Sunday, April 15, 2018

The Law Is Coming, Mr. Trump - Part 1 & 2

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Posted By: Mike Malloy
Published on Apr 11, 2018











 
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There's an editorial in the New York Times that I guess will appear in tomorrow's paper,
yeah because today's the 10th and they're usually a day behind from from you know from the web New York Times.



Anyway I got to share this with you listen up, why don't we take a step back and contemplate what Americans and the

world are witnessing.

Early Monday morning FBI agents raided the New York
office home and hotel room of the personal lawyer for the President of the United States. They seized evidence of possible federal crimes including bank fraud, wire fraud campaign finance violations related to payoffs made to women including a porn actress who say they had affairs with the president before he took office and were paid off and intimidated into silence.

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That evening last night the president, surrounded himself with the top American military officials and launched unbidde into a tirade against the top American law enforcement officials officials of his own government accusing them of what he called an Attack on our Country, oh also The Times' report on Monday evening that investigators were examining a hundred and fifty thousand dollar donation to the president' personal foundation from a Ukrainian steel magnate given during the American presidential campaign in exchange for a twenty minute video appearance from Trump,meanwhile the president's former campaign chairman is under indictment and his former national security adviser has pleaded guilty to lying to investigators his son-in-law (Jared Kushner, to the right) and other associates are also under investigation!

This is your PRESIDENT ladies and gentlemen this is how Donald Trump does business and these are the kinds of people he surrounds himself with. Mr. Trump spent his career in the company of developers and celebrities and also of grifters con sharks goons and crooks he cuts corners he lies he cheats he brags about it and for the
most part he's gotten away with it protected by threats of litigation hush money and his own bravado those methods may be proving to have their limits when they are applied from the Oval Office the Republican leaders in Congress still keep a cowardly silence.

Mr. Trump now has real reason to be afraid, a raid on a lawyer's office doesn't happen every day, it means that multiple government
officials and a federal judge had reason to believe that they'd find evidence of a crime there and that they didn't trust the lawyer not to destroy that evidence on Monday when he appeared with his national security team Mr. Trump whose motto could be the buck stops anywhere but here angrily blamed everyone he could think of for what he called the unfairness of the investigation that has already consumed the first year of his presidency yet is only now starting to heat up!

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He said Attorney General Jeff Sessions (left) made "quote" A very terrible mistake "end quote" by recusing himself from overseeing the investigation the implication being that are more loyal Attorney General would have instructed justice and blocked the investigation. 

He complained about what he called the horrible things that Hillary Clinton did and what he called all of the crimes that were committed he called the A-Team and investigators from the office of the Special Counsel Robert Mueller quote the most biased group of people as for Mr. Mueller himself we'll see what happens Mr. Trump said many people have said you, should fire him, in fact
the raids on the premises used by Mr. Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen were conducted by the public corruption unit of the federal Attorney's Office and Manhattan and at the request not of the special counsels team but under a search warrant that investigators in New York obtained following a referral by
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Mr. Mueller (left) who first consulted with the Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein (right) to sum up a Republican appointed former FBI director consulted with the Republican appointed Deputy Attorney General who then authorized a referral to an FBI field office not known for its anti-trump bias deep state indeed Mr. Trump also railed against the authorities who he said broke into Mr. Cohen's office, attorney-client privilege is dead the president tweeted early this morning during what was presumably his executive time.

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He's wrong the privilege is one of the most sacrosanct in the American legal system but it does not protect communications in furtherance of a crime anyway one might ask if this is all a big witch-hunt and Mr. Trump has nothing illegal or untoward to hide why does he care about the privilege in the first place? The answer is of course he has a lot to hide this wasn't even the first early morning raid of a close Trump associate that distinction goes to Paul Manafort (right) Mr. Trump's former campaign chairman and Russian oligarch whisperer who now faces a slate of federal charges long enough to land him in prison for the rest of his life and what of Mr. Cohen he's already been cut loose by his law firm and when the charges start rolling in he'll likely get the same treatment from Mr. Trump the grotesqueries that faded into the background of Mr. Trump's carnival of misgovernment during the past 24 hours was that Monday's meeting was ostensibly called to discuss a matter of global significance a reported chemical weapons attack on Syrian civilians Mr. Trump instead made it about him with his narcissistic and self pitying claim that the investigation represented an attack on the country in Trump's word in a true sense. 

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No Mr. Trump a true attack on America is what happened on say September 11 2001 remember that one thousands of people lost their lives your response was to point out that the fall of the Twin Towers meant your building was now the tallest in downtown Manhattan, of course that also wasn't true!

