Daily Check-In 11/21/2018

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

 

THE RUSSIAN INVESTIGATION

George Papadopoulos is a fucking idiot, part 838

George Papadopoulos’ lawyers jst filed a one paragraph request to delay his surrender date until the court rules on his motion to continue his bail while a challenge to Mueller’s appointment is pending — he’s due to report to the Bureau of Prisons on Monday, 11/26

For background on what’s happening with Papadopoulos, here’s this thread from last week:

George Papadopoulos’s new lawyers seek an order continuing his bail pending the outcome of Andrew Miller’s appeal challenging Mueller’s authority, asserting it could “directly impact the validity of Mr. Papadopoulos’s prosecution and conviction.”

The special counsel’s office is due to respond to Papadopoulos’ motion to continue his bail while the Mueller challenge is pending by 11am this morning. The motion filed this morning is basically just in case the judge doesn’t rule on the bail continuation motion before Monday

Special counsel Mueller’s office is, unsurprisingly, opposed to George Papadopoulos’ motion to delay his prison surrender date (which his Monday)

GOVERNMENT’S RESPONSE TO DEFENDANT’S MOTION TO CONTINUE BAIL

Prosecutors wrote that although Papadopoulos admitted lying to the FBI, after his sentencing hearing “he made a variety of public statements that appear to be inconsistent with his stated acceptance of responsibility”

Special counsel’s office argues Papadopoulos had plenty of time to bring a challenge to Mueller’s appointment, and the fact that someone else is doing it elsewhere is not a reason to upend a case where he got a “favorable” deal and that’s pretty much over

There’s also some footnote action of note from the special counsel’s office, re: Papadopoulos’ tweets after he was sentenced to two weeks in prison

What’s next? The judge didn’t include an opportunity for Papadopoulos to file a reply to the government’s response to his request to delay his surrender date in the briefing schedule, so now we’re just waiting on an order

 

COHEN, NEW YORK, AND THE OTHER LAWSUITS

…But, Her Emails!!!

 

TRUMP THE RUSSIAN ASSET

Trump is a Russian asset, a mob money launderer installed by his mob whoremasters to sow chaos and weaken the US & our allies. EVERY SINGLE THING HE’S DONE since taking office is to achieve those purposes—that and to enrich himself personally. [THREAD]

1/ His entire family is part of this. Melania is a fucking crook. Ivanka is a fucking crook. Junior and Gums are fucking crooks. They will all die in prison, except for Kushner, who, if he really *did* trade US intel for money, should be executed for espionage.

2/ Why do you think Trump installs uniquely corrupt & awful people to Cabinet positions? Pruitt, Zinke, Betsy, Rex/Pompeo, Wilbur “Melting Nazi Face” Ross. They are not there to serve us. They are not there to drain the swamp. They are there to BURN THE REPUBLIC DOWN.

3/ Trump steals. He takes taxpayer money—your money and mine—and lines his pockets with it. He exploits his office to make himself richer. This is all he cares about. Why are Republican citizens, you “fiscal conservatives,” not more angry about this? Riddle me THAT, #MAGA.

4/ Matt Whitaker, the human dildo and “acting AG,” was illegally installed to throw a monkey wrench in the Mueller investigation. That’s why they won’t release his financials. He’s fucking bought and sold. He’s going to prison for obstruction.

5/ Kavanaugh was rammed through for similar purposes. He’s compromised, there to rubber-stamp Trump’s autocratic BS, and he should be impeached and removed as soon as Nadler gets the gavel. We never did find out where he got all his money:

6/ Sessions met with Russians multiple times in his role as Trump surrogate and lied about it under oath. Fuck that racist Keebler elf, too. Also Pence. Fuck Mike Pence. Jesus doesn’t love you, Mike. He draws the line at you.

7/ We enjoy mocking Roger Stone, but he is the godfather of ratfuckery. He was careless this time & it will cost him. He’s getting indicted any day now, & he will go to prison w/ his ex-partner Manafort, & he’s old, so he’ll fucking die there. Stone in jail is good for America.

8/ TRUMP AND KUSHNER ALLOWED THEIR SAUDI BENEFACTOR TO BRUTALLY ASSASSINATE A US RESIDENT WHO WROTE FOR THE WASHINGTON POST. Not because of oil. Not because of US policy. Because MbS gave them money.

