Opinion: Trump’s White House NDA’s expects to be able to mute all staff: “at all times, thereafter”! [it’s a First Amendment Violation]

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances (First Amendment – Passed by Congress September 25, 1789. Ratified December 15, 1791. The first 10 amendments form the Bill of Rights’).

The Donald J. Trump Presidency is really insane, it is really a horror house of governance, by a former so-called Tycoon who slaps his name on buildings and golf-courses, but haven’t built much himself in the recent years. President Trump who fires, misfires and hires willy-nilly are now leaked about his Non-Disclosure Agreements with White House staff, that is insane, and is blatant in disregard to freedom of speech, liberty and of people’s will to speak out of the madness happening with the term of the President.

You know he really has many crimes, much activity he don’t want disclosed, don’t want public. When all aides, all appointments and all people working for him in the White House. Signing NDA’s that silence them “at all times thereafter”. It isn’t like they are only signing, we will not classified information, we will not leak private conversations while being in the White House. No, it is all time after. So if your in the 20s or 30s hired like Stephen Miller, he cannot leak crap all his life for all the decades he is alive after Trump stopped being President. The same with Hope Hicks, who isn’t that old. She would be silent for 5 decades after what she saw as one of the trusted aides of Trump. Hicks could clearly have written a tell-all book about her time in the Trump Organization and Trump White House. But she wouldn’t be allowed, sure the President made similar agreements in his businesses. Seriously, he must have, since he cannot stomach to release them Tax-Returns. The grand-coward cannot be transparent, but that we know.

Non-Disclosure Agreement from the White House:

As outlined in the document, this restriction would cover Trump aides not only during their White House service but also “at all times thereafter.” The document: “I understand that the United States Government or, upon completion of the term(s) of Mr. Donald J. Trump, an authorized representative of Mr. Trump, may seek any remedy available to enforce this Agreement including, but not limited to, application for a court order prohibiting disclosure of information in breach of this Agreement.” (Marcus, 2018).

That he will take former employees, former aides and appointed into cabinet if they talk is outrages. That he thinks he can control the first amendment and silence the staff for life is insane. It is vindictive and vicious. But nothing new from this man, whose done the same to Stormy Daniels and who else he has had a shady relationship while being married. I am sure he has more NDA’s which is connected to his infidelity, because this man has no self-control. Just look at the man’s tweet and you know!

You can wonder if this is made by the legal team of Michael Cohen and not under government protocol. Like I doubt the Department of Justice had a review, neither the Office of Government Ethics (OGE) or the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) at the White House. Because, they know the laws and standards for government officials and public servants. The appointed people and hired staff in the White House is not personal minions of Trump. Even if he thinks so and thinks he is secretly King Kong who can solve any crises. Even if he creates most of them on his own.

It should be easy to dismiss, any scholar should understand that the NDA cannot violate the First Amendment, than it should be tarnished and rewritten. They cannot mute people from the free speech, they cannot stop people from talking and being in the press after the tenure of Trump. They are not allowed to leak sensitive information, not allowed to disclose confidential information, but that is while being staff. However, when they are clocked-out and contract done. Then, they can disclose matters and also put the stories in print if they want. That is natural. Therefore, these NDA’s are stupid and vindictive, because Trump is afraid of the stories. Even Wolf’s book ‘Fire and Fury’ has stirred the pot, but there will be more in the future. These NDA’s will not last.

The President is not above the law, even if he thinks so inside his own mind. He has to respect the law, just like any citizen has to abide to it. It is time the President understand that, it is a lot to ask of Trump. But someone had to do it, it just happen to be me. Peace.

Reference:

Marcus, Ruth – ‘Trump had senior staff sign nondisclosure agreements. They’re supposed to last beyond his presidency.’ (18.03.2018) link: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/trumps-nondisclosure-agreements-came-with-him-to-the-white-house/2018/03/18/226f4522-29ee-11e8-b79d-f3d931db7f68_story.html?utm_term=.a2d6a1921454

The White House Sack-Race Continues: Sessions firing Deputy Director of FBI McCabe – Just another Whack Job from the Administration!

It is rich of Attorney General Jeff Sessions to fire on behalf of the President Donald Trump, the Deputy Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) Andrew McCabe. It is so wealthy and extravagant of the AG to sack McCabe, this is a hack-job or a whack-job. This is so fitting this limited minded administration under President Trump. The steam-rolling circus evolving around the narrow-minded, compromised and tauntingly stupid administration of Trump. This isn’t governance, this isn’t building institutions or trying to uphold them, instead it is massaging the ego of Trump.

