Sunday, March 18, 2018
Donald Trump filed court papers on Friday against his mistress and adult film actress Stormy Daniels for allegedly violating a confidentiality agreement at least 20 times.
According to the court papers Trump submitted, that even includes his now famous alias of David Dennison on the front page of the brief, opens up Mrs. Daniels to damages of $20 million.
The attorney for Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, characterized Trump's legal tactic of pursuing such an ridiculous amount from a private citizen as “likely unprecedented in our history,"...
Trump’s lawyers filed the motions in the United States District Court in California where Daniels is suing to get out of a nondisclosure agreement which forces her to remain silent about her year long affair with Trump in 2006.
The nondisclosure agreement was drawn up ahead of the 2016 election fearing the revelation of Trump's affair with a porn star while his wife Melania was pregnant with the couple's only child might hurt his image.
Trump who has until now remained silent on the Daniels saga leaving the dirty work to his personal lawyer, Michael Cohen.
In hindsight this was perhaps a mistake as it was Cohen's claim that he personally paid Daniels $130,000 of his own money that Clifford claims rendered the nondisclosure agreement null and void after The Wall Street Journal reported that a Trump Organization attorney was listed on the arbitration documents.
Trump has hired new lawyer Charles Harder best known for representing Hulk Hogan in his sex tape case against website Gawker and Melania Trump in a defamation case against the Daily Mail who had claimed she was a high price call girl before marrying Trump.
Harder is attempting to move the case from the state court in Los Angeles where Daniels filed her claim to a federal court to increase the chances the matter would be decided in private arbitration thus hiding the proceedings from the public.
Daniels/Clifford is scheduled to appear on 60 Minutes this coming Sunday so mark your calendar.
MCCABE'S REVENGE: Fired McCabe Kept Personal Memos On Trump And Turned Them Over To Special Counsel Mueller's Investigation
On Friday Donald Trump fired former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe stripping him of his pension after more than 20 years of service.
The firing came only two days before McCabe's retirement benefits would have kicked in.
On Saturday multiple media outlets out of the blue got ahold of a story that McCabe had been keeping memos of his interactions with Donald Trump and had reportedly handed them over to Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who is leading the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, ties between Donald Trump and Russia, and Trimp's possible obstructions of justice.
One good turn deserves another.
According to the New York Times McCabe’s memos, which supposedly detail interactions with Donald Trump and fired former FBI director James Comey, were left at the FBI to back up the information in Comey's own memos.
Ironically Trump's firing of McCabe was interpreted as an attempt to interfere with Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election. His move may now only serve to strengthen Mueller's obstruction of justice case against him.
Some days it just doesn't pay to be petty and vindictive.
Saturday, March 17, 2018
Trump Fires Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe 2 Days Before Retirement Just To Screw Him Out Of His Pension
Donald Trump has fired his former deputy director of the FBI Andrew McCabe just two days before his formal retirement.
McCabe, a lifelong Republican who had been at the bureau for more than two decades, will now be ineligible to collect his $60,000 a year pension for several more years.
The news of the firing broke at 10:00pm on Friday when Attorney General Jeff Sessions decided to pink slip McCabe after the FBI’s Office of Professional Responsibility recommended his ouster for an alleged lack of candor for leaking details on the FBI and Justice Department's investigation into the Clinton Foundation.
Heaven forbid someone in the Trump administration was lacking candor!
Ironically the leaked information Session's referred to turned out to be damaging to the Clinton campaign and in turn helpful to Trump's election efforts ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
McCabe, who had already officially stepped down from his post in late January, was still on the FBI’s payroll until his retirement date on Sunday, his 50th birthday on Sunday.
McCabe responded to the firing in a late night statement decrying his firing as an attempt “to taint the FBI, law enforcement, and intelligence professionals"...
“The investigation by the Justice Department’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) has to be understood in the context of the attacks on my credibility The investigation flows from my attempt to explain the FBI’s involvement and my supervision of investigations involving Hillary Clinton. I was being portrayed in the media over and over as a political partisan, accused of closing down investigations under political pressure. The FBI was portrayed as caving under that pressure, and making decisions for political rather than law enforcement purposes. Nothing was further from the truth. In fact, this entire investigation stems from my efforts, fully authorized under FBI rules, to set the record straight on behalf of the Bureau, and to make clear that we were continuing an investigation that people in DOJ opposed,"
You can read McCabe's full statement HERE.
Trump responded to the firing he called for as "A great day for Democracy," ...
