Sunday 21st of July 2019

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Besides these headline grabbers, Cohen was kind enough to include amusing details that will earn some chuckles. He claims that Trump ordered him to threaten legal action against the president’s high school and college if they released his records or grades without his permission. Also, that contrary to the president’s claim, he did not suffer from bone spurs and willingly avoided the Vietnam War draft. Finally, Cohen says that Trump often told people that his son Donald Trump Jr. “had the worst judgment of anyone in the world.”

Cohen ended his statement by personally thanking Cummings, Adam Schiff, and Nancy Pelosi. 

Debbie Wasserman Shultz (D-Fla.), in her questioning of Cohen, attempted to pull the narrative back towards Russian collusion. Claiming that Russia had “weaponized” Hillary Clinton’s emails and that the Trump campaign was “filthy with Russian connections,” Wasserman Shultz pressed Cohen to admit to any kind of election tampering. He demurred, repeating his earlier statements that he was unaware of any collusion. 

The rest of the hearing meandered on with both parties passing the baton in questioning Cohen. “We have brought this committee to its knees in terms of its credibility,” said Jody Hice (R-GA). Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) said Cohen was a “pathological liar,” while Massie questioned whether he possessed a conscience. Jim Cooper (D-Tenn.) asked Cohen to give advice to young people about the consequences of dishonesty, while many Republicans including Jordan, Clay Higgins (R-La.), and Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.) repeatedly asked Cohen if he had any book deals in the works. 

Meanwhile, Carolyn Mahoney (D-N.Y.) called the whole Cohen arc “a story of redemption.”

Despite the media attention and the desire for a smoking gun, Cohen’s testimony is uncorroborated hearsay from an unreliable source. Even his most excitable allegations, if somehow proven true, do not violate federal law. 

In three months, Michael Cohen will be in jail, and Donald Trump will be negotiating an end to the Korean War. Which news story should really be getting the nation’s concentration?

Hunter DeRensis is a reporter for The National Interest.

 

Read more:

https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/michael-cohen-lots-of-w...

 

Heading refering to: The trials and tribulations of criminal lawyer, Jimmy McGill, in the time leading up to establishing his strip-mall law office in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

 

See: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3032476/

the murdoch media in the pan...

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"Trump often told people that his son Donald Trump Jr. had the worst judgment of anyone in the world.?" Of course, according to some reports Donald Trump Jr. is the one who signed the cheque to Stormy Daniels...


nearly as bad as the US capitol sewer...

A Chelsea woman is suing a neighboring erotic emporium for $2 million — claiming it clogged their shared drains with condoms, diapers and rubber gloves so badly that her furnished basement flooded with six feet of stinking sewage.

Lawyer and playwright Susan Haar hit Sexy Boutique and its owners with a Manhattan civil suit on Tuesday, claiming her townhouse at 304 W. 18th St. turned into a house of horrors on Nov. 15, when sewage began flowing out of her shower drains and toilet and into the basement, which is fitted out with a kitchen, bathroom and living room.

The entire 600 square foot basement was “inundated” with six inches of sewage — containing “among other things, feces, sludge and human waste” — and the fetid fluid soaked six feet up the walls, she alleges in the suit.

Haar called in plumbers, who found rubbers, diapers, steel wool and other construction debris inside the drains, and cleaned out the pipes.

But when the backups continued, she called the city Department of Environmental Protection.

A DEP inspector poured red dye into the sink of Sexy Boutique’s bathrooms and found it then bubbled up from the grates in Haar’s floor, while a plumber later probed the pipes with a camera and confirmed their sewer lines are indeed connected — and condoms and other junk are still floating in there, according to the suit.

 

Read more:

https://nypost.com/2019/02/28/woman-sues-sex-store-for-flooding-her-town...

 

This shows that sharing things like sewers is not good... Now you know why the US hates socialism...

it didn’t happen... it didn’t happen... it didn’t happen...

 

Tump’s former attorney Michael Cohen gave false testimony to Congress on Wednesday, February 27th, when he said that Trump had been phoned by Roger Stone in advance of the Wikileaks dump of Hillary Clinton’s emails and that Stone at that time told Trump that Stone had just gotten off the phone with Julian Assange who had just told Stone that there would soon be a big dump by Wikileaks of damaging files from Clinton.

On February 27th, Cohen told Congress:

 

Mr. Trump knew from Roger Stone in advance about the WikiLeaks drop of emails.

In July 2016, days before the Democratic convention, I was in Mr. Trump’s office when his secretary announced that Roger Stone was on the phone. Mr. Trump put Mr. Stone on the speakerphone. Mr. Stone told Mr. Trump that he had just gotten off the phone with Julian Assange and that Mr. Assange told Mr. Stone that, within a couple of days, there would be a massive dump of emails that would damage Hillary Clinton’s campaign.

Mr. Trump responded by stating to the effect of “wouldn’t that be great.”

