Thursday, March 7, 2019
THE RUSSIAN INVESTIGATION
Manafort Sentenced to 47 Months
- Caroline Orr: #BREAKING: Paul Manafort was just sentenced to 47 months (about 4 years) in prison. He faced a maximum of 24 years. This sends a horrible message that you can commit serious crimes against the US government, lie to prosecutors, and then get away with an incredibly lax sentence. Judge Ellis gave Paul Manafort a more lenient sentence than the one Manafort’s own DEFENSE ATTORNEYS asked for.
- ALT USCIS: Manafort gets 47 moths????? 47 fucking months? I know folks who were sentenced to more for pills Fuck this
- Jake Tapper: BREAKING – Prosecutors had recommended 19-24 years in prison for Manafort; Judge Ellis opted instead to sentence him to 47 months, just short of 4 years.
- Natasha Bertrand: I’m told by a knowledgeable source that it was just their personal luggage…
- Emptywheel: Note, even if ABJ gives Manafort the max she can, and makes it consecutive, he will still be sentenced than less than what guidelines for EDVA case said.
- PostimusMaximus: Me thinks prosecutors are going to push hard to make sure this sentence gets added on. Me also thinks Feds should be lining up their state-crimes on Manafort.
- Ari Melber: Breaking: Paul Manafort gets a sentence of 47 months in prison today, next sentence comes next week
- Caroline Orr: Judge T.S. Ellis will hand down Paul Manafort’s sentence for tax and bank fraud charges today. The recommended prison sentence is 19.5 to 24 years. Manafort is about to turn 70 years old, meaning that he will likely spend the rest of his life in prison.
- Caroline Orr: Paul Manafort has entered the courtroom for his sentencing hearing. He was brought into the room in a wheelchair.
- Rick Wilson: Is today the day I retire the “Where is Paul manafort? Prison.” joke? No. No, it isn’t, because it will never, ever not be funny that he played dice with Mueller and lost, all while thinking Trump would pardon him.
- Caroline Orr: With today’s #ManafortSentencing, now seems like a good time to remember that it was Paul Manafort who pushed Trump into selecting Mike Pence as his running mate and eventual vice president.
- MSW Podcast: NEW: Jude’s Ellis says Manafort gets ZERO credit for accepting responsibility.
- Paul Manafort gets 47 months. Legal experts share examples of people who got more time for less
- Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says Manafort sentencing shows justice isn’t ‘blind,’ it’s ‘bought’
- Legal experts are losing their minds on Twitter over the Manafort sentencing
- Manafort sentenced to 47 months in prison
- Paul Manafort to be sentenced Thursday; faces 25 years in prison
- Paul Manafort, former Trump campaign chairman, sentenced to less than 4 years in prison
- Paul Manafort’s sentencing hearing underway in Virginia
- The Washington Post asks court to unseal records in Manafort case
- The ‘Otherwise Blameless Life’ of Paul Manafort
Okay, let me take a deep breath and calm down. Breathe, breathe…
WHAT IN THE CRYSTAL PEPSI FLAVORED FUCK IS GOING?!!! ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME?!! SERIOUSLY, 4 FUCKING YEARS FOR THIS SHIT? AN 80 PERCENT REDUCTION? I KNOW PEOPLE IN JAIL FOR DRUGS THAT HAVE LONGER SENTENCES.
Okay, let’s look on the bright side.
First, Manafort is the first head of a presidential campaign to be convicted and sent to prison during the tenure of that president.
Second, this is for the 8 counts he was found guilty of last summer in EDVA.
Third, he has another sentencing in DC next week.
Fourth, he now has even more problems from state crimes and other charges that could be brought against him.
Finally, he’s old and in bad health. Even a few years could kill him.
Yes, I’m pissed off that he isn’t guaranteed to die of old age in prison from this sentence. With all of the shit he’s done in his life, he’s more than deserves to suffer from a Russian Heart Attack. Dying of old age in a concrete box is a fucking mercy for this shit.
- Manuel Roig-Franzia: Wow. Roger Stone’s going to have a lot to read. Mueller has handed over 2.2 million pages of discovery materials to Stone, according to his attorneys. And there’s another 4+ terabytes in addition to that to come.
- Roger Stone Response
- Jim Carrey: 5 strikes and Stone is still at bat. Judge Jackson was right. This isn’t baseball. Its espionage. For God sake, there are people in prison for smoking pot! Your honor, with all due respect, LOCK HIM UP!!!
