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Dino Durrati

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LOL. Barr Offers Top Dems a Peek at A Less Redacted...

AG William Barr tried to entice six top democrats into taking a peek at a less redacted Mueller Report today, a trap that would apparently restrict their ability to discuss the report with their colleagues, and which wouldn’t include evidence from the Grand Jury. Leadership said no dice. (Click through to read letter, will not download.) CBS News “Congressional Democrats have declined an offer by Attorney General William Barr to view a less redacted version of the report by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, as only 12 members of Congress would be able to read the report and could not discuss it with other members of Congress. In a press conference Thursday morning, Barr made the offer to the House speaker, the Senate majority leader, the House and Senate minority leaders, the chairs and ranking members of the House and Senate Judiciary Committees, and the chairs and ranking members of the House and Senate Intelligence Committees. These members of Congress, as well as one staffer for each member, could review a less redacted version of the report in a reading room, but could not take the report out of that room or discuss it with other members of Congress. “Unfortunately, your proposed accommodation—which among other things would prohibit discussion of the full report, even with other Committee Members—is not acceptable,” congressional Democrats said in the letter to Barr. The letter was signed by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, and the ranking members of the Senate Judiciary and Intelligence Committees, Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Mark Warner. “While the current proposal is not workable, we are open to discussing a reasonable accommodation with the Department that would protect law enforcement sensitive information while allowing Congress to fulfill its constitutional duties,” the letter concluded.” Nice try, Wile E. Genius at work.   Please follow me on Twitter @durrati  

Mueller Established Assange Cynically Used Seth Richs’ Murder to Cover for...

The Muller report firmly establishes that Julian Assange used Seth Rich’s murder to cover for his GRU sources after he published DNC emails on Wikileaks. I say used his murder because would he have dared to smear Rich, attributing to him the theft of the DNC material if the young man were alive to defend himself? I think not. Deplorable. Daily Beast “Julian Assange not only knew that a murdered Democratic National Committee staffer wasn’t his source for thousands of hacked party emails, he was in active contact with his real sources in Russia’s GRU months after Seth Rich’s death. At the same time he was publicly working to shift blame onto the slain staffer “to obscure the source of the materials he was releasing,”  Special Counsel Robert Mueller asserts in his final report on Russia’s role in the 2016 presidential election. “After the U.S. intelligence community publicly announced its assessment that Russia was behind the hacking operation, Assange continued to deny that the Clinton materials released by WikiLeaks had come from Russian hacking,” the report reads. “According to media reports, Assange told a U.S. congressman that the DNC hack was an ‘inside job,’  and purported to have ‘physical proof’ that Russians did not give materials to Assange.” Seth Rich was murdered on July 10th, 2016. Mueller establishes that Assange coordinated with the Russian cutout DC Leaks in June 2016, and GRU persona Guccifer 2.0 in July to obtain the DNC material: “As laid out by Mueller, Assange’s involvement in Russia’s election interference began with a June 14, 2016 direct message to WikiLeaks’ Twitter account from “DC Leaks,” one of the false fronts created by the Russians to launder their hacked material. “You announced your organization was preparing to publish more Hillary’s emails,” the message read, according to Mueller’s report. “We are ready to support you. We have some sensitive information too, in particular, her financial documents. Let’s do it together. What do you think about publishing our info at the same moment? Thank you.” A week later, WikiLeaks reached out to a second GRU persona, Guccifer 2.0, and pitched WikiLeaks as the best outlet for the hacked material. On July 14, 2016,  GRU officers used a Guccifer 2.0 email address to send WikiLeaks an encrypted one-gigabyte file named “wk dnc link I .txt.gpg.” Assange confirmed receipt, and on July 22 he published 20,000  DNC emails stolen during the GRU’s breach.” Mueller could not establish who provided Assange with the Podesta emails, but notes that they might have been hand carried to him in the Ecuadorian Embassy. This Guardian article notes that Assange had at least 80 visitors in the months leading up to their publication. Assange was aided in his deception by Individual 1, the entire conspiracy-regurgitating RW so called press, Sean Hannity and former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich. It would be nice to get those last two under oath and find out what they knew and when they knew it.   Please follow me on Twitter @durrati  

Looks Like Steve Bannon and Eric Prince Deleted Their Texts Concerning...

