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(David Bythewood) #224

And as predicted earlier, he’s doubling down on this as his new line of attack, even as we now know the Ukraine “transcript” WAS doctored and he says he is releasing another transcript tomorrow.


(David Bythewood) #225

(David Bythewood) #226

Stephen Miller’s Affinity for White Nationalism Revealed in Leaked Emails

Trump adviser Stephen Miller injected white nationalist agenda into Breitbart, investigation reveals

Emails to former Breitbart writer show Miller focused on inserting white nationalist talking points to shape 2016 election coverage



Stephen Miller’s private emails just got leaked. And they’re explosive.

In the run-up to the 2016 election, White House senior policy adviser Stephen Miller promoted white nationalist literature, pushed racist immigration stories and obsessed over the loss of Confederate symbols after Dylann Roof’s murderous rampage, according to leaked emails reviewed by Hatewatch.

Emails from Miller to a former Breitbart writer, sent before and after he joined the Trump campaign, show Miller obsessively focused on injecting white nationalist-style talking points on race and crime, Confederate monuments, and Islam into the far-right website’s campaign coverage, the SPLC report says.

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Miller, one of the few surviving initial appointees in the administration, has been credited with orchestrating Trump’s restrictionist immigration policies.

The SPLC story is based largely on emails provided by a former Breitbart writer, Katie McHugh. McHugh was fired by Breitbart over a series of anti-Muslim tweets and has since renounced the far right, telling the SPLC that the movement is “evil”.

About Katie McHugh:


Two of the ‘questions’ Miller sent McHugh articles:

“Should the cross be removed from immigrant communities, in light of the history of Spanish conquest?”

“When will the left be made to apologize for the blood on their hands supporting every commie regime since Stalin?”

The investigation shows how Miller pushed far-right sources onto Breitbart writers, including white nationalist websites VDare & Refugee Resettlement Watch; Camp of the Saints, a racist novel focused on a “replacement” of European whites by mass third-world immigration; & conspiracy site Infowars.


#227

KellyAnne’s indignity knows no bounds…what a horror show. Wolf Blizter brings up very delicately what her husband had to say on MSNBC yesterday, and she goes off on Wolf, CNN…full tirade. Wolf mentions that Mary Matalin and James Carville were a duelling political opposite teams, and she goes into more of what ‘they’ think of CNN.

What a caustic, water-carrying sniper … for her audience of one. But that’s why he likes her…she gives it back 1000 fold.


#228

This guy got confirmed today… Confirmed, 51-41: Steven J. Menashi, of New York, to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the Second Circuit :persevere:

Menashi refused to answer the questions the Judicial Committee had on his role within T administration on immigration. He was a partner at Kirkland & Ellis, one of the favorites within the administration.


#229

What’s in a word… bribery? A big nothing…according to Fox.


(David Bythewood) #230

Did you see that Seth Abramson thread I posted? This is quite literally the joke he was making, over and over. Only they’re serious:


(David Bythewood) #231

Breaking News: Roger Stone found guilty of 4 accounts of 7 so far, verdict still being read out. No info to post, will update as it comes out!

Edit: Guilty on ALL 7 accounts.


#232

Conviction on all 7 counts - Lying to Congress, tampering with witness and obstruction of justice. And a direct link to T…well, well, well.

Anyone surprised…?!

WASHINGTON — Roger J. Stone Jr., a former aide and longtime friend of President Trump, was found guilty on Friday of obstructing a congressional investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election in what prosecutors said was an effort to protect Mr. Trump.

Mr. Stone, 67, was charged with lying to the House Intelligence Committee, trying to block the testimony of another potential witness and concealing reams of evidence from investigators. Prosecutors claimed he tried to thwart the committee’s work because the truth would have “looked terrible” for both the president and his campaign. In all, he faced seven felony charges and was found guilty on all counts.

The government built its case over the past week with testimony from a friend of Mr. Stone and two former Trump campaign officials, buttressed by hundreds of exhibits that exposed Mr. Stone’s disdain for congressional and criminal investigators. Confronted with his lies under oath by one associate, prosecutors said, Mr. Stone wrote back: “No one cares.” They asked the jurors to deliver a verdict proving him wrong.

