Dumpster Diving

Mueller investigators question Trump Tower saucier about Russian collusion

A Saul Alinsky Rule #5 Post:

(Breaking News, August 15, 2018)

Investigators for Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller, III recently questioned a Russian saucier, employed at Trump Tower, concerning the alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian foreign agents, according to sources close to the Mueller investigation.

Soft Toy SwordfishVladimir Ilyich Ulyanov, nicknamed “Lenny,” living in New York City on a work visa that has allegedly expired, is a saucier who specializes in fish egg-based sauces.  The most desirable roe for exotic sauces is one not readily available in the U.S., and comes from a rare Baltic Sea fish, the soft toy swordfish.

F.B.I. agents have reportedly obtained photographs of Lenny periodically dumping the contents of a copper sauce pan into a dumpster outside the rear door of the kitchen at Trump Tower.  Investigators suspect Lenny’s behavior represents a “dead drop,” or “dead letter box” method, common in espionage tradecraft, used to secretly pass information between a case officer and one or more agents.

Dumpster DivingInvestigators photographed an unidentified man dumpster-diving on several occasions soon after Lenny deposited unknown material into the receptacle.

On more than one occasion, investigators followed the unidentified man to an alley near the Russian Consulate at 9 East 91st Street, NYC, before he disappeared.

California Congressman Adam Schiff (D.), leaking to reporters on background concerning the on-going work of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, told persons from the New York Times, MSNBC, and NPR that the Mueller Investigation was aggressively developing sources among Trump Tower employees who have possible knowledge of alleged Russian collusion between candidate Trump and Russian nationals working in the U.S.  Schiff believes that an indictment of Trump is inevitable.

Additionally, several confidential sources inside the White House report that one staff member is hesitant to visit Trump Tower because, as the source said, “Something fishy went on there. You could smell it.”

Russian ConsulateMeanwhile, former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has, yet again, spoken out on the Russian Collusion investigation saying that he has known Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller III for 20-30 years and holds him in very high regard.  Holder said he was particularly impressed with the F.B.I.’s role in the investigation of the ATF Mexican gun-running operation, “Fast & Furious.” The controversial operation began in September 2009 when Mueller was the Director of the F.B.I.

In September 2012, the New York Times reported, one year before Mueller ended his assignment at F.B.I. Director (Sept 2001-Sept 2013), that,

“The Justice Department’s inspector general on Wednesday issued a scathing critique of federal officials for their handling of the botched gun-trafficking case known as Operation Fast and Furious, but essentially exonerated Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr., whom many Republicans have blamed for the scandal.

In a long-awaited report, the inspector general, Michael E. Horowitz, laid primary blame on what he portrayed as a dysfunctional and poorly supervised group of Arizona-based federal prosecutors and agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, describing them as “permeated” by “a series of misguided strategies, tactics, errors in judgment and management failures” that allowed a risky strategy to continue despite the danger to public safety.”

In May 2018, Michael E. Horowitz, who is still the Inspector General of the Department of Justice, released the long-awaited results of his investigation into the F.B.I’s handing of the Hillary Clinton’s private server “matter”.

In his executive summary, Horowitz concluded by stating that the F.B.I.s handling of the private server matter was “permeated” by “a series of misguided strategies, tactics, errors in judgment and management failures.”

And that was that.

Trumped Up: How Criminalization of Political Differences Endangers Democracy

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In our current age of hyper-partisan politics, nearly everyone takes sides. This is especially true with regard to the Trump presidency. It has become difficult to have a reasonable discussion about the most controversial president in our recent history. For Trump zealots, their president has not only committed no crimes, he has done nothing wrong. For anti-Trump zealots, nothing Trump has done—even in foreign policy—is good. Everything he has done is wrong, and since it is wrong, it must necessarily be criminal. This deeply undemocratic fallacy—that political sins must be investigated and prosecuted as criminal—is an exceedingly dangerous trend.

Hardening positions on both sides has been manifested by increasing demands to criminalize political differences. Both sides scream “lock ‘em up” instead of making substantive criticisms of opposing views.

The real fear, as Alan Dershowitz argues, in this compelling collection, is that we have weakened our national commitment to civil liberties as the Left becomes ever more intolerant and the Right slips into authoritarian rhetoric. The vibrant center is weakening, with traditional liberalism and conservatism becoming further apart, not just in approach, but in their respect for Constitutional norms that have served us well for more than two centuries.

While Donald Trump is not the only cause of this profound division, his election drew it to the surface and made it the dominant paradigm of political debate. Unless we as a nation begin to focus again on what unites us rather than on what divides us, America might not survive the next decade.

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Lee CarySince 2007, Cary has written hundreds of articles and blogs for several conservative websites including the American Thinker and (in 2010 as Archy Cary) for Andrew Breitbart’s Big Journalism and Big Government. Cary’s writing has been quoted on national television (Sean Hannity) and on nationally syndicated radio (Rush Limbaugh, Mark Levin). His work is cited in Jerome Corsi’s book The Obama Nation and in Levin’s Liberty and Tyranny. Along with Levin, Cary wrote an introduction to Sharron Angle’s book Right Angle. Two of his articles have also appeared on the DRUDGE REPORT, and in the on-line news source Real Clear Politics.View all posts by Lee Cary →

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