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"This is abuse of power in plain sight."

Trump Calls For An 'Investigation' Into Joe Biden

#Trump #corruption
 
"It’s been going on all year."

"The revelation last night that a mysterious whistleblower complaint focused on a July 25 phone call between President Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky shocked many, but also reveals a long-running story that has been playing out just beneath the surface of the news cycle over the past few months."

"In sum, the scandal is about allegations that Trump – in part via his attorney Rudy Giuliani – applied Tony Soprano-style pressure on the Ukrainian government to produce information that could damage Democratic frontrunner Joe Biden, and which could discredit the prosecution of Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort for Ukraine-related financial misdeeds."

#Trump #GOP #corruption
How Trump’s Attempt To Attack Biden Turned Into The Ukraine Scandal
 

Watch the Acting DNI (Director of National Intelligence, Acting) !!


"Breaking!" (to the public), via Washington Post - Tomorrow behind closed doors, next week public testimony.
The ADNI is bigly violating explicit law - first time in history - by not turning over info to the intelligence committees of Congress.

General idea: Whistle Blower who had worked within WhiteHouse and left filed an "urgent " petition to the Intelligence chiefs, exactly as law prescribes, describing information of grave national importance. Specifics: Known, is that a phone call with a foreign leader, from within the WH, involved a "promise". Conjecture/conspiracy/scary reality: A week later, huge amounts of money earmarked for retaliation agains Russia, were diverted away (keeping a promise? To Russia? To wall fans?) Stay tuned. The gun smoketh.

Trump’s interaction with foreign leader is part of controversial whistleblower complaint, former U.S. officials say


So this is the source article (live, updated as things get discovered) - MSNBC/Maddow had a great segment delving into this and "corruption", with a former intel chief. I'll add that in a comment. But the story starts here, at the beginning of the family takeover...

#scandal #corruption #teflondon #makeamericasaneagain #obstruction #lawlessness #lordofthelies
 
Exactly.

Trump Moves to Stop California From Fixing What He’s Breaking

"So much for states’ rights."

"On Wednesday, President Trump announced his administration’s intention to strip California of its ability to set its own automobile emissions standards, revoking an Obama-era Clean Air Act waiver that allowed the state impose stricter regulations than those mandated federally. The move is the latest in a string of attacks from the White House against the environment, the state of California, and the policies of Trump’s predecessor, and it is expected to result in a legal battle between the state and the federal government that could ultimately reach the Supreme Court."

#Trump #GOP #corruption #ClimateChange
Trump Moves to Stop California From Fixing What He’s Breaking
 
"After the Senate voted to approve Kavanaugh, Trump took a victory lap, putting a lie to the aim of the investigation process. When asked by Leslie Stahl if he believed Blasey Ford, he said: 'I’m not going to get into it. Because we won. It doesn’t matter. We won'."

#SCOTUS #GOP #corruption
 
"After the Senate voted to approve Kavanaugh, Trump took a victory lap, putting a lie to the aim of the investigation process. When asked by Leslie Stahl if he believed Blasey Ford, he said: 'I’m not going to get into it. Because we won. It doesn’t matter. We won'."

#SCOTUS #GOP #corruption
 
"The norm of bureaucratic professionalism and fairness is a pillar of the political legitimacy and economic strength of the American system, the thing that separates countries like the U.S. from countries like Russia. The decay of that culture is difficult to quantify, but the signs are everywhere. Trump’s stench is slowly seeping into every corner of government."

#Trump #corruption
 
Air Force crew made an odd stop on a routine trip: Trump’s Scottish resort
https://www.politico.com/story/2019/09/06/air-force-trump-scottish-retreat-1484337

This is mind-boggling. It was shown In Rachel Maddows's program with an interview to the author of the piece.

In short: A routine cargo run by the Air Force (a C-17 plane) to deliver supplies to Kuwait has been rerouted several times to ma a fuel stop in a failing Scottish airport. The refueling stop is usually done in Germany or Rota Spain. This has happened now several times where the crew was transported 30 miles to stay at Trump's Resort. This airport is failing and Trump ordered the Air Force to refuel there, paying commercial fuel prices, way above the military base prices. They have spent 11 million in fuel since 2017 on this. The info was obtained in June and still the Pentagon has not responded.

This on top of the Doral Trump Resort (failing) that Trump wants to use for the next G7 and the boondoggle with Pence in Ireland, staying at a Trump Resort, hundreds of miles from Dublin where he needed to be for meetings.

