Yours Truly. Photo by Franco Vogt.

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Trump, Putin, & the Russian mob

Trump is a Russian asset & mob money launderer (pinned)

Trump’s relationship to the mob, and what “the mob” really is.

Let’s talk about organized crime.

Putin & terror (note date of publication)

Trump is a serial rapist


Like Trump, this is actually something that can be bought…and is worth far less than it pretends to be.

Since at least the dawn of the silent film era, the United States has been remarkably chill about rich, powerful, famous men getting it on with teenagers. Contrary to popular belief, the age of consent in most of the country is 16, not 18, but as long as the girl is old enough to menstruate — and the man is rich, powerful, and/or famous enough to rank — we tend, as a society, to let it go, especially if man and teen become man and wife. We don’t, literally or figuratively, make a federal case out of it. We make…


Dimitri Simes and his alleged handler, Sergei Lavrov

On 14 March 2016, Jared Kushner attended a lunch event at the Time Warner Center in Manhattan. The keynote speaker at the event was Henry Kissinger, the former national security adviser to Richard Nixon who has subsequently met 17 times with Vladimir Putin. The lunch was organized by the Center for the National Interest, a foreign policy think tank once known as the Nixon Center, whose head, the Russian-born Dimitri Simes, had been friendly with the eponymous U.S. president — and is friendly with the current Russian president.

At the time, Kushner was a bit player in the Trump campaign…


Rand Paul + Konstantin Kosachev = “engagement.” Photo by Sputnik.

Once upon a time, Rand Paul, the Republican senator from Kentucky, likened Donald Trump to a singularly loathsome and pathetic J.R.R. Tolkien character. “I have compared him to Gollum from Lord of the Rings,” he quipped on Comedy Central’s “The Nightly Show.” Gollum — the hideous, friendless creature who cares only for his precious ring and will allow the world to destroy itself to protect it. Sounds about right.

On the same broadcast, Paul denounced Trump as “a delusional narcissist and an orange-faced windbag,” citing his similarities to Hitler and Goebbels. Paul made these comments on 25 January 2016. At…


Despite being largely ignored by the press, the president’s son-in-law has a laundry list of crimes linked to his name

Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images

I previously wrote in July 2017 about whether Jared Kushner was taking orders from Vladimir Putin, concluding: “For all we know, Jared Kushner is the greatest threat to national security since Julius and Ethel Rosenberg. Certainly he should be viewed as such until we know for sure.”

It’s now 18 months later, and it seems certain that Kushner is among the most corrupt and seditious figures ever to work in the White House. The son-in-law and top adviser to the president, the de facto U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia and would-be Middle East peacemaker, is no patriot. …


In the wake of Michael Cohen’s surprise plea deal, even Donald Trump himself was forced to concede that yes, despite all the indignant protests to the contrary, he and his associates were indeed in communication with the Russians during the 2016 presidential campaign. Trump Tower Moscow didn’t make it past the planning stages, but the President may have consummated another secret deal in Russia, worth considerably more money.

That’s what it says in the so-called Steele dossier, the series of intelligence reports produced by former MI6 super-spy Christopher Steele. Given the breathtaking falsehoods told by Trump and his associates on…


There’s a word for what may be going on here: espionage

A report released yesterday by the CIA concluded that Jamal Khashoggi, a prominent Saudi journalist who was living in the United States, was assassinated on direct orders from Mohammed bin Salman (MbS), crown prince of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The Kingdom dispatched a 15-man “death squad” to Istanbul, comprised of members of MbS’s own security detail, to make the hit. On Oct. 2, the assassins concocted a reason to lure Khashoggi into the consulate. There, they spent seven full minutes torturing him, slicing off his fingers and other body parts while he was still alive. …


As we await today’s historic election with trepidation — the very future of the republic hinges on the result, after all — let us not forget that, win or lose, the Special Counsel’s investigation marches on.

Already, Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort, Trump national security adviser Mike Flynn, and Trump personal attorney and RNC deputy finance chair Michael Cohen have been convicted of major crimes, to say nothing of the lower-level collaborators like George Papadopoulos. But there are many, many more Trumpists to be brought to justice. Tomorrow, Robert Mueller can resume handing out indictments.

Here are a few collaborators…


Wohl and Burkman. Photo: Right Wing Watch.

Jack Burkman and Jacob Wohl, two Trumpist provocateurs, held a press conference at a chain hotel in Virginia yesterday, in a hapless attempt to smear Robert Mueller. They’d promised to reveal an “accuser” who’d allegedly been raped by the Special Counsel. As all sentient humans expected, the accuser never materialized.

It’s impossible to overstate how stupid this all was. Neither of the conspiracy theory peddlers had a scintilla of credibility. Burkman is a guy you wouldn’t buy a used car from, and Wohl’s face practically exists to have rotten tomatoes thrown at it. And yet we were expected to believe…


Overview
The 35-year-old Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MbS) became heir apparent in 2016. Although he began his regime with a series of modest if widely-publicized reforms, these were designed to disguise his true despotic aims.

Jamal Khashoggi was a Saudi journalist who was critical of MbS, who portrayed him as the tyrant he is at heart. For this, MbS had Khashoggi brutally murdered.

Jared Kushner is chummy with MbS. Donald Trump is a staunch supporter. Both men have ulterior motives for siding with the Crown Prince.

April 2017 Charles Kushner, father of Jared Kushner, asks Qatar for a…

Greg Olear

(@gregolear) is the author of DIRTY RUBLES: AN INTRODUCTION TO TRUMP/RUSSIA & the novels TOTALLY KILLER and FATHERMUCKER. Email: name [at] gmail [dot] com.

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