Saturday, November 4, 2017
Friday, November 3, 2017
In 1868, President Andrew Johnson was impeached for making “utterances, declarations, threats and harangues” that were “unbecoming” a President of the United States, thereby bringing the office of the President into “contempt, ridicule, and disgrace.” Articles of Impeachment - a .pdf HERE.
Thursday, November 2, 2017
When the trumpster in the dumpster said: "My financials are off-limits..." we should have known! Robert Mueller is looking into the Trump Soho Hotel, and Donald Trump with Tevfik... all involved laundering money, and eventually defrauding investors who litigated and won a settlement. a little-known case that was abruptly settled involving a holding company related to Russia’s oligarchs. the meeting with Donald Trump Jr. last June. Trump's casino was a money laundering concern shortly after it opened. Magnitsky Act was a result of a Russian lawyer, Sergei Magnitsky, who was investigating a company in Russia that was linked to illegal activities by Russian oligarchs. Magnitsky was put in jail, and Magnitsky was murdered in jail. the Prevezon case, she was very happy to see it settled just a few months ago. -- And here, the timing is odd. She meets with Donald Trump in June. A few months after Donald Trump takes office, the Prevezon case is settled. It was settled in May, very suddenly and in a very strange way. The DA was ready to prosecute. --- Then, suddenly, they settled it, no disclosure, no trial, no publicity. 2017-05-12 Prevezon settlement stipulation (a .pdf) “This case was settled on Russian terms.” So, if you’re looking for any sort of quid pro quo between Russian money and Trump, look here first. Here we have a case where the Department of Justice, under Jeff Sessions, put pressure on a district attorney’s office—Bharara—to settle. Bharara was fired in March. And after he was fired, the case was settled. So, it’s a nice series of coincidences. It is part of a pattern of deep ties between financial interests in Russia and Trump. UPDATE: New York (November 1, 2017) -- A New York federal judge on Wednesday ordered the Justice Department and several Russian companies implicated in a high-profile tax fraud case back to court after the federal government accused the defendants of refusing to make a $5.9 million settlement payment. Prevezon Holdings Ltd. and other companies controlled by Russian businessman Denis Katsyv and U.S. prosecutors both asked for a conference before they file renewed arguments over the deal. Federal District Judge William Pauley called for the meeting on Nov. 9!
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Literate people are buying a 1951 book The Origins of Totalitarianism by Hannah Arendt. “You Can’t Go Any Lower”: Inside the West Wing, Trump Is Apoplectic as Allies Fear Impeachment
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
If a Democratic President had played along with Russia 1/10th as much as Trump, and the Trump team, Republicans would be having FITS.