Trump Tweets “Wow,” for Thursday’s Open Thread

Trump Tweets Logo. Image by Lenny Ghoul.

It’s Thursday.

For Thursday President Impeached has tweeted 1 time and retweeted 5 times, so far.

President Attempts to Shock his Twitter Followers…

According to the Daily Caller article posted by Rasmussen Reports, the FBI in weeks before the 2016 President Election offered to pay Christopher Steele money in exchange for evidence of an extramarital affair between Michael Flynn and a Russia woman, that was taking place in the UK.

They base their article on the Inspector General Report released in December of 2019 regarding the FBI’s handling of the FISA application on one-time Trump campaign member Carter Page.

They include a screen cap of the report.

IG Report PDF pg. 109-110. 12/09/2019.

Footnote 243 at the bottom of pg. 110.

As we discuss below, after the FBI learned in November that Steele had disclosed information to Mother Jones in late October 2016, the FBI declined to make this payment.

*note this is my own screen cap and not the screen cap from the article.*

They go on to say that this information from the IG, along with, “two documents released in recent weeks raise the question of whether the FBI’s request of Steele has any link to the rumors that Flynn had an affair with a Russian woman.”

And the rest of the article focuses on other information regarding Flynn.

For What It’s Worth:

How I read the section, Steele was offered money in exchange for travel to the meeting in early October 2016 with members of the Crossfire Hurricane Case Agents. The FBI did not pay Steele, once they discovered he was disclosing information to the media. *shrug.*

In other news, President Weirdo is expected to travel to Michigan today, the day after he accused the state of illegally sending out voting ballots, only to change his mind and mention they were absentee ballot applications.

When asked to explain what law Michigan’s Secretary of State broke when mailing out the application Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany directed reporters to ask the Trump Campaign.

Reminder President Trouble-Maker threatened to have federal funding removed from the State as President, not as “candidate-Trump.”

In other-other news, Actress Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband Mossimo Giannulli have taken a plea deal regarding them committing fraud in order to get their two children into a university.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts explained in a press release that Loughlin has pleaded guilty to one count, “of conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud,” while “Giannulli will plead guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud and honest services wire and mail fraud.”

According to the announced plea arrangement Loughlin will serve 2 months in jail, pay a $150,000 fine and have two years supervised release while serving 100 hours of community service.

Giannulli has agreed to serve 5 months in jail, pay a $250,000 fine and will have two years supervised release while he serves 250 hours of community service. Their sentencing date will be determined by the court.

In other-other-other news the New York Times is reporting that “President Trump has decided to withdraw from another major arms control accord, according to senior administration officials, and will inform Russia on Friday that the United States is pulling out of the Open Skies Treaty, negotiated three decades ago to allow nations to fly over each other’s territory with elaborate sensor equipment to assure they are not preparing for military action.”

According to one source CNN is reporting that an announcement of the withdrawal could come as early as Friday.

In related news to the above…

This post might be updated.

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