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U.S. Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen has never been a big fan of Donald Trump, despite being a Republican. But in this instance she’s making a point of calling him out for having spent so much time playing golf instead of calling the families of the U.S. soldiers who were killed in Niger. She’s also flatly stating that “Trump is messing with the wrong woman” when it comes to his feud with Frederica Wilson.

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On Oct. 17, 2017, Judge Theodore D. Chuang of the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland issued an opinion and an order enjoining the implementation of President Trumps latest travel ban. This round of litigation concerns Presidential Proclamation 9645, issued on Sept. 24, 2017, entitled Enhancing Vetting Capabilities and Processes for Detecting Attempted Entry Into the United States by Terrorists or Other Public-Safety Threats. The proclamation is the third iteration of an executive order that President Trump first issued in January 2017, more commonly known as the travel ban.

In the instant case, Intl Refugee Assistance Project v. Trump (IRAP) plaintiffs seek injunctive and declaratory relief; plaintiffs moved for a preliminary injunction on Oct. 6, 2017. IRAP, previously before the Supreme Court, was vacated and remanded for dismissal after the temporary entry ban in the second immigration executive order expired and was replaced with the third proclamation (EO-3 or the Proclamation). Judge Chuang indicated that all questions of law would be decided anew because the Supreme Court vacated the case without reaching the merits.

 

Justiciability

Standing

The court first takes up the governments arguments that the plaintiffs fail to satisfy Article IIIs standing requirements. As the court explains, this means at least one plaintiff must allege (1) a concrete and particularized injury that is actual or imminent, (2) fairly traceable to the challenged conduct, (3) and likely to be redressed by a favorable judicial decision. Judge Chuang found all three to be satisfied for both the individual plaintiffs and the organizational plaintiffs.

In addition to the above-mentioned constitutional standing requirements, statutory standing requires that a plaintiffs interest fall within the zone of interests protected by the law invoked. The Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) is the law invoked here.

  • Individuals: With respect to injury, the court concluded that [t]he Proclamations indefinite ban on the issuance of immigrant and nonimmigrant visas for nationals of the Designated Countries has imposed an actual, imminent injury on these Plaintiffs by prolonging their separation from their family members. According to the court, even the threat of such an injury that is real and immediate–which the court concluded is the case here–constitutes a sufficient injury. The court also pointed out that the D.C. Circuit had found standing where, like here, a plaintiff alleged a violation of 8 U.S.C. § 1152 in the form of failure to process a visa application. The court then quickly concluded that the injuries were traceable to the Proclamation and likely to be redressed by an injunction.
  • Organizations: Citing the Supreme Courts opinion in Havens Realty Corp. v. Coleman and the Fourth Circuits opinion in Lane v. Holder, Judge Chuang concluded that the organizational plaintiffs alleged a sufficient injury to their proprietary and organizational interests. For example, the court found an injury-in-fact in claims that the Proclamation would disrupt upcoming conferences and events . . . by preventing individuals from the Designated Countries from attending. Thus, the Proclamation would disrupt[] their ability to raise money, train staff, and convene programs designed to foster the free flow of ideas on topics of significance to their organizations purpose. Moreover, the court found the plaintiffs to be within the requisite zone of interest protected by the [Immigration and Nationality Act]. According to the court, organizations which engage in collaboration and exchange with foreign nationals who visit the United States or focus[] on refugee resettlement have an interest in the effective operation of the INA. The court then quickly concluded that the injuries were traceable to the Proclamation and likely to be redressed by an injunction. It also found that two of the organizational plaintiffs could assert standing on behalf of their members; each had identified a specific individual who would suffer harm which was germane to the organizations purposes as a result of the Proclamation.

Establishment Clause

  • Individuals: As the court explains, a cognizable establishment clause injury requires a plaintiff to have personal contact with the alleged establishment of religion resulting in a personal injury. Relevant injuries include noneconomic, intangible harm to spiritual beliefs, such as [f]eelings of marginalization and exclusion. The court then recounts a litany of allegations that the Proclamation caused plaintiffs to feel insulted, demeaned, depressed or insecure. One plaintiff explained feeling attacked, targeted, and disparaged by the Proclamations hostility to Muslims and . . . [felt] fear for their safety as a result. The court concluded that [t]hese feelings of marginalization constitute an injury in fact in an establishment clause case. The court then quickly concluded that the injuries were traceable to the Proclamation and likely to be redressed by an injunction by removing the stigma associated with the Proclamation.
  • Organizations: The court found that two of the organizational plaintiffs had standing to assert claims on behalf of their members who had personal contact with and suffered direct injury from the alleged establishment of religion and had suffered a concrete injury as a result of the proclamation.

