Daily Check-In 04/12/2018

Thursday, April 12th

 

THE RUSSIAN INVESTIGATION: PAYOFFS, COHEN HAS TAPES, FBI WANTS ALL THE THINGS, COMEY MAKES A TAPE, MUELLER/TRUMP INTERVIEW LIKELY OFF, THE BATTLE BEGINS

Ronan Farrow broke a story this morning about the National Enquirer spiking another story.  If the story sounds familiar, it is, but it isn’t.  One of the doormen at Trump Tower heard a rumor that Trump knocked up one of his housekeepers back in the 80’s, and she kept the baby.  The doorman met with The National Enquirer, and paid him $30,000 in November 2015 to buy the story from the doorman, then buried it.

Notice the timing.  November 2015.  During the Presidential Campaign.

The story ain’t that Trump knocked up his maid.  The story’s that a tabloid newspaper with VERY close ties to Trump (Daily Check-in 02/16/2018) has paid for multiple story spikes during the Presidential campaign, and they weren’t claimed as contributions to the campaign.

Yeah, Michael Cohen recorded a lot of his conversations.  Hell, he’d brag about it, then play the conversations back to people to piss them off.  He recorded EVERYONE.  All the people he worked with, all of the reporters who called him, and his client Donald Trump.

Remember the scene in Casino where the guy was bitching about all of the crimes while being wiretapped, and the guy getting admonished by his mom for swearing?  Besides it having Martin Scorsese’s mom as the mother in the scene, what’s scaring Trump and his team is what Cohen was talking about and recorded aside from what the FBI already knew.

James Comey is starting his press tour.  I look forward to listening to this next week.

The move to protect Robert Mueller and Rod Rosenstein is reaching a crescendo.

Trump is worried, and acting stupid.  How stupid?

Trump is using the Republican National Committee to openly attack law enforcement officers.

Think about that for a moment…

The President of the United States of America is ordering the party leadership he represents to attack the former FBI Director and the Deputy Attorney General.

Why pardon a former Vice Presidential Chief of Staff that was convicted of Lying to the FBI by a Special Counselor appointed by the then Deputy Attorney General James Comey?  He’s testing the waters of his pardon power.

But why is he freaking out so much?

Now, according to two sources, Mueller’s team may be able to close the obstruction probe more quickly as they will not need to prepare for the interview or follow up on what the president says.

Three sources familiar with the investigation said the findings Mueller has collected on Trump’s attempts to obstruct justice include: His intent for firing former FBI Director James Comey; his role in the crafting of a misleading public statement on the nature of a June 2016 Trump Tower meeting between his son and Russians; Trump’s dangling of pardons before grand jury witnesses who might testify against him; and pressuring Attorney General Jeff Sessions not to recuse himself from the Russia investigation.

Not only does it look like the Mueller/Trump interview won’t happen, but Mueller is moving ahead without it.

Why is this big?

Daily Check-In 01/24/2018Daily Check-In 04/03/2018, and Daily Check-In 01/23/2018 all talk about Trump and Mueller’s team negotiating the terms of meeting, 1/23/2018 described that Mueller wanted to meet with Trump by the end of February, and that the next wave of indictments wouldn’t happen until either after the interview, or until the interview was off the table.

Guess what?  The interview is off the table, which means the next round of indictments is coming in hot.  Especially if The Dotard tries anything stupid.

 

GOP:  THE PARTY OF LINCOLN IS DEAD

 

BLUE WAVE

 

THE PROPAGANDA MACHINE

 

COLD WAR 2.0

 

WHITE HOUSE CHAOS: Pompeo has problems in his confirmation hearing, Pruitt is corrupt AF

Here’s the PDF of the letter.

 

MISSOURI GOVERNOR SEX ABUSE SCANDAL

 

#NEVERAGAIN

 

SAY GOODBYE TO THE ECONOMY

 

STORMYWATCH/RUSSIAN INVESTIGATION CROSSOVER EVENT

 

CAN WE GET BACK TO POLITICS?

 

RUMOR MILL:  BACKPAGE AND CHILD SEX TRAFFICKING, AND HOW IT RELATES TO EVERYTHING ELSE

Spicy and Louise Neu(@ninaandtito) have been on this like white on rice, but I haven’t been following the tale.  Short version, Backpage.com’s owners were indicted for and convicted of human trafficking, running a prostitution ring, and benefiting and profiting from the child sex trade.

How does this relate to Team Treason?  To be honest, I’m not completely sure, I got lost a few layers in, but there is a lot of intermingling between the Backpage people and European and Russian organized crime.

Check their stuff out for more details.

 

That’s it for today.  I’ve got a bad feeling that Friday’s gonna be nuttier than my nut roll recipe.  Each nut roll has about 5-6 ounces of chopped walnuts.  I don’t know what’s gonna happen, but we might be on the precipice of history.  If shit does get weird, remember to keep your head on straight; freaking out in the middle of a clusterfuck just makes it a bigger clusterfuck.  Stay calm, and stay frosty.

 

Thank you, and have a good one.

 

“Without Journalists, it’s just propaganda.”

– Katy Tur

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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