McCabe has retained an attorney in an attempt to prevent the firing or at least save his ability to begin collecting his pension.
McCabe served as the acting FBI director after Donald Trump fired former FBI Director James Comey last May. McCabe returned to his previous role after the U.S. Senate confirmed the current FBI director Christopher Wray.
Friday, March 16, 2018
On Thursday The New York Times reported that Special Counsel Robert Mueller has subpoenaed documents from the Trump Organization as part of his investigation into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 U.S. election.
Citing two people briefed on the development many of the documents requested in the subpoena are related to Trump's financial dealings with Russia.
This despite Trump's claims that he had no "DEALS" or "LOANS" or "NOTHING" with Russia...
This subpoena is the first known instance of Mueller ordering Donald Trump’s business to produce documents since undertaking his investigation into whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia.
Mueller has in the past asked Deutsche Bank, which has loaned the Trump Organization millions of dollars, to turn over information on accounts held by Donald Trump and his family.
Donald Trump, who has repeatedly attempted to fire Mueller since the inception of his investigation, has said in the past that if Mueller went after his financial information he would consider it "a violation,” and saying in a New York Times interview that any inquiries into his finances would cross "a red line."
Late last month Trump went so far as to denounce Mueller's probe as an all caps “WITCH HUNT!”...
Many believe this 4:00 am outburst came after Trump was told of Mueller's intentions to bring this subpoena against his company.
Despite the protestations a Trump Organization attorney said in a statement that the company continued to be “fully cooperative” with Mueller’s investigation.
Either way this is a clear sign that the investigation into Trump's financial connections to Russia are obviously considered fair gam in Mueller's probe.
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Thousands Of Protesting Students Walk Out Of Classrooms In Nationwide Demonstration Over Gun Violence (35 PHOTOS)
Today thousands of students across the nation walked out of their classrooms to mark one month since the deadly rampage at at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. and demand an end to gun violence.
Students from about 2,800 schools marked National Walkout Day by leaving their classrooms at 10 a.m. to show solidarity for the 17 killed in the attack on Feb. 14th.
In Parkland, students gathered on the football field, embraced and chanted, "MSD!" and "We want change!" while rejecting requests from administrators to return to classes.
In Washington, several hundred students of all ages massed outside the White House, waving signs and shouting: "What do we want? Gun control! When do we want it? Now!"
While children across America protested the seemingly endless number of school shootings Democrats in the Senate gave speeches and read the names of young people killed by gun violence.
Meanwhile the National Rifle Association mocked the protests by the young adults by tweeting a picture of an AR-15 like the one used in the Parkland, Fla. massacre with the words "I'll control my own guns, thank you"...
I'm sure the parents of the children who lost their lives a month ago today appreciated the NRA's nauseatingly self righteous post.
Adding injury to insult at no point during the day did Trump himself publicly acknowledge the student's nationwide protest against gun violence.
Regardless of those slights this day belonged to the students actions and bravery.
Here are images of their protests against the gun violence in their schools...
On March 24 thousands are forecasted to turn out for the "March For Our Lives" which will take place in Washington DC to demand an end gun violence and mass shootings in our schools.
If you would like to march in Washington DC or your own community you can go to the "March For Our Lives" website HERE!
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
ELECTION STUNNER: Democrat Conor Lamb Wins Pennsylvania Special Election In A District Trump Carried By 20 Points
Democrat Conor Lamb held a slight vote lead of 627 votes over Republican state Rep. Rick Saccone late Tuesday in the special election in Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional District.
The race, however, will likely end in a recount wen all is said and done as Saccone has said he will petition for a recount.
The election's outcome has deeply shaken the Republican partly.
This was in full display after the results were announced as Saccone spoke to his supporters whom many believed the vote count had been tampered evidenced by a woman in the crowd yelling out...
“There was some monkey business going on at the voting polls, Rick!”
The Republicans understandable unease at the result stems from the massive progress the Democratic Party had made from their 2016 showing in the state which Trump carried easily by 20 points.
If Lamb can hold on to his lead it would reflect the heightened enthusiasm of the party’s liberal base ahead of the 2018 congressional midterms, and it also signals dissatisfaction of many voters with Donald Trump who campaigned for Saccone over the weekend.
Obviously there was no "Trump bump" as indicated by the results.
Political prognosticators agree that the results should terrify Republicans who spent millions to defeat Lamb in a deep red district that the Republican, who have run unopposed in the two previous elections, should have easily carried.