[DailyWire] Special counsel Robert Mueller and federal prosecutors in the Southern District of New York filed sentencing memos for President Trump’s longtime personal lawyer Michael Cohen on Friday. Despite Cohen’s cooperation with the special counsel investigation, prosecutors recommended the disgraced lawyer serve 51 to 63 months in prison.
President Trump’s opponents, who eagerly awaited the memos as #MuellerFriday trended on Twitter for hours ahead of the filings, are likely to be disappointed with their findings. The Southern District linked Trump to Cohen’s payments to women who claimed to have had an affair with the president, concluding, "Cohen himself has now admitted, with respect to both payments, he acted in coordination with and at the direction of Individual-1 [Donald Trump]." However, even this implied violation of campaign finance law rings hollow after prosecutors failed to convict ex-Senator John Edwards on a far clearer cut version of this charge in 2012, to say nothing of Trump's long history of similar payouts to women, making it difficult to prove these were campaign-specific and not just business-as-usual at the Trump Organization.
The special counsel’s sentencing memo for Michael Cohen proved even more disappointing for the collusion crowd. Mueller writes:
"In marked contrast, though, when it was discovered that Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign was guilty of violations involving nearly $2 million – an amount that dwarfs the $280,000 in Cohen’s case – the Obama Justice Department decided not to prosecute. Instead, the matter was quietly disposed of by a $375,000 fine by the Federal Election Commission." (Andrew McCarthy article).
First, Stormy Daniels said she didn't have a fling with DJT and then she said she did when there was a promise of more money. The MSM jumps to the conclusion these were true without proof just to try to take down Trump. It's not uncommon for celebrities with money to pay off nuisance claims just to make them go away and stay out of court whether true or not.
The other day I saw on Facebook a vocal Trump-hater crowing that Democrat control of the House means that he will be impeached. Her response to the fact that nothing had come to the Clinton impeachment in the Senate was that President Nixon had resigned in shame when faced with the same situation.
So that’s the newest ridiculous hope: Donald J. Trump will be so ashamed at being impeached by people who hate him that he will quietly slink away, never to be seen again.
Her response to the fact that nothing had come to the Clinton impeachment in the Senate was that President Nixon had resigned in shame when faced with the same situation.
Selective partisan blindness to the context of those times. The the 70's were still in the Cold War could go "hot" without warning. The adults in the Senate, Democrats and Republicans, told Nixon that he needed to step down for the common good. If Nixon resigned and went quietly then he would be immediately given Amnesty.... Shame? Nixon, hardly...
The Lion's Gate
On The Front Lines Of The Six Day War
If you, dear reader, are familiar with Pressfield's previous works, the cover boasts him as the author of Gates of Fire. I have read that book, it is a good book.
This book is nothing like it. The Lion's Gate is a collection of the personal stories of various participants from the Israeli side of the Six Day War.
And I found it fantastic. Unfortunately, with personal narrative stories I will again keep book quotations at a minimum so as to not give away the narrative.
My brother Shmulik is commander of the 7th Armored Brigade. He's a colonel, thirty-seven years old. He has been called "Young Rommel." He likes that. My friend Yannush Ben-Gal was the brigade's chief operations officer, but he and my brother got into a fight and my brother fired him.
I took Yannush's place. Not because I am a trained operations officer. I'm the only one who can get along with my brother.
Yoel Gorodish is senior operations officer of the 7th Armored Brigade.
The passage goes on to describe the situation and duties of Yoel. The italics are introductions to, and throughout the book reminders of, who the participants are, a very nice feature.
The story is fast paced, especially if the reader can suspend knowledge of the outcome. The participants are keenly aware of this fact as they recollect with rather astonishing detail.
Syrian radio is reporting that Kuneitra has fallen. This report will turn out to be premature. But our radio intelligence guys in Tel Aviv jump on the opportunity and rebroadcast the piece over and over.
Who knows? Maybe it will scare more of the enemy into packing up.
A good reader with a block of time will likely finish this book in an afternoon — not a slight on the book, just how well it reads. There are pictures and photographs to illustrate situations and how young the participants were. Except for one, the stories are all personal interviews conducted by Mr. Pressfield. All are outlined in the preface, which is required reading.
Link is to Amazon for the Hardback edition. For most people, a personal narrative story is read once and shelved, unless, like in my case, gifted to another reader. Something to consider if/when purchasing.
[Daily Caller] The prayer was give before an enormous crowd in Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. The audience was composed of Midshipmen of the Navy, West Point cadets and other assembled active duty and military veterans.
The neutral site of Philadelphia plays host to the 119th football game between the two oldest branches of the armed forces.
The game also featured a tribute to the late Navy veteran, former President George H.W. Bush.
[Jpost] Egypt’s Christian community faces dangers that most other Egyptians needn’t fear. Threats of violence during church services, attacks on buses filled with innocent pilgrims and their children, and assaults on successful Christian businesses happen all too frequently.
But only occasionally do they appear in the Western media.
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.