“Manafort” – Google News: Rudy Giuliani says he’s headed to Ukraine to start ‘meddling in an investigation’ that could be ‘very, very helpful’ to Trump – The Week Magazine

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Rudy Giuliani says he’s headed to Ukraine to start ‘meddling in an investigation’ that could be ‘very, very helpful’ to Trump  The Week Magazine

*Fresh* off of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into whether the Trump campaign conspired with Russian officials during the 2016 presidential …

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Trump digital operations from Michael_Novakhov (3 sites): “social media in trump campaign” – Google News: Former Trump campaign advisers say Biden would be tough foe – ABC NEWS 4

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Former Trump campaign advisers say Biden would be tough foe  ABC NEWS 4

Two of President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign members said Thursday that former Vice President Joe Biden would present the toughest 2020 challenge for …

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1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (197 sites): “Russian Intelligence, organized crime and mass shootings” – Google News: Japan Finance Minister Aso says hopes U.S., China will resolve trade row – Yahoo News

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Japan Finance Minister Aso says hopes U.S., China will resolve trade row  Yahoo News

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso on Friday expressed hope that Washington and Beijing will resolve their trade dispute in a constructive …

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1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (197 sites): “Donald Trump” – Google News: Comey says it’s possible the Russians have something compromising on Trump – CNN

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Comey says it’s possible the Russians have something compromising on Trump  CNN

Washington (CNN) Former FBI Director James Comey said Thursday that it is possible the Russians have leverage over President Donald Trump.

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Trump-Russia investigation | The Guardian: Comey says Mueller’s evidence enough to charge Trump if he weren’t president

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The former FBI director says there were at least two incidents that prove criminal intent on the president’s part to obstruct justice

James Comey, the former director of the FBI, has said that the Mueller report contains sufficient evidence that Donald Trump committed obstruction of justice that he would have been charged, were he not president.

Comey is the latest in a growing list of former federal prosecutors and senior judicial figures who have said that the factual details contained in Robert Mueller’s report into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential race would be grounds for indicting Trump with multiple felony charges for obstruction. A joint letter to that effect has now been signed by 803 individuals.

Related: James Comey says he hopes Trump will not be impeached after Mueller report

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1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (197 sites): Palmer Report: Adam Schiff lays out plan to put Donald Trump’s obstructors on trial

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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi revealed earlier today that she’s planning to hold one big hearing so the full House can vote to hold multiple members of the Trump regime in contempt of Congress at the same time, which should make for a huge televised spectacle. Now another Democratic House leader, House Intelligence Committee Chair Adam Schiff, is laying out what could come next after everyone is fully held in contempt.



Adam Schiff appeared on the Rachel Maddow show tonight and revealed his plan to use the House’s inherent power of contempt in order to put Donald Trump’s obstructors on trial in the House, setting up what he called a “mini trial.” These proceedings, which would surely be televised, and would draw a large audience, would allow Americans to learn about the severity of the crimes that Trump’s people are currently committing. It would presumably build momentum for Donald Trump’s inevitable impeachment. Of course that’s only half the equation.



Schiff made a passing reference to the fact that Congress used to simply arrest people and throw them in the basement jail when they were held in contempt. He didn’t explicitly advocate for this. But if he’s talking about putting Trump’s people on trial in the House, these people would need to be there for it. If they refuse to show up for their own trial, the House would ostensibly have to arrest them and bring them in for the trial.


When you put together what Nancy Pelosi laid out this morning, and what Adam Schiff laid out this evening, it appears House Democrats are planning to hold all of Donald Trump’s obstructors in contempt in one big hearing, and then start putting them on trial for it in the House, and hauling them in for those trials if they’re not willing to show up. Last night House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler stated on MSNBC that he expected the full House contempt vote to take place within a couple weeks. How many more of Trump’s people will be included in this alongside William Barr? Stay tuned.



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1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (197 sites): “Comey” – Google News: Comey: It’s possible Russia has leverage over Trump – CNN

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Comey: It’s possible Russia has leverage over Trump  CNN

Former FBI Director James Comey defends remarks he made about unverified allegations contained in the Steele dossier and tells CNN’s Anderson Cooper that …

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1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (197 sites): “Anthony Weiner” – Google News: Local residents win Lottery prizes | Local – Leader Publications

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Local residents win Lottery prizes | Local  Leader Publications

The following Jefferson County and Eureka residents won $1000 or more in the Missouri Lottery in March:

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1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (197 sites): “2016 elections and mental health” – Google News: James Comey CNN town hall: Live updates – CNN

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James Comey CNN town hall: Live updates  CNN

Former FBI Director James Comey will take questions at a CNN town hall, two years after being fired by President Trump. Follow here for the latest.

