Lawfare – Hard National Security Choices: The Lawfare Podcast: Culper Partners Rule of Law Series: Sen. Saxby Chambliss

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In this third episode of the special Culper Partners Rule of Law series, David Kris and Nate Jones speak with former Senator Saxby Chambliss, who served as a senator from Georgia from 2003–2015, and in the House of Representatives from 1995–2003.

During his tenure in the Senate, he was a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, as well as the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, where he served as Vice Chairman from 2011–2014. His previous role as Chairman of the House Intelligence Subcommittee on Terrorism and Homeland Security made him one of the leading congressional experts on those issues. 

They talked about the history of the congressional intelligence committees, the significance of election interference, and the proper penalties for lying to Congress. Chambliss also described what it was like to serve on the Senate Intelligence Committee, even describing a particular situation that is apparently still classified and undisclosed, as well as revealing whom he considers to be the best legislator he ever knew.

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“roger stone” – Google News: Tucker Calls For Roger Stone Pardon, Thinks Adam Schiff And Eric Swalwell Should Resign In Disgrace – The Daily Caller

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Tucker Calls For Roger Stone Pardon, Thinks Adam Schiff And Eric Swalwell Should Resign In Disgrace  The Daily Caller

Tucker Carlson on Friday called on President Donald Trump to pardon Roger Stone “very soon.”

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Palmer Report: Donald Trump’s deafening silence about the Mueller report speaks volumes

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It’s been twenty hours since we all learned that Special Counsel Robert Mueller submitted his report to the Attorney General – and Donald Trump still hasn’t said a word about it. In fact he hasn’t tweeted anything at all since the news broke. This silence is surreal, and it’s worth exploring. In fact it reminds me of a photograph from election night.


Right now, the likes of Donald Trump Jr and Rudy Giuliani are busy gloating on Twitter about… well, they surely don’t know. They’re insisting that this report, which they haven’t seen, somehow exonerates the Trump regime and proves “no collusion.” Mueller isn’t indicting anyone else, but they don’t seem to grasp that any further indictments are simply going to come from permanent U.S. Attorneys’ offices like SDNY, which have been working with Mueller all along.



Then there’s Donald Trump himself. He’s down at Mar-a-Lago right now, and by all accounts, he has his personal defense attorney Emmet Flood and White House Counsel Pat Cipollone with him. These people aren’t babbling buffoonish “TV lawyers” like Giuliani. Instead they’re the knowledgeable behind-the-scenes lawyers who are surely telling Trump exactly what the circumstances of this report really mean, why it’s a big deal that Willam Barr says he didn’t deny a single Mueller request, and why no more indictments from Mueller doesn’t mean no one else is getting indicted. It could explain why Trump is so quiet right now, even as the idiots around him are gloating. But there’s also another thing.




There’s a famous photo from election night in 2016 which captures the precise moment Donald Trump and his people heard on television that he’d been named the winner. Everyone around Trump was celebrating. Trump himself had a somber look, as if he was the only one in his inner circle who understood that the spotlight of the presidency was going to expose his criminal plot to rig the election, and every other criminal scandal he’s ever had.


Again, people on Donald Trump’s cheerleading squad are only celebrating right now because they mistakenly think “no more indictments from Mueller” means “Trump has been exonerated by the report” and “no more indictments period.” If Trump’s behind the scenes legal advisers have been able to explain to him that that’s not how anything works, then Trump knows there’s nothing for him to be optimistic about right now – and he’s as scared of what’s about to happen to him as he should be.

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“trump and republican party” – Google News: You Want Tolerance? Think Republican – Paradise Post

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You Want Tolerance? Think Republican  Paradise Post

Democrats say they’re more tolerant than Republicans, but if you really are looking for tolerance, you’re way more likely to find it among people who identify with …

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“calls for Comey’s resignation” – Google News: Police: Cruise ship off western Norway issues mayday call in heavy winds, 1,300 passengers are being evacuated – Yahoo News

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Police: Cruise ship off western Norway issues mayday call in heavy winds, 1,300 passengers are being evacuated  Yahoo News

HELSINKI (AP) — Police: Cruise ship off western Norway issues mayday call in heavy winds, 1300 passengers are being evacuated.

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“Donald Trump” – Google News: The first millennial is running for president. So is a 76-year-old. – CNN

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The first millennial is running for president. So is a 76-year-old.  CNN

When South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg makes his pitch on why he, mayor of the fourth-largest city in Indiana, should get a serious look from voters who want to …

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“trump and republican party” – Google News: What happened to the Republican Party? – Ventura County Star

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What happened to the Republican Party?  Ventura County Star

Expressing your disdain and displeasure with Trump and his tweets is not enough. Save our nation. Demonstrate your patriotism. Stop the complicity.

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Donald Trump | The Guardian: Congress awaits Mueller conclusions as Democrats push for report’s release

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Washington and America waited with bated breath on Saturday for the next stage in the Trump-Russia drama: the communication to Congress of the “principal conclusions” of special counsel Robert Mueller.

