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Monday, September 24, 2018

Fox News Judge: Manafort Bombshells Aimed At Trump

Reprinted with permission from Creators.

If you have been following the serious destruction brought about by Hurricane Florence in North Carolina and the political turmoil caused by the allegations of teenage sexual misconduct made by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford against Judge Brett Kavanaugh, along with his firm and unbending denials, you might have missed a profound event in a federal courtroom in the nation’s capital late last week.

The Florence damage may take years to repair, and the Kavanaugh nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court, which once seemed assured, at this writing is in a sort of limbo, pending an Anita Hill/Clarence Thomas-like confrontation before the Senate Judiciary Committee next week.…

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ABC Reports Mueller Interviewed Cohen For 25 Hours

Reprinted with permission from AlterNet.

President Donald Trump’s former lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen has been interviewed for “hours” by special counsel Robert Mueller’s team as part of the Russia investigation, according to a new report by ABC News citing anonymous sources. This report supports a previous article in Vanity Fair that made similar claims.

Mueller’s team has asked Cohen about the range of issues covered in its mandate, including potential collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia to interfere in the 2016 presidential election, according to the report. It also notes that Cohen has discussed Trump’s financial dealings with Russia.…

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Huh? Trump Says He Should Have Fired Comey In 2016

Reprinted with permission from AlterNet.

While some continue to question President Donald Trump’s fitness for office, he’s doing himself no favors by talking incoherently and seeming to claim he has wide-ranging powers even before he was ever elected.

In comments to The Hill, Trump said in a recent interview that he should have fired former FBI Director James Comey — an action that launched special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into the president and his campaign — long before he was even president.

“If I did one mistake with Comey, I should have fired him before I got here. I should have fired him the day I won the primaries,” Trump told the outlet.…

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