The Kushner Empire

June 26, 2017 By: Juanita Jean Herownself Category: Uncategorized

Just when you thought the sleaze was all out of the tube, here comes Deutsche Bank.

One month before Election Day, Jared Kushner’s real estate company finalized a $285 million loan as part of a refinancing package for its property near Times Square in Manhattan.

The lender, Deutsche Bank, was negotiating to settle a federal mortgage fraud case and charges from New York state regulators that it aided a possible Russian money-laundering scheme. The cases were settled in December and January.

I am becoming increasingly suspicion that Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump are Boris and Natasha. I don’t know who is Bullwinkle in this whole mess, but I do know someone with the same IQ.

Bullwinkle: I’d like to apply for a job as an usher.
Boris: What experience have you had?
Bullwinkle: I’ve been in the dark for most of my life.

Rocky is obviously Mueller.  Or, if you want to fill the entire Bullwinkle cast – Dudley Doright.

I mean, if we’re gonna have a cartoon, at least let’s have a funny one.

 

Thanks to everybody for the heads up.

Trumps Boasts About Firing Comey

May 19, 2017 By: El Jefe Category: Russians

The NY Times is now reporting that Trump boasted to the Russians in the Oval Office about firing “nut job” James Comey, and that the investigation would be relaxed.  Quote:

“I just fired the head of the F.B.I. He was crazy, a real nut job,” Mr. Trump said, according to the document, which was read to The New York Times by an American official. “I faced great pressure because of Russia. That’s taken off.”

This clown is unhinged.

PANDEMONIUM

May 11, 2017 By: El Jefe Category: Comey Firing, Trump

Where to start, where to start – In the last 24 hours it’s come to light, despite the frantic efforts of the WH to spin the story differently, that Trump was outraged at Comey’s investigation of his ties to Russia. His impatience with Comey boiled over when, while testifying before the Congress Comey said that he was “mildly nauseous” to think that he had a hand in electing Trump. He then decided to fire Comey, and ordered the letter from Rosenstein to make a case against him.  When the letter was finished, Jeff Sessions, who had supposedly recused himself from the Russia investigation, was called to the Oval Office where Trump told him he was using the letter as justification to fire Comey.

That evening and yesterday morning, Sarah Huckabee Sanders and Kellyanne Conway went on national television and lied on every network that Rosenstein had acted on his own when, in fact, he was ordered to write the letter.  The evening of the firing, a clearly rattled Sean Spicer was cornered by the press apparently hiding from reporters behind the bushes on the north lawn of the WH.  When discovered, he reluctantly gave an interview in the dark, insisting he didn’t want to be on camera.

THEN, the next day, Trump was played by the Russians when foreign minister Sergey Lavrov and ambassador Sergey Kislyak were invited to the Oval Office for a closed door meeting.  The only photographs of the meeting were from an agent of Tass, the Russian state news agency who tweeted them out live.  That’s correct, US press photographers were blocked from the meeting, while the Trump WH allowed a Russian propaganda agent into the Oval Office who live tweeted the meeting through the Tass website.   No breach of security there, eh?

This morning, the aftershocks of this latest disaster are actually getting worse.  The NY Times has published an open letter to Rosenstein urging him to appoint an independent counsel from outside the FBI and DOJ to run a fully independent investigation of the Trump-Russia connection, telling him that is his only choice.  The talking heads on MoJo are exploding today.

We may be closer to the end that even the most optimistic among us can imagine.  Reports of Trump sitting in the residence shouting at his television are common, and I can imagine that most WH staff are preparing resumes to get the hell out of there.  The Republicans on the Hill will reluctantly begin to acknowledge that they’re being herded over the cliff as part of this slow motion catastrophe and begin to move against him.

I see no scenario where this presidency doesn’t end disastrously, and it can’t come soon enough.

 

The Mar-a-Lago War Room UPDATED

April 08, 2017 By: Juanita Jean Herownself Category: Uncategorized

In case you missed it, here is the Mar-a-Lago war room —

 

You’ll note that they are all sitting on the standard issue war room delicate gold rattan chairs.

If some of these names are not familiar to you, here’s a handy guide.

 

Seriously, y’all, what the hell is that Steve Miller guy doing in there?  I mean, except to make Bannon look sane.

I agree with El Jefe below.  This whole bombing thing was a fake reality show.

And in Irony of the Hour, Sean Hannity on September 3rd, 2013.

 

UPDATE:  Well, here ya go.

 

Raytheon stock surged Friday morning, after 59 of the company’s Tomahawk missiles were used to strike Syria in Donald Trump’s first major military operation as President.

The shares of other missile and weapons manufacturers, including Boeing(BA, +0.83%), Lockheed Martin(LMT, +1.17%), Northrop Grumman(NOC, +0.90%)and General Dynamics(GD, +0.93%), each rose as much as 1%, collectively gaining nearly $5 billion in market value as soon as they began trading, even as the broader market fell.

Goes a long way explaining everything, doesn’t it?

Comey Tried to Go Public on Russian Hacking Last Summer – Obama Shut It Down

March 29, 2017 By: El Jefe Category: 2016 Election

Newsweek is now reporting that FBI director James Comey tried to go public last summer in an editorial exposing Russian interference in the presidential election.  The overly cautious Obama White House said no.  After it became so obvious in the early fall, Obama finally consulted the goddam Republicans about the hacking, who predictably chose party over country, so blatant interference was allowed to continue through election day.  The worst case scenario resulted.

So, should we now add Obama to the list of people to blame for the catastrophe and daily slow train wreck unfolding on national television?

Unfortunately, methinks yes.

White House Trying to Block Sally Yates from Testifying

March 28, 2017 By: El Jefe Category: Russians

The Washington Post is reporting that apparently the WH is trying to keep Sally Yates from testifying in the Russian scandal, citing Presidential privilege.  Yates, through her lawyers, told the House Intelligence Committee that she wanted to testify, so….the hearing was promptly cancelled.

Nothing to see here.  Move along.