Category Archives: 2016 presidential campaign

Manafort’s Money

Manafort's Money

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President Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort was convicted on eight charges of bank and tax fraud. The judge ruled a mistrial on 10 other charges. The conviction isn’t related to Robert Mueller’s collusion investigation.

But maybe it was related to Manafort’s taste for the the finer things in life. He once spent $15,000 on an ostrich jacket. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. Except that he lied to banks for loans and didn’t pay taxes on $16 million.

Vox follows Manafort’s money here.

Strzok Strikes Out

Strzok Strikes Out

Peter Strzok was the lead FBI investigator of both the Hillary Clinton email caper and Russian 2016 election meddling. His own text messages showed his bias in favor of Clinton and against Trump. He claimed he could smell Trump supporters at Walmart. But he insisted he was too professional to allow his opinions to affect his work.

Strzok Strikes Out

Deputy Director David Bowdich wasn’t buying it . He fired Strzok on Monday. So Strzok responded with a link to a GoFundMe account. By Tuesday it was worth $325,000.

Here’s a Washington Post story about the Steele dossier funded by the DNC and Clinton campaign .



FISA Court Uncovered

FISA court uncovered

In a Saturday document dump the FBI released 400 pages of its FISA court application seeking permission to spy on Carter Page. And it turns out the application was based on the Steele dossier.

FISA Court Uncovered

That’s the “salacious and unverified” dossier Comey testified about to Congress. It’s purpose was to dig dirt on Trump. It was paid for by the Hillary Clinton campaign.



Trump Apostrophe

trump apostropheWhat could have caused Trump to side with Putin against his own Intel director? President Trump claimed the U.S./Russian relationship changed for the better during a two hour closed door meeting without notes. And he denied Russia meddled in the 2016 election.

That set off a national freak out making “Our Democracy” look unhinged.

Score one for Putin.

Former CIA Director Brennan called Trump treasonous. George Will called him an “embarrassing wreck of a man.” Calmer voices said his remarks were worse than Kristallnacht and Pearl Harbor.

Trump Apostrophe

So, within a day, on the 100th anniversary of the murder of Tsar Nicholas and his family, the president caved. He misspoke. He meant to say, “I don’t see any reason why it wouldn’t be Russia,” rather than “why it would be Russia.”

For the want of an apostrophe…

Never Trump Republicans

never trump republicans

I can see why the Democrat Resistance is freaking out. But what is it with the Never Trump Republicans? Trump’s giving them everything they want. Except his resignation.