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NAACP Poll Reveals How Black Voters Cast their Ballots | BlackPressUSA  Black Press USA

NNPA NEWSWIRE — The key takeaway of this poll is clear: Democrats’ 2018 wins across the country were dependent on voters of color, particularly Black …

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1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (198 sites): Palmer Report: Donald Trump’s worst day yet leaves him stunned into silence

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Listen carefully. What you’re hearing right now is the glaring silence from Donald Trump’s Twitter account. He’s having one of the worst days of his life to date, yet it’s been fifteen hours since he’s ranted about anything. He still hasn’t publicly addressed the Michael Cohen prison sentence, or the David Pecker non-prosecution deal, or the revelation that one of his kids is about to get popped.




Donald Trump simply doesn’t seem to have anything to say right now. So is he too busy expertly plotting his legal defense to bother tweeting, or is he simply too stunned by what’s happened? Evidence spells out that it’s the latter. This morning he reportedly refused to get out of bed. Yesterday he had a tantrum and began throwing things. Trump is both enraged and depressed at the same time. So what now?




By morning, Trump may decide to explode on Twitter. He’s publicly attacked Michael Cohen in the past. But he seems afraid of the National Enquirer’s David Pecker, who has spent decades literally owning Trump’s ugliest secrets. And he’s got to be reeling from the fact that Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg has truly sold him out every bit as much as expected back when it was first revealed that Weisselberg had been given immunity.



We still don’t know if the “Executive-2” implicated in the SDNY filing is Donald Trump Jr, Eric Trump, or Ivanka Trump. But it sure looks like SDNY is gearing up to indict and arrest that person. Once one of Trump’s kids is in handcuffs, we’ll see if he springs back to life in a rage of self destruction, or collapses in a puddle of self pity and resigns. But for now, Trump is simply stunned into silence by what’s just happened to him.



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1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (198 sites): Palmer Report: Donald Trump and Donald Trump Jr just got really bad news from the incoming Attorney General of New York

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Even as Special Counsel Robert Mueller and the SDNY have been making increasingly aggressive legal moves against Donald Trump and everyone in his orbit, we’ve all been waiting for New York state to join the fray. The expectation is that New York will hold state-level criminal charges in reserve, in case Trump ends up being able to evade federal charges while he’s being ousted. Let’s say that New York just made a big splash on the matter.




In the months since New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman resigned, his longtime lieutenant Barbara Underwood has been serving in the role. Best anyone can tell, she’s been preparing aggressive criminal cases against Donald Trump, his family, and the Trump Organization with regard to their dealings in the state. But Underwood made clear from the start that she wasn’t going to run in the 2018 election, and sure enough, Tish James was recently elected the new AG for New York.




Tish James ran on a platform of aggressively investigating Donald Trump’s crimes. After she won, one of her first moves was to name Underwood as a top lieutenant, thus ensuring that the efforts against Trump will continue unabated. Now James is giving an interview to NBC News, revealing some of the various investigations underway into all things Trump.



The list includes – not surprisingly – Donald Trump’s real estate fraud, his abuse of government subsidies, and his fraudulent Trump Foundation. Notably, Tish James also says New York state is investigating the Trump campaign’s meeting with the Russians at Trump Tower during the election. This is a very strong hint that she’s preparing state-level charges against Donald Trump Jr and Jared Kushner, who participated in the meeting. So much for Trump being able to get his family off the hook with pardons, which don’t apply to state-level charges.



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1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (198 sites): “Anthony Weiner” – Google News: Are Harris and Garcetti made out of Teflon or Velcro? – Press-Enterprise

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Are Harris and Garcetti made out of Teflon or Velcro?  Press-Enterprise

Every politician who manages to stay in office for a decent length of time has her or his share of bad news cycles. Politics, like life, isn’t always a bowl of cherries, …

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1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (198 sites): “organized crime and intelligence” – Google News: Pennyworth Story Details Tease R-Rated Batman Prequel Series – Screen Rant

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Pennyworth Story Details Tease R-Rated Batman Prequel Series  Screen Rant

Epix’s prequel series about the history of Batman’s butler Alfred will be a stylish British gangster story with great characters and plenty of blood.

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1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (198 sites): Palmer Report: House Democrats drop the hammer on Donald Trump’s money laundering

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It’s becoming more clear by the day – and arguably by the hour – that Robert Mueller, his prosecutorial allies, and the House Democrats have a strategy for forcing Donald Trump out of office. That strategy consists of making it hurt so much for Trump, he ends up declaring bankruptcy on his presidency by negotiating his resignation. Now the House Democrats are busting out yet another way of putting the screws to Trump.




