Under the leadership of former Obama official Tom Perez, a new FEC report reveals the DNC finished the month of June $3.3 million in debt ( Per the FEC ). In contrast, the RNC raised a whopping $13.4 million in June with zero debt. Even George Soros has only given $33,900 to the DNC in 2017, but he poured millions of dollars into the Democratic Party in 2016.
The Observer reported:
DNC Chair Tom Perez recently sent out a fundraising email to supporters claiming, “I know garbage when I see it,” citing that he once worked on a dump truck. It’s ironic that he referred to the GOP health care bill as a “flaming dumpster fire” because he has been presiding over the disaster that is the Democratic National Committee. The organization reported that May 2017 was its worst fundraising month since the Iraq War in 2003, and April 2017 was its worst fundraising month since 2009. In May, the DNC also reported that it has $1.9 million in debt. Despite the fact that former Secretary of Labor Tom Perez was recruited by Barack Obama to appease the party’s donors, lobbyists and PACs, even they have refused to prop up the failing brand.
Not approving of the strategies laid out at a retreat for donors in January 2017, billionaires Mark Pincus and Reid Hoffman started their own political organization, Win the Future. As donors are increasingly tired of seeing their investments go to waste, many have started their own funds or used their access to take over leadership positions themselves—such as Florida billionaire donor Stephen Bittel did to become the Florida Democratic Party chair earlier this year. Democratic billionaire J.B. Pritzker is running for governor of Illinois, and billionaire Tom Steyer is debating running for governor of California. Haim Saban and James Simons poured millions into Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, but they have yet to be listed by the FEC as DNC donors in 2017. Additionally, George Soros has only given $33,900 to the DNC in 2017, but he poured millions of dollars into the Democratic Party in 2016.
In contrast, the RNC raised a whopping $13.4 million in June.
From The Hill:
The Republican National Committee (RNC) raised a record $13.4 million in June, bringing its total 2017 fundraising to $75.3 million.
In a release provided first to The Hill, the RNC announced another strong monthly haul and has $44.7 million in the bank. It’s the most the RNC has raised in June of a nonpresidential year.
RNC Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel credited the record fundraising to the committee’s “loyal network of grassroots donors” due to their support for President Trump and the GOP’s agenda.
“Because of the generous contributions, the RNC will continue to promote conservative values while bolstering our efforts to support, defend, and elect more Republicans,” McDaniel said in a statement.
- “Muller has behaved in an extremely unprofessional way by having a deck stacked with so many left-wing Democrats and big time Hillary contributors. That is not the way to run an impartial probe. And there shouldn’t be a special prosecutor in the first place.”
- It basically gives him a license to hunt and kill — not literally kill, but hunt and kill politically President Trump.”
Thursday on the Fox Business Network, former Nixon and Ford speechwriter, actor and author Ben Stein said special counsel Robert Mueller wanted to “kill the political career and maybe take away the freedom” of President Donald Trump.
Stein said, “I think he wants Jeff Sessions to resign I think he wants him to be gone, and I think he wants to then fire the special prosecutor. Look, he has got a whole bunch of buzzards and other carrion animals looking over his shoulder. They want to kill him. I mean, Mr. Muller. I’m sure he’s a fine human being in many ways, but he’s got that job because he wants to kill the political career and maybe take away the freedom of President Trump. He’s not there for any other reason. Nobody takes that job then hires 20 or 30 high-level Democrat prosecutors, unless he’s out to get the president. He’s going to get rid of him eventually. He’s going to have to get rid of Sessions. The whole idea of having a special prosecutor this early when there’s no crime, nothing bad has happened.”
He continued, “Muller has behaved in an extremely unprofessional way by having a deck stacked with so many left-wing Democrats and big time Hillary contributors. That is not the way to run an impartial probe. And there shouldn’t be a special prosecutor in the first place.”
He added, “It’s too broad a mandate. It basically gives him a license to hunt and kill — not literally kill, but hunt and kill politically President Trump.”
LIMBAUGH: Trump should fire Robert Mueller and pardon everyone he’s investigating in order to end probe
- One way to end Robert Mueller probe is just pardon everybody that Mueller is investigating
- Trump could also shut it down by firing Mueller
- The firing of James Comey is what has led here to a special counsel. But there’s no crime. And I am not making this up. With no underlying crime, there’s really no reason for a special counsel. But, as we know, Mueller is already an eager beaver. He’s at it. He’s hiring all these liberal Democrat lawyers and investigators.
Mueller’s out-of-control investigation that is obviously a political opposition research program underway with all the liberal Democrats supporting Obama and had Hillary that Mueller has hired. And the no parameters and the wide open playing field, they go anywhere back in time to any point they want. There’s no limits on them.
And one way Trump could shut it down, there’s speculation, why don’t you just fire Mueller? And our good buddies at National Review Online, which, for the most part, are Never Trumpers, are now wagering on the odds that Trump will fire Mueller. And some of them are saying it’s a hundred percent, others say 70%, some say 50%.
