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President Trump is "looking at" changes to U.S. sanctions on Russia, according to National Economic

Council Director Gary Cohn.


Not a fan of the Washington examiner...

But I am certain that the changes being considered are not the same ones as mentioned in the story...

Most likely *45 is looking to lift sanctions
not increase them...

Projection is alive and well in Trumpland!!! The October Surprise Letter links Russia/Prince/Rudy G/

Guccifer et al/ Stone/ Wikileaks/ a few NY FBI & 45
At the very least...

That would be one hell of a RICO joinder which would connect all possible rings of this little conspiratorial circus...

So, yeah Comey was fired because of what he knows (& can prove in a court of law) regarding the circumstances that led to his writing of said letter..

But it ain't because he wrote the letter...

Ok NY AG Schneiderman... bring it on!!

45 can't pardon state RICO convictions...

FWIW: Yes, Comey Lied... but things are not always as simple as they are portrayed to be...

Chapter 2: Enter Yvegeny Nikulin, Russian Hacker Exraordinaire

Not long after Snowden’s arrival in Moscow, Russian hackers began using NSA hacking techniques to wage cyber war.
A shadowy figure going by the handle Guccifer 2.0—a nod to legendary Romanian hacker Marcel Lazăr Lehel, the original Guccifer—claimed responsibility for the most notorious of these hacks, including that of the DNC.
Security experts have concluded that Guccifer 2.0 is not an individual but rather a persona cultivated by Russian intelligence—rather like George Kaplan in North by Northwest.
But there are real, flesh-and-blood Russian hackers. One of them is named Yvegeny Nikulin. In 2013, armed with NSA techniques possibly provided to Russia by Edward Snowden, the 26-year-old Nikulin hacked into LinkedIn, Dropbox, and, most significantly for our purposes, the now-defunct anonymous Q&A app called Formspring.

Launched in 2009, Formspring was shut down in 2013 after numerous controversies involving cyberbullying.

Formspring was also—and this is important—the app that disgraced former Congressman Anthony Weiner used to transmit pictures of his junk.

Weiner, of course, is the estranged husband of Huma Abedin, who has for many years been the Smithers to Hillary Clinton’s Monty Burns. Compromise Weiner, and Abedin could also be compromised; this, in turn, might damage Clinton.

Using stolen credentials from Weiner’s compromised Formspring account, Nikulin planted a virus on Weiner’s laptop, which would allow him to “wake it up” at some future date.
And the laptop sat dormant for years, waiting to be summoned to active duty in the service of the Kremlin.4

Summoned to be used as a weapon.

The day arrived in early October, 2016. Nikulin “awakened” the Weiner laptop, using his remote access to upload hundreds of thousands of emails to it.
On October 3, the New York Police Dept., acting on a tip from the FBI’s New York office (more about that field office later) seized the laptop.

This operation was confirmed a month later by Erik Prince, founder of Blackwater and brother of Christian fundamentalist/billionaire donor/unqualified nominee for Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, on Breitbart Radio.

"Because of Weinergate and the sexting scandal, the NYPD started investigating it,” Prince said. “Through a subpoena, through a warrant, they searched his laptop, and sure enough, found those 650,000 emails.

They found way more stuff than just more information pertaining to the inappropriate sexting the guy was doing.
They found State Department emails.
They found a lot of other really damning criminal information, including money laundering, including the fact that Hillary went to this sex island with convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein.”
(Epstein is indeed a convicted pedophile, but the presidential candidate who attended his sex parties in New York was not Hillary Clinton, but Donald Trump. It was at an Epstein party, you may recall, that Trump allegedly raped the 13-year-old girl.)

Upon completion of his highly dangerous mission, Nikulin expected to be well compensated for his services.
He went to Prague to collect his money, showing up at a five-star hotel in a fancy sports car. But he wasn’t paid.
To the contrary, he was arrested, having been sought on an INTERPOL red notice, put out by the FBI. And he was so surprised at his arrest that he fainted and had to be hospitalized.

