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On 9/30/2020 at 9:33 AM, EmirOfShmo said:

^^If this is true, Barr needs to resign. Corrupt asshole. 

  • Strzok’s lawyer, Aitan Goelman, made the claim in a letter to US District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan on Monday, alleging the documents were doctored
  • According to Goelman, the notes include ‘handwritten additions’ – inserted dates – on at least two occasions that were not written by the former FBI agent
  • 'On at least one occasion, the date added is wrong and could be read to suggest that a meeting at the White House happened before it actually did,' he wrote
  • Flynn’s attorneys filed documents in September claiming they were evidence of ‘misconduct by FBI and and DOJ—playing games with the life of a hero’

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8783939/Peter-Strzok-says-notes-public-defense-attorneys-Michael-Flynn-doctored.html

 

 

PETER STRZOK SUBPOENAS TRUMP’S SOCCER BALL FROM PUTIN

 

On December 11, Peter Strzok served a subpoena on the Trump for President with a deadline of December 30. Trump blew it off. Yesterday, Strzok filed a motion to show cause, arguing that Trump should be held in contempt for blowing off the subpoena and asking for a preservation order.

 

None of that is surprising.

 

What I’m a bit more intrigued by is one paragraph of the subpoena.

 

The subpoena asks for some things closely related to Strzok’s lawsuit, which argues DOJ released his text messages to Lisa Page in violation of his First Amendment rights and the Privacy Act, which in turn led to his termination. For example, it asks for all communications about those texts. It asks for all communications pertaining to Trump’s wish to have Strzok fired. It even asks for all documents,

 

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concerning any wishes, desires, contemplations, plans, or efforts by Donald Trump, members of the Trump administration, or You to discredit the FBI, Mr. Strzok, Ms. Page, or the Mueller investigation.

 

If that request is broadly interpreted (and, again, Trump blew off his opportunity to object to the scope of the request), it’ll cover Trump actions right through the last moments of his Administration, when Trump attempted to declassify sensitive documents pertaining to the Crossfire Hurricane investigation.

 

But the request I’m most interested in asks for all documents “concerning links” between Trump, Putin, Russian oligarchs or banks, as well as any fear that such links might be discovered.

 

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All documents concerning links between (a) Donald Trump, any immediate family member of Donald Trump, The Trump Organization, Jared Kushner, or You and (b) Vladimir Putin, agents of the Moscow Kremlin, Russian oligarchs, or any Russian banks or business enterprises; or document concerning fear that such connections would be uncovered by the Mueller investigation, the FBI, or any other agency or apparatus of the United States government.

 

While I was being somewhat facetious in this post’s headline about the subpoena including the soccer ball Putin gave Trump on July 16, 2018 — the soccer ball is not known to be a document, even as described broadly by the subpoena, though even Lindsey Graham suggested it might be more than a soccer ball — the request could be read to include a number of other things Trump has tried to suppress. Several examples include:

 

- Any documented discussion that ties Trump’s refusal to release his tax returns to Russian funding
- Any notes held by Trump Organization (as opposed to the Office of the President) recording discussions with Putin
- The two gifts Aras Agalarov sent during the campaign, a $100,000 triptych painting and a book, both of which purportedly arrived on the same day as stolen emails were released; the communications around these gifts emphasize Agalarov’s concern with the timing of their delivery and in the second case make policy proposals
- A January 2017 memo from Robert Foresman adapted from one an unnamed oligarch did, laying out Russia’s plans for better relations with Trump; Trump’s White House had tried to claim Executive Privilege over this document in document productions to SSCI
- Emails from Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister, Sergei Prikhodko, inviting Trump to the June 2016 St. Petersburg International Economic Forum; there’s no formal record that Trump ever declined the invite and Foresman followed up on the invitation shortly thereafter

 

Strzok could make ample use of earlier documentation of Trump’s efforts to withhold documents from investigators to prove Trump for President is withholding responsive documents.

 

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1 hour ago, Rdskns2000 said:

 

You will never convince me that Putin knew Trump would become President.  

 

Even two weeks before the election.  

 

Now, I'm absolutely certain he was groomed to be a useful money launderer.  And to influence politicians.  

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Florida man's arrest on 2016 election charges suggests Russia probe may have survived Bill Barr

 

Florida man Douglass Mackey, a notorious white nationalist and right-wing social media troll, was arrested this week on charges of conspiring with others to deprive citizens of their right to vote ahead of the 2016 election, the Department of Justice announced on Wednesday.

 

"According to the allegations in the complaint, the defendant exploited a social media platform to infringe one of the most basic and sacred rights guaranteed by the Constitution: the right to vote," Nicholas McQuaid, acting Assistant Attorney General of the Criminal Division, said in a press release. "This complaint underscores the department's commitment to investigating and prosecuting those who would undermine citizens' voting rights."

 

It also suggests that the Russia investigation, at least in part, survived the tenure of former Attorney General Bill Barr.

 

According to the complaint, Mackey's Twitter account had nearly 60,000 followers, and in February 2016 the MIT Media Lab ranked him 107th in its list of the most influential personalities ahead of the election, higher than NBC News and Stephen Colbert. Prosecutors say that in the months before the election, Mackey collaborated with unnamed co-conspirators to encourage Hillary Clinton supporters to cast votes via text messages or social media — which are not viable or legal voting methods in any state.

