Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Donald Trump Is Using Unsecured Communication Devices That Could Be Easily Hacked By A Foreign Government... Just Like A Common Hillary Clinton!

Remember when Hillary Clinton's private server controversy received an enormous amount of coverage and outrage during the 2016 presidential election?

Remember how the mere thought that Clinton might have used a device that could have been hacked by a foreign governments, therefore putting our national security at risk, hung around her campaigns neck like an albatross.

Do you recall all those accusations from Republicans and the Trump campaign that she broke laws and revealed classified government secrets to our adversaries was a never-ending outrage loop that played 24-7 on Fox News.

Yeah, about that.

Earlier this week Politico reported that Donald Trump refuses to use a secure cell phone to carry out the countries business and there was nary a peep by the GOP or their state run television station.

The article, released on Monday, detailed that Trump is presently using a cellphone that has not been equipped with proper security and that her flat out refuses to give up the device despite attempts by those around him to upgrade it's defenses against hackers.

The article revealed that Trump uses two cellphones, one dedicated for his Twitter addiction and another to make all his calls.

The problem is that the latter of the two has both a camera and microphone which security experts have warned him can be exploited by hackers.

According to the report Trump has gone as long as five months without getting his Twitter phone checked by security experts, posing additional risks.

For comparison President Barack Obama turned over his phones every 30 days to be examined for hacking and other suspicious activities.

And as we have been told by both the Republicans and Trump over and over and over again the significance of compromised governmental communications could be enormous!

Remember Trump isn't just some lowly Secretary of State and often uses his cellphone to speak with friends, advisers, former business partners, lawmakers and even the heads of countries like Russia... ohh... Ah, okay, now it starts to make sense.

In any event Trump's reluctance to secure his personal communications has most likely already exposed him to domestic or foreign surveillance efforts so now we have to LOCK HIM UP!

That was the law according to Republicans and the Trump campaign during the 2016 elections and by all rights should still be in play.

If anyone does ever gets ahold of Trump's phone we're guessing their going to find a yuge cache of pee-pee porn and love letters to uncle Putin.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Trump Releases A Special Coin Commemorating His "Peace Talks" With North Korea's Kim Jong Un... THAT HAVEN'T HAPPENED YET!

Donald Trump had his White House Military Office release the official coin for his North Korean summit with Kim Jong Un...

Nice coin and all but their is the slight problem that the summit between the two countries hasn't happened yet.

As you can see one side of the coin depicts silhouettes of Trump and Kim while the flip side features Air Force One taking off over the White House, .

The coin also refers to Kim as “supreme leader,” and denotes the occasion as “peace talks.

Trump isn't scheduled to meek with the "supreme leader" until June 12 in Singapore.

The kicker here is North Korea has all but promised to scrap the upcoming summit due to it's displeasure over both the military drills between the U.S. and South Korea, as well as remarks from national security adviser John Bolton preference for the "Libya model" of nuclear disarmament for North Korea.

As you know the leader of Libya, Muammar Gaddafi, was deposed and murdered and summarily mutilated soon after agreeing to get rid of his nuclear capabilities.

Nice model you have there John.

In any event the White House has officially thrown it's Military Office under the bus denying it had anything to do with the coin stating that they “did not have any input” whatsoever.

Monday, May 21, 2018

HEAR THEE, HEAR THEE! King Trump Does "Hereby Demand" A Justice Department Probe Into His Already Debunked Campaign "Spy" Claim

In an absurd Sunday morning tweet King Donald J Trumpington III declared that he would “hereby demand” a Justice Department investigation into whether the "FBI/DOJ infiltrated” his 2016 presidential campaign at the behest of President Obama.

Here is that royal decree...

That bit of self-serving fan fiction was one of about a half-dozen angry social media posts he wrote in just over one hour.

His royal highness' tweet was an apparent reference to a new conspiracy theory dreamed up in the right wing fever swamps and mainstreamed by Fox News that a spy was embedded into the Trump's 2016 campaign.

The wing nuts and their Dear Leader are determined to keep this story line alive despite it being thoroughly debunked when the New York Time's reported on Friday that it was not a "spy" but instead a secret source whom had met three of Trump's advisors Carter Page, George Papadopoulos and Sam Clovis as part of its investigation into Russian interference with the American election.

