“Rudy Giuliani” – Google News: Cohen gives new evidence to lawmakers amid talk about Trump and pardons – MSNBC

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Cohen gives new evidence to lawmakers amid talk about Trump and pardons  MSNBC

Michael Cohen and his documents just went back to Capitol Hill. Plus, Rudy Giuliani sounds off about Michael Cohen, Pres. Trump, and talk of pardons. Robert …

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Palmer Report: What the hell is Donald Trump even talking about?

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Stop us if you’ve heard this one before, because it’s becoming a more frequent refrain by the day, but Donald Trump just had a rather horrible day. Michael Cohen gave three suitcases of evidence to Congress, two of Trump’s current lawyers have already been incriminated as a result, and we don’t even know what else is in those magic suitcases. Trump appears to be pretty darn scared of it all.




Shortly after Michael Cohen finished testifying for the day, by which time Trump attorneys Jay Sekulow and Rudy Giuliani were left contemplating life behind bars, Donald Trump had nothing left to do but run his mouth. Unfortunately for Trump, he couldn’t come up with anything remotely coherent to say.




Donald Trump posted this bizarre tweet, quoting one of his remaining allies: “Congressman Chris Stewart: ‘No one is accusing the President of a crime and yet they (the Democrats) are issuing hundreds of subpoenas. This is unprecedented.’ They are desperately trying to find anything they can, even a punctuation mistake in a document!” Wait, what? Where do we even start with this?



First of all, everyone is accusing Donald Trump of a crime. Second, if we were locking people up for punctuation errors, Trump would already be in solitary confinement. In reality these crimes include insurance fraud, money laundering, bribery, bank fraud, wire fraud, obstruction of justice, and conspiracy against the United States. Finally, it’s notable that Trump is quoting one of his shrinking number of congressional allies; thirteen GOP Congressmen and as many as fifteen GOP Senators are voting against Trump’s national emergency.

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“trump russian money” – Google News: Former Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort to be sentenced, could face life in prison – Economic Times

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Former Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort to be sentenced, could face life in prison  Economic Times

US President Donald Trump’s former campaign chief Paul Manafort faces potentially spending the rest of his life behind bars when a judge sentences him on …

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“trump money laundering” – Google News: Former Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort to be sentenced, could face life in prison – Economic Times

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Former Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort to be sentenced, could face life in prison  Economic Times

US President Donald Trump’s former campaign chief Paul Manafort faces potentially spending the rest of his life behind bars when a judge sentences him on …

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“Sebastian Gorka” – Google News: Police: Sisters dating same man ‘euthanized’ father – WWMT-TV

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Police: Sisters dating same man ‘euthanized’ father  WWMT-TV

Two sisters are accused of killing their father and confessing the crime to a man they both dated. Sisters Linda Roberts, 61, and Mary-Beth Tomaselli, 63, are …

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Palmer Report: Robert Mueller is targeting Ivanka Trump after all

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Just yesterday, Palmer Report waded through a curious series of events that seemed to suggest that Special Counsel Robert Mueller hasn’t sought any documents from Ivanka Trump, even though he’s asked for documents from her husband and her brothers. This left us wondering aloud if it was possible that Mueller isn’t even investigating Ivanka. But now it turns out he very much is targeting her.




The House Judiciary Committee is now weighing whether to go ahead and add Ivanka Trump to their document request list, after having targeted just about everyone in her family but her. Some of the Democrats on the committee are openly acknowledging that targeting Ivanka could trigger Donald Trump into retaliatory action, in a way that targeting Don Jr or Eric Trump might not. But the kicker is the tidbit down in paragraph seven of the article.




Robert Mueller is apparently “scrutinizing Ivanka Trump’s role in the Trump Tower Moscow deal, including who she communicated with about the plans to build the luxury real estate project in Russia’s capital city.” This isn’t necessarily surprising, as Ivanka has reportedly played key roles in a number of Trump Organization real estate deals, including Trump Soho.



