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previous guy's "ignoration day" came after Chris Steele produced a "second" dossier for the FBI

Expect some GOP  to be triggered by this new information about intelligence produced during Trump’s term as “...it was used by the US Justice Department...

Coming Undone, “Civil War,” Witness Intimidation, Inspector Barr

Over and over, we’ve said it. Trump will not “go down” without taking everything he can with him, and increasingly, it seems he’s determined to take down witnesses, other countries, and our nation itself, if it saves His Greatness. Yesterday, in a column infested with Trump self-righteous rage-tweets, we noted that Trump floated the threat of “civil war” should law-abiding citizens determine that Trump be impeached. We were not the only one’s who noticed. Conservative columnist Matt Lewis of The Daily Beast tore into Trump’s unveiled threat: “In January 1973, National Lampoon featured an infamous cover declaring: ‘If You Don’t Buy This Magazine We’ll Kill This Dog.’” he began. “I was reminded of that when Donald Trump sent a similarly desperate tweet this weekend, suggesting that ‘If You Don’t Stop This Impeachment My People and I Will Start a Civil War.’” Of course he will. At no point in his life has Trump ever acknowledged anything greater than himself. If his presidency is threatened by Americans, he will absolutely wage war – limited only by what he’s able to get away with – on other Americans. Not only is Trump not interested in “what’s best for the nation,” not only is Trump going to spend 100% of his time and effort in saving himself, he will take hostages. Not that it should surprise anyone, after all, holding funding to Ukraine hostage for Trump’s personal gain is how he got into this mess in the first place. Trump doesn’t learn well, he will only accelerate the pace of his lawlessness. It will all come undone, absent some sort of pushback by Republicans, Republicans in office, with the ability to stop this man. Trump is also intimidating witnesses – another felony, tweeting out messages to anyone who might dare cross him. We will find you. So if the so-called “Whistleblower” has all second hand information, and almost everything he has said about my “perfect” call with the Ukrainian President is wrong (much to the embarrassment of Pelosi & Schiff), why aren’t we entitled to interview & learn everything about…. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 1, 2019 And ….the Whistleblower, and also the person who gave all of the false information to him. This is simply about a phone conversation that could not have been nicer, warmer, or better. No pressure at all (as confirmed by Ukrainian Pres.). It is just another Democrat Hoax! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 1, 2019 “Learn everything about the whistleblower” and also “the person who gave all the false information to him.” Learn everything about him. It doesn’t take a MENSA member to note the twisted logic here. If the phone call is the only issue, and the phone call is perfect, why do we need to know anything about the “whistleblower,” Mr. “President”? Because Trump wants that whistleblower endangered, in fear. Moreover, he wants potential future whistleblowers in fear. This is the same man who called witnesses to the Mueller investigation “rats.” This is the same man who states that his supporters will erupt in civil war over his impeachment, Trump knows damn well that his “supporters” will immediately endanger this whistleblower. That is the point. We have whistleblower laws precisely because people in power could exact revenge upon the person highlighting the abuse of power. […]

Minnesota was mentioned just once in the Mueller report. Here’s why it matters

Remember the Mueller report—that 448-page tome that implicated a sitting president of the United States in multiple felonies? Well, here's a nugget that may...

Israeli Intelligence: Russia Picked Trump, Ran Him For President

This is rather serious. Of course, we have sort of known this. It feels different when confirmed by people that we suspect are not messing around in going to the media. A former Mossad chief, Tamir Pardo, assures us it is worse than we know. From Newsweek: “Officials in Moscow looked at the 2016 U.S. presidential race and asked, ‘Which candidate would we like to have sitting in the White House? Who will help us achieve our goals?’ And they chose him. From that moment, they deployed a system [of bots] for the length of the elections, and ran him for president.” If anything, we suspect that is conservative. We tend to wonder whether Moscow determined that Trump would run in the first place. Regardless, it is horrifying to hear from someone who would definitely know. Except that is not the horrifying part: “What we’ve seen so far with respect to bots and the distortion of information is just the tip of the iceberg. It is the greatest threat of recent years, and it threatens the basic values that we share—democracy and the world order created since World War Two,” Translation. HE has seen the stuff he cannot talk about, the underside of the iceberg, and it is the biggest threat to democracy since World War II. If that doesn’t stop you from your normal Trump loathing, it should. This man would not say this now without a reason. He has the data to back it up: “On Facebook, the five most shared and the five most liked posts focused on divisive issues, with pro-gun ownership content, anti-immigration content pitting immigrants against veterans, content decrying police violence against African Americans, and content that was anti-Muslim, anti-refugee, anti-Obama, and pro-Trump,” I should also note that the above quotes came from a talk given at a tech conference, and reported on by Israeli media giant Haaretz. To me, it means that at least this Israeli ex-intelligence chief wants the world to know that there is more to the story than we already know. I suspect we should listen, and pass this along. Again, we all realize there isn’t really anything “new” here, except that it was being said by a person we might normally see as a Trump ally. Of course, we also note it was said now, which could also be meaningful. Are we seeing a shift in conservative consensus regarding Trump’s competence, or lack thereof? I follow things very closely, and that is the sense that I am getting. Trump’s instability is increasingly hard to deny, and it seems some believe we are entering territory dangerous enough to make sure others know. Tip of the iceberg, and what we see is dangerous enough. **** Peace, y’all. Jason jmiciak@yahoo.com, and Follow on Twitter: @MiciakZoom  

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