by Ruby Henley
I am in shock and awe this morning as I write this. That is the best description to summarize how I feel after researching the present status of the Mueller Probe and the unraveling of Trump’s legal status. It started with a statement by Rudy Giuliani which was unclear but accusatory toward President Trump.
Rudy Giuliani decided to come unglued on CNN – “I never said there was no collusion between the campaign or between people in the campaign. … I have not. I said the President of the United States.”
If we listen to any news source we are aware President Trump himself has denied any collusion between his campaign and Russia. So what is up, Giuliani? Shockingly, it is my opinion, this is a surrender by Giuliani. He now is alerting the public something is not right – trouble is ahead. Further, he is an embarrassing blunder to President Trump.
Trump needs to hire Larry Klayman before it is too late. Larry Klayman is a fighter, but even he is having his problems.
You can read the Klayman Corsi lawsuit against Mueller here:
Corsi and Klayman filed ethics complaints against prosecutors with the Special Counsel’s Office and filed a lawsuit against Mueller and various government agencies for a variety of alleged misconduct in the Russia investigation — all of this, after Corsi’s apparent negotiation of a possible plea deal with Mueller’s office fell apart.
They continue to claim that Mueller has been trying to “coerce” Corsi into lying about his involvement with longtime Trump advisor Roger Stone and WikiLeaks. Corsi has claimed that he independently figured out in 2016 that WikiLeaks would publish internal DNC emails damaging to the Hillary Clinton campaign — emails that were allegedly hacked by Russian military intelligence operatives. They also allege accuse various government agencies of “ongoing illegal, unconstitutional surveillance” of Corsi.
Law&Crime’s Colin Kalmbacher previously explained why this mattered:
Judge Leon is seen as one of the most conservative-friendly judges on the D.C. District Court. Leon has been described as a “Republican conservative who worked in the Justice Department during the Reagan years” and “served as special counsel to the House Banking Committee’s Whitewater investigation, before George W. Bush appointed him to the federal bench, in 2001.”
Corsi having his case assigned to Judge Leon would be an arguable boon for the plaintiff here.
And Law&Crime’s Ronn Blitzer predicted this outcome. From Dec. 27:
Judge Leon said on December 12 that Klayman had 14 days to explain why Corsi’s case was sufficiently related to the others to justify transferring it. On the last day, Klayman filed a response saying that Corsi’s case and the others “are all based fundamentally on illegal warrantless, and unconstitutional surveillance[.]” Because the judge in the other cases is already familiar with the arguments Klayman has made, it’s convenient to put them all together, he argued.
Judge Leon has yet to rule on that, but his plan to keep this case rolling with another hearing next week may show that he does not plan on granting Klayman’s request.
Although Klayman is having a difficult time in filing the lawsuit against Mueller, he is still pursuing what he believes is right for Dr. Corsi and the American people.
The revelation that Paul Manafort shared polling data with Russian oligarchs, through a suspected Russian intelligence agent is news we did not want to hear.
I have to say this here and now. I have never trusted Roger Stone, and Stone and Manafort were working together when Stone introduced Manafort to Trump. He, of course, encouraged Trump to hire Manafort. Why? He had to know Manafort was involved in some shady deals.
Stone is in a lot of trouble himself as he claims Mueller is out to get him.
He has turned against Dr. Jerome Corsi, who has opted to hire Attorney Larry Klayman, instead of giving in to Robert Mueller and commit perjury. Klayman has 100% confidence Corsi will win, and they are moving ahead with a lawsuit against Mueller.
Another troubling aspect that has come to light at this time seems to be a blunder President Trump has made in choosing his nominee to replace Sessions. The Senate Judiciary Committee questioned his nominee for attorney general, William Barr, who assured the American people of his independence. All I am going to say is he believes Robert Mueller is a great man.
President Trump was surprised after watching William Barr’s attorney general confirmation hearing on Tuesday, after the man spoke about his tight friendship with Special Counsel Robert Mueller. The president informed his aides that ‘he didn’t realize how much their work overlapped or that they were so close’ when he nominated him. In so many instances I am beginning to feel Trump has been set up.
Michael Cohen is undoubtedly the biggest shocker of all. He goes from being the attorney for Donald Trump who would ‘take a bullet for the man’ to testifying on Capitol Hill against Trump.
Never forget that Cohen’s office was broken into and legal files destroyed – perp gets away with the crime.
Following that Cohen turned on Trump. Attorney-client privilege is dead…bottom line…as far as I am concerned.
Let me ask you – was that lawful? Could you do that and get away with it? It was blatant crime and abuse of an office of an attorney with legal files under attorney-client privilege.
The FBI seemed to be under the influence of the Mueller probe when this occurred. As now Cohen is laying his head on Mueller’s shoulder crying daily. Now you can say you lived to see the breakdown of attorney-client privilege by someone above the law.
This video says it all –
QUOTE – BREAKING!
BuzzFeed’s Jason Leopold and Anthony Cormier dropped a blockbuster story reporting that President Trump directed longtime attorney Michael Cohen “to lie to Congress about negotiations to build a Trump Tower in Moscow, according to two federal law enforcement officials involved in an investigation of the matter.” They also report that Trump supported a plan devised by Cohen to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin during the 2016 campaign to discuss a potential Trump Tower in Moscow.
Key nugget: BuzzFeed reports that special counsel Robert Mueller’s s office learned of Trump’s directive through “internal company emails, text messages, and a cache of other documents” and interviews with multiple witnesses. “Cohen then acknowledged those instructions during his interviews with that office.”
Cohen is slated to testify before the House Oversight Committee on Feb. 7.
From the chair of the House Intelligence Committee:
The allegation that the President of the United States may have suborned perjury before our committee in an effort to curtail the investigation and cover up his business dealings with Russia is among the most serious to date. We will do what’s necessary to find out if it’s true. t.co/GljBAFqOjh
— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) January 18, 2019
Adam Schiff Retweeted BuzzFeed News
The allegation that the President of the United States may have suborned perjury before our committee in an effort to curtail the investigation and cover up his business dealings with Russia is among the most serious to date. We will do what’s necessary to find out if it’s true. “
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Next came the following tweets –
QUOTE – Katy Tur
Lanny Davis issues what I read as a non denial denial on the Buzzfeed story:
“Out of respect for Mr. Mueller’s and the Office of Special Counsel’s investigation, Mr. Cohen declined to respond to the questions asked by the reporters and so do I.”
11:08 PM – Jan 17, 2019
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Just in, Rudy Giuliani’s response to Buzzfeed story: “If you believe Cohen I can get you a great deal on the Brooklyn Bridge.”
10:54 PM – Jan 17, 2019
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Here are some questions and answers you might be interested in – www.kake.com/story/39810093/rudy-giulianis-remarkable-retreat-on-collusion
Can the President of the United States be arrested while in office?
There are two important issues here. One, will Mueller bring criminal charges against Trump while he is President? Almost certainly not. Justice Department policy advises against indicting a sitting president, and Mueller is the ultimate by-the-book guy. It would take a change to the department’s policy and approval from the attorney general (Matthew Whitaker now, likely Barr upon confirmation) to indict the President. Highly doubtful, particularly given that Barr testified he saw no reason to change the policy.
Can a sitting president be indicted?
That’s an unknown. The Justice Department policy is just that — a policy. It’s not part of the Constitution; it’s not a statute, and it doesn’t come from a prior court decision. And I know firsthand that Justice Department policies come and go.
In my time as a federal prosecutor, we saw the department create, amend and withdraw many internal policies. So, this policy could be changed or withdrawn with the stroke of a pen. The issue has never been tested in the courts, and respected scholars — including an adviser to then-independent counsel Ken Starr — have concluded that a sitting president can be indicted. Someday this question may go to the courts, and it will be fascinating to see what happens.
Do hearsay rules change under a criminal conspiracy? How will that affect Cohen’s testimony in front of Congress?
First, hearsay rules do not apply to statements made in furtherance of a criminal conspiracy. And second, hearsay rules apply in court but not in congressional hearings — one of many reasons the Cohen testimony is going to make a circus look orderly by comparison.
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News on the Government Shutdown –
In a public display of defiance, Gov. Gavin Newsom encouraged Transportation Security Administration employees to apply for unemployment insurance through the state after the Trump administration warned California that the workers are ineligible for the benefits during the federal shutdown.
“The good news is, we’re going to do it and shame on them,” Newsom said to TSA workers gathered at a hastily planned event at Sacramento International Airport on Thursday. “They are, in essence, threatening us for doing what we’re doing.”
The latest dust-up between California and the Trump administration happened after the Department of Labor sent an email this week warning the state that federal employees who continue to work during the government shutdown cannot apply for benefits, according to the governor’s office.
A standoff between President Trump and new Democratic leadership in the House has led to the longest shutdown in U.S. history. Trump refuses to sign spending bills unless he receives $5 billion for a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border.
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Attempts to help federal employees may violate ethics rules
After the crowdfunding site GoFundMe announced that hundreds of thousands of dollars had been raised in support of furloughed government employees, concerns were raised over ethics rules.
Federal employees who turn to social media and crowdfunding to raise money “are likely violating ethics rules and could face punishment when the government reopens,” USA Today reported, citing experts.
Cape Hatteras National Seashore on the Outer Banks is among the national parks being vandalized while park staff are on furlough during the partial government shutdown.
The Outer Banks Preservation Association posted an alert about the ongoing damage Thursday on Facebook, warning that the National Park Service could deny the public access if the damage continues.
Examples cited by the post included “human waste outside of the toilet facilities,” torn up National Park Service signs and people driving on restricted beach areas doing “doughnuts in the sand.”
Business Insider reports that passengers at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport were reporting waits of more than an hour at undermanned Transportation Security Administration checkpoints, with some missing flights as a result.
Airport officials advised travelers to arrive three hours ahead of flight departure times in anticipation of delays in clearing security.
Ed Bastian, CEO of Delta Air Lines, estimated that the shutdown would cost the airline $25 million in revenue in January alone, due in part to fewer government employees and contractors flying, CNBC reports.
Delta has also been unable to roll out its new Airbus A220 jets due to the absence of FAA safety inspectors.
Meanwhile Southwest Airlines has been planning to launch new service between the mainland US and Hawaii, but due to the shutdown has not been able to obtain needed certifications from the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), USA Today reports.
Last but not least of all, my concern is missed paychecks. There are too many of them – what if it were you?
QUOTE – NEW LONDON, Conn. (Tribune News Service) — Jimmy Jacot, an electrician at the Coast Guard Academy and one of 800,000 federal employees forced to stay home without pay in a partial government shutdown, pushed a shopping cart Thursday through aisles between tables of food, free for the taking.
The married father of two young children was one of several shoppers at a “pop-up pantry” established in a large entrance of a building at the academy’s New London campus that’s normally the site for Coast Guard band performances.
“This is very helpful,” Jacot said. “It’s nice of them to help out.”
The pantry began with 12 pallets of food and groceries delivered Saturday from We Share Hope, a Rhode Island charitable organization, and unloaded Sunday by volunteers. The Coast Guard may not accept donations or gifts, so the pantry is run by the Chief Petty Officers Association, a not-for-profit organization of senior enlisted personnel, which received permission from the Coast Guard to use Leamy Hall.
The group used its Facebook page to announce to the public it was accepting and distributing food and groceries.
“And before you know it, the outpouring was amazing,” said Craig Breverman, president of the Southeastern Connecticut Chief Petty Officers Association. END OF QUOTE
There you have it, and it is not good at all. I thank my Lord and Savior that I am sitting here in my warm home and have food to eat. I cannot imagine that my ability to pay for those essentials could be impaired if I worked for the government. I think it is time to say, ‘enough is enough – get moving now!’
Please pray for President Trump and our Country to survive the present ‘hell on earth.’ If you think I am exaggerating with this message, I think you are wrong.
If you were a Coast Guard member, and you failed to receive your paycheck for the first time in your life, you would inwardly be frantic, although outwardly, you would continue to be calm and do your job.
But what if you could not pay your mortgage, electric bill, etc.? Seriously, the government needs to take care of business now.
The bottom line is this – the government should not be involved in the personal finances of its employees.
And as long as they carry on their little war with President Trump, they are actually ruining the personal finances of government employees. Ask yourself this, in a cold winter’s storm, could the electric be shut off to one of these government workers?
While the Government Elite sit in their elaborate homes and vacation homes, drive their elite cars, and frequent their fancy restaurants, boozing it up – government workers are standing in airport lines, checking their pockets for change, asking their families for loans, and down on their knees praying they will get paid soon. This is an outrage!