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1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (197 sites): Palmer Report: Judge deals bodyblow to Donald Trump’s hope of keeping his financial records from House Democrats

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Donald Trump is now waging legal battles on numerous fronts against Congress, the State of New York, and various other entities. As Palmer Report has pointed out, all Trump has to do is lose any one of these battles, and everything will go sideways for him. Trump just took a big step closer to losing one of his biggest legal battles of all.



Donald Trump filed civil suits to try to prevent various banks, mortgage companies, and accounting firms from turning over his financial records to House Democrats. Trump had relatively little hope of winning this battle, and instead his strategy appeared to consist of trying to drag the battle out for as long as possible. In that regard, a federal judge just delivered a figurative one-two punch right in Trump’s gut.



Judge Amit Mehta announced today that he’s fast tracking the legal battle over whether accounting firm Mazars can turn over Donald Trump’s records to the House Democrats. He’s making his ruling on Tuesday, and based on the language of the judge’s letter, it sure sounds like he’s planning to rule against Trump. But the prospect of Trump losing this ruling is secondary to the prospect of Trump losing it so quickly.


Donald Trump can and surely will try to appeal this – but he’s off to a really bad start. This ruling means that if the appeals court even does take up the case, it’ll likely also rule against Trump, and it’ll likely rule just as quickly. If and when Trump exhausts his legal options on this matter, the financial institutions in question will be free to give his records to the House, and there will be nothing Trump can do to stop them.



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1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (197 sites): “Rudy Giuliani” – Google News: Giuliani Plans Ukraine Trip to Push for Inquiries That Could Help Trump – The New York Times

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Giuliani Plans Ukraine Trip to Push for Inquiries That Could Help Trump  The New York Times

The president’s personal lawyer is stepping up efforts to urge the Ukrainian government to wade into United States politics by pursuing investigations that touch …

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1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (197 sites): “Comey” – Google News: Comey defends Obama’s handling of Russian interference, knocks Republicans – Fox News

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Comey defends Obama’s handling of Russian interference, knocks Republicans  Fox News

Former FBI Director James Comey defended President Barack Obama’s handling of Russian interference during the 2016 election, placing more blame on …

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1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (197 sites): Palmer Report: The real reason Donald Trump is suddenly threatening to use the Logan Act to prosecute John Kerry

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Last week Senator Kamala Harris verbally pummeled Attorney General William Barr into more or less admitting that Donald Trump has instructed him to open up criminal investigations into Trump’s enemies. As if on cue, Trump announced today that he thinks former Secretary of State John Kerry should be prosecuted for allegedly violating the Logan Act. This is raised a number of eyebrows for obvious reasons.

Here’s the thing about the Logan Act. It forbids United States citizens from negotiating directly with foreign governments, to the detriment of the United States government. It’s been on the books for centuries, but no one has ever been successfully prosecuted for violating it. The Logan Act became a hot topic in the Trump-Russia scandal when it became clear that Michael Flynn and potentially some other members of Donald Trump’s transition team had violated it by negotiating directly with the Kremlin to undermine President Obama’s sanctions.


Flynn cut a cooperating plea deal on a lesser charge before we ever got as far as finding out whether he would have been indicted under the Logan Act. We don’t know if any of Trump’s other people are being investigated or prosecuted under the Logan Act, because the ongoing criminal cases are all redacted from the Mueller report. That brings us to Trump’s assertion today that John Kerry should be prosecuted under the Logan Act for talking with Iran.



The bottom line is that John Kerry did not violate the Logan Act. The question is why Donald Trump is suddenly pushing this notion. Trump and his team have actually floated this about Kerry before, but it predictably went nowhere. Of course now Trump has an Attorney General in William Barr who’s willing to illegally do his corrupt bidding. But now that Barr is being held in contempt of Congress and is facing potential perjury and obstruction charges once Trump is out of power, Barr is going to be playing legal defense for the rest of his tenure and perhaps the rest of his life. Is he really willing to risk making it worse for himself by bringing a phony criminal case against John Kerry that won’t result in a conviction anyway? We’ll see.



Whether Trump and Barr try to do anything to John Kerry, the question again is why Trump is bringing this up now. One possibility would be that, with Robert Mueller tentatively set to testify as soon as next week, and House Democrats fighting to make the entire Mueller report public, Trump fears that the world is about to find out his people violated the Logan Act by conspiring with Russia. We’ve consistently seen Trump try to distract from his own people’s scandals by falsely accusing his adversaries of having the same scandals.


Another possibility is that Donald Trump simply needed a distraction today, because he wants to take the focus off the fact that his Attorney General is being held in contempt of Congress, and his son is being subpoenaed by Congress. When searching for such a distraction, perhaps he settled on John Kerry because he was discussing Iran to begin with. In any case, the bigger story here is what Trump is trying to distract us from, which is that Congress may have finally gained the upper hand against him.



