Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Putin suspended from Twitter

Flynn aided Mueller on three investigations, according to the filing. Details of the other two investigations are redacted — one is identified as a “criminal” investigation.

BREAKING: Special counsel Robert Mueller's office is okay if Michael Flynn doesn't serve any prison time — his crime was "serious," prosecutors said, but he also "substantially" assisted the government, per filing tonight

Mueller's office says Flynn "began providing information to the government not long after the government first sought his cooperation." And his guilty plea "likely affected the decisions of related firsthand witnesses to be forthcoming with the SCO."

The recommendation of no jail time for Flynn, apart from its obvious irony for the man who led chants of “lock her up,” reflects both the timeliness and significance of his help. That most of the details are redacted signals he has given far more than we or the President may know

NBC News: There appears, although the redacted documents do not make it completely clear, that there is a separate criminal investigation going on outside of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's purview for which Flynn has been providing significant assistance

The thing about pleading the Fifth is, you only do it if your testimony would incriminate you.

As we wait for Mueller to drop LTG (ret) Flynn's sentencing recommendation, here's a helpful reminder of who and what Mikey actually

Roger Stone invokes his Fifth Amendment protection to decline to share documents with the Judiciary Committee. per a letter posted by Sen. Feinstein

Dear @RandPaul (R) Moscow, “Deep state” is Turkish and suddenly sprung to prominence during the highly suspicious “coup” attempt there in 2016. Subsequently, the term was used to label Erdogan’s foes & opposition who were arrested for treason.

Katie Couric, Woody Allen: Jeffrey Epstein's Society Friends Close Ranks

After briefing with CIA Dir. Haspel, Sen. Corker says there is "zero question" in his mind that Saudi Crown Prince bin Salman ordered killing of Jamal Khashoggi:

Breaking News: Senators said a closed C.I.A. briefing solidified their belief that the Saudi crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, ordered Jamal Khashoggi's murder

Scooplet: Alt-right internet troll & alleged Holocaust denier Chuck Johnson tied to bitcoin donation from mystery LLC to super PAC supporting GOP Florida Republican Congressman Matt Gaetz

Lindsey Graham rips Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for the death of Jamal Khashoggi: "There’s not a smoking gun, there’s a smoking saw."

"If they were in a Democratic administration, I would be all over them for being in the pocket of Saudi Arabia.”

No other President would be so brazen: The Trump hotel building is owned by the gov’t & its lease has a clause barring any “elected official of the government of the US” from deriving “benefit.” Trump & Ivanka, both retained their stakes in the property.

Flynn Cooperation about to drop

Here we go...

For more than two decades, Republicans have falsely accused Democrats of stealing elections. Now we have a case of potential election fraud that may have benefited a Republican congressional candidate—and Republicans don't want to talk about it.

GOP Rep. Chris Stewart defends Trump on Khashoggi: "Journalists disappear" all the time

So how many times has this secretly happened before all over the country? This absentee ballot stealing scheme wasn’t invented this year.

This is carnage. The Dow is off nearly 700 points

AP FACT CHECK: Entire Trump tweet on immigrant aid is wrong

Exclusive: A second woman, Cheryl Kinlaw, tells me she was paid $100 by McCrae Dowless to pickup absentee ballots. She said she never thought it was illegal because Dowless "has been doing it for years." She says needed extra money for Christmas presents.

Analysis | GOP senators come out and say it: The Trump administration is covering up Khashoggi’s killing

Stock Market Drops 700+ Points As Trump Declares Himself 'Tariff Man'

Trump is right, Europe is wrong, Pompeo declares in Brussels

Where’s Trump’s Wall? Republicans Refused to Pay for It

NEW: More than 400 fmr DOJ officials & attorneys —incl. more than 300 fmr career DOJ employees who served under both Dem and GOP admins— have signed a statement saying they’re “disturbed” by Trump’s appointment of Matthew Whitaker as acting AG.

The Dow is down 600 Wait til the Flynn stuff hits.

