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  1. The Wrong Guy Member

    Podesta Group on the verge of shuttering amid ties to Mueller probe | CNN

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    One of Washington's most prominent lobbying firms is on the verge of shuttering after becoming ensnared by special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.

    Kimberley Fritts, the chief executive of the Podesta Group, told employees during a Thursday staff meeting that the firm would cease to exist at the end of the year, according to two sources. Employees were asked to clear out their desks and were told they may not be paid beyond November 15, multiple sources said.

    Fritts told the employees the Podesta Group may try to provide health care through the end of the year, according to two people in the meeting.

    The developments come after the Podesta Group was tied last week to Mueller's indictments of Paul Manafort and Rick Gates, who pleaded not guilty after being charged with failing to file as foreign agents relating to a decade of work they did for the Party of Regions, a pro-Russia political party in the Ukraine.

    Mueller's special investigation team has also interviewed multiple people from the Podesta Group, which was recruited by Manafort and Gates to work along with another firm.

    Talk of potentially closing the Podesta Group marks a dramatic downfall of one of K Street's most iconic and well-connected firms. In its heyday, Podesta Group was the largest non-law firm lobbying organization in Washington. Tony Podesta, the firm's founder and chairman, helped fuel the company with work for foreign governments. He and his brother, John, founded the company almost three decades ago. (John Podesta chaired Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign. He left the firm in 1993.)

    A Podesta Group spokesperson declined to comment for this story. Fritts could not be reached for comment Friday via her Podesta Group email.

    Mueller is looking into whether the Podesta Group properly identified to federal authorities its foreign advocacy for the European Centre for a Modern Ukraine, according to people familiar with the investigation. The ECFMU is a Brussels-based non-profit group that federal prosecutors have called a mouthpiece for pro-Russian Ukrainian politicians.

    In foreign lobbying, anyone representing a foreign political party or government must publicly file reports disclosing the relationship and details of their meetings.

    Manafort and Gates have pleaded not guilty. The Podesta Group has said it has fully cooperated with the special counsel's office and said it did not register as a foreign agent for its ECFMU work because that group misrepresented itself. The firm said it retroactively filed a disclosure after discussions with the Department of Justice.

    Podesta turned over his leadership responsibility to Fritts last week on the same day the Manafort and Gates indictments were unsealed. During an October 30 meeting with approximately 60 staffers, Podesta said he would fight against his potential legal issues as well as the reputational risk he and his company faces, according to sources who heard the remarks.

    Continued at http://www.cnn.com/2017/11/11/politics/podesta-group-mueller-investigation/
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  2. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/11/us/roy-moore-alabama-senate.html

    Roy Moore, Alabama Senate Candidate Under Siege, Tries to Discredit Accusers
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    Look at the glee on Putin
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    Roy Moore & Jeff Sessions Cold Open | Saturday Night Live



    Embattled Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore (Mikey Day) meets with Vice President Mike Pence (Beck Bennett) and Attorney General Jeff Sessions (Kate McKinnon).

    Weekend Update on Donald Trump's Asia Trip | Saturday Night Live



    Weekend Update anchors Colin Jost and Michael Che tackle the week's biggest news, including President Donald Trump's trip to Asia. Claire from HR (Cecily Strong) stops by to discuss sexual harassment.
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    Ex-intelligence chiefs fire back at Trump criticism (Entire CNN interview)



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    Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and former CIA Director John Brennan fired back at President Trump calling them and former FBI director James Comey "political hacks" and addressed President Trump's comments on Russian interference in the 2016 US election.

    Ex-official: Putin cleverly playing to Trump ego | The Associated Press

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    A day after being criticized by President Donald Trump, a former CIA director questioned whether Russian President Vladimir Putin was manipulating Trump with flattery during the president’s lengthy trip to Asia.

    Trump’s trip is meant to be centered on trade and North Korea, and on Monday he is set to talk with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte (doo-TEHR’-tay). But Trump remains dogged by things he has said, and not said, about Russia.

    John Brennan said Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union” that Trump is trying to “delegitimize” the U.S. intelligence community’s assessment that Russia meddled in the 2016 presidential election to help Trump defeat Democrat Hillary Clinton.

    Brennan says Putin is “very clever in terms of playing to Mr. Trump’s interest in being flattered.” He says it demonstrates that Trump “can be played by foreign leaders.”

    More at https://www.washingtonpost.com/worl...3ec9d6-c746-11e7-9922-4151f5ca6168_story.html
  6. http://www.palmerreport.com/opinion/easy-victory-robert-mueller/6034/

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    Roy Moore threatens to sue Washington Post over report | CNN

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    Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore says he will sue the Washington Post over its report alleging he pursued sexual relationships with teenagers -- including a 14-year-old -- when he was in his 30s.

    "The Washington Post published another attack on my character and reputation because they are desperate to stop my political campaign. These attacks said I was with a minor child and are false and untrue -- and for which they will be sued," Moore said Sunday night during a campaign speech in Huntsville, Alabama.