Kushner & Ivanka
- Embassy Staffers Say Jared Kushner Shut Them Out of Saudi Meetings | When a member of the administration travels overseas, the embassy often helps coordinate the trip. Not when Jared Kushner meets his buddy MBS.
- Embassy Staffers Say Jared Kushner Shut Them Out of Saudi Meetings
- Jared Kushner goes rogue in Saudi Arabia, prompting national security concerns
- Jared Kushner reportedly lets Saudi royalty handle his ‘entire schedule’ on Riyadh trips
- Pace: Why would Kushner who has no official role meet Saudis without American diplomats?
- Ale: So let me understand: this piece of traitorous garbage went to meet the Saudis while having direct personal interests involved AND he kept staffers out? All the while not even deserving a security clearance due to his personal (DEBT and not) situation? SERIOUSLY?
- Ivanka Trump Should Surrender Security Clearance Immediately, CNN Contributor Says: ‘She Is Living an Embarrassing Lie’
- Pelosi OK with investigating Trump children: ‘They are advisers to the president’
Brandon Van Grack
- Matt Sanderson: DOJ announced it will place a former Mueller prosecutor in charge of #FARA enforcement and shift “from treating FARA as an administrative obligation… to one that is increasingly an enforcement priority.” MY THOUGHTS IN THREAD:
- Thread by @SandersonMatt: “DOJ announced it will place a former Mueller prosecutor in charge of… Thread by @SandersonMatt: “DOJ announced it will place a former Mueller prosecutor in charge of enforcement and shift “from treating FARA as obligation… to one that is increasingly an enforcement… threadreaderapp.com
This came up quickly yesterday Daily Check-In 03/06/2019, but I didn’t have time to give it more than a cursory look. Brandon Van Grack, a member of the The Justice League. He’s going to take over FARA enforcement, with an emphasis on Eastern Europe and the Middle East.
Good times, good times.
- Caroline Orr: Why is Rudy Giuliani involved in talks about pardons? Issuing pardons is a presidential power. Giuliani is Trump’s *personal* lawyer. His involvement is basically an admission that Trump is making pardon decisions based on personal/self-interest, which is a clear abuse of power.
- Chase Donald Trump’s Russia scandal way back to a beauty pageant and it starts to make real sense
- Chelsea Manning faces contempt hearing after refusing to answer grand jury questions
- Most Republicans Wouldn’t Support Donald Trump’s Impeachment Even If Mueller Proves He Accepted Russian Assistance or Obstructed Justice, Poll Shows
- Mueller team warns Russia may try to use ‘sensitive’ documents in troll farm case against US
- The biggest political scandal in American history
COHEN, NEW YORK, AND THE OTHER LAWSUITS
Cohen Sues Trump for Legal Fees
- Michael Cohen sues Trump Organization over millions in unpaid legal fees
- Cohen Sues the Trump Organization, Saying He Was Denied $1.9 Million in Legal Fees After Cooperating With Prosecutors
- Cohen sues Trump Organization over fees
- MICHAEL D. COHEN, Plaintiff, v. TRUMP ORGANIZATION LLC, Defendant.
- Emptywheel: Holy shit this Cohen lawsuit is genius.
- Cheri Jacobus: When I filed my complaint against Trump, he paid his lawyers out of campaign cash.
- DONALD, YOU’VE BEEN SERVED BY YOUR FIXER
Ah…. Um… Ah…
Okay, what the fucking fuck is this shit? This might be the most 2019 moment I’ve seen so far, and it is both insane and brilliant.
Michael Cohen, convicted felon and former Deputy Finance Chair of the Republican Party sued his former client Donald Trump for failing to pay his legal bills after May 2018. According to Cohen, Trump promised to cover all legal fees for his fight, but stopped paying in May after Cohen floated the idea of “telling the truth” to his family and friends. He’s suing for $1.9 million in legal fees.
There’s so much whatthefuck to unpack here, I’m not sure where to begin.
We’ve got Trump covering Michael Cohen’s legal fees in April, but cutting payment in May 2018 after he heard that Cohen was thinking about cooperating. Not that he actually cooperated by that point, but was thinking about it. At this point, they were still working on the Special Master’s work, deciding what was and wasn’t covered under attorney-client privilege. That took until the summer to sort out, with only a few pieces considered under privilege. Even then, Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani waived it when those two schmucks blabbed about the Karen McDougal recording, which was protected until they talked.
