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A ‘Sea Of Black Masks’: Prosecutors Open Felony Trial Of Inauguration Protesters
Trump Campaign to Stop Paying Donald Jr.’s Legal Bills – Bloomberg
“How Much Did Trump Know?: Why Mike Flynn Could Be the Key to the Obstruction Case – Vanity Fair
President Trump’s charitable foundation is being shut down – ABC News
Trump Administration To End Immigration Protections For Haitians
Sorry, Trumpers, Your President Is Definitely Under Investigation By The Special Counsel – The Daily Banter
Donald Trump Is Shutting Down His Charitable Foundation
Justice Department Sues To Block AT&T’s Merger With Time Warner
Trump Administration Ends Temporary Protection for Haitians – New York Times
White House: Trump didn’t mean what he said about leaving UCLA players in Chinese jail – Washington Post
The Nationalist’s Delusion – The Atlantic
Donald Trump Is Shutting Down His Charitable Foundation – HuffPost
Google To Downgrade News From Russian-Owned Outlets, Says Parent Company CEO – The Daily Caller
Congress Should Impose A Moratorium On Judicial Appointments Until The Special Counsels Investigation Is Completed
Judge: Trump voter fraud commission on ice till next year – Politico
Pitts: The diversionary tactics of a child president – Peoria Journal Star
Robert Mueller shows just how hardcore he is
The Real Winner in America’s Russia Crisis Is China – The National Interest Online
Palmer Report fully vindicated for its earlier reporting on Hungarys role in the Trump-Russia scandal
Mueller to interview top-level White House officials as part of Russia probe – CBS News
Donald Trump Jr suddenly has a huge Russian mafia problem
Donald Trump shuts down his fake charity as investigators close in
Donald Trump Shuts Down His Million-Dollar Charitable Foundation That He Never Gave Money To – Newsweek
National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster caught calling Donald Trump an idiot
#RichPeopleNeedTaxCuts: The Republican Tax Plan

 

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A ‘Sea Of Black Masks’: Prosecutors Open Felony Trial Of Inauguration Protesters

The U.S. government plans to seek felony convictions for nearly 200 inauguration protesters. The first trial is now underway.

Trump Campaign to Stop Paying Donald Jr.’s Legal Bills – Bloomberg


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Trump Campaign to Stop Paying Donald Jr.’s Legal Bills
Bloomberg
That arrangement could exclude some high-profile figures who were never paid, including former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, who was charged with money laundering, and former campaign foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos, who pleaded …
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“How Much Did Trump Know?: Why Mike Flynn Could Be the Key to the Obstruction Case – Vanity Fair


Vanity Fair
How Much Did Trump Know?: Why Mike Flynn Could Be the Key to the Obstruction Case
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Michael Flynn has been in serious legal jeopardy since March, when it emerged that Donald Trump’s choice for national security adviser had failed to disclose payments from a Russian business. And for weeks now there’s been an accelerating drumbeat of …

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President Trump’s charitable foundation is being shut down – ABC News


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President Trump’s charitable foundation is being shut down
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In a statement Monday evening, the New York Attorney General’s Office said: “Our investigation into the Donald J. TrumpFoundation remains ongoing. Its fundraising activities remain suspended following the AG’s notice of violation last year. As the
Donald Trump Shutting Down Charitable FoundationBreitbart News

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Trump Administration To End Immigration Protections For Haitians

The U.S. will end the special status in July 2019.

Sorry, Trumpers, Your President Is Definitely Under Investigation By The Special Counsel – The Daily Banter


The Daily Banter
Sorry, Trumpers, Your President Is Definitely Under Investigation By The Special Counsel
The Daily Banter
The move by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III to investigate Trump’s conduct marks a major turning point in the nearly year-old FBI investigation […] Trump had received private assurances from then-FBI Director James B. Comey starting in January 

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Donald Trump Is Shutting Down His Charitable Foundation

Trump had been accused of using it as a political slush fund.

Justice Department Sues To Block AT&T’s Merger With Time Warner

Their union would create one of the largest media monopolies in U.S. history.

