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This is a lie.

This is how mass murder is pre-justified.

They were sniping protesters last weekend, and on Saturday they will have their planted “yellow vest” actors commit violence, requiring a response. They are desperate. What they plan to do Saturday is manifestly stupid but they have nothing left to play and they are scared for their lives.

 

BREAKING NEWS: French intelligence services have reported to the Elysee Palace ahead of Saturday’s expected mass protests/riots after "calls to kill" & “carry arms to attack" government officials, parliamentarians and police, according to Le Figaro sources -

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89,000 is not nearly enough, especially when less than one in five Frenchmen approve of traitor Macron!

Let’s be clear here: Macron is illegitimate, he is a traitor, he did not win the election, that’s simply not believable.

They better pray the 89,000 don’t ignore the Yellow Vests and instead take the opportunity to free themselves from tyranny.

 

BREAKING NEWS: French PM announces 89,000 members of the security forces, including military will be deployed across France on Saturday, due to expected violent protests and riots.

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Jerome Corsi: ”This is not justice, this is not America. This is a political prosecution. The Special Prosecutor (Counsel), to get this plea deal, demanded I lie and violate the law. They’re the criminals.” He is not alone. 17 Angry Dems. People forced to lie. Sad!

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Trish_Regan: “Did the FBI follow protocol to obtain the FISA warrant? I don’t think so. The Dossier was opposition research funded by opponents. Don’t use Government resources to take down political foes. Weaponizing Government for gain.” Is this really America? Witch Hunt!

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"What a difference a day makes ..."

On 7/3/2015 at 8:39 AM, Peter said:

What is his motivation? He could get into the news by doing good with his power and money but instead he is alienating whole voting blocks of people. I won't psychologize him to say he is full of rage or is seeking revenge (as evidenced by his 500 million dollar lawsuit against Univision for dropping his beauty pageant) but I will say he is pissed off. He wants specific issues discussed. His negatives will go up, in the long run, though a lot of Republicans were applauding his candor. He's the Miley Cyrus and Rhianna of right wing politics.

Some people might consider this an awkward kind of thing ...  but it pays to dig for context. Clicks!

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In other news of Presidential Harassment ... if any of the particularly scandalous details in this CNN story are true, Rosenstein has got to go (key word, wire):

The frantic scramble before Mueller got the job

The usual suspects, the usual spin:

Spoiler

share.png CNN:

Inside the frantic decision to open a Trump obstruction probe before Mueller got the job  —  Washington (CNN)In the hectic eight days after President Donald Trump fired FBI Director James Comey, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and top FBI officials viewed Trump as a leader who needed to be reined in …

Is everybody ready for D8?

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I haven't even looked yet at the Mueller stuff. The media seems to be going batshit crazy that this time they got Trump. Totally got. No escape. He's cooked this time. Oh, man... It's over... This Donald is done...

(yawn...)

I'm giving a big fat yawn waiting for it all to blow over, which it will.

God, what silly people...

Michael

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The demon-haunted media are having a Supreme Grand Hoopla spasm over some new documents filed in two separate criminal proceedings. The one set deals with Michael Cohen, the other with Paul Manafort. 

Mueller, it seems, is almost universally viewed in the Fake News as a quiet and diligent investigator, so who knows how this latest ruckus will eventuate. I'll make wild guess ... that Paul Manafort will remain in jail and be sentenced later for a variety of crimes.  As for the Michael Cohen material and its import, I will take a leap into the unknown future and speculate that he too will be spending some years in prison. 

Why?  Oh, who cares.  What with the Wiggy-waggas and The Storm, we surely have enough material for a novel.

TL;DR:   Two more crooked Trump affilates have had a bad day. For some reason the phrase "Donald Trump" is replaced by "Individual-1" ...

-- if anyone shows the least bit of interest I will post links to the documents at the heart of the Grand Supreme whoopup.  Or, we can all pick out one or two items from the listing below that fits with our pre-existing conditions. I've added bolding and highlighting to the items coming from outlets rather more friendly to Trump.

The mad hoopla begins with some relatively-boring speculation and reporting of White House and Cabinet personnel changes ...

