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AG Bill Barr killed 7 Robert Mueller investigations — 10 days after he submitted his report  Raw Story

Attorney General Bill Barr killed seven different investigations started by special counsel Robert Mueller just ten days after he submitted his report.

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1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (197 sites): Palmer Report: Don McGahn’s deputy Annie Donaldson just (sort of) caved

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Donald Trump’s White House Counsel Don McGahn is still refusing to comply with a subpoena to testify before the House Judiciary Committee, as he’s apparently instead decided to wait until the courts inevitably order him to show up to the House and testify. Earlier this month, it appeared McGahn’s former deputy Annie Donaldson would do the same. Instead she just caved – sort of.



Once the courts inevitably rule that Donald Trump’s former White House advisers must testify before Congress, they can either comply, or the courts will arrest them for contempt of court. At that time, House Democrats will gain all the leverage over witnesses. Until then, House Democrats, have little to no leverage over witnesses. That said, even though Annie Donaldson is temporarily holding most of the cards, she just signaled that she’s aware that she won’t be holding them forever.




Donaldson has reached a deal with the House Judiciary Committee to testify in writing, according to CNN. Yes, this sucks, but it’s literally the only thing they can get out of Donaldson right now. Some pundits will try to frame it as the House Democrats having caved – but to come to that conclusion, you’d have to completely ignore the facts and circumstances involved.


The House can either take Donaldson’s answers in writing now and force her to come back later and testify in full after the courts have ruled, or take nothing from Donaldson now and force her to come back later and testify in full after the courts have ruled. Not only does this approach give them something from Donaldson now, it also strengthens their legal case if Donald Trump objects to her answers in any way. The only factually accurate way to frame this is that Donaldson (sort of) caved – and that House Democrats, despite having no leverage for now, managed to score a partial victory.

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Businessman involved in Trump Tower Moscow discussions to appear before Intelligence Committee staff  The Washington Post

Giorgi Rtskhiladze expects to be quizzed on a text message he sent to Michael Cohen shortly before the 2016 election.

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Facebook executive slams Apple as an ‘exclusive club available only to aspirant consumers’  9to5Mac

A Facebook executive is yet again taking shots at Apple over the differing views the companies share regarding privacy. Facebook’s head of global affairs, Nick …

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Nick Clegg, Facebook’s head of communications, has dismissed allegations that misuse of the social network influenced the Brexit referendum result.

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12:43 PM 6/24/2019 – Ariel Cohen is absolutely correct in highlighting this issue, problem, and connection: “Russia is Drowning in Corruption. Trump Should Offer to Help”.

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Ariel Cohen is absolutely correct in highlighting this issue, problem, and connection: “Russia is Drowning in Corruption. Trump Should Offer to Help“.

I did call on Mr. Trump to fight the New Mob, and to make it his priority. Regardless of the course of  continuing Investigations, multiple and multi-prong, from the Congressional to the various criminal investigations on Mr. Mueller’s referrals, into Mr. Trump and his business and political dealings; this prioritized (but not necessarily advertised), the ANTI-MOB course and direction seem to be the most logical and appropriate, it will strike the Beast in his heart. 

The Global New Mob is the Global parasite which sucks the blood and resources from the World Economy, depriving the millions of the opportunities for the decent living. 

Russia is their first and primary victim. 

The coordinated and sophisticated, decisive, smart actions are needed to fight this Hydra, which is the combination of the New Abwehr Intelligence Services and their Special Operations works with the activities of their criminal underlings-mobsters as the storm troopers, money managers, and accountants, in my humble, non-specialist opinion, which I shared with the readers earlier in my blogs.

Hopefully, these issues will be addressed also, among the other issues for discussions, at the Jerusalem Security Meeting, which just has started today. 

P.S. As a personal, and maybe the bitter note; the Mountain Jewish (“Gorskiye Yevrei”) mobsters, who appear to have some type of the predilection for Mr. Trump and his mythical status, look and feel especially disgusting and revolting to me, maybe because I am from the same, quite small ethnic group, and although I do not know any of them personally, I sense their rotten, sick, low, predatory, animalistic, primitive, tribal, perverse, deeply psychopathic, thieves’ nature. 

Michael Novakhov

6.24.19
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12:43 PM 6/24/2019 – Ariel Cohen is absolutely correct in highlighting this issue, problem, and connection: “Russia is Drowning in Corruption. Trump Should Offer to Help”.

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Ariel Cohen is absolutely correct in highlighting this issue, problem, and connection: “Russia is Drowning in Corruption. Trump Should Offer to Help“.

I did call on Mr. Trump to fight the New Mob, and to make it his priority. Regardless of the course of  continuing Investigations, multiple and multi-prong, from the Congressional to the various criminal investigations on Mr. Mueller’s referrals, into Mr. Trump and his business and political dealings; this prioritized (but not necessarily advertised), the ANTI-MOB course and direction seem to be the most logical and appropriate, it will strike the Beast in his heart. 

