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Russia Monitor: Trump’s ‘No Collusion’ Claims Are On Collision With Growing List Of Facts

“If the GOP fails to stand up to Trump’s unconstitutional act, we will have moved dangerously from a separation of powers, to a mere separation of parties.” — Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) tweet of CNN clip (2/17/19).   By Dan Peak The Commoner Call (2/18/19) Dear Fellow Readers, We begin the column with a quote from the final paragraph of the federal indictment against Trump pal Roger Stone: “The charges against Stone and Manafort are proof of collusion. Stone’s indictment makes it clear, it’s not just Stone, it’s “and U.S. persons (including the defendant)” and Stone was in contact with “senior…

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Russia Monitor: As Sigmund Freud Knew, Sometimes A Cigar Is … Legal Hell

“I never said there was no collusion between the campaign, or between people in the campaign. I have no idea.” — Trump TV lawyer Rudi Giuliani interviewed by CNN host Chris Cuomo.    By Dan Peak The Commoner Call (2/14/19) Dear Fellow Readers, The lines are drawn, no more denials about Trump-Russia collusion, it’s now about whether it matters or to whom it matters. A Washington Post poll from Monday shows the majority “trust Mueller’s version of the facts than Trump’s”. While that sounds encouraging you can already anticipate the breakdown. Democrats and Independents align with the summary, but Republicans…


Russia Monitor: Trump World’s Power, Privilege & Purloining

  “Trump replied: “Fuck the law. I don’t give a fuck about the law. I want my fucking money.” — Trump to Trump transition manager Chris Christie and campaign executive Steve Bannon. ***** “It’s not the crime it’s the cover-up.” …the old Watergate expression.  ***** “Nearly nine in 10 Americans say Robert Mueller’s investigators should produce a full, public report on their findings, a sentiment that crosses party lines, according to a new CNN poll…“ Dan Peak The Commoner Call (2/11/19) Dear Fellow Readers, It is almost certain Trump’s attorney general nominee Bill Barr is approved by the full Senate…


Russia Monitor: With The Arrest Of Roger Stone The Right Wing Has Their ‘MAGA Six’

“Trump is killing us.” — Agritek president Larry Kooiker ***** “There’s no intelligence to the way this is being done. The tariffs are designed to hurt China, but they are being paid by American companies.” — EBW president Cory Steeby ***** “I voted for him, and he’s the one who’s doing this. I thought he was going to do good things. He’s not hurting the people he needs to be hurting.” — 38-year old hurricane survivor Crystal Minton By Dan Peak The Commoner Call (2/4/19) Dear Fellow Readers, A deliberately careful view would say that many who voted for Trump wanted…


Russia Monitor: Turn Over The Stone & Watch The Crawlies

  “Ray Harding, then chairman of New York’s Liberal Party, once told me in the late 1990s, “The only two people who believe Roger Stone’s bullshit are Roger Stone and that fucking moron Trump.”” — GOP strategist and never-Trumper Rick Wilson. By Dan Peak The Commoner Call (1/28/19) Dear Fellow Readers, The other competing quote for the cycle is, “FBI, WARRANT! OPEN THE DOOR!” The quote came Esquire magazine: “…the FBI busted into his (Roger Stone) Fort Lauderdale, Florida, home in a predawn raid, arresting him on seven counts including “obstruction of an official proceeding, making false statements, and witness tampering.” The…


Russia Monitor: Who Ya’ Gonna Believe, Your Lyin’ Eyes Or Putin’s Grin?

  “According to the poll, 57 percent believe it’s likely that Russia “has compromising information“ on Trump, compared to 31 percent who don’t think it’s likely.” — Poll: Shutdown, Russia drive Trump to all-time high disapproval. By Dan Peak The Commoner Call (1/24/19) Dear Fellow Readers, The poll referenced above is worth a quick read. We, the American public, do not support Trump’s government shutdown as a strong-arm tactic to build a monument to himself. Aside from the tactic, we, the majority, do not support his Wall … period. The guy who self-promoted as master of the  ‘Art of the Deal’ may…


Russia Monitor: Story Runs Into A Buzz-Saw, But What Exactly Has Been Denied?

