We are in the cross hairs of these kinds of threats…serious destabilization for all.
We are in the cross hairs of these kinds of threats…serious destabilization for all.
Robert Mueller subpoenaed Kristin Davis, the Manhattan Madam who went to prison and was connected to former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer.
Davis worked for former Trump aide Roger Stone for a decade, and had numerous interactions with Stone and Andrew Miller – who ran Davis’ campaign for Governor and who was subpoenaed by Mueller a month ago.
More T sex scandals are going to be discussed on BBC Panorama on Saturday, July 21st. And the BBC has been pursuing these scandals and already aired some reports (alleging there had been underage sex, but there is no evidence for it…)
Brace for more T mis-behavin information…which we know will have little to no effect on his adoring base.
The BBC first ran a 30-minute report dedicated to this notable query on Monday, July 9 – three days before Trump’s visit to England. Titled “Trump: Is the president a sex pest?” it focused on Trump’s relations with women in the 1980s and 1990s. Now, for those of us stateside who would like an answer of our own, the documentary is scheduled to premiere in the US and Canada on Saturday, July 21, at 10:30am EST, with another airing on Sunday afternoon.
The half-hour show features two women and a man who say they witnessed Trump’s behavior at parties in the ’80s and ’90s. One woman, Barbara Pilling — who has never spoken publicly before about Trump — said she met the president at a New York party in the late 1980s, where he questioned her over her age. When she responded 17, the president allegedly responded, “Oh, great. So you’re not too old and not too young. That’s just great.”
Foot soldier Mike Pompeo (Sec of State) is falling in line w/ Putin’s appearance this fall. Never ceases to amaze me.
Pompeo ‘hopeful’ Trump-Putin meeting happens in DC
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Friday that he’s “very hopeful” that President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet in Washington, D.C., this fall.
“Those conversations are incredibly important, we have our senior leaders meeting all across the world with people we have deep disagreements with,” Pompeo told reporters.
“It is incredibly valuable to the people of the United States of America that President Trump and President Putin continue to engage in dialogue to resolve the difficult issues that our countries face between each other,” he said.
"I think this makes enormous sense and I’m very hopeful that that meeting will take place this fall," he said.
Nine states with a history of racial discrimination are aggressively removing voters from the rolls, the Brennan Center for Justice says.
Nine states with a history of racial discrimination are more aggressively removing registered voters from their rolls than other states, according to a report released Friday.
After reviewing voter purges nationally from 2012 to 2016, the nonpartisan Brennan Center for Justice found that the mostly Southern jurisdictions that had once been required to get changes to voting policies pre-approved by the Justice Department had higher rates of purging than jurisdictions that were not previously subject to pre-clearance.
A key section of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, which was designed to protect minority voters from state disenfranchisement, was struck down by the Supreme Court in 2013, allowing states to begin making changes affecting voting without first getting federal approval.
What’s going on here?! Why do these articles from Bloomberg, Reuters, and NYT not reference the highly suspicious $500 million loan that China made to enable a Trump project just before Trump lifted the sanctions against China’s ZTE?
Doesn’t anyone in the media or in Congress care that Trump may have been paid off for lifting the ZTE sanctions? Nothing has been proven, but the timing is damning – is anyone investigating this? Why are these media outlets (who I normally trust) just ignoring what, on the face of it, could be a massive corruption scandal? Why is everyone in Congress ignoring it? – I can understand that Republicans want to sweep it under the rug, but where are the Democratic voices? It’s really odd that for the past month, this potential scandal has not been mentioned at all by anyone, anywhere. (For example, when I search on the pair of words “ZTE” and “Indonesia,” nothing pops up that is dated within the last month.) Is there something I’m missing?
Yes, Trump and China are now wrangling over tariffs, but couldn’t this “loans-made-for-lifting sanctions” thing be a side deal? Or even something that was being set up before things got ugly on trade?
Yes…looks and is very suspicious. It appears to be a sleight of hand move, hardly outside the perimeters of the law, but certainly without a moral compass at hand.
I googled ZTE…but within Committee to Investigate Russia and they tend to have hyper specific links to the Russia-T-Collusion etc stories.
I found a story on how Special Counsel wants to interview Ivanka Ivanka and her Int’l ties - Interview wanted
Which lead me to a Wilbur Ross Statement…
Dept of Commerce Wilbur Ross on ZTE’s ban lifted
“While we lifted the ban on ZTE, the Department will remain vigilant as we closely monitor ZTE’s actions to ensure compliance with all U.S. laws and regulations,” said > Secretary Ross. “Three interlocking elements – a suspended denial order, the $400 million in escrow, and a compliance team selected by and answerable to the Department – will allow the Department to protect U.S. national security.”
The $1.4 billion paid under the new settlement agreement are in addition to the $892 million in penalties ZTE has already paid to the U.S government under a March 2017 settlement agreement.
And it looks like the Administration is playing it straight down the line with ZTE has paid off their $1.4 billion, so we’ll lift sanctions, but we’re keeping an eye on it.
And while we’re on Wilbur Ross, he’s a greedy businessman with all sorts of money rolled up on foreign sites and his 'inadvertent errors," on stock trades. Come ON!
In a statement Thursday evening, Mr. Ross said that he had made “inadvertent errors” and would sell all of his equity holdings and place the proceeds in United States Treasury bills “to maintain the public trust.”
And so it goes…grab it while you can.
