Conspiracy In The U.S. Election & Trump's Presidency

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  1. kamalktk

    kamalktk Justified & Ancient

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    By joining Trumps legal team he probably thinks he gets attorney client privilege or something for his announcing on TV in an interview that FBI New York agents had told him about the email investigation days before the FBI themselves announced it. Revealing an FBI investigation is a felony, btw.
     
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    Thank you. It's beyond question, well, as being an observable effect, isn't it?

    Exactly (well, pretty much).

    Yes, more so than I've ever seen in any broadcast content, in my life.

    If you're certain of this, then thank-you, very much.

    I was very-unconvinced, because of the massive difference between what we see, and what we hear (just when in close frame). Even when I was looking for gesture match lead/lag, or pauses/plosives in the facials, I just wasn't getting a fit, at all (forwards or back)...but I accept that may be because I'm just not studying any given part of the segment long enough.

    Yes, it's meant to be (and billed as such), but the meaning of 'live' nowadays can have multiple meanings. To me, the main element with Comey looked recorded and replayed (whether with inline edits or 'true post' post-production applied). The video luma dynamic range was equalised/compressed such that it appeared non-live.

    However, the whole to-camera anchor/studio set 'Scaramucci wrapper' was odd, in every respect.

    When watched as a UK live broadcast (please note my careful caveat, as I'm not certain it was live capture) the dynamic range (both in terms of luminance and video resolution) was at times consistent with a true live studio image (presumably it was above Times Square, or depicted as such?). But at other parts of that sequence it certainly did not appear conventionally live.

    I'm familiar with the overall effects that occur when adaptive bandwidth/bit-rate optimisation systems kick-in, and it might've been partly down to this (digital video systems under pressure can create weird effects). I'll also concede that remote inline production suites can generate bizarre unwanted outputs (especially if uplinked as raw feeds). But this was way out there, in the annuls of televisual oddness.

    Ditto snap. I'm not deliberately analytical, it's just as intrinsic a sense for me as vision or hearing itself. I have always, instinctively, been able to perceive anomalies, and to remain (as far as possible) objective about what I see. It's an intrinsic part of what I am (and that's been demonstrably-proven to be correct, often, for many decades).
    Yes, so do I, but I can normally compensate, internally. Consciously note the flaw, and make a perceptual allowance.

    That was just not possible in this case- the odd differential between Scaramucci's mouth/movements, versus his narrative...it strikes me (in retrospect) that perhaps the offset in synchronisation itself was possibly also changing, during those shots? So it was varying between being off, and then even more off?
     
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    Thank you for taking the time to respond to my points like you did. The lip sync issue is most definitely noticeable straightaway, and really quite bizarre.

    I'd hesitate to say certain - as I said, I'm reasonably sure. Wouldn't swear on it though!
    Because the interviewee has a strong accent (New York I think), it makes some words easier to lip-read because of the strong way his mouth moves on the words. Plus the fact that because the audio comes before the visual, I'm able to know what I expect him to say.

    But where his mouth doesn't move as much (is more mumbling for want of a better word), it is harder. And that's the places where I can't be sure.


    Yes, agree. The main interview looks pre-recorded, whereas the bit with the presenter and 'sync-problem-guy' looked, to my reasonably untrained eyes, "live".


    :)


    Me and Mr Zebra have now watched it a second time, and I think you're right - although the audio seems to always be in front of the video in those close-up shots, there does seem to be a variance in how far in front it is. Which then adds to the weirdness and is possibly one reason why I'm struggling with some of my lip-reading.

    Oh, and something Mr Zebra pointed out, which I thought was interesting, "The two of them seems an excessively wide shot, like they're just setting up before the interview." :shifty:




    Finally, I'm struggling a bit with terminology :oops:, so would you mind clarifying the above please? In terms of the difference between 'live broadcast' vs. 'live capture'? - here's what I think it means, but please correct me if I'm misunderstanding:

    Live Broadcast - "hello, this is Zebra coming to you live from London, here is a video I shot earlier in the day" <plays video>

    Live Capture - "hello, this is Zebra, everything I'm doing on camera is happening right now as you see it"
     
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    Ermintruder Existential pixelfixer

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    That is exactly what I was meaning.

    (More comments on certain other Trump-related video footage later, once I get the chance)
     
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    Trump really lost it today and with a journalist who has interviewed him on numerous occasions. He also hurled abuse at a former assistant.

    While several former presidents were en route to attend the funeral service of former first lady Barbara Bush on Saturday morning, President Donald Trump was tweeting insults at reporters and heading to the golf course.

