I never expected to see Dennis Kucinich when I found the Ron Paul institute, but there he was on the advisory board. While I was writing about the connections between the Ron Paul Institute and Russia, I came across a name I wasn’t expecting. I had seen his name a few times in other research but nothing clearly put the pieces together as this did. Many of you will remember Kucinich as the sole voice…"Why is Dennis Kucinich involved in this Russia scandal?"
Is the Ron Paul institute a front for Russian Interests? At first, I did not think so despite much of the evidence I was seeing connecting people at RPI to different Russian interests. First, it appears that many of the people involved in the institute are also listed as writers for Russia-Insider.com where Ed Lozansky and various other people familiar to the ongoing Trump-Russia crises reside. RPI director Daniel Mcadams is listed as writing for…"Is the Ron Paul institute a front for Russian Interests?"
Barrett Brown is a name most of you have never heard of, but probably should have. He is writer who broke the story of Defense strategy company Stratfor was spying on United States Citizens on behalf of different corporations. He served a few years in jail and was released recently. He was arrested again because, per The Intercept: Jay Leiderman, Brown’s lawyer, told The Intercept Brown was arrested Thursday during a check-in. According to his…"Barrett Brown: The Imprisoned writer connected to The CNP and Russia"
Roy Moore is exactly the type of person you’d expect to come out of the South. Roy Moore is best known for being the Chief Justice of the Alabama Courts, where he was suspended from his position in 2003 for refusing to remove a statue with the ten commandments. After being suspended from his position, he went on to run for Governor in 2006 and 2010. He failed spectacularly both times. He also runs…"Why Roy Moore running for an open seat should scare the hell out of everyone."
Open source data shows that Rudy Giuliani met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on behalf of a venture capital fund client in 2004. If you’ve been reading this blog’s Paths to Putin, then this revelation will mark the 123rd path, and the very shortest route between Donald Trump and the Russian President. Since then, his law and consulting practices have taken off, and his client list includes both Rosneft and the Emirate of…"Path To Putin: Rudy Giuliani Knows Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov"
It has been reported that the United Arab Emirates organized a meeting between Erik Prince and a Putin confidante in January. Erik Prince believes he is waging a crusade against the Muslim world and is attempting to guide Trump along that path from the shadows. Prince has gone on record praising Putin as being large and in charge due to his fight against Islamic Fascism. He thinks that we should work with Putin because the…"Erik Prince: Agent of Putin?"
According this article from the Free Beacon, Rand Paul hired both Dmitri Simes and Richard Burt to work for him in 2013, putting him in the orbit of the Trump Russia scandal. Interesting, considering Paul’s recent foray into an alliance with Trump. Does it mean anything? Sen. Rand Paul (R., Ky.) has named as one of his key foreign policy advisers a controversial Russia policy expert with deep ties to the Kremlin. Dimitri Simes, the…"Agents of Putin: Rand Paul edition"
Friday, the White House released financial disclosure forms for most of its high-ranking staff. A lot of Mit Is nepotism like you would expect. Don McGahn was able to get multiple lawyers at his law firm placed throughout the White House, a few people were nothing but right wing journalists before entering the White House. There have been a few posts with the more well known people in the White House, but I haven’t seen…"Surprises from the Financial Disclosure Forms"
There is a linguistic theory which holds that our vocabulary and our mode of thought are a form of feedback loop with one reinforcing or even altering the other over time, with that in mind, I want to talk to you about the notion of Sanctuary cities. About what they are and about what they aren’t. In general Sanctuary cities are cities which have (sometimes formally) recognized that local law enforcement cannot also be immigration…"What is a sanctuary city?"
I started making this list out of sheer curiosity of how many different paths there were. At 18, I thought to myself that there couldn’t be many more. A few of these are just rumors or probably mean nothing (1, 22, 25, 31) but the sheer number of Russian mobsters who have lived at Trump tower and the fact that 5 people have had to resign , I thought I was done. For me to…"109 paths from Trump to Putin"