Related: Mueller report: Trump camp celebrates but danger is not past yet

Continue reading…

Donald Trump | The Guardian


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“trump and republican party” – Google News: Kazakh capital changes name to honor longtime leader – WWMT-TV

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Kazakh capital changes name to honor longtime leader  WWMT-TV

Kazakhstan has renamed its capital to Nur-Sultan, in honor of the country’s longtime leader who resigned this week. The order to change the city’s name from …

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“trump money laundering” – Google News: Meet Mueller’s team: The best prosecutors in the business or ‘angry Democrats’? – NBCNews.com

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Meet Mueller’s team: The best prosecutors in the business or ‘angry Democrats’?  NBCNews.com

Since Robert Mueller’s appointment as special counsel, at least 18 prosecutors and lawyers have worked on the investigation.

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“trump, russia and the mob” – Google News: Meet Mueller’s team: The best prosecutors in the business or ‘angry Democrats’? – NBCNews.com

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Meet Mueller’s team: The best prosecutors in the business or ‘angry Democrats’?  NBCNews.com

Since Robert Mueller’s appointment as special counsel, at least 18 prosecutors and lawyers have worked on the investigation.

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“trump in financial times” – Google News: Drug Prices on TV? They May Be Coming. – New York Times

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Drug Prices on TV? They May Be Coming.  New York Times

The Trump administration has drafted a rule that would require drug makers to disclose their prices in television ads, but the industry fears sticker shock and is …

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“Russian Intelligence services and international organized crime” – Google News: US-allied Syrian victory – World News – Castanet.net

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US-allied Syrian victory – World News  Castanet.net

U.S.-backed forces declared military victory over the Islamic State group in Syria on Saturday after liberating the last pocket of territory held by the militants, …

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Palmer Report: Donald Trump makes bizarre new announcement about North Korea, and no one can even figure out what he’s talking about

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“President” Donald Trump caused a great deal of confusion in the national security arena on Friday, when he announced the removal of some sanctions against North Korea. Trump tweeted: “It was announced today by the U.S. Treasury that additional large scale Sanctions would be added to those already existing Sanctions on North Korea. I have today ordered the withdrawal of those additional Sanctions!”



Nobody knows quite what his tweet is referring to, as the United States Treasury issued no large-scale sanctions announced on Friday. The only recently announced sanctions by Treasury this week were against two Chinese shipping companies who had allegedly violated existing sanctions in place concerning shipments to North Korea. Perhaps that is what he was referring to in his tweet. In any event, the reason is based solely on his bromance with Kim Jong Un, or “Kimance.” White House spokesperson Sarah Huckabee Sanders stated, “Trump likes Chairman Kim and he doesn’t think these sanctions will be necessary.”




Trump, the man who does not sit through briefings, does not read anything, is just doing what he wants to do – because yet again, he personally likes a dictator. John Bolton, National Security Advisor, applauded the sanctions that were implemented on Thursday, noting that the “the maritime industry must do more to stop North Korea’s illicit shipping practices,” and cautioned in his tweet that “everyone should take notice and review their own activities to ensure they are not involved in North Korea’s sanctions evasion.”


By taking this action today, Trump gave an assist to China and President Xi, and to Chairman Kim. If it were based on some rational facts and supported by evidence, it would be one thing. However, we continue to have a guy in the White House who loves Kim, and once again goes against his close advisors. They have a better grasp on the world stage than Trump does, as he watches Fox all day and tweets recklessly.

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“Trump and the Mob” – Google News: Robert Mueller report: One last job for the man who took on the Mob – The Independent

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Robert Mueller report: One last job for the man who took on the Mob  The Independent

In May 2017, Robert Mueller addressed a group of graduating students at Tabor Academy in Massachusetts. He spoke in flat tones and used direct language.

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“michael flynn” – Google News: Senate Candidate Mark Kelly returns $55,000 from paid speech in United Arab Emirates – CNN

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Senate Candidate Mark Kelly returns $55,000 from paid speech in United Arab Emirates  CNN

(CNN) Former astronaut Mark Kelly this week returned $55,000 he was paid for a speech in the United Arab Emirates last year at an event sponsored by the …

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Donald Trump | The Guardian: Mueller report: Trump camp celebrates but danger is not past yet

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The special counsel will make no more indictments but his work, if made public, could yet damn the president and open new lines of inquiry

It was, said Rudy Giuliani, lawyer to Donald Trump, like waiting for a baby to be born. The he reached for a darker simile: it was more like waiting for a jury to deliver its verdict.

Related: What does the Mueller report say and what does it mean for Trump?

Reports there will be no new indictments confirm what we’ve known all along: there was never any collusion with Russia

Related: The leak-proof inquiry: how Mueller’s team kept their work under wraps

Anything less than full transparency would raise serious questions

Related: Who is Robert Mueller, the ‘pain in the ass’ who took on Trump?

Continue reading…

Donald Trump | The Guardian


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