It Shouldn’t Be This Hard To Protect an Innocent Man – Rolling Stone

the article from Rolling Stone stated perfectly, it shouldn’t be this difficult to defend an innocent man but then our 45th president is anything but innocent. Everyone keeps talking about how he’s listening to the manafort trial and fuming. I don’t think it’s because he sees his son in manafort position, although they may well be. I believe that he sees himself in Paul Manafort the micro manager who does not let anything go by. He has online videos showing him looking at furniture and saying that he’s a stickler for detail. I believe he was a stickler for details during the campaign and yes he is a slacker as a president but that doesn’t mean that he was not in on the meeting in Trump Tower with the Russians.

Donald J Trump is a lot of things but an innocent man he is not.

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The screenshot is not from Rolling Stone magazine but since Rudy Giuliani is now defending 45 I thought it would be appropriate.

Melania Trump’s parents become naturalized U.S. citizens despite the president’s hostility toward ‘chain migration’ – The Washington Post

First and foremost I want to make one thing clear, this is not chain migration. This is the natural order of how our country has been and will be built. My parents came here in 1947 and I was born in the United States. My dad was naturalized in 1959. My bad had me do the Pledge of Allegiance before my prayers every night. My dad was one of the most patriotic man I’ve ever known, hell he was born on the 4th of July !

So, no this is not chain migration. I applaud Melania Trump’s parents for becoming American citizens. It is the natural Order of Things. Let us not forget that other than Native Americans we are all immigrants, we are all immigrants in this country.

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Viktor and Amalija Knavs listen as their attorney makes a statement in New York on Thursday. First lady Melania Trump’s parents have been sworn in as U.S. citizens. (Seth Wenig/AP)

Judge orders plane carrying deported mother and child turned around, blocks more removals – NBC News

Our forefathers created this country with three branches of government, the executive, the legislative, and the judicial. We should always remember there’s really a fourth branch of government, the fourth estate, the Press.

so when two branches of our government fail the American people badly like is happening right now the third branch needs to come to the rescue and it’s why did you just so branch is so important. This Administration has been doing everything in its power with the complicit help of the Republican majority in the House and Senate 2 change the judicial branch into their own image, an image of racism, bigotry, xenophobia and a love of the rich. So what happened today with this judge serves to illustrate why we need to make sure that Supreme Court Justice nominee Kavanaugh is not put in the Supreme Court at all cost. This will change the court radically for the rest of my life and the rest of most of us alive today. This will be a court that will favor corporations over individuals, the rich over the poor, the oppressors over the oppressed. I am so happy that this judge took this action today and at least for this family there faith is not sealed forever.

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Rick Gates, testifying in Manafort trial, admits to affair, London apartment – NBC News

I have to admit that Donald Trump has made life more interesting, not in a good way but more interesting.

In October of 2016 I hate it what the FBI director did to Hillary Clinton but then when he stood up to Trump all the progressive started liking him again. then there are the never Trump Republicans somewhere which who have switched either to independent or Democratic party status. And now here comes with Gates. Rick Gates was a swampy a creature as the Swamp has ever produced. He worked with oligarchs and let’s not forget he is the Protege of Paul manafort. So no, he is not someone that I am enthralled with. He’s telling the truth to save his skin and that he had affairs or stole money from his boss or the Myriad of other things that are going to come out in this trial, it still does not negate the fact that he is a swamp creature.

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Rick Gates, a former campaign aide to President Donald Trump, departs federal court in Washington in December 2017.Joshua Roberts / Reuters file

Toxic red tide is making Floridians sick — and angry – NBC News

It seems the grand old party or Republicans as they like to be called are hell-bent I’m getting everyone angry at them except for their small bass that they hope will come out and vote. I guess this angerfist. They’re on would be okay if it were not now causing Floridians to be angry. There’s nothing more sad than to see a dead manatee. I was fortunate enough to live over Biscayne Bay where a family of manatees lived below my apartment and they were the most delightful and peace-loving on our planet. But with the Republicans hell-bent on destroying the environment things are going to start boiling over as it were. Case in point first you get the red tide then you get a blue green algae which suffocates the oceans and takes all of the oxygen out, the life-giving oxygen.

Sure Scott Pruitt is gone from the EPA but he was replaced by a fossil fuel lobbyist, need I say more.

The Stranglehold on power that the Republican Party seems to crave is going to be their undoing.

Sure, Supreme Court nominee Cavanaugh would seem great now if you’re a lifelong Republican but how great will he be when your grandson turns out to be gay?

