Tag: robert mueller

Nov 18

The Russian Connection: Flynn, Russia and Turkey

It was reported a couple of weeks ago that Turkish gold trader Reza Zarrab, who is under indictment for violating US sanctions on Iran along with three others, had been released from the Metropolitan Correctional Facility in Brooklyn and has completely disappeared. The FBI has stated that Mr. Zarrab is still in their custody but …

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Nov 10

The Russian Connection: The Turkish Kidnap Plot

Another shoe may be about to drop in the probe of the Trump administration and Russian involvement in the 2016 elections. On Sunday, a report by NBC News revealed the Special Counsel Robert Mueller III has enough evidence to indict Trump’s former national security adviser, General Michael T. Flynn and his son Michael G. Flynn. …

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Nov 01

The Russian Connection: More Evidence Sessions Lied

Attorney General Jefferson Beauregard Sessions has a problem with the truth. With the guilty plea of former Trump campaign advisor (or whtever you want to call him) George Papadopoulos, it’s becoming clear that Sessions lied to Senator Al Frankin (D-MN) when he was questioned about his contacts wit Russian agents. The New Republic reports on …

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Oct 30

The Russian Connection: Indictments – Round One

The news on Friday was that indictments were handed down by a grand jury that had heard evidence from Special Counsel Robert Mueller into the Trump camapign’s conspiracy with Russia to influence the 2016 election. Early this morning, not only where there arrests but it was revealed that there was also a guilty plea. as …

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Sep 13

The Russian Connection: Full Speed Ahead

Special Counsel Robert Mueller III is going full speed ahead with his probe of Russia’s interference in the 2016 elections and the Trump campaign’s connections. As of today this is where it stands: According to NBC News, former White house Security Advisor General (ret) Michael Flynn’s son, Michael G. Flynn, is now under federal investigation …

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Aug 31

The Russian Connection: Teaming Up

Last night Politico reported Special Counsel Robert Mueller has teamed up with New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman on the case of former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort. Part of the reason for the duel investigation is the possibility that Trump will pardon Manafort and others of federal charges involving the Trump campaign’s conspiring …

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May 04

CIA, FBI, DoD, DoJ, Army, Air Force: ‘Torture doesn’t work.’

I posted this over at DailyKos the other day and some people said posting it here would be a good idea. So here I am.

Here I’ve compiled a lengthy list on the ongoing discussion (read: illegal implementation and defense) of torture. I just think it is really interesting, in hindsight, to go re-read articles where various agencies commented on torture.

I’m not trying to prove a point that torture doesn’t work, so we shouldn’t use it. We should never use it even if it ‘works’ because it’s cruel, inhumane and un-American. There is no excuse to use torture and there never will be. I am writing this because I’m actually wondering, given all these comments about how it doesn’t work, why was it still used?

Honestly, it makes no sense. It hampered evidence gathering and trials of real terrorists and everything else, along with being completely immoral. I doubt we’ll ever get any answers but I figured I’d put it out there.