Trump Administration Ends Temporary Protection for Haitians – New York Times


New York Times
Trump Administration Ends Temporary Protection for Haitians
New York Times
The Trump administration is ending a humanitarian program that has allowed some 59,000 Haitians to live and work in the United States since an earthquake ravaged their country in 2010, Homeland Security officials said on Monday. Haitians with what is …
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White House: Trump didn’t mean what he said about leaving UCLA players in Chinese jail – Washington Post


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White House: Trump didn’t mean what he said about leaving UCLA players in Chinese jail
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At a briefing Monday, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said President Trump was merely making a rhetorical response to a criticism by LaVar Ball when he tweeted of Ball’s son LiAngelo and two UCLA teammates that he should have … 
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The Nationalist’s Delusion – The Atlantic

The Nationalist’s Delusion
The Atlantic
They accused Obama of genuflecting before Russian President Vladimir PutinTrump has refused to even criticize Putinpublicly. They attacked Obama for his ties to Tony Rezko, the crooked realtor; Trump’s ties to organized crime are too numerous to name.

Donald Trump Is Shutting Down His Charitable Foundation – HuffPost


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Donald Trump Is Shutting Down His Charitable Foundation
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Since that time, it has received millions of dollars from others, such as Laura Perlmutter, wife of Marvel Entertainment Chairman Isaac Perlmutter, who gave $1 million; Ivanka Trump, who donated $100,000 in 2016; and billionaire casino mogul and Trump
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Google To Downgrade News From Russian-Owned Outlets, Says Parent Company CEO – The Daily Caller


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Google To Downgrade News From Russian-Owned Outlets, Says Parent Company CEO
The Daily Caller
It is clear that the obstruction of the Russian media, including through the arsenal of intelligence services, shows a flagrant violation by the United States of America of both international and domestic legislation guaranteeing freedom of expression 
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Congress Should Impose A Moratorium On Judicial Appointments Until The Special Counsels Investigation Is Completed

Political parties seem to care less about civility, shared values and placing country above party.

Judge: Trump voter fraud commission on ice till next year – Politico


Politico
Judge: Trump voter fraud commission on ice till next year
Politico
A commission that President Donald Trump tasked with investigating his own unsubstantiated claims of voter fraud won’t meet again this year, according to court records, fueling more questions about the panel’s future and its viability. In an order 

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Pitts: The diversionary tactics of a child president – Peoria Journal Star

Pitts: The diversionary tactics of a child president
Peoria Journal Star
It is a form of reasoning that could not be more puerile, infantile, juvenile. So it very much appeals to Donald Trump. You got an example in last year’s final presidential debate, when Hillary Clinton called him a puppet of Russian president 

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Robert Mueller shows just how hardcore he is

Special Counsel Robert Mueller has said nothing during his investigation into Donald Trump’s Russia scandal, and he’s even tried to keep his actions out of the public eye as much as possible. However, from time to time, Mueller’s actions necessarily end up playing out in public. In those instances, he’s consistently demonstrated just how aggressively he’s conducting himself. Now we’re seeing yet another reminder of that.

Three weeks ago, Robert Mueller arrested Donald Trump’s campaign chairman Paul Manafort and another Trump campaign adviser Rick Gates. Now Mueller is essentially trying to get Gates’ attorney fired, as he’s making the legal argument that the attorney in question has a conflict of interest, according to a new Bloomberg report (link). The attorney represents both Gates and a business partner of Gates who is separately accused of financial crimes.

This serves as a reminder that Mueller is exploiting every possible legal avenue for pursuing his prosecution as aggressively as he can. This matters greatly because it means that if Mueller is taking this aggressive of an approach toward a relative small fish like Gates, it means he’s taking the same approach toward Donald Trump behind the scenes.

We’ve also seen Robert Mueller arrest Trump adviser George Papadopoulos for lying to the FBI. This strongly suggests that Mueller will also prosecute the likes of Jeff Sessions for lying under oath to the Senate, and Jared Kushner for lying on his White House security clearance forms. Meanwhile, Mueller’s most potent weapon may be that he’s been able to keep so much of his work under the radar, leaving Donald Trump and his team guessing and keeping them off guard as he plows forward.

