A CNN op-ed piece says Kanye West should not be allowed to have a “platform” to express his opinion. “The time has come to stop amplifying his platform when he continues to misconstrue facts and distract the public from truth,” writes Ernest Owens, editor of Philadelphia magazine’s G Philly and CEO of Ernest Media Empire, LLC.
I’m old enough to remember a time when we didn’t have to wonder whether or not the Kremlin has a secret video of the President of the United States paying Russian hookers to urinate on a bed in his Moscow hotel room. From the Washington Post‘s report on former FBI director James Comey’s new book:
The nation’s intelligence chiefs had just finished briefing Donald Trump on Russia’s interference in the 2016 election when FBI Director James B. Comey stayed behind to discuss some especially sensitive material: a “widely circulated” intelligence dossier containing unconfirmed allegations that Russians had filmed Trump interacting with prostitutes in Moscow in 2013.
The president-elect quickly interrupted the FBI director. According to Comey’s account in a new memoir, Trump “strongly denied the allegations, asking — rhetorically, I assumed — whether he seemed like a guy who needed the service of prostitutes. He then began discussing cases where women had accused him of sexual assault, a subject I had not raised. He mentioned a number of women, and seemed to have memorized their allegations.”
The January 2017 conversation at Trump Tower in Manhattan “teetered toward disaster” — until “I pulled the tool from my bag: ‘We are not investigating you, sir.’ That seemed to quiet him,” Comey writes.
Trump did not stay quiet for long. Comey describes Trump as having been obsessed with the portion dealing with prostitutes in the infamous dossier compiled by British former intelligence officer Christopher Steele, raising it at least four times with the FBI director. The document claimed that Trump had watched the prostitutes urinate on themselves in the same Moscow suite that President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama had stayed in “as a way of soiling the bed,” Comey writes.
Comey writes that Trump asked him to have the FBI investigate the allegations to prove they were not true, and offered varying explanations to convince him why. “I’m a germaphobe,” Trump told him in a follow-up call on Jan. 11, 2017, according to Comey’s account. “There’s no way I would let people pee on each other around me. No way.” Later, the president asked what could be done to “lift the cloud” because it was so painful for first lady Melania Trump.
Yeah, he cares so much about hurting Melania. More:
The next month, Trump called Comey to complain about the Russia investigation as a “cloud” that was impairing his presidency and, again, brought up the Moscow prostitutes allegation.
“For about the fourth time, he argued that the golden showers thing wasn’t true, asking yet again, ‘Can you imagine me, hookers?’ ” Comey writes of their March 30, 2017, call. “In an apparent play for my sympathy, he added that he has a beautiful wife and the whole thing has been very painful for her. He asked what we could do to ‘lift the cloud.’ ”
For the first time, I think the Russian videotape thing might — might — be true. Yes, I can imagine Trump hiring hookers. What, you can’t? Come on.
Stormy Daniels, the porn star with whom he is alleged to have carried on, was paid $130,000 for her silence by a shell corporation controlled by Trump lawyer Michael Cohen.
Former Playboy Playmate Karen McDougal said that after they first had sex in 2006, Trump offered to pay her, but she refused, and was hurt by the insinuation that she was a prostitute. She was paid $150,000 by the National Enquirer‘s parent company for exclusive rights to her story … which they never published. This is a way of buying silence.
Trump has denied having had a sexual relationship with either woman. Presumably with a straight face.
If believing that there’s no tape of Trump hiring Russian hookers to perform a perverted act in a Moscow hotel room hinges on believing Trump would never hire a hooker, then put on your raincoat and open the Purell.
Of course Trump may be innocent of this disgusting thing. But what kind of innocent man keeps asking the FBI director to commit agents to investigate something he knows is not true? Isn’t it more credible to think that he wants to use the FBI’s unparalleled investigative powers to discover if the Russians really do have videotaped evidence of something he knows he did, or if they’re just bluffing? Why would it matter so much to him if he knew it was a lie?
That’s the thing about Trump: anything is possible with him. Anything. Donors to the Republican Party are actually funding a website, LyinComey.com, dedicated to discrediting the straight-arrow former FBI director. Comey might be a dour stick-in-the-mud, but to see the Republican Party spend money and moral capital with a tabloidy website trashing a former director of the FBI is grotesque. But hey, it’s Trump’s party now. Golden showers all around!
I had a conversation late this afternoon with a friend who is conservative, churchgoing, and decent to the marrow. An ordinary guy. Pillar of the community sort. In all the years we’ve known each other, we’ve never had a political conversation, to my recollection. But today, as we were talking, he unloaded on Trump. He’s just disgusted with everything — the filth, the lying, the tweeting. “What kind of idiot tweets out taunts to a country with nuclear missiles?!” he said. “It’s crazy! We’re talking about war!” Et cetera.
I didn’t have the heart to tell him about the pee tape. #MAGA
By the way, don’t miss James Risen’s Intercept piece about Joseph Mifsud, the missing academic with links to the Russia investigation. Risen, a veteran investigative reporter, says he has long been skeptical of the case for collusion between the Russian government and the Trump campaign, but he now believes the case is stronger than he first thought.
