Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Welp, here's another 390 pages of Lev Parnas messages, posted by the House: Starts off with a fun one to Parnas from a Trump PAC official: "What should I send Don to tweet?" A tweet from Jr. soon materialized.

"We were playing. I thought we were playing," Hyde tells @ericbolling. He dismisses the Parnas texts as "colorful texts" from when they'd "had a few pops way back when I used to drink"

TONIGHT: Leave it to Trump to hire henchmen who are into scrapbooking their crimes.

What guys like Sater, Akhmetshin, Kilimnik, Parnas know best is how to play people by claiming they have information that is unique & critical. They use it to buy access, stir crisis, layer narrative. When they get unfettered access to our media, they know how to use subversion.

Asked Mnuchin during gaggle about the new Parnas documents that raise questions about intimidation tactics aimed at former Ukrainian ambassador Yovanovitch. He responded that he’s seen the reports and is “not particularly concerned.”

BREAKING: Lev Parnas to @maddow: “President Trump knew exactly what was going on. He was aware of all my movements. I wouldn't do anything without the consent of Rudy Giuliani, or the president."

Lev Parnas tells MSNBC that Trump "knew exactly what was going on"

As Lev Parnas, enemy of America, gets to go on a PR tour of MSNBC and CNN "because he's going against Trump," or whatever - the MSM did this exact same thing with Avenatti - who's now in jail pending trials for 500+ years of prison.

Vladimir Putin’s regime has killed too many people to make it plausible that he would voluntarily give up powe

NEW: I found a video of Robert F. Hyde, who was surveilling Marie Yovanovitch, shooting at a mask of Hillary Clinton in 2017:

So ⁦@realDonaldTrump⁩ wants foreign emoluments linked to Iran. We need to get him out of office ASAP!

AHEM. Like it or not, we’re in this together. I understand the mechanics of SOCMED, and how it’s weaponized to create an alternate reality. You don’t have to like me or agree with my politics; for the sake of our republic, please listen.

Jeffrey Epstein used his private hideaway in the U.S. Virgin Islands to sexually abuse numerous underage girls for nearly two decades—tracking their availability and movements through a computerized database, according to a new lawsuit

SCOOP: Robert F. Hyde, the new mystery player in the Ukraine scandal, was taken into police custody at a Trump resort last year, claiming the Secret Service & a hit man were after him. He was then involuntarily confined in a medical facility.

So, despite signing a deal today, there is no deal. Sounds about right

The lede of WaPo’s story gets at something I think is pretty key. The Parnas texts released last night suggest that the removal of Amb. Yovanovitch was what Lutsenko, the Ukranian prosecutor, was trading his concocted allegations against Biden for.

Regardless of whether or not Hyde is a full-throttle fantasist & poser, driven by a profound adolescent self-esteem injury... Rudy & donald knew him and used him, as if he weren’t. Don’t let his mania distract from those facts.

Two more rules. How about witnesses — and also no campaign cash payoffs to the senators from the president whose guilt or innocence is being decided by the senators? Senate impeachment trial rules: No phones and no talking for senators

Speaker Pelosi signs the articles of impeachment.

This is what articles of impeachment look like

The ‘giant hole’ in Trump’s new China deal

Trump was reportedly 'verbally and emotionally abusive' toward former Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen

Mike Mills, a founding member of R.E.M., said the band is exploring legal solutions to prevent President Trump from using their music at his rallies: "Please know that we do not condone the use of our music by this fraud and con man”

Interesting he chose a maddow rather than centrist media

Lev Parnas was using Joseph Ahearn, America First Action’s director of development, to send things to Donald Trump Jr. to tweet about Ukraine. “Sent,” Ahearn wrote in March, per docs @politico has written about here

2/10/19: Toensing: "Is there absolute commitment for HER to be gone this week?" Rudy: "Yes not sure how absolute Will get a reading in morning and call you. Pompeii [Pompeo] is now aware of it. Talked on him on Friday."

Folks, regarding the Parnas interview tonight. View it through a critical lens. You have to remember who he is and what he was a part of. I hope @maddow presses him on Bratva and RIS angles.

