#RussiaGate Explained in 10 Tweets by Seth Abramson

RussiaGate
Journalist Seth Abramson has broken down the #RussiaGate scandal in 10 tweets, each with supporting documents. For the sake of easy reading, I have compiled it all here.

To those who delight in calling me a conspiracy theorist: One day I will rub this in your fat faces.

1) Trump’s pro-Russia-appeasement foreign policy platform dropped on April 27, 2016. It was crafted by Richard Burt, a lobbyist for Russia’s Gazprom Co. Supporting Doc

2) Gazprom is Earth’s largest natural gas company. It & Putin wanted Trump to drop Russian sanctions to facilitate a lucrative new pipeline. Supporting Doc

3) The Steele Dossier says Putin offered Trump “brokerage” of 19% of Rosneft Oil in exchange for dropping sanctions on Russia. Trump sent Carter Page, his top Russia adviser & an advisor to Gazprom, to Moscow soon after the RNC. There Page met with Igor Sechin of Rosneft. Supporting Doc Supporting Doc

5) Five months of contact between Sergey Kislyak, Flynn, Sessions, Kushner (&c) got the deal done in December. Putin sold 19.5% of Rosneft. Supporting Doc

6) The extra 0.5% ($281 mil.) was the “brokerage.” Reuters says the full list of buyers is hidden–one of them is surely a Trump shell corp.  Supporting Doc

7) Manafort & others meddling w/ the GOP’s Russia platform & Flynn, Sessions, & Kushner meeting w/ Kislyak both relate to this quid pro quo. Supporting Doc

8) Trump sold US foreign policy for money & better oil/gas access. He knew the deal depended on him winning so he knew Putin would help him. Supporting Docs (in respect to Sessions discussing Ukraine sanctions with Kislyek in a private meeting)

9) Selling US foreign policy for money is treason. So Trump & others lied about Russian contacts & hacking to cover up the deal they’d made. Judge for yourself if you think he’s lying.

10) All this is the theory behind #Russiagate. It’s not complicated. Nearly all aspects are confirmed by media reports & the Steele Dossier. Supporting Docs

BONUS) Finally, here’s what one of the best journalists in America has to say on CNN’s Page interview & #Russiagate: https://youtu.be/UQ4P0-p7zAI?t=2m20s

The Fringe Has Hijacked the Country from Middle America

You did this to us

Congratulations, you idiots on the alt-left and alt-right. You, the fringe, have hijacked the country from the people in middle America.

To the DudeBros on the left who are thankful that you’ve helped the populace to “wake up” to corruption in the establishment so we are more motivated to vote – uh, thanks – but it will be hard to snooze amid the sound of mass deportations in the streets and neighborhoods of America, all to rid ourselves of Mexican restaurants, roofers, and landscapers. I probably won’t be dozing while we put boots on the ground in Syria, or when Russia invades the Baltics, or when Putin deploys a tactical nuke. I won’t be sleeping through the collapse of the global economy after all the banking regulations are scrapped. Thanks, you really got our attention by pointing out that we don’t have the transcript to the Goldman Sachs speech. You sure showed us!

Gloom and doom, you say? Well, how do you destroy the New World Order and the established power structures without risking instability, uncertainty, and fear? Aren’t those the things that typically cause horrible things to occur? Do you not realize that incremental change could be also called “stabilized change”? That people without governing experience (like Russian plant Jill Stein) probably cannot govern well? That allowing a right-wing demagogue into the Presidency might be a catalyst for the end of our democracy rather than a strategy to mobilize the left?​ That demonizing America for all the “bad things” she has done and comparing our government to those of dictators and despots around the world is the fucking opposite of patriotic?

You have shit on America and have gambled with the lives of your fellow citizens because America isn’t perfect. You ensured our loss in the General Election and if everything goes to hell, you are responsible.

As for those on the far-right: You do not represent the whole of America either. Your policies consistently fly in the face of what the majority of people actually want, except for lowering taxes, stopping gun control, and abolishing the Individual Mandate, all of which can have disastrous consequences when you actually think them through and consult some experts. But who needs experts when you have become purposely ignorant to facts and purposely unsympathetic to the poor, all in the pursuit of Tea Party purity? And yeah, you did win all the local, state, and national offices under Obama, but you achieved it through lies, obstructionism, and dirty tricks.

Therefore, you are despicable scumbags and I will never seek to understand you. I will only seek to make you lose elections and I will mock you until the day I die, because you are not simply stupid. You are purposely stupid.

So thanks, members of the alt-left and alt-right. You stole our country by handing the Executive branch to a would-be dictator who cares nothing about regular people, who might not just spill the apple cart of America but drive it off the edge of a cliff. You helped elect a man who is working on behalf of Vladimir Putin, whose goal is to destabilize the West and inspire autocratic governments across the globe. And you did it out of spite.

