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Thursday, January 18, 2018

Despite Smear Campaign, Mueller’s Approval Rating Is Much Higher Than Trump’s

Donald Trump and his hardcore defenders have spent the past few months picking a public fight with special counsel Robert Mueller, in a coordinated effort to try to manipulate public perception and discredit any potential wrongdoing by Trump that he might find — and possibly, warm people to the idea of firing him.

December 25, 2017
Jared Kushner

Report: Kushner Companies’ Bank Records Sought By Feds

Prosecutors at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Eastern District of New York, in Brooklyn, sought the records in “recent weeks” while investigating the Kushner Companies use of a visa program called EB-5, The New York Times reported Friday afternoon.

December 23, 2017

FBI Deputy Director Confirms Trump Pressured Comey For “Loyalty” Before Firing Him

Desperate to take the heat off of their own unpopularity and Donald Trump’s legal problems, a group of House Republicans led by Rep. Devin Nunes are aggressively trying to investigate the FBI and DOJ. They are convinced there was a conspiracy at these agencies to help Hillary Clinton, even though they likely cost her the election.

December 23, 2017

Trump’s Christmas Present To Putin

In a move that went largely unnoticed last week, Donald Trump quietly handed Russian President Vladimir Putin the best Christmas gift he could possibly ask for — an invitation to continue undermining American democracy, with no strings attached.

December 22, 2017
Acting AG Sally Yates refused to defend Muslim ban

Sally Yates Skewers Administration In Op-ed

Without mentioning him by name, former acting Attorney General Sally Yates skewered President Donald Trump and his administration for threatening the integrity of the Founding Fathers’ principles. “We are not living in ordinary times, and it is not enough for us to admire our nation’s core values from afar,” wrote Yates in an op-ed published by USA Today on Tuesday.

December 20, 2017

Putin Using Trump Like An ‘Asset:’ Former Intel Chief

Russian leader Vladimir Putin is manipulating President Donald Trump like a skilled intelligence operative, former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said Monday. Clapper was discussing calls between Trump and Putin in recent days, when the two discussed North Korea and a foiled terrorist plot in St. Petersburg.

December 20, 2017

No, ‘Both Sides’ Don’t Smear Prosecutors

So while the Trump administration and its chorus in right-wing media defame special counsel Robert Mueller as a partisan plotter, the Washington press corps endlessly reminds us that Democrats once objected to abuses by Kenneth W. Starr, the independent counsel who spent seven years and $50 million in pursuit of President Bill Clinton.

December 20, 2017
Trump, Obamacare, Congress

Trump Fears Top Justice Official Rosenstein

As speculation increases that Donald Trump will take the daring and desperate step of firing special counsel Robert Mueller to shut down the Russia investigation, perhaps the better question is, will Trump sack Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who effectively controls the future of Mueller’s probe?

December 19, 2017
GOP Disaster as Trump Ryan pull bill

Republicans Refusing To Continue Trump Investigation

Republicans are refusing to name new witnesses in the Congressional investigation into the Trump campaign’s alleged collusion with Russia during the 2016 election and may be prematurely winding down the probe, according to the ranking Democrat in the House Intelligence Committee.

December 18, 2017

Despite Attacks, Trump Says He Won’t Fire Special Counsel

Amid increasing Republican attacks on Robert S. Mueller III over the scope and impartiality of his investigation of Russian campaign meddling, President Donald Trump denied on Sunday that he had any intention of firing the special counsel.

December 18, 2017
Robert Mueller

Rep.: Trump Could Fire Mueller Next Week

Democratic Congresswoman Jackie Spier said Friday the “rumor on the Hill” is that President Donald Trump intends to fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller next week when Congress is gone for the holidays.

December 17, 2017

Wall Street Journal Disproves Mueller Smear

Fox News’ smear campaign against special counsel Robert Mueller just hit a major stumbling block thanks to information unearthed by the Wall Street Journal. Ironically, the conservative Journal is owned by Rupert Murdoch, who also owns Fox.

December 15, 2017

Judiciary Dem Issues Dire Warning: GOP Is Plotting To Let Trump Fire Mueller

That was the undeniable take-away from the House Judiciary Committee’s Wednesday hearing. During his testimony, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein was pressured relentlessly by Republicans who used to be pro-law and order but now use the FBI and the DOJ as a political punching bag.

