Trump Lawyers Up on Russia Probe

Reuters reports Trump has retained his long time lawyer Marc Kasowitz, who is partners with Joe Lieberman, to represent him in the Russia Probe.

This must be why the Washington Post is reporting Lieberman is no longer Trump's top pick to lead the FBI.

Question: Why did Melania and Ivanka cover up for the Pope but not Saudi Arabia? The media attempts to answer. And here's a covered up Melania holding hands with Donald. I guess he doesn't take no for an answer.

More of Melania's black head cover. Also here. Check out the odd shape. Here is the entire look. Here's Ivanka's veil. If you ask me, both she and Ivanka look like they are dressed for a funeral.

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    history could well show (5.00 / 3) (#17)
    by CaptHowdy on Thu May 25, 2017 at 07:00:31 PM EST
    that being elected president was the worst thing that ever happened to D. J. Trump and his little "family enterprise".  if he had just continued doing what he had always done he could have continued with the same shady stuff that made him rich and continued being rich and getting richer.  he probably has enough time for at least one more wife trade in.

    the irony become more rich if you consider the possibility that he never really expected to win, which i believe, and that the whole thing was just a thing he felt like doing to raise his name ID.

    because now its looking more and more likely that not only is he going down hard but he is going to take some people with him.

    ha (none / 0) (#1)
    by CaptHowdy on Wed May 24, 2017 at 05:57:24 PM EST
    i was about to ask the very quesion 'whats up with the choice of when to cover the hair?'

    It seems to me that the Tr*mp women (none / 0) (#2)
    by Peter G on Wed May 24, 2017 at 06:55:40 PM EST
    showed unusual respect for Muslim tradition and sensibilities (as well as for the Pope) by choosing clothing with uncharacteristically high necklines and long sleeves.

    Yes, long sleeves and low hems (5.00 / 2) (#4)
    by Towanda on Wed May 24, 2017 at 07:06:02 PM EST
    and the like are respectful, even required in many Italian churches.  (Nuns have big paper sacks for tourists in shorts and/or sleeveless shirts, as students in our group found out -- although we warned them, but they listened little to a lot.)

    However, wearing black and covering the head are  not required for meeting the Pope.  To this former Catholic, they look foolish.  As another put it, they look like they got their fashion advice from watching Godfather films . . . of funerals.


    well (none / 0) (#3)
    by CaptHowdy on Wed May 24, 2017 at 06:58:11 PM EST
    she wore pants in the ME.  i was thinking that and the hair was maybe an unsubtle message.

    but maybe my assumption about pants is incorrect?


    I think you are incorrect about slacks (none / 0) (#7)
    by Peter G on Thu May 25, 2017 at 01:09:56 PM EST
    I often see Muslim women around Philadelphia, at least, in "modest" garb consisting of loose fitting trousers and tops, coupled with headscarves. I would think, in terms of not showing legs and ankles, that trousers are at least as "modest" as most dresses or skirts.

    ... Trump has finally fled the country and is living in a comfortable Moscow exile, Jared's been locked up in the hoosegow for being an unrepentant slumlord, and Melania and Ivanka are consigned by fate to live out their days cloistered under a vow of silence at some remote Roman Catholic convent in the Faroe Islands.

    There is still time (none / 0) (#8)
    by MKS on Thu May 25, 2017 at 01:19:03 PM EST
    for Cheeto to defect and fly Air Force One to Moscow.....

    He'd love it (none / 0) (#9)
    by MKS on Thu May 25, 2017 at 01:19:46 PM EST
    He could pal around with the oligarchs....  

    The (none / 0) (#6)
    by FlJoe on Thu May 25, 2017 at 12:14:43 PM EST
    question remains, should the (hopefully) eventual  book/movie be called "The Pathway to Treason" or "The Treasonous Pathway"?

    Here's the Vatican photo of Trump's visit ... (none / 0) (#10)
    by Donald from Hawaii on Thu May 25, 2017 at 02:58:49 PM EST
    ... that I'd like to see.

    Kushner! (none / 0) (#11)
    by FlJoe on Thu May 25, 2017 at 06:10:50 PM EST
    Jared Kushner now a focus in Russia investigation
    Investigators are focusing on a series of meetings held by Jared Kushner, President Trump's son-in-law and an influential White House adviser, as part of their probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and related matters, according to people familiar with the investigation.

    Kushner, who held meetings in December with the Russian ambassador and a banker from Moscow , is being investigated because of the extent and nature of his interactions with the Russians, the people said.

    i could not be happier (none / 0) (#12)
    by CaptHowdy on Thu May 25, 2017 at 06:19:20 PM EST
    look at this guy

    we may finally hear his voice.