 

The conspiracy charge against Mackey, who was arrested in West Palm Beach, could indicate that the Justice Department has been probing a broader network. Three of his co-conspirators were identified by HuffPost reporter Luke O'Brien, who wrote an in-depth 2018 profile of Mackey: white nationalist financier Jeff Giesea; conspiracy theorist Mike Cernovich, who has ties to onetime national security adviser turned QAnon hero Michael Flynn; and Jack Posobiec, a far-right provocateur with ties to neo-Nazi groups and longtime Trump confidant Roger Stone. The pro-Trump group, who called themselves "MAGA3X," fueled the Pizzagate social media campaign that smeared Hillary Clinton and other Democratic leaders in the run-up to the 2016 election.

 

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Heard an NPR report that today a court convicted (sentenced?) a former government official for falsifying a document that was used to obtain warrants against Trump campaign officials.  Makes me wonder if this arrest is an attempt to manage that news.  

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Russia arrests 3,300 during wide protests backing Navalny

 

Chanting slogans against President Vladimir Putin, tens of thousands took to the streets Sunday across Russia’s vast expanse to demand the release of jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny, keeping up the nationwide protests that have rattled the Kremlin. More than 3,300 people were detained by police, according to a monitoring group, and some were beaten.

 

Russian authorities mounted a massive effort to stem the tide of demonstrations after tens of thousands rallied across the country last weekend in the largest, most widespread show of discontent that Russia has seen in years. Yet despite threats of jail terms, warnings to social media groups and tight police cordons, the protests again engulfed many cities on Sunday.

 

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On 1/27/2021 at 7:25 PM, Larry said:

 

You will never convince me that Putin knew Trump would become President.  

 

Even two weeks before the election.  

 

Now, I'm absolutely certain he was groomed to be a useful money launderer.  And to influence politicians.  

 

If his goal is to simply weaken America, abroad and from within by poisoning internal political discourse (which was basically what that plan was), then does it really matter if it works so well that their puppet is elected? Seems like a bonus, at bare minimum.

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Here's an English translation of Alexey Navalny's statement to the Court before his sentencing. 

 

https://meduza.io/en/feature/2021/02/02/vladimir-the-poisoner

 

The man has some cojones. He calls out the court:

 

This is what happened when lawlessness and tyranny become the essence of a political system, and it’s horrifying. But it’s even worse when lawlessness and tyranny pose as state prosecutors and dress up in judges’ robes. It’s the duty of every person to defy you and to defy such laws. 

 

Then he mocks and berates Putin mercilessly. Here's a little piece:

 

I mortally offended him by surviving. I survived thanks to good people, thanks to pilots and doctors. And then I committed an even more serious offense: I didn’t run and hide. Then something truly terrifying happened: I participated in the investigation of my own poisoning, and we proved, in fact, that Putin, using Russia’s Federal Security Service, was responsible for this attempted murder. And that’s driving this thieving little man in his bunker out of his mind. He’s simply going insane as a result.

 

There’s no popularity ratings. No massive support. There’s none of that. Because it turns out that dealing with a political opponent who has no access to television and no political party merely requires trying to kill him with a chemical weapon. So, of course, he’s losing his mind over this. Because everyone was convinced that he’s just a bureaucrat who was accidentally appointed to his position. He’s never participated in any debates or campaigned in an election. Murder is the only way he knows how to fight. He’ll go down in history as nothing but a poisoner. We all remember Alexander the Liberator [Alexander II] and Yaroslav the Wise [Yaroslav I]. Well, now we’ll have Vladimir the Underpants Poisoner. 

 

I’m standing here, guarded by the police, and the National Guard is out there with half of Moscow cordoned off. All this because that small man in a bunker is losing his mind. He’s losing his mind because we proved and demonstrated that he isn’t buried in geopolitics; he’s busy holding meetings where he decides how to steal politicians’ underpants and smear them with chemical weapons to try to kill them.

 

He may have the bravery of a dead man walking, since Putin already tried to kill him once.  Well worth reading it all. 

 

https://meduza.io/en/feature/2021/02/02/vladimir-the-poisoner

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On 8/18/2020 at 11:38 AM, No Excuses said:

Both Roger Stone and Manafort lied to protect Trump and were rewarded along the way.

 

 

Straight up mafia stuff.

 

Manafort Walks After NY Court Declines To Resurrect State Prosecution

 

The Manhattan District Attorney’s Office will have to end its prosecution of Paul Manafort after a New York court declined to overturn a ruling saying that the case violated state double jeopardy protections.


The ruling effectively brings Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance’s prosecution of Manafort to an end.

 

Former President Trump pardoned his former campaign chairman in December for the federal convictions that were secured by the Mueller investigation in 2018.

 

Within minutes of the longtime GOP consultant’s federal sentencing in Washington D.C. in March 2019, a New York state grand jury indicted Manafort on mortgage fraud charges based on conduct similar to that which the Mueller investigation had charged.

 

From the beginning of Vance’s prosecution, Manafort’s attorneys argued that the case violated a New York state law that provides for double jeopardy protections against state trials for already-charged federal crimes.

 

A state judge agreed with that argument in December 2019, dismissing the case after finding that the law only allows for “very narrow exceptions.”

 

Last week, the state’s highest court declined to hear a petition from Vance’s office to overturn that ruling, effectively killing the prosecution. Manafort had faced 16 felony counts at the state level.

 

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