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The Russia investigation may be reaching a “pivot point” — which could result in a constitutional crisis

  • The New York Times reported Trump’s attorneys are looking for ways to discredit Mueller’s Russia investigation — and potentially fire Mueller.
  • The Washington Post also reported the lawyers are looking for potential conflicts of interest among Mueller’s attorneys.
  • “If you’re trying to fire prosecutors … we’re coming toward a real crisis,” Ron Hosko said in an interview Thursday afternoon. 
  • The head of the Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund, who once oversaw the criminal investigative division of the FBI, Hosko said that Trump considering interfering with or firing Mueller would be a “pivot point” for the country in the Russia investigation.
  • It’s not clear what would happen if the president tried to fire Mueller or direct his investigation. What is clear: It would trigger a legal and constitutional crisis. Read more (7/21/17)
Trump's lawyers are exploring his pardoning powers to hedge against the Russia investigation

(Donald Trump at a press conference on Friday during which he accused James Comey of lying under oath.Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
President Donald Trump’s lawyers are looking into whether Trump can pardon himself, family members, and his aides in preparation for the outcome of the Russia investigation.

The probe into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 US election and possible collusion with the Trump campaign is led by special counsel Robert Mueller and has so far lassoed top White House aides, Trump’s immediate family, and the president himself into a wide-ranging examination that has stymied the Trump administration for months.

The Washington Post reported Thursday night that some of Trump lawyers are also looking for ways to “limit or undercut” Mueller’s investigation, citing people familiar with his legal counsel’s thinking.

The Trump administration has already employed such tactics to a degree by accusing Mueller and his investigative team of various conflicts of interest. At one point, Trump alleged that Mueller was hiring prosecutors who openly supported his rival, Hillary Clinton, in the 2016 election.

The question of whether Trump can pardon himself of any crimes has been floated before. One of Trump’s advisers told The Post the president “has simply expressed a curiosity in understanding the reach of his pardoning authority.”

“This is not in the context of, ‘I can’t wait to pardon myself,” the adviser said, according to the newspaper.

On the matter of conflicts of interest, Trump has previously floated that allegation against Mueller as a possible reason for potentially removing the former FBI director from the investigation.

Trump appeared to suggest as much in an interview with The New York Times published Wednesday. On Thursday, the White House walked that back, saying Trump “has no intention” to remove Mueller from the Russia probe.

Still, the White House is said to be intent on finding fault in Mueller’s investigators, The Times reported Thursday night, looking for ways to discredit the investigation or force some members of Mueller’s team to recuse themselves from the probe.

Critics, including some Democrats, have described Trump’s behavior toward Russia probe investigators and the investigation itself as unbecoming of someone who is innocent.

Sen. Mark Warner, the Democratic vice chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said in a statement Thursday night, “Russia’s interference in the 2016 elections was an attack on our democracy. … The possibility that the President is considering pardons at this early stage in these ongoing investigations is extremely disturbing.”

“Pardoning any individuals who may have been involved would be crossing a fundamental line.”

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Paul Ryan has TURNED OFF HIS PHONE AND FAX so as to no longer hear the overwhelming protests of repealing the ACA, Obamacare.
So here is a new tactic:
Since Paul Ryan has blocked his office phones and fax numbers, and is turning away people who show up to deliver petitions, time to change tactics.
Please mail postcards to his HOME address saying NO to defunding Planned Parenthood, NO to repealing the ACA, and NO to privatizing Medicare!
PAUL RYAN
700 ST. LAWRENCE AVE.
JANESVILLE, WI 53545
Please reblog this info. Let’s see what 67 million cards in the driveway looks like!

So yesterday, I looked for movies on Netflix, and I came upon a German movie called ‘Look who’s back’. This movie is from 2014, bear with me. So the storyline is that basically Hitler comes back in 2014, he wakes up suddenly in a wood, where his bunker once was, he was teleported there a few moments before he lost and commited suicide. Hitler goes on and discovers modern Germany, ofc he’s no pleased… up to the point where he meets a young journalist Savatsky, who believes Hitler to be a very good impersonator of the dictator. Savatsky has just been fired from the channel that employed him. He sees the opportunity and starts to make a small docu with Hitler in modern Germany, Hitler has in mind to take power back ofc. Up to the point that Savatsky presents Hitler (whom he still believes to be an impersonator), to his ex bosses, they love him and they re hire Savatsky and plan a show with Hitler, they air it and the people love it and love him, he becomes a new sensation, people agree with him, about what he says, and all… he becomes a star…

