Day 693 Friday November 30, 2018 898 Days to Go
Yesterday, I said I thought we were entering a new phase of the Trump presidency and today it arrived.
This clearly shows I am a genius.
So today I have a modest proposal (thank you Mr. Swift.)
If you are still a Trump supporter after hearing yesterday’s news I suggest you and Mr. Trump and his whole gang pack up and go join Mr. Snowden and Mr. Seagal in the country that has embraced them. In this way you’ll make room for all the people at our border who actually want to live here and will learn about citizenship as a part of their entering this country and will be loyal to the United States, unlike the current president.
Yesterday we learned that Donald J. Trump while candidate for president was attempting to secretly bribe Vladimir Putin with a $50,000,000.00 gift* and in exchange Trump would build a tower with money from a Russian bank that was sanctioned by the U.S. government. (That means a U.S. business can’t do business with that bank. And – oh by the way – it is tightly tied to Putin.)
*okay, it’s was to be a luxury apartment in Trump Tower Moscow and probably only worth half a million but the claim was fifty.
So let’s list Trump’s CV shall we?
Businessman with four bankruptcies and broke in the 1990s,
This is a guy that has surrounded himself with people of questionable character all his life.
This is a guy who has only run one public company and it failed (“But I made a lot of money.”)
This is a guy who as a business practice stiffs the people he hires, be it tradesmen or lawyers.
This is a guy who is described by his own lawyers “as incapable of telling the truth.”
Oh, so what did we learn yesterday?
Michael Cohen pleaded guilty to lying to Congress. He told Congressional Committees that the Trump Tower Moscow deal was over and dead in January of 2016 when in fact negotiations went on until June of that year.
The timing is interesting. On June 6th 2016 was the famous Trump Tower meeting between Don Jr, Paul Manafort, Jared Kushner, and the Russians. On June 14th the Trump Tower deal was dead.
Is there a connection?
You bet you ass there is.
Trump had been trying to build a tower in Moscow for years. It looked like this time he was close to accomplishing that with the help of Michael “I’d take a bullet for Trump” Cohen and Felix “break martini glass and shove stem in your face” Sater. Sater was negotiating directly with Putin’s spokesperson and offered a $50M penthouse in the yet to be built Trump Tower Moscow to Putin. Just to be clear, in case anyone doesn’t understand, this is bribery. It is called bribery. It is bribery. Bribery is a crime. People go to jail for bribing or being bribed.
People also go to jail for doing business with sanctioned banks.
What’s the connection? (Sorry, I got distracted.) Well, it seems the purpose of the June 6th meeting, as far as the Russians were concerned (and by this I mean Putin) was to signal that they were no longer interested in dealing with Trump on a business basis but rather they wanted to start dealing with him on a political basis. (“You want I steal email? I steal email. Okay?”)
It turns out the big bald dumb Matty Whitaker was informed that this was coming down. He didn’t or wasn’t able to muck it up.
He won’t be long for that job if he keeps that up. Hurry up Mat climb aboard the boat bound for Russia, you putz.
We still don’t know what will happen next. There is much talk about Trump going to the G20 and whether he’ll met with Putin. (He will take the meeting. Maybe, Trump will say something like, “Hey, I bumped into him in the hallway. What was I supposed to do? Not take an unscheduled 90 minute meeting with no one there but Putin and his Russian translators?”)
What will be said in the meeting? Many will report that we won’t know, but you my readers, you will get the first transcript of sound bites from that meeting (“There was no meeting”) meeting (“Well, we bumped into each other. That’s it. No meeting.”) meeting.
With my unique “Forward Listen Ahead Sound Detection System” (FLASDS – pronounced “Vlads”) I can now give you some sound bites from the soon to be held meeting (“There was no meeting!) meeting.
Donald Trump (DT) – “This looks bad.”
Vladimir Putin (VP) – “No worry. You doing great job.”
DT – “You think so?”
VP – “You doing great. Trust me.”
DT – “I don’t know. Michael …”
VP – “You want maybe he should have unfortunate accident? It can be arranged.”
DT – “What? No. You can do that?”
VP – “Of course. It happens all the time. Very unfortunate.”
DT – “No. Better not. Not after MSB.”
VP – “You mean MBS?”
DT – “Whatever. It would look bad.”
VP – “You worry too much. You doing great.”
DT – “You think so?”
VP – “Trust me.”
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