December 14, 2017

Panicked Trump Lawyers Demand ‘Special Counsel’ Probe Of Mueller

Dropping the façade that special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation poses no real threat to Donald Trump, and that the probe into Russia collusion is likely to end quickly and without concern for the White House, Trump’s attorneys have suddenly switched gears.

December 13, 2017

Unhinged Texas Pol Threatens ‘Civil War’ Over ‘Coup’

Congressional Republicans continue to circle the wagons around Donald Trump as the Russia investigation heats up and the list of indictments and convictions grows. Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert is the latest to make ridiculous and incendiary remarks while trying to throw completely specious suspicion on special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.

December 13, 2017
Comey's testimony

Nearing The End Game: The 6 Phases Of Trump’s Plan To Fire Robert Mueller

President Trump is now ready, willing and able to fire special prosecutor Robert Muller. It’s a matter of when, not if. The warning signs have been accumulating since Trump decided not to fire Mueller last summer, and now alarm bells are ringing.

December 13, 2017

As Impeachment Gains Momentum, Pelosi Is Skeptical

“It’s time for the American public to ponder the gravity and consequences of the scandal engulfing the White House,” writes CNN commentator Errol Louis. “We know Trump has been trying in every way possible to deny, delay or discredit efforts by the Justice Department to ferret out the connections between the administration and a hostile foreign power.”

December 12, 2017
Trump, Twitter

Trump Triumphs Over His Appeasers

Donald Trump knows the story of Winston Churchill, whose judgment was: “Chamberlain had the choice between war and shame. Now he has chosen shame — he’ll get war later.” A year later, he was proved right. But the lesson Trump learned from World War II is that aggression can pay off.

December 11, 2017

9 New And Crazy Revelations About Unhinged Trump

On Saturday, the New York Times offered a lengthy look at Donald Trump’s presidency from the inside with an article informed by “60 [presidential] advisers, associates, friends and members of Congress.”

December 11, 2017
Donald Trump, Jr.

Trump Jr. Rebuffs Questions At House Hearing

Donald Trump Jr. refused to answer questions from lawmakers Wednesday about conversations he had with his father, then-presidential candidate Donald Trump, about his controversial Trump Tower meeting with Russian operatives in June 2016.

December 7, 2017
Mike Flynn offered National Security Adviser post in Trump cabinet

Whistleblower Revealed Flynn’s Russian Nuclear Deal

Michael Flynn sent a text to a business partner as President Donald Trump was delivering his inaugural address last January that a joint plan between Russia and Flynn’s business allies to build nuclear power plants in the Middle East was “good to go.”

December 7, 2017
Trump rabbit hole

Carl Bernstein: Trump’s Behavior Is More ‘Egregious’ Than Nixon’s

Veteran reporter Carl Bernstein, best known for his journalism during President Richard Nixon’s Watergate scandal, told CNN’s Anderson Cooper that President Donald Trump’s “authoritarian” behavior is more blatant than Nixon’s abuse of power.

December 6, 2017

After Implicating Himself On Twitter, Trump Desperately Lashes Out At FBI, Clinton

On Saturday, Trump made what appeared to be an extraordinary admission that he knew Flynn was guilty of lying to the FBI when he fired Flynn, which would mean he also knew that when he pressed then-FBI Director James Comey to drop the Flynn investigation.

December 4, 2017

Did NRA Secretly Push Trump-Putin Connection?

A member of the National Rifle Association (NRA) with Russian ties reportedly invited Donald Trump to the Kremlin by request of President Vladimir Putin last year in a bid to set up a meeting between the candidate and Russian leader before the election.

December 4, 2017

New Emails: Trump Official Wrote Russians Had “Thrown Election” To Him

Former Trump National Security Adviser Michael Flynn’s guilty plea on Friday has resulted in a new torrent of reporting on Donald Trump and his team’s involvement in Flynn’s actions, including a new piece from The New York Times that reveals a disturbing set of emails among the Trump transition team — one that could have far-reaching implications.

December 3, 2017