This is buying Sessions time, since he has been under-fire and called disloyal on dozens of occasions by the President. Who has no civil understanding or common sense, except he wants Mars Robots and Soldiers fighting Jupiter now, while building a wall and still having a massive budget deficit. You know that Trump doesn’t have many marbles left, neither any words of wisdom. That is why he hires folk from CNBC and Fox&Friends, because he doesn’t know better.

McCabe is fired because he has defied and followed protocol, he is fired because Trump grew tired that the Russian investigation and the Mueller Probe finally hit the Trump Organization. The skeletons in the business of the Trump Organization will be looked into by the FBI. The ones that he despise and tried to obstruct ever since getting into office. It is only someone who fears the truth, that does what he can to stifle the investigation. Just think if Obama did this one of a dozens of Benghazi hearings or if Clinton moved against the Starr Impeachment investigations. The whole Republican hell would have brought loose, but in this day and age, it is just Friday.

Trump can have allegations of all ill-conduct, he can be sued by a Porn-Star, while other Presidents cannot even have alleged blow-jobs in the office or mistresses. Without nearly losing their jobs or getting public scrutiny. The double-standard is amazing, it was a week where Obama was critiqued by the Republicans for wearing a brown-suit. Today, it sound like nonsense, it was nonsense back-then, but compared to the big scandals of Trump. It is nothing and shouldn’t have been a thing.

That this firing is suspect isn’t only that Sessions did the bidding of the President, but that hours ahead of the firing, the Fox News had already made draft articles of the firing of him. The angle wings was already spreading and the legacy and the epicenter of nonsense was in full swing. That the allegations made by Sessions is rich, since he lied on his forms before getting appointed, he didn’t tell about his meeting with foreign agents during the run-up to the election. He also lied on the stand when they were having the public hearing. Therefore, Sessions is not the guy to blame McCabe, he should first fist-pump God, before telling other about orderly conduct.

For me this a reaction that the McCabe never flinched or stopped the Russian Probe of Mueller, never gave way or stopped anything. This is revenge and petty politics of the highest order, the Grand Wizard of the White House. He just cannot help himself, while he is watching Fox News, InfoWars or busy playing golf.

This is just one of to many who has gone out, the second highest in command of the FBI. The Second FBI director during the tenure of Trump. That should be shocking, but he has no levels of understanding, that the President is not above the law. However, he thinks so. McCabe is just the freshest casualty in the war against his case and the Mueller Investigation. If there was nothing, he wouldn’t obstruct justice, neither sack former FBI Director James Comey or politicize the Department of Justice. It is not one of his tools, but a independent department to work for the citizens, not the Commander-in-Chief. The whiny baby in the Oval Office, has to sooner learn that, but that train has left the station already.

We just know, that the Trump Administration will continue to be chaos, as the people hired has no knowledge of governance and is stooges, while the will of the GOP isn’t there. All other excuse is not acceptable. The reality is that this is just another step in touching the Russian investigation. To look at it differently is just exposing the mental dissonance from the factors that been spinning since inauguration.

It is time to indict more people close to the President and fire of all cylinders, but Mueller is navigating the waters and collecting evidence to build case. He will not give in easy and will cover all space. Not like GOP House Representatives, that are showing their weakness and loyalty to the President. That is why the suspended the investigations there, without getting all details as the DNC Report after proves. To many people haven’t been interviewed, neither subpoena enough documentation. Hopefully, Mueller does and gets, so he can drop bombshells and prove no leads to the reality getting exposed. Peace.

Opinion: The GOP is clearly compromised!

The honorable man of California Devin Nunes, who has done his best efforts to thwart the investigation and also following the paradigm of the White House. Has stacked the deck and settled. That is seen with the first page of the new report coming from the House Permanent Select Committee on Investigations – Russia Investigation. Because it is rare that a report starts with conclusions. That is just a showing world that the GOP is addicted to the power of Trump and his allies.

Because the pro-longed investigation in the House, has not used their subpoena powers, neither had all the witnesses to show-up. Neither has the Conclusion fitted the narrative and the assessments made by the Intelligence Community, which was totally different the Nunes led Committee. We now officially, can say that the GOP is compromised. It is traded its patriotic belief in their own state to Kremlin somehow. Because they cannot finish an investigation, neither follow protocol or trying to do anything that pushes the United States into cold waters of Russia. Putin must be laughing that he has made the ruling party, the majority party of the US so weak and foolish.