9/ There is a whitewashing of Michael Cohen happening these days, because he’s cooperating and tweeting normal things. Guess what? He’s a fucking mobster. And he’s a fucking rat.

10/ Whatever the fuck Lindsey Graham did, I hope it was worth it, because he couldn’t be more of a Russian puppet if Putin’s fist was up his ass.

11/ Mitch McConnell is the worst American since the Civil War. I read that his kids hate him. Good. I don’t know if he’ll be scathed by Trump/Russia, but I wish nothing but ill upon him. He is, in no uncertain terms, a traitor to the country. Period.

12/ Sarah Suckupabee Sanders is a joke of a human being. I think she just may be smart enough to realize this. I hope so. I hope she experiences social shunning and shame for the rest of her days.

13/ I haven’t forgotten about Stephen Miller, and everyone else actively involved in separating kids from parents. That’s Nazi shit right there. If you do this, you are a Nazi.

14/ TREASON is the operative word here. Spare me your precious legalese fuckery. I don’t care what the legal definition is. You try to actively destroy my country, you’re guilty of treason. And these Trumpists are ALL guilty of that. From 45 to the asshole who took Acosta’s mic.

You think I’m being hyperbolic? You think I’m using strong words I don’t really mean? Bullshit. The Trumps, all of them, are traitors. They are ENEMIES OF THE PEOPLE. And to paraphrase Robert Plant, their time is gonna come. SOON. WE SHALL PREVAIL. [END]

 

 

TRUMP VS THE MILITARY

 

TRAITOR TOTS

WHITAKER

Where did this $904K come from? Donors Trust was used intentionally to conceal the donor. The Mercer family? Kochs? Saudi Arabia? Russia? If the Senate had confirmed him we would know. The House will have to find out in January. This guy could be a mole.

The entire point of Donors Trust is to conceal the identity of the donor. It’s a (unfortunately legal) way to launder charitable contributions. Originally it was used by the Kochs and other Americans. But these days who knows?

FACT? Very low profile. This is a huge amount of money for a group that doesn’t do much. It’s not a large scale active group like Heritage and Fed. Soc. Sounds like a conduit for payoffs.

So the next question becomes, what was he getting paid off for?

 

FIGHTING BACK

 

RIGHT WING TERRORISM & WHITE NATIONALISM

 

KHASHOGGI & SAUDI ARABIA

 

 

SCOTUS 

WASHINGTON (AP) — Chief Justice John Roberts is pushing back against President Donald Trump’s description of a judge who ruled against Trump’s new migrant asylum policy as an “Obama judge.”

It’s the first time that the leader of the federal judiciary has offered even a hint of criticism of Trump, who has previously blasted federal judges who ruled against him.

Roberts said Wednesday the U.S. doesn’t have “Obama judges or Trump judges, Bush judges or Clinton judges.” He commented in a statement released by the Supreme Court after a query by The Associated Press.

Roberts said on the day before Thanksgiving that an “independent judiciary is something we should all be thankful for.”

Last year, the president used the term a “so-called judge” after the first federal ruling against his travel ban.

 

#METOO & WOMEN’S RIGHTS

 

IMMIGRATION

 

COLD WAR 2.0

 

#NEVERAGAIN

 

FIXING THE INTERNET

 

THE PROPAGANDA MACHINE

 

TRADE WAR, HEALTH CARE, AND ECONOMY

 

STUDENT LOANS

 

GOP: THE PARTY OF LINCOLN IS DEAD

 

CRIME AND PUNISHMENT

 

PRIESTS & RELIGION

 

ENVIRONMENT & SCIENCE

 

CONGRESS

 

ELECTION 2018

 

THANKSGIVING

 

IN OTHER NEWS…

 

RUMOR MILL

 

That’s it for Wednesday.  It’s light on the editorializing because I’m running late making Thanksgiving dinner.  Also, don’t expect a Thursday only post.  I’ll likely combine that with Friday’s.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving to everyone in the United States, and a Happy Thursday to those outside the States.

 

Thank you, and have a good one.

 

“Without Journalists, it’s just propaganda.”

– Katy Tur

 

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