Document Dump: Cohen Sues Trump

Ken AshfordBreaking News, Trump & AdministrationLeave a Comment

Former Trump “fixer” Michael Cohen is suing the Trump Orginization for over $1.9 million in attorneys’ fees for past work done, as well as an additional $1.9 million that he was ordered to pay for crimes committed while working for Trump. Cohen claims Trump Org breached a July 2017 agreement which agreed to cover costs incurred while participating in ongoing … Read More

Breaking: Nope, He’s Declaring A “National Emergency”

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Rule of thumb: Never underestimate the stupidity of this President and his unique ability to do the worst thing. Know what's a national emergency? Having a president so stupid he can be goaded into a series of constitutional crises by the voices he hears on his tv set. — Hunter (@HunterDK) February 14, 2019 Bloomberg: President Donald Trump will sign … Read More

Amazon Not Going To NYC

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BREAKING: Amazon says it has canceled plans to build a headquarters in NYC. — MSNBC (@MSNBC) February 14, 2019 The online retailer faced opposition from some politicians, who were unhappy with the tax incentives Amazon was promised. No matter what you think of the decision, what’s fascinating about the Amazon news is what it says about 1. The surging … Read More

Breaking: Trump To Speak On Shutdown; Will He Invoke A National Emergency?

Ken AshfordBreaking News, Gubmint Shutdown, Trump & AdministrationLeave a Comment

The White House is now making plans for an afternoon event today, where President Trump is poised to make an announcement about the border and the government shutdown, per @jeffzeleny @kaitlancollins. Invoking national emergency has been on the table — Manu Raju (@mkraju) January 25, 2019 People I’ve been talking to this morning are convinced, following the arrest of Roger … Read More

Breaking — Day 35 Of Government Shutdown Brings Stoppage of Flights Into LaGuardia

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NBC New York reports: A ground stop has been ordered at LaGuardia airport due to staffing related issues, the Federal Aviation Administration said Friday. The stop was ordered shortly before 10 a.m. Some arriving flights are also being delayed. The government shutdown has entered its 35th day, the longest federal shutdown over. CNN reports that Newark and Philadelphia are also affected. … Read More

Breaking: Trump Suborned Perjury According To Buzzfeed Report

Ken AshfordBreaking News, Courts/Law, L'Affaire Russe, Trump & AdministrationLeave a Comment

A bombshell from Buzzfeed, which, if true, is grounds for impeachment: President Donald Trump directed his longtime attorney Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about negotiations to build a Trump Tower in Moscow, according to two federal law enforcement officials involved in an investigation of the matter. Trump also supported a plan, set up by Cohen, to visit Russia during … Read More

Breaking: Mystery Foreign Company Gets No Help From SCOTUS

Ken AshfordBreaking News, L'Affaire Russe, Supreme Court, Trump & AdministrationLeave a Comment

A few weeks ago, there was a super-secret hearing in DC Court regarding a subpeona issued to an unknown foreign company from the Mueller investigation. The company was fighting the subpoena. This just happened: "(Bloomberg)—The U.S. Supreme Court refused to shield a mystery company from having to provide information in what’s believed to be the criminal investigation being conducted by … 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

Breaking: Attorney General Sessions Resigns (at President Trump’s Request)

Ken AshfordBreaking News, Courts/Law, L'Affaire Russe, Trump & AdministrationLeave a Comment

Interesting. It’s not dated. ….We thank Attorney General Jeff Sessions for his service, and wish him well! A permanent replacement will be nominated at a later date. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 7, 2018 Matthew Whitaker, Chief of Staff to Attorney General Jeff Sessions at the Department of Justice, will be the Acting Attorney General of the United States. … Read More

Breaking: Bomber of 12 Trump Critics In Custody

Ken AshfordBreaking News, Crime, Rightwing Extremism/Violence, Trump & AdministrationLeave a Comment

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal authorities have detained a person in connection with the mail-bomb scare that widened to 12 suspicious packages, a Justice Department official said Friday. Department spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores said authorities planned to announce more information at a press conference. Earlier Friday, authorities said suspicious packages addressed to New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker and former National Intelligence … Read More

Got One

Ken AshfordBreaking News, Election 2018, L'Affaire Russe, Voter SuppressionLeave a Comment

From the Department of Justice, just now: Russian National Charged with Interfering in U.S. Political System ALEXANDRIA, Va. – A criminal complaint was unsealed here today charging a Russian national for her alleged role in a Russian conspiracy to interfere in the U.S. political system, including the 2018 midterm election. “The strategic goal of this alleged conspiracy, which continues to … Read More

Breaking: Rosenstein Resigning? Fired?

Ken AshfordBreaking News, L'Affaire Russe, Trump & AdministrationLeave a Comment

Hard to tell what is happening. There are conflicting reports: Lost of conflicting reports — now @washingtonpost says he offered to resign, which is consistent w/ @jonathanvswan All good reporters, not sure how much difference it ultimately makes. Like I said, we’ll find out soon enough. (I think.) — Jonathan Cohn (@CitizenCohn) September 24, 2018 Rosenstein… CBS: Expects to … Read More