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Noticed something very interesting re Sanctions, Russia hacking and Rob Joyce

4/16: It's reported - Trump puts the brakes on new Russian sanctions, reversing Haley’s announcement:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-puts-the-brake-on-new-russian-sanctions-reversing-haleys-announcement/2018/04/16/ac3ad4f8-417f-11e8-8569-26fda6b404c7_story.html?utm_term=.3750c8b0e219

4/16: At 1:25pm it's reported - Russia is sponsoring cyberattacks in U.S. homes and businesses, U.S. and U.K. officials warn in which Rob Joyce makes a statement:

"“We are pushing back and we’re pushing back hard,” said Rob Joyce, White House special assistant to the president and cybersecurity director."
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2018/04/16/russia-sponsoring-cyberattacks-u-s-homes-and-businesses-u-s-and-u-k-officials-warn/520981002/

4/16: At 4:19pm it's reported - Top cyber official to leave White House (ROB ROYCE)

"Joyce’s departure will leave a void in one of the top cybersecurity roles in the administration. Joyce was among top U.S. and British officials who earlier Monday blamed Russian-backed hackers for conducting cyberattacks on internet infrastructure across the globe in an apparent spy campaign targeting government, critical infrastructure and private businesses.
http://thehill.com/policy/cybersecurity/383412-top-cyber-official-to-leave-white-house

Anyone would have to be blind if they think that Trump is not Putin's puppet and is some unwitting part in all this.

The (non) client list that Cohen's attorneys provided

https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/4438420-Letter.html

I can't copy/paste. Maybe someone can screen capture? It appears they only named Trump and Elliot Broidy and didn't name the supposed "hundreds" of clients Cohen use to have.

Putincon

For those interested, theres an all day conference today on Putin with speakers such as Preet Bharara, Bill Browder etc. Hopefully they put a full video up after, because half the conference is over.

Schedule on the page as well: putincon.com

[link:https://twitter.com/wendysiegelman/status/974651275160838144?s=21|]

Thought this will get lost in news cycle: Olympic doping ban overturned for 28 Russian Athletes

http://www.cnn.com/2018/02/01/europe/russia-doping-ban-lifted-on-28-athletes-intl/index.html

(CNN) Doping bans on 28 Russian athletes were overturned on Thursday, throwing the International Olympic Committee's policy on Russian doping into chaos just over a week before the start of the Winter Olympics in South Korea.

The Swiss-based Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) upheld the appeals of athletes given lifetime Olympic bans for doping violations during the 2014 Sochi Winter Games, saying there was insufficient evidence to show they had broken the rules.

The ruling means that athletes' 2014 results are reinstated and they could now seek to participate in the Winter Games in Pyeongchang, which open on February 9.

Russian cross-country skiing star Alexander Legkov , who won gold at Sochi 2014, is among those whose bans were lifted.

In a further 11 cases, CAS ruled that doping violations had been committed but that lifetime bans were not justified and the punishments were cut to a ban for the 2018 Games alone.

The IOC said the decision "may have a serious impact on the future fight against doping," and added that it could yet appeal the decision at the Swiss Federal Tribunal, the country's highest court.

Among the reinstated athletes were cross-country skiing gold medalist Alexander Legkov, men's skeleton gold medalist Alexander Tretiakov and women's skeleton world champion Elena Nikitina.

Aleksandr Zubkov, the double Olympic bobsled champion and Russian flag bearer in Sochi, is among the 11 whose doping bans were upheld.

Russia's Alexander Tretiakov won a gold medal in the men's skeleton. It was not immediately clear if any of the 28 would seek to take part in Pyeonchang. To be eligible to compete in South Korea, they would need to be cleared by the IOC Invitation Review Panel and subsequently selected to join the team of 169 Russian athletes competing as neutrals,. The IOC banned the entire Russian team from the 2018 Games for a "systemic manipulation" of anti-doping rules. Russia denies the charge.

