LISTEN: How Michael Cohen Protects Trump By Making Legal Threats – NPR

Why does a respectable businessman need a fixer? Well he or she doesn’t, but Donald Trump is no respectable businessman. He is right there with the corleones and his mob like way of doing business. So having Michael Cohen as is conciliary is not so weird.

The problem is now he is the president of the United States. And he’s brought his mob like tactics to the White House. No one has ever done this not even Richard Nixon. This is Despicable and hopefully our country can survive this abomination in the White House.

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full NPR article here

Michael Cohen, a personal lawyer for President Trump, leaves federal court in New York City in April. His legal troubles may test his loyalty to Trump, built over years of protecting his boss, in part by using legal threats.

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Email snafu reveals White House outreach to Obama and Clinton alumni – POLITICO

First we have a President who doesn’t want to use security protocols on his phones and refuses to tweet on anything that has any kind of security on it. He says it’s too inconvenient.

And now the irony of ironies, White House emails coming out. An email scandal involving Trump? Oh you must mean Hillary Clinton? Know it is Trump, and Karma is truly something else.

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POLITICO story here

When it comes to selling President Donald Trump’s Iran strategy and other foreign policy initiatives, the White House has been blasting out its talking points to an uncharacteristically inclusive list of foreign policy heavyweights. | Evan Vucci/AP Photo

Prosecutors in Michael Cohen case piecing together shredded documents from raid – NBC News

I am a blogger, and I am in no way a reporter. So what I say is purely speculation. But I can see in my head what must have happened in the minutes as the feds swarms into Michael Collins offices and homes. Shredding of documents must have been frenetic. So it’s not much of a surprise that the federal authorities are having problems putting the shredded materials back together. Unfortunately for Michael corn, who by the way is a terrible attorney, the federal government has Apple resources back together shredded documents. A good attorney would never have documents that needed to be shredded before a federal raid.

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Michael Cohen leaves federal court in New York on May 30, 2018. I believe Michael Cohen will have a lot more police officers looking at him suspiciously liking this photo in the future. Shannon Stapleton / Reuters

Ambien maker Sanofi: ‘Racism is not a known side effect’ – CNN

Amazing how Rosanne Barr has given a backbone to corporations across the country!

Bravo Ms. Barr, your racism is making a difference.

Now for the sad part. Roseanne Barr and her big mouth has caused people to lose their way of making a living. When you are the star of a TV show you do not have the right to go and speak your mind out on public forums and not take into consideration the fact that you are going to affect other people and their way of making a living.

Shame on Roseanne Barr.

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CNN CONTENT HERE

Donald Trump Jr. posted photo with kids gets blowback – Yahoo news

Every father and mother should be proud of their children. Every father and mother should have the right to be with their children if they have caused no harm to their children. so it’s not so much that the pictures of Ivanka at Donald jr. are disrespectful but it’s the fact that there are so heartless. This is an Administration that probably says it is going to separate families purely for their own political gain within there base.

Except for Native Americans we are all, all immigrants. Even you who think you came on the Mayflower are immigrants. Donald Trump and his family are immigrants or descended from them. Enough with this immigrant bashing. America is a country of immigrants, and without them we are nothing.

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Yahoo news article here

Photo from Instagram, I hid the faces of the two young children, they are innocents and should not be part of this conversation.

Trump on Memorial Day: Those who died for US ‘would be very happy’ with how country is doing – TheHill

Let’s get some semantics out of the way first. I checked this thoroughly and saying happy Memorial Day is inappropriate. It’s a day we’re families remember those who have died and it is not meant to be a happy holiday. To me being Jewish it’s like saying happy Yom Kippur, again inappropriate. All that being said the President of the United States should know that it is inappropriate to say happy Memorial Day. But then do we really have a President?

