Rand Paul: Muller Abused Authority, Could you be Next? Published on April 10, 2018
Senator Rand Paul, R-Ky., says that special counsel Robert Mueller has abused his authority by referring President Trump’s personal attorney, Michael Cohen, to the FBI, which raidedCohen’s office Monday morning, seizing business records, emails, and other documentation, including a record of a payment to porn star Stormy Daniels.
Paul said the special counsel is no longer looking at Russian collusion in the 2016 election.
“Going after someone’s personal attorney is a great overstep, I think, in the authority of the prosecutor,” Paul said. “This is why I have opposed, really, having special prosecutors for almost anything, because I think they abuse their authority. So I think Mueller has abused his authority.”
“This is an enormous power that can be used against anybody,” Paul warned. “We have to rein this in, or every American citizen is exposed to this kind of abuse of power.”
'Chappaquiddick' and the Power of Myth JohnKassPosted: Apr 12, 2018
"Chappaquiddick" is an impressive, fascinating and clinical film about a young Ted Kennedy, the power of myth and the corrosive cynicism of mythmakers.
And so the other day, in a Chicago movie theater, as the closing credits were rolling, people left their seats without saying, "I really liked it" or "I really hated it."
The theater was as silent as that quiet moment just after a sigh.
But one man enjoyed "Chappaquiddick" so much that he gave it a slow long clap that went on and on. A few moviegoers -- obviously aging baby boomers raised on Camelot -- stared at him in irritation, their hands on hips, heads tilted, like peeved, graying birds.
But he just kept on slow clapping because it was the right thing to do.
"Chappaquiddick" is set some 50 years ago, on a warm July night in 1969, when Edward "Ted" Kennedy (Jason Clarke) drives off a bridge and into the water, then leaves Mary Jo Kopechne (Kate Mara) alone in the car to die.
College Student’s Graduation Photo Goes Viral. Here’s Why.
Posted April 10, 2018 by Micah Rate
Brenna Spencer is a 22-year-old senior at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, and, like most college seniors graduating this May, decided to take graduation photos to celebrate her achievements and mark the milestone. While Brenna knew one of her photos would get some attention, she didn’t expect it to go viral. Posing in a pink “Women for Trump” shirt and white jeans, Brenna is seen partially lifting her shirt to reveal her .380 handgun.
Jerome Corsi: FBI Raid Proves 'Deep State Is Out of Control'
Jerome R. Corsi, author of The New York Times bestseller "Killing the Deep State: The Fight to Save President Trump," told Newsmax in an exclusive interview Tuesday afternoon the FBI's raids on President Donald Trump's longtime attorney Michael Cohen are "a disgrace."
Corsi likened the FBI's tactics to the KGB's methods under the Soviet Union, and called for the immediate resignation of FBI special counsel Robert Mueller.
"This raid by Mueller on Michael Cohen validates everything I've written in 'Killing the Deep State: The Fight to Save President Trump,'" Corsi told Newsmax. "It shows we have an out-of-control shadow government that operates by its own rules. And its own rules today include a coup d'etat."
Since the release in March of his new book, Corsi has warned Mueller was set to launch a "wicked attack" on President Trump.
Know this before you watch the Comey interview on 60 Minutes on Sunday.
It's a breaking story that proves from FOIA'ed FBI emails just how far the FBI was prepared to go to protect Hillary Clinton's attempt to be President.
Comey is looking to be a very shady character indeed. And the FBI appears to be rotten as hell. From these emails we can see just how much coverup was going on to protect details emerging about the tarmac meeting between Bill Clinton and AG Loretta Lynch.
The cover up is incredible in its own right, but what Bill was offering Lynch will stun you. It's massively illegal.
Cohen is much more than just Trump’s lawyer. Here’s why the FBI’s raid of him is so consequential.
Michael Cohen — Donald Trump’s longtime lawyer and business associate, who the FBI raided and seized documents from on Monday — doesn’t mince words.
“I’m the guy who protects the president and the family. I’m the guy who would take a bullet for the president.”
“If somebody does something Mr Trump doesn’t like, I do everything in my power to resolve it to Mr Trump’s benefit. If you do something wrong, I’m going to come at you, grab you by the neck, and I’m not going to let you go until I’m finished.”
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What’s already clear though, is that a raid to seize documents from a lawyer — the president’s lawyer, no less — is incredibly unusual. High-level Justice Department officials and a magistrate judge had to conclude there was probable cause that Cohen had evidence of a federal crime,that he could not be trusted to hand evidence over voluntarily, and that there was reason to believe Cohen had voided his attorney-client privilege by “engaging in crime or fraud,” attorney KenWhite writes. ================================
The OTHER David Hogg, Who Stands Up for Gun Rights Cortney O'Brien Posted: Apr 03, 2018 1:30 PM
David Hogg has become a household name. A few weeks ago he was just a teenager who attended Marjory Stoneman DouglasHigh School. Now, he is a famous gun control advocate and cable news networks' No. 1 interview. On Twitter, his following has ballooned to over 700K.
As with any bit of fame, Hogg is also getting plenty of criticism. Gun rights is a touchy topic for a lot of Americans, and they've certainly let the young man know they are not happy with his demonizing the National Rifle Association and continued demandsfor gun control legislation.
In the midst of all this, there is another David Hogg on Twitter whois unfortunately fielding the same harassment. That young man, who is currently in college, shared that he had to suspend his account for a time because it was too over- whelming for him and his family.
Once he returned to social media, he noted that, unlike the other Hogg, he is a conservative who proudly supports Americans' second Amendment rights.
