1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (198 sites): Palmer Report: Yet another of Donald Trump’s biggest supporters meets his downfall


Back when Donald Trump first announced his ridiculous campaign for president in extraordinarily racist fashion, only a handful of Republicans in Congress were quick to support him. In what could be coincidence, or karma, or a direct correlation, those specific Republicans are now dropping like flies.




First came the criminal indictment of GOP Congressman Chris Collins last year on financial crimes. Then came the indictment of GOP Congressman Duncan Hunter on campaign finance crimes. These were, remarkably, the first two Republicans in Congress to endorse Donald Trump. Collins and Hunter both decided to run for reelection in their deep red districts, and they both won. But they’re each headed for criminal trial, and based on the publicly available evidence, there is every reason to expect them both to be convicted and sent to prison. That brings us to door number three.






Yesterday, GOP Congressman Tom Marino – who was also an early supporter of Donald Trump – abruptly resigned without warning or explanation. He said he’s taking a job in the private sector. But that makes no sense, considering that he was just sworn in for a new term two weeks ago, and he wouldn’t have gone to all the trouble to get reelected just to turn around and immediately quit.



It’s fair to assume that there are ulterior motives for Marino’s bizarre resignation. Perhaps he’s running from some kind of scandal. Perhaps he’s about to be indicted himself. Or maybe he just figured out that Donald Trump is getting impeached, and since he serves on the House Judiciary Committee where the impeachment process begins, he didn’t want to stick around for it. Either way, Trump’s earliest and biggest supporters in Congress are dropping like flies.

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“Conspiracy Against US” – Google News: Bill Whitaker: Who’s to blame for all the turmoil in Hewitt? How many fingers you got? – Waco Tribune-Herald

Bill Whitaker: Who’s to blame for all the turmoil in Hewitt? How many fingers you got?  Waco Tribune-Herald

All last week, anchors on 24/7 cable news quizzed political scientists, historians, reporters, pundits and one another on how the federal government shutdown …

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1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (198 sites): “trump and putin” – Google News: Eric Swalwell: All Evidence I’ve Seen Shows Trump Is a Russian Agent – Breitbart

Eric Swalwell: All Evidence I’ve Seen Shows Trump Is a Russian Agent  Breitbart

Appearing on MSNBC’s Hardball Friday, Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) asserted President Donald Trump is an agent of the Russian government.

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1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (198 sites): “Russian Intelligence services and international organized crime and terrorism” – Google News: Tajikistan: Towards the Next Level of Development – Modern Diplomacy

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Today, Tajikistan finds itself at a juncture, where—with the right decisions taken—it could step onto a path of rapid socio-economic development, dynamic rates …

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“Conspiracy Against US” – Google News: Lengthy, secretive investigation of federal agent on New Orleans drug squad comes to trial Tuesday – The Advocate

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When former federal narcotics agent Chad Scott walks into a New Orleans federal courtroom Tuesday to face trial on perjury and obstruction of justice charges, …

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1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (198 sites): “crime and terror link” – Google News: Nobody hurt in car bombing in Londonderry in Northern Ireland, police say – CNN

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1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (198 sites): Palmer Report: GOP Congressman lashes out at Donald Trump’s idiotic border wall


Now that Donald Trump’s government shutdown has failed to generate any additional support for his border wall idea, he’s trying the new tactic of offering DACA concessions that aren’t actual concessions in exchange for wall funding. Even as the Democrats reject the offer and Trump’s base fumes at him for even making the offer, some of the least conservative Republicans are now going after Trump from the other direction.




We’ve seen various Republicans in the House and Senate openly call for Donald Trump to reopen the government without any funding for his wall, as they’ve come to realize that it’s a losing issue for their party. But it’s been far more difficult to find any Republicans in Congress willing to flat out admit that the wall is a stupid and ineffective idea. That’s finally changed.






You may recall that Republican Congressman Will Hurd just barely won reelection in 2018 in his district, which sits on the Texas border with Mexico. Hurd has long been a critic of Donald Trump on various issues, and in fact hit Trump hard on Russia last summer. Now Hurd is acknowledging that Trump’s claims about the border are a “myth” and that the wall proposal is a “third-century solution to a 21st-century problem.” So what’s going on here?



Will Hurd has surely figured out that if he wants any chance of being reelected in his district as it comes ever closer to turning blue, he’s got to hit Donald Trump harder than ever. Hurd is wrong on a number of other issues, and his district can surely do better by replacing him with a liberal Democrat in 2020. But it’s a big deal that a GOP Congressman is finally flat-out calling Trump’s wall stupid; we all know what happens after someone finally admits that the emperor has no clothes.

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1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (198 sites): Palmer Report: Donald Trump just lost Ann Coulter again – and this time it matters


This afternoon Donald Trump revealed just how weak his shutdown hand is. He offered to protect DACA in exchange for getting his border wall funded, a weak compromise that no one wants. DACA is already protected by the courts for at least another year, so he’s not really giving away anything. But even his symbolic cave on immigration is immediately causing him problems.




One of the reasons we’re in this mess is that after Donald Trump originally caved on his border wall, Ann Coulter and a few other racist pundits threw a fit. This prompted Trump to flip flop and cave to them instead, resulting in a government shutdown that’s lasted nearly a month. This seemed to be enough to get the likes of Coulter back on his team, if not enthusiastically so. But now that’s changed again – and this time it matters.






Coulter is now in the midst of a Twitter tirade against Donald Trump, because she’s offended that he would make any offer that involves any pro-immigrant concessions. Even though the Democrats are going to reject this offer because it’s disingenuous and unacceptable, Trump can’t simply undo the fact that he’s made the offer. He’s now the guy who caved, and it’s difficult to imagine he can get the anti-immigrant pundits back on his side.



Donald Trump must have decided that his only remaining play was to make a “reasonable” sounding offer and then slam the Democrats when they don’t take it. But Trump will gain zero new supporters with the offer he made today, just like he gained zero supporters with his prime time speech and his press conference at the border. Instead, it looks like his latest desperate and tepid move has cost him existing supporters – at a time when he can’t afford to lose a single one of them.

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