Tag Archives: Donald Trump

Last night/this morning.

Via New York Post:

Hillary Clinton’s campaign, its lawyer and a tech executive took part in a “joint venture” to gather and spread dirt about Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign, Special Counsel John Durham charges in a new filing.

The bombshell claim was made in a 48-page motion filed late Monday arguing for the admission of additional evidence ahead of Clinton campaign lawyer Michael Sussmann’s pending trial for allegedly lying to the FBI.

At the heart of the case is a Sept. 18, 2016 text message Sussmann sent to then-FBI General Counsel James Baker, which was reproduced in Monday’s filing.

“​Jim – it’s Michael Sussmann. I have something time-sensitive (and sensitive) I need to discuss,” the lawyer wrote. “Do you have availability for a short meeting tomorrow?​ I’m coming on my own – not on behalf of a client or company – want to help the Bureau. Thanks.”

In fact, prosecutors say, Sussmann — then a cybersecurity lawyer at powerhouse Democratic law firm Perkins Coie — had deceived Baker and was acting on behalf of the Clinton campaign when the two met the following day.

Clinton 2016 campaign, lawyer, tech exec in ‘joint venture’ to smear Trump, Durham alleges (New York Post)


This afternoon.

Via Cnet:

People who download the app reported seeing error messages when they tried entering a birthdate, e-mail or phone number to create an account. “Something went wrong. Please try again,” the message read.

Others reported they were placed on a waitlist after signing up. “Due to massive demand, we have placed you on our waitlist,” read the message….

Trump’s Truth Social Debuts in Apple’s App Store, Hits No. 1 in Top Charts (Cnet)


This afternoon.

Via Washington Times:

The platform was available on Apple’s app store on Monday. But some supporters of the former president who hoped to promptly join the free site and engage with Mr. Trump encountered problems that prevented them from successfully creating profiles and using the platform.

Reporters at The Washington Times, along with reporters from other news media outlets, were unsuccessful in creating accounts. They were faced with error messages at various stages of the sign-up process that blocked them from creating accounts.

Trump social media app debuts, but early glitches prevent some new users (Washington Times)

Earlier: A Limerick A Day


China’s Canada’s CTV:

CTV anchor: “You’ve just compared people who have may have donated to this to the same people who are funding maybe a terrorist. I just want to be clear here. This is really important. A lot of folks are just like ‘look, I just don’t like your vaccine mandates. And I donated to this, now it’s illegal, should I be worried that the bank can freeze my account?’ What’s your answer?”

David Lametti (Canada’s Justice Minister): “Well, I think if you are a member of a pro-Trump movement who’s donating hundreds of thousands of dollars and millions of dollars to this kind of thing, they oughta be worried.”



That’ll learn them.


Good times.

Previously: The Rockefeller Stank

An investigation by US special counsel John Durham into the origin of ‘Russiagate’ – the story that Trump is linked to the Russians. reveals an undisclosed internet company was hired by Hillary Clinton’s campaign team to intercept Trump’s digital traffic on various servers, including the White House

This morning.

Via The New York Post:

So there you have it.

Russiagate, the collective delusion that Donald Trump was secretly a Russian agent aided and abetted by the Kremlin, the topic of uncountable inches of Washington Post and New York Times copy and the entire prime-time lineup of MSNBC, was a dirty trick by the Hillary Clinton campaign. Not just part of it. All of it. One of the most diabolical, successful misinformation campaigns ever concocted…

…Durham “definitely showed that the Hillary Clinton campaign directly funded and ordered its lawyers at Perkins Coie to orchestrate a criminal enterprise to fabricate a connection between President Trump and Russia,” says Kash Patel, the former chief investigator for the House Intelligence Committee.

Of course, Hillary didn’t get what she wanted — the presidency. But her operatives didn’t stop, going on CNN to give “very concerned” interviews about a theory they knew was bull. All to undermine Trump’s presidency. It would take three years for the Mueller report to finally put the lie to rest, and we’re now, five years out, at the point where Durham is detailing the full conspiracy…

Editorial (New York Post)


This afternoon.


General Mark Milley (left), the United States’ highest-ranking military officer, with former President Trump

Last night/this morning.

United States General Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, is facing accusations of treason.