The Global New Mob is the Global parasite which sucks the blood and resources from the World Economy, depriving the millions of the opportunities for the decent living. 

Russia is their first and primary victim. 

The coordinated and sophisticated, decisive, smart actions are needed to fight this Hydra, which is combination of the New Abwehr Intelligence Services and Special Operations works with the activities of their criminal underlings-mobsters as the storm troopers, money mangers, and accountants. 

Hopefully, these issues will be addressed also at the Jerusalem Security Meeting, which just has started today. 

Michael Novakhov

6.24.19
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Russia is Drowning in Corruption. Trump Should Offer to Help

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When President Trump meets Vladimir Putin in Osaka next week for the G-20, he should remember that for all its international bluster, Russia is sliding into a black hole of crime, corruption, and illegality—and that more and more Russians are taking note. This was nowhere more evident than in the protests that erupted in Moscow earlier this month after local police planted cocaine and other drugs in the apartment of investigative journalist Ivan Golunov, who exposed high level corruption in the Moscow burial business and among the relatives of a Moscow deputy mayor.
Due to the protests, Golunov was acquitted and case closed, but the story does not end there. Corruption in law enforcement and in courts is choking Russia’s economic growth.
This is no exaggeration: Russia’s GDP growth is anemic. Its economy is saddled with Western sanctions. And Russia allocates less and less funding towards critical high-tech areas like space and artificial intelligence (AI)—the opposite of competitors like China and the United States. However, unlike a real black hole that swallows all matter, this one allows capital to escape—Russia’s freezing business climate is simply too harsh for investors.
In 2018, $68 billion fled Russia—twice as much as the year before. Since 1994, over $750 billion left Russia, Bloomberg estimates. Millions of educated young people emigrated to the UK, Silicon Valley, and Israel.
Furthermore, Russia’s higher-ups are implicated in the largest money laundering scheme in history, which was disclosed at the end of 2018. Run via Danske Bank out of Tallinn, Estonia, the operation is alleged to have laundered over $200 billion, much of it originating from within the Russian Federation. Latvian and Moldovan banks are alleged to have participated as well. Putin’s cousin Igor is allegedly connected to the scheme, at least according to OCCRP, a Washington, D.C.-based anti-corruption watchdog.
If the United States and Russia are to repair the frayed relationship, Trump can and should offer Putin technical assistance in restoring the rule of law, the absence of which invites corrupt state officials and oligarchs to destroy shareholders’ value, cause massive industrial companies to accrue crippling debt, abuse state-subsidized credit, and engage in corporate raiding, Russian style— known colloquially as reiderstvo.
Russian corporate raiding is a well-known phenomenon. Emerging in the 1990s, it mutated into a genuine dark art form in 2003-2005, when Igor Sechin, the current CEO and Chairman of the Management Board of the state-owned oil behemoth Rosneft, raided Russia’s independent Yukos oil company. Former Yukos shareholders were eventually awarded over $50 billion to compensate for their loss in the Yukos affair. They continue to seek justice as their case reaches a critical stage in The Hague, with a trial in September.
In 2014 Rosneft raided Bashneft, a successful oil company owned by AFK Sistema, the apolitical businessman Vladimir Yevtushenkov’s holding company, by involving Russian authorities. As a result, he lost Bashneft, paid $2.3 billion in compensation to Rosneft, and Sistema’s stock declined from $23 in 2014 to $2.80 last week.
Anders Åslund, a senior fellow and my colleague at the Atlantic Council, writes in his excellent new book “Russia’s Crony Capitalism“, that Gazprom, another national champion, is the top value destroyer of Putin’s realm. Gazprom sold natural gas below market price to the U.S.-indicted, allegedly kickbacks-paying Ukrainian businessman Dmytro Firtash, for resale at a discount to Ukrainian oligarchs. It paid tens of billions of dollars in inflated prices to Kremlin cronies in massive pipeline construction projects. Gazprom’s value fell by staggering $419 billion from 2009 to 2016.
They might just as well have made these pipelines out of gold.
Back in the 1990s, the United States and the West offered Russia legal, regulatory, and corporate governance technical assistance—an effort that I was proud to be a part of. But, to paraphrase the Harvard historian Edward Keenan, Russia swallowed these reforms up and spat them out—just as it did with capitalism, social democracy, parliamentary government, and individual rights.
Today, reiderstvo is alive and well: A number of oligarchs made their names in reiderstvo wars. One of them the majority owner of worldwide fertilizer heavyweight Uralkali and sister company Uralchem is Dmitry Mazepin. A native of Minsk, Belarus, with alleged connections to its authoritarian ruler Alexander Lukashenkо, Mazepin served in Afghanistan as a military translator—often an intelligence affiliation give-away—and is now expanding his business in Africa.
A classic example of Russian corporate raiding practices is Mazepin’s currently ongoing siege on Tolgliatti Azot, a massive producer of nitrous fertilizer. In Kafkaesque court proceedings ongoing in Samara, a judge named Andrey Kirillov allowed anonymous witnesses, permitted the use of faked evidence, barred the defense from calling witnesses, and threw out the earlier-agreed court schedule, allegedly to suppress defense evidence and testimony. He also denied interpreters for non-Russian speaking witnesses.
Moreover, it is now coming to light how deep new economic corruption runs in Russia. In violation of the double jeopardy principle, entrepreneurs across the country are being pressured with charges of criminal conspiracy under Article 210 of the criminal code. An article designed to combat organized criminal gangs, 210 is now applied to any perceived economic crime against companies and their leadership who have become targets of investigators, says Tatyana Mineeva, the Moscow City business ombudsman. And now this same tactic is being employed in the TogliattiAzot saga.
As a lawyer, I am always shocked and depressed when I observe Russian court room proceedings, something I have done on numerous occasions. If Mr. Trump had a sensibility about the rule of law, he would recognize it as Mr. Putin’s ultimate vulnerability. As long as corporate raiders continue to run unchecked, receiving credit and government support on the highest level, Russia will be a land from which money flees and companies die; a place where, as the ancient maps used to say, “there be dragons” – in the business sense.
Ariel Cohen, Ph.D., is a non-resident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council, and Director, Energy, Growth and Security Program at the International Tax and Investment Center.
The views expressed in this article are the author’s own.​​​​​
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Mueller Report play, with cast that includes ‘Star Wars’ and ‘Seinfeld’ stars, live-streams Monday  OregonLive

