Quips, quotes, queries, qualms and quarrels regarding American politics, politicians, foreign policy and public accountability with particular attention to Drumpfen-putz Administration, the Drumpf Crime Family and the Mueller investigation.
Whose company has our current occupant of the White
House kept over the years? The company of wise counselors? The companionship of doughty,
honest people of staunch character and steadfast integrity? The camaraderie of
learned scholars and acknowledged academicians? Indeed, has Drumpfen-putz ever
enjoyed association with esteemed comrades and leaders of Science, Art, Education,
Philosophy or Diplomacy?
Hard to say...
Maybe in passing...
Perhaps a notable personage (such as Alan Dershowitz!) and Drumpf both attended a cocktail party follow-on to a
movie premiere which lead-up to an after midnight orgy. (More on that later in
Who's to say?
What can be said irrevocably and without reservation
is that Drumpf has kept company with a most nefarious, low-life cast of
Here's a short list. I'll leave out the current
positions of each as related to the gargantuan kerfuffle that is the current
state of affairs. Most of these creatures have been interviewed by Team Mueller,
the Wimps in the House and the Gang of Grandpas in the Senate. A couple have
The only one not presently under investigation, in all probability, is Roy
Cohn. Roy is not on the list for the simple reason that he's been dead since
1986. Otherwise, he'd probably have Gorsuch's Supreme Court seat.
Manafort has been an on-again, off-again fixture for most of the professional
life of the Drumpfen-putz. Manafort's law firm did many of the tasks that
Michael Cohen later would do as a fixer for Drumpf. Roger Stone (more on him in a second) was a partner
in a lobbying firm with Manafort and Lee Atwater. This team of weenies perpetrated
the 'Willie Horton' campaign which sunk what little chance Dukakis had against
Reagan. Manafort worked for other notorious Ukrainian and Russian louts as such
Viktor Yanukovych, Oleg Deripaska, Konstantin
Kilimnik and Dmitry Firtash.
Roger Stone; (Full disclosure; of all the villains on
this list, I harbour a particular resentment for this dung-eating, atavistic pestilence
in quasi-human form. Can't really explain it. Perhaps I was frightened by an
albino lemur as a child.) ...ahem...
Roger Stone was introduced to the young Donald when both were journeyman scum-buckets
seeking that one big score that would propel them onto a life of profitable dirt-baggery;
real estate scams, influence-peddling, dirty tricks, fixing, muscling, fraud, embezzlement, etc... white-collar
crimes. You know... for smart white guys.
Stone made his political bones working on the Nixon and Reagan campaigns. The
Willie Horton propaganda was promulgated by Stone with Manafort and Lee Atwater.
Fun fact: Stone has a larger-than-life portrait of Richard M. Nixon tattooed on
his back. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/21/us/roger-stone-donald-trump-russia.html
Sam Nunberg; Sam is a loser's loser. He's a hanger-on - a sort of lamprey to Stone's
slithering shark act. Hired and fired several times by the 'stable genius',
Drumpfen-squat, Nunberg has a kind of 'genius' for pissing off his associates.
A self-proclaimed life-long buddy of Roger 'the Alien/Lemur' Stone, Stone has
called him a coke-freak in public.
Sam was sued by Drumpfen-shite for violation of an NDA (...funny that Drumpf
has so many signed those things, ain't it?), worked for Mitt Romney and endorsed
(ugh) Ted Cruz(!) after Drumpf fired him from his campaign.
Infamous for his racist remarks, Sam called Al Sharpton's daughter a 'N---' and
said Barack Obama was "a Socialist Marxist Islamo Fascist Nazi Appeaser".
(Whatever the feck that means, he didn't mean it as a compliment.) https://edition.cnn.com/2018/03/05/politics/who-is-sam-nunberg/index.html
Felix Sater; Felix Sater is that
seedy, unsympathetic character in a cheap detective story; the snitch that nobody
likes and everybody would like to see face-down in a ditch somewhere. Felix
worked for the Mob before becoming a cooperating witness (stoolie) for the FBI,
'having pled guilty in 1998 “to one count
of racketeering for his role in a $40 million stock fraud scheme involving the
prominent Genovese and Bonanno crime families, according to court records...' (Talk about leading a dangerous life!)
