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What's Donald Trump Lying About Today and other corruptions? (Monday 7/23/2018

23 July 2018 at 9:47:47 AM

Trump loses it, shouts at cloud on Twitter over Iran.  He's like your delusional grampy that doesn't know that shouting at people in all caps makes you look cray-cray. Except thsi is a cray cray doofus who can't seem to control himself over threatening nuclear war. How is this unlike Kim Jon Un? 

Manafort's trial starts on Wednesday.

U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s first test in court is set to start this week in Alexandria, Virginia, where President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort is to be tried on bank-fraud and tax charges. Mueller’s coming loaded for bear, armed with almost 500 pieces of evidence that he could present to a jury, as well as five potential witnesses who’ve been promised immunity to testify against Manafort.


Mueller’s probe, which most recently faulted 12 members of Russia’s intelligence service for orchestrating the hacks of the 2016 U.S. presidential election, is dominating U.S. and international politics and hung over Trump’s meeting in Helsinki with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The fallout from the two leaders’ press conference, which followed their two-hour-plus, closed-door session on July 16, may provide cover for Mueller to finish his investigation of Russia’s interference in the election.

And Politico

Manafort’s defense team has asked Ellis to forbid any mention of  Manafort’s connection to Trump and his campaign. They argue that discussion of that work and of Mueller’s core assignment to investigate alleged collusion between the campaign and Russia is “wholly irrelevant” to the bank fraud and tax evasion charges. They also fear that references to Manafort’s Trump campaign role could prompt jurors who dislike the president to take that out on Manafort, regardless of what the evidence shows.

“There is a very real risk that the jurors in this case — most of whom likely have strong views about President Trump, or have likely formed strong opinions as to the well-publicized allegations that the campaign colluded with Russian officials — will be unable to separate their opinions and beliefs about those matters from the tax and bank fraud matters to be tried before them in this case,” the defense wrote in a pretrial motion filed last month.

The president himself has made little effort to conceal his close attention to the case, repeatedly mentioning it since Manafort was indicted last October.

Trump mischaracterizes the documents released by the FBI re: Carter Page, probably because it makes Trump look really bad, and like some Republicans like Devin Nunes obviously were either lying or, as Nunes said, didn't even read the documents. Here's a link to the documents, redacted, released on Friday.  ABCNews

On Monday, Trump again mischaracterized documents released by the FBI this weekend related to the agency's wiretapping of Carter Page, a onetime campaign adviser. Trump is claiming without evidence that the FBI inappropriately used political research by British spy Christopher Steele to mislead the court into granting a wiretap order, then classified the documents to "cover up misconduct." He was quoting a conservative activist on Fox News.

That's not what the documents show, though. Released online Saturday under the Freedom of Information Act, the documents note the political ties to Steele's work but said it still believed some of his report to be "credible." The FBI said it suspected Page had been "collaborating and conspiring with the Russian government."

Visible portions of the heavily redacted documents, released Saturday under the Freedom of Information Act, show the FBI telling the court that Page "has been collaborating and conspiring with the Russian government." The agency also told the court that "the FBI believes Page has been the subject of targeted recruitment by the Russian government."

Maybe that'll turn out how North Korea did for this joker, with nothing -Trump's lies fact-checked

Diplomats say the North Koreans have canceled follow-up meetings, demanded more money and failed to maintain basic communications, even as the once-isolated regime’s engagements with China and South Korea flourish.

Meanwhile, a missile-engine testing facility that Trump said would be destroyed remains intact, and U.S. intelligence officials say Pyongyang is working to conceal key aspects of its nuclear program.

Or maybe like his weak kow-tow to Putin at Helsinki in which no one on our side seems to know what the heck he promised Putin, but Putin is glad to say. What's hilarious is that Trump, who cannot accept responsibility for his own lack of actions and transparency, is doing his usual "Blame Everybody Else" without the facts. Of course, we already know that *fake news* for Trump is anything that criticizes him, even when it's true, like when he gave an interview to the Sun, derided it as fake news, but then the Sun posted the audio of their conversation. Ooops.  Problem with Trump saying he *gave up nothing* is that nobody knows. Why wasn't his Secretary of State or an intelligence official with him in that private meeting? Why would he do that???? Also, it's established that even Trump's own intelligence staff believes Russia hacked the election, Trump needs to quit trashing them in response to his own weak ego.

