Thursday, July 20, 2017

Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner, and Paul Manafort are all scheduled to appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee next week.

Courtesy of the Independent:  

Jared Kushner, Donald Trump Jr and former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort are to testify before the US Senate Judiciary Committee in relation to a meeting with a Russian lawyer who promised to provide incriminating information about Hillary Clinton. 

The meeting has come under intense scrutiny as part of investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 US election and possible collusion on the part of the Trump campaign. 

Mr Trump Jr and Mr Manafort are to appear in front of the committee on July 26, but Mr Kushner is due to appear on July 24 in a closed session.

Mr Kushner’s lawyer Abbe Lowell said his client is voluntarily cooperating with the congressional probes into the now notorious meeting. 

In addition, Natalia Veselnitskaya, the Russian lawyer who organised the meeting with Mr Trump Jr, has also said she would be happy to testify.

Oh I am DEFINITELY clearing my calendar to watch this.

I just wish that Kushner's was an open door testimony as well.

Maybe he is just afraid that people will mock his little boy voice if he appears on television.

But don't worry he is certainly not out of the woods yet.

Courtesy of Newsweek: 

The Congressional oversight body that holds U.S. employees accountable and exposes government fraud and abuse voted unanimously Wednesday to investigate why senior Trump administration officials have been granted security clearances. 

Senior advisors to the president, Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump, former National Security Advisor Mike Flynn, and Attorney General Jeff Sessions were all given security clearances after “omitting significant information about foreign contacts from their applications,” said a statement from Illinois House Representative Raja Krishnamoorthi.

And the noose gets a little bit tighter.

P.S. After I wrote this I saw a few talking heads on TV suggesting that Junior and Manafort would be idiots to agree to show up for this hearing, and I got a little worried.

But then Senator Dianne Feinstein came along to put those concerns to rest:  

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said Thursday she isn't concerned about Donald Trump Jr. and Paul Manafort agreeing to testify before a Senate panel, because if they don't "they'll be subpoenaed." 

"Am I concerned? No, I'm not concerned, because if they don't they'll be subpoenaed," Feinstein, the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, told reporters.

And there you have it.

Junior and Manafort might TRY to avoid testifying next week, but they will ultimately testify one way or the other. 


  1. Anonymous1:51 PM

    Damn, I may just love one Republican after all!

    TALLAHASSEE — Billionaire health care mogul and GOP megadonor Mike Fernandez has one message to Republicans who don’t stand up to President Donald Trump: Grow a pair.

    “All the Republicans who hide behind the flag and hide behind the church, they don’t have the f------ balls to do what it takes,” Fernandez told POLITICO Florida in a telephone interview on Thursday.

    1. Anonymous3:12 PM

    2. Fernandez is better known as the head of the Miami mafia.

  2. Anonymous1:53 PM

    Wanna see Trumpthing and Kushner on the stand, trying to remember whatever it was that their lawyers told them to say. I'm sure they're very experienced liars but this is different.

    Rich sons of rich fathers rarely have to take any responsibility for anything, this will be a completely new experience for them.

    I'm sure they'll both turn out to have memory disorders.

    1. Anonymous2:51 PM

      Suspect they will so cock-up their "testimony"... Trump Sr. will be furious & yell at Junior till he cries. Wonder if it's the Stockholm Syndrone that keeps those kids "loving" their father...

    2. Anonymous3:08 PM

      Memory disorders or flat out lying!

    3. Anonymous5:49 PM

      Junior actaully showed a bit of balls right after T.RUmp divorced Ivana

    4. Anonymous8:13 PM

      Junior is so arrogant that he is probably convinced he knows better than all the lawyers who are trying to minimize the potential wreckage. His thoughtless handling of the emails is one more example of how the Trump family believes there are no consequences for their words or actions.

      I'm sure the attorneys are terrified that his ego will cause him to spill secrets that will do untold damage to their defense of Trump.

  3. Anonymous2:38 PM

    To quote Clint Eastwood


    1. Anonymous3:47 PM

      "“Every second of every day is a gift.”
      "20 dead children"we believe our nation’s laws can be vastly improved to save lives."We traveled on to Newtown to try to help. At a gathering for the survivors and their families, we held people’s hands. We knew they would not remember us in their state of shock, but we wanted them to know that they were not alone, that it was possible to survive unimaginable grief."She was hit by a total of six bullets. In addition to the leg wound, she was shot three times in the abdomen. Another round struck her in the shoulder, shattering her clavicle. The bullet that entered through Jessi’s eye left a five-inch hole in the back of her head, blowing her brains onto the theater seats, floor, and people around her."

      "49 people were massacred at the Pulse nightclub—the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history. "

      " Donald Trump had bragged that he could shoot somebody in the middle of Fifth Avenue and people would still love him"

      "People say many things to try to help with the grief. A scientist once told me, “All we are is energy. Energy never dies. It continues on. It just changes form.” I like to think of Jessi that way sometimes."

      "Make My day"

  4. Anonymous2:41 PM

    I doubt it if Junior and Mr Ivanka will testify on the same day. One needs to know what the other one said.

    You go first and I will match you

  5. Anonymous3:00 PM


    Did Russia guarantee loans to the Trump Organization? Inquiring minds want to know

  6. Anonymous3:22 PM

    If Todd Palin can ignore being subpoenaed in Alaska, why wouldn't Trump team be even more bold? They disregard and disrespect law. They have connections.

    1. Anonymous5:57 PM

      The world is watching.

    2. Anonymous11:42 PM

      Yeah. Bad Company knows what they did and who they did it to and why they did it. Grin.

  7. Anonymous3:36 PM

    I predicted he wont last the year, now they are following the money.....My prediction could be slightly off. His demise could be much earlier.
    He ran to get more attention for his reality show. Boom, he won. Putting his entire mob financed empire under the microscope. He is so screwed. Ego takes over common sense. Cardinal rule......stay under the radar.

  8. Anonymous3:41 PM

    Why is Kushner's behind closed doors? Do we not have the right to hear, or once again supposed to believe what we're fed.

    1. Anonymous5:52 PM

      See 2:41's comment above. That's why.

  9. Anonymous4:11 PM

    Those are great mug shots of the 3 stoogies.ahem I meant to say the perps, or maybe the idiots.
    I hope they bring a toothbrush to prison ,cause that's all they will have left one fucking tooth.
    Of course after the beatings etc.

  10. Anonymous4:44 PM

    Don Jr's facial expressions remind me of Beaker from Sesame Street.

  11. I'd be worried about why Kushner gets a closed door and two days early. He is going to poison the water before Jr and Manafort get a chance to speak. And without public scrutiny there is no way he can be nailed on his lies. These Republican heavy committees always throw softballs and suppress any attempts by Democrats to get the truth.

    Wonder if they'll cut off Kamala Harris again or tell Elizabeth Warren to sit down and shut up.

    1. Anonymous5:53 PM

      Technically, Kushner is a WH staffer. Sonny Boy ain't.

  12. Anonymous5:47 PM

    Does anyone else find that in the two pictures on the right, German SS uniforms seem to keep replacing the business suits? And I barely need to squint.

  13. WA Skeptic7:07 PM

    All of them will lie through their teeth, and there's nothing we can do about it.

  14. Anonymous9:37 PM

    Mark my words they will all plead the 5th.🍿🍿🍿🍿🍿🍿

    1. That and the 2nd are the only two amendments the Death Party considers sacred.

  15. Anonymous7:38 AM

    Here it isis:


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