Tagged: Trump

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Manafort Reaches Plea Deal to Avoid Second Trial

Paul Manafort, the political consultant and one-time campaign manager for then-candidate Donald Trump, has apparently reached a plea deal to avoid his second trial in Virginia.

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Something #Basta This Way Comes

If the left see Avenatti busy about the work of the resistance while elected officials only talk about it, with little to show for it, the opening for an outsider might be an Avenatti-sized hole in 2020.

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In Defense of “Lodestar”

The Anonymous Writer to the New York Times is not a Patriot, but he’s not a Coward either.

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Michael Cohen’s Recipe for Impeachment Pie

I believe the Cohen revelations raise the likelihood of impeachment precipitately. Given the new conditions what is the most likely outcome of this reality show. Will Trump get voted off the island? I see three recipes – all of them fraught.

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Linky Friday: Truth and Lies

Linky Friday is Ordinary Time’s Friday tradition of compiling links from around the world and across the web straight to you. This week truth, lies, gray areas, and consequences, with a soundtrack to match. Read, share, and enjoy.

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The Plague of the Acolytes

But now we have groups, not new just louder and more visible, that we should not be labelling with the traditional terms at all. If we do, I propose repurposing a very old term for this rising class of political beings: the acolytes.

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Michael Cohen Surrenders As Part of Plea Deal

Michael Cohen is in custody. The long time attorney, confidante, and alleged “fixer” for President Trump has surrendered ahead of a hearing reportedly to enter a plea deal.

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Trump Files Arbitration Suit Over Breach of NDA

The Trump camp alleges that Manigault Newman’s new tell-all book and her statements to the media regarding her time in the White House is in breach of the confidentiality agreement, for which she “owes millions”.

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The Manafort Defense Rested Without Presenting A Case

Paul Manafort, on trail for bank fraud and tax charges related to his overseas consulting work, will not testify, and his attorneys rested on Tuesday, setting up closing arguments for the one-time Trump campaign manager.

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Omarosa Manigault Newman’s Tale of the Tapes

Omarosa is doing the media rounds with a tell-all book to sell, tapes of President Trump, John Kelly, and claims of more to come. While her own credibility issues mean this will probably be a temporary annoyance, this is a headache completely of the President’s own making.

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Tribune Media-Sinclair Broadcasting Merger Off

The killing of the merger comes two weeks after President Trump waded into the issue on Twitter, going against his own FCC to criticize scrutiny by government over the proposed merger.

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The Art of the Heel

Jim Acosta and CNN versus Trump and the MAGA crowd is the most entertaining storyline going in news media. Which is exactly how it was designed to be.

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Trump-Cohen Recorded Conversation Released

The Trump Tape is here. Long-time Trump attorney, and alleged “fixer” Michael Cohen has been in the news for having “tapes” of his conversations with President Trump, and now one such recording has been aired by CNN.