Christy Whitman says Trump is unfit to remain in office.

Trump again falsely claims the the law who went into Michael Cohen's place with a warrant was somehow *breaking in*. Didn't this *stable genius* ever take a civics class? Or get an understanding of basic law enforcement? Look, if someone gets a warrant to come in to your house AFTER taking it to a judge or judges for probable cause (which doesn't have to mean that it's 100 percent true), then that's what happens. Trump just doesn't like it that it shows, again, how eager he was to pay off the women he cheated with his 3rd wife with. 

How many times has Trump used "Witch Hunt"? hah. 

What's also weird about the Helsinki meeting is that Trump has now walked back and walked back his walk back. It shows that that scripted meeting in which Trump said that Russia interfered was something Trump DID NOT WANT TO SAY, because yesterday he contradicted that .

Capping a week of drama, back-tracking and blistering statements from allies about his attitude toward Russian election interference, President Donald Trump on Monday returned to familiar rhetoric, referring to the special counsel's Russia probe as a "hoax" and "Witch Hunt."

Trump spent last week trying to reassure the country that he accepts that the longtime foe interfered in the 2016 election, despite his public undermining of U.S. intelligence agencies in Helsinki while standing alongside Russian President Vladimir Putin. But Trump cast doubt once again in a Sunday tweet, diminishing at least the significance, if not the existence, of the interference and the U.S. investigation into Russia's actions.

"So President Obama knew about Russia before the Election," Trump tweeted. "Why didn't he do something about it? Why didn't he tell our campaign? Because it is all a big hoax, that's why, and he thought Crooked Hillary was going to win!!!"

Not true, , because Trump was briefed on all this BEFORE he even got elected and again, after he was elected. He just can't stand for anyone to think that he isn't the most popular president ever. Hah on that one. 

Migrant children, legacy of Trump. Most are still not reunited with their parents after Trump's cruel separation policy. Texas Tribune

Rotten sandwich meat that’s turned green or black; noodle soup cooked so little that the noodles are still hard; drinking water that smells like chlorine, Clorox or “just bad.” Cramped, cold conditions; tearful separations of children and mothers; guards who said Mexicans won’t ever receive asylum in the United States.

In more than 1,000 pages of new court declarations from children and adults in federal custody, several hundred migrants who crossed the border seeking asylum describe long waits for medical care, outbreaks of chicken pox and untreated diaper rashes. The documents detail minimal access to legal services, with obstacles like language barriers and confusion about their own rights. Some migrants say they are told they aren’t welcome in the United States; others are told it doesn’t matter what they try, they’ll be deported in a matter of days.

Many of these families were separated under the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy, a now walked-back practice of sending parents into federal custody to be criminally charged for illegal border entry while their children were held in federally-run shelters. Migrants gave these statements, which describe conditions in Customs and Border Patrol processing facilities as well as Immigrations and Customs Enforcement detention centers, to lawyers from various advocacy organizations in June and July 2018. Lawyers advocating for the migrants submitted the documents to a federal judge, alleging that the legal requirements for children’s care are being violated and asking that a special monitor be appointed to oversee the facilities.


Trump's zero-tolerance policy turns basement into pop-up 'dungeon'

Detainees are shackled and often distraught and disorientated.

Just hours or days earlier they may have been trekking through desert scrub, for many the final leg of a long, treacherous journey, until they were caught by border patrol agents.

Detainees are held in crowded “hieleras” – cold detention rooms – unable to bathe, brush teeth or change clothes, according to a report this week by attorneys who visited border patrol stations and family detention centres. Few sleep well, if at all, on concrete, with cell lights permanently on. Food is semi-thawed.

Those sent to San Diego end up in the courthouse basement for a high-speed pre-trial briefing.

“I’m just disgusted by it. No other word,” said Deaton.

Trump's zero-tolerance policy turns basement into pop-up 'dungeon'



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