Are More Raids Happening RIGHT NOW?

Ken AshfordL'Affaire Russe, Trump & AdministrationLeave a Comment

As Trump is in the air to the G-20 summit, two things are happening which may or may not be related to the Mueller-Russia probe. First, German police raided Deutsche Bank in connection with money laundering exposed in the Panama Papers. “Police officers and tax inspectors entered Deutsche Bank’s headquarters in Frankfurt early Thursday morning and seized documents,” reports NPR. “Prosecutors … Read More

Breaking: Michael Cohen Pleads Guilty To Lying To Congress And Investigators

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Michael Cohen made a surprise appearance in a Manhattan courtroom this morning and pleaded guilty to a new criminal charge. Cohen admitted to making false statements to Congress about his efforts to build a Trump Tower deal in Moscow during the 2016 presidential campaign. That real estate deal has been a focus of the special counsel investigation into whether the Trump … Read More

Two Answers To Mueller Questions

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You always have to question the veracity of exclusive reports like this, and the unnamed sources. We don’t know who they are, or if they are knowledgeable.  But here goes. From CNN: President Donald Trump told special counsel Robert Mueller in writing that Roger Stone did not tell him about WikiLeaks, nor was he told about the 2016 Trump Tower … Read More

The Blue Dye Theory

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Seems like every news outlet is discussing the fact that Manafort’s lawyers shared information with Trump lawyers — specifically, Manafort has insight into what Mueller knows, and he’s sharing it with Trump (via the lawyers). My first reaction was “So what?” This happens all the time, especially when there are several potential targets of criminal wrongdoing. There’s nothing illegal with … Read More

Another Mueller Investigation Bombshell Drops — Ties Corsi And Stone To Assange

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NBC: Two months before WikiLeaks released emails stolen from the Clinton campaign, right-wing conspiracy theorist Jerome Corsi sent an email to former Trump campaign adviser Roger Stone anticipating the document dump, according to draft court papers obtained by NBC News.“Word is friend in embassy plans 2 more dumps,” Corsi wrote on Aug. 2, 2016, referring to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, according to … Read More

What’s With The Bandage On Trump’s Arm? Inquiring Minds Want To Know!

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Trump Motor Skills, Coordination, Tremor. Trump wearing bandage with wires on left arm at Mar-A-Lago.That combined with his stumbling on way to the podium in France, sitting with his hands tucked, and drinking water with 2 hands.indicates a tremor & other coordination issues. — Maria Lorraine (@MariaLorraine_) November 26, 2018 Stumbling and coordination issues point to many things. One … Read More

Breaking: Manafort Colluded

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Last night: Prosecutors with special counsel Robert S. Mueller III said Monday that Paul Manafort breached his plea agreement, accusing President Trump’s former campaign chairman of lying repeatedly to them in their investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.Manafort denied doing so intentionally, but both sides agreed in a court filing that U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson of … Read More

Trump <> Obama

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Pres. Trump: “Obama had a separation policy; we all had the same policy” Reporter: “You did not” Pres. Trump: “I tried to do it differently, but Obama had a separation policy” Reporter: “Sir, it was different — you decided to prosecute everyone at the border" — NBC News (@NBCNews) November 26, 2018 Remarkable exchange.  It’s remarkable in that Trump … Read More

So Much Winning

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BREAKING: GM is slashing 14,700 factory and white collar jobs in North America; may close five factories. — The Associated Press (@AP) November 26, 2018 The jobs cut is about 15% of its workforce. In doing so, General Motors is killing multiple passenger cars, including the Chevrolet Volt and Chevrolet Cruze. GM will close the Oshawa Assembly in Ontario, Lordstown … Read More

Weekly List 106

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There is no such thing as a slow holiday news week in the era of Trump! This week, in the chaos of news and not normal, reporting of Ivanka Trump’s use of a personal email account for White House business — remarkably similar to Hillary Clinton’s private server on which Trump fixated throughout his 2016 campaign and beyond — was barely mentioned in the … Read More

Trump Wanted DOJ To Prosecute Hillary Clinton and James Comey Because Of Course He Did

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NY Times “bombshell”: President Trump told the White House counsel in the spring that he wanted to order the Justice Department to prosecute two of his political adversaries: his 2016 challenger, Hillary Clinton, and the former F.B.I. director James B. Comey, according to two people familiar with the conversation. The lawyer, Donald F. McGahn II, rebuffed the president, saying that … Read More

Trump Gives MBS A Thanksgiving Pardon

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BREAKING: Trump says he’s taking no new punitive measures against Saudi Arabia over the killing of US-based Saudi columnist. — The Associated Press (@AP) November 20, 2018 Trump on MBS/Khashoggi: “Our intelligence agencies continue to assess all information, but it could very well be that the Crown Prince had knowledge of this tragic event – maybe he did and maybe … Read More

Federal Judge Blocks Trump’s Asylum Ban

Ken AshfordCourts/Law, Immigration and Xenophobia, Trump & AdministrationLeave a Comment

A federal judge is once again standing in the way of Donald Trump’s illegal orders—this time his proclamation blocking people who cross the southern border between ports of entry from applying for asylum: “Whatever the scope of the president’s authority, he may not rewrite the immigration laws to impose a condition that Congress has expressly forbidden,” Tigar wrote in his opinion. … Read More

The Camp Fire Horror

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The numbers coming out of the Northern California fires are horrible: The number of reported dead in Butte County’s Camp Fire increased by two Monday, bringing the total to 79, Cal Fire said in an incident report.One of the human remains found Monday was located in a structure in Paradise; the other was located outside in Magalia, according to a … Read More