Colonel Vindman – The Patriot

Lt. Colonel Vindman is getting death threats. I saw this coming. Our nation is divided in twain. The Court Pastors have turned the Republican party into Faith-based politics, where truth is thrown out the window. This can get worse. Much worse!

John Presco

Even before raising his hand to take the oath on Tuesday, Colonel Vindman had come under particularly sharp fire. Mr. Trump’s allies on Fox News and elsewhere have questioned his patriotism by noting that he was born in Ukraine, a critique the naturalized citizen rebutted by showing up Tuesday in his Army dress uniform with Combat Infantry Badge and a Purple Heart from his service in Iraq.

Colonel Vindman opened his testimony by deploring smears on government officials who have been subpoenaed to testify in the inquiry. “The vile character attacks on these distinguished and honorable public servants is reprehensible,” he said.

Amid the threats, the Army has been assessing potential security threats to Colonel Vindman and his brother Yevgeny, who also works at the National Security Council. There have also been discussions about moving the Vindmans and their families onto a military base for their protection, according to a person with knowledge of the discussions.

Irene Victoria Easton Christensen – Helen of Troy


The European Union is acting as a World Police Force in warning Iran about the seizure of a ship. My old muse, married well. Irene is more that a female James Bond. She is the embodiment of Britania.

The portrait I did of Rena is a ‘Historic Portrait’.  Not even Rena can take this truth from me. She was my, and my late sister’s muse. She is redeeming. She is redeemed by her choice of a husband, who made history.

John Presco

Rena as Britania and American Eagle

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Rena’s late husband was Former Head of the British Defence Staff which was founded by Winston Churchill to insure these two allies would forever be on the same side. It appears Theresa May is responding to the pledge of unity in meeting with Don Juan Trumpster.

In 1970 I asked Rena to marry me, but, she was too young. Consider our beautiful children and their contributions to the Creative Irish Rosamond Line. I was poor and homeless when we met. We camped for fifty days in the beautiful wilderness of America. I knew nothing about my Patriotic roots, and Captain Samuel Rosamond.

I was once the low-life scum, the perfect example of an abusive male. I was not worthy to be in her company, least the same city. She went to live on the Isle of Wight with her rich, and elderly hero of the Empire, leaving me standing alone on Freedom Shores.

What great tales of old, what lines of beautiful poetry, can bring you home, and restore, the liberty we once owned atop Rose Mountain, above the fog, the clouds – the wings of muses soar! My beautiful American Dream.

Jon Presco

Admiral, K.C.B., D.S.C. Former Head of the British Defence Staff. He was Commandant of the Royal College of Defence Studies in 1976, a UK senior serving military officer between 1972 and 2001. For the 2nd Louis Vuitton Cup, which was held in Fremantle, Australia in 1987, he paid an entry fee deposit of $16.000 for Royal Thames Yacht Club’s White Crusader I and White Crusader II, representing United Kingdom.

In 1922 a cabinet committee under Winston Churchill, then Secretary of State for the Colonies, recommended the formation of the College.[1] The college was founded in 1927 as the Imperial Defence College and was located at 9 Buckingham Gate until 1939.[1] Its objective at that time was the defence of the Empire.[1] In 1946, following the end of World War II, the college reopened at Seaford House, Belgrave Square and members of the United States forces started attending courses.[1] It was renamed the Royal College of Defence Studies in 1970 and in 2007 the Queen and Prince Philip visited the college.[1]

The British Defence Staff – US, which was previously known as British Defence Staff (Washington),[1] is the home of the Ministry of Defence (United Kingdom) in the United States of America and its purpose is to serve the interests of Her Majesty’s Government in the USA. The British Defence Staff – US is led by the Defence Attaché and has responsibility for military and civilian MOD personnel located both within the Embassy and in 34 states across the USA.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn asked if May would discuss the issue of misogyny with Trump and raise the concerns of 100,000 people who marched over the weekend in an anti-Trump pro-women’s rights demonstration in London. May responded that she was not afraid to “speak frankly” with the President, though she did not confirm she would bring up the issue of women’s rights with him.

In 1922 a cabinet committee under Winston Churchill, then Secretary of State for the Colonies, recommended the formation of the College.[1] The college was founded in 1927 as the Imperial Defence College and was located at 9 Buckingham Gate until 1939.[1] Its objective at that time was the defence of the Empire.[1] In 1946, following the end of World War II, the college reopened at Seaford House, Belgrave Square and members of the United States forces started attending courses.[1] It was renamed the Royal College of Defence Studies in 1970 and in 2007 the Queen and Prince Philip visited the college.[1]

Rena Easton as Irene Westhaven

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Yesterday I realized Rena lied to me when she said she was not interested in becoming a model like her three older sisters after she saw what this profession had done to them. One of them was the mistress of Robert Vesco who prepared Donald Trump’s way.

In 1970, Rena left Grand Island Nebraska with her twenty-six year old lover. She was seventeen. They got out of the car at Venice Beach where Rena paraded around in a bikini that I and my good friend beheld her in on Pismo Beach. This friend kidnapped her, drove three hundred yards down the beach until he turned around. Rena had demanded he go back and get me. Consider Paris and Helen of Troy. He had to have her after beholding her beauty at the Beauty Contest he judged. All hell breaks lose. Casandra freaks out.

“There is the face that launched a thousand ships!

Rena and her lover did not get out of the car on Nob Hill,so folks can see her beautiful face. She told me one of her sisters was going to be on the cover of a magazine – wearing a bikini. What fourteen year old would not want to be a top model like her older sisters? I think it was the sisters, and Rena’s grandmother – whom she lived with – who discouraged her.

No sooner on Venice Beach, knocking them dead, then Lover-Boy calls the muscle guys working out “FAGS!” Six of them chased this Nebraskan down the boardwalk, catch him, and put him in the hospital. That evening Rena and I meet. Her ride on the Faggot Wagon had come to an end. All this way, and no further. She did not have clue where he went. She had waited by the Venice Pier for fourteen hours, until I cam along at 3:00 A.M. I was the Last Man Standing, who looked down on the crashing waves, and asked;

“Where are you?”

How could she betray a beautiful poet?

Rena married Admiral Sir Ian Easton who entered ‘White Crusader’ in America’s Cup. That is the White Crusader racing America’s entry in the photo above. Did Rena marry the real James Bond?

My Muse and I went swimming at Monte Rio Beach about ten times. She would not allow me in the water with her because she put on a show, a beauty contest, that blew the competition out of the water. I title her a Kraken.

Before she sent me her long letter she wrote on Christmas, I found her house she lives in pictured above. She informed me she was with her second husband living on a hill overlooking his cattle ranch. They were divorced. She lied.

I have depicted Rena as the American Eagle. Look at her eyes! To see Miss U.S.A swoop on stage as this eagle, blew my mind. She was going for the Redneck Tea Party vote. I think Rena wanted to slip me in her back pocket with the other Trophy-Lovers she collected. Then she read her seventeen year old self – was still the star of my show! At sixty-one, she got very possessive. What a trip! With Thomas Hart Benton’s collaboration with John Steinbeck, we are looking at Great California Love Story.

When we went to get her things at this pad on the beach, one of the dudes who lived there, was on acid. He made whistling sounds, held out his finger and said;

“Come pretty bird! Come sit on my finger!”

I saved my muse whom I had asked to come into my life.

Jon Presco

Copyright 2015

“Don Roscoe and Humphrey Bogart had many things in common, the foremost being, they owned yachts that were far superior to Jack London’s wreck ‘The Snark’. On the San Francisco Bay, one could see Don’s yacht ‘Bohemian Roe’ racing Bogies Boat ‘Santana’ past Alcatraz Island. Every other boat owner looked on in awe. From the Berkeley Hills you could make out this incredible sight that American Intellectuals titled ‘The Zenith of Western Culture’. This infuriated the Swells in Los Angeles, and other Hollywood Stars who were befuddled. The Kennedy family took note, and shrugged their shoulders.”

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Rena had graduated from high school, and was looking to go on adventure. Her grandmother did not have the money to send her to Europe, so she set out on a Road Trip with her boyfriend.

After I rescued Andromeda from the Sea Monster, I took her North, into the California Redwoods. I showed Rena the Giant Sequoia on our way to the Russian River. Having an alcoholic father, I don’t think Rena was ever sent away to Camp. In desperate need of a place to swim I took my beautiful muse to the beach at Monte Rio. Eureka, she had found it, her perfect Summer Vacation spot. Here this straight A student could take a well deserved time-out before attending the University of Nebraska.

Easton joined the Royal Navy in 1931 and qualified as a pilot at the start of World War II in which he saw active service on aircraft carriers.[1] On 4 January 1941, flying a Fairey Fulmar of 803 Squadron from HMS Formidable during a raid on Dakar he force landed, with his aircrewman Naval Airman James Burkey and was taken prisoner and held by the Vichy French at a camp near Timbuktu until released in November 1942.[2] He was appointed Assistant Director of the Tactical and Weapons Policy Division at the Admiralty in 1960 and was seconded to the Royal Australian Navy as Captain of HMAS Watson in 1962.[1] He went on to be Naval Assistant to the Naval Member of the Templer Committee on Rationalisation of Air Power in 1965, Director of Naval Tactical and Weapons Policy Division at the Admiralty in 1966 and Captain of the aircraft carrier HMS Triumph in 1968.[1] After that he was made Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Policy) in 1969, Flag Officer for the Admiralty Interview Board in 1971 and Head of British Defence Staff and Senior Defence Attaché in Washington, D.C. in 1973.[1] He last posting was as Commandant of the Royal College of Defence Studies in 1976: he commissioned armourial bearings for the College which were presented during a visit by the Queen in November 1977.[3] He retired in 1978.[1]

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Among the charges that emerged during the 1970s, the SEC accused Vesco of embezzling $220 million from four different IOS funds. During 1973, Vesco fled to Costa Rica. Shortly before his departure, hoping to end the SEC investigation into his activities, Vesco routed substantial contributions to Richard Nixon through Nixon’s nephew Donald A. Nixon.

Vesco was also investigated for a secret $200,000 contribution made to the 1972 campaign to re-elect Nixon. As counsel to International Controls Corporation, New Jersey lawyer Harry L. Sears delivered the contribution to Maurice Stans, finance chairman for the Committee to Re-elect the President. Vesco had wanted Attorney General John N. Mitchell to intercede on his behalf with SEC chairman William J. Casey. While Vesco fled the country, Stans, Mitchell, and Sears were indicted for obstruction of justice, though charges against all three were dismissed.[9]

FREMANTLE, Australia — New Zealand syndicate officials, no strangers to boat construction controversy, threatened Friday to protest Britain’s use of a new keel cast in Australia.

The officials charge the keel for Britain’s White Crusader was cast in Perth despite a stipulation that boats challenging for the America’s Cup must be designed and built in the country of the challenging club.

White Crusader Syndicate Director Ian Easton admitted the keel was cast in Australia but said a replacement of the original keel was considered a modification and allowed. Easton refused to say if the new keel has been used yet on White Crusader.

Easton said the cost of molding a complete new keel in the country of origin plus flying it to Australia would be prohibitive and ‘greatly favor the defenders over the challengers.’