    The Washington Post declined to comment Monday morning.

    It's not uncommon for public figures to threaten legal action against news organizations but ultimately fail to follow through. President Donald Trump threatened to sue The New York Times last year after it published the accounts of two women who claimed Trump touched them inappropriately. His lawyers never filed a lawsuit.

    More recently, disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein initially threatened to sue the Times after it first reported allegations of sexual misconduct against him, but that suit never materialized.

    The Washington Post report Thursday was based on interviews with more than 30 people. As well as the allegations that Moore had sexual contact with the then 14-year-old when he was aged 32, three other women also told The Post that Moore pursued them when they were between the ages of 16 and 18.

    Continued at http://www.cnn.com/2017/11/13/politics/roy-moore-washington-post-lawsuit/

    Roy Moore: New accuser expected to allege sexual assault | USA TODAY

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    A new woman is expected to come forward Monday to accuse Senate candidate Roy Moore of assaulting her as a minor in Alabama.

    The announcement came from attorney Gloria Allred, who has represented woman who have accused President Trump and comedian Bill Cosby of sexual misconduct or assault. The individual would be the fifth person to accuse the Republican Senate nominee of inappropriate conduct with them, including one who said Moore, then a 32-year-old prosecutor, had sexual contact with her when she was 14.

    Continued at https://www.usatoday.com/story/news...-threatens-his-u-s-senate-campaign/857598001/

    New Roy Moore accuser comes forward: Watch live, updates from press conference | AL.com

    The accuser was identified by Gloria Allred. The Alabama woman's name is Beverly Young Nelson.

    Allred says Nelson isn't exploring civil or criminal options against Moore. Lawyer calls for Moore to be subpoenaed to testify at a Senate hearing.

    http://www.al.com/news/index.ssf/2017/11/roy_moore_alabama_sex_claims.html

    McConnell on Moore: 'I believe the women,' Moore should go | CNN

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    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell believes the allegations against Alabama Republican Senate nominee Roy Moore and that Moore should leave the race, the Kentucky Republican said Monday.

    "I believe the women, yes," McConnell told reporters in Kentucky.

    McConnell, the Senate's top Republican and a frequent target of Moore on the campaign trail, said, "I think he should step aside."

    Continued at http://www.cnn.com/2017/11/13/politics/mitch-mcconnell-roy-moore/

    Judge Roy Moore‏ @MooreSenate 11 minutes ago
    The person who should step aside is @SenateMajLdr Mitch McConnell. He has failed conservatives and must be replaced. #DrainTheSwamp
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    ‘They Want to Know If Trump’s Crazy’ | POLITICO Magazine

    Inside the secret back-channel North Korea talks.

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    “They want to know if he’s crazy,” said Suzanne DiMaggio, “or if this is just an act.”

    “They” is North Korean officials. And “he” is Donald Trump. Four times over the past year, in Geneva, Pyongyang, Oslo and Moscow, DiMaggio has secretly met with North Koreans to talk about the country’s nuclear program. But what they really want to talk about, DiMaggio said in an extensive new interview for The Global Politico, is America’s volatile president.

    The North Koreans have asked her not only if Trump is nuts, DiMaggio said, but what and how to think about everything from his public undercutting of his Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into possible campaign collusion with Russia.

    “They really want to know what is his end game,” said DiMaggio, a scholar at New America who specializes in talking with rogue regimes and has spent the past two years in these secret discussions with the North Koreans. She believes they were ready after Trump’s surprise election to discuss a new round of official talks with the U.S. to defuse the standoff over their nuclear weapons — but that Trump’s escalating rhetoric and Twitter rants such as his weekend taunting of North Korea’s “short and fat” Kim Jong Un may have foreclosed that option. “They follow the news very closely; they watch CNN 24/7; they read his tweets and other things.”

    Among issues the North Koreans have raised with her in recent months, DiMaggio said, were everything from Trump’s tweet urging Tillerson to give up on diplomacy with North Korea (“Is this a good cop/bad cop that he’s doing with Tillerson?”) to Trump’s decision this fall to decertify Iran’s compliance with the nuclear deal forged by his predecessor, Barack Obama. That, DiMaggio said, “has sent a clear signal to the North Koreans: Why should they enter a deal with us, if we’re not going to stick with it?”

    “They question his erratic behavior, and also his mounting problems here at home, with the investigation being conducted by Robert Mueller, and they are asking, ‘Why should we begin negotiations with the Trump administration, when Donald Trump may not be president much longer?’”

