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October 29, 2019

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henry

This is suitably scary. How two factor ID makes hacking easier.

MarketWatch @MarketWatch
2m

If you’re not familiar with SIM swap fraud, prepare to be terrified. on.mktw.net/2MVQ5Lt

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/in-this-scam-criminals-can-clean-out-your-financial-accounts-with-just-your-phone-number-2019-10-29?

MissMarple2

hrtshpdbox,

I should have mentioned that that tweet was in reply to President Trump's tweet.

I fail to see how a guy who went native and converted to Islam while he was stationed in Riyadh and then voted for a communist in 1976 should have even been IN the CIA, let alone appointed the head of it!

I wonder if he has already been questioned by Durham and has posted that so that when he gets arrested he can claim political retaliation.

I read a rumor on Twitter that he is having trouble finding a good defense attorney because most of them have already been retained by others. I hope so.

I despise that guy. I mean I really hate him more than even Obama, I think. He's evil.

D

Rich:
Brennan sounds like he is issuing a last clarion call before he goes down with the ship.
I am against the death penalty , but hanging us too good for him.

MissMarple2

Maryrose,

Regarding Brennan I agree 100%!

Melinda

Barr’s comment on Wray can be interpreted in so man ways that it’s probably wiser NOT to assume any intent from the wily prosecutor past face value. Wray’s contributions could be either witting or unwitting, and we’ll never know until told.

Tom R

Rocco @ 11:49

If anyone is withholding exculpatory evidence that would exonerate Flynn, then I believe it would be DOJ attorneys who report to AG Barr that are doing that, not the FBI.

The $1 million dollar question I have been asking ever since the Mueller SC ended is, assuming there is exculpatory evidence, why hasn't AG Barr dropped the case?


D

Should be is too good
I cannot respond to TomR because the FBI started s counter intelligence investigation into a candidate and then President of the United States.Comey ,their head guy ,signed 3 FISA warrants based on false information that he knew at the time was unverified.Rosenstein also signed a warrant which was false on its face.
These are facts.

rich

Jim-

DC didn't steal the Expos. The franchise, at the end of their existence in Montreal, was basically in receivership (the MLB owned the team from 2002 until the Lerner group purchased the team (04-ish) to move them to DC). their last season in Montreal they were playing to record low attendance and playing home games in Puerto Rico. there is still a lawsuit circulating through the courts between the Nats and Orioles over television rights and revenue sharing.

Minneapolis stole the Senators.

D

Brennan to me is a communist spy who has been imbedded in our government for the past 20 years.
Does he still have a top security clearance?
If so ,someone on the Trump team dropped the ball and it should be corrected as soon as possible.

MissMarple2

https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1189193088981504000.html

Thread from Jason Meister who is on the Advisory Board of the Donald J. Trump for President campaign.

It explains why the Ukraine phone call sinks the entire impeachment farce.

D

Clapper looks guilty as sin and we have recently heard nothing but silence from McCabe.
Comey in s recent interview displayed irrational, zealot like behavior.
I think he has gone off the deep end along with Hillary.
I think down the road ,both will rely on the insanity defense to stay out of jail.

Barbara

It's interesting that the first thing targeted in the Trump administration was the NSC. Initially, I thought it was based on an Obama vendetta against Flynn, but perhaps not so much. MacMasters came in and proceeded to clear out the people brought in by Flynn. His policies, however, ran counter to the President's, so out he went.

Bolton is another curious character, but I'll set that aside for now. The question is, when and how did Vindman arrive at the NSC? Who brought him in or was he an Obama holdover?

I don't mean to go Hollywood here, but shades of the Costner film, "No Way Out", come to mind along with a touch of "7 Days In May".

Rocco

Thanks for the input all but I smell a whitewash coming. I hope Barr isn't more concerned about saving the integrity of the institution than exposing the truth. I'll remain skeptical.

Baby's awake, gotta run.