    Burning (5.00 / 1) (#13)
    by FlJoe on Thu May 25, 2017 at 06:22:14 PM EST
    bowls of Kush, while watching Kushner burn....bliss.

    John Oliver (5.00 / 1) (#14)
    by CaptHowdy on Thu May 25, 2017 at 06:25:37 PM EST
    Flynn spewing? (none / 0) (#15)
    by Militarytracy on Thu May 25, 2017 at 06:37:16 PM EST
    Trying to save his home and everything he owns because he violated FARA and they can strip him of every single thing he owns, anything he paid his son, everything he has ever touched?

    Kush (none / 0) (#16)
    by CaptHowdy on Thu May 25, 2017 at 06:44:41 PM EST
    has done plenty all by himself to get attention from Mueller and the FBI.

    Kushner (none / 0) (#19)
    by FlJoe on Thu May 25, 2017 at 07:16:05 PM EST
    was a minnow, swimming with Russian sharks. Flynn knew exactly who he was dealing with as did Manafort. In in the end it will be shown that they were all played as rubes by the Russians.

    I don't actually agree (5.00 / 2) (#21)
    by CaptHowdy on Thu May 25, 2017 at 07:31:03 PM EST
    I think Kushner was totally in the league of the sharks.  This guy is most famous as a slumlord.  The idea that he his wife were some elegant compassionate democrats fighting against the craven mean ole capitalists is frankly guffaw worthy.

    It's worth remembering his father was convicted and sent to prison for tax evasion, witness tampering and something else I forget.  He is the scion of a ruthless borderline criminal real estate empire almost as big (bigger?) than Donalds.

    No, Jared is no minnow.


    Nope (none / 0) (#26)
    by FlJoe on Thu May 25, 2017 at 07:59:08 PM EST
    any semi-intelligent bottom feeder with no morals who starts out with an ill gotten inheritance can thrive as a slumlord.

    Dealing with  World class Russian intel is a whole different kettle of fish, pros like Flynn and Comey got played, and frankly the whole IC seemed awfully slow to catch on to the game.

    I do think Kushner is one of the bigger fish in tRump's personal swamp, but like most of the rest of them he has no idea how to work the levers of power.


    I don't think Kushner is clean (none / 0) (#20)
    by Militarytracy on Thu May 25, 2017 at 07:27:42 PM EST
    I just think he thought he could do what he wanted. Flynn should have known better but made insanely stupid mistakes.  Why? How did he even think he'd get away with violating FARA? It's like they all believed they were in a vacuum.

    Kushner is who snuck the Russian Ambassador into Trump Tower, and we have photos of Ivanka hanging out with Putin and girlfriend. The Trump family knows who they've been running with. They just thought they had different rules than the rest of us.


    They (5.00 / 1) (#24)
    by FlJoe on Thu May 25, 2017 at 07:38:20 PM EST
    probably have Kushboy on this
    When Jared Kushner, President Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, sought the top-secret security clearance that would give him access to some of the nation's most closely guarded secrets, he was required to disclose all encounters with foreign government officials over the last seven years.

    But Mr. Kushner did not mention dozens of contacts with foreign leaders or officials in recent months. They include a December meeting with the Russian ambassador, Sergey I. Kislyak, and one with the head of a Russian state-owned bank, Vnesheconombank, arranged at Mr. Kislyak's behest.


    Clean ?? (none / 0) (#22)
    by CaptHowdy on Thu May 25, 2017 at 07:33:35 PM EST
    Pffffft please

    He's the one who, among lots of other things,  had the undisclosed meeting with the semi criminal Russian bank run by FSB operatives.


    I think Flynn (none / 0) (#23)
    by CaptHowdy on Thu May 25, 2017 at 07:37:58 PM EST
    Is the minnow.  Kushner is the key to all the financial stuff.  And that, we have already been told, is where this investigation is going.

    I think Flynn was the minnow too (none / 0) (#25)
    by Militarytracy on Thu May 25, 2017 at 07:47:32 PM EST
    I think he was stunned running with Trump, Kushner, and Erik Prince too though Prince doesn't get much play right now. But Flynn wanted that kind of money. And 500,000 from Turkey was small taters compared to who he was running with.

    I think they're all up to their necks violating sanctions in order to launder Russian money.

    Maybe not Prince since he's fed via the UAE now.


    Seriously (none / 0) (#27)
    by CaptHowdy on Thu May 25, 2017 at 08:04:43 PM EST
    Before this is over I think the most jaded among us will be picking our jaws up off the floor.

    The last thing Trump/Kusnner Inc needed or I think expected is a Special Prosecutor.   I doubt that was ever in the family business plan.  

    It's starting to seem to me the whole "Russian interference in the election" and their involvement in it is becoming a second level problem.  Honestly I begin to doubt there was "collusion" of any consequence.  At least on that issue.  It seems all those strange unexplainable meetings might not have been about that at all but something else entirely.

