Donald Trump – Master Of Bait And Switch And Evaporating Claims

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by Richard Cameron   If you look closely, or even not so closely at the outcomes of virtually every assertion that Trump and his administration have made in the last 28 months and even reaching back before his inauguration – a distinct pattern emerges. The pattern? Trump makes claims about his presidency that receive a lot of traction in the right wing media, but that inevitably, whether it is a day later, a week later or even a few months, are found to have been fictitious. It started with Trump’s…

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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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Danger Ahead! The Runaway Tractor Trailer Rig – Trump’s Presidency

by Richard Cameron Trump’s Runaway Presidency The standard metaphor for anything that is going “south”, that is to say, badly wrong, is a speeding train hopping the rails – an impending train wreck. Since it is so overworked and such a cliché, perhaps we should opt for another analogy to the Donald Trump presidency – the runaway semi-tractor trailer. In this one, the president is the owner-operator of the bigly rig and the rig is the Office of the Presidency and the contents of the trailer is the stability and…

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Pence Lawyers Up For Russian Investigation Though Guilt is Not Likely – Whose Next?

By Janice Barlow Mike Pence has decided to be proactive concerning the special investigation into Russian ties to the Trump administration. He has retained an outside attorney. Richard Cullen, a former U.S. attorney, who is now based out of Richmond, VA has been hired by Pence. The Vice President made this decision after a lengthy and careful interview process involving several law firms over the last few weeks. Cullen will also be providing assistance to Pence with regards to questioning by Congressional committees. An aide to Vice President Pence stated…

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What Are Americans Thinking About Trump And His Job Performance And Honesty?

by Richard Cameron Quinnipiac University just released the results of a poll on President Trump and his job performance and credibility. It should, and most likely has alarm bells ringing in the West Wing.  We know that recent surveys of Trump’s approval ratings are showing strong indications that he is viewed negatively by a majority of Americans, with only 36% approving of his handling of duties in the Oval Office.  And Quinnipiac’s poll of 2 weeks earlier (May 10), more than half, 52 percent, said that they disapprove of the way…

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Former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates Will Tell Senate Panel That Trump Was Warned About Flynn

by Richard Cameron Former acting head of the Justice Department, Sally Yates warned Donald Trump that National Security Advisor Mike Flynn was lying about his communications with Russian officials.  CNN has received information indicating that Former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates will testify before a Senate committee next week and disclose to them that she had issued an urgent warning advising  White House Counsel Don McGahn in late January (January 26) that General Flynn was misleading the President privately and in public statements about conversations with Russian Ambassador Sergei Kislyak.…

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