Yesterday, Josiah Colt, a domestic terrorist from Idaho, a land of domestic terrorism, who had been photographed hanging from the Senate balcony and sitting in the presiding officer’s chair in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot pleaded guilty to felony obstruction of Congress, admitting to joining a group who came to Washington armed with firearms, knives and body armor to support Señor Trumpanzee. He's agreed to rat out other seditionists in return for a lighter sentence for himself.
This morning, according to the NY Times, the U.S. reported an average of 26,513 new cases a day for the last 2 weeks, a horrifying increase of 111%. Only 68% of American adults have had at least one jab of vaccine (59% both jabs)... and deaths over the last 2 weeks are up 5%. The Hill reported today that "Growing GOP resistance to COVID-19 vaccines is raising alarms among public health experts and creating a major challenge as the U.S. tries to move past a pandemic that has lasted almost a year and a half. Attendees at the Conservative Political Action Conference cheered talk of a lower-than-expected vaccination rate over the weekend. Tennessee is ending outreach to adolescents on vaccines, including for COVID-19, amid pressure from state GOP lawmakers. And a range of conservative media hosts and lawmakers have expressed concerns over the vaccine and the Biden administration’s outreach efforts. The resistance helps explain why over 30 percent of U.S. adults remain unvaccinated, with even higher percentages in Republican-leaning states, leaving places with lower vaccination rates at risk of localized surges of the virus." Ron Johnson (R-WI), widely considered the U.S. Senator closest to the Russian security establishment, "held a controversial event last month warning of the side effects of vaccination."
On Tuesday, the U.S. reported 31,009 new cases (322 deaths) and yesterday 35,447 new cases (and 374 new deaths). Trumpist bastions Florida (in overall cases-- +6,425 yesterday) and Missouri (in per capita cases-- +2,240). The Dakotas-- two Trumpist hellholes-- lead the world in cases per million people, 145,560 in North Dakota and 141,015 in South Dakota (and in denialism about the pandemic). Even aside from Florida and Missouri, Trumpist counties in Texas, Louisiana, Georgia, Arkansas, Oklahoma, North Carolina and Tennessee are leading the country back into the bad old days of raging pandemic.
As we reported earlier today, On January 6, General Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, "watched with disgust as Trump addressed his supporters. Soon after Trump finished speaking, a violent mob of his supporters stormed the Capitol in an attempt to disrupt the certification of the presidential election by a joint session of Congress-- and many promised to return for Biden’s inauguration. 'These guys are Nazis, they’re boogaloo boys, they’re Proud Boys. These are the same people we fought in World War II,' Milley said a week after the attack on the Capitol."
Putin got far more than he paid for with his brilliant strategic decision to help undermine Hillary Clinton and assist Trump's presidential campaign. He has done more to harm America than anything since the U.S. Civil War. There are documents that The Guardian reports prove Putin's connivance in the White House installation of Trump, with the intent of undermining both America and democracy.
A team of Guardian reporters wrote today that "Putin personally authorised a secret spy agency operation to support a 'mentally unstable' Donald Trump in the 2016 US presidential election during a closed session of Russia’s national security council, according to what are assessed to be leaked Kremlin documents. The key meeting took place on 22 January 2016, the papers suggest, with the Russian president, his spy chiefs and senior ministers all present. They agreed a Trump White House would help secure Moscow’s strategic objectives, among them 'social turmoil' in the US and a weakening of the American president’s negotiating position. Russia’s three spy agencies were ordered to find practical ways to support Trump, in a decree appearing to bear Putin’s signature. By this point Trump was the frontrunner in the Republican party’s nomination race. A report prepared by Putin’s expert department recommended Moscow use 'all possible force' to ensure a Trump victory."
The report-- “No 32-04 \ vd”-- is classified as secret. It says Trump is the “most promising candidate” from the Kremlin’s point of view. The word in Russian is perspektivny.
There is a brief psychological assessment of Trump, who is described as an “impulsive, mentally unstable and unbalanced individual who suffers from an inferiority complex.”
There is also apparent confirmation that the Kremlin possesses kompromat, or potentially compromising material, on the future president, collected-- the document says-- from Trump’s earlier “non-official visits to Russian Federation territory.”
The paper refers to “certain events” that happened during Trump’s trips to Moscow. Security council members are invited to find details in appendix five, at paragraph five, the document states. It is unclear what the appendix contains.
“It is acutely necessary to use all possible force to facilitate his [Trump’s] election to the post of US president,” the paper says.
This would help bring about Russia’s favoured “theoretical political scenario.” A Trump win “will definitely lead to the destabilisation of the US’s sociopolitical system” and see hidden discontent burst into the open, it predicts.
...There are paragraphs on how Russia might insert “media viruses” into American public life, which could become self-sustaining and self-replicating. These would alter mass consciousness, especially in certain groups, it says.