…from Glenn Kirschner, Washington, DC
VT: Kirschner is a 30 year prosecutor with JAG and the DC criminal court systems, who cuts through the political crap of the Senate’s highly redacted findings and applies real criminal law.
[ Editor’s Note: This is a huge blow to Trump, as the report is from the Republican controlled Senate Intel Committee. Trump cannot puff this away with a Tweet.
Donald can try to distract attention from it with his usual diversion tactics, but the countdown has begun to November 3rd, where voters are going to remember what has been reported.
We already had the Postal Service back off its ‘reform’ agenda, so as “not to conflict with the election” due to the huge public outrage. It was a stupid move by Trump and his handlers to attempt the stunt. Expect more bloopers as we go forward.
This Post Office rigging scandal oozes with felony level conspiracy, and a large number of former prosecutors are sharpening their knives to go after all involved in this attack on the vote, to discourage anyone in the future from attempting the same scam.
Glenn has developed an excellent delivery style of the key points in these complex legal cases to help laypersons understand what is going on better, so they can be more informed voters on November 3rd.Even Hillary and ex-CIA director James Woolsey backed letting the spy, Pollard go
That said, the biggest threat to our elections is the ongoing long term threat from the Israeli Lobby and its intelligence apparatus. They have openly influenced US elections by compromising large segments of our political class and leaders in the evangelical community.
No one else in our history has compromised our democracy and security more, to the point that it is hardwired into our system. Our entire law enforcement and Intelligence apparatus have stood down on this threat, considering it something above their pay grade to deal with.
The challenge that faces us now is that, while there is a increasing focus on Trump having been compromised, we have to weave in a new thread challenging the standdown on Israeli operations.
Whatever the Russians may have done pales in significance to what Israeli offensive Intel operations have done. Shame on all those who took the national security oath, but so willingly allowed this to happen under the cheap smokescreen of Israel being an important ally, arguably the offensive intel coup of the century… Jim W. Dean ]
The Senate Intelligence Committee just released Vol. 5 of the report of its investigation into Russian interference – and Trump Campaign complicity – in our 2016 elections. It spans nearly 1000 pages but some of the top line conclusions:
- Paul Manafort coordinated (ok, conspired) with a Russian Intelligence Officer to facilitate Russia’s interference in our elections;
- Trump lied when he told Mueller in written answers that he had no memory of talking with Roger Stone about Wikileaks; and,
- Vladimir Putin personally ordered the Russian efforts to hack the DNC computers and leak the information to hurt Clinton’s campaign.
Barr may try to mischaracterize the committee’s findings, and Trump may start screaming about how the Senate Committee was on a witch hunt. Those claims will ring hollow given that this is a report issued by a Republican majority Senate committee.