Tag: law

Dec 12

The Russian Connection: Desperation

Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into the Russian meddling in the 2016 election appears to be concentrating when Donald Trump knew the National Security advisor Michael Flynn had lied. Focus on Flynn, Trump timeline suggests obstruction is on Mueller’s mind Special counsel Robert Mueller is trying to piece together what happened inside the White House …

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Dec 06

The Russian Connection: Money Laundering 101

It was reported yesterday that Special Counsel Robert Mueller had subpoenaed the bank records of the Trump family from Deutsche Bank. Duetsche Bank has a rather dubious history of laundering money for everyone from drug lords to arms dealers to oligarchs. Just this psst January, the bank was fined $620 million for its part in …

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Dec 01

The Russian Connection: Why All The Lies?

With former National Security Advisor General (ret.) Michael G. Flynn’s guilty plea for lying to the FBI, we have still not seen evidence of the Trump campaign conspired with the Russians to interfere with the 2016 election. So why all the lies that have given fuel to allegation? Special Counsel Robert Mueller has tons of …

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Dec 01

The Russian Connection: Flynn Admits He Lied

Late last night, the New York Times reported that Donald Trump had approached senior Republican senators over the summer asking them to end the investigation of his campaign’s connection to Russian meddling in the 2016 election. President Trump over the summer repeatedly urged senior Senate Republicans, including the chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, to …

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Oct 18

The War On Opioids

In the wake of a Washington Post expose on how the pharmaceutical industry had lobbied congress to weaken the Drug Enforcement Administration’s ability to fight the opioid epidemic, Rep. Tom Marino (R-PA) has withdrawn his name to be Donald Trump’s drug czar. Marino was the principal sponsor of the bill written by an industry lawyer …

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Sep 12

The Aftermath of a Pardon

Department of Justice prosecutors in the contempt case against Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio have asked the judge to vacate her decision arguing that Donald Trump’s pardon has nullified the verdict. No doubt this came at the request of Trump and his Attorney General Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III. Trump tried to justify his action falsely comparing …

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Apr 05

The Russian Connection: Blackwater

In a recent article, the Washington Post revealed that the founder of Blackwater, a for hire mercenary group, Erik Prince, had a secret meeting in the Seychelles Islands with a Russian representative arranged by the United Arab Emerites to broker a backchannel between Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin. The meeting took place around Jan. …

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Mar 08

Azerbaijan, Iranian Guard and Trump

“Azerbaijan, Iranian Guard and Trump.” What, you say. yes, that combo sounds a little strange but it’s not. The Trump organization built a hotel in the Azerbaijan capitol of Baku that appears to have been financed by a corrupt Azerbaijani oligarchs with connections to Iran’s Revolutionary Guard, a known terrorist group. Monday night MSNBC’s Rachel …

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Feb 22

How To Remove A Problem Like Trump

When President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas on November 22, 1963, the was some confusion on succession. The Constitution was not clear on whether the vice president would be president or acting president in the event of the death, resignation, removal or incapacity due to disability. Article II, Section 1, Clause 6 …

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Feb 17

Lies and the Lying Liars

Over the years, I have learned a couple of things, some of them very important, some not so much. I’ve learned from both experience and observation. One of the more important things I learned that prosecutors very rarely ask a witness a question they don’t already have the answer. It’s pretty much the same with …

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Feb 09

Thank You, Ninth Circuit

The three judge panel of Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously declined to lift the stay of Donald Trump’s executive order banning the entry of Muslims from seven mostly Muslim countries. The Trump Administration’s controversial executive order to limit travel from seven Muslim majority countries suffered a major setback on Thursday after a panel of …

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Jan 31

The Resistance: Monday Night Massacre

Monday night, three hours after acting Attorney General Sally Yates issued a letter instructing US Attorneys not to defend Donald Trump’s Muslim ban, Trump fired her. The last time that happened was in 1973, when Richard Nixon fired Special Prosecutor Archibald Cox at the height of the Watergate scandal. It precipitated the resignation of Attorney …

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