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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Self-Pardon: Trump’s Get Out of Jail Free Card

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By Lynda Bryant-Work Contrary to the Constitution, President Donald Trump has the idea he can commit federal crimes – and pardon himself, giving him a wide-open field for law breaking and corruption. Trump made the assertion in a recent tweet, where he cited several “legal scholars” for the basis of his declaration – though he made no reference to Constitutional law.  In the tweet, Trump claimed that “numerous legal scholars” were the basis for his declaration. “But why would I do that when I have done nothing wrong?” Trump quipped.…

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Obstruction Of Justice Hovers In The Background – The Mueller Investigation Proceeds

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By Lynda Work                     “Throughout history, it has been the inaction of those who could have acted, the indifference of those who should have known better, the silence of the voice of justice when it mattered most, that has made it possible for evil to triumph.” Haile Selassie   In the midst of President Richard Nixon’s bid for re-election in 1972, associates of his campaign team broke into the Democratic National Committee headquarters in Washington, D.C. in order to plant listening…

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Trump A.G. Jeff Sessions’ Obsessions With Marijuana And Disdain Of The 10th Amendment

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by Richard Cameron Sessions’ Marijuana  Obsessions Trump’s Attorney General Jeff Sessions has decided to use the legal muscle of the Justice Department to pursue his longstanding personal agenda – some would call it a vendetta, against Marijuana. While this has not been a secret, and he has made numerous statements since settling into his position, nothing illustrates the extent of his determination to bring the hammer down on other’s personal choices regarding the much maligned substance than when the subject came up once again recently during a visit with far…

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Trump Now Under Investigation By Special Counsel Mueller According To White House Sources

by Richard Cameron President Donald Trump is now under investigation by recently appointed Special Counsel, Robert S. Mueller, and may have been since mid May – not long after former FBI Director James Comey was fired by Trump, according to a report in the Washington Post. Post reporters Devlin Barrett, Adam Entous, Ellen Nakashima and Sari Horwitz  have spoken with unnamed sources within the Trump White House that are disclosing that Mueller is in the process of conducting interviews with senior intelligence staff, examining possible obstruction of justice on the part of Trump. The Post…

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions Invokes The “I Do Not Recall” Strategy In Senate Hearings

by Richard Cameron Attorney General Jeff Sessions resorted to two main tactics in hedging particular lines of questioning in his testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee today.  One was selective amnesia with regard to particulars concerning interactions with Russian officials during the 2016 Presidential campaign. The other was his invoking of a “longstanding policy” of cabinet level heads of the Department of Justice not to comment on private discussions, “confidential communications”, as he termed them, with the executive branch (i.e., the President). It’s interesting, the pattern emerging. Trump’s media surrogates and…

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The Latest Conflicts Of Interest Lawsuit Against President Donald Trump Filed Today In Maryland

by Richard Cameron   As if President Donald Trump’s legal matters couldn’t become more complicated than they are at present, today, they just did. The Attorney Generals of the District of Columbia and the State of Maryland, this morning, filed complaints in Federal Court – the U.S. District Court of Maryland, alleging violation of conflict of interest, specifically breaches of the Constitution’s “Emolument Clause”. No title of nobility shall be granted by the United States: and no person holding any office of profit or trust under them, shall, without the…

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Is Former FBI Director James Comey’s Senate Testimony An Exoneration Of Donald Trump? Not Even Close.

By Richard Cameron Directly following former FBI Director James Comey’s question and answer sessions Thursday in the Senate chamber, political narratives emerged, falling generally along partisan lines.  For Democrats, Comey’s testimony was notable in that he asserted that Donald Trump lied about the condition of the FBI and the reasons Trump disclosed for Comey’s firing. For Republicans who are still tethering their destiny to that of the President’s, Comey’s answers were a full absolution of any wrongdoing on the part of the President. To listen to them, you would have to conclude…

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President Trump Is Angry And Frustrated About The Justice Department And Atty. General Jeff Sessions

by Richard Cameron White House and Justice Department staffers, speaking off the record, are disclosing that Donald Trump is seething about the Justice Department and Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The reasons according to the sources who spoke with Peter Baker and Maggie Haberman at the New York Times, is the entire series of complications that have arisen from Trump’s failed executive orders, most notably the travel ban and Sessions’ decision to recuse himself from supervising the investigation into the question of the Trump campaign’s collusion with Russia to subvert last…

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An Old FBI Hand, Robert S. Mueller III Is Called In To Lead Trump Russia Investigation

by Richard Cameron WASHINGTON, D.C. Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein announced on Wednesday that a “special counsel” will be brought in to oversee the Justice Department’s ongoing investigation into Russian interference in last year’s presidential election.  Obama era, former F.B.I. Director, Robert S. Mueller, III, will take over the lead on investigations going forward. Mueller’s appointment is just the latest in a set of events that has brought the question of Donald Trump’s relations with the Russian government to a full boil. In the last few weeks, the country has…

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