Friday, April 13, 2018

Mueller Has Evidence That Cohen Visited Prague in 2016

The Steele Dossier Was Right, Cohen Is a Traitor

Michael Cohen, consiglieri of the Trump crime organization, really did visit Prague in late summer of 2016 during the Presidential election, according to evidence now in the hands of the Mueller investigation.  Cohen had denied this allegation of the Steele dossier, but the Justice Department's special counsel now has evidence that Cohen lied, says a report tonight from McClatchy.

The purpose of Cohen's visit to Prague was reportedly to meet with agents of Russian intelligence to discuss the remuneration of east Europeans who cooperated in the hacking of emails from the Democratic National Committee, and a strategy to hide those hackers from possible detection after the fact.

Cohen's denial, and the absence of publicly-visible evidence were cited by Trump supporters as a reason to disbelieve the Steele dossier.  Of course, much independent evidence has come forth since then to substantiate large parts of the dossier, and Mueller has evidence that this part of the dossier is true too.  Cohen is President Trump's personal lawyer.

Cohen appears to be heading into even greater legal trouble after the US Attorney for the Southern District of New York seized a large volume of evidence from Cohen's home, bank, office, and other locations.  To do this, the Justice Department must have had convincing evidence that Cohen has engaged in criminal acts, and that there was a danger he would destroy evidence of those acts.

Because the seized evidence goes back for many years, there is a significant chance that it touches on crimes committed by the Trump business organization. Communications with Trump may reveal other criminal acts, including collusion with the Russians to influence the 2016 election.

The President is said to be very worried that Mueller is closing in on him.

Republicans in Congress have been extremely narrow-minded and unpatriotic in their persistent threats against the special counsel and their support of Trump in his destruction of American democratic institutions.  Perhaps now they can see the writing on the wall and reverse their traitorous course of action. 

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.