Daily Check-In 05/07/2018

 

Monday, May 7th, and the weekend.

 

BLACK CUBE

“I didn’t think much more of it until I was informed over the weekend that the gentleman in question was not a journalist, but an operative of this Israeli intelligence firm. That’s upsetting enough, but the fact that this firm was hired by the Trump Administration to spy on and entrap US individuals and organizations, is beyond reprehensible.”

Just when I think that things can’t get any more fucked up, a story like this comes out.

In an effort to discredit the diplomats that worked on the Iran Nuclear Deal, Trump’s administration ordered a private investigator with ties to Israeli Intelligence to dig up dirt on the diplomats.  When details of this operation came out on Twitter, some people connected the dots and discovered that this was the same people behind Harvey Weinstein’s bullying and harassment campaign – Black Cube.

What are the odds that Trump and Weinstein both happened to pick the same shady PI company with ties to Mossad by sheer coincidence?  If you said between slim and none, and slim just caught an Uber, go get yourself a cookie.  Or celery.  Whatever floats your boat.

This wasn’t in 2015 or 2016, this was while Donald Trump was President of the United States.  Him, someone representing him from the White House, or someone from the private sector who would benefit from screwing Iran, hired spies to attack, threaten, and/or discredit private citizens.

 

SCHNEIDERMAN ACCUSED OF DOMESTIC ABUSE

I’m not sure what to make of this.  On one hand, this smells a hell of a lot like Al Franken, suspiciously like Roger Stone pulling shit to illicit the knee-jerk response from the left to call for resignations over allegations.

On the other hand, this is some pretty fucked up shit, and if the allegations are true, then he should resign.

Let’s see how this unfolds…

UPDATE.  Well that was quick.

This changes nothing in the investigations into the Trump family, the efforts to change New York law to allow the state to prosecute people protected by pardons as a way to avoid justice, and this doesn’t change the NYAG’s office cooperating with the Special Counselor’s Office.

I used to play football.  Badly.  I was the 6th string JV running back, and we only had 5 running backs.  But we had a phrase.  Next man up.  Everyone practices and prepares as though they have to play.  A lot of things could happen between the first practice of the week and game day.  Injuries, bad grades, pop a piss test, get arrested for attempted assault, get shot in the ass by an angry farmer after a cow tipping incident gone horribly wrong, or one of the coaches wants to play someone different.

It’s the same situation here.  Next man (or woman) up.

 

TRUMP ORG AND CORRUPTION, FROM THE WATER IS WET DEPARTMENT

The MSM is FINALLY looking into Trump’s money laundering, though they haven’t used the phrase yet.

Trump, who bragged for decades about financing his projects with other people’s money, then welching on the loans, suddenly pulled an about-face and used a crap ton of money to pay for projects.  Then, after construction, they took out loans for more than the value the properties.  That’s Money Laundering.

 

THE RUSSIAN INVESTIGATION

Tom Barrack was the chairman of the Trump Inauguration Committee.  His Chief of Staff… Rick Gates. Yes, that Rick Gates.

Remember Erik’s ties to Chinese Intelligence (Daily Check-In 03/22/2018)?  It’s nice to see the MSM starting to catch up.

Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who is now on President Trump’s legal team, told CBS News correspondent Paula Reid Monday afternoon that special counsel Robert Mueller’s office has rejected proposals to allow Mr. Trump to answer questions from investigators in writing.

The president’s legal team has previously signaled that this would be their preferred format for a possible interview as it helps protect Mr. Trump from the possibility of lying or misleading investigators, which is a criminal offense.

It’s not that Mueller’s office won’t accept written answers from Donald Trump, but there are guidelines preventing legal documents being written in crayon.

 

COHEN/RUDY/STORMYGATE

When Daniels is asked if Trump’s hair stays still as he has sex, Daniels replies, “No, [his hair is] real. He chose that.” When the interviewer presses, “And it just fluffs around as he’s on top of you?” she replies, “Yeah, that’s real. Kind of like a drunken cockatoo.” How much is the Eternal Sunshine procedure?

Yeah, a cockatoo.  I’m afraid to guess how long it will take someone to make a pic of that.

 

COLD WAR 2.0

1600 Russians arrested in protests in Russia, many of them children.  Protesting is not protected speech in Russia, so even showing up is illegal.

As they were chanting, “Down with the Tsar!”

 

WHITE HOUSE CHAOS

Holy Shit, we’ve got the trifecta of corrupt cabinet stories.  We’ve got a White House Advisor who can’t get a clearance, a Transportation Secretary connected to Human Trafficking, the EPA head paranoid AF and spending taxpayer money like he’s on a speed run and planing stories about other corrupt cabinet members like Ryan Zinke, Carl Icahn engaging in insider trading, and Ben Carson, a black man that says that attempts at desegregation are socialist.

Life is not an episode of 24.  Torture is bad, and has no place in an interrogation.  The return on investment is low.

Yeah.  Irony isn’t dead, it hung itself in the garage from the rafters.  It left a note that said “It’s all your fault.”

 

THE PROPAGANDA MACHINE

 

CAMBRIDGE ANALYTICA AND FACEBOOK

 

GOP: THE PARTY OF LINCOLN IS DEAD

 

BLUE WAVE

 

#NEVERAGAIN

Oliver North came to infamy from the Iran-Contra Affair back in the 80’s for his role in Congressional testimony about a plot to… you know, I’m not exactly sure.  Out of all Presidential scandals, I know the least about this one.  I was a kid when this happened, and I remember one of my vacations spent watching this dick taco on television.

 

DOCTOR, DOCTOR

 

CRIME AND PUNISHMENT

 

 

RUMOR MILL

Remember the speculation about what oligarchs were stopped at the airport from Daily Check-In 04/04/2018?  Looks like at least one of them was Viktor Vekselberg.

Ming is an interesting character on Twitter, and I’ve discussed Cassandra Fairbanks a few times before.  I’ve referenced her indirectly in a few posts, and mentioned her directly in Daily Check-In 9/11/2017 when I talked about meeting Claude Taylor.  She was a Leftist/Anarchist turned Bernie Bro turned Never Hilary turned Alt-Right/Team Trump, all while working for RT.  A true example of Horseshoe Theory.

According to this tweet, at some point she began working with the FBI…again.  I say again because there were rumors of her working with them to set up a lot of her old Leftist colleagues.

2018 has such sloppy writing and a low budget.  Reusing old sets and side characters like this?

Corruption isn’t just Russian or American.  It’s worldwide, and across many fields.  The scope will shock everyone.

That sounds like a clickbait article.  “43 ways that Corruption Infects the World.  #17 WILL SHOCK YOU!”

 

That’s it for today.  I might need to take a day off soon, but at the same time, I’m afraid that the one day I take off, everything will go to shit.  I know that’s not likely the case, but at the same time, in some weird way, writing and researching these entries are both stressful and stress-reducing at the same time.

By the way, the Pens lost tonight.  They’re out of the playoffs this year.  That means my hope for a Pens/Knights Stanley Cup final won’t happen this year.  Oh well.

 

Thank you, and have a good one.

 

“Without Journalists, it’s just propaganda.”

– Katy Tur

 

 

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