Steve Bannon disinvited from New Yorker Festival after backlash – NBC News

This is such a hard one. If you listen to Bill Maher he’ll tell you that doing this kind of thing is not only a form of censorship but it elevates those people we dislike even more by giving them more attention. If you look at it from Jim Carrey or Judd Apatow’s one of you they don’t want to be on stage with a hate monger. So what does one do? I guess that’s the question for the ages. I am not comfortable with either scenario and I wish our politics were not so divisive but they are. And the man who is one of the architects of this divisiveness is Steve Bannon and so I say give him more to say about the liberal or the left to his core supporters which are not going to change and keep him up stages as much as we possibly can.

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Steve Bannon in Prague on May 22, 2018.Sean Gallup / Getty Images file

MSNBC legal expert: Cohen flipping puts Trump ‘one witness away’ from catastrophe – TheHill

When you live in a den of Thieves who do you accuse when something is stolen?

I have never understood why anyone would like Rudy Giuliani. He was an unlikeable mayor who did a terrible job at running the city. And his time since 9/11 has been anything but spectacular. Now, this drooling excuse for an attorney he’s trying to make what is obviously a crime into a nothingburger, to quote one of the future co-conspirators.

I’ve said it before, Michael Cohen has no pedigree but even a liar like Michael corn can be corroborated by a second Witness. All of those people at the Trump Tower pre-meeting are subject to be interrogated and perhaps even be charged and one of them is going to flip. And that one would be the proverbial straw that broke the camel’s back, in this case the camel’s back is the Trump Administration. And I don’t want to hear anything about a president Pence, he was in charge of the transition and therefore neck deep in the crud of this Administration.

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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

Pages From Donald Trump’s 1995 Income Tax Records – The New York Times

This could mean that Donald Trump did not pay any taxes from 1995 – 2013. How much did you pay in taxes during those years? I know I paid a lot and I’m proud that I did because that’s what pays for our way of life in America. Shame on anyone who thinks that they’re smart because they got away with paying no taxes because they ruined the lives of countless individuals through their mishandled businesses and bankruptcies. Shame on you Donald Trump.

Can you imagine how upset Donald Trump was this morning when he found out that the New York Times has his tax returns. I wish I had been there.

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Gallup Poll: RNC Turned Voters Away from Trump – The Daily Beast

Gallup polls used be the gold standard of polls. But their bias leaning towards the right has made them less relied upon. That being said this poll is from Gallup. I think it’s indicative of the fact that so-called establishment Republicans cannot stomach Donald Trump and what he is doing to their party. The Doom and Gloom convention that Trump has said was going to be his extravaganza was a total dud. It’s amazing now that it’s gotten bad reviews Trump said he had nothing to do with the production of the convention. Typical Trump lies. There’s an expression that says “the thief has the most locks on his door at home”. Donald Trump says that everyone lies because he lies more than anyone else. 

In 4 days the Olympics begin. And hopefully they go without major disruptions. This will let the body politic think about what was said and then at these very well viewed conventions. That’s the point when people will cement their decisions on whom to vote for and I truly hope it’s Hillary Clinton.

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Trump rescued from stalled elevator, it’s what he does afterwards that’s flabbergasting – CNN 

There’s one thing you can say about Trump and that’s he is an ungrateful sob. After being rescued by the Denver Fire Department the first thing he said when he got up on stage was too blessed the fire marshal for not allowing enough people into his rally. Fire Marshals have to abide by rules something that Trump doesn’t seem to know how to. I put together events as large as the ones that he has and the fire marshal is god at your event. But to slap the fire department in the face after they rescued you from an elevator is how Trump is going to be as a leader. Ungrateful.

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Donald Trump Says He’ll Protect LGBTQ People. But Who Will Protect Us From Him? -Slate.com 

In an article in the New York Times it is reported that when John Kasich was asked to be Donald Trump’s running mate he was told that he would be in charge of both domestic and foreign policy. When asked what would Trump do you they replied “Make America great again”.

So if that’s the template for how the White House under Trump would run then we have one of the most Anti gay individuals running the White House in Mike Pence. He is for dangerous and cruel so-called “Gay conversion therapy”, he wants marriage equality to be banned, he is against transgender bathroom bills, basically wants to take us back to the 1950s. If that’s what Trump thanks making America great again is I’m afraid of what he’s going to do with the rest of the issues that a president has to deal with.

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