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share.png CNN:
Exclusive: Mueller investigators questioned John Kelly in obstruction probe  —  Washington (CNN)White House chief of staff John Kelly was interviewed by special counsel Robert Mueller's team in recent months, three people with knowledge of the matter told CNN.
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i84.jpgshare.png Dana Bash / CNN:
Giuliani says Mueller has accused Manafort of lying about Trump  —  Washington (CNN)Special counsel Robert Mueller's team has made clear to Paul Manafort's attorneys that they believe the former Trump campaign chair is lying to them about President Donald Trump, according to the President's attorney Rudy Giuliani.
i122.jpgshare.png Washington Post:
New Mueller filing says Trump's ex-lawyer Michael Cohen was in touch with a Russian seeking ‘political synergy’ with campaign  —  BREAKING NEWS: The unidentified Russian said that a meeting between Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin could have a “phenomenal” impact …
i14.jpgshare.png Kaitlan Collins / CNN:
White House chief of staff John Kelly expected to resign soon  —  Washington (CNN)John Kelly is expected to resign as White House chief of staff in the coming days, two sources familiar with the situation unfolding in the West Wing tell CNN.  —  Seventeen months in, Kelly and President Donald Trump …
Discussion:
i128.jpgshare.png Aidan McLaughlin / Mediaite:
Dershowitz Says Michael Cohen Sentencing Memo Sends Message: Don't Cooperate With Mueller  —  A very amped up Alan Dershowitz called into Fox News on Friday, following the breaking news of Michael Cohen's sentencing memo.  —  Special counsel Robert Mueller and SDNY prosecutors released …
i115.jpgshare.png Zachary Basu / Axios:
Read the two Michael Cohen sentencing memos  —  Special counsel Robert Mueller and federal prosecutors in New York have each submitted sentencing memos for President Trump's former personal attorney Michael Cohen, after Cohen pleaded guilty in two different cases related to his work for Trump and the Trump Organization.
RELATED:

"Why didn't anyone tell me I was hiring a bunch of fucking crooks, liars and losers?"

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So, what are the idiots saying (or does it pay to be aware of what 'foes' or 'enemies of the American people' are spinning)?

22 hours ago, william.scherk said:

Starting with the Russell Berman take at the Atlantic.

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The first presidential tweets on Friday morning landed nearly an hour before dawn on the East Coast, and they were a doozy—even for Donald Trump.

In the span of five lengthy (for Twitter) posts, the president unleashed a series of charges, complaints, and conspiracy theories aimed at undercutting a forthcoming report from Special Counsel Robert Mueller and directing the nation’s attention, once again, back toward the opponent he defeated two years ago.

Embedded within was a familiar cast of characters (Mueller, James Comey, the Clintons) along with a new face (Andrew Weissmann, a prosecutor on Mueller’s team); an attack on Trump’s current deputy attorney general, Rod Rosenstein; at least one lie (that Trump did not know Jerome Corsi); a misspelling (bye when it should be by); and the introduction of a surprising new story line presenting the disgraced energy firm Enron as the victim of an overzealous prosecutor.

Let’s unpack these tweets one by one, starting with the first missive, sent at 6:18 a.m. eastern time:

Robert Mueller and Leakin’ Lyin’ James Comey are Best Friends, just one of many Mueller Conflicts of Interest. And bye the way, wasn’t the woman in charge of prosecuting Jerome Corsi (who I do not know) in charge of “legal” at the corrupt Clinton Foundation? A total Witch Hunt...

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 7, 2018

Trump starts off with two of his favorite targets: Mueller and Comey, the former FBI director whose firing by the president led to Mueller’s appointment just a few months into Trump’s presidency. Comey happens to be meeting behind closed doors Friday with the House Judiciary Committee after Republicans rejected his request to testify in a public hearing. Mueller and Comey worked together for years at the highest levels of the Justice Department, but to call them “best friends” is probably an exaggeration.

Then Trump makes an abrupt turn toward Corsi, the right-wing conspiracy theorist and longtime Roger Stone associate who has been telling anyone who will listen in recent days that he’s about to be indicted for perjury by Mueller’s team because he refused to strike a deal for a lighter sentence in exchange for his cooperation in the probe. Corsi appears to have been Stone’s back channel to Julian Assange and WikiLeaks, the repository of hacked Democratic emails. The president claims that he doesn’t know Corsi, but Corsi told NBC News last month that he had recordings of four or five conversations with Trump that took place in 2011, when both men were promoting the lie that then-President Barack Obama was born in Kenya and not a U.S. citizen.

