Thursday. Never a dull moment.
DONNIE JR GOES TO THE SENATE
Donald Trump, Jr., testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee in a closed session for five hours today. Five hours of answering questions about the June 9 meeting in Trump Tower.
Quick recap. Don Jr. worked with Rob Goldstone and Emin Agarolov to set up a meeting with Russians who promised to deliver dirt on HRC. At first, Don Jr. claimed it didn’t happen. Then it did, but only 4 people were there, including Jared Kushner and Paul Manafort. Then there were 5 people. Then 6, 7, and 8. And it was about adoptions. Then sanctions. Then getting dirt on HRC. Then about her fitness.
Following the testimony, Senator Chris Coons, D of Delaware, sent out the statutes relating to lying to Congress in testimony.
MUELLER WANTS INFORMATION FROM WHITE HOUSE STAFFERS ON TRUMP’S ROLE ON THE STATEMENT ON BEHALF
OF HIS SON ON THE JUNE 9TH MEETING
Remember back in July when news of the June 9 meeting broke, and everyone kept their mouth shut but Don Jr.? Good. Remember how it came out that Donald Trump, Sr. wrote the press releases? Guess who wants to talk to the White House staff members about that weekend?
Robert Fucking Mueller. I don’t think that’s his real middle name, but there are certainly people out there who think it is.
Claiming to have no knowledge of a meeting that took place with representatives of a foreign power in a building with your name on it, a couple floors beneath you, and your son, son-in-law, and long time advisor are in attendance when you’re known as a micromanager is pretty dubious. Claiming that after writing a press release for your son is just flat out lying.
TWITTER RELEASES INFO ON RUSSIAN ACTIONS
Twitter announced today, on the heels of Facebook yesterday, that they will release their internally collected information about how the Russians used its service during the 2016 election. I look forward to hearing more about this.
FBI RESPONDS TO FOIA REQUEST ABOUT BREITBART, HAS 1475 DOCUMENTS. RELEASED 23.
According to Law Newz , the FBI responded to a Freedom of Information Act request in regards to Breitbart. The FBI has 1,475 documents related to them. 23 are able to be released.
Doing the math, that’s 1,452 documents that are classified for one reason or another.
There are a few reasons that these documents can’t be released, like privacy, so jumping to the conclusion that there is an active investigation into them wouldn’t be the only reason that there is a ton of information on them.
But, if I had to put money on it, the FBI has been investigating Breitbart for some time.
Maybe they know why Breitbart has Yandex code in their home page code.
Photo courtesy of @Countercheckist
As I’m wrapping this up, I see that the 9th Circuit Court struck down a few parts on the Muslim Travel Ban. I’ll add more about that tomorrow.
Thank you, and have a good one.