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And another one bit the dust - #11 Dead Russian official - interior ministry

Nikolai Volkov reportedly murdered, eleventh prominent Russian to die during Trump-Russia scandal

An official for the Russian Interior Ministry has reportedly been shot and killed in Moscow, which would make him the eleventh prominent Russian to die under suspicious circumstances since the beginning of Donald Trump’s Russia scandal. Radio Free Europe is reporting that the Interfax news agency believes Nikolai Volkov was just murdered. Russian state police are labeling it a robbery, but they have a history of falsely blaming political murders on non-political circumstances.

Volkov worked for Vladimir Putin but is not known to have any ties to Donald Trump. However his murder stands out in that ten other prominent Russians have died since the Trump-Russia scandal began. Volkov’s death comes just five days after the murder of a fellow Russian political figure, Denis Voronenkov, who had fled to Ukraine (link) and who would have been a star witness if Ukraine succeeds in its attempt at putting former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort on trial for his role in propping up Kremlin puppet Viktor Yanukovych.

Posted by womanofthehills | Wed Mar 29, 2017, 12:58 AM (4 replies)

Kushner and Trump: Taped At Secret Trump Tower Meetings With Russians - SPECULATION by L.Mensch

This is not news - it's speculation by Louise Mensch - but it sure makes sense and she seems to have some intelligence connections.

I believe that Jared Kushner is on tape talking to a Russian spy. Worse, I believe that as part of entirely legal and admissible FISA evidence, Donald Trump is also on tape talking to a Russian spy about money laundering.

Here is my reasoning. First,the facts. I reported that two Russian banks, SVB Bank and Alfa Bank, were the subjects, the named targets, of the FISA warrant looking at Russian money being laundered into the Trump campaign. This was a world exclusive on November 7th.

Permission was granted for the FBI to look at intercepts that involved US persons as they related to this campaign / money laundering.
Boris Epshteyn was named in an earlier version of this case to the court, and the warrant was then denied. But it is not a different case; rather, minimization was applied by the FBI before the warrant was granted.

Those are the facts of the matter on the warrant. It is also factually true that Jeff Sessions met with Kislyak, a spy recruiter, and perjured himself over it. It is further factually true that Jared Kushner snuck Kislyak into Trump Tower. Lastly, it is factually true that Jared Kushner met Gorkov, an FSB spy, at the request of Kislyak,
Second, informed speculation.

I believe that on March 3rd, Michael Ellis, newly placed in the White House, gave Donald Trump some very bad news (illegally). First he told him that Kislayak’s phone calls had been intercepted and his meetings taped – as is normal. Hence Jeff Sessions’ conversations with the spy-master were on tape. Worse, Ellis told Trump, members of Donald Trump’s own family had been taped talking to that same Russian ambassad
or. Lastly, he, Donald Trump, was also recorded – his phone was recorded – in Trump Tower – talking to Kislyak.

Posted by womanofthehills | Tue Mar 28, 2017, 02:36 AM (24 replies)

Raw Story just posted the Jared Kushner Aspen coincidence story with a great headline

I think Raw Story has the best headlines so I usually paste their take on stories on Facebook.

Jared Kushner flew to Aspen same day as ‘one of Putin’s closest confidants’ whose wife is pals with Ivanka

Flight logs show that President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, travelled to Aspen, Colorado on the same day as a Russian oligarch with strong ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

As the president’s push for health care reform went down in flames last week, Kushner and his family were reportedly skiing in Aspen. Trump was said to be unhappy about the timing of the vacation.
Photojournalist Eric Rosenwald examined flight logs from airports in the area and found that Kushner arrived in Aspen on Saturday, March 18 — the same day as Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich, who has been described as “one of Putin’s closest confidants.” Abramovich is known to own a home in Aspen.

According to Politico’s Jake Sherman, Abramovich’s wife, Dasha Zhukova, attended President Trump’s inauguration as a guest of Ivanka Trump.