Ripeness

The court rejected the governments arguments that the Plaintiffs claims are not ripe because their relatives have not yet been denied both a visa and a waiver. Although the court acknowledged that a claim is generally not ripe if it is based on contingent future events, here it found that visa ineligibility alone was sufficient because the waiver process itself presents an additional hurdle not faced by other visa applicants which would delay reunification. Additionally, the court observed that the Proclamation has already been issued in its final form, and is not dependent on facts that may derive from application of the waiver process.

Consular Nonreviewability

The court rejected the governments claim that any judicial review of the Presidents decision to exclude an alien for any reason is unreviewable. Though Judge Chuang does not rely on the opinion, the Fourth Circuit rejected this argument in the earlier round of litigation which upheld an injunction Judge Chuang had issued in the previous IRAP litigation (which Jordan and Amira discussed here). The court, citing a number of other opinions, seemed to find this inapposite here:

Plaintiffs . . . challenge not individual visa decisions by consular officers, but the overarching travel ban policy imposed by the Proclamation. . . . The Defendants reliance on Knauff and Saavedra Bruno is thus misplaced. These decisions relate only to aliens appealing individual denials of entry into the United States. . . . Where Plaintiffs include U.S. citizens asserting statutory and constitutional claims challenging a broader policy as opposed to individual consular determinations, the doctrine of consular nonreviewability is not applicable.

This echos the Fourth Circuit’s conclusion that the doctrine of consular nonreviewability does not bar judicial review of constitutional claims. Indeed, Judge Chuang here cites to the Fourth Circuits vacated opinion, presumably for its persuasive power (which Judge Chuang indicated the parties consented to in footnote 1 of the opinion).

APA

The court rejected a number of Administrative Procedure Act-related (APA) justiciability claims. Holding that the defendants fulfilled the statutory standing requirements imposed by the APA, the court turned to the governments Franklin v. Massachusetts argument. In that case, the Supreme Court held that the presidents actions are not reviewable under the APA. Thus, according to the government, judicial review is not available because the Proclamation was issued by the President, not the head of a federal department or agency, and thus is not a final agency action within the meaning of the APA. Judge Chuang disagreed: To the extent that the Plaintiffs seek an injunction against the President himself, this argument has merit. . . . However, Plaintiffs have named as defendants federal agency officials who will implement the Proclamation. Judge Chuang also cited Chamber of Commerce v. Reichwhere the D.C. Circuit concluded that [r]eview of the legality of a Presidential action can ordinarily be obtained in a suit seeking to enjoin the officers who attempt to enforce the Presidents directive. The court also rejected the governments argument that, per 5 U.S.C. § 702(a)(2), Congress committed the use of  § 1152(f) to the sole discretion of the President, such that a reviewing court has no manageable standard by which to evaluate it. Rather, courts have regularly reviewed Presidential action, including action taken in the context of foreign policy and immigration, to ensure that it fits within the bounds of federal statutes.

 

Legal Standard for Preliminary Injunction

Upon finding that the case is justiciable, the court considers in turn whether each of the requirements for a preliminary injunction is met: likelihood of success on the merits; likelihood of irreparable harm in the absence of preliminary relief; whether the balance of equities tips in favor of the plaintiffs; and whether an injunction is in the public interest.

Statutory Claims Likelihood of Success on the Merits

Judge Chuang begins with the plaintiffs three statutory claims under the INA.

Discrimination Based on Nationality Claim

First, plaintiffs argue that EO-3 violates § 1152(a) of the INA, which prohibits discrimination based on nationality in the issuance of immigrant visas. In response, the government contends that the presidents power to issue proclamations–such as EO-3–under § 1182(f) of the Act is not subject to § 1152(a)s limitations. Judge Chuang is persuaded of the plaintiffs position after applying traditional canons of statutory construction. The court notes that § 1152(a) was more recently enacted than § 1182(f), that § 1152(a) is more specific than § 1182(f), and that § 1152(a) specifically excludes certain sections of the INA from its scope, of which § 1182(f) is not one. Finding § 1182(f) subject to § 1152(a)s restrictions, Judge Chuang points out that this conclusion is consistent with the Ninth Circuits opinion in Hawaii v. Trump (related to EO-2).

