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Jersey AG probes Trump golf club after undocumented maids claim racially-charged harassment, threats

New Jersey AG probes Trump golf club after undocumented maids claim racially-charged harassment, threats

By CHRIS SOMMERFELDT
| NEW YORK DAILY NEWS |
DEC 14, 2018 | 1:55 PM

New Jersey’s top law enforcement agency is looking into claims of widespread harassment and immigration fraud at President Trump’s Garden State golf club after several former and current housekeepers alleged racially-charged mistreatment, the Daily News has learned.

Anibal Romero, a Newark-based attorney, said Friday the state attorney general’s office recently reached out to him about claims that five of his clients were routinely threatened and called racial slurs while working at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster.

The women — all of whom are or were undocumented immigrants — also accused their supervisor at the extravagant estate set them up with fraudulent work permits and threatened to report them to federal authorities if they spoke out.

More: https://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/ny-pol-nj-ag-trump-golf-maids-harassment-20181214-story.html

I am beginning to think that virtually nothing Trump does is done legally

That he is so utterly corrupt and used to getting away with things that we are just starting to scratch the surface of a bottomless abyss of corruption. These initial five or six investigations now kicking in may branch out to dozens if not hundreds of things and all this could take a decade to sort out.

CNN's Van Jones reveals why Trump's lawyers are 'terrified' after Mueller rejects written answers

Former Obama administration official Van Jones responded on-air to reports that special counsel Robert Mueller wants more from Donald Trump — and why the prospect should leave the president’s lawyers quaking.

Moments before, CNN broke news that Mueller still wants to interview Trump after reviewing his written responses to questions regarding Russian collusion and obstruction of justice, which the special counsel deemed not enough.

“Mueller’s interest in talking with the president continues, and it includes an interest in asking questions about the president’s state of mind in regards to actions under scrutiny in the obstruction probe,” CNN’s Pamela Brown reported earlier in the hour.

More with VIDEO: https://www.rawstory.com/2018/12/cnns-van-jones-reveals-trumps-lawyers-terrified-mueller-rejects-written-answers/?utm_source=push_notifications

Rep. Devin Nunes short circuits after Fox News host points out Flynn admitted to lying

On Friday, Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) called out Michael Flynn’s case as “ridiculous” and “embarrassing” while interviewing with Fox News host Neil Cavuto. Special counsel Robert Mueller responded to Michael Flyn’s defense team by stating that he should know better than to lie to federal agents.

“A sitting National Security Advisor, former head of an intelligence agency, retired Lieutenant General, and 33-year veteran of the armed forces knows he should not lie to federal agents,” the filing stated.

Nunes argued that Flynn was “entrapped” and that the case “infuriates” him.

“Do you think in the case of Michael Flynn that he was being set up?” Cavuto asked.

“This is nothing short of entrapment. This of all things infuriates me,” Nunes answered.

“He still pleaded guilty to lying to federal agents. He admitted he lied,” Cavuto said.

Nunes argued that he believes that Flynn did not truly lie.

More with VIDEO : https://www.rawstory.com/2018/12/rep-devin-nunes-short-circuits-on-fox-after-host-points-out-flynn-admitted-to-lying-its-called-entrapment/

Mueller asks to interview Trump in-person because written responses were 'not enough': report

Special counsel Robert Mueller and his team were apparently not satisfied with Donald Trump’s written responses to their questions — and still want to interview him in person.

CNN reported Friday evening that Trump’s responses were “not enough” and that the president’s lawyers have already denied the special counsel’s interview request.


Eric Schmeltzer
@JustSchmeltzer
CNN: Mueller still wants to interview Trump. Apparently written questions were not enough.

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https://www.rawstory.com/2018/12/mueller-asks-interview-trump-person-written-responses-not-enough-report/?utm_source=push_notifications

'The technical term is wigging out': Ex-Solicitor General explains how Trump could be facing 9 years

‘The technical term is wigging out’: Ex-Solicitor General explains how Trump could be facing 9 years in prison

BOB BRIGHAM
13 DEC 2018 AT 23:59 ET

The former acting Solicitor General of the United States predicted President Donald Trump would face impeachment proceedings during a Thursday appearance on MSNBC’s “The 11th Hour” with Brian Williams.

Neal Katyal is a professor at Georgetown Law.

“I’ve taught the criminal law course about 20 times and I think what I teach my students is the technical legal term for how the president is feeling right now is wigging out,” Katyal joked.

“I heard someone say yesterday, if this is the only thing they ever have on him, this could be big enough to be [the] ballgame, as this person put it. Do you concur with that?” Williams asked. “And as a general rule, do you think there is too much talk at this stage of impeachment in the media every day?”



More: https://www.rawstory.com/2018/12/technical-term-wigging-ex-solicitor-general-explains-trump-facing-9-years-prison/?utm_source=push_notifications

Any bets Trump had his hands in the cookie jar for perhaps everything

where Gov money was involved that they saw a way to divert it? His inauguration is probably the tip of the iceberg. This bunch reminds me of the spoiled, impulsive brats from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. They can't help themselves. EVER!