MissMarple2

Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrump
·
1h
“Over in Europe and Japan they have NEGATIVE RATES. They get paid to borrow money. Don’t we have to follow our competitors?” @Varneyco
Yes we do. The Fed doesn’t have a clue! We have unlimited potential, only held back by the Federal Reserve. But we are winning anyway!

MissMarple2

I missed the tweet I just posted, which I just caught. It was actually posted before the Nervous Nancy one.

Melinda

Barbara-

Flynn’s core team was scattered into the IC after his firing but before McMaster.

D-

May I have a link to all of the Rosenstein signed FISA applications that are unredacted, please? Thank you.

Narciso

He was a fao which is pentagon, and previously he had been stationed in moscow? So read betweem the lines. The significant he hadnt been in kyev, probably the russian imvasion, so hes witj thr taylor hill probably kent cohort.

Tom R

Maryrose,

Simple question for you. If the FBI follows proper law enforcement procedures and obtains a legal search warrant against a criminal suspect is "spying" the proper term to use to describe their law enforcement actions?

rich

test?

rich

humm that comment goes through.

rich

odd, there must be an offending word or phrase in a comment i want to post in response to Barbara.

Melinda

Rocco-

I don’t believe that’s correct. I think it’s within that prosecution team from DoJ.

rich

Posted by: Barbara | October 29, 2019 at 12:06 PM

there is a large professional staff in the Executive Office of the President and Obama appointed lots and lots of czars (striping out portfolios from confirmed cabinet secretaries and handing them over unconfirmed czars). from there he had all manner of secret working groups ...

rich

part2

... which shines a very different light on the Executive Office hack (that was 14 or 15, Powerline was about the only one to have covered that) and the Get Russia confab Obama had with a bunch of Wall Street sharpies (this was around '14 or '15 when Ukraine was on the front page).

clarice

https://thehill.com/homenews/media/467891-washington-post-columnist-boot-changes-al-baghdadi-column-after-criticism?fbclid=IwAR39xgGjJdBvkM--fF63TBv9LZ22BIiFdfm69buiOvqxDYeWa_KenD2ye1U#.XbhpSek6g8Y.facebook


As to Sandmann, I believe the claim is that the WaPo had the videos and they showed Sandmann made no effort to block the nutty Indian so they were under some obligation to verify claims that he had. I don't think the revised opinion helps the Post and neither do Sandmann's counsel who viewed it as a win,

rich

part 3

this also puts another light on the hillary secret server (my guess is that the secret working groups Obama had also had secret servers and one of those was breached and someone had closed the gap between a secret server and the executive office network which was exploited). it would also in way explain why susan rice typed out a cya on jan 20th and power unmasking hundreds of people. those 2 were in a secret working group and had authorities they most likely should have had.

rich

shouldn't have had.

sorry for the tl;dr steam of consciousness.

Barbara

Melinda,

That's very interesting. I don't remember the exact timing, but I do recall now that you bring it up that the President (or whoever) did not have them removed. It brings up the question of who handled staffing assignments in the interim between Flynn and MacMaster, who MacMaster brought in, and what happened with them after MacMaster left. If Flynn's team was "scattered", should I assume they were reassigned to less strategic positions?

GUS

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Loaded question beginning with the word "If"......

Narciso

So col vindman was lobbied by naftogaz the ukrainian gas firm that parnas and forman were competing with.

clarice

https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/10/free_flynn_jail_clapper_and_brennan.html

rich

or a masterpiece of conspiracism.

The Infamous Ignatz

--“Over in Europe and Japan they have NEGATIVE RATES. They get paid to borrow money. Don’t we have to follow our competitors?” @Varneyco--

Over a cliff?
NIRP is not healthy for children and other living things.

Narciso

Now the libyan?? Lobbyists seem odd they look reasonable but still odd.

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

rich: "Minneapolis stole the Senators."

Well, that was Surber's statement you're reacting to, but I have no reason to doubt you.
Still, cut me this much slack as I release my inner GUS: DC? Minneapolis? All these FULL COMMIE cities look alike to me!

