Ongoing Fallout From Trump’s Press Conference And Helsinki Summit With Putin

by Richard Cameron Helsinki Summit – A Disaster and a bigly clean up job Donald Trump, after approximately 24 hours of furious reactions to his abominable actions in Helsinki, relented to administration political advisors and agreed to stage what amounted to a transparently insincere damage control dog and pony show. What caused the firestorm to begin with?  Let’s put those on the table first, so we can examine the validity of Trump’s gainsaying of his behavior on foreign soil. Trump’s statements at the post private meeting press conference were standard…

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The GOP Congress’ Disgraceful And Desperate Peter Strzok Hearing

by Richard Cameron   It’s indisputable that much of what takes place in congressional hearings have a partisan edge to them. It is essentially baked in the cake. That is to be expected. Seldom, however, will you see a hearing like the one conducted yesterday on Capitol Hill, in which a witness is subjected to scurrilous and indecent character attacks, the likes of which Donald Trump engages in on a daily basis and which the self same legislative thugs alternately excuse, deflect and remain silent on as frequently.  Spanning close…

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Jared Kushner’s Failed Security Clearance And The National Security Implications

Jared Kushner, Senior Advisor to President Donald J. Trump, receives a gift from Iraqi Minister of Defense Erfan al-Hiyali at the Ministry of Defense in Baghdad, Iraq, April 3, 2017. (DoD Photo by Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Dominique A. Pineiro)

by Richard Cameron Trump and National Security Donald Trump contends that he is keenly concerned with matters of national security.  So much so, that he has had a plan drawn up to impose tariffs on imported steel and aluminum on that basis – although economists and commerce experts have exposed the false premise and the potential catastrophe of such a move. But when it comes to shielding classified information from individuals not qualified to access such information, Trump has demonstrably no concerns. As was reported in recent days, President Trump’s…

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Portergate Continues – FBI Director Christopher Wray Undermines White House Narrative

Christopher Wray in testimony before a Senate committee

by Richard Cameron   The Trump White House has yet again been caught with its pants down with regard to material facts and their role regarding the Rob Porter controversy. We covered the White House’s suspicious accounting of when they became aware of Porter’s spousal abuse issues and the backfilling they engaged in last week, but now, in questioning in a Congressional hearing, FBI Director Christopher Wray has officially contradicted the statements of Trump’s communications staff. Raj Shaw, deputy press secretary, told reporters last Thursday, that the FBI background investigation…

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Portergate – The Newest Trump Administration Scandal, Catches Chief Of Staff Kelly In The Crosshairs

video still of Donald Trump, Staff Secretary Rob Porter and then White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus in the Oval Office

by Richard Cameron   White House Chief of Staff John Kelly may have deliberately misled the American people about what he knew about Staff Secretary Rob Porter’s history of spousal abuse. The London Daily Mail broke the story about Mr. Porter’s spousal abuse on Tuesday and that evening, in a statement from his office, Kelly said, “Rob Porter is a man of true integrity and honor and I can’t say enough good things about him. He is a friend, a confidante and a trusted professional. I am proud to serve alongside…

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The FBI Was Right To Target Trump Campaign Advisor Carter Page

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by Tony Wyman According to a poll taken late in 2017, three-quarters of Trump supporters believe the president should remain in office should the Mueller investigation prove the president colluded with Russia to defeat Hillary Clinton during the 2016 election. The same people who believe alleged FBI collusion with the Democrat Party is high treason, feel completely different about their man’s disturbingly close and surreptitious ties to the nation that has nearly 2000 nuclear warheads pointed at the United States.  Just 14% of Trump’s faithful, believe Mr. Trump should step down…

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Did You Get the Memo?

by Wes Walker via libertyisftw.org Mmm, yeah, you see, we’re putting the cover sheets on all TPS reports before they go out… Did you see the memo about this?” -Bill Lumbergh, Office Space So let’s deal with the most ridiculous of political melodramas presently unfolding, being crumpled up, and unfolding again on the national stage. A melodrama so excruciatingly and bureaucratically American that I can only imagine how ludicrous it must appear to almost anyone outside the States. For those that haven’t been keeping up with this, Trump supporters have…

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Donald Trump Again Dredges Up Baseless Claims Of Intelligence Community Misconduct

by Richard Cameron   This is a follow up to a report I wrote originally last March in reaction to Donald Trump’s wild and unfounded claims that former President Barack Obama had personally put him and his campaign under surveillance. My decision to re-publish it now, is based on Trump having started up a  baseless line of attack on the intelligence community once again and using it as a tactic to divert attention away from the Mueller investigation that is coming to a rolling boil.  Here is the most recent…

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Refugee Resettlement Revisited And Set To Be Cut In 2018: The Facts, The Numbers

photo of Sahrawi refugee camp in Algerian desert

by Richard Cameron The number of refugees from nations plagued by civil and sectarian war, admitted to the US under the US Refugees Admissions Program  (USRAP) peaked during President Barack Obama’s final year in office (August and September 2016) and dropped considerably from October to January, continuing to drop in Donald Trump’s first year.  The below graph illustrates the numbers over the last 10 years of the program: Although refugees were brought to the US prior to USRAP – USRAP commenced formally during the Carter administration and was continued by Ronald Reagan. …

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Fallacies, Foolishness, Fails And Fictions Of Trump’s New York Times Interview

by Richard Cameron   The New York Times Michael Schmidt’s impromptu interview with President Donald Trump at his Trump International golf club in West Palm Beach was evidence that Trump has not developed any new habits of embracing facts, grasping reality or curbing his instinct to loiter around absurd and unfounded pretensions. The audience that the unscripted interview was intended for, as all of them are – is Trump’s continuously shrinking political base. Schmidt apparently was of the view that employing open ended questions colloquially known as “softballs”, would cause…

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