“Trump Lawyers Are Preparing For Criminal Charges To Be Filed Against The President” Reply


POLITICUS USA

“Trump’s legal team is clearly setting the stage to say the president cannot be charged with any of the core crimes discussed in the Russia probe: collusion and obstruction. Presumably, you wouldn’t preemptively make these arguments unless you felt there was a chance charges are coming.

A lawyer wouldn’t be offering a defense before anything has been filed unless they are trying to get out in front of charges that are coming.” MORE

“Pence pleads ignorance as Russia probe deepens” Reply


POLITICO

“As the White House contends with questions about who knew about former national security adviser Michael Flynn lying to the FBI, people close to Vice President Mike Pence are trying to make clear that President Donald Trump’s No. 2 knew nothing at all.

He was at a homeless shelter in Indiana, clad in an apron and doling out hot meals, the day last December when Egypt submitted a U.N. resolution that drew Flynn and Trump’s son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner into international back-channel dealing.” MORE

“Trump’s Christmas Gift to the Poor: Tax Hikes: The Daily Show” Reply


THE DAILY SHOW

“Trump Turns Yellow And Backs Out Of Campaigning For Alleged Pedophile Roy Moore” Reply


POLITICUS USA

“The White House is privately admitting that Trump will not be going to Alabama to campaign with alleged pedophile Roy Moore.

The AP reported, “White House official says President Donald Trump will not campaign for Republican Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore before the Dec. 12 special election…The official says Trump will not travel to Alabama on Moore’s behalf, despite his public statements doubting the women accusing Moore of sexual assault. The president held the door open to campaigning for Moore last week, when he all but endorsed Moore’s candidacy and attacked his Democratic opponent, Doug Jones.” MORE

“Roy Moore Campaign Official Caught On Video Going After Journalist” Reply


HUFFINGTON POST

“A campaign worker for Roy Moore, the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate from Alabama, was caught on video getting physical with a Fox News cameraman outside an event on Monday night.

Connor Sheets of The Birmingham News, who shared the footage on Twitter, later identified the man shoving the photojournalist as Tony Goolesby, DeKalb County coordinator for the campaign and the organizer of the evening’s event in Henagar, in the northeastern corner of the state.

The footage shows Goolesby grabbing the camera by the lens.” MORE

A Fox News producer later wrote on Twitter that the cameraman was part of a crew from the network.

“Kushner got emails about WikiLeaks, Russia in 2016, lawmakers say”


POLITICO

“Jared Kushner received emails in September 2016 about WikiLeaks and about a “Russian backdoor overture and dinner invite” and forwarded them to another campaign official, according to a letter to his attorney from the bipartisan leaders of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and ranking member Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said Kushner failed to turn over the relevant documents when they asked for them last month.” MORE

“Trump Distances Himself From His Own Remarks On Russian Election Meddling”


HUFFINGTON POST

U.S. President Donald Trump and Russia’s President Vladimir Putin talk during the family photo session at the APEC Summit in Danang, Vietnam November 11, 2017. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

“America’s diplomacy power is being completely destroyed, ambassador warns”


SALON

“She added, “There is no denying that our leadership ranks are being depleted at a dizzying speed, due in part to the decision to slash promotion numbers by more than half. The Foreign Service officer corps at State has lost 60 percent of its Career Ambassadors since January. Ranks of Career Ministers, our three-star equivalents, are down from 33 to 19. The ranks of our two-star Minister Counselors have fallen from 431 right after Labor Day to 369 today — and are still falling.” MORE

“Sen. Al Franken Nails Jeff Sessions For His Endless Series Of Russia Lies”


POLITICUS USA

In a new letter, Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) his position as a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee to call out Attorney General Jeff Sessions lies about Russia, and demand answers from Sessions about his false statements.

In a letter to Sessions, Franken wrote:

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“Sarah Huckabee Sanders botched Civil War history, and an expert corrected her”


SALON

“The White House has been in overdrive over the last few days. In between the growing number of investigations over the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia — that’s starting to remind people of the Watergate controversy — the administration has been trying to get out of their own way when it comes to Civil War history.

On Tuesday, press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said that “many historians” thought that a “failure to compromise was a cause of the Civil War.”

But filmmaker Ken Burns, who directed a critically acclaimed documentary film about the war, disagreed. The Civil War was caused by slavery, he said.” MORE