Hey Nancy! What more do you want?

#politics #progressives #gop #corruption #trumpresign #resist #impeach45 #maga
 
Air Force crew made an odd stop on a routine trip: Trump’s Scottish resort
https://www.politico.com/story/2019/09/06/air-force-trump-scottish-retreat-1484337

This is mind-boggling. It was shown In Rachel Maddows's program with an interview to the author of the piece.

In short: A routine cargo run by the Air Force (a C-17 plane) to deliver supplies to Kuwait has been rerouted several times to ma a fuel stop in a failing Scottish airport. The refueling stop is usually done in Germany or Rota Spain. This has happened now several times where the crew was transported 30 miles to stay at Trump's Resort. This airport is failing and Trump ordered the Air Force to refuel there, paying commercial fuel prices, way above the military base prices. They have spent 11 million in fuel since 2017 on this. The info was obtained in June and still the Pentagon has not responded.

This on top of the Doral Trump Resort (failing) that Trump wants to use for the next G7 and the boondoggle with Pence in Ireland, staying at a Trump Resort, hundreds of miles from Dublin where he needed to be for meetings.

Hey Nancy! What more do you want?

#politics #progressives #gop #corruption #trumpresign #resist #impeach45 #maga
 
THIS is abuse of power. Yet again.

DOJ to probe automakers who rebuked Trump fuel efficiency rollback

"The Justice Department is opening an antitrust probe into a deal between four automakers and California on vehicle fuel economy standards, one of the companies confirmed today."

"Ford Motor Co., Honda, BMW and Volkswagen joined the July agreement with California in protest over the Trump administration's handling of fuel efficiency rules. The Trump administration has proposed flatlining efficiency increases and revoking California's ability to set its own, more stringent tailpipe standards."

#Trump #corruption #climatechange
 
Ship sinking, rats leaving, blue wave coming?

https://www.politicususa.com/2019/09/05/house-republican-retirements.html

#politics #progressives #gop #corruption #trumpresign #resist #impeach45 #maga
The Trump Ship Is Sinking And House Republicans Are Retiring At A Record Pace
 
Ship sinking, rats leaving, blue wave coming?

https://www.politicususa.com/2019/09/05/house-republican-retirements.html

#politics #progressives #gop #corruption #trumpresign #resist #impeach45 #maga
The Trump Ship Is Sinking And House Republicans Are Retiring At A Record Pace
 
Ya think?

William Barr’s $30k Trump hotel party illustrates how corruption is becoming more brazen and blatant

"News of Barr’s holiday party comes as the Trump White House makes a push to host next year’s G7 at another property the president still owns and profits from — the Trump National Doral golf resort in Florida."

"Trump’s explanation for why he thinks Doral is the best site for the G7 is just as implausible as Barr’s rationale for dropping $30,000 at the Trump International."

#Trump #GOP #corruption
 
"Despite a government shutdown, a national emergency declaration, and over four years of bluster from [...] Trump, construction has yet to begin on a wall along the southern border."

" [Trump]is not happy, especially with the 2020 election is looming. According to a new report from the Washington Post, Trump has essentially instructed his aides to use whatever means necessary to get up a few hundred miles of wall so he’ll have something concrete, perhaps literally, to offer supporters as proof that he’s made good on his signature 2016 campaign promise."

"If those means include breaking federal law, so be it. As the Post writes: ' [Trump]has also has told worried subordinates that he will pardon them of any potential wrongdoing should they have to break laws to get the barriers built quickly, those officials said'."

#Trump #GOP #corruption
Law and Order President Said He Will Pardon Underlings Who Break the Law for Him
 
"These are crimes against humanity. And the system designed to commit them is getting better at it by the day."

#Trump #GOP #immigration #humanrights #corruption
 
Quote of the day:

"At this particular moment, it is not sufficient to say that the free world is without a leader. He has actually defected to the other side."

Via: Trump Has Defected

#Trump #GOP #corruption #democracy
 
Shocker.

GOP megadonor John Childs has given over $330,000 to Republican fundraising committees since he was charged in prostitution sting

"GOP donor John Childs has donated over $330,000 to Republican fundraising committees since being charged with soliciting prostituion."

#GOP #corruption
 
"Ted Suhl was serving his third year of a seven-year sentence for bribery and Medicaid fraud when Trump commuted his sentence and sprung him, at the request of Mike Huckabee; the White House released a statement explaining Trump's reasoning for the commutation, and, as Propublica documents, it is full of 'half-truths and omissions' about Trump's new grifter pal. Propublica did the hard work of annotating the Trump statement to remove the bullshit and tell the true tale."