“In light of the fact that you are a pathological liar, you should not be heard to complain about inaccurate media reports.” — George Conway, lawyer and spouse of Trump counselor Kellyanne Conway, tweet (1/18/19)   By Dan Peak The Commoner Call (1/21/19) Did BuzzFeed just confirm a Trump-Russia smoking gun? Best answer: It’s not clear, but it’s worthy of consideration. Before we dive into the 48-hour kerfuffle kicked off by BuzzFeed let’s check in with Trump’s TV lawyer Rudy Giuliani. Lately Rudy is good at confirming any latest accusation of Trump-Russia corruption but in doing so he consistently raises…


Russia Monitor: No, Really, Nothing To Hide Here!

  By Dan Peak The Commoner Call (1/17/19) Dear Fellow Readers, It is now clear how Trump’s new Attorney General will deal with special counsel Robert Mueller and his Trump-Russia corruption investigation. William Barr promises to allow Mueller to conclude his investigation. Barr also explains any report to Congress or the public will go through him. We’ll use his words to explain his views of “transparency”. The Washington Post offers a succinct summary of remarks from the first day of hearings with Barr’s nomination: Power Up: Barr’s Testimony Sets The Stage For Future Fights Over Mueller Report. The highlights to Barr’s…


Russia Monitor: When You Are Down To Defenders Like Sen. Ron “Rojo” Johnson You Know Things Must Be Bad In Trumplandia

  “Show me one quote/tweet from Trump personally (1) praising new sanctions on Russians, (2) endorsing lethal weapons to Ukraine (3) supporting more NATO troops near Russia’s border (4) calling for Russia to leave Crimea or (5) criticizing Putin’s anti-democratic policies. Just one.” — Former U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul tweet (1/12/19). ***** “This is not a traditional president. He has unorthodox means but he is President of the United States. It’s pretty much up to him in terms of who he wants to read into his conversations with world leaders.” — Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) CNN State of…


Russia Monitor: Much Bigger & Way, Way Uglier Than We Imagined

  “Donald Trump Delivers a Wet Fart Oval Office Address” — Daily Beast headline from author and Never-Trumper Rick Wilson (1/8/19)   By Dan Peak The Commoner Call (1/11/19) Dear Fellow Readers, The most important Wall for Trump is his scramble to protect himself from Trump-Russia corruption news and special counsel Robert Mueller’s report. Trump’s latest attempt at deflection needed an ‘A’ game address to change the political dynamics. Without the free-flowing lies of his high-energy rally venues he failed miserably. The point being, there is growing proof of Trump-Russia collusion. Trump is trying to politically run ahead of this…


Russia Monitor: Maybe A Wall Wouldn’t Be Such A Bad Thing After All…

“It’s pretty clear that what’s driving Trump now isn’t a governing strategy. It isn’t a re-election strategy. It’s a “hold enough of your base to stop the Senate from convicting when the House impeaches” strategy. Trump must expect that the Mueller report will be very bad for him.” — Conservative pundit, author & Never-Trumper Bill Kristol tweet (1/6/19).   By Dan Peak The Commoner Call (1/7/19) Dear Fellow Readers, Trump chaos, Russian information warfare, reelection, impeachment, and — of course — “Build The Wall!” The high notes — or deeply low notes — of the past few days raise a herd of…


Suckered: Operation InfeKtion — How Russia Has Perfected The Art Of Disinformation & Social Media Cyber War

  The New York Times (11/25/18) Russia’s meddling in the United States’ elections is not a hoax. It’s the culmination of Moscow’s decades-long campaign to tear the West apart. “Operation InfeKtion” reveals the ways in which one of the Soviets’ central tactics — the promulgation of lies about America — continues today, from Pizzagate to George Soros conspiracies. Meet the KGB spies who conceived this virus and the American truth squads who tried — and are still trying — to fight it. Countries from Pakistan to Brazil are now debating reality, and in Vladimir Putin’s greatest triumph, Americans are using…


Russia Monitor: All The President’s Clowns, Grifters, Enablers, Liars, Deceivers & Traitors

  “At times it looked like it might cost them their jobs, their reputations, and maybe even their lives.” — Tagline from All The President’s Men, the 1976 film about two journalists investigating Watergate.   By Dan Peak The Commoner Call (1/3/18) Dear Fellow Readers, A Commoner Call reader suggested watching the 1976 movie about Nixon and Watergate,  All The President’s Men again. It was a great suggestion. There comes a point late in the movie where Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein are told their lives are at risk. They dug in and worked harder. There is a funny exchange where…


