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Crime in Progress by Fusion GPS founders

Just finished the Audiobook, and if you have been following the whole Russia thing (!), this book gives an excellent overview and puts perspective on how this came about.

One surprising topic that I never grasped was how much Bill Browder hates Fusion, in fact I never understood there was animosity at all.

This is written from Fusion's perspective, and I loved their digs at GOP reps. They did a deep dive on Nunes, and found ethics stuff that he's gotten away with. In fact that recent $65,000 jolly to Europe is a pattern. Duncan Hunter did similar, and I'd going to jail.

David McWilliams podcast : EP34: Impeachment and polarization of US politics with Prof Bill Black

EP34: Impeachment explained and the polarization of US politics with professor Bill Black

This week in a break from tradition, John and David are joined from the States by Prof Bill Black, scourge of the white collar criminal, to explore impeachment, where might it end and the fractured nature of American society and politics.

Krazy Effed Up TrumpWorld #432553 : Trump personal attorney, Rudy Guiliani, has a new criminal

defense attorney. His name is Robert Costello.

So ?

Well last night Rachel pointed out that Robert Costello, was also the criminal defense attorney to Trump's previous personal attorney.....Michael Cohen !!!

It is impossible to make this stuff up.

https://lawandcrime.com/high-profile/rudy-giuliani-hires-defense-attorney-previously-accused-of-dangling-pardon-to-michael-cohen/

As federal prosecutors continue to look into his foreign business entanglements, Rudy Giuliani on Thursday announced that he had hired three attorneys to represent him in the matter. The team for President Donald Trump’s personal attorney is led by former federal prosecutor Robert Costello, who made headlines earlier this year for allegedly attempting to “dangle a pardon” to the president’s former attorney Michael Cohen.

“I am represented and assisted by Robert Costello and the Pierce Bainbridge firm in particular, Eric Creizman and Melissa Madrigal,” Giuliani tweeted.

A former Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Southern District of New York, Costello currently specializes in criminal and commercial litigation for the New York law firm Davidoff Hutcher & Citron, LLP.

During his congressional testimony in February, Cohen produced two emails sent from April 2018, in which Costello wrote that Cohen could “sleep well tonight” because he had “friends in high places.”

Costello initially said he was quoting the Garth Brooks song “Friends in Low Places,” but eventually conceded that he was talking about President Trump.

“I have absolutely no concern about any of this because it was simply a reference to the president of the United States being the ‘friend in high places’ — nothing more,” Costello said in an email to Courthouse News in April.

During the investigation into Russian election meddling, however, Cohen told former special counsel Robert Mueller that he understood the email to be about a possible future pardon.

Has Putin sped up the timetable ? Rachel asks an excellent question

Has Putin decided that Trump will be out on his ear soon, so he needs to get his wins now ?

Forces Ukraine to accept Elections in the Russian occupied eastern province

Trump capitulates in Syria, handing control to Russia

Russia and the US to do Cyber Operations together

Talking about inviting Putin to the G7 at the Doral


Oh, it's starting to feel a LOT like Christmas ! FINALLY a flipping g-g-g-g-reat day !



Zippity doo dah, zippity day, my oh my what a wonderful day !

Brexit : Prorogation was Unlawful !!! Bercow can re-open Parliament immediately.

All 11 judges were unanimous that Johnson's prorogation was unlawful, and that it was as if it never happened. The House of Commons and Lords can resume immediately.

https://www.rte.ie/news/world/2019/0924/1077789-prorogation-court-ruling/

The UK's highest court has ruled that British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was "unlawful".

The prime minister advised the Queen on 28 August to prorogue parliament for five weeks, and it was suspended on 9 September until 14 October.

Mr Johnson said the five-week suspension is to allow the government to set out a new legislative agenda in a Queen's speech when MPs return to parliament.

But those who brought legal challenges argue the prorogation is designed to prevent parliamentary scrutiny of the UK's impending exit from the EU on 31 October.

The Supreme Court heard appeals over three days arising out of separate legal challenges in England and Scotland, in which leading judges reached different conclusions.
At the High Court in London, Lord Chief Justice Lord Burnett and two other judges rejected campaigner and businesswoman Gina Miller's challenge, finding that the prorogation was "purely political" and not a matter for the courts.

But in Scotland, a cross-party group of MPs and peers led by SNP MP Joanna Cherry QC won a ruling from the Inner House of the Court of Session that Mr Johnson's prorogation decision was unlawful because it was "motivated by the improper purpose of stymieing parliament".

Brexit : Boris Johnson's brother announces he will NOT stand at the next General Election ! BIG news

Said he couldn't resolve Family loyalty v the National Interest (Couldn't square the lies, I presume).


Jo Johnson
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It’s been an honour to represent Orpington for 9 years & to serve as a minister under three PMs. In recent weeks I’ve been torn between family loyalty and the national interest - it’s an unresolvable tension & time for others to take on my roles as MP & Minister. #overandout

Brexit : The Fragility of democracy and why winner takes all economics led to the rise of populism

EP21: The Fragility of democracy and why winner takes all economics has led to the rise of populism

David McWilliams, Economist

Published on 2 Sep 2019

Democracy is often taken for granted and many countries are currently testing its resilience right before our eyes. On this episode we break down how we ended up in this political/economic/social mess

Black is the colour - Christy Moore

Are we heading towards a global economic slowdown?

Economist David McWilliams Podcast


Highly relevant to American based DUers

With the central bank cutting interest rates last week we thought it would be a good idea to analyze the current market signals and try to breakdown what might be looming in the future for the global economy

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