Report: Trump’s lawyer hand-delivered Michael Flynn a secret plan to lift sanctions on Russia implicating Trump in TREASON

FELIX SATER, ALLEGED MAFIA. THEY LEFT OUT THE WORD “JEWISH.”

[Note: This post was prepared early Monday morning. I held it back, waiting to see how things would shake out. It’s still not clear what the fallout will be. I’m posting it with uncertainty still hanging in the air.]

The Internet was very busy Sunday night, implicating American president Donald Trump in pedophilia (via his association with MILO Yiannopoulas) and in treason via his association with General Michael Flynn. I have separate posts on MILO. This one is about allegations relating to Trump’s Jewish lawyer and General Flynn–allegations sparking renewed calls for Trump’s removal from office.

This story also links Trump to the Mafia. National Vanguard dishes the info on Trump’s Jewish associates Felix Sater and Michael Cohen, who are at the center of this contrived controversy..

Business Insider

Trump Organization lawyer Michel Cohen hand-delivered a “peace” plan for Russia and Ukraine to former national security adviser Michael Flynn before Flynn was asked to resign, the New York Times reported on Sunday.

The plan, which involved lifting sanctions on Russia, was drafted by Cohen — a close confidante of President Donald Trump who has served as his organization’s special counsel since 2007 — and Felix Sater, a Russian-American real estate developer who has helped the Trump Organization scout deals in Russia.

Sater, a businessman formerly linked with the Mafia who has boasted of his “relationship with Trump,” told the Washington Post last May that he “handled all of the negotiations” for the Trump Organization’s dealings in Russia in the mid-2000’s.

Ukrainian lawmaker Andrii V. Artemenko, who met with Trump’s campaign team during the election, was also involved in drafting the proposal. Artemenko told the Times he had evidence of Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko’s corruption that could lead to his ouster.

Poroshenko has been locked in a war with pro-Russia separatists in eastern Ukraine since he took power in 2014, and is considered more friendly to the West than his ousted predecessor, Viktor Yanukovych. Yanukovych’s political rise was heavily aided by former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort.

Cohen, Sater, and Artemek met in a hotel lobby on Park Avenue in Manhattan in late January to draw up the proposal, the Times said, which Cohen claimed was aimed at “bringing about peace” between Ukraine and Russia. Violence flared up in eastern Ukraine last month between the Ukrainian army and pro-Russia separatists, in what amounted to the worst fighting in nearly a year.

Cohen said he has not discussed the plan with Trump directly, and is waiting to see how Trump’s new national security adviser — who has yet to be named — will address it. Trump has suggested he would be open to lifting sanctions on Russia if Moscow proved a useful ally in fighting terrorism.

“If you get along and if Russia is really helping us,” Trump told the Wall Street Journal last month, “why would anybody have sanctions if somebody’s doing some really great things?”

Cohen, Trump’s lawyer, was named in the explosive, unsubstantiated dossier presented by top US intelligence officials to Trump and senior lawmakers last month that has increased scrutiny of his presidential campaign’s ties to Russia.

The memos, compiled by former British spy Christopher Steele for an opposition research firm in Washington, DC, said that Cohen was part of the “ongoing secret liaison relationship between the New York tycoon’s campaign and the Russian leadership,” and that he met secretly with Kremlin officials in Prague in August 2016.

Cohen, whose wife is Ukrainian, insisted shortly after the dossier was published that he was in California at the time of the alleged meeting, and that he had never been to Prague.

The FBI is currently reviewing the allegations made in the dossier, and is pursuing three separate investigations into Russian hacking that targeted prominent Democrats during the US election. The intelligence community is also examining phone calls made between Trump associates and Russian officials throughout the campaign.

As this post is being composed early Monday morning before the start of the business day, no official Washington responses are yet available to analyze. However, Twitter exploded (it always explodes) in rage against Trump’s “treason.”

The correct way to view these far left Tweets and many others is to recognize that the (((Deep State))) is fighting for its existence. If the treason that those folks have done sees the light of day, they will be the ones in prison, not Donald Trump.

Piers Morgan: Media fueling ‘crazy hysteria’ against Trump

When Piers Morgan was with CNN, he was the leftist loon you loved to hate. Now, he makes sense, at least when he talks about Donald Trump and America.

Less than 5 minutes.

Published on Feb 15, 2017

DailyMail.com editor-at-large speaks out on ‘Hannity’

Insights into General Flynn’s Personality Shortcomings Help Explain His Termination

Before we forget who General Michael Flynn was and how he was terminated, let’s take a look at a plausible explanation for the hidden CAUSES of his firing.

