What a great day was Monday this very week for the First Amendment and the Free Press, in a time in which the Bald Eagle of freedom is molting, noose-happy white supremacist anachronistic antebellum-orientated (sic) Confederate dull knives are being voted into the Senate in the racism belt, and Trump orders ongoing tear-gassing of exhausted refugees lawfully seeking asylum at the U.S. border.
And breaking all over the place today and tonight: Two indicted Mueller Investigation figures, caught in lies, one withdrawing his plea, the other’s plea revoked. Turns out that two people, one Jerome Corsi and one Paul Manafort, one little fish, one big fish, have been dissembling and worse.
Were it not for tremendous, diligent reporting we would not know tonight that Manafort has likely been functioning as Trump’s mole and Corsi suddenly decided not to take a plea, exposing himself to prosecution.
Worst of all is the inescapable conclusion that Donald Trump worked one of his criminal deals with his former campaign manager, perhaps with the bumbling assistance of his new AG or even at his suggestion: take the deal, plead guilty, pretend to sing and tell us what they want. Pardon me, Pardon you?
The lid has been blown off Trump’s further obstruction of justice and in the coming days we will see how vulnerable he has made himself now. According to incoming House Intel head Adam Schiff, very vulnerable indeed.
Does this kind of thing rise to the level of high crimes and misdemeanors? Hell fucking yeah. Wait for it…
How very problematic, terrifying and wrong it is to have for a U.S. President, someone working for Russia, whose “Trump Organization” likely launders Russian money, in a word a traitor disguised as a President, who has ginned up the albino bed bugs, they from the hills who fearing extinction and the heat of Truth upon their white carapaces, would today in 2018 still take out Jews at a bris and lynch a black person.
But a mote of sun, some illumination and a glimmer of hope lies in the exposure of the beetles put on their backs, where once we obtain what we need to know, we should grind them into the dirt. In one day we have learned the following from The Guardian, The New York Times, NBC, The Washington Post and other outlets:
That Birther flake and Roger Stone pal Jerome Corsi had foreknowledge of Julian Assange’s cache of Clinton e-mails from the Putin GRU hack and Assange’s plan to release them as an October Surprise in the U.S. election.
That Jerome Corsi and Roger Stone e-mailed about this and that Corsi agreed to contact Assange via an intermediary; Stone, known to have highly placed involvement with the Trump bid asked Corsi to see what Assange had, so that it is further clarified that Stone was a key player and conduit of information to the top of the Campaign.
That because Corsi himself decided to provide the draft of the Mueller Plea agreement he has now rejected to WaPo in which his lies, according to Mueller’s prosecutors, are outlined, for the first time we see from the Mueller team, the statement that Stone had conveyed the existence and potential usefulness of the hacked material to Donald Trump himself i.e. Trump is named.
Meanwhile, tonight we learn through a fresh as French bread story in the NYT that Paul Manafort’s lawyer, after Manafort entered into a plea deal with Mueller and appeared to all to have “flipped,” has for months been feeding information to the White House; that this has infuriated the Mueller prosecutors and according to MSNBC pundits is likely to infuriate the Judge in the case when Mueller outlines the nature and extent of the Manafort double dealing.
Matthew Whitaker, Trump’s highly unqualified appointee put in place to thwart the Mueller investigation at Justice i.e. to quash indictments coming through for his signature from the Grand Jury, has been rendered impotent by these developments, despite the fact that he spent part of his career designing man-toilets for “the well-endowed.” How do you like your improbably touted 12” now, Counselor?
Here then is the narrative emerging from the aggregate of the reporting just today:
Manafort’s connections to Assange predate the Trump run by five years. Manafort would have been the first to know that Assange had the e-mails, that they had been provided by the Russian GRU; it is possible that Manafort might have promoted the hack idea to Russia as an intermediary for Assange to Putin but probable that Manafort has been working for Putin for many a moon.
