Trump called on spy chiefs for help as Mueller probe began

The coverups started early and often:

Two months before special counsel Robert Mueller was appointed in the spring of 2017, President Donald Trump picked up the phone and called the head of the largest U.S. intelligence agency. Trump told Mike Rogers, director of the National Security Agency, that news stories alleging that Trump’s 2016 White House campaign had ties to Russia were false and the president asked whether Rogers could do anything to counter them.

Rogers and his deputy Richard Ledgett, who was present for the call, were taken aback.

Afterward, Ledgett wrote a memo about the conversation and Trump’s request. He and Rogers signed it and stashed it in a safe. Ledgett said it was the “most unusual thing he had experienced in 40 years of government service.”

Momentum for Impeachment Is Picking Up

We won’t stop until you are brought to justice:

Are impeachment hearings inevitable? Since a redacted version of the Mueller reports was released late last week, the talk of impeaching President Donald Trump has picked up steam. And if you watched the Sunday morning news programs, the momentum for impeachment is palpable.

Outright calls to start proceedings that could lead to the ouster of the president have only come from a handful of politicians—no surprise, all Democrats. And, so far, only three Democratic 2020 presidential candidates have clearly stated their desire for Congress to move in that direction: Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and, to a lesser extent, both Julián Castro and Pete Buttigieg.

Teflon Don: how Trump the mafia boss fought the law … and won

Donald Trump is literally the head of an organized crime family. A family of grifters:

Over 448 pages, Mueller does not present Trump as a traitor but does portray him as a serial liar willing to abuse power, shred norms and bend the rule of law in a White House rotten to the core. Amid this culture of malfeasance and mendacity, trusted lieutenants are expected to demonstrate absolute loyalty, up to and including obstructing justice to save the president’s skin.

“He conducts himself like a New Jersey mob boss who is unconcerned about asking the people around him to conduct unethical or legally challenging behaviour,” said Kurt Bardella, former spokesperson and senior adviser for the House oversight and government reform committee. “Truth and accuracy just don’t factor into his thought process at all.

Rudy Giuliani: ‘There’s nothing wrong with taking information from Russians’

Idiot Giuliani is at it again. But defending Donald Trump means having to make contradictory and outrageous statements:

President Donald Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani said while he would have advised the Trump campaign to avoid Russian help, he thought there was nothing wrong with a campaign taking information from Russia.

“There’s nothing wrong with taking information from Russians,” Giuliani said Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union.”

Asked by CNN’s Jake Tapper if he would have taken information from a foreign source, Giuliani said, “I probably wouldn’t.”

“I wasn’t asked,” Giuliani said. “I would have advised, just out of excess of caution, don’t do it.”