Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Roger Stone Has Always Been a Criminal

One of the things you need to know about professional ratfucker Roger Stone is that he was ratfucking elections and doing this sort of thing long before anyone was ready for Trump to get elected president:

Federal prosecutors in Roger Stone's trial told jurors they plan to call several high-profile witnesses to the stand, including Steve Bannon, and revealed new details about Stone's contacts with Trump campaign officials before and after the release of stolen Democratic National Committee emails in 2016, including several phone calls Stone had with then-candidate Trump.

On the first day of arguments in his trial on charges of witness tampering and making false statements, prosecutors said the longtime political operative spoke to Mr. Trump six times over the course of several weeks in June and July 2016, including on the day the DNC announced it had been hacked. The U.S. intelligence community determined the theft was the work of a sophisticated campaign by Russian intelligence operatives to boost Mr. Trump and hurt Hillary Clinton.

Prosecutor Aaron Zelinsky said the government plans to call several high-profile witnesses over the course of the trial in U.S. District Court in Washington, including former Trump campaign chairman Steve Bannon, deputy chairman Rick Gates and radio personality Randy Credico. Bannon is among the senior campaign officials who communicated with Stone about the hacked Democratic emails, prosecutors said. According to Zelinsky, Stone emailed Bannon that he knew how to win the 2016 election, but it "ain't pretty."

Steve Bannon, a noted hobo and practitioner of horrible things, has zero credibility so I don’t know why they’re going to put him on the stand. Is he afraid of prison? Do they have his nuts in a vise?

Old Roger was the original GOP ratfucker when few, if any, Americans could fully appreciate the job description. He has always been about dirty tricks, questionable morals, and taking the heat off Republicans who would otherwise end up in oblivion if they got caught telling Roger how much they loved his “work.”

I am afraid that the ultimate goal is to throw sand in the gears and make a spectacle out of this trial so that Stone ends up creating a situation where there is either a mistrial or a hung jury or some despicable piece of drama that emerges from all of this and makes a mockery out of the law. He seems to have said too much in all of those E-mails and he seems to have forgotten to cover his ass before they caught him breaking the law to help Trump get elected.

Where’s Julian Assange, by the way? Oh, he’s pretending to be crazy.

If things go south on Roger, look for him to faint in court or pretend to suddenly be too mentally ill to proceed.

Monday, November 4, 2019

Mike Pompeo is a Liar

Whenever Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is confronted by a knowledgeable member of the press, he falls back on a signature move that is intended to intimidate and derail the person questioning him. This is his squinting dickhead face, and it isn’t going to save his ass:

Former senior adviser to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Michael McKinley, directly contradicted public comments made by the top US diplomat when he testified under oath last month as part of the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. 

McKinley, who resigned amid the Ukraine controversy, raised concerns about former US Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch's removal, which was pushed by Trump's personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, and has become a central part of the inquiry, according to a transcript of that testimony released Monday.

While Pompeo told ABC News last month that McKinley never raised the idea of issuing a statement of support for Yovonovitch, McKinley directly contradicted that statement while under oath, telling lawmakers he mentioned it on three separate occasions.

Specifically, McKinley who testified behind closed doors on October 16, said that he raised the Yovanovitch matter with Pompeo three times and proposed releasing a statement of support for the former diplomat, who was abruptly recalled from her post, but did not receive a response from the secretary of state, including when he told Pompeo he was leaving the department.

"I said: We've seen the situation that's developing outside. Wouldn't it be good to put out a statement on Yovanovitch? Since my impression is the Department, you know, at least tried to keep her in Ukraine. I had gotten that from the newspapers," McKinley said. "He listened. That was it. Sort of , 'Thank you.' That was the limit of the conversation."

McKinley told lawmakers that he raised the issue on two other occasions, including during a phone call to discuss his resignation.

"I spoke with the Secretary again when he called from Europe to discuss my resignation," McKinley said. "I was pretty direct. I said, 'You know, this situation isn't acceptable. We need to you know, I've already made my recommendation, but ... I am resigning.' And that was the conversation. Again, I didn't get a reaction on that point."

McKinley's testimony contradicts public comments that Pompeo made in an interview last month with ABC News after McKinley's testimony.

I love how they sugarcoat this. He was “contradicted.” No, he was full-blown caught in a massive lie. He is an inveterate liar. He knows he’s been caught. He knows he has no credibility. And yet, he wants the conservative movement that is clearly aligned behind Trump, and Trump only, to save his worthless career in government.

How do you feel sympathy for these people? They have been caught lying. The whole Ukraine thing has blown up in their faces. There are literally no options left. If there was an ounce of shame remaining, the entire Trump cabinet would have already resigned, en masse, in protest of this fiasco. And I still don’t understand why anyone would work for Trump. He will throw Pompeo under the bus if he thinks that will save him. Pompeo knows that Trump would sooner sell him out than help him fight for the collective good of the entire administration. He knows that Trump would just as soon destroy everyone else and leave them unemployable, broke, and incarcerated if he thought that it would buy him some time.

Hell, Trump would set all of them on fire just for the re-tweets.

They all know this! They know how this ends! They know that their own personal destruction is like a plaything in the hands of a screaming, diapered man-baby and yet they still persist in thinking that they’re smarter than the press, better than the Democrats, and that Trump is the right man to be president and lead the Republican Party.

It’s mind-boggling. Truly, it is a mystery as to why they insist on being destroyed. The only explanation is that the Kool-Aid tastes pretty good and that the Russians have something on them that is worse than the fate that awaits them.