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So Manafort used to be a practicing attorney with a law degree from Georgetown

So how could he "not know" he was breaking all kinds of laws?
Not very likely.

Michael Cohen just admitted Trump knew in advance Trump Tower Meeting

Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former personal attorney, claims that then-candidate Trump knew in advance about the June 2016 meeting in Trump Tower in which Russians were expected to offer his campaign dirt on Hillary Clinton, sources with knowledge tell CNN. Cohen is willing to make that assertion to special counsel Robert Mueller, the sources said.

Cohen's claim would contradict repeated denials by Trump, Donald Trump Jr., their lawyers and other administration officials who have said that the President knew nothing about the Trump Tower meeting until he was approached about it by The New York Times in July 2017.

https://www.cnn.com/2018/07/26/politics/michael-cohen-donald-trump-june-2016-meeting-knowledge/index.html

New BBC Documentary Alleges Trump Pursued Models As Young As 17

The documentary is scheduled to premiere in the US and Canada on Saturday, July 21, at 10:30am EST, with another airing on Sunday afternoon. The report was not initially available for streaming outside of Europe, but outlets such as VICE News and the Mirror gained access when it first aired, and the BBC put out a press release today detailing some of the allegations from the documentary.

The half-hour show features two women and a man who say they witnessed Trump’s behavior at parties in the ’80s and ’90s. One woman, Barbara Pilling — who has never spoken publicly before about Trump — said she met the president at a New York party in the late 1980s, where he questioned her over her age. When she responded 17, the president allegedly responded, “Oh, great. So you’re not too old and not too young. That’s just great.”

(He is such a disgusting pig. Every single day, it is one thing or another!)

https://www.thecut.com/2018/07/donald-trump-sex-pest-bbc.html

WTH? Trumpy supporters are now thanking Russia for their meddling...

I am so disgusted with these Trumpskis! A new line of punditry is bubbling up among the president’s followers online: It was a positive thing that the Russians hacked the 2016 election.

Skimming #MAGA Twitter, it’s easy to see the outlines of the pro-Russian-meddling argument emerging: America interferes in other countries’ elections, so it can’t be that bad; exposing Democrats’ hacked emails was a victory for transparency; keeping Clinton out of office was so urgent and important that it warranted some foreign intervention.

Of course, the dangers of celebrating foreign interference in the American democratic process—regardless of which party benefits—should be self-evident. But that’s a slippery slope some Trump supporters don’t seem afraid of tumbling down.


https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/07/trump-voters-putin-russia/565592/

Faux News' John Roberts calls himself "An Enemy Of The State" after Trumpy's tweet

Same guy that defended NBC's Kristen Welker and CNN against trumpy the other day, I swear this guy is trying to get himself fired, lol

Fox News’ chief White House correspondent John Roberts responded to Trump via Twitter on Thursday in a slight variation to his usual refrain...

"President Trump doubles down on his “fake news media - enemy of the people” mantra for reporting that his meeting with Putin was widely panned by members of his own party. That makes me an enemy of the state."

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/fox-news-reporter-calls-himself-an-enemy-of-the-state-after-trump-tweet_us_5b50d510e4b0fd5c73c356f8



NY Is Said To Open Tax Inquiry Into Trump Foundation

Source: The New York Times

The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance has opened an investigation into whether the Donald J. Trump Foundation violated state tax laws, a move that could lead to a criminal referral for possible prosecution, according to two state officials familiar with the inquiry.

The officials would not say when the investigation started, or what activities it may be scrutinizing. But it seemed likely that the inquiry may cover some of the same issues raised by the New York attorney general, Barbara D. Underwood, in a lawsuit filed against the Trump Foundation last month.

The attorney general’s lawsuit accused the foundation of violating campaign finance laws, self-dealing and illegally coordinating with the Trump presidential campaign. It seeks to dissolve the foundation, recover millions of dollars in restitution and temporarily bar President Trump and three of his children from serving in leadership positions at any nonprofit operating in New York.

A criminal inquiry could reveal additional information beyond the scope of the lawsuit, such as the president’s tax returns. If the investigation found possible criminal activity, it could then refer its findings to a law enforcement agency, such as the state attorney general’s office or a district attorney. That agency could present the findings to a grand jury, according to the two officials, both senior members of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s office, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to protect an active investigation.



Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/18/nyregion/trump-foundation-tax-investigation-cuomo.html



(Can't wait to see his tax returns)

New inquiry may reveal Trumpy's tax returns!

The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance has opened an investigation into whether the Donald J. Trump Foundation violated state tax laws, a move that could lead to a criminal referral for possible prosecution, according to two state officials familiar with the inquiry.

The attorney general’s lawsuit accused the foundation of violating campaign finance laws, self-dealing and illegally coordinating with the Trump presidential campaign. It seeks to dissolve the foundation, recover millions of dollars in restitution and temporarily bar President Trump and three of his children from serving in leadership positions at any nonprofit operating in New York.

A criminal inquiry could reveal additional information beyond the scope of the lawsuit, such as the president’s tax returns. If the investigation found possible criminal activity, it could then refer its findings to a law enforcement agency, such as the state attorney general’s office or a district attorney. That agency could present the findings to a grand jury, according to the two officials, both senior members of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s office, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to protect an active investigation.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/18/nyregion/trump-foundation-tax-investigation-cuomo.html

Let HIM be shocked!

(Article from Miami Herald) In Helsinki, Trump was everything he professes to despise. Weak. Feeble. Impotent.

Some of Mr. Trump’s own advisers privately said they were shocked …”

Shocked? Really?

After almost two years of unending chaos, the only shocking thing about Donald Trump’s disastrous Helsinki press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin is that some people were apparently shocked. That suggests they expected better, which, in turn, suggests they still don’t understand what we’re dealing with.

That should be obvious by now to anyone with eyes. And if it was disappointing to hear that some observers were “shocked,” it was downright gag-inducing to see certain members of his party line up to condemn him and the Trump whisperers at Fox blanch and gulp at his behavior. As if they had not long enabled, rationalized and defended with specious reasoning and strategic outrage this amateur-hour presidency.

It was appalling, yes. But it was also predictable. And that’s an important point, because if we are to survive this existential emergency, it starts with being clear-eyed about the clear and present danger we face. This is not a good man, not a patriotic man, not a moral, smart or brave man. All of us should know that by now.

So yes, let us be angry, be determined, be resilient, but let us not be shocked by Trump. That's a waste of time. November is coming.

Let him be shocked by US.

https://www.miamiherald.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/leonard-pitts-jr/article215076415.html


How long before Fox news fires John Roberts?

While reporting on the queen, he goes against trump and defends MSNBC reporter Kristen Welker & the reporters at CNN

Trumpverstehers - who are these secret Trump sympathizers and how many are out there?

*I think they are more dangerous to our democracy than the openly crazy trumpsters because they fly under our radar.

Interesting article in Atlantic Magazine...
"We know about the president’s most vocal supporters. But what about his more discreet following?
These are not the mass of his supporters who fear the loss of jobs to global trade or automation; they are not the rural white Americans who feel threatened by immigration, ravaged by the opioid epidemic, and treated contemptuously by a bicoastal elite. In fact, by background, income, and employment, they are actually members of that elite.

Most of them are partly closeted Trumpverstehers. That is, they are judicious about to whom and how they divulge their views. But they have said enough to me that I can reconstruct their arguments for being more hostile to President Donald Trump’s critics than to him; for being unwilling to criticize him more than faintly, if at all; and in some cases, for taking an unabashedly positive view of some of his accomplishments."

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/07/trumps-closeted-sympathizers/564743/



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