JUST IN: Trump's impeachment trial in the Senate will begin Tuesday, Jan. 21, McConnell says

JUST IN: Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announces that at noon ET tomorrow, "the Senate will receive the managers on the part of the House of Representatives in order that they present and exhibit the articles of impeachment against Donald John Trump."

The articles of impeachment being transmitted over to the Senate

‘Do you paint houses, too?’ Nancy Pelosi suggests Trump is a mobster with line from The Irishman

Lev is speaking tonight.@DevinNunes, you remember what you talked about yet?

House clerk: "Mr. President, I have been directed by the House of Representatives to inform the Senate the House has passed H. Res. 798, a resolution appointing and authorizing managers for the impeachment trial of Donald John Trump, president of the United States."

A new name in the Giuliani, Parnas, Fruman, Firtash saga: Dmitry Torner - Torner is a Firtash executive who was an aspiring Ukrainian politician, later accused by Ukrainian authorities of escaping incarceration in Moldova and living under a new name

A HISTORIC WALK: The impeachment managers are delivering the articles of impeachment to the Senate as the next phase of the impeachment case against President Trump is set to begin in the upper chamber

Most members of Congress don’t think anymore. They just follow whatever they’re told by their leadership. A lot of members of Congress are used to that lifestyle and they like it. They don’t want responsibility. They want the job, not the responsibility.

JUST IN: Robert Hyde tells @NBCNews in a text message he has “extensive comments on this matter” that he’ll make public at 7pm tonight. He won’t say where or what they’ll be

BREAKING: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi signs a resolution authorizing the appointment of House managers to prosecute the impeachment case of President Trump and to authorize the transmittal of the articles of impeachment to the Senate.

Susan Collins throws cold water on new Lev Parnas evidence. “I wonder why the House did not put that into the record and it’s only now being revealed.” Told it was just turned over, she says: “well doesn’t that suggest that the House did an incomplete job then?”

OMG Bitch

Rep. Justin Amash, a former Republican who supports impeachment: "I wish more members of Congress would do the same thing — follow the Constitution and represent their constituents"

SCOOP: Days before Europeans warned Iran of nuclear deal violations, Trump secretly threatened to impose 25% tariff on European autos if they didn’t.

My definition of a major league scoop? The Lev Parnas appearance tonight with Rachel Maddow.

Trump tried "to coerce European foreign policy through tariffs, a move one European official equated to 'extortion,'"..

The Senate is receiving the articles of impeachment against President Trump today. We should not advance any more judicial nominees while we take on this solemn responsibility of the president’s trial for high crimes and misdemeanors.

Russian government ministers react as they are told that they are all resigning.

The State Department abruptly canceled a classified congressional briefing today that was supposed to focus on embassy security

Here's tonight's full interview with @TheRickWilson

Nadler: Any witness who has information about whether allegations against Trump are true or not true is a relevant witness. Anybody, like Hunter Biden, who has no information about any of that is not a relevant witness. His breakdown here is dead on

Today, I have the privilege of naming the Managers of the impeachment trial of the President.

This is what Trump will try to do if he manages to steal the 2020 election. And who will stop him?

Schiff: "We have only obtained a very small sampling of the universe of documents the president is withholding. If Mr. McConnell wants to follow the Clinton model, as he keeps professing, all of the documents were provided before the trial."

Rep. Nadler: Hunter Biden is "not a relevant witness" to the Senate impeachment trial against President Trump

Donald Trump’s approach to foreign policy will ultimately strengthen China’s clout and hurt America, according to Nouriel Roubini

The latest from @fabiolasantiago: Raising money for worthy causes doesn’t buy Carnival or its chairman a pass on dumping oil-contaminated waste into ocean waters.

He's going for the insanity defense by the looks of it

The Senate press restrictions have absolutely nothing to do with security, and represent a dark new moment in a season of dark outrages. Forbidding audio recording serves absolutely no security purpose at all. This is McConnell, serving Trump.

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev resigns and says Vladimir Putin will choose a new government, hours after the President called for a series of constitutional changes in his annual address

Russian PM Medvedev and his government are resigning en masse, per Reuters, "to give President Vladimir Putin room to carry out changes he wants to make to the constitution."

