Fox’s Cavuto to Trump: ‘That’s your stink. Mr. President, that’s your swamp.’ – Washington Post

I can hear all the naysayers already telling me is just one person on Fox News. It’s how a dam brakes, first there’s a crack and then a small Trickle and then it breaks open. I have watched this movie once before and it was called Nixon in Watergate. I heard all the pundits tell me that the Republican Party would never turn against him. Until they turned against him. And this Republican party will turn against this President once they get a decided loss in the midterms.

So yes, it’s only one Fox News host who has the gumption to speak out the truth but even if 1/10 of that audience believes it it’s a beginning and eventually the dam will break.

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Neil Cavuto criticized President Trump in his Fox News show May 3 after Rudolph W. Giuliani said Trump reimbursed his longtime personal attorney Michael Cohen for a $130,000 payment to adult-film star Stormy Daniels. (Allie Caren/The Washington Post)

Feds tapped Trump lawyer Michael Cohen’s phones – NBC NEWS

The Trump Administration has not drained the swamp but they have brought in the Clowns.

Michael Kahn and Rudy Giuliani what an incredible pair to have as your personal attorneys. You would think that a self-described multi-billionaire could afford the best attorneys on the planet. I wonder how long this new White House attorney for the special counsel, the same attorney that worked on the Clinton impeachment, he’s going to last? Good attorneys don’t stay with bad clients.

Which brings me to the clowns, Michael Cohen and Rudy Giuliani. The FBI and the justice department run by Republicans would not put in a tap on a phone of the personal attorney of the president of the United States if there was not a very very good reason to do so. Even Rudy Giuliani and his television Fox News appearances has said that Michael Kahn was a fixer and that Rudy Giuliani and his past dubious legal career has also done the same kind of thing. Most attorneys that I know don’t consider themselves fixers, they are professionals who abide by a code of ethics. Something that is completely foreign to this White House.

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Michael Cohen, longtime personal lawyer for President Donald Trump, leaves the U.S. District Court in Manhattan on April 26, 2018.

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Giuliani: Trump repaid Cohen $130,000 for Stormy Daniels hush agreement – POLITICO

What a relief, for those of us, who believed that there was a chance that Michael Cohen and his family would be put out on the street due to the second mortgage he took out on his house or home. Well now we know the president paid him back for the hush money regarding the self-described pornstar Stormy Daniels.

Michael Avenatti, Stephanie Clifford aka Stormy Daniels attorney, must be playing four dimensional chess against Rudy Giuliani who I doubt knows how to play checkers. This cannot be a wonderful night at the White House. Not only does this implicitly say that the president paid off a pornstar but most likely means that he also slept with her. I cannot imagine how much Sadness the first lady must be feeling.

I wonder if this is another case of the White House throwing Michael Cohen under the bus? It certainly makes them seem less sympathetic now that he’s been paid back the money.

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Did Trump Bribe Ukraine to Stop Cooperating With Mueller? – New York Magazine

I honestly believe that this white house does not understand that there is an internet, or even if they’re understanding of how information is processed in our Modern Age. Leaking dubious questions about the investigation by the special counsel from the White House is making George Washington spin in his grave. His White House is corrupt to the core. It corrupts everything it touches that’s why we see all of these cabinet secretaries leave in a walk of shame.

Robert Mueller investigation has been watertight. Why would he or his people leaked the questions they’re going to be asking the president? There’s nothing to gain on their part and why would they break such a tight seal that they’ve had on this investigation from the beginning.

Now you add this new allegation that the white house sold anti aircraft missiles to Ukraine to stop them from cooperating with the special counsel. Again do they not realize that there is an internet and that all transactions are recorded and we will see this eventually? I am so tired of the daily barrage of scandals coming out of this White House. I so wish to go back to the days of President Obama where we had a government that work for the people and not for themselves.