The court also rejects the governments assertion that even if the presidents authority under § 1182(f) is not excluded from § 1152(a)s scope, in practice, there is no conflict between the two because § 1182(f) empowers the president to bar entry of certain aliens while § 1152(a) specifically prohibits discrimination only in the issuance of immigrant visas. For Judge Chuang, this is one tick too clever (the governments claim here is not helped by the fact that the State Department publicly describes EO-3 as the Presidential Proclamation on Visas.). The court notes that obtaining a visa and seeking entry are activities that usually go hand-in-hand, and that a visa is meaningless without later receiving permission to enter. The court refuses to adopt such a construction that would allow the president to flout § 1152(a) so easily by first issuing visas to nationals of certain countries then denying those same nationals entry. Nor does EO-3s permanent, nationality-based bar to entry fall into a discrete set of historical examples; it does not resemble the Iranian hostage crisis and the disruption of migration relations between the U.S. and Cuba in 1986, where entry, but not visas, was denied on the basis of nationality until the crises had passed. The court concludes that in substance and design, EO-3 is a permanent ban on the issuance of immigrant visas to nationals of the designated countries and therefore violates § 1152(a). But because § 1152(a) only covers immigrant visas, the court must consider the plaintiffs remaining statutory claims to determine their likelihood of success on the merits with respect to EO-3-covered nonimmigrants seeking entry into the United States.

Inadequate Finding of Detriment Claim

Next, the plaintiffs assert that the president has not triggered his authority to act because he has failed to make the threshold finding that the entry of EO-3-designated aliens would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, as required by § 1182(f). The plaintiffs argue that the nationality-based restrictions are unnecessary, an argument supported by dozens of former national security officials, that EO-3 is both over- and underinclusive, and that the information-sharing failures of designated-country governments is irrelevant in a system that relies on applicants, not their governments, to furnish the information necessary for an immigrant or nonimmigrant visa. Judge Chuang recognizes these criticisms but finds no requirement that § 1182(f) entry restrictions be narrowly tailored. Furthermore, the court reads the detrimental to interests language as creating quite a broad standard, even more so than that invoking national security. The court concludes that the plaintiffs have failed to show their likelihood of success on the merits for this claim.

Insufficient Statutory Authority Claim

Finally, the plaintiffs assert that the president exceeded his authority pursuant to § 1182(f) by issuing a ban that overrides Congresss policy choices enshrined in the INA, specifically related to visa issuance criteria and the Visa Waiver Program. They argue that,in order for nationals of designated countries under EO-3 to obtain a visa, they must seek a waiver by demonstrating that visa denial would cause undue hardship, that entry would not pose a threat, and would be in the national interest. These additional criteria go above and beyond those that Congress prescribed in its statutory scheme, which requires applicants to show that they do not fall into an ineligible category such as those with links to terrorism. As for the Visa Waiver Program, Congress has already made policy choices regarding nations covered by EO-3, rendering dual citizens of Iran and Syria ineligible for the program, and considered the factors used by EO-3 to come up with its list of banned countries. For example, country-use of machine-readable passport[s] containing biographic and biometric data. Therefore, EO-3 conflicts with Congresss policy judgments on the same issues.

The court begins by dispensing with the governments claim that presidential action taken pursuant to § 1182(f) is committed to his discretion and not subject to judicial review. This argument fails as the Supreme Court reached the merits of a challenge to the presidents use of § 1182(f) in a previous case, Sale v. Haitian Ctrs. Council. Turning to the claims, Judge Chuang notes that the plaintiffs theory is unpersuasive for two reasons. First, § 1182(f) specifically authorizes the president to impose on the entry of aliens any restrictions he may deem to be appropriate, allowing precisely the kinds of additional criteria presented in EO-3. Second, while EO-3 and the Visa Waiver Program address similar problems they are not directed at the same countries or classes of aliens. Thus EO-3 did not legislate[] changes to the INA in contravention of Congressional intent.