‘The rules are very clear, like black and white,’ said KZ7 Syndicate Chairman Michael Fay. ‘I don’t believe the British would be sailing with a keel that isn’t legal. I don’t think they would jeopardize the points earned so far.’

FREMANTLE, Australia — Body searches of America’s Cup crews may be necessary if race officials suspect the use of pocket-size devices providing up-to-the-minute weather information, an official with Great Britain’s White Crusader Challenge said Friday.

Ian Easton, a director of the syndicate, said he believed at least one challenging team was using the illegal visual pager system. If true, that would violate the rule disallowing transmission of any weather reports to a competing yacht after the 10-minute warning gun is fired.

“If the race committee instituted a search of a boat before the start of a race, it should look at asking crewmen to empty their pockets,” Easton said.

“These devices are quite small and can be easily hidden–or thrown overboard for that matter.”

Easton said he is not prepared to name the syndicate he suspects.

“There is some evidence, but not enough” to go to race officials, he said. “It would be awful if the Cup was won by a crew using these devices.”

From the Royal Thames Yacht Club, White Crusader was designed by Ian Howlett and was a traditional 12 metre design evolved from the DeSavery Lionhart ’83 boat of the previous Americas Cup event. However, White Crusader II was a radical design and designed by David Hollam. This second boat was used as a trial horse against White Crusader, but the team eventually decided to use the more conventional designed boat. Tank testing was carried out at Southampton University and HMS Haslar. The deadline for acceptance of challenges was 1 April 1986 and Admiral Sir Ian Easton wrote his own personal cheque for $16,000 as an entry fee deposit. Harold Cudmore acted as skipper-tactician and starting helmsman who then handed over the helm to Chris Law for the remainder of each races. Both boats were originally named simply Crusader One and Two but the “White” part of their names were added when millionaire Graham Walker (Of White Horse whiskey fame) gave heavy sponsorship to the British challengers at the last minute before the event started so the “White” was added to their names.

To my chagrin, after beholding her in her bikini, she would not let me in the water with her, for in the water this Danish…

devoured two men who were putting the make on her while she was swimming. When we left the Monte Rio beach I noticed a empty towel and a portable radio playing “She was a gypsy woman.”

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Presco Family History

Early this morning I went to and found two messages from my cousins. I was thanked for my amazing study of our DNA material. Studying one Family Tree is the biggest hobby in the world. Studying my natal family is a journey into Hades. I suspect I am the only one left in my natal family. I suspect Mark Presco wanted his pending death kept a secret, lest I, the designated ‘Family Scapegoat and Parasite’ go after his million dollars. This idea has entertained my brother since I was born! We are a year apart. Mark abandoned us when he was sixteen. Victor Presco left his family when I was eleven, and was not allowed any visitation rights. He never paid child support. He told aunt Lillian I was not his child, but the son of a man Rosemary lay down with, and cheated on Mr. Germany Loyalty Man. Things were going badly for Victor. It looked like he was a Born Failure. Being a authentic neo-Nazi, he needed a scapegoat.

Vic Presco put Mark and I to work when we were eight and seven. We drove around in his old Plymouth looking for bald tires. He is raging at me. I kept missing tire with little thread. When we spotted one, Vic took down the license plate number of the car, and had his best, Skip Sutter, of the Oakland Police number run the plates and get an address. Vic would mail out these cards. He thought he was a genius for coming up with this angle on success. Of course when men who served their country got a card, they felt spied upon.

“How in the fuck did he get our name?”

Vic felt this Personal Touch would make him the top Goodrich Tire Man of the Year. There had to be someone who put the jinx on King Victor. I was sent to live with grandmother Mary Magdalene Rosamond. I was sent away from the Victorian house of Stuttmeister. Mary enrolled me in the second grade. It looked like I was going to be in L.A. for awhile.

When I came home, Rosemary told me her husband went on a Work Strike, and, all four Presco Children were sent away to live with relatives. This was a lie. Mark was sent to grandma Melba’s for a week, but came home. Vic wanted to see how his life and luck would be changed, if he just owned the girls.

Vicki knew the other man’s egg in Vic’s nest story, and how unfair it was that Daddy had to raise the Parasite as his own. Christine didn’t get the lowdown on the great Presco Family Secret – until after she was a world famous artist – who got all her talent from Vic, and his superior German Genetics. Vic told Mark the truth when we were young. This is why he made rejecting me – his artform! Here is Mark Presco on “Race” and “Women”

I have been ‘The Man of the Family’ since I was thirteen. But, because of the dysfunctional and criminal nature of my parents, and the mental illness of Mark, I could not be this. It was a threat to everyone’s identity, especially my own. Our children can not handle it – or any of our history. Below is a map showing my ethnicity. I will begin to delve into it, and tell our story.

I doubt Cian, Shannon, Heather, Drew, and Shamus read Christine’s biography. I know Shamus Dunson has read some of this blog, because he told me his was angry about the things I wrote about his mother, Vicki Presco – who he wasn’t going to tell me – was dead! Vicki and Mark were communicating. Then there is my daughter, Heather Hanson, who is un-borning me in her narcissistic way. Cian Presco disowned his father and took the surname of his step-father, O’Brian. Shamus asked what I wanted that his mother had owned, and I asked for the painting you see above. I never got it. I painted this when I was fifteen. It is the house on Midvale.

This is not a happy, healthy, or sane family that got rooted at 3106 13th. Avenue in Oakland California. Gertrude Stein lived right down the street. William Byer, Rudolph Stuttmeister, and his son William, built houses in Fruit Vale a city that became a part of Oakland. Oscar Presco and his son were contractors who lived in Marin and San Anslemo. Don Presco built a sailboat and raced in San Francisco Bay.

I give my cousins permission to use all our history. This is just the begging of this post that needs to be double-checked. There is more to come. I am going to post on next on Windsor Castle where two of my grandfathers lived. Prince Andrew is blowing up the Royal Windsors with his lies and criminal activity with Epstein. There is another Prince Andrew. He is more closely related to Tsar Nicholas. Princess Diana’s sons are kin to the Romanov Tsar that Putin and Natalia want to see the Monarchy restored around.

We are all raised up with the Wilson bloodline that is the green area. Holland is included, as well as is Toxandria. This suggests the Rosamonds descend fro the Rosemondt family of Holland whose progenitor came from Sweden, are Demark. Vic does not have an of these genes – that beat Nazi Germany. Mark has the United Kingdom, but his Broderick DNA overwhelmed him. I do not look like Vic and my siblings. I felt superior to all those Germans in our family – and they knew it! I walked on eggshells. I retreated into Art and Poetry where they could not follow. Rosemary said many times…

“Christine followed in your footsteps!”

I looked like Royal Rosamond, who Vic and his children, never met, in person.

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May Ellen Presco Passed away December 25th, 2006. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband and best friend Donald E. Presco. She is survived by her four children Donn Presco of Burney, Debbie (Russ) Nelson and Diane (Bill) Simkins all of Redding and Donna (Loyd) Wilbur of Vermont. She will be deeply missed by her four grandchildren, Brad Silvers, Jennifer Buchnoff and Erin Callanan and Colleen Callanan and one great granddaughter. Born in San Francisco on December 31, 1923 May grew up in Los Angeles and the Bay Area. While living in San Francisco, she met her future husband Don Presco. After they married they honeymooned on the sailboat which they built together and on which they enjoyed racing on SF Bay. They built their home in San Rafael where they raised their four children. May enjoyed golf and was a member of the Meadow Club and later Discovery Bay Country Club and Yacht Club. She also enjoyed her bridge club for many years. After the death of her husband, she moved to Redding to be close to her children.

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William Broderick married Alice Stuttmeister, the daughter of  William Stuttmeister and Augusta Janke, and lived on 13th. Avenue and 31st. St. in the large Victorian seen above. The Prescos moved there in 1953 and lived in the top half of this beautiful house. I am going to take you on a tour of the Oakland the four Presco children had come to dearly love. Leaving here was a tragedy we never recovered from. These is a light, a bubble around our neighborhoods.

William Oltman Stuttmeister, born 1862. He married Augusta Janke June 1888. Alice L. Stuttmeister, born October 13, 1868 in San Francisco, CA; died February 13, 1953 in Roseville Community Hospital in Oakland, CA.  She married William Broderick October 02, 1897. He was born Abt. 1871 in Ohio.

Children of Alice Stuttmeister and William Broderick are:

Frederick William Broderick. Melba Charlotte Broderick.

Melba married Victor Hugo Presco and born one child, Victor William Presco who married Rosemary Rosamond who born:

Mark Presco. John Presco. Christine Presco. Victoria Presco


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Boho Russian Punksterwear – The Impeachment Line

Crimea’s Chief Prosecutor Natalia Poklonskaya (C) carries an icon with a portrait of the last Russian tsar Nicholas II as she takes part in the Immortal Regiment march during the Victory Day celebrations in Simferopol, Crimea, on May 9, 2016.
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FILE-This July 10, 2012, file photo shows Occupy Eugene member Emily Semple, right, smiling as she is placed under arrest by Federal Police after she refused to leave the outdoor plaza at the Federal Courthouse in Eugene, Ore. (AP Photo/The Register-Guard, Chris Pietsch, File)

Arthur Lee of Love says Jimmy Hendricks ripped off his – look! He said he punched out Jim Morrison when he caught him going through Bryan McClean’s drawer in his room at the castle.

Right now, there in a lull in the Impeachment action. Pelosi is trying to get Donald Duke to come before Congress and MAKE A STATEMENT. Consider the term FASHION STATEMENT something that Alleybelle were constantly doing. They exploit womanhood – in the radical hood!

The Gettys were going to sue Danny Boyle when they saw ‘Trust’. Boyle was chosen to shoot James Bond 25 but he was off the project. I want A$AP Rocky in my Bond movie ‘The Royal Janitor’. He would make a great James Bond – after that – if my movie-book style is adapted.

I want Alley Valkyrie in my movie because she is a New Age Scoundrel, the female Artful Dodger. She made me chortal on many occasions when I beheld her fashion line she sold the Saturday Market. She is void of talent. She is not an artist – or cartoonist! She did capture Belle, who I compared to Rosamond, the Sleeping Beauty Princess. I offer Belle, and thus SLEEPS, the greatest fashion statement in the world – the Rose of the World! This is the archetypal story of the Old Hag of the woods, who waylays Beauty in the forest, and puts a cunning spell on her. This is HIGH FASHION because it is the out with the old, and in with the new – via the prick of a weaving needle. THINK THREADS! Threads would make a great title for a Dickens revival movie.

“I made a cool million off my stylized Yellow Vests, just by putting my iconic bird on them with a stencil.”

Sometimes a Male Svengali is employed to CAPTURE BEAUTY! I am depicted as a Svengali by the Kimite Gang of Ugly Women. I met a young woman at a party on Beacon Hill who was wearing a cashmere sweater over her very firm breasts.

“Excuse me. I see you are not wearing a bra under your lovely sweater. Since pubesence, it has been my fantasy to fondle the breasts of a young woman wearing a cashmere sweater – with no bra! May I?”

“Thank you!” (It was on my bucket list.)

My luscious fantasy fulfilled, as several hipsters looked on, she agreed to sleep with me, but not at my appartment.