    Trump took to Twitter to bash the New York Times after the newspaper reported on Friday that his attorney Michael Cohen, whose office, hotel room, and home were recently raided as part of an investigation into his business dealings, might cooperate with federal prosecutors. The president referred to Times reporter Maggie Haberman, who recently won a Pulitzer for her reporting on the Trump team, as “a Crooked H flunkie who I don’t speak to,” though he has likely given more interviews to her than to any other journalist. He also described former aide Sam Nunberg, who told the Times that Cohen “holds leverage over Trump” now, as “a drunk/drugged up loser.” ...

    https://www.motherjones.com/politic...ing-by-attacking-a-times-reporter-on-twitter/
     
  6. Schrodinger's Zebra

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    Now I'm not the most knowledgeable when it comes to politics, but... would it be fair to say that no other president in the history of presidents has ever behaved like Trump does?

    I hear about the things he "twitters" (or whatever you call it, I don't use social media) and I find myself thinking he's the President of the United States... how can he be saying/doing this?"




    On a (tenuously) related note... when I was little I used to think the president of America starred in a TV advert.

    It was only as I got older that I realised he wasn't the same president I thought he was:


    [​IMG]
     
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  7. Mythopoeika

    Mythopoeika I am a meat popsicle

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    Victor Kiam would have made a much better president than Trump.
    I read his book 'Going for It!: How to Succeed As an Entrepreneur' - it was an interesting insight into the man.
     
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    One of a kind.
     
  9. Dr_Baltar

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    The closest I can recall would be Nixon, but most of that only came out after he'd resigned.
     
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    Of you take out the modern trappings Jackson was pretty nutty.
     
  11. Mythopoeika

    Mythopoeika I am a meat popsicle

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    Andrew or Michael?
     
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    Yes.
     
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    It's been sort of bizarre following both the news and Trump supporters. It seems the list of long terms Republicans becoming RINOs grows daily.
     
  14. kamalktk

    kamalktk Justified & Ancient

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    That's a heck of a lot of Russians falling off of balconies and high-up windows. They need to start booking them into ground-floor rooms for their own protection.

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    kamalktk Justified & Ancient

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    Trumps main lawyer in the Mueller investigation, Ty Cobb, has quit.

    Totally made up by me rumor is Cobb ran into Bolton in the halls and they got into an old fashioned “stache off” with the loser having to get out of town.
     
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    Trump doesn't just lose a lawyer, Cobb is going to be a witness for the prosecution.

    Yet another member of Donald Trump’s legal defense team in the Trump-Russia scandal has resigned, and this time the stakes are far higher – and more dire. Ty Cobb is known for looking like a cross between Wilford Brimley and a barkeeper from the Old West, but he was probably the least incompetent lawyer on Trump’s team. He resigned this morning, amid reports that Trump has hired impeachment lawyer Emmet Flood. But Cobb’s departure may not be what it seems, because Cobb is about to become Robert Mueller’s star witness.

    Donald Trump tried to save a buck by putting Ty Cobb on the White House payroll. But that means Cobb was never technically representing him, which in turn means there was never any attorney-client privilege between them. Cobb surely warned Trump that he would have to rat Trump out if he confessed to anything illegal. But with the way in which Trump tends to recklessly run his mouth, Cobb surely knows many of Trump’s dirty secrets by now. ...

    http://www.palmerreport.com/analysis/real-ty-cobb-quit/9857/

    And Don messes up with his new lawyer.

    At the same time Ty Cobb announced he was quitting Donald Trump’s legal team in the Russia scandal
    today, Trump announced the hire of new attorney Emmet Flood. This might have been a good move, considering that Flood is capable and widely respected, if not for the fact that Trump has already found a way to blow it. ...

    As it turns out, no. White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced today that Emmet Flood will also be on the White House payroll. This means that Flood will not really be Trump’s attorney, and that Trump and Flood will have no attorney-client privilege. In other words, Trump is setting himself up for the same nightmare that he already has with Cobb. ...

    http://www.palmerreport.com/analysis/backfired-emmet-flood-trump-already/9862/
     
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    Say, Ty Cobb, wasn't he supposed to be a famously racist pro-baseballer with a penchant for spitting tobacco juice at people?
     
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    That was a great film.
     
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    Oh what a tangled web we weave...



    Donald Trump repaid his lawyer for Stormy Daniels hush money, says Giuliani

    In Fox News interview, Giuliani says lawyer Michael Cohen was personally reimbursed for $130,000 used to silence porn actor.

    Donald Trump personally repaid his lawyer Michael Cohen the $130,000 hush money given to the adult-film star Stormy Daniels days before the 2016 presidential election to buy her silence over an alleged affair, Rudy Giuliani said on Wednesday night.


    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news...-paid-michael-cohen-stormy-daniels-hush-money
     
  21. kamalktk

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    'Stache Fight!

    Ty Cobb
    [​IMG]

    John Bolton
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  22. Mythopoeika

    Mythopoeika I am a meat popsicle

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    That Ty Cobb was nicknamed The Georgia Peach.
     