Lastly, the plaintiffs allege that the sheer magnitude of EO-3, banning upwards of 150 million nationals from entry, must exceed Congresss intended delegation of power to the president. The court recognizes that EO-3 does not comport with historical examples in which the president used § 1182(f) to ban entry based on nationality (responding to the Iranian hostage crisis and  the Cuban governments decision to cancel a migration agreement in 1986). And if ever there were a § 1182(f) order, past or present, that exceeds the authority of that statute, it would be this one. But the court could find no clear limit on the presidents § 1182(f) authority other than § 1152(a). The president has sweeping proclamation power that Judge Chuang believes must have some upper limit, but whatever that limit is, it that has not been crossed here with respect to nonimmigrant visas.

Finding that the plaintiffs have failed to show their likelihood of success with respect to EO-3 covered nonimmigrants seeking entry on purely statutory grounds, the court determines that it must consider the plaintiffs constitutional claims.

Constitutional Claims Likelihood of Success on the Merits

Because the statutory claims could not completely support the plaintiffs requested relief, Judge Chuang moved on to the Constitutional analysis. The court first evaluated EO-3 under the standard set forth for evaluating visa denial motives in Kleindienst v. Mandel. Under Mandel, courts review a claim that a visa denial violated constitutional rights first only to determine whether there was a facially legitimate and bona fide reason for the denial. If there is, the denial is lawful. But, if the stated reason is not valid or if there is a particularized showing of bad faith, the court will look behind the stated reason to determine if the true purpose is constitutional.

As employed here, the analysis was largely an extension of the same one the court performed in March when reviewing President Trumps revised travel ban. There, Judge Chuang said that the governments rationale provided was not bona fide and was instead likely a bad-faith pretext for the presidents true motivation of anti-Muslim bias. The court concluded this by relying on several public statements the president had made about Muslims, including his initial call for a ban on Muslims entering the country. Judge Chuang reasoned that bad faith could still plausibly be found since EO-3 comes out of this history of bad faith.

Given that the stated motivation appeared to not be bona fide, the court looked to determine if the purpose violated the establishment clause. To judge a facially neutral statute against an establishment clause challenge, Judge Chuang used the test set out in Lemon v. Kurtzman:an act will only withstand the challenge if (1) it has a primarily secular purpose, (2) its principal or primary effect must be one that neither advances nor inhibits religion, and (3) it must not foster an excessive government entanglement with religion.  Here, Judge Chuang again leaned on his analysis of the second executive order. In March, Judge Chuang ruled that the first and second executive orders would likely fail the first prong of the Lemon test because of President Trumps many public statements suggesting anti-Muslim motivations. Because Judge Chuang viewed EO-3 in [the] shadow of EO-1 and EO-2, the government had not only to persuasively present a primary nonreligious effect, but also to disassociate the [government action] from its previous religious effect.

The primary indicators the government could use to suggest EO-3 had a secular purpose was its inclusion of North Korea and Venezuela and the review process undertaken by DHS to produce the new policy. Judge Chuang was not moved, writing that the Venezuela and North Korea restrictions had little practical consequence, because the Venezuela restrictions only affect government officials and the North Korea restrictions affect fewer than 100 people.  The DHS review was also insufficient, as Judge Chuang suspected the administration did not perform its review in earnest. He pointed to statements from the president predicting the review would result in a very, very strict ban, suggesting the review had a preordained result. Judge Chuang saw a similar indication from the fact that the second executive order that initiated the review instructed the Secretary of Homeland Security to submit to the President a list of countries recommended for inclusion in a Presidential proclamation that would prohibit the entry of appropriate categories of foreign nationals. This wording did not allow the Secretary of Homeland Security to recommend that no-nationality based ban was necessary at all.

On top of the insufficiency of these textual indicators, Judge Chuang noted that the Presidents public statements undercut his legal teams argument, just as they did in March. Judge Chuang pointed out that not only had the president not repudiated his previous anti-Muslim statements, he had made other new statements since the second executive order that suggest he maintains the same motivations as ever for his travel ban. For example, in August, President Trump tweeted a statement that a method hostile to Islamshooting Muslims with bullets dipped in pigs bloodshould be used to deter future terrorism. At a campaign rally after the second Executive Order was enjoined, the president called it a watered down version of the first one that had been tailor[ed] by lawyers to respond to legal challenges. In light of the process that produced EO-3 and the Presidents public statements around it, Judge Chuang could not find that a reasonable observer would understand that the primary purpose of the Proclamations travel ban is no longer the desire to impose a Muslim ban.