Wow this is just I mean this is beyond insane it is just beyond insane let me tell you something else about Michael Cohen I didn't know this until today Michael Cohen was and as far as I know he hasn't been fired yet he was the deputy National Finance Chairman of the Republican Party, guess who was the National Finance Chairman not deputy but the national plan Steve Wynn(below).
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Remember him, the Las Vegas thug who was fired because of multiple charges of sexual predation against him, what the Fuck is wrong with the Republican Party and they still, well don't don't even ask that question Mike and they still remain silent! These sons of bitches like this, little snarky Paul Ryan and this turtle looking Mitch McConnell they say nothing!



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I remember listening to Mike back in maybe 2005, he was aired through Air America radio, his show was usually on late night, I would stay up just to listen to his show, think I may have even called once but never got through. His show was aired through AM 760 Boulder's Progressive Talk.
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I started on this post April 12th, but it can be very difficult to snag up the transcript then have to edit it to make a story of it, I have already spent over 6 hours building this post and out of simple laziness will post Part 2 in the comment section below, I am Happy to see Mike is still around and bringing Truth to Light. I am getting a bit tired of waiting to see what Mueller's investigation will have to show, I like many others have to simply wait and see, what are your thoughts?

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

HUGE: Mueller Drops Charges Against Rick Gates In Trump Russia Probe

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Published on Feb 27, 2018
This looks bad for Trump. Cenk Uygur, host of The Young Turks, breaks it down. Tell us what you think in the comment section below. http://www.tytnetwork.com/join 
Read more here: https://www.politico.com/story/2018/0... "Former Donald Trump campaign deputy Rick Gates is quickly discovering that cooperating with special counsel Robert Mueller has its advantages. 
The lead Russia investigator asked a federal court in Alexandria, Virginia Tuesday to dismiss a series of criminal charges against Gates, including tax and bank fraud, in exchange for his guilty plea and testimony in the wider probe into the 2016 presidential election. 
Gates also secured another win on Tuesday when a different judge granted his request to take his children to Boston next week for their spring break — well outside the 110-mile corridor between his home in Richmond and Washington that he’d previously been confined to for his travels. The additional leniency comes after Gates agreed to a plea deal last Friday with Mueller that stipulates he must cooperate “in any and all matters” that the special counsel’s office decides are “relevant.” 
Gates likely can help the government in its prosecution of his longtime business partner Paul Manafort, the former Trump campaign chairman who is fighting Mueller’s indictments for money laundering, failing to register as an agent of a foreign government, and bank and tax fraud.”* 

The walls are closing in Donnie, you're lawyers and the 1% cannot save your Monkey Ass now!!!

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Jeff Sessions blames Colorado Senator for stalling GOP over federal marijuana laws

In this Feb. 12, 2018, photo, Attorney General Jeff Sessions waits onstage to address the National Sheriffs' Association Winter Conference on law enforcement efforts to combat the opioid crisis and violent crime, in Washington. The sudden departure of the Justice Department’s No. 3 official is adding to the turmoil at an agency that already lacks permanent, politically appointed leaders over many of its most important divisions. Sessions lamented the problem during a Monday speech, laying blame on a single Republican senator who is upset with his new, tougher marijuana policy. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)






By Sadie Gurman, The Associated Press


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WASHINGTON  — The sudden departure of the Justice Department’s No. 3 official is adding to the turmoil at an agency that already lacks permanent, politically appointed leaders for many of its most important divisions.

Associate Attorney General Rachel Brand’s (top left) resignation builds on an unusual problem that has contributed to instability in the department, current and former officials say, and has prevented the Trump administration from fully implementing its agenda more than a year after Attorney General Jeff Sessions took office.

Sessions lamented situation Monday, blaming a single Republican senator for holding up the confirmations of key figures, including the heads of the department’s national security, criminal and civil rights divisions. While not mentioning him by name, Sessions left no doubt he was referring to Sen. Cory Gardner of Colorado, who promised to prevent the confirmation of all Justice Department nominees after Sessions lifted Obama-era protections for states that have legalized marijuana.

Gardner continues to block the confirmations in protest, his spokesman confirmed Monday night.

Some of President Donald Trump’s Justice Department nominees have been in limbo for months as they go through a drawn-out confirmation process that has been aggravated by Gardner’s resistance.

That might be less surprising if Congress were controlled by Democrats. But it’s unusual to see a Republican blocking his own president’s nominee.

“It’s getting frustrating,” Sessions told a friendly crowd at a gathering of the National Sheriff’s Association. “These are critically important components … But because right now one senator’s concerns over unrelated issues — like reversing federal law against marijuana — we can’t even get a vote.”