Breaking: Russian PM Dmitry Medvedev announced that he and the entire Russian government is to resign in a televised statement on the Russian state TV. President Vladimir Putin thanked members but added that "not everything worked out.”

Cabinet stays in place. New PM appointment by Putin.

Breaking- Russian government is submitting their resignations to Putin. Oddly worded, it looks like a re-org to change the constitution & for Putin to protect himself & his role in the future. He's afraid. Unknown how this will affect Russia's US operations w Trump & Rs in the WH

Breaking- Russian government is submitting their resignations to Putin. Oddly worded, it looks like a re-org to change the constitution & for Putin to protect himself & his role in the future. He's afraid. Unknown how this will affect Russia's US operations w Trump & Rs in the WH

BREAKING: #Russia PM Medvedev has Resigned. Putin accepted. Unclear what happens to his cabinet

Money laundering. He wasn’t the real donor

The Rudy letter, in my mind, justifies pulling the plug and not turning the articles over today. This gun isn’t just smoking. It’s a white hot glowing key to this entire corrupt enterprise.

Reopen the impeachment hearings. Have Parnas testify. Arrest Giuliani. This is all fucking insane.

Why were they surveilling Yovanovitch? Hard to read these texts as anything other than preparation for the assassination of a US ambassador. Chilling...and damning. The president is a mobster.

We call foreign elements tracking U.S. diplomats with the intent of intimidation or potential harm "hostile intelligence services." THEY DON'T USUALLY WORK FOR THE PRESIDENT.

All 16 of Texas' Catholic bishops have issued a joint statement slamming Republican Gov. Greg Abbott, who is Catholic, for announcing the state will bar refugees in 2020.

Listen it’s possible there are so relevant text messages but I can’t emphasize this enough - proceed with caution. The whole #/LetLevSpeak feels VERY contrived and there’s something that really bugs me about this

Italy Arrests Dozens in Mafia Scam

How is Jay Sekulow going to serve on @realDonaldTrump’s impeachment legal team when texts between Lev Parnas and Rudy Giuliani, just published on the House Intelligence Committee website, show that he too is involved in the Ukraine scandal?

Today, we take the next step to #DefendOurDemocracy, sending articles of impeachment to the Senate. McConnell will have a choice: stand with the Constitution, or with Trump’s cover-up. Uphold the rule of law, or help Trump undermine it. — Adam Schiff

In strenuously clarifying that he’s not working for Trump in his capacity as our president, Giuliani takes pains to set up that the “us” in “do us a favor” was never going to be the American people.

I didn’t think I could be shocked anymore. And, yet, here we are, I’m stunned. The ⁦@SenateGOP⁩ are ok with a team of thugs working through our government to oust & possibly harm a US Ambassador on foreign soil? Really?

Corruption runs deep with this bunch. New Rudy Giuliani letter destroys Trump defense in Ukraine controversy

Trump set to gut water protections

Many thugs and grifters working with the crime boss @realDonaldTrump but one giant amoral coward emerges: @mikepompeo His staff was under attack, threatened, undermined, followed, fired...all to cover up for Trump. Pompeo joined the thugs.

That clip of Warren trying to tell Bernie what she thinks of him and Bernie wagging his finger in her face then stalking off looking furious is going to be remembered for a long time. Quite the coda

Thanks for leaving these posts up, @rfhyde1. They'll be useful very soon. You truly are one of Trump's "best people".

If you think Ivanka didn’t know about the Trump Model’s apt in the East Village where Daddy charged 15 year old girls 1600 a mo. to sleep in a bunk bed in a room with 8 other girls and never make a dime because they had to pay rent & comm first you don’t know Vanky.

It's gonna be lit when we unlock the 2 mystery lawyers

Three years into @realdonaldtrump's term, there's still a blind spot at the core of his presidency: his business. The president has private clients, debts, partners, needs -- and we still don't understand them well enough. Yet

Looks like DeSantis is very very nervous about Lev Parnas

On one of Lev Parnas’ hand-written notes from the Ritz Carlton in Vienna, Austria: “get rid of Lanny Davis (nicely!)”

Democrats clean up the damn messes Republicans create.