Analysis of Other Factors for an Injunction

The court next turned to whether or not the plaintiffs would suffer irreparable harm from EO-3 should it go into effect. The Supreme Court held in Elrod v. Burns that loss of First Amendment freedoms, for even minimal periods of time, unquestionably constitutes irreparable injury. The Fourth Circuit had not extended that to establishment clause claims, but several other districts had. Judge Chuang was persuaded enough by this argument to find that the plaintiffs were likely to suffer irreparable harm. The court also found a likelihood of irreparable harm for the plaintiffs with family members seeking immigrant visas, because [t]he absence of a family member cannot be cured through a later payment of money damages, and is therefore irreparable.

In balancing the equities, Judge Chuang compared the harm of separation from ones family to the national security harms created by not enforcing EO-3. These tipped in the plaintiffs favor, particularly because [a]n injunction would not grant entry to any individual foreign national, but would only preclude the use of a blanket ban. Even with an injunction, visa applicants from the Designated Countries would be screened through the standard, individualized vetting process under which the burden is on individual applicants to prove that they are not inadmissible to the United States. The court did note however that the balance would tip in the governments favor in the case of individuals who lacked a connection with people or entities in the United States so this factor would only support an injunction extending to people with such connections.

Judge Chuang also found that the public interest would be served by preventing an establishment clause violation and by guarding Congress wishes in the implementation of the INA. While the public also has a national security interest, Judge Chuang was not persuaded that it would be harmed sufficiently to outweigh these concerns.

Because an establishment clause violation has effects beyond the parties in the case, and because the organizational plaintiffs in the case operate across the country, Judge Chuang issued a nationwide injunction. However, because the balance of the equities on the restrictions on travel from Venezuela and North Korea favored the government, the injunction does not apply to nationals from those countries.

For more information on the travel ban litigation, and a direct look at the litigation documents, take a look at Lawfares roundup here.

Lawfare – Hard National Security Choices

FBI politicization – Google News: Emotional Gen. Kelly Rips Rep. Wilson’s Politicization Of Soldier’s Death – The Jewish Press – JewishPress.com (blog)

Emotional Gen. Kelly Rips Rep. Wilson’s Politicization Of Soldier’s Death
The Jewish Press – JewishPress.com (blog)
I’ll end with this: In October April, rather, of 2015, I was still on active duty, and I went to the dedication of the new FBI field office in Miami. And it was dedicated to two men who were killed in a firefight in Miami against drug traffickers in 

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Donald Trump – Google News: Jimmy Carter would like Donald Trump to delegate the North Korea problemto him – Quartz


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Jimmy Carter would like Donald Trump to delegate the North Korea problemto him
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Donald Trump loves delegating. He has the secretary of defense deciding troop levels in Afghanistan, his daughter pinch-hitting at meetings, and his son-in-law handling the Middle East, Mexico, China, criminal justice reform, and the opioid crisis. Now 

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Jimmy Carter would like Donald Trump to delegate the North Korea problemto him
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Donald Trump loves delegating. He has the secretary of defense deciding troop levels in Afghanistan, his daughter pinch-hitting at meetings, and his son-in-law handling the Middle East, Mexico, China, criminal justice reform, and the opioid crisis. Now 

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Donald Trump – Google News: Jimmy Carter would like Donald Trump to delegate the North Korea problemto him – Quartz


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Jimmy Carter would like Donald Trump to delegate the North Korea problemto him
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Donald Trump loves delegating. He has the secretary of defense deciding troop levels in Afghanistan, his daughter pinch-hitting at meetings, and his son-in-law handling the Middle East, Mexico, China, criminal justice reform, and the opioid crisis. Now 

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How John Kelly Exposed Himself As Steve Bannon Lite

He’s proven himself to be an authoritarian and a true Trump soulmate.

AP report: Trump plans to help pay aides’ legal costs for Russia probes – PBS NewsHour


Newsweek
AP report: Trump plans to help pay aides’ legal costs for Russia probes
PBS NewsHour
WASHINGTON President Donald Trump intends to spend at least $430,000 of his own money to help pay the legal bills of White House staff and campaign aides related to the investigations into Russian election meddling in the 2016 election, a White …
Russia Update: Trump Campaign Official Under InvestigationNewsweek
Senate panel postpones hearing with Trump lawyer Cohen in Russia probeReuters
Does the House Intel Committee Have Enough Staff to Investigate the Trump-Russia Scandal?Mother Jones
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Is Trump Smart Enough To Reappoint Janet Yellen?

