Pee Pee Tape intel chatter picked up three hours before Donald Trump’s DOJ statement about leaks

Sometime after 9:00pm eastern time, Donald Trump’s Department of Justice put out a brief three sentence press release whose sole purpose was to ask the American public to ignore any leaks to the media that might be coming from foreign intelligence communities. But what stands out is the intel community chatter that picked up roughly three hours before the press release went out.

For instance political insider Claude Taylor – whose inside sources have correctly predicted Trump Russia grand juries and other events – posted the following: “A lot of us are hearing similar chatter-that a certain US ally has a ‘compromising’ tape of Trump and is debating if/when/how to release it.” (link). Taylor posted this at 6:46pm eastern time, hours before Trump’s DOJ sent the press release.

So it’s not as if this sudden online buzz around the mythical “Pee Pee Tape” is mere speculation as a result of the DOJ press release. Instead, intel community chatter about the compromising tape surfaced online first, and only then did Trump’s camp put out the statement begging the public to ignore any foreign leaks to the U.S. media. So it sounds a lot like the Trump administration heard the same foreign intel community buzz that political insiders heard, and believes that something is indeed about to be leaked.

So now we wait to see what the European or other foreign intel communities have up their sleeve that’s got the Donald Trump administration panicking, and precisely when they’ll end up releasing it. Tonight’s late-night and seemingly rushed press release suggests that the Trump team fears it come as soon as tomorrow morning. But it’s important to keep in mind that these kinds of things almost never seem to adhere to a predicted schedule. However, we can count on it being something that Trump fears will be devastating to himself. If you’re a regular reader, feel free to support Palmer Report

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  1. Smorgan on June 16, 2017 at 12:59 am

    You have to wonder about the timing of this…. Considering the Senate just voted to keep Drumpf from easing Russian sanctions on his own. Perhaps Putin no longer has a reason to hold back?

    • Karen Silver on June 16, 2017 at 6:13 am

      It may be a tad disconcerting but what he did to prevent release is far worse. He needs to resign with dignity.

    • mitch on June 16, 2017 at 7:50 am

      My thoughts exactly-

    • Paul Sorrells on June 16, 2017 at 11:59 am

      I agree. Back on March 21st on Chris Matthews Hardball program, Matthew Rosenberg of the New York Times told Chris something Chris didn’t know, that someone was shopping around Europe the Pee Pee Tape…and then within hours Rep. Devin Nunes gets a call, with him jumping out of a car, disappearing into the night, ending up at the White House in a SCIF, and all else that followed from Nunes. Of course, Putin has a history of smearing people with “compromising” hotel-prostitutes video footage. Putin reportedly was behind a video attacking a Russian prosecutor going after him years ago, even though the grainy footage could have been but might not have been of the prosecutor with some young female Russian prostitutes.

      And then there was Putin’s strange comment after the Steele dossier came out, and the Pee Pee Tape item was listed. Putin said that Russia has the best prostitutes in the world.

      • arias on June 18, 2017 at 2:04 pm

        If the tape were anywhere close to legit that Rosenberg mentioned, it’s hard to understand why it wasn’t purchased and published. There are US tabloid press outlets that would easily pay six figures should it actually be of a quality where you can easily make out the identity of Trump and the actions of the Russian hookers.

    • arias on June 17, 2017 at 4:22 pm

      Yeah but it still has to pass the House and override his possible veto before it becomes codified. So unless and until that happens this was mostly a symbolic gesture demonstrating rare bipartisan unity should Trump decide to try and covertly undermine sanctions. The Senate won’t let it happen without a fight.

  2. JOEL W ARNOLD on June 16, 2017 at 1:16 am

    The most attended/viewed press conference in history will be the 1st one after “Urine Trouble Trump” hits our TV screens. I can see the reporters laughing hilariously throughout! If this does come out, I’ll reconsider my atheist roots, because only a vengeful God could wrought such retribution on Trump for his wicked life.

