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Just that…Breaking News stories that are of interest……

2017 NBA first round Draft picks….

The night of the tall Million Dollar Men….

16  Freshmen picked….

A few players from Europe and Africa….

4 Duke players picked….

The 2017 NBA draft is being held today on June 22, 2017, at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. It will be televised nationally in the U.S. by ESPN. National Basketball Association (NBA) teams took turns selecting amateur U.S. college basketball players and other eligible players, including international players….

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  1. Markelle Fultz
  2. Lonzo Ball
  3. Jayson Tatum
  4. Josh Jackson
  5. De’Aaron Fox

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There is NO Comey/Trump Oval Office tapes….

Donald Trump admits he tried to intimidate James Comey….

It didn’t work….

Replying to

…whether there are “tapes” or recordings of my conversations with James Comey, but I did not make, and do not have, any such recordings.

“With all of the recently reported electronic surveillance, intercepts, unmasking and illegal leaking of information, I have no idea whether there are ‘tapes’ or recordings of my conversations with James Comey, but I did not make, and do not have, any such recordings,” Trump tweeted.
The statement ended speculation about whether the President recorded conversations in the Oval Office. Comey, who Trump fired last month, said he had hoped there were recordings of their conversations.
Trump, perhaps attempting to insulate himself from blame, suggested in Thursday’s tweets that some surveillance could be happening, but that he was not aware of any such attempts. Multiple government agencies, through interviews and Freedom of Information Act Requests, told CNN no such official recording devices existed…..
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Can his denial be believed???
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Mueller is now investigation President Trump for Obstruction….

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Trump  COULD fire Mueller, which is WHY I think they leaked this…..
Sorta
Right Back At Ya, eh?…..(From Comey and Mueller)

Trump will certainly have a tweet in the morning….

This simply is NOT gonna go away….

The special counsel overseeing the investigation into Russia’s role in the 2016 election is interviewing senior intelligence officials as part of a widening probe that now includes an examination of whether President Trump attempted to obstruct justice, officials said.

The move by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III to investigate Trump’s conduct marks a major turning point in the nearly year-old FBI investigation, which until recently focused on Russian meddling during the presidential campaign and on whether there was any coordination between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin. Investigators have also been looking for any evidence of possible financial crimes among Trump associates, officials said.

Trump had received private assurances from then-FBI Director James B. Comey starting in January that he was not personally under investigation. Officials say that changed shortly after Comey’s firing.

Five people briefed on the requests, speaking on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter publicly, said that Daniel Coats, the current director of national intelligence, Mike Rogers, head of the National Security Agency, and Rogers’s recently departed deputy, Richard Ledgett, agreed to be interviewed by Mueller’s investigators as early as this week. The investigation has been cloaked in secrecy, and it is unclear how many others have been questioned by the FBI.

 The NSA said in a statement that it will “fully cooperate with the special counsel” and declined to comment further. The office of the director of national intelligence and Ledgett declined to comment….

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The Washington Post first reported on Wednesday that Mr. Mueller had requested the interviews with the intelligence officials.

It has been clear since Mr. Mueller was appointed last month that he was likely to scrutinize the president’s actions. Mr. Trump has said he was willing to be interviewed by Mr. Mueller’s agents. Mr. Comey said he was sure that the special counsel would investigate the possibility of obstruction.

In recent days, Mr. Trump is said to have considered firing Mr. Mueller but was talked out of it by aides. If the president is under investigation for obstruction, any move to fire Mr. Mueller would prove more complicated politically.

Even if the F.B.I. gathers information about the possibility of a crime, that does not necessarily mean prosecutors are building a case against the president. In the early stages of investigations, F.B.I. agents typically want to gather all the facts. Agents then present those facts to prosecutors who decide whether they want to take the case.

Mr. Mueller’s requests are among his first publicly known acts since he took over the investigation last month, after it was publicly revealed that Mr. Comey wrote a memo about how Mr. Trump asked him to halt the inquiry into his fired national security adviser, Michael T. Flynn…

The fact that Mr. Trump’s actions are under scrutiny reflects a ripple of unintended consequences that began when the president, frustrated by the cloud of investigations into Russian collusion, fired Mr. Comey last month. “When I decided to just do it, I said to myself — I said, ‘You know, this Russia thing with Trump and Russia is a made-up story,’” Mr. Trump told NBC.

