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Showing posts with label Manafort. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Manafort. Show all posts

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

As Trump's World Turns: Manafort (VIDEO)

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Trump on the day Paul Manafort official enacted leaving the Trump campaign:
"This morning Paul Manafort offered, and I accepted, his resignation from the campaign," Trump said. "I am very appreciative for his great work in helping to get us where we are today, and in particular his work guiding us through the delegate and convention process. Paul is a true professional and I wish him the greatest success."
According to Slate, Trump and Manafort have a relationship which spans well over thirty years. As a Roger Stone protege, Trump may have been introduced or came to know, Manafort as far back as the days of Ronald Reagan.
Manafort greeting PresidentGerald Ford in 1976
Manafort with PresidentRonald Reagan and then Vice President George H. W. Bushin 1982

Manafort greeting PresidentRonald Reagan in 1987

Of course, Manafort and Trump were not reported to have been everyday cronies over the full curse of their pus 30-year acquaintance, but somehow they ended their public relationship via federal charges against a former Trump campaign head.  While Trump offered the ever-present trump lie regarding Manafort's time with his campaign, we found the political-operative served Trump for five full months (Vs Trump's 45 days claim).  Is it ever possible to consider words from Trump as Truths?  The question is rhetorical; the answer: of course not

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Slate's October 2017 piece lied, here.

Why is Manafort in jail and facing a trial which with Jury selection starting today?

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Huffington Post published an even better timeline of Trump/Manafort including details about Manafort's work for Russian oligarchs and a vanquished Ukrainian leader, Yanukovich.

We mentioned the word "question" before. The relevant questions if: How does someone as seemingly seeded and crooked as Manafort end up leading the presidential campaign of a person who eventually won the Presidency?

Well, if we think a moment the answer maybe lie in a form of rhetorical structure.  How about an old adage: "Birds of a feather stick together."

People who hold themselves to the highest of personal standards and value credible decency do not associate with unsavory characters.  More simply stated, "Crooks do to hangout with people who are not crooks".  

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Manafort's Jail Treatment To Change

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Image result for manafort trumpTrump's Campaign Chair played the privilege game via requesting another jail cell and then backtracked the request.  Why?  

His initial request was honored despite the backtrack, but the question of why request a newer jail cell and then back off is intriguing.

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Another segment from a great Rachel Maddow Show segment.

From the two thousand dollar suits to a rightful place in America.


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?


Tuesday, October 31, 2017

NPR'S Manafort And Gates Indictment Timeline

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Did you vote for Trump?  Are you watching his swamp drain?

Investigation or criminal timelines are hard to follow despite their critical importance of gaining a perceptive on how something transpired. NPR is the most credible source in US media without question, so we are offering a Tweet with a link to the networks Manafort ad Gates indictment timeline. 

While a great read, we also will often post certain items for sake of archive via the web. 

Here's a good timeline courtesy of @NPR:— Joy Reid (@JoyAnnReid) October 31, 2017


Thursday, September 21, 2017

Trump's Swamp: Manafort

Repost from Crooks & Liars

Manafort Offered To Give 'Private Briefings' To Russian Billionaire During Election

Paul Manafort appears to be in deep, deep trouble if all the reports coming out in the last week are true. Just a month ago, various associates of Manafort's were subpoenaed to testify for testimony related to Robert Mueller's special investigation. Oh, and just a few days ago news came out that Manafort had been wiretapped…

The Trump Swamp

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It seems the Special Counselor Mueller investigation is centering on Paul Manafort as a cancer within the Trump cabal. As of the last 36 hours, it seems the cancer may have a molecular core embed with the smell of "V" Putin and his subservient Russian oligarchs.

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If you are one who follows US current events and the fiasco of Trump as US President, you may recall a comment from the carnival barking con man (president) in which he stated no deep knowledge of how he came to know Paul Manafort. A likely lie to join Trump's common behavior of lying over 90% of the time.  

As reporting of Mueller's investigation and stellar reporting from print journalist are baring out, Manafort could very well a cancerous entity strategically developed and insert by Russia's dictatorial president via a network of cronies and Eastern European strongman leaders.

In April of this year, the Daily Beast joined other media in reporting regarding Manafort and his Don Quixote-like appearance in US Politics.  An appearance which may have culminated from effective political intrigue and undercover politicking for some very unsavory post-Soviet Bloc leaders.