    • Coda on June 16, 2017 at 8:46 am

      God wouldn’t do that, but Donald Trump would do it to himself. And it looks more and more like he has.

    • RexCraigo on June 16, 2017 at 10:52 am

      I may make the same reconsideration. Plus, it would be the greatest thing in the history of the world.

    • Pence is complicit on June 16, 2017 at 10:15 pm

      lol. I

  3. Michael Baer on June 16, 2017 at 1:37 am

    There would be no need for the DOJ announcement if Trump was innocent of the pee-pee encounter.
    Rosenstein is screwed. Did he write it under Trump’s direction? Did someone fake it under his name? Either way, how can he stay on?

    • Bill Palmer on June 16, 2017 at 1:39 am

      Those are all good questions.

      • Karen on June 16, 2017 at 7:09 am

        Thanks, Bill. I’m sitting at my desk at 4:06 a.m. and go first to your newsletter so I can find out what I missed after 9 pm. My husband just got re-employed …and I’m working part-time…but you can be sure we will donate asap. I’ve sent your newsletter far and wide. Thank you. Oh…and congrats on being blocked by Jared. Probably a good thing knowing where he’s headed. I’m under no illusion that any of these blokes w/ serve time, but it may be a pivotal point in changing the directions of their lives. Sigh…maybe I’m too optimistic. chuckle.
        Thanks for keeping me grounded w/ your surmisings and reportings. It would be a rougher road w/ out your work.

      • Quatchi McDethspud on June 16, 2017 at 10:44 am

        We want Rosenstein to stay on because otherwise Trump will use whoever replaces him to fire Mueller.

        Rod did this at Trump’s behest in order to avoid giving him a legitimate reason to fire him (disobeying orders)

    • Bela on June 16, 2017 at 7:59 am

      It’s an attention drawing flag.
      I wonder if Rosenstein is about to recuse . . . who is next in line at DOJ for all things Russian.

    • Luigi's Catnip on June 16, 2017 at 12:01 pm

      I can’t figure out where Rosenstein is in all this. Good guy, bad guy or — -two-timing weasel. His memo criticizing Comey’s treatment of Hillary puts him in the category of 1) dupe 2) Trump enabler 3) someone playing both sides waiting to see which way the wind blows. His appointment of Mueller says he’ll do the right thing if pushed. Now this latest memo is a mystery. Clearly something is coming down the pike. But who wrote the memo. If it was “forged,” he must resign in protest. If not, he’s carrying water for Trump again. I give up!

      • arias on June 17, 2017 at 4:42 pm

        My read is that he recognized the err he made in writing the initial memo and he sought to mitigate the damage to this reputation by the appointment of Mueller. I think he’s now trying to play things by the book, but Quatchi is right, we don’t want Rosenstein to recuse himself at this point now that he’s testified before congress that he won’t fire Mueller without cause, even if Trump tells him to.

        The 3rd in line to take over would be Rachel Brand, a noted conservative and past contributor to GOP candidates. That doesn’t automatically mean she’d be willing to fire Mueller on Trump’s direction, but just the uncertainty of not knowing whether she’d be more sympathetic to scuttling the investigation or susceptible to political pressures created by Trump’s partisan tantrums means I’d much rather Rosenstein not recuse himself, even though it might be inevitable given he’s a primary witness in any obstruction investigation.

      • B.B. Nuttiyahue on June 17, 2017 at 10:44 pm

        Follow the hush money

  4. Claudia on June 16, 2017 at 2:06 am

    This should be interesting!

  5. Mike on June 16, 2017 at 3:02 am

    Please let this happen. Soon!

  6. carol green on June 16, 2017 at 3:11 am

    Could the leaker have been released by Israel? They have a bone to pick.

  7. Brian K Jones on June 16, 2017 at 3:54 am

    Remember his denial THAT TRUMP WILLINGLY GAVE to Comey W/O BEING ASKED BY CONEY about him dealing with “hookers in Russia”? I wonder if there’s a tape out there that shows exactly that. Melania might move out as fast as she moved in LOL!

