Tuesday, May 8, 2018

After significant investigation, we have discovered that Mr. Trump’s atty Mr. Cohen received approximately $500,000 in the mos. after the election from a company controlled by a Russian Oligarc with close ties to Mr. Putin. These monies may have reimbursed the $130k payment.

AT&T confirms they paid Michael Cohen for consulting.

The Daily Beast says it can confirm that Michael Cohen received hundreds of thousands of dollars from a company controlled by Putin-aligned Russian oligarch Viktor Vekselberg.

Dutch attorney Alex van der Zwaan is now the first person imprisoned in connection with Mueller’s investigation, Politico reports

We have reached out to AT&T and Novartis about Avenatti’s claim that they paid Cohen $200K and $400K respectively. If they didn’t pay him, it seems very easy to put all this to rest. But if they did, in fact, wire money to the president’s lawyer’s secret LLC … buckle up folks.

The Executive Summary from our first Preliminary Report on Findings may be accessed via the link below. Mr. Trump and Mr. Cohen have a lot of explaining to do.

Joint statement from Prime Minister May, Chancellor Merkel and President Macron following President Trump’s statement on Iran

Trump’s pick to run the CIA, Gina Haspel, had a supervisory role in the torture program. Some of the inhuman abuse it entailed

Opinion: The Daily Beast refuses to budge on its Gina Haspel story

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Kerry tears into Trump over Iran decision: He's "dragging the world to the brink" of war

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's president says if negotiations fail, Islamic Republic will enrich uranium 'more than before ... in next weeks'

NEW: Michael Cohen just mortgaged his multi-million-dollar condo in the swanky Trump Park Avenue building on the Upper East Side of Manhattan as part of a $9 million loan deal related to his troubled taxicab business.

There are few issues more important to the security of the US than the potential spread of nuclear weapons or the potential for even more destructive war in the Middle East. Today’s decision to put the JCPOA at risk is a serious mistake. My full statement:

MSNBC host Hugh Hewitt is getting favors from Scot Pruitt while defending him publicly

Cyrus Vance is investigating Schneiderman. We remember Vance, don't we?

Iran's president says it will negotiate staying in nuclear deal with European countries, Russia and China despite U.S. withdrawal

From newly-appointed acting NY AG Barbara Underwood: “Our work continues without interruption.”

Does Trump seem high to you?


Defector: WikiLeaks ‘Will Lie to Your Face’

The loss of one man will not stop the Trump investigations

After announcing U.S. withdrawal from Iran nuclear deal, Pres. Trump announces Sec. of State Mike Pompeo is en route to North Korea to prepare for upcoming summit with Kim Jong Un.

Dem. senators are joining national security experts & the leaders of France & Great Britain in urging @POTUS not to withdraw from the Iran deal. Leaving #JCPOA would increase the risk of a nuclear crisis & permanently damage our credibility in future international negotiations.

As #Florida's "...run by former hospital executive Rick Scott, you might assume the state would have a solid health-care system. But Scott is a profiteer whose company stole an unprecedented amount of money from Medicare and Medicaid in the 90s..."

Leaving the Iran deal would play right into Putin’s hands, says former US ambassador to Russia

Donald Trump is about to put Israel in immediate danger

US military wives threatened by Russian hackers posing as IS

Opinion: CNN fights to keep internal editorial guidelines under wraps. Why?

Nunes doubles down on holding Sessions in contempt over Russia files

Melania Trump faces new plagiarism row over cyber safety booklet

Trump Administrations Nerve Center for Sanctions Policy Is Depleted at the Worst Possible Time

Conspiracy Theory! Heres the RFK-Era Decision That Could Take Down Trump.

10 journalists were killed in Afghanistan one week ago today. I spoke with Kabul-based correspondent @MujMash, who is mourning the loss of friends and colleagues.

'Dying because of hypocrisy': Former megachurch pastor says Trump-loving evangelicals are digging their own graves

New U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem: A stone plaque and $400,000 in renovations, for now

Did Trump Jr. know before hand?

10:15 NY AG Who Investigated President Donald Trump Quits In Scandal

Former Trump campaign aide Sam Nunberg and Stormy Daniels’ attorney Michael Avenatti join Ari Melber to discuss Rudy Giuliani and Michael Cohen. Avenatti questions Sam Nunberg on whether Michael Cohen sold “access” to Trump during the campaign and Nunberg claims there are likely other women who have "signed agreements” with Trump that are yet to come forward

The U.S. Voting System Remains Vulnerable 6 Months Before Election Day. What Now?

On the cusp of diversionary war with Iraq

Report: Donald Trump "Frustrated" With Giuliani Over Stormy Daniels Saga

Politico reports that Trump is hearing from advisors that Giuliani isn’t helping Trump’s case and the President is said to be listening.

More than 30,000 nursing home eviction notices to be sent in Louisiana Thursday

Peter Thiel has emerged as an unlikely player in the debate over Iran’s nuclear deal

The Secret EPA Files, 10,073 pages of emails as Pruitt dances with oil/gas/coal/chemical/homebuilders/automakers/farm groups/conservative anti regulatory types, all while trying to keep it hidden from the public

Sean Hannity and others are blaming the special counsel for one of the F.B.I.’s worst scandals. But there is no evidence to back up their charges.

Iran accelerates oil exports as Trump sanctions deadline looms

.@JaneMayerNYer @RonanFarrow with a bombshell story: four women accuse NY AG Eric Schneiderman of physical abuse. Devastating,

After suing Harvey Weinstein, Eric Schneiderman, New York’s Attorney General, faces a #MeToo reckoning of his own.

It was an unkindness to the first lady for the White House to claim she created a pamphlet about children's online habits when, in fact, it was made years ago during the Obama administration. -particularly given her RNC speech fiasco.

Special counsel Robert Mueller rejects President Trump's request to answer questions in writing

Trump to Mueller investigators: ‘Just wait ‘till the Courts get to see your unrevealed Conflicts of Interest’

Opinion | Dear President Trump: You can be tough on terrorism without using torture