This week it’s become clear that Donald Trump will be indicted and arrested the minute his presidency is over, and at least one of his kids will be arrested while he’s still in office, if he doesn’t negotiate his ouster. Everyone from the CFO of the Trump Organization, to the National Enquirer, has sold him and his kids out. But even as prosecutors follow the money from within Trump’s books, House Democrats say they’re following the money from the outside.


Democratic Congresswoman Jackie Speier sits on the House Intelligence Committee. She revealed today on Twitter that once the Democrats take control of the committee in early January, with Adam Schiff as the new Chairman, they’re going to pursue Donald Trump’s money laundering around the world. Speier cited three hotspots in particular: Trump Soho in Manhattan, something in Toronto, and something in Panama. Why are these three important?




Trump Soho was the shady real estate project which saw the Trump Organization partnering with convicted Russian mafia money launderer Felix Sater; that deal was reportedly negotiated by Donald Trump Jr and Ivanka Trump. The Panama investigation is likely a reference to the Panama Papers, or to Trump’s bitter dispute with the owners of a Trump breaded property in the country, or both. But “Toronto” may end up being the most intriguing of the three.



The Toronto investigation is almost certainly in reference to Donald Trump’s ill-fated hotel in the city. As Palmer Report explained a year and a half ago, that hotel was financed by a Russian government-controlled bank, and it was personally signed off on by Vladimir Putin. Robert Mueller has surely already investigated all of these matters, and he’ll reveal his findings just in time for House Democrats to hold public hearings exposing the evidence. If Trump doesn’t resign very soon, he’s going to be torn to pieces.



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1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (198 sites): Palmer Report: Fox News stunner: Donald Trump “committed a felony”

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It’s being reported that Donald Trump is so overwhelmed by everything that’s going wrong for him, he refused to get out of bed today. That means he was probably watching Fox News, in the hope of hearing some small shard of real or imaginary good news for him. If he was watching Fox this afternoon, he ended hearing the precise opposite.




Fox News legal analyst “Judge Andrew Napolitano” – who used to be something of a Donald Trump apologist – shocked a lot of people last week when he predicted that Donald Trump Jr will be indicted and arrested on various criminal charges. Today, as the news was coming down about Michael Cohen’s three year prison sentence and David Pecker’s cooperation deal against Trump, Napolitano took things quite a bit further.




Judge Napolitano flat out stated on-air today that “the President of the United States committed a felony” by illegally instructing Michael Cohen to buy the silence of his mistresses during the election. While we would disagree with the notion that Donald Trump is the legitimate “President” of anything, Napolitano’s legal interpretation is spot-on. So what’s going on here?



There is a clear pattern developing at Fox News over the past week. Napolitano has pegged Donald Trump and his son as felons. Tucker Carlson, one of the biggest Trump cheerleaders over the past two years, now says Trump is a failure. Fox is a for-profit business, and its conservative propaganda is all about ratings, not ideology. If Fox execs have decided that even their gullible audience is figuring out that Trump is a criminal and he’s toast, their best business move is to tell their on-air personalities that they’re free to take Trump’s legs out.



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1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (198 sites): “trump electorate” – Google News: Republicans refuse to admit they got creamed in the midterms – New York Post

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Republicans refuse to admit they got creamed in the midterms  New York Post

It’s been a month since the midterms, and the grand scale of the calamity that has befallen the Republican Party grows clearer by the day. And yet Republicans…

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1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (198 sites): “Donald Trump” – Google News: Trump sets ‘terrible precedent’ by crossing red line on Huawei case – CNN

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1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (198 sites): Palmer Report: Robert Mueller releases statement confirming Michael Cohen has nailed Donald Trump on Russia

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Special Counsel Robert Mueller prefers to only “speak” to the public by including things in his court filings, and he very rarely releases actual statements from his press office. But as Michael Cohen was being sentenced to prison today, Mueller released a rare statement – and let’s just say that it’s really bad news for Donald Trump.




Here’s what Robert Mueller publicly stated today, according to CNN: “[Cohen] has provided our office with credible and reliable information about core Russia-related issues under investigation and within the purview of the Special Counsel’s Office.” Here’s the thing. Mueller already issued a sentencing memo on Friday, generically stating that Cohen had provided significant assistance, while also stating that Mueller had no position on how much prison time Cohen should serve. So it’s not as if Mueller made this statement today as a show of support for Cohen during his sentencing. Instead, this was clearly intended as a statement of a different kind.




