Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Nonessential Consultants

Bob Mueller is following the money.
Michael Cohen used to have a wonderful life. In a span of less than six months he's gone from being the highly paid "fixer" for the president of the United States to being a haunted and troubled man in turmoil. He used to present himself to the world with such assertive self confidence. Today he seems to be something else entirely. His face has the same far-off gaze and indifference to his surroundings that I have only encountered twice in my life: two acquaintances of mine who both ended their lives very shortly thereafter - one on the very day I spoke to him. I am not relating this with any feelings of schadenfreude on my part; it truly is a troubling thing to behold.
Cohen, you might recall, was busted for fronting a shell company called "Essential Consultants", a firm that had no website or even a phone number. It's entire reason for existing was simply to sell access to the president of the United States. Cohen had been paid several million dollars by several different companies for this very purpose. The questions now being raised are: Did the Donald know about this arrangement? And if he did, in fact, know about it, was he getting a piece of the action? For years he has been lending his name to the shadiest of organizations and receiving a share of the profits in return. It's clear that Mr. Mueller is finding out a lot of things that the Trump  Mob would rather he not find out about. They're waiting to make their move. This week Mike Pence was on NBC News "respectfully" requesting that Mueller end the investigation. It reminded a lot of people of Dick Nixon's "One year of Watergate is enough" line during his 1974 State of the Union Speech. That investigation - if you'll be kind enough to recall - took over two years to wrap up.

It has been proposed that the House and Senate pass a bill that will protect the investigation from being killed. Mitch McConnell has refused to consider it because he says that he doesn't think that Trump would do such a thing. Really? Two years ago when Russian interference in the 2016 campaign started to come to light, McConnell did everything he could to keep the whole nasty affair a secret from the American people. I don't know quite how, but old Mitch is involved in this thing up to his ears.

Robert Mueller has a job to do and he needs to complete it.

Ahmed Al-Rumaihi,
In December of 2016 during the transition period, someone named Ahmed Al-Rumaihi (who controls a "multi-billion dollar investment fund" out of Qatar) claims that during a meeting in his office at Trump Tower, Cohen informed him that, in order to get the president's ear, he would need to shell out a cool couple of million bucks that would then be funneled to "Trump family members). Cohen says the meeting never happened. The only problem with his denial is the unsettling fact that news footage clearly shows Al-Runaihi entering an elevator inside the tower on the day in question - with Cohen by his side. Busted.

This is exploding. I predicted on the day after this psychopath and common pervert was elected to the presidency that his administration would eventually fall hard and completely of its own corruption and incompetence. It's about four times as bad as even I would have dared to imagine. What we are bearing witness to is Watergate on steroids; worse than any political scandal in the history of the United States.

This is going to end badly. Perhaps I've made that observation before, huh? Never mind.

Tom Degan
Goshen, NY


At 5:16 PM, Blogger Mozart1220 said...

You knew as soon as Trump said "my finances are off limits" that that is where Mueller would go directly into. LOL. As if the subject of the investigation can decide what is allowed or not.

Giuliani is a better witness for the prosecution than an attorney for the defense

At 3:55 AM, Blogger XYZ said...

Sometimes your ESSENTIAL friends, politicians, business partners, consultants and family wind up SCR_W_NG you over.
Mafort ex son in_law turning on him. Mr president seems confident about not being guilty of any wrong doing. But every week something new turns up. Had a good friend of mine in the ministry told me about a man that I had worked for.

" That man is so crooked they are going to have to screw him into the ground when he passes"

One of very few individuals that I ever worked in my life time that turned to be true. With his bad reputation there seemed people that always fell in his web of lies and deceit.

The signs where there of .45 being a dishonest con businessman, always having the attorneys draw up contracts in his own interest and most other legal matters including his marriages.

What were we thinking.

What will his epitaph read.

He will not be the last grand master of deceit.
Men don't make history.
They still seem to emerge,
from time to time, once they are gone
A history lesson for the near future,
hopefully not eternity.

Antonyms for epitaph

No antonyms found for epitaph.

At 6:52 PM, Blogger Majormajor said...

Strzok Text on FBI Investigation of Trump/Russia: “The White House Is Running This”

On May 14, the National Review ran an article by Andrew McCarthy discussing the texts of FBI official Peter Strzok, the man who had been in charge of the Trump-Russia collusion investigation, and the origins of the investigation.

In the aftermath, on August 5th 2016 at about 4:30 p.m., Strzok and Page had the following exchange:

Strzok: And hi. Went well, best we could have expected. Other than [REDACTED] quote: “the White House is running this.” My answer, “well, maybe for you they are.” And of course, I was planning on telling this guy, thanks for coming, we’ve got an hour, but with Bill [Priestap] there, I’ve got no control….