Proponents of reality based thinking have recoiled at Trump’s demand for an investigation of his political opponents and career law enforcement agents citing it would be tantamount to an abuse of power by this administration.

What is most stunning about this story is that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein actually issued a statement based solely on Trump's rage tweet saying that, if, in fact, anyone did infiltrate the campaign appropriate action will be taken. Seriously!

Whan all is said and done this ploy is nothing but an attempt by Trump and his right wing lapdogs to troll all his detractors to the point of distraction and delight his followers with threats that fly in the face of the very laws that shape our American democracy.

Trump Misspells First Lady’s Name In A Tweet Welcoming "Melanie" Home From Her Hospital Stay ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Last week Melanie.. ahem... Melania Trump checked into Walter Reed Hospital for what was described as treatment for a "benign kidney condition".

The procedure was reported to be routine, take 45 to 90 minutes, usually performed on a conscious patient, with a typical one-day recuperation period.

So when Melania arrived home late Saturday morning after spending a whole five days recovering from the simple operation you'd think Donald would take his time to at least post a proof-read tweet.

No such luck.

Here is the best Donnie could come up with....

Later in the day Trump, or someone who cared to notice, deleted the tweet and replaced it with one containing the correct spelling of his wife's name.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

MORE COLLU$ION! Trump Campaign Met With Gulf Emissary And Israeli Media Specialist Offering A$$istance

It sure looks like the Trump campaign was taking on all comers who offered goods and services to them regardless of what country they came from.

The New York Times reported today that Donald Trump Jr. met with a small group of people at Trump Tower in New York which included both an emissary for two Arab princes and an Israeli social media specialist, both of whom offered assistance to the Trump campaign three months before the 2016 presidential election.

Citing several people with knowledge of the encounters The Times identified the Gulf emissary as George Nader, a Lebanese-American businessman who reportedly informed Trump Jr....

"that the crown princes who led Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates were eager to help his father win election as president,"

Nader, who was stopped and questioned by FBI agents at Washington Dulles International Airport in January, is at this time fully cooperating with the special counsel Mueller's investigation into the Trump campaign.

The newspaper additionally reported that the Israeli social media expert, Joel Zamel, offered his company assistance in helping the Trump campaign gain an advantage over Hillary Clinton. According to the Times, the company had by then put together...

"a multimillion-dollar proposal for a social media manipulation effort to help elect Mr. Trump,"

The meeting was organized by prominent Trump supporter Erik Prince the former CEO of the murderous private security firm Blackwater and brother of Trump's Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.

That job for Betsy sure looks like a little quid pro quo there for Erik's hard work.

The report maintains that it is unclear whether a proposal was ever agreed to or acted upon.

What is clear is that Trump was ready to accept goods and services rendered by foreign actors for his campaign which has clearly been illegal since 1974 when the United States barred foreign nationals from giving money to political campaigns and it later barred them from donating to political parties.

In addition to that campaign financing laws also prohibit foreign nationals from coordinating with a campaign and from buying an ad that explicitly calls for the election or defeat of a candidate.

These meetings combined with the other Trump Tower get together between Trump Jr, Jared Kushner, and Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort with Russian lawyer, Natalia Veselnitskaya, who offered them incriminating information about Hillary Clinton definitively puts to rest the idea that the Trump campaign didn't collude with... umm... EVERYONE WHO OFFERED.

Lyin' Trump Claims The FBI And President Obama Put A "Spy" In His Campaign to "Frame" Him... So The FBI Crushed His Lie

Over the last few days Donald Trump has been alleging that the Department of Justice put a "spy" inside his 2016 presidential campaign in an effort to frame him for crimes he claims he "didn’t commit."

This specious claim seems to directly coincide with the reports that three of Trump's advisors Carter Page, George Papadopoulos and Sam Clovis had been meeting with foreign intelligence agents to relay their insights into Trump and his highly unethical campaign.

On Thursday Trump tweeted that President Barack Obama had "spied" on his campaign after watching former federal prosecutor and assistant U.S. attorney Andrew McCarthy drop that pile on Fox News...

