1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (197 sites): Palmer Report: Donald Trump’s worst nightmare comes true in battle over his financial records

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Then there’s the one from the 1979 Al Pacino movie, “… And Justice for All,” where the judge who recently tossed defense lawyer Arthur Kirkland (Pacino) in the hoosegow for contempt, is himself suddenly on trial for rape. And guess who the judge wants for his defense attorney?


The tweet-o-sphere is not unexpectedly awash with connoisseur-like savorings of delicious ironies like that. Obama nominee for the Supreme Court, Merrick Garland, the man Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans refused to vote on or even hold a hearing for, is in line to oversee Trump’s appeal to block the House Democrats’ subpoena for Trump’s financial records. Garland is the highest ranking judge on the appeals court, and while he may or may not be randomly selected for the initial three judge ruling, he would be the seniormost judge if an en banc hearing follows.



That Garland is available for so auspicious a review is exclusively due to the fact that the Republicans made sure he remained on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, instead of becoming a SCOTUS justice, as would have been a destiny to which he would have been eminently suited. Which in turn brings to mind a saying from that other Pacino move, “keep your friends close and your enemies closer.”




Nevertheless, the irony the tweeting crowd ought to be savoring, however, isn’t so much this newly minted apparent application of karma, but the relative virtues between Garland and Neil Gorsuch, the unscrupulous Republican lapdog that Mitch and company managed to ram onto the Supreme Court, nolens volens, after Trump stole the election. Unlike Gorsuch, Judge Garland has a well-deserved reputation for the impartial application of carefully considered jurisprudence. Garland is very likely going to try the appeal on its merits and nothing else if he’s on the panel. Imagine that, someone in Washington who actually makes decisions beyond the partisan gravitational field.


Such unexpected fairness would not be possible were the shoe on the other foot, and I am reminded once again by this and other signs that I am truly on the side of the Good Guys. Petty politics and underhanded means are their tools, not ours, and I don’t know about you but I am damned proud of that.



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realDonaldTrump on Twitter: Congratulations to Governor @MattBevin on winning the Republican Primary for Governor tonight in the Great State of KENTUCKY. Matt, you are doing a fantastic job!

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Congratulations to Governor @MattBevin on winning the Republican Primary for Governor tonight in the Great State of KENTUCKY. Matt, you are doing a fantastic job!


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realDonaldTrump on Twitter: Great news for Republicans: Fred Keller has just won the hard fought for Pennsylvania Congressional contest in a LANDSLIDE, over 70% of the vote. Thanks to the thousands who showed up for the Rally last night. Congratulations t

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Great news for Republicans: Fred Keller has just won the hard fought for Pennsylvania Congressional contest in a LANDSLIDE, over 70% of the vote. Thanks to the thousands who showed up for the Rally last night. Congratulations to Fred and his wonderful family!


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“barr to investigate fbi” – Google News: Investigating FBI Conspiracy To ‘Spy’ On Trump, Barr Will Find…Nothing – The National Memo

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Investigating FBI Conspiracy To ‘Spy’ On Trump, Barr Will Find…Nothing  The National Memo

At a WWF-style rally in Pennsylvania Trump praised Barr, asserting that the Attorney General would soon unmask the dark conspiracy against him.

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1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (197 sites): “trump in financial times” – Google News: North Korea slams Biden over Kim ‘slander’ – Financial Times

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North Korea slams Biden over Kim ‘slander’  Financial Times

North Korean state media has criticised Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden for “rhetorical slandering” of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

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“Manafort” – Google News: Arizona prisons urged to end ban on book about black men – fox23maine.com

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Arizona prisons urged to end ban on book about black men  fox23maine.com

Arizona has banned prisoners from reading a book that discusses the impact of the criminal justice system on black men, drawing outcry from First Amendment …

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“Mueller’s Russia investigation” – Google News: Appeals court refuses to stay Mueller grand jury subpoena for Roger Stone associate Andrew Miller – Washington Post

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Appeals court refuses to stay Mueller grand jury subpoena for Roger Stone associate Andrew Miller  Washington Post

D.C. circuit panel gives Andrew Miller seven days to appeal to Supreme Court, testify or face jail.