So we’ll see what the House Judiciary Committee ends up doing. We’re starting to suspect that they’re holding back on Ivanka Trump, and openly discussing when and if they might target her, as a way of trying to get under Donald Trump’s skin. After all, each time he overreaches in an attempt at retaliation, he inches himself closer to ouster. But for now the upshot is that Robert Mueller is targeting Ivanka, which may be more important in the long run.

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“trump narcissist” – Google News: Dan O’Brien: ‘He might have polarised opinion, but Trump has done far less harm than had first been threatened’ – Independent.ie

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Dan O’Brien: ‘He might have polarised opinion, but Trump has done far less harm than had first been threatened’  Independent.ie

Having just passed the halfway point in Donald Trump’s four-year US presidential term, now is a good time to weigh up the real impact he has had so far – on …

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Lawfare – Hard National Security Choices: Rational Security: The ‘Sensitive Compartmented Kushner’ Edition

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Why does senior White House adviser Jared Kushner have a security clearance? President Trump comes back from a summit meeting with Kim Jong Un empty-handed. And the NSA has apparently stopped a controversial surveillance program that collected Americans’ phone records.

Susan is fresh from her interview with Chris Wray. 

Ben is lighting a candle for Mueller. 

Shane recommends a new profile of Fox News. 

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Palmer Report: Insider expects Donald Trump’s assets will be seized while he’s still in office

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With each passing hour, we learn about new past and present felonies committed by Donald Trump, and new criminal investigations into those crimes. This increasingly raises the question of just how legal justice will be served to a guy who is illegally occupying the office of President of the United States after having treasonously rigged the election. Two words come into play: asset seizures.




For some time now, Palmer Report has expected the Feds and/or the State of New York to begin hitting Donald Trump with financial penalties for his financial crimes. When Trump doesn’t pay up because he’s too cash-poor, his assets will begin to be seized. It turns out we’re not the only ones who are thinking in these terms.




Donny Deutsch has known Donald Trump for twenty years, though not particularly amicably. Deutsch is also a longtime friend of Michael Cohen. This means Deutsch is in position to know about just how criminally ugly things are in general inside the Trump Organization and Trump real estate empire. Deutsche appeared on Hardball with Chris Matthews on Wednesday evening and predicted that Trump’s assets will indeed be seized while he’s still in office.



There are a few different ways this can happen. New York State just launched a criminal investigation into Donald Trump’s insurance fraud. It can hit him with huge fines and then begin seizing his bank accounts or real estate properties in the state. New York State is also likely to hit Trump for state income tax fraud. That’s before getting to the question of whether the DOJ can seize Trump’s assets while he’s in office. In any case, the longer Trump holds the White House hostage, the more of his properties he’s likely to lose.

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Donald Trump | The Guardian: Trump ‘very disappointed’ if North Korea rebuilding rocket site

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US president claims it is too early to tell if Kim Jong-un is reconstructing Sohae facility

Donald Trump has said he will be “very disappointed” in the North Korean ruler, Kim Jong-un, if reports about a rocket launch site being rebuilt prove to be true.

Two US thinktanks and South Korea’s Yonhap news agency have reported that work was under way to restore part of the Sohae satellite launching station even as Trump met Kim in Hanoi last week for their second summit.

Related: North Korea rebuilds part of launch site it promised the US it would dismantle

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Palmer Report: Ivanka Trump’s scandals are spiraling out of control

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Welcome to Trumpland, where the norm is “another day, another scandal.” This time, it involves Ivanka Trump and her security clearance. Ivanka recently denied that her father had anything whatsoever to do with her husband Jared’s security clearance. As information continues to come to light, not only did Trump demand clearance for Jared, but he did the same for Ivanka. Et tu, Ivanka?


Ivanka was adamant in her denials during an interview with Abby Huntsman of The View. “There were anonymous leaks about there being issues. But the president had no involvement pertaining to my clearance or my husband’s clearance—zero.” Ivanka took things one step further, claiming that there were no problems with either of their clearances “other than a backlog.” Sure, Ivanka. Memos from both John Kelly and Don McGahn paint a different picture: red flags were found by intelligence personnel on both of them.