Iran’s president rejects idea of a “Trump Deal” on nuclear weapons

Pelosi: "The President and every Republican Senator must explain to the American people why they are refusing to defend our national security and the integrity of our elections."

Inbox: Chair Jerry Nadler has announced the start of an investigation into how the Trump admin's zero tolerance immigration policy "has morphed into a policy whereby refugees and asylum seekers are being kept in Mexico indefinitely and without due process or access to counsel."

Stephen Colbert calls out Bernie Sanders' sexist supporters

The Kremlin likely hacked the oil giant. Its next play: selectively release—and even forge—documents. Did the US learn enough from 2016 to ignore them?

Saudi Arabia executed record number of people in 2019, human rights group says

Trump: Saudi Arabia paid the US $1 billion for more troops. Pentagon: Eh, not quite. Trump seemingly announced a major deal during his latest Fox News interview, but Pentagon officials are now walking it back.

Exclusive: U.N. sanctions experts warn - stay away from North Korea cryptocurrency conference

Mississippi River expected to rapidly rise as dam threatens to fail

‘Rudy Giuliani’s colleague Parnas proving the whole impeachment case’: Shocked internet responds to new document dump

‘Just the tip of the iceberg’: Congressman says new docs only scratch the surface of Trump’s secrets from the public

"These deaths are a direct result of Mississippi's utter disregard for the people it has incarcerated and their constitutional rights," the lawsuit says.

"The presence of Americans in Syria is a sign of occupation, and we believe that all nations and governments must stand up to their unlawful presence in the region,"

The reported figure is five times greater than $1.4 billion Congress allotted for the project in the 2019 and 2020 federal budget.

No one should be allowed to be president for more than 2 terms, 4th term president Vladimir Putin says

That Roberts is most unlikely to rescue the country and the Constitution from a lawless, supine, complicit Senate is all the more reason for Senators to take their oaths of impartiality seriously. Those who don’t should pay the price politically.

WATCH: Warren makes the case that a woman can beat Trump. "Look at the men on this stage. Collectively, they have lost 10 elections. The only people on this stage who have won every single election that they've been in are the women: Amy and me."

The World Economic Forum is sounding alarm bells on climate change, with environmental risks occupying the group’s top five long-term concerns for the first time on record

BREAKING: Russian prime minister Dmitry Medvedev is not sleeping during a speech

Goldman Sachs is trying to jack up electricity prices by claiming that a Goldman unit housed at its home office is completely unrelated -- and Trump swamp monsters @FERC may let them get away with it

A woman went into Walmart, got various items from the shelves, started making an explosive device and tried to detonate it inside the store, police say

UNC had agreed to a $2.5 million trust using university funds to preserve "Silent Sam," a Confederate monument. Now a civil rights group has filed motions on behalf of students and staff to block it.

Robert Hyde should be in an FBI interrogation room and the @GOPLeader should be packing up his office, but in our Boardwalk Empire reality, both will likely get invites to the White House for some scotch and cigars.

"Class War" Obama Vs. Trump

Putin announces big constitutional referendum as part of apparent plans to stay on when his term expires in 2024. Measures include strengthening the powers of parliament and a two-term presidential limit. Raises chance he becomes PM or heads a revamped State Council, Deng-style.

This is an unconscionable. Marie Yovanovitch is an true American hero and told the truth and stood up to corruptions at the highest levels of 2 governments even when it placed her life literally in danger. Thank you Ambassador

The House investigating committees have just sent out some additional ‘evidence’ apparently from Parnas’s devices that they’re transmitting to the Judiciary Committee.

I suspect @SecPompeo backed off running for the KS Senate seat largely b/c of his knowledge of, & his willful blindness to, significant ongoing criminal activity w/i the State Department.

Did Robert Hyde try to convince POTUS to pardon Roger Stone? Because he asked people to sign a petition for Trump to pardon Stone

And the worst coverup ever covered up. This is what happens when mediocrities buy their way into power and try to keep it with the help of the Mob.

Something tells me that if McConnell shuts the impeachment door, we are all going to be in the streets

As a former mafia prosecutor, this sure sounds like a mob hit was being planned on a public servant in a foreign country by associates of the POTUS. A POTUS who said she was “going to go through some things.” This takes Trump’s lawlessness & misogny to new level.

