Jill Stein shifts money she raised for 2016 recount to Russia defense fund.

By |2018-07-14T11:10:38+00:00July 14th, 2018|Categories: Front Page, News|Tags: , , , , , |27 Comments

Such a paragon of virtue.

Courtesy of the Daily Beast:

Money that Jill Stein raised to recount votes in 2016 swing states is being used by her campaign to pay for legal bills stemming from the investigation of Russian interference in the last presidential election.

In June, The Daily Beast reported that the U.S. Green Party candidate’s campaign, which raised $7.3 million for recounts in Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania, had in 2017 stopped disclosing its monthly spending with the Federal Election Commission. Later that month, the Jill Stein for President committee filed a slew of reports that reveal spending on lawyers who are not trying to get inside any voting machines.

At the end of May 2018, according to the most recent FEC filing, the Stein campaign paid the “Partnership for Civil Justice” $66,441.60; that is on top of a $31,536 payment made in January, and more than the Stein campaign had in cash on hand by November 2016.

The Partnership for Civil Justice Fund is a nonprofit law firm whose mission is to “defend and advance fundamental civil, constitutional and human rights,” per a 2016 IRS filing. On its website, the group notes that it is representing Stein in her dealings before the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.

Well, I think we established a long time ago that Jill Stein is a terrible person. 

I imagine that once this news gets out there will be a number of lawsuits filed by donors who thought they were paying to prove Trump stole the election, not to protect Jill Stein from a Senate investigation. 

Still hard to believe that anybody actually voted for this woman. 

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  1. Anonymous July 14, 2018 at 5:53 am

    Did Donald Trump just out the Republican Congressman who received hacked emails from the Russians?

    …Here’s the part that was tripping us up for a minute. Mueller’s indictments referenced a “candidate” for U.S. Congress in 2016. Technically, sitting members of Congress are “candidates” when they run for reelection. But this sounded like it was referring to someone who wasn’t already in Congress while the 2016 election was going on. That would rule out the obvious names like Devin Nunes or Dana Rohrabacher. Then we remembered something that changed the entire equation.

    Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced this morning that he had already notified Donald Trump of the indictments days earlier. So we went back and looked at what Trump has been tweeting of late. Here’s the tweet that stuck out like a sore thumb: “Congressman Matt Gaetz of Florida is one of the finest and most talented people in Congress. Strong on Crime, the Border, Illegal Immigration, the 2nd Amendment, our great Military & Vets, Matt worked tirelessly on helping to get our Massive Tax Cuts. He has my Full Endorsement!”

    The timing of Donald Trump’s endorsement of Matt Gaetz yesterday was so strange that Palmer Report responded to Trump’s tweet with “Translation: Matt Gaetz is in trouble.” But at the time we had no idea what kind of trouble. Now we know that Trump posted this tweet after he learned that a Republican Congressman was about to be referenced in the indictments of Russian hackers. Did Trump just give away it’s Matt Gaetz?


    GOP Congressman Matt Gaetz, seemingly outed by Donald Trump in Trump-Russia indictments, has close ties to Roger Stone

    Yesterday’s indictments of a dozen Russian government hackers revealed that they allegedly passed stolen Democratic Party emails to an unnamed Trump associate and an unnamed 2016 candidate for U.S. Congress. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein revealed that he had told Donald Trump about the indictments earlier in the week. We checked Trump’s Twitter timeline, and sure enough, it appears he gave away the identity of the Republican Congressman in question.

    Smack in the middle of his overseas trip, Donald Trump suddenly decided that he needed to stop what he was doing and post this: “Congressman Matt Gaetz of Florida is one of the finest and most talented people in Congress. Strong on Crime, the Border, Illegal Immigration, the 2nd Amendment, our great Military & Vets, Matt worked tirelessly on helping to get our Massive Tax Cuts. He has my Full Endorsement!” In other words, it sure sounds like Rosenstein told Trump that Gaetz was the Congressman in question, and Trump responded by publicly defending Gaetz.

    Matt Gaetz was first elected to the U.S. Congress in 2016, in a far-right Florida district where the incumbent Republican had retired. He was a newcomer with no real connections or notoriety, so why would the Russians choose to give their stolen into to him? This tweet from July of 2017 might explain some things:


    …Then late last night, Roger Stone admitted to CNN that he is indeed the Trump associate referenced in the indictment. He’s still denying that his communications with Russian hacker Guccifer 2.0 were criminal in nature. But when you combine his acknowledgment that he stands accused of having passed stolen intel from the Kremlin to the Trump campaign, and his assertion that his only contact with the Trump campaign was Donald Trump himself, we’re now looking at a whole new ballgame.


