1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (198 sites): Palmer Report: The lie machine about Kamala Harris instantly kicks into full gear

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Democratic Senator Kamala Harris made it official today: she’s running for president in the 2020 race. This has been widely expected, and widely anticipated, as she’s one of the smartest and savviest of the numerous current and/or rumored candidates. But it’s the negative responses to her campaign kickoff that might tell us more about just how strong her candidacy truly is.



If you’ve watched Kamala Harris during public Senate hearings these past couple years, you’re aware that she typically comes off as one of the smartest people in the room. If you’re familiar with her history in California, you know how dominantly she rose through the ranks as a prosecutor and then as state Attorney General. But if you didn’t know anything else about her you’ve only read the troll section on social media today, on the right and on the fringe left, you’d think she’s the devil.

Conservatives promptly did to Kamala Harris today what they always do to strong liberal politicians, and to women, and to people of color, and to anyone who threatens their convenient delusions about the world: they made up every lie they could think of about her. These lies are easily disproven, but as always, it’ll come down to whether the moderates in the middle end up deciding to believe these lies. But the telling part was on the other side of the fence.


Kamala Harris has a track record that makes clear she’s one of the most liberal candidates in the 2020 Democratic field, along with Elizabeth Warren. For instance, the legal work Harris did on gay marriage in California is one of the driving reasons it’s now the law of the land nationwide. But don’t tell any of that to a certain niche of online political activists who call themselves “progressives” as they have an entirely different story to tell about her.


These “progressives” have decided that Kamala Harris’ record as a prosecutor is bad enough to disqualify her, because – gasp – she put guilty people in prison. It’s literally what prosecutors do. But this fringe left segment has decided that it means Harris is “not a progressive” and therefore she must be destroyed.






This same segment never seems to take shots at other former prosecutors like Adam Schiff and Ted Lieu and Eric Swalwell, even though they also put a whole lot of guilty people in prison. The difference, you see, is that none of them are running for president. Kamala Harris is running, and that means she’s a threat to their pipe dream of gifting the 2020 nomination to whichever cult candidate they end up deciding to support. So they’re attacking her by whatever dishonest means necessary. Hopefully this so called “progressive” cult can end up being ignored, but for now, it’s vital to set the record straight about Harris, whether she’s your first choice for 2020 or not.



As a candidate for president, Kamala Harris still has a lot to spell out. We know her record on numerous social issues. We know she’s politically savvy. We know she’s an expert on the law. And we know that she has no hesitation to take on the likes of Donald Trump. Harris will have to tell us how savvy she is about things like foreign policy and fiscal policy, and other presidential prerequisites. But for now, today’s reactions to her candidacy – both positive and negative – suggest that out of all the candidates who have formally entered the race thus far, Harris is (for the moment) the de facto frontrunner. And yes, Joe Biden could probably change this overnight.

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1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (198 sites): “organized crime and intelligence” – Google News: Kennedy and King Family Members and Advisors Call for Congress to Reopen Assassination Probes – River Cities Reader

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Kennedy and King Family Members and Advisors Call for Congress to Reopen Assassination Probes  River Cities Reader

Contacts: Ira Arlook, Fenton Communications, c: 202 258 5437 ira@fenton.com. David Talbot, The Truth and Reconciliation Committee, david@talbotplayers.

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Trump digital operations from Michael_Novakhov (2 sites): “social media in trump campaign” – Google News: Donald Trump Suspected of Trying to Make Himself Appear Thinner on Social Media – Complex

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Donald Trump Suspected of Trying to Make Himself Appear Thinner on Social Media  Complex

Gizmodo has discovered that photos of Donald Trump posted on his official Facebook and Instagram accounts over the last few months have been altered to …

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1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (198 sites): “Russian Intelligence services” – Google News: A peek into the world of Soviet secrets – The Indian Express

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A peek into the world of Soviet secrets  The Indian Express

A mock-up of a KGB chief officer’s desk, with a mannequin in uniform and a flag of Soviet Russia behind him, at the KGB Spy Museum in New York (Karsten …

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1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (198 sites): Palmer Report: Robert Mueller still knows what he’s doing

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The saga of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s public statement about the BuzzFeed bombshell has taken yet another surreal turn, and it’s a big one. Rudy Giuliani is now claiming that Team Trump reached out to Mueller’s office before Mueller issued the statement, a clear cut attempt at tampering, which raises a number of questions about what’s really going on here.




The thing is, we don’t even know if this is true. Giuliani is making the claim to CNN, but he lies constantly, and often in inexplicable fashion. Did this really happen? Is Rudy simply making it up? Let’s assume for now that Trump’s people really did reach out to Mueller and ask him to publicly dispute the BuzzFeed report. Even if so, that doesn’t mean Mueller made the statement because Trump asked him to.






