14 thoughts on “News from the fake newsboy

  1. Covfefe says:

    “Where there’s smock there’s fire”.
    Brian Williams, “The 11th Hour with Brian Williams” (MSNBC), December 10, 2018.

  2. 4theRecord says:

    “News that President Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort provided 2016 presidential campaign polling data to Konstantin Kilimnik, a Russian national with suspected ties to Russian intelligence, starkly contrasts with Trump’s repeated claims there was “no collusion” with Russia during his campaign. This is exactly what collusion looks like. What remains to be seen is whether that collusion was also a crime.
    We’ve already seen the legal theory that could make Manafort’s sharing of the polling data a criminal offense. Last February, special counsel Robert S. Mueller III indicted 13 Russian individuals and three Russian companies for their alleged extensive efforts to influence the 2016 presidential election, primarily through the use of fake social media accounts. The lead charge in Mueller’s indictment was “conspiracy to defraud the United States.” Conspiracy — a partnership in crime — is the legal equivalent of collusion. It covers agreements to impair, obstruct or defeat lawful government functions, including those related to administering federal elections and to regulating the activities of foreign agents within the United States. Mueller charged that the Russian defendants engaged in just such a conspiracy by posing as American political activists and otherwise concealing their efforts to help Trump win the election.”
    Randall D. Eliason, Washington Post 1/10/19 https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/01/10/this-is-exactly-what-collusion-looks-like/?utm_term=.4458a0108284 Eliason bio @ https://www.law.gwu.edu/randall-d-eliason
    See also “F.B.I. Opened Inquiry Into Whether Trump Was Secretly Working on Behalf of Russia” NYT Jan 11, 2019 https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/11/us/politics/fbi-trump-russia-inquiry.html

    • Reality Ensues says:

      “Transcripts detail how FBI debated whether Trump was ‘following directions’ of Russia” (CNN 1/14/19) https://www.cnn.com/2019/01/14/politics/trump-fbi-debate-investigation/index.html
      “Following Comey’s firing, the FBI opened a probe into Trump for possible obstruction of justice, as CNN has previously reported. Part of the impetus for the investigation, the New York Times first reported Friday, was whether Trump’s actions seemed to benefit Russia.
      The congressional transcripts obtained by CNN reveal new details into how the FBI launched the investigation into Trump and the discussions that were going on inside the bureau during a tumultuous and pivotal period ahead of the internal investigation and special counsel Robert Mueller’s appointment.”
      See also “Transcripts of Lisa Page’s Closed-Door Testimonies Provide New Revelations in Spygate Scandal” https://www.theepochtimes.com/transcripts-of-lisa-pages-closed-door-testimonies-provide-new-revelations_2763452.html “Transcripts of two closed-door testimonies by Lisa Page, the former assistant general counsel at the FBI, have provided new insights into the actions of the FBI, Department of Justice (DOJ), and others—including CIA Director John Brennan—regarding their investigation of Donald Trump.”

  3. Theatrical misdirection says:

    “BuzzFeed Reporter Responds To Trump’s Anti-Cohen Tweet With Actual Facts” https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/buzzfeed-trump-tweet-michael-cohen_us_5c420c84e4b0bfa693c349e6 One of the BuzzFeed journalists behind Thursday’s bombshell report said he understands why Donald Trump would want to shift attention from allegations that he told his then-lawyer Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about a possible Trump Tower project in Moscow. However, he said he doesn’t understand why Trump is trying to shift it to Cohen’s father-in-law.
    Background: “Trump lawyer’s family lent $20M to wife of Chicago cab mogul” (Chicago Sun Times 4/18/18) https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/trump-lawyers-family-lent-20m-to-wife-of-chicago-cab-mogul/ “Over the past eight months, Cohen’s father-in-law has given at least $20 million in loans to Yasya Shtayner, records examined by the Chicago Sun-Times show. Her family owns Chicago Medallion Management Corp., which manages 368 taxicabs, including 22 owned by Cohen.”

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