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Fish are washed ashore on the Sanibel causeway after dying in a red tide on Aug. 1 in Sanibel, Florida.Joe Raedle / Getty Images file

The battle to confirm Kavanaugh heats up with document fight -NBC News

Republicans only win when they cheat. And they are going to change the makeup of the Supreme Court for at least a generation because they cheated. George Bush did not win the election but his brother the governor of Florida make sure that he won and the republican-led Supreme Court gave him a victory when he lost the popular vote to vice president Al Gore. Donald Trump jr. Cheated by asking the Russians for help. It’s not collusion it’s just against the law because a foreign power can I help you in an election in America. So his Supreme Court nominations are fruit of the poisonous tree. 9 months before the election when Justice Scalia died unexpectedly Mitch McConnell decided that he would hold up the nomination of Judge Garland and again cheated. Now the cheating Republicans have nominated a right-wing idealog. Someone who thinks that the presidency has absolute power. Someone who thinks that minorities, immigrants, lgbtq community, and on and on and on do not deserve the backing of the justice system. So yes the Democrats put in the Supreme Court but unfortunately the cards are stacked against us very badly. We have two Democratic senators who are going to jump ship so even if the two Republican Senators who are not sure about this nomination vote with the Democratic Party it won’t be enough.

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Republicans from the Senate Judiciary Committee, including Chairman Chuck Grassley, center, stand before empty boxes meant to represent more than one million pages of documents on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.Jim Lo Scalzo / EPA

At President Trump’s hotel in New York, revenue went up this spring — thanks to a visit from big-spending Saudis – The Washington Post

The emoluments Clause of the Constitution prohibits this. It even says princes of foreign countries in it. How much clearer can it be? Donald Trump Jr andnd his family is in violation of the Constitution of the United States and for that reason alone should be impeached.

the only reason we know anything about this is that Trump does not own the hotel but only runs it, and I understand very badly for investors. In a letter to these investors the general manager wrote jubilantly how although the Saudi Prince did not stay at the hotel the Entourage did and this gave them a boost of 13% in the first quarter, a quarter which has been in the last 3 years a losing quarter for this hotel.

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Trump International Hotel in Manhattan is the one remaining Trump-branded hotel in New York. (Houdek Vladimir/Associated Press)

Judge calls Trump administration family reunification efforts ‘unacceptable’ – NBC News

I never thought I would be ashamed of my country. It’s done some terrible things in what it thought was the right thing to do. But separating mothers from their children goes beyond the pale. This is the post November 9th 2016 America, this is Trump’s America. In the name of this demagogue we have become intolerant, divided, and not the country that our founding fathers hoped we would be at the mature age of 242.

We have a tag line calling ourselves the resistance. Well now is the time to resist and go and volunteer and make phone calls and donate and knock on doors and do everything you know how to do to get people out to vote. I I am volunteering at the Westside Democratic Club helping people learn how to make cold calls. The Westside Democratic Club is in Westwood and I live in downtown Los Angeles. I drive there in rush hour and come back home in what is left over from Rush Hour. It actually takes me more time to get home then it does to get there. And I’m not doing enough, he’ll I’m not doing half of what I should be doing to try to save our country.

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EXCLUSIVE: Roger Stone Reviews Paul Manafort’s Fashion – The Daily Caller

Normally you would find a link at the bottom of this taking you to the article that this is based on. I won’t give The Daily Caller that much importance.

If Roger Stone, someone that’s still very close to Donald Trump is attacking Paul manafort on his fashion sense while he’s on trial I believe that this is an implicit attack on the individual Paul manafort. Rodger stone is a very shrewd operator and he would not put an article like this in a right-wing, Breitbart like website, if it were not for the consumption of the Trump base. They are bracing for Paul manafort to flip and making him an “enemy of the people” before he does.

Just in case you were interested here is what Rodger stone, that dresses like a clown thinks about Paul manafort’s suits from The Daily Caller:

Manafort’s style choices were generally wrong for his body type. His custom-made Italian suits never fit him properly largely because their svelte design was wrong for his built. Manafort had the view that if something was expensive that meant it was good. He wore $6, 500 suits that fit him badly.

Now, if Roger Stone would only look into the mirror and take his own advice and stop dressing like a clown.

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Judge rejects latest bid to invalidate Mueller probe – POLITICO

The special counsel, and the special counsel’s office is on firm footing. Thanks to the broad mandate given to him by Deputy attorney-general Rod Rosenstein his mandate is not going to go away anytime soon, much to the sorrow of trump supporters.

Now this Kavanagh guy that they want to put on the Supreme Court and he may well invalidate or try to vote against the special counsel’s office. the Judiciary branch of government must check the other two branches of government. If it is not do its job then our democracy is truly at risk.

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The ruling is a major win for special counsel Robert Mueller and his investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. | Andrew Burton/Getty Images