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  • One of Mexico's most active volcanoes roars to life with two spectacular eruptions

    12/16/2018 9:55:06 PM PST · by Paul R. · 71 replies
    Global News (You Tube) ^ | 12/16/2018 | Global News
    Mexico's Popocatepetl volcano lit up the sky with a large flash from an eruption on Saturday night. The volcano spewed ash and smoke into the night sky. On Sunday morning eruption, a second eruption followed.
  • POWELL: New Facts Indicate Mueller Destroyed Evidence, Obstructed Justice

    12/16/2018 4:18:32 PM PST · by Stars&StripesNE · 110 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12/16/18 | Sidney Powell
    The Supreme Court held long ago in Brady v. Maryland that the Constitution requires the prosecution, which holds all the cards in a criminal case, to give the defense all evidence favorable to the defendant, whether it impeaches a witness, mitigates punishment or shows his innocence. Indeed, the burden is on prosecutors to find anything in the possession of the government that is favorable to the defense. From the minute Judge Emmet G. Sullivan received the case against Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, which will be decided on Tuesday, he ordered Mueller to provide the defense with all Brady material Last...
  • Giuliani on whether Trump will sit down with Mueller: 'Good luck -- over my dead body'

    12/16/2018 11:52:45 AM PST · by springwater13 · 42 replies
    Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani told "Fox News Sunday" that President Trump will sit down one-on-one with Special Counsel Robert Mueller "over my dead body" amid bombshell new revelations in the false statements case against ex-National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, whom Giuliani said was "railroaded" and "framed." In a spirited back-and-forth with host Chris Wallace, Giuliani also reiterated his claim that Trump initially "didn't know about" the hush-money payments made to two women by former Trump attorney Michael Cohen that prosecutors have alleged constituted campaign finance violations. Giuliani said Trump eventually found out about the payments and reimbursed Cohen, adding that...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 16 December 2018

    12/16/2018 4:51:02 AM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 86 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 16 December 2018 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows December 16th, 2018 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Former Republican Mayor of New York City and President Trump’s Attorney Rudy Giuliani; Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and co-founder of Microsoft Corp. The panel will be Brit Hume, Juan Williams, Julie Pace of The Associated Press and Marc Short of the University of Virginia Miller Center of Public Affairs and former White House director of legislative affairs in the Trump Administration.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y.; Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo.; Rep....
  • BREAKING NEWS: Texas Judge has struck down Affordable Care Act, declared unconstituional

    12/14/2018 5:14:51 PM PST · by springwater13 · 238 replies
    U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor agreed with 19 States to declare the Affordable Care Act, (aka Obamacare) Unconstitutional because Congress revoked the tax penalty last year.
  • The Weekly Standard, a conservative magazine critical of Trump, to shutter after 23 years

    12/14/2018 11:23:49 AM PST · by libstripper · 91 replies
    CNN ^ | Dec. 24, 2018 | Olivder Darcy
    New York (CNN Business)The Weekly Standard, the magazine that espouses traditional conservatism and which has remained deeply critical of President Donald Trump, will shutter after 23 years, its owner Clarity Media Group announced Friday morning. The magazine will publish its final issue on December 17. * * * Employees were told at an all staff meeting, which CNN obtained an audio recording of, that they would be paid through the end of the year, and that afterward they would receive severance which would range in scale depending on factors like seniority. To receive severance, however, employees would need to sign...
  • Mick Mulvaney to replace John Kelly as 'acting' chief of staff, Trump says

    12/14/2018 2:44:17 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 64 replies
    Fox News ^ | Alex Pappas
    President Trump on Friday named White House budget director Mick Mulvaney as his new “acting” chief of staff, saying the former South Carolina Republican congressman will replace John Kelly as his top aide. “I am pleased to announce that Mick Mulvaney, Director of the Office of Management & Budget, will be named Acting White House Chief of Staff, replacing General John Kelly, who has served our Country with distinction,” Trump tweeted. “Mick has done an outstanding job while in the Administration. I look forward to working with him in this new capacity as we continue to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!”...
  • Mueller releases Flynn files showing FBI doubts over ‘lying,’ tensions over interview

    12/14/2018 2:14:22 PM PST · by ghannonf18 · 60 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | 14 DEC 2018 | Alex Pappas | Fox News
    Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team on Friday released key documents relating to the FBI’s questioning of former national security adviser Michael Flynn, confirming agents did not believe at the time Flynn intentionally lied to them -- though he was later charged with making false statements in that interview. The documents also reveal that the decision to interview Flynn in early 2017 about contacts with the Russian ambassador was controversial within the Justice Department. One FBI document said then-Acting Attorney General Sally Yates “was not happy” when then-FBI Director James Comey informed her that the FBI planned to talk to Flynn....
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  • The DOJ Inspector General Found 19,000 'Lost' Strzok and Page Texts