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    skinny Antediluvian

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    This reported story from page 7 of the thread seems very close to the plot of last year's film Last Flag Flying. The Dad doesn't want the military involved in his son's ceremonies after repatriation, so the IMC gets uncool and heavy on the Dad. Pitifully miscast film. Shame, it could've really turned a screw on the current administration... well, to the extent that a mundane hollywood prop has an impact on anything but the maintenance of the status quo.... so... I'm wrong. Phew, I'm debated out. Tough crowd (inside my noggin).

    Anyway, I thought the parallels were interesting. Anyone seen Last Flag Flying?
     
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    Maybe Trump should pay hush money to Giuliani.

    Giuliani said Trump, as president, doesn’t need to comply with a subpoena to appear before a grand jury in special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation.

    “We don’t have to,” Giuliani said when asked if Trump would comply. “He’s the president of the United States. We can assert the same privileges other presidents have.”

    Mueller reportedly warned Trump’s lawyers in March that he had the power to issue a subpoena if the White House refused his request to have a sit-down interview with the president as part of the federal investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election.

    Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), the ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, rejected that argument on CNN later Sunday.

    “He’s going to need to comply with a subpoena,” he told the network’s Jake Tapper. “If they take that case to court, they’re going to lose.” ...

    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/rudy-giuliani-george-stephanopoulos_us_5aef1140e4b0c4f19323a171
     
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    Let's all pile in and ask for hush money! Yay!
     
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    Trump's lawyers continue to have Trump related problems.

    WASHINGTON — President Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudolph W. Giuliani, abruptly resigned from his law firm, which then promptly undercut his recent statements defending the president.

    Mr. Giuliani had taken a leave of absence last month from the firm, Greenberg Traurig, to represent Mr. Trump. But the firm, one of the nation’s largest, said in a statement on Thursday that he no longer worked there.

    Firm partners had chafed over Mr. Giuliani’s public comments about payments that another of Mr. Trump’s lawyers, Michael D. Cohen, made to secure the silence of a pornographic film actress who said she had an affair with Mr. Trump. The president has denied her allegations.

    Mr. Giuliani suggested that such payments were common at his firm, even without the knowledge of the clients. “That was money that was paid by his lawyer, the way I would do, out of his law firm funds,” he said on Fox News. He added, “Michael would take care of things like this like I take care of this with my clients.”

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/10/...cid=newsltushpmgnews__TheMorningEmail__051118


    Michael Avenatti has a warning for Michael Cohen, the embattled personal attorney to President Donald Trump: There’s more.

    “We haven’t even scratched the surface with this email today and the information that we released earlier in the week,” Avenatti said on CNN on Thursday. “We’ve got emails, we’ve got text messages, we’ve got other financial information, and people better be very careful in the representations that they make.”

    Avenatti earlier this week released a trove of documents linking Cohen’s consulting firm to numerous payments, including $500,000 from a company tied to a Russian oligarch.

    Cohen used that same consulting firm to pay $130,000 to Avenatti’s client Stormy Daniels as part of a nondisclosure agreement just before the 2016 presidential election.

    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/michael-avenatti-michael-cohen_us_5af50185e4b032b10bf90a16?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=__TheMorningEmail__051118&utm_content=__TheMorningEmail__051118 CID_6f25c41d5f6ac91595d5283304050a1c&utm_source=Email marketing software&utm_term=more emails and text messages&ncid=newsltushpmgnews__TheMorningEmail__051118
     
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    I hope Giuliani is sent out to explain this!

    Trump Orders Help For Chinese Phone-Maker After China Approves Money For Trump Project
    Trump will profit from Indonesian resort project that will get $500 million in Chinese loans in a deal sealed days before before his tweet ordering help for ZTE.
    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-china-zte_us_5af9f701e4b0200bcab7fa66?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=__TheMorningEmail__051518&utm_content=__TheMorningEmail__051518 CID_5e8dd739f90e1b7b5c25cb8cecd38a44&utm_source=Email marketing software&utm_term=HuffPost&ncid=newsltushpmgnews__TheMorningEmail__051518
     
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    That’s the same ZTE the US banned companies from dealing with and that the US military banned the sale of their phones btw.
     
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    mysteriously missing records on what appear to be millions more paid to Cohen.

    https://www.newyorker.com/news/news...-the-leak-of-michael-cohens-financial-records
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    The report also refers to two previous suspicious-activity reports, or sars, that the bank had filed, which documented even larger flows of questionable money into Cohen’s account. Those two reports detail more than three million dollars in additional transactions—triple the amount in the report released last week. Which individuals or corporations were involved remains a mystery. But, according to the official who leaked the report, these sars were absent from the database maintained by the Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, or fincen. The official, who has spent a career in law enforcement, told me, “I have never seen something pulled off the system. . . . That system is a safeguard for the bank. It’s a stockpile of information. When something’s not there that should be, I immediately became concerned.” The official added, “That’s why I came forward.”
     
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