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    https://www.politico.com/magazine/s...rea-trump-secret-talks-global-politico-215822
  10. "Ms. Donaldson has emerged in recent weeks as a witness in the special counsel’s investigation into whether Mr. Trump obstructed justice. She was interviewed by investigators recently about her detailed notes about conversations with Mr. McGahn on topics including the firing of the former F.B.I. director James B. Comey, according to two people briefed on the matter"
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    https://www.theatlantic.com/politic...between-donald-trump-jr-and-wikileaks/545738/
  12. The Wrong Guy Member

    The Secret Correspondence Between Donald Trump Jr. and WikiLeaks

    The transparency organization asked the president’s son for his cooperation — in sharing its work, in contesting the results of the election, and in arranging for Julian Assange to be Australia’s ambassador to the United States.

    By Julia Ioffe, The Atlantic, November 13, 2017

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    Just before the stroke of midnight on September 20, 2016, at the height of last year’s presidential election, the WikiLeaks Twitter account sent a private direct message to Donald Trump Jr., the Republican nominee’s oldest son and campaign surrogate. “A PAC run anti-Trump site putintrump.org is about to launch,” WikiLeaks wrote. “The PAC is a recycled pro-Iraq war PAC. We have guessed the password. It is ‘putintrump.’ See ‘About’ for who is behind it. Any comments?” (The site, which has since become a joint project with Mother Jones, was founded by Rob Glaser, a tech entrepreneur, and was funded by Progress for USA Political Action Committee.)

    The next morning, about 12 hours later, Trump Jr. responded to WikiLeaks. “Off the record I don’t know who that is, but I’ll ask around,” he wrote on September 21, 2016. “Thanks.”

    The messages, obtained by The Atlantic, were also turned over by Trump Jr.’s lawyers to congressional investigators. They are part of a long — and largely one-sided — correspondence between WikiLeaks and the president’s son that continued until at least July 2017. The messages show WikiLeaks, a radical transparency organization that the American intelligence community believes was chosen by the Russian government to disseminate the information it had hacked, actively soliciting Trump Jr.’s cooperation. WikiLeaks made a series of increasingly bold requests, including asking for Trump’s tax returns, urging the Trump campaign on Election Day to reject the results of the election as rigged, and requesting that the president-elect tell Australia to appoint Julian Assange ambassador to the United States.

    “Over the last several months, we have worked cooperatively with each of the committees and have voluntarily turned over thousands of documents in response to their requests,” said Alan Futerfas, an attorney for Donald Trump Jr. “Putting aside the question as to why or by whom such documents, provided to Congress under promises of confidentiality, have been selectively leaked, we can say with confidence that we have no concerns about these documents and any questions raised about them have been easily answered in the appropriate forum.” WikiLeaks did not respond to requests for comment.

    The messages were turned over to Congress as part of that body’s various ongoing investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential campaign. American intelligence services have accused the Kremlin of engaging in a deliberate effort to boost President Donald Trump’s chances while bringing down his Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton. That effort — and the president’s response to it — has spawned multiple congressional investigations, and a special counsel inquiry that has led to the indictment of Trump’s former campaign chair, Paul Manafort, for financial crimes.

    Though Trump Jr. mostly ignored the frequent messages from WikiLeaks, he at times appears to have acted on its requests. When WikiLeaks first reached out to Trump Jr. about putintrump.org, for instance, Trump Jr. followed up on his promise to “ask around.” According to a source familiar with the congressional investigations into Russian interference with the 2016 campaign, who requested anonymity because the investigation is ongoing, on the same day that Trump Jr. received the first message from WikiLeaks, he emailed other senior officials with the Trump campaign, including Steve Bannon, Kellyanne Conway, Brad Parscale, and Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner, telling them WikiLeaks had made contact. Kushner then forwarded the email to campaign communications staffer Hope Hicks. At no point during the 10-month correspondence does Trump Jr. rebuff WikiLeaks, which had published stolen documents and was already observed to be releasing information that benefited Russian interests.

    WikiLeaks played a pivotal role in the presidential campaign. In July 2016, on the first day of the Democratic National Convention, WikiLeaks released emails stolen from the Democratic National Committee's servers that spring. The emails showed DNC officials denigrating Bernie Sanders, renewing tensions on the eve of Clinton’s acceptance of the nomination. On October 7, less than an hour after the Washington Post released the Access Hollywood tape, in which Trump bragged about sexually assaulting women, Wikileaks released emails that hackers had pilfered from the personal email account of Clinton’s campaign manager John Podesta.

    On October 3, 2016, WikiLeaks wrote again. “Hiya, it’d be great if you guys could comment on/push this story,” WikiLeaks suggested, attaching a quote from then-Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton about wanting to “just drone” WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange.

    “Already did that earlier today,” Trump Jr. responded an hour-and-a-half later. “It’s amazing what she can get away with.”

    Two minutes later, Trump Jr. wrote again, asking, “What’s behind this Wednesday leak I keep reading about?” The day before, Roger Stone, an informal advisor to Donald Trump, had tweeted, “Wednesday@HillaryClinton is done. #WikiLeaks.”

