Daily Check-In 04/02/2018

Monday April 1st and Easter Weekend.  And April Fool’s.

 

THE RUSSIAN INVESTIGATION

Van der Zwaan’s forfeiture of his Freedom of Information Act ability prevents him from interfering with the Mueller investigation by requesting documents from it, tipping others off to “investigative facts that are otherwise not known” and burdening the office with freedom of information tasks, the prosecutors told the judge Monday. The filing notes “the scarce resources of the special counsel’s office” and how it may face “drain” if asked to “assemble records and to help explain to others both their significance and the potential that their release could harm the ongoing investigation.”

Alex Van der Zwaan is scheduled to be sentenced Tuesday around 10am EST.  He’ll be the first person to reach this stage in the Mueller Investigation.

George looks like he has a bad habit of saying things when he’s drinking.

His GoFundMe raised over half a million dollars in less than a week, far surpassing it’s goals.

Repeatedly, Roger Stone claimed that he had communicated with Julian Assange and Guccifer 2.0.  The first represents a hostile non-state intelligence service, and the second is a member of the GRU.  His best case scenario is a case of espionage against the United States.

I was very skeptical about Ted’s claims, right until Business Insider confirmed the Grand Jury subpoena.

Erik Prince met with Kirill Dmitriev.  Kirill’s wife Natalia Popova is very close to Putin’s daughter Yekaterina Tikhonova, and runs a foundation with her.

Once again, Trump cow-tows to his Russian master, and it’s the Kremlin that tells the Americans about Trump’s actions.

 

Remember, Amazon owner Jeff Bezos owns the Washington Post, the leading newspaper working to expose Trump’s corruption, criminality, and treasonous and traitorous behavior.

This is how a criminal acts.

 

SINCLAIR PROPAGADANA AND ATTEMPTS AT STATE RUN MEDIA

 

 

CAMBRIDGE ANALYTICA AND FACEBOOK

 

 

#NEVERAGAIN

The man who was too much of a coward to serve his country when called upon and got out of serving by shitting his pants in front of the draft board, questioned the integrity and soul of kids who saw their friends die in front of them?

By the way, there’s an easy joke about Ted Nugent fucking a teenage girl joke hanging out there, but his music is enough of a joke.

 

 

RED STATE TEACHER STRIKES

 

 

SAY GOODBYE TO THE ECONOMY

 

 

WHITE HOUSE CHAOS, THE “TRUMP HATES BROWN PEOPLE AND THE FUTURE” EDITION

 

 

COLD WAR 2.0

 

 

STORMYWATCH, FROM THE STORMCENTER 6000 METEOROPORNOLOGICAL CENTER

In the lawsuit filed March 26 in Manhattan federal court, Jessica Denson, who oversaw phone bank and Hispanic outreach for the campaign, said she became the target of harassing remarks and behavior by a superior. She previously filed a discrimination case against Donald Trump for President Inc. in New York state court, but the Trump campaign has sought to enforce the confidentiality deal, documents show.

One thing that I hope comes out of this clusterfuck of a time line is that we get rid of Non-Disclosure Agreements and Binding Arbitration clauses in contracts.

 

CAN WE GET BACK TO POLITICS?

 

RUMOR MILL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is a great write-up by John Schindler about Konstantin Kiliminik and the GRU.  They’re even scarier than I thought.

 

 

 

 

Jay McKenzie has a great series of posts going into Trump’s mob ties.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

That’s it for today.  The writing is a little sparse today.  There were a lot of individual stories, and not enough time to properly cover them all.  Let’s see what the rest of the week holds.

I’m going to start adding some more short-form posts to fill out the new sections that I’m adding.  I’ve also been thinking about doing interviews and having the occasional guest writer.  Let’s see how that goes.

 

Thank you, and have a good one.

 

“Without Journalists, it’s just propaganda.”

– Katy Tur

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