His Drumpfen-schmuck connection was through Bayrock Group, a real estate
investment firm, which set up financing for Drumpf properties including Drumpf's
interrupted wet-dream; a Trump Tower in Moscow.
Sater held the position in the Trump Organization of 'Senior Advisor to Donald
Trump' with a personal email address (@TRUMPORG.com), his own office phone and
fax number although Drumpf, himself, stated that he wouldn't be able to identify
Felix if he sat down to lunch with him.
Felix was born on the road to perdition; his father Mikhail Sheferovsky, was a longtime underboss
within the Russian Mogilevich
Organization. (i.e. the Russian mob).
Felix's preferred method of criminality is fraud; bank, real estate, stock... but...
In a Midtown Manhattan restaurant in 1991, Felix stabbed a business rival in
the face and neck with the stem of a margarita glass, broke his jaw, lacerated
his face, and severed nerves, creating a wound that required 110 stitches.
Sater was convicted of first degree assault and serve 15 months before being
paroled. It seems he wasn't sufficiently rehabilitated as he was later
convicted of fraud in a penny-stock scam.
All in all, a real sweetheart if you'd consider Lizzy Borden your soul-mate. https://medium.com/@JamesFourM/trump-putin-and-the-mob-part-6-trump-felix-sater-and-their-ties-to-mafia-don-semion-mogilevich-34d4a5a83d72
Michael Cohen; Michael Cohen is Drumpf's low-grade consigliere - his lawyer for when a
lawyer has to do unlawful stuff. Cohen's
brash, bullying demeanor and thug-like style is well-documented and has earned
him the unseemly cognomen, Trump's Pit-bull'. Cohen levels the threats that 'Cadet
Pussy-foot J. Bone-spurs' doesn't have
the marbles to deliver himself. Basically, Michael is theschlemazel to Drumpf's schlemiel. He has to clean
up the messes that Drumpfen-yutz makes wherever he goes. It's a living...
In January 2017, Felix Sater introduced Cohen to a Ukrainian lawmaker, Valentyn
Ogirenko, with a proposal for US policy for the region, which Cohen
presented to Drumpf's disgraced Nat'l Security Advisor, Michael Flynn. Cohen has denied
passing the info along, of course.
Cohen and Sater also met with Ukrainian lawmaker, Andrii V. Artemenko, in
NYC about US policy toward Russia's invasion and annexation of Crimea.
Ironically, Cohen worked on the Michael Dukakis presidential campaign which Atwater,
Stone and Manafort helped scuttle. http://www.businessinsider.com/michael-cohen-history-with-trump-2018-3 https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/mar/27/michael-cohen-who-is-trumps-pugnacious-and-loyal-lawyer-
Saving the 'best' for last.
Jeffry Epstein was Drumpfen-grabber's party buddy. Epstein specialized in providing
under-age girls to his guests at his infamous sex orgies. His parties were
attended by the glitterati of shit-heels and included, along with
Drumpfen-schvantz, Bill Clinton, Alan Dershowitz and members of the British
Royal Family. (no pun intended).
Drumpf, himself, is on the witness list for a civil trial against Epstein by
one of his victims, who was 15 at the time of her sexual assault.
It was alleged that Epstein molested more than 40 under-aged girls between 2002
and 2005 at his Florida mansion, near Mar-a-lago. Jeff pled guilty to two
counts; solicitation of prostitution and soliciting a minor for prostitution.
He served 13 months in a county jail and paid financial settlements to many of
the roughly 40 women the FBI deemed to be his victims.
Interestingly, Epstein’s personal phone directory had 14 phone numbers for
Donald Trump, including emergency numbers, car numbers, and numbers to Trump’s
security guard and houseman.