If there is a fundamentally incorrect detail in the BuzzFeed article, even a secondary one that doesn’t change the nature of the crimes involved, then Robert Mueller did the right thing by signaling to House Democrats that they shouldn’t immediately roll out impeachment charges like they had been planning to. Trump could have had a field day if the articles of impeachment against him had even one detail wrong.



There is a second, darker scenario: Robert Mueller issued the public statement because Donald Trump demanded as much. If so, it means Trump is even more out on a criminal limb than ever. But the bottom line here is that Mueller knows what he’s doing. He’s twice as smart as Trump, and he’s ten times more experienced at this kind of thing. If Mueller felt that his best shot at finishing the job of taking Trump down was to issue this (ostensibly technically true) statement in order to keep Trump placated for now, then so be it.

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1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (198 sites): “Russia influence in Eastern Europe” – Google News: News Briefs – January 21, 2019 – Aerotech News

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News Briefs – January 21, 2019  Aerotech News

Taiwan is holding live-fire military exercises following extended threats against the island by China. Artillery and assault helicopters fired at targets off the west …

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1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (198 sites): “Abedin” – Google News: Baby Mary ‘probably died of smoke inhalation’ before halting site rescue – Independent.ie

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Baby Mary ‘probably died of smoke inhalation’ before halting site rescue  Independent.ie

The youngest victim of the Carrickmines halting site fire, five-month-old Mary Connors, was likely to have suffered fatal smoke inhalation injuries when she was …

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1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (198 sites): “2016 elections anxiety” – Google News: Lawsuits Don’t Win Football Games – Yahoo Sports

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Lawsuits Don’t Win Football Games  Yahoo Sports

Everybody agrees, and the video is clear, that the officials missed an obvious instance of pass interference in the waning moments of Sunday’s game between …

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Cambridge Analytica from Michael_Novakhov (4 sites): “cambridge analytica” – Google News: The ins and outs of targeted advertising – WRDW-TV

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The ins and outs of targeted advertising  WRDW-TV

Everyone’s been there, you’re looking at something online, you click over to another page, and up pops an ad for the very thing you were just viewing.

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“2016 Presidential Election Investigation” – Google News: Trump-Russia story keeps changing as lawyer Giuliani speaks again – Herald Sun

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Trump-Russia story keeps changing as lawyer Giuliani speaks again  Herald Sun

US President Donald Trumps Russia problem is not going anywhere and his lawyer Rudy Giuliani spent the weekend making new bizarre revelations about the …

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1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (198 sites): “trump in financial times” – Google News: Trump Proposals Could Increase Health Costs for Consumers – The New York Times

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Trump Proposals Could Increase Health Costs for Consumers  The New York Times

President Trump says he wants to reduce drug prices, but some patients could face higher out-of-pocket costs for medicines and other goods and services.

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1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (198 sites): Palmer Report: Here comes the FBI criminal investigation into Kirstjen Nielsen

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Donald Trump and his Homeland Security Director Kirstjen Nielsen are guilty of kidnapping immigrant children from their parents, locking them in cages inside concentration camps, and negligently allowing two of those children to die. The question of course is how we bring them to justice for it. As it turns out, things are now in motion when it comes to Nielsen.




The tricky part is not only drawing a line from Kirstjen Nielsen to the crimes being committed by the agents carrying out her orders, but to also establish beyond a reasonable doubt that she’s legally responsible. There’s a way around this, however. Nielsen recently testified before the House Judiciary Committee, and she made certain specific claims about her policies. But Democratic Senator Jeff Merkley had already published evidence showing the opposite. In other words, Nielsen committed perjury – and Merkley just rang her up for it.






Senator Merkley has sent a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray, asking him to criminally investigate Kirstjen Nielsen for perjury, which is a felony. If Wray finds that Nielsen did perjure herself, he can refer it for criminal prosecution – which would realistically end Nielsen’s ability to remain in office. It would also put her in a position where she’d need to cut a plea deal or take her chances at trial. Perhaps more importantly, the perjury investigation could produce the kind of evidence that would allow Nielsen to be criminally charged in the kidnapping and deaths of these children.



The question of course is whether Director Wray will take Senator Merkley’s request seriously. Although Donald Trump clearly appointed Wray in the hope he would obstruct justice on Trump’s behalf, all the publicly available evidence suggests that Wray has shown no interest in doing Trump’s personal bidding. As such, we can’t imagine he’d try to improperly protect Kirstjen Nielsen either. We think she’s in real – and perhaps imminent – trouble.

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