Friday, May 26, 2017

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- May 26, 2017

US President Donald Trump speaks by phone with Russia’s President Vladimir Putin in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington January 28, 2017. Reuters

Eli Lake, Bloomberg: Trump's Allies, Convicted of High Crimes Without a Trial

Maybe Flynn committed treason. But so far no one has presented any evidence, just innuendo. That's not justice.

Heard any good Mike Flynn jokes lately?

How about this one from "Morning Joe," this week? "When it comes to legal issues, he's like Charmin. You just keep squeezing." Maybe you've seen Stephen Colbert's segment from February about Trump's former national security adviser: "It's funny 'cause it's treason."

Don't miss this exchange in the New Yorker last month with former acting attorney general Sally Yates. Reporter Ryan Lizza asked Yates about how she informed the White House counsel that Flynn had lied to his colleagues about his monitored conversations with the Russian ambassador. "You didn't just text, 'Heads-up, your N.S.A. might be a spy'?" Lizza asked. Yates quipped: "Is there an emoji for that?"

Well it's nice to see our elites are in such good humor about something so grave. If there truly was treason, it's no joking matter. If there was not, then this man's name is being tarnished unfairly. Ha. Ha.

Read more ....

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- May 26, 2017

The Mystery Behind the Half-Million Dollars Michael Flynn Received as a Foreign Agent -- David Corn, Mother Jones

Law Enforcement Turns on the Law and Order President -- Michael Tomasky, Daily Beast

The US leaks British secrets. Our special relationship should be with Europe -- Martin Kettle, The Guardian

Former CIA chief Michael Hayden says U.S. let down by intel agencies: ‘Disappointment and shame’ -- S.A. Miller, Washington Times

Something Is Deeply Wrong in the U.S. Intelligence Community -- American Interest

How Trump Really Could Make a Difference in the Middle East -- Liz Peek, Fiscal Times

NATO: Too big to fail, too small to matter? -- Seth A. Johnston, The Hill

Trump Hands Putin a Win at First NATO Meeting -- Robbie Gramer, Foreign Policy

At NATO Headquarters, Trump Again Fails to Lead -- Amy Davidson, The New Yorker

Trump’s defense budget looks a lot like Obama’s defense budget -- Alex Ward, VOX

Russian Electronic Warfare in Ukraine: Between Real and Imaginable -- Sergey Sukhankin, Eurasia Daily Monitor

The rapid rise of Libya's General Hifter -- Mustafa Fetouri, Al-Monitor

The Islamization of Kashmir's separatist movement -- Shamil Shams, DW

Forget North Korea's Nuclear Arsenal. Its Chemical and Cyber Weapons Are Already a Threat. -- Patrick M. Cronin, National Interest

Why civilian deaths in Iraq and Syria are increasing -- AFP

What is Iran's endgame in Syria? -- Up Front/Al Jazeera


Anonymous said...

Hey Eli, stick to your Neocon boilerplate articles drumming up more land wars in Asia for Israel fought by 'Murica.

Jay Farquharson said...


“I don’t know – it’s hard for me to see any U.S. ties to Russia…
except for:

the Flynn thing,

and the Manafort thing

and the Tillerson thing

and the Sessions thing

and the Kushner thing

and the Carter Page thing

and the Roger Stone thing

and the Felix Sater thing

and the Boris Ephsteyn thing

and the Rosneft thing

and the Gazprom thing

and the Sergey Gorkov banker thing

and the Azerbajain thing

and the “I love Putin” thing

and the Donald Trump, Jr. thing

and the Sergey Kislyak thing

and the Russian Affiliated Interests thing

and the Russian Business Interests thing

and the Emoluments Clause thing

and the Alex Schnaider thing

and the hack of the DNC thing

and the Guccifer 2.0 thing

and the Mike Pence “I don’t know anything” thing

and the Russians mysteriously dying thing

and Trump’s public request to Russia to hack Hillary’s email thing

and the Trump house sale for $100 million at the bottom of the housing bust to the Russian fertilizer king thing

and the Russian fertilizer king’s plane showing up in Concord, NC during Trump rally campaign thing

and the Nunes sudden flight to the White House in the night thing

and the Nunes personal investments in the Russian winery thing

and the Cyprus bank thing

and Trump not releasing his tax returns thing

and the Republican Party’s rejection of an amendment to require Trump to show his taxes thing

and the election hacking thing

and the GOP platform change on the Ukraine thing

and the Steele Dossier thing

and the Leninist Bannon thing

and Sally Yates prevented from testifying thing

and the intelligence community’s investigative reports thing

and Trump’s reassurance that the Russian connection is all “fake news” thing …

and Spicer’s Russian Dressing “nothing’s wrong” thing …

and the Chaffetz thing,....