Down 800

The D.C. and Maryland attorneys general plan to file subpoenas seeking records from the Trump Organization, the IRS and dozens of other entities in their lawsuit accusing Trump of profiting off the presidency

Let’s broadcast this for folks who want to dig into the Epstein pedophile ring. These are from the FBI’s FOIA Library

Miami Herald went to NY fed court for sealed docs in a civil case filed by Virginia Roberts. She alleged Epstein & an associate ran an internatl sex trafficking op. Case was settled in 2017 & sealed. In Aug a judge denied the motion. They are appealing

Jeffrey Epstein, multi-millionaire sex offender, settles suit and apologizes

BREAKING: House GOP campaign arm @NRCC suffered major hack during heat of 2018 midterm election

BREAKING: Jeffrey Epstein settles, apologizes to accusers’ lawyer

Actually @lindseygrahamSC, a “good soldier” refuses to obey an illegal order. As former JAG, you should know that.

Holy BALLS....@SenateGOP @SenateDems are RAGING after CIA Dir debriefing. Holy mother of gawd...this will not bring Mr Khashoggi back but @realDonaldTrump @jaredkushner @SecPompeo defended BONE SAW MbS ...finally some bipartisanship

You know, folks, in 2009 Mark Epstein, Jeffrey Epstein's brother, gave a deposition in a civil case about Jeffrey and Trump being on a plane together. He said they were friends. 'Were there girls on the plane?' he's asked. The next page in the deposition record is blank.

Math, spelling, grammar, and logic errors, all in one tweet! What a time to be alive

The Palm Beach trial starts today at 9am EST and dozens of women will make public their accounts of how Epstein abused them for the first time-this testimony could have serious implications for others. You can watch the proceedings live here:

Saudi Arabia is not a U.S. ally no matter how many times the president, Pompeo, and other senior administration officials affirm it

EXCLUSIVE: Facebook lets users post about killing immigrants and minorities

MSNBC’s Mika says Trump’s ‘strange’ lurching behavior betrays his creeping terror of Mueller

Whoa: "Three men from Northern Virginia have been charged with defrauding the Department of Defense of nearly ***$9 billion*** in contracts for logistical support to U.S. forces in Afghanistan."

"Why do so many people around this President feel the need to lie about Ru

My colleague @BarakRavid writes that Israeli PM Bibi Netanyahu has accused the police and media of carrying out a “witch hunt” against him.

Why Does Alex Acosta Still Have a Job?

Italian Mafia 'godfather' Settimo Mineo held in Sicily raid

Dog owners: Here is a list of dry dog foods recalled for high levels of vitamin D that can cause kidney failure and death. This is an evolving situation and this list may grow.

“Cohen has concluded that his life has been utterly destroyed by his relationship with Mr. Trump and his own actions, and to begin anew he needed to speed up the legal process by quickly confessing his crimes....”

Peter Sean Brown was born in Philadelphia, grew up in New Jersey, and moved to Florida. He's a U.S. citizen with a Florida driver’s license, but @ICEgov ordered him deported to Jamaica, where he's never lived, because his fingerprint looked suspicious.

Follow the tributes and services for President George H.W. Bush

Roberts: “I had sexual intercourse with Dershowitz at least 6 times, The first time was when I was about 16, during my servitude to Epstein.” Dershowitz, was part of Epstein’s criminal defense team, & turned into Trump’s most distinguished defender on TV.

Must be true if Dersh has not sued yet.

Russia's Novak calls U.S. sanctions against energy ministry unit 'baseless'

Fuck off Vllad

You have to be supremely stupid to not actually know the $150B was from frozen Iranian accounts dating back to 1979

Dershowitz’s Motion for limited intervention Again he has vehemently denied the allegations setfoth by Jane Does # 3 & # 4 I offer no opinion, this is simply an informational public document

Mourners line up to honor former President Bush at U.S. Capitol

ICYMI: Felix Sater (former Trump business associate, convicted felon and childhood friend of Michael Cohen) claimed in 2015 he had lined up funding from VTB, a huge Russian bank of which the Kremlin owns 60%, for a Trump Organization project in Moscow

Scott Walker signals support for Republican plan to shrink power of Tony Evers, Josh Kaul

There is something wrong with him.

Here's why Facebook and Twitter aren't stopping the flood of false and toxic content

Russian navy to begin teaching in Kerch Strait today

"The transition from democracy to personality cult begins with a leader who is willing to lie all the time, in order to discredit the truth as such. The transition is complete when people can no longer distinguish between truth and feeling." My recent oped

NEW: Before James Alex Fields left for Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, his mother texted "Be careful." He replied "We're not the ones who need to be careful" and included a photo of Adolf Hitler. Prosecutors say it shows intent and motive. Defense says it's prejudicial.