Trump is likely to give us a Wall Street guy to chair the Fed.

McConnell Says GOP Senate Candidates Don’t Need to Commit to Him – Bloomberg


Bloomberg
McConnell Says GOP Senate Candidates Don’t Need to Commit to Him
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McConnell also said the Republican agenda in the Senate is one and the same as Trump’s, and that’s what should drive the selection of Republican candidates. In order for president’s agenda to advance, we have to be able need to elect people who …

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Lindsey Graham: The Trump administration has ‘a blind spot on Russia I still can’t figure out’ – Business Insider


Business Insider
Lindsey Graham: The Trump administration has ‘a blind spot on Russia I still can’t figure out’
Business Insider
“I think that the Trump administration is slow when it comes to Russia,” Graham said when asked why he thought the administration had not yet implemented the new sanctions against Russia that Trump signed into law on August 2. “They have a blind spot 

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Trump To Release Classified Files On JFK Assassination

More than 3,000 documents related to the 1963 shooting death have never been publicly released. 

Report: White House Rush-Sending Condolences To Gold Star Families

At least three families said they received express-shipped packages from the White House after Trump claimed he called “virtually everybody.”

Trump Offers $430,000 Of His Own Money For Aides’ Legal Fees In Russian Probe

The funds ethical issues if associates have information about the president.

Donald Trump’s 2012 Yankees Tweet Proves There Really Is A #TweetForEverything

Yes, even for Major League Baseball.

Trump pledges at least $430000 to help staff pay for Russia probe lawyers – Politico


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Trump pledges at least $430000 to help staff pay for Russia probe lawyers
Politico
President Donald Trump is committing at least $430,000 from his own wallet to help White House and former campaign staffers pay legal bills tied to the Russia investigation, White House officials said on Saturday. Details on how and whereTrump will 
Trump pledges $430K to help cover legal bills of aides amid Russia probeThe Hill (blog)
Trump pledges at least $430000 of his own money to help cover aides’ legal costs related to Russia probesWashington Post
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Putin says Trump hampered from delivering electoral promises – Reuters


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Putin says Trump hampered from delivering electoral promises
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SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that if President Donald Trump is unpredictable, it is because his domestic opponents are stopping him from delivering on many of his election promises. Russia’s President …

Putin Says Americans Should Not ‘Disrespect’ Trump, Because He’s the President and ‘Doesn’t Need Any Advice’ – Newsweek


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Putin Says Americans Should Not ‘Disrespect’ Trump, Because He’s the President and ‘Doesn’t Need Any Advice’
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Putin, who U.S. officials have accused of swaying the 2016 U.S. presidential race in Trump’s favor, broke a streak of hostile diplomatic exchanges between the two leading powers during a speech Thursday in order to defend his former political ally from 
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Putin says ‘Mr Trump should be respected’ by the American people video – The Guardian


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Putin says ‘Mr Trump should be respected’ by the American people video
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Russia’s Vladimir Putin has said the US president, Donald Trump, should be respected because he has a democratic mandate. Speaking to an audience of foreign Russia scholars, Putin said an unprecedented anti-Russia campaign was being conducted in …
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Putin says Trump ‘won honestly,’ deserves more respect – WGN-TV


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Putin says Trump ‘won honestly,’ deserves more respect
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RUSSIA Russian president Vladimir Putin believes President Donald Trump is worthy of more respect from the American people, reports Russian new agency TASS. The statement came in response to a question from a Valdai International Discussion Club …
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Donald Trump launches desperate last ditch bid to prevent his advisers from flipping on him

At the end of a week which saw his own top former White House advisers Sean Spicer and Reince Priebus beginning to cooperate in the investigation against him, Donald Trump is now making a last ditch bid to prevent anyone else from flipping on him. However, the effort appears to be too little too late, and it instead reveals just how nervous Trump has become as the Robert Mueller investigation closes in on him.

Trump is now promising his associates that he’ll chip in $430,000 of his own money to help pay their mounting legal bills, according to an Axios report (link). That’s far too little money to be of much help, considering the sheer number of Trump advisers and associates who have been forced to hire high priced attorneys to represent them in the Trump-Russia scandal. If anything, the report raises questions about how this pittance of money is supposed to be spread around, and whether Trump might try to use it to specifically convince individual witnesses to not flip on him as Mueller corners them. If so, this could constitute obstruction of justice.