Posted by womanofthehills | Mon Mar 27, 2017, 12:53 PM (2 replies)

Anyone wonder why the Russian protestors had yellow ducks

Ducks, trainers, and a badass woman all defined Sunday’s protests.
posted on Mar. 27, 2017, at 4:45 a.m.

The protests were organized by Alexei Navalny, one of Russia’s most prominent critics of President Vladimir Putin. Earlier this month, he accused Medvedev of taking bribes and using them to purchase assets.
During the protests, certain trends among the participants began to appear.

The protests were noted for the number of young people who came out for demonstrations across the country.
Many people brought ducks with them — this was a reference to an old video made by Navalny, in which he used a drone to show that Medvedev’s home includes a separate house in the middle of a lake, specifically for ducks.

Others brought along pairs of trainers — this was because Navalny credits noticing the prime minister’s trainers as what sparked his investigation

Posted by womanofthehills | Mon Mar 27, 2017, 12:43 PM (2 replies)

This Is How a Russian School Principal Talked to Her Students About Patriotism-kids aren't having it

Principal Kira Gribanovskaya drops some truth bombs on her foolish pupils.
At a school outside Bryansk, about 350 miles southwest of Moscow, the principal sat down last week with a class of students to talk about anti-corruption activist and opposition leader Alexey Navalny.

Why the sudden heart-to-heart? Police had just grabbed Maxim Losyev, one of the school’s students, straight out of the classroom for urging classmates to attend an unsanctioned demonstration on March 26 calling for an investigation into corruption allegations against Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. Losyev also created a student group in support of Alexey Navalny, whose Anti-Corruption Foundation published an investigation earlier this month accusing Medvedev of masterminding a vast and illicit private empire.

In an effort to prevent further activism, the school’s principal — reportedly a woman named Kira Petrovna Gribanovskaya, referring to herself in the third person — discouraged the class from supporting Navalny, and even questioned the room’s intelligence and patriotism, when students challenged her assertion that Russia is in the middle of a “civil war.”

One of the students recorded the meeting with Gribanovskaya, and leaked the footage on social media. This weekend, the news site Meduza transcribed the nine-minute encounter. You can read the Russian transcript here, and listen to the Russian audio below.

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Principal: Raisa Aleksandrova , may I say something? This is for those who have taken an interest in Navalny’s activities: Okay, he proposes that we smear our top leaders. He says, “No to corruption” and so on. But what specific actions does he propose? Assemble for a protest? Tell what a jerk he is?

Student 1: He just wants answers. He filmed a video about Medvedev, and he wants answers from the authorities.

Principal: And so what?

Student 1: And the authorities are silent.

Principal: No, hold on. If you film a video about Kira Petrovna, and write about how she’s this way and that way, how she’s not doing her job, and how there are cockroaches running around all over the school, and you come out to protest, demanding answers — do you think I’ll come out to have a conversation with you?

Student 2: No.

Principal: And he won’t, either! It’s a joke! A political platform is about concrete actions: strengthening the economy, developing various plans. What Navalny is doing is a pure provocation. Do you get it? You still don’t understand this. I’ll tell you this straight: right now, our economic situation is very unstable. It’s an economic pit. And why’s all this happening? You’ve taken social studies and all that. You know that we’re basically living under an economic blockade in this country. But I want to hear what you think. What’s going on right now?

Student 2: A crisis.

Principal: And what’s causing this crisis?

Student 2: Sanctions, the European Union, this whole blockade.

Worth it to read the rest.........

Posted by womanofthehills | Sun Mar 26, 2017, 07:17 PM (0 replies)

Louise Mensch - twitter - some photos from Russian anti-corruption protests

Posted by womanofthehills | Sun Mar 26, 2017, 07:12 PM (15 replies)

I sense panic at the White House: Journalist Louise Mensch explains how the Russia-Trump probe is

coming to a head

Mensch argued that going after Nunes would bring the fight to the GOP and force them to be tied to Trump, who may very well be engaged in treason.