    About what?  Well thats what we are gonna find out  


    All those dead Russians (5.00 / 2) (#32)
    by Militarytracy on Thu May 25, 2017 at 08:35:54 PM EST
    What is THAT about?

    Agree (none / 0) (#30)
    by Militarytracy on Thu May 25, 2017 at 08:32:38 PM EST
    And he's just a psycho with our allies today. He's 100% nuts for some reason. I've never seen him this crazed.

    buckle up (none / 0) (#31)
    by CaptHowdy on Thu May 25, 2017 at 08:34:58 PM EST
    its downhill from here

    And then we get Pence or Ryan (none / 0) (#36)
    by Militarytracy on Thu May 25, 2017 at 09:28:33 PM EST
    My Gawwwwd

    Totally worth it (none / 0) (#39)
    by CaptHowdy on Thu May 25, 2017 at 09:41:56 PM EST

    I'll have to reconcile that gradually (5.00 / 1) (#40)
    by Militarytracy on Thu May 25, 2017 at 09:47:00 PM EST
    It's like recovering from cancer just so you can suffer 3 years of dysentery.

    That would (none / 0) (#33)
    by Ga6thDem on Thu May 25, 2017 at 08:38:36 PM EST
    be true were it not Cambridge Analytica involved with microtargeting places for Putin to focus on. I think it's going to be both election collusion and undermining and the money laundering RICO. teh NY AG  is probably the one that is going to be toting the load on that because frankly Trump can't pardon anyone for Schneiderman's indictments.

    What you wanna bet that if all this is federal they're all gonna skate 'cause Trump won't hesitate to pardon his entire family.


    I just read a politico story on Jared (5.00 / 1) (#37)
    by Militarytracy on Thu May 25, 2017 at 09:33:52 PM EST
    He's not very good at real estate. He was able to sell 666 5th Avenue though. It was a horrible deal, he overpaid big time. Who bailed him out?

    According to that article Jared is a slick  not overly bright or hardworking little weasel. And he likes to brag about getting phone calls from celebrities, just like his father in law? That's too weird.


    You know (5.00 / 1) (#41)
    by Ga6thDem on Fri May 26, 2017 at 03:58:48 AM EST
    the old saying about women marrying men like their fathers.

    I think I like Mae West's old saying better: (none / 0) (#43)
    by Donald from Hawaii on Fri May 26, 2017 at 05:18:18 PM EST
    "His mother should have thrown him away and kept the stork."

    can you pardon (none / 0) (#34)
    by CaptHowdy on Thu May 25, 2017 at 08:40:19 PM EST
    from maximum securuty?  i dont think so.

    Odds (none / 0) (#35)
    by Ga6thDem on Thu May 25, 2017 at 08:56:28 PM EST
    are Trump is going to be  the last one because unless they dust off the 25A he's either going to have to be impeached or resigns. Either one of those two he can write pardons up until the last minute.

    He'll lose his damn mind though (none / 0) (#38)
    by Militarytracy on Thu May 25, 2017 at 09:39:09 PM EST
    If people around him start going to jail.

    At Politico I also snagged an article on McMaster. They said HR wounded himself too saving Trump, he may never recover in military national security circles. His surrogates know what he did, they understand why he chose to do it, but most think he should not have destroyed himself for Trump. He should have just allowed Trump to eat his own shat.


    Yep (none / 0) (#28)
    by FlJoe on Thu May 25, 2017 at 08:14:03 PM EST
    I see Kushner (with Manafort in the background) running the laundromat, however I still consider Flynn to be the operations guy, iow a honest to God mole.

    It would not be (5.00 / 1) (#42)
    by KeysDan on Fri May 26, 2017 at 02:22:18 PM EST
    surprising if Flynn is still working in the Trump Administration, on the down-low.  That embittered rant presented by Trump at NATO sounded like a Flynn number--an even more frightening alternative is that the speech was written by Putin (who was clever enough to omit the nyet).

    Flynn seems to have (none / 0) (#44)
    by CaptHowdy on Fri May 26, 2017 at 09:10:15 PM EST
    Been telling the truth about one thing at least.

    He has a story to tell.


    Mole, yeah (none / 0) (#29)
    by CaptHowdy on Thu May 25, 2017 at 08:17:48 PM EST
    Perhaps an, at least semi, unwitting one.  Seems like he might have been used by much smarter people in a way that allowed him to continue looking in the mirror and seeing a patriot.

    Not IMO Kushner.  


    They (none / 0) (#18)
    by FlJoe on Thu May 25, 2017 at 07:08:40 PM EST
    probably have Flynn dead to rights on multiple felonies already but he may choose to stonewall, possibly holding out for a pardon and in any case Kushboy is not much of a proffer.