About his party-host, the Drumpfen-douche had this to
interview with New York Magazine: “I’ve
known Jeff for 15 years. Terrific guy. He’s a lot of fun to be with. It is even
said that he likes beautiful women as much as I do, and many of them are on the
younger side. No doubt about it, Jeffrey enjoys his social life.”
RE: the poisoning of Sergei Skripal, the ex-Russian
spy and his daughter in the UK.
The initial public response from the Russian president?
Something along the lines of:
"We would never be so incompetent. If we had wanted him dead, he would be
A better Ludlum-like line has never been written.
So, it's a point of professional
pride, as far as the former KGB head is concerned, that the Russian Federation
did not poison the former spy and his daughter. It wouldn't have been botched.
They would have been dead.
Like Jack the Ripper dismissing a charge of murder because it lacked his
signature surgical precision.
"I would never have been so imprecise and amateurish."
And speaking of questionable alibis, our current POTUS is apoplectic about the
Steele Dossier (you know... the 'dirty one'). Denying the verisimilitude of the
alleged 'Pee Tapes', Drumpf has declared both publicly - and privately to James Comey - that the tapes
are a total fraud because...
wait for it...
He's a germophobe.
For his defense, Drumpf did not state the boilerplate claim that he was an
up-right, up-standing, righteous family man, dedicated to his wife, blah-blah-blah...
(No one ever accused him of those scurrilous charges, that's for certain.)
No, his offered rationale for discrediting the Steele Dossier and the
co-mingled'Pee Tapes' is that he is too
much of a neurotic to pay for 'Golden Showers'.
Ladies and Germs, the President of
the United Snakes...
And the 'Evangelicals' have no
problem with this because...?
Urine is a gift from 'god'?
Drumpf's facile rationale for avoiding micturating women-of-the-night brought to
mind Drumpf's prideful, arrogant claim that he's a 'counter-puncher' who
hits back twice as hard. (Just like his mentor, the slimy fixer, Roy Cohn
taught him.) He boasts about being a counter-puncher as a way of frightening
He has also publicly stated many times that he likes nothing better
than revenge, sweet revenge.
(Well, maybe slightly less than 'Golden Showers'... allegedly...)
To the point; Drumpf gets off on getting back at people.
So, the obvious rhetorical question for his 'Evangelical' supporters is: 'Whatever
happened to the core tenet of Jesus of Nazareth's message, 'turn the other
cheek'; a fundamental precept of Christianity?
It's a rhetorical question because
the 'Evangelicals' divorced themselves from most of the Christ's ministry long
Love thy neighbor as thyself?
NIX! Let he who is without sin cast the first
Feck that! It's harder for a rich man to enter the
Kingdom of Heaven than for a camel to pass thought the eye of a needle.
Fill in your favorite douche-bag mega-church god-con. (e.g. Joel Osteen) Render unto Caesar that which is
Caesar's. But screw taxes...
If these self-styled 'Evangelicals'
can't see themselves clear toupholding
the principles of the Constitution (The First Amendment, separation of church
and state) at least they could take a decent stab at pretending to practice the
basic ideology of their publicly professed religious affiliation.
This is good! (snark!) (Tip o' the hat to Bill Palmer's Palmer
POTUS is under criminal investigation.
The VP has done a David Copperfield.
There is no Secretary of State.
The Attorney General is a suspect in a huge, growing investigation from which
he is recused and is constantly under threat of being fired.
The Assistance Attorney General will also most likely be fired.
The Senate Pro Tempore is quitting.
Lyin' Ryan, Speaker of the House, has announced his retirement.
The Chief of Staff has been effectively made redundant.
The heads of most the Departments and Agencies are gung-ho to destroy their little
fiefdom in the government and the rest of them are, at best, competent in corruption or outright stupid.
Oh, did I mention that the new National Security
Advisor would like nothing better than to have a senseless, bloody, endless war
named after him?