Monday, September 18, 2017

The Vise Is Closing on Manafort

Former Trump Campaign Manager to Be Indicted

Reports surfaced today that Robert Mueller, the special investigator for the Russia probe, intends to indict Paul Manafort, former campaign chairman for Donald Trump.

Also surfacing today are reports that the FISA court granted warrants to wiretap Manafort because of the CIA's severe concerns about Manafort's Russia contacts, long before he became Trump's campaign chairman.  This suggests that evidence against Manafort is already on tape in the form of intelligence intercepts.

FBI agents picked the lock of Manafort's home and knocked on his bedroom door before removing documents and copying computer files, back in June.  For a FISA court order to grant this extraordinary power, Mueller must have had good evidence of a serious crime, and reason to believe that Manafort would destroy the evidence.

Again, Trump's former campaign manager has been notified that he will be indicted.  The pressure is ratcheting up on Trump and his cronies, the traitors who sold out the US to its Russian enemies.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Mike Flynn Cringes, Asks for Immunity

Lies Catch Up to Former Trump Presidential Advisor

Former National Security Advisor Mike Flynn has told the Senate Intelligence Committee he is willing to be interviewed about the Trump administration's possible ties to Russia in return for a grant of immunity from prosecution.  Flynn served as President Trump's National Security Advisor for three weeks before resigning because of lying to conceal his contacts with Russian Ambassador to the U.S. Sergey Kislyak. 

Of particular interest to the American people is whether Flynn discussed the removal of US sanctions on Russia in return for Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, and whether Trump himself was involved.

First, Flynn told the Washington Post he didn't discuss sanctions with Kislyak.

     Then, it was revealed that Flynn had met Kislyak.

          Next, Flynn said he couldn't remember whether they had discussed sanctions.

               Now, Flynn thinks he needs immunity.

Flynn's lawyer confirmed that discussions had taken place with the House and Senate Intelligence Committees  Asking for a grant of immunity is a common protection sought even by innocent witnesses, but in Flynn’s compromised situation it signals much, much more.

Why did the Trump transition team do such a poor job vetting Mike Flynn for the job of National Security Advisor?  Flynn failed to disclose payments for representing Russian interests, including his appearance at a Russian Television dinner with Vladimir Putin.  Then Flynn was caught representing the Turkish government.  Flynn registered as a foreign agent only after being caught and fired.

The DOJ warned the White House that Mike Flynn was vulnerable to blackmail for lying about his foreign contacts, before he was selected as National Security Advisor.  But the White House kept  Mike Flynn on the job for three more weeks.  Why?  Flynn should have been fired immediately as a foreign agent.

Perhaps soon we will have proof that the Trump administration is packed with traitors selling out America to the Russian Kleptocracy of Tsar Vladimir.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Republican Lies about Monitoring of Trump Explode in Their Own Faces

Nunes’s Bias Exposed, Confirms Need for Independent Investigation

Congressman Devin Nunes, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, announced yesterday that he is backing down from his assertion that Donaald Trump and his aides were monitored by U.S. intelligence services. 

A spokesman added that Nunes needed to obtain documents from the intelligence community before he could assess if Trump or his associates had been monitored.  As for Donald Trump's unhinged assertion that Obama wiretapped him, Nunes repeated what he has said previously, telling reporters, "That didn't happen."

The allegation is merely about “incidental collection," meaning that it occurred incidentally during the surveillance of foreign intelligence targets, not the direct monitoring of domestic targets like Trump, his campaign, or his transition team.  Electronic monitoring requires warrants from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court if the foreigners are in the United States or if a conversation crosses U.S. communication systems.  However, Republican political hacks gladly lied about the matter for political gain.  On Thursday, the Republican Congressional Campaign Committee sent out an email about Nunes' remarks with the subject line, "Confirmed: Obama Spied on Trump."  Now we see that the Republicans were spreading a lie, and Nunes was merely creating an opportunity to spread the propaganda. 

Nunes still has not identified the source of his information. Also, without explanation, he canceled next week's open committee hearing and scheduled a closed session, depriving the American people of their right to know more about Trump's collusion in the Russian cyberwar against the US.

The entire role of Nunes in this affair is highly suspicious.  Without telling his committee, Nunes rushed to the White House last week and later announced that he had told “President” Trump that US intelligence agencies had picked up conversations of Trump and his campaign associates as “incidental collection” during surveillance of other targets.  Nunes is supposed to be investigating Trump, not giving him advance notice of information to be placed before the committee.  Nunes later apologized for a bad decision, but had already exposed himself as either lacking judgment or a Trump agent, or both. 

All of this foolishness shows that Nunes is totally unqualified.  Time after time, he makes bad decisions, shows bias for Trump, and shows no cognizance of the gravity of the national security matters before the House Intelligence Committee.

The only solution is an independent investigative commission, totally out of the hands of biased Republican hacks and incompetent fools like Nunes.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

FBI Says Trump Campaign Coordinated Cyberwar with the Russians

Treason against America Is Proven

US officials told CNN today that the FBI has evidence of communications between associates of Donald Trump and Russian operatives to coordinate the release of information damaging to the presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton.