Strangely, Axios says that Trump will not pay any of the legal bills for his former National Security Adviser and former campaign foreign policy adviser, Michael Flynn. Why? No one knows. Flynn is considered one of the prime witnesses against Trump, and he’s facing serious criminal charges that could send him to prison for a long time. Why wouldn’t Trump want to motivate Flynn to remain on his side? It raises the question of whether Flynn may already be cooperating against Trump or perhaps Trump simply thinks Flynn may have flipped on him.

Meanwhile, Donald Trump’s own legal bills in the Russia continue to be paid by the Republican National Committee, with money it received from a Kremlin oligarch who is using his dual U.S. citizenship to skirt the law. And as has previously been widely reported, Donald Trump is using funds raised for his own phony “2020 reelection” campaign to pay the legal bills of his son, Donald Trump Jr.

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Donald Trump Jr chimes in and reminds us how stupid he is

Donald Trump Jr chimes in and reminds us how stupid he is

Donald Trump Jr chimes in and reminds us how stupid he is

The debate has been long-running: which of Donald Trump’s adult sons is the dumbest? Is it Eric Trump, who seems to know he’s dumb and pulls his punches accordingly? Or is it Donald Trump Jr,

Senile Donald Trump brags that he only represents “rich people” then incoherently babbles about Vladimir Putin

Senile Donald Trump brags that he only represents “rich people” then incoherently babbles about Vladimir Putin

Senile Donald Trump brags that he only represents “rich people” then incoherently babbles about Putin

Trump clearly needs immediate professional medical attention

George W Bush condemns bigotry and lies in coded attack on Trump – The Guardian


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George W Bush condemns bigotry and lies in coded attack on Trump
The Guardian
The president has pointedly refused to accept the conclusion of the US intelligence agency that the Russians meddled in the2016 election against the backdrop of the investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Moscow.

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Facebook, Twitter and Google Counsel to Testify Before Congress in Russia Investigation – Law.com


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Facebook, Twitter and Google Counsel to Testify Before Congress in Russia Investigation
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With the U.S. Senate and House intelligence committees looking at Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidentialelection, counsel for tech giants Facebook Inc., Google Inc. and Twitter Inc. are scheduled to testify in Nov. 1 hearings, according to …
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All five living former U.S. Presidents to make joint public appearance tonight

As major hurricanes began ravaging various regions of the United States and it became clear that the Donald Trump administration wasn’t going to come close to providing a proper disaster response, all five living former U.S. Presidents came together to unveil a charitable foundation called One America Appeal. Since that time they’ve begun condemning Trump in semi-coordinated fashion, suggesting they have much more up their sleeves. Tonight, all five of them will be making a joint public appearance together.

Former Presidents Jimmy Carter, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama will be the special guests at tonight’s One America Appeal benefit concert in Texas which will benefit the victims of the hurricanes in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico. The musical lineup mostly consists of country music acts, including Alabama, Lyle Lovett, and Lee Greenwood. But even as funds are being raised for charity, all eyes will be on the five Presidents to determine what they’re really up to.

Earlier this week George W. Bush, the most conservative of the five former Presidents, delivered a blistering speech condemning Donald Trump. Then almost immediately afterward, Barack Obama gave an anti-Trump speech of his own. This couldn’t have been a coincidence, and it points to a degree of coordination in their messaging. This has only served to further the expectation that there’s more to the five-way partnership than simply charity work, making tonight intriguing.

Due to the charitable nature of tonight’s concert, you can expect the five former Presidents to keep the entire thing cordial. This will be, in effect, their coming out party for their alliance. Once the American public becomes comfortable with the idea of its former leaders coming together to speak with one authoritative voice, we may soon find out what they’re planning when it comes to deposing Donald Trump.

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felix sater – Google News: But Trump suffers ‘convenient memory loss’! – The Island.lk

But Trump suffers ‘convenient memory loss’!
The Island.lk
“I mean, I’ve seen him a couple of times; I have met him,” Trump said, in a deposition in a court case involving Sater in 2013. And The New York Times quoted him as saying, “If he were sitting in the room right now, I really wouldn’t know what he 

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The Russians have sold out Donald Trump and Donald Trump Jr to Robert Mueller

Even as Congress and Special Counsel Robert Mueller continue to plow their way through Donald Trump’s inner circle in an attempt at pressuring Trump’s underlings to flip on him, another more surprising angle has emerged. The Russians are now voluntarily cooperating with the investigation into the Trump-Russia scandal, in a manner which could end up taking down both Donald Trump and Donald Trump Jr.

Mueller has been zeroing in on Donald Trump Jr’s meeting with Russian government representatives in which Junior sought dirt on Hillary Clinton and on Donald Trump’s subsequent attempt at covering up the real reason for the meeting. Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort, and other Trump people who were in the meeting, are still largely refusing to cooperate. But now the Russians who were in the meeting are cooperating with the investigation. This is a remarkable development, because these people wouldn’t need to cooperate unless they wanted to.

Some of the Russians at the meeting have now met with congressional investigators, according to a CNN report (link). Although details about Robert Mueller’s investigation rarely leak out, this means that these same Russians have almost certainly spoken with Mueller as well. They’re not U.S. citizens and they don’t reside in the United States, so U.S. investigators have little if any legal leverage over them yet they’ve decided to cooperate anyway. Considering that the Russians in question all have relationships with Vladimir Putin, they wouldn’t be cooperating unless he wanted them to.

It’s still not clear precisely what information the Russians have given to Congress and Mueller. But the Russians are well aware that the investigators are trying to use the details of this meeting to nail Donald Trump Jr for collusion and to nail Donald Trump for obstruction of justice. By voluntarily providing any level of cooperation, the Russians have sold out them both.

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Trump more optimistic on Isis after Raqqa than key advisers

President hails step toward lasting peace and political transition but advisers say militants remain a threat and Assad government newly strengthened

Donald Trump on Saturday issued a statement on the Islamic States expulsion from Raqqa that ran counter to warnings in recent days from his national security aides that the militants remain fully capable of striking American interests.

Events in Raqqa were a milestone in the fight against terrorism and a step toward a political transition and lasting peace in Syria, Trump said in a White House statement.

Related: The fall of Raqqa – in pictures

Related: Escape from Raqqa: how my three-year ordeal in the Isis stronghold ended | Tim Ramadan

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Donald Trump goes berserk with bizarre Pee Pee Tape denial

Of all the things Donald Trump is worried about surfacing in his Trump-Russia scandal, he’s not the most worried about his treasonous election-rigging collusion or even his lifetime of financial crimes. Instead it’s the mythical “Pee Pee Tape” which allegedly shows him engaging with Russian prostitutes. Now more than ever, Trump has become paranoid about the tape in question. We know this because he’s going off the deep end while specifically denying its existence.

On Saturday afternoon, out of nowhere, Trump tweeted “Officials behind the now discredited ‘Dossier’ plead the Fifth. Justice Department and/or FBI should immediately release who paid for it.” It’s important to point out that not one word of Trump’s tweet is true. The dossier in question has not been discredited in any way, shape, or form and much of it has now been independently confirmed. The officials in question have not pleaded the fifth. Instead they’ve fully cooperated with the investigation, and have only rebuffed a fake subpoena from Trump’s own corrupt puppet Devin Nunes.

It’s nothing new for Trump to lie through his teeth in a tweet. However, what does stand out here is that this tweet came out of nowhere. There were no major news reports about the dossier or the Pee Pee Tape yesterday or today so why is Trump suddenly bringing it up just to try to discredit it? This strongly suggests that he’s recently learned something which has led him to fear that it could surface.

If Russian President Vladimir Putin has indeed been using the Pee Pee Tape to blackmail Donald Trump, it’s possible that Trump now fears Putin might leak it. Putin has personally lost billions of dollars as a direct result of Trump’s failure to get U.S. sanctions against Russia lifted which is now impossible in the current political climate. Does Trump fear Putin is about to cut his losses?

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Trump calls on FBI to release names behind dossier – The Hill (blog)


The Hill (blog)
Trump calls on FBI to release names behind dossier
The Hill (blog)
President Trump on Saturday renewed his criticism of the controversial dossier alleging that Moscow had compromising information on Trump during the 2016 election, calling for the FBI to “release who paid for it.” “Officials behind the now discredited …
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Putin’s Pro-Trump Operation May Have Been Far Bigger Than We Yet Know
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