Monday, April 23, 2018

Trump Trolled The Earth On Earth Day Because Of Course He Did

Donald Trump commemorated this year's Earth Day not by promoting any causes or policies that might reduce the pollutants that choke the lungs of it's inhabitants. Not by promoting some strategy to cut the amount of ocean killing plastic waste we produce. Not even with what would be a  largely symbolic gesture of rejoining the Paris climate accord.

Trump instead celebrated the day most of us stop and pay homage to the planet that sustains us, provides us a home and gives us life with it's magnificently complex ecosystem by shilling for his administration’s policies that roll back key environmental protections that devastate all of those aforementioned gifts.

Trump, in a White House statement released Sunday, began by stressing the importance of preserving the...

life-sustaining gifts” of “our magnificent land and waterways, abundant natural resources, and unique wildlife

But like the troll that he is Trump only used the seemingly thoughtful preamble as a device to set the reader up for a sucker punch which he delivered in the form of praise for his administration’s unprecedented assault on environmental protections...

We know that it is impossible for humans to flourish without clean air, land, and water. We also know that a strong, market-driven economy is essential to protecting these resources. For this reason, my Administration is dedicated to removing unnecessary and harmful regulations that restrain economic growth and make it more difficult for local communities to prosper and to choose the best solutions for their environment.

With Trump it's all about the art of the troll.

His supporters squeal with glee when he mocks climate change or ridicules a conservationist.

It began by making climate change denier Scott Pruitt the head of the Environmental Protection Agency. The agency that by definition is tasked with...

"protecting the environment from air and water pollution and for protecting the citizens of the United States from the health hazards of pollution,"

The trolling continued with Trump taking a wrecking ball to several Obama-era environmental regulations.

This includes gutting the landmark fuel standards for vehicles that were designed to reduce carbon emissions, the nation’s top source of greenhouse gas pollution.

Then in January Trump proposed a plan to massively expand offshore drilling and opened up millions of acres of previously protected public land to fossil fuel developers.

In June 2017, Trump delivered a major blow to the fight against global warming by announcing that the United States will pull out of the Paris climate accord.

No doubt these devastating policy changes were met with accolades from the very industries that will profit by taking full advantage of the reversal of these planet saving measures and cheers by the Trump acolytes that delight any time Trump does something they perceive will upset all the earth loving progressive Democrat "libtards".

What they either don't understand or perhaps just don't care understand is that they will be suffering right along with the rest of us.

The earth be damned.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

White Evangelical Support For Donald Trump At A Record High... Wait, WHAT?!?

If you were wondering how Donald Trump' approval rating keeps climbing as his political and personal life keeps plumbing the depths perhaps this poll may answer that question for you.

A new PRRI survey finds white evangelical support for Donald Trump has never been higher!

As it turns out this specific group have a 75 percent favorable view of Trump compared to 22 percent of the born agains who hold an unfavorable view of the man.

Unsurprisingly this level of support is far above support in the general population, where Trump’s favorability usually waxes and wanes between the upper thirties and low forties.

While the white evangelical support for Donald Trump has steadily increased over time it only stood around 50 percent during the 2016 primary season and around 60 percent on election day.

By the inauguration it increased to 68 percent, and shortly after the inauguration in February 2017 it jumped again to 74 percent.

While over the course of 2017 there were minor fluctuations in Trump’s favorability among white evangelicals it never dipped below 65 percent.

However Trump’s support among white evangelicals at this stage of his presidency is strikingly solid.

Trump’s favorability is still a strong 68 percent among college-educated white evangelicals and a solid 78 percent among those without a college degree.

Trump’s favorability among white evangelical women is still a robust 71 percent while it stands at a whopping 81 percent among white evangelical men.

And remember he is pulling this feat off while embroiled in no less that three sex scandals including on with a porn star and one with a former playmate both of which occurred simultaneously while his third and present wife was giving birth to their first child.

The third woman Barbara Moore, also a playmate, has just come forward with her story and pictures about a 1993 affair with Trump that took place while his second wife, Marla Mapels, was giving birth to their first and only daughter.

So apparently the worse things get for Trump and his administration the higher his approval rating will be with this one specific, albeit large, group of the US electorate.