Manafort, who had been living in Trump Tower on his dirty money for years, then goes to Trump and offers his services. Read: tells Trump what he can do for him, how he can deploy all of the skill with which he helped mastermind the Russian incursion into Crimea and the Ukraine and shore up the Putin-backed President there. Let’s not forget either that once Manafort was put in place the GOP plank became more lenient toward Russia in re the Ukraine situation.
As implicit in all of this reporting, it has to be Trump himself who then delegates contact with Corsi to Stone, ultimately dispatching his longtime fellow corrupt operative to the Ecuador Embassy in London to see Julian Assange and be Trump’s eyes and ears on what Assange has, perhaps asking him to clarify why he wants to thwart the Clinton run.
Assange tells him, we know from other sources and Guardian reporting, that he despises and fears Clinton and thinks he’d get leniency from Trump on his hack of DOD material in 2010.
Ecuador and indubitably the Brits have been surveilling the Embassy, naturally and appear, other sources say, to have video of Corsi and Stone coming and going from it around the time of the formation of the Campaign. This is very bad for Trump.
We understand now the reasons for recent tweets including one last week in which Trump angrily took up his attacks on the Mueller probe once more and said it was off the rails. Trump is said to have been infuriated that he was named in the Corsi Plea paperwork, which he saw right before Thanksgiving; of greatest possible significance is, of course, the implicit assertion that Trump is likely to have been in on everything and signing off on everything from the beginning.
“No collusion, no collusion,” gracks the Raven on the LSD of denial as Mueller’s probe enters via the rear-entry target hiding in its combed-over tail feathers.
Let’s call Trump busted yet again for obstruction and collusion. Again.
We don’t yet know how our best outlets obtained the damning info about the feeding of information from Manafort’s faux cooperation to the WH.
But tonight on MSNBC’s Maddow, Ranking Member of the House Intel Committee Adam Schiff in his pleasant way, simply said as he begins to ascend to head of the House Intel Committee, “We will have to see what incentives Trump offered Manafort.” Read subpoena of Manafort’s lawyer. Let your imagination count the how do I love thee subpoenas to come.
Read, more information passed from the House Intelligence Committee come the dawn to Mueller that might ramp up this little game between Donald Trump and Paul Manafort to ”high crimes and misdemeanors.”
Oh, Mr. President. Please do pardon Paul Manafort. I forget which pundit today opined that “the tectonic plates would shift” in the Country. “Perhaps even the Senate.” Oh, right. It was the inveterate Fed Harry Litman.
Mueller’s people, i.e. Andrew Wiseman upon whom much dirt has been thrown by the Right, leaned hard on Manafort re what he knew about the Trump meeting wherein the former was present. Then there’s the fact that a few weeks ago we learned through a rare slip-up that Assange had been charged.
The Right, i.e. Giuliani and co-spinners on Trump TV are trying to undermine all of this, throwing dirt at Mueller. But are they not all impotent before the hegemony of Justice itself, not the DOJ, but Lady Justice? She who stands athwart the firmament itself with her constellated scales?
Le belle dame sans merci ne s’amuse pas…..
There’s no question that Trump leaned on the Manafort intel in drafting his answers to the Mueller questions.
We don’t know the extent of involvement of this merry band of corrupt lawyers in the White House and the Manafort team. But now, we can see if we but open our eyes, what has happened. Trump and Manafort have made a deal.
We only know what we can with our very good brains, what we can synthesize and store in the cranium as powerful knowing through careful scrutiny of the panoply of fast-moving revelations provided to we the people by the Free Press in the world, foreign and domestic.
We can only wonder how many times today the traitor and unindicted co-conspirator Donald John Trump, son of a German immigrant who made a fortune by cheating on his taxes, who in 1922 rewarded our then lenient immigration policy by joining the KKK and who inculcated his son with “hatred of men with black hair,” to reach back to Bly’s mid-career work during Vietnam, that the son of such a father rose to power with the help of the Russians.
Don’t discredit MI 6’s Christopher Steele anymore; buy and read the dossier. “Feed Your Head,” “golden showers” and all.
Copyright Jenne’ R. Andrews November 27, 2018….reblog or share but plse attribute c/ my thanks. j