Wednesday and Thursday Trump Tweets

Wednesday

The mid-term election for 2018 happens on November 6th.

On Wednesday the Senate Intelligence Committee, in a behind closed door meeting voted 10-5 to advance Gina Haspel’s nomination to the senate floor for a vote. The current CIA director Gina Haspel, is expected to be confirmed.

Thursday

On May 17th, 2017 Deputy Attorney Rod Rosenstein acting as Attorney General, in light of AG Jeff Session’s recusal from the Russian Probe, appointed Robert Mueller as Special Counsel. In a letter released to the public Rosenstein granted Mueller the ability to investigate any links or coordination between the Russian government and members of President Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, it also grants Mueller the authority to investigate other crimes that might arise through the course of his investigation:

(a) Robert S. Mueller III is appointed to serve as Special Counsel for the United States Department of Justice.
(b) The Special Counsel is authorized to conduct the investigation confirmed by then-FBI Director James 8. Corney in testimony before the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence on March 20, 2017, including:

  • (i) any links and/or coordination bet ween the Russian government and individuals associated with the campaign of President Donald Trump; and
  • (ii) any matters that arose or may arise directly from the investigation; and
  • (iii) any other matters within the scope of 28 C.F.R. § 600.4(a).

Over the course of the year since Mueller was appointed there have been 5 guilty pleas.

Michael Flynn pled guilty to making false statements to the FBI in regards to his conversations with the Russian government over sanctions.

Rick Gates pled guilty to making false statements to the FBI and Federal Conspiracy.

George Papadopouulous pled guilty in 2017 for making false statements in regards to his relationships and interactions with certain foreign nationals with whom he understood to have close ties to the Russian Government.

Richard Pinedo a CA man pled guilty to stealing identities to set-up bank accounts that he in turn sold unknowingly to the Russian’s meddling in the 2016 election.

Alex van der Zwaan, a Dutch attorney pled guilty to lying to the FBI investigators during the investigation and is currently serving a thirty-day sentence, the first sentenced in the Russian Probe investigation.

We also have over the last year seen several indictments, the first, Paul Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign manager, faces charges in two states, Washington D.C. and Virginia.

Of those indicted there were thirteen Russian nationals and three Russian companies, the charges were announced by Rod Rosenstein in February 2018.

For what it’s worth, Ken Starr was appointed August 1994 to investigate Whitewater then in turn the Monica Lewinsky scandal, he turned his report in to congress, September 1998.

The above is most likely in response to last week’s National Review article, penned by writer, Kevin McCarthy the title of the piece, “Did the FBI Have a Spy in the Trump Campaign?” The answer according to McCarthy is most likely the FBI did in fact have a “human source,” inside the Trump campaign.

The House voted 347-70 in favor of the $52 billion dollar, VA Mission Act, which according to the Military Times is expected to pass the senate quickly with the support of Democratic Senator Jon Tester (Montana).

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