The red notice is important.
It means that the FBI, long before October 5, considered Nikulin’s apprehension to be of critical importance.

Meanwhile, back in the States, the presidential campaign entered its final weeks.
Hillary Clinton enjoyed what appeared to be an insurmountable lead, as the leaked Access Hollywood tape seemed to spell doom for Donald Trump’s chances.

But on October 26, former New York City mayor and Trump surrogate Rudy Giuliani boasted on TV about an October surprise coming that would mortally wound Hillary Clinton’s campaign.

Most people wrote this off as the ranting of a deranged, hateful old man.
But Giuliani was right.
Two days later, FBI Director Jim Comey sent a letter to Congress, explaining that more Hillary emails had been found on Weiner’s laptop, and that the Bureau was investigating the matter.

He explained his decision to write the letter thus, to his charges at the FBI: “Of course, we don’t ordinarily tell Congress about ongoing investigations, but here I feel an obligation to do so given that I testified repeatedly in recent months that our investigation was completed. I also think it would be misleading to the American people were we not to supplement the record. 
At the same time, however, given that we don’t know the significance of this newly discovered collection of emails, I don’t want to create a misleading impression.
 In trying to strike that balance, in a brief letter and in the middle of an election season, there is significant risk of being misunderstood, but I wanted you to hear directly from me about it.”

Republicans had a field day with this bombshell, which seemed to confirm all their worst suspicions about “Crooked Hillary.”
Anonymous sources at the FBI leaked to Brett Baier that the case against Hillary was “likely an indictment,” and Baier reported this on the air on November 2.

By the time Comey announced that the emails were duplicates, that nothing new or incriminating had been found—and by the time Baier apologized for his mistake—the damage had been done.

No less an authority than Nate Silver believes that absent the Comey letter, Hillary’s victory would have been “almost certain.” (Silver, remember, is the only pollster who gave Trump a chance on Election Day).

So, to sum up: Nikulin plants the emails on Weiner’s laptop that he’d hacked years earlier for this purpose, the New York field office of the FBI seizes the laptop, Comey writes his infamous letter. Game, set, match.


Comey got played by his NY field office trumpanazis (led by their pals Giuliani & Prince)
If he had not announced the email discovery ---and Hillary had won
it would have been leaked as a 'politically motivated cover up'
& used to discredit the entire FBI investigation and pointed to as a basis for initiating impeachment proceedings...

Once Comey relized that these were duplicates... and other data found on laptop had been "modified" or was actually falsely indicating Hillary as a perpetrator of things
known to have been associated with Trump & not Hillary
He realized he had been used... but the damage had been done...

Has Comey Lied ... Absolutely... which, under the circumstances, he is legally allowed to do...

but the timing may not yet be quite right for the entire truth to be revealed...

When It Fails to Make Sense ... Follow the Money...

There are a few plausible, yet unjustifiable, motivations behind TrumpedUpCare...
(45 jealous of Obama; KGOP sadistic SOB's ... Tax cuts for 1%, etc)

But fiscally, there is zero logic behind the whole WAIVER component.

The 30% penalty for lapse of coverage is a strong arm tactic to encourage everyone to buy a policy every year...
This makes sense if you are charging a single rate regardless of health status...

Allowing for a certain incremental premium increases as one's age increases is also a justifiable component of a universal coverage /premium structure in order to address the increased needs associated with aging.

if your structure is designed to maximize participation and
distribute the risk related costs across all participants
in order to maintain affordable premiums for all...

Why would you allow states to establish
their own coverage and premium related requirements
which will only serve to substantially increase the cost of premiums

and then

Agree to allocate federal funds specifically
to subsidize those increased costs?

Effectively, this is nothing more than the creation of state level shell companies --
By establishing contrived state level markets in which individuals are charged arbitrarily determined premiums --
Solely for the purpose of
concealing the transfer of federal dollars directly to the insurance providers by legally creating sources of artificially inflated profits subsidized by federal dollars.

Now consider the industry tax breaks included in the bill...
which benefit the pharmaceutical manufacturers,
medical device providers,
and the insurance companies' executive levels of management.

