Mueller Wants Trump’s Business Records. What’s the Russia Connection?

 


Felix Sater, right, with Mr. Trump in 2005. Mr. Sater discussed securing money for a Trump Moscow project through a Russian bank under sanctions.

 

The investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election has expanded to include President Trump’s family business, with the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, subpoenaing the Trump Organization for documents related to Russia.

For more than 30 years, Mr. Trump has repeatedly sought to conduct business in Russia. He traveled to Moscow in 1987 to explore building a hotel. He applied for his trademark in the country as early as 1996. And his children and associates have met with Russian developers and government officials on multiple occasions in search of joint ventures.

But the company says nothing has come of it. Mr. Trump tweeted in January last year, shortly before his inauguration: “I HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH RUSSIA — NO DEALS, NO LOANS, NO NOTHING!”

So what about the Trump Organization’s Russian connections might be of interest to Mr. Mueller?

 

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The Blonde and the Rolls-Royce

A blonde woman walks into a bank in New York City before going on vacation and asks for a $5,000 loan.

The banker asks, “Okay, miss, is there anything you would like to use as collateral?”

The woman says, “Yes, of course. I’ll use my Rolls Royce.”

The banker, stunned, asks, “A $250,000 Rolls Royce? Really?”

The woman is completely positive. She hands over the keys, as the bankers and loan officers laugh at her.

They check her credentials, make sure she is the title owner.

Everything checks out. They park it in their underground garage for two weeks.

When she comes back, she pays off the $5,000 loan as well as the $15.41 interest.

The loan officer says, “Miss, we are very appreciative of your business with us, but I have one question.

We looked you up and found out that you are a multi-millionaire. Why would you want to borrow $5,000?”

The woman replies, “Where else in New York City can I park my car for two weeks for only $15.41 and expect it to be there when I return?”

 

Mere Days Before Retirement, Andrew McCabe Former #2 FBI Chief Has Been Been Recommended To Be Fired

One can only hope formal charges are soon to follow that because yanking his pension ain’t gonna hurt this guy.

There are way too many skeezy fuckers out there who will literally throw money at the guy and hire him on to some bullshit Think Tank or some other form of corporate welfare.

Sessions may fire top FBI official Andrew McCabe before pension eligibility

by PETE WILLIAMS

WASHINGTON — The FBI’s Office of Professional Responsibility has recommended the firing of former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, who remains on the payroll — a move that could put the veteran official’s pension at risk, according to officials familiar with the process.

The recommendation is now before Attorney General Jeff Sessions. OPR has already determined that McCabe should be fired and it’s now up to Sessions whether to reverse that recommendation or to accept it.

McCabe is due to retire this weekend. If Sessions were to fire him before then, it would place McCabe’s federal pension at risk.

The Department of Justice won’t comment directly, but did issue a statement: “The Department follows a prescribed process by which an employee may be terminated. That process includes recommendations from career employees and no termination decision is final until the conclusion of that process. We have no personnel announcements at this time.”

The OPR recommendation follows an internal report from the DOJ inspector general, which concluded that McCabe was not fully forthcoming in answers about whether he talked to a reporter about the FBI’s investigation of the Clinton Foundation.

Officials familiar with what’s happening say Sessions will act on the OPR finding soon. The expectation is that he will accept it and fire McCabe.

A Japanese Doctor…

 

A Japanese Doctor Kensuke can’t find a job in a hospital in the Miami, so he opens his own clinic and puts a sign outside,: ‘Get treatment for 30 dollars – If not cured get back 150 dollars.’

A vigilant American lawyer Steve thinks this is a great opportunity to earn 150 dollars and goes to the clinic.

Steve: ‘I have lost my sense of taste.’

Kensuke: ‘Nurse, please bring my special medicine from box No. 17 and put 2 drops in patient’s mouth.’

Steve: ‘Ugwh. this is kerosene.’

Kensuke: ‘Congratulations, your sense of taste is restored. 30 dollars please.’

The annoyed lawyer goes back after a few days to recover his money.

Steve: ‘I have lost my memory. I cannot remember anything.’

