Is Trump's "Friend" Kissinger Steering Him From Calm To Storm By Whitney Webb. Kissinger's timely guidance to the President should give the American public considerable cause for concern. Source 2t.
Trump campaign spent more than $1 million on legal fees in last quarter, new reports filed Sunday show. President Trump's presidential campaign reported spending more than $1 million on legal bills in the year's third quarter, mostly because of ongoing investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. The $1.1 million the campaign spent on lawyers is nearly double what the president's fundraising committee spent on legal fees during the previous three-month period, campaign reports filed Sunday show. Ref. USAToday.
Rep. Frederica Wilson: Trump told soldier's widow 'he knew what he signed up for'. According to Rep. Frederica Wilson, Army Sgt. La David Johnson's widow, Myeshia Johnson, was “very distraught” after her call with President Trump. Source 3z.
You know what they say… what goes around comes around. You can't cheat justice and behave in a manner that is not in accordance with the rule of law and still be a public figure.
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Candidate Donald Trump did not dismiss the idea of arranging a meeting with Russia's president when it was suggested in a meeting with his campaign foreign policy advisers last year, according to a person in the room.
The idea was raised by George Papadopoulos as he introduced himself at a March 2016 meeting of the Republican candidate's foreign policy advisers, according to a court filing.
"He didn't say yes and he didn't say no," the official said, declining to be more specific about Trump's response to Papadopoulos.
But the chairman of Trump's national security team, then Alabama senator and now attorney general Jeff Sessions, shut down the idea of a Putin meeting at the March 31, 2016, gathering, according to the source. His reaction was confirmed with another source who had discussed Session's role.
Trump's response to Papadopoulos' offer could be of interest to special counsel's office. Ref. BBC.
Trump nominates some of his private clubs' members to plum government jobs. A USA TODAY review finds that President Trump has installed at least five people who have been members of his private clubs to ambassadorships and other senior roles in his administration. Ref. USAToday.