This puts a few things in perspective.
Remember over the last couple days we talked about Cohen searching for a pardon? (Daily Check-In 03/05/2019,Daily Check-In 03/05/2019) Two lawyers that weren’t working for Cohen talked to Rudy about a pardon. I wonder if they were told that they were hired by someone associated to Trump to operate as a stand-in. Sounds nuts, but think about it like this; here’s some attorneys that thought they were working for Cohen, told they were working for him, did work for him, and when it came time to send the bill, they were told to bill Cohen, but Cohen never hired them, Trump’s team did. It’s starting to fit a little better.
It also helps to explain the shift in tone over the summer, how Cohen went from being loved like a son to persona non grata.
Also, I want to point out the greatest of ironies, if this story is true. Cohen was Trump’s fixer for years and was as loyal as they come. When it came time for Trump to repay that loyalty, he let him twist in the wind. By not paying Cohen’s legal fees, Trump left Cohen with only one play: cooperate with the feds.
Trump’s downfall will be because he was too cheap to pay his lawyer’s bills.
- Michael Cohen reportedly gives Congress documents showing Trump’s lawyers edited his false statement
- Michael Cohen’s testimony about pardons skirted the truth
- Teri Kanefield: (Thread) Trump and the International Criminal Syndicate First, some background on RICO. Prosecutors were finding it hard to bring down mobs partly because bosses had ways to insulate themselves. https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18/part-I/chapter-96 … They could only try mob-related crimes individually.
- Thread by @Teri_Kanefield: “(Thread) Trump and the International Criminal Syndicate First, some background on RICO. Prosecutors were finding it hard to bring down mobs […]”
- The president’s sons entrusted their private hunting retreat to a caretaker. He was working in the country illegally.
- Lawyer Who Questioned Donald Trump About Felix Sater Says He Told ‘Flat Untruth’ Under Oath
TRUMP THE RUSSIAN ASSET A.K.A. INDIVIDUAL-1
- Trump open to another North Korea summit despite rocket site activity
- Trump quietly rewrote the rules of drone warfare, which means the US can now kill civilians in secret
- Trump suggests he will not cooperate with investigation into obstruction of justice and abuse of power
- Jeffrey Epstein, Alan Dershowitz, and Pals Accused of Sex-Trafficking Ring
- Federal judge: Trump admin broke law with Census gambit
- Pruitt never consulted EPA ethics office about his legal defense fund
- Pompeo’s complaint about the ‘Boston-DC corridor’ is based on flawed data
- John Kelly says working for Trump was his ‘least enjoyable job’
- John Kelly Unloads: Working for Trump Was Awful, and His Wall Is Stupid
- Kelly says a full border wall would be a ‘waste of money’
- John Kelly, Out of White House, Breaks With Trump Policies
- Ryan Barber: Rod Rosenstein, the outgoing deputy attorney general, closed a speech today with this line:”Finally, in the spirit of promoting a culture of integrity, I want to leave you with the wisdom of this ancient proverb: if you desire to know a person’s character, consider his friends.”
- Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein Delivers Keynote Address on Thank you, Alexandra, for that kind introduction. It is fitting that one of my final speeches in this job is about promoting compliance and preventing corruption. I s… justice.gov
- Mimi Roach: (To Rudy) Nope. From the Judge’s instruction on the law in the Edwards case: “The government does not have to prove that the sole or only purpose of the money was to influence the election. People rarely act with a single purpose in mind.”
- George Takei: Since Trump called him Tim Apple to his face, Tim Cook should just call him Donald Orange. I mean, we’re not just comparing apples to oranges, right? 🍎🍎🍊🍊
- Adam Schiff: I’ve received official responses from @Google and @Facebook re: steps the companies will take to combat anti-vaccine misinformation. The ultimate test will be if these measures reduce the spread of anti-vaccine content on their platforms, to the benefit of public health.