Via Newsweek:

Calls for Milley’s ouster stem from a Washington Post article yesterday  about two phone calls the general reportedly made to General Li Zuocheng of China on October 30, 2020, and January 8, 2021.

According to the article, Milley wanted to reassure Li that the U.S. was not going to attack China amid concerns about former President Donald Trump. He told Li he would inform him if there were to be an attack.

The second call was prompted in part by Milley’s call with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi on January 8, when she expressed concern about Trump’s mental state. She told Milley: “You know he’s crazy.”

“I agree with you on everything,” Milley said, according to a transcript cited by the Post.

Mark Milley Accused of Treason As Republicans Urge Joe Biden to Fire Him (Newsweek)


Former US President Donald Trump dismissed as “fake news” a new book saying General Mark Milley secretly warned China of a possible attack, but he said such a betrayal would have merited a treason charge against the officer.

If the story of dumbass General Mark Milley, the same failed leader who engineered the worst withdrawal from a country, Afghanistan, in US history… is true, then I assume he would be tried for treason,” Trump said in a statement on Tuesday. He noted that the general would have been giving Beijing notification of an attack, if the report were true. “Can’t do that,” he said.

Trump doubts report of Milley calling Chinese general but says it’s ‘treason’ if true (Fox)


Capitol Hill, Washington DC, USA.

Following the acquittal of Donald Trump by the US Senate in the second impeachment attempt by Speaker Nancy Pelosi…

…Trump attorney Michael van der Veen explains to CBS anchor Lana Zak how Democrat lawmakers presented doctored and fraudulent evidence during his client’s Senate impeachment trial.



Taking it well.

US President Donald Trump

This morning.

Following extraordinary scenes last night in Washington where Police say four people died as Trump supporters occupied the Capitol…and after being thrown off Twitter and Facebook…

“Even though I totally disagree with the outcome of the election, and the facts bear me out, nevertheless there will be an orderly transition on January 20th. I have always said we would continue our fight to ensure that only legal votes were counted. While this represents the end of the greatest first term in presidential history, it’s only the beginning of our fight to Make America Great Again!”

Donald Trump this morning.

Vice President Mike Pence signed off on the results — 306 electoral votes for Biden and 232 for President Donald Trump — shortly after 3:40am.

President Trump reportedly told Mike Pence’s Chief of Staff Marc Short that he was “not welcome” at the White House today and banned him from the grounds.

Trump blocked by Twitter and Facebook (BBC)

Trump says there will be an orderly transition to Biden presidency (Reuters)

Last night: Do It Mike



This afternoon.

US President Donald Trump says his vice-president, Mike Pence, has the power to reject the formal confirmation of Joe Biden as the next president.

Via USA Today…

Pence’s constitutional role of presiding over the Senate includes the obligation of declaring during a joint session of Congress Wednesday that President-elect Joe Biden received more Electoral College votes than Trump.

It will be the biggest break with Trump yet for the ever-loyal Pence.

Trump, who continues to arguethat he won the election, has urged Pence to unilaterally reject state-certified results that show that Biden won the Electoral College, 306-232.

Trump has asserted Pence has the option of blocking Congress from formally accepting the results. However, Pence has informed the president that he intends to carry out his constitutional role and that he does not believe the law gives him the authority to do otherwise

Mike Pence faces biggest loyalty test in announcing Trump’s loss during a special session of Congress (USAToday)



Joe Biden

This afternoon

Via Axios:

Acting Defense Secretary Chris Miller ordered a Pentagon-wide halt to cooperation with the transition of President-elect Biden, shocking officials across the Defense Department, senior administration officials tell Axios.

 A top Biden official was unaware of the directive. Administration officials left open the possibility cooperation would resume after a holiday pause. The officials were unsure what prompted Miller’s action, or whether President Trump approved.

Miller’s move, which stunned officials throughout the Pentagon, was the biggest eruption yet of animus and mistrust toward the Biden team from the top level of the Trump administration.

A Pentagon official said that the reason was that the staff involved in the transition is “overwhelmed.”

Scoop: Pentagon halts Biden transition briefings (Axios)

Trump’s new defense secretary has reportedly ordered the Pentagon to halt Biden transition cooperation (Business Insider)