Robert Mueller is rather clearly sending a message to the general public that the Trump-Russia election conspiracy was indeed very real, and that Donald Trump’s “no collusion” outbursts are nonsense. What’s interesting here is that because Michael Cohen is a proven and admitted liar, by definition he can’t provide “credible and reliable information” in the form of his testimony alone.



In other words, Michael Cohen has given Robert Mueller hard evidence that has nailed Donald Trump in the Russia scandal, and Mueller wants everyone to know it. Mueller apparently isn’t quite ready to blow the Trump-Russia conspiracy wide open, but he’s close enough that he’s now making a point of laying the groundwork by releasing a statement like this.



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1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (198 sites): Politics: Rep.-elect Mark Green walks back claim that vaccines cause autism

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Green had said that “there is some concern” that autism was linked to “the preservatives that are in our vaccines.” He later said in a statement that his remarks had been “misconstrued.”

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1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (198 sites): Palmer Report: “Humiliated” and “super pissed” Donald Trump is no longer functioning on any level

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The hits just keep coming for Donald Trump. Michael Cohen was sent to prison today for election crimes that Trump directed him to commit. The National Enquirer’s David Pecker formally accused Trump of a felony. And his search for a new White House Chief of Staff has become such a fiasco, he’s had to ask John Kelly to stay on longer. It turns out this is all hitting him so hard, he’s no longer functioning on any level.




Donald Trump refused to get out of bed this morning, and as of almost noon, he still hadn’t made his way down to the Oval Office, according to a surreal report from NBC News. This is lazy even by Trump’s standards, as he always shows up for a morning meeting with his staff before blowing off most of the rest of the day. But it gets worse.




CNN is now reporting that Trump is “humiliated” and “super pissed” over the fact that Nick Ayers bailed on him at the last second, after he had already publicly sent John Kelly packing. This furthers our suspicion that Ayers was absolutely 100% taking the job until something suddenly changed that caused him to abruptly bail on both Trump and Pence, opting to resign from the White House entirely. Is he reading the tea leaves in the Michael Flynn indictment like the rest of us, or does he know something we don’t?



This all comes one day after Donald Trump was severely outmatched by Nancy Pelosi and Chuck SChumer in a nationally televised press conference, which led to Trump subsequently having a tantrum and throwing things around, according to the Los Angeles Times. You put all of this together, and it paints a picture of a guy who knows he’s hosed, and is no longer coming close to functioning. In other words, he’s truly imploding.



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1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (198 sites): Lawfare – Hard National Security Choices: Rational Security: The ‘Smocking Gun’ Edition

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There have been big moves in the Russia investigation. We’ll put this week’s pieces together. U.S. tensions with China escalate following the arrest of a senior Chinese telecom executive. And the Saudi crown prince has duped White House adviser Jared Kushner.  

 

 

Susan pitches a new movie

Shane finds the podcast’s Egyptian roots.

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“Peter Strzok” – Google News: ‘They’ll Do Everything to Disrupt Trump’: Outgoing Rep. Gowdy Predicts Dems to Stymie Legislature – Fox News Insider

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‘They’ll Do Everything to Disrupt Trump’: Outgoing Rep. Gowdy Predicts Dems to Stymie Legislature  Fox News Insider

Outgoing Congressman Trey Gowdy said Wednesday he predicts that Democrats will spend the next two years doing “everything that their base wants” …

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1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (198 sites): Palmer Report: Donald Trump just got screwed by his own David Pecker

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“President” Donald Trump has been silent and mostly unseen today. His former fixer, Michael Cohen, was sentenced to three years in prison and gave an unflattering (at best) assessment of Trump. Cohen’s attorney, Lanny Davis, promised to reveal all, once Special Counsel Robert Mueller releases his final report.






The Southern District of New York issued its press release announcing Cohen’s sentence. Interestingly, a portion of the press release contains the news that the SDNY had reached a non-prosecution cooperation agreement with National Enquirer’s parent company, AMI, and its boss David Pecker. The press release revealed:

The Office also announced today that it has previously reached a non-prosecution agreement with AMI, in connection with AMI’s role in making the above-described $150,000 payment before the 2016 presidential election. As a part of the agreement, AMI admitted that it made the $150,000 payment in concert with a candidate’s presidential campaign, and in order to ensure that the woman did not publicize damaging allegations about the candidate before the 2016 presidential election. AMI further admitted that its principal purpose in making the payment was to suppress the woman’s story so as to prevent it from influencing the election.