- Schiff Receives Official Responses from Google, Facebook Regarding Anti-Vaccine Misinformation | U.S. Congressman Adam Schiff of California’s 28th District
- Kaine: ‘You’ll see Congress erupt’ if Trump starts issuing pardons
- Senate report: Equifax neglected cybersecurity for years
- Cummings has reintroduced legislation to put Harriet Tubman on $20 bill; Mnuchin still mum
- House Bill Introduced to Remove Marijuana from List of Controlled Substances
- House Democrats seek records from Trump over reports of possible meddling in AT&T-Time Warner deal
EMERGENCIES, SHUTDOWN & IMMIGRATION
- After Locking Migrant Children in Cages, DHS Chief Tells Congress, ‘They’re Not Cages’
- CNN’s Anderson Cooper Tears Apart Kirstjen Nielsen’s ‘Orwellian’ Word Games
- Kirstjen Nielsen Can Openly Bullshit a Congressional Committee, Apparently
- Kirstjen Nielsen Says ‘We Don’t Use Cages for Children’—After U.S. Put Migrant Kids in Cages
- Kaz Weida: Sounds different from Nielsen’s testimony which was that she didn’t know any parents this happened to. How do we go from “that didn’t happen” to that happened 471 times in less than 24 hours? It’s either blatant lies or gross incompetence. Either way, Nielsen needs to go.
- Jim Sciutto: Breaking: Trump admin has identified 471 parents who were removed from the US without their children and “without being given the opportunity to elect or waive reunification in accordance with the preliminary injunction”. This follows ACLU request. @priscialva reporting. The CNN story has been updated to reflect that DHS says parents have always been given the option to elect or waive reunification. However, immigrant advocates and lawyers have previously said some parents were coerced into signing paperwork they didn’t understand.
- Kamala Harris: Don’t forget how this “national emergency” happened: →Congress denied the President funding for his wall →He shut down the government, throwing lives into chaos (costing the economy $11B) → Bypassed Congress to declare a national emergency We can’t stand for this.
- Pentagon may tap military pay, pensions for border wall
- The Government Is Detaining and Interrogating Journalists and Advocates at the US-Mexico Border
- Nancy Pelosi may be able to force Republicans to vote on Trump’s border emergency every 6 months
- John Kelly Unloads: Working for Trump Was Awful, and His Wall Is Stupid
- Kelly says a full border wall would be a ‘waste of money’
RACISM, RIGHT WING TERRORISM, & WHITE NATIONALISM
- Democratic divide over Omar’s remarks tests Pelosi’s ability to unify caucus
- House overwhelmingly passes broad measure condemning hate in response to Rep. Ilhan Omar’s alleged anti-Semitic comments
- Progressive Jewish Groups Thank Diverse Coalition That Mobilized to Thwart Democrats’ Misguided Rebuke of Omar
- Rep. James Clyburn says Ilhan Omar’s experience is ‘more personal’ than that of Holocaust survivors’ children
- Sanders says Omar’s comments are ‘fair criticism’ of Israeli government, not anti-Semitism
- John Schindler: It’s quite possible to criticize Israel and even comment on AIPAC and its impact on US foreign policy without sounding like David Duke But you have to want to.
- Denzican Grimes: Last time I checked Meghan McCain didn’t cry when Trump supporters in Charlottesville chanted “Jews will not replace us” and Trump called nazis “Fine people”.
- Is Trump a racist? Let’s examine how we define ‘racism.’
SCOTUS & COURTS
- Clarence Thomas Is in the Wrong Line of Work | He thinks he alone knows the right answer—and that’s not a good attitude for a judge.
- Eric Holder: Dems Should Add Two Additional Supreme Court Justices to Counter GOP ‘Power Grab’
#METOO & WOMEN’S RIGHTS
- Alabama judge allows man to sue clinic on behalf of aborted fetus
- Trump’s Trap. The new federal gag rule is designed to silence doctors and shutter countless abortion clinics. It’s also a flagrant violation of the ACA.
- Gayle King’s interview with R. Kelly continues, and so does the volatility
- Michael Avenatti: What kind of sick, demented man convinces countless young girls that their parents didn’t want them or love them and “sold them” to him, all as part of an effort to sexually abuse and assault them? R Kelly is a sociopath and a despicable excuse for a man.
- R. Kelly Screams as He Fights Back at Sexual Abuse Charges: “I’ve Been Assassinated”
- Brett Barnes Threatens to Sue HBO For Insinuating He Was Molested in ‘Leaving Neverland’
- ‘The Simpsons’ is pulling its Michael Jackson episode
- HBO Threatened With Another Lawsuit Over ‘Leaving Neverland’
COLD WAR 2.0
- 2 American Mormons detained in Russia
- Bill Browder: Just spotted this. Two more American detained in Russia. This time the Russians have taken two mormon missionaries hostage.
