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Devin Nunes Is Just the Errand Boy in the Trump-Russia

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2017/03/31/devin-nunes-is-just-the-errand-boy-in-thes-trump-russia-scandal.html

....The pieces seem to click together easily. Bannon needed Cohen-Watnick to stay in place in the National Security Council, with the concomitant level of access to intelligence, in order to support the political pushback on the growing Russia story. The coverup and political pushback Bannon has personally led is fraught with danger, with obstruction of justice on the low end of the risk scale. That Bannon, Cohen-Watnick, and Ellis apparently worked together to loop the hapless Nunes into Bannon’s scheme was too dumb by a mile. In Washington, good conspiracies are as rare as hen’s teeth, and this one is utterly obvious. A good conspiracy needs a patsy, a great one needs an operator. Nunes is the former.

Nunes made himself the star of the drama without the requisite political or acting skills. As the Times revealed, Nunes got this highly classified COMINT (which is ALL Top Secret Sensitive Compartmentalized Information, for all of you playing our game at home) and leaked it to achieve a political end for the White House. He leaped out of an Uber as if his ass was on fire, met Cohen-Watnick and Ellis in secret at the White House, tattled to the president, then raced to vomit out specific details in a press conference. He lied frequently and badly, to try to keep up the game.

This ridiculous farce didn’t spring fully formed from Nunes’s brow. He shows—as the past week abundantly demonstrates—few of the skills needed to engage in the big games of either intelligence or of the real cut-and-thrust of the D.C. demimonde. Washington rewards talented liars of both parties and punishes the clumsy ones.

Nunes is a clumsy liar and it shows. He’s an errand boy sent by grocery clerks with just enough understanding of the game and the stakes to think this is going to work out because their base is always with them.

Ex-Writer: Breitbart Broke the Law

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2017/03/29/ex-writer-breitbart-broke-the-law.html

A former Breitbart News writer alleged the site was acting as an illegal influence operation for its Washington, D.C. landlord, an obscure Egyptian politician cited this week by a Capitol Hill media association that denied Breitbart press credentials.

Two sources with direct knowledge, including one former Breitbart writer, say a reporter for the pro-Trump news organization was behind a complaint to the Department of Justice implicating then-chairman Steve Bannon and Moustafa El-Gindy, an Egyptian businessman and former legislator and the owner of Breitbart’s Washington office.

Concerns about about that office, nicknamed the Embassy, dogged the organization Monday as it unsuccessfully sought permanent congressional press credentials. Breitbart faced conflict-of-interest questions regarding Bannon’s new role as one of President Donald Trump’s top advisers, a probe into its investors and corporate structure, and questions about El-Gindy and his property.

He bought the Embassy in 2009 for $2.35 million. Breitbart is reported to be seeking new Washington office space, but its years-long relationship with El-Gindy is at the center of allegations that a staunchly “America-first” website illicitly promoted a foreign politician.

The 5 Most Deranged Conspiracy Theories from GOP Mega-Donors' Bizarro Climate Conference

http://www.alternet.org/right-wing/5-most-deranged-conspiracy-theories-gop-mega-donors-bizarro-climate-conference

Apparently the overwhelming consensus of the scientific community is the work of evil communists.

Before President Trump even approved the Keystone Pipeline, GOP mega-donors Robert Mercer and Rebekah Mercer were already celebrating with a two-day anti-climate conference sponsored by the conservative Heartland Institute. Among the speakers was British climate denialist Lord Christopher Monckton, who spoke fervently about convincing "illiberals" from Ivanka Trump to Al Gore that climate change is a hoax.

Here were five of his most bizarre theories-
1. The 97 percent "consenus" that humans are causing climate change is the result of communist influence

"There isn't a consensus," Monckton told the audience. "The people who did the survey reported it as 97 percent because they were communists, and they didn't care about the truth."

2. The crew of former chief of Romanian intelligence Ion Mihai Pacepaha has taken over the mainstream media

Monckton's war against Pacepaha's disinformation will only be won by forcing Republican Chief Justice Roberts (who has handled many high profile media cases) to resign.

3. "Fake news merchants" like Arnold Schwarzenegger can be taken down through a boycott of Google.

Monckton is no fan of The Terminator's warnings about pollution, and has called for his ATTN video to be deleted.

More at the link...

Heres where we begin our investigation into Russian interference with circumstantial evidence of

Here’s where we begin our investigation into Russian interference – with circumstantial evidence of collusion & direct evidence of deception - Adam Schiff
https://twitter.com/RepAdamSchiff/status/843497776327639040

Stand Up Republic - "Sunlight" (calls for tRump/Russia select committee to investigate)

Appoint Preet Bharara as Special Prosecutor to investigate election influence by Russia (Petition)

https://www.change.org/p/appoint-preet-bharara-as-special-prosecutor-to-investigate-election-influence-by-russia

Preet Bharara is one of the most accomplished jurists in America, with a history of honest, non-partisan investigations and an ability to take on even the largest of cases. He’s led the charge against corruption in the New York State government, financial fraud on Wall Street, and international gang activity. He is respected by Democrats and Republicans alike and has extensive experience with international investigations, including in Russia.

Now that he is no longer the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Mr. Bharara is the perfect candidate to take on the task of investigating the role Russia played in the 2016 elections.

Rod Rosenstein is currently the U.S. attorney for the District of Maryland, and is expected to be confirmed as the Deputy Attorney General. Because Attorney General Jeff Sessions has recused himself from all future cases that involve Russia, Mr. Rosenstein will be responsible for leading any investigation into Russia’s actions. We ask Mr. Rosenstein to name Mr. Bharara as Special Prosecutor in charge of the investigation.

Election integrity is central to our survival as a democracy. This isn’t a Republican or a Democratic issue — this is an American issue. We as a nation demand an honest, non-partisan investigation, and Preet Bharara stands alone in his qualification to lead that inquiry.

Basic high school civics lessons we knew in 1948. THIS WAS ON PAGE 1!

Yates, Comey Invited to Testify in House Intel Hearing on Russia - (getting popcorn ready)

Posted by Snarkoleptic | Wed Mar 8, 2017, 09:12 AM (0 replies)

Anyone want to demand an Independent Special Prosecutor to investigate Trump's Russia ties?

Who's calling their congresscritters to step up the pressure?
Posted by Snarkoleptic | Sun Mar 5, 2017, 01:33 PM (3 replies)

Sessions matters because-yet 1 more Trump inner circle guy mtg with top Russians & concealing it.

Sessions matters because it's yet 1 more Trump inner circle guy meeting with top Russians - & concealing it. Big Picture here ain't pretty.

https://twitter.com/20committee/status/837300401913360385
Posted by Snarkoleptic | Thu Mar 2, 2017, 10:11 AM (1 replies)
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