Monday, August 15, 2016

All Kinds of Hell is Now Breaking Loose on Planet Trump

Is Donald refusing to honor America?

Mod: Yesterday's New York Times revelation (link) that $12.7 million in undisclosed cash payments had been made to Darn Old Trump's campaign manager Paul Manafort by pro-Russian Vladimir Putin political party hacks from the Ukraine is blowing up in full technicolor today. Here's a few stories that lay this all out.

Internet freaks after Lewandowski posts Times story on Paul Manafort’s sketchy ties to Ukraine (link): The New York Times dropped a bombshell Sunday night revealing an expose on Donald Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort’s ties to Ukraine.

According to the story, Manafort’s work was consulting for Ukraine’s political party in power. Investigators say the network Manafort is associated with was once used to steal assets and control elections in the country. The ties to Russia and Ukraine came under attack when the FBI found that Russian government hackers were responsible for the hacking of the Democratic National Committee. Interestingly, the DNC staffer who was researching Paul Manafort’s ties to Russia had his personal data targeted.

Their expose “offers new details of how he mixed politics and business out of public view and benefited from powerful interests now under scrutiny by the new government in Kiev.”

“He understood what was happening in Ukraine,” the Times quotes Vitaliy Kasko, a former senior official with the general prosecutor’s office in Kiev. “It would have to be clear to any reasonable person that the Yanukovych clan, when it came to power, was engaged in corruption.”

Adding, “It’s impossible to imagine a person would look at this and think, ‘Everything is all right.’”

Manafort has been doing international consulting since the 1980s, particularly for dictators, including Viktor F. Yanukovych who was removed after an uprising in Ukraine before fleeing to Russia two years ago.

Since leaving, investigators have looked into practices under Yanukovych and found what they called the “black ledger,” a list of names and how much cash was doled out to them. The ledger was in a third-floor room of the Party of Regions headquarters along with two giant safes filled with $100 bills.

“This was our cash,” Taras V. Chornovil, the former party leader told the Times. Though he claims it was the sketchy financial dealings that caused him to leave the party. “They had it on the table, stacks of money, and they had lists of who to pay.”

Over the course of five years, Manafort’s name appears 22 times totaling $12.7 million.

It wasn’t long before Trump loyalist and paid CNN shill Corey Lewandowski tweeted the story. Lewandowski and Manafort were notorious for infighting on the Trump campaign while Lewandowski was at the helm. He’s also spent the last few months, since being fired from the Trump campaign, attacking Manafort in the media, including calling for Manafort’s immediate dismissal after Melania Trump’s plagiarism scandal at the Republican National Convention.

Trump campaign meltdown: Paul Manafort paid off by Russia, Roger Stone attacks Corey Lewandowski (link): In the hours since the New York Times uncovered millions of dollars in illegal secret cash payments made from a Vladimir Putin puppet to Donald Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, all hell has broken loose within the Trump campaign – and much of it is playing out in public for all to see. One of Trump’s top surrogates is publicly gloating over Manafort’s criminal connections, while another top Trump surrogate is publicly accusing is accusing a fellow Trump surrogate of “working for Hillary Clinton.”

The Trump campaign meltdown began late Sunday evening when the NY Times published the story exposing Manafort’s millions of dollars in hidden illegal payments from Vladimir Putin lackey Viktor Yanukovych. Corey Lewandowski, who had been Trump’s campaign manager until he was fired this spring and replaced with Manafort, tweeted out a link to the article as if to gloat about the fact that his replacement is being taken down by a corruption scandal.

Even as Corey Lewandowski was enjoying his revenge, another Trump surrogate Roger Stone got wind of it and fired back by claiming that Lewandowski was now “working for Hillary Clinton” by way of calling him a traitor. Lewandowski actually works as a commentator on CNN now, and it’s not clear what his on-air approach will be to the Manafort story, as CNN wasn’t broadcasting live news on Sunday evening while the drama was exploding.

Meanwhile Donald Trump himself has had nothing to say about the matter, but he now has several problems. There’s the fact that he may have to fire Paul Manafort due to his illegal financial connections to Russia’s Putin. There’s the fact that Corey Lewandowski appears to be so excited by the downfall of Manafort he’s no longer remaining loyal to Trump. And there’s the fact that Roger Stone is now publicly attacking Lewandowski. It all leads to the question of just who might be running Donald Trump’s campaign by the time the smoke clears tomorrow – if there is indeed anything left of his already dying campaign to salvage.

Clinton campaign responds to shocking revelations about Paul Manafort’s pro-Kremlin ties (link): Clinton campaign press secretary Robby Mook issued a late-night statement on the bombshell in the recent New York Times detailing Donald Trump’s campaign chair Paul Manafort and his questionable dealings in Ukraine.

Mook notes that this comes just before Trump is scheduled to give a major foreign policy address Monday on what his strategy will be if he is elected as president.

“We have learned of more troubling connections between Donald Trump’s team and pro-Kremlin elements in Ukraine,” Mook said in the statement. “Given the pro-Putin policy stances adopted by Donald Trump and the recent Russian government hacking and disclosure of Democratic Party records, Donald Trump has a responsibility to disclose campaign chair Paul Manafort’s and all other campaign employees’ and advisers’ ties to Russian or pro-Kremlin entities, including whether any of Trump’s employees or advisers are currently representing and or being paid by them.”

