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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Obama WH counsel faces possible prosecution in Mueller-initiated probe
[FOX] Former Obama White House Counsel and Clinton-linked attorney Greg Craig may soon be charged by the Justice Department for engaging in illegal unregistered overseas lobbying, in a case initially probed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller -- a development that would make him the first Democrat to face prosecution amid the long-running Russia investigation.

The case centers on lobbying work that Craig performed in 2012 for the Russian-backed president of Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovych, while Craig was a partner at the law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. Craig allegedly never registered as a foreign agent under a U.S. law known as the Foreign Agents Registration Act, or FARA, which requires lobbyists to declare publicly if they represent foreign leaders, governments or their political parties.

FARA violations were only rarely prosecuted until Mueller took aim at Paul Manafort, President Trump's former campaign chairman, for his lobbying work in Ukraine. Manafort, who connected Craig with Yanukovych, has been convicted on numerous bank and tax fraud charges, and was separately accused of FARA violations as well. He was sentenced earlier this month to approximately seven years in prison.

Craig left Skadden last year as his work with Manafort became public. In January, Skadden agreed to cooperate with the DOJ's registration requirements and paid $4.6 million in a settlement to avoid a criminal prosecution. "We have learned much from this incident and are taking steps to prevent anything similar from happening again," the firm said in a statement at the time.
Posted by: Besoeker || 03/20/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [264 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Haven't seen anything so far.
Posted by: JohnQC || 03/20/2019 9:33 Comments || Top||


-Obits-
Why did Obama and Clinton economic adviser, 58, take his own life despite having a new book coming out in June?
Posted by: Skidmark || 03/20/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [593 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I didn't see any reason given in the article.
Posted by: Besoeker || 03/20/2019 2:12 Comments || Top||

#2  he had begun work on studying the economics of opiod addiction

just a guess that he may have taken some and got hooked
Posted by: lord garth || 03/20/2019 4:31 Comments || Top||

#3  Timing is everything...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 03/20/2019 5:23 Comments || Top||

#4  He found out he was going to get the $15 minimum for writing the book.
Posted by: Airandee || 03/20/2019 6:18 Comments || Top||

#5  He 'got tired of winning' and became depressed as he watched his 401k portfolio grow ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 03/20/2019 8:33 Comments || Top||

#6  "Despite"?

Did Fox Butterfield write the headline?
Posted by: charger || 03/20/2019 9:22 Comments || Top||

#7  Arkancide?
Posted by: Warthog || 03/20/2019 9:23 Comments || Top||

#8  #4 He found out he was going to get the $15 minimum for writing the book.

And his book was going to be given away free by the Progs.
Posted by: JohnQC || 03/20/2019 9:31 Comments || Top||

#9  Sounds like his job was to defend the indefensible. That must get tedious. My sympathies to his family.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 03/20/2019 12:35 Comments || Top||

#10  Guilt.
Posted by: Mrs. Davis || 03/20/2019 12:41 Comments || Top||

#11  from the article: He was known as an expert on the labor market who argued that raising minimum wage did not slow hiring

That seems a bit counter-intuitive. Generally, when you make something more expensive, you get less of it. Makes me wonder if there is some journalistic spin in "did not slow hiring" - for example, it didn't slow hiring, but a lot of people got laid off or had their hours cut.

And while I'm generally suspicious of statistical arguments, shouldn't we be accustomed by now to people around the Clintons being found unexpectedly dead?
Posted by: SteveS || 03/20/2019 13:37 Comments || Top||

#12  Took his own life? That's what they want you to think!
Posted by: AlmostAnonymous5839 || 03/20/2019 15:23 Comments || Top||

#13  He was known as an expert on the labor market who argued that raising minimum wage did not slow hiring

A counterintuitive but arguable claim until the experiment was run in, I think, Seattle, and currently in New York City. In both cases not only has hiring in the lower wage groups dropped, but the number of those employed in minimum wage jobs was actively reduced following the increase in the minimum wage. In brief, they fired ‘em and didn’t hire replacements.
Posted by: trailing wife || 03/20/2019 17:46 Comments || Top||

#14  the article and various other new summaries do not do a good job of discussing Krueger's work on the minimum wage

he was studying what could be called marginal increases, say from $7 to $7.5 and not the increases from 10 to 15

these have some different dynamics because in the .50 cent increases, the businesses have the slack to raise prices a few cents and cut back on fancy napkins, etc. while in the case of the $5 increase, the business require major restructuring of their cash outlays
Posted by: lord garth || 03/20/2019 19:03 Comments || Top||

#15  He was known as an expert on the road speeds who argued that raising the speeding fine did not slow driving
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 03/20/2019 19:15 Comments || Top||


-Land of the Free
Data Review Contradicts Hickenlooper Claim on Colo. Gun-Check Law
Posted by: DarthVader || 03/20/2019 09:56 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [234 views] Top|| File under:

#1  As always, "gun control" isn't about safety. It is about control.
Posted by: DarthVader || 03/20/2019 9:56 Comments || Top||

#2  "There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics"
Posted by: JohnQC || 03/20/2019 11:19 Comments || Top||

#3  Reality 1 - Chickenlicker 0
Posted by: Iblis || 03/20/2019 14:53 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Politix
Mitt Romney chastises POTUS for disparaging remarks about Maverick
[Deseret News Utah] SALT LAKE CITY ‐ Sen. Mitt Romney chastised President Donald Trump on Tuesday for the latest denigrating remarks he made about the late Arizona Sen. John McCain.

"I can’t understand why the President would, once again, disparage a man as exemplary as my friend John McCain: heroic, courageous, patriotic, honorable, self-effacing, self-sacrificing, empathetic, and driven by duty to family, country, and God," the Utah Republican tweeted.

