Writer’s Lounge – Russian Discontent, Ukrainegate And Trump’s Off The Hook

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  Editor’s Note: Our staff journalist on Russian affairs and Eastern Europe, Kseniya Kirillova, has penned an analysis of the domestic political atmosphere in the Russian Federation, an overall growing disapproval of Russian President Vladimir Putin and his party, and the formation of a nascent resistance movement. She discusses the protests that have manifested increasingly since summer, most notably those between July and August and how they are incrementally influencing public opinion, which is moving away from Putin’s authoritarian regime.  One takeaway from Ms. Kirillova’s reporting, is the sort of…

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Is Roger Stone About To Flip On Trump?

Trump operative Roger Stone striking Nixon pose

by Tony Wyman Last week, President Donald J. Trump issued a presidential pardon for Dinesh D’Souza, the polarizing  maker of films promoting dubiously documented conspiracy theories, for the crime of using a “straw donor” to make a felonious political contribution to the failed 2012 campaign of Republican Senate candidate Wendy Long. “I’ve always felt he was very unfairly treated,” the president said to reporters as he headed to Texas on Air Force One. “And a lot of people did, a lot of people did. What should have been a quick minor…

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Trump’s Incomplete JFK Assassination Document Release Will Not Resolve The Controversies

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by Richard Cameron The Trump stonewall and the ‘National Security’ ruse The Trump administration has not conformed to the letter or the spirit of the Congressional order – the “John F. Kennedy Assassinations Record Collection Act” of 1992, that mandated that “each assassination record shall be publicly disclosed in full .?.?. no later than the date that is 25 years after the date” of its enactment. The Trump White House is relying on the imprecise language in the bill – the “national security” exemption,  “identifiable harm to the military defense, intelligence operations,…

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Prison Fellowship and Angel Tree – Breaking the Chains

J. Lee Prison Fellowship and Angel Tree – Breaking the Chains “I was in prison and you visited me” — Matthew 25:36 PRISON FELLOWSHIP Before the inception of the Prison Fellowship, incarceration was a revolving door. With no direction, many released prisoners fell into recidivism and became repeat offenders. Prisoners were housed and fed, but spiritually they were lacking hope. Many returned to their criminal behavior. Prison Fellowship: Five Stages of Incerceration: Understand typical changes prisoners experience as they process their new life as prisoners – Understanding a prisoner‘s thinking and emotional…

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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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When Truth Trumps Loyalty: Nixon’s Rapid Loss of Support Could Repeat

By Janice Barlow On August 8, 1974, as I walked into the house following a grueling two hours of driver’s ed training in a non air-conditioned car, President Richard Millhouse Nixon resigned from the presidency. My mother had diligently watched every minute of Watergate on TV and talked about it non-stop over dinner and evening, much to the chagrin of my dad, who only wanted to eat dinner and listen to Tiger baseball later. My mom wasn’t alone. Over 70 percent of America polled by Gallup admitted to watching the…

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The Backlash Is Coming In Spades For President Trump In The Jim Comey Firing

by Dani Graham In an act that shocked the Nation, President Trump fired FBI Director James Comey as he was actively investigating members of Trump’s campaign and their possible collusion with Russia during the 2016 Presidential election. The timing has raised more than just a few eyebrows. It’s raised concerns from both Democrats and Republicans alike. The backlash that followed the announcement was swift and harsh. Members of Congress quickly released statements through the press or social media to express their consternation over the timing of the dismissal. Choosing to…

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