    WikiLeaks didn’t respond to that message, but on October 12, 2016, the account again messaged Trump Jr. “Hey Donald, great to see you and your dad talking about our publications,” WikiLeaks wrote. (At a rally on October 10, Donald Trump had proclaimed, “I love WikiLeaks!”)

    “Strongly suggest your dad tweets this link if he mentions us,” WikiLeaks went on, pointing Trump Jr. to the link wlsearch.tk, which it said would help Trump’s followers dig through the trove of stolen documents and find stories. “There’s many great stories the press are missing and we’re sure some of your follows [sic] will find it,” WikiLeaks went on. “Btw we just released Podesta Emails Part 4.”

    Trump Jr. did not respond to this message. But just 15 minutes after it was sent, as The Wall Street Journal’s Byron Tau pointed out, Donald Trump himself tweeted, “Very little pick-up by the dishonest media of incredible information provided by WikiLeaks. So dishonest! Rigged system!”

    Two days later, on October 14, 2016, Trump Jr. tweeted out the link WikiLeaks had provided him. “For those who have the time to read about all the corruption and hypocrisy all the @wikileaks emails are right here: http://wlsearch.tk/,” he wrote.

    After this point, Trump Jr. ceased to respond to WikiLeaks’s direct messages, but WikiLeaks escalated its requests.

    “Hey Don. We have an unusual idea,” WikiLeaks wrote on October 21, 2016. “Leak us one or more of your father’s tax returns.” WikiLeaks then laid out three reasons why this would benefit both the Trumps and WikiLeaks. One, The New York Times had already published a fragment of Trump’s tax returns on October 1; two, the rest could come out any time “through the most biased source (e.g. NYT/MSNBC).”

    It is the third reason, though, WikiLeaks wrote, that “is the real kicker.” “If we publish them it will dramatically improve the perception of our impartiality,” WikiLeaks explained. “That means that the vast amount of stuff that we are publishing on Clinton will have much higher impact, because it won’t be perceived as coming from a ‘pro-Trump’ ‘pro-Russia’ source.” It then provided an email address and link where the Trump campaign could send the tax returns, and adds, “The same for any other negative stuff (documents, recordings) that you think has a decent chance of coming out. Let us put it out.”

    Trump Jr. did not respond to this message.

    WikiLeaks didn’t write again until Election Day, November 8, 2016. “Hi Don if your father ‘loses’ we think it is much more interesting if he DOES NOT conceed [sic] and spends time CHALLENGING the media and other types of rigging that occurred — as he has implied that he might do,” WikiLeaks wrote at 6:35pm, when the idea that Clinton would win was still the prevailing conventional wisdom. (As late as 7:00pm that night, FiveThirtyEight, a trusted prognosticator of the election, gave Clinton a 71 percent chance of winning the presidency.) WikiLeaks insisted that contesting the election results would be good for Trump’s rumored plans to start a media network should he lose the presidency. “The discussion can be transformative as it exposes media corruption, primary corruption, PAC corruption, etc.,” WikiLeaks wrote.

    Shortly after midnight that day, when it was clear that Trump had beaten all expectations and won the presidency, WikiLeaks sent him a simple message: “Wow.”

    Trump Jr. did not respond to these messages either, but WikiLeaks was undeterred. “Hi Don. Hope you’re doing well!” WikiLeaks wrote on December 16 to Trump Jr., who was by then the son of the president-elect. “In relation to Mr. Assange: Obama/Clinton placed pressure on Sweden, UK and Australia (his home country) to illicitly go after Mr. Assange. It would be real easy and helpful for your dad to suggest that Australia appoint Assange ambassador to [Washington,] DC.”

    WikiLeaks even imagined how Trump might put it: “‘That’s a real smart tough guy and the most famous australian [sic] you have!’ or something similar,” WikiLeaks wrote. “They won’t do it but it will send the right signals to Australia, UK + Sweden to start following the law and stop bending it to ingratiate themselves with the Clintons.” (On December 7, Assange, proclaiming his innocence, had released his testimony in front of London investigators looking into accusations that he had committed alleged sexual assault.)

    In the winter and spring, WikiLeaks went largely silent, only occasionally sending Trump Jr. links. But on July 11, 2017, three days after The New York Times broke the story about Trump Jr.’s June 2016 meeting with Natalia Veselnitskaya, a Russian lawyer with connections to Russia’s powerful prosecutor general, WikiLeaks got in touch again.