 

However, on that same day, both Wikileaks and Roger Stone said that this didn’t happen. On February 27th, The Hill headlined “WikiLeaks disputes Cohen, says Assange never talked to Stone”, and Rachel Frazin reported that,

WikiLeaks contradicted Michael Cohen’s congressional testimony in a tweet Wednesday, saying that founder Julian Assange never spoke on the phone with Trump adviser Roger Stone. 

“WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange has never had a telephone call with Roger Stone,” WikiLeaks tweeted. “WikiLeaks publicly teased its pending publications on Hillary Clinton and published >30k of her emails on 16 March 2016.” 

Stone also denied Cohen’s allegation in a text message to The Hill

“Mr. Cohen’s statement is not true,” Stone said. … Stone … said he has never had direct contact with WikiLeaks, but said he did have a back channel to the group.

Moreover, there’s absolute proof that Wikileaks gave advance warning on 12 June 2016 — the month prior to the incident that Cohen recounted — because Britain’s ITV had headlined on 12 June 2016 “Julian Assange, founder of Wikileaks, said on Sunday that the journalist organisation is planning to release upcoming leaks in relation to US presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton.”

That report said, “Speaking to Peston on Sunday, Mr Assange said Wikileaks has further information relating to claims circulating since 2015 that Clinton had in the past used her family’s private email server for official communications.”

If Mr. Stone had seen or heard about that Assange interview in June of 2016, he could have known even prior to July 2016 that Wikileaks was soon going to release things from Clinton’s personal computer.

Regarding the truthfulness track-record of Roger Stone, it is not flawless, but regarding the truthfulness track-record of Wikileaks, it is flawless, and Wikileaks said on February 27th that “founder Julian Assange never spoke on the phone with Trump adviser Roger Stone.”

Of course, regarding the truthfulness track-record of Michael Cohen, it’s infamous, and that’s the reason why he was sentenced to prison.

 

Read more:

https://off-guardian.org/2019/03/01/michael-cohens-disproven-testimony/

 

 

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SNL could not outdo this WH comedian...


President Donald Trump took the stage for roughly two hours at the Conservative Political Action Conference, addressing topics ranging from the Russian “witch hunt” and Hillary Clinton’s emails, to a Hawaii senator’s “craziness” and ex-Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ Southern accent.

Donald Trump apparently cannot give up on his past in the entertainment industry, and demonstrated as much during the Conservative Political Action Conference, an annual gathering of conservative politicians in Washington, D.C., as he went off script while delivering a two-hour speech, rife with sarcasm and criticism.

MAGA Intro: Hugging American Flag

POTUS walked onstage to the tune of “God Bless the USA” and took a (bizarre) moment to cuddle with the American flag.

President Donald Trump joins @mschlapp on the @CPAC stage, hugs the American flag as "God Bless the USA" plays over the speakers. pic.twitter.com/h7ZsFMR5Q2

— Amber Athey (@amber_athey) 2 марта 2019 г.

On Fake News, Russia and Clinton’s Emails

Trump couldn’t resist throwing a jab targeting his two bêtes noires – fake news and Hillary Clinton – and made a reference to a July 2016 press conference in which he sarcastically “asked” Russia to find his Democratic rival’s deleted emails.

“I’ve learned because with the fake news, if you tell a joke, if you’re sarcastic, if you’re having fun with the audience, if you say something like ‘Russia, please if you can, get us Hillary Clinton’s emails, please, Russia, please, please, please get us the emails”, Trump said.

Defending National Emergency

POTUS defended the national emergency he declared last month, stressing that the country faced a security crisis at the southern border with Mexico.

“A lot of people talk about precedent. Precedent. That if we do this, the Democrats will use national emergency powers for something that we don’t want. They’re going to do that anyway, folks. The best way to stop that is to make sure I win the election. I’m very concerned with having murderers and drug traffickers and drugs and drug cartels pouring into our country”.

Trump during his unhinged CPAC speech: "Mothers who love their daughters give them massive amounts of birth control pills, because they know their daughters are gonna be raped on the way up to our southern border… True story, told to me by the border patrol." pic.twitter.com/HPYz8zQge7

— Richard W. (@IceManNYR) 2 марта 2019 г.

The remarks were made after the House of Representatives passed a bill to overturn the emergency declaration, which the Senate will be forced to vote on soon.

On Green New Deal: When Wind Stops Blowing, That’s the End of Your Electric

President Trump, who is known for scepticism towards renewable energy, turned to sarcasm while blasting the Green New Deal, promoted by Democratic members of Congress:

“I think the new green deal, or whatever the hell they call it. The Green New Deal, right? I encourage it. I think it’s really something that they should promote. No planes. No energy. When the wind stops blowing, that is the end of your electric. Let’s hurry up. ‘Darling, darling, is the wind blowing today? I would like to watch television, darling’”, Trump playfully said as the crowd erupted in cheers and laughter.

Trump RIPS into the Green New Deal:

"No planes. No energy. When the wind stops blowing, that is the end of your electric. 'Let’s hurry up. Darling, is the wind blowing today? I would like to watch television, darling."