Excerpt from Lew Rockwell

I would add that the recent media attacks on Flynn are grounded on the fact that an FBI investigation is underway. Had there not been such an investigation it is difficult to see how the media attacks on Flynn could have gained traction. Indeed it is doubtful they would have happened at all. Given that were it not for these media attacks Flynn would still be President Trump’s National Security Adviser, Flynn’s ouster is Sally Yates’s parting gift to an administration she clearly deeply opposes and was working against.

Having said all this, Donald Trump and his team would probably have stuck with Flynn had there not also been serious concerns about his performance as National Security Adviser.

By most accounts, Flynn is an abrasive personality, who makes enemies easily, and there have been numerous reports of his poor management skills in a job where such skills are essential. The fact that he obviously failed to take proper notes of his conversations with Kislyak – relying instead on his memory – is just one example of his sloppy approach to paperwork, something which incidentally must have dismayed Pence the lawyer.

Flynn also clearly has an obsessive streak, as shown by his pathological hostility to Iran, which is obviously inappropriate for someone who is the President’s most important adviser on national security questions.

There is also another possible problem with Flynn, which may have worked against him. This is his habit of self-promotion as shown by his extraordinary appearance in the White House briefing room to read out his statement about Iran.

In the 1970s, in the age of Kissinger and Brzezinski, the President’s National Security Adviser ran US foreign policy, ousting the Secretary of State and the State Department from that role. Unsurprisingly Kissinger and Brzezinsky were media stars, far outshining the Secretaries of State of the period (William Rogers, Cyrus Vance, and Edward Muskie).

In the 1980s under Ronald Reagan, a successful effort was made to re-establish the Secretary of State’s and the State Department’s primacy in managing the nation’s foreign policy, with the National Security Adviser once again relegated to an advisory role. Since then no National Security Adviser has achieved anything like the power or prominence that Kissinger and Brzezinski once had.

It is not impossible that the very public role Flynn was carving out for himself alarmed some people within the foreign policy and national security bureaucracy, with fears that Flynn was seeking to make himself Donald Trump’s Kissinger or Brzezinski. If so it would not be surprising if the bureaucracy united against him to see off the challenge, with even senior officials like Tillerson and Mattis in that case probably wanting Flynn to go.

Whatever the reasons for his going, Flynn’s departure is, however, a serious blow for Donald Trump.

White nationalists Disappointed by Michael Flynn Resignation as #pizzagate Connection Raised by Hillary Clinton

I’m struggling with an octopus tonight. There are so many tentacles to the octopus that is the Michael Flynn story that it seems that’s all I’m writing about. This is my fourth post on the topic in a little over 24 hours.

Really, the AOL piece covered in this post isn’t much in the way of news. Of course Trump supporters are upset by Trump calling for General Flynn’s resignation. But the value is that this story reminded me of General Flynn’s son’s unwavering desire to keep the #pizzagate investigation open.

Thus, we should consider the possibility that Flynn was taken out because of that factor. Hillary Clinton retweeted the following Flynn/#pizzagate Tweet:

Hillary Clinton added:

The fact that Hillary Clinton would even raise the issue of #pizzagate suggests to me her incredible arrogance. She must believe that she’ll never pay for her sins. A higher power than me might have something to say about that.

AOL

White nationalists and “alt-right” commenters on the internet are upset by the sudden resignation of Michael Flynn, President Trump’s national security adviser. Flynn, a retired U.S. Army Lt. General, quit late Monday after reports that he’d lied to Vice President Mike Pence and other White House officials over the details of his communication with Russia’s ambassador to the United States.

Disappointment over Flynn’s resignation, 24 days after assuming the role, was felt widely in internet discussion boards like Stormfront and The Daily Stormer, alt-right outlets. Members blamed everyone from the media, Mike Pence, the intelligence community and Jews.

Andrew Anglin, creator of the neo-Nazi news blog The Daily Stormer offered his own commentary, labeling Flynn as “one of our best guys,” and describing the resignation as “definitely a loss. To the Jews.” The website’s readers agreed, several called Flynn “the kind of person we need on our team,” “stand up,” and that he was “too pro-white” for the administration.

A prominent “alt-right” news blog edited by white supremacist Richard Spencer also aired its dismay over the news, considering the resignation “a huge mistake.”

Michael Flynn was no stranger to controversy prior to his conversation with the Russian ambassador. He used his social media account to spread numerous fake news stories and conspiracy theories relating to Hillary Clinton and former President Barack Obama.

More on General Flynn and #pizzagate here, here, and here.

David Seaman’s new video features an interview with an alleged #pizzagate survivor. This is the newest #pizzagate revelation I could find tonight:

CIA Broke the Law to Force Out General Flynn as Trump Faces Removal from Office

HISTORY. MARCONI-STILLE TAPE RECORDER.

The (((Deep State))) taped General Michael Flynn speaking to the Russian Ambassdor and then leaked the tape, setting the stage for a scandal and the resignation of the General.