The “woman in charge of prosecuting” Corsi is an apparent reference to Jeannie Rhee, one of Mueller’s prosecutors who, according to The Washington Post, represented the Clinton Foundation in a lawsuit brought by Larry Klayman, who is now representing Corsi.

In classic thriller-writing style, Trump concludes with “A total Witch Hunt” followed by an ellipsis, directing readers to stay tuned for his next tweets.

[...]

LIES!

More seriously, my take on yesterday's Presidential Hoopla via Tweets is that they represent a deep frustration.  'Will no one rid me of this meddlesome priest?'” is kind of the key.  The Special Counsel is one-step-removed (or two) from the President. It is like he has no power to influence events in the Special Counsel investigation, nor in the Southern District of New York. 

I mean, there are lot of things he could do as head of the executive.  He could remove individuals from office (Rosenstein) and he could direct the Acting Attorney General to pull some plugs on some machinery. But since there is a political price to pay outside his support-system; he has few outlets for his power. Thus, angry and frustrated tweets.  If something is happening outside your control, point your tweets at it!

To Michael's point, yeah. If the President's tweets had the power of She-Ra, then all these folks would be facing criminal trials (if not secret indictments, military tribunals, and the festive atmosphere of Gitmo) ...

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1 hour ago, william.scherk said:

If something is happening outside your control, point your tweets at it!

That's what the activist leftist press is doing. They're tweeting their angry little heads off about not having the power and control that they believe they deserve, but doing it in ink. No essential difference between what Trump's doing and what they're doing.

It's also what you're doing here, Billy. You're displaying your frustration and anger at your powerlessness.

 

1 hour ago, william.scherk said:

To Michael's point, yeah. If the President's tweets had the power of She-Ra, then all these folks would be facing criminal trials (if not secret indictments, military tribunals, and the festive atmosphere of Gitmo ...

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If the nation were truly one of laws and not men, those individuals would be facing trials. Without corrupt protection, they'd be experiencing not the power of Trump, but the power of justice.

Have you not noticed that their actions are criticized, where with Trump, his haters demand impeachment without citing any criminal action? Impeachment in search of a reason. We want to impeach, so let's investigate to see if we can find anything. Correction: Delete the "if," let's investigate until we find something, or invent something that we feel will give us enough of an excuse with enough political cover.

Its a good thing that Trump hasn't done any of the things that those in the photo meme have done. If he had, the left would be demanding prosecution.

J

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Ken White is an attorney and former federal prosecutor.  He has a popular Twitter account at which he regularly changes his screen-name. Usually known as "Popehat," today he is going by TotallyClearsTheHat. Like the folks at Lawfare, he focuses closely on the legal realms, and is well-positioned to write a straightforward narrative -- stripped of about one-sixteenth of the recommended daily dose of loaded or emotive language. 

I include sections from his Atlantic article, "Manafort, Cohen, and Individual 1 Are in Grave Danger" ...

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Federal prosecutors filed three briefs late on Friday portending grave danger for three men: the former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort, the former Trump fixer Michael Cohen, and President Donald Trump. In an age when Americans usually get mere squibs of breaking news from Twitter, Facebook, and red-faced cable shouters, many started their weekend poring over complex legal filings and peering suspiciously at blacked-out paragraphs. The documents were stunning, even for 2018.

In brief No. 1, Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office argues that Paul Manafort breached his cooperation agreement with the government by lying to the FBI and the Special Counsel’s Office in the course of 12 meetings. The brief oozes a level of confidence notable even among professionally hubristic prosecutors: Mueller says he’s ready to present witnesses and documents, and that he gave Manafort’s lawyers an opportunity to refute the evidence but they could not. Mueller is sure he has the receipts.

According to the brief, Manafort lied about his communications with the reputed Russian intelligence agent Konstantin Kilimnik, whom Mueller has scrutinized as a possible conduit between the Trump campaign and the Russian government. Although Mueller’s brief is heavily redacted, it’s clear that Manafort minimized the frequency, duration, and subject of his meetings with Kilimnik. Mueller has emails contradicting Manafort’s description of those meetings, which—we can infer from the unredacted snippets—related to the Trump campaign’s interactions with Russian interests. Mueller also asserts that Manafort lied about some of the payments he received and about an investigation in another district—possibly, based on the context, the Southern District of New York investigation of Michael Cohen and the president. Finally, and of great concern to the White House, Mueller claims that Manafort lied about his contacts with the Trump administration before his guilty plea, and that text messages, documents, and witnesses prove that he was in contact with administration officials.

