Two big stories in the news are inextricably related and the connection is not being reported. Senate leaders are delaying the appointment of LGBT Richard Grenell for U.S. Ambassador to Germany. At the same time, it’s being reported that U.S. spies paid $100,000 to a “shadowy,” Russian promising dirt on President Trump. The reason that the Democrats are delaying Grenell’s appointment is because the CIA team in Germany is trying to obtain information on President Trump from Russia and they would have to report to Grenell if he were appointed which would end their bogus scavenger hunt.
Yesterday TGP’s Joshua Caplan shared the report from the New York Times related to Russia –
After months of secret negotiations, a shadowy Russian bilked American spies out of $100,000 last year, promising to deliver stolen National Security Agency cyberweapons in a deal that he insisted would also include compromising material on President Trump, according to American and European intelligence officials. The cash, delivered in a suitcase to a Berlin hotel room in September, was intended as the first installment of a $1 million payout, according to American officials, the Russian and communications reviewed by The New York Times. The theft of the secret hacking tools had been devastating to the N.S.A., and the agency was struggling to get a full inventory of what was missing. […] He claimed the information would link the president and his associates to Russia. But instead of providing the hacking tools, the Russian produced unverified and possibly fabricated information involving Mr. Trump and others, including bank records, emails and purported Russian intelligence data.
But his apparent eagerness to sell the Trump “kompromat” — a Russian term for information used to gain leverage over someone — to American spies raised suspicions among officials that he was part of an operation to feed the information into United States intelligence agencies and pit them against Mr. Trump. Early in the negotiations, for instance, he dropped his asking price from about $10 million to just over $1 million. Then, a few months later, he showed the American businessman a 15-second clip of a video showing a man in a room talking to two women. No audio could be heard on the video, and there was no way to verify if the man was Mr. Trump, as the Russian claimed.
Also, yesterday Breitbart reported that Donald Trump Jr. and Log Cabin Republicans Slam Democrats for Stalling Richard Grenell Appointment –
The Log Cabin Republicans protested against the stalling of openly gay diplomat Richard Grenell’s appointment as U.S. ambassador to Germany, Thursday, followed by Donald Trump Jr. adding his voice to the matter.
“It is simply unconscionable that @RichardGrenell hasn’t been brought up for a vote in the United States Senate to confirm him as our country’s Ambassador to Germany,” declared the Log Cabin Republicans in a post on Twitter, before encouraging people to call Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and complain. “It’s time to #ConfirmGrenell NOW!”
According to Breitbart, Grenell will be the highest-ranking openly gay government official in U.S. history, reporting directly to the Secretary of State. But for some reason Crying Chuck Schumer, the Democrat leader in the Senate, is doing all he can to prevent the Grenell appointment from coming up for a vote in the Senate.
If Grenell’s appointment is confirmed by the Senate, he will be the highest-ranking openly gay government official in U.S. history, reporting directly to the Secretary of State.
Democrats are holding his confirmation up. Why? https://t.co/GniyT4JR4L
— Kambree Kawahine Koa (@KamVTV) February 9, 2018
Conservative Arthur Schwartz is suggesting that the reason Grenell’s ambassadorship vote is being delayed is because Grenell could stop the horribly embarrassing and controversial Russia witch hunt by the CIA in Germany, if he were in place. The CIA station chief in Berlin reports to the US Ambassador. But there is no ambassador there now. So the station chief currently gets to do what he wants, without oversight from Grenell.
.@SenSchumer is holding up @RichardGrenell’s confirmation — @POTUS’s nominee for US Ambassador to Germany. In other news, this operation likely required sign off from the US Ambassador to Germany. https://t.co/QPS5TtItqs
— Arthur Schwartz (@ArthurSchwartz) February 10, 2018
It’s time for the Senate to begin investigations into the corrupt Democrat US Senators that are doing all they can to obtain bogus spam from Russia. Send them all to the gulags.