"I WANT AN OOOMPA LOOMPA NOW!"

How Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer got Trump to own a government shutdown


They walked into a trap and turned the tables.


Pelosi and Schumer didn’t know their meeting with Trump would be televised. They still used it to their advantage.
By Ella Nilsenella.nilsen@vox.com Dec 12, 2018, 10:50am EST

Nancy Pelosi’s negotiating prowess was on full display on Tuesday, as she and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer openly sparred with President Donald Trump on live television.

Pelosi’s negotiation tactics are considered her greatest strength. Often, these negotiations take place behind closed doors, at all hours of the day or night; Pelosi is famous for 2 am meetings with members to hash out policy differences on large bills until a consensus is reached.

One member, Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO) once told Vox Pelosi cannot ever be underestimated: “I think Nancy Pelosi is one of the smartest people in Congress. I think she’s almost like a shark; I don’t think she sleeps. She is as tough as they come.”

But Tuesday’s negotiation didn’t take place behind closed doors. The fully televised meeting an added element of surprise from the White House that neither Pelosi nor Schumer were fully prepared for, according to an aide. Pelosi and Schumer had met the night before in her office to go over the details of who would say what, but convincing the president of the United States to wholeheartedly take credit for a possible shutdown wasn’t part of the plan — at first.

More: https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2018/12/12/18136748/nancy-pelosi-chuck-schumer-trump-government-shutdown

Can relationship gaslighting by the husband cause a wife to go from liberal to conservative?

Years ago my sister who used to be very liberal married an extremely crazy conservative guy that no one in the family likes and no one I know likes. Complete ass hole! I and others have seen signs of him gaslighting her in subtle ways. He can also be very rude and crass to our side of the family who are mostly liberal and she is always defending him and making excuses for him even when he is clearly in the wrong and completely disrespectful. He does give her a fair amount of space though and seems like a good father for the most part. Their kids who are somewhat liberal are the only ones who stand up to him. In recent years I and others have been stunned to hear her say homophobic things, she has lately gotten into a lot of conspiracy crap, even Qanon. I looked up people who are drawn to conspiracy theories and they tend to be people who don't feel like they have control over their lives. The thing is, she now totally seems to buy into all his crap and we think it is because he has a very aggressive, personality much like Trump and has slowly worn her down to where she has disowned herself and now has herself become bat-shit crazy conservative.

Are there any psychologists out there who can give some insight on how a wife who is constantly trying to keep the peace in a relationship with a somewhat scary, extremely conservative husband could go from being extremely level headed, accepting of all people and liberal to bat-shit crazy conservative and prejudice? Any suggestions on how to wake her up if the gaslighting and brainwashing has diseased her mind to submit and caused her to leave her true self behind? Is there any productive way I could reach her? For years I have just let her be thinking I guess she got older and just changed because of him but the more I think about it I think this change is because of an unhealthy relationship and subtle abuse and maybe we are just seeing the tip of the iceberg?

Does this sound like something that comes from gaslighting? If my parents could see her now they would be rolling over in their graves seeing that she buys into Qanon and likes Trump. I try not to talk politics with her because it just causes an incredible amount of tension but there have been times when I have heard homophobic and racist stuff where I could not keep my mouth shut. I would love to be able to tell her, "Do you realize how fricking brainwashed you are from him? What on earth happened to you? My sister would never have said mean things about gay people and minorities and buy into Trump's division and insanity."

She can still be a very wonderful sister but if she wasn't my sister I would have abandoned the relationship long ago because I am pained by seeing hate for other humans who are just being who they were born to be. It's very sad to me because I find it hard to have respect for my own sister so I try to look at her as someone who's slow mental abuse has worn her down so that her old self is a distant memory. That she is abused and has kind of lost control of her ability to think rationally.



For reference here are some links:

8 Signs That Someone Is in a Relationship With a Gaslighter (I would say pretty much all of these are like red flashing lights)
How gaslighters emotionally manipulate, traumatize, and exploit victims.

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/communication-success/201702/8-signs-someone-is-in-relationship-gaslighter


Why Do People Believe in Conspiracy Theories?
The need to find order in a confusing world

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/talking-apes/201801/why-do-people-believe-in-conspiracy-theories





Colbert: Pelosi's most brutal takedown of Trump

The most brutal takedown, however, came when Nancy Pelosi said that Trump’s border wall seems like a compulsion with him as if it’s a part of his identity.

“This wall thing, it’s like a manhood thing with him — as if manhood can be associated with him,” Pelosi said in passing.

With a series of “Ohhhhhh” and “OUCH” exclamations regarding Pelosi’s sick burn, Colbert realized that could be the reason the president is so obsessed with having it built.

“So the wall is a metaphor for his manhood? No wonder he’s having a problem erecting it,” Colbert concluded.

Watch the clip on Colbert at below link as it is absolutely EPIC!

https://www.rawstory.com/2018/12/colbert-wall-metaphor-manhood-no-wonder-hes-problem-erecting/?utm_source=push_notifications
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