But what about the 2020 election you ask.

Alas, Trump’s support among white evangelicals is also looking strong as white evangelical Protestants who identify with or lean toward the Republican Party survey at a rate of 69 percent vs. 23 percent that they would rather have Donald Trump in the Oval Office than an other GOP candidate.


The DNC Is Suing Trump, Russia And WikiLeaks For Conspiracy (READ LAWSUIT HERE)

The Democratic National Committee filed a 66 page lawsuit (provided below) against the Russian government, the Trump campaign and WikiLeaks, alleging they conspired to influence the outcome of the 2016 election in favor of Donald Trump.

The lawsuit, filed in Manhattan federal court on Friday, alleges that Russia found a "willing and active partner" in Trump and his election campaign, which shared the goals of hurting the Democratic Party and electing Donald Trump.

The suit alleges that the Russian government notified the Trump campaign in advance that it had hacked Democratic groups and individuals, including Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta, and were seeking to utilize that information in support of Trump’s candidacy.

The DNC alleges Russian intelligence agents used WikiLeaks and fake personas via "troll farms" operated by Russian intelligence to disseminate the stolen materials to voters.

This scenario is backed up by the assessment of several U.S. intelligence agencies that concluded in a January 2017 report that Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the hacking of the DNC's computers as part of an influence campaign aimed at hurting the campaign of the Democratic presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton.

The DNC claims representatives of the three groups remained in contact with each other throughout.

In addition to millions of dollars in damages, the DNC is asking for an injunction that would stop any of the defendants from using material gained through the hack and for a statement from the defendants admitting to the alleged conspiracy.

Trump supporters have already taken to the airwaves, print and the internet to begin an all out assault on the lawsuit disparaging it as "frivolous", "a sham", "desperate" and "bogus".

As for Trump he put his own bizzaro world spin on the lawsuit claiming in a Friday evening tweet that it might be "good news" because the Trump campaign can now counter sue for more information from the DNC and from former DNC chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz...

FUN  FACT: In his tweet Trump incorrectly referred to Debbie Wasserman Schultz as "Wendy Wasserman Schultz who doesn't exist. Perhaps he was thinking about American playwright Wendy Wasserstein?

Wikileaks also esponded on Twitter as well claiming the DNC was "corrupt"...

Russia has not yet responded in a tweet or any other form of communication.

Aside from Russia, Wikileaks and 10 "John Does" the lawsuit names Donald Trump Jr., and his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, as defendants.

Other defendants include Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort, Jr., former campaign adviser George Papadopoulos, and Manafort's business partner, Richard Gates, who have all been charged in Mueller's investigation.

Friday's lawsuit adds yet another legal challenge to Trump who are already dealing with special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. This new action taken by the DNC, intentionally or not, provides Mueller's investigation with another avenue to probe Russian interference.

In a final kicker Judge John G. Koeltl, a Clinton appointee, will preside over the case.

If you care to peruse the DNC's case the entire lawsuit is provided below...

Friday, April 20, 2018

Congress Leaks Comey's Memos On Trump! Read Them HERE

The Department of Justice released copies of the James Comey's infamous memos to congressional leaders on Thursday.

In the documents including a look into the thoughts of Donald Trump after he won the election and gives insight into what was seemingly most important to his as he began his term in office.

The memos were leaked to a swath of news outlets late Thursday night presumably by Republicans in the congress in an effort to help Trump.

It does not achieve that purpose.

Some of the details that has pundits up in arms are as follows...

1) Trump brought up Russian prostitutes on three separate occasions including telling Mueller that Putin told him that Russia has the most beautiful hookers in the world
2) Trump wanted to jail journalists to make them give up anonymous sources and even mentioned Judy Miller by name. 
3) Comey referred to himself as “reliable” after Trump asked him for "loyalty". 
4) The memos confirm that Trump seemed obsessed with Andrew McCabe’s wife after admitting being "rough" on her during the campaign. 

5) Trump blamed the Russia scandal for the reason his Obamacare repeal didn’t pass claiming "he thinks he would have won the health care vote but for the cloud".  
6) Trump went on at great length explaining that he had nothing to do with Russian hookers urinating on him because he had "a beautiful wife". 
7) Trump said that he had serious reservations about former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn’s judgment while refusing to fire him. 
8) Trump was obsessed with Russia and in their five meetings couldn’t stop talking about the country

Redacted copies of the Comey's memos can be seen here...