The best way to restore public faith in government institutions is to “send Hillary to prison“, according to Hollywood icon Morgan Freeman, who warns that unless the former First Lady’s crimes are seen to be punished, “everyday Americans will forever know, deep down, that there is one law for those with money and power, and another for the rest of us.”
“Hillary should be in jail for her unlawful deeds and President Trump should absolutely, absolutely make sure this happens to send the very strong message that no-one, and I mean no-one, is above the law in the United States of America,” Morgan Freeman said in New York while promoting National Geographic’s new docu-series The Story of Us.
Full Article: YourNewswire.com
Hammer Of Justice Falls On Clinton Crime Family – 31 Sealed Indictments In D.C.
BREAKING: 7 new indictments filed in DC, that's 31 total! President Trump wasn't kidding when he said today would be a big! The🌪 is here! 🙌🏻 pic.twitter.com/X4sQNTUGVI
— LIZ THE🌪IS HERE‼️🍕 (@LizCrokin) November 8, 2017
— C Bracken (@colemanbracken) November 9, 2017
Facebook, Instagram: No, you can’t auto-slurp our profiles (cough, cough, border officials)
This woman is corrupt. She does the bidding of The Clintons & Obamas. Investigate her. #FollowTheMoney #MAGA
Modification of AtGRDP1 gene expression affects silique and seed development in Arabidopsis thaliana.
The role that the PA plays in suppressing Palestinian voices… is not missed by Palestinians
Loss of Gspt1l disturbs the patterning of the brain central arteries in zebrafish.
Here are a new few tweets that I found some mix of interesting, funny, and scary:
— Author Lee Jackson (@Stonewall_77) December 19, 2016
— Dr. Gene Lingerfelt (@GeneLingerfelt) December 17, 2016
— Democrats for Trump (@YoungDems4Trump) December 19, 2016
Freedom Information Act
5M 4 Last Vacation
Total Spent 😳90M
Michelle Here's Your Hope
Hope U Enjoy It
Wasting Tax Payers 💰 pic.twitter.com/hGT4N3ix8i
— EAGLE WINGS (@ConstanceQueen8) December 19, 2016
Watch: SNL puts Hillary Clinton in Love Actually’s cue card scene in its saddest, realest sketch of 2016 https://t.co/hts5h62gZj
— Vox (@voxdotcom) December 19, 2016
— Dr.America MD🎄🇺🇸 (@healthandcents) December 13, 2016
— Morgan (@GEanalyst) December 19, 2016
— Patriot Ginger Snap (@PatriotGinger) December 19, 2016
— WTOL 11 (@WTOL11Toledo) December 19, 2016
— Daniel John Sobieski (@gerfingerpoken) December 19, 2016
Five reasons why there is not a free and independent press in the UK https://t.co/fxKFq07Oy0
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) December 19, 2016
— Sun Sport (@SunSport) December 19, 2016
— John K Stahl (@JohnKStahlUSA) December 19, 2016
— #VotingOnlyTrump (@TeamTrumpAZ) December 19, 2016
Lying Lynch doesn't regret the meeting w/ Bill
— BHOfakefollower (@BHOFakeFollower) December 19, 2016
Don’t miss your chance: free bumper sticker https://t.co/wUo0olmg2v
— Podesta’s Emails (@podesta_email) December 7, 2016
I wonder if any stickers are still left? The really story is how the money used to get a free bumper stickers is dispersed.
— The Inside Source (@InsideSourceInt) December 7, 2016
I hope the South African Airways isn’t this violent with it’s patrons. 🙂
The SAA really means Syrian Arab Army. When I see all or nothing comments like this I think that people are just showing off to prove they have bigger testicles then everyone else. I have not been able to confirm this exact statement post by ‘The Inside Source’.
What I did find is the SAA’s Facebook page. I love this one post:
Some people think they know more than the general command of the Syrian Arab Armed Forces and are contradicting the statements of the Syrian Department of Defense rather than explaining the situation and statements released by the official Facebook page of the Syrian ministry of defense and the only official Syrian military page on Facebook وزارة الدفاع في الجمهورية العربية السورية
Do we need to remind them that the General Command of the Syrian Arab Armed Forces speak in the…
UK slashes number of Foreign Office climate change staff https://t.co/SuopqwLBct
— The Guardian (@guardian) December 7, 2016
So… the UK doesn’t believe in Global Warming is as big of an issue as it use to be. The country has bigger issues then some tragdegy to keeps getting pushed back every 10 year by 10 years. Somewhere Al Gore is crying.
— The Sun (@TheSun) December 7, 2016
Satellite phones can text now. Good to know.
— Lou Dobbs (@LouDobbs) December 7, 2016
The complete article can be found here. While an exact number of people who cancelled their subscriptions is never given the term ‘thousands’ is used. You can also followed a Twitter thread on people talking to the Editor and Chief about why they cancelled their subscriptions. At least the editor is very cordial for his criticism.