According to CNN, while Trump can grant clearances, that task is usually left to those who better know the process. Despite this, after Kelly and McGahn declined to grant the clearances, Trump apparently took things into his own (little) hands and granted the clearances, despite the misgivings of the intelligence community. Of course, we all know how Trump feels about our intelligence community. I’m sure he’s much smarter than all of them combined.




Interestingly, even though Ivanka’s rejection could have been triggered by issues from her husband Jared’s rejection, a source tells CNN that officials “had concerns about granting Trump a clearance that were separate from those raised about her husband.” This family is looking more and more like some type of crime syndicate, and John Kelly apparently knew it. The couple allegedly told others that Kelly “was blocking them” because “he did not feel like they belonged in the West Wing,” according to CNN. John Kelly has been doing this for a very long time. I daresay his experience tells him what constitutes a danger to the U.S. as opposed to some petty reason put forth by Kushner and Trump. But, I keep forgetting that the Trumps believe themselves to be above reproach and the law.



Anderson Cooper spoke with Kristen Powers of USA Today and former RNC Chief of Staff Mike Shields. Cooper is correct that Ivanka has no expertise in anything even remotely related to governance, and Kushner likewise has no expertise in peace negotiations. Shields’ contention that because Kushner is a businessman, he is savvy in negotiations, is ridiculous. No, he’s not. He is, for the most part, a failed businessperson. This is a clear case of nepotism that holds absolutely no value to the American people. Indeed, Trumps actions invariably do much more harm than good. It needs to end now.

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1. Trump Circles: Elections from Michael_Novakhov (16 sites): “Rudy Giuliani” – Google News: Former Trump Lawyer Ty Cobb Calls Robert Mueller “American Hero” – Russia Investigation No “Witch Hunt” – Jim Heath TV

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Former Trump Lawyer Ty Cobb Calls Robert Mueller “American Hero” – Russia Investigation No “Witch Hunt”  Jim Heath TV

Former White House lawyer Ty Cobb has opened up about his experience helping President Trump navigate the special counsel investigation of Robert Mueller …

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“Rudy Giuliani” – Google News: Former Trump Lawyer Ty Cobb Calls Robert Mueller “American Hero” – Russia Investigation No “Witch Hunt” – Jim Heath TV

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Former Trump Lawyer Ty Cobb Calls Robert Mueller “American Hero” – Russia Investigation No “Witch Hunt”  Jim Heath TV

Former White House lawyer Ty Cobb has opened up about his experience helping President Trump navigate the special counsel investigation of Robert Mueller …

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Palmer Report: Michael Cohen’s private testimony today is all coming out, and it’s even uglier for Donald Trump than we expected

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Michael Cohen came back to the House Intelligence Committee today for an extra eight hours of testimony that wasn’t even originally supposed to happen, and as a sign of just how pivotal it was, Cohen showed up with three suitcases of evidence. Now it’s all coming out in rapid fashion.




Democratic Congressman Jim Himes, who sits on the committee and was present for today’s Michael Cohen testimony, just told CNN that a transcript will soon be made public. We’re assuming that portions of it will be redacted, at least for now, due to the nature of the ongoing criminal investigations. But we already know one key piece of what transpired today, and apparently two, and let’s just say that two of Trump’s people are likely headed to prison as a result of it.




First came the news that Michael Cohen provided the committee with documents today proving that Donald Trump’s criminal defense attorney Jay Sekulow instructed him to lie under oath to Congress in 2017 about Trump Tower Moscow. Considering that Cohen is headed to prison for lying under oath to Congress, it seems a given that Sekulow will now head to prison with him.



Then came the apparently related news that Rudy Giuliani sent two unnamed attorneys to dangle a pardon in front of Michael Cohen after his office was raided by the FBI. That’s conspiracy to commit felony obstruction of justice, and it means Rudy should also be packing his toothbrush for prison. So two of Trump’s lawyers are facing prison, and those are just the two scandals that have surfaced so far in relation to Cohen’s testimony today. Just wait until the transcript gets published.