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1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (197 sites): “donald trump russia” – Google News: James Comey CNN town hall: Live updates – CNN

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James Comey CNN town hall: Live updates  CNN

Former FBI Director James Comey will take questions at a CNN town hall, two years after being fired by President Trump. Follow here for the latest.

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Cambridge Analytica from Michael_Novakhov (4 sites): “Facebook users data stored in Russia” – Google News: How to spot if your SEO, PPC, social media marketing service provider a con-artist – The American Genius

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How to spot if your SEO, PPC, social media marketing service provider a con-artist  The American Genius

In this day and age the cult of positive thinking and “the law of attraction” are still very much alive and well in the business services industry. Here are a few …

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1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (197 sites): “trump anxiety” – Google News: Trump Triggers Volatile Two-Sided Trade as Fear Gauge Hits More Than Four Month High – FX Empire

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Trump Triggers Volatile Two-Sided Trade as Fear Gauge Hits More Than Four Month High  FX Empire

After months of quiet trade, a gauge of investor anxiety, rose for the fourth consecutive session and is at its highest level in more than four months. The CBOE …

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“Mueller’s Russia investigation” – Google News: Mueller investigation was an attempted coup to remove Trump: Rep. Gohmert – Yahoo Finance

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Mueller investigation was an attempted coup to remove Trump: Rep. Gohmert  Yahoo Finance

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) on Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation and how the House Judiciary Committee voted to hold Attorney …

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Harris asks Barr to clarify whether Trump pressured him to investigate anyone  CNN

Sen. Kamala Harris Thursday asked Attorney General William Barr to clarify whether President Donald Trump ever pressured Barr to open an investigation into …

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1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (197 sites): Palmer Report: Donald Trump changes his “no obstruction” tune and gives something away

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Ever since Attorney General William Barr released a fictional pro-Trump “summary” of the Mueller report, Donald Trump has repeatedly claimed that the report found “no collusion” and “no obstruction.” These are both lies, as the redacted version of the report reveals that Mueller found plenty of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia – he just couldn’t figure out how to charge it as a crime – and tons of obstruction of justice.



Now that Robert Mueller appears set to soon publicly testify before the House Judiciary Committee, Donald Trump is subtly but crucially changing his tune. During his Twitter meltdown yesterday, he invoked his “no collusion” phrase but left out the “no obstruction” part. Now, while speaking in front of the cameras, in a clip that was aired on CNN and other networks, Trump has revised his position: “no collusion and essentially no obstruction.” Wait a minute – essentially?



“Essentially” is a qualitative word. Obstruction of justice is a felony; either you did it or you didn’t. You can’t make the legal argument that you committed “essentially no obstruction” any more than you could argue that you committed “essentially no bank robbery.” Trump isn’t one for subtlety, so we’re presuming that someone on his legal team advised him to change his tune. Trump is now incrementally confessing to obstruction, while trying to paint it as perhaps having been just a little bit of obstruction.


Donald Trump wouldn’t be backing down from his phony exoneration unless his legal advisers gave him a compelling reason to start confessing. They must have explained to him that once Robert Mueller testifies, most Americans will have no doubt whatsoever that Trump committed felony obstruction of justice – and so Trump is trying to preemptively lay the groundwork that his felonies aren’t so bad if he “essentially” didn’t commit them.



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1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (197 sites): “trump criminal investigation” – Google News: Burr Draws GOP Scrutiny for Subpoena of Donald Trump Jr. – Wall Street Journal

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1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (197 sites): “Russian Intelligence, organized crime and political interference” – Google News: ‘Wow kid’ found – World News – Castanet.net

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‘Wow kid’ found – World News  Castanet.net

A performing arts group has found the child who was literally wowed by a recent classical music concert.

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“Conspiracy Against US” – Google News: US indicts a Chinese hacking crew that romped through Anthem’s servers for almost a year – The Register

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US indicts a Chinese hacking crew that romped through Anthem’s servers for almost a year  The Register

The US Department of Justice has announced indictments against two members of a China-based hacking crew it says was behind one of the biggest hacks in …

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1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (197 sites): “Russian Intelligence, organized crime and political interference” – Google News: Beijing campaigns for Labor to govern Great Southern Canton – MacroBusiness

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Beijing campaigns for Labor to govern Great Southern Canton  MacroBusiness

Very important stuff from Clive Hamilton today: Understanding China’s Threat to Australia’s National Security. As long at the Communist Party rules China it will …

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1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (197 sites): “Trump liar” – Google News: The Missing Order in American Politics – The Wall Street Journal

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The Missing Order in American Politics  The Wall Street Journal

I grow wistful as I watch the congressional chaos while reading Kissinger’s forthcoming oral history.

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