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Get ready, because it is another week in Trump's America, and special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation is getting HOT, which means there are going to be a shitload of news reports about "Mueller is doing this" and "Mueller is asking witnesses that." (For a recap of last week's stories along these lines, click here.)

Let's talk about some new shit!

YOU get a subpoena and YOU get a subpoena and YOU get a subpoena! Robert Mueller is like Oprah, but without the book club!

Acording to Axios, Robert Mueller sent A Witness a subpoena for all sexts, Snapchats, AOL emails and Gchats involving a bunch of people, going all the way back to November of 2015, just months after Trump announced his campaign. Know how Trump always says "NO COLLUSION"? Also, know how Robert Mueller usually already knows the answers when he asks people for things? Keep those two thoughts in your mind as you read this list, because this is probably a very big list of exactly who the NO COLLUSION is with Russia:

As we said, that seems like a very significant list of people. And Gates just pleaded out. Huh!

Moving on!

Hey Jared Kushner! You are getting more and more fucked every day!

Wait, wasn't all of LAST WEEK'S news about how Jared Kushner is fucked? Yes, it was! That is also the hot news from this weekend!

Adding to news about how foreign intercepts show foreign foreigners LOLing about what an easy mark Jare-bear is, on account of how his family is financially screwed and they are a bunch of criminals, NBC News broke a story late Friday about how Robert Mueller wants to find out whether J-Kush might have specifically driven Trump foreign policy based on whether countries were giving his family millions of dollars or not. WHOA IF TRUE, right?

Mueller's team has asked witnesses about Kushner's efforts to secure financing for his family's real estate properties, focusing specifically on his discussions during the transition with individuals from Qatar and Turkey, as well as Russia, China and the United Arab Emirates, according to witnesses ...

Crazy, right? According to NBC News, the Mueller team has been "reaching out to Turkish nationals" through the FBI's office in Ankara, which makes us wonder how this overlaps with cooperating witness/literal actual foreign agent Michael Flynn's grifty plan to steal the Middle East and give it to Russia and a few other rich people, including the Trump-Kushner crime family, because WE BET IT DOES!

As for the Qataris, they wanted in January and February of this year to give the Mueller investigators "what they believe is evidence of efforts by their country's Persian Gulf neighbors in coordination with Kushner to hurt their country," but didn't, because they didn't want to be retaliated against by Trump and Saudi Arabia more than they already have. Remember that time Kushner went to Saudi Arabia for a sleepover with a Saudi prince, and then immediately the Trump White House supported a Saudi trade blockade against Qatar, which was insane because WE HAPPEN TO HAVE A VERY LARGE MILITARY BASE IN QATAR? They said it was because of how Qatar "supports terrorism," something our very best friends the Saudis would never ever do with large airplanes on the morning of September 11, 2001.

Turns out it may be the same old story we're getting used to now, of the Kushners showing up hat-in-hand begging for a bail-out for their fuckshow building at 666 Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, the bill for which is coming due in 2019. Charles Kushner, Jared's crime-y dad, begged Qatar's sovereign wealth fund for some moneys, but they were like "nah." Kushner also met with Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani ("HBJ"), former prime minister of Qatar, during the transition, and begged him for a reach-around loan, but HBJ was like "do not want."

And then suddenly, a trade blockade! Indeed, as the Intercept notes, reporting from that time said Kushner "undermined efforts by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to bring an end to the standoff." Jesus, Jared, can you BE any more obvious? As we noted, the Qataris wanted to show Mueller their evidence, which also implicated the United Arab Emirates, but they got scared.

There are so many more details to learn about this stuff, so please click our links if you are interested. And remember this comes ON TOP OF all Kushner's weird contacts with Russian bankers and the Russian ambassador and everything else.

So how fucked is Jared now? Well, Chris Christie thinks Javanka should quit and go the fuck back to New York for one thing. Also reportedly, Donald Trump is too much of a weak sad baby with tiny paws to say it to their face, but he's trying to get Chief of Staff John Kelly to push those crazy kids out, and he's asking people in his inner circle if they think his son-in-law is a giant fucking criminal, to which we can reply, "yes, Mr. President, he probably is, just like you are a giant fucking criminal!"

Anything else?

You mean besides this New York Times thing about how Robert Mueller has been all up the ass of this Lebanese-American lobbyist Robert Nader, trying to figure out if the United Arab Emirates is literally buying influence from the Trump administration, which almost certainly is related to that whole thing about the UAE being one of the countries that sees Our Jared Of The Criming Dimples as a total patsy?

You gonna 'splain that one for us, WONKETTE?

Nope, it's time for you to read a thing your goddamn self, as this post is OVER.

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Great GOP wordsmith Frank Luntz, the guy who gave us the "death tax" and who urged the George W. Bush administration to talk about "climate change" since it was less politically motivating than "global warming," did some more of his characteristic word magic today! While staying at the Hotel Imperial in Vienna, Austria, Luntz offered this cautionary tale about the evils of socialism, as illustrated by the shoddy conditions in a 5-star luxury hotel owned by Dubai's "Al Habtoor" conglomerate and operated by Marriott:

Talk about your grim hellholes! Apparently, there's only one elevator in the entire building, and it's been broken for three days, proving that European-style socialism is a failure that should never be imported to the USA, where -- damn it! -- all buildings work!

As some smartass pointed out, now Luntz may have to take the STAIRS, like a common Bolshevik!

We're still trying to get our heads around how a delay in getting an elevator fixed in a luxury hotel owned by the United Arab Emirati proprietors of Dubai's

  • Habtoor Grand Resort
  • Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah
  • Habtoor Palace, LXR Hotels & Resorts
  • V Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton
  • Hilton Dubai Al Habtoor City
  • Metropolitan Hotel Dubai
  • Al Habtoor Polo Resort

as well as

  • Imperial Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Vienna (Austria)
  • Hilton London Wembley (United Kingdom)
  • Hilton Beirut Habtoor Grand (Lebanon)
  • Hilton Beirut Metropolitan Palace (Lebanon)
  • President Abraham Lincoln Springfield – a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel (United States)
  • InterContinental Budapest (Hungary)
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Budapest (Hungary)

is an example of the horrors of socialism, but then, we don't earn the big bucks like Luntz does. Austria is among the 14 richest countries in the world, so we're fairly certain it's not a commie hellhole. Then again, there is a very strong social safety net, so maybe people in subsidized housing stole all the elevator parts. Or perhaps the elevator would have been fixed sooner if only Austria didn't have such strong unions. It's a mystery.

Or maybe it's that NATIONAL socialism that's the problem, seeing as it has socialism RIGHT IN THE NAME!

Adolf Hitler, once a day labourer outside the Hotel Imperial Vienna, returned as the Führer and "delivered a speech to a rapturous crowd from [the hotel] suite's balcony, on 14 March 1938", according to www.famoushotels.org.

We suppose it's worth noting that the Imperial is decidedly not owned or operated by the Austrian government, where a far-Right coalition has recently imploded -- although maybe Luntz is confused about that, since official state guests are traditionally housed there. In any case, the elevator's busted, it's in Europe, Europe is socialist, and Frank Luntz is homesick for America, where no elevator ever goes unrepaired for an entire weekend. It simply has never happened because of our efficient free market!

Still, Luntz's tweet inspired some valuable reflections on how economic theory shapes the reality of everyday life. This is the kind of Austrian economics we can support.



In conclusion, capitalism always allocates resources efficiently and fairly, although that still doesn't explain why Frank Luntz has a job. And now it would be your DOKTOR ZOOM'S BIRTHDAY PARTY OPEN THREAD, if only the socialists would fix the elevator, the end.

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