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Showing posts with label Kushner. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Kushner. Show all posts

Monday, June 3, 2019

A Day In The LiIfe Of A Trump Stooge Operative: Kushner

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So much for Trump in Britan... Let's move to the promised stooge. 

Jared Kushner on the 2016 Trump Tower meeting.

There is much more. I have linked the Axios on HBO piece below the following segment.

You will witness in the segment is called nepotism cronyism and indifference to the maximum.  We have a Trump relative via marriage completely ignore answering a basic question to avoid angering his impetuous and childish father-in-law.

Axios's Jonathan Swan sat with Jared Kushner for what eventually came across as not only a waste of good airtime and a show segment, it appeared to validate the inner core psyche of those who serve Trump.

While we don't expect any different from Trump's inner circle of sycophants, advisers, politicians and his distant hordes of supporters, we are amazed at the extent Kushner was unable (unwilling) to even adequately respond to Swan.

Did Kushner himself come up with an answer regarding the Russian meeting or was he handed a script? He certainly seemed to have practice a script as scripts from Trump's White House are more often than not outside the realm of logic. Not only does Trump's team have an inability to tape into a presentation with attention to logic, but Kushner's answer to the Russian meeting question is also an insult to anyone with an ability to hear and assimilate rational information or to discern and eliminate the utter irrational. He couldn't even come to say inappropriate contact from adversary nations to members of election teams should be reported to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

But, of course, he couldn't respond in the affirmative. Kushner nor any of the participants in the now historic meeting contacted the Justice Department regarding their willingness to meet with Russian for Hillary Clinton dirt.

 If you haven't seen, heard and considered enough, we offer the Daily Kos link 


Monday, April 30, 2018

The Lawyer Who Would Be Informant (Russia/USA Elections)

Over the weekend Trump ran from Washington DC and the White House Correspondents' Dinner.  The nation's 45th President ran-off to Michigan for the friendly confines of a sycophant fest. Trump peppered his audience with over-the-top oratory laced with inane and, frankly, insane lies.  One lie related to the recent admissions from the "lawyer; who met with Trump Jr. during the 2016 Presdietnal election campaign. 

As you watched Trump's oral insanity to you wonder if people in the audience actually believe the words he spoke? 

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The video posted below is an NBC's report regarding recent revelations a meeting with Donald Trump Jr. and a Russian "lawyer" may have been a case of what I will call "collusion." Richard Engel's detailed accounting and reporting regarding the "Russian lawyer" who met with Trump Jr, Manafort, Kushner and we can only imagine who else in Trump Tower as the nation approached the 2016 General Elections, is a great piece of journalism. Especially when we consider previously archived evidence of an underlying impetus for the meeting: "dirt on Hillary Clinton"

The false reason was given for the meeting once the meeting became public: to discuss American and Russian child adoptions after the election. Recall Russian child adoptions were stopped by Putin as President Obama placed post-Crimea invasion/annexation sanctions against Putin's Russia. 
“I am a lawyer, and I am an informant,” she said. “Since 2013, I have been actively communicating with the office of the Russian prosecutor general.” Natalia V. Veselnitskaya.

A couple of things stand out about the comments. First, the "lawyer" Is Russian and maintains a residence in Russia. There is simply no way she would reverse previous comments about the only attending the Trump Jr. meeting regarding Russian child adoptions without approval from Putin. What is Putin's motive in facilitating the titillating remarks from the "informant"?  Another factor regarding the lawyers "Informant" admission; Why as Special Counsel Mueller moves closer and closer to Trump and his inner core advisers and possible Russian collusion in the 2016 elections?


Monday, July 10, 2017

Junior's Landmine Meeting and Security Issues

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Junior's Turn

Well, your weekly Trump reality show issue from the trump camp: Junior Colludes!

The Washington Post has published a detailed review of all things related to "juniors" past claims of never meeting with Russians (regarding the 2016 campaign as well as other matters common to Trump's presstitute corp. Link.

No matter the level of malarkey Trump and his presstitutes lay-on Junior's potential collusion, the meeting with a known Russian operative led to Junior lawyering-up.  Is there anyone in the Trump world who hasn't lawyered up.  

Let's walk through a few comments from people who are obviously not Trump supporters while seemingly people who are bullish on the United States.

Former Bush Administration Ethics official.

Former US Attorney

Trump surrounds himself with Russia lovers who tend to deny their affinity for Putin's world.
Noted conservative pundit Mark Halperin also feels Junior stepped on a landmine.

It is Monday. I am wondering what Trump will do over the course of the week to move Junior's meeting off the print headlines and off cable news.

Now for a look at how Trump's most busy presstitute is handing her job and what happens when challenged about her past meetings with Russians  

And, the ultimate question for CNN's Jake Tapper: "Why so many lies?"


Thursday, June 1, 2017

Trump's Smoke Leading To A Trump Fire

No matter how you feel about the prospect of Russian interference in the 2016 election on behalf of Donald Trump, you have to know, deep down, Putin is not the person you want pulling strings in the US.  

We were warned.  What happens when we fail to heed warnings? 

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We received warning int he summer of 2016. 

