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Danziger

Danziger: Under The Influence

Why were a Trump-connected private spook and a Kushner hedge-fund pal skulking in the Seychelles Islands with the Emirates crown prince? Mueller is curious.

June 16, 2018
fake news

Reacting To Cohen Raid, Trump Delivers Inaccurate And Dictatorial Rant

“It is an attack on our country!” exclaimed Donald Trump upon learning that the FBI had raided the office, home, and hotel room occupied by his personal attorney Michael Cohen. “It’s an attack on what we all stand for.” What he meant by that deranged statement remained unclear as he rambled on about the “witch […]

April 10, 2018
Danziger

Danziger: A Fool For A Client

Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven […]

February 7, 2018
Nunes memo

The Nunes Memo Mystery: Why Did Trump Release This Dud?

The only mystery that still surrounds the “Nunes memo” — concocted by Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee and named for its chairman Devin Nunes — is why Congressional Republicans and President Trump authorized its release with such maniacal hype. Promoted as proof of a scandal “far worse than Watergate,” in the feverish phrasing of […]

February 2, 2018
clinton

Yes, The President Must Testify — Just Like Bill Clinton Did

Donald Trump tells reporters that he is eager to chat with Robert Mueller, the special counsel investigating his campaign’s suspected collusion with the Kremlin and his attempts to obstruct that investigation, but his sincerity is in doubt. When he proclaims his willingness to let Mueller question him, “under oath,” it sounds like typical Trump bluster. […]

January 31, 2018
FBI conspiracy

GOP Senator Hyped Silly ‘Secret Society’ FBI Conspiracy — Based On Joke Text

Republicans are desperate to derail the Russia investigation with FBI conspiracy theories about the text message correspondence between bureau officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page. The two officials privately trashed Donald Trump during the Clinton server investigation, but also several other politicians on both sides of the aisle. As far as Republicans are concerned, this is a scandal that proves […]

January 25, 2018

Russian Politician Who Reportedly Sent Millions To NRA Has Long History In Spain

Reprinted with permission from ProPublica. As the Spanish police investigated the presence of a notorious Russian organized crime group on the resort island of Mallorca in 2012, they realized that a key figure described by some of the suspects as their “godfather” was a powerful Moscow politician: Alexander Torshin. Spanish prosecutors decided in the summer […]

January 20, 2018
Bannon

Four Reasons Why Trump Should Fear Bannon Testimony

Reprinted with permission from AlterNet. Donald Trump should be worried. Former Trump campaign strategist and White House adviser Steve Bannon, summoned by subpoena to testify for special counsel Robert Mueller, has reportedly said he will “cooperate fully.” News of the subpoena came Tuesday, the same day Bannon testified in a closed-door hearing before the House Intelligence Committee, which is investigating Russia’s […]

January 17, 2018
FBI

Jeopardizing Law Enforcement, House Republicans Intensify War On The FBI

Reprinted with permission from ShareBlue. Having completely abandoned any semblance of an investigation focused on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, as well as possible collusion with the Trump campaign, House Republicans are now trying to discredit the FBI and federal prosecutors. In the latest unprecedented development, the FBI has been forced to hand over sensitive documents to […]

January 17, 2018
Danziger

Danziger: The Implacable In Full Pursuit of The Unpardonable

Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven […]

November 29, 2017
manafort

Russia Probe: Manafort And Aide Surrender After Special Counsel Indictment

Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort has surrendered to federal authorities following indictments of him and an aide, Rick Gates, by special counsel Robert Mueller. The Department of Justice issued a statement disclosing that Manafort and Gates were indicted on 12 counts including “conspiracy against the United States” as well as conspiracy to launder money, […]

October 30, 2017
Danziger

Danziger: Scent Of The Bear

October 10, 2017
Danziger

Danziger: Dogged Pursuit

September 2, 2017
Mueller

Why Trump (And Gingrich) Should Stop Whining About Robert Mueller

When Newt Gingrich humiliates himself by smearing Special Counsel Robert Mueller, it is all too easy to dismiss the former speaker. As a disgraced politician who left office under an ethical cloud, following a decade spent debasing American discourse, Gingrich has no standing to criticize Mueller, a decorated Vietnam veteran who enjoys broad bipartisan esteem […]

June 19, 2017
Obstruction

Report: Special Counsel Is Investigating Trump For Obstruction Of Justice

President Donald Trump is being investigated by special counsel Robert Mueller for possible obstruction of justice, the Washington Post reported on Wednesday, citing unidentified officials. Mueller is investigating alleged Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election and possible collusion with the Trump campaign.

June 14, 2017
FBI director

Fire Robert Mueller? Why That Trump Doomsday Scenario Won’t Work

With its echoes of Richard Nixon’s infamous “Saturday Night Massacre” during Watergate, to fire Robert Mueller sounds like an insane, almost suicidal proposition. And yet when asked by George Stephanopoulos on ABC News’ This Week whether the president would promise not to interfere with the special counsel probe, his lawyer Jay Sekulow offered no such guarantee — feeding speculation about what Trump might do.

June 12, 2017
Danziger

Danziger: White House Traffic Stop

Danziger wonders what will happen to Donald Trump when the fired FBI director testifies about him — with a special prosecutor listening.

June 4, 2017
watergate

Jared Kushner, Trump Adviser And Son-In-Law, Reported Under FBI Scrutiny In Russia Probe

The FBI is closely examining Trump son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner as a person of interest in its ongoing investigation of Russia’s intervention in the 2016 election and related matters. Investigators are scrutinizing an extensive series of meetings that Kushner held with Russians, according to those news outlets, which quoted sources close to the probe.

May 26, 2017
Memo

Justice Department Appoints Ex-FBI Director Mueller As Special Counsel In Russia Probe

The Justice Department, in the face of rising pressure from Capitol Hill, named former FBI chief Robert Mueller on Wednesday as special counsel to investigate alleged Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election and possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Moscow.

May 18, 2017