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The Real Winner in America’s Russia Crisis Is China – The National Interest Online


The National Interest Online
The Real Winner in America’s Russia Crisis Is China
The National Interest Online
Or is it possible that the balding Putin, resenting the hairy Dmitry Medvedev, not to mention those American presidents with their incredible full heads of hair, decided to do something about that? Isn’t that what you would expect from the … But then  

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Palmer Report fully vindicated for its earlier reporting on Hungarys role in the Trump-Russia scandal

Seven months ago, Hungarian political dissident Dr. András Göllner laid out a sweeping evidence-based argument that the epicenter of the Trump-Russia scandal was in Budapest, Hungary. Palmer Report sought to bring immediate attention to Dr. Göllner’s premise, but most of the mainstream media completely ignored him, and a few within the mainstream media seized the opportunity to falsely accuse Palmer Report of being “fake news” for even touching the Hungary storyline. Now the Hungary connections are being fully vindicated by the mainstream media itself.

ABC News is reporting that Donald Trump campaign adviser Carter Page held “high-level foreign policy meetings with Hungarian officials before the 2016 presidential election” and presented himself as representing the Trump campaign during these meetings (link). Further, ABC News says that Congress is investigating these meetings between Page and Hungarian officials. These meetings took place in Budapest. In other words, András Göllner was correct back in April, and Palmer Report was fully justified in trying to bring attention to it. More importantly, let’s take a look at what Göllner’s research can tell us about what else the Budapest connection means for the Trump-Russia scandal.

Göllner pointed to the six trips which Donald Trump campaign adviser J.D. Gordon took to Budapest (sourceadditional source), where he publicly took positions on Ukraine that were in line with the Kremlin. Gordon has already publicly admitted that he was part of the Trump campaign team who met with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak at the Republican National Convention (source), which resulted in the Republican Party platform being changed to reflect the Kremlins position on Ukraine.

Göllner also pointed to current Donald Trump White House adviser Sebastian Gorka, who had documented close ties to far-right extremist groups when he lived in Hungary. But the core of his premise is that the Trump-Russia collusion all had Arthur Finkelstein as the centerpiece, with Finkelsteins client Orbán having given free reign to Putin to use Budapest as a de facto headquarters for his collusion with the Trump Campaign. Although it’s received little U.S. media attention, the government of Hungary has become essentially an arm of the Kremlin. You can read Dr. Göllener’s research here. No word on when the mainstream media will catch up with the rest of the Budapest connection.

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Mueller to interview top-level White House officials as part of Russia probe – CBS News


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Mueller to interview top-level White House officials as part of Russia probe
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Alexander Torshin is a Kremlin insider. As a deputy head of Russia’s Central Bank, he has ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin and reportedly has links to organized crime, which is why his meeting in May 2016 with Donald Trump Jr. during the height 

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Donald Trump Jr suddenly has a huge Russian mafia problem

Last week it was revealed that an alleged Russian mobster reached out to the Donald Trump campaign in the hope of setting up a meeting, and that while Jared Kushner turned down that offer, he tried to cover up the entire thing by omitting the interaction from his White House security clearance forms. As big of a legal problem as that may end up being for Kushner, it turns out his brother in law Donald Trump Jr didn’t even have the sense to avoid that same alleged mobster.

Donald Trump Jr met with alleged Russian mafia figure Alexander Torshin during the 2016 election while they were both at an NRA event, according to a new CBS News report (link). The story for now is that the meeting only lasted “two or three minutes” and that the only thing they discussed was gun rights. The trouble here for Junior is that he has a terrible track record of getting caught having met with Russians, and then initially lying about the reason, before then being caught in that lie.

For instance, after the media revealed that Donald Trump Jr met with a Russian government lawyer at Trump Tower during the election, he initially claimed that the meeting was focused on “adoption.” The media then subsequently revealed that Junior took the meeting because the Kremlin had promised him dirt on Hillary Clinton if she attended. Then, as time went on, it turned out far more Russians attended the meeting than had been claimed, including a Russian money laundering figure.