  8. Brian K Jones on June 16, 2017 at 4:12 am

    Remember his denial THAT TRUMP WILLINGLY GAVE to Comey W/O BEING ASKED BY COMEY about him dealing with “hookers in Russia”? I wonder if there’s a tape out there that shows exactly that. Melania might move out as fast as she moved in LOL!

  9. Garry Bryan on June 16, 2017 at 5:25 am

    I can see why Melania wanted to distance herself from Donny Boy after hearing of the disgusting sexual mores of her Cheater in Chief. . .

  10. Mick Burke on June 16, 2017 at 6:08 am

    If you ever find yourself in a Russian hotel suite with Trump, I think it’s important to remember that Trump gets two hookers while everyone else gets just the one.

  11. Ben Cox on June 16, 2017 at 7:00 am

    The Republicans have an agenda, 45 is their puppet,-put in place to be their spearhead against everything President Obama corrected while in office. Now 45 and the Republicans plan to disrupt the freedom of Americans with plans to visit CUBA! Their friend Putin has already started planning to support Cuba and install a military base! Do you think this has been the Republican plan all along? As Sessions, Tillerson, the Trumps, and probably many more in the current fascist regime start floating to the top, like turds on the Black Sea, see their subversive plans to hijack the United States of America dissipate in the light of a just and righteous investigation! Let truth keep America free! (TheBen)

  12. Gindy51 on June 16, 2017 at 7:44 am

    Better buy popcorn futures again…

  13. Francis on June 16, 2017 at 8:28 am

    Previous comment/speculation by me: “”This MAY point to an option we have so far neglected: that at some point in time #Vladimir #Putin may decide #Trump (and his Administration) are no longer an asset, but a liability””
    Now let’s go a step back: LESS than 48 hours ago the Senate handed Donny his head on a Silver Platter in a 92 – 2 confirmation of Russian Sanctions and removing his freedom to act on the issue!
    Would the Senate effectively #Neutering #Trump on a Half-Trillion Dollar Oil-deal be enough argument for #Putin to decide DJT truly is no #ASSET any more?
    And it is then a pure coincidence that just 24 hours later the infamous “leak of leaking” (in a manner of speaking!) starts??
    Methinks there is something fishy in the Strait of Denmark as the expression goes, and it is not a red herring, rather a false flag operation!

  14. Francis on June 16, 2017 at 8:32 am

    Remember Putin jokingly offer Political Asylum to Comey? Is it too far-fetched he was really hinting at Trump and his cronies it is time to go? I have jokingly suggested MAGA-dan Oblast in Eastern Siberia 🙂

  15. Kubera on June 16, 2017 at 8:58 am

    if it is the pee tape the headlines should be hilarious, personally I’d go with
    “Trump proves trickle down works”

  16. Patty Koch on June 16, 2017 at 9:48 am

    Why do we think Trump will be hurt by a pp tape?

    • Francis on June 17, 2017 at 2:28 am

      First: his ego does not allow for any ridicule, hence the Twitter accounts blocked by him.
      Second: It does not sit well with the “Family Values” crowd if you’re cavorting with prostitutes.
      Third: He’s rumored to be on the *receiving* end is it not? How does that jive with his Brand?
      Fourth: I doubt the Religious Fringe will be able to pass this off as Trump’s Baptism.

      And then there’s minor stuff, like politics, meetings with other heads of States etc etc…

      • Pam Dolan on June 17, 2017 at 7:10 pm

        I really doubt he was on the receiving end. More than likely, he peed on a woman.

        • Francis on June 18, 2017 at 2:38 pm

          Pam, does that in a way not prove my point? You really doubt he was the receiver… based on his persona I guess?

          We *know* his EGO would be wounded even by a mosquito: how utterly DESTROYED would he be if the girls were indeed giving him a Golden Shower?!

          Were that to happen he would need one of those “I’m so lovable they gave me a vest so I can hug myself” jacket! Mere sedation would not suffice.

