Document Dump: Cohen Warrants

Ken AshfordStormy Daniels & Karen McDougal Affairs, Trump & AdministrationLeave a Comment

The unredacted Michael Cohen search warrants describe a series of calls on October 8, 2016 between Trump, Cohen, and Hope Hicks – the purpose of which the FBI says was to keep Stephanie Clifford (aka Stormy Daniels) from going public with her story. From last April. Just a bold faced lie: https://t.co/LeFyJeZ584 — andrew kaczynski (@KFILE) July 18, 2019 What … Read More

No Charges Brought Against Trump Org For Stormy Daniels Payment

Ken AshfordElection 2016, Stormy Daniels & Karen McDougal Affairs, Trump & AdministrationLeave a Comment

Federal prosecutors in New York have ended their investigation into the Trump Organization’s role in hush money payments made to women who alleged affairs with President Donald Trump and have been ordered by a judge to release additional information connected to their related probe of former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen, according to court documents filed today. On Friday the Manhattan US Attorney’s office … Read More

Emoluments Case Dismissed

Ken AshfordConstitution, Crime, Political Scandals, Trump & AdministrationLeave a Comment

The Fourth Circuit just sided with President Trump, dismissing a lawsuit claiming the president is illegally profiting from foreign and state government visitors at his luxury hotel in downtown Washington. The unanimous ruling is a victory for the president in a novel case brought by the attorneys general of Maryland and the District of Columbia involving anti-corruption provisions in the … Read More

Russia Was Behind The Seth Rich Conspiracy But Fox News And Others Ran With It

Ken AshfordL'Affaire Russe, Right Wing and Inept Media, Right Wing Punditry/Idiocy, Trump & AdministrationLeave a Comment

On July 10, 2016, young DNC staffer Seth Rich was beaten up and shot while walking home in Washington, D.C. His death immediately became fodder for conspiracy theorists, who had been running a tally of the so-called “Clinton Body Count” since 2008. Today, Michael Isikoff published the results of his investigation into the origins of that particular conspiracy theory. His primary source, Deborah Sines, … Read More

The “Investigating The Investigators” Investigation Runs Into A Stumbling Block: The Steele Dossier Was Credible

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Reuters: Federal lawyers probing the origins of the investigation of ties between Russia and President Donald Trump’s campaign have interviewed the author of a “dossier” that alleged misconduct between Trump and Moscow, prompting the lawyers to extend their inquiry. Three attorneys from the Inspector General’s office of the U.S. Department of Justice met in person in early June with dossier … Read More

Mueller To Testify Publicly

Ken AshfordL'Affaire Russe, Trump & AdministrationLeave a Comment

Finally: Robert Mueller will testify before Congress on July 17 after House Democrats issued a subpoena for his appearance, a move that paves the way for a reluctant special counsel to answer questions publicly for the first time about his 22-month investigation into President Donald Trump. The House Judiciary and Intelligence Committees announced Tuesday that Mueller had agreed to testify after they … Read More

Trump Denies Rape

Ken AshfordPolitical Scandals, Sex Scandals, Trump & Administration, Women's IssuesLeave a Comment

Trump, during an interview with The Hill, was asked about the recent rape allegation made by writer E. Jean Carroll: “I’ll say it with great respect: Number one, she’s not my type. Number two, it never happened. It never happened, OK?” the president said while seated behind the Resolute Desk in the Oval Office. When asked if Carroll was lying, Trump … Read More

Nobody Pays Attention To Trump’s Rape Victim

Ken AshfordCrime, Political Scandals, Sex Scandals, Trump & Administration, Women's IssuesLeave a Comment

This is how low we’ve sunk. A very credible claim of rape, and it doesn’t register on the news: Acclaimed author E. Jean Carroll publicly alleged for the first time Friday that President Donald Trump raped her in a dressing room in the mid-1990s. Two days later, the hosts of the most popular Sunday morning talk shows in the U.S. … Read More

10 Mueller Report Myths Debunked

Ken AshfordL'Affaire Russe, Trump & AdministrationLeave a Comment

Myth: Mueller found “no collusion.” Response: Mueller spent almost 200 pages describing “numerous links between the Russian government and the Trump Campaign.” He found that “a Russian entity carried out a social media campaign that favored presidential candidate Donald J. Trump and disparaged presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.” He also found that “a Russian intelligence service conducted computer-intrusion operations” against the Clinton campaign … Read More

Trump: No Collusion, No Collusion, But Would I Collude? You Bet!

Ken AshfordElection 2020, L'Affaire Russe, Trump & AdministrationLeave a Comment

In an Oval Office interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos, Trump said he would consider accepting information on his political opponents from a foreign government, despite the concerns raised by the intelligence community and special counsel Robert S. Mueller III over Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Trump also said he wouldn’t necessarily alert the FBI if a foreign country … Read More

Don Jr Testifies Behind Closed Doors

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He’s sticking to his story, which contradicts previous testimony of Gates and Cohen: Donald Trump Jr. told the Senate Intelligence Committee Wednesday that he did not tell his father about the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting and that he didn’t pay close attention to the Trump Tower Moscow project that was one of many potential deals that had been in … Read More

Barr Caves; Mueller Evidence To Go To House Judiciary Committee

Ken AshfordL'Affaire Russe, Trump & AdministrationLeave a Comment

Breaking: House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler on Monday said he has struck a deal with the Justice Department to begin providing Congress with some documents from the Mueller Report related to obstruction of justice. Nadler announced the agreement ahead of a vote scheduled for Tuesday, when the House is expected to approve a resolution to go to court to enforce … Read More