Daily Check-In 02/07/2019

Thursday, February 7, 2019

 

THE RUSSIAN INVESTIGATION

Manafort

I may have missed something in the case but I find it odd they held a sealed hearing on Monday and releasing a redacted transcript so soon. Link to transcript

I may have missed something in the case but I find it odd they held a sealed hearing on Monday and… TRANCRIPT-of-SEALED-BREACH-of-PLEA-HEARING-USA-v timinhonolulu.com          

One thing I didn’t know was Manafort testified for two days before the grand jury. See Monday’s transcript: Pages 23-24.

Spot the Issue: What grand jury? Don’t think it could be Stone’s. But the issue is they would not have unsealed it if that grand jury had not handed down an indictment. It would violate Rule 6(e). Look;s like it’s . 😎

This says “Espionage” to me.

 

 

COHEN, NEW YORK, AND THE OTHER LAWSUITS

Bezos’s Pecker vs. Pecker

HOLY COW. In a medium post, says that David Pecker and AMI threatened to release embarrassing photos unless Bezos agreed to stop investigating them and released a statement saying he didn’t have anything on them! He included emails in the post.

2. Jeff Bezos, the wealthiest man in the world (who happens to be CEO of the 2nd most valuable company in the world), published an email from a top AMI exec noting that they had Bezos’ dick pics and threatening to publish them. I will never get over this.

3. I mean the fact that David Pecker and AMI were attempting to blackmail the richest man in the world while they are cooperating with the US Attorney on the Trump investigation is something else. I mean….I will truly never get over this post.

4. Congratulations

5. Oh Boy

6.

Yashar Ali: A source familiar with the matter tells me that Lavely & Singer, Marty Singer’s law firm, did not know in advance that Bezos would be posting this essay. Nor did they know that Bezos would be publishing the threatening emails that AMI sent them. They found out when we did..wow.

7. A reminder that and broke the story last week that Bezos had launched a private investigation into how his texts to Lauren Sanchez leaked. That investigation led to all of this…

Scumbags gonna scumbag.

Last summer, it came out that AMI, the publisher of the National Enquirer, and its chairman David Pecker were granted immunity from federal prosecution for their assistance in the Michael Cohen case.  AMI performed a catch and kill on Karen McDougal’s story, and they coordinated this with Trump through Cohen.  They were granted immunity.  Part of that deal includes them not engaging in any other illegal activity, or else they could risk losing their deal.

Enter Jeff Bezos.

For those not aware, Bezos is the founder/chairman/CEO/first employee of Amazon and is currently the richest person in the world.  He owns the Washington Post and bought Whole Foods with a spare $15 billion he had lying around.  I still think he made a screw up on Alexa and tried to order groceries from Whole Foods, but Alexa heard it as “Okay, buying Whole Foods.”  By the time he went to cancel the purchase, it already cleared the bank.

WaPo is supposedly doing an in-depth piece on the National Enquirer, Saudi Arabia, and how it all ties back to Trump and Kushner.  This may or may not include hard evidence of Jamal Khashoggi’s death.  At some point during this investigation, Jeff Bezos’s personal text messages and pictures ended up in the possession of the National Enquirer.  They ran with some of this information, and threatened Bezos that if he didn’t call of the investigators, they’d release his “below the belt selfies.”

In other words, they said “Tell the world we did nothing wrong, or we publish your dick pics.”

There’s a long list of things I’d rather do than try to extort and blackmail the world’s richest man with an IDGAF attitude, and that list would be even longer if I was involved in an immunity deal with the Federal Government.  Apparently David Pecker doesn’t agree with me.

Neither does Jeff Bezos.  The mother fucker wrote an essay on Medium explaining everything, telling how AMI and the National Enquirer tried to extort him, and then he PUBLISHED THE GODDAMNED EMAILS FROM AMI’S LEGAL TEAM!  Including the one that said that AMI would keep the pics and release them if he ever said that there was some shady shit going on between the National Enquirer and the Saudis ever again.

I don’t know what’s going to happen from here on out, but one thing I truly enjoy is that the lawyers for AMI found out about this letter when the press reached them for comment AFTER it was published.  That’s some scorched earth shit right there.

Full disclosure, I subscribe to the Washington Post.  It’s free for a while for new subscribers with Amazon Prime, and $3 a month after the trial.

 

 

SHUTDOWN & IMMIGRATION

 

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

 

TRAITOR TOTS

Whitaker

How many gallons of flop sweat will come from his head?

 

CONGRESS

 

FIGHTING BACK

 

RIGHT WING TERRORISM & WHITE NATIONALISM

 

VIRGINIA/RACE RELATIONS

 

SCOTUS & COURTS/#METOO & WOMEN’S RIGHTS

 

COLD WAR 2.0

 

#NEVERAGAIN

 

FIXING THE INTERNET

 

KHASHOGGI & SAUDI ARABIA

 

THE PROPAGANDA MACHINE

 

WHITE HOUSE CHAOS

 

TRADE WAR, HEALTH CARE, & ECONOMY

 

GOP: THE PARTY OF LINCOLN IS DEAD

 

CRIME AND PUNISHMENT

 

ENVIRONMENT & SCIENCE

 

ELECTIONS

 

IN OTHER NEWS…

 

RUMOR MILL

 

That’s it for Thursday.  I’m wrapping things up a little early on some sections.  I didn’t get a chance to read the Manafort stuff, and I’m running behind on a few other things.

Whitaker testifies on Friday before Congress.  And there’s some even weirder shit with Bezos.  Supposedly his mistress had connections to people in Trumpworld, including Roger Stone.

WHY THE FUCK DOES EVERYTHING HAVE TO INTERCONNECT?! CAN’T WE HAVE ONE GODDAMNED PILE OF CRAZINESS THAT ISN’T TIED TO EVERYTHING ELSE LIKE SOME FUCKED UP GAME OF SIX DEGREES OF KEVIN BACON?

Sorry about that.  I should calm down more.  It’s not healthy for my Caps Lock key.

 

Thank you, and have a good one.

 

“Without Journalists, it’s just propaganda.”

– Katy Tur

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