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Sorry, Trump, Mueller never even wanted to be your FBI director

Donald Trump has a recurring fever dream that Robert Mueller wanted to be his FBI director. https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1134120831389392896 Yeah, it didn’t happen that way. It's like the umpteenth time Trump has made this desperately baseless claim that...

Trump Iran Decision Expected Soon, Expect Sharp Rises in Gas Prices to Over $3...

Major American media companies are in consensus, an announcement on the Iran deal is expected soon, possibly by the end of the day. Trump has every reason to get the decision “done,” desperately trying to drive news that he hired an Israeli security firm of ex Mossad Agents, “Black Cube,” to frame dirt on the […]
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Trump demands tanks on the Mall as part of his quest to make the...

Donald Trump’s plans to make Washington, D.C.’s Fourth of July celebration all about him are moving forward, though it’s hard to really call them plans. More of a spoiled child’s wish list that government...
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Steve Schmidt Eviscerates Trump: “Waging War on Americans”

The lies mount at a rate of 14 a day. It used to be that every word the White House issued was checked, not just for spelling, grammar, etc. but fact checked, with known sources. The White House used to carry a weight like no other place on Earth. You could walk by it and […]
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Possible Trump-Russia Loan Documents Crash World Stage

We were presumptuous in believing that Trump needed to distract us from “just” the impeachment proceedings unraveling at a rapid pace. No, Trump has what are perhaps even bigger issues, the indefensible ones, the ones we’ve been discussing for six months, the disclosure of financial documents, to also worry about. I got the report off Twitter, and was so blown away that I had to both read the entire report myself, and also check with Mark Sumner over at our alma mater mothership, Daily Kos, to confirm that the reporting is reliable, real, and sufficiently wary, because earthshattering claims require earthshattering evidence. According to the report in Forensic News, a Russian-backed bank called “VTB,” underwrote Trump’s Deutsche Bank loans in a highly complex transactional scheme that likely violates the 2014 sanctions against Russia and Russian-banking. It likely also represents a clear case of money laundering, if real. The FBI knows and is investigating. The report appeared in Forensic News, dated December 30, 2019 – days ago, and today the server crashed. However, the report is documented here: Or here, if and when the server gets back-up. Mark’s article on Daily Kos, here, examines both the wag the dog theory, and some of the financial elements. My trust with my readers is everything, so I will tell you this. I do not have the financial literacy to really grasp or describe the essence of what Trump actually did, or how clear the legal case against him might be, if all the documents prove reliable. What I can say is this: It is clear, that at a time when the globe was in a recession, and Trump was so toxic that no American bank would touch him, Trump was getting “unheard of” loans from Deutsche Bank. If the documentation is verified, the “unheard of” loans were issued because they were underwritten by VTB, a Russian bank subject to sanctions, and – obviously – under Putin’s control. Such an action only makes sense if the entire point was to launder money out of Russia. The Russian bank essentially guaranteed Trump’s loans, according to the report, which is heavily documented, it is “forensic.” Forensic News is sure “enough” to go forward. Of course, the biggest question is the reliability of the evidence. I have little doubt that some kind of economic relationship is real. We have always known that Trump had Russian financial backing, hell they told us that much. The question is the legality, the conflict of interest, and again, the reliability of the documentation. Reliability would have to be of the type that it could withstand the most contested criminal case in history. As Mark describes it: The documents supposedly originated with the son of a former Deutsche Bank official who committed suicide, which is very much the kind of connection that raises concerns about the authenticity of the information. This only highlights the importance of efforts by Congress to gain access to information on these loans. The last appeals court ruling in the case instructed Deutsche Bank to turn over the information, but the Supreme Court stepped in to block the subpoena and hear the case. So the concern runs both ways. There is concern about the reliability of the evidence, it may not be reliable, or at least sufficiently reliable, and – of course – if the […]
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When We Unite And Fight, We Win: Saturday’s Good News