#Trump #GOP #corruption
Debullshitifying Trump's get-out-of-jail statement for Medicaid scammer Ted Suhl
 

Lord of the Flies (1963)


William Golding's Lord of the Flies is an #allegory and, therefore, each character and element of the story represents an aspect of #human #nature and #society. For example:The story begins when a group of English #schoolboys find themselves without adult supervision and stranded in a uninhabited #tropical #island after the plane that was evacuating them from a #war zone was shot down. As the #boys begin to adapt to the new #environment, they struggle to maintain the rules of their "civilised" world and a #microcosm of human society develops as the ultimate #cautionary #tale ( quite relevant in the context of #Trump and #USA #imperialism ). Needless to say, William Golding's Nobel Prize-winning book offers many more details and insights into his examination of human nature, while Peter Brook's film adaptation, a work of art in itself, serves as a visual companion to the book.

#LordOfTheFlies #Golding #Brooks #Criterion #film #video #movie #psychology #philosophy #morality #politics #law #order #democracy #anarchy #anarchist #tyranny #fear #evil #religion #tribal #war #hate #primitive #savagery #chaos #bullying #violence #corruption #ecology #reflection #social #dynamics #civilization #humanity #humankind
 

Lord of the Flies (1963)


William Golding's Lord of the Flies is an #allegory and, therefore, each character and element of the story represents an aspect of #human #nature and #society. For example:The story begins when a group of English #schoolboys find themselves without adult supervision and stranded in a uninhabited #tropical #island after the plane that was evacuating them from a #war zone was shot down. As the #boys begin to adapt to the new #environment, they struggle to maintain the rules of their "civilised" world and a #microcosm of human society develops as the ultimate #cautionary #tale ( quite relevant in the context of #Trump and #USA #imperialism ). Needless to say, William Golding's Nobel Prize-winning book offers many more details and insights into his examination of human nature, while Peter Brook's film adaptation, a work of art in itself, serves as a visual companion to the book.

#LordOfTheFlies #Golding #Brooks #Criterion #film #video #movie #psychology #philosophy #morality #politics #law #order #democracy #anarchy #anarchist #tyranny #fear #evil #religion #tribal #war #hate #primitive #savagery #chaos #bullying #violence #corruption #ecology #reflection #social #dynamics #civilization #humanity #humankind
 
TL;DR:

"Since Donald Trump's election, federal white-collar enforcement has taken a big hit. Fines and settlements against corporations have plummeted. Prosecutions of individuals are falling to record lows."

"But just how these fines and settlements came to be slashed is less well understood. Two settlements with giant banks over financial crisis-era misdeeds provide a window into how the Trump administration has eased up on corporate wrongdoers."

#Trump #GOP #corruption
 
@Richard Healy Especially with Bob Barr as Attorney General. #corruption
 
Oh, yes -- I just ordered mine. :-)

Kentucky Democrats sell 'Moscow Mitch' gear after McConnell blocks election security bills

"The Kentucky Democratic Party on Wednesday launched a 'Moscow Mitch' online store, making use of a nickname handed to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) over his blocking of election security legislation."

#MoscowMitch #GOP #Russia #corruption

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"Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., corrected Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday for misusing the term "McCarthyism" when he applied it to critics of his decision to block election security legislation in the upper chamber."

"'McCarthyism is the practice of baselessly accusing political opponents of being communists as unjust grounds for targeting & harassment', Ocasio-Cortez explained to McConnell on Twitter. 'You are blocking action to protect US elections despite official DoJ pleas. That doesn’t make you a communist. It just makes you a bad leader'."

#MoscowMitch #GOP #Russia #ElectuonSecurity #cybersecurity #corruption

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"We know that Donald Trump and his administration are not supporters of climate science but the extent of their denial and the steps that they are willing to take to suppress the science may be even more than anticipated."

"Scientists and researchers work on climate change science is being sidelined by the Trump administration, says a climate change scientist and former senior executive staffer at the Interior Department."

"A a hearing with the U.S. Natural Resources Committee last week, several people detailed how their word has been stifled, delayed, questioned, and even retaliated against."