The Flynn/Trump narrative is “setting,” the way that liquid jello sets into a semisolid after it’s put in the refrigerator for a while.

The MSM story is that traitor Trump used General Flynn to be his go-between to Russia, setting up some sort of deal that would make Trump richer or otherwise be at the service of his controller, Vladimir Putin.

Treason would be an impeachable offense.

Those who secretly taped Flynn are heroes to the MSM, saving America from being sold out to Russia.

That’s the story in a nutshell. And you should be greatful because otherwise there would be Russian troops sitting in your living room next month.

Excerpt from American Thinker

Make no mistake: we have just witnessed an operation by members of the CIA to take out a high official of our own government. An agency widely believed to have brought down democratically elected governments overseas is now practicing the same dark arts in domestic American politics. Almost certainly, its new head, Mike Pompeo, was not consulted.

Senator Chuck Schumer, of all people, laid out on January 2 what was going to happen to the Trump administration if it dared take on the deep state – the permanent bureaucracy that has contempt for the will of the voters and feels entitled to run the government for its own benefit:

New Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) said Tuesday that President-elect Donald Trump is “being really dumb” by taking on the intelligence community and its assessments on Russia’s cyber activities.

“Let me tell you, you take on the intelligence community, they have six ways from Sunday at getting back at you,” Schumer told MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow.

“So even for a practical, supposedly hard-nosed businessman, he’s being really dumb to do this.”

Or, as the old rueful saying has it, “you’ve got to go along to get along.” This means that we the people had better acknowledge that the bureaucrats have turned into our masters, and the old expression “public servant” is as ironic as anything Orwell came up with. Schumer knows this and likes it, because the deep state wants a bigger, more powerful government, just as he does.

Note that the law was broken by whoever leaked the transcripts to the media. Not only is the crime underlying the “scandal” being ignored, but the criminals are being hailed. On Morning Joe’s first hour today, the host, a former congressman (i.e., a lawmaker) himself, called the leakers “heroes.”

The entire “scandal” is based on innuendo. Flynn tripped over his own feet by misinforming Vice President Pence on the nature of his call and allowing the veep to issue a too sweeping denial of any discussion. If Flynn had said in his conversation with the Russian ambassador that we will discuss the sanctions after Trump takes office, he might well have told Pence that they did not discuss the sanctions. And the CIA leakers could have used the appearance of the word “sanctions” in their transcript to brand Pence a liar. We don’t know, and for some reason, nobody is gaining access to the actual transcripts so that we may see the content. Perhaps the congressional investigations to come will gain access. But Flynn is now gone, and media memes have been firmly planted in the public mind.

The Flynn Affair is a huge scandal, all right. But the media are misdirecting our attention toward the lesser dimension while they studiously ignore the real threat to our democracy.

Backstabbing weakling Chief of Staff Reince Priebus needs to go.

The Flynn Flap is Leading to the Quick Impeachment of Donald J. Trump

Muh Russians. Muh Russians.

The (((Deep State))) smells blood in the water now.

This post is being sourced from several liberal new sites in order to expose the pattern that the narrative is now taking. That narrative is following the pattern of Watergate, as I remember it.

This first excerpt is by (((David Frum,))) a real piece of work with a hatred of Republicans. I’ve crossed through the unproven parts.

Excerpt from The Atlantic

Title: Why Flynn’s Resignation Matters

To put the story in simplest terms:

1) Russian spies hacked Democratic Party communications in order to help elect Donald Trump.

2) Donald Trump welcomed the help, used it, publicly solicited more of it—and was then elected president of the United States.

3) President Obama sanctioned Russia for its pro-Trump espionage.

4) While Russia considered its response, its ambassador spoke with the national security adviser-designate about the sanctions

5) The adviser, Flynn, reportedly asked Russia not to overreact, signaling that the new administration would review the sanctions; Russia did not respond.

6) As president-elect and then president, Donald Trump has indicated that he seeks to lift precisely those sanctions caused by Russia’s espionage work on his behalf.

All of this takes place against the background of Donald Trump’s seeming determination to align U.S. foreign policy ever closer to Russia’s: endorsing the annexation of Crimea, supporting Russia’s war aims in Syria, casting doubt on the U.S. guarantee to NATO allies, cheering on the breakup of the European Union.

It takes place, too, in the context of Trump’s murky corporate financial obligations to Russian entities. “Russians make up a pretty disproportionate cross-section of a lot of our assets,” Donald Trump Jr. told an investor conference in 2008. “We see a lot of money pouring in from Russia.” Exactly how much money is unknown to anyone outside the Trump Organization, because of the president’s repeated refusal to embrace financial transparency. But the pattern of Trump wealth-seeking in Russia has been widely reported, including the multimillion-dollar windfall profit gained from the sale of a Palm Beach mansion to a Russian oligarch at a particularly tense time in the Trump family finances—the same period when he was lending his name to such shabby operations as Trump University and Trump Steaks.

