Wednesday, August 21, 2019
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Now We Know Why Trump is So Friendly to Putin

Just a short diary to report the latest bombshell revelations between the Trump family, Felix Sater, and Russian mob money laundering as reported by Bloomberg News. Here are some nuggets from the story. Robert Mueller is examining whether...

Five months into the job, Spicer still can’t say whether Trump believes Russia interfered...

After flatout forbidding White House reporters to record Monday's gaggle in any way, press secretary Sean Spicer braved an on-camera briefing Tuesday that was fairly lengthy—about 25 questions including follow ups—and yet equally as “useless” as...

Intelligence officials considered Flynn an urgent problem, yet he still heard CIA secrets

In some ways, this is a revelation that we all imagined to be true: as Trump's national security adviser, Michael Flynn had access to top-secret information he never should have been privy to. But new New York Times reporting has added a twist:...
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Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III lawyers up

And another one … Sessions has hired Chuck Cooper. Cooper and Sessions should be sympatico, as Cooper is a Republican who was part of the Department of Justice Civil Rights division during the Reagan administration. Cooper is probably best known...
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Mueller just added a Russian-speaking former Supreme Court clerk to his special counsel team

Robert Mueller’s investigative team is growing again. This time he’s added a top-notch Russian-speaking attorney: Elizabeth Prelogar, an assistant to the solicitor general, is working with deputy solicitor general Michael Dreeben in his part-time...

Trump’s nominee for FBI director scrubbed Russia connection from his law firm bio

Christopher Wray, Donald Trump's nominee to replace James Comey at the FBI, used to include this information in his law firm bio. Donald Trump's nominee to be the director of the FBI, Christopher Wray, represented an American energy executive in...
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Sheldon Whitehouse Thinks Mike Flynn is Singing Like A Canary.

Senator Sheldon Whitehouse suspects that the FBI has Flynn under the bright light and the General is trying to stay out of Allenwood. “Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island suggests that fired national security Mike Flynn...
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Trump-Russia: Mueller Hires Expert Witness-Flipper

From Reuters: A veteran federal prosecutor recruited onto special counsel Robert Mueller's team is known for a skill that may come in handy in the investigation of potential ties between Russia and U.S. President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign team:...
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Trump’s attorney performs hilarious flip-flop: confirms and denies investigation in one breath

Donald Trump is not under personal investigation. So say any number of Trump surrogates, including Trump attorney, Jay Sekulow. Donald Trump is under personal investigation. So says the Washington Post, the New York Times, NBC News, Donald Trump and...
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Bannon "Crapping Diamonds" As House Calls Campaign Digital Director To Testify In Russia Probe

A GOP strategist named Rick Wilson tweeted Friday, “A little bird tells me that a certain White House staff member whose name rhymes with Beeve Stannon is crapping diamonds over Parscale.” Steve Bannon has every reason to be so nervous over Trump...

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