Steve Bannon and Eric Prince couldn’t get their stories straight about the alleged “back-channel” meeting in the Seychelles Islands —  Prince has said in public that he just happened to bump into Russian oligarch Kirill Dmitriev, but told Mueller that the Jan. 11th meeting was set up by George Nader and that after he returned to D.C. to brief Bannon. Bannon denies any knowledge of the meet. U.S. News and World Report “ERIK PRINCE TOLD THE special counsel’s office that he traveled to the Seychelles shortly after President Donald Trump was elected to meet the head of a Russian investment fund whose goal it was to establish a working relationship with the new administration at the behest of Vladimir Putin and that he had discussions that touched on U.S.-Russian relations. The founder of the Blackwater security firm and brother of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos told investigators he came back to the U.S. and promptly met with Steve Bannon to debrief the senior presidential adviser and pass along contact information. There’s just one problem: Bannon says that never happened…” Muller tried to get to the bottom of their conflicting accounts… but their texts had conveniently disappeared from their phones. “The conflicting accounts provided by Bannon and Prince could not be independently clarified by reviewing their communications, because neither one was able to produce any of the messages they exchanged in the time period surrounding the Seychelles meeting,” Mueller wrote. Prince’s phone contained no text messages prior to March 2017, according to the report, despite provider records indicating that he and Bannon exchanged dozens of texts. Prince denied deleting any messages and also told investigators he did not know why there were no messages on his device before March 2017.” ……………………………………………… The question that needs to be answered is why did Bannon deny knowing about this  meeting, which has been established to have happened, and why is he globe trotting the world setting up future fascist states instead of rotting in jail for lying to Mueller? And did Prince really tell the whole truth about what was going on in the Indian Ocean, though he was smart enough to realize he could not deny being there. Inquiring minds want to know, Adam Schiff. …………………………………………………   Please follow me on Twitter @durrati [

Schumer and Pelosi Issue Statement Calling for Mueller to Testify Before...

Looks like someone is tired of all the theatrics…. The Hill “The top Democratic congressional leaders are calling on special counsel Robert Mueller to testify on Capitol Hill as soon as possible following what they describe as Attorney General William Barr‘s “partisan” handling of the release of the Mueller report. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) released a joint statement early Thursday, hours ahead of when a redacted version of Mueller’s report is expected to be released, and hours after a New York Times report revealed that White House lawyers and Department of Justice officials have already repeatedly discussed details of Mueller’s conclusions. The Democratic leaders laid out a series of actions they say show Barr as being loyal to the president. “Attorney General Barr’s regrettably partisan handling of the Mueller report, including his slanted March 24th summary letter, his irresponsible testimony before Congress last week, and his indefensible plan to spin the report in a press conference later this morning — hours before he allows the public or Congress to see it — have resulted in a crisis of confidence in his independence and impartiality,” Pelosi and Schumer wrote in a statement.” Personally, I think this should have been done three weeks ago when Barr initiated act one of this Kabuki shit-show. But maybe they had their reasons to delay. What steps will Barr and Trump take to prevent Mueller’s testimony? He seems a bit old to be drafted into the Space Force.   Please follow me on Twitter @durrati  

Devilish Randall Terry and Fake Jesus Flail at Mayor Pete in...

Anti-abortion, anti-gay, anti-sanity activist Randall Terry (in the spiffy red suit) has teamed up with fake Jesus-in-Wal Mart- sneaks and his sound/S&M guy to bedevil Pete Buttigieg on the campaign trail in Marshalltown, Iowa today. I guess their point is every expression of love is a lash for Fake Jesus or something… they found a flesh colored union suit and blue gloves?? for fake Jesus, they couldn’t rustle up some Huaraches? Twitter, like the rest of us,  stared agog, but managed a few asides… Mayor Pete had the perfect retort though… One day, when the history of the Evangelical movement gets written, I hope the author reserves a chapter for this.

Fla. State Rep. Randy Fine(R) Calls Fellow Jewish Man a “Judenrat”.

Gallopin’ down the backstretch and leading the pack in the race to the bottom sweepstakes, Florida State Rep. Randy Fine called a fellow Jewish Man a “Judenrat” cause he dared to participate in a forum discussion about justice for the Palestinians… Orlando Sentinel ‘Republican state Rep. Randy Fine twice called a Jewish Facebook commenter a “Judenrat,” a term used to describe Jewish Nazi collaborators, for his supporting an event to discuss the Israeli-Palestinian situation…. …In an April 4 post on his Facebook page, Fine called that night’s event in Melbourne, the ‘Palestine/Israel, Opening the Dialogue’ panel discussion sponsored by the Space Coast Progressive Alliance, an “anti-Semitic rally targeting Jews sponsored by a Democrat club.”… …In an interview, Phil Stasik, the president of the Alliance, said “everything [in Fine’s description] is wrong. We’re not a ‘Democrat’ club, we’re a progressive group. It was certainly not a ‘rally,’ it was a panel discussion. And it sure as hell wasn’t ‘anti-Semitic.’” On Facebook a Jewish participant in the event pointed out to Fine that the forum was merely a discussion about the ongoing tension between Israelis and Palestinians. Fine called it a “farce” and used the first Judenrat reference which led to this exchange: This current iteration of the GOP is nothing more than a open sewer. And Fine has floated to the top… …to mix metaphors.   Please follow me on Twitter @durrati  

Is Barr Going to Redact Details of Meeting Special Counsel says...