Russia Monitor: Brick By Brick … Trump Walled In

  To the extent that Trumpism is a thing, I propose the following definition: “Trumpism (noun): Bad people doing hateful things ineptly.” — Tweet by Riley Roberts (3/6/17)   ***** BREAKING: A caravan of Democrats was spotted heading for the House of Representative’s and will arrive on January 3, 2019. — Tweet by Hear Me Roar‏ @Stop_Trump20 (12/29/18) By Dan Peak The Commoner Call (12/28/18) Dear Fellow Readers, If want to skip to what might be the single best concise summary to date of Trump-Russia corruption as offered by Daily Kos, near the end. Or… Are you tired of all the winning? We’ll…


Russia Monitor: Another Week In The Oval Office — Upheaval, Chaos, Resignation & Betrayal

  “I alone can fix it.” — Trump from Republican National Convention, “Nobody knows the system better than me, which is why I alone can fix it.” June 2016. By Dan Peak The Commoner Call (12/24/18) Dear Fellow Readers, Did anyone imagine that in 2018 this would mean that in one year we’d be experiencing Trump’s third shutdown of the government? Did anyone imagine Trump would head a government managed by an acting Secretary of Defense, an acting Chief of Staff and an acting Attorney General? It’s not only the chaos he’s brought to government, he’s also “sent markets tumbling with…


Russia Monitor: As The Drawbridge Is Drawn Up, Bodies And Truth Are Left Beyond The Castle Walls

  “Arguably you sold your country out” — U.S. District Judge Emmett Sullivan (12/18/18)   By Dan Peak The Commoner Call (12/20/18) Fellow Readers, How Trump-Russia has changed. It feels like only yesterday the refrain was a mixed chorus, “Russia, Russia, Russia, too much about Russia – give Trump a chance, Hillary lost because she never visited Wisconsin, liberals need to own their responsibility for bringing about Trump”. It’s like a scene change and the chorus now sings, “Russia, Russia, Russia, ‘you’ need to see the big picture, we need to broaden our view, it was never all about Russia,…


Russia Monitor: The Trump Plague Spreads

  “Everything Trump Touches Dies” — Book Title by former Republican campaign consultant and Never-Trumper, Rick Wilson. ***** “Mr. Trump’s repeated lies cannot contradict stubborn facts.” — Trump lawyer Michael Cohen’s lawyer Lanny Davis on CBS News. ***** By Dan Peak The Commoner Call (12/17/18) Dear Fellow Readers, “Everything Trump Touches Dies” Given the non-stop horrible news for Trump over the last several days it seems that this observation applies directly to Trump and his family. There are many attempts to summarize and we’ll work with this one: Mounting Legal Threats Surround Trump As Nearly Every Organization He Has Led Is Under…


Russia Monitor: When It Rains, It Pours And Pours And Pours And…

  “I love treason, but I hate a traitor.” — Gaius Julius Caesar ***** “I think people would revolt.” — Donald Trump during Reuters interview in the Oval Office (12/11/18) ***** “When you come at the king, you best not miss.” — Omar Little, drug dealer character on The Wire.   By Dan Peak The Commoner Call (12/13/18) Dear Fellow Readers, These three quotes reflect where we now stand with Trump-Russia and what must be done. How deep does Trump’s guilt run? How much shit will Trump throw at the fan to fight the consequences? Will the rule of law prevail or…


Russia Monitor: Bumbling ‘Individual-1’ Bangs Up Against Grim Reality

  “This has been the most consequential day of the Mueller investigation.” — NBC News investigator Ken Dilanian (12/7/18)   By Dan Peak The Commoner Call (12/10/18) Dear Fellow Readers, Trump is guilty of obstruction of justice, guilty of a federal crime of violating campaign finance law and there is proof of collusion between Trump and Russia. There were three different court filings by federal prosecutors on Friday. Though they were procedural there were enough facts and clues to make it clear that the Trump-Russia investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller has the goods on Trump – there is more than…


Russia Monitor: Donald Isn’t The Only Sell-Out In Trumplandia

  “This memo is more blacked out than Brett Kavanaugh on a school night.” — Trevor Noah, The Daily Show, tweet (12/4/18)   By Dan Peak The Commoner Call (12/6/18) Dear Fellow Readers, The former Trump National Security Adviser and retired 3-star U.S. Army Lieutenant General Michael Flynn pleaded guilty to a single charge of lying to the FBI following investigation of influencing U.S. foreign policy to benefit Turkey and coordinating in secret with Russia to negotiate a quid pro quo deal related to U.S. sanctions against Russia; these sanctions were in place prior to those related to Russian influence…