Up to the point that Hitler writes a book and they decide to do a movie based off that book. Everyone just think it’s a funny but accurate impersonator of Hitler… At some point in the movie Savatsky starts dating a young woman who works for the same channel, she happens to be jew, she also has a granny that has alzheimer. Following Hitler’s success, Savatsky and Hitler are invited by the girlfriend (she lives with her grandma), but everything doesn’t go as planned: the granny recognizes Hitler, she knows it’s him, she’s outraged ( remember she is a jewish woman and she says she has lost a lot of family members in the holocaust) and she says this to him:

*remember how people and the medias were having a good laugh at Trump’s apparitions and moments??? Ring a bell?

So by then Savatsky realizes he’s not an impersonator, he does a bit more research how 2014!Hitler arrived and he’s convinced now he’s the real one, which he is, he confronts him and Hitler says he never hid it (true he never did). So Savatsky takes out a gun and threatens him and takes him on a roof, on their way there they discuss:

To which Hitler replies:

*Reminds anyone of Trump’s supporters praising their leader for doing exactly what he promised?* The people knew what they did, they were not tricked into it, same with Trump, they knew what they voted for.

Savatsky and Hitler arrive on the roof and S. is still holding that gun against H.

Savatsy says to Hitler:


To which Hitler replis:

*And this is the ugly truth my friends.

So after all this tirade, Hitler says to Savatsky he can’t kill him, doesn’t have the guts etc… But he does, Savatsky shoots Hitler in the heard and he falls off the roof. S. approaches the roof top to see the corpse, but there’s none… Because Hitler didn’t die, he’s behind Savatsky. And he tells him that:

That last sentence he says to Savatsky is actually terrifying because of its truth.

The end is a bit dissatisfying, but that’s not the point, at first, I thought it was a stupid comedy, and at some point I even started to think the message might be disgusting as he interrogated those people and they said pretty nasty things about foreigners etc…(keep in mind a lot of this was unscripted and was just them interrogating random people in the streets). But in the end I got it, it was a message, and the message is that today, people would and could vote for Hitler. Those same rethorics are back and people are buying into it more and more. This movie was filmed in 2014… we’re ine 2017 and Trump is president of the most powerful country in the world… This movie was more than a satire, it was a warning…

Trump just warned Robert Mueller not to look into his finances — it might be too late for that

  • In an interview with the New York Times on Wednesday, President Donald Trump warned special counsel for the Russia investigation Robert Mueller not to look into his personal finances.
  • Moments after that interview was released, the Times released a separate story reporting that banking regulators are already taking a deep look into Trump’s relationship with the German banking giant Deutsche Bank, and they expect to soon be hearing from Mueller as well. Read more (7/19/17)

Trump suggests that the FBI director should report directly to him

  • Also in the interview with the Times, Trump suggested that he believes the FBI director should report directly to him, not the attorney general.
  • In a portion of the interview that picks up with Trump talking about Nixon, Trump claims that the FBI director was always supposed to report to the president of the United States, and only began reporting to the Justice Department out of “courtesy.” Read more (7/19/17)

Trump says he wouldn’t have appointed Sessions if he knew he’d recuse himself from the Russia matter

  • Finally, in the same interview with the New York Times, Trump told reporters that he would not have appointed Jeff Sessions to be attorney general if he had known he would recuse himself from the Russia matter.
  • “Sessions should have never recused himself, and if he was going to recuse himself, he should have told me before he took the job and I would have picked somebody else.” Read more (7/19/17)
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The Trump administration is looking for evidence of crimes committed by Haitians in the US

  • The Trump administration is seeking evidence of crimes committed by Haitian immigrants in the United States, according to internal emails, the Associated Press reported on Tuesday.
  • The news comes as officials weigh whether to extend or terminate Haitian eligibility for the Temporary Protected Status program, which has given asylum to 50,000 Haitians since a devastating earthquake struck Haiti in January 2010, killing up to 316,000 people.
  • Haitian eligibility for TPS is set to expire on July 22. It remains unclear whether the administration will use crime among Haitian beneficiaries to determine whether the group is allowed to stay in the U.S. longer, but it seems likely, considering President Donald Trump’s dogged efforts to criminalize other immigrants. Read more (5/9/17)

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