I started writing this roundup yesterday, as is my custom.  It wasn’t easy.  For a while, in the morning, I wasn’t even sure I would be able to do it.  Everything felt hopeless and dark.  Thursday dragged me down in an awful way.  It seemed like...
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Oklahoma gov. confronted by teachers at business speech, tells teachers prisons need funding too

Oklahomans aren’t buying what Republican legislators are selling right now. As the state’s teachers go into their fourth day of a walkout protest across the state, public opinion is growing—in favor of teachers. While Gov. Mary Fallin and her fellow...
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Trump Admin Just Admits It Doesn’t Care About Human Rights, China Happy

Oh my god. Larry Kudlow, fighting for a place in the running for “dumbest White House advisor,” went on CNBC this morning for an interview, and we learned a great deal more than Kudlow and Trump likely intended. First of all, did you know that a renowned war-criminal is representing the United States in trade talks with China? We do now, as we found out the Henry Kissinger – a man responsible for countless deaths at the behest of brutal (but pro-American) dictators in the early 70s – is quietly operating as a U.S. agent in talks with president Xi of China: Eamon Javers, a CNBC journalist covering the economy, reported on the remarks Kudlow made to a group of reporters. Kudlow said that Henry Kissinger, President Richard Nixon’s former secretary of State, had recently been to the White House — and he has also recently met with Chinese leader Xi Jinping twice. No United States president should want any association with Henry Kissenger, as the man has no moral compass whatsoever. But, of course, Trump has no moral compass and I suppose it is a match made in heaven. Do we not have an entire Department that exists to handle these very specific things, such as trade talks? Trump really likes avoiding the State Department when it comes to “private talks.” What the hell do you want to bet that Trump has a private citizen, a ruthless one who never cared about criminal or immoral behavior, as a back-channel to Xi because Trump is offering “goodies” in a trade agreement in exchange for an investigation of Biden? And then there is this, which should take your breath away: Kudlow said President Xi told Kissinger that he would rather “deal with President Trump, who will focus more on trade in the economy, rather than democrats who won't talk about key trade issues, but instead will go on about human rights and other things.” — Eamon Javers (@EamonJavers) December 18, 2019 Ah, but Kudlow’s brain kicked in a moment later when he realized he just said something extremely honest, and that is very bad: He added: “Now, let me be careful here. President Trump made it very clear that we favor freedom and democracy and a peaceful solution in Hong Kong, and that we oppose, of course, the maltreatment of the Muslims and the Uigurs.” — Eamon Javers (@EamonJavers) December 18, 2019 Absolute bullshit. You already told us the part you’re proud of, and thus your little “retraction” is in no way moving me. Trump cares as much about human rights as he does about corruption. Zero. Indeed, from everything we have seen, Trump vastly prefers nations that crackback on their citizens over those like, oh, Canada, Denmark, and France, those nations at which he sneers. What do you want to bet that Trump just wishes he could arrest Adam Schiff and Nancy Pelosi right now? You can feel it, can’t you? The only thing holding Trump back is knowing that the limits to his power exist somewhere out there, and starting to arrest politicians could easily lead to his arrest at some point. But he fantasizes about it, I can near guarantee. No, he doesn’t care about human rights. And China definitely wants Trump re-elected because, for all we know, […]
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The stark difference between Barack Obama’s tribute to Aretha—and a f-king a–hole’s tribute

Hoping I’m not offending too many people with my title. The anger steams sometimes when I see/hear/read what this self-serving, egotistical, illegitimate so-called president has to say on just about anything on any day. But today’s insincere...
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TICK TOCK! The Great Unraveling Of This Kakistocracy Has Begun in Earnest: Saturday’s Good...

This has been one heck of a week and I truly believe that this we are now in the end stages of this particular kakistocracy. I am not saying it will end tomorrow.  And a lot of how quickly and easily it ends will be determined by how we do in...

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