Bone Saws & Bail Outs: A Timeline

Let's quickly review the Jared Kushner graft timeline, lest we forget about the perils of #BoyPlunder:

— Greg Olear (@gregolear) March 5, 2019

1/ April 2017

Charles Kushner, father of Jared Kushner, asks Qatar for a loan to bail out the troubled property at 666 Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. The Qataris turn him down.

— Greg Olear (@gregolear) March 5, 2019

2/ June 2017

Saudi Arabia organizes a blockade of Qatar, a country where the US has a major military base. Kushner leads the extreme minority view in the West Wing to support the blockade. To the consternation of the State Department, Donald Trump praises the move.

— Greg Olear (@gregolear) March 5, 2019

3/ June 2017

After his criticism of Donald Trump gets him banned from Saudi media, Jamal Khashoggi leaves the Kingdom for the Beltway.

— Greg Olear (@gregolear) March 5, 2019

4/ September 2017

Khashoggi begins writing for the Washington Post.

— Greg Olear (@gregolear) March 5, 2019

5/ October 2017

Jared Kushner pays unannounced visit to Riyadh, where he stays up until the wee hours talking “strategy” with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MbS), his new BFF. He ("allegedly") gives MbS an “enemies list” culled from the classified President Daily Brief.

— Greg Olear (@gregolear) March 5, 2019

6/ October 2017

Upon his return, Kushner’s company receives a $57 million loan from a subsidiary of SoftFund, the Saudi investment concern, to bail out its troubled property at One Journal Square in Jersey City. (666 Fifth isn't the only underwater Kushner asset).

[h/t @dcpoll]

— Greg Olear (@gregolear) March 5, 2019

7/ November 2017

MbS orchestrates a purge of the disloyal, imprisoning members of the royal family & seizing their considerable assets. The most prominent is Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal, the 45th richest man in the world and a Trump foil.

Did Kush's gifted PDB intel help?

— Greg Olear (@gregolear) March 5, 2019

8/ August 2018

A Qatari-funded investment company grants the bailout loan to the Kushners…the big one, for 666 Fifth Avenue.

This does not mean the Kushners don't still owe massive coin on these properties. It just buys them a little time.

— Greg Olear (@gregolear) March 5, 2019

Larger piece here:

— Greg Olear (@gregolear) March 5, 2019



From comments:

Words from a JSOC interrogator on the premeditated assassination of #Khashoggi #JusticeForJamal

— The Red-eyed Jedi (@Red_eyedjedi) March 5, 2019


Anger Direction and White Identity Expression

Donald Trump isn’t FOR anything. He’s a means of anger direction and white identity expression. There’s literally nothing he does to make life better for anyone besides the ultra-rich and those profiting financially and politically off racial-scapegoating.

— Jared Yates Sexton (@JYSexton) March 3, 2019

Yes, the trend ignited locally with the Tea Party movement, who were against everything and for nothing, offering vague platitudes about being on "the taxpayers' side." It got them elected but even years later they still offer zero substance. Ugh.

— Orange Owl (@orangeowl18) March 3, 2019

I had a conversation last night with counsel of a Fortune 500 company who said that business partners in China told him explicitly that they would not collaborate until Trump was removed from office.

— Dr. Derp (@DizzelW) March 3, 2019

Trump Doesn’t Care about What Happened to Children Separated from Their Parents

The Trump administration is not disputing that they may have separated thousands more children than reported. They’re arguing it would take too long to figure it out.

Here's a reality check:

— ACLU (@ACLU) February 26, 2019


Rep. Jerry Nadler: "When a stranger rips a child from a parent's arms without any plan to reunify them, it is called kidnapping. This Administration is responsible for the harm suffered by thousands of children & their parents, and it must be held accountable."

— The Hill (@thehill) February 26, 2019


#BREAKING: House Dems vote to subpoena Trump over family separations at border

— The Hill (@thehill) February 26, 2019


Inspired by Trump

The New York Times reporting is false. They are a true ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 20, 2019

A US Coast Guard lieutenant who is a self-professed white nationalist and a Trump supporter has been arrested for plotting a domestic terrorist attack against prominent Democrats and journalists. The even scarier part is that just like the MAGA bomber he was emboldened by Trump.

