitter until last February, but I know a few people who did.  Some of them are members of the Rumor Mill, some are politicians, and a few are some other random people.

However, not everyone who received this notice realizes what it says.  For example, on the The_Donald subreddit, many “people” that received the letter “claim” that they didn’t get involved on Twitter until after the election.

Notice all of the quotes in that sentence?  I’m not sure how to grammatically point out bullshit in a sentence with a quick mark, so I use quotes.

First, T_D is the largest collection of known Russian trolls on the Internet.  Many of the users and most of the mods are Russians.

Second, this article takes an interesting point.  It assumes that these users are people, Americans, and being honest.  I can call bullshit on these comments because I have personally battled at least two of the users mentioned in the article.

Finally, of all of the people they could have found for a quote, the author goes with Glenn Fucking Greenwald.  Of Wikileaks and Ed Snowden fame.

Some left-wing voices also pushed back against the move on the part of the social media company. “Twitter is sending out messages to people telling them that, for their own good, they are documenting that the user has either followed, cited or re-tweeted an account Twitter decided is linked to Russia & its propaganda efforts. That’s not creepy at all,” wrote Glenn Greenwald—the journalist who first reported the Snowden leaks revealing mass government spying in 2013—in a tweet.

Glenn Greenwald is in it neck deep with Wikileaks.  He’s bought their story full-on, and has been pushing their talking points for a while.  And by Wikileaks, I mean Russia’s.

He attacks Twitter for informing users that they were used by or interacted with Russian trolls and bots, claiming a violation of privacy and freedom of speech, he immediately pivots to whataboutism.

“Is Twitter going to track and inform users when they follow, re-tweet or approvingly cite accounts that are linked to western governments and their propaganda efforts, too?” Greenwald asked in a separate tweet, linking to a story about America’s efforts to to influence Cubans on social media.

 Greenwald is a mouthpiece for Assange, Wikileaks, and by extension the Russians.  Whether he knows it or not is the only point left for debate.  Personally, I think he’s dirty AF.  And this is a sentiment shared by all members of the Rumor Mill.

 

GP FIANCEE: GEORGE WILL BE THE JOHN DEAN OF THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION

John Dean was Nixon’s White House Counsel.  He plead guilty to felony charges, then received immunity for his crimes in exchange for testimony against the Nixon White House.

 

BIDEN: MCCONNELL WOULD NOT LET OBAMA CALL OUT RUSSIAN INTERFERENCE BEFORE ELECTION

This confirms a report from last year by the Washington Post that in a closed door meeting before the 2016 election, Obama asked for support from Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan for a joint statement against Russia and the shit they were pulling during the campaign.  Mitch put the kibosh on it, and threatened to claim it was a partisan attack by the President to attack Trump.

Knowing what we know now, Mitch was likely covering his ass and found a way to blame the Democrats at the same time.

Mitch is evil and competent.

 

TRUMP SUPPORTER THREATENED TO KILL CNN EMPLOYEES

Trump’s continuous attacks on media he doesn’t like is going to get someone killed.

 

SCHUMER WITHDRAWS OFFER ON TRUMP’S WALL

This was part of the deal to get a Continuing Resolution signed until February 8 or 9 while a budget is debated.  Since negotiation with Trump is like negotiating with jello, this was getting pulled in a matter of minutes.

 

TRUMP WANTS TO IMPOSE 30% CHINESE SOLAR CELL TARIFF

Fuck Trump.  Solar is the future, coal is dead, and fossil fuels are dying.

 

STORMYWATCH: PAYOFF IS ILLEGAL CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTION

It’s time for another story about Stormy Daniels.

The watchdog group Common Cause is following up on a train of thought I brought up a couple days ago, that this payoff to Stormy was an illegal campaign contribution.

As if that wasn’t enough, CREW, found a payment in December from the Trump Campaign to one of Trump’s businesses.

Here’s the payment from the Campaign, as well as a tweet from CREW.

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That’s it for today.  It’s been a crazy week so far, and it’s only Tuesday.  As Mueller gets closer to Trump, it’s only going to get weirder.

Hang on to your butts.

Now that we’ve got a timeline for a Trump/Mueller interview, I feel that I should try to do another Wargame article.  I think I have an idea how things could work out.  Then again, it’s all speculation.

 

Thank you, and have a good one.

 

“Without Journalists, it’s just propaganda.”

– Katy Tur

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