Jeffrey Epstein's Little Black Book REDACTED

Blumenthal wants Don Jr. and other witnesses to come back before the Judiciary Committee: "Lying to Congress is a federal crime. It is critical for the integrity of the Committee's investigative process" to determine if witnesses "prevent[ed] us from getting to the truth."

Is anyone surprised that WikiLeaks is coming to Jerome Corsi’s defense?

Trump's Decision to Stand by Saudi Prince Has Netanyahu's Fingerprints on It

Greta Van Susteren asked Trump about climate change. Talking nonsense as usual, he said the problem is that other countries have "not-good air that comes over to the United States." He said of China's Xi: "He's got to do something with his climate."

🔥There’s an ongoing secret fight between Mueller and someone who is fighting a grand jury #subpoena. A Trump-appointed judge recused.🤔 My best guess is that the grand jury subpoenaed @realDonaldTrump and/or his business, and Trump is fighting it. Hearing will be Dec 14.

This week, Mueller is due to make 3 crucial court filings -- sentencing memos for Flynn, Cohen & Manafort. Each document will tell us something important about what the future holds for these defendants & about what Mueller knows & where he might be headed

.@SecretaryAcosta’s obscene coverup of these child rapes when he was the US Attorney in Florida cannot be allowed to stand. Dozens of Jeffrey Epstein’s young victims — who were victimized all over again by Acosta’s gross abuse of prosecutorial power — will finally be heard.

Ex-federal prosecutor Peter Zeidenberg: Cohen's disclosure exposes not just Trump as having lied about his business interests in Russia, it potentially also exposes his family, namely Don Jr. and Jared Kushner, who have both testified before Congress.

Well look at this. In rare speech, head of M16 says expulsion of diplomats post-Skripal "significantly degraded Russian intelligence capability". So MI6 is admitting that Alexander Udod - Arron Banks & Andy Wigmore's contact at Russian embassy - was a spy?

Manafort, who has been in jail since June and (per his former business partner) broke since mid-2016, still has $$ for a spox. Who is paying for that?

U.S. Postal Service to Suspend Service Wednesday in Tribute to George H.W. Bush

Bush family promised Trump that funeral would avoid criticizing him: report

Looking forward to reading Gen. Flynn’s sentencing memo today. This will be one of the best ways we get to begin to see how the Special Counsel’s Office (SCO) is investigating and prosecuting #TeamTreason and how they are using those who have flipped to set out the facts.

Georgia group can prove illegal voter purge by Kemp

This is part of #Kremlingate. This is the reality of what the #Kremlin has on Trump. It is not now and never has been a “Pee Tape” unless you understand the “P” means pedophile. The real P tapes (plural) are allegedly of Mr. Trump and underaged victims.

World stocks shrivel as trade truce doubts, economic woes gather

Iran's president threatens again to close Strait of Hormuz if US moves to block Iranian oil exports.

As North Carolina officials investigate absentee ballot tampering allegations, a review of some of the ballots reveals many were signed by the same small group of people -- some of whom are connected to an operative for the Republican candidate's campaign

U.S. law firm finds evidence of Rohingya genocide in Myanmar

President Trump is building a new liberal order, says Pompeo

Uh huh

President #Putin’s bodyguards now have impressive titles — and land worth many millions in #Russia’s most expensive region. The workers and pensioners who previously held the property say they were swindled out of it.

Trump Jr. Invested in a Hydroponic Lettuce Company Whose Chair Was Seeking Trump Administration Funds — “Trump, Inc.” Podcast Extra

On @Breakingviews: Trump and Xi Jinping called a trade war ceasefire for 90 days. The best case scenario could be that the deadline gets extended

Michael Cohen has told friends he's mystified that he's taking the fall for actions he carried out on behalf of Trump, who remains unscathed

Ukraine says Russia had partially restored access to its ports on the Azov Sea after building tensions in the area

A Saudi dissident close to Jamal Khashoggi has filed a lawsuit charging that an Israeli software company helped the royal court take over his smartphone and spy on his communications with Khashoggi, NYT reports.

