Daily Check-In 01/15/2019

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

 

THE RUSSIAN INVESTIGATION

Manafort & Kilimnik

This newest filing includes the evidence that Mueller has collected that proves that Manafort lied to them so often that they felt they had no choice bu to take that plea deal and throw it in the shredder.

The filing is 31 pages long with almost 200 pages of evidence.  A lot of the evidence came from his computers, where he used the password “bond007”.  He didn’t give them the password, the FBI guessed it on the first try.  They had the length, the hint was “Secret Agent”, and his wife’s maiden name is Bond.  Not exactly an IT expert.

Aside from the comedy, this filing lays out in detail how Manafort lied, how he committed his crimes, and how fucked he is.  At least, that’s what we assume is under the black bars.  There’s so many redactions the pages look like levels of Donkey Kong.

Barr

I’m not trusting this guy.  Everything about this guy screams cover-up puppet.

 

Deripaska

 

Gates

 

Corsi

 

Nunes

 

Kushner

 

Pooty Calls

 

Coming Up

 

COHEN, NEW YORK, AND THE OTHER LAWSUITS

 

SHUTDOWN & IMMIGRATION

 

TRUMP THE RUSSIAN ASSET A.K.A. INDIVIDUAL-1

 

TRAITOR TOTS

Lindsey Graham is a 63 year old “confirmed bachelor” who has never married and has no kids.  The rumor mill has it that his being gay is an open secret, even though he’s so far deep in the closet he found Narnia.  The thing is, no one really cares about him being gay in 2019, unless there were something else to that.

We’ve talked about before Daily Check-In 09/26/2018 and Daily Check-In 09/18/18 when Dr. Melissa Kester described what intel she had on Senator Graham:

Affair with a married man who plays straight, is a political operative and has young kids. That’s what they got. Have we not discussed this yet, Ellis? We need to.

I hate playing the speculation game when it comes to a person’s private life, but when that gets used against them and they turn on everything they once held close, to the point of almost crossing the line to treason, that’s when speculation becomes fair game.

 

FIGHTING BACK

 

RIGHT WING TERRORISM & WHITE NATIONALISM

 

KHASHOGGI & SAUDI ARABIA

 

SCOTUS & COURTS

 

#METOO & WOMEN’S RIGHTS

 

COLD WAR 2.0

 

#NEVERAGAIN

 

THE PROPAGANDA MACHINE

John Schinder: BAD TAKE ALERT: While I have praised @NRO for its even-handedness (and then some) regarding Trump, this anti-FBI screed from @RichLowry (FYI the NR EIC — who, let me say, I usually enjoy reading) needs to be called out. How, I ask you, is the FBI “trampling our political order” by conducting a counterintelligence investigation? Not a criminal investigation (you know, possible arrests), CI. That’s, ahem, the Bureau’s job. Is POTUS above scrutiny? That seems to be the point of this piece. /2 Says @RichLowry: “US presidents over the decades have made many foolhardy decisions that have undermined our security; never before have they been deemed a fit subject for an FBI investigation.” Yes, this is true; but it omits the key fact here…. /3 Namely that we’ve never before Trump had a POTUS who plausibly might be considered a pawn (witting or not) of a hostile foreign power. This is a big uncharted ocean for USG. Since @RichLowry thinks the FBI had no business conducting a CI inquiry into President Trump, ok…. /4 Either POTUS is inherently above investigation (mmmmmkay…neat authoritarian take there) or @RichLowry thinks it should not be done by the FBI — you know, USG’s lead CI agency. Maybe we should have the Nat’l Park Service do it? How about Dept of Agriculture counterspies? /5X CODA: Journalists and pundits (of all POVs) need to step back and consider that the FBI and IC know things about Trump and his Kremlin connections that are not, ahem, in the public eye yet. /6XX

 

WHITE HOUSE CHAOS

 

TRADE WAR AND ECONOMY

 

STUDENT ISSUES

 

CRIME AND PUNISHMENT

 

ENVIRONMENT & SCIENCE

 

CONGRESS

 

THINKING AHEAD

 

IN OTHER NEWS…

 

RUMOR MILL

 

That’s it for Tuesday.  Once again, I ran short on time on this article.  I should be back to normal in the next couple days.

One spoiler for Wednesday: Nancy Pelosi has uninvited Trump from the Capitol for delivering the State of the Union address.  She told him he can either send over a written version, reopen the government, or wait until the government is reopen to deliver his speech.

 

Thank you, and have a good one.

 

“Without Journalists, it’s just propaganda.”

– Katy Tur

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