Daily Check-In 03/06/2018

Tuesday, March 6th.

GEORGE NADER: COOPERATING WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION

Yesterday in Daily Check-In 03/05/2018, I talked about George Nader.  Today, we found out a lot more.  And so has Special Counselor Robert Mueller.

George Nader is an adviser to the United Arab Emirates.  On top of all of his connections to the current members of the White House, George also set up the Seychelles Meeting with Erik Prince.  Hell, George was there as Erik Prince, owner of his own mercenary army and suspected Chinese Intelligence asset, met with Kirill Dmitriev.

George Nader was there.  He told Bobby Three Sticks all about the meeting.

George Nader is the newest cooperating witness to the Special Counselor.  And he didn’t have much of a choice in the matter.

Around January 20th 2018, George Nader was on his way to Mar-A-Lago for Trump’s 1 year celebration.  The one that Trump had trouble getting to because of the Government Shutdown.  Well, after getting into the country, the FBI stopped him in the airport, and took his phone, put him in a tiny room, and he had a heart to heart with the FBI.

Sounds a lot like George Papadopoulos.

So, it’s time to update the list of known cooperating witnesses.

  • George Papadopoulos
  • Michael Flynn
  • Rick Gates
  • Richard Pinedo
  • George Nader

George Nader can deliver Erik Prince, Jared Kushner, and likely Donald Trump.

 

SPECIAL COUNSELOR INVESTIGATING TRUMP’S LAWYER MICHAEL COHEN

Michael Cohen is a total and complete scumbag, but he’s got big problems, all of which are deserved.

Special Counselor Robert Mueller is investigating Cohen’s connections to Ukraine, his role in trying to set up a deal for a Trump Tower in Moscow, his role as Trump’s fixer for things like paying women to keep their silence, and likely other potential crimes like receiving leaked information from the House Intel Committee.

That last one came out today.  Turns out that someone testified in a closed session for the House Intel Committee, and an unknown staffer **cough**Kash Patel, staffer to Devin Nunes**cough**, informed Cohen’s lawyer Stephen Ryan of the testimony.  Stephen Ryan then approached that witnesses lawyer.  Not in a friendly manner, either.

So, not only is Trump’s lawyer getting investigated, but his lawyer might need a lawyer.

The Lawyer’s Lawyer might need a Lawyer.

Welcome to Lawyerception.

 

GARY COHN RESIGNS FROM WHITE HOUSE

Gary Cohn was Trump’s economic advisor, who almost resigned over Trump’s reaction to Charlottesville.  I talked about it when it happened in August, as well in Racism And Politics Today.

Cohn has had enough of Trump’s shit, and has hit his breaking point.  He will not stand by as Trump destroys the economy.

 

KELLYANNE CONWAY VIOLATED HATCH ACT

The Office of Special Counsel (Not to be confused with the Special Counselor’s Office)  found and ruled that Trump’s spokeswoman Kellyanne Conway violated the Hatch Act, which prohibits sitting political figures from using their office to campaign or advocate for a candidate in an election, unless specifically in a campaign setting, and at that point they are a private citizen.

The Crypt Keeper used her official position as a spokesperson for the White House and Donald Trump to explain on Fox News, from the White House lawn, why people shouldn’t vote for Doug Jones for Alabama Senate.

The OSC forwarded their findings to the White House for them to punish her, but I wouldn’t hold my breath on that.  But it is more crimes for the pile.

 

STORMY DANIELS SUING DONALD TRUMP

Stephanie Clifford, a.k.a. Stormy Daniels, is suing Donald Trump, Michael Cohen, and the LLC Cohen created to pay her off.  She is suing them to have the agreement thrown out as null and void because…

Wait for it…

Trump didn’t sign the contract.

Yes, Michael Cohen had ONE JOB.  Get your client to sign the contract, pay the porn star.  Yet, he managed to fuck that one up.

She also alleges that Cohen has harassed her and attempted to intimidate her into remaining silent.

From Reddit, user tlqr has a good write-up of how this could work.

Lawyer here.

This agreement is not invalid simply because Trump didn’t sign it. The terms are clear, and she was paid the money as contemplated by the agreement. The fact that Trump didn’t sign it is irrelevant because it was signed by his agent.

However, and this is the good part, all Trump needs to do to soundly beat this lawsuit is adopt the contract. If his lawyer had Trump’s authority to execute the agreement, then all Trump has to do is acknowledge and adopt the contract, and it is 100% binding.

Stormy Daniels’ lawyer knows this. But they also know that politically Trump cannot acknowledge or adopt this contract. This is win-win-win for them. Either (1) Trump refuses to adopt the contract, in which case she gets out of it and gets to sell her story to the networks, (2) Trump adopts the contract, and that in itself is a news story, or (3) she gets more money from Trump to drop the suit.

Edit: A few people are correctly pointing out that another issue for Trump is that asserting the contract was for his benefit may also have implications for an FEC violation.

That’s where we’re at now.  The President of the United States can get out of a lawsuit by acknowledging a contract with a Porn Star, but doing so means he admits to his role, and that this payoff was an illegal election contribution.

 

REPUBLICANS LINING UP TO FIGHT PROPOSED TARIFFS TO AVOID A TRADE WAR

If there is one thing that might get the current GOP to stand up to Trump, it will be tariffs leading to a trade war.  I covered exactly how bad of an idea tariffs are on Daily Check-In 03/02/2018.