This evidence constitutes a part of the investigation into the Trump campaign’s links to Russian intelligence, announced by FBI Director James Comey in his testimony Monday to the House Intelligence Committee.  Comey testified that the FBI had "a credible allegation of wrongdoing or reasonable basis to believe an American may be acting as an agent of a foreign power."

One law enforcement official told CNN the FBI has evidence that "people connected to the campaign were in contact and it appeared they were giving the thumbs up to release information when it was ready."

This shows that there is indeed “more than circumstantial evidence” of wrongdoing.  The FBI has evidence that members of Trump’s circle gave the thumbs up for the Russians to release information interfering in the US election.

These Republican traitors colluded with a foreign enemy power to influence the US election.  These traitors tried to influence the election to benefit a foreign enemy power.  This is treason of the highest order.

In related news, we learn that right-wing extremist groups in the US have evidently coordinated their actions with the Russian bot-attack, in which automated comments were placed in volume on Democratic and other social media to further the divide between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, and to falsely vilify them to the American people.  All of this occurred in a coordinated manner to magnify the damage done by the Russian cyberwar offensive against the US election.

There is now no doubt that the US President is more than merely a demagogue, liar, racist bigot, misogynist, and psychopathic egotist.  Trump is more than a mere dupe of the Russians.  This news shows that Trump must be Russian operative, placed in power to undermine the US and help the brutal dictator Vladimir Putin.  Trump is a traitor.

“More than Circumstantial Evidence” That Trump Campaign Colluded with Russia

Adam Schiff, the Democratic vice chair of the House Intelligence Committee, was asked today on “Meet the Press” if he had only circumstantial evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Moscow.  Schiff answered in the negative and added:  "I can tell you that the case is more than that and I can't go into the particulars, but there is more than circumstantial evidence now."

Schiff was also asked if he had seen direct evidence of collusion, to which he answered:  "I don't want to get into specifics but I will say that there is evidence that is not circumstantial and is very much worthy of an investigation."

The diversions and roadblocks offered by Republican party members in congress show that they are trying to shield Trump’s campaign from its crimes, but it now seems that the days of the crazy traitor Trump are numbered.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Trump's Campaign Manager Manafort Worked for Putin

Trump Lied to America about His Campaign’s Links to Putin

Before he was Donald Trump’s presidential campaign manager, Paul Manafort was covertly under contract with a Russian oligarch to “greatly benefit the Putin government”. 
Discovery of Manafort’s allegiance to Putin completes the final link between the Russian government and its American lackey, Donald Trump.  What everyone has known for so long is now proven:  Donald Trump is a traitor who sold out American democracy in return for Russian cyberwar support in the 2016 election.

The Associated Press learned of the link to Putin when it obtained Manafort’s strategy memoranda and records of international wire transfers for millions of dollars.  In response, Manafort issued a statement that he had worked for the oligarch, Oleg Deripaska, and an official representative of Deripaska confirmed that Manafort had an agreement to provide consulting services.

When Manafort pitched his services to Deripaska in 2005, he wrote:  "We are now of the belief that this model can greatly benefit the Putin Government if employed at the correct levels with the appropriate commitment to success." 

Both Manafort and the Trump administration earlier had issued public announcements that Manafort never worked for Russian interests, but Manafort has now admitted that he worked to greatly benefit Putin.  Trump and Manafort have lied to America about their links to Russia and Putin.

Manafort is bound to become a focus of the ongoing FBI probe and congressional probes into Russian connections with the Trump campaign.  The vise is closing in on Trump, who is either totally incompetent as President, or a blackmailed agent of Vladimir Putin, or both.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Rex Tillerson Sells Out America Again

Secretary of State Spurns NATO Meeting, Will Visit Moscow

"Secretary of State" Rex Tillerson has announced that he will skip the meeting of NATO foreign ministers and will instead make a visit to Moscow in April to congratulate the criminals who conducted the cyberwar operation against the 2016 US presidential campaign.

The truth about the Trump administration could not be clearer:  Trump is rewarding his Russian supporters by weakening NATO and legitimizing Putin's criminal regime in Moscow.

NATO has been the most effective military and foreign policy instrument of the United States since the end of World War II.  It has participated in and enables our wars in the Middle East, just as it always provided a bulwark against the aggressive Soviet Union.  NATO continues to save US taxpayers uncounted billions of dollars, and lives of US soldiers, by multiplying American military might and economic power.

In NATO, we are allied with democracies and advanced economies who share our values and support our international interests.  Their modern armed forces multiply our American might, and their territories provide bases from which we conduct our own operations in the Middle East, the Mediterranean, and elsewhere.  The soldiers of their armed forces have given their lives alongside our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan in the fight against terrorism.

By snubbing our NATO allies, Tillerson is sabotaging the interests of the United States and giving aid and comfort to our enemies in Russia.

This is the same Rex Tillerson who, as the chairman of Exxon, used a false email name to coordinate his strategies with US regulators, who hid his own company's findings about the impact of fossil fuels on global climate change, and who used lies and propaganda trying to hide the scientific truth that burning fossil fuels contributes to global warming.  Tillerson has proven himself to be an enemy of the future of the human race.

And now he has proven himself to be a traitor to the United States.  What could be more despicable and hateful to the American people?