She went on to say that she thinks “we are a lot further down the line to the end of this than most people think” in the Russia investigation. “I sense panic at the White House. I sense an absolute whiff of panic.”

Maher noted that the White House is collectively sweating like whores in churches. He confessed that he has deep concerns of FBI Director James Comey and his inability to control the FBI.

Posted by womanofthehills | Fri Mar 24, 2017, 11:31 PM (16 replies)

I won't hide Voronenkov recently said

Posted by womanofthehills | Thu Mar 23, 2017, 11:46 AM (0 replies)

DNC operative, Alexandra Chalupa harassed, car trashed, etc. after researching Manafort

It was like a decomposed corpse washing up on the river bank during a massive flood. It came in the form of a brief, cryptic tweet in the whoosh of running online commentary on FBI Director James Comey’s testimony before the House Intelligence Committee: “After my sister visited Paul Manafort's hometown as part of her investigation: attempted home break-in, her phone/comp. Hacked, car trashed 2x.”

You had to be at least a part-time detective on the Trump-Russia beat to get the clues. The name of the tweeter, Andrea Chalupa, rang a bell. I looked her up. The sister she referenced was Alexandra, an operative for the Democratic National Committee who in 2015 had begun digging into the affairs of Donald Trump’s campaign chairman at the time, Paul Manafort. Since the bigtime D.C. lobbyist for developing world kleptocracies was close to pro-Russia elements in Ukraine, Chalupa began to suspect Moscow would have some sort of connection to the Trump campaign. She didn’t pay much attention at first, because Trump’s campaign was just a clown show. But then he got traction and she looked again. And then came the suspected Russian hacks of the DNC, including her own email account. Even stranger things began to happen, as her sister’s tweeted shorthand reminded everyone on Monday afternoon.

Yes, there had been an “attempted home break-in” last year, in her leafy, virtually crime-free neighborhood of northwest Washington, D.C., as Politico’s Kenneth P. Vogel and David Stern reported in January. Her iPhone was hacked, too, and a death-metal track popular in Russia appeared on her playlist. Her car was broken into and trashed twice, with nothing stolen. The second time, the burglar left a red, traditional Ukrainian blouse draped across the back seat. She reported the incidents to the D.C. police and FBI, which by then had opened a counterintelligence investigation into Russian subversion. No arrests have been made.

Related: FBI Director Comey confirms probe into possible Trump-Russia ties

More strange things have happened since, to her and some of her friends, that she’s not ready to go public about. But she did say that, like virtually everyone else in official Washington, she was glued to the TV Monday for the House Intelligence Committee hearing on Moscow’s campaign to destroy Hillary Clinton, put Donald Trump in the White House and rattle Americans’ faith in their core institutions. Over five and a half hours, the star witness of the astonishing event, FBI Director James Comey, absolutely obliterated the credibility of the increasingly unhinged president of the United States.

Posted by womanofthehills | Wed Mar 22, 2017, 10:32 PM (13 replies)

I think hes going to get himself out: Feinstein hints that Trump may resign at Q&A session

Senate Judiciary Committee co-chair Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) held an impromptu question-and-answer session on Friday with protesters who gathered outside a fundraiser she held in Los Angeles.

According to Mediaite.com, when a protester asked Feinstein how to get Trump out of office, Feinstein replied, “I think he’s going to get himself out” — hinting that Trump might resign in the months ahead.

“There are so many things is doing that are unconstitutional,” a protester said. “How are we going to get him out?”
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“We have a lot of people looking at this,” Feinstein said. “I think he’s going to get himself out… I think that sending his sons to another country to make a financial deal for his company and then have that covered with government expenses. I believe that should not be allowed.”

Posted by womanofthehills | Fri Mar 17, 2017, 09:11 PM (6 replies)
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