    Roger Stone is trying to make the case that he’s not the Trump associate referenced in today’s indictments, even though MSNBC and the Washington Post have sources who say it is Stone. Here’s the, ahem, defense that Stone just offered to CNN: “My contact with the campaign in 2016 was Donald Trump. I was not in regular contact with campaign officials.” Wait, what? Stone just very clearly revealed that if he received stolen data from the Russians and he passed it along to the campaign, he gave it directly to Trump.

    …What better way to set himself up a lenient plea deal than to reveal that he can prove Donald Trump himself was in on the Trump-Russia election rigging plot?


  2. Anonymous July 14, 2018 at 5:57 am

    The Top Bombshells In Robert Mueller’s Indictment Of Russian DNC Hackers
    The indictment reveals that a congressional candidate asked the Russians for dirt on an opponent, and that the Russians seemed to be following Trump’s lead.

    Friday’s indictment of 12 Russian intelligence officers charged in connection with hacking the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign made it clear that the special counsel team led by Robert Mueller still has a few tricks up its sleeve.

    Here are the most crucial revelations the 29-page grand jury indictment brings to light.


    Roger Stone Says Mueller Indictment On Russian Hacking ‘Probably’ Refers To Him
    The indictment notes “a person who was in regular contact with senior members of the presidential campaign of Donald J. Trump,” widely known to be Stone.

    Among the revelations in special counsel Robert Mueller’s indictment of 12 Russian intelligence officers on Friday involved in hacking the Democratic National Committee was that the hackers communicated with individuals in the United States — including “a person who was in regular contact with senior members of the presidential campaign of Donald J. Trump.”

    Although not named in Friday’s documents, that person is widely known to be Trump confidant Roger Stone, who has previously posted screenshots of his interactions with one of the hackers, Guccifer 2.0.


  3. Anonymous July 14, 2018 at 6:02 am

    How The Pee Tape Explains The World Cup

    Bidding for the 2018 World Cup was the first glimpse of today’s “Machiavellian Russia,” Ken Bensinger explains in his new book about FIFA’s corruption scandal.

    …But as Bensinger explained in an interview with HuffPost this week, the FIFA case gave American law enforcement officials an early glimpse into the “Machiavellian Russia” of Vladimir Putin “that will do anything to get what it wants and doesn’t care how it does it.” And it was Steele’s role in the earliest aspects of the FIFA case, coincidentally, that fostered the relationship that led him to hand his Trump dossier to the FBI ― the dossier that has now helped form “a big piece of the investigative blueprint,” as Bensinger said, that former FBI director Robert Mueller is using in his probe of Russian meddling in the election that made Trump president.

    Ahead of Sunday’s World Cup final, which will take place in Moscow, HuffPost spoke with Bensinger about Red Card, the parallels between the FIFA case and the current American political environment, FIFA’s reform efforts, and whether the idea of corruption-free global soccer is at all possible.

    The following is a lightly edited transcription of our discussion.


  4. Anonymous July 14, 2018 at 6:04 am

    John McCain, Top Democrats Call On Trump To Cancel Putin Meeting

    …He said the indictments are evidence of an “extensive plot” by Putin’s government to “attack the 2016 election, sow chaos and dissension among the American electorate, and undermine faith in our democracy.”

    Schumer said in a statement that “glad-handing with Vladimir Putin on the heels of these indictments would be an insult to our democracy.”


  5. Anonymous July 14, 2018 at 6:08 am

    Interesting that she has paid all this money to attorneys and her name hasn’t come up in the Mueller investigation. I would bet the farm that this nut case was another putin agent in the election.

    As for the money she raised for the recount , I doubt she can be sued, sure there is some fine print that says the money doesn’t have to go to what she claimed she was raising it for. Just like Sarah Palin collected millions claiming she was going to run for president.

    The fools that voted for this con artist could have just stayed home or voted for Hillary and we wouldn’t be living in a dictatorship.

  6. Anonymous July 14, 2018 at 6:17 am

    Piers Morgan Hypes Trump Interview And Gets Mercilessly Bashed By Twitter Users


    Trump’s presidency is illegitimate
    Meuller’s indictments of 12 Russian intelligence agents prove that the Kremlin stole the election for Trump



    House Republicans push to fire Rod Rosenstein following indictments of Russian officials


  7. Anonymous July 14, 2018 at 6:25 am

    “If Mueller’s right, it raises the possibility that the Russians gathered months and months of additional intelligence on the DNC—right as the campaign was in its final, most important stretch.”