— Ryan Knight 🇺🇸 (@ProudResister) February 21, 2019

Horror of Immigrant Family Separations

"Do you know what kind of damage has been done to children & families across this country? Children who will never get to see their parents again?"

WATCH: Rep. Pramila Jayapal questions acting AG Whitaker over the "horror" of immigrant family separations

— The Hill (@thehill) February 9, 2019


There will be a novel or a movie plot, a tragedy probably: A young US citizen will find out that she had been separated from illegal migrant parents in 2018. A NGO will offer DNA matching to children and parents. Adoptive parents will …
cc: @RepJayapal @StephenKing

— Goetz Kluge (@Bonnetmaker) February 9, 2019

Abu Rasasa – the Father of the Bullet

Evidence shows Saudi officials "planned and perpetrated" Khashoggi killing, UN investigator says

— The Hill (@thehill) February 7, 2019


JUST IN: Bipartisan group of senators reintroduce bill to punish Saudi officials for Khashoggi killing

— The Hill (@thehill) February 7, 2019


Breaking News: Saudi Arabia's crown prince privately threatened to use “a bullet” on Jamal Khashoggi a year before his death, according to intelligence reports

— The New York Times (@nytimes) February 7, 2019


“Impact of These Actions
on Vulnerable Children”

As far as I understand, Pence subscribes to Christian values. And Trump promotes bible literacy. But as for what they knowingly tolerate, both are evil nevertheless.

There are real solutions to finding the parents. The WH does not care and are not interested in resolving the problem which they created. Are they to incarcerate these children forever? What are they doing with them? What is their plan?

— KMBHOL (@Kboyk) February 2, 2019


  • Separated Children Placed in Office of Refugee Resettlement Care (U.S. Department of Health and Human Service, Office of Inspector General, 2019-01-17)

    Why OIG Did This Review
            In the spring of 2018, the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) implemented a “zero-tolerance policy” for certain immigration offenses. As a result, DHS separated large numbers of alien families, with adults being held in Federal detention while their children were transferred to the care of the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
            On June 26, 2018, in a class action lawsuit, Ms. L v. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), a Federal District Courtordered the Federal Government to identify and reunify separated families who met certain criteria.
            Given the potential impact of these actions on vulnerable children and ORR operations, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) conducted this review to determine the number and status of separated children (i.e., children separated from their parent or legal guardian by DHS) who have entered ORR care, including but not limited to the subset of separated children covered by Ms. L v. ICE. In a separate review, OIG is examining challenges that ORR-funded facilities have faced in reunifying separated children. On the basis of those findings, OIG plans to recommend solutions to improve ORR program operations.

  • Family Separation May Have Hit Thousands More Migrant Children Than Reported (New York Times, 2019-01-17)

    “This report confirms what we suspected: This cruel family separation practice was way bigger than the administration let on,” said Lee Gelernt, who challenged the policy in court on behalf of the American Civil Liberties Union. “We will be back in court and ask the judge to order the government to explain these numbers,” he said.

  • Family Separation by the Numbers (ACLU, 2018-10-23)

    ※ How long have they been separated from their parents?
    For the children still in ORR care awaiting reunification, the median length of detention so far is 154 days — more than five months. Some have been in detention as long as a year. For example, one four-year-old child, “Luna,” was separated from her father for nearly 10 months before they were reunified in Guatemala on Sept. 28. This figure excludes separations where the child and the parent have decided to waive their right to reunification.
    ※ What was their age and gender?
    Of the initial pool of 2,654 separated children, the majority was male (64.5 percent). 1,033 of them were under the age of ten when they were detained, including 103 under five. The data furnished by the government shows a sharp drop off in the number of separated children between five and four years old.


The president and his Christian vice president need to study some Christian values. How could they have tolerated that almost 3000 children had been seperated from their parents ( without the documentation required for reuniting them?

— Goetz Kluge (@Bonnetmaker) February 3, 2019

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