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Rural Americans Are Now The Biggest Percentage Of Food Stamp Recipients

In the Blink of an Eye, a Hunt for Oil Threatens Pristine Alaska

Selling Christmas ornaments and trying to get daddy to love him, the eric trump story.

America may get its most intimate look yet inside Robert Mueller's secretive Russia investigation in the next four days

CIA Director to Brief Senate Leaders on Khashoggi's Death Tomorrow (TUESDAY).

Woman says she was paid to collect absentee ballots in North Carolina House race

Lawrence: This should be an article of impeachment

Fed's Powell Says Strong Economy Hasn't Reached All Americans

After losing women in midterms -- Republicans will let Violence Against Women Act expire as their final act of Congress

“I think Putin is prodding, he’s prodding the Ukrainians, he’s prodding Europe, he’s prodding the United States, he’s testing the waters … to see what he can get away with,”

Len Blavatnik was born in Ukraine. He lives in New York and London. He has UK and US citizenship. But Len Blavatnik is a Russian mobster. His work history alone proves it

THIS! Trump cabinet member's leniency toward sex offender stirs outrage

Accusers of sex offender Epstein to get new chance at justice

‘Bipartisan’ Group No Labels Sought Donations From Peter Thiel, David Koch

Bernie Sanders' supporters gave him money that many could not afford. Tens of millions of dollars went to Tad Devine, Putin's man in Ukraine with Paul Manafort. Do not give your money to Bernie Sanders again. Do your own research, please

#Russia's state TV drags out "Fire & Fury," massages it on various TV programs as an accurate portrayal of Trump, who "understands very little about politics." Participants reiterate there was no reason for Putin to meet with Trump at #G20, because "his power is very limited."

Trump’s utter inability to grapple with basic problems His staff’s unwillingness to maintain any semblance of unity and loyalty suggests they don't think it’s in their interest to be associated with the man who makes mincemeat of every policy issue

Britain can end Brexit unilaterally, EU court advisor says

During meetings with the president-elect of Ecuador in May 2017, Paul Manafort suggested he could help negotiate a deal for the handover of Julian Assange to the U.S., NYT reports. The talks ended without any deals. Days later, Mueller was appointed

Endgame: Mueller's prosecutors are telling defense lawyers they are "tying up loose ends" in the Russia probe as they prepare to file 3 crucial memos this week on their most high profile defendants: Flynn, Manafort and Cohen.

The Manafort memo on Friday "will be public," Mueller's office tells me, indicating prosecutors will detail for all to read what prosecutors believe the ex-Trump campaign chair lied about. Should be interesting reading.

Dan Quayle refuses to apologize for calling President Donald Trump "this weird droopy bitch over here" at George H.W. Bush's memorial service. "I spoke from the heart," Quayle told me.

UPDATE: Lisa Britt, who was the witness for 44 mail-in abstentee ballots in Bladen County North Carolina, is the step-daughter of Leslie McCrae Dowless, the man at the center of the controversy who has previously been convicted of felony fraud

"Jury selection is scheduled to begin ... for a civil trial that — for the first time — could give Mr. Epstein’s victims, who are now adults, a chance to publicly testify about their attempts to win justice after the sexual abuse they endured as children"

SCOOP: PAUL MANAFORT suggested he could broker a deal for the handover of JULIAN ASSANGE to the U.S. during a mtg last May with Ecuadorian president-elect @LENIN, who wanted debt relief in exchange. The talks went nowhere. Days later, MUELLER was appointed

The D.C. and Maryland attorneys general say they're moving forward with subpoenas for records in their case accusing Trump of profiting off the presidency. Subpoenas are expected to be sent out within hours, according to the AP.

Mar-a-Lago club members reviewed confidential $10 billion VA contract before its release

JUST IN: Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on his way to Russia to meet with President Vladimir Putin

Cohen says he kept 'Client 1' apprised of Kremlin contacts


Dems & Repubs support a bill criminalizing speech critical of Israel that could yield up to 20 years in prison and $1 million fine. You can call Africa a sh*thole, criticize America, but leave Israel’s inhumane treatment of Palestinians alone.

‘This is Britain...A Britain that...looks like a “managed” democracy. Paid for by a US billionaire. Using military-style technology... This isn’t about Remain or Leave... It’s about the first step into a brave, new, increasingly undemocratic world.’