Assuming AMI’s continued compliance with the agreement, the Office has agreed not to prosecute AMI for its role in that payment. The agreement also acknowledges, among other things, AMI’s acceptance of responsibility, its substantial and important assistance in this investigation, and its agreement to provide cooperation in the future and implement specific improvements to its internal compliance to prevent future violations of the federal campaign finance laws. These improvements include distributing written standards regarding federal election laws to its employees and conducting annual training concerning these standards.



The revelation anticipates “continued compliance with the agreement” and that means even more information that AMI and David Pecker have about the activities of Donald Trump, along with what stories it suppressed, what stories it may have initiated at Trump’s request, and other information. Better start packing an overnight bag, Trump. Every report and every speck of evidence continues to point to serious legal exposure for you and those in your orbit.



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1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (198 sites): “michael flynn” – Google News: Michael Flynn’s lawyers call his lie to FBI ‘uncharacteristic’ – The Japan Times

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Michael Flynn’s lawyers call his lie to FBI ‘uncharacteristic’  The Japan Times

Lawyers for President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, are asking a judge to spare him prison time, saying he had devoted hi.

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1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (198 sites): “trump money laundering” – Google News: Trump Should Cut Hezbollah’s Lifeline in the Americas – Foreign Policy

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Trump Should Cut Hezbollah’s Lifeline in the Americas  Foreign Policy

Almost halfway through his term, U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration has yet to launch a coordinated assault against Hezbollah’s terrorist finance …

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1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (198 sites): “donald trump racketeering” – Google News: What it’s like at the prison in Otisville where Michael Cohen may go – CNN

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What it’s like at the prison in Otisville where Michael Cohen may go  CNN

In federal court Wednesday, US District Judge William Pauley agreed to recommend that Michael Cohen serve his 36-month prison sentence at FCI Otisville, …

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1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (198 sites): “putin won US 2016 election” – Google News: Christopher Steele: Hillary Clinton was preparing to challenge 2016 election results – Washington Times

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Christopher Steele: Hillary Clinton was preparing to challenge 2016 election results  Washington Times

British ex-spy Christopher Steele, who wrote the Democrat-financed anti-Trump dossier, said in a court case that he was hired by a Democratic law firm in …

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1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (198 sites): “crime and terror” – Google News: Strasbourg suspect Cherif Chekatt was a violent criminal on terror watchlist – The National

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Strasbourg suspect Cherif Chekatt was a violent criminal on terror watchlist  The National

Cherif Chekatt, the 29-year-old man sought by police over a shooting in Strasbourg lived in a small apartment in a ramshackle housing block and has …

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1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (198 sites): Palmer Report: Nancy Pelosi has Donald Trump right where she wants him

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It is often succinctly (and accurately, I think) invoked that in order to be a Trump supporter one must either be a billionaire or a fool, and if you’re uncertain what kind you are, check your bank account. The now discredited notion, however, that hairy hoards of drug-crazed, knife-wielding psychos are menacing America’s southern border with Mexico, and that the only credible way to stop them is to erect a giant wall, requires stupidity beyond the normal province of the usual Trump-endorsing idiocy.




No one understands this better than Nancy Pelosi and less than Donald Trump. But what’s more, Pelosi gets it that if the government is going to be entirely shut down because Congress will not fully fund Trump’s moronic border wall, then Donald Trump himself is going to have to accept all of the blame for the shutdown.


“But the fact is we did get him to say, to fully own that the shutdown was his,” Pelosi said, according to sources. “That was an accomplishment.”
 In the course of the meeting Trump lied about the effectiveness of those portions of the wall that have been built. Citing made up statistics for reduced unlawful border crossings in San Diego, El Paso, Tucson and Yuma, Trump insisted these places experienced recent steep drops in illegal border crossings of 90% or more.




If you replace the word “wall” with the word “fence” and reveal that the statistics Trump is quoting go back to the 1990s then there is some truth in what Trump is claiming. But these areas have, at best, only had reinforcement work done to existing fences. The wall remains unbuilt, and, it goes without saying, unpaid for by Mexico.



It is because of Trump’s failure to make good on his campaign promise to make Mexico pay for the wall that he has now had to turn to Congress for its funding. Threatening to shutdown the government if the funding is not forthcoming is his only recourse. That and his embarrassingly juvenile attempts to inflate a nonexistent threat at the border. All to create angst over a wall that still hasn’t been built to keep out hordes that aren’t there and to prevent a threat that doesn’t exist.



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1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (198 sites): National News |: McConnell knows he’s going to be a Democratic target in 2020. Enter the hemp issue.

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Mitch McConnell acknowledges he’ll be one of national Democrats’ top targets in 2020 when he runs for reelection. But he’ll boast an unusual tool on the campaign trail: His success … Click to Continue »

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