“barr to investigate fbi” – Google News: What’s missing? The clues to Barr’s 1,000 Mueller report redactions – The Guardian

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What’s missing? The clues to Barr’s 1,000 Mueller report redactions  The Guardian

Nearly 40% of the 448 pages have parts blacked out but that *content* – including remarks by Trump – is not a total mystery.

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1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (197 sites): “Abedin” – Google News: Visiting Cleveland? You Should Go See This Dead Man – The Daily Beast

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Visiting Cleveland? You Should Go See This Dead Man  The Daily Beast

I really knew nothing about this city except that it was the metropolis around which so much of American politics in the last century and a half has revolved.

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1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (197 sites): “michael flynn” – Google News: A few things you might have missed from the Mueller report – Press Herald

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A few things you might have missed from the Mueller report  Press Herald

WASHINGTON — Special counsel Robert Mueller’s report focuses on the seminal questions of whether President Trump’s campaign colluded with the Russians …

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1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (197 sites): “trump russian money” – Google News: Prosecutors seek 18-month sentence for Maria Butina in Russian plot to forge ties to U.S. conservative groups – Washington Post

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Prosecutors seek 18-month sentence for Maria Butina in Russian plot to forge ties to U.S. conservative groups  Washington Post

Russian gun-activist pleaded guilty in plan to gain access to the NRA, U.S. conservative circles.

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1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (197 sites): Palmer Report: More bad news for Donald Trump

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Just this week, former Massachusetts Governor William Weld threw his hat in the ring to challenge Donald Trump for the 2020 Republican nomination for president, while calling out Trump’s Attorney General William Barr for pandering to the pro-Trump conspiracy theorists. During his testimony before the Senate Appropriations subcommittee last week, Barr stated, “I think spying did occur. But the question is whether it was adequately predicated, and I’m not suggesting it wasn’t adequately predicated, but I need to explore that.”


While most sane people quickly called out Barr for his inappropriate use of debunked conspiracy theories, Barr’s antics were sure to make Trump happy. Bill Weld made the case that the investigation into Trump’s campaign, given the vast evidence of wrongdoing, was appropriate. Weld said that “When an agency opens an investigation, it may be a lot of things, it may be bad news for the target. But it’s not spying. It’s just opening an investigation.”



Despite Weld being a relatively little known political figure on the national stage, his decision to primary Trump is rather substantial. Given the history of incumbent presidents being primaried during their reelection campaign, this does not bode well for Trump. Going back to just after Richard Nixon resigned the presidency, no incumbent president has ever won reelection following a legitimate primary challenge.



When Gerald Ford took over after Nixon’s resignation, he was later primaried by Ronald Reagan. While Ford would succeed in winning the Republican nomination, he would go on to lose in the general election to Jimmy Carter. Just four years later, Ted Kennedy attempted to win the Democratic nomination in a challenge to Carter. Just like the previous election, the sitting president won the primary but lost the presidential election. The same can be said about the 1992 election when George H.W. Bush won the primary against Pat Buchanan but lost to Bill Clinton.


While an incumbent president has not faced a real primary challenge in decades, the history appears to be straightforward. It would seem that presidents are only challenged by their own party when there are reasons to doubt their ability to be reelected. Weld’s decision to go up against Trump for the 2020 Republican nomination only benefits the Democratic candidates going into the most important presidential election of our lifetime.



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mikenov on Twitter: The FBI News Review: “fbi criticism” – Google News: A Darker Portrait Emerges of Trump’s Attacks on the Justice Department – The New York Times dlvr.it/R38yzn

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The FBI News Review: “fbi criticism” – Google News: A Darker Portrait Emerges of Trump’s Attacks on the Justice Department – The New York Times dlvr.it/R38yzn


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Trump-Russia investigation | The Guardian: Elizabeth Warren becomes first 2020 candidate to call for Trump’s impeachment

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The Massachusetts senator is the most senior Democrat to call for the start of impeachment proceedings against Trump

Elizabeth Warren on Friday became the most senior Democrat, and the first 2020 presidential candidate, to call for the start of impeachment proceedings against Donald Trump following the release of the special counsel’s report on Russian interference in the 2016 US election and the Trump campaign.

Related: The key unanswered questions from the Mueller report

Mueller put the next step in the hands of Congress: “Congress has authority to prohibit a President’s corrupt use of his authority in order to protect the integrity of the administration of justice.” The correct process for exercising that authority is impeachment.

Related: Mueller’s report would have signaled the end for anyone other than Trump

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“Next customers: Flynn and Jr.” – Google News: Fake news? Mueller isn’t buying it – Virginian-Pilot

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Fake news? Mueller isn’t buying it  Virginian-Pilot

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump and his team love to deride unfavorable stories as “fake news,” but it’s clear from Robert Mueller ‘s report that the …

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1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (197 sites): Palmer Report: Mitt Romney just reminded us why Donald Trump is going to take down the entire Republican Party

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The Trump cancer that has metastasized throughout the Republican Party truly has no remedy; it isn’t even looking for one. Here’s why that’s their ultimate hubris. Today, Senator and presidential race failure Mitt Romney was quoted as saying that he is “sickened” by Trump’s actions expounded in the Mueller Report. You don’t say, Mitt? Maybe you should do something about it.



I’ll let you in on a secret – he isn’t going to do a damn thing. Romney has been superficially critical of Trump since day one; he even ran his senatorial campaign in part as an intra-party check on Trump. After winning, he promptly slunk back to Washington D.C., found his ol’ boy Mitch McConnell, and began rubberstamping Trump’s every whim abreast with every other Senate Republican. In the Politico article referencing Romney’s “sickened” state, it says “Like his GOP colleagues, however, Romney called for the government to move on now that the 22-month probe has concluded.” If he were genuinely sickened, there’s a good chance he would do something other than shrug and sigh, like joining Senate Democrats in their quest for serving just accountability to the stark raving corrupt Trump Administration and the many tendrils thereof.



Could we have reasonably expected better of Romney? No. Can we expect him, or any Republican in Congress, to begin an anti-Trump renegade faction? If that last question made you laugh, then you have your answer (it’s a resounding “no”). The remarkable Republican homogeneity and clear aversion to challenging Trump will mean that they’re going down with him simply because they aren’t willing to adapt to the slowly mounting inevitably of Trump’s downfall, whether that happens while he’s in or out of office.


The Mueller Report has shown us a vivid and harrowing image of what this multifaceted catastrophe has been like in the White House and where it took the Special Counsel investigators. It has confirmed that the sitting president is an active threat to our nation. There remain a staggering fourteen ongoing investigations that Mueller entrusted to other investigative bodies, twelve of which are still secret. Numerous pundits have invoked Churchill these past couple days and in reference to the Mueller Report stated, in one way or another, that this is merely the end of the beginning. Given the damning evidence in the Mueller Report, it is inevitable that Trump’s tragic Shakespearean end will come, and no matter what the Republicans do, their actions in advancing the contemptible and illiberal policies of an illegitimate president will not be forgotten. Hope that makes you sleep at night, Mitt.



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