The evidence showed that in the months leading up to the 2016 election, Mr. Stone strove to obtain emails that Russia had stolen from Democratic computers and funneled to WikiLeaks, which released them at strategic moments timed to damage Hillary Clinton, Mr. Trump’s Democratic opponent. Mr. Stone briefed the Trump campaign about whatever he had picked up about WikiLeaks’ plans “every chance he got,” Jonathan Kravis, a lead prosecutor, said.


(David Bythewood) #233

And Trump’s response. Naturally it’s textbook whataboutism combined with blatant lies.

Roger Stone guilty on all counts in federal trial of lying to Congress, witness tampering


#234

Here’s some more gutter-type tweeting…from Corey L.

FROM NYT live blog

  • Maggie Haberman

White House Correspondent

  • Here’s Corey Lewandowski, Trump’s first campaign manager, who was fired after Paul Manafort arrived on the campaign, gloating that Manafort’s old friend, Roger Stone, was just convicted:


(David Bythewood) #235

Roger Stone Reportedly Pleads to Trump Through Alex Jones As Jury Deliberates His Fate: Please ‘Pardon Me’


(David Bythewood) #236

Trump hikes prices tag for US forces in Korea almost 400% as Seoul fumes, frets

Again, turning the US into a protection racket while alienating our allies.


(David Bythewood) #237

Trump’s Doral resort was a last-minute addition in search for G-7 site, newly released email shows


Russia seems set to establish new military base in northeast Syria


#238

The front lines are caving…

“I cannot and will not toe strict Trump party line,” Silverman tweeted

Craig Silverman, a former chief deputy district attorney in Denver and talk-show host on the conservative 710 KNUS radio station, said he was fired mid-show Saturday after criticizing President Donald Trump.

Silverman was in the middle of a segment about Roy Cohn, Trump’s former personal attorney, when he suddenly was interrupted by network news, he told The Denver Post.

Silverman’s producer threw his hands up in the air, indicating it wasn’t him.

Instead, program director Kelly Michaels came through the door.

You’re done,” Silverman recounted Michaels as saying.

The former prosecutor, who has hosted “The Craig Silverman Show” from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays for more than five years, responded to the sudden firing on Twitter.

I cannot and will not toe strict Trump party line. I call things as I see them,” he tweeted. “I see corruption and blatant dishonesty by President and his cronies. I also see bullying/smearing of American heroes w/courage to take oath and tell truth. Their bravery inspires me.”


(David Bythewood) #239


U.S. stock market at record but farm bankruptcies at highest since 2011

Farm aid from Trump’s trade war has cost more than double the 2009 auto bailout

Why aren’t wages rising faster even with low unemployment? Trade war, weaker economy are among reasons


#240

Why no one from Pence’s office can offer an apology on behalf of T…calling Jennifer Williams, aide to Pence an Anti-Trumper? Par for the course.


(David Bythewood) #241

Trump in flavored e-cigarette ban backflip

Trump reversed his decision because of concerns that owners of e-cigarette stores and their customers “might hurt his reelection prospects,” per WashPost, which cites White House and campaign officials.

Trump said CIA director Gina Haspel agreed with him “100%” on torture


#242

Trump is getting bolder everyday as he abuses his presidential power. Today he used the office of the President to advertise his hotel.


(David Bythewood) #243

Trump’s far bailouts are NOT helping poor to middle class farmers, but are instead helping to make rich farmers richer.

Trump’s $16 billion farm bailout will make rich farmers richer, report says

While the top 1 percent of recipients received on average more than $180,000 each, farmers in the bottom 80 percent on average received less than $5,000.

Despite weather disasters, trade wars, & a commodity market under pressure, American net farm income is forecast to reach a five-year high in 2019. What gives?

A closer look shows why farmers are still losing their farms.

Washington senators Cantwell and Murray criticize Trump, USDA over uneven farm bailouts

Trump to begin new round of trade-aid payouts to farmers