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Monday, February 18, 2019

How Elliott Abrams Helped To Spring A CIA-Connected Coke Trafficker

When U.S. policymakers needed to spring a convicted CIA-connected drug trafficker from doing hard time in federal prison, who did they call?

Trump’s infamous appointed special envoy to Venezuela, Elliott Abrams, according to a September 1986 National Security Council email, written by NSC staffer Oliver North.

In a U.S. House Committee hearing on Thursday, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) scorched Abrams for his covering up of the infamous El Mozote massacre and lying to Congress during the Iran-Contra conspiracy in the 1980s.

Her interrogation drew rebuke from Max Boot, the apostate conservative, and a chorus of right-wing media commentators. Boot described Omar’s comments as a “disgraceful ad hominem attack.”

Actually, the impertinent congresswoman from Minneapolis could have gone much further about Abrams’ untrustworthy behavior.…

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New Evidence Of Trump’s Involvement With Mistress Payoffs

Reprinted with permission from AlterNet.

 

President Donald Trump had a “central role” in the hush money payout schemes that have already led to Michael Cohen, his former lawyer, pleading guilty to federal campaign finance crimes, according to a new report in the Wall Street Journal.

Cohen has pleaded guilty to buying the silence of former model Karen McDougal and porn star Stormy Daniels, both of whom say they had affairs with Trump before he became president. All contributions to a candidates’ campaign for president must be reported as such. In concealing these payments, prosecutors charged, Cohen violated these laws.

Cohen said when he was sentenced that he was directed by the candidate — Trump himself — to carry out these acts.…

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