Narciso

So now we know why thr friday fracas three weeks ago, someone wallet could potentially get light.

D

Don’t have a copy of the Rosenstein FISA warrant which if it was like the other three signed by Comey were not verifiable .
My understanding from Hannity is that false information was contained in them and that the dossier was not verified.I accept that as fact.
Someone please tell TomR that though I read his posts as I do everyone’s I will not respond to his posts.

D

Rich:
Excellent posts today which make perfect sense to me.

Tom R

Gus @ 12:38

No it was a common sense question.

We already know that the DOJ/FBI did not follow the law under Obama. The Horowitz IG report and Durham investigation will address that.

The issue regarding Wray is whether Trump and Sessions/Barr have been able to drain the Swamp and replace corrupt members of the FBI with agents who are ethical and follow the rule of law. FBI agents who are ethical and follow the rule of law don't resort to "spying" which is what Wray told everyone but a few idiot pundits didn't comprehend what he was saying.

Barbara

"a masterpiece of conspiracism"

rich,

I'm not sure which comment you're referring to here. I'm just to understand how the musical chairs were arranged and by whom. I'm assuming the new Advisors would want to bring in or elevate people trusted by him.

Another Bob

“Saudi Aramco”

So the Saudi’s are going to bust the joint out? Get that one last payday?

Surest sign the oil bidness as we know it is dead.

Captain Hate

There's a lot of disinformation being thrown around particularly by people DiGenova thinks he can trust.

Narciso

Naftogaz leading supplier had to be burisma which hunter had beem om the board of the ndi that taylor was also a part of they are affiliated with the atlantic council. Kwasnievski was also on the board but he also vouched for firtash, who is bad when guilianis helpers work for him, but not when he writes checks to davis and chertoff, anybody getting a grand mal johm nash

Melinda

Barbara-

We’re those staffers demoted, shifted, or strategically assigned? I have not one iota of knowledge beyond the fact that assuming anything with this administration has proved my undoing so many times that I’ve now learned to just say “Don’t!”.

Melinda

D-

Your understanding of Hannity’s interpretations may be the more complete explanation. The use of “IF” carries some weight as well, when assuming things.

Thank you for your very complete response.

MissMarple2

My position on Wray is that he is where he is because Trump wants him there.

It could be that he is there as a double agent; in other words, the Deep State thought he was on their side, but he really was acting for Trump. So perhaps the delays in releasing items were done in order to make them think that he would cover for them, and now they are discovering that it is just the opposite.

If Wray were a mistake, Trump would have no problem with firing him. He has the authority to do so and wouldn't give a hoot what the press said. See Scaramucci for a good example.

Which makes me wonder if Scaramucci was actually a spy for the Deep State who got hired and then discovered. He sure has become very nutty sounding and perhaps in a panic.

Boy, this IS like a mystery novel or spy movie, isn't it?

Narciso

Well cohen ratnick went over to oracle? And then special adviser to sessions derek harvey went to nunes staff as the nazguls at the basilisk (specially spencer ackerman!!) Tried to flag.

Narciso

I think he was the least worst choice of those available, he had proven himself untrustworthy in the ashcroft matter amonh other things.

Narciso

But then there is the matter if his supervising weissman on the enron task force.

Melinda

ABob-

I’m coming around to the idea that the Aramco IPO tease may be a honey pot trap for the greater Manhattan area. On again, off again teasing, all the while the wannabe managers make their pitches.

Starting to get a bit ripe, especially since some of the last few IPOs reeked of some shenanigans coming to market, WeWork’s scam aside.

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

henry's 11:50 is eye opening.

Narciso

I think scaramucci is begging hna to buy back skybridge, but they arent going into speculative plays they dumper their share of deutach bank.

