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April 20, 2018

Cohen Drops Lawsuit Against Buzz-feed, Fusion in Connection to "The Dossier"


Cohen dropped the lawsuit about the publication of the "Dossier". Why drop it and why now? This was a publicity case to discredit the dossier's information. Why Now? As time goes by the "Dossier" gains importance and credibility since investigators are being able to put the pieaces together and confirm the information they already got from interviews in Mueller's case and the NY investigation and even senate investigators with what is in the dossier.  The timing also tells you we will soon find out what's in the dossier.  Adam🦊



 Embattled attorney Michael Cohen has dropped a pair of much-touted libel suits against BuzzFeed and the private investigation firm Fusion GPS over publication of the so-called dossier detailing alleged ties between President Donald Trump and Russia.

Cohen abandoned the suits late Wednesday as he continues to fight to recover documents and electronic files seized from his home, office and hotel room last week by federal authorities as part of what appears to be a broad criminal investigation into his conduct.


"The decision to voluntarily discontinue these cases was a difficult one," Cohen's attorney David Schwartz said. "We believe the defendants defamed my client, and vindicating Mr. Cohen’s rights was — and still remains — important. But given the events that have unfolded, and the time, attention, and resources needed to prosecute these matters, we have dismissed the matters, despite their merits."

The dossier claims that Cohen met with Russian operatives somewhere in Europe, including Prague, to attend a meeting to “clean up the mess” created by public disclosures of other Trump associates’ reported ties to Russia. 

Cohen denied the Prague meeting occurred.

In statements, both BuzzFeed and Fusion GPS said the suit was without merit.

"If there's one thing Democrats and Republicans agree on today, it's that the dossier was an important part of the government's investigation into potential collusion between the Trump Campaign and Russia," BuzzFeed News said in a statement. 

In a separate statement, Fusion GPS said: "With his decision, it appears that Mr. Cohen can now focus on his many other legal travails.”

Dropping the suits could help Cohen avoid being questioned by lawyers from Fusion GPS or having to turn over evidence related to the case — both steps that could undercut his defense in the criminal probe.

The move could also bolster Cohen's effort to delay a suit brought in Los Angeles by porn star Stormy Daniels, who claims to have had a sexual encounter with Trump about a decade ago. It could have been difficult for Cohen to convince that judge to put Daniels' case on hold while Cohen continued to press civil suits in other federal courts.



January 15, 2018

GOP Sen. Flake Will Denounce Trump's Media War as Stalinist and Russian Like


"Without The Free Media, We Will be The worse of Nations, having unchecked power and the truth as sold by Politicians" Politicians lie. Who is going to keep them with fear that their lies could be uncovered? 🦊


 
WASHINGTON — Sen. Jeff Flake is planning to slam President Donald Trump attacks on the press on the Senate floor this week in a speech that will compare the president's use of the term "enemy of the people" to describe the media to Soviet dictator Josef Stalin. 
"When a figure in power reflexively calls any press that doesn't suit him ‘fake news,’ it is that person who should be the figure of suspicion, not the press," Flake, R-Ariz., will say, according to excerpts of the speech provided to NBC News. 
Trump called the media the "enemy of the people" in a February tweet. "The FAKE NEWS media (failing @nytimes, @NBCNews, @ABC, @CBS, @CNN) is not my enemy, it is the enemy of the American People!" the president wrote on Twitter.  
The FAKE NEWS media (failing @nytimes, @NBCNews, @ABC, @CBS, @CNN) is not my enemy, it is the enemy of the American People!

