Category: Politics

The Russian Connection: Yes, There Are Tapes

On Thursday in a Washington DC courtroom, previously redacted documents from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team regarding the cooperation of former Trump Nation Security Adviser General (ret.) Michael Flynn. Former national security adviser Michael Flynn told investigators that people linked to the Trump administration and Congress reached out to him in an effort to interfere …

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The Russian Connection: McConnell and Deripaska, A Love Story

While everyone has been fixated on the Trump’s current temper tantrum and fight for abortion rights, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Putin’s “favorite industrialist”, Oleg Derispaska are having an affair in Kentucky. Kentucky might be going into business with the Russian mafia. Not the rough-and-tumble “Godfather” crowd with the bent noses and such …

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The Russian Connection: “China, If You’re Listening”

On Wednesday night, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sat down with MSNBC host Rachel Maddow for an extended interview that was sobering and enlightening. In the first segments, Secretary Clinton talks about the importance of Americans keeping focused on the themes and findings in the Mueller report amid the antics and obfuscation that William …

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The Slow Death Of Gerrymandering

Gerrymandering is the practice of manipulating the boundaries of an electoral constituency giving favor to one party or class. The term is named after Elbridge Gerry, who as Governor of Massachusetts in 1812 signed a bill that created a contorted-shaped partisan district in the Boston area that was compared to the shape of a mythological …

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The Russian Connection: Hillary Weighs In On Mueller Report

Former Secretary of State, US Senator and First Lady Hillary Clinton penned an op-ed in the Washington Post in response to the Mueller report calling for a 9-11 like commission to look into the hacking of the 2016 election. First, like in any time our nation is threatened, we have to remember that this is …

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Transparency For Thee But Not For Me

Steve Benen at MaddowBog writes that Donald Trump loves transparency except when it come to himself. When sycophant representative Devin Nunes ran to the White House last year with a memo full of classified information he had penned to help Trump, Trump, ignoring the objections from his FBI Director Christopher Wray, okayed the release of …

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Everybody Out Of The Pool

Trump’s temper tantrum is continuing after he fired Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen who told him he couldn’t arbitrarily keep immigrants from seeking asylum, separate children from their families and close the border. There are laws and treaties but Trump doesn’t like being told he can’t do what he wants to do. The man is …

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Gone Girl

Department of Homeland Security Secretary, Kirstjen Nielsen, has left the room. As usual, Trump announced her departure, effective Wednesday, in a tweet on Sunday. She was summoned to the White House in the morning to meet with Trump over plans for “a way forward” over the Trump created border crisis. Instead she was asked to …

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Trump’s Fictional Wealth

As everyone knows by now, and what every New Yorker has known since the 80’s, Donald Trump is a con artist who lie and cheat even when he is winning. Most bankers and contractors eventually learned the hard way, losing millions along the way. Donald probably only ran for president because he saw it as …

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The Russian Connection: Barr’s Cover Up

Since Attorney General Bob Barr issued a four page summary letter that was released less that 48 hours after he received Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report, many on the left are freaking out and on the right declaring victory. The actual report from the investigation into the Crimes of Trump, however, is still under wraps. …

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Stay Just A Little Bit Longer

So much for that “period of unemployment:” A Justice Department official declined to comment on whether the delay in Rosenstein’s departure means Mueller is still not ready to deliver his report. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will stay at the Justice Department “a little longer,” according to a senior department official. Rosenstein had previously said …

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The Russian Connection: Manafort Sentenced

Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort sentenced to 47 months in prison on five counts of tax fraud, one count of hiding his foreign bank accounts and two counts of bank fraud, far below the minimum sentencing guidelines of 19 to 24 years. “I think the sentencing range is excessive,” U.S. District Judge T.S. …

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