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

Monday, November 18, 2019

As Trump's World Turns: A Mid-November Smorgasbord

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Trump's word has turned into a veritable circus with far-reaching ramifications. Our current state of Trump is so ridiculously busy and widespread, we no longer have time to visit the blog for timely updates.

It is time for a Trump world smorgasbord.

You know the guy pictured below.  I will wager you do not recall him from the early to mid-1970s (back and white picture). 

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Paul Manafort, (you know that guy on the right), Roger Stone, and the second level architect of the GOP Southern Strategy (a catalyst to our current state of race relations and a foundation for GOP white nationalism). A literal cesspool of Republicanism from the days which preceded the current slide of the party. 

Manafort: currently serving a seven-year prison sentence for various international felonies.

Stone: Recently convicted on seven felony counts including lying to Congress, witness Tampering and other criminal acts. 

Atwater: Deceased (cancer)

Image result for photo of manafort with reagan A shameful crew of dirty tricksters and GOP operatives.

Is the fate of Manafort and Stone truly a surprise?

Let's take a quick visit to the star GOP congressional put bull as he placed himself into oratory hell. Jim Jordan attempted to end a recent impeachment inquiry with a lament against the whistle blower who patriotically reported about a Trump phone call to the President of Ukraine. Watch and listen as the GOP pit bull handed a chain to an open hearing. A chain which was yanked unmercifully.


What follows is yet another story of Donald Trump's carnival (PT Barnum like) reality. If you follow his story you will find State Dept officials who have more resume and background fabrications than this: Market Watch.

The Time Magazine cover is 100% fake.

 Now here this!

Yes, she continues her role in the US State Department.  

UPDATE: Mere moments after posting this piece, a review of my social media pages yielded what follows. Apparently, news reports regarding the fake (background) official have flush yet another swamp critter. Linked, here.

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We are at the point for a visit with the daily compilations of lies for the nation's 45th president. Trump's lie total has exceeded 13,400 since taking office in January of 2017.  It should be noted he has added to the to all this young week regarding his recent emergency hospital visit and the lie he tells about providing testimony to the House impeachment hearings. 

While there is much much more, time only facilitates a closing image of a weak and smitten US president. The image below my entertain and make happy the frequent site visitors from Russia (we suspect troll farms) but it should be noted, the happiness will not last much beyond Trump.

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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

A Consummate "Swamp Thing" Manafort

Donald Trump comparing and feed American voters a new political mantra and entry into our lexicons: drain the swamp. While 2.84 million more voters cast ballots for Hillary Clinton, election night was awarded to Trump. Those Clinton voters saw through Trump's carnival barking;  others failed to do so.

Do you remember this? "Drain The Swamp."

The nation elected a literal Chief Shepherd of "the Swamp." In addition, to scandal after scandal among members of his administration, we are now reaching parts of the swamp which more closely resembles "the Quicksand."

The latest swamp creature to come forth has been brought forth due to his alleged criminal background and support for totalitarian despots.  There was a time when it seemed Paul Manafort was a hired gun (metaphorically) for former Soviet Bloc countries, but it seems he has also performed "consulting for the current President of the Philippines. (See video below)

The US legal system has caught up with what was a facilitator of Trump's election and a major international "operator." 

18 U.S.C. § 371—Conspiracy to Defraud the United States ...

Regardless of your social need to hand Trump the US presidency, it is impossible to avoid the reality of crooks hang out with crooks.  They do not perpetuate their illegal and despicable acts or services while hanging out with church bishops, deacons, and the church choir.
The mystical and very (allegedly) corrupt Paul Manafort (video will open in a separate tab). The Monday morning indictments also include a longstanding Manafort operator, Rick Gates.  But, take a read of a few items Manafort is reported to have been involved in over the past few years.00:27 / 01:25
Because both men appeared to be globe-trotting multi-millionaires and faced charges for serious crimes related to their work abroad, the government said they should be held under house arrest. A judge agreed Monday.

A new court filing Tuesday showed exactly what Manafort and Gates told banks and investigators about their net worths and travel histories over the past few years.

Among the highlights:

* Manafort currently has three US passports, each under a different number. He has submitted 10 passport applications in roughly as many years, prosecutors said.

