Tuesday, June 20, 2017

President-For-Now Nominates Tied-To-Russia Chris Wray FBI Director

You know, if I was president and I had ties to Russia, and folks thought Russia hacked the election to help me win, and it wasn’t true, I’d go so far anti-Russia you’d think I couldn’t find it on a map.

I wouldn’t appoint a National Security Advisor with Russian ties; I wouldn’t appoint an Attorney General who had several meetings—two of which he lied about—with Russians; I wouldn’t appoint a member of my family who had business ties with Russia, to a high position on my team.

But then I’m not Donald _____ who either thinks he can get away with anything, or just doesn’t give a f**k what We The People think about him and Russia.

Last week, the President-For-Now announced his nomination of Chris Wray to be the next head of the FBI. No one knew ______ would be nominating Wray until he Tweeted about it at 4:44 in the morning, a mere two hours before intelligence chiefs were set to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee.

Naturally, this was a plan to overshadow the nomination but why?

Let’s see ... Chris Wray was the criminal defense attorney who represented Chris Christie during the Bridegate scandal. Not a big deal, except when you remember that there were some questions about one of Christie’s missing cell phones that oddly appeared in Wray’s possession, so he seems a little shady, no?.

Maybe that might impede his nomination, maybe not; but ...

Chris Wray has ties to two Russian state-owned oil companies—Rosneft and Gazprom—through his law firm, King & Spalding. And while Gazprom is not connected to _____, Rosneft is connected to former _____ aide Carter Page.

Seriously?

And there are also the accusations raised in the Steele Dossier—that 35-page report from a former British MI-6 operative—that Rosneft CEO Igor Sechin offered candidate _____, via Carter Page a 19 % stake in oil the company for lifting sanctions imposed by the Obama administration.

Huh. Want more? According to Kenneth McCallion, writing for USA Today:
“[King & Spalding]’s representation of Gazprom raises even more serious conflict issues for Wray. Gazprom was a partner in RosUkrEnergo AG (“RUE”), which is controlled by Ukrainian oligarch Dmitry Firtash. He is under federal indictment in Chicago for racketeering charges, has had numerous financial dealings with former _____ campaign manager Paul Manafort, and is generally considered to be a member of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s inner circle.”
Now, to be fair, Chris Wray did not personally work on any dealings with the two oil companies, but it still represents a significant conflict of interest.

If he’s confirmed, he’d almost instantly have to recuse himself from any investigation related to Russia or possible collusion with the ______ campaign.

Seriously, how many ties to Russia must this administration have before people, and Congress, say enough?

American News X 

5 comments:

anne marie in philly said...

WTeverlovinF????? (facepalm)

the dogs' mother said...

Ooops!

Biki Honko said...

Add to this the press gaggle the other day where CNN's reporter was ignored to take a question from a Russian News Agency.

I've taken to calling ______, The White House Squatter.

Mitchell is Moving said...

Holy crap! Oh, sorry... Святое дерьмо!

Helen Lashbrook said...

You'd think the penny would have dropped by now; check out any nominee for connections to the Ruskies! Perhaps Kim Jong Don is sticking up his finger to y'all?