    12/13/2018 9:51:34 AM PST · by rktman · 87 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 12/13/2018 | Katie Pavlich
    "In view of the content of many of the text messages between Strzok and Page, the OIG also asked the Special Counsel's Office to provide the OIG the DOJ issues iPhones that had been assigned to Strzok and Page during their respective assignments to the SCO." After a number of steps by the OIG, "was the recovery of thousands of text messages within the period of the missing text messages, December 15, 2016 through May 17, 2017, as well as hundreds of other text messages outside the gap period that had not been produced by the FBI due to technical...
  • Huber won’t testify before House panel on Clinton probe

    12/12/2018 4:22:43 PM PST · by lodi90 · 156 replies
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 12/12/2018 | Thomas Burr
    U.S. Attorney for Utah John Huber won't testify Thursday before the House Oversight subcommittee as its chairman had announced previously. Huber had been assigned by then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions to investigate several controversies Republicans have raised about Hillary Clinton and the Clinton Foundation, many of them stoked by right-wing activists who believe she should be prosecuted. Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., chairman of the Oversight’s subcommittee on government operations, had hoped Huber would provide an update on his probe. “Mr. Huber with the Department of Justice and FBI has been having an investigation — at least part of his task was...
  • May survives confidence vote

    12/12/2018 1:05:42 PM PST · by Simon Green · 57 replies
    Sky News ^ | 12/12/18
    Theresa May keeps her leadership as she survives vote of confidence. Total number of yes and no votes Yes votes: 200 No votes: 117 Majority: 83
  • Michael Cohen Gets 3 Years....

    12/12/2018 9:20:13 AM PST · by Trump_the_Evil_Left · 95 replies
    NBC News ^ | 12/12/18 | By Tom Winter, Hannah Rappleye, Jonathan Dienst and Minyvonne Burke
    An emotional Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former lawyer and fixer, was sentenced Wednesday to 3 years after pleading guilty to nine federal charges stemming from his failure to report millions of dollars in income making secret payments to women who claimed they had affairs with Trump. One of the charges Cohen pleaded guilty to included a separate charge, stemming from Robert Mueller's probe into Tump's potential collusion with Russia, that he lied to Congress about his dealings with a proposed Trump Tower in Moscow.
  • END OF MACRON: French president faces NO CONFIDENCE vote TOMORROW - France in chaos

    12/12/2018 7:17:26 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 147 replies
    Express, UK ^ | December 12, 2018 | Rebecca Perring
    EMMANUEL Macron's government faces a vote of no confidence in parliament on Thursday amid nationwide anger at the French president which has seen violent riots across the country. Mr Macron's leadership is hanging by a thread after the Yellow Vest protests posed the most formidable challenge yet to his presidency. Leftist MEPs said Thursday's vote is the result of 18 months of fiscal injustice and called on the French president to "radically change direction". The Paris protests which erupted on November 17, were focused on denouncing a squeeze on household spending brought about by Mr Macron's taxes on diesel, which...
  • LIVE: Theresa May to face no confidence vote in leadership

    12/11/2018 11:42:46 PM PST · by monkapotamus · 80 replies
    Sky News ^ | December 12, 2018
    01:36 BREAKING: Threshold for a no confidence vote in Theresa May has been reached.
  • (France)...Four dead and up to 11 critically hurt in shooting at Strasbourg Christmas market

    12/11/2018 3:07:27 PM PST · by caww · 154 replies
    dailymail ^ | 11 December 2018 | TERRI-ANN WILLIAMS
    The local fire department for the French city confirmed the casualties early on Tuesday evening The area has been cordoned off and trams have stopped running in the popular tourist destination The gunman had previously been shot by a soldier near the Christmas market and then fled the scene It is not yet clear if the market was a target of the attack or if there was any links to terrorism The Strasbourg-based European Parliament was on lockdown after reports of the shooting emerged Police have said they know the identity of the suspected gunman
  • Stormy Daniels ordered to pay President Trump $293G in legal fees

    12/11/2018 1:32:28 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 89 replies
    Fox News ^ | Dec 11, 2018 | Matt Richardson
    The U.S. District Court today ordered Stormy Daniels (real name Stephanie Clifford) to pay President Trump $293,052.33 to reimburse his attorneys’ fees (75% of his total legal bill), plus an additional $1,000 in sanctions to punish Daniels for having filed a meritless lawsuit
  • Trump clashes with Pelosi, Schumer on border security in explosive Oval Office meeting

    12/11/2018 12:58:34 PM PST · by naeim.darzi · 56 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/11/2018 | By Alex Pappas, Judson Berger
    President Trump clashed Tuesday with Democratic leaders Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi with the cameras rolling in the Oval Office, as the president insisted he's willing to let the government shut down if Congress doesn't approve funding for his U.S.-Mexico border wall. "If we don't have border security, we'll shut down the government," Trump said.
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