Trump golf club fired 12 workers living in the U.S. illegally, lawyer says

Trump knew. And if he didn’t why hasn’t he fired the people who hired the ‘illegals.’:

Two former workers at President Donald Trump’s golf club in Westchester County, New York, said they believe people at the highest levels of the club knew they were hiring workers who were living in the U.S. illegally. They also said they believe Trump must have known.

Twelve people living in the country illegally who worked at Trump National Golf Club were fired earlier this month, workers interviewed by NBC News and their lawyer said Sunday.

Republicans Support Trump’s Treason with Lifting of Sanctions on Russian Oligarch

deripaska-putin-e1548708057852Only 11 Republican Senators voted against of lifting of sanctions against a Russian oligarch. Something the Kremlin had seeking when they helped get Trump into the White House:

The Trump administration has lifted sanctions on three companies, including the aluminum giant Rusal, linked to Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska. Democrats had led a push in Congress to continue the restrictions.

Earlier this month, Senate Republicans blocked an effort to keep the sanctions on Rusal, En+ Group and JSC EuroSibEnergo.

Some lawmakers from both parties have said it is inappropriate to ease sanctions on companies tied to Deripaska, an ally of Russian president Vladimir Putin, while special counsel Robert Mueller investigates whether Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign colluded with Moscow.

Deripaska had ties with Paul Manafort, Trump’s former campaign manager. Manafort pleaded guilty in September 2018 to attempted witness tampering and conspiring against the United States.

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Russia ‘chose’ Trump and then ‘ran him for president’ — and it could destroy him: ex-Israeli spy chief

And we know that Israeli intelligence some of the best in the world:

Tamir Pardo, the former head of Israel’s Mossad intelligence agency, said that Russia “ran” Donald Trump as their preferred candidate in the 2016 elections.

Pardo said at The Marker’s digital conference that Russia examined American politics and decided that Trump was most aligned with their interests.

Trump got the National Enquirer to bury his secrets. Did he do the same with Putin?

Trump has lots of secrets. And it’s destroying him. One way or another:

According to the Associated Press, Pecker kept a safe full of negative stories on Trump. As multiple sources told the AP, “the safe was a great source of power for Pecker. … By keeping celebrities’ embarrassing secrets, the company was able to ingratiate itself with them and ask for favors in return.” A former National Enquirer reporter described the so-called “catch-and-kill” technique to the AP as: “‘I did this for you,’ now what can you do for me.” The Enquirer, he said “always got something in return.”

And Pecker did get something out of the relationship. In addition to flights on Trump’s private plane, Pecker got access to the gossip about the circles Trump inhabited. Trump is reported to have supplied Pecker with information the National Enquirer could turn into juicy stories. Pecker also received public praise from Trump that may have helped him professionally and financially.

Turning Point USA conference: Students told to ‘expose Islam’ on college campus

When Trump gets kicked out of the White House (sometime early 2019) these people will go back under the rocks they crawled out from:

Students attending a conservative conference on Thursday were told they needed to “expose Islam” for the “ugly thing” it is.

The conference was held by Turning Point USA, a conservative advocacy group that has gained significant momentum in the Trump era. Its president and founder, Charlie Kirk, is close friends with Donald Trump Jr. and has met with and been retweeted by President Donald Trump.

Young conservatives attending a Florida conference on Thursday were told they needed to “expose Islam” for the “ugly thing” it is.

Fox & Friends host on Trump: ‘He just refounded ISIS’

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If FOX turns on Trump he’s dead in the water:

“Fox and Friends” host Brian Kilmeade on Friday morning tore into Trump’s other controversial decision this week – to pull U.S. troops out of Syria – and he did it right to the face of Trump’s own press secretary, Sarah Sanders.

Kilmeade even went so far as to say that the president was paving the way for a revitalized Islamic State, also known as ISIS.

“He also is doing exactly what he criticized President [Barack] Obama for doing,” Kilmeade told Sanders. “He said President Obama is the founder of ISIS; he just refounded ISIS, because they have 30,000 men there and they are already striking back with our would-be evacuation. The president is really on the griddle with this.”

William McRaven, Who Led Raid That Killed Bin Laden, Resigns From Pentagon Board After Blasting Donald Trump

A truly honorable soldier:

William McRaven gained fame for leading the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, but now the retired four-star admiral had resigned from a Pentagon advisory board after offering sharp criticism of Donald Trump.

McRaven led U.S. Special Operations Command from 2011 to 2014, taking the lead on the Pakistan raid that left the Al-Qaeda leader dead. Though retired from active service, McRaven continued to serve in an advisory role on the Defense Innovation Board, a group of leaders that advised Pentagon officials. As Defense News reported, McRaven is now gone from that board after offering a very public criticism of Donald Trump’s action toward former leaders who criticize him.