So now that we know Donald Trump Jr met with an alleged Russian mobster during the election, we have every reason to be skeptical of the claim that the meeting was brief and only involved gun rights. That would be as preposterous as believing that Junior’s meeting with a Kremlin lawyer was merely about adoption.

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Donald Trump shuts down his fake charity as investigators close in

During the 2016 election, Donald Trump’s charitable “Donald J. Trump Foundation” was gradually exposed by the media as having been a fake charity that hasn’t been functional since around 2009, and had dissolved into little more than an illegal personal piggybank for Trump to pilfer from. The Attorney General of New York launched a far reaching investigation into the fake charity. That story disappeared from the headlines, but the investigation has continued and now Trump is getting nervous.

The Donald J. Trump Foundation has announced that it’s shutting down entirely, according to an ABC News report (link). As a practical matter, this doesn’t change much. The foundation already barely existed, and the New York AG had ordered it to freeze all operations last year. But the timing of this move, which is essentially a formality, seems to suggest that Trump believes the State of New York is about to get to the bottom of his years-long charity scam.

There is only one reason for Donald Trump to suddenly want to officially shut down a fake charity that had already been unofficially shut down a long time ago: he wants to be able to say that the “Donald J. Trump Foundation” doesn’t even exist when investigators announce they’re moving forward with legal action against him over the foundation.

In other words, keep an eye on this storyline. Now that it’s being officially shut down, the mainstream media will pay no further attention to the Donald Trump Foundation until the day investigators drop the hammer. The timing suggests that the day in question is coming fairly soon.

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Donald Trump Shuts Down His Million-Dollar Charitable Foundation That He Never Gave Money To – Newsweek


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Donald Trump Shuts Down His Million-Dollar Charitable Foundation That He Never Gave Money To
Newsweek
President Donald Trump’s charitable foundation, which he never donated to, is finally in the process of being shut down. In a statement received by NBC News, a spokesperson for the Trump Foundation confirmed that it is being shuttered. “The foundation …
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National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster caught calling Donald Trump an idiot

Update: McMasters own people are now trying to minimize the damage by claiming this never happened, and implying that it was made up by Steve Bannon. However, this makes no sense. If Bannon had made up this story, he would have floated it back when McMaster was trying to get him fired several months ago instead of waiting until now. We stand by this article. Of course McMasters camp is denying something so embarrassing; that denial carries zero editorial weight. Original article: Donald Trump seems to be in denial about just how little mainstream Americans think of him, even as polls reveal that hes the most unpopular first-year U.S. President in the history of polling. It turns out Trump also has a popularity and respect problem much closer to home. Earlier this year it was revealed that Trumps handpicked Secretary of State Rex Tillerson had called him a fing moron behind his back. Now it turns out another cabinet-level adviser shares a similar opinion of Trump.

National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster called Donald Trump an idiot and a dope and a kindergartner during a private dinner, according to a Vanity Fair report (link). As a general rule, if one of your own top underlings is running around calling you these kinds of names behind your back, it means you have a rogue employee but if multiple top underlings are saying the same kinds of things about you, it means youre the problem. So now what?

Trump never did fire Rex Tillerson for Moron-gate, though that may have had something to do with Tillersons status as a close friend and associate of Russian President Vladimir Putin, who has consistently called the shots in the Trump administration. McMaster may be a different matter. Earlier scattered reports suggested that Trump found McMaster annoying, and that he was only reluctant to get rid of him due to the previous difficulty in trying to keep the National Security Adviser position staffed.

So even as Donald Trump now tries to decide whether or not to fire H.R. McMaster for idiot-gate, its worth keeping in mind that Trump had to fire McMasters predecessor Michael Flynn for his numerous secret and illicit connections to foreign governments. Its also worth watching how many more of Trumps senior-most advisers end up getting caught insulting his intelligence. At this point its clear theyre all thinking the same thing about it.

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