Donald J. Trump and his business ventures, his associates and all parts of Campaign has nearly been known for their connections, it would be hard to find someone who hasn’t had a connection to Russia somehow. Who hasn’t had a trip, had a study, had venture or even gotten funds from Russian Oligarchs. It is like a plot in the open with big neon-lights, but everyone trying to look the other way. All the secrets, all the meetings and even the lack of actions after. Shows the ability of this administration to be compromised.

The patriotic act would be stand for the nation, reveal it all and show the disgraceful foreign actors, who works for the betterment of Russia and not the United States. However, that is pipe-dream. The possibility of Trump doing that, is as narrow as it can be. More likely he will shut down the FBI, fire Rod Rosenstein and Special Counsel Robert Mueller and try to bury the indictments. That would be final nail in the coffin.

When the House Committee stops the investigations now, we can wonder if the purge of the Department of Justice will continue. Even if the Attorney General Jeff Sessions will stay or be sacked too. At this point, the obstruction of justice, the interference and misuse of power will come to the max. All because of the Manchurian Candidate and his needs to keep cool, even though he is as uncool as can be.

If Devin Nunes and his Committee was wise, they would have covered all angels, but they didn’t. They haven’t taken everyone involved. They haven’t even followed all leads, they haven’t followed the money and neither covered the tracks. It is forged work and no matter what the report says. When you have the conclusion on the first page. The rest will forged to fit that narrative, unless you think the public stupid. Which apparently, the GOP thinks.

The GOP is at least at this point far from patriotic, it is compromised, it is a kompromat, it has been blackmailed and the Kremlin must have damaging evidence. If not, why would they be so eager to stop it? Why could they so easily control it and make sure they never offend the Don Putin?

Because they never do, they never can and doesn’t have the ability, because they are a kompromat of the Kremlin. Putin must be laughing and thinking, how could he be so lucky. He got them by balls and they cannot do anything about it. Peace.

Russian Probe: CfA Letter to House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence – “Re: Referral of Erik Prince for Potential False Statements Violations” (08.03.2018)

Russian Probe: Sam Nunberg – Grand Jury Subpoena (27.02.2018)

Russian Probe: Rice – Response Letter to Senators Grassley and Graham (23.02.2018)

USA: Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats letter to Senator Schumer on recent U.S. Intelligence visit of its Russian Counterparts (16.02.2018)

Russian Probe: Yet another person charged, this time Van Der Zwaan!

Yet another person has been charged with delivering a false statement in connection with the Russian Probe, the case building by Special Counsel Robert Mueller is no joke. It is moving forward and this person is in connection with former Trump Campaign Aide and Business partner of Paul Manafort, Richard Gates, who also recently has started to co-operate with the investigation. Therefore, his possible plea deal makes the amount of people telling stories and building case massive. The evidence collected and the people involved is stretching.

Alex Van Der Zwaan might sound like a random European, but his place in the Russian sphere is unique. In Kyiv Post by Josh Kovensky wrote this about him in 2017:

“the London-based associate Alex Van der Zwaan, the Russian-speaking son-in-law of Russian oligarch German Khan” (Kovensky, 2017).

This proves his ties to Russian sphere, as a son-in-law. Proof of how close to Kremlin Khan is, this take from: “For the purposes of this article it is necessary to mention that many media outlets argued at the time that TNK-BP experienced multiple assaults from various Russian authorities (security, tax, labour, immigration, environmental services) because Russian shareholders in the company, namely Mikhail Fridman, German Khan, Viktor Vekselberg and Len Blavatnik, with the informal backing from Kremlin sought to gain control of the company’s operations and financial flows. The conflict climaxed during the summer of 2008 when Russian oligarchs turned up the heat on Robert Dudley, a US citizen and the then CEO of TNK-BP, accusing him of breaching his duties and warning they may seek damages running into hundreds of millions of pounds for the alleged mismanagement of the company” (Ilya Zaslavskiy, Export of Corrosion: How Practices from Russia Penetrate and Undermine US and UK – Prepared for a panel discussion “Export of Russian Corruption: From Kremlin with Hate” at the annual Convention of The Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES), 2013).

So when Mueller get a possible plea deal today after charging Van Der Zwaan today, the London based associate, the net is further expanding and getting closer to gates of power. Since a son-in-law of a powerful oligarch, isn’t a small fry. That is a big fish and who knows what he knows, because of his connection and his place in the world. So, when is married into the family of Khan, it is clearly, that the networks to Kremlin is getting closer. That also Manafort and Gates, had associates that was directly working for them.

