Author: James Piscipo

Michael Flynn Turns On Trump To Save His Own Skin

The New York Times has reported that it appears Michael Flynn may be turning the tables on his old boss, Donald Trump, so he can minimize jail time for himself and his son: “Lawyers for Michael T. Flynn, President Trump’s former national security adviser, notified the president’s legal team in recent days that they could no longer discuss the special counsel’s investigation, according to four people involved in the case — an indication that Mr. Flynn is cooperating with prosecutors or negotiating a deal. Mr. Flynn’s lawyers had been sharing information with Mr. Trump’s lawyers about the investigation by...

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Trump Doesn’t Take A Salary As President, Making Him A ‘Volunteer’ Just Like George Papadopolous

George Papadopolous, Trump adviser who has admitted guilt in the Russia collusion case, has been described by Trump as just a ‘volunteer.’ Yet even before he was elected, President Trump suggested that he would not accept a presidential salary, saying, “The first thing I’m going to do is tell you that if I’m elected president, I’m accepting no salary, OK? That’s no big deal for me.” Then, post-election, President Elect Donald Trump said he would turn down his $400,000 salary: “Well, I’ve never commented on this, but the answer is no. I think I have to by law take...

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Poor Trump Voters: The One Thing He May Get Done Is Handout For His Rich Friends–And Of Course, Himself

The tax plan that the Trump administration outlined is a potentially huge windfall for the wealthiest Americans. It would not directly benefit the bottom third of the population. As for the middle class, the benefits appear to be modest. The administration and its congressional allies are proposing to sharply reduce taxation of business income, primarily benefiting the small share of the population that owns the vast majority of corporate equity. President Trump said on Wednesday that the cuts would increase investment and spur growth, creating broader prosperity. But experts say the upside is limited, not least because the economy...

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Niger Ambush Is Trump’s Benghazi–Probably Much Worse

New York Magazine reported this: “On Monday, President Trump was asked why he had yet to comment publicly on the deaths of four U.S. service members in Niger. Trump’s response set off one of the uglier incidents in an administration where controversy has become the norm. After Trump implied that his predecessors didn’t do enough to comfort grieving military families, a congresswoman claimed that the president told a young mother widowed by the Niger attack that her husband “knew what he signed up for.” Then the father of another deceased soldier said Trump promised to send him a $25,000...

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