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“trump putin” – Google News: Ilhan Omar Controversy Caps a Month of Stumbles for Democratic Leaders – New York Times

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Ilhan Omar Controversy Caps a Month of Stumbles for Democratic Leaders  New York Times

House Democrats, rusty after years in the minority, have stomped on their own messages, have fallen prey to Republican maneuvers and are in battling over …

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Palmer Report: Donald Trump is even more screwed than we thought

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Two new polls demonstrate that not only do voters think just about any registered Democrat in the U.S. would make a better president than Donald Trump, a majority of Americans – including 33 percent of Republicans – believe that Trump has broken the law either before or after becoming president.

An NBC/Wall Street Journal poll has Trump seven points behind a generic opponent now, a gap that should logically widen as his crimes become more and more exposed. As Palmer Report has pointed out, a House Oversight Committee document request has sent scores of Trump allies and toadies into a frenzy that is sure to lead to further legal issues as some jump ship, while others sink with it, maneuvering and backstabbing along the way.


Allen Weisselberg appears to have stopped participating in Trump’s illegal Cohen payoffs as early as 2017, and Congress is likely targeting him for a public hearing. And everyone saw how affected Trump was by Cohen’s testimony, leading to his disastrous early exit from the already pointless Kim Jong Un summit. Americans generally don’t respond well in the polls to clear diplomatic losses to dictators, especially when the president admits that he lost because he was rattled by congressional oversight.




This is how Trump’s ouster is going to happen: death by 1,000 cuts rather than one or two major bombshells. While Trump may very well be forced out of office before next year’s election, he’s reportedly looking at reelection as the only way to save himself. That’s why this poll matters, along with serving as a somewhat useful, yet rough, way to track the public’s feelings about Trump as multiple investigations continue.




But it’s a new Quinnipiac poll that really stands out, as it demonstrates that most Americans believe that Trump has committed crimes at some point in his life. Those polled were not as willing to say that they believe Trump has committed crimes while in office, but it indicates that Americans won’t be surprised if it comes to light that he has.



Not only does such polling provide a small bit of relief for frustrated Americans on the 2020 front, it makes investigators’ jobs easier, whether they’re working for Robert Mueller, the State of New York, or House Democrats. Taking down a president, even one so obviously corrupt and damaging as Donald Trump, is a heavy political lift. The more public support for Trump’s removal, the lighter it gets, and if Americans already believe that Trump committed past crimes, they’re much more likely to be compelled by evidence of new ones. And if he survives to run again next year, a lot of Democrats in the running now are favored to send him home so he can face justice as a private citizen.

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“Trump liar” – Google News: Martha McSally says she was raped years ago. Does that make her a liar, Donald Trump? – AZCentral

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Martha McSally says she was raped years ago. Does that make her a liar, Donald Trump?  AZCentral

Arizona Sen. Martha McSally revealed on Wednesday that she was raped while in the Air Force but never reported it. So does that make her a liar, President …

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“Trump” – Google News: Democrats reject Fox News for 2020 debates over Trump relationship – live – The Guardian

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Democrats reject Fox News for 2020 debates over Trump relationship – live  The Guardian

And in more Michael Cohen news: ABC News is reporting that “attorneys who claimed to be in close contact with Rudy Giuliani,” current personal attorney to …

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“Rudy Giuliani” – Google News: Democrats reject Fox News for 2020 debates over Trump relationship – live – The Guardian

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Democrats reject Fox News for 2020 debates over Trump relationship – live  The Guardian

And in more Michael Cohen news: ABC News is reporting that “attorneys who claimed to be in close contact with Rudy Giuliani,” current personal attorney to …

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“Anthony Weiner” – Google News: Lawmakers ‘cautiously optimistic’ about Trump negotiating better trade deal with China – KATU

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Lawmakers ‘cautiously optimistic’ about Trump negotiating better trade deal with China  KATU

WASHINGTON (SBG) – President Donald Trump is working on getting a better deal with China, reflecting bipartisan urgency to resolve the ongoing trade …

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