Flynn is the third Trump associate to resign because of the revelation of close connections to the Russian state: Paul Manafort and Carter Page preceded him. Will more follow?

Those Republicans who never cared much for Trump have seized the moment, preparing for the coup d’etat just around the corner.

Washington Post (paywall after 10 free looks per month)

Top Republican and Democratic senators pledged Tuesday to deepen their investigation of Russian involvement in the 2016 election in the wake of Michael T. Flynn’s resignation as President Trump’s national security adviser, opening a new and potentially uncomfortable chapter in the uneasy relationship between Trump and Capitol Hill.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said such an investigation is “highly likely,” and the top two members of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) and Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-Va.), stood side by side Tuesday to announce that the committee’s ongoing probe must include examination of any contacts between campaign officials and the Russian government.

By digging around in Congress, Trump’s power to govern is impaired. The hope among Trump’s enemies of such an investigation is to manufacture evidence that can justify impeachment.

There are the #nevertrump Deep State neocons who reject the democratic process. An impeachment would be nothing to these traitors.

Excerpt from The Week

The whole episode is evidence of the precipitous and ongoing collapse of America’s democratic institutions — not a sign of their resiliency. Flynn’s ouster was a soft coup (or political assassination) engineered by anonymous intelligence community bureaucrats. The results might be salutary, but this isn’t the way a liberal democracy is supposed to function.

We’re always going to lose the Twitter war because Jack obliterates pro-Trump Tweeters’ accounts.

A few relevant pro-Trump Tweets make it through:

Breaking! General Flynn “Resigns”

flashing red light gif

Pro-Trump, alt-light blogger Mike Cernovich calls the disposal of General Michael Flynn by the Trump administration a coup. Reince Priebus, a weakling at best and a back stabber at worst, was probably behind the “resignation.”

The General had been kicked out of government by Obama for exposing Obama/Clinton incompetence and lies, and so his restoration to power had been welcomed by patriots.

Now, we regroup.

Fox News

President Trump’s embattled national security adviser Michael Flynn resigned Monday night, Fox News reported.

The White House earlier said Trump was “evaluating the situation” regarding Flynn’s conversations with Russia’s ambassador to the U.S., deepening the uncertainty surrounding Flynn’s future in the new administration.

Flynn apologized privately for the controversy to Vice President Mike Pence, according to a White House official. Pence, relying on information from Flynn, publicly vouched that the retired Army lieutenant general did not discuss U.S. sanctions against Russia in calls late last year. Flynn has since told the White House that sanctions may have come up.

White House spokesman Sean Spicer said Trump was consulting with Pence about his conversations with the national security adviser. Asked whether the president had been aware that Flynn might discuss sanctions with the Russian envoy, Spicer said, “No, absolutely not.”

Trump, who comments on a steady stream of issues on his Twitter feed, has been conspicuously silent about the matter since The Washington Post reported last week that Flynn had discussed sanctions with the Russian envoy. A U.S. official told The Associated Press that Flynn was in frequent contact with Ambassador Sergey Kislyak on the day the Obama administration slapped sanctions on Russia for election-related hacking, as well as at other times during the transition.

Earlier Monday, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway said Trump had “full confidence” in Flynn, though her assertions were not backed up by other senior Trump aides. Spicer would say only that Flynn was continuing to carry out “his daily functions.”

The conflicting signals created confusion at the White House, with reporters crowding around Spicer’s office for hours Monday afternoon seeking information on Flynn’s future.

Background on Flynn’s troubles with liberals here, here, and here.

Lew Rockwell ran an article last night that identified Flynn as a “confrontationalist,” meaning an administration official ready to go after the CIA and other elements in the (((Deep State.))) Flynn was close to so-called Nazi Steve Bannon:

It will be interesting to see how the situation with Michael Flynn, regarding his direct talk with Russia over sanctions, resolves itself. Stephen Miller was sent out to the Sunday talk shows without anything to say regarding Flynn, which is probably a bad omen for the NSA director. Flynn was in the confrontationist camp, if he’s out it further weakens Bannon’s ranks there.

STEVE BANNON AND MICHAEL FLYNN BOARD AF-1 ON FRIDAY.

A month into his term of office, Trump is already showing signs of weakness and vulnerability. He tried, but it appears that the Deep State is too deeply entrenched to be uprooted very easily.

The talk now is that General Petraeus will replace Flynn. Sadly, he’s widely believed to be a (((neocon))) puppet, unlike Flynn.

Expect the U.S. to keep fighting more wars for Israel now. Next stop, Iran, unless Donald Trump frees himself from the influence of those (((neocons))) who hold him in utter contempt.

Resignation letter: