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Man Who Runs Firm Behind Trump-Russia Dossier to Plead the Fifth

Here’s a story that has gone completely under the radar, and raises some serious questions that the mainstream media largely seems to have ignored. Glenn Simpson, the co-founder of Fusion GPS, whose firm commissioned the salacious and mostly unsubstantiated Russia Trump dossier, plans to plead the Fifth after being subpoenaed by U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary.

According to documents obtained by LawNewz, attorneys for Fusion GPS’ Simpson sent a letter to Chairman Chuck Grassley expressing concern over the direction that the hearing was taking. The letter stated that Simpson would not voluntarily show up at the hearing due to a pre-planned vacation, and if subpoenaed he would exercise his First and Fifth Amendment rights not to testify before the committee examining the influence of foreign lobbying in the 2016 election.

Since March, the Senate Judiciary Committee has been seeking documents and information from Fusion GPS about the former M16 intelligence officer Christopher Steele who authored the research, and the dossier, which contained unverified salacious details of Trump’s alleged escapades in Russia. The dossier was reportedly first commissioned by Republican opponents of Donald Trump, and then taken over by a Democratic client.

Every time committee investigators made requests, though, they were stonewalled by the Washington D.C. opposition research firm. The firm asserted that the information and documentation requested was protected by the “First Amendment privilege of Fusion GPS and its clients”, as well as confidentiality agreements and attorney client privilege. On Friday, Sen. Grassley slapped Simpson with a subpoena to appear before the committee.


Snopes.com in Danger of Shuttering



Kushners Undisclosed Partners Include Goeorge Soros

too funny

ared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law and senior adviser, is currently in business with Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and billionaires George Soros and Peter Thiel, according to people familiar with the matter and securities filings.

The previously undisclosed business relationships with titans of the financial and technology worlds are through a real-estate tech startup called Cadre that Mr. Kushner cofounded and currently partly owns.

Goldman and Messrs. Soros and Thiel, as well as other billionaires’ firms, also have stakes in the company, which is based in a Manhattan building owned by the Kushner family’s company, according to people close to Cadre.



Pretty comprehensive list of deleted tweets

On gun control
On Islam
On the First Amendment
On Climate Change
On trade and globalization
On Hillary Clinton
On Brexit
On walls
On Russia
On Jeb!


Scaramucci wrote 'America deserves better' than 'unbridled demagoguery'

in early 2016 op-ed aimed at Trump




"How does a balloon stay in the air? Nobody knows." -- SATIRE




Scaramucci caught on Russian TV saying he wants to lift US sanctions

Donald Trump's new communications director thinks punishing Russia for interfering in the presidential election was "not the best decision."

Donald Trump’s newly minted communications director, Anthony Scaramucci, wants to lift sanctions that were imposed on Russia in retaliation for its election meddling.

Scaramucci expressed this position in a pair of interactions with state-owned Russian media in January, at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, while he was serving on Trump’s transition team.
His comments echo recent actions from the Trump administration currently pushing for the sanctions imposed by the Obama administration to be eased.

Scaramucci told TASS, the state-run Russian newswire, that Trump “has an enormous respect for the Russian people and the legacy of the relationship that the US has with Russia” and that Trump was “signaling” that he hoped to improve the relationship in the coming year.


Scaramucci faces steep tax bill should White House job fall through

The Mooch" may be on the hook for tens of millions in taxes.

Mar 13, 2017

Hedge fund executive Anthony Scaramucci will have to pay a steep tax bill should a White House job not come through.

According to the New York Post, the profit Scaramucci made off the $100 million sale off his stake in Skybridge Capital, the company he founded, is subject to capital gains taxes.

"Under IRS code, a person investing the proceeds of an asset sale — undertaken to avoid a conflict of interest — in an approved way will not pay the higher capital gains taxes until those approved assets are sold," reporter Josh Kosman writes.


Worlds First Autonomous Ship to Launch in 2018

A crewless ship to be christened the Yara Birkeland is expected to start sailing in 2018, initially delivering fertilizer along a 37-mile route in southern Norway.

The electric-powered ship will be miniscule by modern standards, with the capacity for 100 to 150 shipping containers. But its arrival could be a huge turning point for the global shipping industry.

The ship, according to the Wall Street Journal, will cost $25 million, about three times as much as a conventional ship of similar size, but will save up to 90% in annual operating costs by eliminating both fuel and crew.

Though it is projected to launch next year, it will transition to fully autonomous operation only in stages. It will first be operated by an onboard crew, then remotely, before becoming fully self-guided by 2020. That is around the time rules governing autonomous ships are expected to be in place.


A Scientific Reason to Stop Peeing in the Pool

“There are two kinds of people in the world,” a lifeguard told mental_floss recently. “Those that pee in the pool, and those that deny it."

We really don’t care that you’ve peed in the pool before. But we—and the American Chemical Society—do have one pretty compelling reason you should stop: your lungs. Read on and check out the video below if you think you’re ready for the truth.

It goes something like this. Standing water, like that in a swimming pool, is a breeding ground for germs, many of which could make us sick. To kill those germs, we dose our pools with disinfecting chemicals like chlorine. Ahhhh, yes. Chlorine. One of summer’s most distinctive, nostalgic aromas.

Except it isn’t. Or rather, chlorine is only part of it. The other essential chemical component is you … and your pee. And your poop particles. And your sweat.

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