June 4 – 10, 2017

 


Articles & Editorials:


Main Stories


Robert Mueller


Special Counsel Mueller Puts an Expert in the Mafia and Fraud at the Heart of His Investigation
(Daily KOS – 6/6/17)

‘Brilliant’ Criminal Law Expert Joins Mueller’s Team on Russia Probe
(Chicago Tribune – 6/9/17)


Leaks


Federal Government Contractor in Georgia Charged With Removing and Mailing Classified Materials to a News Outlet
(Department of Justice – 6/5/17)

NSA leak suspect Reality Winner allegedly bragged in jail calls she would ‘play that card’ of being ‘pretty, white and cute’
(Business Insider – 6/9/17)


Former FBI Director James Comey


Comey Told Sessions: Don’t Leave Me Alone With Trump
(New York Times – 6/6/17)

Comey Accuses White House Of ‘Lies, Plain And Simple’ About His Firing
(National Public Radio – 6/8/17)

“I can definitively say the President is not a liar.”

– White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders
   June 8 Press Conference (The Hill – 6/8/17)

Full Transcript and Video: James Comey’s Testimony on Capitol Hill
(New York Times – 6/8/17)

7 Takeaways from Comey’s Extraordinary Testimony About What Trump Told Him to Do
(Washington Post – 6/8/17)

Ryan Defends Trump: President is New at This
(CNN – 6/8/17)

The Five Lines of Defense Against Comey — and Why They Failed
(The Atlantic – 6/8/17)

And while everyone was paying attention to the Comey hearing, remember what resulted from bank deregulation by the end of the George W. Bush years?

House Passes Sweeping Legislation to Roll Back Banking Rules
(Washington Post – 6/9/17)


Counter–Punching


 Trump Sees Comey’s Testimony as ‘Complete Vindication’ — and His Fans Agree
(Washington Post – 6/10/17)

President Trump’s Lawyer’s Statement on Comey Hearing
(CNN – 6/8/17)

Calling Comey a Liar, Trump Says He Will Testify Under Oath
(New York Times – 6/9/17)

See May 18 blog entry:
“Why Donald Trump Will Be Impeached and May Go To Prison”

Trump: I’m Willing to Testify Under Oath About Comey Claims
(CNN – 6/9/17)


Other Stories That You Should Know About:


Testimony Before Congress by Daniel Coats (Director of National Intelligence) and Mike Rogers (NSA Director)


Top Intelligence Official Told Associates Trump Asked Him if He Could Intervene with Comey on FBI Russia Probe
(Washington Post – 6/6/17)

Coats and Rogers Refuse to Say if Trump Asked Them to Sway Russia Probe
(Politico – 6/7/17)

Transcript of Testimony by Coats and Rogers
(CNN – 6/7/17)


Testimony from Attorney General Jeff Sessions Coming Up


Sessions Says he Plans to Testify Before Senate Intelligence Panel
(CNN – 6/10/17)


Trump Supporters


It’s Time to Bust the Myth: Most Trump Voters Were not Working Class
(Washington Post – 6/5/17)


Business Dealings


How Donald Trump Shifted Kids-Cancer Charity Money Into His Business
(Forbes – 6/6/17)

Eric Trump’s Cancer Charity Event was Billed by Trump for Use of Golf Course
(CBS News – 6/7/17)

Democrats to Sue Trump Over Conflicts of Interest
(Politico – 6/7/17)


International Relations


Foreign Relations Chairman Stunned by Trump’s Qatar Tweets
(The Hill – 6/6/17)

Russian fighter Intercepts U.S. Bomber Over Baltic Sea
(Reuters – 6/6/17)

Nikki Haley Warns US May Pull Out of UN Human Rights Council Over ‘Anti-Israel Bias’
(The Independent UK – 6/6/17)

North Korea Slams Trump’s Decision to Pull out of Paris Accord as ‘the Height of Egotism’
(Washington Post – 6/7/17)

North Korea’s Antiship Missile Test Aims to Show It Can Repel Assault
(New York Times – 6/8/17)


Impeachment


Former US Intelligence Chief: Watergate Pales in Comparison to Russia Probe
(CNN – 6/7/17)


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ACT for America Stages Marches Against ‘Sharia Law’ Nationwide, Arrests Made
(NBC News – 6/10/17)


 Keeping Track of the Basics:


Editorials


 Donald Trump is a Profoundly Incompetent President
(Chicago Tribune – 6/7/17)

Reality Winner isn’t a Whistleblower — or a Victim of Trump’s War on Leaks
(Washington Post – 6/8/17)

Russia’s Attempt to Hack US Election Officials, Explained
(Vox – 6/6/17)

Trump has Mastered the Art of Seeming Like He’s Telling the Truth
(Washington Post – 6/9/17)


 

Cartoons, Images & Videos


Comedian John Mulvaney on Stephen Colbert’s show:


This Week’s Blog Entry:

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What You Don’t Need to Know: Understanding Intelligence and Law Enforcement Regarding Trump


Events & Actions


Resources & Organizations


 

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