Totally Controlled

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

(Cartoonist - Kevin Siers)

In other news, the state of New York has launched an investigation of the Kushner Co. in response to this Associated Press story. The Kushners allegedly used construction to force tenants out of a building they purchased.

Meanwhile, the new administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has already had 2 ethics complaints filed against him. The complaints involve a couple cronies Wheeler appointed to high level positions.

Finally, Mariia Butina, the so-called Russian femme fatale who lobbied the NRA (and others), has been arrested and charged for operating as an unregistered foreign agent.

From the Department of Justice press release:

Mariia Butina, 29, a Russian citizen residing in Washington D.C., was arrested on July 15, 2018, in Washington, D.C., and made her initial appearance this afternoon before Magistrate Judge Deborah A. Robinson in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. She was ordered held pending a hearing set for July 18, 2018.

According to the affidavit in support of the complaint, from as early as 2015 and continuing through at least February 2017, Butina worked at the direction of a high-level official in the Russian government who was previously a member of the legislature of the Russian Federation and later became a top official at the Russian Central Bank. This Russian official was sanctioned by the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control in April 2018.

The court filings detail the Russian official’s and Butina’s efforts for Butina to act as an agent of Russia inside the United States by developing relationships with U.S. persons and infiltrating organizations having influence in American politics, for the purpose of advancing the interests of the Russian Federation. The filings also describe certain actions taken by Butina to further this effort during multiple visits from Russia and, later, when she entered and resided in the United States on a student visa. The filings allege that she undertook her activities without officially disclosing the fact that she was acting as an agent of Russian government, as required by law.

  • There are apparently tons of photos of Butina with quite a few of the 2016 GOP Presidential and gubernatorial candidates. She also liked to dress up in in black leather and pose with her guns. Gun-lover porn–no surprise there. These people couldn’t be more obvious if they tried and STILL half the electorate is like, ‘Whut treason? I don’t see no treason!”

    • Badgerite

      Scott Walker, no less. What a surprise.

    • ninjaf

      As a natural redhead, I can tell you that old men really do seem to have a predilection. I think they think a redhead on their arm makes them more virile or something. It’s a creepy thing, especially as a teen girl.

      • I’m not a natural redhead but have every other characteristic of one and have been dying my hair red for many years. Most people think it’s natural and even now that I’m past my prime there is a certain type of older conservative man that seems to flock to me like flies to sh*t. /shudder

  • Draxiar

    It’ll be fun to see the NRA try and claim American values after this shit.

    • Scopedog

      They’ll try to, of course.

      The question is, will the media call them out on it?

      • Draxiar

        I hope so…and I also hope they’ll be way too busy with their resources covering trump’s treason trial.

  • Aynwrong

    Kushner is a slumlord who unlike Trump doesn’t run his mouth in public.

    The treason is so obvious…

    • Badgerite

      Jared Kushner doesn’t run his mouth in public but his father sure does. He practically sneered at the idea that anyone would care about something called ethics or principles.

    • Scopedog

      Love Steve Shives’ videos. I wish more of the YouTube atheist crowd were like him. This video was one of his best.

      • Aynwrong

        Am I wrong in thinking that there’s an ugly Alt Right strain among YouTube atheists?