Russia Monitor: Truth Revealed On Trump’s Blizzard Of Lies

  “This is literally the “I am not a crook” tweet:”  @realDonaldTrump FollowFollow @realDonaldTrump “Oh, I get it! I am a very good developer, happily living my life, when I see our Country going in the wrong direction (to put it mildly). Against all odds, I decide to run for President & continue to run my business-very legal & very cool, talked about it on the campaign trail…” — David Frum re-tweet of Donald Trump tweet 11/30/18 ***** “I have no deals … because I think that would be a conflict.” — Trump denial during presidential transition press conference. ***** “People…


Why Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen Lied To Congress

  The Daily Podcast / The New York Times (11/30/18) Michael Cohen, President Trump’s former lawyer, has pleaded guilty to lying about Mr. Trump’s business ties to Russia and has agreed to cooperate with the special counsel investigation. It’s the second time this week that a subject of the inquiry has been charged with lying. On today’s episode: Michael S. Schmidt, who has been covering the special counsel investigation for The New York Times. Background reading: Mr. Cohen admitted on Thursday to making false statements to Congress about negotiations to build a Trump Tower in Moscow, and about Mr. Trump’s involvement in…


Empire Files: Randy Credico Exclusive Tell-All With Abby Martin On Trump Pal Roger Stone & Wikileaks

  Empire Files (11/28/18) In this exclusive extended interview, Randy Credico tells his side of the story on his role in the Russia investigation, his upcoming interview with Special Counsel Robert Mueller, and true nature of his relationship with Trump campaign advisor Roger Stone. With never before revealed details about Roger Stone and the Mueller investigation, Credico details his long-standing ties to the political operative and answers the hard questions about his alleged coordination with Wikileaks. The interview highlights the larger context of the multi-front assault on Julian Assange, Wikileaks and the future of press freedom. Link to 44-Minute Video


Russian Trolls Prey Upon & Pry Open The Toxic Way We Do Our Politics

  By Rafael Behr The Guardian (11/13/18) To understand the current political frenzy on both sides of the Atlantic, it helps to know Tortuous Convolvulus. Unfamiliar with his work? Convolvulus was a spy, operating around 50BC, a specialist in psychological warfare. He was deployed by Julius Caesar against a stubborn Gallic rebellion, and his methods were not so different to those of Russian cyber-saboteurs against western democracies. It is worth adding that Convolvulus is a character from Asterix and the Roman Agent, a book known to most English readers in translation by Anthea Bell. The sad news of Bell’s death last month triggered many…


Russia Monitor: Lot’s Of News, Non-Stop Stories All Boil Down To One This … Trump Is In Trouble

  By Dan Peak The Commoner Call (11/29/18) Dear Fellow Readers, We’ll open with a conclusion – Trump is in trouble. If you want the short version of ‘why’, jump to the end. For anyone seeking a simple linear narrative for Trump-Russia corruption the last 48 is not that. Three big stories landed followed by a plethora of refinements, interpretations and cautions. We’ll point out what happened, why it could be important and some reasons for caution. Diving into the deep end: Mueller Has Emails From Stone Pal Corsi About WikiLeaks Dem Email Dump. Jerome Corsi is a far-right conspiracy theorist best…


Russia Monitor: The Time To Be On The Right Side

“The pseudo-sophisticated defenders of Trump’s assaults on judges, scientists, and civil servants try to give his crude attacks a patina of respectability. But nihilism isn’t skepticism and being a know-nothing isn’t being unconventional, no matter what his defenders pretend.” — Bill Kristol tweet (11/25/18) By Dan Peak The Commoner Call (11/26/18) Dear Fellow Readers, The sides are drawn. We need to understand the battle for what it is, and be on the right side. Who better to describe the battle lines than former Trump senior adviser and campaign chairman Steve Bannon. Bannon is spending most of his time in Europe,…


