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President Trump Skips Russian Sanctions Law, Meekly Echoes Mueller Instead
It’s gossipy gossip but the Trump, jr divorce will be juicy. She was a gangstra bitch in school and was with a Latin King for 3 years. Hopefully for both of them the divorce will be uncontested or we will have lots of juicy gossip. She filed for divorce before Mueller starts proceedings that will freeze his assets or take some of them as bail.
Stormy Daniels' attorney claims she was physically threatened | CNN
The lawyer representing Stormy Daniels, the porn star suing President Donald Trump, claimed Friday that she has faced physical threats.
"My client was physically threatened to stay silent about what she knew about Donald Trump," Michael Avenatti told CNN's Chris Cuomo on "New Day." He said more details would be forthcoming in Daniels' upcoming interview on CBS's "60 Minutes," which is scheduled to air later this month.
"She's going to be able to provide very specific details about what happened here," Avenatti said.
He would not answer whether or not it was someone close to the President who threatened her, and later told CNN he wouldn't answer a question about whether he or Daniels filed a police report.
Continued at https://www.cnn.com/2018/03/16/politics/stormy-daniels-physical-threats-cnntv/
Daniels' lawyer says some alleged incidents took place during Trump presidency | CNN
The lawyer representing the adult film star Stormy Daniels alleges that some of the accusations she's making against President Donald Trump occurred while Trump was in office.
"Is there anything in the litany of accusations -- you would call them facts -- that surround this case that happened while Donald Trump was President?" CNN's Jake Tapper asked Michael Avenatti, Daniels' lawyer, during an interview Friday.
"Yes," Avenatti replied.
When asked by Tapper if he could elaborate, Avenatti gave a simple "no."
Avenatti had claimed earlier Friday in an interview with CNN's Chris Cuomo that Daniels was "physically threatened to stay silent about what she knew about Donald Trump."
Continued at https://www.cnn.com/2018/03/16/politics/stormy-daniels-trump-allegations-cnntv/
Michael Avenatti @MichaelAvenatti 57 minutes ago
The filing today is yet another bullying tactic from the president and Mr. Cohen. They are now attempting to remove this case to federal ct in order to increase their chances that the matter will be decided in private arbitration, thus hiding the truth from the public.
Michael Avenatti @MichaelAvenatti 51 minutes ago
The fact that a sitting president is pursuing over $20M in bogus 'damages' against a private citizen, who is only trying to tell the public what really happened, is remarkable. Likely unprecedented in our history. We are NOT going away and we will NOT be intimidated.
Michael Avenatti @MichaelAvenatti 38 minutes ago
How can President Donald Trump seek $20 million in damages against my client based on an agreement that he and Mr. Cohen claim Mr. Trump never was a party to and knew nothing about?
#notwellthoughtout #sloppy #checkmate
FBI’s Andrew McCabe is fired a little more than 24 hours before he could retire | The Washington Post
Attorney General Jeff Sessions late Friday night fired former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, a little more than 24 hours before McCabe was set to retire.
Sessions announced the decision in a statement just before 10 p.m., noting that both the Justice Department Inspector General and the FBI office that handles discipline had found “that Mr. McCabe had made an unauthorized disclosure to the news media and lacked candor — including under oath — on multiple occasions.”
He said based on those findings and the recommendation of the department’s senior career official, “I have terminated the employment of Andrew McCabe effective immediately.”
The move will likely cost McCabe a significant portion of his retirement benefits, though it is possible he could bring a legal challenge. McCabe has been fighting vigorously to keep his job, and on Thursday, he spent nearly four hours inside the Justice Department pleading his case.
Michael R. Bromwich, McCabe’s attorney, said in a lengthy statement responding to the allegations that he had “never before seen the type of rush to judgment — and rush to summary punishment — that we have witnessed in this case.” He cited in particular President Trump’s attacks on McCabe on Twitter and the White House press secretary’s comments about him on Thursday — which he said were “quite clearly designed to put inappropriate pressure on the Attorney General to act accordingly.”
“This intervention by the White House in the DOJ disciplinary process is unprecedented, deeply unfair, and dangerous,” Bromwich said.
McCabe has become a lightning rod in the political battles over the FBI’s most high-profile cases, including the Russia investigation and the probe of Hillary Clinton’s email practices. He has been a frequent target of criticism from President Trump.
His firing — which was recommended by the FBI office that handles discipline — stems from a Justice Department inspector general investigation that found McCabe authorized the disclosure of sensitive information to the media about a Clinton-related case, then misled investigators about his actions in the matter, people familiar with the matter have said. He stepped down earlier this year from the No. 2 job in the bureau after FBI Director Christopher A. Wray was briefed on the inspector general’s findings, though he technically was still an employee.