The White House could try to assert executive privilege to keep the intelligence officials from discussing those conversations with Mr. Mueller. But that could set up a fight in court, where judges have generally held that criminal investigators can demand to know information that would normally be privileged.

In his memos, Mr. Comey said Mr. Trump encouraged him to end an F.B.I. investigation into Mr. Flynn, an effort that Mr. Comey called “very disturbing.” There is a broad federal inquiry underway into Mr. Flynn….

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British Prime Minister May thought to have her Conservative Party majority gone…

Prime Minister Theresa May leaves a polling station with her husband Philip after voting. (AP)

Last minute moves in the electorate just like last November, eh?

Following a tumultuous, unpredictable snap election, Prime Minister Theresa May, a Conservative, appeared on the verge of losing her overall parliamentary majority, according to a national exit poll released just after voting ended on Thursday night.

If confirmed by the actual vote count, the result would be a major setback for Mrs. May. She called this election three years early, expecting to cruise to a smashing victory that would win her a mandate to see Britain through the long and difficult negotiations with the European Union about Britain’s exit from the bloc.

According to the exit poll, which has been a good guide to the outcome of recent elections, Mrs. May may have lost the extraordinary gamble she made in calling the election — and Britain may be headed for a hung Parliament, in which no party has a majority.

Poll results found that the Conservatives would remain the largest party, but they were projected to win only 314 seats, down from 331 won in 2015, and 12 votes short of a majority…..

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Trump’s lawyer attempts to counter Comey Senate answers…

Donald Trump’s lawyer tries to answer for his client…..

The  Trump Admin is trying to leave things to the lawyers….

I wonder if we will have the typical tweet in the morning?

President Trump’s private lawyer on Thursday disputed key details of former FBI Director James Comey’s congressional testimony and accused him of improperly leaking “privileged communications” with the president.

Marc Kasowitz, the president’s outside attorney, said that Comey “admitted” to sharing the contents of memos recounting the fired director’s private interactions with Trump with a friend, who then leaked them to the press.

“Today, Mr. Comey admitted that he unilaterally and surreptitiously made unauthorized disclosures to the press of privileged communications with the president,” Kasowitz said, suggesting Comey may have committed an offense.

He also said there are people in the government committed to undermining Trump “with selective and illegal leaks of classified information” and communications, a nod to the administration’s argument that it is in constant battle with a “deep state” of government employees.

“We will leave it to the appropriate authorities to determine whether these leaks should be investigated along with all those others being investigated,” the attorney said.

 

In a six-and-a-half minute statement at the National Press Club — after which he took no questions — Kasowitz strongly pushed back on the notion that Comey’s testimony could lead to trouble for Trump.

The lawyer said Comey “finally confirmed” that Trump was personally not under investigation by the FBI in its Russia probe, adding that the president “never sought to impede” the inquiry.

Kasowitz added that Trump “never, in form or substance, directed or suggested” that Comey should stop investigating anyone, including former national security adviser Michael Flynn, directly contradicting the former FBI director’s claim.

The blunt remarks and denials of the former FBI director’s allegations are in keeping with Trump’s reputation for counter-punching, and indicates the legal team led by Kasowitz intends to take a hard-nosed approach in pushing back against Comey.

But critics accused Kasowitz of making a statement that was riddled with errors and dubious claims.

For example, Comey was a private citizen when he leaked the memos, which he said were unclassified.

Kasowitz also tried to undermine Comey’s claims by saying The New York Times was “quoting” from the memos a day before Trump’s May 12 tweet about possible recordings. But the first Times story based on contents of the memos was published on May 16. …

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James Comey gets back at the guy who fired him…In front of a US Senate Committee…

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Today the ex-FBI Director goes before the US Senate Intelligence Committee and tells his story about his boss, the President of the United State Donald J. Trump , and how he tried to get him to sideline his probe of Trump’s campaign Russian connections by staff…..

Today’s hearing is pitting a longtime lawman against a New York Real Estate guy, who now finds himself in a place he NEVER thought he’d be in….

Trump has found himself held to a entirely different standard then he ‘s used to be….

Comey is from a different world where the rules are VERY Different then he’s used to….And he seems desperate to change things around to the way he wants it….

Comey will be grilled by Republicans trying to support Trump and Democrats who will try expose MORE of Trump efforts to cover the tracks of his supporters…

Updates to come…

Please check the comments….