Brand announced Friday she was leaving for a top legal job at Walmart after less than nine months overseeing some of the department’s most politically challenging areas, including its civil rights, antitrust and civil rights divisions. She cited an a opportunity in the private sector she could not turn down, which pays considerably more than a job in government.

But her time at the Justice Department had no doubt been difficult, especially with the staffing shortages. And her tenure came as the institution is under extraordinary criticism from Trump, which has strained morale. Her job also had the prospect of becoming even more difficult because she would have been in line to oversee special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe if Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein had resigned, been fired or otherwise stepped aside.

The process to nominate and confirm Brand’s replacement will take months.

Eight key positions lack Senate-confirmed leaders, including four that were overseen by Brand. Also awaiting confirmation is John Demers, Trump’s choice to lead the national security division responsible for terrorism and espionage cases. The post is critical, in part because only officials with Senate approval can sign warrants for foreign surveillance, an essential duty for the head of the national security division.


Related: Can legal marijuana survive the disapproving glare of Jeff Sessions?

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Twelve of Trump’s 58 U.S. attorney picks still await confirmation, and dozens more have yet to be nominated. Some divisions have seen more than one acting leader in the course of just a few months. They have been briefing Congress and giving news conferences. That can be problematic, said Peter Keisler, who served as acting attorney general under President George W. Bush when Alberto Gonzales resigned from that job.

“The reality is that if someone is perceived as temporary and doesn’t have the full legitimacy that comes with Senate confirmation, they are less able to successfully advocate the interests and positions of their agency to the rest of the government,” Keisler said.

Other impacts of the vacancies are less obvious. Leaders serving in acting capacities are less likely to make wide-reaching policy changes for fear they’ll be overturned once a permanent head is in place. That matters, as Sessions and Trump continue to try to roll out an ambitious agenda that targets urban crime and illegal immigration.

“You can keep the ship steering on the same course it has been on, but it’s really hard to react to emerging problems,” said Joyce Vance, a former U.S. attorney in Alabama who worked under the Obama administration. “There’s a sense that everything is temporary. There’s uncertainty.”


https://www.thecannabist.co/2018/02/13/marijuana-jeff-sessions-gardner/98850/ 



Gardner Defends States’ Rights on Senate Floor

As a Native Coloradan and a for the most part left leaning individual, I do give a Tip of the Hat to Cory Gardner, and Well, you know for Jeff Sessions, Ok Ok, you took it out of me, I think he is a Douche Nozzle, much like Phrump's cabinet who have fallen short of even being confirmed... What's your take, do states rights matter these days, I think if Phrumpies overall blanket for his tax scheme matters, so do state rights, so I ask are we soon to be the United Seperated States of America or do we stand as one, not including Kaepernick... Oh, and I think Walmart must really pay their folks quite Well, other than their regular employees, if you remember right or correctly, another Douche Nozzle also served on their board, just saying...
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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Judas Priest guitarist Glenn Tipton Has Parkinson's Disease -Exits Tour

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Published on Feb 12, 2018
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Judas Priest guitarist Glenn Tipton (left)Has Parkinson's Disease We just got a press release this morning stating that the longtime guitarist for the band was first diagnosed with the early stages of Parkinson's 10 years ago. It reads, “from then until recently Glenn has lived his life as the great heavy metal guitar player he has always been, maintaining by his own definition a standard of quality and performance that is incredibly important.
Right now Glenn is able to play and perform some of the Priest songs that are less challenging but due to the nature of Parkinson's progression he wants to let you all know that he won't be touring as such -
True to the metal spirit of 'the show must go on' Glenn has requested Andy Sneap to fly the flag on stage for him.
“I want everyone to know that it’s vital that the Judas Priest tour go ahead and that I am not leaving the band - it’s simply that my role has changed. I don’t rule out the chance to go on stage as and when I feel able to blast out some Priest! So at some point in the not too distant future I’m really looking forward to seeing all of our wonderful metal maniacs once again.
Rob, Richie, Ian and Scott have this to say:
“We have been privileged to witness Glenn’s determination and steadfast commitment over the years, showing his passion and self belief through the writing, recording and performing sessions with Priest - he is a true metal hero!
We are not surprised by Glenn’s insistence that we complete the Firepower tour and thank Andy for joining us to make Glenn’s wishes become real - as Glenn has said we also can’t wait to have him with us at any time any place on the road.....
"We love you Glenn!”
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Damn had I been told when I was younger all my Heroes, of my youth and adult years would become ill, die or commit suicide, I would have said, Get a Life!!! But sadly this is Truth, I have been a Judas Priest Fan since British Steel, I wish Glenn the best to he and his family, and with all Metal fans like myself, we are behind you Glenn... 
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