Thursday, January 10, 2019

Mueller Is Holding Top Secret Intelligence That Will Sink the Trump Presidency

Mod: It looks like Paul Manafort's lawyers are not as smart as they need to be. The "no collusion" choir will be sadly disheartened.

Mueller Is Holding Top Secret Intelligence That Will Sink the Trump Presidency (The Observer link): Another day, another bombshell emanating from the Special Counsel investigation into President Donald Trump and his links to the Kremlin. We now have more proof that Robert Mueller really does know everything about 2016—and I can exclusively tell you how he knows it.

This latest reveal comes from a legal screw-up of gargantuan proportions. Yesterday, attorneys for Paul Manafort, the president’s disgraced campaign manager for the decisive phase of the 2016 election, filed papers with the Justice Department trying to prevent their client from spending the rest of his life in a federal penitentiary. They asserted that Manafort did not lie to Team Mueller, as the Special Counsel believes, but in the process, they made an epic redaction fail that blows the case wide open.

Manafort’s lawyers accidentally revealed that Team Mueller believes—and Manafort confirmed—that their client shared campaign polling data with Konstantin Kilimnik, one of Manafort’s closest friends and a longtime business partner. Moreover, Manafort conceded, he had discussed a “Ukraine peace plan” with Kilimnik “on more than one occasion.” Worst of all, Manafort met with Kilimnik in Madrid to discuss these matters, he admitted, without saying when (Manafort’s spokesman later stated the Madrid meeting was in January or February 2017).

President Trump’s consistent “no collusion” claims, ailing for months as Mueller’s cards are revealed, one by one, are now officially moribund. Manafort has admitted that he was in touch with Kilimnik during and after Trump’s presidential run, regarding campaign matters, in what appears to be a clandestine back-channel between Team Trump and the Kremlin.

Mod: Don Trump Un probably isn't happy about the latest TV ratings news. Apparently more people watched the Democrats response to his wall address than watched him.

Democrats’ Response Beat Trump’s Oval Office Address in Preliminary Ratings (Mediaite.com link): Early TV viewership numbers seem to suggest that political audiences were less interested in Donald Trump‘s speech last night and more interested in what Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer had to say.

The president, the house speaker and the senate minority leader dominated the airwaves on Tuesday night with their dueling prime-time messages to the nation. Trump used his address to make his latest appeal for a wall and increased border security, but Pelosi and Schumer rebuked him by demanding an end to the government shutdown over his “manufactured” crisis.

On Wednesday morning, Fox Sports Executive Vice President Michael Mulvihill tweeted his assessment of combined ratings for the biggest national networks that carried the addresses. Judging by the numbers, Trump and the Democrat response tied in ratings on several channels, but the Democrats surpassed the president on more networks than he surpassed them.


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57 comments:

  1. People aren't interested in trump's "same old rhetoric," they are hungry for solutions, only which the Democratic Party supplied. Musta' been a hell'uva tantrum going on in the west wing last night.

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  2. Crazy Don's Tweet CarnivalJanuary 10, 2019 at 5:32 AM

    Trump Goes on Late Night Tirade Against Media For Reports About Off the Record Meeting: ‘Totally Bonkers!’
    https://www.mediaite.com/trump/trump-goes-on-late-night-tirade-against-media-for-reports-about-off-the-record-meeting-totally-bonkers/

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  3. Trump kept his promise to our government like he runs his businesses... bankrupt them, shut them down and don't pay the workers.

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  4. Test of steel prototype for border wall showed it could be sawed through

    A photo exclusively obtained by NBC News shows the results of the test after experts from the Marine Corps were instructed to attempt to destroy the barriers with common tools.

    The Trump administration directed the construction of eight steel and concrete prototype walls that were built in Otay Mesa, California, just across the border from Tijuana, Mexico. Trump inspected the prototypes in March 2018. He has now settled on a steel slat, or steel bollard, design for the proposed border barrier additions. Steel bollard fencing has been used under previous administrations.

    However, testing by DHS in late 2017 showed all eight prototypes, including the steel slats, were vulnerable to breaching, according to an internal February 2018 U.S. Customs and Border Protection report.

    Photos of the breaches were not included in a redacted version of the CBP report, which was first obtained in a Freedom of Information Act Request by San Diego public radio station KPBS.

    https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/immigration/test-steel-prototype-border-wall-showed-it-could-be-sawed-n956856?cid=sm_npd_nn_tw_ma

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  5. Trump fired Manafort who only worked for him for a few months. Illegal immigration is ruining the USA.