#Trump #GOP #corruption #climatechange #climatedenial #oilandgas
Trump administration is making ‘explicit attempts’ to suppress climate change science
 
"Why is President Donald Trump getting away with obstruction of justice in the Russia investigation? There are many answers: Republican corruption, Democratic incompetence, and the inability of Robert Mueller, the former special counsel, to prove an underlying crime. But one more reason is that Mueller has been outmaneuvered and betrayed by the man Trump appointed to end the investigation: Attorney General William Barr. Mueller has bent over backward to be fair to Trump. Barr, choosing loyalty to Trump over loyalty to country, has ruthlessly protected the president."

#Trump #GOP #corruption

 
#MoscowMitch trends after McConnell blocks election security bills

"Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican from Kentucky, blocked election security bills on Thursday. Morning Joe host Joe Scarborough used the nickname #MoscowMitch on Friday when discussing the news and the hashtag began trending on Twitter apparently due to people frustrated with the senator."

"A Senate Intelligence Committee report released on Thursday showed that Russia likely targeted elections in all 50 states in 2016. This came a day after former special counsel Robert Mueller told Congress that Russia continues to interfere with US elections."

"Senate Democrats pushed for two bills Thursday to require paper ballots, additional funding for the Election Assistance Commission and a requirement that campaigns inform the FBI of offers of assistance from foreign governments, according to The Hill. McConnell blocked both bills, calling them 'partisan legislation'."

#GOP #ElectionSecurity #cybersecurity #corruption #FAIL
 
"As President Donald Trump spoke in front of a crowd of young conservatives at Turning Point USA’s student summit on Tuesday, nobody took a second glance at the presidential seal projected behind him. They probably should have, considering that it was altered to poke fun at the president."

"The photoshopped seal contains several details that are meant to troll the president for his friendliness with Russian President Vladimir Putin and expensive golfing habits. The bald eagle in the center has two heads instead of one, and its shield is swapped out for a more rectangular symbol that resembles Russia’s coat of arms. A two-headed eagle is also a symbol of empire and dominance and is featured on the flags of Serbia, Albania, and Montenegro, according to the Washington Post, which first reported on the incident."

"The letters on the banner the eagle holds in its mouth are also altered: Rather than the Latin phrase 'E pluribus unum' — 'Out of many, one' — it says '45 es un títere', a Spanish phrase that translates to '45 is a puppet'. And the eagle is holding cash in its talons instead of an olive branch."

#Trump #puppet #corruption
 
"Record speed."

"At 3:29 pm Eastern time on Wednesday, House Oversight Chair Adam Schiff (D-CA) gaveled the end of former special counsel Robert Mueller’s hours of testimony. Two minutes later, the Trump campaign pushed out an email blast blatantly lying about what Mueller said."

"After characterizing the hearings as 'a disaster for Democrats', the statement, which is attributed to Trump 2020 campaign manager Brad Parscale, says, 'Robert Mueller confirmed what we already knew: No collusion, no obstruction, and the way President Trump has been treated is unprecedented'."

#Trump #GOP #lies #corruption
 
"The Trump administration has undermined the fight against climate change by suffocating facts and science on government websites, according to a federal watchdog group that monitors thousands of government pages for changes."

"A report published by the Environmental Data & Governance Initiative (EDGI) on Monday found that language related to climate change has disappeared at an alarming pace since Trump took office in 2016. Across 5,301 pages—ranging from websites belonging to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to the US Geological Survey (USGS)—the use of the terms 'climate change', 'clean energy', and 'adaptation' plummeted by 26 percent between 2016 and 2018. Of the pages where 'climate change' was stricken, more than half belong to the EPA."

"The EPA homepage was the 1,750th most-visited website in the US in early 2019, according to the report, giving it more reach than Whitehouse.gov. But 'unlike the much-discussed White House effort to question climate change findings, website changes go unannounced and are often beyond immediate public recognition', the report argues. 'They insidiously undermine publicly-funded infrastructure for knowledge dissemination'."

#Trump #GOP #EPA #science #climatechange #corruption #lies #transparency
 
"Donald Trump: 'Then I have an Article 2, where I have the right to do whatever I want as president'."

"The president was speaking on Tuesday to the Turning Point USA event audience."

"Article 2 of the United States Constitution does not, in fact, grant the president any such power."

#Trump #corruption
Trump: 'I have the right to do whatever I want as president' [VIDEO]
 
Interesting...

