In the history of mankind, many republics have risen, have flourished for a less or greater time, and then have fallen because their citizens lost the power of governing themselves and thereby of governing their state. TR

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Manafort Convicted on Eight Counts; Mistrial on Ten Others

From the Washington Post: A jury has found former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort guilty after a three-week trial on tax and bank fraud charges — a major if not complete victory for special counsel Robert S. Mueller III as he continues to investigate the president’s associates. The jury convicted Manafort on eight of the 18 counts against him. The jury said it was deadlocked

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Federal Judge Accuses Mueller of Pursuing Manafort to Get Trump

Yes, that’s right. A prosecutor with unlimited power, time and money to go after anyone to get Trump. That’s a problem. From the Washington Post: A federal judge in Virginia on Friday accused the office of special counsel Robert S. Mueller III of pursuing a fraud case against President Trump’s former campaign manager to pressure him to “sing” and provide evidence against the president. The

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Trump Early on Election Night: “What a Waste of Time and Money”

President Trump initially thought he was going to lose to Hillary Clinton on election night and bemoaned the waste of resources expended to become president, according to “Let Trump be Trump,” a new book by former Trump campaign aides David Bossie and Corey Lewandowski. From a Politico article about the book: “What a waste of time and money,” they say Trump said on election night

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How the Deep State is Moving to Take Back the White House

Robert Mueller’s indictment of Paul Manafort for alleged crimes unrelated to the Russia investigation demonstrates that the Washington establishment, and Democrats in particular, are on a path to succeed in their effort to reclaim the election from voters by ousting President Trump. Here’s how it has worked. The Democrats and the press went wild over allegations that the Trump campaign colluded with the Russians to

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White House: Manafort Charge, Papadopoulos Plea Have Nothing to Do With Trump

According to White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders: Today’s announcement has nothing to do with the President, has nothing to do with the President’s campaign or campaign activity. The real collusion scandal, as we’ve said several times before, has everything to do with the Clinton campaign, Fusion GPS, and Russia. There’s clear evidence of the Clinton campaign colluding with Russian intelligence to spread disinformation

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Manafort Indicted, Turns Himself In

Former Donald Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort has been indicted in connection to the probe of Russian interference in the 2016 elections and will turn himself in to the FBI Monday. Manafort and his business partner Rick Gates, who was also been ordered to turn himself in and did so, are the first people to be arrested in connection with the probe. But the indictment, which

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Manafort Exits the Trump Campaign

Despite all the spin that came out of the Trump campaign about Steve Bannon and Kellyanne Conway being an “addition” to the operation, it’s clear that this was part of a move to ease Manafort out. I mean, three competing big personalities at the helm? Talk about unclear lines of authority. Look, there’s a certain bottom line here. Trump is down in the polls. He

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