New allegations of fraud, infidelity and corruption against Trump

President Trump’s former lawyer Michal Cohen is releasing a tell-all book claiming new allegations of fraud, infidelity and corruption against the president. Weijia Jiang reports.

“In some ways, I knew him better than even his family did because I bore witness to the real man, in strip clubs, shady business meetings, and in the unguarded moments when he revealed who he really was: a cheat, a liar, a fraud, a bully, a racist, a predator, a con man,” Cohen wrote in the 3,700-word release.



MICHAEL COHEN UPDATE

In an important ruling that recognizes the unlawful incarceration of Michael Cohen, U.S. District Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein of the Southern District of New York ordered he be released from prison no later than 2 pm on July 24th. This is not only a victory for Michael but a victory for the constitutional rights of Americans across the country. The ruling recognizes the individual freedom of the right to free speech, even to those who have been incarcerated. 

The unlawful imprisonment was declared to be a retaliatory strategy to silence and intimidate Michael Cohen for exercising his right to speak freely about his past engagements and experience as the former personal attorney to the President of The United States. 

U.S. DISTRICT JUDGE ALVIN HELLERSTEIN

I’ve never seen such a clause, in 21 years of being a judge, sentencing people and looking at terms and conditions of supervised release, I’ve never seen such a clause

High Jacking a Movement

For those of you who follow the news, you may have heard about some recent protests. Though many of these were sparked by the death of George Floyd, it became something different in a short period of time. As the world watched in anticipation of social justice, the real masterminds went to work. Timing is everything.

Throughout history nearly every major protest has been successfully hijacked. In some cases it can be done in a subtle way. The government and media has played roles in the past of “creating the narrative” and controlling the protest. When you control the message, you control what the population sees and hears. This diminishes or re-directs the original message. The new message is intended to suit the needs of particular groups.

Other forms of hijacking are far more dangerous and some quite profitable. This latest round of civil unrest has been seized upon by the best vulchers money can buy. All of the pros came out for this one. They knew it was big and the time was now. As with many others, the hijacking was a success.

As I watched the original protests form around the death of George Floyd, I was amazed at how quickly the machine began to churn. As with many brutal deaths in the past, civil unrest and civilian protests generally follow. This was different. The outrage was too large to ignore and the crowd began to solidify. When 50% of the crowd was suburban white people, the media began to follow. This is a sad fact.

Almost instantly the movement was branded as black lives matter. This was originally a concept for the movement, not a brand or a label. That was short lived. The formal business corporation titled Black Lives Matter Global Movement, quickly attached themselves to the cause. I don’t know how much they generated “towards the cause” but this is a fact. Another “company” with a similar name, called Black Lives Matter Foundation accidentally generated over four million dollars within the first week. Employees from companies including Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Dropbox also raised over $4 million for the group. There is a lot of money in social unrest.

Worth mentioning: Susan Rosenberg has served as vice chair of the board of directors for Thousand Currents, an organization that provides fundraising and fiscal sponsorship for the Black Lives Matter Global Movement. She was an active member of revolutionary left-wing movements whose illegal activities included bombing U.S. government buildings and committing armed robberies.

Other attempts to disrupt the message were also quite successful.

One example: Three men with ties to the U.S. military and alleged to be members of an extreme white supremacist group face multiple terrorism conspiracy charges of planning to wreak havoc at protests in Las Vegas over George Floyd’s death. Federal prosecutors say the men belong to the far-right “Boogaloo” movement. The goal is to create civil unrest and provoke heavy military response to civilian disruption.

This allows their agenda to begin. How serious are they? Earlier this month, Steven Carrillo, 32, an active-duty Air Force sergeant connected to the Boogaloo movement was arrested in the May 29 fatal shooting of a federal security officer outside a U.S. courthouse in Oakland, California. He is also charged in the subsequent ambush slaying of a California sheriff’s deputy that also injured four other officers.

These groups are not alone. The mysterious person known as “Umbrella Man” — who smashed the windows of a Minneapolis auto parts store in May during the outset of George Floyd protests — has been identified as a suspected member of the Hell’s Angels who sought to stir violence and racial tensions amid the unrest. The timing was perfect. An arson investigator with the Minneapolis police wrote in the affidavit that the man’s actions on May 27 “created an atmosphere of hostility and tension” that helped inflame what had been relatively peaceful protests up to that point.

The business he vandalized was burned to the ground later the same day along with the city’s 3rd Precinct building.

