Somebody in a high place must’ve lost a ton of money when shares of the cryptocurrency Bitcoin dropped below $8,000 yesterday. Probably some rich privileged sucker who’s upset he took a bloodbath and decided to use his clout and connections to get an investigation going into something because he did a dumb thing and invested in something he didn’t understand and lost a sh*tload of money as a result. Nah, just kidding. That guy wasn’t really all that much of a sucker. Not anymore than most of us are anyway. Just a person looking for a quick come-up, just like most of us are.  I admit, like anyone else, I too tried to jump on the Bitcoin train hoping to make a few quick bucks. With no knowledge of what Bitcoin does, where Bitcoin headquarters is located, how much volume Bitcoin has on a particular day, what some factors are that makes the stock price rise or drop so sharply, or even the slightest idea of what the f*uck Bitcoin is, I invested the hefty sum of $5 usd in the cryptocurrency on Tuesday. I honestly just wanted to see what would happen. I got in at somewhere around $8300/per share. I checked on the stock a few hours later to see what was poppin’, and shares of Bitcoin were trading below $8000. a $300 + decrease in just a few hours time. I took my four dollars and some change that I had left and happily walked away knowing I could say I had officially traded some Bitcoin, like all of the cool kids. Unlike the cool kids, I didn’t loose a big percentage of my total portfolio investing in that shit. Something like Bitcoin is much too volatile of a thing for a broke person like myself to seriously invest in. I lost pennies in a few hours, but for those who are heavily invested in Bitcoin, that quick drop could have been worth a few thousand, a few hundred thousand, or even a few millions! I assumed the price of Bitcoin dropping so much in such a short period of time was normal protocol for the cryptocurrency, but according to a new criminal probe just opened by the DOJ my thinking may have been wrong.




Bloomberg (@business) reports, the Justice Department has opened up a criminal probe into whether traders were manipulating the price of Bitcoin and other digital currencies, dramatically ratcheting up U.S. scrutiny of red-hot markets that critics say are rife with misconduct, according to people familiar with the matter.




The investigation is focused on illegal practices that can influence prices such as spoofing, or flooding the market with fake orders to trick other traders into buying or selling, the people who asked not to be identified because the matter is open, ongoing, and private said. Federal prosecutors are working with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, a financial regulator that oversees derivatives tied to Bitcoin, the people said.




At the time of writing this, Bitcoin has rebounded a little from where it was this morning when the stock was trading at barely above $7000. Bitcoin has rebounded to 7,534.37/share as of 8:44 pm Thursday night. Even as I just typed this it continues to quickly fall. It’s now at $7,528.62 and dropping.



Who would’ve ever thought that spinning the Country into panic over a one-sided memo, charging the Country’s top Law Enforcement agencies with corruption and conspiracy could have a negative effect on the stock market? Probably everyone!




USA Today (@USATODAY) reports, the Dow fell more than 400 points Friday. Stocks took a huge tumble around noon right after Republicans released a controversial memo alleging that the FBI and Department Of Justice abused their surveillance authority to target the 2016 presidential campaign.




Around noon, the Dow Jones Industrial average was down by nearly 427 points before pairing back its losses a bit. At 12:15 the Dow was down 360 points, or 1.4%, and back below 26,000.


By: Kareem Rahman



I know some people will probably be mad when I say this, or refuse to want to hear this, and to be completely honest, this is just my opinion, with zero facts to back it up, but I honestly believe that this Camp David Weekend with the president, the president’s men, and select members of the GOP, is the beginning of the end of the Robert Mueller led Trump-Russia investigation.




Before you jump to conclusions let me say this : I DO NOT SAY THAT THIS IS THE BEGINNING OF THE END BECAUSE I BELIEVE DONALD TRUMP IS NOT GUILTY OF SELLING THE COUNTRY TO RUSSIA! All evidence says otherwise. It would be hard to find a member of the Trump Administration who did not have back-alley meetings or interactions with Russian crime figures or Russian Putin implants. In my personal opinion, Donald Trump, and at least 75% of the GOP are guilty as f*uck! Guilty of directly or indirectly conspiring with Russia to rig a presidential election and/or undermine the democracy of The United States. I’m no lawyer, political analyst, or scholar…..hell, I didn’t even graduate high school, but it’s clear as day that the Trump Administration is hiding something, and it’s also clear as day that the majority of the GOP, Fox News, and other right-leaning outlets are helping them cover it up.