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Rudy Giuliani Has Joined Trump’s Legal Team, Claims He Will End Mueller Investigation In “A Week Or Two”

Everyone knows Trump has struggled to attract able bodied attorneys willing to take on the plethora of legal entanglements facing him these days.

Due to this apparent shortage of legal talent Trump has gone and scraped the bottom of the barrel dredging up former prosecutor and New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani as a new member of his legal crew.

Giuliani, never one to shy away from a microphone, has already spoken to various media outlets and let it be known that he is hopping aboard the Trump train to help him navigate Robert Mueller’s special counsel investigation telling The Washington Post...

I’m doing it because I hope we can negotiate an end to this for the good of the country and because I have high regard for the president and for Bob Mueller,

Giuliani has also told the new York Post that he plans to bring an end to the special counsel's investigation into Russian election meddling in...

a week or two,

Speculation is that Giuliani was hired because he served as the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, where Trump’s longtime personal lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen is currently the under investigation after a raid of his home, office and hotel room.

Trump is reportedly petrified that Cohen will flip on him and will go to any lengths to save himself.

In all of the commotion about the Cohen raid Trump has apparently forgotten that Giuliani, a former campaign advisor of his, was facing scrutiny of his own from investigators for his alleged involvement in events surrounding the FBI’s reopening of its investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails in October of 2016.

This occurred when Giuliani went on Fox News and bragged that he knew in advance that the FBI had recently uncovered a new batch of emails from Trump's presidential opponent Hillary Clinton.

And sure enough, a mere three days later, then-FBI Director James Comey announced that the bureau was reopening its investigation of Clinton’s emails.

Giuliani eventually admitted that he had gained previous knowledge about the emails leaked to him from the FBI.

This admission of advanced knowledge of the Clinton email probe ultimately put him in the crosshairs of the FBI’s Russia investigation.

What could go wrong?

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Trump Mistress Karen McDougal Wins Lawsuit Releasing Her From Fraudulent Contract That Silenced Her About 10 Month Affair

Karen McDougal, a former Playboy model and one of several mistresses of Donald Trump's, has been released from the contract with American Media Inc that silenced her about their 10 month 2006 affair.

McDougal came to a settlement agreement Wednesday with the AMI, a tabloid news company that runs the Trump friendly National Enquirer, who paid her $150,000 for her exclusive story and then buried.

The magazine has engaged in this practice many times and refers to it as "catch and kill".

 McDougal's attorney, Peter Stris, confirmed the settlement in a statement...

"We are glad that AMI has agreed to a settlement that restores Karen’s life rights to her, and makes right the wrongs that had been perpetrated against her. She is now able to move on from this and go back to living her private life, as she has wanted from the beginning."

Under the agreement McDougal told USA TODAY that she will have her rights to her story returned but has stated that she will not seek out any financial gain...

"I am relieved to be able to tell the truth about my story when asked, and I look forward to being able to return my private life and focus on what matters to me,"

The speculation is that the company settled with McDougal upon the news of the FBI's raid on Donald Trump's personal lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen. The reason is believed to stem from the fact that in the raid uncovered evidence of fraud as Cohen and AMI's president, David J. Pecker colluded to defraud McDougal out of her rights to tell her story.

In addition McDougal's attorney for those negotiation was Keith Davidson whom she later found out was in contact with Cohen who was of course in contact with David Pecker who in the end captured and killed her story.

If this pans out there will be a much larger payment awaiting McDougal as well a perhaps jail time for those involved in defrauding her.

FUN FACT: Keith Davidson was also Stormy Daniel's original attorney... What are the chances, right?

The terms of the payments to McDougal and Daniels are now part of the criminal investigation into Trump's lawyer by the prosecutors of the southern district of New York.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

On This Tax Day Remember Donald Trump Still Has Not Released His Tax Returns

This year the United States' tax day falls on April 17, 2018.

Instead of releasing his tax returns so the American people can view his personal and professional finances to see if he is an above board, tax paying citizen like they are Donald Trump will be instead keeping his tax return hidden from public view. Again.