- Browder files criminal complaint against Swedbank
- Bill Browder: BREAKING: We just filed a criminal complaint with the Swedish law enforcement authorities alerting them to $176m of suspicious transactions connected to the Magnitsky case in Russia that went to Swedbank
- The first lady watched school kids coloring in Tulsa. The Turks saw links to terrorism.
- As the caliphate crumbles, the Islamic State is seeding a new insurgency
- North Korea denounces scaled-back U.S.-South Korea military exercises
- Documents: State trooper shot by 11-year-old son because video games were taken away
- Shannon Watts: MUST WATCH: Arkansas state Sen. Stephanie Flowers, the only Black committee member to review a Stand Your Ground bill, spoke out against the legislation. The committee chair told her she needed to stop talking. “No the hell I don’t,” she responded. #arleg
FIXING THE INTERNET
- Firefox to add Tor Browser anti-fingerprinting technique called letterboxing | ZDNet
- New Net Neutrality Bill Would Strip FCC of Its Power to Mess With the Internet
- U.S. users are leaving Facebook by the millions, Edison Research says
THE PROPAGANDA MACHINE
- FBI looking at Murdoch operations in Russia
- State Dept. cancels award for journalist who criticized Trump: report
- Fox News faces consequences for Trump propaganda
- Fox News Quietly Ditched Trump-Loving Sheriff David Clarke
- It’s time — high time — to take Fox News’s destructive role in America seriously
- Barack Obama: ‘If You Watch Fox News, You’re in One Reality, and if You Read the New York Times, You’re in a Different Reality’
TRADE WAR, HEALTH CARE, AND ECONOMY
- Disney Heiress Demands Tax On Wealthy: ‘Jesus Christ Isn’t Worth 500 Times’ Median Worker Pay
- Kyle Griffin: Disney Heiress Abigail Disney calls for higher taxes on the wealthy: “We do not have a society structured around fairness.” Via CNBC
- ‘The Last Blockbuster on the Planet!!!!’ is in Oregon, and it’s not going away
- An experimental Swedish art project will pay you to do nothing for the rest of your life
- Farmworkers vs robots: Will tomorrow fruit pickers be made of steel and tech?
- It’s time to pay taxes — and, boy, are people steamed about the Trump ‘tax cut’ bill
GOP: THE PARTY OF LINCOLN IS DEAD
- Ocasio-Cortez mocks conservative columnist calling for boycott of Girl Scout cookies because she was a scout
CRIME AND PUNISHMENT
- Fired officer who killed a stranded black motorist is found guilty of attempted murder and manslaughter
- South Dakota pushes bills to prosecute ‘riot-boosting’ ahead of pipeline construction: The bills would allow the state to sue protesters — and their supporters — and use the money for pipeline-related costs.
- Woman posts three billboards inside Baltimore asking: Who killed my sister?
- Bill would force all law enforcement in Maine to wear body cameras
PRIESTS & RELIGION
ENVIRONMENT & SCIENCE
- ‘Your life IS in danger’: Calm-yet-serious forecasters credited with saving lives during deadly Alabama tornado
- Another significant severe thunderstorm event threatens the South this weekend
- Bill and Melinda Gates sue company granted $30m to develop a vaccine
- What is pancreatic cancer, and how likely is Alex Trebek to beat it?
- Youngest tornado victim hid in closet amid 170-mph winds
- The first all-female spacewalk will take place during Women’s History Month
- Ketamine, a new antidepressant, has been blowing minds for decades
- History’s largest child sacrifice was a response to devastating weather, archaeologists say
- Health-care providers say CDC’s opioid guidelines are harming pain patients
- In scathing ruling, judge rips insurer for putting ‘bottom line’ over patients’ health
- Robert Reich: The real “power grab” isn’t #HR1. It’s McConnell and his enablers blocking a bill that would make it easier for millions of Americans to vote.
- Dems knock McConnell for refusing vote on election reform bill
- Biden’s tough talk on 1970s school desegregation plan could get new scrutiny in today’s Democratic Party
- Crime lab scandal rocked Kamala Harris’s term as San Francisco district attorney
- Democrats Are Pushing Hard on Voting Rights Ahead of 2020
- Democrats don’t need any more presidential candidates. They need senators.