What I Would Ask Robert Mueller - James Comey


#teflondon #sendhimbacktohell #lockhimup #Comey #Mueller #corruption #felonies #impeachment #criminalinchief
 
"Trump’s racist rants and policy pronouncements aren’t just a glimpse into his id; they’re part of a strategy for inflaming his supporters against perceived threats from 'the other'—people of color, immigrants, Muslims, LGBTQ people and 'socialists'—in order to win elections. And for the right-wing political machine that has embraced him, that’s the key to their real endgame, which is to maintain and increase the access to power that they’ve gained since Trump came into office. That power is apparent in Trump’s massive tax cut for the wealthy, in the administration’s aggressive moves to overturn regulations that protect individuals, communities, and the environment, and in the judges they hope will gut the federal government’s constitutional authority to act on behalf of the common good."

#Trump #GOP #racism #corruption #election2020
For Trump, Racism is an Election Strategy. For the Republican Right, it’s a Path to Power.
 
Yet more Trump administration fuckery.

Trump officials pressing to slash refugee admissions to zero next year

"The Trump administration is considering a virtual shutdown of refugee admissions next year — cutting the number to nearly zero — according to three people familiar with the plan."

"During a key meeting of security officials on refugee admissions last week, a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services representative who is closely aligned with White House immigration adviser Stephen Miller suggested setting a cap at zero, the people said. Homeland Security Department officials at the meeting later floated making the level anywhere from 3,000 to 10,000, according to one of the people."

"The proposal for a near-shutdown of the refugee program is alarming officials at the Department of Defense, who don’t want to see a halt in admissions of Iraqis who risked their lives assisting U.S. forces in that country. The possible move comes after the Trump administration cut refugee admissions by a third this year, to 30,000."

"If the administration shuts down refugee admissions, it would give President Donald Trump a powerful talking point as he makes immigration restrictions a centerpiece of his reelection campaign."

#Trump #GOP #corruption #Immigration
 
Yet more Trump administration fuckery.

Trump Removed the Only Native American Member From the Cultural Property Advisory Committee

"An Obama-appointed Native American woman was replaced last week by an attorney who has worked closely with Trump."

"The sole Native American member on a committee that advises the president on international cultural heritage agreements was removed and replaced last week, members of the committee confirmed. Shannon Keller O'Loughlin, a citizen of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, was appointed to the Department of State's Cultural Property Advisory Committee in 2016 by former President Barack Obama. She is the first and only Native American to have ever served on the committee."

"President Donald Trump's former White House lawyer, Stefan Passantino, was appointed as O'Loughlin's replacement last Thursday. Among the dozen current members of the committee, Passantino stands out: While most are archeology and museum professionals, or specialists in the international sale of cultural property and historic preservation, he is an attorney who specializes in campaign finance law."

#Trump #GOP #corruption
 
"Days after President Trump announced he's no longer pushing for a citizenship question on the 2020 census, officials in his administration are now facing allegations of covering up the question's origins."

"Challengers of the question filed a formal request Tuesday for U.S. District Judge Jesse Furman of New York to consider imposing penalties on the Trump administration for allegedly providing false or misleading statements as part of the multiple lawsuits over the question, which was originally approved by Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross."

"Administration officials allegedly engaged in conduct that is 'nothing less than a fraud on the Court', plaintiffs' attorneys with the ACLU, New York Civil Liberties Union and Arnold & Porter argue."

#Trump #corruption
 
Again, Trump lawyers claiming he is a king and cannot be subject to any oversight. Seriously.

How Trump Doubled Down On The Crazy Claim He’s Immune From Oversight

"If anything was clear from Friday’s appeals court hearing in the accounting firm subpoena case, President Trump is going all in on the argument that Congress has almost no right to investigate or regulate his conduct."

"The hearing, which lasted more than double the one hour it was allotted, featured Trump’s personal attorney doubling down on an a number of incredible claims. Attorney William Consovoy told the court that there is almost no legislation Congress could constitutionally pass to rein in any unethical behavior by the President. Because of that, Consovoy argued, there were no legitimate legislative reasons for the House Oversight Committee to subpoena Trump’s accounting firm for his finances."

"The judges on the court at times appeared surprised by how extreme Consovoy’s theory was."

