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Things got uncomfortable for Rep. Mike Johnson (R-LA) when CNN’s Jim Sciutto asked him about Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani’s work with shady Ukrainians.

 

During the interview, Sciutto showed Johnson a photo of Giuliani with one of his Ukrainian contacts and informed Johnson that the man is “member of the Ukrainian parliament, pro-Russian, who trained with the KGB.”

 

“Is this a reliable source of information for investigating a U.S. citizen and a former vice president?” Sciutto asked Johnson.

 

 

“I don’t know anything about that,” Johnson said. “That’s the first I’ve heard of it. Rudy Giuliani is a private citizen and can travel wherever he wants and investigate whatever he was. We also heard he was in Ukraine to film a documentary — I don’t know.”

 

Sciutto pressed him about whether it was a good idea for the president’s attorney to be working with a KGB-trained operative to damage the president’s political opponents, and Johnson changed the subject.

 

“Okay, that really doesn’t have much to do with what we’re doing here,” he replied. “Last night was an absolute tragedy! I think Mitch McConnell was right in his comments this morning that the Democrats have opened a Pandora’s box!”

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The president's personal lawyer is openly conspiring with KGB trained agents against American politicians to subvert democracy and undermine the government of the United States and Johnsons response is "I don’t know anything about that.”

 

 

Good job Opie! Way to go. You're a regular profile in courage there comrade.

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Just now, dontlooknow said:

They simply don't care about treason. As long as republicans win. 

That is obviously what it's all boiled down to, they know they are going to have even harder times winning elections in the future and are laying the groundwork to try to stay in power.

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Trump Campaign & Administration Felonies

To date, more people in the Trump camp – including foreign nationals – have been indicted for felonies than any administration in the last 50 years except Nixon’s. These include seven Americans and 28 foreign nationals.

Felony Indictments in the Trump Campaign & Administration (to date)

 

FELONY INDICTMENTS (AS OF 9/17/2018) IN TRUMP CAMPAIGN/ADMINISTRATION
RELATIONSHIP TO TRUMP # PEOPLE INDICTED TOTAL # OF INDICTMENTS # PEOPLE CONVICTED TOTAL GUILTY COUNTS # OF PEOPLE IMPRISONED
TRUMP ORGANIZATION, CAMPAIGN, OR ADMINISTRATION 5 55 5 22 2 (+3)*
OUTSIDE CAMPAIGN CONSULTANTS (U.S. CITIZENS) 2 2 1 1 0 (+1)*
FOREIGN ASSISTANCE TO TRUMP CAMPAIGN 26 153 0 0 0
FOREIGN, DIRECT INVOLVEMENT TO TRUMP UNCLEAR 2 2 1 1 1
TOTAL 35 212 7 24 3 (+4)*

Source: RoyalScribe / @kgoebel, tinyurl.com/POTUSFelonies201809

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GOP Senate quietly removes white nationalism from new requirements to screen military enlistees

n Thursday, the Huffington Post reported that the Senate-passed version of the National Defense Authorization Act — the annual spending bill to fund the military and national security services — quietly gutted a House-passed amendment that would have encouraged officials to screen prospective military enlistees for white nationalist ideology.

 

The amendment, authored by Rep. Pete Aguilar (D-CA) has been rewritten to direct the Department of Defense to explore how to screen recruits for “extremist and gang-related activity” — with the words “white nationalism” cut altogether.

 

It is unclear which senators pushed for the removal. Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK), who chairs the Armed Services Committee, declined to comment on the matter.

 

 

The U.S. government has been aware that white supremacist violence is a growing threat for at least a decade, when a Department of Homeland Security official issued a 2009 report — attacked by conservative commentators — on the danger posed by domestic right-wing and racial terrorism. But in recent years it has become clear that these groups have also infiltrated military and law enforcement agencies, both to shape government policy and to gain easy access to weapons and combat training.

 

Several recent high-profile cases have made clear the dangers, including a Coast Guard lieutenant arrested after allegedly stockpiling firearms to assassinate several politicians and create a white ethnostate, and nearly a dozen members of the Army, Air Force, Marines, and Texas and Minnesota National Guards working with Identity Evropa (now the American Identity Movement), a white supremacist group that helped plan the deadly neo-Nazi riot in Charlottesville, Virginia.

 

And the scale of the problem could be much worse. In 2017, a poll by the Military Times found that nearly 25 percent of servicemembers have encountered white nationalists in the ranks — and that a plurality see white nationalism as more dangerous than the combat zones of Iraq and Afghanistan.

 

“We cannot turn a blind eye to this growing problem which puts our national security and the safety of the brave men and women serving our country in jeopardy,” Aguilar told the Huffington Post. “It’s disappointing that Senate Republicans disagree.”

 

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