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Trump’s UK, D-Day Week overshadowed startling news from his administration!

“The Beachhead…” June 4, 2019.
Credit: Jack Ohman, Sacramento Bee

  • “What the Mueller Report Actually Said”

“The special counsel pointed back to the words of his report. Here are its key findings.”

“But the words of the report are damning.

“‘The Russian government interfered in the 2016 presidential election in sweeping and systematic fashion,’ Mueller wrote. This help ‘favored presidential candidate Donald J. Trump and disparaged presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.’

“The Trump campaign ‘expected it would benefit electorally from information stolen and released through Russian efforts,’ and it ‘welcomed’ this help,” by David Frum, The Atlantic. Read more

* “Barr and Mueller throw shade at each other as impeachment looms: Are we a nation of laws or an empire?”

“Mueller bears witness: His dispute with Barr is a turning point on the road to impeachment,” by Heather Digby Parton, Salon Magazine. Read more

  • “Child porn charges for Trump-tied Mueller witness raise questions”

“Rachel Maddow reports on the disturbing criminal past of George Nader as well as his unnerving influence within the Trump White House, and his crucial role as a witness in the Mueller report, all leading to bewildering (if not entirely surprising) child pornography charges filed against him today [June 3rd],” on MSNBC. Read more

* Trump’s transportation secretary used her profile to help her family’s business interests in China, NYT reports”

“Elaine Chao, the transportation secretary, oversees the American maritime industry. [HER HUSBAND IS MITCH MCCONNELL!!!!!!!!!!] Her family’s shipping company, Foremost Group, has deep ties to the Chinese elite.CreditCreditTom Brenner for The New York Times

“According to an NYT investigation, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao has “repeatedly used her connections and celebrity status in China to boost the profile” of her family’s shipping company. This has resulted in the company seeking benefits from the expansive industrial policies in Beijing.” Read more

* “Fox News leads the major TV networks in broadcasting lies, but that doesn’t mean CNN or MSNBC are far behind.”

“Analysis of Fox News suggests that the TV news network is a leader in lying to the American public, beating out CNN and MSNBC for the amount of falsehoods broadcasted,” by MintPress News Desk. Read more

* “Trump administration is responsible for the largest reduction in protected land in US history, study finds”

By Jen Christensen, CNN. Read more

* “Manufacturing falls to lowest level of Trump presidency; tariffs take the blame”

“Factory output hits three-year low, thanks to erratic tariff policy and ‘president who understands very little,'” by Igor Derysh, Salon Magazine. Read more

* “Trump admin tells U.S. embassies they can’t fly pride flag on flagpoles”

“The administration is rejecting requests from U.S. embassies to fly the rainbow flag on flagpoles during June, LGBTQ Pride Month, say 3 U.S. diplomats,” by Josh Lederman, NBC News. Read more

* “White House blocked intelligence agency’s written testimony saying climate change could be ‘possibly catastrophic’”

By Juliet Eilperin, Josh Dawsey, Brady Dennis, Washington Post. Read more

* “Trump promised to put ‘American truckers first.’ Drivers say he hasn’t delivered.”

“Republican-led changes to the tax law have left some truckers feeling especially pinched,” by Morgan Radford and Aaron Franco, NBC News. Read more

  • “Ignoring scandals, Trump says he’s assembled ‘one of the finest cabinets’ [Loaded with scandals] By Steve Benen, MSNBC News. Read more
  • Lawrence O’Donnell on Trump’s 1st Amendment attacks on the media! Click here

Posted by Steve on June 9, 2019 at 12:01 am | Permalink

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