- DNC Chair: Issue Is With People At ‘Highest Levels Of Fox News,’ Not Journalists
- Sen. Sherrod Brown, Democrat from Ohio, won’t run for president
- Kaz Weida: Honestly, this still allows Sherrod Brown to become a VP pick and avoids an overly crowded primary. I’m 100% okay with that.
PROGRESS IS PROGRESS
- Charles Schumer says D.C. statehood is a priority, a first for Senate Democrats
- Top Pentagon officials pledge to fix military family housing, propose tenant bill of rights
IN OTHER NEWS…
- Woman reads fine print on insurance policy, wins $10,000 in hidden contest
- The message from the Paris runways is simple: Buy a suit and get to work
- Tea Pain: Somethin’ is cookin’!
- Jim Acosta: Giuliani has arrived at the WH, our @Kevinliptakcnn tells us.
- Beware the Ides of Trump | Spectator USA
- Countercheckist: Ahem… Get ready, patriots. 🙂
- Melissa Kester: BOOM! If this reporting is accurate – the big day will be Friday.
- Dr. Dena Grayson: LOTS of chatter that Mueller will give his report to the AG on Friday and make the case for “#collusion,” in addition to #perjury, obstruction of justice and financial crimes. Same folks say there will be #indictments for 1 or more of Trump’s spawn.😎
- Angry White House Staffer: If you missed John Brennan on MSNBC, he said he what I’ve been saying for months: Mueller will likely unseal his final indictments (Jr, Kushner, Kremlin Barbie) on the same day he releases his report. Lots of *rumors* about that being tomorrow, but we shall see.
- Tea Pain: Tea’s hearin’ a lot of rumors about Mueller’s report droppin’ tomorrow, but they have conflictin’ bits of information in each rumor. Frankly, they seem to be circular-referenced “prophecies” based on John Brennan’s admitted speculation. Don’t put much stock in ’em.
I don’t put much stock in these rumors at this point. I recommend taking this with a HUGE grain of salt. I’m talking a lot of salt. Almost as much salty as I’ll be after the Steelers trade Antonio Brown. I FINALLY get a home jersey, and he goes full diva. Never go full diva.
- Ming: ICYMI History will not be kind to donors and corporations who support political campaigns of traitors and mobsters.
- Louise Mensch: Exclusive: Sources: Jared Kushner blackmailed Qatar, took a bride from Saudi Arabia, and changed US foreign policy to benefit himself
- Exclusive: Kushner ‘Extorted Qatar’ With US Foreign Policy
- Lincoln’s Bible: Here is a long-held thought of mine, that is perfect to finally share today: What if Paul Manafort is the one who helped escort Marcos’ billions out of Philippines, & then handed it to Jeffrey Epstein to “manage” (aka, hide in offshores to grow the global mob’s blood money pot)?
- Thread by @LincolnsBible: “Here is a long-held thought of mine, that is perfect to finally share… Thread by @LincolnsBible: “Here is a long-held thought of mine, that is perfect to finally share today: What if Paul Manafort is the one who cos’ billions out of Philippines, & then handed it to… threadreaderapp.com
- Chris Vickery: Senator Cruz- The person you chose to manage your campaign for the presidency as well as your most recent, 2018, senate campaign is named Chris Wilson. He himself has a Russia-connected past and is currently managing the campaign of a now pro-Putin Ukrainian politician (Taruta).
- Tea Pain: Colludy Rudy never has less than three different versions of each Trump crime. 1) It never happened 2) It happened but Trump had no knowledge 3) Trump did it, but it’s not a crime
- Claude Taylor: The secret to avoiding a lawsuit by
@AlanDershis simple. 1) directly accuse him of having illicit interaction with and knowledge of Epstein’s sex ring. 2) decline his request to DM him your address.
- Melissa Kester: Is @lannydavis is @MichaelCohen212 s handler? Is Russia giving Lanny the orders to have Cohen nail trump on domestic crimes, get Russia out of the news while Vlad pressures Trump to do their bidding in time he las left. Cohen will be kept safe in prison for not ratting Vlad out.
That’s it for Thursday. I’m trying to be very busy this weekend, so therefore something crazy will happen. I can almost guarantee it.
Thank you, and have a good one.
“Without Journalists, it’s just propaganda.”
– Katy Tur