CNN isn’t backing off their claim that Michael Cohen can prove Trump complicity with the Trump Tower meeting. This is despite the fact that Lanny Davis has recanted and backed off of the claim. We reported earlier after Davis’s under-reported interview with Anderson Cooper that he basically went back on every claim he had previously made.
Davis reiterated to the Washington Post that his own claims were bogus. But CNN is persisting in reporting that Cohen is ready to dish dirt on Trump. CNN seems to be going the Dan Rather route of “It’s not proven, but we believe it in our hearts”. Possible things Cohen might know about? There’s the Trump Tower meeting and potential interference through the DNC server hack, although Lanny Davis has now denied both. There’s also an old report from the UK Daily Mail back in May that Cohen demanded money from Qatar for Trump. But so far this seems to be tabloid gossip.
Lanny Davis says Cohen dirt oversold. CNN still buying it.
Democrats know impeachment is out of grasp and have stopped running on it. The economy is too good, and their evidence is too bad to actually think they could get 75 Senators to vote for impeachment. But Democrats are promising endless probes and investigations if they take control of the House. According to Bloomberg, Democrats have a long laundry list of taxpayer funded probes to hit Trump with in order to obstruct his agenda. Still, Trump has weathered investigations through the first two years of his Presidency while still accomplishing major agenda items. Voters will need to decide in November whether they want massive obstruction in the House or continued progress on the economy.
Democrats abandon impeachment, go for obstruction instead
Speaking of Trump accomplishments, stocks are through the roof again as the US and Mexico get closer to closing a new NAFTA deal. Trump blew up the old NAFTA deal in an effort to secure something better for the United States. He has accomplished this and North American trade is back on. The Mexico NAFTA agreement should also bring Canada back into the mix. This is a big victory for Trump’s foreign trade policy.
NAFTA 2.0 with Mexico coming back online
Republican candidate Austin Petersen had his Twitter account suspended for 12 hours after thousands of antifa communist Democrats are triggered by a Stalin gif he posted. No, this isn’t the Babylon Bee. Petersen posted the gif in response to one pundit’s ridiculous assertion that Petersen had paid the Russians off to hack Claire McCaskill’s email account. Petersen is in an uphill battle in the Republican primary to take on McCaskill for her tenuously held Senate seat in Missouri. He has caused a splash with his AR-15 and 3D gun printer giveaways through the campaign.
Communists triggered by Stalin gif
Is North Korea building new ballistic missiles? That’s the claim by Washington Post citing unnamed US spies who decided to share classified intelligence with the news agency on the condition of anonymity. Of course, we’ve seen so much fake news coming from unnamed sources through WaPo and others that there really can’t be too much stock put in this. It would absolutely benefit Democrats in November to blunt the progress Trump has made with North Korea. And it seems like a very big risk for people in our spy agencies to tell the Washington Post something so sensitive. So for now, we’ll stick with the official story.
WaPo publishes classified intel on North Korea, claims anonymous sources
There was no collusion, and even if there was it’s not a crime. That’s the latest from Trump attorney Rudy Guiliani. Guiliani made the claim Monday on Fox & Friends. Depending on the facts and circumstances, he’s correct. If Trump didn’t commission hackers to break into the DNC’s servers or somehow cause them to break the law, then any other sort of collusion is meaningless. Even if Trump arranged and met with the Russian attorney in Trump Tower, which he didn’t, it still wouldn’t be a violation of the law. In fact, compared to hiring a British spy get paid dirt from Russian operatives and then giving that phony info to the FBI to start an investigation, even the worst allegations against Trump are trivial.
Considering Trump has never been the target of a criminal investigation having to do with Russia and considering Hillary Clinton colluded more than even the most wild allegations against Trump, I think it’s time to stop beating this dead horse and move on.
Trump didn’t collude, and even if he had it wasn’t a crime
It will be yuge. In the era of fake news and hyperbole, Trump is only one of many offenders. We live in an age where anyone can say anything and lay claim to credibility. It works especially well if you use half the facts and flawed research. That’s exactly what the Washington Post did when they declared that repealing Obamacare WILL kill more than 43,000 people a year. Not “it may”, not even “experts suggest”. It will kill them. 43,000 a year. Poof. Just like that. Without even getting end of life counseling.
“…thousands of American lives that were previously protected by provisions of the Affordable Care Act are in danger” begins the article. The claim is based on a study that says that for every 455 people put on Medicaid, one person a year lives who would have died otherwise. Since correlation always means causation, the reasoning is sound. It’s even more sound if you consider that there is absolutely no replacement for ACA.
Of course, that’s not true. Republicans already have a replacement ready, and it keeps some key parts of ACA such as not being dropped for pre-existing conditions. But here the article makes a strange argument. Despite being obviously anti-Republican, the article notes that while it only takes 50 votes to repeal Obamacare, it would take 60 to pass a replacement. I think the argument goes something like this: Republicans can repeal Obamacare easily, but in order to replace it and save 43,000 lives a year Democrats would have to not filibuster. So perhaps the headline should have read “Democrat filibuster will kill 43,000 people”.
Interestingly, this isn’t the first time some wild eye, crazy hair person has claimed that repealing Obamacare equals mass murder. Bernie Sanders used to say that without the ACA 36,000 people would die annually. At the time he was given 4 Pinocchios by none other than the Washington Post.
Now? Apparently now Bernie’s prediction of 36,000 dead per year if Obamacare is repealed is “certainly well within the ballpark of scientific consensus”, according to the article. Good night, and good luck.