and Session's non-recusal from the Russian thing after promising to recuse himself after lying to Congress about the Russian's thing,

and the Yate's firing,

and the Comey firing,

and the Bharara firing,

and the Larov/Kislyak/Trump meeting,

and the Russian Photographer thing,

and the Indicted Stone for the Russian Thing talking to Trump about firing Comey thing,

and Trump's Spokeswoman, Saunder's saying the Comey Firing was about shutting down the Russia/Trump Investigations thing,

and Lying Spice in the bushes with the candlestick,

and the Trump Lawyer's "No Russians" letter by the Russian Law Firm of the Year,

and the Comey/Trump/Tapes threat,

and the Larov/Russia trolling the US thing,

and Trump's Dirty Fucking Hippie "Peace in the Ukraine" Flower Power tweet after meeting Larov thing,

and the Guelen kidnapping and rendition thing,

and the Cohen/Artimenko/Sater Ukraine deal thing,

and the Eric Trump/Golf Courses/Russian Backers thing,

and the "Comey told me three times" thing,

and the 180 current and former Attorney General's letter calling for a special prosecutor,

and the Dutch TV ( Zembla) Investigative documentary, "The Dubious Friends of Donald Trump: Part 1, The Russians",

and Deutsche Bank executive William S. Broeksmit's "suicide",

and the sudden settlement of the Prevezon LLC money laundering case, in the wake of Attorney General Preet Bharara's firing by Trump,

Jay Farquharson said...

and the "thinking" then publicly saying that "Loyalty Oaths" to Hair Furour by Government Bureaucrats in violation of the Constitution is "normal" thing,

and Trump sharing classified intel with the Russian's during their meeting that was not cleared to be shared with the Russians,

and the War Zone Blood Diamonds thing,

and the Putin asked and Trump "couldn't say no" Kislyak thing,

and the Manifort tax free, $3.5 million dollar open term "loan" from the Russian Mob connected Bank of Cyprus Numbered Account,

and the Comey Meeting Memo noting that Trump tried to shut down the Flynn Investigation the day after Flynn was fired.

and the last minute Trump Toronto VEB/Schnaider bankruptcy bail out, while Putin was Chairman of the VEB Board.

and "the Family"/McCarthy/Ryan tape leak discussing who's on Putin's payroll,

and the SGM/Williams/IRI/Pence Political Consulting thing,

and the Flynn/Turkey cancellation of the US Militaries' anti-ISIS plan

and Flynn's lawyer rejecting the Senate subpena,

and Flynn taking the 5th,

and the Dana Rohabatcher thing,

and the Coates/Rogers thing,

and the Flynn/Svetlana Lokhova/GRU thing,

and the "they said I said Israel thing, but I never said it was Israel, but it was Israel," thing,

and the Russian disinfo op against the FBI faking a AG Lynch email,

and Trump lawyering up,

and Trump's lawyer Kazowitz also being Putin's Sberbank's lawyer,

and Session's non-disclosure of contacts with the Russians on his #86 NSC form,

and the reports of the FSB discussions on how to best leverage Flynn and Manifort,

and the Trump Administration's ramping up and full staffing of the Trump/Russia "war room" to push back against the Investigations,
while 445 Federal Appointee's havn't even been nominated by the Trump Administration, and remain vacant, (80%),

and Nevins/Stone/Mast/Florida GOP/Guccifer2.0/Russian collusion in Florida using the hacked and stolen DNC data sets.

and Pence being scared that Comey and McCabe also took notes of the conversations where he tried to get them to drop Trump/Russia

and Manifort's post resignation collusion with Prebius and other Team Trump members to get the FBI investigation quashed,

and the Kushner/Kisliak/Flynn meeting to set up secret, secure communications between Team Trump and the Kremlin using the Russians secure diplomatic channels,

and that the same meeting set up the Blackwater Prince's secret meeting in the Seychelles,

and the Senate subpoena-ing the Trump Campaign for all records and documents from 2015 forward thing

and Kushner's own Observer newspaper reporting that not only did the NSA's Rogers tell Trump that there was collusion between Team Trump and the Russians, but the NSA has the SIGINT.

Nope, nothing to see here,

all "perfectly normal",

The list just keeps getting longer, day by day, week by week, and it's only Day 127,


Anonymous said...

Jay, you really need a new catchphrase. This one's getting kind of stale....

Jay Farquharson said...


6 new things since I last posted it, added on,

93 trails for the investigations, 127 Trump Days.

There will be 4-6 new things added next week.