Melinda

narc-

The Deutschebank games may be more of a game of LifeBoat than actual stand alone malfeasance. The CUM-FX case lays that open.

henry

China’s new cybersecurity laws under its Multi-Level Protection Scheme 2.0 (MLPS) will require that all internet service providers and mobile data providers require facial scans to sign up customers for new services. The laws will go into full effect on Dec. 1, 2019. This means that every new cell phone number assigned in China will be associated with a facial scan.

coming to a phone near you soon.

https://www.theepochtimes.com/is-chinas-invasive-new-cybersecurity-law-another-backdoor-to-american-intellectual-property_3126335.html

Narciso

Probably but i was struck they held the largest block of shares.

D

Scaramucci went to visit Cohen in jail. Why would either of these two jokers allowed near President Trump or the White House?
Very bad vetting and I wonder who is to blame for their hiring or placement.
Scaramucci is starting an AntiTrump PAC for 2020.
I wish Durham could find info to bring down the Mooch.

Captain Hate

Yes, Wray was the least bad that the Senate would confirm which means Cocaine Mitch is only so trustworthy.

MissMarple2

As I was watching my podcast, I learned that Wray is a financial analyst type, one who did audits and financial investigations.

This is interesting to me because all of these banks, money-laundering groups. double books operations and such are more his forte than some other candidates might have had.

James D.

rich @ 11:59

You're right, DC did not steal the Expos.

MLB, under the reign of Lying Buddy Selig, did their level best to murder the Expos, starting with the 1994 strike that ruined the franchise's best chance to win a World Series.

Then, before FINALLY letting them move to DC after two seasons of purgatory split between Montreal and Puerto Rico, MLB gutted the team, leaving DC with a bad joke of a team for several years, rather than the competitive team it could have been right from the start.

But that was par for the course for Lying Buddy; everything he touched turned to crap (except his own personal bank balance, of course).

Barbara

One person that comes to mind is K.T. McFarland, Deputy National Security Advisor under Gen. Flynn and for a brief time under MacMaster. She was named Ambassador to Singapore in May 2017.

Narciso

So the ceo of naftogaz came from price waterhouse,

MissMarple2

Stu has a short but funny thread up.

https://twitter.com/STUinSD/status/1189214933168410625

Narciso

And burisma acquired to components of naftogaz, how does one say surprise in ukrainian?

Captain Hate

Pelosi Galore is backtracking already on what the impeachment vote *really* means. Anyone thinking this senile bat really knows what she's doing has been listening to Top Men too many times.

Narciso

I try not to take lucille bluth seriously.

Narciso

National energy companies are rife with mismanagememt gazproms public issue went smooth, rosnefts is a rolling dumpster fire as greg p informs us.

MissMarple2

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/10/29/nsc-official-alex-vindman-testifies-in-full-military-uniform-despite-not-wearing-one-to-work-every-day/

Melinda

CH-

Just trying to throw “Peach Forty-Fi” into the courts, away from scrutiny and due process.

henry

FYI:

Roscoe B Davis🎖⭐️⭐️⭐️
@RoscoeBDavis1
Replying to @kaylow77 @Shem_Infinite

Alexander and his twin brother Yevgeny Vindman have some serious explaining to do. Both Ukrainian by birth, both holding dual citizenship and both holding TS clearances, (unusual for dual citizenship holders) both put in place by McMaster

MissMarple2

https://twitchy.com/samj-3930/2019/10/29/hunted-trump-aides-instead-of-terrorists-thread-serves-as-reminder-of-what-an-absolute-failure-john-brennan-was/

Well, not a failure at what HE was doing, just what we though he was SUPPOSED TO BE DOING.

henry

Hunter must be headed to Leavenworth...

CNBC @CNBC
2m

Joe Biden says Congress should pursue impeachment even if it hurts 2020 Democrats

Narciso

'What do you mean me, kemosabe' this is aa awkward as that film when bob crane tried to surf.

Barbara

From the Breitbart article (link below):

John Yoo, a former Bush administration Justice Department official, said Monday evening on Fox News’ “Ingraham Angle” that he found it “astounding” that Vindman would be advising Ukrainian officials against Trump’s interests.

