17 July 2018

HELSINKI

09 July 2018

Trump Is NEVER Going To Be Reagan

'Both entered politics as outsiders...
but that is where the similarity ends'


One of the best arguments for Donald Trump was that he was going to be the next Reagan. If you think back to the good old days of early 2016, most of the people who deployed this argument did so in superficial ways.
They suggested that Trump and Reagan were two peas in a pod because they (1) both came from show business, (2) both had ex-wives, and
(3) both were regarded as dunces by the intelligentsia...

04 July 2018

SPYGATE? How the FBI Investigation Into Russia
& the Trump Campaign ACTUALLY Started...



John R. Schindler The Observer: 
No story is hotter across America this Memorial Day weekend than what the Federal Bureau of Investigation did—and did not do—in 2016 about Russian connections to Donald J. Trump. As the summer enjoys its unofficial kickoff, headlines and social media are overflowing with accusations, of varying degrees of veracity, regarding FBI counterintelligence operations around President Trump two years ago, as he was campaigning to
take the White House...

01 July 2018

Trump’s Latest & Most Insane New Theory
for Shutting Down Mueller Probe



As Robert Mueller’s investigation has amassed more indictments,
Donald Trump has increasingly retreated from any defense of the facts to insisting Mueller has no right to investigate him at all. 


This weekend, Trump praised a Wall Street Journal op-ed by David Rivkin and Elizabeth Price Foley, two conservative legal apparatchiks. If you want to have a road map for where Trump’s defense is headed, and the radical actions he is likely to take, Rivkin and Foley are laying it out in plain view...

29 June 2018

Justice Kennedy's Son was KEY in Securing
Dubious Loans for Trump at Deutsche Bank

Helps explain the judge's more conservative bent as of late... 
and this week's incredible political gift to Trump


When Donald Trump sued Deutsche Bank in late 2008, it was 'classic Trump', according to the German bank, which sued him back. The New York property developer was trying to wriggle out of $40m of personal guarantees he had supplied on a $640m loan to build Trump International Hotel & Tower in downtown Chicago. The Lehman Brothers crisis was an unimaginable event that should get him off the hook, he argued. 

The future US president sought damages of $3bn — because the Deutsche-led consortium of lenders had just played a part in wrecking the world economy. The two sides sparred for a while before settling out of court. And within a couple of years Deutsche was back as Mr Trump’s go-to lender, continuing a relationship that has endured for decades, even as other big banks have deserted the litigation-prone developer...