Monday, February 20, 2017

Donald Trump's lawyer, and other behind the scenes conspirators, slipped Mike Flynn a plan to lift sanctions against Russia before he was fired.

Trump and his attorney, Michael Cohen.
Courtesy of the New York Times:  

A week before Michael T. Flynn resigned as national security adviser, a sealed proposal was hand-delivered to his office, outlining a way for President Trump to lift sanctions against Russia. 

Mr. Flynn is gone, having been caught lying about his own discussion of sanctions with the Russian ambassador. But the proposal, a peace plan for Ukraine and Russia, remains, along with those pushing it: Michael D. Cohen, the president’s personal lawyer, who delivered the document; Felix H. Sater, a business associate who helped Mr. Trump scout deals in Russia; and a Ukrainian lawmaker trying to rise in a political opposition movement shaped in part by Mr. Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort. 

At a time when Mr. Trump’s ties to Russia, and the people connected to him, are under heightened scrutiny — with investigations by American intelligence agencies, the F.B.I. and Congress — some of his associates remain willing and eager to wade into Russia-related efforts behind the scenes. 

You might remember that Michael Cohen was featured prominently in the famous dossier put together by the former MI-6 agent.

And now here he is again mentioned in a article about pushing a policy that would benefit Russia.

And exactly HOW did Cohen and his cohorts plan to provide an incentive to get Americans to go along with the idea of removing sanctions against a country that just hacked our election?

By convincing Russia to pull out of Ukraine.

And how would they do that?

By first removing the current anti-Russian leader of Ukraine, and replacing him with a more pro-Russia leader:

But the proposal contains more than just a peace plan. Andrii V. Artemenko, the Ukrainian lawmaker, who sees himself as a Trump-style leader of a future Ukraine, claims to have evidence — “names of companies, wire transfers” — showing corruption by the Ukrainian president, Petro O. Poroshenko, that could help oust him. And Mr. Artemenko said he had received encouragement for his plans from top aides to Mr. Putin. 

“A lot of people will call me a Russian agent, a U.S. agent, a C.I.A. agent,” Mr. Artemenko said. “But how can you find a good solution between our countries if we do not talk?”

So if Trump facilitates, or at least ignores, a plan to overthrow the Ukrainian government, then Russia will pull their troops out of the area, and that will give Trump the ammunition he needs to justify removing those irritating sanctions against Russia and make his boyfriend Vladimir Putin very happy with him.

Okay so HOW exactly did this Artemenko fellow get his hands on this supposedly career ending information?

Well how does Russia typically get dirt on their political adversaries?

By hacking I would assume.

So this could yet be another case of Trump associates promoting the idea of using hacked information to destroy a political career so that they can manipulate a situation to favor their agenda.

Gee, where have we seen that before?

For his part Michael Cohen is doing damage control and has changed a key part of the story.

Courtesy of WaPo: 

Cohen, speaking with The Post on Sunday, acknowledged that the meeting took place and that he had left with the peace proposal in hand. 

But Cohen said he did not take the envelope to the White House and did not discuss it with anyone. He called suggestions to the contrary “fake news.” 

“I acknowledge that the brief meeting took place, but emphatically deny discussing this topic or delivering any documents to the White House and/or General Flynn,” Cohen said. He said he told the Ukrainian official that he could send the proposal to Flynn by writing him at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

I am not too sure how that really exonerates Cohen, but for their part the Times is standing by their initial reporting.

Gee who to believe. The slimy attorney for one of the most duplicitous human beings on the planet, or the New York Times?

Yep, that's a tough one alright.



    "House Judiciary Chair Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) announced today that the impeachment proceeding against President Hillary Clinton would proceed directly to a vote of the full House.

    “We know everything we need to know,” said Goodlatte. “This woman belongs in prison, or worse, for the high crime of treason.”

    House Speaker Paul Ryan added, “We knew Hillary Clinton was incompetent and we knew she was corrupt. But trading favors with Vladimir Putin to throw the election, and to enrich the Clinton business interests, is a new low, even for the Clintons.”

    “I don’t want to pre-judge this, since the Senate still needs to vote to convict,” added Senate leader Mitch McConnell, “but her behavior makes Benedict Arnold look like a patriot.”"

