1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (198 sites): Palmer Report: It’s a numbers game and Donald Trump just lost

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Earlier this week, Donald Trump began blowing up his Twitter account, babbling about his crowd in El Paso being larger than the crowd that came to march with Beto O’Rourke. He tweeted: “So, we have 35,000 people tonight. And he has 200 people, 300 people–not too good. That may be the end of his presidential bid.”




Trump even claimed that the El Paso Fire Department allowed them to admit more people than allowed in the 6,500 seat arena, which we all know fire departments would NEVER do. Trump is merely doing what he does best: lying. The Independent debunked Trump’s claims by speaking directly with fire officials in El Paso, who confirmed that only 6,500 were allowed inside the arena. Officer Enrique Aguilar shared, “it might be 10,000 with people outside” but pointed out that they did not track the people outside the event.




Even as Trump doubled down on his lies, estimates show that Beto O’Rourke’s rally drew between 7,000 to 8,000, and Jennifer Epstein of Bloomberg estimates that attendance was actually in the 10,000 to 15,000 range. As is the norm for Trump, he continued to tell this lie to reporters, and Donald Trump Jr, who loves to back up his father’s lies, took to Twitter with the same lies.



Once again, the Trumps show that what they do best is lie to obscure the truth about illegal immigration in an attempt to get what they want: a vanity wall. Conversely, O’Rourke intended to set the record straight and did just that by relying on the very statistics that Trump continues to pretend don’t exist, all in his effort to continue his reign of terror.

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1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (198 sites): “former FBI agents power influence” – Google News: Trump To Declare National Emergency As Well As Sign Spending Bill, White House Says – WILL News – Illinois Public Media

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Trump To Declare National Emergency As Well As Sign Spending Bill, White House Says  WILL News – Illinois Public Media

President Trump will support a border security funding compromise passed by Congress Friday, averting a partial government shutdown early Saturday — but …

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1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (198 sites): Palmer Report: The El Chapo conviction is a bad sign for Donald Trump

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With all the verbal sparring that’s transpired between Donald Trump and Mexican drug kingpin El Chapo over the years, along with Trump’s false insistence that all Mexican immigrants are drug dealers like El Chapo is, one might expect Trump to be excited that El Chapo has finally been convicted. But the reality is that Trump should be very, very worried about the precedent involved.




El Chapo is a career criminal who reveled in the fact that no one seemed to be able to stop him. But in the end he was taken down the hard way: prosecutors stuck to their guns with an overwhelmingly comprehensive criminal case against him, which relied heavily on plea deals they’d cut with his former top henchmen. The jury convicted El Chapo accordingly, and he’s on his way to a super max prison, never to be heard from again. Here’s the thing.




Donald Trump is also a career criminal who revels in the fact that no one seems to be able to stop him. But even as he continues his crime spree, prosecutors are sticking to their guns with an overwhelmingly comprehensive criminal case against him, which relies heavily on plea deals they’ve cut with his former top henchmen.



Lots of people thought El Chapo was too powerful and slippery to ever be take down by the law. A lot of those same people think Donald Trump is too powerful ad slippery to be taken down by the law. But prosecutors are using the same blueprint to take Trump down that they just successfully used to take El Chapo down. Trump shouldn’t be celebrating; he should be legitimately worried that he’s next.

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“2016 Presidential Election Investigation” – Google News: A Man Has Been Charged With Trying To Burn Down The Restaurant At The Center Of The “Pizzagate” Conspiracy – BuzzFeed News

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A Man Has Been Charged With Trying To Burn Down The Restaurant At The Center Of The “Pizzagate” Conspiracy  BuzzFeed News

The DC pizza parlor has been at the center of a baseless far-right conspiracy theory that claims it secretly provides underage prostitutes to top Democrats.

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1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (198 sites): Palmer Report: Donald Trump’s allies are dropping like flies

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If you’re a corrupt criminal like Donald Trump, you generally have to hire people who are also corrupt criminals – even if you’re hiring them for supposedly legitimate job positions. That creates two liabilities, and in the past twenty-four hours, we’ve seen that blow up in Trump’s face on two different fronts.

First, when you need to hire people for legitimate jobs who are as overwhelmingly corrupt as you are, it severely limits the hiring pool, thus decreasing the odds of being able to find anyone who’s competent at the job. Second, because everyone you’re hiring is corrupt, some of them eventually are going to get caught, thus creating even greater liability for you. The trouble for Donald Trump is that he not only hires criminals who are incompetent at their official job duties, he also tends to hire criminals who are incompetent at being criminals.


Take, for instance, Donald Trump’s decision to hire Paul Manafort as his campaign chairman and campaign manager. Trump and Manafort were both career criminals and were both financially dependent on the Kremlin, so it probably seemed like a good fit at the time. But it turned out Manafort was quite a sloppy criminal, and ever since he got caught, he’s been even more sloppy at covering it up.




In fact yesterday a federal judge confirmed that Manafort colluded with a Russian spy during the election. This ruling only happened as a result of Manafort’s sloppiness in trying to undermine his own plea deal. The judge all but announced “yes collusion” yesterday, at a time when Donald Trump is clinging to the “no collusion” argument more tenuously than ever. This only happened because Manafort is a such a screw-up.