McCabe, who conducted interviews with several media outlets in advance of his firing, told the New York Times that the allegations against him were “part of an effort to discredit me as a witness” in special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s probe into whether the Trump campaign coordinated with Russia to influence the 2016 election.
Continued at https://www.washingtonpost.com/worl...55a22a-2895-11e8-bc72-077aa4dab9ef_story.html
He fired McCabe
Here is McCabes statement and it isn’t conciliatory
Obstruction obstruction obstruction
Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump 10 hours ago
Andrew McCabe FIRED, a great day for the hard working men and women of the FBI - A great day for Democracy. Sanctimonious James Comey was his boss and made McCabe look like a choirboy. He knew all about the lies and corruption going on at the highest levels of the FBI!
John O. Brennan @JohnBrennan 2 hours ago
John O. Brennan Retweeted Donald J. Trump
When the full extent of your venality, moral turpitude, and political corruption becomes known, you will take your rightful place as a disgraced demagogue in the dustbin of history. You may scapegoat Andy McCabe, but you will not destroy America...America will triumph over you.
Ex-CIA Boss John Brennan Tears Into Donald Trump Over Andrew McCabe Firing | HuffPost
Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump 5 minutes ago
As the House Intelligence Committee has concluded, there was no collusion between Russia and the Trump Campaign. As many are now finding out, however, there was tremendous leaking, lying and corruption at the highest levels of the FBI, Justice & State.
Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump 15 minutes ago
The Fake News is beside themselves that McCabe was caught, called out and fired. How many hundreds of thousands of dollars was given to wife’s campaign by Crooked H friend, Terry M, who was also under investigation? How many lies? How many leaks? Comey knew it all, and much more!
Mueller has McCabe memos documenting conversations with Trump
Revealed: 50 million Facebook profiles harvested for Cambridge Analytica in major data breach | The Guardian
Whistleblower describes how firm linked to former Trump adviser Steve Bannon compiled user data to target American voters
How Cambridge Analytica’s algorithms turned ‘likes’ into a political tool
The NRA is investigated for ties to Russia. Did the NRA accept Trump donations from Russia?
Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump 2 hours ago
Wow, watch Comey lie under oath to Senator G when asked “have you ever been an anonymous source...or known someone else to be an anonymous source...?” He said strongly “never, no.” He lied as shown clearly on @foxandfriends.
Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump 1 hour ago
Spent very little time with Andrew McCabe, but he never took notes when he was with me. I don’t believe he made memos except to help his own agenda, probably at a later date. Same with lying James Comey. Can we call them Fake Memos?
Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump 1 hour ago
Why does the Mueller team have 13 hardened Democrats, some big Crooked Hillary supporters, and Zero Republicans? Another Dem recently added...does anyone think this is fair? And yet, there is NO COLLUSION!
He is such a malignant baby. He clearly is trying to fire Mueller, he just needs a way for someone to do it. Sessions can order Rosenstein but he won’t, the second in line quit because she can see what’s coming. Saturday Night again
It makes me cringe to think this man is our president and worse that people voted for him.
If he and his voters could emigrate to a deserted place and remain there I'd die a happy man.
“Elect a clown, expect a circus”
Someone please feed Trump a large burger and fries, twice and with plenty of mayo too.
Clog Trump's arteries and make America great again please I beg of you.
The clip from the western-themed show, which originally aired on CBS, began making the rounds shortly after Donald Trump was elected president. “This 1958 TV Western PREDICTED DONALD TRUMP” the video’s summary declares, and watching the clip, it’s easy to see the uncanny similarities. The late actor Lawrence Dobkin plays a con man named Walter Trump, who enters a dusty town in Texas to scare the locals into believing that the world will end in a rain of cosmic fire unless they let him build a giant wall to protect them. “I am the only one. Trust me,” says Trump. “I can build a wall around your homes that nothing will penetrate.”
This fake-news worthy premise has been verified by IMDb, as well as Snopes.com, which contacted the television network that aired reruns of Trackdown. According to MeTV, the episode, titled “The End of the World, is, in fact, real, and ends with Trump being shot and, apparently, killed.
Cambridge Analytica Suspends C.E.O. Amid Facebook Data Scandal | The New York Times
Cambridge Analytica, the political data firm with ties to President Trump’s 2016 campaign, suspended its chief executive, Alexander Nix, on Tuesday, amid the furor over the access it gained to private information on more than 50 million Facebook users.
The decision came after a television broadcast in which Mr. Nix was recorded suggesting that the company had used seduction and bribery to entrap politicians and influence foreign elections.
