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Member 2002 - 2016, with 50,000+ posts. Re-upped for the fight ahead.

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Arrests at Trump Rally as Supporter Punched Protestor In Front Of Police

[link:https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/1011000/Trump-rally-Indiana-protestor-arrested-punch-policehttp://|

A man in a Trump shirt went into the crowd and punched a protestor in the face.

More at link........

WH Counsel for ETHICS leaving too...

.....or purged?

Stefan Passantino.

Bloomberg reporter just tweeted.

Question regarding McGahn and White House Counsel.

Shouldn't there be a law that an atty who served as the private attorney of a president prior to the presidency may not serve as WH Counsel, considering the FACT that the WH Counsel represents the office of the presidency (and by extension the American people) and not the person in the Oval Office??

And how is it that part of McGahn's tasks during his tenure were recruiting and grooming SCOTUS and judicial candidates (political appointees)? How does that serve the American people?

Something is amiss with the job description and oversight. Incidentally, who oversees the WH Counsel office? Congress? Yeah. Right.

Lanny Davis was anonymous source for Trump Tower story???

[link:https://www.axios.com/lanny-davis-cnn-trump-tower-michael-cohen-85ba3734-cf29-448a-bc0d-f71008982bb8.html?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=fbsocialshare&utm_campaign=organic|


In July, CNN reported that former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen had privately claimed President Trump knew in advance about the 2016 Trump Tower meeting between Donald Trump Jr. and Russians — and now Lanny Davis, Cohen's attorney, says he was an anonymous source for that story, reports Buzzfeed News' Steven Perlberg.

The bottom line: Davis, who told Perlberg he also served as an anonymous source for several other media outlets looking to confirm the CNN story, now says he doesn't know whether Cohen has any new information about the Trump Tower meeting. Davis told Axios' Jonathan Swan earlier this month that Cohen still doesn't know whether Trump knew about the infamous meeting.

Fact check: In the same interview with Swan, Davis also said he didn't shoot down the CNN story, because "It was painful. We were not the source, we could not confirm, and we could not correct. We had to be silent because of the sensitivity needed in the middle of a criminal investigation." Davis again denied being the source in an interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper last week.

Asked about this contradiction, Davis told Perlberg: "I made a mistake,” Davis said. “I did not mean to be cute.”

UPDATE: BuzzFeed story........Following Seth Abramson tonight? TruePundit has outed himself.


UPDATE Link to Buzzfeed story:

[link:https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/craigsilverman/revealed-notorious-pro-trump-misinformation-site-true|




Better check out his twitter feed.


Seth Abramson
‏Verified account @SethAbramson

BREAKING NEWS: "True Pundit," who spread the Russia-born "Pizzagate" conspiracy about Clinton's emails just days before Election Day 2016—with Team Trump's help—has outed himself as Michael Moore, former employee of...

...ex-RNC Finance Chair Steve Wynn.

Conspiracy Memo About Obama Aides Circulated In WH

[link:https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/the-conspiracy-memo-aimed-at-obama-aides-that-circulated-in-the-trump-white-house|


n early 2017, some of Donald Trump’s advisers concluded that they faced a sophisticated threat responsible for “coordinated attacks” on the new Administration. They circulated a memo, titled “The Echo Chamber,” which read like a U.S. military-intelligence officer’s analysis of a foreign-insurgent network. Instead of being about enemies in a distant war zone, however, the network described in the memo consisted of former aides to President Barack Obama.

The memo claimed that the “communications infrastructure” that the Obama White House used to “sell Obamacare and the Iran Deal to the public” had been moved to the private sector, now that the former aides were out of government. It called the network the Echo Chamber and accused its members of mounting a coördinated effort “to undermine President Trump’s foreign policy” through organized attacks in the press against Trump and his advisers. “These are the Obama loyalists who are probably among those coordinating the daily/weekly battle rhythm,” the memo said, adding that they likely operated a “virtual war room.” The memo lists Ben Rhodes, a former deputy national-security adviser to President Obama, as “likely the brain behind this operation” and Colin Kahl, Vice-President Joe Biden’s former national-security adviser, as its “likely ops chief.” Rhodes and Kahl both said in interviews that the allegations are false and no such organization exists.

The memo is unsigned and undated, and Trump Administration officials familiar with it offered conflicting accounts of who authored it and whether it originated inside or outside the White House. The officials said that it was circulated within the National Security Council and other parts of the Trump White House in early 2017. They said the memo may have had additional pages. A National Security Council spokesperson declined to comment
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What happened to Skittles and Fizzgig while I was off DU?

Any updates on them?

Can Trump afford to free Sessions to flip by firing him?

Sessions might see how he could be a hero by ratting out the whole shebang.

Robert Reich's proposal: ANNULMENT of Trump's presidency.

ANNULMENT OF THE TRUMP PRESIDENCY

Suppose Robert Mueller comes up with overwhelming evidence that Trump colluded with Russia to become President, and that, were it not for Russia’s actions during the election, Trump would not have been elected. In other words, Trump’s presidency is not authorized under the United States Constitution.

Impeachment in the House and conviction in the Senate would remove Trump from office. This would remedy Trump’s “high crimes and misdemeanors.”

But impeachment would not remedy Trump’s unconstitutional presidency because it would leave in place his vice president, White House staff and Cabinet, as well as all the executive orders he issued and all the legislation he signed, and the official record of his presidency.

The only way to respond to an unconstitutional presidency is to annul it. Annulment would repeal all of an unconstitutional president’s appointments and executive actions, and would eliminate the official record of the presidency. Annulment would recognize that all such appointments, actions, and records were made without constitutional authority.

The Constitution does not specifically provide for annulment of an unconstitutional presidency. But read as a whole, the Constitution leads to the logical conclusion that annulment is the appropriate remedy for one.

After all, the Supreme Court can declare legislation that doesn’t comport with the Constitution null and void. It would logically follow that the Court could declare all the legislation and executive actions of a presidency unauthorized by the Constitution to be null and void.

The Constitution also gives Congress and the states the power to amend the Constitution, thereby annulling or altering whatever provisions came before. Here, too, it would logically follow that Congress and the states could, through amendment, annul the actions of a presidency they determine to be unconstitutional.

I am not suggesting that constitutional annulment of the Trump presidency is likely. I am only arguing that, in the face of overwhelming evidence that his presidency was never authorized under the Constitution, there are ample grounds for arguing it should and can be annulled.


From his FB notes.

ALERT RANSOMWARE ATTACK

I clicked on the OP that contains a luckovich cartoon and immediately was hit with Ransomeware. My laptop is locked up. Damn.

What a mess.
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