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Sat Dec 10, 2016, 02:13 AM

Land of OZ; Russia Edition. Paul Manafort Returns to Trump Tower; on the phone with Pence regularly

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I read this about a week ago and the pit that has resided in my stomach since the night of November 8 sank just a bit further. It flew largely under the radar, but now perhaps it will warrant a bit more attention.

If you have a twitter account - please take a few seconds and Tweet this article out. In light of the CIA's findings, the treasonous Manafort/Putin/Trump connection must be thoroughly exposed on every medium we can reach.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/11/30/torture-lobbyist-paul-manafort-still-advising-donald-trump-on-cabinet-picks.html

The Land of Oz, Russia Edition
Paul Manafort Is Back and Advising Donald Trump on Cabinet Picks
Paul Manafort left the Trump campaign back in August, or did he? Sources confirm to The Daily Beast that he’s back advising the president-elect.
Olivia Nuzzi
Asawin Suebsaeng
11.30.16 7:35 PM ET

CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts—Paul Manafort stood in the foyer of the third-floor ballroom of the Charles Hotel, across the street from the Taubman Building of the Harvard Kennedy School, on Wednesday. Having left his mafioso uniform of gleaming pinstripe suit and tie at home in favor of a half-zip sweater and casual slacks, he went mostly unnoticed, even at an event for political operatives and junkies, where a man of his status should be a star. And Harvard, it turns out, is not the only place the ex-chairman of the Donald Trump presidential campaign and former lobbyist for some of the worst dictators and killers of the 20th century is operating in the shadows these days.

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Amid a stream of investigative journalism scrutinizing his political work in Ukraine, of particular interest given Trump’s praise of autocratic Russian President Vladimir Putin, Manafort was axed and replaced by a combination of Steve Bannon, the president of Breitbart News, and Kellyanne Conway, a Republican pollster, who served as the campaign CEO and manager, respectively. How far he faded into the margins of Trump’s orbit is unclear.

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But now, a few months and an election night victory later, it seems Manafort is back, and in a position he surely finds more comfortable: one shrouded in almost total mystery. “When they’re picking a cabinet, unless he contacts me, I don’t bother him,” one former campaign official who worked closely with Manafort told The Daily Beast. “It’s a heady time for everyone.”

“I think he’s weighing in on everything,” the former official said, “I think he still talks to Trump every day. I mean, Pence? That was all Manafort. Pence is on the phone with Manafort regularly.

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Maru Kitteh Dec 2016 OP
pbmus Dec 2016 #1
Maru Kitteh Dec 2016 #2
Cha Dec 2016 #5
Maru Kitteh Dec 2016 #3
Cha Dec 2016 #6
Maru Kitteh Dec 2016 #7
Cha Dec 2016 #8
Cha Dec 2016 #4
Maru Kitteh Dec 2016 #9
brer cat Dec 2016 #10
Maru Kitteh Dec 2016 #13
George II Dec 2016 #11
Madam45for2923 Dec 2016 #12

Response to Maru Kitteh (Original post)

Sat Dec 10, 2016, 02:16 AM

1. Rudy knew that Trumpster would be president before the election



He almost said as much on a news show he was on

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Response to pbmus (Reply #1)

Sat Dec 10, 2016, 02:20 AM

2. As did Mitch McConnell, I believe.

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Editing to add for those unaware; McConnell's wife has been tapped by Trump for his cabinet.

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Response to Maru Kitteh (Reply #2)

Sat Dec 10, 2016, 06:00 AM

5. So there's a throwback to the bush2cheney horror show.

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Response to Maru Kitteh (Original post)

Sat Dec 10, 2016, 03:06 AM

3. Also from the article: Manafort HAS AN APARTMENT IN TRUMP TOWER.

Manafort, who keeps an apartment in Trump Tower, was never compensated for his work, making it more difficult to keep an account of his entanglement with the campaign.


Trump Tower now enjoys Secret Service protection. I wonder if this is helpful or restrictive to Manafort. The whole thing makes me ill.



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Response to Maru Kitteh (Reply #3)

Sat Dec 10, 2016, 06:05 AM

6. It's so unbelievably sickening, Maru..

The Siberian Candidate is alive, evil, and has taken over our US Government.

I can just imagine how President Obama and Hillary feel.. just like we do.. only they're so much closer to it.. and I think rising to the challenge.



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Response to Cha (Reply #6)

Sat Dec 10, 2016, 06:46 AM

7. I have come to wonder if Paul Manafort might be "ground zero" of this whole sickening

horror show. Apparently he has lived at Trump Tower for many years. Did our "liberal media" ever mention this?

It's just a little too cozy, a little too easy, a little too coincidental.

Manafort to Breitbart in August: "You will see a coming together of Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell and Donald Trump"

www.breitbart.com/video/2016/08/05/manafort-you-will-see-a-coming-together-of-paul-ryan-mitch-mcconnell-and-donald-trump/

I think Manafort was placed in Trump Tower years ago as a link, a liaison, a lever, to thread and secure the strings on behalf of Vladimir Putin.

Who could possibly be a juicier, easier target for Putin than Donald Trump? In1988 Trump told Mike Wallace on the floor of the GOP convention, if he decided to run for the presidency he would probably win so he obviously had ambitions to the office.

Trump has displayed himself proudly for years. Impulsive, insecure, light on intelligence and heavy on debt, easily manipulated by dangling carrots, tweets, praise, silence, condemnation, cash or women, Trump was perfectly suited to Putin's needs.


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Response to Maru Kitteh (Reply #7)

Sat Dec 10, 2016, 07:06 AM

8. That could be.. manafort, the evil facilitator

between putin and trump... a match made in hell for taking over the US.

There's too much evidence to apply any CT to this at all.

The heinous M$M had a big part in this coup d'état, too.. just like in 2000.

If there is any Justice at all.. I can imagine the heavy shit that's coming down on their heads one day.

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Response to Maru Kitteh (Original post)

Sat Dec 10, 2016, 05:50 AM

4. Kick for now, Maru, until I've had

time to read it.

Thank you.

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Response to Cha (Reply #4)

Sat Dec 10, 2016, 02:31 PM

9. Thanks Cha

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Response to Maru Kitteh (Original post)

Sat Dec 10, 2016, 09:48 PM

10. The more we read about this

the odder and scarier it gets! Manafort was in place early and clearly his "firing" was just for show: he's been a top dog all along, probably Putin's lap dog to keep trump in line.

I certainly hope that President Obama is investigating every aspect of the Russian coup and will reveal all soon. It has to be soon or it will all disappear!

It's hard to believe this is happening in America. Thanks for adding this, Maru Kitteh.

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Response to brer cat (Reply #10)

Sat Dec 10, 2016, 10:35 PM

13. Thank you for reading brer cat - it hardly seems real and you are right

If action does not happen soon, democracy dies.

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Response to Maru Kitteh (Original post)

Sat Dec 10, 2016, 10:02 PM

11. Manafort has many skeletons in his closet, maybe even more than Trump has.

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Response to Maru Kitteh (Original post)

Sat Dec 10, 2016, 10:19 PM

12. Thanks for posting this!

 

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