So if Manafort continues to play hardball, the net around his nesting too. There is fewer and fewer people who he can trust. Since the Mueller get people to co-operate and deliver statements, documents and such, which can make the case for the FBI. Clearly, Mueller can see this, but maybe he thinks he can get away with it.

If you learned anything today, never underestimate Mueller and his team. They are taking one step at the time, finding information and dealing with it. This time it was Van Der Zwaan. Peace.

U.S. Treasury Report says expanding sanctions could hurt Russia: However Trump is afraid to ruffle their feathers!

Seemingly the United States Department of Treasury has worked on a report that explains the possible impact of the sanctions that the Congress would have put on the Russian Federation. Instead, this will not happen, because the President Donald J. Trump and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. They are afraid of rocking the boat and actually do anything about it. Like they have traded their soul for loyalty to Kremlin, instead of working for the American government. It is seemingly so, since they have not been able to follow the Congress attitude and neither with the general opinion of the people of the United States. Who has loyalty to the republic and not the Russian Federation.

(U) The modifications to Directive 1 made on September 29, 2017 were required Ьу Section 223(Ь) of CAATSA, and as required Ьу that section, took effect on September 29, 2017, the authorized tenor for new debt issued on or after November 28, 2017 is 14 days or less. U.S. persons are therefore prohibited fоr dealing in new debt issued bу, on behalf of, or for the benefit of persons operating in Russia’s financial sector named under Directive 1, their property, or their interests in property if the debt’s maturity period exceeds 14 days. Other tenors apply to debt issued between July 16, 2014 and November 28, 2017. Directive 1 also includes а prohibition on dealing in new equity issued Ьу, on behalf of, or for the benefit of persons operating in Russia’s financial sector named under Directive 1, their property, or their interests in property. This report does not further address the equity prohibitions of Section 242 of CAATSA” (Department of the Treasury, 2018).

Expanding Directive 1 to include dealings in new Russian sovereign debt and the full range of related derivatives would likely raise borrowing costs for Russia; prompt Russian authorities to alter their fiscal and monetary strategies; put downward pressure on Russian economic growth; destabilize financial markets, including Russia’s repurchase market, which is critical for overnight bank funding; increase strain on Russia’s banking sector; and lead to Russian retaliation against U.S. interests” (Department of the Treasury, 2018).

Seemingly after this, the US Senate and House wanted the Russian Federation to feel more effect of the sanctions. The reasons for why you have sanctions in the first place, to hurt the ones sanctioned. If not the sanctions are not working and not stopping the sanctioned individual or company, even nations so they have to change behavior. However, at this stage the United States seems more on the defense. Than actually thinking of hurting the Federation who acted with swift activity in their election.

The United States should act and use tactics that hurt Russia. Especially, since they have used all sort of ploy to manipulate the electorate and elections towards a candidate of their choosing. If that isn’t interfering and insulting to the US. Then nothing is, the US should act upon it and use more sanctions to add more leverage. So that Russian Federation actually acts differently.

It is strange that the United States doesn’t want to use their tools and their tricks to hurt Russia. Especially after what they did in 2016 and what sort of knowledge they do have on the Russian interference. That was the reason why President Barrack Obama in the first place put new sanctions on Russia. Now, President Trump won’t do it and cannot stomach to pursuit the wishes of Congress and actually sanction Russia. That is weird, especially if United States wants leverage over Russian counterparts. That would seem natural. Especially if Trump is the deal-maker he talked about during campaigns, but not shown since.

However, it seems with day after day, that Russians has Trump cornered, since he will never blame or act upon Russia. He will attack anyone else, but not look into what the Russians did with elections. There is to many questions, but if the Americans had a possibility to make a difference and hurt Kremlin. The added sanctions would. Trump seems like indifference and its rare. Peace.

Reference:

Department of the Treasury – ‘(U//FOUO) U.S. Treasury Report on Economic Impact of Russian Sanctions)’ (2018)

Russian Probe: Recent updates proves how far the Russians went to interfere in the Elections!

If you been blind or cut off your ears in the recent months and since 2016, you haven’t heard or seen anything in connection with how the Russians interfered in the United States Presidential Election of 2016, which was where the Republican Candidate Donald J. Trump won. He and his family, also his business has for years had Russian business interactions. Therefore, the knowledge of Russians would be there, they have even gone to the press for the years praising it. Not after the elections and during the campaigns… However, they have done it until right before the Trump did the final decision to run as Republican. The Republican’s and the President, the White House has done whatever they can to play the Russian Probe down, while firing anyone they can whose investigating it. Therefore the sacking of FBI Director James Comey, Attorney General Sally Yates, Attorney General Preet Bharara and also appointed and fired Michael Flynn as the National Security Advisor.