Fired FBI Director James Comey used a blockbuster appearance before the Senate on Thursday to accuse the Trump administration of slandering him with its explanations of his abrupt dismissal, but also said he did not believe President Donald Trump or his aides asked him to stop the broad probe into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

Comey suggested his surprise at his firing turned to anger as Trump and his aides offered a series of evolving reasons for the ouster.

“He had repeatedly told me I was doing a great job and he hoped I would stay,” Comey said at the outset of his testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee, relaying a series of conversations with the president. “He told me repeatedly he had talked to lots of people about me including our current attorney general and had learned I was doing a great job and was extremely well-liked by the FBI.”

“It confused me when I saw the president on TV saying he actually fired me because of the Russian investigation,” he said. “I was also confused by the initial explanation offered publicly that I was fired because of decisions I’d made during the election… That didn’t make any sense to me.”

Comey eventually accused the White House of flatly lying when it said the FBI workforce was widely dissatisfied with his performance.

“The administration then chose to defame me and more importantly the FBI, by saying the organization was poorly led,” the ex-FBI chief said. “Those were lies, plain and simple.”

The direct accusation was an extraordinary moment in the Russia scandal that has engulfed Trump’s presidency. Comey has been a central player in the ongoing controversy, and Trump’s decision to oust him led to a series of damaging media reports that allege the president pressured not only Comey but other top officials to intervene in the probe examining possible collusion between Trump’s campaign and Russian officials…..

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Loretta Lynch, his former boss, took a hit….
Comey did NOT stop the thought that Trump COULD be implicated due his action to quash the probes going forward….Even if he wasn’t looked at when Comey had the conversation’s with him while he was FBI Director….
I’m gonna be REAL Surprised if Trump does NOT tweet something tomorrow morning….
Oh,  Republican Senators DID NOT question Comey’s memory….

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Trump picks Christopher Wray to replace Comey as FBI Director …..

The announcement of course comes on twitter, not from his Press Sec 24 hours BEFORE James Comey goes public before the Senate about Trump’s actions before creating the job vacancy….

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Wray worked for Chris Christie when Christie was the US Attorney in Jersey. and must be confirmed by the US Senate…

President Trump announced Wednesday that he would nominate Christopher A. Wray — a white-collar criminal defense attorney who led the Justice Department’s Criminal Division during the George W. Bush administration — to serve as the next FBI director.

Trump posted the announcement on Twitter, declaring Wray a “man of impeccable credentials” and saying more details would follow. His appointment would still have to be confirmed by the Senate, which is sure to scrutinize Trump’s nominee intensely.

Wray, now a partner at King & Spalding, led the Justice Department’s Criminal Division from 2003 to 2005, and his firm biography says that he “helped lead the Department’s efforts to address the wave of corporate fraud scandals and restore integrity to U.S. financial markets.” He oversaw the president’s corporate fraud task force and oversaw the Enron Task Force. Before that, he worked in a variety of other Justice Department roles, including as a federal prosecutor in Atlanta.

More recently, he has served as attorney for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R), a Trump ally. He also represented the Swiss bank Credit Suisse AG in a tax evasion case that ended in a $2.6 billion settlement with U.S. authorities. In 2014, the bank pleaded guilty to conspiring to aid and assist U.S. taxpayers in filing false income tax returns.

People who had worked with Wray said he is an accomplished, if low-key lawyer who would not hesitate to stand up to the president if he believed he had to….

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Sessions offered to quit….

Shades of the Trump / Comey conversation?

Donald Trump trying to deep-six the Russian probe?

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The situation between Mr. Sessions and Mr. Trump has grown so tense that the attorney general told Mr. Trump in recent weeks that he needed the freedom to do his job and that he could resign if that was what was wanted, according to the two people who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss internal White House matters. Mr. Trump did not take him up on the offer.

A spokesman for Mr. Sessions declined to comment. A White House spokeswoman did not respond to an email seeking comment.

The frustration at times goes both ways. Mr. Sessions was upset when the president appointed a task force to tackle the opioids crisis in March and tapped Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey to lead it without consulting the attorney general first, according to an administration official who asked not to be named discussing internal matters.

The offer by Mr. Sessions to discuss resigning, however lightly he made it, was a surprising move from one of the president’s earliest and most vocal supporters. Mr. Sessions was an early endorser of Mr. Trump’s candidacy,…

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Wash Post…Most Trump voters were NOT Working Class…They were affluent…

The Washington Post has gone  back and looked at the Presidential  election numbers (and GOP Primaries) more in-depth …..

