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Thursday, June 01, 2017

Where was Donald Trump on December 1 and 2, 2016?

After re-reading the previous post (which I hope you will check out), a should-have-been-obvious question popped into my head: Where was Donald Trump?

We know that Kushner and Flynn met with Kislyak in Trump Tower on December 1 or 2, 2016. But neither Kushner nor Flynn lived there. The epochal WP report of the meeting does not specify that Kushner and Flynn were the only Americans present. Was Trump present?

December 1 was the date when Trump kicked off his weird "victory rally" tour. Remember that? He began the day in Indiana and then spoke in Ohio. However, it is well-known that he likes to sleep in his own bed even if he has spent the day in other states.

The imprecise date ("December 1 or 2") of the Kislyak meeting suggests that it may have taken place around midnight. Kushner owns buildings of his own, yet the meeting took place in Trump Tower. If the meeting took place within Trump's residence, it seems likely that someone would have had to let the three men inside. In other words, Trump and/or Melania would be, at the very least, important witnesses.

If the meeting took place elsewhere in the building -- where? Paul Manafort lives in Trump Tower. Many crooks and "colorful" characters have addresses in Trump Tower. In the past, the FBI has conducted surveillance on those colorful characters -- legally. 

Where exactly did the meeting take place, and who was present? This information must have been included in Kislyak's after-action report -- the one that was intercepted. There's a reason why the information is being kept from us.

Elsewhere: The FBI has declared Nigel Farage a "person of interest."
Sources who spoke to the Guardian said it was Farage’s proximity to people at the heart of the investigation that was being examined as an element in their broader inquiry into how Russia may have worked with Trump campaign officials to influence the US election.

“One of the things the intelligence investigators have been looking at is points of contact and persons involved,” one source said. “If you triangulate Russia, WikiLeaks, Assange and Trump associates the person who comes up with the most hits is Nigel Farage.
Ah. I can guess where this is going...
The source mentioned Farage’s links with Roger Stone, Trump’s long-time political adviser who has admitted being in contact with Guccifer 2.0, a hacker whom US intelligence agencies believe to be a Kremlin agent.
There he is. The FBI doesn't want Nigel; they want Roger.

This kind of investigation will continue for only a brief while, because Trump will nominate a new FBI head soon. Now is the time for the Bureau to gather evidence -- and then to make sure that  Mueller and the intelligence committees get what they need.
He knows he will not get any FBI nomination through the Senate. He would have nominated by now if he did.
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