“My grandmother will worry if I don’t come home!”

She lived on Beacon Hill, two block from each other. When we entered her home, we were greeted by an Old Ugly Hag that looked like she just came from the Eastern Bloc.  When Emily stood by her bed, about to get in it where lie a naked man, I asked her old she was.

“I’m sixteen! What’s wrong?”

“Ah. I don’t sleep with underage women!”

“Where are you from? The age of consent is sixteen in Massachusetts!”

Several days later I invited her to stay the night at my place. I decorated. I had candles – with wine!

“I don’t feel comfortable here. Let’s go to my room!”

I did not feel comfortable making love to this Damsel with the old hag in the next room. I could hear her cough! Emily had the most RIPE body I had ever seen, but, she was still Granny’s Little Girl. She was not ready to go out into – the real world. Shades of James Bond. Was I a Womanizer? Yes. I would get caught by my three lovers at a blues bar in Cambridge.

I grew up in the Ripe Age of The Sweater Girls, which would make a great Rap song. At R&R Fashions, the Sexy Thought Police would come on the giant T.V. screen, now and then, bringing all shopping to a halt! Alley Valkyrie will be Chief Prosecutor of the Boho Bosom Squad. She will recite real diatribe invented by Leftist Lesbians in order to control the franchise while Donald Duke’s Evangelical Wow Girls, knock em dead!

“If you are a Democrat, and have lust in your heart, without surrendering to Jesus, and Tsar Nicholas, you must report to your local Penis and Vagina compound, and submit to a humiliating body cavity search!”

Above is Talitha, the Boho Fashion Model who married John Paul Getty Jr. She is in my family tree, and is kin to Ian Fleming. I still want Belle to model for me. I did not reject her. I asked for a rewrite. If she was found guilty and went to prison, I would be waiting at the prison when she got out. We agreed to be Radical Artists – together!  How much more radical – can we be? I suggest we found a Boho  Fashion Line that helps the Homeless, especially young women who are on the cusp. The proceeds from Rosamond Rags can go to low cost housing. Alley can help promote RR.

I employed the photo of Yule Rose in my Bond book. Starfish wants to replicate her mother’s liberated victories on 13th. Street by wearing a tank-top with no bra. She is shocked that no students notice her. This is because they are lectured on how not to provoke un-wanted sexual contact of any kind. Even just looking can be seen as a form of rape. This is why the students look down at their cellphones – at pornography – which is epidemic! Not wearing any clothes – is really in!

I had another lover on Beacon Hill who went to Vassar. She was doing a paper on Prostitution, and thus I had to pay her for sex – on a sliding scale. She had her small room decorated for Sex. I loved to behold her – in red light! She introduced me to another customer. She had four. Of course I did Van Gough and explored my deepest feelings, all the time thinking of cutting off my ear. We grew close. She allowed me to get in touch with – my pain!

I love women – to death! They are the greatest! This is one of the sexiest, thus one of the most beautiful photographs of a woman I have ever seen. This is a mature and healthy primate, who is saying…..

“I want to duck – everyone!”

Belle knew she had the Healthy German Superwoman – look! I suspect her lover, who took this photo, is a neo-Nazi Punkster.

I never tire of studying Belle’s features. The corner of her mouth, the slight cleft in her strong chin, the shadow under her lower lip, the up-turned lip with high cheeks. Growing up in Oakland, there was something bad-ass about Belle, and something very sweet. I wanted to rescue her like I did Darcy – who was sixteen also! I did not know about that being the age of consent. I talked her into going back to live with her mother who in the country. I spent Christmas with this family of two. They both were lonely.

Society says the ideal is for young women to find the blue-eyed idealist who loves them – more than their parents! I fit the bill. Young males can’t handle – the demand! They don’t develop any social skills. I lived in a building near the campus of the UofO, and accepted an invitation to her party. I was appalled! These stunning women were huddled together doing their best not to look terrified. Their counterparts had drunk themselves – beyond silly – until they owned the courage to make grunting sounds, aimed at the raw meat.

I saved Rena, and Dottie Witherspoon. I would find out several years later, around the same time, my sister Christine was raped and filmed by a married couple who lived below our kin. The wife pulled a gun. My Michael Dundon grabbed it, and threw a garbage can down on the fleeing husband. I was my sister’s ideal. I should have tried more to save her. She got on welfare after she was raped at work, and, took up art to support herself and my niece. She became a world famous artist who rendered Bohemian Women. She and her husband, were friends of Ann and Gordon Getty. Marylin told me our friend, Jeff Pasternak is looking for an agent to promote his screenplay. I think I am going to follow suit.

The church sent young ladies of noblemen to convents to keep them out of reach of the monsters. There is no slow economic lane for our young. Women still in their teens, used to be able to get a job as a waitress or secretary, and pay a $100 dollars for rent –  and $500 hundred for a used car. $50 bucks would buy food for the month. I believe all women between the ages of sixteen and twenty-one should get a grant from the Federal Government. Young people are coming out and voting against Trump because the window to meet and marry the one, is a small one. I wish them all the best.

John Presco

Copyright 2019

The retired US Navy Adm. William McRaven, a Navy SEAL who oversaw the raid that took out al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden in 2011, gave a bleak assessment of President Donald Trump and alleged the commander in chief was gutting the country of the “nation’s principles.”

Russian Sex Camps – The Nashi Love Power Movement

Russians are running out of newborn babies and the Soviet government is running sex and procreation camps.

Note in the Purity Ball video the father wishes his virginal daughter well – but hopes she will one day have FOUR children. This is because he knows his ilk are losing races to minorities – who are breeding at a much faster rate. Purity Princesses are Breeders for Jesus. How about Hitler and the Fatherland?

This what you get when men took control of women three thousand years go.


Sex for the motherland: Russian youths encouraged to procreate at campBy EDWARD LUCAS

“The conversation then shifted to Ambassador Sondland’s efforts, on behalf of the President, to assist a rapper who was jailed in Sweden, and I could only hear Ambassador Sondland’s side of that part of the conversation. Ambassador Sondland told the President that the rapper was “kind of f—-d there,” and “should have pled guilty.” He recommended that the President “wait until after the sentencing or it will make it worse,” adding that the President should “let him get sentenced, play the racism card, give him a ticker-tape when he comes home.” Ambassador Sondland further told the President that Sweden “should have released him on your word,” but that “you can tell the Kardashians you tried.”

Giuliani, through his lawyer, Robert Costello, denies that any private meeting took place that night at the White House, saying it was a mere handshake and photo opportunity. Costello also rejects Parnas’ claims of being put on a “James Bond” style mission, saying that Parnas is “no Sean Connery,” and that he suffers from “delusions of grandeur.”

The Dharma Bum Fashion Dance



loveband4Several years ago I approached Jeff Pasternak about producing Love Dance. Jeff, Bryan McLean, Marilyn Godfrey, and I attended University High School in West LA, in 1964. We considered ourselves Bohemians. After we broke up, Jeff took Marilyn to France where she lived with her sister, Shannah, who co-wrote ‘This Bitch of a Life’ with her husband, Carlos Moore. The life of Fela is now a hit on off-Broadway.

Marilyn reminded me that I danced the Balero for her. I loved to dance. Marilyn and I had our own Bohemian scene. I was an artist, and she was my model. Marilyn’s first modeling job came when she was thirteen.

Joe Pasternak produced the movie ‘Girl Happy’ starring Elvis Presley, whose ghost dances with Priyanka Chopra in the Bollywood movie ‘Fashion’ which is about beautiful sisters who become fashion models. Joe made ‘The Sweet Ride’ in 1968 a Hollywood film that attempted to exploit the Bohemians, Beatniks, and Hippies

Marilyn wanted to be a fashion designer. Rena considered modeling like her three older sisters. If Rena had entered the Miss Universe pageant in 1971, she would have won. Chopra became a Bollywood Star and a fantastic dancer. Rena Christiansen became a choreographer. I was a follower of Meher Baba, and Jeff a devotee of Yogananda whom Marilyn turned him onto. Bohemians may have come from India. There were important lessons from the East that I shared with my lovers.

Alas, when American Youth stops texting, they are going to want to dance again. Until then, my generation of beautiful Dharma Bums would like to behold the Dance of Dance, the Best of Love. Bryan was in love with Christine who used fashion models from magazines to render her beautiful Rosamond Women. Her great grandfather, Wensel Prescowitz, came from Bohemia.

Jeff lived here in Eugene for many years and along with his wife, Shannon, in 1987, we tried to turn the Whiteaker neighborhood into a Bohemian refuge.

Jon Presco

Copyright 2012

Bohemian – a member of a people with dark skin and hair who speak Romany and who traditionally live by seasonal work and fortunetelling; they are believed to have originated in northern India but now are living on all continents (but mostly in Europe, North Africa, and North America)
Roma, Romani, Romany, Rommany, Gipsy, Gypsy
Indian – a native or inhabitant of India
gitana – a Spanish female Gypsy
gitano – a Spanish male Gypsy

Joseph Herman Pasternak (September 19, 1901 – September 13, 1991) was a Hungarian-born American film producer in Hollywood.
Born to a Jewish family in Szilágysomlyó, Austria-Hungary (now Șimleu Silvaniei, Sălaj County, Romania), Pasternak was a successful film producer in Germany and Austria by the time he was 28 years old.
Pasternak worked for Universal Pictures in Europe, where he made German-language musicals for the international market. He hit upon a successful formula, building light musical comedies around an adolescent soprano (Franciska Gaal). Following the establishment of the Nazi regime, Pasternak emigrated to Universal’s Hollywood studio in 1936. He adapted his usual format for English-speaking audiences, casting 14-year-old Canadian singer Deanna Durbin in Three Smart Girls (1936). The film became a huge hit and reputedly saved Universal from bankruptcy

Pasternak is the father of Michael Joseph Pasternak, the radio disk jockey known as Emperor Rosko; Jeff Pasternak, a playwright and songwriter; and Peter Pasternak, a music industry professional.

The Sweet Ride (1968) is an American counter-culture drama with a few surfer/biker exploitation film elements. It stars Anthony Franciosa, Michael Sarrazin and Jacqueline Bisset in an early starring role. The film also features Bob Denver in the role of Choo-Choo, a Beatnik piano-playing draft dodger. Sarrazin and Bisset were nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Most Promising Newcomer, Male and Female respectively.

The San Francisco rock and roll band Moby Grape contributed to the soundtrack, and appeared, credited, in the film, performing the song “Never Again” in a Sunset Strip nightclub called the Tarantula. Other famous Sunset Strip locations include Gazzarri’s and Scandia, as well as location filming in Malibu, according to reviews of the film.

Girl Happy is a 1965 American musical romantic comedy and beach party film starring Elvis Presley in his 18th feature. The movie won a fourth place prize Laurel Award in the category Top Musical of 1965. It featured the song “Puppet on a String”, which reached #14 on the Billboard Hot 100, #3 on the Adult Contemporary chart and in Canada, and was certified Gold by the RIAA.

