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Trump's land of delusion: Disregard the sycophants; the wheels are coming off, if they were ever on

Trump’s land of delusion: Disregard the sycophants; the wheels are coming off, if they were ever on

Rick Wilson

http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/trump-land-delusion-article-1.4010243

~snip~

The denials from Team Trump that they have anything to do with Russia, their assertions that they have no business in Russia, didn't collude with Russia, didn't coordinate with Russia, never borrowed money from Russians, didn't accept dirt on Hillary Clinton from Russia, don't know any Russians, have never met any Russians and have never heard of the country of Russia ring more hollow with every revelation.

~snip~

Trump's diplomatic pratfall on North Korea forced a pullout from the summit he had sold as the best thing since Trump University, and came just weeks after his breathless followers demanded that the Nobel Institute give Trump the Peace Prize. They did everything but fuel up Air Force One for a trip to Oslo, believing the deal to strip North Korea of its nuclear arsenal and intercontinental ballistic missiles to be done (Trump had basically tweeted as much), with nothing left to do but raise a champagne toast in Singapore.

Almost no one in the diplomatic, military or intelligence community believed for a moment that Kim Jong Un would fulfill his promises; Kim is a con man, conning a con man. Trump never understood that he is the mark in this con game, played by Kim with a helpful assist from Chinese President Xi Jinping.

~snip~

No matter how much he spins it, no matter how many cute brand names and catchphrases he tries to jam into the media flow, at his core, Donald Trump is a man in a rising sea of legal peril, political risk and catastrophic failures. This explains his increasingly erratic behavior and dangerous efforts to corrupt the special counsel process, the Justice Department, and American institutions more broadly.
Posted by bucolic_frolic | Sun May 27, 2018, 09:33 AM (11 replies)

James Clapper Russia Assessment Calls Donald Trump Legitimacy Into Question Rachel Maddow MSNBC



Also Sen. Jeff Flake's Harvard Speech, Paul Wood's January 2017 article on, essentially, collusion, Ukraine meeting with Trump that Cohen arranged.
Posted by bucolic_frolic | Fri May 25, 2018, 08:13 PM (6 replies)

Bipartisan U.S. election probe briefing expected in June: White House

Source: Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bipartisan group of congressional leaders will receive a briefing on the FBI probe into Russian election meddling, likely in early June, the White House said on Wednesday, following one planned for Thursday to which no Democrats were invited.

The briefing for the leaders from the Senate and House of Representatives, known as the Gang of 8, would take place after the Memorial Day congressional recess, White House spokesman Raj Shah said in a statement.

Two Republican lawmakers, and no Democrats, are expected to attend the Thursday meeting to review classified information relating to U.S. President Donald Trump’s suggestion the FBI might have used an informant to gather information on his 2016 election campaign.

Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer has called the plan to review classified information highly inappropriate and said such a meeting must include Democrats as a “check on the disturbing tendency of the president’s allies to distort facts and undermine the investigation and the people conducting it.”

Read more: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia-congress/bipartisan-u-s-election-probe-briefing-expected-in-june-white-house-idUSKCN1IP001?il=0



It gets worse from there, though the article does place the onus on Trump for saying a spy may have been implanted in his campaign for "political purposes". Depends on whether you think espionage is no big deal or not.
Posted by bucolic_frolic | Wed May 23, 2018, 09:11 PM (5 replies)

Saw these in my library today - might read one or two

Anyone given them a read yet? Only one is so recent as to be out this month.

True Believer: Stalin's Last American Spy Hardcover – September 6, 2016
by Kati Marton (Author)

https://www.amazon.com/True-Believer-Stalins-Last-American/dp/1476763763

Collusion: Secret Meetings, Dirty Money, and How Russia Helped Donald Trump Win Paperback – November 16, 2017
by Luke Harding (Author)

https://www.amazon.com/Collusion-Secret-Meetings-Russia-Helped/dp/0525562516

Gaslighting America: Why We Love It When Trump Lies to Us Hardcover – May 1, 2018
by Amanda Carpenter (Author)

https://www.amazon.com/Gaslighting-America-Love-When-Trump/dp/0062748009

Posted by bucolic_frolic | Wed May 23, 2018, 06:23 PM (0 replies)

Lawrence: DOJ Adapts Against President Donald Trump Attacks The Last Word MSNBC



"At some point, someone's going to have to fight." - David Frum
Posted by bucolic_frolic | Tue May 22, 2018, 07:53 AM (2 replies)

'Circus Act' Rudy DESTROYED in New Attack by Michael Avenatti AM Joy



I wasn't going to post this link, but at the 8:20 mark, Michael Avenatti is asked about additional women coming forward and he states, "at the end of the day" "many, many, many, many" women.

FOUR "many"s!!!
Posted by bucolic_frolic | Sun May 20, 2018, 07:21 PM (1 replies)

Donald Trump Toys With Abuse Of Office In Beef Against Washington Post Rachel Maddow MSNBC



Nixon weaponizing the IRS. Audits for political reasons. Political enemies list. Nixon hates the LA Times, directs IRS audits of the owners' tax returns looking for illegal immigrant employees, also used Immigration and Naturalization Service. Attorney General John Mitchell signed off on it for Nixon. This was the basis for Article 2 of Impeachment case against Nixon.
Posted by bucolic_frolic | Sat May 19, 2018, 08:30 AM (13 replies)

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Posted by bucolic_frolic | Mon May 14, 2018, 07:20 AM (0 replies)

How to die young at a very old age Nir Barzilai TEDxGramercy

Posted by bucolic_frolic | Sun May 13, 2018, 08:06 PM (0 replies)

Avenatti points to bribery sworn in court

Source: Twitter

Why was Ahmed Al-Rumaihi meeting with Michael Cohen and Michael Flynn in December 2016 and why did Mr. Al-Rumaihi later brag about bribing administration officials according to a sworn declaration filed in court?

https://twitter.com/MichaelAvenatti/status/995781076533510144

Read more: https://twitter.com/MichaelAvenatti/status/995781076533510144



There it is. Attorney Michael Avenatti has been in hot pursuit and he is allowing the world to see. Bribery. Pretty serious stuff.
Posted by bucolic_frolic | Sun May 13, 2018, 06:42 PM (18 replies)
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