He’s Unhinged

Ken AshfordClinton Email Faux Scandal, L'Affaire Russe, Race, Trump & AdministrationLeave a Comment

Nobody is even trying to calm him down.  Many many tweets about the Mueller probe (Agent Strzok), one misogynist/racist tweet calling Omarosa a “dog”, and ONE having to do with world affairs (a terrorist attack in London). One of these days, he will spell “counsel” right consistently (he got it correct with the Lou Dobbs tweet, but not the Judicial … Read More

Strzok Fired

Ken AshfordL'Affaire Russe, Trump & AdministrationLeave a Comment

This isn’t news. Peter Strzok, the FBI counterintelligence agent who came under withering criticism from Republicans for a series of anti-Trump text messages he sent during the 2016 campaign, was fired on Friday, his attorney said.According to Strzok’s lawyer, Aitan Goelman, an internal disciplinary review had recommended Strzok’s demotion and a 60-day suspension. But Goelman said Monday that the deputy … Read More

Nunes Admits That He’s An Accomplice In Protecting Trump From Mueller Probe

Ken AshfordCongress, L'Affaire Russe, Republicans, Trump & AdministrationLeave a Comment

Greg Sargent has a nice concise write-up: Last night, Rachel Maddow reported on leaked audio of Rep. Devin Nunes, who is perhaps President Trump’s staunchest bodyguard against accountability on Capitol Hill, in which he candidly revealed that Republicans hope to impeach Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein after the elections. Nunes is already leading such an impeachment drive — which … Read More

Trump And Rosenstein Are Best Buds

Ken AshfordL'Affaire Russe, Trump & AdministrationLeave a Comment

From the Wall Street Journal: Before President Trump headed to meet Vladimir Putin last month, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein requested a meeting in the Oval Office. He was ready to indict Russian officials for election hacking and wanted to know if the president wanted the Justice Department to announce the charges before or after the trip.Mr. Trump told Mr. Rosenstein to … Read More

Trump Tweets Over 30 Times From Friday To Monday, But One Tweet Gets Him Into Big Legal Trouble

Ken AshfordDisasters, Economy & Jobs & Deficit, Immigration and Xenophobia, L'Affaire Russe, Race, Trump & AdministrationLeave a Comment

No, that’s not the one.  I mean, yes it is clearly racist, but that won’t plunge Trump into legal trouble.  Besides, Keith Boykin had the perfect response: In Trump's World:Obama: KenyanLeBron James: dumbDon Lemon: dumbMaxine Waters: low IQblack countries: shitholesblack athletes: SOBsBlack tenants: unwelcomeBlack workers: lazyCentral Park 5: guiltyMexicans: rapistsMuslims: terroristsIndians: fakeNazis: very fine people— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) August 4, … Read More

The Drunk Spy

Ken AshfordGun Control, L'Affaire Russe, Trump & AdministrationLeave a Comment

Alleged Russian spy Mariia Butina talked openly about her contacts with Russian intelligence officials when she got drunk, CNN reported yesterday. According to people who knew her at American University where she attended graduate school, on at least two occasions Butina bragged about her Russian government connections after she had imbibed and even said the Russian government was connected to her … Read More

Breaking: Trump Bigwigs Make Show Of Combating Russian Election Meddling (But The Press Is The Enemy Of The People)

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

About time too. After 18 months of getting kicked in the balls, the WH rolls out its national security team to discuss what they are doing to defend elections and protect against attacks by hostile actors (including information operations that target American public) About time, guys. — Molly McKew (@MollyMcKew) August 2, 2018 Yup. DNI Dan Coats, at WH briefing, … Read More

Mueller May Have What He Needs To Show Obstruction

Ken AshfordL'Affaire Russe, Trump & AdministrationLeave a Comment

An under-reported Murray Waas bombshell from this morning: Previously undisclosed evidence in the possession of Special Counsel Robert Mueller—including highly confidential White House records and testimony by some of President Trump’s own top aides—provides some of the strongest evidence to date implicating the president of the United States in an obstruction of justice. Several people who have reviewed a portion … Read More

Manafort Trial Starts Today

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By all accounts, it is moving fast. The jury had already been selected and opening statements have started… and it is only 2 pm on Day One. I don’t know how closely this trial will be followed (I won’t follow it), but apparently, prosecutors are going to avoid “the T word” (“Trump”), since this is taking place in Northern Virginia, … Read More

Facebook: We Found Campaign Influence Operations For Upcoming Elections

Ken AshfordCybersecurity, Election 2018, L'Affaire RusseLeave a Comment

Facebook has detected an ongoing influence operation targeting Americans with content related to the politically contentious issues of immigration enforcement and white supremacism, according to a report from the New York Times:  Like the Russian interference campaign in 2016, the recently detected campaign dealt with divisive social issues. Facebook discovered coordinated activity around issues like a sequel to last year’s deadly “Unite … Read More