    Will Trump Keep Pushing Putin’s Lies About Attacking America?
    The president for years fed conspiracy theories about the attack on America. The Justice Department just said they’re not true—on the eve of his sitdown with Moscow’s leader.


  8. ANON July 14, 2018 at 6:27 am


  9. Anonymous July 14, 2018 at 6:28 am

    Maryland Probes Russian Oligarch’s Purchase of Election System Software

    Maryland’s attorney general has opened an investigation into a Russian oligarch’s 2015 purchase of a software company that operates part of the state’s voter registration system, CBS Baltimore reports. Attorney general Brian Frosh was reportedly asked to launch a probe by Maryland state Senate President Thomas Mike Miller (D) and House Speaker Michael Busch (D), who revealed Friday that the FBI had briefed them earlier this week on Russian links to ByteGrid LLC, a software vendor that holds data on the state’s voters. The state had previously been unaware that nickel magnate Vladimir Potanin, a close ally of Russia’s Vladimir Putin, is directly linked to ByteGrid LLC through a private equity firm called AltPoint Capital Partners. Potanin is the largest investor of AltPoint Capital Partners, which finances ByteGrid LLC. Maryland authorities have said the FBI “did not indicate that there was a breach“ but they want to take extra precautions ahead of elections in November. “We don’t have any idea whether they meddled in any elections at all we just know that there’s Russian investment into the vendor system that we use to operate our elections,” Busch said.



    • Century late July 14, 2018 at 9:46 am

      Bad Wolves – Zombie
      So it seems someone is up to mischief.
      What’s in your head old old A man?
      Stuck in that bed? How’s that working?
      One phone call. Set you free for good!?
      But you only know where you’ve been.
      Have fun with all that then. Bye. Bye.

      • Immoral July 14, 2018 at 2:59 pm

        Vancouver Trump hotel incident.
        May be that’s where they got him stashed. I mean held prisoner.

  10. Anonymous July 14, 2018 at 6:35 am

    The Mueller indictments reveal the timing of the DNC leak was intentional
    The indictments suggest Russian hackers and Wikileaks planned to sow discord between Clinton and Sanders camps during the 2016 Democratic National Convention.


    The hacked emails at the center of Mueller’s Russia investigation, explained
    The leaks that plagued the DNC, John Podesta, and others are crucial to the Russian interference probe.


    • anonymous July 14, 2018 at 8:14 am


      “more than 130 Democratic accounts were sent these malicious links, compared to just “a handful” of Republican accounts. Podesta and several Clinton staffers — along with former Secretary of State Colin Powell, retired Gen. Philip Breedlove, and others — had their accounts successfully compromised. (We know all this because the hackers used the link-shortening tool Bitly to do their work and accidentally left their activity publicly viewable.)

      Russia was eventually blamed for the phishing expedition, for several reasons. For one, SecureWorks concluded the particular malware used in this campaign was tied to a hacking group that outside researchers had been tracking for some time — a group they thought to be linked the GRU, Russia’s foreign military intelligence agency. We don’t know what the secretive hacking group calls itself, but various cybersecurity researchers had given it several names: Iron Twilight, APT (Advanced Persistent Threat) 28, Pawn Storm, and — most famously — “Fancy Bear.”” “the phishers were extremely focused on Ukraine — at least 545 targeted email accounts were from there, comparable to the number of American targets. These included Ukraine’s president and many other top government officials, who are hostile to Vladimir Putin’s regime.

      The Russians targeted, meanwhile, were generally critics of Putin’s government and journalists. Another interesting detail, per the AP, is that more than 95 percent of the malicious links were created between the hours of 9 am and 6 pm,
      Monday to Friday — Moscow time.”
      April 7: Putin condemns the Panama Papers leak.
      June 9: The Trump Tower meeting:
      June 12, 2016, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange dropped a bombshell. “We have upcoming leaks in relation to Hillary Clinton,” he announced, during a British television interview. “We have emails pending publication.”
      (A week later, Guccifer would send documents to the Hill’s Joe Uchill, writing that he was doing so because the press was “gradually forget[ing] about me,” and complained that WikiLeaks was “playing for time.”)
      Assange would later tell Khatchadourian that he originally had a deadline of July 18 to release them, but “we were given a little more time.” (It’s unclear, though, who gave him more time, and Assange later disputed the accuracy of the recorded quote.)
      October, there was still nothing from WikiLeaks, but Stone continued to hype an imminent release, saying “an intermediary” who’d met with Assange said “the mother lode is coming Wednesday.”
      The “mother lode” instead came two days later, on Friday, October 7, when WikiLeaks posted its first batch of Podesta’s emails. The site would continue to post them, in batches, up through the election. Earlier on that very same day, the US government officially attributed the hacking effort to the Russian government, and the Donald Trump Access Hollywood tape hit the news.”

