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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 SystemALEXANDRIA, 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 this day, … Read More

Mueller (Prelimnary?) Report Coming After November Elections

Ken AshfordL'Affaire Russe, Trump & AdministrationLeave a Comment

According to a report in Bloomberg today, shortly after the midterm elections, Special Counsel Robert Mueller will release findings on whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia to swing the 2016 election and whether Trump himself obstructed justice: Special Counsel Robert Mueller is expected to issue findings on core aspects of his Russia probe soon after the November midterm elections as he … Read More

Trump On 60 Minutes

Ken AshfordEnvironment & Global Warming & Energy, L'Affaire Russe, North Korea, Trump & AdministrationLeave a Comment

In his first non-Fox interview in months, Trump talked to Leslie Stahl for “60 Minutes”.  Here’s a highlight of the insanity Climate change “I think something’s happening. Something’s changing and it’ll change back again. I don’t think it’s a hoax, I think there’s probably a difference. But I don’t know that it’s manmade. I will say this. I don’t want 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 https://t.co/v6cflnHFnYAll 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 be fired, “has … Read More

Breaking: My God

Ken AshfordL'Affaire Russe, Trump & AdministrationLeave a Comment

Rosenstein Suggested He Secretly Record Trump and Discussed 25th Amendment: The deputy attorney general, Rod J. Rosenstein, suggested last year that he secretly record President Trump in the White House to expose the chaos consuming the administration, and he discussed recruiting cabinet members to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove Mr. Trump from office for being unfit.Mr. Rosenstein made these … Read More

Trump Slows Release Of Confidential Russia Documents

Ken AshfordL'Affaire Russe, Trump & AdministrationLeave a Comment

I think they actually read the documents: President Trump on Friday walked back his order earlier this week to declassify information in the ongoing probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election, saying Justice Department officials and others had persuaded him not to do so for the time being.The retreat from his declassification decree issued just four days ago underscores … Read More

Trump’s “Crowning Achievement”

Ken AshfordL'Affaire Russe, Trump & AdministrationLeave a Comment

Way back at the beginning of the year, when the infamous “Nunes memo” was being flogged as the smoking gun that would blow the lid off of the Russia investigation by exposing the entire Department of Justice and FBI as the Hillary-loving traitors they are, President Trump played a rare clever hand. Instead of releasing the classified information himself, he … Read More

Manafort Flips

Ken AshfordL'Affaire Russe, Trump & AdministrationLeave a Comment

It finally happened — Paul Manafort flipped. The former Trump campaign chair appeared in court in Washington on Friday and pleaded guilty to a reduced set of charges. And as part of his plea deal with special counsel Robert Mueller’s team, prosecutors said, Manafort agreed to cooperate with the investigation. It’s enormously important news for the Russia investigation. Many have … Read More

Lots of Money Transferred After Infamous Trump Tower Meeting

Ken AshfordL'Affaire Russe, Trump & AdministrationLeave a Comment

The Trumps made a “flurry” of suspicious financial transactions following Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting with a Russian intelligence asset in Trump Tower, reports BuzzFeed News. According to the new report, just after the meeting “a complex web of financial transactions among some of the planners and participants who moved money from Russia and Switzerland to the British Virgin Islands, Bangkok, and … Read More

Who Is Sam Patton And Why Might This Be A Huge Story?

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

A guy named Sam Patton was arrested yesterday on the charge of violating FARA, the Foreign Agent Registration Act. Here is his Information Here is the Statement of Offense: Here is “Foreigner A”:  Konstantin Kilimnik Here is “Foreigner B”:  Serhiy Lyovochkin And now and explanation of its larger relevance: Konstantin Kilimnik set up a lobbying firm in Washington, DC, Incorporation … Read More

Will The Shoe Drop Today?

Ken AshfordElection 2018, L'Affaire Russe, Trump & AdministrationLeave a Comment

Mediate: MSNBC’s Chuck Todd issued a warning to the press on Thursday evening regarding the Russia investigation: Don’t miss work tomorrow.Todd’s MTP Daily panel was discussing Special Counsel Robert Mueller‘s probe, and speculating as to when the investigation will wrap up.“Here’s what I’ve learned about Bob Mueller,” Todd said. “Not a single person that has known him, been with him, worked with him, wouldn’t say … Read More

Breaking: McGahn Out

Ken AshfordGeneral corruption, L'Affaire Russe, Trump & AdministrationLeave a Comment

Another Trump insider leaving.  It’s made all the more interesting (to me) by this quote recently in Vanity Fair: Two sources told me that Trump continues to raise the possibility of a pardon for Manafort, his former campaign chairman. Trump has been clashing with White House counsel Don McGahn, who, sources said, is strongly against granting Manafort a pardon. (A lawyer for … Read More