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On another (Russian) why would  Trump's son-in-law meet with a Russian banker (graduate of the FSB spy school), Putin crony?

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Certain Republican non-elected officiants are speaking out. One such talker is MSNBC's, Joe Scarborough.

Joe Scarborough has become a personal weapon against his party" (The GOP) Actually, the problem goes well beyond "his party"; the party is million who claim their portion of his party and their deep social issues. There are few who support Trump do so from a position quest for economic security. No, they flock to the nascent party leader with full Pied Piper lust for his twisted and regressive social views.

You and I also know Trump is all too cozy with all things Russia.

Failure to adhere to the irrefutable will lead to all os us following sycophant Americans into a national abyss. An abyss which is for more a death crevasse than anything out of Bush Dubya's administration.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

White House For Sale

If you are a person who stays current on US current events and manifestations from the Trump White House, you are aware seeing the most corrupt administration in US History. Never in our history has history archive a US President with so many people fissures with an international adversary.

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Politico EU (7 charts linked, here)

CNN joined other non-conservatives media in reporting on the most blatant example of tipping on the line of influence peddling, bribery and other Trump leveraging methods. Jared Kushner's sister offer up an opportunity for a US Visa for anyone who invested $500,000. Apparently the Visa laws allows business owners from foreign lands.

No matter the explanation, we have a problem. 
Kushner Companies "apologizes if that mention of [Meyer's] brother was in any way interpreted as an attempt to lure investors," it said in a statement emailed to NPR, adding that it was not her intention. 
An apology isn't the fix for such flirting with influence peddling of the highest order. The apology generally denotes an emotion of having stumbled into a mistaken behavior while vowing not to repeat the mistake. Well, despite the Trump team strategy of labeling visuals of Trump about the convention hall, we see the images as intentional peddling to the maximum.

Would you like to see the strategy unfold on CNN? Watch as one of Trump's most visible "presstitutes" address the influence peddling? At the heart of the strategy is the lie convention promoters flashed Trump across the monitors without prior knowledge on  Kushner's sister and her entourage. OK....
Why Did the Kushner team have reporters removed from the event? The question is rhetorical.

NPR also offers a piece on the Kushner family financial power move of a relative (Jared Kushner) in an unpaid capacity in the White House.  

Folks, where there's smoke there's fire. 

There Is an inferno of evidence the Trump cabal and its fissures are beyond any level of professional respect, governing competence nor leadership with any degree of veracity. They are driven by moneygrabber ideology and our nation will suffer well beyond the economic abyss of George W. Bush if we do not seek action to stop the Trump regime. 

While Kushner is reported to have "...had nothing to do with" the influence peddling, we still must recall the globe use of the White House for monetary gain and branding. Hence. Trump's State Department's website posts regarding his properties and the posting regarding his daughter's book.



Monday, May 1, 2017

Trump's "Fake News": FOXPEN (Fox Propaganda and Entertainment Network); Watching Kushner


Last night, while avoiding his failed First 100 Days, Trump avoided appearing at the Washington Correspondents Dinner. He literally ran off to Pennsylvania and hosted a crowd of supporters and deplorable(s). Yes, the crowd included deplorable people who continue to yell "Lock her up" (in reference to Clinton's email issues) while Trump's managers spend hours each day working to ward-off a Russian/Trump electoral scandal which on a daily basis is reaching deeper into the White House. He ran off to a safe audience and continued spewing lie after lie to people who do no are about being lied to as much as they drink water or consume food. Actually, many in the crowd seemed to relish Trump's platform oratory (replete with lies and inept reading from a teleprompter) on an equal level to their physical need for food and water. Let's face it they must regular feed their right-wing paradigm; hence, the success of Fox News. 

One such very obvious lie was Trump's rant about filling campaign promises.

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“We are keeping one promise after another and the people are really happy about it,” Trump said to the crowd.
The enthusiastic crowd cheered familiar themes from the president.

“Media outlets like CNN and MSNBC are fake news,” he said.
Yes, of course, promise after promise fulfilled.  Trump is a small man in a job which is far too big for him. He has, in the past likened himself to Superman (if he fulfills his promises), well Harwood says it best.

Noted journalist and opinion writer, John Harwood, should get full credit for keyboarding the quote of the week.


....Candidate Trump also insisted that, by force of his negotiating skill, he could fulfill those vows quickly where predecessors had failed. When I reminded him in a Speakeasy interview that America doesn't have Superman presidents, he replied jauntily: "You will if you have Trump. You watch." 
If his first 100 days have made anything clear it is this: That wasn't true. 
In the Oval Office, in fact, Trump looks less like Superman and more like Professor Marvel in that "Wizard of Oz" scene when Dorothy peers behind the curtain to see that Oz isn't so great and powerful after all. Trump is a talented salesman with the world's biggest microphone, but he has no experience making government work and precious few aides to help him learn how.
What happens when an egomaniacal billionaire wins an election to the US Presidency while leaving a clear path of lies, politicking promises and flat-out political manipulation? What happens? 

