A Coast Guard lieutenant and self-identified white nationalist accused of plotting a mass killing was arrested after federal investigators uncovered 15 firearms and more than 1,000 rounds of ammunition in the basement of his Maryland home. Christopher Paul Hasson, a veteran of the Marine Corps who worked at the U.S. Coast Guard headquarters in D.C., was contemplating pulling off chilling acts of domestic terror to sow violence and disorder, including biological attacks and tainting American food supplies, according to court documents. Hasson’s violent musings contemplated ways to “kill almost every last person on earth” and “establish a white homeland.” The government described the illegal weapons and drug charges that led to Hasson’s arrest Friday as the “proverbial tip of the iceberg.”
CNN has decided they want some of that fascist money by becoming another FOX News:
CNN announced on Tuesday it has hired longtime Republican operative Sarah Isgur as political editor, charged with shaping its 2020 campaign coverage.
According to a CNN spokesperson, Isgur, who most recently worked as the Department of Justice’s main spokesperson under then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions, will coordinate the network’s political coverage for the 2020 election cycle on TV and on CNN’s website. Isgur starts work next month, and will not be involved in coverage of DOJ. She will occasionally appear on TV.
Isgur’s LinkedIn page indicates she has no journalism experience. She has, however, worked for a variety of right-wing organizations and campaigns, including the Carly Fiorina and Mitt Romney presidential bids, the Republican National Committee, and a Ted Cruz US Senate campaign.
It began with Elizabeth Warren New Year’s Eve 2018 announcement that she would seek the nomination for president in 2020. That is 673 days before election day. Does that make sense?
A presidential term last 4 years. Therefore candidates are running for the White House for almost 2 years. That’s insane. And it gets worse every election cycle. This means elected officials are spending all this time running for office usually outside of the state where they elected in. And the insanity is not limited to the time it times to run for the president. It has become normal for a candidate to raise $1 billion for their campaign. Equally insane.
So should it be any wonder that we have the failed government that we do? We should demand a law that would prevent a presidential candidate to raise campaign money 6 months before the election. That would limit the campaign to that period of time.
And while we are at it, let’s have public funding of campaigns. And in that way we take the corrupting influence of money out of elections.
Scott Pelley: How long was it after that that you decided to start the obstruction of justice and counterintelligence investigations involving the president?
Andrew McCabe: I think the next day, I met with the team investigating the Russia cases. And I asked the team to go back and conduct an assessment to determine where are we with these efforts and what steps do we need to take going forward. I was very concerned that I was able to put the Russia case on absolutely solid ground in an indelible fashion that were I removed quickly or reassigned or fired that the case could not be closed or vanish in the night without a trace.
Scott Pelley: You wanted a documentary record—
Andrew McCabe: That’s right—
Scott Pelley: —That those investigations had begun because you feared that they would be made to go away.
More proof that the leadership of the Democratic Party have not learned their lesson. They have no intention of ridding itself from control by big business. That is why Bernie Sanders, and others, are fools in believing that the progressives can take over the party:
An internal fight is roiling the Democratic National Committee over whether to forgo corporate PAC money and make a big statement against money in politics as the 2020 presidential election starts to shift into high gear.
A small group of committee members thinks the DNC needs to show it’s serious about banning corporate PAC donations, taking the same step as many presidential candidates who have pledged to forgo corporate PAC money. Others in the DNC want every tool possible to defeat President Trump.
The DNC said it would only take money from corporations in line with the organization’s values in 2016. But its Resolutions Committee that met in Washington, DC, this week stopped short of banning for-profit corporate PAC donations altogether. The committee instead chose to study the issue over the next 18 months.
It would be a mistake for Bernie Sanders to run for president again in 2020. Like the last time the Democratic Party will make sure that he does not win the nomination. Additionally, he won’t be running against the most unpopular Democratic politician in American history. And by running a failed campaign he will be leading his supporters into a wild goose chase. Bernie should’ve have been leading a third party movement after 2016 rather than wasting his efforts transforming the Democratic Party. Sanders is an Independent, why not act accordingly. If he does decide to run then it should as a part of third party ticket. In the process Bernie will help build a movement. But he won’t do that. Sanders prefers a fanciful dream of becoming president rather doing the glamorous work of creating a true revolution in America.
Sen. Bernie Sanders is widely considered a top contender for the Democratic Party nomination in 2020, but he doesn’t have the backing of what some politicians rely on as a close ally: his home state paper.
“Bernie Sanders should not run for president. In fact, we beg him not to,” the editorial board of the Barre Montpelier Times Argus writes in a piece published Monday.
The paper dings Sanders for missing “dozens of votes that likely would have helped Vermonters” during his 2016 primary run against eventual nominee Hillary Clinton.
It hammers the Green Mountain State independent for favoring the national media circuit — Stephen Colbert’s late-night show, CNN hits and spots on MSNBC — over talking to local reporters.
In documents submitted to the U.S. district court, the special counsel’s office detailed some of the evidence against Roger Stone, acknowledging for the first time they possess direct communications between Stone and Russian operatives known collectively as Guccifer 2.0, as well as WikiLeaks.
The communications were gathered in connection to an indictment that Robert Mueller brought against 12 Russian intelligence operatives last year. Those individuals, who were all members of Russia’s Main Intelligence Directorate, or GRU, operated under aliases including DCLeaks and Guccifer 2.0.
…In its initial indictment against Stone last month, the special counsel’s office revealed that a senior Trump campaign official “was directed” to reach out to Stone regarding WikiLeaks’ publication of John Podesta’s emails. Now that Stone himself was shown to have been in direct communication with Russian intelligence operatives, there is a direct line running between the Trump campaign and Russian military intelligence officials.