The suspension marked a new low point for the fortunes of Cambridge Analytica and for Mr. Nix, who spent much of the past year making bold claims about the role his outfit played in the election of Mr. Trump. The company, founded by Stephen K. Bannon and Robert Mercer, a wealthy Republican donor who has put at least $15 million into it, offered tools that it claimed could identify the personalities of American voters and influence their behavior.
So-called psychographic modeling techniques, which were built in part with the data harvested from Facebook, underpinned Cambridge Analytica’s work for the Trump campaign in 2016. Mr. Nix once called the practice “our secret sauce,” though some have questioned its effectiveness.
But in recent days, the firm has found itself under increased scrutiny from lawmakers, regulators and prosecutors in the United States and Britain following reports in The New York Times and The Observer of London that the firm had harvested the Facebook data, and that it still had a copy of the information.
The reports quickly put Mr. Nix in the cross hairs of a Parliamentary committee investigating fake news and Russian interference in Britain’s referendum to exit the European Union. Earlier this month, he told the committee that Cambridge Analytica had never obtained or used Facebook data — a statement that the firm itself has contradicted in recent days.
But it was Monday’s broadcast by Channel 4 News in Britain that appeared to push the board of Cambridge Analytica to move against Mr. Nix. Channel 4 spent months investigating the company, and sent a reporter to pose as a prospective client from Sri Lanka, secretly filming the encounters with Mr. Nix.
The most damning footage was captured in January when Mr. Nix, sitting in a hotel bar in London, suggested the firm could send an attractive woman to seduce a rival candidate and secretly videotape the encounter, or send someone posing as a wealthy land developer to pass a bribe.
“We have a long history of working behind the scenes,” Mr. Nix said.
Continued at https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/20/world/europe/cambridge-analytica-ceo-suspended.html
Trump’s national security advisers warned him not to congratulate Putin. He did it anyway. | The Washington Post
President Trump did not follow specific warnings from his national security advisers Tuesday when he congratulated Russian President Vladimir Putin on his reelection — including a section in his briefing materials in all-capital letters stating “DO NOT CONGRATULATE,” according to officials familiar with the call.
Trump also chose not to heed talking points from aides instructing him to condemn the recent poisoning of a former Russian spy in Britain with a powerful nerve agent, a case that both the British and U.S. governments have blamed on Moscow.
The president’s conversation with Putin, which Trump described as a “very good call,” prompted fresh criticism of his muted tone toward one of the United States’ biggest geopolitical rivals amid the special counsel investigation into Russia’s election interference and the Trump campaign’s contacts with Russian officials.
Continued at https://www.washingtonpost.com/poli...738ebc-2c68-11e8-8ad6-fbc50284fce8_story.html
Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump 5 hours ago
“Special Council is told to find crimes, whether a crime exists or not. I was opposed to the selection of Mueller to be Special Council. I am still opposed to it. I think President Trump was right when he said there never should have been a Special Council appointed because.....
Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump 5 hours ago
...there was no probable cause for believing that there was any crime, collusion or otherwise, or obstruction of justice!” So stated by Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz.
Why was this leaked?
Because Trump's national security advisers were so upset about his incorrigibility when he literally only had one job.
Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump 35 minutes ago
I called President Putin of Russia to congratulate him on his election victory (in past, Obama called him also). The Fake News Media is crazed because they wanted me to excoriate him. They are wrong! Getting along with Russia (and others) is a good thing, not a bad thing.......
Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump 27 minutes ago
.....They can help solve problems with North Korea, Syria, Ukraine, ISIS, Iran and even the coming Arms Race. Bush tried to get along, but didn’t have the “smarts.” Obama and Clinton tried, but didn’t have the energy or chemistry (remember RESET). PEACE THROUGH STRENGTH!
Lots of Traitor” responses on Twitter
WHY CAN'T AMERICA SAY OUT LOUD DONALD TRUMP IS A TRAITOR ?
60% of us do
Tick tock mother fucker
Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump 10 minutes ago
Got $1.6 Billion to start Wall on Southern Border, rest will be forthcoming. Most importantly, got $700 Billion to rebuild our Military, $716 Billion next year...most ever. Had to waste money on Dem giveaways in order to take care of military pay increase and new equipment.
Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump 7 minutes ago
Democrats refused to take care of DACA. Would have been so easy, but they just didn’t care. I had to fight for Military and start of Wall.
Trump and Biden are both openly fantasizing about who would win in a fistfight | The Washington Post
Displeased Americans have found myriad ways to show that they are not particularly happy about the words President Trump has used when talking about women.
Thousands of protesters in pink hats descended on Washington and other cities the day after Trump was inaugurated — and many returned a year later. The faculty at one university tried to revoke the president’s honorary degree. And some politicians in Trump’s own party have taken to Twitter to tell him that his words were less than presidential.