Then there’s the case of Matt Whitaker. Trump must have sensed from his Fox News appearances that Whitaker was eagerly corrupt, and sure enough, he got his man in that regard. The trouble was, Whitaker turned out to be the kind of bumbling scammer who couldn’t stick to the script of refusing to answer Trump-related questions, and nervously blurted out an obvious lie while under oath. Last night the House Judiciary Committee publicly informed Whitaker that they’d found proof he committed perjury. Now Whitaker can either be indicted for it and go to prison, or he can come back to the hearings and publicly rat out Trump for obstruction of justice.



Yet Donald Trump just keeps hiring corrupt criminals who don’t seem to be particularly good at, well, anything. They do corrupt things in his name, they get caught, and they either cut a plea deal against him (Cohen, Flynn, Gates, etc) or they unintentionally make things worse by trying to help him (Manafort, Whitaker). These things just never go well for Trump, do they?

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1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (198 sites): Palmer Report: All eyes are on Robert Mueller tomorrow

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William Barr, George H.W. Bush’s former Attorney General, a man who was in talks to be a part of Donald Trump’s personal legal defense team, has been confirmed today as Donald Trump’s new Attorney General. He could start his new position as early as Tuesday. Considering the paper he wrote, stating his opinion that Robert Mueller’s investigation was overreaching, this could be pretty bad news for the Mueller investigation, right?


But wait! William Barr himself stated that he has been close friends with Bob Mueller ever since they worked together more than a decade ago. Barr’s and Mueller’s wives are said to be very close friends, Mueller attended the wedding of both of Barr’s children, and he definitively said he respected Mueller and his opinion. He said Mueller would not oversee a “witch hunt.”




So, which is it? Is William Barr truly close to Mueller? Did he make statements critical of the Special Counsel investigation to curry favor with Donald Trump, so he could secure the Attorney General position, and then protect the investigation once he is sworn in? Or, is he team Trump all the way? Is he exaggerating his closeness with Mueller to ease the fears of Democrats? Will he work to impede or keep secret the findings of the investigation?




One word from Robert Mueller could tell us which is the case. If Robert Mueller gave any indication if he supports or opposes William Barr’s confirmation, that would give us all the information we need. But those of us who’ve been following the investigation know Mueller will make no such statements.



Nevertheless, we could know tomorrow if Mueller is deeply concerned about Barr’s confirmation. Fridays are the days Mueller has consistently made his biggest moves. If Mueller is concerned about Barr taking over the DOJ, we could see a flurry of activity tomorrow, the last Friday before the William Barr era gets fully underway.

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1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (198 sites): “putin and trump” – Google News: ‘Putin had told him so’: New book suggests a disturbing reason Trump was willing to risk war with North Korea – AlterNet

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‘Putin had told him so’: New book suggests a disturbing reason Trump was willing to risk war with North Korea  AlterNet

A new book review of former Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe’s “The Threat” reveals a stunning incident recounted by the author about President Donald …

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1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (198 sites): “roger stone” – Google News: Trump administration sued over major shift in asylum policy – KVAL

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Trump administration sued over major shift in asylum policy  KVAL

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Trump administration’s policy of returning asylum seekers to Mexico while their cases wind through immigration courts illegally …

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1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (198 sites): “trump in financial times” – Google News: Donald and the Deflationists – The New York Times

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Donald and the Deflationists  The New York Times

U.S. political discussion has been dominated by the issue of Donald Trump’s wall — an issue on which Trump’s irrationality keeps surprising even his critics.

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1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (198 sites): “Felix Sater” – Google News: Live: Prayer vigil marking one year since the Parkland shooting – WFXL FOX 31

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Live: Prayer vigil marking one year since the Parkland shooting  WFXL FOX 31

WASHINGTON (SBG) – The city of Parkland, Fla. holds a prayer vigil marking one year since a massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School killed …

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1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (198 sites): Palmer Report: The “Rod Rosenstein wearing a wire” story just took a serious turn

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What do a malignant narcissist, a body wire, and eight days in May have to do with anything? Well, the one guy who pops up is the United States Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. He is the thread that weaves through the dramatic period in recent history when FBI Director James Comey was fired and the Special Counsel was appointed. He is the one who wrote the memo outlining reasons to fire Comey, and he is the one who appointed Robert Mueller.


So let’s go through the facts. Trump is without a doubt a malignant narcissist. His disorder causes him to speak grandiose lies, to forever keep the spotlight on himself, and to marvel at the fact that firefighters rush into burning buildings to rescue people “they don’t even know.” But his biggest problem is that his narcissism makes him extremely vulnerable to flattery. And that makes him very very very dumb.




We have James Comey fired on May 9th 2017, and eight days later, Rod Rosenstein appoints Robert Mueller III on May 17, 2017. Andrew McCabe, acting FBI Director at the time, is now saying Rosenstein was serious about a body wire. It makes one wonder if those eight days in May were busier than we know.




The question is, was Trump being recorded? Was he being flattered into speaking to his then-trusted Deputy AG Rosenstein as he bragged to Russia’s foreign minister Sergey Lavrov on May 10, 2017, about firing Comey? He said “I faced great pressure because of Russia. That’s taken off.” Did he also say such things to Rosenstein? Were they recorded? Narcissism is a dangerous drug. Ask Paul Manafort.



If Rod Rosenstein was wired, it’s an intelligence-collecting wet dream. A malignant narcissist turned loose in the White House to brag about whatever he wants while his “trusted” Deputy AG, who wrote the memo on which Comey’s firing was ostensibly based, sits and listens. Along with everyone else. We’ll have to see if things played out this way, but one thing is for sure: previous discussions of the 25th Amendment, as is now being revealed by McCabe, were certainly propped up by some kind of incident. Lordy, there might really be tapes

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