The news footage simply displayed chaos, looting and arson around a civil rights protest. Of course the general public assumes it is the crazed animals that are demanding the end of police brutality. Another successful hijacking.

At least two people died in the subsequent riots, which eventually spread as far as north Minneapolis and South St. Paul, and caused roughly $500 million in damage.

The concept of outside “provocateurs” is nothing new. In the past it was more common to be associated with law enforcement. As many might recall, incidents such as the NoDAPL movement was infiltrated by law enforcement to provoke a peaceful protest to becoming violent, or at least appear as such. This tactic is commonly used to tarnish the visual perception of the group protesting and in the case of Standing Rock, it was used to authorize the use of force. “Look at the bad people we are protecting you from.”

Fact. The only weapon recovered from Standing Rock was a pistol provided by an FBI informant. #freeredfawn

So remember, the next time you see a protest, do the research to find the true message. It might be worth listening to. Also remember, the next time you are attending a protest, be sure to know the person next to you. Your freedom might depend on it.

The Fix is In – The New Teflon Don Steps Up

OK, if you have been following the news, there is a lot going on. During the time of a major pandemic and the peak of social unrest, the Teflon Don pulls a move straight out of a Hollywood script. When there are many distractions, a Friday night firing of the prosecutor investigating you is all you need to know.

Might be a matter of life or death for him. If you think that statement is overblown, apparently you’re not seeing what is clear.

Let me clarify something first. This site was created on the premise that if Donald Trump does not become a president of a second term, he will likely face prison. Full Stop.

He already has several associates that are in prison, have gone to prison or potentially headed there based on the acts directed by Donald Trump. These are the facts. In Federal terms they call it a conspiracy and use terms like co-defendant.

At this time, the appointed Atty. general does not believe that a sitting president can be held liable for criminal activity.

If the president can remain seated for another four years, all statue of limitations would expire for the majority of his crimes.

This is because they are out of the southern district of New York. If he does not win re-election, he faces the possibility of these investigations coming to light.

As we have reported on number of occasions there are many investigations pending. Most of which are in the Southern district of New York. This office has already brought several convictions and other indictments directly related to the Trump campaign. It is widely known that this office also has pending investigations into personal Trump affairs such as taxes, nonprofit organizations and other family related businesses.

Who is President Donald Trump’s favored replacement – current SEC Chairman Jay Clayton, whose resume is absent any previous experience as a prosecutor, at all. For an office known for convicting REAL gangsters and international crimes.

If you care about facts, a longer version is written below. I know the attention span and allocated time is precious. These facts are not a matter of life or death for all of us. Just some.


Lawmakers on Sunday continued to raise questions about the sudden removal of the prosecutor who oversaw the prosecution of Trump’s former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, and who also is managing investigations of the president’s current lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, along with two of Giuliani’s former business associates.

“You really have to question this Friday night attempted massacre – now completed one,” House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., told NBC’s Meet the Press.

Schiff pointed to Berman’s initial refusal to resign in which the prosecutor referenced ongoing investigations within his office and his desire to advance them “without delay or interruption.”

“Berman clearly had a concern for why he was being pushed out,” Schiff said.

Separately, Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., the vice-chairman of the Intelligence Committee, told CBS’s “Face the Nation” that the Justice Department, under Barr’s leadership, has “repeatedly” intervened in politically-sensitive cases.

How rigged is it?

Earlier this year, the attorney general overruled prosecutors to recommend a lighter prison sentence for Trump adviser Roger Stone. More recently, he has become embroiled in an effort to abandon the prosecution of former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn.

In both cases, the attorney general’s action drew a hail of criticism and sharp rebukes from a court-appointed arbiter in the Flynn case who called the Justice Department action a “gross abuse” of power.

Justice Department showed ‘gross abuse of prosecutorial power’ in Michael Flynn case, court-appointed arbiter says.

“So, there seems to be a pattern from this administration that the president and his henchman, Mr. Barr, are willing to get rid of anyone that’s investigating people that get close to Donald Trump,” Warner said

In a Saturday letter informing Berman of his dismissal, Barr rejected the prosecutor’s suggestion that ongoing cases might be thwarted by the action.

Graham, whose committee would weigh the confirmation of a nominee to replace Berman, said that he knew Clayton and “believe him to be a fine man and accomplished lawyer.”

Both Sens. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., have called on Clayton to remove his name from consideration.

“I will not be complicit in helping President Trump and Attorney General Barr fire a U.S. attorney who is reportedly investigating corruption in this administration,” Gillibrand said.