The Daily Beast (April 2017)
As detailed in a recent New York Times article, Manafort reached out to Trump with memos in February 2016, pitching himself as a professional who could help Trump’s operation. According to the Times report, Thomas J. Barrack Jr., a friend of Trump’s who went on to become the chairman of the Presidential Inaugural Committee, provided Trump with the Manafort memos. Trump subsequently requested a meeting with Manafort, according to the paper. 
That’s where Stone came in. 
“After Barrack brought Paul to the president, Trump called Stone for a recommendation and they had a long conversation,” one former Trump campaign official told The Daily Beast. “Paul’s offer came soon after.”
If The Daily Beast piece is accurate, Trump feigning "unaware" of how 
Manafort came to his cabal is patently false (and indicative of Trump's inner psyche).

Last night, The Rachel Maddow show, and the top MSNBC host delivered a compelling prospect regrading Manafort and his entry into what we now know as Trumpism.

If you are a liberal or moderate TV news viewer you may very well have watched the Maddow segment. If you missed the segments and consider yourself an informed citizen of this nation, you may be on a wrong path to conservative authoritarianism..and worse.

Maddow (three segments; first segment runs 24 seconds). 

Of all names bantered around regarding Trump and what seems election tampering from Russia, it is a bit perplexing not to see and hear more about Roger Stone.

Trump during the 2016 campaign frequent used a strategic moniker of "Drain the Swamp." Is it possible for rational Americans to avoid consideration of Trump and his cabal as the swamp?


Wednesday, August 9, 2017

The Daily GOP Ignominious: The Facts Please?

The Irrational, The Dishonest, And The Unacceptable

Just so you know.

Just So You Know

Stock Market gains are good news for any presidential administration. You may have noticed Trump has started to grab the Dow Jones record breaking performances as his own. Of course, the well informed (and more rational among us) know the current market is for the most part fueled by an economy born in 2009 during President Obama's first year in office.

So be it, if Trump wants to feed his base via celebration an economy of which he has no background and had no impact. The economy continues revving from 2009 economic intervention via President Obama's team and a Democrat Party led Congress. He has every right to celebrate the reality of not immediately reversing Obama Years gains base don simply being in the Oval Office Trump hasn't enacted one piece of legislation which could be responsible for the current market boom. You might say: " Well, he is providing confidence and stability for businesses." Yes, of course, while he and his daughter produce their product line items overseas. 

Just so you know  

Trump frequently speaks (rants) about "anonymous" sources. In fact, his Attorney General, schmoozed up to Trump last week via threatening"anonymous" sources (AKA leaks). You should know by now Trump doesn't live a life of common behavior for all. Earlier today, Trumpmorning shared a "classified" report broadcast on his News Network: Fox News. The report was from "anonymous" sources.

Just So You Know

We the high-level potential criminal is suspected of being dirty, the criminal may receive a home read int eh wee-wee hours.

Just so you know...And Remember

Frankly, folks, everything about Trump wrecks of the irrational, the dishonest, and the unacceptable.


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?"


Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Trump, Manafort And Russian Smoke

Image result for trump manafort russiaIn August of 2016, mere weeks before the fall General Elections, The New York Times released a story about the deep cronyism laden past of Donald Trump's most recent campaign manager. Times Writers Andrew e. Kramer, Mike McIntire, and Barry Meier developed the piece with a level of thoroughness virtually uncommon in modern US journalism. 

Secret Ledger in Ukraine Lists Cash for Donald Trump’s Campaign Chief

The Times piece was a long read, but recall our credo when it comes to information. The ore we absorb the better we are prepared to better understand the level and scope of the Trump Administration and its various characters.

MSNBC has also picked up the tough work of researching and reporting on Trump's tangled webs of cronyism with probable connections of a nexus with Vladimir Putin. The following segments broadcast on March 28, and each segment includes what seems credible reporting from NBC;s Richard Engel.

Seth Abramson via Twitter recently posted 20 #Russiagate facts about which US mainstream media has either overlooked or ignored.  The page also includes three 'bonus" tweets worthy of your perusal.

There is an awful lot of smoke surrounding Trump and Russia (Via Putin). You know the rest of the old adage. Hint: It has to do with "fire." Not only does cronyism seems to abound, it is becoming increasing difficult (or impossible) to avoid view that flames of that metaphoric fire.