      • Claudia on June 17, 2017 at 8:32 pm

        My thoughts going into over drive, there is something more to this tape to unnerved Trump, what if Putin was also in the tape?

        • Francis on June 18, 2017 at 2:44 pm

          Think for a second: the tapes were made in a Russian Hotel Room. No two ways about that: that was done by Russian Intelligence operatives. Now – that #DaftDonny is no longer an asset – the rumor is that the tapes will be leaked by a “friendly” Nation (UK is mentioned I believe). That HAS to be a “false flag operation”, the tapes originated in Russia!

          Now, how likely would it be those tapes would surface, *if* Putin had a Starring- or even Supporting role himself? 🙂

          • Claudia on June 18, 2017 at 8:57 pm

            Very likely.

    • Mare on June 17, 2017 at 8:07 am

      I’m betting the Evangelicals will still love him.

    • dave on June 17, 2017 at 12:33 pm

      the pp tape makes everything else in the steele dossier legitimate. but also the fact hes been denying it happenned for a long time! it wont destroy him with his 25% fanbase(they might even think its great) but it will with everyone else!

    • arias on June 17, 2017 at 4:48 pm

      Because he’s so consumed with convincing everyone that there’s no pee pee tape that should it be released to the public he would literally have an apoplectic stroke. Even if he were to survive a massive heart attack on that scale there’s a good chance he could spend the rest of his days in a persistent vegetative state.

    • Jeffrey Kawalek on June 17, 2017 at 5:53 pm

      Because if it DOES emerge, Dolt45’s head will explode. And I can’t wait to see how Sean Spicer Spins it!!!

  17. Mike Aplet on June 16, 2017 at 10:09 am

    Why would the Justice Department put out this memo? The Assistant Attorney General should not be acting as part of Trump’s legal defense team nor should they act as some kind of advance PR arm for the administration.

  18. Zephyr on June 16, 2017 at 10:39 am

    Leaks. That is all.

  19. Xavier McPherson on June 16, 2017 at 11:08 am

    Waiting for the leak … pun intended.

  20. Beryl on June 16, 2017 at 11:59 am

    Thanks, Bill. That explains Rosenstein’s mysterious press release about leaks from foreign officials. I’ve heard rumors the foreign ally is Great Britain. If this is about the pee pee tape, I hope it is released, since that seems the only part of the Steele dossier that really has repubs’ panties in a bunch and when referencing it, they always are allowed to call it, without challenge, “discredited”. Now they won’t have that defense and trumpsters will finally have to deal with reality.

    • arias on June 17, 2017 at 4:50 pm

      If Russians made a pee pee tape it’s hard to understand how the British would be in possession of it unless Putin decided to deliberately leak it by making it available through a cutout to British intel.

  21. Candace Love on June 16, 2017 at 12:20 pm

    The climax in the story is now approaching. Even with all the foreshadowing, it’s still going to be earth-shaking.

  22. Gloria Lalumia on June 16, 2017 at 2:48 pm

    The WaPo “cleared it up” that it is about U.S. officials, not foreign…

  23. Ana on June 16, 2017 at 4:09 pm

    What if it’s Russia that releases tapes?

  24. John L. Schindel on June 16, 2017 at 10:09 pm

    Pee Pee Tapes is the name of my new band!

  25. Pingy on June 16, 2017 at 10:30 pm

    Even if we don’t see any pee pee tapes, there could be other sex tapes on Trump. This is pure torture for Trump and it serves him right. Trump tormented, taunted and did everything he could to destroy Obama’s good name, but never delivered the goods on the Kenya birth certificate. So it doesn’t matter if there’s pee pee tapes or not… Just the idea that people might think Trump likes pee is what bothers him the most. And even if he’s sure there’s no pee tapes, he’ll always wonder if somebody filmed him surreptitiously. Maybe the world will get to see how small his hands really are!


  26. BillDee on June 17, 2017 at 7:05 am

    This is all ‘starting to’ PISS me off!!

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