    Continued at https://www.theatlantic.com/politic...between-donald-trump-jr-and-wikileaks/545738/
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    Four senators have pulled their endorsements of Roy Moore | Axios
    https://www.axios.com/cruz-and-paul...s-who-still-endorse-roy-moore-2509199957.html

    Report: locals say Roy Moore was banned from an Alabama mall | Axios
    https://www.axios.com/report-locals-say-roy-moore-was-banned-from-an-alabama-mall-2509214811.html

    Our view: Roy Moore grossly unfit for office | AL.com
    http://www.al.com/opinion/index.ssf/2017/11/our_view_roy_moore_grossly_unf.html

    Roy Moore is poison in the Republican bloodstream | AL.com
    http://www.al.com/opinion/index.ssf/2017/11/roy_moore_is_poison_in_the_rep.html

    Roy Moore would be first senator expelled in 155 years | CNN
    http://www.cnn.com/2017/11/13/politics/roy-moore-expelled-history/

    Why Roy Moore, Harvey Weinsten, Bill O'Reilly respond to allegations with threats to sue | The Washington Post
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/blog...11/13/blast-of-besieged-blowhards-i-will-sue/
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    Roy Moore allegations prompt reflections on fundamentalist culture in which some Christian men date teens

    By Julie Zauzmer, The Washington Post

    When Roy Moore, then 34 years old, asked 17-year-old Debbie Wesson Gibson whether she would date him, Gibson asked her mother what she would think.

    According to The Washington Post’s investigation into Moore’s alleged pursuit of teenage girls, which was published Thursday, Gibson’s mother replied, “I’d say you were the luckiest girl in the world.”

    That attitude of encouraging teenage girls to date older men, rather than shielding girls from men’s advances, sounded familiar to some people who read the Post story that has shaken Moore’s bid for the U.S. Senate.

    “It’s not so uncommon that people would necessarily look at it askance,” said Nicholas Syrett, a University of Kansas professor who recently published a book on child marriage in America. “The South has a much longer history of allowing minors to marry, and obviously there’s some courtship or dating — whatever you want to call it — leading up to that.”

    That courtship of underage girls is especially common in conservative religious communities.

    “We should probably talk about how there is a segment of evangelicalism and home-school culture where the only thing Roy Moore did wrong was initiating sexual contact outside of marriage. 14 year old girls courting adult men isn’t entirely uncommon,” Kathryn Brightbill, who works for the Coalition for Responsible Home Education, tweeted Friday, prompting a flurry of responses from other people who also had watched teenagers date much older Christian men.

    Ashley Easter, who grew up in a fundamentalist Baptist church where courting was the norm for teenagers, said, “That was the first thing I thought of with Roy Moore.” In her church community in Lynchburg, Va., Easter said, fathers had complete control over whom their daughters were allowed to date, and she could see how a father might set his teen daughter up with a much older man.

    “A woman’s role is to be a wife, a homemaker and someone who births children. The man’s role is generally to be established and someone who provides the full income,” said Easter, who runs the Courage Conference for survivors of church sexual abuse. “It may take longer for a man to reach stability. While a woman of 15 or 16, if she’s been trained for a long time looking after her younger siblings, in their eyes she might be ready for marriage.”

    The culture of courting that Easter and Brightbill described is one limited mostly to fundamentalist religious communities, including certain Christian groups and those of other religions, such as some Orthodox Jewish or Mormon communities. For most evangelical Christians, relationships between older men and teenage girls are viewed as wholly inappropriate.

    Continued at https://www.washingtonpost.com/news...lture-in-which-some-christian-men-date-teens/
  16. https://www.theatlantic.com/politic...-beguile-donald-trump-jr-into-leaking/545819/
    "The Twitter conversation between WikiLeaks and Trump Jr., which began in late September 2016 and lasted through July of 2017, showed the radical transparency organization soliciting Trump Jr.’s cooperation. It made requests of him multiple times, from asking him to share links to proposing that Assange be appointed Australian ambassador to the U.S. Twice, the organization implored Trump Jr. to give it his father’s tax returns, as well as his email conversations related to a 2016 meeting with Russian lawyer (which Trump Jr. posted to his own Twitter account in July). Trump Jr. initially replied, but the messages disclosed on Monday include no replies after early October to WikiLeaks’ increasingly bold requests."
    Julian Assaunge was trolling the US.
  17. "seem to indicate Pres. Trump’s son was actively engaged and may have coordinated strategy with a known agent of the Russian government, WikiLeaks.” He called on Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley to subpoena Trump Jr.’s public testimony. “There seems to be no reasonable explanation for these messages,” Blumenthal told the AP.

    "California Representative Adam Schiff, the ranking member on the House Intelligence Committee, wrote that the correspondence “demonstrates again a willingness by the highest levels of the Trump campaign to accept foreign assistance.”

    Pence was kept in the dark, I'm sure he told Trump to keep him out of anything questionable. Like Michael Flynn lying.
  18. Mike Pence Mr.Clean
    "“the Vice President was never aware of anyone associated with the campaign being in contact with Wikileaks. He first learned of this news from a published report earlier tonight.”
    He's gonna be mad.
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  20. Disambiguation Global Moderator

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/opin...81fd63f174d_story.html?utm_term=.6404810237ac

    Donald Trump Jr.’s incredible history of dumb decisions
    That's not Borowitz btw
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    Fox News's Shepard Smith hits Trump for 'inaccurate' claims on Uranium One deal | TheHill

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    Fox News host Shepard Smith blasted President Trump on Tuesday for “inaccurate” claims about the Uranium One agreement following Trump’s repeated calls for the Justice Department to investigate the deal.