The college-age Hogg began a GoFundme page to help him purchase a "very" used truck and a new lawnmower. He started the fundraiser, he said, because others told him they would start one without his permission.
"I didn't want someone to start one that had bad intentions or would try to pretend they are me," he explained.
Having surpassed his goal, he asked for no more donations.
"And one last thing, you can totally support the 2nd Amendment and be a Conservative and NEVER want another person hurt by a gun again," he wrote. "That is just another misconception out there!"
MSD's Hogg says he is not against the Second Amendment either. Gun rights advocates are begging to differ, considering the March for Our Lives rally, which he helped organize, has calledfor a ban on the AR-15 and demonized the NRA.
Trump Fumes on Twitter: 'Attorney-Client Privilege Is Dead'
The morning after an FBI raid on his longtime personal attorney Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump took to Twitter early Tuesday to continue venting his anger about it.
He began by asserting that"attorney-client privilege is dead"and, in a second tweet, again decried the raid as "A TOTAL WITCH HUNT!!!"
Trump's reactions have revived fears he might do the unthinkable and fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
In an eight-minute diatribe on Monday evening that ranked as one of the president's most vivid public responses to an investigation that has embroiled top aides and allies, Trump blasted the early-morning raid targeting Cohen as "disgraceful" and an "attack on our country." Few people outside his family are closer to Trump than Cohen.
The frustration betrayed concern by the president about an inquiry that has now reached deep into his inner circle, and threatened to return focus to the sordid story of a $130,000 payment Cohen made weeks before the 2016 election to a porn actress who said she had an affair with Trump.
His singling out — by name — of top Justice Department officials after the raid raised speculation that he may undertake a historic purge of law enforcement officials, a move that would draw bipartisan condemnation and amplify the stakes of an investigation that is broadening in ways that could imperil the Trump presidency.
You've no doubt seen it on t-shirts, bumper stickers, holsters. It's become a popular phrase used by gun rights activists to show their defiance, and willingness to protect their second amendment rights no matter what.
Sen. John McCain said President Trump’s comments suggesting he wants to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria “emboldened” President Bashar al Assad’s regime to commit the recent chemical attack that killed at least 40 people in the war-torn country.
“President Trump last week signaled to the world that the United States would prematurely ? withdraw from Syria,” the Republican senator from Arizona said in a statement Sunday.
“Bashar Assad and his Russian and Iranian backers have heard him, and emboldened by American inaction, Assad has reportedly launched another chemical attack against innocent men, women and children, this time in Douma,” McCain continued.
I Never Experienced the Wage Gap—Until I Became a Woman...Instyle
Money is power, and women aren’t getting their share of it. In America, men earn 20 percent more than women, and that disparity is even greater for women of color. Now is the time to close that gap—and these are the women doing it.
Ten years into my career as a freelance copywriter, I was earning good money, growing my business, and thriving. My wife and I had settled in Vancouver and bought a condo. We started saving for retirement and our young child’s university tuition. Then I came out as a woman. To my relief, family and friends stood by me—but as soon as I changed the name in my email signature, things began to decline at work.
Wait–Did Twitter’s CEO Just Share A Post Calling For 'Civil War,' Wiping Out The GOP, And How We Should Be Like CA?Matt VespaPosted: Apr 07, 2018
Well, if there were any lingering doubts about Twitter’s perceived bias against conservatives, look no further than what CEO Jack Dorsey tweeted out last night. Apparently, a “good read” is a post co-written by a Center for American Progress senior fellow that calls for “civil war,” the destruction of the GOP, and the adoption of how California runs everything from sea to shining sea
Trump is doing exactly what America needs him to do right now. He’s becoming increasingly conservative and outrageous by the day. Trump could have come into office with a genuinely new agenda that could have helped working people. Instead, he has spent the past year becoming a caricature of all things conservative?—?and in the meantime has alienated most of America and certainly all the growing political constituencies of the 21st century. He is turning the Republican brand toxic for millennials, women, Latinos, people of color, college-educated people, urban centers, the tech industry, and the economic powerhouses of the coasts, to name a few. The Republican Party is playing their part perfectly, too. They completely fell for the Trump trap?—?and that’s exactly what America needed them to do.[…]
Now the entire Republican Party, and the entire conservative movement that has controlled it for the past four decades, is fully positioned for the final takedown that will cast them out for a long period of time in the political wilderness. They deserve it.[…]
America is desperate for a functioning political supermajority that can break out of our political stasis and boldly move ahead and take on our many 21st-century challenges. The nation can’t take much more of our one step forward, one step back politics that gets little done despite the need for massive changes.
America today has many parallels to America in the 1850s or America in the 1930s. Both of those decades ended with one side definitively winning, forming a political supermajority that restructured systems going forward to solve our problems once and for all. In the 1850s, we fought the Civil War, and the Republican Party won and then dominated American politics for 50 years. In the 1930s, the Democratic Party won and dominated American politics for roughly the same amount of time.
America today is in a similar position. Our technologies, our economy, our geopolitics are going through fundamental changes. We are facing new challenges, like climate change and massive economic inequality, that must be addressed with fundamental reforms.
America can’t afford more political paralysis. One side or the other must win. This is a civil war that can be won without firing a shot. But it is a fundamental conflict between two worldviews that must be resolved in short order.
California, as usual, resolved it early. The Democrats won; the Republicans lost. The conservative way forward lost; the progressive way forward began. As we’ve laid out in this series, California is the future, always about 15 years ahead of the rest of the country. That means that America, starting in 2018, is going to resolve it, too.