No let’s go on with this ridiculous tweet. I live in downtown Los Angeles and there are cranes all over the city building skyscraper after skyscraper. These were not built because of the so-called Trump economy. They were plans years ago and squarely should be part of the Obama economy. That being said, that Trump thinks that’s a good economy would make people who died for our country happy is weird. It’s like he’s not really a person, I don’t know anyone else who thinks this way. And I am so tired of him taking credit for President Obama’s hard work for 8 years. This economy is going to come crashing down upon this president sometime in October and then we shall see who he blamed for that.

Do those families remembering their fallen I truly want to express how sad I am for you and for your loss. America is the greatest country on Earth thanks to those who have fought for us over the course of the last 300 years.

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TheHill article here

Rudy Giuliani Admits White House Is Trying To Discredit Russia Investigation – HuffPost

Discrediting the special counsel is all there is left for this corrupt and decrepit Administration and its supporters.

The special counsel has nothing to gain from this and must remain quiet because he’s a professional and so are all the fine men and women were working with him. Donald Trump says he Mourns the beautiful young lives that have been hurt by this probe. Donald Trump you caused this probe, you colluded with the Russians to win an election because you are a power-hungry oligarch to be.

We the people of the United States will not let you become an oligarch and the best that you can hope for is a short prison sentence for your son Don Jr and you and your vice president, who was in charge of the transition, leaving in disgrace.

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Huffington Post article here

This is not a doctored or photoshopped picture, this is in fact Rudy Giuliani appearing with Donald Trump.

Bill Maher said it best, Rudy Giuliani when you dress as a woman once it’s Halloween twice it’s a costume party 3 times it’s a fetish.

Publix suspends contributions to Adam Putnam amid David Hogg’s anti-NRA ‘die-in’ protests – The Washington Post

Growing up in Florida I saw Publix grow from the quaint Art Deco stores that dotted the landscape to a complete taking over of the grocery ecosystem. Finding other grocery stores like Winn-Dixie or Piggly Wiggly is almost impossible now because Publix has taken over.

After living 10 years in Los Angeles I moved back to Florida. I was very disappointed in how becoming a Monopoly has made Publix not a nice place anymore. Where shopping is a pleasure? The produce was bad and the prices were ridiculously high. And I came for Los Angeles.

Congratulations to David Hogg and those brave kids for mounting pressure against the NRA in every nook and cranny that organization seems to creep into. Enough is enough.

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full Washington Post article here

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Congress sounds bipartisan alarm as Trump deals on ZTE – NBC News

I recall hearing, even recently, at Trump rallies the cry drain the swamp. I think instead of draining the swamp, he’s put radioactive material into it and now we have swamp monsters. In an era where bipartisan voices from Congress are rare it is refreshing to see this happening over the case of this pay-for-play situation with the White House. It’s very clear that Trump organization received favorable treatment by the Chinese government and now the result is letting this Trojan Horse into our country.

Quid pro quo is what puts you in jail.

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Black Cube: Inside the shadowy Israeli firm accused of trying to undermine the Iran deal – NBC News

Israel was a country that I had and have deep roots with.

My dad worked for the State of Israel for 18 years.

My paternal grandmother lived and is buried there.

The first fundraiser that I ever had chaired as an adult was for Israel.

Most of the family I have on Earth live there.

So, you can understand how difficult this post is for me to write.

Israel is run by an oligarch. Benjamin Netanyahu belongs in jail. He is a blight on the Jewish people. He has created a country in His image filled with people who are willing to skirt the law for their own benefit. A country willing to risk dealing with Patrick series just in case there is some money to be made. He is the Donald Trump of Israel. So this story about a company that does dirty tricks, a la Cambridge Analytica, is not surprising. If it had not happened I would have been surprised.

There is a group of American evangelicals and believes that Israel must be destroyed and I war with the Arab states in order for the Rapture to begin. This is superstitious mumbo jumbo but they truly believe this. Benjamin Netanyahu and his cohorts play into their hands and it disgusts me.

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NBC news article found here