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Another coincidence?

So: Qatar was going to potentially finance Kushner's bankrupt real estate deal.

Sen. Blunt's son just registered as an agent of Qatar.

From Feb 9

Guess who just registered for FARA as an agent of Qatar?

A lobbying firm where Sen. Roy Blunt's son was made chairman.

Pool report: "Motorcade drove past Ultra Gentlemens Club near Palm Beach International Airport,

Pool report: "Motorcade drove past Ultra Gentlemen’s Club near Palm Beach International Airport, which was advertising an event: 'Stormy Daniels Making America Horny Again.'"


Updated w/ photo:

Trump Gets Caught in His Own Web of Lies (SIGNIT from Russia in 2013 he would run for President)

Trump Gets Caught in His Own Web of Lies

... snip

As the president tweeted on Saturday: “Funny how the Fake News Media doesn’t want to say that the Russian group was formed in 2014, long before my run for President. Maybe they knew I was going to run even though I didn’t know!”

This claim is absurd on its face. That Donald Trump floated the idea of running for the White House several times before he officially threw his hat in the ring on June 16, 2015, is a matter of public record. Moreover, he applied for a patent on his trademark slogan Make America Great Again back in November 2012, just six days after Barack Obama was reelected. Donald Trump’s Twitter feed between then and the official announcement of his candidacy included several references to his impending presidential run. The future candidate was re-tweeting others’ use of the #Trump2016 hashtag as far back as 2013, another indication that the White House was on Trump’s mind long before June 2015.

Then there’s highly classified intelligence demonstrating that Donald Trump was planning on running for the presidency—with Kremlin backing—years before the 2016 election. Back in the spring of 2014, a European intelligence service, a NATO ally of the United States, received a top-secret report that the Russians would back Donald Trump for the White House in the next election. The source was a mid-level Russian intelligence official who had plausible access to secret Kremlin plans.

Moreover, this source had a track record of providing accurate information, so his Trump bombshell merited examination. However, our partners determined that the notion was so absurd—after all, Trump was a reality TV star, a mere carnival barker, not a serious person—that the report had to be Russian disinformation. The source was put “on ice” for several months and his information was not shared with the Americans, since our friends didn’t want to appear so foolish as to suggest Donald Trump would run for president with secret Russian help.

More: http://observer.com/2018/02/kremlin-officials-began-planning-donald-trump-us-presidency-in-2014/

RNC just sent this out to reporters.


MAGA Trademarked in *** 2012 *** by Donald J Trump


Also, see the CNN article here:

Donald Trump trademarks 'Make America Great Again'

Need more proof Donald Trump is bringing his business savvy to the campaign trail? He has already trademarked his "Make America Great Again" slogan.

Yes, Ronald Reagan may have said it first, but Trump is the one asserting his commercial rights to the phrase.

Trump applied for a trademark for "Make America Great Again" in November 2012 -- mere days after the last presidential election.


Roger Stone: Trump Told Me He'd Run on New Years Day 2013

Roger Stone: Trump Told Me He’d Run on New Year’s Day 2013

The longtime political consultant and Trump confidante also says the new president is more like Richard Nixon than Ronald Reagan.

Donald Trump made a New Year's resolution in 2013 that would end up capsizing American politics and lead to one of the most stunning upsets in electoral history, according to a new book by veteran political consultant Roger Stone.

"He told me on New Year's Day 2013 that he was running for president in 2016," Stone writes in "The Making of the President 2016: How Donald Trump Orchestrated a Revolution."

When Stone pointed out to Trump that the media would be deeply skeptical that he would actually launch a campaign based on his previous flirtations with public office, Trump replied, "That will disappear when I announce."

And the rest is history.

More: https://www.usnews.com/news/national-news/articles/2017-02-03/roger-stone-trump-told-me-hed-run-on-new-years-day-2013

Steve Bannon spent a total of some 20 hours in conversations with the Mueller team this week.

