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Saturday, April 21, 2018

The Big Chinks In Comey’s Righteous Armor

Reprinted with permission from Creators.

America is living a Greek tragedy, because of a freakishly tall man who thinks he carries the weight of the world on his shoulders. His name is James Comey; his brand-new book title is “A Higher Loyalty;” he’s here to say that Donald Trump is “morally unfit to be president.”

As if we didn’t know. The irony of his ink runs deeper than the well.

The former FBI director, fired by President Trump last May, is avenging his abrupt exit from the job J. Edgar Hoover held for half a century. Comey just launched a war of words with Trump.…

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DNC Sues Trump Campaign, Wikileaks Over Russia Collusion Conspiracy

Reprinted with permission from Shareblue.com

While Trump continues to Tweet-rage that the investigation into his campaign’s collusion with Russia is a “witch hunt” and a “hoax,” the Democratic Party is fighting back in a big, multimillion dollar way.

On Friday, the Democratic National Committee filed a lawsuit against Trump’s campaign, Russia, and WikiLeaks for conspiring to fix the 2016 election “to hurt Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and help Trump by hacking the computer networks of the Democratic Party and disseminating stolen material found there,” the Washington Post reports.

The suit doesn’t name Donald Trump personally, but it does target several top officials from his campaign, including Paul Manafort, his deputy Rick Gates, and foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos, all of whom have been indicted as part of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.…

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Trump Campaign Lashes Out Over DNC Collusion Lawsuit

Reprinted with permission from AlterNet.

After the Democratic National Committee announced a lawsuit Friday against WikiLeaks, the Russian government and President Donald Trump’s campaign alleging a conspiracy, a spokesman for the Trump campaign dismissed the legal effort as a “scam.”

“This is a sham lawsuit about a bogus Russian collusion claim filed by a desperate, dysfunctional, and nearly insolvent Democratic Party,” said Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale.

But the lawsuit actually has some precedent. The DNC sued President Richard Nixon’s campaign in 1972 for the famous Watergate break-in, and it eventually won a large cash settlement in the case.

Some are hopeful, too, that the legal process demanded by the lawsuit could force the Trump campaign to make some crucial campaign documents public.…

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