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Day 497

Updated 5/31/2018 6:07 AM PDT

1/ Former acting FBI director Andrew McCabe wrote a confidential memo about a May 2017 conversation he had with Rod Rosenstein regarding the firing of James Comey. The memo says Trump originally asked Rosenstein to reference Russia in the public memo used to justify firing Comey. McCabe thought that seemed like evidence that Comey's firing was actually about the Russia investigation and that Rosenstein was helping to provide a cover story by writing about the Clinton investigation. (New York Times)

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You mean those same German luxury carmakers that have factories in the United States and employ tens of thousands of workers?

Is this to benefit the American carmakers that have been shipping manufacturing jobs off to Mexico?

I see this as sending a message to his friends: “don’t worry about campaign finance, corruption, or obstruction of justice crimes; I’ve got your back.” If these people have any sense of morals, they will decline the pardons. It’s not like Martha Stewart is suffering as a result of her past conviction.


It is another by-the-seat-of-his-pants move…on lining up other potential pardons who on the face of it, did break the law…and had to go to jail. The dangling of these pardons meant of course for T loyalists - see Manafort, Cohen not to cave to any possible sentencing, because they will get T’s pardon.

If Roy Cohn (T’s mentor) had this power, he surely would have done this…stuck it back to Justice, and tell them who’s running the show.

But to keep it on T’s level, both Blagojevich and Stewart were on The Apprentice, so he’s still in his reality TV head space. Kicking up controversy always.

See comments T made on the plane about who and why he’s intending to pardon…yup, Blagojevich and Martha Stewart.

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This audio recording of a conversation between a writer and Cohen speaks for itself. It portray’s Cohen’s style and tactics as a lawyer.


Illinois just became the 37th state to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment! 38 states are needed for ratification before appealing the deadline in Congress. The ERA was originally written by Alice Paul and Crystal Eastman. This constitutional amendment to forever protect women’s rights was introduced in Congress for the first time in 1923 and has been reintroduced in every session of Congress since.

Full text of the Amendment:

Section 1. Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.

Section 2. The Congress shall have the power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article.

Section 3. This amendment shall take effect two years after the date of ratification.


Mafiosa style… :frowning: