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Government Of, By, And For The Plutocrats

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New report suggests Trump may have lied about ties to mob-linked Russian businessman – Salon
Weinstein’s army of spies, Saudi situation, and eight other stories you might have missed – Quartz
All The Best Euphemisms Used By Journalists For ‘Sex Workers Peeing On Each Other’
He escaped from a mental health facility. And still bought an AR-15 – KSDK
Trump’s Contradictory Mental Health Policies
Schiff to AP: Trump a graver threat than Russian meddling – Yahoo News
Russian Meddling Reveals Truths America Can’t Place at the Kremlin’s Feet – The Root
Trump a graver threat to American democracy than Russian meddling, Schiff says – PBS NewsHour
Upcoming Putin, Trump talks should prove interesting – Al-Monitor
These are the questions to ask about the Trump-Russia connection – Washington Post
Donald Trumps secret CIA plot to sabotage the Trump-Russia probe has been exposed, and its laughably inept
Exclusive: Russia Activated Twitter Sleeper Cells for Election Day Blitz – Daily Beast
Unlike president, Trump administration officials cautious on Saudi purge – Washington Post
How the KGB birthed the JFK assassination conspiracy industry – WND.com
Donald Trumps impeachment just became a lot more likely
Trumpism Without Trump: A Losing Formula in Swing-State Virginia – New York Times
Robert Muellers ouster of Donald Trump just got twice as easy
Blackmail Culture Goes Digital in Putin’s Russia – The Cipher Brief
Texas shooting suspect escaped from behavioral center in 2012, attempted ‘to carry out death threats’: Police report – WWGP 1050 AM
Putin ready for meeting with Trump Russian top diplomat – TASS
Donald Trump may come home in a straitjacket
Russian Foreign Minister Confirms Trump-Putin Meeting in Vietnam – The Moscow Times
Where are the FBI documents? – American Thinker (blog)
Robert Mueller, eight ball, corner pocket

 

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New report suggests Trump may have lied about ties to mob-linked Russian businessman – Salon


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New report suggests Trump may have lied about ties to mob-linked Russian businessman
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(Since the election, Sater’s links to Russia have come under scrutiny as it’s been revealed that he offered, in 2015, to broker a relationship between Trump and Russian president Vladimir Putinone that he said could win Trump the White House. “I will 
Trump SoHo: A Shiny Hotel Wrapped In Glass, But Hiding Mysteries  NPR

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Weinstein’s army of spies, Saudi situation, and eight other stories you might have missed – Quartz


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Weinstein’s army of spies, Saudi situation, and eight other stories you might have missed
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[FelixSater declined to comment for this story, citing the advice of counsel. That line alone tells you this is no ordinary oral history. From GQ: The story of Donald Trump’s Election Dayperhaps the wildest, weirdest 24 hours in American politics 

All The Best Euphemisms Used By Journalists For ‘Sex Workers Peeing On Each Other’

What is this allegation against Trump and when did you hear the media describe it clearly?

He escaped from a mental health facility. And still bought an AR-15 – KSDK


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He escaped from a mental health facility. And still bought an AR-15
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He escaped from a mental health facility. And still ….. The president plans to speak with Putin on the sidelines of an economic conference in Vietnam, even as a special counsel back in the United States investigates Russian interference in the2016 

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Trump’s Contradictory Mental Health Policies

Donald Trump blames gun violence on mental illness, but his policies show mental health isn’t a true priority. 

Schiff to AP: Trump a graver threat than Russian meddling – Yahoo News


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Schiff to AP: Trump a graver threat than Russian meddling
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The House’s top Democrat investigating Russia’s election meddling on Tuesday declared that in many ways President Donald Trump is “far more grave a threat” to American democracy than the Kremlin. Rep. … aides George Papadopoulos 

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Russian Meddling Reveals Truths America Can’t Place at the Kremlin’s Feet – The Root


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Russian Meddling Reveals Truths America Can’t Place at the Kremlin’s Feet
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Clinton Watts, a former FBI agent whose primary research focuses on Russian cyber propaganda, told the Washington Post that Russia has worked to play all political factions against each other to ascertain their efforts’ effectiveness. … we’ll realize 

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Trump a graver threat to American democracy than Russian meddling, Schiff says – PBS NewsHour


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Trump a graver threat to American democracy than Russian meddling, Schiff says
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I do feel our democracy is under threat, Schiff said. Trump’s approach to governing, he said, is a serious problem and in many respects far more grave a threat than anything … Trump has insisted that the FBI investigation, including the federal 

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Upcoming Putin, Trump talks should prove interesting – Al-Monitor


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Upcoming Putin, Trump talks should prove interesting
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Yet there are signs Russia and the United States are seeking a political settlement in Syria. So far, both seem to agree on the two principles that should be underpinning the process: Syria’s territorial integrity and an all-inclusive, nationwide 
The threat of political interferenceIndependent Online
The National Today: Bolshevik birthday, Trump in Asia – and where’s Weinstein?CBC.ca
Wanted: A US-Russia Relationship That Isn’t DysfunctionalThe National Interest Online

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These are the questions to ask about the Trump-Russia connection – Washington Post


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Donald Trumps secret CIA plot to sabotage the Trump-Russia probe has been exposed, and its laughably inept

Donald Trump has said and done virtually nothing, at least in the public eye, to fight back against the Trump-Russia investigation in the nine days since the high profile arrests got underway. We’ve all suspected that he had something cooking behind the scenes, and sure enough, his secret plan to sabotage the Trump-Russia probe has now been exposed. It’s a demented plot involving the highest levels of the CIA but it’s also laughably inept.

Earlier today The Intercept reported that Trump had personally met with his handpicked CIA Director Mike Pompeo to push the phony conspiracy theory that the DNC email hack was an inside job (in reality it was long ago demonstrated that it was done by Russian government hackers trying to help Trump). The Intercept is never to be taken at its word. It’s a disturbingly Russia-aligned publication which spent the entire Democratic primary season dishonestly trying to divide the left against itself for Trump’s gain. However, respected reporter Ken Dilanian of NBC News is now independently confirming the same story, meaning it’s real and it’s stunning.

Donald Trump is now taking his abuse of power so far, he’s actively trying to goad the head of the CIA into launching an investigation into an imaginary conspiracy theory that has zero evidence behind it, simply in the hope of smearing his adversaries in order to distract from the investigation into his own criminal behavior. This alone is a crime against the Constitution and an impeachable offense. It’s also so incompetent, it’s almost funny.

This is Donald Trump’s master plan for fighting back? He’s trying to get the CIA to manufacture some evidence that the DNC hacked itself? He thinks anyone outside of his delusional and shrinking base is going to fall for this comedy routine? If this is the best Trump can come up with, even as the arrests in the Trump-Russia march closer to his doorstep, then he’s finished.

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Exclusive: Russia Activated Twitter Sleeper Cells for Election Day Blitz – Daily Beast


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Exclusive: Russia Activated Twitter Sleeper Cells for Election Day Blitz
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As U.S. polling places opened last Nov. 8, Russian trolls in St. Petersburg began a final push on Twitter to elect Donald Trump. They used a combination of high-profile accounts with large and influential followings, and scores of lurking personas 

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Unlike president, Trump administration officials cautious on Saudi purge – Washington Post


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Unlike president, Trump administration officials cautious on Saudi purge
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Trump administration officials on Tuesday appeared to temper President Trump’s wholehearted support of last weekend’s purge of domestic rivals by Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, and issued conflicting statements about a missile …
The Saudi Royal Purgewith Trump’s ConsentThe New Yorker
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How the KGB birthed the JFK assassination conspiracy industry – WND.com


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How the KGB birthed the JFK assassination conspiracy industry
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Lt. Gen. Ion Mihai Pacepa is the highest-ranking Soviet bloc intelligence official ever to defect to the West, who currently lives under deep cover in the U.S. as a proud American citizen. In 1988 Gen. Pacepa published Red … the Kremlin’s science 

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Donald Trumps impeachment just became a lot more likely

There are a number of cynics within the anti-Trump resistance who are certain that the Republican-controlled Congress will never impeach and remove Donald Trump no matter how ugly things get for him. What theyre overlooking is that if the Republicans conclude they have to throw Trump overboard in order to avoid getting blown out in the midterms, theyll selfishly do it in a heartbeat. Tonight, the odds of Trump getting impeached before the midterm just became a whole lot more realistic.

Democratic candidate Ralph Northam won the Virginia race for Governor tonight, even after Donald Trump had thrown the full weight of his endorsement behind Republican candidate Ed Gillespie. Trump is so toxically unpopular, Gillespie largely tried to pretend the endorsement never happened. In the end Gillespie lost by what might end up being a five point final margin, with the votes still being counted, which represents a stunning defeat for the Republican Party and for Trump. Its also a harbinger of things to come.

The Virginia race should have been winnable for either party. Yet the Republican Party, even with the full weight of Donald Trump, couldnt come close to pulling it off. This isnt a one-off aberration, either. The Democrats are on track to pick up a dozen or more seats in the Virginia legislature tonight. The Democrats also won todays New Jersey race for Governor in a blowout. Democrats have been quietly winning lower profile races throughout 2017, including a number of races in strongly Republican-leaning districts. This is now what the GOP can expect in the 2018 midterm races unless it makes a major change.

Its clear that the Republican Party is on this ugly losing streak because Donald Trumps unpopularity is dragging down the entire party. Tonight was proof to the Republicans in Congress that many of them will lose their own jobs in November 2018 if they dont get rid of Trump in the meantime. Tomorrows internal discussion within the GOP leadership will be whether or not to strategically impeach Donald Trump. They care far more about saving themselves than they do about the fate of Trump.

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Trumpism Without Trump: A Losing Formula in Swing-State Virginia – New York Times


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Trumpism Without Trump: A Losing Formula in Swing-State Virginia
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For Ed Gillespie, Trumpism was an ill-fitting suit. His résumé was pure establishment national Republican Party chairman, counselor to President George W. Bush, well-connected K Street lobbyist. But the messaging of his campaign for governor of
Charlottesville mayor: Virginia is ‘a wall against Trump and TrumpismThe Hill
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Robert Muellers ouster of Donald Trump just got twice as easy

Strictly speaking, Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s job isn’t to take down Donald Trump. His job is technically to simply get to the bottom of Trump’s scandals and prosecute the related crimes, which will just happen to have the real world consequence of taking down Donald Trump. Some see that as a distinction without a difference. One way or the other, based on a development that has nothing to do with the Trump-Russia scandal itself, Mueller’s job just got twice as easy.

Donald Trump is so overwhelmingly guilty in so many ways, and so many of his advisers and associates are going to end up flipping on him as a result of their own crimes, there’s only one way Mueller can fail to take Trump down. That’s if the Republican majority in Congress intervenes and sabotages Mueller’s investigation. Aside from the doomed legislative efforts of a few fringe House Republicans, and the personal freakout of Mitch McConnell, it’s appeared all along that the GOP was willing to let Mueller take out the Trump trash on its behalf.

The GOP’s reasoning has been straightforward enough: it doesn’t really want the toxically unpopular Donald Trump to still be in power by the time it gears up for the 2018 midterm races. Nor does the GOP want Trump’s remaining base to blame it for Trump’s demise. So if the Republican Party sits back and allows Mueller to expose Trump’s criminal nature piece by ugly piece, then the GOP can claim that it has no choice but to move on from Trump. If that is indeed the GOP’s strategy, it just became cemented into place tonight.

The race for Governor of Virginia should have been winnable for the Republican Party, yet its candidate ended up losing rather badly tonight. This was clearly a referendum on Donald Trump, and the American public clearly wants him ousted. Now more than ever, the GOP will want Trump gone before the midterms. That makes them twice as willing to sit back and let Robert Mueller destroy Donald Trump for them. The GOP cares more about the midterms than it does about whether Trump sinks or swims.

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Blackmail Culture Goes Digital in Putin’s Russia – The Cipher Brief

Blackmail Culture Goes Digital in Putin’s Russia
The Cipher Brief
The KGB and its successor intelligence services routinely use kompromat against opponents of the Russian government, both foreign and domestic. When possible, Russian intelligence officers lure unsuspecting targets, like Skuratov, into compromising …

Texas shooting suspect escaped from behavioral center in 2012, attempted ‘to carry out death threats’: Police report – WWGP 1050 AM


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Texas shooting suspect escaped from behavioral center in 2012, attempted ‘to carry out death threats’: Police report
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(SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas) Texas church shooting suspect and Air Force veteran Devin Kelley escaped from a New Mexico behavioral center in 2012, according to an El Paso Police Department report, which also said he was attempting to carry out 

Putin ready for meeting with Trump Russian top diplomat – TASS


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Putin ready for meeting with Trump Russian top diplomat
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DA NANG/Vietnam/, November 8. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin is prepared for holding a meeting with his US counterpart Donald Trump on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit and their schedules are being …
Putin ready to meet Trump at APEC summit in Vietnam Russian FMRT

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Donald Trump may come home in a straitjacket

Donald Trump just suffered his most humiliating day yet. In a last ditch effort to prove that he could still motivate his withering base, he loudly endorsed Republican candidate Ed Gillespie in the Virginia race for Governor, even though Gillespie didn’t want the endorsement. As a result, mainstream Americans decided to get their revenge by sending Gillespie to a nine point loss that destroyed whatever hope Trump might have had of getting his vanishing mojo back. That’s just the start of his trouble.

Trump is currently trapped on an overseas trip to Asia, so he’s fully surrounded by staff members at all times. That means he can’t tweet the kind of unhinged toxic garbage he typically tweets when things are going poorly for him. In his darkest hour, he can’t even blow off steam by incoherently misspelling deranged conspiracy theories about Hillary Clinton. Oh, and it’s all about to get much worse for him.

Even as Trump was scheduled to begin giving a speech in South Korea on Tuesday, his administration announced that he was still backstage because he was still writing his speech. This was just moments after the Virginia race had been called for Gillespie’s opponent. It’s enough to raise the question of whether Trump was backstage pouting, refusing to come out and give his speech until he got over his tantrum. If he’s this far gone, just wait until he gets to his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, because that’s not going to be good news either.

Donald Trump’s presidency is over. It’s just a matter of when and how it ends, and who chooses to end it before someone else ends it. Impeachment, 25th Amendment, resignation, take your pick; one of the three is coming. Putin might well tell him that it’s over and it’s time for him to resign. Oh, and more of Trump’s associates may well have been arrested by the time he gets back home. At this rate Trump may end up coming home in a straitjacket.

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Russian Foreign Minister Confirms Trump-Putin Meeting in Vietnam – The Moscow Times

Russian Foreign Minister Confirms Trump-Putin Meeting in Vietnam
The Moscow Times
President Vladimir Putin will meet U.S. President Donald Trump at a summit in Vietnam this weekend after all, Russia’s Foreign Minister confirmed Wednesday. The two world leaders met on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Hamburg in July, agreeing to a …

Where are the FBI documents? – American Thinker (blog)

Where are the FBI documents?
American Thinker (blog)
Do not expect to see editorials and op-ed columns in the leftist media decrying the politicization of the FBI as serious threat to our democratic institutions. But every day that the goes by without FBI and DOJ responsiveness to the House Intelligence …

Robert Mueller, eight ball, corner pocket

Why play unless you know you can win? That’s the one question to ask yourself when attempting to size up the odds that Special Counsel Robert Mueller will succeed in taking Donald Trump down. Mueller had already quietly established a solid legacy. He was well into retirement. There was no reason to take on the risk of accepting the job, unless he knew in advance that he was going to win. It’s not difficult to figure out how he knew all along.

Robert Mueller and former FBI Director James Comey go back decades together. Mueller only ended up with this job because Trump fired Comey. It was Comey who had been leading this investigation up to that point. Mueller surely found a way to get assurances ahead of time from Comey, without violating anything, that this case was in the bag. Before diving in, Mueller had to have known that he would be working with the kind of evidence that could take anyone down. Now we’re finally seeing a few of his cards.

The real trick for Mueller is that he has to not only investigate and prosecute the highest profile and most complex criminal case in the history of the United States, he has to do it without getting fired by the President of the United States in the process. It’s why he kept quiet and diligently built his overall case before he moved into this recent public phase involving high profile arrests. It’s why he’s played it so close to the vest that his very first arrest took place in July, and no one knew about it until last week.

The American public is soundly rejecting Donald Trump by the day. His approval rating is at an all time low. He’s so toxically unpopular, his party lost badly across the nation yesterday as voters sent a message to the Republicans: get rid of this guy or keep losing. Robert Mueller is on his way to granting Americans their wish. Eight ball, corner pocket.

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