Kensuke: ‘Nurse, please bring my special medicine from box no. 17 and put 2 drops in patient’s mouth.’

Steve (mad): ‘This is kerosene. You gave this to me last time for restoring my taste.’

Kensuke: ‘Congratulations. You got your memory back. 30 dollars please.’

The fuming lawyer pays him and then comes back a week later determined to get back 150 dollars.

Steve: ‘My eyesight has become very weak I can’t see at all.’

Kensuke: ‘Well, I don’t have any medicine for that, so take this 150 dollars.’

Steve (staring at the banknotes): ‘But this is 30 dollars, not 150 !’

Kensuke: ‘Congratulations, your eyesight is fixed. Give me back 30 dollars which I gave to you and 30 dollars more please.’

Eric Holder To GOP: ‘You Want To Have A Knife Fight, We’re Gonna Do It’

 

Former Obama Attorney General Eric Holder used violent anti-GOP rhetoric in a campaign stop in Wisconsin Thursday, challenging Republicans to a knife fight.

Holder couched his violence in passive-aggressive legalese, saying, “We have to be ready to, you know, not do anything inappropriate, not do anything improper, certainly not do anything unlawful. But to the extent that they want to have a fight, let’s do it. You want to rumble, let’s rumble. You want to have a knife fight, we’re gonna do it.”

Holder’s statement was reported by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Heading to the fall elections, Holder said Democrats need to be more disciplined and focused to match Republicans.

“We have to be ready to, you know, not do anything inappropriate, not do anything improper, certainly not do anything unlawful,” he said. “But to the extent that they want to have a fight, let’s do it. You want to rumble, let’s rumble. You want to have a knife fight, we’re gonna do it.”

Holder was in Milwaukee as part of a two-day campaign swing though Wisconsin for Supreme Court candidate Milwaukee County Circuit Judge Rebecca Dallet for the April 3 election against the Republican supported candidate, Sauk County Circuit Judge Michael Screnock. The Wisconsin Supreme Court election is non-partisan but is heavily politicized.

In 2008, Holder’s boss Barack Obama said in his first presidential campaign at a stop in Philadelphia, “If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun. Because from what I understand, folks in Philly like a good brawl. I’ve seen Eagles fans.”

A Democrat gunman, James Hodgkinson, waged a mass shooting attack on Republican congressmen last year, wounding House Majority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA), Capitol Police officer Chrystal Griner, congressional aide Zack and lobbyist Barth Matt Mika.

Holder’s political group, the National Democratic Redistricting Committee, is spending a reported $140,000 in digital advertising for Dallet and is also suing Gov. Scott Walker for not holding special elections to fill two vacant state Legislature seats.

Holder served as attorney general from 2009 to 2015 and has the distinction of being the first cabinet member in history to be held in contempt of Congress.

 

SOURCE: The Gateway Pundit 

Chicago Students Trash Walmart During Walkout Over Gun Violence

 

VIDEO HERE 

Via Fox 32:

Chicago police are trying to identify the dozens of students from Simeon Career Academy who they say took part in a vandalism spree while they were supposed to be protesting guns.

Shoppers and store employees were stunned by the destruction Wednesday morning at the Walmart in Chatham Market on the South Side.

Chicago police say it started when students at neighboring Simeon Career Academy were allowed to leave the school for 17 minutes to take part in the nationwide walkout to protest guns.

Police say between 40 and 60 of those students crossed the street and trashed parts of the store, knocking over product displays, yanking items off shelves, breaking packages and stealing small items like chips and candy.

Costco Selling Doomsday Prepper Meal Kits: $6,000 Feeds A Family Of 4 An Entire Year

 

I cannot say if this is a good deal or how the food tastes, etc., but I found it interesting that a “big box store” is going mainstream with a marketing plan whose target is people who might be interested in planning for very tough times. If I did the math correctly, the price comes to about $1.37 per meal. It could be Costco needs to rethink their marketing strategy here. Instead of marketing to the post-apocalyptic crowd, they could market to the busy young family of four as “ONE AND DONE”. No more going to the supermarket. No more standing in line. Simply have a years worth of food delivered (this package includes free shipping) to your doorstep and you and your family are set for an entire year! To read more on this story: click HERE.

