Monday, July 10, 2017

Fousesquawk and the Russian Connection

NY Times Scoop

Dateline Washington-   The New York Times has learned from an anonymous source that Trump surrogate, Fousesquawk, who writes a blog sympathetic to the President and admittedly voted for him in 2016, traveled to Moscow in 1997 where he ostensibly participated in a DEA training seminar for Russian narcotics police. The "training" was conducted at a secret facility known as the Russian National Police Academy, located near the Domodevovo Airport outside Moscow. Many of the officers participating in the program were from the Russian Federal Security Service, the successor agency to the dreaded KGB.

What is curious about the trip is that Fousesquawk had retired from DEA in 1995. A spokesman for the agency informed the Times that Fousesquawk was hired as a "consultant" to go on the Moscow trip.

The Times anonymous source also reported that while in Moscow, Fousesquawk socialized with the Russian agents after class hours, eating meals  and consuming large amounts of vodka with them. On one occasion, the Russian hosts accompanied Fousesquawk and other DEA trainers to Red Square. Even though the cemetery behind the Lenin Mausoleum was closed to the public, a Russian agent was able to arrange for Fousesquawk and his entourage to tour the graves of famous Russian leaders such as Stalin, Andropov, Brezhnev, Chernenko, and others. In exchange for this special favor, the guard on post was given a DEA patch by one of the DEA agents.

The source also reported that upon the close of the training school, Fousesquawk and the other DEA agents were given certificates in Russian honoring them as having served the Russian military in the Russian-Afghanistan war. The certificates were reportedly given as a joke.

When reached by telephone for comment, Fousesquawk stated, "Yes. It's all true," and hung up.

Senator Chuck Shumer (D-NY) told the Times that he will seek to have Fousesquawk appear before Congress under oath. "It's called connecting the dots," Shumer said. "Here we have an admitted Trump supporter who voted for him and does his bidding in a right-wing blog. It can't be a coincidence. It looks to me like confirmation that Trump's team colluded with the Russians to steal the election from Hillary Clinton."

Representative Maxine Waters (D-CA), when asked by the Times for her reaction, stated, "This is a bunch of scumbags. Stay woke."


Miggie said...

Anonymous leak: Fouse has been surreptitiously meeting in a bar with two to three former high ranking military officers. One of these is connected with local law enforcement. Another has a friend whose wife was formerly employed by the CIA ! Jus sayin.

Gary Fouse said...

I will have to refer you to my attorney for any comment.

Siarlys Jenkins said...

What I can't discern, given Gary's penchant for satirical humor, is whether he actually did go to Moscow after retiring, and is exploring how innocuous details could be blown up, or, whether he made the whole thing up. If its true though, in 1997 the trip would have been made on Bill Clinton's watch, and its possible that Hillary Clinton used her well-known influence in the administration to have Fouse included even though he was already retired. Hillary, like Nancy Reagan, spent eight years sleeping with the president of the United States -- since it is rumored he conducted his dalliances with an intern during the afternoon.

Fouse's integrity has fallen a long way if he actually is a committed Trump supporter. Its less than a year since he was writing that the imbecility and incompetence of Donald Trump was going to stick us with Hillary Clinton as president, when almost any other Republican could have beat her. The outcome was unexpected, but the imbecility and incompetence is still very much on display.

Gary Fouse said...

Every word is true (except for collusion in the election). I did go to Moscow in 1997. In fact, the Secret Service was doing an advance trip for a visit to the same hotel the next week by Al Gore. The agent told us in the elevator one day that if we had been armed she would have to have us moved to a different floor.

A committed Trump supporter I am not, but I voted for him and I want him to succeed.

Siarlys Jenkins said...

You want him to succeed... at what?

If you're riding on a ship, you want the man at the helm to know what he's doing. But when he's been running in circles in the Sargasso Sea for half a year, one begins to worry.

Gary Fouse said...

Is it Trump's fault that the Congress can't pass a sensible health care plan to replace Obamacare? They had 7 years to devise a better plan to replace it while they were trying to repeal it. To me this Republican Congress is a joke.