Trump was assessed by credible not having the wherewithal for the US presidency. "Wherewithal" is a unique and often strategic used word to denote a few human traits the person either possesses to a great degree, has to possess to achieve success or the person traits the person fails to possess (e.g., Cognitive acumen, an ability to accomplish tasks [skills], competence in achieving goals).  

Propaganda ensues. The President and his handlers operate from a total platform of working to promulgate the false reality of a successful first 100 Days in the White House. And, the strategy works well with people who live in safe little bubbles while harboring no interest in what takes place outside of that bubble. As long as what happens doesn't reach into their safe space, they are happy Americans. It also works among people who are gullible to the more, or with people who so consume themselves with worshipping stars and celebrities, the purveyor of the propaganda has an ease mission.  

Trump is the classic example, surpassed only by few in the history humankind. Two such benefactors of mind shaping propaganda come to mind: Adolf Hitler and a much more nascent benefactor: Donald Trump. Neither of whom could have successfully reached the level of leaders of nations without dedicated, competent and loyal information ministers;(with skilled support organizations). 

The Trump misinformation campaign continues at this very minute. We find a more validating example via depiction of Hitler's Minister of Communication (and propaganda). 

A lie told once remains a lie but a lie told a thousand times becomes the truth - Joseph Goebbels

Trump has a few such purveyors of lies and misinformation. Not one, however, surpassed the breadth and scope of FOXPEN (Fox Entertainment And Propaganda Network). Hugh Hewitt, Mark Levine, Rush Limbaugh, Hannity and Tucker Carlson have their place in Trump's misinformation machine, but Fox News stands atop the pack like excrement above the water level in the toilet. 

Trump's propagandist cable news network, Fox News, recently aired what has to be the most insulting set of graphics outside of a presentation of a poor cartoon.  While Trump supporters and the majority of Fox News viewers may have absorbed the misleading graphics, rational Americans can see through the propaganda.  In fact, I don't even believe Joseph Goebbels would have lowered his craft to the gauche level of what follows. 

While airing "fake news" graphics of comparisons of Trump's first 100 days in office to other presidents network producers and developers came up with the following. We have intermixed two Fox graphics with charts which directly refute Fox News misleading presentation. Basically, Fox leveraged real numbers without proper recognition of the economic abyss of the final year of Bush Administration. 

First, a comparison graphic of the US Dow Jones Industrial Average performance during times of economic strife. A close review of the chart shows the Obama Administration reverse the ravages of a deep recession over a much short time period than the lingering comparisons of the late 1930s recession. The red trend lines embarked on a sharp upward trend while the comparison period experienced a roller coaster-like downward spiral.   

The first Fox graphic represents a visual representation of unemployment data which really shouldn't be used if producers valued accuracy in reporting.  Trump's time in the Oval Office is within a period of economic performance (recovery) derived by Obama Administration policies. The US unemployment rate moved for Bush up to very close to 10 percent and was lowered via job creation during Obama's last six years to below five percent. 

Use of the graphic also allows Fox mind-shapers to manipulate the visual without any reference to the Obama Stimulus which contributed to the sharp decline in the red trend line.

Unemployment as the nation moved towards Trump's decision to run in 2016

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Jobless rate after first 3 months: Trump vs. Obama vs. Bush vs. Clinton.
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You might notice two very important aspects of the chart below. The charted years of 2008/2009 are stark in the depiction of the Obama Stimulus and its almost immediate counter to the Bush's economic hemorrhaging. The opposite side of the chart offers the stark reality of the state of unemployment as Trump came to his decisions to seek the 2016 GOP nomination.

Fox producers took their propaganda a step further.  The second chart below illustrates the reality of Obama's first 100 days as a mission to reduce the loss of jobs at the end of the Bush years. Remember, we saw months of jobs losses from 450,000 to 800,000 job losses per month. 

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Jobs added during first 2 months - Trump vs. Obama vs. Bush vs. 

If you really need visuals related to this Fox News graphic, we offer a couple of charts.

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Notice February through March (early April) 2009.

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FOXPEN so abuses the minds and psyches of people who tune into their broadcasts.

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The watching Eyes Of Kushner

Let's foray into another Trump dynamic for a moment.  Have ever noticed the extent to which his son-in-law maintains almost constant eye contact?

I once watched and heard Rachel Maddow comment about the appearance of Trump's ever present son-in-law while Trump's Mar-A-Lago party group (cabinet) sat in a temporary situation room to review the aftermath of Trump's 59 Cruise missile (in honor of Assad and Putin) fireworks show on an emptied Syrian air base. Maddow's take on the Kushner gaze in the large image below was something akin to young guy worship, reverence for the billionaire, or maybe a form of sucking up or reverence based interaction with his father-in-law.  

While neither Maddow, her team, nor I am experts in human behavior, I find a few images of Kushner behold his father- in-law not so base in reverence. It seems Kushner seems to watch Trump so closely the possibility of necessary scrutiny should also be on the table. Is Kushner watching Trump so closely due to the families knowledge the aged Trump needs close scrutiny? While purely conjecture, does the son-in-law know or recognizes signs of Trump's behavior which may denote a less than stable state (albeit temporary)?  

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