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    1. Only a "few months" of helping the Russian Asset and his family conspiring with Russians. Got it. Only a few months.

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    2. Benedict Arnold worked for only “a few months” with General Clinton and Major AndrĂ© planning the surrender of West Point.

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  6. Ha,ha,he,he,ho,ho, the Dems are furious about possible peace in Ukraine and Russia, good article,that just about sums up the Democratic Party.
    Against Peace with Rssia or in the Middle East or down at the US Southern Border.
    President Trump trys to hand out sweets only to be met with sour kisses from the American Gothic party in this latest meeting searching for peaceful solutions, American's understand what is going on; can't wait till 2020 elections.

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    1. Like the Traitor In Chief, you apparently are downplaying recent events.

      Russia's seizure of Ukrainian ships, sailors brings muted U.S. response
      https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/russia-s-seizure-ukrainian-ships-sailors-brings-muted-u-s-n954581

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    2. Yeah, I'm getting tired of all those self-indulgent rallies before hand-picked supporters all over the country where Pelosi and the Dems rail against peace.

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    3. Can't wait for 2020? What Romney/Flake vs. Biden/Warren?

      Will the Trump family, Kushner, Pence, Corsi, Stone, Nunes, McConnell still have the right to vote then? Cohen, Manafort, and others won't. From which US prison will Assange monitor the election?

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    4. Oh yes, handing out sweets...well it worked for George W when he handed a candy to Michelle Obama. That was a gesture of genuine friendship. What Trump attempted to pull off was sheer stupidity. There is no there there.

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    1. Wait ‘till you try our potato salad recipe!

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  8. Is he waiting for Trump's term to end before he releases it?

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    1. Mueller has all the time he wants to take. Its not a speed race, its an endurance run. Once he has finished, it will be an amazing and disgusting story of Russia and Donald.

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    2. You can always count on Rudy.

      Giuliani fears "horrific" Mueller report, and insiders say Trump could strike deal to resign: report
      https://www.salon.com/2019/01/08/giuliani-fears-horrific-mueller-report-and-insiders-say-trump-could-strike-deal-to-resign-report_partner/

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    3. F him. No deals for traitors.

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  9. Brain dead people like 'djt' who is the original Zombie has a problem. "djt likes to pretend a wall will solve all our problems, but it's been clear for some time that it is little more than a very expensive vanity project." "Whether steel or concrete, there is nothing special about his wall and it will not secure our borders. Democrats are willing to work with the administration to improve our border security, but let's get the Government back open to proven and effective solutions."

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    1. Have you seen how vunerable our borders are in spite of the wall with Mexico? Miles and miles of Atlantic coast line to the east; miles and miles of Pacific coast line to the west and around Alaska. Then there is the border with Canada along our north and to the east of Alaska. Then around the American Virgin Island and Puerto Rico in the Caribbean. Mon dieu!

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  10. The taking of Ukraine happened on Obamas watch so where was/is the outrage ? Hypocrisy again Democrats.

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    1. Oh look. It’s the whattabout troll.

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    2. President doesn’t declare war- congress does. Congress was entirely controlled by republicans. Obama imposed sanctions that Trump promised to ease.

      No hypocrisy- just corrupt republican traitors. Lock them up!!

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  11. Whats the matter with the Democratic Party, why dont they want to protect Americans in our country?
    Build the wall, strengthen points of entry, hire more agents, stop playing politics and get this country back to work.

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    1. when you graduate high school you’ll understand how the real works works and how a fantasy wall doesn’t. Dems and repub has a deal trump vetoed it.

      This is entirely teumo’s fault and he admitted it.

      You got trumped pal!

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    2. Fake narrative

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    3. What's a teumo?

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  12. Overburdened your brain a wee bit 6:08am eh?

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    1. Maybe respond to them directly... or is that too much a burden for you?

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  13. Was the "redaction fail" really a mistake or was it an opportunity to show Trump exactly what Manafort could but hasn't yet testified about to force a pardon?

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  14. Sierra Madre is getting rid of the Fire Department as we know it.

    The City has also enrolled us in a tier of clean energy that may raise our bills.

    Check your SCE info and opt into a different level of "clean" if you prefer.

    Watch for updates about the letter of protest the City is writing to the CPUC about SCE trying to bill clean energy customers for costs related to the heat wave last year.

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    1. My house in the canyon is doomed. There used to be a fire station 300 feet away...

