Trump opens to Russia: "We’re the most powerful nation, they’re a very powerful nation. Why would we not be dealing with each other?" - [PEACE]

Zenaan Harkness zen at
Thu May 7 18:13:20 PDT 2020

On Fri, May 08, 2020 at 10:09:40AM +1000, Zenaan Harkness wrote:
> For the first time in his USA presidency, and in the wake of the Schiff hitting the fan, Donald Trump is finally permitted to open dialog (and improve bilateral relations) with Russia and Vladimir Putin.
>    Trump Says Told Putin [it is now] 'Appropriate Time' to Improve US-Russia Relations
>       .. "They’re a very important nation. We’re the most powerful nation, they’re a very powerful nation. Why would we not be dealing with each other? But the Russia hoax is absolute dishonest hoax, made it very difficult for our nation and their nation to deal and we discussed that. I said it's a very appropriate time because things are falling out now and coming in line showing what a hoax this whole investigation was," Trump told reporters at the White House.
>       Trump was referring to the latest development related to the Russia probe. Earlier on Thursday, the US Justice Department announced it was dropping criminal charges against former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. ...

This is a classic example on why, if you use lawyers, you owe it to yourself to INSIST on receiving COPIES of ALL DOCUMENTS (and discovery) in your court case:

   What Are They Hiding?! Flynn Legal Team Order Former Lawyers Hand Over Case Docs

      .. The Mueller Gang Had A Secret Deal With Flynn's Covington Attorneys
      After Years of Hiding Emails From ⁦@GenFlynn⁩
      Covington Law Firm Where Holder #ObamasWingman Is A Partner
      SUDDENLY Discovers Thousands of Documents
      — Dr. Marty Fox 🇺🇸 (@DrMartyFox) April 29, 2020

      On 4th May, Covington filed a notice of compliance with the court order, “full of lame excuses and obfuscations for its unilateral determination not to comply” with the court’s order.

      “Despite its purported compliance, Covington’s submission is rife with admissions it has not complied and will not comply…At worst, Covington is attempting to convince this Court to accept compliance with an order the Court did not issue. At best, Covington is seeking clarification of the Court’s actual order to excuse its non-compliance,” the filing alleges.

      Tantalisingly, the filing suggests Flynn hasn’t been provided with “all the notes, records, communications, and phone records of all the partners who consulted or worked” on his case, including Eric Holder (US Attorney General 2009 - 2015), Lanny Breuer (Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division of the US Department of Justice 2009 - 2013), and Michael Chertoff (second US Secretary of Homeland Security 2005 - 2009. While not officially assigned to Flynn’s case, the trio are prominent partners at Covington and are mentioned in several documents already turned over to Flynn’s new legal team.


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