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Romney Announces Senate Run With Contrast to Trump

Well, Mitt Romney is back, he announced Friday that he’s running for Senate, and there’s little chance he won’t win. And he’s setting himself up as the anti-Trump – now, of course, that President Trump failed to offer him the job of Secretary of State, which it seems he would have taken.

From his opening campaign video:

Utah welcomes legal immigrants from around the world. Washington sends immigrants a message of exclusion. And on Utah’s Capitol Hill, people treat one another with respect.

Get it?

So another moderate Republican, aka “Severe Conservative,” comes to Capitol Hill to accommodate Democrats and sacrifice the conservative agenda. He’ll be a member of all kinds of gangs of six and gangs of eight trying to reach deals with Democrats. And he’ll lead the Donald Trump is Horrifying Caucus in Washington.

Well, at least the video nice to watch. It opens with Romney standing a Roller Derby rink – okay, I guess that’s maybe something from the Salt Lake City Olympic he ran – and includes some beautiful shots of Utah. And of course Romney looks nice and casual, as all super-wealthy politicians do, and for the first time in decades finds himself in a diner where he hears the thoughts of average people.

Former Trump Campaign Advisor Close to a Plea Deal With Mueller

The dude is getting his ducks in a row, hoping they’ll all sing. Or start quacking.

According to CNN:

Former Trump campaign adviser Rick Gates is finalizing a plea deal with special counsel Robert Mueller’s office, indicating he’s poised to cooperate in the investigation, according to sources familiar with the case.

Gates has already spoken to Mueller’s team about his case and has been in plea negotiations for about a month. He’s had what criminal lawyers call a “Queen for a Day” interview, in which a defendant answers any questions from the prosecutors’ team, including about his own case and other potential criminal activity he witnessed.

Gates’ cooperation could be another building block for Mueller in a possible case against President Donald Trump or key members of his team.

Once a plea deal is in place, Gates would become the third known cooperator in Mueller’s sprawling probe into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. It would also increase the pressure to cooperate on Gates’ co-defendant Paul Manafort, Trump’s former campaign chairman, who has pleaded not guilty to Mueller’s indictment and is preparing for a trial on alleged financial crimes unrelated to the campaign. Gates pleaded not guilty on October 30 alongside Manafort.

“Nobody (who’s charged) goes in to provide incriminating information to the government unless it’s part of plea negotiations,” said a criminal defense attorney who represents a witness in the case. In a Queen for a Day interview, a defendant can typically admit to crimes with little additional consequences, unless he or she lies.

Sanders Wants Kelly to Face the Press on Porter

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders has apparently had it with trying to explain what the White House did about Rob Porter and wants Chief of Staff John Kelly to come to the briefing room podium and do it himself. That makes sense. This thing has gone on incredibly long. A smart White House would… Continue Reading

Trump Suggests Classmates Should Have Reported Shooter

President Trump today tweeted a message that sounds a lot like “blaming the victim,” suggesting that the Florida shooter’s classmates should have reported him to “authorities.” “Neighbors and classmates knew he was a big problem. Must always report such instances to authorities, again and again!” Trump tweeted. Here’s the tweet, which some reason is linked… Continue Reading

Trump Schedule || Thursday, February 15, 2018

11:00 am || Receives his intelligence briefing 1:15 pm || Meets with the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley All times Eastern Live stream of White House briefing at 1:00 pm ******* Get my new biography of Steve Bannon, “Bannon, Always the Rebel,” based on wide-ranging research and ten hours of exclusive interviews with Bannon… Continue Reading