Red Chillies Entertainment (RCE) is an Indian motion picture production and distribution company, based in Mumbai. The company was founded in 2004 by Bollywood actor Shahrukh Khan and his wife Gauri Khan. It formed from Dreamz Unlimited.
The company has five sub divisions: apart from film production, RCE has a visual effects studio known as Red Chillies VFX, a studio for TV commercials known as Red Chillies TVC, a Television programs production division under the name of Red Chillies Idiot Box and an equipment Leasing division. The company also has a little over 50% stake in the Cricket team Kolkata Knight Riders.
Sanjiv Chawla is the Executive Producer of the company, while Gauri Khan serves as a producer. In February 2013, Venky Mysore, the CEO of Kolkata Knight Riders took over additional responsibility as CEO of Red Chillies Entertainment as well.[2] Red Chillies Entertainment was ranked as the third, fifth and seventh most powerful production house in Bollywood in 2007, 2008 and 2009 respectively.[3][4]

Priyanka Chopra (pronounced [prɪˈjəŋkaː ˈtʃoːpɽaː]; born 18 July 1982) is an Indian film actress, singer, and songwriter. Chopra won the Femina Miss India World and Miss World titles of 2000 and has had a successful film career since, mostly in Bollywood films. Today she is one of Bollywood’s highest-paid actresses and one of the most popular celebrities in India. Chopra has won a National Film Award for Best Actress and Filmfare Awards in four categories.
Chopra was born in Jamshedpur to parents who were both physicians in the Indian army. Due to their occupations, she frequently travelled as a child, but considers Bareilly to be her real home. After a period of living with an aunt in the United States, she moved back to India and won a local beauty contest. In 2000, her mother entered her into the Femina Miss India contest, in which she finished second and took the Femina Miss India World title. She was then entered into the Miss World pageant, where she was crowned Miss World 2000, becoming the fifth Indian to win the competition.

Although Chopra had aspirations to graduate with a degree in engineering or psychiatry, she accepted offers to join the Indian film industry, making her acting debut opposite Vijay in the Tamil film Thamizhan in 2002. The following year, she starred in The Hero, her first Hindi film release, and followed it with the box-office hit Andaaz, which won her the Filmfare Best Female Debut Award (shared with Lara Dutta) and a nomination for the Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award. She subsequently earned wide critical recognition for the role of a seductress in the 2004 thriller Aitraaz, winning her the Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Negative Role. Chopra starred in the 2006 blockbuster superhero film Krrish, and established herself as a leading contemporary actress of Hindi Cinema. After a period with little acclaim, she was praised for her portrayal of a range of unconventional characters, including a troubled model in the 2008 drama Fashion (for which she won many ‘Best Actress’ awards), (film)

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Love Your Bollywood Ducks and Your Loving Illu$ion

My Love Vision…came true! I posted this a year and a half ago. I put Starfish (Belle) in the drumming circle at the Free Speech Plaza. Miriam’s late mother was a Eugene Hippie. Her father was a Russian. The Hippie side of Miriam is emerging. Who emerged, was Natalia. This is very profound, because she is a Alleybelle combo who is at the epicenter of a coming war – of Armageddon?  I began The Royal Janitor in order to defeats Trump and Putin.

Does Rocky know of Arthur Lee – and Love? Eight years ago I posted these two videos to show what my Love Dance would look like. Turn off volume on first one. The third video is a knock-off of Gloria and Going Home.

John Presco

Love Dance – With Ducks

The Royal Janitor

Victoria came in sideways to get Starfish, she twisting this way, then that, to avoid the gyrating flesh that clung to Agent 008 like kelp in a tidepool. Taking hold of her arm, she was shocked when Starfish turned in anger, and was about to slap her hand away.

“Don’t you dare! You got to come with me – now! Professor Bond is about to give his lecture.”

Starfish let out a whimper, and was pouting. Many hands tried to pull her back into the drum circle where she was a star. An old hag came up to them.

“Can we have her?”

Starfish gave Victoria a look of, hope. Perhaps things will continue to go her way.

“I’m sorry. She’s not mine to give!”

Again there came a whimper from Their Star, who made clopping sounds with her sandals all the way to the car. When she grabbed her drum, and clicked the trunk open, Victoria stamped her feet.

“No! You have to concentrate. Now get in!”

On the way to the University of Oregon, Starfish ran into her pad looking for more info on Professor John von Bond.

“Here’s a stalking report on him. Some chic is trashing his blog. She says it’s real creepy. Let’s have a looksee!”

“Does he say he’s related to me?’

“No, but he claims he is a Comet King, heir to the teaching of Meher Baba!”

“Who’s that? Never mind. We’re here”

Victoria parked haphazardly and put her DIPLOMAT shield in the window. Starfish never went to college. This was her first time on a campus. She took in all the beautiful students. The young women took notice of her, and turned their heads after she passed them. Their was an amazing aura about her. Waves of goosebumps went up and down her half naked body. There was fine mist of perspiration that caught the last light, and were like tiny rainbows. She was electrically charged due to her amazing dancing. However, she was not happy when the beautiful young men did not even look at her. Their heads were down, their eyes locked on their phone screens. At six-two, Starfish wondered if they were intimidated.

Finally, she grabbed one, on his way up river to spawn.

“Excuse me. I couldn’t help but notice your features. Victoria raised her eyebrows when she gently took hold of his chin.

“Very symmetric. I can see your father’s profile. And, you have your mothers high cheekbones. Did you know you are half your mother,and half your father, but, it is through your father… find God. Did you know that?…….I’m going to kiss you now!”

Victoria made a move to prevent this kiss, but, was repelled by a powerful energy field that she put around – them. Tilting his head back, Victoria delivered a soft and sensuous kiss, that froze them in time. His cellphone fell to the walkway, but, did not break. There was a beautiful sigh, that sounded like the opening of Morning Glories.

“You can go, now!” And Starfish watched him swim away. Turning, she stopped in her tracks when she saw Victoria was blushing. Their eyes were locked. She got it. Victoria dreamed of being kissed like that. Star approached, took her hand, and they walked the next hundred yards like this, they a rarity, as holding hands on campus went out of style twenty years ago.

“I was conceived a hundred yards from here. I feel it in my bones! I was made – with much love!”

P.S.S. Rena, I can’t sleep. I am so excited! We were in our tent and I was telling you I was a great dancer when I was when I was 13 to seventeen years old. I used to dance in front of a big mirror a half hour before I went to school, and a half hour when I came home. I choreographed my own moves. I invented dancing without a partner at Oakland High School in 1962, when I was sixteen. Fifty of my schoolmates would surround me and my partner as I did a solo ten feet away from her. I would go into a trance. When Marilyn turned sixteen, I danced the Bolero for her with my shirt off. Lucky girl!
When I heard you had become a dancer, I was thrilled out of my whits because, this proves you were ‘The One’. You see, I have been jealous of the world since I met you. – before I met you, I was utterly jealous that we never got to dance together, that the world got to see you dance – on your beautiful stage. When did you get into dancing, and why?
When I was young, and before we met, I had a dream about you almost every day. You were my invisible dance partner. Was that our destiny that we missed? Was that the big chance of our lifetime? What a dance team we would have made. They would know us at the ‘The Kiss of Eternal Fire’, or ‘The Fiery Kiss of Eternity’
“They loved each other better afar, than near. And when they came together, they did the Fandango!”
We are playing with fire, Aries woman. Playing with fire! Right here – and so very far away!
I mean, my God, I read about your hip replacement, and we are in a movie, based upon a book, that I am writing, and……are we really going to spend the last days of our life together wondering how many eggs the chickens laid today!
I will take care of you when the needs arises.
And as for our dance – may I take your hand and lead you to the floor?

Over a year ago I began a painting of you. One night after I lie down to go to sleep, you lie down next to me. You were seventeen again. I jumped out of bed. For a month you appear by my side as I walked. When I went to a movie, I was not quite alone. I told my friends I have a very friendly – and beautiful ghost.

The Royal Drum Circle

The Royal Janitor

Chapter Three

When Victoria told Starfish they were going to Eugene Oregon to track down what became of the Rose Division amongst the Habsburgs, she let out a spine-altering scrrrrrreeeee! She then shook all over, began to sweat profusely, and went into a trance. Victoria retreated, and Sharena got out from behind her desk, just in case she had to make a bee-line for the exit as Starfish made super rapid foot movements with quck turns in different directions. She would later tell the folks at BAD that this was the Lek black grouse dance she learned in South Africa where she and her father fled to get away from Vladimir Putin when he became Premiere of Russia.

“I’m going to bring my drum! This is a dream come true. My mother was born in Eugene. I’ve never been there! Screeeeeee!”

“You own a drum? Why isn’t this in the report? By any chance have you heard of John von Bond?”

“Nope! But, have you heard of the Oregon Country Fair! My Kabalak Klock is telling me this is a Kosmic Konnection made in another dimension. What great timing! We are going to enter the Royal Drum Vortex. I am forbidden to ever step foot in Eugene, but, I don’t give a shit! This is it! You’re going to see – the real me! I want you to promise you will get me back to BAD!”


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Love Your Modern Lovers

Visions and Dream can take years to develop. This is why I just said “No!” to Alleybelle when they threatened to destroy me and my reputation. Reputation was meaningful to these two young and radical women. They didn’t really have one, until I continued to write about them, because they were a part of the ‘Love Dance’ I had been working on. I still love Belle Burch whose e-mail has “starfish” in it. I have love for Alley Valkyrie after seeing her – going to the river in France to make a video – video. I wondered if she was on LSD. I think Belle was up all night on LSD before we met at the Wandering Goat.

I am impressed with the song L$D by ASAP Rocky. Is he pretending to be on LSD when he made this video, or, was he on LSD? What is Rocky demonstrating? He is showing two worlds that come together in him and The Music, and, the choice of drugs by two races. Having dropped LSD in Roxbury, a all black neighborhood by for our commune and Mel Lyman’s commune a few blocks up the street, I can report on the divide. White dudes took LSD and acted bad. Black dudes took – what?

One night our commune got in a car and drove out to Beverely to hear Johnathan Richman do his first gig in a little bar – for squares! The owner was introducing music to bring in customers. We sat ten feet away from Jonathan, and we were blown away. This is 1971. Jonathan would be called the “Godfather of Punk Rock”. I say he is the Godfather of Rap. I had the privilege to hear this genius sing “Hospital” almost accapella. I was in Ireland hearing Dylan Thomas. Jonathan had lived in Warhol’s loft, then, he comes home to his hood, and composes a Love Opera. We got with him to the museum with his girlfriend, who may be bi-polar. They break up, and he goes to bakeries all day to get her sweetness back into his life. This is his world that is not another cheap imitation of my neighborhood. This is what I told Jonathan when we talked for an hour after the amazing performance.

‘We loved our bands that got started in garages. Then, they started to make money and got booked in coliseums. You needed binoculars just to see them. We tried to force them to play in the park for free, now and then. They did this once, and, it was all over…..until I heard you.”

John Presco

A$AP Rocky‘s (Rakim Mayers) arrest and incarceration in Sweden have been cited in testimony given as part of an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump’s alleged Ukrainian dealings.

During Rocky’s trial, Trump was a vocal champion of the #FreeRocky campaign. And during Mayer’s incarceration, Melania Trump reassured the press, “we’re working with the State Department, and we hope to get him home soon.”

