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#1512254 --- 01/09/18 04:42 PM Re: Trump Impeachment [Re: kyle585]
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https://www.cbsnews.com/news/did-someone-die-because-of-the-steele-dossier/

CBS News January 9, 2018, 5:17 PM

Did someone die because of the Steele dossier?

An attorney for the co-founder of the opposition research firm that sought to dig up dirt on President Trump says someone has died as a result of their findings.

On Monday, Sen. Dianne Feinstein released a 312-page transcript of Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson's August interview with the Senate Judiciary Committee. In that transcript, Simpson attorney Josh Levy tells the committee that his client "wants to be very careful to protect his sources."

"Somebody's already been killed as a result of the publication of this dossier and no harm should come to anybody related to this honest work," Levy explains.

The dossier, which alleges that then-candidate Donald Trump colluded with the Russian government during the 2016 election campaign, has never been substantiated. It was written by a former British spy, Christopher Steele, and paid for by Fusion GPS, which was operating as a client of the Clinton campaign.

Steele's dossier was published in full by Buzzfeed in January 2017 after being offered to numerous news outlets. And it has been speculated that Oleg Erovinkin, a former KGB general and chief of staff to Igor Sechin, was one of the primary sources for the document.

Sechin, the CEO of state-owned Russian oil giant Rosneft, plays a major role in the dossier, which accuses him of having secret meetings with Trump campaign officials as an intermediary of the Russian government. Erovinkin was found dead in his car due in December 2016, according to Russian media. It was later claimed that he died of a heart attack.

Conspiracy theorists have long speculated that Erovinkin is the source of the claims involving Sechin. However, there is no evidence that has emerged to back up this assertion.

Erovinkin is one of a number of high-profile Russians who died in the months after the 2016 election.

Mr. Trump has repeatedly dismissed the Steele memo as "fake news." Neither Levy nor his client elaborated on the identity of the person who allegedly died as a result of the memo's publication, which took place after Erovinkin died.

In May, FBI director Robert Mueller was appointed special counsel to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 election. Mueller's team and the White House have discussed the possibility of interviewing Mr. Trump in the near future.

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#1512261 --- 01/09/18 07:30 PM Re: Trump Impeachment [Re: kyle585]
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FBI knew of possible Trump-Russia collusion, according to Glenn Simpson’s Senate testimony

by Ken Dilanian and Mike Memoli

WASHINGTON — By the time the FBI sat down in September 2016 for a full interview with the ex-British spy who had been researching Donald Trump’s Russia connections, the bureau had already received information raising concerns about possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, according to a transcript made public Tuesday.

Glenn Simpson, a former newspaper reporter and the founder of a research firm called Fusion GPS, spoke to the Senate Judiciary Committee for more than 10 hours in August about his research into Trump, and on Tuesday more than 300 pages of his testimony were released by the committee’s ranking Democrat, Dianne Feinstein of California.

During the Senate hearing, he was asked to respond to a comment from a White House spokeswoman, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, that his was a “Democrat-linked firm” that “took money from the Russian government” and “created the phony dossier that's been the basis for all of the Russia scandal fake news."

“It's a false allegation,” he said. “It's political rhetoric to call the dossier phony. The memos are field reports of real interviews that Chris's network conducted and there's nothing phony about it. We can argue about what's prudent and what's not, but it's not a fabrication.”

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#1512263 --- 01/10/18 01:50 AM Re: Trump Impeachment [Re: kyle585]
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How much more do we need to know before we determine that Russia helped Trump get elected?

https://www.thedailybeast.com/white-hous...-putin?ref=home

White House Official Floated Withdrawing U.S. Forces to Please Putin

A member of Trump’s National Security Council staff had a radical notion: to pare back American troops in Europe as a way to curry favor with the Kremlin

A senior National Security Council official proposed withdrawing some U.S. military forces from Eastern Europe as an overture to Vladimir Putin during the early days of the Trump presidency, according to two former administration officials.

While the proposal was ultimately not adopted, it is the first known case of senior aides to Donald Trump seeking to reposition U.S. military forces to please Putin—something that smelled, to a colleague, like a return on Russia’s election-time investment in President Trump.

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#1512266 --- 01/10/18 06:23 AM Re: Trump Impeachment [Re: kyle585]
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Federal judge temporarily blocks Trump’s decision to end DACA
Sudhin Thanawala and Andrew Dalton, The Associated Press Published 11:27 p.m. ET Jan. 9, 2018 | Updated 5:51 a.m. ET Jan. 10, 2018

A federal judge on Tuesday night temporarily blocked the Trump administration’s decision to end a program protecting young immigrants from deportation. Time



SAN FRANCISCO — A federal judge on Tuesday night temporarily blocked the Trump administration’s decision to end a program protecting young immigrants from deportation.

U.S. District Judge William Alsup granted a request by California and other plaintiffs to prevent President Trump from ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program while their lawsuits play out in court.

Alsup said lawyers in favor of DACA clearly demonstrated that the young immigrants “were likely to suffer serious, irreparable harm” without court action. The judge also said the lawyers have a strong chance of succeeding at trial.

DACA has protected about 800,000 people who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children or came with families who overstayed visas. The program includes hundreds of thousands of college-age students.

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced in September that the program would be phased out, saying former President Barack Obama had exceeded his authority when he implemented it in 2012.

More: In extraordinary public negotiation with Congress, Trump promises to sign DACA bill


The move sparked a flurry of lawsuits nationwide.

Alsup considered five separate lawsuits filed in Northern California, including one by the state and another by the governing board of the University of California school system.