Their look reveals something that seems to be a surprise….

Trump lost the over vote…

But his so called ‘base’?

Isn’t what has been reported….

That base isn’t working class voters that where looking for jobs…

Most are people who HAVE jobs and make between $50,000 to $100,000….

SURPRISE!

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Oh, an the college thing?

Most Republicans do NOT have college degree anyways….

So THAT isn’t part of the conversation at all….

For one, most 2016 polls didn’t include information about how the people surveyed earned a living, that is, their occupations — the preferred measure of social class among scholars. When journalists wrote that Trump was appealing to working-class voters, they didn’t really know whether Trump voters were construction workers or CEOs.

Moreover, according to what is arguably the next-best measure of class, household income, Trump supporters didn’t look overwhelmingly “working class” during the primaries. To the contrary, many polls showed that Trump supporters were mostly affluent Republicans. For example, a March 2016 NBC survey that we analyzed showed that only a third of Trump supporters had household incomes at or below the national median of about $50,000. Another third made $50,000 to $100,000, and another third made $100,000 or more and that was true even when we limited the analysis to only non-Hispanic whites. If being working class means being in the bottom half of the income distribution, the vast majority of Trump supporters during the primaries were not working class.

But what about education? Many pundits noticed early on that Trump’s supporters were mostly people without college degrees. There were two problems with this line of reasoning, however. First, not having a college degree isn’t a guarantee that someone belongs in the working class (think Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg). And, second, although more than 70 percent of Trump supporters didn’t have college degrees, when we looked at the NBC polling data, we noticed something the pundits left out: during the primaries, about 70 percent of allRepublicans didn’t have college degrees, close to the national average (71 percent according to the 2013 Census). Far from being a magnet for the less educated, Trump seemed to have about as many people without college degrees in his camp as we would expect any successful Republican candidate to have.

Trump voters weren’t majority working class in the general election, either.

What about the general election? A few weeks ago, the American National Election Study — the longest-running election survey in the United States — released its 2016 survey data. And it showed that in November 2016, the Trump coalition looked a lot like it did during the primaries…

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The results of this , if proven to be true ?

Would mean that Democratic efforts going forward will have to be adjusted to go after a different voter….

This does go along with the recent piece I did here on the Romeny voter being a possible target for Democrats going ahead…

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Trump / Republican Congress Immigration policy Updates…

While Trump has NOT been able to get his ‘wall’ or Muslim ban?

He has jaw boned illegal border crossing down by record amounts….

In addition, while he has not gotten money for more immigration enforcement ?….Immigration and Border cops HAVE increased their searches for illegals resulting in increased deportation cases…

The Hill does a piece on a new House bill offered up and the actions of the Trump admin to increase sticking to the letter of the law  against illegal’s in America….

The Trump administration has found a way to deport millions of undocumented aliens without hearings, and the Republican-controlled congress is working on enforcement-only legislation.

On May 16, Rep. Raul Labrador (R-Idaho), introduced the Davis-Oliver Act, H.R. 2431. Davis and Oliver were law enforcement officers who were murdered by an alien returning to the United States illegally after being deported twice. …

Section 314 makes crimes out of illegal entry and unlawful presence. If an offender does not have three misdemeanor convictions or a felony conviction, a first offense can result in imprisonment for up to six months. Subsequent offenses can result in imprisonment for up to two years.

The Davis-Oliver Act would make it possible for the states to take over the responsibility for immigration enforcement if a future president limits enforcement the way Obama did. ..

The Republicans can deport most of the undocumented aliens in the country if they choose to do so, but it would take a long time and would be very expensive politically as well as financially…..

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Update on Haitian Refugees ….

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BREAKING: Federal officials: DHS to extend temporary protected status to Haitians

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Iranian Moderate wins Presidential re-election…

Iran’s current President Hassan Rouhani will continue to try to bring his country out of isolation from the West, even against efforts of hardliners at home….

Riding a large turnout from Iran’s urban middle classes, President Hassan Rouhani won re-election in a landslide on Saturday, giving him a mandate to continue his quest to expand personal freedoms and open Iran’s ailing economy to global investors.

