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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The Steele Dossier Continues To Gain Confirmation – And Worry Trump, Inc.

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by Richard Cameron As the investigation being conducted by Special Counsel Robert Mueller moves forward, it seems apparent that the intelligence report on Donald Trump and the Trump campaign, known as the “Steele Dossier” is gaining in credibility. Experts in the field of investigating criminal operations are widely of the opinion that the Steele Dossier, compiled by former MI6 British intelligence officer, Christopher Steele, is a rough blueprint for much of the focus of Mueller’s investigation. That appears evident by the overall picture that is forming of intrigue between Trump…

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Fear And Loathing In The West Wing – Trump Adminstration’s Circular Firing Squad

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by Richard Cameron The story that was disseminated by Trump’s media circus surrogates when General John Kelly took over from the beleaguered ex White House Chief of Staff, Reince Priebus, was that Kelly was going act as a judicious gatekeeper, limiting access to the Oval Office.   The cherry on top would be that the chaos and confused messaging was going to be brought under control and Kelly would be a sobering influence on Donald Trump. From all we can see, Kelly may have accomplished the former to one degree or…

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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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Trump’s Ethnic Nationalism is Not the Same as Reagan’s Civic Nationalism

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by Tony Wyman Trump’s Ethnic Nationalism America’s last nationalist president was Ronald Reagan, but there was a stark difference between the nationalism of the country’s 40th and 45th presidents. In 1980, when the country elected Ronald Reagan president by a 51% to 41% margin, America was reeling from the failures of the Carter Administration. Soaring unemployment, the humiliation of the Iranian hostage crisis and the resultant military catastrophe during our attempt to rescue them, the decline in American prestige around the world and an overarching sense of pessimism about the…

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Did Russian President Vladimir Putin Order The Murder Of The Founder of Russia Today?

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On November 5, 2015, Mikhail Yuriyevich Lesin, close confidante of Russian President Vladimir Putin and founder of the website Russia Today, which the Columbia Journalism Review called, “The Kremlin’s propaganda outlet,” was found dead in his Washington D.C. Dupont Circle hotel room. Despite multiple bruises on Mr. Lesin’s head, neck and upper-body, including signs of blunt force trauma that would indicate he died a violent death, initial reports indicated the 57-year-old Russian died of a simple heart attack. “Mikhail Lesin, a prominent Russian political figure and mass media expert credited with…

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The Most Important Part of James Comey’s Testimony That no one is Talking About

Dani Graham Most of the discussion surrounding the highly anticipated testimony of former FBI director, James Comey, seems to be centered around who’s lying, obstruction of justice, collusion, or the legality of leaks, while the most vital issue is being largely ignored. This issue, which has grave national security implications, which affects each one of us and threatens our very democracy, is the one matter that has been unequivocally proven: Russia did indeed interfere with our elections. We may not yet know to what extent or the full impact, however,…

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Top Secret NSA Report on Russian Hacking US Voting Systems Maker Leaked, Source of Leak Arrested

By Dani Graham Russian Military Intelligence, Russian General Staff Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU) succeeded in carrying out a “cyber espionage operations against a named U.S company in August 2016” according to a classified NSA report that was leaked to The Intercept. The person believed to have leaked the classified information has been arrested and charged. The NSA’s top secret document was obtained by The Intercept anonymously. They then shared the report with the NSA for authenticity and for comment which led the intelligence agency to the federal worker, Reality Leigh…

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Donald Trump’s Snowflakes Have Stephen Colbert In Their Gunsights – #Fire Colbert

by Richard Cameron Trump supporters’ feelings have been hurt by late night comic Stephen Colbert’s monologue earlier this week about Donald Trump and they are petitioning CBS, Colbert’s employer to fire him. The effort seems to be picking up steam. The petition on Change.org “Fire Stephen Colbert” has picked up a whopping 566 signatures.  Another one on Care2 called, “Stop Trump Bashing By Stephen Colbert” has stimulated 207 Trump followers whose bonnets are buzzing with bees. The statement accompanying the “Stop Trump Bashing” petition, argues the following: The goal of…

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Trump Inauguration Donors and the Venezuelan Russian Connection. New Swamp – Old Water

by Richard Cameron Donald Trump, during his campaign both for the GOP nomination and during the general election, spoke often about the corruption of his opponent as well as the influence of special interests and lobbying on the federal government and the White House. “I don’t want lobbyists, I don’t want special interests,” he told host John Dickerson on CBS’s “Face the Nation”.  “I don’t want any strings attached,” Trump said. “I turned down $5 million last week from a very important lobbyist because there are total strings attached to…

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