So since this has happen, there been plea deals from George Papadopolous, Michael Flynn and now this week, which I will quote the partner of Paul Manafort, Richard Gates has made his deal with Special Counsel of Robert Mueller. Mueller has now put up the anti and proves again he has investigated slowly and gathered intelligence and evidence, that he can back-up before the takes it to the Court. He just dripping drops and small edges like in the past, but still proving the vindictive campaign by Russians in this elections. They smeared it and pulled strings through all sorts of operations. Therefore, that Trump is writing himself is stupid or ignorant, if not trying to wash his hands, while Mueller is getting more intelligence from his own camp, who are plea-deals to secure less sentences and not serve to much time in the end.

Like during this week, a Richard Pinedo, who pleaded guilty of identity frauds and using these fake identities. He sold these identities and their accounts to foreign interests. This sort of actions fits very well with another indictments against foreign entities and Russian individuals who we’re indicted this Friday. The 13 individuals and Companies used forged identities to mask their activity on Social Media. The Internet Research Agency LLC, Mediasintez LLC and Azimut LLC. These companies was fueled with funds, which isn’t disclosed, but fitting with other state interference reports out there.

An Estonian Report made earlier this month said this: “Russian cyber groups – examples include APT28 (Sofacy/Fancy Bear) associated with the military intelligence GRU, SNAKE (Turla) tied to the federal security service FSB, and APT29 (Cozy Bear/The Dukes) associated with the FSB and the foreign intelligence service SVR – play the key role in Russia’s influence operations toolbox. These are long-term Russian cyber operations with a clear direction based on Russia’s interests and objectives” (EFIS, P: 53, 2018).

So that the indictment of Mueller, fits the paradigm of the Estonian Intelligence Report. It is similar in efforts and events that transpired. Even the international boundaries, shows that the other foreign investigations into Russian activity proves their types of interference. What is unique in the 13 individuals indicted and the companies also. Is the way they used their funds and methods to push their agenda. That is what is important from this document. They we’re Russians who made up American Web Groups and Message, acted like United States Citizens, but that was pose online. Even in the indictment the individuals were directly in communication with associates connected Trump Campaign.

They were using their methods since 2013 in St. Petersburg, the Internet Research Agency used Twitter, Youtube, Facebook and Instagram to spread their messages and get connected with American people. They gathered intelligence and got visas to travel in states, which would be important prior to the elections. Where they found real people inside grass-root operations within the Texas based organization. To swing election in favor of Trump. They did with their digital mass media operation made groups like “Secured Border”, “Blacktivist”, “United Muslims of America”, “Army of Jesus”, “Heart of Texas” and “South United”. All of this was groups who got members on Facebook and played into narratives of religious activity, race issues or even patriotism in areas like Texas. While doing so, the organization bought dozens of ads and commercial content on Social Media, to spread their profound message to swing the elections, as well as make accounts on Twitter to appear as United States citizens and Groups. While doing so they used VPN to mask their IP address and their location of operation, to make sure their digital footprint wasn’t out of whack. So this was a sophisticated operations with many layers to secure the narrative of a better tomorrow with Trump and say that Hillary Clinton was the devil. In directly these fake persons from the organization also paid US residents to participate in Trump rallies and grass-root organizations in Florida, this also happen in New York and Pennsylvania.

So these crimes proving how detailed and how far they went to secure their support of one candidate. They tried to hide it and use forged identities, wire fraud and also fake ID’s. So this wasn’t a light heart that they went into it and they spend fortunes to change the narratives during the elections. It was done covertly and isn’t that unique. As the quote from Estonia proves. Combined with all the non-disclosed meetings and the associates who has met with Russians during and previous before the elections. Proves that Trump Campaign has a hard time to debunk it.

So with the indictments of the 13 individuals and 3 companies. Are proving that the Russian planned carefully and interfered with gathered intelligence. We can wonder if this was part of the “toolbox” as the Estonians are assessing it to be. Because their reports on the Cyber Activity and interference are similar, but the agencies are deliberately expelled to show their connections. Therefore, even if the indictment does explain where the funding of the Internet Research Agency, it still shows their activity and planned attacks on the citizens and electorate during campaigns. This was all made to make sure the public stood behind Trump and not Clinton. That without using WikiLeaks, DC Leaks or any other page that was supported by Russian hackers and fellow straw-men. Peace.

Reference:

Estonian Foreign Intelligence Service – ‘INTERNATIONAL SECURITY AND ESTONIA – 2018’ (February 2018)