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Video of Putin and Assad Laughing at President Trump Goes Viral

Putin may put on a friendly face when he meets Trump face to face, but there is no mistaking his true intent outside of those pow-wows.

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Russian dictator President Vladimir Putin thrives on chaos.

Putin is the quintessential bad guy on the world’s stage.  He has remained in power for decades using both intimidation and voter scams to do so, and he has spent this time attempting to rebuild the old Soviet Union nation by nation.  The worst part about it is that he’s completely unfazed by getting caught, and will simply continue to wreak havoc around the globe despite this.

Lately, the Russian leader’s focus has been on the United States, and in attempting to sow insurmountable discord among We The People.  To add insult to injury, Putin was caught this week laughing at US President Donald Trump during a conversation with fellow international ne’er-do-well and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

The video, originally posted by a journalist for the Komsomolskaya Pravda, comes just over a month after multiple NATO nation leaders, including Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and French President Emmanuel Macron, were recorded seemingly mocking the American president at a NATO summit. In the latest clip, Assad and Putin joked that Trump should follow in the footsteps of Paul the Apostle and visit the Syrian capital of Damascus.

“If Trump arrives along this road [to Damascus], everything will become normal with him too,” Assad said, according to a translation of the conversation posted by Axios.

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Putin then joked about inviting Trump. After Assad responded that he was ready for a visit with such a changed version of Trump, Putin said, “I will tell him,” as both men laughed.

Paul, who is also called Saul, was a biblical figure who persecuted Christians. In the Book of Acts, he was struck blind by Jesus as he was on his way to Damascus to bring any Christians he found “bound” back to Jerusalem. Once he made it to Damascus, he was baptized and regained his sight before going on to preach Jesus’ message.

The video has been making the rounds on Twitter.

Putin may be playing nice with Trump when they meet in the flesh, but, make no mistake about it, there is no one inside the Kremlin at all concerned with furthering the prosperity and peace in America.

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The ‘Terminator’ Thanks Star of ‘The Apprentice’ for Cleaning Up Cali’s Homeless Problem

Can you imagine trying to convince someone from the 1990’s that this would be the political reality of 2020?

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There are plenty of wacky beliefs out there in cyberspace, especially if you’re familiar with the hive mind of Reddit and other fringe internet communities.

There are conspiracies available for perusal on any subject you’d like, from Tupac Shakur’s death to the very nature of existence itself.  There are doomsday prediction threads, and those who believe that we’ve already lived through a silent cataclysm that altered our very reality.

Heck, there are even folks who believe that the large Hadron collider’s work could have changed the total weight of the universe, thus sending us ever so slightly into a parallel dimension where The Bearenstain Bears were actually The Berenstein Bears.

Of course, there’s no proof of this anywhere to be found here in the real world.  No, down here on planet earth, a bodybuilder-turned-movie star is thanking a President with a Hollywood Walk of Fame star for tackling California’s homeless problem.

Actor and former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger thanked President Donald Trump and Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Ben Carson for taking part in a homelessness summit and helping the state with the chronic problem of homelessness in the state.

“Everyone knows @realDonaldTrump & I have our disagreements,” Schwarzenegger said on Thursday. “But I want to thank you for sending @SecretaryCarson to our homelessness summit. We’ll only solve this if everyone works together. This issue is bigger than all of us. Now it’s time for action.”

This is the sort of headline that would be unimaginable to Americans in the 1990’s, or even the early 2000’s.

Of course, there are also conspiracy theories about this, saying that the 2012 “doomsday” was actually the shift into this strange new reality…

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Porn Star’s Lawyer Faces 42 Years in Jail After Conviction in Nike Extortion Scheme

This is far from the end of his legal trouble, however.

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Given the sheer amount of scandal that the Democrats have attempted to pin on President Trump, it can be easy to lost track of the host of characters involved in these shenanigans.

For instance, in what was one of the first real controversies of the President’s first term, aging adult film actress Stormy Daniels attempted to ride Trump’s coattails into the mainstream by dredging up a story about “hush money” payments made to her by Michael Cohen, Trump’s lawyer.

At the head of Daniels’ legal team was Michael Avenatti – the sort of television lawyer that you envision when someone says the words “television lawyer”.  Avenatti was also along for the ride, and turned himself into a bit of a star during the scandal.  This must have gotten to his head because, the next thing you know, Mikey Avenatti is arrested on charges of attempting to extort sneaker giant Nike for millions of dollars.

This week, the one-time regular on the nightly news shows has been found guilty, and faces decades behind bars.

Michael Avenatti, a lawyer who gained fame by representing a porn star in lawsuits against President Donald Trump, was convicted Friday of trying to extort sportswear giant Nike.

