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READ IT: Bombshell evidence of Manafort's attempts to influence witness testimonies accidentally rel

Source: Raw Story

Special counsel Robert Mueller inadvertently released an un-redacted exhibit of evidence against former Donald Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort on Wednesday.

Natasha Bertrand, staff writer for The Atlantic and MSNBC contributor, posted the exhibit to her personal Twitter account.

Fifteen minutes later, Bertrand posted an update explaining the release was a mistake.
pecial counsel Robert Mueller inadvertently released an un-redacted exhibit of evidence against former Donald Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort on Wednesday.

Unredacted government exhibit showing alleged attempts by Manafort and Kilimnik to influence witness testimonies has been released. The witnesses, journalists Alan Friedman and Eckart Sager, produced the messages to the FBI. pic.twitter.com/GXFjxQi1qe

— Natasha Bertrand (@NatashaBertrand) June 13, 2018

Oh boy. Looks like releasing this unredacted was a mistake–special counsel has just re-filed this and other docs with redactions. (Kilimnik's name is redacted, too, interestingly.) https://t.co/qHFxoufX8e

— Natasha Bertrand (@NatashaBertrand) June 13, 2018

Read more: https://www.rawstory.com/2018/06/read-bombshell-evidence-manaforts-attempts-influence-witness-testimonies-accidentally-released/

Exclusive: Trump looking to erect tent cities to house unaccompanied children

Source: McClatchy


The Trump administration is looking to build tent cities at military posts around Texas to shelter the increasing number of unaccompanied migrant children being held in detention.

The Department of Health and Human Services will visit Fort Bliss, a sprawling Army base near El Paso in the coming weeks to look at a parcel of land where the administration is considering building a tent city to hold between 1,000 and 5,000 children, according to U.S. officials and other sources familiar with the plans.

HHS officials confirmed that they’re looking at the Fort Bliss site along with Dyess Air Force Base in Abilene and Goodfellow AFB in San Angelo for potential use as temporary shelters.

Read more here: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/politics-government/white-house/article213026379.html#storylink=cpy

Read more: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/politics-government/white-house/article213026379.html

Sheriff Arpaio is so proud today.

For children these will truly be death camps, to some extent so were Arpaio's.

Arizona's 'concentration camp': why was Tent City kept open for 24 years?

When asked about the comment by the Guardian in July, Arpaio brushed it off as a joke. “But even if it was a concentration camp, what difference does it make? I still survived. I still kept getting re-elected,” he said.

The jail survived too. For more than 20 years, Tent City stood within a larger jail compound in an industrial area 10 minutes south of downtown Phoenix. At its peak in the late 1990s, it comprised 82 Korean war-era military tents and housed 1,700 inmates. After 2009, it could hold up to 200 undocumented immigrants.


For months at a time, inmates sentenced for minor crimes slept under the green cloth tents on bunk beds perched on large cement slabs on gravel. In the summer, temperatures inside could reach up to 54C (130F) in the dry Arizona heat. Though there was an indoor air-conditioned unit where detainees could shower and take sick relief from the heat, they weren’t allowed to sleep there.


Otto Warmbier's parents: 'Hopefully something good' will come of Trump-Kim summit

Source: Cincinnati Enquirer

Nearly a year after they stood at Cincinnati's Lunken Airport to welcome home their son, the parents of Otto Warmbier said Tuesday they hope "something positive" can come out of the Singapore summit between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Fred and Cindy Warmbier of Wyoming, Ohio, issued a statement nearly a day after the two leaders met for the first time. At a news conference after the summit, Trump said Otto Warmbier's death "was not in vain" and help spur the nations to reach the diplomatic talks.

“We appreciate President Trump's recent comments about our family," the statement said. "We are proud of Otto and miss him. Hopefully something positive can come from this.”

Read more: https://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/2018/06/12/warmbiers-hopefully-something-good-come-summit/695023002/

It was six months ago that they made the claim, unsupported by the medical examiner, that Otto was horribly tortured into a coma by by North Korea. Until Otto's return, they blamed Obama for Otto's imprisonment (really and truly, Obama didn't capture the kid and hold him). It's nice to see that they've quickly moved on from the horror and convinced themselves that Trump did "some good".