Meanwhile, the rest of us in the middle were starting to enjoy the low unemployment, booming stock market and lack of a major ground war.

Thanks.

Don the Con Files with FEC to Become a 2020 Candidate

TrumpFECfilingDon the Con filed a document with the FEC to officially become a candidate for 2020 re-election FIVE HOURS after he was sworn in as president. Do you believe this has serious implications (via @Resisterhood)? I sure fucking do. After all,

1) An incumbant has never filed for candidacy prior to the midterm elections before. Obama filed in 2011 to prepare for the 2012 race.

2) If he is officially a candidate, he can use his candidate status to curry favor with PACs, businesses, and other organizations – different rules apply to his behavior than if he is Trump the president vs. Trump the candidate.

3) More importantly, this changes how non-profits can handle him. 503cs will not be able to “campaign” against him by speaking negatively about him or they will risk losing their nonprofit status. On the flip side, this will allow Trump to raise money from PACs so he can use propaganda against his enemies.

So this jackass carnival barker has verified that his plan for job duties is to travel around the country making America great again at rallies and raising money from Day 1.  I hope you set up some rallies soon, Traitor-in-Chief, because the protesters are ready. #Resist

Let’s All Troll the Trump Troll, Shall We?

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Recently I utilized the whitehouseinc.org site to call one of Trump’s properties. I figured, “Let’s all troll the troll.” The guy sounded really sad when he picked up and I asked “May I speak to Donald Trump please?” He responded “He does not live here, this is a residential building branded with his name, I’m just the doorman” and I said “But I can’t call the White House anymore.”

He responded, “Yes I know, many people are calling, I can transfer you to the building manager” and I was like, OK never mind goodbye. It made me feel kind of bad.

I figure that maybe calling buildings simply branded with his name might be going too far. But that ain’t stopping me from calling Mar-A-Lago and his golf courses directly, in fact I think I will call his LA course right now…

UPDATE: I just called the number for Trump’s LA golf resort. Some chick picked up at the restaurant, sounding sad, and I asked for Donald Trump. She hung up.

It made me feel really good.

America Compromised by Russia and Nobody Fucking Cares

putin's little birdy

America has been compromised by Russia and nobody fucking cares.

Go ahead and mock me. Tell me that enough is enough with the crazy conspiracies. Call me a snowflake. Or take that other, more insidious path and mumble “all politicians are corrupt” as I tell you that the world is on fire.

I would like to say this loud and clear to the world here and now. THIS IS NOT ABOUT HILLARY CLINTON, MORONS. America has been compromised by the Russians.

I am ready to stand side by side with Republicans (my fellow Americans) to counter the Russian influence that has occurred in our once sovereign nation. I am ready to celebrate the inevitable presidency of Mike Pence or Paul Ryan, men with whom I disagree but who have not been compromised by a foreign enemy.

So this is not about me wanting to reverse the election results. This is not about being mad that the Republicans won. This is not about “business as usual” politics and now-trivial matters such as the ACA or the TPP. This is not about how the media will cover Trump.

This is about war.

This is about Russia supporting Brexit to destabilize the EU and influencing the U.S. to destabilize NATO and the EU.

This is about Putin grooming his U.S. asset for years, a man who has been corrupted by a hundred million dollars worth of loans from Russian banks and by potentially laundering money for them. A man who probably engaged in salacious activities and was potentially blackmailed because of them.

This is about an audiotape that captures members of a presidential campaign discussing payments from Russia. This is about the NY FBI criminal field office becoming infiltrated by Russian moles.

The goal of Vladimir Putin? Lift sanctions so $500B worth of oil money starts flowing. What happens next? Putin invades the Baltics and we don’t stop him. Trump starts a shooting war with China. Trump and Putin rule the world together.

Next, Europe becomes completely destablized and no longer unified.

Next….?

We can stop this if we work together and luckily, we have heroes like James Comey, Lindsay Graham, and John McCain to lead us (see here for an explanation of why Comey has not presented evidence for Trump/Russia connection yet, why its clear that Snowden/Assange are working on behalf of Russia, and why Comey may end being the American patriot we are so desperately in need of).

If my fellow citizens are ready to unify with me as Americans, then please open your mind to the possibility that we have been compromised by Russians for some time now. Set aside your partisan idealogies so we can work together as we did post 9/11. Admit that we all have been played.

“Where is this evidence?” you ask. Well, read this article sourced by a former member of the NSA; we are in the middle of an active counter-terrorism investigation – Comey can neither confirm nor deny the existence of anything right now. But it will be presented during the upcoming Independent Commission hearings. And it will lead to the impeachment of Donald Trump.

Will you deny its existence then?

Will you call John McCain a snowflake? Will you tell him to “get over it” because “Trump won” as you listen to audio tape of the Trump campaign taking Russian money? Or will you call it fake news?

Go ahead, laugh at me for being crazy. Cover your ears and close your eyes. That’s exactly what Putin wants.​