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(hmmmm?)-Newt Gingrich: Independent Investigator Needed for Trump-Russia Probe

Newt Gingrich: ‘Independent’ Investigator Needed for Trump-Russia Probe
by ERIK ORTIZ
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Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich wants a special investigator to review the Trump team's alleged contact with Russian officials during the campaign — one of the few prominent Republicans calling for such an examination.

Gingrich, when asked about the use of a special prosecutor Tuesday on Fox News, advised President Donald Trump to "take a lesson from the past" and assign a "very smart, independent person" to take on that investigatory role.

"Maybe somebody like Michael Mukasey, former attorney general [under George W. Bush] — put them in charge of the whole project, and say, you know, there are questions here, the country has questions, the media has questions, even members of Congress (have) questions," Gingrich said.

http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/politics-news/newt-gingrich-independent-investigator-needed-trump-russia-probe-n726686

Why Trump Won

https://twitter.com/NBCNews/status/836650430130069504
https://twitter.com/mattyglesias/status/836650872746688514
http://www.nbcnews.com/video/black-holes-devour-stars-a-lot-more-frequently-than-we-thought-886529091771?cid=sm_npd_nn_tw_ma

"Don't fool yourself" Andrea Manafort wrote-"That money we have is blood money"

Manafort’s Ukrainian ‘blood money’ caused qualms, hack suggests
Trump, Yanukovych work concerned the family of Trump’s former campaign chairman, texts appear to show.

By KENNETH P. VOGEL, DAVID STERN and JOSH MEYER 02/28/17 05:27 AM EST

https://twitter.com/mattyglesias/status/836649695237660673

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/02/manaforts-ukrainian-blood-money-caused-qualms-hack-suggests-235473

Simply the best.

LOL: National Enquirer-Trump's Go-to-News Source



From Fox & Friends Interview:

http://insider.foxnews.com/2017/02/28/trump-obama-behind-protests-leaks-fox-friends-interview

Charles P Pierce: Why I'll Never Sympathize with Regretful Trump Voters

YOU SADDLED THE REST OF US WITH MISRULE AND DISASTER. OWN IT.

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And you know what I say?

Shut up.

This is a story about hypocrisy, not about ambivalence.

You fell for a con. Seventy percent of you voted for the very policy that has taken your friend away because you thought the damn coal mines were coming back when everyone has been telling you for years that the coal industry is as dead as Kelsey's nuts and that Donald Trump, Jesus Christ, and J.H. Blair working together couldn't bring it back. Because, I suspect, you know that better than anybody, you channeled your frustration and despair into chants of "Build The Wall!" And, Ms. Johnson? Virtually all of "those people" actually do come here and help. If that head of lettuce on the counter could only talk…

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Tonight, the president will unveil his facsimile of a federal budget and I guarantee you it will make the lives of practically every person in all these stories worse, not better. And, in a few months, when it's really begun to bite, the editors and news directors will send out more expeditions to find out what "real Americans" feel about the disaster they've wrought on themselves, and us. They all had the same choices we did. They all had the same opportunity to inform themselves; I mean, it wasn't like the campaign was under-covered, and it wasn't like the eventual winner hasn't governed precisely the way he campaigned.

Feeling lost and desperate is a terrible thing. But if, out of loss and desperation, you drink 20 cold beers out of the old preparation room and smash your car into a daycare center, the judge is not going to care how lost and desperate you felt. You build your own prisons in this life. You design your own sentences.


the XLNT rest:
http://www.esquire.com/news-politics/politics/news/a53491/regretful-trump-voters/

Financial markets are now betting against the future of the planet. This won't end well

https://twitter.com/Independent/status/836603300749398017

http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/oil-tycoons-financial-markets-climate-change-environment-betting-against-future-planet-a7604021.html

Ms. DeVos must also think that Poland's Jews in WWII just loved being in the Warsaw ghetto.

https://twitter.com/dale_leopold/status/836593313423765504

Statement from Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Following Listening Session with Historically Black College and University Leaders
FEBRUARY 28, 2017
Contact: Press Office, (202) 401-1576, press@ed.gov
Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos released the following statement after meeting with presidents and chancellors of Historically Black Colleges and Universities at the White House:

A key priority for this administration is to help develop opportunities for communities that are often the most underserved. Rather than focus solely on funding, we must be willing to make the tangible, structural reforms that will allow students to reach their full potential.

Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) have done this since their founding. They started from the fact that there were too many students in America who did not have equal access to education. They saw that the system wasn't working, that there was an absence of opportunity, so they took it upon themselves to provide the solution.

HBCUs are real pioneers when it comes to school choice. They are living proof that when more options are provided to students, they are afforded greater access and greater quality. Their success has shown that more options help students flourish.

Their counsel and guidance will be crucial in addressing the current inequities we face in education. I look forward to working with the White House to elevate the role of HBCUs in this administration and to solve the problems we face in education today.


https://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/statement-secretary-education-betsy-devos-following-listening-session-historically-black-college-and-university-leaders

The Kansas City Star's editorial board asks where their president is.

Trump usually loves to celebrate all-American heroes. But he’s passed on commending Ian Grillot, a bystander who leapt to take the gunman down before anyone else was harmed. Grillot was shot, too.

Surely the White House team could have cobbled together a statement of some sort, a response to at least address growing fears that the U.S. is unwelcoming of immigrants, or worse, that the foreign-born need to fear for their lives here. The deadly incident in Olathe has resonated across the country and even around the globe.

During such moments of crisis, people look to the president for strength and guidance.

They need to hear their moral outrage articulated, the condemnation of a possible hate crime and the affirmation that the U.S. values everyone’s contributions, whether you’re an immigrant or native-born. For Trump, this was a crucial opportunity to condemn such hateful acts and to forcefully declare that this is not who we are.

Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article135323049.html#storylink=cpy

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/donald-trump-ryan-owens-seal-raid_us_58b58852e4b0780bac2d58c6


"They don't dig for truth-They skim media for anything that makes them feel better about themselves"



MORE:
http://foreignpolicy.com/2017/02/22/the-shallow-state-trump/
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