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Showing posts with label Special Counsel Mueller. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Special Counsel Mueller. Show all posts

Friday, May 4, 2018

Trump Speaks To Reporters: We Didn't Expect Much...We Got Less

Trump started his public day with an obviously planned set of brief appearances to address the last few days of Trumpocracy. From Rudy Giuliani through the Special Counsel investigation he peppered reporters with incoherent, inaccurate and phony utterances. 

Once very bold shot of Trump lying was his cover for Giuliani.  He actually insulted the intelligence of a majority of Americans by stating his loose canon attorney had just started in the White House the day before his remarks to Fox News's Trump frontman: Hannity. Giuliani just started yesterday? How about two weeks ago.
"Happy to meet with Mueller, would love to....."?  Well, his lawyers know he cannot tell the truth, thus he will lie. Doesn't he realize the reality of why his lawyers tell him no to a sit down with Mueller?
"Go look at what I said....." OK, we live in an age of video capture. Let's go look. It should be noted the very same reporter who posed the question Air Force One, asked today's question.
Another blurp of Trumpism came as he responded to a question about sitting for an investigation interview with Special Counsel Mueller.
Trump's comments continued as he approached Air Force One to fly over to Texas for a visit with a major campaign contributor: The NRA.  

It is becoming increasingly difficult to sit for cable news shows due to 24/7 minute to minute coverage of Trump's traveling reality TV show.  The throughout-the-day segments wouldn't be as hard to stomach if the nation's 45th President wasn't such a pathological liar.  He has peppered us with so many lies, I am unabashed in stating I now view the man the same as the fabled Chicken Little.  For me, his aura and tendencies to lie surpassed Pinocchio as he approached his electoral win in the fall of 2016. Thr lying hs grown to the level of an expectation. and therein lies the danger.

Trump's tendency to lie as a first thought can only be described as a pathological condition. Trump's pathological lying is the very reason his lawyers are abhorrent regarding his speaking with special Counsel Mueller. Of course, Trump may be lying about his wish to sit with Mueller.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Mueller's 49 Questions For Trump: Origin, Veracity, Purpose?

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Yesterday The New York Times released 49 questions reported as questions Special Counsel Mueller wants to have Donald Trump answer.

Times reporters will, of course, not reveal the source of the leaked questions but Trump has gone public criticizing The Times as "disgraceful" for publicizing the questions.

Trump talking heads and media operatives are going about all networks with what seems talking points related to the leaked questions. While Trump men (and women) are fulfilling their roles as one CNN contributor and former Mueller associate, Michael Zeldin, posits the questions show signs of modification. And that modification may reside in the White House.

His opinion:
“Because of the way these questions are written,” Zeldin explained his methodology. “Lawyers wouldn’t write questions this way, in my estimation. Some of the grammar is not even proper. So, I don’t see this as a list of written questions that Mueller’s office gave to the president. I think these are more notes that the White House has taken and then they have expanded upon the conversation to write out these as questions.”

The comings and goings of Trumpism are tantamount to watching multiple episodes of the Keystone Cops. 

Imagine White House leaks to dissuade Trump from meeting with Mueller?


Monday, April 30, 2018

The Lawyer Who Would Be Informant (Russia/USA Elections)

Over the weekend Trump ran from Washington DC and the White House Correspondents' Dinner.  The nation's 45th President ran-off to Michigan for the friendly confines of a sycophant fest. Trump peppered his audience with over-the-top oratory laced with inane and, frankly, insane lies.  One lie related to the recent admissions from the "lawyer; who met with Trump Jr. during the 2016 Presdietnal election campaign. 

As you watched Trump's oral insanity to you wonder if people in the audience actually believe the words he spoke? 

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The video posted below is an NBC's report regarding recent revelations a meeting with Donald Trump Jr. and a Russian "lawyer" may have been a case of what I will call "collusion." Richard Engel's detailed accounting and reporting regarding the "Russian lawyer" who met with Trump Jr, Manafort, Kushner and we can only imagine who else in Trump Tower as the nation approached the 2016 General Elections, is a great piece of journalism. Especially when we consider previously archived evidence of an underlying impetus for the meeting: "dirt on Hillary Clinton"

The false reason was given for the meeting once the meeting became public: to discuss American and Russian child adoptions after the election. Recall Russian child adoptions were stopped by Putin as President Obama placed post-Crimea invasion/annexation sanctions against Putin's Russia. 
“I am a lawyer, and I am an informant,” she said. “Since 2013, I have been actively communicating with the office of the Russian prosecutor general.” Natalia V. Veselnitskaya.

A couple of things stand out about the comments. First, the "lawyer" Is Russian and maintains a residence in Russia. There is simply no way she would reverse previous comments about the only attending the Trump Jr. meeting regarding Russian child adoptions without approval from Putin. What is Putin's motive in facilitating the titillating remarks from the "informant"?  Another factor regarding the lawyers "Informant" admission; Why as Special Counsel Mueller moves closer and closer to Trump and his inner core advisers and possible Russian collusion in the 2016 elections?


Monday, October 30, 2017

The Trump Reality Show Yields Indictments And A Guilty Plea

Trump Reality TV... Must Follow Episode: "The Law Cometh"

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Many Americans and millions internationally who care about Russian intrusion in the US General election, probably spend moderate amounts of mental energy on where Special Counsel Mueller is "going" with the Trump investigation. Is it a mere deflection (as charged by Trump and his cabal), is it a fruitless waste of time and when will we see any vestiges of legal proceeding from the months of investigation? An investigation which started well before Mueller was appointed as Special Counsel.

We were informed over the summer months that Trump's former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, had been informed of a coming indictment. The report of an October guilty plea form a Trump campaign adviser (official) has placated daily curiosity while moving the case towards what, we feel, will reach into the White House. 

As an investigator, Mueller has reminded us that we are distant spectators to US history and the beginning stages of a scandal which will surpass that of the 1970s Watergate investigations.  It seems we should recognize the clear message from the following graphic.

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Meanwhile, Yahoo dot com has published a good piece regarding today's  episode of Trump In The White House.
PAUL MANAFORT, trumps former campaign manager was indicted on 12 charges: 
GEORGE PAPADOPOULOS, former Trump advisor pleaded GUILTY to lying to the FBI about his contact with Russians. This marked the first criminal count that cites interactions between Trump campaign associates and Russians. 
RICK GATES worked for Paul Manafort and continued working for trump after Manafort left. He is indicted on the same charges as Manafort. In total, more than $75 million flowed through the offshore accounts, according to the indictment. Manafort is accused of laundering more than $18 million.
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Join us tomorrow for yet another episode of Trumpism and its turn in the White House.