Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Former Trump National Security pick, scandalized by charges of plagiarism, will now lobby for powerful Ukrainian oligarch.

Courtesy of the Daily Beast:  

A would-be Trump White House appointee who withdrew in the face of plagiarism allegations is now lobbying on behalf of a Ukrainian oligarch who has recently advocated greater concessions to the Russian government, according to newly filed documents. 

Monica Crowley told the Justice Department's National Security Division that she will represent billionaire Victor Pinchuk in discussions with U.S. government officials “and other policy makers” regarding “issues of concern to Mr. Pinchuk.” 

Crowley, a Fox News contributor, was in line for a senior post at the White House National Security Council until reports from CNN and Politico reported that she had plagiarized large portions of her 2012 book What the (Bleep) Just Happened and her Columbia University Ph.D. dissertation.

Now isn't THAT interesting?

By the way Pinchuk, the Ukrainian oligarch Crowley would be lobbying for, has demonstrated pro-Russian sentiments and has written a column suggesting that Ukraine abandon plans to join the EU and instead acquiesce to Russia's intervention.

But of course you probably already assumed as much.

I swear, they are not even trying to hide this shit anymore.


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  3. Anonymous11:56 AM

    Monica would lobby for Charles Manson if he paid her enough.

    GOP motto, I got mine, fuck you

    1. Anonymous3:13 PM

      That makes her a prostitute, right?

  4. Anonymous12:20 PM

    There are simply NO connections between ANYone in the Trump campaign or administration with ANYone or ANYthing from Russia.

    They don't know anyone from Russia and have never talked to anyone from Russia. They can't even find Russia on a map. They've never had vodka or caviar.

    They've never even HEARD of Russia. What IS this 'Russia' that you talk about??

    And all those visits and emails and phone calls and internet connections and business connections and money transactions you have evidence of?

    Look! Over There! It's a microwave camera!

  5. Anonymous12:35 PM

    It seems that all involved in any way with dRUMPf are scum of the earth. Karma sure is slow when dealing with all of them....

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  7. Anonymous1:20 PM

    POTUS leaked his own taxes and all his staff got was renewed grief trying to prevent us from leaking.

    Keep your eyes on the ball. National Security is what's most important.

  8. Anonymous1:21 PM

    It just amazes me how unpatriotic Republicans in general and Trump administration members in particular have become since 9/11/2001. Then they were all set to ban France from the planet for not joining Bush's "coalition of the willing." Now they are willing to push the US over the edge for what? Some bizarre allegiance to Vladimir Putin and his puppets in Ukraine? And GOP members of Congress, who are always so quick to wrap themselves in the American flag on their campaign trails, they are suddenly mute in the face of all of this unpatriotic and potentially treasonous behavior by their White House.

    1. Why? Are they being threatened in some way? Bribed? Blackmailed? If those things happening to Trump, why not all his henchmen and gophers?

    2. Anonymous3:18 PM

      But what about the rank and Seig Heil file Trumpkins? They aren't all being blackmailed - so what makes all of them (many who likely lived through the Cold War and know the origins of duck and cover,) suddenly forget to worship the military and develop a taste for borscht?

    3. Are we going to call it "Freedom Roulette" now?

  9. Anonymous1:22 PM

    Monica Crowley, who asked Putin to hack Hillary’s emails, registers as pro-Kremlin foreign agent

    Back when Monica Crowley was working as a Fox News analyst and de facto Donald Trump campaign surrogate, she created controversy by publicly calling on Russian president Vladimir Putin to illegally hack Hillary Clinton’s emails. Now that she’s officially registering as a paid pro-Kremlin foreign agent, it puts her earlier words in a startling new context suggesting a possible criminal conspiracy.