Then on Friday Trump tweeted a second time in as many days that the government put a "spy" inside his campaign apparently quoting Fox Business Network anchor David Asman's regurgitation of a National Review article...

Not quite squeezing this turd dry Trump three hours later tweeted that if the reports are true, it would be the "all time biggest political scandal!,"...

After Trump's tweetgasm, in what can only be perceived as a reply to the unhinged conspiratorial rantings of the right wing which are then absorbed by the spongy mass contained in Trump's head and then vomited up on the internet, sources close to the F.B.I. shot down this claims through an article in The New York Times last night.

In a headline that read: "F.B.I. Used Informant to Investigate Russia Ties to Campaign, Not to Spy, as Trump Claims" the agency reveals the truth that they in fact dispatched a confidential informant to meet with Page and Papadopouloss as the investigation into possible links between Trump's campaign and Russia.

Citing individuals familiar with the matter the Times' article goes on to state...

"The informant, an American academic who teaches in Britain, made contact late that summer with one campaign adviser, George Papadopoulos, according to people familiar with the matter. He also met repeatedly in the ensuing months with the other aide, Carter Page, who was also under F.B.I. scrutiny for his ties to Russia,"

Additionally The Washington Post reported that in addition to Page and Papadopoulos the informant also had contacts with Trump's campaign's co-chairman, Sam Clovis, to talk about relations with China.

So it seems to be just another case of projection by Trump as it appears that it was in fact he who hired the spies that dwelled within his own campaign.

Friday, May 18, 2018

SCHOOL SHOOTING: Student Opens Fire At Texas High School Leaving 10 Dead, 10 Wounded (22 PICTURES)

On Friday morning a gunman opened fire in a Santa Fe, Texas high school killing ten and wounding 10 others.

Eyewitnesses told reporters that the gunman went from classroom to classroom and opening fire as he did so.

An official confirmed explosive devices were also found in the school and the “surrounding areas adjacent to the high school,” and urged nearby residents to keep an eye out for other devices.

Police are still investigating two residences near the school and had found explosive devices, including a Molotov cocktail, at a home and in a vehicle.

A Harris County Sheriff has confirmed that one police officer was injured in the attack.

Dimitrios Pagourtzis

Several news outlets reported that the police had taken one male suspect into custody who was later identified as 17-year old Dimitrios Pagourtzis.

Pagourtzis reportedly had two weapons, a shotgun and .38 caliber pistol he took from his father who had likely purchased them legally.

Information has already been retrieved from Pagourtzis' computer and journals saying that he wanted to commit the shooting and commit suicide, but “didn’t have the courage” to kill himself.

As of this afternoon three patients with gunshot wounds are at the University of Texas Medical Branch while one middle-aged adult male patient is in critical condition in the operating room and two other patients, including one adult woman and one person under 18, suffered gunshot wounds in the leg.

Pagourtzis has been charged with capital murder and aggravated assault of a peace officer.

Friday’s shooting was the 16th school shooting so far this year and the 10th since the February massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, which left 17 dead.

One of the student survivors in Santa Fe, Paige Curry, was reported saying that she was not surprised by Friday’s shooting...

It’s been happening everywhere. I’ve always kind of felt like eventually it was going to happen here too,

Following the news of the mass shooting in the Texas high school Donald Trump weighed in on the situation via Twitter...

Welcome to the new normal...

WATCH: Video Surfaces Of Bill Gates Explaining Just How Ignorant And Pompous Donald Trump Is (VIDEO)

Last night MSNBC's Chris Hayes aired an exclusive clip of billionaire founder of Microsoft Bill Gates talking to his foundation’s staff about how utterly ignorant and pompous Donald Trump is.

In the clip Gates explains that on two separate occasions when the two met Trump didn’t know the difference between the sexually transmitted diseases HIV, the virus that can lead to AIDS, and HPV, an infection that can cause genital warts and cancer.

The clip shows Gates telling the attendees that at both meetings, specifically recalling a March 2017 meeting, where Trump asked him about the difference between the two viruses...

He wanted to know if there was a difference between HPV and HIV. So I was able to explain that those are rarely confused with each other,

The reason Gates would know is that The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has donated millions to public health and development initiatives including a $140 million donation to help develop an implantable drug pump to prevent the spread of HIV.