#Trump #corruption
How Trump Doubled Down On The Crazy Claim He’s Immune From Oversight
 
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un bâton dans la roue du libéralisme


« barricadés dans des salles interdites au public, des négociateurs tapissent d’acronymes les nouvelles tables de la loi commerciale »
« une nouvelle vague de libéralisation déferle »
« l’ordre marchand n’a pas de principes »
« l’armée des lobbyistes et avocats d’affaires ... n’a d’autre mandat que celui de l’argent »

le Monde Diplomatique : un bâton dans la roue du libéralisme

#LeMondeDiplomatique #le-monde-diplomatique #mdiplo #Monde #Diplomatique #MondeDiplomatique #monde-diplomatique
#TTIP #TAFTA = Traité de libre-échange transatlantique #UE / #USA
#CETA = traité de libre-échange entre l’UE et le #Canada
#JEFTA = traité de libre-échange entre l’UE et le #Japon
#accord-de-libre-échange #UE #Singapore #Singapour
#multinationales #mondialisation #lobbies #lobby #lobbying #corruption #EvasionFiscale #evasions-fiscales #leaks #impôts #mensonges #fraude #compétitivité #exportations #délocalisations #salaires #normes #norme #contraintes #contrainte #dumping #social #social-dumping #observatoire-des-multinationales #ObservatoireDesMultinationales
#europe #oligarchie #EuropäischeUnion #EU Commission #EU #UE #UnionEuropéenne #CommissionEuropéenne #élites #élite #politique #mépris #mépris-de-classe #politique #austérité #directives #réformes #troïka #traité #economy #finance #économie #argent #croissance
#France #liberté #peuple #citoyen #citoyens #Attac #attac fr #droits-des-citoyens #droits-humains #précarité
 
This, to me, is one of the Trump administration's greatest crimes against humanity, because it harms the most people on this planet.

Government analyst resigns over blocked climate change testimony: reports

"A State Department analyst has resigned after White House officials blocked his written testimony to a congressional panel citing evidence that climate change poses a national security threat, according to Wednesday reports."

"The analyst, Rod Schoonover, resigned in protest and Friday will be his last day, according to State Department officials who spoke to The Wall Street Journal."

"Schoonover declined to comment to the paper."

"The Hill has reached out to the State Department and the White House for comment."

#Trump #GOP #Lies #ClimateChange #environment #corruption
 
"Want to understand Trump’s foreign policy? Just follow the money."

"In Donald Trump’s America, what drives foreign policy decision-making in Washington isn’t interests and values — it’s cash and ego. And other countries have noticed."

#Trump #corruption
 
"On January 2, 2018, Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta released a statement commemorating the beginning of Human Trafficking Awareness Month, recommitting his department’s mission to 'ending practices that harm individuals, families, and communities'."

"'We must act to end exploitation and abusive labor practices at home and abroad', the statement said."

"Absent from that statement was the fact he had already tried to cut a program by nearly 80 percent inside the Department of Labor dedicated to combating human trafficking, along with child and forced labor, internationally. And two months later, he would return to Congress to advocate for a second budget tot cut the program just as deeply."

#GOP #corruption
 
"The author of a controversial dossier about Donald Trump and Russia has reportedly been found credible by the Department of Justice.Politico reported on Tuesday that Christopher Steele had been grilled for 16 hours while the president visited London recently."

"Steele was hired by Fusion GPS to conduct opposition research on Trump during the 2016 election. His work was first funded by a conservative activist before later being turned over to the Democratic National Committee and the FBI."

#Trump #Russia #GOP #corruption
 
Federal judge rejects Justice Department’s bid to swap out lawyers for census case on citizenship question

"The federal judge in New York on Tuesday wrote that the department’s request to withdraw the previous lawyers was 'patently deficient'."

"The department had earlier this week announced its intention to swap out the legal team on the case, without saying exactly why. A person familiar with the matter said the decision was driven in part by frustration among at least some of the career lawyers assigned to the case about how it was being handled."

#Trump #corruption #GOP #2020census
 
"The cooperation relationship between former Trump National Security Advisor Mike Flynn and prosecutors appears to be under serious strain, according to new court filings unsealed Tuesday in the foreign lobbying case against his ex-business associate."

"The court documents revealed that the prosecutors no longer intend to put Flynn on the stand for the trial and that they were now seeking to designate Flynn as a co-conspirator."

"The move prompted an indignant objection from Flynn’s new team of lawyers, who called into question the government’s tactics while insisting that he was continuing to cooperate."

"The dispute will fuel speculation that Flynn shook up his legal team to take a more hostile posture towards the Justice Department, as part of a play for a pardon from President Trump."

#Trump #Russia #CriminalConspiracy #corruption
Feds Have Major Falling Out With Flynn And His New Legal Team
 
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