“You know, some people might call that espionage,” Yoo said.

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/10/29/nsc-official-alex-vindman-testifies-in-full-military-uniform-despite-not-wearing-one-to-work-every-day/

rich

Posted by: Barbara | October 29, 2019 at 12:51 PM

it was all three of mine. i think my main takeaway would be that Obama politicized the Executive professional staff (and more generally the entire bureaucracy) to such an extent they became a "government-within-a-government" accountable to Obama, and once the election was certified, they went to work covering up the crimes of the previous administration and undermining the Trump administration at every step of the way.

it seems pretty obvious Obama and the deadenders of the previous regime really don't want anyone poking around Russia and Ukraine. why would be a follow up?

hrtshpdbox

I read an article the other day, can't remember who it was but it could well have been mentioned here, that pointed out that even if Trump were somehow removed from office by the Senate, there is nothing in the constitution or anywhere else saying he couldn't run again in 2020 anyway! Could you imagine, under those circumstances, Republicans wanting anyone other than Trump to run?

Jane

"Isn't it Wrays FBI that is withholding exculpatory evience that could exonerate Flynn?"

Yes. I don't trust him either.

sbwaters

"It is shameful to question their patriotism

Misdirection. Patriotism is not the issue. There is enough other stuff to compromise testimony.

Besides, how he feels about the conversation is irrelevant to the issue of impeachment.

We pay news reporters to sort through this stuff. Stop paying them if they don't.

sbwaters

Hrt, Trump would be subject to "disqualification to hold and enjoy any Office of honor, Trust or Profit under the United States".

clarice

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/congress/democratic-leaders-walk-back-thursday-impeachment-vote

rich

i thought part of an impeachment conviction was not being able to hold a position of profit or trust after? but then there is Alcee Hastings so i'm probably wrong.

MissMarple2

I guess I am going to have to grit my teeth and go gas up the car this afternoon. It is supposed to be wetter and much colder tomorrow and the next few days.

I am entering my winter hermit mode where I don't want to leave the house.

henry

OK... here goes

Breaking News Feed @pzf
3m

JUST IN: NCAA will permit athletes to be compensated for their names, images and likenesses, Board of Governors says.

henry

Missed this popcorn consumption opportunity yesterday:


Max Blumenthal
@MaxBlumenthal

I was arrested on Friday on a COMPLETELY FALSE charge manufactured by the Venezuelan opposition related to their siege of the embassy in DC. I spent 2 days in jail, was shackled for extended periods & was denied my right to call a lawyer. Here's the facts:

https://twitter.com/MaxBlumenthal/status/1188933829387534338

Jane

I'm waiting for "The Plot Against The President" to arrive. According to Amazon it's about this:
__ far away. Get crackin'!

Barbara

rich | October 29, 2019 at 01:41 PM

I agree completely.

Narciso


Gosh we should spring for the colectivo head ahot for him

https://twitchy.com/sarahd-313035/2019/10/28/this-is-incredible-politico-senior-media-reporter-runs-interference-for-katie-hill-by-trying-to-manufacture-dirt-on-redstates-jen-van-laar/

Robin

I want to return to what was discovered during the raid when Baghdadi was killed. The president said they found lots of documents about ISIS, what if it included information about this from a commenter at the Wretchard link:

Obama armed and financially supported ISIS thinking they would
overthrow Assad. Shipping arms to ISIS via Turkey was the whole reason
we were in Benghazi (operation Zero Footprint). Exposure of the purpose
is why Obama preferred to let everyone be massacred than send troops to
save them. It's why everyone who survived had to sign a NDA.

The
Gang of Eight at the time - including Pelosi, Schumer & Boehner -
had been read in and supported arming ISIS. McCain knew as well - which
is why the Benghazi hearings never went anywhere.

The New York
Times reported as much in 2016.

I would very much like to know what was found in Baghdadi's lair. I sure hope we find out before the election.

James D.

So is Max Blumenthal related to the odious Sidney?