"Mr. President, it is a testament to the condition of our democracy that our own president uses words infamously spoken by Josef Stalin to describe his enemies," Flake plans to say in the Senate remarks. 
"It bears noting that so fraught with malice was the phrase 'enemy of the people,' that even (later Soviet leader) Nikita Khrushchev forbad its use, telling the Soviet Communist Party that the phrase had been introduced by Stalin to for the purpose of 'annihilating such individuals' who disagreed with the supreme leader," Flake will say. 
"This alone should be a source of great shame for us in this body, especially those of us in the president's party. For they are shameful and repulsive statements." 
The speech from one of Trump's fiercest Republican critics comes as the president has promoted his "Fake News Awards" on Twitter, saying that the awards, expected to be on Wednesday, will go to "the most corrupt & biased of the Mainstream Media." 
Image: Jeff Flake (R-AZ) Announces He Will Not Seek Re-Election And Rebukes President Trump In Senate Chamber Speech
Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill after announcing he will not seek re-election October 24, 2017 in Washington. Win McNamee / Getty Images
Since the 2016 election, Flake has emerged as a sharp critic of Trump, writing a book challenging the president earlier this year. 
Flake, who is not running for re-election, explained his rationale for the upcoming Senate speech in an interview with NBC News' Kasie Hunt for Sunday night's "Kasie DC" on MSNBC, urging fellow GOP lawmakers to resist the temptation to "retreat into camps" when dealing with Trump. 
"What I'm trying to do with this speech is basically trying to nudge the president back where I think that we, as elected officials, ought to be. And I think that that's a role that I should have as a member of the Senate," Flake told Hunt in the interview. 
"We have a balance of power, separated powers here. We shouldn't all be afraid to criticize the president when we think he's wrong," he added. 
 Sen. Flake meets with Mitt Romney, says 'Run, Mitt, run' 0:50
In the Senate speech, Flake plans to label Trump's attacks on the press as "unprecedented" and "unwarranted." 
"2017 was a year which saw the truth — objective, empirical, evidence-based truth — more battered and abused than any other time in the history of our country, at the hands of the most powerful figure in our government," Flake will say, according to the excerpts. 
In an interview with Hunt, Flake reiterated his opposition to labeling the media the "enemy of the people." 
"I don't think that we should be using the phrase that's been rejected as too loaded by a Soviet dictator," Flake said. 
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November 13, 2017

Jarred Kushner, in Charge of Peace in the Middle East /Wants 20% of CNN Staff Gone! Сначала русский


Trump War on The Media.  America First, Unless is Russia, Then Putin is ...Сначала русский
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I guess since Jarred Kushner is married to the daughter he can fire anyone in any major company Dad doesn't like. I wonder How he is going to hold off in front of Special Counsel?

Senior White House adviser and President Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner reportedly told executives at Time Warner that 20 percent of CNN’s staff should be fired in the wake of the 2016 election over their coverage.
Kushner made the comments to executive Gary Ginsberg earlier this year, telling the Time Warner manager that he should fire the journalists at CNN because their analysis of last year’s election was so poor.  
A White House official told the Wall Street Journal Kushner had been joking when he made the comment. However, sources at Time Warner said the remark “wasn’t taken lightly.” Ginsberg went on to say there was no situation in which Time Warner would consider following through.  
The Trump Administration’s relationship with the media and particularly with CNN has come under close scrutiny as the government reviews Time Warner’s pending sale to AT&T.
Reports claimed the White House wanted CNN sold as a condition of the merger. However, the Justice Department said the sale of the news outlet from the combined company was offered by AT&T to get the government's approval.

 Jared Kushner sits behind U.S. President Donald Trump during a cabinet meeting at the White House in Washington, U.S., November 1, 2017; the White House Senior adviser has reportedly said 20 percent of CNN's reporters should be fired. REUTERS 
Wall Street insiders are reportedly speculating that the conflict between President Trump and CNN could be influencing the decision, while sources in the government reject this characterization of events, according to Trump administration insiders. AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson Thursday denied reports the Justice Department wanted CNN sold as a condition for the merger.
Over the course of the last year, since Trump’s election, and beyond into his campaign to the White House, the administration has openly confronted CNN, criticizing what it has referred to as CNN’s unfair treatment of the president.
According to the Wall Street Journal, the two sides have attempted to quell the ongoing friction between both camps but meetings over the issue have only resulted in brief lulls and hostilities have inevitably flared once again.
At the start of his presidential campaign, Trump was on good terms with CNN. However, following his June 2016 sacking of Corey Lewandowski, the relationship became increasingly frayed. Kushner, in particular, was angry with CNN’s reporting, calling CNN's president Jeff Zucker to accuse the channel of bias in relation to a New York speech Trump gave. Kushner said CNN’s fact-checking had been poor but Zucker defended the reporting.
In July 2016, Trump called Ginsberg to personally decry the coverage. By the end of the month, his campaign’s boycott of CNN had begun. When the AT&T-Time Warner merger was announced towards the end of the campaign, Trump said he would not approve it. “AT&T is buying Time Warner, and thus CNN, a deal we will not approve in my administration because it’s too much concentration of power in the hands of too few,” he said.

BY  /Newsweek


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