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Trump Presses Supreme Court Chief Justice For Action On Russia Dossier

Source: Huffington Post

WASHINGTON, Aug 29 (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Wednesday the U.S. Supreme Court chief justice should tell the head of a national security court to question FBI and Justice Department officials about their use of a so-called Russia dossier as part of a collusion probe.

Trump singled out Justice Department official Bruce Ohr in a message on Twitter apparently quoting a Fox News analyst. Ohr is linked to the dossier of allegations of possible collusion between Trump’s campaign and Russia.

The dossier was compiled by former British spy Christopher Steele in work partly financed by the Democratic National Committee (DNC). Republican critics of the dossier have focused heavily on its DNC ties and U.S. surveillance of Trump associates.

Read more: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/donald-trump-bruce-ohr_us_5b879a1ee4b0162f471fa020?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=__TheMorningEmail__083018&utm_content=__TheMorningEmail__083018+CID_1a456d6da510098b0bb0b1119477c1f6&utm_source=Email%20marketing%20software&utm_term=Reuters&ncid=newsltushpmgnews__TheMorningEmail__083018



So now Trump figures the Chief Justice of SCOTUS works for him and Trump can tell the Chief Justice to order lower court justices to do what Trump wants them to do.

More from Rachael...

The Administration has apparently released the full and unredacted Security Clearance Application for a Democrat running for Congress to a Republican org doing oppo research on her and a PAC associated with Paul Ryan is already using some of the info in attack ads.

Releasing the info on a Security Clearance Application is ILLEGAL!

The DNC has sent a warning to all Democrat candidates who have any sort of background what did or might have required a Clearance to be aware.

BASTARDS!!! They STILL think that they are above the law. Muller needs to take some of these assholes down!

DC Tribune suggests McConnell may be under investigation by Mueller

http://dctribune.org/2018/08/25/mitch-mcconnell-likely-under-investigation-by-bob-mueller-over-ties-to-russias-hacking-of-2016-elections/

Mitch McConnell Likely Under Investigation By Bob Mueller Over Ties To Russia’s Hacking Of 2016 Elections

It’s hard to imagine how life could get much worse for Republicans in advance of the 2108 midterm elections, but we here at DC Tribune think we might know of one, and it comes from the same source that’s been the scourge of the Trump administration since May 17th, 2017: The Robert Mueller Special Counsel investigation.

And honestly, what could possibly be worse news for the GOP than to find out that one or more of their leaders were being focused on as part of that investigation?

We already know almost as a matter of course that Mueller is looking into statements made in private between members of the House GOP leadership, joking about fellow Republicans and even the President being on Vladimir Putin’s payroll. That’s not the type of discussion that doesn’t make it into a final report about who knew what and when.

Unfortunately for him, it looks like Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell may have known enough in advance to warrant a thorough investigation by Mueller’s team over what looks like at the very least some obstruction of justice charges of his own. Questions that Mueller would likely want answers to[.]


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I've thought for a long time that Mueller should be investigating members of Congress as well as tRump & Co. There are just too many GOPers wandering around ignoring Treason for it just to be Politics as usual.

Note: I don't know how reliable a source this paper is, but I certainly wouldn't be surprised if Mueller were investigating McConnell, Ryan, Nunes, and others.

For those of us of a certain age: (Parody)

Trump babbling incoherently about energy at fundraiser.

This is a transcript of part of his speech:

“We have — clean coal exports have increased, 60 percent last year — clean coal, which is one of our big assets that we weren’t allowed to use for our miners. You remember Hillary with the coal, right, sitting with the miners at the table? Remember? That wasn’t so good for her. So the people of West Virginia and all over, you look at Wyoming, you look at so many different places where they just, Pennsylvania, where they loved what we did, and it’s clean coal and we have the most modern procedures. But it’s a tremendous form of energy in the sense that in a military way — think of it — coal is indestructible.”

“You can blow up a pipeline, you can blow up the windmills. You know, the windmills, boom, boom, boom [mimicking windmill sound] bing [mimes shooting large gun], that’s the end of that one. If the birds don’t kill it first. The birds could kill it first. They kill so many birds. You look underneath some of those windmills, it’s like a killing field, the birds. But you know, that’s what they were going to, they were going to windmills. And you know, don’t worry about — when the wind doesn’t blow, I said, ‘What happens when the wind doesn’t blow?’ ‘Well, then we have a problem.’

“Okay, good. They were putting them in areas where they didn’t have much wind, too. And it’s a subs — you need subsidy for windmills. You need subsidy. Who wants to have energy where you need subsidy? So, uh, the coal is doing great.”


