13 December 2017

Five Takeaways from Alabama's
Startling Special Election:



A Democrat has been elected to the Senate from Alabama for the first time in a quarter-century, and the political earthquake has just begun....

29 November 2017

Flynn’s Deeds Are Much Worse Than We Thought

Flynn was basically selling his expertise to various foreign interests, 
negotiating to commit serious felonies on American soil on behalf 
of foreign governments... and working to keep it all secret


TPM:
This may not be surprising. Or it’s not out of the blue.
But it’s worth taking stock of the recent round of stories about disgraced
National Security Advisor Michael Flynn and what those stories
collectively tell us....

22 November 2017

Kushner Reportedly Worried as Russia Investigation Heats-Up: 'Do you think they'll get the president...?'


  • White House senior adviser Jared Kushner, who's also President Donald Trump's son-in-law, is said to be increasingly worried about the size and scope of the Russia investigation.
  • Kushner reportedly asked a friend whether the probe would become big enough to 'get the president.'
  • The investigation has expanded to include whether Trump attempted to obstruct justice when he fired James Comey as FBI director and whether Trump had a role in crafting a misleading statement his son Donald Trump Jr. released about a meeting with a Kremlin-connected lawyer at Trump Tower in June 2016.
  • Kushner is a central figure in both of those events...

19 November 2017

The Hidden History of Trump’s First Trip to Moscow

1987: a young real estate developer traveled to the Soviet Union. 
The KGB almost certainly made the trip happen...

It was 1984 and General Vladimir Alexandrovich Kryuchkov had a problem: the general occupied one of the KGB’s most exalted posts. He was head of the First Chief Directorate, the prestigious KGB arm responsible for gathering foreign intelligence....

17 November 2017

Why Putin Keeps Outsmarting Trump

Politico:
When the When the Art of the Deal meets the KGB, the KGB will 

always win. 

That’s the main thing I took away from this past weekend’s strange episode of President Donald Trump seeming to believe that Russian President 
Vladimir Putin actually believes Russia did not meddle in our 2016 election...

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