      “After the election, more and more attention became devoted to whether Trump associates and Putin’s government coordinated to intervene in the campaign in some way. And on March 20, 2017, then-FBI Director James Comey publicly confirmed the FBI was investigating just that topic.
      “The Cambridge Analytica CEO’s contacts with WikiLeaks: Cambridge Analytica is the Steve Bannon-tied firm that did digital work for the Trump campaign ”
      August 21, Stone tweeted an odd prediction: “Trust me, it will soon the Podesta’s time in the barrel. #CrookedHillary.” Many would later point to this — which came months before the Podesta emails became public — and ask whether Stone had advance knowledge of the Podesta email leak. (Stone himself would later claim that since this came in the midst of a scandal surrounding Stone’s old friend Paul Manafort’s Ukraine work, he was merely predicting “Podesta’s business dealings would be exposed.”)
      Stone took on a new role — as WikiLeaks’ hype man. He again claimed inside knowledge, saying a “friend” of his met with Assange and learned “the mother lode is coming Wednesday.” He tweeted: “Wednesday @HillaryClinton is done. #Wikileaks.” And when nothing came on Wednesday, Stone tweeted, “Libs thinking Assange will stand down are wishful thinking. Payload coming. #Lockthemup.” Assange published the Podesta emails two days later.” WL>“Don’t go there if you don’t want us to correct you.” Stone shot back: “Ha! The more you ‘correct’ me the more people think you’re lying. Your operation leaks like a sieve. You need to figure out who your friends are.”
      “Trump. “Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 [Hillary Clinton] emails that are missing,” Trump said at a July 27, 2016, press conference. “I think you will probably be rewarded mightily by our press. Let’s see if that happens. That will be next.”

  11. Anonymous July 14, 2018 at 6:38 am


    “Cohen’s new show, premiering Sunday on Showtime, has been hyped for punking conservatives like Dick Cheney, who autographed a “waterboarding kit” the comedian presented.

    “It’s pretty clear that Sasha Baron Cohen wanted me to say something crazy about guns, like, ‘in America, we ought to arm pre-school kids,’” Walsh argued.

    Onetime Alaska governor Sarah Palin also lashed out for being “duped” by the Cohen.

    While expecting himself to come off as “stupid” in the new television show, Walsh admitted that “I will probably laugh at myself.””

    • anon July 14, 2018 at 6:48 am

      ^That was a reply to 6:27am^

  12. Anonymous July 14, 2018 at 6:39 am

    Indictments of named Americans are going to rock government to its core. Trump Jr. better get a lot of ass out of gf Kimberly because there are slim pickings in Federal lockup.

  13. Anonymous July 14, 2018 at 6:47 am

    BREAKING: Republican Congressman Jim Jordan, a Trump Agent Now Accused By Eight Ohio State Wrestlers of Covering Up Sexual Abuse at One of the Nation’s Largest Universities, Plans to File to Impeach Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein As Early As Monday

    …3/ As Jordan is a known Trump agent, we should treat this attempted coup as a *direct response* to DOJ proceeding with an indictment against the Russians who aided Trump. So Trump’s response to today’s indictment is a) meet Putin, b) have his agents impeach the DOJ’s acting head.

    6/ That *Monday*—the day Trump and Putin are meeting in a summit WHOSE PURPOSE NO ONE CAN NOW EXPLAIN COHERENTLY—is the day Trump agent Jordan may move against Rosenstein is a sign the administration wants to stage this attempted coup with reduced media focus. Or to please Putin.