SOURCE: The Feral Irishman

Illegal Alien Acquitted of Murdering Kate Steinle Sues Feds for ‘Vindictive Prosecution’

 

Jose Inez Garcia-Zarate, the illegal alien acquitted last year of murdering 32-year-old Kate Steinle in July 2015, has sued the federal government, demanding that it produce documents “pertaining to vindictive prosecution and collusion” with the state government in its prosecution against him.
In November, a San Francisco jury found Garcia-Zarate not guilty of murdering Steinle, agreeing that although he had the gun from which the fatal shot was fired, the discharge could have been accidental.

The jury did convict Garcia-Zarate of felony possession of a weapon. He had seven previous felony convictions and had been deported five times before finding “sanctuary” on the streets of San Francisco, a noted “sanctuary city.”

The federal government immediately issued a warrant for Garcia-Zarate’s arrest for violating the terms of his 2015 federal prison release. It then charged him with federal crimes — “for being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition, and for being an illegally present alien in possession of a firearm and ammunition.”

 

As reported by CourthouseNews.com, Garcia-Zarate is alleging “that federal agencies colluded with the San Francisco police, district attorney’s office and sheriff’s office” and that he is being subjected to double jeopardy — being tried for the same crime twice.

In the motion, filed Tuesday, Garcia-Zarate’s attorney complains: “Almost immediately after the death of Ms. Steinle, then presidential candidate Donald Trump began to use Mr. Garcia-Zarate as the symbol of the dangers of illegal immigrants and the need for a wall between the United States and Mexico.” The attorney also cites several tweets by President Donald Trump as proof that his client is being subjected to unfair treatment

The federal charges that follows, the attorney argues, violate Garcia-Zarate’s rights to due process: “Though broken up into two counts, these allegations address the exact same conduct as that for which he was convicted in San Francisco.”

To prove his case of “vindictive prosecution” and collusion between state and federal law enforcement, Garcia-Zarate is demanding all records of communication between federal, state, and local law enforcement about the case.

Ironically, California is currently battling the federal government over state laws that restrict cooperation and communication between state and local government with federal immigration officials.

 

SOURCE: Breitbart News

Vanessa Trump Files For Divorce From Donald Trump Jr.

 

 

Vanessa Trump filed for divorce against her husband Donald Trump Jr. late Thursday in Manhattan Supreme Court.

“After 12 years of marriage, we have decided to go our separate ways,” the couple told Page Six in a joint statement. “We will always have tremendous respect for each other and our families. We have five beautiful children together and they remain our top priority. We ask for your privacy during this time.”

The president’s daughter-in-law filed for an uncontested proceeding, meaning she’s not likely to fight her ex for custody of the couple’s five children or over their assets.

Legal experts say the former couple likely has a prenuptial agreement.

“Prenuptial agreements and confidentiality agreements are in the Trump dynasty DNA so I would be surprised if Donald Jr. went into the marriage completely naked,” said divorce lawyer Michael Stutman, of the firm Stutman Stutman & Lichtenstein LLP. He is not involved in the case.

Vanessa and Don Jr., ​both ​40, were married in 2005.

Page Six first reported that they were struggling with marital problems related to Don Jr.’s travels and controversial tweets.

The filing comes the same day as special counsel Robert Mueller subpoenaed President Trump’s family business, demanding that the Trump Organization release information related to Russia.

Don Jr. and his younger brother Eric Trump have been running their father’s company while he’s in office.

Nancy Chemtob, another family law expert who is not representing either party, said Vanessa could invoke spousal immunity to avoid testifying against her husband while their divorce is still pending.

Chemtob speculated that Vanessa may be filing for the split now to secure a financial settlement before the Mueller probe potentially puts her husband’s assets at risk.

SOURCE: Page Six

Thomas Jefferson Once Said……”The Tree Of Liberty Must Be Refreshed From Time To Time With The Blood Of Patriots And Tyrants”.