The verdict was returned Friday by a Manhattan federal jury after it deliberated charges of attempted extortion and honest services fraud in what prosecutors say was an attempt by Avenatti to extort up to $25 million from Nike with threats to otherwise harm it. The charges carry a combined potential penalty of 42 years in prison.

Avenatti will be back in the courtroom come April as well, as he is being charged with defrauding the aforementioned Daniels out of book proceeds after the porn star penned a tawdry tome about her life and experiences around Donald Trump.

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AG Barr Jumps into General Flynn Case, Reportedly Assigning Special Prosecutor

Prosecutors in the case appear to be attempting to sweep the case under the rug, but the DOJ is telling them “not so fast”.

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Attorney General Bill Barr has had a fairly exciting week, but perhaps he wishes that he hadn’t.

Barr’s Department of Justice piqued the rage of the Democratic Party this week, after reevaluating the sentencing guidelines for Roger Stone, longtime pal of President Trump.  The move came in the hours after a tweet by the Commander in Chief in which Trump chided the judge in the case for considering a maximum sentence of nine years in jail for Stone, who was convicted of lying to Congress during the RussiaGate conspiracy theory investigation.

Just a few days later, Barr stated in an interview that it would behoove him to have the President only privately share such concerns in the future – something that Trump did not respond too kindly to.

New reports out of DC now indicate that the DOJ is going to involve themselves in yet another of the RussiaGate cases, this time in order to set the record straight in the case of General Michael Flynn, who is accused of lying to the FBI during the same RussiaGate probe.

The New York Times is reporting that attorney general Barr has assigned an outside prosecutor to “scrutinize the criminal case” against Michael Flynn, Trump’s former national security adviser.

“The review is highly unusual and could trigger more accusations of political interference by top Justice Department officials into the work of career prosecutors.

“Mr. Barr has also installed a handful of outside prosecutors to broadly review the handling of other politically sensitive national-security cases in the U.S. attorney’s office in Washington, the people said. The team includes at least one prosecutor from the office of the United States attorney in St. Louis, Jeff Jensen, who is handling the Flynn matter, as well as prosecutors from the office of the deputy attorney general, Jeffrey A. Rosen.”

This comes less than an hour after news broke that the DOJ would not pursue criminal charges against McCabe.

Flynn has consistently maintained that his interview with the FBI was not conducted properly, and is currently attempting to withdraw his earlier guilty plea.  Prosecutors in the case are attempting to block the defendant’s maneuver, in an effort that some believe could be an attempt to sweep the case under the rug.

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Flynn Prosecutor Van Grack Seeks to Dismiss Decorated General’s Plea Change

This maneuver certainly has the appearance of crooked cops telling each other to ‘shovel faster’.

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The case against General Michael Flynn has always been a flimsy one, at best, and a gross miscarriage of justice at worst.

Flynn was forcefully entangled into the wide-ranging net of “RussiaGate” months ago, thanks to a peculiar series of events surrounding a conversation he had with the FBI.  The case against General Flynn was built around the idea that Flynn had lied to the Bureau, but Flynn’s team has consistently sought to prove that his conversations with investigators were not held in accordance with the law.

In other words:  There is a very real concern that Flynn was devilishly caught by crooked cops.

Now, as Flynn seeks to withdraw his guilty plea, the prosecutors responsible for this mess are attempting to save face by attacking the decorated veteran.

Prosecutors wrote in a new court filing on Wednesday that federal Judge Emmet Sullivan should deny Flynn’s request to change his 2017 guilty plea to not guilty.
Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his conversations with the then-Russian ambassador in the early days of the Trump administration. He now says he’s innocent, is attempting to avoid being sentenced and claims investigators acted inappropriately to force him into a plea deal.
Prosecutors from the DC US Attorney’s Office and an alum of special counsel Robert Mueller’s team who now oversees federal prosecutions of foreign lobbying cases make clear in the latest Flynn filing that they are not softening their position toward him. They also defend their work in cutting his deal, which Flynn has tried to claim as misconduct.
The prosecutors issued a limp statement on the matter as well.
“The defendant does not identify government misconduct in this case, and certainly not conduct that is ‘outrageous’ or ‘grossly shocking,’ ” prosecutors Brandon Van Grack and Jocelyn Ballantine wrote in the filing Wednesday, which is also signed by recently appointed DC US Attorney Tim Shea.
Michael Flynn’s sentencing has been indefinitely postponed in order for lawyers on both sides to iron out evidentiary disagreements before proceeding.
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More Impeachment Coming After Stone Scuffle Says Nancy Pelosi

Meanwhile, the American people still await affordable healthcare and immigration reform.