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1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (197 sites): Palmer Report: How the House Democrats are using Annie Donaldson to do an end run around Don McGahn

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Former White House Counsel Don McGahn decided today that he’d rather have his life and reputation ripped apart by contempt of Congress consequences, than dare to face whatever illegal retaliation Donald Trump is holding over his head. Now that McGahn has decided to essentially enter fugitive status, House Democrats are moving on to Plan B- and it’s a fascinating one.



The House Judiciary Committee issued subpoenas today to two people: former Trump White House senior adviser Hope Hicks, and Don McGahn’s former deputy Annie Donaldson. The former is getting the headlines, but the latter could produce the more crucial testimony. By all accounts, Donaldson witnessed just as many of Donald Trump’s obstruction of justice crimes as McGahn did. The question is whether she’s willing to go on television and spill the beans – or more to the point, whether she’s willing to have her life ruined by siding with Trump.




Donald Trump appears to be threatening to withhold millions of dollars of government and/or Republican Party business from McGahn’s law firm, thus explaining why McGahn is throwing away everything else in his life in order to remain in Trump’s good graces. But did it ever occur to Trump that the woman sitting next to McGahn was witnessing all the same obstruction crimes that McGahn was witnessing? Considering what a narcissistic sexist Trump is, perhaps not.


So now we’ll see if Annie Donaldson is willing to voluntarily testify, or if House Democrats will have to forcibly destroy her life as well. But if Donald Trump didn’t bother to plan ahead and put some kind of serious leverage in place over Donaldson, then he has a brewing problem on his hands.



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realDonaldTrump on Twitter: John Brennan on the Mueller probe, “I don’t know if I received bad information, but I THINK I SUSPECTED THAT THERE WAS MORE THAN THERE ACTUALLY WAS.” Wow, he admits he was wrong! Congress should go back to work on drug prices e

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John Brennan on the Mueller probe, “I don’t know if I received bad information, but I THINK I SUSPECTED THAT THERE WAS MORE THAN THERE ACTUALLY WAS.” Wow, he admits he was wrong! Congress should go back to work on drug prices etc.


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1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (197 sites): “russia helping trump” – Google News: U.S. Says Syria’s President May Be Using Chemical Weapons Again – The New York Times

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U.S. Says Syria’s President May Be Using Chemical Weapons Again  The New York Times

The State Department cited an attack on Sunday in which the Syrian military might have used chemical weapons as part of a broader offensive in the Idlib area, …

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realDonaldTrump on Twitter: After spending 40 Million Dollars, reviewing 1.4 million pages of documents, & interviewing 500 people with the total support of the White House, the Mueller Report was a BIG DISAPPOINTMENT to the Democrats, so they want a

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After spending 40 Million Dollars, reviewing 1.4 million pages of documents, & interviewing 500 people with the total support of the White House, the Mueller Report was a BIG DISAPPOINTMENT to the Democrats, so they want a DO OVER. It doesn’t work that way-so bad for our Country!


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1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (197 sites): “trump money laundering” – Google News: Catherine Rampell: We don’t know what Trump’s tax returns are hiding. But the hints are troubling. – SouthCoastToday.com

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Catherine Rampell: We don’t know what Trump’s tax returns are hiding. But the hints are troubling.  SouthCoastToday.com

When you look at the short span of President Trump’s political career, one question jumps out: How much of his craziest, most paranoid and norm-violating …

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1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (197 sites): Palmer Report: The impeachment process against Donald Trump is about to begin – here’s what will change

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Large numbers of House Democrats, including a number in high leadership positions, are now openly calling for the impeachment process to begin, or leaning toward it in their public remarks. That means it’s going to happen sooner rather than later. But what does invoking the word “impeachment” actually change?

The answer is going to be one that you may not like. House Democrats are currently fighting a number of court battles against Donald Trump, in the name of obtaining evidence and testimony. If and when the Democrats officially open an impeachment inquiry, those court battles will still have to be fought and won. Despite the claims of some Twitter pundits, invoking the word “impeachment” does not cause evidence and testimony to instantly fall out of the sky.