 

* I could not live with myself for failing to protect women in danger. Call it sexist if you must, but if you’re unarmed and under attack, would you really think to call an unarmed, untrained statist? Would Pajama Boy save your life, or would he drink hot chocolate and talk about Obamacare?
* I know human nature. Like the Shadow, I know what evil lurks in the hearts of men.
* I know that many criminals experience pangs of conscience. I also know that it does not prevent them from being predators, only that it occasionally causes them to feel badly for a few fleeting seconds thereafter.
* I know that sociopaths exist, in greater numbers than most imagine, and that they have no conscience.
* Some people really like hurting others. Rarely does one need to engage in psychological navel gazing to understand the actions of predators. They do it because they want to do it, because they like to do it, and some, because it is an intense sexual thrill.
* Such people are everywhere, and are for most, impossible to pick out of the mass of mankind.
* Such people can be stopped only by the presence of overwhelming and imminent force: the gun.
* Living a self-imagined virtuous life is no defense against such people.
* Having a Progressive political and social philosophy not only is no defense against such people, it encourages, helps, even creates them.
* Politicians sometimes speak of a “war on crime.” They have no idea. The streets are the battlefield, and whether we like it or not, we are all the combatants.
* The predators that would carry that battlefield into our homes are usually the most dangerous of all. They’re willing to bet people are unarmed, and if they are, take advantage.
* The possibility of having to fend off an armed attack in a mall, theater, restaurant, or other public place has never been greater, and if statists get their way, it will become the new normal.

SOURCE: The Feral Irishman

Gun-free zones are actually free-fire zones for killers. Every mass shooting for decades has taken place in a “gun-free” zone. This is no coincidence.
* Anti-gun statists know this, but feeling good about their superior morality in establishing such zones is far more important to them than the lives of the little people like you and me.
* The police have no legal obligation to protect me—or anyone.
* The police simply can’t protect anyone; there are far too few of them and far too many of us.
* When seconds count, the police are always minutes (or in Detroit and many other places, an hour) away.
* I accept personal responsibility and live accordingly.
* As an adult, I am solely responsible for my continuing existence.
* Accepting personal responsibility encourages me to be continually aware of my surroundings.
* Having situational awareness means it is more likely I won’t ever need to use my handgun.
* My training and experience give me confidence that if I do need it, I will use it effectively and properly, though I will still pray to God to make me fast and accurate.
* It gives me the ability to deter those younger, stronger or more numerous than myself.
* It gives me the ability to defeat those younger, stronger or more numerous than myself if they are too stupid, too drugged, or too predatory to be deterred.
* Criminals fear the guns of armed citizens far more than the guns of the police. They should.* Domestic terrorists and murderers have always been with us. The victims and survivors of Columbine High School (1999), Virginia Tech (2007), Sandy Hook Elementary School (2012), the Boston Marathon attack (2013), the Pulse Nightclub attacks (2016), the Las Vegas Attack (2017) and the Parkland attack (2018)—and I–have no doubt of this.
* In virtually every school shooting in recent American history, the police played virtually no role in stopping the killers. In some, Armed citizens did. * We are at war with uniquely deranged, blood-thirsty terrorists determined to slaughter Americans on American soil. The citizens of Orlando, and many other American cities now have no doubt about this.
* As ISIS and other terrorists are destroyed on the battlefield and their influence shrinks, they will be much more likely to focus on where we are most vulnerable.

 

can imagine few feelings worse than being unarmed when and where a terrorist or mass shooter attack takes place.
* Even unarmed, I would have no option but to attack killers shooting innocents.
* Armed, I would be able to save at least some lives and stop at least some killers.
* I could not bear the thought that I could have saved lives, but was prevented by virtue signaling politicians and other fools.
* It is important to me to know that I can make a real difference when it most matters.
* I appreciate well-designed and made devices.
* Firearms are like fire extinguishers. When one is needed, it’s needed right now, badly, and nothing else will do.

SOURCE: The Feral Irishman

Beyond Offensive — CNN Runs Story Comparing ICE Deportations To The Holocaust

 

It’s 1984 Doublespeak lunacy.

Via Daily Caller:

CNN is pushing a story that compares ICE to Nazis, citing a Jewish woman who believes that deporting illegal immigrants is similar to actions the Nazis took during the Holocaust.

