Free legal advice- don’t hire Rudy Giuliani as your personal lawyer. Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman are the latest people to learn this lesson as they have now been arrested for illegally funneling Russian money into President Trump’s campaign. They had given $325,000 to a Trump Super PAC through a LLC- sadly, that part is legal. It is absolutely ridiculous how much influence large donors can have and the massive amounts of money than can be given to campaigns legally- which makes it even more absurd that people like Lev and Igor are doing it illegally.
Igor hanging out with Trump, courtesy of the WSJ.
The amount of insane things that Trump says and does are just so incredibly overwhelming. If any other President wrote something like this, there would be discussion of how quickly the 25th Amendment could be invoked.
The President of the United States is threatening to obliterate the economy of Turkey…and apparently has done it before. Perhaps all of Ivanka’s unsold clothing line was dumped there? Did Trump himself open a hotel that inevitably went bankrupt?
This quote gets glanced over because Trump said and did at least 5 other things more insane than this today, but it is yet another scary reminder of the massive damage he is doing to our international standing.
NY Times article on Biden making $200k on a speech to a pro-Republican group just before the midterm election in which he praised the Republican incumbent who ended up winning by 4 points.
One- this sure doesn’t sound like a guy who is gearing up to run for President.
Two- Biden has a loooonnngg record and a whole lot of things opponents to go after.
Rudy Giuliani backtracks on his yesterday’s statement to the NY Times regarding the Moscow timeline: “calling his comments “hypothetical” and not intended to convey facts.”
You can pretty much apply that to anything that comes out of Rudy’s mouth.
Rudy Giuliani now states that the Trump team was talking to the Russians about a Moscow Tower during 2016. Possibly even up to Election Day. And that Michael Cohen might be more reliable on this issue than Trump.
Donald Trump, shockingly, had a different take on interactions with the Russians in the MSNBC article:
In 2016, Trump was denying have any business relationships in Russia. “I mean I have nothing to do with Russia. I don’t have any jobs in Russia. I’m all over the world but we’re not involved in Russia,” he said on July 26, 2016.
Newsweek article by Robert Reich discusses how the Trump shutdown results in less money flowing through the economy. Right now some 800,000 government employees aren’t collecting paychecks. Nor are hundreds of thousands of government contractors being paid. None of them can buy as much as before.
Steve Kerr- must follow on Twitter: