The Latest Scoops from CNN and the New York Times: A Quick and Dirty Analysis
Re: Mueller investigation
Re: Mueller investigation
I will get Putin on this program and we will get Donald elected.
This is yet a further sign that there is a long-term, large-scale series of prosecutions being contemplated and being pursued by the special counsel
Via Funkaoshi. Looks like I picked a heck of a ten days to go on vacation and then get sick. My favourite part is “Pickle”.
Some deep background on just how corrupt and awful Putin is, and the insane story behind the Magnitsky Act:
Sergei Magnitsky was murdered as my proxy. If Sergei had not been my lawyer, he would still be alive today.
That morning I made a vow to Sergei’s memory, to his family, and to myself that I would seek justice and create consequences for the people who murdered him. For the last seven and a half years, I’ve devoted my life to this cause.
It is very hard to come up with any plausible interpretation of these actions other than that the President is concealing grave wrongdoing which he will not allow to be uncovered. We are far, far past the point where ego, impetuousness, inexperience or anything else is a credible alternative explanation.
It’s becoming clear that Trump will get rid of Mueller.
Burn After Reading
Previously identified as a former Russian counter-intelligence officer. Not sure his account is credible, but it would seem to be very important to know who else is at this meeting, and to see these documents.
Comprehensive look at Trump’s Russian mob links going back to the 80s.
Without the Russian mafia, it is fair to say, Donald Trump would not be president of the United States.
Good. To me this is the juiciest part of the story (see: Cambridge Analytica)
Complete insanity. So what is the argument to defend these clowns now: collusion is no big deal?
Further reading here.
Felix Sater be snitchin’ (in a probe of Kazakh money laundering, not specifically on Trump, but still)
Epic, frustrating reporting on the Obama Administration’s failure to deal with Russian election interference
Fairly juicy longread about Felix Sater, the Trump associate with ties to Russia, the mob and the FBI.
[An ex-Bayrock employee] says that it was Arif and Sater who pitched the future president on the idea of launching an international chain of Trump-branded, mixed-use hotels and condominiums. And Bayrock got to Trump at a time when his “brand” could help get a little extra attention for a condo project, but didn’t amount to much more than that.
What would happen if Trump fires Mueller & Rosenstein