President Trump on Thursday morning issued a series of tweets, first explaining there is no chaos in his Administration.
As the News Blender reported last Wednesday the day after the midterm election cycle that saw the Democrats retake control of the House of Representatives, at the request of the President, Attorney General Jeff Sessions resigned, with his chief of staff Matt Whitaker being appointed to fill the role of acting Attorney General.
Monday the Washington Post reported that according to five former and current White House officials President Trump is ready to replace his Department of Homeland Security Director Kirstjen Nielsen. According to three of the officials that spoke with The Post he told aides during his trip to Paris that, “he wants her out as soon as possible.” President Trump also cancelled a trip that he and Nielsen were suppose to take to visit the troops stationed at the Southern Border in South Texas. As the News Blender reported, on Wednesday Defense Secretary Jim Mattis accompanied Nielsen to the border instead.
On Tuesday NBC News reported that First Lady Melania Trump in a rare move for that position, issued a public statement through her communications director Stephanie Grisham that called for the firing of a National Security Council Official, Mira Ricardel, the statement read, “It is the position of the Office of the First Lady that she no longer deserves the honor of serving in this White House.”
On Wednesday just a day after First Lady Melania Trump called for Ricardel’s firing The New York Times reported Ricardel is leaving her role as National Security Adviser heading to another role inside the Administration. Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement via the linked article, that “Mira Ricardel will continue to support the president as she departs the White House to transition to a new role within the administration. The president is grateful for Ms. Ricardel’s continued service to the American people and her steadfast pursuit of his national security priorities.”
Tuesday of this week The Washington Post reported that President Trump is said to be “furious,” according to fourteen senior administration officials, outside President Trump cofidants, and foreign diplomats, interviewed by The Post, most speaking on the “condition of anonymity,” have said he plans to “shake-up his administration.” It has been reported that President Trump has also considered replacing his chief of staff John Kelly.
President Trump renewed his attacks against Special Counsel Robert Mueller who is investigating whether or not President Trump’s camapign conspired with Russia to interfere with the 2016 presidential election and whether or not the President himself attempted to obstruct justice by firing FBI Director James Comey.
7:14 a.m., “They have found no collusion and have gone absolutely nuts.”
7:32 a.m., “A TOTAL WITCH HUNT LIKE NO OTHER IN AMERICAN HISTORY!”
9:49 a.m., “Why is he protecting Crooked Hillary, Comey, McCabe, Lisa Page & her lover, Peter S, and all of his friends on the other side?”
9:59 a.m., “Check out how biased Facebook, Google and Twitter are in favor of the Democrats. That’s the real Collusion!”
NBC News reports that just hours before President Trump issued these strings of tweets Vice President Mike Pence spoke with NBC reporter Vaughn Hillyard from the ASEAN Summit and told Hillyard that the American people “can be confident,” that the adminstration will continue to cooperate with the Special Counsel investigation adding, “but they can also be confident that we’re going to continue to focus on the issues that matter most to them.”
On Tuesday CBS News reported that sources are telling them “new indictments” were expected regarding the Russian Probe.
Jermoe Corsi the former Infowars Washington Bureau Chief gave an ABC News Interview before he took to YouTube and explained he expected to be indicted stating, “I fully anticipate in the next few days to be indicted by Mueller.”
Corsi, a Roger Stone associate, is just one of more than a dozen individuals that have spoken with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Office, or testified before the impaneled grand jury regarding the Russian Probe.
For what it’s worth so far those that have either been indicted or made plea deals in the Russian investigation are:
List via The New York Times as of September 2018:
- George Papadopoulos who was sentenced to fourteen days in prison for, “Lying to the F.B.I. about conversations with people he believed were working on behalf of Russians.” He was a foreign Trump camapign advisor.
- Sam Patten a lobbyist with ties to former Trump campaign Paul Manafort plead guilty to failing to register as a foreign agent.
- Paul Manafort who was found guilty by a jury for finicial crimes entered into a plea deal with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Office instead of facing another trial.
- Michael Cohen the one-time lawyer and self proclaimed “Fixer” for President Trump entered a plea deal on campaign finance violations, and other financial crimes.
- Alex van der Zwaan who worked for both Paul Manafort and Rick Gates plead guilty and served thirty days in prison for lying to investigators.
- Rick Gates business partner of Paul Manafort, who also worked as the number two on the Trump Campaign. He testified against Manafort during his trial in Virigina. On Wednesday a judge granted the Special Counsels Office request to delay sentencing until January as Courthouse News reported the request came as Gates is said to still be needed for the continued investigation.
- Richard Pinedo who has no ties to President Trump, but plead guilty to selling stolen identies to Russia during the election cycle of 2016.
- Michael Flynn who worked for both the campaign of President Trump and was National Security Advisor to President Trump. He plead guilty to lying to investigator about his conversations with the Russian Ambassador.
- Konstantin V. Kilimnik who has been charged with Obstruction of Justice was an associate of Paul Manafort.
- 13 Russian Nationalists and three companies they are connected to charged with, “Conspiracy to defraud the U.S., conspiracy to commit bank fraud, identity theft.”
- 12 Russian Intelligence Officers who have been indicted on, “Conspiracy to commit an offense against the United States, identity theft, conspiracy to launder money.”