Fiona Hill says that if Trump runs again in 2024 and wins, ‘democracy’s done’

Fiona Hill told Politico that “democracy’s done” if Trump wins in 2024. She added that his victory would be built “on the back of a lie” and a “fiction” about the 2020 election. Hill described Trump as a national security and counterintelligence risk in her new book. The former top Russia expert from the TrumpContinue reading “Fiona Hill says that if Trump runs again in 2024 and wins, ‘democracy’s done’”

A Pentagon official said he resigned because US cybersecurity is no match for China, calling it ‘kindergarten level’

Nicolas Chaillan served as the US Air Force’s software chief and worked on Pentagon security. He quit in September and told the Financial Times last week that the US was far behind China on AI. “We have no competing fighting chance against China in fifteen to twenty years,” he said. A senior cybersecurity official at the PentagonContinue reading “A Pentagon official said he resigned because US cybersecurity is no match for China, calling it ‘kindergarten level’”

Brazil hospital chain hid COVID-19 deaths, whistleblowers’ lawyer tells Senate

A Brazilian hospital chain tested unproven drugs on elderly COVID-19 patients without their knowledge as part of an effort to validate President Jair Bolsonaro’s preferred ‘miracle cure,’ a lawyer for whistleblowing doctors told senators on Tuesday. At least nine people died of COVID-19 during the trials at the Prevent Senior hospital chain from March toContinue reading “Brazil hospital chain hid COVID-19 deaths, whistleblowers’ lawyer tells Senate”

US attorney tells Senate he resigned before Trump could fire him for refusing to back Georgia election lies

On Wednesday, The New York Times reported that Byung Pak, a former U.S. Attorney for Atlanta, told the Senate Judiciary Committee that he resigned to avoid being fired by President Donald Trump for refusing to endorse his claims that there was extensive voter fraud in Georgia. “While he did not discuss Mr. Trump’s role in his decision toContinue reading “US attorney tells Senate he resigned before Trump could fire him for refusing to back Georgia election lies”

Follow the money: Understanding the deep roots of Donald Trump’s coup attempt

It sure looks as if Jan. 6, and the entire Trump presidency, were planned and funded by oligarchs in the shadows Donald Trump and his allies and followers were involved in a conspiracy against American democracy, the Constitution, the general welfare and the rule of law. Trump may have been president by title, but not in spirit orContinue reading “Follow the money: Understanding the deep roots of Donald Trump’s coup attempt”

Trump’s acting attorney general revealed ‘frightening’ activity at Justice Department, Senate Judiciary chair says

Senate Judiciary Chairman Dick Durbin said August 8 that former acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen revealed in testimony this weekend “frightening” information about what had occurred at the Justice Department during the waning days of the Trump administration. Senate Judiciary Chairman Dick Durbin said Sunday that former acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen revealed in testimony thisContinue reading “Trump’s acting attorney general revealed ‘frightening’ activity at Justice Department, Senate Judiciary chair says”

Let’s talk about executive privilege and Trump – Beau of the Fifth Column

Documents Show Ivanka Trump Didn’t Testify Accurately in Inauguration Scandal Case

She said she played no role in planning inaugural events. These records suggest otherwise. The Trump family has trouble with depositions. In 2007 testimony, Donald Trump was repeatedly shown to be a liar. In February, Donald Trump Jr. was deposed in the Trump inauguration scandal lawsuit, and on several key points, under oath, he provided false testimony. AContinue reading “Documents Show Ivanka Trump Didn’t Testify Accurately in Inauguration Scandal Case”

‘Crazy s–t’: White House lawyer says Trump told him to mislead Mueller despite likely criminality

Former President Donald Trump ordered his top White House attorney to issue a false statement at the height of the Mueller investigation even though he knew the lying could carry criminal consequences for both of them, according to newly unearthed congressional testimony. Donald McGahn, who served as Trump’s first White House counsel, told members ofContinue reading “‘Crazy s–t’: White House lawyer says Trump told him to mislead Mueller despite likely criminality”

A New Giuliani Tape Shows a Key Witness Didn’t Testify Accurately in the First Trump Impeachment

Kurt Volker said he didn’t know Trump wanted Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Biden. New audio indicates he did. The testimony of a key witness in Donald Trump’s first impeachment trial is under new scrutiny by the House Intelligence Committee following a report this week that undercuts the veracity of his claim that heContinue reading “A New Giuliani Tape Shows a Key Witness Didn’t Testify Accurately in the First Trump Impeachment”

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