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    2. The Canyon fire station was last in active use around the 1960s. It has not been an active station since we moved to the canyon in 1973. Before it was sold it was a wearhouse for a city crash truck and an antique truck. Your house is not doomed. There have been three evacuations because of local brush fire threats since 1973, no canyon fire station in action, no houses lost. Your house, and anyone else's who lived here in 1976, was saved by a group of Pima Indian women who created a fire break on the ridge above Nature Friends, you could see it for years, and the bulldozer operator who came down from Mt Wilson Toll Rd. along the ridge line that now runs from Mt Wilson Trail to Jones peak saddle.

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  15. But the networks gave Trump his unfiltered megaphone anyway. They did what Fox News already does so well as Trump’s Ministry of Propaganda.

    There was no “ethical dilemma” here for the networks. As Princeton’s Eddie Glaude said on MSNBC, the ethical imperative here was to deny giving critical aid and support to a congenital liar and manipulator. Following the Oval Office mendacity-fest with some fact checking and giving Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi some rebuttal time in no way mitigated the damage of giving Trump the main stage.

    https://www.laprogressive.com/prime-time-trump

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    1. They present news not truth. The war on Iraq was a sham. Vietnam was a sham. All corrupt presidents get airtime

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  16. Are you new to this planet, of course taxpayers carry the burden of the utilities and increases they pass along, just wait for the lawsuits on PG&E for the Paradise Fires that we all will pay for.

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  17. Remember when Mayor George Maurer was disrespected by the Sierra Madre Council and all those that were with the Fire Department? George you were right, when the decision to do away with volunteering in that department was enacted it signaled the end to the Fire Department, no valid excuse.
    Now we realize why all those extra runs with new trucks and Paramedics were on the fast track, the CalPERS clock was ticking, then the mass retirements came, now an end to the department.
    What a surprise.
    May as well contract out the Paramedics along with the Fire Department.

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  18. Too funny. A $5.7 billion wall (not counting the cost of purchasing the land) can be defeated by a $5 Sawzall blade.

    Trump should declare another national emergency and ban the export of Sawzall blades to Mexico and Central America. Now that Paul Ryan is out of office, I’m sure he’ll be happy to perform his patriotic duty and convince Milwaukee Tools of the national security importance of banning the export of such cutting-edge technology.

    US buyers of Sawzall blades must have proof of US Citizenship (just like for buying groceries), though documented foreigners may purchase Sawzall blades if they promise the blades won’t be used to cut through the wall to return to Mexico/Central America with money earned in the US and only after a 3 day waiting/cooling off period.

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    1. I use my grinder to sharpen sazall blades, works great. I cut the city liquid amber tree roots in my yard.

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    1. You are, of course, right. The wall is not only lame as an idea, but is physically so lame it can be defeated with a $5 Sawzall blade. Glad you agree.

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  20. The battle should be with fixing the immigration system.
    Work on building a system that works for America.

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  21. Go ahead and drive trump out. It gets us closer to civil war. Let’s settle this like we have done every 100 years or so.

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    1. You kidding? You don’t even cut your own lawn.

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    2. Settle what? That 30-40% of the people in this country are dumbsh*t racists willing to follow a dumbsh*t racist? We already know that.

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    3. 12:03 mighty creepy and unchristian

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  22. 'djt' mouthy boy calling himself Pompeo, does not have the qualities to even shine Mr. Obama's shoes. https://www.npr.org/2019/01/10/683901610/in-cairo-pompeo-slams-obamas-mideast-policies-says-era-of-american-shame-is-over?utm_source=npr_newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=20190110&utm_campaign=news&utm_term=nprnews

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  23. No but the power and water to Los Angeles can be cut pretty easily. Then what.

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  24. Pima Indigenous peoples separate from the Tongva Indigenous peoples?
    The mountain side must be guarding many artifacts across the hillsides, keep the chaparral get rid of the bulldozers, except for fire breaks.

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  25. Now 'djt' likes this part, stealing land from current landowners who say NO to him and his ideas. https://www.apnews.com/0b3d63c524214bbdbfb58ce8f61589f0

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    1. Here been practicing that for decades in manhattan

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  26. Like what the Union should have done before, charged the whole darn South with treason and take all the land away and remake all those Southern States.

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    1. Should have executed the traitors. Just like in WWI, the radicalized German officers lived to commit evil again in WII.


      Obamas mistake was not going after the corrupt bush regime

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  27. Put this one down as following donnys 'secret of art of deal making, https://pilotonline.com/news/local/crime/article_f5b93292-145a-11e9-91e2-e3e945a52c95.html

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  28. Must see

    Trump the Lying Con Man:

    https://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/1958-show-trump-sells-wall-to-townspeople

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