Two of the impeachable offenses of which President Donald Trump has been accused — colluding with Russian political interference and working with Michael Cohen to violate campaign finance laws — would directly imply that he was elected as a result of fraud. And according to law professor Michael Glennon of Tufts University, this means that if Trump does get impeached for these alleged high crimes, Vice President Mike Pence must go down as well.
“Are you now or have you ever worked for Russia, Mr. President?” Fox News host Jeanine Pirro asked Trump when he called into her Saturday night show.
The Young Turks:
“A Christian charity with ties to the National Prayer Breakfast reported unspecified expenses associated with having Russian guests attend the event in 2017 and possibly other years, federal tax documents show.
The guests may have included people picked by convicted Russian agent Maria Butina as part of a plan to create back-channel connections with U.S. policy-makers, many of whom attend the breakfast. One leader of the charity appears to match details the FBI has given about an unnamed breakfast organizer who aided Butina.
In her plea agreement, Butina admitted to acting as an agent of the Russian government without registering with the Justice Department.
The FBI says that Butina and her handler — widely reported to be Alexander Torshin, a Russian official said to be close to President Vladimir Putin — attended the breakfast to influence U.S politics. The tax records reviewed by TYT represent the first indication they may have received direct financial support in their efforts.”
Hosts: Cenk Uygur, John Iadarola, Michael Shure
Joy Reid, for Rachel Maddow
Frank Figliuzzi, former assistant director of the FBI’s counterintelligence department, talks with Joy Reid about the part of the Trump-Russia “iceberg” the public can’t see that likely formed the basis of the FBI’s concerns about whether Donald Trump was working for Russia.
( Sad… You know where Putin is going with this. Ironically, the fanatically Pro-USA First right-wing media will be all aboard on this, as long as can be seen to be in line with their Trumpism. )
Moscow city authorities have refused permission for an annual ceremony honouring victims of Soviet dictator Josef Stalin, according to Russia’s most prominent human rights group.
Memorial, the country’s oldest rights group, has held a 12-hour ceremony every year on 29 October for the past 11 years.