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The real reason Trump allies are attacking Mueller

To make any future pardons go down easier

If you think 2017 was bad, imagine an America without allies fighting another two-front war, this one involving nuclear weapons, under the leadership of the most hated president in modern history, while a torture apologist runs the C.I.A. The world right now is a powder keg. Trump, an untethered maniac, sits atop it, flicking a lighter that Republicans in Congress could take away, but won’t. If everything goes up in flames, we can’t say we weren’t warned.

Flynn has promised special counsel ‘full cooperation’ in Russia probe: Source

Did Michael Flynn Just Flip on Team Trump?

Robert Litt, who until Jan. 20 was the senior lawyer for the office of the director of national intelligence, said Flynn’s admissions flow from the role Mueller needs him to play: witness. In other words, the purpose of Mueller’s actions against Flynn on Friday are to hunt bigger Trump administration targets.

A Split From Trump Indicates That Flynn Is Moving to Cooperate With Mueller

The Hidden History of Trump’s First Trip to Moscow

“In 1987, a young real estate developer traveled to the Soviet Union. The KGB almost certainly made the trip happen.” Excerpt from a book that sounds…. very interesting!

U.S. Hires Company With K.G.B. Link to Guard Moscow Embassy

I mean.
Really?

A Russian Facebook page organized a protest in Texas. A different Russian page launched the counter-protest.

On that day, protesters organized by the two groups showed up on Travis Street in downtown Houston, a scene that appeared on its face to be a protest and a counterprotest. Interactions between the two groups eventually escalated into confrontation and verbal attacks… Russians managed to pit Texans against each other for the bargain price of $200.

Trump and his allies are laying the groundwork for a Saturday Night Massacre

Robert Mueller’s Show of Strength: A Quick and Dirty Analysis

Trump Campaign Adviser Met With Russian to Discuss ‘Dirt’ on Clinton

You’ve probably already heard about Manafort, but this could be an even bigger deal.

First charges filed in Mueller investigation

But sealed until Monday

Given What We Know Now, Some Of The Steele Dossier’s Claims Aren’t So Crazy

The Latest Scoops from CNN and the New York Times: A Quick and Dirty Analysis

Re: Mueller investigation

With a Picked Lock and a Threatened Indictment, Mueller’s Inquiry Sets a Tone

Russia’s Facebook Fake News Could Have Reached 70 Million Americans

Russian Hackers May Have Affected 2016 Election Vote Totals

I will get Putin on this program and we will get Donald elected.

Trump’s Business of Corruption – The New Yorker

Manafort’s son-in-law met with federal investigators, sources say

Special Counsel Robert Mueller Impanels Washington Grand Jury in Russia Probe

This is yet a further sign that there is a long-term, large-scale series of prosecutions being contemplated and being pursued by the special counsel

‘The moment when it really started to feel insane’: An oral history of the Scaramucci era

Via Funkaoshi. Looks like I picked a heck of a ten days to go on vacation and then get sick. My favourite part is “Pickle”.

Read the Full Text of Bill Browder’s Testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee

Some deep background on just how corrupt and awful Putin is, and the insane story behind the Magnitsky Act:

Sergei Magnitsky was murdered as my proxy. If Sergei had not been my lawyer, he would still be alive today.

That morning I made a vow to Sergei’s memory, to his family, and to myself that I would seek justice and create consequences for the people who murdered him. For the last seven and a half years, I’ve devoted my life to this cause.