The politics of hate supersedes everything.

Trump's Trade Adviser Apologizes for 'Inappropriate' Trudeau Comments

Source: Bloomberg

White House trade adviser Peter Navarro apologized for suggesting Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau deserved a “special place in hell” for a perceived breach in protocol against U.S. President Donald Trump.

“My job was to send a signal of strength,” he said at a conference in Washington on Tuesday. “The problem was that in conveying that message I used language that was inappropriate.”

“I own that, that was my mistake, those were my words.”

Read more: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-06-12/u-s-s-navarro-apologizes-for-inappropriate-trudeau-comments

But didn't Trump just say Canada will pay?

A Pruitt Aide's Attack on Zinke Angers the White House

Source: The Atlantic

As Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt faces a seemingly endless stream of scandal, his team is scrambling to divert the spotlight to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke. And the White House isn’t happy about it.

In the last week, a member of Pruitt’s press team, Michael Abboud, has been shopping negative stories about Zinke to multiple outlets, according to two sources with direct knowledge of the efforts, as well as correspondence reviewed by The Atlantic.

Abboud alleged to reporters that an Interior staffer conspired with former EPA deputy chief of staff Kevin Chmielewski to leak damaging information about the EPA, as part of a rivalry between Zinke and Pruitt. The collaboration, Abboud claimed, allowed the Interior staffer to prop up Zinke at the expense of Pruitt, and Chmielewski to “get back” at his former boss.

A White House official with knowledge of the events added: “Absolutely nothing Scott Pruitt did would surprise me.”


Read more: https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/05/epa-leaks/559607/

Why did Cohen have a hotel room? & Who is the AG in NYC?

Cohen lives near there, why would he have a hotel room? Hasn't he ever heard of a storage locker?

Who is the AG cooperating with Mueller? Is he loyal to Trump?

John Boltons Cambridge Analytica Connection

Bolton’s super PAC has paid Cambridge Analytica more than $1.1 million since 2014 for “research” and “survey research,” a Center for Public Integrity analysis of campaign finance filings shows.


The Bolton PAC is funded by all the usual suspects, but Robert Mercer is at the top of the list every time.

Bolton as national security advisor makes me feel safer already.

Anxiety:Trends that can't continue, won't

The long term damage to the country is obvious, but the pending immediate catastrophe has me genuinely worried, especially over the past two days. Say what you will about whether 9/11 could have been prevented, at least Bush left room for doubt. Trump brags about his strategy for the mid-terms.

In private conversations, Trump has told advisers that he doesn’t think the 2018 election has to be as bad as others are predicting. He has referenced the 2002 midterms, when George W. Bush and Republicans fared better after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, these people said.

Why can't he be stopped? How can there actually be no rule of law?

Featured Rising White House fear: Nunes memo is a dud

Source: Axios

Inside the Trump administration, sources who've been briefed on the Nunes memo expect it will be underwhelming and not the “slam dunk” document it's been hyped up to be.

What we're hearing: There is much more skepticism inside the administration than has been previously reported about the value of releasing the memo, according to sources familiar with the administration discussions.

Read more: https://www.axios.com/rising-white-house-fear-nunes-memo-is-a-dud-1517518110-483bac89-a164-4aa9-8841-97f6d3329005.html

FBIs Wray makes clear McCabes retirement tied to IGs Clinton report

Source: NBC

FBI Director Chris Wray made clear in a message sent to all bureau employees on Monday night that Deputy Director Andrew McCabe's decision to step aside was a result of forthcoming information to be detailed in an inspector general report, according to a copy of his message obtained by NBC News.

Wray alluded to having seen aspects of the IG's report into the way the FBI handled the investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private e-mail server.

"It would be inappropriate for me to comment on specific aspects of the IG's review right now," Wray said in the message. "But I can assure you that I remain staunchly committed to doing this job, in every respect, 'by the book.' I will not be swayed by political or other pressure in my decision making."

Read more: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/fbi-s-wray-makes-clear-mccabe-s-retirement-tied-ig-n842671

What's in the IG report?
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