#JAILTOTHECHIEF- Shit Just Got Real

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What. The. Fuck??? Does anyone just get a cybersecurity cred now?
No, not anyone. But Trump has an unerring instinct for appointing people who are totally unqualified to positions in the government. See all his advisors and most of his cabinet for examples. When someone turns out to be competent, like Jim Bridenstine as NASA Administrator, its usually by accident.
 

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All you need is some money to go to the Betsy Devos school of hacking.
Or memorize answers. On a lark I decided to see what I could get if I took a certified ethical hacker practice test on the web without actually studying first. It had at least one question wrong.
 
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It's time for a new conspiracy theory of epic proportions: before Saudi Arabia killed Khashoggi in their embassy in Istanbul, they had a call to the White House and Jared Kushner gave at least his blessings for the arrest. This is by the way why he later lost his intelligence clearing.

This call was wire tapped and recorded by the Turkish intelligence agency. They used their recording to blackmail Trump to withdraw the American troops immediately, so that they could invade Syria afterwards at ease.

 

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If you are serious about cutting through metal fences, you want a gas-powered demolition saw, with a diamond or abrasive carbide blade. They'll cut through anything, fast. That's a steel beam getting cut.

those are quite loud, battery powered ones are way more quiet - and more easily concealed in a backpack ...
 
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It's time for a new conspiracy theory of epic proportions: before Saudi Arabia killed Khashoggi in their embassy in Istanbul, they had a call to the White House and Jared Kushner gave at least his blessings for the arrest. This is by the way why he later lost his intelligence clearing.

This call was wire tapped and recorded by the Turkish intelligence agency. They used their recording to blackmail Trump to withdraw the American troops immediately, so that they could invade Syria afterwards at ease.

Holy shit.

When the word 'blackmail' is used when it comes to ANYTHING to do with a security clearance said clearance (and the former owner) wind up going bye-bye before the next word in the sentence is uttered. The FBI does not mess around with that.
 

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Oh, there is a homestead exemption, and it does go fairly low. I think most of our tax revenue is sales and gas taxes.
 
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The Justice Department is demanding identifying details about the senior Trump administration official who has written an anonymous book, warning in a letter to the publisher on Monday that the author may be subject to nondisclosure agreements.

The letter, signed by Assistant Attorney General Joseph Hunt, asked for details or copies of the author's nondisclosure agreements "or the dates of the author's service and the agencies where the author was employed, so that we may determine the terms of the author's nondisclosure agreements and ensure that they have been followed."

Publication of the book may violate nondisclosure agreements based on the individual's work or access to classified information, the letter states, "if the author is, in fact, a current or former 'senior official' in the Trump administration."
 

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Random thought I just had .... if donnie were ANY other WH employee do you know how badly he would fail the security check? Just the first few ways off the top of my head.

1) You need to turn over your tax returns for a certain length of time (14 years I think).

2) Any foreign contact is looked at closely to make sure there is no influence. You can not even go skiing in Canada for a weekend without setting off red flags.

3) Pretty much everything you have done for whatever the current length of time is has to be listed WITH the contact info of someone who can corroborate it.

4) Financial dealings are scrutinized carefully.

5) Any sign of illegal activity, including hints of drug use, are investigated, if anything is found not only do you fail but it gets turned over to the relevant authorities.

6) It probably goes without saying but ties to violent activities is a fail.

7) At the end of the process you have an interview with 2 FBI agents and included is that is basically 'anything else'.
 

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And the Kentucky Governors Mansion (i assume) has gone blue.

Got that Moscow apartment deal in place yet? Mitch.

And Sondland found a conscience, or borrowed one when thoughts of club fed came to him.

Beginning of the end?
100% of Kentucky precincts reported, with 4000 vote democrat lead, but they hadn't called the race yet. Also both houses of the Virginia legislature are flipping from red to blue . Trump won Mississippi in 2016 by 18 points, but with 40% reporting, the republican leads for governor by 4.5 points. If that holds, it points to a significant shift.

[EDIT] Final results:

Kentucky: Democrat Andy Beshear beats incumbent Matt Bevin by 5,150 votes (0.36%) for governor. Bevin refuses to concede. Trump campaigned heavily for Bevin, and it seems to have made things worse for him. Like most places, Democrats did much better in cities, Beshear got 66% of the vote in the counties where Lexington and Louisville KY are. Bevin got over 70% in some small, rural counties.

Mississippi: Republican Tate Reeves wins governor's office by 5.7% with all precincts reporting. That's about 12% less than Trump won the state by in 2016, and a 14% lower percentage than Republicans got in the last governor's election in 2015

Virginia Legislature: Democrats win majorities in both Senate (21 to 18) and House (53 to 42) with 1 and 5 seats still undecided respectively. There aren't enough undecideds to change the majorities.
 
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100% of Kentucky precincts reported, with 4000 vote democrat lead, but they hadn't called the race yet.
It won't be official any time soon. The republican says there were some irregularities that need to be checked. The news people say there are two possible continuing stages, a recanvas and a recount. A recanvas is something fairly basic like making sure the numbers received are the numbers actually tallied. A recount is recounting all of the votes.
 
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