Russia Monitor: Tyrannical Moves By Tyrant Trump

  By Dan Peak The Commoner Call. (11/22/18) Dear Fellow Readers, Trump believes he is above the law. Despite his shady conduct during the campaign and his often illegal behavior in the White House, so far he’s right. Will that last, will history have him as above the law? What does a single day in the Trump White House look like? In order of breaking news: 1) Trump dismisses the findings of his CIA to side with Saudi Arabia over their murder of journalist and US resident Jamal Khashoggi;  2) Trump adviser and daughter Ivanka Trump illegally (based on GOP…


Russia Monitor: Trumplandia Battening Down For The Worst

  “His 3-hour workday is about to go bye-bye” — CNN conservative reveals how Trump prepping for ‘rectal exam’ from House Dems By Dan Peak The Commoner Call (11/19/18) Dear Fellow Readers, Because it’s too good, and with the help of a Commoner Call reader, we use the above headline from a RawStory article to summarize the current Trump-Russia corruption climate. “It’s about to get harder without Republicans controlling all the levers his three-hour workday is about to go bye-bye,” she said (CNN S.E. Cupp). “With Democrats retaking the House, the next two years will be the equivalent of a…


Russia Monitor: Trumplandia In Meltdown? A Thunderdome Of Backstabbing & Nasty Rumor

  By Dan Peak The Commoner Call (11/15/18) Dear Fellow Readers, It’s been a relatively quiet news cycle since Trump rage-tweeted his way to France and back. Filling the void has been a drip-drip of new Dem election victories as close races are decided. One that won our nomination for most notable was: Democrat Kyrsten Sinema Wins Arizona Senate Race, Flipping Second GOP Seat. Regardless of who won, Arizona was going to have its first female Senator. Kyrsten Sinema’s opponent was Republican Martha McSally who embraced Trump through the election, but unlike Florida Republican Senate candidate Rick Scott, she and state…


Russia Monitor: With Dems Taking Over The House Someone Appears To Be Getting Pretty Nervous

“Patriotism is the exact opposite of nationalism. Nationalism is a betrayal of patriotism. By saying “our interests first”…. we erase what a nation hold dearest…its Moral Values.” — French President Macron at Armistice celebration with Trump seated before him, Nov. 11, 2018.   By Dan Peak The Commoner Call (11/12/18) Dear Fellow Readers, With a sigh of relief from the election results and opinions that there is a safe path for special counsel Mueller’s Trump-Russia corruption investigation, we can go forward. Trump took a few days off from his presumptive role as Secretary of State for Georgia, Florida and Arizona…


Russia Monitor: Sessions Gets Sacked. Now What? Where Will You Be Friday At 5 PM?

  “It’s danger time.” — Former US Attorney Southern District New York Preet Bharara tweet (11/7/18).   By Dan Peak The Commoner Call (11/8/18) Dear Fellow Readers, As a wise man once asked, “Now what?” Within hours of the dust settling on the mid-term elections we have: Attorney General Jeff Sessions Resigns At Trump’s Request. As expected, Attorney General Jeffrey Beauregard Sessions III is out. “Attorney General Jeff Sessions resigned on Wednesday at President Trump’s request, ending the tenure of a loyalist Trump had soured on shortly after Sessions took office in 2017 because the former senator from Alabama had recused himself…


Russia Monitor: No Excuses This Election, Folks! It’s Up To Us

  “This time, our eyes are wide open.” — Dana Milbank, “We Have No Excuses”, Washington Post (11/2/18) By Dan Peak The Commoner Call (11/5/18) Dear Fellow Readers, Will there be new Trump-Russia subpoenas brought by Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office after next week? Let’s come back to this. Mid-term elections are Tuesday. In advance Dana Milbank offers a view of how we got here and what we now know about Trump. We’re well past a point two years ago when “many Americans held their noses and voted for Donald Trump”. Milbank offers his own litany of Trump actions but it’s…


Russia Monitor: Georgia On Someone’s Mind?