My Vision Dance – Pasternak


I asked Jeff Pasternak to help me with a screenplay about my famous sister.

Jon Presco

When I took the train to Santa Rosa I played a Best of Love tape and choregraphed a whole dance routine. I made a mental movie. I love Bollywood dancers! How about you? Are you mad at me because I loo

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03/28/11 at 12:21 PM

Jeff, I am looking for an agen to promote my screenplay about my late sister.

Song by A$AP Rocky
I know I dream about her all day
I think about her with her clothes off
I’m ridin’ ’round with my system pumpin’ LSD
I look for ways to say, “I love you”
But I ain’t into makin’ love songs
Baby, I’m just rappin’ to this LSD
She ain’t a stranger to the city life
I introduce her to this hippy life
We make love under pretty lights, LSD (Acid)
I get a feelin’ it’s a trippy night
Them other drugs just don’t fit me right
Girl, I really fuckin’ want love, sex, dream
Another quarter to the face system
Make no mistakes, it’s all a leap of faith for love
It takes a place in feelin’ that you crave doin’ love, sex, dreams
It started in Hollywood
Dreamin’ of sharin’ love
My tongue at a loss for words
‘Cause my feelings just said it all
Party just started up
Dreamin’ of sharin’ worlds
Held this feeling for way too long
Said, “I really wanna let it go”
I’ve been gettin’ fly because the gimmick’s so dope
I’ve been getting high ’cause I figured Lord told me
I’ve been drinking, driving, now we’ll never go home
I gon’ stay in doubt because the weather’s so cold
Feeling low sometimes when the light shines down
Makes me high
Can you feel it?
Can you feel it?
Feeling low sometimes when the light shines down
Makes me high
Can you feel it?
Can you feel it?
For all them hoes that was frontin’ on niggas back in the day
(This for my broke jiggy niggas) Excuse me, fuck out my face.
They say wealth is in the mind, not the pocket,
I learned that from a very wise man
Okay, excuse me, Mr. Bill Collector, I got problems
My cheque arrive mañana, Imma pay my debt, I promise
I spent 20 thousand dollars with my partners in Bahamas
Another 20 thousand dollars on Rick Owens out in Barneys
I said, “excuse me, why the fuck you looking, what’s your problem?”
I swear we gon’ have drama if you touch my tailored garments
All you see is niggas here, so that mean it’s triggers there
What you mean? We got weed, and codeine and bricks for sale
I bet a lot of niggas plottin’, so you know I got that heater, bruh
Drive my side in Harlem, catch me ridin’ with my nina, bruh
She got a apple bottom that remind you of Bonita, bruh
Oh, you mean like Q-Tip? Now that girl my new bitch
(Excuse me) No, I believe the proper term’s “excuse you”
I could switch up on you niggas and start shittin’ if I choose to
That’s when the new you, become a different since they knew you
I guess the new me is just gon’ take some gettin’ used to
It started in Hollywood
Dreamin’ of sharin’ love
My tongue had a loss for words
‘Cause my feelings just said it all
I look for ways to say, “I love you”
But I ain’t into makin’ love songs
Baby I’m just rappin’ to this LSD
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Dirty Tricks From Filthy Angels

This blog is dedicated to exposing Republican Dirty Tricks of the Evangelical Court Loons and Pastors, who have been conducting Holy Liar War against the Democrats – for forty years! They have employed Jesus – and God – to conduct the  most deceptive and cunning politics – ever! They have slimed all world democracies – around the clock!

All elected Republicans KNOW their President is doing everything he can to make sure Putin – wakes up to a blessed day! It’s like America elected Satan, and Satan is terrorizing millions of citizens in order to drive them into the waiting arms of Putin – the other Satan!

The Democratic Party is under ruthless attack by The Twin Satans, and ten thousand pastor, ministers, priests, and Rabbis – are lying to themselves and their flocks! Together – they destroyed the History of the United States of America. Their collective lies will not let History and Justice – EXIST! If not for the Democrats, We the People would be living a life of total delusion. This is the state of being WE long feared would be thrust upon us by Russia. President Trump – is guilty of TREASON!

It is clear these ex-men of God are afraid of Satan Donald Duke. They know what he has done to his own people – and the Democrats! Has he threatened to turn on them, promised to reveal the dirty tricks they wanted him to perform on the Democrats – days after he took office?

“Get behind me Satan!”

John Presco

The meeting, which has not been previously reported, came as Mr. Bolton sought to marshal Mr. Trump’s cabinet secretaries and top national security advisers to convince the president that it was in the United States’ best interest to unfreeze the funds to help Ukraine defend itself against Russia. But Mr. Bolton emerged with Mr. Trump unmoved, and instructed the aide to look for new opportunities to get those officials in front of Mr. Trump.

“The extent of my recollection is that Ambassador Bolton simply said he wasn’t ready to do it,” said the aide, Timothy Morrison, referring to Mr. Trump, according to a transcript of his testimony released by House Democrats on Saturday.

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Who Gives A S___About The Rapper?

Giuliani, through his lawyer, Robert Costello, denies that any private meeting took place that night at the White House, saying it was a mere handshake and photo opportunity. Costello also rejects Parnas’ claims of being put on a “James Bond” style mission, saying that Parnas is “no Sean Connery,” and that he suffers from “delusions of grandeur.”

I appear to be calling the shots in a very prophetic way. David Holmes could play James Bond. He is the embodiment of Sir Ian Easton. We have to find a young Rena lookalike. I want that jailed rapper in my Bond flick that will be modeled on Casablanca. ‘Who Gives A Shit About The Rapper?’

“Rap it again…Rocky!”

The question I put forth, and make the centerpiece of my investigation, is this question……“Who gives a shit what Putin gives a shit about?”

The only person focused on Putin, was just shamed and dismissed by all the Republicans, who sent the Attorney General in front of a camera to accuse all the Democrats of harassing Donald Duke – who did not give a shit how weak he looked to Putin when he harassed Marie Yovanovitch – the only person who really cares what Killer Putin is up to, and what he is going to do next!

Four days ago I was going to have Victoria Bond, and Miriam Starfish dose Putin’s beloved Night Wolves with L$D. I thought that would weaken my credibility, some more! For a year I wondered if Donald Duke is popping L$D like candy thus he has to be in everyone’s now! Now I wonder about Barr, who accuses the “left-leaners” of sabotaging” the Presidency while overlooking the The Ducky Republican Seven who are in jail! Barr is guilty of Obstruction of Justice, and needs to be – LOCKED UP!

A person who worked for the State Department said Holmes was trained to own perfect recall, something Rena said she owns in her letter, thus the inspiration for my Bond book ‘The Janitor’. The Rapper story is going into the National Archive, as will Bill Barr’s attempt to cast blame for the strangeness, on Democrats, and put a STOP TO THE SHOW! What a joke! His boss is Mr. Showbiz, the King of Reality T.V. The Duke doesn’t give a shit about black people, but, he wants their vote. This is why he wanted to get ASAP Rock out of jail. Reagan did not hate hippies – because they got votes for him. The battles over votes is what is on trial.

“The conversation then shifted to Ambassador Sondland’s efforts, on behalf of the President, to assist a rapper who was jailed in Sweden, and I could only hear Ambassador Sondland’s side of that part of the conversation. Ambassador Sondland told the President that the rapper was “kind of f—-d there,” and “should have pled guilty.” He recommended that the President “wait until after the sentencing or it will make it worse,” adding that the President should “let him get sentenced, play the racism card, give him a ticker-tape when he comes home.” Ambassador Sondland further told the President that Sweden “should have released him on your word,” but that “you can tell the Kardashians you tried.”

I want Lara Roozemond and Natalia to fuck around on the piano together and do the soundtrack for ‘Who Gives A Flying Fuck About The Rapper?’ Together they conspire to bring the Age of the Baby Boomer – to an end! My movie ends with Natalia and Lara being arrested and tried in the world court for cruelly talking Willy Barr over a cliff while he was high on L$D.

“Give us our little vanities!”

My musical ‘Impeachment’ is going to be a BIG HIT! Putin has recreated The Fillmore in Moscow, and lures wealthy Baby Boomers into his psychedelic web. Barr will be the narrator, and sing some L$D rap songs.

Who Is The Enemy?


with my squirrely thoughts

I wander the dance floor

in a purple haze

Looken for

some one to blame

because it ain’t me babe

it ain’t my paisley

man of justice


you are looken for


John Presco

Attorney General Bill Barr accused congressional Democrats Friday of “using every tool” to “sabotage” the Trump administration by setting a “dangerous” precedent in implying that the government is illegitimate.

During a speech at the Federalist Society’s dinner in Washington, Barr took aim at the “resistance,” accusing liberal lawmakers of attacking the very foundations of the Constitution.

After the call ended, Ambassador Sondland remarked that the President was in a bad mood, as Ambassador Sondland stated was often the case early in the morning. I then took the opportunity to ask Ambassador Sondland for his candid impression of the President’s views on Ukraine. In particular, I asked Ambassador Sondland if it was true that the President did not “give a s—t about Ukraine.” Ambassador Sondland agreed that the President did not “give a s—t about Ukraine.” I asked why not, and Ambassador Sondland stated that the President only cares about “big stuff.” I noted that there was “big stuff” going on in Ukraine, like a war with Russia, and Ambassador Sondland replied that he meant “big stuff” that benefits the President, like the “Biden investigation” that Mr. Giuliani was pushing. The conversation then moved on to other topics.

Upon returning to the Embassy, I immediately told the Deputy Chief of Mission and others at the Embassy about the call with the President and my conversation with Ambassador Sondland. I also emailed an Embassy official in Sweden regarding the issue with the U.S. rapper that was discussed on the call.

Months after he was released from his highly publicized prison sentence in Sweden, ASAP Rocky will return to the Scandinavian country — despite previous reports that he said he never would.

According to concert promoter Live Nation, the rapper made the decision to perform at Stockholm’s Ericsson Globe arena on Dec. 11 after receiving “tremendous support from the Swedish fans,” the Associated Press reported Friday. In July, Swedish authorities arrested Rocky, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, on an assault charge for his involvement in a street fight that was caught on video.

The now-infamous incident led to a weeks-long investigation, a three-day trial, a guilty verdict and a month in jail, earning the artist support and attention from the likes of Kanye West, Kim Kardashian West and President Trump. Rocky, as well as fellow Americans David Rispers Jr. and Bladimir Corniel, remained behind bars for the whole process, as Sweden has no bail system.

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Let’s take stock of the number of presidential aides and associates who’ve faced felony charges:

* Roger Stone, a longtime Trump adviser and confidant, has been convinced on multiple counts.

* Michael Cohen, Trump’s former lawyer and business associate, is in prison.

* Paul Manafort, Trump’s former campaign chairman, is in prison.

* Rick Gates, Trump’s former campaign vice chairman, has been convicted and is awaiting sentencing.

* Michael Flynn, Trump’s former White House national security advisor, has been convicted and is awaiting sentencing.

* George Papadopoulos, Trump’s former campaign advisor on foreign policy, has already served his prison sentence.

* Alex van der Zwaan, a lawyer who worked with Manafort and Gates. has already served his prison sentence.