    On his show, Smith laid out the controversy surrounding the Obama-era deal, which involved the sale of a uranium company that did some mining in the United States to a Russian company.

    “Here’s the accusation: Nine people involved in the deal made donations to the Clinton Foundation totaling more than $140 million,” Smith said. “In exchange, Secretary of State [Hillary] Clinton approved the sale to the Russians — a quid pro quo.”

    “The accusation [was] first made by Peter Schweizer, the senior editor at large of the website Breitbart, in his 2015 book, ‘Clinton Cash,’ ” Smith continued. “The next year, candidate Donald Trump cited the accusation as an example of Clinton corruption.”

    Smith then played a clip from a June 2016 speech Trump gave in New York City in which he repeated the claim.

    Hillary Clinton’s State Department approved the transfer of 20 percent of America’s uranium holdings to Russia, while nine investors in the deal funneled $145 million to the Clinton Foundation,” Trump said in the speech.

    Smith called the statement "inaccurate in a number of ways."

    "The Clinton State Department had no power to approve or veto that transaction. It could do neither," the Fox News host noted.

    Smith then laid out the approval process for the sale, which involves a nine-person committee made up of the heads of federal agencies, and noted that no one person could approve or veto the deal — only former President Obama could do either.

    The Fox News anchor also detailed Trump’s claim that the Clinton Foundation received money after the deal was completed.

    “Here, the timing is inaccurate,” Smith said, noting that the source of the majority of the donations, Frank Giustra, said he sold his stake in the uranium company before the company was sold and before Clinton became secretary of State.

    “The accusation is predicated on the charge that Secretary Clinton approved the sale,” Smith said. “She did not. A committee of nine evaluated the sale, the president approved the sale, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and others had to offer permits, and none of the uranium was exported for use by the U.S. to Russia. That is Uranium One.”

    Continued at http://thehill.com/homenews/media/3...ump-for-inaccurate-claims-on-uranium-one-deal
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    Jeff Sessions Denies Lying on Russia, Pleads Hazy Memory |Associated Press
    http://www.news18.com/news/world/je...ing-on-russia-pleads-hazy-memory-1577195.html

    Watch Hakeem Jeffries School Jeff Sessions By Using His Own Words About "Remembering" Against Him | Bustle
    https://www.bustle.com/p/watch-hake...n-words-about-remembering-against-him-5471361

    4 key takeaways from Jeff Sessions's memory-lapse-filled congressional hearing | Chicago Tribune
    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/...sessions-hearing-analysis-20171114-story.html

    Jeff Sessions continues to prove he’s Trump’s biggest mistake | New York Post
    http://nypost.com/2017/11/14/jeff-sessions-continues-to-prove-hes-trumps-biggest-mistake/

    Attorney General Jeff Sessions Doesn’t Recall | The New York Times
    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/14/opinion/jeff-sessions-hearing-russia.html

    Ex-Watergate prosecutor: ‘Jeff Sessions has made it a lot easier’ for special counsel Mueller to find him guilty of perjury | Raw Story
    https://www.rawstory.com/2017/11/ex...ounsel-mueller-to-find-him-guilty-of-perjury/

    We watched more than 5 hours of Jeff Sessions' testimony so you don't have to | USA TODAY
    http://www.wbir.com/article/news/na...e-to/465-32ba0e83-db6b-4cfe-a228-098a72d2b7e8

    Jeff Sessions admits knowing Russia was courting Trump | Washington Times
    https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/nov/14/jeff-sessions-admits-knowing-russia-was-courting-t/
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    Trump, breaking with precedent, will not meet with American Nobel recipients | STAT

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    President Trump, breaking a tradition that stretches back nearly two decades, will not personally greet the eight American Nobel laureates this year before they travel to Sweden in December to receive their prizes.

    Not all the honorees are disappointed.

    Two American Nobel Prize winners, when contacted by STAT, indicated they would not have attended a White House event even if invited. Columbia biophysicist Joachim Frank, awarded a Nobel in chemistry for his work in microscopy, said in an email he was “very relieved” when he learned there was no chance of an encounter with the president.

    “I will not put my foot into the White House as long as Trump, Pence, or Ryan (i.e., the possible succession of impeachments) will occupy it,” Frank said. “I cannot speak for the others; don’t know them personally yet, but I strongly believe that as thinking intelligent people they will have a similar attitude as I.”

    Continued at https://www.statnews.com/2017/11/13/white-house-nobel-ceremony/

    Chris Lu‏ @ChrisLu44 10 hours ago
    All the hallmarks of a meeting that Trump would've hated:
    Smart people
    Scientists
    A few immigrants
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  25. Embarrassing !