And just one more thing, he wrote his own letter regarding his health during the election. He made Hillary Clinton’s health and issue while he was lying about his own.

How low can he go? I don’t want to find out.

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It seems that every other word that comes out of this mouth is a lie.

Ty Cobb, key Trump lawyer handling the Russia investigation, retires – NBC NEWS

I love the euphemisms that the White House uses when it wants to skirt an issue. Instead of saying that Ty Cobb had been fired they’re saying he’s retiring. The Republicans are mounting a weird defense for the president who is so embattled by what’s going on in the Russia investigation. They have a cult like attachment to this man because of fear from their base. A large majority of trump supporters believe that he has lied about his relationship with Stormy Daniels and they say they don’t care. If that’s not cut like I don’t know what it is?

Then of course they’re trying to impeach Rod Rosenstein trying to fire the special counsel and interesting Lee had refused to pledge not to use stolen or hacked materials in the 2018 midterms. The Democratic party has pledged not to use stolen or hacked emails or other materials.

I’ve said this before and I’m sorry to sound partisan, but the Republicans only win when they cheat.

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President Donald Trump attends an event in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington on May 1, 2018.Jim Lo Scalzo / EPA

Did Donald Trump Jr. Admit to Violating the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act? – Lawfare

In my humble opinion Donald jr. is in violation of many laws governing elections, meeting with foreign or should I say Russian dignitaries, lying to Congress, and so these new allegations are not surprising and I believe he has done them.

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The proverbial apple does not fall far from the proverbial tree, in this case I think he chopped it down and lied about it.

McMaster and Commander, Trump “wasn’t absorbing a fucking thing he said,” – The New Yorker

When Trump took over the presidency the National Security Council wrote talking points for when the president would speak to foreign leaders. These were varied and had lots of detail. These are the same that have been written for presidents for decades. After a few weeks advisors to the president said that these were too much, he’s more of a visual guy, he needed more pictures.

So basically we have a president who wants to run the country with comic books or at best a graphic novel as his briefing documents. I have not used the I word before in this blog but I think it’s time for impeachment. Actually I know it’s time for impeachment and if this Congress was not run by spineless and unpatriotic Republicans impeachment would be started. You would think it would be in their best interest to get rid of this stain and get someone who might get reelected like Mike Pence.

I don’t like Mike Pence and especially his anti-gay rhetoric but bad is better than crazy. And that’s a sad state that our country is in.

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https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/04/30/mcmaster-and-commander

McMaster realized that, during briefings, Trump “wasn’t absorbing a fucking thing he said,” a friend reported.

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Third federal judge issues strongest order yet backing DACA – NBC News

Other than the Native Americans we are all immigrants in this country. Sure some of us will Trace Our Roots back to the pilgrims but that doesn’t make us anymore or any less an immigrant. This white house has had a pervasive hatred for those who are not of the white race. I don’t care what they say in their press releases it’s their actions that speak louder than words. I commend this decision to reinstate DACA in full.

Don’t you find it a little bit strange that this president has not said anything about the Waffle House shooting? Do you think that if the assailant had had a middle eastern surname this President would not have tweeted about it? Do you think that the fact that this assailant was the member of a white supremacist group is why the White House is so muted? Like I said actions speak louder than words.

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Flight Records Illuminate Mystery of Trump’s Moscow Nights – Bloomberg

Gotcha!

I am going to be 64 in a week and I am quite aware that the internet exists. I just went on Ancestry and found the ticket to the USS United States that I took in 1962 from New York to Paris. Does the president United States think that his flight records or some sort of secret? It proves how incompetent. He should be nowhere near the Oval Office.

He is a liar, and a bad one at that. He said he did not spend a single night in Moscow and now here it is. I’m with James Comey when he said that if I we were married my wife would never believe that I was with hookers in a Moscow hotel having them pee on the bed the the Obama’s slept on. What a terrible man. He holds such hatred for others. I feel so sorry for him And his soul.

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