Daily Check-In 01/24/2019

Thursday, January 24, 2019

 

THE RUSSIAN INVESTIGATION

WASHINGTON — Jared Kushner’s application for a top secret clearance was rejected by two career White House security specialists after an FBI background check raised concerns about potential foreign influence on him — but their supervisor overruled the recommendation and approved the clearance, two sources familiar with the matter told NBC News.

The official, Carl Kline, is a former Pentagon employee who was installed as director of the personnel security office in the Executive Office of the President in May 2017. Kushner’s was one of at least 30 cases in which Kline overruled career security experts and approved a top secret clearance for incoming Trump officials despite unfavorable information, the two sources said. They said the number of rejections that were overruled was unprecedented — it had happened only once in the three years preceding Kline’s arrival.

The sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the information, said the Trump White House attracted many people with untraditional backgrounds who had complicated financial and personal histories, some of which raised red flags.

So, let me get this straight…

The White House under Trump submits a request for Jared Kushner to receive a Top Secret clearance, but it gets denied after he edits it OVER 40 TIMES!!!  That should have been the end of that, but here comes Carl Kline, the new patsy for the Trump Administration.  He overrules the career agents so that Kushner can get his access.  Then, he sends it to the CIA for a SCI access, and they’re like “WTF?  How did this shit get Top Secret in the first place?”

Carl Kline, that’s how.  And not just Kushner.  According to this report, it happened with at least 30 other people.  30 people who shouldn’t see America’s secrets, yet have access.

With that access, Kushner used that intel to prop up MBS and help himself.

 

Cohen and the Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate committee investigating Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election has subpoenaed President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, and Cohen intends to comply with the interview demand next month, his attorney said Thursday.

The development comes one day after Cohen postponed his public testimony to a House committee.

Lanny Davis, a lawyer for Cohen, disclosed the subpoena from the Senate intelligence committee in a one-sentence statement. He later said the two sides had agreed on a Feb. 12 interview.

The Senate Intel Committee isn’t fucking around.  Cohen is scheduled to appear on February 12th.  No word yet if it will be public or private.  I’ll update as it comes out.

 

Skripal Sanctions

 

Deutsche Bank

 

Emin

 

NRA

 

Sealed Indictment

Gee, I wonder what that could be… SPOILER FOR FRIDAY!!!

 

SHUTDOWN & IMMIGRATION

 

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

 

TRAITOR TOTS

 

CONGRESS

 

FIGHTING BACK

 

RIGHT WING TERRORISM & WHITE NATIONALISM

 

SCOTUS & COURTS

 

#METOO & WOMEN’S RIGHTS

 

COLD WAR 2.0

Venezuela

 

#NEVERAGAIN

 

FIXING THE INTERNET

 

THE PROPAGANDA MACHINE

 

TRADE WAR, HEALTH CARE, & ECONOMY

 

WHITE HOUSE CHAOS

 

GOP: THE PARTY OF LINCOLN IS DEAD

 

CRIME AND PUNISHMENT

 

ENVIRONMENT & SCIENCE

 

ELECTIONS

 

THINKING AHEAD

 

RUMOR MILL

 

The Ming Show

I spent way too much time creeping on Ming’s timeline.

 

That’s it for Thursday.  I’m running behind on Friday, and it’s a big one so far.  I’ll go into details on the next post, but something something time in the barrel.  Also, we find out what happens when too many air traffic controllers call off on the same day, and Tangerine Tojo prepares to make an announcement from the Rose Garden.

 

Thank you, and have a good one.

 

“Without Journalists, it’s just propaganda.”

– Katy Tur

 

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