    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5084489/Trump-accused-tweeting-WRONG-mass-shooting.html





    Donald Trump is accused of tweeting condolences about the WRONG mass shooting by 'copy and pasting church shooting tweet' as gunman kills four in California

    • Trump tweeted about the victims of the Sutherland Springs shooting Tuesday
    • He said the FBI 'has arrived', despite the shooting happening nine days earlier
    • Trump tweeted out the message hours after four were shot dead in California
    • Kevin Janson Neal, 43, killed at least four and hospitalized ten others in Rancho Tehama Reserve, California, in a rampage on Tuesday that ended at a school
    President Donald Trump offered condolences to the wrong mass shooting after four were killed in northern California on Tuesday.
    Instead of sending a message to those who died in Rancho Tehama Reserve, California, he appeared to have copied and pasted a message meant for the 25 victims of the Sutherland Springs, Texas, attack, which happened on November 5.
    'May God be with the people of Sutherland Springs, Texas,' he wrote. 'The FBI and Law Enforcement has arrived.'
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    Instead of sending a message to those who died in Rancho Tehama Reserve, California, he appeared to have copied and pasted a message meant for the 25 victims of the Sutherland Springs, Texas, attack, which happened on November 5

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    After the Sutherland Springs shooting that killed 25 nine days before Tuesday's shooting, Trump had tweeted a similar message.
    'May God be w/ the people of Sutherland Springs, Texas,' he wrote on November 5. 'The FBI & law enforcement are on the scene. I am monitoring the situation from Japan.'
    Twitter users were quick to slam Trump after the Tweet, which still remained on his twitter feed a day after it was posted.
    'The President of the United States is tweeting at midnight about the wrong mass shooting and it's like the 500th most insane Trump story of the week,' one Twitter user wrote.
    'He's mixed up mass shootings, confusing the one last week in Texas with the one in California today. This is so disrespectful to the victims,' another said.
    The California gunman who killed at least four people and hospitalized ten others was identified on Tuesday as Kevin Janson Neal, 43.
    Neal, who sometimes used the name Smith, was identified as the shooter after his Tuesday rampage, which climaxed with him smashing into a school's gates and firing into its walls and windows.
    He began his rampage near his home on Bobcat Lane in the Rancho Tehama Reserve at 7.52am, shooting people at random before stealing a truck and performing drive-bys on homes, pedestrians and other drivers.
    Neal eventually arrived at the Rancho Tehama Elementary School and smashed through its gates before firing as many as 100 bullets through windows and walls, hitting one child, and trying to enter classrooms.
    He then fled, and was shot dead by police near the property.
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    The California gunman who killed at least four people and hospitalized ten others was identified on Tuesday as Kevin Janson Neal, 43. Pictured above, women embrace outside Rancho Tehama Elementary, where Neal opened fire

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    Neal performed a series drive-bys in this stolen truck (seen with police investigators) before smashing into school gates in it and firing through windows and walls

    Tuesday's shooting came just nine days after a gunman opened fire at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, during services on November 5.
    The gunman, Devin Patrick Kelley, went aisle to aisle looking for victims and shot crying babies at point-blank range, according to witness accounts.
    The dead ranged in age from 18 months to 77 years old. About 20 people were wounded in the shooting.
    Trump, who was in Japan at the time of the massacre, tweeted a message out to victims on the day of the shooting, which was eerily similar to Tuesday's tweet.
    Trump's tweets about other mass shootings and terror attacks over the last year often offer similar words of support.
    When a man drove a truck into a bike lane in New York City, killing eight last month, Trump said 'God' was with the victims.
    'My thoughts, condolences and prayers to the victims and families of the New York City terrorist attack. God and your country are with you!' he wrote.
    After the Las Vegas shooting in September, where 58 were killed, Trump offered his 'warmest condelnces'.
    'My warmest condolences and sympathies to the victims and families of the terrible Las Vegas shooting. God bless you!' he tweeted.
    The recent mass shootings coincide with a flareup of the long-running debate on America's epidemic of gun violence and the ready accessibility of high-powered weapons.
    More than 33,000 people die annually in the United States from gun-related deaths - two thirds of them suicides - according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
    Families of victims of one of the deadliest shootings in modern US history pushed to reinstate a lawsuit to hold a gun manufacturer responsible for the tragedy.
    Remington manufactured the military-style assault rifle used in the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School that killed 20 children and six adults.
  26. The FBI and Law Enforcement has arrived.

    He can't even get that right ,wot a twunt you are Donald it's have arrived.

    Step away from your Twitter account fool.
  27. Lickit10Times Member

    His children are probably managing his twitter account and earn A LOT OF $$$$$$$$
  28. His children are stupid enough but not anywhere near as stupid as he is . Or you for that matter you fucking fraud.
  29. Donald Trump is a control freak and the last thing he would do is relinquish his Twitter account to anyone children included.