One way to end this is just pardon everybody that Mueller is investigating. Right now. Just pardon them. It would shut down the investigation. If there’s not going to be any punishment, whatever charges are brought eventually, if allegations are made, they’ve been prepardoned here. It’d be one way of shutting it down.
If Trump were to fire Mueller — and believe me, the conventional wisdom is that he’s going to at some point because — one thing, Mr. Snerdley, we’d all have to agree here. Trump ran for president for a whole bunch of reasons, but I think it’s probably safe to say that the one thing Trump did not want to happen is because he wins the presidency, there now begins an open-ended investigation of his entire business life.
There is no way that Donald Trump is gonna sit here and put up with that. That’s not why he did this. And that’s why learned experts are engaging in taking odds on how long it is before Mueller gets fired. And there are ways, folks, of getting there before that kind of drastic step, either firing Mueller or pardoning everybody that might be involved.
Witch hunt special counsel Robert Mueller’s law firm made 99.81% of its presidential campaign donations to Hillary Clinton – and made sure his legal team are Obamaites and Clintonites.
Newt Gingrich: “The Mueller investigation has so many conflicts of interest, it’s almost an absurdity. The law firm he comes from gave 99.81 percent of its donations to Hillary Clinton last year. That’s right, .19 of 1 percent went to Donald Trump. The people he has been hiring are all anti-Trump lawyers, several of them have very bad records of hiding information from the defense and one case was rebuked by the Supreme Court in a 9-0 vote. It’s hard to understand why he would assemble such a team unless it was a deliberate effort to go after the President and the President’s team.”
Business Insider reports:
Gingrich posted his tweets after The Washington Post reported Wednesday night that Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russian officials now expanded to include a probe into whether Trump committed obstruction of justice with his firing of former FBI Director James Comey last month.
Mueller is also seeking proof of whether Trump associates committed financial crimes.
“Should now be clear Mueller is the ‘anti-Trump special counsel,’” Gingrich tweeted.
The former House speaker wrote that Mueller “is setting up a dragnet of obstruction, financial questions and every aspect of Trump’s life and his associates lives.”
“Very dangerous,” he wrote, saying it’s clear following the Post’s story that Mueller is “the tip of the deep state spear aimed at destroying or at a minimum undermining and crippling the Trump presidency.”
“The brazen redefinition of Mueller’s task tells you how arrogant the deep state is and how confident it is it can get away with anything,” he added.
- Trump’s lawyers and aides are scouring the professional and political backgrounds of 15 investigators hired by the special counsel Robert S. Mueller III, looking for conflicts of interest they could use to discredit the investigation — or even build a case to fire Mr. Mueller or get some members of his team recused, according to three people with knowledge of the research effort.
In a New York Times interview, President Trump warned Mueller would be crossing a red line if his family’s finances were probed after Bloomberg came out with a report outlining Mueller’s plan to investigation the Trump Organization.
The Washington Post now claims that President Trump’s legal team are exploring ways to “scale back” Mueller’s investigation. Trump’s team are now digging up dirt on Mueller’s attorneys
Unless Trump will remove all the Democrat snakes around him, he will continue to face fabricated scandals left and right. Democrats have been in bed with the Russians and the Soviets for decades and yet here’s Trump being accused of what the Democrats have been doing since Russia became communist in 1917.
As per the Washington Post:
Some of President Trump’s lawyers are exploring ways to limit or undercut special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s Russia investigation, building a case against what they allege are his conflicts of interest and discussing the president’s authority to grant pardons, according to people familiar with the effort.
Trump has asked his advisers about his power to pardon aides, family members and even himself in connection with the probe, according to one of those people. A second person said Trump’s lawyers have been discussing the president’s pardoning powers among themselves.
Trump’s legal team declined to comment on the issue. But one adviser said the president has simply expressed a curiosity in understanding the reach of his pardoning authority, as well as the limits of Mueller’s investigation.
“This is not in the context of, ‘I can’t wait to pardon myself,” a close adviser said.
With the Russia investigation continuing to widen, Trump’s lawyers are working to corral the probe and question the propriety of the special counsel’s work. They are actively compiling a list of Mueller’s alleged potential conflicts of interest, which they say could serve as a way to stymie his work, according to several of Trump’s legal advisers.
A conflict of interest is one of the possible grounds that can be cited by an attorney general to remove a special counsel from office under Justice Department regulations that set rules for the job.
Per The New York Times:
President Trump’s lawyers and aides are scouring the professional and political backgrounds of investigators hired by the special counsel Robert S. Mueller III, looking for conflicts of interest they could use to discredit the investigation — or even build a case to fire Mr. Mueller or get some members of his team recused, according to three people with knowledge of the research effort.