The Kremlin said it was "very happy" with the decision. "This information about the CAS decision regarding our athletes confirms that active efforts to protect their rights in courts and in other ways are justified, they can be effective and they must continue," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on a conference call with journalists


I never had a chance to watch the Russian doping documentary, so I don't fully understand the significance, but from what I do understand it's a very big deal regarding Putin corruption. Also what a coincidence that Trump visited Switzerland and then this happened? Go figure!

CIA director Pompeo met top Russian spies

http://www.cnn.com/2018/01/30/politics/cia-director-pompeo-russia-spies/index.html

and so did Dan Coates https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2018/01/the-trump-administration-let-a-russian-spy-chief-visit-the-us-even-though-he-was-legally-barred/

"CIA Director Mike Pompeo recently met with his Russian counterparts when they traveled to the US, according to US ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman.

Russian media is reporting those who met with Pompeo may have included the country's sanctioned spy chief, Sergey Naryshkin.
Talks between top US and Russian intelligence officials occurred just days before Pompeo once again warned that Russia will attempt to meddle in the 2018 US midterm elections and the Trump administration released a sweeping list of prominent Russian political and business figures in defiance of Moscow.

While neither US nor Russian officials explicitly said that Pompeo and Naryshkin met, both sides confirmed that talks occurred between intelligence counterparts and Russia's US ambassador, Anatoly Antonov, said that Naryshkin made a trip to the US for discussions. "


The Trump administration allowed the head of Russia’s foreign intelligence service, Sergey Naryshkin, to visit the United State last week, despite US sanctions that are supposed to bar Naryshkin from entering the country.
“Which other sanctioned Russia intelligence agency figures has the Trump administration let into our country?”

Naryshkin’s visit drew no notice at the time, but after Russia’s US ambassador Anatoly Antonov announced the visit on Tuesday, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) raised the issue in a press conference later in the day. “This is an extreme dereliction of duty by President Trump, who seems more intent on undermining the rule of law in this country than standing up to Putin,” Schumer said.

Naryshkin met last week outside Washington with Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, Reuters reported. Antonov said that Naryshkin’s meetings addressed the “joint struggle against terrorism,” though he did not offer further details.

News of the visit drew condemnation from congressional Democrats already fuming over the Trump administration’s refusal on Monday to impose new sanctions against Russian defense and intelligence firms—sanctions that were required by bipartisan legislation President Donald Trump begrudgingly approved in 2017. (The 2017 sanctions law passed Congress with veto-proof majorities.)


He's barred from entering the U.S. This can't be normal.

Requiem for an American Dream

I'm not sure if this video has ever been posted here or discussed. I'm relatively new here, so not sure. I saw this on netflix and was blown away. It's so relevant right now. The only thing I don't agree with is the statement about "rhetoric from Obama" and his "hopey changey message". I think Obama brought a lot of "hope & change". But obviously the backlash we see now is from the right who don't want to progress at all, or the government who wants to oppress it. This documentary opened my eyes as to the method of (conservative/authoritarian/GOP...insert whatever from the RW) govt madness.

I found the full version on youtube (hopefully its full version):

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Hopefully I've got the linking right.

If I had hope trumpsters would watch one movie, it would be THIS! The.GOP.are.not.out.for.your.best.interests.!!
Unless you are a rw christian evangelist, in which they just don't care about anything except their conservative causes
being fulfulled, best interests be damned.

Assistant principal pens conservative children's book featuring Pepe the frog

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/assistant-principal-publishes-pepe-frog-children-book-article-1.3405208?

Baloney he didn't know Pepe is a symbol of white supremacy. He will no doubt rake in the dough, and he probably knew this.

All the deplorables will eat this up to read to their children. Nothing like an alt right political story before bedtime to seed the little children's minds.

I believe Pepe is trademarked character (with no ideological intentions), so I hope the original author sues him.
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