The crowd loses it. 

"It’s true," Trump says. 
pic.twitter.com/Dqw8mvImLi

— Benny (@bennyjohnson) 2 марта 2019 г.

He went on to say that the Green New Deal is “the craziest plan” that would “remove every gas-powered car from American roads”, “end air travel”, and “force the destruction or renovation of virtually every existing structure in the United States”.

“And yet I see senators that are there for 20 years, white hair. See, I don’t have white hair. I don’t have white hair. I see these white hairs, longtime senators, standing behind this young woman, and she’s ranting and raving like a lunatic, and these senators: ‘Yes, I agree with this. Yes I agree’”.

POTUS then took a moment to slam Senator Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) as a “crazy female senator” over her comments about men and support for the Green New Deal.

“The crazy female senator from the state of Ohio”, he said, before correcting to Hawaii. “She’s like a crazy person. What she said about men is so bad”.

READ MORE: Ivanka Ripped Over Reported Joke That Being Trump's Daughter is Hardest Job Ever

Back in September Hirono said that men should “shut up and step up” in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations against then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh:

“Guess who is perpetrating all of these kinds of actions? It’s the men in this country. I just want to say to the men in this country: Just shut up and step up. Do the right thing, for a change”.

She is also campaigning for the Green New Deal in the Senate despite early opposition after a draft of the plan suggested building high-speed rail in order to render air travel obsolete.

Blasting Mueller Probe

Trump, who has repeatedly denied any collusion with Russia, lashed out at Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who has been looking into the allegations, and “13 Angry Democrats” on the probe.

“Robert Mueller put 13 of the angriest Democrats in the history of our country on the commission. How do you do that? These are angry, angry people. You take a look at them. One of them was involved with the Hillary Clinton Foundation, running it. Another one has perhaps the worst reputation of any human being I’ve ever seen. All killers”.

Doing a Sessions Impression

During his two-hour speech, Trump also poked fun at former Attorney General Jeff Sessions, imitating the Alabamians’ Southern accent while upbraiding him for the decision to recuse himself from the investigation into alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia:

“And as you know, the attorney general says, ‘I'm going to recuse myself'”, Trump said, mimicking a Southern accent. “And I said, ‘Why the hell didn't he tell me that before I put him in?’ How do you recuse yourself?”

Trump does an impression of Jeff Sessions: "I'm gonna recuse myself"pic.twitter.com/vJMKsovTsp

— Josh Billinson (@jbillinson) 2 марта 2019 г.

On Death of US Student Detained in North Korea

POTUS addressed the controversy over his remarks earlier this week when he said that he took North Korean leader Kim Jong-un at his word that he was unaware of what happened with US student Otto Warmbier in a DPRK jail.

“We got our great, great people, and that includes our beautiful, beautiful Otto. Otto Warmbier, whose parents I’ve gotten to know, who’s incredible. And I’m in such a horrible position, because in one way I have to negotiate, in the other way, I love Mr. and Mrs. Warmbier, and I love Otto. And it’s a very, very delicate balance. He was a special young man that to see what happened, so bad, it was so bad”.

Warmbier was detained in North Korea and sentenced to 15 years of hard labour for purportedly stealing a poster while visiting the country in 2016. A year later, he was returned to the United States with brain damage and died shortly after.

READ MORE: Analysts Suggest US, DPRK Negotiators Behind 'Failed' Trump-Kim Hanoi Summit

Earlier this week, Trump said that Kim had told him that he was unaware of Warmbier’s condition in jail, and added that he took him at his word. After facing much backlash, he backtracked, saying he was being “misinterpreted” and “of course” blamed Pyongyang for the young man’s death.

Social Media Blows Up

Given that Trump broke his own record, delivering the longest speech of his presidency to date, social media users have been wondering whether transcribers managed to keep up with him:

Trump’s CPAC speech is longer than his first two marriages

— Roland Scahill (@rolandscahill) 2 марта 2019 г.

Actual footage of the transcribers at work. pic.twitter.com/PBsbFDgDPL

— Roger Fischer (@rfischeresq) 3 марта 2019 г.

I’m pretty sure you could just combine his last five speeches, throw them in a blender and you’ve got it.

— Rap Bastardz

international sign language...

signs

 

This particular action of the finger to the eye has several international meanings:

 

a) I have some grit in my eye

 

b) My guilt makes me cry

 

c) The idea of going to prison makes me cry

 

d) At least, I'm not picking my nose with it

 

e) Trust me, wink wink, I'm telling bullshit.

 

f) Pull the other leg...

 

the rooskies had nothing to do with it: mueller.

Report Stops Short of Exonerating Him on Obstruction of Justice

The investigation by the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, found that neither President Trump nor any of his aides conspired with the Russian government.

 

The summary also said that the special counsel’s team lacked sufficient evidence to establish that Mr. Trump illegally obstructed justice.

 

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https://www.nytimes.com

 

 

 

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