Gates also said that at both meetings Trump asked him about the negative effects of vaccines inquiring "if vaccines weren’t a bad thing" because he was considering a commission to look into their ill effects.

Gates simply replied...

I said, ‘no, that’s a dead end. That would be a bad thing, don’t do that.’

Gates says Trump even arrived at one of the events but was driven to an awaiting helicopter only to return 20 minuets later so he could "make a grand entrance."

You can watch the full clip here...

Later, in a segment not included in this clip, Gates said Trump referred to himself in the third person telling him that...

Trump hears that you don’t like what Trump is doing,

After the campaign it was reported that Trump had asked Gates to be a science adviser in his administration but Gates refused citing that he could be of more help outside of politics.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Trump Says Immigrants "Are Not People" Are "Animals" As Congress Pushes For Severe Anti-Immigration Bill

Donald Trump referred to some people deported from the United States as “animals” during a roundtable discussion about California’s “sanctuary” law on Wednesday.

Trump uttered the slurs after a California sheriff at the roundtable began a tirade against MS-13 gang members, the right wings most recent in a long line of latino boogeyman.

When the sheriff was finished lamenting her inability to notify ICE on gang members who had not been charged or convicted of serious crimes Trump, seemingly triggered by the mere mention of MS-13, followed not by speaking about the gang but instead by painting all hispanics into one group of invaders...

"We have people coming into the country, or trying to come in — and we’re stopping a lot of them — but we’re taking people out of the country. You wouldn’t believe how bad these people are. These aren’t people. These are animals. And we’re taking them out of the country at a level and at a rate that’s never happened before. And because of the weak laws, they come in fast, we get them, we release them, we get them again, we bring them out. It’s crazy."

It’s the latest in Trump's series of statements stretching from his announcement to run in 2016 to present day that purposefully conflate immigration, criminality, and violence.

Trump's comments come as House Republican leadership committed on Thursday to hold a vote on a hardline anti-immigration bill demanded by the Freedom Caucus, a group of far right leaning congress members.

The hyper-conservative group has also been holding the "farm bill" hostage because it sets a path forward for DACA recipients, protected young undocumented immigrants who came to the US as children, unless they get a vote on their immigration bill first that would in turn block the previous bill's effort.

The sudden push comes as they perhaps realize that the midterm elections may wipe out the Republican's majority status in the House rendering it improbable that they could ever pass such an anti-immigration bill.

Trump Admits To Lie About Porn Star Mistress' Hush Money Payoff Triggering Justice Department Probe

Remember that porn star that Donald Trump didn't have an affair with and most defiantly didn't have his lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen pay $130,000 to to be quiet about the affair they didn't have one week before the 2016 presidential election.

Yeah, about that.

Turns out Trump was forced to admit in a federally required financial disclosure that he actually did reimburse Cohen between $100,000 and $250,000 for a payment he made to a "third party" according to the documents released Wednesday.

The required ethics form, called the “Executive Branch Personnel Public Financial Disclosure Report”, must include a list of all of Trump's personal liabilities in excess of $10,000 in 2017.

While no reason was given for the payment to Trump's lawyer in the documents, which were released by the Office of Government Ethics (OGE), Cohen has admitted to having paid the $130,000 in 2016 to adult film actress Stormy Daniels.

Even Trump’s newest attorney, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, earlier this month told Fox News that Trump reimbursed Cohen $130,000 for the payment to Clifford before the 2016 presidential election.

At this point Trump was the only one still keeping the "secret" having said that he had no knowledge about any payment made to Clifford through Cohen when asked on Air Force One late last month.

In any event the reverberations of Trump’s financial disclosure did not end there as immediately after it's release David J. Apol, the acting director of The Office of Government Ethics (OGE), sent a letter to U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein saying that Trump’s payment to Cohen...

should have been reported as a liability on his public financial disclosure report”... "for the calendar year 2016,"

Here is a full copy of that letter...

You will notice that the letter cites a previously requested investigation by the Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) into whether...

the failure to report it was knowing and willful,

Additionally Noah Bookbinder, CREW’s executive director, questioned how many other “similar payments” Trump has not disclosed.

Time will tell or Trump will do time.