    Crowley tried to join the Trump administration earlier this year, and was announced as a deputy on the National Security Council. But that was immediately thwarted when it came to light that her most recent book was heavily plagiarized. Now she’s registering with the U.S. government as a foreign agent of a Ukrainian political figure who’s little more than a puppet of the Kremlin. Her paperwork claims she’s just now entering into the arrangement, and unlike Michael Flynn, she hasn’t received any past payments. But Crowley did, after all, use her role as a political reporter to call on Putin to steal and publish an American politician’s emails. At the time this was merely seen as overzealous posturing. What if it turns out that, like Flynn, she’s been taking payments from her foreign benefactor all along? Take a look:

  10. Anonymous1:26 PM

    Do you all remember when the Obama Administration and Hillary handed the Russians the goofy reset button? yeah that was goofy, but the real question, is the Obama Admin all traitors?

    1. No. You should read the article you linked to.

  11. Anonymous1:36 PM

    Chief of Chinese intelligence front group scrubs herself off the web after buying $15.8 million Trump penthouse

    ...However, further investigation revealed that Chen is also known as Xiao Yan Chen and Chen Yu and chairs the US arm of a nonprofit organization called the China Arts Foundation. Started in 2006 by the youngest daughter of a revolutionary Chinese leader, the organization has ties to the rich and powerful in China as well as military intelligence service members.

    There’s even a term for the daughter’s status: princeling, which refers to children of high-ranking Chinese officials or officers who are now powerful in their own right in business and politics. Deng is also a vice president of the China Association for International Friendly Contacts (CAIFC), an affiliate of the intelligence and foreign propaganda division of the armed forces of the Communist Party of China.

  12. Anonymous1:45 PM

    She will be shunned

  13. Anonymous1:46 PM

    But of course, this treasonous leftover plagiarist imbecile
    Is now getting paid by the Russians.

  14. Anonymous2:31 PM

    Monica Crowley sure knows how to pick them!

    Not that any of this turned out to be exactly brilliant analysis on Monica's part.

    FIRST RIPE TURD: When Sarah Palin was Donald Trump before Donald Trump was Donald tRUMP and Monica was all on board with at
    that shit!

    " I didn't believe Driftglass when he posted that Monica Crowley called Sarah Palin "Ann Margaret in 'Kitten with a Whip!'" But the official transcript proves that...well...she did:

    MS. CROWLEY: She is Ann-Margret in "Kitten with a Whip." (Laughter.) She is fabulous, okay? And it raises the question, where has she been? The Republican Party has been craving somebody new and fresh and dynamic.

    We've got video of the rest of Crowley's cravings right here:

    MS. CROWLEY: ...[McCain] pulled off the nearly impossible here with the selection of Sarah Palin and in his speech, which is that he has rebranded the Republican Party as populist, as reformist, anti-establishment, anti- corruption, and -- dare I say it -- hip and cool... "

    Here's part of the clip of Monica Crowley back wen she thought John McCain and Sarah Palin were about to grab the nation by their pussy!

  15. Sarah2:51 PM


    And the dood is from Oklahomie!

    Where he go to church?

    1. Anonymous3:24 PM

      The latest on "no fetuses in food" Shortey.

    2. Anonymous4:30 PM


      Lotion! Condoms! Republican Family Values!

    3. Anonymous7:06 AM

      I read the police report. No charges for the marijuana, hmmmmmm. Within a school zone, too.

  16. Anonymous2:57 PM

    Can't stand this bitch. Rhymes with "hunt".

  17. Anonymous3:12 PM

    Hope Columbia rescinds that PhD. Their integrity demands it.

    1. They should have immediately the plagiarism was exposed.

  18. Anonymous3:58 PM

    “So I repeat again, the senator from Kentucky is now working for Vladimir Putin.”

  19. Anonymous4:12 PM

    She's such a boner kill, seriously, Miss Piggy says what?

    I can't even listen to her after seeing that face...

  20. Her sister was married to Alan Colmes.

    Boy, I'll bet those Thanksgiving Dinners were entertaining.

  21. Anonymous6:13 PM

    Impeach trump!!!


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