    *IF* Clinton had done everything Trump did and won. If the circumstances were completely flipped, the Republicans would have starting impeachment right after the inauguration.

    Instead we get their double standard hypocrisy.

    "A curious question for this Republic is whether it’s better or worse that our would-be dictator is so thoroughly incompetent and disorganized. You might say that a more competent demagogue would do even more damage. By now, he would have a fully staffed administration in place. There would be less chaos, less infighting, and a more consistent game plan.

    At the same time, Trump’s very weirdness makes him that much more dangerous. Trump’s approval ratings keep dropping, but it’s a long way to 2018. The question is which pays the price first – the Republicans or the Republic."

    More competent demagogue? That would be Mike Pence.

    1. Anonymous2:44 PM

      Believe you me, Pence was "carefully" chosen.

    2. Anonymous3:13 PM

      Why else would Pence have accepted the V.P. position? The rigged election was planned with a nincompoop "with enough working fingers to sign Executive Orders," easily manipulated.

      Wouldn't be surprised to find the twitter leaks from the WH are by Pence to escalate the verdict of Incompetent (Impeachable/Amendment 25)

      I wonder what ever-revengeful Trump has on Pence to bring him down when becomes Pres.?

      Maybe will Trump resign before his tax documents are subpoenaed by the Senate Intelligence Committee? It is all in there, and he knows it. His brand would be toast when we find out for sure he is worth bubkis. Or would it? He has declared bankruptcy many times. It must be loans from Putin, but with all T's accountants would they not be hidden 3X over?

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  2. Anonymous2:52 PM

    "President-elect Donald Trump’s team has taken a lot of heat for threatening to kick a CNN reporter out of Trump Tower for being “rude” during a Wednesday press conference.

    But the media is forgetting that then-Sen. Barack Obama’s campaign kicked off three reporters from his plane who worked for papers that endorsed Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain in the 2008 presidential race."

    Now, Trump is different because he doss make things up, but he has a few times made valid points about how the media is notorious for taking something and twisting it so bad truth will never see the light of day. In a way, some reporters are like bloggers, all of whom regularly do that.

    But people are forgetting that Obama did kick people off a plane for supporting McCain and Biden's security did at least once lock a reporter in a closet size room during a dinner.

    1. Don the bluesman3:12 PM

      Take a breath Sarah,you're hyperventilating

    2. Don the bluesman3:13 PM

      Take a breath Sarah,you're hyperventilating

    3. Anonymous3:55 PM

      Where is your link?

      How is this relevant?

    4. Anonymous5:58 PM

      Sarah, please go get your meds adjusted.

    5. Anonymous6:23 PM

      Is that you, Alicia Mangelsdorf? You and your Mama look so much alike on page 3:

    6. Anonymous7:48 PM

      This seems somewhat too coherent to be an Alicia M comment.

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  5. Anonymous3:26 PM


    Insults fly as UK Parliament debates Donald Trump's visit
    By Hilary ClarkeLondon

    (CNN)US President Donald Trump was accused of behaving "like a petulant child," during a debate in the British parliament about the controversial decision to invite him on a state visit to the UK so early in his term.

    The comment arose as members of Parliament were discussing a petition calling for the trip to be downgraded because of Trump's "well-documented misogyny and vulgarity.".... that to grant the honor of a state visit to a president who had acted "like a petulant child" would send the message that Britain approved of his behavior and comments.....

    1. Anonymous3:50 PM


    2. LOL.

      Wonder who drew the short straw in the White House to explain to Trump what "protozoan" means.

      Even the guy that spoke in support of the visit wasn't kind. ""So it is to my mind foolish to allow our personal views and assessments of an individual, and some of their more grotesque characteristics and behavior, to blur what is in Britain's national interest.""

      "Fellow Conservative MP Crispin Blunt said withdrawing the invitation risked embarrassing the Queen, but that the trip could simply be postponed. He suggested that 2020 -- the 400th anniversary of the Pilgrims' journey to America -- would be an appropriate moment for a state visit."

      Oooo, there ya go! With any luck Trump won't even be alive by 2020 and certainly won't be president. Then all they have to do is to NOT invite Pence.