Steve Bannon met with Mueller multiple times over the past week

by Hallie Jackson

WASHINGTON — Steve Bannon, who served as President Donald Trump’s chief strategist, was interviewed by special counsel Robert Mueller over multiple days this week, NBC News has learned from two sources familiar with the proceedings.

Bannon spent a total of some 20 hours in conversations with the team led by Mueller, who is investigating possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia as well as other issues that have arisen around the probe.

Bannon left his job as a senior White House adviser in August and returned to a leadership role at Breitbart, the right-wing news site based out of Washington. But he fell out of favor with the site’s financial backers, the Mercer family, after criticizing the president and his family in "Fire and Fury,” a book about the Trump administration published earlier this year by author Michael Wolff.

After a more than four-week stalemate, Bannon also returned to Capitol Hill Thursday to resume his interview with the House Intelligence Committee that was halted when he earlier refused to answer key questions in the Russia probe.

More: https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/steve-bannon-met-mueller-multiple-times-over-past-week-n848421

Grassley pissed at Sessions. Says protected him for months from public hearings on Russia.

Grassley tells me he's incensed at Jeff Sessions for torching his sentencing overhaul after Grassley stood up for him when Trump wanted to fire him and after he protected Sessions for months from Democratic demands for public hearings on Russia.

'Incensed' Grassley Rips Sessions for Torching Justice Overhaul
By Steven T. Dennis
February 14, 2018, 9:37 PM EST

*Attorney general says bill could free ’very worst’ inmates
*Senator says he protected Sessions from Democrats, and Trump

Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley blasted Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday after Sessions criticized his criminal justice overhaul a day before a committee vote.

Sessions wrote a letter charging that the legislation, if passed, could let the "very worst criminals" and gang members out of prison early. Grassley accused the attorney general of being ungrateful, saying that he had supported Sessions when President Donald Trump wanted to fire him and protected him from repeated Democratic demands for public hearings on Sessions’ contacts with Russians in 2016.

"I think it’s legitimate to be incensed and I resent it, because of what I’ve done for him. He had a tough nomination, a tough hearing in my committee," Grassley, an Iowa Republican, said in an interview in his Capitol Hill office.

"They wanted to call him back every other day for additional hearings about his Russian connection, and I shut them off of that until we had the normal oversight hearing in October I believe it was, see? And the president was going to fire him, and I backed him, you know? So why wouldn’t I be irritated?"

More: https://www.bloomberg.com/amp/news/articles/2018-02-15/-incensed-grassley-rips-sessions-for-torching-justice-overhaul?__twitter_impression=true

CNN Exclusive: At least 100 White House officials served with 'interim' security clearances until No

Source: CNN

Washington (CNN)Nearly a year into President Donald Trump's administration, senior-level staffers -- including Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner and Rob Porter -- remained on interim clearances even as other senior advisers were granted full security access, according to information obtained by CNN from a US government official.

Having interim clearance can hamper a staffer's ability to perform essential functions of the job, a former administration official said. It requires those with full permanent clearances to remain vigilant about what information is shared with those still operating on an interim basis.

There were more than 100 staffers in the Executive Office of the President who were operating on interim clearances more than a year after Trump was elected, according to the information.

It's not clear which of those staffers gained full clearances in the three months since the information was produced in November. It is also unclear whether the delay is the result of a bureaucratic backlog or potential complications in the background of these aides.

Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2018/02/14/politics/security-clearances-white-house/index.html

Why would Mr. & Mrs. Russian Oligarch have trouble getting security clearance?

Think about it.


Bannon’s one move of genius was to understand that people won’t fall for your substitute of a good news story over a bad one. His genius was to say “I’ll give you a new, worse story with a human interest element - servers are boring, here’s a porn star”

Today, the heads of our intelligence agencies told you THE PRESIDENT WON'T PROTECT US FROM ENEMIES.

NY Times: Here's a porn star story.

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