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“Trump’s Presidency Ended May 9th” – Hatch Getting Security Briefings

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Exclusive: Several sources familiar with the matter say that Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah is being given security briefings to prepare him for the Presidency.

Sources close to the legal community indicate that matters are proceeding rapidly in the forthcoming proceedings to remove Donald Trump from office, and to indict the co-conspirators around him.

Sources with links to the intelligence community described a sense of both inevitability and urgency over the unraveling of the Trump-Pence administration over their attempts to obstruct justice. “Trump’s presdidency ended May 9th,” said one source, referring to the overtly politicized dismissal of FBI Director James Comey.

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True Story

True Story:

 

When she was forty, her left hip began to ache quite a bit after standing on a bus or at a bus stop or after walking more than a city block, which she did often because the bus stops she used most often were several blocks from her home and her workplace. At first, because she was always somewhat overweight and because she’d done a little more walking recently while carrying some books, that she might have pulled a muscle in her upper leg. When the ache persisted and got worse on rainy days, a friend advised it could be arthritis. That friend being a Critical Care Nurse, she paid attention.

Now, not wanting to alarm the gentle reader, let’s explain that this as it turned out the accurate diagnosis was for plain old garden variety everyone gets it osteoid-arthritis, not joint chewing, autoimmune, not everyone gets it, really vicious rheumatoid arthritis. So, life went on. And her left hip ached, mostly in a dull way, that she could ignore most of the time. In colder climates or on particularly rainy days, it ached more. But still it did not present any particular problem, and she didn’t really talk about it much while trying a lot of over the counter arthritis meds until she found one that works just about all the time. [not every medicine works for everyone]

As time went on, and she was fifty, she began to notice that her left leg was stiffer than her right. And that’s when arthritis and a definite lack of motivation to do any more exercise than walking around downtown Berkeley, or on Telegraph or Shattuck, began to have more impact, no pun intended. Because arthritis caused a low level of ongoing pain, she moved her legs less, especially her left leg. And as it became stiffer, she began to fall down, often at bus stops because the curb and the steps onto or off the bus couldn’t seem to get close enough … her legs being stiffer, but also as short as ever which is pretty short. She hated falling down, not only because it hurt like blazes to get onto her knees to get back up but because everyone around her would start fussing and making a whole lot more of a scene than was ever needed. So she didn’t talk to people who weren’t around for these occasions about falling down at bus stops and sometimes elsewhere. And she called herself clumsier than she already had been.

Over the next roughly eight or nine years she still did a lot of walking, to bus stops and to workplaces. And she was EXTREMELY careful, so the falling down thing faded into the background. Just on cold days or wet days, her hip hurt, and it got stiffer. Twelve years ago, she started falling down on stairs, on rugs, on wooden floors and mostly indoors, for which part she was grateful. She blamed her balance, her clumsiness, and her garden variety arthritis. At one recent point, a physician suggested the muscle weakness that seemed to be part of the problem had to do with her low thyroid. And frankly having low thyroid was another everyday matter she didn’t talk about much, she took meds to address the lack. She took different doses over time. It was just a part of what she did.

Now she’s sixty-five years, ten months and some days old and she’s not falling down because she walks around her home with a walker supplied by a very good friend, and walks around outdoors with a cane or a walker. And she’s cut way down on walking around outdoors.  It took years for her best friend to convince her about the cane. It took a couple more years and some more of that falling down thing to convince her about the walker. Falling down and cracking your head can have that effect on a person. And when it’s rainy or cold her left hip aches and gets stiffer.

She only knows that falling down is not the problem anymore, getting up is, and it hurts like blazes to get onto her knees to try to get up. And some physicians she’s met lately seem to think it’s all about her weight. She doesn’t know. She only knows it’s a lot more of a worry, the idea of falling down and needing a linebacker to help her up again, than the dull ache in her hip.

She thinks maybe this plain old garden variety osteoid arthritis is another invisible illness. She doesn’t know. It’s not entirely invisible of course if you’re walking around with a cane or a walker. But the truth is, she doesn’t walk much outside the house now, being a danged foolish arthritic old lady who gets embarrassed when she falls down. She’s amazed to consider how much walking she was doing just about every day, less than fifteen years ago. Well, at least now she’s ‘talking’ about it.

Did Donald Trump Commission Russia’s Hack of the US Election Himself?

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Sources linked to the intelligence community say that Donald Trump accepted laundered Russian money which, through shell companies, supported Russian hackers as they attacked America – and then supported Wikileaks and Julian Assange as he published the results of those hacks.

Donald Trump’s link to the hack on the US election appears to be far more direct than anybody thought – with Russian money, washed into his campaign, paying for Russian hackers who attacked both state voter registration databases and the DNC. Trump also appears to have had direct personal knowledge of the propaganda botnet used by Russia.

As I previously reported exclusively on Patribotics in three earlier pieces, the first of which was an exclusive by Laurelai Bailey, Peter Chayanov (one of his many aliases) is a Russian hacker who owns a hacking and spamming company called Hostkey. Upon being outed on Twitter by myself, Bailey and @OpFerguson, Chayanov…

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Sources: Boris Epshteyn Paid Russian Hackers For Both Team Trump and FSB

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Exclusive: Sources linked to the intelligence community say it is believed that a Russian hacker of the election, Pyotr Levashov, was paid directly by Boris Epshteyn on behalf of both Trump and the FSB.

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Sources say the indictment on April 20th of Levashov in the US district court in Connecticut (where an FBI counterintelligence division is based) represents the first concrete move in court that openly leads towards the impeachment of Donald Trump and the prosecution of dozens of members of his team – because this hacker, the sources suggest, was compensated by Team Trump and the FSB jointly, and Team Trump, sources say, know it.

Mr. Epshteyn’s lawyers have denied to me in writing that he was ever an agent of Russia, and have said that neither he nor his parents were ever agents of the Russian state. However, I stand by my prior and current reporting on this public…

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EXCLUSIVE: Six FISA Warrants Granted in Trump Russia Cases

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Exclusive: Sources close to the intelligence community report that at least six separate FISA warrants were granted in the case of Donald Trump and his team’s collusion with Russia. A separate source confirms that the FISA warrant I reported on November 7th at Heat Street, granted against two Russian banks, was in fact two separate FISA warrants, granted on the same day. These two warrants form part of the six total granted warrants sources report, although, these sources say, there may be further warrants both granted and renewed.

On Jan 11th Paul Wood of the BBC reported exclusively that the exact date of the FISA warrant against these banks – now clarified by sources to have been two separate warrants, one for each bank, Alfa Bank and Silicon Valley Bank – was October 15th. My story designated the date merely as October.

As the Trump-Russia prosecutions come closer, further details…

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