McConnell and Ryan are playing the hedge game, but I wouldn’t be surprised that they actually do their fucking jobs and pass legislation to prevent this.

According to a recent study, 146,000 jobs would be lost due to steel and aluminum tariffs.

 

BOTH KOREAS PLANNING SUMMIT FOR APRIL

They haven’t met in over ten years, and these talks hope to lead to denuclearize the peninsula.

Hopefully, this doesn’t get fucked up.

 

FLYNN SELLS HOUSE TO PAY LEGAL BILLS

Mike Flynn’s selling his second house in Alexandria, VA.  The house has been on the market since December 2017, listed at 845k.

I’m not used to the D.C. Metro Area pricing, but nearly a million for a 3 BR, 2.5 Bath townhouse is nuts.  That’s mansion money in Pittsburgh.

Plus, if you’re gonna sell your house, clean up the closet and house before having the realtor take pics.

I’d almost feel sorry for him.  Then I remember all of the treason, espionage, and corruption him and his son took part in.  Losing a second home doesn’t even begin to make up for it.

 

THE EX-KREMLIN SPY APPARENTLY POISONED IN BRITAIN HAS LINKS TO THE MAN WHO WROTE THE EXPLOSIVE TRUMP-RUSSIA DOSSIER

I reported this yesterday in Daily Check-In 03/05/2018, but we have new details.

  • Sergei Skripal and his daughter are in critical condition after being found on a park bench.
  • 11 first responders have also gotten sick.
  • Sergei’s wife and son died of mysterious circumstances in the past couple years.
  • Boris Johnson has said that an attack by the Russians on residents of Britain as an “act of war.”

 

MARYLAND SENATE PASSES BILL THAT PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES MUST RELEASE TAXES

If this trend continues, and enough states pass similar laws, that would force Trump to release his taxes before the 2020 election, or not run*

*=Some exclusions apply.  The odds of Trump making it to 2020 are smaller than his hands, and decreasing everyday.

 

SPEED ROUND!

STATES WITH STRICTER GUN LAWS HAVE FEWER SUICIDES AND HOMICIDES

EX-OLIGARCH DESCRIBES THE RUSSIAN MAFIA STATE

A TIMELINE OF JARED KUSHNER’S ALLEGED ACTIVITIES

THE NRA FACES A NEW KIND OF OPPONENT: KIDS WHO UNDERSTAND SOCIAL MEDIA

BALTIMORE STUDENTS WALK OUT OF CLASS TO MARCH DOWNTOWN FOR GUN SAFETY

CLAUDE’S BILLBOARD GOING UP NEAR MAR-A-LAGO

SENATE LOOKING TO UNDO DODD-FRANK RULES

THREE DISTRICTS TO WATCH IN TEXAS PRIMARY ELECTION

NUNBERG’S LAWYER CLAIMED TRUMP MAY BE RUNNING ‘SECRET SHADOW OPERATION’

GET TO KNOW EMMA GONZALEZ

REDDIT ADMITS TO HOSTING RUSSIAN PROPAGANDA

 

 

RUMOR MILL: BARREL TIME FOR ROGER STONE

One of the rumors floating around from a few places like the Anon Journal is that Roger Stone is about to get arrested within the next two weeks. Stone was one of Trump’s campaign advisors, is a long time friend of Paul Manafort, Sam Nunberg’s mentor, and an originator of the Post-Nixonian School of Dirty Tricks.

Roger is an expert in Shock and Awe politics, which is why he was a natural fit for Donald Trump.  Distract and Attack are two of his basic plays while on the defensive.  Distract from the problem at hand, and Attack against an enemy with one’s own weakness.  Blame the opponent of what you did to take away their punch when they come after you.

Roger Stone worked with Julian Assange, a known Russian Asset, during the 2016 election.  He coordinated with Assange and Wikileaks the release of the DNC emails, and likely coordinated the “discovery” of Hilary Clinton’s emails on Anthony Weiner’s laptop.

Yesterday’s incident with Sam Nunberg is a play right out of Stone’s playbook; Distract and Attack.  Distract from the problem, and attack the enemy.  The enemy, in this case, is Trump.

“But wait, didn’t Stone work for Trump?  Aren’t they friends?”

Maybe, but this is war, and Roger knows how deep the whole he’s looking at is.

Listen to what Sam said yesterday.  He buried Carter Page, Trump, the family, everyone but Steve Bannon and Roger Stone.  Sam said he wouldn’t testify against Roger Stone at all.

There’s a strong chance that Sam either did what Roger Stone told him to do, or asked himself “What Would Roger Do?”  Looks like that answer was “Get drunk and go on national television.”

To Sam’s credit, when he sobered up this morning, his lawyer released a statement that he would cooperate with the Special Counselor’s office, then get some treatment in a rehab facility.

 

That’s it for today.  We’ll see how things go the rest of the week.  We’re getting to the 3 Stooges Syndrome phase of Trump.  There are so many things flying at once that can destroy him, it almost feels like they’re cancelling each other out.

Then, I sit back and remember that there are 330 million Americans, and 7 billion humans yearning for freedom.  They’re looking to us to carry the flame of freedom on to the next generation.

We will prevail, but we must do it the right way.  We are a nation of laws, not of men, personality, or wealth.  That means that traitors and tyrants are stopped by and through the law.

Everything must be done by the book.

 

 

Thank you, and have a good one.

 

“Without Journalists, it’s just propaganda.”

– Katy Tur

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