And those are just the top-line indictments. It doesn’t include the prison sentence for Richard Pinedo, the charges against related characters such as Sam Patten and Maria Butina, and, of course, the many Russian individuals and entities who’ve been indicted by the special counsel.

“James Bond mission”

In the days immediately following the meeting, Parnas insinuated to the two people he confided in that he clearly believed he’d been given a special assignment by the President; like some sort of “James Bond mission,” according to one of the people.

To Parnas, the chain of command was clear: Giuliani would issue the President’s directives while Parnas, who speaks fluent Russian, would be an on-the-ground investigator alongside Fruman, who has numerous business contacts in Ukraine.

“Parnas viewed the assignment as a great crusade,” says one of the people in whom Parnas confided. “He believed he was doing the right thing for Trump.”

The White House did not respond to repeated requests for comment to a series of questions regarding the meeting and Trump’s relationship with Parnas and Fruman.

Giuliani, through his lawyer, Robert Costello, denies that any private meeting took place that night at the White House, saying it was a mere handshake and photo opportunity. Costello also rejects Parnas’ claims of being put on a “James Bond” style mission, saying that Parnas is “no Sean Connery,” and that he suffers from “delusions of grandeur.”

Joseph A. Bondy, a lawyer for Parnas, told CNN, “Mr. Parnas at all times believed that he was acting only on behalf of the President, as directed by his personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, and never on behalf of any Ukrainian officials.”

President Trump specifically inquired about political investigations he wanted carried out by Ukraine during a July phone call with a top U.S. diplomat who then told colleagues that the president was most interested in a probe into former vice president Joe Biden and his son, a State Department aide said Friday in closed-door testimony that could significantly advance House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry.

David Holmes, an embassy staffer in Kyiv, testified that he overheard a July 26 phone call in which Trump pressed U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland about whether Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky would “do the investigation,” according to three people who have read his opening statement and spoke on the condition of anonymity to describe its contents.

“Ambassador Sondland replied that ‘he’s gonna do it,’ adding that President Zelensky will do ‘anything you ask him to,’ ” Holmes said, according to these people.

Holmes’s testimony, first reported by CNN, directly implicates Trump in an alleged scheme at the heart of the impeachment probe, which Democrats have pursued in an attempt to prove that the president leveraged military assistance and an Oval Office meeting in exchange for investigations into Biden and a debunked theory concerning Ukrainian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

It came just hours after Marie Yovanovitch, the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, told the House Intelligence Committee that Trump recalled her after a “smear campaign” aimed at advancing corrupt interests in Ukraine. Yovanovitch, who said that she had felt threatened by Trump’s previous negative comments about her, was forced to respond to a fresh attack by the president while she spoke.

“It’s very intimidating,” she said after Trump took to Twitter to criticize her career during her testimony.

Holmes testified that he overheard parts of Trump’s phone call with Sondland during a lunch in Kyiv, because the president was speaking so loudly that his voice was audible through the phone to others sitting at the table nearby, according to the people familiar with the testimony.

Holmes’s testimony, which confirmed an account relayed Wednesday by acting ambassador to Ukraine William B. Taylor Jr., increases pressure on Republicans, who have dismissed other witnesses as relaying hearsay and speculation about Trump’s motives in withholding almost $400 million in aid from Ukraine. It also raises the stakes for next week’s testimony by Sondland, who will be pressed to answer questions about the call. Sondland didn’t mention the call during closed-door testimony before lawmakers last month, according to a transcript. Instead, he claimed little knowledge of any link between Biden and the investigations sought by Trump.

Holmes testified that when he asked Sondland about Trump’s views concerning Ukraine after the phone call, Sondland said Trump didn’t care about the country and was primarily interested in the investigations it could provide into allegations of corruption by Biden and his son Hunter being pushed by the president’s personal lawyer, Rudolph W. Giuliani.

During her testimony, Yovanovitch criticized Giuliani and Trump, saying “foreign and corrupt interests hijacked our Ukraine policy” with their help.

Yovanovitch said that when she first read how Trump had talked about her to his Ukrainian counterpart in a July phone call — saying ominously that “she’s going to go through some things” — the color drained from her face.

“It sounded like a threat,” she said.

Yovanovitch’s five-hour testimony, which began with a passionate defense of American diplomacy and ended to a crescendo of applause, took a dramatic turn when Trump took to Twitter to denigrate her again as she spoke.

“Everywhere Marie Yovanovitch went turned bad,” Trump wrote shortly after the diplomat’s opening statement.

Trump’s attack on a widely respected Foreign Service officer — while she calmly but forcefully denounced previous attempts to smear her — drew widespread criticism, with many Democratic lawmakers calling it witness intimidation and some Republicans distancing themselves from the president’s scorched-earth tactics even as they pushed back against the Democrats’ charge.

Yovanovitch called the tweets “very intimidating.”

Washington — The embassy staffer in Kiev who overheard a top diplomat’s conversation with President Trump testified that the president inquired about the status of investigations into his rivals one day after his call with the president of Ukraine. David Holmes, an aide to the top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine, told the committees leading the impeachment probe that he overheard Mr. Trump asking EU Ambassador Gordon Sondland about the Ukrainian president’s willingness to carry out investigations. 

“”So, he’s gonna do the investigation?” referring to Ukrainian president Volodmyr Zelensky. “He’s gonna do it,” replied Sondland, adding he’d do “anything you ask him to.”

Holmes said the phone call he heard occurred on July 26, the day after the conversation at the center at the impeachment probe, according to a copy of Holmes’ opening statement obtained by CBS News. Holmes said he was sitting near Sondland at a restaurant in Kiev and could overhear the call.

Holmes also said in his opening statement that he asked Sondland about Mr. Trump’s views on Ukraine. “I asked Ambassador Sondland if it was true that the President did not ‘give a s—t about Ukraine.'” Holmes said that “Sondland agreed that the President did not ‘give a s—t about Ukraine'” and that he only cares about “big stuff” like the “Biden investigation.”

Read Holmes’ statement in full below. 

I. Introduction

My name is David Holmes, and I am a career Foreign Service Officer with the Department of State. Since August 2017, I have been the Political Counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv, Ukraine. While it is an honor to appear before you, I want to make clear that I did not seek this opportunity to testify today. You have determined that I may have something of value to these proceedings, and it is therefore my obligation to appear and tell you what I know. Indeed, Secretary Pompeo stated last week, “I hope everyone who testifies will go do so truthfully, accurately. When they do, the oversight role will have been performed, and I think American will come to see what took place here.” That is my goal today: to testify truthfully and accurately to enable you to perform that role. And to that end, I have hurriedly put together this statement over the past couple days to describe as best I can my recollection of events that may be relevant to this matter.

II. Background

I have spent my entire professional life serving my country as a Foreign Service Officer. Prior to my current post in Kyiv, Ukraine, I served at the Embassy of Moscow, Russia as Deputy and Internal Unit Chief in the Political Section, and before that as Senior Energy Officer in the Economics Section. In Washington, I served on the National Security Council staff as Director for Afghanistan and as Special Assistant to the Under Secretary of State. My prior overseas assignments include New Delhi, India; Kabul, Afghanistan; Bogotá, Colombia; and Pristina, Kosovo. I am a graduate of Pomona College in Claremont, California and received graduate degrees in international affairs from the University of St. Andrews (Scotland) and Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.

As the Political Counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv, I lead the Political Section covering Ukraine’s domestic politics, foreign policy, and conflict diplomacy, and serve as the senior policy and political adviser to the Ambassador. The job of an embassy political counselor is to gather information about the host country’s internal politics, foreign relations, and security policies, report back to Washington, represent U.S. policies to foreign contacts, and advise the Ambassador on policy development and implementation.

In this role, I am a senior member of the Embassy’s Country Team and continually involved in addressing issues as they arise. I am also called upon to take notes in meetings involving the Ambassador or visiting senior U.S. officials with Ukrainian counterparts, particularly within the Ukrainian Presidential Administration. For this reason, I have been present in many meetings with President Zelenskyy and his administration, some of which may be germane to this inquiry. Other issues that may be relevant to this inquiry, including energy and the justice sector, did not fall under my specific portfolio and I was not the expert, but I followed those issues inasmuch as they had a political component. While I am Political Counselor at the Embassy, it is important to note that I am not a political appointee or engaged in U.S. politics in any way. It is not my job to cover or advise on U.S. politics. On the contrary, I am an apolitical foreign policy professional and my job is to focus on the politics of the country in which I serve so that we can better understand the local landscape and better advance U.S. national interests there. I joined the Foreign Service through an apolitical, merit-based process under the George W. Bush administration and I have proudly served administrations of both parties and worked for their appointees, both political and career.

III. Service in Ukraine Prior to Zelenskyy’s Inauguration

I arrived in Kyiv to take up my assignment as Political Counselor in August 2017, a year after Ambassador Yovanovitch received her appointment. From August 2017 until her removal from Post in May 2019, I was Ambassador Yovanovitch’s chief policy advisor and developed a deep respect for her dedication, determination, and professionalism. 

During this time, we worked together closely, speaking multiple times per day, and I accompanied Ambassador Yovanovitch to many of her meetings with senior Ukrainian counterparts. I was also the note-taker for senior U.S. visitors with President Poroshenko, who I met at least a dozen times. 

Our work in Ukraine focused on three pillars addressing peace and security, economic growth and reform, and anti-corruption and rule of law. These pillars match the three consistent priorities of the Ukrainian people since 2014 as measured in public opinion polling, namely, an end to the conflict with Russia that restores national unity and territorial integrity, responsible economic policies that deliver European standards of growth and opportunity, and effective and impartial rule of law institutions that deliver justice in cases of high-level official corruption. 

Our efforts on this third pillar merit special mention because it was during Ambassador Yovanovitch’s tenure that we achieved the hard-fought passage of law establishing an independent anti-corruption court to try corruption cases brought by the National Anti-corruption Bureau (NABU), another independent institution established with U.S. support. 

These efforts strained Ambassador Yovanovitch’s relationship with President Poroshenko and some of this allies, including Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko, who resisted fully empowering truly independent anti-corruption institutions that would help ensure that no Ukrainians, however powerful, were above the law. However, the Ambassador and the Embassy kept pushing anti-corruption and the other pillars of our policy toward Ukraine. 

Beginning in March 2019, the situation at the Embassy and in Ukraine changed dramatically. Specifically, our diplomatic policy that had been focused on supporting Ukrainian democratic reform and resistance to Russian aggression became overshadowed by a political agenda being promoted by Rudy Giuliani and cadre of officials operating with a direct channel to the White House. That change began with the emergence of press reports critical of Ambassador Yovanovitch and machinations by Mr. Lutsenko and others to discredit her. In mid-March 2019, an Embassy colleague learned from a Ukrainian colleague that Mr. Lutsenko had complained that Ambassador Yovanovitch had “destroyed him” with her refusal to support him until he followed through with his reform commitment and ceased using his position for personal gain. In retaliation, Mr. Lutsenko made a series of unsupported allegations against Ambassador Yovanovitch, mostly suggesting that Ambassador Yovanovitch improperly used the Embassy to advance the Democrats’ political interests. Mr. Lutsenko claimed that the Embassy had ordered NABU to investigate the former head of Ukraine’s tax service solely because the former head was the main Ukrainian contact of the Republican Party and of President Trump personally. Mr. Lutsenko also claimed that the Embassy had pressured former Prosecutor General Shokin to engineer the closing of the case against former Minister of Ecology Zlochevsky because of the connection between his company Burisma and former Vice President Biden’s son. Mr. Lutsenko said that after Ambassador Yovanovitch’s posting in Kyiv, she would face “serious problems” in the United States.

