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Trump’s Russia Lawyer John Dowd Forwards Pro Secessionist Email

Posted on: August 17th, 2017 by Mike Sax No Comments

Yes, for some inexplicable reason, Trump's Russia lawyer is jumping into the fray and speaking up for the cause of secession. Why would he possibly do that and can this in any way serve Trump's case in defending against the Russia probe? 1. Second question no-the opposite in fact. 2. Why though is because this is Trump's lawyer and this is how everyone acts in TrumpWorld. Remember Dowd's the guy who lost the worst case in insider trading history: "Donald Trump has hired attorney John Dowd, who once represented insider trading defendant Raj Rajaratnam. The United States Attorney prosecuting Rajaratnam just happened to be Preet Bharara, whom Trump fired without cause or explanation earlier this year. At one point during the Rajaratnam trial, Dowd seemed to sense that things weren’t going well for his side, and he sent an email to a journalist which accused him of “whoring” on Bharara’s behalf (link). And then after Bharara won that case on all counts, Dowd...

‘You Have no Idea the Kind of Evil That Went on’.- Knives are out for Steve Bannon

Posted on: August 17th, 2017 by Mike Sax No Comments

My theory at this point is the long knives are out for him. 1. This Shareblue bombshell 'You have no idea the kind of evil that went on there' about Bannon's Florida home.   "In March 2017, the Washington Post published a profile on Bannon that included some shocking details, including the bizarre case of 1794 Opechee Drive, the house in Miami that Bannon claimed as his residence, along with his third ex-wife." "The Miami-Dade Police Department’s public corruption unit launched an investigation into whether Bannon had fraudulently registered to vote in that county. Bannon had signed the lease, listed himself as an occupant, and paid the rent every month." Some irony right away in that there are few cases of voter fraud that Trump and Breitbart campaign against and one of the major actual cases of it is Bannon himself. "One of Bannon’s colleagues,...

GOP Must Put Their Votes Where There Tweets are and Censure Trump

Posted on: August 17th, 2017 by Mike Sax No Comments

Many GOPers are willing to criticize him on Twitter-though much fewer explicitly. A few do it explicitly, like Lindsay Graham, etc. But talk is cheap. The GOP has this way as acting like troubled bystanders. If what Trump says really bothers you, if you don't like that David Duke is taking aid and comfort in his words, then do something about it. Put your money where your mouth is. You are members of Congress. Don't act as if you lack the power. There is plenty you can do. If you're unwilling to act, then why are you there? The USA Today calls for Congress to censure Donald Trump: "Republicans, put your votes where your tweets are: Our view." "Expressing disapproval in 140 characters or fewer is insufficient when the president angrily asserts that there were some "very fine people" among the bigots waving Confederate battle flags and swastika banners; when torch-bearing marchers chanted "Jews will not replace us"; and when police said one Nazi sympathizer rammed a...

General David Goldfein is Also #StillWithHer

Posted on: August 17th, 2017 by Mike Sax No Comments

He doesn't say that exactly but... I mean hello? #StrongerTogether? I mean the case rests. We're #StillWithHer too. I mean-me-and many Democrats I speak to everyday. Her book-that will tell us what really happened in that election-is out on September 12. I wrote about this a few weeks ago. If you want to buy her book though-and you should!-please by it off the link in my post as I'm an Amazon affiliate. Here, I'll make it even easier. Click this link and buy it there if you plan to buy it. Anyway, I've already preordered my copy and will get it on Kindle September 12. Don't wait till later to buy it by the way-you'll forget. You know how it is. So, of course, there's a Bloomberg piece full of kvetching Democrats who...

No Aberration, Trump Ran on Birtherism

Posted on: August 17th, 2017 by Mike Sax No Comments

It's like Maya Angelou said-'When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.' Too many people tried to convince themselves he wasn't exactly who he showed himself to be. The media certainly also has a lot to answer for as they were too busy responding to every new outrage by Trump with 'But what about your emails, Secretary Clinton?' Trump ran on birtherism. He fomented it for five years. It's how he got into our politics in the first place. He never apologized for it but to the contrary compounded the slander with a new one-'It wasn't me it was Hillary who was the birther.' The fact that Trump's from NY and is so well known in NY probably gave him a lot of cover. Even today you hear a lot of nonsense that Trump 'Was a Democrat most of his life'-Joe Scarborough likes that one. Others think he's changed. Because his base was in NY he always had to frame himself as a little less conservative than he really is. He made it his piont to be friends with the...