Trump made news just two weeks ago when he told ABC News that Putin is “not going into Ukraine,” seemingly unaware Putin already had annexed Crimea.

Trump also called on Russia to hack Clinton’s server just prior to the Democratic National Convention. “Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you find the 33,000 emails that are missing,” he said. “I think you’ll be rewarded mightily by our press!”

He was later denounced by an ex-CIA official who questioned the Republican Party candidate’s patriotism, called treasonous and faced backlash from his own party. Much like the recent “joke” about President Obama being the founder of ISIS, Trump later said that he was being “sarcastic” about the request. Like with the latest claim of “sarcasm,” the press didn’t understand Trump’s “joke” then either.

Mod: Here is my question. Can you support Donald Trump and still claim to be a patriot? 

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62 comments:

  1. Can you support Clinton and still still claim to be sane? Trump 2016.

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    1. COULD DONALD TRUMP PASS A SANITY TEST?
      http://www.vanityfair.com/news/2016/07/donald-trump-keith-olbermann-sanity-test

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    2. Keith Olbermann? 'Nuff said.

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    3. Really, comrade, that's the best you got?

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    4. Keith is an expert in that field.

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  2. Ivanka Trump Hanging Out in Croatia With Vladimir Putin's Girlfriend
    http://gawker.com/ivanka-trump-hanging-out-in-croatia-with-vladimir-putin-1785290129

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    1. Wow. Putin's girlfriend is Rupert Murdoch's ex-wife?

      "This weekend, Ivanka Trump and Wendi Deng Murdoch went “sight seeing” in Dubrovnik, Croatia. Deng Murdoch, Rupert Murdoch’s ex-wife, is reportedly dating Vladimir Putin.

      Wendi Deng was married to Rupert Murdoch for 14 years before they divorced in 2013 amidst rumors… Trump and Deng Murdoch have been friends for years—according to People, Deng Murdoch set up Trump with her husband Jared Kushner. Trump and Kushner apparently traveled to Croatia together without their three children.

      The timing of the women’s meeting is notable because Trump’s father, the Republican nominee for president, has courted Putin’s affections and expressed his admiration for the Russian autocrat. Numerous advisers to his campaign have ties to Russia, and speculation abounds that Trump’s unreleased tax returns would reveal heavy debts owed to Russian business interests.

      The New York Times reported on Sunday that secret documents recovered from an office in Ukraine showed $12.7 million in payments between 2007 and 2012 to Trump’s current campaign manager, Paul Manafort, who worked as a consultant for the deposed, pro-Russia Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych."

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    2. Entwined like worms in a bait can.

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    3. Wendi Deng Murdoch must be fair and balanced.

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    4. Treason is just so hot right now.

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    5. i truly feel sorry for anyone who views Fox News as if it were the bible. Their all just getting played.

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  3. I will listen to Trumps talk today outlining his strategy on tackling the economy. Hillary continues to avoid the press; 245 days and still counting; she is just as transparent as the guy in the oval office.

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    1. Hopefully the press will ask The Orange One about his campaign manager's bribes from Vladimir Putin.

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  4. Why is the focus in Russia? Obama did nothing to asst Ukraine last year when the country pleaded for help.
    Think the focus should be on China and that countries military build up.
    Oh, i forgot. The Democratic party can only see to the end of their noses.

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    1. Donald Trump can only see the end of Putin's behind.

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    2. What did you have in mind that Obama should have done? Seriously, please answer and let's have a meaningful debate.

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    3. Obama should have dated Putin's ex-wife.

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    4. So how many tanks and artillery pieces did you take out when the Russians rolled into Crimea, 7:20?

      What's that? You weren't over there helping to repel the invasion? Oh, I see. You won't risk your own skin, but you're perfectly willing to risk the lives of other people's sons and daughters.

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    5. Given the evidence, the notion that Trump would have stood up to Putin over Crimea is hilarious.

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  5. Can you support Donald Trump and still claim to be a patriot?

    Yes, if you're a Russian citizen.

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  6. Nothing to troll here,I'm quite happy with things at The Tattler lately. The vacation helped you Mr. Mod.

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  7. Given how bad the Trump campaign has been, you really do have to wonder if he is still working with the Clintons.

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    1. My newest guess is that whoever steps forward when Trump is pushed out had this planned all along.
      "Let's run a reality show shady real estate guy, too stupid to think for himself, in bed with Putin, and when he does the predictable, our candidate will rescue the party."

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  8. I appreciate the posts highlighting the many terrible things about Donald Trump, who is a terrible candidate, but where are the posts highlighting the many terrible things about Hilary Clinton, who is ALSO a terrible candidate? This blogger is sounding more and more like a Clinton supporter, which is fine, but then why not acknowledge it? I have been a regular reader of this blog for a long time because the wrongs and corruption in government have been pointed out seemingly wherever they are found, and you don't have to look very hard to find plenty of fatal flaws in BOTH of the major party candidates. That list is plenty long for Hilary as well.