The big question is the impact that opening an impeachment inquiry will have on those court battles. Thus far, House Democrats are winning those battles, both in terms of the rulings, and the pace with which those rulings are being fast tracked. Could the courts decide that an impeachment inquiry means these cases are even more important than they are now? Yes. But because these cases are already receiving the utmost fast track treatment possible, nothing would necessarily change. That said, in the unlikely event that these court battles stop going the Democrats’ way, an impeachment inquiry could potentially shift things back in their direction.

But the upshot is this: as things stand right now, opening an impeachment inquiry probably won’t change things in any substantive way. House Democrats would still be fighting the same court battles, over the same witnesses and evidence, at the same speed, and the eventual public hearings would take place at the same pace. It’s unlikely that anything would change, beyond the impact of invoking the word “impeachment” itself.


That said, the mere invocation of the word “impeachment” could change things. Over the past two weeks we’ve seen pro-impeachment poll numbers climb from the 37-40% range to the 45-49% range. Those numbers should keep climbing as Donald Trump keeps being viewed increasingly negatively for refusing to cooperate with the investigations. If the House Democrats open an impeachment inquiry, will that prompt people to favor impeachment more quickly? Keep in mind that this will be based strictly on the use of the word impeachment, as hearings and testimony won’t happen any faster than they were already going to. It’s not about his base; they’ll never want him impeached. It’s about the people out there who aren’t impressed with Trump, but aren’t sure if something as severe as impeachment is warranted. Those are the minds to be changed.



There’s also the question of how invoking the word “impeachment” would impact Donald Trump. If he takes it as a serious threat, he’d likely escalate his deranged, illegal, and harmful antics. This kind of behavior would help make the case for impeachment, and drive those numbers higher. But in such case, Trump would do more damage to the country, more swiftly.




Finally, there’s the cold hard reality that once the Democratic House is done with impeachment hearings, the Republican Senate will absolutely not vote to remove him – unless the House hearings damage him so badly, his approval rating drops below 30%. At that point GOP Senators would have to consider selfishly ousting Trump in the hope of preserving their own reelection chances. But short of that, impeachment would be all about exposing and damaging Trump heading into 2020.


In such case, House Democrats would want to extend their part of the impeachment process for as long as possible. Six months to a year wouldn’t be surprising. So even if the impeachment process begins any day now, it’ll likely be a very long and very slow process that – in the earlier portions of it at least – won’t look much different than if it weren’t being called “impeachment.”



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1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (197 sites): “Elections 2016 Investigation” – Google News: EU plans FAST-TRACK investigation into Farage funding as Brexit Party set for election win – Express

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EU plans FAST-TRACK investigation into Farage funding as Brexit Party set for election win  Express

EXCLUSIVE: A EUROPEAN UNION investigation into Nigel Farage’s alleged funding from Leave donor Arron Banks could be fast-tracked, a European …

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1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (197 sites): “Elections 2016 Investigation” – Google News: Vulnerable Democrats split as impeachment pressure mounts – Politico

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Vulnerable Democrats split as impeachment pressure mounts  Politico

The rift demonstrates the near-impossible balance for Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her allies as they try to keep focus on their legislative agenda.

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1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (197 sites): “trump as danger to National Security” – Google News: Iran Briefing Leaves Congress Divided Over Trump’s Intentions, Authority for War – Defense One

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Iran Briefing Leaves Congress Divided Over Trump’s Intentions, Authority for War  Defense One

“Everybody is deeply concerned about Congress getting cut out of what’s transpiring over there,” said one Democrat, after hearing from Pompeo, Dunford, …

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1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (197 sites): Politics: Trump wants to kill this federal agency. Democrats blasted the idea.

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House Democrats called an administration plan to dismantle the Office of Personnel Management — the first elimination of a major federal agency in decades — an act of hostility against the apolitical civil service.

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1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (197 sites): “FBI politicization” – Google News: Mueller Report: Does Special Counsel Fear Politicizing Russia Investigation By Testifying? – International Business Times

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Mueller Report: Does Special Counsel Fear Politicizing Russia Investigation By Testifying?  International Business Times

Special Counsel Robert Mueller apparently does not want to appear political after spending two years and $40 million of taxpayer money by testifying before …

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