Perhaps as important, analysts say, the resounding victory should enable him to strengthen the position of the moderate and reformist faction as the country prepares for the end of the rule of the 78-year-old supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

Of the 41 million votes cast, the Interior Ministry said, Mr. Rouhani won 23 million (or 57 percent), soundly defeating his chief opponent, Ebrahim Raisi, who received 15.7 million (38.5 percent). Iranian state television congratulated Mr. Rouhani on his victory.

Turnout was heavy, with more than 70 percent of Iran’s 56 million voters casting ballots.

Despite the healthy margin of victory, Mr. Rouhani, 68, will face considerable headwinds, both at home and abroad, as he embarks on his second term….

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Many may be surprised that a country demonized  by the West in fact holds democratic elections in which the person with the MOST VOTES WINS….

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With Trump out of the country?…Leaks…

“The Trump administration is exploring whether it can use an obscure ethics rule to undermine the special counsel investigation into ties between President Trump’s campaign team and Russia,” Reuters reports.

“Within hours of Mueller’s appointment on Wednesday, the White House began reviewing the Code of Federal Regulations, which restricts newly hired government lawyers from investigating their prior law firm’s clients for one year after their hiring, the sources said. An executive order signed by Trump in January extended that period to two years.”….

“Two days after firing Michael Flynn as his national security adviser in February, President Trump told several aides and friends he should have kept him instead,” Politico reports.

Said one: “I was kind of stunned. I asked him. You fired him already. What are you going to do?”

“It has left White House officials and outside advisers perplexed…..

“White House lawyers have begun researching impeachment procedures in an effort to prepare for what officials still believe is a distant possibility that President Trump could have to fend off attempts to remove him from office,” two people briefed on the discussions tell CNN…..

President Trump told Russian officials in the Oval Office this month that firing the FBI Director James Comey had relieved “great pressure” on him, the New York Times reports.

Said Trump: “I just fired the head of the F.B.I. He was crazy, a real nut job. I faced great pressure because of Russia. That’s taken off.”

He added: “I’m not under investigation.”….

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Breaking: Russians believed they would be able to use Michael Flynn to influence Pres. Trump & his advisors, multiple sources tell

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Former Fox News CEO Roger Ailes is gone…

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Former Fox News CEO Roger Ailes is dead at the age of 77, the network confirmed on Thursday.

“I am profoundly sad and heartbroken to report that my husband, Roger Ailes, passed away this morning. Roger was a loving husband to me, to his son Zachary, and a loyal friend to many,” Elizabeth Ailes, Ailes’ wife, said in a statement that was first reported by Drudge Report and then read on air by Fox.

Ailes resigned from Fox News in July 2016 after he was accused by multiple women of sexual harassment….

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Dept. of Justice appoints a Special Council for Trump & Co. Russian Probe…

The move to appoint Robert S. Mueller III was done by Deputy. Attorney General Rod Rosenstein , who was in charge of the investigation, without the knowledge or consent of the Attorney General Sessions or Donald Trump….

The action comes after several days of increased pressure for an ‘independent’ investigation became apparent with former FBI Director being fired by Trump who is reported to have asked Comey  directly if he was the subject of any of the probes …..Then asked Comey to make the Flynn investigation ‘go away’ and also threatened Comey before firing him just before meeting with Russian officials in the Oval office of the White House without American media in the room, but with Russian Media there…

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The Justice Department appointed Robert S. Mueller III, a former F.B.I. director, as special counsel on Wednesday to oversee the investigation into ties between President Trump’s campaign and Russian officials, dramatically raising the legal and political stakes in an affair that has threatened to engulf Mr. Trump’s 118-day-old presidency.

The decision, by the deputy attorney general, Rod J. Rosenstein, came after a cascade of damaging developments for Mr. Trump in recent days, including his abrupt dismissal of the F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, and the subsequent disclosure that Mr. Trump asked Mr. Comey to drop the investigation of his former national security adviser, Michael T. Flynn.

Mr. Rosenstein, who wrote a memo that the White House initially cited as the rationale for Mr. Comey’s dismissal, had been under escalating pressure from Democrats, and even some Republicans, to appoint a special counsel.

By appointing Mr. Mueller, a former federal prosecutor with an unblemished reputation who once stood up to President George W. Bush on the legality of his domestic wiretapping program, Mr. Rosenstein could alleviate questions about the government’s capacity to investigate the swirl of questions surrounding the Trump campaign and the Russians.

Mr. Rosenstein said in a statement that he concluded that “it is in the public interest for me to exercise my authorities and appoint a special counsel to assume responsibility for this matter.”

