Category Archives: Russia

Cooking up a rigged election

From The Daily Dot:

A man known as Russian president Vladimir Putin’s “chef” was reportedly behind the financing of the Russia-based “troll factory” that used social media to spread fake news and disinformation ahead of the 2016 election, according to reports.

CNN reports that a company owned by Yevgeny Prigozhin, who has been dubbed Putin’s “chef,” was a “main backer” of the Internet Research Agency, which was allegedly responsible for buying at least more than $100,000 worth of ads meant to stir division about divisive issues on Facebook ahead of the election.

chef

Original movie poster

Continue reading

Advertisements

7 Comments

Filed under George W. Bush, humor, movies, parody, politics, Republicans, Russia, satire, snark, Vladimir Putin, Wordpress Political Blogs

Boy wonder? Boy, I wonder.

From BUSINESS INSIDER:

The top government official tasked with clearing background checks said at a congressional hearing that he’s “never seen that level of mistakes” that he saw on White House senior adviser Jared Kushner’s security clearance application, which has had to be amended on several occasions.

jimmy neutron boy genius

Original DVD cover

Continue reading

8 Comments

Filed under Democrats, humor, parody, politics, Republicans, Russia, satire, snark, television, Wordpress Political Blogs

Influence sold separately

From NBC NEWS:

Paul Manafort, a former campaign manager for President Donald Trump, has much stronger financial ties to a Russian oligarch than have been previously reported.

An NBC News investigation reveals that $26 million changed hands in the form of a loan between a company linked to Manafort and the oligarch, Oleg Deripaska, a billionaire with close ties to the Kremlin.

The loan brings the total of their known business dealings to around $60 million over the past decade, according to financial documents filed in Cyprus and the Cayman Islands.

6 million dollar man

Original action figure

Continue reading

8 Comments

Filed under humor, parody, politics, Republicans, Robert Mueller, Russia, satire, snark, Vladimir Putin, Wordpress Political Blogs

For money, Manafort will let you see his briefs

Washington (CNN)–President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort offered to brief a Russian billionaire on the election two weeks before Trump accepted the nomination, people familiar with the discussions told The Washington Post.

In an email, Manafort requested the message be sent to Oleg Deripaska, the Post reported Wednesday.

Deripaska and Manafort had previously done business together, CNN has reported.

Parts of the email from July 7, 2016, were read to The Washington Post. “If he needs private briefings we can accommodate,” Manafort wrote, according to the paper.

philip marlowe private eye

Original DVD cover

Continue reading

14 Comments

Filed under humor, parody, politics, Republicans, Robert Mueller, Russia, satire, snark, television, Wordpress Political Blogs

BLT: Bungling Legal Team?

From the New York DAILY NEWS:

Trump lawyer Ty Cobb was caught dishing on the White House’s legal drama amid the Justice Department’s Russia probe while dining at a Washington D.C. steakhouse, according to a report Sunday.

[Ken Vogel,] A New York Times reporter overheard the veteran D.C. lawyer with a large handlebar mustache “casually & loudly” airing his dispute with White House counsel Don McGahn. Cobb joined the White House’s legal team in July to assist with Russia-related inquiries.

for the defense

Original movie poster

Continue reading

5 Comments

Filed under humor, movies, parody, politics, Republicans, Robert Mueller, Russia, satire, snark, Wordpress Political Blogs

Robert Mueller Doesn’t Take a Day Off

From DAILY BEAST:

Special counsel Robert Mueller increasingly views President Donald Trump’s trip back from the G-20 summit in Europe this July as a critical moment in his investigation. And as part of an attempt to uncover just what happened on that fateful flight, his team is expected to question several White House officials. Among them will be the president’s close adviser Hope Hicks.

rope

Original DVD cover

Continue reading

10 Comments

Filed under humor, movies, parody, politics, Republicans, Robert Mueller, Russia, satire, snark, Wordpress Political Blogs

Bullshit Sessions & Sting Wray

From REUTERS:

President Donald Trump’s oldest son, Donald Trump Jr., will testify privately to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday as it investigates allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election.

Trump Jr. had been invited to testify in public in a hearing in July, but reached an agreement to speak privately with committee staff.

risky business

Original album cover

Continue reading

8 Comments

Filed under Attorney General, Democrats, FBI, House Intelligence Committee, humor, Justice Department, movies, parody, politics, Republicans, Robert Mueller, Russia, satire, Senate Intelligence Committee, Senate Judiciary Committee, snark, Wordpress Political Blogs