Embassy colleagues also heard from a reporter that Mr. Lutsenko had made additional unsupported claims against Ambassador Yovanovitch, including that she had allegedly given him a “do not prosecute list” containing the names of her supposed allies, an allegation that the State Department called an “outright fabrication,” and that Mr. Lutsenko later retracted. Mr. Lutsenko also alleged he never received $4.4 million in U.S. funds intended for his office. Finally, he alleged that there was a tape of the current head of NABU saying he was trying to help Hillary Clinton win the 2016 election. Public opinion polls in Ukraine indicated that Ukrainians generally did not believe Mr. Lutsenko’s allegations, and on March 22, President Poroshenko issued a statement in support of Ambassador Yovanovitch.

Around this same time, the Ukrainian presidential election was approaching and Volodymyr Zelenskyy was surging in the polls, ahead of Mr. Lutsenko’s political ally, President Poroshenko. On April 20, I was present for Ambassador Yovanovitch’s third and final meeting with then-candidate Mr. Zelenskyy ahead of his landslide victory in the runoff election the next day. As in her two prior meetings that I also attended, they had an entirely cordial, pleasant conversation and signaled their mutual desire to work together.

On April 26, Ambassador Yovanovitch departed for consultations in Washington, DC, where she learned she would be recalled.  I did not know the details of her conversations in Washington until I read her deposition statement, but it was clear at the time that she was being removed early. The barrage of allegations directed at Ambassador Yovanovitch, a career ambassador, which included aggressive reporting against her in the U.S. media, is unlike anything I have seen in my professional career.

IV. Zelenskyy’s Inauguration, Rudy Giuliani and the “Three Amigos”

Following President-elect Zelenskyy’s victory, our attention in the Embassy focused on getting to know the incoming Zelenskyy administration and coordinating with Washington on preparations for the inauguration scheduled for May 20, the same day Ambassador Yovanovitch departed Post permanently. In early May, shortly after Mr. Giuliani cancelled a visit to Ukraine alleging Mr. Zelenskyy was “surrounded by enemies of the (U.S. President),” we learned that Vice President Pence no longer planned to lead the Presidential Delegation to the inauguration. The White House ultimately whittled back an initial proposed list for the official Presidential Delegation to the inauguration from over a dozen individuals to just five: Secretary Perry as its head, Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland, Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations Kurt Volker representing the State Department, National Security Council Director Alex Vindman representing the White House, and temporary acting Charge d’Affaires Joseph Pennington representing the Embassy. While Ambassador Sondland’s mandate as Ambassador to the European Union did not cover individual member states, let alone non-member countries like Ukraine, he made clear that he had direct and frequent access to President Trump and Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney, and portrayed himself as the conduit to the President and Mr. Mulvaney for the group. Secretary Perry, Ambassador Sondland, and Ambassador Volker later styled themselves the “Three Amigos, and made clear they would take the lead on coordinating our policy and engagement with the Zelenskyy Administration.

Around the same time, I became aware that Mr. Giuliani, a private lawyer, was taking a direct role in Ukrainian diplomacy. On April 25, Ivan Bakanov, who was Mr. Zelenskyy’s childhood friend, campaign chair, and ultimately appointed head of the Security Services of Ukraine, indicated to me privately he had been contacted by “someone named Giuliani who said he was an advisor to the Vice President.” I reported Mr. Bakanov’s message to Deputy Assistant Secretary of State George Kent. Over the following months, it became apparent that Mr. Giuliani was having a direct influence on the foreign policy agenda that the Three Amigo were executing on the ground in Ukraine. In fact, at one point during a preliminary meeting of the inauguration Delegation, someone wondered aloud about why Mr. Giuliani was so active in the media with respect to Ukraine. My recollection is that Ambassador Sondland stated, “Dammit Rudy. Every time Rudy gets involved he goes and f—s everything up.”

The inauguration took place on May 20, and I took notes in the delegation’s meeting with President Zelenskyy. During the meeting, Secretary Perry passed President Zelenskyy a list of “people he trusts” from whom Zelenskyy could seek advice on energy sector reform, which was the topic of subsequent meeting between Secretary Perry and key Ukrainian energy-sector contacts, from which Embassy personnel were excluded by Secretary Perry’s staff.On May 23, Ambassador Volker, Ambassador Sondland, Secretary Perry, and Senator Ron Johnson (who had also attended the inauguration, though not in the official delegation) returned to the United States and briefed President Trump. On May 29, President Trump signed a congratulatory letter to President Zelenskyy, which included an invitation to visit the White House at an unspecified date.

It is important to understand that a White House visit was critical to President Zelenskyy. He needed to demonstrate U.S. support at the highest levels both to advance his ambitious anti-corruption agenda at home, and to encourage Russian President Vladimir Putin to take seriously President Zelenskyy’s peace efforts. President Zelenskyy’s team immediately began pressing to set a date for a visit. President Zelenskyy and senior members of his team made clear they wanted President Zelenskyy’s first overseas trip to be to Washington to send a strong signal of Western support, and requested a call with President Trump as soon as possible. We at the Embassy also believed that a meeting was critical to the success of President Zelenskyy’s administration and its reform agenda, and we worked hard to get in arranged.

When President Zelenskyy’s team did not receive an affirmative reply, they made plans for President Zelenskyy’s first overseas trip to be to Brussels, in part to attend an American Independence Day event that Ambassador Sondland hosted on June 4. Ambassador Sondland hosted a dinner in President Zelenskyy’s honor following the reception, which included President Zelenskyy, Jared Kushner, Ulrich Brechbuhl, Federica Mogherini, and comedian Jay Leno, among others. In the week leading up to the event, Ambassador Sondland, Secretary Perry, and Secretary Perry’s staff were taking a very active and unconventional role in formulating our priorities for the new Zelenskyy Administration and personally reaching out to President Zelenskyy and his senior team.

V. Ambassador Taylor and an Oval Office Meeting

Ambassador Bill Taylor arrived in Kyiv as Charge d’Affaires on June 17. For the next month, a focus of our activities – along with the Three Amigos – was to coordinate a White House visit, and to that end we were working with the Ukrainians to deliver things we thought President Trump might care about, such as commercial deals benefitting the United States. Ambassador Taylor reported that Secretary Pompeo had told him prior to his arrival in Kyiv, “We need to work on turning the President around on Ukraine.” Ambassador Volker told us the next five years (i.e. President Zelenskyy’s term) could hang on what could be accomplished in the next three months.

Within a week or two, it became apparent that the energy sector reforms, commercial deals, and anti-corruption efforts on which we were making progress were not making a dent in terms of persuading the White House to schedule a meeting between the presidents. On June 27, Ambassador Sondland told Ambassador Taylor in a phone conversation (the gist of which Ambassador Taylor shared with me at the time) that President Zelenskyy needed to make clear to President Trump that President Zelenskyy was not standing in the way of “investigations.” I understood that this was referring to the Burisma/Biden investigations that Mr. Giuliani and his associates had been speaking about in the media since March. While Ambassador Taylor did not brief me on every detail of his communications with the Three Amigos, he did tell me that on a June 28 call with President Zelenskyy, Ambassador Taylor, and the Three Amigos, it was made clear that some action on a Burisma/Biden investigation was a precondition for an Oval Office meeting. We became concerned that even if a meeting could occur it would not go well, and I discussed with Embassy colleagues whether we should stop seeking a meeting together.

VI. The Freezing of Security Assistance  

I was present in the Embassy conference room for the National Security Council secure video conference call July 18 when an Office of Management and Budget staff members surprisingly announced the hold on Ukraine security assistance near the end of an almost two-hour meeting. The official said the order had come from the President and had been conveyed to OMB by Mr. Mulvaney with no further explanation. This began a week or so of efforts by various agencies to identify the rationale for the freeze, conduct a review of the assistance, and to reaffirm the unanimous view of the Ukraine policy community of its importance. NSC counterparts affirmed that there had been no change in our Ukraine policy, but could not determine the cause of the hold or how to lift it. While I am now aware of testimony regarding discussions between Ambassador Taylor, Ambassador Volker, and the Three Amigos on July 19-20, I was not aware of those discussions at the time.

VII. July 26 Meetings and Ambassador Sondland Call to the President

On July 25, President Trump made a congratulatory phone call to President Zelenskyy, after his party won a commanding majority in Ukraine’s parliamentary election. Contrary to standard procedure, the Embassy received no readout of the call, and I was unaware of what was discussed until the transcript was released September 25. Upon reading the transcript, I was deeply disappointed to see that the President raised none of what I understood to be our inter-agency agreed upon foreign policy priorities in Ukraine and instead raised the Biden/Burisma investigation and referred to the theory of Crowd strike, which was supposedly connected to Ukraine and allegedly played a role in the 206 election.The next day, July 26, 2019, I attended meetings at the Presidential Administration Building in Kyiv with Ambassador Taylor, Ambassador Volker, and Ambassador Sondland and took notes during those meetings.

We first had a meeting with Andriy Bohdan, the Chief of Staff to President Zelenskyy. The meeting was brief, as Mr. Bohdan had already been summoned by President Zelenskyy to prepare for a subsequent broader meeting, but he did say that President Trump had expressed interest during the previous day’s phone call in President Zelenskyy’s personnel decisions related to the Prosecutor General’s Office.

The delegation then met with President Zelenskyy and several other senior officials. During the meeting, President Zelenskyy stated that during the July 25 call, President Trump had “three times” raised “some very sensitive issues,” and that he would have to follow up on those issues when they met “in person.” Not having received a readout of the July 25 call, I did not know what those sensitive issues were.

After meeting with President Zelenskyy, Ambassador Volker and Ambassador Taylor quickly left the Presidential Administration Building for a trip to the front lines. Ambassador Sondland, who was to fly out that afternoon, stayed behind to have a meeting with Andriy Yermak, a top aide to President Zelenskyy.

As I was leaving the meeting with President Zelenskyy, I was told to join the meeting with Ambassador Sondland and Mr. Yermak as note-taker. I had not expected to join that meeting and was a flight of stairs behind Ambassador Sondland as he headed to meet with Mr. Yermak. When I reached Mr. Yermak’s office, Ambassador Sondland had already gone in. I explained to Mr. Yermak’s assistant that I was supposed to join the meeting as the Embassy’s representative and strongly urged her to let me in, but she told me that that Ambassador Sondland and Mr. Yermak had insisted that the meeting be one-on-one, with no note-taker. I then waited in the anteroom until the meeting ended, along with a member of Ambassador Sondland’s staff and a member of the U.S. Embassy Kyiv staff.