“My decision is not a finding that crimes have been committed or that any prosecution is warranted,” Mr. Rosenstein added. “I have made no such determination.”

In a statement, Mr. Trump said, “As I have stated many times, a thorough investigation will confirm what we already know — there was no collusion between my campaign and any foreign entity. I look forward to this matter concluding quickly. In the meantime, I will never stop fighting for the people and the issues that matter most to the future of our country.”

Mr. Rosenstein’s announcement came on a day when Republican lawmakers joined calls for Mr. Comey to testify publicly, with some committee chairmen requesting he appear before their panels and share more information about his encounters with Mr. Trump. Lawmakers also asked the F.B.I. to turn over the memo that Mr. Comey is said to have written that suggested the president asked him to quash the investigation into Mr. Flynn.

While Mr. Mueller remains answerable to Mr. Rosenstein — and by extension, the president — he will have greater autonomy to run an investigation than a United States attorney.

As a special counsel, Mr. Mueller can choose whether to consult with or inform the Justice Department about his investigation as it goes forward. He is authorized to investigate “any links and/or coordination between the Russian government and individuals associated with the campaign of President Donald Trump,” according to Mr. Rosenstein’s order naming him to the post, as well as other matters that “may arise directly from the investigation.” He is also empowered to press criminal charges, and he can request additional resources subject to the review of an assistant attorney general.

Mr. Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions were notified only after Mr. Rosenstein signed the order on Wednesday afternoon….

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Putin offers to provide the Russian version of White House Trump Meeting….

It has come to this?

The Russian President offering to the US Congress  (Investigating its President’s Admin) THEIR copy of a  meeting in the American President’;s office that ONLY his people attended…

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Could anybody have foreseen such a strange occurrence a year ago?

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday he would be willing to provide the U.S. Congress a record of President Trump’s meeting with top Russian envoys, possibly offering new details on the disclosures of reportedly highly classified intelligence information.

The remarkable offer for the Kremlin to share evidence with U.S. oversight committees came with the caveat that the request for the transcript would have to come from the Trump administration.

The Kremlin has denied reports that Trump shared classified secrets last week with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Russia’s ambassador to the United States during an Oval Office meeting. But the full extent of Trump’s comments to the Russian envoys has not been made public.

As reported first by The Washington Post, Trump in a meeting with Lavrov and Russian Ambassador Sergei Kislyak shared classified information about an Islamic State plot to smuggle a bomb disguised as a laptop aboard a passenger plane. Subsequent reports have suggested the intelligence was provided by the Israeli government, and was so sensitive that it was not shared even with the United States’ closest allies….

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Would anyone believe the Russian’s version?

Does Trump actually have ‘tapes’ of the Oval Office meeting, or….Is Trump bluffing about the tapes?

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Thoughts on Donald Trump latest attempt to please the Russians…

Some things that come to mind hours into Donald Trump’s newest Russian connection story….

Trump was so pumped to finally be able to talk to some Russians that he seems to have lost his mind…

Holds the meeting in the heart of the American Executive Branch…

Excludes American media…

Manages to get a picture shown EVERYDAY since of him smiling and shaking hands with the Russians…

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Manages to get the media to report that the Russian’s where taking fun of the American FBI Director…

Manages to get the FBI so pissed they don’t want him coming to their house, which of course would look stupid anyways after Comey gets thrown under the bus in LA, without a phone call…

Manages to double down on dissing the intelligence community which has been on his case from day one by mentioning something to the Russians that he SHOULD NOT HAVE, because it WAS a secret….

Makes sure that there WILL BE MORE LEAKS forthcoming…

Makes sure leading Republicans have to carry his sorry self AGAIN when they have to KNOW he’s hurting their political party..

Makes sure his disapproval numbers will KEEP dropping to record lows for a new President…

Again will make a staff member trying to help him out?…Look dumb for trying to do the impossible…

The fact is NO ONE will be able to stop Donald Trump from trying to give even MORE to the Russians…It would appear that doing so is his Prime Directive….Only the American Congress or Vice President Pence can trigger removal of an American President….(Democrats only get to make noise on the side line) And both of those things are run by Republicans who seem to be scared shitless of doing anything, short of Trump actually moving Putin into the White House….

So no matter what?

Even with Trump holding pretty much to his ‘base’?

More Americans were right in voting FOR HILLARY CLINTON after all…

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