Daily Check-In 03/07/2019

Thursday, March 7, 2019

 

THE RUSSIAN INVESTIGATION

Manafort Sentenced to 47 Months

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.

FUCK.

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.

 

Roger Stone

 

Kushner & Ivanka

 

Brandon Van Grack

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.

 

Pardon Talk

 

 

COHEN, NEW YORK, AND THE OTHER LAWSUITS

Cohen Sues Trump for Legal Fees

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.

 

 

 

 

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

 

TRAITOR TOTS

 

FIGHTING BACK

 

CONGRESS

 

EMERGENCIES, SHUTDOWN & IMMIGRATION

 

RACISM, RIGHT WING TERRORISM, & WHITE NATIONALISM

 

SCOTUS & COURTS

 

#METOO & WOMEN’S RIGHTS

 

COLD WAR 2.0

 

#NEVERAGAIN

 

FIXING THE INTERNET

 

THE PROPAGANDA MACHINE

 

TRADE WAR, HEALTH CARE, AND ECONOMY

 

GOP: THE PARTY OF LINCOLN IS DEAD

 

CRIME AND PUNISHMENT

 

PRIESTS & RELIGION

 

ENVIRONMENT & SCIENCE

 

ELECTIONS

 

THINKING AHEAD

 

PROGRESS IS PROGRESS

 

IN OTHER NEWS…

 

RUMOR MILL

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.

 

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

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