During an Oval Office meeting with Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday, Trump was asked about his recent tweets about McCain. The president responded that he's "very unhappy" that McCain voted against repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act in 2017.

"I was never a fan of John McCain, and I never will be," Trump told reporters.

In a series of tweets over the weekend, Trump hit McCain for his handling of a dossier compiled by a former British spy on Trump's relationship with Russia leading up to the 2016 election.

"So it was indeed (just proven in court papers) 'last in his class' (Annapolis) John McCain that sent the Fake Dossier to the FBI and Media hoping to have it printed BEFORE the Election," Trump tweeted on Sunday. "He & the Dems, working together, failed (as usual). Even the Fake News refused this garbage!"

Romney posted a nearly 500-word essay about his one-time political rival on his Senate campaign website after McCain died last August.
Posted by: Besoeker || 03/20/2019 02:15 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [593 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The GOP ran Romney, Ryan, McCain and Palin and they think Palin was the mistake.
Posted by: Airandee || 03/20/2019 6:16 Comments || Top||

#2  I'm very pro-Trump, but, yeah, beating a dead scammer horse seems like a waste of effort when there are so many live targets to go after...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 03/20/2019 6:31 Comments || Top||

#3  Envious Casca
Posted by: Procopius2k || 03/20/2019 9:14 Comments || Top||

#4  John McCain: heroic, courageous, patriotic, honorable, self-effacing, self-sacrificing, empathetic, and driven by duty

LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL.

This is just the sheer "2+2=5" trolling the Ruling Class loves to engage in.



Posted by: charger || 03/20/2019 9:25 Comments || Top||

#5  As for Mr. Romney - Brutus is an honorable man
Posted by: Procopius2k || 03/20/2019 9:53 Comments || Top||

#6  Let me go on record as chastising Mitt Romney for disparaging the sitting president of his own party when he should be helping him build the wall insead.
Posted by: jpal || 03/20/2019 10:16 Comments || Top||

#7  Trump didn't call him NoName. Trump's got good reasons for his disgust--how about NoName's complicity in the dirty faked dossier, Hillary and the DNC cooked up to get rid of Trump. Treasonous. The Pubs got rid of Flake and Corker and got Romney. A lose-lose deal. With Pubs like this who needs Dems?
Posted by: JohnQC || 03/20/2019 10:51 Comments || Top||

#8  Just like with Omar and Tlaib, I don't even have to boycott Utah. Nothing I buy is made there...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 03/20/2019 10:57 Comments || Top||

#9  Fuck you Rumpney and fuck McStain.
Posted by: DarthVader || 03/20/2019 11:04 Comments || Top||

#10  Thanks for your comment #6 jpal. I voted for him in 2012 and although we wound up with Obama, in retrospect Romney would have been useless.
Posted by: warthogswife || 03/20/2019 11:29 Comments || Top||

#11  I'm very pro-Trump, but, yeah, beating a dead scammer horse seems like a waste of effort when there are so many live targets to go after...

Yeah. Like Romney.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 03/20/2019 11:34 Comments || Top||

#12  Keating 5. All "good and honorable" men.

I lived with Romney as Mass governor and he was just as worthless then.
Posted by: AlanC || 03/20/2019 11:43 Comments || Top||

#13  Did somebody say Keating 5?

Here's what the Phoenix New Times had to say about it.

And here's a little rundown on McCain's aerial exploits.

I dunno. I wasn't there. But some of the things I read are not good.

And now it seems that Romney wants to take the Maverick mantle upon himself. But all that means is , when the vote is really important, you can count on Romney to screw it up the same way that McCain always did.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 03/20/2019 12:26 Comments || Top||

#14  So the facts are showing he WAS responsible for a part of the fake dossier event. Dead or alive, he cause millions in wasted dollars and criminal disruption to our constitutional electoral process. A traitor is a traitor, dead or alive.
Posted by: 49 Pan || 03/20/2019 12:35 Comments || Top||

#15  Romney you are a worthless turd. Please resign and demand an actual human be appointed in your place.
Posted by: Silentbrick || 03/20/2019 12:53 Comments || Top||

#16  Willard Mittens, McFail, Flake, Corker - all worthless
Posted by: Frank G || 03/20/2019 14:55 Comments || Top||

#17  my friend John McCain: heroic courageous, patriotic, honorable, self-effacing, self-sacrificing, empathetic, and driven by duty to family, country, and God,, petulant man-child

FIFY Mitt
Posted by: AlmostAnonymous5839 || 03/20/2019 16:00 Comments || Top||

#18  So one should never speak ill of the dead no matter what foul crap they pulled against their own team? Utter nonsense.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 03/20/2019 17:08 Comments || Top||

#19  "Hitler, Stalin, Mao and Pol Pot have been dead for years -- isn't time to move on?"
Posted by: charger || 03/20/2019 17:15 Comments || Top||

#20  Mitt Romney. The man who got me, for the first time in my life, to not vote for the R for president.
Posted by: Glasing Untervehr4432 || 03/20/2019 17:42 Comments || Top||

#21  @#20 now that is something to be smug about in hindsight!
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 03/20/2019 18:20 Comments || Top||

#22  This will become the GOPe mantra: "What would Maverick do?" Of course no one will be listening...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 03/20/2019 20:42 Comments || Top||

#23  "What would Maverick do?" Of course no one will be listening...

Yes, but the squirrels on lawns everywhere will prick up their ears and tremble.
Posted by: SteveS || 03/20/2019 21:14 Comments || Top||



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  Colombia seizes assets to the ELN guerrillas
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