The activist group Law Works will present a one-time-only, “all-star” production of “The Investigation” on June 24 in New York City.

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Let Mark Hamill and other celebs read the Mueller report to you live  CNET

With everyone from Zachary Quinto to Annette Bening on board, this may be the most entertaining way to get the report’s findings.

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Chicago Bulls: Can Coby White be the best PG from the 2019 NBA Draft?  FanSided

Chicago Bulls point guard Coby White was widely thought of as the third-best point guard in the 2019 NBA Draft. Could he wind up being the best, though?

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1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (197 sites): Palmer Report: House Democrats have a new plan to stop Donald Trump

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Democrats have passed yet another bill that seeks to protect the American public, even those who continue to blindly support “President” Donald Trump. Apparently, Trump’s out-of-control spending on golf trips and generating revenue for his properties don’t bother his supporters but it should. As the Hill reports, Democrats have passed a new spending bill designed to stop some of America’s bleeding into Trump’s pocket.

The new bill passed by the House last week seeks to prevent Trump from profiting from the federal government by spending federal dollars at his properties. Trump stays exclusively at his own properties, hosts foreign dignitaries at his properties, and takes side golf trips to his properties, claiming to be on business for the United States. This is a crock, and it needs to stop.


The new proposal included in the Democrats’ spending bill was authored by Steve Cohen (D-TN) and Jamie Raskin (D-MD). In proposing this addition, Cohen stated: “The fact is, when we stay at his hotels and his properties, he makes money.” The emoluments clause strictly prohibits a president from profiting from the presidency, either directly or indirectly. Further, any funds that fall in this category are to be reported to Congress, and in the case of Trump, no reports are being made. To bring home exactly what these congressmen are trying to stop, one need look no further than Trump’s habits.



According to the Washington Post, Trump’s trips to his properties since taking office have generated at least $1.6 million in revenue from the federal government. Keep in mind that the most recent figures represent the first half of 2017, so the total is likely much higher. During that time period, the Defense Department paid $12,000 for rooms at Mar-a-Lago, and just two months later, the Department paid $30,000 for meeting and hotel rooms for meetings with officials from China. As if that wasn’t enough to charge the Defense Department, ProPublica reports that Mar-a-Lago sent a $1,000 bill to the State Department for “drinks” during the Chinese visit, which the Department promptly refused to pay. USA Today reports that the Secret Service has spent $59,585 on golf cart rentals, and God only knows what we will pay for the unnecessary trip to Trump’s Doonbeg resort following his trip to London.




Republicans are vehemently protesting this addition to the spending bill, claiming that it will “jeopardize” Trump’s security and that it is merely another “partisan stunt” drummed up by Democrats. Really? How many former presidents owned their own properties and stayed exclusively at those properties? How many former presidents spent 199 of their 884 days in office playing golf and 265 days at their own properties (NBC News)?


This spending bill is not a “partisan stunt.” The evidence is clear that we need this addition to the bill. Republicans claim that Trump doesn’t take a salary, so this shouldn’t matter, but how do they justify him pocketing many times that salary? This is bullshit, and it proves once again that Democrats are looking out for the people while Republicans are looking out for themselves.

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Voice of America – English


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