The reason that Trump is going to get away with this, is because the people in power in this great Country of ours are pussies! Democrats and Republicans alike. The one difference is that Republicans are corrupt pussies! If you would’ve ever told me that one of the stupidest men in the Country could dismantle whole institutions that have been in place for centuries, before 2016, I would’ve said you were crazy. THE FBI? The institution whose name instills fear in the hearts of those who come in their cross-hairs? Five years ago, hell, two years ago, you would’ve had a hard time telling me that someone could beat, accuse of corruption, and ultimately dismantle this organization that has a long history of leading the way in law enforcement in this Country. But that’s just what has happened. Donald Trump has managed put his cronies in positions of power that guarantees him protection. Which is the reason Jeff Session was placed in his position as U.S. Attorney General. It was not because Donald Trump thought Jeff Sessions was going to be good at doing the job of Attorney General, it was because Donald Trump assumed that Jeff Sessions would do a good job of protecting him from prosecution by the FBI or any other government law enforcement agency. When Jeff Sessions recused himself from the Russia investigation (as he was supposed to do, due to his involvement in the Trump campaign during the presidential election, which the investigation was about), he marked himself. Even though Trump’s decision to fire James Comey was the thing that led to a special counsel being appointed in the first place, Trump felt that it was Session’s job to oversee the investigation and protect him……even if that was against the law. In Trump’s eyes, the fact that there even is a special counsel is all Jeff Sessions fault. The only thing that stopped Trump from firing Sessions earlier was probably a few of Sessions’ Republican friends claiming that they would be outraged if Trump fired Sessions and that there would be consequences for those actions. Fast forward to this Republican “Weekend At Camp Davids’.” Every Republican has seemed to change their tune. The rallying cry is now “Jeff Sessions must go!” Ask yourself….. why? I think it’s the same two reasons why Trump is in office now. #1 Republicans are corrupt pussies. #2 Corrupt pussies do corrupt things. Corrupt things that Donald Trump is likely framing them with evidence of.




With Sessions supposedly recusing himself from the investigation, the only thing standing between Trump and ending the Mueller-Russia investigation is Rod Rosenstein. Rosenstein is the man charged with overseeing Mueller’s investigation. That means that if special counsel needs money for overtime or anything investigation related, it needs to get cleared by Rosenstein. If special counsel needs permission to bring charges or get a grand jury, chances are that it has to go through Rosenstein first. What do you think would happen if Sessions were fired and Rosenstein were replaced by……I don’t know, someone a little more Trump-cronie-ish? You don’t know? I don’t either, but I’m guessing that this would be the end of funding for the special counsel investigation, and I’m also guessing that this would be an end to permission given for grand juries or to charge anyone under the protection of the president with crimes. Without the ability to do this, that will pretty much put an end to Robert Mueller’s Trump-Russia investigation without even needing to fire him.




One of the stupidest men in America has manged to infiltrate, destroy, and replace two longstanding institutions with an Army of crooks under his control. The FBI & the GOP. Lady Liberty must be so proud to see that our Country has been transformed into a playground for rich crooks. Honestly, I can’t help but to wonder if our Country has ever been anything other than that. It just took a crook/ professional grifter like Donald Trump to bring it to light. There is a silver lining in this grey cloud though. Ending Mueller’s investigation won’t stop people from knowing what they already know. Even if the investigation is ended, what’s stopping those who worked on the investigation from leaking what they have already uncovered during the course of their investigation to the press? They could easily leak the names of the Republican members who partook in the hijacking of the Country, and released what part they played to the press. Granted, no one will likely go to prison behind this, but it will give people even more incentive than they already have to vote Democrat in the 2018 special elections. If Democrats get control of the House and Senate in 2018….who knows……maybe they will finally grow a spine when they have the power to impeach this criminal. It’s a small hope, but a small hope is better than no hope at all ain’t it?


The “go to” claim of every Trump supporter when things have started to look bleak for the administration, has been Hilary-Uranium, or Hilary-emails. After long investigations, both have turned out to be little more than conspiracy theories, just like the idea that Hilary Clinton was holding children hostage in the basement of a pizza shop in D.C A.K.A “Pizzagate.” It has been Trump supporters only solace in an administration that has done absolutely nothing for its supporters. Somehow, they’ve twisted their thinking into believing “if we can somehow get something on Hilary, Trump will be vindicated of these Russian collusion claims.” Don’t know exactly how this train of thought works logically, being as though one has absolutely nothing to do with the other, but here we are.




NBC News (@NBCNews) reports, on the orders of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Justice Department prosecutors have begun asking FBI agents to explain the evidence they found in a now dormant criminal investigation into a controversial uranium deal that critics have linked to Bill and Hilary Clinton.




The interviews with FBI agents are part of the Justice Departments’ effort to fulfill a promise an assistant attorney general made to Congress last month to examine whether a special counsel was warranted to look into what has become known as the Uranium One deal, a senior justice department official said.




Just as a refresher, here is a clip of a believer’s version of what the Uranium One deal entailed, and MSNBC’s Joy Anne Reid expertly debunking the theory.



Video courtesy: MSNBC