goes after actual (American)
seemslikeadream » Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:24 pm wrote:
Watergate drama took longer to unfold — more than two years — than many people may remember.The complete Watergate timeline (it took longer than you realize)
https://www.pbs.org/newshour/politics/c ... er-realizeMueller Is Laying Siege to the Trump Presidency
It won’t be a single news event that takes down the president.
Mikhaila Fogel Associate editor of Lawfare Benjamin Wittes Editor in chief of Lawfare and a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution
Dec 4, 2018
“Today is the first day I actually thought Donald Trump might not finish his term in office,” said the legal commentator Jeffrey Toobin on CNN last Thursday.
“This is the beginning of the end for Trump,” declared Neal Katyal, a former acting solicitor general, on MSNBC.
“The deal may be among the biggest news in the nearly 18-month investigation,” wrote Barry Berke, Noah Bookbinder, and Norman Eisen in The New York Times.
It happens this way every time: A big news event in the Trump-Russia investigation takes place, and commentators talk about it as though a house of cards were collapsing or a row of dominoes were falling. Each time, it’s the beginning of the end. Each indictment or plea is the “big one.” And then those expectations are disappointed. The sun rises the next day—in the east, as expected—and it sets in the west, as it did the day before. The Trump presidency endures.
So what will the big one look like, if not some Mueller-lobbed bombshell? When the walls are finally breached, how will we know that it really is the beginning of the end? Here’s a hint: The big one will not be a legal development, an indictment, or a plea. It will be a political development—that moment when the American political system decides not to tolerate the facts available to it any longer. What does that look like? It looks like impeachment. It looks like enough Republicans breaking with the president to seriously jeopardize his chances of renomination or reelection. The legal developments will degrade the walls.
https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archi ... mp/577264/
seemslikeadream » Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:32 am wrote:how can a farce create so many guilty pleas? I am sure Manafort does not think it is a farce since he is going to jail for the rest of his life...can a farce put someone in jail for the rest of his life? Can a farce make Flynn rat out trump & Co.?
Innocence Is Irrelevant
This is the age of the plea bargain—and millions of Americans are suffering the consequences.
Jim Hogshire worked for several supermarket tabloids, so it's not surprising that his expose of their inner workings shares some of the same deficiencies. These include a willingness to speculate freely about his subject, often constructing chains of circumstantial evidence to substantiate claims such as tabloids hiring CIA agents in order to provide them with plausible cover for their activities around the world. He also asserts that the tabloids are associated with government psychological warfare departments, serving as right-wing propaganda tools.
elfismiles wrote:How Russian Hackers Amplified the Seth Rich Conspiracy Until it Reached Donald Trump and the CIA
By Patrick Tucker Technology Editor Read bio
August 2, 2018
A new report claims that Russian hackers altered dates in stolen documents to frame the DNC staffer for the theft.
https://www.defenseone.com/technology/2 ... ia/150263/
Cyber security researchers who spoke with Defense One, and who asked not to be named,
verified that the theory was probable. One pointed out that duel compression serves no purpose in terms of efficiency.
It isn’t quite a smoking gun, but it is a highly coincidental series of correlative facts from which any reasonable person could interpret the high likelihood of a causative relationship. There is smoke in the room. There is a gun. There is a person prone to shooting guns with gunpowder on his sleeve.
Donald J. Trump on Twitter
“Mike Pompeo is doing a great job, I am very proud of him. His predecessor, Rex Tillerson, didn’t have the mental capacity needed. He was dumb as a rock and I couldn’t get rid of him fast enough. He was lazy as hell. Now it is a whole new ballgame, great spirit at State!"
https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/sta ... 0368132096
On 24 December 1992, nearing the end of his term in office after being defeated by Bill Clinton the previous month, George H. W. Bush pardoned six administration officials, five who had been found guilty on charges relating to the Iran–Contra affair. Barr was consulted extensively regarding the pardons, and especially advocated for the pardon of former Secretary of Defense, Caspar Weinberger, who had not yet come to trial.
The ironies are almost as thick as the lies at this point. Barr was always a CIA plant in the DOJ, representing the wishes of the Bush-Lilley faction, with emphasis on covering up the CIA's role in Iran-Contra and its meddling in Chinese affairs. This means two things: 1) the CIA wants Trump exonerated, because, I believe, Trump was laundering Russian-Jewish mob drug money with the CIA’s blessings, and 2) the Bush CIA faction now has a hammerlock on Trump.
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How a future Trump Cabinet member gave a serial sex abuser the deal of a lifetime
BY JULIE K. BROWN
NOV. 28, 2018
On a muggy October morning in 2007, Miami’s top federal prosecutor, Alexander Acosta, had a breakfast appointment with a former colleague, Washington, D.C., attorney Jay Lefkowitz.
It was an unusual meeting for the then-38-year-old prosecutor, a rising Republican star who had served in several White House posts before being named U.S. attorney in Miami by President George W. Bush.
Instead of meeting at the prosecutor’s Miami headquarters, the two men — both with professional roots in the prestigious Washington law firm of Kirkland & Ellis — convened at the Marriott in West Palm Beach, about 70 miles away. For Lefkowitz, 44, a U.S. special envoy to North Korea and corporate lawyer, the meeting was critical.
His client, Palm Beach multimillionaire Jeffrey Epstein, 54, was accused of assembling a large, cult-like network of underage girls — with the help of young female recruiters — to coerce into having sex acts behind the walls of his opulent waterfront mansion as often as three times a day, the Town of Palm Beach police found.
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