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NBC has posted written testimony submitted electronically to the Senate Judiciary Committee by Natalia Veselnitskaya, the Russian lawyer who is the media's appointed super-agent of Trump-Putin "collusion," primarily as a result of her June 9, 2016 meeting with Don Trump Jr. and others at Trump Tower in Manhattan. I still consider her beyond my own powers of evaluation but a person of considerable interest nonetheless.

Here are some highlights from just the first few pages of of the 52 page document.

Veselnitskaya's November 20, 2017 statement begins with an explosive charge:

Since 2013, I have been investigating the activities of William Browder in the Russian Federation. And the fact that today, the Senate Committee and at least three other bodies – two intelligence committees and a special attorney – are investigating me and my colleagues, as well as the US President himself and his friends and family, is a well prepared entrée served by William Browder – a tax fraudster who has been under investigation for 12 years, who was convicted in Russia and sentenced to nine years in prison without the right to ever conduct business again, whose name is on a federal wanted list, and who is a former US citizen who renounced his American passport in order not to pay US taxes1 -William Browder.

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The presses are stopped, the news is broken. Make that, the presses are broken, the news is stopped.

We're supposed to partake of paroxysms of Mueller-mania now that Mike Flynn has pled guilty to lying to the FBI (but #NeverHillary) and is "prepared to testify that Trump directed him to make contact with the Russians, initially as a way to work together to fight ISIS together in Syria."

Whatever "initially" does or does not portend, we just might pause for some 3-D perspective, which our Cyclops Media cannot and does not want to register, let alone make plain.

Let's say President Trump did direct his incoming National Security Advisor Mike Flynn to make contact with the Russians about ISIS in...

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My first job was as a swimsuit fit model. I was 17. I worked for a smaller Warnaco company called High Tide in Los Angeles and made $20 an hour, which was about 7 times the minimum wage in 1979. Most of the day, I sat on the carpeted floor of my stall dressing room in a bathrobe reading some book until I was asked to put on a bathing suit to wear for the designer in her office, the lady who headed the sewing workshop, or a conference room or office to show a suit for executives or buyers. As I recall, the executives were men except for my boss, Shirley (the company ran on a  first-name-basis), the buyers were mainly women. 

One day, one of the vice presidents asked me to show him the string bikini in his office, so I did. Twice. After the third time ("turn around"), I walked down the hall into the president's office, and told "Lin" what was going on. He was very nice,...

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Earlier today, Bill Browder, American-born British billionaire and also grandson of the notorious CPUSA leader Earl Browder, posted the above picture on Twitter from inside a conference on "human rights challenges" at the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo, Norway. Hosted by the Norwegian Helsinki Committee, the conference was billed as an "international hearing" into the death of Browder's longtime accountant, Sergei Magnitsky, in Russian state custody. Browder's tweet reads: "Magnitsky denial filmmaker complaining how unfairly he's been treated in his ambitions to spread FSB version that Magnitsky wasn't murdered." 

Tsk, tsk. I don't know what filmmaker Andrei Nekrasov said -- he was not permitted to record the proceedings -- but you would think that whatever it was, Browder could take it: five scheduled minutes of dissent in an uninterrupted battery of pro-Browder speakers...

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Note to readers: This essay originally ran on January 17, 2017, but in light of new context in cascading sex scandals there may be reason to take another look at the whole story. Also, I will add a warning about obscene photos below.  



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Behold the Washington Post Style section of January 3, 2017.

All but the trimmings of Page One and Two belong to a woman named Amanda Kleinman, who, we are told, is the leading victim of the headline's "Troll Patrol" -- online harassment resulting from that "viral fake news conspiracy theory" known as "Pizzagate." 

What is "Pizzagate?" Whatever it is, it is either not on the media menu (a la Breitbart);...

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