Senate Minority Leader Schumer has called on Justice’s inspector general to review the action.

Trump, meanwhile, sidestepped on Saturday.

“I’m not involved,” Trump told reporters before departing for a campaign rally in Oklahoma.

 

Tulsa Mayor Declares Civil Emergency

Tulsa mayor declares civil emergency ahead of Trump rally, stragglers face arrest.

Tulsa mayor declares civil emergency ahead of Trump rally, stragglers face arrest.

Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum, a Republican, declared a civil emergency Thursday and announced a curfew near the arena where Trump plans to hold a campaign rally on Saturday.

Bynum cited recent “civil unrest,” expected “crowds in excess of 100,000” in the vicinity of the rally and opposition protests in his decision to place a federal exclusion zone for a six-block radius near the arena.

“I have received information from the Tulsa Police Department and other law enforcement agencies that shows that individuals from organized groups who have been involved in destructive and violent behavior in other States are planning to travel to the city of Tulsa for purposes of causing unrest in and around the rally,” Bynum wrote in the executive order.

According to the Trump campaign, more than 1,000,000 people have registered online for the first-come-first-serve rally, which has a capacity of just under 20,000. Those supporters were required to sign a waiver releasing the Trump campaign from responsibility for possible exposure to the coronavirus.

Why is Tulsa a Hotbed? Bad History.

PICTURED – The Tulsa race massacre, or the Black Wall Street Massacre

The massacre began over Memorial Day weekend after 19-year-old Dick Rowland, a black shoeshiner, was accused of assaulting Sarah Page, the 17-year-old white elevator operator of the nearby Drexel Building. He was taken into custody.

A subsequent gathering of angry local whites outside the courthouse where Rowland was being held, and the spread of rumors he had been lynched, alarmed the local black population, some of whom arrived at the courthouse armed.

Shots were fired and 12 people were killed: 10 white and 2 black. As news of these deaths spread throughout the city, mob violence exploded.

White rioters rampaged through the black neighborhood that night and morning killing men and burning and looting stores and homes, and only around noon the next day Oklahoma National Guard troops managed to get control of the situation by declaring martial law.

About 10,000 black people were left homeless, and property damage amounted to more than $1.5 million in real estate and $750,000 in personal property (equivalent to $32.25 million in 2019). Their property was never recovered nor were they compensated for it.

Supreme Court blocks Trump from ending DACA

Washington -The Supreme Court on Thursday blocked the Trump administration’s attempt to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, an Obama-era program that protects hundreds of thousands of immigrants brought to the US as children from deportation.

The 5-4 ruling was written by Chief Justice John Roberts and joined by Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Elena Kagan, Stephen Breyer and Sonia Sotomayor.

In penning the opinion, Roberts once again sided with the liberals on the bench in a momentous dispute that will infuriate judicial conservatives who are still bitter that he once provided the deciding vote to uphold Obamacare.

The opinion is the second time in a week when the Supreme Court — bolstered with two of President Donald Trump’s nominees — has ruled against the Trump administration. Monday, the court said LGBTQ Americans are protected under the Civil Rights Act.

The ruling emphasizes that the administration failed to provide an adequate reason to justify ending the DACA program.

“We do not decide whether DACA or its rescission are sound policies,” Roberts wrote in the majority opinion. “‘The wisdom’ of those decisions ‘is none of our concern.’ We address only whether the agency complied with the procedural requirement that it provide a reasoned explanation for its action.”

It is a blow to the Trump administration, as immigration reform has been a lynchpin of Trump’s agenda. It means that for now, participants in the program can continue to renew membership in the program that offers them work authorization and temporary protection from deportation.

However, the Trump administration could move, again, to try to rescind the program, but this time the administration will have to provide a better explanation grounded in policy for its reason for termination.

This story is breaking and will be updated.

Trump “A great Day” for murdered George Floyd

Many of us say things that we would like to take back. It’s nature. When you are a leader of the free world, words matter.

Donald Trump calls fall in unemployment a ‘great day’ for murdered George Floyd.



The president said he hoped Floyd, an unarmed black man who was killed by police in Minneapolis last week, would be looking down from heaven and approve of the job he is doing on the economy.

“Hopefully George is looking down right now and saying, ‘This is a great thing that’s happening for our country,’” Trump said.

“This is a great day for him. It’s a great day for everybody.”