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We can’t say that we weren’t warned about this.

In the immediate aftermath of Donald Trump’s impeachment, and then again after his Senate acquittal, Democrats had already begun contemplating the next time that they would go after Donald Trump.  You see, this is the “resistance”, and it covers the national political discourse like a blanket.

This week, after Donald Trump slammed the sentencing suggestions for longtime pal Roger Stone on Twitter, the Dems had their ammunition again, and are now contemplating another impeachment of the President.

During a press conference on Thursday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) stated that President Trump engaged in an “abuse of power” “by engaging in political interference in the sentencing of his associate, Roger Stone” and that the matter should be investigated.

Pelosi said, “We also saw the president this week demonstrate, once again, that he does have — has no respect for the rule of law. His assault on the rule of law by engaging in political interference in the sentencing of his associate, Roger Stone…this is an abuse of power that the president is again trying to manipulate federal law enforcement to serve his political interests.”

Pelosi continued her tirade, ending the statement with an ominous breadcrumb:  “This all must be investigated”.

This anti-Donald drivel has been decried by We The People as a distraction to the already tortoise-like work of our federal government, and there is little doubt that any further attempts to derail the Trump Train will be seen as little more than a paltry and partisan plot.

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GOP Attacks Adam Schiff and FISA Warrant Scandal with Intelligence Hearing Boycott

The Republicans want answers, and they aren’t afraid of ruffling some feathers in order to get them.

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House Intel Committee Chair Adam Schiff is not a popular political figure among congressional republicans, and he is drawing their ire once again this week.

Much of the disdain for the California Democrat comes from Schiff’s behavior during the House’s portion of the “formal impeachment inquiry” of Donald Trump.  Schiff, in an effort to steer the proceedings hard to the left, often operated under the cloak of secrecy, holding depositions in the sub-basement of the Capitol and disallowing his Republican colleagues from divulging what they experienced in these hearings to the media.

The GOP is now getting their revenge, and calling attention to Schiff’s “shifty” ways in the process.

Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee boycotted a hearing Wednesday on emerging technology and national security, calling it a “distraction” and contending that the panel should be focused on “urgent and critical concerns” like a recent watchdog report identifying errors and abuses in the FBI’s domestic surveillance program.

Republicans outlined their concerns in a letter to the committee’s chairman, Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), and the GOP side of the dais sat empty as the hearing began.

“Given the committee’s access to highly sensitive information, it is concerning that you prioritize publicity events rather than the more productive work that occurs in the committee’s classified spaces,” they wrote, in a missive led by ranking member Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) and signed by the panel’s eight other Republicans.

The GOP has maintained that a FISA warrant employed by the FBI to “spy” on the 2016 Trump campaign was likely issued in error, after possibly utilizing information from the already-questionable Steele Dossier in order to justify its issuance.

Republican lawmakers have been working to get to the bottom of this scandal for years now, hence their annoyance with Schiff and his unwillingness to examine the issue.

 

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Trump Pats Barr on Back After Stone Sentencing Scandal Sends Prosecutors Packing

The left has a new supposed ‘scandal’ to rage about now.

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It certainly doesn’t take much to trigger the resistant left, and new developments in the case of Roger Stone have done the trick early this week.

Stone, along with a number of other Trump acquaintances, was caught up in the whole RussiaGate conspiracy theory and subsequent investigation led by Special Counsel Robert Mueller.  During the probe’s sweeping and wide-scoped inquiry, the longtime political operative was accused of lying to Congress – but not accused of any crime relating to the theory that Russia helped the Trump campaign in 2016.  This led many to believe that Stone was being persecuted in order to put pressure on President Trump and his allies, which was viewed as just another dirty trick by the Mueller team.

Sentencing for Stone was looming for later this month, and a possible maximum sentence of up to 9 years in jail outraged President Trump, who tweeted out a plea for the DOJ to intervene.

And intervene they did.  Attorney General Bill Barr stepped in to reduce the original sentencing suggestion in the case, and is now getting praise from POTUS on account of it.

President Donald Trump on Wednesday appeared to endorse the Justice Department’s controversial decision to overrule career prosecutors and recommend a shorter prison sentence for Trump’s longtime friend, Roger Stone, for crimes related to the 2016 presidential election.

Trump, in a tweet, congratulated the department’s chief, Attorney General William Barr, “for taking charge of a case that was totally out of control and perhaps should not have even been brought.”

The adjustment enraged the liberal left, predictably, with a number of prominent Democrats calling for an immediate investigation into the matter in an attempt to further disparage Donald Trump.

Furthermore, the reduction in Roger Stone’s possible sentence caused a number of prosecutors working on the case to resign in frustration.

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