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Sunday, December 9, 2018

New House Judiciary Chair: End GOP ‘Nonsense’ Investigations

Reprinted with permission from Shareblue.

 

Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) calls several GOP investigations “a waste of time” and said he’ll stop them when he takes over as chair of the committee next year.

Nadler made the comments as he was walking into a closed-door GOP-led interrogation of former FBI director James Comey. Republicans, led by retiring Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), are still clinging to the notion that there is corruption within the Department of Justice and FBI in not charging Hillary Clinton over her use of emails.

Republicans also claim, with no evidence, that the DOJ was biased against Trump, and that this was the reason why the department opened investigations into his campaign’s links to Russia.…

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Mueller Filing Blasts False Statements To Public

Reprinted with permission from AlterNet.

 

On Friday, two sentencing memos were filed against President Donald Trump’s former attorney and fixer Michael Cohen — one by prosecutors with the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, recommending a sentence of around 51 to 63 months for tax evasion, bank fraud, illegal campaign finance, and lying to Congress, and one from special counsel Robert Mueller, who discussed his assistance in the Russia investigation.

Both of these documents are incredibly damning for Trump, with SDNY prosecutors strongly implicating Trump’s knowledge and consent to Cohen’s crimes. But perhaps one of the sections that should unnerve Trump most came from Mueller’s filing:



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Trump Tweets Court Filing ‘Totally Clears The President!’ But He’s Totally Wrong

Reprinted with permission from AlterNet.

 

In response to the two court filings made by federal prosecutors against Michael Cohen on Friday, President Donald Trump took to the internet.

And this time, unlike his early morning outburst in which the president seemed to be on the verge of panic, Trump confidently proclaimed that the new filings mean he is proven innocent and home free.

 

Only one problem: he isn’t.

In fact, the filings allege Trump (referred to as “Individual-1”) was heavily involved in his former personal attorney’s illegal financial activities, and that when Cohen committed campaign finance violations to make a hush payment to porn star Stormy Daniels to keep her affair with Trump under wraps, he did so “in coordination with and at the direction of” Trump.…

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