But according to data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics on Friday morning, the unemployment rate for black Americans actually increased slightly, from 16.7 percent to 16.8 percent. Unemployment for Asian-Americans jumped from 14.5 percent to 15 percent. Overall, the number of permanent job losers — those who have not been on temporary layoffs — continued to rise, increasing by 295,000 in May to 2.3 million.

Pressed by a reporter about how the jobs report could be considered a “victory” for black Americans or Asian-Americans, or what his plan is to address systemic racism among U.S. police, the president again pointed to the reduction in unemployment.

“What’s happening in our country, and what’s been happening, is the greatest thing for race relations, for the African-American community, for the Asian-American, for the Hispanic-American community, for women, for everything,” Trump said. “Because our country is so strong, and that’s what my plan is.”

He talked at length about how surprising the job numbers were to economists and to business-show anchors. Although Friday’s figures were unexpected, there were no suggestions they were inaccurate.

Earlier in his remarks, Trump made a passing reference to the nationwide protests against police violence triggered by Floyd’s death, claiming his call to use the National Guard to quell the unrest in places like Washington, D.C., and Minneapolis had worked.

“We want to get all of this finished,” the president said.

Words matter, so do the facts.

2 Ex-Cops in Floyd’s Death Were Rookies

One of the officers had been on the job four days. One was on his third shift ever. And Derek Chauvin, who pressed his knee into George Floyd’s neck for nearly nine minutes, was the field training officer for one of them.

Chauvin, J. Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao were responding to a call about a $20 counterfeit bill on May 25 when they detained Floyd, who died while in custody.

The four officers were fired and are now facing charges in Floyd’s death.

Here’s what we know about their role in Floyd’s arrest as well as their lives before and while they were on the force, based on their personnel files.

Derek Chauvin

What he did: Derek Chauvin, 44, pressed his knee into George Floyd’s neck while Floyd was lying on the street.
The charges: Chauvin was charged on Wednesday with a new, more serious count of second-degree murder. He had previously been charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.
The second-degree murder charge says he killed Floyd “without intent” in the course of committing assault in the third degree, according to an amended complaint.
Chauvin was arrested last week and is being held at a Minnesota Department of Corrections facility in Oak Park. His bail was increased to $1 million Wednesday, court documents show.
Background: Chauvin was a police officer with the Minneapolis Police Department for nearly 19 years.
He was the subject of at least 18 prior complaints and only two were “closed with discipline,” according to a department internal affairs public summary.
The heavily redacted personnel files released by police only detail a 2007 complaint from a woman alleging that Chauvin had pulled her from her car, searched her and placed her in the back of a squad car for going 10 miles an hour over the speed limit.
An investigator found that Chauvin “did not have to remove complainant from car” and that he could have interviewed her outside the vehicle. The report noted that there was no audio of the incident and the dash came in Chauvin’s car was turned off.
Chauvin admitted that he did not check to see if the dash cam in his cruiser at the start of his shift and left a microphone in the squad car during the traffic stop, the report says. He received a letter of reprimand and a notice of suspension for the incident, the documents show.
His files also include recommendations that he be given the department’s medal of valor for his actions in two incidents. One involved shooting a man who pointed a shotgun at officers and another involved shooting a man suspected of a violent domestic assault, according to the personnel file.
When Chauvin applied for a job with the police department, he said he served in the US Army as a member of the military police and had worked as a custom protection officer for security services company. The files note Chauvin worked for McDonald’s and another restaurant in the mid-1990’s.
Chauvin was initially hired as a community service officer in January 2001 and served for about eight months before he was promoted to police officer, the personnel files show.

J. Alexander Kueng

The charges: Kueng was charged Wednesday with aiding and abetting second-degree murder and aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter.
He was arrested Wednesday and is being held on $1 million bail, county jail records show.
His background:
Kueng was hired as a police officer with the Minneapolis Police Department in December. He joined the department as a cadet in February 2019.
He had no prior complaints. When Floyd’s death took place, it was Kueng’s third shift as a police officer, said Thomas Plunkett, his attorney. Chauvin was Kueng’s training officer, according to Plunkett.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of Minnesota, his personnel file says.
In his job application, Kueng said he worked as an asset protection detective for Macy’s from 2014 to 2017 and in a temporary job with Target. He listed that he can speak, read and write Russian.