In brief No. 2, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York asks a federal judge to sentence the former Trump attorney Michael Cohen to a “substantial term of imprisonment”—meaning between three and four years. Last week, Cohen’s lawyers filed a brief lauding their client’s cooperation with the Special Counsel’s Office, the Southern District of New York, and the New York attorney general, downplaying the significance of his crimes and asking the court to sentence Cohen to probation. Such gambits are tricky: Defense lawyers must thread the needle between praising their client’s cooperation and seeking leniency enough to sway the judge, but not doing this so effusively that they trigger a prosecutorial rebuttal. Here, Cohen’s lawyers’ pirouette turned into a disastrous face-plant.

[...]

The New York prosecutors blast Cohen’s “rose-colored view of the seriousness of his crimes,” accusing him of a “pattern of deception that permeated his professional life.” Prosecutors portray Cohen as stubbornly obstructing his own accountant to cheat at taxes, even refusing to pay for accounting work that raised inconvenient issues he wanted suppressed. When it comes to Cohen’s campaign-finance violations, the prosecutors’ fury leaps off the page. Cohen, they say, schemed to pay for two women’s stories (Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal, we now know) in violation of campaign-finance laws in order to influence the 2016 election, and did so “in coordination with and at the direction of Individual-1”—that is, the president of the United States. As the brief puts it:

While many Americans who desired a particular outcome to the election knocked on doors, toiled at phone banks, or found any number of other legal ways to make their voices heard, Cohen sought to influence the election from the shadows. He did so by orchestrating secret and illegal payments to silence two women who otherwise would have made public their alleged extramarital affairs with Individual-1. In the process, Cohen deceived the voting public by hiding alleged facts that he believed would have had a substantial effect on the election.

If the Southern District’s fury at Cohen is notable, its explicit accusation that President Trump directed and coordinated campaign-finance violations is simply stunning. The prosecutors’ openness suggests that they are sure of their evidence and have mostly finished collecting it. It’s a sign of a fully developed, late-game investigation of the president’s role, one that may soon make its way to Congress.

[...]

The president said on Twitter that Friday’s news “totally clears the President. Thank you!” It does not. Manafort and Cohen are in trouble, and so is Trump. The special counsel’s confidence in his ability to prove Manafort a liar appears justified, which leaves Manafort facing what amounts to a life sentence without any cooperation credit. The Southern District’s brief suggests that Cohen’s dreams of probation are not likely to come true. All three briefs show the special counsel and the Southern District closing in on President Trump and his administration. They’re looking into campaign contact with Russia, campaign-finance fraud in connection with paying off an adult actress, and participation in lying to Congress. A Democratic House of Representatives, just days away, strains at the leash to help. The game’s afoot.

 

Over one hundred and seventeen thousand people are talking about this (!). Do we have a Quorum?

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Spelking, grammer, flow, added 'thousand'

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3 hours ago, william.scherk said:

Over one hundred and seventeen thousand people are talking about this (!). Do we have a Quorum?

William,

What are anti-Trumpers going to do when this thing fizzles like everything else they have thrown at President Trump?

One needs a forest to have a forest fire. One day the anti-Trumpers will discover they don't have a forest. Just some tumble weed.

Ain't it something that Trump is still President? I mean, he just won't go away, will he? And all those people who support him...

:) 

Michael

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Meanwhile, more leftie indoctrination of the young is being dismantled by President Trump.

Kids can now drink chocolate milk at school.

Trump USDA Rolls Back Obama Rule Limiting Chocolate Milk in Schools

That restriction was so ridiculous, I don't even need to point out how awful it was. And those who don't think it was not awful will not convince anyone by saying so. They will merely out themselves as hopeless cranks and control freaks to the vast majority of people.

Michael

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From the Oval Office White House to you, dear reader/thinker.

LIES!

Has anyone tried to read the Comey transcript?  It's only 235 pages.  I assume the President did not himself read it, but relied on his staff to give him the gen.  

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He may note have written the tweets in the Oval Office, but he was at home this morning.

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