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Posted: 25 May 2018 10:35 AM   [ Ignore ]
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We hear almost every day from some pundit about how the Rump administration acts just like an organized crime syndicate. And we also hear how so many Republicans go right along. What I never hear though is anyone putting two and two together to come to the obvious conclusion. It IS an organized crime syndicate complete with stooges who threaten congressmen if they don’t play along. I.e. they make them deals they can’t refuse. We know Stormy Daniels was threatened by a Rump thug. Is it really so unbelievable that Rump has a large group of people he can rely on to threaten congressmen, leaders of other countries, etc.?

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Posted: 25 May 2018 12:57 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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It’s unbelievable to someone with an IQ higher than yours.

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Posted: 25 May 2018 05:17 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Hey it was James Comey even that compared Trump’s nature with his team to that of La Costra Nostra. I think him (and a lot of FBI’ers) have definitely noted the similarities.

Maybe a little less whacking, but still….

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Posted: 25 May 2018 08:54 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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CuthbertJ - 25 May 2018 10:35 AM

Is it really so unbelievable that Rump has a large group of people he can rely on to threaten congressmen, leaders of other countries, etc.?

Beltane - 25 May 2018 12:57 PM

It’s unbelievable to someone with an IQ higher than yours.

What kind of bias blinders are you wearing Beltane?

Russian oligarch met with Cohen at Trump Tower
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0nuVJJOw8o

CNN - Published on May 25, 2018

A Russian oligarch who was questioned by special counsel Robert Mueller and recently sanctioned by the US visited President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Michael Cohen in Trump Tower during the presidential transition in January 2017, according to video reviewed by CNN and a person familiar with the matter.

For an interesting info trip, google “Cohen organized crime”

A Brief History of Michael Cohen’s Criminal Ties
By Seth Hettena | April 10, 2018, Rolling Stone

Good Grief. Cohen’s World Gets Mobbier The Closer I Look
By Josh Marshall | April 17, 2018, Talking Points Memo.com

Michael Cohen has many alleged links to organized crime: Does that mean he won’t flip on Trump?
Through his own family and his pal Felix Sater, Cohen has a history of mob ties. But Trump can’t assume his loyalty
Heather Digby Parton | April 19, 2018, SALON.com

The Many Hustles of Michael Cohen
David Z. Morris | May 6, 2018, Fortune.com

And then there’s Devin Nunes and the other GOP Trumpeteers, that’s a developing story that just might bite the GOP big time.
Well, if there were any justice in the world.  Problem is the right-wing has such a double standard based on their absolutism, and the left wing are still a bunch of confused wimps, that the malicious driven alt-right might pull off their agenda of destroying our government’s (by the people, for the people) checks and balances.

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Posted: 25 May 2018 09:53 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Oh and speaking of thugs in service of trump,

If Federal Prosecutors Weren’t Suspicious of Hannity Before—They Are Now
By Heather Digby Parton / Salon April 17, 2018
https://www.alternet.org/if-federal-prosecutors-werent-suspicious-hannity-they-are-now

“... Sean Hannity has always struck me as a Trump true believer.
But he takes it to extremes at times, which makes you wonder.
All of Trump’s supporters in the media, even those on Fox News, have had occasion to criticize him from time to time.

Hannity has never shown even the slightest annoyance with the president, much less any substantive disagreement.
Knowing that Hannity is involved with Trump’s notorious fixer,
regarding something he doesn’t want the public to learn about,
could certainly lead one to suspect that Hannity is unwilling to criticize Trump
for approximately the same reason Trump is unwilling to criticize Vladimir Putin.

Maybe that’s just how all these people operate. ...

It’ll be interesting to see how that part of this opera plays out.

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Posted: 31 May 2018 10:24 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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There was a story on MSNBC the other day that included something about this company called Black Cube. People hire it to make problems go away. Trump and Harvey Weinstein are two notable clients.

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Posted: 01 June 2018 07:22 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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CuthbertJ - 31 May 2018 10:24 AM

There was a story on MSNBC the other day that included something about this company called Black Cube. People hire it to make problems go away. Trump and Harvey Weinstein are two notable clients.

Had to check out the video clip and two things are clear:

The president being a client is pure speculation.

If Weinstein hired them he should demand a refund since their services were clearly ineffective.

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Posted: 01 June 2018 08:28 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Beltane - 01 June 2018 07:22 PM
CuthbertJ - 31 May 2018 10:24 AM

There was a story on MSNBC the other day that included something about this company called Black Cube. People hire it to make problems go away. Trump and Harvey Weinstein are two notable clients.

Had to check out the video clip and two things are clear:

The president being a client is pure speculation.

If Weinstein hired them he should demand a refund since their services were clearly ineffective.

Seems to me no one claimed it was the president himself.

Revealed: Trump team hired spy firm for ‘dirty ops’ on Iran arms deal
Israeli agency told to find incriminating material on Obama diplomats who negotiated deal with Tehran
Mark Townsend and Julian Borger in Washington - May 5, 2018
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/may/05/trump-team-hired-spy-firm-dirty-ops-iran-nuclear-deal

... Aides to Donald Trump, the US president, hired an Israeli private intelligence agency
to orchestrate a “dirty ops” campaign against key individuals from the Obama administration
who helped negotiate the Iran nuclear deal, the Observer can reveal.

People in the Trump camp contacted private investigators in May last year to “get dirt” on Ben Rhodes,
who had been one of Barack Obama’s top national security advisers, and Colin Kahl,
deputy assistant to Obama, as part of an elaborate attempt to discredit the deal. ...

Who Ordered Black Cube’s Dirty Tricks?
Trita Parsi
http://www.nybooks.com/daily/2018/05/09/who-ordered-black-cubes-dirty-tricks/

Of course, there’s more to be revealed as time dictates.

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