The Point of Money Laundering is *not to* do Your Due Diligence

Posted on: August 16th, 2017 by Mike Sax No Comments

This is the third party sequel I've done on the big New Yorker piece about Trump and yet another weird business deal he was in-this one with a Putin connected oligarch originally from the nation of Georgia. Here's the previous post. Trump and Cohen did zero due diligence in the deal with in the deal with Silk Road Group: "With minimal due diligence, Trump Organization executives would have noticed that the Silk Road Group exhibited many warning signs of financial fraud: its layered and often hidden ownership, its ornate use of shell companies, its close relationship with a bank that was embroiled in a financial scandal. Trump’s visit to Georgia occurred while his company was making a series of similar foreign deals. Until then, the Trump Organization had ventured abroad only occasionally: in 1999, a set of Korean buildings licensed the Trump name; in 2006, Trump bought a golf course in Scotland; the following year,...

Michael Cohen Says He’s Never Been to Prague but He *Has Been* to Georgia?

Posted on: August 16th, 2017 by Mike Sax No Comments

This piece is a sequel to my last piece about the New Yorker's big expose on yet another fishy financial deal of Trump's. Once again it's all about money laundering in this case helping a Putin linked oligarch remove billions of dollars of money out of a Georgia state bank. Michael Cohen's name-who else?-also comes up. Remember-he has NEVER been to Prague. "In 2010, when a Trump Organization executive, Michael Cohen, began negotiating with the Silk Road Group about licensing Trump’s name for the Batumi tower, Ablyazov was facing eleven lawsuits in the U.K. The Kazakh government, which had indeed seized control of B.T.A. Bank, had sued him to reclaim ten billion dollars that he had allegedly siphoned out of the country. The Financial Times covered the case extensively, as did the Times, which described “a scheme...

The Trump Family Business Model is Money Laundering Nation of Georgia Edition

Posted on: August 16th, 2017 by Mike Sax No Comments

Regarding Trump's mysterious Russian ties it all goes back to the money laundering. Going back to the 1980s during the Soviet era. what Russian mobsters discovered was Trump properties were great pass throughs for dirty Russian money. In the 1980s, Trump's buildings were one of only two landlords in NYC who accepted anonymous buyers. What is clear is that Trump as well as Jared Kushner and Paul Manafort all have deep ties to money launderers. Trump's lawyer, Jake Sekulow-who once denied and admitted Trump is under investigation at the same moment on Chris Wallace, is again trying to set markers on where Mueller is allowed to investigate: "President Donald Trump’s attorney Jay Sekulow recently told me that the investigation being led by Robert Mueller, the special counsel appointed by the Justice Department, should focus on one question: whether there was “coördination between the Russian government and people on the Trump campaign.” Sekulow went on, “I want to be...

GOP Chairmen Refuse to do Hearings on White Supremacy

Posted on: August 16th, 2017 by Mike Sax No Comments

Talk is cheap and Paul Ryan proves it everyday: "Ryan, House and Senate GOP outraged by Trump news conference." Well that's very good to hear-except how outraged are they really? "President Donald Trump sparked a barrage of Republican outrage on Tuesday after he blamed “both sides” for the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia — including from House Speaker Paul Ryan." “We must be clear,” Ryan said after Trump’s remarks. “White supremacy is repulsive. This bigotry is counter to all this country stands for. There can be no moral ambiguity.” True as far as it goes. But as Maddow noted last night it's in the passive voice. And it doesn't mention Donald Trump. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said on Twitter, “Mr. President, you can't allow #WhiteSupremacists to share only part of blame.” Added Sen. Todd Young (R-Ind.): “This is simple: we must condemn and...

Yes Trumpsters, 100 Years Ago the Dems Were Pro KKK but Donald Trump Still Likes Them Today

Posted on: August 16th, 2017 by Mike Sax No Comments

Leave it to Rachel Maddow who went there last night evoking Bob McAdoo in the 1924 Dem primary It's funny as one zombi argument the Trumpsters love is 'The Democrats are the real racists because they support the KKK.' Sure-100 years ago. Meanwhile Trump likes them today Note that two years after the Dems almost nominated a Klansman for their POTUS nominee, Fred Trump was seen at a Klan rally in NYC 1927. I guess with Trump the apple truly didn't fall too far from the tree. Trump may like the KKK and neo Nazis but they really like him. 26 years ago, George Bush Sr. told members of his own party in Louisiana not to vote for their nominee-David Duke. Today Duke is praising...

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