If so, too bad the DC cops didn't just shoot him and be done with it.

Jane

I read that the other day Robin, except for this part:

Exposure of the purpose
is why Obama preferred to let everyone be massacred than send troops to
save them.

henry

I would rather have the current closing of cash pipelines continue, with the accompanying financial straight jackets put on evil doers (whether Soros, the EU, or Iran, if they are truly different). Let's get the benefits before showing our hand.

Barbara

Re: the Vindman twins:

both put in place by McMaster

Posted by: henry | October 29, 2019 at 01:30 PM

Well, how about that.

henry

James D, Max is son of Sidney.

Deep state is a heriditary nobility in their own minds. (aka organized crime under the law).

D

Rich:
Also agree completely.
Clarice:
Thank you for the wonderful informative links!

Barbara

Thank you, Henry. That's just what I was looking for.

Jack is Back!

Now here is a tactic that I can see the Dems using here to multiply their voter base: From the Torgraph about UK December election.

"Votes for 16-year-olds could scupper December election - live
It looked like an election was a certainty when Labour said this morning it would back a December poll. Yet Boris Johnson's bid to go to the people before Christmas could be pulled if MPs vote for an amendment that would lower the voting age to 16. A No 10 source said the Government would pull the General Election bill today if it is amended to lower the voting age to 16 or to give votes to three million EU nationals living in the UK. Danielle Sheridan has the latest developments as MPs debate the Government’s bill. But if a general election is called, which party benefits from the vote happening in December? Tony Diver, Josh Wilson and Mason Boycott-Owen explain all.

As another General Election potentially looms, the battle for No 10 will be fought and won online. Yet could cyber criminals and fake news ruin the chances of a fair vote? James Cook looks at the sophisticated hacking and online influence campaigns faced by the Government. Amy Jones analyses why a first non-Thursday election since 1931 could be good news for the Tories.
And in a piece of non-election focused political news, Ruth Davidson has abandoned her plan to take a second job with a lobbying firm."

D

Robin:
That is an incredible revelation.

Robin

Jane, do you remember if Paul Ryan was part of the Gang of Eight?

D

Robin and Jane:
I am dumbfounded by this report.
Just shocking!

henry

Robin,

Ryan was in the gang of 8.

from wiki:

The Gang of Eight is a colloquial term for a set of eight leaders within the United States Congress who are briefed on classified intelligence matters by the executive branch. Specifically, the Gang of Eight includes the leaders of each of the two parties from both the Senate and House of Representatives, and the chairs and ranking minority members of both the Senate Committee and House Committee for intelligence as set forth by 50 U.S.C. § 3093(c)(2)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gang_of_Eight_(intelligence)

Tom R

I did some more digging and Sidney Powell is asking the judge to order the DOJ to turn over the contents of Misfud's phones to Flynn's defense team. I can understand why the DOJ opposes this. Flynn plead guilty to lying to the FBI. His case centers around his phone call with the Russian ambassador (which was perfectly legal) as well as his lobbying efforts for Turkey. Whatever evidence is on Misfud's phone (FISA abuse by Obama officials to spy on Trump) almost certainly has nothing to do with Flynn's case.

On that note while I am sympathetic to Flynn because he opposed Obama's Iran nuclear deal and did nothing wrong involving the phone call to the Russian ambassador, there has to be some legit reason that AG Barr is not dropping Flynn's case and clearing Flynn of any wrongdoing.

If Flynn was getting paid by Turkey to lobby on their behalf AFTER Trump took office and Flynn was the National Security Advisor then IMO that is a significant ethical lapse and conflict of interest on Flynn's part. I have no idea whether Flynn informed Trump or anyone else about his lobbying contract with Turkey. If Flynn did not disclose his lobbying contract with Turkey and/or lied to Trump about it then I can see Trump ordering the DOJ or Mueller SC to punish Flynn for his unethical transgressions. That is one possible explanation for AG Barr's actions. I can't think of any others that explain the DOJ's actions against Flynn.

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