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Old 02-19-2019, 02:15 PM
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TrumPutin wanted top ally in charge of Cohen probe

https://thehill.com/homenews/adminis...n-probe-report

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President* Trump reportedly asked former acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker late last year whether the U.S. attorney in New York's Southern District and ally of the president could take over the investigation into hush money paid to women who alleged they had affairs with the president, among other subjects.

The New York Times reported that Trump requested that U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman be put in charge of the investigation that has since resulted in jail time for former Trump attorney Michael Cohen, even though Berman recused himself from the probe.

Whitaker, whose tenure ended last week with the confirmation of Attorney General William Barr, knew Berman could not un-recuse himself, The Times reported. Trump then grew frustrated with Whitaker and the appointee's inability to address his mounting legal problems.

The Times cited the previously unreported request from Trump as one of several examples of the president seeking to influence the investigations into his presidency, his associates and his business interests.
Obstruction of justice...
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Old 02-19-2019, 03:37 PM
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His Presidents’ Day tweets showed why Trump is unfit to be president
By Max Boot
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February 19 at 1:51 PM

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If someone were ranting and raving like this on the street, you would walk quickly away. Yet somehow we have become inured to this ranting and raving from the most powerful man in the world. We shouldn’t be. Over Presidents' Day weekend, Trump again demonstrated why he remains as unfit as ever to follow in the footsteps of Washington and Lincoln — or even of Millard Fillmore and Warren Harding. The fact that we tolerate his disgraceful conduct makes all of us complicit in this ongoing diminution of our democracy.
Great conservative columnists are still the best anti-Donny writers in existence.
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Old 02-20-2019, 01:57 PM
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New U.S. Census data shows that immigrant-owned tech firms are more innovative

So, not "rapists and murderers" after all, Donny?

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/immig...142029447.html
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Old 02-20-2019, 06:25 PM
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Report blames Trump for record number of U.S. hate groups

Domestic extremism is on the rise for the 4th consecutive year, with the number of hate groups in the U.S. up 30% in the past 4 years and 7% in 2018 alone, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center's annual "Year in Hate and Extremism" report released Wednesday.

The civil rights watchdog described 1,020 organizations as hate groups in 2018 — a high of at least the past 20 years —and blamed President Trump's rhetoric and policies and the far-right's pervasive hate speech. "The numbers tell a striking story — that this president is not simply a polarizing figure but a radicalizing one," Heidi Beirich, director of the SPLC's Intelligence Project, said in a statement.
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Old 02-20-2019, 09:35 PM
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There’s yet another Trump administration scandal brewing. And it’s a doozy.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opini...ing-its-doozy/

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That the Trump administration is deeply, profoundly corrupt is not in question. But there are layers to that corruption that we have barely begun to explore. We are now learning of an absolutely shocking story that shows how so many people in Donald Trump’s orbit see his presidency as an opportunity for personal enrichment, and how that corruption may be warping U.S. policy.

There are jaw-dropping revelations on just about every page of a 24-page report just issued by the House Oversight Committee, based on information provided to them by multiple whistleblowers within the Trump administration.
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Even before Trump got elected, people with dollar signs in their eyes have swarmed around him, knowing that rules and laws were no longer going to be such an impediment to cashing in. In this case, even as senior White House officials were warning that the whole thing violated the law, they pressed on. After all, there was the potential for millions or even billions of dollars to be made.

This is how things work in the Trump administration. One thing has changed, though: Now there’s a Democratic majority in Congress with oversight responsibility and subpoena power. Maybe it can get to the bottom of this.
https://oversight.house.gov/sites/de...02-19-2019.pdf
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Trump is trashing the Constitution. Larry Hogan shows how Republicans should respond.
By George F. Will
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February 20 at 5:49 PM

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opini...fdc_story.html

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Every Republican who supports the president in this trashing of the Constitution whose creation began here thereby violates his or her sworn oath to defend it and to “bear true faith and allegiance” to it. Voters should expel all of them from public life.
Yet another thoughtful conservative who writes brilliantly about thus corrupt, despicable president*. Between Will, Max Boot and Jennifer Rubin, you'd think there's enough brainpower to sway a few Repubes. Sadly, uneducated morons like Whell listen to the ignorant ranters like Limblow and insHannity.
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Old 02-21-2019, 08:32 AM
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Trump is trashing the Constitution. Larry Hogan shows how Republicans should respond.
By George F. Will
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February 20 at 5:49 PM

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opini...fdc_story.html

Yet another thoughtful conservative who writes brilliantly about thus corrupt, despicable president*. Between Will, Max Boot and Jennifer Rubin, you'd think there's enough brainpower to sway a few Repubes. Sadly, uneducated morons like Whell listen to the ignorant ranters like Limblow and insHannity.
And to think Republican politicians like Gov. Hogan are demeaned and discredited as RINO's by the Trump/wingnut faction of the GOP.
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