The White House did make an announcement about Trump's taxes on Tuesday but that was only to inform the media that he filed an extension for his 2017 returns.

But as of Tuesday's midnight deadline for Americans to file their taxes it is important to remember that Donald Trump is the only person to hold the office of president in modern times and not release his tax returns.

In fact every president, starting with Richard Nixon in 1969, has released their tax returns.

With this being the case how can any of us truly know if the new Republican tax cuts, signed into law by Trump, won't line his pockets through deductions and loopholes implemented by the bill.

It is literally impossible to know.

Trump's excuse for not releasing his returns is because they are under audit by the Internal Revenue Service. This is, of course, a lie and even if it were true he would still be able to release his tax returns

Richard Nixon did so in 1973 while he was being audited.

That when he uttered the infamous words...

"People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook. Well, I am not a crook."

Trump has been promising to tease his tax returns as far back as 2014 when he stated...

"If I decide to run for office, I'll produce my tax returns, absolutely. And I would love to do that."

Well, we know Trump is a liar but were all going to have to have to wait to see just how much of a crook he is.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Stormy Daniels Reveals Sketch Of Man Who Allegedly Threatened Her Over Trump Affair Story

Stormy Daniels, aka Stephanie Clifford, revealed a composite sketch of the man she says threatened her in 2011 to stay silent about an alleged affair she had with Donald Trump on Tuesday's episode of “The View”.

 Clifford told the hosts of the show...

His face is burned in my memory. I was really rattled. It just never left me.

Clifford describes the man as “lean but fit,” standing between 5 foot 9 inches and 6 feet.

Clifford’s lawyer, Michael Avenatti, has offered $100,000 to anyone who can identify the man who allegedly threatened her encouraging anyone with knowledge of the incident to email

Clifford first mentioned the confrontation during an appearance on CBS’ “60 Minutes” last month claiming...

I was in a parking lot, going to a fitness class with my infant daughter and a guy walked up on me and said to me, ‘Leave Trump alone. Forget the story.’ And then he leaned around and looked at my daughter and said, ‘That’s a beautiful little girl. It’d be a shame if something happened to her mom.’ And then he was gone.

Clifford became a household name when it was revealed that Donald Trump's longtime lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen made a $130,000 payment to Clifford in the weeks leading up to the 2016 presidential election in exchange for Clifford's silence about her affair with the then-candidate.

The New York Daily News Rips Sean Hannity And Fox News On Today's Cover

The Daily News is at it again...

Spot on guys.

Trump Has Spent Over 20% Of His Campaign's Reelection Finances On Legal Bills This Year

It is not news that the legal bills have piled up at the White House as Donald Trump and associates have had to battle on several legal fronts over the first 15 months of this administration.

These legal fees stem not only from probes into whether the Trump campaign was involved in Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election but include a separate legal matter concerning his personal attorney Michael Cohen's hush money payout to adult film star Stormy Daniels as well.

According to Donald Trump's 2020 re-election campaign's quarterly Federal Election Commission filing they have spent approximately 22% of the campaign's $3.9 million take solely on their legal fees.

Here's how it broke down.

About $835,000 in payments for what is labeled as "legal consulting" were made to eight different law firms as well as a healthy payout to the Trump Corporation.

The lion's share of $347,000 went to the law firm Jones Day, $185,000 went to the firm Larocca Hornik Rosen Greenberg & Blaha and in the first two months of 2018, the Trump campaign paid $93,181.25 to the firm of Charles Harder, the attorney representing Trump in the Stormy Daniels case.

The report also shows that approximately $24,000 went straight to the Trump Corporation for said legal consulting.

The FEC report shows that that there's also a healthy amount of grifting going on as the Trump's campaign has also spent about $150,000 at Trump businesses this quarter.

These payouts include about $68,000 at the Trump International Hotel in Washington, DC, to cover costs including event rental space, hotel stays and parking with the campaign spending another $58,000 on costs listed as "rent" divided between Trump Plaza, Trump Restaurants and Trump Tower.

So when Trump supporters donate their hard earned money to the Donald Trump 2020 reelection campaign they can do so with utter confidence that it is money that will be well spent.