Monday, June 19, 2017

While busy hacking our election, the Russian government was also renewing licenses on Trump trademarks. Well, what a coinky dink.

Courtesy of the New York Times:

Last year, while hacking Democrats’ emails and working to undermine the American presidential election, the Russian government also granted extensions to six trademarks for Mr. Trump that had been set to expire. The Trump trademarks, originally obtained between 1996 and 2007 for hotels and branding deals that never materialized, each had terms that were coming to an end in 2016. 

Despite their inactivity, the Trump Organization sought extensions for the trademarks from Rospatent, the Russian government agency in charge of intellectual property. In a series of approvals starting in April 2016 and ending in December, Rospatent granted new 10-year terms for the trademarks, the agency’s records show. 

Four of the approvals were officially registered on Nov. 8 — Election Day in the United States. 

Under normal circumstances, renewing trademarks in Russia is generally a routine matter, and there is nothing to suggest from the few public records available that Mr. Trump was shown favoritism. Still, extensions are not guaranteed and can be subject to challenge — particularly if, as in this case, the trademarks went unused for years, according to interviews with a half-dozen lawyers specializing in intellectual property law.

Okay okay now this does not necessarily prove any kind secret deal making between Trump and the Russian government, it could all be very routine.

But then there is this: 

Beyond the questions about Russian government approvals, the trademark renewals cast doubt on Mr. Trump’s oft-stated insistence that he has no business interests in Russia. Mr. Trump has made the claims in response to investigations of possible collusion between his associates and Russia during and after the election. 

In January, he wrote on Twitter, “I HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH RUSSIA — NO DEALS, NO LOANS, NO NOTHING!” He told NBC News in May that he has “no investments in Russia, none whatsoever.” And on Thursday, he expressed frustration on Twitter over scrutiny of his “non-dealings” in Russia.

Gee look, another lie.

I don't know about everybody else but I am pretty much past giving Donald Trump the benefit of the doubt about ANYTHING.

Sure this information is not definitive proof of anything, but if you throw it in with the rest of what we know about Trump and his interactions with the Russians it starts to seem like the kind of circumstantial evidence that gets people sent to death row.


  1. Anonymous11:51 AM

    Donald Trump's Favorite Poll Shows Approval Rating Drop

  2. Anonymous11:58 AM

    She ain't happy.

  3. Anonymous12:01 PM

    The fucker is horrible...more lies proven on a daily basis. He is NOT qualified to be potus and does not represent me in any manner.

    He's frightening, deplorable, a liar, cheat, racist, war monger and fraud. ALL proven FACTS!

  4. Anonymous12:02 PM

    The best way to describe Donald Trump so far is that he's a typical elderly Fox News viewer, with a median age of 72, who yells at the TV.

    I know them well, since some of them are family members. During Obama's presidency, I'd often ask--during which time they were living well--why they were so upset and why they watched so much Fox News.

    The answer that almost always came up was that they wanted to get out their frustrations.

    Donald Trump is acting the same exact way, only he's been doing it since he announced his candidacy and most likely the day after he won the election.

    He's made no secret that he doesn't like to read and he views cable TV news at all hours for his information. But mostly he watches it to see himself, and routinely shoots off tweets about the whether the coverage he receives is "fair" or "unfair."

    However, you'd think he'd yell at the tube more discreetly since he occupies the Oval Office now, right?

    Instead, he's losing it more than even the average Fox News viewer.

    It's very unsettling that he has the nuclear codes.

  5. Anonymous12:03 PM

    And in return Trump gifts Putin with....Cuba. Make America Last apparently.

  6. Anonymous12:16 PM

    NSA Director Mike Rogers Admits Definite Trump/Russia Collusion

  7. Anonymous12:18 PM

    At off camera no audio briefing, Spicer took a question from a Russian reporter but not from CNN

    Special Counsel Gets Ready To Turn Trump’s People Against Him With Witness Flipping Expert

  8. Anonymous12:24 PM

    The Trump Administration Has A New Plan For Dealing With Russia

    A classified document by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson lays out a new path for Russia and the US. But does the president, weighed down by scandal and investigation, support it?

  9. Anonymous12:29 PM

    You can bet Trump's Ruskie hotels and whatnots are not too far away from becoming a reality for the traitor.

  10. Anonymous12:47 PM


    Jim Acosta 

    At off camera no audio briefing, Spicer took a question from a Russian reporter but not from CNN. #pravda

    11:13 AM - 19 Jun 2017


    Jim Acosta 

    There is a suppression of information going on at this WH that would not be tolerated at a city council mtg or press conf with a state gov.

    11:19 AM - 19 Jun 2017


    Jim Acosta 

    Call me old fashioned but I think the White House of the United States of America should have the backbone to answer questions on camera.

    11:20 AM - 19 Jun 2017


    Jim Acosta 

    Make no mistake about what we are all witnessing. This is a WH that is stonewalling the news media. Hiding behind no camera/no audio gaggles

    11:17 AM - 19 Jun 2017

  11. Anonymous1:21 PM

    at this point, i find myself thinking fondly of George W. Bush.

    1. Anonymous2:45 PM

      I said that yesterday. It still felt strange to me because of what bush did to everything. Trump wants to do that X 100

  12. Anonymous2:56 PM

    But, but, but little Donnie is new to government and he doesn't know he shouldn't lie to the American people, says the pooper scooper Paul Ryan.

  13. Anonymous3:03 PM

    Donald Trump and Russia: The Timeline

    The twists and turns so far, explained.

  14. Anonymous3:04 PM

    Flynn failed to reveal Middle East trip to broker U.S.-Russia nuclear deal before election: Democrats

  15. Anonymous6:22 PM

    This passes the "duck test". If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck....


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