The search for potential conflicts is wide-ranging. It includes scrutinizing donations to Democratic candidates, investigators’ past clients and Mr. Mueller’s relationship with James B. Comey, whose firing as F.B.I. director is part of the special counsel’s investigation.
NPR is a look at the 13 out of 15 attorneys Mueller hired who will investigate Trump.
The Gateway Pundit researched the attorneys earlier today:
- Rush Atkinson, an attorney on detail from the Criminal Division’s Fraud Section at the Department of Justice
— Donated $200 to Clinton in 2016
- Peter Carr – DOJ spokesman under Barack Obama.
- Andrew Goldstein, a public corruption prosecutor on detail from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Southern District of New York
— Worked under Trump-basher Preet Bharara in the liberal New York southern district.
- Adam Jed, an appellate attorney on detail from DOJ’s Civil Division.
— Defended Obamacare at the DOJ.
- Rober Mueller – Special Counsel Team leader.— Best friend to fired leaker James Comey.
- Lisa Page, an attorney on detail from the FBI’s Office of the General Counsel and a former trial attorney with the Criminal Division’s Organized Crime and Gang Section
— Investigated Ukrainian oligarch Dmitry Firtash, a one-time business partner of former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, at the DOJ.
- Elizabeth Prelogar, an appellate attorney on detail from the Office of the Solicitor General.
–Fluent in Russian; former law clerk to Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Elena Kagan.
- James Quarles, a former partner at WilmerHale and a former assistant special prosecutor for the Watergate Special Prosecution Force.
–Former assistant special prosecutor on the Watergate Special Prosecution Force.
- Jeannie Rhee, a former partner at WilmerHale who has served in the Office of Legal Counsel at DOJ and as an assistant U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia.
— Rhee is a Clinton Foundation Lawyer and former Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Office of Legal Counsel under Barack Obama.
- Brandon Van Grack, an attorney on detail from the Justice Department’s National Security Division.
— Led a grand jury inquiry in Northern Virginia scrutinizing former Trump associate Michael Flynn’s foreign lobbying.
- Andrew Weissmann, who is on detail from the Criminal Division’s Fraud Section and who has served as general counsel at the FBI and as an assistant U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of New York.
— Weissmann donated $2,300 to the Obama Victory Fund in 2008, $2,000 to the DNC in 2006 and at least $2,300 to the Clinton campaign in 2007.
- Aaron Zebley, a former partner at WilmerHale who has previously served with Mueller at the FBI and has served as an assistant U.S. attorney in the Eastern District of Virginia.
— Worked with Robert Mueller at the WilmerHale firm.
Really? For someone with brain cancer, Sen. John McCain has time to hit President Trump for defunding CIA program training ISIS-linked Syrian rebels.
John McCain tweets:
“Reports admin ending prgm to assist Syrian opposition irresponsible, short-sighted& plays into Russia, Assad’s hands”
McCain is under probe right now for sharing with media the fake Russian dossier and we can already predict the compassion McCain is going to get, meaning he would be excuse from geoing through real investigation from now on because of his disease. In the meantime, don’t expect Never-Trumper McCain to stop provoking Trump into answering his tweets.
- “When he brought it to me, I said this is really, made-up junk,” Trump said, denying the contents of the dossier. “I didn’t think about any of it. I just thought about man, this is such a phony deal.”
- James Comey alerted Trump because ‘the media was about to publicly report the material’
( Daily Caller ) President Donald Trump accused former FBI director James Comey of trying to use an infamous dossier as leverage against him.
In a New York Times interview published Wednesday, Trump recalled Comey first telling him about the dossier, which contained allegations about indecent behavior supposedly performed by Trump while visiting Moscow.
Trump explained that two weeks before his inauguration, Comey pulled him aside after an intelligence briefing at Trump Tower and informed him about the dossier.
Trump believes now that Comey sharing the document with him was meant as an implicit threat.
“In my opinion, he shared it so that I would think he had it out there,” Trump said. When asked if he meant as leverage, Trump replied, “Yeah I think so. In retrospect.”
The FBI was not able to corroborate the vulgar claims made in the dossier, which was compiled by a British spy.
“When he brought it to me, I said this is really, made-up junk,” Trump said, denying the contents of the dossier. “I didn’t think about any of it. I just thought about man, this is such a phony deal.”
Comey explained the reasoning behind alerting Trump to the material during his June 8 testimony in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee.
“The IC leadership thought it important, for a variety of reasons, to alert the incoming President to the existence of this material, even though it was salacious and unverified,” Comey’s prepared remarks said.
“Among those reasons were: (1) we knew the media was about to publicly report the material and we believed the IC should not keep knowledge of the material and its imminent release from the President-Elect; and (2) to the extent there was some effort to compromise an incoming President, we could blunt any such effort with a defensive briefing,” he explained.
Read more: Trump Sensed Dossier Threat From James Comey