In a tweet on Thursday, CNN wrote, “A Jewish woman heard an undocumented immigrant and her two daughters were on the run from ICE. Driven by thoughts of the Holocaust, she risked her own comfort to offer them shelter.”

The full article tells the story of a Jewish woman who is hiding a Catholic, Latino family from deportation by Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

“For the woman, the link from the present to the history of World War II is strong,” the authors write, noting that Jewish people also feared being kicked out of their homes during the Holocaust.

The article apparently does not feel the need to point out the key differences between Jewish people during the Holocaust and illegal immigrants in the U.S. — chiefly that Jewish people were being exterminated by their own government.

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IG Could Soon Release Explosive Report On FBI’s Clinton Probe, As Sessions Weighs Firing McCabe

 

Via Fox News:

The Department of Justice’s inspector general could soon release his expected explosive report detailing a more than yearlong review of the FBI and DOJ’s Hillary Clinton investigation – an effort that has already put top FBI official Andrew McCabe and his pension in jeopardy.

Over the last year, Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz has been reviewing the FBI and DOJ’s actions related to its investigation into Clinton’s use of a private email server while she was secretary of state.

Horowitz has told lawmakers he is aiming to release the report in the “March, April time period.”

On Wednesday, fresh evidence emerged that Horowitz may be winding down his efforts. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is considering firing McCabe over the findings in Horowitz’s review, sources said.

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Tell The Truth Now

 

If you suddenly found yourself in the midst of a civil war in this country, who would you be more afraid to go up against out of these two groups of people?

Or


I can damn well tell you who I would rather have on my side in a heart beat.

New California Declares ‘Independence’ From California In Bid To Become 51st State

 

The founders of New California took an early step toward statehood Monday with the reading of their own Declaration of Independence from California, a state they describe as “ungovernable.”

Their solution: Take over most of current-day California — including many rural counties — and leave the coastal urban areas to themselves.

“The current state of California has become governed by a tyranny,” the group, led in part by vice chairman Robert Paul Preston, declared in a document published online.

The split would look something like this, per the group:

“After years of over taxation, regulation, and mono-party politics the State of California and many of it’s 58 Counties have become ungovernable,” the group said in a statement, citing a “decline in essential basic services” including education, law enforcement, infrastructure and health care.

The group, organized with a council of county representatives and various committees, hopes to model their split after the state of West Virginia. That’s according to CBS, whose Sacramento affiliate filmed the reading in a sparsely filled conference room.

Claiming the authority of Article 4, Section 3 of the U.S. Constitution, the aspiring 51st state plans to convince California’s Legislature to split the state before submitting the resolution to Congress.

The effort remains, to be clear, a long shot.

A California venture capitalist named Tim Draper sought in 2014 to split the Golden State into six parts, including the “State of Silicon Valley.” It failed to make the ballot.

New California’s work with regular California’s state Legislature won’t likely start in earnest until later this year or early next year, organizers told CBS.

“We have to demonstrate that we can govern ourselves before we are allowed to govern,” Tom Reed, a founder, told the network.

 

SOURCE: USA Today

Fifty Bucks

 

Ken and his wife Edna went to the state fair every year, and every year Ken would say, ‘Edna, I’d like to ride in that helicopter’.

Edna always replied, ‘I know Ken, but that helicopter ride is fifty bucks, and fifty bucks is fifty bucks’.

One year Ken and Edna went to the fair, and Ken said, ‘Edna, I’m 85 years old. If I don’t ride that helicopter, I might never get another chance’

To this, Edna replied, ‘Ken that helicopter ride is fifty bucks, and fifty bucks is fifty bucks’.

The pilot overheard the couple and said, ‘Folks I’ll make you a deal. I’ll take the both of you for a ride. If you can stay quiet for the entire ride and don’t say a word I won’t charge you a penny!
But if you say one word it’s fifty dollars.’

Ken and Edna agreed and up they went. The pilot did all kinds of fancy maneuvers, but not a word was heard. He did his daredevil tricks over and over again, but still not a word…

When they landed, the pilot turned to Ken and said, ‘By golly, I did everything I could to get you to yell out, but you didn’t. I’m impressed!’