    Assuming anyone else did manage it for him it's highly unlikely those bloopers would have been made .
    Trump and Trump is capable of the insensitivity he's shown on his Twitter feed.

    Several times he's manifestly insulted leaders of other countries and brought America close to war.
    He's no statesman , has absolutely no president qualities and has little regard for the privilege of office.
    Being president of one of the world's most powerful countries is an honour that should be regarded as such.
    Trump insults it every bit as much as he insults the parents of our dead heroes by not having the common decency to remember their names when speaking to their grieving parents on the phone.

    Trump manages his own Twitter account there is no doubt about that .
  30. The Wrong Guy Member

    Here is all of Al.com's coverage of Roy Moore:
    https://topics.al.com/tag/Roy Moore

    AL.com: We will not be silenced or slowed by Roy Moore's threat | AL.com

    Quote:

    Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore has threatened to file a lawsuit against AL.com based on its reporting about him. He claims the media organization has falsely reported information and has attempted to orchestrate a "trial by media" and has been playing to a "mob mentality."

    Alabama Media Group, the publisher of AL.com, said Wednesday it stands by its reporting.

    A letter dated Tuesday was sent to an attorney for Alabama Media Group, from Gadsden lawyer Trenton Garmon on behalf of Moore, his wife Kayla, and the Foundation for Moral Law. "This letter is provided in anticipating (sic) of our firm preparing and filing a lawsuit against your client and its agents," the letter states.

    A copy of the letter has been circulated on social media since Tuesday, including on the Facebook page of conservative radio talk show host, author, and Washington Times columnist Steve Deace.

    Moore recently threatened to sue The Washington Post for its reporting on Moore's compensation from the foundation. The Post stands by its reporting.

    Michelle Holmes, Vice President of Content for Alabama Media Group, responded Wednesday to the letter. "Roy Moore seeks election to the United States Senate. As such a public figure, he merits and can expect intense scrutiny by the electorate and the media on its behalf, including by Alabama Media Group, the state's largest media outlet."

    "We stand behind our past reporting on Roy Moore, and vow to continue to doggedly pursue the truth on behalf of the people of Alabama. These threats will not silence us, and they will not slow us."

    More at http://www.al.com/news/index.ssf/2017/11/alcom_we_will_not_be_silenced.html
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  31. The Wrong Guy Member

    Trump Warns That Dumping Roy Moore Could Start Dangerous Trend of Believing Women

    By Andy Borowitz, The New Yorker

    Quote:

    WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Breaking his silence on Alabama’s embattled Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate, Donald Trump warned on Wednesday that dumping Roy Moore could start a “dangerous trend” of believing women.

    “I think we need to be very, very careful here,” Trump told reporters. “This is not just about Roy Moore. This is about our country deciding that we are going to start believing women, something that we have never done before.

    “This is a very dangerous road we’re heading down,” he said.

    Trump cautioned that, if instituted, a new practice of believing women would “totally destroy” the system that the country already has in place. “For years we’ve had a system of believing men,” he said. “It’s worked very well. It’s done a great job.”

    He said that he was considering a number of measures to stem the tide of women’s credibility, including an executive order banning women from giving believable accounts to the press. “That’s something we’re looking into,” he indicated.

    Trump painted a doomsday scenario of what might happen if the “very bad trend” of believing women gained traction in the country. “If people believe Roy Moore’s five accusers, what happens to a man who has, say, about twenty accusers?” he asked. “I don’t like where this is going.”

    Source: https://www.newyorker.com/humor/bor...ld-start-a-dangerous-trend-of-believing-women
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  32. The Wrong Guy Member

    Cards Against Humanity Saves America | Cards Against Humanity



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    Cards Against Humanity buying plot of land on border to try to stop Trump's wall | TheHill

    Quote:

    The company that makes Cards Against Humanity is trying to prevent President Trump's proposed border wall from being built by purchasing a plot of vacant land along the country's border.

    "Donald Trump is a preposterous golem who is afraid of Mexicans. He is so afraid that he wants to build a twenty-billion dollar wall that everyone knows will accomplish nothing," a statement said on the website Cards Against Humanity Saves America.

    "So we’ve purchased a plot of vacant land on the border and retained a law firm specializing in eminent domain to make it as time-consuming and expensive as possible for the wall to get built."

    The effort is part of a holiday promotion that encourages the game's users to send in $15 in exchange for "six America-saving surprises."

    The promotion, which is now sold out, promises to send Cards Against Humanity Saves America recipients an "illustrated map of the land" and "a certificate of our promise to fight the wall," among other "surprises."

    The company says it is trying to save America from "injustice, lies, racism, the whole enchilada."

    Continued at http://thehill.com/homenews/news/36...-of-land-on-border-to-try-to-stop-trumps-wall

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