Unredact the name and tell us who this was – it’s the smoking gun of White House involvement...after all don't we ALL want to get to the bottom of this?

At 8:21 AM, Blogger Mozart1220 said...

Clucky quotes the National Review as if it were a legit source. LOL

Have patience Grasshopper. Mueller is dotting all the I's and crossing all the T's. You think you can put together a case of this magnitude overnight?

Giuliani has all but admitted Trump's guilt.

And your hero trump needs to learn about a little thing we Americans like to call SEPARATION OF POWERS. He doesn't get to tell the DOJ what to do, especially when HE is the target of the investigation.

At 9:01 AM, Blogger Majormajor said...

"President Trump tweeted Sunday afternoon he is ordering the Justice Department to investigate whether the Obama administration spied on his 2016 presidential campaign.

The order comes on the heels of leaks to the New York Times and Washington Post that the Obama administration had an “informant” make several approaches to three Trump campaign officials, included one that involved an offer of cash and another an offer to “advise” the campaign."

Cristina Laila

Are NYT and WaPOP legit enough for you?

At 12:38 PM, Blogger Majormajor said...

As expected, Tom has not published my post in response to Mozart.

At 12:44 PM, Blogger Majormajor said...

Why was Mozart 1220 banned from The Straight Dope? 10/1/2010

"He was banned for ignoring moderator instructions: he kept insulting people and kept ignoring questions after being told (in posts and by PM) that he needed to answer them instead of wasting people's time. In the future I don't plan to let conspiracy theorists string people along for pages on end by dodging questions and ignoring factual rebuttals. "

Moderator Marley 23

At 8:18 PM, Blogger Majormajor said...

HAHAHAHA! WASH POST, NYT: FBI Embedded Informant In Trump Campaign To PROTECT Him!!

Hope the FBI does the same for the Dem nominee in 2020.

At 4:04 AM, Blogger Mozart1220 said...

As expected, Clucky refuses to follow instructions and posts irrelevent nonsense.

Clucky, WTF are you ranting about? WTF matters about 2010, and where do you dig up all that crapola?

Trump was not the target of the investigation when they were tracking a Russian agent. It just turned out he was involved and THEN became the target. These people approached all the candidates. Only the Trump crew accepted their ILLEGAL services.

If the cops are tracking a group of dope dealers, and You buy drugs during the operation, you are still guilty.

At 9:34 AM, Blogger Majormajor said...

Now it's what matters about 2010? Well Mozart it's the year Mozart 1220 was banned from the blog The Straight Dope for doing the same thing there that Mozart 1220 is doing here.

At 9:36 AM, Blogger Majormajor said...

If they were so worried about Russian interference, did the FBI also put a spy in the Clinton campaign? After all she was going to win so you would think they would want to protect her even more.

At 11:45 AM, Blogger Mozart1220 said...

Clucky, is that REALLY all you have? This is 2018 and there is a Russian agent in our White House. Your hero is going to be up on a number of charges and he's DESPARATELY trying to thwart the investigation. The Trump administration is a dumpster fire and you bring up decade old blogs no one cared about even THEN?

The FBI didn't put a spy in the Trump campaign. The FBI was investigating Russians trying to influence our elections, and guess who was giving them a tour of Trump Tower?

You are a piece of work.

At 11:02 AM, Blogger Majormajor said...

Oh you are so wrong Mozart1220, so wrong.

Glad you are fessing up to being banned from The Straight Dope. No one cared about it but you sure did like to post there before you were banned for doing the same stuff you do here.

Hint Hint

At 7:36 PM, Blogger Majormajor said...

"The FBI didn't put a spy in the Trump campaign."

Talk about delusional. LOL

At 9:18 PM, Blogger Just the Facts! said...


How's the band coming along?

Hey Botch!
I just Googled Puddlestone and found this message! I thought the band would last forever. I should give Jeff a call but can't seem to find his number. Could you E-mail me at and give it to me?
BTW, if you want to move to Iowa I'm just getting a new band together and we sure could use a keyboard player!
Hope to hear from you!
Your former mediocre guitarist,
I reject your reality and substitute my own.

At 10:16 AM, Blogger Majormajor said...

Mozart1220 is "I reject your reality and substitute my own" still your motto?

At 5:53 PM, Blogger Mozart1220 said...

Tom, as you can see, Clucky is stalking me. Nothing he posts is in any way harmful, but he's becoming annoying. Please do something before I have to. He won't like what I end up doing.

Clucky, if that's all you have, you must not have much of an argument. How pathetic. Oh well, have it your way.

At 3:52 AM, Blogger Mozart1220 said...

BTW Clucky, did you think going back 15 years for a person message was going to bother me? Jeez man...


Post a Comment

<< Home