Ken replied, ‘Well, to tell you the truth, I almost said something when Edna fell out, but you know, ‘Fifty bucks is fifty bucks!’

FBI Was Aware Of Potential Violence From 17 Year Old Who Killed 1, Wounded Two Because Of Islam

 

Once again.

Via Daily Mail:

Investigators say Corey Johnson, a high school drop-out from Jupiter, Florida, had previously been the focus of an FBI bulletin triggered by reports of his violent tendencies.

The 17-year-old was arrested on Monday morning on one count of murder and two counts of attempted murder stemming from the violent triple stabbing during a slumber party at the BallenIsles Country club in Palm Beach Gardens.

The grisly incident began unfolding at around 6am when police got a 911 call from the residence at 334 Sunset Bay Lane, reported CBS12.

Responding officers found Eileen Simon, her 13-year-old son Dane Bancroft and another boy, identified as Jovanni Brand, suffering from stab wounds.

Simon and Bancroft were rushed to a hospital to be treated for multiple knife wounds. Brand, who turned 13 on Monday, was pronounced dead at the scene after having his throat slashed.

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Tijuana Residents Laugh At Border Wall Prototypes, Call Trump ‘Loco’

 

Why don’t the people of Mexico understand that America has to protect and secure our Northern and Southern borders….During the September 11 attacks of 2001, 2,996 people were killed (including 19 terrorists) and more than 6,000 others wounded. These included 265 on the four planes (including the terrorists), 2,606 in the World Trade Center and in the surrounding area, and 125 at the Pentagon. We will go to any cost to keep these terorist groups from just walking across our borders and MURDER Americans! There are many other reasons to protect our borders and  “TERRORISM”  is just one of them……Papa Mike

1. Islamic State (ISIS)

2. Al-Qaeda

3. Taliban (partnered with al-Qaeda)

4. Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan

5. Boko Haram (now pledged to ISIS)

6. al-Nusra Front (a branch of al-Qaeda)

7. Hezbollah

8. Hamas (a sub-group from the Muslim Brotherhood)

9. Kurdistan Worker’s Party (PKK)

10. Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (the FARC)

They won’t be laughing when the wall is completed.

TIJUANA, Mexico (Reuters) – Mexican residents of a poor Tijuana slum in the shadow of eight prototypes of U.S. President Donald Trump’s planned border wall called the project a waste of money and laughed at the idea the monolithic slabs will stop desperate immigrants.

Several locals called Trump “loco” for thinking that spending billions of dollars on barriers would stop people determined to escape poverty and violence in Mexico and Central America. Trump made his first visit to California as president on Tuesday. His stop in San Diego to visit the prototypes was greeted by demonstrators on both sides of the border.

In the scrappy Rancho Escondido neighborhood on the Mexican side, protesters shouted over the line “we won’t pay for your wall,” in reference to Trump’s insistence that the structure should be financed by Mexico.

U.S. soldiers, some with binoculars, focused back across the border, standing atop trailers placed ahead of the visit that blocked the view of Trump from the south for both protesters and local residents.

“The size of these walls is not going to matter,” said Rogelio Perez, 48, who lives in the trash-strewn sprawl of cinderblock homes and makeshift huts grouped around a lot for abandoned cars, in sight of the 30-foot (9 meter)-high concrete and steel models.

“I even think they’ll try to cross with those pole vaults that they use in the Olympics,” he said as he awaited Trump’s visit.

The prototypes, designed by six U.S.-based companies and unveiled last October, stand a few feet apart on the eastern edge of San Diego, several hundred feet from the rusty, stunted existing fence, part of a patchwork barrier that winds along the 1,954-mile frontier between the United States and Mexico.

Trump has sought $18 billion in funding to build the wall over the next two years. Magda Palacios, 56, joked that investing that money south of the border would be more effective at stopping the flow of people into the United States.

“It would be better, instead of putting up fences, to send us the checks,” she said, flinging scrap metal into buckets in the yard of a house she made from salvaged junk.

Beyond the jokes, there was an undertone of sadness and anger among some locals, who said Central American and Mexican immigrants offered more to the United States than they take. They expressed dismay that Trump viewed them as a danger.

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