Why Are the Media (and Trump) Ignoring the 500,000 American Casualties of Russia’s Cyberattack?!

For days, the media has rightfully focused on Donald Trump’s cowardly refusal to vocally denounce the Russian military attack upon our nation’s 2016 election.  But lost in all of this is the media failing to cover the approximately 500,000 American citizens who are, in essence, casualties of this Russian military operation. If you’re asking “what 500,000 American casualties are we talking about?” you’re not alone. The media coverage surrounding Robert Mueller’s 29-page indictment released Friday all but ignored it. Some media outlets did touch on the subject, but we didn’t see headlines or much discussion on cable news.  In their defense, when the indictment was released on Friday, Trump was visiting the UK and busily undermining our relationship with Great Britain, so that became the media’s priority. In any event, I urge you to read just two pages of the Mueller’s very detailed indictment and not get Continue reading "Why Are the Media (and Trump) Ignoring the 500,000 American Casualties of Russia’s Cyberattack?!"

Putin Dismisses Indictments from Mueller’s Office: ‘Internal Political Games’ of the U.S.

Fox News’ Chris Wallace grilled Vladimir Putin on Monday when he asked the Russian leader about his repeated denial of the idea that his government operatives worked to interfere with America’s 2016 president election. Putin said he wanted Donald Trump to win the presidency during their joint press conference today, but he said at multiple points that the charges of election-meddling are “utterly ridiculous.” To that point, Wallace presented him with the Justice Department’s list of indictments for 12 Russian military intelligence operatives who have been identified as part of the effort to swing the election in Trump’s favor. The conversation eventually moved on with Putin countering accusations from Robert Mueller‘s special counsel, saying “the American court has not discovered any trace of interference whatsoever.” “Why wouldn’t Special Counsel Mueller send us an official request within the framework of this agreement?” Putin asked. “Our investigators will Continue reading "Putin Dismisses Indictments from Mueller’s Office: ‘Internal Political Games’ of the U.S."

FBN’s Cavuto and Attorney Rip ‘Disaster’ Trump-Putin Presser: ‘Collusion Before Our Very Eyes’

On Fox Business Network this afternoon, criminal defense attorney Caroline Polisi was unsparing in her take on the disastrous Trump-Putin summit. She spoke with Neil Cavuto, who earlier trashed President Donald Trump for his stunning performance at the presser. Polisi said, “I think this was an unmitigated disaster. I think we can all agree that this was not a good day in American history.” She said it was like watching the President “being played like a fiddle on the national stage,” saying he’s conflating the accusations of collusion with the general Russian meddling. Cavuto agreed it was an “embarrassment” and even said, “I’m scratching my head and beginning to wonder, ‘Boy, that’s an odd reaction to all of this.’ I’m beginning to wonder why, Mr. President, you reacted this way. And it can make me a little bit quizzical.” Polisi agreed and added, “It looks like Continue reading "FBN’s Cavuto and Attorney Rip ‘Disaster’ Trump-Putin Presser: ‘Collusion Before Our Very Eyes’"

Trump Touts Mueller Poll Numbers ‘Plummeting’ While Watching Fox & Friends: ‘Rigged’ Witch Hunt!

President Trump this morning touted dropping poll numbers for special counsel Robert Mueller after watching Fox & Friends cover it. Yes, the morning show today covered Mueller’s poll numbers, and the President subsequently tweeted about it: The President also took to Twitter this morning to jab at the media again and invoke harsh immigration policy from his predecessor’s administration:

Manafort in Solitary Confinement to Protect Against Violent ‘Street Cred’ Attack, Trump’s Ex-Lawyer Says

Paul Manafort has been put in “solitary confinement” according to John Dowd, his friend and President Donald Trump‘s former lawyer. Trump’s jowly ex-attorney on the Russia investigation told Fox News that after Manafort’s $10 million bail was revoked, he was put “in solitary confinement for his own safety from the general prison population.” “The warden is concerned that someone would violently attack Paul just for street cred,” Dowd added. He also said Manafort’s imprisonment was an “outrageous violation” of his civil liberties. “They make all prisoners return to their cells whenever Paul needs to leave his cell,” Dowd added. Manafort — who served as Trump’s campaign manager in 2016 — was jailed ahead of his trial in September on charges he tried to tamper with two witnesses. He is accused by special counsel Robert Mueller‘s probe of failing to register as a foreign agent, money laundering, Continue reading "Manafort in Solitary Confinement to Protect Against Violent ‘Street Cred’ Attack, Trump’s Ex-Lawyer Says"

FBI Director Christopher Wray Rejects Trump’s Russia ‘Witch Hunt’ Claims in Senate Hearing

FBI Director Christopher Wray testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee alongside Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz about a report on the Bureau’s handling of the Clinton and Trump investigations. Wray was asked about a claim President Donald Trump has been making for months: that special counsel Robert Mueller‘s investigation into the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia is a witch hunt. He recently used the IG report, which found instances of anti-Trump bias by certain FBI agents, completely discredits the Mueller probe. Sen. Patrick Leahy (R-VT) asked Wray about Trump’s claims that the Mueller probe has been “totally discredited” by the IG report, a claim the president’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani echoed on cable news. “The Special Counsel investigation has already resulted in an indictment of 20 individuals and three Russian companies,” Leahy continued. “Do you have any reason to believe that this investigation has been discredited?” “Senator, as Continue reading "FBI Director Christopher Wray Rejects Trump’s Russia ‘Witch Hunt’ Claims in Senate Hearing"

Rudy Giuliani: Trump Will Not Issue Any Pardons in Mueller Investigation

On State of the Union on Sunday, host Jake Tapper asked Trump attorney and former Mayor Rudy Giuliani whether President Trump would pardon Paul Manafort, who was sent to jail after his bail was revoked on pending charges. Tapper asked Giuiliani directly about it. “If Manfort is convicted, will President Trump pardon him?” Giuliani responded equally directly, and covered more ground than just Manafort. “The President is not going to issue any pardons in this investigation, he said. He did, however, point out that once the investigation is complete and all charges have been settled, the President still has the power to take action. “When it’s over? Hey, he’s the President of the United States,” said Giuliani. “He retains his pardon power.” The former New York City Mayor told Tapper that pardons, as well as firings, would “just cloud what is becoming a very clear picture of Continue reading "Rudy Giuliani: Trump Will Not Issue Any Pardons in Mueller Investigation"