I wasn't sure I believed this when I ran across it on Facebook, but I checked and the above was printed in WaPo, trying to decipher the indecipherable. Sure sounds like a person not in complete possession of his faculties. Full article at:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/politics/wp/2018/08/20/allow-us-to-translate-trumps-odd-comments-on-coal-and-energy/?utm_term=.0413e8277eb7

I was on the receiving end of a good news story.

We live in community that is about 50/50 Dem/Repub and at least a few Trumpsters. (One guy up the street has an Infowars bumper sticker.) My neighbors on the left is GOP, used to fly the stars and bars but has since switched to the stars and stripes and are older than us. We get along great The neighbors on the right are a young couple smoke a LOT of grass. I have no idea what their politics are if the have any at all. We wave to each other as we pass, we pet each other's dogs, but that's about it. They are in their 20's and we are in our 70's. And so the neighborhood goes. (One thing I really love is that a large majority have dogs, so no one complains about our 5 dogs.)

One of the irritating things about getting old is that your body's thermostat doesn't function as well as it used to. My temp comfort zone has gotten much smaller and I just can't take the heat the way I used to. And this summer has been hot and humid. The only time I can mow the yard is in the evening when most of the yard is in shade and the temp has dropped to the low 80's or lower. Lately that's when the thunder storms have rolled in and our grass was getting really tall. So yesterday I decided to bide the bullet and get the lawn mowed. Our lawn mower is old and tired and usually take 20-30 pulls to start. So - here I am, trying to get the damn thing started when our young neighbor saunters over and offers to help me mow! He recognized that mowing is getting more and more difficult for me and just came over, brought his mower, and helped.

Pretty amazing.

Amazing mind-reading math trick.

For as long as I can remember, I have loved math tricks. This one really works! It will take you only about ten seconds and, amazingly, it will reveal your all-time favorite movie.
I'm pretty good at math, so I did it in my head, then on paper, and finally
on a calculator just to confirm my mathematical calculations. Each time I
got the same answer, and sure enough, it IS my very favorite movie...EVER!
DO NOT cheat. DO YOUR math, THEN compare the results on the list of movies at the bottom. You will be AMAZED at how scary true and accurate this test is:

1. Pick a number from 1-9.
2. Multiply that number by 3.
3. Add 3.
4. Multiply by 3 again.
5. Your total will be a two digit number. Add the first and second digits together to find your favorite movie (of all time) in the list of 17 movies below:

Movie List:
1. Gone With the Wind
2. E.T.
3. Blazing Saddles
4. Star Wars
5. Forrest Gump
6. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
7. Jaws
8. Grease
9. The Trump Resignation Speech
10. Casablanca
11. Jurassic Park
12. Shrek
13. Pirates of the Caribbean
14. Titanic
15. Raiders of the Lost Ark
16. Home Alone
17. Mrs. Doubt fire

... Now, isn't that something?

I finally figured out why tRump want a Space Force.

Someone told him the truth about Roswell and Area 51 and that we are being overrun by Aliens from space. He wants the Space Force so we can build a wall around Earth and get the Aliens to pay for it!

Manafort trial Day 8: Judge concedes fault after Mueller protest, Airbnb exec takes the stand

Source: Politico

The federal judge overseeing the Paul Manafort trial conceded Thursday morning that he made a mistake in chastising special counsel Robert Mueller’s prosecutors a day earlier in front of the jury.

Addressing the jurors before prosecutors called their first witness of the day, U.S. District Court Judge T.S. Ellis said he “may well have been wrong” on Wednesday when he slammed the Mueller team for allowing an expert witness from the IRS to remain in the courtroom while other witnesses were testifying.

Typically, witnesses aren't supposed to hear anyone else's testimony in a trial so they don't influence each other, but Mueller’s team got Ellis’ permission during the trial’s opening arguments last week to have the IRS agent in the court on a regular basis.

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Mueller’s team has been frustrated by repeated slapdowns from Ellis during the Manafort trial — now in its eighth day. Before court started on Thursday morning, they filed a written motion to formally protest how they had been called out over the IRS witness.

Read more: https://www.politico.com/story/2018/08/09/paul-manafort-trial-day-8-judge-ellis-769889



It may be time for the Gov't to request a mistrial over the judge's repeated and continuing criticism over the Prosecution attempts to put on their case and doing it in front of the jury. It is hard to un-prejudice a jury.
Posted by Stonepounder | Thu Aug 9, 2018, 04:11 PM (6 replies)
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