Thomas Lane

What he did: Thomas Lane, 37, helped restrain George Floyd, along with Derek Chauvin and J. Alexander Kueng.
The charges: Lane was charged Wednesday with aiding and abetting second-degree murder and aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter.
Lane was arrested Wednesday and is being held on $1 million bail, county jail records show.
His background:
He joined the police department as a cadet in February 2019. He didn’t have a history of complaints. Lane had been on the police force for four days when Floyd died, according to his attorney Earl Gray. Lane was “doing everything he thought he was supposed to do as a four-day police officer,” Gray said.
After earning a bachelor’s degree in criminology from the University of Minnesota in 2016, Lane worked as a juvenile corrections officer for Hennepin County and as an assistant probation officer.
He previously worked as a server and bartender at different restaurants and was a sales associate at Home Depot, according to his police job application. Under volunteer experience, Lane listed that he helps Somali youth in the Cedar Riverside neighborhood with their homework and tutors them in science and math activities.

Tou Thao

What he did: Tou Thao, 34, stood near the other officers as they restrained George Floyd.
The charges: Thao was charged Wednesday with aiding and abetting second-degree murder and aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter.
Thao, along with Kueng and Lane, was taken into custody Wednesday and is being held on $1 million bail, county jail records show.
His background: Thao had been a police officer with the Minneapolis Police Department since 2012.
He had six complaints filed with internal affairs, one of which was still open, according to a Minneapolis Police Department internal affairs public summary. The other five were closed without discipline.
Before becoming a police officer, Thao worked as a security guard, a stocker at a grocery store and a trainer at McDonalds. He attended the North Hennepin Community College and was pursuing an associate degree in law enforcement but didn’t graduate, his personnel file shows.
Thao listed that he can speak Hmong. Minnesota has a large Hmong population.

Going Down

Thousands have taken to the streets across the country this week in response to the death of Floyd, a 46-year-old black man who died Monday after a Minneapolis police officer pinned him by the neck with his knee for more than seven minutes.

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“No Closing” When 2nd Wave Hits

President Donald Trump on Thursday said “we are not closing our country” if the U.S. is hit by a second wave of coronavirus infections.

“People say that’s a very distinct possibility, it’s standard,” Trump said when asked about a second wave during a tour of a Ford factory in Michigan.

“We are going to put out the fires. We’re not going to close the country,” Trump said. “We can put out the fires. Whether it is an ember or a flame, we are going to put it out. But we are not closing our country.”

Trump has previously said there may be “embers” of the pandemic that persist in the U.S. past the summer, but he maintains that they will be stamped out. Health experts, including those in the Trump administration, have said that the virus will likely continue to spread through the fall and winter, and may become even more difficult to combat once flu season begins.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and a member of the White House coronavirus task force, told The Washington Post this week that he has “no doubt” there will be new waves of cases.

“The virus is not going to disappear,” he told Post. “It’s a highly transmissible virus. At any given time, it’s some place or another. As long as that’s the case, there’s a risk of resurgence.”

State leaders, not the federal government, have imposed harsh restrictions on residents and businesses to try to slow the spread of the disease. But with the U.S. economy straining under the social distancing rules, Trump has loudly called on the country to begin the reopening process.

All 50 states have now begun some level of reopening – including New York, the epicenter of the crisis in the U.S. – even as cases continue to rise in some parts of the country.

Trump did not wear a mask while touring Ford Motor Co.’s Rawsonville Components Plant in Ypsilanti, despite a state law and company policy requiring facial coverings there. The plant is currently making ventilators in response to the Covid-19 pandemic in the United States.

The outbreak, which began near the Chinese city of Wuhan, has spread around the globe, with more than 5 million cases confirmed worldwide and over 328,471 deaths, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.

There are at least 1.5 million cases and at least 93,439 deaths from the disease in the United States, according to the latest tallies from Johns Hopkins.

Trump is determined to revive the economy as he tries to convince voters to give him four more years in the White House. More than 38 million U.S. workers have filed unemployment claims in the past nine weeks as businesses shuttered amid the pandemic.

But markets have experienced a booming rally this week, amid optimistic news about vaccine development and a growing sense from some public figures that the country has turned a corner in its fight against Covid-19.

Live- Trump COVID-19 Whistleblower Testifies

FIRED SCIENTIST WARNS OF ‘DARKEST WINTER IN MODERN HISTORY’: Dr. Rick Bright says Pres. Trump had him fired from leading the quest for a vaccine as political payback for questioning Trump’s unfounded claims about hydroxychloroquine. Dr. Bright says he tried to warn the administration of the deadly threat of COVID-19 in January, but his concerns were dismissed. He’s testifying before Congress now, warning that the U.S. will face ‘unprecedented illness and fatalities’ without more aggressive, nationwide action.