On May 16, 2017, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke met with Rep. Chris Collins, a New York Republican who was the first in Congress to endorse Donald Trump’s presidential candidacy, according to Zinke’s official calendar.
But Zinke’s calendar doesn’t show who else was in the room – three representatives from a company that does business with the National Park Service.
The meeting is one of about a dozen instances uncovered by CNN of Zinke’s calendar omitting or obscuring important details, leaving the public in the dark about who is meeting with Zinke, one of Trump’s most trusted cabinet officials with a consequential portfolio.
Pruitt was also caught hiding his appointments which, by law, are required to be part of the public record. Gotta keep those pay-for-play meetings secret.
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) said Saturday that the release of documents related to the surveillance of a former Trump campaign adviser show that Republicans “misrepresented and distorted these applications” in their claims of bias at the Department of Justice.
“These documents affirm that our nation faced a profound counterintelligence threat prior to the 2016 election, and the Department of Justice and FBI took appropriate steps to investigate whether any U.S. persons were acting as an agent of a foreign power,” Schiff said in a statement. “FBI and DOJ would have been negligent had they not used all the tools at their disposal, including Court-authorized FISA surveillance, to protect the country.”
The independent DOJ is protecting our country. Trump wants the Executive branch to run the DOJ. If that ever comes to pass, we will no longer be a democratic republic, but will have become an oligarchy more like Russia than the nation our forefathers founded.
Straight from T’s bully pulpit and the Roy Cohn playbook - Get out in front, send out intimidating and false information, and repeat. T is always working the court of public opinion, never with the facts.
The searching for Cohen’s papers, tapes and phones was perfectly legal and signed off by a judge who was given compelling reasons for doing so. It is not pillaging or illegal, but T will cast enough doubt to make it seem so.
And always a mention of how unfair this all is…so now is the time for “open warfare on Mr. Cohen.”
BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J. — President Trump lashed out at his longtime lawyer, Michael D. Cohen, on Saturday, suggesting that there could be legal consequences for Mr. Cohen’s decision to record a discussion they had two months before the 2016 election about paying a former Playboy model who said she had an affair with Mr. Trump.
“Inconceivable that the government would break into a lawyer’s office (early in the morning) — almost unheard of,” Mr. Trump wrote on Twitter. “Even more inconceivable that a lawyer would tape a client — totally unheard of & perhaps illegal. The good news is that your favorite President did nothing wrong!”
With his tweet, the latest in a week of dizzying statements by a president whose advisers say has become more unwilling than ever to listen to advice, Mr. Trump signaled open warfare on Mr. Cohen, a longtime fixer he had until now tried to keep by his side. The Justice Department is investigating Mr. Cohen’s involvement in paying women to quash potentially damaging news coverage about Mr. Trump during the campaign.
If the press is digging this up, Butina meeting with a US Treasury Official and Fed, you have to wonder how deep this dragnet is. Mind boggling.
Trump’s deranged ALL-CAPS tweet:
Donald J. Trump
To Iranian President Rouhani: NEVER, EVER THREATEN THE UNITED STATES AGAIN OR YOU WILL SUFFER CONSEQUENCES THE LIKES OF WHICH FEW THROUGHOUT HISTORY HAVE EVER SUFFERED BEFORE. WE ARE NO LONGER A COUNTRY THAT WILL STAND FOR YOUR DEMENTED WORDS OF VIOLENCE & DEATH. BE CAUTIOUS!
8:24 PM - Jul 22, 2018
I swear Trump is going off the deep end and is going to bring us all down with him. This is not the way to engage in diplomacy – it’s the way to start a war.
He is…he has come home from golfing in NJ and there are hundreds of protesters outside…(he missed the night of 7 Marichi bands) but the increased heat on him (Manafort trial, Cohen flip, Post Putin disgruntled media -including Fox) make him more than angry.
Check the Drudge Report Headlines…all spewing hostility.
The markers we see are classic - divert the public from the investigation, his Russian blunder etc.
The pundits are remarking…expect an ALL CAPS Twitter storm this week.
It feels ominous.
Response from Iran regarding T’s tweet, does not seem explosive.
Iran Responds to Trump Tweet With Warning Against Military Action
Official dismisses threat as ‘psychological warfare’ as rhetorical battle intensifies over U.S. effort to mobilize pressure against Iran
By Sune Engel Rasmussen
July 23, 2018 12:06 p.m. ET
Iranian officials promised retaliation against any hostile U.S. actions after President Donald Trump issued a threatening tweet at the country’s president, escalating a war of words fought in recent weeks.
and insider quotes regarding Sec of Defense Bolton’s position
21 State Attorneys as well as New York State AG Barbara Underwood state what needs to be done regarding shoring up the electoral process from Russian meddling. In the letter to Congress, she states unequivocally asks them to step in and make some changes immediately.
@NewYorkStateAG No matter how much @POTUS waffles, the facts are clear: Russia interfered with our 2016 elections. It’s high time that Congress act to prevent the next attack. That’s why 21 bipartisan AGs are urging basic steps Congress can take before it’s too late. https://on.ny.gov/2NEJjrg
Just breaking. . .
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Thanks! It worked out well, since Politico wrote an incredible summary – I just annotated it with links. We should do this every week.
Not Daniels, the other one, Karen McDougal.
@dragonfly9 There are just too many mistresses, it’s hard to keep track of all the women who were paid off. Lol.