* This year, Manafort traveled to Mexico, China and Ecuador with a phone and email account registered under a fake name. (The name was not disclosed in the filings.)

* Over the past year, Manafort traveled to Dubai, Cancun, Panama City, Havana, Shanghai, Madrid, Tokyo and Grand Cayman Island.

* Both Manafort and Gates were frequent travelers to Cyprus. "Extensive travel of this nature further evidences a risk of flight," the prosecutor's filing said.

* Manafort wrote on loan applications and other financial documents that his assets were worth between $19 million in April 2012 and $136 million in May 2016.

* In some months, like while he served as Trump's national campaign chairman in August 2016, Manafort's assessment of his total worth fluctuated. In August 2016 he said his assets were worth $28 million, then wrote he had $63 million in assets on a different application.

* Gates "frequently changed banks and opened and closed bank accounts," prosecutors said. In all, Gates opened 55 accounts with 13 financial institutions, the prosecutors' court filing said. Some of his bank accounts were in England and Cyprus, where he held more than $10 million from 2010 to 2013.
We will continue to write about Trumps Swamp Things as they are uncovered.

Paul Manafort and his henchman Gates are classic Swamp Things, who worked for a bringer of Swamp Things.

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How could anyone who aspired to the US President have so completely surrounded himself with swamp critters? A very incompetent transition team? Influence for Putin's operatives? Or, birds of a feather really do flock together?

Monday, October 30, 2017

The Trump Reality Show Yields Indictments And A Guilty Plea

Trump Reality TV... Must Follow Episode: "The Law Cometh"

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Many Americans and millions internationally who care about Russian intrusion in the US General election, probably spend moderate amounts of mental energy on where Special Counsel Mueller is "going" with the Trump investigation. Is it a mere deflection (as charged by Trump and his cabal), is it a fruitless waste of time and when will we see any vestiges of legal proceeding from the months of investigation? An investigation which started well before Mueller was appointed as Special Counsel.

We were informed over the summer months that Trump's former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, had been informed of a coming indictment. The report of an October guilty plea form a Trump campaign adviser (official) has placated daily curiosity while moving the case towards what, we feel, will reach into the White House. 

As an investigator, Mueller has reminded us that we are distant spectators to US history and the beginning stages of a scandal which will surpass that of the 1970s Watergate investigations.  It seems we should recognize the clear message from the following graphic.

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Meanwhile, Yahoo dot com has published a good piece regarding today's  episode of Trump In The White House.
PAUL MANAFORT, trumps former campaign manager was indicted on 12 charges: 
GEORGE PAPADOPOULOS, former Trump advisor pleaded GUILTY to lying to the FBI about his contact with Russians. This marked the first criminal count that cites interactions between Trump campaign associates and Russians. 
RICK GATES worked for Paul Manafort and continued working for trump after Manafort left. He is indicted on the same charges as Manafort. In total, more than $75 million flowed through the offshore accounts, according to the indictment. Manafort is accused of laundering more than $18 million.
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Join us tomorrow for yet another episode of Trumpism and its turn in the White House.


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…

Monday, May 1, 2017

Trump OiI and HIs Side Kick Fake And Fraud Circus


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The following short video is a must view if you are going to read or view the remainder of this post. Yes, it relates to Trump lies through his first 100 days in the White House.  

While Trump's inner core can be summed up via a basic syllogism, the critical nature of his surrounding himself with like characters bodes not so well for what once was the greatest nation on Earth. 

an instance of a form of reasoning in which a conclusion is drawn (whether validly or not) from two given or assumed propositions (premises), each of which shares a term with the conclusion, and shares a common or middle term not present in the conclusion (e.g., all dogs are animals; all animals have four legs; therefore all dogs have four legs ). 
deductive reasoning as distinct from induction.
  Trump talks incessantly;
  1.    Whatever Trumps says comes from a compulsive dishonest           pathology;
           Therefore the majority of Trump statements are lies.

OK, Trump's lying pathology re-positioned, what follows?

Trump's family knows the man has issues with veracity, honesty and is unable to avoid lying. It is literally impossible to spend one's life with a person and fail to see through an outer veneer.  Unless, of course, one is a serial killer who is often reported to have perpetrated their chronic mental illness outside the knowledge or perception of people who comprise family and friends. Trump's pathological serial lying doesn't lend itself to an opportunity to mask, as with the serial killer, random and infrequent killings.

Does it surprise trump would surround himself with like personalities?  

We offer a few examples:

Wife: Melania
Campaign surrogate and (public for hire) black talking head supporter: Darrell Scott
Campaign surrogate and another (public for hire) black talking head: Mark Burns
Former Fox News (blond) Newsroom mode: Martha Crowley
Former NSC Head: Mike Flynn and VP Mike Pence
Former Surrogate, CNN talking head contributor (apparent brute Brownshirt type): Boris Epshteyn
Former Campaign Manager: Paul Manafort
Former Trump adviser and apparent international operative: Carter Page

Yet there is one who remained in the closet only to be discovered via the sharp eye of an educator. University of North Carolina professor Andrew Reynolds located key information about Gorka which places him squarely in the same false degree "closet" as other key members of the Trump circle.
Gorka’s Ph.D., said Reynolds, “is about as legitimate as if he had been awarded it by Trump University.”

Apparently, Reynolds found evidence Gorka worked through a correspondence course from a Hungarian university with which ranked below the top 1,000 in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

If you are following the rumbling of Trump for within, you might have an interest in a more detailed piece. If you decide to read the FreakoutNation piece, retain the thought; Trump seems to attract an inordinate number of people who have character flaws.

RePub HUB via Freakout Nation

Trump Adviser 'Doctor' Sebastian Gorka Is A Fraud With A Fake Ph.D

We already know that the star of ‘Presidential Apprentice' runs an amateur-hour White House. But Donald Trump's deputy assistant adviser Sebastian Gorka has come under close scrutiny ever since his appointment on January 22nd, and now his clear lack of experience or expertise has been connected to a very sketchy academic background. Most famous for his…

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

The Daily GOP Ignominious: Manafort (Trump's Former Campaign Manager) Putin Facilitator?

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Trump when asked about members of his inner circle who may have been or are too close to Russia for comfort regarding national security. The first reference relates to his National Security Adviser (later fired), Mike Flynn, who was on the dole with the Turkish Government. As you read through the NPR excerpts which follow, think about how such an individual could become a deep inner circle trump adviser.  He was the tip of a sebaceous cyst which also included and even more dire (and sinister) international operative and Russian sympathizer strategically placed in Trump's inner circle. We will address Trump's brief campaign manager after reminding of a couple of Trump statements which without question sheds revealing light on his character, his judgment, and his veracity.   

"I fired him because of what he said to Mike Pence," Trump said of Flynn misleading the then-vice president-elect about the true nature of Flynn's conversation with the Russian ambassador. But, he added, "Mike [Flynn] was doing his job. He was calling countries and his counterparts. So, it certainly would have been OK with me if he did it. I would have directed him to do it if I thought he wasn't doing it. I didn't direct him, but I would have directed him because that's his job."
Asked at the news conference about reports that members of the Trump staff were in contact with Russia during the campaign, Trump said, "Nobody that I know of." The source has told Carrie that authorities continue to investigate those alleged connections. 
"Russia is a ruse," Trump said. "I know you have to get up and ask a question. It's so important." He reiterated, "Russia is a ruse. I have nothing to do with Russia. Haven't made a phone call to Russia in years. Don't speak to people from Russia. Not that I wouldn't. I just have nobody to speak to. I spoke to Putin twice. He called me on the election. I told you this. And he called me on the inauguration, a few days ago."
The AP published a piece this morning which moves us much closer to Tump's former Campaign Manager as a Russian tool (operative).
 Before signing up with Donald Trump, former campaign manager Paul Manafort secretly worked for a Russian billionaire with a plan to "greatly benefit the Putin Government," The Associated Press has learned. The White House attempted to brush the report aside Wednesday, but it quickly raised fresh alarms in Congress about Russian links to Trump associates. 
Manafort proposed in a confidential strategy plan as early as June 2005 that he would influence politics, business dealings and news coverage inside the United States, Europe and former Soviet republics to benefit President Vladimir Putin's government, even as U.S.-Russia relations under Republican President George W. Bush grew worse.

Read more, here