  (Above: Konstatin Kilimnik) The Washington Post is suing to obtain redacted portions of the Special Counsel’s case against Paul Manafort, details about the meeting between Manafort and Konstantin Kilimnik that the Counsel says goes “very much to the heart of what the Special Counsel’s office is investigating.” In a response to that motion, filed yesterday, the U.S. Attorney for D.C. argues that although the SC has concluded his investigation the info on the August 2016 meeting between Manafort and Kilimnik, during which it is thought a Ukrainian peace plan and Russian sanctions relief were discussed, Mueller has farmed out that probe to another office which is still investigating and so the redacted portions need to remain under wraps. Kilimnik was also the go-between for Manafort and Oleg Deripaska when Manafort supplied sensitive Trump Campaign data about voters to the Russian oligarch, who was instrumental in Putin’s efforts to interfere with the 2016 election. Twitter sleuth “southpaw” is concerned that this “heart of the matter” info will also be redacted by Barr when the Mueller Report is released Thursday:   So details of a meeting “at the heart of the investigation” will not be available to the public and yet Trump and his flock will still bleat “exoneration”! We must continue to yell “whitewash” to drown them out.   Please follow me on Twitter @durrati  

“The Road To Unfreedom” Author Timothy Snyder Lists 50 Reasons Trump...

(Timothy Snyder is the author of “The Road To Unfreedom”, of which The Guardian says — “Timothy Snyder is professor of history at Yale. His book Bloodlands, about the fallout of second world war atrocities on the eastern front, won the prestigious Hannah Arendt prize and was described by the late, great Tony Judt as “the most important book to appear on this subject in decades”. And yet as he unfolds this contemporary sequel, you might well hear, as I did from time to time, those sneery voices now lodged in your head that whisper of “liberal elitism” and “fake news” and “MSM” and “tempting conspiracies”, and which refuse ever, quite, to be quieted. How did we get here? Snyder has a good idea.” This will make a longish diary, but I submit it here so it will be in our archives.) Mr. Snyder on Twitter: “Why we do think that Mr. Trump owes a debt to Mr. Putin? Here are fifty reasons. All of the facts are a matter of public record, and all ofthe sources can be found in my book The Road to Unfreedom. #RoadToUnfreedom 1/50 In 1984, Russian gangsters began to launder money by buying and selling apartment units in Trump Tower (#RoadToUnfreedom, p. 220). 2/50 In 1986, Mr. Trump was courted by Soviet diplomats, who suggested that a bright future awaited him in Moscow (#RoadToUnfreedom, p. 220). 3/50 In 1987, the Soviet state paid for Mr. Trump to visit Moscow, putting him up in a suite that was certainly bugged (#RoadToUnfreedom, p. 220). 4/50 In 2006, Russians and other citizens of the former Soviet Union financed Trump SoHo, granting Mr. Trump 18% of the profits — although he put up no money himself (#RoadToUnfreedom, p. 221). 5/50 In 2008, the Russian oligarch Dmitry Rybolovlev in effect gave Mr. Trump $55 million in an unusual real estate deal. In 2016, Mr. Rybolovlev appeared in places where Mr. Trump campaigned (#RoadToUnfreedom, p. 221). 6/50 In 2008, Donald Trump Jr. explained that the Trump Organization was dependent upon Russia. (#RoadToUnfreedom, p. 221). 7/50 In 2010, the Russian propaganda server RT helped American white supremacists to spread the lie that Barack Obama was not born in the United States. In 2011, Mr. Trump became the most prominent backer of this lie. (#RoadToUnfreedom, p. 223). 8/50 Mr. Trump was endorsed by the Russian political technologist Konstantin Rykov in 2012 (#RoadToUnfreedom, p. 102). 9/50 In April 2013, the FBI busted two gambling rings inside Trump Tower, which according to authorities were run by a Russian citizen. The US attorney who ordered the raid was later fired by Mr. Trump (#RoadToUnfreedom, p. 103). 10/50 Mr. Trump expressed the wish, on 18 June 2013, to be Mr. Putin’s “best friend.” (#RoadToUnfreedom, p. 102). 11/50 Mr. Trump was paid $20 million by Russians to spectate at a beauty pageant in summer 2013. The man who did the work, Aras Agalarov, would later help to arrange a meeting between the Trump campaign and Russians. (#RoadToUnfreedom, p. 102). 12/50 In summer 2014, a Russian advance team was sent to the United States to plan the cyber war of 2016 (#RoadToUnfreedom, p. 194). 13/50 In 2014 Mr. Putin’s advisor Sergey Glazyev anticipated the “termination” of the American elite (#RoadToUnfreedom, p. 226). 14/50 In 2014 a Russian think tank, the Izborsk Club, outlined the principles […]

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N.Y. Daily News Answers Trump’s “Threat” to Send Immigrants to Sanctuary...

The NEW York Daily News is responding to what Trump likely perceives as a threat, his proposed plan to send immigrants detained at the border to Sanctuary Cities, with today’s cover page art depicting the values of the great city of New York, whose greatness derived from wave after wave of newcomers from foreign shores, as well as from the cultural wastelands of the interior of America. (click on photo to see the entire cover) “We’ll take them.” A simple statement of the city’s commitment to exhibit an elemental principal of humanity, compassion, as well as a nod to the contributions made by the immigrant and refugee to New York’s greatness. “We’ll take them.” And be better for it. Please follow me on Twitter @durrati  

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