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Sunday, June 17, 2018

Predictably, Right-Wing Media Misuse IG Report To Fabricate Attacks On Mueller

The report had nothing to do with the FBI’s Trump-Russia probe.

June 17, 2018
Trump, Russia

Russian State TV Boasts ‘Crimea Is Ours, Trump Is Ours!’

Russian state media is celebrating after Trump told G7 leaders that Crimea belongs to Russia because everyone who lives there speaks Russian.

June 17, 2018
U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump's senior campaign adviser Paul Manafort (L) answers a question from a reporter as he walked into a reception with former Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson, (C), at the Republican National Committee Spring Meeting at the Diplomat Resort in Hollywood, Florida, April 21, 2016. REUTERS/Joe Skipper

Trump Lies About His Jailed Campaign Manager

But Trump’s oddly specific lie that Manafort only worked for him for 49 days is especially galling.

June 17, 2018

Former Trump Campaign Manager Manafort Now Behind Bars

Federal Judge Amy Berman Jackson revoked former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort’s house arrest on Friday and sent him to jail following accusations of witness tampering.

June 16, 2018
Trump aides coordinated with Russians

As Manafort Goes To Jail, Trump Keeps Whining

Since he has been accused of conspiring to influence testimony in conjunction with someone believed to have ties to Russian intelligence, Manafort is actually now officially charged with crimes that could be called “Russian collusion.”

June 16, 2018
Michael Cohen

Why Michael Cohen’s Future Suddenly Looks Grim

Wednesday, ABC News reported that Cohen is splitting from his lawyers Stephen Ryan and Todd Harrison of the law firm, McDermott, Will & Emery LLP. NBC News, citing a source close confirmed the decision.

June 14, 2018

Mueller Requests 150 ‘Blank Subpoenas’ In Virginia Court

This comes to a total of 75 possible subpoenas, as every subpoena requires a copy for both the witness and defense.

June 14, 2018
Robert Mueller

Mueller Moves To Protect Confidential Witnesses In Russia Probe

More witnesses are cooperating with the Russia probe that have been publicly revealed, and Mueller is working to make sure their information doesn’t get into the wrong hands.

June 14, 2018
Trump, Trade War, Jobs

Giving Aid And Comfort To America’s Adversaries

With his toxic amalgam of incompetence and thin-skinned emotional reactions, Trump gives aid and comfort to those who would diminish America’s standing in the world, especially the communist dictatorship in China and the land-grabbing czar in Russia.

June 12, 2018

George (Mr. Kellyanne) Conway Destroys Trump’s Argument Against Special Counsel

In a new article for Lawfare, George Conway dismantles the argument that special counsel Robert Mueller’s appointment is unconstitutional — one of Trump’s recent attacks on the Russia investigation.

June 12, 2018

Fox Judge Napolitano Scolds Giuliani And Trump Over Pardon Claims

The president’s pardoning power has no limits in the Constitution. Yet the rule-of-law principle that one cannot be the prosecutor or judge in one’s own case suggests that the president’s pardoning power is limited to people other than himself.

June 10, 2018
Trump VOA

As Manafort Is Indicted Again, Trump Won’t Rule Out Pardon

Trump is refusing to rule out the possibility of issuing a pardon to his former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, who was indicted for the third time on Friday.

June 10, 2018
Robert Mueller

Former Reagan Attorney General Urges Republicans To Defend Mueller

Dick Thornburgh, attorney general under presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, called out his fellow Republicans for attacking special counsel Mueller and undermining the rule of law.

June 10, 2018
Trump, Russia

Trump Backs Russia At G-7, Trashes US Allies

Trump is once again going to bat for Vladimir Putin.

June 9, 2018
Trump, Enemy

Republicans Blast Trump For Siding With Russia Against Our Allies

Trump’s own party is appalled at his latest decision to stand with Putin instead of America’s closest allies.

June 9, 2018

Mueller Indicts Manafort And Russian Associate For Obstruction

According to Mueller’s filing Manafort and Kilimnik “knowingly and intentionally conspired to corruptly persuade another person…

June 9, 2018
Ivanka Trump

Ivanka Under Scrutiny In Moscow Trump Tower Deal

According to Buzzfeed, Cohen had at least one phone conversation with Klokov after Ivanka pushed him to work with the Russian athlete.

June 8, 2018
Donald Trump, Jr.

Major Publishers Reject Don Jr.’s ‘Defense Of Daddy’ Book Proposal

At least two major publishers have rejected a book proposal from Donald Trump Jr. designed to defend his father’s unpopular presidency.

June 7, 2018
Paul Ryan, Affordable Care Act

House Speaker Debunks Trump ‘Spygate’ And FBI Complaints

“I don’t know the technical answer to that question, but I think obviously the answer is he shouldn’t and no one is above the law,” Ryan said.

June 7, 2018
Pro-trump group, campaign finance

No, Mr. President — We Won’t Have Any Putinism Here

It was left to the inimitable Rudy Giuliani to suggest that Trump could literally murder former FBI director James Comey with impunity. He appeared to be joking.

June 6, 2018

Top GOP Senator Hints Trump Must Fire Giuliani

The Trump team has a new and pathetically desperate legal theory that no one else is buying.

June 5, 2018

Sanders Won’t Admit She Lied About Don Jr. And Trump Tower Meeting

In a combative press briefing, Sanders dodged questions on whether Trump has the authority to pardon himself and whether the president feels he’s above the law.

June 5, 2018
rudy giuliani 2

Giuliani Claims Trump Can Pardon Himself

Trump has repeatedly tried to obstruct the Mueller investigation, but on Sunday, Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani revealed that his client believes he has a final ace in the hole if Mueller comes for him.

June 4, 2018
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump addresses the media regarding donations to veterans foundations at Trump Tower in Manhattan, New York, U.S., May 31, 2016. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Indicted Russian Troll Factory Hails Trump Birthday

A new propaganda website linked to Russia’s troll factory has rolled out just in time for Trump’s birthday — and they’re inviting Americans to the White House to celebrate.

June 3, 2018
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks during a round table with the Republican Leadership Initiative at Trump Tower in the Manhattan borough of New York, U.S., August 25, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Trump Asserts Dictatorial Power In Russia Probe

In a letter to special counsel Robert Mueller, Trump’s legal team argues that it’s impossible for the president to commit obstruction — and that even if he did, he could pardon himself.

June 3, 2018