  “In Georgia’s upcoming gubernatorial election, popular confidence is threatened not only by the undeniable racial discrimination of the past and the serious questions that the federal courts have raised about the security of Georgia’s voting machines, but also because you are now overseeing the election in which you are a candidate.” — Former President Jimmy Carter calls on GOP Georgia gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp to step down as Georgia Secretary of State By Dan Peak The Commoner Call (11/1/18) Dear Fellow Readers, Within a week we will know the results of the mid-term election and whether we have any…


Russia Monitor: Trump Places Nation At Risk With His Party Line Phone Breaches

  By Dan Peak The Commoner Call (10/29/18) President Donald Trump was being “playful” when he celebrated a congressman’s 2017 assault of a reporter, Sen. Ben Sasse said Sunday – but he added that he did not think the rhetoric was “OK.”  We can’t count on Russpublicans to check Trump’s worst impulses on anything. Not even his lax phone security There are no checks on Trump, he does what he does without regard to anything beyond being seen as ‘winning’ and congressional Russpublicans and cultists could care less: ‘A Gift To Foreign Spies’: Donald Trump Roasted Over Unsecured iPhone Report. The New York…


Russia Monitor — Trump’s Response To Torture, Murder & Dismemberment: Sad!

  “The president is now inventing nonexistent domestic riots.” — Daniel Dale, Toronto Star reporter tweet (10/20/18) By Dan Peak The Commoner Call (10/22/18) Dear Fellow Readers, Trump is a liar. His lies are now offered with no attachment to reality, they are getting bigger, more frequent and his GOP apologists either fully embrace or duck for cover. Other than our own sanity, there are few if any checks on Trump’s grandiosity. Classic fascism in which the leader portrays himself as the only solution to self-invented risks and fears, always from the dreaded ‘other’. Trump’s performance as president — we…


Russia Monitor: Bloody Footprints In The Sands Of Saudi Arabia

  “Frequently people who go along a treasonous path do not know they are on a treasonous path until it is too late.” — John Brennan, former Director CIA, May 2017 By Dan Peak The Commoner Call (10/15/18) Dear Fellow Readers, In March 2017 House Intelligence Committee Chair Devin Nunes (R-CA) led the first committee to hold a public hearing on Trump-Russia corruption. Nunes has suffered repeated catastrophic failures while trying to quash and deflect any consideration of Trump-Russia, this was to be one of his most infamous failures. Nunes called then FBI Director James Comey as one of the…


Russia Monitor: The Truth About Deadbeat Donnie Is Right In Front Of Our Disbelieving Faces

  Author David Cay Johnston on Trump: “The people he brought in, want to destroy the existing order, they HATE the United States of America. We have a president who is not a loyal citizen… There was an ongoing conspiracy… between the Kremlin and the Trump Administration.” Pulitzer Prize winning investigative journalist David Cay Johnston’s latest book, “It’s Even Worse Than You Think”, Video.   By Dan Peak The Commoner Call (10/8/18) Dear Fellow Readers, This is a summary collection of lengthy reporting and writing that takes us convincingly and in great detail through the history of Trump’s ‘comeback’ fortune…


Russia Monitor: The Boy Bully-In-Chief Brags It Up

  “He was simply a spy. A traitor to the motherland. He‘s simply a scumbag, that’s all.“ — Russian President Vladimir Putin (10/4/18). By Dan Peak The Commoner Call (10/4/18) Dear Fellow Readers, It is a common trait of strongman nationalists to enforce order and attack their opponents. This is more than political hardball and Trump has brought this to the U.S. Trump demurs and says, “many sides” and his cult nods, smiles, laughs and stand with him because they hate the same things — the same people. When Trump offers his “many sides” with a smirk and a shoulder shrug…


Russia Monitor: The Master Of Chaos Keeps Stirring The Pot

  By Dan Peak The Commoner Call (10/1/18) Dear Fellow Readers, The news cycle has been — and will be this next week — dominated by Trump SCOTUS nominee Federal Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s hearings including testimony accusing the nominee of sexual assault from Dr. Christine Blassey Ford. One important point that could well have been missed was an action taken by the American Bar Association to downgrade Kavanaugh’s judicial rating following concerns about ““his professional experience and the question of his freedom from bias and open-mindedness.” Questions were raised about his “ability to be balanced and fair”, one interviewee described him…


Russia Monitor: The Worried Witch Of The West Wing

“Regrettably, we found that China has been attempting to interfere in our upcoming 2018 election coming up in November against my administration. They do not want me or us to win because I am the first president ever to challenge China on trade.” — Trump to UN Security Council (9/26/18) By Dan Peak The Commoner Call (9/27/18) Dear Fellow Readers, Along with all the accusations of Russian hacking and claims of U.S. ‘readiness’ ,Trump offers his own news that it’s China we have to watch because “they do not want me to win”. It’s hard to take anything at face…