Could it just be an amazing coincidence

that Mikhail Fridman,
a Russian oligarch who is the head of LetterOne (Alfa Bank & Alfa Group),
decided to enter the US Healthcare market
just after Trump secured enough primary wins to guarantee him the Republican party nomination?

Fridman also announced that he would be investing 2-3 billion, of the 12.5 billion dollars he received from selling his stake in TNK-BP to ROSNEFT, in the US Healthcare market over a three year period.

What timing!

Entering the healthcare marketplace just as an opportunity arises to provide a product
to a newly created market
at a legally inflated price,
5 to 35 times the standard market price,
which is directly subsidized by federal funds!!

And, as part of his companies executive team, he also benefits from the new industry related tax breaks as well as the newly proposed corporate income tax rate reduction!!!!

All of that ROI for a mere 2-3 billion dollar investment...

Yet another Amazing Coincidence--

Richard Burt, a US citizen and registered foreign agent,
is a paid advisor for LetterOne as well as the paid lobbyist for a Russian Federation gas pipeline project.
He also served as an unpaid advisor to the Trump campaign team in the areas of Foreign Policy and National Security.

He provided white papers to
Jeff Sessions on these topics,
gave speeches at campaign team dinners,
and was responsible for shaping Trumps first Foreign Policy speech
which was attended, along with a VIP reception, by Russian Ambassador Kislyak.

And wouldn't you know it....
Another Amazing Coincidence....

LetterOne (M. Fridman) is the major shareholder in VimpleCom telecommunications (now VEON)
Robert Mercer (RenTec & Breitbart) holds investment in the company as well.

And it just happens that,
earlier this year,
Fridman/VimpleCom was fined $835 million, related to US and Dutch charges filed under the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act,
for bribing a Uzbekistan government official between 2006-2012
using funds which passed through the US as part of the laundering process.

The fine was discounted due to Fridman's cooperation with the investigation.

Just how cooperative was he, I wonder?





TryanCare PRO-LIFE surcharge is a big FUCK YOU to all Mothers

According to a variety of sources, including the graphic above, the KGOP PRO-LIFE position is a huge money maker for insurance companies....

Since PREGNANCY - at any time in your life prior to obtaining insurance is apparently now considered a PRE-EXISTING CONDITION
Worthy of a 425% SURCHARGE ??????

Which is roughly the MEDIAN surcharge of the 14 included in the data pictured above...

At 425%... plus the actual initial premium
Being a Mom makes my insurance eligible to cost 5 Times as much as if I had never been pregnant???

If this really is what it appears to be.....
a whole bunch of KGOP & and anyone who voted them in
oughta be slapped up side their head
by their momma&
grandma &
aunt &
daughter &
any female that is within arms reach

Ok... If I am currently pregnant when I am signing up for insurance then it actually is a pre-existing condition ......
But because once upon a time I was pregnant it is somehow still considered pre-existing.... ???

sure... parenting goes on forever... but the pregnancy doesn't.....

Now... here is a good question for all those dipshit House KGOP ...
If someone has a pre-existing condition and is over 50 (or min age for 5x rate)....

Can the insurance company apply both surcharges?
If so,
A. Are they each figured as The percentage of the same base premium rate then added together for a total?
B. Is the Age rate multiplier applied first and then used as the base to calculate the pre-existing surcharge?

What if you have 2 pre existing conditions?

Charged only the higher surcharge?

Charged for each condition?

What about Age + 2 or more pre existing conditions?
What is the formula?

Or can the states make up their own formulas ... as long as they submit it for an automatic waiver ???

C'mon KGOP ...
you have had a whole lotta years to plot your revenge repeal and quite a while to develop the Replacement ...
surely you specifically designated the various formulas to be used for the surcharge multiplier calculations....

Only a bunch of rich old white men could make this kinda shit up & then celebrate it with a fucking Frat House style lawn party...

Anybody else would know better than to disrespect the woman who brought them into this world ...
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