    • Anon July 14, 2018 at 7:30 am

      OT?>”On 4 October 1943, during a secret meeting with top SS officials in the city of Poznań (Posen), and on 6 October 1943, in a speech to the party elite—the Gau and Reich leaders—Himmler referred explicitly to the “extermination” (German: Ausrottung)
      of the Jewish people. A translated excerpt from the speech of 4 October reads:

      I also want to refer here very frankly to a very difficult matter. We can now very openly talk about this among ourselves, and yet we will never discuss this publicly. Just as we did not hesitate on 30 June 1934, to perform our duty as ordered and put comrades who had failed up against the wall and execute them, we also never spoke about it, nor will we ever speak about it. Let us thank God that we had within us enough self-evident fortitude never to discuss it among us, and we never talked about it. Every one of us was horrified, and yet every one clearly understood that we would do it next time, when the order is given and when it becomes necessary.

      I am talking about the “Jewish evacuation”: the extermination of the Jewish people. It is one of those things that is easily said. “The Jewish people is being exterminated,” every Party member will tell you, “perfectly clear, it’s part of our plans, we’re eliminating the Jews, exterminating them, ha!, a small matter.” And then they turn up, the upstanding 80 million Germans, and each one has his decent Jew. They say the others are all swines, but this particular one is a splendid Jew. But none has observed it, endured it. Most of you here know what it means when 100 corpses lie next to each other, when there are 500 or when there are 1,000. To have endured this and at the same time to have remained a decent person—with exceptions due to human weaknesses—has made us tough, and is a glorious chapter that has not and will not be spoken of. Because we know how difficult it would be for us if we still had Jews as secret saboteurs, agitators and rabble-rousers in every city, what with the bombings, with the burden and with the hardships of the war. If the Jews were still part of the German nation, we would most likely arrive now at the state we were at in 1916 and ’17 …

      Hitler’s motivation for authorising Himmler’s speeches was to ensure that all party leaders were made aware of these plans and actions. Thus, it would be impossible for them to later deny knowledge of the killings. Because the Allies had indicated that they were going to pursue criminal charges for German war crimes, Hitler tried to gain the LOYALTY and SILENCE of his subordinates by making them all parties to the planned genocide.” Heinrich Himmler

    • Anonymous July 14, 2018 at 7:03 pm

      Goes to show just how weak the Christian religion really is if all they can do is back Trumps nonsense and all they get in return are less gay rights and abortion.

  14. Anonymous July 14, 2018 at 6:51 am

    Polite reminder. Trump & Brexit are not 2 different things. They are the same thing. Same companies. Same data. Same Facebook. Same Russians. Same Cambridge Analytica. Same Robert Mercer. Same Steve Bannon. Same Breitbart. Same Alexander Nix. Same Donald Trump. Same Nigel Farage.


    One final thought on today’s indictment: It’s hard to capture just how quickly and thoroughly Mueller’s team is moving for a federal investigation. Any one of these indictments would be a solid accomplishment for a one-year federal probe. ALL OF THEM? Amazing.


  15. Anonymous July 14, 2018 at 6:53 am

    This thread is a *live reading* of the new Mueller indictments against 12 Russians connected to Russian intelligence (the GRU) for hacking into the DNC, DCCC, and Clinton campaign.


  16. Anonymous July 14, 2018 at 7:03 am

    Mueller Has the Goods—All of the Goods

    Goddamn them all.

    Goddamn the hackers. Goddamn the journalists who laundered the pilfered material. Goddamn any of them who treated Roger Stone as a source, or as a cute prankster, instead of the nasty vandal he’s always been. Goddamn the pundits who chortled over the pilfered material. Goddamn the politicians who profited from the hacking. Goddamn the politicians who minimized the hacking. Goddamn the politicians who still stonewall about the hacking. Goddamn the “activists” who ranted about “McCarthyism” when anybody pointed out that the 2016 presidential election had been poisoned from afar. Goddamn them all as traitors, if not to the American nation, then to everything that ever made that nation worth the bother.

    They conspired, wittingly or unwittingly. They colluded, wittingly or unwittingly. They are accessories, before and after the fact, to the hijacking of a democratic election. So, yes, goddamn them all.


  17. Lewsiffer July 14, 2018 at 6:49 pm

    You say you “can’t believe how many people voted for her” what I can’t believe is how many idiots were suckered into giving her their hard-earned dollars for some sort of recount bullshit that she barely even gave face value to. Oh, forgive me, she claims to have paid for a recount in one state of the four that she promised, whoop de fucking do.

    We even knew about her Russian connection prior to the election, yet still, she was somehow going to take your money and be the hero that saved America…

    PT Barnum had nothing on this grifting bitch.

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