Pushing for compromise on immigration reform, President Donald Trump urged a bipartisan group of lawmakers gathered at the White House to put "country before party" and negotiate a deal in two phases, first by addressing young immigrants. (Jan. 9) AP

During a court hearing on Dec. 20, the judge grilled an attorney for the Department of Justice over the government’s justification for ending DACA, saying many people had come to rely on it and faced a “real” and “palpable” hardship from its loss.

Alsup also questioned whether the administration had conducted a thorough review before ending the program.

Brad Rosenberg, a Justice Department attorney, said the administration considered the effects of ending DACA and decided to phase it out over time instead of cutting it immediately.

DACA recipients will be allowed to stay in the U.S. for the remainder of their two-year authorizations. Any recipient whose status was due to expire within six months also got a month to apply for another two-year term.

The Justice Department said in court documents that DACA was facing the possibility of an abrupt end by court order, but Alsup was critical of that argument.

People took out loans, enrolled in school and even made decisions about whether to get married and start families on the basis of DACA and now face “horrific” consequences from the loss of the program, said Jeffrey Davidson, an attorney for the University of California governing board.

“The government considered none of this at all when they decided to rescind DACA,” he said at the hearing.

DACA recipients are commonly referred to as “dreamers,” based on never-passed proposals in Congress called the DREAM Act that would have provided similar protections for young immigrants.

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#1512267 --- 01/10/18 06:35 AM Re: Trump Impeachment [Re: Formermac]
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Federal judge temporarily blocks Trump’s decision to end DACA
Sudhin Thanawala and Andrew Dalton, The Associated Press Published 11:27 p.m. ET Jan. 9, 2018 | Updated 5:51 a.m. ET Jan. 10, 2018
Thats OK. Trump is now in favor of DACA. Well that was yesterday. Today will probably be different after the hardliners tell Trump was his position is again.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/poli...ion/1016369001/

President Trump promised Tuesday to sign what he called a "bill of love" to extend protections to 800,000 immigrants who entered the United States illegally as children — if Congress can work out the details.

"You folks are going to have to come up with a solution," Trump told 25 lawmakers in a remarkable televised negotiation at the White House. "And if you do, I'm going to sign that solution."

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#1512268 --- 01/10/18 06:44 AM Re: Trump Impeachment [Re: kyle585]
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ROFLMAO

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Tucker Carlson Turns On Trump: ‘What Was The Point Of Running For President?’

Fox News host Tucker Carlson has been a staunch defender of President Donald Trump, but that may have changed on Tuesday.

Carlson called it a “weird scene” when Trump met with lawmakers of both parties and indicated he’d sign just about any deal they make on immigration.

“I’m not going to say, ‘Oh, gee, I want this or I want that,’” Trump said. “I’ll be signing it, because I have a lot of confidence in the people in this room that you’re going to come up with something really good.”

Trump also indicated a willingness to protect young undocumented immigrants, known as the Dreamers.

Carlson said that’s a “completely different Donald Trump” from the one that talked tough on immigration on the campaign trail.

Carlson also noted that Trump boasts about his negotiating skills.

“He clearly has skills as a negotiator,” Carlson said. “Where were they today?”

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#1512270 --- 01/10/18 07:02 AM Re: Trump Impeachment [Re: kyle585]
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Originally Posted By: kyle585
ROFLMAO

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Tucker Carlson Turns On Trump: ‘What Was The Point Of Running For President?’


Carlson also noted that Trump boasts about his negotiating skills.

“He clearly has skills as a negotiator,” Carlson said. “Where were they today?”


The entire televised session was clearly a sham attempting to show his mental fitness but logic has been proven decades ago, how many serial killers (not a killer but he's mental) did their crimes in public? So even they process the ability to control their impulses for a period of time but the key word "period" he will be a loose canon today especially after his DACA deadline was put oh hold since this morning.

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#1512273 --- 01/10/18 07:36 AM Re: Trump Impeachment [Re: Formermac]
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#1512375 --- 01/12/18 06:17 PM Re: Trump Impeachment [Re: Formermac]
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https://www.yahoo.com/news/trump-impeachment-vote-place-president-205905037.html

Trump Impeachment Vote Will Take Place After President’s ‘Racist’ ‘Shithole’ Remarks, Democrat Says

Newsweek Tracy Lee,Newsweek 3 hours ago

Texas Democrat Al Green vowed on Friday to force another impeachment vote on the House floor next week. The announcement was made on the back of President Donald Trump’s reported description of African nations, El Salvador and Haiti as “shithole countries.”

“Congressional condemnation of racist bigotry is not enough,” Green said in a tweet. “In Congress, talk is cheap-it’s how we vote that counts. Next week, I will again bring a resolution to impeach @realDonaldTrump. I will put my vote where my mouth is.”

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#1512383 --- 01/13/18 10:41 AM Re: Trump Impeachment [Re: kyle585]
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https://www.yahoo.com/news/maxine-waters-tears-donald-trump-112718661.html

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) did not hold back in her criticism of President Donald Trump for reportedly suggesting that Haiti and some African nations were “shithole countries.”

Trump allegedly made the comment during an Oval Office meeting with lawmakers on Thursday while arguing against restoring protections for immigrants from those areas. Trump later claimed he didn’t use those specific words, but Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), who was there at the time, said he did.

During an interview with stand-in host Joy Reid on MSNBC’s “All In With Chris Hayes” on Friday night, Waters said the U.S. was being “represented by the most despicable human being that could possibly ever walk the earth.”

“I don’t know when Americans are going to tire of this lying man,” she added.

Waters has also issued a statement regarding Trump’s reported comments, in which she called the president “a racist and indecent man with no good values.”

“Donald Trump is an embarrassment and a national disgrace,” she added. “Members of Congress have a responsibility to the American people and our democracy to impeach him.”

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