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    1. Why are your thoughts so polarized? I don't recall the tattler saying anything positive about Clinton, or really anything at all about her.

      These aren't sports teams we're rooting for here.. the well being of millions of people are at stake with trump.

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    2. 9:03, I never would have chosen Hillary Clinton as a candidate, but that decision was out of my hands. Then an idiot - a bona fide troglodyte - was set against her. Better a lifelong politician than a Murloc.

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    3. I am voting for Gary Johnson. Did last election as well. And I ave said that here before. The reason I have posted this Trump stuff is I am outraged that a candidate for president would get into bed with a hostile foreign power. Trump complains about people from Mexico, but look at what he is allowing into this country. At best he is guilty of sedition. Clinton's malfeasances are minor compared to his. Trump and his handlers have committed real crimes. Crimes that will weaken this country and our allies militarily. I cannot believe there are those here that would actually vote for this guy.

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    4. Much for Nadering...

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  9. Worthless United Nations; the monies spent and the real estate should be used to help the homeless.
    Funny thing about history, it repeats. When Hitler marched into each country no one helped. Not comparing the two heads of state because then Obama and his drones would be an open discussion.

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    1. The modeeator cant find anything on Hillary because journalists no longer exist. They white wash or in Hill's words wipe clean or white water or whatever any negative or mis speak she uses. The Clinton foundation bought off the C E O,s of most media and promised them a place in her cabinet if she takes over. The moderator just drank from the same glass of koolaid and less work needed for articles because non exist.

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  10. What this election comes down to is; do you want to destroy what this country has stood for for 250 years,or destroy it. I personally don't think that things are that bad in this country,in fact they have never been better despite what certain persons assert. I'll take more of the same.

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  11. I became a republican, just to vote for Trump..
    Trump 2016...

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    1. haha so did Donald.
      Good luck with that

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    2. 10:35, lol. Great point.

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    3. Trump was a major Clinton fundraiser. He might still be working for them.

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  12. 9:03, as a veteran Trump is the best example of some of our nations problems. To me Trump is the biggest threat to peace within our country than we have ever experienced. Hillery may not be our country's best choice but she is the best choice we have right now. Can't we all just get along when it comes to peace?

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    1. I think Hitler was certifiable, Trump has a lot of the same traits. No thank you.

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    2. Interesting, the hate for Hillary is so great it causes blindness and lack of reasoning for anyone who is against her. Fortunately he is so far off the grid he will not get the votes for the Republican Party.

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    3. Good description, 11:10.
      I am not a big supporter of Clinton, but I don't get the passionate intensity some people have for her. She seems like an efficient, reasonable person - why the rage about her?

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    4. The Trump campaign is almost completely based on name calling. It is all they have. Which means they really don't have much.

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    5. The rage is there because roger Ailes and Rupert Murdoch has been planting it in their brains since at least the 2008 election. That's the power of media as thought control

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    6. Poor educational systems make people susceptible to the kinds of appeals made by Rupert Murdoch and his ilk. Democracies flourish when the people understand what is going on. What we see today is not a good sign.

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    7. How is Roger Ailes these days?

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    8. Hide the kids.

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  13. vote Libertarian - send a message

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    1. That message will be: congratulations to the Republican or Democrat who wins.

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    2. The polls show Clinton ahead of Trump in CA by 30 points. He is that hated here. Won't matter much.

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    3. Libertarian is a well meant concept but in practice a joke

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    4. The real founder of ISIS is Ralph Nadar, because he drew off just enough votes to ensure a Bush victory, and all can see where that led.

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    5. That's about the lamest of comments on here and there are plenty to choose from.

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    6. Bush destabilized the middle east when he took out Saddam Hussein. Just ask Donald Trump.

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    7. The British destabilized the Middle East with the Balfour declamation. Everyone digging the hole deeper ever since

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    8. The Middle East has never been stable.

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  14. Supreme Court Appointments. Must vote for Donald. Enjoyed his speech today.

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    1. You need to see a therapist. Ask about the discernment of illusion versus reality.

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    2. We already elected a president to appoint court justices.

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  15. Let's see....should I have a regular crapburger, or go for a double double crapburger?! Hell of a choice we ended up with.

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  16. The notion that a person like Manafort was working in consort with Putin to consolidate power in the Ukraine and that Manafort shold be connected with a US presidential candidate should make any American cringe.

    For centuries the Kosak peoples of the Ukraine have fought for their independence against the Ottoman Empire, against Poland, against the Soviet Union and against Hitler. That an American should work for their subjugation to Russia is an absolute insult to America's notion of freedom and liberty.

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  17. 9:03, the list may be long on Hillary but how many committees have taken her to the stand only to have no complaints proven valid. The hatred for a woman in office is almost as great as the hatred for having a black man in office. When you look at the mess Bush and Chaney left this country in I think President Obama has done a hell of a job. Also, when Bill left office we had no deficit.

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    1. But bill really did botch it all for gore

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  18. Amen 4:37, the way Trump is going he may not even be a candidate come November.

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