      "If Trump's trip was downgraded to an "official visit," the President would be deprived of a ride in the Queen's carriage, gun salutes, a banquet at Buckingham Palace and other ceremonial honors typically associated with full state visits."

      Oh, yeah. They should so downgrade it.

      "No US President has received a state visit in his first year in office.
      President Barack Obama was afforded the honor 28 months into his tenure, while George W. Bush was extended the invite after 32 months at the White House."

      What do you want to bet Trump bullied May into making the invitation, bypassing all protocols and procedures?

  6. Anonymous3:36 PM

    "What’s an example of a deal that’s too risky for you?

    There was an incident a few years ago in the Ukraine—"

    "The guns-and-ammo side will always be there. Frankly, Trump and his administration won’t really change anything for our business in that respect. Remember, we only deal with states that are allied with the US, and even there we have clear lines regarding exactly what can and cannot be sold or supplied to friendly states."

  7. Anonymous3:39 PM

    Over 60:

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  8. Anonymous3:42 PM

    I didn’t think I’d ever leave the CIA. But because of Trump, I quit.

    Edward Price, a former analyst and NSC spokesman, said he thought he'd spend his career at the CIA. The Trump administration changed his mind. -

  9. Anonymous4:27 PM

    What do they mean by ex- advisor, Carter Page was just making the rounds last week on the Sunday programs with his lies. Has he been fired?

    WATCH: Ex-Trump adviser Carter Page tries to sidestep Russia ties in bizarre interview on British TV

    Carter Page, the former foreign policy adviser to the Trump campaign and an oil industry consultant spoke with Channel 4 News about the leaks coming out of the Trump White House prompting questions about the administration’s ties to Russia.

    Page alleged in the interview that acting attorney general Sally Yates, who was fired by President Donald Trump earlier this month, “was certainly part of some of the attacks against General Flynn,” the national security advisor who was asked to resign last week.

    Interviewer Jon Snow asked whether Page “regrets the passing of General Flynn.”

    Page responded by describing Flynn as an “individual of great integrity,” to which Snow pointed out that Flynn lied to the vice president. “If you’re working 18-hour days—” Page started before Snow cut in again, “He lied to the vice president.”

    Snow later grilled Page over his work with the Trump campaign last year and his alleged ties to Russia. “Let’s get it on the record,” he said before asking whether Page had ever met with various Russian officials. “Totally false,” Page replied.

    “You were a foreign policy adviser to Mr. Trump and one presumes it was your life in Moscow that recommended you for that job,” Snow said. “That’s totally false,” Page replied, noting he was one member of a foreign policy team.

    Snow explained Trump has called on Page by name, “So he knows of your existence,” adding later, “You must have been fairly key for one like Donald Trump who has the attention span of two and a half minutes to have remembered your name.”

  10. Anonymous4:35 PM

    Isn't Cohen the same guy who has repeatedly denied that he was in Prague at the time he supposedly got/took this letter?

  11. Anonymous4:42 PM

    Why would a personal lawyer write a letter of importance to the NSA chief w/o his own client either knowing about it or even HAVING TOLD HIM to write that letter?!

    LIAR, LIAR, PANTS ON FIRE!!! The Red Con is COMPLETELY involved with this, no matter how many smoke screens are going up!!!

    1. At some point, Trump's lackeys are going to refuse to fall on their swords to protect him and he'll go down.

  12. Anonymous5:23 PM

    Trump has lousy actors attempting to erase his debt and lawsuits. It will not work and will in fact make it worst.

  13. Anonymous5:55 PM

    What an incredibly complex web of deceit the Trump people are navigating. It is becoming so difficult to deny, obfuscate and hide from the spin has become insane. They are increasingly finding it harder to hide their devious criminal behavior. We must try our new president for treason as soon as possible before anymore harm is done.

  14. Anonymous6:33 PM

    "Says who?"

  15. Anonymous7:52 PM

    Pro Trump demonstrations planned!

    Overpasses for America!

    Overpasses For America Missouri Kansas City area out showing their colors and supporting President Trump.
    (Could this be the park and honk for Sarah morans?)


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