May 7 – 13, 2017

May 7 – 13, 2017

Articles & Editorials:

Main Stories


Donald Trump’s Many, Many, Many, Many Ties to Russia
(Time – originally published 8/2/16, but extremely relevant to what is happening now)

Eric Trump Reportedly Bragged About Access to $100 Million in Russian Money
“We don’t rely on American banks. We have all the funding we need out of Russia.”
(Vanity Fair – 5/8/17)

White House Spokesperson: ‘Time to Move on’ from Russia Probes
(The Hill – 5/9/17)

McConnell Rejects Calls for Special Prosecutor
(Politico – 5/10/17)

With Awkward Timing, Trump Meets Top Russian Official
(New York Times – 5/10/17)

Presence of Russian Photographer in Oval Office Raises Alarms
(Washington Post – 5/10/17)

Sally Yates

Sally Yates Tells Senators She Warned Trump About Michael Flynn
(New York Times – 5/8/17)

Full Transcript: Sally Yates and James Clapper Testify on Russian Election Interference
(Washington Post – 5/8/17)

10 Important Questions Raised by Sally Yates’s Testimony on the ‘Compromised’ Michael Flynn
(Washington Post – 5/9/17)

Michael Flynn

Obama Warned Trump Against Hiring Mike Flynn, Say Officials
(NBC News – 5/8/17)

Senate Intel Panel Subpoenas Flynn for Docs in Russia Probe
(The Hill – 5/10/17)

James Comey

Comey’s Testimony on Huma Abedin Forwarding Emails Was Inaccurate
(Pro-Publica – 5/8/17)

FBI Director James Comey Is Fired by Trump
(New York Times – 5/9/17)

Days Before Firing, Comey Asked for More Resources for Russia Inquiry
(New York Times – 5/10/17)

Deputy AG Rosenstein was on the Verge of Resigning, Upset Over WH Pinning Comey Firing on Him
(ABC News – 5/11/17)

Trump Interview With Lester Holt: President Asked Comey If He Was Under Investigation
(NBC News – 5/11/17) (Partial Transcript: Real Clear Politics)

In a Private Dinner, Trump Demanded Loyalty. Comey Demurred.
(New York Times – 5/11/17)

Other Stories That You Should Know About:

Conflicts of Interest

Donald Trump’s Conflicts of Interests: A Crib Sheet
(The Atlantic – 4/24/17)

Kushner Family Stands to Gain From Visa Rules in Trump’s First Major Law
(New York Times – 5/8/17)

The Kushners Add to Trump’s Growing Conflicts of Interest: the Sister of Trump’s Top Adviser Just Pitched Her White House Connections to Chinese Investors
(Bloomberg – 5/8/17)

Trump In-Laws Promote Thorny Visa-for-Sale Program in China
(Washington Post – 5/8/17)

 Keeping Track of the Basics:


Sean Spicer ‘Spent Several Minutes Hidden in the Bushes’
(MSNBC – 5/10/17)

Trump’s Know-Nothing Tour de Force
(Bloomberg – 5/11/17)

Innocent People Don’t Usually Act the Way Trump is Acting
(MSNBC – 5/10/17)

Clapper’s Remarks Constitute the Third Strike for Trump
(Washington Post – 5/12/17)

Cartoons, Images & Videos

Posted on Facebook by Now This – US Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) on Firing of FBI Director James Comey:

Posted on Facebook by US Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT):

MSNBC Interview with US Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA):

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This Week’s Blog Entry:


It’s Time for an Intervention in Washington DC (Part 3 of 3)

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