I wish the protection of basic voting rights didn't get portrayed so often as a partisan victory.

So many Trumpian scandals involve Jay Sekulow. Never overlook just how corrupt this attorney is.

Hey so can we ever talk about G L E N C O R E ....and PolyMet...because well here read this before I whipsaw through yesterday’s ruling & impact on the Copper & Nickel mining project in Minnesota

Looks like the bots are all in for Trump and Bernie again. It 2016 again!

President Trump lies all the time. But this one is especially egregious. No one has done more to CUT protections from those with pre-existing conditions than the President. No one has worked harder to GUT healthcare. His actions speak louder than his lies

Maple Leaf CEO asked Canadian parliamentarians not to impose Magnitsky sanctions on Chinese officials for human rights abuses. Guess profits on his food business are more important than millions of Uighurs being locked up in concentration camps.

Barr announced yesterday that future investigations involving a U.S. presidential candidate or campaign will have to be approved by FBI and DOJ heads. It's hard to see this as anything other than another blatant move to protect Trump from the law.

Remember that Amb. Yovanovitch was told a security threat necessitated her immediate evacuation—just after she finished hosting an event honoring anticorruption activist Kateryna Handziuk, who succumbed to excruciating injuries from an acid attack after 3 months and 11 surgeries.

So this happened: Manuel Sanchez, a Spanish reporter working for Sputnik News, has reportedly died after falling out of a window in Moscow.

Happy Fathers Day. Look at the tie I’m wearing. The Trump administration and Mar a Lago gave the Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe, his forty plus staff and myself one when I stayed there May 8th - 11th this year. #hyde2022 — HYDE for U.S. Congress

Having been an Amb, this is really hard to wrap my mind around. You are out there taking risks to advance US interests but a set of Americans is surveiling you? Did I get this right?

New: Kentucky’s plan to bring broadband to remote parts of the state has sputtered and its future looks increasingly bleak. State leaders told rural residents it would create better business opportunities. But instead, they keep getting left behind.

Putin's emphasis on demographics and population growth comes about a month after Russia's state statistics agency released a sobering new report that documented declines in the country's population. Read more about Russia's population problem here

How did the State Department know Marie Yovanovitch was in danger? Seems like some arm of the Intelligence Community must have alerted them, right? Sounds like a counterintelligence investigation to me. “Ongoing” indeed.

Hired with @NRA Russian money?

After Steyer again told reporters he didn't hear the Warren/Sanders conversation, @reidepstein asked: "Do you think a president should be more observant to hear a conversation happening right in front of them? I mean shouldn't a president be able to hear those types of things?"

.@ewarren: "Can a woman beat Donald Trump? Look at the men on this stage. Collectively, they have lost 10 elections. The only people on this stage who have won every single election that they have been in are the women: Amy and me."

Re news Burisma was hacked early 11/19, the pic of Giuliani w/ Anthony Fisher (Dmitry Firtash spokesman) in 6/19 is more interesting. Consider David Correia told assocs via txt he met w/ Firtash in Vienna summer '19, and he met w/ Firtash’s atty 10/7/19 to close deal (nxt tweet).

Robert Hyde should be in prison. But he is running for Congress against Democrat Jahana Hayes

The funniest parts of this Tweet are that his name says, "HYDE for U.S. Congress," (House), but at the end of his Tweet he refers to running for "US Senate," and the other is that the hashtag is 2022, but he's currently running for the 2020 election. Drunk Tweeting?

Senate resolution to limit Trump’s military authority on Iran has enough GOP votes to pass, key Democrats say

The evidence is overwhelming: The Kremlin does everything it possibly can to support Trump's presidential candidacy both in 2016 & 2020 & Mitch McConnell blocks any defense against Russian interference. Doesn't that qualify Trump & McConnell as Russian assets?

How’s that for a headline George Nader: Ex-Trump adviser and ‘lifelong paedophile’ pleads guilty to sex crimes

NATO member #Turkey deploys Jihadist-mercenaries to #Libya. Worse than #Wagner scum that #Russia sent to the opposing side. This won't end well for anyone.