When the meeting ended, the two staffers and I accompanied Ambassador Sondland out of the Presidential Administration Building and to the embassy vehicle. Ambassador Sondland said that he wanted to go to lunch. I told Ambassador Sondland that I would be happy to join if he wanted to brief me on his meeting with Mr. Yermak or discuss other issues, and Ambassador Sondland said that I should join. The two staffers joined for lunch as well.

The four of us went to a nearby restaurant and sat on an outdoor terrace. I sat directly across from Ambassador Sondland and the two staffers sat off to our sides. At first, the lunch was largely social. Ambassador Sondland selected a bottle of wine that he shared among the four of us, and we discussed topics such as marketing strategies for his hotel business.

I heard Ambassador Sondland greet the President and explain that he was calling from Kyiv. I heard President Trump then clarify that Ambassador Sondland was in Ukraine. Ambassador Sondland replied, yes, he was in Ukraine, and went on to state that President Zelenskyy “loves your ass.” I then heard President Trump ask, “So, he’s gonna do the investigation?” Ambassador Sondland replied that “he’s gonna do it,” adding that President Zelenskyy will do “anything you ask him to.” Even though I did not take notes of these statements, I have a clear recollection that these statements were made. I believe that my colleagues who were sitting at the table also knew that Ambassador Sondland was speaking with the President.

The conversation then shifted to Ambassador Sondland’s efforts, on behalf of the President, to assist a rapper who was jailed in Sweden, and I could only hear Ambassador Sondland’s side of that part of the conversation. Ambassador Sondland told the President that the rapper was “kind of f—-d there,” and “should have pled guilty.” He recommended that the President “wait until after the sentencing or it will make it worse,” adding that the President should “let him get sentenced, play the racism card, give him a ticker-tape when he comes home.” Ambassador Sondland further told the President that Sweden “should have released him on your word,” but that “you can tell the Kardashians you tried.”

After the call ended, Ambassador Sondland remarked that the President was in a bad mood, as Ambassador Sondland stated was often the case early in the morning. I then took the opportunity to ask Ambassador Sondland for his candid impression of the President’s views on Ukraine. In particular, I asked Ambassador Sondland if it was true that the President did not “give a s—t about Ukraine.” Ambassador Sondland agreed that the President did not “give a s—t about Ukraine.” I asked why not, and Ambassador Sondland stated that the President only cares about “big stuff.” I noted that there was “big stuff” going on in Ukraine, like a war with Russia, and Ambassador Sondland replied that he meant “big stuff” that benefits the President, like the “Biden investigation” that Mr. Giuliani was pushing. The conversation then moved on to other topics.

Upon returning to the Embassy, I immediately told the Deputy Chief of Mission and others at the Embassy about the call with the President and my conversation with Ambassador Sondland. I also emailed an Embassy official in Sweden regarding the issue with the U.S. rapper that was discussed on the call.

July 26 was my last day in the office ahead of a planned vacation that ended on August 6. After returning to the Embassy, I told Ambassador Taylor about the July 26 call. I also repeatedly referred to the call and conversation with Ambassador Sondland in meetings and conversations where the issue of the President’s interest in Ukraine was potentially relevant. At that time, Ambassador Sondland’s statement of the President’s lack of interest in Ukraine was of particular focus. We understood that in order to secure a meeting between President Trump and President Zelenskyy, we would have to work hard to find a way to explain Ukraine’s importance to President Trump in terms that he found compelling. 

VIII. Lifting the Hold on Security Assistance

Over the ensuing weeks, we continued to try to identify ways to frame the importance of Ukraine in ways that would appeal to the President, and to try to move forward on the scheduling of a White House visit by President Zelenskyy. On July 28, while President Trump was still not moving forward with a meeting with President Zelenskyy, he met with Russian President Putin at the G20 Summit in Osaka, Japan, sending a further signal of lack of support for Ukraine.

Shortly thereafter, on August 27, Ambassador Bolton visited Ukraine and brought welcome news that President Trump had agreed to meet President Zelenskyy on September 1 in Warsaw. I took notes in Ambassador Bolton’s meeting with President Zelenskyy and Chief of Staff Mr. Bohdan. Ambassador Bolton told Mr. Bohdan that the meeting between the presidents in Warsaw would be “crucial to cementing their relationship.”

Between meetings that day, I heard Ambassador Bolton express to Ambassador Taylor and National Security Council Senior Director Tim Morrison his frustration about Mr. Giuliani’s influence with the President, making clear there was nothing he could do about it. He recommended that new Prosecutor General Ruslan Ryaboshapka, who would replace Mr. Lutsenko, open a channel with Attorney General Barr in place of Mr. Yermak’s channel with Mr. Giuliani. He also expressed frustration about Ambassador Sondland’s expansive interpretation of his mandate, musing that he should ask his staff to confirm that the mandate of the U.S. Ambassador to the European Union was limited to the European Union and had no authority with the individual member states, let alone non-members like Ukraine. Ambassador Bolton further indicated the hold on security assistance would not be lifted prior to the Warsaw meeting, where it would hang on whether President Zelenskyy was able to “favorably impress” President Trump.

President Trump ultimately pulled out of the Warsaw trip, so the hold remained in place with no clear means to get it lifted. After the trip was cancelled, Ambassador Taylor also told me that Ambassador Bolton recommended that Ambassador Taylor send a first-person cable to Secretary Pompeo articulating the importance of the security assistance. At Ambassador Taylor’s direction, I drafted and transmitted the cable August 29, which further attempted to explain Ukraine’s importance and the importance of the security assistance to U.S. national security.

During this time, we were still trying to appeal to President Trump in foreign policy and national security terms. By this point, however, my clear impression was that the security assistance hold was likely intended by the President either to express dissatisfaction that the Ukrainians had not yet agreed to the Burisma/Biden investigations or as an effort to increase the pressure on them to do so. I have since read in Ambassador Taylor’s testimony an account of a meeting in Warsaw in which Ambassador Sondland told Mr. Yermak (according to Mr. Morrison) that the security assistance freeze would not be lifted until President Zelenskyy committed to the Burisma/Biden investigation. I have also read Ambassador Taylor’s testimony about the text exchange and phone call between Ambassador Taylor and Ambassador Sondland in which Ambassador Sondland admitted that “everything” was dependent on such an announcement and that President Trump wanted President Zelenskyy “in a public box.”

On September 5, I took notes at Senator Johnson and Senator Chris Murphy’s meeting with President Zelenskyy in Kyiv. President Zelenskyy asked about the security assistance. Although both Senators stressed bipartisan Congressional support for Ukraine, Senator Johnson cautioned President Zelenskyy that President Trump has a negative view of Ukraine and that President Zelenskyy would have a difficult time overcoming it. Senator Johnson further explained that he was “shocked” by President Trump’s negative reaction during an Oval Office meeting on May 23, when he and the Three Amigos proposed that President Trump meet President Zelenskyy and show support for Ukraine.

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I was not aware until I read Ambassador Taylor’s testimony of the various exchanges on September 7-8 about President Trump apparently insisting that President Zelenskyy personally go to a microphone and say he was opening investigations of the Bidens and 2016 election interference, or Mr. Yermak’s message to Ambassador Sondland that President Zelenskyy was prepared to make a statement on CNN. However, Amabssador Taylor did tell me on September 8 “now they’re insisting Zelenskyy commit to the investigation in an interview with CNN.” I was surprise the requirement was so specific and concrete. While we had advised our Ukrainian counterparts to voice a commitment to following the rule of law and generally to investigating credible corruption allegations, this was a demand that President Zelenskyy personally commit to a specific investigation of President Trump’s political rival on a cable news channel.

Also on September 13, following a meeting with President Zelenskyy in his private office in which I took notes, Ambassador Taylor and I ran into Mr. Yermak on the way out. When Ambassador Taylor again stressed the importance of staying out of U.S. politics and said he hoped no interview was planned, Mr. Yermak shrugged in resignation and did not answer, as if to indicate they had no choice. In short, everyone thought there was going to be an interview, and that the Ukrainians believed they had to do it. The interview ultimately did not occur.

On September 21, Ambassador Taylor and I collaborated on input he sent to Mr. Morrison to brief President Trump ahead of a September 25 meeting that had been scheduled with President Zelenskyy in New York on the margins of the UN General Assembly. The transcript of the July 25 call was released the same day. As of today, I still have not seen a readout of the September 25 meeting.

As the current impeachment inquiry has progressed, I have followed press reports and reviewed the statements of Ambassador Taylor and Ambassador Yovanovitch. Based on my experience in Ukraine, my recollection is generally consistent with their testimony and I believed that the relevant facts were therefor being laid out for the American people. However, in the last week or so, I read press reports expressing for the first time that certain senior officials may have been acting without the President’s knowledge in their dealings and suggesting that the only evidence being elicited at the hearings was “hearsay.” I came to realize I had first-hand knowledge regarding certain events on July 26 that had not otherwise been reported, and that those events potentially bore on the question of whether the President did, in fact, have knowledge that those officials were using the levers of our diplomatic power to induce the new Ukrainian President to announce the opening of a particular criminal investigation. It is at that point that I made the observation to Ambassador Taylor that the incident I had witnessed had acquired greater significance, which is what he reported in his testimony earlier this week.

IX. Conclusion

I would like to take a moment to turn back to Ukraine. Next week marks six year since throngs of pro-Western Ukrainians spontaneously gathered on Kyiv’s Independence Square to launch what became known as the Revolution of Dignity. While the protests began in opposition to a turn toward Russia and away from the West, they expanded over three months to reject the entire corrupt, repressive system that the President oversaw and ultimately led to his flight from Ukraine to Russia. Those events were followed by Russia’s occupation of Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula and invasion of Ukraine’s eastern Donbas region, masterminding an ensuing war that, to date, has cost Ukraine almost 14,000 lives. Over the past five years they have rebuilt a shattered economy, adhered to a peace process, and moved economically and socially closer to the West – toward our way of life.

Earlier this year, large majorities of Ukrainians again chose a fresh start by voting for a political newcomer as president, replacing 80 percent of their parliament, and endorsing a platform consistent with our democratic values, reform priorities, and strategic interests. This year’s revolution at the ballot box underscores that, despite its imperfections, Ukraine is a genuine and vibrant democracy and an example to over post-Soviet countries and beyond – from Moscow to Hong Kong.

How we respond to this historic opportunity will set the trajectory of our relationship with Ukraine and our position on core principles central to our vital national interests for years to come. Ukrainians want to hear a clear and unambiguous reaffirmation that our long-standing, bipartisan policy of strong support for Ukraine remains unchanged and that we fully back it at the highest levels. Vice President Pence said after his meeting with President Zelenskyy in Warsaw, “The U.S.-Ukraine relationship has never been stronger.” Ukrainians and their new government earnestly want to believe that.Ukrainians cherish their bipartisan American support that has sustained their Euro-Atlantic aspirations, and they recoil at the thought of playing a role in U.S. domestic politics or elections. At a time of shifting allegiances and rising competitors in the world, we have no better friend than Ukraine – a scrappy, unbowed, determined and above all dignified people who are standing up against Russian authoritarianism and aggression. We are now at an inflection point in Ukraine, and it is critical to our national security that we stand in strong support of our Ukrainian partners. Ukrainians and freedom-loving people everywhere are watching the example we set of democracy and the rule of law.

Thank you, I am happy to answer any questions.     

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