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Arkansas Granny

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The Dollar General CEO just accidentally made clear how screwed up the economy is

Here’s a grim picture of the state of the American economy: The CEO of Dollar General explained to the Wall Street Journal why things are looking up for his company.

Dollar General, with about 14,000 stores across the country and a $22 billion market value, targets customers making $40,000 a year or less. They are expanding, CEO Todd Vasos told the Journal.

Why?

“The economy is continuing to create more of our core customer,” Vasos said.

https://www.vox.com/platform/amp/policy-and-politics/2017/12/4/16735340/dollar-general-ceo-economy


There are new Dollar General stores and others like it opening in my area all the time.
Posted by Arkansas Granny | Mon Dec 4, 2017, 06:14 PM (22 replies)

After Flynn, Are Kushner and Don Jr. Next?

On Friday morning, Michael Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the F.B.I. while serving as President Trump’s national security adviser. Making a false statement to a federal official is a felony offense, but nowhere near as bad as what the special counsel, Robert Mueller, could likely have charged Mr. Flynn with, including charges for possible violations of the Foreign Agents Registration Act (similar to those brought against the former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his deputy Rick Gates) or those stemming from a possible attempt to kidnap a Turkish cleric in Pennsylvania. By pleading guilty and agreeing to cooperate with Mr. Mueller, Mr. Flynn also appears to have averted prosecution of his son, who was reportedly implicated in some of the misconduct.

Prosecutors generally offer favorable plea bargains like this one only when the cooperating defendant can provide evidence that incriminates someone “up the ladder” — someone more senior than the defendant himself. In our experience, that is particularly true when the prosecutor is deciding not to pursue other, readily provable charges, like those that seem to exist here.

Lest there be any doubt about what is happening, the statement of the offense filed along with Mr. Flynn’s plea shows that he is prepared to testify that the communications that he lied about, concerning conversations with the Russian ambassador in December 2016, were discussed with multiple members of the transition team — including one “senior official” and one “very senior member.” It is not yet clear who those individuals are, but transition officials and members included Jared Kushner and Donald Trump Jr. as well as Vice President Mike Pence, Representative Devin Nunes of California; the former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.

It is probably Mr. Kushner who is in greatest jeopardy now. Bloomberg has reported that he is the very senior transition member who directed Mr. Flynn to reach out to Russia. Mr. Kushner has already been questioned by the special counsel and by Congress. If he was one of those officials Mr. Flynn spoke to and he was not honest about it when questioned, he could face similar false statement charges.

https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/12/01/opinion/flynn-kushner-donald-trump-jr.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fopinion&referer=https://www.realclearpolitics.com/


This article was written by Richard W. Painter and Norman L. Eisen. Richard Painter was ethics lawyer for George W. Bush.
Posted by Arkansas Granny | Sat Dec 2, 2017, 01:37 PM (4 replies)

Here's an interesting timeline.

https://twitter.com/matthewamiller/status/936611297436819463?s=17
Posted by Arkansas Granny | Fri Dec 1, 2017, 01:57 PM (1 replies)

Unbelievable! This is what Fox News is touting today.



Secret emails detail FBI’s hunt for leaker after infamous Lynch-Clinton tarmac meeting

http://www.foxnews.com/
Posted by Arkansas Granny | Fri Dec 1, 2017, 12:29 PM (0 replies)

Trump asked Senate Republicans to end Russia election interference investigation: report

President Trump reportedly pressed multiple Senate Republicans to end the Senate Intelligence Committee’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, according to a new report.

Multiple lawmakers and aides told The New York Times that Trump asked several top Republicans, including committee chairman Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.), Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) to end the investigation quickly.

Trump’s requests came over the summer as special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian election interference ramped up.

A White House spokesman told the Times that Trump has “at no point…attempted to apply undue influence on committee members.”
The U.S. intelligence community concluded in a report made public in January that the Kremlin sought to disrupt the 2016 election and sway the race in Trump's favor, prompting a number of investigations by House and Senate committees and special counsel Robert Mueller.

http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/362708-trump-asked-senate-republicans-to-end-russia-election-interference
Posted by Arkansas Granny | Fri Dec 1, 2017, 10:06 AM (6 replies)

I have fallen in love with Gollum J. Trump.

https://twitter.com/realGollumTrump/status/936458640462098432

Gollum J. Trump‏
@realGollumTrump
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Replying to @StephenAtHome
Our he-son isn’t insane! He is outsane! Yes that’s it precious- OUTSANES! No shames bouts the words and riddles he spouts and shouts! Just like Sméagol! No! DONT SAY THAT! We doesn’t even know our he-son! He VOLUNTEERED to be our he-son! Sads!
Posted by Arkansas Granny | Fri Dec 1, 2017, 09:46 AM (2 replies)

OMG! I love the Rude Pundit.

https://twitter.com/rudepundit/status/936425217882316800?s=17

Brian Ries
@moneyries
CNN: State Dept feared violent protests at US embassies in Middle East after Trump retweets, relayed concerns to White House. Embassies were on alert throughout the day, no incidents have been reported thus far. Official: "It was a big concern." — @abbydphillip & @eliselabottcnn
Posted by Arkansas Granny | Fri Dec 1, 2017, 07:39 AM (13 replies)
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