But on Tuesday, former vice president Joe Biden told a crowd of thousands how he would share his discontent with Trump.
It does not involve words.
“A guy who ended up becoming our national leader said, ‘I can grab a woman anywhere, and she likes it,’ ” Biden said during a speech at the University of Miami, according to ABC News. “They asked me if I’d like to debate this gentleman, and I said ‘no.’ I said, ‘If we were in high school, I’d take him behind the gym and beat the hell out of him.’”
“I’ve been in a lot of locker rooms my whole life,” Biden continued. “I’m a pretty [darn] good athlete. Any guy that talked that way was usually the fattest, ugliest S.O.B. in the room.”
Trump was not impressed by Biden’s comments — and took to Twitter to say so.
Crazy Joe Biden is trying to act like a tough guy. Actually, he is weak, both mentally and physically, and yet he threatens me, for the second time, with physical assault. He doesn’t know me, but he would go down fast and hard, crying all the way. Don’t threaten people Joe!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 22, 2018
Biden’s remarks came at the University of Miami’s “It’s On Us” rally, aimed at “creating an environment where sexual assault and gender-based violence is unacceptable.”
But, as the president noted Thursday, Biden has made similar statements about Trump-based violence before.
Continued at https://www.washingtonpost.com/news...t-stop-talking-about-beating-up-donald-trump/
This Grandpa Tough Talk from Our Nation's Leaders Is Just Embarrassing
Trump's head lawyer in the Russia probe is quitting | VICE News
President Trump’s lead lawyer in the special counsel’s investigation of his campaign’s ties to Russia is quitting, the lawyer told NBC.
The attorney, John Dowd, joined the president’s legal team in June 2017. Dowd and Trump have frequently disagreed, most significantly about whether Trump should agree to an in person interview with special counsel Robert Mueller, according to the New York Times. Two people briefed on the matter told the Times that Dowd has already resigned.
Continued at https://news.vice.com/en_us/article/9kgybz/trumps-head-lawyer-john-dowd-in-russia-probe-is-quitting
EXCLUSIVE: ‘Lone DNC Hacker’ Guccifer 2.0 Slipped Up and Revealed He Was a Russian Intelligence Officer
By Spencer Ackerman and Kevin Poulsen, The Daily Beast, March 22, 2018
Guccifer 2.0, the “lone hacker” who took credit for providing WikiLeaks with stolen emails from the Democratic National Committee, was in fact an officer of Russia’s military intelligence directorate (GRU), The Daily Beast has learned. It’s an attribution that resulted from a fleeting but critical slip-up in GRU tradecraft.
That forensic determination has substantial implications for the criminal probe into potential collusion between President Donald Trump and Russia. The Daily Beast has learned that the special counsel in that investigation, Robert Mueller, has taken over the probe into Guccifer and brought the FBI agents who worked to track the persona onto his team.
While it’s unclear what Mueller plans to do with Guccifer, his last round of indictments charged 13 Russians tied to the Internet Research Agency troll farm with a conspiracy “for the purpose of interfering with the U.S. political and electoral processes, including the presidential election of 2016.” It was Mueller’s first move establishing Russian interference in the election within a criminal context, but it stopped short of directly implicating the Putin regime.
Mueller’s office declined to comment for this story. But the attribution of Guccifer 2.0 as an officer of Russia’s largest foreign intelligence agency would cross the Kremlin threshold — and move the investigation closer to Trump himself.
Continued at https://www.thedailybeast.com/exclu...evealed-he-was-a-russian-intelligence-officer
Trump thinks stealth jets are actually invisible
“Donald Trump introduced Lockheed Martin CEO Marillyn Hewson “
“Noting he had some of the great business leaders there, the president referred to “Marillyn Lockheed — the leading women’s business executive in this country” before highlighting the F-35.”
Donald Trump proves his omnibus veto threat was just a temper tantrum
The only thing more insulting than using DACA as a fig leaf for a veto threat was the fact that everyone knew he’d back down anyway.
Clever not to use GRUccifer 2.0. That would have been a tip-off.
This is nothing new but interesting still.
Movement disorder possible drug effect
Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump 1 hour ago
Many lawyers and top law firms want to represent me in the Russia case...don’t believe the Fake News narrative that it is hard to find a lawyer who wants to take this on. Fame & fortune will NEVER be turned down by a lawyer, though some are conflicted. Problem is that a new......
Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump 54 minutes ago
....lawyer or law firm will take months to get up to speed (if for no other reason than they can bill more), which is unfair to our great country - and I am very happy with my existing team. Besides, there was NO COLLUSION with Russia, except by Crooked Hillary and the Dems!
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